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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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        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]

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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]

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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]

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

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

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        The Tale of Mr Tod

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1912. Sextodecimo. Recent brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With 27 colour plates. The occasional minor blemish overall in excellent condition. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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        AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN - Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (geb 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; gest. 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später US-amerikanischer Raketeningenieur ein Wegbereiter der Raketenwaffen und der Raumfahrt. - Alexandria, Virginia / 816 Vicar Lane BRIEF dat., 24. Feb. \'74; DIN A 4 / 10 Zeilen in Tinte mit Unterschrift [TEXT: Sehr geehrter Herr Polkehn, Für den mir übermittelten Kartengruss möchte ich Ihnen meinen herzlichen Dank aussprechen. Mein Vater war in der Tat gebürtiger Ostpreusse. Er wurde auf dem Gut Neucken, bei Pr.-Eylau geboren, das seinem Vater gehörte, dann aber von dem ältesten Bruder meines Vater geerbt wurde. Ich bin selbst öfter in Neucken gewesen. Mit bestem Gruss Ihr Wernher von Braun].

       Wernher von Braun [1912--1977] was a prominent German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket during World War II and the Saturn V for the United States space program. Braun was a leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany where he was a member of the Nazi Party (...) --- Magnus Frhr. v. Braun [Reichsminister a.D.]: WEG DURCH VIER ZEITEPOCHEN Vom ostpreußischen Gutsleben der Väter bis zur Weltraumforschung des Sohnes (Ausgabe 1965 / Frontispiz-Foto, 491 S. mit 72 illustr. Zeittafeln; 21 x 15cm) - Vorderer Einbandinnendeckel mit mont. AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN. Sprache: de OBrief. Sauber erhalten. --- Wernher von Braun sends an autograph letter in German. Rare Autograph Letter Signed \"WERNHER VON BRAUN\" (, 1p, A.4 Alexandria, Virginia, 1974 February 24. To Herr Polkehn [...] Int:: Te /nK.

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        Große Porzellanfigur \"\"Friedrich II. mit Windspielen

      Nationalgalerie 1912 Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur, Thüringen, 1912-1945. Weißporzellan. Der Alte Fritz in Begleitung seiner zwei Windhunde; nach der Bronzefigur von J. G. Schadow (im Sockel signiert). Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin. Manufakturmarke. Sockelbreite 28 cm, Höhe 65,5 cmVersand D: 5,90 EUR Antiquitäten / Mobiliar,Porzellan/ Glas

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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann, 1912. Classic Fables, Classic Rackham Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1055. 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, nineteen of which are full-page. Limitation leaf very slightly browned, mounted color plate facing p. 56 with slight crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1993 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1912 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine 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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        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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        De Dødes Rige. En Fortælling-Kres.

      1912 1912 - 5 bd. (1: Torben og Jytte. 2: Storeholt. 3: Toldere og Syndere. 4: Enslevs Død. 5: Favsingholm). Kbhvn. & Kristiania: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1912-16. Med 5 frontispicer. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggene. * Alle bind i originaludgave. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann, 1912 - Classic Fables, Classic RackhamBound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph[RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1055.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, nineteen of which are full-page. Limitation leaf very slightly browned, mounted color plate facing p. 56 with slight crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine.Bound ca. 1993 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1912 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The adventures of an elephant hunter.

      Macmillan London 1912 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, [i], 324pp., 2 pages ads at end, modern red half morocco gilt. "One of the true classics of African big-game hunting, this work recounts the author's elephant hunting exploits primarily along the Luwegu River in German East Africa, and the Locheringo River in Portuguese East Africa." - Czech. Czech, p160. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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