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        CAPTAIN POISON. EL CAPITAN VENENO [bound with] MOORS AND CHRISTIANS

      (Missouri, 1913 & 1914): Manuscript. Full-Leather. Quarto. Manuscript English translation from the original Spanish of Alarcon by John Thornton Worths. 346pp. in a lovely script on rectos only, handsomely bound in a fine red straight grained morocco, tile gilt within triple rules with corner embellishments, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, green floral endpapers, all edges marbled. The foreword by the translator explains how he came about doing this translation. Mr. Worths was a teacher of English. He tutored two young boys, one from Costa Rica and the other from Guadalajara, Mexico. He became interested in the Spanish language while teaching the boys English. They taught him Spanish. His desire was to someday translate the works of Alarcon. Approximately three years later, he did his translation. His manuscript, as far as we know, has never been published. Although several translations of Alarcon's work have appeared. We have located a copy of Gray Casement's translation which somewhat differs in translation from Mr. Worths, published in the same year as Mr. Worths' second work, his translation of "Moors and Christians" which we have included with this manuscript. Alarcon was a Spanish writer and politician best known for his novels and short stories which depict in a lively, humorous manner the customs of the Spaniards of his region, Andalusia. Alarcon became a member of the Spanish Royal Academy in 1877. An exceptionally nice manuscript.

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        Pastiches et mélanges

      First edition on ordinary paper, despite a false statement of third edition.Handsome autohgraph inscription from Marcel Proust to René Boylesve.This copy has a chemise and slipcase (with flaps) of half kaki morocco over marbled paper boards, spine very slighlty faded with bibliophilical gilt inscriptions to the foot, lined with liht green paper.One very pale angular dampstain Mouillure angulaire très pâleto the first leaves.Provenance : Heilbronn's library, with his ex libris.René Boylesve découvre l'œuvre de Marcel Proust en 1913, à l'occasion de la parution du premier volume de la Recherche. D'abord dérouté par l'écriture proustienne, il se montre bientôt dithyrambique : « Notre œuvre, à nous, est ruinée par celle-là. Nous avons travaillé en vain. Proust supprime la littérature des cinquante dernières années. » (cité par GERARD-GAILLY Émile, « Note liminaire », dans BOYLESVE René, PROUST Marcel, Quelques échanges et témoignages, 1931, p. 24). Quant à Proust, l'admiration à l'égard de son aîné évoquée dans notre envoi n'est pas feinte ; ainsi quelques mois avant sa mort louait-il les romans de Boylesve, célébrant non seulement un « art en apparence si simple et qui dit tout » mais aussi « un perfectionnement suprême de technique » (PROUST Marcel, Correspondance, t.XX et XXI, 1991, p. 332 et 778).Les deux hommes n'étaient pas proches mais correspondirent à partir de 1917. En faisant parvenir à Boylesve un exemplaire de ses Pastiches et mélanges, Proust dut le ravir : quand il n'écrivait pas, Boylesve était bibliophile. Ainsi, à propos d'un autre de ses ouvrages, Proust eut cette délicate attention : « J'avais une hésitation en ce qui concerne votre exemplaire. D'habitude, ceux qui sont tirés pour moi sans marque d'édition, sont un peu mieux que les "originales". Cette fois-ci, le "mieux" ne m'apparaît pas ; et comme je suis incapable de distinguer le "pur fil" du reste, je ne sais pas, des deux sortes d'exemplaires, ce qui est préférable. [...] Vous seriez mille fois gentil de me dire ce que vous voulez. C'est parce que je vous sais bibliophile que vous écris à propos d'un livre de moi, chose de peu d'importance [...]. » (PROUST Marcel, op. cit., t.XXII, p. 156-157)  Nrf Paris 1919 13x19cm broché sous chemise-étui

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        Scott's Last Expedition.

      London: Smith Elder & Co. 1913. Two volumes, large octavo, extensively illustrated including a frontispiece in each volume, six photogravures and 18 coloured plates, many full-page black & white plates, maps, diagrams, and a panorama; some maps with folds reinforced and one plate a little creased at blank fore-edge margin with small loss; a very good copy, in contemporary quarter morocco. An excellent association copy signed by two of the surviving expeditioners. This is the first edition of the famous official expedition account, arranged from Scott's journals which were retrieved when his tent was discovered in 1912.This set is signed by Lieutenant-Surgeon G. Murray Levick in both volumes, and by Lieutenant Edward R.G.R. Evans, second-in-command on the Terra Nova, in the first: Murray Levick joined Scott's final expedition as surgeon and was second in command of the Northern Party, carrying out extensive studies on birds and marine life.Scott's achievement in reaching the South Pole on January 18, 1912, is inextricably linked with the sense of heartbreak at having been beaten to the Pole by Amundsen by just thirty-four days, and the disastrous return journey in which Scott, Evans, Oates, Bowers, and Wilson all perished.Scott wrote in a letter composed to his wife, "but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. We took risks, we knew we took them; things have come out against us, and therefore we have no cause for complaint, but bow to the will of providence, determined still to do our best to the last... Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale... ".Each volume is inscribed on the front free end-paper: "Presented to / The Grundy Library/ Malvern College/ by G.C. Levick (No. 8)/ Nov. 1913"

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        Du côté de chez Swann

      Grasset. First edition on ordinary paper with the correct date of printing of 8 November 1913; Nrf covers, second impression title page with the typographic error to Grasset corrected, Gallimard sales label from 1917. Half blue morocco over marbled paper boards by Thomas Boichot, spine in six compartments, gilt date to foot, blue paper pastedowns and endpapers, covers preserved, top edge gilt. A few small wormholes mostly affecting covers, ink ex dono to head of upper cover. A nicely bound copy. % Grasset Paris 1913 12x19cm relié

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        The ORIENTAL COOK BOOK. Wholesome, Dainty and Economical Dishes of the Orient, Especially Adapted to American Tastes and Methods of Preparation

      Sully & Kleinteich, New York 1913 - 349, [1 (blank)] pp. Frontispiece of the author. 8vo. "we believe we have finally evolved a book which gives, in designedly limited compass, the most representative, meritorious and easily adaptable methods of food preparation that are known and practiced all over the Orient." [preface, p. 6].The book itself rather common; the dust jacket, decidely not. And yes, the majority of the price of this volume is for the dust jacket. A VG+ book in a VG (or better) dust jacket. Red cloth binding with black printed lettering. Off-white paper dust jacket, printed in red. Custom light grey cloth slipcase 1st Edition (Axford, p. 309; Bitting, p. 257; Cagle 408). Not in Wheaton & Kelly. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [La Voiture Dedalia classée première du grand Prix de l'ACF 1913 des Cycle Cars]

      Paris: Mabileau & Co, 1913. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from a 3/4" tear in the lower margin. Proof copy. Dedalin, 1913.The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes.Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut ( 1879-1909) 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 M. Montaut, Ernest's wife, continued his work after his death 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 usually used "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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        Der Bergbau im Osten des Königreichs Preußen: Festschrift zum XII. Allgemeinen Deutschen Bergmannstage in Breslau 1913 (KONVOLUT aus 10 Teilen/ Bänden) - Bd. II - IV nebst Anlagen: Bd. I (Anlage): Der gegenwärtige Stand des Spülversatzverfahrens in Oberschlesien/ Bd. II: Der oberschlesische Industriebezirk (nebst Kartenanlagen)/ Bd. II (Anlage): Das Arbeiterwohnungswesen in der Oberschlesischen Montanindustrie/ Bd. III: Der Waldenburg-Neuroder Industriebezirk/ Bd. III (Anlage): Die Wasserversorgung des oberschlesichen Industriebezirks/ Bd. IV: Die übrigen Bergbaubezirke/ Bd. V: Aus der Vergangenheit des schlesischen Berg- und Hüttenlebens/ Bd. V (Anhang): Das goldene Buch von Tarnowitz. Ehrentafel nebst Begleitbriefen/ Bd. VI: Bericht über den XII. Allgemeinen Deutschen Bergmannstag zu Breslau vom 2. bis 5. September 1913.

       1913. gebundene Ausgabe Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen/ Instituts-Stempel im Buchinnern; Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 10 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; Versandkostenfreie Lieferung mfb

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        In Powder and Crinoline.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [c.1913]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp.[2]; 164. With 24 mounted colour plates, including a frontispiece, each with a captioned tissue guard. In publisher's quarter grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and red titles to grey decorated paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt; illustrated endpapers.Some light spotting and light outer wear; very good indeed. A novel collection of Fairy Tales proposed by the illustrator Kay Nielson, who wanted to illustrate fanciful tales from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but found little obvious material from the latter period. The novelist and critic Quiller-Couch was therefore recruited to assemble this interesting mix of stories, drawn from several different traditions. Inevitably, powdered wigs and beauty spots abound in the illustrations for titles including 'Minon-Minette', 'The Man Who Never Laughed', and 'The Czarina's Violet'.

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        Report of the Public Service Commission für the first District of the state of new York für the Year Ending December 31, 1913 (Documentary History of Railroad Copmanies Vol 5)

      Eigenverlag, 1913. 14773 gebundene Ausgabe Einband berieben u. bestaubt, Kanten etw. bestoßen, einig. S. (Kanten) bestoßen, Buchschnitt etw. bestaubt u. fleckig, Bindung gelockert L024 Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        The Abysmal Brute

      New York: The Century Company, 1913. [iv]+169+[1 ad]+[1 blank] pages, frontispiece with tissue guard by Gordon Grant. Small Octavo (7" x 4 3/4"). Issued in olive cloth stamped in yellow and dark green on front cover and spine. Inscribed by Becky London. (Sisson and Martens page 70) First edition variant binding.The Abysmal Brute is a novel by American writer Jack London, first published in book form in 1913. It is a short novel, and could be regarded as a novelette. It first appeared in September 1911 in Popular Magazine. In the story, a successful boxer, who was brought up in a log cabin and knows little of the real world, begins to realize the corrupt practices in the game of boxing. In 1910, when the story was written, London had become a famous writer but he was worried that he had exhausted his ideas. The Abysmal Brute was based on one of several plot outlines he bought from Sinclair Lewis, an admirer of London who was at the beginning of his career. Other stories by Jack London about boxing are his novel The Game, published in 1905, his short story "A Piece of Steak" of 1909, and his short story "The Mexican" of 1911. The Abysmal Brute, based on the novel, was made into a movie in 1923; it featured Reginald Denny as Pat Glendon Jr, Mabel Julienne Scott as Maud Sangster and Hayden Stevenson as Sam Stubener. Conflict, is a 1936 film based on the novel and starring John Wayne as Pat Glendon, Jr, Jean Rogers as Maud Sangster and Frank Sheridan as Sam Stubener.Becky (Bess) London Fleming, the younger daughter of Jack and Bessie M. London, was born October 20, 1902, died at 90 years of age on March 26, 1992. Becky and her husband, Percy Fleming, were business partners in a stationary shop in downtown Oakland until retiring. Prior to that Becky had been a stenographer providing her with skills she utilized in transcribing her father's book into Braille for the Institute for the Blind. Becky was the inveterate reader, enjoying a wide range of literature from the classics to her father's writings to science fiction. She was also a dedicated baseball fan. The least ten years of here life were spent, after her husband's death, in Glen Ellen recalling memories of her father for Jack London fans.Condition:Previous owner's gift inscription on front end paper along with Becky London's inscription. Corners gently bumped, slight stain to back cover. Jacket chipped with tape repairs on reverse, some tears to middle of spine else a very good copy in a good jacket.

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

      London: William Heinemann 1913, LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies of which this is No 615. SIGNED by Rackham. Large 8vo., 298 x 230mm; 43 numbered pages of text followed by 44 mounted colour plates, illustrated with a further 10 drawings within the text and a colour frontrispiece. Original cream cloth blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Internally clean with a little browning to endpapers, spine age-toned, some marks to covers. Very good. A wonderful collection compreised of illustrations from Rackham classics including Jack Frost, Mother Goose, The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Jack & the Beanstalk, Santa Claus, The Snow Queen, and Jack the Giant Killer. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The ORIENTAL COOK BOOK. Wholesome, Dainty and Economical Dishes of the Orient, Especially Adapted to American Tastes and Methods of Preparation....

      New York: Sully & Kleinteich, 1913. 349, [1 (blank)] pp. Frontispiece of the author. 8vo. A VG+ book in a VG (or better) dust jacket....

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        The high-frequency spectra of the elements. The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements. Part II. / On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules.

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1913. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. MOSELEY, Henry Gwyn Jeffreys. The high-frequency spectra of the elements / The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements. Part II. In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Sixth series, vol.26, no. 156 (December 1913), pp. 1024-1034, plate XXIII; and Sixth series, vol.27, no. 160 (April 1914), pp. 703-713. [Bound with]: II. BOHR, Niels. On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules. 3 parts. In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Sixth series, vol.26 (July-December 1913), pp. 1-25, 476-502 and 857-75. London: Taylor and Francis, 1913-1914. 2 volumes, 8vo (210x140 mm). Whole volumes: viii, 1064 pp., 23 plates, Sept. issue misbound at end; viii, 1044 pp., 16 plates. Contemporary half cloth (spine sun-faded, boards somewhat rubbed and scuffed). Rear inner joint of vol. 26 broken; endpapers with library stamps, title stamped, slightly browned. Margins of some plates occasionally shaved (not affecting plate to Meseley's paper). Provenance: Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (bookplates with shelf numers to front pastedowns and stamps to general title pages). Good set with the important milestone papers. ----I. DSB IX, 542; PMM 407; Norman 1559 - FIRST EDITION of Moseley's breakthrough work which placed the atomic table on a firm scientific foundation. "Moseley, working under Rutherford at Manchester, used the method of X-ray spectroscopy devised by the Braggs to calculate variations in the wavelength of the rays emitted by each element. These he was able to arrange in a series according to the nuclear charge of each element. Thus if the nuclear charge of hydrogen is 1, in helium it is 2, in lithium 3, and so on by regular progression to uranium as 92. These figures Moseley called atomic numbers. He pointed out that they also represented a corresponding increase in extra-nuclear electrons and that it is the number and arrangement of these electrons rather than the atomic weight that determines the properties of an element. It was now possible to base the periodic table on a firm foundation, and to state with confidence that the number of elements up to uranium is limited to 92. When Moseley's table was completed, six atomic numbers had no corresponding elements; but Moseley himself was able to predict the nature of four of the missing elements" (PMM 407)II. DSB II, 239; PMM 411; Norman 258 - FIRST EDITION."Bohr's three-part paper postulated the existence of stationary states of an atomic system whose behavior could be described using classical mechanics, while the transition of the system from one stationary state to another would represent a non-classical process accompanied by emission or absorption of one quantum of homogeneous radiation, the frequency of which was related to its energy by Planck's equation" (Norman). Very Good.

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        ALS to John Fleming about Kiplings sister 1913

      

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        The Happy Prince

      

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        Irish Home Rule, together with The Liberal Government and Naval Policy. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill, M.P., First Lord of The Admiralty (March 1912).

      London: The Liberal Publication Department. 1913. FIRST EDITIONS. Two rare pamphlets. Bound in an annual volume of similar works entitled 'Publications for the Year', with new general title page, in publisher's utitlity binding of quarter green morocco over boards, titled in gilt to spine, t.e.g. Shows some wear, headbands chipped, joints rubbed, fine within. Complete with eighteen other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Trade, The House of Lords, and International Relations and Armaments. Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George, a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets. Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover bound in; 16pp: The Liberal Government with both covers bound in; 24pp. Scarce first publications of two seminal Churchill speeches; the former being is Churchill's controversial speech in Belfast supporting Irish Home Rule; the latter being his speech to the Commons (his debut address as First Lord of the Admiralty) introducing the Navy budget and setting British strategy to counter Germany in the naval arms race. These two orations items from Churchill's early political career are bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with other pressing issues of the period. Woods A20(a), & A21. See also Cohen.

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        A la recherche du temps perdu

      Grasset & Nrf. The first edition with all the characteristics of the first issue of the first volume (Grasset error, the first plate dated 1913, no table of contents, publisher's catalogue at end), one of the Service de Presse  (advance) copies (the head of the second plate marked with the publisher's initials). The first edition on ordinary paper with a false edition statement stating the fifth for the second volume. Numbered first editions on pur fil paper, the re-impositions on large paper only for the other volumes. This complete set of In Search of Lost Time bears three important, attractive inscriptions from Marcel Proust to Lucien Descaves : "à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Hommage de l'auteur. / Marcel Proust" in Du côté de chez Swann."à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Respectueux hommage de l'auteur. / Marcel Proust" in Le Côté de Guermantes II - Sodome et Gomorrhe I."à monsieur Lucien Descaves. / Admiratif hommage. / Marcel Proust" in Sodome et Gomorrhe II-1. Each of the thirteen volumes is present in a full black morocco box, spines in the Jansenist style with date at foot, the interior lined with khaki green sheep by Goy & Vilaine. The copy of Swann is, furthermore, preserved within a chemise and slipcase of decorative paper and edged with ochre cloth, as is typically the case with books from the library of Lucien Descaves.Inscribed copies of Swann's Way are themselves of the utmost rarity, but this one is moreover testimony to the 'young' author's first attempts to approach the prestigious Académie Goncourt, of which Lucien Descaves was one of the founding members.The stormy deliberations of 1919 are often brought up with regard to Proust and the Goncourt, but what people usually omit to mention is that, urged on by Grasset (cf. letters to M. Barres and R. de Flers, v. XII, letters 127 and 155) Proust manifested an ardent desire, right from 1913 on, to be submitted to the verdict of the Ten, and made a number of moves in this direction:"My publisher [had me send] my book... to the Goncourt judges. Officially, it's not too late, they're still accepting books, but I think the winner is already more or less decided. There remains the hope that if I could find - not having one as yet - someone to act as advocate for the book, who could make sure it was discussed, it would carve a way for my work so that they'd read it, which is all I could hope for... I am very much afraid that no one will read me, because it's so long and tightly packed. But perhaps... you have some friends in the Académie Goncourt. There are two judges with whom it's not worth bothering. The elder Rosny, because Madame Tinayre (whom I don't know but who, it appears, has a predilection for my writing) has already recommended the book to him (without having read the rest); and Léon Daudet who will most likely not take my part, but with whom I am too closely tied to be able to put myself forward without making a fool of myself. Finally, Louis de Robert, (all this off the top of my head, for this letter that I'm writing is my first step in all this) has written to Paul Margueritte. But I don't think that'll have much effect. Perhaps you know someone else? There are, I believe, Geffroy, Rosny junior, Elémir Bourges, Descaves (but I doubt he'd come back for this), Mirbeau... In any case, perhaps all this will be in vain. I just wanted to mention it, in case," (letter of the 8th November - the date the printers finished the book - to Madame de Pierrebourg, XII, 140). Madame de Pierrebourg did not know anyone and Louis de Robert's efforts came up against an obstacle, namely Proust's independent means: "As for the prize, there's something quite comic in that at a time when I'm... more or less ruined... my fortune should be an obstacle!" (letter to Louis de Robert, XII, 164). For his part, Léon Daudet - to whom he had, in fact, turned for support - held his age against him: "As for the Goncourt... I shall certainly mention your book to my friends. But... but the majority don't want to vote for an author over the age of 35 [underlined]... I, happily, do not share this disposition," (XII, 144).Resigned, Proust nonetheless hopes to be mentioned by the Academicians: "It seems impossible that I should have the prize... In any case, if my book is discussed by the Goncourt jury, it will in some measure make up for the distance I've been at for some years from literary life, which means that at my age I am less well-known than a number of people just starting out. Perhaps in seeing my book deliberated over by the jury, some people will decide to read it, and who knows if there won't be among them some friend to my thinking who without this would never have discovered it," (XII, 170). But none of the members referred to Swann during their deliberations and only the elder Rosny, according to Proust "gave [me] a voice" (XVIII, 221).When In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower did win the prize in 1919 (despite the same obstacles of Proust's age and fortune) Lucien Descaves disagreed with the decision, preferring instead Dorgelès' Les Croix de bois. Proust mentions his animosity in a letter to the Abbé Mugnier: "I'm sorry that you found out [about the Goncourt prize] from Monsieur Descaves, because he must have accompanied this piece of good news with some rather unflattering comments. In effect, he had campaigned against me and presented the results in the following terms: Monsieur Proust has the prize; Monsieur Dorgelès has the originality of talent and youth. You can't have it all." Proust goes on to add: "Don't think I harbor the least resentment towards Monsieur Descaves. Those who don't like my books are of exactly the same opinion as me," (XVIII, 333).The copies of The Guermantes Way and Sodom and Gomorrah that Proust gave to this harsh critic of his are proof of the honesty of this statement and the respect he had for the author despite their differences. For his part, 'the Bear', as Lucien Descaves called himself, took great care of his copy of Swann in protecting it with a slipcase and chemise, no doubt aware of the importance of this founding work of modern literature. Nonetheless, one can note that he stopped reading Sodom at page 153, after which the quires are no longer opened.In his study on Proust and the Goncourt prize, Luc Fraysse highlights that "the awarding of the Goncourt prize to Proust in 1919 for In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is a major literary event in 20th century history... It was an unparalleled summit in the life of the Académie Goncourt... [and] a decisive and definitive turning point in the literary evolution [of Proust]... [who] went - with no intermediate stage - from relative obscurity to world-wide fame. It was the Goncourt prize that led a larger readership to discover the depth and importance of Proust's work."An exceptional set of In Search of Lost Time as it appeared, bearing three attractive signed autograph inscriptions from Marcel Proust to Lucien Descaves.  Grasset & Nrf Paris 1913-1927 12x19cm pour le premier volume & 13x19,5cm pour le second & 14,5x19,5cm pour les suivants 13 volumes brochés sous coffrets

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        Alcools. Poèmes 1898-1913

      First edition, a first impression copy numbered in the press, of which there were only 23 large paper copies on Hollande.Flexible burnished black Bradel paper binding with floral motifs by P. Goy & Vilaine, purple morocco titlepiece, gilt date at foot of spine, endpapers and pastedowns of paper with floral and silver motifs, covers preserved. A rare autograph inscription by Guillaume Apollinaire : "A Edouard Gazanion, son ami, Guillaume Apollinaire [to Edouard Gazanion, his friend Guillaume Apollinaire]".This copy also has seven pen and ink corrections by Apollinaire himself.Edouard Gazanion, for his part, also inserted numerous punctuation marks in pencil and a textual correction matching the pre-published versions of some poems, which had previously appeared in the literary journal Phalange. A poet from the Bohemian Montmartre scene at the turn of the century, a pillar of the Lapin Agile, a regular at the Bouscarat on the place du Tertre and the Bateau Lavoir, Gazanion was by turns friendly or close to the poets, writers and painters of the Butte at the beginning of their careers, including Max Jacob, Mac Orlan, Dorgelès, Gaston Couté, Salmon, Picasso, Warnod, Marcoussis and Carco who liked his Chansons pour celle qui n'est pas venue [Songs for the Girl who did not Come] (Vers et Prose, 1910) and who often crashed at his when he was broke. His meeting with Apollinaire goes back to the Soleil d'Or, when the latter was reading his Nuit Rhénane for the first time - in 1903. Both poets, they kept in touch from then on. Gazanion stood out for his defense of Mamelles de Tirésias during the memorable scandal when it was staged.With a frontispiece portrait of Apollinaire by Picasso.A tiny angular lack to foot of first endpaper, bearing the inscription.A good copy in an elegant signed binding, with a rare autograph inscription by Apollinaire.   Mercure de France Paris 1913 11,5x18,5cm relié sous étui

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        Schwarz Weiss. Ausstellung - Wien 1913. Opernring 19 - Entré 1 K. Akademischer Verband für Literatur und Musik.

      Wien, 1913. OPlakat [ca. 100 x 70,5 cm]. Vgl. MAK PI 102. - Leichte Randläsuren, schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Plakate

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        Versailles.

      - Farbholzschnitt, auf Japan, im Stock monogrammiert „HR (ligiert)", links unten signiert und datiert „Heine Rath 10", rechts unten bezeichnet „Eigen-Handdruck". Darstellungsgröße 25,2:41 cm, Blattgröße 27,7:41,8 cm. Verso im Unterrand bezeichnet "22 (13 - 22); 1.6. [19]17 H. Rath Versailles 448".- Verso an den Ecken Reste alter Montage. Maler und Graphiker. Schüler von Hermann Eschke und Eugen Bracht, Meisterschüler von Carlos Grethe. 1913 - 1920 Professor an der Stuttgarter Akademie.

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        Die griechisch-ägyptische Sammlung Erst von Sieglin. Dritter Teil: Die Gefässe in Stein und Ton. Knochenschnitzereien.

      Druck und Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient, Leipzig 1913 - Extremely rare. Druck und Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient, Leipzig, 1913. First edition. Large folio, xi & 253 pages, 60 plates. Original white cloth with brown decoration and title. This is part of the "Expedition Ernst von Sieglin, Ausgrabungen in Alexandria, unter Leitung von Theodor Schreiber", in which Band II is the publication of the Greco-Roman collection of Ernst von Sieglin. This extraordinary volume is as follows: moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. Back cover has some browning. The interior is clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carl Hauptmann, Pseud. Ferdinand Klar, Schriftsteller (1858-1921); Gesicht im Profil nach rechts.

      - Kaltnadelradierung, 1913, auf chamoisfarbenem Kupferdruckkarton, signiert, als „Musterdruck" bezeichnet. 18,8:16,9 cm. – Brillanter Abdruck mit scharf zeichnender Plattenkante, zartem Plattenton, vollrandig. Literatur: Pabst R 32. Erschienen im Horen-Verlag, Berlin, Auflage 50 Exx. – Mit Widmung an „Herrn Dr. R. Kayser" sowie dessen eigenhändiger Besitzvermerk. Oppenheimer war von 1900-1903 Schüler der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien und von 1903-19o6 der Prager Kunstakademie. Hier schloß er sich 1906 der Gruppe „OSMA" an, eine der ersten Vereinigungen tschech. Avantgardisten. 1907 Rückkehr nach Win, wo er zum Kreis des „Wiener Expressionismus" gehörte. Stilistisch war er beeinflußt von Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), Egon Schiele (1890-1918) und Albert Paris Gütersloh (1887-1973). 1911-1915 war er in Berlin tätig und arbeitete an der Zeitschrift „Die Aktion" mit. Es folgte ein Aufenthalt in der Schweiz von 1915-1925, wo seine Auseinandersetzung mit der Musik begann (Bildnisse von Musikern, „Musik und Malerei", 1919). 1931 kehrte er nach Wien zurück, 1938 emigrierte er in die USA.

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        The Range Men the Story of the Ranchers and Indians of Alberta

      Toronto: William Briggs, 1913. About fine but for light superficial wear to extremities, and a minor foxing to prelims. Decorative cover still quite bright. Signed by Kelly on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Ankogel, Abhang", 1913.

      - Aquarell, 30 x 40 cm, signiert, datiert u. betitelt, Nachlaßstempel. Einfühlsame Darstellung der alpinen Landschaft in den Hohen Tauern. Eines der vielen Aquarelle von Lobisser (1878-1943) in denen er sich mit Kärntner Landschaft auseinandergesetzt hat. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Andreae Dactii Patricii et Academici Florentini Poemata.

      - In 8vo (cm 14,5); legatura del XVIII secolo in mezza pelle con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso, taglio rosso; pp. 320. Carattere corsivo latino e greco. Lievi fioriture, margine superiore un po' corto, minimi aloni marginali, insignificante strappetto all'ultima carta senza danno al testo, ma nel complesso ottima copia.RARA EDIZIONE ORIGINALE pubblicata postuma per le cure del figlio dell'autore Giovanni Dazzi e da questi dedicata a Cosimo de' Medici. A pagina 5 segue un'altra dedica di Andrea Dazzi a Pietro Soderini. La raccolta si apre con numerosi epigrammi ed elegie: in quei versi nei quali egli canta il suo amore per una certa Fulvia si comprende come il Dazzi elaquo;seppe contemperare lo studio dei classici con quello dei poeti volgari e soprattutto del Petrarcaeraquo; (G. Bottiglioni, La lirica latina in Firenze nella seconda metà del secolo XV, Pisa, 1913, p. 140 e inoltre pp. 136-144). Seguono otto selve in esametri, ciascuna dedicata ad un argomento diverso: lodi adulatorie, notizie autobiografiche, scene di vita contemporanea, ecc. Chiudono la raccolta il poemetto eroicomico in tre libri Aeluromyomachia, scritto in età giovanile, qui pubblicato da M. Serafini e da questi dedicato a P. Cattani da Diacceto, e un'orazione latina in lode delle lettere greche. Dall'esame dei componimenti emergono le fitte relazioni che il Dazzi intratteneva con i personaggi più importanti del tempo, tra i quali ricordiamo J. Naldi, P. Crinito, G. Rucellai, L. Albizzi, L. Torelli e M. Tarcaniota. Proprio l'inimicizia tra quest'ultimo e A. Poliziano, che era stato maestro del Dazzi, causò la successiva rottura tra il Poliziano e il Dazzi stesso, il quale elaquo;in una serie di epigrammi assai mordaci, attaccò il Poliziano nel suo punto più vulnerabile, cioè nella sua immoralità eraquo; (Bottiglioni, op. cit., p. 144). Lo accusò infatti molto arditamente di omosessualità . elaquo;Parmi ces poésies il y en a de fort libres. La plupart sont dans le genre de Catulle et de Martial. Cela n'a point empêché ce recueil d'être réimprimé à Paris, en 1554, avec un privilège du roieraquo; (J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage., Paris, 1894, I, p. 782). Numerosi sono i componimenti e le strofe in greco. In fine vi sono l'indice dei poemi e l'errata. Originario di Firenze, il Dazzi si formò nelle lettere latine sotto la guida del Poliziano e del Landino, mentre nelle lettere greche ebbe come maestro il Verino. Le sue qualità di erudito gli fecero ottenere l'insegnamento di lettura greca presso lo Studio Fiorentino nel 1502. Insegnò ininterrottamente sia a Firenze che a Pisa fino circa al 1520, avendo come allievi P. Vettori, B. Cavalcanti, P. Mini ed altri. Proprio intorno a quegli anni una grave malattia lo rese completamente cieco e lo costrinse a ritirarsi presso la sua villa di Fiesole. Ciononostante egli continuò ad ottenere alcuni importanti incarichi pubblici e fu tra i primi ad entrare nell'Accademia fiorentina dopo la sua fondazione ufficiale nel 1541, divenendone in seguito censore. La sua memoria fu pubblicamente onorata da C. Bartoli e da M. Serafini, che lesse l'orazione funebre in S. Maria Novella (cfr. W. Rudiger, Andreas Dactius aus Florenz, Halle, 1897, passim). D. Moreni, Annali della tipografia fiorentina di Lorenzo Torrentino, Firenze, 1819, nr. XXVI, pp. 78-79 (elaquo;raro libroeraquo;). Adams, D-164. BMSTCItalian, p. 208. D. Moreni, Bibliografia storico ragionata della Toscana, Firenze, 1805, I, 318. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HUNGARIAN FAIRY BOOK

      - (POGANY,WILLY)illus. HUNGARIAN FAIRY BOOK by Nandor Pogany. NY: Frederick Stokes, no date, circa 1913. 8vo (5 3/4 x 8 1/8"), blue pictorial cloth, 287p., slightest bit of soil else near fine condition. 26 Hungarian fairy tales are illustrated by Pogany with color frontis plus a profusion of full and partial page black and whites in Pogany's Art Nouveau style. A very scarce and lovely Pogany item and an interesting collection of fairy tales as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE DEBIT ACCOUNT

      Martin Secker [1913], London - Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-311 [312] [313-320: pubisher's ads], original black cloth, front stamped in white and ruled in blind, spine stamped in white and gold, rear ruled in blind, top edge stamped in black, bottom edges untrimmed. Sequel to IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCE, the second volume in "Whom God Hath Sundered" trilogy. Critic Martin Seymour-Smith described Onions' Whom God Hath Sundered trilogy as a neglected classic: " 'In Accordance with the Evidence' is the masterpiece of the three, but the other sequels in no way disgrace it" - Seymour-Smith, "Forgotten Classic." Scotland on Sunday, 22 February 1998 (p.26). Not in Hubin. See Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime (1989), p. 413. A fine copy. Scarce in this condition. (20038) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fêtes galantes.

      - Editions Ferroud, Paris, 1913. In-4 (25 x 16 cm) belle reliure signée Pagnant en pleine basane fauve tachetée, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats à triple filets doré, dentelle intérieure, doré trois tranches, couvertures et dos conservés, illustrations de L. Lebègue, magnifique exemplaire sur Japon numéroté (n°34) avec deux états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau-forte pure, et le tirage à part en bistre des en-têtes et culs-de-lampe, 56 pages. Monod 11089. Le relieur Pagnant (1852-1916) commença une brillante carrière chez Lavache, puis ches Chambolle Duru, Parisot, Lesort, Weber et Marmin. Fort de cette expérience, il s'installe en 1876. Il acquiert rapidepment une réputation méritée. Il fut membre du jury pour la nomination des professeurs à l'Ecole Estienne. Il reçut de nombreux prix (expositions de Milan, Bruxelles, Turin). Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lebensbeschreibungen. Mit Anmerkungen nach der Übersetzung von Kaltwasser bearbeitet von Hans Floerke. 6 Bde.

      München, Georg Müller 1913 - . 8°. 6 Bde. Holländisch Bütten. Kopfgoldschnitt. Dunkelrotes Orig.-Leder. (Klassiker des Altertums. 2. Reihe. Bde. 1-6). Nr. 81 von 150 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder. Gering berieben, Deckel von Band 6 mit einer leichten Kratzspur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Reflection of X-Rays by Crystals

      Taylor and Francis 1913 - In Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series A, volume 88 (1913), pp. 428-38. Original brown leather spine with marbled boards and gilt on spine. Small paper repair to title page not affecting text. Professional repair to lower portion of the spine. Very clean and tight. Near fine condition. Follow-up paper to their publication of the Bragg relation, the Bragg's constructed the first x-ray spectrometer to study distances between atomic substances. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trans-Himalaya - Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet

      London, Macmillan and Co, 1909-1913. - 3 volumes, XXIII-436 pp. (T. I) - XVII-441 pp. (T. II) - XV-426 pp. (T. III), rebound in modern full brown leather, with 388 pp. and 10 Maps (Volumes I and II), 156 illustrations from Photographs, Water-colour Sketches and Drawings by the Author and 4 Maps (Volume III). A very good set, in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vieux habits, vieux galons, édition originale, préface de Frédérique Masson de l'Académie française.

      Carteret, L. Ancienne Librairie L. Conquet., Paris 1913 - XLVIII -265- [1] p.-[8] f. de pl. dont 1 portr. De l'auteur) ; 24.5 cm. - Reliure demi veau raciné vert, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons, roulettes, encadrements et titre dorés. La reliure est signée Canape. [Georges Canape (1864-1940)] - Illustrations de Maurice Leloir. Gravés au burin et à l'eau forte par Léon Boisson. Préface de Frédérique Masson. Exemplaire de collaborateur. - Livres-en parfait état. - Albert Sorel (1842 - 1906) de l'Académie française, historien français, l'un des principaux fondateurs de l'histoire diplomatique en France. Size: In-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voice from the bush in Australia: shewing its present state, advantages, and capabilities, in a series of letters from an Irish settler and others in New South Wales. With appendices .Dublin, William Curry junior & Co.; London, Smith, Elder & Co.; Edinburgh, John Johnstone, 1839. 12mo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, nearly full-page wood-engraved illustration on page 25 and a letterpress folding table. Modern marbled wrappers.

      - Ferguson 2713; WorldCat (7 copies); for Caroline Clayton: Strickland, Dictionary of Irish artists (1913), II, p. 108. A collection of letters from New South Wales by Thomas Pope Besnard, an Irish colonist of Cork, with 4 extensive appendices containing valuable information on the early colony. Besnard became an overseer on a chain gang and writes enthusiastically about the great possibilities of life in Australia, where he is "working and faring hard, yet earning the sweet bread of honorable independence" (p. 17). The frontispiece shows a farmer in front of his small house, with other men, a kangaroo or wallaby and other animals. The wood-engraving, by Caroline Clayton, shows a hunter with two dogs. The appendices contain practical information for settlers (lists of public and commercial institutions, information on post coaches, etc.) and extracts from various publications relating to Australia.In very good condition.

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        Studies from the Russian Ballet

      [London:] Fine Art Society,, [1913]. Folio. Original brown card portfolio, front cover lettered and decorated in gilt, contents sheet pasted to inside cover in brown, with 15 photographic plates (205 x 153 mm) mounted separately on thick white card. Lacking the printed title sheet. Titles to card mounts in pencil. Wear, creasing, and rubbing to portfolio, some loss to joints, light foxing to card mounts, some offsetting to mounts recto, an excellent set of photographs in a very good portfolio. First edition, first impression, of Hoppé's first publication. When the Ballets Russes arrived in London for the first time in June 1911, Hoppé secured the exclusive rights to photograph its leading members in his new studio at Baker Street. The plates show principal dancers Tamara Karsavina, Adolph Bolm, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Sofia Vasylievna Fedorova posing in elaborate costumes from a variety of productions. These photographs would be exhibited the following year at the Ryder Gallery. Two of the photographs in the portfolio, both of Nijinsky, were actually taken by August Bert, credited as "Bert" on the title sheet; Nijinsky did not sit for Hoppé until 1914 after his last performance of Le Spectre de la Rose. Hoppé's contemporary, Cecil Beaton, referred to him as "the Master": elsewhere, he has been cited as "the most important photographer in the world during the 1920s" (ODNB).

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        Der Hafen von New York. Als Handschrift gedruckt.

      Hamburg, [Lütcke & Wulff], 1913. 36 S, 1 Bl. . Mit 9 (davon 8 gefalt. und 8 farb.) Karten. 4°, OPappbd. Die Karten zeigen u. a: Die Einfahrt von New York (1910). Kaianlagen bzw. geplante Kaianlagen an der Südseite Manhattans und dem gegenüberliegenden Ufer mit Nebenkarte. Schnitt durch den Tunnel und die Verbindungsrampe. Geographische Lage New Yorks an der Hudson Bay und Ambrose Channel. - Bubendey (1848 - 1919) galt international als Koryphäe des Strom- und Wasserbaus. - Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband schwach berieben, ansonsten guter Zustand.

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        Abysmal Brute, The

      The Century Company 1913 - 1st edition ["Published, May, 1913" and "1913" printed at foot of title page; 1 page undated ads] but in the second binding state which is identical to the first except for color. 12mo, light green cloth decorated in dark green and black. Near fine in vg-nf d/w. Contemporaneous bookstore seal on front pastedown; later bookseller inkstamp on back end paper; d/w has chipping at top and bottom of spine and upper corners; four small nicks on top edge. Scarce in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verspreide geschriften, onder zijn toezicht verzameld. (Met:) Diversen en Nalezing (en) levensberichten.

      - 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1913-1928.15 volumes & Register en bibliografie (1929) & Supplement (1936), together 17 volumes. Original blue cloth and wrappers.Hendrik Kern (1833-1917), a Dutch linguist and Orientalist, is regarded as one of the founding fathers of Oriental studies in the Netherlands. He displayed an extraordinary ability to study, and to master, a wide variety of languages: European, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, Malayan, etc. He laid the foundation for Austronesian studies. It is as a comparativist and a philologist that he gained his great reputation. His interests were not restricted to pure linguistics. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Glasgemalde Des Koniglichen Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin [Two Volumes]

      Julius Bard. Hardcover. Berlin, 1913. Folio, tan cloth, 259 pp plus 70 plates. Complete in two volumes. A scarce stained glass reference, illustrated with 70 plates. A well preserved set with a few flaws: some marginal dampstaining to text volume, small paint mark to front board of plate volume, some foxing to endpapers. Contents otherwise excellent, particularly in the plate volume, and bindings strong. Very good condition overall. Sehr gut. Price includes international shipping. . Very Good. 1913. First Edition.

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        The Rime of The Ancient Mariner. In Seven Parts. Presented by Willy Pogány.

      London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd, [1913] - Quarto. Original full tan calf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial block to front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Colour plates tipped in. Design, layout, lettering, colour and monochrome illustrations by Willy Pogany. First edition, first impression, one of 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the ‘Fram’ 1910 -1912 -- Signed by Amundsen

      New York: Lee Keedick 1913 - Signed in the year of publication: Best Wishes, Roald Amundsen, Feb. 1st, 1913, Chicago in Volume I on the front free endleaf. This set was signed in Chicago during Amundsen’s first visit to the United States after returning from his conquest of the South Pole in 1912. New York: Lee Keedick, 1913, First Edition, 2 volumes complete in Near Fine Condition and in custom clam shell box. Volume I: [xxxv] 392pp. thick large 8vo with untrimmed pages and gilt tops, original publisher’s blue blind ruled cloth with very bright gilt on spine and cover. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard, Introduction by Fridtjof Nansen, 82 photographic images (mostly full page), full page map and color fold out map attached at rear. Complete with the folded plan of the ‘Fram’. Volume II: [x] 449pp. thick large 8vo with untrimmed pages and gilt tops, original publisher’s blue blind ruled cloth with very bright gilt on spine and cover. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard. Appendix I, II, III, IV, & V; Index; 52 photographic illustrations (mostly full page), 20 maps and charts including fold out toward rear. Spence 18, Renard 20, Conrad p. 113, Rosove 9.B2.a The detailed, well-written first person account documenting Roald Amundsen’s successful expedition whose primary intention was the conquest of the South Pole – begun on February 10, 1911 and achieving the South Pole on December 14, 1911 at 3:00pm with a temperature of -10ºf. Amundsen and his expedition team departed the South Pole on December 17 and arrived at their winter quarters in January 1912, covering a total of approximately 1,750 miles round trip while averaging nearly 15.5 miles per day. Aside from successfully being the first expedition to attain the South Pole, the expedition also achieved significance by determining the extent and character of the Ross Barrier, and by discovering the 530 mile-long mountain range connecting South Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, This mountain range was named the Queen Maud Mountains by Amundsen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Biblio-sonnets

      Floury 1913 - - Floury, Paris 1913, 16,5x25,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches. Ouvrage illustré de compositions originales gravées sur bois par Richard Ranft. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de sa suite des illustrations sur Chine. Ifimes manques en tête et en pied du dos, plats très légèrement et marginalement décolorés. Rare et agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on laid Arches paper. Illustrated book of original compositions woodcut by Richard Ranft. Our copy is complete many of his suite illustrations on China. Ifimes gaps in front and back foot, flat and slightly discolored marginally. Rare copy and pleasant. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Rapport Sur Le Service Des Aliénés Du Département De La Seine Pendant L'année 1912

      Imprimerie Nouvelle, Paris 1913 - In-folio. Demi-chagrin de l'époque havane foncé, dos lisse doré et gravé - XI-442 pages. Très nombreux tableaux et diagrammes dépliants hors-texte - l'ouvrage est organisé en quatre sections : 1- Renseignements statistiques - 2- Tableaux annexes - 3- Actes administratifs en 1914 et en 1915 - 4- Rapports des médecins chefs de service - le rapport, il n'exsite pas d'ouvrages plus exhaustif sur le sujet couvre les asiles de : Sainte-Anne - Vaucluse - Ville-Evrard - Villejuif - Maison Blanche - Moisselles - Bicetre - Fondation Vallée - La Salpêtrière - les colonies familiales de : Dun-sur-Aron - Ainay-le-Chateau - Chezal-Benoit - les rapports émanent de Gilbert Ballet - Dagonet - Keraval - Blin - Vigouroux - Rogues de Fursac - Marc Trenel - Pactet - Toulouse - Auguste Marie - Colin - Serieux - Capgras - Riche - Vurpas - Roubinovitch - Seglas - Chaslin - Nageotte - Ameline - Marcel Briand - Truelle - Lwoff - Bonnet - Pasturel - Nageotte. Ces rapports, très rares, étaient destinés au seul personnel médical et n'étaient pas édités en librairie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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