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        Scott's Last Expedition. Vol. I being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O., 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 and Co., 1913.. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Large octavo, pp.[2] xxvi, 633 [3]; pp.xvi, 534 [2]. With eight photogravure plates, including a frontispiece portrait for each vol.; 18 coloured plates; and 260 photographic plates taken by members of the expedition. In publisher's navy cloth with gilt titles to spines and upper boards. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some expected handling and wear, no inscriptions or bookplates, some edgewear and rubbing. Shows well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Indian Album compiled by W. E. Condon. Photos and Exhibition Catalogs. [our title]

      n.p. 1913 - 10 high quality large commercial photos and a couple of smaller ones. Various dates but generally 1913-1936. Photos pasted down and general approximately 29 x 22cm. Three exhibitions catalogs and various newspaper clippings, awards, etc. relating to the exhibition of Condon's watercolor paintings or amateur theatricals in which he or his wife performed. This is quite interesting but also incomplete with only the worn front cover and 12 detached album leaves present. Photos, catalogs and other paper items generally sound and reasonably clean. Condon, a career British soldier serving here in India, is identified variously as Lieutenant or Captain. He appears to have also been a talented painter specializing in water color views of the Himalayas and other Indian subjects. He and his wife also appear to have acted and sung in various amateur productions. He has titled this album: "Photographs, Programmes, Cuttings & Curiosities" which reflects its odd organization and catch-all quality. Nonetheless, what is here is oddly interesting: (1) the 10 photos include 2 group shots taken at the Newar Chapelle Celebrations 1926, an unidentified photo, two group photos taken at the wedding of Capt. J. Dick Lander and Phyllis Iggalden in Lucknow in 1913, 3 large photos of the exterior of a large house identified as "Judge's House" Bareilly 1914, a photo of an English couple and 21 Indians captioned on the page as "Servants Bareilly 1914 (perhaps at the judge's house), a group photo of an unidentified British colonial wedding party, and a photo identified as " The Competing Team of the Navy Army and R.A.F in the Interservices Lawn Tennis Championship 1925; (2) Page identified as Original Register of Duck[s] Shot at Ekope Jheel Manipur 1913, identifying the number -- their three day total was 403 -- of ducks shot by each of the five hunters by day and type, including one Eastern whiteye and 1 Baikal, and a small mounted photo of 4 of the hunters; (3) three fine arts exhibition catalogs (Mussoorie for 1913 and 1914 and Naini Tal for 1913; (4) a few newspaper clippings, prize and commendation certificates, and a letter providing an accounting for the sale of six of Condon's pictures in Mussoorie in 1914. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Love Poems and Others.

      Duckworth, London., 1913. First edition, with the "i" in "is" on page xlv. Octavo. pp [vi], lxiv. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt.Near fine in good, chipped dustwrapper rubbed at hinges and with a couple of repairs on the reverse.

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        Anakreon. Übertragen von Eduard Mörike. [Roter Ganzlederband].

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, [1913]. 8°. 18,5 cm. 100 Seiten. Roter Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Inselsignet auf Vorderdeckel und Kopfgoldschnitt. (= Insel-Bücherei. Band Nr. 34). 1. Auflage. Jenne Katalog, 2. Band (2008), S. 132. Kästner 34 1A. Einbandkanten minimalst berieben, Einband minimalst fingerfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar des seltenen Bandes. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Buchkunst / bookart / printing art; Vorzugsausgabe / limited edition

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        Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somaliland.

      London: Horace Cox,, 1913. Large octavo. Original green crocodile-skin-textured cloth over bevelled boards, titles to spine and front cover gilt, tiger vignette to front cover in black, floral-patterned endpapers. Half-tone photographic frontispiece, 8 similar plates, sketch-maps to the text. Very short nick to foot of spine, lower outer corners almost imperceptibly bumped, pale foxing either side of inner hinges, contents toned, remains a superb copy. First edition, increasingly scarce in commerce. Stockley was an officer in the Indian Army (16th Bengal Lancers) from 1874 to 1912, serving at Tel el Kebir and in the occupation of Cairo during the Anglo-Egyptian War, and later seeing action during the Boxer Rebellion; in the Great War he commanded the Tyneside Irish, then the Second Tyneside Scottish. This attractive book mainly describes his hunting experiences on the subcontinent. He hunted tiger in central India and upper Burma, and here provides interesting notes on stalking strategies. There are also chapters on the pursuit of bear and gaur in Chada, bison near the Irawaddy and between the Indravati and its tributary the Bandia, and further adventures in Tibet and Kashmir. Stockley was eventually killed by a buffalo while hunting in Africa.

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        The Little Nugget

      Methuen, London 1913 - 8vo, pp. 303. 31 pp. advertisements dated Autumn 1913 bound in at rear. Original red boards, blind-stamped to front panel and lettered in gilt to spine. Small contemporary (1916) ownership signature to ffep., small crayoned price (1-/-) to front pastedown, library label to rear pastedown. Spotting throughout. Boards faded and marked, gilt dulled at spine. First edition. In a slightly gushing letter of 9 August 1912 to Arthur Conan Doyle, Wodehouse wrote: 'I am absorbed in The Lost World! I have just finished a novel of my own for an American magazine, but I had to write it quick so I am afraid it is pretty bad.' Others begged to differ. This transitional novel, combining a prep school setting with an American gangster subplot, was first published (minus the love interest present in this book version) in the January-March 1913 issues of The Captain with the title The Eighteen Carat Kid, and then again, complete and in a single instalment, in Munsey's Magazine of August that year. Another fan of the book turned out to be Agatha Christie, but the discovery, in 1955, brought Wodehouse no joy. In a letter to the novelist Denis Mackail of 6 March that year, he wrote: 'I'm seething with fury. Sir Allen Lane of Penguin was over here not long ago and told me that Agatha Christie simply loved my stuff and I must wrote to her and tell her how much I liked hers. So with infinite sweat I wrote her a long gushing letter, and what comes back? About three lines, the sort of thing you write to an unknown fan. 'So glad you have enjoyed my criminal adventures' -- that sort of thing. The really bitter part was that she said the book of mine she liked best was The Little Nugget -- 1908 [sic] production. And the maddening thing is that one has got to go on reading her, because she is about the only writer today who is readable.' Scarce. McIlvaine A16a

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        Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings. With an Introduction by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1913 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, boards double-ruled in blind with block of a gazelle skull gilt to front. Bookplate of Lincoln Ellsworth to front pastedown. Headcaps and tips very lightly rubbed. A superb copy, partly unopened. Half-tone photographic frontispiece, 15 similar plates, folding table. First US edition of this "preeminent elephant hunting title" (Czech), a lovely copy, from the collection of American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth (1880-1951), leader of the first trans-Arctic and trans-Antarctic aerial crossings, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Stigand (1877-1919) was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in 1899, serving in Burma and Somaliland before travelling to British East Africa with the King's African Rifles in 1901. He joined the Egyptian Army in 1910 and was given control of the Lado Enclave on the Upper White Nile, later serving as governor of the entire Upper Nile province from 1917 to 1918. In 1919 he was appointed governor of Mongalla, modern-day South Sudan, and was killed on patrol the same yearduring the Aliab Dinka uprising. He published a number of hunting books, the present title describing his activities in British East Africa, North Eastern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, and Lado, and includes chapters on rhinoceros, buffalo and lion in addition to elephant. This edition appeared in the same year as the first, UK edition. Czech p. 269. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Quarto. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 43 plates with captioned tissue guards. Some minor spotting and browning to tissues, an excellent copy. First trade edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Little Tour in India.

      Edward Arnold, London., 1913. First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 224. A series of letters written to various members of the author's family in the course of a first visit to India. The author died in 1916 during the campaign against the Turks in Mesopotamia.Prelims and fore-edge a little spotted. Two corners a little bruised. Very good in the rare dustwrapper which is very good, a little nicked and creased at edges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes.

      London: Heinemann, 1913. Small 4to, ix, 159, (1)pp. With a frontispiece and 12 color plates, and numerous black and white illustrations. Original white buckram, cloth cleaned and backstrip thus slightly stained, foxing to endpapers and occasionally to tissue guards, bookplate of Cecil E Byas.First edition, the signed limited edition #362 of 1150 copies.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Der Mixologist: illustriertes internationales Getränke-buch

      P. M Bluhers Verlag Leipzig 1913 - Second Edition. Original illustrated wrappers, 9 by 6 1/2 inches, 103 numbered pages. Extremely scarce second edition of this title which Blogger's consider to be the German opus of mixology. WorldCat locates no copies of this 1913 printing. Includes early recipe for the Imperial Cocktail (gin, dry vermouth, maraschino) with no gin, but with a few dashes of absinthe included. American mixed drinks, and the chief German, English, French and Russian as well. Also Punch Bowls, Cups, etc. The 1909 printing is the first to include The Fedora. Seutter was a German cocktail author who gained extensive experience traveling America while working in various bars throughout the country. Very Good attractive volume. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Promenades littéraires, cinquième série

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1913, 14x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle tre copie numerate sulla Cina, edizione deluxe. A proposito di Alfred de Vigny, Stendhal, Balzac e Sainte-Beuve, Marie de France favole ... lacune piccole e marginali su bemolle minore. Bel esemplare con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 3 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. A propos d'Alfred de Vigny, de Stendhal, de Balzac et Sainte-Beuve, de Marie de France et des contes de fées... Petits manques marginaux sans gravité sur les plats. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Ein kleines Buch für kleine Leute. Holzschnitte und Reime von F. Endell.

      München, Privatdruck 1913. - 4°, 40 nn. Bll., 19 handkolor. Farbholzschnitte, 1 s-w-Holzschnitt, kolor. Holzschnitt-Vignetten im Text, unbeschnittenes Büttenpapier, Orig.-Halbpergament mit vergold. Rückentitel und einem mont. Orig.-Farbholzschnitt als Deckeltitel, einige Seiten mit kleinem Braunfleck, sonst tadelloses Exemplar, nicht bei Seebass, nicht bei Kinderwelt Nr. 27 von 125 Exemplaren, von Endell im Impressum signiert. - Auf Vortitel mehrzeilige handschriftliche Signatur und Widmung des Verfassers an den Verleger Ernst Heimeran, [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1913 - 1913 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1913. This lot is an 1913 Original Hardback Wisden. 50th Edition! In Very Good Condition. This book is very nice, it has had slight restoration to the spine gilt and the hinges but it has done the book well, the front board is very nice with shiny, original gilt, the spine cloth is clean with a touch up to the gilt. Internally the hinges are restored and strong, the internal pages are very nice and clean with exceptional pastedowns, tightly bound and an excellent photoplate of John Wisden and tissue paper, small 1cm tear to page 131 but very nice inside.

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        PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1913). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), green pictorial cloth, 341p. + 5p. of ads, VERY FINE condition inside and out. 1st edition 1st state (H/G VII) ("c" in chap. 3 on p. 35 overlaps text). Illustrated by J.R. Neill with fabulous color pictorial endpapers plus a profusion of color and black & white illustrations throughout the text. The 5 pages of ads offer synopses of the previous five titles for those readers new to the series. This is a beautiful copy of this early Oz title, rare in this conditon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation

      Albert EINSTEIN: Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation. I. Physikalischer Teil von A. E. in Zürich. II. Mathematischer Teil von Marcel Grossmann in Zürich. (= Separatabdruck aus „Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik", Bd. 62). Leipzig und Berlin: Teubner 1913. In-8°. [P. 1-2, not numb.], p. 3-38. Original publisher's brochure, bound with thread-stitching in wrappers on cream stock with decorative title printing. 1st offprint edition of Einstein's initial approach on his theory of General Relativity, „a principal work" (Weil) already containing the basic features of the theory's full exposition in 1916, developped in cooperation with his former fellow student, mathematician Marcel Grossmann. Preceded offprint was published shortly after the memoir's 1st printing in „Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik" (vol. 62, no. 3, p. 225-261). The „Entwurf" is, as Sir Karl Popper notes, „a turning point of 20th century physical science". Front cover foxy, cover marginally torn, otherwise well preserved copy. Weil *58a.

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        The Patchwork Girl Of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1913. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Green Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 9 1/4" Tall. Color Cover Illustration, And Illustrated Throughout In Color And B/W. 340 Pp + Ads At Rear. First Edition, First Printing, Binding B And Second State Text. (C No Longer Overlaps Text On P 35). Light Tan Cloth Stamped In Dark Green, Red And Yellow. Light Wear, No Fraying, Dusty. No Names Or Marks.

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        ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES with intro by Arthur Quiller Couch. London: William Heinemann (1913). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 11 3/4") white gilt decorated cloth, top edge gilt, spine slightly toned and light soil on edge of cover else VG-Fine, clean and tight with no spotting or forxing. LIMITED TO 1030 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with 44 fantastically beautiful mounted color plates with lettered guards and several charming black and whites. Nice copy - very scarce. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Antarctic Days Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men

      London: Andrew Melrose, 1913. Deluxe Limited edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. Signed on the half-title by E. H. Shackleton, James Murray & George Marston. One of the most desirable Antarctic books, limited to 280 copies, of which this is Number 24. Shackleton writes in the preface of the book that this is "the first time an unofficial, and therefore more human document, is presented to the public" of the expedition in the Nimrod. Murray "is a scientific man and is capable of counting the minute hairs on the leg of a spider, and yet with equal facility can see the broad lines of life. The other (Marston) is not a scientific man, but, as an artist, depicts what he sees with the same faithfulness as the man who glues his eye to the microscope." The tales & pictures of everyday life are charming. 4to, (xiv), 200 pp (last blank), tipped-in color frontispiece & 3 plates & 30 pp b&w illustrations. Original blue cloth, gilt title & pictorial inlay at the front cover. The top and bottom of spine have been strengthened, affecting the publisher's name. Spine sunned. Spence # 830. Rosove 236.A1.b, Taurus 61.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Königsresidenzen in der Mark : 22 Aquarelle von Carl Graeb nach Bauten preussischer Könige in Berlin, Potsdam & Charlottenburg. Hrsg. von d. Direktion d. Kgl. Nationalgalerie.

      Berlin : Bard, [1913]. - Mit 2 Bl. Text, 22 Taf. mit je 1 Erläuterungsblatt (Titel) ; 30x38 cm (quer) Die Aquarelle haben eine Hartkartonumrahmung / Passepartout mit gold. Innenkanten. Entzwurf der Medaillons von Arthur Kampf, Entwurf d. Titelblattes und der Einbandzeichnung von Heinrich Wieynk. C. Graeb lebte von 1816 bis 1884. // Kassette berieben und bestoßen, an einer Kante teilweise geplatzt, sonst sehr sauber und ohne Einträge. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Org.-Leder mit goldfarb. Deckelornamentik, Rücken- u. Deckeltitel, gold. Vollschnitt; in brauner Org.-Leinen- Kassette

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        A Booklet of Designs. Will Bradley's Art Service for Advertisers

      131 East 23rd Street, New York 1913 - First edition. Each page illustrated. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare. Bambace p. 206 Original printed pictorial yellow wrappers. Fine Each page illustrated. 54 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: William Heinemann. VG+/NONE. 1913. Limited Edition. Full-leather. Full black leather boards with five raised bands on spine, lavish gilt design on front cover of three mice chasing the old woman. Gilt title on spine and gilt border around all edges, small nick to leather edge of lower spine, scant rubbing on points and faint scratches on rear panel. Private college bookplate inside front board, high quality navy endpapers trimmed with gilt decorations. Bound by the Monastery Hill Bindery, and inscription front endpaper "With best Christmas wishes to the Right Reverend Archbishop Mundelein from Edward Hertzberg The Monastery Hill Bindery." Mundelein was an American Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and served as Archbishop of Chicago. No. 578 of an edition limited to 1100 copies signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham. With thirteen beautiful tipped in color plates framed on tan cardstock with captioned tissue guards, plus black-and-white illustrations throughout. Luxuriously bound, a beautiful Rackham volume. Additional photographs on request.; MCN21663; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 157 pp .

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        Journals of my African Travels.

      Maidstone: W. E. Thorpe & Son,, 1913. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, lion-head vignette within simple frame gilt to front board, blind frame to rear, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. 69 mounted silver gelatin prints including tissue-guarded frontispiece, all approx. 102 × 78 mm; line-drawings in the text. Slightly rubbed, prints slightly oxidised around edges with mild occasional spotting to mounts, very light sporadic foxing to prelims and text. A very good copy. First and only edition. Presentation copy of one of the most sought-after African big-game books, inscribed "With the author's compliments, 14.6.14" on the half-title, below the ownership inscription "Margaret Everilda Edwards-Moss", a familial association: Edwards-Moss, née Blackburne, was a distant cousin of the author's, both being descended in the male line from John Blackburne (1754-1833), member of parliament for Lancashire from 1784 to 1830 and loyal supporter of William Pitt; she married Sir John Edwards-Moss, 2nd Baronet (1850-1935) and died in 1932 Blackburne-Maze and a companion, "Lydford", travelled up the Nile through Egypt and the Sudan to reach the hunting grounds of Uganda and Kenya, where they pursued oryx, eland, impala and rhinoceros near the Makindu River before crossing the Uaso-Nyero to hunt zebra, lion, buffalo and gazelle. His engaging diary, unusually illustrated with silver gelatin prints, was "for private circulation among [the author's] friends" (Preface) and is inevitably rare, with a handful of copies traced in commerce, Copac locating two copies only in UK libraries — British Library and Cambridge — and OCLC adding seven institutional copies world-wide, all in the US; this copy comes from the from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the front free endpaper. Blackburne-Maze published another account the following year, entitled From Oriental to Occidental Africa. During the war he was an officer in the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

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        A BOY'S WILL

      London: David Nutt, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. First issue, Binding B: cream vellum-paper boards stamped in red; 50 pp. One of 350 or fewer copies of the first issue were published by the publisher before bankruptcy in 1921; binding B - what remained of the first issue were bound circa 1917 during the war. The rest of the 1000 sheets had a complicated history and very different bindings. The first regularly published book by one of the great figures in American Literature of the 20th Century. Crane A2B. A very scarce (far scarcer than Binding A) and fragile binding, this copy with light wear at edges, spine darkened, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Rare Books]
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        Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men

      Andrew Melrose, London 1913 - Signed on the half-title by E. H. Shackleton, James Murray & George Marston. One of the most desirable Antarctic books, limited to 280 copies, of which this is Number 24. Shackleton writes in the preface of the book that this is "the first time an unofficial, and therefore more human document, is presented to the public" of the expedition in the Nimrod. Murray "is a scientific man and is capable of counting the minute hairs on the leg of a spider, and yet with equal facility can see the broad lines of life. The other (Marston) is not a scientific man, but, as an artist, depicts what he sees with the same faithfulness as the man who glues his eye to the microscope." The tales & pictures of everyday life are charming. 4to, (xiv), 200 pp (last blank), tipped-in color frontispiece & 3 plates & 30 pp b&w illustrations. Original blue cloth, gilt title & pictorial inlay at the front cover. The top and bottom of spine have been strengthened, affecting the publisher's name. Spine sunned. Spence # 830. Rosove 236.A1.b, Taurus 61. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Eugene Orflinger, Automobile Parts Supplier, 1913-1915 (21 items)

      - The 21 letters reflect the age of the vintage automobile. Several things are evident from these letters: (1) Each corporation was both aggressive but attempting to emphasize public service even when the customer (as is evident from the correspondent Mr. Dorflinger) in their eagerness to promote sales; (2) Many of these corporations were either very new or had already undergone corporate changes in their history. As an example, Stewart-Warner Speedometer Corporation (see letter of June 15, 1913) had just ended a legal battle in 1912 when they acquired the Warner Corporation and controlled their patents; (3) In this era before the assembly line, parts were produced in very small quantities ranging from a few hundred to upward of a thousand. Consequently, once the stock was over, the parts had to be manufactured anew or else a modification of the existing part.

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        The South Pole An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912

      New York: Lee Keedick, 1913. First American edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. An inscribed copy, signed in full, this is also an unopened copy of an important Antarctic book. The inscription reads, "Mr. & Mrs. Edwin O. Colter, with kindest regards. New York April 24th, 1918. Roald Amundsen". One of the scarcer Antarctic titles. Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole. He sensibly chose dogs over ponies, and reached the Pole in 99 days. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 2 volumes, 8vo: 392pp. (&) 449pp., 100 plates, 5 maps (3 folding), and 16 text figures; teg. Spence # 18; Rosove 9B2a, with the folding plate of the Fram at the end of Appendix 1. Bright dark blue gilt stamped cloth, the gilt not faded, a few short diagonal marks at lower edge of spine Volume I, otherwise extremely bright and clean, with a wonderful autograph by the author.

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        Journals of my African Travels.

      Maidstone: W. E. Thorpe & Son, 1913 - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, lion-head vignette within simple frame gilt to front board, blind frame to rear, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Slightly rubbed, prints slightly oxidised around edges with mild occasional spotting to mounts, very light sporadic foxing to prelims and text. A very good copy. 69 mounted silver gelatin prints including tissue-guarded frontispiece, all approx. 102 × 78 mm; line-drawings in the text. First and only edition. Presentation copy of one of the most sought-after African big-game books, inscribed "With the author's compliments, 14.6.14" on the half-title, below the ownership inscription "Margaret Everilda Edwards-Moss", a familial association: Edwards-Moss, née Blackburne, was a distant cousin of the author's, both being descended in the male line from John Blackburne (1754-1833), member of parliament for Lancashire from 1784 to 1830 and loyal supporter of William Pitt; she married Sir John Edwards-Moss, 2nd Baronet (1850-1935) and died in 1932 Blackburne-Maze and a companion, "Lydford", travelled up the Nile through Egypt and the Sudan to reach the hunting grounds of Uganda and Kenya, where they pursued oryx, eland, impala and rhinoceros near the Makindu River before crossing the Uaso-Nyero to hunt zebra, lion, buffalo and gazelle. His engaging diary, unusually illustrated with silver gelatin prints, was "for private circulation among [the author's] friends" (Preface) and is inevitably rare, with a handful of copies traced in commerce, Copac locating two copies only in UK libraries — British Library and Cambridge — and OCLC adding seven institutional copies world-wide, all in the US; this copy comes from the from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the front free endpaper. Blackburne-Maze published another account the following year, entitled From Oriental to Occidental Africa. During the war he was an officer in the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Czech p. 28 ("a rare work"). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        British Deear Heads

      London: Country Life, 1913. Limited Edition 600 numbered copies. Hardcover. Near Fine. An illustrated record of the Exhibition organized by Country Life and held at the Royal Water Colour Society's Gallery June 26th to July 10th 1913. 112 pp, 225 ill of Scottish red dder, English Red Deer, New Zealand Reed Deer. Roe Deer, Fallow Deer and Irish Red Deer. Large format. Gives hunter and various measurements for each head pictured, all presumably top records at the time. Measurements were taken by Rowland Ward. This is copy # 361 of only 600 numbered copies. An unusually clean, fine copy in orig. white gilt cloth. This copy from the library of noted naturalist Sir Edmund Loder, his engraved bookplate inside front cover. Loder was also on the executive committee of men who selected the trophies and organized the book so this is a particularly nice association copy. Laid inside are also two pages showing a typical Irish head and a fine old Scottish head.

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        [FOUR EARLY 20th-CENTURY WANTED POSTERS FOR ESCAPEES FROM THE HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS, PRISON]

      Huntsville, Tx, 1913. 4 small broadsides, approximately 11 x 8 inches, with attached photographs. Printed forms, completed in typescript. Three forms with chips and tears, somewhat affecting text, mounted on white card stock. browning at edges, evidence of tape repairs. Photos with some slight mirroring. Good. Four wanted notices dating to just before World War I for men escaped from the Huntsville Prison in Texas. The men are convicted thieves and burglars, sentenced to terms ranging from two to seven years. The forms, each bearing the same printed masthead, are completed in typescript with descriptions of the escapee's appearance, notable features, residence, crime committed, and place of escape. A photograph mugshot of the men in question are attached to the upper portion of each form.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Der Eisvogel.

      - Farblinolschnitt, 1913, auf Japan, signiert und betitelt. Darstellungsgröße 9,9:8,3 cm, Blattgröße 13:12,4 cm. Der deutsch-baltische Künstler ist als Exlibris-Künstler und Holz- bzw. Linolschnitt-Künstler bekannt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Blue Book

      A very good copy in publisher's pale blue wrappers, a little toned with some minor wear to extremities. 12mo. 96pp. Thomas C. Anderson, c.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to writer and Editor of Smart Set magazine, Mark Lee Luther: "The rate that you kindly offer for my work is good enough, and I promise that the first work I do for any magazine will be submitted to yours."

      Washington, 1913. 1 page. 8vo. Fine with integral blank; folds. 1 page. 8vo. "THE RATE THAT YOU OFFER FOR MY WORK IS GOOD ENOUGH" Bierec dsiapperaed in Oct. 1913 into Mexico and never was hear from after 12/26/13.

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        The Land of the Blue Poppy Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet

      Cambridge, 1913 pp.xii, 282 with maps and plates. More recently the spine has been professionally relaid and at the same time, new end-papers were added. Boards lightly marked and showing some rubbing on edges and corners. A minor amount of foxing to contents which are in thoroughly very good condition. A very good copy of this scarce title.

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        Robes et femmes

      DORBON - AINE'. PORTFOLIO ORIGINALE "ROBES ET FEMMES", PARIGI 1913. TIRATURA LIMITATA A 300 ESEMPLARI NUMERATI. CARTELLA EDITORIALE MISURE 31 X 4 1cm, CONTENENTE 12 TAVOLE CON INCISIONI COLORATE AU POCHOIR E DUE TAVOLE DI FRONTESPIZIO+ UNA DI COLOPHON. CARTELLA EDITORIALE FIGURATA. DORSO DELLA CARTELLA USURATO COPERTINA POSTERIORE CON PICCOLA MANCANZA. TAVOLE IN OTTIMO STATO.

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        Prophéties.

      1913 - Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, sans éditeur ni imprimeur, 1913. In-18 raisin (10,8 x 16,6 cm), relié demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, orné de 5 fleurons dorés avec titre doré, plats de couverture cartonnés recouverts de papier marbré, gardes en papier peigne, 3 feuillets blancs ajoutés + plat supérieur d'origine conservé avec titre et date imprimés et chouette aux ailes déployées + 2 feuillets (titre général imitant le plat supérieur et titre de la 1ère prophétie) + 175 pages (textes, choix bibliographique et achevé d'imprimer) + 1 page blanche finale + plat inférieur d'origine conservé + 3 feuillets blancs ajoutés. La couverture d'origine et le contenu du livre sont imprimés à l'intérieur d'un double encadrement de filets rouges que surmonte un cartouche de même couleur à rinceaux angulaires (délimitant la pagination pour le texte et, vierge de tout contenu, sur les couvertures). Au-dessus de chaque titre de chapitre figure une vignette faisant office de bandeau (chouette, croix, toile d'araignée, étoile, fleur, oiseau, angelot, paysage, etc.) [il y en a ainsi une trentaine ; certains motifs se répétant]. (Quelques épidermures en pied , cuir légèrement noirci par endroits ; petits chocs ou frottements sur les chasses ; rousseurs éparses ; une accolade marginale au stylo bleu et des compléments manuscrits à l'encre noire et au stylo bleu au bas de la Prophétie des Papes ; les feuillets ajoutés de début et de fin sont jaunis ; 1 feuillet liminaire réparé ; 1 feuillet de texte corné). Agréable reliure. TRES RARE ET FORT CURIEUX. INTROUVABLE RECUEIL (INCONNU DES BIBLIOGRAPHES), TIRE SEULEMENT A DEUX EXEMPLAIRES, ET QUI POURRAIT BIEN ETRE UNIQUE DANS L'HYPOTHESE OU SON "PENDANT" N'AURAIT PAS ETE CONSERVE (CE QUE NOUS IGNORONS). Il s'agit apparemment d'un ouvrage conçu, imprimé, voire même relié, aux dépens d'un seul amateur. Pour tout indice, nous disposons de l'achevé d'imprimer qui donne "Flavigny-sur-Ozerain" comme lieu d'impression, et le "8 mai 1913" en guise de date. A partir des compléments manuscrits apportés à la Prophétie des Papes (à l'encre noire jusqu'à Pie XII inclus et au stylo bleu pour Jean XXIII), on suppose que le présent exemplaire a dû appartenir à un ou deux possesseurs après celui qui conçut le livre. Sont ici réunis les extraits commentés ou les résumés des grandes prédictions suivantes : Prophétie de la Négresse Virginie (du Massachusetts) entendue de la bouche d'un clergyman américain par le journaliste Félix Duquesnel le 8 septembre 1870 lors d'un voyage en train (formulée au XVIIIe siècle, elle annonçait avec précision le Siège et la Commune de Paris) ; les visions sur la fin prochaine de l'Allemagne (d'après la brochure intitulée : "La fin de l'Empire allemand pour 1913"), à savoir, la prophétie d'Hermann Burghard, moine de l'abbaye de Lehnin (1420) (relative à Frédéric II, Frédéric-Guillaume II, Guillaume Ier et Guillaume II), la prophétie de Mayence (début du XIXe siècle) sur la fin de la Prusse et le relèvement de la Pologne; la prophétie de Flensberg (village badois où se trouvait une voyante que Guillaume Ier aurait consultée en 1849), également attribuée par certains à Mademoiselle Lenormand ; la prophétie d'Orval (1544) où l'on entrevoit les principaux évènements français depuis le sacre de Napoléon Ier jusqu'à l'éclatement de la guerre de 1870 ; une prophétie du curé d'Ars communiquée à un paysan des environs de Rodez (entré chez les Lazaristes) sur l'invasion et la destruction partielle de Paris; la prophétie de saint Césaire, archevêque d'Arles (mort en 542) sur la restauration de la monarchie légitime ; la prophétie de Blois faite en 1804 par soeur Marianne, ursuline, et discutée par le chanoine Richaudeau, aumônier du couvent ; la prophétie de la religieuse de Belley (1810) concernant le Grand Monarque ; la prophétie du Père Bernard Clausi (religieux passioniste de Rome, décédé en 1850) sur un fléau inconnu ; la prophétie de la sainte religieuse du couvent de Lyelbe (1823) sur les destinée

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        Bulletin of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Rome. No. 1 [... No. 2, all issued]

      London & New York: Macmillan & Co, 1913. One of 50 copies on Fabriano hand-made paper. Illustrated. 2 vols. Folio. Publisher's printed wrappers. Covers stained and toned, edges chipped. One of 50 copies on Fabriano hand-made paper. Illustrated. 2 vols. Folio. The only two issues published until the revival of the journal in the 1950s. Vol. I contains a catalogue of the library at the Keats-Shelley Memoiral. MacGillvray X5

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        CAR BUILDERS' DICTIONARY. 1912 EDITION. DEFINITIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF AMERICAN RAILWAY CARTS, THEIR PARTS AND EQUIPMENT

      Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1913. 1912 (Seventh) Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. A massive volume at 954 pages plus 70 pages of ads. With thousands of measured drawings of passenger cars, gondola cars, refrigerator cars and many more; hundreds of black and white photographs, as well as hundreds of half-tone illustrations of train parts, locks, "dry closets" or "water closets", train window fixtures, and an awful lot more. In full black morocco with titling in gilt; discreetly patched. An exhaustive reference. Very Good binding.

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        Winter Sports in Switzerland

      viii, 197, (2) pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Old damp damage and spotting to rear board. Slight tear to spine cloth at joint. Scattered foxing. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. With twelve tipped-in colour illustrations by C. Fleming Williams and 47 full-page photographs. Collated and complete. An early book on winter sports.

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        The South Pole

      London: John Murray [and] New York: Lee Keedick,, 1913. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and within blind frame to front board, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, numerous plates, mostly from photographs (several containing multiple images), 3 folding charts, charts and tables to the text. Slightly rubbed, pale mottling to spines, mild fraying to headcaps, light wear to tips, pale marking to vol. 1 front board, inner hinges superficially cracked but holding, text-blocks toned, inked numerals to front pastedowns and title pages, browning to vol. 1 pp. 164-5 from laid-in newspaper clipping, and to front pastedown and free endpaper of vol. 2. A good copy. First edition in English, US issue, of Amundsen's account of his "legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month … His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck … Amundsen and four of his colleagues reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911, carefully plotted their location, left messages for Scott and King Haakon VII, and then returned to their Framhein base on January 25, 1912, only nine days after the disheartened Scott party reached the Pole" (Books on Ice). News of Scott's death came three months after publication.

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        Sport & Folklore in The Himalaya.

      London, Edward Arnold, 1913. 8vo. Original burgundy cloth, spine titled in gilt, the upper cover with a large centrally-placed gilt vignette of a Markhor; pp. viii, [2], 332, with a photographic frontispiece of a turbanned native by a tent on a mountain-side, "preparing" 2 Markhor trophies in photogravure, and 23 other photographic plates on 16 leaves; light wear to extremities, old repair to initial blank, printed caricature about Indian independence pasted inside front cover (offsetting to fly-leaf), occasional light spotting, a good copy of a rather scarce work. First edition. 'The name Markhor is a compound of two Persian words meaning snake-eater. Most writers have treated with scepticism the idea that he lives up to his name. Burrard (author of Big Game Hunting in the Himalayas and Tibet, London, 1926) for instance does not even mention the matter, though Haughton in Sport and Folklore in the Himalayas, says that he met three men who told him convincing stories, had at first hand from their fathers, of having seen a markhor in the very act of trampling on and devouring a snake ... ' (pp. 162-163). According to Haughton, the snake poison creates a cyst or 'stone' in the stomach of the animal which, if applied to a snake bite, rapidly 'absorbs the poison from the bloodstream and the cure of the patient is rapid.' Facts such as these compound the already exciting tales of shikar revealed here. A good book on Gilgit, Baltistan, Kashmir, all along the North-West Frontier and not only on wild goats. - Due to demand and rarity, this title was reprinted in 1994. Elliott, Field Sports in India 1800-1947, London, 1973; Yakushi H74.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Manuel D'Archeologie Prehistorique Celtique Et Gallo-Romaine II

      Librairie Alphonse Picard Et Fil 1913 - Rebound Ex Library Book In Good Condition WIth Usual Stamps And Stickers, Minor Shelfwear, Slight Tan To Page Edges, Good Reading Copy, Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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