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        [Signed etching]: Serenade (aka: The Laggard in Love)

      [No place: no publisher]. 1912. Etching on thin laid paper. Image size 3" x 5.25" on 8" x 10.5" sheet. Plate mark. Pinholes around outer edges of sheet, else fine. An etching by John Sloan from a projected edition of 100, of which only 90 were printed (Morse 159). Signed in pencil in the lower right corner by Sloan. An estimated 3500 impressions of this etching were used as the frontispiece to Thomas A. Daly's book Madrigali (Philadelphia, 1912), a collection of Italian dialect verse. This particular etching is from the personal collection of the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        THE NIGHT LAND: A LOVE TALE

      Eveleigh Nash, London 1912 - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] 11-583 [584: printer'simprint] + [16]-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. Issued with and without publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, no priority, this copy has the catalogue. ".Hodgson's quintessential work of fantastic imagination. Although it is science fiction, Hodgson, in his evocation of The Last Redoubt of human civilization, sustaining itself against perpetual siege by other-dimensional malignity, has created a mood of soul-threatening damnation that transcends all earlier works of Satanism, witchcraft, werewolves and vampires combined."- Sam Moskowitz (introduction to The Dream of X by Hodgson, p. 9). "An extraordinary fantasy of the time when the sun is dead and mankind maintains itself in two vast metal pyramids."-Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 41. ".as a visionary phantasmagoria it is without parallel."- Barron (ed.), Fantasy Literature 3-178. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-99. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 94. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 817. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1105. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 28. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 426. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 114-15. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 574. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 498. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1105-10. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-110. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07287. A very good copy, W. H. Smith library label to front paste-down, previous owners blind stamp to front free end paper, some foxing throughout, top edge dust soiled, corners soft, some small soil spots to front cover, spine color somewhat age faded with the spine lettering of the publisher perished, title and author lettering tarnished, A solid copy of an important work. (9000) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Palestine et Syrie avec les Routes Principales a Travers la Mesopotamie et la Babylonie. Manuel du Voyageur.

      . 4th edit. Leipzig 1912. With 21 maps, 56 plans og 1 panorama of Jerusalem. C + 458 pp. Publisher's cloth..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Olvaszott sók és fémek kölcsönös viselkedésér?l. [On the Interactions of Molten Salts and Metal.]

      Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. (Offprint of the "Mathematikai és Természettudományi értesít?.), Budapest 1912 - 664-672 p. George Charles de Hevesy (1885-1966) was a radiochemist, Nobel laureate. He earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1943 "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes". Cover sunned, chipped at extremities. Otherwise in fine condition.

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        The Complete Works of John Ruskin in 39 volumes. The Library Edition. Edited by E.T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn

      George Allen and Unwin, 1903 - 1912. - The Library Edition of the complete works of John Ruskin completed in 39 volumes over a period of nine years. Comprising the totality of his known works with many letters and previously unpublished material up to that date and forms a tremendous record of the achievement of one of Britain's foremost art critics who was also an accomplished artist in his own right as well as being an important patron, philanthropist and social thinker. Arguably his most important achievements in his lifetime were the championing of the pre-Raphaelites and his important defence of J.M.W. Turner which brought him to prominence early in his life. The edition was the outcome of twelve years work by Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, although Cook completed the bulk of the editing. The aim of The Library Edition was to provide the complete works of Ruskin both literary and artistic, in uniform volumes. The edition was undertaken by Messrs. George Allen, Ruskin's publishers. Illustrated by 820 wood blocks and 990 full-page plates with 120 facsimiles of MSS., the edition includes 269 plates of Ruskin's own drawings of which 200 had never before been published. Portraits of Ruskin are used as frontispieces to some of the volumes. The press work was carried out by Messrs. Ballantyne of Edinburgh, and the weight of type amounted to nine tons, whilst the printing ink weighed 1800lbs. Printed on hand-made, linen rag paper (about 87tons) with a double watermark of Ruskin's monogram and seal. The edition consisted of 2062 sets, of which 2000 were available for sale to subscribers for the full set. The first volume was published on 27 March 1903. George Allen did not live to see the completion of the edition dying on 5 September 1907, his children taking over the firm. A Fine set in publisher's deluxe full stamped morocco binding, unused and completely unopened. This binding is unrecorded in James Dearden's Monograph on the Library Edition and as far as I can trace has only appeared twice at auction in the last 50 years; once in the early 1970's and again in 2003. The front and rear boards are a reworking of the pattern used for the first edition of The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849, designed by W. Harry Rogers and bound by Westleys. However it is here from a completely new die as the stamping is in the negative compared to The Seven Lamps and whilst adhering to the design, it has been rendered more 'Arts & Crafts', the lines cleaner and the illustrations of the animals more stylised. The roundel on the spines encloses a peacock, relating to Ruskin's association with Venice and this appears to be a re-drawing of Ruskin's own drawing which appears in the Library Edition [Volume IX, Plate VIII]. The binder is unacknowledged although a number of loosely inserted slips refer to the morocco supplied by the firm of John S. Deed and Sons. In exceptional condition with only a few very light scuffs and some dustiness, this is as near perfect a set as you could wish for. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Original Fotoalbum aus den Anfängen russischen Militärluftfahrt 1912-1922, zusammengestellt von dem hochdekorierten Piloten und "Flieger-Ass" Jean De Voyod.

      1912-1922.. 76 Original-Fotografien, verschiedene Formate ca. 5 x 8 bis 28 x 19 cm. Auf dem Karton in französischer Sprache bezeichnet. Zwei farbige Zeichnungen. Kunstleder-Fotoalbum, 26,5 x 35,5 cm.. Einzigartiges Dokument der frühen russischen Luftfahrt. Die erste Militärflugschule wurde 1910 in Gattschina (Gatchina) nahe St. Petersburg in Betrieb genommen. Aufnahmen aus den Jahren ab 1912 zeigen das Gelände in Luftaufnahmen sowie die ausländischen Maschinen, die importiert oder in Lizenz in Russland hergestellt wurden: Farman, Albatros - Daimler, Morane-Saulnier, Deperdussin, Nieuport, Caudron. Dokumentiert sind auch zahlreiche verunglückte Flugmaschinen und Bruchlandungen sowie die Taufe einer "Sikorski Ilja Muromez" (Riesenbomber) in Gatchina 1916 und die Verladung einer Maschine an die Front. - Neben dem Albumeigner Jean De Voyod zeigen die Fotos die frühen Flieger des russischen Militärs: Militärpilot und Kapitän der russischen Armee im Ersten Weltkrieg: Jewgraf Nikolajewitsch Kruten (1890-1917); Militärpilot und Ballonfahrer, Planer von faltbaren Flugzeugen: Sergei A. Ulyanina (1871-1921); einen der ersten Organisatoren von Luftbildaufnahmen in Russland: Kapitän Nikolai Danilewski (1885-1938); Flugzeugingenieur Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), der eine Landung demonstriert, die nicht ganz glückt; Pilot und Kapitän Dmitry A. Boreyko (1885-1946); einen der ersten Militärpiloten des russischen Reiches: Christopher Franzewitsch Prussis, der an einem Rekordflug von St. Petersburg nach Kiew mit der "Ilja Muromez" teilnahm zusammen mit seinem Schöpfer Igor Sikorsky als Co-Pilot; Fliegerass Ivan Orlov (1895-1917); Militärpilot Boris Fjodorowitsch Goncharov (1882-?); Militärpilot Andrey Vonlyarlyarsky (1888-?); Militäringenieur und Pilot Felix E. Vernitsky (1888-1915); Kapitän der "Ilja Muromez-IV" Modra Sergey Karlowitsch (1889-1922). Ein Gruppenfoto aus Gatchina 1916 zeigt: Capt. Vensier, Cd. Boreiko, Capt. Klimoff, Capt. Lemanne u.a. Weitere Aufnahmen zeigen Zar Nikolaus II und Großfürst Nikolai Nikolajewitsch; den Trauerzug zur Beisetzung von Lieutenant Meritel 1916 in St. Petersburg am Warschauer Bahnhof; ein signiertes Porträt von A. Kudlayenko, Wladiwostok 1921; Omsk aus der Vogelperspektive und Mukden (Mandschurei) 1923-24. Vorn ist eine große farbige Zeichnung von Ehrenmedaillen 1911-1933 (signiert Jean de Voyod, Berlin 1954). - Jean De Voyod war ein russischer Pilot französischer Herkunft, der am Ersten Weltkrieg teilnahm. 1917 war er Kampfpilot unter Jewgraf Nikolajewitsch Kruten, im Jahr darauf desertierte er von der Roten Armee zu Admiral Alexander Wassiljewitsch Koltschak, der im November 1918 als Kriegs- und Marineminister der in Omsk befindlichen "Sibirischen Regierung" eine Armee rekrutierte. Später wanderte er von Wladiwostok nach China aus, diente bei der Air China, bevor er nach Frankreich ging und Mitglied des französischen Veteranen-Fliegerclubs wurde. Er erhielt eine Vielzahl von Auszeichnungen und Medaillen. - Die Fotos meist in sehr gutem Zustand. Einzigartiges Material zur Geschichte der russischen Luftfahrt. Unikat!

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        Les hydraeroplanes. Etude technique et pratique des aeroplanes marins.

      Paris, Dunod et Pinat, 1912. - 2 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen, VIII Seiten, 2 Blatt, 84 Seiten mit 52 Figuren. Original-Broschur. Frühe Publikation über die Konstruktion von Wasserflugzeugen (hydravion), darunter auch die von Henri Fabre, Curtiss, Burgess, Dufaux, Donnet-Leveque u.a. - Umschlag fleckig, eingerissen und lose. Innen gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anshutz on Anatomy.

      1912. 1912 - Later printing of the 1912 etching. 185 x 226 mm. Morse, no. 155. Unique printer's proof from the second printing of not more than 10 impressions fro, 1986. Initialed and annotated by the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan. With the printer's dry stamp of Stephen Sholinsky. Printed on Rives. Matted. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies

      Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. - 1912. First edition. Complete in four volumes. Ten years in preparation, this set "includes all the important available information bearing upon the topic" (from a contemporary review). Volume 2 with 150 plates showing physical variations and detailing structural parts. One minor bump to the spine of volume one (a binding defect) and some dulling to the spine of volume four, else a fine clean set. Inscribed by all three authors to A.H. Jennings, of the Sanitary Department of the Isthmian Canal Commission (Panama Canal), who contributed "a great deal of additional valuable material". The authors learned a great deal about mosquitoes from that local commission, "which had accomplished such admirable results in the practical elimination of the disease-carrying mosquitoes from the Zone". Laid in is review of this work, published in the April 1913 volume of Science, by T.D.A. Cockerell. A fine copy of this monumental work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens from the Little White Bird

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. viii, [8], 122pp, [4], plates. Original gilt decorated cloth. Spine faded, cloth unevenly faded to covers. Endpaper and edges of text block lightly browned and lightly spotted, text generally clean, a few of the colour illustrations have a hint of spotting to margins, but are generally clean and uncreased, previous owners name to ffep. With fifty tissue-guarded illustrations by Rackham. Second Edition. Hardback. Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to.

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        MR. CHARLES HAWTREY IN A CINEMATOGRAPH VERSION OF A MESSAGE FROM MARS by Richard Ganthony ... Adapted from the Play and Produced by Mr. J. Wallett Waller

      London: The United Kingdom Films, Limited, n.d.. [1912]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] (not paginated),. original pictorial wrappers.. Rear wrapper a trifle dusty, else a near fine copy. Rare. The Currey-. Ordway-Currey copy; we know of no others. (#66890). First edition. This popular play by Richard Ganthony about a visitor with superhuman powers from Mars, first performed in 1899, was filmed and released in 1912. This 8-page "souvenir" booklet includes numerous stills from the film and a one-page synopsis. A novelization of Ganthony's play by Mabel Winifred Knowles writing as "Lester Lurgan" was published by Greening in 1912. See Locke, Voyages in Space 135.

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        MR. CHARLES HAWTREY IN A CINEMATOGRAPH VERSION OF A MESSAGE FROM MARS by Richard Ganthony . Adapted from the Play and Produced by Mr. J. Wallett Waller .

      London: The United Kingdom Films, Limited, n.d. [1912] - Octavo, pp. [1-8] (not paginated), original pictorial wrappers. First edition. This popular play by Richard Ganthony about a visitor with superhuman powers from Mars, first performed in 1899, was filmed and released in 1912. This 8-page "souvenir" booklet includes numerous stills from the film and a one-page synopsis. A novelization of Ganthony's play by Mabel Winifred Knowles writing as "Lester Lurgan" was published by Greening in 1912. See Locke, Voyages in Space 135. Rear wrapper a trifle dusty, else a near fine copy. Rare. The Currey-Ordway-Currey copy; we know of no others. (#66890) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings

      . Full-Leather. A unique look at human sexuality and literary Romantic love in the early part of the twentieth century during the colonial and modernist eras. As noted by the famous French philosopher Michel Foucault in his "repressive hypothesis,” the age of Victorian repression clearly produced non-traditional expressions of lust. The epistolary consists of an original diary and correspondence between two lovers from 1912 to approximately 1916. It is written primarily in English with some excerpts in Italian. The primary diarist is presumed to be an Italian officer during the colonial era of the early 20th century involving Italy, Britain and the "Mad Mullah" in the Benadir region of East Africa. The other correspondent is probably a British lady living in Tuscany at the time. The epistolary includes more than one hundred original drawings of various sexual acts, most of which are in color and include detailed descriptions of the scenes depicted. Some images are watercolors, some pastels, and others are simple pencil sketches. The size and type of paper used varies greatly. The letters were bound at least twice. The current binding is red leather with raised bands on the spine, and gilt decorations on cover and spine. The volume comes in slipcase and it measures approximately 20x30 cm. The first and last few pages have some stains but most of the letters and drawings are remarkably well preserved. Scans of some of the drawings and pages are available on request. ; Curiosa .

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        Campaigns on the North-West Frontier

      John Murray, London, 1912, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionHardcover in original dark rust-colored cloth boards with gilt title on front and spine. No dust jacket. First printing, from 1912. Book is sturdy and clean. with very light wear to boards but no signs of age on the text pages. All five maps are present and pristine in accordion folder on book's rear pastedown page. There are also maps and photos in the book itself. Hinge starting, but binding is still solid. There are some penciled check marks on one page and a newspaper review of the book is affixed to front free endpage (it calls this, the latest volume of the "Campaigns and their Lessons" series, "fully up to the high standard of its predecessors"). The book has long been considered the single best one-volume account of British campaigns against the tribes along India's North-West Frontier 1851-1908, as well as a valuable tool for British medal collectors for its information on the small campaigns of those British and Indian regiments. A very handsome copy of a very scarce title. 413 pp.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        George Meredith : Collected works [Surrey edition, 20 volumes]

      London : Times Book Club 1912 - Description: 20v., fronts. ; 22cm. Contents: Vittoria: volume 2 -- Sandra Belloni: volume 1 & 2 -- Beauchamp's Career: volume 1 and 2 -- Poems: volume 1 & 3 -- The Egoist: volume 1 and 2 -- The Adventures of Harry Richmond: volume 1 & 2 -- Short Stories -- Diana of the Crossways -- Lord Ormont and His Aminta -- One of Our Conquerors -- The Amazing Marriage -- The Tragic Comedians, Essay on Comedy, House on the Beach -- Evan Harrington -- The Shaving of Shagpat -- Rhoda Fleming -- Celt and Saxon. Notes: lacking 4 volumes from set: Poems, vol. 2 -- Vittoria, vol. 1 -- The Egoist, vol. 1 -- The Ordeal of Richard Peverell. Subjects: George Meredith -- Collected works -- English literature -- Victorian novels -- Victorian poetry -- 19th century. Very good copies bound in contemporary gilt-blocked red leather over cloth. Gilt-crossed bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Slight dulling and rubbing to spine bands and panel edges as with age. Some minor surface marks to boards in places. Scattered marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 10 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Romantische Lieder

      Dresden/Leipzig: E. Pierson's Verlag. Oberes und unteres Kapital gering angeplatzt und mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Sonst sehr guter Zustand der überaus seltenen Erstausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Hesse. Mit etwas späterer, handschriftlicher Widmung von Hermann Hesse: "Zur Erinnerung an die Packtage. August 1912. H. Hesse." . Dresden/Leipzig, E. Pierson's Verlag, 1899. 8°. 44 Seiten. Originale Broschur. Oberes und unteres Kapital gering angeplatzt und mit minimaler Fehlstelle. Sonst sehr guter Zustand der überaus seltenen Erstausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Hesse. Mit etwas späterer, handschriftlicher Widmung von Hermann Hesse: "Zur Erinnerung an die Packtage. August 1912. H. Hesse." [Wilpert-Gühring 1]

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        Album of 17 original silver print coaching photographs, upper cover gilt-titled "'All Sport' / Plaza Hotel - Arrowhead Inn - Madison Square Garden / Nov. 23, 1912 / L. Moyes"

      New York, ca. 1912. (COACHING) Oblong 8vo (10 x 13 inches). On front endpaper is pasted the business card of "Haas / Photographer / 546 Fifth Avenue New York City", presumably the studio of Robert Haas, an Austrian-born photographer. Each photo, about 5 x 8 inches, is mounted on hinged card stock on two-color under-mats, protected by glassine sheets--a very attractive presentation. Original blue calf, a little scuffed, bottom of spine worn, else fine. Witkin and London, Photograph Collector's Guide, p. 349 . An album of exceptional interest, recording the excursion of two four-in-hand coaches (one, presumably driven by Mr. Moyes) beginning at the Plaza Hotel entrance, entering and going through Central Park and up Riverside Drive (past the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument) and thence along the Hudson and into the countryside, where they pose by what is presumably the Arrowhead Inn before returning to New York. On some stretches they share the road with automobiles, and there is a particularly fetching scene of one coach and two cars at a suburban intersection under the watchful eye of a mounted police sergeant. As many as ten elegantly-dressed, carnation-wearing passengers are shown seated atop one of the vehicles, which bears the lettering: "Claremont / Washington Heights / New Rochelle / Fordham", suggesting that it may be a public coach. We have been unable to trace Mr. Moyes (he was not, apparently a member of The Coaching Club) but on this outing at least, he and his friends seem to be having a good time while it lasted, before the ubiquitous automobile curtailed the sport on public roads. A SPLENDID PICTORIAL RECORD

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        Two proof plates of the Black-breasted or Northern Buzzard from the "Birds of Australia"

      Witherby & Co,, London: 1912 - A set of two proof plates of the identical bird, with variant species names in the caption. One caption, which is the published print is listed as "Gypoictinia Decepta (Northern Buzzard). The variant plate, not published is "Gypoictinia Melanosterna (Black-breasted Buzzard). A pencilled "240" is lightly erased from the top right corner of one print. The lithographs have original hand color. Paper size 13 3/4 x 9 3/4". Ca. 1912. Mathews published his masterwork "Birds of Australia" from 1910 through 1928. In excellent condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        General Electric Company Engineering Department Technical Letters, General Electric Review & Other GE Technical Issues 1912 to 1927

      Schenectady, NY: General Electric Company, 1912 Schenectady, NY, and other General Electric Offices: various dates, 1912 through 1927. All documents octavo, various page lengths, total number of pages: 667. Enclosed in a General Electric hardcover clasp binder (see scans). All documents are age-toned to one degree or another, otherwise are Near Fine, with the exception of one 8-page separate article reprinted from the Arizona Mining Journal, which has edge tatter. A few pages have the original owning engineer's signature. All but two items are two-hole punched, as issued, for the clasp binder. Included are: 19 Engineering Department Technical Letters (two duplicates) of widely varying length and illustration; 4 same-year reprints from GE's own General Electric Review; 2 General Electric Company Bulletins; 1 General Electric Company Power and Mining Department Bulletin; 1 undated blue-printed technical letter; 1 GE reprint from the Arizona Mining Journal. Please contact us for an Excel spreadsheet with information on all documents. L-fltschc1|~||~| |~||~||~||~||~||~|

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        The Birds of South America

      London: R.H. Porter; John Wheldon and Co. And Taylor and Francis, 1912. Two volumes in one, 1912-1917 - xix, [1], 504pp; [12], 38 plates. Later half morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, authors in gilt to fourth, marbled endpapers. Spine slightly faded, a couple of small ink spots to sixth panel, slightly rubbed. Minor cracking to inner joints, with a slight crack where the plates start, some browning to edges of title, otherwise internally bright and clean. With double page map and thirty-eight colour plates, the original wrappers of part one of the plate volume are bound in at the rear. Nissen, IVB:129. First Edition. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Gronvold, H.. 4to.

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        The Answer. A Philosophical Essay . . . Third Edition--Revised

      Pyrmont [Sydney]:: Printed for the Publisher and Author by A. J. Tomalin, General Printer, 97-99 Pyrmont-street,, 1912.. Stated third edition, though the tangled publication history of Chidley's pamphlet makes priority unclear (see below).. Edges of the boards somewhat rubbed; some spotting and wear to the red cloth spine; some light foxing and browning; a very good copy.. 8vo, original printed red wrappers wire-stitched into a contemporary binding of red quarter cloth and marbled boards, 64 pages. Folding frontispiece (in black and white), illus. The printed red wrappers include the statement "For Circulation Among Adults Only. It is strange we have not thought before that our ugly and violent coition is unnatural. The crowbar has no place in physiology, its place is in physics." A fairly early example of this uncommon, curious and celebrated (or perhaps notorious) pamphlet of sexual reform, written and distributed by the eccentric Australian W. J. Chidley (1860?-1916) whose career as a public crank was fairly launched with the 1911 Melbourne publication of The Answer (with a second Melbourne edition appearing in 1912). As the Australian Dictionary of Biography article on Chidley recounts, he "sold copies to curious passers-by on the footpath. Soon in trouble with the police, he moved on to Sydney. Tall and suntanned, with 'black curly hair going grey', beard and moustache, he wore only a short white tunic, with bare head, arms, legs and feet—he made an immediate sensation. Twice charged with offensive behaviour, he was deemed insane by the Lunacy Court on 3 August 1912 and sent to the Callan Park Mental Hospital. His case was debated in the Legislative Assembly and his defenders raised fundamental questions about the misuse of power to certify. Released conditionally on 1 October, he quickly broke undertakings to dress in men's ordinary costume, and to refrain from addressing meetings in public places and from selling his book in the streets." What troubled authorities about Chidley's message was not so much his message of reform (the vegetarian diet and short tunics were eccentric of course but not criminal) as they were troubled by his claims that coitus as widely practiced was leading to race suicide: "The erection of male organ and forcible entrance is unnatural. The female womb and vagina when active and erect, with the sphincter closed, has the power of sucking the *unerect* penis in, there manipulating it naturally to erection and emission, which is a passing phase normally. This is the simple secret that solves all our troubles." This copy has the violet ink ownership stamp of Jas. R. Scott, Cessnock, 23 Nov. 1912 on both the blank verso of the frontispiece and to the title page (with a faint ghost of Scott's signature dated 22/11/12 on the front wrapper), this suggesting publication (or at least sale) of this copy subsequent to Chidley's release from Callan Park. (Scott was in his own way possessed of certain rough-hewn eccentricities, placing a loaded pistol on the table in front of him as he chaired a meeting in 1925 while serving as president of the Cessnock Shire Council as he asked who wished to second a motion challenging one of his policies; he was forced from office by a mob within three month of taking assuming his seat as Council president.) In any event, Chidley was harassed by authorities, though he doggedly republished The Answer between frequent stints in institutions, until he died in 1916. The bibliographical history of this pamphlet is tangled at best, and several states or issues of the so-called third edition exist; Australian bookseller Richard Neylon graciously allowed this cataloguer to examine his correspondence with compatriot bookseller and Chidley expert Jonathan Wantrup on the very question of the publication history of this so-called third edition--Wantrup argues that his copy of the Sydney third edition, a 66-page version with a color frontispiece, likely has priority, while this 64-page version (which in turn has some distinct if minor variations from the 64-page "third edition" at the National Library of Australia, viz. an entire line moved to another page) with its black and white frontispiece likely follows; later Sydney editions were printed by S. J. Smith and by S. D. Townsend. Wantrup and Neylon both argue convincingly that Tomalin may have left the type standing and run up copies for Chidley as the author had the opportunity and resources to do so; the differences in the frontispiece they suggest might be explained by Chidley having brought a supply of the color frontispieces with him from Melbourne and supplying them to Tomalin until his stock was exhausted and he had the image reprinted in a format better suited to the diminished resources of a persecuted author. This copy includes a few small autograph corrections in the text. Chidley is noted in passing in McCoy's free speech bibliography (though The Answer is not listed) while Schroeder's 1922 free speech bibliography (p. 198) notes, "First edition ordered burnt. Revised edition resulted in several more arrests and a temporary incarceration in lunatic asylum.

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        [Binding, Fine- Riviere] Oxford Book of Verse

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1912. 12mo. A superb boldly gilt-blocked blue morocco binding by Riviere featuring magnificent full morroco doublures, front and back. Doublures consist of entire front and rear panels with red crushed morocco inlay (with 1/4" outside cover morocco in blue as border) and elaborate gilt-tooled geometric and floral designs, silk endsheets. Slight wear along margins of spine, else fine.

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        Bibliothek der Philosophen. Geleitet von Fritz Mauthner. 15 Bände (alles Erschienene).

      München, Georg Müller, 1912-1920,. Gr.-8vo. OHldr. m. Rückenvergoldung u. RSchild. Grünschnitt.. Briefwechsel von Immanuel Kant. 3 Bde. 1912-1913. (Bibliothek der Philosophen, Bde. I, VI und VII). Jacobis Spinozabüchlein nebst Replik und Duplik. 1912. (Bd. II). Schopenhauer. Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. 2 Bde. 1912. (Bde. III und X). Die Schriften zu J. G. Fichte's Atheismus-Streit. 1912. (Bd. IV). Agrippa von Nettesheim. Die Eitelkeit und Unsicherheit der Wissenschaften und die Verteidigungsschrift. 2 Bde. 1913. (Bde. V und VIII). Hebbel als Denker. 1913. (Bd. IX). Kierkegaard. Auswahl aus seinen Bekenntnissen und Gedanken. 1914. (Bd. XI). O. F. Gruppe. Philosophische Werke. I. Antäus. 1914. (Bd. XII). Mandevilles Bienenfabel. 1914. (Bd. XV). Nicolas Malebranche. Erforschung der Wahrheit I. 1920. (Bd. XVI). Kritik der reinen Vernunft von I. Kant. 1920 (Bd. XVIII). - Wenige Bände minimal berieben oder an den Ecken bestoßen, der letzte Band etw. stärker. Sehr schöne, wohlerhaltene Bände, in dieser Vollständigkeit und dem guten Erhaltungszustand von großer Seltenheit.

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        Canada: Her Natural Resources, Navigation, Principal Steamer Lines and Trans-Continental Railways - Prepared for The 12th Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses

      Ottawa The Canadian Federal Department of Marine and Fisheries 1912. "Contains information published for the first time, of navigable distances of lakes and rivers in north-western Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Mackenzie Territory; the draught and number of steamers plying on thoses waters. Similar information is given of the inland waters of British Columbia for the first time. In the description of the Transcontinental and Intercolonial railways much new information appears... Original photographs of various localities were procured from the headquarters of the railways and steamboat lines. The book is copiously illustrated." - A. Johnston, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries. "Intended as a sketch of Canada, for the use of representatives, delegates and members of the XIIth Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, to be held at Philadelphia. Contains information relating to Canada, important lines of communication on this continent, and ocean going steamers, that will be valuable to travellers engaged in business, tourists, sportsmen, yachtsmen, canoeists, surf bathers, and others who may find the means of satisfying any reasonable desire connected with travel, pastime or recreation." - from Introduction. Prior owner's name upon first blank leaf else unmarked. Average wear with the following exception: Affixed to the last leaf is a 35" x 21.5" fold-out map of the Dominion of Canada which shows national rail lines, resource locations, fog signals, lighthouses, wireless stations, and more. Through use, this leaf and the two which preceed it are loose but present. Two-inch opening at base of back cover and backstrip. Also included is a 21" x 17.5" fold-out map entitled "Chart of Radio-Telegraph Stations on the East Coast". Profusely illustrated with often enthralling black and white photography. Attractive gilt lettering upon embossed chocolate brown cover. A magnificent survey of Canada's natural resources and transportation infrastructure in the Pre- World War One era. First Edition Soft Cover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; First Edition. Fair

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        Poster Advertising

      The Promotion Bureau of The Poster Advertising Association printed by Blakely Printing Co. 1912 - (3), 220 p., [24] leaves of plates : ill (some col.) , 21cm x 14cm Original brown cloth spine, brown boards with corners rubbed, and gild type hard to read “Poster Advertising” and brown end papers. Two places internally very slight weaker hinges but holding quite well. Otherwise, overall very good condition of an uncommon to scarce attractive book on the early history of (poster) advertising. About 38 copies located in USA Universities. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) compiled and held the materials that became this collection of poster designs (formerly known as the Outdoor Advertising Sketch Library). Significant Dates in Outdoor Advertising History; 1891 OAAA was founded as the Associated Bill Posters' Association of the US and Canada (ABPA) 1901 Outdoor advertising company Foster and Kleiser opened for business in Portland and Seattle; the company later was known as Patrick Media, then Eller, then Clear Channel 1906 ABPA changed its name to Associated Bill Posters and Distributors of the United States and Canada 1912 Association changed its name to the Poster Advertising Association, Inc. (PAA) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Yearbook of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) Angus Athletic Association (C.P.R.A.A.A.A.) 1912

      Montreal, Quebec The Canadian Pacific Railway 1912. Approximately 268 pages. In 1904 the C.P.R. built its vast Angus Shops machine works at Montreal. In its prime, Angus Shops was North America's largest industrial complex, aside from the Baldwin Locomotive Shops of Philadelphia. In 1908 this facility was hit with a six month strike. The Angus Athletic Association was formed the next year, presumably to ease tensions. First 50 pages comprise the yearbook proper, providing a thorough overview of the Association with excellent photos of its many sports teams. The following 108 pages are made up of alternating pages of portraits of VIPs and wonderful contemporary advertisements by companies doing business with the C.P.R. The remaining 110 pages consist primarily of more advertisements interspersed with some lovely portraits of Canadian geographical features and buildings of note, such as the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. The black boards are adorned with gilt lettering front and back. In fact, the back board is devoted to a C.P.R. advertisement entitled "Get Your Canadian Home From The Canadian Pacific", the text of which explains how the railway is offering agricultural lands along its lines from Manitoba through British Columbia, as well as 'town lots in all growing towns.' The wonderful advertisements in the book are too many to list but highlights include: an illustrated full-page by J.L. Skene Co. Contractors who proudly display a portrait of their recently completed Empress Hotel; a full page illustrated by the Calgary Brewing & Malting Col, Ltd.; a full-page by The Canadian Bridge Company with features a breath-taking black and white photograph of the magnificent Belly River Bridge under construction (this bridge is better known as either the Lethbridge Viaduct or the High Level Bridge at Lethbridge). Average wear. Short openings at front hinge, moreso at back hinge. Inkstamp of the W.A. Jameson Coffee Co. of Victoria, B.C., dated 1912, atop front free endpaper. Prior owner's name in tiny ink letters upon title page. No other markings. Pleasing condition for an item of this vintage. This rare and unique work will appeal to both serious students of C.P.R. history and those interested in the profusion of excellent contemporary advertisements from firms across the land. First Edition Hard Cover 4to - over 9?" - 12" tall; First Edition. Good

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        L'ARCHIVIO SILVESTRI IN CALCIO Notizia e inventario-regesto.

      Torino, Bocca, 1912-1918. In-4 gr., 3 voll., bross., pp. XII,122,(2); XXXII,120,(2); XVIII,170,(2); con compless. 15 tavv. in foto-calcografia, f.t. Questo archivio privato consta principalmente di un fondo di documenti della famiglia Secco che, "antica posseditrice del maniero di Calcio e signora del luogo (dal 1376), lascio' quelle carte nel castello, le quali cosi' - attraverso le varie successioni degli Anguissola, Mosca e Carissimi - pervennero ai Silvestri nel 1862, in forza dell'acquisto dei beni di Calcio". Con cenno storico di Calcio (1146-1891), della famiglia Secco e suoi alberi genealogici. Ediz. di 350 esempl. Intonso, ben conservato.

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        The crock of gold

      Complete with half-title and 2 leaves of advertisements. Original green cloth with title on front cover and spine in gilt. An excellent copy with a light stain on the back cover. Inscribed to (Lady) Frieda Harris from Anna and Charles, 1912 with a note to “read pages 119-120.” First edition of this wonderful fantasy, an Irish fairy tale for adults. According to Graeme K. Talboys of Grumbooks, it is a story that is “comical, witty, philosophical, spiritual, and whimsical, sometimes in a single sentence. It tells of the events set in motion when a philosopher gives advice to a farmer that leads to some Leprechauns losing their crock of gold.” Stephens (1882-1950) “was a poet and novelist whose work is steeped in the folklore and mythology of his native land. Although little known these days, his literary worth was recognised in his lifetime, not just by the public, but his contemporaries in the literary world. Indeed, Joyce asked Stephens to complete Finnegans Wake if Joyce was unable to do so” (Talboys).Lady Frieda Harris (1877-1962) was an artist, occult magician and associate and friend of Aleister Crowley. She is best known for her design of Crowley’s Thoth tarot cards.

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        Fathers of Men

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1912. Octavo (183 × 113 mm). Green crushed morocco presentation binding by Mudie, title gilt to spine, single fillet gilt panel to the boards, title and presentation sentiment - "E.B.H. - E.W.H. 1879-1912" - gilt to the upper board, all edges gilt, wide inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Spine sunned, a little rubbed at the extremities, a scatter of foxing, very good. First edition. A school story by the creator of Raffles. Described in a contemporary review as " a vivid picture of English school life" and "quite unlike anything that he has done before … a boy's tale, not all the readers of which will be boys" (New York times, March 10, 1912). This copy inscribed on the first binder's blank, "To E. B. Hales from E.W. Hornung, Nov. 20 1912," and with a 2-page autograph letter signed to Hales from Hornung presenting the book, "a 'poor thing but mine own' for a wedding offering to such an old Pal …" and reminiscing about school days, " … and whom do you think I am hoping to bring down on Wednesday? Heron ('Johnnie') Eccles! I am sure [your wife] won't mind if you explain that it is a sort of meeting of the 3 Musketeers!" An attractive and pleasing association.

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        Études stratigraphiques sur le Nummulitique Alpin.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1912. 4to. pp. xxx, 662, with 10 plates, 10 large coloured folded maps and many maps in the text. Half cloth. Forming a volume of 'Mémoires pour servir à l'explication de la carte Géologique détaillée de la France'.

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        Photo Album - British Colonial Burma

      Burma, 1912. Upper Burma, 1912. Album of 96 original photographs taken by Bernard Harper Wiles, skilled artist and commanding officer in the British Army, whilst on an Irrawaddy River boat tour, painting the masterpieces for which he is best remembered today. Two of the photographs here liken paintings made in Upper Burma the same year. Contains additional photographs of his subsequent wedding and life in England. Photographs vary in size, most measuring approximately 9 x 14 cm, captioned and numbered. Oblong 8vo. Front board and leafs tattered, lacking rear board, some images faint, otherwise good condition, interesting views from an artist's perspective. Volume measures approximately 23 x 19 x 2 cm, front board inscribed and dated by the artist, and contained in a clamshell archival box for protection. Unusual and enrapturing, this collection of views favours its claimant twice, once by presenting a visual chronicle of a known artist's river journey which formed the setting of his artwork, and twice by containing rare photographs of Burmese natives and their custom. On this journey Wiles made several paintings, some of which have appeared on auction in recent years. In these photographs the artist reveals select locations of these paintings in his captions. At least two of the paintings are related to photographs in this album. Wile's oil painting titled "Burmese women by the Turtle Tank, Rangoon" is an expanded view of a photograph in this album, of the wife of artist Ba Ohn. His watercolour titled "Honham Village, Upper Burma" resembles a photograph herein captioned "Cross over to Palweshee." All or part of the journey was made in the company of a well known Burmese artist named Ba Ohn, who learned painting techniques from Wiles and who is seen in one of the photographs. [Ba Ohn was born circa 1877, taught the art of painting to Ngwe Gaing and Ba Zaw, and was the first Burmese painter to illustrate school textbooks. He was most active and popular circa 1924. He was also a rifleman for the Supply and Transport Corps Regiment No. 065060]. These photographs also show that the artist had setup a studio of sorts in his home in Burma, where he mentored Burmese painters Ba Ohn (ca.1877 - fl.1924) and Maung Maung Gyi (1890-1942), perhaps also selling some of his works there. Wiles also influenced Ba Zaw (1891-1942) who mastered Western-style painting, and who may be the young man assisting and observing Wiles in one of the photographs. The first photographs' caption states that he arrived in Bhamo on Coronation Day, presumably that of King George V, 11 June 1911. He is seen on horseback commanding a cavalry regiment, and includes views of a remote British Army outpost, possibly servicing the Upper Burma Field Force, or the brigades of the British Burma Division. Travelling in a Burmese sampan, his river expedition begins with a ten day campout near Sinkan and a successful fowl hunting excursion. At Shwegu, he prepares his canvas and paints, and is visited by a number of local curious men. Next stops are the village of Katha (known as the real setting of George Orwell's Burmese Days), a place he calls Palweshee, and finally Mandalay - providing a view of the Mahawizaya Pagoda. Back in northern Burma's resource-rich Kachin state, he takes in a jungle hunting expedition, shooting an elephant, a sambhur deer and some birds. He photographs a peculiar rock monunment in the jungle which appears to mark a burial place. Indigenous custom is captured in photographs of a Burmese family at their humble yet pristine home of woven walls built on bamboo stilts, a vendor of ceramic water jugs on his very long and narrow dugout canoe, ox driven carts, various methods of fishing, and views of some riverside villages. Bernard Harper Wiles (1883-1966) was born to a family of innate artists, his father being sculptor Henry Wiles, his grandfather sculptor/marble mason John Wiles. The youngest boy of nine children, his siblings include Walter (W.G.) Wiles and portrait painter Francis Frank Wiles. In his late twenties Bernard was in Burma. For at least two years, 1911-1913, he was painting and teaching the art to certain Burmese men who would reach national acclaim for their work. In 1914 he was painting in the Middle East, North Africa and China. During the First World War, Bernard was an official war artist, mainly stationed in the Middle East, seven of his paintings now being held at the Imperial War Museum in London. The photographs at the end of this album continue in July 1919 when the officer had returned to England, suggesting that his home was in the environs of Withypool near Somerset. Some of his works have been sold at auction, including the latter which was sold at Dreweatts in London 2011. In 2010 Bonham's auctioned "Boats on a Burmese River" which Wiles signed and dated 1913. A Christie's auction held in 2006 sold a painting made by him in North Africa in 1914. . Good.

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        Infections of the Hand. A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Suppurative Processes in the Fingers, Hand and Forearm.

      . Philadelphia and New York, Lea & Febiger, 1912, 8°, XIII, (1), 447 pp., 133 Abb., alter Leinenband; feines Exemplar.. First Edition! - Allen Buchner Kanavel (1874-1938) first edition of his "Infections of the hand" in 1912 was the first comprehensive treatise on hand surgery, and the classic work on tendon and bursal hand spaces relevant to management of hand infections. Kanavel's book "did more to awaken the surgical conscience to the anatomic intricacies of hand surgery than did almost any other single contribution" Bick - Garrison & Morton No.4386.01; Edgar M. Bick Classics of Orthopaedics, No.72

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        RASSOW, Fritz / Burgvogt Baptiste Meunier (Chronist) / Max Schwerdtfeger (Illustration). STELLA - Die unheilige Geschichte vom Grafen Constant und von der wunderlichen Frau Estelle. - Aus der Chronik des Burgvogtes Baptiste Meunier mitgeteilt von Fritz Rassow. Mit Holzschnitten von Max Schwerdtfeger; Anno Domini M.D.CCCC.XII. Beigabe. Die sieben kolorierten Holzschnitte waren scheinbar für das Buch gedacht. Hier nun handelt es sich um einen Vorabdruck vom Verlag auf Büttenpapier die schließlich nicht mit eingebunden wurden. Desweiteren zwei Lagen aus dem Buch. Dabei die Titelseite als Variante. In erschienen Band sind die Holzschnitte nur schwarz weiß.

      Literarische Anstalt Rütten & Loening,, Frankfurt a/M. 1912 - 18 x 14 cm. 231 S. Bücher. 1000 g. GF4. (MGT). Jpg. Guter Zustand / Good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAIDENS FAIR

      FISHER HARRISONILLUS MAIDENS FAIR NYDODD MEAD 1912 1912 FOLIO CL. FISHER, HARRISON. (FISHER,HARRISON)illus. MAIDENS FAIR. NY:Dodd Mead 1912 (1912). Folio, cl. backed bds. with pict. paste-on. Few minor creases to plates, edges rubbed, VG. 1st edition with 12 of 16 magnificent mounted color plates of Fisher's lovely women and with text illus. by T. Hapgood. Rare.

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        BETBÜECHLEIN

      Vienna: (K.K. Hofbibliothek, 1912. cloth, gilt stamping on spine. Miniature Books. 32mo. cloth, gilt stamping on spine. 22 pages; facsimile unpaginated. Text in German. A facsimile of Viennese printer Ludwig Bonnoberger's prayer book of 1607. Presented to a gathering of bibliophiles at the Imperial Court Library on September 29, 1912. Bound in buff cloth with interwoven silver threads. Edges gilt, with two indented circles on each edge. Housed in a scooped out compartment at the back of a parent volume. The larger volume includes a discussion of Bonnoberger's prayer book and miniature books in general. Includes notes from the Hofkammer Archive and a bibliography. Boards of miniature facsimile volume partly detached at spine. Boards of larger volume lightly scuffed at edges.

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        [Photo Album]: Glendale College, Ohio

      Glendale, Ohio. 1912. Oblong octavo. Cloth covered board with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front cover measuring 7" x 10". An assortment of 155 sepia toned and black and white photographs measuring roughly 3.5" x 2.5" with some variation affixed to stiff black paper. Offsetting on the front boards, tears and some bowing else very good. A photo album and scrapbook from Glendale College in Glendale, Ohio around 1912. Originally founded in 1854 as American Female College it was later changed to Glendale Female College before closing in 1929. The collection displays the college life of a group of young women from masquerade parties, one was captioned "the new girls dance for the old," to studying in dorms covered in banners and pennants from the school. Besides their academics the women were involved in outdoor activities such as "sun bathing" with messy hair, violin lessons, and a celebration for May Day which involved flower dancing and a May pole. In the rear of the album is a tiny scrapbook with dried fauna, small notes, one featuring the instructions for the May Pole dance, and ticket stubs for the London orchestra, The Pageant of Darkness and Light, and Chanticler with Maude Adams. A wonderful look at early girls education in America. .

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        THE SILENT BULLET

      Dodd Mead, New York 1912 - Reeve, Arthur B. THE SILENT BULLET. New York: Dodd Mead, 1912. First Edition. A near fine copy of this uncommon Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 8vo., decorated upper cover, stamped yellow spine & cover lettering. Reeve is best known for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy [professor of chemistry at Columbia University], sometimes called "The American Sherlock Holmes," & his Dr Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter, in eighteen detective novels. The Silent Bullet is the first Craig Kennedy novel. DSS, Blieler pg. 232. A very nice example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Voice from the Night

      London: George Allen & Co., Ltd.,, 1912. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, a few spots to cloth, some spots and toning to contents. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with some small chips at the corners and ends of the spine. First edition, first impression.

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        Canada: Her Natural Resources, Navigation, Principal Steamer Lines and Trans-Continental Railways - Prepared for The 12th Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses

      Ottawa: The Canadian Federal Department of Marine and Fisheries. Soft Cover. "Contains information published for the first time, of navigable distances of lakes and rivers in north-western Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Mackenzie Territory; the draught and number of steamers plying on thoses waters. Similar information is given of the inland waters of British Columbia for the first time. In the description of the Transcontinental and Intercolonial railways much new information appears... Original photographs of various localities were procured from the headquarters of the railways and steamboat lines. The book is copiously illustrated." - A. Johnston, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries. "Intended as a sketch of Canada, for the use of representatives, delegates and members of the XIIth Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, to be held at Philadelphia. Contains information relating to Canada, important lines of communication on this continent, and ocean going steamers, that will be valuable to travellers engaged in business, tourists, sportsmen, yachtsmen, canoeists, surf bathers, and others who may find the means of satisfying any reasonable desire connected with travel, pastime or recreation." - from Introduction. Prior owner's name upon first blank leaf else unmarked. Average wear with the following exception: Affixed to the last leaf is a 35" x 21.5" fold-out map of the Dominion of Canada which shows national rail lines, resource locations, fog signals, lighthouses, wireless stations, and more. Through use, this leaf and the two which preceed it are loose but present. Two-inch opening at base of back cover and backstrip. Also included is a 21" x 17.5" fold-out map entitled "Chart of Radio-Telegraph Stations on the East Coast". Profusely illustrated with often enthralling black and white photography. Attractive gilt lettering upon embossed chocolate brown cover. A magnificent survey of Canada's natural resources and transportation infrastructure in the Pre- World War One era. . Fair. 1912. First Edition.

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        Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company Catalog No. (Number) 21 (Twenty-One) - Electric Light Fixtures: For the Trade Only

      Chicago, Il Beardslee Chandelier Manufacturing Company 1912. Beardslee was a designer and manufacturer of gas fixtures, electroliers, and combination fixtures with manufactory and salesrooms at 216, 218 and 220 South Jefferson Street, Chicago. This massive catalogue of electric light fixtures is printed upon glossy stock and includes 284 fifteen by twelve inch black and white photographic plates, numbered 222 through 506, each proudly displaying an average of three models for a total of over eight-hundred different offerings, complete with pricing, dimensions and other details. Plates 499-506 present photos and detailed drawings of a diverse assortment of shades, brass parts, lamps (bulbs), sockets, reflectors, glassware, etc. A two-page index indicates the plate upon which each model number can be found. Last page is a colour plate illustrating the nine colours of art glass used in the fixtures and shades illustrated. Binding intact. Minor warp to navy cloth front board which features brilliant silver decoration and lettering. Minor bits of writing upon dark brown front free endpaper. Copyright date underlined. No other markings. Fore-edges of boards degraded by decades-past moisture exposure which also affected almost the entire fore-edge of all pages with the result that approximately one-eighth to one-quarter inch of the coated paper has disintegrated. Fortunately, no text or images affected by this loss. On some pages, dampstaining inpacts up to one-quarter inch in from fore-edge, again with no impact to text or images. Presents a magnificent spectrum of American electric lighting from the early 1900s. First Edition Hard Cover Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall; First Edition. Fair

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