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        La Tempete

      Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, 1912. - The Companion To Dulac's L'Ile EnchanteéWith A Tailpiece Design Not Found In Earlier English or French Editions[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, William. La Tempete [The Tempest]. Traduction de Robert Lefranc. Illustrations par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, (1912). First edition in French under this title, a translation of Shakespeare's play. Quarto (11 7/8 x 9 1/4 in; 303 x 236 mm). 108, [2] pp with decorative "wave" borders. Forty mounted color plates with line borders, and captioned tissue guards. Title-page with Dulac-designed borders and galleon vignette. Five section headpieces, misc. tailpieces, including one tailpiece of an owl at end of Act Five not found in earlier French or English editions. Publisher's original wrappers with sea nymph vignette, in original glassine dust jacket. Aside from a few small nicks to the glassine jacket, this is a near fine copy.The companion volume to Dulac's L'Ile Enchanteé. Conte d'Apres Shakespeare (1908), the latter a prose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, the volume under notice a strict French translation of that play."The Tempest was Dulac's second major gift book work.[He] can be considered a perfect illustrator for Shakespeare because of his tendency to always mix in with serious pictures some humorous ones, just as Shakespeare inserted scenes of comic relief between his serious ones. Also, like Shakespeare, who is sometimes believed to have been a sailor because of his knowledge of seagoing lore, Dulac shows sensitivity to the nuances of the sea with his beautiful greens and blues and patterns of surf and rock.Hughey 19y.

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        The Tale of Mr. Tod

      London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1912. Sextodecimo. Original grey boards, titles to front cover and spine in green, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Frontispiece and 14 colour illustrations by the author. Light discolouration to spine, a very light nick to foot of spine, a clean and presentable copy. First edition.

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        J.-L. Forain Aquafortiste Catalogue Raisonne De L'Oeuvre Grave De L'Artiste Avec Une Eau-Forte Originale

      H. Floury, Paris 1912 - 16 pages in text. 27 x 23 cm. The frontispiece an original etching by Forain, plus 130 plates printed recto only, each with descriptive text and tissue guards. Limited edition, copy 58 of 300. Alphabetical Index of the Plates. FREITAG 3018. GORDON N. RAY p.437 [THE ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 1700 TO 1914] notes, "Though Forain was primarily a painter, he devoted much of his career to the graphic arts. A superb etcher and lithographer, he also contributed drawings over twenty-five years to a wide range of journals.give him a prominent place among the artists who recorded the life of the metropolis." A clean, very fresh copy both plates and text; original wrappers bound-in. Navy cloth, red leather spine labels printed in gilt. Fine. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Mystery Queen

      London: Ward Lock 1912 - First edition, SIGNED by the author with inscription, dated 1912. Good HB in decorative black cloth boards, no dj. Small split in hinge at top of spine. Must have beed read by candlelight - there are spills of candle wax on a couple of pages! 318pp plus 16pp publisher's catalogue. B/w plates by Howard Somerville: frontis has tissue guard. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Mummies (The Haddon copy)

      Le Caire Imprimerie De L'Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale, 1912. Service des Antiquites de L'Egypte - Catalogue General des Antiquites Egyptiennes du Musee du Caire Nos 61051-61100 The Royal Mummies. vii, 118pp + 1 corrigenda, 103 monochrome plates. This volume was the gift of Dr. Alfred Cort Haddon to the University Museum of Archaeology & of Ethnology, Cambridge. The front end paper and the title bear the university stamp overstamped with Haddon Library, cancelled. Dr Haddon FRS 1855-1940 was one of the founders of modern British anthropology. The volume is case bound in cloth with the original paper covers onlaid. The front cover bears the inscription Dr Haddon FRS with kind regards, plus initials (the inscription possibly to, but probably from him) The spine ends are rubbed and the paper onlays are aged and soiled. The end papers are aged and plate one is loose, otherwise clean and very good throughout.. Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 355x255mm. Ex-Library.

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      William Rider and Son 1912 - London: William Rider and Son Limited, 1912. 404 p. + 4 pages of ads at rear. Ninth edition, first printing. (First thus with dated title page.) Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Good+ hardcover. Clean pages. Cloth mottled, stained and a bit soiled, worn away at head. Light foxing to edges. Hinge at rear starting. Spine dulled. Nice condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom. By the Author of Roderick Random

      Printed for W. Johnston. First edition.. Rothschild 1912; NCBEL II, 963. 2 vols, 12mo, modern sheep spines (period style), contemporary marbled boards, untrimmed. Tear in the margin of one leaf in vol. 1, small piece clipped from the bottom of the title in vol. 2, otherwise a fine example of an untrimmed copy. Very scarce in this state. Contemporary ink signature on the title pages.

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        5 autograph lettercards signed with her initial ("A" or "AF").

      Mostly n. p. and n. d.; one dated 29 Aug. 1912. - 12mo. Altogether 10 pp. on 5 ff. 12mo. An excellent, rare series of five autograph lettercards signed, all written on both sides of her attractive printed correspondence cards and featuring her name in Russian beneath an embossed crown and printed in either blue, gold or black. All to Queen Mary ("Dearest Mary", "Dearest Princess"), the Queen consort of Alexandra's first cousin, King George V. Each of the cards is written in English by the Empress in bold pencil (one in blue indelible pencil). - "Please come tomorrow to me at 5 o'clock [.] My head is better, but not my heart nor my forces but God gives necessary strength I trust". - "Please let Maria Pery know that I should [.] like to hear her play this evening at 9". - "Please kindly compose answers to these two telegrams for me to sign. Do let [.] Sonia try to write them with your help, as later I shall have to ask [.] + and they will find it difficult". - "Please kindly read this through & tell me if you think I can take my Cousin to-night to the theatre. If you can bring it back at 11 I shall be home & glad to see you". - "Am most happy to know you safely arrived. Tenderest love. Are dining at [.] otherwise should have peeped into your room. Sleep well. Am well tho tired after journey & emotion". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bill the Minder -- DE LUXE EDITION, SIGNED

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1912. - One of 380 copies in the Edition de Luxe, SIGNED by the author. A brilliant and hilarious novel featuring the eponymous hero and the children he minds--the nine rambunctious offspring of old Crispin the mushroom-gatherer--through their picaresque adventures, which conclude with the siege and capture of a Troy. The absurd and eccentric inventions for which Robinson was revered--imagine a partnership between MacGyver and Rube Goldberg--have their origins here. The book was heralded by one contemporary reviewer as "surely the most charming juvenile since PETER PAN." Wrote another: "Child or grownup, the book will fascinate you, text and illustations intermingling into one long delicious fancy that would make the longest and wettest day a blessing to the most restless." The novel was adapted as an animated series on Birtish television in the mid-1980s, not altogether unsuccessfully. Large 4to. Bound in publisher's full white vellum, stamped in gilt. Profusely illustrated, with innumerable line drawings and sixteen tipped in colour plates. Loss to yellow silk ties, otherwise a superb copy of an exceptional book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912.

      John Murray, London - 1912, 1st UK Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xxxv, 392; x449pp. Numerous photo plates, maps, some folding. Original decorated cloth, t.e.g. Minor wear and a bit of spotting on the endpapers. Old library stamp, marked withdrawn on the front endpaper of each volume, otherwise a clean attractive copy. Both volumes signed and dated by Victor Campbell on the front paste downs. Spence 16. Taurus Collection 71, Rosove 9.A1 First edition in English, published the year before the New York edition and quite scarce. Amundsen had originally planned an expedition to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram through the Arctic Ocean, and presumably to try for the north pole, but support for the project fell with the announcement of Cook's & Peary's accomplishments. He then turned toward the south, even though Scott's plans to attempt the south pole were well known, and was severely criticized (mostly in Great Britain) for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made the trip with dogs and skis, and with little difficulty, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party; Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return, just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds. This set bears the ownership and annotations of Lieut. Victor Campbell, who was in charge of the Northern party. See colour illustration. Included is a copy of the Wicked Mate, the Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell edited by H.G.R. King. Wonderful Association Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MISSALE ROMANUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM, Sancti Pii V Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII, Urbani VIII et Leonis XIII auctoritate restitutum. Editio juxta typicam Vaticanam a S. Rituum Congretatione approbatam.

      Lib. Editrice Internz., Turín 1912 - Fol, frontis, port. orlada a 2 tintas, XXXIp, 632p, 282p (leve óx 62-4), 23p (marca de cinta en 1), texto a 2 columnas y a 2 tintas, capitulares, viñetas, colofones, 1 grab, 1 lám. Piel, planos gofrados y motivo dorado, lomo algo roz, cortes dorados. "- Muy bello misal impreso por la Officina Typographica Salesiana, con partituras de canto llano. Las últimas 23p, tituladas "Missae propiea Sanctorum quea in Hispania ex concessione apostolica celebrantur", están impresas en 1918 en Barcelona." 1912

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        Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram 1910-1912 [2 vols]

      Jacob Dybwads Forlag, Kristiania 1912 - True first edition in Norwegian; precedes both U.K. and U.S. editions. Bound one half black morrocco with decorated paper to boards. Decorated endpages. Illustrated throughout in black and white; folding maps to rear of volume 2. Some light wear to outer extremities of boards and scuffing to decorated paper, spines faded. Usual age darkening to pages and outer page edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commemorative Drinking Glass Polen Er Naadd Den Fjortende Syttende December 1911. Ritvel Roald Amundsen

      Oslo? 1912. () Near fine. Small clear finely made drinking glass. 12cm high X 7 CM in diameter at the top. Handpainted on the front is an image of Amundsen standing at the south pole holding the Norweigan flag. The image appears to be fired onto the glass. The glass is very fine and in excellent condition. A wonderful example of Norweigan patriotism and a wonderful South Pole Conmemmorative. I certainly believe the glass was produced after Amundsen returned, probably in 1912. Very scarce with this being the only example we have encountered..

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      F. Warne & Co 1912 - First edition. 12mo. Grey paper covered boards, lettered in green and with pictorial onlay on the upper cover. In the original printed glassine dustwrapper. A fine copy in its printed glassine dustwrapper. The wrapper is in very good condition with a couple of minor chips to edges. Pictorial endpapers, 14 colour illustrations and many small line drawings. On sending the manuscript for Tod to her publisher's Potter wrote of it "I think this story is amusing". It differs from her other stories in that the principal characters are villains. The opening section of the original manuscript read "I am quite tired of making goody goody books" whilst the book on publication read, "I have made many books about well behaved people." It differs also in that it has fewer colour illustrations, introduces the use of line drawings and moves away from the style of short paragraphs used in the early tales. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY: Personal Narrative of Exploration inCentral Asia and Westernmost China.

      A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO CENTRAL ASIAN BUDDHISM & ARCHAEOLOGYLondon 1912, - Macmillan. Brown cloth, teg., very good, 2 vol.set, 546+517p., index, 3 fold-out maps, line drawings,332 bwphotos, 9 color lithos, 6 fold-out panoramas, 17 x 24 cm., abit of minor damp stain to end paper,spine, 1 corner bumped. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      Atlanta, 1912. Book. Fair. Soft cover. Limited Edition. 10 ½ x 8. TITLE: FROM A CITY STREET By ARMOND CARROLL 1912 rare LIMITED AUTHOR: ARMOND CARROLL PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Privately Printed in Atlanta 1912 EDITION: Limited Edition CATEGORY: Super rare, Limited BINDING/COVER: Softback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The front cover has some large sized chips (see photo). There is some shadowing or browning to the first page that may have come from the missing sections on the front cover. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 10 ½ x 8 (approximately) PAGES: unnumbered pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Limited Edition. Privately Printed in Atlanta 1912. Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition as issued. Fair plus because of the front chipped up cover, else book would be good. The very last page reads; HERE ENDETH "THE BOOK ENTITLED "FROM A CITY STREET", BY ARMOND CARROLL, AND PRINTED AND ILLUMINATED BY HIM IN ATLANTA, MCMXII FOUR COPIES OF THIS WORK HAVE BEEN DONE, OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 1." The front cover may have been hand painted. The author's signature may have been personally printed on the front (not sure). There are flower borderings on all the pages (may have been hand painted, not sure). THE WHOLE BOOK LOOKS TO BE PRIVATELY DONE BY ARMOND CARROLL. NOT SURE IF THE OTHER COPIES SURVIVED, SOME OF THE POEMS AND WRITINGS MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN BY ANYONE!!!!!! SIDE NOTE ON AUTHOR: Carroll's stirring poem celebrates Borglum's plans to memorialize General Lee on Stone Mountain. CARROLL WROTE THE INVOCATION FOR THE DEDICATION OF STONE MOUNTAIN IN ATLANTA ALSO, but not in this book, just a side note of his work: INVOCATION ON THE DEDICATION OF THE MOUNTAIN, MAY 20th,1916 by Armond Carroll This poem was written to celebrate the dedication of Gutzon Borglum's monumental sculpture of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Georgia's Stone Mountain May 20, 1916. Come on, Marse Robert, throw yourself into the saddle, For the fifes are growing fretful and the drums begin to boom: Get a foot into the stirrup, then give your horse a chirrup And we'll ride Stone Mountain 'til the crack of doom! Come on, Marse Robert, your boys in gray are waiting; We have bivouacked in this granite since the minnie struck us dumb; But we'll rise in ancient glory to hear the splendid story Of your valor and your greatness yet to come. Come on, Marse Robert, the nation needs your presence. It needs you on this mountain where all its sons may gaze. In this time of strife and passion, lead them, in your kindly fashion, Into peace and brotherhood, as in the olden days. InvCode ZU34 ViewFair Books :.

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        Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, [1912] - With all fifty colour plates ( incl. colour frontis.) tipped in and all captioned vellum paper guards present. Bound in green buckram with gilt decoration and title to spine and front board. Some faint fading to cloth spine panel, and loss of colour at head and heel and along the top and bottom edges of boards; top corners bumped; foxing to endpapers and to very edges of pages; endpapers beginning to crack a little in gutter, but binding still very firm. Dustjacket with a 1cm of paper loss at heel and 2cm at each corner of head of spine, some short closed tears and nicks to edges with some fine creases along edges and the slightest paper loss at other corners due to wear; spine panel dust darkened. Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - From the Little White Bird

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1912 - viii, [4], 122pp, [2], with fifty plates. Rebound in full goat, with fairy ring pattern to covers, title and author in gilt to spine, a.e.g. Externally near fine, internally sporadic light foxing to text leaves, but generally clean. Complete with fifty tipped in, tissue-guarded, full-page colour plates by Rackham, with no creasing [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Walpole Society. Annual Volumes 1 - 26, The

      Oxford: Printed for the Walpole Society by Horace Hart, 1912. - "The Single Most Important Source"On Pre-1750 British Art And ArtistsWALPOLE SOCIETY, The. Annual Volumes 1 - 26. Oxford: Printed for the Walpole Society by Horace Hart, 1912-1938. First printings. Twenty six large quarto volumes (12 3/8 x 10 in; 313 x 253 mm). Illustrations throughout, some in color.Original quarter blue cloth over gray printed boards. A very good set."The Walpole Society was formed in 1911, and was named after Horace Walpole (1717-1797), who published the first history of art in Britain, basing his work on the manuscript notebooks of George Vertue (1684-1756), which he had acquired. One of the first goals of the Society was to publish the notebooks in their original form, which included much material that Walpole omitted. This took up six volumes as well as an index volume, and was finally completed in 1950. This publication is the single most important source of information concerning art collections, artists, architects and craftsmen working in Britain before the mid-eighteenth century " (from About the Walpole Society, The Walpole Society Online)."Covers British art, especially painting from the Middle Ages on" (Arntzen).Contents:VOLUME 1. (1911-1912) P.Norman: Nicholas Hilliard, `The Art of Limning'. E.S.Prior: English mediaeval figure-sculpture. W.R.Lethaby: London and Westminster Painters. L.O'Malley and C.H.Collins Baker: Reynolds' first portrait of Keppel. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `Isle of Wight' sketch book.VOLUME 2. (1912-1913) L.Cust: Hans Eworth. Mrs.R.L.Poole: The De Critz family of painters. W.R.Lethaby: The Romance Tiles of Chertsey Abbey. E.F.Strange: The Rood-Screen of Cawston Church, Norfolk. A.F.Kendrick: The Hatfield Tapestry of the Seasons. W.G.Strickland: Hugh Douglas Hamilton, portrait painter. A.Dubuisson: L'influence de Bonington . en France.VOLUME 3. (1913-1914) Mrs.R.L.Poole: Marcus Gheeraerts, father and son. L.Cust: Marcus Gheeraerts. J.A.Herbert: An English 13th century Psalter (B.M.Roy.i Dix). G.C.Druce: Animals in English wood carvings. E.W.Tristram: The 17th century painted room from Botolph Lane. C.H.Collins Baker: Edmund Ashfield. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `South Wales' sketch-book-I. C.E.Hughes: Bonington's parents. L.Cust and others: Additional notes on Hans Eworth. L.Cust and A.M.Hind: George Vertue's note-books.VOLUME 4. (1914-1915) R.W.Goulding: Welbeck Abbey Miniatures VOLUME 5. (1915-1917) C.F.Bell: Portrait drawings in Oxford Collections - I. Campbell Dodgson: The etchings of Andrew Geddes. C.F.Bell: British water-colour painters: James Moore collection. L.Cust: Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire. M.H.Spielmann: Thomas Gainsborough and Gainsborough Dupont.VOLUME 6. (1917-1918) A.J.Finberg: Two portraits of Cornelius Johnson. L.Cust: The Lumley Inventories. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Gawen Hamilton. E.R.Dibdin: Liverpool artists in the 18th century. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `South Wales' sketch-book-II. Two early works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. R.W.Goulding: A Gheeraerts portrait at Welbeck. The papers of the Society of Artists of Great Britain.VOLUME 7. (1918-1919) W.L.Spiers: The note book and account book of Nicholas Stone VOLUME 8. (1919-1920) L.Cust: The portraits of Sir Walter Raleigh. R.W.Goulding: Wriothesley portraits. A.P.OppÈ: Francis Towne. H.C.Andrews: A lost monument by Nicholas Stone.VOLUME 9. (1920-1921) The Earl of Ilchester: Queen Elizabeth's visit to Blackfriars. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Canaletto in England. C.R.Grundy: An action brought against Joseph Goupy, 1738. A.J.Finberg: A portrait of Prince Charles by Robert PeakeVOLUME 10. (1920-1921) A.J.Finberg: Cornelius Johnson. H.M.Hake: Francis Place. R.W.M.Wright: Farleigh Castle. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Canaletto in England, additions.VOLUME 11. (1922-1923) M.R.James: An English Bible-picture book (Holkham MS.666). G.F.Hill: Stevan van Herwijck and Stevan van der Meulen. Mrs.R.L.Poole: Edward Pierce. J.A.Knowles: Henry Gyles, glass-painter of York. Campbell Dodgson: The etchings of Sir David WilkieVOLUME 12. (1923-1924) P.Simpson and C.F. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'âme de Napoléon.

      Mercure de France 1912 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1912, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires de première émission numérotés à la presse, il n'a été tiré que 3 Japon et 27 Hollande en grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à une proche amie ".ce livre d'un vieux pauvre pour agrandir les coeurs." Une petite tache sans gravité en tête du premier plat, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Bill the Minder

      London: Constable, 1912. - He Doesn't Mind This Outstanding BindingBy Bayntun-RiviereROBINSON, W. Heath. [BAYNTUN-RIVIÉRE, binder]. Bill the Minder. London: Constable, 1912. Limited to 380 copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 228. Quarto (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 in; 270 x 215 mm). xiv, [2], 254, [2] pp. Sixteen tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards, and 117 black and white illustrations, including full titlepages, vignettes, head- and tailpieces. An exceptional and unique 'inlaid binding', c. 1982, by Bayntun-Riviere (designed and finished by Christopher Lewis) in full red crushed morocco with multi-colored pictorial inlays and black-stamped flowers that reproduce the color plate, "The King of Troy Compelled to Ask His Way," opposite p. 30, within a blind-tooled frame surrounded by gilt double-ruled borders. Raised bands with gilt tools and compartments with gilt ornaments within a gilt double-ruled frame highlight the spine. Gilt rolled edgework. Gilt decorated turn-ins. All edges gilt. Cockerell endleaves. A very fine copy. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase."In Bill the Minder Heath Robinson really found himself. The story is a simple tale or a series of tales about the wanderings of the King of Troy and a boot-cleaner called Bill, who became the Minder (today he would be called a baby-sitter) to the bad-tempered family of a bad-tempered mushroom-gatherer named Crispin. Like most of Heath Robinson’s characters, Bill was a solemn little person who took his minding very seriously, even to the extent of studying at the British Museum and in the Minding Room of the Patents Museum at South Kensington. Soon he fame as a Minder spread and he found himself minding a large flock of children. One day they were out in the fields, being minded by Bill, they found an eccentric old man in a haystack. It was the King of Troy, who had been banished from his country. With Bill’s assistance, the children set out on a journey, and through a series of adventures they restore this unworldly old gentleman to his throne. In the process they meet some very droll characters. These are the substance of some of Heath Robinson’s wittiest drawings" (Lewis, p. 102).Chris Lewis was one of Bayntun-Riviere's most talented 'finishers'. He designed and finished many unique inlaid bindings during his time at Bayntun-Riviere in the sixties and then again prior to his death in the late eighties. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the

      Dodge, New York 1912 - Exquisite copy, only mild rubbing to leather covers depicting grape producing vines, faint rubbing to spine, 4to, brilliant ill. Photographed from life studies by Adelaide Hanscom, and Blanche Cumming, tissue guards to full page tinted tipped in photographs. TEG slightly worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handzettel: Weltpressestelle Berlin W9 Potsdamer Straße 134a Direktion: Herwarth Walden. Lesesaal. Verzeichnis der ausliegenden Zeitungen. Geöffnet täglich von 10 - 6 Uhr, sonntags von 11 - 2.

      [Berlin], [ohne Jahr; zwischen 1912 und 1926]. 22,6 x 15,4 cm, Einblattdruck. Verzeichnis der Zeitungen des Lesesaals. Erste Liste. Listet die Zeitungen aus Amerika, Dänemark, England, Frankreich, Italien, Niederlande, Norwegen, Rumänien, Russland Schweden, der Schweiz und Spanien auf. Mittig gefaltet. Selten.. Ein Vergleichsexemplar ist für mich nicht nachweisbar. - Pirisch, Der Sturm, Eine Monographie (1985), siehe Seite 81f.: "Anfang des Jahres [1912] ziehen Verlag und Redaktion des Sturm von Berlin-Halensee, wo sie seit Gründung der Zeitschrift ansässig gewesen sind, in die Potsdamerstraße 18 um, Ende des Jahres weiter in die Potsdamerstraße 134a [...]" - Seite 76f.: "Im Frühjahr 1926 wird die Kunstausstellung zugunsten eines Zeitschriften-Lesesaales verkleinert, in dem - laut Selbstanzeigen in Sturm - 70 verschiedene internationale Zeitschiften aus den Breichen Kunst, Literatur und Musik ausgelegt sind [...]" - Seite 848, Abbildung XX: Sturm Weltpressestelle Berlin, Potsdamerstraße 134a im Jahr 1917.

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        Ruins of Desert Cathay : personal narrative of explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China

      London: Macmillan. 1912. With numerous illustrations, colour plates, panoramas and maps from original surveys. Two volumes. Small 4to. [I] xxxviii, 546pp, plates I-V (3 folding panoramas, 2 coloured lithographs with titled tissue guards), large folding map, photographic plates 1-154; lacking the coloured frontis (the titled tissue guard is present). [II] xxii, 518pp (last blank), frontis portrait of the author, plates VI-XIII (3 folding panoramas, 5 coloured lithographs with titled tissue guards), photographic plates 155-332 (b&w), 2 folding coloured maps; index to both volumes. Original brown cloth, gilt device on the upper boards, spines lettered in gilt; extremities rubbed, both volumes neatly recased. Top edges gilt, the others uncut and a little foxed. Occasional foxing to the pages but generally clean. Two of the folding maps have closed clean tears extending the gutter, not affecting the images. A good to very good set, although lacking the frontis to the first volume. .

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        Household Gods. A Comedy.

      NP, Pallanza 1912 - Hardcover. Small 8vo. 44 pp. Original white buckram with gilt title to cover and spine. Top edge gilt. A play dedicated to Leila Waddell. Crowley wrote that the work "is a sort of magical allegory, full of subtle ironies and mystifications; almost the only thing of its kind I have ever done - which perhaps accounts for my having a sneaking affection for it." Crowley gave the place of publication as Pallanza, in northern Italy, but this was simply in homage to the pretty lakeside town where he wrote it. White cloth a bit darkened and grubby (as common), light red mark to lower edge of rear board, and spine ends bumped, endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly browned - otherwise a tight, clean VG copy of one of the more scarce of the early Crowley editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        En Flandes se ha Puesto el Sol

      Madrid : Renacimiento 1912 - ~ 3 Edn. ~ Viñeta, portadillas orladas y 4 agua-fuertes sobrepuestas, todo de Pichot ~ Edición de lujo de 200 ejemplares ~ Dedicatoria autógrafa del autor a la actriz Lola Membrives, firmada y datada 7-VI-1924 ~ Pleno pergamino mudo, con doble cierre ~ 193p+3f ~ 30x22x4cm. ~ Muy Buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Bells and Other Poems

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1912]. TEG, others untrimmed. Bound in cream vellum elaborately stamped in gilt with bell design and titled in gilt, spine very slightly darkened with one small mark, original gros grain silk ties present though darkened and fragile. Limited Edition, this copy is not numbered but is signed by Dulac. Laid into the book is a portrait of Dulac at work in his studio. 28 tissue guarded plates as well as duotone illustrations by Dulac. The color plates capture perfectly the eerie and macabre tone of Poe's work, using deep, rich blues and muted oranges and browns. Dulac's human figures seem particularly anguished and alone, echoing Poe's intent for the writing itself. Hughey 29, White pg 61.. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Edmund Dulac. 4to.

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        King Solomon's Mines

      Cassell and Company, 1912. Hardcover.. Very good condition./No dust jacket.. Color Illustrations. Inscribed by author. Small closed tear to head of spine. Light wear to extremities.

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        Werkzeuge. (Katalog Ausgabe 1913). 7 Teile in 1 Band. Mit zahlr. Abb. Köln, Selbstverlag, 1913. 4to. (28,4 x 18,5 cm). 3 Bll., 134, (151)-298, (301)-448, (451)-486, (487)-566, (601)-652, (701)-752 S., 4 Bll. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Schwarzer Orig.-Leinwandband mit etwas Goldprägung.

      . . Umfangreicher Katalog einer großen Werkzeugfirma, die sich auf dem Titel als in Köln ansässig ausgibt, deren Adresse auf den Zwischentiteln jedoch durchweg mit "Berlin C2, Neue Promenade No. 6, Zweig-Niederlassungen: Köln a. Rh. 9 (und) Wien IV." angegeben wird. Die einzelnen Abteilungen enthalten: 1. Bohr-, Schneid- und Installationswerkzeuge. 2. Werkzeuge für Mechaniker, Schlosser, Schmiede, Kupferschmiede, Klempner etc. 3. Allgemeine Fabrikbedarfsartikel. 4. Werkzeuge für Elektrotechnik, Telephon- und Telegraphenbau. 5. Messwerkzeuge. 6. Werkzeuge für Holzbearbeitung. 7. Hebezeuge. - Durchweg mit kurzen Beschreibungen sowie Maß-, Gewichts- und Preisangaben. - Teil 1 datiert 1912. - Der Vorname nach dem Berliner Adressbuch von 1912 erschlossen. Einband etwas fleckig u. angestaubt, Rückenvergoldung fehlt. Rechte obere Ecke auf den ersten 10 Blatt mit schwächer werdendem Braunfleck. Einige eingeklebte Zeitungsausschnitte.

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        History of the Hoppers

      W & R Chambers, circa, London 1912 - Quarto, colour plates and illustrations in the text, early ownership inscription on front free endpaper; a good copy in the original illustrated boards, rebacked in cloth, inner hinges reinforced, two marginal stains caused by tape, some edgewear. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo' (Robert Holden, The Mint Exhibition, 1985). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnes

      Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences, Brooklyn 1912 - VG, yellowish covers, 1st edn, scarce, xxiii + 72pps, 145 separate entries explained, 69 illustrations, last page has slight loss at top w/o affecting text and minor dampstaining also at top causing light puckering to paper again w/o disturbing the images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A new Series of the Blackfoot Texts. Froth the southern Peigans Blackfoot Reservation Teton County Montana.

      Müller Amsterdam 1912 - 264 S. Cloth, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, Bound in grey cloth with black backtitle. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftl. Antiquariat Th. Haker e.K]
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        La danse de Sophocle.

      Mercure de France 1912 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1912, 15x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 7 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers, le nôtre portant le N°1 et spécialement imprimé pour la mère de Jean Cocteau. Reliure à la bradel en plein vélin, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin brun, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête rouge, reliure de l&#39 époque signée de Dupré. Emouvant et exceptionnel envoi autographe daté et signé de l&#39 auteur à sa mère, en latin, qui reprend l&#39 un des vers des Bucoliques de Virgile : " Incipe, parve puer : cui non risere parentes, nec deus hunc mensa, dea nec dignita cubili est. / Virgile. / Jean" dont voici la traduction française : " Enfant, reconnais-la : le fils à qui ses parents n&#39 ont point souri n&#39 est digne ni d&#39 approcher de la table d&#39 un dieu, ni d&#39 être admis au lit d&#39 une déesse. " Légères piqûres affectant principalement les marges de certains feuillets. Exemplaire unique. Lorsqu&#39 il publie ce troisième recueil de poésie, Cocteau, jeune prodige de 23 ans, est adulé par les cercles artistiques et littéraires. Intime de Proust, ami de Jacques-Emile Blanche, fidèle de Nijinsky et Diaghilev et disciple d&#39 Anna de Noailles, son ambition est de réunir dans sa personne tous les talents qui l&#39 entourent. La danse de Sophocle, référence à la danse que "le jeune et divin Sophocle" exécuta nu dans Athènes, après la victoire navale de Salamine, reflète l'ambition et l'exaltation du jeune Cocteau : Romancier, peintre, danseur, poète, il se sent véritablement " digne d&#39 approcher la table [des] dieu[x] ". « A égalité avec les meilleurs artistes, il était un truchement entre Dieu et la Terre. » Dans sa biographie, Claude Arnaud consacre un chapitre (« Le dieu vivant ») à la psychologie du poète à cette époque : « Il était un fragment détaché du créateur. L'un des organes terrestres par lesquels cet Etre en évolution délibérait, et finalement tranchait, afin d'améliorer sa création. ». Ainsi, c&#39 est un Cocteau affranchi de ses illustres modèles et assumant pleinement sa divinité artistique qui se dévoile dans ce recueil extatique à l'instar du poème éponyme : Grâce à vous, cher orgueil, je portais l&#39 auréole Offerte par le Dieu charmant de la parole, [.] Grâce à vous, j&#39 ai connu les frénétiques luttes Où la plume et la feuille et le morne encrier Sont les liens des vers que l&#39 on voudrait crier, Que l&#39 on voudrait hurler, chanter, soupirer, rire, [.] Et qu&#39 il faut, lorsqu&#39 ils sont en nous et qu&#39 on le sent, Les laisser ruisseler comme un superbe sang. . La dédicace à sa mère, sur le premier exemplaire des 7 uniques grands papiers, témoigne du seul véritable ascendant de Cocteau : Eugènie Cocteau. Mère sacralisée par son fils, elle influa profondément sur la vie du poète comme sur son oeuvre, marquée par l&#39 omniprésence de la figure oedipienne. Claude Arnaud décrit longuement cet « élan filial doublé d&#39 une attention quasi amoureuse (.) : "il n&#39 y a que mon amour pour toi qui m&#39 accroche à quelque chose de vrai, le reste me semble un mauvais rêve." On ne peut d'ailleurs manquer de voir dans le choix de la citation de Virgile cette ambiguïté incestueuse qui lie Cocteau à sa mère. Une des provenances les plus désirables pour cet exemplaire de toute rareté. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Goethe G A N Z L E D E R - L U X U S A U S G A B E Nr.XVIII (von XXV)

      München Verlag von F.Bruckmann A.G., 1912.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im originalen Verlags-Handeinband der Zeit: zwei Ganzfranz-Bände, geheftet auf 5 erhabene Bünde, weinrotes genarbtes Maroquin / Ecrase-Ganzleder / Leder / GLdr / Ldr im Format 18,6 x 26 cm mit dekoriertem Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Goldprägung, ebenfalls goldgeprägter Deckel-Zierliniendekoration, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgestochenem Kopfband, Lederhäubchen, Zeichenband sowie Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Buchbinder-Prägung "Carl Sonntag jun.Leipzig" auf den vorderen Innendeckeln. 851 Seiten, mit Anhang und Register der Eigennamen und Hauptbegriffe sowie Falltafeln "Synchronistische Tafeln" im 2.Band. Exemplar Nummer XVIII der Vorzugsausgabe von XXV Exemplaren, mit Druckvermerk in Band 1: "Von diesem Buche wurden XXV numerierte Luxusexemplare abgezogen, dieses ist die Nummer XVIII". - Aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung - Das Leben (Umrisslinien) - Die Persönlichkeit - Der praktisch Tätige - Der Naturforscher - Der Dichter - Der Weise - Anhang - Register der Eigennamen - Register der Hauptbegriffe - 2 Tafeln. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (ganz leicht stockfleckig stockfleckig; oberer hinterer Außenfalz oben an Band II mit feinem Einriss 3 cm, sonst sehr gut). - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14"

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        The Wreck of the Titan, Or Futility

      Arthur Bird, 1912-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Arthur Bird, 1912. 162 p. First British edition, first printing. Very Good hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Bookplate on paste down, offsetting to ffep. Fore edge has spots of foxing. A bit of smudging to cloth. Nice condition overall. The scarce first British appearance of Morgan Robertson's novella about a ship called the Titan, which hits an iceberg and sinks in the North Atlantic. Numerous parallels with the Titanic disaster 14 years after the book's first publication (in the US) have been noted by many readers.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Privates Photographienalbum der englischen Familie Vickers in Indien um 1912

      Indien, Bhuj Sirohi Dilwara, um 1912.. 190 Orig.-Photographien auf zahlreichen Kartons montiert. 4° quer, Pappband der Zeit.. Ein seltenes privates Photoalbum einer gehobenen englischen Familie in Indien mit tiefen Einblicken in das tägliche Leben, mit Abbildungen von Angestellten, von Reisen etc.p.p. Über 190 beeidnruckende Aufnahmen der Vicker's Familie u. a. vom Saneshwar Palace, Saneshwar Desera, Guard At Desera Sowari, Bajai Field, Dilwara, Abu, Bagh Sirohi, Kamal, Hindoo, Bagh Daroga, vom Weihnachtsmann! Pferden, vom Polo, einem Mann mit einer Sittar, einem Leoparden, von Bhuj, Achalgarh etc.p.p. Mit einigen wenigen Aufnahmen von England. Die Photos wurden auf Kartons montiert und meist reich beschriftet. Die Kartonblätter meist lose, der Rücken des Albums komplett abgerissen (müßte ggfs. restauriert werden), dadurch die Bindung lose. Die Kanten bestoßen, der Einband berieben. Die Photos durchgehend gebräunt und etwas ausgeblichen, teils auch etwas stärker ausgeblichen. - Over 190 Amazing Photographs showing The Vicker's family life during this period of time. Places / topics mentioned in the album include Sirohi, Saneshwar Palace, Stables, Saneshwar Desera, Guard At Desera Sowari, Bajai Field, Dilwara, Abu, Bagh Sirohi, Kamal, Hindoo, Bagh Daroga, Father Christmas!, Horse & Cart /trap, Views From Sisohi Kolthi ?, Horses, Polo, Local Man With Sittar, Young Girls in Hats, Various costumes, Lake Nakki Tal, Mount Abu, Plum Pudding Hill, Group of Children dressed up with hats, Dogs, Leopard, Boats, Mahableshwar, Mahabl, Mrs Vickers, Norwood UK, Bhuj, Achalgarh by Giezendanner, Pragsar, Sparkbrook Farm Birmingham UK. Teaming with photographs of a bygone age, this album provides a glimpse of what it would have been like to live in India at that time. The photos, the album is in disrepair with most pages loose and unatttached. It could be restored!

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      William Rider and Son, 1912-01-01. Hardcover. Good. London: William Rider and Son Limited, 1912. 404 p. + 4 pages of ads at rear. Ninth edition, first printing. (First thus with dated title page.) Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Good+ hardcover. Clean pages. Cloth mottled, stained and a bit soiled, worn away at head. Light foxing to edges. Hinge at rear starting. Spine dulled. Nice condition overall.

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        Af Borgslaegtens Historie. 4 bd.

      . (Ormarr Örlygsson. Gaest den Enöjede. Den danske Frue paa Hof. Den unge Örn). Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1912-14. Indbundet ubeskaret med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlaeder dekoreret med guld pa ryggen. Bindene signeret Ole Olsen - 1988. * Förste bind med dedikation fra forfatteren..

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        Tabitha Smallways Schoolgirl

      1912. first edition. In The Original Color Pictorial Dust Jacket[ATTWELL, Mabel Lucie, illustrator]. JACBERNS, Raymond. Tabitha Smallways Schoolgirl. London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1912 [1922]. First edition. Octavo (7 5/16 x 5 1/8 inches; 186 x 131 mm.). [viii], 304 pp. Six full-page color plates with captions printed in blue. Original pale blue pictorial cloth, front cover and spine decorated in colors and lettered in gilt, dark gray coated endpapers. A very fine copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket (minimal wear at extremities of jacket). Not in Beetles."Every bathroom should have one, and for over fifty years most did. "Please remember -- Don't forget! -- Never leave the bathroom wet…"The washable bathroom plaque became the most popular image of this century's best loved illustrator, Mabel Lucie Attwell." (Chris Beetles).'Raymond Jacberns' was a pseudonym used by Georgiana Mary Isabel Ash, born in 1866 in Montreaux, France. She was the daughter of Anglican clergyman Rev. Selby Attree Horne Ash, and his wife Mary Louisa Augusta Webber. Although few of the details of her life are known, it appears that she lived with her mother in St. Leonard's in the 1880s and 1890s, until her mother's death in 1894. Ash retired, at this point, to a cottage in Crowhurst, Battle, where she lived until her death in 1911.

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        LE MONOPLAN DU PAPE Roman politique en vers libres

      Paris: E. Sansot, 1912. Fourth edition. Paperback. Very Good. Untrimmed. Early 20th century aesthetic movement calling for discarding artistic ideas of the past (Futurism) Presentation copy

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        Lithographed poster: Liberty or Pen: The brutal Mill Owners of Little Falls will send these men and women to the Penitentiary unless you act at once

      N.p., n.d. [Little Falls, ca 1912?]: Little Falls Defense Committee. Exceptional strike poster to raise defense funds for individuals arrested following the Little Falls Textile Strike of 1912. Though less well-known than the two massive IWW actions that sandwiched it - Paterson and Lowell - the Little Falls strike marked an important (if ultimately pyrrhic) victory for labor, and marked a rare example of co-operation between various non-aligned leftist factions, including main-line Socialists, Anarchists, and the I.W.W. (under whose direction the strike proceeded). Though the strikers won concessions, including shorter hours and higher pay, most of the strike leaders were arrested and, despite a vigorous defense effort, most wound up serving substantial prison sentences. These included IWW organizer Benjamin Legere and the Italian anarchist Filipo Bocchini. & & This poster, issued to raise funds for the defense of the arrested strike organizers, features portraits of the principal defendants, including M. Helen Schloss, the strike's heroine. Schloss, a tuberculosis nurse, had been brought to Little Falls by mill owners to address the local consumption epidemic. In the process of investigating the living and working conditions of the Little Falls millworkers, which she found appaling, she resigned her position and became one of the strike's lead organizers. She was arrested, examined for mental illness, and eventually released, at which point she joined William D. Haywood and Carlo Tresca on their nationwide fundraising and lecture tour, at which events this poster would have been displayed. Exceptionally rare. Not known in commerce; catalogued in the collection of only one OCLC member institution (University of British Columbia); not in the collection of the Little Falls Historical Society, which owns a number of other strike-related broadsides and handbills. Original lithographed poster, 25" x 19". Printed in red and black on uncoated stock. Text in three languages (English, Polish, and Italian), within rules, surrounding central 8-image portrait montage. Blank rules at center (unused). Old wrinkles and wear; single mended tear to upper margin; no losses or significant soil - Very Good.

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