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        Report of a Committee appointed by the Admiralty to Examine and Consider the Evidence relating to the Tactics employed by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar

      London, HMSO,, 1913. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. Foolscap quarto. Original blue paper wraps. 4 maps and charts, 3 of them folding. Small ink-stamp to the upper wrap, minor chipping, but overall a very good copy. First Edition of this key work for understanding the tactics employed by Nelson in the battle and extremely hard to find in such fresh condition. The committee was set up to question the conclusions of Corbett's Campaign of Trafalgar in 1910, but after a close study of original logs and journals, contemporary battle-plans and signal books, and published works such as Desbrière's magisterial account of 1907, the committee more or less concurred with his findings. The committee comprised of Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, Admiral Sir Reginald Custance, the chairman, historian and Admiralty secretary C. H. Firth, and W. G. Perrin, Admiralty librarian and the man who in 1908 had discovered the original signal books employed at Trafalgar.

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        Report of a Committee appointed by the Admiralty to Examine and Consider the Evidence relating to the Tactics employed by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty.

      London, HMSO, 1913 - Foolscap quarto. Original blue paper wraps. Small ink-stamp to the upper wrap, minor chipping, but overall a very good copy. 4 maps and charts, 3 of them folding. First Edition of this key work for understanding the tactics employed by Nelson in the battle and extremely hard to find in such fresh condition. The committee was set up to question the conclusions of Corbett's Campaign of Trafalgar in 1910, but after a close study of original logs and journals, contemporary battle-plans and signal books, and published works such as Desbrière's magisterial account of 1907, the committee more or less concurred with his findings. The committee comprised of Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge, Admiral Sir Reginald Custance, the chairman, historian and Admiralty secretary C. H. Firth, and W. G. Perrin, Admiralty librarian and the man who in 1908 had discovered the original signal books employed at Trafalgar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Mind-Reader: Being Some Pages from the Strange Life of Dr. Xavier Wycherley

      D. Appleton, New York 1913 - First edition. Light rubbing at the spine ends, else very near fine, without dustwrapper. The Australian author's first book, a collection of 14 stories involving the adventures of Dr. Xavier Wycherley, a crime solving psychologist and psychic. Listed in *Hubin*, although the stories are also popular among devotees of science-fiction and pulp literature. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        1913 - Baedker - St.Petersburg und Umgebung. with DUST JACKET

      Baedeker, Leipzig 1913 - Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1913 Second edition. xxii, 134pp, 5 maps, 11 plans and 4 floor plans, original red cloth, and original buff colored DUST JACKET, titled in gilt. Dust jacket is lightly chipped at head and foot of the spine and bears what appears to be a lighter area where tape or a label may have been removed. The book has some pencil notes in the inside of the front free endpaper and a small closed tear there as well. Overall the dust jacket and book are in very good plus condition with no poorly folded or protruding maps. This title was only published in German and contains a description of a new arrangement of paintings at the Hermitage which was completed in 1913. This is the second and lest edition of the Series and has been extracted from the 1912 edition of Russland. It also includes a street index. Hinrichsen D465 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Das Bookman]
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        Dingo

      Fasquelle Eugène 1913 - In-8, maroquin brun avec filets dorés, dos à nerfs reprenant les motifs, tranches dorées, couverture et dos conservés, reliure signée de HUSER, EDITION ORIGINALE, un des 25 exemplaires sur Japon (premier papier), à grande marge ; très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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        Mr. Fleight

      Howard Latimer, Ltd, 1913 - Cloth with some soiling, ink stain to top edge, binding a little loose with lower hinge cracked and upper hinge repaired, a little foxing at beginning and end, a very good copy Harvey A39 Extremely scarce. Harvey quotes Ford: "In the event, the book was seized by the sheriff’s office because Byles’s firm could not pay its printer’s bills, so that it was never actually published" Original reddish brown cloth lettered and ruled in gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Book of Pictures

      London, William Heinemann,, 1913. With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial title block to front board, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 44 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. The occasional minor blemish otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, one of 1030 copies signed by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. Limited Edition Signed By Arthur Rackham

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. Number 186 of a Limited edition of 1,030 numbered copies signed by Arthur Rackham of which 1000, numbered 1-1000, were for sale in Great Britain, Ireland and the Colonies. 11.5 x 9.5" with 43 text pages and 44 colour plates (including frontispiece) mounted on thick brown card, with descriptive tissue guards. Also ten black and white drawings. All plates are in superb clean condition and free from creasing and tears. A little light scattered foxing on some of the tissue guards and endpapers. Original white cloth stamped in gilt, soiled, bumped to corners. Outstanding example of Arthur Rackham's work. Scarce. . Signed by Illustrator. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: March House Books]
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        A Boy's Will

      David Nutt, London 1913 - FIRST EDITION, in the extremely rare first-issue binding ("binding A"), of Robert Frost's first book of poetry. "By 1911 Frost was fighting against discouragement. Poetry had always been considered a young person's game, but Frost, who was nearly 40 years old, had not published a single book of poems and had seen just a handful appear in magazines. In 1911 ownership of the Derry farm passed to Frost. A momentous decision was made: to sell the farm and use the proceeds to make a radical new start in London, where publishers were perceived to be more receptive to new talent. Accordingly, in August 1912 the Frost family sailed across the Atlantic to England. Frost carried with him sheaves of verses he had written but not gotten into print. English publishers in London did indeed prove more receptive to innovative verse, and, through his own vigorous efforts and those of the expatriate American poet Ezra Pound, Frost within a year had published A Boy's Will (1913). From this first book, such poems as 'Storm Fear,' 'Mowing,' and 'The Tuft of Flowers' have remained standard anthology pieces" (Britannica). London: David Nutt, 1913. Octavo, original bronzed brown cloth with upper cover title in gilt. A little fading to spine, otherwise fine. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Boy's Will

      London David Nutt 1913 - Signed With a Line From the Poem "Mowing" in the Author's Hand FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will. London: David Nutt, 1913. First edition of Frost's first published book. With the "Printed in Great Britain" ink stamp on the verso of the title page. In binding "D". Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 185 x 121 mm). [xii], [1]-50, [2, advertisements] pp. Signed by Frost and with a line from Frost's poem "Mowing" in the author's hand on the half-title. "Mowing" is on page 25 of this book. The line reads, "The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows/Robert Frost" Original beige printed wrappers, lettered in black with four-petal flower stamp. Spine with minor restoration. Final leaf with closed tears at hinges, no loss of text. Inside of back wrapper lightly scraped, possibly remove a bookplate. Chemised. A very good copy. Provenance: With a receipt of sale from Goodspeed from 1970. This book is 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). HBS 64797. $3,850 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Catalogue of a Collection of Early German Books in the Library of C. Fairfax Murray

      London: Pivately Printed. Good. 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. As Issued; One of 100 copies, 2 volumes, original cloth spine and blue boards as issued. Paper lettering pieces still intact but cracked. Fresh and uncut and in surpisingly excellent condition for a set of books that is rarely so.; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.; Elephant Folio 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Joseph A. Freilich, Bookseller]
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        In Powder and Crinoline. Illustrated by K. Nielsen.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1913] - Quarto, xii + 164. Publisher's gilt decorated green vellum, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Slight wear to extremities and some scratches to lower board, endpapers a little foxed otherwise in very good condition. With 26 mounted colour plates and captioned tissues. Signed Limited Edition. One of 500 copies. Signed by Nielsen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline; the illustration entitled "Princess Diaphanie walking in the Garden".

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,] [1913] - Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, but fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 20, the first illustration in the book (excluding the frontispiece). This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        In Powder and Crinoline

      Hodder & Stoughton 1913, London - E. F. Benson's copy, bearing his bookplate dated 1915 on the front paste-down. SIGNED LIMTED EDITION [1913] 164 pp.Top edge gilt, others uncut. Illustrated end papers are foxed, gilt stamped dark green vellum, lacks ties. Beautifully designed boards. 24 tipped-in gorgeous full colour Kay Neilsen illustrations with printed guards. Boards a little rubbed and discoloured on the rear panel, f.e.ps foxed, and slight foxing to edges of occasional pages throughout. Signed by Neilsen, but not numbered. Benson had a number of books published by Hodder during the First World War, and this may well be a gift from the publishers (we bought two Hugh Thomson signed limited editions from the same source, one of which was signed, but numbered 0000. A lovely item [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline; the illustration entitled "List, ah, list to the zephyr in the grove!"

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,] [1913] - Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, but fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 52 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        In Powder and Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales Retold.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913] - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Some mild foxing to a few leaves, an excellent copy. With 24 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissues. First trade edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Britannica Year-Book 1913 : A survey of the World's progress since the competition in 1910 of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition

      London, England: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, Limited, 1913. A survey of the World's progress since the competition in 1910 of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition. Comprising A Register and review of current events and additions to knowledge in politics, economics, engineering, industry, sport, law, science, art, literature, and other forms of human activity, national and international, up to the end of 1912. Minor rubbing on spine corners. (Ref. #ACC-G98).. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6" x 9" Tall. History.

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        A GIRL'S LIFE AND OTHER PICTURES

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1913 - Fisher, Harrison. A GIRL'S LIFE AND OTHER PICTURES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. First edition. Elephant folio - 12-1/2" x 17-1/2". White cloth backed paper covered boards with a color pictorial paste-on of one of Harrison Fisher's beauties. Boards are in lovely condition with just a few light scuffs, a trace of light dust soil and a tiny bit of wear to upper and lower right corner tips. The book contains sixteen color bookplates of classic Fisher paintings featuring beautiful women. Internally the book is in fine condition. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD +. Among the most desirable of all the Fisher books. Rare in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Quality Street

      Hodder & Stoughton Nd [], London 1913 - Large 4to, pp. 198. Original vellum binding, lavishly illustrated and lettered in gilt to front panel and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Green silk ties to leading edge. Original publisher's box with just a little wear at the spine, and a single small closed split to spine head. Lightly rubbed, minimal bowing to boards, a near fine copy. Frontispiece and 21 coloured plates by Hugh Thomson. Monochrome illustrations to plates' tissue guards. First edition. One of 1000 copies SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. With the leaf announcing the London exhibition of Thomson's original illustrations laid in. Filmed in 1937 with Katherine Hepburn. An all but fine copy, preserved in the scarce publisher's box.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        L'entrave.

      Librairie des lettres 1913 - - Librairie des lettres, Paris 1913, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant. Important envoi de l'auteur à la vicomtesse Jeanne de Bellune ". à Jeannot de Bellune / affectueux souvenir de son amie." Dos très légèrement passé, petites taches claires sans gravité sur les plats. Précieux exemplaire d'une exceptionnelle provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        FAENZA, bollettino del museo internazionale delle ceramiche in Faenza - Tutto il pubblicato nel periodo dal 1913 (anno primo) al 1982 (anno 68o), Faenza, Lega Fratelli, 1913

      - formato brossura 12 x 25, pagine variabili. Storica rivista bimestrale all'inizio, ma poi con uscite irregolari, Fondata nel 1913 da GAETANO BALLARDINI, è da considerarsi la "STORIA DELLA CERAMICA" . Ricchissima documentazione e sopratutto CENTINAIA E CENTINAIA di fotografie ed illustrazioni DI OGGETTI PIU' DISPARATI COSTRUITI DAI MAESTRI CERAMISTI, anche in tavole fuori testo ed alcune a colori. COLLEZIONE IN SEQUENZA dal numero 1 del gennaio 1913 (anno primo) al numero 4 della fine del 1982- Ci furono uscite annuali di 6 numeri ed in altre solo 4: alcuni numeri sono doppi o tripli. Negli anni della guerra 1944 e 1945 l'editore sospese le pubblicazioni ed anche la cronologia delle annate saltò questi due anni. Presentiamo quindi in tutto 68 annate (pagine 9170 circa) tutte a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni (ed 8 annate sono ben rilegate), da dove mancano soltanto circa 14 numeri (a richiesta forniremo il dettaglio) La intera collezione viene offerta a

      [Bookseller: Ferraguti service s.a.s. - Rivisteria]
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        THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ISLAM - A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples - VOL.I: A-D, VOL.II: E-K VOL.III : L-R, VOL. IV: S-Z - THE SAMARITAN LITERATURE by M. GASTER (SUPPLEMENT TO THE AUTHOR'S ARTICLE SAMARITANS, VOL. V: SUPPLEMENT

      - THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ISLAM - A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples - VOL.I : A-D, VOL. II E-K, VOL.III: L-R, VOL. IV: S-Z - THE SAMARITAN LITERATURE by M. GASTER (SUPPLEMENT TO THE AUTHOR'S ARTICLE SAMARITANS LITERATURE by M. GASTER (SUPPLEMENT TO THE AUTHOR'S ARTICLE SAMARITANS, p. 124), VOL. V: SUPPLEMENT. Holland 1913, 1927,1936,1934,1938, pages 1088+1176+1190+1244+268. Original beautiful hard binding . 5 Volumes. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Imagines Divi. VI Entelechien. (Von diesem Werke sind 10 Luxus- und 50 nummerierte und vom Künstler handbezeichnete (handsignierte) Exemplare erschienen. Dieses ist No. 30)

      Berlin, Graphisches Kabinett J. B. Neumann, gedruckt bei J. Höschle (Oktober 1913,). 16 nicht nummerierte Blätter, 6 ganzseitige signierte Original-Linolschnitte 4° Orig.- Broschur 1. und einzige Auflage, insgesamt 60 Exemplare, - Umschlag berieben, leicht fleckig; Eckausriss unten am Hinterdeckel; innen leichte Knickspuren im Rand und/oder in den Ecken; die Grafiken sind sauber erhalten; die ursprüngliche Kordelbindung durch Klebung der Lagen ersetzt. Sehr seltenes Werk des Berliner "Bohemiens" in noch befriedigender Erhaltung..

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        Insurance Maps of San Francisco, California. (full set of 11 volumes plus supplement)

      Sanborn Map Company; Pelham, New York 1913 - Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of San Francisco, California. Pelham, NY: 1913-1928. 11 volumes plus supplemental volume. Book measurements (each): 25 ¾” x 22 ½” (inches). Each volume contains one title page and an index key map. Contains maps 1 – 1,265. Corrections are shown from years 1958-1978 throughout (corrections pasted over original map/text). Chromolithographs mounted on linen. Condition: all pages are warped and have discoloration along bottom and top edges; covers and bindings show wear and tear and discoloration from being used. Full condition report for each volume can be provided upon request. Additional shipping charges will apply, please contact us for a shipping estimate and include your mailing address. Volume 1 – Financial District, Jackson Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, Civic Center, Union Square, Tenderloin; Volume 2 – South of Market, Mission Creek, China Basin; Volume 3 – Marina, Pacific Heights, Lower Pacific Heights; Volume 4 – Hayes Valley, Western Addition, The Haight, Upper Market, USF; Volume 5 – Richmond District; Volume 6 – Portero Hill, Mission. ;Volume 7- Mission, Castro, Upper Market, Twin Peaks;Volume 8- Excelsior, Bayview, Hunters Point;Volume 9- Diamond Heights, Glen Park;Volume 10 (1928) - West Portal, Sunset District;Volume 11 (1928) – Outer Sunset, Park Merced;Supplement (1973) – Miscellaneous map updates The Sanborn Map Company published maps and atlases of more than 12,000 towns and cities from during 20th century in the United States. These specialized maps were prepared for the exclusive use of fire insurance companies and underwriters. Daniel Alfred Sanborn (1827-1883), a young surveyor from Somerville, Massachusetts, was engaged in 1866 by the Aetna Insurance Company to prepare insurance maps for several cities in Tennessee. Before working for Aetna, Sanborn conducted surveys and compiled an atlas of the city of Boston titled Insurance Map of Boston, Volume 1, 1867, believed to include the earliest insurance maps published by Sanborn. The success of the Boston atlas and the commission from Aetna must have impressed the young surveyor with the importance of detailed and specialized maps for the fire insurance industry. Following his assignment in Tennessee for Aetna, he established the D. A. Sanborn National Insurance Diagram Bureau in New York City in l867. From this modest beginning grew the specialized company that has compiled and published maps for the fire insurance industry for more than a hundred years. D.A. Sanborn died in 1883. The company he founded, however, continued to grow and still exists today. Sanborn was headquartered in Pelham, New York, but had regional offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta. The Sanborn Company sent out legions of surveyors to record the building footprints and relevant details about these buildings in all major urbanized areas regarding their fire liability. It was because of these details and the accuracy of the Sanborn maps, coupled with the Sanborn Company’s standardized symbolization and aesthetic appeal that made the Sanborn Company so successful and their maps so widely utilized. The Sanborn maps themselves are large-scale lithographed street plans at a scale of 50 feet to one inch on 21 inch by 25 inch sheets of paper. The maps were created in volumes, bound and then updated until the subsequent volume was produced. Larger cities such as San Francisco have multiple volumes. In between volumes, updates (new drawings of new or altered buildings or lots) were created and sent out to be pasted on top of the old maps (referred to as ‘slips’) to reduce expense and preserve accuracy. The volumes contain an enormous amount of information. They are organized as follows: a decorative title page, an index of streets and addresses, a ‘specials’ index with the names of churches, schools, businesses etc., and a master index indicating the entirety of the mapped area and the sheet numbers for each large-scale map (us [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selection of Francis Bain's 'Translated' Novels

      19 - London - Riccardi Press Books, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound collection of Francis Bain's fantasy novels reputed to have been translated from the original sanskrit manuscripts. Second reprints of the first editions. Set consists of A Heifer of the Dawn, A Mine of Faults, The Decent of the Sun, An Essence of the Dusk, A Draught of the Blue, In the Great God's Hair, An Incarnation of the Snow, A Digit of the Moon, and The Livery of Eve. Bain claimed that his translationswhere taken fromSanskrit manuscripts given to him by a brahmin. The first of these were A Digit of the Moon but asmore books appeared, it became clearer that Bain was writing these stories himself, not translating. Condition: In original half cloth bindings with paper covered boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, all are generally, smart with light rubbing and fading to the spines. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        A Study of Maya Art, Its Subject Matter and Historical Development

      Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge 1913 - Based on Spinden's 1909 doctoral thesis at Harvard and here Published as Volume VI of the Peabody Museum's Memoirs, this is the seminal study of Maya art and archaeology. Spinden was the first to study the range of Maya art, delineate its subject matter, and identify themes and motifs within the art and architecture of Maya society, including religious and philosophical ideas and calendrical notations. Probably the most important single volume ever published on the Maya. This copy is rebound in green buckram, and extra-annotated and illustrated in at least two hands. A (bookseller's?) note on the front free endpaper suggests the possibility that the annotations were those of the author, and indeed many of them seem to be of the type that an author would do if he were preparing a revised edition of his book. Some of the annotations correct errors in the earlier text, while others add new drawings, commentary or analysis, presumably based on information not available at the time of original publication. No revised edition of A Study of Maya Art was ever produced, however, so there is no corrected or updated text against which to compare this. Spinden, after gaining his PhD at Harvard, became the Assistant Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and from there went on to become the Curator of Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard's Peabody Museum, perhaps the most prestigious post in the country for a Mayanist. Spinden also developed a widely accepted correlation between the Maya calendar and the Western calendar, which was called into question by J. Eric S. Thompson, the British Mayanist. The controversy got heated, and Spinden spent much of the rest of his time devoted to the Maya defending his correlation. It may be this controversy that pre-empted a new edition of his classic study. Thompson's correlation, or one or two days off from it -- Spinden's and Thompson's were 260 years apart -- is widely accepted today, although the issue is not without controversy even now. In any case, this is an extra-annotated copy of the first important work of Maya scholarship and, by all appearances, a unique copy. A bit of wear to the edges of the cloth, overall near fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        THREE INSCRIBED JACK LONDON BOOKS and PHOTO

      Regent Press, Macmillian, NY 1913 - Three books, all of which are reprints, 2 Regeant Press, one Macmillian. Signed to Peter William Putnam Bluett, an engineer whom London stayed with in Hawaii. Bluett engineered the Kohala Ditch that brought water from the high ground of Hawaii to the cane fields there. He is mentioned in Charmian London's biography of Jack. A copy of a letter from his grand-daughter explaining the origin of these books comes with the books. All the books have been rebacked (see the photo), South Sea Tales is rebacked without its spine (please see the photos). The inscriptions were done in 1916 about three months before Jack London's death in January 1916. There is a photo of Jack and Charmian London tipped into Love of Life which is dated 1915 and signed by both Charmian London and Jack London. The corner of the bottom right is missing, not affecting Jack's signature (see photo). The three books come with a folding box as shown that has some light silverfishing on the surface, but not bad (please see the photos). Books are tight and still readable and in good condition. Note: At Bonham’s & Butterfields auction house in California on June 25th several years ago-lot 3297- another reprint book (Regeant Press LOST FACE) in similar condition inscribed to Bluett sold for $5000. The book shown here, Lost Face, is a 1910 second printing and contains Jack's most famous short story "To Build A Fire." Also has a small photo of Charmian on a horse, dated 1917. This is probably something that she gave Bluett after Jack's death, and was pasted in. Shown in the photos is the third inscribed book to Bluett "South Sea Tales." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phantom Bookshop]
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        In Powder and Crinoline

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1913. E. F. Benson's copy, bearing his bookplate dated 1915 on the front paste-down. SIGNED LIMTED EDITION [1913] 164 pp.Top edge gilt, others uncut. Illustrated end papers are foxed, gilt stamped dark green vellum, lacks ties. Beautifully designed boards. 24 tipped-in gorgeous full colour Kay Neilsen illustrations with printed guards. Boards a little rubbed and discoloured on the rear panel, f.e.ps foxed, and slight foxing to edges of occasional pages throughout. Signed by Neilsen, but not numbered. Benson had a number of books published by Hodder during the First World War, and this may well be a gift from the publishers (we bought two Hugh Thomson signed limited editions from the same source, one of which was signed, but numbered 0000. A lovely item . Very Good. Full Gilt-Stamped Vellum. First Edition. 1913. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Abysmal Brute

      Macmillan 1913 - First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by Jack London on a laid in check. An attractive copy of this original dustjacket with some wear to the spine ends and panels. The book is in excellent shape with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this true first edition, with a SIGNED check by the author suitable for framing. Trades and offers welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Inscriptiones Atticae Euclidis anno posteriores. Consilio et Auctoritate, Academiae Litterarum Borussiace. 6 volumes and 1 Fasc. (I/1: Decreta continens, fasciculus prior, decreta annorum 403/2-230/29. I/2: Decreta continens, fasciculus alter, decreta anno 229/8 posteriora accedunt leges sacrae. II/1: Tabulas Magistratuum, catalogos nominum, instrumenta iuris privati continens, fasciculus prior, tabulae Magistratuum. II/2: Fasciculus posterior, catalogi nominum, instrumenta iuris privati. III/1: Dedicationes, titulos honorarios, titulos sacros, titulos sepulcrales continens, fasciculus prior, dedicationes, tituli honorarii, tituli sacri. III/2: Fasciculus posterior, tituli sepulcrales, tituli memoriales, insunt tabulae duae. IV, Fasc. I: In

      Berlin / Berolini, de Gruyter / Georg Reimer 1913-1940. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet) / ex-library copy with backlabel and stamps, Einbände fleckig und berieben, Papier etwas gebräunt und teils etwas fleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, teils in Latein, teils in Altgriechisch, teils unbeschnitten, / binding stained and rubbed, paper a bit browned and partially a bit stained, otherwise fine, text partially Ancient Greek, partially Latin, partially uncut, Sprache: gr Gewicht in Gramm: 15000

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        MOTHER GOOSE: THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES

      London: William Heinemann, (1913) - Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, beautiful and in truly Fine condition. First Rackham edition, LIMITED TO ONLY 1100 NUMBERED COPIES FOR SALE, this is #987. Illustrated by Rackham with 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates mounted on heavy paper plus a profusion of beautiful black and whites throughout the text with reproductions far superior to those in the trade edition. This is an unusually gorgeous copy, superbly bound in stunning black full oasis morocco leather by legendary London bookbinder Anthony Wessely with gilt dentelles, raised bands, gilt topedge and lush bright gilt titles. A stunning, superb Collector's copy of a scarce work NUMBERED & SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L'OEUVRE DE ARTHUR RACKHAM

      Hachette et Cie, Paris 1913 - EDITION ORIGINALE française parue simultanément à la version anglaise de cette importante monographie sur le peintre britannique Arthur Rackham. Note de l¿artiste, explication des illustrations et introduction de l¿écrivain et critique Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. 44 planches en couleurs sur couché montées sur papier bistre, chacune sous serpente légendée. Tirage à 460 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l¿artiste, sous reliure éditeur. Un des 400 sur vélin à la forme. > Bon exemplaire en reliure éditeur : bradel plein vélin, lettre et motif or sur le dos et frappé d¿un pélican sur le plat, tête dorée. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Meeting de Deauville. Le moteur RENAULT conduit a la victoire l'appareil M. FARMAN

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. 1913.. Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 16 x 31 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Two short tears at centre of lower edge (approx. 1/2 inch), two tiny tears at left edge, overall very good condition, clean and bright. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image portrays a bi-plane flying low over the French coast at the popular resort town of Deauville. .

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        Wild Animals at Home

      HODDER STOUGHTON, LONDON 1913 - satin ribbon marker, 5 ribs on spine with gilt lettering, professionally rebound in leather probably redone in the 20's, bookplate to inside front cover, top edge gilt, over 150 sketches and photographs by the author, corners bumped, covers rubbed DATE PUBLISHED: 1913 EDITION: 223 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untitled auto racing scene

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. 1913.. Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 12 x 20 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Couple of tiny edge tears, very good condition. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image portrays a racing car being driven at high speed through the countryside. .

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        The Tale of Pigling Bland

      London, Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1913. Sextodecimo. Original burgundy paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board in white, illustration pasted to front board, pictorial endpapers. 15 colour plates and many small monochrome illustrations by the author. Owner's name to head of title page otherwise a near fine copy. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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        MEDICAL CONVENTION GUEST BOOK - ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE - 1913

      New York 1913 - Original 3/4 red leather, pebbled leather over boards, lined journal, large octavo, 200 sheets. Fabulous collection of medical autographs as entered in the Rockefeller Institute guest book during the years 1913 to 1920. A virtual who's who among American and international medical pioneers and researches of the early 20th Century. The signatures and comments of visiting doctors occupy the first 35 pages. Included among a vast collection of several hundred signatures, many of which have not been catalogued, include Dr. Sahachiro Hata, the Japanese bacteriologist who developed the Arsphemanine drug in 1909 with Paul Ehrlich, which effectively cured syphilis. Hata also helped found the Kitasato Institute in Japan and became its director; Hideyo Noguchi, an American based Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the agent of syphilis in 1911; Hervey Williams Cushing, M.D., American neurosurgeon and pioneer of brain surgery, widely regarded as the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century and often cited as the 'father of modern neurosurgery'; William Williams Keen, the first brain surgeon in the United States, diagnosed Franklin D. Roosevelt's polio and worked closely with six American Presidents; Augustus Desire Waller, inventor of the first practical ECG machine; Sir Rickman John Godlee, English surgeon who in 1884 became of the first to remove a tumor of the brain surgically; Friedrich Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1909 for his work on catalysis, chemical equilibria and reaction velocities. Ostwald is credited as inventing the 'Ostwald process', used in the manufacture of nitric acid and as one of the three founders of physical chemistry; George Ralph Mines, discoverer of the vulnerable period of the ventricle, unmasking one of the major electrical properties of the heart. His treatment of cardiac arrhythmias as well as in the experimental methods he developed, inspired a new era of quantitative thinking in electrophysiology; Jacques Jacob Bronfenbrenner, member of the Social Revolutionary Party and a follower of Leon Trotsky. In the abortive revolution of 1905, he was among the civilian population who supported the mutiny of the Imperial Black Sea Fleet that was immortalized by Sergei Eisenstein in the film Battleship Potemkin. His mentors at the Institut Pasteur made possible his collaboration with Hideyo Noguchi (1876-1928), a Japanese microbiologist working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York. He investigated techniques for serum diagnosis of infectious diseases; Paul Uhlenhuth, German bacteriologist and hygienist who is known for developing in 1900 a test that could distinguish human blood from animal blood; Hermann Kummell, German surgeon among the first to advocate removal of the appendix in cases of appendicitis; Henri Albert Hartmann, French surgeon, known for 'Hartmann's operation', a two stage colectomy he devised for colon cancer; Dr. William Coley, American bone surgeon and cancer researcher, pioneer of cancer immunotherapy; Giuseppe Bastianelli, an Italian physician and zoologist who worked on malaria; Jean Baptiste Perrin, French physicist and Nobel laureate; Lieutenant-General Sir William Boog Leishman, a Scottish pathologist and British Army medical officer. He was Director-General of Army Medical Services from 1923 to 1926; James Sherren, English doctor; J. Robineau, of whom Robineau Syndrome is named; Fernand Baldensperger; B. Francis McGrath, developed arm to arm blood transfer; Theodore Tuffier; Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, Scottish surgeon of which 'Lane's operation' and 'Lane's syndrome' are named after; Hans Kraske; Dr. F. B. Lund, pioneer in treatment of chronic diseases of the brain; George Tully Vaughan, professor surgery at Georgetown University; Arthur Everett Shipley, English zoologist; Robret Gordon Craig, noted Australian surgeon; Duchesse Theodora Shonts; Mrs. John D. Rockefeller; Mrs. Astor; Warren Harmon Lewis, one of the first to work at the Car [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scott's Last Expedition. In Two Volumes, Vol. I Being the Journals , Vol. II Being the Reports of the Journeys and 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

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue combed cloth, title gilt to spines and upper boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. A little rubbed, heads and tails of the spines crumpled with some associated splitting, hinges sound, some light foxing mainly at the fore-edge. With photogravure frontispieces, and 6 of other photogravures from original sketches by Doctor E. A. Wilson, 18 coloured plates, 16 from drawings Wilson, and numerous plates from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the expedition; 11 folding panoramas, 8 folding maps. First edition, first impression, of "undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications," illustrated throughout from "the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting" (Taurus). This copy inscribed by Scott's widow to the Australian scientist and Antarctic explorer Louis Bernacchi on the front free endpaper of volume I; "L.C. Bernacchi with good wishes from Kathleen Scott, 1913." Accompanying Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900 as physicist and astronomer, Bernacchi became the first Australian to work and winter in the Antarctic, and published his account, To the South Polar Regions, in 1901. When Scott recruited him for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), Bernacchi was the only crew member who had been to Antarctica previously. "He was regarded as a tireless and energetic observer and a 'cheerful and loyal friend' to all the party. His scientific writings and Scott's published views testify to the value of his work, and he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society and the King's Antarctic medals as well as the French Cross of the Légion d'honneur" (Dictionary of Australian Biography). He succeeded Shackleton as editor of the South Polar Times. When Bernacchi married in 1906 Scott was his best man, and Scott tried to persuade Bernacchi to join his second expedition, but he declined due to family commitments. Bernacchi served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, and was also seconded to the US Navy, being awarded the OBE, military division, and the United States Navy Cross in 1919. "He remained active in scientific organizations such as the Royal Geographical Society, of which he was a council-member in 1928-32, the British Science Guild and the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Plans in 1925 for an expedition of his own to the Antarctic were dropped because of the costs involved. In 1930 he organized the British Polar Exhibition; he published several books on Antarctic matters, including A Very Gallant Gentleman (London, 1933), a biography of Captain L.E.G. Oates; and helped to organize the Second International Polar Year (1931-32)." He died in 1942. A superb association copy. Books on Ice, 6.10; Spence 1056; Taurus 77.

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        Chance. A Tale in Two Parts.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1913 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt. With the front panel from the rare dust jacket loosely inserted. Extremities lightly rubbed, a good, tight copy with bright gilt on spine. Spurious first edition, actually the fourth edition with stub-mounted cancel title page, signed and dated "1913" by the author on the front free endpaper. This book has a highly complicated publishing history due to a strike at the binders which delayed publication from autumn 1913 until spring 1914. The publishers chose to cancel the 1913 title pages with replacements dated 1914. Only a very small number of copies (51 according to Methuen's files) with the earlier title pages survived. The matter would have remained fairly straightforward were it not for Conradians avid for copies dated 1913. To service this demand Methuen recalled the fourth impression and inserted new 1913 title pages into them. Copies of this issue are distinguishable by the cancel titles being stub mounted and by the spacing of the line of type on the title page. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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