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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Typed Manuscript, signed ("M. Gorkii"), warning of the consequences of the Russian invasion of Persia, with an autograph cover letter, signed ("M. Gorky"), conveying the manuscript, to Frederick Whelen

      Capri, february 3, 1912. 4to. 2 pp. typed manuscript on paper, in Russian, 1 p. autograph cover letter, in English, with a typed English translation of the manuscript. Very light foxing, overall very good . Frederick Whelen was a member of the Persia Committee, which was a group formed in opposition to Britain's policy toward Persia in the wake of the 1907 Anglo-Russian treaty, which crushed the nascent constitutionalist movement and divided Iran into Engish and Russian "spheres of influence." Early in 1912, when Russian troops invaded northern Iran, ostensibly to restore order, Whelan invited Gorky, via Prince V. Bariatinsky, to comment on the "Persian trouble"; Gorky responds with this manuscript, arguing that the Russian government's invasion is inhumane, futile, and "is creating, by its senseless conduct, a new and irreconcilable enemy in Persia for the Russian people. Moreover, the conduct of the Russian troops in Persia is serving to strengthen the spread of Orthodox Pan-Islamism, which rejects the creative ideas and principles fostered in Europe, and in this way the Russian Government's actions are injurious to the interests of European culture ... I cannot see what ideas useful to the Persians the Russian Bureaucracy can possibly introduce. Finally I think that the seizure of Persia has been due not so much to the interests of Russian capital as to the desire of the Dynasty of the Romanoffs to give to their people a new extensions of territory and by so doing to commemorate the 300th anniversary of their own establishment in Russia. This tercentenary-as it is well known, is fictitious, and this gift will develop into a source of misfortune for the Russian people, for it is impossible to believe that Persia will reconcile herself to the enslavement which threatens her"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Sydpolen Sydpolen den Norske Sydpolsfaerd med Fram 1910-1912 [The Norwegian South Polar Expedition in the Fram 1910-1912]

      NF. Kristiania (Norway), Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912, First Edition, Royal 8vo; 2 Volumes. Vol. I: [viii] 528pp., photographic frontis portrait of Amundsen, 46 full page mostly photographic plates, 179 mostly photographic illustrations in text; Vol. II: [vi] 424pp., 11 maps, charts and plans bound in at end, 11 full-page facsimile notebook observations, 2 full-page charts, 14 sketch maps, charts and graphs in text, 1 sketch illustration in text. Including 11 unlisted sketches, charts and maps at the rear of Volume II.& & PublisherÕs ribbed light blue cloth, covers with dark blue panels containing image of expedition party at the South Pole; covers with raised lettering in bright gilt, spines with image of penguins in bright gilt and lettered in gilt, publisherÕs blue gray end pages, marbled page edges. An extraordinarily clean set inside and out of the Norwegian First PublisherÕs Bound Edition. Tight, un-cracked and strong hinges, no prior ownership markings and no foxing. In Near Fine condition. ÑSpence 14; Conrad 156; Taurus 70; Rosove 8.A2& & The original Norwegian text of AmundsenÕs pioneering march to the (South) Pole and safe return, was written before the fate of Scott and his men was known. As AmundsenÕs feat had considerable importance for newly independent Norway, his narrative was first published in serial form, to be bound up by purchasers after the last issue. Hard on the heels of the last issue this splendidly baroque cloth bound version was publishedÉ ÑTaurus 70.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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      Published by Gay & Hancock, 1912. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Tennant, Dudley. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 500 copies. 20 splendid tipped-in colour plates, reminiscent of Charles Robinson. Each plate has a captioned tissue guard. 267 pages, top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Full vellum binding with gilt titles and decoration. Large, heavy format. SIGNED by Wilcox and Tennant to limitation page, this is copy no. 178. Cover edges and spine are just a little grubby. Silk ties are missing. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Untrimmed page edges are dusty and there is some very light fingering otherwise contents are clean. 1 plate has a very light crease to a lower corner, all others present and fine condition. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Poems of Passion

      Gay and Hancock, 1912. Revised Edition. Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. Author's inscription reads "So many Gods, so many creeds - So many ways that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox May 1913." Size: Small Octavo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Poetry. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 13122. .

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        The Bed-Time Book [Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith]

      Duffield, New York 1912 - Quarto, 31 pp., Cover is lightly soiled and worn near the edges. Gift inscription in ink. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        Camera Work, Number XXXVII

      New York: Camera Work, 1912. Plates in fine condition. Wrappers trimmed at the edges but mostly otherwise intact.. First Edition. Quarto. Unopened. Number XXXVII of Camera Work, with nine strong photogravures by David Octavius Hill, all portraits.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Camera Work. A Photographic Quarterly edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz | Number XXXVII

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1912. Paperback. Limited Edition. Quarto. 48pp + advertisements. Original stiff gray wrappers printed in white; yapped edges brittle, creased and chipped away to some small degree along the edges. Some minor staining to the lower edge of the spine near the gutter, but creeping up and affecting the corner margin of some of the prints. With nine photogravure portraits in total (presented in sections of five, and four) printed directly on to Japanese tissue; the other four are printed on a laid paper and mounted on Japanese tissue. While there is evidence of this minor staining lightly in the margins it is never close to the images themselves. A Very Good copy. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Australia V New Zealand 1912

      1912 - Programme for the New Zealand tour of Queensland in 1912. The team played three matches in one week against Queensland (billed as Australia in the centre pages), all in Brisbane. The score for the first match is written on the centre pages, 13-10 to Queensland. 24pp. Minor staple rust, score written to centre pages. Very good. Rare

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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      1912. Very Good. WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. THE JAPANESE PRINT. An Interpretation. Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour Company, 1912. First edition (trade). 8vo, tan paper-covered boards, stamped in blue and green. 8vo, 35pp. Slight edgewear and a bit of cover soiling. Overall, this is a tight, very good copy of a scarce item.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Hours of Gladness

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

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        The Cloud

      Los Angeles: C.C. Parker, 1912. Likely small repair to the cloth at the spine heel, short scrape at the bottom of the front panel, light foxing around the edges of some pages not affecting the images (identical to the only other copy of this title I have handled); else bright and near fine in canvas backed boards with a paper label on the front cover. The six photographs are vibrant and fine (one may have a small imperfection, but it's impossible to tell without comparing to another copy). As nice an example of this title as one could realistically hope for.. First Edition. Quarto. Prospectus laid in. Number 35 of 60 numbered copies; SIGNED by Coburn. With six original 7 x 5 inch gum-platinum prints of clouds, printed by Coburn, accompanying Percy Bysshe Shelley's iconic poem. The rarest publication of the pictorialist era.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Wien. Zwölf Radierungen

      Wien, Ges. f. vervielfält. Kunst 1912.. Fol. Titelbl., 11 (v. 12) lose Orig.-Farbradierungen von Luigi Kasimir. OLn.-Mappe m. farb. Deckelschild. Vorderdeckel fleckig. 10 Taf. mit eh. Signatur d. Künstlers. DieTaf. zeigen: Michaelerplatz, Maria am Gestade, Salesianerkirche, Hoher Markt, Kahlenberg und Leopoldsberg, Karlskirche, Mölkerbastei, Universitätsplatz, Schönbrunn, Stephanskirche. Die Taf. "Motiv aus dem Belvedere" fehlt. -Dazu: "Stefanskirche". Ebda. Eh. signiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First Edition, first printing. Illustrated with four plates by Douglas Duer. 8vo, publisher’s original tan cloth, the upper cover ruled in purple and lettered in gilt and featuring a tipped-on colour illustration of a Western horizon, the spine lettered in black. (8), 335 pp. A very nice copy , internally near fine, the cloth with some very minor and expected mellowing or age evidence, the front hinge just a bit tender. A really handsome copy of a book elusive in collector’s condition. ZANE GREY’S MOST FAMOUS, POPULAR AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BOOK. First Editions are becoming hard to find. Grey can be credited, more then any other single author, as creating our modern genre of the Western. This is the story that will no doubt seal his reputation forever.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      Milano,: Pirola,, 1912-1957.. In-8 gr., 12 voll., tela mod. L'opera è cosi' composta: "Indice per materie” dal 1900 al 1920 (4 voll.) - “Primo Supplemento” dal 1900 al 1910 (2 voll.) - “Secondo supplemento” dal 1911 al 1920 (2 voll.) - “Terzo Supplemento” dal 1921 al 1930 (2 voll.) - “Quarto Supplemento” dal 1931 al 1940 (2 voll.). Fondamentale repertorio di tutte le pubblicazioni fatte in Italia e all'estero, in lingua italiana. Nel ns. esempl. il vol. II del Secondo Supplemento ha le prime 64 pp. riprodotte in fotocopia, altrim. ben conservato.

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      1912. 1. (THOMSON,HUGH)illus. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1912]. Large thick 4to (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), full vellum elaborately stamped in gold, top edge gilt, ties renewed, Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 350 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THOMSON. THIS COPY NOT NUMBERED FOR PRESENTATION WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED BY THOMSON on the recto of the limitation page. The drawing is a detailed pen and ink image measuring 7" square. Thomson has drawn the figure of a man in period dress celebrating by kicking up his heels, taking off his hat and waving a whip in the air. The man is Tony Lumpkin, a character from the play. Thomson captioned the piece: "And Tony Lumpkin is his own man again" p.197" and he has signed it "With Hugh Thomson's kind regards December 1912". The book is illustrated with 26 beautiful tipped-in color plates plus many illustrations in-text which is presented in play format. This is an incredible and unique copy with the ornate binding in beautiful condition.

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      Roma Tipografia della R. Accademia dei Lincei 1912 4° grande Pagine 620 + XXXIX tavole di monete fuori testo. Ottima legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone editoriale di lusso. Titolo e fregi in oro su tasselli. Nervi. Piccole spellature. Piatti in tela marrone con angoli. Ottimo esemplare in barbe. Opera assai ricercata e non comune. Edizione originale di questo ""corpus"" sulle monete d'Italia di straordinaria importanza, tuttora insuperato ed insostituibile; volume accuratamente impresso su carta forte, corredato di tavole di monete nitidamente riprodotte, in ottimo stato.

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        The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf

      London: Published for Golf Illustrated Ltd. by the London and Counties Press Association Ltd. , 1912. Folio. Original vellum over thick boards, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in black, grey and gold, watered silk endpapers, gilt edges. 3 colour plates, 2 photogravures, illustrations in the text. Endpapers and blanks a little foxed, missing portion (160 × 140 mm) of the final page of the index has been skilfully filled in with facsimile paper, spine and boards marked and browned, a very good example of a book rarely found in nice condition. First edition, the limited edition de luxe, one of 100 numbered copies, specially bound and printed for subscribers (a smaller format Subscriber's Edition was limited to 900 copies). One of the highspots in all of golfing literature, this sumptuous volume contains a good history of the game, sections on technique, an essay by Hutchinson on the principal golfing greens of the age and many reproductions of early golf illustrations. This deluxe limited edition is rare on the market and one of the most impressive golf books ever produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the

      New York: Dodge, 1912. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Briarcliff Lodge Photograph Album, 1912 + Photograph of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz at Briarcliff Lodge, 1909 (Briarcliff Manor, New York)

      Briarcliff Manor, NY: Self Published, 1912. First Edition. Wraps. Fine. This small photo album appears to have been a souvenir album produced on behalf of Charles A Schieren, founder of the Charles A. Schieren Co., makers of leather belting, and Mayor of Brooklyn from 1892-1894. This album may have been made from photographs taken by Harrie Victor Schieren, son of Charles A. Schieren, who took over his father's business and was an active photographer, according to the obituary pasted to the rear pastedown. Fascinating documentation of Briarcliff Lodge, its architecture, and grounds. Built by Walter W. Law in 1902, designed by architect Guy King of Philadelphia in what has been referred to as "pseudo-Medieval" style, with grounds by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted's sons John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Briarcliff Lodge was the place to be seen on the Hudson River in the early 20th century. U.S. Olympic Swimming trials were held there in 1924, and also was reputed to be a training site for Olympic swimmer and actor Johnny Weismuller. The hotel began to decline during the depression and by the mid 1930s was being used as a Lodge in the summer months and Edgewood Park School during the school season. After the school closed in 1954, The King's College purchased the property in 1955 and operated it as a liberal arts college until 1984. The buildings sat vacant after that and in 2003 a fire destroyed most of the building. The entire building was demolished shortly thereafter. The photograph of Thomas Edison (1847-1931) and Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923) has the following note on the back: "Edison and Steinmetz, Edison Convention, Briarcliff Lodge, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Sept 1909." Steinmetz was a mathematician and engineer who was also a proponent of alternating current which was in opposition to the direct current route that Edison took in the development of the electrical power industry. Steinmetz suffered from hip dysplasia, dwarfism, and was a hunchback, as is evident from this photograph. A rare photograph of two electric pioneers. Small oblong 8vo photo album. 18 black & white photographs of Briarcliff Lodge in 1912. Brown paper covered wraps with black interior pages, each page cut with a window for displaying the photograph. Attached to the front pastedown is a handwritten key to each photograph, "Western view of the Hotel," "View from my window," "Mr. Law's fine gate," "Episcopal Church," etc. Album in exceptional condition with photographs in fine condition with no trimming or writing. Each photograph measures 3-3/8" x 5-5/8". Album measures 5/1/2" x 8/1/4". Small paper tag affixed to rear pastedown indicates that the album is "Compliments of Chas. A. Schieren" Includes one photograph, laid in, of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz confering at a meeting at Briarcliff Lodge in 1909.

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      Lisbon: Composto e impresso na Typ. La Bécarre de F. Carneiro & C., 1912.. xiii,[1],104pp. Octavo. Printed wrappers. Slight creases to wrapper fore- corners and small chip in fore- edge of lower wrapper, otherwise very near fine. First Portuguese edition of Herzl's DER JUDENSTAAT..., translated by Helena Amzalak from the text of the 1896 English translation by Sylvie D'Avigdor. The text is preceded by an essay, "Theodoro Herzl e o Sionismo," by the eminent Portuguese economist, Jewish scholar and President of the Jewish Community in Lisbon, Moses Bensabat Amzalak (1892- 1978). While the translation is somewhat late, the translator and author of the preliminary essay are of major significance in context, and it is rather uncommon: OCLC/Worldcat locates 4 copies: two in the Univ. of California system, one at Hebrew Union College, and one at the National Library of Israel. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 381. OCLC: 173022993.

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        New York in the War of The Rebellion 1861 to 1865 **6 VOLUMES COMPLETE**

      Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Co., 1912. 3rd Edition . Hardcover. Fine. Size=8.5"x11. COLOR Plates. (full book description) J. B. Lyon Co., Albany, NY, 1912. 3rd Ed(Revised) Fine-, Hard Covers, no DustJackets. Size=8.5"x11", 4499pgs. COLOR Plates. Volumes 1-4 & Index Fine- Volume 5 has 1" cover tear at bottom rear hinge (does not affect the binding), o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Contents in Like New condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      NY & London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. American edition. Hardcover. Orig. tan cloth, front cover elaborately decorated in gilt with gilt spine and front cover lettering. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 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.

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        Helen of Troy and Other Poems [Signed Association Copy]

      New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, second printing in the Publisher's original paper-covered boards (corners rubbed and worn, former presumed bookplate removed from front pastedown), lacking the (presumed) rare dust jacket, BEING A PRESENTATION COPY FROM SARA TEASDALE TO JOHN REED signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper as follows: "For Mr. Reed / from / Sara Teasdale / March 1913." later owned by LENNOX ROBINSON, the Irish poet, dramatist, and theatrical producer, and SIGNED BY LENNOX ROBINSON on the second front free endpaper. John Reed (1887-1920) was an American journalist, poet, and social activist, critical in the founding of America's Communist Labor Party, and best known for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, "Ten Days that Shook the World", a revolution he fully supported and hoped to bring to America. He died in 1920 and, being an important person in Revolutionary Russia, was buried in a hero's funeral at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, a site where pro-Bolshevik victims of the October Revolution were buried in mass graves. The site, next to Lenin's mausoleum, was, following the mass burials of the Revolution, reserved for the burial of politicians and other notables. (Suslov, Stalin, Kalinin, Dzerzhinsky, Brezhnev, and Yuri Andropov, all are interred at the site.) A Very Good copy with a wonderful provenance, SIGNED BY SARA TEASDALE TO JOHN REED AND SIGNED BY LENNOX ROBINSON.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Contes Du Temps Jadis

      Paris: L'Edition D'Art, H. Piazza, 1912. 1st Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Brunelleschi, Umberto. Book. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited signed first edition, this being #247 of 400. 123, [4] pp. Plus 20 tipped-in color plates illustrated by Brunelleschi. (12 by 9 inches, or 30 by 24 cm.) Umberto Brunelleschi was a brilliant Italian painter, book illustrator and fashion designer, probably best known nowadays for his erotica. Here, though, he applies his bold flair with color and his puissant imagination to fairy tales, and resulting is something truly extraordinary! This material would seem his true calling, for here his sensual proclivities are expressed with none of the lurid excess that one might find in some of his other work. And the images are sheer delight which enchant and arrest the eye. The costuming and elegance of the figures depicted are evocative of dance, and the images surely benefit from Brunelleschi's fashion career. And there is still the languid androgyny that spills forth the erotic sensibility. This, and the immersion in atmospherics, make the pictures also squarely belong to the high Art Nouveau fancy, an association reinforced by the foliate borders, which curiously, have a formal lineality not necessarily affiliated with that fin-de-siecle aesthetic movement. What is most conspicuously Art Nouveau, it should be recognized, is the panache of the whole book production represented here. This is truly a book that in and of itself is artwork. Fairy tales contained herein include "La Belle Aux Cheveux D'Or", "L'Oiseau Bleu", "Gracieuse et Percinet", "L'Adroite Princesse" and "Le Prince Cheri". The original wraps are in this copy bound in half vellum which is laid over marbled boards. There is some light spotting in the upper reaches of the vellum and minor soil spots within, but overall this is a tight, clean copy. The tissue guards are all present and the paper is of a nice thick card stock.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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      Published by Ernest Nister, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1912 (Circa.). Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. A Novel Picture Book for Children. Verses by C.M. Lowe. Nister No. 3520, a re-issue of earlier edition No. 641. Suare format. Red cloth spine, pictorial paper boards show two young children before a window and drawing back the curtain to see Santa and his reindeer. Five transforming pictures operated by a revolving disc. B/w illustrations to text. Corners lightly rubbed, covers a little scuffed. Contents almost disbound. Pages which encompass the revolving disc are coming unglued. Second transforming picture has small tape repairs. An unusual item. [S]

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        Death of the Titania, The Titanic. The Wreck of The Great Steamship Titanic, April 15th 1912. An Elegy

      Manchester: Mackenzie, [1912]., 1912. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's lightly rubbed and toned light blue cloth titled and decorated in gilt and black to front board. 12pp + 2 photographic plates, one depicting the Titanic leaving harbour. A mournful piece of poetic elegy bemoaning the loss of the great ship. Inscribed and initialled by the Author to a Mrs. Meynell to front flyleaf. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Life in the West of Ireland.

      Dublin and London: Maunsel and Company Ltd., 1912 - Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to verso of front free endpaper, ownership ink stamp to front pastedown. Spine rolled, cloth rubbed and mottled, front hinge cracked, endpapers tanned, spotting to contents. A good copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with chips and closed tears and a spot of dampstain to the upper panel. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 plates, 16 tipped-in reproductions from paintings, 32 plates of line drawings. First trade edition, first impression, in a variant binding with the Talbot Press imprint at the base of the spine. Rare in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Pituitary Body and Its Disorders. Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hyophysis Cerebri

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1912. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. Cushing (1869-1939) is considered the father of modern neurosurgery for his pioneering work. Bound in the original red cloth with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends, edges, and corners of the boards. Light rubbing to foot of spine. Inscribed by a previous owner in pen on the front free endpage in pen. Light foxing to first and last few pages; otherwise, the interior is very clean. Includes 319 illustrations with a color frontispiece and one fold-out plate. Also includes charts, bibliography, and index. 341 pages.

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        The Natural Trout Fly And Its Imitation

      NF. Privately published in St. Helens, Lancashire, ca 1912, First Edition. Large 8mo, 144 pages, 16 plates, 9 being of flies and 4 of feathers in colour, Index; chart accompanying colour fly plates. Excellent copy in 3/4 Green Morocco with marbled boards, bright gilt spine titles and gilt bands; interior with no prior ownership markings, no foxing, folds or tears, all original tissue guards in place, tight hinges, new ends pages Ñ a very tight and clean copy in Near Fine and complete condition. Scarce.& & ÒThe best series of natural and artificial flies ever published. A thoroughly practical book done on scientific lines and from the personal observation & drawings of the author. I am sure no one will regret taking my advice and buying this bookÓ (R.B. Marston, in The Fishing Gazette).

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        PIERRE L'EBOURIFFE Joyeuses Histoires et Images Drolatiques Pour les Enfants de 3 a 6 ans. ( Struwwelpeter )

      Paris, Librairie Fischbacher, S.A. printed by Auguste Weisbrod, Francfort, 1912.. Traduit sur l'Edition Originale par Trim (Louis Gustave Fortune Ratisbonne). 1912 (daed on lower cover), small 4to, 263 x 208 mm, 10¼ x 8¼, French text, red cloth spine, buff boards with hand coloured repeat of title page, publisher's adverts to lower board. Hand coloured title illustration (repeating illustration on page 1 of the original except that centre illustration at lower edge of Gaspard seated at the table is replaced by the publisher's imprint). 24 pages of hand coloured illustrations redrawn by 'Trim'. Struwwelpeter is notable for having a huge mass of straight hair hanging down to his ankles. Edges of covers just very slightly darkened, slightest wear to corners, contents exceptionally clean and bright. Near Fine excellent copy of a title scarce in any edition. French version of Struwwelpeter following the original illustrations quite closely. In publication in 1860, Fischbacher was still publishing this version in 1929 (see BNF). The early French editions stated that it was translated from the German of Dr Hoffmann, but for obvious reasons from 1872 onwards this this information was dropped. Not in Baumgartner. 'Trim' was illustrating children's books as early as 1860. The illustration of Pierre on page 2 is very close to the second design made by Hoffmann in 1858 (for image of Pierre see Bilderwelt page 238, but this shows the 1929 cover which is quite different from our copy). 'Regardez un peu, le voici:/Pierre l'Ebouriffe! Fi! Fi!/Quand on veut lui peigner la tete/Le sale dit: Non! et s'entete...' MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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