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        Book of Woodcraft

      Doubleday Page 1912 - Included are two publisher brochures for this book, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Horton Colbert]
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        K'ossu embroidered 9th rank civil servant badge featuring paradise flycatcher

      China: , Ming & Qing Dynasties, c. 1391-1, 1912. China, Ming & Qing Dynasties, c. 1391-1912. 17" x 17". "At center, a blue-capped paradise flycatcher perches on two lanky legs, his outer tail feathers are pink graduating to red and his inner feathers are dotted with green. At top, five pink palette bats fly amongst stylized blue and teal clouds and a red sun disc symbolizing the Emperor. At the bottom are highly abstracted waves. Red peonies and cherry blossoms scattered throughout feature tightly balled Peking knot stamen. Light expected surface wear including isolated stain to bird’s chest. Embroidery measures 11” x 10.5” (visible), while framed to 17"" x 17"". Matted and framed behind glass, Very Fine condition.This embroidered Mandarin square, or rank badge, features back stitch and Peking knot or â€

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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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 be?nvloedden. 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 Bi?nnale van Veneti?.Prijs: ?975,- (incl. lijst).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        La pensée de l'humanité

      - L'édition moderne, Paris 1912, 14x23cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione Francese, Ely Halpérine-Kaminski. Binding metà marocco marrone con angoli, torna con cinque nervi e contenenti tracce di attrito, Golden Data coda marmorizzato piatti di carta, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copre conservato, dorato, firmato il tempo di legame Pierson. autografo prezioso firmato Ely Halpérine-Kaminski: "In un primo momento il presidente Raymond Poincaré nel fedele e rispettosa devozione ..." copia piacevole e raro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Ely Halpérine-Kaminski. Reliure en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos à cinq nerfs et comportant quelques traces de frottements, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Pierson. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Ely Halpérine-Kaminski : " Au cher Président Raymond Poincaré en fidèle et très respectueux dévouement..." Agréable et rare exemplaire.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Billy Popgun

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co, 1912. Limited numbered edition, 328 of 350. With colour frontispiece and 8 mounted colour plates with tissue guards, pictorial endpapers. 61, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original gilt lettered & decorated vellum-backed brown boards.; moderate edge wear and some soiling to spine. Limited numbered edition, 328 of 350. With colour frontispiece and 8 mounted colour plates with tissue guards, pictorial endpapers. 61, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Comic Almanack. First Series 1835-1843;Second Series 1844-1853

      Chatto & Windus, London 1912 - Two volumes. Limited edition in facsimile. Both volumes bound by Riviere & Son in full blue morocco boards, green morocco spines, with gilt centerpieces and double gilt fillet borders on the front and back boards, gilt titles and design on the spine, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt fillet on turn-ins, all edges gilt, blue marbled endpapers. Near fine with a very few tiny chips to the joints, spine ends and corners, else fine, very bright and fresh. Text pages are very clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Cowboy Detective: A True Story Of Twenty-Two Years With A World-Famous Detective Agency, Giving The True Facts Of The Bloody Coeur D'alene Labor Riots, And The Many Ups And Downs Of The Author Throughout The United States, Alaska, British Columbia And Old Mexico, Also Exciting Scenes Among The Moonshiners Of Kentucky And Virginia

      Chicago: W. B. Conkey, 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Plates. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 519 Pp. Red Cloth, Gilt, With Numerous Plates And Double Page Plates. Cloth Worn, Gilt All Present And Clear, Fraying At Corners, Front Endpaper Intact, Rear Hinge Beginning To Crack, Hinge Cracked Internally Within Text. This Example Inscribed "To My Friend Charlton E. Ames With Compliments Of The Author, Chas. A Siringo / Hollywood, Calif. / June 18Th, 1925", And With Several Handwritten Corrections Of Disguised Names By Siringo Within The Text, Including "Pinkerton" For "Dickinson" At P. 11, "Tom Horn" For "Tim Corn" In The Photo Facing P. 234, And "Jas. Mcparland" For "Jas. Mccartney" In The Photo Facing P. 514.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Ein Dokument zur Erinnerung an die schwere Zeit die am 13.2.1945 über Dresden kam. Reinhardsgrimma 24.9.1950. Mappe mit 10 Aquarellen und farbigen Zeichnungen mit Motiven des zerbombten Dresden. Motive: Dreikönigskirche i.d. Neustadt; Der Altmarkt jetzt ein freier Platz; Trümmer im Schlosshof; Ausgebrannte Kirche; Das zertrümmerte Palais der Gräfin Cosel; Blick auf Dresden von der Neustadt nach dem Angriff; Ein letztes Stück der Frauenkirche; Blick vom Turm der Kreuzkirche nach d. Postplatz; Die Sofienkirche; Das berühmte Haus des Goldschmiedes Dinglinger.

      - 45,5 x 35 cm Leinen-Mappe, auf Innendeckel beschrieben, signiert und datiert. Richard Pusch (geb. 1912 Dresden, gest. 1997) lebte und arbeitete als freischaffender Künstler in Dresden und später nach der Zerstörung der Stadt in Reinhardtsgrimma (Osterzgebirge). Sein künstlerisches Hauptwerk sind expressive Aquarelle mit vorwiegend landschaftlichen Motiven. Diese Mappe ist eine Aufarbeitung der Eindrücke von der Zerstörung seiner Heimatstadt Dresden, in der Pusch durch die Bombardierung sein Atelier und den größten Teil seines Werkes verlor. Pusch fertigte unmittelbar im Februar 1945 Skizzen und setzte diese fünf Jahre später u.a. in diesen Bildzyklus um. Alle Blätter sind auf Karton montiert und außerhalb der Darstellung von Pusch signiert, datiert und bezeichnet. Sprache: Deutsch 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Martin Koenitz]
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        The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Include The Bells, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, Dreams, etc. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      New York: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. (1912). First Dulac Illustrated Edition. Quarto. Bound in recent black half morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spine, marbled boards. Publisher's original blue and black embossed upper board with gilt titles bound in at rear, decorative original bell motifs end papers bound to front. Illustrated with 28 colour plates and several sepia tinted headpieces. One plate, Olalume, with a small waterstain, marginal only, to inner upper corner. A handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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      Hodder and Stoughton/George H. Doran Company, New York 1912 - Octavo, cloth. The first of the Professor Challenger stories. Illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll and five by Maple White. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-31. Bleiler: Science Fiction: The Early Years, #612. Cawthorn & Moorcock: Fantasy: The 100 Best Books #27. A just about fine copy, mild dustiness to edges, small vertical crease at spine (binding flaw?), touch of rubbing to spine ends, small stain to lower rear panel. An attractive copy. (8825) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Sea and the Jungle

      London: Duckworth & Co., (1912). First edition, first issue with the 6 typographic errors subsenquently corrected. original green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. In custom half red morocco over cloth slipcase, and red cloth chemise. With two bdecorative ookplates on front pastedown, one of John C. Eckel, noted Dickens bibliographe. Fine. Quarto. Frontispiece illustration The author's first book 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.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Root and Branch. A Seasonal of the Arts. Edited by. Volume 1. (Parts 1-4).

      The Pear Tree Press Bognor Regis 1912 - Tall slim 8vo. DW. Brown paper covered illustrated boards, with lighter brown linen backstrip. Art Nouveau design to upper board. b&w drawings by a variety of artists. 66pp. Boards are a little worn, corners lightly bumped. From the library of R. George Thomas with his ownership signature to front endpaper + a previous owner's signature to same page. Inner hinge is cracked but contents are sound, with occasional signs of browning and a few pages lightly creased, vertically. Original glassine wrapper present, but worn and chipped and lacks large portion from rear cover, which is tucked inside the book at rear. VG. A lovely copy of this rare volume. Originally published in 8 parts, these are the first four books in one volume. Poetry and prose from Edward Thomas, W.H. Davies, Walter de la Mare and others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        The Life of Swinburne.

      London: Privately printed at the Chiswick Press,, 1912. With a letter on Swinburne at Eton by Lord Redesdale. Octavo. Original blue boards, title label to spine. With the unprinted dust jacket. Tissue guard laid in at title page. A fine copy, with the dust jacket chipped and torn around the edges, and with a few small holes to rear panel. First edition, copy 3 of only 50 copies printed, presentation copy inscribed "W. F. Prideaux from E. G. August 1912", with the unprinted dust jacket also numbered 3 in pencil. This is the first appearance of the first biography of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) penned by fellow-poet and friend Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928), who would go on to edit Swinburne's works and letters. The biography was written for inclusion in the Dictionary of National Biography, but this tiny privately printed edition constitutes its rare first appearance. The last time a copy appeared at auction was in 1994 - we can moreover trace no auction record mentioning the dust jacket. The recipient of this presentation copy was Colonel William Francis Prideaux (1840-1914), Companion of the Star of India, who spent his life in military and political service in India and the Middle East, also pursuing archaeological interests and donating his collection to the British Museum. It was in his role as bibliographer that he most likely became acquainted with the great literary impressario Gosse, producing bibliographies of Edward Fitzgerald, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Prideaux has in turn inscribed the book, only two months later, to poet Edward Henry Blakeney (1869-1955), who was Assistant Master at Winchester College 1918-30, and Lecturer in English Literature at Southampton University 1929-31. He was a friend of A. E. Housman, produced several volumes of poetry and published editions and translations of many classical Latin and Greek texts, as well as editions of Milton.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Comic Almanack. First Series 1835-1843;Second Series 1844-1853

      London: Chatto & Windus. 1912. Two volumes. Limited edition in facsimile. Both volumes bound by Riviere & Son in full blue morocco boards, green morocco spines, with gilt centerpieces and double gilt fillet borders on the front and back boards, gilt titles and design on the spine, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, gilt fillet on turn-ins, all edges gilt, blue marbled endpapers. Near fine with a very few tiny chips to the joints, spine ends and corners, else fine, very bright and fresh. Text pages are very clean and tight. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Flagons and apples

      Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing, 1912. First edition of the author's first book; small 8vo, pp. [8], 5-46; very good copy in original crem cloth-backed paper-covered boards, printed paper labels on upper cover and spine. This is Jeffers's first book. 500 were printed. Alberts 13.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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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. .

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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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jim's Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        Oeuvres de Arthur Rimbaud

      Paris, Mercure de France 1912 - 20.5x3.2x14.3 cm Edition tirée à seulement 25 exemplaires sur papier Vélin. Collection de poèmes et proses tirés de manuscrits originaux et de la première édition du poète internationalement reconnu Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), avec une préface de Paul Claudel (1868-1955), un célèbre poète et dramaturge français. Langue : français. Couverture rigide a moitié en cuir. Edition deluxe avec 4 nerfs sur le dos, et dont la reliure est légèrement usée. Bonne condition générale. Edition of only 25 copies on Velin paper.Collection of poems and proses taken from original manuscripts and first editions by the french master Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), with a preface by Paul Claudel (1868–1955), famous french poet and dramatist. Language: french. Half leather hardback cover. Luxury edition with four nerves on spine, very lightly worn. Cover lightly worn and edgeworn. Good overall conditions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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