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      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,. 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-187 [188: printer's imprint],. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Owner's signature on front free endpaper (an early noted collector of. supernatural fiction). Just a touch of sunning to spine panel, just a. touch of uniform tanning to endpapers and text block, a near fine. copy. A lovely copy of a book seldom found in nice condition.. (#102703). First edition. A collection of nine ghost stories dedicated to Swain's longtime friend M. R. James. "... Swain's tales share many features with those of James' and draw on the friends' common interests and antiquarian studies. They are however rather milder in tone and regularly incorporate a playful humour not often found in James' work. The tales relate the adventures of a fictionalized version of the author, Mr Batchel, Rector of Stoneground parish. Although by today's standards, readers may find Swain's stories rather lacking in supernatural horrors, their subtle qualities become apparent on re-reading, and many find Mr Batchel one of the most enduring creations of English ghost fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 468. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 170. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-193. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1571. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 209. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-238. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13908.

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        A Testor

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        BELLS and Other Poems.

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

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

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        Kardinal Rainer von Viterbo

      Heidelberg - Carl Winter, 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of this biography of Cardinal Raniero Capocci. First Edition. Raniero Capocci or Rainer of Viterbo (between 1180 and 1190- May 27 1250), was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church . Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed. Some loss to the leather of the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Some spots to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean. Ink signature to first blank, dated 1912. Overall: GOOD..

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        Le Ballet Contemporain

      St. Petersbourg: Societe R. Golicke et A. Willborg, 1912. Limited First Edition. Cloth. Very Good . Exemplaire 231 of 520 copies in French limitation, signed by French editor, M. de Brunoff. 4to. 31 by 22 cm. 135, [1] pp. With many plates, 22 in color, by A. Benois, Leon Bakst, others. A splendid overview of the dance world then amidst one of its most febrile periods of creativity, with the Ballet Russe, Diaghelev, Nijinsky, Duncan, etc., and bold experimentation embraced (and jeered). The book also covers respectfully the ferment throughout the preceding century. Repairs along joints. Clean and tight otherwise.

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        L'effort libre (15 cahiers)

      Jean-Richard Bloch 1912 - La Mérigote, Poitiers, Directeur-gérant : Jean-Richard Bloch, 1912-1914 - - 15 cahiers brochés en très bon état, 14,5 cm x 19,5 cm, 60 pages environ par numéro : • 13e et 14e cahiers, première année - avril 1912 • 19e et 20e cahiers - 1ère année – juil./sept. 1912 • 1er et 2e cahiers - 2e année – oct. 1912 • 1 cahier de remplacement - 3e année – déc. 1912 • 3e et 4e cahiers - 3e année – janv. 1913 • 8e et 9e cahiers - 3e année - mars 1913 • 1er cahier - 4e année - oct 1913 au 9e cahier - 4e année - juin 1914, pages 1 à 584 - Textes de Jean-Richard Bloch, Henri Bachelin, Paul Lombard, Victor Barrucand, Henri Guilbaud, Thiesson, Louis Nazzi, Otto Granoff, Fernand Divoire, Tony Révillon, Pierre-Jean Jouve, Charles Albert, Charles Vildrac, Marcel Martinet, Léon Bazalgette, Henri Hertz, André Spire, Cyriel Buysse, Simone Bodève, Raymond-Geiger, Ada Negri, Francis Grierson, G. Meredith, Valéry Larbaud, Israel Zangwill,René Arcos, Dostoïevski, Georges Duhamel,Roger Fry, Luc Durtain, Henri Franck, P. C. Jablonski, Henri Dalby, René Lyr, Pierre Debeyre, Pierre Hamp, Louis Chadourne, , Walt Whitman, etc. - Ills de Thiesson, Asselin, Henri Doucet, Francis Jourdain, Picart Le Doux, Ludovic Rodo. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jahrbuch für die geistige Bewegung 1912 (= 3. Jahrgang),

      Verlag der Blätter für die Kunst, Berlin, 1912 - 154 S. Gedruckt bei Otto von Holten. Inhalt: Friedrich Gundolf: Vorbilder; Karl Wolfskehl: Über den Geist der Musik; Ernst Gundolf: Die Philosophie Henri Bergsons; Erich Kahler: Theater und Zeitgeist; Kurt Hildebrandt: Romantisch und Dionysisch; Paul Thiersch: Berliner Kunst in Athen; Bertold Vallentin: Napoleon und die geistige Bewegung; Friedrich Wolters: Mensch und Gattung. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar m. geringf. Alterungs- u. Gebrauchsspuren am Einband (Kanten teils leicht berieben, Ecken u. Kapitale teils leicht bestoßen, helle Oberfläche part. geringf. nachgedunkelt oder unfrisch, Beschr. part. geringf. verblasst), Schnitt u. Seitenränder dezent nachgedunkelt, innen auf wenigen vereinz. S. m. Restspuren von getilgten Absatzmarkierungen i. Bleistift, sonst sauber u. gepflegt. Kleine hs. Privat-Signatur d. Zt. a. Vorsatz. Werktäglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung m. ordentl. Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Der Versand erfolgt als Büchersendung / Einschreiben mit der Deutschen Post bzw. als Päckchen / Paket mit DHL. Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 12 Tage. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gebundene Ausgabe, OPgmt., fadengeheftet, m. goldgepr. RTitel, Deckelbeschr., KGoldschnitt, Buntpapiervorsatz, Antiqua-Satz

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        Suffrage speeches from the dock / by Mrs. Pankhurst, Mrs. Pethick Lawrence, and Mr. Pethick Lawrence, with a speech by Mr. Tim Healy, K.C., M.P. (counsel for the defence.) Made at the Conspiracy Trial, Old Bailey, May 15th-22nd, 1912

      London : Woman's Press 1912 - Physical description: 69 p. ; 21 cm. Subject: Women --Suffrage --Great Britain --Trials (Conspiracy) --Great Britain. Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence's presentation copy with her card loosely inserted. 1 Kg. 69 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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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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        Collections Jean Dollfus. Catalogue De Vente en 1912 à La Galerie Georges Petit. 5 ventes. (5 catalogues)

      Galerie George Petit, Paris 1912 - 5 Catalogues de Vente regroupant 1482 REFERENCES dans un port-folio cartonné rouge, avec lacets de fermeture. Chaque catalogue est sous couverture crème rempliée, plats légèrement salis, dos fragilisés, titres imprimés sur le premier plat et le dos de chaque volume. Intérieur sur beau papier en parfait état, serpentes, bandeaux, culs-de-lampes. PREMIERE Vente: Tableaux modernes, vente du 2 mars 1912. Préface de André Michel, en frontispice un portrait de Jean Dollfus en héliogravure (sous serpente), par H. Umbricht et gravé par L. Schutzenberger. 77 oeuvres de Bonington, Boudin, Constable, Corot, Courbet, Daubigny, Daumier, Delacroix, Diaz, J. Dupre, Fortuny, Français, Guericault, Ingres, Isabey, Jongkind, G. Michel, Monticelli, Pissarro, Renoir, Ribot, Ricard, Ph. et Th Rousseau, Roybet, Sisley, etc., illustré de 47 reproductions en héliogravure (sous serpente). DEUXIEME Vente: Aquarelles, dessins modernes, lithographies, gravures sur bois, bronzes. Vente du 4 mars 1912. 127 références de Belly, Charlet, Corot, Daubigny, Daumier, Decamps, Delacroix, Diaz, Forain, Gericault, Grandville, Jongkind, Manet, etc. illustré de 15 reproductions en héliogravure hors texte (sous serpente), en partie non coupé. TROISIEME Vente: Tableaux anciens des Ecoles Primitives et de la Renaissance, objets d'art & de curiosité, (importante tapisserie de Bruxelles du XVIe siècle). Vente du 1 et 2 avril 1912. 193 références d'oeuvres de Cranacho, Dürer, l'école de Bruges, Engelbrecht, etc. illustrées de 45 reproductions en héliogravure hors texte (sous serpente). QUATRIEME Vente: Tableaux et Objets d'Arts et d'Ameublement du XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Vente du 20 et 21 mai 1912. Tranches salies, petit accroc sur dernière garde. Introduction par Maurice Tourneux. 197 références d'oeuvres par Boucher, Francesco Guardi, Frans Hals, Van Dyk, Jordaens, Lawrence, Rubens, Ruysdael, Velázquez, etc., en plus objets d'art, pièces d'ameublement. Illustré de 55 planches en héliogravure sous serpente. CINQUIEME Vente: Objets d'Arts de l'Extrême-Orient. Vente des 14,15, 17 et 18 mai 1912. Introduction de Raymond Koechlin. Tranches en partie salies. 888 références, nombreuses illustrations in texte. Porcelaines & grès, émaux, bronzes et objets divers de la Chine, boite-écritoires, inros, boites à parfums en laque du Japon, netsukés, bois sculptés, bronzes et ceramiques du Japon, gardes de sabre, bronzes du Thibet, etc. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        VENISE. L'encrier rouge. Esquisses et sonnets. Au cafe Quadri. Tren-cinq eaux-fortes dessinees et gravees par HENRI PAILLARD

      Societe des Amis des Livres, Paris 1912 - In-4°; 2 fogli bianchi, 144, (6); fogli sciolti conservati nella brossura originale coeva riposta nella sua originale copertina rigida in cartone telato verd e custodia originale, con etichetta in cuoio marrone con doratura dell'editore, autore, titolo ed anno. Esemplare perfetto. Tiratura limitata a 100 esemplari numerati ad personam (ns. N° 49 al nome di M. HENRI VEVER membro ufficiale della Societé des Amis des Livres). Lastre biffate subito dopo la stampa.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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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        THE SOUTH POLE Vol 1

      John Murray 1912 - Volume 1 of 2 volumes.Large book,dark blue cloth with gold titles on spine.Light foxing,otherwise clean,tidy and sound.Cover also in very good condition.Numerous actual photographic plates and maps throughout.Tissue guarded frontis of Amundsen [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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        The Tale of Mr Tod

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1912 - [6], 7-93pp, [1], original boards in part-printed glassine DJ, illustrated endpapers. Title in brown to head of upper cover, author to foot, between is an illustrated paper label showing a fox, all within a brown single rule frame, title to spine. DJ's front panel is blank, price to foot of spine, with details of other Potter books to rear panel and flaps. Spine is slightly browned, minor rubbing to extremities, with a very small split to head of rear outer joint, internally one or two very minor spots of foxing, generally clean and bright. DJ is slightly browned, chipped to spine ends and corners, with a small hole to centre of spine, rear panel has a closed tear with some loss to head, just catching the printed review. Frontispiece and fourteen full page colour illustrations (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined drop back cloth box made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in black to spine and again to upper cover, with the illustration of the fox from the front cover of the book replicated to the front of the box. The first two impressions are identical. Quinby 21, Linder, pages 210-212 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Hodder & Stoughton, NY & London 1912 - Unpaginated, approx. 200 pages. 28 1/2 x 22 cm. Twenty-one plates mounted on buff-vellum like sheets and framed with border designs of stylized pineapples and palms. HUGHEY 21d. "Bands around plates are dull gilt design stamped over green.Medallions on guard sheets stamped in lime-green.Printing information on Henry Stone [who printed the color plates and borders] appears verso of title page at bottom." Fresh, very bright copy; plates, covers and text. Free front endpaper darkened at hinge. Orig. tan cloth, front cover elaborately decorated in gilt with gilt spine and front cover lettering. Near fine. [Attributes: 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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        Melchior Lechter - Tagebuch der indischen Reise.

      Berlin, (Otto von Holten) 1912. - FL0407 Gr.–4°. Mit Buchschmuck von M. Lechter. Grüner OriginalLederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf Rückenschild, etwas goldgeprägter Rückenverzierung, vergoldeter Einhorn-Intarsie in blauem Leder als Deckelvignette und vergoldeter Innenkantenbordüre. Der Einband etwas beschabt, der Rücken gebräunt. Nicht paginiert. Teile des Titels, die ersten Textzeilen und der Druckvermerk in Grün gedruckt. Das Vorblatt mit Schenkungsvermerk in Tinte, der Schnitt leicht stockfleckig. Alle Seiten mit einheitlichem, mauresken Rahmen von Melchior Lechter. Im Innenbereich schönes Exemplar. Opus II der Einhorn-Presse, Berlin. Vorliegend Nummer 21 von 315 Exemplaren auf Altbütten (Gesamtauflage 333). Der Druckvermerk von Melchior Lechter monogrammiert und numeriert. Plan und Auschmückung von Melchior Lechter und unter dessen Leitung bei Otto von Holten gedruckt. -- Rodenberg S. 151. 2200

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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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        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]

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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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