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        Siam E Cina

      White Lotus, Roma 1913 - Siam E Cina [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antarctic Expedition - Scott Memorial Plaque

      [c.1913] - Embossed bronzed copper plaque (255 x 355 mm), in original ebonized wood frame (framed size, 367 × 455 mm). Some minor wear to the frame, with a few expert repairs, but overall in excellent condition. Wide border of laurels, twined with a wreath bearing the names of those who died on the expedition, at the corners are roundels with portraits of Scott, his wife Kathleen, and their son Peter, and the cross atop Scott's grave cairn; the border encloses a quartered panel with four scenes from the expedition, a dogsled pulling away from the Terra Nova, the Pole party man-hauling a sled, the party at the Pole, and the graves of Scott, Scott, Wilson and Bowers, a central 'boss' has a 'portrait' of Nigger, the expedition cat. Small metal label with the inscription "dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" - "A sweet and fitting thing it is to die for one's country". Attractive commemorative souvenir, Scott's widow herself received a silver version of the piece. The Polar scenes are based on photographs by Bowers and Ponting that appeared in issues of the Daily Mirror - the newspaper had exclusive rights to all expedition photographs - for either 12 February, the day on which Scott's death was announced, or the "Captain Scott Number" of 21 May, 1913, which published the first images of Scott's party at the Pole.

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        Considérations sur les Résultats d'un Allégement Indéfini des Moteurs." In: JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUÉE, 5e série, tome III (Mars 1913).

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal de Physique, Mars 1913 - Octavo, single issue, original blue wrappers printed in black, untrimmed. Esnault-Pelterie's lecture on "considerations on the results of unlimited lightening of engines," delivered in 1912 in both St. Petersburg and Paris, was the first to demonstrate theoretically that space travel was possible; it marks the beginning of theoretical astronautics. "The lecture contains all the theoretical bases of self-propulsion, destroying the myth that rockets need atmospheric support and giving the real equation of motion. Anticipated is the use of auxiliary propulsion for guidance and complete maneuverability of rockets. Also contained are calculations of the escape velocity, the phases of a round-trip voyage to the Moon, and the times, velocities, and durations, of trips to the Moon, Mars, and Venus, as well as thermal problems related notably to the surface facing the sun . This 1912 lecture is the first purely scientific study marking the birth of astronautics. While Tsiolkovsky had the prescience and talent to first suggest, in 1903, rocket propulsion to space, REP was the first to develop the equations of the problem and to establish the mathematical theory of interplanetary flight. REP is thus the founder of theoretical astronautics" (Blosset, p. 9). As noted above, the use of rockets for space travel had been discussed by the Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) in his 1903 paper, "Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Reaction Devices," as well as in an earlier paper published in 1896. However, Tsiolkovsky's work was published only in Russian and it remained almost completely unknown to Western scientists until the 1920s. Esnault-Pelterie did not know of Tsiolkovsky's rocketry work in 1912, but had become aware of it by 1930; see the historical introduction (pp. 17- 38) of his L'ASTRONAUTIQUE. Esnault-Pelterie's lecture first appeared in print in the JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUÉE, but in abridged form, due to both space considerations and the trepidation of the journal's editor, who was shocked by Esnault-Pelterie's ideas on space travel. "REP deplored the exaggerated condensation of the lecture, which was the cause for an apparent divergence between Goddard's and his own opinions concerning the possibility at the time of building vehicles capable of escaping from the earth's gravitation. In fact, Goddard wanted only to send a projectile loaded with powder to the moon and observe its arrival by telescope. REP considered the conditions necessary for transporting living beings from one celestial body to another and returning them to the earth; his more pessimistic conclusions were based on considerations of the substantial initial mass required for a rather small final mass, in view of the limited means available at the time" (Blosset, p. 9). Blosset, "Robert Esnault-Pelterie: Space pioneer," in Durant and James, First Steps toward Space (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974), pp. 5-31; pp. 23-31 contain an English translation of the unabridged lecture. Interlibrum 270 #112. Norman 713. Von Braun and Ordway, History of Rocketry and Space Travel, pp. 74-75. Spine panel restored, a very good copy of a very delicate work printed on inferior wood pulp paper. Rare. (#135078) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Panurge. [Subtitle]: Haulte farce musicale en 3 actes de MM. Georges Spitzmüller et Maurice Boukay. [Music by Massenet].

      [Printed by J. Minot] [1913], [Paris] - "Panurge, which should have been a popular farce in the lineage of Cendrillon and Don Quichotte, never achieved any success despite the usual masterly timing which Massenet deploys. The adventures and misunderstandings of Panurge and his wife Colombe make excellent operatic comedy. But perhaps the grossièreté of Rabelais is more literary than theatrical. In truth this final endearing comedy, which had to compete for attention with such novelties as Le sacre du printemps when it was first performed, has never been put to a fair test on the stage." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove onlineA striking image of the rogue Panurge, sung by Vanni Marcoux, created for the premiere of the opera at the Théâtre de la Gaîté on April 25, 1913. "The artist Léandre (1862-1934), born in Normandy, began his career in Paris painting decorative pictures for hotels, then studied at the Beaux-Arts with Cabanel. [He] was known for his caricatures, many of which he drew for the periodical Le Rire. A street in Montmartre bears his name and a statue of him was erected in Paris after his death." Broido: French Opera Posters 42. Original lithographic poster by Charles-Lucien Léandre (1862-1934), signed and dated 1913 in the stone. 89 x 61.5 cms. (35.5" x 25"). Laid down to board. Minor wear to edges; some light staining to upper edge and right corner. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Houses and Gardens by E. L. Lutyens.

      London: Country Life and George Newnes,, 1913. Folio. Finely bound in recent dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, leaf rolls to boards, all edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Black and white photographic frontispiece and over 600 illustrations. Small ownership signature to half-title. An exceptionally bright copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, of this beautifully produced study of the quintessential English architect, which "contributed much to the recognition of Lutyens as one of the leading domestic architects of the time" (ODNB).

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        Die Eitelkeit und Unsicherheit der Wissenschaften und die Verteidigungsschrift, herausgegeben von Fritz Mauthner. Erster und zweiter Band * G A N Z L E D E R - V o r z u g s a u s g a b e in 2 Bänden

      München, Georg Müller Verlag, 1913. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagshandeinband: 2 Bände, gebunden in rotess maroquin / Ganzleder / OGldr / OLdr / Ldr im Format 14 x 21,5 cm mit goldgeprägtem, dekoriertem Rückentitel auf schwarzen lederschildchen, jeweils 5 erhabene Bünde, Liniendekoration der Deckel in Goldprägung, Zeichenband, Lederhäubchen sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. LIV,322 und 294 Seiten, Exemplar Nr.23 von 150 der Vorzugsausgabe Ausgabe auf Holländisch Bütten. Buchausstattung von Paul Renner, gebunden von Hübel und Denck in Leipzig, gesetzt in Didot´schen Schriften von Mänicke und Jahn in Rudolstadt. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vom Ursprung und Erfindung der Buchstaben und Sprachen / Von göttlicher Reinigungsbesessenheit / Von der jüdischen Auslegung der Wörter durch gewisse Zahlen und durch Versetzung der Buchstaben / Von der Verblendung und Gaukelei / Von der Zauberei insgemein / Von Weissagung der Unsinnigen und Rasenden / Von Traumdeutungen / Von der Weissagung aus dem Donner / Von der Weissagung aus dem Gesichte / Von der Weissagung aus der äußerlichen Statur des Leibes / Vom Wahrsagen insgemein / Von der Wahrsagerkunst / Von der Sternseherkunst / Von der Bergwerkswissenschaft / Von der Baukunst / Von der Weltbeschreibung / Von der Spiegelkunst / Von der Bildhauerkunst / Von der Malerkunst / Von der Feldmeßkunst / Von Gebärden und Bewegungen beim Reden / Von der Fechterkunst / Vom Springen und Tanzen / Von der Musik / Von der Würfelspielkunst / Von der betrüglichen Weltweisheit / Von der Rechenkunst / Von der Weissagung aus den astronomischen Figuren / Von der Musik / Von der Perspektivkunst / Von der Baukunst / Von der Wahrsagerkunst / Von der Weissagung aus dem Gesichte / Aus dem Vogelgeschrei / Von Traumdeutungen / Von der Teufelsbannerei oder Schwarzkunst / Von der Wissenschaft natürlicher Dinge / Von der Religion insgemein / Von Hofdamen / Von dem Ackerbau / Von der Kriegskunst / Vom Gebrauch der Arznei / Von der Goldmacherkunst / Vom päpstlichen Recht usw. - 5. und 8. Band der Reihe \"Bibliothek der Philosophen\", geleitet von Fritz Mauthner. - \"Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können.\" Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung, mit Exlibris von Curt von Faber du Faur in Band I Versand D: 5,90 EUR Liebhabereinband, Ganzdederband, Leder-Ausgabe, Lederhandband, deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert, Astrologie, Magie, Zauberei

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        Men of Mark

      Duckworth & Co. / Mitchell Kennerley, London / New York 1913 - First edition. Introduction by Coburn. Quarto. Original beige cloth gilt. 33 tipped-in monochrome photogravure plates, each with the subject's signature in facsimile and a tissue guard. Corners a little bumped, tissue guards toned and one with a tear, but a very near fine copy in the rare dustwrapper, also very near fine with tiny nicks and the slightest of edgewear. Portraits of artists and authors including George Meredith, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Roger Fry, William Dean Howell, Clarence H. White, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges, and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A la recherche du temps perdu

      Edition originale sans mention et sur papier courant comportant les caractéristiques de première émission (couverture à la date de 1913, catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine, défaut de table des matières) à l'exception de la page de titre dont la faute à Grasset a été corrigée, pour le premier volume ; édition originale sans mention et sur papier courant pour le second volume ; éditions originales numérotées sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers avec les réimposés, pour les volumes suivants.Le tome IV est enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust à Jacques Boulenger sur la page de garde.Quelques petites restaurations au spine et aux couvertures du premier volume, certains spine légèrement passés ou insolés, légères rousseurs sans gravité sur quelques pages et tranches.Cette collection complète de A la recherche du temps perdu comprend les titres suivants : Du côté de chez Swann, A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, Le côté de Guermantes (2 volumes), Sodome et Gomorrhe (3 volumes), La prisonnière (2 volumes), Albertine disparue (2 volumes) et Le temps retrouvé (2 volumes).Rare ensemble de A la recherche du temps perdu tel que paru et enrichi d'un précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Proust. Grasset & Nrf Paris 1913-1927 12x19cm pour le premier volume & 13x19,5cm pour le second & 14,5x19,5cm pour les suivants 13 volumes brochés

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        Die Kultur der Gegenwart,Teil 4: Die Technischen Wissenschaften, Band 12: Technik des Kriegswesens unter Redaktion von M. Schwarte

      Druck und Verlag von B.G. Teubner, Leipzig - Berlin, 1913. 886 Seiten gebundene AusgabeVersand D: 2,90 EUR

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        QUALITY STREET (Inscribed By J. M. Barrie]

      Hodder & Stoughton 1913 - Barrie, J(ames) M(atthew). [Hugh Thomson, illustrator]. QUALITY STREET. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., but 1913]. 22 fine illustrations by Thomson, each with integral paper guard. First Trade Edition, a FINE copy with very little actual wear to the boards (just a tiny bit of fade to the spine, barely noticeable) in original publishers decorated purple-gray cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt. Inner hinges beginning to crack, some of the pages a little tender and over-opened, one paper guard expertly re-inserted but a very beautiful copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title in the year of publication. "To ______ /from her friend/J. M. Barrie/Nov 1913." These lovely Thomson editions are quite easy to find in general but RARELY DOES ONE SEE AN EXAMPLE INSCRIBED BY BARRIE HIMSELF. Source for the 1937 Oscar-nominated Katharine Hepburn film. Housed in a custom quarter-morocco slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Play in Three Acts and a Prologue

      London: Simpkin Marshall Haimlton Kent and Co. 1913 - Dramatized by G. Constant Lounsbery. First edition thus, trade issue (November 1913). Publisher's cream cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt. Very good or better, with some light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, bright gilt, spine cracked and holding at the half-title, spine very lightly starting inside the rear cover, otherwise sturdy binding, some spotting to the endpapers, former owners' inscription to the front flyleaves, otherwise fresh and clean pages. A bright and presentably copy. Mason 448a. This dramatization of The Picture of Dorian Gray was first produced in London at the Vaudeville Theatre on August 28, 1913. This trade issue was preceded only by a softcover acting issue for the Vaudelville production (Mason 340). Originally published serially in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in July 1890 and in book format by Ward, Lock & Key in 1891, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic novel about the handsome Dorian Gray, who, like Faust, trades his soul for sensual pleasures. Specifically, Gray, who knows his physical beauty will fade over time, wills that his beauty never fade so that he may continue to indulge in worldly beauty indefinitely; instead of bearing the responsibility of his sins, Dorian Gray remains youthful and unblemished while his full-length portrait ages and grows increasingly ugly. [Attributes: Hard 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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        Lost In The Arctic. Being the story of the 'Alabama' Expedition, 1909-1912. With numerous illustrations and a map.

      London: William Heinemann, 1913., 1913. FIRST EDITION. Large octavo, pp. xviii; 400; 1 [fold-out map]. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth, with blind-tooled image depicting mountainous region, and titles in like. Titles and borders to spine coloured in silver. Possibly a variant binding, as front board is more commonly seen titled in silver gilt, to match spine. Boards in excellent condition with very limited signs of wear, minimal bubbling to cloth, a little faded at spine. Internally clean and fresh, two small spots (possibly rust resulting from previous owner's paperclip). Photographic plates in excellent condition, depicting wonderful scenes. A super copy. Ejnar Mikkelsen was a Danish polar explorer and author who organised the Anglo-American polar expedition with Leffingwell in Alaska, in 1906-07. They lost their ship, but located the continental shelf of the Arctic Ocean by sledge. In an expedition to map out the north-east coast of Greenland and recover the bodies of Mylius-Erichsen and Lieutenant Höeg-Hagen, Mikkelsen wintered 1909-10 at Shannon Island, East Greenland. Mikkelsen's ship sank, he but completed his mission alone by a series of hazardous sledge journeys, and successfully recovered the lost records of Mylius-Erichsen and Höeg-Hagen. In the same trip, Mikkelsen disproved the existence of Peary Channel. A truly fascinating and resilient man, whose greatest tales are recounted in Lost in the Arctic.

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        Collection of 21 Books Owned by Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

      1913-1971. A group of books from the personal collection of Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1974) one of the world's premiere fashion designers during the '20s and '30s, whose popularity once rivaled Coco Chanel. Schiaparelli pioneered numerous now-iconic fashion staples such as the divided skirt, first worn by tennis player Lili de Alvarez at Wimbledon in 1931; trompe-l'oeil detailing in knitwear; the recasting of fasteners such as zippers, buttons, and hooks as featured fashion elements; the early adoption of synthetic materials such as rayon, acrylic, and cellophane into high fashion; and her incorporation of playful, surrealist design into fashion through collaboration with friends Jean Cocteau, Leonor Fini, and Salvador Dali, with whom she created the Lobster Dress made famous by Wallis Simpson.Her interest in books was likely fostered by her father a renowned Italian scholar and dean of The University of Rome. .

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        TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. TALE OF PIGLING BLAND. London: Frederick Warne 1913 (1913). 12mo (4 1/2 x 5 5/8"), maroon boards, pictorial paste-on, covers faded along edges else near fine. 1st edition., illustrated with color plates by Potter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel de Fortification de Campagne japonais (Project de Revision). Avec 100 figures dans le texte.

      Paris, Henri Charles-Lavauzelle 1913 - Royal octavo. Pp. 122. With 100 text figures. Original printed wrappers, bit soiled, worn in extremities, spine reinforced, shelf ticket, old institutional stamps. In a very good internal condition, fresh interior. ~ First French edition. Translated from the Japanese. A thorough study of the Japanese field fortification system during the Russo-Japanes War. Extremely detailed illustrations. Only one copy in public collection worldwide, that in Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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        Die Werke Friedrichs des Großen in deutscher Übersetzung. Zehn Bände, herausgegeben von G.B.Volz, deutsch von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski u.a. / Briefe, zwei Bände, hrsg. von Max Hein G A N Z L E D E R - L U X U S A U S G A B E Nr.50 (von 440)

      Berlin, Verlag von Reimar Hobbing, 1913 / 1914. - Vollständige Ausgabe im originalen Verlags-Handeinband der Zeit: insgesamt 12 Bände, einheitlich gebunden in geglättetes rotes Maroquin-Ganzleder / Leder / GLdr / Ldr im Format 21,3 x 30,4 cm mit jeweils sieben erhabenen Zierbünden, Rückentitel und Deckelvignette (Monogramm Friedrichs II.), reicher Rückenverzierung (florale Schmuckornamente und Königskrone), alles in Goldprägung, Deckel-Liniendekoration ebenfalls in Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Zeichenband und Schmuckvorsatzpapier, Buchblöcke zweiseitig unbeschnitten, Schrift: Fraktur. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph von Menzel und zahlreichen ganzseitigen Abbildungen (u.a. einigen zweifarbigen Schlachtskizzen zum Siebenjährigen Krieg, drei Faltkarten zur Kriegsführung udgl. mehr, von Elfriede Bock ausgewählt und angeordnet), jeder Band mit einem eigenen Tafelverzeichnis, sowie Druckvermerk: "Fünfzigstes Exemplar der Sonderausgabe der Werke Friedrichs des Großen. Diese Ausgabe wurde in der Reichsdruckerei Berlin in 440 Exemplaren auf reinem mit der Hand geschöpften Büttenpapier gedruckt und in sorgfältigster Einzelhandarbeit gebunden. 420 Exemplare sind für den Verkauf bestimmt." - Sämtliche Bände jeweils mit einem verschiedenen Frontispiz Friedrich des Großen, abgedeckt durch Seidenpapier, jeweils mit mehreren Abbildungen auf Hartkartontafeln. - Band 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg. Übersetzt ins Deutsche: Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Willy Rath und Carl Werner von Jordans - Band 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski - Bände 3 und 4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges, Teil 1 und 2. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski und Thassilo von Scheffer - Band 5: Altersgeschichte / Staats-Flugschriften. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski - Band 6: Militärische Schriften. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski - Band 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Eberhard König, Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski und Willy Rath - Band 8: Philosophische Schriften. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski - Bände 9 und 10: Dichtungen. Teil 1 und 2. Übersetzt ins Deutsche von Eberhard König, Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski und Thassilo von Scheffer, Georg Enders, Ludwig Fulda, Eberhard König u.a. - Bände 11 und 12: Briefe Friedrich des Großen, übersetzt von Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski und Eberhard König. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung; jeweils zwei Bände zusammengefasst in handgefertigten neueren Pappschubern, diese mit gewebeeingefasstem Schubermaul und gedrucktem Rückentitel. - Leder-Vorzugsausgabe, Ledereinband, Luxuseinband, Liebhabereinband, deutsche Buchbinderkunst / Kunstbuchbinderei im 20.Jahrhundert, Bibliophilie, Einbandkunst, preußische / deuts [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules. 3 Parts (all). (+) The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements.

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1913. 8vo. Bound in one nice contemporary half calf binding with gilt leather title-label to spine. Published in "The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science", Vol. 26. No. 151-156 offered. Small repair to spine and blind stamped to lower part of title page. Front hindge a bit loose. A fine copy. The Bohr papers: pp. 1-25; pp. 476-502; pp. 857-875. [Moseley:] Pp. 1024-1034. [Entire volume: VIII, 1064 pp.+ 24 plates].. First edition of Bohr's seminal main work, which constitutes the departure from classical theories to the birth of modern atomic physics; by incorporating Planck's quantum postulate it became possible to calculate the wavelength of the hydrogen emission and thus to explain the regularity of the Balmer-lines. In 1922 Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them"."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).In his previous paper ("On the Theory of Decrease of Velocity of Moving Electrified Particles on passing through Matter") Bohr had adopted Rutherford's nuclear model of the atom, and had become convinced that it was the peripherical electrons that determined the chemical properties of an element, whereas the nucleus determine the radioactive properties. However, Rutherford's model had an apparent explanatory problem: Why were the negatively charged electrons held away from the positive nucleus? In his doctorial dissertation on the electron theory of metals, Bohr had clarified the limitations of this theory, in particular its ability to explain magnetic properties, and he had shown how this arose from the classical nature of some of its foundations. Bohr strongly expected that the key to solving this problem was to be found in some way of introducing Planck's law of quantum action.In the beginning of 1913 Bohr heard about Rydberg's remarkable discovery in spectroscopy. Rydberg's formula could represent the frequencies of the lines of the hydrogen spectrum in the simplest form in terms of two integers. As soon as Bohr saw this formula, he immediately recognized that it gave him the missing clue to the correct way to introduce Planck's law of quantum of action into the description of the atomic systems. The rest of the academic year was spent reconstructing the whole theory upon the new foundation and expounding it in a large treatise, which was immediately published as these three papers in the 'Philosophical Magazine'. It was in these papers that Bohr first gave his postulates of the orbital structure of the electrons and their quantized radiation.Bohr's atomic theory inaugurated two of the most adventurous decades in the history of science. Bohr introduced the following postulates: 1. An electron can revolve about its nucleus only in certain special circular orbits. 2. The ordinary electron revolves about its nucleus in an invariable orbit, without radiating or absorbing energy. 3. Radiation takes place when and only when the electron falls from an orbit with greater energy to one of less energy."In his great papers of 1913, Bohr presented his theory as being founded upon two postulates, whose formulation he refined in later papers. The first postulate enunciates the existence of stationary states of an atomic system, the behavior of which may be described in terms of classical mechanics; the second postulate states that the transition of the system from one stationary state to another is a nonclassical process, accompanied by the emission or absorption of one quantum of homogeneous radiation, whose frequency is connected with its energy by Planck's equation. As for the principle by which the possible stationary states are selected, Bohr was still very far from a general formulation; indeed, he was keenly aware of the necessity of extending the investigation to configurations other than the simple ones to which he had restricted himself. The search for sufficiently general quantum conditions defining the stationary states of atomic systems was going to be a major problem in the following period of development of the theory." (DSB).Also contained in the volume is Henry Moseley's famous paper "The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements" in which he "used the method of X-ray spectroscopy devised by Braggs to calculate variations in the wave length of the rays emitted by each element. These he was able to arrange in a series according to the nuclear charge of each 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." (PMM 407).PMM 411Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 6

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        The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 [two volume set]

      John Murray/Lee Keedick, 1913, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First American Edition. Size: 7" by 9¼", Amundsen's account of his epic journey, winning the race to the Pole; a cornerstone of any Polar book collection. First American edition. Hardcovers, two volume set, full blue cloth, gilt titling. Light general wear, corners & spine ends slightly bumped & lightly frayed; name inside each volume; minor rippling to the frontispieces & top edges of a few plates; sporadic minor foxing in the gutters; minor split to front hinge of volume 1; extra creasing to maps, one short tear. Text clean; xxxv, blank, 302; x, 438 pages; maps, figures, b/w photo plates - all present as called for, Set

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        ISIS, Volumes 1 to 79 [George Sarton's Set]

      Wondelgem-Lez-Gand/M. Weissenbruch/St. Catherine Press. Hardcover. A scarce continuous run of the journal ISIS from 1913 to 1953, comprising volumes 1 to 79. George Sarton's personal set with his bookplate in each volume. Small 4to. Bound in 9 volumes. First volume bound in 1/4 morocco with marbled boards, remaining volumes bound in gray buckram with red morocco spine labels. Mild shelfwear to boards, some rubbing to spine labels, large chip to spine label of fourth volume. Internally clean and unfoxed. Originally subtitled as "Revue Consacree a l'histoire de la science, publiee par George Sarton" then "Critical Bibliography of the History of Science and of History of Civilization" and finally "An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences." Publishers also changed a few times throughout the run. From the collection of Martin Gutzwiller, physicist and noted collector of books relating to the history of science. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1913. First Edition.

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        "Considérations sur les Résultats d'un Allégement Indéfini des Moteurs." In: JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUÉE, 5e série, tome III (Mars 1913).

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal de Physique,. Mars 1913. original blue wrappers printed in black, untrimmed.. Spine panel restored, a very good copy of a very delicate work. printed on inferior wood pulp paper. Rare. (#135078). Esnault-Pelterie's lecture on "considerations on the results of unlimited lightening of engines," delivered in 1912 in both St. Petersburg and Paris, was the first to demonstrate theoretically that space travel was possible; it marks the beginning of theoretical astronautics. "The lecture contains all the theoretical bases of self-propulsion, destroying the myth that rockets need atmospheric support and giving the real equation of motion. Anticipated is the use of auxiliary propulsion for guidance and complete maneuverability of rockets. Also contained are calculations of the escape velocity, the phases of a round-trip voyage to the Moon, and the times, velocities, and durations, of trips to the Moon, Mars, and Venus, as well as thermal problems related notably to the surface facing the sun ... This 1912 lecture is the first purely scientific study marking the birth of astronautics. While Tsiolkovsky had the prescience and talent to first suggest, in 1903, rocket propulsion to space, REP was the first to develop the equations of the problem and to establish the mathematical theory of interplanetary flight. REP is thus the founder of theoretical astronautics" (Blosset, p. 9). As noted above, the use of rockets for space travel had been discussed by the Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) in his 1903 paper, "Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Reaction Devices," as well as in an earlier paper published in 1896. However, Tsiolkovsky's work was published only in Russian and it remained almost completely unknown to Western scientists until the 1920s. Esnault-Pelterie did not know of Tsiolkovsky's rocketry work in 1912, but had become aware of it by 1930; see the historical introduction (pp. 17- 38) of his L'ASTRONAUTIQUE. Esnault-Pelterie's lecture first appeared in print in the JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE THEORIQUE ET APPLIQUÉE, but in abridged form, due to both space considerations and the trepidation of the journal's editor, who was shocked by Esnault-Pelterie's ideas on space travel. "REP deplored the exaggerated condensation of the lecture, which was the cause for an apparent divergence between Goddard's and his own opinions concerning the possibility at the time of building vehicles capable of escaping from the earth's gravitation. In fact, Goddard wanted only to send a projectile loaded with powder to the moon and observe its arrival by telescope. REP considered the conditions necessary for transporting living beings from one celestial body to another and returning them to the earth; his more pessimistic conclusions were based on considerations of the substantial initial mass required for a rather small final mass, in view of the limited means available at the time" (Blosset, p. 9). Blosset, "Robert Esnault-Pelterie: Space pioneer," in Durant and James, First Steps toward Space (Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974), pp. 5-31; pp. 23-31 contain an English translation of the unabridged lecture. Interlibrum 270 #112. Norman 713. Von Braun and Ordway, History of Rocketry and Space Travel, pp. 74-75.

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        The Tale of Pigling Bland.

      London, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1913. Sextodecimo. Bound in recent burgundy half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. 15 colour plates and many small monochrome illustrations. A couple of minor blemishes, an excellent copy. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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        The great lord Masareene.

      London, White 1913. - 4 Bll., 312 S. Dunkelblauer Orig.-Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Titel. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr selten. Mit einer kurzen Widmung der Autorin. - Einband leicht fleckig u. bestoßen, Vorsätze leimschattig, Schnitt u. insbesondere die ersten u. letzten Seiten etwas stockfleckig. - First edition. Scarce. Inscribed and signed by the author. - Original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, edges untrimmed. Binding a little stained, some foxing especially to the edges and the first and last pages, endpapers glue-stained.

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        4 Lithographien aus Hamburg, gedruckt in 25 numerierten Exemplaren. Diese Mappe trägt die Nummer 8.

      Selbstverlag Dresden 1913 Original-Pappmappe mit 4 großformatigen Original-Lithographien Zeisings. Die Lithographien jeweils in der Platte bezeichnet und datiert, sowie untenstehend von Zeising handschriftlich signiert und nummeriert ( jeweils mit No. 8 ). Die Blätter aus Hamburg zeigen: Steinwärder-Kanal / Küterwall / Kehrwiederspitze und Hafen ( dies Blatt nicht in der Platte bezeichnet, aber wie vorstehende Blätter signiert und nummeriert ) / Herrlichkeit. Die breitrandigen Blätter in der Darstellung meist im Format 38 x 35 cm, Gesamtgröße des Blattes jeweils 50,5 x 38 cm. Jeweils unter Original-Passepartout. Die Mappe angestaubt, etwas fleckig und berieben, gering angestoßen, die kartonierten Flügel der Mappe etwas beschädigt.. Die Passepartouts jeweils im Deckblatt stark beschädigt - die Lithographien selbst von meist guter Erhaltung, 2 etwas angeknickt. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXVI, Seite 439 ) - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Zeising, Walter Zeising, Walter Ernst Zeising, Hamburg, Lithographien, nummeriert, Mappenwerk, Google, Kehrwiederspitze, Hafen, Steinwärder, Küterwall, Herrlichkeit, Zeisig

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        Canada and its Provinces 23 Volumes Author's Edition

      Toronto: Publisher's Association of Canada, 1913. Limited ed. Leather Bound. Very Good +. This is a superb set of 23 volumes, it includes twenty-two Volumes and Index. A history of the Canadian People and their institutions by one hundred associates. This special author's edition had a limited run of 875 impressions printed on all-rag watermarked paper, This impression is #641. Volume One was printed at the Edinburgh University Press. This beautiful edition is presented in its original full green Morocco leather with all top edges in gilt. Raised bands to the spine with gilt lettering and gilt devices to front boards, maroon end papers, Contents include, Vols. 1-2 New France, Vols. 3-4 British Dominion, Vol. 5 United Canada, Vols. 6-8 Political Development, Vols. 9-10 Industrial Development, Vols. 11-12 Missions Arts & Letters, Vols. 13-14 Atlantic Provinces, Vols. 15-16 Province of Quebec, Vols. 17-18 Province of Ontario, Vols. 19-20 Prairie Provinces, Vols. 21-22 Pacific Provinces, Vol. 23 General Index which features, Manuscript Sources, Bibliography, Chronological Outline and Historical Tables, Also included are the original paper dust jackets in fair condition, quite unusual to have these present, All volumes are in very good plus condition, Vol. 21 has a slight rub to the leather on the spine in one spot, some very minor shelf wear overall, This is a handsome set of books that would grace any bookshelf. Pictures of individual books available upon request. History

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      BRANSOM, PAUL. GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1913 (Oct. 1913). 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 1/8"), blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, near fine. First edition with Bransom illustrations (7th overall edition of this title). Illustrated by PAUL BRANSOM with pictorial cover design, pictorial endpapers and title drawing, plus 10 very lovely color plates. Bransom is in his element with animals, making this a wonderful edition of this classic. Nice copy.

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        Some Family Records & Pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel,

      Oxford: Fox, Jones & Company, 1913 Quarto, VG, limited edition, 1913, signed by author. For subscribers only. In full contemporary calf, some blind tooling, light wear to corners and edges. Spine, blind tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label, some wear to edges. Internally, [7], [1], [1], 2-119, [3], [2], [1], 2-30, [2], [2], [1], (ii-xxx), [2], [1], (xxxii-xlv), occasional ink underlining & marginal note, 2 inscriptions to fep (GV Lloyd & Maj Francis Jones), title vignette (coat of arms), top edge gilt remainder uncut, dedication states 100 copies printed, signed by author, with the original 2 leaf prospectus which states that there were 3 versions, cloth, half calf and full calf, which this one is. Title continues: Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr and Waun Ifor. With an introduction by George Eyre Evans.

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        Heidelberg a. Neckar".

      - Holzschnitt, auf chamoisfarbenem strukturiertem Papier, signiert, bezeichnet und betitelt. 38,9:64,5 cm. Vor allem im Rand links oben fleckig und mit starken Gebrauchsspuren. Studium der Germanistik und Prähistorie mit Abschluß Promotion. Ab 1913 Weiterstudium in Wien an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei L. Michaleks (1859-1942), durch dessen und O. Laskes (1841-1911) Vorbild Hinwendung zur Graphik. 1917 Umzug nach München, dort ein Semester an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Erste Holzschnitte ab 1917 und erste Ausstellungsbeteiligung 1918 im Wiener Künstlerhaus. 1918-1921 Lehrtätigkeit an der Schule für angewandte Kunst in München in der Graphikklasse. 1922 Hollandreise, 1924 England, Dalmatien, Italien und Schweden, wo sie ihren Ehemann Dr. Eugen Milch kennenlernte. 1926-1940 Dozentin an der Universität Wien. Mitglied des Künstlerhauses Wien seit 1935. Zahlreiche Reisen, u.a.1929 in den Fernen Osten, 1931 nach Paris und 1932 nach Prag. 1940-1950 Aufenthalt in China (Hongkong, Shanghai, Peking) sowie Japan (Tokyo). Von Japan aus nach Thailand, Kambodscha, Mexico und in die USA. 1957 Rückkehr nach Japan, wo sie bereits große Bekanntheit erlangt hatte. Schuf überwiegend figürliche Darstellungen, Landschaften und Stadtansichten. Die Künstlerin ist in mehreren prominenten Sammlungen vertreten, so im Stadtmuseum Wien, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, oder im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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        On the Theory of Decrease of Velocity of Moving Electrified Particles on passing through Matter

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1913. 8vo. Bound in one nice contemporary half calf binding with gilt leather title-label to spine. Published in "The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science", Vol. 25. No. 145-150 offered. Small repair to spine and blind stamped to lower part of title page. The Bohr papers: pp. 10-31. [Entire volume: VIII, 876 pp.+ 10 plates].. Bohr's seminal first work on nuclear physics, being the work that lays the foundation for his atomic theory (published before his "On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules"), in which he is able to conclude "that a hydrogen atom contains only 1 electron outside the positively charged nucleus, and that a helium atom only contains 2 electrons outside the nucleus ." "Bohr's 1913 paper on alpha-particles [i.e. the present], which he had begun in Manchester, and which had led him to the question of atomic structure, marks the transition to his great work, also of 1913, on that same problem. While still in Manchester, he had already begun an early sketch of those entirely new ideas." (Pais, p. 128). The present work must be considered one of the most important to the birth of modern atomic theory.After finishing his studies in Copenhagen, Bohr went to Cambridge in order to pursue his studies on electron theory under the guidance of J.J. Thompson. Thompson, who was beginning to lose interest in the subject by now, did, however, not recognize the genious of the young Bohr, and as soon as he could, Bohr went to Manchester, where Ernest Rutherford had established a laboratory. "There, from March to July 1912, working with utmost concentration, he [i.e. Bohr] laid the foundation for his greatest achievements in physics, the theory of the atomic constitution." (DSB). Bohr's survey of the implications of Rutherford's atomic model had led him to attack the much harder problem which lay at the core of it, namely determining the exact nature of the relation between the atomic number and the number of electrons in the atom. "Bohr obtained a much deeper insight into the problem by a brilliant piece of work, which he - working, as he said, "day and night" - completed with astonishing speed" (DSB), that paper being the present "On the Theory of the Decrease of Velocity of Moving electrified Particles on passing through Matter", which thus constitutes his very first publication on the subject, published immediately after this dense period of 1912, in the Philosophical Magazine of January 1913. "The problem was one of immediate interest for Rutherford's laboratory: in their passage through a material medium, alpha particles continually lose energy by ionizing the atoms they encounter, at a rate depending on their velocity. Their energy loss limits the depth to which the particles can penetrate into the medium, and the relation between this depth, or range, and the velocity offers a way of determining this velocity. What Bohr did was to analyze the ionizing process on the basis of the Rutherford model of the atom and thus express the rate of energy loss in terms of the velocity by a much more accurate formula than had so far been achieved-a formula, in fact, to which modern quantum mechanics adds only nonessential refinements" (DSB). In the present work, Bohr was thus able to conclude: "In this paper the theory of the decrease of velocity of moving electrified particles in passing through matter is given in a form, such that the rate of the decrease in the velocity depends on the frequency of vibration of the electrons in the atoms of the absorbing material." as well as the seminal words that have been formative for the birth of the modern atomic theory: "Adopting Prof. Rutherford's theory of the constitution of atoms, it seems that it can be concluded with great certainty, from the absorption of alpha-rays, that a hydrogen atom contains only 1 electron outside the positively charged nucleus, and that a helium atom only contains 2 electrons outside the nucleus ". Bohr continues: "These questions and some further information about the constitution of atoms which may be got from experiments on the absorption of alpha-rays, will be discussed in more detail in a later paper." (pp. 30-31 of the original paper) - the last sentence referring directly to his three part "On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules", in which he went on to present his postulates of the orbital structure of the electrons and their quantized radiation. Rosenfeld, Bohr Bibliography No. 5. Rosenfeld, Dictionary of Scientific Biography II, pp. 240-41. Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, pp. 117-31

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        CARNACKI THE GHOST-FINDER ...

      London: Eveleigh Nash,. 1913. original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind.. 11 mm closed tear in cloth at upper spine end, rear endpapers. professionally replaced decades ago, a very good or better copy with. a clean, bright binding. Quite a nice copy overall. (#136225). First edition. Copies of this book were issued with and without a 16-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, priority (if any) unknown. This copy does not have the catalogue. Six short stories featuring Carnacki, a "ghost- breaker" who investigates unexplained phenomena. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-89. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 819. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 114. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 193-96. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 204. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-104. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07278. Queen's Quorum 53. Hubin (1994), p. 407.

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        PEEK-A-BOOS AMONG THE BUNNIES

      - (PRESTON,CHLOE)illus. THE PEEK-A-BOOS AMONG THE BUNNIES told by Z.H. NY: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, ca 1913. Square 4to, pictorial boards, pictorial paste- on, some foxing and tips rubbed else VG. 1st US ed. The little Peek-A-Boos spend time in the rabbit warren. Illustrated by Preston with 8 fine color plates and pictorial endpapers and by George Howard-Vyse with numerous b&w's. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätsheorie und einer Gravitation. I. Physikalischer Teil von Albert Einstein in Zürich; II. Mathematischer Teil von Marcel Grossmann in Zürich. OBrosch

      Leipzig - Berlin: B. G. Teubner 1913 OHFt., 38 Seiten, 8°, Umschlag etwas beschmutzt, meistens die Hinterdeckel, und auf Kanten und Rücken eingerissen. Seiten stellenweise leicht eselohrig, sonst sehr guter Zustand. Sehr selten.Esrte u. kostbare Ausgaben, Mathematik & Physik, A. Einstein

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        The Equinox, Volume I (1), Number IX (9), "Subscribers Edition"

      London: Wieland & Co., 1913. One of 50 copies. Light aging, wear to buckram boards. Gold gilt to spine and front board bright, and complete without loss (see scans). Top Edge Gilt, others uncut (and almost a full inch larger than the "regular" paper boards edition). Square, sewn binding very tight. Internally clean. Scarce, and truly Rare in such condition.. First Edition, First State. Buckram, Sewn Binding, T.E.G.. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The History of Magic.

      London: William Rider & Son, Limited,, 1913. Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of its Procedure, its Rites and its Mysteries. Translated with a Preface and Notes, by Arthur Edward Waite. Thick octavo. Original cream coloured cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, blind stamped border on front cover, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Monochrome frontispiece portrait of the author, 19 monochrome plates. A few light marks to covers, offsetting from frontispiece tissue guard to title page, neat presentation inscription on front free endpaper. A particularly nice copy. First edition, first impression, uncommon. Éliphas Levi (1810-1875) was one of the key figures in the nineteenth century occult revival, and an influence on Aleister Crowley, who claimed that Levi was "the vessel of his previous incarnation" (John Symonds, The Great Beast: The Life of Aleister Crowley, p. 61).

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        Speeches, Inscribed by O.W. Holmes

      1913 - Inscribed by O.W. Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Speeches. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1913. vi, 103 pp. Original printed paper boards. Light soiling, somewhat heavier on spine, corners and spine ends bumped. Author inscription to front free endpaper, light toning to text. * Reissue of the first edition, 1891. Inscribed by Holmes, this book appears to have been sent as a gift to a third party. The inscription reads: "From O.W. Holmes/ Decauter/ [1]913/ [continued in another hand] and John Pauley [?]/ to George A. Lawrence, Jr./ of Illinois/ with best wishes for/ Christmas and the New Year. This work includes the following speeches: Memorial Day, Harvard College in the War, The Law, The Puritan, The Profession of the Law, On Receiving the Degree of Doctor of Laws, The Use of Law Schools, Sidney Bartlett, Daniel S. Richardson, The Use of Colleges, William Allen, The Soldier's Faith, Learning and Science, George Otis Shattuck, Walbridge Abner Field, At a Dinner Given by the Bar Association of Boston, John Marshall, The Class of '61, Law and the Court. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook: A Complete Manual, including The Fisherman's Entomology, and The Making and Management of a Fishery

      George Routledge, London 1913 - Edition De Luxe, No. 36 of 100 copies, signed by the author on the title page. With 44 plates, mostly photogravures on mounted India proof paper, plus additional illustrations in the text. 1 vols. 4to. One of 100 Signed by Halford. An impressive volume with particularly attractive photogravure platesAmerican fishing author Ted Trueblood's copy, given to him in 1951. Trueblood was author of The Angler's Handbook, Trout Trouble and Other Trouble, How to Catch More Fish, Hunter's Handbook: Indispensable Tips from a Famous Expert, etc. Red 3/4 calf, spine neatly laid down, else fine With 44 plates, mostly photogravures on mounted India proof paper, plus additional illustrations in the text. 1 vols. 4to Edition De Luxe, No. 36 of 100 copies, signed by the author on the title page [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        K 626]. Mozarts Requiem Nachbildung der Originalhandschrift Cod. 17561 der k.k. Hofbibliothek in Wien in Lichtdruck [Subtitle]: Herausgegeben und erläutert von Alfred Schnerich

      Gesellschaft für Graphische Industrie [1913], Wien - Scarce. Oblong folio. Original publisher's boards. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 1f., 7-32 pp. textual commentary in German. i-xcvi pp. autograph manuscript facsimile.Free front endpaper creased; signature to half title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHON ...

      New York and London: D. Appleton and Company,. 1913. original decorated salmon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind.. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (which reproduces the. frontispiece on front panel) with shallow chip from upper spine end,. 30 x 40 mm chip from lower spine end (probably with loss of. publisher's imprint), light edge wear, rubbing and some closed splits. along folds, and several old internal tape mends at edges. Despite. the faults, an attractive example of a rare jacket. (#147363). First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page 362. "A book of [ten] medical stories with emphasis on the psychic and psychopathic. Most ... are told in the form of mysteries ...." - Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 8. "The series called THE STRANGE CASES OF DR. STANCHION ... shows instances occurring among the clientele of a famous brain specialist, where the materialist might put aside the explanation of the supernatural, only to be confronted by still greater problems. The relation between insanity and ghostliness in recent fiction is significant and forms the crux of many a story since Poe. Mrs. Bacon's 'The Miracle,' for instance, has its setting in an insane asylum, but the uncanny happenings almost convince us of the sanity of the patients and the paranoia of the outsiders. We come to agree with the specialist that every person is more or less a paranoiac, and none more so than he who scoffs at the supernatural." - Scarborough, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction, p. 254. See also Scarborough, pp. 289 and 299. "A solid collection of supernatural tales, curiously overlooked by critics, scholars and collectors. Bacon was a successful American author in the first quarter of the century, turning out commercial fiction of a fairly high quality. This book, along with MEDUSA'S HEAD, seems to be her main contribution to the fantastic genre. Several of the stories here were mentioned in Dorothy Scarborough's important 1917 study, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction, but, aside from infrequent appearances in anthologies, they have been ignored since then. In all ten stories of this collection, the supernatural plays a key role, usually to facilitate the escape from some confining and threatening situation. In two of the stories, that situation itself is supernatural, but the key to escaping it is to first stop denying its existence and meet it in on its own grounds. The stories hinge on both uncanny survivals from the past (ghosts, hauntings, ancestral calls) and uncanny anticipations of the future (premonitions, warnings, precognitions). The author brings fresh thinking to all of these motifs, including the most traditional. In her haunted house story ('The Unburied'), the symptoms of the haunting are specific and unusual: all the female inhabitants of a cheerful, ordinary-looking house are seduced by a malign presence into actions of sexual depravity. A curse expressed and embodied in a concealed cache of old love letters turns out to be the cause, which is discovered by a Roman Catholic priest after Dr. Stanchon's persistent failure to consider any 'unscientific' explanation. In some cases Stanchon, a general practitioner, shows refreshingly unorthodox thinking, in others he sticks with conventional wisdom. He and his redoubtable nurse, Miss Jessop, re-appear through these otherwise unrelated stories, usually in minor roles. (It would be inaccurate to put this collection in the category of occult detectives, except perhaps as a revisionist example). In other stories, the author shows considerable inventiveness. The old housekeeper in 'The Miracle' turns out to be a ghost -- and perhaps something more. We eventually learn that she had died (medically pronounced as such) even though her long-time employer had kept up an unbroken conversation with her. It is hinted that, after she 'comes back,' her body becomes a window into other souls than her own, including people who are unknown to her but close to whomever she happens to be with. Bacon is very skillful at gradually and credibly building up the sort of atmosphere that makes the unbelievable seems believable. The notion of shivering in response to an uncanny tale has been so abused and degraded by blurb-writers that it is all but impossible now to speak of it seriously. But the phenomenon itself, which is a great deal rarer than those blurbers would have us believe, is all but impossible to dismiss when it happens to oneself. The physical responses of the body to art constitute a kind of supreme court whose judgments are beyond appeal. Laughter, tears, shivers, increased heart beat, involuntary exclamations (and on the other side of the ledger, yawns and drooping eyelids): let the sophisticated critic or writer dismiss these as vulgar, but let's see him produce them first. It's harder than it looks. A reasonable guess is that fewer than ten percent of ghost stories actually deliver the goods in such an irrefutable manner. The true figure may be closer to one percent. Bacon maneuvered this reader into such a state in four of these stories. Bacon's work also carries a certain thematic weight that's unusual for the genre, exploring ideas of bondage and escape in a frequently unorthodox manner. In several cases, the heroine is trapped in a gilded birdcage. Wealthy heroines, having everything done for them, come to feel useless and lose the zest for life. Escape comes by renouncing unearned wealth and taking up the struggle for one's daily bread. In another case ('The Crystal'), a young woman is trapped in a fast-track career and eventually has a nervous break-down. A moment of accidental crystal-gazing helps her get off the fast track and find the right path, which in her case means becoming the working wife of the captain of a tramp steamer. In the most moving of these stories ('The Key'), a wealthy but helpless middle-aged society woman is finally committed to an asylum for what would now be diagnosed as clinical depression. In a dream she learns how to escape the asylum, and proceeds to do so, with no plan but to follow instincts and opportunities. She disguises herself, adopts a new identity, is robbed of her jewels, and winds up as the housekeeper of a small boarding house in the suburbs, happy for the first time in her life. In 'The Gypsy' the author does not quite bring off a similar transition. But the mere effort to tackle such a riches-to-rags theme is laudable for its freshness." As with almost any popular writer, the social mores underlying Bacon's stories accurately reflect and amplify those of her time, with the result that, a century later, many seem dated. But, all in all, for thematic weight, stylistic polish and fantastic imagination, this deserves to be considered a core collection of American short supernatural fiction." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler (1948), p. 37. Not in Bleiler (1978). Reginald 00698. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-64.

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        Le désespéré

      A Paris, Georges Crès 1913. In - 12 broché, couverture rempliée de 460 pages. Edition intégrale publiée avec une préface de l'auteur et un frontispice gravé par P - E Vuibert. 1 des 8 exemplaires sur chine, après 3 exemplaires sur vieux japon ; et portant le ° 10. Exemplaire en parfaite condition.

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        The Happy Prince.

      London: Duckworth, , 1913. and Other Tales. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to front board gilt, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, gilt edges. With 12 mounted colour plates, captioned tissue guards and some illustrations throughout the text. Some minor spotting to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Robinson edition.

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