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      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1913. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition with no wrapper. Maroon boards, white lettering to front cover and spine. Colour pictorial onlay to front cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. 94 pages. Small format. Spine lightly browned. Small scuff to rear cover (hardly noticeable). A few hinges cracked. A couple of faint margin marks but overall a bright clean copy of the first edition. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Panurge. [Subtitle]: Haulte farce musicale en 3 actes de MM. Georges Spitzmüller et Maurice Boukay. [Music by Massenet]

      [Paris]: [Printed by J. Minot]. [1913]. Original lithographic poster by Charles-Lucien Léandre (1862-1934), signed and dated 1913 in the stone. 89 x 61.5 cms. (35.5" x 25"). & & Laid down to board. Minor wear to edges; some light staining to upper edge and right corner. . "Panurge, which should have been a popular farce in the lineage of Cendrillon and Don Quichotte, never achieved any success despite the usual masterly timing which Massenet deploys. The adventures and misunderstandings of Panurge and his wife Colombe make excellent operatic comedy. But perhaps the grossièreté of Rabelais is more literary than theatrical. In truth this final endearing comedy, which had to compete for attention with such novelties as Le sacre du printemps when it was first performed, has never been put to a fair test on the stage." Hugh Macdonald et al in Grove online& & A striking image of the rogue Panurge, sung by Vanni Marcoux, created for the premiere of the opera at the Théâtre de la Gaîté on April 25, 1913. & & "The artist Léandre (1862-1934), born in Normandy, began his career in Paris painting decorative pictures for hotels, then studied at the Beaux-Arts with Cabanel... [He] was known for his caricatures, many of which he drew for the periodical Le Rire. A street in Montmartre bears his name and a statue of him was erected in Paris after his death." Broido: French Opera Posters 42.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Sons and Lovers

      London: Duckworth, 1913. First Edition. Cloth. First Impression of Lawrence's first major novel (third overall), as well as the "major British Bildungsroman of the modernist period. . . . , [and the] first major, canonical British novel by a writer born into the working class." (Literary Encyclopedia) 8vo: vii,[1],423,[1],20pp, including publisher's advertisements, as required. Original navy blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, upper cover paneled in blind and lettered in gilt, lower cover with publisher's colophon in blind, custom morocco-backed slipcase stamped in gilt. Roberts lists three states of the first impression with no clear priority. However, only examples of the first state, with cancel title page dated 1913, and the second state, with undated integral title page, have been found as review copies, suggesting the third state, with integral dated title page, came later. Our copy is in Roberts's first state, with dated title page tipped in. Near Fine or better, slight spine lean, minor losses to spine gilt, browning to pp. 72-73 where a clipping was laid in. Roberts A4. MacDonald B16. Connolly 21. & "One of the major stories of twentieth-century British social history was the migration by a large part of the population from the working into the middle class, with all the forgetting and feelings of dispossession attendant on such movements. Sons and Lovers explored this shift, and the novel was important to many later writers, perhaps especially in that fulcrum decade for change in British society, the 1950s." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        A History of Chess

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1913. Large octavo. Original navy blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial design to upper board in blind. Frontispiece, illustrations and chess board diagrams throughout. Cloth rubbed and dulled, spine and edge of upper board faded, spots to lower board, partial tanning to free endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of this important volume, an original and comprehensive history of the game and the first publication of the theory that chess originated in India.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1913. No. 1 OF 12 COPIES ON VELLUM, 10 of which were for sale (along with 1,000 copies on paper). Hardcover. 235 x 165 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). Two volumes. No. 1 OF 12 COPIES ON VELLUM, 10 of which were for sale (along with 1,000 copies on paper). Publisher's flexible vellum, flat spine, green silk ties, three vellum flyleaves at front and back of first volume, and two at front and back of second, both volumes ENTIRELY UNOPENED. Printed in Riccardi Fount Number II. Ransom, p. 396. Spines slight soiled, half a dozen or so small dark brown specks to covers, boards a bit splayed, three ties missing in whole or in part, but (not surprisingly) in outstanding condition internally, the unopened text in as close to original condition as one is likely to find. This is copy #1 of a luxurious printing of Pater's account of the spiritual and aesthetic journey of a fictional citizen of Marcus Aurelius' Rome who examines Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Theism before finally embracing Christianity. According to Day, "like his creator, Marius is an idealist, seeking to transcend the sordidness of his real world. . . . Yeats considered this work 'the only great prose in modern English.'" Although Pater (1839-94) was an unusually shy and retiring academic, he wrote about his ideal of the aesthetic life and his love for beauty in such passionate and polished prose that his writings developed a significant following that included the Pre-Raphaelites. Britannica says that "at the time of his death Pater exercised a remarkable and a growing influence among that necessarily restricted class of persons who have themselves something of his own love for beauty and the beautiful phrase. . . . The cumulative richness and sonorous depth of his language harmonized intimately with his deep and earnest philosophy of life; and those who can sympathize with a nervous idealism will always find inspiration in his sincere and sustained desire to 'burn with a hard, gem-like flame,' and to live in harmony with the highest." Although unillustrated, the present item, like other vellum printings from the press, has significant visual and tactile appeal. While there is no indication here of who might have owned this volume originally, the first numbered copy from the deluxe version of a private press printing would normally be reserved for a person of some importance.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Happy Prince and Other Stories

      London: Duckworth and Co.,. 1913. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F Signed Limited Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 134pp. The Signed Limited Edition of just 260 copies. ilt title lettering. This copy has been rebound in a hard vellum coloured boards. The original central section from the front board has been laid into the center of the new binding, and the original rather worn spine has been laid onto the new spine. The original decorative endpapers have been preserved. With light sporadic foxing. Lots of in-text illustration and each of the five stories is introduced by a decorated initial. Previous owner's inscription dated Xmas 1917 on a blank prelim.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière tome XXVI

      Masson 1913 Grand et fort in-octavo relié demi-chagrin moderne gris perle, pièce de titre de chamois fonçé. Exemplaire en parfait état fleurs de coins et francs de coupes. Très belle iconographie, nombreuses planches hors-texte en héliogravure et figures in-texte. - Patronage scientifique : J. Babinski - Gilbert Ballet - E. Brissaud - Dejerine - E. Dupré - A. Fournier - Grasset - Joffroy - Pierre Marie - Albert Pitres - Raymond - Emmanuel Régis - Jules Seglas - très nombreuses planches hors-texte et très nombreuses figures in-texte - articles de : Abadie - André Thomas - Austregesilo - Babinski - Bacaloglu - Barbé - Basta - Baumel - Benon - Bertolotti - Boks - Bouttier - Aloysio de Castro - Carlos Chagas - René Charon - J. Charpentier - Stephen Chauvet - Ciuffini - Cluzet - Courbon - Déjerine - P. Denès - Dustin - Maurice Dide - Faure-Beaulieu - E. Felstein - M. Goldstein - L. Gravier - Haskovec - Jarkowski - Jumentié - Klippel - Laignel-Lavastine - La Salle Archambault - P. Lereboullet - André Léri - Juliette Levèque - Adrien Lippens - Margarot - Pierre Marie - G. Marinesco - P. Mersey - Egas Moniz - A. Pitres - Radovici - G. Rauzier - Rebattu - Rotstadt - Roubinovitch - Snessareff - A. Souques - Vaucher - Zaharescu - Tables des auteurs, des planches et des matières. 511 pp. Il est extrèmement rare de trouver de nos jours des volumes de cette série dans un tel état de fraicheur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Antarctic DaysSketches of the homely side of polar life by two of Shackleton's men. Illustrated by the Authors, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton

      London: Andrew Melrose 3 York Street, Covent garden, W.C. 1913. First Limited Edition; 4to; pp. [ii] (blank), xxii (last blank), 200 (last colophononly), 4 mounted coloured plates with printed tissue interleaves, 33 b/w. plates, 8 full-page illustrations, several chanties, scores & head illustrations, signed by both authors and Sir Ernest Shackleton on the half title page, original light blue linen covered beveled boards, title lettered in gilt on spine and front board, with facsimile signatures in gilt of Murray and Marston on front board, and a mounted coloured illustration of an iceberg on front board, top edges gilt, others uncut, covers a little worn and faded otherwise a very good copy. Rare Special deluxe edition limited to 280 numbered copies, this copy being number 77.Renard, 1121, Spence, 830.

      [Bookseller: Time Booksellers]
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        Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men and Introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton

      London: Andrew Melrose 1913, 1st Trade Edition. () xxi,199pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with half tone plates (including frontispiece) from photos and illustrations in the text from drawings. A touch of very little foxing and toning to the first few pages otherwise a clean copy. Rosove 236.A2; Spence 831. A classic Antarctic narrative by two members of Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition. This being the first trade edition. Very scarce..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss

      Yokohama: Japan Herald Press 1913, 1st edition. (Hardcover) xiv, [1],394,[1]. Very good. Octavo. Illustrated with plates from paintings (including frontispiece and folding coloured tract chart at rear). Original red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and gilt lettering on spine in mylar protector. A contemporary hand written list, with page numbers, entitled "Items I noted in Venturesome Voyages" tipped in on front free endpaper. News clippings describing the "Trevessa" shipwreck tipped in on back endpapers. Covers slightly rubbed. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. A bright, tight and clean copy. A narrative of Capt. Voss's sea voyages aboard the "Xora", "Tilikum" and the "Sea Queen" describing his trip from Victoria B.C. To the Cocos Island in search of treasure, culminating in a forty thousand mile journey to Australia, New Zealand, New Hebrides and Japan. Due to an earthquake in Yokohama around the date this book was published there are probably very few copies remaining..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Interpretation of Dreams

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1913. Authorised Translation of the Third Edition with Introduction by A. A. Brill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Cloth rubbed, wear to corners, short split to the edge of the upper board, spine toned and a little frayed at the head and tail, contents faintly toned. A very good copy. First English language edition, first printing, US issue. This important translation was published simultaneously in the UK and was Freud's introduction to the English-speaking world.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt, 1913. First edition. Cream paper covered boards, title and author and ruled border to cover printed in red. In glassene wrapper with minor tear. Well protected by handsome new chemise and slipcase. Tiny nick at head of backstrip. A near fine copy of a rare book . pp. [x], 50, [2] Although notoriously hard to ascertain, this is most likely a second issue without the 'Printed in Great Britain' stamp. Loosely tipped in is a letter from the scholar and bookseller Angus O'Neill, dated 22.xi '82 giving detailed bibliographical information about the different issues of the first edition.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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      1913. 1. O'NEILL,ROSE. THE KEWPIES THEIR BOOK written and illustrated by Rose O'Neill. NY: Frederick Stokes (Nov. 1913). 4to (8 1/4 x 11"), boards, pictorial paste-on, slightest bit of rubbing else near Fine condition. 1st edition of this early Kewpie book. Illustrated by O'Neill with pictorial endpapers, cover plate, plus numerous 2-color illustrations on every page depicting the adventures of the Kewpies. Sold with the book is a BOXED SET OF 3 KEWPIE HANDKERCHIEFS! The hankies measure 10 3/4" square and are silk screened with color images of the Kewies and their friends. The publisher's box, which has flaps strengthened, has a great pictorial cover of the Kewpies. Nice copies of the book are quite scarce and the boxed hankies are rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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      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]
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        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.]
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      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.]
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      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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.

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        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.

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      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]
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      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]
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        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.

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        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]

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        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]
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        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.]
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        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.

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        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).

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        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.

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        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.

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        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]
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        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.

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        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.

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      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.

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        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. '

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        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 .

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        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'.

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        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.

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