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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed discussing two of his plays, with illustration, on printed address stationery, Devon, Nov. 22, 1960. Unpublished in the "Letters of Sean O'Casey."

      O'Casey refers to two of his little known plays, actors, the Abbey Theater and Lady Gregory. He writes to Lewis Funke, Esq. (1912-1992), drama editor, "The New York Times." O'Casey makes it clear at the outset and end of the letter that he is ill by drawing a sketch of himself lying on his back under a blanket, his feet sticking out, a pointed object hanging over his mouth. He writes under the self-portrait sketch, "And so to bed again," a fitting reference to the Diary of Samuel Pepys. The letter reads: "Dear Lewis, Writing this from the De Profundis of a bed - a damned "Communistic" virus infiltrated into me body politick, and laid me low. 'Cooing of Doves' - at the time of its rejection, I told Gabriel Fallon, then a friend of mine and an Abbey [Abbey Theater] actor at the time, now a Director of the Abbey; and Barry Fitzgerald, another friend then & who is so still. Lady Gregory alone of the others remembered, and, when I went to Coole Park, she mentioned how happily the "Cooing of Doves" became welded into the heart of another play. It went in with but a few minor changes , but what puzzled me was why "Kathleen Listens In" [a lost early play of O'Casey] was preferred to it in the first instance; for then puzzlement was the one way of solving it, for I know very little then about Theater or anything else. I'm glad Phyllis was there to hear what I said about her. Next time she's with you, give her a kiss form me - a real affectionate one. My love to Mrs. Funke....as ever Sean....". Lewis Bernard Funke was a freelance writer, born in the Bronx in 1912. He worked for "The New York Times" as a sports writer from 1928-1944 when he became drama editor and assistant drama critic. He continued to work for The Times until 1973 as Drama critic and editor. The next seven years were spent as visiting professor School Theater, Florida State University, Tallahassee. During this same period and further to 1986, he was a public relations consultant for the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center. Sean O'Casey and Lewis Funke had a correspondence that lasted at least from 1955 through 1961. Sean O'Casey's first plays were performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin where he was born. In about 1926, due to his "penchant for argument," he was cast out of the Abbey and cast himself out of Ireland. In 1923 he submitted a play, "Cooing of Doves," to the Abbey and William Butler Yeats rejected it.  It was later incorporated into "The Plough and The Stars," but it was never performed as a one-act play and was lost for 80 years, not coming to light again until 2005. Another one of O'Casey's lost plays was a one-act play entitled "Kathleen Listens In." Robert Caswell, a student at Trinity College, Dublin, found the lost manuscript in 1958. A letter from Robert H. Hethmon, assistant professor at University of Wisconsin, dated December 22, 1960, mentions the publication of "Kathleen Listens In" in "The Tulane Drama Review." Documentation in O'Casey's Papers at the National Library of Ireland notes that sometime in the second half of 1960, O'Casey met with Gabriel Fallon, the actor who proposed a book of O'Casey's early works, a book to be edited by Robert Hogan. It was published, in 1962, as "Feathers From the Green Crow: Sean O'Casey 1905-1925." The note in the Papers also comments on "Kathleen Listens In" as being "held by Fallon." The Abbey Theatre in Dublin was co-founded by the Irish dramatist, Lady Augusta Gregory and William Butler Yeats. Lady Gregory was a Director of the Abbey Theatre. She lived in Coole Park, County Galway where she entertained the likes of Yeats and George Bernard Shaw.   Gabriel Fallon was an actor and friend of O'Casey's, even in 1960 based on evidence in The Papers. He also reviewed plays for the Evening Press in Dublin at this time.   Barry Fitzgerald, born Will Shields, was also an actor. He, and his brother, Arthur Shields, were in the 1937 John Ford film of O'Casey's "The Plough and the Stars." O'Casey ends the letter on a personal note, referring to Funke's daughter, Phyllis, who, at the time of this letter was probably in high school as in 1964 she was enrolled at Columbia University, and also referring to Funke's wife.

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        The House of the Vampire.

      New York: Moffat, Yard & Company. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Author's own copy.. New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1912. 13 cm x 19,5 cm. 190 pages. Original cloth hardcover in a protective dustjacket in mylar. Gilted title and author's name impressed on the spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The Author's own copy. George Sylvester Viereck (December 31, 1884 – March 18, 1962) was a German-American poet and writer. In 1923, Viereck published a popular-science book entitled Rejuvenation: How Steinach Makes People Young, which drew the attention of Sigmund Freud, who wrote Viereck asking if he would write a similar book about psychoanalysis. Viereck traveled to Vienna to interview Freud, and then went to Munich to interview Adolf Hitler. During the mid-1920s, Viereck went on several additional tours of Europe, interviewing Marshal Foch, Georges Clemenceau, George Bernard Shaw, Oswald Spengler, Benito Mussolini, Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, Henry Ford, Albert Moll, Magnus Hirschfeld, and Albert Einstein.Viereck became close friends with Nikola Tesla. Tesla occasionally attended dinner parties held by Viereck and his wife. He dedicated his poem "Fragments of Olympian Gossip" to Viereck, a work in which Tesla ridiculed the scientific establishment of the day. Viereck also published a vampire novel, The House of the Vampire (1907), which is one of the first psychic vampire stories where a vampire feeds off more than just blood. (Wikipedia)

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        Les Erinnyes, Tragédie antique. Illustration de Kupka. Mit 25 Radierungen, davon drei auf ungezählten Blättern und 22 jeweils über den Kapitelanfängen, acht dreifarbige Holzschnittillustrationen zu den Textschlüssen von E. Gaspe, sowie zwei...

      ...Zwischentitel in grün und schwarz, jeweils goldgehöht. - (Gelenke minimal berieben, leichte Verfärbungen im Leder, sonst makellos. Ein äußerst dekorativer Meistereinband) Handgefertigter ziegelroter Maroquinband der Zeit (284 x 198 x 21 mm) mit fünf erhabenen Bünden auf dem Rücken, auf den Feldern reiche Vergoldung, Titel auf zweitem, unten Ort und Jahr. Auf den Deckeln breite goldgeprägte Randrahmen aus Linien und Ornamenten, Stehkantenvergoldung aus zwei feinen Linien, Innenkantenvergoldung aus breiten Linien, Spiegel mit blauviolettem Maroquin bezogen, fliegende Vorsätze mit farblich entsprechender Seide, zweite Vorsätze aus Flammen-Marmorpapier. Kopfgoldschnitt, vorn und unten Goldschnitt auf dem fast unbeschnittenen Blättern. Signiert auf dem vorderen Ledereinschlag unten: Noulhac 1912. Angepaßter, außen mit bräunlichem Rieselpapier bezogener und innen mit dunkelbraunem Leder ausgekleideter Schuber mit Lederkanten (292 x 200 x 28 mm). Cf. Fléty 136-137 & Duncan/De Bartha 195."Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (eigentlich Charles Marie Leconte geb. 22. Oktober 1818 in Saint-Paul, Réunion gest. 18. Juli 1894 in Voisins / Louveciennes) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. (...) Obwohl seine Gedichte viele Jahrzehnte zur obligatorischen Schullektüre gehörten, ist Leconte de Lisle heute kaum mehr bekannt. Für deutsche Leser von speziellem Interesse ist sein Gedicht Le Rêve du jaguar (deutsch 'Der Traum des Jaguars'), das Rainer Maria Rilke zu seinem Panther inspiriert haben könnte." (Wikipedia).Henri Noulhac (1866-1931), "un relieur consciencieux cherchant toujours à se perfectionner" (Fléty) aus Châteauroux, wo er auch lernte, zog 1890 nach Paris, wo er sich 1894 mit einer eigenen Werkstatt selbständig machte er spezialisierte sich auf Einbände "à la janséniste", wandte sich gegen 1900 bei seiner Deckelvergoldung fleuralen Motiven zu, ließ auch Spezialisten wie Giraldon und Chadel für sich entwerfen, und arbeitete ab 1914 beim Gestalten seiner Einbände mit seiner Tochter, die bei Adolphe Giraldon studiert hatte, zusammen. Zu seinen Schülern gehören Rose Adler und Madeleine Gras. Eins von nur 190 numerierten Exemplaren auf "papier Perrigot-Masure d'Arches", gedruckt von Charles Hérissey et Fils d'Evreux pour le compte de A. Romagnol, mit einem Zustand der Aquatinta-Radierungen, diese gedruckt von A. Porcabeuf Gesamtauflage 300 Exemplare. Dies Exemplar getrüffelt mit einem handschriftlichen, eigenhändig signierten Brief des Verfassers an einen Journalisten des "Soleil du Midi", datiert 1888.Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) aus Opocno in Ostböhmen studierte ab 1887 an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste zu Prag und der Akademie der bildenden Künste zu Wien, wo er Schüler des Malers und Sozialreformers Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach und von August Eisenmenger wurde und sich, beeinflußt von Theosophie und asiatischer Philosophie symbolischen wie allegorischen Motiven zuwandte. Sein Frühwerk ist dem Jugendstil verpflichtet, 1894 stellt er im Wiener Kunstverein aus, schließt sich im selben Jahr in Paris den Neoimpressionisten an, und nimmt mit Mucha an der Weltausstellung 1900 teil. 1906 ließ er sich in Puteaux, eine Vorort von Paris, nieder. Kupka wurde vom ersten Futuristischen Manifest, das Le Figaro 1909 veröffentlichte, beeindruckt. Ab 1911 trifft er sich mit der Puteaux-Gruppe und wendet sich der Abstraktion zu, sein Werk wird zunehmend abstrakter und reflektiert seine Thesen zu Bewegung, Farbe und den Beziehungen zwischen Musik und Malerei. Um 1910 begann er, indem er Formen von Sir Isaac Newton und Hermann von Helmholtz aufgriff, eigene Farbkreise zu entwickeln. In den Jahren 1918-1920 lehrt Kupka als Professor an der Kunstakademie zu Prag. Zwischen 1931 und 1934 Mitglied bei "Abstraction-Création". Seine Wiederentdeckung begann bereits 1958, ein Jahr nach seinem Tod, mit einer Werkausstellung im Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Zu seinen bedeutendsten Buchillustrationen gehören jene zu Lysistrata von Aristophanes, Prometheus von Aeschylus und Les Erinnyes von Leconte de Lisle. Cf. Thieme/Becker XXII,127-128 & Vollmer III,141. - Grand in-octavo. [4 blanches], 89, [3 blanches] pages. 25 compositions à l'eau-forte dont trois hors-texte et 22 en-tete de chapitre, huit culs-de-lampe graves sur bois en trois tons par E. Gaspe, deux compositions en vert et noir avec rehauts dores pour les pages de titre des premiere et deuxieme parties. Texte entouré d'un cadre décoratif or. Les compositions et gravures ont été imprimées en taille douce par A. Porcabeuf. Tirage à 300 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 190 exemplaires sur papier Perrigot-Masure d'Arches, avec un seul état des planches, truffé avec une lette autographe signée de l'auteur à un journaliste, 173 x 111 mm, une page. Paris, 23 mai [18]88. Remerciement pour votre très aimable article du Soleil du Midi . (...) votre confrère, Leconte de Lisle . Le Soleil du Midi est un journal quotidien de Marseille fondé en 1885. Les compositions ont été imprimées en taille-douce par A. Porcabeuf sur papier Perrigot-Masure d'Arches.Plein maroquin grenat doublé de maroquin violine, sous étui, bordé. Dos à cinq nerfs réhaussés d'un filet doré. Fers dorés entourés de filets dorés, date et lieu d'édition en queue. Entièrement non rogné, toutes tranches dorées. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Doubles filets, gras et maigres, et fers à palmettes encadrant les plats. Contreplat de maroquin violine entouré de filets dorés et bordé de maroquin rouge, garde de soie moirée violine, feuillets liminaires de papier flambé. Couvertures et dos conservés. Signée Noulhac 1912. - Carteret IV,235: "Belle publication cotée" - Mahé, Bibliographie des livres de Luxe II,626 - Monod 7004 - Thieme/Becker XXII,128 - Vollmer III,141. Cf. Hoe IV,1944. / Noulhac, Henri (Binder) - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 5, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1912). First edition. Period Boards. 306 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates to "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. The Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900. Focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founded The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientific farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003) . SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. A different single volume of 12 issues sold at auction in 2015 for over $7000 with commission. Ex-library with markings only on boards. Binding repaired. Boards are slightly warped. Light water stains on some pages. Overall Good Condition throughout. (YID-27-30)

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        Sydpolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 910-1912

      Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. Two volumes, octavo; many photographic illustrations, eight maps at the end (three folding and one double-page); original pictorial cloth, in very fine condition. First edition in the original Norwegian; very scarce. a superb copy, with the pictorial bindings in especially bright condition. This is the commander's narrative of this most important expedition, the first attainment of the South Pole in competition with Scott. Originally intending a North Polar expedition in the Fram, borrowed from Fridtjof Nansen, Amundsen changed plans at the last minute and set out to be the first to reach the Pole. Nonetheless, the expedition was well organised, and was favoured by the weather, which enabled the Amundsen party to cover 1860 miles in just 99 days. Racing against Scott's party, Amundsen and his party reached the Pole in December 1911, some 34 days before Scott. "Amundsen's modest account of his extraordinary South Pole exploit is a classic in the exploration literature" (Rosove).This was the only substantial contemporary account of the expedition (the one other first-hand account was published in English in 1936 by Helmer Hanssen). Provenance: Private collection (Australia) In virtually mint condition in original pictorial bindings.

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        Modern Analysis of the Chess Openings

      Amsterdam: J R Vrolijk, 1912 82 pages with frontispiece, plates and diagrams. Octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's grey cloth with grey lettering to spine. Inscribed by the author dated 1913. (Betts: 14-7) First edition.The author commences with some general remarks on the openings and goes on the analyse some of his favorite lines in answer to 1. P-K4. The basic defense recommended is the Petroff, with additional analysis of the lines by which white avoids the Petroff (Three Knights' Game, Max Lange and others). Includes a few illustrative games played by Marshall.Marshall was born in New York City, and lived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from age 8 to 19. He began playing chess at the age of 10, and by 1890 (aged 13) was one of the leading players in Montreal. He won the 1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress (scoring 13/15, ahead of World Champion Emanuel Lasker) and the U.S. congress in 1904, but did not get the national title because the U.S. champion at that time, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, did not compete. In 1906 Pillsbury died and Marshall again refused the championship title until he won it in competition in 1909. In 1907 he played a match against World Champion Emanuel Lasker for the title and lost eight games, winning none and drawing seven. They played their match in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, and Memphis from January 26 to April 8, 1907. In 1909 he agreed to play a match with then young Cuban chess player José Capablanca, and to most people's surprise, lost eight games, drew fourteen, and won only one. After this defeat Marshall did not resent Capablanca; instead, he realized the young man had immense talent and deserved recognition. The American champion worked hard to ensure Capablanca had the chance to play at the highest levels of competition. Marshall insisted that Capablanca be permitted to enter the San Sebastián tournament in 1911, an exclusive championship promising to be one of the strongest yet in history. Despite much protest at his inclusion, Capablanca won the tournament. Marshall finished fifth at the St. Petersburg tournament in 1914, behind World Champion Lasker, future World Champions Capablanca and Alekhine, and former World Championship challenger Tarrasch, but ahead of the players who did not qualify for the final: Ossip Bernstein, Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch, Blackburne, Janowski, and Gunsberg. According to Marshall's 1942 autobiography, which was reportedly ghostwritten by Fred Reinfeld, In 1915 Marshall opened the Marshall Chess Club in New York City. In 1925 Marshall appeared in the short Soviet film Chess Fever in a cameo appearance, along with Capablanca. In the 1930s Marshall captained the U.S. team to four gold medals at four Chess Olympiads. During one round, he returned to the board and found that his teammates had agreed to three draws. After he finished his own game, he gave each of them a stern talk individually on how draws do not win matches. In 1936 after holding the U.S. championship title for 27 years, he relinquished it to the winner of a championship tournament. The first such tournament was sponsored by the National Chess Federation and held in New York. The Marshall Chess Club donated the trophy, and the first winner was Samuel Reshevsky. Frank Marshall has a number of chess opening variations named after him. Two gambit variations that are still theoretically important today are named after him. One is the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5). Marshall's first well-known game with this opening was against José Capablanca in 1918, although Marshall had previously played it in other games that did not gain widespread attention. Even though Capablanca won in a game widely regarded as a typical example of his defensive genius,[9] Marshall's opening idea became quite popular. Black gets good attacking chances and scores close to 50 percent with the Marshall, an excellent result for Black. The Marshall Attack is so respected that many top players often choose to avoid it with "Anti-Marshall" variations such as 8.a4. During his early career, Marshall was primarily known as a colorful tactical player in the Morphy tradition. When playing the White pieces, he normally used e4 openings such as King's Gambit and Vienna Game. As Black, he favored the Albin Counter-Gambit as an answer to the Queen's Gambit. By the 1920s, most elite chess players had switched entirely to d4 openings and a more positional style of play, and Marshall changed his playing style to adapt to the times. In his later years, he often used the Caro-Kann Defense and Indian Defenses. An important gambit in the Semi-Slav Defense is also named after Marshall. That "Marshall Gambit" begins 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e6 4.e4!? The main line runs 4...dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 (6.Nc3 saves the pawn but is not considered dangerous) Qxd4 7.Bxb4 Qxe4+ 8.Be2 with sharp and unclear play. Another opening named after Marshall is the Marshall Defense to the Queen's Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6). It is generally considered inferior to the Queen's Gambit Declined (2...e6), Slav Defense (2...c6), and Queen's Gambit Accepted (2...dxc4).Condition:Inscribed on front end paper, Pittsburgh, April 18th, 1913. Greeting from Frank J Marshall, author. Corners bumped, hinges rubbed and cracked, soiled, gutter cracked between frontispiece and title else a good copy.

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        Sport in the eastern Sudan. From Souakin to the Blue Nile.

      Rowland Ward London 1912 - First edition, second issue. 8vo., x, 285pp., original tan cloth gilt, a fine copy. "A rather scarce Rowland Ward publication . details the author's 910-1911 expedition on which he bagged gazelle, leopard, and hippopotamus near the Atbara River. Continuing on to Setit, he shot lion, buffalo, kudu and other plains game" (Czech). This second issue was issued without the map and map pocket present in the first issue. Czech p40. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pituitary Body and its Disorders; Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hypophysis Cerebri. . . An Amplification of the Harvey Lecture for December, 1910; 319 illustrations

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1912. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1912. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gilt title on the spine, 341 pp., illustrated (including color frontispiece and a fold-out), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, owners' signature on the front flyleaf, minor age-toning to the pages and page-edges, some soiling or discoloration to the covers, a bit of rubbing and wear to the book's covers, no dust jacket. Book housed in protective mylar. Rare first issue of this imporant medical book.

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        17 eigenh. Briefe, Brief- und (Bild-)Postkarten mit U. und 3 eh. beschriebene Kabinettphotographien.

      Wien und Langenwang, 1896-1912. - Zusammen 37½ SS. Meist 8vo. Die Kabinettphotographien im Format 165:110 bis 215:135 mm. Mit 7 eh. adr. Kuverts. "Was bisher als gut angesehen wurde musste französisch sein, und nun gilt nur eins 'Österreich. Betty Stojan' [.] Mein Erfolg ist colossal und Alle haben sehr gefallen [.]" (undat. Postkarte aus Bukarest). - "In aller Eile theile ich Ihnen hiemit dass auch ich einmal eine Scene machte. Bei der heutigen I. Orchester und Bühnenprobe waren die Herrn Stern und Osten in Aufregung und bezweifelten dass ich bis zur Premiere die Rolle bewältigen werde können [.]" (undat. Briefkarte mit gedr. Pik-As-Motiv auf der Recto-Seite). - Während ihrer zweijährigen Tätigkeit am Wiener Carltheater gelang es der aus Krain stammenden Sängerin "sich zu einer der anerkanntesten und vielbewundertsten Operettensängerinnen emporzuschwingen [.] Ihr Name zählte bald zu jenen der beliebtesten Künstlerinnen Wiens" (Eisenberg, Gr. biogr. Lex. der dt. Bühne im 19. Jh., zit. n. DBA I 1233, 8). - Die Photographien mit tls. ganzfigürlicher Darstellung (mit vierseitigem Goldschnitt [berieben]) stammen aus dem Hause des k. u. k. Hofphotographen Rudolf Krziwanek, Wien und Ischl, und zeigen die Sängerin einmal in Gesellschaftskleidung sowie zweimal in Rollenkostümen (darunter als Cleopatra). - Die Bildpostkarten zeigen u. a. Ansichten aus Moskau, Venedig und Rom sowie die Künstlerin in ganzfigürlicher Darstellung in langem Kleid. - Einer der Briefe an Fritz Riederer, Redakteur des "Deutschen Volksblattes". - In altem Sammlungsumschlag. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A ROGUE'S MEMOIRS ETC.

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. First edition. Limited edition. Duodecimo; 84 pp. Hardcover in publisher's deluxe gilt-decorated binding, #11 of 12 copies printed on Japanese vellum and bound in Levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and SIGNED by Sutcliffe on limitation page. Very Good; some rubbing to extremities; evidence of repairs to hinges and spine are visible. VC Consignment. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont.

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        VIEWS Of OAKLAND And ITS VICINITY. [cover title]

      San Francisco, California: Published by The Realty Union, 1912. 1st edition. Publication date from OCLC. All housed in a black pebbled faux-leather album, with gilt stamped lettering to front cover. Plain grey paper eps. General wear to album. Ffep beginning to detach. VG. Photos clear & sharp, VG+ to Nr Fine, though linen backing shows age-toning/occasional stain.. 26 glossy b/w captioned urban images, linen-backed, stub-mounted. Complete list of captions supplied on request. Photographs: 7-1/4" x 9-3/4". Album: 7-5/8" x 10-3/4" Views show interior and exterior shots of First National Bank Building which houses Realty Union ["Entrance to the First National Bank Building"], street scenes in Oakland [e.g., "Broadway and 12th Street"], Emeryville, Berkeley ['Shattuck Ave.", Alameda ["Park Street"], San Leandro and Hayward. The photographer, Gabriel Moulin, was born in San Jose in 1872, moving to San Francisco in 1884. He left school to become a photographer, eventually finishing school at night. He went to work as an assistant with I.W. Taber, the City's leading photographer. By the 1894 Midwinter Fair in Golden Gate Park, young Gabriel had become an accomplished photographer. His professional 'break' came when asked to photograph the Bohemian Club's encampment on the Russian River, and to make studies of the majestic redwood trees along the California coastline. Because of the contrast between the bright light and the black inky shadows that the trees cast, and the lack of modern photographic filters and equipment, photographing the redwoods was a challenge. Gabriel was able to master the shoots by using exposures of ten seconds to minutes. His masterful techniques in developing established Gabriel's reputation as the "Redwoods Photographer." During the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915, Gabriel was the official photographer for the Palace of the Fine Art. [Moulin Studios website]. Here, Moulin was evidently employed by the Realty Union to photograph the divers aspects of Oakland & its surrounding environs. A masterful job he did. OCLC has a single record for this item [listing 36 photos (typo?)], but no holding institution. A rare visual documentation of the early 20th C. San Francisco East Bay by this master photographer of the era.

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        Vom Sofakissen zum Städtebau. Die Geschichte der Deutschen Werkstätten Hellerau [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Klaus-Peter Arnold (Autor) Vom Sofakissen zum Städtebau Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende, mit 760

      Dieses Buch ist eine umfassende, mit 760 Abbildungen reich bebilderte Geschichte der "Deutschen Werkstätten Hellerau" und der Gartenstadt Hellerau. Bereits 1912 urteilt Karl Scheffler (außergewöhnlicher Kenner der modernen deutschen Architektur und Kunstkritiker von Rang)"Wer irgendwie an eine Veredelungsmöglichkeit unserer Lebensformen glaubt, wer eine neue Aristokratisierung des modernen Menschen erhofft oder gar als tätiger Arbeiter an dieser inneren und äußeren Erneuerung teilnimmt, der kann nicht ohne starken Anteil auf die Schöpfung blicken, die einer kleinen Gruppe ausgezeichneter Männer in Hellerau gelungen ist". Im Zentrum der Betrachtung stehen die Produkte der Deutschen Werkstätten besonders Möbel und kaum ein bedeutender Name im deutschen Kunstgewerde, der nicht mit Hellerau verbunden ist, bleibt unerwähnt. Ein vielgelobtes Buch! Vom Sofakissen zum Städtebau. Die Geschichte der Deutschen Werkstätten Hellerau [Gebundene Ausgabe] von Klaus-Peter Arnold (Autor) Verlag der Kunst Dresden Zusatzinfo Text: 208 S., Bildtl: 392 S., 760 Abb., davon 64 farb. Sprache deutsch Einbandart Leinen ISBN-10 3-364-00252-5 / 3364002525 ISBN-13 978-3-364-00252-1 / 9783364002521

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        Sydpolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 910-1912

      Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. In virtually mint condition in original pictorial bindings.. Two volumes, octavo; many photographic illustrations, eight maps at the end (three folding and one double-page); original pictorial cloth, in very fine condition. First edition in the original Norwegian; very scarce. a superb copy, with the pictorial bindings in especially bright condition. This is the commander's narrative of this most important expedition, the first attainment of the South Pole in competition with Scott. Originally intending a North Polar expedition in the Fram, borrowed from Fridtjof Nansen, Amundsen changed plans at the last minute and set out to be the first to reach the Pole. Nonetheless, the expedition was well organised, and was favoured by the weather, which enabled the Amundsen party to cover 1860 miles in just 99 days. Racing against Scott's party, Amundsen and his party reached the Pole in December 1911, some 34 days before Scott. "Amundsen's modest account of his extraordinary South Pole exploit is a classic in the exploration literature" (Rosove).This was the only substantial contemporary account of the expedition (the one other first-hand account was published in English in 1936 by Helmer Hanssen). Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

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        The human factor in works management

      McGraw-Hill, New York 1912 - Hartness, James (1861-1934). The human factor in works management. ix, 159pp. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1912. 191 x 131 mm. Original cloth, gilt-stamped front cover and spine. Fine. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Hartness on the front endpaper: "To Mr. Harry Lee Coe With many happy memories and grateful esteem, the author. Springfield Vermont Jan. 13 1915. James Hartness." First Edition. Hartness was a major inventor of improved machine tools and measuring techniques, who also made pioneering contributions to industrial management. In his Human Factor in Works Management, a reaction to Frederick Winslow Taylor's Principles of Scientific Management (1911), Hartness set forth three of his basic ideas: "(1) that many of the features of the new approach to management were too mechanistic; (2) that many of the new efficiency engineers were completely ignoring human nature; and (3) that the problem of increasing efficiency included psychology as well as engineering and economics" (Nanda, Management Thought, p. 83). Hartness's work can be regarded as one of the foundations of the human relations school of management, together with the works of Frank and Lillian Moller Gilbreth. The recipient of this copy was most likely the Harry Lee Coe who received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1908. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Herausgegeben von Felix Niedner. Mischauflage. Einleitungsband und 24 Bände in zusammen 25 Bänden (alles).

      Jena Eugen Diederichs -30 1912 - Mit zahlreichen Tafeln und Karten. 21 x 13,5 cm. 23 Original-Halbpergamentbände und 2 Original-Halbleinenbände (17 und 24), jeweils mit Buntpapierbezug. (007). Komplettes Exemplar der Sammlung Thule in der Originalausgabe und fast durchgängig in Halbpergament vorliegend. - Mit dem Einleitungsband "Islands Kultur zur Wikingerzeit". - Wichtiges Quellenwerk der altisländischen Saga- und Skaldendichtung. - Buchblock bei einigen wenigen Bänden gebräunt, zwei Titelblätter gestempelt. Einbände mitunter minimal angestaubt und fleckig. - Von schöner Gesamterhaltung. - Beigegeben Ergänzungsband zur Sammlung Thule: Hans Kuhn. Das alte Island. Düsseldorf und Köln, Diederichs 1971. Original-Leinenband mit Original-Umschlag. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruins of Desert Cathay. Personal narrative of explorations in Central Asia and westernmost China.

      London Macmillan and Co 1912 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxxviii, 546; xxi, 517pp., 2 pages ads end of each volume, 3 maps, 13 panoramas, and 343 photographic illustrations, scattered light foxing, original brown cloth gilt, light wear, a very good set. Popular account of Stein's second exploration to Central Asia between 1906 and 1909. From Khotan he surveyed eastwards to Loulan, and in 1907 he reached Tunhwang, where he visited and surveyed the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas. Yakushi S716. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1912. CIV + 462 S. OLwd. 5. remodelled and augmented Edition. In engl. Sprache. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen E 258. - Sehr schönes Expl. V. etw. wasserrandig, geringfügig berieben. - Endpapers with a slight discolored edge, a little rubbed, overall a very nice copy. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        ILIAS I-XII CUM PROLEGOMENIS, NOTIS CRITICIS, COMMENTARIIS EXEGETICIS EDIDIT J.VAN LEEUWEN J.F.

      LUGDUNI BATAVORUM: A.W.SIJTHOFF's UITGEVERSMAATSCHAPPIJ, 1912. BROSSURA. BUONO. 16 24. HOMERI CARMINA USATO

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        Casey At The Bat

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1912. First Thus. Hard Cover. Dan Sayer Groesbeck. First edition thus, the first hardcover edition (first was a wrappered edition in 1901). Slim 8vo. in green textured paper-covered boards with front cover lettered in gilt and with design of a black-ribbon bedecked baseball bat in yellow. Unpaginated. Illustrated with three-color drawings by Groesbeck on each facing page as well as additional line drawings. Scarce, desirable first hardcover edition of what may be the most recognizable poem ever written in America, a humorous baseball classic which first appeared in the San Francisco Examiner newspaper in 1888. A solidly very good example, minor wear at the tips and in a few spots on the top edge of the front board and outer edge of the rear board; minor wear also at the head of the spine. Internally clean. Presents quite nicely.

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        LE NOVELLE DELLA PESCARA

      FRATELLI TREVES, 1912. ITALIANO 0,57 Tracce di fioritura e di scurimento alla copertina ed alla quarta. Dorso stanco, consumato nelle estremità. Fioritura all'occhiello ed all'indice. Ingiallimento dei tagli. Pagine leggermente ingiallite con qualche macchia di umidità più evidenti in quelle centrali all'opera. Buona leggibilità e nitidezza della stampa. USATO

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        The Bells and other Poems.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and bell design to spine and front cover in gilt, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece and 27 plates with printed tissue-guards. Bookplate to front pastedown, gift inscription to half-title. Spine slightly faded, small dark mark to rear cover, rubbing to extremities, top edge soiled, a couple of dark smudges to text block, never affecting text. A very good copy. First trade edition, first impression.

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

      London: Cambridge University Press, 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Journal of Physiology, Vol. XLIV, Nos. 5 and 6, pp. 425-460. London: Cambridge University Press, 1912. 8vo (229 x 162 mm). Entire volume, 513, [25] pp. Bound in early 20th century beige library cloth, spine titled in black. Text generally clean with little yellowing, a few early leaves somewhat wrinkled (but unstained). Hopkin's paper with chipping of a few mm of upper corner well outside text area. Provenance: Springfield College, Babson Library (bookplate to front pastedown). Very good copy in the rare entire volume. ----PMM 404; Garrison Morton 1048. FIRST EDITION of Hopkins' landmark paper. Hopkins was already convinced that certain 'accesory factors' were essential to the health and growth of animals, and on returning to work he discovered that rats who declined and died on what appeared adequate feeding throve when small quantities of milk were added to their diet. In 1912, in the paper cited, he made the pronouncement upon which all subsequent vitamin research is based: that 'accessory factors' are essential to nutrition. Entire journal volumes are rarely seen on the market. We can trace only one copy sold at auction in the past 20 years (Sotheby's sale N07732, 2001, lot 92, sold USD 10,200). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        Riders of the Purple Sage

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912. Copyright date 1912, first edition, later printing (I-N). The first edition, first printing had no letters underneath the copyright date. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the front and on the spine, colored pectoral scene on the upper top of the front board. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor, with light bumps to the toe of the spine. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a very solid scarce Western novel. first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. . Illus. by Douglas Duer. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Scarce Western Novel.

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        The Bells and other poems

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1912 - The Bells and other poems by Edgar Allen,Poe, illustrated by Edmund Dulac Limited edition, 646/750. Signed by illustrator,Hodder & Stoughton, London 1912. A very good condition copy of this illustrated limited edition. The Bells and Other Poems is signed by the French born artist, Edmund Dulac. Large heavy format with white velum covers. Edmund Dulac designed gilt cluster of bells on the front cover. The rear cover is marked and the spine is rubbed. Top edge is gilt with others uncut. The edition contains tipped in colour plates which are protected by captioned tissue guards. Poe's portrait is on the title page. The contents are clean and bright with light toning to the end pages. Signed by the artist on the limited edition notification page. Missing the silk ties. Book plate of previous owner on the front free pages. One plate is loose and one margin has a slight loss which does not affect the text. 25 x 31cm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lyric Year: One Hundred Poems

      Mitchell Kennerley, New York 1912 - First edition, first printing. Octavo. 316pp. Rebound in full blue morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons. Joints rubbed, else near fine. Bookplate of George Steele Seymour and also that of Eleanor DeForest Smith of Colorado Springs, both on the front pastedown. An anthology of American poetry that includes the first appearance of the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her poem was widely considered the best submission, but only won fourth place in the anthology, and the resulting notoriety was in large part responsible for launching her career as a poet.This copy Signed by the editor and judge, Ferdinand Earle (twice), as well as by the other two judges, William Stanley Braithwaite and Edward J. Wheeler, and by the publisher Mitchell Kennerely. Additionally it bears the Signatures of 97 of the contributing poets at the places where their poems appears (the vast majority have signed in the book; a few - perhaps four or five - have signatures tipped-in). Several of the poets have contributed a handwritten poem or have corrected or added to the poems that are printed in the book. Among many others, those who have Signed the book include Zoe Akins, Katharine Lee Bates (author of "America the Beautiful"), William Rose Benet, Witter Bynner, Don Byrne, Bliss Carmen, Madison Cawein, Thomas Augustine Daly (who shared second prize), Olive T. Dargen, John Erskine, Arthut Davison Ficke, Hermann Hagedorn, Orrick Johns (who won first prize), Harry Kemp, Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewisohn, Percy Mackaye, Edwin Markham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward J. O'Brien, Robert H. Schauffler, Clinton Scollard, George Sterling (who shared second prize), Sara Teasdale, Ridgely Torrence, Charles Hanson Towne, Louis Untermeyer, George Sylvester Viereck, Blanche S. Wagstaff, John Hall Wheelock, Margaret Widdemer, George E. Woodberry, and Willard Huntington Wright.Among those who are represented by tipped-in signature or letters are Julian Hawthorne, Richard Le Gallienne, and Vachel Lindsay. Only three of the poets are unrepresented by signatures in the book: Anne Cleveland Cheney, Harold Childs, and Frances Gregg. Additionally the book bears a hand-painted frontispiece, and newspaper portraits of a few of the poets have been tipped-in their poems, causing some modest offsetting on a few pages.Interestingly, aside from the importance of this volume in furthering the career of Millay, it also bears the signatures of the first three women to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry: Millay, Sara Teasdale, and Margaret Widdemer. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Real-Enzyklopädie der gesamten Pharmazie. Handwörterbuch für Apotheker, Ärzte und Medizinalbeamte. Begründet von Ewald Geissler und Josef Moeller.

      Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin 1904 - 1912. - 700 - 900 S. je Band mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, Mit ausführlichem Geralregister in Band 13; Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 22000 4°, marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung, Einbände nur geringfügigst berieben und bestoßen, sehr sauberes und dekoratives Exemplar, 2. gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage, 13 Bände (vollständig, aber ohne Ergänzungsband),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ROOM IN THE TOWER AND OTHER STORIES

      Mills & Boon. London 1912 - Publisher's maroon boards lettered in gilt, publisher insignia in blind to rear cover. Covers a little marked/rubbed, some foxing/marking to text block, inner hinges cracked (common problem with this book), spine panel somewhat faded, tiny ownership stamp to front endpaper, a G-VG copy. NOTE - THIS IS THE CORRECT FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED IN FEBRUARY 1912. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        XX Dessins.

      - P., Société Générale d'Impression, 1912, In-4, en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée et illustrée vélin Ivoire à rabats de l'éditeur ( lacets manquants). Premier et unique tirage sur papier Impérial du Japon dont 30exemplaires sont numérotés et signés par l'artiste; le notre n'est pas justifié.Recueil de 20 planches originales gravées sur bois précédées d'un avant-propos par Jérôme Doucet.: " Les dessins de Sousa-Cardoso ont deux indiscutables qualités: ils sont décoratifs, ils sont surprenants. Que cette poésie soit barbare, que ce talent soit sauvage, comme une forêt vierge d'enchevêtrements inquiétants, telle la mélopée d'une peuplade anthropophage, aux tonalités horrifiantes, qu'importe ! c'est de la poésie et du talent.".Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso ( 1887-1918) arriva à Paris en 1906. Ami des Delaunay, seul compagnon de travail accepté dans l'atelier de Modigliani, il exposa à l'Armory Show à New York en 1913. Emporté par la grippe espagnole à l'âge de 30 ans, il fut reconnu par la critique internationale comme le plus grand peintre portugais du XXe siècle. Livres [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cabaret Theatre Club The Cave of the Golden Calf

      Four pieces of ephemera relating to the founding of this seminal artistic establishment. (1) 4to brochure, 275 mm x 220 mm, 4 leaves on two different paper stocks, in original pictorial wrappers. 6 reproductions of drawings by Lewis printed on plain paper, one half-tone reproduction of "A wall-decoration in the Cave of the Golden Calf", and one half-tone reproduction after Albert Rothenstein illustrating "The Nautch Girl" by Granville Bantock, "To be danced in the Cave of the Golden Calf, June 1912." (2) "Preliminary Prospectus". Single folded sheet, printed on two pages, with large illustration, seemingly an original lino- or wood-cut, incorporating lettering, attributed uncertainly by Richard Cork to Wyndham Lewis (but in the cataloguer's humble opinion more likely to be by Spencer Gore) (3) An application form, 270 x 220 mm. (4) An application form for the application form [sic]. The second and third items printed on "vegetable parchment" [aka greaseproof baking paper) London, April 

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        The Lyric Year: One Hundred Poems

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 316pp. Rebound in full blue morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons. Joints rubbed, else near fine. Bookplate of George Steele Seymour and also that of Eleanor DeForest Smith of Colorado Springs, both on the front pastedown. An anthology of American poetry that includes the first appearance of the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her poem was widely considered the best submission, but only won fourth place in the anthology, and the resulting notoriety was in large part responsible for launching her career as a poet.This copy Signed by the editor and judge, Ferdinand Earle (twice), as well as by the other two judges, William Stanley Braithwaite and Edward J. Wheeler, and by the publisher Mitchell Kennerely. Additionally it bears the Signatures of 97 of the contributing poets at the places where their poems appears (the vast majority have signed in the book; a few - perhaps four or five - have signatures tipped-in). Several of the poets have contributed a handwritten poem or have corrected or added to the poems that are printed in the book. Among many others, those who have Signed the book include Zoe Akins, Katharine Lee Bates (author of "America the Beautiful"), William Rose Benet, Witter Bynner, Don Byrne, Bliss Carmen, Madison Cawein, Thomas Augustine Daly (who shared second prize), Olive T. Dargen, John Erskine, Arthut Davison Ficke, Hermann Hagedorn, Orrick Johns (who won first prize), Harry Kemp, Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewisohn, Percy Mackaye, Edwin Markham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward J. O'Brien, Robert H. Schauffler, Clinton Scollard, George Sterling (who shared second prize), Sara Teasdale, Ridgely Torrence, Charles Hanson Towne, Louis Untermeyer, George Sylvester Viereck, Blanche S. Wagstaff, John Hall Wheelock, Margaret Widdemer, George E. Woodberry, and Willard Huntington Wright.Among those who are represented by tipped-in signature or letters are Julian Hawthorne, Richard Le Gallienne, and Vachel Lindsay. Only three of the poets are unrepresented by signatures in the book: Anne Cleveland Cheney, Harold Childs, and Frances Gregg. Additionally the book bears a hand-painted frontispiece, and newspaper portraits of a few of the poets have been tipped-in their poems, causing some modest offsetting on a few pages.Interestingly, aside from the importance of this volume in furthering the career of Millay, it also bears the signatures of the first three women to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry: Millay, Sara Teasdale, and Margaret Widdemer.

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        The Lost World: Being an Account of the Recent Amazing Adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette"

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. vii, 319pp. Octavo. First UK edition. Original dark blue cloth with white lettering and a border, as well as a gold gilt illustration, stamped to the front and gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine. Illustrated with eight full page b/w captioned plates, including the frontis, and a map. Very light toning to the endpapers. Previous owner's inscription to the ffep. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally clean and binding tight. An overall very good to near fine copy. Originally published serially in the popular Strand Magazine, this novel centers around an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals--dinosaurs and other extinct creatures--still survive. This copy is in remarkably clean condition, especially the somewhat amusing illustrations. 1912

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        The Lyric Year: One Hundred Poems

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 316pp. Rebound in full blue morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons. Joints rubbed, else near fine. Bookplate of George Steele Seymour and also that of Eleanor DeForest Smith of Colorado Springs, both on the front pastedown. An anthology of American poetry that includes the first appearance of the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her poem was widely considered the best submission, but only won fourth place in the anthology, and the resulting notoriety was in large part responsible for launching her career as a poet.This copy Signed by the editor and judge, Ferdinand Earle (twice), as well as by the other two judges, William Stanley Braithwaite and Edward J. Wheeler, and by the publisher Mitchell Kennerely. Additionally it bears the Signatures of 97 of the contributing poets at the places where their poems appears (the vast majority have signed in the book; a few - perhaps four or five - have signatures tipped-in). Several of the poets have contributed a handwritten poem or have corrected or added to the poems that are printed in the book. Among many others, those who have Signed the book include Zoe Akins, Katharine Lee Bates (author of "America the Beautiful"), William Rose Benet, Witter Bynner, Don Byrne, Bliss Carmen, Madison Cawein, Thomas Augustine Daly (who shared second prize), Olive T. Dargen, John Erskine, Arthut Davison Ficke, Hermann Hagedorn, Orrick Johns (who won first prize), Harry Kemp, Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewisohn, Percy Mackaye, Edwin Markham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward J. O'Brien, Robert H. Schauffler, Clinton Scollard, George Sterling (who shared second prize), Sara Teasdale, Ridgely Torrence, Charles Hanson Towne, Louis Untermeyer, George Sylvester Viereck, Blanche S. Wagstaff, John Hall Wheelock, Margaret Widdemer, George E. Woodberry, and Willard Huntington Wright.Among those who are represented by tipped-in signature or letters are Julian Hawthorne, Richard Le Gallienne, and Vachel Lindsay. Only three of the poets are unrepresented by signatures in the book: Anne Cleveland Cheney, Harold Childs, and Frances Gregg. Additionally the book bears a hand-painted frontispiece, and newspaper portraits of a few of the poets have been tipped-in their poems, causing some modest offsetting on a few pages.Interestingly, aside from the importance of this volume in furthering the career of Millay, it also bears the signatures of the first three women to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry: Millay, Sara Teasdale, and Margaret Widdemer.

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        From the Black Mountain to Waziristan. Being an account of the border countries and the more turbulent of the tribes controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, and of our military relations with them in the past. With an introduction by Sir Horace L. Smith Dorrien.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, black and red rules to spine and covers, spine lettered in black and front cover in red, all edges red. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, pale spotting to endpapers and half-title, very short closed tear to stub of map I. A bright, excellent copy in chipped dust jacket with an overprice sticker to spine and remnants of old tape repair verso. 8 folding maps to rear, one in colour. First edition of this valuable survey of the North-West Frontier Province, in the rare dust jacket. There is chapter-by-chapter coverage of individual tribal regions and British operations therein, with a series of detailed folding area maps to the rear. Wylly (1858–1932) served in the Tirah Campaign of 1897–98, and was struck by British ignorance of the tribes beyond the Indus. He also fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War, the Sikkim Expedition, and the Second Boer War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant-general. He wrote a number of regimental histories, and served as editor of the journal of the Royal United Services Institute. Bruce 4404; not in Wilber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paul Scheurich. Pierrot. Mappe mit sechs Radierungen [signiert]. 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse

      Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag, 1912. 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse. Erschienen in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 20 Exemplaren auf Japan und 40 Exemplaren auf Bütten, hier vorliegend das Exemplar No. B 7. Großformatige Halbleinenmappe mit entnehmbarem Deckblatt und 6 (vollständig) entnehmbaren signierten und datierten Radierungen unter Passepartouts, Blattgröße jeweils 20 x 15 cm ; Plattengröße jeweils zirka 11,5 x 8 cm. Die Mappe etwas berieben und fleckig, die Passepartouts etwas fleckig, die Büttenblätter mit den Radierungen selbst sämtlich in sehr guter und sauberer Erhaltung.

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        Pour les mois d'hiver

      1912 - 127 pp. et [8] pp. de Paris, Les Bibliophiles fantaisistes, Dorbon-Ainé [Liège, Imprimerie Bénard], 1912, in-4, 127 pp. et [8] pp. de catalogue éditeur, demi-maroquin brun à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés [Stroobants], Édition originale. Rare ouvrage de luxe tiré à 500 exemplaires numérotés ; celui-ci fait partie du tirage de tête comprenant seulement 15 exemplaires sur Japon (n° 2). Cet exemplaire a été exceptionnellement enrichi d'aquarelles originales d'André des Gachons (1871-1951), réalisées à Clamart en octobre 1917 : l'artiste français, qui a apposé sa signature à la justification, a peint 11 bandeaux et 1 un cul-de-lampe, dans des coloris vifs et frais, en harmonie avec le récit de voyage d'Henri de Régnier : une péniche sur la Seine dépassant le chevet Notre-Dame, une gondole transportant une jeune femme éthérée en robe blanche sur un canal de Venise, un voilier pris dans une tempête, le désert syrien au clair de Lune, la "Sainte Montagne" du Mont-Athos, un vapeur quittant Istanbul, etc. La reliure est signée Jean Stroobants (1856-1922), relieur à Paris. Coins et coiffes un peu frottés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC On Her Maiden Trip Across the Atlantic April 14th 1912 Signed by the Author

      Sinclair & Co Printers, Whiteheart Court, Withy Grove, Manchester 1912 - This is an extremely rare printing of a Poem by Abraham Stansfield on the sinking of the "Titanic" The Titanic sunk on April 14th 1912 this poem was published only 10 days later on April 24th 1912, pamphlet measuring 8 inches by 5.25 inches approx. Signed by the author at the bottom of the cover/title page Extremely rare, an online search found no copies located on Copac, World Cat or the ESTC, all pages are pictured, noticeable heavy foxing, very noticeable to rear cover, light central fold line, minor edge tear with no loss else in good acceptable condition A SIGNED EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE TITANIC ITEM Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox PBFA]
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        The Titanic" The Ocean Grave, a rare Broadside poem in loving memory of the noble brave on the Sinking of the White Star Ocean Liner, R.M.S. Titanic April 1912 by W.E.B.,

      1912 - Printed on stiff card with no publishing details, this is a rare seemingly unrecorded poem printed in April 1912 on the sinking of the Titanic, signed W.E.B., with a vignette illustration titled "The Ocean Grave" depicting the iceberg and the Titanic sinking to the ocean depths, measuring 8 inches by 6.5 inches approx., mild edge and corner wear else in very good condition, printed on one side only, A Very scarce Titanic item. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox PBFA]
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        Olympische Spiele 1912 Stockholm

      München: Eugen Seybold Verlag, 1912. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Small Folio. 32pp. Original illustrated gray stiff wraps with blue lettering on cover. Photographic account of highlights of the Olympic Summer Games in Stockholm from June 29th through July 16th, 1912, with an introductory text by Eugen Seybold. The striking b/w photographs feature soccer teams and action (8pp.), including scenes from the title game Denmark vs. England, track and field (16pp.) with most of the running and jumping competitions, javelin throw, shot-put, and photographs of the Royal Family, medal ceremonies, and a panorama shot of the Stockholm stadium showing the opening ceremony on a fold out. All photographs are captioned in German. Includes a list of the medalists in the disciplines of competition. The back cover features an add for another soccer magazine by the publisher. Text in German. Light creasing of front cover with inked name at bottom right and light smudging. Light wear along edges of block and fold out at rear reinforced with two pieces of transparent, browned tape. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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        CATALOGUE OF THE AVERY COLLECTION OF ANCIENT CHINESE CLOISONNES

      Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences, Brooklyn, New York 1912 - 8vo., 72pp.; VG; spine olive with gilt lettering; front board has gilt lettering, pastedown image; mild bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block gilt; profusely illustrated from b/w photographs throughout; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo album and journal]: "Log Book of the Ankle Express, August 15-20, 1912." [with] "The Lucky Devils: Being a Canoe Trip of Six Cornell College Students in the Year 1919...." [Two volumes]

      Near Fine. Two volumes. Original typescript logs of adventures undertaken by a group of young men along the Illinois-Iowa border, the first on foot, the other by boat, both interspersed with original black and white photographs and two cyanotypes. The photos are clear and well-executed. Descriptions as follows:1. Log Book of the Ankle Express, August 15-20, 1912. Gray paperwraps, cloth tape spine, with title printed on the front cover, and a small cut-out photo of the "Ankle Express" knapsack carried by the group. Measuring 8.25" x 6". [41], (2) pp. of typescript, rectos only, approximately 7000 words, with 35 photos laid down (30 incorporated in the text; five on two pages at the end). Laid in are two small "calling cards," with Richmond's name penned in stylized script; Richmond's bookplate tipped in to the inside of the front cover.The first log book describes a hike by Paul James Richmond and three of his friends, from Lacon, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa from August 15-20, 1912. The group of four (apparently high school friends), calling itself the "Ankle Express" journeyed by foot, and occasionally via a friendly auto ride to their destination, a trip of some 114 miles. Both the journals are by Richmond, though only the second one bears his name under the title. He is probably also responsible for much of the photography, showing candid scenes of the group and the people and places they encounter along the way. Richmond and his friends A.T. Stephens, A.W. Ford, and B.B. Grieves embarked on their "Ankle Express" hike in the summer of 1912. Each man had an accompanying title and description of their responsibilities: "Captain" Stephens was to "command all hikes," "Admiral" Richmond was "the official route finder." Richmond's brother Lyle was to meet them at the end of the hike. An itinerary of the small towns they pass through each day is given on an introductory page: Sparland, Lundy ["At last we came to the corner that on the map was represented as the town, but no church spire or broad boulevards greeted our eyes. Not even a solitary country store. A great heap of ashes overgrown with grass and littered with broken bottles was all there was to be seen of the city..."], Whitefield Corners, Lombardville, Geneseo, etc. In the town of Bradford, at about 26 miles, they stop for ice cream and to bolster their provisions. Supper time finds them halting a few miles down the road: "Wood was chopped, water brought and soon our meal was well under way. Clerk Ford, while frying some bacon, awoke to the fact that a red hot coal was eating its way thru his right hind running gear." Night was passed under a hedge between two fields. On the third day out, they accept a short ride in a Lambert car, as far as Atkinson. A photo of the car and crew accompanies the text. Finally, on Sunday, determined to have a nice dinner, they "liberate" a chicken from a farmyard and tuck him into a pail for safe-keeping. Shortly afterward they accept a ride from a Father Foley from Geneseo, who is a bit suspicious of the noises coming from the pail, but says nothing. Richmond prints the menu from their feast that day, including "Chicken a la Real Estate." Photos show the skyline of Davenport and Rock Island, and a group picture in front of the statue of Black Hawk. Three of the four adventurers sign their names on the final leaf of text.2. The Lucky Devils. Plain brown stiff paperwraps, cloth tape spine. Measuring 8.25" x 6". [3], 38pp., rectos only, approximately 6000 words, with 25 photos pasted in, incorporated with the text. Laid in are two photo illustrated cards of the Lacon Public School, and one small black and white photo of the school.The second journal describes a canoe trip down the Cedar River to Columbus Junction from March 23-27, 1919. Richmond and his five college friends, calling themselves the "Lucky Devils," took a canoe and a "borrowed" scow down the river during their spring break from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Illinois. On the second trip in 1919, Richmond is accompanied by his college friends Glenn Browning, Burt Hogle, Scoop Hedges, Clair Lahman, and Sam Gaston. "Browning ... landed on the campus one fine day in the garb of a second Lieu'ie and knocked us most blind with the shine on those spotless boots of his." Still he was ready to take the canoe trip during spring vacation. Along with a canoe belonging to Richmond, and the liberated scow, they head down the Cedar River during their spring break. Intent on augmenting their supplies with some hunting, they try several times to shoot ducks, to no avail. Richmond injures his thumb when his gun kicks back, "the only mishap on the whole, with the exception of when Brownie droped [sic] the axe on his ukulele and broke its neck." After several days and no luck, a small group of ducks are seen floating just ahead. Sitting ducks indeed, as they approached only to have the hunters in the duck blinds warn them off from shooting their wooden decoys! When they reach their destination they again liberate the scow and send her off down the river: "The Old Battle Ship (the King of the Scows) was given a last blessing and slid into the murkie waters of the Iowa River. As she left her finial [sic] resting place to take up the long trail of the Iowa and Mississippi rivers we fired a salute in her honor. Yes in her honor for we could not bear the thought of having her become the property of any other wayfarer. She had come to us from the river. To the river we gave her." Then they shouldered the canoe and headed for the railroad station, to go back to Cedar Rapids and on to Mount Vernon. Photos of the group on the river and in camp accompany the text. Three of the party sign the final page.Paul James Richmond (1896-1983), son of Elijah Richmond, a judge of the Marshall County court in Illinois, also spent the summer of 1915 with his brother Lyle and sister Geraldine working for the Wylie Permanent Camping Company in Yellowstone National Park, according to records belonging to the Yellowstone National Park Archives. The three were "savages" hired as summer staff to look after the campers flocking to the park. All three had musical talents which they used to entertain the park visitors. In the second log of the "Lucky Devils," there are pictures of Richmond and his friend Brownie entertaining their friends with banjo and ukulele. Both of these log books show his wry sense of humor, love of the out-of-doors, and give perspective on life in small town Illinois and Iowa just after the turn of the 20th Century.

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        FRANCE - 69 - LYON 06 CPA CARTE PHOTO DE F.M. RODET - JEAN JAURES DEPUTE DU TARN - MARCEL SEMBAT DEPUTE DE LA SEINE - ALBERT THOMAS .

      RODET ed. - FRANCE - 69 - LYON 06 Carte-photoCARTE PHOTO DE F.M. RODET - JEAN JAURES DEPUTE DU TARN - MARCEL SEMBAT DEPUTE DE LA SEINE - ALBERT THOMAS . Legende : CONGRES SOCIALISTE - S.F.I.O. - DE LYON - SALLE DE L UNITAIRE 129 RUE BOILEAU MARVI 20 FEVRIER 1912 RHONE (69) Noir et blanc

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