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        Diccionario Biográfico y Bibliográfico de Calígrafos Españoles. I-II.

      Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos, Madrid. 1913-16. 453 pages, 101 plates + 347 pages, 101 plates. 4to (27,5 x 21 cm). Near contemporary half calf bindings, raised bands, top edges red, marbled boards, all covers bound in, plus spine, vol. II. Spines worn, corners bumped, inner hinge weak pp. 352-353, vol. I. Two volumes. First edition of this standard work. This biographical and bibliographical dictionary of Spanish calligraphers is one of the quintessential classics

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris]
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        The Desirable Alien; at home in Germany

      Chatto and Windus, 1913 - Spine a little sunned and advertisement leaves browned owing to paper quality, but a very nice, bright and clean copy Harvey A40 Very scarce, especially thus. This also contains numerous footnotes by Ford, many of some length. Original purple cloth lettered and decorated in gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        PERDUS DANS L'ARCTIQUE. Récit de l'expédition de "L'Alabama", 1909 à 1912, par le capitaine danois Ejnar Mikkelsen. Traduction de Charles Laroche.

      1913 - Tours, Mame, sans date [1913]. In-quarto (218 X 301) percaline rouge ornée sur le premier plat d'une grande plaque dorée polychrome (noir, blanc et violet), large encadrement en noir de filets courbes et droits au second plat, dos lisse orné de motifs dorés à décor floral encadrant auteur et titre dorés, tranches dorées (reliure de l'éditeur) ; 389 pages, une carte dépliante en couleurs. Décolorations au second plat. EDITION ORIGINALE de la traduction de Charles Laroche. Elle est illustrée de 73 photographies dans le texte et à pleine page et d'une carte dépliante en couleurs. Il s'agit du récit de l'expédition de "L'Alabama" dirigée par le capitaine danois Mikkelsen de 1909 à 1912 et qui fut organisée pour retrouver les corps du commandant Mylius Erichsen, du lieutenant Höeg Hagen et de l'esquimau Brönlund, tous morts durant leur exploration en 1907 de la côte Nord-est du Groënland. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, au premier plat et au dos en PARFAIT ETAT, aucun ressaut de page, proche de l'état de neuf. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Potash and Perlmutter": Original drawing of the characters in this play, ink on board, signed lower right

      n.p, ca. 1913. 14 x 10-1/4 inches. . Fine condition. Bryant and Heneage, pp. 110-11 . In 1910 Montague Glass published Potash and Perlmutter, a collection of stories written in vernacular and dealing with two partners in the cloak-and-suit business. They were immensely popular, and led to a number of sequels and dramatizations, among them the one celebrated here in Raven Hill's lively and expressive drawing Leonard Raven Hill (1867-1942) was born in Bath and studied at the Lambeth School of Art, and in Paris with Bouguereau(1885-87). On his return he became a prolific contributor to various British publications. "Altogether", note Bryant and Heneage, "he was one of the most celebrated black and white artists of the period". In 1896 he joined Punch, an association which lasted 40 years, and ended only when his eyesight began to fail in 1935. "In his prime he was a fine strong draughtsman, good at portraying character and making the most of a wide range of jokes." This drawing shows Potash, and Perlmutter, surrounded by other characters in the play; it probably appeared in Punch around 1913 A SPLENDID THEATRICAL DRAWING BY A NOTABLE ARTIST

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        Totem und Tabu. Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und Neurotiker.

      Aachen, Leipzig und Wien, Hugo Heller & Cie., 1913... 1. Auflage. 149 Seiten. Gr.-8°, Halbleinen. Aussen und innen mit kleinen Gebrauchsspuren. Namenseintrag mit Datum (1921) in Tinte auf Titelblatt. Sonst gut erhalten. Wirkt ungelesen. Brauner Kopfschnitt. Sonderabdruck aus "Imago", Bd. I u. II, 1912/13. (Zeitschrift für Anwendung der Psychoanalyse auf die Geisteswissenschaften, redigiert von Dr. Otto Rank und Dr. Hanns Sachs, verlegt von H. Heller & Cie., Wien). Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Klaus Ennsthaler]
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        The Thousandth Woman

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. (1913). First. First American edition. Endpapers a little foxed and the edges of the boards just a touch rubbed, a fine copy in very near fine dustwrapper with slight wear at the crown. A mystery by the creator of the detective hero Raffles. Rare in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Gun at Home and Abroad; British Deer & Ground Game, Dogs, Guns & Rifles.

      The London & Counties Press Association Ltd., London 1913 - Large 4to. Pp xvi, 345. 41 plates (15 in colour). Publisher's full morocco, lettered gilt. Teg. Extremities a little rubbed but a sound, tight, clean copy. No.650/950 copies printed. Extra postage at cost will be required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Patterns of Linoleums (Linoleum Catalogue / Pattern Book) - G Quality. 1914-1915

      London: C. S. & Co. , St. Paul's.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1913/15. Unknown. Hardcover. A Wonderful Period Pattern book that would likely have hung in a showroom - Russian Green cloth boards with (dulled) gilt titling to the front cover only. Covered holes in the top end with cord 'handles' for hanging à là modern day Carpet Samples. 40 cm x 23 cm x 3 cm. The covers are a little marked/stained and the rear board has been badly damp at some point in the past leaving the rear board virtually cracked across, with damage to the paper endpaper inside the cover, but the board is still intact and not otherwise affecting the contents. Internally a small light sheet of paper has been tipped in at the front giving details of the 'Body cloth', the 'Narrow widths' and notes that "Carriage Paid from the Factory to any Station in Great Britain and to Ports in Ireland........etc," and dated Sept 1913. A full INDEX follows showing the Number, Code (name) Unbordered, Bordered. Then circa 120 FULL COLOUR patterns of Linoleum - all in near perfect condition in stunning gloss colour. AMAZING Designs, many of which wouldn't be out of place as wallpaper/rugs or other textiles! A William Morris style to some? . Both 'Art Nouveau' and 'Art Deco' featured. There is at the end a small 'stub' on the spine end - which might have been an actual lino sample - or just a stiff back sheet? - but it has obviously perished/gone over time. A Delightful ORIGINAL First World War period pattern 'catalogue' of interest to Interior designers, and full of historical info to Film/TV Sets, Historians, Art students, etc, etc. Scarce. This item is overweight and heavy (circa. 2.5 Kilos unpackaged) and MAY require extra postage depending on your location. Further Images available on request . ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Sue Lloyd-Davies Books]
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        Old Chinatown . . with Text by Will Irwin

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913 - An important work of documentary and ethnographic photography, " . one of the first and most important examples of the candid-camera approach to documentary photography" (Parr/Badger I). INSCRIBED to Edward Epstean, "whose knowledge and patience are responsible for the excellent reproductions of my Chinatown pictures" and SIGNED ("Arnold Genthe, December 1912"). Epstean (1868-1945) was a pioneering photo-engraver and collector who assembled one of the greatest libraries on the history and science of photography. Though not formally credited in this book, it must be assumed by Genthe's inscription that Epstean was responsible for the book's stunning half-tone reproductions - so rich in tone and detail that they approach the quality of photogravures Second edition, enlarged. 8vo. Illustrated with 91 photographs by Arnold Genthe, printed at the Plimpton Press; ix, [1], 208, [2] pp. Original gilt- stamped black cloth, fraying to cloth at extremities, nick to spine; very good. cf. Parr/Badger I, p. 75 (for first ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        OLD CHINATOWN Inscribed to the only person born in the White House

      Mitchell Kennerley, New York 1913 - Enlarged from the First Edition of 1908 with 91 higher quality gravure plates of this important work of documentary and ethnographic photography. Black cloth decorated in gilt and red. Text by Will Irwin. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to Esther Cleveland, one of Grover Cleveland's five children and the only child to date to be born in the White House: "For/Miss Esther Cleveland/--So that she may know/what the real Chinatown/looked like, when she/sees the new one-- /with best wishes from/Arnold Genthe/New York/February 1915." Miss Cleveland would have been 21 or 22 at the time of this inscription. She would in a few years depart for England where she did volunteer work during World War I and where she met and married her husband, settling there until 1971 when she returned to the United States and remained there until her death in 1980. Esther's 49-year old father married her 21-year old mother in the White House in 1886, making Frances the youngest first lady in U. S. history. Esther was born in the White House during Cleveland's second term after the out-of-office politican was elected in an event unprecedented in U. S. political history. Mild spotting of cloth on spine and rear cover. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Old Chinatown

      Mitchell Kennerley, New York 1913 - A wonderful Association copy. WARMLY INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper BY ARNOLD GENTHE TO HARRISON FISHER (1877-1934), American illustrator of the first-rank. A sharp copy to boot of the 1913 2nd printing. Solid and VG+, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine. One very small, inconspicuous stain at the front panel's fore-edge, otherwise very, very clean. Octavo, 208 pgs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Her Life and Letters. With a portrait.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1913 - Octavo (215 × 135 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, panelled decoration to boards gilt and in blind, decoration to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine a little rubbed overall in excellent condition. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Second edition. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Catálogo de los manuscritos existentes en la Biblioteca Universitaria de Valencia. [Three Volumes].

      Librería Maraguat, Valencia 1913 - Francisco Rodríguez Marín, prólogo. xiv, 307 pp.; 358 pp.; 333 pp. 4to. Cloth. Illus. with 30 facsimile plates. No. 119 of 500 copies. A magnificent catalogue of 2422 manuscripts described in detail. Palau lists date as 1914. "Magnifier orb, appreciate y escape," (Palau y Dulcet, VI, p. 490). ABPC shows only one copy sold at auction in the last 30 years. Palau 111545. Spine scuffed and boards rubbed else very good copies with scattered foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      S. N. Troinitskiy Skt. Peterburg 1913 - 12 volumes folio (25.5 x 18.5 cm). Headpieces by Narbut, some illustrations, a few in colour; occasional soiling, without the separate index. Original decorated blue wrappers designed by Narbut; light fraying at edges, a few gluestains from bookplates. Provenance: Petr Ivanovich Neradovskiy (booklabel designed by Dmitriy Dmitrievich Bushen in 1921 on last two issues). COMPLETE FIRST YEAR OF THIS RARE HERALDIC PERIODICAL IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS. Published in 1913 and 1914 only. The great Ukrainian artist Narbut provided not only the standard wrappers/title-page but also an ornate headpiece in the Napoleonic style in each issue. P. I. Neradovskiy (1875-1962) was an artist and art historian and his booklabel designer Bushen (1893-1984) was a member of the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group and assistant keeper of the art gallery in The Hermitage Museum. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FLORA SIBIRIAE ET ORIENTIS EXTREMI. A museo botanico Academiae Imperialis Scientarium Petropolitanae edita. Volume 1 - 6. (= Flora Sibiri i Dal nego Vostoka.),

      St. Petersburg : Gosudarstvennaa Tipografia, 1913 - 6 Volumes: circa 1200 pp., illlustrated. 6 Volumes!!! From the 1st Edition: VOL. 1: Dicotyledones. 14. Papaveraceae 1-11, 25 Cruciferae 1-11 (1913). - VOL. 2: Dicotyledones. 25. Cruciferae, 12-17, 63. Ericaceae 1-5 (1915). - VOL. 3: Dicotyledones. 25. Cruciferae 18-25, 63. Ericaceae 6-9 (1919). - VOL. 4: Dicotyledones. 25. Cruciferae 26-32, 64. Diapensiaceae et 65. Primulaceae 1-5 (1926) - VOL. 5: Filices 1-14 (1930). - VOL. 6: Dicotyledones. 25. Cruciferae 32-45 (1931). // Condition: Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Each Spine labeled. Covers partly with heavy Shelf Wear, Edges with Splits and Creasing. Pages browned, but clean. Colour-Plates in very good Shape. Binding of Volume 2 with Damage. Good to acceptable Condition. Sprache: ru Gewicht in Gramm: 2990

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Katalog der Sammlung Kippenberg. Goethe - Faust - Alt - Weimar,

      Privatdruck, 1913 - 408 S. Ex. der nicht für den Handel bestimmten Privat-Druckes, hier Ex. Nr. XLIII. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar m. Alterungs- u. Gebrauchsspuren am Einband (Kanten u. Gelenke leicht berieben, Gelenke, Ecken u. Rücken beschabt, Ecken u. Kapitale leicht bestoßen), Leinen part. nachgedunkelt oder ausgeblichen, Rückenfarbe etwas verblast), Schnitt u. Seitenränder etwas nachgedunkelt, innen sauber u. gepflegt. Hs. Signatur a. Vorsatz. Aus Familenbesitz d. Herausgebers. Werktäglicher Versand. Jede Lieferung m. ordentl. Rechnung und ausgew. MwSt. Der Versand erfolgt als Büchersendung / Einschreiben mit der Deutschen Post bzw. als Päckchen / Paket mit DHL. Die Lieferzeit ist abhängig von der Versandart und beträgt innerhalb Deutschlands 3-5 Tage, in der EU 5 - 12 Tage. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2700 Gebundene Ausgabe, OHLdr. m. goldgepr. RSchild, KGoldschnitt, Lesebändchen, Antiqua-Satz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Goerlitz]
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        Mother Goose

      William Heinemann 1913 - London: Heinemann, [1913]. Signed, limited edition, numbered. One of 1,130 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. In Good+ condition. Fourteen plates with captioned tissue guards. Two tissue guards are torn out, a few plates show creasing. Foxing and toning to pages heaviest at prelims and terminals, and sporadically throughout. Cloth shows marking, soiling, light edge wear and toning. A lovely copy overall, signed by Rackham on the limitation page. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Spanish Conversation-Grammar. Method Gaspery.Otto-Sauer spanisch-englisch

      Julius Groos Heidelberg 1913 - Gebundenes Exemplar altersgemäß gut erhalten. Im hinteren Vorsatz einige Seiten mit kleinen Eselsohren. Einband leicht berieben. Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. 454 S. Deutsch 510g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) Leinen o. Schutzumschlag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE MACROLEPIDOPTERA OF THE WORLD: I. Division: The Macrolepidoptera of the Palearctic Fauna. Volume II: The Palearctic Bombyces & Sphinges. (text and plates bound in one volume).

      - Stuttgart, (Alfred Kernen Verlag, 1913. English text edition. Quarto size, bound in original publisher's half calf with buckram boards and leather corners. Spine with gilt title and illumination. Text and plates bound in one volume: 479 pp. text and 56 fine chromolithographed color plates depicting the palearctic bombyces & sphinges. Title page to both text and plate volume. A very nice copy of these volumes, binding with minimal wear and small split on top of spine, right side. Inside near fine with some very light general age toning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Melchior]
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        A Carno. Szinmu Harom Felvonasban [The Czarina. A Drama in Three Acts]

      Budapest: Singer es Wolfner Kiadasa. 1913. First. First edition. Thin octavo. Text in Hungarian. Green cloth decorated in gilt. A very nice, about fine copy. Basis for the 1924 film Forbidden Paradise directed by Ernst Lubitsch and featuring Pola Negri, Rod La Rocque, and Adolphe Menjou, and with Clark Gable, uncredited in his second film as a soldier in the Czarina's guard. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        La Vigne dans l'Antiquité

      Lyon, Librairie Lardanchet 1913 - Grand in-4°, broché, couv. illustrée rempliée, 560 pp EDITION ORIGINALE de cet incontournable ouvrage de référence; un des 900 ex. sur beau papier surglacé, sur un tirage de 1010 ex "L'étude la plus complète et la plus érudite jamais réalisée sur ce sujet", Oberlé 12 181 illustrations dans le texte et 16 planches hors texte sous serpente. Tache pâle sur la couverture, sinon bel exemplaire

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        Fêtes galantes

      Librairie des Amateurs ; A. Ferroud, Paris 1913 - 56 pp., In-8° (16,5 x 23,5 cm), demi-veau blond à coins, dos 5 nerfs avec auteur et titre dorés, caissons estampés à froid, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée CREUZEVAULT. Exemplaire n° 372 / 512, un des 224 sur vélin teinté d'Arches (après 176 sur Japon contenant différents suppléments). Dessins et eaux-fortes en couleurs dans et hors texte de Léon LEBEGUE. Minimes traces d'usage au cuir, papier parfaitement frais. Très bon exemplaire. In-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        Théorie des corps de nombres algébriques. Ouvrage traduit de l\'allemand par A. Lévy

      Paris: Librairie Scientifique A. Hermann et Fils, 1913. First French edition. Quarter morocco. Good. First French edition. Quarter morocco. 4to (290 × 230 mm), pp. [2], 72; [2], xvi, 73-380, [4]; text toned, but otherwise clean; uncut and partially unopened, often with frayed edges; ff. 11, 24-31, 42-43, 94, and rear endpapers, loose; good in modern gilt panelled morocco-backed marbled boards.

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. With Directions for Making the Artificial Representation of Each Fly; and a Few Observations and Instructions on Trout and Grayling Fishing. With an Introduction by the Right Honourable Sir Herbert Maxwell

      Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913 - Eleventh Edition. Number 219 of 250 copies signed by the Publishers. 2 vols., 4to. Frontispiece and 20 plates, some hand-colored, volume 2 containing 48 actual specimens of flies in sunken mounts. Publisher's green morocco-backed cloth, upper boards with gilt roundel of a dressed fly, gilt panelled spines, t.e.g., others uncut. One tiny split at front joint of vol. II, else FINE [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu

      London: Methuen 1913 - 1st edition. Gilt lettering and design on red boards. Publisher's catalogues for Spring 1913 and May 1913 at rear. vi+308+8+31pp. complete. Foxing to edges and elsewhere - occasionally severe. Endpapers seem relatively new - book has apparently been professionally restored - excellently done. Darkening to edges. Minor wear, G/no dj Pictures available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joe McKernan]
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        Hotchkiss School

      - Re-strike engraving from the original plate (c. 1913). Printed on heavy woven paper and hand-colored. Plate size: 17 1/2 x 28". Inventory#: p567pmat. 0

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Gammel Norsk Vævkunst. Putetræk og Tæpper i Farvetrykte Gjengivelser. Mappe I-X [Old Norwegian Textile Art: Covers and Carpets in Color Printed Reproductions. Portfolio1-10]

      Mittet and Co. Kunstforlag 1913-1922, Kristiania - 10.5 x 9 Hardback in Very Good condition. Foot of spine has; Illustrated by 100 color plates; Bound ten volume Kristiania Kunstindustrimuseum catalogue raisonné of Norwegian rugs.; 7 Very Good some fraying and is a bit cocked. The second plate of the first volume is loose. Otherwise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antarctic Days

      London: Andrew Melrose, , 1913. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men. Illustrated by the Authors, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Quarto. Original light blue cloth with mounted illustration ("A Small Typical Antarctic Snowberg") to the front cover, bevelled boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. Tipped-in coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard and 3 other similar plates, 18 halftone plates mainly from photographs, full-page line-drawn illustrations to the text. Spine tanned, and cloth a little spotted, as often, light toning and occasional pale foxing, but a very good copy. Deluxe edition, this copy number 77 of 280, signed on the half-title by Shackleton, Murray and Marston. "Murray and Marston's Antarctic Days is a fine complement to the two giants of Antarctic bibliography emanating from Shackleton's 1907-9 expedition, Aurora Australis and Heart of the Antarctic, and it is one of the most sought-after Antarctic titles... very scarce" (Rosove). In his introduction Shackleton describes it as "an unofficial, and therefore more human document", and advises "anyone who wants to get to the kernel of the life of the Polar explorer" to read the book, Conrad further suggesting that it gives "the flavour of life with the Boss". Howgego describes both the deluxe and trade editions as "very scarce", but it is remarkable that COPAC locates just one copy of the former, whilst OCLC has just three, all of them in Australia.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bibliografía Aragonesa del Siglo XVI

      Madrid, Imprenta Clásica Española, 1913 - 1914. Dos volúmenes en folio; XIII pp., 407 p. y XIV pp., 577 pp., 3 hs. Numerosas reproducciones de portadas, grabados y textos, algunas de ellas a dos tintas. Ejemplar perteneciente a la tirada de 250 impresos sobre papel verjurado y con envío autógrafo del autor. Cubierta superior original salvada sobre encuadernación en media tela.

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        Fairy Tales

      London, Constable & Co.,, 1913. Quarto. Bound in mid-twentieth century quarter blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 15 colour plates and 88 black and white illustrations. A little rubbed at the corners, internally clean. Signed limited edition, limited to 100 copies, this one being numbered 59. Signed by W. Heath Robinson.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

      1913. The Coloured Plates for the Book are Among the Best that Heath Robinson Ever Made" (Beare)Edition DeLuxe, One of One Hundred Copies Signed by W. Heath Robinson[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans [Christian]. Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. London: Constable & Co., 1913. Edition DeLuxe. 1/100 copies signed by W. Heath Robinson (this copy being #29). Quarto 11 7/16 x 9 inches; 290 x 239 mm.). xii, 288, [2] pp. Pictorial title-page, sixteen mounted color plates, each with a titled tissue-guard, thirty-seven full-page and fifty-eight smaller black and white drawings. Publishers full white vellum over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A spectacular copy of this very rare book. Housed in a leather edged marbled board slipcase."Following the publication of Bill the Minder, Constable asked Heath Robinson to illustrate a new edition of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, to be published in a similar format. It was the third time that Heath Robinson had illustrated Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales and he said that this time he attempted to bring out the happier aspects of the stories. The coloured plates for the book are among the best that Heath Robinson ever made. In them he achieved that combination of the familiar and the fantastic that appeals so much to children. This is particularly true of the illustrations in which the tiny, magical figure of Tommelise is seen riding on the back of a swallow or talking to mice that are drawn with great realism… The book is one rare occasion on which Heath Robinson's coloured plates are more successful than his line drawings. The latter show signs of haste, especially when on e sees the originals, and are in general much less finely drwan than those for 'Bill the Minder'. Constable were short of capital, and only had 100 copies of the large paper edition printed, with the result that although at Christmas 1913 copies of the limited edition of Bill the Minder were still available, that of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales had already sold out." (Geoffrey Beare, The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, p. 39).Geoffrey Beare, The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, p. 126John Lewis, Heath Robinson, p. 216Langston Day, The Life and Art of W. Heath Robinson, p. 269

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        The Carolina Mountains

      Houghton Mifflin, 1913. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Margaret Warner Morley was an educator, biologist, author, and a suffragette. She lived in Tryon, North Carolina where she studied, sketched and photographed the rural wilderness of the state. Of this book, the New York Times printed, in November 1913, "The text is historical, descriptive, and anecdotal, and has the compelling charm of utter familiarity." "No possible beauty of the Blue Ridge or Smoky Montains is omitted." [Literary Digest November 1913] There are 25 illustrations in this book and a four-leaf clover on page 150. The spine is a little faded but the front cover bright. Very minor wear to extremities. Tight binding, very good boards and pages. First editions are very scarce. There is a protective mylar cover.

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      George G. Harrap nd [c 1913], [London] - Small quarto. 124p. "Depictured by Main R. Bocher, music by Horace Mansion, decorated by Evelyn Paul." Illustrations on every page in orange, thirteen mounted color plates, preliminaries in several colors. Bound in full white vellum with decorated endpapers, t.e.g., the cover with titles and designs in orange, gray and gilt. Some normal warping to cover, all else fine and bright No. 117 of 125 copies signed by Evelyn Paul [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quality Street

      1913. A School for Genteel ChildrenWith Twenty-Two Color Plates by Hugh Thomson[THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator]. BARRIE, J.M. Quality Street. A Comedy in Four Acts. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. [London]: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1913].Limited to 1,000 numbered copies (this copy being No. 268), signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches; 310 x 253 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], [4], vii, [1], 197, [2], [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece and twenty-one mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Numerous black and white text illustrations.Original vellum over boards. Front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt within a double gilt rule and a triple purple rule border. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Green silk ties renewed. A fine copy.Hugh Thomson was born in County Coleraine near Londonderry, on 1 June 1860. He gained praise and influenced many young artists through his book illustrations. He notably illustrated editions of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and J.M. Barrie.Quality Street is a comedy in four acts by J. M. Barrie, written before his more famous work Peter Pan. The story, set in Napoleonic times, is about two sisters who start a school "for genteel children".

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        QUALITY STREET. A comedy in four acts

      Hodder and Stoughton.London.,1913. LIMITED DELUXE EDITION,SIGNED BY THE ARTIST.One of 1000 numbered copies.4to.(12.5 x 10.3 inches).22 mounted colour plates,each with a printed tissue guard.Publishers full vellum binding with elaborate gilt decoration to front board,within double gilt and triple blue ruled borders.Spine lettered and decorated in gilt.Top edge gilt,others untrimmed.As often with these deluxe editions the silk ties are missing from the boards.Overall a very good copy of this highly decorative and beautiful book.:

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        [Photo Album]: New England and Transportation

      Lynn, Massachusetts. 1913-1914. Oblong octavo. String-tied black leather covered boards measuring 5.5" x 8". An album of 41 photographs sepia toned with some hand coloring affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Photos measure from 3.5" x 5" to 2.5" x 3.5". Some rubbing on the boards, slight curling, and some toning else about near fine. A collection of photographs from 1913 into 1914 of New England and upstate New York featuring a variety of activities and landscapes from the turn of the century. Included are photographs of crashing waves off the coast of Lynn, Massachusetts, a few inlets, and a "storm surf" from Nahant. There are also pictures of the D and H Railroad running along lake Champlain, sone of the track itself and one of a locomotive in motion. The images from 1914 are of views from Syracuse and Skaneateles New York. Included are the Skaneateles train and people riding an early Indian motorbike and a woman captioned Alida R. Curry posing in front of a car. At the end of the album are scenes from a trip to Lake Ontario and Cedar Lake, New York. Vivid images of early transportation at the turn of the century. .

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        THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS: A NOVEL Presentation to G. B. Shaw

      London: MacMillan, 1913 The [GB] Shaw Copy. First edition, first issue with all the correct points. A fine copy in the publisher's patterned sage green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. [very minor offsetting to the endpapers & a small stain at the outside bottom of the front pastedown - still a remarkable fresh copy & an extraordinary example, Inscribed by Wells with a flourish for Charlotte Shaw & George Bernard Shaw through her with good humored advice as follows: "Mrs. Shaw / with warm regards / HGW / and do make GBS try a novel" - The inscription in rebuttal to Shaw having earlier admonished Wells to try writing a play. Green calf clamshell protective presentation case, gilt decorated & lettered at the spine. THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS was produced as a movie by Stoll in 1923, again by David Lean in 1948 (script by Eric Ambler), & again by Paramount in 1952. Wells Soc. 51; Hammond A9. "Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells were both dedicated to reshaping the world: as Shaw commented in one letter to Wells, " The first volume of [Karl Marx's] Capital (all I ever read of it) changed the mind of Europe; a thing we two have been trying to do all our lives." 1 Although (apart from some satiric fantasies) Back to Methuselah is Shaw's only direct attempt to picture what this change might mean, H. G. Wells was very much in the futures business with almost a third of his voluminous writings being explorations from the present into visionary alternatives. Titles like The World Set Free or Men Like Gods offer much the same ecstatic hope for change as Shaw's "metabiological Pentateuch"; and a comparison between the ways in which each envisaged the future is illuminating. It encapsulates the extremes of the turn-of-the century revolutionary movement in which they were both involved, as well as throwing the nature of Shaw's beliefs into high relief by the contrast. The links between the two writers, both of whom aspired to be the intellectual leader of the new century, are well known: their common membership in the Fabian Society, and the Wells forced resignation after publicizing the scandal of his affair with Amber Reeves (at that time the secretary of the Society) in his novel Ann Veronica, their extensive correspondence from at least 1901 right up to just three days before Wells' death in 1946, which shows that each read the other's work, even sending drafts of some pieces to one another. What has not been as fully realized is the degree to which both Wells' novels and Shaw's plays were written as direct responses to each other's work. There are enough overlaps or cross-references to qualify several of their works as a serious literary conversation, and significantly, the subject of their artistic argument was specifically their idea of the perfect society, and the means through which it might be." - Innes, C. D. "Utopian Apocalypses: Shaw, War, and H. G. Wells" SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies - Volume 23, 2003, pp. 37-46, Penn State University Press. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        PAPILLONS - MACROLEPIDOTERES- Die gross-schmetterlinge des palaearktischen faunengebietes.2. band: Die palaearktischen spinner & schwärmer.

      Verlag Des Seitz 1913 - 2 volumes grand in-4 ( 325 X 255 mm ) de 479 pages pour le volume de texte et un volume d'atlas en étui-boite comprenant 56 planches en couleurs représentant 2489 sujets, plein maroquin chocolat, dos à nerfs orné de filets gras et maigres, filets doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tête dorée pour le volume de texte même présentation pour l'étui-boite avec titre en long sur le dos lisse les deux volumes dans un étui bordé. 56 planches en couleurs trés finement dessinées. Trés bel exemplaire parfaitement relié de ce monumental ouvrage inégalé. papillons [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vanity Fair; Illustrated by Lewis Baumer. [In a Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding].

      London: Hodder & Stoughton [1913]. " Colour Plates engraved and printed by Henry Stone & Son Ltd., Banbury". - Size of binding: 8 ½ in. x 11 in., xviii, 483 pp., illustrated with twenty, tipped-in, full color plates of Lewis Baumer illustrations, each with a title-printed paper guard; these pastel colored illustrations are especially rich in costume details. Bound in full, russet-brown morocco leather, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with their binder’s stamp gilt in the lower edge of the front leather turn-in. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt-lettered titling, and decorations in compartments, gilt borders to both covers, gilt dentelles on leather turn-ins; sewn headbands; all edges gilt; brown-toned marbled paper endpapers. The binding is in fine condition, as are the text and plates. One of the most desirable illustrated editions of Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair”, which is still his most widely read novel, and the source for several film adaptations. The scan shows the spine & part of the front cover. Weight: 4 ½ lbs. Postage is extra on this item. List of illustrations: [1] Becky Sharp (frontispiece); [2] Becky and Amelia; [3] Becky and Jos; [4] At Vauxhall Gardens; [5] George calls on Amelia; [6] Becky and Rawdon at Miss Crawley's; [7] At Brighton; [8] At The Ship Inn; [9] Dobbin and Becky; [10] Becky at Paris; [11] Becky in Curzon Street; [12] Becky and Lord Steyne; [13] Becky at Gaunt House; [14] Becky as a Marquise; [15] Rawdon and Miss Moss; [16] Amelia and Little George; [17] Amelia and her Father; [18] Amelia and Dobbin; [19] Becky at Brussels; [20] Becky at Pumpernickel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1913 - Paris, Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Fasquelle, 1913. Grand et fort volume in-8 (165 X 255) broché, couverture nacrée rempliée imprimée en rouge et noir ; 422 pages. Chemise demi-percaline rouge avec pièce de titre chagrin marron dans un encadrement doré, et une autre pièce de cuir identique en queue avec la mention dorée « Bibliothèque J. Borderel », étui bordé percaline rouge. EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirage limité à 175 EXEMPLAIRES réimposés au format in-octavo raisin. UN des 25 numérotés sur papier impérial du JAPON, tirage de tête. Dans cet ultime roman Mirbeau décrit sous les couleurs les plus noires la misère intellectuelle et matérielle des habitants de Cormeilles-en-Vexin, où il habite, et quil rebaptise Ponteilles-en-Barcis. C'est à travers le chien Dingo, figure centrale du récit, que le romancier devenu vieux et incapable de poursuivre ses grands combats esthétiques et politiques, exprime sa révolte, son dégoût de l'humanité et sa soif de liberté. Fable cynique, "Dingo" renoue ainsi avec l'héritage des philosophes grecs, qui recouraient à la « falsification » des valeurs sociales et à leur transgression pour mieux en démontrer l'absurdité. Exemplaire non coupé, en PARFAIT ETAT. Provenance : J. Borderel. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        One Hundred Masterpieces of Japanese Pictorial Art Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School (2 Volumes)

      Shimbi Shoin, Tokyo (13 Shinsakana-Cho, Koybashi-Ku) 1913 - [High Quality Reproductions of Famous Japanese Pictorial Art by the Shimbi Shoin Company]. Two (2) volumes, silk covered boards, detailed table of plates, 100 plates in color and monochrome, pictorial cloth boards, black on bronze, paper labels on front covers, with clasped chitsu case for each volume. Introduction of 23 pages, 100 plates (24 in color) and 2 plates are fold-outs of three-leaves. The color plates are laid-in. Naohiko Masaki, the editior/preface writer, was the Director of the Tokyo Fine Arts School at the time of original publication (1906). The colophon indicates this a subsequent printing of 1913 (Taisho 2). There is a 2 page preface, a three page table of plates and 23 text pages (11 Chapters) discussing the various periods (593~1867) of the art that is reproduced in the plates. Each plate is on thick, high quality, paper stock and protected by a descriptive tissue guard. The non-plate/tissue guard pages are double (folded over, uncut) pages. ~~ Condition. The 2 volumes are both in Very Good+ condition. The top right corners of both are bumped. Covers are bright and very clean with minor edge wear. Internally, light scattered foxing but not in the image areas of the plates. The folding cases are worn and frayed with medium soiling. ~~~ Ditigal pictures and more information available on request. ~~~~ Shipping Charges. This is a heavy set (20 pounds packed). Shipping outiside the US will be quoted based upon the destination. Shipping within the US will be $12 for media mail. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Custom of the Country

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1913. First. First edition. Early owner's name on the front fly, else fine in a fair only example of the rare dustwrapper with considerable chipping, and a horizontal strip of paper removed from the spine (eliminating no spine text from the original). Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with leather spine label. A very uncommon jacketed copy of a major novel. Garrison A21.1.a. .

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        Men of Mark

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

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