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         DE RE METALLICA: Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556

      The Mining Magazine, London 1912 - The first edition in English, privately published by subscription. Originally published in 1556, Agricola's De Re Metallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation - what today would be called the "scientific approach." It is therefore the first book to offer detailed technical drawings to illustrate the various specialized techniques of the many branches of mining, and the first to provide a realistic history of mining from antiquity to the mid-sixteenth century. In 1912, the book was translated by Herbert Clark Hoover, a mining engineer (and later President of the United States) and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, a geologist and Latinist. Their translation is notable not only for its clarity of language, but for the extensive footnotes, which detail the classical references to mining and metals. Includes all 289 of the woodcuts from the 1556 edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hoover (upside down) on the rear flyleaf to Lewis L. Strauss, Jr. (1896-1974), who served as Hoover's private secretary during his tenure as head of the United States Food Administration, with an inscription by Strauss on the front flyleaf: "Given me by my old Chief, (see inscription in back cover), December 1920, Lewis L. Strauss Jr." Strauss accompanied Hoover on several European missions, worked for his election to the presidency in 1928, and maintained a life-long friendship with the President. Folio. The original vellum binding has been expertly recased, with cloth reinforcement to the hinges and some restoration to the corners and tips. Partially uncut. Some general soiling and mottling to the vellum, more so along the spine. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCE

      Martin Secker [1912]., London - Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9 [10-12] 13-297 [298: printer's imprint] [299-304: ads], original decorated black cloth, front panel stamped in white and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in white and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Outside the fantasy genre Onions is best-known for his grim, unrelenting character novels, especially IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCE (1912), a murder mystery, and THE STORY OF RAGGED ROBYN (1945), which creates a nightmare landscape of the seventeenth-century Lincolnshire marshes and often challenges the reader to distinguish between reality and fantasy." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 709. "Not detection, but a minor classic of crime. The background, planning, and execution are told in the first person, which unfolds the sufficient motive." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 1667. Hubin (1994), p. 615. Several white stains to rear cover, an otherwise quite attractive copy. (#118819) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Simon Bretano's 1912 Washington Monument (New York City) Ceremony Volunteer Firemen Association Ribbon and Medal

      New York City, 1912. Good to Very Good. The medal is approximately 7" long. The pale blue ribbon has faded printing that reads "Dedication of / Washington's Monument / Feb 22 1912 / New York City." A hanging medallion, featuring a color illustration of a firemen saving a woman as flames blaze around him, contains the text, "Exempt and Volunteer Firemen Association / New York City." An additional color medallion with a portrait of George Washington is affixed to the ribbon. A brass pin-plate at the top has an insert that reads, "Simon Bretano." Some soiling. Bretano, the head of the famous bookselling and publishing company, was the single most knowledgeable person about New York firefighting and one of the most knowledgeable experts about firefighting in general. he was often consulted by fire departments from around the world.

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         Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

      FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPER, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending the first part of the day in the office, he returned to the apartment he shared with his parents and thee sisters, had lunch, napped, took a walk, and then did a series of strengthening and stretching calisthenics. This was his daily ritual before settling in for the evening - and often far into the night - to what he considered his true life, a life dedicated to writing. Then, whether acting on a long-meditated plan or following an obscure, sudden intuition, he set down the words of the first hammerlike sentence of what would become his most famous story and one of the defining works of modern imaginative fiction, The Metamorphosis, or more simply, 'The Transformation': 'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect.' Ever since, readers have been mesmerized, amused, puzzled, irritated, and unsettled by Gregor's life-changing transformation" (Mark M. Anderson, ed. The Metamorphosis).With the famous illustration by Ottomar Starke on the front wrapper. Kafka was adamant that the illustration not depict a bug, writing in a letter to the publishing house: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance."The Metamorphosis was one of the few works published by Kafka in his lifetime.Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dated 1916 as usual) over red paper covers; custom cloth box. A little foxing to front wrapper; text exceptionally clean and fresh. An excellent copy of one of the cornerstones of Western literature.

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         [Autograph Letter Signed]

      [London]: [The Punch Office], 1912. "Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad." (A. A. Milne). MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. Early Autograph Letter Signed. [London, The Punch Office, ca. 1912-14]. One octavo page written on both sides (7 x 4 1/2 inches; 178 x 114 mm). Extended at inner margin by 7/16 inch; 11 mm.). A fascinating and heartfelt letter to his dear friend Frederick Henry Townsend who was the first art editor of Punch magazine. A.A. Milne took his seat at the Punch table in 1910 and three of the other members are mentioned in this letter, including Rudie Lehmann, Owen Seaman and Lawrence Bradbury. "THE office. Tuesday [ca. 1912-14]. My dear Townsend, Nut. [sic] You are now the only person at the table without an appendix. We thought of having a cartoon about it last night but Seaman was against it. Did you know he was back - back from the sunny south to find his Art Editor gone and his art editor's appendix no more. Fortunately his Assistant Editor's cold remains. I have just heard from Bradbury that you have had a rotten time. It seems rather futile to say that I'm awfully sorry; you know I am. We shall miss you at the table. As soon as Rudie heard of it he got gout and refused to come last night. Buck up and get better; and as soon as you are strong enough to stand, and weak enough to be only just able to swing a club I will play you level at golf, and beat you. Then I shall retire from the game. A thought occurs to me. I expect you will have rather a boring time in bed. Now I have the finest collection of bad novels of any man living - just the thing for a convalescent with not too much brain & no appendix. Let me know if you want some and I will send a selection along. Goodbye & good luck, Ever Yours A.A. Milne" Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956). English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II. Milne's work came to the attention of the leading British humour magazine Punch, where Milne was to become a contributor and later an assistant editor. Milne played for the amateur English cricket team the Allahakbarries alongside authors J. M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Milne was also a very keen golfer and he wrote an essay The Charm of Golf (the sixth essay) in his book Not That it Matters (London, Methuen, 1919). "When he reads of the notable doings of famous golfers, the eighteen-handicap man has no envy in his heart. For by this time he has discovered the great secret of golf. Before he began to play he wondered wherein lay the fascination of it; now he knows. Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad." Frederick Henry Townsend (1868-1920). Born in London, he studied at The Lambeth School of Art where other students included Leonard Raven-Hill and Arthur Rackham. One of his first jobs was to illustrate two stories by Oscar Wilde that appeared in Court & Society Review. Townsend contributed to several newspapers and magazine including Punch Magazine, The Daily Graphic, The Tatler, The Idler, The Pall Mall Gazette, The Strand Magazine, News Chronicle and Illustrated London News. Books illustrated by Townsend included Maid Marian (1895), Jane Eyre (1896), Shirley (1897), A Tale of Two Cities (1897), The Scarlet Letter (1897) and Rob Roy (1897). In 1905 Townsend became the first Art Editor of Punch Magazine. He also contributed cartoons to the magazine and illustrated the "Parliamentary Sketches". According to Mark Bryant Townsend "used models and drew roughs in pencil on chalk-surface paper, than transferred these in pen and ink on to Bristol Board." During the First World War he served in the Special Constabulary. He also produced several patriotic cartoons including the famous No Thoroughfare after the German invasion of Belgium. Frederick Henry Townsend died while playing golf on 11th December 1920. He was replaced by his brother-in-law, Frank Reynolds as Punch's Art Editor.   References: "Over and over again, in the years between Milne's going down from Cambridge and the war, R.C. Lehmann's diary records Alan Milne's visits, but rarely in any detail. It is one of those irritating diaries that goes in only for names and facts. ('Townsend gave Milne and me lunch at the Savoy"...)" "It was in May that year [1910] that Milne at last took his seat at the Punch Table, just five days after the King's funeral brought to an end the Edwardian period Milne later thought would be considered peculiarly his own. He carved a neat monogram of his initials on the Table itself, as was the custom, and sat down regularly on Wednesday to dine. Membership was a mixed blessing. [Rudie] Lehmann [his particular hero] often recorded 'the damnable stodginess' or the 'stickiness ' of the dinners. Anstey Guthrie was known to 'shriek and nag and niggle'. Lawrence Bradbury, one of the proprietors, could be irritable and tempestuous. Charles Graces, Robert's uncle, was rather less irritating, but was Seaman's 'leading disciple'. They often argued over the cartoons until late into the night. But there was one memorable occasion, in the scorching summer of 1911, when Rudie Lehmann delighted the Table by reading Rosamond's [his daughter] first attempt at light verse: For a child of ten it is really amazingly well done and shows not only a great command of metre and language, but a strong sense of fun.' Milne was particularly interested."    "In the barracks at Golden Hill he [Milne] forgot the grind of the weekly article and the political rows. Even the boring dinners took on a charm they had not had at the time. (Back in London, the dinners were going from bad to worse. Lehmann reported the Charles Graves had said one day that 'He would rather eat cold meat in a urinal than dine with L. Bradbury,' one of the proprietors. 'My sentiments, but we go on all the same.')".   "[Owen] Seaman the new editor, was in fact only forty-five when he took over Punch, but he had been around a long time. He and Milne were not only politically but 'temperamentally opposed, which was probably good for both of them', according to R.G.G. Price. Seaman was best known for his parodies... Pearl Craigie (who wrote as John Oliver Hobbes) was sure Henry James was thinking of Seaman when he created Merton Densher. Henry James has sent me The Wings of a Dove. Clearly the man is meant to be Seaman. It is hard upon him..' Seaman had parodied James, but James did not know him well..." (A.A. Milne. The Man Behind Winnie-The -Pooh. pp. 123, 125, 129 & 166).    .

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         THE TALE OF MR. TOD

      1912 - London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912. Original light grey paper-covered boards with front cover color plate. First Edition of Beatrix Potter's eighteenth book, and the first title to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding every bit as fragile as the earlier titles.~Unlike Beatrix Potter's earlier books, the principal characters are villains! and in the opening paragraph we get a hint of this fact. When sending Warne some of the book drawings, Beatrix Potter referred to the one about the fight between Mr. Tod and Tommy Brock [on page 86] -- which she found difficult to draw: "You will see a very confused one of the combat. I could hardly shirk one picture of it; but it was difficult to work out in detail so I made it dark." [Linder]~This copy is in light grey boards (buff was another option -- no precedence). It is in near-fine condition (spine slightly browned with one tiny dent, a few small cover marks); the half-title bears a New Year 1913 inscription "from the Mother Pilgrim to the one who has joined her this year on the road to the Heavenly City -- with unspeakable love." Linder pp 210-212 and p. 429. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Russland. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 40 Karten, 67 Plänen und 11 Grundrissen.

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1912. LXII + 570 S. OLwd. 7. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 463. - Leichte Gbrsp., St. a. T. (Leipziger Völkerschlacht), eine Karte lose (Heftung rostet etw.). Gutes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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         Aufnahmen von einer Fahrt mit der SMS Vineta. Album mit 46 Fotografien von 1912. Jeweils in der Darstellung typographisch bezeichnet sowie verso von alter Hand mit Notizen bzw. Erläuterungen. Je ca. 12,5 x 17 cm. In Lwd.-Album d. Zt. montiert (fleckig, Rücken lädiert).

      Die Reise ging von Flensburg aus über Kiel, Rügen und Swinemünde nach Stockholm und Libau im Juni und Juli 1912, sowie einer Ausbildungsfahrt an Bord des gleichen Schiffen im August des Jahres ins Mittelmeer, wo die Häfen von Madeira und Tanger, Dubrovnik, Ragusa, Istanbul und Alexandria sowie die Inseln Malta und Korfu angelaufen wurden.- Lose beiliegend: Fotopostkarte mit Gruppenbild von 1916. Verso von alter Hand bezeichnet 'Kohlenübernahme aus SMS 'Markgraf' (24.9.1916)'. 9 x 14 cm.- In den Außenrändern meist mit stärkeren Aussilberungen, teils leicht fleckig bzw. knitterfaltig. 1 Albumblatt mit Montierungsresten einer fehlenden Aufnahme.

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         Lexikon zu Vergilius. Mit Angabe sämtlicher Stellen.

      786 S. Hardcover Guter Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Wenige Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe Leipzig 1912. Wörterbuch: Latein/Deutsch.

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         Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

      First edition. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPER, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending the first part of the day in the office, he returned to the apartment he shared with his parents and thee sisters, had lunch, napped, took a walk, and then did a series of strengthening and stretching calisthenics. This was his daily ritual before settling in for the evening - and often far into the night - to what he considered his true life, a life dedicated to writing. Then, whether acting on a long-meditated plan or following an obscure, sudden intuition, he set down the words of the first hammerlike sentence of what would become his most famous story and one of the defining works of modern imaginative fiction, The Metamorphosis, or more simply, 'The Transformation': 'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect.' Ever since, readers have been mesmerized, amused, puzzled, irritated, and unsettled by Gregor's life-changing transformation" (Mark M. Anderson, ed. The Metamorphosis). With the famous illustration by Ottomar Starke on the front wrapper. Kafka was adamant that the illustration not depict a bug, writing in a letter to the publishing house: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance." The Metamorphosis was one of the few works published by Kafka in his lifetime. Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dated 1916 as usual) over red paper covers; custom cloth box. A little foxing to front wrapper; text exceptionally clean and fresh. An excellent copy of one of the cornerstones of Western literature.

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         Grimm, Brüder. Kinder- und Hausmärchen gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm. Jubiläumsausgabe. 2 Auflage

      Elwert'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Marburg, (um 1912). - XXX und 380, 368, 330 Seiten, mit Zeichungen von Otto Ubbelohde. Eingeleitet und herausgeben von Dr. Robert Riemann. Originaler Halb-Pergament-Einband mit illustrierter Goldprägung. In dieser originalen Verlags-Pergament-Bindung sehr selten. Der Einband mit leichten Altersspuren. Schönes Exemplar

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         Archive of 10 handwritten diaries from Sarah Ann Sargent, 1882-1912

      [Norwich, Vermont]: 1882-1912. Comprised of a total of 1,339 pages in the hand of Sarah Sargent, all in pencil. Set of 10 Standard Diary Company cloth and leather bound diaries in varying sizes; each containing almanacs and calendars for the year bound at front and space for accounts and memoranda at rear. With a total of 26 itemized and handwritten receipts for purchases made at Child & Leavitt Grocers inserted in rear pockets. An exceptional account of women's day-to-day living in a rural American community leading up to WWI and revealing the diverse responsibilities taken on by women in and out of the home. A committed diarist, Sarah's journals from 1882-1912 detail three decades in the life of a rural woman as the centuries turned and the First World War approached. Sarah provides daily information about the weather and her health; and she reports on visiting neighbors and family members, the letters she receives, and the births and deaths of those important to her. Within her own home, Sarah documents the types of meals she cooks, particularly on holidays, and at the back of each journal she keeps meticulous records of money spent on food and clothing for herself and her family. Notably, she also documents the type of employment she takes on to support her family financially, remarking on her progress at rug-making, needlepoint for pillows to sell, and jotting down measurements and costs for her work as a seamstress. Her 1911 and 1912 diaries contain a trove of 26 handwritten, itemized receipts from local grocer Child & Leavitt, providing even more evidence of the materials she purchased for labor in and out of the home. A unique glimpse into one woman's life across 30 years. This archive of journals further provides valuable insight into the labor girls and women did in and beyond the home at the turn of the century. Providing research opportunities into topics including but not limited to women's early employment, fashion and clothing, cookery and domestic economics, genealogy, religious history and practice, and familial relationships in small rural communities.

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         Chronicles Of Avonlea (in original dust jacket)

      Page, Boston 1912 - Octavo hardcover in light tan cloth lettered in gilt and with tipped on color illustration of the title character on the front cover. Stated "Third Impression, September, 1912". The third title in the author's "Anne Of Green Gables" series, a collection of short stories. A tight, fine example, front cover gilt bright, spine gilt somewhat dulled, small, neat ownership signature front frree endpaper. In the extremely scarce original dust jacket that duplicates the cover design. Jacket is chipped about the egdes (moreso at the bottom edge of the rear panel) , has some modest soiling (moreso to the spine strip), a bit of light spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE SOUTH POLE; An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram,' 1910-1912, by Roald Amundsen, translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater, in Two Volumes

      John Murray,, 1912. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, 2nd impression December 1912; in English (published the same year as the Norwegian 1st Edition) 2 Volumes. Vol I, xxxv, 392 pages, 59 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 coloured folding map. Vol II, xx, 449 pages, 46 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 folding diagram, 1 folding chart, 1 folding map, 16 charts in text. Original burgundy red cloth with gilt titles to front cover and spine, Norwegian flag embossed on front cover. Top edges gilt, uncut. A cornerstone of Antarctic exploration, the account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole. A handsomely produced book containing ten full-page photographic images not found in the Norwegian original, and all full-page images being reproduced to a higher standard. Rudmore Brown was a member of the Scottish Expedition and co-authored "The voyage of the Scotia." Taurus 51,71; Rosove 9.A1. Slight split in rear end paper and slight marks to cover of Volume II, spines on both volumes slightly faded, shelfware. Spotting to page edges and on some pages and tissue paper guards as expected. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 330. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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         Large photographic portrait.

      1912 - Silver gelatin print. Measuring 270 by 370mm. Mounted on board, signed in pencil ?H.O. Klein 1912? in top righthand corner. 230mm. Subtle vertical crease running down centre of print, with a minor white touch-up at very top, unaffecting portrait. Some light contemporary abrasions added to the image as highlights. N.p., This striking full facing head and shoulders portrait was taken between the first two of three expeditions which Ernest Shackleton captained to Antarctica. TheNimrodexpedition (British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09)had set the record for the Furthest South, however this held for less than three years, Roald Amundsen achieving the South Pole on 15th December 1911. By March 1912, Shackleton had received this news, and immediately responded with the affirmation that the next great objective of polar exploration would be a transcontinental journey via the pole. Shackleton would not hear the sad news of Robert Falcon Scott's death returningwith his own polar party from theTerra Nova expedition until early 1913. After this, Shackleton began fundraising for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which would leave Britain just at the outbreak of war in 1914. We have not been able to find any record of publication, or any duplicate copies of this large photographic portrait, or any other images of Shackleton by H.O. Klein. The photographer made contributions to thePenrose Pictorial Annuals, however, we have found no entries relating to Shackleton during the relevant dates. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         CECIL ALDIN'S HAPPY FAMILY.

      London, Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton, 1912.. FIRST EDITION 1912, small 4to, 245 x 210 mm, 9¾ x 8¼ inches, cloth backed, extra embossed coloured plate mounted on upper cover, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, black and white vignette to spine, top edges gilt, no pagination. 36 delightful mounted colour plates, 30 single and 6 double page, many charming large line illustrations, all of dressed animals, sometimes beautifully attired, sometimes not. Stories: The Adventures of Hungry Peter, the Pig; Rufus, the Cat; Humpty & Dumpty, the Rabbits; Rags, the Dog; Master Quack, the Duckling; and Forager, the Puppy. Expertly rebacked and restitched, original backstrip laid down, 5 mm (¼") of new cloth showing at head and tail of spine, slight wear to 'C' and 'A' at top of spine, couple of minute rust marks at tail of spine, corners slightly worn, a few tiny scratches to plate on upper cover, lower cover lightly marked. Occasional slight faint foxing and occasional pale fingermark, a few plate mounts a little worn along edges, 2 mounts reinserted, 1 with small amount of cream paper adhering to inner margin, a little pencil erased from lower margin of 1 text page and 1 mount, leaving slight scoring, otherwise a very good clean sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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         Grandes Constructions à Loyers Économiques

      , 1912. 1912. 16 pp. of text containing introduction and descriptions of plates with some statistics of building costs and amenities, followed by 47 fine leaves of plates (two folding) showing photographs of exteriors and some interiors, floor plans, and sections of buildings in Paris boasting affordable and decent apartments for rent. Some minor pencil notations, minor staining or soiling to margins of a few plates, slight age-darkening. Small folio. Original cloth-backed tie-bound portfolio, some splitting along spine, rubbing to extremities. Paris (Massin) ca. 1912. (Bibliothèque Documentaire de l'Architecte). Lefol intended that this work should enlighten future architects and planners as to the possibilities of comfortable, middle- and lower-middle-class housing. Architects include Labussière, Vaudoyer, Beaudouin, Guyon et Fils, et al.

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         THE LOST WORLD

      1912. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger... London New York Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt and white. First Edition of Doyle's first Professor Challenger science fiction tale. The exploring party ventures to a lost plateau deep in the South American jungle, where dinosaurs still reign. Both the movie "Jurassic Park" and the television series "The Lost World" owe much to this book. Subsequently, Doyle wrote two more Professor Challenger novels -- THE POISON BELT (1913) and THE LAND OF MIST (1926) -- as well as two shorter Challenger tales that appeared in THE MARACOT DEEP (1929).~This was one of Doyle's favorite books; he based the character and appearance of Professor Challenger partly upon Professor Rutherford (whom he had known at Edinburgh University) and partly upon himself. In fact, the frontispiece photograph of the explorers includes Doyle himself, disguised with bushy beard and eyebrows as Challenger -- looking rather like a Neanderthal, actually. Also, in addition to various illustrations that were copied from the 1905 book EXTINCT ANIMALS (showing dinosaurs in their surroundings), there are two photographs of the "lost plateau" that Doyle himself faked, as with the frontispiece.~This is a near-fine copy of a book quite difficult to find in desirable condition. Typically the white border on the front cover is largely worn away, but on this copy it is still mostly present (and the white lettering is entirely unaffected). The spine gilt is bright, and there is essentially none of the usual foxing on the leaves within (just a little on the page edges). THE LOST WORLD is often regarded as Doyle science fiction at its best. Green & Gibson A37a.

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         The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders : Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hypophysis Cerebri

      J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1912 - First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. 341pp. + 319 illustrations. VERY GOOD. Shows the corners lightly bumped and rubbed, marginal rubbing of the edges, paste-down with the bookplate and former ownership signature of the eminent Dr. Gustavus I. Hogue and Dr. Mark Rayport respectively. As pictured. Light & Kleibs, I./1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Cover title:] Exposició D'Art Cubista. Galeríes J. Dalmau. 18, Portaferrissa - Barcelona - Portaferrissa, 18. 20 Abril a 10 Maig 1912

      Galeríes J. Dalmau, Barcelona 1912 - First edition. Illustrated with 7 reproductions. In publisher's printed blue wrappers. (28) p. Catalogue of the second cubist exhibition outside Paris, which was held in Barcelona in 1912. The show that was held in the spring of 1912 in Galeries J. Dalmau in Barcelona was the second one outside Paris to showcase the works of cubist artists. The catalogue contains 7 reproductions of the works of Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes, Joan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Joan Metzinger and August Agero. Works by Fernand Léger and Henri Le Fauconnier were also exhibited. Rusted at staples. Overall in fine condition. In publisher's printed blue wrappers First edition. Illustrated with 7 reproductions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Die Entstehung der Kontinente.

      Justus Perthes, Gotha 1912 - First edition, journal issues in the original printed wrappers. ?Wegener is remembered today as the originator and one of the chief proponents of the theory of continental drift, which he conceived after being struck by the apparent correspondence in the shapes of the coastlines on the west and east sides of the Atlantic, and supported with extensive research on the geological and paleontological correspondences between the two sides. He postulated that 200 million years ago there existed a supercontinent (?Pangaea?), which began to break up during the Mesozoic era due to the cumulative effects of the ?Eötvös force,? which drives continents towards the equator, and the tidal attraction of the sun and moon, which drags the earth?s crust westward with respect to its interior. Wegener?s drift mechanism was later shown to be untenable; it has been replaced by the idea of convection currents in the earth?s upper mantle. Wegener?s first publication on continental drift appeared in three issues of Petermanns Mitteilung in April-June 1912; however, Wegener?s theory attracted little interest until 1919, when he published the second edition of his treatise Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane. Between 1919 and 1928 continental drift was ?the focus of much controversy and debate, but the theory afterwards fell into obscurity, not to be revived until the discovery of new paleomagnetic evidence in the 1950s? (Norman). Wegener (1880-1930) died at the early age of 50 on an arctic expedition at Eismitte in Greenland. ABPC/RBH record no copies of this important paper in the original printed wrappers since the Norman copy, which was rebacked (Christie?s, 29 October 1998, lot 1337, $2185).Before Wegener put forward his revolutionary theory, it ?was widely believed that continents and ocean basins are primordial features. This conviction was reinforced by global oceanographic surveys in 1872-77 demonstrating the Earth?s bimodal elevation frequency, and simultaneously by gravimetric and geodetic surveys in the western U.S. and elsewhere that confirmed the principle of isostasy (i.e. an elastic crust that floats on a fluid medium). A continent can neither rise from the abyss or sink to abyssal depth spontaneously. The mass excess of its elevation is compensated by a mass deficit at depth. If it were to move sideways, it would have to drag its moorings along with it, which was thought to be absurd. Isostasy cut both ways however: it rendered physically implausible the land ?bridges? invoked by geologists to account for ancient floral and faunal similarities between continents now far apart? (Hoffmann, ?The tooth of time: Alfred Wegener,? Geoscience Canada 39 (2012), 102-111).Wegener?s interest in the problem was awakened by two chance observations. ?Wegener?s office mate had received a world atlas with up-to-date bathymetric maps for Christmas in 1910. They noticed that the east coast of South America appears to fit against the west coast of Africa, ?as if they had once been joined? The fit is even better, Wegener continued, if the tops of the respective continental slopes are matched instead of the present coastlines. ?This is an idea I?ll have to pursue?, but he did nothing more with it until the Fall of 1911, when he ?quite accidentally? came upon a treatise on continental paleogeography (strata, flora, fauna and climate), compiled by a German high-school teacher only two years older than himself. Here, Wegener learned of the remarkable similarities in Mesozoic flora and fauna between Brazil and Gabon, and also of the concept of sunken ?land bridges? then widely invoked by geologists to account for such linkages. As a geophysicist interested in glaciology, hewas more convinced than contemporary geologists that isostasy precludes land bridges from sinking to abyssal depth. When Wladimir Köppen gently advised him not to stray too far from what he knew, Wegener wrote back (in early December) that the geological linkages require either land bridg

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         Russisches Ballet, eine Folge von 8 Blatt nach dem Leben gezeichnet und lithographiert von Arthur Grunenberg mit einem Vorwort von Walther Heymann.

      Berlin, J. Casper, ohne Jahresangabe (1912). - Imperial Folio (ca. 58x40,5 cm), 8 lose Original-Lithographien eingelegt in einen bedruckter Umschlag (Titel und hinten Begleittext) alles lose eingelegt in einen Originalkarton mit illustriertem (ebenso lithographiert) Original-Umschlag. Eindrucksvolle großformatige lithographierte Folge von Tänzern des Ballets Russes des unter Christian Landenberger in München und Arthur Kampf in Berlin ausgebildeten Illustratoren Arthur Grunenberg (1880 - 1952). Inhalt: 1. Karsavina als Salome; 2. Bolm als Amoun; 3. Fokina als Tahor; 4. Tschernischeva als Cleopatra; 5. Fokin als Harlekin; 6. Karsevina als Colombine; 7. Frohman als Polowetzer Tänzer; 8. Karsavina im blauen Gott. Zu Arthur Grunenberg siehe Thieme-Becker XV, 146. Sehr selten, von uns nicht nachweisbar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Les Erinnyes.

      Paris, Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, 1912. in-4, pp. (12), 78, (4), stupenda legatura firmata da Meunier in marocchino rosso a grana larga, ai piatti cornice intarsiata di marocchino marrone, palmette in oro agli angoli, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, contro piatto bordato di marocchino con intarsi e greche, tagli dorati, astuccio, copertine figurate cons. Tiratura di 150 esemplari nominativi. Illustrato da un antiporta e 2 acquaforti originali a colori f.t. di Auguste Leroux, e bordure figurate ad ogni pagina. Stupendo esemplare sur Japon, arricchito da una suite delle tre illustrazioni e da una con le bordure con gamma dei colori.. .

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         Sydpolen. Den norske sydpolsfærd med Fram 1910 - 1912. I-II. Med Portrætter, Illustrationer og Karter.

      Kristiania, Dybwad, 1912. Stor 8vo. 528 + 424 s., 11 pl., hvorav 3 foldek. Illustr. m. fotogr. og skisser. Originalt dekorert helshirtingbind. Ukolorert, bølget flagg på fordeklene. En anelse skrapet ved kapitelene, ellers et meget pent sett.. .

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         THE LYRIC YEAR

      New York: M. Kennerley(1912). First Edition, First State. First appearance of "Renascence," predating Millay's first book by five years. With appearances also by Bliss Carman, Vachel Lindsay, William Rose Benet, Louis Untermeyer, etc. In the very scarce dustwrapper which is about 1/4" shorter than the book and is in quite nice shape with some staining to the spine and a small piece lacking there obliterating the publisher's name and resulting in a corresponding sunned spot on the spine of the book., Hardcover, Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good dustwrapper

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 - 1912 Original Hardback Wisden

      1912 - Hi, This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. In just OK condition The boards are very worn and marked, the gilt is bright though. The hinges are OK, not split or broken just a touch weak. Some pencil to the pastedown. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Has a read feel ut a great price. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Grandes Constructions à Loyers Économiques

      1912. 16 pp. of text containing introduction and descriptions of plates with some statistics of building costs and amenities, followed by 47 fine leaves of plates (two folding) showing photographs of exteriors and some interiors, floor plans, and sections of buildings in Paris boasting affordable and decent apartments for rent. Some minor pencil notations, minor staining or soiling to margins of a few plates, slight age-darkening. Small folio. Original cloth-backed tie-bound portfolio, some splitting along spine, rubbing to extremities. Paris (Massin) ca. 1912. (Bibliothèque Documentaire de l'Architecte). Lefol intended that this work should enlighten future architects and planners as to the possibilities of comfortable, middle- and lower-middle-class housing. Architects include Labussière, Vaudoyer, Beaudouin, Guyon et Fils, et al.

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         The Evolution Of Vertebrates And Their Kin

      P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia 1912 - The Book Has Bumped Corners. 1St Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TA., "Alte Häuser Ecke Marktstraße".

      - Radierung a. a. China v. Carl Mispagel, 1912, 32 x 48 Schönes, im breiten Rand leicht fleckiges, aber insgesamt gut erhaltenes, großes Blatt des in Hannover 1865 geborenen Künstlers. Rechts unten handschriftlich, links unten in der Platte signiert. In der Platte datiert: 1912. - Provenienz: Schloss Marienburg, Hannover Sprache: Deutsch

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         Die Entstehung der Kontinente.

      Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1912. First edition, journal issues in the original printed wrappers. "Wegener is remembered today as the originator and one of the chief proponents of the theory of continental drift, which he conceived after being struck by the apparent correspondence in the shapes of the coastlines on the west and east sides of the Atlantic, and supported with extensive research on the geological and paleontological correspondences between the two sides. He postulated that 200 million years ago there existed a supercontinent ('Pangaea'), which began to break up during the Mesozoic era due to the cumulative effects of the 'Eötvös force,' which drives continents towards the equator, and the tidal attraction of the sun and moon, which drags the earth's crust westward with respect to its interior. Wegener's drift mechanism was later shown to be untenable; it has been replaced by the idea of convection currents in the earth's upper mantle. Wegener's first publication on continental drift appeared in three issues of Petermanns Mitteilung in April-June 1912; however, Wegener's theory attracted little interest until 1919, when he published the second edition of his treatise Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane. Between 1919 and 1928 continental drift was "the focus of much controversy and debate, but the theory afterwards fell into obscurity, not to be revived until the discovery of new paleomagnetic evidence in the 1950s" (Norman). Wegener (1880-1930) died at the early age of 50 on an arctic expedition at Eismitte in Greenland. ABPC/RBH record no copies of this important paper in the original printed wrappers since the Norman copy, which was rebacked (Christie's, 29 October 1998, lot 1337, $2185). Before Wegener put forward his revolutionary theory, it "was widely believed that continents and ocean basins are primordial features. This conviction was reinforced by global oceanographic surveys in 1872-77 demonstrating the Earth's bimodal elevation frequency, and simultaneously by gravimetric and geodetic surveys in the western U.S. and elsewhere that confirmed the principle of isostasy (i.e. an elastic crust that floats on a fluid medium). A continent can neither rise from the abyss or sink to abyssal depth spontaneously. The mass excess of its elevation is compensated by a mass deficit at depth. If it were to move sideways, it would have to drag its moorings along with it, which was thought to be absurd. Isostasy cut both ways however: it rendered physically implausible the land 'bridges' invoked by geologists to account for ancient floral and faunal similarities between continents now far apart" (Hoffmann, 'The tooth of time: Alfred Wegener,' Geoscience Canada 39 (2012), 102-111). Wegener's interest in the problem was awakened by two chance observations. "Wegener's office mate had received a world atlas with up-to-date bathymetric maps for Christmas in 1910. They noticed that the east coast of South America appears to fit against the west coast of Africa, "as if they had once been joined". The fit is even better, Wegener continued, if the tops of the respective continental slopes are matched instead of the present coastlines. "This is an idea I'll have to pursue", but he did nothing more with it until the Fall of 1911, when he "quite accidentally" came upon a treatise on continental paleogeography (strata, flora, fauna and climate), compiled by a German high-school teacher only two years older than himself. Here, Wegener learned of the remarkable similarities in Mesozoic flora and fauna between Brazil and Gabon, and also of the concept of sunken 'land bridges' then widely invoked by geologists to account for such linkages. As a geophysicist interested in glaciology, he was more convinced than contemporary geologists that isostasy precludes land bridges from sinking to abyssal depth. When Wladimir Köppen gently advised him not to stray too far from what he knew, Wegener wrote back (in early December) that the geological linkages require either land bridges or continental displacements, but "a continent cannot sink, for it is lighter than that upon which it is floating. Therefore, let us, just for once, take [displacement] into consideration! If such a series of astonishing simplifications follow, and if it is shown that 'rhyme and reason' will now come to Earth history, why should we hesitate to cast the old view overboard?"" (Hoffmann). On 6 January 1912 Wegener "presented a startling new vision of crustal history at a meeting of the recently founded Geological Association (Geologische Vereinigung) in Frankfurt. The talk did not bring pleasure to its listeners. Not yet 32, Alfred Wegener had already published in several branches of meteorology and his admired textbook, Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (1911) showed him to be unusually skilled at synthesis. But he was unknown in geology and had only been seriously reading the geological literature for about four months. Nevertheless, so many published facts seemed inexplicable if his theory was wrong, that he submitted the text of his talk to the Geological Association under the brash title, The Origin of Continents [Die Entstehung der Kontinente]. He proposed that geological interpretations would be greatly simplified if continents were allowed to undergo large relative horizontal displacements. The continents of today are the fragments of an ancestral landmass that rifted apart progressively in Mesozoic and Cenozoic time, allowing the Atlantic and Indian Ocean basins to grow at the expense of the Pacific. Not satisfied, he wrote an expanded version under the same title that was published in a leading geographical journal in three installments [the offered paper]. From the start, geographers were as engaged as geologists in the controversy over continental drift. But with war clouds looming over Europe and RMS Titanic hogging the headlines, it would be ten years and three editions of his subsequent book, The Origin of Continents and Oceans [Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane, 1915], before Wegener-bashing began in earnest. "The longer 1912 paper came out in three installments: (1) geophysical arguments, (2) geological arguments, and (3) remaining geological arguments, present displacements and polar wobble. In (1) he introduces the elevation duality, gravity measurements and isostasy, thickness of the continental rafts, their composition, their plasticity in relation to that of their substrate, volcanism, and possible causes of displacement. Wegener did not distinguish between oceanic crust and mantle: the composition of the mantle was then unknown. He used [Eduard] Suess's terms, 'sial' for the continental rafts and 'sima' for the substrate, assumed to be directly covered by abyssal sediments. He uses the term 'crust' as synonymous with 'lithosphere'. He expends little space on causes, which he considers to be premature. "It will be necessary first to exactly determine the reality and the nature of the displacements before we can hope to discover their causes ... "The geological arguments are the strongest part of the paper and surprise even today. He reviews the evidence for active rifting in the Rhinegraben and the Red Sea - East African rift system. He compares the structure and geological history of his Atlantic conjugate margins, estimating the age of opening of different segments and speculating on connections between South Atlantic opening and Andean contraction. His estimates are everywhere too young--Paleogene (actually Early Cretaceous) in the South Atlantic, Neogene (actually Jurassic) in the North Atlantic and Quaternary (actually Eocene) between NW Europe and Greenland. The last estimate in particular led him to predict that the separation rate between NW Europe and Greenland is ~2 meters per year and testable by geodetic experiment. His separation age being at least 100 times too young, the rate is too fast by the same multiple. In the next section, on Gondwanaland, his estimated separation ages for Africa-Madagascar, Australia-Antarctica, and Australia-India are broadly correct. Why did he insist that no ocean existed to the northwest of Europe in the Pleistocene? It is because 'steppe animals' (mammoth, woolly rhino, etc.) existed in Central Europe during Pleistocene interglacial times, but not during the Holocene. He infers a climate like southern Russia and western Siberia for Central Europe, which would be "implausible with the present ocean so close in the west". It remains a sound argument, but for the human 'overkill' hypothesis. Next he turns to the 'Permian' glaciation, represented by "indisputable ground moraines" on "typically striated pavements" in Australia, South Africa, eastern India and South America. With continents in fixed positions, Permian ice sheets occurred across most of the southern hemisphere, while in the northern hemisphere no verified Permian glacial deposit exists anywhere. This represents "a hopeless riddle for paleogeography." In Wegener's continental reconstruction, the various ice sheets are brought together into an area no larger than that occupied by the Pleistocene ice sheets. He infers that this area was centered over the south pole, which would then have been located near the southern tip of Africa. The north pole would lie in the north Pacific Ocean, taking "everything mysterious away from the phenomenon." The paper reaches its climax when Wegener contrasts the Atlantic-Indian and Pacific ocean basins, explicitly as described in the opening stanzas of [Suess's] Das Antlitz der Erde (1904). The Atlantic margins, with their "ragged shorelines and cut tablelands", follow the inner sides of older mountain belts (Appalachians, Caledonides, Mauritanides, Cape Foldbelt). The same is true for the Indian Ocean, except west of the Indus River and east of the Bay of Bengal, where the active Eurasian mountain front "spills into the ocean" in the Makran and the greater Sunda arc. In the Pacific, smooth arcuate coastlines or volcanic chains parallel fold belts that are everywhere vergent toward the ocean. "No fold belt borders the Pacific from its inner side; no platform projects into the ocean." He notes that the Pacific is on the whole deeper than the Atlantic, with correspondingly less calcareous abyssal sediments, and that Pacific volcanic rocks are less chemically evolved. These differences follow automatically from the hypothesis: "While the Atlantic opens, nearly all the Pacific margins approach towards its center; along its coasts widespread compression and convergence occur, but tension and rifting in the Atlantic". Foreshadowing the Wilson cycle he writes, "the rift that once opened to form the Pacific and to compress the primeval continent [Pangaea] from both sides, originated in oldest geological times, and the resulting motion was long extinct when the forces (that formed the Atlantic) commenced." Returning to the Atlantic, he suggests an explanation for seafloor topography. Since large areas of the seafloor are isostatically compensated, areas that are younger and hotter will be modestly elevated over those that are older and colder. "The depth variation appears also to suggest that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge should be regarded as the zone in which the floor of the Atlantic, as it keeps spreading, is continuously tearing open and making space for fresh, relatively fluid and hot sima from depth." This is not seafloor spreading as we now know it--no oceanic crust is formed by partial melting of mantle peridotite. Rather, he visualizes the sima as being exhumed in a solid state, as it does in the transition to seafloor spreading on non-volcanic margins. It is close enough to seafloor spreading, however, that one is left to wonder why Wegener subsequently abandoned such a promising lead. Had he not been deceived into thinking that the sima would readily accommodate the drift of tabular crustal bergs, would he not have tried moving the sima along with the sial? After all, he was not driven by any particular geodynamic mechanism (he admitted he had none), he was driven by the converging lines of geological evidence. "Wegener concludes the geological arguments with paleoclimatic (mainly floral) evidence for polar wander (i.e. true polar wander), which he assumes is as important as continental drift in accounting for observed changes in paleolatitude since the Permian glaciation. Moreover, he suggests that continental displacements were the cause of polar shifts, because "the pole of rotation must follow the pole of inertia". He considers it premature, however, to interpret the 'Lower Cambrian' glaciations in Norway, China and Australia (read Cryogenian snowball Earth) in terms of polar wander. Wise man! The final and shortest section of the paper concerns geodetic proofs (i.e. tests) of active continental displacement. He describes astronomical determinations of longitude by successive expeditions to particular sites in Greenland, and longitude differences between Europe and North America from Trans-Atlantic cables. Wegener came in for heavy criticism from geographers for suggesting that such data were consistent with displacement. A more charitable view is that Wegener was providing 'proof of concept' and a baseline for "astronomical positioning during the course of several decades." Wegener concludes with a comment on polar wobble, discovered by the American astronomer Seth Chandler in 1891 and monitored since 1899 by the International Latitude Service. He suggests that a shift in the inertial axis would cause the centre of the perturbation curve to migrate as well. He speculates that continental displacements might be the cause of the wobble itself. "This is because a perturbation once present must come to rest in spirals so that the pole of rotation and that of inertia will coincide as a consequence of the work it does in the Earth's viscous interior. If the pole of inertia shifts, the pole of rotation moves out at a right angle and follows the perturbation curve, first with a large radius, then with a smaller and smaller one until it reaches the new pole of inertia" (Hoffmann). "The period between 1920 and 1924 marked Wegener's deepest involvement with the theory of continental displacements. A third edition of his book on the subject appeared in 1922 and was translated into English, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The theory was widely discussed and seems to have been favored more by geographers and paleoclimatologists than by geologists and geophysicists. It appealed to geologists whose fieldwork took place in the southern hemisphere much more than to those who worked in the northern hemisphere" (DSB). "The delayed reaction to Wegener and Köppen's theory by geologists, geographers and geophysicists took place between 1922 and 1928. Discussion meetings were held in England, South Africa and New York. Reviews of The Origin of Continents and Oceans appeared in leading international journals, starting with a highly favourable one in Nature of the 2nd edition. It concludes, "The revolution in thought, if the theory is substantiated, may be expected to resemble the change in astronomical ideas at the time of Copernicus. It is to be hoped that an English edition will soon appear." Others were less kind. The reaction to Wegener has been a focus of attention by historians (including geologists), seeking reasons for the fury of Wegener's critics" (Hoffmann). "However, almost half a century later, with the advent of new methods and knowledge (sea floor spreading) and the discovery of paleomagnetism (1950), this concept was fully revived and fully accepted, upgraded and improved. The model of the motion of large planetary plates (continental and oceanic) gave birth to the theory of plate tectonics. Acceptance of this theory over the last 50 years has radically changed scientific knowledge about the mechanisms and types of movements that have led to global changes on the Earth (climate change, melting glaciers, creating a system of mountain, ocean circulation, earthquakes, volcanoes and other geological phenomena)" (Rundi , 'Centenary anniversary of the theory of continental drift by Alfred Wegener and its significance for geosciences and human society,' Bulletin of the Natural History Museum 5 (2012), 21-33). Wegener's lecture to the Geologische Vereinigung was printed in Geologische Rundschau, Bd. 3, n. 4, 9 July 1912, pp. 276-292. Although composed first, it was thus published later than the present greatly expanded work, which appeared in April-June of the same year. Norman 2192. Marvin, Continental drift: The evolution of a concept. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982 (see pp. 66-95). Pp. 185-195, 253-256, 305-309 and one folding plate (no. 36) in three complete issues of Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt, Bd. 58, April, May & June 1912. 4to (277 x 230 mm), pp. [185]-248 with 8 plates (5 folding); [249]-304 with 7 folding plates; [iii], iv-xvi, [305]-314 with 6 plates (3 folding), many of the plates being coloured. Original printed wrappers, old tape repairs to hinges, extremeties slightly frayed. Rare in wrappers. Custom cloth box.

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         Titanic" Disaster: Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate; directing the Committee on Commerce to investigate the causes leading to the wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic"

      Government Printing Office 1912 - First edition. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1912. Hardcover. Senate Document No. 726 (62nd Congress, 2d Session, 1911-1912). Fine condition. Handsomely rebound by Kater-Crafts, 3/4 black leather with 5 raised bands and navy blue cloth boards, Gilt titles and date on spine. Marbled edges (all) and endpapers. 3 fold-out charts present and in fine condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Star-Treader and Other Poems

      A.M. Robertson, San Francisco 1912 - San Francisco, A.M. Robertson, 1912. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A lovely copy of an early Smith work, SIGNED by the author without inscription to the half-title. Gathers together 55 of his poems. One of the so-called big three of the Weird Tales magazine, Smith was fairly prolific in his poetry and short stories, though only published one novel-length work which remained unpublished until 2002 [Hippocampus Press]. The Star-Treader is regarded as one of his better works. Slight edge wear to the jacket, but still remarkable condition given the age (the jacket is printed on nice, thick paper though). One hand-written correction to the first poem, Nero. A wonderful opportunity to own an early piece of Smith and the whole weird tales legacy. [6458, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Armorial général du Velay et des enclaves de l'Auvergne, du Gévaudan, du Vivarais et du Forez formant le département de la Haute-Loire.

      Paris, Honoré Champion, 1912, demi-chagrin moderne, dos à nerfs orné mosaïqué, couv. conservée (Solignac-Mazet). -Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. - in-4 de X-(2)-507-(1) pp. + 12 pl. h.t. offrant 504 blasons en couleurs ; On a relié, à la suite de la préface, un feuillet extrait d'un ouvrage XVIIIe, paginé 177-178, représentant le blason de la ville du Puy.Edition originale. Très rare.Saffroy 26546."Livre recherché et très rare." (Saffroy).

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        Signed Photo Le Donne Curiose 1912

      Stunningly beautiful, multiple signed photograph of the US Premiere of "Le Donne Curiose" (The Curious Women), opera by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, on January 3rd, 1912. This was also the world premiere of the opera in Italian language, Arturo Toscanini conducted. Signed by almost the entire cast, Hermann Jadlowker´s name is handwritten under his image. Photo is 9.75 x 7.75 inches, was trimmed on the left and right borders and 2 signatures were partially cut in the process (Pietro Audisio and Angelo Bada), all the rest are complete, photo is in excellent condition. Very rare!

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