The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1913


      Frederick Warne and Co.,1913. FIRST EDITION. 6mo(5.6 x 4.4 inches). Illustrated with colour frontis and 14 full page colour plates, plus several line engravings by the author throughout the text. Full colour decorative endpapers. Original maroon paper covered boards ruled and lettered in white and with a full colour plate onlayed to the front panel within a white ruled border. The spine is lettered, decorated and ruled in white. Minor toning to the spine but overall a near fine, bright and clean copy. Housed in a felt lined, red cloth covered, solander box, lettered in silver to the front board and spine. Colour facsimile of the cover illustration mounted onto the top of the box. Linder - Page 429.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Tale of Pigling Bland, The

      1913. first edition. First EditionPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Pigling Bland. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. First edition. Twelvemo (5 3/8 x 4 1/8 in; 137 x 103 mm). 93, [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fourteen color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page and thirty-seven black and white vignettes in the text. Quinby Plate XII endpapers as called for.Original light green boards stamped in brown. Color pictorial label on front cover. Spine mildly cocked. One corner a bit rubbed. An occasional light spot of foxing. Otherwise an attractive, near fine copy.Quinby 22. Linder, p. 429. V & A 1651.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1913. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. TALE OF PIGLING BLAND. London: Warne 1913 (1913). 12mo, green boards, pictorial paste-on, some light wear to spine ends else near fine. 1st ed., illustrated with color plates by Potter.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Philadelphia: Lippincott. Near Fine. 1913. Hardcover. Very light rubbing to corners, not obtrusive ; Blue dark blue cloth boards and spine with light blue lettering and gilt decorative design. Top edge gilt. Numerous illustrations in color and b&w. A very rare book (especially in this condition) by the well known American mineralogist that landed a job at Tiffany & Co. And was vice president of this company by the age of 23. INSCRIBED by Kunz on the front free endpaper: "Renee Dupont Esq. With the sincere regards of the author. George F. Kunz. New York 15 Jan 1920." ; 8vo; xiv, 406 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Suppressed Portion of "De Profundis"

      New York: Paul R. Reynolds,, 1913. Now for the first time published by his literary executor Robert Ross. Octavo. Original pale tan linen, front cover lettered in black. Housed in a custom purple morocco pull-off case (rubbed) and chemise. Early typed description of the book tipped in on front pastedown. Few slight marks to cloth, slightly shaken, front inner hinge cracked at foot, Ross's marginal corrections throughout, correcting such things as American spelling and faulty capitalization; a very good copy. First edition, one of fifteen copies only of the unpublished portions of De Profundis, published by Ross in America to secure copyright, registered 24 September 1913. Unsurprisingly, extremely rare: we can trace only copy sold at auction, the Lord Esher copy twice sold at Sotheby's, 20 Nov 1946 and 10 Mar 1952. In the latter months of his two years' prison sentence for homosexual crimes, Wilde was working on two long pieces: one, a letter remonstrating with Lord Alfred Douglas for his heartless parasitism and shared responsibility for Wilde's downfall; the other, a literary essay similar to the first published version of De Profundis. By the time he had finished, the two texts were closely intermingled. Wilde sent the resulting single manuscript to Robert Ross, his friend and literary executor, instructing him to make two copies and send the original manuscript to Douglas. Instead Ross kept the manuscript and sent a copy to Douglas, who apparently destroyed it without reading much beyond the first few pages. In 1905 Ross published De Profundis (the title was his), an abridged version that aimed to restore the piece as a purely literary essay. The published version omitted all elements of being a direct letter to Douglas, though it was obvious that it was addressed to a specific person. Arthur Ransome (later of Swallows and Amazons fame) was commissioned by Martin Secker to write a critical study of Oscar Wilde, published by the Times Book Club in 1912. In discussing De Profundis, Ransome made a vague reference to the hidden identity of Wilde's amour fatale, and Douglas promptly sued for libel. Although Ross was not called to give evidence in the court case, he supplied Ransome's lawyers with a typescript of the unpublished portion of the original manuscript of De Profundis, which was read out in the High Court of Justice (King's Bench Division) on 17 and 18 April 1913. This was sufficient to show that Douglas was undoubtedly the person addressed by Wilde. Douglas lost his case. One unintended consequence of Ross's action was that Douglas now had in his possession a copy of the unpublished portion of the original manuscript. As Ross had the claim to the British copyright by virtue of his 1905 edition, Douglas proposed to publish the suppressed portion in America, annotated with his own comments and rebuttals. Ross therefore had this edition of fifteen copies quickly published in New York (copyrighted in the Library of Congress on 24 September 1913) to forestall Douglas in securing American copyright. Ross deposited the original manuscript in the British Library with instructions that it could not published until 1960. In the event it was not until 1962 that the original manuscript was finally published in full.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        OLD CHINATOWN Inscribed to the only person born in the White House

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Second Edition. Hardcover. Mild spotting of cloth on spine and rear cover. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Evening Landscape (Aftenlandskab)

      Only during the decade before WWI was the difficult and laborious painterly technique of using à la poupée (painting directly on the copper or zinc plate) rediscovered and applied to the mezzotint print medium, principally by Peter Ilsted. The rare print, Evening Landscape is a masterful integration of color and composition, haunting and mysterious in effect and imbued with the light of evening. This is an earlier impression from the small print run, after which the plate was destroyed. CONDITION DETAIL: clean, fresh and bright with full margins. FORMAT: Loose as issued, sleeved for protection in a passe-partout (a temporary, archival mat folder with plastic guard). SIZE: 321 x 443 mm. BACKGROUND: The depiction of the evening light has a notable history in Danish art and is at the heart of 'the Danish soul', likely portrayed with more skill, nuance and emotion by Danish artists than by the artists of any other country. The scene is not credited but may have been created from Ilsted sketches done in Liselund where he summered with his family from 1913 to 1917. Ilsted made his first mezzotint print in 1909 and became enamored with the technique. In all, he made 74 mezzotints that in his finest works like this one hold to our eye the living and the lost. CHINE COLLE: or chine appliqué is where the print is impressed onto a thin sheet of China (or similar) paper, backed for protection by a stronger, thicker paper. China paper takes an intaglio impression more easily and properly executed chine appliqué prints can show a richer impression. A LA POUPEE: or painted directly on the plate, the colored inks worked into the appropriate areas of the design using various applicators, cotton or felt daubs, a brush with its tips cut off, stiffening the remaining bristle, or sometimes the brush wrapped in cloth: these are called dollies (in French, poupée). The technique was invented in 1776 by Robert Laurie, an engraver in England but the technique was abandoned and largely forgotten after multi-plate color printing (1 plate for each color) became practical and popular in Europe. It is time-consuming and requires great skill, particularly on a copper plate with a roughened surface and each impression will be somewhat different because of the blending of colors after the plate is wiped. Thus the resultant color print can be likened to a monoprint. Print runs are very small, something particularly true for a mezzotint plate with its more fragile burred surface. However, the technique allows the artist to use a much greater palette of colors and tonalities including the creating of blending effects. In the 20th century there has been a resurgence of interest by print artists because of the opportunities it presents. (Manuel Robbe is also credited with rediscovering and mastering the technique, but as applied to the aquatint medium, as is similarly, Tavik Frantisek Simon.) MEZZOTINT: Mezzotint is inherently a labor-intensive process. The artist uses a tool called a rocker to prepare the plate, roughening and pitting the entire surface and then a scraper and a burnisher to smooth the rough metal down into lines and areas that will not catch ink, allowing for a great range of textures and tonalities. Mezzotint in b/w was used extensively in England during the eighteenth century, mainly for portraits, and was taken up again (though frequently mixed with other techniques) by many engravers in the 1830's. The mezzotint process was first developed in Amsterdam in the second quarter of the seventeenth century. There, two amateur foreign artists, Ludwig von Siegen and the exiled Prince Rupert arrived at the technique virtually simultaneously (Wax). REFERENCE: Olufsen / Svensson no. 32. Metropolitan Museum of Art 2001 exhibition on the work of Ilsted, Hammershoi and Vermeer. Theodore B. Donson, Sunshine and Silent Rooms. Barker, Elizabeth E., The Printed Image in the West: Mezzotint. Wax, Carol, The Mezzotint: History and Technique.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Wednesday Afternoon, Oct. 15th, at 3pm. Commander Evans C.B., R.N., will deliver a Lecture on "Capt. Scott's Expedition"

      Bournemouth:: Messrs. Sydenham & Co,. Ca. 1913.. A promotional handbill from Commander Evans' British lecture tour about the tragic Scott Expedition. This lecture was given at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth, ca 1913. Evans was to take this tour to America in 1914. On the verso is a map of the expedition, in which Scott & his companions reached the South Pole after Amundsen had already arrived there first, and they died on the return trip. The text notes that "The full account of the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912, based upon and supplementing Captain Scott's Diary, will be issued in book form by Messr. Smith, Elder & Co. in October." 8x10", a printed photographic portrait with formal portrait of Scott, with text printed in black & red on white paper, 2 old folds otherwise good condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1913. Very Good. CONRAD, Joseph. CHANCE. A Tale in Two Parts. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1913). Spurious First edition, likely fourth issue, with tipped-in title page with 1913 date on verso. Copy of advertisements with 8 pages Autumn 1913. Wear to crown of spine, book plate of noted book collector Herschel V. Jones (see Wikipedia) on front pastedown, overall just a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1913. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1913. 16 pp undated ads (in addition to the ad on the verso of the final page of text). Original red cloth. First Edition of this collection of six "incidents" in the life of Carnacki -- "The Thing Invisible," "The Gateway of the Monster," "The House among the Laurels," "The Whistling Room," "The Searcher of the End House" and "The Horse of the Invisible." Carnacki is a psychic detective, a ghost-buster who is called in to ancient mansions in order to investigate hauntings -- some of which turn out to be actual manifestations, while others turn out to be hoaxes.~This copy does have the 16-page ad catalogue, present in some but not all copies. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine: as usual the spine is slightly dull and darkened, though less than is often the case. Otherwise, other than one bumped fore-corner there is little wear; though this thick wove paper is very susceptible to foxing, this copy has very little. In all, quite a desirable copy of a highly-sought supernatural title. Bleiler 819; Currey p. 242.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Seven Happy Days. A Series of Drawings by Jessie M. King with Quotations from John Davidson & Others

      London: The Studio, 1913. Slipcased. Near Fine. Slipcased. SCARCE. Issued as a bound-in Christmas supplement to volume 60 of The Studio. It includes seven illustrations in color and eight in black and white, all in the quintessential Art Nouveau style for which Jessie M. King is known. This copy is hand-sewn into a folder with maroon paper boards and a beige linen spine. Housed in a slipcase covered in the same maroon paper. In near fine condition. ART/111412.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        IRISHMEN ALL. With twelve illustrations in colour by Jack B. Yeats, R.H.A.

      T. N. Foulis. London. 1913 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.6 inches). Twelve full colour tipped-in plates, each mounted onto beige laid paper with a printed border and title. The colour illustrations, from Yeats' original oil paintings, include; The Farmer, Publican, Exile from Erin, Police Sergeant, Priest and Country shop assistants. Each plate with a tissue guard. Aside from just a few spots of very light foxing to a handful of of pages this is a very good and bright copy. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco leather binding. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        O Pioneers!

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin. 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1913. "Willa S. Cather" on front cover and spine; issue point on foot of spine indeterminable. "Chince-bugs" on page 60. Cloth hardcover, illustrated with a frontispiece, "Alexandra", text is clean and unmarked, 308 pp. Very good copy, wear to tips with minor fraying, rubbing to covers, some relevant clippings pasted to front endpapers (creating some offsetting). There is a vertical dent running along the center of the spine; the cloth has not been torn and the spine isn't broken, but there is a dip Inscribed by Cather's mother on the front flyleaf. Digital pictures available on request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Seven Keys to Baldpate (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1913. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Biggers on the front endpaper. Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Gilt intact on front board and spine, tissue guard frontis intact. Neat owner stamp to front endpaper, else a lovely copy of the author's first book. Housed in a custom paper slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        In Powder and Crinoline

      London : Hodder & Stoughton , 1913 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 164 pages. Presumed First Edition. Folio. In original green-grey cover boards, gilt designs to spine and upper cover. The toe and foot of spine panel are frayed, with a split in the front cover board along the front seam at the spine panel. This can easily be repaired by a bookbinder. Otherwise, binding is tight. Text block, interior pages and illustrated end papers are clean and unmarked. Small bookseller's sticker pasted to rear end paper. Front cover slightly faded but fully readable, rubbed at extremities from shelf wear. This is complete with 24 tissue guarded tipped-in illustrations by Nielsen.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        5 ALS.

      N. p., 1911-1913. - 8vo. 19 pp. Probably to Jella von Braun-Fernwald: "Ich bin seit ein paar Tagen wieder zurück und habe die Erinnerung an die schönen Tage in Wien und an die freundliche Aufnahme die ich dort besonders in Ihrem Hause hatte mitgebracht [.] Die vier Autographen, die Sie hiermit erhalten sind sämtlich meiner persönlichen Correspondenz entnommen [.] Frau Anna Lambrechts-Vos ist jene Holländerin deren 2 quartette bei unserem Preisausschreiben den Sieg davontrugen. Eines von diesen wurde vor zwei Jahren von dem Triester quartette in Wien gespielt. Ihr Mann taucht schon hier und da in den Concertprogrammen auf, als Componistin steht sie bestimmt im Vordergrunde gegenüber ihren Colleginnen [.]" (letter dated 5 April 1911). - "Nehmen Sie ja nicht mein Urtheil über den guten Malipiero zu genau; ich wünschte es ihm schon recht gerne, dass er ein Mann der Zukunft wäre - aber . heute stützt er sich noch auf zu viele fremde Schultern um als solcher gelten zu können. Wird er seinen Weg finden? Wer kann das sagen? Zeitgenossen sind immer befangen und unfreie Richter [.]" (letter dated 16 May 1911).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Madame Legros. Drama in drei Akten

      Lpz., K. Wolff (1913).. 3.-5. Tsd. 8°. 141 (1) S. OPbd. Mit eh., 4-zeil. Widmung von Heinrich Mann a. d. Titelbl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        OH SKIN-NAY! The Days of Real Sport

      Chicago: Volland, 1913 OH SKIN-NAY! The Days of Real Sport Illustrated by BRIGGS, Clare . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by BRIGGS, Clare. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mikandra Books]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Broadside, begins: "Los martirios de Madero. Huerta, Diaz Blanquet y los demas traidores Representan la Inquisicion en Mexico

      No place [Parral, Chihuahua]: No publisher/printer, no date [1913]. Folio extra (39.5 cm;15.5"). [1] p. Outrage and fear for the future fill this denunciation of those thought to be implicated in the assassination of President Madero and Vice-President José María Pino Suárez,. and the murder of Madero's brother. It is printed on very thin => red paper in triple-column format, with the center column (offering a shadowy, badly printed portrait of Madero at top) set in a smaller point size than the other two. No copies are located via NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, or the OPAC of the Mexican National Library. The attributed place of printing is based on the fact that it was part of a collection of manuscripts and other printed items all originating in Parral. Some minor tattering and crumpling of paper; rich color faded along part of one edge and at horizontal fold. At fold, one tear through four words, not costing letters; one hole at center costing portions of four words; one other small hole entirely interlinear.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules (Bohr). WITH: The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements (Moseley)

      London: Taylor & Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of two critical papers in developing our understanding of the atom: 1) all three parts of Bohr's landmark work marking the definitive break from using classical physics at the atomic level, often cited as the foundation of our modern understanding of the atom; 2) both parts of Moseley's groundbreaking work providing the scientific basis for our understanding of atomic numbers and the ordering of the periodic table. PMM 407 (Moseley). BOHR: "'On the constitution of atoms and molecules' was seminally important to physics. Besides proposing a useful model of the atom, it demonstrated that events that take place on the atomic scale are quantized: that just as matter exists as atoms and particles in a state of essential graininess, so also does the process. Process is discontinuous and the 'granule' of process- of electron motions within the atom, for example- is Plank's constant. The older mechanistic physics was therefore imprecise; though a good approximation that worked for large-scale events, it failed to account for atomic subtleties… Bohr was happy to force this confrontation between the old physics and the new. He felt that it would be fruitful for physics. Because original work is inherently rebellious, his paper was not only an examination of the physical world but also a political document. It proposed, in a sense, to begin a reform movement in physics… 'On the constitution of atoms and molecules,' so proudly and bravely titled- Part I mailed to Rutherford on March 6, 1913, Parts II and III finished and published before the end of the year- would change the course of twentieth-century physics. Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for the work" (Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 69-75). MOSELEY: "Moseley, working under Rutherford at Manchester, used the method of X-ray spectroscopy devised by the Braggs to calculate variations in the wavelength of the rays emitted by each element. These he was able to arrange in a series according to the nuclear charge of each element. Thus if the nuclear charge of hydrogen is 1, in helium it is 2, in lithium 3, and so on by regular progression to uranium at 92. These figures Moseley called atomic numbers. He pointed out that they also represented a corresponding increase in extra-nuclear electrons and that it is the number and arrangement of these electrons rather than the atomic weight that determines the properties of an element. It was now possible to base the periodic table on a firm foundation, and to state with confidence that the number of elements up to uranium is limited to 92" (Printing and the Mind of Man 407). "Moseley's fundamental discovery was a milestone in our knowledge of the constitution of the atom" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules. Parts I-III (all published). In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, and Journal of Science. Sixth Series, Vol. 26, No. 151, pp. 1-25; No. 153, pp. 476-502; No. 155, pp. 857-75. The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements, Parts I-II (all published). IN: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine. Sixth series, vol.26, no.156 (December 1913), pp.1024-1034; and Sixth series, vol.27, no.160 (April 1914), pp.703-713. London: Taylor and Francis, 1913-1914. Thick octavo, modern three-quarter calf in antique style, marbled boards. Two complete volumes: Vol. 26 (July-Dec. 1913) and Vol. 27 (Jan. - June 1914). Small corner chip to one page in Bohr paper (not affecting text), a few spots to another leaf; generally fine copies with no library stamps, very handsomely bound.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Les Cloches et Quelques Autres Poemes

      Paris: L'edition D'art H. Piazza, 1913. One of 400 copies only on Japan paper, this one has been rebound in full decorated leather by Rene Kieffer. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. 96 pages with 28 specially mounted colour plates by Dulac. Some wear to extremities and the gilt to the spine is somewhat worn. Nevertheless a wonderful bound book.. 1st French Edition. Leather. VG+/No Jacket. Illus. by Edmond Dulac. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. One of only 1000 hand-numbered copies on handmade Riccardi paper, specially bound and presented. With an engraved decorated title-page featuring a large and wide border frame in Arts & Crafts and William Morris style incorporating designs of intertwining vines, leaves and flowers. 8vo, IN A VERY FINE COSWAY STYLE BINDING, of crushed red morocco, the upper cover with an inlaid oval portrait of Shakespeare beautifully set into the cover and framed with gilt tooling, the covers with fine gilt bordering of triple gilt fillet lines and with a fourth inner gilt tooled line decorated with corner and central gilt tooled devices, central gilt floral tooling to the rear cover, the spine with raised bands separating the six compartments which are gilt tooled in panels and decorated with elaborate borders and with central gilt floral devices between gilt stippled bands, one compartment gilt lettered, gilt stippled board edges, wide turn-overs gilt tooled with floral corner pieces and gilt fillet lines designed in a frame pattern and with fine red moire silk end-leaves completing this beautiful binding, a.e.g. [iv], 78, [4]. Extremely fine, pristine and perfect. A superb AND BEAUTIFUL Cosway-style binding ON A HIGHLY IMPORTANT TEXT FINELY PRINTED AND DESIGNED. This beautiful printing of Shakespeare’s SONNETS is set in the Riccardi type by C.T. Jacobi and decorated with a beautifully designed and printed title-page. The presswork has been accomplished on fine Riccardi handmade paper. The text is that of the Oxford Edition, edited by W.J. Craig. The quality of this production, including both the beautiful Cosway styled binding and the fine press work, pays great tribute to what is arguably, the greatest body of poetry ever written in the English language.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Men of Mark

      London & New York: Duckworth & Co. & Mitchell Kennerley, , 1913. Quarto. Original linen-backed grey cloth, titles to front cover gilt. 33 tipped-in monochrome photogravure plates produced under the personal supervision of Coburn. Front cover lightly stained and marked, minor foxing to fore edge and preliminaries, otherwise internally clean and bright. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties

      Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1913. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, TEG, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with tissue-protected frontispiece drawing of Chicago in 1853.. Head and heel of spine have very slight shelf-wear, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 11. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxxiii, 137 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Princess Badoura. A Tale From the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.(1913)., 1913. FIRST DULAC EDITION. 4to. Beautiful copy in publisher's white cloth with bright elaborate blue and gilt decoration to upper and to very lightly faded spine; blue end papers. Neat and discreet owner's name. With 10 mounted colour plates, clean, brigh, mint condition, with their captioned tissues. Extremely light foxing to edges. Housed in its original, foxed and rubbed box with title and onlay illustration to lid and that has a side piece (about 2 inches) missing as well as a closed tear to a corner. The box did its work well in protecting the book which is superb and bright. Unusual thus. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Rendered Into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913]. First edition with Bull's illustrations. Each page decorated by René Bull, with 10 beautiful tipped-in colour plates within impressive gilt printed frames, numerous smaller pastedown colour vignettes, decorations and line drawings printed in blue. 4to, publisher’s lovely and original terra-cotta cloth embellished with elaborate lettering and pictorial decorations in bright gilt and blue on upper cover and spine. LXXV ff.+ plates An especially bright and appealing copy of this beautiful book, the cloth appearing unblemished and without wear and nearly as pristine, internally bright and fine, all plates, pastedowns and tissues pristine, only a hint of spotting and just at the prelims. A MARVELOUS ILLUSTRATED BOOK, NOW BECOMING SCARCE AND ESPECIALLY SO IN SUCH FINE AND BRIGHT CONDITION. Bull's illustrations for the Rubaiyat remain among the most evocative and beautiful ever accomplished. This book alone cements his reputation among the great book illustrators of the early twentieth century. The strikingly romantic text of the poem is greatly enriched by beautiful decorations which adorn every page of text. A truly passionate book.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Vanity Fair

      London- Hodder and Stoughton, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A stunningly illustrated copy of Thackeray's classic novel. Featuringa frontispiece and numerous further colour plates by Lewis Baumer, all tipped in and with captioned paper guards. Includingan illustrated title andendpapers, and a Cosway-style binding. With a dedicated monastic bookplate to the front pastedown. Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer (August 8, 1870 October 25, 1963) was a British caricaturist who worked for more than fifty years for the British magazine Punch, and illustrated dozens of early twentieth-century books. Here, he expertly captures thecharacteristics of Thackeray's satirical society. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Herowas first published in 184748, satirising society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. Like many novels of the time, Vanity Fair was published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1847 and July 1848. The parts resembled pamphlets, and contained the text of several chapters between outer pages of steel-plate engravings and advertising. Woodcut engravings, which could be set along with normal moveable type, appeared within the text. The same engraved illustration appeared on the canary-yellow cover of each monthly part; this colour became Thackeray's signature (as a light blue-green was Dickens'), allowing passers-by to notice a new Thackeray number in a bookstall from a distance. Vanity Fair was the first work that Thackeray published under his own name, and was extremely well received at the time. The original monthly numbers and later bound version featured Thackeray's own illustrations. Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive, an intention demonstrated through the book's narration and through Thackeray's private correspondence, and even before the last part of the serial was published, critics hailed the work as a literary treasure. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally very good, just some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Beautifully bright and clean throughout, with just some light spotting to the endpapers and textblock edge. A particularly enjoyable way to enjoy this marvellous novel. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1913 - SECONDA SERIE - ANNO XI .- numero 13 DICEMBRE 1913 ECCEZIONALE E RARO NUMERO SPECIALE ANTOLOGICO - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...), Napoli, Richard C., 1913

      238 x292, raffinata legatura in tela editorisale rosso mattone con monogrammi in oro sul pipatto. ottime condizioni, pp. 208 (2) con indici degli scritti e sopratutto delle LXV tavole fuori testo straordinarie.Vengono qui citati soltanto alcuni degli autorevoli autori e collaboratori (Colasanti A., E., Corradini, G.A. Borgese, Di Giacomo S., G. Papini, A. Guglielminetti, Bontempelli, Grazia Deledda, Alfredo Baruffi, Alfredo Panzini, Vittorio Pica, e tanti altri, Prestigiosi gli autori delle magnifiche tavole : CAMBELLOTTI, C. INNOCENTI; DANTE RICCI, A., TERZI, EDOARDO RUBINO, FRANCESCO NONNI, C.E. OPPO, EDOARDO DEL BONO, ANTONIO RIZZI, P. NOMELLINI, G. PREVIATI, ALDO MAZZA, ed tanti altri

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
 28.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Handbook of Middle American Indians

      22 volumes: volume 1, Natural Environment and Early Cultures: viii, 570pp with maps, tables, plates, illustrations and index with some foldouts; volume 2 and 3, Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica: [viii]+[560]-[viii]+[561]-1084pp with illustrations, plates tables, maps and index with some foldouts; volume 4, Archaeological Frontiers and External Connections: viii, 367pp with plates, illustrations, tables, maps and index, some foldouts; volume 5, Linguistics: 402pp with maps, some fold out and tables; volume 6, Social Anthropology: viii, 597pp with illustrations, maps, plates, figures, tables and index; Volume 7 and 8, Ethnology: [viii]+[576]+[viii]+[579]-965pp, with tables, maps, plates, figures, illustrations and index; volume 9 Physical Anthropology: viii+296pp with multiple foldout tables, maps (errata laid in) and index; volume 10 and 11, with over 103 figures, plates, drawings, illustrations, tables, maps and index; viii+[458]+[viii]+[459]-903pp with illustrations, figures, tables, maps, plates and index with some foldouts; volume 12, 13, 14 and 15, Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources: xiv+[462]pp; xiv+462pp; x+[310]+[xii]+[311]+724pp with over 103 figures, plates, illustrations, tables and index; volume 16, Sources Cited and Artifacts Illustrated:324pp; Supplement 1, Archaeology:xii+463pp with tables, maps, figures, illustrations, plates and index; Supplement 2, Linguistics: x+146pp; Supplement 3, Literatures: x+195pp with index; Supplement 4, Ethnohistory: vii+232pp with maps, tables and index; 5, Epigrphy: vi+195pp with maps, diagrams, tables and index; Ethnology: viii+340pp with maps, plates, diagrams, tables, bibliography and index. Quarto (10 3/4" x 7 1/2") issued in brick red cloth with silver and black stamping to spine. Robert Wauchope was the volumes general editor through volume 16 and Victoria Reifler Bricker became the general volume editor for the supplements. From the library of Professor George M Foster. 1st editions.This is an attempt at a definitive encyclopaedia of the environment, archaeology, ethnology, social anthropology, ethnohistory, linguistics and physical anthropology of the native peoples of Mexico and Central America. The Handbook was assembled at the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University with the aid of grants from the National Science Foundation.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:All volumes have Foster's stamp on front end paper, except the supplements 2 through 6 which are as new. An occasional word underlined by Foster in the texts. Jacket spines sunned. Supplement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and six issued without jackets. Over all a better than very good set in like jackets.  

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Works [Bombay Edition]

      1913. 1 of 500 Sets Signed by KiplingKIPLING, Rudyard. Works... London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913-1938. The Bombay Edition, limited to 500 complete sets signed by Kipling on the half-title to volume one. Thirty-one large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in; 235 x 160 mm). Printed by R.& R. Clark, Edinburgh from Florentine Press type on hand-made paper watermarked RK on each second leaf.Handsomely bound in the early 1990's in three quarter tan calf over cloth boards ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt in compartments. Red and green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set."Volume I is signed by Kipling; 1,050 copies of volumes I-XX were printed; 500 copies printed of each remaining volume" (Stewart).Stewart, p. 572. Livingstone, p. 454-456.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Works of Rudyard Kipling. The Bombay Edition in 25 volumes. Signed. Finely Bound

      London: Macmillan, 1913. Limited edition of 1050 sets. Published 1913 - 1919. Volume 1 signed by the author on half-title. 25 volumes large 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches). Contemporary three-quarter crushed green morocco, spines with 5 raised bands, lettered direct in gilt to two compartments, ornamentally blocked in gilt to 4 compartments, green cloth sides,top edges gilt others uncut. The bindings by Dulau & Co. Spines uniformly, and most attractively, sunned to olive. Narrow paint (?) mark to lower cover of 2 volumes. A beautiful set finely and strongly bound and very clean internally. This set was complete when issued, however as Kiping continued to write, a further 6 volumes were issued over the following 19 years. Volumes 1-6 shown; all the volumes are in the same condition.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        North American Indians Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839, Volumes I & II

      Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart and Company, 1913. Two volume set, ix, [3], 298pp; xii, 303pp, bound in original gilt illustrated maroon cloth covers, with gilt illustrated spines.. Collated and complete with 320 color engravings from original paintings by the author, as called for [including the folding map, and two full page maps, all in Very Good++ condition] all with colors still bright, top edges gilt. Owners name on front free endpapers, occasional pencil marking, light foxing on preliminary pages. Includes a 1931 map of the Indian Reservations tipped-in back, along with a 1948 news article laid-in, in a protective mylar sleeve.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        L'Oeuvre Grave et Lithographie De Steinlen Catalogue descriptif et analytique suive d'un Essai de Bibliographie et d'Iconographie de son Oeuvre Illustre

      Paris: Societe de Propogation des Livres D'Art, 1913. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. gray stiff wrappers, cloth spine. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Steinlen, Theophile-Alexander. [[XV] 228 pages. 33 x 25.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 255 of 500 on papier d'Alfa. Preface by Roger Marx. There are three original etchings, and seven original lithographs. Also presented are etchings, monotypes, original lithographs [prints, musical covers, posters and book cover designs]. FREITAG 9143. Text in French. Partly unopened, interior contents clean, printed on glossy stock, cloth backstrip, contents loosely inserted in stiff printed wrappers with pictorial medallion of Naoum Aronson.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office/GPO, 1913 Rail survey for possible routes in Alaska. Volume 118, 172 pages with all eight foldout maps present. Missing the title page. Volume 119, all laid in sixteen maps and three prifiles present. Each volume within the original tan buckram bindings. Cloth bidings soiled. Ex-library with pockets removed. Call numbers on spine. Maps appear unused. A very good set, seldom found with the maps.. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Irish Home Rule, together with The Liberal Government and Naval Poilcy. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill,M.P., First Lord of The Admiralty (March 1912)

      London: The Liberal Publication Department. 1913, 1913. FIRST EDITIONS. Two rare pamphlets. Bound in an annual volume of similar works entitled 'Publications for the Year', with new general title page, in publisher's utitlity binding of quarter green morocco over boards, titled in gilt to spine. Shows some wear, rubbed at joints, chipped to head of spine. Complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Trade, The House of Lords, and International Relations and Armaments. Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George,a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets. Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover bound in.16pp: The Liberal Government with both covers bound in, 24pp.Two rare items from Churchill's early political career bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with the other issues of the period. . Woods A20(a), & A21. See also Cohen.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        SANGAR. TO LINCOLN STEFFENS (The DEDICATION Copy Inscribed to Lincoln Steffens)

      Riverside, CT: Hillacre, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Very Good original and fragile slipcase with some loss. In a specially made Fine cloth clamshell box. Small quarto (6-1/2" x 9-3/4"); dark brown paper boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; publisher's cardboard slipcase. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Lincoln Steffens with tissue guard. One of only 500 copies of Reed's first book, a poem subtitled "The mad recreant knight of the west." This is the dedication copy, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Reed as well as by each of the publishers, Frederick C. and Anne D. Bursch, in ink on the dark grey front endpaper. Reed writes: "To Stef --/who might not have done it/if he had known that this/was to be the result./He aimed at peace and accomplished literature./From the author/Jack Reed." John Reed was perhaps the best known left-wing American journalist of the twentieth century; he was portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film REDS, nominated for twelve Academy Awards and winner of three, which centered on Reed's life, his romance with Louise Bryant, and his early death at 33 in Moscow. Lincoln Steffens gained fame as one of the earliest muckrakers, exposing corruption in business and government. The publishers have each INSCRIBED the book on the same leaf: "To Stef/who did it that Jack Reed/might write it, that/Billy S[ ] might make/a book of it and that/Frederick C. Bursch might/get a bit of the glory of it." And: "Dear Lincoln Steffens,/This is the/one reason so far that I have found/why I should be grateful for the/existence of Jack Reed./Ann Denise Bursch." Steffens's complex and, ultimately, doomed effort to mediate in the infamous 1911 McNamara trial in Los Angeles inspired Reed's composition of this "Christian allegory." The McNamara brothers, John and James, leaders of the radical international association of bridge and structural iron workers union, were indicted for the 1910 dynamiting of the LOS ANGELES TIMES building which killed twenty people. Initially supporters of the McNamaras protested that the charges against the brothers were trumped up and that the deadly explosion was attributable to faulty maintenance by management. But as the trial dragged on even the brothers' own lawyer, Clarence Darrow, grew convinced of their guilt. It was at this point that Steffens interceded (at whose request remains unclear to this day), confident that some permutation of the "golden rule" could be applied to resolve the case to the satisfaction of both sides and that the residual benefit of such a "Christianly" settlement would be a dialogue between capital and labor. But Steffens's meddling apparently infuriated Judge Bordwell, who tossed the book at the McNamaras even after they'd altered their pleas to guilty expecting to be shown leniency. Both brothers received lengthy prison terms. Steffens was blasted from all sides. Capital -- led by Harrison Gray Otis, proprietor of the TIMES, and Theodore Roosevelt -- thumbed their noses at him, as did labor, cheerleaded by Emma Goldman and Max Eastman, who charged Steffens with sanctimonious naivetÈ for collaborating with the anti-McNamara forces. Reed's position was more ambiguous and he composed SANGAR ostensibly in praise of his mentor's work in Los Angeles. Reed went so far as to read SANGAR aloud to Steffens in a Greenwich Village restaurant prior to sending it off to POETRY magazine, where Harriet Monroe not only published it but gave it an award. But twenty years later when he wrote his autobiography, and Reed was many years dead, Steffens took no pride in the dedication. "John Reed, my own boy," he noted, "wrote a fierce poem, 'Sangar,' denouncing me.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        British Diving Ducks (Complete in 2 Volumes)

      Longmans`s Green and Co. London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta, 1913. Very good. Ex-library. Very smart red half-morocco and cloth binding with five raised bands, gilt ruling and black gilt lettered calf tiles to spines. Small corner missing to upper board of volume I. Coin sized library stamps throughout. Vol` I - xv prelims, 141pp; Vol` II - xii prelims, 164pp.. First printing. 398 of only 450 copies printed.. Hard. Elephant folio. 16 1/4".. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Boite a Joujoux. Ballet pour Enfants

      Paris: Durand et Cie, 1913. Boards. Very Good+. Andre Helle. Andre Helle. Boards. A charming copy of Debussy's ballet score (piano reduction only) for La Boite a Joujoux, with delightful color pochoire illustrations by Andre Helle. The ballet was inspired by Debussy's daughter and her toys and toybox. This was one of Debussy's final works, and the ballet was in fact not staged until after his death, with costumes and decor by Helle. Published in hardbound and softbound editions, this copy has been recased in tan paper-covered boards with Helle's illustrated title affixed to front cover. The original paper covers are bound in. In very good plus condition with a few small closed tears on the lower margin of a few pages, and some pages partially separated from binding. 10 x 13 inches. 48 pages. MUS/040513.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Noble and Joyous Book Entytled Le Morte Darthur

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, (1913). Folio. (4), xxiv, 502pp. One of 145 copies. Printed in Subiaco type. The text is from Caxton's edition of 1485. Illustrated with two full-page woodcuts at the beginning and end of the book and twenty-seven smaller woodcuts in the text, drawn by Charles M. and Margaret Gere. Graily Hewitt designed "two or three alphabets of fine initials" (as described in Hornby's bibliography) for this book, and they are printed alternately in red and blue. The largest book of the Press, and the first in three colors. Sydney Cockerell called it "a glorious piece of printing... The presswork is miraculous." Emery Walker called it "magnificent... it shows that England is still ahead of the world in fine printing." In the original binding of full brown cowhide. Spine in six compartments, with titling in gilt on the spine and a single gilt edge rule. Very light foxing along edge of text block, else a fine copy, uncommon thus in the publisher's binding. Housed in chemise and cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A BOY'S WILL. Inscribed

      London: David Nutt, 1913 Presentation Copy of the First Edition of the author's first book, preceded only by the legendary Twilight [1894] of which only one copy is known. Neatly & succinctly inscribed in blue-black fountain pen on the half-title to friend & admirer George Crosbie. "For Crosbie / from / Frost". Most of Crosbie's Frost collection was given to Blair Academy [new Jersey] in 1988. A fine copy in the original cream linen wrappers, a bit dusty but otherwise quite nice. Binding D [with 4-petaled flowers]. 1 of only 686 copies of 1000 printed, with "Printed in Great Britain" rubber-stamped on the copyright page. Custom cloth case with chemise. Clymer and Green p. 20; Crane A2.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        LEILA: A Tale

      London: Privately Printed for Thomas J. Wise, 1913. First edition thus. Fine. One of 30 copies. Fine in printed wraps with 35 numbered pages following the half-title, title and publisher's note. Originally written circa 1830, but first published here in 1913, then collected in a new book of both Browning's works in 1914. Last copies at auction were in1946, '67 and '78. With 21 copies held by various institutions this is likely one of a handful of copies left in private collections. A rare work by Barrett, one of the most popular Victorian poets. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Village in the Jungle

      London: Edward Arnold,, 1913. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine rolled, cloth rubbed, a little wear at ends of spine, two dark spots to upper board, spotting to endpapers and title page. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lytton Strachey on the front free endpaper, "To G. L. S. from L. S. W. 21 Feb 1913", and with Strachey's bookplate on the front pastedown. Beginning in 1904, Woolf spent seven years in the colonial administration of Ceylon, a period he later described as his "anti-imperialist education". "Striving to improve the lives of the villagers with an efficiency that was at times ruthless, he became increasingly ambivalent about his government's mismanagement of jungle agriculture, the absurdity of one civilization imposing itself on another, and the hypocrisy of the British failure to prepare its colony for self-government. Returning on leave to England in 1911, Woolf began The Village in the Jungle, a novel that movingly reflected these concerns. He became involved again in London with his Cambridge friends and relatives who now made up the Bloomsbury group" (ODNB), including Lytton Strachey, who would remain a close friend of Leonard and his soon-to-be-wife, Virginia Stephen. A wonderful association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Mentor: Serials # 1 Thru # 215: 1913 - 1921: In 9 Volumes

      New York [1913-1921]: The Mentor Association. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Thus Collectible. H Half Leather. Very Good-. 9 volumes, containing the first 215 numbers of The Mentor. 9 volumes in half black leather over green boards, gilt spine titling, 4to, approx 500pp/volume. Profusely illustrated. A scarce substantial run of this american literary magazine. (some scoffing, wear and rubbing to spines and gutters, page edge/margins trimmed to fit binding). A heavy and large set, shipping & handling at cost.

      [Bookseller: Vashon Island Books]
 43.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1913.. Original decorated cloth, t.e.g. Photogravure frontis. Very slightly worn, but a near-fine copy in a full morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. From the collection of Frederick B. Adams, Jr., with his bookplate (designed by Rockwell Kent). First edition of Hardy's last collection of stories, collected from the first appearances in periodicals. One of four presentation copies recorded by Purdy, with the author's inscription on the front free endsheet: "Edmund Gosse from Thomas Hardy. October: 1913." PURDY, pp. 151-6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Changed Man: The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

      MacMillan and Co., Limited, London, 1913., 1913. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; with map of Wessex. Frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth, gilt decoration to upper board, top edge gilt. In the original printed dust-jacket. Book is fine, but for some offset browning from flaps, neat ink name hidden beneath. The fragile paper jacket has some ships to the extremities and a loss to the foot of the spine, several closed tears. Presentable nonetheless. A remarkable survival. Purdy p.151-157

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.