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        [Photo album]: "Triple Alliance"

      [Central New Jersey]: , 1912-1914. [Central New Jersey]. 1912-1914. Photo album. Oblong octavo. Thick card leaves with inset grommets intended for string binding, now disbound. Contains 33 mounted gelatin silver images, mostly around 2.75" x 4.5" with several of the images either a little larger or smaller. Some of the margins of the thick card have chipped or broken away, the boards fair only, the images about very good with some uneven fading on some, and one chip in the corner of one image. The front board is hand-lettered "Triple Alliance", otherwise the album is mostly uncaptioned except for one image identified as "Centre town, New Jersey", but most with dates; all in either 1912, 1913 or 1914. An interesting album, apparently of a men's athletic club, most of the images depict younger men in athletic tank tops with the intertwined T & A logo of the Triple Alliance. The cheerful group are depicted playing baseball, brandishing tennis racquets, sailing, canoeing, swimming, on the beach or by a boathouse, and in a couple of images hugging girls. Provenance, as well as the one captioned photo, suggests that the album came from the Central New Jersey Shore area. The nearest match to Centre Town we could find in New Jersey was Centreton in Salem, N.J. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Typed Letter Signed; "Gerhart Hauptmann" to Gottfried Bermann, August 17, 1932

      -. Two lines underlined in red; folded, else fine.. One page, written on verso of a single sheet of bond paper, approx. 11-1/2 X 9 in. Hauptmann writes to his editor at S. Fischer Verlag to announce the arrival of Senator Walter R. Rothenberg, who Hauptmann has asked to look into his business affairs in England and the United States and ask Bermann to give him access to all relevant files. Hauptmann received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912.

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        Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie Ecclésiastiques. Continué par A. de Meyer et Ét. van Cauwenbergh. (vol. 1- 18 bound and rest in 34 fasc.).

      Paris, Letouzey et Ané. 1912 - 2008 (still in progress); 28 cm. - (small monastic library markings) Still ver good, see image. ¶ Present are: Tomes 1 à 18 in hardcovers. Tomes 19-23 in 22 fasc. (fasc. 108-135). Tome 24 (fasc. 139-143). Tome 28 (fasc. 167) Tome 29 in 5 fasc. (fasc. 168 - 173) & tome 30, 2 fasc. (fasc. 174-176).

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        Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens (Rackham New Edition)

      Hodder & Stoughton (1912), London - Arthur Rackham illustrator. Plain rebound New Edition with 50 mounted color plates and captioned tissue guards throughout text, 20 b&w line drawings. Green linen stamped in gilt and ruled in blind and gilt, small title label of same green on spine, plain eps. A square and solid book with generally bright boards and lettering, some fraying to spine label edges, moderate wear to extremities, some faint spotting to boards, top end gilt strong. Internally sound and unmarked, small splash mark to first blank, occasional small smudge or minor foxing. All plates in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      Jaromerice: The author 1912 - Small octavo 14x10 cm., ½-calf, {10} (2)pp. Jakub Deml (1878-1961) was a renegade Catholic priest who hung on the edges of the church and is recognized as an important author in Czech modernism. From 1907 he contributed to Sursum with symbolist work and became a close friend of Váchal. A diary for recent times in the proto-surrealist’s life, where he discusses his relationship with Josef Ševcík and Josef Váchal, with greater emphasis on the latter figure. Váchal designed title page and vignettes, all woodcuts and with two contemporary photos of the young Váchal. There is a ten-page appendix with a list of Váchal’s works to date. Worldcat finds three copies of this first edition in North American libraries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moderni ceska grafika

      Prague: J. Pecel 1912 - Quarto, wrappers, 40pp., plus 15 plates. A survey of graphic art and artists of the day, with original prints by Fr. Kobliha, Josef Váchal (Fantasie), Fr. Bílek (Tvurce a dílo), Jaroslav Benda (Františkánský Klášter v Dubrovníku). The Váchal is an early signature work, conveying a sense of transdimensional spiritism. Other artists illustrated works (Marak, Bárta, Kalvoda, Šímon, Švabinský et al) are reproductions. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hrad smrti. (Barevnými d?evoryty vyzdobil Josef Váchal). [The city of death. With color woodcuts by Josef Váchal]

      self-published, Král. Vinohrady (Prague) 1912 - Quarto (25 x 18 cm). Contemporary fine binding by Ant. Stelibský; wrappers preserved; 51 pp. With a front wrapper design, decorations, and eleven original color woodcuts by Váchal (frontispiece, title, nine plates with tissue guards, and the original woodcut illustration to front wrapper). Signed by Deml on the half title. About very good. First edition of this expressionistic "found" prose poem by Jakub Deml (1878-1961), one of the most bizarre and enigmatic figures of Czech interwar literature. A Catholic priest from rural Moravia, Deml constantly appeared to rebel against the church, maintained suspiciously close ties to various female muses, and was involved in numerous public scandals, while producing an enormous body of written work, often published in small bibliophile editions. He is now considered an important representative of Czech modernist literature and writers such as Vit?zslav Nezval considered Deml's highly associative texts to be related to his own surrealist experiments. He also maintained close contacts to contemporary artists, such as Franti?ek Bílek. Deml's friendship with the painter and printmaker Váchal-an almost equally complex and difficult person-was short and intense, but it resulted in the present early collaboration. Váchal's ominous black and yellow woodcuts complement and complete Deml's brooding, difficult dream-inspired prose poem about life after death. In a striking artistic morocco binding that manifests its own interpretation of the "castle of death" image. One of 500 copies printed. Sá?ka 183. KVK, OCLC show copies at British Library, University of Chicago, Harvard, Toronto, and Yale only. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Life in England and Military Snap Shots in Iraq and Turkey, 1912-1920

      - Approximately 120 mounted (usually 2-4 to a page) snap shots ranging in size from 60 x 40 mm to 120 x 100 mm. Brief captions in black ink under almost all the photos. 1/4 leather album. 4to. The first half of the photos show middle class life in Edwardian England. The second, and more interesting half of the photos are snap shots that appear to have been taken by a British officer and include military subjects, scenes of Baghdad and the Euphrates, and views of the Bosporus. - Some photos are faded or have minor spots or light streaks. Wretched-looking lacking backstrip, with covers worn, discolored, and detached. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Financier

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First editions of the first novel of the author's acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some unnecessary tape reinforcement to the verso with some bleedthrough. Rare in the original dust jacket. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. As Cowperwood deals and double-deals, betrays and is in turn betrayed, his rise and fall come to represent the American success story stripped down to brutal realities-a struggle for spoils without conscience or pity. Dreiser's 1912 classic remains an unsparing social critique as well as a devastating character study of one of the most unforgettable American businessmen in twentieth-century literature.

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        Original huge 1912 Photograph of a nearly empty "Titanic" Lifeboat next to the "Carpathia" taken by Louis M. Ogden, a passenger aboard " Carpathia" - this image was loaned by Ogden to "Titanic" survivor Archibald Gracie who had it enlarged to identify passengers, in his book The Truth About the Titanic - published posthumously in 1913

      n.p., [1912]. 11.5" x 9". "Photograph, 11.5"" x 9"" black and white, on 3.75"" x 11"" photography paper. Slight chip at top edge. Taken by Louis M. Ogden, a Carpathia passenger. Depicting one of the Titanic's lifeboats, identified by researchers as most likely being Lifeboat 14. Heavy clothing and life jackets are strewn around the boat, discarded by the passengers as they were wet and heavy, impeding the survivor's ascent up and into ""Carpathia.""Able seaman Joseph Scarrott later said that as the lifeboat was being filled with passengers some men, who he described as being foreigners, tried to get into the boat, causing him to resort to using the boat’s tiller to persuade them to stay away.Noticing that five lifeboats had left the ship without having an officer in them – Fifth Officer Harold Lowe said to Sixth Officer James Moody: “an officer ought to go in one of these boats”, and asked him who it should be. James Moody is then said to have replied with, ""You go. I will get in another boat."" Harold Lowe then boarded Lifeboat 14 and assumed command.Under Harold Lowe’s orders, Lifeboat 14 was lowered away from Titanic at around 1.25am. Fearful that people might jump into the lifeboat on its journey down to the sea, and fearing the potential consequences to the boat if someone did try, Harold Lowe fired his gun alongside the ship as the lifeboat was being lowered down past A, B and C Deck – firing three times, to warn people to stay back.As Lifeboat 14 neared the water a very dangerous situation occurred when, for some reason, the aft end of the lifeboat stopped lowering while the bow continued until it reached the water – causing the stern of the lifeboat to dangle about five feet in the air. With the stern stuck in the air, the crew aboard the lifeboat were forced to release the ropes attached to the lifeboat to lower it from the ship – causing the lifeboat’s stern to come crashing down into the sea.The lifeboat seems to have been unharmed by its decent into the water apart from perhaps being the cause of a leak that seems to have sprung up causing a small amount of water – perhaps 8 inches – to fill up the bottom of the lifeboat.At the moment of the sinking Lifeboat 14 was around 150 yards away from Titanic – with perhaps around 40 people aboard (though a higher number than this was estimated by some of those in the lifeboat), made up of women and children from 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, and around 6 members of the ship’s crew. Harold Lowe also allowed First class passenger Charles Williams into the lifeboat to help to row. Harold Lowe later testified that he was at 150 yards away as – at a safe distance away from the ship – he wanted to be able to pick up anyone who got near the boat.Lifeboat 14 had met up with Lifeboats 4, 10, 12 and D. Harold Lowe decided that his lifeboat should return to the site of the wreck to try to rescue survivors. He decided to carefully transfer all the passengers out of Lifeboat 14 into the other lifeboats in the group. As the woman from Lifeboat 14 were being transferred, Harold Lowe was unimpressed to find that there was a man in Lifeboat 14 disguised as a woman – without saying a word to the man, he “pitched” him into the other lifeboat. Two crewmen were transferred from Lifeboat 10 into Lifeboat 14, Able Bodied Seamen Edward Burley and Able Bodied Seamen Frank Evans.After waiting until the people in the water had “quieted down”, and it was deemed safe for them to return, Lifeboat 14 made the journey of approximately 150 yards back to the wreck site. When they arrived at the wreckage they were confronted with countless floating dead bodies.The first alive person they come across was First Class passenger William Hoyt; with great difficulty, with him being described as being a well-built man, he was hauled into the lifeboat, where the crew did their best to help him; but sadly he was too far gone, and he soon died in the lifeboat. His body remained on the lifeboat and was taken to Carpathia, where he was buried at sea.Next a further two people were rescued; there is some confusion over the identity of these people – but one of them appears to have possibly been Third class passenger Fang Lang. John/Jack Stewart is the name sometimes given for the other – but this does not appear to be correct. Both survived.The final person to be rescued was a man who was on top of some wreckage, which to Joseph Scarrott looked like a staircase; to get to him Lifeboat 14, with difficulty, had to slowly push its way through many dead bodies. The man is generally believed to have been Saloon Steward Harold Phillimore. He also survived.After rescuing all the survivors they could find in the water, Lifeboat 14, by now with its mast and sail up, noticed Lifeboat D and sailed towards it. A rope was thrown to Lifeboat D, and it was then towed by Lifeboat 14 towards Carpathia.On the way to Carpathia, Lifeboat A was noticed in the distance, stranded and appearing to be sinking. It had floated off Titanic during the ship’s final moments on the surface, and on board, clinging to life, were around 13 survivors. All were rescued by Lifeboat 14.Titanic survivor Col. Archibald Gracie was in Lifeboat 12. In September 1912, he had written Louis M. Ogden about his forthcoming book, ""I want your assistance in the matter of illustrations. What have you done with the films of the pictures you took? I would like to have them that I might put them into the hands of some expert to be enlarged for the purpose, if possible, of identifying some of the passengers in each boat."" Photocopy of this letter is included. At the time of his death on December 4, 1912, Col. Gracie had not finished his book. He had planned a final chapter to deal with the causes and the lessons taught. Col. Gracie mentions Ogden in his book, The Truth About the Titanic (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913): ""I am particularly grateful to a number of kind people on the Carpathia who helped replenish my wardrobe, but especially to Mr. Louis M. Ogden, a family connection and old friend."" He also reproduced photographs taken by Ogden from the Carpathia.Louis M. Ogden (1867-1946) was a Columbia graduate and lawyer. Later, he became Vice President and Director of the Ogden Lumber Co. and Director of the East River Mill & Lumber Co. On a clear, April morning in 1912, aboard the RMS Carpathia, Ogden rushed to his quarters to retrieve his new camera. On the horizon, several lifeboats appeared carrying Titanic survivors. Probably the largest size of contemporary photos related to the disaster extant, descended directly from the Family of Louis M. Ogden, the photographer."

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        The Sea and the Jungle

      Duckworth & Co, 1912. Quarto Frontispiece illustration original green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. In custom half red morocco over cloth slipcase, and red cloth chemise The story of the tramp steamer "Capella" from Swansea to Para in the Brazils, and thence 2000 miles along the forests of the Amazon and Madeira Rivers to the San Antonio Falls; afterwards returning to Barbados for orders, and going by way of Jamaica to Tampa in Florida, where she loaded for hom. Done in the years 1909 and 1910 With two bdecorative ookplates on front pastedown, one of John C. Eckel, noted Dickens bibliographe. Fine The author's first book

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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. Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden. Bordeauxrote Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf grünem Rückenschild, goldgeprägtem Initial und Kronensymbol sowie reichen Ornamentbändern an den Kapitalen. Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger, farblich angepaßter Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Fliederfarbener Buchschnitt. Lesebändchen. Farbige Vorsätze. Großformat 30 x 20 cm. Diese äußerst seltene Prachtausgabe kann nicht zuletzt aufgrund ihrer royalen Insignien als schönste Einbandvariante dieser einschlägigen Werkausgabe gelten. 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). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Friedrich der Große Werke Werkausgabe Schriften

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      1912. SHAKESPEARE. Works. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, (1912). Ten volumes. Octavo, publisherÂ’s three-quarter red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, marbled boards, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. $3500.“Henley Edition” of the BardÂ’s plays and poems, illustrated with 36 plates, handsomely bound.“Shakespeare is the Canon. He sets the standard and the limits of literature” (Harold Bloom). This edition, named after the street in Stratford-upon-Avon “forever hallowed as the place of ShakespeareÂ’s birth” (PublishersÂ’ Preface), boasts large type, critical apparatus including variant readings and notes from Shakespearean scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. Illustrated with frontispiece in each volume and 26 plates. Previous ownerÂ’s inkstamps to pastedowns. Occasional pencil markings.Occasional light foxing, offsetting. Light expert restoration and mild dampstaining to handsome bindings.

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        Manuscript Outline of a novel


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        Original unsigned photo showing her in a group on deck, (Mary Victoria Feodore, 1857-1944, Princess, Daughter & Companion of Queen Victoria, Princess Henry of Battenberg)]

      1912 - seated alongside a gun barrel, under a tarpaulin, in the centre is her niece Princess Victoria (1870-1948, daughter of Princess Helena, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein), on the left is her son Prince Maurice of Battenberg (1891-1914, killed during the retreat from Mons), 5" x 8½", [Isle of Wight], no date, c. laid down on card

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        La mode en mil neuf cent douze chez Marcelle Demay, 11 rue Royale à Paris.

      P., M. Demay, modiste, impr. Draeger, 1912. - 28 p. Broché, couv. ill. couleurs par Charles Martin, cordelette dorée, petit pli ang. Edition originale. Album illustré de cinq compositions en couleurs au pochoir dont la couverture représentant les modèles de chapeaux et de 7 vignettes imprimées en jaune. Cinq photographies en couleurs de Berthe Cerny portant les chapeaux de Marcelle Demay. Texte de présentation par Alfred Capus intitulé "La Parisienne". En frontispice, reproduction du tableau de Jules Cayron : Mademoiselle Berthe Cerny, créatrice à la Comédie Française de «la Parisienne» de Becque. Sommaire : . . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Elementary Principles of Economics

      1912. First Edition . FISHER, Irving. Elementary Principles of Economics. New York: Macmillan, (1912). Thick octavo, original red cloth. $2600.Definitive edition—the first to be offered to the general public—of FisherÂ’s elementary treatise on the principles of economics.Developed with the idea of breaking down initial misconceptions about economics at the outset and then imparting fundamentals, Fisher's Elementary Principles of Economics was innovative its design. Intended to give a broad introduction to the both major and minor topics in economics, it covers everything from the most basic definitions such as ""wealth"" and ""money,"" to the law of supply and demand, to the societal costs of wealth. Considered ""the father of monetary economics"" (Pressman, 91), ""Irving Fisher was, in the opinion of many, the leading economic theorist in the United States during the first half of the 20th century"" (ANB). Two experimental editions preceded this edition, beginning in 1910; they were released solely to students at Yale. Spine a bit toned. A fine copy, scarce.

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        Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors & Architects. Newly translated by Gaston Du C. de Vere. With five hundred illustrations: In ten volumes.

      London Macmillan & The Medici Society -14 1912 - 10 volumes, 4to., illustrated with 500 plates including 99 in colour, tissue-guards, the odd, random spot to margins, publisher's vellum, gilt panels stamped to upper covers, spines with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, some minor soiling, stain to spine of volume IV, else a near-fine set. Giorgio Vasari, (1511 - 1574) is considered the first art historian and often referred to as the "father of art history"; Vasari's fame rests on his great tome Le Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani (1550), which was dedicated to Cosimo de' Medici. In it Vasari offers his own critical history of Western art through several prefaces and a lengthy series of artist biographies. These discussions present three periods of artistic development: according to Vasari, the excellence of the art of classical antiquity was followed by a decline of quality during the Dark Ages, which was in turn reversed by a renaissance of the arts in Tuscany in the 14th century, initiated by Cimabue and Giotto and culminating in the works of Michelangelo. This enlarged edition has additional chapters, as well as Vasari's own autobiography.

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        Waverly Novels and Poems

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912 - 1913. three-quarter brown morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spines with raised bands, top edges gilt, pale brown endpapers, bound by Riverside Press. Minimal, trifling rubbing to edges, fine. Quarto. 50 volumes complete Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, each volume also with one original photograph as frontispiece and one specially painted coloured frontispiece by twenty most distinguished artists for this edition. Volume I with an autograph letter signed by Sir Walter bound in No. 9 of 375 sets With original introduction to the Waverly Novels by the author, and subsequent forewords, as well as a "General Preface" and each volume containing explanatory notes to the illustrations. The first uniform collection was published by Cadell and Co. in 48 volumes in 1829-1833. .

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        The Financier.

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First editions of the first novel of the author's acclaimed Trilogy of Desire. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some unnecessary tape reinforcement to the verso with some bleedthrough. Rare in the original dust jacket. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power. As Cowperwood deals and double-deals, betrays and is in turn betrayed, his rise and fall come to represent the American success story stripped down to brutal realities-a struggle for spoils without conscience or pity. Dreiser's 1912 classic remains an unsparing social critique as well as a devastating character study of one of the most unforgettable American businessmen in twentieth-century literature.

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        Wettbewerbs-Entwurf für das Kaiser Franz Josef Stadtmuseum. Kennwort Opus IV

      Vienna: Chwala 1912 - Folio 40.5 x 30.5 cm., wrappers, 12pp. The competition entry by Wagner for the proposed Franz-Josef Museum in Vienna, which would later be called the Vienna Museum. This was a long-standing project with Wagner, when the architect began advocating it with the city administration as early as 1901. Wagner's design, which would have engaged Karlsplatz and included a stunning monument design, gained initial acceptance but ran into political opposition which in the end prevailed. As it happened, the entire project was abandoned in 1921 and it became one of the great ideas for an "Unbuilt Vienna," the former imperial capital now impoverished. This grand announcement runs twelve pages and is illustrated with elevation and perspective drawings and floor plans. Wagner considered it one of his most important projects. Rare: two library copies held in North America. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Photographic History of the Civil War

      1912. MILLER, Francis Trevelyan, editor. The Photographic History of the Civil War. New York: Review of Reviews, 1912. Ten volumes. Quarto, original blue cloth gilt, blue patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, original dust jackets. $7800.Second edition of MillerÂ’s famous and important 10-volume photographic history of the Civil War, containing “thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities,” in original dust jackets.""This mammoth workÂ… a necessary part of any civil war library,"" contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including academicians, President William H. Taft, and veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience. A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs, ""easily five times larger than that of any contemporary"" (Everitt). ""Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day,"" Brady and his assistants ""carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture,"" capturing ""scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men"" (DAB). Volume X is the third issue (with revised index, marked ""3-Ed."" in bottom margin of page 323). Eicher 771. Nicholson, 516. Books fine, with a bit of expert restoration to spine of Volume I. Attractive, scarce dust jackets with occasional closed tears and edgewear; expert restoration to a few volumes, mostly to spines. Rare in the original dust jackets.

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        Puget Sound and Bainbridge Island, Washington Photo Album

      Very Good. Flexible leather. Large photo album with flexible dark brown leather covers measuring 14 ¼" wide by 11 ¼" tall and 2" thick. Album includes 575 original silver gelatin photographs and Real Photo postcards tipped in with annotations below or on photographs in white ink. Most are in b&w with a few red-color tinted and a few hand-colored photos, and measure from 1"x1" to 5 ¼" x 11 ¼". Also included is one envelope addressed to Harry Mills with two 2 cent revenue stamps. Album covers have moderate wear to all edges, spine and corners. Top and bottom of spine are chipped, and leather at bottom edge is splitting. Photographs are in good condition but many are becoming unglued from leaves. This large photo album was compiled by brother and sister, Harry and Emma Mills, documenting life on the Puget Sound from 1912-1920. Harry Mills was a Seattle office clerk and his sister, Emma was a teacher and librarian in Puyallup. Emma Mill's companion, Cassie Bigelow, is depicted in many of the photos with Emma and Harry. Their fishing, camping and travel adventures take them to Flauntleroy Cove near Seattle; Lester, WA (now a ghost town) to fish at Brush Creek; Long Lake for an Easter trip; Sequalitchew Lake near Tacoma; Rolling Bay, Bainbridge Island by the steamship the Burton; Tulalip on the Puget Sound to visit Tulalip Native Americans; Wright Park in Tacoma, WA in the winter; the Green River to hike and explore; and Towanda and the Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania where the Mill's were originally from. Also of note are the photos and Real Photo postcards of mining and logging camps, such as those taken at Magrom, WA, which includes a photo of three loggers standing by a giant fir they're in the process of falling; also those of the town Index, WA with the Cascade Mountains in the background; and those of the newly opened Columbia River Highway. Most of these RPPCs were taken by noted Vashon Island, WA photographer Oliver Scott Van Olinda, and Lee Picket of the Great Northern Railway. This album is a substantial visual record of life and travel in the Puget Sound during the 1920's. Please call for images of photographs. .

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        Works of Robert Browning

      1912. BROWNING, Robert. The Works of Robert Browning. London: Smith, Elder, 1912. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark blue crushed morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $2500.Limited “Centenary Edition,” number 395 of only 500 sets printed on antique laid paper, handsomely bound by Riviere.Each volume with a different frontispiece portrait of the poet. A complete set of Browning's writings, from “Pauline,” his first published poem, to Asolando, published the day Browning died. Includes ten poems not previously published in a collected edition. A wonderful set to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Browning's birth. Fine condition.

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      Hodder & Stoughton 1912 - 1912. Very good condition with no wrapper. Signed, limited edition (of 750 copies) Large, heavy format. White vellum with all-over gilt Dulac design of clusters of bells to front cover. 28 colour tipped-in colour plates, protected by captioned tissue guards. 10 black ink headpieces on tan backround and Poe's portrait on title page. SIGNED by the artist, this is copy no. 54. Spine and corners bumped. Silk ties missing. Endpapers browned. Contents clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Artigue, André Paul - Nellie Melba.

      ?L?Oracle?'Ets vervaardigd door André Paul Artigue. In de tijd geaquarelleerd. Uitgegeven in 1912 door Dietrich et Cie. te Brussel. Gesigneerd door de kunstenaar en genummerd 25/100. Afm. (prent) 51 x 33 cm. Artigue (1879 - 1956), zoon van een tekenleraar, had al op jonge leeftijd gevoel voor kunst. Hij wordt aangetrokken door het schilderen, maar zijn liefde gaat in eerste instantie naar de muziek. Hij was daartoe geïnspireerd door de sopraan Nellie Melba (een wereldster[!] in die tijd), die veel in Parijs optrad. Als bariton zingt Artigue in verschillende populaire opéras-comiques en hij zong solo in de fameuse Schola Cantorum te Parijs.Eerste tekenlessen kreeg hij van zijn vader, later volgde Artigue lessen bij Gustave Moreau aan de Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Zijn werk werd tentoongesteld te Parijs en in Noord Amerika. In 1919 keert hij Parijs de rug toe en trekt de provincie in. Hij vestigt zich uiteindelijk in 1921 in Chambery, waar hij succes heeft met zijn schilderingen van landschappen en dorpen. Vermoedelijk is Nellie Melba de mooie vrouw die in deze afbeelding het orakel om een raadgeving vraagt. Prijs: ?950,- (incl. lijst).

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        Delightful group of 9 items associated with Penley, (William Sidney, 1852-1912, the first 'Charley's Aunt')

      1912 - 1894 - 1. Large Globe Theatre Souvenir Calendar for 1895 'on attaining her 2nd Birthday', 13 sides 12" x 9½", Raphael Tuck, 21st December 1894. With a cover portrait photograph of 'Charley's Aunt' by T.C. Turner. The months show Penley in character from 8 other plays, then Brandon Thomas (1856-1914, the play's author, who took the part in later revivals), Penley, the full company on stage, and a complete set of facsimile signatures. Inscribed 'Marion Pilcher from Uncle'. (A little worn, holes for ribbon defective). 2, 3 and 4. Cabinet photos by T.C. Turner of Charley's Aunt in costume, Penley in evening dress, and the scene where Jack introduces Charley's Aunt to his fair visitors, the first two inscribed and signed "from your affectionate Uncle". 5. Lady's silver heart-shaped box 2" x 2" x 1" and 6. Gentleman's silver match-box 1¾" x 1½" x ½", both embossed with Charley's Aunt's head and shoulders, both with natural patina, and inscribed 'From Charley's Aunt, 21st December 1895', by Walker & Hall, Sheffield, with Sheffield hallmark, and according to an accompanying note "given to members of the audience". 7. 2 imitation playing cards, with Penley as the Queen, advertising "the FOURTH year of its Run at the Globe Theatre . Still Running all over the Globe". (At one time it was running simultaneously in 48 theatres in 22 languages). 8. Masonic Entertainment Programme (The Lyric Lodge, W.S. Penley W.M.), in the form of a silk banner, 11" x 5", held at the Great Queen Street Theatre (later the Kingsway), of which Penley had been manager 1900-1901, 31st December 1904. 9. Cuttings, including a printed account c. 1886 of Penley's upbringing and career, and his appearance as 'The Private Secretary', a postcard of Broadstairs (his birthplace), an account by Oscar Browning of Penley when he was in the Footlights and at King's Cambridge, and a notice of the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, where Charley's Aunt was first performed, 21st December 1892. Browning recalls Penley's fine singing, and how Madame de Staël was similarly impersonated at Christ Church ! Provenance: Penley's niece Marion W. Dawson, née Pilcher; her daughter, Marion E. Dawson. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Examinations of Rivers and Harbors, 1911-1912 (Volumes 1-4)

      Washington: Government Printing Office. 1912. First. First edition. Multiple House Documents (62d Congress, 2d Session, 1911-1912) bound in a four volume set. Thick octavos. Each volume contains numerous folding topographical maps and plates. Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth. Moderate soiling to the boards, else about near fine. Contains detailed topographical and engineering surveys of important rivers and harbors throughout the country, and including Kauai, Hawaii. Prepared under the direction of the Secretary of War by the US Army Corps of Engineers. A scarce complete set with the folding maps in fine condition. .

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        Zentralorgan der Kommunistischen Allunions-Partei (Bolschewiki) (WKP(B)). Nr. 4, 4. Januar bis Nr. 118, 28. April 1932.

      Kyrillisch. Erstmals erschien die Prawda am 5. Mai 1912 unter der (informellen) Herausgeberschaft von Wjatscheslaw Molotow, den späteren Volkskommissar für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten. Ehem. Bibliotheksexpl., gestempelt. Rand bei einigen einzelnen Ausgaben knapp beschnitten, z.T. mit minimalem Textverlust). Titelseite der Nr. 179 mit größerem Eckausriss (Textverlust). Bei den großformatigen Prawda-Nummern Mitte der 1930er Jahre handelt es sich um seltene Ausgaben, die vor allem in Schaukästen für die interessierte Leseschaft präsentiert wurden.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 - 1912 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good

      1912. This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. 15th Hardback! In Very Good+ Condition. This book is very nice indeed, it has had no restoration, the front board is very nice with shiny, original gilt, the spine cloth is a little bobbly but the gilt is nive and shiny, internally it has strong hinges and very nice pastedowns and pages, with an excellent photoplate and tissue paper. A hard to beat book.

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        Il Bacio - Lionello Balestrieri, ca. 1912.

      IL BACIO - DE KUSEts met aquatint gedrukt in kleur, van de hand van Lionello Balestrieri. Vervaardigd ca. 1912. Met potlood genummerd ?65?'en gesigneerd ?L Balestrieri?'. Afm 44 x 64 cm.Lionello Balestrieri (1872-1958) was van eenvoudige komaf. Hij genoot z?n opleiding aan het Istituto di Belle Arti in Rome en Napels en werd onderwezen door Domenico Morelli en Gioacchino Toma. In 1897 verhuisde hij naar Parijs waar hij in eerste instantie hij z?n brood verdiende als illustrator.Op de Wereldtentoonstelling van 1900 won Balestrieri een gouden medaille en werd benoemd tot voorzitter van de Vereniging van Italiaanse kunstenaars in Parijs.In 1911 ging hij naar Bretagne, waar hij in contact kwam met werk van de postimpressionistische Pont-Aven kunstenaars (waaronder Gaugin), die hem sterk beïnvloedden. Zijn palet wordt lichter van kleur en hij wordt aangetrokken door de overheersende stijl van deze periode, de Art Nouveau. In die tijd moet ook deze Il Bacio tot stand zijn gekomen.Na de eerste wereldoorlog volgden Balestrieri thema?s het Futurisme en nam hij in 1926 met die stroming deel aan de Biënnale van Venetië.Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

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        (Hrsg.). Thule. Altnordische Dichtung und Prosa. Einleitungsband sowie 24 Bde., zus. 25 Bde. Jena, Diederichs, 1912-30. Mit 8 (2 farb. lithogr.) Karten und einigen Tafeln. Original-Halbpergament-Bände mit schwarzgeprägtem Reihensignet auf dem Vorderdeckel sowie Rückentitel (1 Außengelenk angeplatzt, 1 Rücken leicht eingerissen, Rücken vereinzelt leicht angestaubt).

       1912 Erste Ausgabe.- Umfangreiche vollständige Reihe der Sammlung Thule. Erstmals wurden hier durch den Altgermanisten und Skandinavisten Felix Niedner (1859-1934) die mittelalterlichen isländisch-nordischen Sagaliteraturen, mythologischen Schriften der Edda sowie die poetischen Schriften der Skaldik in deutscher Übersetzung umfassend zusammengestellt.- 1. weißes Blatt jeweils mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag. Teils (14 Bände) mit wenigen kleinen marginalen handschriftlichen Anmerkungen.- 2 Innengelenke angeplatzt. Vereinzelt papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.- Beiliegend umfangreiche handschriftliche Sammlung an Stammbäumen zur vorliegenden Reihe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Peter Pan In Kensington Garden Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. 1st thus n.d. (1912) 126 pages. Large format 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall First printing of the large paper and extra-illustrated edition. With 50 tipped-in color plates, plus 12 full page line drawings and illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. 4to, original pale green buckram lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine and cover, in the RARE dustjacket. This copy comes with a playbill of a local production of Peter Pan starring Betty Bronson, the actress Barrie plucked from relative obscurity to play Peter in the 1924 silent-film adaptation. Condition: The Book is in VG condition. There is a little sun fading on the cover. The dust jacket has a little edgewear (please see photos.)

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        Livre des Mille Nuits et Une Nuit

      1912. (ARABIAN NIGHTS) MARDRUS, J.C. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et Une Nuit. Traduction Littérale et Complète du Texte Arabe par le Dr. J.C. Mardrus. Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1912-1919. Sixteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary half brown morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $3200.Limited edition of MardrusÂ’ colorful French translation of the Arabian Nights, very handsomely bound.The stories now known collectively as Alf Layla wa-Layla (One Thousand Nights and a Night)-the earliest manuscript of which dates from the 14th century-“have become part of the common heritage of Western and world literature” (Barron, Fantasy and Horror 2-4). Antoine Galland produced the first European translation of the Nights in the early 18th century, in French. His rendition “retained a strong hold on the affections of his countrymen, and it was not until the eve of the 20th century that a retranslation into French was attemptedÂ… MardrusÂ’ translation (which was really more of a loose adaptation) caught the literary mood of the timeÂ… [His] version of the Arabian tales was a belated product of fin-de-siècle taste, a portrait of a fantasy Orient, compounded of opium reveries, jeweled dissipation, lost paradises, melancholy opulence and odalisques pining in gilded cagesÂ… T.E. Lawrence [described] the Mardrus version as ‘Much the best version of the Nights in any language” (Irwin, 36-9). Comprises volumes from several identical limited editions, each limited to 75 sets printed on Holland paper and 25 sets printed on Japanese paper, released by the publisher between 1912 and 1919; this set is printed on Holland paper. Text in French. See Clute & Grant, 51. A beautiful set in fine condition.

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        Peter Pan Portfolio

      1912. (RACKHAM, Arthur). The Peter Pan Portfolio by Arthur Rackham, from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1912]. Elephant folio (measuring 19-1/2 by 21-1/2 inches), original three-quarter vellum laced at spine with later silk ribbon, green cloth boards, publisherÂ’s cardboard box. $18,000.First edition, one of only 500 copies signed by the publisher and the engraver. The only suite of RackhamÂ’s plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 beautiful folio color prints from RackhamÂ’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens mounted on card and matted.Published in 1912 to capitalize on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy, this portfolio contains 12 pictures considered to be RackhamÂ’s personal favorites from the 50 original plates he designed for BarrieÂ’s text. Of RackhamÂ’s designs Barrie wrote, “I like best of all the Serpentine with the fairies, and the Peter in his night-gown sitting in the tree. Next I would [sic] the flying Peters, the fairies going to the ball (as in the ‘tiffÂ’ and the fairy on cobweb)— the fairies sewing the leaves with their sense of fun (the gayest thing this) and your treatment of snow” (Ray). Perhaps BarrieÂ’s comments influenced RackhamÂ’s selection, as this portfolio includes all the images he mentioned. This edition was limited to 500 copies signed by the publishers, engravers and printers, numbered 101-600 (this copy is number 448); copies 1-100 were supposed to be signed on every plate by Rackham, but “Mr. Rackham advises that he signed only about twenty” (Latimore and Haskell, 39). The portfolio brought RackhamÂ’s work great public attention, “and ultimately spawned one fine new piece of music,” DebussyÂ’s “Les Fées Sont dÂ’Exquises Danceuses” (Hamilton, 97). With descriptive tissue guards. Originally issued as a gift book in 1906 with 50 color plates but in a much smaller quarto format. Riall, 113. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 329. Plates generally bright and fresh, with occasional light foxing. Interior with expert restoration to title page edges, leaves occasionally remargined at gutter, some mats expertly restored. Vellum with light wear to spine foot, minor bumping to extremities. Expert restoration to scarce original cardboard box. An extremely good copy.

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        RIPOSTES OF EZRA POUND. Whereto Are Appended The Complete Poetical Works Of T. E. Hulme With Prefatory Note.

      London: Stephen Swift and Co. 1912. First edition. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. PublisherÂ’s original grey cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board. Page edges untrimmed. A very good or better copy, the binding firm with a little bumping to the corners and toning to the spine. The contents are toned to the text block edge (due to the poor quality paper used in production) otherwise clean throughout. As with most authorÂ’s presentation copies of this title the adverts have been removed from the rear (said to have been removed by Pound after the failure of the publisher). Scarce in inscribed state. Inscribed by the author in black ink on the front free endpaper “To/ Frank Rummel / with the authorÂ’s friendship / 1913 / E.P.” The recipient Frank Morse Rummel was the brother of the composer Walter Morse Rummel, who was a friend and collaborator with Pound on Canzoni (1911), Hesternae Rosae (1913), and other works. [Gallup A8a]. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        La cité des eaux. Recueil d'épreuves de l'Artiste Charles JOUAS

      1912. 1912, In-folio relié demi maroquin noir à coins, filets à froid sur les plats (reliure de René KIEFFER, avec tampon et étiquette), dos à nerfs, tête dorée, gardes de papier marbré. Suite complète en épreuves d'artiste des 37 gravures avec remarques (petites gravures) des jardins de Versailles, toutes signées de Charles JOUAS. Elles sont toutes montées sur onglets , à grandes marges et ont toutes des remarques différentes dans la partie inférieure des marges. En début d'ouvrage, un dessin original signé en couleurs de Charles JOUAS représentant le Bassin d'Apollon, dans un encadrement à filets rouges et titre manuscrit rouge également. La couverture de l'ouvrage d' Henri de REGNIER a été ajoutée. Exemplaire unique, superbe qulité des gravures. Très bon état

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      1912. First Edition . Signed. WELLS, H.G. Marriage. London: Macmillan, 1912. Octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, top edge gilt. $2250.First edition of this novel, inscribed by Wells on the front free endpaper, ""R.A.G. from H.G."" Presented to and from the collection of Wells’ close friend and frequent scientific adviser, Sir Richard Arman Gregory.""The marriage in question is that of Marjorie Pope to Richard Trafford, a scientific researcher who dramatically enters her life when his plane crashes on a vicarage lawn. Marjorie's expensive tastes force Trafford to give up pure research and work in industry. Wealthy but unfulfilled, the couple eventually retreat to a hut in Labrador where Trafford is injured by a lynx, but Marjorie nurses him back to health and the two resolve to embark on a new way of life serving human progress. For this big, serious novel Wells had taken [Henry] James' advice and switched to the third person to increase perspective… James told Wells that the story was interesting, but it was the story of Wells' ongoing life and thought that interested him rather than those of the characters"" (Sherborne, 215-16). With eight pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. Hammond A8. Wells 46. Inscribed to noted British scientist and Wells' lifelong friend Sir Richard Arman Gregory. In Wells' first work of fiction, he dedicated the work to Gregory as his ""dearest friend."" The two met while students at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. They jointly authored a textbook, Honours Physiography, in 1891. Reportedly, Gregory was the one person with whom Wells never quarreled. A professor of astronomy, Gregory also possessed expertise in physics, chemistry and other disciplines; he wrote several textbooks and eventually assumed the editorship of the journal Nature, to which Wells frequently contributed. The author often turned to Gregory, and to the experts Gregory contacted on Wells' behalf, for insight and encouragement when writing his famous ""scientific romances."" After Wells' death, Gregory worked to establish the H.G. Wells Memorial to preserve public attention to his friend's body of work. Throughout his life Gregory was a passionate advocate for science—""It is necessary to believe in the holiness of scientific work,"" he once declared—and ""an optimist about man's future"" (Horrabin, in New Scientist, April 11, 1957).A clean, fresh, about-fine inscribed association copy.

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        Die Baukunst Konstantinopels.

      Berlin, [Wasmuth], 1912. - 2 vols. Elephant folio. 112 pp. 224 text illus. (some in colour), 204 plates (numbered 1-205, nos. 204-205 forming one double-page plate; 7 double-page; 2 coloured), showing photographs, measured drawings, ground plans, etc. Loose as issued in original board portfolio. First editon; rare. An important survey of the architecture of Constantinople, concentrating mainly on religious buildings. The extensive scope covers the major mosques of the Ottomans, as well as Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, Hagios Theodoros and the Byzantine land walls. The plates depict interior and exterior views, architectural details, street scenes, plans, and elevations. A panoramic and comprehensive overview of many centuries of architectural evolution in Istanbul. - Very scare, and virtually impossible to obtain: the last copy at Sothebys sold for

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        De Re Metallica

      1912. First Edition . Signed. (HOOVER, Herbert) AGRICOLA, Georgius. De Re Metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556. London: Mining Magazine, 1912. Folio (8-1/2 by 13 inches), original full vellum, uncut. $3800.First edition in English of this lavishly illustrated landmark scientific work, “one of the first technological books of modern times,” translated, with annotations, by the 31st President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, and his wife, inscribed ""To John F. Jackson with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover. Dec. 1950.""Hoover, a mining engineer before entering politics, annotated this edition; his wife, a former Latin teacher, was responsible for the bulk of the translation. Includes a life of Agricola, and an appendix of his works. One of an estimated 1476 copies printed (Norman 21). With reproductions of all 270 woodcut diagrams and illustrations included in the 1556 first Latin edition. Honneyman I, 36. Hoover 28. See Dibner, Heralds of Science 88 (1556 first edition). John Jackson was a linotypist who set several of Hoover's later works.Scattered light marginal dampstaining to text; original vellum bright, much nicer than usually seen. An extremely good copy.

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