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        I POETI FUTURISTI. Con un proclama di F.T. Marinetti e uno studio sul Verso libero di Paolo Buzzi.

      Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia". In-8 p., bross. orig., pp. 428,(8). Poesie di: L. Altomare - M. Bètuda - P. Buzzi - E. Cardile - G. Carrieri - E. Cavacchioli - A. D'Alba - L. Folgore - C. Govoni - G. Manzella-Frontini - F.T. Marinetti - A. Mazza - A. Palazzeschi. Il testo marinettiano che apre l'antologia e' il "Manifesto tecnico della letteratura futurista" dell'11 maggio 1912, seguito dalla "Risposta alle obiezioni" e dal primo esempio di scrittura parolibera "Battaglia peso + Odore". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Falqui, p. 69 - Salaris, p. 74. Solo una macchia a pag. 30 altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Parsifal, or the Legend of the Holy Grai retold from Antient Sources

      Harrap & Co, London 1912 - A very good copy of the signed limited 1st edition of Parsifal illustrated by Willy Pogany. This copy is in full vellum and is no 19 of 525. It has an additional signed etched plate by Pogany distributed with this edition and kept in a separate envelope. Parsifal was the third book in what are described as a series of 4 work 'masterworks' by the Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany. His design includes detailed backgrounds to the script, which has initial capitals; tinted plates; 8 colour plates and 16 tipped-in colour plates produced by a new 4 colour process. The vellum binding has an elaborate design in gilt to the front board and spine. This copy has some spotting and darkening to the vellum, particularly to the spine, (which is slightly cocked to the front) and back board. The contents including decorative endpapers are in very good clean condition. The original page marker is present, but detached. There is a small neat set of initials to the corner of a title page dated January 1913. 2 of the tipped-in plates have light creasing to the bottom inner corner. The additional plate envelope has clearly been kept inside the book with one side edge protruding and that edge is browned with small tears. The plate inside has similar browning and edge tearing to that side margin - not affecting the plate itself. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Norman Lindsay's Book : No. 1 & No. 2

      Sydney : New South Wales Bookstall Co. Ltd., 1912 - 1915. Two volumes (complete), quarto, illustrated wrappers (slightly creased else fine), pp. 108; 112, extensively illustrated by Lindsay. A rare complete set of Lindsay's ephemeral books, with stories and contributions by Edward Dyson, C. J. Dennis, Norman Lindsay, Louis Stone, all illustrated by Norman Lindsay. A fine set.

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        Die Werke Friedrichs des Großen. In deutscher Übersetzung. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph von Menzel, 10 + 3 Bände, Ganzleinen-Ausgabe.

      Berlin, Verlag von Reimar Hobbing, 1912 - 1916. Opulent ausgestatte und reich illustrierte Werkausgabe Friedrichs. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 3.000 Seiten. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationstafeln in Kupfertiefdruck Adolph von Menzels. Bd. I: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg, XV, 244 S., 2 Bl. Bd. II: Geschichte meiner Zeit, VIII, 277 S., 2 Bl. Bd. III: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Erster Teil, VII 238 S., 3 Bl. Bd. IV: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Zweiter Teil, VII 209 S., 2 Bl. sowie 18 ganzseitige farbige Schlachtenskizzen und 2 ausfaltbare Übersichtsskizzen über den Kriegsschauplatz. Bd. V: Altersgeschichte. Staats- und Flugschriften, VII, 248 S., 2 Bl. sowie 3 ausfaltbare farbige Kartenskizzen. Bd. VI: Militärische Schriften, VIII, 433 S., 4 Bl. Bd. VII: Antimachiavell und Testamente, X, 291 S., 4 Bl. Mit Abbildung der Totenmaske Friedrichs. Bd. VIII: Philosophische Schriften, VII, 318 S., 2 Bl. Bd. IX: Dichtungen. Erster Teil, IX, 316 S., 2 Bl. Bd. X: Dichtungen. Zweiter Teil, VI, 285. Briefe Friedrichs des Großen. Erster Band, 319 S. Briefer. Zweiter Band, 285 S. Max Hein: Friedrich der Große. Ein Bild seines Lebens, 2. Aufl. (1916), 408 S. Einige Buchrücken geringfügig aufgehellt Deckelbezüge partiell leicht berieben, einige Schnittkanten sowie einige (leere) Vortitelseiten leicht fleckig Seiten sonst sauber und weitestgehend fleckenfrei (wenige einzelne Seiten mit leichter Randfleckigkeit). Gutes, harmonisches Exemplar dieser großformatigen, aufwendig gestalteten royalen Werkausgabe. Als vollständiges Ensemble mit den beiden Brief-Bänden sowie der Biographie von Hein sehr selten. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Germinal. 2 volume set

      Paris : Les cent bibliophiles, 1912. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volume set. Quarto. No. 109 of 120 copies. Contemporary green calf, raised bands, gilt dentelles and inlay. Rubbing, slight fading to spine. Original wraps bound in, including spine. Front gutters weak to preliminary pages. Often considered Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels in the French tradition, Germinal is an uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s. Illustrated with 138 engravings by the French artist Paul Eugene Collin. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Manifesto della donna futurista.

      Direzione del Movimento Futurista (Tip. A. Taveggia), 1912. PRIMA EDIZIONE con testo in italiano. La nota biografica in calce al testo è qui preceduta dall'indicazione del lancio belga e parigino (da cui la datazione corretta). Cfr. Tonini, I manifesti, 42.4.

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        A Negro Explorer at the North Pole

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Foreword by Robert E. Peary. Introduction by Booker T. Washington. Octavo. 200pp., frontispiece portrait, photographs. Fine, with the white lettering on the spine and front board completely unrubbed, in handsome, near fine dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks and unnecessary internal repairs. The story of the man who accompanied, and according to recent scholarship, beat Peary to the North Pole. An extraordinary copy and rare in jacket.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chronicles of Avonlea

      L. C. Page & Company, Boston, MA, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. True first edition, stated "First impression, June, 1912", and also meeting other identification points as the first printing. Color portrait of Anne Shirley on frontispiece and front cover. Brown boards. Size: 8mo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. 306 pp. Pages are yellowed, but are tight and clean. Previous owner's inscription on endpapers. Light shelfwear to the cover. Bumped and rubbed. Corners are rounded. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001622. .

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        Birnen. Mit 78 Tafeln in punktierter Chromolithografie nach Aquarellen von L. Stricker und 78 fotografischen Abbildungen

      Josef LÖSCHNIG; H. M. MÜLLER; Heinrich PFEIFFER, Bearb.: Empfehlenswerte Obstsorten. Hg. v. Landes-Obstbauverein für Niederösterreich. 2 Bände (v. 3) i. e. Bd. 1. Bd.: Äpfel. 2. Bd.: Birnen. Mit 78 Tafeln in punktierter Chromolithografie nach Aquarellen von L. Stricker und 78 fotografischen Abbildungen. Wien, Leipzig und Zürich: Scholle-Verlagsbuchhandlung (Friedrich Sperl, Druck u. Lithografie) o. J. [um 1912]. 4°. [2 nn. S. (Werktit.)]; [nn. S. I-III (Bd.tit.), S. IV-VI, [nn. S. 1], S. 2-87, [1 nn. S.], 40 Taf.; [2 nn. S. (Werktit.)]; [2 nn. S. (Bd.tit.), S. 89-177, [1 nn. S.], 38 Taf. Originaler Halbleinenband mit dekorativem Rückentitel. Selten angebotenes, bedeutendes pomologisches Werk, das „neben dem Erkennen der Früchte vorwiegend die Ansprüche einzelner Obstarten und Sorten an Boden und Lage, die kulturtechnischen Anforderungen in bezug auf Zucht und Pflege, die Empfindlichkeit einzelner Sorten gegen Krankheiten und Schädlinge und die Eignung der Sorte in bezug auf die Verwendung, den Obstzüchtern vermitteln" (Vorwort) sollte. Mit Ausnahme der Tafeln 33-38 des 2. Bds. sind auf den Rückseiten der Tafeln fotografische Aufnahmen von den entsprechenden Obstbäumen abgebildet. - Wie zumeist fehlt auch hier die letzte, die Kirschen betreffende Lfg. 9 (= Bd. 3), beinhaltend die Textseiten 181-210 und 12 Tafeln. Einband an den Innengelenken leicht gelockert, am Hintergelenk geringfügig aufgeplatzt, sonst außerordentlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit frischen Tafeln von kräftiger Farbe. Laut OBV ist das Werk lediglich in 3 institutionellen Beständen nachweisbar (Universität f. Bodenkultur, Wien, Universität Wien; Österr. Nationalbibl., Wien).

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        La Spedizione nel Karakoram e nell'Imalaia Occidentale 1909.

      Nicola Zanichelli, 1912 - S.A.R. Il Principe Luigii Amedeo di Savoia, Duka Degli Abruzzi. Illustrata da Vittorio Sella. Large 8vo. 471, 110pp. Frontispiece tipped-in. 32 plates, 2 in color. Bound in half velam, worn, stained and rubbed, spotted on edges, internally slightly foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maurice Ravel cherche à s'attirer l'estime d'André Messager.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 2 In-12 06/02/1912 pliure centrale Très intéressante lettre de Ravel tout à fait révélatrice des doutes qui le traversent sur son génie, après une série d'échecs du public et de la critique (dont L'Heure Espagnole, premier ouvrage lyrique du compositeur), venant après son triple échec au prix de Rome. Méconscient de son génie, Ravel souhaite, par cette lettre, - et avec une réelle sincérité, s'attirer la considération d'un compositeur très académique et sans âme, André Messager (1853/1929). « Cher ami, J'ai retenu une loge pour demain mercredi (n°17 je crois. En tout cas, elle est au nom de Messager). Tâchez de le décider à venir. Je serais si heureux d'avoir enfin – zut ! mon stylo n'a plus d'encre – d'avoir enfin l'estime de ce parfait musicien. Tout ceci, entre nous, n'est-ce pas ? Je ne veux, à aucun prix, m'attirer cette estime autrement que par la sincérité de mon travail. Dites-lui simplement ce qu'on dit dans ces cas là : que je serais ravi . etc. mais que c'est sincère. Bien cordialement à vous. Maurice Ravel. » Compositeur. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Parsifal, or the Legend of the Holy Grai retold from Antient Sources

      London: Harrap & Co, 1912 A very good copy of the signed limited 1st edition of Parsifal illustrated by Willy Pogany. This copy is in full vellum and is no 19 of 525. It has an additional signed etched plate by Pogany distributed with this edition and kept in a separate envelope. Parsifal was the third book in what are described as a series of 4 work 'masterworks' by the Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany. His design includes detailed backgrounds to the script, which has initial capitals; tinted plates; 8 colour plates and 16 tipped-in colour plates produced by a new 4 colour process. The vellum binding has an elaborate design in gilt to the front board and spine. This copy has some spotting and darkening to the vellum, particularly to the spine, (which is slightly cocked to the front) and back board. The contents including decorative endpapers are in very good clean condition. The original page marker is present, but detached. There is a small neat set of initials to the corner of a title page dated January 1913. 2 of the tipped-in plates have light creasing to the bottom inner corner. The additional plate envelope has clearly been kept inside the book with one side edge protruding and that edge is browned with small tears. The plate inside has similar browning and edge tearing to that side margin - not affecting the plate itself.

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        Henri de Régnier influencé par Jean Moréas.

      - 1 manuscrit autographe signé 8 In-4 [1912] feuillets 5 et 8 coupés en deux à la pliure centrale, effrangés, trous d’épingle. Brouillon, avec ratures et corrections, d'une chronique littéraire intitulée «Lecture d'été», dédiée à l'ouvrage posthume Réflexions sur quelques poètes [paru en 1912], du poète symboliste Jean Moréas (1856/1910). Il y témoigne son admiration pour l'auteur, même s'il ne partage pas toujours sa pensée, au sujet de Victor Hugo notamment : «Moréas consacre à Hugo quelques pages amusantes, mais qui sont loin de nous donner le jugement véritable que portait sur l'auteur de La Légende des Siècles, l'auteur des Syrtes. A vrai dire, ce silence n'est peut-être pas extrêmement regrettable. Moréas, en effet, prisant assez peu les partis modernes, et Hugo ne l'enthousiasmant guère [.]». Henri de Régnier excuse toutefois Moréas : «Le désintérêt où il nous tenait était si franc, si naturel, si naïf, que l'on ne pouvait vraiment pas lui en vouloir. On lui passait cette négation de tant de talent parce qu'il en avait lui-même beaucoup». Il termine par la citation jugée «énigmatique» de Moréas, qu'il tente de décrypter : «Régnier imite mes stances, mais ce n'est pas cela du tout». Un intéressant passage sur l'influence de son oeuvre par le poète. Poète et romancier, membre de l'Académie Française. Ami de Pierre Louÿs et de José Maria de Heredia dont il épouse l'une des filles. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Festbuch für den unter dem Protectorate seiner Majestät des Königs Friedrich August von Sachsen stattfindenden A.D.A.C.-Tag 1912 Dresden. Neunte Hauptversammlung des Allgemeinen Deutsche Automobil-Club.

      Dresden. 1912 - 6 Bl., 184 S. mit zahlr. Abb. + diversen Zwischenpappen mit Automobilwerbung. farb. ill. OKart. gut erhalten. EA dieses sehr seltenen Dokuments aus der Anfangszeit von Automobil und ADAC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres Complètes (40 Tomes - Complet) [ Contient : ] La Comédie Humaine (26 Tomes en 40 vol.) : Scènes de la Vie Privée - Scènes de la Vie de Province - Scènes de la Vie Parisienne - Scènes de la Vie Politique - Scènes de la Vie Militaire - Scènes de la Vie de Campagne ) - Contes Drolatiques (2 Tomes) - Théâtre (2 Tomes) - Etudes Philosophiques (5 Tomes) - Etudes Analytiques (2 Tomes) - Oeuvres Diverses (3 Tomes)

      Texte révisé et annoté par Marcel Bouteron et Henri Longnon, illustrations de Charles Huard gravées sur bois par Pierre Gusman, 40 vol. in-8 reliure uniforme demi-chagrin maroquiné à coins rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tête dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, Louis Conard, (Jean Lambert) Paris, 1914-1950 Bel ensemble en reliure uniforme, bien complet de cette célèbre édition de référence, très richement illustrée de plus de 1500 dessins. Formé chez Alphonse Lemerre, Louis Conard fonda les éditions éponymes en 1902 ; cette monumentale édition des oeuvres complètes de Balzac, commencée en 1912, se termina après 28 ans d'effort ! Français

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        Fine original unsigned press photo, (1897-1918, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia, assassinated with her family)]

      1912 - showing her full length in profile holding onto the back of a chair, with press stamps on the back, marked obituary, 6" x 3¼", 29th August, no place, slight fold in bottom corner This would have been one of the photos used by the press when publishing the Royal Family's obituaries after their murders in 1918.

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        Manuscrits des chroniques d'avant guerre d'Alfred Capus, publiées dans le Figaro.

      - 98 manuscrits autographes signés 286 In-4 1912-1914 D’une fine et dense écriture, avec ratures et corrections. Manuscrits en partie montés sur onglet ou agrafés. Ses chroniques « Courrier de Paris » au Figaro du 22 janvier 1912 au 20 juillet 1914. Entré au Figaro, Alfred Capus tient une chronique hebdomadaire durant trois ans. Ses chroniques « Courrier de Paris » révèlent sa plume mordante, ironique, pleine d'esprit ; en février 1914, il est élu à l'Académie française ; un mois plus tard, à la mort de Gaston Calmette, il devient rédacteur en chef du Figaro. Ces trois années de chroniques, tenues jusqu'au déclenchement de la première guerre mondiale, forment une véritable fresque épique. Journaliste et dramaturge, membre de l'Académie française, rédacteur en chef du Figaro ; ses aphorismes et bons mots l'ont immortalisé. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Leading Financial and Business Men of Toronto: A work of artistic color plates designed to portray one hundred leadingmen of Toronto, both fianancially and socially

      Edwin McCormick, Toronto 1912 - Unpaginated. 33 cm. 100 colour tipped-in portraits with accompanying biography. Black leather with gold impressing. Green silk endpapers. Front endpaper detached. Second plate has come loose. Occasional thumbing. One hundred leading men of Toronto compiled in this interesting piece of early 20th-century Toronto history. Examples include: Sir Edmund Boyd Osler (1845 – 1924), the politician and philanthropist who was a founder and benefactor of the Royal Ontario Museum; Wilmot Deloui Mathews who was involved in 18 different companies and whose posh mansion still stands on Hoskin Avenue in Toronto; and Sir Henry Pellatt, builder of Casa Loma. Listings include such details as birthplace, clubs, and the companies with which the men are associated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE RE METALLICA: Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556

      London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. The first edition in English, privately published by subscription. Originally published in 1556, Agricola's De Re Metallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation - what today would be called the "scientific approach." It is therefore the first book to offer detailed technical drawings to illustrate the various specialized techniques of the many branches of mining, and the first to provide a realistic history of mining from antiquity to the mid-sixteenth century. In 1912, the book was translated by Herbert Clark Hoover, a mining engineer (and later President of the United States) and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, a geologist and Latinist. Their translation is notable not only for its clarity of language, but for the extensive footnotes, which detail the classical references to mining and metals. Includes all 289 of the woodcuts from the 1556 edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hoover (upside down) on the rear flyleaf to Lewis L. Strauss, Jr. (1896-1974), who served as Hoover's private secretary during his tenure as head of the United States Food Administration, with an inscription by Strauss on the front flyleaf: "Given me by my old Chief, (see inscription in back cover), December 1920, Lewis L. Strauss Jr." Strauss accompanied Hoover on several European missions, worked for his election to the presidency in 1928, and maintained a life-long friendship with the President. Folio. The original vellum binding has been expertly recased, with cloth reinforcement to the hinges and some restoration to the corners and tips. Partially uncut. Some general soiling and mottling to the vellum, more so along the spine. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase.

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        IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCE

      London: Martin Secker, [1912].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9 [10-12] 13-297 [298: printer's imprint] [299-304: ads], original decorated black cloth, front panel stamped in white and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in white and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Outside the fantasy genre Onions is best-known for his grim, unrelenting character novels, especially IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCE (1912), a murder mystery, and THE STORY OF RAGGED ROBYN (1945), which creates a nightmare landscape of the seventeenth-century Lincolnshire marshes and often challenges the reader to distinguish between reality and fantasy." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 709. "Not detection, but a minor classic of crime. The background, planning, and execution are told in the first person, which unfolds the sufficient motive." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 1667. Hubin (1994), p. 615. Several white stains to rear cover, an otherwise quite attractive copy. (#118819)

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        Simon Bretano's 1912 Washington Monument (New York City) Ceremony Volunteer Firemen Association Ribbon and Medal

      New York City, 1912. Good to Very Good. The medal is approximately 7" long. The pale blue ribbon has faded printing that reads "Dedication of / Washington's Monument / Feb 22 1912 / New York City." A hanging medallion, featuring a color illustration of a firemen saving a woman as flames blaze around him, contains the text, "Exempt and Volunteer Firemen Association / New York City." An additional color medallion with a portrait of George Washington is affixed to the ribbon. A brass pin-plate at the top has an insert that reads, "Simon Bretano." Some soiling. Bretano, the head of the famous bookselling and publishing company, was the single most knowledgeable person about New York firefighting and one of the most knowledgeable experts about firefighting in general. he was often consulted by fire departments from around the world.

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        Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

      FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPER, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending the first part of the day in the office, he returned to the apartment he shared with his parents and thee sisters, had lunch, napped, took a walk, and then did a series of strengthening and stretching calisthenics. This was his daily ritual before settling in for the evening - and often far into the night - to what he considered his true life, a life dedicated to writing. Then, whether acting on a long-meditated plan or following an obscure, sudden intuition, he set down the words of the first hammerlike sentence of what would become his most famous story and one of the defining works of modern imaginative fiction, The Metamorphosis, or more simply, 'The Transformation': 'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect.' Ever since, readers have been mesmerized, amused, puzzled, irritated, and unsettled by Gregor's life-changing transformation" (Mark M. Anderson, ed. The Metamorphosis).With the famous illustration by Ottomar Starke on the front wrapper. Kafka was adamant that the illustration not depict a bug, writing in a letter to the publishing house: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance."The Metamorphosis was one of the few works published by Kafka in his lifetime.Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dated 1916 as usual) over red paper covers; custom cloth box. A little foxing to front wrapper; text exceptionally clean and fresh. An excellent copy of one of the cornerstones of Western literature.

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        [Autograph Letter Signed]

      [London]: [The Punch Office], 1912. "Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad." (A. A. Milne). MILNE, A[lan] A[lexander]. Early Autograph Letter Signed. [London, The Punch Office, ca. 1912-14]. One octavo page written on both sides (7 x 4 1/2 inches; 178 x 114 mm). Extended at inner margin by 7/16 inch; 11 mm.). A fascinating and heartfelt letter to his dear friend Frederick Henry Townsend who was the first art editor of Punch magazine. A.A. Milne took his seat at the Punch table in 1910 and three of the other members are mentioned in this letter, including Rudie Lehmann, Owen Seaman and Lawrence Bradbury. "THE office. Tuesday [ca. 1912-14]. My dear Townsend, Nut. [sic] You are now the only person at the table without an appendix. We thought of having a cartoon about it last night but Seaman was against it. Did you know he was back - back from the sunny south to find his Art Editor gone and his art editor's appendix no more. Fortunately his Assistant Editor's cold remains. I have just heard from Bradbury that you have had a rotten time. It seems rather futile to say that I'm awfully sorry; you know I am. We shall miss you at the table. As soon as Rudie heard of it he got gout and refused to come last night. Buck up and get better; and as soon as you are strong enough to stand, and weak enough to be only just able to swing a club I will play you level at golf, and beat you. Then I shall retire from the game. A thought occurs to me. I expect you will have rather a boring time in bed. Now I have the finest collection of bad novels of any man living - just the thing for a convalescent with not too much brain & no appendix. Let me know if you want some and I will send a selection along. Goodbye & good luck, Ever Yours A.A. Milne" Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956). English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II. Milne's work came to the attention of the leading British humour magazine Punch, where Milne was to become a contributor and later an assistant editor. Milne played for the amateur English cricket team the Allahakbarries alongside authors J. M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Milne was also a very keen golfer and he wrote an essay The Charm of Golf (the sixth essay) in his book Not That it Matters (London, Methuen, 1919). "When he reads of the notable doings of famous golfers, the eighteen-handicap man has no envy in his heart. For by this time he has discovered the great secret of golf. Before he began to play he wondered wherein lay the fascination of it; now he knows. Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad." Frederick Henry Townsend (1868-1920). Born in London, he studied at The Lambeth School of Art where other students included Leonard Raven-Hill and Arthur Rackham. One of his first jobs was to illustrate two stories by Oscar Wilde that appeared in Court & Society Review. Townsend contributed to several newspapers and magazine including Punch Magazine, The Daily Graphic, The Tatler, The Idler, The Pall Mall Gazette, The Strand Magazine, News Chronicle and Illustrated London News. Books illustrated by Townsend included Maid Marian (1895), Jane Eyre (1896), Shirley (1897), A Tale of Two Cities (1897), The Scarlet Letter (1897) and Rob Roy (1897). In 1905 Townsend became the first Art Editor of Punch Magazine. He also contributed cartoons to the magazine and illustrated the "Parliamentary Sketches". According to Mark Bryant Townsend "used models and drew roughs in pencil on chalk-surface paper, than transferred these in pen and ink on to Bristol Board." During the First World War he served in the Special Constabulary. He also produced several patriotic cartoons including the famous No Thoroughfare after the German invasion of Belgium. Frederick Henry Townsend died while playing golf on 11th December 1920. He was replaced by his brother-in-law, Frank Reynolds as Punch's Art Editor.   References: "Over and over again, in the years between Milne's going down from Cambridge and the war, R.C. Lehmann's diary records Alan Milne's visits, but rarely in any detail. It is one of those irritating diaries that goes in only for names and facts. ('Townsend gave Milne and me lunch at the Savoy"...)" "It was in May that year [1910] that Milne at last took his seat at the Punch Table, just five days after the King's funeral brought to an end the Edwardian period Milne later thought would be considered peculiarly his own. He carved a neat monogram of his initials on the Table itself, as was the custom, and sat down regularly on Wednesday to dine. Membership was a mixed blessing. [Rudie] Lehmann [his particular hero] often recorded 'the damnable stodginess' or the 'stickiness ' of the dinners. Anstey Guthrie was known to 'shriek and nag and niggle'. Lawrence Bradbury, one of the proprietors, could be irritable and tempestuous. Charles Graces, Robert's uncle, was rather less irritating, but was Seaman's 'leading disciple'. They often argued over the cartoons until late into the night. But there was one memorable occasion, in the scorching summer of 1911, when Rudie Lehmann delighted the Table by reading Rosamond's [his daughter] first attempt at light verse: For a child of ten it is really amazingly well done and shows not only a great command of metre and language, but a strong sense of fun.' Milne was particularly interested."    "In the barracks at Golden Hill he [Milne] forgot the grind of the weekly article and the political rows. Even the boring dinners took on a charm they had not had at the time. (Back in London, the dinners were going from bad to worse. Lehmann reported the Charles Graves had said one day that 'He would rather eat cold meat in a urinal than dine with L. Bradbury,' one of the proprietors. 'My sentiments, but we go on all the same.')".   "[Owen] Seaman the new editor, was in fact only forty-five when he took over Punch, but he had been around a long time. He and Milne were not only politically but 'temperamentally opposed, which was probably good for both of them', according to R.G.G. Price. Seaman was best known for his parodies... Pearl Craigie (who wrote as John Oliver Hobbes) was sure Henry James was thinking of Seaman when he created Merton Densher. Henry James has sent me The Wings of a Dove. Clearly the man is meant to be Seaman. It is hard upon him..' Seaman had parodied James, but James did not know him well..." (A.A. Milne. The Man Behind Winnie-The -Pooh. pp. 123, 125, 129 & 166).    .

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        THE TALE OF MR. TOD

      1912 - London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1912. Original light grey paper-covered boards with front cover color plate. First Edition of Beatrix Potter's eighteenth book, and the first title to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding every bit as fragile as the earlier titles.~Unlike Beatrix Potter's earlier books, the principal characters are villains! and in the opening paragraph we get a hint of this fact. When sending Warne some of the book drawings, Beatrix Potter referred to the one about the fight between Mr. Tod and Tommy Brock [on page 86] -- which she found difficult to draw: "You will see a very confused one of the combat. I could hardly shirk one picture of it; but it was difficult to work out in detail so I made it dark." [Linder]~This copy is in light grey boards (buff was another option -- no precedence). It is in near-fine condition (spine slightly browned with one tiny dent, a few small cover marks); the half-title bears a New Year 1913 inscription "from the Mother Pilgrim to the one who has joined her this year on the road to the Heavenly City -- with unspeakable love." Linder pp 210-212 and p. 429. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Russland. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 40 Karten, 67 Plänen und 11 Grundrissen.

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1912. LXII + 570 S. OLwd. 7. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 463. - Leichte Gbrsp., St. a. T. (Leipziger Völkerschlacht), eine Karte lose (Heftung rostet etw.). Gutes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Aufnahmen von einer Fahrt mit der SMS Vineta. Album mit 46 Fotografien von 1912. Jeweils in der Darstellung typographisch bezeichnet sowie verso von alter Hand mit Notizen bzw. Erläuterungen. Je ca. 12,5 x 17 cm. In Lwd.-Album d. Zt. montiert (fleckig, Rücken lädiert).

      Die Reise ging von Flensburg aus über Kiel, Rügen und Swinemünde nach Stockholm und Libau im Juni und Juli 1912, sowie einer Ausbildungsfahrt an Bord des gleichen Schiffen im August des Jahres ins Mittelmeer, wo die Häfen von Madeira und Tanger, Dubrovnik, Ragusa, Istanbul und Alexandria sowie die Inseln Malta und Korfu angelaufen wurden.- Lose beiliegend: Fotopostkarte mit Gruppenbild von 1916. Verso von alter Hand bezeichnet 'Kohlenübernahme aus SMS 'Markgraf' (24.9.1916)'. 9 x 14 cm.- In den Außenrändern meist mit stärkeren Aussilberungen, teils leicht fleckig bzw. knitterfaltig. 1 Albumblatt mit Montierungsresten einer fehlenden Aufnahme.

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        Lexikon zu Vergilius. Mit Angabe sämtlicher Stellen.

      786 S. Hardcover Guter Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Wenige Gebrauchsspuren. Seiten sauber. Unveränderter Nachdruck der Ausgabe Leipzig 1912. Wörterbuch: Latein/Deutsch.

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        Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

      First edition. Original wrappers. FIRST EDITION, THE PREFERRED ISSUE IN ILLUSTRATED WRAPPER, OF ONE OF THE MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE. "On the evening of November 17, 1912, a young employee of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Agency, in Prague, sat down to work on a 'troubling little story' that had occurred to him 'in bed' the previous night. After spending the first part of the day in the office, he returned to the apartment he shared with his parents and thee sisters, had lunch, napped, took a walk, and then did a series of strengthening and stretching calisthenics. This was his daily ritual before settling in for the evening - and often far into the night - to what he considered his true life, a life dedicated to writing. Then, whether acting on a long-meditated plan or following an obscure, sudden intuition, he set down the words of the first hammerlike sentence of what would become his most famous story and one of the defining works of modern imaginative fiction, The Metamorphosis, or more simply, 'The Transformation': 'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed right there in his bed into some sort of monstrous insect.' Ever since, readers have been mesmerized, amused, puzzled, irritated, and unsettled by Gregor's life-changing transformation" (Mark M. Anderson, ed. The Metamorphosis). With the famous illustration by Ottomar Starke on the front wrapper. Kafka was adamant that the illustration not depict a bug, writing in a letter to the publishing house: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance." The Metamorphosis was one of the few works published by Kafka in his lifetime. Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers (dated 1916 as usual) over red paper covers; custom cloth box. A little foxing to front wrapper; text exceptionally clean and fresh. An excellent copy of one of the cornerstones of Western literature.

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        Archive of 10 handwritten diaries from Sarah Ann Sargent, 1882-1912

      [Norwich, Vermont]: 1882-1912. Comprised of a total of 1,339 pages in the hand of Sarah Sargent, all in pencil. Set of 10 Standard Diary Company cloth and leather bound diaries in varying sizes; each containing almanacs and calendars for the year bound at front and space for accounts and memoranda at rear. With a total of 26 itemized and handwritten receipts for purchases made at Child & Leavitt Grocers inserted in rear pockets. An exceptional account of women's day-to-day living in a rural American community leading up to WWI and revealing the diverse responsibilities taken on by women in and out of the home. A committed diarist, Sarah's journals from 1882-1912 detail three decades in the life of a rural woman as the centuries turned and the First World War approached. Sarah provides daily information about the weather and her health; and she reports on visiting neighbors and family members, the letters she receives, and the births and deaths of those important to her. Within her own home, Sarah documents the types of meals she cooks, particularly on holidays, and at the back of each journal she keeps meticulous records of money spent on food and clothing for herself and her family. Notably, she also documents the type of employment she takes on to support her family financially, remarking on her progress at rug-making, needlepoint for pillows to sell, and jotting down measurements and costs for her work as a seamstress. Her 1911 and 1912 diaries contain a trove of 26 handwritten, itemized receipts from local grocer Child & Leavitt, providing even more evidence of the materials she purchased for labor in and out of the home. A unique glimpse into one woman's life across 30 years. This archive of journals further provides valuable insight into the labor girls and women did in and beyond the home at the turn of the century. Providing research opportunities into topics including but not limited to women's early employment, fashion and clothing, cookery and domestic economics, genealogy, religious history and practice, and familial relationships in small rural communities.

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        Chronicles Of Avonlea (in original dust jacket)

      Page, Boston 1912 - Octavo hardcover in light tan cloth lettered in gilt and with tipped on color illustration of the title character on the front cover. Stated "Third Impression, September, 1912". The third title in the author's "Anne Of Green Gables" series, a collection of short stories. A tight, fine example, front cover gilt bright, spine gilt somewhat dulled, small, neat ownership signature front frree endpaper. In the extremely scarce original dust jacket that duplicates the cover design. Jacket is chipped about the egdes (moreso at the bottom edge of the rear panel) , has some modest soiling (moreso to the spine strip), a bit of light spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      John Murray,, 1912. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, 2nd impression December 1912; in English (published the same year as the Norwegian 1st Edition) 2 Volumes. Vol I, xxxv, 392 pages, 59 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 coloured folding map. Vol II, xx, 449 pages, 46 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 folding diagram, 1 folding chart, 1 folding 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. A cornerstone of Antarctic exploration, the 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 original, and all full-page images being reproduced to a higher standard. Rudmore Brown was a member of the Scottish Expedition and co-authored "The voyage of the Scotia." Taurus 51,71; Rosove 9.A1. Slight split in rear end paper and slight marks to cover of Volume II, spines on both volumes slightly faded, shelfware. Spotting to page edges and on some pages and tissue paper guards as expected. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 330. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        CECIL ALDIN'S HAPPY FAMILY.

      London, Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton, 1912.. FIRST EDITION 1912, small 4to, 245 x 210 mm, 9¾ x 8¼ inches, cloth backed, extra embossed coloured plate mounted on upper cover, lettered gilt on upper cover and spine, black and white vignette to spine, top edges gilt, no pagination. 36 delightful mounted colour plates, 30 single and 6 double page, many charming large line illustrations, all of dressed animals, sometimes beautifully attired, sometimes not. Stories: The Adventures of Hungry Peter, the Pig; Rufus, the Cat; Humpty & Dumpty, the Rabbits; Rags, the Dog; Master Quack, the Duckling; and Forager, the Puppy. Expertly rebacked and restitched, original backstrip laid down, 5 mm (¼") of new cloth showing at head and tail of spine, slight wear to 'C' and 'A' at top of spine, couple of minute rust marks at tail of spine, corners slightly worn, a few tiny scratches to plate on upper cover, lower cover lightly marked. Occasional slight faint foxing and occasional pale fingermark, a few plate mounts a little worn along edges, 2 mounts reinserted, 1 with small amount of cream paper adhering to inner margin, a little pencil erased from lower margin of 1 text page and 1 mount, leaving slight scoring, otherwise a very good clean sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy book which may require extra postage.

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        THE LOST WORLD

      1912. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger... London New York Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt and white. First Edition of Doyle's first Professor Challenger science fiction tale. The exploring party ventures to a lost plateau deep in the South American jungle, where dinosaurs still reign. Both the movie "Jurassic Park" and the television series "The Lost World" owe much to this book. Subsequently, Doyle wrote two more Professor Challenger novels -- THE POISON BELT (1913) and THE LAND OF MIST (1926) -- as well as two shorter Challenger tales that appeared in THE MARACOT DEEP (1929).~This was one of Doyle's favorite books; he based the character and appearance of Professor Challenger partly upon Professor Rutherford (whom he had known at Edinburgh University) and partly upon himself. In fact, the frontispiece photograph of the explorers includes Doyle himself, disguised with bushy beard and eyebrows as Challenger -- looking rather like a Neanderthal, actually. Also, in addition to various illustrations that were copied from the 1905 book EXTINCT ANIMALS (showing dinosaurs in their surroundings), there are two photographs of the "lost plateau" that Doyle himself faked, as with the frontispiece.~This is a near-fine copy of a book quite difficult to find in desirable condition. Typically the white border on the front cover is largely worn away, but on this copy it is still mostly present (and the white lettering is entirely unaffected). The spine gilt is bright, and there is essentially none of the usual foxing on the leaves within (just a little on the page edges). THE LOST WORLD is often regarded as Doyle science fiction at its best. Green & Gibson A37a.

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        Les Erinnyes.

      Paris, Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, 1912. in-4, pp. (12), 78, (4), stupenda legatura firmata da Meunier in marocchino rosso a grana larga, ai piatti cornice intarsiata di marocchino marrone, palmette in oro agli angoli, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso, contro piatto bordato di marocchino con intarsi e greche, tagli dorati, astuccio, copertine figurate cons. Tiratura di 150 esemplari nominativi. Illustrato da un antiporta e 2 acquaforti originali a colori f.t. di Auguste Leroux, e bordure figurate ad ogni pagina. Stupendo esemplare sur Japon, arricchito da una suite delle tre illustrazioni e da una con le bordure con gamma dei colori.. .

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        Sydpolen. Den norske sydpolsfærd med Fram 1910 - 1912. I-II. Med Portrætter, Illustrationer og Karter.

      Kristiania, Dybwad, 1912. Stor 8vo. 528 + 424 s., 11 pl., hvorav 3 foldek. Illustr. m. fotogr. og skisser. Originalt dekorert helshirtingbind. Ukolorert, bølget flagg på fordeklene. En anelse skrapet ved kapitelene, ellers et meget pent sett.. .

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        THE LYRIC YEAR

      New York: M. Kennerley(1912). First Edition, First State. First appearance of "Renascence," predating Millay's first book by five years. With appearances also by Bliss Carman, Vachel Lindsay, William Rose Benet, Louis Untermeyer, etc. In the very scarce dustwrapper which is about 1/4" shorter than the book and is in quite nice shape with some staining to the spine and a small piece lacking there obliterating the publisher's name and resulting in a corresponding sunned spot on the spine of the book., Hardcover, Near Fine in an attractive, Very Good dustwrapper

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        Grandes Constructions à Loyers Économiques

      1912. 16 pp. of text containing introduction and descriptions of plates with some statistics of building costs and amenities, followed by 47 fine leaves of plates (two folding) showing photographs of exteriors and some interiors, floor plans, and sections of buildings in Paris boasting affordable and decent apartments for rent. Some minor pencil notations, minor staining or soiling to margins of a few plates, slight age-darkening. Small folio. Original cloth-backed tie-bound portfolio, some splitting along spine, rubbing to extremities. Paris (Massin) ca. 1912. (Bibliothèque Documentaire de l'Architecte). Lefol intended that this work should enlighten future architects and planners as to the possibilities of comfortable, middle- and lower-middle-class housing. Architects include Labussière, Vaudoyer, Beaudouin, Guyon et Fils, et al.

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        The Evolution Of Vertebrates And Their Kin

      P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Philadelphia 1912 - The Book Has Bumped Corners. 1St Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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