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        Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs in the Brirish Museum (Natural History) Five volume set

      London: British Museum Press. G : in good condition without dust jackets. Ex lib with usual stamps and markings. Cracking to inner hinges of some volumes though bindings remain tight. Volume III lacking front endpaper. Marking to spine of volume IV, split to cloth along spine of vol V. 1912. First Edition. Brown hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 252pp, 22pp; 400pp, 24pp; 349pp, 17pp; 352pp, 25pp; 532pp, 29pp. 79 chromolithographic plates detailing birds' eggs throughout the five volumes. Published 1901-1912. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Irish Rebels in English Prisons. [Author's Autographed / Signed Edition].

      New York, P.J.Kennedy and Sons, no year [c. 1912].. 8°. Portrait-Frontispiece showing "O'Donovan Rossa in Prison Dress" and an additional page with a portrait of O'Donovan Rossa which is signed by him. Pagination: XIV, VII, 442 pages. Original Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine and cover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (10 September 1831 - 29 June 1915) was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral by Padraig Pearse. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born Jeremiah O'Donovan at Rosscarbery, County Cork, to Denis O'Donovan and Nellie O'Driscoll, a family of tenant farmers. According to the eminent scholar John O'Donovan, with whom Rossa corresponded, Rossa's ancestors belonged to the obscure but ancient sliocht of the MacEnesles or Clan Aneslis O'Donovans. His ancestors had held letters patent in Kilmeen parish in the 17th century before the confiscations, with his agnomen "Rossa" coming from the townland of Rossmore in Kilmeen. So Jeremiah adopted the surname, Rossa. Rossa became a shopkeeper in Skibbereen, where, in 1856, he established the Phoenix National and Literary Society, the aim of which was "the liberation of Ireland by force of arms", This organisation would later merge with the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), founded two years later in Dublin. In December 1858, he was arrested and jailed without trial until July 1859. In 1865, he was charged with plotting a Fenian rising in 1865, put on trial for high treason and sentenced to penal servitude for life due to his previous convictions. He served his time in Pentonville, Portland and Chatham prisons in England. Rossa was a defiant prisoner, manacled for 35 straight days for throwing a chamber pot at the prison's warden and thrown into solitary confinement on a bread-and-water diet for three days for refusing to take off his cap in front of the prison's doctor. For most of his time in prison Rossa was denied the right of correspondence with his associates in the outside world for his violation of prison rules. In an 1869 by-election, he was returned to the British House of Commons for the Tipperary constituency, in which he defeated the Liberal Catholic Denis Caulfield Heron by 1054 to 898 votes. The election was declared invalid because Rossa was an imprisoned felon. After giving an understanding that he would not return to Ireland, in effect his exile, O'Donovan Rossa was released as part of the Fenian Amnesty of 1870. Boarding the S.S. Cuba, he left for the United States with his friend John Devoy and three other exiles. Together they were dubbed "The Cuba Five". O'Donovan Rossa took up residence in New York City, where he joined Clan na Gael and the Fenian Brotherhood. Rossa additionally established his own newspaper dedicated to the cause of Irish national liberation from British rule, The United Irishman. In it Rossa advocated the terroristic use of dynamite bombs as a means of overthrowing the British occupation. His paper was used to raise a so-called "resources for civilisation fund," presumably for the purchase of dynamite and other armaments for the Irish struggle. Rossa organised the first ever bombings by Irish republicans of English cities in what was called the "dynamite campaign". The campaign lasted through the 1880s and made him infamous in Britain. The British government demanded his extradition from America, but without success. In 1885, Rossa was shot outside his office near Broadway by an Englishwoman, Yseult Dudley, but his wounds were not life-threatening. The British government claimed she was mentally unstable, and not acting on its behalf, although Rossa's supporters and even many of his detractors found this hard to believe. More likely, she was incensed at the fund he organised (the so-called "Skirmishing Fund") which was intended to support the arming of those who would fight the British. Rossa was allowed to visit Ireland in 1894, and again in 1904. On the latter visit, he was made a "Freeman of the City of Cork." O'Donovan Rossa was married three times and had eighteen children. On 6 June 1853, he married Nora (Nanno) Eager of Skibbereen, who bore him four sons. She died in 1860. In 1861 he married Ellen Buckley of Castlehaven. They had one son (Timothy Francis). She died in July 1863. In November 1864 he married, for the third time, to Mary Jane (Molly) Irwin of Clonakilty. They had thirteen children. Rossa was seriously ill in his later years, and was finally confined to a hospital bed in St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, where he died at the age of 83. The new republican movement in Ireland was quick to realise the propaganda value of the old Fenian's death, and Tom Clarke cabled to John Devoy the message: "Send his body home at once". His body was returned to Ireland for burial and a hero's welcome. The funeral at Glasnevin Cemetery on 1 August 1915 was a huge affair, garnering substantial publicity for the Irish Volunteers and the IRB at time when a rebellion (later to emerge as the Easter Rising) was being actively planned. The graveside oration, given by Padraig Pearse, remains one of the most famous speeches of the Irish independence movement stirring his audience to a call to arms. It ended with the lines: "They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but, the fools, the fools, the fools! - They have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace." His grave was renovated in 1990 by the National Graves Association.

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        Siam and its Productions, Arts and Manufactures - A Descriptive Catalogue of the Siamese Section at the International Exhibition of Industry and Labour held in Turin, April 29-November 19, 1911

      Hertford: Stephen Austin and Sons. Fair. 1912. Hardback. Red boards, somewhat faded and worn; colour plates (a little faded) pasted to front and rear boards; rounded corners slightly worn. Binding tight; rebacked; gilt titling rather faded, but just about legible. Foredges a little spotted; very occasional spotting in text, but generally clear. Bookplate on front pastedown; owner's name on title page (dd 1914); occasional ink notes in text. Fold-out colour frontis.; b/w + sepia illustrations; large fold-out colour map of Siam; fold-out plan of Siamese pavilion at exhibition. Fascinating glimpse of South-East Asian industry and society in the final years before the Great War changed even that far-distant corner of the globe. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8"); 359 pages .

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        Camera Work. A Photographic Quarterly edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz, New York. "This Issue, Special Number - MDCCCCXII -, is dated August, 1912."

      New York, 1912 - New York, 1912 ca. 32 x 23 cm. Nach der Impressum-Seite und dem Editorial Ss. 23-30 Text von Gertrude Stein (Henri Matisse und Pablo Picasso) a. Bütten. Auf Tafeln die photographischen Abbildungen von Gemälden (5 von Henri Matisse und 2 von Pablo Picasso), Zeichnungen (2 von Pablo Picasso) und Skulpturen (2 von Henri Matisse und 2 von Pablo Piocasso). Fadenbindung. Der das Heft an den Rändern weit überlappende O-Kartonumschlag (die Abbildung zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt) ist beschädigt (Eckabrisse und Rücken lädiert), innen das Heft m. angelockerter Bindung vor der Tafel mit Picassos "The Wandering Acrobats", sonst aber tadellos. 1911 besuchte Alfred Stieglitz in Paris Henri Matise und Pablo Picasso und traf auch Gertrude Stein mit Alice Toklas. Mit Gertrude Steins "word-portraits" von den beiden Künstlern und den Abbildungen wurden Matisse und Picasso in der CAMERA WORK "Special Issue MDCCCCXII" erstmals der amerikanischen Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Diese "Wortportraits" übten auf damalige amerikanische Schriftstellerinnen und Schriftsteller nachhaltigen Einfluss auf. In der ja von Gertrude Stein geschriebenen AUTOBIOGRAPHIE von Alice B. Toklas heißt es in der deutschen Ausgabe ". und Stieglitz, der sich sehr für sie (gemeint sind Matisse und Poicasso) und Gertrude Stein interessierte, veröffentlichte sie in einer Sondernummer derCAMERA WORK (sic), richtig ist natürlich CAMERA WORLD. Sprache: de Der das Heft an den Rändern weit überlappende O-Kartonumschlag (die Abbildung zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt) ist beschädigt (Eckabrisse und Rücken lädiert), innen das Heft m. angelockerter Bindung vor der Tafel mit Picassos "The Wandering Acrobats", sonst aber tadellos. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BASEBALL TEAM OF 1912: Three photographs, each 9 3/4 x 13 inches, mounted in the original dark wood three-window frame by W F Baker of Parker Studio of Morristown on July 19, 1912

      Morristown, NJ, 1912. 1 vols. 13 1/2 x 44 inches overall. Fine condition, the photographs clear, sharp and unfaded. Each of the three panels is signed in pencil on the back by the framer, with the rubber stamps of W.C. and L.C. Parker, and the date. 1 vols. 13 1/2 x 44 inches overall. The Morristown Nine of 1912. A wonderful study of the team, recalling the Great National Game of home-town America, and a splendid item of New Jersey history.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1912., 1912. 'BEST EDITION' OF PETER PAN. Quarto, pp. 6; 127. Bound in publisher's gilt decorated green cloth featuring four birds at head of board, and children linking arms at lower end of board. Author/illustrator/title blocked in gilt to front board and spine, additional tooling to spine, blank endpapers. Gilt remains exceptionally bright on boards and spine, boards in excellent condition with some minor edgewear, corners rubbed, several minor marks and one short scratch to rear board. Spine faded to a paler green, endcaps pushed. Textblock fairly clean excepting some spotting toward first and final few leaves. 50 beautiful illustrated plates by beloved artist Arthur Rackham. An excellent copy of the 1912 illustrated edition of Barrie's children's classic, which is considered the best copy of the text.

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        Miniature Atlas of the Borough of Brooklyn

      Brooklyn, NY: E. Belcher Hyde. Good. 1912. Hardcover. Front cover detatched, spine and rear board missing, final page detatched, but present. Needs to be re-backed. ; Volume I only. Street by street layout, "This edition is correct up to Dec'b'r 1st 1911 giving all the new buildings up to that time." front cover has stamped triple- ruled borders, and bright gilt lettering. ; Color maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 675 pages .

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        Programs for Scout Masters of Boy Scouts of America : Proof Copy

      doubleday, Page and Co. Garden City, New York 1912 - First Edition, Proof Copy. Octavo, original printed cloth wrappers, 161 pages. "After producing a Scout Handbook during their first year of operation, the BSA began working on a Scoutmaster Handbook almost immediately. They issued about 3 separate printings of an unbound draft edition and an unbound "proof" edition in 1912 and 1913 for evaluation, then released the first official Scoutmaster Handbook edition in 1914." WorldCat lists one library holding for any of the first three proof printings, at the University of Utah. Extremely scarce title, the predecessor to the first official printing of the Handbook for Scout Masters in March of 1914 in which 10,000 copies were produced. According to a Scouting website this is the 2nd of four printings of the "proof" edition, after a first printing with 203 numbered pages. The number of copies produced for the first three proof printings are unknown. A true rarity. Very Good in cloth wrappers, some loss at top spine end. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Climbers: A Story of Sun-Kissed Sweethearts

      Chicago: Glad Tidings Publishing Co, 1912. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 191p. Cloth. 19cm. Relatively minor insect damage on covers. Marginal tear in last text leaf. Some browning on endpapers. No Jacket. African American author's only (and quite scarce) novel.

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        The Bells and other Poems

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. With illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Folio. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, yellow silk ties. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 27 plates with captioned tissue-guards, occasional illustrations in the text. Bookplate of Emma Northampton to front pastedown. Boards lightly bowed, endpapers browned. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 304 of 750 copies signed by Dulac.er

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        The Tudor Facsimile Texts. Everyman. Under the Supervision and Editorshop of John S. Farmer. THE EVERYMAN MSS

      Tudor Facsimile Texts, 1912 - Roy, 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with many fine full-page facsimiles in collotype throughout, mounted section titles, interleaved with blanks, free endpapers browned, some light spotting to title and interleaves (not facsimiles), neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper; green cloth, ivory buckram back with printed paper label, uncut, a very good, bright copy. Splendid facsimiles of the two versions in the BM: the complete Scott-printed copy (Huth 32) and (2) the fragment of an edition printed by Pynson (C21. c17). John Alexander (Dept. of MSS), in comparing this facsimile with the original copies, reports that 'it is admirably reproduced, especially in the case of the Pynson fragment which is practically faultless'. EXTREMELY SCARCE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Woodrow Wilson"), to T.J. Keenan

      Trenton, 1912. 1p. typed on personal letterhead. With three engraved portraits. 4to. Creased from prior folds, else fine, in custom orange and brown morocco-backed drop box. 1p. typed on personal letterhead. With three engraved portraits. 4to. Wilson Thanks a Supporter After 1912 Victory. Wilson thanks a supporter after his victory in the 1912 Presidential election. Reading, in part: "It gives me a delightful feeling of strength to go into office supported by a body of experienced workers, and I feel that this campaign has been in a way especially distinguished by the disinterested work of the men upon whom the party depended to see nothing was left undone to assure success ...".

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        PHOEBE DARING

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. PHOEBE DARING. Chic: Reilly & Britton (1912). 8vo, grey cloth stamped in black with orange white and grey pictorial cover, 298p. + [8]p. ads, Fine. 1st ed. The second of only two series books written by Baum using his own name. Illus. with plates by Joseph Pierre Nuyttens. Beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les peintres futuristes italiens EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Bernheim jeune, 1912. Fine. Bernheim jeune, Paris 1912, 12x16cm, agrafé. - Edition which it was not derived great paper catalog the important first Futurist exhibition abroad. Two tiny minor marginal spots on the front cover, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers du catalogue de la première et importante exposition Futuriste à l'étranger. Deux minuscules taches marginales sans gravité sur le premier plat, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1912. - 'BEST EDITION' OF PETER PAN. Quarto, pp. 6; 127. Bound in publisher's gilt decorated green cloth featuring four birds at head of board, and children linking arms at lower end of board. Author/illustrator/title blocked in gilt to front board and spine, additional tooling to spine, blank endpapers. Gilt remains exceptionally bright on boards and spine, boards in excellent condition with some minor edgewear, corners rubbed, several minor marks and one short scratch to rear board. Spine faded to a paler green, endcaps pushed. Textblock fairly clean excepting some spotting toward first and final few leaves. 50 beautiful illustrated plates by beloved artist Arthur Rackham. An excellent copy of the 1912 illustrated edition of Barrie's children's classic, which is considered the best copy of the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Brothers Karamazov

      William Heinemann, London 1912 - One of the towering classics of Russian literature. First translated into English in the 20th century by Constance Garnett, as the first book in her series "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky." Why this book wasn't published during the late 1880s with much of the rest of the Russian literary canon, we cannot say, but no copy is known to exist from that time-period. A quick search on Americana Exchange reveals a single copy of this London edition offered by Scribners in 1939. The American edition put out by Macmillan using British sheets and with a canceled title page, appears much more frequently than this Heinemann edition. A Near Fine copy of the book, without repair or work of any kind. Gilt dulled on the spine, a few white blemishes to the cloth and minor foxing on the end-papers, but feeling like it's never been read. We have yet to see another copy of this edition. With many so called "rare" books one of several listed online, this one truly deserves the designation. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        MAP OF THE ISLAND OF TRINIDAD on a Scale of 1:89,100 or 1.4 Miles to 1 inch. Originally Designed by Capt. Mallet R.E. Revised & Brought up to Date from the Latest Available Official and Private Surveys

      London: G.W. Bacon, 1912. Map. Very Good. Folding hand-colored map mounted on cloth, unfolded size is 61 In. X 52 In. (155 X 132 Cm), folded size is 5 In. X 9 In. (13 X 22 Cm) Amazing detail includes all named plantations & sub-divisions, roads and railroads, using 7 different colors. Condition is VERY GOOD; Very clean & flat, colors are very bright. Condition of slipcase is GOOD; Strip of cloth is torn from one side (repaired), label of London Cartographer Edward Stanford Ltd. on front of slipcase and at bottom of map.

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        Du Cubisme

      Collection "Tous les Arts". Eugène Figuiere et Cie., Editeurs 1912 - Tapa completamente desprendida. Rotura en el lomo y tapas. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eduardo Martínez Moreira]
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        Misti EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Paul Ollendorff, 1912. Fine. Paul Ollendorff, Paris s.d. (1912), 14x18,5cm, relié. - Edition partly original adorned with original artwork Ricardo Flores, one of 10 numbered copies on Japan, with 10 leading copy China. Bound in half navy morocco corners, spine lightly faded with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilt-head witnesses, binding signed Devauchelle. Nice copy wide-margined pleasantly established. Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale ornée d'illustrations originales de Ricardo Florès, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête avec 10 Chine. Reliure en demi maroquin marine à coins, dos légèrement passé à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Devauchelle. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges agréablement établi. Provenance : bibliothèque de Paul Ollendorff.

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        Sky Island

      Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co.,, 1912. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Octavo. Original red cloth, pictorial title panel to front cover, spine lettered and stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. 12 colour plates by John R . Neill. Light fraying to ends of spine, light rubbing to corners, spine lightly sunned, name rubbed on front blank. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, first state with all issue points as called for.

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        Erzählende Schriften. Drei Bände.

      Berlin. S. Fischer 1912-1913.. 317; 386; 460 S., OLnBde. Einbände stellenw. fleckig u. abgegriffen.. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Sammelausgabe von Schnitzlers Prosaschriften.- Allen J1. Vortitelblatt des ersten Bandes handschr. signiert "Arthur Schnitzler / Altaussee, 19.8.1916".

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        Pitching in a Pinch or Baseball from the Inside

      Putnam's, New York, 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. hinges cracked, reglued Spine a lettering a bit rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Baseball; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21756. .

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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann,, 1912. A New Translation by Vernon Jones. With an introduction by G. K. Chesterton. Quarto. Original white cloth, spine and front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, untrimmed. Decorative title page, 13 tipped-in colour plates, 53 black and white illustrations in the text. Spine toned, covers lightly soiled, scattered foxing, limitation leaf browned (offsetting from recto of frontispiece). First Rackham edition and first edition of this translation, limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham. "The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful introduction to the 1912 edition of Aesop's Fables: 'There can be no good fable with human beings in it. There can be no good fairy tale without them.' Rackham's genius is such that it bridges the two, and carries the didactic fable into the realm of fairy story, and lends to the imaginative world of fairies a tangible and convincing reality" (Fred Gettings, Arthur Rackham, 1976, pp. 83-84).

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        L'âme de Napoléon EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Mercure de France, 1912. Fine. Mercure de France, Paris 1912, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of the first numbered copies to the press show, he was fired as 3 Japan and Holland paper in 27 leading copies. Autograph signed by the author to a close friend "... this book a poor old to enlarge their hearts." A small spot without gravity head of the first flat, fine copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse, il n'a été tiré que 3 Japon et 27 Hollande en grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Léon Bloy à une proche amie "...ce livre d'un vieux pauvre pour agrandir les coeurs." Une petite tache sans gravité en tête du premier plat, bel exemplaire.

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        Neue Kunde von Liliencron. Des Dichters Briefe an seinen ersten Verleger herausgegeben von Heinrich Spiero. ( Widmungsexemplar des Verfassers an Rosa Schapire sowie deren Bibliotheksmarke ).

      Xenien, Leipzig 1912 - 188 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter. Mit einem montierten Porträtfrontispiz Liliencrons, goldgeprägter Original-Pergamentband mit Kopfgoldschnitt, 8° ( 19,5 x 13 cm ). Auf dem Innendeckel vorn mit der Bibliotheksmarke Rosa Schapires, auf dem vorderen Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfasser: " Rosa Schapire am 24. Dezember 1911 - mit freundlichen Grüßen, Olga und Heinrich Spiero ". Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, innen einige wenige Anstriche in Bleistift ( wahrscheinlich durch Rosa Schapire ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Animal Portraiture. Being fifty studies by Wilhelm Kuhnert. Accompanied by a Series of original Articles by R. Lydekker, F.R.S

      Folio. London: Frederick Warne, 1912. Folio, vii, 105 pp. With title page drawing and 50 mounted full color plates with slight foxing in some borders. Original cloth very slightly worn but quite good for a book this size and weight. First edition. ?A splendid assemblage of Kuhnert's superb paintings. The plates measure 5- 1/2 x 8-1/2 in.; each is mounted on a recessed card mat, with tissue guard, and each is accompanied by a brief article on the species depicted. Subjects include both birds and animals, and range from bison to hamsters, including a number of less-than-familiar subjects: capercaillie, Abyssinian green monkey, mouflon, spiny ant-eater, and auk. Each creature is placed in a naturalistic setting, and painted with meticulous care.? (James Cummins)

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        Lot de 11 lettres manuscrites (Archives)

      Paris - Lot de onze lettres manuscrites signées de Nicolas Schöffer(1912-1992), écrites dans les années '70, où il évoque des projets en cours (SCAM, Kyldex, etc). Avec : une photographie noir et blanc, une lettre signée d'un responsable de la Tour CN de Toronto, une carte postale. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Tudor Facsimile Texts. Everyman. Under the Supervision and Editorshop of John S. Farmer. THE EVERYMAN MSS

      Tudor Facsimile Texts 1912 Roy, 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with many fine full - page facsimiles in collotype throughout, mounted section titles, interleaved with blanks, free endpapers browned, some light spotting to title and interleaves (not facsimiles), neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper; green cloth, ivory buckram back with printed paper label, uncut, a very good, bright copy. Splendid facsimiles of the two versions in the BM: the complete Scott - printed copy (Huth 32) and (2) the fragment of an edition printed by Pynson (C21. c17). John Alexander (Dept. of MSS), in comparing this facsimile with the original copies, reports that 'it is admirably reproduced, especially in the case of the Pynson fragment which is practically faultless'. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        F. S. Harmon & Company Furniture

      Seattle.: F. S. Harmon & Co.. 1912-1913.. Lavishly illustrated catalogue of furniture and other domestic items bound in green cloth boards, 15 x 9.75 inches, secured with two large screw posts. Diagonal 2.5 inch loss of cloth on upper right corner of front cover, corners bumped, wear to extremities which is mostly light but with cloth worn through at lower corner of back cover. The cover page of the first section is loose and has been creased and repaired on the front with tape ("Supplement. September 1912"), the last page (featuring Bissell carpet sweepers and Fireless Cookers) is lightly creased with short edge tears. (Various interior pages are dated Fall 1911 and April 1913.) The volume contains over 600 illustrated pages in color and black and white. Contents (apart from first and last pages) are in very good condition, with very occasional short marginal tears. An uncommon furniture catalogue from a Pacific Northwest manufacturer. Contents divided by seven labeled tabs, most of which have tape repairs; each section is individually numbered (one section lacks pagination.) The tabs identify a particular line of goods: "Chairs, Rockers, Upholstered Furniture"; "Porch Furniture, Go-Carts, Refrigerators"; "Ex. Tables, Buffets, China Closets"; "Standard Library Tables, Book Cases"; "Office and Hall Furniture, Mirrors"; "Lace Curtains, Rugs, Linoleum, Drapery Sundries." A number of pictured items are stamped "discontinued." Pages for rugs and linoleum are particularly attractive (see illustrations). An impressive catalogue, presumably quite scarce, picturing domestic furniture, hardware, floor coverings, prams, lawn and porch furniture, refrigerators etc. from the early twentieth century. .

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        Collection of Autograph Letters, signed, to Thomas Seccombe, on the subject of George Gissing

      London, 1912. Comprising: 10 autograph letters, 2 leaves noted by Roberts, and 2 copies of George Gissing letters (in another hand). 8vo and smaller. Swinnerton letters toned, others generally fine. Comprising: 10 autograph letters, 2 leaves noted by Roberts, and 2 copies of George Gissing letters (in another hand). 8vo and smaller. Fascinating group of correspondence on George Gissing, addressed to Thomas Seccombe (1866-1923), who wrote an introduction to The House of Cobwebs (1906) and the Dictionary of National Biography article on Gissing, and had been for many years a literary advisor for the firm of Constable, where he recommended publication of The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft. The letters are transcribed in the issues of the Gissing Newsletter. The George Gissing letters (see no. 7) are known only from these copies.1) LEE, Sidney. A.L.s ("S. Lee"), 30 May 1906, on Athenaeum letterhead, "Dear Seccombe, I have been reading Geo Gissing with increasing admiration. You have really converted me to belief in him." 2) ROBERTS, Morley. Holograph notes on Gissing and his publications, with reference to an article in Nineteenth Century, Sept. 1906, George Gissing by Austin Harrison; and a summary of Roberts' article in Literature (20 July, 1901).3) A.W. WARD (1837-1924), professor of History and English at Owens College, then Principal; later vice chancellor of Victoria University, Manchester; and, from 1900, Master of Peterhouse. He conceived of the Cambridge History of English Literature and was a co-editor. It was during Ward's tenure as Principal of Owens in 1876 that Gissing was caught stealing and expelled. Gissing was prosecuted and imprisoned. A.L.s.Seccombe, June 19, [1912?] "I return the Gissing article with many thanks. Part of it is all new to me; my only anxiety was that there should be nothing inaccurate about his Manchester life and troubles. 'Serious trouble' is sufficient on this head. You have no idea (and you must not suppose for a moment that I am speaking of myself, for I am not) how much kindness was shown to him after the collapse, and it might pain some survivors that an impression should remain that he was treated as a pariah."4) GISSING, Ellen (G.G.'s sister). 2 A.L.s., 7 & 19 June 1912, giving family details, supressing others: "I should certainly make no reference to 'Madame Gissing'. I think it cannot be in any way necessary." 5) GISSING, Algernon (G.G.'s brother). 3 A.L.s., 14 & 18 & 24 June 1912, concerning proofs of the D.N.B. article and factual corrections.6) SWINNERTON, Frank. 3 A.L.s., 21 & 26 June & 18 August 1912, concerning Swinnerton's critical volume on Gissing for Martin Secker (published 1912), Seccombe's D.N.B. article, and thanks for the loan of the original manuscript of it.7) GISSING, George. Copies (in different hands) of 2 A.L.s. to James Payn, editor of the Cornhill and reader for of Smith, Elder: 25 Nov. 1887, "The phrase is an affected one ? I was given to such things just at that time"; 7 Aug. 1891, about the sale of the copyright of Godwin Peak (later published as Born in Exile) and also discussing the financial failure of New Grub Street. Gissing Newsletter 13:4 (Oct. 1977) & 14:1 (Jan. 1978)

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        Selected Passages. Chosen by Charlotte F. Shaw.

      London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1912 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a modern green cloth solander box. Extremities faintly rubbed, initial blank recto tanned; 1933 photograph with tiny nick to one corner. A bright copy in excellent condition. Photo-engraved frontispiece of Auguste Rodin's bust of the author (from a photograph by Shaw). First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend,Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures - on this most pleasant evening". Sir Sydney Carlisle Cockerell (1867–1962) was the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1908 to 1937. Cockerell's innovative style as director left a lasting legacy on museology, his skillful use of light and space being quite revolutionary. In the late 1890s Cockerell had worked as William Morris's de facto personal secretary and was named by Morris as his literary executor. His brother was the bookbinder Douglas Cockerell, who also famously worked with Morris. Shaw and Cockerell appear as two of the three characters in Dame Felicitas Corrigan's The Nun, The Infidel, and the Superman. Laid in are two original photographs of Shaw at the Fitzwilliam Museum, taken in 1933 and 1935 and inscribed by Cockerell on the reverse. One of the photographs shows Shaw in front of the famous portrait which Augustus John painted in 1915 as part of a series and which Shaw bequeathed the museum. Also loosely inserted are Charlotte Shaw's compliments card and three newspaper clippings. A fine association. Laurence A118. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, And Poems of William Shakespeare, With Memoir, Introduction And Notes By Richard Grant White

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1912. Limited edition, 1/1000 sets, an out of series set;. Hardcover. A few spine heads lightly faded, else very good.. Eighteen volumes, complete; Octavo; three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, patterned endpapers, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; Illustrated;. A handsome set.

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        ALBUM OF 185 VERNACULAR PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY A YOUNG JAPANESE GENTLEMAN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND MAINLY IN JAPAN, 1912-1913

      1912. Original photograph album. Very Good. This album contains 185 photographs tipped to 102 pages of heavy black stock, captioned and dated in white ink. Leaf size is 7" x 10"; the average photograph size is 4" x 3.25". The spine of the album was deteriorated, so the covers have been removed and placed into clear sleeves as have all the leaves, now housed in a three-ring binder. Roughly the first third of the book is devoted to photographs taken in New England; the middle third contains photographs taken on a quick tour of Europe; and the final third comprises pictures taken in Asia-a few in South Manchuria and Korea and the rest in Japan, mostly near Kochi on Shikoku, many including the photographer's family members. In New England, we see a few pictures taken in "Pepple", New Hampshire as well as in Massachusetts: Boston Public Gardens; Lexington patriotic parade; Nantucket; Jamaica Pond; Gloucester; and Lincoln. While he is in New England, the photographer has many Japanese visitors including: Mr. Shirae (pp.1 & 9); Miss Iku Saegusa, (p.4); "Mr. Tsuboi of Tokyo" (p. 4); "Mr. K. Inouye of Osaka Public Library" and "Mr. Mori" (p. 7,), both seen on the beach at Nantucket, and the latter, Mr. Mori, reappearing on pp. 19 and 20 (with a Mr. Hisada) and later, in Japan on p. 92; and "Mr. Nashima on 'S.S. Franconia', Boston" (p. 26). All are wearing Western dress. His friends/hosts(?) are American. Of particular interest in this New England section of the album are photographs of "Our Magnolia Store". Magnolia is a small village in Gloucester, MA, and on p. 19, there is a photo of "Mr. Mori and I / Our Magnolia Store 'to be'/ May 26, 1912," showing the two men in front of an empty storefront,. A photo on page 20 (same date) shows "Magnolia Store Just Built,/Mr. Mori [and] Mr. Hisada" [a clue to the photographer's name?], depicting the same imposing, Spanish-style building, with its large arched windows. Page 22 offers a shot of the photographer himself "in the Magnolia Store" (Sept. 13, 1912), where various household decorative items are displayed: lamps, dishware, etc. On p. 31, we see "Miss Brackett, sales manager of our Magnolia store, Sept. 13, 1912". Other photographs show New York's Penn Station, Central Park, SS Saxonia, &c. ~~ The European part of this album begins on p. 37 with the title " In England 1913" and including 10 pages of photographs of tourist destinations in London and environs, two of which (at Hampton Court) include a "Mr. Shimizu". On p. 44, the label is "In France 1913" (8 pages of sights, mostly in Paris and Versailles). Next comes "In Brussels, Belgium, 1913" (4 pages) followed by "In Berlin, Germany, 1913" (3 pages). ~~ The Asian portion of the journey starts on p. 60 in "South Manchuria, 1913", and these 2 ½ pages include photos of "Friends on Trans-Siberian Train, Tetsurei, Manchuria, Feb. 28 1913" (eight men, mostly Asian) and a photograph taken in Korea "Soul [sic] Keijyo, Korea (Nandaiman)": a street scene. By page 63, the photographer is "In Japan, 1913", where he remains for the rest of the album. He opens with a shot of "the staff of Yamanakas/ Main House/Osaka, March 26, 1913" (6 men and a young boy, most in kimonos, plus himself). Two photos in Kyoto follow (same date), and a scene of many people crossing a bridge, labeled "Yoshino River, Yamato, April 19, 1913". Many of the remaining photographs were taken in and around Kochi, including Tosa, Nahari, Kagami-gawa, and the beach at Katsurahama. In these pictures, Japanese relatives are in traditional dress. An early photo on p. 66 is labeled "Ah! My sister! Ushi-o-ye, near Kochi, March 29, 1913" and shows a tombstone. This is accompanied by a second photo showing a Japanese couple with a boy (his nephew Sho-chan?) labeled "Memory of our visit to the sister's grave, Ushioye". Other photos depict "father, Sister and Shigeki" (p. 78), "Father and Mother...under the pine tree" (p. 81), "Father, Mother, Sister and Shigeki" (p. 82), "Sisters" ( p. 68), showing two girls, "Shidzu-ka (a toddler) (p. 83, 100, etc.), the "Shikamoros" (woman holding baby, with young girl), "Yoshi-chan's friends" showing Mrs. Shikamoro (?) and two children + a young man in uniform (p. 84), "My three brothers" (p. 88), "Kinji Brother" (p. 90), "Dear Kinji, Yoshi-chan [a brother], and Sho-chan" (nephew, son of Kinji?) (p. 93), etc. Removed were photos of "Uncle" Machida and "Aunt" (p. 76). There are also photographs of family friends (e.g.,"Mrs. Miyaji and her daughter and son"), and business associates including "Mr. Kaneda of Y & Co." (p. 79) and "Mr. Yokabe and Mr. Ida of Y & Co." (p. 80). The family is seen at the beach, on picnics, at a "goodbye party" for someone, at various shrines and parks, etc. These photographs of Japanese also include a few featuring "Dr. H. Packard of Boston" (pp. 92 and 97). The final group of photographs were taken at Mt. Yoshino, Hiyoshi Shrine in Shiga, Mt. Hiei in Shiga, Wakanoura in Wakayame prefecture, Hamadera Beach, Tennoji, Mino Park, Maikono-hama Beach and Tannowa, all in the Osaka area, and many feature his various family members.

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        DIE RHEINISCHEN GLASMALEREIEN - ERSTER / ZWEITER BAND

      . Deutsch. Z 2-; gesamthaft gut bis ordentlich erhalten.. Oidtmann, Heinrich: Die rheinischen Glasmalereien vom 12. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert. Mit (zus.) 60 (davon 6 farb.) Tafeln und 637 Abbildungen im Text. Düsseldorf, Schwann 1912 / 1929. Erster (und Zweiter) Band. OHalb- bzw. OLeinenband, 4°. XXIII, 251; XXI, 253-492 S., Abb. (=Preis-Schriften der Mevissen-Stiftung, III) - Band I auf wenigen Bll. leicht gelbfleckig, Einbandkanten leicht bestoßen, eine Einbandkante leicht lichtrandig, sonst gut erhalten / Band II: Ex-libris, kleiner, eingeklebter Katalogausschnitt z. Erwerb d. Buches, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, gut erhalten ++ Der 2. Bd fortges. und hrsg. von H. Oidtmann (jun.). Koß/Löhr I.73: 'Standardwerk von kunsthistorischer Bedeutung'.

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        De Re Metallica

      The Mining Magazine, London 1912 - INSCRIBED BY HERBERT HOOVER on the front free endpaper. A very solid copy to boot of the 1912 1st thus of this seminal text in Metallurgy, translated from the first Latin edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover, husband-and-wife engineers who had met years earlier at Stanford. Tight and VG in its full vellum, with inevitable light soiling at the panels. Thick folio, deckled fore and bottom edges. "With Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the Earliest Times to the 16th Century" (from the title page).

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        La vie intérieure. Poémes (1909-1912)

      Paris: Éditions du Beffroi. Première Édition, 1912. Très bon état. Texte très propre. / Extremely scarce publication.. Paris, Éditions du Beffroi, 1912. 19 x 13 cm. 157 pages. Broché / Softcover. Première Édition, 1912. Très bon état. Texte très propre. / Extremely scarce publication. Contient entre autre : Je vais partir ,De la tristesse ,Mon pauvre ami lointain ,Toi qui nes plus ,O rumeur. René Maran (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 8 November 1887 - 9 May 1960) was a French Guyanese poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921). Born on the boat carrying his parents to Fort-de-France where he lived till the age of seven. After that he went to Gabon, where his father Héménéglide Maran was in the colonial service. After attending boarding school in Bordeaux, France, he joined the French Colonial service in French Equatorial Africa. It was his experience there that was the basis for many of his novels, including Batouala: A True Black Novel, which won the Prix Goncourt. Jean-Paul Sartre alluded to Maran in his preface to Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth, mocking the French establishment's complacent self-congratulation that they had "on one occasion given the Prix Goncourt to a Negro".

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        La vie interieure. Poemes (1909-1912).

      Paris, Editions du Beffroi, 1912.. 19 x 13 cm. 157 pages. Broche / Softcover. Premiere Edition, 1912. Tres bon etat. Texte tres propre. / Extremely scarce publication.. Contient entre autre : Je vais partir ,De la tristesse ,Mon pauvre ami lointain ,Toi qui nes plus ,O rumeur. Rene Maran (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 8 November 1887 - 9 May 1960) was a French Guyanese poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921). Born on the boat carrying his parents to Fort-de-France where he lived till the age of seven. After that he went to Gabon, where his father Hemeneglide Maran was in the colonial service. After attending boarding school in Bordeaux, France, he joined the French Colonial service in French Equatorial Africa. It was his experience there that was the basis for many of his novels, including Batouala: A True Black Novel, which won the Prix Goncourt. Jean-Paul Sartre alluded to Maran in his preface to Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth, mocking the French establishment's complacent self-congratulation that they had "on one occasion given the Prix Goncourt to a Negro".

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        Die Biene Maja und Ihre Abenteuer

      Schuster und Loeffler-Verlag 1912.. 177 gebundene Ausgabe. Erstausgabe, Leineneinband mit floralem Muster, Schuster und Loeffler-Verlag 1912, 177 Seiten, Altdeutsche Schrift, Vorne im Buch Widmung v. 1912, Papier innen kaum nachgedunkelt - stellenweise aber etwas gebrauchsfleckig, überwiegend sauber, Kopfschnitt stockfleckig, Buchschnitt insgesamt nachgedunkelt und fleckig mit weiteren Gebrauchsspuren, Verbindung zw. Buchdeckel und Buchblock leicht wackelig, Ecken/Kanten etwas berieben/bestoßen, Buchrücken berieben und aufgehellt sowie am Gelenk leicht angeplatzt, Ansonsten ist der Einband aussen in fast durchgehend sauberem und gutem Zustand (intern: 25B/rötlich+gelb/Altdeutsch-3)

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        Die Biene Maja und ihre Abenteuer

      Deutsche Verlags Anstalt. 1912 Stuttgart. 18 cm. 186 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial ilustrada. Die biene Maja. Idioma: alemán . Cubierta deslucida. (=318257=) Ver imagen

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        Eugène Lami : 1800-1890.

      1912 - grand in-4 br., 206 p60 planches, tiré à 500 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Normandie : projet de carton pour la tapisserie de la manufacture des Go EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Encre sur papier, 1912. Fine. Encre sur papier 1912-1913, 17,5 x 11,5 cm. - Original pen and ink drawing, and sketch in ink on the back. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Louis Anquetin, through his friendship with the art critic Gustave Geoffroy who was appointed director of the National Manufactures, received three orders for cartons Gobelins, the "Burgundy" in 1911, a carpet "Swans" and in 1912 " Normandy "tapestry. Very nice condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original à l'encre, et esquisse à l'encre au verso. Signature du cachet de la signature de l'artiste dans l'angle inférieur droit de l'œuvre, et signature du cachet de l'atelier au verso. Louis Anquetin, grâce à son amitié avec le critique d'art Gustave Geoffroy qui fut nommé administrateur des Manufactures Nationales, obtint trois commandes de cartons pour les Gobelins, la "Bourgogne" en 1911, un tapis "Les cygnes", et en 1912 "La Normandie", tapisserie. Très bel état de conservation. Provenance : atelier de l'artiste, référencée au catalogue Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, né à Étrépagny en 1861 et mort à Paris en 1932, est un important peintre français. Il commence sa carrière aux côtés de peintres d'avant-garde tels que Vincent Van Gogh ou Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Avec Émile Bernard, il est l'inventeur du Cloisonnisme. De 1884 à 1893, Louis Anquetin ne cesse d'explorer les possibilités nouvelles offertes par la libération introduite par l'Impressionnisme dans la peinture française. A partir de 1893, à la suite d'une longue confrontation avec les « maîtres d'autrefois », il adopte un parti-pris pictural qui le mettra en marge du mouvement général de l'art, et l'éloignera de ses amis. Ébloui par l'art baroque et sa vigueur créatrice, il pense alors que ses amis de jeunesse se sont engagées dans une voie qui mènera à la mort de la peinture. Il croit en une « peinture parfaite » qui s'incarne dans le re-souvenir des leçons de Michel-Ange et de Rubens notamment. Son travail devient donc plus classique, il prône le retour au métier, en proposant de réfléchir sur les conditions a priori de toute forme d'art possible dans le respect des règles de la perspective et de l'anatomie, telles que pratiquées par les maîtres du XVIème et XVIIème siècle. Ne laissant que quelques œuvres que l'on peut qualifier de monumentales, Anquetin s'avère prolifique par ses nombreuses études et esquisses, lui qui considérait que le dessin était « un moyen d'expression tout puissant », le fondement obligatoire de tous les arts plastiques. En travaillant volontairement à rebours de son époque, Louis Anquetin a rendu possible l'existence d'une figuration moderne originale. Par son obstination et sa passion de la peinture, il a en effet évité que ne soit totalement obturé le chemin de la grande tradition occidentale. On peut admirer ses œuvres dans de nombreux et prestigieux musées comme le Musée d'Orsay ou Le Louvre à Paris, à San Francisco ou à Detroit, au Musée de l'Hermitage de Saint-Petersbourg, à la National Gallery et à la Tate de Londres, etc.

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        Blick auf Klosterneuburg im Frühling. Wandtafelwerk Blatt 30 bezeichnet "Frühling".

      Wien, Staatsdruckerei, um 1912.. Bildausschnitt ca. 66 x 88 cm.. Prachtvolle Ansicht von einer Anhöhe auf Stift und Stadt Kolsterneuburg, rechts im Hintergrund jenseits der Donau der Bisamberg.- "Gustav Jahn. Akademischer Maler, Grafiker und Alpinist, geboren am 17. Mai 1879 in Wien - Wieden, abgestürzt am 17. August 1919 (im 41. Lebensjahr) an der Ödsteinkante im Gesäuse der Ennstaler Alpen (Stmk.) ... besuchte bereits im Alter von 15 Jahren, ab 1895, die Malschule von Adolf Kaufmann. Ein Jahr später, mit Vollendung des 16. Lebensjahres, wurde er, obwohl noch nicht 18 Jahre alt (also unter dem vorgeschriebenen Alter), wegen seiner vielverheißenden Begabung in die Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste (Kunstakademie Wien bzw. K.K. Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien) aufgenommen. Er absolvierte dort in den Spezialklassen der Professoren August Eisenmenger und Alois Delug bis 1899 alle Jahrgänge mit Auszeichnung und zeigte schon bei den Schulausstellungen sein hervorragendes Talent, das alljährlich durch Preisverleihung und lobende Erwähnung anerkannt wurde. 1899 verließ er mit dem Abgangszeugnis die Akademie und genoß von 1900 bis 1904 die Spezialschule Prof. Franz Rumpler (unter den Professoren Julius Berger und Kasimir Pochwalski). Sein Spezialgebiet wurden Hochgebirgslandschaften und Genrebilder aus den Bergen. Seine Werke wurden auch als Drucke, Schulwandtafeln und Plakate vermarktet, wobei seine Plakatserie mit Alpenansichten im Auftrag der Staatsbahnen besondere Anerkennung fand. Für sein künstlerisches Werk und seine unglaublichen Fähigkeiten erhielt er während seiner Studienzeit zahlreiche Preise (u. a. 1898 den Lampipreis, 1899 Gundelpreis, 1901 Spezialschulpreis, 1904 Rosenbaum- und den Rompreis mit dem Kenyonstipendium) sowie mehrere Anerkennungspreise bei großen Ausstellungen, u.a. auch das Diplom der bronzenen Medaille für Kunst, bei der Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Worlds Fair 1904 St.Louis (Weltausstellung 1904)" (www.gustav-jahn.at).- Ränder etw. knittrig, außerhalb der Darstellung tls. etw. gebräunt und braunfleckig. Verso etw. angestaubt und kleine Einrisse hinterlegt.

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        Calcul des Probabilités

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1912. First edition of Bachelier’s first book. Quarto, bound in contemporary half cloth with the original wrappers and spine strip pasted to the boards. Bachelier considered this work as the first to surpass Laplace’s great treatise Théorie Analytique des Probabilités. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare. Louis Bachelier was a French mathematician credited with being the first person to model the stochastic process now called Brownian motion, which was part of his PhD thesis The Theory of Speculation. His thesis, which discussed the use of Brownian motion to evaluate stock options, is historically the first paper to use advanced mathematics in the study of finance. Thus, Bachelier is considered a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics and stochastic processes. His systematic use of the concept of continuity in probabilistic modeling was, he felt, his major contribution to science. He ?de?fined Brownian motion ?predating Einstein by fi?ve years and discussed the use of Brownian motion to evaluate stock options. Historically, he was the first person to use advanced mathematics in the study of finance and is considered a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics.

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        The Tudor Facsimile Texts. Everyman. Under the Supervision and Editorshop of John S. Farmer. THE EVERYMAN MSS

      Tudor Facsimile Texts,, 1912. Roy, 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with many fine full-page facsimiles in collotype throughout, mounted section titles, interleaved with blanks, free endpapers browned, some light spotting to title and interleaves (not facsimiles), neat ownership inscription on front free endpaper; green cloth, ivory buckram back with printed paper label, uncut, a very good, bright copy. Splendid facsimiles of the two versions in the BM: the complete Scott-printed copy (Huth 32) and (2) the fragment of an edition printed by Pynson (C21. c17). John Alexander (Dept. of MSS), in comparing this facsimile with the original copies, reports that 'it is admirably reproduced, especially in the case of the Pynson fragment which is practically faultless'. EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        Collection of Autograph Letters, signed, to Thomas Seccombe, on the subject of George Gissing

      London, 1912. Comprising: 10 autograph letters, 2 leaves noted by Roberts, and 2 copies of George Gissing letters (in another hand). 8vo and smaller. Swinnerton letters toned, others generally fine. Comprising: 10 autograph letters, 2 leaves noted by Roberts, and 2 copies of George Gissing letters (in another hand). 8vo and smaller. Fascinating group of correspondence on George Gissing, addressed to Thomas Seccombe (1866-1923), who wrote an introduction to The House of Cobwebs (1906) and the Dictionary of National Biography article on Gissing, and had been for many years a literary advisor for the firm of Constable, where he recommended publication of The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft. The letters are transcribed in the issues of the Gissing Newsletter. The George Gissing letters (see no. 7) are known only from these copies. 1) LEE, Sidney. A.L.s ("S. Lee"), 30 May 1906, on Athenaeum letterhead, "Dear Seccombe, I have been reading Geo Gissing with increasing admiration. You have really converted me to belief in him." 2) ROBERTS, Morley. Holograph notes on Gissing and his publications, with reference to an article in Nineteenth Century, Sept. 1906, George Gissing by Austin Harrison; and a summary of Roberts' article in Literature (20 July, 1901). 3) A.W. WARD (1837-1924), professor of History and English at Owens College, then Principal; later vice chancellor of Victoria University, Manchester; and, from 1900, Master of Peterhouse. He conceived of the Cambridge History of English Literature and was a co-editor. It was during Ward's tenure as Principal of Owens in 1876 that Gissing was caught stealing and expelled. Gissing was prosecuted and imprisoned. A.L.s.Seccombe, June 19, [1912?] "I return the Gissing article with many thanks. Part of it is all new to me; my only anxiety was that there should be nothing inaccurate about his Manchester life and troubles. 'Serious trouble' is sufficient on this head. You have no idea (and you must not suppose for a moment that I am speaking of myself, for I am not) how much kindness was shown to him after the collapse, and it might pain some survivors that an impression should remain that he was treated as a pariah." 4) GISSING, Ellen (G.G.'s sister). 2 A.L.s., 7 & 19 June 1912, giving family details, supressing others: "I should certainly make no reference to 'Madame Gissing'. I think it cannot be in any way necessary." 5) GISSING, Algernon (G.G.'s brother). 3 A.L.s., 14 & 18 & 24 June 1912, concerning proofs of the D.N.B. article and factual corrections. 6) SWINNERTON, Frank. 3 A.L.s., 21 & 26 June & 18 August 1912, concerning Swinnerton's critical volume on Gissing for Martin Secker (published 1912), Seccombe's D.N.B. article, and thanks for the loan of the original manuscript of it. 7) GISSING, George. Copies (in different hands) of 2 A.L.s. to James Payn, editor of the Cornhill and reader for of Smith, Elder: 25 Nov. 1887, "The phrase is an affected one ... I was given to such things just at that time"; 7 Aug. 1891, about the sale of the copyright of Godwin Peak (later published as Born in Exile) and also discussing the financial failure of New Grub Street. Gissing Newsletter 13:4 (Oct. 1977) & 14:1 (Jan. 1978)

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        Sierra Buttes Gold Mining Co. Gummed Stub File of Receipts 1890-1896

      Sierra City, CA: . Sierra City, CA. Good with no dust jacket. Quarter Leather. Gummed stub file used as a receipt book with cloth boards and leather spine with gilt lettering "Letters." Rubbing on spine, edges, and corners. Sunning and soil on boards, top corner front torn at joint. Patterned pastedown endpapers with sunning and sticker with the stub file company's product information. Several blank lined ledger sheets at the back with alphabetical tags. Gum tabs all tight in spine and all receipts are gummed in. Receipts for materials purchased by the Sierra Buttles Gold Mining Company of Sierra City, California for miscellaneous goods and services (lumber, nails, candles, stamps, freight, oil, etc. ) with a number of receipts from the Wells, Fargo, & Co.' s Express for transport of gold bullion, addressed to William Johns in San Francisco. The Sierra Buttles Mine operated from the time of the California Gold Rush until 1912. Gold-bearing quartz ledges were discovered in 1850, and first developed by the Reis brothers of San Francisco. By 1866 two mills were processing the ore produced from three ledges. An English syndicate purchased the mine by 1870, and by 1882 the mine had produced over 7 million dolllars of gold. In 1904 E. A and J. O. Hayes bought the operation and built a cyanide plant to enhance gold recovery. By 1907 profitability was questionable, and in 1912 what was once the major gold producer in the area was shut down. Today no sign of the mine's facilities remain. Examples of suppliers from receipts include Golden Gate Woolen Manufacturing Co. , Downieville Foundry and Machine Shop, California Perforated Screen Company, and Joel Champion--Dealer in Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Furnishing Goods In Late Styles aned Low Prices. Receipt dates are from 1890-1896. ; 4to11" - 13" tall .

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