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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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        POEMS OF PASSION AND PLEASURE

      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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        JAPANESE PRINT

      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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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        RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. A Novel

      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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        CATALOGO GENERALE DELLA LIBRERIA ITALIANA

      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.

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        CORPUS NUMMORUM ITALICORUM. PRIMO TENTATIVO DI UN CATALOGO GENERALE DELLE MONETE MEDIOEVALI E MODERNE CONIATE IN ITALIA O DA ALTRI PAESI. VOLUME III LIGURIA-ISOLA DI CORSICA.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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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..

      [Bookseller: BohemianBookworm]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        UM ESTADO JUDAICO TENTATIVA PARA UMA NOVA SOLUÇÃ DA QUESTÃO JUDAICA

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller - edconroybooks.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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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        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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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