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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, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. 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.

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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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      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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        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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      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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        Miriam Rieder, Kopf nach links.

      - Holzschnitt, 1912, auf sehr feinem cremefarbenem Japan-Bütten, rechts unter der Darstellung signiert. Darstellungsgröße ca. 8:5 cm, Blattgröße 42:30,5 cm. – Mit kleiner beim Druck entstandener Quetschfalte. Miriam Rieder war Amerikanerin, lebte in München und war zwischen 1912/1914 Engerts bevorzugtes Modell. Literatur: K. Weinmayer, E. M. Engert. Verzeichnis seiner graphischen Arbeiten. München, 1914, Nr. III/2, Abb. 41; Ausst. Katalog: J. Heusinger von Waldegg, E. M.Engert. Monographie mit Dokumentation. Köln/Bonn, 1977, Nr. 164, Abb. 195, S. 96. Ernst Moritz Engert, der eine Ausnahmeposition in der deutschen Expressionismusbewegung einnimmt. Daß er ein bedeutender Künstler dieser Technik war, beweist nicht zuletzt die Tatsache, daß ihm die Stadt Hadamar, wo Engert mehrere Jahre verbrachte, ein Museum widmete. Auch die Kunstsammlungen Limburg haben, aufbauend auf einer Stiftung des Künstlers mit etwa 600 eigenen Werken und Arbeiten befreundeter Künstler, in der permanenten Ausstellung Räume für Engert reserviert. Aber die wohl wichtigste Plazierung verdankt er dem Brücke-Museum in Bonn, das einen größeren Teil des schriftlichen und künstlerischen Nachlasses besitzt und wiederholt Ausstellungen des Künstlers ausrichtet. Die Verbindung nach Bonn kam durch Engerts enge Beziehung zum Kreis der Rheinischen Expressionisten um August Macke zustande, ein Künstlerkreis, der seit den achtziger Jahren im Mittelpunkt verschiedener Ausstellungen stand und infolge breite nationale und internationale Anerkennung fand.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Der Dobermannpinscher - Seine Pflege, Zucht und Erziehung , Reich illustriert

      Hugo Steinitz Verlag / Berlin 1912 - 89 S. + 14 S. Reklame und Verlagswerbung, Broschur , fadengeheftet , illustrierter Umschlag etwas unsauber und leicht berieben , innen sauber, komplett und stabil, Vorder- und Fußschnitt unsauber , versicherter Versand weltweit inkl. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        La Cité des Eaux.

      Paris, Blaizot, Kieffer 1912 - Eaux-fortes originales de Ch. Jouas (1866-1942). 37 compositions (Complet & Contrôlé). Édition illustrée originale tirée à 260 exemplaires. Celui-ci (N°102) un des 180 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arche, filigrané, fabriqué spécialement à la forme par la Maison Perrigot-Masure. Paris, Blaizot, Kieffer - 1912 - 207 pages. Collection Éclectique. Fac-similé de la reliure Kieffer destinée à La Cité des Eaux, reliée in fine. Ouvrage broché sous couverture rempliée, illustrée d'une vignette dorée représentant un blason, et datée. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-8°(29x20). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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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        The Gun at Home and Abroad. (4 vols.) Vol. 1. British Game Birds and Wildfowl Vol.2. British Deer and Ground Game, Dogs, Guns, and Rifles Vol. 3. The Big Game of Africa and Europe Vol.4. The Big Game of Asia and North America.

      London: The London & Counties Press Association Ltd -1915 1912 - LIMITED EDITION 230/500 . 4 vols. large 4to. (32 x 26 cm.). Original brown morocco, t.e.g. Remnants of dustwrapper to volume one loosely inserted. Profusley illustrated by Lodge, Thorburn and Caldwell with 59 coloured plates, 70 half-tone plates, 17 other illustrations, including photogravures and monochromes. Superficial scratch mark to upper cover of first volume, spines lightly faded (as usual), generally a very good set. Each volume was issued in a limited edition of 950 numbered copies. The first 500 copies of each volume were issued as complete sets, as here. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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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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      PRIVILEGIERTE WURTTEMBERGISCHE BIBELANSTALT, STUTTGART 1912 - GRECO Pagine naturalmente ingiallite ai bordi causa tempo, con lievissima fioritura, carte geografiche fuori testo, tagli rossi, firme appartenenza, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela, con titoli d'oro e con tracce d'uso ai bordi ed al dorso

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        The Room in the Tower + The Visible and Invisible (Together With Signed Autograph Page)

      Mills and Boon 1912 - The Room in the Tower and Other Stories by E F Benson, First Edition, first printing published by Mills and Boon, 1912. 338pp with publisher's Catalogue bound in at the rear. VG, Original publisher's burgandy cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and the spine, very bright and fresh. A superb copy of this difficult title, corners have the lightest rubbing but are still very square and sharp, the spine has uniformly dulled a shade with lightest wear to the head and foot, titles are still bright and fresh but it looks excellent, lower board as with upper has very little marking or wear, publisher’s device blind-stamped to lower board. Some light Foxing to the prelim’s and catalogue to the rear and the pages have toned which is usual for this title. No ownership/Gift inscriptions. and. Visible and Invisible by E F Benson, First Edition, First Printing Published In 1923 by Hutchinson. 288pp + publisher’s Catalogue bound in at the rear. Original powder blue cloth with black titles to upper board and spine, blind stamped borders. Light wear to the corners and to the head and foot of the spine otherwise the cloth is very clean indeed, spine and lower board is also very clean. The contents are quite superb, eps have toned otherwise the pages are clean and crisp, very tightly bound without marking or inscriptions, a superior copy like our copy of ‘The Room in the Tower’ Also. Large Autographed Page of the Author E F Benson, Inscribed in a large, bold hand, “Faithfully Yours E F Benson, April 4 1913” Clearly signed as an autograph page, the collector has pasted a small oval photograph of the author to the bottom right corner. The Notepaper has been laid onto thicker card (no doubt to go in an album) , the two original folds are still faintly visible. Some light wrinkling to the paper extrem’s. Paper Measures 21 x 16 cm Two of the finest collections of Ghost Stories ever written, Benson was a contemporary indeed a lifelong friend of M R James, he was infact present at James's 'Chit-Chat Society' meetings where he famously read his ghost stories. Benson's collections stand very much on thier own as Masterpieces of the genre and contains ‘And the Dead Spake’, ‘The Outcast’, ‘In the Tube’, ‘Negotium Perambulans’, ‘Mr Tilly’s Séance’ and ‘Mrs Amworth’ , 'Caterpillars', 'The Bus Conductor' and 'The Man who went too far' ( H P Lovecraft's personal favourite). Exceedingly scarce volumes and very disireable offered together in this condition, the Signed Autograph Page elevates the lot further. Please take time to view our other E F Benson / A C Benson titles, letters, autographs etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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