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        Fonctions modulaires et fonctions fuchsiennes

      paginé 126 à 149 [Toulon], [1912], in-4, paginé 126 à 149, exemplaire broché (dos restauré), "The first example of an existence proof in analysis based on algebraic topology" Très rare tiré à part du dernier article qu'Henri Poincaré envoya aux Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse et qui parut posthume. Poincaré décéda le 17 juillet 1912 et comme l'indique une note, il ne put "corriger les épreuves de ce Mémoire, dont il avait envoyé le manuscrit à l'imprimerie le 7 juillet 1912". Cet article, a posteriori bilan, forme une synthèse du parcours qui mena le jeune Poincaré, dans le domaine de fonctions analytiques et des équations différentielles, des fonctions modulaires de son maitre Charles Hermite à leur généralisation par les fonctions dites "fuchsiennes" de Poincaré. Ainsi, la création de ces nouvelles fonctions est à l'origine des fonctions automorphes et, après et avec Riemann, de la topologie et de la géométrie algébrique. "In his last paper on differential equations (1912), Poincaré reduced the problem of the existence of the periodic solutions of the restriced three-body problem (but with no restriction on the prarameter ?) to a theorem on the existence of fixed points for a continuous transformation of the plate subject to certain conditions, which was probably the first example of an existence proof in analysis based on algebraic topology" (DSB, XI, p. 60). Très rare, nous n'avons localisé aucun exemplaire dans les bibliothèques publiques françaises.

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        ROCKET BOOK

      NEWELL, PETER. NEWELL,PETER. THE ROCKET BOOK. NY: Harper & Brothers (Oct. 1912). 8vo (7 1/4 x 8 3/4"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, cover plate very slightly rubbed and very slight rear cover soil else clean and near fine. 1st edition. Fritz, the janitor's naughty son, launches a rocket and the book follows the trail of destruction that results, with a hole in each full page illustration where the rocket has gone through. Text is in verse. This is an especially nice copy of a book that is difficult to find in clean condition.

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        Photographic salesman's catalogue for export porcelain.

      Canton: Tack Loong,, c.1912. [together with;] Tack Loong Price List, 1912. 2 volumes; Landscape folio (330 x 245 mm). Original black moiré silk binding, gilt lettering on front cover, 6 linen-hinged leaves of thick card-stock, with each with a mounted silver gelatin photograph, printed on glossy photo-stock from glass plate negatives, 209 x 286 mm, recording 537 porcelain objects pictured, each identified in the image with its stock number, original tissue-guards laid-in; price list, 26, [2] pp. Sewn in the original printed pink paper wraps, letterpress title to front panel. Spine sunned, front board mildly spotted, some edge-wear and light soiling, couple of corners slightly bumped, free endpapers creased, tissue guards browned and brittle, but remains very good; price list, just a little rubbed, very good. An extremely uncommon survival, a photographically-illustrated late-Qing dynasty salesman's catalogue for export porcelain from Canton, complete with its accompanying price-list. Tack Loong was one of the largest export-ware shops in Canton, located on Old Factory Street, and selling ceramics from Kiangse (Jiangxi), and Hongmu "blackwood" furniture. The Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Collection Catalogue records that Tack Loong began dispatching bespoke pieces ornamented with the five-clawed dragon for use by the Qing Emperors in 1811, and annually sent tribute until around the time of this catalogue. Canton had long been considered as one of the areas producing porcelain of the finest quality, and in the nineteenth century, Tack Loong became well known to travellers, and the company consequently began to direct their production towards the tourist market and bulk exporters, particularly the British. This remarkable catalogue covers their entire range of table and decorative wares, soup tureens, flower baskets and vases, milk jugs, umbrella stands, various sizes of fish bowls, garden seats, ginger jars, tea pots, complete dinner services. In his trusted Traveller's Handbook for China, Carl Crow explains how prospective customers must take a blue curtained sedan chair rather than a rickshaw, which would be unable to navigate the narrow sewage filled alleyways to the square on Old Factory Street where where Tack Loong was located. Crow also cautions about the possible lead-time if you order one of the large ornate buffets with integral shelves, lockers and Yunnan marble tops, delivery of which could take up to a year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no copies of either volume on OCLC.

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        Hessische Chronik. Monatsschrift für Familien- und Ortsgeschichte in Hessen und Hessen-Nassau. Begründet und herausgegeben von Hermann Bräuning-Oktavio und Wilhelm Diehl. Jahrgang 1/1912 bis 29/1942 komplett.

      Darmstadt: Verlag der Wittich\'schen Hofbuchdruckerei 1912-1922 und 1925-1942. 29 Jahrgänge (= so vollständig). Frakturdruck. Durchgängig mit zahlreichen tabellarischen und genealogischen Übersichten, heraldischen Darstellungen und Abbildungen im Text. Gr. 8° (23,5 x 19 cm). 13 Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Steinmarmorpapierbezügen. [Hardcover / fest gebunden] sowie 15 Orig.-Broschuren. [Softcover / Paperback]. Die von dem Germanisten und Literaturhistoriker Hermann Bräuning-Oktavio sowie dem Theologen, Landtagsabgeordneten und Genealogen Wilhelm Diehl begründete und später von letzterem als Jahrbuch fortgeführte Hessische Chronik ist mit seinen fast 30 Jahrgängen ein maßgebender Fundus familiengeschichtlicher und ortskundlicher Informationen. Neben heraldischen und genealogischen Übersichten großer hessischer Familien finden sich Artikel zu regionalem Brauchtum sowie architektonischen Besonderheiten und Alleinstellungsmerkmalen einzelner Städte, ein Suchbuch für die Lehrerschaft der kurpfälzischen Volks- und Lateinschulen von 1700 bis 1802, Kriegsberichte, Briefe, Biographien und zahlreiche weitere Schlaglichter der hessischen Geschichte und Landeskunde. - Die Jahrgänge 1 bis 24 liegen in privaten Halbleinenbänden vor, die mit Steinmarmorpapier bezogen wurden. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdienen die nachgebunden Anhänge, die neben den originalen Interimseinbänden auch zeitgenössische Pressestimmen, Verlagsnachrichten und Mitteilungen an die Abonnenten enthalten. Die Jahrgänge 25 bis 29 liegen im Auslieferungszustand als Broschuren vor. - Einbände an den Kanten leicht berieben und am Rücken leicht ausgeblichen. Die Stempel der ehemaligen Bibliotheksexemplares erfreulich dezent auf den Vorsätzen. Vereinzelt leichte Anstreichungen mit Bleistift am Textrand, Schnitt und Papier gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt und gewellt. Insgesamt sehr gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar der in dieser Vollständigkeit und Qualität äußerst seltenen Zeitschrift. Versand D: 5,50 EUR Bräuning-Oktavio, Hermann (Hrsg.) und Wilhelm Diehl (Hrsg.): Hessische Chronik. Monatsschrift für Familien- und Ortsgeschichte in Hessen und Hessen-Nassau. Begründet und herausgegeben von Hermann Bräuning-Oktavio und Wilhelm Diehl. Jahrgang 1/1912 bis 29/1942 komplett. 29 Jahrgänge (= so vollständig). Darmstadt: Verlag der Wittich\'schen Hofbuchdruckerei 1912-1922 und 1925-1942.

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        Wien. Zwölf Radierungen.

       Wien, Ges. f. vervielfält. Kunst 1912. Fol. Titelbl., 11 (v. 12) lose Orig.-Farbradierungen von Luigi Kasimir. OLn.-Mappe m. farb. Deckelschild. Vorderdeckel fleckig.10 Taf. mit eh. Signatur d. Künstlers. DieTaf. zeigen: Michaelerplatz, Maria am Gestade, Salesianerkirche, Hoher Markt, Kahlenberg und Leopoldsberg, Karlskirche, Mölkerbastei, Universitätsplatz, Schönbrunn, Stephanskirche. Die Taf. \"Motiv aus dem Belvedere\" fehlt. -Dazu: \"Stefanskirche\". Ebda. Eh. signiert. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Künstlergraphik, Mappenwerke

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        Tannhauser

      G. G. Harrap and Co., London 1912 - Limited to 525 copies signed by Willy Pogany, this #331, in original full calf binding with tooled motif, gilt spine. 16 color plates, gilt top, hand sewn head bands, uncut edges. Book Condition: Fine : / [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'OLIVIER - Revue De Nice - N°7 - Juillet-Août 1912

      des pp. 410 à 746 Nice, 1912, in-12, des pp. 410 à 746, broché, couverture imprimée, Très bel exemplaire de cette revue de Nice publiée entre 1912 et 1914.

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        L'equipe "La Licorne" dans le Tour de France 1912 / Magneto Bosch, Carburateur Claudel

      Mabileau & Co, Paris 1912 - Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some light soiling in the left margin. The four cylinder, 10HP motor model pictured here was manufactured by the French company La Licorne (The Unicorn) and raced in the Tour de France of 1912 and 1913. La Licorne, which was named in honor of the founder, J. Corré, on whose family crest the fabled beast appeared, quickly became one of the most significant French automobile manufacturers. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CATALOGO GENERALE della raccolta drammatica italiana di Luigi Rasi.

      Landi, 1912. gr. vol. in-8 gr., pp. XII, 630, bross. edit. Con molte tavv. f.t. Ediz. di soli 150 esempl. numerati (ns nr. 110). Importante e raro repertorio bibliografico ricavato dalla celebre raccolta di opere drammatiche teatrali di Luigi Rasi. Raro. [028]

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        Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques

      Letouzey et Ané 1912 - 9 tomes plus de 12,000 pages tomes 1-2-3 et tomes 13-14-15-16-17-18 . lettres a et e à f . oeuvre très rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Voiture Th. Schneider, 1912 gagne à Dieppe Dinant et à la Sarthe vitesse et régularité / Magneto Bosch Corburateur Claudel Roues Riley

      Paris: Mabileau & Co, 1912. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition. Theophile Schneider, formerly of the Rochet/Schneider Company, began building his own cars in 1910. This car, a 2.8 litre 4 cylinder model, had an unusual radiator placement, on the dashboard. All pre-1914 Schneiders were built in this way.The Gamy-Montaut prints document various, mostly hurried events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes.Clearly an enthusiast himself, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings depicted many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries.Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy.The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        Peter Pan Portfolio From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens"

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, , 1912. Elephant folio. Original full vellum, titles to front board gilt, new cream silk ties. In a facsimile of the original box. With 12 tipped in and mounted and signed plates reproduced from the original artwork by Arthur Rackham. Moderate soiling to boards with some spotting, corners and ends of spine bumped, plates with slight wave to them. A very good copy. Signed limited, number 3 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver/printer on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by Arthur Rackham. Although limited to 100 copies only about 20 were signed throughout by Rackham. The only suite of Rackham's plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 of the artist's personal favourites from Rackham's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens reproduced at their original size, published to capitalise on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy. Of Rackham's designs Barrie wrote, "I like best of all the Serpentine with the fairies, and the Peter in his night-gown sitting in the tree. Next I would [sic] the flying Peters, the fairies going to the ball (as in the 'tiff' and the fairy on cobweb)?the fairies sewing the leaves with their sense of fun (the gayest thing this) and your treatment of snow" (Ray 329). Perhaps Barrie's comments influenced Rackham's selection, as this portfolio includes all the images he mentioned.

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        Peter Pan Portfolio. From "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens".

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd, 1912 - Elephant folio. Original full vellum, titles to front board gilt, new cream silk ties. In a facsimile of the original box. Moderate soiling to boards with some spotting, corners and ends of spine bumped, plates with slight wave to them. A very good copy. With 12 tipped in and mounted and signed plates reproduced from the original artwork by Arthur Rackham. Signed limited, number 3 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and engraver/printer on the limitation page and each plate signed on the mount by Arthur Rackham. Although limited to 100 copies only about 20 were signed throughout by Rackham. The only suite of Rackham's plates to be issued in an oversize portfolio format, with 12 of the artist's personal favourites from Rackham's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens reproduced at their original size, published to capitalise on the popularity of the stage production Peter and Wendy. Of Rackham's designs Barrie wrote, "I like best of all the Serpentine with the fairies, and the Peter in his night-gown sitting in the tree. Next I would [sic] the flying Peters, the fairies going to the ball (as in the 'tiff' and the fairy on cobweb)—the fairies sewing the leaves with their sense of fun (the gayest thing this) and your treatment of snow" (Ray 329). Perhaps Barrie's comments influenced Rackham's selection, as this portfolio includes all the images he mentioned. Latimore & Haskell pp. 39-40; Riall p. 113.

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        Maquette originale pour la couverture d'un manuel scolaire scientifique édité à Montluçon :. "Les sciences physiques et naturelles à l'école primaire par la méthode expérimentale, par P. Chauvet. J. Jeanjean. sous la direction de Antoine Pizon.".

      Montluçon,, (1912). - Deux pièces (aquarelle et tirage) réunies sous un encadrement moderne dans des fenêtres à biseaux. Beau et fin travail à l'aquarelle et encre de chine. Une arche de vigne et de verdure est survolée par un aéroplane, au-dessous passe une automobile, un laboureur et ses boeufs au second plan, un navire, puis un volcan au loin. Buste de Pasteur en médaillon. A côté du travail original, se trouve une épreuve du tirage (essai, état définitif ?). Nous n'avons pas de renseignement sur l'artiste, mais ses instructions à l'imprimeur sont datées de Montluçon, 1912. Ce manuel scolaire édité chez Thorinaud à Montluçon est dû à P. Chauvet et J. Jeanjean, respectivement professeur et directeur d'école à Moulins, sous la direction d'Antoine Pizon. Ce dernier est une personnalité connue des montluçonnais. Il est né à Huriel en 1860 dans une famille de vignerons. Major du concours de l'école normale de Moulins, il enseigna quelques temps dans son pays natal puis mena une brillante carrière scientifique. (Voir à son sujet Malleret, 86). Bel ensemble, réunissant plusieurs aspects des compétences montluçonnaises. - Joint également, dans une pochette fixée au dos du cadre, ce qui doit être le premier projet retenu (ou la maquette de clichage) de la composition : un grand dessin signé (21 x 40 cm) à l'encre de Chine et lettre d'imprimerie montée. Au verso de celui-ci, l'illustrateur donne ses instructions de tirage à l'imprimeur, Mr Ruchert. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Pioneering Swiss Aviation with Features on Foreign Intelligence and Letters Signed by Early Aviators

      Switzerland 1912-1919. 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, being works made by and information 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 documents are in French; a scant few are in German. A cornerstone to any Swiss aviation or militaria library. Earnest in his effort to establish a Swiss military air force, previous to the Great War, aeronautics pioneer Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928) dedicated years of research into foreign military aviation, from aircraft development to military organisation and air defense. He also performed and recorded flight experiments. Much of his work is present in this, his personal archive, which also yields letters and signatures from several other notable figures in the history of aviation. At the time of Borel's work, Switzerland did not have an air corps, and up to 1914 there was still very little official support for establishing one. The first military aviation in Switzerland, in fact, took the form of balloon transport, pioneered by Swiss balloonist Eduard Spelterini, who performed test flights for the Swiss military Airship Company which had been founded in 1897. To impress upon the government the importance and viability of establishing a Swiss Air Force, and secondly for public support, Borel draws an impressive amount of information from foreign military archives and publications of existing air forces. He writes to numerous parties to obtain confidential information which he would otherwise not have privilege to, in this manner procuring a document of the procedures and considerations taken by France in 1911 to effectively develop its military air force. Not only seeking data from powerful nations such as Germany, France, England, Russia, and America, he also illustrates the movement from airships to aeroplanes in small neighbouring countries. He further substantiates his conviction in the benefits of military aviation, with his own aviation expertise and firsthand aircraft observations. He also attempts to establish aviation schools in Switzerland. As a leading contributor of fundamental aviation data, scientific testing, and foreign intelligence on the matter, Borel was most influential to the founding of the Swiss Air Force in 1914. Following are some examples and highlights from the archive: 1912 Intelligence on foreign military aviation, compiled by Borel and presented to the board of the Swiss Society of Officers (Société suisse des officiers, SSO) which aims to promote an effective army and deals with matters of national and international relations within the framework of Swiss security policy objectives. Title: Notes et renseignements sur l'aviation militaire é l'étranger. par le Lieut Colonel Etienne Ed. Borel... Offert à la Société des Officiers, Août 1912. 8vo. 60 pages, typescript document with orange paper covers titled to front and dated August 1912. Borel draws attention to the increasing aeronautics development for military use, in world powers and in small neutral nations, in hopes to influence Swiss leaders to do the same. He begins by providing the specific number of military aircraft operating in France, Germany, Austria, England, and Italy, together with a compendium of further intelligence gathered from these countries as well as Turkey, Russia, Belgium, China, Japan, and the United States of America. He then reviews in detail the 12 million francs budget allocated by France in 1912 for a military aerostation, including funding for various regiments. In a summary of maneouvering experiments undertaken in France in 1911, which he participated in, he compares dirigibles to aeroplanes. Here he reassures his audience of diplomats that an air corps would not interfere with cavalry or other ground troops, "Service Aeronautiques... Leur emploi ne diminue en rien le rôle de la cavalerie et des troupes employées au service de sûreté il n'est d'ailleurs pas possible en tous temps." A portfolio of important correspondence and confidential military information, concerning the formation of a national Air Force as well as aviation schooling, featuring original signed letters from notable early aviators and inventors in France and Germany. Some examples: •Borel's retained carbon copies of a manuscript letter requesting apprenticeship information from famous French aviator and inventor Louis Blériot, who was at the time involved in a five-year legal struggle with the Wright Brothers over their wing warping patents. Also with Blériot's response on corporate letterhead; his firm designed and produced aircraft. •Request for apprenticeship contracts, as above, from Édouard Nieuport whose company primarily built racing aircraft •Request for apprenticeship contracts, as above, from pioneering French aviator and the first winner of the Daily Mail aviation prize Louis Paulhan, •Correspondence with French aviator and aircraft builder Roger Sommer, who provides Borel with copies of purchase contracts with which France bought monoplanes from Belgium. •Enquiries into costs and requirements for operating an aviation school, sought from François Durafour, the first glacier pilot René Grandjean, and again Louis Blériot, Roger Sommer, and Louis Paulhan. •Details obtained on the steps taken by France in 1911 in developing its military air force. Summary of international standards, comparing from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, England, the United States, Belgium and Austria, such things as pilot certification requirements, insurance, recruiting, indemnities for aviators, and construction standards for aeroplanes. We also find in this folder a manuscript plan of the aerodrome in Leipzig. 8vo. Neatly organized blue folder, titled, signed by Borel to front and dated Juin 1913. A group of manuscript drawings contained together in a yellow envelope: •16 pencil drawings on draft paper, each of a unique pioneering aircraft, leafs measuring approximately 15 x 13 cm; •4 coloured manuscript ink drawings of German bombs for air dropping •3 manuscript ink drawings of aviation camps in France and England, together on one large leaf of draft paper measuring 66 x 30 cm; •1 large drawing of the Wilkes biplane, made in Lausanne in 1916 and signed by the artist (Last name Wilkes) on draft paper measuring 64 x 29 cm; •8 photograph copy images of airships; •1 original photograph of a German bi-plane. Aviation statistics and observations (circa 1912-1914): •A typed list of Switzerland's certified pilots •Borel's assessment of then recent flight accidents and their causes •A comparative chart of some 25 manufacturers' bi-planes, their specs and capabilities •A chart of flying observations recorded during planned experimentation (found in Borel's report 'Aérodynamique' described below) •Manuscript chart recording new world records in aviation achieved in the year 1914. 1913 Scientific report on Aerodynamics replete with manuscript diagrams and calculations. A fascinating pioneering aeronautics study, this is Borel's personal working copy, heavily annotated, featuring an insert with definitions and a manuscript table of contents. Title: Aérodynamique; Forces qui agissent sur un Aéroplane; Stabilité; Propulseurs. 8vo. 41 pages, typescript with orange paper covers titled in manuscript and signed original by Borel to front. Some of the subjects within include air resistance, horizontal flight, elevation and descent, stability and steering, rolling, methods for propulsion, and a data chart comparing the results of six trial flights using bi-planes. "Aérodrome d'Avenches" - A typescript report on the founding and the construction of the Swiss aerodrome erected in a prairie region called Cours-Vieux, in Avenches, canton of Vaud, which was in operation from 1910 to 1921. Aerodome Plans: •Early printed plan of the first Geneva aerodrome, created in 1919 at Cointrin, near the city of Geneva, and covering an area of 54 hectares (130 acres) •Manuscript plan of the aerodrome in Leipzig Correspondence pertaining to a meeting to take place 19 and 20 August 1912 concerning hydro-aeroplanes [seaplanes], including a addressed to Etienne Borel, then President of the Swiss Aviation Club, headquartered in Geneva. Together with the itinerary and rules for the meeting. 8vo. 7 pages typed, completed in manuscript. [This was only the second meeting in the history of hydraviation, with only four pilots taking part. Except for René Grandjean who was Swiss, the three other pilots were all French: André Beaumont, Franck Barra and René Tétard. Lieutenant Colonel Etienne Borel was invited to present a silver cup to each of the airmen.] Seventeen (17) photograph film negatives of images taken at air shows held in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland, contained in an envelope with the label of Rembrant Paper, and inscribed in manuscript, "Genève et Lausanne 1912, format 7 x 11" Lecture notes headed "Locomotion Aerienne" which Borel presented in the town of Vevey on 21 February 1913, according to his annotation. 40 pages typed, heavily annotated, contained in a folder. Ephemeral items of historical aviation interest, such as: Two copy print photographs of Agénor Parmelin (1884-1917), Swiss pioneer aviator, and military aviation instructor, who is best remembered as the first man to fly an aeroplane over Mont Blanc on 11 February 1914 and thus connecting Geneva to Aosta (I). He died in 1917 in Varese in a seaplane accident. Together with an article from a German newspaper announcing the successful Mont Blanc flight, with a photographic image of Borel congratulating Parmelin. •Two consecutive issues of a Swiss newspaper called "L'Image de la vie moderne" of special interest to Swiss aviation, with photographic images on the front covers, and several related articles, both printed in 1919. Swiss aviation pioneer Oskar Bider makes the front cover of one of the issues; he was the first person to cross the Alps in a plane on a route from Bern to Milan, a feat he completed in 1913. •The calling card of Ernest Burri (1887-1969), a Swiss pioneer aviator, a test pilot French aviation company Chantiers Aéro-Maritimes de la Seine (CAMS), and runner-up in 1914 edition of the Schneider Cup. •An invitation to an event hosted by the Aéro-Club Suisse in Brigue in 1920 to erect the monument to honour Peruvian aviator Jorge Chávez Dartnell. •Newspaper clippings, printed articles, and periodicals from the period, each announcing or describing major events in the history of aviation •A colour printed chart of aviation ensigns Etienne Edmond Borel (1858-1928) was a founding member of l'Aéro-Club (the Swiss Aviation Club, CSA), serving as president from 1909 to until 1919, and a leading active advocate for establishing a Swiss military Air Force. The 1912-1913 hydraviation meetings were organized under his authority. He was also a well-known lecturer at the Military Society of Geneva, well before his debut at the Aero-Club. Attaining the rank of Colonel in the military, he led a regiment from 1909 to 1915 during the first 2 years of the General Mobilization. In 1911, when he commanding the 34th Infantry Regiment, he was appointed to the first Army Corps maneuvers. At this time, he convinced the Swiss Aviation Club to disburse 2,000 francs for an aircraft to participate in maneuvers for the first time in Switzerland. The event took place in September 1911, selecting aviators Ernest Failloubaz and Charles Lecoultre to perform. A great debate then took place across Switzerland concerning a future military aviation corps, which so many nearby nations had developed. In mid-1912 Borel sent a memorandum to the Chief of the General Staff to obtain an annual credit of 50,000 francs for the training of private pilots, enabling them to participate in military exercises with their own aircraft. He had a further vision of a military school equipped with seven aircraft for twenty aviators, which would make it possible to found a first company of eight airplanes. Letters and reports in the present archive show his efforts in planning for just such an aviation school. At the end of November, he also proposed to the General Staff to purchase aircraft and train 50 pilots within two years, for 530,000 francs. The Swiss government was not yet ready for these programs, but Borel continued to give lectures on the subject, in various cities. Finally, in Friborg, a large meeting of Swiss officers assembled to create a national collection for aviation (Flugspende), and by the end of 1913 they had raised 1,7 million francs. In January 1914, the CSA offered the Prix Borel, a prize of 500 francs, to the first two future military aviators. Subsequently, the Federal Military Department (DMF) commissioned Borel into a team to study the feasibility of creating an air force troop, preferrably funded by civilian capital. Eventually, the DMF created an aviation troop on the model proposed by Borel. Assigned to this service, Borel contributes greatly to its success, and in 1914 the Swiss Royal Air Force was founded. In 1918 Borel was transferred to the General Staff in Berne. After the Armistice was signed in November, however, his attention returned to the Swiss Aviation Club. Although it had lost its exclusivity in aviation due to the military development, it survived the war with 40 members, and continued it activities. The Swiss Air Force (Schweizer Luftwaffe; Forces aériennes suisses; Forze aeree svizzere; Aviatica militara svizra) was established on 31 July 1914 as part of the Swiss army, although in very modest form. The outbreak of World War I increased public and government support for military aviation quite significantly, and thus cavalry officer Theodor Real was charged with forming a flying corps. He commandeered three civilian aircraft at Bern's airfield and set about training the initial nine pilots at a makeshift airfield close to Wankdorf Stadium, later moving to a permanent home at Dübendorf. Switzerland remained neutral and isolated during the conflict, the air corps therefore confining its activities to training and exercises, reconnaissance and patrol. During the worldwide economic crisis - the 1930s Great Depression - Switzerland saw it fit to established an effective air force, doing so at great cost. Finally, in October 1936 the Swiss Air Force became an independent service.

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        L'equipe "La Licorne" dans le Tour de France 1912 / Magneto Bosch, Carburateur Claudel

      Paris: Mabileau & Co, 1912. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some light soiling in the left margin. The four cylinder, 10HP motor model pictured here was manufactured by the French company La Licorne (The Unicorn) and raced in the Tour de France of 1912 and 1913. La Licorne, which was named in honor of the founder, J. Corré, on whose family crest the fabled beast appeared, quickly became one of the most significant French automobile manufacturers.The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis.Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries.Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy.The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        The birds of South America

      The birds of South America. Brabourne (Wyndham W. Knatchbull-Hugessen). The Birds of South America, 2 volumes. (Text/Plates), 1912 & 1917, additional half titles, volume 2 with thirty-eight fine hand-colored lithographic plates after H. Grönvold (complete), descriptions of plates bound at rear, occasional spotting to a few plates, double-page colour map to volume 1, volume 2 with t.e.g., publisher's cloth gilt, spines slightly faded, 4to: v. 1. A list of the birds of South America / by Lord Brabourne and Charles Chubb -- v. 2. Illustrations of the game birds and water fowl of South America / by H. Grönvold. Vol. II has title: Illustrations of the game birds and water fowl of South America. By H. Grönvold half-title: The birds of South America Vol. II (Plates) (Issued in 6 parts, 1915-17). The work was to have comprised 16 vols. with 400 hand coloured plates, but owing to the death of Lord Brabourne at Neuve-Chapelle in 1915 only vol. I of the text has been published. The 38 plates already finished by Mr. Grönvold, with notes on most of the species by H. Kirke Swann, have been issued as vol. II. cf. Publisher's note, v. 2. The last ornithological natural history publication with hand-colored plates.Thecoloristsbecame "invaluabale" due to increasing labor costs and the improving of printing processes. Until today the hand-colored plates are unreached in their quality beingtrue-to-life. Zimmer, Ayer Ornithological Library, p. 85/6.

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

      London, J. Swain & Son, ohne Jahr (1912). - Oktav. Goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen (Kapitale berieben, Bezug an einem Gelenk auf ca. 2 cm aufgerissen). 9 Bll. (Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Widmung, Titel, Vorwort zur ersten und zweiten Auflage, Halbtitel), 89 in Farbe gedruckte Tafeln mit geometrischen Figuren. Titel etwas, vorderer Vorsatz stärker braunfleckig, insgesamt jedoch sehr gut. Zweite und letzte, zugleich umfangreichste Ausgabe, gegenüber der EA von 1910 um 12 Tafeln erweitert und im Titel korrigiert (eine Erklärung hierzu findet sich im Vorwort). – Alabone war ein zu Lebzeiten wegen angeblicher Quacksalberei umstrittenes (und später ausgeschlossenes) Mitglied der Royal Society of Medicine. Die Vorgänge um seinen Ausschluß glichen einer Hexenjagd, waren aber zugleich der Grund dafür, daß Alabone sich in einer Art innerer Emigration der mechanischen Kabinettkunst zuwandte. Das Werk versammelt aufwendige geometrische Figuren, die von einer mit zahlreichen Exzenterübersetzungen versehenen und zum Schreibautomaten umfunktionierten Drehbank erzeugt wurden. Sie sind allesamt in sich geschlossen, d.h. die Spitze des Zeicheninstrumentes kehrte (teils erst nach Stunden) immer an den Ausgangspunkt zurück und erzeugte so diskrete geometrische Formen. Heute an jedem Computer leichterhand zu entwerfen, sollte allerdings nicht vergessen werden, daß Alabones ‘Poly-Cyclo-Epicycloidal Curves’ das Produkt handfester Präzisionsmechanik sind. Sie stehen mit Fug und Recht in der Tradition jener wundersamen, die platonischen Körper reproduzierenden Elfenbeindrechselei, wie sie uns aus den Wunderkammern der Frühneuzeit bekannt ist. 1001 g

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        Poupée Japonaise. 303 illustrations en couleurs par Hanafuna Ittcho et Haru Kawa

      Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, Eugène Fasquelle éditeur 1912 - in-8 (21,5 X 14,5 cm), 3 ff.-388 pp., demi-maroquin bleu foncé, coins, dos lisse orné, tête dorée, non rogné, étui bordé de cuir. Charmante édition illustrée de compositions en bistre, camaieu, sepia et couleurs dont 24 planches hors texte en couleurs dont 8 à pleine page paraissant pour la première fois. Un des cinquante exemplaires sur papier du Japon (n°47) à grandes marges (couverture et dos non conservés) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes du Temps Jadis

      H. Piazza, Paris, France 1912 - Limited to 400 copies, stated. This copy not numbered. 5 Fairy Tales by Perrault. Umberto Brunelleschi (Illustrator). 20 full-color tissue-guarded illustration plates. Three-Quarter leather, 5 raised bands, decorative gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Printed by G. Kadar, 10 October, 1912, Paris. Book Condition: Fine: A beautiful tight copy with very minor rubbing to extremities. Bright gilt. Pristine pages and plates and tissue guard. Owner's namestamp to pastedown. / [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stare prazske brany (Tschech. Fotowerk: Alte prager Tore). Prag, Reach, 1912. * 20 Original-Fotografien, je 12 x 15 cm. * Auf Pappe montiert lose in OHlwd.-Mappe mit Verschlussbändern.

      . Reach, Sigmund. Stare prazske brany (Tschech. Fotowerk: Alte prager Tore). Prag, Reach, 1912. 28,5 x 21 x 3 cm. * 20 Original-Fotografien, je 12 x 15 cm. * Auf Pappe montiert lose in OHlwd.-Mappe mit Verschlussbändern (Rückengelenke gebrochen). - Die Fotografien zeigen 20 alte Prager Tore, wie das Konska Brana, Ujezdska Brana, Strahovska Brana uvm. - Sigmund Reach (1859 - 1935) studierte Germanistik, arbeitete dann in einer Buchhandlung und begann 1888 mit dem Fotografieren. Er war später Antiquar und Experte für Pragensien. - Eine Fotografie in der Mitte geknickt. - Gutes Exemplar, Zustand siehe Fotos. .

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        The Song of Songs Which Is Solomon's

      Dodge Publishing Company, New York 1912 - Small quarto in green limp suede and gilt wraps, with silk moire endpapers, gilt top, contemporary dustwrapper in salmon, within original, labeled box. Full color plates by Flint, tissue guarded, on rich, textured paper. Printed with permission after the Riccardi Press edition in 1909. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schwarz-weiß Original-Radierung ohne Titel. Kaltnadel mit Vernis mou.

      Blattformat: 50,5 x 35,3 cm, Motivformat: 31,5 x 23,7 cm (HxB). Druck auf leicht getöntem Velin. Auflage: 46/50. Von Schumacher signiert. Rückseitig Reste einer ehemaligen Montierung, das Motiv im - nicht mehr vorhandenen - Motivausschnitt leicht gebräunt. Ansonsten ein gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Graphik. Limited and handsigned originally etching. Good copy. Rare. Schumacher (1912-1999) galt als der wichtigste Vertreter des deutschen Informel. Seine Werke hängen in fast allen grossen Museen der Welt und befinden sich in nahezu allen bedeutenden Privatsammlungen. 2009 wurde das Emil-Schumacher-Museum in seiner Heimatstadt Hagen eröffnet.

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        The Greenfield Papyrus in the British Museum: The Funerary Papyrus of Princess Nesitanebtashru, Daughter of Painetchem II and Nesi-Khensu, and Priestess of Amen-R at Thebes, about B.C. 970, Reproduced in Collotype Facsimile, With Introduction and Description

      London: The British Museum (Printed by Order of the Trustees), 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. Small folio (measures 10.5 x 12.5 inches). Bound in bright scarlet cloth with gilt titles to spine. Bevelled edges. This is a very heavy book. Tiny amount of wear to spine ends, former owners small name to front free end paper. No other markings. A scarce and much sought after book. Extremely rare in this condition. A BEAUTIFUL NEAR FINE COPY. The present Volume contains a complete half-scale facsimile of the Greenfield Papyrus in the British Museum, and a full description of its contents. This papyrus is one of the longest and most beautifully illustrated manuscripts of the 'Book of the Dead' to have survived. The complete papyrus was over thirty-seven meters (122 feet) in length. It was made for a woman named Nestanebtashru, the daughter of the high priest of Amun Pinedjem II. As a member of the ruling elite at Thebes, she was provided with funerary equipment of very high quality. Many of the spells included on her papyrus are illustrated with small vignettes, and besides these there are several large illustrations depicting important scenes. This papyrus was one of a number of funerary papyri that were found between 1871 and 1881 in the tomb at Der al-Bahari which served as a hiding place for the mummies of the kings and priest-kings who reigned from about 1550 B.C. to 950 B.C., and it was presented in May, 1910, to the Trustees of the British Museum by Mrs. Mary Greenfield, by whose husband it had been acquired. The care displayed in the writing and in the execution of the Vignettes, and the generous spaces between the Chapters, and in the larger Vignettes, suggest that the copyist was no hireling who covered so many feet of papyrus with text and Vignettes as quickly as possible, but a careful scribe to whom the work was a labour of love. The selection of the Chapters from the Book of the Dead, and the treatment of some of the Vignettes further suggest that the copyist was a member of the College of Amen, and may even have been Nesitanebtashru herself. In the list of her titles, which is found in several places in her papyrus, she is called the dakd, of the rolls, or manuscripts, of Amen-Ra, the " King of the gods," and "singer of the liturgy of Mut, the Lady of Ashru. What the duties of these offices were exactly is not known, but it is clear that the performance of them involved a knowledge of the contents of the "divine books " of Amen-Ra, and she must have taken part in arranging the musical portion of the service of Amen-Ra and Mut at Karnak. The latter half of the Papyrus of Nesitanebtashru contains a large selection of Hymns, Litanies, etc., which are not known to exist in any other papyrus, and it is not unreasonable to conclude that she was the bakd - the worker, or author of them. According to Budge, it is very possible that a great many of the sections of the liturgies which she sang at dawn, at sunrise, and at sunset, and the Hymns which she sang monthly on the day of the new moon, and during the great festivals at Karnak, were composed by herself. The contents of the papyrus are exceedingly valuable for the study of the Egyptian Religion under the New Empire, for they illustrate the manner in which an educated priestess on the foundation of Amen-Ra succeeded in adapting her belief in Osiris, the great national Ancestor-god, to suit the demands for supremacy in Heaven, Earth, and the Other World which were made by the brotherhood of Amen-Ra on behalf of their god. The Papyrus of Nesitanebtashru contains eighty-seven Chapters of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead, and a long series of Hymns, Litanies, and invocations to Ra, Ra-Harmakhis, Osiris, Thoth, and other gods.

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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 - 1913 1912 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Werke Friedrichs des Großen. In deutscher Übersetzung (10 Bände komplett)

      Lex .8 - Lexikonformat (entspricht 25 - 30 cm) Halbledereinband Exempl. in einem altersgemäß guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich. Gesamtwerke Friedrich des Großen in 10 Bänden. Orig.-Halbledereinbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und zahlreichen Verzierungen. Mit zahlreichen Illustrationen von Adolph Menzel. Einband etwas berieben und an Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen. Buchrücken etwas nachgeblichen. Schnitt und innen altersfleckig. Seiten außerdem altersgemäß nachgedunkelt. Schöne, dekorative Ausgabe in sehr gepflegtem Zustand aus den Jahren 1912-1914. 1. Auflage 10 Bände

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

      Berlin, Verlag von Reimar Hobbing, 1912 - 1914. Opulent ausgestatte und reich illustrierte Werkausgabe Friedrichs. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 3.000 Seiten. Alle Bände mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationstafeln Adolph von Menzels. I. Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg, XV, 244 S., 2 Bl. II. Geschichte meiner Zeit, VIII, 277 S., 2 Bl. III. Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Erster Teil, VII 238 S., 3 Bl. IV. Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Zweiter Teil, VII 209 S., 2 Bl. sowie 18 ganzseitige farbige Schlachtenskizzen und 2 ausfaltbare Übersichtsskuzzen über den Kriegsschauplatz. V. Altersgeschichte. Staats- und Flugschriften, VII, 248 S., 2 Bl. Sowie 3 ausfaltbare farbige Kartenskizzen. VI: Militärische Schriften, VIII, 433 S., 4 Bl. VII: Antimachiavell und Testamente, X, 291 S., 4 Bl. Mit Abbildung der Totenmaske Friedrichs. VIII: Philosophische Schriften, VII, 318 S., 2 Bl. IX: Dichtungen. Erster Teil, IX, 316 S., 2 Bl. X: Dichtungen. Zweiter Teil, VI, 285. Buchrücken partiell leicht berieben. Sonst alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand Deckelbezüge sehr sauber Vorsätze mit kleinem Aufkleber, partiell etwas leimschattig. Titelseiten alt gestempelt (Königlich-Preußische Gymnasialbibliothek Dillenburg). Seiten frisch und fleckenfrei die Bände wirken ungelesen. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten royalen Prachtausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Autograph portrait postcard signed ("W. Furtwängler"). No place, 1912 [?].

      1912. 8vo. Dedicated to an unnamed addressee "in memory of the Brahms Fest 27-30 V 1912 [?]". - In Pencil.

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

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

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        AN ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM EVERSON by Photographer "Robert Hawley, #3/5, July 1986"

      First edition. Photograph. Fine. A large color photographic image of William Everson (1912-1994) outside his home in Berkeley, signed by the photographer, who has numbered it 3/5 and added a manuscript ink notation identifying the subject and date on the lower left margin. Image measures approximately 12 1/4 X 18 1/4", framed under glass, black metal frame, overall measures 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches. A stunning portrait of a long-bearded Everson in his later years holding his iconic staff.

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        Illustrierte Geschichte des Balkankrieges 1912/13 - 2 Bände. 1912 / 1913.

      VIII, 640, VIII, 631 Seiten 4, Leinen zahllose Abbildungen, Porträts und Plänen, Karten im Anhang, Band 1 vorne sehr zarter kleiner Stempel, sonst beide Bände guter Zustand

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        Calgary: A Preliminary Scheme for Controlling the Economic Growth of the City

      Published Under the Auspices of City Planning Commission of Calgary, Calgary - 1912, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. xiii,88pp. Quarto in original gilt lettered quarter beige linen backed beige cloth with beige endpapers, colour frontispiece and plates from plans, etc (1 folding and 1 double-paged), and B&W plates and illustrations from photos. Boards slightly warped otherwise a nice clean copy. Peel 3rd Edition 3776. Cover title: "The City of Calgary, past present and future". Mawson was commissioned to do a number of urban studies in Western Canada in the early 20th century. The Calgary study was the only example published. Very scarce especially in nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens - in 10 Bänden - 1.Band: Abdeckung-Baueinstellung. 2.Band: Bauentwurf-Brasilien. 3.Band: Braunschweigische Eisenbahnen-Eilgut. 4.Band: Eilzüge-Fahrordnung. 5.Band: Fahrpersonal-Gütertarife. 6.Band: Güterverkehr-Krisen. 7.Band: Kronenbreite-Personentarife. 8.Band: Personaltunnel-Schynige Platte-Bahn. 9.Band: Seehafentarife-Übergangsbogen. 10.Band: Übergangsbrücken-Zwischenstation.

      Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg Verlag, 1912-23. 2. Aufl. VIII, 480; VIII, 488; VIII, 496; VIII, 490; VIII, 492; VIII, 484; VIII, 496; VIII, 464; 444; XII, 535 Seiten, insgesamt 68 Tafeln und 32 Karten (meist mehrfach gefaltet) und 3689 Abbildungen im Text, 4°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband, meist mit den Lieferungsschutzumschlägen Schutzumschläge mit ein Rissen, Einband meist leicht berieben, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Vollständiges Exemplar des Standard-Nachschlagewerks zum Eisenbahnwesen. Röll (1853 - 1922), und a. in Wien Leiter des Eisenbahnministeriums, war Mitbegründer des Internationalen Eisenbahn-Transport-Komitees. Mitarbeiter waren führende Eisenbahnfachleute des In- und Auslandes, und a.: Barkhausen ((Hannover), Dietler (Luzern), Fortwängler (Prag), Giese (Braunschweig), v. Hevesy (Budapest), Lemercier (Paris), Metzeltin (Hannover), v. Mühlenfels (Berlin), Don Schneidewind (Buenos Aires), Troske (Hannover), Zoche (Danzig). Diese wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe enthält zahlreiche interessante Artikel, z. B.: Albulabahn, Bahnhofbuchhandel, Bergbahnen, Berliner Hoch- und Untergrundbahn, Blockeinrichtungen, Drehbrücken, Einschienenbahnen, Eisenbetonbrücken, Feldbahnen, Haftpflicht der Eisenbahnen, Klappbrücken, Kleinbahnen, Oldenburgische Eisenbahnen, Schmalspurbahnen, Schnellbahnen (in Hamburg, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Wien, etc.), Seilbahnen, Sibirische Eisenbahn, Werkstätten

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        [Broadside]: Our Songsters Migrate Westward

      [Cambridge, Mass.]: Harvard Lampoon. 1912. First. Cartoon illustrated broadside, unprinted on verso. Approximately 15" x 10.75". Signed "Benchley" in print in lower right corner. Chip in lower right margin, paper remnant on verso of upper left corner with resulting slight stain on recto where it was removed from a scrapbook or album, two old vertical folds, good or better. Very early comic broadside illustrated by then student Robert Benchley, from an illustration that appeared in the January 17, 1912 Harvard Lampoon, featuring seven vignettes, all but one captioned, depicting the members of the Harvard Musical Club's Western Tour over the Winter Holidays in 1911-12. The members are depicted generally acting silly on the train, and at various soirees thrown in their honor. Better known for his witty essays and humorous skits, however while at Harvard Benchley was named the Art Editor of Harvard Lampoon in 1912. He and fellow Lampoon artist Gluyas Williams remained close friends, and in the future Williams would illustrate several of Benchley's books of humorous sketches. This must count as one of Benchley's earliest "separate" appearances; preceding his first book by nine years. Whether he captioned the drawings or just drew them is not obvious to us, but they do exhibit the characteristics of the very dry sense of humor for which he was later well known. .

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        Rhymes of the Firing Line

      Desmond FitzGerald, Inc. 1912 - First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper and dated the year of publication. About Near Fine, with light exposure at corners and light fraying to spine ends, small scuff to spine cloth at rear, else fine. The second published book by the author of Guys and Dolls, a collection of poetry based on his experienced in the Spanish-American War. Rare signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Duineser Elegien. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1923. 4to. 52 S. in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. Grüner Orig.-Maroquinband mit rotem Rückenschildchen, reiche geometrische Vergoldung auf beiden Deckeln, umlaufende Fileten und Kopfgoldschnitt.

      - Ist die Erstausgabe in 300 numerierten Exemplaren ohnehin selten genug, so liegt sie hier in der Luxusausgabe in grünem Maroquin vor. Nur die ersten 100 Exemplare wurden von Hand kostbar in Leder gebunden. Duineser Elegien ist der Titel einer Sammlung von zehn Elegien, die 1912 begonnen und 1922 abgeschlossen wurden. Ihr Name leitet sich vom Schloß Duino bei Triest ab, wo Rilke 1912 als Gast der Gräfin Marie von Thurn und Taxis-Hohenlohe zu Besuch war. Tadelloses Exemplar, fern jeder Altersspur. - Sarkowski 1338. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/40. - Von Mises 94. - Ritzer E 9. - Schauer, Bd. II,50-51 mit Abb. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Baseball Annual 1912 - 1913

      (Boston: Farnsworth, Hoyt &. Co.). 1912. 16mo. 32pp. Stapled wrappers with wraparound illustration by Frank T. Riley of a play at the plate. Light bend on front wrap and first two leaves, else near fine. Detailed statistics (including stats on every game played) for the 1912 season for the American and National Leagues. Also stats for the American Association, and schedules for 1913 for those leagues as well as the International League and the Pacific Coast League. Also includes rules, "Casey at the Bat", and other information. Issued by a Boston shoe store, apparently inspired by Boston's 1912 World Series win. Uncommon, colorful, and attractive. OCLC locates no copies. .

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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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        Gazette du Bon Ton. Arts, modes & frivolités... 1912-1913. Tome I (e Tome II)

      Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts, 1912-1913. 8vo (cm. 24,2), 2 Voll., 2 cc.nn., VI-(2)191(1) pp., 12 cc. (pagine pubblicitarie); 2 cc.nn., VI pp., da p. 193 a p. 382 pp., 12 cc. (pagine pubblicitarie). Num.se ill.ni a colori n.t. e complessive 120 tavv. a pochoir f.t. (di cui 5 a doppia pagina). Eleganti legature artistiche (firmate ‘Joh. Rudel, Elberfeld’) in piena pelle con nervi, fili e titoli in oro al ds. Decorazioni floreali ad intarsio al centro dei piatti anteriori (diverse per i due Tomi). Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Tagli superiori dorati. Raccolta completa delle prime due annate della celebre rivista francese che intese coniugare tipograficamente le acconciature effettivamente realizzate dai grandi ‘couturiers’ francesi alle ‘mises’ immaginate dai maggiori disegnatori dell’epoca, tra i quali André Edouard Marty, George Barbier, Pierre Brissaud, Brunelleschi, Georges Lepape. Il risultato di un simile accostamento costituisce ancor oggi una delle testimonianze più preziose degli orientamenti del costume e della moda c.d. ‘liberty’.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        La théorie du rayonnement et les quanta

      1912 - VI, 462pp. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1912, in-8, VI, 462pp, broché, Cet ouvrage réunit l'ensemble des rapports et des discussions de la Réunion tenue à Bruxelles du 30 octobre au 3 novembre 1911, sous les auspices de M. E. Solvay, et publiés par MM. P. Langevin et M. De Broglie. Ce Conseil scientifique s'est réuni dans le but de discuter une série de points controversés des théories physiques modernes. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos insolé. Quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Autograph portrait postcard signed ("W. Furtwängler").

      No place, 1912 [?]. - 8vo. Dedicated to an unnamed addressee "in memory of the Brahms Fest 27-30 V 1912 [?]". - In Pencil.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        [Broadside]: Our Songsters Migrate Westward

      [Cambridge, Mass.]: Harvard Lampoon. 1912. First. Cartoon illustrated broadside, unprinted on verso. Approximately 15" x 10.75". Signed "Benchley" in print in lower right corner. Chip in lower right margin, paper remnant on verso of upper left corner with resulting slight stain on recto where it was removed from a scrapbook or album, two old vertical folds, good or better. Very early comic broadside illustrated by then student Robert Benchley, from an illustration that appeared in the January 17, 1912 Harvard Lampoon, featuring seven vignettes, all but one captioned, depicting the members of the Harvard Musical Club's Western Tour over the Winter Holidays in 1911-12. The members are depicted generally acting silly on the train, and at various soirees thrown in their honor. Better known for his witty essays and humorous skits, however while at Harvard Benchley was named the Art Editor of Harvard Lampoon in 1912. He and fellow Lampoon artist Gluyas Williams remained close friends, and in the future Williams would illustrate several of Benchley's books of humorous sketches. This must count as one of Benchley's earliest "separate" appearances; preceding his first book by nine years. Whether he captioned the drawings or just drew them is not obvious to us, but they do exhibit the characteristics of the very dry sense of humor for which he was later well known. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Our Baseball Annual 1912 - 1913

      (Boston: Farnsworth, Hoyt &. Co.). 1912. 16mo. 32pp. Stapled wrappers with wraparound illustration by Frank T. Riley of a play at the plate. Light bend on front wrap and first two leaves, else near fine. Detailed statistics (including stats on every game played) for the 1912 season for the American and National Leagues. Also stats for the American Association, and schedules for 1913 for those leagues as well as the International League and the Pacific Coast League. Also includes rules, "Casey at the Bat", and other information. Issued by a Boston shoe store, apparently inspired by Boston's 1912 World Series win. Uncommon, colorful, and attractive. OCLC locates no copies. .

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

      - P., Edité par M. Demay Modiste, 1912, In-4, cordelette d'attache, [28 pp.] couverture illustrée en couleurs par Charles Martin et protégée par un papier transparent éditeur. Imprimé par Draeger.Texte de présentation par Alfred Capus intitulé "La Parisienne". " Cette plaquette au raffinement subtil est certainement le plus beau catalogue jamais édité par une modiste. Après une couverture estampée décorée d'un dessin de Charles Martin coloré au pochoir et souligné d'un bandeau doré, les pages intérieures présentent en alternance le chapeau dessiné par Charles Martin, puis porté à la page suivante par Berthe Cerny" Exposition Forney " Pages d'or de l'édition publicitaire"Soit 7 dessins imprimées en jaune sur fond sable et 4 modèles de chapeaux, à pleine page coloriés au pochoir par Charles Martin, 4 photos par Talbot, colorées et contrecollées de Berthe Cerny, créatrice à la Comédie Française de "La Parisienne" et le portrait de l'actrice d'après le tableau de Jules Carayon face à un texte de M. Demay en fac-similé. Livres

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        Ondine.

      Paris Hachette et Cie. 1912 - 29,5x23 cm. 1 f., VIII p., 1 f., 113 p., 1 p., 1 f. Avec 15 planches en couleurs et illustrations en noir dans le texte. Reliure plein vélin ivoire, titre et décor au dos et premier plat dorés, tête dorée. No. 267/350 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vélin é la forme (après 40 expl. sur japon). - Les rubans manquent.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Au pays des pardons.

      Paris, Aug. Blaizot, coll. éclectique / René Kieffer, 1912.Fort volume in-4 de [8]-VII-195-[13] pages, plein maroquin vert du Cap, à gros grain, dos à 4 nerfs avec titre doré, l'ensemble de la reliure étant richement décorée de pives et autres motifs végétaux dorés. Tête dorée, gardes de tissus parsemé de pastilles,couvertures et dos conservés, double filet encadrant les contreplats sur lesquels sont contrecollés deux planches inédites, tirées sur satin, que l'on ne trouve que dans les exemplaires confiés à Kieffer pour la reliure. Très légère griffure au premier plat. Illustré de 34 eaux-fortes hors-texte de Péters-Destéract, chacune en deux états dont 1 avec remarques, séparées par une serpente légendée. Avec celles des contreplats, l'ouvrage comporte donc 70 planches. Il est en outre bien complet du feuillet de René Kieffer, relié en fin de volume et présentant la belle reliure qui habille notre volume (avec photographie en noir), qui était réalisée sur demande. Tirage limité à 150 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 50 (82) avec 2 états des eaux-fortes. Bel ouvrage d'un étonnante rareté.

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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