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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]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - From the Little White Bird

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1912 - viii, [4], 124pp. Rebound in full morocco by the Cottage Bindery of Bath, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author and illustrator to third, remaining panels with central volute device and volute cornerpieces, covers with gilt double fillet border with gilt dots to intersections at corners, upper cover with gilt vignette of a child, fairies and animals (replicated from title), t.e.g., original decorative endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to lower cover. Internally some very light sporadic foxing, but generally quite bright and clean, one or two tissue guards creased, all illustrations bright and clean. Complete with fifty tipped-in plates by Rackham. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Riall, page 114, a reprint of the 1906 edition but with a new colour frontispiece and an additional seven full-page drawings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bohemian Bookworm]
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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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        Vie de Mélanie bergère de la Salette écrite par elle-même en 1900 - Son enfance (1831-1846).

      Mercure de France 1912 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1912, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au peintre Georges Rouault: "Rien pour son art - Il n'y a pas de caricature". Dos renforcé comportant quelques manques comblés, une déchirure restaurée sur la page de faux-titre où figure l'envoi. Notre exemplaire est présenté dans un coffret en plein maroquin noir, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré et intérieur en agneau. Rouault fait la connaissance de Léon Bloy en 1904 par l'intermédiaire d'une de ses oeuvres: « On m'apprend que le peintre Georges Rouault, élève de Gustave Moreau, s'est passionné pour moi. Ayant trouvé chez son maître "La Femme pauvre"., ce livre l'a mordu au coeur, blessé incurablement » (Journal de L. Bloy, 16 mars 1904). Naît alors une indéfectible amitié entre les deux artistes. Cependant lorsqu'en 1905 Rouault expose au Salon d'Automne "Monsieur et Madame Poulot" inspiré du roman de Bloy, la réaction de celui-ci est violente: « . Cet artiste qu'on croyait capable de peindre des séraphins, semble ne plus concevoir que d'atroces et vengeresses caricatures. L'infamie bourgeoise opère en lui une si violente répercussion d'horreur que son art paraît blessé à mort. Il a voulu faire mes Poulot personnages de "La Femme Pauvre". À aucun prix je ne veux de cette illustration. Il s'agissait de faire ce qu'il y a de plus tragique : deux bourgeois, mâle et femelle, complets : candides, pacifiques, miséricordieux et sages à mettre l'écume de la peur à la bouche des chevaux des constellations. Il a fait deux assassins de petite banlieue. » Nul mieux que Raïssa Maritain ne sut décrire l'amitié complexe qui unit le jeune peintre et le vieil écrivain, analysant à la fois "la raison profonde de leur dissentiment" en citant une lettre de Bloy à Rouault de 1907 : « Vous êtes attiré par le laid exclusivement. " comme leur "admiration" qu'elle explique par "la vive foi de l'un et de l'autre, (.) l'élévation et la rigueur de leur conscience d'artistes". "Combien de fois - écrit-elle - dans les années qui ont suivi, n'avons-nous pas vu Rouault chez Bloy, debout, appuyé contre le mur, un léger sourire sur ses lèvres closes, le regard au loin, le visage apparemment impassible, mais d'une pâleur qui allait s'accentuant lorsque la question de la peinture moderne était abordée. Rouault pâlissait, mais gardait jusqu'au bout un silence héroïque. Et toujours, malgré cette irréductible opposition sur la question même de son art, il est resté fidèle à Léon Bloy. On eût dit qu'il venait chercher chez Bloy les accusations mêmes qui tourmentaient en lui ce qu'il avait de plus cher, - non pour les soumettre à une discussion quelconque, mais pour éprouver contre elles la force de l'instinct qui l'entraînait vers l'inconnu et qui devait triompher de tout obstacle." ("A l'aube de nouvelles amitiés" in La Nouvelle Relève, octobre 1941) C'est le même Léon Bloy, respectueux mais immuablement critique à l'égard de son jeune ami, qui lui dédicace ce portrait d'une sainte, cette élégie de la beauté qu'il ne saura jamais percevoir dans l'oeuvre de Rouault. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers]
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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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      Published by William Rider & Son, Limited , London 1912 - , viii, 404 pages, publisher's catalogue at rear [4] Ninth Edition [1st Rider Edition] , book covered with protective plastic sleeve, spine slightly faded, small light marks at spine and rear cover, neat previous owner's signature to front free endpaper, internally clean, in very good- condition , red cloth with decorative blindstamped deisgn at front and spine, gilt titles to spine Octavo Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Sports and Sportsmen

      British Sports and Sportsmen 1912 & 1914, London - Two volumes, Large thick folio. Profusely illustrated with photogravures and black and white photographs. One of one thousand sets. Volume I on Hunting contains 20 articles on nearly every phase of hunting, mostly in Great Britian, plus articles on hunging in the colonies, altogether 643 pages. In addition there are lists of celebrities of the hunting field, an index to hunts, etc. More than 120 photogravures illustrate the volume, plus another 250 illustrations.Volume II is titled Big Game Hunting and Angling. It contains 593 pages, is indexed and has more than 80 full page photogravure plates, and also more than 250 illustrations in the text. This volume deals not only with the subject in England, but also extensively with big game hunting in Germany, Portuguese East Africa, Central Africa, Rhodesia, India, Ceylon, Java, Alaska, British Columbia and Sardinia and includes a chapter on "Fur Trapping in North America". Contributors to this section include such authorities as F. C. Selous, James Sutherland, J. Turner-Turner, C. Radcliffe, C. Phillips-Wooley, J. Stathan and others. Contributions to the section on fishing include Turner-Turner, F. G. Aflalo, R. B. Marston, Frederick Morgan, Cecil Braithwaite and others, on angling in England, salmon and trout fishing in New Zealand, Sporting Fish, salt water fishing for tarpon and other big game fish. Some rubbing of edges and spine, slight wear of covers, else fine full red morocco ruled and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt [Attributes: 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 ***

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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.

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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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        Flagons and Apples

      Los Angeles, Grafton Publishing Company, 1912, first edition. This slim hardcover, the Author's First Book, was issued without a dust jacket, Jeffers paid to have the book published in an edition of 500 copies, with the vast majority of those sold to a used book store. Very good minus with general soiling and age, Holmes Book Company of Los Angeles stamp to front free endpaper, the word "Apples" on the spine label is mostly obscured, the front cover label has tiny chipping around the edges, not affecting any of the text or the decoration.

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        Contes des Mille et Une Nuits

      1912. first edition. Dulac's Most Important Work"DULAC, Edmond. Contes des Mille et Une Nuits. Illustrations d'Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Edition d'art H. Piazza et Cie. 4 Rue Jacob, [1907]. First French Trade edition. Quarto (11 3/16 x 8 3/4 inches; 285 x 225 mm). viii, 131, [1] pp. Fifty full-color plates with captioned tissue guards, mounted on cream-colored stock.Contemporary three-quarter red morocco over cockerel boards, rules in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Cockerel endpapers. Original front wrapper printed in gold and blue bound in at front. Minimal rubbing to joints, otherwise a near fine copy.Originally published as Stories From the Arabian Nights (1907). Here translated into French from the original Arabic by Hadji-Mazem."The Leicester Galleries commissioned from Dulac the fifty water colours, retaining the copyrights, and, with Hodder and Stoughton, brought out the book. It was an overnight sensation that unequivocally established Dulac's reputation."The Arabian Nights illustrations caught the attention of all the contemporary reviewers. The October Bookman published Dulac's portrait with the prophetic caption: 'those fifty colour illustrations for The Arabian Nights will soon be the talk of the literary and artistic community'...Recognition also came from Black & White magazine...'A new illustrator has arisen, and of the strength and originality of his work there can be no two opinions'...The London Times followed... : 'Mr. Dulac's distinction is that he is as good on the poetical side as on the grotesque...he has a truly exquisite sense of colour, and of noble design...'."At the time, Edmond Dulac was only twenty-five years old.Hughey 16tt.

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        Poems of Passion and Pleasure

      1912. first edition. Laugh and the world laughs with you,Weep, and you weep alone;"WILCOX, Ella Wheeler. TENNANT, Dudley, illustrator. Poems of Passion and Pleasure. London: Gay & Hancock, [1912]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this being #74) signed by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Dudley Tennant. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; 293 x 240 mm.). xv, [i blank], 267, [imprint]. Twenty full page color plates, mounted onto heavy stock gray paper, with captioned tissue guards. Publishers full vellum, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Two plates with very light corner creases, original silk-ties missing otherwise a fine copy. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 – October 30, 1919) was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was Solitude, which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, The Worlds and I, was published in 1918, a year before her death.Charles Dudley Tennant (active 1898-1918) was a painter and illustrator. His work was typical of its period. His book illustrations include Poems of Passion and Pleasure (1912), and The Complete Story of Old Mother Hubbard (1916).Peppin & Micklethwait. Book Illustrators of the Twentieth Century, p. 297.

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        Imperial Cricket

      London The London and Counties Press Association Ltd 1912. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Light edgewear to spine and boards. Two white smudges on spine. Previous owner's inscription. Foxing to prelims and age-toning within, impacting on some plates. Text block tight. AEG Subscribers edition limited to 900 copies Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 330mm x 275mm (13" x 11"). 503pp. Tissue guarded frontis and 5 photogravures, 3 coloured and 93 b/w illustrations. The evolution and progress of cricket is examined throughout the British Empire by various writers. Chapters on individual counties include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, India, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji and West Indies. Other chapters include Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Oxford and Cambridge cricket, and cricket in the Navy and Army. The chapter on the History of Cricket is written by Andrew Lang. Subscribers name and number is blank.

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        THE HOUSE OF PRIDE and Other Tales of Hawaii

      1912. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. 8 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black, grey and white. First Edition, which consisted of only 4,340 copies. This collection of six tales is another result of the aborted Snark voyage, published three years later (when Jack was in the middle of constructing his "Wolf House"). It is a very different group of tales than those just issued as SOUTH SEA TALES...~His prejudices had mellowed. His Chinamen were courageous and wise and sometimes wealthy, while miscegenation could produce admirable and beautiful people who made Anglo-Saxon bias look foolish. Many of the stories conveyed a pleasant nostalgia for a way of life that he liked. Only in the tales about the lepers was his calm broken by his compassion and his horror of diseased flesh. There but for the grace of luck went he... These were stories of Polynesia, where the people were half-children and half-gods in Jack's eyes. His Melanesian stories [ADVENTURE, SOUTH SEA TALES] were of half-devils and all-beasts. [Sinclair]~As with SOUTH SEA TALES, this title is not at all common, especially in collectible condition; the attractive binding (initialed like the other by "G.H.") is often found substantially rubbed away, but here the volume is in fine condition (just the slightest of rubbing at the tips). The front free endpaper bears a signature, a Philadelphia address blind-stamp, and a 1916 ink-stamp. Sisson & Martens p. 62; Blanck 11936.

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        Oeuvres Completes.

      Louis Conard, Paris 1912 - Frontispiece and other illustrations by Charles Huard, 37 volumes, 8vo, 1/2 brown morocco over grey marbled boards, gilt-decorated spines, red marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; (light foxing in some volumes). Paris: Louis Conard, 1912. Fine. Text revised and annotated by Marcel Bouteron and Henri Longnon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night

      1912. One of 350 Copies Signed by Hugh ThomsonWith Twenty-Five Color Plates[THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator]. GOLDSMITH, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1912].Limited to 350 numbered copies (this copy being No. 324), signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 308 x 250 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], [4], 197, [2], [1, blank] pp. Pictorial title printed in black and green, frontispiece and twenty-four mounted color plates, and black and white text illustrations.Original vellum over boards with front decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt within a double gilt rule and a triple blue rule border. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Silk ties lacking. Vellum covers dust soiled. A very good copy.Hugh Thomson was born in County Coleraine near Londonderry, on 1 June 1860. He gained praise and influenced many young artists through his book illustrations. He notably illustrated editions of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, J.M. Barrie and Oliver Goldsmith.She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith that was first performed in London in 1773. The play is a favorite for study by English literature and theatre classes in Britain and the United States. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an enduring appeal, and is still regularly performed today. It has been adapted into a film several times, including in 1914 and 1923. Initially the play was titled Mistakes of a Night, and indeed, the events within the play take place in one long night…

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        Gesammelte Werke. 6 Bände. Vorzugsausgabe. Ohne die später erschienenen Bände 7-9.

      . München und Leipzig, Georg Müller 1912-1914. 386, 249, 239, 266, 232, 375 S. Original Ganzlederbände auf 5 Bünden mit Kopfgoldschnitt. 20,4x14,2 cm.. Vorzugsausgabe. Erschienen in 150 Exemplaren auf Bütten abgezogen. Rücken durchweg etwas gehellt, Einbände teils etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Bells, The

      1912. Only Poe Could Have Written The Poems Only Dulac Could Have Illustrated Them[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. The Bells and Other Poems. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. First trade edition. Large quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 in; 277 x 217 mm). Unpaginated. Twenty-eight mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Ten black ink head-pieces on tan backgrounds and portrait of Poe on the title-page, also in black ink on tan background. Original grey-green cloth, gilt stamped on front cover with all-over Dulac design of clusters of bells and lettered in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt and with similar design. Early ink presentation on half title, minimal rubbing to extremities, otherwise a very fine copy.Loosely inserted is the Leicester Galleries notice for the exhibition of the watercolours for the book.“Dulac’s pictures for The Bells were more uniform in mood and style than groupings for almost any other book of his to this time. Although water colours, they are overstreaked with gilt in some cases, crayon in others, to produce rich haunting effects. Deep shades of blue and a special deep pink-rust predominate throughout...The Outlook, which printed, in black and white, plate 22... commented: ‘…for 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.’…Not to be overlooked here are the sophisticated ink drawings Dulac made for headpieces. Although many of the books he illustrated had small ink decorations throughout…he had not worked in this medium so fluently since the days of doing illustrations for The Pall Mall magazine (1906-1908)…As the 10 Bells headpieces show, he had now become truly masterful with his pen” (Hughey).Hughey 29a

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        Color Standards and Color Nomenclature

      Second Revised and Expanded Edition by Published by the author, Washington, D.C.: 1912. Very good- in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board with the gilt text on the spine barely visible. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine and around the edges of the boards is rubbed and bare of color. The hinges have been nicely reinforced with cloth tape compatible in color to the end sheets. Without a dust jacket. 44 pages of text followed by 53 plates of color swatches containing 1,115 named colors. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard. An errata slip is tipped-in prior to plate XXII explaining why plates XXII and XXIV are not in the index of color names. Twenty years in the making of this book represents a seminal achievement in the advancement of color identification for use in ornithology and botany. Ridgway (1850-1929) was a botanist and an ornithologist, a founder of the American Ornithologists' Union and curator of birds in the United States Museum (Smithsonian) from 1880 to 1915. This edition greatly expands and corrects the first edition of the title which was released in 1886. Hand stenciling of the plates for the first edition lead to "considerable variation in different copies of the book." (p. 13) This volume is a very scarce and an important work in the areas of ornithology, botany and color theory.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        TWIXT LAND & SEA

      1912. [1912 in FINE dust jacket] Tales. A Smile of Fortune | The Secret Sharer | Freya of the Seven Isles. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1912. Original pea green cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition. This collection of three tales is sought primarily for the middle one, "The Secret Sharer" -- Conrad's best-known short story excepting "Heart of Darkness." This copy's binding is in the third and usual state, with "Freya of the Seven Isles" printed correctly on the front cover.~This volume itself is in fine condition, effectively as-new. Included is the extremely scarce dust jacket -- which, other than the slight browning of its spine, is in FINE condition -- essentially no wear or soil at all, and most important, no "restoration." Furthermore, the "shadows" on the free endpapers confirm that this jacket has spent its life on this particular volume. We have offered only one previous 'TWIXT LAND & SEA in dust jacket during our three-and-a-half decades of dealing in Conrad first editions. Cagle A16a.1, binding c. Provenance: discreet bookplate of the amazing Conrad collector, Stanley J. Seeger. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase with inner chemise.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Campaigns on the North-West Frontier

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

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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