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        The Big Book of Fables

      London: Blackie & Son Limited,, 1912. Edited by Walter Jerrold and Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Large octavo. Original red cloth, titles and elaborate decoration to spine and front board gilt, all edges gilt, pictorial endpapers, title page printed in red and black. Colour frontispiece and 27 other plates, black and white illustrations in the text by Charles Robinson. Spine a little faded, extremities rubbed, faint dampstaining to boards, light sporadic foxing to contents. An excellent copy. First Robinson edition, first impression. Laid in is an additional colour plate of "The Fox and the Grapes".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      BULL, RENE. (BULL,RENE)illus. ARABIAN NIGHTS. NY: Dodd Mead, no date circa 1912. Thick 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), blue gilt decorative cloth, pictorial paste-on, 298p. although not a first edition it is a FINE COPY IN THE RARE ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER (dw with a few archival mends on verso). Illustrated by Bull with 10 magnificent, rich, tipped in color plates on heavy stock (with tissue guards) plus 98 black and whites as well as head-pieces. LAID IN IS AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY BULL PLUS A 2-PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER INCORPORATING 3 PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. The watercolor depicts a Turkish looking man in a turban, clothed like a character from the Arabian Nights. The image measures 2" wide x 5 1/8" high on board 5 x 6 1/2", signed "With my love from Rene Bull." There is also a pencil drawing of an Arab man and a dog which has "5 minute sketch - Jack Hassall" on the verso. The chatty letter was written to Jack [John Hassall] who was just home from a trip apparently to Australia with his wife Olivia (Bull writes " I hope you have brought back a boomerang"). It is 2 pages written on both sides of one piece of paper. Incorporated into the letter are 3 finished ink drawings of stereotypical Black natives, one playing a drum with bones and the other two dancing. This is a super item and a beautiful version of these tales (See Peppin: Fantasy p. 116-17).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      various publishers 1912 - Bound volume containing nine offprints, all relating to physics, some of them exceptionally rare and important. Perhaps the most remarkable inclusion is IRVING LANGMUIR'S decisive contribution to the development of the electric lightbulb: 'Tungsten Lamps of High Efficiency', parts I and II (1913). The other offprints are: NIELS BOHR, 'On the Application of the Quantum Theory to Atomic Structure' (1924); E.W. HOBSON, 'Mathematics, from the Point of View of the Mathematician and the Physicist' (1912); J.H. JEANS, 'The Nebular Hypothesis and Modern Cosmogony' (1923); ERWIN FREUNDLICH, 'The Foundations of Einstein's Theory of Gravitation', with a preface by Albert Einstein (1920); G.A. HEMSALECH, 'Laboratory Methods of Producing Light Radiations by Thermal, Chemical and Electrical Means, and their Bearing on Astrophysical Problems' (1917); ZAY JEFFRIES, 'The Trend in the Science of Metals' (1924); R.A. MILLIKAN and I.S. BOWEN, 'A Possible Reconciliation of Bohr's Interpenetration Ideas with Sommerfield's Relativistic Treatment of Electron Orbits' (1925); H.A. LORENTZ, 'The Motion of Electricity in Metals' (1925). All are separate publications; the Lorentz paper is a 'confidential advance copy'. Very good condition: in modern cloth binding, with slightly bumped corners; all wraps and covers removed before bindig; internally very good throughout. Provenance: ex libris Franz Sondheimer FRS, with his bookplate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brothers Karamazov

      Macmillan Co, 1912-01-01. Hardcover. Good. New York: Macmillan, 1912. 838 p. Gray cloth with gilt lettering. First American edition, first printing. Good+ condition. No jacket. Clean pages. Hinge at rear split. Cloth worn at head and tail, spine darkened, a few small stains to cloth. A good copy of a rare Russian first, translated by Constance Garnet.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        De inlandsche Kunstnijverheid in Nederlandsch Indie. 3 Bände.

      s-Gravenhage (Den Haag), Mouton, 1912-1916.. Gr.-4°. Mit 147 meist farb. Tafeln und 1040 Textabbildungen. 2 Bll., 204, XL SS.; 2 Bll., 373 SS., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 277 SS., 1 Bl. Rote OLn. mit goldgepr. Titel a.d. Rücken und Vorderdeckeln (Ecken gering gestaucht, fleckig, bei Bd. I Rücken mit kleiner Läsur).. Originalausgabe des Standardwerks über die textile Handwerkskunst in Indonesien. Band I: "Het Vlechtwerk", Band II: "De Weefkunst", Band III: "De Batikkunst". 1927 und 1930 erschienen noch zwei weitere Bände. Das Exemplar aus dem Nachlass des österreichischen Botanikers Hermann Cammerloher (Wien 1885-1940). Cammerloher promovierte 1910 in Wien. Von 1910-1911 botanischer Assistent in Triest, 1911-1913 Assistent am botanischen Institut in Czernowitz. 1914 begleitet er Dr. Otto Porsch auf einer Reise nach Java. 1919-1921 Assistent in Innsbruck. 1921-1924 am "Buitenzorg Botanic Garden" in Bogor, Java. Seit 1924 am Botanischen Institut in Wien. Die drei vorliegenden Bände erhielt Cammerloher als Abschiedsgeschenk von seinen Kollegen am "Buitenzorg Botanic Garden". Im ersten Band ein montiertes Widmungsblatt mit den eh. Unterschriften der Kollegen. Weiters beiliegend ein Widmungsbrief, datiert "Buitenzorg, 11. December 1924". Der große Botanische Garten ist die wohl bekannteste Sehenswürdigkeit Bogors (= Buitenzorg).- Bei Bd. II, S. 353 Eckabriß ergänzt. Innen in sauberem Erhaltungszustand.

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        Eigenh. Portraitpostkarte mit U. ("W. Furtwängler").

      O. O., 1912 [?].. 8vo.. Portrait en face im Halbrofil mit eh. U. auf der Bildseite und verso die Widmung "zur Erinnerung an das Brahmsfest 27-30 V 1912 [?]". - In Bleistift.

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        Lloyd's Register of Yachts Containing Particulars and Distinguishing Flags Yachts and Motor Boats; an Alphabetical List of Owners, with their Addresses; also the Flags of the Principal Yacht and Sailing Clubs, with the Names of the Officers, &c , for the Year 1911 [PUBLISHED 1912]

      Lloyds, London, 1912. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. As is often the case these subscription copies, this being no.1589, are stamped in gold to the front with the original owner's name, in this case 'Lord St. Levan', [Baron St Levan, Sir John St Aubyn], of St Michael's Mount in the County of Cornwall, ancestral seat of the St Aubyn family] Book - [SEE SCAN] in Very Good, bright green boards with bevelled edges, gilt lettering and detail to the front board and all edges gilt - light bumping and light rubbing to the extreme corners and some bumping and light rubbing to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some spotting/browning to the end papers, title pages, the occasional page and first and last couple of pages, some spotting to the rear paste down, a crease to the top corner of the first few pages and to the 'Lloyd's Register Des Yachts' contents page, light marking to the occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. An Attractive Copy of this important reference work. Size: 7.25 inches tall by 9 inches. 1030 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Ships & the Sea; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7538.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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        Eigenh. Portraitpostkarte mit U. ("W. Furtwängler").

      O. O., 1912 [?]. - 8vo. Portrait en face im Halbrofil mit eh. U. auf der Bildseite und verso die Widmung "zur Erinnerung an das Brahmsfest 27-30 V 1912 [?]". - In Bleistift.

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        Liebig-Bilder-Album. Album mit 50 lose eingesteckten Serien a je 6 chromolithographierten Bildern = gesamt 300 Bilder. Meist Serien mit Erscheinungsjahren zwischen 1892 und ca. 1912.

      Liebig - Enthalten sind die folgenden Serien: ( Nummern nach Arnold und Loos ): # 855 = Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg I / # 792 = Berühmte alte Kirchen / # 799 = Eigentümliche Schriftzeichen / # 770 = Handels- und Industrie-Entwickelung / # 813 = Der Kautschuk / # 766 = Entwicklung des Geldwesens / # 595 = Der Handschuh /# 449 = Alphabet IV ( Weibliche Volkstrachten: Hier nur die ersten 6 Bilder ( von 12 ) vorhanden / # 494 = Festlichkeiten im Alterthum / # 559 = Frauengestalten aus Opern Richard Wagner`s / # 505 = Opernszenen V /# 448 = Wasserfälle / # 453 = Berühmte Höhlen / # 523 = Bilder aus dem Seemanöver /# 747 = Französische Kolonien / # 768 = Friedrich von Schiller / # 487 = Cyrano de Bergerac / # 537 = Kulturgeschichtliche Bilder / # 501 = Hochzeitsgebräuche II / # 754 = Reise- und Luxuswagen im Wandel der Zeiten / # 743 = Bilder aus Chile / # 555 = Das Eis / # 625 = Bilder aus Panama / # 744 = Blumenfeste II / # 543 = Samoa / # 493 = Fasanen / # 757 = Tierleben im Wasser / # 504 = Kriegführung im Mittelalter / # 741 = Afghanistan / # 678 = Brunnen-Arten / # 389 = Ausländische Culturpflanzen / # 738 = Stammburgen / # 700 = # Aus der Blütezeit mittelalterlicher Städte / # 237 = Zur Geschichte der Schrift I ( Ideographische ) / # 848 = Die Königin von Saba / # 861 = Tierverehrung / # 880 = Länder romanischer Sprache / # 851 = Das Leben des heiligen Ludwig / # 883 = Richard Wagner / # 849 = Korsika / # 870 = Bergbahnen / # 884 = Das Rittertum im Mittelalter / # 894 = Zur Geschichte des Bieres / # 877 = Italienische Zwingburgen / # 879 = Krone und Krönungen / # 889 = Verdi in seinen Hauptwerken / # 900 = Denkwürdige Ereignisse aus der Geschichte Siziliens / # 886 = Die sechs Bergzonen / # 872 = Bilder aus Palästina / # 881 = Oesterreichische Volkstrachten und Städte. Zusammen in einem gold- und blindgeprägten Oln-Album mit Deckelaufdruck *Liebig-Bilder-Album*. Bildernummern und Titel nach dem Loos *Liebig-Bilder Sammelkatalog* und Arnold-Katalog ermittelt. Einige Bilder gering fleckig, einige Bilder leicht berieben, einige Bilder mit angeknickten Ecken, 2 Bildchen etwas beschädigt. Einige Kartonträgerseiten an den Einsteckhülsen beschädigt, einige Seiten mit Randläsionen oder mit kleinem Einriß. Das Album etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils leicht bestoßen. Ansonsten insgesamt guter Zustand, sowohl was die Bilder als auch was das Album angeht. ( Gewicht 1450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit Blick auf Ort und Kloster.

      . Aquarell von Josef Marschall, um 1912, 30 x 47,5 cm.. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Taft looks forward to the upcoming election of 1912 and "? the recent victory for constitutional government ? I am very hopeful of the result in November, but whatever happens we have fought a good fight for the country?s sake already and have won.?

      Washington, June 26, 1912. 7" x 8.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ?Wm H. Taft? as President, 1page, 7"" x 8.75"" on White House letterhead, Washington, June 26, 1912 to ?Dear Mr. Glaser? regretting his inability ?... to be present at the Ratification Banquet ..."" Light soiling, usual folds, else very good condition. Taft writes in full: ""I deeply regret my inability to be present at the Ratification Banquet on Saturday Evening next. It would be a great pleasure to rejoice with you and my many friends over the recent victory for constitutional government that was won at Chicago. I am very hopeful of the result in November, but whatever happens we have fought a good fight for the country?s sake already and have won.? Only days before Taft wrote to Glaser, the Republican National Convention had nominated him to run for a second term as President. Taft?s victory in Chicago was marred by the defection of Theodore Roosevelt, who challenged Taft for the nomination. Roosevelt had come to the convention holding the majority of delegates chosen in the primaries, but Taft managed to secure most of the uncommitted delegates to secure the Republican nod. In protest, Roosevelt, bolted from the party to run as the independent ?Bull Moose.? In the ensuing general election, Taft and Roosevelt split the Republican vote allowing Woodrow Wilson?s victory in November. Taft was a champion of the Sixteenth Amendment which granted Congress the right to enact a federal income tax: hence his reference to a ?Ratification Banquet."" Taft proposed the amendment on June 16, 1909 in an address to Congress in which he requested passage of a 2% federal income tax on corporations, together with the amendment that would give it constitutional legitimacy. The amendment, which was characterized by its opponents as an attack on states' rights, took nearly four years to pass. At the time of Taft?s writing, only 33 states had approved the amendment, and 3 were still needed to secure ratification. Ratification came on February 3, 1913, when Delaware approved the measure. Including this letter only 7 ALsS of Taft as President have appeared at public auction over the last 40 years, and only 4 of those were accomplished on a single page. This letter last sold individually at Sotheby's in 1977."

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        HaSepher Tehilim - This book the Psalms of King David Written by Hand.

      Chicago, Illinois 1912 - Facsimile edition) Hebrew title with scribe's hand at center. Additional title in English with American flag. Photographic portrait of Weinberg displaying the manuscript. Four illustrated divisional titles. This Psalter is a lithographic reproduction of Morris Weinberg's illustrated manuscript. It contains, in addition to the Psalms, various special prayers. Numerous delightful illustrations within the body of the calligraphic Hebrew text. Page of approbations, list of subscribers and memorial tablet on last page. 108, [2] Pages. Enchanting example of American-Jewish Folk Art. A most unusual volume. See Jewish Museum catalogue, The Jewish Heritage in American Folk Art (1984), number 90; and J. Ungerleider-Mayerson, Jewish Folk Art (1986), page 34. "Weinberg's illustrations are drawn from the Psalms themselves as well as from the traditional themes of Jewish folk art" (Kleeblatt and Wetkin, 97, number 90). For an illustration of the American flag, see page 4. Chicago is recorded as the imprint place because it was copyrighted there. Deinard, in his Kohelet America does not record the author's portrait, which appears here. Pointed text. Very attractive original boards. Front board gilt borders and lettering, backboard blindtooled. Spine expertly repaired and most attractive. Additional images available. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Adam Opel und sein Haus - Fünfzig Jahre der Entwicklung 1862 - 1912

      Verlag Hauserpresse Frankfurt am Main Erscheinungsjahr 1912 - Format Querfolio 121 (2) S. mit ca. 200 zumeist kleinen (einige halb- und ganzseitig) Abbildungen, diese zeigen zum größten Teil die Produkte des Hauses Opel und davon wiederum zeigen die meisten Abbildungen Automobile bzw. Details von diesen, Originalbroschur mit Deckeltitel, Ränder leicht bestoßen, Buchblock jedoch fast neuwertig! = Seltene Festschrift des Fahrrad- und Automobilherstellers, der sich auch mit Näh- und Landwirtschaftmaschinen einen Namen machte = [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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        Gesammelte Werke in zwei Abteilungen. Erste Abteilung: Die erzählenden 3 Bänden. Zweite Abteilung: Die Theaterstücke in 4 Bänden.

      Berlin, Fischer 1912.. Erste Werkausgabe. WG² 30. 7 Bände. 317, 386, 460 S. (1. Abt.); 439, 420, 347, 423 S. (2. Abt.). Braune Oldr. mit ornament. Rücken- und Deckenvergold., RSchild und KGoldschnitt. Leicht berieben. Rücken aufgehellt. Insgesamt schöne und stabile Exemplare. Dekorative Ausgabe.. Mit einem Portrait von Schnitzler in Bd. 1 der Erzählenden Schriften.

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        The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe Include The Bells, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, Dreams, etc With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      New York: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. (1912)., 1912. First Dulac Illustrated Edition. Quarto. Bound in recent black half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spine, marbled boards. Publisher's original blue and black embossed upper board with gilt titles bound in at rear, decorative original bell motifs end papers bound to front. Illustrated with 28 colour plates and several sepia tinted headpieces. One plate, Olalume, with a small waterstain, marginal only, to inner upper corner. A handsome copy.

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        The Night Land

      London: Eveleigh Nash. 1912., 1912. First edition. Octavo, pp. ix, 583, 16 of ads. Publisher's red cloth with blind stamped decoration to front and rear, gilt titles to front and spine. Now housed in a recent Morocco spined fleece lined clamshell box. Occasional light spotting throughout the textblock, area of rough paper to the rear pastedown where a bookplate or similar has been removed. Slight lean to the book. Both front and rear boards show some signs of wear with marking and some bumping to corners. Spine shows quite heavy marking and staining with the gilt faded to white, both front and rear outer joints beginning to go. Overall a very good copy.

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        Gurre-Lieder von Jens Peter Jacobsen (Deutsch von Robert Franz Arnold) für Soli, Chor und Orchester... Partitur. [Full score]

      Wien-Leipzig Universal-Edition [without PN] [after November 8, 1912]. Large folio. Modern quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, original publisher's light green printed upper wrapper bound in. 1f. (title within decorative art nouveau border printed in sepia), [1]-179, [i] (blank) pp. Printed on coated paper. A facsimile of the autograph full score, including facsimile signature and date to last page: "Arnold Schönberg Zehlendorf 7. November 1911." With printed titling to upper wrapper: "Gurre-Lieder von Arnold Schönberg Partitur (Facsimile der Handschrift) Universal-Edition No. 3697." Inscription in purple ink to upper right corner of title: "Meinem lieben Richard freundschaftlich Februar 1927 Fritz Soot." Former owner's signature in blue ink to lower right corner of title: "Richard Kraus 1927." Page 107 (between parts 2 and 3) blank, as issued, except for pagination. Upper wrapper slightly browned and stained, professionally repaired; lower lacking. Minor repairs to edges of final leaf.. First Edition, later issue. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 78-79. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 37-38. The piano-vocal score, prepared by Alban Berg, first appeared in 1913 (U.E. 3696). An engraved full score in large format, including a number of corrections, was published in 1920 (U.E. 6300). First performed in Vienna on February 23, 1913, with Franz Schreker conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Choir and the Wiener Konzartvereinsorches Fritz Soot (1878-1965) was a German tenor. After singing a minor part at the world premiere of Strauss's Elektra (1909), he emerged as a leading singer in the 1910s. He took major parts in operas then new, including Mephistopheles in Busoni's Doktor Faust and the Tambourmajor in Berg's Wozzeck. He performed Schoenberg as early as 1913 (Vossische Zeitung, Berlin, November 17, 1913), and was considered for the part of Waldemar at the world premiere of the Gurrelieder (Schoenberg's letter to Soot of November 18, 1913). It is not known whether he sang the part on a later occasion. Richard Kraus (1902-1978), a German conductor, spent his entire career in his native country; in 1927, he took his first appointment in Kassel. "In March 1900 Schoenberg began setting Jens Peter Jacobsen's Gurre-Lieder as a song cycle for voice and piano, for entry in a competition... However, Schoenberg soon saw wider possibilities in the text... He therefore decided to connect the songs he had already composed (those in the first two parts of the finished work) with symphonic interludes and set the whole poem as a vast cantata employing several soloists and a huge chorus and orchestra. The work depicts the love of King Waldemar and Tove under the Tristanesque imminence of death, Waldemar's blasphemous defiance of God after Tove's death, the nightly ride at the head of a ghostly retinue to which the king's restless spirit is subsequently condemned, and its dismissal by the summer wind at the approach of day. Schoenberg encompassed all this in a series of tableaux of extraordinary magnificence." O. W. Neighbour in Grove online The Danish poet Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885) wrote his Gurresange in 1871. The German translation is by Robert Franz Arnold (1872-1938).

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        The Tragedie of Anthony and Cleopatra. 1623.

      Hammersmith, Doves Press 1912.. Gr.-8° (23,8 : 17,0 cm). Originalpergamentband, 6 nn. Bll., 140 SS., 8 nn. Bll. (Colophon, Verzeichnis der Korrekturen, errata, le. 6 we.).. Eins von 200 Exemplaren auf Bütten. Sazanordnung: William Jenkins, Druck von H. Gage-Cole und Albert Lewis. Druck in Rot und Schwarz, mit einer großen Initiale auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen. Flexibler Originalpergamentband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel (signiert: The Doves Bindery). Gedruckt wurde der Band im Sommer 1912, ausgeliefert erst im Frühjahr 1913. Textgrundlage bildete der First Folio von 1623, nur ganz offensichtliche Druckfehler wurden korrigiert (am Ende entsprechendes Verzeichnis). "... most of the Doves Press books were simply bound in vellum." (Arts And Crafts Museum). Tidcombe DP29. - Tomkinson 57, 31

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        Ranunkeln und Anemonen.

      1912 1912 - Farbholzschnitt, 1912, (Schwarz, Orange, Gelb, Grün, Blau, Violett), auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, signiert, von anderer Hand betitelt und als Handdruck bezeichnet. Darstellungsgr. 32,7 : 36,7 cm, mit schmalem Rändchen. Schmaler Lichtrand; obere Ecken etwas faltig. Merx 225. Thiemann war ein Schüler von F. Thiele (1868-1945) in Prag. Mehrere Reisen unternahm er nach Europa. In Liebotz bei Prag bildete er 1906-1908 eine Ateliergemeinschaft mit W. Klemm (1833-1957). 1908 zog er nach Dachau.

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        Alexander's Bridge

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1912. Octavo. Original pale purple cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. Spine a little faded and rolled, pencil marks on top-edge, small stains on fore-edge, small mark on title page. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Doctor George Merritt, from his friend, Willa Sibert Cather". The author's first novel, the story of an engineer torn between love for his wife and the woman he had loved during his youth, "neatly plotted with London and Boston settings in imitation of Henry James" (DAB).

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        The Trilogy of Desire: The Financier, The Titan, and The Stoic

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912-1947 First editions of each novel in the author's acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, 3 volumes. The Titan is inscribed by the author on the title page, "For the Boyd's- go then or you or ye- and do like mine This book is all about money Dreiser May-1924." The Titan is in near fine condition with some toning to the spine and some rubbing to the bottom cloth. The Financier is in very good condition with rubbing to the extremities. The Stoic is fine in a near fine dust jacket. Particularly uncommon signed and inscribed. The Trilogy of Desire is the acclaimed series of novels about the mogul Frank Cowperwood, a businessman based on the real-life streetcar tycoon Charles Yerkes. In the first novel, Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money by buying cheap soaps on the market and selling them back with profit to a grocer. Later, he gets a job in Henry Waterman & Company, and leaves it for Tighe & Company. He also marries an affluent widow, in spite of his young age. Over the years, he starts misusing municipal funds with the aid of the City Treasurer. In the second novel, already rich, Cowperwood moves to Chicago with his new wife Aileen. He decides to take over the street-railway system. He bankrupts several opponents with the help of John J. McKenty and other political allies. In the Stoic, the conclusion to the trilogy, and already a respected Tycoon, he decides to move to London, England, where he intends to take over and develop the underground railway system.

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

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1912., 1912. First Edition with author signature added. Octavo. pp. vii, 319. With 5 monochrome plates featuring illustrations of dinosaurs and landscapes. Also featuring the signature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle pasted to the front paste down end paper. In maroon morocco leather binding of W. Perkins Bull, K.C., a notable Canadian book collector. Gilt titles to spine and gilt flower medallion stamped to front board. Top edge gilt. Binding loose between frontispiece and title page. Spine has seen some wear, with a small tear and some slight flaking. Occasional foxing, mainly to prelims. Professor George Edward Challenger leads a return expedition to a plateau in the Amazon rain forest, where dinosaurs, Cave Men, and other prehistoric creatures are found to be co-existing, cut off from the rest of the world.

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        Little Songs of Long Ago More Old Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by H Willebeek Le Mair

      London: Augener Ltd, c. 1912., 1912. Folio. Publisher's yellow cloth with gilt titles to spine, gilt titles and pasted down colour illustration to upper board. Corners slightly bumped. Pictorial dustwrapper, bright with small chips and tears to edges. 30 (+2) Beautiful full-page colour illustrations to accompany each song. A very good, clean, bright copy, with its original glassine wrap, frayed to extremities, age toned, and with a couple of closed tears. Rare thus.

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      A FASCINATING EARLY STUDY OF CHINESE INSTITUTIONS Shanghai 1912, - Kelly Walsh. Red cloth, very good, 572+81p.,alphabetical index of Chinese characters, co-author V.V.Hagelstrom, College gift book plate,PAYSON J. TREAT COLLECT-ION,small college stamp on title & lower page edge. FIRST ED Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Tragedie of Anthony and Cleopatra. (1623)

      (Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1912).. Limited edition, one of 200 copies on paper from a total edition of 215, small 4to, 140, (4) pp. Sidenotes, stage directions and the characters' names printed in red throughout, Doves Bindery stamp and small bookseller's label to foot of rear paste down. Original limp vellum, gilt title to spine, slight bowing of the covers and a small bump to the top of the upper joint, otherwise fine. Held in a lavish quarto brown morocco folding case lined in light blue suede. Printed from the text of the First Folio. One of four of Shakespeare's plays that Cobden-Sanderson produced at the Doves Press (the others being Hamlet, Julius Caesar and Coriolanus), as well as three volumes of his poetry. Tidcombe 29.

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        SCHWÄBISCH-HALL. "Schwäbisch-Hall (Solbad) - Beim Weiler Tor". Schöne Altstadtansicht mit Fachwerkhäusern.

      - Aquarell von Josef Marschall, um 1912, 47 x 31 cm. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

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        AUGSBURG. "Augsburg - Blick auf den Dom". Ansicht über die Dächer der Altstadt hinweg, links weitere Kirchtürme.

      - Aquarell von Josef Marschall, sign., um 1912, 30 x 47,5 cm. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

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        "Schwäbisch-Hall (Solbad) - Beim Weiler Tor". Schöne Altstadtansicht mit Fachwerkhäusern.

      . Aquarell von Josef Marschall, um 1912, 47 x 31 cm.. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

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        "Augsburg - Blick auf den Dom". Ansicht über die Dächer der Altstadt hinweg, links weitere Kirchtürme.

      . Aquarell von Josef Marschall, sign., um 1912, 30 x 47,5 cm.. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Ehrlich").

      Frankfurt a. M., 4. XII. 1912.. 1 S. 4to.. An den österreichischen Pathologen Richard Kretz (1865-1920), seit 1910 Professor in Würzburg: "Sehr geehrter Herr Kollege! Ich muss sehr um Entschuldigung bitten, dass ich Ihr freundliches Schreiben vom 25. Nov. nicht früher beantworten konnte, weil ich einige Tage verreist war. Das Attest für Herrn Dr. [Konrad] Helly stelle ich gern aus und erlaube mir, es gleich beizufügen [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse; ohne das erwähnte Attest. - Für seine Leistungen auf dem Gebiete der Immunologie hatte Ehrlich 1908 den Nobelpreis für Medizin erhalten.

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        Karakoram And Western Himalaya 1909 An Account of the Expedition of H.R.H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abbruzzi.

      London, Contable and Company Ltd, 1912.. First Edition; 4to; pp. xvii, 469; frontispiece, 25 b/w photographic plates, 5 double b/w photographic plates, 2 colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations within text, appendices, indices; in portfolio volume: 16 page list of illustrations and index, 16 loose folding plates, 3 large loose folding maps; rebound in modern green cloths, titles lettered in gilt on spine of both volumes, some pages at rear of first volume unopened, minor bumping to corners, otherwise a very good set. Translated into English by Caroline de Filippi nee Fitzgerald and H.T. Porter. The illustrations from the photographs taken by Vittorio Sella, Member of the Expedition.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens From The Little White Bird

      Hodder and Stoughton, London, [1912]., 1912. FIRST EDITION thus. 4to., with 50 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues, and numerous black and white illustrations. Publisher's gilt decorated bright green cloth. A very clean copy indeed; free from the usual foxing, no inscriptions. The plate at p.30 is misbound and situated before the list of illustrations (slightly creased at fore-edge). Cloth is fine but for a few faint marks to boards and slight sunning of backstrip. A most attractive copy. The Best Edition, being the first edition to have full page black and white illustrations and the first to have the plates bound in order. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        THE LOST WORLD [Large Paper Issue]

      1912. [one of only 190 copies] Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger... London New York Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. Original light blue cloth blind-stamped with dinosaur footprints. First Edition, large paper issue (published on the same day as the trade edition). This was Doyle's first Professor Challenger science fiction tale: the exploring party ventures to a lost plateau deep in the South American jungle, where dinosaurs still reign. Both the movie "Jurassic Park" and the television series "The Lost World" owe much to this book. It was one of Doyle's favorite books; he based the character of and appearance of Professor Challenger partly upon Professor Rutherford (whom he had known at Edinburgh University) and partly upon himself -- though the frontispiece portrait of Challenger looks more like a Neanderthal than either gentleman.~On October 15, 1912, the trade edition of 10,716 copies was published (colonial copies are believed to have come a few weeks later); but also on October 15, of the 1,000 "Presentation" large-paper copies that had been printed, the 190 that had been bound (in this light blue cloth) were likewise published. It would not be until 1914 and later that the other 810 copies would be bound up in light BROWN cloth, and would be issued with a Henry Frowde title page (and with Frowde's name added to the spine; the last copies issued read "Milford" on the spine instead).~In addition to the larger size and the unusual dinosaur-footprint binding, this edition has some additional features not in the trade edition. The endpapers are photograph-pictorial, from the illustration of the distant view of the lost world's plateau. The illustrations, rather than being mere inserted plates, are tipped onto printed heavy brown leaves -- and there are more of them: whereas the trade edition has eight plates, this edition has thirteen -- including three in color.~This is a near-fine copy of a book quite difficult to find in desirable condition. There is scarcely any external wear, except that the gilt lettering varies in brightness (the spine cloth is lightly faded, and there is a trace of cover dustiness, but neither is serious). The pictorial endpapers remain intact, despite the volume's considerable heft. All of the plates' tissue guards are present (some are creased and one has a small tear). In all, being one of only 190 copies, this is a highly-desirable copy -- of what is often regarded as Doyle science fiction at its best. Green & Gibson A37c.

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        The Moon Endureth. Tales and Fancies

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1912., 1912. First Edition, SIGNED dedication to: 'C.D. Carpenter / from / John Buchan' and dated 'May 1, 1912' in ink to first free end paper. 8vo; pp.324 + 4 (ads) + 64-page catalogue dated 12/11. A sound and tight copy in publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Light foxing to fore edge and to a couple of pages; inner hinges starting. Gilt to spine rubbed with head and foot at some point glued to stop wear, although this is not visible. A lovely copy made all the more attractive by the neat signed inscription. A curious collection of strange tales from the acclaimed thriller writer and creator of gentleman spy Richard Hannay. See Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [324]

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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] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board in white with white rules and gilt vignette. Spine rolled, contents slightly foxed; an excellent copy. Frontispiece with tissue guard, 7 plates, diagrams in text. First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel. Green & Gibson A37.

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      Harting, Petersfield, Hampshire: The Pear Tree Press, 1912. original cloth-backed boards. Pear Tree Press. 4to. original cloth-backed boards. (vi), 82 pages with 21 separate plates of illustrations. No limitation but prospectus states 80 copies only were printed and explains why it came out in 1912 (Xerox of prospectus loosely inserted). Not cited in any of the standard bibliographies. Guthrie has described this edition as follows "Originally begun as a quarterly, and interupted by many causes. The author now offers more than the equivalent of Six parts in one volume at one Guinea." James J. Guthrie (1874-1952), was born in Scotland but moved to London as a child. He founded the Pear Tree Press in 1899 when living at Pear Tree Cottage in Ingrave, Essex, England. He moved several times before settling at Flansham, near Bognor Regis, Sussex in 1907. He was an artist, typographer, and printer with a particular interest in intaglio printing. Many of his titles stressed wood engraving and book plate design. Pagination agrees with that of copies described in WorldCat with the exception that this copy has 21 separate plates (other than frontispiece and title page) rather than the 20 in the WorldCat description. Very minor wear at head of spine and rubbing to covers. Ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper.

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        The Bells and other poems The Bells and other poems by Edgar Allan Poe with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1912]. 1st trade edition, Illustrated, Bell design gilt decoration to the front board and end papers. Visiting card with x-mas 1912 gift inscription tipped to half title page. Marking to the rear board. Some spotting to edges. . Very Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. First Trade Edition. 1912. 4to..

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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]., 1912. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (vii) + 319. With photographic portrait frontispiece of members of the expedition, plates and map. Elegantly hand-bound in full dark blue oasis morocco leather with gilt titles and raised bands to spine; original cover preserved at rear. Top edge gilt. Internally very clean.A fine copy in attractive recent binding. The first Challenger novel, in which our hero travels to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls and ape men could still exist. Green & Gibson A37. Also Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.

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        De Re Metallica

      London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. One of 3000 copies. Translated by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts from the first Latin edition of 1556. [iv], xxxi, [i], 640, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Publisher's vellum over boards, spine titled in black. Joints cracked, covers soiled, offsetting from morocco booklabel onto facing page, else fine. In a custom vellum-backed slipcase and chemise. Inscribed by Hoover to Adolph Lewisohn The Herbert Hoover translation of the classic work on mining and metalurgy. This copy inscribed by Hoover to mining magnate Adolph Lewisohn, "To Adolph Lewishon [sic] Esq, With compliments of HC Hoover." Lewisohn (1849-1938) was a German-born investment banker, cooper mine owner, book and art collector, and philanthropist. He made significant contributions to Columbia University and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He was friendly with Presidents Coolidge and Hoover and took an automobile trip through England with the latter in 1908. A superb association.

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        The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

      London: The Medici Society Ltd., 1912. Small quarto. xvii, 113pp. Out of an edition of 512, this is number two of twelve printed on vellum. Illustrated with twelve mounted color plates by Sir William Russell Flint. These reproductions of watercolor paintings were originally grouped together at the back of the book, but were distributed throughout the text in their relevant places when it was rebound. Together with an additional portfolio of twelve duplicate plates. The text was written by Charles Kingsley -- priest, historian, writer, and early supporter of evolution. Within, he tells the tales of Perseus, the Argonauts, and Theseus, for "there are no fairy tales like these old Greek ones, for beauty, and wisdom, and truth, and for making children love noble deeds, and trust in God to help them through."This volume features a designer binding by Lester Capon. Trained in the art of bookbinding by James Brockman, Capon is known for employing traditional bookbinding methods and materials within a modern context. Bound in green goatskin, with multi-colored and hand-stained leather and paper inlays and gold tooling. At the center of the spine extending over both covers is a circular design filled with small curved gold lines and dots and multicolor circular inlays; at the center, like the boss of a shield, the gilt title rests on a red circle. In the background, inlays and gold tooling resemble a field of stars and planets, and undulating navy lines run lengthwise across both covers. Capon says of the design: "The central massing of gold and coloured inlays is mainly based on shields, but I don't do 'literal' or illustration, so it's invented and imagined. Or it could be the sun! - the presence of ancient gods is prevalent and relevant, which is why, also, the hand stained inlays are suggestive of the heavens." Sewn silk endbands, orange Finnish reindeer suede doublures, and Ingres endpapers in harvest gold and merlot. T.e.g. Housed in felt-lined, cloth-drop back box in gray-blue with restraining wedge and a separate compartment for the cloth folder containing the additional plates. Extremely fine.

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        TEGERNSEE. Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit Blick auf Ort und Kloster.

      - Aquarell von Josef Marschall, um 1912, 30 x 47,5 cm. Josef Marschall und sein jüngerer Bruder Vinzenz schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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