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        THE NIGHT LAND: A LOVE TALE

      London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. First edition. A very good copy, W. H. Smith library label to front paste-down, previous owners blind stamp to front free end paper, some foxing throughout, top edge dust soiled, corners soft, some small soil spots to front cover, spine color somewhat age faded with the spine lettering of the publisher perished, title and author lettering tarnished, A solid copy of an important work. (9000). Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] 11-583 [584: printer's imprint] + [16]-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. Issued with and without publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, no priority, this copy has the catalogue. "...Hodgson's quintessential work of fantastic imagination. Although it is science fiction, Hodgson, in his evocation of The Last Redoubt of human civilization, sustaining itself against perpetual siege by other-dimensional malignity, has created a mood of soul-threatening damnation that transcends all earlier works of Satanism, witchcraft, werewolves and vampires combined."- Sam Moskowitz (introduction to The Dream of X by Hodgson, p. 9). "An extraordinary fantasy of the time when the sun is dead and mankind maintains itself in two vast metal pyramids."-Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 41. "...as a visionary phantasmagoria it is without parallel."- Barron (ed.), Fantasy Literature 3-178. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-99. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 94. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 817. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1105. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 28. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 426. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 114-15. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 574. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 498. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1105-10. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-110. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07287.

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        THE BODY OF HIS DESIRE: A ROMANCE OF THE SOUL ..

      London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1912.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-343 [344] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration in color by A. C. Michael, original light green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, pictorial paper inlay affixed to front panel. First edition. A priest falls in love with the spirit of ancient Egyptian and learns they will travel the Earth together in a future reincarnation. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11861. Signature of Mabel Schweitzer at top edge of front free endpaper. A couple of fox marks to top edge of pages, a fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the frontispiece illustration by A. C. Michael) with wear and shallow loss at upper spine end and front corner tips and 25x32 mm v-chip from bottom edge of front panel. This book is scarce in superior condition and rarely found in jacket. (#151816)

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        La caution, conte. -

      Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud 1912 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. XXVIII pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin orange. Dos à nerfs. Plats encadrés de filets dorés et à froid frappés aux armes d'alliance de la maison Régnier (le grand juge Régnier, fait duc de Massa en 1809). Bordure florale mosaïque à l'intérieur des plats. Doubles gardes dont une de moire verte, doubles couvertures conservées dont une illustrée. Toutes tranches dorées. Illustré de 30 compositions enluminées au pochoir par Léon LEBEGUE et 1 état des commotions en couleurs avant la lettre sur Japon et 1 état en noir sur Chine. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE et PREMIER TIRAGE limité à 350 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des sur Japon impérial avec trois états des illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

      London: Published by Philip Lee Warner at the Ricardi Press for the Medici Society, 1912. A deluxe and desirable edition of this treasury of Greek myths for younger readers, illustrated with stunning mounted plates by Russell Flint. Some are dreamy and romantic while others have a tense and dramatic quality. A humble masterpiece of typographic taste and discretion being generously composed within ample margins; the title page was designed by Miss M. Engall and features a classical ornament by Flint. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Quarto, green cloth with paper labels, top-edge gilt and others uncut, 12 mounted colour plates (including the frontispiece); lacks one of the printed tissue-guards, bindings slightly marked but still a fine copy.

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        Imago (8 Bde.): Bd. 15-21 Bd. 23. Zeitschrift für Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften. [ab 1933:] Zeitschrift für psychoanalytische Psychologie, ihre Grenzgebiete und Anwendungen.

      4, je ca. 500 S., einzelne Taf., Privat-HLdr. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, 4 Zierbünden, Leder m. einzelnen wenigen Abspleissungen, einzelne wenige Stockflecklein, sonst gutes Exemplar. Jeder Band mit 4 Heften. Jeweils mit Gesamtinhaltsverzeichnis. Beiträge von: S. Bernfeld, M. Bonaparte, D. Burlingham, B. Cohen, S. Feitelberg, O. Fenichel, S. Freud (Zur Gewinnung des Feuers Moses, ein Ägypter Wenn Moses ein Ägypter war), E. Fromm, A. Garma (Psychologie des Selbstmordes) A. W. Healy, E. Kris (Ein geisteskranker Bildhauer - Charakterköpfe des F. X. Messerschmidt), O. Marbach, S. Spielrein (Kinderzeichnungen bei offenen u. geschl. Augen), E. Weiss (Todestrieb u. Masochismus), A. Winterstein etc. Sonderhefte zu: Religionspsychologie Kriminologie Psychologie Ethnologie etc. - Der Auffassung, dass die Psychoanalyse sich keineswegs auf medizinische Anwendungen beschränken sollte, wurde 1912 durch die Gründung der "Imago" als "Zeitschrift für Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Geisteswissenschaften" Rechnung getragen. Nach dem Anschluss Österreichs 1938 wurde der Internationale Psychoanalytische Verlag liquidiert. Als Nachfolgerin der Imago gründete Sachs in den USA 1939 die "American Imago".

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        S. GIUSEPPE VESUVIANO NELLA STORIA E LE PIU' FAMOSE ERUZIONI DEL VESUVIO

      TIP. FERRARO, 1912. ITALIANO 0,22 Dedica con autografo al frontespizio, firma dell'A. anche per l'autentica del volume, pagine leggermente ed uniformemente brunite causa tempo, coperta morbida ingiallita, con fioritura e con lievi segni di usura USATO

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        De re metallica

      London: The Mining Magazine, 1912. Folio. Reproductions of original woodcuts. Original vellum over wooden boards, uncut. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Herbert Hoover on the front free endpaper: "Leigh Hunt / With compliments of HC Hoover." LIMITED EDITION, one of 3000 copies printed (inkstamped 425 on free endpaper). Leigh S.J. Hunt was an American businessman, best known as the third president of Iowa State University and publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Lawrence B Rand, in his biography of Hunt, recounts how this visionary entrepreneur's business practices in the US and Asia influenced Presidents Roosevelt and Hoover. Herbert Hoover was a mining engineer before entering politics and becoming the thirty-first President of the United States. His wife, and the future First Lady, was a former Latin teacher and translator of this edition. Hoover 28; Norman 21. Some browning to endpapers and first few leaves, pale dampstain on rear endpaper, some soiling and discoloration to vellum.

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        Poly-Cyclo-Epicycloidal and other Geometric Curves. SIGNED / DEDICATION COPY. Geschenkexemplar mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers an den Mitherausgeber Prof. Richard Kerr (datiert 1912).

      London, J. Swain & Son, ohne Jahr (1912).. Oktav. Goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen (Kapitale berieben, Bezug an einem Gelenk auf ca. 2 cm aufgerissen). 9 Bll. (Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Widmung, Titel, Vorwort zur ersten und zweiten Auflage, Halbtitel), 89 in Farbe gedruckte Tafeln mit geometrischen Figuren. Titel etwas, vorderer Vorsatz stärker braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sehr gut. Zweite und letzte, zugleich umfangreichste Ausgabe, gegenüber der EA von 1910 um 12 Tafeln erweitert und im Titel korrigiert (eine Erklärung hierzu findet sich im Vorwort). – Alabone war ein zu Lebzeiten wegen angeblicher Quacksalberei umstrittenes (und später ausgeschlossenes) Mitglied der Royal Society of Medicine. Die Vorgänge um seinen Ausschluß glichen einer Hexenjagd, waren aber zugleich der Grund dafür, daß Alabone sich in einer Art innerer Emigration der mechanischen Kabinettkunst zuwandte. Das Werk versammelt aufwendige geometrische Figuren, die von einer mit zahlreichen Exzenterübersetzungen versehenen und zum Schreibautomaten umfunktionierten Drehbank erzeugt wurden. Sie sind allesamt in sich geschlossen, d.h. die Spitze des Zeicheninstrumentes kehrte (teils erst nach Stunden) immer an den Ausgangspunkt zurück und erzeugte so diskrete geometrische Formen. Heute an jedem Computer leichterhand zu entwerfen, sollte allerdings nicht vergessen werden, daß Alabones ‘Poly-Cyclo-Epicycloidal Curves' das Produkt handfester Präzisionsmechanik sind. Sie stehen mit Fug und Recht in der Tradition jener wundersamen, die platonischen Körper reproduzierenden Elfenbeindrechselei, wie sie uns aus den Wunderkammern der Frühneuzeit bekannt ist.

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        Historia y bibliografia de la imprenta en Montevideo 1810-1865

      Libreria Cervantes, Montevideo 1912 - 318 pp. Palau 84328. Jones 2829. A very good copy, original wrappers lightly worn. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Kelp Burning. ("The Irish Kelp Burners")

      Ca 1912. - Colored etching aquatint, 10 1/2 x 14 inches (26.7 x 35.6 cm), on sheet size 13 x 19 inches (33 x 48.3 cm). Light indentations along paper edge (likely from previous framing), tape remains at two spots along verso upper edge, light toning, pencil notes along lower edge, overall very good condition. Signed in pencil under plate: "No. 9" at left, "E. L. Lawrenson" at right. Text in pencil at lower edge: "Kelp Burning. Co. Donegal Ireland. By E. L. Lawrenson, 3 St. Paul's Studios, Baron's Court W.14 London. Couloured Etching. £4- 4/-" Impressionistic scene with rich coloration. See Malcolm C. Salaman's "The Colour Prints of Edward L. Lawrenson"; The International Studio, August 1914 pp. 88-95. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Werke Friedrichs des Großen. In deutscher Übersetzung. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph von Menzel, 10 Bände, seltene Prachtausgabe.

      Berlin, Verlag von Reimar Hobbing, 1912 - 1914. Opulent ausgestatte und reich illustrierte Werkausgabe Friedrichs. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 3.000 Seiten. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationstafeln Adolph von Menzels. I. Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg, XV, 244 S., 2 Bl. II. Geschichte meiner Zeit, VIII, 277 S., 2 Bl. III. Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Erster Teil, VII 238 S., 3 Bl. IV. Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Zweiter Teil, VII 209 S., 2 Bl. sowie 18 ganzseitige farbige Schlachtenskizzen und 2 ausfaltbare Übersichtsskuzzen über den Kriegsschauplatz. V. Altersgeschichte. Staats- und Flugschriften, VII, 248 S., 2 Bl. Sowie 3 ausfaltbare farbige Kartenskizzen. VI: Militärische Schriften, VIII, 433 S., 4 Bl. VII: Antimachiavell und Testamente, X, 291 S., 4 Bl. Mit Abbildung der Totenmaske Friedrichs. VIII: Philosophische Schriften, VII, 318 S., 2 Bl. IX: Dichtungen. Erster Teil, IX, 316 S., 2 Bl. X: Dichtungen. Zweiter Teil, VI, 285. Die Bände in sehr gutem, nahezu tadellosem Zustand. Buchrücken nicht berieben sowie ohne Aufhellungen, auch die Rückenschilder in einheitlichem Dunkelgrün, Gesamterscheinungsbild der Ausgabe somit sehr harmonisch auch Deckelbezüge sauber. Vorsätze sowie wenige erste und letzte Seiten leicht fleckig, Seiten sonst aber sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. In toto schönes, harmonisches Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten royalen Prachtausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Meine Mittelmeer-Reise 1912 - Dickes Fotoalbum + div. Original-Broschuren

      Mittelmeerreise des Österreich. Flottenvereins mit dem Schnelldampfer Kaiser Franz Josef I. der Austro-Americana Triest. - Mai 1912, bestehend aus: Broschur "Zwölf Erinnerungsblätter an die Tage vom 8. bis 22. Mai 1912" (46 Seiten mit zahlreichen s/w-Fotos im Text, jeder angelaufene Hafen wird kurz proträtiert. Pola, Gravosa, Corfu, Malta, Tunis, Ajaccio, Villefranche, Taormina, Katakolon, Cattaro, Spalato, Zara, Format 21 x 12,5 cm) // Passagierliste dieser Reise, außerdem aufgeführt Kommandant, Offiziere, Obermaschinist, Schiffsarzt, Oberstewart usw. - Auf der Passagierliste u. a. zu finden Kommerzienrat Karl Thonet mit Gemahlin (aus der Bugholz-Möbel Dynastie), Architekt Eduard von Rodt, Attache Hubert Graf Stolberg-Stolberg, Kais. Rat Vincenz Oblack (oder Oblak, Tuchhändler aus Graz, Hoflieferant), Baronin Luise Fronmüller, Alfred Ritter von Dierkes, Baron Dr. Viktor Fuchs (k.k. Min. Vize-Sekretär) usw usw. (Dünne Broschur mit 16 Seiten, gleiches Format wie die erste Broschur) // Fotoalbum mit 50 Original Fotos im Format 12,8 x 17,8 cm, allerdings Fotos die angekauft werden konnten von einem professionellen Fotografen (Lehnert & Landrosch, Photogr. Tunis). Das Fotoalbum hat ein Format von34 x 24,5 cm, beiliegend 7 privat gemachte Fotos im Postkartenformat sowie ein Privatfoto vom an Land gehen in Malta // Broschur im Format 20 x 14 cm und 52 Seiten mit s/w-Fotos im Text. Eine Art allgemeine Werbebroschüre, beiliegend eine kleinformatige Karte mit Routenverlauf rot eingezeichnet, eine aufklappbare Tafel mit dem Kabinenplan. --- Detailfotos gerne per Mail bzw. genauere Angaben zu den Fotomotiven usw. - Stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei von Kaiser Franz Josef usw. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        THE GHOST SHIP AND OTHER STORIES ... With an Introduction by Arthur Machen

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xvi 1-270 [271: printer's imprint] [272: blank], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first printing. Posthumous collection of short fiction that includes the title story, one of the most successful humorous ghost stories. "One of the most interesting stylists in British ghostly fiction, Middleton is rich and exuberant in his more traditional ghost stories (especially the humorous ones), lean and concise in his more original psychological tales. He was a sad, neglected figure, and is still not well known. He was also a tragic figure: he killed himself at the age of 29." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-170. "The basic collection of Middleton's fiction ... excellent stories." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1174. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 132. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-248. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 644. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 291. Bleiler (1978), p. 139. Offset on free endpapers from jacket flaps, top edge of text block dusty, else a bright, fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with chip from upper spine end affecting a few letters of the book title, light wear at edges, some general tanning, and long split along front flap fold. The fragile jacket is seldom encountered and this is a better example than most extant examples. (#147211)

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        Szeged 1881 - 1942). Puten bei der Fütterung. Öl auf Leinwand von 1914. Unten rechts signiert und datiert. 46 x 58,5 cm. Gerahmt.

      Gèza Hòdi studierte an der Kunsthochschule in Budapest bei Ede Balló und lebte überwiegend in Szeged und Kiskunhalas. Seine Werke wurden in der Budapester Kunsthalle und im National-Salon ausgestellt, 1912 hatte er eine Ausstellung in Paris.- Sommerliche Szene mit zahlreichen Puten die von einer jungen Frau in ländlicher Tracht gefüttert werden, rechts im Bild ein kleines Mädchen mit einer alten Frau.

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        Orlando und Angelica ein Puppenspiel in zehn Akten. Mehrzeilige persönliche Widmung von Meier-Graefe mit Ort und Datum.

      133 Seiten. Folio, Brauner O-Lederband. mit Rückentitel, Deckelfileten und stilisierten Marionetten (Rittern), Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Bremer Binderei) Mit 70 Orig.-Lithographien (davon 11 ganzseitige in Farbe) von Erich Klossowski. "...wurde 12 Exemplare auf altes Japanbütten abgezogen, von denen zehn, 1-10 nummeriert, für den Handel bestimmt sind...". Vorliegend das römisch nummerierte Exemplar ('X'). die Vorzugsausgaben wurden in geglättetes Leder gebunden. Das Puppenspiel in zehn Akten erzählt von Kaiser Karl und seinen Paladinen und ihren Kämpfen wider die Heiden, auch von Angelica und Rolands Liebe, Wahnsinn und Genesung und manch anderen Umtrieben. Frei nach der Überlieferung der Neapler Marionetten von Julius Meier-Graefe. Mit Bildern nach den Puppen, wie er sie in Neapel im Teatro Stella Cerere, bevor selbiges im Dezember 1912 durch schrecklichen Brand zerstört wurde, gesehen und alsdann In Paris auf Steine gezeichnet, auch in Farben gemalt hat von Erich Klossowski. Sehr schönes Exemplar der eminent seltenen Vorzugsausgabe. Fine copy with a dedication by the author.

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        Briefwechsel von Imm. Kant in drei Bänden. - [3 Bände].

      Georg Müller, München 1912 - 3 Bände; 394 (1) ; 403 (1), 400 (1) Seiten. goldgeprägte OLederbände, Kopfgoldschnitt, 22 x 13 cm. 3 Bände. - Hg. von Hans Ernst Fischer. - Je Eines von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Auf holländisch Büttenpapier abgezogen und in Ganzleder gebunden. - Erster Band (Exemplar 8/100 der Vorzugsausgabe). - Zweiter Band (Exemplar 2/100 der Vorzugsausgabe). - Dritter Band (Exemplar 45/100 der Vorzugsausgabe). ---- (= Bibliothek der Philosophen: Erster, Sechster und Siebenter Band). - Gedruckt in den Didot'schen Schriften von Mänicke und Jahn in Rudolstadt. Buchausstattung von Paul Renner. - Der Nebentitel lautet: "Immanuel Kants Briefwechsel". - Gebrauchsexlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegeln (Bücherregal und Staffelei). - Dritter Band minimal bestoßen, sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare. 2300 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über den nervösen Charakter. Grundzüge einer vergleichenden Individualpsychologie und Psychotherapie.

      Bergmann, Wiesbaden 1912 - 5 Blatt, 195 S., 6 Blatt Anzeigen. Orig.-Leinenband. Adlers Habilitationsschrift und theoretisches Hauptwerk zur Begründung der Individualpsychologie erschien kurz nach seiner Trennung von Sigmund Freud 1911. Adlers Bewerbung um Habilitierung an der Wiener Universität mit dieser Schrift wurde nach einem ablehnenden Gutachten durch Wagner-Jauregg vom Wiener Professorenkollegium abgelehnt. Klassiker der Medizingeschichte (Garrison/Morton 4985.1). Der Vortitel mit kleinem Namensstempel, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gutes, ordentliches Exemplar mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren des Einbands. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur La Masse De L'energie (Separately Paginated Offprint From Archives Neerlandaises Des Sciences Exactes, Naturelles Serie Iiia, Tome Ii, 1912)

      Archives Neerlandaises Des Sciences Exactes 1912 - Pp 1-15 (Published Beginning At P. 139 In The Archives But Here Paginated 1-15). Tan Wrappers Printed In Black. Publisher's Offprint For The Author. Near Fine, No Damage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens. Zweite (2.) Auflage, 9 Bände (I - VI VIII -X).

      Berlin und Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1912 - 1923. Zus. ca. 4.400 S. Mit zahlreichen großformatigen, mehrfach ausfaltbaren Tafeln und Eisenbahnkarten sowie ca. 3.300 Textabbildungen. Renommiertes Standardwerk zur Geschichte und Organisation des Eisenbahnwesens, an Informationsreichtum und Illustrationsvielfalt bis heute unübertroffen. Das Werk schließt alle wesentlichen Aspekte der Eisenbahngeschichte ein, so unter anderem die Gründungsgeschichte, Fragen der Konstruktion, Loktechnik und Modellentwicklung, ferner Fragen der Signaltechnik, der Betriebsorganisation sowie des Eisenbahnrechtes. Enthalten sind außerdem biographische Informationen über berühmte Personen der Eisenbahngeschichte. Bände im Einzelnen: Erster Band: Abdeckung bis Baueinstellung. Zweiter Band: Bauentwurf bis Brasilien. Dritter Band: Braunschweigische Eisenbahnen bis Eilgut. Vierter Band: Eilzüge bis Fahrordnung. Fünfter Band: Fahrpersonal bis Gütertarife. Sechster Band: Güterverkehr bis Krisen. Achter Band: Personentunnel bis Schynige Platte Bahn. Neunter Band: Seehafentarife bis Übergangsbogen. Zehnter Band: Übergangsbrücken bis Zwischenstation. Die Einbände partiell etwas berieben bei den Bänden II und IX Leinenbezug jeweils an einem Deckel leicht angelöst bzw. wellig bei Bd. IX Deckelfarbton leicht abweichend (mit leichtem Rotstich) bei Bd. X Leinenbezug des Vorderdeckels mit kleiner Abriebstelle am unteren Rand. In toto gutes Exemplar dieser gesuchten Original-Ausgabe, die durch Zukauf des VII. Bandes mittelfristig vervollständigt werden könnte (ein Band VII, der eine Feuchtigkeitsspur im Rücken aufweist, sonst aber in Ordnung ist, kann auf Wunsch der Lieferung unentgeltlich beigegeben werden) Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        THE UNCREATED MAN. By Austin Fryers [pseudonym]

      London: John Ouseley Limited, n.d. [1912].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-312, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in orange. First edition. Weird mystery thriller in which a supposed artificial human being turns out to be a man raised from infancy to adulthood in isolation. "... the book is probably definable as psychological science fiction." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 87. Locke notes that it took him 20 years to find a copy of this book. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Hubin (1994), p. 308. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, spine lettering just a bit dull, top edge of pages dusty, lacks the front free endpaper, a very good copy. A very scarce book. (#131808)

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        THE SNAKE

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head. New York: John Lane Company, 1912.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-303 [304], original green pictorial cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, all edges trimmed. First edition, U.S. issue. Weird thriller set in India at the time of the Mutiny; Anglo-Indian Kali worshipper can transfer soul into giant cobra, wreaks havoc. "A romantic triangle furnishes the core of the plot. Diana is the 'other woman', a wild and willful redhead who has been neglected by an invalid mother and preoccupied father and raised by an indulgent native nanny. When her passion for the hero is unrequited she turns to the nanny for help. She, in turn, enlists the help of a local yogi who uses the girl as an instrument for revenge on the girl's family. To do this, he initiates her into the cult of Kali, first making her offer human flesh to a Nameless Thing, then showing her how to migrate her soul into the body of a giant cobra that subsequently terrorizes the village, eventually killing Diana's father and mother. Even after the girl and the snake are both killed, her soul remains potent in the embalmed snake, able to jump into the body of any living woman who comes near it. 'Vampire-like it would feed and gain strength at the expense of its victim, and thus continue in its cycle of evil and destruction.' The snake must be burnt and its ashes scattered to remove danger from the village. Set in mid-Victorian Anglo-India around the time of the Mutiny, this reads as if it were written then as well: a serving of standard commercial fiction spiced with a curry of Indian magic and murder, filled with novelistic clichés of the time but with just enough red meat for the fantasy connoisseur to prevent it from being entirely irrelevant. Indeed, if more of the book were written like chapter six, it would be a considerable work." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural fiction 1328. Bleiler (1978), p. 160. Reginald 11843. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Light rubbing to spine ends, one pair of leaves roughly opened, 70-mm horizontal tear in another leaf, faint mark on spine, still a very good, bright copy. (#148802)

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        Musterzeichnungen für den Ausbau von Gefängnissen in Preussen & Erläuterungen..

      Berlin: Strafgefängnis Berlin-Tegel, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. g. Folio. (1) 43 plates; 27pp. Original brown leatherette with gilt vignette and lettering on cover. Blue endpapers. Erläuterungen in blue green wrappers with vignette and lettering in black on cover. Copy of from the "Hauptamt für Planung" (Main Office for Planning) of the Royal Ministry Commission for Military and Construction. Detailed plans and measured drawings in main volume with explanations (Erläuterungen) providing outline of purpose and functions for the design of a prison complex, including administration, cells and cell environment, infirmary, pacification areas, interrogation rooms, school rooms, prayer room, working and storage environment, kitchen and washrooms, etc. in additional 27 page pamphlet. Text in German. Binding soiled at spine and fore edge with residue of library identification tape at top of spine and two inked stamps on cover. Spine slightly frayed at top and tail. Library remnant and stamp on front endpaper. Two library stamps and faint handwritten note on title-page and stamp on verso of page one of construction plans. Three stamps, one small label and handwritten number on cover of pamphlet and spine reinforced with black linen tape. Book binding in overall fair, interior in good+, pamphlet wrappers in overall good-, interior in good+ condition.

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        Dankeskarte - Eduard (von) Paar - "Auf das angenehmste berührt durch den anläßlich .

      - . der fünfundzwanzigsten Jahreswende meiner Ernennung zum Generaladjutanten Seiner Majestät des Kaisers und Königs mir freundlichst erbrachten Beweis anteilnehmender Erinnerung bitte ich meinen wärmsten und innigsten Dank empfangen zu wollen - 7. April 1912" + Original-Signatur von Eduard von Paar. - Karte im Format 11,5 x 15 cm Querformat. - (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. Alland und Kitzbühel, 1912 und 1920.

      1912. Zusammen (1+¾ =) 1¾ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. Jeweils mit eh. adr. Kuvert. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). An den Schriftsteller Philipp Munk (1892-1920): "Ich erfülle Ihre Bite recht gerne. Leider kann ich dies aber nur zur Hälfte tun. Da mir der Arzt aufs neue das viele Schreiben verboten hat müssen Sie sich schon das Buch kaufen in dem die Skizze 'Einsames Sterben' enthalten ist, ebenso die Gedichtsamlung 'Seltsame Musik['] der eine kurze Biographie vorangesetzt ist. Ich werde meinen Verleger verständigen, daß er Ihnen die Bücher sofort zuschickt [...]" (Br. v. 19. II. 1912 aus Alland; mit kleinen Einrissen im Mittelfalz und einem kleinen Randausriß). - Der Brief vom 10. I. 1920 aus Kitzbühel mit "Dank für die Widmung Ihres Versbuch[es]". - Alfons Petzold schrieb vor seiner Begegnung mit Joseph Luitpold Stern vorwiegend Couplets und kleinere dramatische Arbeiten, veröffentlichte mit dessen Hilfe 1910 den Gedichtband "Trotz alledem!" und wurde mit seinem Werk zum Wegbereiter der österreichischen sozialistischen Literatur. Mit Freunden gemeinsam gründete Petzold den Ikarus-Bund, veröffentlichte Gedichte in anarchistischen Zeitschriften und war mit Franz Karl Ginzkey befreundet; 1917 übersiedelte er nach Kitzbühel und war hier bis zu seinem Tod als Funktionär der Sozialdemokratischen Partei tätig. - Beiliegend ein Liefer- sowie ein Empfangsschein der Antiquariatsbuchhandlung Brüder Suschitzky.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Lissa, 3. VII. 1912.

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

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        La Bataille de Tripoli (26 Octobre 1911)

      Edizioni Futuriste de "Poesia", Milano 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Atlas of the Borough of Manhattan Pocket and Desk Edition 1912

      G. W. Bromley & Co, New York, 1912. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Small 8vo. Cloth spine with stiff printed card wraps, 368 pages, listing of all the streets in Manhattan along with maps of blocks with buildings and pink. Wraps have some light vertical creases, light soil, corners & spine ends bumped a little. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Books; Geography & Maps. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010184. .

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        From the Black Mountain to Waziristan. Being an account of the border countries and the more turbulent of the tribes controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, and of our military relations with them in the past. With an introduction by Sir Horace L. Smith Dorrien.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, black and red rules to spine and covers, spine lettered in black and front cover in red, all edges red. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, pale spotting to endpapers and half-title, very short closed tear to stub of map I. A bright, excellent copy in chipped dust jacket with an overprice sticker to spine and remnants of old tape repair verso. 8 folding maps to rear, one in colour. First edition of this valuable survey of the North-West Frontier Province, in the rare dust jacket. There is chapter-by-chapter coverage of individual tribal regions and British operations therein, with a series of detailed folding area maps to the rear. Wylly (1858–1932) served in the Tirah Campaign of 1897–98, and was struck by British ignorance of the tribes beyond the Indus. He also fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War, the Sikkim Expedition, and the Second Boer War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant-general. He also wrote a number of regimental histories, and served as editor of the journal of the Royal United Services Institute. Bruce 4404; not in Wilber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Brothers Karamazov

      Macmillan, 1912 Translated into English by Constance Garnett, the first book in her series The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky. ****** First American edition - only one copy to appear at auction in 100 years(Swann, May 2017 - $10,000) and that one looked to be in worse condition. Printed from the sheets of the English edition published the same year. That English edition has appeared twice at auction in the last 100 years - one of which was heavily repaired. I've also seen two copies in private hands, miraculously both owned by a collector friend of mine - Hey David! Mysteriously, these English translations are extremely difficult to come by - particularly in any condition approaching collectability standards. ****** Publisher's blue-grey cloth, spine gilt-titled, top edge gilt retained albeit a bit dusty, minor scattered rubbing, minor wear to spine ends and corners, spine lightly faded, a few old owner notes in the text and owner signature dated 1928, otherwise internally quite clean. All faults notwithstanding, it's a sound unrepaired near fine copy and a quasi-miraculous survival in this condition. ****** Brothers Karamazov is a real literary landmark that had a heavy influence on writers and thinkers of all stripes. This is a must own title spanning various fields of collecting from literature to philosophy or simply for a great highspot collection.

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        The South Pole.

      London: John Murray,, 1912. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt titles and enamelled Norwegian flags to spines and within simple red frame to front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 92 similar plates (several containing multiple images), 2 plates of manuscript facsimile, 6 maps and charts of which 3 folding, 16 charts and tables to the text. Spines slightly faded, minor nicks to the ends, enamelled flags lightly rubbed, very light wear to tips, a few trivial marks to sides, free endpapers browned, light foxing front and back, and very occasionally to text, vol. 1 frontispiece a little frayed along the edges, faint undulation to upper outer corner of the text-block. A very good set: the enamelled flags to the front boards are particularly bright. First edition in English, first impression, of Amundsen's account of his "legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month … His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck … Amundsen and four of his colleagues reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911, carefully plotted their location, left messages for Scott and King Haakon VII, and then returned to their Framhein base on January 25, 1912, only nine days after the disheartened Scott party reached the Pole" (Books on Ice). "To their credit, John Murray produced a two volume set of real quality, incorporating the Norwegian flag, despite realising that British disappointment at being beaten to the Pole would ensure that it was not a publishing success in the United Kingdom. Altogether, there are 63 full-page photographic reproductions in this version (as opposed to 53 in the original publication)" (Taurus). News of Scott's death came three months after publication. Provenance: contemporary gift inscription, "Charles Vernon Somers Cocks, from his father, Christmas 1912", to the front free endpaper of each volume. Father (Thomas Somers Vernon Cocks, known as Vernon 1850-1932) and son (1895-1977) were members of the banking branch of the Somers-Cocks family "more commonly associated with Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire" (Miller, "Uplands, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe HP15 6LB", p. 6, online). Both served as directors of the family bank, Cocks, Biddulph, & Co, which was founded in 1765 and was eventually bought out by Barclays in 1969. In the Great War Charles (1895-1977) was a lieutenant in the Black Watch.

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        Sydpolen Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram 1910-1912

      Kristiania: Jacob Dybwads Forlag, 1912. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. 4p.l.,528;3p.l.,424pp. Two volumes. Octavo. Original gilt lettered decorated blue cloth. Original endpapers. Sepia toned portrait, plates and illustrations (some full paged) in text from photos and four folding maps and charts. Spines are almost not faded which is usual for this title. A much superior copy. near fine Rosove 8.A2; Spence 14. Account of the 1910-12 Norwegian Antarctic expedition. Amundsen, having learned that Peary had made his claim on the North Pole, changed course for the South Pole, crossed the Antarctic Circle on Jan. 2, 1911, and made the first motor passage of the ice pack, arriving at the Bay of Whales on Jan. 14, 1911. Amundsen established depots as far south as 82 S and made a premature bid on the pole on Sept 8 1911 reaching only 80 S before turning back, on October 20, 1911 they set out again. On December 14, 1911 Amundsen, Bjaaland, Wisting, Hassel and Hanssen, became the first men to reach the south pole. 1912

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        Der Decamerone. Deutsch von Heinrich Conrad in fünf Bänden mit den Kupfern und Vignetten von Gravelot Boucher und Eisen der Ausgabe von 1757.

      Münch, Leipzig, Georg Müller und Hans von Weber (1912 - ). 8°. 5 Bde. Mit 110 Kupfertafeln. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dunkelrotes Orig.-Maroquin mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung, goldenen Deckelbordüren, Innenkantenfileten. Einband von Band 1 signiert: Carl Sonntag Jun, Leipzig. Nr. 70 von 100 Exemplaren der Luxusausgabe auf Velin van Gelder mit dem Wasserzeichen ?Boccaccio? Ex Libris auf den Innendeckeln. Rückenleder durch Licht leicht verblasst. Rechte Rückenkante von Band 5 angeplatzt, sonst gutes und sauberes Exenplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        New York In The War Of The Rebellion 1861 To 1865 [ Author's Copy, Signed Presentation Letter By Adjutant General To Phisterer] Ct 6 Vols

      J B Lyon, Albany 1912 - 6 large 7.5 x 10.5" weight 35lbs. Volume I has a bound in letter wrtitten to Phister dated Dec 6, 1912 and signed by the Adjutant General. Mr Karl J. Phisterer, Woodward Ave. , Rutherford NJ My ear Sir: The large work "New York in the War of the Rebellion, which the state printer has been engaged in preparing these many years, is now about ready for delivery. And it will give me pleasure to send to you a set of the six volumes in memory of your dear father who did so much for the Guard and whose life work will be remembered with deep reverance by all those who have ever been connected with it. Yours very Sincerely, Wm Verbeck [adjutant general NY 1912]. Karl J Phisterer stamped in gold on each front cover. This set was presented to the author. 6 large volumes 3/4 black morocco leather over bue pebblegrain cloth. Leather cracked along the other hinge but linen gutters are firm. Text blocks sold. Contents clean. Copiously illustrated with b/w photos, drawings, maps and pictures. Vol VI is the index. An unsophisticated but VG set. The handsome full color frontis for Vol I is of Colonel [Brevet-Major] Frederick Phisterer. Provenance- Colonel [Brevet-Major] Frederick Phisterer whoe name is stamped in gilt on each volume. ; 38 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Night Land: A Love Tale

      Eveleigh Nash, London 1912 - 1912 on title page. This copy does not have a catalogue at rear. Original pale rose-colored cloth binding [sunned], spine stamped gilt, front stamped gilt and ruled blind, rear panel ruled blind. "One of the most potent pieces of macabre imagination ever written". -Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature. Book Condition: Very Good: A sound copy, spine and cover edges sunned, softened corners, dusty top edge, small spots of foxing to the preliminaries and the margins throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meine Mittelmeer-Reise 1912 - Dickes Fotoalbum + div. Original-Broschuren

      Mittelmeerreise des Österreich. Flottenvereins mit dem Schnelldampfer Kaiser Franz Josef I. der Austro-Americana Triest. - Mai 1912, bestehend aus: Broschur "Zwölf Erinnerungsblätter an die Tage vom 8. bis 22. Mai 1912" (46 Seiten mit zahlreichen s/w-Fotos im Text, jeder angelaufene Hafen wird kurz proträtiert. Pola, Gravosa, Corfu, Malta, Tunis, Ajaccio, Villefranche, Taormina, Katakolon, Cattaro, Spalato, Zara, Format 21 x 12,5 cm) // Passagierliste dieser Reise, außerdem aufgeführt Kommandant, Offiziere, Obermaschinist, Schiffsarzt, Oberstewart usw. - Auf der Passagierliste u. a. zu finden Kommerzienrat Karl Thonet mit Gemahlin (aus der Bugholz-Möbel Dynastie), Architekt Eduard von Rodt, Attache Hubert Graf Stolberg-Stolberg, Kais. Rat Vincenz Oblack (oder Oblak, Tuchhändler aus Graz, Hoflieferant), Baronin Luise Fronmüller, Alfred Ritter von Dierkes, Baron Dr. Viktor Fuchs (k.k. Min. Vize-Sekretär) usw usw. (Dünne Broschur mit 16 Seiten, gleiches Format wie die erste Broschur) // Fotoalbum mit 50 Original Fotos im Format 12,8 x 17,8 cm, allerdings Fotos die angekauft werden konnten von einem professionellen Fotografen (Lehnert & Landrosch, Photogr. Tunis). Das Fotoalbum hat ein Format von34 x 24,5 cm, beiliegend 7 privat gemachte Fotos im Postkartenformat sowie ein Privatfoto vom an Land gehen in Malta // Broschur im Format 20 x 14 cm und 52 Seiten mit s/w-Fotos im Text. Eine Art allgemeine Werbebroschüre, beiliegend eine kleinformatige Karte mit Routenverlauf rot eingezeichnet, eine aufklappbare Tafel mit dem Kabinenplan. --- Detailfotos gerne per Mail bzw. genauere Angaben zu den Fotomotiven usw. - Stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., ein Vorfahr war Kabinetts-Sekretär in der Kabinetts-Kanzlei von Kaiser Franz Josef usw. - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland.

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        Filles de la pluie (scènes de la vie ouessantine)

      Grasset 1912 - - Grasset, Paris 1912, 13,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers après 10 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté d'incisions de pièces de maroquin marron et vert figurant des fleurs ainsi que de petites abeilles dorées, date dorée en queue, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure de l'époque signée de Capelle. Petites rousseurs affectant les marges de certains feuillets. Agréable exemplaire à toutes marges et joliment établi par Capelle de cet ouvrage qui fut couronné du prix Goncourt en 1912. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Holland paper, only large papers after 10 Japan. Half-maroon binding with brown corners, smooth back decorated with a gilded cartouche decorated with incisions of brown and green morocco pieces with flowers and small golden bees, golden date in tail, frames of golden fillets on the boards, Guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, golden head on witnesses, blankets and backs conserved, binding of the signed era of Capelle. Small foxing affecting the margins of some leaflets. Pleasant copy at all margins and nicely established by Capelle of this work which was crowned with the Goncourt prize in 1912. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IN THE BOSOM OF THE COMANCHES. A THRILLING TALE OF SAVAGE INDIAN LIFE, MASSACRE AND CAPTIVITY TRUTHFULLY TOLD BY A SURVIVING CAPTIVE. TEXAS BORDERLAND PERILS AND SCENES DEPICTED. THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE TRYING INDIAN STRUGGLES UPON THE FRONTIERS OF TEXAS

      Amarillo: T. A. Babb, [1912]., 1912. First edition. First edition and not to be confused with the 1923 Dallas edition. 12mo. Red cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, 145 pp., introduction, frontispiece, illustrated, plates, portraits. In Texas 1865, Babb and his sister were taken captive by the Comanches. Their mother was killed during the raid, and he eventually became a warrior of the tribe. After sometime as a Comanche warrior he was returned to his father. Babb's captivity narrative remains a classic because he was able to directly observe details of Comanche life and record much of it in an objective way. He continued to visit and correspond with tribal members long after his return to white society. There are several photographs of noted Indian chiefs and warriors, information on the Texas Rangers, and much on Quanah Parker. Also much on cowboying, and much valuable knowledge on pioneer women in Texas. The first edition of this title was originally published in 1912, and is considered to be rare today. Not in Adam's Herd, Graff and Ayer, and most references cite the 1923 edition. Lightly sunned on the spine, else a fine copy.

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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater.

      London: John Murray, 1912 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt titles and enamelled Norwegian flags to spines and within simple red frame to front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines slightly faded, minor nicks to the ends, enamelled flags lightly rubbed, very light wear to tips, a few trivial marks to sides, free endpapers browned, light foxing front and back, and very occasionally to text, vol. 1 frontispiece a little frayed along the edges, faint undulation to upper outer corner of the text-block. A very good set: the enamelled flags to the front boards are particularly bright. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 92 similar plates (several containing multiple images), 2 plates of manuscript facsimile, 6 maps and charts of which 3 folding, 16 charts and tables to the text. First edition in English, first impression, of Amundsen's account of his "legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck Amundsen and four of his colleagues reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911, carefully plotted their location, left messages for Scott and King Haakon VII, and then returned to their Framhein base on January 25, 1912, only nine days after the disheartened Scott party reached the Pole" (Books on Ice). "To their credit, John Murray produced a two volume set of real quality, incorporating the Norwegian flag, despite realising that British disappointment at being beaten to the Pole would ensure that it was not a publishing success in the United Kingdom. Altogether, there are 63 full-page photographic reproductions in this version (as opposed to 53 in the original publication)" (Taurus). News of Scott's death came three months after publication. Provenance: contemporary gift inscription, "Charles Vernon Somers Cocks, from his father, Christmas 1912", to the front free endpaper of each volume. Father (Thomas Somers Vernon Cocks, known as Vernon 1850-1932) and son (1895-1977) were members of the banking branch of the Somers-Cocks family "more commonly associated with Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire" (Miller, "Uplands, Four Ashes Road, High Wycombe HP15 6LB", p. 6, online). Both served as directors of the family bank, Cocks, Biddulph, & Co, which was founded in 1765 and was eventually bought out by Barclays in 1969. In the Great War Charles (1895-1977) was a lieutenant in the Black Watch. Books on Ice 7.1; Howgego IV A13; Rosove 9.A1; Spence 16; Taurus 71.

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        Zoologischer Garten München.

      München, Vereinigte Druckereien - G.M.B.H. (G. Schuh & Cie), 1912. - Farbiges Kleinplakat. Blattgrösse: 41 x 30,5 cm. Ref (All Var): DFP-III 1408. - Hohlwein 123. - Hohlwein Stuttgart 68: PAI-XXI, 231. - War mehrfach gefaltet.

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        The Stage in the Twentieth Century: Third Volume

      New York: Broadway Publishing Co.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [beautiful copy of the book itself, with firm binding, strong gilt lettering on front cover and spine, just minimal wear to the extremities; the jacket, rarely seen on this book, has some chipping, mostly at or near the corners, some moderate soiling and fading, and a few old internal tape-marks from long-ago repairs of several short closed tears]. (B&W photographic plates) A "profusely illustrated" survey of the theatrical world of the day, discussing "tendencies, developments and possibilities of the theatre" -- with "theatre" in this case defined quite broadly, to include not just the legitimate stage but also vaudeville, opera, movies and even recorded sound. As the author explained in an introductory note, "science and invention have made rapid strides in their encroachment on the realm of Thespis, and the part now being played by the phonograph, the player piano, and the various phases of development of the irresistible moving picture in contributing to the entertainment of the public, is too important to be ignored in a work of this character." There are mentions of the impact of filmed entertainment sprinkled throughout the text, and all of Chapter VII is given over to a discussion of the exploits and successes of many of the leading figures of the early film industry, which was just then poised to begin the expansion from one- and two-reelers to feature films. (Just two years later, in fact, Grau would come out with "The Theatre of Science," a similarly hefty tome devoted exclusively to the movies.) Most of the photographs in this volume are portraits of prominent individuals, mostly off-stage figures such as producers, managers, playwrights, etc., although a number of performers are also pictured. Anticipating a currently-popular feature of the annual Academy Awards telecast, there's even an "In Memoriam" section containing "tributes to celebrities who have passed on." .

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        Autograph Letter Signed 'John S. Sargent' to the painter F.O. 'Frank' SALISBURY (John Singer, 1856-1925, American Artist)

      1912 - (1874-1962), with transcription, saying he is "leaving tomorrow morning for 4 months absence abroad so that I can do nothing until next Winter about your candidature to the Academy - I will attend to it then unless you wish to be put down sooner by some one who is still here - The photo of Boldini's portrait of Whistler", (1897, now in the Brooklyn Museum), "hangs in . my studio 12, the Avenue, Fulham Road - you could get in by arranging with E. Powell, the old caretaker, who lives at 10 Onslow Dwellings, Pond Place, Fulham. Show him this", Sargent "had a letter the other day from the Town Clerk of the Chelsea Town Hall, enquiring on behalf of a Committee how your panel and the others were progressing", 2 sides card 3½" x 4½", 31 Tite Street, Chelsea, 'Friday 26' no date but July two neat filing holes on side 1, one touching one letter, easily supplied, surface of side 2 defective at right hand edge with loss of a letter or two at the end of several lines, nearly all easily supplied, remaining text and signature unaffected (Transcription) Friday 26 - 31 Tite Street. Chelsea. S.W. Dear Mr Salisbury I am leaving tomorrow morning for 4 months absence abroad so that I can do nothing until next Winter about your candidature to the Academy - I will attend to it then unless you wish to be put down sooner by some one who is still here - [Side 2] The photo of Boldini's portra[it] of Whistler hangs in the small [.] at my studio 12, the Avenue, Fulham Road - you could get [in] by arranging with E. Powell, the old caretaker, who lives at 10 Onslow Dwellings, Pond Place, Fulham[.] Show him this - I had a letter th[e] other day from the Town Clerk of t[he] Chelsea Town Hall, enquiring on beha[lf] of a Committee how your panel and the others were progressing. Yrs sincerely John S. Sargent For several years now Sargent had spent August and the autumn in Switzerland (accompanied by his sisters Emily and Violet, with the latter's children), Italy (especially Venice) and Spain, sketching and painting landscapes and all sorts of details, rather than portraiture. Since 1895 he had leased two studios in the Fulham Road for his larger pieces and murals, in particular those for the Boston Public Library. Frank Salisbury was also an accomplished portraitist, painting 5 U.S. Presidents and 5 Prime Ministers, but is best remembered for his paintings of great historical occasions, such as the Burial of the Unknown Warrior and the Coronation of 1937. Though he received many honours, he was never made a member of the Royal Academy. He had been one of the successful artists competing to paint The Great Artists of Chelsea, open to residents, for the Large Hall of Chelsea Town Hall. See The Times, 9th December 1911, for the competition, "the scheme of decoration . to be . under the supervision of Mr. Sargent, Mr. Steer, and Mr. Rickards". Giovanni Boldini, 1842-1931, Italian but settled in Paris, had painted Sargent, his style being not dissimilar but more flowing. His 'homage' portrait of Whistler, now at Brooklyn, shows the artist in a striking but informal pose.

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        Das Mineralreich.

      Esslingen und München, J.F. Schreiber, 1912. - Unveränderter Neudruck. 4°. 2 Bl., 440 S., 6 S. Anzeigen. Mit 275Textillustr., 73 farb. Tafeln, 14 Lichtdrucktafeln und 4 Kunstdrucktafeln. OLn. mit Deckelbild. (Rücken etwas fleckig und leicht verblasst. Name auf Titelblatt. Die Anzeigenseiten oben mit einem schmalen Wasserrand. 1 bedrucktes Schutzblatt mit geklebten Einrissen). - Sonst sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des ménageries de l'antiquité à nos jours

      1912. Paris, Doin & Laurens, 1912. 3 volumes petit in/4 reliure demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs et titre dorés, couvertures conservées, 60 planches hors-texte, 319 p., 392 p. & 559 p. Tome I : Antiquité, Moyen âge, Renaissance. Tome II : Temps moderne, XVII é et XVIIIé siècle. Tome III : Époque contemporaine, XIXé et XXé siècles. relié Bon état

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