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        Al-Hidaja ´ila Fara´id al-Qulub. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1912.

      1912. Large 8vo. XVIII, (1), 113, (1), 407, (3) pp. With 3 lithogr. plates. First modern edition of the original Arabic text of "Al Hidayah ila Faraid al-Qulub" ("Guide to the Duties of the Heart"), written in 1080 by the Jewish philosopher Bahya ibn Paquda, who lived at Zaragoza, in Muslim Spain. The work offers the first Jewish system of ethics and was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon in 1161-80 ("Chovot ha-Levavot"). It is based on numerous non-Jewish sources, including writings of Islamic mysticism and Arabic neo-Platonism. Yahuda's edition uses mss. in the libraries of Oxford, Paris, and St Petersburg. - In excellent condition. OCLC 68138636.

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        CORRESPONDANCE DE CHATEAUBRIAND PUBLIEE AVEC INTRODUCTION INDICATION DES SOURCES NOTES ET TABLES DOUBLES - EN CINQ TOMES - TOME 1 + TOME 2 + TOME 3 + TOME 4 + TOME 5 .

      1912. HONORE ET EDOUARD CHAMPION. 1912 - 1913 - 1924. In - 8.Carr. Cartonn. Etat d'usage. Couv. lgrement passe. Dos satisfaisant. Intrieur acceptable. 403 + 397 + 378 + 400 + 296 pages - annotation sur le 1er plat du tome 1 - avec un portrait indit en frontispice sous serpente sur le tome 1 - tome 3 dsolidaris (dos manquant) - couverture 3 rabats - portrait indit de Mme De Marigny sous serpente en frontispice sur le tome 3 - portrait indit de chateaubriand en frontispice sous serpente dans le tome 4 - quelques rousseurs sans le tome 5 sans consquence sur la lecture - 2 photos disponibles. Exemplaire n516 / 1100 sur papier vlin sur le tome 1 - TOME 5 : ANNEE 1924 .

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        The Peter Pan Portfolio,

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1912]. from "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens", by J. M. Barrie. Elephant folio. Original full vellum portfolio, titles to front cover gilt, with the original ivory silk ties laced to a large bow at the spine and with two pairs of original ivory silk ties to the fore edges. In the original green cloth-sided card box with full-page printed paper label to front. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco solander box. 12 large proof-size colour plates mounted in mats, with captioned tissue guards, by Rackham. The box a little worn in places, but a fine copy, a remarkable survival of this luxurious presentation. Deluxe extra-limited edition, number 13 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by the artist, bound in full vellum. According to Latimore & Haskell, although Rackham was supposed to sign all 100 copies, the artist admitted that he had signed only about 20 of them. Copies numbered 101 to 600 were issued in a half vellum portfolio with green cloth sides; none of these was signed by Rackham. The Peter Pan Portfolio reproduces 12 of Rackham's favourite illustrations at their original size. Barrie wrote enthusiastically of Rackham's originals, which he had seen exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, "I like best of all the Serpentine with the fairies, and the Peter in his night-gown sitting in the tree. Next I would [sic] the flying Peters, the fairies going to the ball (as in the 'tiff' and the fairy on cobweb) ? the fairies sewing the leaves with their sense of fun (the gayest thing this) and your treatment of snow" (Ray 329). Barrie's comments seemingly influenced Rackham's selection, as the portfolio includes all the images the author mentioned.

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        A Cowboy Detective: A True Story Of Twenty-Two Years With A World-Famous Detective Agency, Giving The True Facts Of The Bloody Coeur D'alene Labor Riots, And The Many Ups And Downs Of The Author Throughout The United States, Alaska, British Columbia And Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among The Moonshiners Of Kentucky And Virginia

      W. B. Conkey, Chicago 1912 - 519 Pp. Red Cloth, Gilt, With Numerous Plates And Double Page Plates. Cloth Worn, Gilt All Present And Clear, Fraying At Corners, Front Endpaper Intact, Rear Hinge Beginning To Crack, Hinge Cracked Internally Within Text. This Example Inscribed "To My Friend Charlton E. Ames With Compliments Of The Author, Chas. A Siringo / Hollywood, Calif. / June 18Th, 1925", And With Several Handwritten Corrections Of Disguised Names By Siringo Within The Text, Including "Pinkerton" For "Dickinson" At P. 11, "Tom Horn" For "Tim Corn" In The Photo Facing P. 234, And "Jas. Mcparland" For "Jas. Mccartney" In The Photo Facing P. 514. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LE MONT BLANC D' AUJOURD' HUI .

      1912ouvrage illustré de gravures et panoramas en phoyotypie . à Genève chez Eggimann et Cie Editeurs. 1912. Un volume in 4, 1/2 chagrin vert époque. dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et titre dorés. plats de papier marbré vert époque. tranches mouchetées. couvertures conservées. 151 pages. ETAT NEUF, absolument sans aucune rousseur , et non manipulé.

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        Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido

      Fr. Deuticke, . 1912 - First edition, part 2 of 2 only. Inscribed by Jung on the half title, to Dr. O. Veraguth, on the front end paper. The title to the complete work is supplied in facsimile, the half title has a repair at the bottom corner and is also supplied in facsimile. Some browning to the half title Bound in later two toned cloth with leather label. The contents is clean and unmarked. 'The present work was his first major statement after his break with Freud. In it he rejects Freud's concept of the libido as sexual in origin and describes it as a creative force or psychic energy'---Heirs of Hippocrates 2302. Garrison-Morton 4985.2. Scare signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aesop's Fables

      1912. [RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 571.Large quarto (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 291 x 227 mm). xxix, [1,blank], 223, [1] pp. Thirteen color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, and fifty-three black and white text drawings. Publisher's white buckram, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine a little darkened, some very light foxing to preliminary leaves. An excellent copy.Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC.The 1st century AD philosopher, Apollonius of Tyana, is recorded as having said about Aesop: "... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events" (Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14).Lattimore and Haskell, pp. 38-9. Riall, p. 111.

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        5 autograph letters signed ("JBreuer"). Meran, Vienna and n. p., 1912 to 1919.

      1912. (Oblong) 8vo. Altogether 12¾ pp. on 8 ff. (Qu.-)8vo. To some friends and to a lady, on personal matters, thanking for birthday greetings (23. I. 1912), reflecting on a mediation between two parties who were at enmity (3. V. 1912) and the wisdom of age (5. VI. 1912), writing on an election date (9. II. 1919), and about one of his colleagues (n. p. o. d.).

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        Jacques Orioll, Gentilhomme-Cambrioleur.

      H. Malet sans date (1912) sous couverture de relais de l'éditeur M. Bauche. Fort in-12 broché de 284 pages au format 13 x 19 cm sous superbe couverture illustrée par Clérice frères. Frontispice avec portrait photo de l'auteur en habit de soirée. Tirage sur alfa d'édition avec rousseurs éparses ( pages de garde & tranches ). Petits frottis aux coins des plats. Rarissime édition originale de ce roman policier dont le héros & l'intrigue sont fortement inspirés par Maurice Leblanc & Arsène Lupin : insolence, goût du défi, machineries secrètes, etc. Etat magnifique. Exceptionnel état de fraicheur.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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        5 autograph telegrams, all signed in her or her husband's name. Vienna and Izdebnik (Poland), 1912.

      1912. Oblong large 8vo. Altogether 5 pp. Together with a telegram in a different hand (2 ff). All to her husband Karl, Archduke of Austria. - I: "How was the march? [...] I'm doing very well and look forward so much to tomorrow. A thousand kisses | Zita" (23 March 1912). - II: "Of course I am happy to place the Countess Thun at your disposal. Warmest regards, Zita" (23 March 1912). - III: "I am doing very well, am really happy for you. Embrace | Zita" (22 March. 1912). - IV+V: Written in her husband's name, to Archduke Rainer and Archduchesse Maria Josefa: "Zita and I thank you most sincerely for being accommodated so kindly at your castle Izdebnik [...]" (to Rainer, March 1912).

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        The Greenfield papyrus in the British Museum.

      British Museum, London 1912 - Extremely rare. British Museum, London, 1912. First edition. In-4, xxx & 99 pages, 116 plates. Red cloth. Spine slightly creased on top, but binding is firm. Inside in excellent condition. Ex-libris Allan Boley. Stamp of Printer's library, withdrawn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Casey at the Bat

      McClurg, 1912 A fine first hardcover edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        BILLY POPGUN

      WINTER, MILO. WINTER,MILO. BILLY POPGUN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1912 (Oct 1912). 4to, vellum backed boards, gilt cover and top edge gilt, spine slightly soiled else near fine. First edition of Winter's best and scarcest book, LIMITED TO ONLY 350 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON JAPAN PAPER WITH ILLUSTRATIONS SURROUNDED IN A GILT DESIGN BY THE ARTIST! Written by Winter and illustrated by him as well with pictorial endpapers, 8 fabulous tipped-in plates, plus line illustrations in-text. The story is a wonderful fantasy trip taken by little Billy (who had a pop-gun).

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        Billy Popgun

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York - 1912. First edition. One of only 350 copies of the deluxe edition. Thin small folio, half vellum and brown paper-covered boards, decorated in gilt. Beautifully illustrated with 8 fine full-page tissue-guarded color plates mounted on Japanese vellum and line chapter headings. In our opinion, this is by far Winter's best work. Spine slightly dusty, else a bright, fresh copy. A wonderful copy of Winter's most enduring work, very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BILLY POPGUN

      - WINTER,MILO. BILLY POPGUN. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1912 (Oct 1912). 4to, vellum backed boards, gilt cover and top edge gilt, spine slightly soiled else near fine. First edition of Winter's best and scarcest book, LIMITED TO ONLY 350 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON JAPAN PAPER WITH ILLUSTRATIONS SURROUNDED IN A GILT DESIGN BY THE ARTIST! Written by Winter and illustrated by him as well with pictorial endpapers, 8 fabulous tipped-in plates, plus line illustrations in-text. The story is a wonderful fantasy trip taken by little Billy (who had a pop-gun). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fribourg ville d'art. Eaux-fortes et dessins de P.-A. Bouroux, texte de J.-J. Berthier.

      Fribourg, J. Labastrou 1912, 480x330mm,72pages,en feuillets, 15 planches eaux-fortes, feuillet sous cartable de l'éditeur. Cartable défraichi. Page titre froissée.Tirage de tête dont les épreuves, sans lettre, sont signes par l'artiste, 1 des 20 exemplaires, n° 4.

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        HOURS OF GLADNESS

      London: George Allen & Co. Ltd. 1912. First edition with these illustrations. First edition with these illustrations. Publisher?s illustrated white cloth, with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. 20 beautiful tipped in colour plates and an illustrated title page by E. J. Detmold. A superb near fine clean, square and tight copy, the binding very fresh and bright with only light toning to the extremities. The contents are entirely complete, without inscriptions or stamps and in fine condition throughout. Complete with the rare printed dustwrapper which has a few minor nicks and creases to the extremities. An exceptional example. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        The Greenfield papyrus in the British Museum

      British Museum, London 1912 - Extremely rare. British Museum, London, 1912. First edition. In-4, xxx & 99 pages, 116 plates. Red cloth. Signature and stamp of MAR Barker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Practical Aeronautics

      Chicago: American School of Correspondence, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. c.1912. Hardcover. Brown cloth, gilt spine titles. 8vo. Very Good. Moderate rubbing at spine-ends and corners, short scratch on spine, moderate soiling to cloth, mild age-toning to contents. Last seen at Swann auction in 1978 where it sold for $60. Rare!

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        Walze. 13 graphische Originalarbeiten der Vereinigung Schweizer Graphiker. Mit einem Geleitwort von Paul Ganz, Basel.

      Delphin Verlag, München 1912 - München, Delphin Verlag 1912. 47,5x40 cm. 4 S. (Titel, Impressum, Inhalt und Vorwort) und 13 Originalgrafiken in losen Blättern. In Originhalbleinwandmappe mit braunem Japanpapierbezügen mit einem montierten zweifarbigen Deckelholzschnitt von Helen Dahm. Nr. 54 von 150 Exemplaren. - "In den Kunstanstalten Hch. Wetterroth und C. Wolf & Sohn, München und J. G. Wolfensberger, Zürich hergestellt. Max Bucherer überwachte die Drucklegung. Helen Dahm schnitt die Titelzeichnung der Mappe in Holz" Enthält 5 Radierungen, 4 Holzschnitte und 4 Lithographien. Radierungen von Albert Welti, C.Th. Meyer-Basel, Arthur Riedel, Otto Gampert und Edouard Vallet. Holzschnitte von Ernst Würtenberger, Martha Cunz (Studer 42), Karl Hänny und Max Bucherer. Lithographien von Hans Beatus Wieland, Burkard Mangold, Ernst Kreidolf und Giovanni Giacometti (Stauffer 24). - Alle Arbeiten im Stein und der Platte signiert bzw. monogrammiert. - Klappblätter der Mappe mit Einrissen. Papier wie immer leicht gebräunt. Sprache: N

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        Cat Scouts, The

      1912. One of the Most Colorful of all of Louis Wain's Books[WAIN, Louis, illustrator]. POPE, Jessie. The Cat Scouts. A Picture-Book for Little Folk, Cats by Louis Wain, Verses and Tales by Jessie Pope. London: Blackie & Son Limited, [1912]. First edition. Quarto (9 5/8 x 6 7/8` inches; 246 x 176 mm.). 48 pp. Nine full-page, full-color illustrations and thirty-nine smaller full-color illustrations in the text. Original blue cloth over green wove paper boards with a full-color illustration/title pasted-on to the front board. Pictorial end-papers very slightly browned, board edges and corners a little worn, but still an excellent copy of one of the most colorful of all of Louis Wain's books.The Tales: Two Recruits; Tiresome Teazer; A Useful Scout; A Cracker; A Peck of Troubles; A Swimming Lesson; The Hunter; The Cat Scouts' Kitchen; Teazer Again; The Alarm; Tattydom and Teazer; A Cat Scout Song; The End Of Tiresome Teazer; A Rainy Day; Moving Day and Full Up.Jessie Pope (18 March 1868 ? 14 December 1941) was an English poet, writer and journalist, who remains best known for her patriotic motivational poems published during World War I. Her other works include Paper Pellets (1907), an anthology of humorous verse. She also wrote verses for children's books, such as The Cat Scouts (Blackie, 1912).

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, , [1912]. From The Little White Bird. A New Edition. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover gilt, plain endpapers. With the dust jacket, priced 25/- net on the front flap. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on plain paper, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Spine gently rolled, a touch of rubbing to corners, occasional spotting internally, in the jacket with lightly sunned spine, shallow chipping to corners, short closed tears to edges, and a few surface scratches to front panel; still a fine copy. Trade edition, first impression. Riall notes there are two different green cloths used for the binding of the trade edition, either smooth or textured. The cloth on this copy is an emerald-green linen-grain cloth, presumably Riall's "textured" variant. The green dust jacket, which repeats the lettering and pictorial designs of the case, has preserved the cloth in notably bright condition. This edition is an improved revision of the 1906 edition, with a larger page size, 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. The edition is undated, except for the new frontispiece, which is dated 1912 within the image.

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        ALLA GLORIA DELLA GUERRA disegni di lorenzo viani, l'internazionale 1912

      1912. Viani Lorenzo - De Ambris Alceste  ALLA GLORIA DELLA GUERRA società editrice l'internazionale parma - camera del lavoro 1912 rarissimo album rettangolare cm 34 per 23 circa con la riproduzione di disegni e didascalie 24 pagine non numerate senza mancanze significative?, leggerissime pieghe in copertina, piccolissimo taglio in copertina di 0,3 cm sul bordo laterale destro firma ex proprietario in copertina visibile in foto

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        Ein Dokument zur Erinnerung an die schwere Zeit die am 13.2.1945 über Dresden kam. Reinhardsgrimma 24.9.1950. Mappe mit 10 Aquarellen und farbigen Zeichnungen mit Motiven des zerbombten Dresden. Motive: Dreikönigskirche i.d. Neustadt; Der Altmarkt jetzt ein freier Platz; Trümmer im Schlosshof; Ausgebrannte Kirche; Das zertrümmerte Palais der Gräfin Cosel; Blick auf Dresden von der Neustadt nach dem Angriff; Ein letztes Stück der Frauenkirche; Blick vom Turm der Kreuzkirche nach d. Postplatz; Die Sofienkirche; Das berühmte Haus des Goldschmiedes Dinglinger.

      - 45,5 x 35 cm Leinen-Mappe, auf Innendeckel beschrieben, signiert und datiert. Richard Pusch (geb. 1912 Dresden, gest. 1997) lebte und arbeitete als freischaffender Künstler in Dresden und später nach der Zerstörung der Stadt in Reinhardtsgrimma (Osterzgebirge). Sein künstlerisches Hauptwerk sind expressive Aquarelle mit vorwiegend landschaftlichen Motiven. Diese Mappe ist eine Aufarbeitung der Eindrücke von der Zerstörung seiner Heimatstadt Dresden, in der Pusch durch die Bombardierung sein Atelier und den größten Teil seines Werkes verlor. Pusch fertigte unmittelbar im Februar 1945 Skizzen und setzte diese fünf Jahre später u.a. in diesen Bildzyklus um. Alle Blätter sind auf Karton montiert und außerhalb der Darstellung von Pusch signiert, datiert und bezeichnet. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Hirtenflöte.

       Wien, Deutsch-Österr. Vlg. 1912. kl-8°. 3 Bl., 103 S., 1 Bl. Mit 9 Orig.-Radierungen v. Ferdinand SCHMUTZER. Grüner Orig.-Maroquin-Bd. mit Rückenvergold. Beide Deckel mit reicher Vergoldung aus Rahmenfileten u. punktierten Zierlinien (Entwurf Josef HOFFMANN, Wiener Werkstätte). Titelbl. unten m. Ausschnitt. Einbd. etw. gelockert sowie mit wenigen kl. Flecken u. Bereibungen. Exlibris auf flieg. Vors.Eines von 400 num. Expl. Gedruckt bei Chr. Reißer´s Söhne, Wien Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Illustrierte Bücher

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

      19121030 1 demi-chagrin moderne, dos à nerfs orné mosaïqué, couv. conservée (Solignac-Mazet). -Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. in-4 de X-(2)-507-(1) pp. + 12 pl. h.t. offrant 504 blasons en couleurs ; Paris, Honoré Champion, 1912, On a relié, à la suite de la préface, un feuillet extrait d'un ouvrage XVIIIe, paginé 177-178, représentant le blason de la ville du Puy.Edition originale. Très rare.Saffroy 26546."Livre recherché et très rare." (Saffroy).

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        Autograph letter signed. Inner-Arosa, "Chalet Sonnenberg", 29. XI. 1912.

      1912. 8vo. 7 pp. on 4 ff. To the painter Fürst, who had asked him a question concerning theosophy, in particular about the personal circumstances of one Ms. Martha Reif. Morgenstern gives detailed information on that lady, who - he supposes - was born in Wroclaw and was married to a painter. After some years living in Taormina, they are said to have divorced, and at the time of writing she resides in Vienna: "[...] I mention this lady, although one may never fully foresee how a personal acquaintance will work out, and whether or not it is helpful to our cause. There are so many mirrors that reflect the teachings of our occidental theosophists [...]" (transl.). - Slight spotting, with insignificant edge defects.

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        Autograph letter signed. Duino, 5. III. 1912.

      1912. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. With autogr. envelope. To the bookseller Vogelsberger at Darmstadt, explaining that his book "Mir zur Feier" no longer exists in its original form, but the poems contained were re-published almost unchanged in "Die frühen Gedichte".

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        USA HISTORY BY FIRST RUSSIAN LIBRARIAN IN AMERICA] Istoriya Severo-Amerikanskikh soedinyonnykh shtatov. V 2 t. [i.e. The History of Northern-American United States. In 2 vols]

      tip. Trenke i Fyusno, St. Petersburg 1912 - V.1: 1607-1826. [8], 493 pp. V.2: 1829-1910. [4], 471 pp., 1 map. 20,5x13,3 cm. In two modern half-leather bindings. Original front wrappers preserved. Cut, light foxing of the covers. Otherwise a fine crispy copy. Rare. First edition. First thorough history written by Russian. Alexey Vasilyevich Babin (1866-1930), Russian historian, library scientists, bibliographer became one of the first librarians who developed American-Russian cultural and library relationship in the end of 19th century. He is one of the pioneers of American studies in Russia. Babin went to the USA in 1889 where he was accepted to Cornell University. He graduated with a degree in history. To pay for his education he worked in university library and became a professional librarian during these years. In 1902 he was invited to work in the Library of Congress as curator of Slavic literature. He was the first Russian specialist to work there. One of the most important periods of his time in Library was when he participated in buying a famous book collection of Siberian merchant G.V. Yudin in 1906. Babin was the key intermediary in this process and among other things made a catalog of the collection in Russian and English which included more than 100 000 volumes. Yudin's collection became keystone of Slavic department of the Library of Congress while Babin became the head of this department. Before his death in 1930 he signed his will in which he left everything to the Library for further development of Slavic department. He was one of the first Russian immigrants to gain scientific recognition. While he was in USA he corresponded with his Russian colleagues. During his visits he shared the information on conditions of American book and library business. He went back to Russia for some time working in different areas including even teaching English. He also wrote this book on history of the United States. Even though Yudin didn't get the full previously agreed payment and books were not kept in one place as he requested, they remained friends and Yudin acted as his publisher in 1912. Among chapters of this edition are The Discovery of America, Virginia, New England in 1765, Constitution, Washington's Ruling 1789-1797, Unites States in 1910 etc. The edition is supplied with bibliography, index, chart on president's election (with number of votes), chart on US territories (size and population), chart on each state (the time of entry, size and population). The map depicts the growth of the USA since 1776 to 1867. WorldCat locates four copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die Nayarit-Expedition. - Textaufnahmen und Beobachtungen unter mexikanischen Indianern. - Unternommen und herausgegeben im Auftrage und mit Mitteln des Königl.Preuss.Kultusministeriums aus der Herzog von Loubat-Professur-Stiftung.

      Teubner, Leipzig, 1912. - EA. Erster Band. Die Religion der Cora-Indianer in Texten nebst Wörterbuch (alles Erschienene!). Mit einer farbigen Faltkarte, einem fotogr., farbigen Frontispiez, 25 fotogr. Abb.auf Tafeln sowie 10 Abb.mit zusammen 23 Zeichnungen. HLn.-Band mit aufgezogenem OBroschur-Titel und kleinem Papier- Rückenschildchen. CVIII, 396 S. 4°. Einbandkanten mit leichtem Abrieb, aufgezogener OBroschur-Titel minimal fleckig; ExLibris auf Vorsatz, St.a.T.; Innen sind 2 Seiten in falscher Reihenfolge eingeheftet, ansonsten ausgezeichneter Zustand, sehr sauber, vollständig und fest in der Bindung. Äußerst rares Werk des bekannten Amerikanisten Preuss, das ursprünglich auf 4 Bände angelegt war. Es erzwang jedoch der erste Weltkrieg eine erste Unterbrechung; ausschlaggebender jedoch für die letztendlich völlige Aufgabe dieses Vorhabens sowie eine daraus resultierende Verlagerung seines Forschungsschwerpunktes war das spannungsreiche Verhältnis mit dem damaligen führenden Kopf der deutschen Amerikanistik, mit Prof. Eduard Seler, welcher u.a. aus zu vermutenden Konkurrenzgründen die Vorschungsergebnisse von Preuss völlig in Frage stellte.---Preuss erlangte jedoch schnell einen hervorragenden wissenschaftl. Ruf, was sicher auch auf seinem zu seiner Zeit neuen multimethodischem Ansatz beruhte.

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        LES VOLEURS DE FOUDRE. Voyages excentriques. Ouvrage illustré de quatre-vingts gravures dans le texte, de vingt grandes compositions hors-texte d'après les dessins de Louis Bombled.

      1912Paris, Furne, Boivin, sans date [1912]. In-quarto (223 X 310) percaline rouge, premier plat orné d'une large composition polychrome signée J. FAU, plats bisautés, dos orné d'un dessin polychrome, titre doré, tranches dorées (Reliure de l'édieur) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 476 pages. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Illustrations de Louis BOMBLED. C'est le dix-huitième titre de la série des "Voyages excentriques" qui en compte vingt-et-un. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, au cartonnage très frais et au corps d'ouvrage en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Waverly Novels and Poems

      Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912 - 1913. 50 volumes complete Quarto Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, each volume also with one original photograph as frontispiece and one specially painted coloured frontispiece by twenty most distinguished artists for this edition. Volume I with an autograph letter signed by Sir Walter bound in three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spines with raised bands, top edges gilt, pale brown endpapers, bound by Riverside Press With original introduction to the Waverly Novels by the author, and subsequent forewords, as well as a "General Preface" and each volume containing explanatory notes to the illustrations. The first uniform collection was published by Cadell and Co. in 48 volumes in 1829-1833. Minimal, trifling rubbing to edges, fine No. 9 of 375 sets

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        Manuscrit autographe et documents divers à la gloire de Jean Lorrain érigé à Fécamp

      MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE DE GEORGES NORMANDY INTITULE : LA GLOIRE DE JEAN LORRAIN. 13 feuillets 29 x 21 cm. Nombreuses corrections, ajouts par collages. Encre violette majoritairement (quelques passages à l'encre noire). Le premier feuillet porte en haut à gauche le tampon à l'encre rouge de l'adresse de Georges Normandy à Eaubonne. s.d. [1912] - inauguration du monument à la gloire de Jean Lorrain [fécamp]. "Artiste sincère, jusqu'à heurter de front tous les mensonges qui rendent possible les rapports sociaux, de son vivant Jean Lorrain n'eut pas de pire ennemi que lui-même. [...] Son oeuvre est si débordante de vie qu'elle a pu se défendre toute seule contre l'oubli. [...] Or, six ans après sa disparition, Jean Lorrain avait son monument en place publique. Jamais ses livres n'ont cessé d'être réédités. La plupart de ses inédits ont été accueillis avec faveur et les éditions de luxe se succèdent sans arrêt. [...] Texte du discours prononcé à Fécamp le 28 juillet 1912 lors de l'inauguration du monument à la gloire de Jean Lorrain à Fécamp. Les discours des personnalité se succédèrent ce jour là. Georges Normandy fut le dernier à prendre la parole pour clore la cérémonie. Georges Normandy donne à la suite trois lettres inédites, toutes trois dans un genre différent. La première des trois lettres adressée à Jérome Doucet (Jean Lorrain qui vient de perdre un procès, las de Paris, où il a mené, depuis ses débuts, un train d'enfer, s'est fixé à Nice) ; La seconde lettre donnée par G. Normandy est adressée à une belle dame de ses amies (3 février 1904) ; enfin la troisième lettre reproduite est adressée à une dame titrée et millionnaire (qui avait l'ambition d'épouser Jean Lorrain ... 17 mai 1906, à Nice). On joint en annexe quelques documents administratifs relatifs à l'érection du monument à la gloire de Jean Lorrain à Fécamp (délibération du conseil municipal de la ville en date du 22 octobre 1906), avec le détail du comité pour la mise en oeuvre de ce monument (2 pages dactylographiées). Une note de 2 pages dactylographiées de la commission de l'intérieur et des finances de la ville de Fécamp (26 novembre 1906). Très intéressant devis chiffré pour la construction du monument avec le détail des sommes et une note signée du statuaire Alphonse Saladin (petit manque de papier au bas du feuillet avec perte d'un mot). Etui moderne plein papier marbré, dos toilé noir, titrage or au dos (Ateliers Laurenchet - non signé). Parfait état. Très belle facture de l'ensemble. Georges Normandy (1882-1946), de son vrai nom Georges Charles Segaut, également natif de Fécamp, grand admirateur de l'auteur de Monsieur de Phocas, est celui qui a propagé l'oeuvre de Jean Lorrain et largement contribué à écrire son histoire voire sa "légende". ENSEMBLE UNIQUE.

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        Autograph letter signed and 3 autogr. postcards signed ("F. Marc"). Berlin, Sindelsdorf and Gendrin (East Prussia), 15. IX. 1912 to 23. VII. 1913 (mostly postmark) and n. p. o. d.

      1912. 8vo. Altogether 6 pp. on 5 ff. With one enclosure (s. b.) and an autogr. envelope. To art historian Franz Stadler in Munich, on preparing an art exhibition ("Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon") (Berlin, 15. IX. 1912), sending congratulations on Stadler's betrothal (Sindelsdorf, 1. VI. 1913, a postcard from the press of "Der Sturm", showing Franz Marc's "Affenfries"), on plans for travelling to Berlin (Gendrin, undated), and, finally on Stadler's wedding (n. p., 23. VII. 1913). - Accompanied by an autogr. register in which Marc has put down the address of some galleries and artists in Paris such as Robert Delaunay, Wilhelm Uhde ("has got fine paintings of Rousseau, and cubists", transl. from the German original), and Le Fauconnier.

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        Der Selbstmord eines Katers. Munich/Leipzig, Georg Müller, [1912].

      1912. 8vo. (4), 219, (3) pp. Originaler boards covered with coloured paper (by Grimm & Bleicher, Munich, paper by the Munich School of Illustration and Book Trade) with spine label. All edges red. First edition of Ehrenstein's second work. Inscribed to the Viennese printer Georg Jahoda (1863-1926), who had published Ehrenstein's famous début "Tubutsch" (with Kokoschka's illustrations) the previous year: "Herrn Georg Jahoda | in Dankbarkeit | Albert Ehrenstein. | Berlin, SW48. | 20. Mai 1912." - Binding slightly rubbed; extremeties bumped, hinges cracked. Occasional edge damage, but well-preserved altogether. The printing shop Jahoda & Siegel also printed Karl Kraus's journal "Die Fackel" and most of his other writings. In 1910, Kraus had brought about Ehrenstein's first publication ever: the poem "Wanderers Lied", which appeared in the "Fackel" and made the Expressionist famous overnight. Provenance: acquired directly from the niece of Johanna Jahoda, daughter and sometime collaborator of Georg Jahoda. WG² 2.

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        La marche à l'étoile

      1912. Sansot & Cie, Paris 1912, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Sansot & Cie, Paris 1912, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione stampato su alfa. Binding metà blu navy Marocco, della colonna vertebrale con cinque nervi, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e cielo blu contreplats, copertine e dorsi conservati (isolati indietro e un po 'sbiadito, macchie sui piatti), la testa dorata, legame firmato P. Goy & C. Vilaine. autografo firmato Albert a Londra L'invio di Le Havre. Copia piacevolmente stabilito. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur alfa. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de bleu ciel, couvertures et dos conservés (dos isolé et légèrement défraîchi, taches sur les plats), tête dorée, reliure signée de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé d'Albert Londres à La dépêche du Havre. Exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Exceedingly Rare Archibald Gracie letter with "Titanic" Content! He Was one of the first survivors to die after the tragedy late in 1912 before his book "The Truth About the Titanic" was published

      Washington, DC, September 26, 1912. 7.75" x 10.5". "Typed Letter Signed ""Archd Gracie"" in ink, 1p, 7.75"" x 10.5,"" on lightweight paper, his retained carbon marked ""Copy."" [Washington, D.C.,]. September 26, 1912. To Louis M. Ogden, Tuxedo, N.Y. Minor folds. Fine condition.In full, ""I have returned to my residence in Washington, after convalescing during the summer at Long Beach, Long Island. I have been neglectful in not having written to you, but I hope under the circumstances, you will not take it amiss.""I am now trying to write a book and to straighten out much neglected affairs. In connection with the book, remember I want your assistance in the matter of illustrations. What have you done with the films of the pictures you took? I would like to have them that I might put them into the hands of some expert to be enlarged for the purpose, if possible, of identifying some of the passengers in each boat. Prints which I have cannot be developed for this purpose.""I have done considerable research work and may be able to identify, better perhaps than others, the pictures which you took. What I have found out I think will interest you. Perhaps you also have obtained information which may add to my store. In my book, you will find that I have done justice to what your dear wife and yourself did for us unfortunates on the CARPATHIA, especially what you did for me. I am writing this more to get in touch with you as soon as possible, as I want to publish my book at an early date. My manuscript is nearly completed, and I want to hand it to my publisher within a month. If you or your wife could write me your recollections of that awful morning, April 15th, and what you saw as the TITANIC's lifeboats came in sight and their contents unloaded aboard the CARPATHIA, I might be able to use the same. My book will differ from others that have been written, presenting almost entirely the human side, and giving my personal experience. The title of it will be, 'The Truth About the TITANIC.'""Mrs. Gracie joins me in best wishes to you both and we hope to see you sometime during the coming winter. She as very appreciative of your kindness to me.""P.S. I promised Third Officer H.J. Pitman, formerly of the TITANIC, now om board the OCEANIC, White Star Line, that I would call your attention to the fact that he had not received the promised prints from you of the TITANIC'S life boats. You can address him either in New York or at Southampton, c/o White Star Line.""Col. Archibald Gracie (1858-1912) died in New York on December 4, 1912. He had served as colonel in the 7th New York Militia. In part, from his obituary in The New York Times, ""In the wreck of the Titanic Col. Gracie was still clinging to the rail of the topmost deck after the wave had passed that swept her just before her final plunge. 'When the ship plunged down,' he said in one of his first accounts of the tragedy, 'I was forced to let go, and I was swirled around and around for what seemed an interminable time. Eventually I came to the surface to find the sea a mass of tangled wreckage. Luckily, I was unhurt, and, casting about, managed to seize a wooden grating floating near by. When I had recovered my breath I discovered a large canvas and cork life-raft which had floated up … When dawn broke there were thirty of us on the raft, standing knee deep in the icy water and afraid to move lest the cranky craft be overturned. Several unfortunates, benumbed and half dead, besought us to save them and one or two made an effort to reach us, but we had to warn them away. The hours that elapsed before we were picked up by the Carpathia were the longest and most terrible that I ever spent. We were afraid to turn around and look to see whether we were seen by passing craft, and when some one who was facing the stern passed the word that something that looked like a steamer was coming up, one of the men became hysterical under the strain. The rest of us, too, were near the breaking point.'""At the time of his death, Col. Gracie had not finished his book. He had planned a final chapter to deal with the causes and the lessons taught. Col. Gracie mentions Ogden in his book, The Truth About the Titanic (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913): ""I am particularly grateful to a number of kind people on the Carpathia who helped replenish my wardrobe, but especially to Mr. Louis M. Ogden, a family connection and old friend. To Mrs. Ogden … I am also most grateful. "" He also reproduced four photographs taken by Ogden from the Carpathia.The only other letter written by Col. Archibald Grace about the Titanic ever to appear at a major public auction was sold at Christie's London in 1998 for $2,295. Written to a Charles Vale in November 1912, Gracie discusses the progress of his book ,The Truth About the TITANIC. "

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        BILL THE MINDER

      - ROBINSON,W.HEATH. BILL THE MINDER. London: Constable 1912. Large thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), full vellum binding embossed in gold, FINE COPY WITH ORIGINAL SILK TIES. LIMITED TO ONLY 380 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY ROBINSON, Because the book is printed entirely on hand-made paper, the quality of the black and white illustrations in this limited edition is far superior to those in the trade edition, and the mounted color plates seem to be sharper and richer in color as well. The story features a boot cleaner named Bill who ends up baby sitting, or becoming the Minder, for a disagreeable group of children and they have marvelous adventures with Bill. Really an amazing copy of Robinson's masterwork, issued in a very small limitation. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Album religieux de Port-au-Prince. Haïti.

      1912 In-8 oblong de (1) f., 9 pp.; broché agraphé, première couverture lithographiée illustrée. Rare petit album illustré de 32 planches d'après des photographies. Après un bref historique du diocèse de Port-au-Prince, le texte présente les églises, chapelles et congrégation qui s'y trouvent. Les photographies montrent l'ancienne cathédrale, la nouvelle (détruite par le tremblement de terre de 2010), une procession de la Fête-Dieu, le calvaire de la rue du peuple, le tombeau de Dessalines, le collège Saint-Martial, le pensionnat Saint-Joseph de Cluny (dont des dentellières),ou encore l'orphelinat de la Madeleine. Bon exemplaire. Couverture salie. Max Bissainthe, 64.

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        La cité des eaux. Recueil d'épreuves de l'Artiste Charles JOUAS

      19121912, In-folio relié demi maroquin noir à coins, filets à froid sur les plats (reliure de René KIEFFER, avec tampon et étiquette), dos à nerfs, tête dorée, gardes de papier marbré. Suite complète en épreuves d'artiste des 37 gravures avec remarques (petites gravures) des jardins de Versailles, toutes signées de Charles JOUAS. Elles sont toutes montées sur onglets , à grandes marges et ont toutes des remarques différentes dans la partie inférieure des marges. En début d'ouvrage, un dessin original signé en couleurs de Charles JOUAS représentant le Bassin d'Apollon, dans un encadrement à filets rouges et titre manuscrit rouge également. La couverture de l'ouvrage d' Henri de REGNIER a été ajoutée. Exemplaire unique, superbe qulité des gravures. Très bon état

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        Waverly Novels and Poems

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1912 1913, Boston - 50 volumes complete Quarto. three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spines with raised bands, top edges gilt, pale brown endpapers, bound by Riverside Press. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, each volume also with one original photograph as frontispiece and one specially painted coloured frontispiece by twenty most distinguished artists for this edition. Volume I with an autograph letter signed by Sir Walter bound in. No. 9 of 375 sets. With original introduction to the Waverly Novels by the author, and subsequent forewords, as well as a "General Preface" and each volume containing explanatory notes to the illustrations.The first uniform collection was published by Cadell and Co. in 48 volumes in 1829-1833. Minimal, trifling rubbing to edges, fine [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Important Archive of Autograph Letters, Original Diagrams and Instructional Sketches for Disc Record Manufacture

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An extraordinary and highly important archive of materials related to the development of Edison's disc records, including the design and production of the records themselves and the machines for the pressing of the discs and their coating in a newly developed material, condensite.  Including 23 diagrams and instructional drawings on 22 sheets and 7 notes/letters (4 signed "Edison", one initialed), generally addressed to Charles W. Luhr (Vice President and Works Manager for the Edison Phonograph Works in Orange, New Jersey), some including further diagrams as part of their instructions, covering many components of Edison's invention. Various sizes and formats, mostly on 6 x 9 inch lightly lined off-white paper, in pencil. Most of the archive dating from 1912, with two of the sheets dated August 9 and August 16th of that year.  Four other included sheets of pale yellow paper are evidently from a later refinement of the same record production work and include two notes dated 1916 (May 10, June 10). Scattered stains and minor tears, overall in fine condition. <br>Sold together with an original Edison condensite record ("Light Cavalry Overture" - Edison Concert Band - 80096-R; "La Danseuse-Intermezzo" - American Symphony Orchestra - 80096-L). The designs and instructions cover many areas of record production, from the overall machine design, to the record materials themselves ("condensite blank submaster"), the width and size of the record blank moulds ("make ring 010 larger than the blanks in Diameter"), the manufacture of struts to hold the records in place, the machine's turning and stamping mechanisms ("if you can find cast iron in Cellar make them - if not hurry + get a pattern + get from Foundry that makes our top plate of disc machine..."), battery power ("switch to put on storage battery in case of shut down while record is covering"), varnish application ("rim to keep varnish from running off"), cooling mechanism ("We want 2 blowing off machines one for Walter Miller + one for Hays in London") etc. <br>Edison and his lab worked through the early 1900's on a material which could be easily molded into disc shape and would not deform or shrink with heat. They improved the phenol resins first developed by Leo Baekeland and eventually produced a material called condensite, a purer resin with fewer by-products (condensite refers to the condensation of phenol and formaldehyde which produces the resin). The actual cylinder or disc record was never a blank of pure resin but a combination of cheaper materials for the base covered with a "varnish" of the hard recording medium. Various combinations of asphalt, wood flour and china clay were tried, and finally a mixture of phenol and wood flour was used for the record base.<br>"Two large machines were brought into the laboratory as part of the disc record project. The first was a condensing distilling machine used to make up the phenol resins used to make the disc blanks. It was a pressure container in which a vacuum could be created. A vacuum pump was placed nearby. The container was sheathed in a steam jacket to heat the mixture and steam pipes were attached. At the bottom of the container was a valve to draw off the hot liquid and a manhole cover attached by large bolts was at the top. The various elements of the mixture were pumped in and then condensed under pressure and at high heat. This created the thick resin, called condensite, which when cooled, could be made into blanks." <br>"This machine would have been made up by the laboratory staff from plans drawn up by experimentersâ?? probably Edison, Sam Moore, and Fred Ott-and copied from existing distilling machines and heated mixers. The condensite project was carried out in great secrecy, for just a few miles away from West Orange, Leo Baekeland was carrying out experiments with the same phenol resins. Baekeland was in the lead in developing these early plastics and had a strong patent position. In 1910 and 1911 Edison negotiated with Baekeland to license his patents while simultaneously attempting to circumvent these patents and set up his own production operation. Secrecy was therefore essential. No publicity was given to this project or to this machine....A Robertson disc press was set up opposite the condensite mixer to press master records unto blanks and make copies. The press was hydraulically operated and could accommodate one disc at a time. A new master could be easily slid into the top part of the press. This machine could also press out a variety of other forms made from condensite....The product of this plating process was a negative, a matrix, of the master. This was used to make a submaster which in turn was used to produce a working master. This working master could be used to stamp out hundreds of copies of the original master disc." ("Historic Furnishings Report: Edison Laboratory--Edison National Historic Site," Andre Millard, Duncan Hay, Mary Grassick; Internet Archive accessed 9/10/14)<br>Edison was the greatest inventor of the electrical age. His hundreds of inventions made him a giant public figure in America and around the world at the turn of the 20th century. Inventor of the first practical long-lasting light bulb and of the phonograph, it is not hyperbole to say that modern life would probably be very different without him!<br><br><br />

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        Kreuz und quer durch Deutschostafrika (Deutsch-Ostafrika)

      Berlin, Eigenverlag des Verfassers, (1912) 162 x 224 mm, 256, originaler roter Papp-Einband in Lederoptik, mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel, Gold-Kopfschnitt, , Karte in den Faltkreuzen gerissen sonst in schönem sauberem Zustand. - Leider fehlt die Titelseite, diese leigt als Kopie bei. Sonst ist das Buch vollständig. Kanten gering berieben. Bindung fest. Seiten sauber. In gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen auf Tafeln und einer beiliegenden Faltkarte. Mit einer kurzen Danksagung von Dr. K. Dantz an den Verfasser. - Pfund begleitete Karl Dantz, Bergassesor im Dienst des Auswärtigen Amtes auf seiner zweiten afrikanischen Expedition, 1899. Als Resultat dieser und wieterer Reisen entstand dieser Reisebericht von Kurt Pfund. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Länderkunde, AM, Karl Dantz Bergassesor, Expedition, Expeditionen Afrika, Deutsch-Ostafrika

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        POEMS OF PASSION AND PLEASURE

      First edition with illustrations by Dudley Tennant, deluxe issue. Number 167 of 500 copies signed by both poet and artist. Original publisher's creamy vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt. In original publisher's paper moire slipcase.A lovely production, with Tennant's illustrations and Wilcox's poetry. Wilcox's now famous poem " Solitude", which begins with the lines, "Laugh, and the World laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone;" is included in this book of verse.

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        Stunning 1912 photo of the USS Maine burial procession, great Naval association

      n.p., n.d.. 9.75" x 13.5". "13.5"" x 9.75"", large photo. 1"" intact tear along top edge with overall light soft creasing throughout. Verso with handling marks and notes in pencil stating ""67 bodies of the dead Sailors and Marines recovered from the USS Maine after lying in Havana harbor"".A somber photo taken in 1912 of the burial procession of the remaining bodies recovered from the USS Maine, in excess of 10 years after her explosion off the Havana harbor. President Taft had signed into law the bill titled ""Raising of battleship Maine"" in 1908 which enacted the funding and recovery of the ship and the remaining bodies. The legislation further required that any bodies found be transported to Arlington National Cemetery and interred there. The mast of the Maine was to be retained and taken to Arlington, where the United States Secretary of War was required to erect the mast of the ship on top of a suitable monument at or near the place where the dead of the Maine were laid to rest. The procession was located one block east of the White House and included cavalry units, numerous battalions, Army engineers, and members of the National Guard. The flag draped coffins were carried aboard caissons.Although the cause of the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine was never determined, heavy suspicions believed it to be from mines planted by the Spanish. As such the consequence was the brief Spanish American War of 1898"

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        I: ???? ????????????? ???????????? [Emperor Alexander I].

      St. Petersburg eks. zagotov. gos bumag 1912 - 2 vols, folio (30.5 x 22 cm). XIII, including half-title and title, with 19 plates, with issue guards; V, including half-title and title, 745 pp. Contemporary half-green morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, top edge gilt; rubbed. This work was printed by the publishing house of Government Securities known for the quality of its prints. A very good copy of this profound work by the Grand Duke Nikolay Mikhailovich (1859 &#150; 1919), an eminent historian and scholar, who focused his research mainly on the history of Russia during the reign of Tsar Alexander I. Bibliokhronica, I, ? 145. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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