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        POETRY: A MAGAZINE OF VERSE, Vol 1, No 1 and 2

      Chicago: Harriet Monroe, 1912. 1st edition, original printed and decorated paperwraps (as issued). The inaugural first two issues of the landmark modern poetry magazine, begun in 1912 by editor and publisher, Harriet Monroe in Chicago, Illinois. The first issue includes two poems "To Whistler, American" and "Middle Aged" by Ezra Pound. The first issue (Vol 1, No 1) is in remarkably fine condition, with only minimal wear along the edges of the oversized covers. Very bright and scarce in this condition. Also included is a complimentary copy of Vol 1, No 2, with unfortunate cuts and tears to some of the pages. The selling price is based only on Vol 1, No 1.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA) ]
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        Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido: Beitrage zur Entwicklungeschichte des Denkens (Psychology of the Unconscious)

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sigmund Lipinsky: Stehender weiblicher Rückenakt (Originalzeichnung)

      1912 - Kohle, Rötel und weiße Kreide auf Papier 85 x 52 cm Provenienz: Nachlass des Künstlers

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        Geschichte des Oberlausitzer Adels und seiner Güter 1635 - 1815.

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

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

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

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        Queen Mary's Psalter: Miniatures and Drawings by an English Artist of the 14th Century Reproduced from Royal MS 2.13.VII in the British Museum

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

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

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

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        Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

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

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        Hamburg. - Jungfernstieg an der Binnenalster. - Paul Paeschke. - "Binnenalster".

      - Radierung / Kaltnadel & Roulette, auf Japanpapier, um 1912. Von Paul Paeschke. 20,8 x 26,5 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 28 x 33 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert. Am Blattrand links unten bezeichnet: "letzt. Zst." Am Blattrand rechts oben Wasserzeichen mit japanischen Schriftzeichen. - Blick von der Lombardsbrücke über die Binnenalster zum Jungfernstieg mit Sankt-Petri-Kirche und Rathausturm. - Papier etwas gegilbt. Blattrand marginal 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Patentgesetze aller Völker. The Patent Laws of all Nations. Bearbeitet und mit Vorbemerkungen und Übersichten, sowie einem Schlagwortverzeichnis versehen. Revised and provided with preambles summaries and a catchword index. 2 Bände.

      Berlin, R. v. Decker's Verlag, 1907-1912. - Erstausgabe dieses monumentalen Standardwerkes zum weltweiten Patentrecht zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. - Einbände beschabt u. etw. bestoßen. Vordere Rückenkante des zweiten Bandes am oberen Kapital etw. eingerissen. Titelbll. gestempelt. Schwach gebräunt. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 4°. 4 Bll., 810 S.; 6 Bll., 1055 S., Leicht abweichende HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wandlungen und Symbole der Libido: Beitrage zur Entwicklungeschichte des Denkens (Psychology of the Unconscious)

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

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        Orlando und Angelica. Ein Puppenspiel in zehn Akten.

      Paul Cassirer, Berlin 1912 - Berlin, Paul Cassirer, 1912. Folio. M. 72 (davon 10 farb. u. 11 ganzs.) Orig.-Kreidelithographien u. illustr. Vorsätzen v. Erich Klossowski. 4 Bll., 133 S. 1Bl. Brauner OLdr. m. goldgepr. RTit., gold. Deckelfileten u. stilisierten Marionetten als Eckfleurons, Innenkanten fileten u. Kopfgoldshcn. In Schuber., siegniert "Bremer Binderei". (etw. berieben u. leicht kratzspurig, Rücken verblasst, Schuber bestoßen u. Schuber-Deckelschild m. Fehlstelle, innen tadellos). Erste Ausgabe. Nr.13 v. 22 (GA 630) Exempl. d. 2. Vorzugsausg. auf Van Geldern-Bütten, im Druckverm. v. Autor u. Künstler signiert. Der Druck d. Lithographien erfolgte in Paris, die Steine wurden nach d. Druck v. Künstler zerstört. (etw. berieben u. leicht kratzspurig, Rücken verblasst, Schuber bestoßen u. Schuber-Deckelschild m. Fehlstelle, innen tadellos). Erste Ausgabe. Nr.13 v. 22 (GA 630) Exempl. d. 2. Vorzugsausg. auf Van Geldern-Bütten, im Druckverm. v. Autor u. Künstler signiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Samlade skrifter. l-LV (1-55). Bibliofilupplaga med fint papper och vacker typografi.

      Inbunden bok. Albert Bonniers förlag. 1:a uppl. 1912-1919. Ca 12000 s. Inbunden. Mycket vackra guldornamenterade halvfranska band med övre guldsvit. Därtill marmorerade fram- och baksidor. Några med mycket små avvikelser i rygg med mycket liten reva.. Mycket gott skick. Strindberg, det mesta som August Strindberg skrivit. En utsökt och vacker utgåva för samlaren av Strindberg, skönlitteratur, dramatik, språkforskning, debatt, .

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        The Birds of Somerset Hills

      The Quin & Boden Co. Press, Rahway, N.J. 1912 - A beautiful, unread (really!) copy in blue moroccan leather with ribbed spine; includes small monogrammed gift card (not book!) inscribed by the author; gilt at text block edges, light shelf wear only at board edges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maxwell's House of Books]
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        Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. Suivis des Heures de guerre. Eigenh. Manuskript.

      Fol. (35,5 x 26 cm). 1 weißes Bl., 5 Bll., 250 auf Bütten montierte Seiten (125 gespaltene Blatt), 1 weißes Bl., Grüner Maroquin-Bd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückentitel sowie Steh- u. Innenkantenverg. in Pp.-Schuber d. Zt. Eigenhändiges, stellenweise redigiertes Manuskript in sauberer, gut lesbarer Handschrift. - Fort zählt neben Paul Verlaine und Stéphane Mallarmé zu den bedeutendsten französischen Dichtern des Symbolismus. In deren Nachfolge wurde er 1912 zum Prince des poètes ernannt (Wikipedia). Forts Gedichte wurden u.a. von Arthur Honegger (1916), Jean Absil (1935), Henri Dutilleux (1938) und später Georges Brassens vertont. - Das vorliegende Manuskript war wohl ein Geschenk des Dichters an den Dramatiker, Übersetzer und Kritiker Léon Guillot de Saix (1885-1964). Das erste Blatt mit einer montierten Dedikation von Forts Hand Guillot de Saix. Poète et Dramaturge. Auteur de Marius Manfouty. Es folgt eine ganzseitige handschriftliche Doppel-Briefkarte von Guillot de Saix an Paul Fort. Auf dem nächsten Blatt ein 10-zeiliger handschriftl. Brief des Dramatikers André de Lorde (1871-1942), weiter ein Verlagsprospekt mit der Einladung zur Subskription und schließlich der handschriftliche Vortitel von Fort. - Beiliegend: Fort, Paul. Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. (= Ballades francaises). Paris, Mercure de France, 1919. 8. 285 S., HPgmt. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild, Kopfgoldschnitt, marmor. Deckelbezügen sowie dem eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag. - Erstausgabe. - Eines von 123 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf papier de Hollande. - Mit einer eigenh. Widmung für den großen Bibliophilen und Censeur de la Banque de France Charles Freund-Deschamps. - Schuber beschabt, etw. bestoßen u. an den Kanten tlw. etw. eingerissen. Innendeckel mit dem Exlibris des Vicomte Clair. Einband u. Rückenschild der gedruckten Ausgabe etw. berieben. -

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        Contes extraits du Thouthi-Nameh, traduits du Persan par G.S. Trébutien.Paris, Librairie Orientale de Dondey-Dupré, 1825. Imperial 8vo in 4s (27.5 x 19 cm). With a wood-engraved Persian oil lamp on the title-page. Copy number 30 of an edition of 50, with a presentation inscription from the author to the poet and story writer Charles-Julien Lioult de Chênedollé. Original publisher's blue paper wrappers, printed letterpress. Untrimmed, with all deckles intact.

      Laurentie, Sur Barbey d'Aurevilly (1912), pp. 86-87; J.-L. Pire, G.-S. Trébutien (1985), pp. 20-23; Revue bibl. des Pays-Bas 5/5 (May 1826), 1153. First and only edition, limited to 50 copies, of one of the earliest and best translations into any European language, of some tales from the Persian Thouthi-Nameh or Tutinama (Tales of a parrot), namely the first 6 of a series of 52 tales attributed to Ziya al-Din Nakhshabi, an Islamic physician and Sufi saint who moved to India where he wrote the story cycle ca. 1335. It is based on a series of Sanskrit tales and became extremely popular in Mughal India in the 16th century. The stories, mostly about love, are presented in a frame story, told by a parrot on 52 consecutive nights to distract his master's wife from going out to see her lover. The present edition was translated from the Persian into French by Guillaume Stanislas Trébutien (1800-1870), who dedicated it to the Comte de Montlivault. An appendix contains Trébutien's translations of excerpts from 4 stories by the great Persian poet Hafez (ca. 1315/17-ca. 1389/90) and the author's introductory verses. The translator presented this copy to Chênedollé (1769-1833) in Caen, "comme un hommage du profond respect et de la sincère admiration". Foxed throughout, but otherwise in very good condition. The wrapper shows a few small chips and tears, but is also very good. A pioneering translation of 14th-century Persian tales.

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        Den femte Olympiaden Rare

      Bok. 526 sidor. Åhlén & Åkerlund 1912 Ljusbrunt felfritt mockaband med präglad gulddekor marmorerade tvärfolio. Illustrerad Limited edition of 2500 numbered copies. Bibliofilupplaga. (Victor Balcks exemplar av denna upplaga erbjuds för $11000 i USA) Text in english, france, german and swedish. V Olympiad. Olympic Games Stockholm 1912 in Pictures and Words / V. Olympiade. Olympische Spiele Stockholm 1912. In Bild und Wort / V. Olympiade. Jeux Olympiques Stockholm 1912.

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        DES CHATS A TRAVERS LE MONDE (Cats of Many Lands)

      Paris, Raphael Tuck & Fils, circa 1912.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION circa 1912, 325 x 230 mm, 13 x 9 inches, colour illustrated card covers with large extra colour illustration on upper cover (seated Spanish dancer cat with 2 admirers, 1 with tambourine) and repeat of Japanese cat on lower cover, 6 text pages. 8 superb full page full colour illustrations of wonderful large jolly dressed cats. 12 large black and white illustrations in the text, heightened with pale blue, also of dressed cats. Delightful humorous French text, partly printed on colour plates. A little chipping to spine paper, 10 mm (½") at head, 20 mm at tail, corners very slightly worn, slight darkening of upper cover at top edge with very slight staining, very faintly showing also at top of first page and last text pages, 10 mm (½") closed edge tear to 1 text page. A very good plus copy, as scarce in the original English version as in the French. The colour plates: Scottish cat plays bagpipes; Irish pig farmer cat goes to market; French cats learn golf; Italian lady cat goes to market with milk and oranges; flirtatious Japanese cat dances for two admirers; Dutch cat and kitten among the windmills bring in the milk for the world famous cheese; Swiss cats on honeymoon take fright seeing the bear of Berne; and Red Indian cat in full head-dress and moccasins draws back his bow. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Orlando und Angelica. Ein Puppenspiel in Zehn Akten [adapted from Orlando Furioso]

      Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1912. First edition. Illustrated with 70 lithographs in all, including 10 full-page color, by Erich Klossowski. [8], 133, [2] pp. 1 vols. Large 4to (15 x 12 inches). In a publisher's binding of full soft violet calf, upper cover lettered in gilt within decorative frames and borders, spine gilt-lettered, rear cover stamped with central gilt medallion, and color lithographed endpapers by Klossowski. Spines a bit faded and edges rubbed, text a bit soiled here and there, a few stains on covers front and rear, but overall a very attractive copy otherwise of this striking and wonderfully illustrated book, in what seems clearly to be a deluxe state. First edition. Illustrated with 70 lithographs in all, including 10 full-page color, by Erich Klossowski. [8], 133, [2] pp. 1 vols. Large 4to (15 x 12 inches).

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        Archive of Aviation Documents Concerning the Development of a Swiss Air Force, Including Typescript Reports, Manuscript Notes and Charts, Manuscript Drawings, Photographic Images, Correspondence, and Ephemera, most Dating between 1912 and 1914.

      1912. Archive of Aviation documents gathered by Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928), a founding member and president of l'Aéro-Club (the Swiss Aviation Club), Colonel in the military, and a leading active advocate for establishing a Swiss military Air Force. Featuring intelligence gathered from other countries, and original signed letters from notable pioneer aviators. Most docuemtns are in French; a scant few are in German. Occasional creasing or chips to margins, otherwise the lot in very good condition, a cornerstone to any Swiss aviation or militaria library. Earnest in his effort to establish a Swiss military air force, previous to the Great War, aeronautics pioneer Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928) dedicated years of research into foreign military aviation, from aircraft development to military organisation and air defense. He also performed and recorded flight experiments. Much of his work is present in this, his personal archive, which also yields letters and signatures from several other notable figures in the history of aviation. At the time of Borel's work, Switzerland did not have an air corps, and up to 1914 there was still very little official support for establishing one. The first military aviation in Switzerland, in fact, took the form of balloon transport, pioneered by Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini, who performed test flights for the Swiss military Airship Company which had been founded in 1897. To impress upon the government the importance and viability of establishing a Swiss Air Force, and secondly for public support, Borel draws an impressive amount of information from foreign military archives and publications of existing air forces. He writes to numerous parties to obtain confidential information which he would otherwise not have privilege to, in this manner procuring a document of the procedures and considerations taken by France in 1911 to effectively develop its military air force. Not only seeking data from powerful nations such as Germany, France, England, Russia, and America, he also illustrates the movement from airships to aeroplanes in small neighbouring countries. He further substantiates his conviction in the benefits of military aviation, with his own aviation expertise and firsthand aircraft observations. He also attempts to establish aviation schools in Switzerland. As a leading contributor of fundamental aviation data, scientific testing, and foreign intelligence on the matter, Borel was most influential to the founding of the Swiss Air Force in 1914. Following are some examples and highlights from the archive: 1912 Intelligence on foreign military aviation, compiled by Borel and presented to the board of the Swiss Society of Officers (Société suisse des officiers, SSO) which aims to promote an effective army and deals with matters of national and international relations within the framework of Swiss security policy objectives. Title: Notes et renseignements sur l'aviation militaire é l'étranger. par le Lieut Colonel Etienne Ed. Borel... Offert à la Société des Officiers, Août 1912. 8vo. 60 pages, typescript document with orange paper covers titled to front and dated August 1912. Borel draws attention to the increasing aeronautics development for military use, in world powers and in small neutral nations, in hopes to influence Swiss leaders to do the same. He begins by providing the specific number of military aircraft operating in France, Germany, Austria, England, and Italy, together with a compendium of further intelligence gathered from these countries as well as Turkey, Russia, Belgium, China, Japan, and the United States of America. He then reviews in detail the 12 million francs budget allocated by France in 1912 for a military aerostation, including funding for various regiments. In a summary of maneouvering experiments undertaken in France in 1911, which he participated in, he compares dirigibles to aeroplanes. Here he reassures his audience of diplomats that an air corps would not interfere with cavalry or other ground troops, "Service Aeronautiques... Leur emploi ne diminue en rien le rôle de la cavalerie et des troupes employées au service de sûreté il n'est d'ailleurs pas possible en tous temps." A portfolio of important correspondence and confidential military information, concerning the formation of a national Air Force as well as aviation schooling, featuring original signed letters from notable early aviators and inventors in France and Germany. Some examples: - Borel's retained carbon copies of a manuscript letter requesting apprenticeship information from famous French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot, who was at the time involved in a five-year legal struggle with the Wright Brothers over their wing warping patents. Also with Blériot's response on corporate letterhead; his firm designed and produced aircraft. - Request for apprenticeship contracts, as above, from Édouard Nieuport whose company primarily built racing aircraft - Request for apprenticeship contracts, as above, from pioneering French aviator and the first winner of the Daily Mail aviation prize Louis Paulhan, - Correspondence with French aviator and aircraft builder Roger Sommer, who provides Borel with copies of purchase contracts with which France bought monoplanes from Belgium. - Enquiries into costs and requirements for operating an aviation school, sought from François Durafour, the first glacier pilot René Grandjean, and again Louis Blériot, Roger Sommer, and Louis Paulhan. - Details obtained on the steps taken by France in 1911 in developing its military air force. Summary of international standards, comparing from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, England, the United States, Belgium and Austria, such things as pilot certification requirements, insurance, recruiting, indemnities for aviators, and construction standards for aeroplanes. We also find in this folder a manuscript plan of the aerodrome in Leipzig. 8vo. Neatly organized blue folder, titled, signed by Borel to front and dated Juin 1913. A group of manuscript drawings contained together in a yellow envelope: - 16 pencil drawings on draft paper, each of a unique pioneering aircraft, leafs measuring approximately 15 x 13 cm; - 4 coloured manuscript ink drawings of German bombs for air dropping - 3 manuscript ink drawings of aviation camps in France and England, together on one large leaf of draft paper measuring 66 x 30 cm; - 1 large drawing of the Wilkes biplane, made in Lausanne in 1916 and signed by the artist (Last name Wilkes) on draft paper measuring 64 x 29 cm; - 8 photograph copy images of airships; - 1 original photograph of a German bi-plane. Aviation statistics and observations (circa 1912-1914): - A typed list of Switzerland's certified pilots - Borel's assessment of then recent flight accidents and their causes - A comparative chart of some 25 manufacturers' bi-planes, their specs and capabilities - A chart of flying observations recorded during planned experimentation (found in Borel's report 'Aérodynamique' described below) - Manuscript chart recording new world records in aviation achieved in the year 1914. 1913 Scientific report on Aerodynamics replete with manuscript diagrams and calculations. A fascinating pioneering aeronautics study, this is Borel's personal working copy, heavily annotated, featuring an insert with definitions and a manuscript table of contents. Title: Aérodynamique; Forces qui agissent sur un Aéroplane; Stabilité; Propulseurs. 8vo. 41 pages, typescript with orange paper covers titled in manuscript and signed original by Borel to front. Some of the subjects within include air resistance, horizontal flight, elevation and descent, stability and steering, rolling, methods for propulsion, and a data chart comparing the results of six trial flights using bi-planes. "Aérodrome d'Avenches" - A typescript report on the founding and the construction of the Swiss aerodrome erected in a prairie region called Cours-Vieux, in Avenches, canton of Vaud, which was in operation from 1910 to 1921. Aerodome Plans: - Early printed plan of the first Geneva aerodrome, created in 1919 at Cointrin, near the city of Geneva, and covering an area of 54 hectares (130 acres) - Manuscript plan of the aerodrome in Leipzig Correspondence pertaining to a meeting to take place 19 and 20 August 1912 concerning hydro-aeroplanes [seaplanes], including a addressed to Etienne Borel, then President of the Swiss Aviation Club, headquartered in Geneva. Together with the itinerary and rules for the meeting. 8vo. 7 pages typed, completed in manuscript. [This was only the second meeting in the history of hydraviation, with only four pilots taking part. Except for René Grandjean who was Swiss, the three other pilots were all French: André Beaumont, Franck Barra and René Tétard. Lieutenant Colonel Etienne Borel was invited to present a silver cup to each of the airmen.] Seventeen (17) photograph film negatives of images taken at air shows held in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland, contained in an envelope with the label of Rembrant Paper, and inscribed in manuscript, "Genève et Lausanne 1912, format 7 x 11" Lecture notes headed "Locomotion Aerienne" which Borel presented in the town of Vevey on 21 February 1913, according to his annotation. 40 pages typed, heavily annotated, contained in a folder. Ephemeral items of historical aviation interest, such as: Two copy print photographs of Agénor Parmelin (1884-1917), Swiss pioneer aviator, and military aviation instructor, who is best remembered as the first man to fly an aeroplane over Mont Blanc on 11 Februay 1914 and thus connecting Geneva to Aosta (I). He died in 1917 in Varese in a seaplane accident. Together with an article from a German newspaper announcing the successful Mont Blanc flight, with a photographic image of Borel congratulating Parmelin. - Two consecutive issues of a Swiss newspaper called "L'Image de la vie moderne" of special interest to Swiss aviation, with photographic images on the front covers, and several related articles, both printed in 1919. Swiss aviation pioneer Oskar Bider makes the front cover of one of the issues; he was the first person to cross the Alps in a plane on a route from Bern to Milan, a feat he completed in 1913. - The calling card of Ernest Burri (1887-1969), a Swiss pioneer aviator, a test pilot French aviation company Chantiers Aéro-Maritimes de la Seine (CAMS), and runner-up in 1914 edition of the Schneider Cup. - An invitation to an event hosted by the Aéro-Club Suisse in Brigue in 1920 to erect the monument to honour Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez Dartnell. - Newspaper clippings, printed articles, and periodicals from the period, each announcing or describing major events in the history of aviation - A colour printed chart of aviation ensigns. Manuscript.

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        JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS COLLECTION OF G H NAUGHTON, ESQ

      1912. Very Good. JOLY, Henri L. JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF G. H. NAUGHTON, ESQ. London (Privately printed for G. H. Naughton at) The Tokio Printing Co., Reading, 1912. First edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, of which this is no. 208. Illustrated with 88 collotype plates from Joly's photographs. Each plate shows multiple sword-mounts that are numbered on a tissue overlay; the numbers can be used to identify the pictured objects with descriptions in the catalogue. Many of the makers' names of the pictured objects are written in pencil on the tissue overlay. Quarto. xxix, [3], 317 pp. 32 x 26 cm (12 1/2 by 10 inches). Dark brown full leather binding with gilt-stamped title on spine. Light superficial rubbing on spine bands and edges and corners of boards. Occasional brief pencil notes in text and lengthy pencil notes on the reverse of the frontispiece, the verso of the title-page, the half- title page, and three blank pages at the end. A handsomely produced volume, complete and in very good condition.

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        Iphigenie Auf Tauris Ein Schauspiel

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1912. leather_bound. Orig. full vellum. Fine. 110 pages. 23.5 x 17 cm. Limited edition, one of 200. Printed from the 1889 Weimer Text, Compositor: William Jenkins. Pressmen: H. Gage-Cole & Albert Lewis. Goethe wrote the first version in six weeks. It was first performed on April 6, 1779, in prose form. He rewrote it in 1781, again in prose, and finally in 1786 in verse form. Fresh, clean copy with spine gilt lettering bright.

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        La Bataille de Tripoli (26 Octobre 1911)

      Milano: Edizioni Futuriste de "Poesia", 1912. Orange paper wrappers, 82 pp; 21 x 15 cm; "19me mille" indication on cover. An expanded version with a new preface of "Pour la guerre, seule hygiene du monde et seule morale educatrice" and "Responses aux Canards Turcs". This pamphlet by the founder of Italian Futurism is his account of the Battle of Tripoli as seen in his role as war correspondent. This new edition with the new preface states Marinetti's belief that the chaos of war is the opportune time for new ideas and language. This title was reportedly sold at political rallies throughout Italy, with the proceeds going to war veterans and widows. Martin, 1968. Fine, rear wrapper corner lightly bent.

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        Musica futurista per orchestra, Op. 30.

      Bologna: F. Bongiovanni,, 1912. Riduzione per pianoforte. Precedono: Il manifesto dei musicisti futuristi. Il manifesto tecnico della musica futurista. La distruzione della quadratura. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Housed in a black cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Black and white cover design by Umberto Boccioni. Faint underlining in red chalk. Wrappers lightly toned and soiled, a few small nicks, chips, and creases to extremities, text block toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Pratella (1880–1955) joined the Futurists in 1910 and went on to write the first music manifests for the movement, in which he emphasised the need to break free from constricting rhythms and traditional musical language. The present volume includes the score for the composer's Musica futurista per orchestra, together with his Manifesto of Futurist Musicians (1910), Technical Manifesto of Futurist Music (1911), and Destruction of Squareness (1912).

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        British Sports and Sportsmen

      London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1912 - 1914. full red morocco ruled and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some rubbing of edges and spine, slight wear of covers, else fine. Large thick folio. Two volumes Profusely illustrated with photogravures and black and white photographs One of one thousand sets Volume I on Hunting contains 20 articles on nearly every phase of hunting, mostly in Great Britian, plus articles on hunging in the colonies, altogether 643 pages. In addition there are lists of celebrities of the hunting field, an index to hunts, etc. More than 120 photogravures illustrate the volume, plus another 250 illustrations. Volume II is titled Big Game Hunting and Angling. It contains 593 pages, is indexed and has more than 80 full page photogravure plates, and also more than 250 illustrations in the text. This volume deals not only with the subject in England, but also extensively with big game hunting in Germany, Portuguese East Africa, Central Africa, Rhodesia, India, Ceylon, Java, Alaska, British Columbia and Sardinia and includes a chapter on ?Fur Trapping in North America?. Contributors to this section include such authorities as F. C. Selous, James Sutherland, J. Turner-Turner, C. Radcliffe, C. Phillips-Wooley, J. Stathan and others. Contributions to the section on fishing include Turner-Turner, F. G. Aflalo, R. B. Marston, Frederick Morgan, Cecil Braithwaite and others, on angling in England, salmon and trout fishing in New Zealand, Sporting Fish, salt water fishing for tarpon and other big game fish.

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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente

      Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1912 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt 58/1, 1912, pp. 185-195, 253-256, 305-309. Gotha: Justus Perthes. 4to (270x223 mm). 1 folded map bound at the end (plate 36). Whole volume, xvi, [4], 344 pp., 56 plates, maps and diagrams (some folding). Original brown cloth, blind-stamped boards (little wear and soiling), spine and front board gilt-lettered, marbled edges, internally clean with only little spotting and browning, few pencil markings (not to Wegener papers). An excellent copy. ---- Norman 2192 - FIRST EDITION, journal issue. Wegener was the originator and one of the chief defender's of the theory of continental drift. This, his first paper on the subject, attracted little attention, and it was only with the publication of a 2nd edition of his treatise in 1919 that his theory became a subject of wide controversy. It was largely ignored from the 1930s to the 1950s, when new paleo-magnetic evidence appeared to support the theory..

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        THE BELLS AND OTHER POEMS

      Hodder and Stoughton 1912 - First edition illustrated by Edmund Dulac. 4to. Olive green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering. Pictorial endpapers. Complete with the scarce, original publisher's box with pictorial onlay to upper cover. A fine, bright copy, very clean throughout. The box is in very good condition, though one flap is detached from the lid. Twenty eight beautiful colour plates and a number of chapter headings printed in brown and cream accompany Poe's poetry. Forty-six poems by Poe, including The Raven; The Bells; The Sleeper and Tamerlane. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VENUS & ADONIS

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1912. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). This is one of the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious. The same design was used for a copy of the 1909 Doves Press Shakespeare's "Sonnets" (Tidcombe 744). She differentiates between forgeries (those books that are stamp-signed with "C - S" and a date) on the one hand and unsigned "copies of Doves bindings or bindings in the Doves style" on the other. But she treats them as one group "because they have several features in common." For example, signed or unsigned, all of the suspect bindings cover Doves Press books, all are bound in dark blue morocco, and all have green silk double headbands with a visible red core, the letters "E" and "S" are close together on the signature pallet, and so on. In fact, Tidcombe uses a picture of this binding to illustrate the Doves Bindery imitations. (The same design seen here was used for a copy of the 1909 Doves Press Shakespeare's "Sonnets"--see Tidcombe 744.) Tidcombe speculates that these bindings might have been executed between 1936 and 1938, and she observes that "the finishing on most of these bindings [as here] is of a very high standard." She also notes that the expert nature of the work on the covers is not matched by the typically less adroit stamp-signed signature, which she conjectures may have been added in the signed examples by another hand after the fact. Although Tidcombe suggests that the person responsible for the forged Doves bindings could possibly have been the former Doves Bindery finisher Charles McLeish, she does not settle on him or any other likely candidate. Whoever was behind them, the volumes in this puzzling group of bindings--like other forgeries and imitations of historically important cultural artifacts--are actively collected for their value as counterfeits. Written in 1592-93 with a plot based on passages from Ovid's "Metamorphoses," "Venus & Adonis" is one of seven works of Shakespeare--four plays and two other volumes of poetry--issued by the Doves Press. Cobden-Sanderson had cherished a vision of printing all of Shakespeare's work, but the quantity of the material and his own ill health made him realize that he could not live long enough to accomplish this. The text used for the Doves printing is from the 1593 first edition issued by Richard Field, with the nine errors in that work listed here after the colophon and corrected in our text.. 238 x 171 mm. (9 3/8 x 6 3/4"). 57, [2] pp. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 15 on vellum). Extremely attractive dark blue crushed morocco, gilt, in the style of the Doves Bindery, covers gilt with plain rule border, both boards with a prominent wreath of Tudor roses, titling and date, raised bands, spine compartments ruled in gilt, vertical titling in three compartments, turn-ins with gilt French fillet, all edges gilt and gauffered with two rows of tiny dots. In a matching morocco-lipped slipcase. Tidcombe DP-30; For the binding: Tidcombe "Doves Bindery," p. 464. The usual faint offsetting from turn-ins, but AN IMPECCABLE COPY. This is one of the 26 intriguing (and obviously uncommon) examples Tidcombe has identified as imitation Doves bindings, a group of handsomely executed volumes that continue to be mysterious. The same design was used for a copy of the 1909 Doves Press Shakespeare's "Sonnets" (Tidcombe 744). She differentiates between forgeries (those books that are stamp-signed with "C - S" and a date) on the one hand and unsigned "copies of Doves bindings or bindings in the Doves style" on the other. But she treats them as one group "because they have several features in common." For example, signed or unsigned, all of the suspect bindings cover Doves Press books, all are bound in dark blue morocco, and all have green silk double headbands with a visible red core, the letters "E" and "S" are close together on the signature pallet, and so on. In fact, Tidcombe uses a picture of this binding to illustrate the Doves Bindery imitations. (The same design seen here was used for a copy of the 1909 Doves Press Shakespeare's "Sonnets"--see Tidcombe 744.) Tidcombe speculates that these bindings might have been executed between 1936 and 1938, and she observes that "the finishing on most of these bindings [as here] is of a very high standard." She also notes that the expert nature of the work on the covers is not matched by the typically less adroit stamp-signed signature, which she conjectures may have been added in the signed examples by another hand after the fact. Although Tidcombe suggests that the person responsible for the forged Doves bindings could possibly have been the former Doves Bindery finisher Charles McLeish, she does not settle on him or any other likely candidate. Whoever was behind them, the volumes in this puzzling group of bindings--like other forgeries and imitations of historically important cultural artifacts--are actively collected for their value as counterfeits. Written in 1592-93 with a plot based on passages from Ovid's "Metamorphoses," "Venus & Adonis" is one of seven works of Shakespeare--four plays and two other volumes of poetry--issued by the Doves Press. Cobden-Sanderson had cherished a vision of printing all of Shakespeare's work, but the quantity of the material and his own ill health made him realize that he could not live long enough to accomplish this. The text used for the Doves printing is from the 1593 first edition issued by Richard Field, with the nine errors in that work listed here after the colophon and corrected in our text.

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        The Tragedie of Anthony and Cleopatra. (1623)

      (Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1912. Limited edition, one of 200 copies on paper from a total edition of 215, small 4to, 140, (4) pp. Sidenotes, stage directions and the characters' names printed in red throughout, Doves Bindery stamp and small bookseller's label to foot of rear paste down. Original limp vellum, gilt title to spine, slight bowing of the covers and a small bump to the top of the upper joint, otherwise fine. Held in a lavish quarto brown morocco folding case lined in light blue suede. Printed from the text of the First Folio. One of four of Shakespeare's plays that Cobden-Sanderson produced at the Doves Press (the others being Hamlet, Julius Caesar and Coriolanus), as well as three volumes of his poetry. Tidcombe 29.

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        A History of Painting

      A History of Painting by Haldane Macfall, with a preface by Frank Brangwyn. In eight volumes. Illustrated with two hundred plates in colour. Undated, but 1912 Dana Estes & Co. Boston n.a. Ltd edition hardback The Florentine Edition (#169 of 250), 200 tipped in color plates, Preface by Frank Brangwyn. 3/4 calf with raised bands on spine, elaborate gilt design on spine, top edge gilt. Condition: wear of HC, rubbing and damage to the spine leather on several volumes. Text is Very good, near fine. Books preserved in Mylars covers.Contest:The renaissance in Central Italy.The renaissance in Venice.Later Italians and the genius of Spain.The renaissance in the North; and the Flemish genius.The Dutch genius.The French genius.The British genius.The modern genius.

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        Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-Gum) and Its Environs, Including Historical Sketches, Biographical Notices, and Thrilling Border Incidents and Adventures relating to those portions of the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan lying in the Shawangunk Region

      [Walden, N.Y.: Citizen Herald Book Print, 1912. Photolithographic reprint of the first edition (Pawling, 1887). Imprint from back wrapper. Illustrated by numerous engravings and pen sketches by the author in the text. viii, 168 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original green wrappers printed in gold. Slight marginal chipping, else fine in custom folding cloth case. From the library of Edward S. Litchfield, with his bookplate. Photolithographic reprint of the first edition (Pawling, 1887). Imprint from back wrapper. Illustrated by numerous engravings and pen sketches by the author in the text. viii, 168 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Lively Doings in 18th Century Upper New York State. Early history and anecdotes of the Shawangunk Region in upstate New York, including bear hunting, panther hunting, conflicts with Tories, extensive encounters with Indians, and a section on the discovery of perfectly-preserved specimens of the mastodon in peat bogs. Smith was a New England local historian, producing such works as The Green Mountain Boys, or, Vermont and the New York Land Jobbers, History of Duchess County, and Acadia: A Lost Chapter in American History; his style is a lively one. Only two other copies of this local reprint are recorded in OCLC. With important Adirondack provenance, from the library of Edward S. Litchfield, whose family owns one of the great late-nineteenth-century camps. Litchfield p. 57 (this copy); OCLC: 32176721 (Rutgers, Syracuse); Howes S649 (for 1887 ed.)

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        Independencia de América. Fuentes para su estudio. Catálogo de documentos conservados en el Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla

      Archivo de Indias, Madrid 1912 - 5vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wild Life in Central Africa

      London: Horace Cox, 1912. First. Orig Pictorial Cloth. Near Fine to Fine. 284 pp, ill, pub ads in rear. Deco end papers (orig). Author's ten years of hunting in northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Nyasaland. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino plus sable and other plains game. Author hunted along the Zambesi River, Luangwa and elsewhere, of course. A classic and cornerstone work, perhaps one of Lyell's rarest. Also mentions other sport hunters. A lovely near fine to fine copy in orig. pictorial cloth. Scarce and sought after title.

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        PUNKY DUNK

      VOLLAND. PUNKY DUNK: the funniest cat ever. Chicago: Volland (1912). Offered here are three books featuring Punky Dunk the cat and his friends: Punky Dunk and the Goldfish, Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup and Punky Dunk and the Mouse. Each book measures (4 5/8 x 6 1/4") and all are in fine condition, housed in the ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX. Illustrated in color (illustrator not named) and printed on rectos (one side of the paper) only. Very scarce in box.

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        Aesop's Fables.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1912. A new translation by V. S. Vernon Jones, with and introduction by G. K. Chesterton, and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto (197 x 142 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles to spine gilt, spine richly decorated gilt in compartments, animal corner-pieces gilt to covers within gilt frame, decorative turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original green cloth front cover and pictorial endpapers bound in at rear. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, with black and white illustrations in the text. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine and head of front cover a lightly faded, boards slightly sprung; an excellent copy. First trade edition, first impression. "The peculiar secret of Rackham's success in seizing upon the essence of the human and portraying it in animal form, which is after all the basic device of the morality, is unwittingly touched upon in Chesterton's delightful introduction to the 1912 edition of Aesop's Fables: "There can be no good fable with human beings in it. There can be no good fairy tale without them". Rackham's genius is such that it bridges the two, and carries the didactic fable into the realm of fairy story, and lends to the imaginative world of fairies a tangible and convincing reality" (Fred Gettings, Arthur Rackham, 1976, pp. 83-84).

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        De Bare'e-sprekende Toradja's van Midden-Celebes. (Complete in four volumes).

      - Batavia, Landsdrukkerij, 1912-1914. In four volumes. Text in three 8vo volumes (26.5 x 18.0 cm) [AND] atlas in folio portfolio (37.0 x 26.5 cm). 1,636 pp., 58 photographs on 26 sheets, 13 coloured plates of which seven partly in full colour, and four coloured folding maps. Original uniform quarter cloth over printed boards.l Rare first, original edition of the Toradjas of Mid-Celebes (Sulawesi, Indonesia). A classic anthropological monograph by two Dutch anthropologists and geographers. Includes fine, full-colour illustrations of tools and jewellery. With one giant map, in two parts, of the region (Central Sulawesi) in scale 1: 100, 000, one smaller folded map of an adjacent region, and a third, medium-sized map of the whole of Sulawesi in 1: 250,000. A second, revised, and inferior edition was published in 1951. Tiny pictorial bookplate of a Dutch professor on the front pastedown of third text volume; boards a bit rubbed, text volume hinges weak due to the heavy book blocks. In all a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brothers Karamazov

      The Macmillan Company 1912 - This is a very rare 1st American Edition, 1st Printing of "THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. 1912; The Macmillan Company; New York. Gilt page edges at the top edge of the text block. In May 2017, Swann Auction Galleries sold this edition for $10,000. Here are remarks from their auction listing: "First American Edition, the first copy of this issue to appear at auction according to ABPC and Rare Book Hub. Printed from the sheets of the English edition published the same year. Rare. Translated into English by Constance Garnett, the first book in her series 'The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky.'" Condition: Some very light soiling to covers and spine; light wear to corner tips; small cloth tears at spine corners. Tight binding. No loose pages. There is a crack at the hinge between the half-title page and the opposing end paper. Great condition text pages - clean and white with no foxing or tears; half-title page has a tiny stain spot and a small ink smudge (no other stains or smudges found). Front end paper has "Eugene Christmas 1914" written in pen (no other writing found), and an address label above the inscription. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Yosemite

      Century Co, 1912, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: no dust Jacket, First Edition. Size: 7¾" - 9¾" Tall, Copyright date is 1912, first edition, first printing.32 full page plates from photographs; 3 folding maps. original gilt pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt. First Edition. At Robert Underwood Johnson's urging, John Muir wrote this guide book to Yosemite, assembling and rewriting material from his previous published works in order to tell visitors all about the National Park. He even seized the opportunity to include a lengthy chapter on the Hetch Hetchy Valley, mustering support for the ongoing campaign to preserve that "Tuolomne Yosemite." Light wear to binding; very good, Collectible Guide

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        Handbuch der Waffenlehre

      unbekannt 1912 Für Offiziere aller Waffen zum Selbstunterricht besonders zur Vorbereitung für die Kriegsakademie. 3., neubearb. u. vermehrte Auflage. Mittler u. Sohn, Bln., 1912. XVI S./562 S. mit 317 Abb. im Text und auf 12 Tafeln sowie 6 Tafeln als Anlagen, original Ln. Handbibliothek des Offiziers, 3. Band - Angebunden: Mittler & Sohn, Berlin; Sonderverzeichnis Nr. 27. Neuere empfehlenswerte Werke für militärwissenschaftliche Arbeiten, 36 S., orig. broschürt Versand D: 5,90 EUR Waffen

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        The Mary Frances Cook Book or Adventures Among the Kitchen People

      Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1912 - First Edition. Aside from a tiny closed tear at the bottom margin of the title page, a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf.

      London: Published for Golf Illustrated, Ltd. by London & Counties Press, 1912. First Subscribers Edition. Folio, original full red morocco, all edges gilt, gilt titles to the spine, gilt-tooled pictorial lion emblem lettered "Far & Sure" to the front panel. Three full-color plates (including frontispiece) and 2 photogravures; tissue guards present. In near fine condition with light rubbing. "This is one of the most magnificent books in the entire library of golf, comprehensive in content, very handsome in appearance and attractively illustrated" (Murdoch 348).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands.

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (Nägele und Dr. Sproesser), 1912. Very large 4to (35.5 x 30.0 cm). xiii, 283 pp.; 47 engraved or heliogravure plates with explanatory text leaves, loose in rear pocket. Original quarte vellum over cloth boards. Gilt title on front board; gilt-lettered morocco label on the spine.l A very rare, very well-illustrated work on the Pleistocene and Holocene man and animals, including fine photographic plates of Neanderthal skulls and bones; and human artifacts, by the great German archeologist Robert Rudolf Schmidt (1882-1950): “The epic work‚ Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands‘ (The diluvial prehistory of Germany) by Robert Rudolf Schmidt, published in 1912, is the first major book on Paleolithic research in Germany. At the same time, it is an outstanding cornerstone of international Paleolithic research. The book presents an ingenious synthesis of primary data from Schmidt's own fieldwork and the state of research of his time. Special emphasis is given to Schmidt's fieldwork in the Swabian Jura in 1906, especially at Sirgenstein Cave, and to his field campaigns between 1907 and 1908 at the Ofnet Caves in the Bavarian part of Swabia. Even 100 years after its publication, the key aspects of Schmidt's cultural stratigraphic sequence remain valid today. He also succeeded at contextualizing his research from southwestern Germany within a broader European setting and established many explicit correlations between the well-studied French and German records of human biological and cultural Evolution. Schmidt's research is outstandingly modern in that it consciously addressed archaeological questions within the context of ecological and paleoanthropological research and followed a distinctive interdisciplinary approach that is reflected today 64 in the fact that the field of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology remains part of the University of Tübingen's Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The presence of two chapters from the natural sciences within the book, one on geological and faunal analyses by E. Koken and one on anthropological remains by A. Schliz, documents this approach. Until today, no comparable oeuvre synthesizing the state of knowledge of the German Paleolithic within its European setting has been published. R. R. Schmidt must be regarded as one of the leading international pioneers of Paleolithic archaeology and Quaternary research as well as the founder of academic prehistory at the University of Tübingen with its emphasis on interdisciplinary research, curation of collections, and museum exhibits that demonstrate the importance of human evolution and Stone Age archaeology for the general public” (100 Jahre Robert Rudolf Schmidts ‚Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands‘ Bolus & Conard, 1912). The work is divided in three parts: I. Archäologischer Teil von R. R. Schmidt. Die diluvialen Kulturen Deatschlands; II. Geologischer Teil von Ernst Koken. Die Geologie und Tierwelt der paläolithischen Kulturstätten Deutschlands; III. Anthropologischer Teil von A. Schliz. Die diluvialen Menschenreste Deutschlands. Ernst Hermann Friedrich Koken (1860-1912) was one of the foremost German palaeontologists. Alfred Schliz (1849-1915) was a German medical doctor, anthropologist and archeologist. Nice pictorial bookplate on the front pastedown, otherwise a very good, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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