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        MERRY SURPRISES

      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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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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        THE JAPANESE PRINT AN INTERPRETATION

      Chicago: The Ralph Fletcher Seymour Co., 1912.. Tan Japanese paper over boards, lettered in dark blue, with abstract Crane device stamped in olive green. Fibrous Japanese paper endsheets. Neatly rebacked in tan paper board. Boards slightly smudged and lightly edgeworn, attractive period bookplate on front pastedown, otherwise a good copy, in oversize folding clamshell box. First published printing of the first edition, preceded by another printing which Wright disliked and destroyed (but for an alleged 'few'). This is one of the copies printed Japan vellum, of which, depending on the reference, there were either thirty- five or fifty copies. Inscribed by Wright in 1915 at the lower edge of the first blank, and signed with initials. This was Wright's first book for which he was the sole author of the text, and is the most substantive of his publications devoted to his pioneering passion for this subject. SWEENEY 109.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

      1912. 1. RUBAIYAT. THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. NY: Dodge Pub. Co. (1912). 4to (8 x 10 1/2"), full leather binding with color embossed Craftsman style design on the cover, top edge gilt, Fine condition in publisher's plain felt lined box. First edition. A stunning and true classic Art Nouveau rendition of the Rubaiyat, this is illustrated by ADELAIDE HANSCOM and Blanche Cummings with 28 tipped-in color photographs from life scenes (with tissue guards) that are eerie as well as beautiful. There are also stylized text illustrations in black and white. This is an especially fine copy in a deluxe binding.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        China's Revolution 1911-1912. A Historical and Political Record of the Civil War. CIVIL WAR IN CHINA

      T Fisher Unwin, 1912. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title in red and black, 35 plates on 31 and 2 large folding maps on japon, half-title lightly spotted otherwise some very light and occasional marginal spotting to text; original pictorial blue cloth, upper elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, upper hinge cracked (but binding wholly sound), a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its faint tape-marks on covers, bookplate on front paste-down, press-mark on front free endpaper and small blind stamp on title. Well-illustrated account of the revolution at Wuchang, Hankow and Hanyang. One of the first Caucasians to live in China for any length of time, Dingle was resident in Hankow at the outbreak and remained throughout the revolt. Includes a valuable set of otherwise unpublished photographs of localities, military detail and leading personalities (many of the images are from the Upward collection). The author was appointed FRGS and later founded the School of Mentalphysics in California. RARE. . Catalogs: far east.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram,' 1910-1912. [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London:: John Murray,, 1912.. First English edition.. Hardcover. VG. Vol I: xxv, (i), 392; Vol II: x, 449. All maps, photographs and charts are present and complete. Ex-library copy, evidenced by the stamps and marks to both faces of the title pages, and by the small circular stamps to the back of each plate and map. Two of the foldouts have been relaid on linen. The pages are bright and unfoxed, with intermittent light soiling and old dog-ear creases, and with obtrusive splash marks at one opening. Besides many small edge tears caused by unenlightened page-turning technique, now made good and largely invisible with archival tissue, there are larger repairs to the foldout map of the Antarctic region and to one of the plates. In new bindings of turquoise cloth, spines titled in silver, with white endpapers, making them an attractive set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Die Skizzenbucher Jacopo Bellinis

      Brussels: G. Van Oest, 1912. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Folio. Bellini (c.1400-c.1470) was a key figure in the development of Renaissance painting in northern Italy. He also founded something of a dynasty, with his sons and son-in-law, Andrea Mantegna, all becoming famous painters in their own right. Most of Bellini';s paintings have disappeared, and his two surviving sketchbooks, one at the Louvre and one at the British Museum, are how he is best remembered. These two oversized folio volumes lavishly reproduce the masterful drawings from each sketch book along with a facing description of each. Volume I has 134 plates and Volume II has 100. Many are on double pages and fold out. Very good in the original half vellum with brown paper boards and gilt title to spine and front boards. As with most heavy books, the joints show some splitting but have been repaired and are holding tight. The vellum has some soiling and spotting, and there is minor scuffing to the paper boards. The interior is bound tightly and is very clean. ART/8122.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. From The Little White Bird. A New Edition. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, yellow silk ties, top edge gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates. Boards a little dulled, a few minor scuffs, endpapers tanned, some spotting to edges of text block and margins of contents. An excellent copy. Deluxe limited edition. Based on the 1906 first edition but enlarged with a new coloured frontispiece and seven full-page black and white drawings not previously published. It is thought that as few as 50 copies of the deluxe edition were produced.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        America's National Game

      W.W. Aulick and R.J. Bodmer, [No place] 1912 - First edition. Tall octavo. [100]pp. Illustrated. Wrappers illustrated by C.M. Klump. Considerable erosion at the spine ends, some small chips and tears, as well as some age-toning on the wrappers, a sound, very good copy of an exceptionally uncommon title. *OCLC* locates a single copy at Notre Dame. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited,, [c.1912]. From "The Little White Bird. Quarto. Original green cloth, gilt titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board. Frontispiece and 49 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, line drawings throughout. Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, internally fresh. A nice copy in excellent condition. . New edition; with the extra illustrations that first appeared in the 1912 second edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Elfin Song. A book of verse and pictures

      Blackie, 1912. Hardcover. Good. Cream cloth gilt. Some wear to cover edges, and scattered foxing. Ink Inscription. Illustrated throughout with line drawings and tipped in coloured plates. 142 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        The Works of Robert Browning (10 Volumes)

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1912. Limited Edition. Quarter Leather. Very good. Produced as "The Centenary Edition", the edition was limited to 526 copies for sale within the British Empire. 26 copies were produced on Japanese Vellum, 500 copies on Antique laid paper. This is copy #41 of the Antique Laid Paper Edition and is numbered in the first volume only. Three-quarter red leather bindings with red cloth inset in covers of each volume. Five raised bands at spine, gold borders embossed within each compartment, gold embossed tilting in second and third compartments, date "1912" at foot of spine on each volume. Light wear and bumping to each volume, light creasing at hinges, all tight and intact. Top edge of each volume gilded. A very nice set of Browning's works.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        THE PEEK-A-BOOS' HOLIDAY. Told by Tom Preston

      Henry Frowde. London. ND. [1912]. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to. (13.5 x 8.8 inches). Illustrated with 18 fine full colour plates by Chloe Preston in her unique style illustrating her brother Tom's text. The book is undated but the British Library dates it as being 1912. A few of the text pages have very minor spotting but overall the book is very clean throughout. In the publishers original paper covered boards with the front panel lettered and illustrated in colour, as well as the publishers having impressed the image and lettering to the rear of the board in relief to give a very pleasing raised effect to the front. Rear board is blank apart from a small 'Peek-A-Boo' series logo in red to the bottom inner corner. Original red cloth spine, lettered in gilt. A little shaken and the edges a bit rubbed and pumped but overall a very good copy of this beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Bibliotheca Germanorum Erotica & Curiosa

      Munich: George Muller, 1912 8 of 9 volumes, missing volume 3. 716; 715; 566; 520; 586; 734; 682; 668 p. 24 cm. Pictorial paper over tweed and red cloth hard cover. Corners bumped and edges worn. Volumes 7 & 9 spine plate chipped. Boards rubbed. Volume one dented in first 30 pages. Along with the work of Jules Gay, this is considered the most important bibliography of Erotica. The first volume was originally published in 1885. By 1912, the bibliography had expanded to eight volumes including 38,000 annotated entries. In 1929 it had grown to 70,000 entries. The richness of the German discourse on sexual experience is proven by these volumes, and the entries include many titles that no longer exist, destroyed by the War or by censorship.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        The Christmas Books. Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London, A. and F. Pears Ltd., [1912]., 1912. The Pears Centenary Edition - a finely conceived edition from the Pears (soap) company, issued to celebrate 100 years since the author's birth. All First Editions Thus 5 volumes. Small 8vo. In harlequin leather bindings over original cloth boards, with gilt and blind tooling, colour vignette illustration laid to centre of upper. Fully illustrated by Charles Green. A little spotting else fine. Housed in a cloth slip-case with ribbon pull.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE CHIMES, THE HAUNTED MAN, THE BATTLE FOR LIFE, THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH (FIVE VOLUMES THE PEARS EDITIONS)

      London: A. & F. Pears Ltd., 1912. The complete five-volume set published under the general title 'Pears Centenary Edition of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books'. The volumes are bound in five different colours of cloth. All have decorative cameo portraits, gilt decoration, trim and lettering to the boards. Internally, each has about thirty black and white illustrations by Green and the remainder by L. Rossi. All volumes are very good with light wear to the boards and light toning to the title pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Illus. by Charles Green. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS]
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        JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS COLLECTION OF G. H. NAUGHTON, ESQ

      1912. Good. JOLY, Henri L. JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF G. H. NAUGHTON, ESQ. London (Privately printed for G. H. Naughton at) The Tokio Printing Co., Reading, 1912. Limited to 300 numbered copies of which this is no. 208. Illustrated with 88 collotype plates from Joly's photographs. Each plate shows multiple sword-mounts that are numbered on a tissue overlay; the numbers can be used to identify the pictured objects with descriptions in the catalogue. Many of the makers' names of the pictured objects are written in pencil on the tissue overlay. Quarto. xxix, [3], 317 pp. 32 x 26 cm (12 1/2 by 10 inches). Dark brown full leather binding with gilt-stamped title on spine. Light superficial rubbing on spine bands and edges and corners of boards. Occasional brief pencil notes in text and lengthy pencil notes on the reverse of the frontispiece, the verso of the title-page, the half-title page, and three blank pages at the end. A handsomely produced volume, complete and in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Riders of the Purple Sage

      New York: Harper & Brothers Book. Near Fine. Hard Cover Cloth. Later Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Copyright 1912, ( 1920's) Hardcover with green cloth boards and gilded letters at the spine,334 page book lacking the extremily rare dust jacket. Illustrated with a black and white frontis piece. A near fine copy of this author's key title . A green cloth cover boards without copyright or month indicated and a stamped title on the page after the contents page ( by the publisher). Condition : Green cloth and title gilding are clean and bright gilded page top edge a little dull, interior is tight and clean ,the boards have some very light corner and edge rubs..

      [Bookseller: GibbsBooks.Com ]
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        Riders of the Purple Sage (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good to Very Good plus, lacking the rare dust jacket, with dampstaining to the spine heel, a slight lean, and a touch of rubbing at the extremities. The best known and most popular novel by the author who, as much as any other, contributed to the uniquely American genre "the Western." Filmed several times, most recently with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The New America and the Far East : 10 Vol. Set (Complete)

      Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1912. 10 volumes luxury bound in half-calf over burgundy red boards with leather corners. Spines with 5 raised bands and gilt titling & vignettes. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Very fine condition ! * ILLUSTRATED by over 1400 photogravures, colored plates, engravings and col. maps. Volumes cover: HAWAII - THE PHILIPPINES - JAPAN - CHINA - CUBA - PORTO RICO - ALASKA - INDIA. ** Please ask for mailing costs.. Halfcalf. FINE. 27.5x20.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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        OUR OLD NURSERY RHYMES

      Published by Augener Ltd., 1912. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Willebeek Le Mair, Henriette. Very good condition with no wrapper. De-luxe edition limited to 450 copies. Cream vellum binding, gilt titles, pictorial onlay to front cover. Very pretty illustrations in delicate pastel colours. Oblong format. All edges gilt. Rhymes set to music. SIGNED by illustrator. Covers ever so slightly marked, corners a little bumped and rubbed. Ties missing. Endpapers heavily foxed. Grubby fingermarks to some page margins but generally contents clean. A nice example - copy no. 4. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        ANACRISIS HISTORIAL DEL ORIGEN, Y FUNDACION Y ANTIGUDAD, DE LA NOBILISIMA, Y SIEMPRE LEAL CIUDAD, DE O PORTO.

      - [In] COLECÇÃO DE MANUSCRITOS INÉDITOS AGORA DADOS À ESTAMPA. IV. [In] COLECÇÃO DE MANUSCRITOS INÉDITOS AGORA DADOS À ESTAMPA. Junto com: EPISCOPOLÓGIO DA LA SANCTA IGLESIA DE O PORTO. Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto. Tipografia Progresso de Domingos Augusto da Silva. Pôrto. 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, e 1918. Obra em 8 volumes encadernados em 4 volumes. De 24x17 cm. Com xxx-288-[iv]-x-250-[vi]; xxii-400-[vi]- x-390-[vii]; [xiv]-341-[iv]-[vii]-254-[iii]; e [vii]-300-[iii]-302-[xxxii] pags. Encadernações com lombadas em pele com nervos e ferros a ouro. Exemplar com picos de humidade nas capas das brochuras e carimbos de oferta na folhas de anterrosto. Ilustrado com fac-simile das folhas de rosto dos manuscritos e das artes finais dos frontispícios. Obra em4 volumes com a história documentada da fundação da cidade e do governo da Igreja do Porto, da vida civil e dos aspectos monumentais da cidade desde o início dos tempos pré-fundacionais; escrita pelo Padre Frei Manuel Pereira de Novais reitor da universidade eclesiástica de Santiago de Compostela e do Mosteiro de San Martin el real, onde hoje é o seminário. Junto com as biografias de todos os bispos do episcopado do Porto (episcoplógio) também em 4 volumes. Estas duas obras encontradas prontas para impressãosão a continuação, ou o complemento, uma da outra "escritas com paciência beneditina e uma assombrosa cópia de conhecimentos, no silêncio inspirador de uma célula dum convento, deixando materiais para a história civil e eclesiástica do Porto e mesmo da história da Igreja na Península Ibérica. O ilustre publicista José Pereira de Sampaio, conhecendo este manuscrito, entendeu, e muito bem, que devia ressuscitá-lo da poeira e do olvido dos arquivos, marcando a sus passagem pela Biblioteca Pública do Porto e prestando um alto serviço a todos os estudiosos " Location/localizacao: 7-2-E-1

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. From the Little White Bird. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a green cloth solander box. 50 tipped-in colour plates and 20 monochrome pictures in the text. Slightly rubbed head and tail of lightly faded spine, otherwise in very good condition. Second Rackham edition, with additional illustrations. Presentation copy, with signed inscription on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. & Mrs. Spurrier, New Year 1913, with best wishes from Arthur Rackham". Above his signature, perched in one of the trees depicted on the printed endpaper, Rackham has added a small sketch of a raven. Rackham used this same bird for his bookplate and consensus has it that he himself is the raven. Laid into this copy is an original holograph letter on the illustrator's headed note paper (16, Chalcot Gardens, South Hampstead, N.W.) dated 6/1/13. It reads "Dear Mrs. Spurrier, I hope you'll like to have this - Peter Pan in his new dress. Wishing you all a happy New Year … From Arthur Rackham". The new dress, of course, refers to this revised and redesigned edition. The recipients were the artist and illustrator Steven Spurrier (1878–1961) and his wife. This book was purchased directly from the family and a dated note of provenance to this effect signed by the couple's daughter-in-law is included with the book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - From the Little White Bird

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

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        J.M. Barrie Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens From the Little White Bird A New Edition Enlarged n.d. But Scarce 1912 Edition Illustrated Book by Arthur Rackham

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. The First Edition has this wonderful and scare 1912 edition of J.M. Barrie Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens for sale illustrated by Arthur Rackham. This edition comes with the illustrated endpapers and is the enlarged new edition measuring 9.00 x 11.00 inches approximate; with a new Frontispiece and 7 additional full page drawings by Arthur Rackham. For the first time all the illustrations are in order as opposed to being at the end of the book (as per the first and early editions of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens upto this issue). The original green boards are ornately decorated and lettered in gilt to the front and spine. The boards are in Very Good condition with the front board and spine having gilt lettering and decoration which is still bright, but with light spots to the front board, slight fading and knocks to the top and bottom of the spine; and extremely light corner knocks. The endpapers to the front and back of the book are decorated and are browned. There are 122 numbered pages which are in overall Very Good to Near Fine condition with the edges of the pages being extremely clean and only very lightly foxed (which is remarkably only very occasional). This book has a very endearing inscription to the front pastedown in a neat hand (possibly from the original owner). All the plates are present as per the list of plates at the beginning of the book, and are in order as opposed to being at the end of the book as per the 1906 First Edition and subsequent editions upto this 1912 edition, and are as follows: Frontispiece; The Kensington Gardens are in London, where the King lives; The lady with the balloons, who sits just outside; In the Broad Walk you meet all the people who are worth knowing; The Hump, which is the part of the Broad Walk where all the big races are run; There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf; The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you can see the trees all growing upside down, and thy say that at night there are drowned stars in it; The fairies of the Serpentine; The island on which all the birds are born that become baby boys and girls; Old Mr. Salford was a crab-apple of an old gentleman who wandered all day in the Gardens; Away he flew, right over the houses to the Gardens; The fairies have their tiffs with the birds; When he heard Peter's voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip; A band of workmen, who were sawing down a toadstool, rushed away, leaving their tools behind them; Put his strange case before old Solomon Caw; Peter screamed out, 'Do it again' and with great good-nature they did it several times; A hundred flew off with the string, and Peter clung to the tail; After this the birds said that they would help him no more in his mad enterprise; 'Preposterous!' cried Solomon in a rage; For years he had been quietly filling his stocking; When you meet grown-up people in the Gardens who puff and blow as if they thought themselves bigger than they are; He passed under the bridge and came within full sight of the delectable Gardens; Fairies are all more or less in hiding until dusk; When they think you are not looking they skip along pretty lively; But if you look, and they fear there is no time to hide, they stand quite still pretending to be flowers; The fairies are exquisite dancers; These tricky fairies sometimes slyly change the board on a ball night; Linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries; When her Majesty wants to know the time; The fairies sit round on mushrooms, and at first they are well behaved; Butter is got from the roots of old trees; Wallflower juice is good for reviving dancers who fall to the ground in a fit; Peter Pan is the fairies' orchestra; They all tickled him on the shoulder; One day they were overheard by a fairy; The little people weave their summer curtains from skeleton leaves; An afternoon when the Gardens were white with snow; She ran to St. Govor's Well and hid; An elderberry hobbled across the walk, and stood chatting with some young quinces; A chrysanthemum heard her and said pointedly 'Hoity-toity, what is this?'; They warned her; Queen Mab, who rules in the Garden; Shook his bald head and murmured 'Cold, quite cold'; Fairies never say, 'We feel happy': what they say is 'We feel dancey'; Looking very undancey indeed; 'My Lord Duke', said the physician elatedly, 'I have the honour to inform your excellency that your grace is in love'; Building the house for Maimie; If the bad ones among the fairies happen to be out; They will certainly mischief you; I think that quite the most touching sight in the Gardens is the two tombstones of Walter Stephen Matthews and Phoebe Phelps. All the colour tipped-in plates are in Fine condition and have their captioned tissue guards. Due to the fact that this 1912 edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens has the totally new frontispiece and 7 full page drawings that was not available in the first edition or previous editions, this is a highly collectable and sought after J.M. Barrie and Arthur Rackham book that is very difficult to find in this beautiful condition. This is a magnificent Peter Pan antique collector's item that is 100 years old and will appeal to Peter Pan book collectors, JM Barrie book collectors, and Arthur Rackham illustrated book collectors.. First Enlarged Edition. Original Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham.

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        PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS

      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 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". Light wear to top of spine, with a little fraying. Corners bumped. Fading to spine. A few marks to covers. Personal bookplate to front pastedown. Some page edge creasing, with a couple of small nicks. 3 tissue-guards are missing. Some light foxing throughout. Plates are still beautifully bright - overall a pleasing copy of this charming book. [R]

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        Christian Antiquities in the Nile Valley A Contribution Towards the Study of the Ancient Churches, with maps and plans

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1912 - Hardcover, 4to, 234pp, Later full patterened leather binding with leather spine label titled in gilt, and multi-colored Egyptian motif imprinted to front and rear boards. Top edge gilt, patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations and fold-outs, index. A huge, detailed study of Coptic / early Christian architecture in Egypt, with many detailed architectural plans and diagrams, sketches etc. of Churches and monasteries. Light rubbing to edges, rubbed square on front pastedown where a book plate has been removed, otherwise otherwise a sound and fresh copy. Near Fine condition. Quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two speech pamphlets: Irish Home Rule delivered 8 February 1912 and The Liberal Government and Naval Policy delivered 18 March 1912

      Here are original, first printing pamphlet publications of two seminal Churchill speeches. The first is Churchill's controversial 8 February 1912 speech in Belfast supporting Irish Home Rule. The second is Churchill's 18 March 1912 speech in the House of Commons - his first time as First Lord of the Admiralty introducing the Navy budget and setting British strategy to counter Germany in a naval arms race. Both pamphlets feature Churchill's resolute and eloquent independence, showing the character that later carried him through political isolation in the 1930s into the hard-won triumphs of World War II. Both pamphlets are in pristine condition, being bound in the volume "Pamphlets and Leaflets 1912" issued by the Liberal Publication Department in 1913. These bound compilations were issued annually - usually in utilitarian bindings with black morocco spines over ribbed green cloth boards. This scarce 1912 volume bears two important, rare, and keenly sought original Churchill speech pamphlets. Irish Home Rule is a 16-page wire stitched pamphlet in paper covers, published by The Liberal Publication Department and printed by Page & Thomas, Ltd., Chesham. Churchill's family had supported unyielding British control over Ireland. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, won political victories through his support of the Unionists in Ulster. Over time, Winston came to support Home Rule, spurred by the successful example of South Africa, where he had been so involved in his early career. On 8 February 1912 Winston spoke in Belfast in favor of Home Rule - the same Belfast where his father, Lord Randolph, famously opposed Home Rule, declaring in 1886 "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right." Winston's 1912 reply: "Why cannot this great settlement be made? We have made friends with our enemies; can we not make friends with our comrades too?" This was a major and controversial event, involving extraordinary precautions to protect Churchill's physical safety from hostile crowds. The Home Rule crisis of 1912-1914 was sidelined by the outbreak of World War I. Nonetheless, Churchill would ultimately introduce the Irish Free Sate Bill, which won passage in 1922. The Liberal Government and Naval Policy is a 24-page wire-stitched pamphlet in paper covers published by The Liberal Publication Department and printed by the National Press Agency Ltd., London. In 1911, Churchill was offered the prize Cabinet position of First Lord of the Admiralty, which he held until 1915 when blame for the Gallipoli disaster forced his resignation. In 1912, a global naval arms race was in full swing among the great powers. Until Germany began flexing naval muscle in 1911, Churchill was reluctant to squander public money and favored building fewer Dreadnought battleships than some of his Cabinet peers. But in February of 1912 Churchill called for formation of an additional Battle Squadron in Home waters and an increase in the number of ships, stating "there is no longer any financial saving to be looked for." His Naval budget and policy speech in the House of Commons 18 March 1912 laid out plans to address the German threat and ensure Dreadnought supremacy. Churchill's speech was praised for candor and clarity. To his credit, Churchill sought to leverage peace from the position of increased strength; in the months following his speech, Churchill pressed - unsuccessfully - to reduce Anglo-German tension and temporarily halt naval construction. Both of these rare speech pamphlets encapsulate pivotal evolutions in Churchill's personal and political character. The speech pamphlets are perfectly preserved within the binding. The binding itself is in near-fine condition. The pebble grain leather spine shows very light sunning, but retains bright gilt, shows only minor wear at the spine ends, and remains supple with no cracks. The ribbed green cloth boards are bright and clean. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A35.1 & A36, Woods A20(a) & A21.

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        Home Rule in a Nutshell

      This rare pamphlet publication represents itself as "A pocket book for speakers and electors, containing a brief exposition of the arguments for Home Rule, and answers to the objections raised." This third ("Revised and Enlarged") edition of 1912 is the first to contain an important 4-page introduction by Winston Churchill, lending his name, and influence to the cause. At the time of publication, Churchill served in the Cabinet as First Lord of the Admiralty. His four-page introduction is decisively favorable to the cause: "The facts and arguments collected in this brief epitome deserve the attention of fair-minded and patriotic Englishmen." Churchill frames the arguments in the pamphlet thus: "if they are favorable, what a sorry part will a man have played who out of carelessness, prejudice, or partisanship is guilty of obstructing a settlement earnestly desired by the Irish people, and politic and necessary in itself!" Churchill's family had supported unyielding British control over Ireland. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, won political victories through his support of the Unionists in Ulster. Over time, Winston came to support Home Rule, spurred by the successful example of South Africa, where he had been so involved in his early career. On 8 February 1912 Winston spoke in Belfast in favor of Home Rule - the same Belfast where his father, Lord Randolph, famously opposed Home Rule, declaring in 1886 "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right." Winston's 1912 reply: "Why cannot this great settlement be made? We have made friends with our enemies; can we not make friends with our comrades too?" This was a major and controversial event, involving extraordinary precautions to protect Churchill's physical safety from hostile crowds. The Home Rule crisis of 1912-1914 was sidelined by the outbreak of World War I. Nonetheless, Churchill would ultimately introduce the Irish Free State Bill, which won passage in 1922. The rare pamphlet publication offered here is a small but substantive publication. It is string-bound in paper wraps, measures 5.25 x 4 inches, and is thick for a pamphlet, with 92 pages of small, dense print. Churchill's introduction is prominently advertised on the front cover. Condition is very good indeed for an item of this age and fragility. The paper wraps are lightly soiled, but complete with no losses or tears and tightly bound, with the original string binding intact. The contents are lightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and tight. The only marking found is an ink-stamped previous owner name to the blank inside front cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B10.1. (Woods mentions only the later, fourth edition, as Woods B5).

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        The Revival of Printing. A Bibliographical Catalogue of Works Issued By the Chief Modern English Presses. With an Introduction by Robert Steele

      London: Riccardi Press , (1912). Octavo. xxxiv, 92pp., with (17)ff. of type facsimiles bound in. From an edition of 350 copies, this is one of twelve copies on vellum. Contains bibliographies of presses, such as the Kelmscott, Vale, Ashendene, Doves, and Merrymount Press, accompanied by facsimiles of type used by each press. Nine of the facsimiles are letterpress on vellum, and eight are collotype on paper. Printed by Charles Jacobi in the Riccardi font designed by Herbert Horne, with title in blue. An important reference, and a beautiful book about beautiful books. Very fine in gilt-titled limp vellum, with green ribbon ties. Bookplate.

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        AESOP'S FABLES

      1912. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. AESOP'S FABLES with a new translation by V.S. Vernon Jones and intro by G.K. Chesterton. London: William Heinemann 1912. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, small area of cover darkened as is common with this title, endpapers (plain) foxed, else tight and internally near Fine. First edition. LIMITED TO 1450 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Featuring 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates on brown paper with lettered guards and with 53 fine black and white drawings that bring these fables to life. The black and whites are enhanced by being printed on such high quality paper and are superior to those in the trade edition. Laid in is the Leicester Gallery flier advertising the Rackham exhibit of these illustrations. A great edition of Aesop.

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        THE LOST WORLD

      1912. London New York Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt and white. First Edition of Doyle's first Professor Challenger science fiction tale. The exploring party ventures to a lost plateau deep in the South American jungle, where dinosaurs still reign. Both the movie "Jurassic Park" and the television series "The Lost World" owe much to this book. Subsequently, Doyle wrote two more Professor Challenger novels -- THE POISON BELT (1913) and THE LAND OF MIST (1926) -- as well as two shorter Challenger tales that appeared in THE MARACOT DEEP (1929).~This was one of Doyle's favorite books; he based the character of and appearance of Professor Challenger partly upon Professor Rutherford (whom he had known at Edinburgh University) and partly upon himself. In fact, the frontispiece photograph of the explorers includes Doyle himself, disguised with bushy beard and eyebrows as Challenger -- looking rather like a Neanderthal, actually. Also, in addition to various illustrations that were copied from the 1905 book EXTINCT ANIMALS (showing dinosaurs in their surroundings), there are two photographs of the "lost plateau" that Doyle himself faked, as with the frontispiece.~This is a very-nearly-fine copy of a book quite difficult to find in desirable condition. Typically the white border on the front cover is largely worn away, but on this copy the white border is all there. The spine gilt remains very bright (as does the gilt Professor on the front cover). The only mentionable defects of this copy are some of the usual foxing (mainly on the edges of the leaves, but also on occasional leaves within), and a faint string-dent midway up the rear joint. In all, a highly-desirable copy -- of what is often regarded as Doyle science fiction at its best. Green & Gibson A37a.

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        The Lost World

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. 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. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, titles and pictorial design to upper board in white and gilt. Frontispiece and 7 plates, diagrams within the text. Spine rolled, lightly rubbed at extremities, spotting to edges of text block and very occasionally to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of Conan Doyle's classic prehistoric adventure novel.

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        AESOP'S FABLES

      Published by William Heinemann, 1912. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 1450 numbered copies. White buckram, pictorial gilt to front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 13 superb colour plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue-guards. 53 drawings, 19 full-page. 223 pages. 11.5 x 9". SIGNED by Rackham. This is copy no. 511. Spine and corners bumped. Unfortunately the cloth is grubby, damp stains to rear edges which show through on the pastedown. The front free-endpaper has been removed and a label has been removed from the pastedown. There is light damp staining to page edges. All plates present and in fine condition although some of the tissue-guards are lightly browned. There is a little bit of foxing but not much. A reasonable copy of a scarce book. [R]

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        British Sports and Sportsmen

      London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1912 & 1914. Some rubbing of edges and spine, slight wear of covers, else fine. Large thick folio.

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        EBONY AND CRYSTAL; POEMS IN VERSE AND PROSE

      Auburn, CA: Self published/Printed by the Auburn Journal , 1912 Number 90 of 500 copies signed by Smith on the colophon in the rear. Several corrections to the text by Smith. Bound in original maroon cloth with lettering in gilt. The usual offsetting to the title page and the limitation page in the rear. A fine copy, issued without a dust jacket, though this does have a dust jacket recently produced by RAS Press. The book is also laid into a handsome clam shell case, tan quarter leather over gray cloth with the lettering on the spine stamped in gilt. . Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN. Signed

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head; New York, John Lane Company; Toronto, Bell and Cockburn, 1912 Leacock, Stephen. SUNSHINE SKETCHES OF A LITTLE TOWN. London, John Lane The Bodley Head; New York, John Lane Company; Toronto, Bell and Cockburn, 1912. First Canadian Issue, of the First English Edition. [The first separate Canadian edition did not appear until 1948]. Sm. 8vo., publisher's red cloth gilt lettered on the upper cover & spine. Illustrated coloured frontis by Cyrus Cuneo. The author's third book of humour. A very good or better copy, the gilt still quite bright. Inscribed by Leacock on the front free endpaper: "With the writer's / very kindest regards / Orillia Sept 19. 19.21" Ownership name above the inscription. A very nice copy of the author's High Spot & Canadian Classic. Imprint of Bell & Cockburn at the spine heel. Spadoni A11a.2.  . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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