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        The adventures of an elephant hunter

      Macmillan London 1912 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, [i], 324pp., later brown half morocco gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good copy. "One of the true classics of African big-game hunting, this work recounts the author's elephant hunting exploits primarily along the Luwegu River in German East Africa, and the Locheringo River in Portuguese East Africa." - Czech. Czech, p160. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Coronation Durbar, 1911

      Allahabad: Pioneer Press,, 1912. Being a Reprint of Articles and Telegrams previously published in the Pioneer. With 28 Illustrations and a Map. Small quarto (237 × 173 mm) Contemporary dark green morocco, title gilt to the spine, fleur-de-lys devices within compartments formed of double gilt rolls between dotted rolls, title to the upper board surmounted by the Imperial Crown, double fillet panel, edges sprinkled blue, gilt palmette roll to the turn-ins, moiré effect endpapers. Double portrait frontispiece and 24 other plates, large folding map at the rear. Minor rubbing to the boards, a scatter of foxing in the prelims., light toning, but overall very good, and attractive copy. First edition, surprisingly uncommon with just 11 copies showing on OCLC. A handsomely presented copy of this detailed account of events at the last of the great Imperial Durbars, celebrating the coronation of King George V and his consort Queen Mary. The text is divided into three section: Camps and General Arrangements covering the complex logistics; Durbar Functions, a calendar of the major events; and Sport, chronicling the various tournaments arranged as an entertainment to accompany this huge gathering. The text is augmented by appendices containing official documentation: the Royal Proclamation; Court Circulars; the Durbar Honours List; and Administrative Changes, which includes the official documentation relating to the decision to the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to New Delhi. This copy further enhanced by the addition, tipped in at the front free endpaper, of the clipped signatures of Canning, Governor-General of India, 1856-62, and of his successor the Earl of Elgin. A highly attractive memento of this glittering occasion.

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        Landscape Gardening in Japan

      Shuyeisha, 1912 - Hardcover, folio, 161pp., 37 monochrome and sepia plates, numerous diagrams (some lightly coloured). Prelims foxed, spotted; some spotting throughout; repaired with new spine; gilt illustrations to boards, slightly worn at edges. Very good given age. This is the second edition of Conder's influential treatise on Japanese landscape gardening, which introduced Japanese gardening to the West. The favourable reception accorded to his work on the "Flowers of Japan" encouraged the author to issue another volume on the more comprehensive Art of Landscape Gardening. The present volume is an exposition of the rules and theories of that art, as followed from ancient to modern times, so far as they can be gathered from a thorough study of native authorities, added to personal observation of the best remaining examples. The chapters range from an historical overview of Japanese gardens, through to studies of landscaping components that include garden stones, lanterns, pagodas, water basins, enclosures, wells, bridges, and arbours, with a final trio of chapters covering ornamental water, vegetation, and garden composition. The line drawings are particularly beautiful for their refined subtlety.

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        The Artist: A Drama Without Words

      Boston: John W. Luce. 1912. First. First edition, first issue. 12mo. Printed papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy of an excessively fragile little play, issued without dustwrapper. Signed by Mencken on the front fly. .

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        Der kluge Fridolin. Eine lustige Bildergeschichte von Elsa Beskow, Text von Emil Ferdinand Malkowsky.

      G. Löwensohn,, Fürth, 1912 - Fürth, G. Löwensohn, (1912). Quer-4°. (16) Blatt mit farbigen Illustrationen von Elsa Beskow. Original illustr. Pappdeckel, Rücken erneuert. Deutsche Ausgabe der Geschichte von "Pelles nya kläder", im Original 1912? in Stockholm bei Axel Elisassons erschienen. Deutsche Ausgabe von der Staatsbibliothek Berlin auf 1910 datiert. Beskows (1874-1953) Bildergeschichte von dem Jungen, der aus der Wolle seines Schäfchens einen neuen Anzug erhält, ist hier mit einem Text von Malkowsky (1880-1967) versehen, in Sütterlin-Schrift gedruckt. - Mit hs. Widmung auf Titel datiert 1924. - Papier gebräunt, Exlibris auf Vorsatz, Deckel unfrisch. Original illustr. Pappdeckel, Rücken erneuert.

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        Iphigenie Auf Tauris Ein Schauspiel

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1912. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 110 pages. 23.5 x 17 cm. Limited edition, one of 200. Printed from the 1889 Weimer Text, Compositor: William Jenkins. Pressmen: H. Gage-Cole & Albert Lewis. Goethe wrote the first version in six weeks. It was first performed on April 6, 1779, in prose form. He rewrote it in 1781, again in prose, and finally in 1786 in verse form. Fresh, clean copy with spine gilt lettering bright.

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        Die Hirtenflöte.,

      Wien, Deutsch-Österr. Vlg. 1912. - kl-8°. 3 Bl., 103 S., 1 Bl. Mit 9 Orig.-Radierungen v. Ferdinand SCHMUTZER. Grüner Orig.-Maroquin-Bd. mit Rückenvergold. Beide Deckel mit reicher Vergoldung aus Rahmenfileten u. punktierten Zierlinien (Entwurf Josef HOFFMANN, Wiener Werkstätte). Titelbl. unten m. Ausschnitt. Einbd. etw. gelockert sowie mit wenigen kl. Flecken u. Bereibungen. Exlibris auf flieg. Vors. Eines von 400 num. Expl. Gedruckt bei Chr. Reißer s Söhne, Wien Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Burgverlag bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1000,00 EUR

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        Mark Twain: a Biography. the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Three Volumes (Complete)

      Harper & Bros. , N. Y.. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1912. Half-Leather. The author lived with Twain during the last years of his life and had access to Twain's papers and letters. This is the authorized biography (1912) containing many unpublished pieces. Half red leather and half marbled boards, 5 bands on spine with gold titles, top edge gilded, untrimmed pages. Some pages are still uncut. Fully illustrated. Scarce in this leather-bound edition. Copyright pages on each volume states published September 1912. Date on title pages is also 1912. Each volume has the publishers code K-M indicating a publication date of October (K) , 1912 (M) . Volume I, 562 pages; Volume II, pages 563-1110; Volume III, pages 1111-1719, appendix A-X, index. All three sets are tightly bound and no writing or previous owner's names. Each volume has some minor nicks to the leather. A very attractive set in Fine condition. ; Each volume is standard book size. .

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        The Latter Day Saints: A Study of the Mormons in the Light of Economic Conditions

      Williams & Norgate, London 1912 - First edition. A worn copy -- right side of the front board lightened from dampening, chips and tears to the spine. Inscribed by both authors to Reginald Wright Kauffman's uncle Samuel Wright, a book reviewer and scholar: "To my very dearest uncle, and our dearest friend. Ruth Wright Kauffman" (and) "Sept. 1912. Moi aussi! Reginald Wright Kauffman." Upon Samuel Wright's death, the Kauffman's inherited his library, thus his books became their own copies. Kauffman was born and lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, although he also maintained homes in Switzerland and Bath, Maine. After graduating from Harvard in 1900, he wrote dozens of stories, mysteries, children's books, and non-fiction titles. He was the editor of the Bangor, Maine *Daily News* from 1941-1947. His novel *The House of Bondage* was widely praised, specifically by Emma Goldman, as the first serious attempt to explore the problem of women and prostitution. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        George Borrow. The Man and his Books

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1912. First Edition, first issue. Large 8vo. 333pp + viii index. Purple cloth with defective gilt lettering and rule to spine and a handsome blind-stamped decoration to upper board. With a tissue-protected portrait frontispiece, twenty-three captioned plates and an eleven-page bibliography. Lacking the tipped-in Corrigendum and errata slip. A little wear and a short tear to the head of the backstrip, which is also quite faded. Fox spotting to preliminary leaves, but thereafter mostly confined to margins. Former owner name and date (1918) inked to front endpaper. Quite a bright copy housed in the original dust wrapper, internally reinforced, tanned, chipped at spine ends and with several lengthy creases suggestive of it having at some point been stored within the text. Alas, not the prettiest copy, yet a most uncommon early Edward Thomas dust wrapper. Eckert pp. 223.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1912 Through December 1912 *INCLUDES JUNE SOUVENIR ISSUE - FEATURES VICTORIA*

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1912 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office in Victoria; Advances in rates; Increased Rates in Manitoba; Telephoning across the Atlantic; Exchanges ranked in order of per cent good toll calls, November 1911; Statement of development - number of phones operating in each exchange as of 1 December 1911; Cover photo of Grand Forks Switchboard; Photo montage of underground work at Victoria; Birth of the Telephone - 3 page article; Mr. F.J. MacGougan; Photo of types of protected terminals; Vancouver Switchboard photos from 1908 and 1898; Great 2-page photo of the huge 'A' switchboard at Seymour; Load Curve Graph of Seymour Office; Cut-over of Victoria Plant - new epoch in phone history of B.C.'s capital; Vancouver Island Toll Rates; Special Victoria Issue - photo montage of city and district officials; Photo of New B.C. Office; Table showing # of phones in Victoria since 1880; Photos of underground work in Victoria; May 1880 list of Victoria subscribers; 1890 list of subscribers; cable-laying scenes from last September; Nanaimo and Sidny facilities; New Gulf Cable Ordered by William Farrell in England; Miss Mina Kerr; Record work at Highland; New Plant Department Building; How a Directory is Produced; Jolly moonlight excursion to Nanaimo aboard the steamer Princess Patricia; Great photo of 5 new auto wagons of the construction department in front of the Seymour Office (horses having been recently displaced); Some Victoria cable troubles; Photo montage of the Royal visitors, the Duke of Connaught, the Duchess of Connaught, and Princess Patricia; Training school for operators; interior and exterior views of the Royal trolley coach; 3-page Kamloops feature with photos; Functionalization of Plant - reorganization of the department; laying North Vancouver Cable; Photos of large buildings under construction in the Fairmont exchange - the Lee Building, the hospital buildintgs, Steel plant in G.N.R. yards; Fairmont feature - 4 pages with photos; Instructions for Operators; North Vancouver Cable Ready; Importance of Transmission; and more. Hinges tender but intact. Backstrip very rough. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature upon front free endpaper and his initials are penned to top edge. He is mentioned on page 8 of the July issue as being the new Plant Engineer. Binding intact. Please note: small article clipped from page 18 of the December issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM DE LA GRAN PIANISTA MALAGUENA JULIA PARODY

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Malaga. 1912.30x23. Hija del famoso medico malagueno D. Luis Parody Lopez. Gran ejemplar de su vida professional de varios anos con recortes, cartas, entradas, programas, etc. Bella Obra y unica al ser personal. Ref 2.7 Biblioteca A.

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        Die heteroplastische und nomöoplastische Transplantation. Eigene Untersuchungen und vergleichende Studien.

      - Berlin, Verlag von Julius Springer, 1912, 8°, (4), 161, (1), 6 pp. Anzeigen, 29 Abb., 1 Tafel, orignal broschiertes Exemplar in einem feinem Halbleinenband im Stil der Zeit. Georg Schöne (1875- ), coiner of the term "transplantation immunity," was among the first to study tumor immunology by means of transplantable tumor lines in experimental animals. "From the very outset of these investigations of transplantable tumors, it was noted that there were very strict limitations on the ability of the tumor transplant to survive in the new host. The experimental work of barely a decade was summarized in 1912 in "Die hetroplastische und homöoplastische Transplantation". - Schöne made clear, tumor researches had already established by 1912 the general rules governing the acceptance or rejection of tumor grafts. . . . Here, in 1912, are the 'laws of transplantation' substantially as we understand them today" Silverstein, Hist. Immunology, pp. 278-79. - Schöne generalized these findings beyond tumors to encompass the transplantation of skin and organs. His work forms one of the foundation stones of the Nobel-Prize winning transplantation researches conducted a generation later by Medawar and Burnet. - Garrison & Morton No. 2567.1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wilderness of the North Pacific Coast Islands: A Hunter's Experiences While Searching for Wapiti, Bears, and Caribou on the Larger Coast Islands of British Columbia and Alaska

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1912 - First edition. Just a touch of rubbing at the spine ends, a fine copy with the gilt lettering bright. Inscribed by the author: "J.B. Townsend Esq. from C. Sheldon. September 24, 1912." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Korrektive Nasen- und Ohrenplastik (52 pp., 50 Abb, 21 Tafeln).

      . Hdb. speziellen Chir. Ohres u.d. oberen Luftwege, 1/2. - Hrsg. v. Ludwig Katz, Hermann Preysing & Felix Blumenfeld. - Würzburg, Verlag von Kurt Kabitsch, 1912, Gr.8°, (6), 481 pp., 456 Abb., 46 Taf., orig. Halbledereinband.. First Edition of the FIRST MAJOR CONTRIBUTION BY "THE FATHER OF MODERN RHINOPLASTIC SURGERY". G.Aufricht - This contribution marks the establishing of modern rhinoplastic by Jacques Joseph. He "began originally as an orthopedic surgeon, but soon he became involved with the reducution of large, protruding ears. Apparently the rumor of his successful operation spread around, and one day a male patient appeared in his office, asking to have his unshapely large nose reduced. Joseph describes the psychologic effect of the conspicuous nose and makes the fundamental observation that the patient 'is happy to move around unnoticed'. He named this first operation "Rhinomiosis". He liked to coin technical terms, usually Greek and Latin (e.g. "Rhinomiosis" for nasal reconstruction, "Melomioplastik" for a face lift, or "Metopo-mioplastik" for wrinkles and frowns of the forehead). The day before his first operation Joseph tried it on a cadaver. He was extremely thorough, and his analytical approach manifested itself in the exact nose measurements, made before and after operation. I always admired this exactness when he fashioned a skin flap. He would measure the defect and flap from every angle, and carefully study the effect of turning the pedicle. The flap fitted perfectly; it never had to be streched to make up for shortage. His sense of form was that of an artist, I have never seen a better total nasal reconstruction, whether from the forehead or arm, than Joseph's. - Joseph had an ingenious and constructive mind and devised many instruments, some of them obsolete today. He had practically a special instrument for every step of a rhinoplasty. He also devised, for "aseptic" suturing, a horeshoe-shaped doublepronged forceps. It was to thread the suture material without touching either needle or the thread. He gave this method the fancy name "Apodactyle suture" (fingerless suture). This was to prevent stitch infections. Joseph did not use gloves, only three rubber fingers on each hand. He considererd the sense of touch important in endonasal plastic work. He did not wear cap or mask. Nevertheless, he observed accurate aseptic technique and had few complications. This was due to his extreme care and gentleness in handling tissues; he called it "biologic sense". Joseph amassed a vast experience which he crystallized into definite methods. No operative step was ever haphazard, nor without careful consideration. cf. Gustave Aufricht in McDowell, Source book of plastic surgery² - Further content of this important volume: Pieniazek: Behandlung der Stenosen. Von Pieniazek. - Kosmetische Operationen - Port, G.: Prothesen; Stein, Alber E.: Die Paraffintherapie; Bockenheimer, Ph.: Plastische Operationen. Kuttner, A.: Die Röntgendiagnostik bei Erkrankungen der Nebenhöhlen, der Hypophysis der Zähne und der Ohren. Meyer, Edmund: Die phlegmonösen Entzündungen der oberen Luftwege. Kissling: Septischen Erkrankungen. - Natvig 22 - Plastic wedge strut for bulldog noses.

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        LES OBRES D'AUZIAS MARCH. Edicio critica per A. P. (2 vols.) I. Introduccio. Text Critic de les Poesies I a LXXIV / II. Texts Critic de les Poesies LXXV a CXXVIII. Glossari

      Institut d'Estudis Catalans - Tip. L'Avenç 1912-1914, Barcelona - . t.I 442 t.II 377 pp. 27x20 cm. 1a edició. Làmina manuscrit en frontis i 2 làmines més a doble pàg. Fis. b/n entre text; abundants notes. Índex alfabètic. (DESPESES D'ENVIAMENT per Agencia INCLOSES EN EL PREU, per a España, pagament per transferencia) . FILOLOGIA CATALANA VALENCIANA ENSAYO LITERATURA POESIA MEDIEVAL BIBLIOFILIA 27612 SL-5 Molt bon estat, paper sense desbarbar Holandesa artesanal època en pergamí i tela, nervis i 2 tixells en llom [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        One Thousand and Twenty Fifth Avenue New York

      NP (1912) - Folio. Three-quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with title in gold on cover. Binding protected by mylar jacket. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. A delightful pictorial journey of this gorgeous house on New York's Fifth Avenue. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of plates in photogravure. Photographs by Lillian Baynes Griffin, who was the wife of the American Impressionist Painter Walter Griffin (1861-1935). Each plate protected by a tissue guard. William Salomon (1852-?) was an American financier and one of the managers of the New York firm Speyer & Co. In 1902 he founded the banking-house William Salomon & Co. He was very active in railroad finance and has contributed a number of articles on financial and other topics to the magazines of the day. Minor staining on boards. Foxing to endpapers, sporadic foxing on margin of plates. Very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mark Twain: a Biography. the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Three Volumes (Complete) .

      Harper & Bros. , N. Y. 1912 - The author lived with Twain during the last years of his life and had access to Twain's papers and letters. This is the authorized biography (1912) containing many unpublished pieces. Half red leather and half marbled boards, 5 bands on spine with gold titles, top edge gilded, untrimmed pages. Some pages are still uncut. Fully illustrated. Scarce in this leather-bound edition. Copyright pages on each volume states published September 1912. Date on title pages is also 1912. Each volume has the publishers code K-M indicating a publication date of October (K) , 1912 (M) . Volume I, 562 pages; Volume II, pages 563-1110; Volume III, pages 1111-1719, appendix A-X, index. All three sets are tightly bound and no writing or previous owner's names. Each volume has some minor nicks to the leather. A very attractive set in Fine condition. ; Each volume is standard book size. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Big-Game Shooting In Upper Burma [NEW IMPRESSION PUBLISHED 1912 COMPLETE WITH DUST JACKET]

      Longmans, Green, And Co, London, 1912. New Impression. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. CONTENTS : Chapter I. The Indian Elephant (Elephas Indicus) II. The Gaur (Bos Gaurus, Or Gavaeus Gaurus) III. The Ranting (Bos Sondaicus) IV. The Two-Horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Lasiotis And R. Sumatrensis) V. The Tiger (Fells Tigris). The Panther Or Leopard (Felts Pardus) VI. The Malay Bear (Ursus Malayanus). The Burmese Serow (Nemoriledus Umatrensis) VII. The Malayan Sambur (Cervus Equinus). VIII. The Brow-Antlered Deer (Cervus Eldi) IX. The Hog Deer (Cervus Porcinus).The Barking Deer (Cervulus Aureus Vel Muntjac) X. Trackers And Tracking, Rifles And Ammunition XI. Personal Kit. Stores. Camp Equipment. Servants Shooting Localities. Glossary Of Burmese Words. Index . ILLUSTRATIONS : Elephant Tusks (Frontispiece); The Gaur Or Bison (Bos Gaurus); Banting (Bos Sondaicus); ‘Dot’; The Burmese Serow (Nemorhaedus Sumatrensis); The Gooral (Nemorhaedus Goral); Malayan Sambur (Cervus Equinus); The Brow-Antlered Deer (Cervus Eldi); The Hog Deer (Cervus Porcinus); The Barking Deer (Cervulus Aureus); Assorted Trophies, Chiefly From Burma,1908; Map Of Burma At End Of Volume.& Book - [SEE SCANS] - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright green boards with gilt lettering and a gilt illustration to the front board, light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the free front and rear end paper and previous owner's inscription,' R Noble 7th Dragoon Guards 1914' to the rear end paper, some scattered spotting to the half title page and other free front end papers, light scattered spotting to some pages, light browning to page 81, 200, 201, 218, 219 and light marking to pages 220/221 otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Good Plus - some wear and small amount of loss to the corners and ends of the spine, some patches of surface abrasion to the front of the jacket, some grubbiness. An Attractive Copy With Its VERY RARE Dust Jacket. Size: 9 inches tall by 5.5 inches. ix, 240 pages which includes an index. A Coloured Map And 11 Black And White Photographs From The Author's Collection Of Trophies. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Billiards. Inventory No: 5519..

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        Rhymes of the Firing Line

      Desmond Fitzgerald, Inc., New York 1912 - First edition. fine in near very good dustwrapper with small nicks and tears, and some overall modest soiling. Runyon's second book, a collection of poetry of Army life, very seldom found in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Wilderness of the North Pacific Coast Islands: A Hunter's Experiences While Searching for Wapiti, Bears, and Caribou on the Larger Coast Islands of British Columbia and Alaska

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1912. First. First edition. Just a touch of rubbing at the spine ends, a fine copy with the gilt lettering bright. Inscribed by the author: "J.B. Townsend Esq. from C. Sheldon. September 24, 1912." .

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        Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

      Toronto: William Briggs 1912, 2nd Canadian Edition (first illustrated edition). () 195pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Octavo in original gilt lettered green cloth. Oval green and white illustration of Service in a canoe on front cover, bordered by blindstamped decoration. Slight bumping to boards at ends of spine and corners, with darkening to bottom edge of front board. Gilt top outer edge of text block, other edges uncut. With 15 plates, including annotated tissue guards. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper as well as a small stain; name also on the page opposite that of the copyright. Small sticker from previous bookseller on front pastedown which has caused a small mark on page opposite. In dust jacket with some mild fading and rubbing as well as some minor professional restoration. Jacket has an oval window at front through which the image of Service on the front board can be viewed. A nice copy scarce in dust jacket. A4 b. (pp. 94) in Mitham. The written contents of the book are same as the first Canadian edition though illustrations have been added to this edition. There is also a variant binding in green suede with gold stamping. This is Service's 3rd book of poems..

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        Note on the Electron Theory of Thermoelectric Phenomena.

      - Offprint from the "Philosophical Magazine" for June 1912. pp. 984-986 [+one blank leaf]. Orig. blank, orange wrappers. Small closed tear to the upper wrapper. * From the Library of Niels Bohr. Bohr's own copy of his first printed article from his time at Cambridge University. Bohr corrects Professor Owen Willams Richardson's (1879-1959) calculations of the Peltier and Thomson effect, with reference to his own paper, not yet published in English. Richardson later received the Nobel Prize in Physics (in 1928).** Aaserud 6. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      London: William Heinemann, 1912. First edition, early impression. 40 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham as well as black and white drawings throughout. Large 8vo, original cream cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper cover. 134 pp. A very fine copy internally, the cream cloth bright and quite handsome with the gilt and binding in excellent order with only very minor evidence of age. IMPORTANT AND BEAUTIFUL FIRST EDITION, EARLY IMPRESSION, WITH FINE ILLUSTRATIONS. Shakespeare&#146;s brilliant and delightful comedy was a wonderful exercise and ambitious undertaking for Arthur Rackham. This book ranks with PETER PAN as one of the finest expressions of his "fantasy" style of illustration. This particular title in the Rackham oeuvre is among the scarcest and is in constant demand. <br> William de Morgan wrote to Rackham that he considered his Midsummer Night&#146;s Dream &#147;the most splendid illustrated work of the century so far.&#148; At its publication, the book was widely acclaimed and hugely successful as Rackham continued to be extremely popular with the general public. <br> &#147;Rackham cast his spell over the play; his drawings superseded the work of all his predecessors from Gilbert to Abbey, and (for fifty years) have enriched the imagination; his conception of Puck and Bottom, Titania and Oberon, Helena and Hermia, his gnarled trees and droves of fairies, have represented the visual reality of the Dream for thousands of readers. Here he excelled especially in landscape, and in reconciling dream and reality, giving himself to the luxury of rich detail with a rare generosity.&#148; -Derek Hudson <br> What could be more irresistible than to read Shakespeare&#146;s most enchanting play accompanied by Arthur Rackham&#146;s misty, fairy-laden dream-like images? Opening this book is to transport oneself to the surreal world that Shakespeare wrought to make one query, &#147;Are you sure That we are awake? It seems to me That yet we sleep, we dream...&#148;

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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&#39;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&#39;s natural resources and transportation infrastructure in the Pre- World War One era. . Fair. 1912. First Edition.

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        The Moon Endureth. Tales and Fancies.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 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] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Durch Zentral-Sumatra.

      W. Süsserott, Berlin, 1910 / 1912. - EA. Mit zusammen 37 (27 chromolithographischen) Tafeln, 1 Faksimile, 1 farbigen Faltkarte, 14 Tabellen und 251 Abbildungen (fotogr. Abb.) Halb-Leder-Einband mit marmorierten Deckeln, Lederecken und Sprenkel-Schnitt. 1 Bl., XXXI, 1 Bl., 851 S.; 8 Bll., 610 S., 7 Bll. 4°. Bibl.-Exemplare mit lediglich einem kleinen Stempel auf dem Titelblatt bzw. Vorsatz; ansonsten in ausgezeichnetem Zustand, vollständig, sauber und fest in der Bindung. Ein sehr dekoratives Exemplar des hervorragend ausgestatteten Standardwerkes. Es entstand unter Mitarbeit so bekannter Wissenschaftler wie J. P. Kleiweg de Zwaan, Eugen Fischer, Max Weber, Karl Grünberg und Paul Magnus. Die einzelnen Teile: Bd. I, Teil I: Reisebericht. Erlebnisse, Funde, geschichtliche Rückblicke. / Teil II: Die Ethnographie der Kuantan- und Kamparländer. / Bd. II, Teil I: Beitrag zur Anthropologie der Minangkabauer. / Teil II: Die Heilkunde der Minangkabauer. / Teil III: Zoologica. Botanica. / Teil IV: Die ethnographische Sammlung.

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        Borgo S. Antonio a Perugia (1912-1917).

      1912 - Unico stato: in basso a sinistra, nell&#146;inciso: BMDISERTORI" ("S" in controparte) con firma autografa a penna dell&#146;artista. L&#146;esecuzione di quest&#146;opera è collocabile fra il 1912 (anno riportato sul disegno preparatorio) e il 1917, quando per la prima volta risulta citato in un articolo di V. Pica dell&#146;ottobre di quell&#146;anno. La tiratura programmata dal Disertori per questa lastra era di 40 esemplari. Il nostro esemplare non è numerato, dalla bibliografia consultata risulta che esistono almeno 2 esemplari non numerati conosciuti. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Benvenuto Disertori" di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 16 p. 29. Formato: Acquaforte e bulino, mm. 422x319 (inc.), mm. 442x337 (las.). Buono.

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        Handbuch der speziellen Chirurgie des Ohres und der oberen Luftwege. 4 in 5 Bdn.

      - Würzburg, Verlag von Curt Kabitzsch, 1912/24, Gr.8°, 3150 pp., und unzählingen Abbildungen im Text und 512 meist farb. Tafeln, in 5 originalen Halbledereinbänden. Erste Auflage, mit dem erst 1924 publizierten zweiten Teil des Zweiten Bandes! - Das klassische Handbuch mit dem berühmten Beitrag von JACQUES JOSEPH: KORREKTIVE NASE- UND OHRENPLASTIK. - Dieser 52seitige Beitrag mit seinen 50 Abbildungen im Text und auf 21 Tafeln markiert die Etablierung der modernen Nasenplastik im deutschen Sprachraum. - - Inhalt dieses >Handbuchs: - 1.1.: Topographische Anatomie nach Regionen - Sobotta, J.: Topographische Anatomie des Kopfes; Onodi, O.: Topographische Anatomie der Nasenhöhle und ihrer Nebenhöhlen; Stenger: Topographische Anatomie des Gehörorgans; Sobotta, J.: Topographie des Mundrachens; Sobotta, J.: Topographie des Halses und des Mediastinums; Most, A.: Der Lymphgefässapparat des Kopfes und des Halses. Grundzüge der Anästhesie - Hacker, R.: Grundzüge der allgemeinen Anästhesie; Heymann, P.: Lokale Anästhesie: a)Hals und Nase; Voss, O.: Lokale Anästhesie: b) Ohr. Isemer: Stauungstherapie. Roepke, F.: Begutachtung Operierter. - 1.2.: Pieniazek: Behandlung der Stenosen. Von Pieniazek. Kosmetische Operationen - Port, G.: Prothesen; Joseph, Jacques: Korrektive Nasen- und Ohrenplastik; Stein, Alber E.: Die Paraffintherapie; Bockenheimer, Ph.: Plastische Operationen. Kuttner, A.: Die Röntgendiagnostik bei Erkrankungen der Nebenhöhlen, der Hypophysis der Zähne und der Ohren. Meyer, Edmund: Die phlegmonösen Entzündungen der oberen Luftwege. Kissling: Septischen Erkrankungen. - 2.1: Voss, O.: Die Verletzungen und chirurgischen Krankheiten des äußeren Ohres. Brühl: Die Funktionsprüfung des Gehörorganes. Preysing, H.: Die frische eitrige Mittelohrentzündung und der Trommelfellschnitt. Uffenorde, W.: Die chirurgischen Erkrankungen des inneren Ohres. - Die Chirurgie des Mittelohres - Beyer, H.: Antrumaufmeißelung; Güttich, A.: Die intrakraniellen Komplikationen der Mittelohreiterung; Döderlein: Die Chirurgie der Tuberkulose des Mittelohres; Beyer, H.: Radikale Freilegung der Mittelohrräume; Linck, A.: Die Hammer-Amboß-Extraktion. - 2.2.: Gerber, P.H.: Die intrapharyngeale Chirurgie des Nasenrachens. Kronenberg, E.: Die Chirurgie der Mundhöhle. Kronenberg, E.: Die Erkrankungen des Zungengrundes. Hölscher: Die Schwebelaryngoskopie. Jurasz, A.: Chirurgie der Gaumenmandeln. Henke, Fritz: Die Totalexstirpation der Gaumenmandeln. Umhofer, R.: Die Chirurgie der Rachenmandeln. - 3.: Seifert, O.: Die Chirurgie der äusseren Nase. Boenninghaus: Die Operation an den Nebenhöhlen der Nase. Katz, L.: Die intranasale Chirurgie. Hoffmann, R.: Die orbitalen Komplikationen der Nebenhöhlen. Kuttner, A.: Der Hypophysistumor und seine operative Behandlung. Ritter, G.: Die Chirurgie der Tränenwege. Heile, B.: Die chirurgische Behandlung der bösartigen Geschwülste des Oberkiefers. - 4.: Gluck & Soerensen: Die Resektion und Exstirpation des Larynx, Pharynx und Osophagus; Die Operationen an der Mandibula; Die Operationen an der Zunge; Die Ligatur der arteria carotis; Die Chirurgie der Schilddrüse. Hansberg: Die Laryngofissur. Blumenfeld, Felix: Endolaryngeale Operationen. Bockenheimer, Ph.: Die Tracheotomie. Mann, M.: Tracheo-Bronchoskopie. Starck, Hugo: Ösophagoskopie. - - - Ludwig Katz (1848-1909) wurde 1872 in Berlin promoviert und ließ sich 1878 in Berlin als Facharzt für Ohrenkrankheiten nieder. 1892 habilitiert (1907 Tit. Prof). Er war ein besonders zuverlässiger und geübter Forscher auf dem Gebiet der normalen und pathologischen Histologie des inneren Ohres. Er bearbeitete in diesem von ihm herausgegeben monumentalem Handbuch "Die intranasale Chirurgie". -cf.Fischer, p.743 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AESOP'S FABLES

      William Heinemann 1912 - 1st 1912. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 1450 numbered copies. White buckram, pictorial gilt to front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 13 superb colour plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue-guards. 53 drawings, 19 full-page. 223 pages. 11.5 x 9". Spine browned. A couple of marks to covers. Book plate to front pastedown. Endpapers browned and some pages. SIGNED by illustrator. Copy. No. 1010. Includes ephemera item advertising exhibition of the original water-colour drawing for Aesop Fables. Plates all present and in fine condition. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Korrektive Nasen- und Ohrenplastik (52 pp., 50 Abb, 21 Tafeln).

      - Hdb. speziellen Chir. Ohres u.d. oberen Luftwege, 1/2. - Hrsg. v. Ludwig Katz, Hermann Preysing & Felix Blumenfeld. - Würzburg, Verlag von Kurt Kabitsch, 1912, Gr.8°, (6), 481 pp., 456 Abb., 46 Taf., orig. Halbledereinband. First Edition of the FIRST MAJOR CONTRIBUTION BY "THE FATHER OF MODERN RHINOPLASTIC SURGERY". G.Aufricht - This contribution marks the establishing of modern rhinoplastic by Jacques Joseph. He "began originally as an orthopedic surgeon, but soon he became involved with the reducution of large, protruding ears. Apparently the rumor of his successful operation spread around, and one day a male patient appeared in his office, asking to have his unshapely large nose reduced. Joseph describes the psychologic effect of the conspicuous nose and makes the fundamental observation that the patient 'is happy to move around unnoticed'. He named this first operation "Rhinomiosis". He liked to coin technical terms, usually Greek and Latin (e.g. "Rhinomiosis" for nasal reconstruction, "Melomioplastik" for a face lift, or "Metopo-mioplastik" for wrinkles and frowns of the forehead). The day before his first operation Joseph tried it on a cadaver. He was extremely thorough, and his analytical approach manifested itself in the exact nose measurements, made before and after operation. I always admired this exactness when he fashioned a skin flap. He would measure the defect and flap from every angle, and carefully study the effect of turning the pedicle. The flap fitted perfectly; it never had to be streched to make up for shortage. His sense of form was that of an artist, I have never seen a better total nasal reconstruction, whether from the forehead or arm, than Joseph's. - Joseph had an ingenious and constructive mind and devised many instruments, some of them obsolete today. He had practically a special instrument for every step of a rhinoplasty. He also devised, for "aseptic" suturing, a horeshoe-shaped doublepronged forceps. It was to thread the suture material without touching either needle or the thread. He gave this method the fancy name "Apodactyle suture" (fingerless suture). This was to prevent stitch infections. Joseph did not use gloves, only three rubber fingers on each hand. He considererd the sense of touch important in endonasal plastic work. He did not wear cap or mask. Nevertheless, he observed accurate aseptic technique and had few complications. This was due to his extreme care and gentleness in handling tissues; he called it "biologic sense". Joseph amassed a vast experience which he crystallized into definite methods. No operative step was ever haphazard, nor without careful consideration. cf. Gustave Aufricht in McDowell, Source book of plastic surgery - Further content of this important volume: Pieniazek: Behandlung der Stenosen. Von Pieniazek. - Kosmetische Operationen - Port, G.: Prothesen; Stein, Alber E.: Die Paraffintherapie; Bockenheimer, Ph.: Plastische Operationen. Kuttner, A.: Die Röntgendiagnostik bei Erkrankungen der Nebenhöhlen, der Hypophysis der Zähne und der Ohren. Meyer, Edmund: Die phlegmonösen Entzündungen der oberen Luftwege. Kissling: Septischen Erkrankungen. - Natvig 22 - Plastic wedge strut for bulldog noses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ã†sop&#39;s Fables. Limited Edition. [Aesop] Heinemann edition. Signed Limited Edition

      London: William Heinemann. G - : in Good condition. Lacking cloth to spine. Covers marked. Prelims browned. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to fep. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1912. Limited Edition [1100/1450]. Green/gilt leather cloth cover. 290mm x 250mm (11" x 10"). xxix, 224pp. 13 tipped-in plates with captioned tissue-guards; many additional b/w plates and decorations. Signed by Rackham on the Limitation page. .

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        Irish Folk-History Plays: 2nd Series, The Tragic-Comedies : The Canavans - The White Cockade - The Deliverer

      G.P. Putman's Sons - 1912. Hardback. 198pp. v.adv. First American edition. published simultaneously in US and Great Britain. Contemporary ink inscription, dated December 4, 1913, on the ffep:" Dear Lily Carstairs - I am glad you have the comedies, because you are young and would laugh - A Gregory." Octavo (2,vi,) Publisher's binding. Keywords: Plays, Lady Gregory. First edition copy. . . Signed Copy. Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland .

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Inner-Arosa, "Chalet Sonnenberg", 29. XI. 1912. - 8vo. 7 pp. on 4 ff. To the painter Fürst, who had asked him a question concerning theosophy, in particular about the personal circumstances of one Ms. Martha Reif. Morgenstern gives detailed information on that lady, who - he supposes - was born in Wroclaw and was married to a painter. After some years living in Taormina, they are said to have divorced, and at the time of writing she resides in Vienna: "[.] I mention this lady, although one may never fully foresee how a personal acquaintance will work out, and whether or not it is helpful to our cause. There are so many mirrors that reflect the teachings of our occidental theosophists [.]" (transl.). - Slight spotting, with insignificant edge defects.

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        The Prince and Betty

      W. J. Watt & Company - [As per McIlvaine: A15a. Reissued. Popular Edition. Red paper covered boards, lettered in black. Non-pictorial cover. Four illustrations.] Illustrations by Will Grefe. Copyright page: Copyright, 1912, by W.J. Watt & Company | Published January. Book is in fair condition. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar. Some wear to the dust jacket. Pieces missing from the dust jacket (top and bottom of the spine, top of front cover, bottom of front cover). Other areas of dust jacket where smaller pieces are missing. Foxing on the panels of the dust jacket. Wear to the covers. The bottom of the front cover is very worn. Wear in the corners of the covers. Wear to the spine. Several black dots in the top right of the back cover. Foxing on some of the pages. All of our dust jackets are original. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VENUS & ADONIS

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1912. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum) n. Hardcover. 238 x 171 mm (9 3/8 x 6 3/4"). 57, [2] pp. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Appealing dark blue crushed morocco in the style of the Doves Bindery, covers gilt with plain rule border, both boards with a prominent wreath of Tudor roses, titling and date, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, vertical titling in three compartments, turn-ins with gilt French fillet, all edges gilt and gauffered with two rows of tiny dots. In a matching morocco-lipped slipcase.Tidcombe DP-30; For the binding: Tidcombe "Doves Bindery," p. 464. The usual faint offsetting from turn-ins, but AN IMPECCABLE COPY. This is one of the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious The same design was used for a copy of the 1909 Doves Press Shakespeare&#39;s "Sonnets" (Tidcombe 744). She differentiates between forgeries (those books that are stamp-signed with "C - S" and a date) on the one hand and unsigned "copies of Doves bindings or bindings in the Doves style" on the other. But she treats them as one group "because they have several features in common." For example, signed or unsigned, all of the suspect bindings cover Doves Press books, all are bound in dark blue morocco, and all have green silk double headbands with a visible red core. Tidcombe speculates that these bindings might have been executed between 1936 and 1938, and she observes that "the finishing on most of these bindings [as here] is of a very high standard." She also notes that the expert nature of the work on the covers is not matched by the typically less adroit stamp-signed signature, which she conjectures may have been added in the signed examples by another hand after the fact. Although Tidcombe suggests that the person responsible for the forged Doves bindings could possibly have been the former Doves Bindery finisher Charles McLeish, she does not settle on him or any other likely candidate. Whoever was behind them, the volumes in this puzzling group of bindings--like other forgeries and imitations of historically important cultural artifacts--are actively collected for their value as counterfeits. Written in 1592-93 with a plot based on passages from Ovid&#39;s "Metamorphoses," "Venus & Adonis" is one of seven works of Shakespeare--four plays and two other volumes of poetry--issued by the Doves Press. Cobden-Sanderson had cherished a vision of printing all of Shakespeare&#39;s work, but the quantity of the material and his own ill health made him realize that he could not live long enough to accomplish this. The text used for the Doves printing is from the 1593 first edition issued by Richard Field, with the nine errors in that work listed here after the colophon and corrected in our text.

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        Mrs. Dot: A Farce in Three Acts

      The Dramatic Publishing Company, Chicago 1912 - First American edition (from the sheets of the English edition with a new title page). 16mo. Printed wrappers. Front cover with rubberstamped cancel price of "75 cents" over the printed "50 cents" price. The front cover has a sticker from a distributor ("Baker's Plays") on the front wrap, and the corner of the half-title is a little clipped, else a fine and fresh, very bright copy. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Swedish Zoological Expedition to British East Africa 1911 [birds, reptiles and mammals].

      Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksells, 1911-1912. - Quarto,461 pp.,22 plates of birds, reptiles and mammals. Single volume binder's cloth with three parts, marbled boards with some damage, a sound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Corpus nummorum Italicorum - Primo tentativo di un catalogo generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da italiani in altri paesi.

      Accademia dei Lincei, 1912-1930, Roma, - In 4°, pagg. 600 ca. per ogni volume, numerose tavole fotoincise che raffigurano le monete. Monumentale opera di numismatica, composta in totale di 20 volumi che raccolgono le varie regioni italiane Si tratta di uno studio ancora oggi fondamentale per la catalogazione di monete. Opera assai ricercata e non comune. Disponiamo dei seguenti volumi, tutti in brochure originale a stampa: III - Liguria e Isola di Corsica IV - Lombardia (Zecche minori) VII - Veneto (Venezia parte I: dalle origini a Marino Grimani) VIII - Veneto (Venezia parte II: da Leonardo Donà alla chiusura della Zecca) IX - Emilia, parte prima (Parma, Piacenza, Modena e Reggio) Volumi ottimi. Abilmente restaurati i dorsi dei volumi III e IV. Prezzo caduno: [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ARMORIAL GENERAL DU VELAY ET DES ENCLAVES DE L'AUVERGNE, DU GEVAUDAN, DU VIVARAIS ET DU FOREZ FORMANT LE DEPARTEMENT DE LA HAUTE-LOIRE. PARIS. CHAMPION. 1912.

      - IN-4 (24 X 28,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE X + (2) ET 308 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 BASANE VERTE A COINS, DOS A QUATRE NERFS, TITRE DORE, COUVERTURE CONSERVEE. TEXTE SUR DEUX COLONNES. ILLUSTRE DE 6 BELLES PLANCHES HORS TEXTE EN CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIE, SOUS SERPENTE, REPRESENTANT 252 BLASONS. (INSEREES PAGES 88, 148, 168, 328, 408 ET 496). EDITION ORIGINALE. "LIVRE RECHERCHE ET TRES RARE". (SAFFROY. II. 26546). PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS GRAVITE, LE DOS A VIRE AU MARRON, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE TRAGEDIE OF ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1912. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 copies on vellum) n. Hardcover. 235 x 165 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). 3 p.l., 7-140 pp., [2] leaves (colophon and errata). ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 copies on vellum). Excellent navy blue crushed morocco, attractively gilt in the style of the Doves Bindery, covers with frame of plain and decorative gilt rules complemented by tulip and leaf cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with Art Deco-style tulip ornament, gilt titling in two compartments, turn-ins with gilt tooling similar to that on covers, all edges gilt, with two rows of gauffered dots. In a matching morocco-lipped slipcase. Tidcombe DP-29. For the binding: Tidcombe "Doves Bindery," p. 464. Just a hint of sunning to the spine, typical offsetting from turn-ins, two leaves with trivial marginal foxing, but A VERY FINE COPY, entirely clean, fresh, and bright internally, and the binding in pristine condition. This and the next two items are among the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious. She differentiates between forgeries (those books that are stamp-signed with "C - S" and a date) on the one hand and unsigned "copies of Doves bindings or bindings in the Doves style" on the other. But she treats them as one group "because they have several features in common." For example, signed or unsigned, all of the suspect bindings cover Doves Press books, all are bound in dark blue morocco, and all have green silk double headbands with a visible red core. Tidcombe speculates that these bindings might have been executed between 1936 and 1938, and she observes that "the finishing on most of these bindings [as here] is of a very high standard." She also notes that the expert nature of the work on the covers is not matched by the typically less adroit stamp-signed signature, which she conjectures may have been added in the signed examples by another hand after the fact. Although Tidcombe suggests that the person responsible for the forged Doves bindings could possibly have been the former Doves Bindery finisher Charles McLeish, she does not settle on him or any other likely candidate. Whoever was behind them, the volumes in this puzzling group of bindings--like other forgeries and imitations of historically important cultural artifacts--are actively collected for their value as counterfeits. And the fact that the present specialized catalogue offers three of the imitation Doves bindings Tidcombe has identified does not diminish the fact that they are uncommonly encountered (before now, we had owned two such copies in 35 years). Although Cobden-Sanderson printed 16 items before turning to something written by Shakespeare, seven of the last 35 Doves Press productions were authored by the Stratford bard. Probably first performed in 1607, "Anthony and Cleopatra," the tragic, classic story of lust and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt, is the third of those seven ("Hamlet" and the "Sonnets" were printed previously, in 1909).

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