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        A Son of the Sun

      Doubleday, Page & Co 1912 Garden City - [i-viii], [1-2], [3]-333 pages with frontispiece and three other black and white illustrations. Small Octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2"). Illustrated by A O Fischer and C W Ashley. Bound in original publisher's steel-blue cloth with light blue lettering to cover and spine, cover illustrated embossed ship with white sales and orange trim, surrounded by gray clouds.Signed processed check drawn on The Merchants National Bank of San Francisco, dated 1909 to Frank E Davis Fish Company for $37.55 in London's hand laid in. [BAL 11937] [Sissons & Martens 63] First edition, First issue. This volume, like Smoke Bellew, is divided into chapters, possibly explaining why it has been variously characterized as "a Polynesian novel," "a Melanesian novel," and "a collection of short stories. Condition: Shelf wear, corners bumped, spine ends and corners moderately rubbed, lightly soiled. A very good copy lacking dust jacket. Check in very good condition with perforated cancellation to check. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente

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

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        Four rare offprints, including one presentation copy, by PAVLOV from the Norman library.

      1912. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I. Inhibition interne en tant que fonction des deux hemispheres. Offprint from: Livre jubilaire du Professeur Cli. Richet (1912). [Paris: L. Maretheux (1912)]. 8vo (273 x 188 mm). 6 leaves, [1] 2-10, [2] pp., last leaf blank. Original plain wrappers. Presentation inscription from the author on front wrapper "Mit besten Grüssen"; ink shelfmark on first leaf. Some browning, small edge defects, creased from folding, otherwise fine. II. Die besondere Labilität der inneren Hemmung bedingter Reflexe. Offprint from: Berliner klinische Wochenschrift (1914), 11. Berlin: August Hirschwald, [1914]. 8vo (211 x 138 mm). 2 leaves, [1] 2-4 pp. Original tan printed wrappers. Ink shelfmark on front wrapper. III. "Innere Hemmung" der bedingten Reflexe und der Schlaf - ein und derselbe Prozess. Offprint from: Skandinavisches Archiv für Physiologie, 44 (1923). Berlin & Leipzig: Walter de Gruyter, 1923. 8vo (224 x 148 mm). 9 leaves, [2] 43-58 pp. Original printed self-wrappers. Ink shelfmark on front wrapper. IV. Die Charakteristik der Rindenmasse der Grosshirnhemisphären, vom Standpunkte der Erregbarkeitsveränderungen ihrer einzelnen Punkte. Offprint from: Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie 13 (1923). Zürich: Orrell Füssli, 1923. 8vo (246 x 173 mm). 5 leaves, 567-576 pp. Original white printed wrappers. Ink shelf mark on front wrapper. Provenance: all four prints from the library of Rudolph Magnus (with his name stamps on front wrappers) and the Pharmacologisch Instituut, Rijks Universiteit Utrecht (with stamps on front wrappers). All four offprints housed in a brown cloth backed custom folder with ex-libris of H F. Norman M D on inner cover. ----Norman 1668, 1669, 1670, 1672 (these copies). FIRST EDITION, offprint issues. Rudolf Magnus (1873-1927) was a German physiologist who is best known for his studies of physiology of posture (see Garrison-M. 661 and 663.1). Pavlov received the 1904 Nobel Prize in physiology / medicine for his studies of the physiology of digestion, which revealed the part that the nervous system plays in controlling digestive secretions. Most of Pavlov's later scientific career was devoted to the physiology of the brain and of higher nervous activity. "In conducting his researches, Pavlov introduced the method of long-term or continuous experimentation, which - in contrast with traditional vivisectional methods - allowed him to study the operation of physiological processes in healthy animals under normal conditions over extended periods of time. His investigations of the nervous system's role in digestion led him to explore the phenomenon of "psychic" stimulation; i.e., salivary secretion prompted by the sight or smell of food rather than by direct contact. In Pavlov's hands this became a powerful tool for investigating the functions of the cerebral cortex and the physiology of behavior. The most famous outcome of his researches is, of course, the artificial conditioned reflex, in which physiological processes such as salivation are arbitrarily associated with stimuli such as the ringing of a bell." (Magill, The Nobel Prize Winners: Physiology or Medicine, pp 61-68). Very Good.

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        Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst. Neue Folge Beiblätter u. Beil.: Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst: Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst; Beiblätter u. Beil.: Kunstchronik; Beiblätter u. Beil.: Kunstchronik und Kunstliteratur; Beiblätter u. Beil.: Kunstchronik und Kunstmarkt; Beiblätter u. Beil.: Kunstgewerbeblatt

      Leipzig : Seemann, 1912 - IV, 312 S., 33 cm Zustand: Lederrücken- und Ecken, Bezugspapier in Lederoptik, Einband deutliche beschabt, Bindung fest, Papier teils leicht altersfleckig, gebräunt --- Inhalt: Mit Originalradierungen /-lithos von Joseph Uhl, Ferdinand Hodler (Gravüre), Jennny von Bary-coussin (Gravüre), Marcus Behmer, Wilhelm Gallhof, Walter Zeising, Walter Kühne, Hans Meid, Rudolf Großmann, Ferdinand Steiniger, Bruno Heroux (2 OLithographien), Peter Halm (Radierung eines Gemäldes), Hubert Wilm 2x, Hermann Struck, Hermann Hirzel, Wilhelm Wieger (OLithographie), Giovanni Bellini (Gravüre), Max Roeder M5-1#Elisabeth*** Hinweise: Eine ordentliche Rechnung liegt der Sendung in jedem Fall bei. ** Paypal: der Bezahl-Link kommt spätestens abends per Mail, Versand auf Rechnung ist nur bei institutionellen Kunden möglich*** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2300 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Venise

      first edition on the current paper.Publishers'binding with full cream canvas, dumb smooth spine label and glued a picture on the first full flat of his clasp and his band.Iconography, a newspaper clipping and a postcard of Millet's Angelus joined.Nice copy. Société des amis des livres Paris 1912 21x29,5cm en feuilles sous chemise et étui

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        The Arabian Nights

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd,, 1912. Octavo, (244 x 180 mm). Contemporary green crushed half morocco by Bayntun, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, raised gilt bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original cloth backstrip and sides bound in at rear. Colour frontispiece, 18 colour plates, all pasted on brown card with captioned tissue guards, with black and white illustrations to text. Spine toned, light bumps and rubbing to tips, an excellent copy. First René Bull edition, first impression. Only six copies are listed world-wide on OCLC, with three sales listed at auction. A handsomely bound copy of this finely illustrated book.

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        Vie de Mélanie bergère de la Salette écrite par elle-même en 1900 - Son enfance (1831-1846)

      First editionHandsome autograph insciption from Léon Bloy to the painter Georges Rouault: "Rien pour son art - Il n'y a pas de caricature".Spine reinforced with some filled in lacks, a tear repaired to the half title page,the one with the inscription.This copy has a chemise an slipcase of full black morocco over marbled paper boards, lined with sheep.Rouault fait la connaissance de Léon Bloy en 1904 par l'intermédiaire d'une de ses oeuvres: « On m'apprend que le peintre Georges Rouault, élève de Gustave Moreau, s'est passionné pour moi. Ayant trouvé chez son maître "La Femme pauvre"..., ce livre l'a mordu au coeur, blessé incurablement » (Journal de L. Bloy, 16 mars 1904). Naît alors une indéfectible amitié entre les deux artistes. Cependant lorsqu'en 1905 Rouault expose au Salon d'Automne "Monsieur et Madame Poulot" inspiré du roman de Bloy, la réaction de celui-ci est violente: « ... Cet artiste qu'on croyait capable de peindre des séraphins, semble ne plus concevoir que d'atroces et vengeresses caricatures. L'infamie bourgeoise opère en lui une si violente répercussion d'horreur que son art paraît blessé à mort. Il a voulu faire mes Poulot personnages de "La Femme Pauvre". À aucun prix je ne veux de cette illustration. Il s'agissait de faire ce qu'il y a de plus tragique : deux bourgeois, mâle et femelle, complets : candides, pacifiques, miséricordieux et sages à mettre l'écume de la peur à la bouche des chevaux des constellations. Il a fait deux assassins de petite banlieue. » Nul mieux que Raïssa Maritain ne sut décrire l'amitié complexe qui unit le jeune peintre et le vieil écrivain, analysant à la fois "la raison profonde de leur dissentiment" en citant une lettre de Bloy à Rouault de 1907 : « Vous êtes attiré par le laid exclusivement. " comme leur "admiration" qu'elle explique par "la vive foi de l'un et de l'autre, (...) l'élévation et la rigueur de leur conscience d'artistes". "Combien de fois - écrit-elle - dans les années qui ont suivi, n'avons-nous pas vu Rouault chez Bloy, debout, appuyé contre le mur, un léger sourire sur ses lèvres closes, le regard au loin, le visage apparemment impassible, mais d'une pâleur qui allait s'accentuant lorsque la question de la peinture moderne était abordée. Rouault pâlissait, mais gardait jusqu'au bout un silence héroïque. Et toujours, malgré cette irréductible opposition sur la question même de son art, il est resté fidèle à Léon Bloy. On eût dit qu'il venait chercher chez Bloy les accusations mêmes qui tourmentaient en lui ce qu'il avait de plus cher, - non pour les soumettre à une discussion quelconque, mais pour éprouver contre elles la force de l'instinct qui l'entraînait vers l'inconnu et qui devait triompher de tout obstacle." ("A l'aube de nouvelles amitiés" in La Nouvelle Relève, octobre 1941)C'est le même Léon Bloy, respectueux mais immuablement critique à l'égard de son jeune ami, qui lui dédicace ce portrait d'une sainte, cette élégie de la beauté qu'il ne saura jamais percevoir dans l'oeuvre de Rouault. Mercure de France Paris 1912 12x19cm broché

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        Illustrated History of New Mexico

      New Mexican Printing Co., Santa Fe 1912 - Lg. heavy 8vo. Original blind embossed purple boards with mild fading to spine. Gilt title on ft. bd. still very bright; gilt spine title still quite legible. Slight wear at corners and bd. edges, otherwise, except for spine fade, the boards are unmarred. Hinges tight, marbled eps. with errata sheet affixed to ft. pastedown. Very mild age toning, no foxing. Mylar cover. The volume is protected in a dark blue slipcase. pp. 812 Santa Fe Attorney Benjamin Read originally wrote this extensive history in Spanish. He subsequently published this revised English edition in 1912, printed by the same folks who published the daily newspaper, The New Mexican. It was an edition of only 500 copies, this being no. 194. Apparently, it remained in his possession for a while because beneath the limitation statement there is an ink stamp with the author's name and location. He subsequently presented the book to Professor Herbert Bolton, a well-known scholar of the southwest. On the third ffep., above the author's picture, is a two line hand-written presentation note: "For Prof. Herbert E. Bolton/Compliments of the author." In addition, included in the prelims but not attached is a two page hand-written letter in Spanish to the Author from his son dated 2/20/12 in Pueblo, CO. A really nice copy of a scarce volume with an interesting provenance. Howes R-90, Graff 3430, Rader 2765 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      München und Leipzig, Georg Müller und Hans von Weber, (-13) 1912 - 8°. 264, 252, 188, 238, 227 Seiten. Orig. rotes Maroquin mit grünen Rückenschildchen, reicher Rückenvergoldung, Goldbordüre auf Deckeln, Kopfgoldschnitt. Nicht bei Rodenberg. - Faksimile der berühmten Boccaccio-Ausgabe. "Von dieser Ausgabe wurden 100 Exemplare für die Mitglieder der Vereinigung 'Die Hundert' auf Velin von Van Gelder mit dem Hundertzeichen, weitere 100 Exemplare auf gleichem Velin mit dem Wasserzeichen "Boccaccio" für die Luxusausgabe abegezogen." Vorliegendes Exemplar ist Nr. 42 der Luxusausgabe. - Rücken von Bd. 1 und Teil des hinteren Deckel etwas verblasst, Kratzer auf Vorderedeckel von Bd. 4.

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        The Justice and the Duke - Signed and inscribed with ALS

      Stanley Paul, 1912 Signed and inscribed by the author on the day of publication and complete with ALS A first edition, first printing published by Stanley Paul and Co. in 1912. A very good+ book with strong gilt on the spine and on the front board. Some foxing to the pages and a little to the edges. Rough cut (deckl) edges to the page. SIGNED to J R Pryor from Rafael Sabatini May 1912 on the page prior to the first page of text. Some bumping to the corners and some rubbing to the edges. Light paper residue to ffep. Complete with an ALS from Sabatini, explaining that the book was only published one day prior to the inscription. From his address in Battersea Park and dated by Sabatini.

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        [Op. 6 nos. 2-8]. Acht Lieder für eine Singstimme und Klavier... Op. 6 [Nos. 2-8, lacking no. 1]. [Piano-vocal scores]...

      Berlin: Verlag Dreililien [PNs 602-08], [1907, 1912]. 7 volumes. Folio. All on watermarked laid paper of C.G. Röder (with the exception of no. 8). No. 2. Alles. Text by Richard Dehmel (1863-1920). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 3. Mädchenlied. Text by Paul Remer (1867-1943). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp No. 4. Verlassen. Text by Hermann Conradi (1862-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-7, [8] (catalogue) pp. No. 5. Ghasel. Text by Gottfried Keller (1819-1890). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 6. Am Wegrand. Text by John Henry Mackay (1864-1933). [1] (title), 2-5, [6] (catalogue) pp No. 7. Lockung. Text by Kurt Arm (pseud. Hans Fischer, 1869-1945). 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 3-5, [6] (catalogue) pp. No. 8. Der Wanderer. Text by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). [1] (title), 2-7, [8] (catalogue) pp. With the signature of the German soprano Helene Orthmann (fl. 1920s-30s) to title of No. 4, Verlassen. Together with: A later issue of No. 3 with title printed in black only and without catalogue, lacking wrappers, and a later issue of no. 8 with title and catalogue printed in black, catalogue to verso of final leaf listing opp. 1-4 and 6-7, Universal wrappers and imprint and lower wrapper dated XI. [November] 1912. Some wrappers worn and detached. Some signs of wear, soiling and browning; occasional markings and distributor's stamps. First Edition, first issues of nos. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 with original publisher's wrappers printed in red; nos. 4 and 5 are later issues, in Universal-Edition wrappers and with their imprint and dating to lower wrappers III. [March] and XI. [November] 1912. Title and publisher's catalogue to verso of last leaves of nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-3 printed in red; title of no. 5 printed in black with publisher's catalogue to last page listing Schoenberg's opp. 1-4 and 6-7 also printed in black. Rufer (Engl.) p. 26. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 3-7....

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        Las mejores naranjas, limas y limones (Corresponde al boletín Nº 67 de la Estación Agrícola Central.) / Estación Agrícola Experimental de Río Verde, San Luis Potosí. (Corresponde al boletín Nº 3 de la Estación Dos libros en uno.

      - Las mejores naranjas, limas y limones (Corresponde al boletín Nº 67 de la Estación Agrícola Central.) / Estación Agrícola Experimental de Río Verde, San Luis Potosí. (Corresponde al boletín Nº 3 de la Estación Agrícola).México, Imprenta y fitotipia de la Secretaría de Fomento-Dirección de Agricultura. 1912 y 1909 respectivamente.Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y cartoné. Con nervios. Está ligeramente fatigado de las orillas de las pastas. Con una gran variedad de fotografías e ilustraciones a través de ambos libros. 72 y 142 p. respectivamente. El libro 2 contiene un mapa grande plegado al final del libro. (22 x 16.5). Peso: 760 grs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'âme de Napoléon

      Mercure de France. First edition, a first issue copy numbered in the press; there were only 3 large paper copies on Japan and 27 on Hollande paper. Autograph inscription signed by Léon Bloy to a close friend "...ce livre d'un vieux pauvre pour agrandir les coeurs [... this book from a poor old man to make hearts a little bigger]."One small insignificant stain to head of upper cover, a very good copy. Mercure de France Paris 1912 12x19cm broché

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Variabilita e Mutabilita contributo allo studio delle distribuzioni e delle relazioni statistiche.

      Bologna: Tipografia di Paolo Cuppini, 1912. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (248 x 170 mm). [2], iii [1], 158 [2] pp. Original printed wrappers (spine ends with tears at folds, some marginal browning), untrimmed and partially unopened. Internally little age toned only. Fine unmarked and unstained copy.FIRST EDITION, exceptionally rare. The Gini coefficient (also known as the Gini index or Gini ratio) is a measure of statistical dispersion developed by the Italian statistician and sociologist Corrado Gini and published in his 1912 monograph Variabilità e mutabilità (Variability and Mutability). The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has an exactly equal income). A Gini coefficient of one (100 on the percentile scale) expresses maximal inequality among values (for example where only one person has all the income). It has found application in the study of inequalities in disciplines as diverse as sociology, economics, health science, ecology, chemistry, engineering and agriculture. It is commonly used as a measure of inequality of income or wealth. Worldwide, Gini coefficients for income range from approximately 0.23 (Sweden) to 0.70 (Namibia) although not every country has been assessed. Reprinted in Memorie di metodologica statistica (Ed. Pizetti E, Salvemini, T). Rome: Libreria Eredi Virgilio Veschi (1955). Near Fine.

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        The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette".

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (vii)319. With photographic portrait frontispiece of members of the expedition, plates and map. Elegantly hand-bound in full dark blue oasis morocco leather with gilt titles and raised bands to spine; original cover preserved at rear. Top edge gilt. Internally very clean. A fine copy in attractive recent binding. The first Challenger novel, in which our hero travels to a Lost World in the Amazon forest where dinosaurs, Pterodactyls and ape men could still exist. Green & Gibson A37. Also Bleiler; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction.

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        Grafik *Motiv 7 / 1967* - Aquatintaradierung in 2 Farben, signiert und nummeriert.

      Nummerierte Aquatintaradierung Emil Schumachers (*1912 - 1999) in einer Auflage von 120 Exemplaren ( hier die Nummer 51 ), rechts unten von Schumacher handschriftlich signiert. Bildgröße 28 x 39 cm / Breitrandiges Exemplar, Blattgröße 53 x 70 cm. Mit beiliegendem Editionszettel *Grafik des Monats* mit bibliographischen Angaben zu Emil Schumacher. Das Blatt am Außenrand mit kleiner Beschädigung sowie einer Knickfalte. Insgesamt aber gut erhalten.

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        La guerre des boutons

      Mercure de France. First edition, a first impression copy numbered in the press, the only printing with 19 on Hollande paper. Modern Bradel binding in half ochre cloth over marbled paper boards, spine with central gilt fleuron, double fillet to foot, navy blue morocco title piece. Autograph inscription from Louis Pergaud to Louis Chaffurin.An infinitesimal marginal lack to head of half title, as well as a faint dampstain stretching along the subsequent pages. Mercure de France Paris 1912 11,5x18cm relié

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        La marche à l'étoile

      Edition printed on Alfa paper.Binding half navy blue morocco, spine with five nerves, marbled paper plates, guards and sky blue contreplats, wrappers and back preserved and bound in (isolated back and slightly faded, stains on boards), gilded head, binding signed P. Goy & C. Vilaine.Signed autograph Albert in London The dispatch of Le Havre.Copy pleasantly established. Sansot & Cie Paris 1912 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        "Capsuimun", Barker Road, The Peak - The Holyoak Family Photograph Album....

      1909- 1912. 131 black and white photographs in leather covered album. 34.5 x 28cm. Photographs vary in size between approximately 24 x 29cm to the very smallest, 3.6 x 6cm, with most of the photographs in between. Some photographs have been removed, one leaf loose. A few photographs with captions in red pencil. A number of photographs have been tightly cropped around the main subject of the image and many have a border in coloured crayon. Photograph of the parade ground is a little faded, otherwise the photographs are in good condition some showing a little silvering. From the collection of Hong Kong artist, author, historian and collector, Arthur Hacker. At first glance this oblong leather personal photograph album does not appear to be particularly special, however on closer examination and with the addition of the loosely inserted 12 page typescript story of the album it comes to life. The album shows family photographs of the Holyoak family of "Capsuimun", Barker Road, The Peak. The photographs are mainly of family interest and show two weddings, a handsome photograph of the Parade Ground, the family twin girls at play at home and at the beach, The Hon. Percy Hobson Holyoak in his office and in his regalia, Mrs Holyoak with her daughters and pet dog and the family being transported by sedan chair. However towards the end of the album there are ten pages of photographs - 29 images in all - which record the exterior (6 photographs) and the interior (23 photographs) of "Capsuimun" the gracious Peak residence of this successful family. These interior photographs, which show the furnishings and decorations of their residence "Capsuimun", offer an unusual picture of the Edwardian home of a well-to-do European family in Hong Kong at the time. The photograph album is greatly enhanced by the 1650 word piece by Charles Lanyon entitled "The Mystery of Capsuimun" which is loosely inserted. Well written and entertaining Charles Lanyon tells the story of how he chanced upon this initially rather unprepossessing album in an antique shop (unfortunately he doesn't say when or where but likely in the United Kingdom) and how he went about identifying who the house and family were. Many trips on the Peak Tram insured as he attempted to identify the house. However thanks to Charles Lanyon we know that the album was the property of the family of The Honourable Percy Hobson Holyoak, one time member of the Hong Kong Legislative and Executive Councils, a partner with Reiss Brothers and later the founder of Holyoak, Massey & Co and Chairman of Union Insurance Company of Canton, the Hongkong and Macao Steamship Company, the court of the Directors of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank... to quote Lanyon "In fact there seems to be very little he was not chairman of: the Chamber of Commerce (five times), the Hong Kong Club, the Victoria Recreation Club - the list is endless." (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156774)....

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        La Normandie : projet de carton pour la tapisserie de la manufacture des Gobelins. Étude 4

      Encre sur papier. Original ink drawing. Several sketches on a letter folded in half. Signature stamp of the artist's signature in the lower right corner of the work, and signature stamp of the workshop at the back. Louis Anquetin, through his friendship with the art critic Gustave Geoffroy who was appointed director of the National Manufactures, received three orders for cartons Gobelins, the "Burgundy" in 1911, a carpet "Swans" and in 1912 " Normandy "tapestry. A trace of center fold, otherwise good condition. Provenance: the artist's studio, referenced to catalog Atelier Louis Anquetin (Thierry de Maigret, 28/11/08). Louis Anquetin, Étrépagny born in 1861 and died in Paris in 1932, is an important French painter. He began his career with avant-garde artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. With Émile Bernard, he is the inventor of Cloisonnisme. From 1884 to 1893, Louis Anquetin continues to explore new opportunities introduced by the release of Impressionism in French painting. From 1893, after a long confrontation with the "old masters", he adopts a bias pictorial that will line the general art movement, and take away from his friends. Dazzled by the baroque art and its creative force, so he thinks his childhood friends were involved in a pathway leading to the death of painting. He believes in a "perfect painting" which is embodied in the re-remember the lessons of Michelangelo and Rubens among others. His work becomes more conventional, he advocated a return to business by offering to reflect on the a priori conditions of any possible form of art in accordance with the rules of perspective and anatomy, as practiced by the masters the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Leaving only a few works that can be described as monumental, Anquetin turns prolific with its many studies and sketches, who considered that the design was "a very powerful means of expression" compulsory foundation of all arts plastics. Working voluntarily countdown of his time, Louis Anquetin made possible the existence of an original modern figuration. By his obstinacy and his passion for painting, he has indeed prevented is completely closed the way to the great Western tradition. You can admire his works in many prestigious museums such as the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre in Paris, San Francisco and Detroit, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery and the Tate London, etc.. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Encre sur papier 1912-1913 14 x 21,5 cm

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        NATURE'S HARMONIC UNITY: A Treatise on Its Relation to Proportional Form

      New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 327 p. Edited by C. Arthur Coan, LL.B. With 302 illustrations by the author. The mathematical analysis by the editor. A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and the arts and sciences, this well-illustrated volume amply demonstrates how a design's geometrical construction can captivate both the eye and the mind. Flowers, shells, and other natural organisms appear here, along with artistic creations, in a mathematical study of the similarity of their constructive principles. These principles, in turn, are the fundamental elements by which nature creates harmony. Colman (1832-1920), a prominent member of the Hudson River School of painters, was also a teacher and associate of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. The contents are slightly shaken. Some general minor dust staining to the top edge. The spine is darkened a touch, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; else about very good.

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        La bohême et mon coeur

      S.n.. first edition of the second book of the author.Bound in half red morocco, spine slightly discolored with five nerves decorated with black boxes, golden tail date a little bit split head, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head signed binding Alix.Precious autograph signed by Francis Carco: "A tribute to Charles Maurras vivid literary sympathy."Our copy has two handwritten corrections Francis Carco pages 62 and 66.Nice copy pleasantly established.  S.n. Paris 1912 12,5x19,5cm relié

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        The Lost World. Being an Account of the Recent Amazing Adventures of Prefessor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette."

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. First Edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on label. Octavo. pp. vii, 319. With 5 monochrome plates featuring illustrations of dinosaurs and landscapes. Also featuring the clipped signature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle affixed to the front pastedown. In maroon morocco leather binding of W. Perkins Bull, K.C., a notable Canadian book collector. Gilt titles to spine and gilt flower medallion stamped to front board. Top edge gilt. Binding loose between frontispiece and title page. Spine has seen some wear, with a small tear and some slight flaking. Occasional foxing, mainly to prelims. Professor George Edward Challenger leads a return expedition to a plateau in the Amazon rain forest, where dinosaurs, Cave Men, and other prehistoric creatures are found to be co-existing, cut off from the rest of the world.

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        Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Röntgenstrahlen. Vorgelegt am 8. Juni 1912. / Eine quantitative Prüfung der Theorie für die Interferenz-Erscheinungen bei Röntgenstrahlen. Vorgelegt am 6. Juli 1912.

      München: Verl. d. Königl. Bayer. Akad. d. Wiss. 1912. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. In: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse, 1912, pp. 303-322 and 363-373. München: Verl. d. Königl. Bayer. Akad. d. Wiss., 1912. Large 12mo (220x142 mm). With 3 line block diagrams in text and 5 collotype plates (stiff plates mounted on studs with white gaffer tape not affecting images). Whole volume: iv, 80, 620 pp., 11 plates and tables (2 folding). Contemporary half-cloth with shelf-mark to spine, general title page with 3 library stamps. Internally little age-toned (outer margins a bit stronger). Provenance: Institut für theoretische Physik, Frankfurt am Main. ----PMM 406a; Norman 1283 (offprint); D.S.B. VIII, p.50. - FIRST EDITION. - Laue's Nobel Prize-winning report of "one of the most beautiful discoveries in physics" (Einstein). X-rays had been in wide use for years before their exact nature was elucidated by Laue, Max Planck's principal assistant and close colleague. "In the spring of 1912, Laue had the crucial idea of sending X-rays through crystals. At this time scientists were very far from having proven the supposition that the radiation that Roentgen had discovered in 1895 actually consisted of very short electromagnetic waves. Similarly, the physical composition of crystals was in dispute, although it was frequently stated that a regular structure of atoms was the characteristic property of crystals. Laue argued that if these suppositions were correct, then the behavior of X-ray radiation upon penetrating a crystal should be approximately the same as that of light upon striking a diffraction grating" (D.S.B.), an instrument used for calculating the wavelengths of light, inapplicable to X-rays because their wavelength is too short. An associate, Walter Friedrich, and Laue's student Paul Knipping began experimenting along these lines on April 12, 1912, and succeeded in producing a regular pattern of dark points on a photographic plate placed behind a copper sulfate cyrstal which had been bombarded with X-rays. Laue's second paper contains his complicated mathematical explanation of the effect, later known as the Laue-Friedrich-Knipping phenomenon. His discoveries earned Laue the Nobel Prize in physics for 1914. This is the exceedingly rare journal issue, actually much rarer than the offprints (the last 5 copies at auction in the past 30 years have all been offprints issues). The rarity can be explained not only by the low print-run of the journal, but also of its local character and low distribution level, with public libraries being the common subscribers. Very Good.

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        Thermodynamische Begründung des photochemischen Äquivalentgesetzes. [With:] Nachtrag zu meiner Arbeit: Thermodynamische Begründung des photochemischen Äquivalentgesetzes.

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1912. First edition, extremely rare author's presentation offprints (with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' (Presented by the Author) printed on front wrappers), and the copies of Einstein's son Hans Albert, of Einstein's formulation of the photochemical equivalence law. This is a fundamental principle relating to chemical reactions induced by light, which states that for every quantum of radiation (photon) absorbed, one molecule of the affected substance reacts. Einstein's formulation, founded on thermodynamics, marks the first application of quantum theory to photochemistry; it was one of his last significant contributions to quantum theory. The photochemical equivalence law is also known as the Einstein-Stark law: the German experimental physicist Johannes Stark had published his own derivation of it in 1908, but at that time Stark did not agree with Einstein's views on the corpuscular nature of radiation, writing: "In my opinion it is not necessary to postulate a discontinuous structure of the radiation energy, which flows with the velocity of light in ether" (quoted in Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 103). OCLC lists only two locations (King's College London and Swiss National Library for the main work, the latter only for the 'Nachtrag'); no other copy in auction records (neither of these papers were in Einstein's own reference collection of offprints in the Richard Green Library). Provenance: Hans Albert Einstein (1904-1973), Swiss-American engineer and educator, and the second child and first son of Albert Einstein and Mileva Mari (ownership stamp on front wrapper). He moved to the US in 1938, and spent most of his career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a professor of hydraulic engineering. Einstein's work on the photochemical equivalence law came at a time of crisis in his attitude to the quantum theory of radiation. Einstein had first put forward the idea of light quanta in 1905, but in later years he came to doubt the validity of the idea, despite its earlier success in explaining the photoelectric effect. In May 1911, "Einstein confided to [Michel] Besso his doubts on the existence of quanta in general: "I no longer ask myself if these quanta really exist. And I do not try any more to construct them because I now know that my brain is unable to do it. But I still explore the consequences as carefully as I can to learn the range of validity of this idea." In February 1912 he wrote to Hopf: "Quanta certainly do what they ought to, but they do not exist, like the immovable ether. At the moment, the latter is turning diligently in its grave intending to come to life again -- poor fellow" ... [Einstein] no longer sought to "construct" quanta and instead tried to see how far quantum results could be obtained without quantum discontinuity: "After many fruitless attempts," he wrote in the same letter [to Wien in May 1912], "I too have come to the conclusion that one will not be able to put the theory of radiation on its feet merely by constructing models. This is why I tried to formulate new questions through pure thermodynamics, without making use of a picture." The first yield of this new strategy was a derivation of an obvious consequence of the light quantum hypothesis, the law of photochemical equivalence, without light quanta [the first offered paper]" (Cambridge Companion to Einstein, pp. 131-2). Einstein derived the photochemical equivalence law using thermodynamics; the fact that this law is consistent with the conclusion one would derive from the light quantum hypothesis lends support to that hypothesis. Einstein's paper on the photochemical equivalence law led to a deterioration in his relations with Stark. "Several years later Albert Einstein gave a treatment of the photochemical laws on the basis of quantum theory [the two offered papers]. Johannes Stark, in a subsequent note, then drew attention to his earlier treatment, to which Einstein replied by stating: 'J. Stark has written a note concerning a paper of mine, published recently [the first offered paper], with the purpose of defending his intellectual property. I do not wish to comment on the question of priority implied in it, for it would hardly interest anyone, especially since the photochemical equivalence law must be regarded as a completely obvious consequence of the quantum hypothesis'. He further remarked that his new derivation was different and founded on thermodynamic arguments. Stark pointed out in a second note that he agreed with the last statement; but he still claimed that he had obtained the photochemical laws on arguments different from Einstein's in his paper on the light-quantum ... In 1912 the relations between Einstein and Stark had already become less cooperative than they had been in previous years, and they would deteriorate further in the future. Einstein's harsh answer in the question concerning the priority of the formulation of photochemical laws may have triggered Stark's unhappiness" (Mehra & Rechenberg, p. 104). Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 1, pp. 103-104. Weil, Albert Einstein Bibliography, 46. Together two offprints from Annalen der Physik, 4. Folge, 37 & 38 Band, 1912. 8vo (220 x 144 mm), pp. 832-838 & 881-884. Original printed wrappers with ownership stamp of Hans Albert Einstein on front wrappers. Very fine condition.

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        The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children.

      London: The Medici Society Ltd. 1912. Small quarto. xvii, 113pp. From an edition of 512 copies, this is number two of twelve printed on vellum. Illustrated with twelve mounted color plates by Sir William Russell Flint. These reproductions of watercolor paintings were originally grouped together at the back of the book, but were distributed throughout the text in their relevant places when it was rebound. Together with an additional portfolio of twelve duplicate plates. The text was written by Charles Kingsley, who tells the tales of Perseus, the Argonauts, and Theseus, for "there are no fairy tales like these old Greek ones, for beauty, and wisdom, and truth, and for making children love noble deeds, and trust in God to help them through." This volume features a designer binding by Lester Capon. Trained in the art of bookbinding by James Brockman, Capon is known for employing traditional bookbinding methods and materials within a modern context. Bound in green goatskin, with multi-colored and hand-stained leather and paper inlays and gold tooling. At the center of the spine extending over both covers is a circular design filled with small curved gold lines and dots and multicolor circular inlays; at the center, like the boss of a shield, the gilt title rests on a red circle. In the background, inlays and gold tooling resemble a field of stars and planets, and undulating navy lines run lengthwise across both covers. Capon says of the design: "The central massing of gold and coloured inlays is mainly based on shields, but I don't do 'literal' or illustration, so it's invented and imagined. Or it could be the sun! - the presence of ancient gods is prevalent and relevant, which is why, also, the hand stained inlays are suggestive of the heavens." Sewn silk endbands, orange Finnish reindeer suede doublures, and Ingres endpapers in harvest gold and merlot finish this finely executed binding. T.e.g. Housed in felt-lined, cloth drop-back box in gray-blue with restraining wedge and a separate compartment for the cloth folder containing the additional plates. Extremely fine.

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        The Gun at Home and Abroad. Vol. 1-4 Vol. 1: British Game Birds and Wildfowl; Vol. 2: British Deer and Ground Game; Vol. 3: The Big Game of Africa & Europe; Vol. 4: The Big Game of Asia and North America

      London: London & Counties Press Assoc, 1912-1915. 4 vols: xii, 443;xvi, 345;xix, 408;xix, 433, numerous colb/w plates. Hardback. Large 4to, orig. full morocco, gilt, teg, other edges uncut. Spines very slightly faded. Vg ex-lib. set. From an institutional library with ink stamps to endpapers and verso of plates. Some insect damage to the endpapers only, mostly minor and marginal, but more extensive to vol. 1 (Game Birds). Frontispieces foxed, occasional light foxing elsewhere. All No. 403 of the 500 complete sets Each volume issued in a limited edition of 950 numbered copies. The first 500 copies of each volume were issued as complete sets. 4 photogravure frontispieces of George V, 59 colour and 5 monochrome plates reproduced from original water-colour drawings specially executed for this work by G.E. Lodge, A. Thorburn, V.R. Balfour-Browne & E. Caldwell, 8 photogravures, 203 half-tone plates, figures and illustrations in text.

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]. FIRST EDITION thus. Quarto, pp. With 50 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues, and numerous black and white illustrations. Publisher's gilt decorated bright green cloth. A very clean copy indeed; free from the usual foxing, no inscriptions. The plate at p.30 is misbound and situated before the list of illustrations (slightly creased at fore-edge). Cloth is fine but for a few faint marks to boards and slight sunning of backstrip. A most attractive copy. The best edition in the opinion of these cataloguers, being the first edition to have full page black and white illustrations and the first to have the plates bound throughout the book rather than grouped at the end. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        La danse de Sophocle

      First edition, one of 7 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copies, this one no. 1, specially printed for Jean Cocteau's mother.Contemporary vellum Bradel binding by Dupré, gilt date to foot of spine, brown shagreen title label, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved. Light worming, principally affecting the margins of some leaves.A moving and exceptional autograph inscription signed and dated by Jean Cocteau to his mother, in Latin, quoting a verse of Virgils Bucolics: "Incipe, parve puer : cui non risere parentes, nec deus hunc mensa, dea nec dignita cubili est. / Virgile. / Jean", which in English is:  "Realise this, child: the boy at whom his parents never smiled is fit neither to approach the table of the Gods, nor the couch of a Goddess."A unique copy. With the publication of this third collection of poetry Cocteau, a young prodigy then aged 23, was feted by artistic and literary circles. An intimate of Proust's, a friend of Jacques-Emile Blanche, a follower of Nijinski and Diaghilev and a disciple of Anna de Noailles, his ambition was to unite in his own person all the talents that surrounded him.The Danse de Sophocle [Dance of Sophocles], a reference to the nude dance that "the young and divine Sophocles" did in Athens after the naval victory at Salamis, reflects the ambition and the exaltation of the young Cocteau: novelist, painter, dancer, poet, he felt truly "fit to approach the table of the Gods.""As with all the best artists, he was a link between God and Earth." In his biography, Claude Arnaud dedicates a chapter ("The Living God") to the psychology of the poet in this period: "He was a piece torn from God, one of the terrestrial organs through which this Being, constantly evolving, thought about and finally acted to improve his creation."Thus, Cocteau broke free of his illustrious models and assumed his full artistic divinity, which unfolded in this ecstatic collection, witnessed by the eponymous poem: Thanks to you, dear pride, I wore the haloGiven by the charming god of wordsThanks to you, I knew the frenetic strugglesin which pen and paper, the dreary pot of inkAre the ties of verses you want to shoutYou want to scream, sing, sigh, laugh And which we must - since they are in us and we feel them -Let flow like beautiful blood. The inscription to his mother, on the first of seven rare large paper copies, is a witness to Cocteau's only real great influence: Eugénie Cocteau. A mother idolized by her son, she was a profound influence on both the poet's life and his work, marked by the omnipresence of the Oedipal figure. Claude Arnaud describes at length this "filial outpouring coupled with an almost amorous attention...: 'only my love for you is rooted in something real, the rest seems to be a bad dream'." One can hardly miss in this quotation from Virgil the incestuous ambiguity that bound Cocteau to his mother. One of the most desirable provenances for this extremely rare copy.  Mercure de France Paris 1912 15x19cm relié

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        Sonnets and Ballate of Guido Cavalcanti.

      London: Stephen Swift and Co., Ltd.,, 1912. With translations of them and an Introduction. Octavo. Original streaky grey cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, edges untrimmed. 32 pp publisher's advertisements at the rear. Spine a little toned, light rubbing to ends and corners, a sound and clean copy in excellent condition. First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy with the "Presentation Copy" blind stamp to title page. The UK edition was published about a week after the US edition by Small, Maynard & Co in Boston, with some revisions to Pound's introduction and the translations. Pound's Cavalcanti is published with Italian and English printed in facing text throughout. The UK edition is scarce, since a large portion of the print run was destroyed by a fire at the binders. This copy has the later bookplate, illustrated by Jack Yeats, of San Francisco poet Frederick Reid.

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        A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX

      - (PARKER,N.)illus. THE A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX by B. Parker. London & Edinburgh: Chambers, no date, circa 1912. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, edges rubbed and some wear to paper on spine, a few minor margin mends, VG+. The story told in verse relates the competition and rivalry between 3 adorable Scottie puppies and 3 wonderful kittens who are neighbors. Illustrated by N. Parker with 24 chromolithographed plates plus numerous brown line illustrations on every page of text, as well as pictorial endpapers. A terrific picture book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reports on Plague Investigations in India. Journal of Hygiene. Volumes Vi - Xii [7 volumes in 6]. 1906 - 1912

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Covers slightly rubbed with some splitting to volumes along spine ends. Some edgewear to boards. Ex Zoological Dept of Edinburgh University library cancel stamps and blind stamps. Inner hinges strengthened. Heraldic University stamps to front pastedowns. 1912. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather covers on marbled boards. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 993pp; 568pp; 401pp; 206pp. Plates, charts, distribution maps and section diagrams throughout. Heavy set - shipping supplement may apply. .

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

      London: John Murray, 1912 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt titles and enamelled Norwegian flags to spines and within simple red frame to front boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp (Simms of Bath) to front free endpapers. Very mild rubbing to extremities and trivial chipping to enamel flags, volume 1 spine rolled and upper outer corners of boards bumped, volume 2 spine and front board slightly sunned, front board very lightly mottled on close inspection, edges of both volumes spotted, free endpapers tanned, prelims lightly foxed, the very occasional pale marginal spot, nevertheless an excellent copy. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, 92 similar plates (several containing multiple images), 2 plates of manuscript facsimile, 6 maps and charts of which 3 folding, 16 charts and tables to the text. First edition in English, first impression, of Amundsen's account of his "legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck Amundsen and four of his colleagues reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911, carefully plotted their location, left messages for Scott and King Haakon VII, and then returned to their Framhein base on January 25, 1912, only nine days after the disheartened Scott party reached the Pole" (Books on Ice). "To their credit, John Murray produced a two volume set of real quality, incorporating the Norwegian flag, despite realising that British disappointment at being beaten to the Pole would ensure that it was not a publishing success in the United Kingdom. Altogether, there are 63 full-page photographic reproductions in this version (as opposed to 53 in the original publication)" (Taurus). News of Scott's death came three months after publication. Books on Ice 7.1; Howgego IV A13; Rosove 9.A1; Spence 16; Taurus 71. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gäa.

      - Radierung und Kupferstich 1912, auf chamoisfarbenem Japan, monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert. 41,8:35,8 cm. Literatur: Vogel 93 B XIX. – Abdruck des vollendeten Zustandes mit der Jahreszahl 1912. Hauptblatt des Künstlers, die Frucht fünfjähriger Arbeit, wurde schon bei Erscheinen 1.000.—Mark ausgegeben (vgl. H.W. Singer, Moderne Graphik. 2. Aufl. Leipzig 1920, S. 160). Deutscher Grafiker, Maler, Vertreter der stilisierten Kunst um 1900. Lithografenlehre und Zeichenunterricht; bis 1891 Studium an der Kunstakademie München. Anschließlich Studienreise nach Italien. Dort Bekanntschaft mit Max Klinger, der ihn maßgeblich prägt (Parisurteil, 1892; Der Tanz, 1896, beides Lithografie) und dessen Atelier in Rom er 1898 übernimmt. Lebt bis zum 1. Weltkrieg in Rom. Greiner ist ein meisterhafter Zeichner und Lithograf, der zahlreiche Buch-Illustration fertigt; geschätzt werden auch seine Künstlerporträts (Max Klinger, 1914). Als Maler widmet er sich mythologisch und allegorisch Themen sowie Porträts. Werke in den grafischen Sammlung in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Wien. Aus: Steppes, Michael; Schaller, Andrea: Seemann Künstlerlexikon. Leipzig, 2012: E.A. Seemann Verlag.

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        The History of Medicine.

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912-1922.. FINELY BOUND. In three volumes, Octavo. Several sections forming the History of Medicine section from the proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine extracted from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine and smartly bound at the time in black half calf over dark blue cloth, gilt titles on a red leather square to spines, all edges speckled. Some toning to endpapers, otherwise bright and clean inside, cloth shows some marking, some rubbing to leather mostly to the corners. A very good and interesting item.

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        Der Hafen von Polperro in Cornwall" originales Ölgemäld auf Leinwand ca. 75x110cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1912 [Maße in der schlichten,farblich abgesetzten Leiste 85,5x120cm.]

      - "Habour of Polperro in Cornwall" original oilpainting on canvas approx.75x110cm; bottom right signed; around 1912 [Dimensions of the plain wooden frame 85,5x120cm.] German illustrator, marine and landscape painter, who recorded German navy actions in the two World Wars. The son of the artist Fritz Bergen, he trained at the Royal Academy in Munich under Karl von Marr. He began his career as illustrator of Karl May’s Winnetou and travel stories and in 1910 his illustrations were exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Brussels. He travelled extensively to Norway, England, the Mediterranean and America, exhibiting and furthering his training. Appointed Marine Painter to Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1914, he made numerous dramatic paintings of U-boats and their crews. ‘The Liner Columbus at New York’ (National Maritime Museum, London) is a work painted in the United States in 1924, while ‘The Admiral von Scheer Bombarding the Spanish Coast’ (1937, Navy Memorial Museum, Washington) records German action in the Spanish Civil War. As a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party he worked mostly on large-scale official commissions which ceased with the war. Throughout his career he also painted smaller pictures showing sailing boats, fishing villages, harbour and coastal views, including those of Polperro in Cornwall. In 1963 he presented the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, with ‘The Atlantic’ and the British Admiralty with the painting of Nelson’s flagship Victory. (National Maritime Museum Greenwich) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Und Afrika sprach... Wissenschaftlich erweiterte Ausgabe des Berichts über den Verlauf der dritten Reiseperiode der Deutschen Inner-Afrikanischen Forschungs-Expedition in den Jahren 1910 bis 1912. Mit Unterstützung des Hamburgischen Museums für Völkerkunde herausgegeben. Bd. 1: Auf den Trümmern des klassischen Atlantis. Bd. 2: An der Schwelle des verehrungswürdigen Byzanz. Bd. 3: Unter den unsträflichen Aethiopen.

      Berlin-Ch. (Berlin-Charlottenburg): Vita 1912 - 1913. OLn. m. Rücken- u. Deckelgoldprägung (brauner Rücken mit goldener Schrift) 4°, XXV, 402 S., 1 Bl.; IX, 2 Bll., 391 S.; XXIV, 508 S., 2 Bll., mit insgesamt 383 Illustrationen und Tafelbildern, 4 mehrfarbigen Tafeln, 6 Kupferdrucken, 4 Heliogravüren, 8 Plänen und 2 Karten, Bde. 1 - 3 (alles ersch.), Einband leicht berieben. Fußschnitte leicht angeschwärzt. Mit hs. Besitzvermerk auf fliegendem Blatt in den Bde. 1 und 3. Pläne und Vorsätze teilweise leicht stockfleckig. Ansonsten sehr guter Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Reisen / Abenteuer / Landeskunde, Geographie / Kulturgeschichte,

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

      1912 - Archive of Aviation documents gathered by Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928), a founding member and president of l'Aéro-Club (the Swiss Aviation Club), Colonel in the military, and a leading active advocate for establishing a Swiss military Air Force. Featuring intelligence gathered from other countries, and original signed letters from notable pioneer aviators. Most docuemtns are in French; a scant few are in German. Occasional creasing or chips to margins, otherwise the lot in very good condition, a cornerstone to any Swiss aviation or militaria library. Earnest in his effort to establish a Swiss military air force, previous to the Great War, aeronautics pioneer Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928) dedicated years of research into foreign military aviation, from aircraft development to military organisation and air defense. He also performed and recorded flight experiments. Much of his work is present in this, his personal archive, which also yields letters and signatures from several other notable figures in the history of aviation. At the time of Borel's work, Switzerland did not have an air corps, and up to 1914 there was still very little official support for establishing one. The first military aviation in Switzerland, in fact, took the form of balloon transport, pioneered by Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini, who performed test flights for the Swiss military Airship Company which had been founded in 1897. To impress upon the government the importance and viability of establishing a Swiss Air Force, and secondly for public support, Borel draws an impressive amount of information from foreign military archives and publications of existing air forces. He writes to numerous parties to obtain confidential information which he would otherwise not have privilege to, in this manner procuring a document of the procedures and considerations taken by France in 1911 to effectively develop its military air force. Not only seeking data from powerful nations such as Germany, France, England, Russia, and America, he also illustrates the movement from airships to aeroplanes in small neighbouring countries. He further substantiates his conviction in the benefits of military aviation, with his own aviation expertise and firsthand aircraft observations. He also attempts to establish aviation schools in Switzerland. As a leading contributor of fundamental aviation data, scientific testing, and foreign intelligence on the matter, Borel was most influential to the founding of the Swiss Air Force in 1914. Following are some examples and highlights from the archive: 1912 Intelligence on foreign military aviation, compiled by Borel and presented to the board of the Swiss Society of Officers (Société suisse des officiers, SSO) which aims to promote an effective army and deals with matters of national and international relations within the framework of Swiss security policy objectives. Title: Notes et renseignements sur l'aviation militaire é l'étranger. par le Lieut Colonel Etienne Ed. Borel. Offert à la Société des Officiers, Août 1912. 8vo. 60 pages, typescript document with orange paper covers titled to front and dated August 1912. Borel draws attention to the increasing aeronautics development for military use, in world powers and in small neutral nations, in hopes to influence Swiss leaders to do the same. He begins by providing the specific number of military aircraft operating in France, Germany, Austria, England, and Italy, together with a compendium of further intelligence gathered from these countries as well as Turkey, Russia, Belgium, China, Japan, and the United States of America. He then reviews in detail the 12 million francs budget allocated by France in 1912 for a military aerostation, including funding for various regiments. In a summary of maneouvering experiments undertaken in France in 1911, which he participated in, he compares dirigibles to aeroplanes. Here he reassures his audience of diplomats that an air corps would not inte

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        Collection of letters from a missionary in Africa 1912-1921.

      - Collection of 13 typed letters, one ALS (handwritten) and two typed manuscripts by Albert William Bailey (1872-1955). Between one and four pages, mostly two. The typed letters are signed and sometimes include handwritten notes. They are on 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, mounted in a 15" x 13" photo album. An 8" x 10" black and white photo of Bailey is mounted on the first page of the album. Bailey was an American missionary, born in New York State, who served in the lumber camps of Maine before heading to Angola in 1914 as a missionary for the South Africa General Mission. He served in Africa until 1947. These letters are mostly to his son, Paul, and describe his life and work in Africa. There are also letters to his brother Edward, one to "Friends" with a postscript to "Brother Hendrickson" and two typed manuscripts, written in Angola. A fascinating, detailed look at early 20th-centruy missionary work in Africa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hörst du gern vom Osterhäslein? Nun so steckt ins Buch dein Näslein. Wort von Jos. Weber. Bild von Fritz Kracher.

      München - Freising, F. P. Datterer & Cie., [1912]. 30 S. OHlwd. EA. - Besitzsign. u. St. a. T., leicht fleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Mit dem Buchtitel \"Das Buch vom Osterhasen\". Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch

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        A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX

      PARKER, N.. (PARKER,N.)illus. THE A'S AND THE K'S OR TWICE THREE IS SIX by B. Parker. London & Edinburgh: Chambers, no date, circa 1912. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, edges rubbed and some wear to paper on spine, a few minor margin mends, VG+. The story told in verse relates the competition and rivalry between 3 adorable Scottie puppies and 3 wonderful kittens who are neighbors. Illustrated by N. Parker with 24 chromolithographed plates plus numerous brown line illustrations on every page of text, as well as pictorial endpapers. A terrific picture book.

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        Sydpolen. Den Norske Sydpolsfaerd Med Fram, 1910-1912. 2 vols. (Complete).

      1912 1912 - Kobenhavn, Glydendalske Bogh. Nord. Forlag, 1912. Royal 8vo. Contemp. 3/4 brown calf (binding slightly rubbed). Gilt with 5 compartments, 4 raised bands. With over 300 b/w plates, text-illusts., plans and maps, 2 being fold. This is the 1st Danish edition which was issued simultaneously with the first Norwegian edition. Not recorded in Spence nor Renard.

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        Venise

      - Société des amis des livres, Paris 1912, 21x29,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. Binding Editor con tela piena di crema, l'etichetta della colonna vertebrale liscia muto e incollate una foto sul primo piatto piena della sua chiusura e la sua band. Iconografia, un ritaglio di giornale e una cartolina di Angelus di Millet uniti. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 35 eaux-fortes originales d'Henri Paillard et imprimée à 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches. L'ouvrage est également illustré d'ornements typographiques sur bois d'Henri Paillard d'après les détails d'architecture des monuments de Venise. Quelques légères piqûres sans gravité affectant principalement les gardes. Agréable exemplaire.

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