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        Constitution, Jefferson's Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States with a Digest of the Practice: Sixty-Second Congress, Third Session. (Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.'s copy)

      Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. 1912 - 8vo - 20.5 x 15 cm.; viii - 648 pp. Black leather over thin and flexible boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. This is the "House Manual and Digest" as issued to Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. upon his taking the oath of office in the House of Representatives as a representati ve from Minnesota. Patterned doublure end papers with a green linen hinge (interior). Front paste down shows remnants of a pasted on typed sheet, a poem by Charles MacKay (Scottish poet - 1814-1889) and the same typed poem ("Keep Gallilee, to thy thought, and nerve the soule to bear; . . .") is pasted in full over the entirety of page 12 of the manual. Inscribed by Lindbergh, Sr. to his son, Charles, Jr., on the front free end paper with the verso of this page having a note to Charles, Jr. from his father. "To Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. Sometime you may be interested to know something of the variety of your fathers sentiments and feelings. More or less of them find expression in the selection that will be found herein - You are not to have these till I give them to you or until I have quit using them because I am likely to add to them from time to time. Your father, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr." This note is in pencil while the dedication on the recto of the end paper is in ink. The manual comes from the estate of Eddie Doherty, a reporter with Liberty magazine. Doherty was working the rewrite desk at the time of the Lindbergh kidnapping and was assigned by the editors to cover the story and subsequent trial. Doherty was a frequent patron of Pete's Steak House in Chicago along with his brother Tom Doherty as were many Chicago newspaper people including Henry and Claire Boothe Luce, both of whom were acquaintances of Eddie Doherty. The manual is disbound (three sections; front to page 248, pages 249 to 486, pages 487 to the end) with the relevant spine sections attached to each section. The yapped cover edges are all but gone with the leather chipped on the margins. Cosmetic and archival repairs have been made to the remaining leather. No further repairs were deemed reasonable given the nature and provenance of the book. The book itself is housed in a custom built clam shell case designed to mimic the appearance of the manual though with different materials: red linen over the 'boards', leather spine with gilt titling and marbled 'text block edges'.; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA]
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        VOCES DE GESTA. Tragedia Pastoril.

      Imprenta Alemana, Madrid 1912 - 1ª ed. 16x22. 130pp. 3h. Láminas e ilustraciones entre texto de Julio Romero de Torres, Ricardo Baroja, Penagos, Moya, Arteta, etc. Holandesa piel de época. Conserva las cubiertas originales. La fecha viene del colofón (XIV días del mes de Mayo de MDCDXII - una manera un tanto extraño de decir 1912, pero se entiende.) Dedicatoria autógrafa: "(Nombre tachado) de su viejo amigo Valle - Inclán". Esta es probablemente la más hermosa de las primeras ediciones de Valle-Inclán, con un bello diseño modernista, impresa a 2 tintas, y profusamente ilustrada por algunos de los mejores artistas de la España de principios de siglo, iniciales iluminados, orlas, etc. Huellas de óxido en las cubiertas, interiores muy limpios. Los libros dedicados de Valle son raros en en mercado. La fecha viene del colofón (XIV días del mes de Mayo de MDCDXII - una manera un tanto extraño de decir 1912, pero se entiende.) Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        The New Humpty-Dumpty

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London and New York, 1912 - Some wear to extremities and some foxing, mostly at beginning and end, upper hinge cracked, but a very good copy; Times Book Club label and date stamp on rear pastedown Harvey A37 Pseudonymously published and very scarce: "There is only one serious novelist whose mind is stored with weighty secrets of the music halls as these . a respectful reference to the Empire Ballet, a savage contempt of tradespeople, Roman Catholicism and the Greek Church, betray the identity of Daniel Chaucer. The New Humpty-Dumpty, in its fine detail and lucid statement of complex adventure, is another stage in the development of a genius ." (The English Review, edited by Ford). Original reddish brown cloth ruled in black and lettered in black and gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        VOCES DE GESTA. Tragedia Pastoril.

      134 Paginas. Imprenta Alemana., Madrid 1912 - Cuidadisima edicion de esta obra del insigne Don Ramón.El libro terminose de imprimir el 14 de mayo de 1912, según su colofón, pero en su cubierta y portada pone en numeros romanos: MCMXI (1911) es por tanto PRIMERA EDICION. Impresion a dos tintas. Este ejemplar está encuadernado de epoca pero-cosa rarisima- CONSERVA SU CUBIERTA. Tiene 25 xilografias pero la cubierta es de Aurelio Arteta junto con 3 mas a pagina entera ; una del mismo Arteta, otra de Julio Romero de Torres y otra de Anselmo Miguel Nieto, el resto son pequeñas ilustraciones de Ricardo Baroja, Angel Vivanco, Rafael de Penagos y José Moya. Pequeñas rozaduras en la encuadernacion que no desmerecen. Size: 4º. Ilustrado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Imprenta Alemana, Madrid 1912 - 131 pág 22x16 cm Piel con nervios y tejuelo en cajetín Bueno Tragedia pastoril estrenada en Madrid el 1911: el Rey Carlino gobierna sabiamente sobre las comunidades de pastores vasco-navarros, enfrentados a las incursiones y rapiñas de las huestes del rey pagano y anti-carlino, llegando a maltratar hasta la ceguera a la pastora Ginebra - emblema del pueblo - que además es violada, quedando embarazada de uno de los capitanes. Éste, transcurridos diez años, llegará a matar a su propio hijo, Garín, que trataba de defender a su madre, quien, en venganza, lo decapita. Tras otros diez años, Ginebra presenta en ofrenda al rey Carlino la cabeza del cabeza enemigo, aunque la derrota frente a los invasores es ya casi una realidad. Edición especial encuadernada en plena piel.

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      London: George Newnes Ltd.. Two volume set bound in maroon "pebbled" buckram with gilt rules. 1912. hb. 8vo, Both volumes show minor rubbing to extremities. Contents sl. shaken, but hinges & joints tight. Overall, very good condition. . This is the complete, first appearance in print, of the famous fantasy novel, wherein the character of Prof. George Challenger is first introduced. Published in monthly parts, as the leader in the Strand Magazine, by George Newnes, Ltd., London, commencing in April, 1912, and then in consecutive monthly parts until November, 1912. The extraordinary illustrations are by Harry Rountree and the "late Maple White" [actually ACD, using his own faked photos]. Some of these illustrations are unique to this issue. The first book edition appeared in October of the same year under the imprint of British publisher Hodder & Stoughton. A General Index precedes volume I. Both volumes have individual monthly Tables of Contents. The first volume contains pp. 363 to 720 of volume XLIII, and pp. 1 to 120 of volume XLIV. The second volume contains pp. 123 to 600 of volume XLIV. G&G A34. The complete text of each issue is included; thus many other notable stories are also set out: by P. G. Wodehouse, Morley Roberts, "Ouida", E. Phillips Oppenheim and others. The stitching of both volumes has been stressed a bit, as from being opened carelessly, but there are no loose pages, or signatures. .

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      London: Eveleigh Nash,. 1912. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] 11-583 [584: printer's imprint] + [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.. W. H. Smith library label to front paste-down, previous owner's blind. stamp to front free endpaper, some foxing throughout, top edge dust. soiled, corners soft, some small soil spots to front cover, spine. color somewhat age faded with the gilt lettering of the publisher's. imprint on the spine panel perished, title and author lettering. tarnished, a very good copy. A solid, good copy of an important work.. (#125993). First edition. 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 and (2004) II-534. 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. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 146. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 114-15. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 574. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. 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.

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        Alexander's Bridge

      Houghton 1912 - First Edition, First Printing. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Willa Cather First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Les peintres Futuristes Italiens - Exposition

      Paris, Chez Mm. Bernheim - Jeune & Cie (Moderne Imprimerie) 1912 - form. 16X12. Bross. Edit. Pp. 32. Con 8 riproduzioni in B/N delle opere degli Artisti. Prima Mostra dei Futuristi Italiani all estero (Parigi) alla Galleria Bernheim Jeune. Testo in francese di Russolo - Balla - Severini. Contiene il Manifesto dei Pittori Futuristi in francese. Comprende anche un opera di Balla non presente nell esposizione. Copia in ottime condizioni Cat. Settantasei/20 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Weird of the Wanderer

      London: William Rider 1912 - Most of the front cover of the jacket is present (4.25 x 6.75 inches), but that's all. (Image shows complete jacket; I have only the front panel.) Book itself is in very good condition for its age. A good compromise if you can't afford a jacketed copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Moore Bookseller]
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        An artist in Egypt / by Walter Tyndale

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1912] - Physical description. : 285 p. , [27] leaves of col. Plates - tipped in ; 29 cm. Notes: Date of publication from pref. Includes index. Plates are mounted, with tissue guards preceding each one. Ill. On endpapers. Subject: Egypt - Description and travel. Notes: 1st edition limited 5/150 signed. Very good copy with illustrated end-papers in the original waxed cloth with elaborate gilt decorations. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Top-edge-gilt. 1 Kg. 285 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire de la Bible. Contenant tous le noms de personnes, de lieux, de plantes, d'animaux, mentionnés dans les saintes écritures. Les questions théologiques, archéologiques, scientifiques, critiques relatives a l'ancien et au noveau testament et des notices sur les commentateurs anciens et modernes. (5 vols in 10 bindings).

      Paris, Letouzey et Ané, 1912. - 5 vols. in 10 bindings A-Z. Hardcovers. (cloth sl. dam., worn, monastic library markings) Although still good set, see image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Parsifal. Or the Legend of the Holy Grail retold from Antient Sources with acknowledgement to the “Parsifal” of Richard Wagner. By... Presented by Willy Pogany

      London: Harrap & Co., (1912). . First edition, 4to, (192) pp. 16 colour plates tipped in plus further colour illustrations in the text and decorative borders throughout, mild marginal browning. Original publisher’s gilt titled quarter morocco, t.e.g., some minor wear to spine ends otherwise very good.

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        Parsifal, or the Legend of the Holy Grail retold from Antient Sources with acknowledgement to the "Parsifal" of of Richard Wagner, by T. W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogány,

      G. G. Harrap & Co., London 1912 - 4to. Finely illustrated throughout in color and with 16 tipped-in color plates by Willy Pogány. Gray cloth decorated in gilt on the spine, and gilt and color on the upper board. Decorated endpapers. Light wear to the boards, especially the edges and spine tips, two plates with corner creases, else this is a very good copy of one of the four works known as Pogány's masterpieces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Perlen englischer Dichtung in deutscher Fassung. Eigenes

      De Vinne Press], n.d. [ca 1912], [New York - 8vo, pp. ix, [1], 233; title within red ruled border; handsomely printed on handmade paper; full brown crushed levant by the Bagle Art Bindery, double gilt rule on covers enclosing a central double gilt-ruled panel, floral elements in the corners, gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt lettered direct in 2, t.e.g., others uncut; full doublures of turquoise levant, enclosed by brown levant turn-ins, with floral elements and hearts, cream moire silk endpapers; slight rubbing along the front joint, else fine. A book of English poetry in German translation, including poets such as Keats, Burns, Blake,Shelley, Byron, Scott, Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Bryant, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hours of Gladness

      London: George Allen & Co., 1912. - First Trade EditionWith Twenty Color Plates by Detmold[DETMOLD, Edward J., illustrator]. MAETERLINCK, Maurice. Hours of Gladness. Translated by A. Teixeira de Mattos. Illustrated by E.J. Detmold. London: George Allen & Co., [1912].First trade edition. Quarto (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 278 x 220 mm.). x, 181, [1, printer’s imprint], [1, publisher’s device], [1, blank] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece). Title-page decorated in black and white designed (and signed by) Detmold. Original cream-colored cloth. Front cover lettered in gilt with floral decorations in yellow, brown, and gray after a design by Detmold (signed E.J.D. at lower right), back cover with a similar floral decorations in yellow, brown, and gray, spine stamped and lettered in gilt. White endpapers with small black floral vignette, all edges uncut. Mild soiling to cloth, spine very slightly darkened, small stain at upper edge of rear cover. Otherwise a very good copy, internally crisp and clean. Partially unopened.Belgian poetic dramatist and essayist Maurice Maeterlinck (1862–1949) "wrote in French, establishing himself as one of the leading figures in the symbolist movement with his play La Princesse Maleine (1889; English trans. 1892). In 1892 Pelléas et Mélisande appeared (trans. 1894), the work for which he is now chiefly remembered and the source of Debussy’s opera of the same name (1902). He also achieved great contemporary popularity with L'Oiseau bleu (1908; The Blue Bird, 1909) and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1911. He drew heavily on traditions of romance and fairy tale, and the characteristic tone of much of his drama is one of doom-laden mystery and timeless melancholy. He also produced a number of essays of a philosophical nature, including La Vie des abeilles (1901; The Life of the Bee, 1901) and L'Intelligence des fleurs (1907; The Intelligence of Flowers, 1907)" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).After the tragic death of his twin brother and collaborator, Edward Detmold concentrated his talents on books, primarily of flowers and animals: "Detmold’s finest plates are those produced for The Fables of Aesop (1909), The Life of the Bee (1911), and Hours of Gladness (1912), the latter with texts after Maurice Maeterlinck, the Belgian poet, naturalist, and mystic A painting of chrysanthemums, contained in Hours of Gladness, is a glorious acknowledgement of the artist's debt to William Morris and Burne-Jones" (David Larkin, The Fantastic Creatures of Edward Julius Detmold).Houfe, p. 283. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Hints On Golf

      London: Burberrys,, [1912]. With a supplement on Golfing Kit. Octavo. Original tan cloth-backed buff paper boards, titles to upper boards in black. Illustrated. Ownership rubber stamp of one R. Roller Richardson Commander Medical Corps US Navy to each free endpaper, some minor spotting and a very light scuff to the spine. Excellent. First edition, sole printing of Darwin's scarcest book, produced for marketing purposes by the London outfitters Burberrys. Darwin's "Hints" are as pertinent as ever, although in this publication they naturally include a special emphasis on the need for appropriate golfing attire.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Idylls of the King.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912] - Quarto, pp. [ix] + 174. Bound in the publisher's full vellum, with elaborate gilt decoration to spine and front boards, gilt title, multiple gilt & blue rule to front board, gilt sword emblem to endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, housed in a cloth covered protective slip case. A little rubbing to extremities, lacks ties,otherwise in very good condition. Frontispiece and twenty colour illustrations by Eleanor F Brickdale. Signed limited edition. One of 350 copies signed by Brickdale. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Etudes sur l'Opium et la Morphine

      Paris, Montpellier, 1899-1912. - 1 volume in-8, reliure moderne toile verte, 760 pp. (66-75-87-344-92-96), recueil de 6 thèses de médecine sur l'opium, la morphine, la cocaïne, présentées à différents jurys au début du XXe siècle. Précieux ensemble de thèses autour de l'opium et de ses dérivés. Thèse I: La Cure de la Morphinomanie - Traitement de Lafoux par Georges Magoulas (Montpellier, Imprimerie Centrale du Midi, 1899, 66 pp.) Thèse II: Essai sur le Cocaïnisme nasal et le Perforation de la Cloison par André Chevallier (Paris, Imprimerie de la Faculté de Médecine Ollier-Henry, 1912, 75 pp.). Thèse III: Contribution à l'Etude Thérapeutique de l'Opium et de ses nouvelles Préparations par Philippe Trotain (Paris, Imprimerie Arnold Muller, 1911, 87 pp.). Thèse IV: La Question de l'Opium à l'époque contemporaine par Georges Thibout ( Paris, G. Steinheil, 1912, 344 pp., avec 9 illustrations à pleine page). Thèse V: Contribution à l'Etude de la Morphinomanie par René Lefèvre (Paris, Imprimerie de la Faculté de Médecine, 1905, 92 pp.). Thèse VI: La Démorphinisation Brusque par Paul Thibault (Paris, G.Steinhel, 1910, 96 pp.). Importante bibliographie sur l'opium à la fin de chaque thèse.

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      John Lane The Bodley Head; New York, John Lane Company; Toronto, Bell and Cockburn, London 1912 - Leacock, Stephen. SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN. London, John Lane The Bodley Head; New York, John Lane Company; Toronto, Bell and Cockburn, 1912. First Canadian Issue, of the First English Edition. [The first separate Canadian edition did not appear until 1948]. Sm. 8vo., publisher's red cloth gilt lettered on the upper cover & spine. Illustrated coloured frontis by Cyrus Cuneo. The author's third book of humour. A very good or better copy, the gilt still quite bright. Inscribed by Leacock on the front free endpaper: "With the writer's / very kindest regards / Orillia Sept 19. 19.21" Ownership name above the inscription. A very nice copy of the author's High Spot & Canadian Classic. Imprint of Bell & Cockburn at the spine heel. Spadoni A11a.2. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Trinidad: Then and Now. - Being a series of sketches in connection with the progress and prosperity of Trinidad, and personal reminiscenses of life in that island 1874-1912.

      Trinidad, 1912 - [4] + 348pp + photo plates and adverts. 1st ed., fine in original worn green cloth. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Heroes - Or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

      Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, London 1912 - xvii, [1], 113pp, [5]. Original limp vellum, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, t.e.g., original material ties. Covers very slightly bowed and very slightly rubbed, one of the material ties nearly broken. Internally some very minor browning to page edges, but generally bright and clean. With twelve tissue guarded colour plates by Russell Flint (as called for). Limited edition of 512 copies, this being number 486 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes Du Temps Jadis

      L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, Paris 1912 - Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited signed first edition, this being #247 of 400. 123, [4] pp. Plus 20 tipped-in color plates illustrated by Brunelleschi. (12 by 9 inches, or 30 by 24 cm.) Umberto Brunelleschi was a brilliant Italian painter, book illustrator and fashion designer, probably best known nowadays for his erotica. Here, though, he applies his bold flair with color and his puissant imagination to fairy tales, and resulting is something truly extraordinary! This material would seem his true calling, for here his sensual proclivities are expressed with none of the lurid excess that one might find in some of his other work. And the images are sheer delight which enchant and arrest the eye. The costuming and elegance of the figures depicted are evocative of dance, and the images surely benefit from Brunelleschi's fashion career. And there is still the languid androgyny that spills forth the erotic sensibility. This, and the immersion in atmospherics, make the pictures also squarely belong to the high Art Nouveau fancy, an association reinforced by the foliate borders, which curiously, have a formal lineality not necessarily affiliated with that fin-de-siecle aesthetic movement. What is most conspicuously Art Nouveau, it should be recognized, is the panache of the whole book production represented here. This is truly a book that in and of itself is artwork. Fairy tales contained herein include "La Belle Aux Cheveux D'Or", "L'Oiseau Bleu", "Gracieuse et Percinet", "L'Adroite Princesse" and "Le Prince Cheri". The original wraps are in this copy bound in half vellum which is laid over marbled boards. There is some light spotting in the upper reaches of the vellum and minor soil spots within, but overall this is a tight, clean copy. The tissue guards are all present and the paper is of a nice thick card stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Hardcover. 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. . Fair. 1912. First Edition.

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        Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909: an Account of the Expedition of H. R. H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy Duke of the Abbruzzi

      Constable and Company, London 1912 - One volume only (lacking the portfolio volume) . Xvii, (1) , 469 pages + frontis + 25 plates with printed tissue guards + 5 double plates + 2 colour plates. Green cloth covers with blind-stamped border on front board. 3/8" chip in spine cloth. Water fleck damage to cloth surface of spine and rear board, with patchy loss of spine colour. Cloth rubbed at edges of spine and boards. Binding shaky. Gutters cracked internally. Hinges loose. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally pages clean and white. Light foxing to half title page and title page. No signatures. ; 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        CLARA D ' ELLEBEUSE, ou l' histoire d'une ancienne jeune fille . EXEMPLAIRE N° 2 sur papier JAPON

      - Paris . Mercure de France . 1912 . Un volume broché , 20 x 26 cm , sous couverture rempliée illustrée d'une composition couleurs , de 89 pages , ornées de 52 compositions au pochoir de Robert BONFILS . Le charme un peu embué de ses aquarelles evoque celui des matinées de soleil après l ' orage . Fissures de 1 & 5 cm au mors , dos éclairci . Tirage de tête : Un des 50 exemplaires sur papier JAPON , souscrit par René KIEFFER . N° 2 . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hufbeschlag und Wagenbau - Ein praktisches Handbuch für Schmiede und Wagenbauer. 2 Bände in einem Buch und Modellband - so in 3 Bänden KOMPLETT !,

      Berlin, Verlag C. A. Weller Verlag, 1912 - 1. Hufbeschlag - X, 492 Seiten mit über 1000 teilweise halbseitigen Textabbildungen und 19 Tafeln. / 2. Wagenbau - IV, 182 Seiten mit über 300 teils halbseitigen Textabbildungen und dem so häufig fehlenden Modellatlas mit folgenden Modellen: Pferdefuß (2 Modelle) , Rinderfuß ( zwei Modelle ), Fünffurchen-Antinalance - Flachpflug, Patent-Dampf - Dreschmaschine, 8/15 PS-Adler - Motorwagen -Untergestell (2 Modelle) und Lastwagen auf Federn (2 Modelle), farbig illustr. Originalleinenbände mit Silberprägung - sehr guter Zustand - 1912. b69387 Sprache: de

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        IRISH HOME RULE.----Bound with.THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND NAVAL POLICY. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill,M.P

      The Liberal Publication Department.London.,1912. FIRST EDITIONS OF 2 RARE SPEECHES.Bound into a volume of the Pamphlets and leaflets for 1912 by the Liberal Publication Department complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule,Free Trade,The House of Lords,and International relations and Armaments.Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George,a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets.Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover.16pp.--The Liberal Government with both covers.24pp.The whole collection bound by the Liberal Publication Department in quarter green morocco,lettered in gilt.The spine has faded to brown and shows loss to the top half inch.Edges rubbed.Overall the binding has done its job of keeping the pamphlets in fine condition.Two rare items from Churchill's early political career bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with the other issues of the period.--Woods A20(a), & A21.:

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      William Heinemann 1912 - 1st 1912. 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". SIGNED by Rackham. This is copy no. 511. Spine and corners bumped. Unfortunately the cloth is grubby, damp stains to rear edges which show through on the pastedown. The front free-endpaper has been removed and a label has been removed from the pastedown. There is light damp staining to page edges. All plates present and in fine condition although some of the tissue-guards are lightly browned. There is a little bit of foxing but not much. A reasonable copy of a scarce book. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Test Cricket". J. B. Hobbs. Vanity Fair Supplement. Men of the Day. No. 2283.

      1912 - Full length chromolithographic portrait of the famous batsman, published August 7th, 1912. John (Jack) Hobbs was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey (1905 - 1934). He also represented England in 61 Test matches (1908 - 1930) and is thought to be the greatest opening batsman in cricket history. Vanity Fair was an English magazine that published satirical caricatures from 1868–1914. These handsome chromolithographs are prized for their portraits of important scientists, sportsmen, judges & politicians. With page of descriptive text. Approximately 8 x 14", matted. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA COMPAÑIA DE JESUS EN LA PROVINCIA DEL PARAGUAY (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Perú, Bolivia y Brasil) según los documentos orginales del Archivo General de Indias extractados y anotados por el R.P. Pablo Pastells, S.J.

      Lib. Victoriano Suárez, Madrid 1912 - 9 vols. 25'2x16'8. XXXIIIp, 593p = 775p = 544p = 567p = 376p = LXXIIp, 686p =XLp, 868p =XXXIIp, 716p = XLVp, 1345p (correlativas). Con: 1 retr. fot, 4 láms. (1 despl.) y 7 mapas despl. Rúst. algo roz. Intonsos. "- Primera edición. Palau 214461: "Los cinco tomos primeros tomos se publicaron de 1912 a 1933. Luego los VI a VIII (este primera y segunda parte) de 1946 a 1948 por el CSIC". Abarca dos siglos de historia de la Compañía, de 1568 a 1768." 1912-1948

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        Journal Des Dames et Des Modes (Supplements, 1912-14)

      Paris: Bureaux du Journal des dames. (1912-1914). First. First edition. 70 separate issues (Supplements), without the plates: Preface (with the wraps for two bound volumes laid-in); Supplement Nos. 1 (1 June 1912) - No. 38 (10 June 1913); Supplement Nos. 48 (20 September 1913) - No. 79 (1 August 1914). A fine collection of separate issues in the original wrappers, untrimmed and unopened, lacking the pochoir plates. The "Journal Des Dames et des Modes" was published from June 1912 to August 1914. Issued the 1st, the 10th and the 20th of each month, each number included supplements containing short articles, commentaries, and/or poetry. Notable contributors include Jean Cocteau, Henri Duvernois, Marcel Boulenger, and others. Rene Colas. Bibliographie generale du costume et de la mode, v. 1 (590). .

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        Berlins graphische Gelegenheitskunst.

      Otto v. Holten,, Berlin, 1912 - 2 Bde. Berlin, Otto v. Holten, 1912. 4°. (2) Bl., (14) 199 (3) S.; (2) Bl., (10) 183 (3) S., (1) Bl. Mit insges. 314 (recte 315) meist mont. Abb. im Text (dv. 4 Lithogr.) und 113 teilw. mont. Abb. auf Tafeln (dv. 1 Holzschnitt, 6 Radierungen, 12 Lithogr., 1 Prägedruck) nach Hans Baluschek, Franz von Bayros, Ludwig Burger, Dan. Chodowiecki, Fidus, Max Klinger, Max Liebermann, Adolph Menzel, Max Slevogt u.a. Orig.-Halbpergamentbände mit Rückenvergoldung (minim berieben und leicht lichtrandig). Nr. 172 v. 350 num. Exemplaren. Band 1: I. Berliner Exlibris - II. Besuchskarten und Privatanzeigen - III. Berliner Glückwunschkarten - IVa. Berliner Notentitel - IVb. Berliner Reklamekunst. Band 2: V. Berliner Festkarten in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Zusätzliches und Nachträgliches. Register. - Tafel 30 in Band 1 lose. (minim berieben und leicht lichtrandig). Orig.-Halbpergamentbände mit Rückenvergoldung

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        A descriptive bibliography - of the most important books in the English Language relating to the art and history of engraving and the collecting of prints.

      London, 1912 - 2 vols. xix + 571 large pp + 141pp supplement. 1st ed. Ltd. ed. no. 198 of 350 copies. Very fine in contemporary half calf with raised bands binding by Morrell of London, t.e.g. Bookplates of John Arthur Brooke and John Charrington. An important work on the subject with good illustrations. A very fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Series of Original Architect's Drawings for the proposed new church, Park Walk, Chelsea, SW.

      London: Arthur W. Blomfield & Son, April 1912 - 7 large pen and ink drawings with watercolour , numbered 1 to 7, signed in the name of the architects and dated in April 1912, docketing and conditional approval stamps of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, and contractual certification stamps signed by Charles A. Bannister, one of the major patrons of the project, and dated 12 September 1912. A couple of pencilled sketches of stone-work details to no. 7. Size: c. 54 × 74 cm and reverse. Mounted size: 70 × 92 cm. Some surface soiling, a few edge-splits, no. 7 with a closed tear, no loss, overall very good. Approved architect's design drawings for this attractive Edwardian gothic revival church, which stands unaltered today. The Church of St. Andrew was built as a replacement for the small eighteenth-century chapel - Park, later Emmanuel, Chapel - on the east side of the road, originally called Twopenny Walk. The freehold of the site was given by Major R. C. H. Sloane Stanley, and the required funds offered by Charles A. Bannister, a London solicitor, the work being finished in 1913. Pevsner describes it thus: "Bldg of red brick with stone dressings by Sir A. Blomfield & Sons 1912-13 in Dec. style. Chancel, NE. vestry, aisled and clerestoreyed nave, SW. tower with pinnacles and stone spire; plain, spacious interior." The Blomfield partnership was founded by Sir Arthur William Blomfield who, after schooling at Rugby and taking an MA at Trinity College, Cambridge, was articled to Phillip Charles Hardwick, the architect to the Bank of England. He was the son of the Bishop of London and "His ecclesiastical connections made him especially knowledgeable about nineteenth-century Anglican liturgical needs, and he was active in reordering existing churches so that they could be made appropriate to modern worship. His ecclesiastical output was considerable, and it was in such buildings, and others with an ecclesiastical connection, that he produced his best work His successful practice drew the attention of the young Thomas Hardy whose training as a Gothic draughtsman was a strong recommendation to Blomfield, in whose office he worked on his arrival in London in 1862" (ODNB). After his death in 1899 the practice was continued by his two sons who had joined him in 1890; Charles James Blomfield, who became architect to the Dean and Chapter of Southwark Cathedral and carried out sensitive restorations at St Cross, Winchester, and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol; and Arthur Conran Blomfield, later architect to the Bank of England, and to Edward VII at Sandringham.

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      Blackie and Son Limited, London 1912 - (Wain, Louis) illustrator. THE CAT SCOUTS with verses and tales by Jessie Pope. London: Blackie and Son Limited, [1912]. First edition. 4to - 7-1/16" x 9-15/16". Light green cloth backed buff colored course cloth boards with a full color pictorial paste label of a very clean copy of the book. Very minor corner wear and the minutest signs of handling for what is really about as nice a copy of this title that one ever finds. [32]pp. Illustrated endpapers and wonderful, full color illustrations by Louis Wain throughout. We have both full page and in text illustrations of amazing Louis Wain drawings of these cats as they train for and become the cat version of Boy Scouts. The book is bright and clean throughout with a neatly written gift inscription dated Feb. 16, 1919 on the front endpaper. Louis Wain was a unique talent and this is a fine example of him at his very best. Fun and highly enjoyable. The condition of this book is NEAR FINE. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd 1912 - 1st 1912. Good condition. A Father Tuck's Panorama. Oblong format. 4 plates in concertina form that fold out to create a large panorama with 14 numbered card figures of cats, and corresponding numbered slits in the panorama to insert the cat figures. On the reverse is a rhyme by Arthur Burnaby with b/w illustrations also by Wain. Concertina folds worn leading to two pages being detached and last page fold fragile but holding. Edges rubbed. All figures present and in place. Light page bronwing. Colour illustrations and figures nice and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        In Storyland with Louis Wain

      Raphael Tuck nd [1912], London - Raphael Tuck 6786. An oversized book bound in glossy boards on thickly woven "Untearable" paper illustrating scenes from tales and folklore in coloured lithographs nearly filling each page. The subjects range widely including Bluebeard, Robin Hood, Sindbad, Robinson Crusoe, Jack in the Beanstalk and various sports and games ; the characters are mostly cats with the occasional dog and each page has two to four line captions in verse. The title page calls for 24 full colour illustrations but there are only 20 although there are 4 duotone illustrations in red and black. I believe it safe to assume that four plates are missing although one of the probable missing - Robinson Crusoe - is used for the front cover. The pages although they generally seem to be genuinely untearable or at the least difficult to tear are however subject to creasing and several of the pages are creased horizontally all the way across and several vertically from top to bottom. One page - Cinderella on the recto and Setting the Fashion on the verso is actually torn for an inch or so along that vertical crease. The main reason for the difficulty in speaking with absolute certainty about the number of plates is the book's extreme scarcity. I have been able to locate no other copies listed for sale, in auction records, in OCLC (including the British Museum), or in extensive searches through relevant catalogues and consultation with other booksellers. The book is listed in Dale and the date given as 1912. Apart from the creasing the boards are worn with some staining and many of the pages are frayed at the edges. There is a large piece missing from the rear endpaper. A large book, special shipping considerations may apply for overseas orders. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,. 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-187 [188: printer's imprint],. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Just a touch of uniform tanning to endpapers and text block, else a. fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the binding. design on blue gray paper stock) with 18 x 15 mm chip from bottom. edge of spine panel and some tanning to same. A lovely copy of a book. seldom found in nice condition and rarely encountered with the. jacket. (#115041). First edition. A collection of nine ghost stories dedicated to Swain's longtime friend M. R. James. "... Swain's tales share many features with those of James' and draw on the friends' common interests and antiquarian studies. They are however rather milder in tone and regularly incorporate a playful humour not often found in James' work. The tales relate the adventures of a fictionalized version of the author, Mr Batchel, Rector of Stoneground parish. Although by today's standards, readers may find Swain's stories rather lacking in supernatural horrors, their subtle qualities become apparent on re-reading, and many find Mr Batchel one of the most enduring creations of English ghost fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 468. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 170. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-193. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1571. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 209. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-238. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13908.

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        A Testor

      Budapest: Franklin-Tarsulat. (1912). First. First edition. 24mo. Original blue leather gilt. Some rubbing, mostly at the crown, and along the edges of the spine, near fine. Copy number 34 of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author. A play that was made into several films, both in Europe and America, perhaps most notable as 1931 film The Guardsman directed by Sidney Franklin, and featuring Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young, and Zasu Pitts. Both Lunt and Fontanne were nominated for Oscars. Much underrated, the Hungarian author Molnar is best known for his play Liliom, again oft' filmed, most notably as Carousel. An exceptionally scarce book. .

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        BELLS and Other Poems.

      London Hodder and Stoughton [1912] - First edition. Illustrated with 28 supeb colour plates by Edmund Dulac. 4to, publisher’s original olive cloth very generously decorated in gilt and blind in pictorial and figurative designs over the entire spine and upper cover, with gilt decorated endleaves. A pleasing, bright, clean and handsome copy with only light age mellowing. The plates are especially bright with all captioned tissue guards present. SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL FIRST EDITION. "The Outlook" and "The Bookman" both commented that "the book thinking people will say with grace.sometimes Dulac’s pictures are deep-coloured and intense, sometimes dim and ghost-like. But one and all are sensitized to record impressions of unearthly beauty or horror. Only Poe could have written the poems. Only Dulac could have illustrated them." Indeed, Dulac brings Poe’s genius to life with his worlds of swirling furies, forlorn moonlit maidens, and eerie fairy castles that seem to stumble away from reality into the edge of dream---or nightmare. One of Dulac’s most evocative creations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,. 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-187 [188: printer's imprint],. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Cloth rubbed at upper spine end, spine panel tanned, endpapers and. page edges just a bit tanned, a very good copy. Penciled signature of. A. Langley Searles, noted fantasy enthusiast and publisher of the. long-running fanzine, FANTASY COMMENTATOR, dated 1944 on front paste-. down. A pretty attractive copy of a book rarely found in nice. condition. (#130812). First edition. A collection of nine ghost stories dedicated to Swain's longtime friend M. R. James. "... Swain's tales share many features with those of James' and draw on the friends' common interests and antiquarian studies. They are however rather milder in tone and regularly incorporate a playful humour not often found in James' work. The tales relate the adventures of a fictionalized version of the author, Mr Batchel, Rector of Stoneground parish. Although by today's standards, readers may find Swain's stories rather lacking in supernatural horrors, their subtle qualities become apparent on re-reading, and many find Mr Batchel one of the most enduring creations of English ghost fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 468. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 170. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-193. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1571. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 209. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-238. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13908.

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