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        THE LOST WORLD [colonial edition]

      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 bright red cloth decorated in gilt and white. First Edition, colonial issue, 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).~According to G&G, on 15 October 1912 Hodder & Stoughton issued 10,716 domestic copies (in dark blue cloth) plus 5,457 colonial copies (in this bright red cloth); a month or two later some more colonial copies were issued in paper covers, but these have "Second Edition" on the title page. These red-cloth colonial copies are identical in content to the blue-cloth domestic copies (neither was equipped with a half-title); in addition to the difference in color, the red cloth has more texture than the blue cloth, and the colonial copy has a gilt rosette at the foot of the spine, below the publisher's imprint.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear but with the red spine slightly wrinkled and (as one would expect with this color) slightly faded. The thick wove paper is free of foxing, which is surprising for books sent by sea to such remote destinations as New Zealand and South Africa. The front endpaper bears an "Xmas 1912" inscription. Although there were half as many colonial copies issued as domestic, it is safe to say that today one sees 50 domestic copies for every one colonial copy. Green & Gibson A37b. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        THE BIG BOOK OF FABLES.

      London, Blackie, 1912. FIRST EDITION 1912 (dated on title page), small thick 4to, 250 x 190 mm, 10 x 7 inches, pale cream cloth, gilt illustration and lettering to upper cover and spine, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed, plain white endpapers, pages: xxi, (3), 1-294. Title page printed red and black, 28 tissue guarded mounted colour plates of which the frontispiece and 9 others are in full colour, the rest are tinted in shades of blue, pink and green, numerous enchanting black and white full page and text illustrations. Spine slightly darkened, 5 mm (¼") nick to cloth on upper hinge, minute dark mark at tail of spine, gilt slightly rubbed on spine, one or two very minor pale marks to cloth on covers, deckled edges lightly foxed, neat inscription dated Xmas 1919 on front endpaper, very slight foxing to margin of title page, very occasional very light foxing within, mainly at page edges, tiny lower corner crease to plate page 40. A very good plus clean sturdy copy in the uncommon white cloth binding. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        TA., "Alte Häuser Ecke Marktstraße".

      - Radierung a. a. China v. Carl Mispagel, 1912, 32 x 48 Schönes, im breiten Rand leicht fleckiges, aber insgesamt gut erhaltenes, großes Blatt des in Hannover 1865 geborenen Künstlers. Rechts unten handschriftlich, links unten in der Platte signiert. In der Platte datiert: 1912. - Provenienz: Schloss Marienburg, Hannover [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Paeschke, Paul. - Hamburg. - "Fischmarkt I".

      - Radierung / Kaltnadel & Roulette, auf Japanpapier, um 1912. Von Paul Paeschke. 19,5 x 34,8 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 28 x 45 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Unten links bezeichnet: "letzt. Zust." Am Blattrand rechts unten bezeichnet: "jap.". Am Blattrand rechts oben Wasserzeichen in japanischen Schriftzeichen. - Papier etwas gegilbt. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Paul Paeschke (1875 Berlin - 1943 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Radierkünstler. 1900-06 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Berlin. Meisterschüler von Karl Köpping. Zu seinen Hauptmotiven zählten die belebten, innerstädtischen Straßen und Plätze Berlins und anderer europäischer Städte, die er gern lichtdurchflutet in einer impressionistischen Darstellungsweise wiedergab. Paeschke gilt als begnadeter Radierkünstler, der die diversen Techniken des Tiefdrucks von der Kaltnadel bis zum Roulette nahezu bis zur Perfektion trieb. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Hamburg. - Uhlenhorster Fährhaus. - Paul Paeschke. - "Uhlenhorster Fährhaus I".

      - Radierung / Kaltnadel & Roulette, mit Plattenton, auf festem Japanpapier, um 1912. Von Paul Paeschke. 24,0 x 34,1 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 32,5 x 44,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Unten links bezeichnet: "letzt. Zst. Probedr." Am Blattrand rechts unten bezeichnet: "jap." - Papier etwas gegilbt. Blattrand minimal angeschmutzt. Guter Erhaltungszustand. Paul Paeschke (1875 Berlin - 1943 Berlin). Deutscher Maler und Radierkünstler. 1900-06 Studium an der Kunstakademie in Berlin. Meisterschüler von Karl Köpping. Zu seinen Hauptmotiven zählten die belebten, innerstädtischen Straßen und Plätze Berlins und anderer europäischer Städte, die er gern lichtdurchflutet in einer impressionistischen Darstellungsweise wiedergab. Paeschke gilt als begnadeter Radierkünstler, der die diversen Techniken des Tiefdrucks von der Kaltnadel bis zum Roulette nahezu bis zur Perfektion trieb. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Extraordinary signed Postcard by the FREUD Family

      - An extraordinary autograph postcard signed by Freud, 'Onkel Sigm' (Uncle Sigm), hand-addressed by Freud in the address panel to his three nieces, 'Grete, Lilly, Martha Freud'. He sends New Year wishes for 1912. Beneath his signature, nine other members of the Freud family have added their names, in bold fountain pen ink: Freud's wife, Martha, his daughters Anna Freud (1895 - 1982) and Sophie Freud, his sons Martin Freud, Ernst Freud and Oliver Freud, his sisters Rosa Freud and Paula Freud — and one other unidenfied signature. In very fine condition. A possibly unique combination of signatures, and the first time we have ever encountered the signatures of both Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud on the same item. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Petites Constructions à Loyers Économiques et Cités-Jardins

      1912. 7 pp. of introductory text followed by 44 leaves of plates (one folding) showing examples of Parisian domestic architecture and gardens available with economical building costs or rents, illustrated with views from photographs, cross-sections, and floor plans. Small folio. Original cloth-backed tie-bound boards portfolio. Some minor staining and rubbing to boards, loss to some ribbon ties. Paris (Massin) ca. 1912. (Bibliothèque Documentaire de l'Architecte). Some of the sites depicted include the Cités-Jardines de la Société des Mines de Dourges, the Société des Habitations Économiques d'Athis-Mons, the Société Coopérative d'Habitations a Bon Marché, the Société Philanthropique Parisienne, the Société du Foyer Villeneuvois, and the Sociétés la Petite Chaumière et le Foyer du Travailleur, with architectural designs attributed to G. Guyon, Ch. Letrosne, Georges Vaudoyer, R.F. Johnson, H. Glaizot, and the firm of Redreau, Guittet, & Mouton, among others. As of December 2017, WorldCat locates six holdings of this portfolio in North America.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        O MAY I JOIN THE CHOIR INVISIBLE

      [England], 1912. This exquisite little book contains George Eliot's most famous poem, beautifully written out and illuminated by Sidney Farnsworth and handsomely bound by Bumpus. Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819-80) expresses here her conception of an afterlife, which can only be achieved by becoming one of the "choir invisible" devoted to making the world a better place to live--a more concise statement of the spirituality that infuses her masterpiece, "Middlemarch." Sidney Farnsworth was a British painter, sculptor, and illuminator who wrote a book on the latter subject, "Illumination and its Development in the Present Day." The present manuscript exemplifies much of the advice he offers to aspiring illuminators in that work: take inspiration from Medieval manuscripts without slavishly copying them; calligraphy is as important as illumination and should be perfected; "nothing offers a better opportunity, . . . as a subject for an illuminated volume, than poetry." The colophon states that Farnsworth created the manuscript for John and Edward Bumpus, suggesting that their firm was making a bid to join Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe in producing illuminated manuscripts in fine bindings. The present volume is a worthy competitor in that field.. 165 x 125 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 7/8"). [6] leaves. ELEGANT ORIGINAL NAVY CRUSHED MOROCCO, INLAID, BLIND-TOOLED, AND GILT, BY J. AND E. BUMPUS (stamp signed on front turn-in), upper cover with frame of inlaid burgundy and honey-brown morocco strips outlined and separated by plain and dotted gilt rules, central panel of tan morocco diapered in blind into compartments with a central blind-stamped daisy, inlaid navy central lozenge and cornerpieces with gilt lily, rear cover with gilt-ruled frame with inlaid tan central lozenge blind-stamped with a lily, raised bands, inlaid compartments of tan morocco outlined in gilt, gilt-framed turn-ins, vellum endleaves, all edges gilt. In the original fleece-lined blue cloth box backed with blue morocco. Red capitals and line fillers, two one-line initials in burnished gold on a blue ground with curling penwork extensions bearing green ivy leaves and burnished gold bezants, beginning of poem with four-line burnished gold "O" incorporated into a blue panel border with curling vine accented with burnished gold, tendrils of ivy extending into the borders at head and foot, end of poem with a tailpiece in similar style, trailing tendrils of ivy and gold bezants, TITLE PAGE WITH FULL BLUE BORDER INCORPORATING BURNISHED GOLD "O" AND RADIATING TENDRILS OF IVY WITH MANY GOLD BEZANTS. One corner very gently bumped, otherwise A SPARKLING COPY INSIDE AND OUT. This exquisite little book contains George Eliot's most famous poem, beautifully written out and illuminated by Sidney Farnsworth and handsomely bound by Bumpus. Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819-80) expresses here her conception of an afterlife, which can only be achieved by becoming one of the "choir invisible" devoted to making the world a better place to live--a more concise statement of the spirituality that infuses her masterpiece, "Middlemarch." Sidney Farnsworth was a British painter, sculptor, and illuminator who wrote a book on the latter subject, "Illumination and its Development in the Present Day." The present manuscript exemplifies much of the advice he offers to aspiring illuminators in that work: take inspiration from Medieval manuscripts without slavishly copying them; calligraphy is as important as illumination and should be perfected; "nothing offers a better opportunity, . . . as a subject for an illuminated volume, than poetry." The colophon states that Farnsworth created the manuscript for John and Edward Bumpus, suggesting that their firm was making a bid to join Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe in producing illuminated manuscripts in fine bindings. The present volume is a worthy competitor in that field.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        I POETI FUTURISTI Con un proclama di F.T. Marinetti e uno studio sul Verso libero di Paolo Buzzi.

      Milano, Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia", 1912. 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.<br> Solo una macchia a pag. 30 altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Anton-Heinrich]
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        Palästina im Bild

      Judischer Zeitung, Vienna, Wien 1912 - Palästina im bild. Published by the Judische Zeitung. Vienna, 1912 [The preface ends with:] Wien, im August 1912. Leo Kann. Photos by Leo Kann. I Jaffa nach Jerusalem. 54 photos and 6 leaves of German text. II Von Jerusalem nach Haifa. 55 Photos and 4 leaves of German text. III Galilaa. 64 photos and 2 leaves of German text. Total of 173 photos (out of 180). Lacking 7 plates. Photographs 11 x 8.5 cm, printed on plates 20 x 16 cm. Contained in three damaged cardboard folders, with a photo attached to the outer side of each folder and an embossed writing in gilded letters (in German): from Jaffa to Jerusalem, from Jerusalem to Haifa, the Galilee. The photos portray settlements and cities, landscapes, and photos of the settlers: children, workers, Yemenites; The Hebrew Gymnasium, Bezalel, and more. Plain back board of one of the three folders is lacking. Some soiling. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        THE LOST WORLD [colonial edition]

      , 1912. 1912. and wrinkled. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger... London New York Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912]. Original bright red cloth decorated in gilt and white. First Edition, colonial issue, 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).~According to G&G, on 15 October 1912 Hodder & Stoughton issued 10,716 domestic copies (in dark blue cloth) plus 5,457 colonial copies (in this bright red cloth); a month or two later some more colonial copies were issued in paper covers, but these have "Second Edition" on the title page. These red-cloth colonial copies are identical in content to the blue-cloth domestic copies (neither was equipped with a half-title); in addition to the difference in color, the red cloth has more texture than the blue cloth, and the colonial copy has a gilt rosette at the foot of the spine, below the publisher's imprint.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear but with the red spine slightly wrinkled and (as one would expect with this color) slightly faded. The thick wove paper is free of foxing, which is surprising for books sent by sea to such remote destinations as New Zealand and South Africa. The front endpaper bears an "Xmas 1912" inscription. Although there were half as many colonial copies issued as domestic, it is safe to say that today one sees 50 domestic copies for every one colonial copy. Green & Gibson A37b.

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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 &#150; zut ! mon stylo n'a plus d'encre &#150; 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&#146;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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        Rare unsigned press photo (1901-1918,Grand Duchess youngest Daughter of the Tsar and Tsarina of Russia)]

      1912 - showing the Grand Duchess full length wearing a white embroided dress with a pearl head dress, with press stamps on the back, marked obituary,6" x 3¼", 29th August, no place, 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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        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&#146;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 &#150; 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

      Martin Secker [1912]., London - 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) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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