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        Italienische Reise. Mit den Zeichnungen Goethes, seiner Freunde und Kunstgenossen. Mit Unterstützung des Goethe-National-Museums herausgegeben von George von Graevenitz

      Leipzig, Insel 1912. 36 cm. (6), 356, (4) Seiten mit 167 Abbildungen auf 122 Tafeln und 2 Abbildungen im Text. Brauner Orig.-Kalblederband (Rücken unten sign. "E. R. Weiss") mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägtem Umschlagtitel und Deckelfileten, marmorierten Vorsätzen und Lesebändchen, roter Farbschnitt - Sarkowski, Insel 2 591 - Tillmann, Weiß S. 156 - Einband nach dem Entwurf von Emil Rudolf Weiß. Mit dem Nachwort von George von Graevenitz, das in der Neuausgabe von 1925 weggelassen wurde. Im hinteren Deckel kleine Druckstellen, sonst tadellos -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        In Storyland with Louis Wain

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

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        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.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        Note on the Electron Theory of Thermoelectric Phenomena.

      Offprint from the "Philosophical Magazine" for June 1912. pp. 984-986 [+one blank leaf]. Orig. blank, orange wrappers. Small closed tear to the upper part of the spine.. Bohr's first printed article from his time at Cambridge. Bohr corrects Professor Owen Willams Richardson's (1879-1959) calculations of the Peltier and Thomson effect, with reference to his own paper, not yet published in English. Richardson later received the Nobel Prize in Physics (in 1928).** Aaserud 6

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        [Signed etching]: Serenade (aka: The Laggard in Love)

      no publisher [No place: no publisher]. 1912. Etching on thin laid paper. Image size 3" x 5.25" on 8" x 10.5" sheet. Plate mark. Pinholes around outer edges of sheet, else fine. An etching by John Sloan from a projected edition of 100, of which only 90 were printed (Morse 159). Signed in pencil in the lower right corner by Sloan. An estimated 3500 impressions of this etching were used as the frontispiece to Thomas A. Daly's book Madrigali (Philadelphia, 1912), a collection of Italian dialect verse. This particular etching is from the personal collection of the artist's widow, Helen Farr Sloan. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Die Bildnis-Miniatur in Skandinavien I-II.

      Mit hundert Tafeln in farbigen lichdruck. I. Schweden. II. Dänemark und Norwegen. Berlin 1912. Verlag von Georg Reimer. Folio. (8),108; (6),113-268 pp. + 100 plates. Number 88 of 510 copies. Original full calf, spine richly gilt. Upper board with gilt boarders and title in gilt. Inner dentelles. Some rubbing to boards. 38 x 29 cm.. Included is one page from Svenska Dagbladet December 17, 1912 with Emil Hultmark´s review of the book and Sonderdruck aus der "Antiquitäten-Rundschau" Nr. 22 vom 26 Mai 1914 by Ernst Lemberger. In his review Emil Hultmark makes a long list of information about artists that are wrong. Also claming that the author just spent a few days to collect his material. Ernst Lemberger makes his defence in the "Sonderdruck". According to pencil annotation this book has belonged to Ivar Morssing

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        The Ex-Libran

      Kansas City, MO: H. Alfred Fowler, 1912. Paperback. 1 of 400 copies. Volume I, Number 3. The publication was discontinued after Volume I, Number 4. This is a very scarce issue of this short-lived magazine Òdevoted to book-plates, bibliophilism, and art.Ó The publication was edited and published by H. Alfred Fowler, a major collector of stamps, bookplates, and books, who had made his fortune in grain securities. In Volume I, Number 4 he writes that, with regret, he cannot devote so much of his time to the publication, but intends to launch another publication, The Biblio. Much of this issue was devoted to the bookplates of Lucien Pissarro, founder of the Eragny Press. An essay on his bookplates is written by JM Andreini, for whom Pissarro did one out of a total of six bookplates. This plate is tipped in, along with impressions from two other Pissarro woodcuts done for The Queen of the Fishes and FlaubertÕs Un Coeur Simple. There are three other short articles on bookplates, including one that perhaps was done for Marie-Antoinette. The image is tipped in. Laid in is a four-page advertising supplement. In very good condition in cream paper wraps, bound by thread, with black title to front cover. Minor splits along spine edges, and browning to paper. Interior pages are bright and clean. Pages 39-52 plus separate unpaginated supplement. BOB/070711. Very Good.

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        La Charrue d'Érable

      Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1912. Octavo. 108pp. One of 116 copies printed at the Eragny Press. Illustrated with twelve full-page, color wood-engravings drawn by Camille Pissarro and engraved by Lucien Pissarro. In addition, there are numerous wood engraved vignettes, initials, and the title-page border by Lucien Pissarro. This is not only the most important book of the Eragny Press, but is also Camille Pissarro's only substantial illustrated book. Camille Pissarro exhibited in the first Impressionist show in 1874 and continued his association with the Impressionists for the next dozen years. He then adopted the style of Pointillism briefly, before reverting to an Impressionistic style of landscape painting. It was during this last period of his life that he made the drawings that would eventually result in La Charrue d'Érable. Although the book was not published until 1912, most of the blocks were cut and proofed by Camille before his death in 1903. Lucien Pissarro was trained as a painter by his father, exhibited with the Impressionists, and eventually became interested in book making. After settling in London, he and his wife Esther learned the arts of printing and book design from Charles Ricketts. The early books from Pissarro's Eragny Press were printed with type supplied by Ricketts. This book, the penultimate from the Press, is printed in a typeface designed by Lucien Pissarro. Bound in full limp green calf with gilt titling on the upper cover. A few pages with faint foxing, spine slightly faded to brown, else a fine copy of one of the most difficult private press livre d'artiste books to obtain.

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        Der Weg zwischen ... (?). Öl auf Leinwand, um 1912. Verso auf dem Rahmen (schwer lesbar) zugeschrieben, betitelt und datiert. 24 x 35 cm. Gerahmt.

      Sommerliche Landschaft mit Feldweg, zu beiden Seiten mit Bäumen gesäumt, links im Hintergrund eine Windmühle.

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        The Heroes - Or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

      London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1912. xvii, [1], 113pp, [5]. Original limp vellum, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, t.e.g., original material ties. Covers very slightly bowed and very slightly rubbed, one of the material ties nearly broken. Internally some very minor browning to page edges, but generally bright and clean. With twelve tissue guarded colour plates by Russell Flint (as called for). Limited edition of 512 copies, this being number 486. First Thus. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Flint, W. Russell. 4to. Limited Edition.

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        THE LOST WORLD: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECENT AMAZING ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR GEORGE E. CHALLENGER, LORD JOHN ROXTON, PROFESSOR SUMMERLEE, AND MR. E. D. MALONE OF THE "DAILY GAZETTE."

      London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.. [1912]. original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold.. Occasional minor foxing to text block, a fine, bright copy. A superb. copy of this classic. (#135228). First edition. 10,716 copies printed. The first Professor Challenger story, in which the scientist and his exploring party locate a remnant of the prehistoric world on a plateau in South America. Challenger's narrative "remains the most famous of its type and has served as a model since its publication." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-63. "... written as pure entertainment, and as such it is a huge success. It stands at the very end of an era of great adventure stories, and it is the equal of anything else in its genre." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1270-73. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-67; (1981) 1-63; (1987) 1-31; and (1995) 1-31. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 43. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 612. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 264. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. In 333. Bleiler (1987), p. 63. Reginald 04496. Green and Gibson A37a. Wolff 1908.

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

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Blue cloth boards, small gilt stamped illustration to front, Gilt title to spine. wear to edges, darkening to spine. Frontispiece of members of the expedition with tissue guard. There is some foxing throughout but mainly to margins, otherwise text and illustrations clean, binding firm. . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        The Lost World

      UK: Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton. London, Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. First Edition (large paper), second issue being one of 810 copies (1000 copies in the first edition, with 190 in the first issue). The book has the front free-endpaper missing, and some loose leaves. All plates are present (including the frontispiece) as are the two maps. The boards feature the impressive footprints, with bevelled edges. The book is in very good condition. The rear pastedown has a few nibble marks to it. Overall a decent copy, save for the missing endpaper. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1912.

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        The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette"

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]., 1912. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (vii) + 319. With photographic portrait frontispiece of members of the expedition, plates and map. Elegantly hand-bound in half black oasis morocco leather with gilt titles and raised bands to spine; marbled sodes, original cover preserved at rear. Internally very clean.A fine copy in attractive recent binding. The first Challenger novel, in which our hero travels to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls and ape men could still exist. Green & Gibson A37. Also Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.

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        THE SOUTH POLE; An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram,' 1910-1912, by Roald Amundsen, translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater, in Two Volumes.

      London: John Murray, 1912.. 1st Edition in English (published the same year as the Norwegian first); 2 Volumes. Vol I, xxxv, 392pp, 59 plate leaves including photographic frontipiece, 1 folding map. Vol II, xx, 449pp, 46 plate leaves including photographic frontipiece, 1 folding diagram, 1 folding chart, 1 folding coloured map, 16 charts in text. Original burgundy red cloth with gilt titles to front cover and spine, Norwegian flag embossed on front cover. Top edges gilt, uncut. An account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole, a handsomely produced book containing ten full-page photographic images not found in the Norwegian edition. 1st edition in English, published the year before the New York edition and quite scarce. Amundsen had originally planned an expedition to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram through the Arctic Ocean, and presumably to try for the North Pole, but support for the project fell with the announcement of Cook's & Peary's accomplishments. He then turned toward the south, even though Scott's plans to attempt the South Pole were well known, and was severely criticised (mostly in Great Britain) for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made the trip with dogs and skis, and with little difficulty, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party; Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return, just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds. When Amundsen revealed he was bound for the Pole, the backer of the British expedition opined that the Fram "has no more sailing qualities than a haystack. In any case, Scott will be on the ground and settled long before Amundsen turns up, if he ever does". Amundsen's party reached the Pole 34 days ahead of Scott. There were crucial differences in approach from Scott's ill-fated expedition: dogs, rather than men, provided the raw power needed to pull equipment (they also eventually provided a food source) and the Norwegian crew knew to wear fur clothing rather than the wool used by the British team. Volume II contains appendixes on the eastern sledge journey, the voyage of the Fram, the construction of the ship and the scientific results of the expedition. A cornerstone of Antarctic exploration. Spence 16; Taurus 51; Taurus 71; Rosove 9.A1. Covers worn, split and loosening, (spine detached rear volume II), odd page loose, minor spotting on some pages, previous owners signature on feps, contents clean. Very Good.

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        The South Pole: An Account Of The Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in The “Fram” 1910-1912

      London: John Murray, 1912. First Edition of the official account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole, which bested Robert Falcon Scott’s British team by 34 days. Amundsen’s success was attributed to careful preparation, good equipment, the use of animal skins rather than heavy woollen clothing, the effective use of skis and of dog sleds for transportation, the use of dogs as well as a source of fresh meat, good weather, and the fact that the expedition had a singular aim and did not spend valuable time surveying and making extensive photographic records. Amundsen reached the Pole on December 14, 1911. He named his South Pole camp Polheim, “Home on the Pole”, and renamed the Antarctic Plateau as King Haakon VII’s Plateau. Spence 16. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxxv, 392; x, 449. with half-titles. 2 frontis. portraits & 99 b/w photographic plates, 1 folding diagram, 5 maps (3 folding 2 colour) & 16 charts/maps in text. original cloth, t.e.g. (spine sunned, light wear & slight spotting to covers)

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        The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 (First Canadian Edition, two volumes)

      Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, 1912. Octavo, two volumes. First Canadian Edition, first printing. Published the same year as the English first (and correct first) edition. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titles, top page edges gilt, red borders on the front boards with Norwegian flag designs. All plates, maps, and illustrations present, with a hint of foxing.& & Amundsen's party, aboard the ship "Fram," reached the South Pole more than a month ahead of British Capt. Robert F. Scott and his crew, thanks to the help of sled dogs, which eventually provided a food source, and fur clothing instead of the wool worn by Scott's team. A bright and fresh example of the scarce Canadian edition, and second edition in English.& & About Near Fine, with no dust jackets as issued. A hint of rubbing to the front board of volume two, owner names (dated 1913) on the front endpaper of each volume, front hinge (volume two) professionally repaired, spines very slightly faded with light bumping at the ends.

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        The South Pole

      London: John Murray,, 1912. An Account of the Norwegian Expedition in the "Fram" 1910–1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater … 2 volumes, octavo (216 × 156 mm). Contemporary burgundy half skiver, matching sand-grain linen sides, title gilt to spine, compartments of double gilt fillets, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. 158 photographic illustrations on 103 plates, numerous other illustration plans and charts, folding map at rear of each volume. A little rubbed at extremities, spines slightly dulled, a scatter of foxing, short tear to map in volume I neatly repaired, a very good set. First English edition, first impression, first published in Norwegian in the same year. "An account of Amundsen's legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month … His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck" (Books on Ice). The English edition contains 10 photographic plates not found in the Norwegian original.

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        Sydpolen: Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram 1910-1912 [2 vols]

      Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. True first edition in Norwegian; precedes both U.K. and U.S. editions. Bound one half black morrocco with decorated paper to boards. Decorated endpages. Illustrated throughout in black and white; folding maps to rear of volume 2. Some light wear to outer extremities of boards and scuffing to decorated paper, spines faded. Usual age darkening to pages and outer page edges.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912

      London: John Murray 1912, 1st UK Edition. (Hardcover) xxxv, 392; x449pp. Very good. Numerous photo plates, maps, some folding. Original decorated cloth, t.e.g. Minor wear and a bit of spotting on the endpapers. Old library stamp, marked withdrawn on the front endpaper of each volume, otherwise a clean attractive copy. Both volumes signed and dated by Victor Campbell on the front paste downs. Spence 16. Taurus Collection 71, Rosove 9.A1 First edition in English, published the year before the New York edition and quite scarce. Amundsen had originally planned an expedition to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram through the Arctic Ocean, and presumably to try for the north pole, but support for the project fell with the announcement of Cook's & Peary's accomplishments. He then turned toward the south, even though Scott's plans to attempt the south pole were well known, and was severely criticized (mostly in Great Britain) for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made the trip with dogs and skis, and with little difficulty, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party; Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return, just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds. This set bears the ownership and annotations of Lieut. Victor Campbell, who was in charge of the Northern party. See colour illustration. Included is a copy of the Wicked Mate, the Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell edited by H.G.R. King. Wonderful Association Copy.

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        Constitution, Jefferson's Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States with a Digest of the Practice: Sixty-Second Congress, Third Session. (Charles A. Lindbergh Sr.'s copy)

      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 1912. Softcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 15 cm.; viii - 648 pp. Black leather over thin and flexible boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. This is the "House Manual and Digest" as issued to Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. upon his taking the oath of office in the House of Representatives as a representati ve from Minnesota. Patterned doublure end papers with a green linen hinge (interior). Front paste down shows remnants of a pasted on typed sheet, a poem by Charles MacKay (Scottish poet - 1814-1889) and the same typed poem ("Keep Gallilee, to thy thought, and nerve the soule to bear; . . .") is pasted in full over the entirety of page 12 of the manual. Inscribed by Lindbergh, Sr. to his son, Charles, Jr., on the front free end paper with the verso of this page having a note to Charles, Jr. from his father. "To Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. Sometime you may be interested to know something of the variety of your fathers sentiments and feelings. More or less of them find expression in the selection that will be found herein - You are not to have these till I give them to you or until I have quit using them because I am likely to add to them from time to time. Your father, Charles A. Lindbergh Sr." This note is in pencil while the dedication on the recto of the end paper is in ink. The manual comes from the estate of Eddie Doherty, a reporter with Liberty magazine. Doherty was working the rewrite desk at the time of the Lindbergh kidnapping and was assigned by the editors to cover the story and subsequent trial. Doherty was a frequent patron of Pete's Steak House in Chicago along with his brother Tom Doherty as were many Chicago newspaper people including Henry and Claire Boothe Luce, both of whom were acquaintances of Eddie Doherty. The manual is disbound (three sections; front to page 248, pages 249 to 486, pages 487 to the end) with the relevant spine sections attached to each section. The yapped cover edges are all but gone with the leather chipped on the margins. Cosmetic and archival repairs have been made to the remaining leather. No further repairs were deemed reasonable given the nature and provenance of the book. The book itself is housed in a custom built clam shell case designed to mimic the appearance of the manual though with different materials: red linen over the 'boards', leather spine with gilt titling and marbled 'text block edges'.; Signed by Author .

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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann,, 1912. A new translation by V. S. Vernon Jones. With an introduction by G. K. Chesterton and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original white boards, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With 13 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues and further monochrome illustrations throughout. Front cover lightly finger marked, spine toned, internally a bright clean copy. First Rackham edition. Limited edition of 1450 copies signed by Rackham.

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        Aesop's Fables. A New Translation By V. S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction By G. K. Chesterton

      London : Heinemann, 1912 This book is a limited and signed edition. Limitation page reads: "This This edition is limited to 1450 numbered and signed copies, of which 250 are reserved for the United States of America, 200 for Australia, and 1000 for Great Britain and Ireland. No. 453." Under this limitation declaration is the hand written signature of Arthur Rackham. Bound in white buckram with gold spine titling and decoration, sun damage/darkening to spine edge, cover and end papers ares foxed Top edge of text-block is gilt. There are 13 tipped-in color plates mounted on brown card-stock with tissue guards. There are 53 black and white illustrations. Illustrations are clean and intact. Book size is 8 and 7/8 inches by 11 inches; 224 pages. A beautiful and scarce example of English fine printing, letter-set press work, printed at Ballantyne Press in London. An annoucement of an exhibit of Rakham's work, including the original illustrations for this book, at The Leicester Galleries in London from October 19th to November 16th, 1912 is laid into the book. ***This is a large volume so there will be additional shipping charges to addresses out of the United States.

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        Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann,, 1912. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial title block to front board, inner dentelles, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 13 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues and 5 black and white illustrations. A fine copy. Signed limited edition of 1,450 copies.

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        Oeuvres Complètes de Honoré de Balzac: La Comédie Humaine etc. in 37 volumes

      Louis Conard, Paris, 1912. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 37 volumes in half brown morocco over marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. A few spines worn, light occasional foxing, a lovely set. Published 1912-1932. Size: Octavo (8vo). 37-volume set (complete). Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041899. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        Bill the Minder

      1912. first edition. He Doesn't Mind This Outstanding BindingBy Bayntun-Riviere[BAYNTUN Riviere (Binder)]. ROBINSON, W. Heath. Bill the Minder. London: Constable, 1912. Limited to 380 copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 228. Quarto (10 5/8 x 8 1/2 in; 270 x 215 mm). xiv, [2], 254, [2] pp. Sixteen tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece, with captioned tissue guards, and 117 black and white illustrations, including full titlepages, vignettes, head- and tailpieces. An exceptional and unique 'inlaid binding', c. 1982, by Bayntun-Riviere (designed and finished by Christopher Lewis) in full red crushed morocco with multi-colored pictorial inlays and black-stamped flowers that reproduce the color plate, "The King of Troy Compelled to Ask His Way," opposite p. 30, within a blind-tooled frame surrounded by gilt double-ruled borders. Raised bands with gilt tools and compartments with gilt ornaments within a gilt double-ruled frame highlight the spine. Gilt rolled edgework. Gilt decorated turn-ins. All edges gilt. Cockerell endleaves. A very fine copy. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase.“In Bill the Minder Heath Robinson really found himself. The story is a simple tale or a series of tales about the wanderings of the King of Troy and a boot-cleaner called Bill, who became the Minder (today he would be called a baby-sitter) to the bad-tempered family of a bad-tempered mushroom-gatherer named Crispin. Like most of Heath Robinson’s characters, Bill was a solemn little person who took his minding very seriously, even to the extent of studying at the British Museum and in the Minding Room of the Patents Museum at South Kensington. Soon he fame as a Minder spread and he found himself minding a large flock of children. One day they were out in the fields, being minded by Bill, they found an eccentric old man in a haystack. It was the King of Troy, who had been banished from his country. With Bill’s assistance, the children set out on a journey, and through a series of adventures they restore this unworldly old gentleman to his throne. In the process they meet some very droll characters. These are the substance of some of Heath Robinson’s wittiest drawings” (Lewis, p. 102).Chris Lewis was one of Bayntun-Riviere's most talented 'finishers'. He designed and finished many unique inlaid bindings during his time at Bayntun-Riviere in the sixties and then again prior to his death in the late eighties.

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        THE STONEGROUND GHOST TALES COMPILED FROM THE RECOLLECTIONS OF THE REVEREND ROLAND BATCHEL, VICAR OF THE PARISH

      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,. 1912. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Spine panel tanned, a very good copy. (#134652). First edition. A collection of nine ghost stories dedicated to Swain's longtime friend M. R. James. "... Swain's tales share many features with those of James' and draw on the friends' common interests and antiquarian studies. They are however rather milder in tone and regularly incorporate a playful humour not often found in James' work. The tales relate the adventures of a fictionalized version of the author, Mr Batchel, Rector of Stoneground parish. Although by today's standards, readers may find Swain's stories rather lacking in supernatural horrors, their subtle qualities become apparent on re-reading, and many find Mr Batchel one of the most enduring creations of English ghost fiction." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 468. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 170. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-193. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1571. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 209. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 419. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-238. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13908.

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        The Peter Pan Portfolio

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good/Good. 1912. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Boxed portfolio of 12 proof-size plates, fully bound in ivory vellum with gilt titling to upper board, and later silk ties to style. No. 576 of 500 copies numbered 101-600 and signed by the publisher and the engraver, ( nos. 1-100 were reserved for Rackham to sign). The only collection of Rackham's plates issued in portfolio format, here are 12 of the artist's personal favourites from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906). Intended for framing, the 12 plates were reproduced in full size from the original artwork, mounted on card and matted; each plate has a tissue guard printed with a quotation from the book. A stunning example of this rare and highly collectable portfolio published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1912. Housed in scarce original card box which is in surprisingly good condition. Portfolio is very good with a couple of marks to vellum, one crease to fep, prelims and first tissue guard. There are a couple of spots to the mat of plate 1 but all o/w immaculate. Further digital images available on request. Please contact Bath and West Books to enquire about this book. Price negotiable depending on payment method. .

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        Walpole Society. Annual Volumes 1 - 26, The

      1912. first edition. The Single Most Important Source"On Pre-1750 British Art And ArtistsWALPOLE SOCIETY, The. Annual Volumes 1 - 26. Oxford: Printed for the Walpole Society by Horace Hart, 1912-1938. First printings. Twenty six large quarto volumes (12 3/8 x 10 in; 313 x 253 mm). Illustrations throughout, some in color.Original quarter blue cloth over gray printed boards. A very good set."The Walpole Society was formed in 1911, and was named after Horace Walpole (1717-1797), who published the first history of art in Britain, basing his work on the manuscript notebooks of George Vertue (1684-1756), which he had acquired. One of the first goals of the Society was to publish the notebooks in their original form, which included much material that Walpole omitted. This took up six volumes as well as an index volume, and was finally completed in 1950. This publication is the single most important source of information concerning art collections, artists, architects and craftsmen working in Britain before the mid-eighteenth century…" (from About the Walpole Society, The Walpole Society Online)."Covers British art, especially painting from the Middle Ages on" (Arntzen).Contents:VOLUME 1. (1911-1912) P.Norman: Nicholas Hilliard, `The Art of Limning'. E.S.Prior: English mediaeval figure-sculpture. W.R.Lethaby: London and Westminster Painters. L.O'Malley and C.H.Collins Baker: Reynolds' first portrait of Keppel. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `Isle of Wight' sketch book.VOLUME 2. (1912-1913) L.Cust: Hans Eworth. Mrs.R.L.Poole: The De Critz family of painters. W.R.Lethaby: The Romance Tiles of Chertsey Abbey. E.F.Strange: The Rood-Screen of Cawston Church, Norfolk. A.F.Kendrick: The Hatfield Tapestry of the Seasons. W.G.Strickland: Hugh Douglas Hamilton, portrait painter. A.Dubuisson: L'influence de Bonington ... en France.VOLUME 3. (1913-1914) Mrs.R.L.Poole: Marcus Gheeraerts, father and son. L.Cust: Marcus Gheeraerts. J.A.Herbert: An English 13th century Psalter (B.M.Roy.i Dix). G.C.Druce: Animals in English wood carvings. E.W.Tristram: The 17th century painted room from Botolph Lane. C.H.Collins Baker: Edmund Ashfield. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `South Wales' sketch-book-I. C.E.Hughes: Bonington's parents. L.Cust and others: Additional notes on Hans Eworth. L.Cust and A.M.Hind: George Vertue's note-books.VOLUME 4. (1914-1915) R.W.Goulding: Welbeck Abbey Miniatures VOLUME 5. (1915-1917) C.F.Bell: Portrait drawings in Oxford Collections - I. Campbell Dodgson: The etchings of Andrew Geddes. C.F.Bell: British water-colour painters: James Moore collection. L.Cust: Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire. M.H.Spielmann: Thomas Gainsborough and Gainsborough Dupont.VOLUME 6. (1917-1918) A.J.Finberg: Two portraits of Cornelius Johnson. L.Cust: The Lumley Inventories. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Gawen Hamilton. E.R.Dibdin: Liverpool artists in the 18th century. A.J.Finberg: Turner's `South Wales' sketch-book-II. Two early works of Sir Joshua Reynolds. R.W.Goulding: A Gheeraerts portrait at Welbeck. The papers of the Society of Artists of Great Britain.VOLUME 7. (1918-1919) W.L.Spiers: The note book and account book of Nicholas Stone VOLUME 8. (1919-1920) L.Cust: The portraits of Sir Walter Raleigh. R.W.Goulding: Wriothesley portraits. A.P.OppÈ: Francis Towne. H.C.Andrews: A lost monument by Nicholas Stone.VOLUME 9. (1920-1921) The Earl of Ilchester: Queen Elizabeth's visit to Blackfriars. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Canaletto in England. C.R.Grundy: An action brought against Joseph Goupy, 1738. A.J.Finberg: A portrait of Prince Charles by Robert PeakeVOLUME 10. (1920-1921) A.J.Finberg: Cornelius Johnson. H.M.Hake: Francis Place. R.W.M.Wright: Farleigh Castle. Mrs.H.F.Finberg: Canaletto in England, additions.VOLUME 11. (1922-1923) M.R.James: An English Bible-picture book (Holkham MS.666). G.F.Hill: Stevan van Herwijck and Stevan van der Meulen. Mrs.R.L.Poole: Edward Pierce. J.A.Knowles: Henry Gyles, glass-painter of York. Campbell Dodgson: The etchings of Sir David WilkieVOLUME 12. (1923-1924) P.Simpson and C.F.Bell: Inigo Jones' designs for masques. (Catalogue of the Chatsworth collection published in conjunction with the Malone Society)VOLUME 13. (1924-1925) M.R.James: An English mediaeval sketch-book (Pepysian MS.1916). L.Binyon: The Virginia drawings of John White. W.T.Whitley: Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bart. A.P.OppÈ: John White Abbott.VOLUME 14. (1925-1926) M.R.James: Drawings of Matthew Paris. A.F.Kendrick: Barcheston Tapestries. C.F.Bell: Portrait drawings in Oxford Collections - II. H.Isherwood Kay: Cotman's letters from Normandy - I.VOLUME 15. (1926-1927) G.McN.Rushworth: Painted windows at the Vyne, Hampshire. Mrs.K.A.Esdaile: John Bushnell. J.D.Milner: Tilly Kettle. H.Isherwood Kay: Cotman's letters from Normandy - IIVOLUME 16. (1927-1928) M.R.James and E.W.Tristram: Wall paintings at Christ Church, Oxford. Paget Toynbee: Walpole's Journals of visits to country seats. A.P.OppÈ: A Roman sketch-book of Alexander Cozens.VOLUME 17. (1928-1929) M.R.James and E.W.Tristram: Wall paintings at Eton College Chapel and Winchester Cathedral. J.A.Knowles: William Peckitt, glass painter of York. B.S.Long: Richard Crosse, miniaturist. Campbell Dodgson: English 15th century devotional woodcutsVOLUME 18. (1929-1930) Vertue - I. Autobiography (B.M.,Add.MSS.23070;23091). Note-books A.j. and A.b (Add.MSS.21111;23069) VOLUME 19. (1930-1931) W.Foster: British artists in India, 1760-1820. B.Rackham: The glass-paintings of Coventry. G.F.Webb: Nicholas Hawksmoor's mausoleum at Castle Howard.VOLUME 20. (1931-1932) Vertue - II. Note-books A.g. and A.c. (Add.MSS.23070;23075) VOLUME 21. (1932-1933) J.G.Mann: English Church monuments, 1536-1625. G.W.Kendall: John Wootton, life and list of engravings after his pictures. A.J.B.Wace: English embroideries, Sir John Carew Pole collection. S.D.Kitson: Portrait drawings, Dawson Turner collection. Mrs.K.A.Esdaile: John Bushnell, additional notes. W.Foster: British artists in India, additional notes.VOLUME 22. (1933-1934) Vertue - III. Note-books A.f.,B.4, and another (Add.MSS.23076;23079;23074). VOLUME 23. (1934-1935) C.F.Bell and T.Girtin: J.R.Cozens, drawings and sketches VOLUME 24. (1935-1936) Vertue - IV. Note-books A.q. and A.x. (Add.MSS.23071;23072).VOLUME 25. (1936-1937) M.R.James: Four leaves of an English 12th century Psalter. M.R.James: An English picture-book (Fitwilliam Mus.,MS.370). E.G.Millar: The late Dr M.R.James, O.M. J.L.Caw: Allan Ramsay. Miss M.I.Batten: The architecture of Dr Robert Hooke. S.H.Paviere: The Devis family of painters. G.McN.Rushforth: Painted windows at the Vyne, additional notes.VOLUME 26. (1937-1938) Vertue - V. Note-books A.y.y.,A.w.,B.3 and D.1(Add.MSS.23073;22042;23087;23089). Arntzen Q345.

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        Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail

      1912. De Luxe ParsifalExquisite PoganyOne of 525 Copies[POGANY, Willy, illustrator]. ROLLESTON, T.W. Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail. Retold from Ancient Sources with Acknowledgment to the Parsifal of Richard Wagner by T.W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany London: Harrap, [1912]. Edition De Luxe, limited to 525 copies signed and numbered by the artist, this being copy no. 293. Quarto (10 7/8 x 7 1/8 in; 275 x 181 mm). Unpaginated. Sixteen mounted color plates including frontispiece, many full page color and two-tone illustrations, each text leaf with elaborate pictorial borders.Publisher's full vellum, pictorially stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Top board very slightly bowed. A fine copy.William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (born Vilmos Andreas Pogány) (August 1882 – 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. Pogany's best known works consist of illustrations of classic myths and legends done in the Art Nouveau style. He also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films, including Fashions of 1934 and Dames.The publication of Pogány's Lohengrin was the final act in his trilogy of masterworks focused on Wagner's Germanic tales, and one of the quintet that is considered his finest work. Pogány clearly approached the commission to illustrate Lohengrin as an opportunity to improve and extend techniques that he had developed through his preceding work, particularly The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Tannhäuser and Parsifal. the other four books that immortalized his career as an illustrator. That commitment to ongoing innovation resulted in an incredible suite of illustrations, including color lithographs, monotone and marginal illustrations and the delightful tipped-in color plates (produced with a four-color process) included in Parsifal. Themes of medieval chivalry, erotic love and moral tests are illustrated in a lavish fashion by Pogány with an outstanding use of iconography, form and color.

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        PARSIFAL

      1912. 1. (POGANY,WILLY)illus. PARSIFAL by Richard Wagner. London: Harrap (1912). 4to (8 x 11 1/4"), grey pictorial and gilt cloth, except for slight lean, this is Fine and bright. 1st edition of this lavish production, illustrated by Pogany with 16 tipped in color plates plus numerous full page color illustrations, full page black and whites, pictorial borders on text pages, pictorial ep's and calligraphic text. Printed on heavy grey stock, this is a beautiful copy of the scarcest of the three Wagnerian titles done by Pogany.

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        Oeuvres Complètes de Honoré de Balzac: La Comédie Humaine etc. in 37 volumes

      Louis Conard, Paris, 1912. Later Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 37 volumes in half brown morocco over marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. A few spines worn, light occasional foxing, a lovely set. Published 1912-1932. Size: Octavo (8vo). 37-volume set (complete). Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041899. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        The Bells and other Poems

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. With illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Folio. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. In a red cloth slipcase. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 27 plates with printed tissue-guards, tinted illustrations throughout. Free endpapers tanned, silk ties missing. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 750 numbered copies signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf.

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        The Bells and Other Poems

      New York and London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. (DULAC, EDMUND) First American trade edition, printed by Henry Stone and Co., Banbury, in a variant binding. 4to. Title portrait of Poe in black ink over tan background, 28 full-page color plates mounted on white paper, and 10 black ink headpieces on tan backgrounds, all after drawings by Edmund Dulac. Blue blind stamped cloth after design by Frank Hazen (signed F H), titled in gilt, very fine copy in original printed paper Publisher's box, price of $5.00 on box. Hughey 29c . Superbly illustrated volume of Poe's verse Hughey notes the binding in tan cloth, with no mention of a blue variant

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        The Bells, and other Poems. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1912]. . Limited edition, no. 612 of 750 copies signed by Dulac, 4to, (xiv, 176) pp. 28 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus vignettes in the text. Contemporary inscription to fly leaf, free endpapers browned. Original gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g., lacking the ties with some rubbing and a few small marks, covers slightly bowed.

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        The Bells and other Poems

      London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1912]. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Quarto (278 × 210 mm). Finely bound by Bumpus of Oxford in contemporary blue crushed morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments, two-line gilt rule to covers, board edges, and turn-ins, edges gilt. Frontispiece and 20 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, 11 small two tone illustrations. Mild wear to binding in places, endpapers browned from turn-ins, an excellent copy. First trade edition. With insert leaflet advertising an exhibition of the original watercolours at the Leicester Galleries in 1912.

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        The Bells and Other Poems

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. Unpaginated. Original decorative cloth, decorative endpapers. Spine very slightly faded, very minor rubbing to extremities. Internally bright and clean, with twenty-eight colour full-page illustrations by Dulac (as called for). An attractive copy. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to.

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        MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

      Portland, Maine: Mosher Press, 1912. #5 of only 10 pinted on vellum (real animal skin). Quarto. Fine. 2 p.l., xii, 13 numbered leaves, [15]-16, [1]p. Approx. 12" x 8 3/4". Copy No. 5 of 10 printed on Roman vellum, bound in Classic vellum, and signed by the publisher; partly printed on recto side only. ________ Produced in his finest format in 1912, this splendidly large quarto contains Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” “O Captain! My Captain,” “Hush’d Be the Camps To-day,” and “This Dust was Once the Man.” Also appearing are Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a foreword by Walt Whitman devotee and chronicler, Horace Traubel, and selections from Frederick W. Lehman, John Burroughs, a passage from Lowell’s “Commemoration Ode” and an appreciation by the St. Louis newspaper man and publisher, William Marion Reedy. Binding, ties and interior all in very fine condition. ________ Mosher’s 1912 book catalogue mentions that “taken as a whole this may be considered one of Mr. Mosher’s choicest productions” and Norman Strouse called it “an outstanding piece of fine printing, little known today and seldom to be found.” Embellished with a rare photo of Lincoln, and with a variety of designs including a large Morrisian “M” on the title page, this is indeed a handsome production. ________ The vellum printing of Memories is a considerable rarity, e.g., two Boston ABAA dealers who have for decades specialized in books printed on vellum had never seen a copy. In over thirty years of auction records, American Book Prices Current doesn’t record even one copy. Likewise, the extensive Americana Exchange’s millions of records going back to 1945 has not one recorded as being one of the “pure vellum” printings. Great collectors of vellum imprints like William Henry Poor. Gertrude Cowdin, Emilie Grigsby didn't have a copy. Even the most notable modern day collector, Norman Strouse, never secured a copy. These great collectors of the Mosher Books over the years missed having what is undoubtedly the finest vellum production from the Press. Only John Quinn was recorded as having a copy. Quinn’s sale by the Anderson Galleries was in 1924, yet in 1925 the American Art Association conducted a sale on May 4 & 5 in which entry No. 397 indicates “ONE OF TEN COPIES PRINTED ON CLASSIC VELLUM” bold-headlined as “THE FIRST COPY TO APPEAR AT PUBLIC SALE” which, of course, wasn’t the case since the Quinn copy appeared the previous year. ________ Census records of this book have located six of the ten copies printed. Copy No. 1 is at Arizona State University and bears the ownership plate of Anna L. Mosher (Thomas B. Mosher's wife). A copy inscribed to William F. Gable (No. 3) was part of the Vladamire Sokoloff estate (entry 299 in the William F. Gable catalogue, Philadelphia: Samuel T. Freeman, May 1932). Present whereabouts of this privately held copy is currently unknown. Copies No. 5 and 7 are in the Bishop Collection of the Mosher Press. Copy No. 8 is at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Copy No. 9 is in the Hanley Collection at the University of Texas—Austin, The Harry Ransom Center. ________ The present copy No. 5 being herein offered is the Thomas Bell copy presently in the Bishop Collection. Bell was a noted Americana collector in New York City and his library was sold in 1917. Megan Constantinou, the new librarian at The Grolier Club, accessed the Bell sale catalogue and this book was apparently kept from the sale. Bell's bookplate was designed by Nancy Barnhart. ________ All in all, this is a choice and extremely rare offering of a Lincoln/Walt Whitman piece which Harry Lyman Koopman, Brown University librarian, would have classified as "tribute typography" as he called Mosher's larger productions (see his "Modern American Printing" in The American Mercury, May 1924 and his The Booklover and His Books of 1917 (p. 137). ________ In a July 15, 1914 letter Thomas Bird Mosher himself wrote to the one-time publisher, W. Irving Way (Way & Williams), he indicated this vellum copy of Memories of President Lincoln is a "piece of Americana that princes may compete for but only Huntingtons can buy." ________ Truly an outstanding book meriting inclusion in the finest of collections.

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        Betbüechlein

      (Vienna): K.K. Hofbibliothek, (1912). 22; (126)pp. A facsimilie of Viennese printer Ludwig Bonnoberger's famous prayer book of 1607, presented to a gathering of bibliophiles at the Imperial Court Library in September 1912. Bound in buff cloth with interwoven silver threads. All edges are gilt and gauffered, with two indented circles to each edge. The book is housed in a scooped out compartment at the back of a larger volume of twenty-two pages. This work, bound in olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, discusses details of Bonnoberger's tiny prayer book and miniature books in general. Text in German. Facsimile volume very fine; larger volume with light rubbing to foot of spine, else fine. Bookplate of noted miniature-book collector Kathryn Rickard. (Welsh 546). (facsimile: 1 3/16 by 7/8; 30x21mm).

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        Betbuechlein

      Wien: (Lichtdruck der K.K. Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt), (1912). 22; (126)pp. A facsimilie of Viennese printer Ludwig Bonnoberger's famous prayer book of 1607, presented to a gathering of bibliophiles at the Imperial Court Library in September 1912. Bound in buff cloth with interwoven silver threads. All edges are gilt and gauffered, with two indented circles to each edge. The book is housed in a scooped out compartment at the back of a larger volume of twenty-two pages. This work, bound in olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, discusses details of Bonnoberger's tiny prayer book and miniature books in general. Text in German. Facsimile volume very fine; text of larger book slightly loose and a few small stains to its covers. Bookplates. (Welsh 546). (1 1/8 by 7/8; 30x22mm).

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        Betbüechlein

      K.K. Hofbibliothek (Vienna): K.K. Hofbibliothek, (1912). 22; (126)pp. A facsimilie of Viennese printer Ludwig Bonnoberger's famous prayer book of 1607, presented to a gathering of bibliophiles at the Imperial Court Library in September 1912. Bound in buff cloth with interwoven silver threads. All edges are gilt and gauffered, with two indented circles to each edge. The book is housed in a scooped out compartment at the back of a larger volume of twenty-two pages. This work, bound in olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, discusses details of Bonnoberger's tiny prayer book and miniature books in general. Text in German. Facsimile volume very fine; larger volume with light rubbing to foot of spine, else fine. Bookplate of noted miniature-book collector Kathryn Rickard. (Welsh 546). (facsimile: 1 3/16 by 7/8; 30x21mm).

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        "Test Cricket". J. B. Hobbs. Vanity Fair Supplement. Men of the Day. No. 2283

      1912.. Very good overall. Full length chromolithographic portrait of the famous batsman, published August 7th, 1912. John (Jack) Hobbs was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey (1905 - 1934). He also represented England in 61 Test matches (1908 - 1930) and is thought to be the greatest opening batsman in cricket history. Vanity Fair was an English magazine that published satirical caricatures from 1868–1914. These handsome chromolithographs are prized for their portraits of important scientists, sportsmen, judges & politicians. With page of descriptive text. Approximately 8 x 14", matted.

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        The Bells, and other Poems. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton [1912].. Limited edition, no. 612 of 750 copies signed by Dulac, 4to, (xiv, 176) pp. 28 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus vignettes in the text. Contemporary inscription to fly leaf, free endpapers browned. Original gilt decorated vellum, t.e.g., lacking the ties with some rubbing and a few small marks, covers slightly bowed.

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