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        Masterpieces by Sesshu

      Tokyo: The Shimbi Shoin, 1913. Second. Hardcover. VG-, ex-library with bookplate and a few other labels and stamps. Bottom and top of text block stamped lightly. Cover show slight wear, silk spine fragile, chipped, and missing on top two inches. Slipcase has frayed spine ends, some torn cloth and separation near top and bottom of each opening.. Printed green silk on boards, silk cloth spine, purple cord tied binding, brown buckram slipcase. 9 pages of text, 60 engraved plates mostly bw, some with multiple colors. Plates have tissue protectors. Oversized and heavy. Front cover is another printed design of Sesshu's. From the introductory text: "If we point out the greatest of all landscape painters, numerous in old as well as in modern times of Japan, Sesshu must be the first one. He was a Zen priest, and his real name was Toyo; but he used several pseudonyms: Bikeisai, Beigen Sanshu, Unkoku, etc." Annotations given for each plate. Exceedingly rare.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        The Song of Songs which is Solomon's: Imprinted in the authorised text, by permission.

      London: Philip Lee Warner for The Medici Society, 1913 - Small quarto (211 x 145 mm). Mid-20th century red calf by Bayntun Riviere, spine lettered in gilt with gilt motifs to compartments, double gilt fillet to covers with gilt floral cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Bookplate of F. C. Miller to pastedown. Lightly bowed, very minor scratches to covers, front free endpaper very slightly creased with a tiny nick, occasional very light foxing. An excellent copy. With 11 full-page colour illustrations by William Russell Flint. First small crown quarto edition. A very attractively illustrated and printed copy of the first book book published by the Medici Society, in a fine binding. This edition of the Song of Songs was first published in 1909 in extra crown quarto by Riccardi Press Books.

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        Poh-Dèng - Scènes de la vie siamoise.

      1913 - Paris, l'Édition d'Art H. Piazza, 1913, par G. Kadar, un volume in-8 broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous étui en couleur estampé d'un cachet or, 181 pages. Richement illustré par de La Nézière. 50 illustrations en couleurs dont 10 hors texte, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, encadrements décoratifs. Rare édition de ce bel ouvrage classique sur la vie siamoise. Tirage limité à 350 exemplaires. Celui-ci, numéroté 342, sur papier vélin à la cuve, des Manufactures Blanchet et Kléber. Ouvrage remarquable par ses illustrations de H. de La Nézière, peintre et illustrateur du début du XXème siècle. "La femme et l'homme sont comme le safran et la chaux: si vous les mettez en présence, comment empêcher le safran de colorer la chaux?" (Proverbe siamois). Petites usures, fragilité au brochage, petit accident à l'étui. Livre

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        Danseuses Cambodgiennes anciennes et modernes -

      Augustin Challamel 1913 -, Paris - 1 In-4 178 pp. Couverture crème à rabats avec petit manque sur le premier plat. Dos strié. Mors cassé. Intérieur très propre. Avec 15 planches hors-texte en couleurs et en noir. Fragile mais complet Jolies illustrations dont le frontispice en couleurs. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales

      Hodder and Stoughton 0, London - First edition [1913]. Folio. Quarter cream linen over light-blue paper boards. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Title labels to front and spine. Mild bumping to corners and edges. Internally fine and unfoxed, clean, tight and unmarked. Rare dust jacket with title labels to front and spine is toned, mildly scuffed, and just a little edgeworn. Special large-size issue with a full compliment of 26 plates (as in the limited signed edition) by Kay Nielsen, all with captioned tissue-guards. All plates in colour and mounted on grey wove card-stock. Tipped-in title-page also on grey card. Illustrated endpapers, page illustrations and head-pieces throughout. Printed by Henry Stone and Son, Ltd., Banbury. xii[13-164][+26 plates]pp. Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Maler-Hauptbuch.

      Karlsruhe: Kunstdruckerei Künstlerbund 1909 / 1913 - 110 Bll., 1 Bll. (bis Bll. 108 ausgefüllt). - sehr selten, handsigniert von Rudolf Hause. Ebd. berieben, die mont. Fotographien sind teilweise verblichen, -- Das Malerhauptbuch des Malers ‘Rudolf Hause‘ (1877 - 1961, Münchener Maler, Schüler von Schmid-Reutte) gibt eine detaillierte Auskunft über das Schaffen des Künstlers. Es sind darin handschriftlich 98 Werke registriert. Rudolf Hause führte darin Buch über die Bilder, die auf Ausstellungen bei Händlern gezeigt wurden. Der Künstler hat weiterhin jeweils auf einer Doppelseite des Buches den Titel des Werkes, die Technik, die Bildgröße, Inhaltsangabe des Bildes, das Datum der Fertigstellung, entstandene Unkosten, den Verkaufspreis und den Besitzer des Werkes eigenhändig eintragen. Bei manchen Bildern ist auch eine sehr kleine Fotographie montiert, die das Gemälde zeigt. Ein schöne, äußerst seltene Dokumentation eines Teils der Werke von Rudolf Hause. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Orig.Halblederbd. mit Lederecken. 34x21 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never

      George Robertson & Co., Melbourne - 2nd issue with text corrected to "A ride on a comet". 22 x 19cm landscape green cloth with bevelled edges and red & black stamped decoration and titles to the front. All edges green, marble endpapers vi, 184pp, with black and white illustrations throughout. The boards are bright with only a small 0.7cm patch of colour loss to the front cover. There is rubbing to edges corners and spine tips with the cloth rubbed through at the corners, for 1cm along the bottom edge of the front board, and a few small holes, three at the foot of the spine and two at the top and another 2mm hole to the rear. Internally, there are two initials to the front free endpaper and a gift inscription dated 1913 to the half title page but otherwise the book is very clean. The binding is a little stretched but all pages are firmly attached. All in all, a very good copy of this scarce early Outhwaite illustrated work. If you have any questions or require any additional images please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indian Motocycle and Yale Motorcycle Photographs (c 1913 New England)

      New England: n.p.. Unbound. Good. A circa 1913 [?] collection of exceptional historical images from original photograph negatives, depicting early Indian and Yale motorcycles with riders in period New England biker gear. Nine photographic negatives, seven being 116 film (image c. 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches wide) and two being 105 film (image c. 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches wide), together with nine photographs developed from the negatives, each of which is mounted on archival board (c. 5 x 7 inches wide) and all but one of which reveal a beautiful image. Also included is the illustrated negative envelope folder from Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Company in Boston, Massachusetts with "Developing / Printing / Enlarging" services mentioned and "Our new building, corner of Washington and Cornhill." The envelope is in Good condition with a jagged tear to the front panel's upper left, a shorter tear to the lower left, minor soil and edge wear. The folder appears to be hand-dated "1-14-16" inside. Each negative is in Good condition, with one being over exposed. From the photographic evidence, it is apparent that the images are likely from the Rhode Island/New England area, having the bike id numbers "R.I. 8171" or similar painted onto the rear fender of each motorcycle ; a "Providence" pennant flying from one of the side cars and a large "Cameron Car Co." sign [which operated in Rhode Island from 1902 to 1906] visible in the background of a group street shot. Other images show an Indian Motorcycle dealership storefront, rows of vintage Indian and Yale motorcycles, groups of motorcycle riders with pennants (club insignia) pinned onto their jackets, a biker party with the ladies in long dresses and hats, Indian motorcycles gathered at a home, individuals sitting on or examining Indian motorcycles - one of which appears to be equiped with an uncommon racing tank. A professionally made high-resolution TIFF Archive CD is provided of all the images, enabling a close up examination of specific details of the bikes. Note: Please contact us if you wish to have the original Cellulose Nitrate negatives shipped as special arrangements will likely be necessary.

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        LE MEUBLE. Ameublement provençal et comtadin du Moyen-Age à la fin du 18ème siècle. ( Arts et industries artistiques de la Provence. )

      Laveur - Jouvène 1913 - 2 volumes grand in-4 carré ( 330 X 250 mm ) de VIII-319 pages et 368 pages, brochés sous couvertures rempliées illustrées d'une vignette collée au centre de chaque plat. Meilleure édition de cet important ouvrage illustré de 128 planches hors-texte et de quelques gravures dans le texte. Préface de Henry HAVARD. Edition Originale et la plus complète, de l'ouvrage de référence sur le mobilier provençal. Tirage limité à 650 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci ( N )186 ) un des 614 sur vélin teinté. Très bel exemplaire, très pur. Régionalisme,Provence,Beaux-arts,Mobilier,Meubles, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das französische Generalstabswerk über den Krieg 1870/71. Wahres und Falsches. Heft 1 - 12.

      Berlin (Luckhardt), 1903 - 1913. - in 11 Bänden. Gr. 8°. ca 2000 S. mit zahlr. Karten, Skizzen und Faltplänen. Hldr der Zeit unter Verwendung der Originaleinbände. Ordnungsgemäß aus Bundeswehrbeständen ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar (Stempel, Rückenschild). EA mit detaillierten Berichten über die Schlachten bei Weißenfels, Saarbrücken, Wörth, Spichern, Metz und Gravelotte sowie über die Armee von Chalons und die Nordarmee. KOmplett höchst selten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Seven Seas Edition Of The Works Of Rudyard Kipling [27 Vols Complete 1913-14 Signed] [Bx]

      Garden City / New York: Doubleday, Page & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1913-1914. Cloth. 27V Rudyard Kipling SEVEN SEAS EDITION OF COMPLETE WORKS 1914 Author Signed Limited Edition Classic English Literature. Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75". Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book", many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) , and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890) , "Gunga Din" (1890) , "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "IfÑ" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story" and his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature. This complete set is a limited edition, 258/1050, with the author's signature on the series title page of Vol. I. Bound in cloth with paper boards (the last three with somewhat different colored boards than the rest of the set) , the spines with paper labels, printed on laid paper with deckled edges. Some pages are unopened. Red ribbon bookmarks. Clean and solidly bound set. Ownership sig on back of first blank. Printed in red and black. 80 pounds wt. Shelf length 50". Signed by Rudyard Kipling. ; Signed by Author .

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        Unter Kopfjaegern in Central Celebes

      Leipzig, 1913. Paperback. UsedGood. Unter Kopfjaegern in Central Celebes Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Des travaux en coleurs naturelles de Mr S.M. Prokoudine-Gorsky (Prokudin-Gorskij)

      In 8 (cm 15 x 22), pp. (8). Brossura editoriale con riproduzione di una fotografia a colori applicata al piatto anteriore, cordoncino al dorso, qualche alone al piatto anteriore. Catalogo in francese e in russo della mostra di fotografie a colori di Prokoudine-Gorsky svoltasi a S. Pietroburgo nel giugno 1913. Compaiono gli elenchi con i titoli delle fotografie esposte divise nelle sezioni: Sur le Volga (11 foto), Le Turkestan (9 foto), La voie d'eau projetee de la Kama a Tobolsk (10 foto); Caucase (14 foto), La nature et la vie russe (17 foto). Segue l'elenco in russo. NON vi sono riproduzioni fotografiche all'interno eccetto quella applicata al piatto anteriore. Sergej Michajlovic Prokudin-Gorskij e' stato un chimico e fotografo russo. Fu fra i primi a sviluppare la tecnica della cromatografia. Presento' intorno agli anni Dieci allo zar Nicola II il progetto 'Gli splendori della Russia' spiegando che avrebbe voluto far conoscere tutti gli angoli della Russia. Per ottenere lo scopo gli venne fornito uno speciale carro ferroviario dotato di camera oscura e vennero messi a sua disposizione anche un battello a vapore, una barca dal fondo piatto per navigare lungo i canali e un veicolo a motore adatto ai terreni accidentati. Fu inoltre fornito di un lasciapassare e di un documento nel quale si invitavano i vari amministratori locali a fornirgli la massima collaborazione. ITA

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        Fine photo signed on the mount (Jean, 1865-1957, Finnish Composer)

      1913 - showing him head and shoulders with his arms folded, 5" x 3½" in mount 7" x 4½", no place, no date but

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        Ägypten und der Sudan. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 21 Karten, 84 Plänen und Grundrissen und 55 Abbildungen.

      Leipzig, Baedeker, 1913. CXC + 438 S. OLwd. m. OSch. 7. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 493. - OSch. m. Faltspuren, leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        A Boy's Will

      David Nutt, London 1913 - 50 pp., 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Sewn signatures glued into printed wrappers. Second issue, in fourth binding (as usual), with "Printed in Great Britain" stamp to verso of title page. A few tiny spots of foxing to edges, and very light soiling to wrappers otherwise fine. A superior copy of Frost's rare first book, preceded only by "Twilight" (1894), printed in an edition of two copies, one of which survives. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst.

      The Fine Art Society London 1913 - Folio (41.3 x 28.5 cm). Photographic portrait frontispiece, title, [4] ll., 51 pp. and [12] ll., [1] l., 77 tipped-in plates including 50 in colour. Original publisher's half vellum over marbled boards. Very fresh example of this major luxury work on Bakst's art, the earliest of a series of similar publications. Rare in such good, unrestored condition. "Born in Russia in 1866, Léon Bakst belonged to that young generation of European artists who rebelled against 19th century stage realism, which had become pedantic and literal, without imagination or theatricality. There were no specialist trained theatre designers, so painters like Léon Bakst turned their painting skills to theatre design. Bakst's fame lay in the ballets he designed for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and huge pageant spectaculars for dancer and patron, Ida Rubinstein. He died in 1924 but after nearly 100 years his magic is as potent as ever, rediscovered by every generation. His influence was such that people who have never heard his name now see the world in a different way" (Victoria & Albert Museum). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Animal Communites in Temperate America as Illustrated in the Chicago Region A Study in Animal Ecology

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1913. The Beginning of Organized Theoretical Principles for Animal Ecology, Inscribed to William Morton Wheeler Shelford, Victor Ernest (1877-1968). Animal communities in temperate America as illustrated in the Chicago region: A study in animal ecology. xiii, 362pp. Frontispiece, folding map, text illustrations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1913. 243 x 168 mm. Original cloth, gilt-lettered spine, hinges repaired. Light finger-soiling in lower corner of book block, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Shelford to William Morton Wheeler (1865-1937) on the front endpaper: "Compliments of the author Victor E. Shelford." Wheeler's signature on the title. First Edition of one of the landmark works in ecology, representing "the first systematic attempt to codify terrestrial animal communities" (Elton, The Pattern of Animal Communities, p. 32). Trained as a zoologist, Shelford created the field of animal ecology with this work and later publications such as Bio-Ecology (1939, with F. E. Clements). Shelford helped found the Ecological Society of America and headed the ESA's Committee for the Preservation of Natural Conditions, which later became the Nature Conservancy. He presented this copy of Animal Communities to William Morton Wheeler, professor of applied biology at Harvard's Bussey Institute and one of the foremost experts on ants. Allaby, Ecology: Plants, Animals and the Environment, pp. 152-153. $450.

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        The Spirit of Paris [together with salesman's sample for the book].

      London, Adam and Charles Black, 1913. 8vo. Original brown cloth with a pictorial design by G. Riom blocked in gilt and printed in pink, green and black on the spine and upper board, top edge gilt; pp. xii, 169, [2, advertisements], 20 colour-plate illustrations by various Parisian artists: G. Fraipont, Raphael Kirchner, G. Riom, Lucien Gautier, Maurice de Lambert & A. Marcel-Clement; [salesman's sample]: pp. xii, 9-40, [4], 6 colour plates with tissue guards; main work with contemporary Danish bookplate; sample volume a little spotted internally. First edition. 3000 copies. Includes the amusing An Imaginary Conversation Serving as a Preface where Sommerville scripts a conversation between publisher and author justifying the need for a book capturing 'The Spirit of Paris'. The existance of sample volumes of A&C Black titles were hitherto unknown, and are not mentioned by the bibliographer Inman. 'A & C Black's Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates - up to 100 per volume - were made available to the public at an affordable price.' (Inman) Inman 175.

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        Princess Badoura; A Tale from the Arabian Nights.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. [1913]. 4to. Original cream cloth pictorially stamped in turquoise and gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut; pp. [viii] + 113; with 10 fine mounted coloured plates behind captioned tissues; a fine and immaculate copy, both externally and internally, with all plates and guards in pristine state. First edition de luxe, limited to only 750 numbered copies signed by Edmund Dulac. One of the most elegant and stylish of the early Dulac titles, in which the artist develops his oriental mood. The story of Princess Badoura is the final one in the 1001 tales of fantasy told by Scheherazade to her Sultan husband in the Arabian Nights Entertainments. The pervading light in the images is one of early morning which casts a softness 'as though filtered through the oil-paper walls of a Japanese house'. It is in this work that we first see the influence of Persian miniature painting which later led Dulac to employ flat planes and patterned shapes alongside a stylised and shorthand form of landscape art, as seen in Japanese scroll work (Colin White. Edmund Dulac).

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        DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 6, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1913). First edition. Period Boards. 306 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates to "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. The Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900. Focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founded The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientific farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003) . SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. A different single volume of 12 issues sold at auction in 2015 for over $7000 with commission. Ex-library with markings only on boards and cover of first issue. Light water stains throughout. Pages are warped. All contents are clear. Overall Good- Condition throughout. (YID-27-33)

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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912.

      First one-volume edition. 8vo. pp. xxxv, 392, [iii-vii], 449; 12 plates of photo. illusts., one map; minor marginal age-toning, else very good in the original cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed. A presentation copy from the author, inscribed to the flyleaf: "General Hector with hearty thanks for all courtesy, Waldorf, Jan 30th 1925 Roald Amundsen".

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        L'ANTITRADIZIONE FUTURISTA. MANIFESTO=SINTESI.

      Milano, Direzione del Movimento Futurista (stampa A. Taveggia) (1913). In-4 p. (mm. 293x230), pp.nn. 4. Manifesto datato 29 giugno 1913 diviso in 4 parti: “Distruzione - Costruzione - Mer.. da.. - Rose”. In ultima pagina del volantino elenco di 16 manifesti del Movimento futurista (si spediscono gratuitamente dietro richiesta). "Prima edizione" della versione italiana. Cfr. Tonini “I manifesti del futurismo italiano”, p. 42, n. 60.2 - Salaris, p. 83. Piccole manc. alla piegatura e lievi fiorit., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        L'IMMAGINAZIONE SENZA FILI E LE PAROLE IN LIBERTA'. Manifesto Futurista.

      Milano, Direzione del Movimento Futurista (stampa: A. Taveggia), 1913. In-4 p. (mm. 290x232), pp.nn. 4. Il manifesto, pubblicato l'11 maggio 1913 in volantino, è diviso in otto sezioni: “La sensibilità futurista - Le parole in libertà - L'immaginazione senza fili - Aggettivazione semaforica - Verbo all'infinito - Onomatopee e segni matematici - Rivoluzione tipografica - Ortografia libera espressiva”. "Prima edizione" della versione italiana. Cfr. Tonini “I manifesti del futurismo italiano”, p. 41, n. 58.1 - Salaris, p. 83 Esemplare ben conservato. .

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        Brakls Kunsthaus. Farbig lithographiertes Plakat.

      München, Druck bei Consée. 1913 - Ca. 41 x 31 cm. In der Vorlage monogrammiert. Gefaltet, etwas knitterspurig, sonst ein gutes Exemplar des in mindestens zwei Formaten erschienenen Plakates. Literatur: Meissner, Karl Heinz: "Von der Modernen >KunsthandlungBrakls Kunsthaus< in: "ohne Auftrag: Zur Geschichte des Kunsthandels Band I München", 1989, (mit Abbildung).

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        Gems of Japanese Art and Handicraft

      London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1913. In original solander case. 42cm x 31cm. Text volume of pp. i-vi, + pp. 1-60 text. 65 chromolithograph and 3 uncoloured plates, unbound as issued. New paper spine to text volume, lacks one tie, lacks plate XII of series 1. A heavy book, additional postage may be required for orders outside the UK. (under bs35f). Hard Cover. Good.

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        Vanity Fair

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1913]. Quarto (268 x 210 mm). Mid 20th-century blue crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine richly gilt to compartments, gilt rule to covers enclosing a dotted roll with elaborate gilt-stamped cornerpieces, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. In a custom blue slipcase. With 20 tipped-in colour plates by Lewis Baumer with captioned tissue guards. Spine slightly faded, very slight marking to covers, very slight creasing to top corner of some pages. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 219 of 350 copies signed by the artist. A finely bound and illustrated copy of Thackeray's masterpiece.

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        1812 ????: ???????????????? ???????. [Exhibition Dedicated to the Year 1812: Illustrated Edition].

      Levenson Moskva 1913 - Folio (36.5 x 27 cm). Title, 608, [2], with 27 plates with tissue guards, 11 of which are in colour, 221 tipped-in illustrations; as issued with gaps in pagination between pp. 167-177, 298-306 and 447-458, small marginal tears to a few leaves. Contemporary beige cloth, gilt double-eagle crest and gilt lettering to upper cover, white moire endpapers; darkened, one hinge slightly starting. Uncommon lavish production dedicated to the Patriotic War - rarely complete and here in the very scarce preferred version fully bound in cloth with the Russian gilt double-headed eagle, while it is normally found in wrappers. The 1912 centenary of the great victory against Napoleon was marked in Imperial Russia by a series of events and publications. The present book was one of the most lavish ones. Published by the recently formed Committee for the Construction of the 1812 Museum in Moscow, it accompanied an important exhibition held at the Historical Museum on the Red Square. The opening of the 1812 museum was actually supposed to be a major event within the programme of celebrations of the jubilee; however, because of the long lasting reconstruction of the premises allocated to the museum, its opening was postponed and the Committee chose a temporary exhibition. The exhibition comprised items predominantly gathered from Imperial museums (such as the Hermitage and the Kremlin Armory), but also loaned by prominent private collections, such A. A. Bakhrushyn's, S. N. Tsvetaev's, P. S. Sheremetiev's and P. I. Shchukin's. The thick and richly illustrated catalogue comprises not only detailed descriptions of the exhibited items, but also a list of documents that were not on display due to shortage of space. Interestingly, the editor gave preference in the illustrations to items from private collections, which were not easily accessed even by specialists, leave alone the general public. It was planned that after the reconstruction was completed, all these items would constitute the core collection of the newly built museum. Unfortunately, the First World War delayed the opening of the museum and the events of the year 1917 made the organisers to abandon this project completely. "????? ??????? ????????? ??? ????????" (????????). __________________________________________ ?????? ? ????????? ???????, ??????????? ????????????? ?????: ??????????? ????????? ?? ?????? ?????? ? ??????? ??????? ????????? ? ??????????????? ????????? ????? ?? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? ? ?????? ???????? ? 1912 ??????? ?????? ???????? ????? ??????????? ???????? ? ????????? ?????????? ???????? ????????????? ????? ???????????? ????? ??????? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ????? ?????????, ?? ? ?????? ??? ?????????????? ? ??????????????, ????????? ???????????? ? ??? ????????? ???????? ?????? ????????? ?? ?????????? ????? 1812 ???? ? ??????, ??? ??????? ?????? ???? ????????? ? ?????????????? ???????? ?????????? ? ????????????? ???????????? ????? ?? ??????? ??????? ????????? ???????? ???????? ?????? ?????, ?????? ?? ??????? ???? ???? ????????, ? ??? ????? «?????????? ?????????? I», «????????», «??????????? ?????????», «?????? 1812&#151;1815 ?????». ???????? ???????? ????? ??????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ????? «1812 ???», ??????????? ?? ???????? ????? ? ????????? ?????????? ?? ?????? ????????? ????????? ? ? ?????????, ?.? ??????????? ? ?.? ?????? ?????? ???????????????? ??????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????????? ???????? ???? ???????? ??????????, ?? ? ???????? ?????? ??? ?????????, ??????? ?? ???? ?????????? ? ????? ????? ??-?? ???????? ????? ????????? ??? ????, ??? ???????? ????????? ????????????????? ???????? ?? ??????? ?????????, ??? ??? ??????????? ?????? ? ??? ??? ?????? ??? ??????? ??????? ???? ????????, ?????????????? ? ??????????, ?????? ??? ????? ??????? ??? ???????? ????????? ????? 1812 ???? ?? ?????? ??????? ????? ????????? ??????????? ???????? ????????, ? ??????? 1917 ???? ??????? ???? ????????????? ????? ???????????? ????????, ????????????? I-155 (the usual version in [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fremde Mädchen am Meer und eine Kreuzigung. Mit 5 (von 6) farbigen voll signierten Lichtdrucken.

      München Delphin () 1913 - 69 x 51 cm. Titelblatt u. 5 Tafeln. OHLn.-Flügelmappe (fleckig u. etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Flügel mit Einrissen). Erste Ausgabe der ersten eigenständigen Publikation Franks. Raabe 77, 1. Glaubrecht 1. Nicht bei Wilp./G. - Nr. 29 von 100 (GA 110) Exemplaren. Sämtliche Bilder unterhalb der Montierung eigenhändig von Frank signiert. Die montierten Lichtdrucke (nach Lithographien) in etwas unterschiedlichen Formaten, teils quer-, meist hochformatig um 25 x 35 cm. - Bei dieser Mappe handelt es sich um das einzige Zeugnis von Franks künstlerischer Ausbildung an der Kunstakademie in München und seinem Schaffen zwischen 1904 und 1910. Sein Stil schwankt zwischen Jugendstil und Art Deco und die Darstellung der Figuren hat etwas eigenartig "Fremdes". - Das fehlenden Blatt stellt ein einzelnes hockendes Mädchen dar, die vorhandenen 3er bis 6er Gruppen und die Kreuzigung. Die Blätter teils gering fleckig, auch ein Rostabruck einer Büroklammer, allerdings alles im weißen Rand. - Äußerst selten! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Reflection of X-Rays by Crystals

      London: Harrison & Sons, 1913. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. 2 vols. 1st appearance, in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (nos. 88 and 89). Vol. 88 contains part I (pages 428-438), vol. 89 contains part II (pages 246-248). Contemporary cloth, remains of a library mark to the base of the spines else very good. Ex-Queen's College Oxford (not a bad association), with their small circular stamp to the verso of the title pages and at the end, and their "canceled" (release) stamp to the front and rear free endpapers in both volumes. Reference: Printing and the Mind of Man, 406. Norman, 312+313. Leicester, pp. 54-65. These are the essential papers conceiving the new science of X-ray crystallography. It studies the structure of solids, particularly crystals, with X-ray as the primary tool, and their discoveries won the Braggs (father, W. H. and son, W. L.) a 1915 Nobel Prize in physics ("for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays"). Along the way they formulated Bragg's law of diffraction (n =2d sin ) and they invented the X-ray spectrometer, and their physics leaked into chemistry through Moseley's nearly simultaneous reconstruction of The Periodic Table, and then later, Perutz's contributions to the recognition of life's chemical basis (DNA). But wait, there's less. William Henry served as President of The Royal Society from 1935 to 1940. "It was Einstein who made the real trouble. He announced in 1905 that there was no such thing as absolute rest. After that there never was."-Stephen Leacock, 1947.

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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt,, 1913. Octavo. Original wrappers, titles in black to front. Housed in a beige cloth chemise. Wrappers pulling a little from text block spine inside front hinge, and externally a few minor marks, but a very good copy., True first edition of Frost's first published book, inscribed by Forst on the blank facing the first printed poem with the then-unpublished 12-line poem "The Same Leaves" written out, signed, and addressed "For Martha Shanner, July 1927". Frost has also signed both the front cover and the title page, both retrospectively dated May 1913. The copy is accompanied by an autograph letter signed from Frost to Shanner (including the envelope, addressed in Frost's hand to her in New York), written from South Shaftsbury, VT, 15 December, in which he writes, "Thanks for asking, but there's no book of mine to be expected for some time yet. The poem I wrote out for you hadn't been published I believe when I wrote it. It has since appeared in The London Mercury. I mean The Same Leaves." The poem was there retitled "In Hardwood Groves", but had originally been intended by Frost for inclusion in A Boy's Will. It didn't appear in book form until his 1930 Collected Poems, and its pre-publication appearance here constitutes an interesting editorial intervention by the poet. The poetry collection A Boy's Will was the first published book of Robert Frost. He was then nearing 40 and, although he had written much, had not found a conducive publisher in America. He had moved to London in 1912, hoping to find the scene more receptive to new poetic voices, and, with the support of F. S. Flint and other sympathetic Imagists such as Ezra Pound, managed to secure a deal with David Nutt, who printed 1,000 copies of A Boy's Will. Only about 350 copies were issued by Nutt, who went bankrupt shortly after the war, and sold the remainder stock to Simpkin & Marshall. Frost in the meantime had returned to America at the outbreak of the war, and, bolstered by his London publication and its rave reviews penned by his Imagist friends, achieved the American beginning of his meteoric poetic career with an edition of A Boy's Will published by Henry Holt in 1915. The Nutt edition is however the true first printing. The c.650 remainder copies of A Boy's Will were later issued in a variety of bindings. This copy is Crane's second issue, binding D with 4-petalled flowers and "Printed in Great Britain" stamped to the title page verso. It was the first American issue of Nutt's edition, sold by Dunster House, Cambridge, MA, from 1923. Crane notes at length that this US issue came about entirely through Frost's express efforts. In 1921 his friend J. W. Haines informed him that the remainder of this and his other early work, North of Boston, were in danger of being pulped. Simpkin & Marshall had sold fewer than 100 copies of A Boy's Will (Crane's second issue, Binding C). Frost responded by sending "all the money I can raise to buy in those poor old first editions of mine". Haines transported them to Cambridge, MA, where Frost found a bookseller in Maurice Firuski of Dunster House. A little over half of the 1,000 copies printed were thus issued by Dunster House, before the remaining 135 copies, in 1943, were bought by the Chiswick Book Store, New York, and issued as a latterly-signed and numbered limited edition.

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        Margarethe Krupp-Stiftung für Wohnungsfürsorge. Margarethen-Höhe bei Essen. Erbaut von Prof. Georg Metzendorf . Text: A. E. Brinckmann und Beigeordneter Rath. Hg. von Hofrat Alexander Koch, Darmstadt. SIGNIERTE VORZUGSAUSGABE .

      Darmstadt : Koch 1913. 4°. 103 S. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und Plänen. Orig.-Ganzpergamentband mit Goldprägung. Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Einband mit minimalen Gebrauchsspuren und etwas angestaubt. Exemplar Nr. 14 der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzpergament. Auf dem Vorsatzblatt eigenhändige Widmung von Margarethe Krupp , voll signiert April 1913. Frau Krupp bedankt sich in der Widmung bei einem Mitarbeiter für die für die Stiftung erbrachten Dienste. In nummerierter Kleinstauflage hergestellte Sonderauflage, mit Signatur extrem selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Firmenschriften, Essen / Ruhr, Wohnungsbau, Architektur

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        Blockvorschrift - Entwurf 1913,

      8968 - (Winden und Flaschenzüge zum Heben von Lasten und Booten) Vorläufig genehmigt mit B II 8968 v. 5.3.1914, R.M.A., Quer- und großformatige Mappe mit 81 Blatt in Halbleineneinband der Zeit, ganzseitige farbige technische Zeichnungen, Tabellen zu den Zeichnungen auf jeweils folgenden Blatt, Vereinnahmungsstempel der Reichsmarinewerft Wilhelmshaven und der Werftbücherei auf Einband, mit handschriftlichen Änderungen und eingefügten Blättern mit maschinenschriftlichen Ergänzungen des Chefs der Marineleitung und des Oberbefehlshabers der Marine von 1934 und 1936, Blätter an Rändern fingerfleckig und mit zeitgenössischen Reparaturen, Einband berieben, Zustand 3 (O51) (O51) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

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        On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1913. FIRST EDITIONS IN SCARCE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of all three parts of Bohr's landmark papers marking the definitive break from using classical physics at the atomic level, often cited as the foundation of our modern understanding of the atom. "'On the constitution of atoms and molecules' was seminally important to physics. Besides proposing a useful model of the atom, it demonstrated that events that take place on the atomic scale are quantized: that just as matter exists as atoms and particles in a state of essential graininess, so also does the process. Process is discontinuous and the 'granule' of process- of electron motions within the atom, for example- is Plank's constant. The older mechanistic physics was therefore imprecise; though a good approximation that worked for large-scale events, it failed to account for atomic subtleties... Bohr was happy to force this confrontation between the old physics and the new. He felt that it would be fruitful for physics. Because original work is inherently rebellious, his paper was not only an examination of the physical world but also a political document. It proposed, in a sense, to begin a reform movement in physics... "On the constitution of atoms and molecules," so proudly and bravely titled- Part I mailed to Rutherford on March 6, 1913, Parts II and III finished and published before the end of the year- would change the course of twentieth-century physics. Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for the work" (Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 69-75).On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules. Parts I-III (all published). In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, and Journal of Science. Sixth Series, Vol. 26, No. 151, pp. 1-25; No. 153, pp. 476-501; No. 155, pp. 857-75. London: Taylor & Francis, 1913. Octavo, original printed wrappers; custom half-leather box. Uncut and partially unopened. Three volumes. "Bohrs" written lightly in pencil on front wrappers. Only a tiny bit of edgewear to spines. Magnificent, fine copies, exceedingly rare in wrappers and in such good condition. Fine.

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        The Seven Seas Edition Of The Works Of Rudyard Kipling [27 Vols Complete 1913-14 Signed] [Bx]

      Doubleday, Page & Company 1913-1914, Garden City / New York - 80 27V Rudyard Kipling SEVEN SEAS EDITION OF COMPLETE WORKS 1914 Author Signed Limited Edition Classic English Literature. Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75". Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book", many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) , and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890) , "Gunga Din" (1890) , "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "IfÑ" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story" and his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature. This complete set is a limited edition, 258/1050, with the author's signature on the series title page of Vol. I. Bound in cloth with paper boards (the last three with somewhat different colored boards than the rest of the set) , the spines with paper labels, printed on laid paper with deckled edges. Some pages are unopened. Red ribbon bookmarks. Clean and solidly bound set. Ownership sig on back of first blank. Printed in red and black. 80 pounds wt. Shelf length 50". Signed by Rudyard Kipling. ; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Studies from the Russian Ballet.

      London: The Fine Art Society,, [1913]. Small folio. Original greyish-brown card portfolio, patch label to front cover with embossed gilt titling and architectural frame, contents sheet (printed in brown) pasted to inside cover. 15 photogravure plates from photographs (various sizes from 180 x 155 to 200 x 150 mm) showing Karsavina (7), Bolm (7: Karsavina and Bolm appear together in 3 images), Nijinsky (2), and Fedorova (2), mounted individually on thick white card (355 x 240 mm). Without the printed title leaf (as noted by Copac). Short split across spine and at head of front joint, light creases to flaps. An excellent copy. First and sole edition of the great photographer's first publication; with the opening plate signed in full on the mount by prima ballerina Tamara Karsavina – a stunning head-and-shoulders portrait showing her in her costume, designed by Bakst, for The Firebird, a role that she created with Nijinsky and premiered at the Paris Opera in 1910. "From Diaghilev... [Hoppé] secured the exclusive rights to photograph at his studio the leading members of the Russian Ballet when they first visited London in June 1911" (Terence Pepper, Camera Portraits by E.O. Hoppé, NPG 1978, p. 4). In 1914 Hoppe exhibited these portraits at the Ryder Gallery, Mayfair. The plates show principal dancers Karsavina, Adolph Bolm, Nijinsky, and Sofia Fedorova posing in costumes designed for Le Pavilion d'Armide, Prince Igor, Cleopatre, Carnaval, Scheherazade, The Firebird, Le Spectre de la Rose, and Thamar. The two fine portraits of Nijinsky were taken in Paris by French photographer August Bert (b. 1856), who remains a stubbornly obscure figure; Nijinsky did not "sit" for Hoppé until 1914 when the photographer "waylaid him" outside his dressing room at the London Coliseum immediately after his final performance in Le Spectre de la Rose. Decidedly scarce in commerce and thinly represented institutionally: Copac cites copies at only five British and Irish institutional libraries (Oxford, Scotland, Cambridge, Essex University, Trinity College Dublin; we have traced another at the V&A); OCLC adds a little over two dozen internationally. A particularly attractive copy of this superb series of portraits: "Hoppé once said of his aesthetic mission: 'To confirm the spirit behind the eyes is the test'" (ODNB).

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        T. Lucreti Cari de Rerum Natura Libri Sex [Lucrecius, "On the Nature of Things"]

      Chelsea: In Aedibus St J. Hornby [Ashendene Press], 1913. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Hewitt, Graily. One of 85 copies on paper, quarto size, 264 pp., in Latin. Titus Lucretius Carus (died mid to late 50s BCE) was an Epicurean poet of the late Roman republican era; this is his only known work, about the tenets and philosophy of Epicureanism and is also known as "The Nature of the Universe." It is structured as a six book Latin hexameter poem, and explores Epicurean physics "through richly poetic language and metaphors" (from Wiki). The work virtually disappeared during the Middle Ages, but was rediscovered in 1417 in a monastery in Germany, becoming an important influence during the Enlightenment. This work by St. John Hornby at the Ashendene Press opens with a stunning six-line intial capital letter in gold, hand-applied by Graily Hewitt (1864-1952), one of the few figures credited with reviving the art of calligraphy at the turn of the twentieth century. He designed a series of initials for St. John Hornby's Ashendene Press which are exemplified in this volume. ***DESCRIPTION: Original quarter vellum and blue paper covered boards, lettering in gilt to backstrip, fore- and bottom edges uncut, six initials in gold, red and blue, filled in by hand, printed in black and red, with blue pilcrows; quarto size (11.5" by 8"), pagination: [i-viii] 1-256, entirely in Latin, limited edition of 85 paper copies (there were also 7 printed on vellum). Housed in a gray paper slipcase. ***CONDITION: A near fine copy, with clean paper boards, corners straight and unrubbed, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, beautifully printed and internally bright, entirely free of prior owner markings; there is a shallow bump to the bottom edge of the front board near the joint, a few prior bookseller markings in pencil on the endpapers, and a small spot of residue from a prior owner affixing a small piece of paper (likely from an old bookseller catalogue) on the front free endpaper, else fine. Slipcase is very good, strong and sturdy, but with some overall minor wear including the top layer of paper peeling away in several places and some light pencil markings on the bottom of the case. Overall a magnificent book in lovely condition. ***CITATION: Ashendene Press Bibliography, 1894-1935, number 27. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Die Akkumulation des Kapitals. Ein Beitrag zur ökonomischen Erklärung des Imperialismus. Berlin, Buchhandlung Vorwärts Paul Singer, 1913.

      Berlin: Buchhandlung Vorwärts Paul Singer,, 1913. Octavo (232 x 152 mm). Contemporary half blue cloth and marbled boards, handwritten paper label to spine, sprinkled edges. Spine ends and board edges lightly rubbed. Ownership inscription of H. Winkler to title; very occasional pencil marginal marks and the odd marginal stain; a very good copy. First edition. Rosa Luxemburg (1870–1919) was a socialist thinker and writer, one of the leaders of Polish and German Social Democracy, and an economist. In the period 1907–14, she lectured in political economy, then in economic history. Towards the end of that period, she elaborated her lecture notes to publish them in the form of a manual, but in view of the theoretical problems she encountered, the manuscript was left unfinished. These problems stemmed from her conviction that political economy found its peak and climax in Marx's works and that it could be developed by his followers only in details. Attempting to give an outline of the general tendencies of the capitalist economy, she could find no satisfactory answer in Marx to the question 'what are the objective historical limits to capitalism?'. Excited by her own hypothesis, she wrote over five hundred pages within four months, and turned it over to her publisher without even reading it; this was to be Die Akkumulation des Kapitals.

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        The noble and joyous book entytled Le Morte Darthur:

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press,, 1913. Notwythstondying it treateth of the byrth, lyf, and actes of sayd Kyng Arthur, of his noble knyghts of the Rounde Table … Folio. Bound for the publisher by W. H. Smith in brown calf, spine lettered in gilt, boards and turn-ins ruled in gilt. With 2 full page and 27 smaller woodcuts by W. H. Hooper and J. B. Swain after designs by Charles M. Gere and his sister Margaret Gere. Initial letters by Graily Hewitt in red and blue; rubricated chapter headings and shoulder-notes. Ownership stamp to front free endpaper with a little offsetting to facing pastedown. A little rubbing to joints and extremities, a few small darkened areas to front board. An excellent, crisp copy. First Ashendene edition, one of 145 unnumbered copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (a further two copies were printed on Japanese paper and eight on vellum). "It is the only true English 'epic'; its matter is "the Matter of England". The matchless style, the humour, the magnificence, the magic that takes away the breath, combine in a masterpiece of legendary narrative" (PMM).

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        The Interpretation of Dreams

      London: George Allen, 1913. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, the scarce 1st state, and also the 1st issue. But why is it the 1st state? Let's snuggle up against the bibliography without falling into it. All the 1st edition sheets were printed in England, but only a small fraction of them were issued there with an integral London (George Allen) title page. Almost all of the sheets were sent to the U. S. for the New York (1st American) edition, and they were issued there with a cancel title page, followed by copies with an integral title (likely a case of initially printing a title page to be tipped in as a cancel, and then printing a single sheet bifolium which was sewn in for the integral title page, but not reprinting the text, that came even later). Exact publication dates are not known but the London edition is, inarguably, the 1st state with its integral London title page, exactly as the book was 1st printed. It precedes, the NY edition, probably by a week, or 2. And besides it being the primary edition, it's 20 times (40 times?) scarcer than the NY edition, of which there are always copies for sale, mostly because the London issue was reserved for, and only sold to, "the medical, scholastic, legal, and clerical professions" and never sold to the public, and a printed publisher's note, tipped-in to all copies (present in our copy, missing in others) ratifies this. For contrast, ABPC records 8 copies of the NY issue sold at auction since the mid-1970s, against no copies of this London issue. Original cloth, not known by me to exist in, or have been issued in, a dustjacket. 3 faint spots to the cloth, spine faded a shade darker, first and last few leaves foxed, else near fine (see photograph). Want more? It's a superb association copy. Ex-Dr. Alan W. Tyson, eminent psychiatrist, assistant editor of Freud's Works, and the translator of 3 of Freud's books, as well as 3 of his clinical papers. Our copy has 6 pages of Tyson's apt, closely written, pencil notes on the 4 rear blanks and endpapers, the notes themselves a dissection of the text as earnest as any published. Incorrect attributions of priority for the NY edition follow a simple minded projection from insufficient data; that because the translation, was done by an American (A. A. Brill) the N. Y. issue must precede, another case of convenient erroneous conclusions (bikinis cause hot weather, or spoons make you fat) here drawn from the guesses of expediency, motivated by either materialism (given that it is the NY edition that booksellers always have in hand to sell), or an inability (moral exhaustion?) to be honestly discerning (like having garbage can security judged by raccoons, or tennis ball inflation judged by Golden Retrievers). But our book is the genuine article, and comparing this London edition to the New York edition is like comparing a peach, to peach scented room freshener. And here's a social warning. "Let me tell you about my dream last night&hellip;" is, at all times, an introduction that calls for the interjection, "Hold it right there!".

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