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        Stolitsa I Usad'ba. Zhurnal Krasivoi Zhizni [Capital and Estate. The Magazine of the Good Life]

      St. Petersburg, Russia: Fiat et al. 1913. F First Edition. S Soft Cover. Fair. In Russian. Complete run, 90 numbers in 72 issues, 1913-1917. Illustrated throughout, including tipped-in color plates. In original illustrated covers except for 1915 (no. 25-48) which is bound without covers in a contemporary cloth binding. First plate of no. 8 absent. Condition ranges from fair to good, several issues with spine neatly strengthened with paper tape, some covers detached but present, a few issues with pages detached but present, general edgewear. This periodical documents the lost masterpieces of Russian architecture and applied arts as well as the lost world of pre-revolutionary high society. The first ten issues were printed in very limited numbers and are particularly scarce.

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        The Moving Picture Boys In The West or Taking Scenes Among the Cowboys & Indians with SCARCE Color DustJacket of 5 Indians in Full Attire & Headdress & Shooting Rifles Running After Some People on Plain, Series #2 By Victor Appleton, , Life in Early

      Grosset & Dunlap NY 1913 - . Inner Hinges Starting slightly Cracked, HBDJ, BOOK VG Condition, FAIR DJ with some Smaller Pieces Missing edges extremities DJ FRONT Top & Spine DJ has Small Chips Tears Ends Removing Part Spine Title, but Nothing affects Front Picture Except Where we mentioned, 1913, Early Edition, AS-IS, DJ Lettered in Red Outlined in Black, Pretext Lists thru Earthquake Land & Tom Swift Thru Cannon, Front DJ CHIPS, Mended Tears & Tiny Corner Pieces out, ,Back DJ Lists Tom Swift, Boys Columbia end Outdoor Chums Houseboat with FOX & LARGE Chips along Top & bottom Edge, DJ Rub Wear Scuff Tiny Tears Extremities, Bright THICK Olive Green & Red, Black Illustrated Cloth cover Depicts Boy in Center with Camera & Surrounding Scenes Nice Condition Light Wear, ,Interior Nice tight ,Light FOX, Mild Wear, 212 Pgs + ADS Tom Swift thru Big Tunnel, Etc Ending with Ralph Switch Tower, Small illus. of boy with camera on Cover , Written by the same author as Tom Swift. Life in early Days of Movies. There were 11 Volumes in the Series, a Companion to the Motion Picture Chums series. Boys series [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El mole rachmin (für Titanik) [ORIGINAL 78 RPM WITH TWO SILVER GELATIN PRINTS]

      Victor Talking Machine Co., [1913], Camden, NJ - Size of frame: 17 6/8 x 23 2/8". Framed and matted 78 RPM and two silver gelatin prints pertaining to Josef "Yossele" Rosenblatt (1882-1933), a Ukrainian-born cantor and composer, who was regarded as the greatest cantor of his time. Indeed, Rosenblatt was known for his remarkable artistry, for the refinement of his timbre, and for his unique capability to shift from normal voice to falsetto, with its characteristic breathy flute-like sound relatively free of overtones. Notes were hit remarkably accurately at high speeds. Fiorituras, similarly, were executed near perfectly, both rhythmically and on pitch. His popularity soared so high that the great Arturo Toscanini approached him to sing the leading role in Jacques Fromental Halévy's "La Juive," but Rosenblatt replied that he would only use his vocal gift for the glory of God, in service to his religion. Similarily, and at about the same time, he was offered $1000 per night to sing at the Chicago opera house, but so great was his love for Yiddishkeit, that he turned it down. Rosenblatt corresponded with many of the great tenors of his day. It is said that upon hearing Rosenblatt sing "Elli Elli", Enrico Caruso was so moved that he climbed onto the stage and kissed him. In April 1912, when the Titanic sank and the first news came of the disaster, Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt felt such compassion for all those who had lost loved ones in the tragedy, that, raising his powerful voice in song, he recorded this "El mole rachmin* (für Titanic)" for Victor records. The record was released in the early months of 1913, and sales soared so high that Rosenblatt was able to collect over $150,000 in royalties, which was promptly and entirely donated to help the distressed families. At the time of this recording, Rosenblatt had just moved to Harlem to take a position at the Ohab Zedek orthodox congregation. Underneath the original 78 RPM (35312-B) are two 3 2/8 x 4 1/2" silver gelatin prints of Josef "Yossele" Rosenblatt. Frame, record and photographs in very good condition. * English translation: "Exalted, compassionate God, grant perfect peace in Your sheltering Presence, among the holy and the pure, to the souls of all our beloved who have gone to their eternal home. May their memory endure as inspiration for deeds of charity and goodness in our lives. May their souls thus be bound up in the bond of life. May they rest in peace. And let us say: Amen." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Water Supply of the District of Columbia and Water Power at Great Falls [and] Development of Great Falls for Water Power and Increase of Water Supply for the District of Columbia (Two Volumes)

      Washington: Government Printing Office. (1913 / 1921). First. First edition. Two volumes: the 1913 topographical and engineering survey and the 1921 Federal Power Commission report, undertaken to determine the feasibility of constructing a hydroelectric power plant at Great Falls on the Potomac River (now a protected National Park). The 1913 survey was issued as House Document No. 1400 (62d Congress, 3d Session). Portfolio. 143pp., 1 folding chart (bound in linen cloth wrappers) and 64 loose folding maps and plans, complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth portfolio box with cloth tie. Moderate soiling to the portfolio very good. Prepared under the direction of the Secretary of War by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The 1921 report was issued as Senate Document No. 403 (66th Congress, 3rd Session). Quarto. 179pp., 28 numbered folding maps, folding color chart, and plates. Also complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth. A very good or better set, scarce in the trade, with the many folding maps in the portfolio and bound volume in fine condition. .

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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt, 1913. First edition, second issue. 1 vols. Small, thin 8vo. Original tan printed wrappers (Binding D). Fine. Cloth folding box. The author's first book, preceded only by the legendary Twilight [1894] of which only one copy is known. Frost has the distinction of being one of the few poets who was successful throughout his entire lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer prizes among his many awards.

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        Mr. Asquith in Office (ÒCome one, come all, this rock shall fly / From its firm base as soon as IÓ)

      1913. Gouache and wash over pencil, titled and signed "Max 1913" (lower right). 12-7/8 x 11-3/4 in. The caption is from ScottÕs Lady of Lake. ÒH.H.A, imperturbably smoking a cigar with a copy of ÔPayne on StaticsÕ at his feet, is ringed by a shackled peer, a German soldier, a militant worker, a suffragette and Sir Edward CarsonÓ (Hart-Davis).

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        Gurre-Lieder von Jens Peter Jacobsen (Deutsch von Robert Franz Arnold) für Soli, Chor und Orchester... Klavierauszug von Alban Berg. [Piano-vocal score].

      Wien - Leipzig Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 3696] February 25, 1913. Small folio. Modern quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, titling to spine gilt. [i] (title within decorative Jugendsteil border printed in sepia), [i] (list of cast and instruments), 3- 238 pp. Handstamp to foot of title: "Die Verkaufsstelle der Musikalienhändler auf der Intern. Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik Leipzig 1914." A very good copy.. First Edition. Rufer p. 79. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 37-38. "The piano-vocal score, begun by Alban Berg in fall 1910... completed in fall of the following year, and printed by Waldheim-Eberle was issued on February 25, 1913 according to the printer's log of Universal Edition, at a print run of 498 copies, following an order of January 8, 1913 (erroneously, the year "1912" has been entered into the printer's log of Universal Edition)." Website of Arnorld Schoenberg, Center, Vienna. First performed in Vienna on February 23, 1913, with Franz Schreker conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Chorus and the Wiener Konzertvereinsorchester.

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        ACROSS UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. [1913]. First edition. Two volumes. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt and green, in dustwrappers. Large octavo. Illustrated with two maps, eight colour plates and 260 illustrations from mono photographs by the author. An excellent very good or better set, the bindings showing only minor rubbing to the extremities. Some minor foxing to the blank reverse of the portrait frontis in volume one, otherwise clean and bright throughout. In the publisher?'s dark blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Complete with the rare original dustwrappers. Some very minor chipping to the edges of the wrapper for volume one, and some small areas of loss to volume two but overall an exceptionally well preserved set. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        [Archive]: 18 Real Photo Postcards of the West Side Camping Club in Guard, Maryland

      Guard, Maryland: West Side Camping Club. 1913-1914. 18 sepia-toned real photo postcards. Some modest fading to a few of the cards, a few have been mailed, overall near fine. A splendid group of photographs of a bunch of cheerful knuckleheads at a private hunting club in Guard, Maryland, where apparently, according to a 1914 Forest and Stream article, they specialized in hunting (and occasionally eating) groundhogs. The images feature about 20 prosperous but casually dressed white men in a tent encampment with a cook shed emblazoned with the letters W.S.C.C. and various semi-humorous signs, and manned by a black cook in white chef's outfit. In one image, one gentleman on the left pretends to play a frying pan like a banjo, while on the right another gentleman pretends to shave the neck of a sleeping man with a hand scythe, while the cook stands in the middle with knife and frying pan, looking not terribly amused. In other images the various men lounge around camp, and in a series of four images, a group of hunting dogs attack what appears to be a groundhog pelt. The few that are postmarked are postmarked in August of either 1913 or 1914, all from Guard, Maryland (about which we can find nothing!) .

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        British Columbia - Sixty Years of Progress: A History *SIGNED, NUMBERED AND UNREAD, FULL LEATHER-BOUND COPY*

      British Columbia Historical Association, British Columbia 1913 - Signed Number 216 of only 350 signed copies of this full leather-bound edition. Signed by co-author R.E. Gosnell. "Few publications, if any, of similar size and excellence have been produced in Canada." - From Editor's Foreward. Part One is made up of 210 pages and eighteen chapters which constitute ". a survey of events from the earliest times down to the Union of the Crown Colony of British Columbia with the Dominion of Canada." Part Two is ". a history, mainly political and economic, of the Province since Confederation up to the present time." Part One is preceded by dozens of tissue-protected black and white portraits of individuals influential in the early history of the province, complete with their brief biographies upon the tissue. Part One is likewise followed by dozens of tissue-protected portraits of "Leading men in judicial and other capacities." Part Two is comprised of eighteen chapters over 226 pages, plus 5 pages of addenda. This part is again followed by dozens of tissue protected portraits of "Some of the men conspicuous as present day factors in development." Top edge gilt. Embossed decorations upon front board and back strip. Crisp gilt lettering upon backstrip. Marbled endpapers. Unread. Exceptionally clean, bright, and unmarked with no wear. Handsome suede leather exterior appears virtually as fresh as the day it was applied over 90 years ago. More a historical monument than a book, this majestic tome (over 14lb in weight and measuring 13" high by 10.5" wide by almost 4" thick) is ideally suited to life as a library showpiece or as a magnificent gift, particularly to a British Columbian of distinction. The vintage and exceedingly fine condition of this copy easily rank it as one of the most impressive volumes we have ever offered. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        In Powder and Crinoline 1913 Kay Nielsen 24 Plates

      Hodder and Stoughton 1913 - The book is in good condition. There is some wear and rubbing to the outside boards. There is a signature in the front and no bookplates or markings of any other kind. This book contains all 24 of Nielsen's original tipped in plates. They all have their original tissue guards. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. A rare find with many beautiful illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bücher der namenlosen Liebe. Gesammtausgabe

      Paris: ohne Verlagsangabe, 1913. 272 S.; handnumeriertes Expl. der limitierten Erstauflage; als Manuskript gedruckt; mit einer Einleitung: Die Geschichte eines Kampfes um die namenlose Liebe; enthält die sechs Bücher: Die namenlose Liebe. Ein Bekenntnis - Wer sind wir? Eine Dichtung der namenlosen Liebe - Fenny Skaller. Ein Leben der namenlosen Liebe - Über die Stufen von Marmor. Eine Szene der namenlosen Liebe - Am Rande des Lebens. Die Gedichte der namenlosen Liebe - Gehör! - Nur einen Augenblick!... Ein Schrei; Halbleinen der Zeit, mit marmorierten Deckeln u. Vorsätzen, sowie Leinenecken, zweiseitig unbeschnitten; Besitzersignaturstempel auf dem Schmutztitelblatt, Deckel berieben, Kanten teils stärker berieben, ein Blatt mit kl. blassem Wasserrand; fest im Einband. Erste Ausgabe. Halbleinen. Gut. 25,9 cm.

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Picture

      William Heinemann, London 1913 - London: William Heinemann, 1913. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Arthur Rackham's Book of Picture, with an introduction by Sir. Arthur Quiller-Couch. Illustrated and signed by Rackham. This edition is limited to one thousand copies which this is number 40. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full red cherry morocco, covers and spine gilt decoration of floral motif, six compartment between raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. marbled endpapers and boards, gilt turn-ins. Beautifully extra illustrated by Rackham with title tissue guard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Book of Pictures. With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

      London: William Heinemann, 1913 - Quarto (285 × 226 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in crushed crimson half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. With 44 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Water Supply of the District of Columbia and Water Power at Great Falls [and] Development of Great Falls for Water Power and Increase of Water Supply for the District of Columbia (Two Volumes)

      Washington: Government Printing Office. (1913 / 1921). First. First edition. Two volumes: the 1913 topographical and engineering survey and the 1921 Federal Power Commission report, undertaken to determine the feasibility of constructing a hydroelectric power plant at Great Falls on the Potomac River (now a protected National Park). The 1913 survey was issued as House Document No. 1400 (62d Congress, 3d Session). Portfolio. 143pp., 1 folding chart (bound in linen cloth wrappers) and 64 loose folding maps and plans, complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth portfolio box with cloth tie. Moderate soiling to the portfolio very good. Prepared under the direction of the Secretary of War by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The 1921 report was issued as Senate Document No. 403 (66th Congress, 3rd Session). Quarto. 179pp., 28 numbered folding maps, folding color chart, and plates. Also complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth. A very good or better set, scarce in the trade, with the many folding maps in the portfolio and bound volume in fine condition. .

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        A Boy?s Will

      8vo. London: David Nutt, 1913. 8vo. [xii], 50, (2)pp. Cream linen-paper wrappers, titled in black with four-petal flower stamp on upper cover. Rubber stamp ?Printed in Great Britain on p.iv. Fine with a small crease in the lower cover, in a custom folding box. Presentation copy of the first edition, second issue, of Robert Frost?s first book. Inscribed by Frost with two lines of poetry: ?To find that the utmost reward / Of daring should be still to dare / Robert Frost / To Laura?s family / March 1937?. Commonly regarded as Frost?s first book, since only one copy exists of his true first, Twilight (two were printed, one of which was destroyed by Frost himself). Crane A2, Binding D.

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        1913 - 1914 Archive of Manuscript Documents Regarding the Founding of the NY State School of Agriculture on Long Island (Farmingdale) & the Appointment of Trustee Edward H.L. Smith of Smithtown to the Board

      Farmingdale, Nassau Co., L.I., N.Y.: Not Published, 1913. Archive consists of 8 documents, including: Aug. 7 1913 typed letter signed on State of NY Executive Chamber letterhead to Edward H.L. Smith, St. James, L.I. "...establishment of the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island is a work of which New York State should be justly proud...it affords me great pleasure to appoint you as a Trustee...Very sincerely your friend, (signed in pen) Wm. Sulzer" (William Sulzer (1863 - 1941) Governor of NY at the time, first and only NY governor to be impeached) - this with the original mailing envelope; August 19, 1913 on printed New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island letterhead, TL signed by the board member from Brooklyn, Franklin H. Hooper, inquiring about the appointment of Smith and further explaining that Smith was to take the place of Ezra A. Tuttle of Eastport and asking him of all this directly "...because of the complicated situation which exists at present in Albany..." F.H. Hooper (1851 - 1914) considered one of the main proponents of the founding of the school and a prominent Brooklyn, NY & national educator; with a copy of the Aug. 23rd 1913 completed and signed Oath of Office of Smith, witnessed and notarized; and the Aug. 26 letter regarding the office, signed by Mitchell May the Sec. of State of NY; On Aug. 28 Franklin Hooper acknowledges the receipt of the letter of appointment & oath & gives notification of the next Board meeting, with mailing envelope; with the October 15th, 1913 8-page typed document signed "Estimate of Money Needed for Running Expenses of the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island from January 1st, 1914 to January 1st, 1915" prepared by A.A. Johnson and signed by him in ink at the introductory passage and which gives a detailed budget for the school, various departments, salaries, the demonstration farm and more, in the original blue paper over-folder; a December 16, 1913 typed letter, 2 pages, signed by Hooper, writing to all the Board, which declares that "...on Thursday, December 11, representatives of the State Comptroller and of the State Attorney General went to Farmingdale, and that Messrs. Mott, Smith and Ruland were on that day paid by the State Comptroller for their three farms respectively in pursuance of the contract as made by the Board of Trustees of the school and the three vendors...thereby completing the transaction for the purchase of lands for the school. It is now possible for members of the Board of Trustees to enter upon the lands and to prepare to use them for the purposes of the school..." and with further information regarding the surveying of the property, (and) a February 5, 1914 TLS by Hooper to Smith, regarding information to be sent to Lathrop Brown; the letters with old fold lines, light wear and in very good condition; envelopes worn, stained, used; overall, in very good condition and an excellent group of letters regarding the historical foundation of the school at Farmingdale, the oldest public institution of higher education on Long Island.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good.

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        La conquista del Polo Sud. La spedizione norvegese del 'Fram' verso il Polo Australe - 1910-1912.

      Treves 1913 Treves, Milano, 1913. Due volumi in 8vo (17 x 25); pp. XI, 383, 270, 8 tavole a colori, 67 tavole in nero f.t., 112 incisioni n.t. e 2 (di 4) carte geografiche. Ritratto fotografico in bianco e nero di Amundsen in antiporta.Volumi ril. tela con illustrazioni al piatto. 'Illustrato da 8 tavole a colori da quadri ad olio del professor W. L. Lehmann, 67 tavole in nero fuori testo, 112 incisioni intercalate nel testo, e 4 carte geografiche a colori.'

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        The Arabian Nights

      A & C Black, UK 1913 - London, A & C Black, 1913. Hardback. Deluxe edition, being one of 250 copies signed by the publisher. Very good condition with bumping to the spine tips and corners, front hinge pulled with webbing showing. The odd bit of spotting to some leaves, some offsetting to endpapers. Upper board a little rubbed, but less so than usually seen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

      Constable and Company Limited [1913], London - First published edition, preceded by the privately printed editions of 1904 and 1912; large 8vo, pp. xiv, 401, [1]; color frontispiece, 12 black & white photographic plates; original quarter brown cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g.; spine extremities rubbed, top edge of lower cover slightly abraided; all else good or better. This copy with a presentation inscription from the eminent surgeon, Harvey Cushing: "For Yevnige Bailey et Cie. with the best wishes of Harvey Cushing, Aug. 1927." A subsequent owner has neatly written in pencil "5/2/79 Gift of [Doctor] Percival Bailey." Yevigne Bailey was the wife of Percival Bailey, a friend, colleague and collaborator of Cushing's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Powder and Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales, retold.

      [London], Hodder & Stoughton s.d. [c. 1913] / Printed by Henry Stone and Son, Ltd., Banbury.. 4° (31.8 x 26.5 x 3.5 cm). XII (preface), 13-163+1 SS. Farb. Front., 25 mont. Tafeln in Farboffset (tot. 26 Tfn., cpl.; alle mont. a. grauem Spezialpapier mit gedr. Rahmen), Vignetten u. Buchschmuck, Tafel-Schutzblätter mit gedrucktem Bildtitel. Typographisch sorgfältiger und grosszügiger Schriftsatz mit Schmuck-Kopfleiste in 10-Punkt Antiqua, breitrandiger Druck a. schwerem, büttenartigem holzreichem Papier ('Maschinenbütten'; Büttenrand, 2-seitig unbeschnitten), illustr. Vorsätze, Kopfgoldschnitt. OHLn. (geringfügig fleckig) mit hellblauem Deckelbezug u. mont. (R-) Titelschild in buntem OKart.-Schuber (eine Deckelseite mit Lichtrand gebräunt/verfärbt). Erste Ausgabe (Vorzugsqualität, 'Grand papier') / First (Original) Edition in special quality. Vorsätze gebräunt u. marginal feuchtigkeitsfleckig / endpapers browned and soiled, Seiten marginal gebräunt, selten stockfleckig. Alters- u. Lagerungs-, wenig Gebrauchsspuren, private Widmung dat. 1917 a. 2. fl.Bl. Gesamthaft weitgehend sauberes, abgesehen von den etwas unansehnlichen Vorsätzen recht gutes Exemplar/ over all, besides the soiled endpapers, quite clean and good copy.. Buchhändlervermerk a. 1. fl.Bl.: '[1913] First edition, large paper copy, 26 mounted coloured plates by Nielsen, 2 extra to the trade edition'. - Trotz des massiven, jedoch wenig repräsentativen Einbandes mit Rundrücken u. gest. Kapitalbändchen könnte es sich ev. um einen Interims-Verlagseinband handeln. - Die vorliegende besondere Ausgabeversion ist bibliographisch nicht verbindlich zu definieren; die Buchhandelsausgabe (Trade edition) mit 24 Farbtafeln (diese mehrheitlich datiert 1912, 8 Tfn. 1913) war von deutlich kleinerem Format: Dimensions : Overall: 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (27 x 21.6 x 3.8 cm (cfr. The Metropolitan Museum of Art : http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/355856 ). - Vorliegende Ausgabe so auch im brit. VK COPAC (f. National Library of Wales) : Physical description: xii, [1], [14]-163, [1] p. : ill., 26 mounted col. plates (incl. front.); 32 cm. Notes: Illustrated t.-p. and lining papers. Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letter-press. Printed by Henry Stone and Son, Ltd., Banbury, p. [164]. Eight of the colored plates are dated '1913'. - Contents / Inhalt : 1. Minon-Minette [nach de Caylus], 2. Felicia, or, The pot of pinks [nach d'Aulnoy], 3. The twelve dancing princesses [Andrew Lang], 4. Rosanie, or, The inconstant prince [n. de Caylus], 5. The man who never laughed [bearbeitet n. einer Version von William Morris], 6. John and the ghosts [Quiller-Couch], 7. The Czarina's violet [Francis Money-Coutts i.e. Lord Latimer]. - Offenbar basiert das Konzept für das ganze Werk auf einer Idee des ca. 26jährigen Illustrators, Kay Nielsen, und Quiller-Couch erhielt die Aufgabe, die zum kulturhistorischen Kontext passenden Märchen zu liefern; Umstände, die er mit britischem Humor schildert : "The genius of the young artist who has illustrated this book may be left to speak for itself, as it assuredly will: but I would say a word about the title, which is also of his invention. When Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton told me that Mr. Kay Nielsen wished to employ his pencil upon a volume of Fairy Tales, to be called 'In Powder and Crinoline', I answered that the title and the notion it conveyed were, in my opinion, capital; that no-one with fourty-one volumes of the 'Cabinet des Fees' on his shelves [..] ought to find any difficulty with 'Powder' save the pleasant difficulty of choosing; but that if anyone knew where to find in the age of 'Crinoline' a stock of such tales as we wanted I sholud be obliged by the information. There was no doubt they ought to exist, but I doubted very much if they did. So, or nearly so, it turned out." (etc., Preface p. IX f.). Es folgt die launige doch informative Schilderung, wo und wie die in dem Buch versammelten Geschichten aufgespürt und gestaltet wurden. "It was a thousand pities [..]. [..] This confession tells, all too plainly, that I have taken my good things [..] where I happened to find them: but the following pages may suggest to some young writer of Genius that there is not only a crying need for Fairy Tales of the Crinoline period but an Artist waiting for him to rise up and supply it." (p. XII). -- Die Illustrationen von Kay Nielsen (1886-1957), um 1910 zur Ausbildung in Paris an den Akademien Julian und Colarossi, gleichen im Stil etwas den Arbeiten von Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) und Edmund od. Edmond Dulac (1882-1953), einwenig auch denen seines gleichaltrigen Zeitgenossen Josef von Diveky (1887-1951), in Strich, Schwung und Kompositionen erinnern diese farbenprächtigen Tafeln aber besonders an die Zeichnungen von Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898): "Influence a ses debuts par Aubrey Beardsley et les artistes anglais 'modern style', Nielsen demeure l'auteur de merveilleuses et fantastiques illustrations de livres de contes." (Benezit). Dem Titel entsprechend tragen die dargestellten Damen mit wenigen Ausnahmen Reifröcke (od. Varianten davon), wobei die Szenerien mehrheitlich die (spät-) barocke galante, elegante und verspielte, auch tendenziell dekadente Pracht des Rokoko wiedergeben. Kai Nielsens Gestaltung zeigt bereits Ansätze des wenige Jahre später sich entwickelnden Stil des Art Deco, ein Indiz für die aufkommende (klassische) Moderne, die sich schon im späten Jugendstil andeutete. -- NETTOGEWICHT / NET WEIGHT 2.5 kg

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        From the Congo to the Niger and the Nile Volume One & Two

      Duckworth, 1913, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionLibrary binding, markings and scarring. The boards are a touch worn and marked. Internally mostly clean and tightly bound. Some light foxing. the map is missing as are 20 plates in total from both books. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: z282.

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        The Interpretation of Dreams

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1913. Authorised Translation of Third Edition with Introduction by A. A. Brill. Octavo. Original light and dark blue patterned cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, top edge blue. Spine rolled and toned, tips and spine ends worn, lower hinge repaired, internally clean; a very good copy. First English language edition, first printing, US issue. This important translation was published simultaneously in the UK and the US and was Freud's introduction to the English-speaking world.

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        Schwebendes Liebespaar.

      Karlsruhe um 1913.. Plattengrösse: 24,5 x 19,5, Blattgrösse 35 x 30 cm Radierung in Braun mit Aquatinta. Unter Passepartout, ohne Rahmen. Signiert und numeriert, Exemplar 17 von 50 Exemplaren. Ecken minimal geknickt, das Motiv selbst von sehr guter und frischer Erhaltung.. Seltene frühe Arbeit, auch als "Paolo und Franzeska betitelt". Es gibt auch eine Farbvariante in Grün. Von 1906 bis 1909 besuchte Schlichter (1890 Calw - München 1955) die Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart; ab 1911 studierte er an der Kunstakademie in Karlsruhe. Schlichters Lehrer waren u. a. Wilhelm Trübner und Hans Thoma. siehe Katalog Gabriele Horn. (Hrsg.) Rudolf Schlichter, Berlin, 1984. Kat. Nr. 395, mit Abbildung Nr. 7, Seite 6.

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        Gurre-Lieder von Jens Peter Jacobsen (Deutsch von Robert Franz Arnold) für Soli, Chor und Orchester. Klavierauszug von Alban Berg. [Piano-vocal score].

      Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 3696] February 25, 1913, Wien - Leipzig - First Edition. Rufer p. 79. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 37-38."The piano-vocal score, begun by Alban Berg in fall 1910. completed in fall of the following year, and printed by Waldheim-Eberle was issued on February 25, 1913 according to the printer's log of Universal Edition, at a print run of 498 copies, following an order of January 8, 1913 (erroneously, the year "1912" has been entered into the printer's log of Universal Edition)." Website of Arnorld Schoenberg, Center, Vienna.First performed in Vienna on February 23, 1913, with Franz Schreker conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Chorus and the Wiener Konzertvereinsorchester. Small folio. Modern quarter mid-tan calf with marbled boards, titling to spine gilt. [i] (title within decorative Jugendsteil border printed in sepia), [i] (list of cast and instruments), 3- 238 pp. Handstamp to foot of title: "Die Verkaufsstelle der Musikalienhändler auf der Intern. Ausstellung für Buchgewerbe und Graphik Leipzig 1914."A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poh-Deng ? Scènes de la vie siamoise -

      L'Edition d'art H. Piazza 1913 -, Paris - 1 volume. Grand in-8 185 pp. Sous étui bordé. Reliure plein maroquin vert. Dos à nerfs à caissons ornés. Plats ornés d'une large frise à l'antique à encadrement doré dessinant un rectangle cintré avec bouquet de tulipes aux angles, doublures de soie en couleurs à multiples filets d'encadrement dorés, fleuronnés aux angles, arabesques sur les côtés. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture [&] dos conservés, double gardes. Reliure signée AFFOLTER. Avec 50 illustrations en couleurs dont 10 hors-texte de H. de La Nézière. Très bel exemplaire, décoré dans le goût des orientalistes. TIRAGE LIMITE à 350 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 288 sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collected Poems

      Macmillan, London 1913 - Very good or better; no jacket. Slight wear to the extremities; light offsetting to the front pastedown and front free endpaper. This copy signed with a pastel sketch on the title page, with the author signing as both George Russell and A. E. Collecting the contents of 'Homeward, ' 'Songs of the Way,' "the Earth Breath' and 'The Divine Vision,' with a few previously uncollected poems. A very bright, clean copy, made all the better by the drawing and the signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Game Book

      np, nd - (GAME BOOK) Oblong folio. Blank unused game book, with each page marked for Upland Game shot, pheasant, grouse, hare, partridge, etc. Over 200 pages. Bound in full brown pigskin , a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf 1913. about fine

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        England. - Collection of signatures on 16 pages, preceded by beautifully handwritten dedication in red and black on vellum for Arthur FAIRBANKS.

      1913,. in-4to, Full olive morocco binding, with onlays of brown and red in gilt lining forming the initials 'AF' interlaced, with above and below the title 'St. Peter's Eaton Square' '1881-1913', covers framed with triple lining as well as linings on the spine, interior dentelle, some little rubbing on the lower cover, gilt edges, artistic binding signed 'Girdsall & Son Northhampton'.. An interesting item for autograph collectors, who may find some signatures of personnalities of historical importance in this manuscript. It is addressed to the Reverend Arthur Fairbanks, who had been promoting the work of his church, for which the parishioners herewith wish to express their gratefulness. The reverend had been obliged to leave his parish because of ill health.The manuscript contains the following parts: The title and dedication from the parishioners "To the reverend Arthur Fairbanks. We the undersigned, parishioners, members of the congregations of St. Peter's Eaton Square, St John the Evangelist, Wilton Road, St. Peter's Chapel, & others, desire respectfully and affectionately to express our deep regret at the severance of your official connection with the Parish. During the long period of thirty-five (!) years...June, 1913."It is followed by 6 pages written by one person and containing names and addresses of about 150 people + 10 pages with signatures (about 350) most of them with addresses. The manuscript is bound in a beautiful olive-green morocco binding.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Typescript of "The Dry Fly Man's Handbook"

      [London, 1913. 640 pp. carbon typescript, divided in three parts with 18 chapters, marked in the author's hand "Duplicate for printer with figures attached", with illustration proofs pasted onto typescript, with Halford's numerous ink corrections and additions (often extensive), including a six-page manuscript addition at the end of Part III, Chapter V. Marked for typesetting in another hand. With revised proofs of first portion of book (384 pp.). 1 vols. 4to (8-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches). Each chapter gathered with brass fastener. Some minor soiling of top leaves, occasional creases and marginal splits, a few tears. Typescript is clean and entirely legible, well preserved. Housed in a custom morocco backed slipcase and chemise. The Manuscript of Halford's 'Dry Fly Man's Handbook'

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        L'automatisme psychologique Essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes intérieures de l'activité humaine

      Librairie Félix Alcan 1913 - L'automatisme psychologque Essai de psychologie expérimentale sur les formes intérieures de l'activité humaine. 7e édition. 14,5x22 cm. 496 p. in-8° Etat correct. Menus frottements. Papier jauni. Anecdotiques rousseurs. Rares passages soulignés et/ou accolades, notes en marge Demi-reliure. Dos lisse. 1er plat de couverture conservé

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        JOHN BARLEYCORN

      New York:: The Century Co.,. 1913.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/8". 1st edition, 2nd printing (BAL 11946). [8], 343, [7 (blank)] pp.. Blackish-green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Printed buff paper dust jacket.. Gilt bright. Square & tight. One small blemish to lower left of. front panel. VG+. Dust jacket with some wear & chipping, with smal. spots of tape reinforcment to rear. VG.. One of Merle Johnson's High Spots of American Literature, wherein he notes the importance of this book lies "in the story of alcohol seen by a keen observer, and his [London's] personal struggle with that moot question of today and other days." . Frontis + 7 inserted plates.

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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: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. 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. Modest spine slant. . Fair. 1913. First Edition.

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        The Pavements of the Roman Buildings of the Republic and Early Empire

      1913 - 50 pages of Black and white plates. General wear and rubbed cover. Stained on the cover. Gold gilt on spine. Ex library bookplate on fep. Tight binding. Few markings on the title page.Browned edges of pages. Fold out colored illustrations. Additional Postage Required. DATE PUBLISHED: 1913 EDITION: 159+ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Introduction à l' Étude De La Physique - La théorie Des Électrons et La Théorie Substantiialiste

      Hayar, Bruxelles 1913 - 283 pages en format 23 - 29 cm - 81 figures - +++++++++++++++BE+++++++++++++++++++ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt, 1913. First edition, second issue. 1 vols. Small, thin 8vo. Original tan printed wrappers (Binding D). Fine. Cloth folding box. The author's first book, preceded only by the legendary Twilight [1894] of which only one copy is known. Frost has the distinction of being one of the few poets who was successful throughout his entire lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer prizes among his many awards.

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        K.k. Polizeidirkektion Wien (Herausgeber): Central Polizei-Blatt 1912 (Heft 1-175 komplett);

      . 186 Seiten (Inhaltsverzeichnis) + 700 Seiten + 95 Seiten (Ausweisungen von Ausländern); Pappband der Zeit (23x20cm) mit beschriftetem Rückenschild; k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei Wien 1913 (Papier gebräunt, ohne jeden Textverlust.) Sehr interessanter Band durchgehend mit Steckbriefen, Überwachungs- und Ausforschungs-Anzeigen! Sehr aufschlußreiche und überaus reichhaltige Sammlung von polizeistatistischen Angaben, erstellten und erledigten Steckbriefen, Tat- und Täterbeschreibungen usf. Ein Kultur- und Sittengeschichtlich kaum zu übertreffendes, amtliches Periodikum von größter Seltenheit..

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        Gammel norsk vævkunst. Putetræk og tepper i farvetrykte gjengivelser. Mappe I - X.

      Kristiania 1913 - 1922. Tv4to. Billedverk i farger, 10 pl. + 4 s. tekst i hver mappe. Tot. 100 fargepl. m. tekst i ett orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd. Hilsen på smusstbl., ellers pen

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        Princess Badoura

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1913]. A Tale from the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and elaborate pictorial design to front board blocked in gilt and green, pale green endpapers, top edge green. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Cloth a little spotted, but still bright, spine cracked but holding; a very good copy with bright plates. First Dulac edition, first impression.

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        1913 - 1914 Archive of Manuscript Documents Regarding the Founding of the NY State School of Agriculture on Long Island (Farmingdale) & the Appointment of Trustee Edward H.L. Smith of Smithtown to the Board

      Not Published, Farmingdale, Nassau Co., L.I., N.Y. 1913 - Archive consists of 8 documents, including: Aug. 7 1913 typed letter signed on State of NY Executive Chamber letterhead to Edward H.L. Smith, St. James, L.I. ".establishment of the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island is a work of which New York State should be justly proud.it affords me great pleasure to appoint you as a Trustee.Very sincerely your friend, (signed in pen) Wm. Sulzer" (William Sulzer (1863 - 1941) Governor of NY at the time, first and only NY governor to be impeached) - this with the original mailing envelope; August 19, 1913 on printed New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island letterhead, TL signed by the board member from Brooklyn, Franklin H. Hooper, inquiring about the appointment of Smith and further explaining that Smith was to take the place of Ezra A. Tuttle of Eastport and asking him of all this directly ".because of the complicated situation which exists at present in Albany." F.H. Hooper (1851 - 1914) considered one of the main proponents of the founding of the school and a prominent Brooklyn, NY & national educator; with a copy of the Aug. 23rd 1913 completed and signed Oath of Office of Smith, witnessed and notarized; and the Aug. 26 letter regarding the office, signed by Mitchell May the Sec. of State of NY; On Aug. 28 Franklin Hooper acknowledges the receipt of the letter of appointment & oath & gives notification of the next Board meeting, with mailing envelope; with the October 15th, 1913 8-page typed document signed "Estimate of Money Needed for Running Expenses of the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island from January 1st, 1914 to January 1st, 1915" prepared by A.A. Johnson and signed by him in ink at the introductory passage and which gives a detailed budget for the school, various departments, salaries, the demonstration farm and more, in the original blue paper over-folder; a December 16, 1913 typed letter, 2 pages, signed by Hooper, writing to all the Board, which declares that ".on Thursday, December 11, representatives of the State Comptroller and of the State Attorney General went to Farmingdale, and that Messrs. Mott, Smith and Ruland were on that day paid by the State Comptroller for their three farms respectively in pursuance of the contract as made by the Board of Trustees of the school and the three vendors.thereby completing the transaction for the purchase of lands for the school. It is now possible for members of the Board of Trustees to enter upon the lands and to prepare to use them for the purposes of the school." and with further information regarding the surveying of the property, (and) a February 5, 1914 TLS by Hooper to Smith, regarding information to be sent to Lathrop Brown; the letters with old fold lines, light wear and in very good condition; envelopes worn, stained, used; overall, in very good condition and an excellent group of letters regarding the historical foundation of the school at Farmingdale, the oldest public institution of higher education on Long Island. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy

      London: Rowland Ward, Ltd., , 1913. For Private Circulation. Quarto. Original dark yellow buckram, gilt lettered spine with leopard's head device in black and gilt, front cover with onlaid linen title label. Photogravure portrait frontispiece of Ward, numerous illustrations, some full-page and tinted. Binding a little dull, a few stains to back cover, foot of inner hinges strained, some pencilled marginalia and ink underlinings in places. First Edition. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of the period, and his trade-mark "Jungle" dioramas caused a sensation - one staged at Earl's Court in 1896 drawing £10,000 in gate money. This biographical sketch and commentary on his methods was published the year after his death in very limited numbers, uncommon institutionally - just four copies on OCLC - and commercially.

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        Le meuble. Ameublement provençal et Comtadin du moyen-age à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Préface de Henry Havard. Ouvrage iilustré de 128 planches hors texte. Tome Premier.Arts et industries artistiques de la Provence.

      Lucien Laveur / Alex. Jouvène, Paris / Marseille, 1913 - VIII - 318pages, Couverture rempliée. Exemplaire sur papier du Japon impérial, non numéroté. Exemplaire de chapelle.Couture de la reliure presque détaché, à faire relier. Inétrieur en très bon état, pages non coupées. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mohican Point on Lake George. The Summer Home of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Bixby of St. Louis, Mo

      New York: Privately printed, 1913. First edition, #96 of 200 copies, initialed and numbered on the half-title. With frontispiece, 19 plates including 2 group portraits, double map of Lake George around Bolton Landing at back. 65 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, titled in gilt on upper board. Bixby bookplate of Mohican Point house on front pastedown. Fine. Inscribed on flyleaf, "Mr. & Mrs. A.B. Payne [names partly effaced] with sincere regards of Mr. & Mrs. W.K. Bixby, St. L. 5/18/14""Includes 12 pages of text on fishing for smallmouth bass, lake trout and land-locked salmon. one of the few early books to contain as much material on fishing in Lake George" (Heller).An important and rare book.

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        Collection of printed works relating to the north Australian and Chinese surveys of Robert Logan Jack

      various publishers, 1902-, 1913. Five pamphlets and booklets, various formats, full details below. Cache of five scarce pamphlets and occasional publications relating to the career of Robert Logan Jack (1845-1921), government surveyor, author and explorer of northern Australia.Intelligent, capable, and affable, Jack was ideally suited to the hard toil of government surveying work, and was renowned for his ability to placate the demands of miners, prospectors and other entrepreneurs drawn to Queensland in search of quick riches.In 1879-1880 Jack led a surveying party into the remote wilderness of far north Queensland in search of tine, gold, and other payable minerals. The journey was fraught with danger, as described in the memorial address by Dorothy Hill included in this collection: 'Jack and the prospecting part of 1879-80 had the same natural dangers to face as Kennedy - poison weed which killed the horses; hostile natives; festoons of mosquitoes and flies; heavy rain and heavy moist heat...dangers in flooded rivers and sodden ground.' The Aboriginal tribes of far north Queensland 'naturally resented the intrusion of the white man into their hunting areas and larders. Jack recognised this danger; nevertheless his attitude to them was always one of respect for their human rights.' Nonetheless, he was speared in the shoulder and seriously wounded, luckily escaping septicaemia in the tropical heat.Some years later in 1900 Jack resigned from Queensland government service and undertook a geological survey in China.List of titles included in this collection:JACK, R.L. AND CROSBIE, James. A Geological and Prospecting Expedition which filled many blank spaces on the map. Port Douglas, printed at the "Record" office 1913; small pamphlet, 28 pp., wrappers chipped, good.HILL, Dorothy. Robert Logan Jack: A Memorial Address. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 1947. Slim pamphlet, 11 pages, creased, good.From Shanghai to Bhamo. Offprint from 'The Geographical Journal' for March 1902. Pamphlet, 29 pp. titling wrappers. With printed compliments slip and list of recipient's in the author's cursive hand inserted.Two trips to the North of Cheng-Tu. Offprint from 'The Geographical Journal' for March 1903. Pamphlet, 7 pp. titling wrappers.From Shanghai to Bham in 'The Geographical Journal' for March 1902; wrappers chipped.This collection also includes three scarce publications relating to the career of Robert Logan's brother William Jack, professor of mathematics and medical researcher at Glasgow University:Application and Testimonials submitted by William R. Jack. Chair of Medicine in the University of Aberdeen, unpaginated, circa 1912.Recognition of Professor William Jack. Presentation ceremony in Glasgow University October 26, 1910. Glasgow, James MacLehose 1910. Pamphlet, 30 pages, two copies in this collection.Unveiling the stained glass window designed by Henry Holiday...Agnes Jane Nichol [wife of Professor Wm. Jack]. Glasgow, James MacLehose 1903. Pamphlet, 23 pages. With printed compliments slip inserted.

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