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        Impressions françaises en Russie

      Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1912, in-8, de front, VIII, 245 pp.. et 31 pl., cartonnage brique de l'éditeur, Première édition. Adam, écrivaine et femme politique, "fonda une première société des amis de la Russie et joua un rôle central dans le tournant qui offrait à la France l'alliance russe" (Hogenhuis-Seliverstoff). Bel exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The meteorite of El Nakhla El Baharia. [JOIN]: CRAIG (J.I.) The rain of the Nile Basin and the Nile Flood of 1910 [JOIN]: The rain of the Nile Basin and the Nile Flood of 1911. Ministry of Finance, Egypt. Survey department.

      Cairo, National Printing Department, 1912-1913. - 3 vol. bind in one In-4, hardcover, 20pp.-ix-3 plates + 110pp.-11plates + 110pp.-8 plates and 3 figures, softcover conserved, from the Library of Congress (stamp and printed endleaves). Little pen mark on Bendleaves, good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
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        In Memory of the Captain, Crew and Passengers who lost their lives by the Wreck of the Titanic.

      Liverpool : Spelman, printer, [1912]. Souvenir tissue handkerchief, 350 x 350 mm, lithograph printed with a vignette illustration of the Titanic andaccompanying text, within a coloured floral border; at the foot of the text is a list of crew members who hailed from Liverpool, with the lines from William Cowper's hymn, 'God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm.'; original folds, light creasing and some small tears and darkening at the right edge, but the condition is very good for such a fragile, ephemeral item.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Novels of the Sisters Bronte, edited by Temple Scott. Thornton Edition. 12 Bände. - Und als Beigabe die Biographie: Sinclair, May: The Three Brontes. - Zusammen 13 Bände.

      8vo. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen auf Taf. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Grüne OLwd. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentitel. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnitten. 1. Agnes Grey by Anne. 2.-3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte. 4. The Professor by Charlotte. 5.-6. Shirley by Charlotte. 7.-8. Villette by Charlotte. 9.-10. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne. 11. Wuthering Heights by Emily. 12. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by E. C. Gaskell. 13. The Three Brontes by May Sinclair. London, Hutchinson, 1912. (Titel fleckig). - Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal Berlin]
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        From Pole to Pole. A Book for Young People.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1912 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and vignette to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt. Library label removed from foot of spine. Spine lightly toned, slight rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard, 38 black and white plates and 26 maps in the text. First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Sir Robert Baden-Powell from his sincere friend and admirer Sven Hedin, Stockholm Dec 16. 1912". With Baden-Powell's bookplate and the stamp of the Boy Scouts Association to the front pastedown. Sven Hedin, a Swedish explorer, was the Chief Scout of the Swedish Scout Movement. Baden-Powell visited Sweden and met Hedin in September 1911, later describing it as "to my mind, one of the most delightful of countries" (The Spectator, 19 May 1928). This work, detailing Hedin's extensive travels, was originally published in Swedish in 1911. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Missouri Botanical Garden.

      St.-Louis, published by the Board of Trustees, 1890-1912. - 23 volumes in-8, planches hors-texte. Toile verte de l'éditeur. (First Report) : 1890 à [to] : Twenty-third report (1912). Tête de collection. 2 volumes d'index. - Ensemble en très bon état. 11° issue : two copies.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Devaux]
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      New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Verses by Burges Johnson and includes 21 tipped in photogravures. An about near fine copy in boards with a gravure mounted to the front panel that has some minor rubbing as well as some bumping to the bottom corners. A very nice copy of an uncommon book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Album collection of original photographs.

      Tripoli, Ain-Zara, Henni, Sidi Mesri, Sidi Abdul-Gelil, etc., Nov. 1911-June 1912. - Oblong 8vo (225 x 162 mm). 156 vintage black-and-white prints, various formats, mounted on sturdy green scrapbook leaves, all captioned by a contemporary Italian hand. Original tan cloth with "Album" printed on front cover. Intriguing photo collection, apparently assembled by one of the ten thousands of Italian soldiers that poured into Libya in November 1911. Italy had declared its war on the Ottoman empire in September 1911, when the young kingdom was wracked with economic and social problems and colonial expansion seemed the answer. The largely unknown north-African country was fancifully depicted as rich in minerals, well-watered, and with a population hostile to the Ottoman Empire and friendly to the Italians. While the invasion of Libya was planned as little more than a "military walk", the operation soon encountered strong resistance from the local population, and when Arab cavalry nearly annihilated the Italian expeditionary corps in October, the troops were quickly enlarged to 100,000 men. The "Guerra di Libia", a significant precursor of WWI, is noted for numerous technological advances in warfare, notably the use of armoured cars and airplanes, often regarded as the earliest examples of aerial warfare: Italian dirigibles and Blériot-type planes performed reconnaissance missions and bombed Turkish positions. In the Treaty of Ouchy, signed on 18 October 1912, the Ottoman Empire surrendered Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica to Italy. - The present collection shows Italian troops in their positions, at camps and fortinos, and with their ordnance, horses, and "war dogs", as well as Eritrean Ascari soldiers, Meharists on camels, the local Arab population (as well as local Jews, Sudanese, etc.), bedouins, Tripoli street and market scenes, the port of Tripoli, views of the city, oases, desert expeditions, funerals, the railway, etc. No armoured vehicles are visible, but many army automobiles and - at the distance, a mere speck near the horizon - "in alto un dirigibile" (over the Tripoli port, March 1912). - Photos variously show strong fading or good contrast, frequently with some glue shading. Altogether complete and well-preserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Girlhood of Clara Schumann (Clara Wieck and her time).

      First edn, Arnold, London, 1912. 8vo, xii, 340p. Frontispiece portrait. In an attractive 'Arts and Crafts' binding designed by L. Hay-Cooper with the Binder's Mark dated August 1912. Full green crushed morocco with an elegant gilt design and spine gilt in compartments. With a small card 'From Miss Pignatel. With best wishes'. The British Library, Binding Index, lists [C., L. H.] L. Hay-Cooper, who worked with the binder S. Bernard. L. Hay-Cooper executed the design and tooling. No examples in the British Library, but one of their books is illustrated in The Studio 1914, special number 'The Art of the Book'. See also the Victorian Web for the binding of Morris's "The Hollow Land", designed by L. Hay-Cooper and executed by S. Barnard and L. Hay-Cooper. Exhibited New Gallery 1910. Source: The Studio 49 (1910), 112.

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        Gino von Finetti: Glück im Winkel (Originalzeichnung)

      1912 - Gouache und Deckweiß auf Papier. 49 x 37 cm. Rechts unten signiert. Mittig unten bezeichnet: „Im Cafe“. Veröffentlicht:  Jugend. Jahrgang 17 (1912), Heft 9, Seite 239 Text: „Könntest Du mir ewige Treue schwören?“ – „Oh warum nicht?!“ „Darin hab’ ich ne’ kolossale Übung.“ [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Lissa, 3. VII. 1912. - 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo. Gratuliert dem Schriftsteller und Journalisten Sigmund Schlesinger (1832-1918) zum 80. Geburtstag. - Der aus einem polnisch-schlesischen Adelsgeschlecht stammende Wilczek rüstete die Vorexpedition in das Nowaja-Semlja-Meer aus (1872), unterstützte die österreichisch-ungarische Nordpolexpedition und arrangierte mit Hans Makart 1879 dessen berühmten Festzug in Wien. 1882 richtete er aus eigenen Mitteln die österr. Station auf der Insel Jan Meyen ein. Wilczek gründete die "Gesellschaft der Wiener Kunstfreunde" (1900), gemeinsam mit Theodor Billroth das Rudolfinerhaus. Er ließ die Ruine Kreuzenstein wiederaufbauen und gestaltete sie zu einem Museum des Rittertums im Mittelalter aus. 1861-1918 gehörte Wilczek dem Herrenhaus an, war Ehrenmitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und Ritter des Ordens von Goldenen Vlies.

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      ROBERTI NOSKE BORNENSIS, Lipsiae 1912 - LATINO Rilegatura in mezza tela con piatti marmorizzati bianchi e neri e con adesivo bianco e titoli neri al piatto, ingiallita ai bordi e con lievi segni del tempo, dorso nero scolorito da esposizione, con timbri biblioteca, bagine leggermente ingiallite e con alcuni segni di usura a fine volume con ultima pagina restaurata La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Calgary: A Preliminary Scheme for Controlling the Economic Growth of the City

      Calgary: Published Under the Auspices of City Planning Commission of Calgary, 1912. Hardcover. very good. 1st Edition. xiii,88pp. Quarto in original gilt lettered quarter beige linen backed beige cloth with beige endpapers, colour frontispiece and plates from plans, etc (1 folding and 1 double-paged), and B&W plates and illustrations from photos. Boards slightly warped otherwise a nice clean copy. very good Peel 3rd Edition 3776. Cover title: "The City of Calgary, past present and future". Mawson was commissioned to do a number of urban studies in Western Canada in the early 20th century. The Calgary study was the only example published. Very scarce especially in nice condition. 1912

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        COI MIEI OCCHI. (Il mio secondo libro di versi).

      Firenze, Libreria della Voce, 1912. In-16 p. (mm. 155x120), brossura orig. con titolo in rosso, pp. 84. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 792: “Pubblicato a proprie spese. Le numerose copie residue della tiratura furono rilevate da Vallecchi dopo il 1918. Il libro venne trascurato dalla stessa casa editrice che si ‘dimenticava' di spedire il volume ai pochi richiedenti. Inoltre i numeri della rivista pubblicizzavano "Il Mio Carso" di Slataper come il ‘primo libro di poesia scritto da un triestino'. Molto ricercato”. Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 : 1912 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1912. Hi, This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, a couple of small marks can be seen at an angle and a reasonable sixed mark to the rear board that is very feint, The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally as good as any books you will see. The only downside is a small ink mark to the page block.

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        Über den nervösen Charakter. Grundzüge einer vergleichenden Individualpsychologie und Psychotherapie

      Wiesbaden, Verlag von J.F. Bergmann, 1912 - 8° 195 S. 25.5x18 cm (4°). Dunkelbrauner Originalumschlag. Seltene Erstausgabe. Einband an den Rückenkanten leicht bestossen, sonst schönes Exemplar Sprache: de [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Edward Arnold, 1912.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-320, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A brilliant, artistic, soul-sick young Irishman rejects religion and seeks solace in the study of the occult sciences. "A soul study in form of autobiography ... The book is but a fragment, and has no real conclusion. The style is exceptionally good." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction, p. 260. This coming of age novel, dedicated to E. M. Forster who called it "a masterpiece," was a possible influence on Joyce's A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (1916). It was rewritten by Reid and published in 1937 as PETER WARING. Early owner's signatures on the front endpapers. Light rubbing to spine ends, endpapers lightly tanned and foxed, closed tear at fore-edge of front free endpaper mended, some scattered foxing to preliminaries and a few pages of text, a very good copy. A very nice copy and somewhat scarce in this condition. (#148996)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The history of the Hoppers

      London : W.R. Chambers, [c. 1912]. Quarto, pictorial papered boards (fine), front free endpaper with presentation inscription dated 1918, mild foxing and off-setting to front and rear endpapers, [50] pp, illustrated with [12] full page colour plates and sepia drawings throughout; flecking to fore-edge but internally bright and clean, an exceptional copy of a spectacularly designed and emotionally appealing children's book, the adventures of a family of (very convincingly) anthropomorphised kangaroos, told in verse form. Muir 5707; Robert Holden noted in The Mint Exhibition (1985) that this was 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo'.

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        The Seattle Post-Intelligencer... Largest Ship Afloat Strikes Iceberg and is reported Sinking. April 15, 1912.

      Seattle: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1912. Newspaper, folio sheets (16 1/2 x 21), 12 of 14 pages, illustrated, Vol. LXI., No. 153. Paper is browned and brittle, some chips at the edges and margins, probably removed, small label on first page, missing pages nine and ten, but article on the Titanic is complete and on the first page. This is one of the earlier newspaper accounts of the sinking of the Titanic. The article reports that the ship has struck an iceberg, and is reported sinking. It also reports that the women are being put off in lifeboats, and that the ship is 500 miles off Cape Race at 2 A.M. The report captures the drama of that moment by mentioning that signals from the ship stopped abruptly at 12:27 A.M., which was when the ship went down. Interestingly, this article also mentions the close call the Titanic had when it left Southampton earlier in that week and almost collided with the New York, which somehow got loose from its moorings as the Titanic departed.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Largest Ship Afloat Strikes Iceberg and is reported Sinking. April 15, 1912.

      The Seattle Post-Intelligencer,, Seattle: 1912 - Newspaper, folio sheets (16 1/2 x 21), 12 of 14 pages, illustrated, Vol. LXI., No. 153. Paper is browned and brittle, some chips at the edges and margins, probably removed, small label on first page, missing pages nine and ten, but article on the Titanic is complete and on the first page. This is one of the earlier newspaper accounts of the sinking of the Titanic. The article reports that the ship has struck an iceberg, and is reported sinking. It also reports that the women are being put off in lifeboats, and that the ship is 500 miles off Cape Race at 2 A.M. The report captures the drama of that moment by mentioning that signals from the ship stopped abruptly at 12:27 A.M., which was when the ship went down. Interestingly, this article also mentions the close call the Titanic had when it left Southampton earlier in that week and almost collided with the New York, which somehow got loose from its moorings as the Titanic departed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Justice and the Duke - Signed and inscribed with ALS

      Stanley Paul, 1912. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the day of publication and complete with ALS A first edition, first printing published by Stanley Paul and Co. in 1912. A very good+ book with strong gilt on the spine and on the front board. Some foxing to the pages and a little to the edges. Rough cut (deckl) edges to the page. SIGNED to J R Pryor from Rafael Sabatini May 1912 on the page prior to the first page of text. Some bumping to the corners and some rubbing to the edges. Light paper residue to ffep. Complete with an ALS from Sabatini, explaining that the book was only published one day prior to the inscription. From his address in Battersea Park and dated by Sabatini.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Works.

      Boston and New York: Houghton. Mifflin Company,, 1912-13. Octavo, 51 volumes (220 x 148 mm). Finely bound at The Riverside Press in burgundy half morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt, raised band, pale burgundy cloth boards, pink endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Each volume of the set with two extra illustrations at front, a photogravure and a hand-coloured plate with captioned tissue guards. Each volume with a monochrome frontispiece and further illustrations throughout. An excellent set. Large paper edition, limited to 375 copies of which this is number 111. This set also includes a supplementary volume The Country of Sir Walter Scott by Charles S. Olcott in one volume. A particularly handsome set.

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      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1912.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-312, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "The most interesting of these pre-war utopians who came under the influence of the muckrakers is Edward M. House ... [whose anonymously published novel] reflects his sure knowledge of politics, and presents a practical and precise program for making the United States utopian." - Parrington, American Dreams, p. 187. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 430. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 584. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 191. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1975, p. 78, Bleiler (1978), p. 103. Reginald 07447. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-901. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1777. Cloth lightly rubbed at lower spine end and corner tips, faint damp stain to upper right corners of about half of the text block, but still a very nice copy overall with a clean and bright binding. Correct first printing copies (with title pages dated 1912) are quite scarce. (#149623)

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        The Ostrich for the Defence

      George H. Ellis Co Boston 1912 - First Edition. Octavo, original red illustrated cloth and original dustjacket. Photographic frontis. Very scarce Bleiler listed fantasy and utopian novel of a lost African race living in cooperative bliss and raising ostrich. (Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, page 78); Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, edge nicked and chipped, three closed tears repaired with scotch tape at lower spine and front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handwörterbuch der Naturwissenschaften (komplett in 10 Bänden)

      Ledereinband Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, stellenweise mit Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, jeweils mit beriebenem dunklem Kopffarbschnitt, Band 1,2,6 und 7 von 1912, Band 3,4,8 und 9 von 1913, Band 5 von 1914, Band 10 von 1915, komplett in 10 Bänden , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. .

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        Second World War photo album compiled by an American Red Cross worker on the home front.

      An evocative Second World War photo album and group of naval publications representing life on the American home front for Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley (1912-2004) and her sister Christine Ridley (b. 1920), a naval air mechanic. The sisters were originally from New Jersey, but moved throughout the US as part of their wartime work and would later settle in Washington D. C. Elizabeth's pre-war career is unknown, but after the war she continued to work for the Red Cross in Riverton, New Jersey, and in later life was employed at the Library of Congress. Christine was originally a teacher before joining the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES - officially the Naval Women's Reserve), which began operating in 1942. Her preliminary training as a naval aviation mechanic was undertaken at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by advanced training for Petty Officer Second Class in Atlanta Georgia. Elizabeth's album compiles several years worth of photographs beginning in 1941, presenting a wonderful cross-section of American life during the War. The pages are filled with both formal and informal snaps of friends and family, the many individuals in military uniform evoking the War's long reach into ordinary Americans' lives. Included are numerous pictures of Elizabeth and her colleagues in their Red Cross uniforms, two large and particularly nice shots of a Red Cross office with booster posters on the walls, and an image of Red Cross workers marching in a parade. There are also numerous photos of Christine in her naval uniform, two taken outside a Naval training office. Despite the troubled times most of the images are light-hearted and depict family reunions, days out, and travel, including trips to Florida; Texas (with shots of the Alamo and one of a bomber approaching Kelly Field); Gulfport, Mississippi; the beach at Hampton Bays, New York (with a series of shots of the sisters and their friends in bathing costumes and also bicycling down a country road); the Rochester Yacht Club; Washington D.C., and other unnamed locations. A charming series of photos taken during Christmas 1941 depicts John Knight and Bob Phelps, who appear in what may be police uniforms, posing with the girls, horse-playing, and making snowballs. Two pages include photos taken with four male friends, "Vic & Jock" in naval uniforms and "Ted & Chippy" in suits. Two pages are devoted to formal shots of Elizabeth's wedding day on April 10th, 1942, and the single full colour photo, a small Kodachrome, shows Christine's wedding day, with Elizabeth as the maid of honour in a red dress. Later images include Christine and her husband posing with their first baby, and the child, a little older now, playing with a puppy and various toys, followed by black & white shots of Christine's wedding. Also included are three Naval publications related to Christine's training as a member of WAVES. The first, titled Navy Log, is the yearbook for her course in aviation mechanics at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tennessee. We Keep 'Em Flying is an entertaining and richly illustrated souvenir book on life at the same center, and Tattoo is a similar publication produced for the US Naval Air Station in Atlanta, Georgia, where Christine had her second round of training. Bot publications include information on life at the stations, including images of military personnel at work and pursuing leisure activities, and information on sites of interest in the surrounding areas. Overall this collection is a compelling look at life for two American women participating in the mass mobilization of American society during the Second World War. Together with three wartime Naval yearbooks & souvenir books owned by her sister Christine, a naval air mechanic in the WAVES programme. Oblong folio (340 x 260 mm). 1941-45. Contemporary dark blue skiver elaborately embossed in grey with military motifs including an American Eagle, planes, tank, battleship, artillery, and blimp. Bound with black nylon ties that may not be original. 80 black paper pages containing 219 photographs attached with photo corners. The photos range in size, with the majority measuring 90 x 60 mm, and the largest 255 x 200 mm. A few items, including some photos, a small colour Kodachrome, several negatives, and an unused Anchor Line trunk label are loosely inserted. Elizabeth has written her name and address on the front free endpaper and annotated many of the photos with white ink. Boards separated and reattached with cellotape, some rubbing and wear at the extremities. The leaves are brittle and exhibit cracking and chipping at the edges. Good condition. The naval books owned by Christine Ridley include We Keep 'Em Flying: A Visit to the Naval Air Technical Training Centre, Memphis Tennessee; Navy Log, a yearbook from the same centre, and Tattoo: United States Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Georgia. Loosely inserted in the Navy Log yearbook is a certificate showing that Christine passed the training to become an aviation machinist mate in October 1943. Loosely inserted in Tattoo is the certificate she received upon becoming an aviation machinist's mate second class in June 1944. These volumes are in generally very good or excellent condition with just a little rubbing and toning at the extremities.    

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        [Binding] Works ... Introductions and photographic illustrations by Clifton Johnson [comprising Walden / A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers / The Maine Woods / Cape Cod / Excursions

      London: George G. Harrap [through 1912], 1911. Pictorial Cloth. Fine. Complete in five volumes. Thick 8vo: xvi,440; [4],xxii,492; xiv,423,[1]; xii,319,[1]; viii,303,[1]pp, with 33 full-page halftones, including the frontispiece, in each volume (165 in total). Publisher's finely woven forest-green pictorial cloth, elaborate art nouveau title frames stamped in gilt and copper on spines and upper covers, title pages in red and black, protective tissue guard over frontispieces. Virtually pristine, square, tight unmarked bindings; clean, fresh pages; rich photographic illustration. A splendid production and scarce: COPAC and OCLC list only BL. Borst A1.11.b, A2.12.c, A3.6.b, A4.6.b, and A5.6.b The direct literary results of Thoreau’s stay at Walden Pond were the essay “Resistance to Civil Government” (1849), inspired by a night in the Concord jail (the result of not having paid his taxes as a protest against government policies) and early drafts of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) and Walden (1854). After A Week failed to sell, Thoreau began revising Walden, taking it through seven major drafts before finally publishing it seven years later to modest sales and mostly favorable reviews. Two more trips to the Maine Woods (1853 and 1857) and several excursions to Cape Cod (1849, 1855, and 1857). provided fodder for the essays collected into two posthumous books, The Maine Woods (1864) and Cape Cod (1865). Clifton Johnson (1865-1940) was a folklorist, illustrator, photographer, and important literary figure with some 125 published books and countless magazine and newspaper articles to his credit. A friend of William Dean Howells and John Burroughs, he was an acquaintance of many other late 19th and early 20th century authors and editors. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Comic Almanack First Series 1835-1843; Second Series 1844-1853

      Chatto & Windus, 1912-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Cruikshank, George. London: Chatto and Windus, no date. Leather bound. 388, 428 pp. Very good. Light wear to the edges and joints. Spines sunned. Full leather signed binding by Bayntun with six gilt decorated panels, the second and third listing title, illustrator, and volume. Straight-grained leather boards with gilt designed border and double rule. All edges gilt with gilt stamped turn ins and marbled endpapers. Each volume with two ribbon markers.

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        CONTES du Temps jadis.

      Paris, Piazza 1912 - With 20 tipped-in color plates by Umberto Brunelleschi. 122, (1) pp., 2 leaves. Large 4to. Half calf, spine gilt with gilt lettering, orig. wrappers printed in blue and gold bound in (by Sim. Kra. rel.). Paris, Piazza, 1912. Collection of five fairy tales: La Belle aux cheveux d'or; L'Oiseau bleu; Gracieuse et Percinet; L'adroite Princesse; Le Prince chéri. With striking color illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi from Pistoia (1879-1949), active as fashion, costume and stage designer in Paris. He contributed to French de luxe magazines like "Journal des Dames et des Modes", "Gazette du Bon Ton", and "Les Feuillets d'Art". In the 1920s he made stage and costume designs for the Folies Bergères and other theatres; among his outstanding works are costumes created for Josephine Baker. - Slight even browning, plates clean. - Monod 3120-21; Bénézit II, 180. MODERN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (1900-1999) ; [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat]
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        The Weird of the Wanderer

      London: William Rider & Son Ltd.,, 1912. Being the Papyrus Records of some Incidents in one of the Previous Lives of Mr. Nicholas Crabbe. Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration to upper board in blind, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. The book fine, sound, and bright, and the dust jacket generally split and chipped with loss to parts of spine panel, the splits backed with tape keeping the whole intact. First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, of this weird time-travelling Odyssey by Frederick Rolfe, self-styled "Baron Corvo" (1860-1913).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Weird of the Wanderer Being the Papyrus Records of some Incidents in one of the Previous Lives of Mr. Nicholas Crabbe.

      London: William Rider & Son Ltd., 1912 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration to upper board in blind, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. The book fine, sound, and bright, and the dust jacket generally split and chipped with loss to parts of spine panel, the splits backed with tape keeping the whole intact. First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket, of this weird time-travelling Odyssey by Frederick Rolfe, self-styled "Baron Corvo" (1860-1913). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Grand Tour Photograph Albums of Europe

      Very Good. Hardcover. Five albums containing over 200 original silver gelatin photographs. Brown cloth albums in good condition with some rubbing and spine tears, and containing numbered spine labels. Hinges weak. Each album contains 12 leaves with photos mounted two to a page within windows. The photographs are in very good to fine condition and of generally very good quality. Many are labeled with locations. The set is from an American family doing the Grand Tour of Europe, visiting Holland, Germany, Italy, France, England, Switzerland, and Austria. From the automobiles and prewar scenery the date is around 1912. The side trips seem to have been by carriage, and many shots in the first album are of steamship travel to Liverpool. The photos convey a very romantic vacation view of what once was, from scenic shots of the Matterhorn's alpine glaciers to all the beautiful cities that were later bombed. People shots include women hiking in long skirts in the mountains, children petting animals at a zoo, and ship passengers. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Pagan Tribes of Borneo. A Desciption of their physical Moral and intellectual Condition with some Discussion of their ethnic Relations.

      MacMillan, London, 1912. - EA. 2 Bände. Mit je einem farbigen Frontispiez, weiteren 209 Tafeln mit fast ausschließlich fotogr. Abb. sowie 4 mehrfach gefalteten Karten. Vollständig. Dekorative Original-Ganzleinen-Bände mit Rücken- und Deckel-Goldprägung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. XV, 283 S./ X, 374 S. Gr. 8°. Einbände minimal bestoßen, ExLibris und Widmung des Verfassers auf Vorsatz; Seiten-Ausschnitte bzw. Abschnitte bei Titel und Vortitel (Vermutlich alte Namenseinträge), jedoch kein Bibl.-Exemplar. Ansonsten ausgezeichneter Zustand, sauber und vollständig. Ein dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Erstausgabe! Die beiden schweren Bände zeichnen sich besonders und u.a. durch die sehr große Zahl hervorragender Fotografien auf Tafeln aus.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat KAIAPO]
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        Trattato di diritto penale. Vol. I - Parte generale Vol. II - Parte speciale Vol. III - Parte speciale. Delitti direttamente lesivi d'interessi Sociali

      G. Pirola 1912-1913, Milano - 768; 569; X + 516 p. 3 voll in-8

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Filles de la pluie (scènes de la vie ouessantine)

      - Grasset, Paris 1912, 13,5x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 30 copie numerate su Holland, solo carta di grandi dimensioni 10 dopo il Giappone. Binding metà marocco marrone con angoli, schiena liscia con una cartuccia d'oro decorata con parti di marocchino marrone e verde incisioni conteneva fiori e piccoli api d'oro, Golden Data coda incorniciare reti dorate sul piatto, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata sui testimoni, copertine e dorsi conservati, contemporaneo vincolante firmato Capelle. Piccolo foxing colpisce i margini di alcune foglie. Bel esemplare con tutti i margini e ben preparato da Capelle di questo lavoro che è stato coronato con il Prix Goncourt nel 1912. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 10 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté d'incisions de pièces de maroquin marron et vert figurant des fleurs ainsi que de petites abeilles dorées, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque signée de Capelle.  Petites rousseurs affectant les marges de certains feuillets. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges et joliment établi par Capelle de cet ouvrage qui fut couronné du prix Goncourt en 1912.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido: Beitrage zur Entwicklungeschichte des Denkens (Psychology of the Unconscious)

      Leipzig and Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition. (Garrison/ Morton 4985.2.) 422pp. Recent black leather with gilt spine lettering, original front wrap mounted on front board, back panel creased and laid in at rear. In German. Near Fine with a few easily-erasable pencil underlines and marginal notes, a few light corner creases. The first appearance in book form of an important early work by Jung, which occasioned a break in his friendship with Freud. It was translated into English four years later as Psychology of the Unconscious.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V. S. Vernon Jones With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton.

      London: William Heinemann; Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1912 - Large octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial images to spine and front cover in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge green. Housed in a green quarter morocco folding case. Front hinge cracked, spine rolled, rubbing to ends of spine and corners, toning to spine, light soiling to covers, a very good copy. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the artist's sister-in-law Fanny Starkie, inscribed on the half-title with an original ink drawing by Arthur Rackham of two crows, "To Fanny from Edyth & Arthur Rackham Christmas 1912", the inscription in Edyth's hand except for Arthur's signature. Latimore & Haskell pp. 38-39; Riall p. 111-12. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Aesop's Fables

      Published by William Heinneman, London; 1912. Deluxe Edition, this copy is number 630 of 1450, signed by Arthur Rackham. It is tightly bound in original vellum, with gold gilt detailing to the front board and spine. This beautiful book of Aesop's Fables is in Near Fine condition. The cream boards have some spotting, predominantly to the top edge and to the spine and there is some very slight rubbing, otherwise they are lovely and bright and free from damage and blemished. Internally, there is some spotting to the inside of the boards and the free endpapers, but the rest of the pages are beautifully clean, bright and, apart from the odd age spot, free from marks or damage. All 13 colour plates are present and in stunning condition, bright and intricate in their detail. It is also adorned with numerous black and white illustrations, depicting scenes from the fables. Originally penned between 620 and 560 BC by Aesop, the morals of the fables are still very relevant today and are enjoyed by readers of all ages. Arthur Rackham's illustrated version of Aesop's Fables was originally released in 1912 in time for the christmas season and rivalled the commercial sales he enjoyed with "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".This beautiful copy is an excellent example of Arthur Rackham's masterfully illustrated version of this famous and timeless book and would be the ideal complement to any rare book collection. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any further detailks regarding this or any other of our books for sale.

      [Bookseller: Everlasting Editions]
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        Geschichte des Oberlausitzer Adels und seiner Güter 1635 - 1815.

      im Selbstverlag der Oberlausitzischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Görlitz 1912 - 1912-1923. 961, 1027, 730, 365 S. 4 Bände in 3 Bänden. Halblederbände der Zeit. Wichtiges und gesuchtes Standardwerk zur Adelsgeschichte der Oberlausitz. Die Bände wurden verlagsseitig nur in Broschur mit Klebebindung ausgeliefert. Vorliegendes Exemplar in Halbleder gebunden, Band 3 und 4 in einem Band. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Schnitt etwas fleckig. Innen sauber und gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ostritzer Antiquariat]
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        Katalog knig biblioteki Alekseia Petrovicha Bakhrushina. Vypusk I, II, III, [IV] [Catalog of books in the library of Aleksei Petrovich Bakhrushin, vols. I-III, as well as the fourth installment listing books in foreign languages -- complete]

      Imperatorskii Rossiiskii Istoricheskii Muzei imeni Imperatora Aleksandra III; Tipo-Lit. Torgovogo doma Korkin, Veideman i Ko, Moscow 1912 - Quartos (26.8 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; [4], 1-190, 191-382, 383-597, [1], and [1], 1-77, [2] pp. Three photogravure plates, two with protective tissue guards. Occasional light wear to spine extremities; bookstore marks partially erased to rear wrappers; very good copies. Complete catalog, in four volumes, of the collection built by the Moscow merchant Aleksei Bakhrushin (1853-1904) over three decades. Bakhrushin's library contained over 25.000 volumes, largely on Russian history, art, and literature, including reference works and Rossica in foreign languages, which the catalog lists alphabetically. The fourth installment adds foreign-language books collected by Bakhrushin, also mainly on topics relating to Russia, as well as on library science and art history. During Bakhrushin's life, the library was used widely by scholars and fellow collectors, as documented by his guestbook, which contains entries by Pavel Efremov, Ivan Zabelin, D. V. Ul'ianinskii and many others. In 1904, after his death, the collection was bequeathed to the Russian Historical Museum located just off Red Square in Moscow, along with Bakhrushin's extensive holdings in paintings, decorative arts, antiques, posters, and other printed ephemera. In 1938, the greater part of the books was transferred to the State Public Historical Library. The publication of the catalogs was financed by the collector's widow, Anna S. Bakhrushina. With three photogravures showing Bakhrushin and the collection at his home in Vorontsovo Pole, Moscow (vol. I) and a frontis showing the new Bakhrushin room at the Historical Museum, which housed the collection after his death. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Queen Mary's Psalter: Miniatures and Drawings by an English Artist of the 14th Century Reproduced from Royal MS 2.13.VII in the British Museum

      British Museum. Used - Very Good. 1912. Three-quarters red morocco over maroon cloth boards, t.e.g., tall quarto, 92 pp. followed by 316 collotype plates. Very minor sunning to spine with corners slightly bumped as per usual, with no fraying to leather though. Minor foxing as per usual. Overall, very bright and sound.. (Subject: Medieval, Art & Illumination.)

      [Bookseller: Powell's Bookstores Chicago]
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        [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] Construction of the Trans-Australian Railway : private photograph album, 1916

      Oblong octavo, 150 x 190 mm, brown card covers, the front embossed 'Souvenir', original silk cord ties, [6] leaves of card with window mounts recto and verso, containing a total of [12] gelatin silver photographs, each 82 x 115 mm, contemporary caption in ink to the album page beneath each photograph, the prints and album pages in fine condition, complete. Work on the Trans-Australian Railway, which was to link Port Augusta in South Australia with Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, was commenced late in 1912. The track was laid simultaneously from both ends of the line, with the two sections finally joining up in October, 1917. The railway, which crosses the Nullarbor Plain and includes the longest piece of straight track in the world, was a stupendous feat of engineeering. The photographs in the important album we offer here, which document part of the work undertaken in Western Australia as the railway neared completeion, were evidently taken with a private camera by someone involved with the railway's construction. They date to the months June, July and August, 1916, and were taken at various locations just inside the Western Australian border, principally in and around the remote township of Loongana. The photographs are captioned as follows: 1. Cotton winding contest : Loongana Sports 5/11/16. 2. Loco. boys & Class G. Engine 3. Boys of the Loco Breed. Loongana. Trans. Rly 1916 4. Class G & crew about to leave Loongana 5. Section Car just returned from telegraph fault at 397 Mile 6. Camel team with water on border of S.A. & W.A. Aug. 1916 7. Muck gang crossing border 1/4 mile ahead of tracklayer. Aug. 28th 1916 8. Oil tractor & plough for muck work at 411 Mile 9. Tracklayer at 411 Mile. July 3rd 1916 10. View of Loongana ferriers unloading coal 11. Entrance to Cavill Cave, Loongana 12. Shifting main camp to 452 Mile. Aug 26th 1916.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1912. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Canadian Edition, First Canadian Issue, Second Impression with 98 leaves. [8], 9-195, [1] pp. 12mo. Olive green cloth with gilt stamped lettering and decoration on spine and front cover. Some slight wear to extremities and slight bump to top end of spine. Light foxing to endpapers and outer edge of text block. Front free endpaper has been trimmed slightly. Clean, tight text block. A lovely copy. near fine Inscribed in grey ink by Service on the front free endpaper. Inscription reads "Cordially Yours Robert W Service". A4 a.1. (PG 89) in Mitham (first ed.) 1912

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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