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        The Night Land

      UK: Eveleigh Nash. London, Eveleigh Nash, 1912. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is in very good condition with a couple of small areas of thinning to the cloth, slight wrinkling to the spine, offsetting to the feps and a WH Smith library stamp to the front pastedown. A decent copy. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1912.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Sydpolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram 1910-1912

      Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag 1912, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 4p.l.,528;3p.l.,424pp. Very good. Two volumes octavo in original gilt lettered decorated blue cloth with original endpapers, sepia toned portrait, plates and illustrations (some full paged) in text from photos and four folding maps and charts. Some minor darkening to spines else a nice clean set of the true 1st Edition. Rosove 8.A2; Spence 14. Account of the 1910-12 Norwegian Antarctic expedition. Amundsen, having learned that Peary had made his claim on the North Pole, changed course for the South Pole, crossed the Antarctic Circle on Jan. 2, 1911, and made the first motor passage of the ice pack, arriving at the Bay of Whales on Jan. 14, 1911. Amundsen established depots as far south as 82 S and made a premature bid on the pole on Sept 8 1911 reaching only 80 S before turning back, on October 20, 1911 they set out again. On December 14, 1911 Amundsen, Bjaaland, Wisting, Hassel and Hanssen, became the first men to reach the south pole..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        My Journey in Uganda in the Years 1911-12

      [Prague]: Privately printed, c. 1912. Covers lightly soiled, but lovely overall in string-tied burlap boards.. Original photographic album. Oblong quarto. Hand colored map with contemporary regional names. 128 hand-captioned sepia toned gelatin silver prints chronicling an expedition through Kenya and Uganda led by Richard Storch in the early 1900s. Storch was a Czech professional hunter and an amateur photographer, although these photographs cannot be directly attributed to him. Most of the images in the album portray the various tribal peoples encountered en route, with great attention to clothing, jewelry, hair style, and body ornamentation. The travelers and their porters are also documented, with two appalling images of porters chained together to prevent them from quitting the expedition.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912 The South Pole: The Norwegian South Polar Expedition in the Fram 1910-1912

      VG+. Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads, [May-September] 1912. 40 parts, First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Collated Complete with: sepia photographic frontispiece of Amundsen, 4 leaves of plates (2 each in parts 1 and 2) not found in the bound edition, 48 plate leaves, 4 maps including 3 coloured, one double-page and 2 fold-out, numerous text illustrations, publisherÕs instructions for private binders at front of Part 40. Original paper wrappers decorated with circular photograph set within a surround of penguins, the first two parts coloured silver with red and blue Norwegian flag, and the remainder light blue-green as called for. All 40 parts in Good+ condition, some pages untrimmed and with small chips and frays Ñ to be expected with this delicate set. PublisherÕs boards in excellent condition with very bright gilt. Very Scarce First Issue of AmundsenÕs classic account of his victorious expedition to the South Pole. ÑRosove 8.A1.1& & This 40 part issue of Sydpolen was followed by Jacob DybwadsÕ 2-volume edition and translated immediately into English, Danish, French, and German. This official account is exceptionally difficult to find in the original parts. Rosove lists only 2 copies of the original 40 parts issue (one of which lacks the binding advertisement and instructions). & & With: original sales receipt, dated 18 May 1912, is laid inside front cover of Part 1.& & Now protected in two custom clam shell boxes: Quarter burgundy morocco and black buckram; interior in black silk moriŽ cloth, spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles and de-bossed decorative motifs.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Die Bücherei Maiandros. Eine Zeitschrift von 60 zu 60 Tagen. Herausgeber von Heinrich Lautensack, Alfred Richard Meyer, Anselm Ruest. 1. - 6. Buch und 8 Beiblätter (= alles Erschienene)

      Berlin, Knorr 1912 -1914. 21 cm. In 1 Band. Insgesamt 380 Seiten mit Text- und Umschlagillustrationen von A. Segal, R. G. W. Rössner, M. Laurencin, Max Beckmann und Ludwig Meidner. Festeinband, Pappband mit Rückenschild, Original-Umschläge beigebunden - Raabe, Zeitschr. 11 - Diesch 2854 - WG2 18 - Vollständige Reihe dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift mit allen Beiblättern. Die auf grünem Papier gedruckten Beiblätter mit Einleitung, Rezensionen und Verlagsanzeigen. Den einzelnen Büchern ist das zugehörige Beiblatt vorgebunden. 1. Buch: Lublinski, Samuel: Teresa und Wolfgang. Oktober 1912. Mit Beiblatt. 7, (9); 60 Seiten Erstausgabe (Wilpert-G. 24); 2. Buch: Meyer, Alfred Richard / Lautensack, Heinrich: Ekstatische Wallfahrten. Dezember 1912. Mit Beiblatt. 18, (6); (32) Seiten Erstausgabe (Wilpert-G. 18); 3. Buch: Ruest, Anselm: Apollodoros. Februar 1913. Mit Beiblatt. 11, (5), 38, (2) Seiten Erstausgabe; 4. und 5. Buch: Der Mistral. Eine lyrische Anthologie. Mai 1913. Mit Beiblatt. 7, (1); 69, (3) Seiten Beiträge von Dehmel, Marinetti, Brod, Becher, Lasker-Schüler und anderen; 6. Buch: Der Garten der Erkentnis. In Memoriam Leon Deubel. September 1913. Mit Beiblatt. 11, (1); 48 Seiten Angebunden sind 3 weitere Beiblätter: November 1913. 18, (2) S.; Februar 1914. 15, (1) S.; Mai 1914. 15, (1) Seiten -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Grundzüge einer Allgemeinen Theorie der Linearen Integralgleichungen.Inscribed to Edmund Landau. Leipzig & Berlin: B.G. Teubner, 1912. First edition, presentation copy.

      A fine copy of Hilbert's classical text with presentation to the eminent number theorist Edmund Landau. Handwritten presentation on front fly leaf: "S.l Kollegen Landau / zu. fr. Er. / aus dem Verf. / Göttingen den 26 Sept. 1912". This is the first book form of Hilbert's groundbreaking work on integral equations (originally published as six papers in the Göttinger Nachrichten, 1904-10) which lead to the development Hilbert spaces. An outstanding presentation from one master to another.. 8vo (246 x 167 mm), pp. xxvi, 282, publishers full cloth. Some light wear to upper and lower capitals, else very fine and fresh. With previous owner's signature at top, above presentation (Robert Weinstock - Professor of mathematics at Stanford and author of a popular text book on the calculus of variations). Signed items by Hilbert are rare

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        The Work of the Bond House / by Lawrence Chamberlain

      New York : Moody's Magazine Book Department, 1912. 1st Edition. Description: 157 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Bonds. A fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A Young Man's Fancy

      [Indianapolis]: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1912. First edition. 4to. Decorations by E. Stetson Crawford. Bound in original blind embossed brown cloth, near fine, in dustjacket with Coles Phillips design from full page image in text, edgeworn with piece from top corner of front panel and small chips to spine ends . This book features Coles' famous "fadeaway girl": a figure whose clothing matched, and disappeared into, the background

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Japanese Print, an Interpretation

      Chicago: The Ralph Fletcher Seymour Co., Fine Arts Building, 1912. 35pp., printed on Japanese paper, endpaper are a fibrous Japanese paper, bound n tan paper over boards, lettering dark blue and an abstract crane in olive green. Tasteful University bookplate and markings to spine, with round shelf sticker to upper board, corners and edges worn through paper. A good copy of the exceedingly scarce work. [Sweeney 109]. First Edition. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Aesop's Fables A New Translation By V.S. Vernon Jones With An Introduction By G.K. Chesterton

      London & New York: William Heinemann & Doubleday, Page, 1912. hardcover. Orig. cloth, pictorial stamping in gold on front cover and spine. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 224 pages, 29.5 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 1135 of 1450. Thirteen mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, and 53 drawings in black and white. LATIMORE & HASKELL p.38-39. Text generally clean, a few margins or corners toned, endpapers replaced, covers darkened.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann,, 1912. A new translation by V. S. Vernon Jones. With an introduction by G. K. Chesterton and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained green. With 13 colour plates, captioned tissues and further monochrome illustrations throughout. Endpapers a little toned and spotted and occasional light foxing throughout, a very good copy. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York. 1912.. Elephant folio chromolithograph print, 34 1/4 x 25 inches, plus margins. In fine condition. This majestic print is the largest and most dramatic of Thomas Moran's printed works. It was published by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1912, after the original oil commissioned for (and still owned by) the line. It shows a tremendous sweep of the scenery of the Grand Canyon from the Hermit Rim, with the bright colors of the Canyon shown dramatically against the turbulent sky. Thomas Moran, famous for his superb landscapes of the West, first painted the Grand Canyon in 1873 when he painted his "Chasm of the Colorado," which he sold to Congress the following year. In 1892 he visited the Canyon as a guest of the Santa Fe Railroad, whose line now brought tourists within easy reach, and painted a large canvas for the line in return for a free trip. The Santa Fe Railroad completed a spur line to the rim in 1901, and consistently sponsored "artist's excursions" there from 1901 to 1912, as well as purchasing paintings to serve as a basis for promotional efforts. In 1912 the railroad capped twenty years of association with Moran by commissioning this picture and producing this large chromolithograph. Almost all copies of this Moran print were soon distributed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a promotional gift. Few of these have survived, generally being badly framed, usually without glass, and displayed in poor conditions. A small number remained in the archives of the railroad, and so have retained their untrimmed and pristine state. The present copy is one of these, a fine copy of Moran's most striking printed image. Nancy K. Anderson, ed., THOMAS MORAN, pp.301, 320 (detail).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Aesop's Fables A New Translation By V.S. Vernon Jones With An Introduction By G.K. Chesterton

      William Heinemann & Doubleday, Page, London & New York 1912 - 224 pages, 29.5 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 1135 of 1450. Thirteen mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, and 53 drawings in black and white. LATIMORE & HASKELL p.38-39. Text generally clean, a few margins or corners toned, endpapers replaced, covers darkened. Orig. cloth, pictorial stamping in gold on front cover and spine. Teg. Very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        History of the Hoppers

      London,: W & R Chambers, circa, 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).Muir, 5707.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Return of the Native. (Works of Thomas Hardy, Wessex Edition)

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1912. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED by 10% until Sunday, Aug. 18. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! signed "Thomas Hardy. [/] June: 1912" on half title; [xii], [485], [1], [2] (ads) pp., frontispiece, double page map; original cloth dulled and rubbed with front free endpaper removed, still a sound copy with signature dark and clear . Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Tedious Brief Tales Of Granta & Gramayre (Rare Dustwrapper)

      UK 1st edition. Original pictorial boards depicting a cowled, beckoning skeleton. 93pp, last two pages still uncut. Short poem plus nine highly regarded fictional supernatural ghost stories set in and around the University Of Cambridge by the then Master Of Jesus College. Arthur Gray was a friend and contemporary of the ghost-story writer M.R. James; both had their work published in 'The Cambridge Review' before it later appeared in hardback book format. The book has a little age-browning to the endpapers and one small ink name to the front freee endpaper but is otherwise in bright, fine codition. The dustwrapper has a very slightly toned spine, light chipping to the spine ends and an unobtrusive 1cm closed tear to the bottom edge. Nevertheless, we have no reservations about describing the dw as in near fine condition. A remarkable survival of a very handsome, large format book, itself a cornerstone of any serious ghost story collection. NB. The initial print run was likely to be in the low to mid hundreds, and just like Heffers' publication of E.G. Swain's 'Stoneground Ghost Tales' in 1912, was most likely part-funded by the author (Swain contributed 75% of the publication costs for his own book, for example). 'Tedious Brief Tales' sold out however, and was quickly reprinted, bringing the total print run up to circa 1,000 copies. In 1993 it was reprinted by the Ghost Story Press in a limited edition of 300 copies; this edition was produced without a dustwrapper but repeated the origial front design. In 1996 Jesus College reprinted the book as 'The Everlasting Club' (a story from the collection) in red cloth but with the cowled design of a skeleton on the front. This was produced in a run of 2,000 copies and retailed at £6; the College were quite understandably unhappy to discover that speculative bookdealers piled in to snap up most of the copies which were quickly listed for circa £30-40 in catalogues and online. As a result they no longer sell copies direct; nor have they filed copies with the British Library. Running out of ideas, the Ashtree Press also saw fit to reprint the book yet again in 2008. So, the book has been reprinted at least four times, but wise collectors still chase the first edition since it has held its value very well in the last decade. Copies of the first in dw do very occasionally surface but to find one in such stunning collector's condition is very rare.

      [Bookseller: Elegant Horrors]
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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. This is the "New Edition", a reprint of the first but with a new colour frontis and an additional 7 b/w drawings. 50 superb tipped-in colour plates distributed throughout the book. Numerous b/w drawings including some full-page. Green cloth, elaborate gilt decorations to front cover and spine. 126 pages. Large format, 11.25 x 8.5 inches. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped. A couple of tiny marks to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing throughout although not affecting tissue guards or colour plates which are in fine condition. Two of the full-page b/w illustrations have slightly ragged edges. Covers are beautifully bright and clean having been protected by original brown dustwrapper which has large pictorial onlay to front cover. Wrapper is a little grubby to rear, chipped at corners with slight loss at base of browned spine and top of rear flap. Scarce in original wrapper. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Annals of Hampstead ( 3 Volumes, Limited Signed Edition )

      Adam and Charles Black, London 1912 - Complete in 3 volumes. Signed limited edition. Collation, xxxvi,306pp, xix[1]299pp, xviii,409pp, illustrated throughout, some folding,large folding map in pocket. Bound in original publishers blue gilt cloth, full gilt edges. Cloth light rubbed on edges, 2 corners light knocked, a few minor abrasion marks. Generally bindings in very good clean firm conition.Dust jackets rubbed, worn with loss. Jackets in good condition. Internally, gathering in ( i,e small section of pages ) slightly protruding in volume 2, but pages still holding firm. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice 3 volume work. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas. (The Common Law)

      1912. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Das Gemeine Recht Englands und Nordamerikas (The Common Law) in Elf Abhandlungen dargestellt von Dr. O.W. Holmes, Jr. Mitglied des Obersten Gerichshofes der Vereinigten Staaten in Washington. Leipzig: Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1912. xix, 423 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Original three quarter gilt stamped cloth, marbled boards and edges, very lightly worn. Bookplate on inside front pastedown. A very nice and attractive copy. * First German edition. The title page states that this work was translated with permission of the author by Dr. Rudolph Leonhard, Professor of the University of Breslau and Doctor of Laws of Columbia University.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Ronans Well and 17 Other Volumes of Scotts Works,

      Henry Frowde, 1912 - 18 volumes, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London, Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton, 1912.. FIRST EDITION 1912, small 4to, 245 x 210 mm, 9¾ x 8¼ inches, cloth backed, extra embossed coloured plate mounted on upper cover, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, black and white vignette to spine, top edge gilt, no pagination. 36 delightful mounted colour plates, 30 single and 6 double page, many charming large line illustrations, all of dressed animals, sometimes beautifully attired, sometimes not. Stories: the adventures of Hungry Peter, the Pig; Rufus, the Cat; Humpty & Dumpty, the Rabbits; Rags, the Dog; Master Quack, the Duckling; and Forager, the Puppy. Expertly rebacked and restitched, original backstrip laid down, 5 mm (¼") of original cloth missing from head and tail of spine, slight wear to 'C' and 'A' at top of spine, couple of minute rust marks near tail of spine, corners slightly worn, a few tiny scratches to plate on upper cover, lower cover lightly marked. Occasional slight faint foxing and occasional pale fingermark, a few plate mounts a little worn along edges, 2 mounts reinserted, 1 with small amount of cream paper adhering to inner margin, a little pencil erased from lower margin of 1 text page and 1 mount, leaving slight scoring, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce wonderful book. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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      1912. 1. (DETMOLD,EDWARD)illus. HOURS OF GLADNESS by Maurice Maeterlinck. London: George Allen (1912). 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), white cloth with gilt design, FINE in dust wrapper. 1st edition. Printed on high quality paper and featuring 20 exquisite tipped-in color plates with rich, deep colors, plus endpaper and title page designs. This is a great clean copy with the scarce dw which has preserved the freshness of the binding.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Haut Sénégal- Niger (Soudan Français) Séries D'études Publiées Sous la Direction de M. Le Gouverneur Clozel; Deuxième Série; Géographie Économique

      Paris: Émile Larose 1912, 1st edition. () [[iv] 396; [8] 305 [6]. Near fine. 2 vols. Quarto. Bound in contemporary 3 / 4 smooth calf with marbled paper. Gilt tooled spines, raised bands to same; spine titles in gilt. Edges of boards at joints slightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped. Upper edges gilt with green ribbon markers; fore and lower edges lightly foxed. Marbled endpapers; bookplate to front paste-down (both vols.). Inscription in ink with signature to half title (vol.1). Vol.1 with map frontis; vol. 2 with pictoral. Illustrated with 191 further plates from photogravures, 11 further coloured maps. Beautiful matched set; boards very ornamental. Text in French. Finely bound presentation set, warmly inscribed by the author to his friend in the colonial administration, Inspecteur Loisy. Later the personal copies of British egyptologist John Ralph Willis. The set comprises an study of the geography and economy of the French colonies of Senegal and the French Soudan. One of a kind with inscription..

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

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      Published by Blackie & Son Ltd., 1912. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Very good condition with no wrapper. Green boards with cloth spine and pictorial onlay to front. Pictorial endpapers. Glorious colour illustrations of cat scouts throughout. Verses and stories by Jessie Pope. Spine bumped, corners worn. Faint colouring to one picture on front endpaper. A few grubby spots to contents but generally bright and clean. A super Louis Wain item for cat lovers. [S]

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      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1912. 1st edition.. Paperback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Poor condition. A Father Tuck's Panorama. Oblong format. 4 plates in concertina form that fold out to create a large panorama with 14 numbered card figures of cats, and corresponding numbered slits in the panorama to insert the cat figures. On the reverse is a rhyme by Arthur Burnaby with b/w illustrations also by Wain. Each plate has now separated (the spine has completely gone) so that four individual plates are left. Plates are nice and bright. Six of the fourteen cat figures are missing. One cat figure is missing the head. Some figures a little creased. Rear cover grubby and torn where pocket flap was (pocket flap missing). [S]

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        William Strang Catalogue Of His Etched Work 1882-1912 WITH William Strang Supplement To The `Catalogue Of His Etched Work 1882-1912'

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons & Maclehose, Jackson and Co, 1912. First editions. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth, backstrip paper labels. Teg. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Strang, William. (17) 247 & (31) 106 pages. 26 x 17 cm. Publiished 1912-1913. Volume I: Limited edition, copy 43 of 130 with a print of the etching of Mr. Granville Barker, signed by Strang; Supplement, Limited edition, one of 300. Vol.I illustrated with 544 reproductions; *Supplement illustrated with 179 reproductions. The Supplement compiled by Strang brings the etchings catalogued up to the year 1920, and includes a number of items dated before 1912 but omitted in that volume. Catalogue of Etchings, Alphabetical Index of Etchings, and Index of Subjects appear in both volumes. His etchings for the "Pilgrims Progress", "Ancient Mariner" were highly praised. He also illustrated some of Rudyard Kipling's stories. He was one of the original members of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. In 1902 together with his fellow Scot, D.Y. Cameron resigned from the Society in protest against the inclusion in its exhibitions of etched or engraved reproductions of pictures. Spine labels chipped, owner inscription (Vol.I only) and back cover cover Vol.I slightly mottled.

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        Shipping Casualties - Loss of the Steamship "Titanic" : Report of a Formal Investigation into the Circumstances Attending the Foundering on the 15th April, 1912, of the British Steamship "Titanic", of Liverpool, After Striking Ice In or Near Latitude 41 46' N., Longitude 50 14' W., North Atlantic Ocean, whereby loss of life ensued

      London. His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by J. Truscott and Son. 1912. Bound in imprinted blue wrappers. Housed in archival clamshell box. Tall 8vo. The First Edition. The British inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic was headed by a former judge, Lord Mersey, and, although some have suggested it was a whitewash, his report is described by the British historian Richard Howells as "the most sober and detailed documentary account available" and by American writer Stephen Cox as "a monument of intelligent and well-grounded diversity of judgment." Mersey found that the entire passage had been made at high speed but not maximum speed and that the Captain had not been ordered by the owners to break the transatlantic record as was being alleged. He acquitted Captain Smith of negligence. He regretted that there had been no proper boat drill (because the law did not require it) and that some of the half-empty lifeboats had not sought to save the passengers in the water. He regretted that the Leyland liner Californian, under Captain Lord, stopped by ice between five and ten miles away, had failed to respond to the distress rockets. Had it done so, it might have saved lives. The Board of Trade required sixteen lifeboats for all vessels over 10,000 tons and the Titanic had twenty but still not enough for the number of passengers. The inquiry recommended that in future there should be sufficient lifeboats for all those on board all ships, watertight bulkheads, a twenty-four-hour wireless service on all ships, regular boat, fire and watertight door drills, and the reduction of speed on the receipt of ice warnings. (Jeffrey Richards) Various usual chipping to thin paper covers at edges and spine.Small coloured smudge to front cover. Previous owners ink inscription to top of Title Page. Internals nicely preserved, alebit some usual dog-earing throughout. A delicate but extremely sound, clean copy of this extremely rare relic of the Titanic disaster.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Die 12 Monate. Originalithographien

      (Vienna: Wiener Werkstatte, 1912). Quarto. (13)ff. The Twelve Months of the Year. With 13 sheets, each 29.7 x 22 cm, compromising twelve color lithographs for the months of the year, and one sheet depicting the four seasons. The prints are from illustrations by Franz von Zulow. Each of the monthly illustrations is compartmentalized into four images - two on the top and two on the bottom, with a central picture surrounded by decorative geometric borders. Each sheet has the name of the month written in different stylized lettering. The cover sheet for the four seasons has four rectangular sections with geometric borders of circles, diamonds, flowers, and sheaf's of wheat and likewise distinctive lettering for the season titles. The illustrations have a primitive, childlike, almost magical feeling, as though in awe at the changing of the seasons and the passing of time. Each lithograph is the artist's imaginative response to the evocation of the months. For example, March has romantic imagery in the form of cupids, a dancing couple, and a gentleman courting a lady. Von Zulow uses strong black outlines around dominant greens and reds with touches of beige, white, orange, and yellow. Von Zulow (1883-1963) was a renowned and prolific Austrian painter, graphic artist, designer, and muralist. From 1908 he was an illustrator and designer for the Wiener Werkstatte, the Vienna Crafts Studio, known for their modern designs at the turn of the twentieth century, and for the superior quality of their craftsmanship. This series of lithographs was produced in 1912. Unbound, as issued. The sheets are enclosed in a black-cloth portfolio with four fold-over sections. Inside covers are decorated with beautiful abstract washes of swirling brown, green, and olive colors. It is rare to find a set that has all of the sheets and is in good condition. A fine example. (Schweiger, p. 77, pictured on p. 185).

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      London. Postmarked 2 July 1912.. One page, with address on verso. Postally used, but very good. Oversize folding cloth case. A superb tongue-lashing addressed to Edwin Alsbach, Jr., of San Francisco, CA, filling the margins of one side of his boilerplate printed response cards. Shaw berates the recipient for asking permission to name a debating society after him in the U.S.: "How any Society consisting of such hopeless idiots as to be still debating whether they should be a genuine human Society of Mankind (that is, men and women working together) could have the audacity to call itself a Bernard Shaw Club baffles my understanding and takes away my breath. Please alter the name. Why not call yourself the Mrs. Grundy Club? I utterly disown you. GBS."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Netherlands Railways

      No date. Ca. 1912-1920s?. Color lithograph poster, sheet size 40 1/2 x 29 inches, professionally mounted on linen making scarcely noticeable the following: three tears into image; edge tears and light abrasion to margins, light soiling to upper right corner. Two filled areas (1 x 2 inch areas of paper loss filled in) to margins. Image is clean and bright. Gorgeous vintage poster featuring trees, a field of colorful tulips, windmill and distant cityscape, with a wonderful Art Nouveau quality to the decorative tulip border. Text under image reads: For All Information About Travel in Holland, Apply to the: Official Tourist Office, The Hague, 30 Hooge Nieuwstraat. Netherlands Chamber of commerce in New-York Inc., 44 Beaver Street. Holland American Chamber of Commerce for the Pacific Coast States (Inc.) San Francisco, 699 Mills Building, 216 Montgomery Street. Illustrated guidebooks, pamphlets, maps etc. free on application. .

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        The Moon Endureth. Tales and Fancies

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1912., 1912. First Edition, SIGNED dedication to: 'C.D. Carpenter / from / John Buchan' and dated 'May 1, 1912' in ink to first free end paper. 8vo; pp.324 + 4 (ads) + 64-page catalogue dated 12/11. A sound and tight copy in publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Light foxing to fore edge and to a couple of pages; inner hinges starting. Gilt to spine rubbed with head and foot at some point glued to stop wear, although this is not visible. A lovely copy made all the more attractive by the neat signed inscription. A curious collection of strange tales from the acclaimed thriller writer and creator of gentleman spy Richard Hannay. See Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [324]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette".

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912], - FIRST EDITION, COLONIAL ISSUE. 8vo., pp. (vii) + 319. With photographic portrait frontispiece of members of the expedition, plates and map. Bound in the publisher's pictorial red cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt illustration of Challenger to upper, titled and bordered in white. Internally clean, some edgespotting, flyleaf neatly reattached, ink note to back of frontis, some minor soiling to cloth, spine a trifle sunned. The colonial issued was bound in this striking red claoth rather than the standard dark blue. The first Challenger novel, in which our hero travels to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls and ape men could still exist. Green & Gibson A37. Harold Locke Bibliography p.61-63. Ex-Nigel Williams, with his pencil note to pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Tale of Mr Tod

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912. [6], 7-93pp, [1], original boards, illustrated endpapers. Title in green to head of upper cover, author to foot, between is an illustrated paper label showing a fox, all within a green single rule frame, title to spine. Spine is browned, minor rubbing to extremities. Internally a previous owners name to reverse of frontispiece, crease to corner of pages 17/18, otherwise quite bright and clean. 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. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        In Storyland with Louis Wain

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

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird

      Hodder and Stoughton, London, [1912]., 1912. Quarto, with 50 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues, and numerous black and white illustrations. Finely bound in recent green half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, publisher's original green cloth boards with gilt decorative title to upper. Minimal light foxing, otherwise fine. The Best Edition. The First edition to have full page black and white illustrations, to have an added plate as the frontispiece, and to have the plates bound in order. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Lives of the most eminent painters, sculptors & architects / by Giorgio Vasari ; newly translated by Gaston Du C. De Vere ; with five hundred illustrations [complete in 10 volumes]

      London : Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society, 1912-1915, 1912. 1st Edition. Physical description: 10 v. : illus. , plates ; 26 cm. Features plates in colour and monochrome. Subjects: Artists - Italy - Biography - Sources - Early works to 1800. Art - Italy - History. Art, Renaissance - Italy - Early works to 1800. Contents: Vol. 1. Cimabue to Agnolo Gaddi -- v. 2. Berna to Michelozzo Michelozzi -- v. 3. Filarete and Simone to Mantegna -- v. 4. Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo -- v. 5. Andrea da Fiesole to Lorenzo Lotto -- v. 6. Fra Giocondo to Niccolo Soggi -- v. 7. Tribolo to Il Sodoma -- v. 8. Bastiano to Taddeo Zucchero -- v. 9. Michelagnolo to the Flemings -- v. 10. Bronzino to Vasari & general index. Near fine to fine cloth copies in a very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrappers, now mylar-sleeved. Varying degrees of sun fading to dust wrapper spines. Vols. 6 and 10 lacking dust wrappers. Minor, scattered marginal foxing, mainly around prelim. pages. POS to front pastedowns. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Shakespeare's Songs

      The Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon,, 1912. Sextodecimo. Original red paper stamped in imitation of raffia over boards, title in black within recessed panel on front cover, untrimmed edges, black silk marker. Spine darkened, front joint split in centre, still a good copy of a prettily-presented edition. Limited edition, one of 510 copies printed, presentation copy from Lytton Strachey to Ottoline Morrell, with his gift inscription on the front free endpaper, "Ottoline from Lytton. Xmas, 1920.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tale of Mr. Tod

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912 First edition, first printing. A near fine copy, with some minor wear to the extremities, slight rubbing to the spine, front panel illustration is bright and unfaded, with fresh pages, with a former owner's signature on the front endpaper (dated 1916). Includes 14 plates with color illustrations and 1 plate with a color frontispiece, with 41 black and white illustrations throughout the text. A classic piece of children's literature, the story continues Potter's motif of animal characters and tells of Tommy Brock, a badger, and his archenemy Mr. Tod, a fox. "The Tale of Mr. Tod" was intended as the first of a new series following the "Peter Rabbit" books.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        DES CHATS A TRAVERS LE MONDE. (Cats of Many Lands)

      Paris, Raphael Tuck & Fils, circa 1912.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 325 x 230 mm, 13 x 9 inches, colour illustrated card covers with large extra colour illustration on upper cover (seated Spanish dancer cat with 2 admirers, 1 with tambourine) and repeat of Japanese cat on lower cover, 6 text pages. 8 superb full page full colour illustrations of wonderful large jolly dressed cats. 12 large black and white illustrations in the text, heightened with pale blue, also of dressed cats. Delightful humorous French text, partly printed on colour plates. A little chipping to spine paper, 10 mm (½") at head, 20 mm at tail, corners very slightly worn, slight darkening of upper cover at top edge with very slight staining, very faintly showing also at top of first page and last text pages, 10 mm (½") closed edge tear to 1 text page. A very good plus copy, as scarce in the original English version as in the French. The colour plates: Scottish cat plays bagpipes; Irish pig farmer cat goes to market; French cats learn golf; Italian lady cat goes to market with milk and oranges; flirtatious Japanese cat dances for two admirers; Dutch cat and kitten among the windmills bring in the milk for the world famous cheese; Swiss cats on honeymoon take fright seeing the bear of Berne; and Red Indian cat in full head-dress and moccasins draws back his bow. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The High History of Good Sir Palamedes the Saracen Knight and of His Following of the Questing Beast by Aleister Crowley Rightly Set Forth in Rime.

      London: Wieland and Company, 1912.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo pp.viii, 113. Publisher's white buckram with gilt titles to upper and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some browning to the spine and a little light grubbiness to the boards, but essentialy a fine copy with very clean pages. Written during a visit to Allan Bennett (his friend and early mentor on his magical path) in 1905, this long poem is an allegory of the path of an initiate towards the Great Work. An excellent copy of an uncommon Crowley title. Yorke [35]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Camera Work, Special Number

      New York: Camera Work, 1912. Spine perished, wrappers chipped and worn; internally very good.. First Edition. Quarto. With 14 halftone plates of paintings and sculpture by Matisse and Picasso; two articles by Gertrude Stein.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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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. Small split to head of spine and small loss to foot of spine. First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper."For Rose Hedges from Miss Potter. Wishing her a Merry Christmas 1912." Rose Hedges was in service to Beatrix Potter's mother at the time of receiving this book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Tale of Mr Tod

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 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. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/Fair. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Tale of Mr. Tod

      London, Frederick Warne and Co. 1912, 1912. First Edition. 16mo. 94pp. Publisher's beige paper covered boards with laid on illustration. Titled in brown to spine and front board. Slightly bumped at head and tail of spine and a trifle worn at the extremties, outstandingly clean and fresh. The primary reason for the superior condition of this book is that it still possesses its original glassine printed dustwrapper. Unsusprisingly fragile, with chips of loss to the head and tail of the spine and a 2 inch closed tear to the front panel, the wrapper is nevertheless clean and strong printed with a list of alternative Potter titles to the rear panel and inside flaps. An astonishing survival resulting in this copy being remarkably clean and bright. Quinby [21]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Frederick Warne and Co.,1912. FIRST EDITION. 6mo(5.7 x 4.4 inches). Illustrated with colour frontis and 14 full page colour plates, plus several line engravings by the author throughout the text. Full colour decorative endpapers. Original grey paper covered boards ruled and lettered in dark green and with a full colour plate onlayed to the front panel within a green ruled border. The spine is lettered, decorated and ruled in green. Minor toning to the spine but overall a near fine, bright and clean copy. Linder - Page 429.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        1912 Signed handwritten note by Noted American Graphic Artist Charles Dana Gibson

      A handwritten note, interestingly written from Carnegie Hall and dated May 2 1912 and with a artists' palette-style "Dana" in the signature; evidently the addressee had asked Gibson about using an image he'd drawn; to a Mr. Abbott, and describing the process for using the art, fees & copyright notice; very businesslike and polite; a good indication that Gibson knew his rights and responsibilities and had the ability to take care of his own; about 7 1/2 " x 10" size, written on one side of the paper; Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) prominent American illustrator and artist, famous for his "Gibson Girls" and his work depicting women and society of the time; some age-toning, faint old fold-lines; in very good condition. . Very Good.

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        J.-L. Forain Aquafortiste Catalogue Raisonne De L'Oeuvre Grave De L'Artiste Avec Une Eau-Forte Originale

      Paris: H. Floury, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Navy cloth, red leather spine labels printed in gilt. Fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Forain, Jean-Louis. 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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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