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        Undine

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur.. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with a mounted color frontispiece and 14 other mounted color plates protected by lettered tissue guards; numerous b/w in-text drawings throughout. viii, 136pp. Short 4to, handsomely rebound in full purple morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. London: William Heinemann & New York: Doubleday Page, 1912. Later printing. Fine.

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        Collected Verse

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Limited edition, Number 95 of 500 copies, signed by Hodder & Stoughton. 4to. . Original limp vellum, silk ties, t.e.g. Two ties defective but present, else fine

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        TRIUMPHANT DEMOCRACY

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. Reprint. Hardcover. Hinges cracked but tight. Very Good. Decorated blue cloth. Carnegie's tribute to his adopted country, SIGNED by him on the front endpaper: "With regards/Andrew Carnegie/May 1st, 1917." We have handled a number of signed books by Carnegie over the years and this is the first one that was both not inscribed to a particular person and signed with his name rather than "from the author.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Nu à l'étang] *

      1912. 1912 - Pointe sèche originale 16 x 13, feuille 28 x 21, signé et daté à la mine de plomb en bas à droite. Ce beau nu haletant est inconnu au catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé. On y trouvera par contre une variante de composition avec le présumé même modèle, sous le numéro 12 et le titre de "Femme au miroir", ce dernier remplaçant l'étang pour que se mire cette muse - C'est fou ce qu'on s'amuse à se promener hors des chemins battus.Tirage peut-être unique.Scoop.

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        Fribourg ville d?art. Eaux-fortes et dessins de P.-A. Bouroux, texte de J.-J. Berthier.

      J. Labastrou, Fribourg, 1912 - 72pages, en feuillets, 15 planches eaux-fortes, feuillet sous cartable de l?éditeur. Cartable défraichi. Page titre froissée.Tirage de tête dont les épreuves, sans lettre, sont signes par l?artiste, 1 des 20 exemplaires, n° 4.

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        The Bells and Other Poems

      Hodder & Stoughton London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). Dulac, Edmund. Illustrated throughout with 11 small vignettes, including the one on the title page; and 28 mounted color plates by Edmund Dulac. Thick 4to, original ornate gilt-stamped vellum (slightly yellowed; lacking the original cloth ties), uncut edges, t.e.g. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. A very good(+) clean copy. Edition de Luxe. Number 154 of 750 copies, signed by the artist on the limitation page.

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        Hike and the Aeroplane

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912. First Edition. A scarce copy of Sinclair Lewis' pseudonymous debut, a juvenile novel about the adventures of a 16 year old hero fighting a villainous captain. Published in a single, small print run of 1,000 copies, and like many authors, Lewis' embarassment over his early effort caused him not to allow Hike to be reprinted until 1979. Lewis' bibliographer notes that after a recent census was taken, just 35 copies were extant, and two others known in dustjacket. Octavo (19.5cm); gray pictorial cloth; 275pp; illus. Spine slightly sunned, some soil to text edges, with rubbing to the extremities and cover decorations and minor pull to rear endpaper; a Very Good copy, housed in a custom clamshell case.

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        Memoiren, Briefe und sonstige Dokumente ihres Lebens, Band I+II, Mit je 1 Frontispiz, Hg. W. Fred,

      Insel, Leipzig, 1912 - EA, 2 Bände, Leipzig, Insel 1912, 271+246 S., braunes OLdr. m. grünem RSchildchen, gut erhalten braunes OLdr. m. grünem RSchildchen, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE SILENT BULLET

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1912 Reeve, Arthur B. THE SILENT BULLET. New York: Dodd Mead, 1912. First Edition. A near fine copy of this uncommon Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 8vo., decorated upper cover, stamped yellow spine & cover lettering. Reeve is best known for creating the series character Professor Craig Kennedy [professor of chemistry at Columbia University], sometimes called "The American Sherlock Holmes," & his Dr Watson-like sidekick Walter Jameson, a newspaper reporter, in eighteen detective novels. The Silent Bullet is the first Craig Kennedy novel. DSS, Blieler pg. 232. A very nice example.. 1st Edition.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) to his wife

      Long Key, FL, 29 Jan. 1912. Letter. Folds from mailing, still about Fine, with envelope. A one-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED as "Doc" to his wife "Dolly" with fine content on Florida East Coast Hotel Co./Long Key Fishing Camp stationery with envelope. In full: "It sure is hunting my forgotten birthday! Let's see. I'll be 38. Gee! I feel old. But maybe its this damned languorous climate. I've been eating too much, also. There isn't any news. The sun shines, the winds blow, and time flies. I'll be home soon again. I have not been fishing yet. This matter of work begins to drag on me. If I don't work I'm unhappy. Yesterday I wrote some of the scenario of the play. I've somehow lost confidence since I read that play book. But things will come to a head soon. I'm glad for this past week. I seem to be my old self again. Aren't you glad? I'd appreciate a letter from you occasionally. You'll be mad when you see that all this fat [?] letter is not a love letter to you. With love to all, Doc." Superb letter mentioning his two loves--fishing and writing--addressed to his other love.

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        BILLY POPGUN

      1912. 2. WINTER,MILO. BILLY POPGUN. Bost:HM 1912 (Oct 1912). 4to, vellum backed boards, gilt cover and teg, some cover soil, edges rubbed, rear endpaper rubbed, tiny margin mend on one plate that is actually almost invisible, overall VG-. First ed. of Winter's best and scarcest book, LIMITED TO ONLY 350 NUMBERED COPIES! Written by Winter and illustrated by him as well with pictorial endpapers, 8 fabulous tipped-in plates, plus line illustrations in-text. A fantasy trip taken by little Billy (who had a pop- gun). A wonderful fantasy and very, very scarce.

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        The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

      New York, Hodder & Stoughton, George H. Doran Company [C1912], 1912. 1st Edition. Description: 309 p. Front. , plates, map, chart. 20 cm. Subjects: Challenger, Professor (Fictitious character) --Fiction. Form/Genre: Science fiction. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        In the City of the Contrade

      Tipografia Sociale Siena [Italy]: Tipografia Sociale. 1912. First. First edition. Full hand-painted vellum. 67,(3)pp. Illustrated. A tiny owner's name on the title page, slight soiling to the boards, easily near fine. Inscribed by the author to Susan Edmond Coyle at Siena in 1913. Very scarce book about Siena. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Eigenh. Widmung mit U. in: Ders.: Goethe.

      München, F. Bruckmann, 1912. - Mit zwei Falttafeln. Vortitel, VI, (2), 851, (5) SS. Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 4to. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). Die vom 3. November 1912 datierende Wwidmung für "Felix Gross | dem aufopferungsvollen Mitarbeiter, | dem Verfasser des Personenregisters | herzlich dankbar | Houston Stewart Chamberlain | Bayreuth, 3. November 1912 | 'Sein Thun und Lassen | In Eins zu fassen | Gönn' ihm das Glück!' (Goethe)". - Beiliegend eine eh. Portraitpostkarte mit U. von Eva Chamberlain (die Bildseite mit einer "soeben gemachten Privat-Aufnahme!" von ihr und ihrem Gatten) sowie eine eh. Postkarte derselben, beide am Alice Maria Gross (ein eh. adr. Kuvert beiliegend). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Loss of Titanic: 4 Vols.

      Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool 1912 - Four volumes of press clippings put together by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board on the sinking of the Titanic. Unique. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 4-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Ships & the Sea. Inventory No: 24506. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manet and the French Impressionists

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1912. Manet and the French Impressionists. DURET, Theodore, Illustrated by Manet, Morisot, Renoir. London: Grant Richards, 1912. Translated by J. E. Crawford Flitch. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1912. 4to. 280 pp. Illustrated with four original etchings (by Manet, Berthe Morisot, and two by Renoir), four wood engravings, and thirty-two reproductions in half-tone. Small folio, original blue gilt-lettered cloth.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        WILL GOLDSTON'S EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS. Signed limited edition

      London, The Magician Ltd, (1912).. FIRST EDITION (1912), DE LUXE LIMITED EDITION WITH LOCK AND KEY, SIGNED PRESENATION COPY FROM GOLDSTON TO LOUIS STERLING, The Magician Ltd, (1912). 250 x 180 mm, 10" x 7", frontispiece portrait photograph of the author, numerous black and white illustrations in the text, 506 pages, bound in publisher's full morocco, gilt lettered on upper cover, expertly rebacked in morocco to match, gilt lettered spine, sturdy brass lock to close fore-edges, with key, illustrated endpapers. Corners and cover edges slightly rubbed, a little dark staining to covers next to spine, half-title faintly foxed, contents otherwise very bright and clean, lock still operational. A very good tight copy of the scarce de luxe edition. This is No. 968 of an edition believed to be limited to 1000, with facsimile signature of Will Goldston on Dedication Page which is dedicated to Harry Houdini. Goldston has inscribed it on the title page: "Louis Sterling from his pal Will Goldston, March 1915". Louis Sterling's name has been blocked in gilt on the lower edge of the upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        La Journée d'une parisienne élégante.

      - 29 planches, encre de Chine et mine de plomb, 22 x 11 cm, 1912, sous chemise cartonnée. Joint une carte publicitaire, en couleurs, annonçant la collection. Les 29 planches racontent la journée d'une parisienne, dans les transports, chez elle, chez une amie, en promenade, au restaurant, à la mer. Edouard TOURAINE (1882-1916) est un dessinateur de presse français qui a collaboré à plusieurs revues, dont L’Illustration, Le Monde illustré, Comoedia, Femina ou la Vie Parisienne. Mobilisé en 1914, est mort à Verdun en 1916. Infimes salissures aux planches, ainsi que des annotations manuscrites. Livres

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        George Meredith : Collected works [Surrey edition, 20 volumes]

      London : Times Book Club, 1912. Surrey edition. Description: 20v., fronts. ; 22cm. Contents: Vittoria: volume 2 -- Sandra Belloni: volume 1 & 2 -- Beauchamp's Career: volume 1 and 2 -- Poems: volume 1 & 3 -- The Egoist: volume 1 and 2 -- The Adventures of Harry Richmond: volume 1 & 2 -- Short Stories -- Diana of the Crossways -- Lord Ormont and His Aminta -- One of Our Conquerors -- The Amazing Marriage -- The Tragic Comedians, Essay on Comedy, House on the Beach -- Evan Harrington -- The Shaving of Shagpat -- Rhoda Fleming -- Celt and Saxon. Notes: lacking 4 volumes from set: Poems, vol. 2 -- Vittoria, vol. 1 -- The Egoist, vol. 1 -- The Ordeal of Richard Peverell. Subjects: George Meredith -- Collected works -- English literature -- Victorian novels -- Victorian poetry -- 19th century. Very good copies bound in contemporary gilt-blocked red leather over cloth. Gilt-crossed bands, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Slight dulling and rubbing to spine bands and panel edges as with age. Some minor surface marks to boards in places. Scattered marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. of each volume. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Raid Paris Boulogne, 1912 / Andre Beaumont sur Hydroaéroplane "Donnet-Leveque" hélice Levasseur réservoir inexplosible Brionne

      Paris: Mabileau & Co., c. 1912. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. approximately 14 1/2 x 29 1/4 inches. approximately 17 3/4 x 35 1/4 inches. Andre Beaumont in a Donnet-Leveque, one of 3 models built in 1912. The plane had a 27' central float and was controlled with warping ailerons. The wording also touts a non-explosive fuel tank by Brionne. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890's, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day, being shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints, commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While, Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process. The outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. The process was quite labour intensive and the studio of Gamy-Montaut employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        An artist in Egypt / by Walter Tyndale

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1912], 1912. 1st Edition limited. Physical description. : 285 p. , [27] leaves of col. Plates - tipped in ; 29 cm. Notes: Date of publication from pref. Includes index. Plates are mounted, with tissue guards preceding each one. Ill. On endpapers. Subject: Egypt - Description and travel. Notes: 1st edition limited 5/150 signed. Very good copy with illustrated end-papers in the original waxed cloth with elaborate gilt decorations. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Top-edge-gilt.

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        Aesop's Fables

      London, William Heinemann; New York, Doubleday Page & Co.,, 1912. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles and pictorial designs to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 12 plates with printed tissue guards, illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, minor partial toning to endpapers. Cloth and contents fresh. A superb copy. First Rackham edition. One of 1450 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf. An absolutely beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        KODAKARA

      1912. Fine. [DESIGN] Sugiura HISUI. KODAKARA. Tokyo: Mitsukoshi Gofukuten, Meiji 45 [1912]. 29 x 23.5 cm., decorated boards and cloth, in decorated dustwrapper and original tied decorated portfolio covers. A lovely package, designed and illustrated by Hisui (1876-1965), the head designer for Mitsukoshi for the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most important commercial designers of his day. Profusely illustrated throughout in color lithographs and relief prints. The text was written by Iwaya Sazanami, this wonderful book was created for the new mothers of the burgeoning middle class who were buying their baby clothes and furnishings at Mitsukoshi. It was meant as a child's diary of development. from birth to the age of seven. Originally published in 1909, this second printing is nearly perfect (there is some spotting to the tied outer covers) and original and, as such, very scarce and desirable. [See pp. 70-71 for more on this book in the Hisui special issue of the magazine, HANGA GEIJUTSU, #140, Summer, 2008.] Near fine.

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        THE CROCK OF GOLD. Inscribed

      London: MacMillan, 1912 Stephens, James. THE CROCK OF GOLD. Inscribed. London: Macmillan, 1912. First Edition. Crown 8vo, v, 312, [2] pp. A near fine example with a lengthy presentation from the author on the front free endpaper. Also signed with his stamped monogram. An excellent example of a much sought after book, a unique mixture of philosophy, Irish folklore & the neverending battle of the sexes all with charm, humour & good grace.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The 1912-1913 Register of Australian and New Zealand Shipping Including Shipping Registered in Fiji and New Guinea

      Melbourne: The Marine Underwriters' Association of Victoria limited , 1912. The covers are well worn and almost separated at the spine, loose at the hinges. Internally there is a name at the top of the first few pages, otherwise tidy.. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Hardback.

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        De re Metallica Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556

      Salisbury House, London: The Mining Magazine for the Translators, 1912. First edition translated into English. xxxi, 640pp. with biographical introductions, annotations and appendices upon the development o mining methods, metallurgical processes, geology, mineralogy & mining law from the earliest times to the 16th century. With an general index ,index to persons and authorities and an index to the illustrations reproduced from the original edition and Bound in full vellum, raised bands, lettering black. The short biography of Agricola gives the reader a better idea of the people and events during the 15th century from the time Agricola was born and the production of this work which took him 20 years. to compile. A near fine copy with an old number penned on front free endpaper. A few pages unopened and a few pages opened a bit rough.. First Edition in English. Small Folio.

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        MANUSCRIT - Etudes des principales matières textiles : LA SOIE (Cours de tissage des soies unies, rayées, quadrillées, fantaisies)

      1912. sans lieu (mais Lyon apparaissant sur un bon imprimé de condition publique des soies, laines et cotons contrecollé dans l'ouvrage) sans mention de date ( mais 1912 apparaissant sur un bon imprimé de condition publique des soies, laines et cotons contrecollé dans l'ouvrage), fort in folio (38 x 29 cm), non paginé (421 pages). Très abondante documentation avec 5 planches en noir de métiers à tisser contrecollées, de très nombreux dessins, croquis, diagrammes, tableaux , calculs en noir et en couleurs, mais surtout avec 85 des 86 échantillons originaux (dimension 12 x 4 cm) de soie de l'époque contrecollés (un échantillon manquant celui du satin de 6 interruptions), Reliure pleine toile brun-kaki, plats muets, dos titré en doré. Manuscrit sur fort papier quadrillé. Important manuscrit unique et anonyme, rédigé en noir d'une belle écriture lisible à la plume (certainement la thèse de fin d'étude d'un futur cadre soyeux lyonnais). Le maire de Lyon, Antoine Gailleton au conseil municipal dans sa séance du 14 décembre 1883 déclarait au sujet des ateliers de la soie : Messieurs, Lyon, la ville de la soie, n'a pas d'Ecole de tissage... Les enfants de l'ouvrier manquent d'écoles d'apprentissage et, pour se perfectionner dans leur art, n'ont que des ressources absolument restreintes et sont ainsi dans l'impossibilité d'acquérir une instruction professionnelle complète. L'ouvrier, obligé par les exigences de la fabrication de modifier son outillage pour monter de nouveaux articles, est contraint trop souvent de recourir à des intermédiaires onéreux ou de perdre un temps précieux, faute d'avoir un renseignement précis qui le guide. Ce manuscrit, s'ouvre sur un chapitre abordant l'histoire et l'élevage du vers à soie, puis traite tous les aspects techniques et renseignements principaux intervenants dans le blanchiment, la teinture, l'impression, l'apprêt des textiles et ses diverses opérations, avec de nombreux croquis, calculs, recettes naturelles ou formules chimiques pour ces opérations. Cet ouvrage aborde également les descriptions des mécaniques des métiers à tisser, les mises en carte, le lisage accéléré, le montage d'un métier. Le texte est illustré par de nombreuses figures et 5 planches, in et hors-texte, en noir et en couleurs. La partie, la plus conséquente de l'ouvrage présente 85 analyses de tissage de la soie fantaisie ou unie (avec les calculs de l'empoutage, du colletage, du remettage, de l’ourdissage, du lissage, de la réduction et de la mise en teinture pour les tisser) avec la grille de leur mise en carte. On y trouve de très nombreux tableaux, croquis, grilles, graphiques, planches en couleurs in et hors texte réalisés par l'auteur et surtout, l'ECHANTILLON DE SOIE réalisé de ces 85 analyses (12 x 4 cm/échantillon) tous conservés (sauf un). L'ensemble de ces échantillons est en bon état mais souvent ces échantillons sont pliés ou froissés, ils sont contrecollés et glissés sous une petite bande de papier calque, avec les calculs du remettage, de l’ourdissage, du lissage, de la réduction et de la mise en teinture pour les tisser et la grille de leur mise en carte. On y trouve les analyses pour la fabrication des soies suivantes aux dénominations oubliées : gaze droite, mousseline, taffetas 2 fils, taffetas imprimé, taffetas tramé, soie éolienne, shantung, taffetas imprimé sur chaine, taffetas rayé, crêpe de Chine, crêpe Georgette, taffetas poult de soie, taffetas fileté, moire française, moire galoche, moire Renaissance, Louisine barrée, satin de Lyon, sergé, polonaise, soie côtelée, surah, batavia, diagonale, essil imprimé, sergé crêpe, chevron, losange, satin de 5, duchesse, liberty, satin merveilleux, satin grenadine, satin turc, satin palme, royale, royale fantaisie, reps, régence, cannelé doubleté, cannelé simpleté, cannetillé, faille, faille française, gibrine, velours ottoman, pékin satin, pékin reps, pékin imprimé, pékin doublure bayadère, armure glacée, natté, natté quadrillé, satin sans envers, satin double face, sergé sans envers, taffetas double face, velventine croisée, velours épinglé, peluche, peluche double-pièce, velours double-pièce, etc. Une documentation COMPLETE et RARE provenant de la capitale française de la soie française Lyon - Reliure aux coins frottés, déchirure de la toile sur la partie inférieure de la charnière du premier plat de couverture (3 cm), dorure du titre passée, intérieur très frais et de très bonne tenue si ce n'est les froissures de quelques échantillons et parfois l'empreinte de leur décoloration avec le temps sur la page suivante, Bel ensemble

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        BILL THE MINDER

      New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1912. An exceptionally bright and fine copy. First American edition xvi, 256p. 4to. Illustrated by Robinson with 116 drawings in black and white and 16 mounted color plates A wonderful book with Robinson at his best.& Inscribed "Master Edward Ransom Presented by Danl. Robinson. Christmas 1912".

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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 LOST WORLD

      1912. New York: Hodder & Stoughton / George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1912]. Original light brown cloth. First American Edition, issued on the same day as the London edition (and with twice as many illustrations). In this Professor Challenger science fiction tale, also a motion picture, an exploring party ventures to a lost plateau deep in the South American jungle, where dinosaurs still reign. THE LOST WORLD is often regarded as Doyle science fiction at its best; it was, of course, the basis for Steven Spielberg's 1997 film "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," as well as a more recent made-for-TV version.~This is a fine, bright copy (just a touch of rubbing at the very tips). Green & Gibson A37e (with the publication date misprinted as 15 October 1915).

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        La Danse de Sophocle *

      Mercure de France, Paris (1912). - Broché, couverture imprimée. Infimes défauts à cet ouvrage fragile, avec le monogramme de l'éditeur poinçonné au premier plat. Rare et bel exemplaire de ce troisième recueil de poèmes qui fut, comme les précédents (La Lampe d'Aladin et Le Prince frivole), renié par Cocteau - Mais à l'époque il lui glissa une aimable dédicace autographe signée à l'intention de Jules Claretie.Les temps changent. Édition originale justifié à l'oeil pharaonique (soyons précis) après 7 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande.

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        Die Hirtenflote

      Deutsch-Osterreichischer Verlag, Wein Austria, 1912. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illustrator: Ferdinand Schmutzer. vg small green leather hard cover with vertical gilt lines and decorations to cover and spine, No dustjacket. Wear to spine ends and corners with a little fraying to top of spine. Clean tight and unmarked. 9 original etchings by Ferdinand Schmutzer with tissue guards. Text in German 103pp vg/--.

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        ASAGIRI

      1912 - [EHON] O^ta Saburo^, artist. ASA GIRI Tokyo, Meiji 45 [1912]. 2 volumes, string-bound Japanese style, 19.1 x 13 cm. Each volume contains 35 color prints with a facing page of text. The prints appear to be a hybrid of lithography and color woodcut. [See Hillier's discussion of the book in his ART OF THE JAPANESE PRINTED BOOK]. These small volumes constitute one of the more interesting examples of the Japanese picture book genre produced in this century. Our copy is in very good condition overall, without the usual foxing marks internally. It is enclosed in the original publishers box with a printed title label and is one of the nicer copies we have seen. Unusual in such nice condition. Complete:

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        Alexander's Bridge

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1912 - First Edition. Hardback: original purple cloth with gilt titles. 175 pp. Good condition. No dust jacket. Moderate to heavy edgewear and rubbing. Binding slightly shaken but secure. Front hinge started. ISBN: B0006AGG34 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Property Map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Prepared by Hudson Maxim for the Morris Canal Investigation Commission, November 16, 1912, Compiled from Various Maps and Actual Surveys by P. E. Boomer, C. E

      Borough of Hopatcong, New Jersey?, 1912. Near Fine condition. SEE PHOTO. This is a beautiful and very scarce color map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. When unfolded it measures 18" tall by 38" wide. Some folds have been neatly reinforced on the blank side with archival-quality document repair tape. Buildings are represented by red squares, water in green. Some of the properties and locations depicted are: Port Morris, Landing, Roxbury Township, Borough of Mount Arlington, Byram Township, Nolans Point, Atlas Powder Co., Brookland, Borough of Hopatcong, Byram Cove, Henderson Bay, Byram Bay, Maxim Park, Jefferson Township, Woodport, Hurdtown, Hurd Mining Co., W. M. Force Estate, John P. Lawless, Mary Ingram estate, Aaron Peck estate, Raccoon Island, Halsey Island, Bertrand Island, Theodore King, Gertrude Otten, Violet Littell, Robert Dunlap estate, etc. Full title: "Property Map of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, Prepared by Hudson Maxim for the Morris Canal Investigation Commission, November 16, 1912, Compiled from Various Maps and Actual Surveys by P. E. Boomer, C. E.". First Edition. Folded map. Near Fine condition. 18" tall by 38" wide when unfolded.

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        Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors & Architects. Newly Translated by Gaston Duc. De Vere. With Five Hundred Illustrations. In Ten Volumes ( Complete )

      London: Macmillan & The Medici Societ, 1912. Published 1912 - 1915. Ten volumes 4to, original blue grained cloth, upper covers blocked in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. A very good set indeed.

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        Mère et fillette] *

      Sans date. - Dessin original 28 x 22, encre noir-sépia, cachet d'atelier. Rare et intrigante composition à caractère pédagogique, figurant une mère nue et une fillette en liquette qu'on imagine en bavardage initiatique.Une gravure au catalogue raisonné, "L'éducation sentimentale", de 1912, en propose une sorte de variante.[Darel-Cailler 21]

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        A Tour in Sikhim, being a journal of five Calcutta tramps on their tour in Sikhim, Easter 1912

      Calcutta: [printed by the Art Press] for private circulation only, 1912. Quarto. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Collation: pp.[i-v] [1-]44 [1-2]. Title and dedication printed in red and black 72 photographs (8 1/8 x 6 1/8 and smaller) tipped onto 24 sheets of dark green sugar paper, each image with a mounted slip beneath bearing a printed caption. (10 of the photographs with small sections detached). Original olive morocco, covers bordered with double fillet in blind, the upper cover with small rectangular section, outlined with double gilt fillets, containing lettering in gilt "A Tour / in Sikhim," spine in six compartments with raised bands, the bands flanked by blind fillets, marbled endpapers. A very rare privately- published account of a April 1912 ten-day walking tour in the northern Indian state of Sikkim, bordering Tibet and Nepal The five British participants of this tour are described collectively in the work as the "Tramps," and were accompanied by "Sprite" a lively fox terrier. Although they all appear in a number of the photographs which illustrate the book, they are identified in the text only by their nicknames: three Scots (the Manager, the Fiend and the Scribe) and two Englishmen (Padre and Geologist or Geo). The only other clues to the identity of the travellers is offered in the preface (written by the Scribe) which is initialed W.M. -- he was evidently the author of the text, whilst the Fiend was the photographer. The work is dedicated to G.A.E. and J.B. The text is a narrative of the trip with occasional diversions: quotes from previous travelers in the area, comments on the people and places, occasional notes about the religion and culture of the local people, but all told from the point of view of the ruling British Raj elite. The text is tied quite closely to the photographs -- the best of which are very fine views of the stunning mountain landscape through which the party traveled. Every photograph is clearly captioned. The route was decided by the availability of the various "bungalows" which the party stayed in each night. The text and photographs begin with the journey from Calcutta on the Eastern Bengal State Railway, then on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to Ghoom (alt. 7,407 feet). In the second chapter the Tramps are introduced, followed by the rest of the Caravan: "It may seem incredible, but it is nevertheless fact, that twenty-three coolies, a cook, a bearer, a sweeper, a sardar and two syces were necessary for the comfort of the five sahibs." The journey proper begins on 6th April with a trek from Ghoom to Jore Pokri; on the 7th the five companions marched (and occasionally rode), from Jore Pokri to Tonglu Dak (alt. 10,070 feet). The next days march was to Sandakphu (alt. 11,975 feet) and the Manager contracted a severe fever. On the 9th the Manager's fever had abated enough to allow the party to continue to Phalut, but without Sprite who had disappeared. From Phalut (alt. 11,811 feet) the party set off for Dentam via the summit of Singla La (alt. 12,126 feet), then the Kalhait Valley and Dentam Dak. The next day the party visited the monastery of Sanga-Chelling, were shown around the by Oomchi Lama, and where the Scribe was able to secure examples of printing. They continued to Pemiontchi Dak. The next day they were shown around the Pemiontchi monastery, "the most important in Sikhim," by the head Bara Lama and a detailed description is given. They also encountered a resident dwarf, whose photograph was taken. This chapter concludes with a lengthy description of the daily routine of the monks (taken from Waddell, an earlier authority). The following chapter is dedicated to Lamaism in Sikhim, and again quotes extensively from Waddell. The next day the party trekked from Pemiontchi to Rinchinpong, via Jey-sing -- a descent of 4,000 feet, followed by an ascent of 3,000. The penultimate day they traveled from Rinchinpong to Chakung, and then on the final day the route from Chakung to Darjeeling was taken, descending 4,000 feet and crossing the boundary at Great Rungeet river back into the British Raj and on to Darjeeling. The account ends with a single page including a diagram and table of distances, heights, etc. which records that the trek covered a total of 123 miles in ten days, with a descent of over 8,000 feet being the biggest change in altitude experienced in a single day. Not mentioned in any of the standard bibliographies.

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        RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY. Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China

      London: Macmillan, 1912. 2 volumes. First edition. Scarce. With numerous illustrations, color plates, panoramas, and maps from original surveys. Thick, large 8vo, original sienna cloth gilt lettered on the spines, with small gilt medallion on the upper covers. xxxviii, 546; xxi, 517, [2] ads. A handsome and clean set in very pleasing condition, closed tear with old repair at verso of one map. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. In 1900-1901 Stein excavated several ruined sites in the Taklamakan Desert around Khotan, publishing his experiences in SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN. On this expedition,1906-08, he had the opportunity to return to his work there, extending his systematic explorations farther eastwards for nearly a thousand miles in a straight line, though covering almost ten thousand miles of marching distance. The expedition completed an extensive survey of the Kun-lun Range and explored a number of ruined sites in the desert far beyond the extant oases east of Khotan. It was on this expedition that Stein explored the western end of the Great Wall of China and discovered the Cave of the Thousand Buddhas. For his work on this second expedition Stein was awarded the Founder's Gold Medal by the Royal Geographic Society.

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        TWIXT LAND & SEA

      1912. [from Conrad to J.B. Pinker] Tales. A Smile of Fortune / The Secret Sharer / Freya of the Seven Isles. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1912. Original olive green cloth. First Edition, in the uncommon second (of three) binding states. This collection of three tales is known primarily for the middle one, "The Secret Sharer" -- Conrad's best-known short story excepting "Heart of Darkness."~The binder made an error on the binding of 'TWIXT LAND & SEA, revealed by this copy: on the front cover he listed the third tale as "Freya of the Secret Isles." The error was discovered after only about twenty copies had been issued (the rare first binding state); on the other copies that had already been bound up, the word "Secret" was buffed out and the word "Seven" printed over it -- though the erroneous word remains evident underneath (the second binding state, as here). Finally, those copies not yet bound up (the majority) were done so in a smoother cloth, with the error completely corrected.~This copy is in fine condition, other than minor sunning of the spine which is typical for olive green cloth; atypically, there is no foxing on the leaves within. Provenance: bookplate of the renowned Conrad collection of Stanley J. Seeger. Cagle A16a.1, binding b. ~This copy is INSCRIBED BY JOSEPH CONRAD to his literary agent, "Signed for JB Pinker | with love | by Joseph Conrad". Pinker was one of the first literary agents in London, counting among his clientele H. G. Wells, Henry James and Stephen Crane -- and, beginning in 1898, Joseph Conrad. During Conrad's lean years of 1904-1910, Pinker also became, in effect, Conrad's banker -- providing him with greater and greater "advances" of cash, hoping for ultimate repayment when and if Conrad's fortunes would turn. Between 1910 and 1912 the two were not on speaking terms -- but in the spring of that latter year, their relationship was patched up (this book was inscribed most likely late that year, upon publication); the ensuing success of Conrad's CHANCE turned around his finances, solidifying the Conrad-Pinker relationship until Pinker's sudden death in 1922.

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        Krieg und Frieden, Erinnerungen aus dem Leben einer Offiziersfrau, Mit einem Bildnis,, Adda Freifrau von Liliencron geb. Freiin von Wrangel,

      Verlag von R. Eisenschmidt,, 1912,. - 316 Seiten, pp. berieben , Reste von Exl Libris im Vorsatz, nachgedunkelt , angeschmutzt, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 814

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        The Night Land

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

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        Sydpolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram 1910-1912

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

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