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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 - 1912 Original Hardback Wisden

      1912. Hi, This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. In just OK condition The boards are very worn and marked, the gilt is bright though. The hinges are OK, not split or broken just a touch weak. Some pencil to the pastedown. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Has a read feel ut a great price.

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

      [Norwich, Vermont] 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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sem à la mer.

      1912 - In-folio, (20)ff. Broché, couverture illustrée. Un feuillet de dédicace à Vanderem, suivi de l'explication de l'album par Sem, le tout en fac-similé. Suite complète de 19 feuillets imprimés recto-verso, avec les coloris de Saudé. Couverture restaurée. Bel exemplaire de cette publication dans laquelle on peut reconnaître certaines figures du Tout-Paris, comme Boldini, Mrs Guggenheim, Helleu, Hennessy, les barons J., L. et M. de Rothschild, Santos-Dumont, Vanderbilt, etc. Langue : Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Star-Treader and Other Poems

      San Francisco: A.M. Robertson. San Francisco, A.M. Robertson, 1912. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A lovely copy of an early Smith work, SIGNED by the author without inscription to the half-title. Gathers together 55 of his poems. One of the so-called big three of the Weird Tales magazine, Smith was fairly prolific in his poetry and short stories, though only published one novel-length work which remained unpublished until 2002 [Hippocampus Press]. The Star-Treader is regarded as one of his better works. Slight edge wear to the jacket, but still remarkable condition given the age (the jacket is printed on nice, thick paper though). One hand-written correction to the first poem, Nero. A wonderful opportunity to own an early piece of Smith and the whole weird tales legacy. [6458, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1912.

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        The Bells and Other Poems

      London, 1912. Vellum. Fine. Edmund Dulac. 1st edition. Edition de Luxe Number 39 of 750 copies signed by Dulac. 1 bumped corner, else a fine copy. Another of those rapaciously overpriced books, with 20 copies out there for sale, but at $800, ours is best and least expensive. Ta da. The Bells is a fine poem but this book is about the "Other Poems" and there are 45 of them, comprising all of Poe's greatest work, including, Dream-Land, The Raven, Annabel Lee, Eldorado, The City in the Sea, The Conqueror Worm, Lenore, and on, and they are illustrated by Dulac with 28 tipped in color plates.

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        THE LOST WORLD [colonial edition]

      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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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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        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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        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]

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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.

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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.

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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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        La Comédie Humaine. Théâtre. Contes drolatiques. Oeuvres diverses.

      Conard, Paris 1912 - Texte révisé et annoté par Marcel Bouteron et Henri Longnon. Paris, Louis Connard, 1912-1940. 40 volumes in-8 (22 cm x 16 cm). Plus de 2000 illustrations de Charles Huard gravées sur bois par Pierre Gusman. La Comédie Humaine (33 volumes). Etudes de Moeurs. Scènes de la vie privée I. La maison du chat-qui-pelote-Le bal de Sceaux-Mémoires de deux jeunes mariés-La Bourse (I). II. Modeste Mignon-Un début dans la vie (II). III. Albert Savarus-La vendetta-Une double famille-La paix du ménage-Madame Firmiani-Etude de femme (III). IV. La fausse maîtresse-Une fille d'Eve-Le message-La grenadière-La femme abandonnée-Honorine (IV). V. Béatrix-Gobseck (V). VI. La femme de trente ans-Le père Goriot (VI). VII. Le colonel Chabert-La messe de lathée-L'interdiction-Le contrat de mariage-Autre étude de femme (VII). Etudes de moeurs : Scènes de la vie de province. I. Ursule Mirouêt-Eugénie Grandet (VIII). II. Les célibataires : Pierrette-Le curé de Tours-La rabouilleuse (IX). III. Les parisiens de province : L'illustre Gaudissart-La muse du département. Les Rivalités : la vieille fille (X). IV. Les rivalités : Le cabinet des antiques. Illusions perdues : I. Les deux poëtes (XI). V. Illusions perfues : II. Un grand homme de province à Paris. II. Les souffrances de l'inventeur (XII). Etudes de Moeurs : Scènes de la Vie parisienne. I. Histoire des treize : Ferragus. La duchesse de Langeais-La fille aux yeux d'or (XIII). II. Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau. La maison Nuncingen (XIV). III. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes : I. Comment aiment les filles. II. A combien l'amour revient aux vieillards (XV). IV. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes : III. Où mènent les mauvais chemins. IV. La dernière incarantion de Vautrin. Les secrets de la princesse de Cardigan-Facino cane. Sarrasine-Pierre Grassou (XVI). V.Les parents pauvres : I. La cousine Bette. (XVII). VI. Les parents pauvres : II. Le cousin Pons. Un prince de la bohême-Un homme d'affaires. (XVIII). VII. Les employés. Gaudissart II-Les comédiens sans le savoir. (XIX). VIII. Les petits bourgeois. L'envers de l'histoire contemporaine. (XX). Etudes de Moeurs : Scènes de la vie politique. Un épisode sous la Terreur. Une ténébreuse affaire-Le député d'Arcis. Z.Marcas. (XXI). Etudes de Moeurs : Scènes de la Vie militaire. Les Chouans. Une passion dans le désert. (XXII). Etudes de Moeurs : Scènes de la Vie de campagne. I. Les paysans. (XXIII). II. Le médecin de campagne. (XXIV). III. Le curé de village. (XXV) IV. Le lys dans la vallée. (XXVI). Etudes philosophiques. I. La peau de chagrin-Jésus-Christ en Flandre-Melmoth réconcilié-Massimilla Doni. (XXVII). II. Le Chef d'oeuvre inconnu-Gambara-La recherche de l'absolu-L'enfant maudit. (XXVIII). III. Adieu-Les Marana-Le réquisitionnaire-El Verdugo-Un drame au bord de la mer-Maitre Cornélius-L'auberge rouge. (XIX). IV. Sur Catherine de Médicis-L'élixir de longue vie. (XXX). V. Les proscrits-Louis Lambert-Séraphita. (XXXI). Etudes analytiques I. Physiologie du mariage ou méditation de philosophie éclectique sur le bonheur et le malheur conjugal. (XXXII). II. Petites misères de la vie conjugale(XXXIII).Théâtre. I. Vautrin-Les ressources de Quinola-Paméla Giraud (XXXIV). II. La marâtre-Le faiseur-L'Ecole des ménages (XXXV). Contes drolatiques. I. Premier et deuxième dixain. (XXXVI). II. Troisième dixain. Fragments inédits de dixains inachevés (XXXVII). Oeuvres diverses. I. (1824-1830) (XXXVIII). (II. (1830-1835) (XXXIX).III (1836-1848) (LX). Broché. Quelques exemplaires débrochés mais sans manque. Collection complète. Pour plus de détails sur cet ouvrage, consultez notre blog et pour accéder à la totalié de notre offre, consultez notre site Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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).

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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]

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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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        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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        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.

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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

      The Mining Magazine, London 1912 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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