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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 Wegener's drift mechanism was later shown to be untenable; it has been replaced by the idea of convection currents in the earth's upper mantle.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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        I Survived 1-15 CP

      I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912; I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916; I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005; I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941; I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906; I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001; I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863; I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011; I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944; I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, Ad 79; I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 ; I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 ; I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 ; I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980; I Survived the American Revolution, 1776; . New.

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

      1912. Similar to the 1914, the boards have had the gilt touched up to front and spine and there is some board marks and a crease to the front board. Marks to the front pastedowns and a dark page block, nice inside and great photoplate. Good hinges. Benno s Notes : Bottom of front cover creased above text. Page 33 creased. Pages 219 and 227 folded bottom corner.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens  From The Little White Bird

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 1912.. 'BEST EDITION' OF PETER PAN. Quarto (28 x 23cm), pp.xii; 124. Fifty mounted colour plates by Arthur Rackham, each with captioned tissue guards. Recent full dark green oasis, gilt, with marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Some spotting. Very good indeed. An attractive copy of the 1912 illustrated edition of Barrie's children's classic, which is considered the best copy of the text. Best Edition, First edition to have this frontispiece, to have black and white illustrations, and to bind the plates in order.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., 1912. 'BEST EDITION' OF PETER PAN. Quarto (28 x 23cm), pp.xii; 124. Fifty mounted colour plates by Arthur Rackham, each with captioned tissue guards. Recent full dark green oasis, gilt, with marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Some spotting. Very good indeed. An attractive copy of the 1912 illustrated edition of Barrie's children's classic, which is considered the best copy of the text. Best Edition, First edition to have this frontispiece, to have black and white illustrations, and to bind the plates in order.

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        Nel paese delle meraviglie Fatto in italiano da Emma C Cagli Con acquerelli di Arturo Rackham

      Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, (1912), 4to tutta tela editoriale verde con titoli e illustrazioni dorate al piatto anteriore ed al dorso (piccoli strappi al dorso) p. (6)-157-(4) con13 tavole (compresa antiporta) in quadricromia applicate su cartoncino con carta velina protettiva su cui è impressa breve didascalia. Il volume fa parte della tiratura in sole 150 copie formato grande (27,7 x 20,8).

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        uvres complètes.

      Louis Conard 1912-1938., Paris - Texte revisé et annoté par Marcel Bouteron et Henri Longnon. 39 (von 40) Bänden. Illustrations de Charles Huard. Rotbraune Halblederbände der Zeit auf vier Bünden mit zwei schwarzen Rückenschildern und Vergoldung (die Bände 38 und 39 in Original-Broschur). Sehr gut erhalten. Illustrierte Gesamtausgabe. Es fehlt Band 40: Oeuvres diverses 1836-1848. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Night Land

      The First UK Printing published in 1912 by Eveleigh Nash, London. 583pp with publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Publisher's original scarlet cloth with blind-stamped scrolled borders and gilt titles to the front board and to the spine. The gilt titles have faded a little to the front cover. The spine titling has dulled a little with the publisher's name at the foot having perished completely. The usual age related wear and tear with mild pushing to the spine ends. Some mild rubbing to the upper edges and corners. Light marking and soiling to the boards but these are minimal. The red colouring of the spine has become mildly mottled in places. Mild dustiness and a few spots to the text block with some light toning to the page edges. Some light offsetting to the end papers with some light spotting foxing to the first few pages otherwise clean and tightly bound. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The book presents very well and is an attractive copy. This is considered to be Hodgson's Masterpiece and has been covered by all the important reference works on the genre: Bleiler, Barron, Locke, Ashley, Reginald, Lovecraft etc citing it as one of the most remarkable works of this genre ever written (although on many levels it transcends many boxes in which it has tried to be placed). 'As a visionary phantasmagoria it is without parallel.' Barron, and from the notoriously difficult H P Lovecraft 'One of the most potent pieces of macarbe imagination ever written'. Sam Moskowitz wrote in his introduction to 'The Dream of X, 'Hodgson's quintessential work of fantastic imagination. Although it is science fiction, Hodgson, in his evocation of The Last Redoubt of human civilization, sustaining itself against perpetual siege by other-dimensional malignity, has created a mood of soul-threatening damnation that transcends all earlier works of Satanism, witchcraft, werewolves and vampires combined.' William Hope Hodgson's works are incredibly scarce and very collectable in such condition. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Large photographic portrait 

      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.,

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      London: Blackie & Son, 1912. First edition thus. Quarto. xiv, 156p. Illustrated by Florence Harrison with 24 tipped-in color plates and many black and white page decorations. Bound in cream cloth with gilt titles and large pictorial designs in art nouveau style on spine and upper cover, illustrated endpapers, t.e.g. Owner's name on flyleaf, moderate foxing to flyleaf, covers with trifling wear, plates fine and uncreased. A nice copy still

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        The Artist: A Drama Without Words

      John W. Luce, Boston 1912 - First edition, first issue. 12mo. Printed papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy of an excessively fragile little play, issued without dustwrapper. Signed by Mencken on the front fly. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Nel paese delle meraviglie. Fatto in italiano da Emma C. Cagli. Con acquerelli di Arturo Rackham.

      Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, (1912), 4to tutta tela editoriale verde con titoli e illustrazioni dorate al piatto anteriore ed al dorso (piccoli strappi al dorso) p. (6)-157-(4) con13 tavole (compresa antiporta) in quadricromia applicate su cartoncino con carta velina protettiva su cui è impressa breve didascalia. Il volume fa parte della tiratura in sole 150 copie formato grande (27,7 x 20,8).

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        The Brothers Karamazov

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. First American edition. One of the towering classics of Russian literature. First translated into English in the 20th century by Constance Garnett, as the first book in her series "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky." Constance Garnett is responsible for introducing many works of Russian literature to English readers for the first time, including books by Tolstoy and Turgenev. "[her] translations read easily... her versions were in many cases pioneering versions."(Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translations). A quick search on Americana Exchange reveals a single copy of this first US edition (using the British sheets) sold by Swann in 2017 for $10,000. The British edition appears equally rare. Beautifully bound in full red polished morocco by Bayntun. Marbled end papers, all edges gilt, raised bands on the spine and gilt rules on the boards. A lovely copy of an uncommon book. One of the great works of world literature. Dealing with questions of belief and faith in a seemingly ambivalent world, "The Brothers Karamazov" has influenced countless writers and thinkers. Freud called it "the most magnificent novel ever written" and Nietzsche ironically said Dostoyevsky was "the only psychologist ... from whom I had something to learn; he ranks among the most beautiful strokes of fortune in my life." The book took over two years for Dostoyevsky to write - he died months after its publication. "What makes [you] read it too, is sheer breathless interest in the people and the drama... every man, woman, and child introduced in these 840 pages is human - convincingly and horribly human." (Contemporary New York Times Review.).

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        Vorlesungen über die Theorie der automorphen Functionen. I. Die Gruppentheorietischen Grundlagen; II. Die Functionentheoretischen Ausführungen und die Anwendunge. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1897-1912. - Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. xiv, 634, with 192 text figures; xiv, 668, with 114 text figures. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised band, gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound-in, sporadic scholarly annotation in pencil. In fine condition. ~ First edition. Christian Felix Klein (1849-1925); Karl Emanuel Robert Fricke (1861-1930). On first free endpaper of each volume appears an old ownership stamp in the form of a Sanskrit svastika (meaning "good fortune" or "well-being"), a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, with the owner's initials in the four corners. Extremely rare with the original publisher's printed wrappers of both volumes preserved in mint condition. [NOTE:] We offer also "Vorlesungen über die Theorie der elliptischen Modulfunctionen", original 2-volume set in identical binding to the present set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      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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      Roma Tipografia della R. Accademia dei Lincei 1912 4° grande Pagine 620 + XXXIX tavole di monete fuori testo. Ottima legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone editoriale di lusso. Titolo e fregi in oro su tasselli. Nervi. Piccole spellature. Piatti in tela marrone con angoli. Ottimo esemplare in barbe. Opera assai ricercata e non comune. Edizione originale di questo ""corpus"" sulle monete d'Italia di straordinaria importanza, tuttora insuperato ed insostituibile; volume accuratamente impresso su carta forte, corredato di tavole di monete nitidamente riprodotte, in ottimo stato.

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        Le Monoplan du Pape: Roman politique en vers libres

      1912 - First edition. 8vo., original wrappers, dust jacket. Paris, E. Sansot & Cie. Inscribed by the author to the novelist: ?à Maxime Formont hommage F.T. Marinetti? A near fine copy in the acetate dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Libro de los inventores del arte de marear, y de muchos trabajos que se passan enlas galeras. . Tocanse enel muy excellentes antiguedades, y avisos muy notables para los que navegan en galeras.Antwerp, Martin Nutius, [ca. 1545/46]. Small 8vo (13.5 x 10 cm). With Nutius's woodcut device on the title-page. Set in rotunda gothic type with a few words in a large roman. Blind-tooled brown goatskin (1920s?) in 16th-century style by Victor Arias (1856-1935) in Madrid, gold-tooled turn-ins.

      - Belg. typographica 1353(1 copy); Iberian Books 9931; Palau 110393; USTC 440510 (4 copies). Rare (first?) separately published edition of an early discourse on the art of sailing and navigation, in the original Spanish, first published as part of Libro llamado Menosprecio de Corte. The book discusses the invention and use of the galley, mariners of classical antiquity, the dangers of the sea, pirates, the sea and its properties, and of special interest a chapter on the barbaric language spoken in Spanish galleys: a primary source for their lost maritime dialects. Although it covers sailing from classical antiquity onward, most of the text focuses on Guevara's own era. He includes often humorous descriptions of the horrendous food aboard the galleys, and lists, with tongue in cheek, 58 "privileges" reserved for those who live a life at sea. Ultimately, sailing separates men from beasts, for beasts flee danger while men willingly sail into unknown waters. The present work was later translated into English, French and Italian, the first as A book of the invention of the art of navigation.With the bookplates of the famous collector Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988) and Frank S. Streeter (1918-2006), an important collector of voyages of discovery, but also the son of the great Americana collector, Thomas W. Streeter. Trimmed close to the running heads, but with no loss, in very good condition and complete with the two final blanks. The binding shows a small tear as the head of the spine and a bit of wear at the extremities generally, but otherwise very good.

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        Venus and Adonis

      One of 200 copies printed on paper of a total edition of 215. Printed in red and black. Brown niger morocco by the Doves Bindery signed CS 1913, single gilt fillet on covers, spine lettered in gilt. Hammersmith, The Doves Press.

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        Elementary Principles of Economics

      Macmillan, New York 1912 - 20cm XXVIII.; 531. Gewebe (Rot). Sprache: Englisch, Zustand: Gut gering gebräunt (Innen); Besitzerstempel; Einband Außen hat leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Ist etwas bestoßen-berieben; Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest (Außen); Schutzumschlag fehlt, oder es gibt keinen; 880 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbücherlogistik H.J. Lauterbach]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 - 1912 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1912. Hi, This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, a couple of small marks can be seen at an angle and a reasonable sixed mark to the rear board that is very feint, The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally as good as any books you will see. The only downside is a small ink mark to the page block.

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        An Album with 87 professional photographs depicting construction of the Ashokan reservoir, which supplies water to New York City. With multiple views of excavation machinery, compressors, special aqueduct and screen chamber, the spillway, tunnels, and picturesque scenes of local buildings, including the railroad depot, Ashokan National Bank, etc.

      New York 1912 - 87 Silver prints, the images measuring 3 x 4-1/2 to 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (7.6 x 11.4 to 11.4 x 16.5 cm.) the black sheets slightly larger, mounted recto and verso, most of the prints with a caption in the negative. Oblong 4to. 87 PHOTOS. THe NYC watershed consists of 19 Upstate reservoirs and 3 copntrolled lakes that cover 1,900 square miles in the Catskill Mountains. The Ashokan Reservoir was finished in 19151. Ulster & Delaware Railroad Station2. Steam shovels3. Town with workers (Uncaptioned)4. 3 uncaptioned shots of equipment5.The Ashokan National Bank Building, with an advertisement for the Oneonta Central New York Fair Sept. 1912 on side on building.6. Traction Engine; Negro Camp House & View from the Main Office towards the Opera House7. The Hospital and Nurse Cottage8. Italian Camp View; Syphon & Machine and Millwright Shop9. The Commissary10. Beaver Hill Club House; Waste Channel & "Dig"11. Browns Farm House12. View from the Beaverkill Clubhouse towards Maindam; well driller & View from McCleelan Tower over Deichs13. Office of Winston and Co Contractors14. Workers; Cable Tower & Italian Camp View15. McClellan Memorial Tower and Reservator (?)16. Steam Shovel; Fire House & Parade on horseback17. View from the Main Dam of Reservoir Site18. View from Maindam seen from Esopos Creek; Blacksmith Shop & American Camp Street View19. Railway tracks20. Railroad Engine; Italian Camp View & View of Maindam21. East Deich22. Street View around Boardinghouse; Cornwal and Dam & Camp Scene23. Main dam, Towers and Railroad24. American Camp Street View, Workers in wagon & Train25. West Deich26. Bucyrus shovel; Ditch & View of Maindam27. Compressor28. Steam Shovel; Boardinghouse & American Camp View29.Spoecial Aequduct30. Crusher; Police Station & Railroad31. Screen Chamber32. City Engineers Office; Railroad & Deich work33. Well driller balst and steam shovel34. Italian Camp House; Machinery of Cable Tower & Steam shovel at work35. Pressure aequaduct lower gate chamber36. Italian schoolhouse; Stump puller & Italiamn Camp View.37. Steam shovel38. Post Office; Portal of water channel & large valves39. View of maindam seen from Esopos Creek40. The Keeper; Men in tunnel & Board of Water Supply Office.41. Upper Gate Chamber42 American Camp House; View of Maindam; View towartds Dam showing Mill Compressore and Crusher & View towards Crusher and Dam43. View of Spillway44. Amerivcan Camp Street View; Bull Pen & Round House45.Panoramic postcard of Ashokan Dams, Browning Station, NY . torn in half. In a black "Snapshots" album. Some wear, photos fine 87 Silver prints, the images measuring 3 x 4-1/2 to 4-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches (7.6 x 11.4 to 11.4 x 16.5 cm.) the black sheets slightly larger, mounted recto and verso, most of the prints with a caption in the negative. Oblong 4to

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        Anshutz on Anatomy.

      1912.(). Later printing of the 1912 etching. 185 x 226 mm. Morse, no. 155. Unique printer's proof from the second printing of not more than 10 impressions fro, 1986. Initialed and annotated by the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan. With the printer's dry stamp of Stephen Sholinsky. Printed on Rives. Matted.

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        The Prince and Betty

      Mills and Boon 1912 - One of the rarer titles .Very few collectible copies have turned up in the last 20 years .The Heinemann copy which was sold in 1998 is now being offered by Neil Pearson Rare Books and would be one of them and the late Charles Gould became the proud owner in 1999 of the Pacific Auctions copy inscribed to Wodehouses parents . The listing states spine lean and water staining to the cloth.There is a catalogue. I think this copy which is fine and could be graded as Mint is probably the best copy there is , mainly as a result of being held in the same family for at least 80 years and may go back further but they have no record There was a Mrs Byrom in both the US and the UK. Wodehouse was travelling regularly between the two, countries that is, but being the UK first I think it likely that the inscriptee was probably the latter .This copy has the catalogue at the back ,and the inscription is dated July 1912 , a wonderful item. Its hard to say whether the catalogue indicates a first issue but Mcilvaine would have been guided by the Heinemann copy which may not have had one .It could be that there were only so many catalogues and when they ran out the remainder were bound without it ,who knows . [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido: Beitrage zur Entwicklungeschichte des Denkens (Psychology of the Unconscious)

      Leipzig and Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. (Garrison/ Morton 4985.2.) 422pp. Recent black leather with gilt spine lettering, original front wrap mounted on front board, back panel creased and laid in at rear. In German. Near Fine with a few easily-erasable pencil underlines and marginal notes, a few light corner creases. The first appearance in book form of an important early work by Jung, which occasioned a break in his friendship with Freud. It was translated into English four years later as Psychology of the Unconscious.

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      Huddersfield: Issued privately to subscribers only , 1912. nd. [1912-15]; Pp. [12], 103, [3]; portrait frontispiece plate of James Reid Mosley; 39 coloured plates [ "crayon-watercolour plates, a new hand-process"], 37 distribution maps coloured in pink. Original quarter red leather with red cloth boards; original leather worn and marked, but now expertly rebacked retaining as much of the original fabric as possible; very good and strong. Contents clean and tight with light reading wear, original red marbled end papers; the distribution map of the starling is missing but a duplicate of the Greenfinch erroneously bound in its place; the first plate of the rook with a small ink line and spot; a couple of old stains to the gutter edge of the frontispiece where previously repaired with tape, very short fore-edge tear to the same repaired with japanese tissue, a split to the lower gutter-edge of the title page also inconspicuously repaired, short tear to the lower margin of p. 42; presentation inscription dated 1923 to the verso of the front free end paper. A good to very good copy of this extremely rare and fabled regional ornithological guide. [Bibliographical note: the publication of this work, like all Mosley's works, was very much a private affair with a 'handmade' feel, each copy varying a little, nevertheless Mosley was breaking new ground - The Birds of The Huddersfield Area is believed to be the first book on the birds of a local area to include distribution maps. It is a very rare work and only a handfull of copies have been offered at auction over the last 50 years; no copy in the Fattorini collection.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Plus. 8vo (14 x 23cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti. With translations of them and an Introduction.

      London: Stephen Swift and Co., Ltd., 1912 - Octavo. Original streaky grey cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, edges untrimmed. Faint toning to spine, very slight rubbing to the corners, toning to endpapers and some mild spotting to early leaves, but an excellent fresh copy. 32 pp publisher's advertisements at the rear. First UK edition, with the contemporary ownership inscription of Aida Borchgrevinck in red ink to the half-title. Aida Borchgrevink (née Ada Starr) was a Bloomsbury figure, a friend of E. M. Forster and R. C. Trevelyan, described by John Furness as "an ebullient, romantic woman" who "sang Wagner at the top of her voice while she drove". The UK edition was published about a week after the US edition by Small, Maynard & Co. in Boston, with some revisions to Pound's introduction and the translations. Pound's Cavalcanti is published with Italian and English printed in facing text throughout. The UK edition is scarce, since a large portion of the print run was destroyed by a fire at the binders. This is a lovely copy with a charming association. Gallup B4b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Über das Geistige in der Kunst. Insbesondere in der Malerei.

      - München, Piper, 1912, Gr.-8°, 6 Blatt, 125 S., 2 Blattt, mit 8 Tafeln und 3 Tabellen sowie 11 (inklusive Titelillustration) Original-Holzschnitten von Kandinsky, Original-Kartoneinband mit Deckelillustration in späterem Pappeinband mit aufgezogenem Original-Rückentitel. (Seiten teils mit kleinen Randläsuren und etwas bestoßen, Seitenränder teils etwas angestaubt) * Dritte Auflage im Umschlag der 2. Auflage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        The Satanist

      Hutchinson & Co, 1912. Hardcover. Good. 1912. Fourth Edition. 460 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Appears to be ex-library with remains of inserts and stamps to paste-downs. Pages remain reasonably bright with light cracking to hinges causing boards to be limp. Light foxing to text block edge and staining to the endpapers, noticeable thumbing to numerous pages. Text block corners curled. Binding is firm with heavy corner bumping and scuffing, and light ring and water staining to the bright boards. Spine is darkened with light shelf wear and soiling.

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      ORESTE GARRONI, 1912. ITALIANO 0,45 Fioritura alla copertina ed alla quarta. Lievi usure agli angoli e piccolo strappo al taglio di testa della copertina. Pagine ingiallite dal tempo con qualche macchia di umidità. Timbro editoriale all'interno della copertina. Prefazione di Augusto Castaldo, numero 2 della collana. USATO

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      Blackie & Son Ltd., London; Glasgow; Bombay 1912 - (Harrison, Florence) illustrator. TWO ORIGINAL GILT DRAWINGS FROM ELFIN SONG: A BOOK OF VERSE AND PICTURES BY FLORENCE HARRISON. London; Glasgow; Bombay: Blackie & Son Ltd., 1912. 5-3/4" x 8-1/8"; 1-5/16" x 10-3/8" on two separate sheets of art paper measuring 8-7/8" x 11-1/2" each. The drawings were used as the cover and backstrip decoration, respectively, for both the book and the book's dust wrapper; with printer's instruction and areas of discoloration not effecting images. The condition of the drawings is FINE. WONDERFUL and UNIQUE

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        Feeding Experiments Illustrating the Importance of Accessory Factors in Normal Dietaries.

      Cambridge University Press, London 1912 - In: Journal of Physiology, Vol. XLIV, Nos. 5 and 6, pp. 425-460. London: Cambridge University Press, 1912. 8vo (229 x 162 mm). Entire volume, 513, [25] pp. Bound in early 20th century beige library cloth, spine titled in black. Text generally clean with little yellowing, a few early leaves somewhat wrinkled (but unstained). Hopkin's paper with chipping of a few mm of upper corner well outside text area. Provenance: Springfield College, Babson Library (bookplate to front pastedown). Very good copy in the rare entire volume. ---- PMM 404; Garrison Morton 1048. FIRST EDITION of Hopkins' landmark paper. Hopkins was already convinced that certain 'accesory factors' were essential to the health and growth of animals, and on returning to work he discovered that rats who declined and died on what appeared adequate feeding throve when small quantities of milk were added to their diet. In 1912, in the paper cited, he made the pronouncement upon which all subsequent vitamin research is based: that 'accessory factors' are essential to nutrition. Entire journal volumes are rarely seen on the market. We can trace only one copy sold at auction in the past 20 years (Sotheby's sale N07732, 2001, lot 92, sold USD 10,200). - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die erste Internationale Jagd-Ausstellung, Wien 1910 : ein monumentales Gedenkbuch. 2 Bände in 1 Band

      Eilhelm Frick Verlag, Wien u. a. 1912 - original Leinenband mit reicher Goldprägung, im original Schuber, gr.-4°, 120 und 227 Seiten komplett mit 41 Tafeln, Buchschmuck und Einbandzeichnung von von Remigius Geyling(1878-1974) Zustand: sehr gut de 5000 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      ORESTE GARRONI, ROMA 1912 - BIBLIOTECA TEATRALE ECONOMICA ITALIANO N.3 della collana, con prefazione, pagine con bruniture del tempo, fioriture sparse e gore, bordi non allineati e non rifilati, legatura lenta, brossura editoriale con fioritura, firma appartenenza, strappetti ai bordi, nastro adesivo al dorsetto

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        Big-Game Shooting in Upper Burma

      New York, 1912. Paperback. UsedGood. Big-Game Shooting in Upper Burma Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,, [1912]. From "The Little White Bird". Quarto. Original green cloth, gilt titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover. Frontispiece and 49 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, line drawings throughout. Spine slightly faded and lightly bumped at ends, very slight foxing to initial few leaves. An excellent copy. Second edition of Rackham's illustrated Peter Pan, first published in 1906, with an entirely new setting of type, a new coloured frontispiece, and seven full-page black and white drawings not in the earlier edition. The plates are distributed throughout, not gathered at the end as in the 1906 edition.

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        The New Book of the Dog. A Comprehensive Natural History of British Dogs and their Foreign Relatives, with Chapters on Law, Breeding, Kennel Management, and Veterinary Treatment

      London, Cassell and Company, 1912. Large quarto, xvi, 624 pages with numerous illustrations ('photographic portraits of famous dogs') plus 21 full-page colour plates. Light brown gilt-pictorial cloth printed in dark brown, all edges gilt; covers slightly flecked, marked and rubbed, with the spine lightly sunned; replacement endpapers; an excellent copy of a handsome publication.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Illustrierte Reiseerzählungen, Band 26, 27, 28, 29 / Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, (Band 1 - 4) / 1. Auflage (erste Auflage)

      Friedrich Ernst - Fehsenfeld, 1912. erstes bis viertes Tausend / 1. - 4. Tausend / 1. Auflage / erste Auflage 550 + 540 + 615 S. Leinen Einbände berieben u. bestaubt u. fleckig, Buchrücken rissig, Kanten berieben, Bindung gelockert, einig. S. fleckig u. bestaubt, schiefgelesen / 4. Band: erstes Bild gelockert, 3. Band, Bindung am Titelbild gebrochen, erste S (Vorsatz, 1. Titelblatt u. 1. Bild) gelockert / 1. Band : am Vorsatz Bindung gelockert G1043 Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Palestine and Syria with Routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus. With 21 Maps, 56 Plans, and a Panorama of Jerusalem.

      Leipzig, Baedeker. 1912 - CIV + 462 S. OLwd. 5. remodelled and augmented Edition. In engl. Sprache. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen E 258. - Sehr schönes Expl. V. etw. wasserrandig, geringfügig berieben. - Endpapers with a slight discolored edge, a little rubbed, overall a very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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