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        Portraitpostkarte mit eigenh. U.

      Stuttgart, 1913.. 90:135 mm.. Aufnahme als "Herzog" in "Rigoletto". - In sehr gutem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        [Photo Album]: 1913 Mexico Trip

      Mexico. 1913. Green leather photo album with gilt decorations measuring 5" x 7". Contains 57 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring about 3" x 3.5" and printed on thick cardstock. The front board is nearly detached else very good with very near fine photographs with slight spotting. A photo album assembled after a trip to Mexico in 1913 which included touring the cities of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Xochimilco, Orizaba, Tuxpango, and Minatitlan. Beautifully composed and beautifully printed in a small leather bound album with cardstock pages and gilt edges and decorations, all in an attempt to commemorate a Mexican journey. The images depict boat rides with lounging women with parasols, marketplaces with locals, arresting landscapes of various cities, the gardens of Mexico City, a group shot of local women washing clothes in a river, and men mounted on horses playing polo. A wonderful collection of Mexican photography from the early 1900s. .

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        Fancies in Verse

      [Chicago]: The Print Shop [at] The School of Education. 1913. First. First edition. 12mo. 12pp. Printed gray self-wrappers with applied bluebird label. Some foxing on the wrappers, near fine. Inscribed by the author as "Bluebird." Interesting and handsome volume of poetry "written and printed by Louise Redfield, Seventh Grade U.E.S." Author's rare first book, a volume of poetry published and printed when the author was 13 years old. Redfield went on to marry noted author Donald Culross Peattie, best known for his bestselling Almanac for Moderns. She and Peattie met at the high school of the University of Chicago and together printed his first book there in 1916. Redfield published several popular novels, achieving fame with her 1936 novel American Acres. OCLC locates just two copies of this title. .

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        Sotatsu - Gwashu - The Collection of the Works by Sotatsu

      The Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo 1913 - Art reproduction book published by the Shimbi Shoin, June 1913, folio (19 x 13 1/2 in - 48.5 x 34 cm), stiff paper covers, front cover illustrated, 2 page introduction in Japanese, 2 frontispiece plates, listing of plates in Japanese and English, 50 plates reproducing Sotatsu's works, string tied, reads Japanese style from back to front. All plates are on thick paper and printed in black and white using the collotype printing process. The two frontispiece plates are printed front and back on a single sheet. All other plates are printed on one side of the sheet only. The plates are grouped and each grouping is preceded by a tissue guard with descriptive information in Japanese and English. This publication was issued to commemorate and exhibition of Sotatsu's work sponsored by the Japan Fine Arts Association and held in 1913. Sotatsu Tawaraya was a 17th century Japanese artist and is said to be the inspiration for the Korin School. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good+ condition. The binding is tight and the contents are clean and free of faults. No staining or foxing. On the Japanese title page there is a tipped on 1 x 2 inch lable which appears to be some from of inventory notation. While folding case is present it is in very poor condition. It is completely disassembled and now in three pieces. ~~ More information, to include digital pictures, available on request.

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        Surgical Experiences In South Africa 1913 Edition

      London: Henry Frowde Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Book. Good. Cloth. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good tight copy in red cloth binding. Edges darkened. Bookplate inside front cover from Archibald Church Library Northwestern Medical School. Usual library marks. Lightly pencilled red not opposite half title page "advance office copy" with initial below. Stamp above note 19 JUL 1913. Free endpaper in front splitting at hinge. Faded pencil notation on bottom edges..

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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 S., 8°. Umschlag etwas beschmutzt, meistens die Hinterdecke, u. auf Kanten u. Rücken eingerissen. Seiten stellenweise leicht eselohrig, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sehr selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mary Cassatt arranges her first meeting with art critic Forbes Watson, who would become the leading interpreter of her art

      "Important Autograph Letter Signed, ""Mary Cassatt,"" 2 pages, 4.5"" x 6"" on her personal mourning stationery. Mensil-Théribus, ""Saturday,"" [no date, but likely July 1913], to ""My Dear Mr. [Forbes] Watson,"" arranging a luncheon at her summer home, Mensil-Beaufrense. Expected mailing folds, extremely light toning, a hint of bleed-through from the verso, else very fine condition. Cassatt writes to arrange her first meeting with the art critic, then a reporter for the New York Evening Post, and writes in full: ""I have just sent you a wire, which you may not understand. I am fourty [sic] miles from Paris, and some distance form the main line - therefore it is better to come to luncheon. I haven[']t the table with me, but if you take the morning train for Chaumont en Vequin leaving the Gare St. Lazare after 10- you will reach Chamount before 12- the return train leaves between four and five. My car will meet you at Chaumont. Hoping to have the pleasure of meeting you and Mrs. Watson on Monday[.]"" Forbes Watston (1879-1960) was a prominent art critic and considered the foremost authority on the work of Mary Cassatt. He first met the artist while travelling in France in 1913. Watson wrote of their first meeting: ""She began to talk the instant that I alighted from the motor which she had sent to the station and the talk went on all that day....The real point of meeting her, even then, was than one couldn?t listen to her, pouring our her ardor and her understanding, without feeling his conviction in the importance of art to civilization intensified....She made you share her intense hatred of aesthetic prevarication and compromise."" (Quoted in Leonore Clark, Forbes Watson: Independent Revolutionary, 2001, p. 24). The two would become close friends, a relationship that would last until her death. Following Cassatt's passing in 1932, Watson's monograph, Mary Cassatt, was published by the Whitney Museum of American Art. "

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        Family Great War Ephemera Album

      c. 1913-44. A Father and Son on the Western Front, Staff Colonel and Royal Flying Corps Ace. Folio (380 x 290 x 107 mm). Original dark red half morocco, light red calico cloth. Around 1,000 items pasted to album pages or loosely inserted. Including military orders and communiques, newspaper clippings, letters, programmes, photographs, photo postcards, original artworks, cartoon and original poems. Spine ends worn and chipped, boards scuffed and slightly soiled, cloth peeling away at extremities, contents lightly toned but otherwise clean. Overall in very good condition, considering its size and heft. This extensive collection of World War I ephemera contains a range of personal and official material relating to the war and the services of the Huskinson family, in particular Charles John Huskinson and his son, Patrick. The variety of material on display offers a remarkably diverse view of the experience of the Great War, and its affects on one particular family, as well as giving a valuable (and uncommonly comprehensive) insight into the printed material generally available to service members stationed in France. In 1889, Colonel C. J. Huskinson (1865-1932) was commissioned to the 4th Battalion of the Nottinghamshire and Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). By 1913, he had become commanding officer of the 1/8th (TF) Battalion, commanding it as they concentrated at Newark in 1914. However, before the 1/8th could leave for France, C. J. was appointed Commandant on Lines of Communication and in March 1915 he was relocated to the British base at Étaples. He would remain at the camp in northern France until the armistice, fulfilling the role of commanding officer of the Permanent Base Battalion, the Employment Base Depot, and the Details Camp. The album is particularly rich in material concerning C. J.'s duties at Étaples and the workings of the base camp of the British Expeditionary Force. A map of the camp is accompanied by numerous photographs of, among other things, C. J.'s hut, funk-hole, mess, and colleagues. Also included are various camp orders, including ones issued by the camp commandant Brigadier-General Andrew Graham Thomson, and a typed roll of officers and commanders in the Étaples Military District. C. J.'s own report on a bombing raid on the camp in May 1917 is pasted in together with photographs of the damage and a thank-you note to a sister of the British Red Cross who helped evacuate the wounded. Apart from combat- and logistics-related material, the album shows other aspects of the war experience, including programs for concert parties, photographs of sports events and concert troupes, Christmas cards from various battalions, brigades, and divisions, and excellent caricatures of colleagues. There are also some pre-and post-war material relating to Newark and the 1/8th Sherwoods, such as the Annual Camps of the battalion, civic Diplomas of Honour from Newark to C. J. and Mrs. Huskinson, plans for erection of a 1/8th Sherwoods Memorial, and the warrant for C.J.'s OBE (together with a card and a photograph concerning his investiture at Buckingham Place). Major (later Air Commodore) Patrick Huskinson (1897-1966) was first commissioned to the Sherwood Foresters in 1915, but was almost immediately seconded to the Royal Flying Corps and gained his wings in December the same year. In 1916, he was awarded the Military Cross for descending to an altitude of 800 feet to bomb an enemy train and station. During this operation, "he was under continuous fire and his engine and machine were seriously damaged, but he succeeded in flying back at low altitude and safely landing within [British] lines" (London Gazette, 27 July 1916). A year later, he added a bar to the Military Cross by taking down nine enemy planes within six months, as well as supporting infantry attacks with machine gun strafes; Patrick ended the war commanding 70 Squadron with a total of twelve "kills". After the conclusion of the war, he remained with the Royal Air Force before being appointed Director of Armament Development in 1940. Despite being blinded in April 1941 due to an air raid during the Blitz, Patrick became President of the Air Armament Board in 1942. In this role, he headed the development of ever larger bombs, including the Blockbuster bombs and Barnes Wallis' Earthquake bombs; he became "Britain's Best Known Bomb Designer". Material relating to Patrick includes portraits of him in uniform, group photographs with officers of squadrons he served with, as well as several marvellous photographs of his plane and of him in aerial action over Andover. In 1917, Patrick was shot down over Ypres and the album includes photographs of the crash site together with newspaper clippings and a copy of a letter to his father describing the event. There are also original RFC communiques dated 13 and 20 March 1918 which mention his exploits, together with General Henry Rawlinson's Army Orders and his personal congratulations on Patrick adding a bar to his Military Cross. Apart from material relating specifically to the Huskinsons, there are several items regarding World War I in general, including Hague's Special Orders of the Day, aerial photos, several spreads of photo postcards depicting the devastation and destruction of modern combat, cartoons and prints, numerous poems, both taken from periodicals and typewritten (the tritely optimistic jingoism of the former contrasting brilliantly with the jovially cynical compositions in the latter - there is even a typewritten "Canteen version of Kipling's IF", which should probably be published); there are also a few newspaper articles regarding World War II.

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        Princess Badoura A Tale from the Arabian Nights

      Hodder and Stoughton (1913), London - Quarto. (11 1/2" x 9:) Bound in ivory cloth with elaborate design in gilt and blue to front cover and spine. (Cloth a bit soiled) This is number #192 of 750 copies and is SIGNED by Dulac. Ten mounted color plates with tissue guards Binding tight. A sumptious book. Very nice [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Comte De Gabalis

      London: Published by The Brothers & printed at The Old Bourne Press. 1913. Hardcover. Full tan morocco with gilt design in the style of Douglas Cockerel, spine lightly sunned and some rubbing to edges and corners, t.e.g. others uncut, full tan morocco paste-down, silk doublures, publisher's own copy with inscription from Lucas Dudley on front free endpaper and initials of the publisher in gilt to the front morocco paste-down, , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xxiv + 352 pp .

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        150 Endspielstudien

      Leipzig: Verlag von Veit & Co, 1913 xxii+320+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and diagrams. Roayl octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") Rebound with original wrappers laid on covers and paste downs. Preface by Johann Burger. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:2211) 2d edition. Henri Rinck was a French chess study composer, considered one of the most important early figures in the field. He was born in Lyon (France) on January 10, 1870, where his family were brewers (Brasserie Rinck). He graduated as a chemical engineer at the Technische Hochschule of Munich (Germany). He then worked at the Facult? des Sciences in Lyon as an assistant of Dr. Barbier. In 1897 he discovered a refining process for green vegetable oils, which was applied in Marseille (France), then by several olive oil refineries in Spain. In 1900 he set up a factory in Badalona (Spain) and lived there with his family. Before the end of the Spanish civil war he had to leave Spain. He established himself in Marseille, but returned to Spain later. His first chess endgame studies appeared from 1902 in the Deutsche Schachzeitung. In 1909 he published the first collection 150 fins de partie (with an introduction by Johann Berger). A second edition followed in 1913, and in 1919 300 fins de partie and in 1927 700 fins de partie. In 1947 he published Las sorpresas de la teoria (The Surprises of Theory), containing 111 endgames on rook against two minor pieces, and, together with Louis Malpas, Dame contre tour et cavalier (Queen Against Rook and Knight). Rinck died in Badalona on February 17, 1952. Six days before his death he was handed out the first copy of his ultimate collection 1414 fins de partie. On his request he was buried with this book under his arm. Condition: Original wrappers soiled with previous owner's neat ink name on front wrapper, pencil underling of Rinck on title and front wrapper else a very good copy to fine copy.. 2d. Hard Cover. Very Good to Fine. Royal Octavo.

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        The Vision Splendid.

      G. W. Dillingham. New York (1913) - First Edition. D. C. Hutchison dustjacket art. Crime novel missed by Hubin of a idealist politician who "succeeds in uncovering a remarkable graft scandal, despite a diabolical kidnapping scheme in which he is shanghaied half round the world." Near Fine-Fine, in Very Good plus dustjacket, printed half a cm shorter than the book.Ê [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Design for a "Menu", with fantasy background of 3 fairies seated at table

      [N.p.], 1913 - William M[itcheson] Timlin (1893-1943) was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS, which has become a fantasy classic. A charming, early commercial design from Timlin 8-1/2 x 6 inches. Pen, ink and watercolor on Bristol board. Very good

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        Considering Boston lawyer Louis D. Brandeis for a Cabinet position, President-elect Woodrow Wilson asks ?Collier?s Weekly? editor Norman Hapgood if he ever heard ?anything about the charges against Mr. Brandeis, in connection with the Warren Estate?" Three years later, in Senate confirmation hearings held after Wilson nominated Brandeis to the Supreme Court, the charges were made public

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Woodrow Wilson? as President-elect and Governor of New Jersey, 1 page, 8? x 9.5?, State of New Jersey, Executive Department, January 30, 1913. To Norman Hapgood, New York City. Light soiling in blank left margin, stain at blank right edge. Fine condition. In part, ?Did you ever hear anything about the charges against Mr. Brandeis, in connection with the Warren Estate? I am going to take the liberty of enclosing a letter concerning the matter, which is very definite in its statements, in the hope that you may know something about the whole affair. This business of investigating charges against a man for whom I have the greatest admiration, is bitterly painful to me, but of course it is none the less a public duty to be sure of every foot of ground ...? On January 28, 1916, three years almost to the day that Wilson wrote the letter here offered asking the editor of ?Collier?s Weekly,? Norman Hapgood: ?Did you ever hear anything about the charges against Mr. Brandeis, in connection with the Warren Estate?,? President Woodrow Wilson nominated Boston lawyer Louis D. Brandeis to the Supreme Court. The ?Boston Daily Globe? reported on January 29, 1916, that ?the leaders of the President?s party recalled that Mr. Brandeis figured extensively in the President?s Cabinet plans following his election in 1912. As a matter of fact, it was the conviction of several men who aspired to Cabinet honors at that time that the Massachusetts lawyer ... would be appointed to the portfolio of Justice [Attorney General]...? The January 29, 1913, ?Washington Post: reported that Brandeis would be appointed Secretary of Commerce and Labor. This was most probably why Wilson asked the question. The charges against Brandeis in connection with the Warren Estate was brought up in the Senate confirmation hearings after the Boston lawyer was nominated to the Supreme Court although research through newspapers of the day, including the ?Boston Globe,? does not show any prior reports relating to Brandeis and Warren estate. A Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee held hearings on Brandeis? nomination in February and March 1916. The ?Boston Daily Globe? reported on February 16, 1916, that Hollis R. Bailey, a Boston lawyer, ?charged Mr. Brandeis with unprofessional conduct in connection with the estate of Samuel D. Warren Sr, a paper manufacturer of Boston, alleging that he acted as counsel for members of the Warren firm who were respectively lessees and lessors of property involved in the estate, to the advantage of the lessors. It was brought out that litigation precipitated over this matter eventually was compromised and settled out of court ... Just before the conclusion of his testimony, Mr. Bailey was asked by Senator Clark to state ?what is the general professional reputation of Mr. Brandeis?? Mr. Bailey replied: ?That he is a very able lawyer; that he is a man of keen intellect; that he is an able advocate, but that he is not entirely trustworthy. I think that about covers it.?? ?The New York Times? reported on March 29, 1916, that ?the brief of counsel in opposition to the appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States was made public today [March 28th]. In part, ?The proof shows that: 1. The nominee has violated well-established canons of professional ethics in the following instances: ... Mr. Brandeis, while acting as counsel to Edward P. Warren, failed for thirteen years to disclose to his client the essential features of a plan for operating the Warren Paper Mill, in which Edward P. Warren had an equal share with his brother, Samuel D. Warren, Jr., the partner of Mr. Brandeis. The plan was formulated and consummated by Mr. Brandeis. Under this plan Samuel D. Warren, Jr., one of the trustees, leased to himself, as one of the lessees, the trust property. The result of the plan was that Mr. Brandeis?s partner, S.D. Warren, Jr., trustee, profited personally to an unconscionable amount. Mr. Brandeis subsequently appeared as attorney for S.D. Warren, Jr. as against his former client. Edward P. Warren, in respect to the very matter in which Edward P. Warren had reported confidence in Mr. Brandeis.? On May 24, 1916, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 on party lines ordering a favorable report on Brandeis? nomination to the Supreme Court. On June 1, 1916, by a vote of 47-22, the U.S. Senate confirmed Louis D. Brandeis to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was sworn in on Monday, June 5, 1916."

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        Exposition Henri-Matisse. Tableaux du Maroc et Sculpture. Du 14 au 19 Avril 1913.

      Bernheim-Jeune & Cie. 1913 - 5 b/w plates. Covers a little dusty. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      LONDON: EVELEIGH NASH. VG/NONE. PUB MARCH 1913. HARDCOVER. ISBN: "TWO SHILLING EDITION FEBRUARY 1914" (THIRD PRINTING). Green cloth covered boars with gilt spine titles and titles in blindto the front cover. Title page is a cancel with 11 page catalogue at therear of the text. The text block is identical with the second impressionwith the verso of page 287, the last page of text, printed with anadvertisement for "THE NIGHT LAND". Apparently the publisher used theblance of the the second impression for a cheaper edition which wouldaccount for the cancel with the "TWO SHILLING EDITION.." slug on theverso. The copies I have seen of the second printing with "SECONDIMPRESSION" stated on the title page have integral title pages so wouldcorroborate Hodgson's own letters that attest to a second printing. Bellalso indicates that in addition to print runs of 1000 or less for theEveleigh Nash editions another reason for paltry sales was a high price.Hence it would probably be likely that the publisher would attempt tosell off the remainder of the second printing by reducing the price.This Hodgson title is the only one of the Chapman Hall and Eveleigh Nashbooks of his that had a 2nd printing, hence Bell refers to it as his bestselling book. But if the publisher had to reduce the price by a third tomove the edition then while it may have been his best selling and mostsuccessful book it was hardly a best-seller. In fact, Bell states, "Eventhe Eveleigh Nash issue of "CARNACKI" which went to 3 printings (ordistinct issues), is now scarce to the point of rarity, leading one tobelieve that even the combined number of 3 (or maybe 2) print runs, wasstill quite small. Spine browned, covers a bit rubbed.. Keywords: SUPERNATURAL STORIE, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        Die Festungswerke von Assur. Textband.

      Hinrichs, Leipzig 1913 (Ausgrabungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft in Assur. Reihe A: Baudenkmäler aus assyrischer Zeit, Band 2. Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, Heft XXIII). - VIII, 180 S. mit 302 Abb. im Text u. auf 102 Tafeln. 4°. Ln. der Zeit. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Einband etwas fleckig. Innen papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt. Selten. Beilage: Faltplan des Palastes in Til Barsip (Tell Ahmar) (französisch, vor 1936?) Aus der Bibliothek des bedeutenden Orientalisten, Kunsthistorikers, Archäologen u. Direktors der Islamischen Abteilung des Kaiser-Friedrich-Museums in Berlin Friedrich Sarre (1865-1945). Schönes Exlibris für Sarre von Joseph Sattler, im Druck signiert IS.

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        Enzyklopaedie des Islam, Band I - IV + Ergänzungsband, (komplett) - Geographisches, ethnographisches und biographisches Wörterbuch der muhammedanischen Völker, Mit Bildtafeln und einem Beitrag von M. Gaster (Die samartinische Litteratur) am Ende des 4. Bandes. Houtsma, M. Th. / T.W. Arnold / R. Basset / R. Hartmann u.a. A. J. Wensinck, W. Heffening und E. Levi-Provencal; W. Heffening,(Hg.):

      Leiden/Leipzig, Brill / Harrassowitz 1913-38,, 1913.. Erstausgabe 5 Bände, 5329 S., OHLdr. m. Goldpräg., mit Abbildungen nachgebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder, goldgeprägter Rücken,. Die Encyclopaedia of Islam ist das umfassende Standardwerk zu allen Fragen der islamischen Religion und Kultur sowie der arabischen Literatur der islamischen Welt. Antike 2 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        Mother Goose, the Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. Rackham, Arthur. 588 of 1130, signed by Rackham. A few pages clumsily opened. 13 full color illustrations and 85 in back and white. Internally bright and attractive with a bit of offsetting here and there and the occasional smudge to a page edge, deckled edges browned. Finely rebound in recent teal leather with the illustration of a mother rocking her child on the front board. Lettering in 22 ct. gold, five raised bands, blind tooling on rear board and inner edges, hand marbled endpapers added. Size: Quarto (4to). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt in good condition. Illustrator: Rackham, Arthur. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Children; Signed by Illustrator. Inventory No: 034681.

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        Scott's Last Expedition (2 volumes)

      London: Smith, Elder, 1913. Third edition.. Large thick 8vo. (9.5 x 6.75 inches). pp.xxvi + 636; xvi + 534. Two photogravure portrait frontispieces each with tissue guard. Six original sketches in photogravure by Dr. E. A. Wilson, with letterpress tissue guards. 18 coloured plates (16 from drawings by Dr. Wilson). 260 full-page and smaller photo illusts taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the Expedition. Panoramas. Fold-out maps, including the extra map at p.110 in vol.I not present in earlier editions. All images present as called for. Navy blue ribbed cloth gilt. T.e.g. Some pages unopened. Some light scattered spotting. Fore-edge rusted. O/w clean and tight. Unusually bright cloth. A handsome set. Heavy books, requiring extra postage. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Tristram the Jester

      Boston; Richard G. Badger At The Gorham Press 1913 - Description: 185 pages ; 20 cm. Subject: Iseult (Legendary character) -- Drama. Tristan (Legendary character) -- Drama. Translator's presentation copy with his card loosely inserted. Very good copy in the original paper-labeled boards. Panel edges somewhat dust-toned with minor loss to the label. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 185 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Captain Scott's Last Journey

      ca. 1913.. Unrecorded lithograph by Archibald Bertram Webb, (1887?-1944), illustrating one of the iconic moments in exploration history, illustrating the trek of Captain Scott, Edward Wilson and Birdie Bowers on their return from the South Pole, having failed to beat Roald Amundsen to the Pole. Evans & Oates had already perished - these three were soon to join them. The tragedy captured the hearts and minds of the British Commonwealth. Archibald Bertram Webb (1887-1944), artist, was born on 4 March 1887 at Kennington, Kent, England. He studied at the St. Martin's School of Art and at the City and Guilds of London Art School. "He was a freelance illustrator and commercial artist in 1905-14 for such periodicals as the Critic, of which his father was editor, the Pall Mall Magazine, Photography and Focus, John Bull and Sketch." [ADB]. We believe that this large scale print was issued in about 1913. It is akin to the limited reproduction of the 1913 painting by J.C. Dollman, printed by Orman of Nottingham about 1913, illustrating Lt. Oates leaning into the wind. It is possible that the image was used in a magazine, and perhaps as some special large-scale edition, perhaps for "The Critic" magazine. Opportunities for commercial artists abounded at this time as the magazines and newspapers of the period were heavily illustrated, and photographs were not used much before 1914. Our research into these magazines has shown one example of his illustration in the Jul-Dec 1912 volume of the Pall Mall Magazine, to illustrate a story "A Lighthouse Christmas" by Walter H. Holton. Webb's illustration for this story are signed "Arch Webb", in the same manner as this print. In later years, his signature was more often "A.B. Webb". Suffering from the effects of rheumatic fever, he emigrated with his wife to Western Australia, landing in Fremantle in May 1915. There he worked as a commercial artist, art teacher, etcher, lithographer, public servant, college teacher & water- colorist. His images were influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts and Art Nouveau. Webb lived in Nedlands, close to the Swan River, which was a favorite subject for his work. He is a most sought-after artist in Western Australia. RARE: We have not seen this image of one of the most iconic moments in British Antarctic exploration in 35 years of dealing in this area. Not recorded on OCLC, Trove, The British Museum, The British Library, The Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge, no appearance at auction (either through ArtNet or AE), Renard's Antarctic Auction of 1994. Laid down on old board, lower margin trimmed around the caption. A little foxed with a dark discoloration in the left quadrant. Rather grandly matted in an old cream mat with gold filets around caption and the edge of the image. Image size approximately 21 1/2 x 13" in mat 30 x 19 3/4".

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      Gebethner und Wolf, 1913. Gross-Oktav. 5 Blatt, (leaves) 334 Seiten, pages. Mit Frontispiz, 92 Text Illustrationen und 8 kolorierten Tafeln. Z 92 illustracyami w tekscie oraz 8 kolorowemi na osobnych kartych. Neuer Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Der Original Umschlag ist eingebunden. Later cloth binding, bound with the original cardboard cover. Einband etwas fleckig, Gelenke gelockert, sonst gut erhalten. The binding stained and the hinges are slightly loose.. With a long dedication on flying frontpaper by Kossak (1857-1942) in ink to Leonard Lepszy, friend and companion of a joint work.(Polish text: "Panu Leonardowi Lepszemu przyjacielowi i towarzyszowi we wspolnej pracy oddany Wojciech Kossak. Kossak is one of the most famous Polish painters and one of the most important paintes of war scenes and horses. Leonard Jan Jozef Lepszy - (1856-1937 ) - was a goldsmith's art historian, engineer, miner, a member of the Academy of Sciences in Krakow. 1913 nahm er eine Professur in Warschau an. Dieses Buch schildert seine Lebensstationen in Paris, München, Berlin, Krakow,Zakopane und Stettin. Die Abbildungen zeigen meist Schlachten-Darstellungen und Reiter.

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        Creation d''un Centre Mondial de Communication

      Paris:, 1913. Hardcover. VeryGood.

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        Backblock Ballads and Other Verses By "Den"

      E. W. Cole, No date, Leather, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: no dust Jacket, First Edition, Signed by Author200 pages with double front and rear end pages. includes a glossary. Rebound in dark brown leather, gilt tooling to the margins front and back, and to the edges of the boards, gilt tooling and titling to the spine with 5 raised bands. rubbing of the edges of the boards, and the heel of the spine. The rear board has a moisture mark to the right hand side fron the centre to the hinge rising to 2/3rd of the height of the board, with a couple of pressure indentations. Both marbled endpages have short cracks at the hinges, BUT the hinges are sound. Marbling of the text block edges. Pasted to the front paste down is the book plate of M. J. McNally, featuring a dorsal view of a naked woman looking at an opened book that is just slightly smaller than herself. The bookplate has "H.T.P." printed at the lower rhs of the image; The half title page in inscribed in ink pen "To my friend M.J. McNally, with the author's compliments, C. J. Dennis" the National library of Australia gives the publication date of being 1913 Size: Cr 8vo. Please refer to the accompanying picture(s) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Signed; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0231501.

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        A History of Chess

      Oxford University Press, Oxford 1913 - 900 pages with frontispiece, illustrations, plates, tables, diagrams and index. Small quarto (10 1/2" x6 3/4") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover blind stamped with pictorial chess piece. (Betts: 5-6). 1st edition. The author's aim: "to present as complete a record as possible of the varieties of chess which exist, or have existed, in different parts of the world; to investigate the ultimate origin of these games and the circumstances of the invention of chess; and to trace the development of the modern European game from the first appearance of its ancestor, the Indian Chaturanga". The result is a comprehensive history, based on original sources, from the earliest game to the 19th century. Earlier histories had relied chiefly on the written documents, but here considerable weight is also attached to the philological evidence (i.e. the significance of chess terms in the various languages). Since 1913, Murray's history has been recognized as the standard work of its kind. Condition: Light rubbing to extremities and hinges, inner gutter cracked at title, corners bumped, some sunning to spine else a very good copy issued without jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes

      New York: The Century Co.,, 1913. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, colour pictorial title block to upper board. Colour frontispiece, title page and 11 plates, engravings throughout. Bookplate and gift inscription to front pastedown. Spine a little rolled, boards lightly rubbed, a little wear to corners and ends of spine, margins of contents very lightly toned. A very good copy. First US edition, first impression. Originally published in London in the same year.

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        Seven Keys To Baldpate

      Grosset & Dunlop, 1913, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Inscribed By Earl Derr Biggers, Illustrated By: Frank SnappSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Illustrated edition, with the reference to George M. Cohan's stage production of the same title, on the front of the dust jacket. Bold full page inscription by Earl Derr Biggers on a tipped in page, Book

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        SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION Volume 1 Being the journals of Captain Scott -- Volume 2 Being the reports of the journeys & the scientific work undertaken by Dr E A Wilson and the surviving members of the expedition Arranged by Leonard Huxley With a preface by Sir Clements R Markham

      Smith, Elder & Co. London. 1913. FIRST EDITION. Two large 8vo volumes. Fully illustrated with photogravure frontispieces, 6 original sketches in photogravure by Dr.Wilson, 18 coloured plates (16 from drawings by Dr. Wilson), 260 full page and smaller illustrations, from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and other members of the expedition, panoramas and maps. One page of text has small (thumb sized) area of damage where the page has stuck to the back of the illustration page opposite and torn when opened. Otherwise a very good copy. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettered to front boards and spines. Top edges gilt. Neat repair to the inside of the cloth to strengthen the top of the spine, not visible on the shelf. Small mark to spine of volume two and edges a bit bumped but overall a very good copy of this major work. Previous owners bookplates on front paste down endpapers.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1913 Through December 1913 *DOCUMENTS DIRECT CONNECTION OF VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO ON 16 JUNE BY LAYING OF 30-MILE SUBMARINE WIRE*

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1913, Half Leather, Book Condition: Reading Copy, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: North Vancouver feature - 5 pages with photos; Activity in Plant Department - construction of many apartments in Victoria and Vancouver causing new conditions; Abbottsford exchange burned; Year's Business Shows Fine Increase; Monthly traffic record; New island route; Photo of the company's Victoria hockey team; New Westminster switchboard in action; Organisation Chart of the Traffic Department; Table showing 'Exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls'; Statement of Development - showing the number of operating phones in each exchange in the province; 7-page Feature on the Bayview area with several large photos of prominent home; Early spring construction; Traffic department conference; Full-page photo of the Western Fuel Company (Coal) Number One Mine at Nanaimo; New Central Building on Seymour; 5-page feature on Nanaimo with photos of salteries, the herring fishery, Mayor Shaw, the Nanaimo Exchange, and a great shot overlooking downtown Nanaimo and its harbour; Timing Conversations with a Calculagraph; Large photo of the Eburne sawmills; Fire damage at New Westminster Exchange; 4-page feature on Eburne with photos; Company bowling team - Victoria Commercial League Champions; Photo montage of operator's telephone sets; Great full-page photo of a commercial corner building in Duncan, Cowichan Merchants, Ltd.; 5-page feature on Duncan with several photos including one of the highly successful Duncan Creamery; photo of yachting on Cowichan Bay; Many gangs busy in the field; Weighing service; photos of telephone men at work in the field; photo of Comox and the wharf; 6-page feature article on Comox, including excellent photo of 'Flying Machine' logging in progress; Many extensions to outside plant; How telephone cable is made, 3 pages with photos; Full page photo of the Tug Dola with her tow the Princess Louise, at anchor off Port Grey; Super photo of Dozens of notable men aboard cable ship; Steveston Feature article with 3 pages and photos; 11-page major feature article on the consummation of the cable project connecting Vancouver to Nanaimo - great photos including erection of the highest telephone poles in the province at Brechin Mine, near Nanaimo, several nautical shots, cross-section of the Gulf cable, and more; Saanich Inlet cable installation; photo of the visit of H.M.S. New Zealand showing Hon. J.D. Hazen, minister of marine, Commander Halsey, Sir Richard McBride and Hon. H.E. Young, provincial secretary; Five-page feature on Nelson and area with photos; New Zealand's gift to the Imperial Navy - 2 page illustrated feature on the visit of the H.M.S. New Zealand to Vancouver, including shot of two of the monster eight 12" guns; Full-page displaing the 6 chief (lady) operators in Vancouver; 5-page feature on the Saanich Peninsula with photos of subjects including the Brentwood Bay power house, Mr. Luke Pither's model poultry ranch, the Holland Bulb Farm and more; Growth demands more outside plant; Photo of company baseball team; Illustrations of railway telephone device; Photos of the 3 chief operators of Victoria; The Growing of Hops at Agassiz - several pages and photos; Phones for Forest Protection; Manufacturing Protector Micas - raw material obtained from India; Photo of the City of Rossland; 4-page illustrated feature on Rossland, "Mining Metropolis of B.C."; Photo of "Tiffany's of Vancouver" - the handsomest jewellery store in Canada, home of Henry Birks & Sons, Limited; Wiring a big office building - the new Birks Building; Repairing Fraser River Cable; Group photo of Highland Operators; Some Telephone Problems; Photo of a stack of grain bags in Delta; Six page illustrated feature on the province's model farming section at the mouth of the Fraser - with photos of Burns Ranch Barns, Mr. T.E. Ladner's Farm Home; Threshing; The Farm Home of Mr. R.E. Kittson, and more; Improvement in Main Toll Lead; illustrations of 'inter-phones'; Two photos from Japan - inside a Tokyo exchange and outside construction consisting of poles propped to withstand typhoons; and more. Back board loose but present. Front hinge going. Backstrip loosening and missing two large chunks. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature and small address label appear upon front free endpaper and his initials are penned to top edge. Further, Mr. LaBelle appears in one of the July issue photos regarding the completion of the Vancouver/Nanaimo cable installation - he appears to have served as Plant Engineer on the job. Spine slant, Association Copy

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      Andrew Melrose. HB BOOK. HB book with no DJ. First Edition. 1913. Inscribed and Signed by Stanley Washburn on FFEP. Published by Andrew Melrose, London. Three-quarter black cloth and blue paper covered boards. 127 pp. Overall the book is in very good condition. Minimal wear at head of spine with moderate wear to the heel. Boards are exposed at the tips. The text is in nice clean condition with some discoloration. The binding is tight. This book can easily be mailed to international destinations providing that it can be insured. . Very Good.

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        [Photo Album]: 1913 Mexico Trip

      Mexico. 1913. Green leather photo album with gilt decorations measuring 5" x 7". Contains 57 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring about 3" x 3.5" and printed on thick cardstock. The front board is nearly detached else very good with very near fine photographs with slight spotting. A photo album assembled after a trip to Mexico in 1913 which included touring the cities of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Xochimilco, Orizaba, Tuxpango, and Minatitlan. Beautifully composed and beautifully printed in a small leather bound album with cardstock pages and gilt edges and decorations, all in an attempt to commemorate a Mexican journey. The images depict boat rides with lounging women with parasols, marketplaces with locals, arresting landscapes of various cities, the gardens of Mexico City, a group shot of local women washing clothes in a river, and men mounted on horses playing polo. A wonderful collection of Mexican photography from the early 1900s. .

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        Photo Album]: 1913 Mexico Trip

      Mexico 1913 - Green leather photo album with gilt decorations measuring 5" x 7". Contains 57 black and white silver gelatin photographs measuring about 3" x 3.5" and printed on thick cardstock. The front board is nearly detached else very good with very near fine photographs with slight spotting. A photo album assembled after a trip to Mexico in 1913 which included touring the cities of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Xochimilco, Orizaba, Tuxpango, and Minatitlan. Beautifully composed and beautifully printed in a small leather bound album with cardstock pages and gilt edges and decorations, all in an attempt to commemorate a Mexican journey. The images depict boat rides with lounging women with parasols, marketplaces with locals, arresting landscapes of various cities, the gardens of Mexico City, a group shot of local women washing clothes in a river, and men mounted on horses playing polo. A wonderful collection of Mexican photography from the early 1900s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Resistance of the Air and Aviation

      London: Constable & Company Ltd.,, 1913. Experiments conducted at the Champs-de-Mars Laboratory. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Translated by Jerome C. Hunsaker. Quarto. Original burgundy buckram, title gilt to the spine. 28 folding plates at the rear, one on calque paper in an end-pocket, text wilth numerous illustrations, diagrams, tables and graphs. From the library of the Aero Club of America, their Franklin Booth bookplate, and a subsequent plate recording the book's loan from the National Aeronautic Association, successor to the Aero Club, to the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences to the front pastedown, a little rubbed, the spine sunned and professionally restored at head and tail, joints and hinges similarly, skilfully repaired, very good. First edition in English, taken from the second, revised, French edition of 1911, published one year after the first. This copy inscribed on the half-title, "À l'Aero Club d'Amérique Sympathique Hommage, G. Eiffel." The results of the ground-breaking experiments conducted by Eiffel in the revolutionary wind-tunnel that he built at the foot of his famous tower, enabling him to gather "data systematically setting new standards for measurement accuracy". The tunnel was subsequently "moved to Auteuil, in Paris, where it is still in operation" (Damljanovic, "Gustave Eiffel and the Wind: A Pioneer in Experimental Aerodynamics", in Scientific Technical Review, vol. 62, no.3-4, 2012). In the year of publication, Eiffel was awarded the second ever Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics, the first having gone to the Wright Brothers, in his presentation address Alexander Graham Bell remarked; " … his writings upon the resistance of the air have already become classical. His researches … on the resistance of the air in connection with aviation, are especially valuable. They have given engineers the data for designing and constructing flying machines upon sound, scientific principles". A superb association for this foundation text of aerodynamic science.

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        Tristram the Jester

      Boston; Richard G. Badger At The Gorham Press, 1913, Hardback, First EditionTranslator's presentation copy with his card loosely inserted. Very good copy in the original paper-labeled boards. Panel edges somewhat dust-toned with minor loss to the label. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. ; 185 pages; Description: 185 pages ; 20 cm. Subject: Iseult (Legendary character) -- Drama. Tristan (Legendary character) -- Drama.

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      LONDON William Rider & Son,Ltd. Cathedral House Paternoster Row. Autumn 1913., 1913The scarce First Edition in original publishers cloth. 8vo.half title viii.306 pps plus three leaves of publishers advertisements begining with Dracula by Bram Stoker in a new and cheaper edition " One of the most uncanny stories of modern times, perhaps that was ever written" The Academy. Two colour title page with tissue guarded colour frontispiece by E.A. Holloway. The rear pastedown has a neat, red numerical stamp [1200] in the bottom right - significance if any unknown. Inscribed to free endpaper Violette Reuder- Davidson and to prelim " Mrs Lockman London N6 " crossed through. [see illustration ] Foxing to title page and prelims. Signs of restoration to spine and some light staining of boards.Loosely inserted front flap of the dust wrapper advertising New Fiction and an endpaper from another work inscribed " To Marjie from Reginald Hodder " Further scans on request Ref. The Vampire in Literature p70. Hubin Locke's Spectrum etc.

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        Thomas Jefferson as an Architect & Designer of Landscapes.

      Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913 - LIMITED EDITION number 488 of 535 copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Large 8vo., ix, [1], 121, [1] p. incl. plates, port. XXIII pl. (incl. plans, facsims.) Plates included in text accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress; numbered plates have descriptive letterpress on versos facing the plates. A near fine copy of a very scarce book that now rarely appears in the market place. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fine large original photograph of Grainger with autograph inscription in white ink: "To Mrs. Albert Steinert with heartiest greetings from her friend Percy Grainger Nov. 1919."

      . With 3-measure autograph musical quotation from his well-known "Warriors Music to an Imaginary Ballet" written between 1913 and 1916. 238 x 188 mm. Very slight silvering to edges. In very good condition overall.. Grainger was an Australian-American composer, pianist and folksong collector. "Best known for his settings of British folk music, he was also an innovative composer of original works and 'free music', and an accomplished performer." Malcolm Gillies and David Pear Albert Steinert was one of the founders of the Steinert & Sons piano manufacturing company of Boston, Massachusetts. He also arranged a concert series in Providence, Rhode Island in which Grainger performed in November of 1919, at which time he presumably inscribed and signed the present photograph.

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        Sons and Lovers

      London, Duckworth & Co.,, 1913. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A couple of minor spots to the lower edge of first few pages else a fine copy. First Edition, First Issue with the 19pp of ads and the canceled title page.

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        The Etching of Cities

      Chicago: Published by The Chicago Society of Etchers for its Members. 1913. First. First edition. Octavo. Frontispiece proof of an etching by Ernest D. Roth. Quarter cloth and printed and stamped paper covered boards with leather spine label gilt. Printed in black, red, and brown with twelve facsimiles of etchings by Durer, Rembrandt, Whistler, and others. Some chips at the edges of the label, else very good plus. One of 325 copies. Laid in are four Autograph Letters Signed, totaling eleven pages, one from Ernest D. Roth (2 pages) enclosing proof etchings to be used in the book (not present). The other three are from the author and President of the Society,Thomas Wood Stevens. One (4 pages) comments on the proofs of the book and his corrections;another (2 pages) comments on his delight with the finished book; and the third (3 pages) suggest that now that Chicago-area members have become more active, a new President should be elected. All of the letters are to Bertha Jaques, the Secretary and Treasurer of The Chicago Society of Etchers, who apparently was in charge of the project to produce this book. Thomas Wood Stevens was an artist, teacher, author, and theater director. He served has head of the Illustration Department at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1903-1911; co-founded the Blue Sky Press, 1899-1907; he served as head of the Drama Department at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1913-1925; then at the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Memorial Theatre, 1925-1930. A wonderful association copy of a handsome volume. .

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        Germany V England 1913 Football Programme

      1913 - A very rare newspaper report (from Der Rasensport, an illustrated sporting magazine) of the amateur international match between Germany and England, played in Berlin, March 25th 1913. England won the match 3-0. 28.5 x 21.5cm. 20pp. No staples, spine split in places. The odd nick and tear to edges. In very good condition for its age.

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        Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky par George Barbier Glose de Francis de Miomandre

      Paris: La belle édition. 1913. Large quarto. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers, the upper with a hand-coloured design by Barbier. 5ff. + 12 full-page plates of Nijinsky in pochoir. Wrappers worn, soiled, and partially split at spine. Some minor soiling and wear internally. Lacking title. Plates in very good condition. . First French edition, limited to 390 copies. Rare. Not in Beaumont, Magriel, Derra de Moroda or Leslie. Catalogue de la Donation Gilberte Cournaud p. 90. The English edition published by Beaumont in the same year is much more common than this edition. "In his brief time, Nijinsky was the most famous male dancer in the world, a preeminence due in part to his extraordinary virtuosity... But it was not his virtuosity alone that made him such a powerful stage presence. As contemporary reports make clear, Nijinsky was a great and unusual actor. The ideal Fokine interpreter, he was able to expand a simple choreographic design into a rich dramatic portrait, using, in keeping with Fokine's dicta, the whole body as an expressive instrument... Nijinsky's influence as a dancer was immediate and huge. That ballet, nearly extinguished artistically in western Europe, was revived in this century is due to him and other great dancers of his generation, such as Anna Pavlova and Karsavina, as well as to Diaghilev. That male ballet, utterly extinguished, was also revived is due to him preeminently. Nijinsky was the first real ballet star of the male sex that Europe had seen since the retirement of Auguste Vestris nearly a century earlier. He initiated a renaissance." Cohen: The International Encyclopedia of Dance Vol. 4, pp. 646-648. George Barbier, one of the greatest French illustrators of the early 20th century, was a pioneering force in the world of Art Deco and a prolific designer for numerous theatrical productions, including those of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He was particularly taken with Nijinsky and executed the present highly evocative drawings in homage to this unrivaled icon of the Russian Ballet. From the collection of the noted Swiss dancer and choreographer Alain Bernard (1932-2012), with his distinctive bookplate to verso of upper wrapper and with three sheets of [?Bernard's] pencil designs, possibly ideas for ballets, laid in.

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        The Amateur Gentleman

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1913. First. First edition. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer. Owner name and address on the front fly, else fine in very near fine dustwrapper. Country-bred Englishman inherits a fortune and sets out to become a gentleman, in the pursuit of which he is involved in intrigues, adventures and romance. Basis for several films, a 1920 version directed by Maurice Elvey and featuring Langhorn Burton and Madge Stuart, another in 1926 directed by Sidney Olcott and featuring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Dunbar, and best known in the 1936 version directed by Thornton Freeland and featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Elissa Landi. Exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

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