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        RAILWAY ROUTES IN ALASKA; MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING REPORT OF ALASKA RAILWAY COMMISSION; 62nd CONGRESS, 3d SESSIONA, 1912-1913; HOUSE DOCUMENTS, VOLUMES 118 and 119

      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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        A CHANGED MAN, THE WAITING SUPPER, AND OTHER TALES, CONCLUDING WITH THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID

      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-]
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        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]
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        HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. [Presentation copy from Elisabeth Bergner to Sir John Gielgud.] Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene Delacroix

      Leipzig: Im Inselverlag. MDCCCCXIII, 1913 [GIELGUD, Sir John]. SHAKESPEARE. HAMLET. Prinz Von Daenmark. Mit 16 Lictdrucktafeln nach den Lithographieen von Eugene Delacroix. First Edition Thus. Large Folio [13 inches wide by 18 inches tall]. Limited edition of 100 numbered copies on Van Gelder paper, this being copy Number 41. Full morocco, the spine elaborately decorated in gilt, front panel titled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A very nice example. Presentation copy from Elisabeth Bergner to Sir John Gielgud. A preliminary blank bears an inscription presenting the Book to Bergner in Berlin, 1927, underneath this is an inscription which simply reads: "To John / from Elisabeth / London, Christmas 1973". Elisabeth Bergner (1900, Vienna -1986, London). Famous early German stage actress & film star, made her stage debut in Zurich in 1919, appeared in Vienna, Munich, Berlin, & later on Broadway. Big break in 1924 with stage production of Shaw's Saint Joan. Bergner made several films from 1933 in England & France. Her film Catherine the Great [1934] was banned in Germany for featuring "émigré Jews." At the height of her career, she was called by Alexander Woolcott, "probably the ablest actress living today". Nominated for an Oscar in 1935 for her performance in ESCAPE ME NEVER. A British Citizen since 1938. Sir John Gielgud's copy - completely appropriate & intriguing as Gielgud's career was distinguished by his numerous performances as Hamlet. An important association copy, inscribed to Gielgud from a close friend & important actress.. Signed. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        CHANCE: A Tale In Two Parts (VERY FINE COPY)

      London: Methuen, 1913. Conrad, Joseph. CHANCE. London: Methuen, 1914 [1913]. First Edition. A VERY FINE example of Conrad's first major success, the book which brought his earlier novels to the attention of the reading public. It is his only novel with a female protagonist and the tale, despite lessened collector interest over the years in favor of such works of genius as LORD JIM and HEART OF DARKNESS, can be viewed as a minor masterpiece if only for its intriguing attempt to bring to female psychology the kind of insight Conrad so strongly succeeded in bringing to his male characters. This copy is completely unrubbed and unmarked, a stunning survival in this condition given it lacks the rare dustjacket. CHANCE was printed in 1913 but most copies (as here) sport the title page as a stub-borne cancel dated 1914 (made necessary by delays in production; only a few dozen copies still exist with the original 1913 title and we've never seen a truly fine example). This copy is also in the binding state with the imprint showing the "U" in Methuen. It has adverts dated Autumn 1918. Although the bibliographic points on this title are fun to discuss (for some) if one has a passion for variations in the design of a publisher's imprint as stamped on the spine (sometimes books are bound at more than one location using different stamping tools) or adverts (they are insertions without any reliability; we never use them as bibliographic proof for anything). This is the 21st century and, unless you have the true integral 1913 title page, nothing really matters here except condition, condition, condition. Housed in a nice quarter morocco slipcase.. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. VERY FINE.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        The Decorative Art Of Leon Bakst

      London: The Fine Art Society, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. vellum and marbled boards, gilt decorated panels at corner and backstrip, green leather spine printed in gilt. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Bakst, Leon. 49 pages in text. Folio, 41 x 28 cm. Inscribed and signed in ink by Leon Bakst in 1921 beneath his frontispiece portrait. Fifty tipped-in color lithographs, and twenty-seven tipped-in black and white plates, mounted on gray paper. Notes on the Ballet by Jean Cocteau. Translated from the French by Harry Melvill. Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg (Bakst), painter and stage designer realized his greatest artistic success in the Alesandrinksy and Maryinsky theaters, and latter from 1901 to 1921 with Diaghilev at the Ballet Russe where he designed more productions than any other artist. Theater and costume designs for more than ten ballet works appear here. Printed in red and black. Interior contents fresh and clean, & small chips to paper of front cover and leather spine label.& & Bookplate and signature of Lois Sturt [1900-1937], presumably inscribed by Bakst to her. The Hon. Lois Sturt, later Lady Tredegar, was an actress, the daughter of Humphrey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Arlington. She became the lover of Reginald, 15th Earl of Pembroke, and of Prince George, the Duke of Kent. She married Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar in 1928. The inscription reads, "Le vondlais etre quelque chose dans la beaute de votre talent, car la beaute tout court vous etes arriver au summum.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Works of Francis Thompson

      London,: Burns and Oates no date, but, 1913.. Three volumes, octavo, each volume with frontispiece, titles in red and black, top edges gilt; very good condition, bound in Riviere tree calf, edges in gilt, spine with raised bands, decorated ornately in gilt, red and green morocco labels, ornate dentelles with marbled endpapers, some scattered foxing. Francis Thompson (1859-1907) the celebrated 19th. century English poet spent his life battling with ill health and poverty.The first volume includes a Note by Francis Thompson's Literary Executor signed W.M., presumably Wilfred Meynell, best known as the editor of Merrie England, the poetry magazine. Wilfred and Alice Meynell are credited to have found Thompson when he was living on the street, addicted to opium. They provided him with housing and helped him publish his poetry, recognising his talent.The set has three frontispieces, all portraits of Thompson. The first volume, a photographic etching of Thompson at age nineteen, the second volume includes an engraving from a drawing by Neville Lytton artist and the 3rd Earl of Lytton; the final a later portrait of Thompson from a sketch by Everard Meynell who wrote The Life of Francis Thompson (1913) also published by Burns & Oats.First edition, sixth thousand, in a beautiful Riviere binding.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        RUBAIYAT

      [London]: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1913]. Minor foxing to text block edges and a few pages, small snag to upper joint, VG. Unpaged. Illustrated by Rene Bull with 10 full-page tipped-in color plates. 19 smaller mounted color plates and many line drawings and borders. 4to. Bound in publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles and overall designs in gilt and blue Potter 99.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        Sons and Lovers

      Duckworth, London, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. First edition, second state - title is a cancel, lacking the ads at the rear (no doubt discarded when rebound). Finely rebound in full brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Foxing to first few pages and page edges, but mostly clean otherwise. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 043197. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline;

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,], [1913]. the illustration entitled "'Your Soul!—My Soul!' they kept saying in hollow tones... Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, else fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 148 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Works, The

      1913. A Finely Bound Set of J. M. Barrie - the Creator of Peter PanBARRIE, J.M. The Kirriemuir Edition of the Works of J.M. Barrie. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Limited to One Thousand Sets, numbered and signed by the publishers. Ten large octavo volumes (9 3/16 x 6 3/8 inches: 234 x 160 mm.). Late twentieth century three-quarter tan morocco over marbled boards ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A fine set.Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland is the birthplace of Peter Pan's creator, JM Barrie. Barrie was a local handloom-weaver's son, born in a little whitewashed cottage at 9 Brechin Road, which is looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, and displays his writing desk, photos and newspaper clippings. The wash-house outside - romantically billed as Barrie's first "theatre" - was apparently the model for the house built by the Lost Boys for Wendy in Never-Never Land."Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys. He is also credited with popularizing the name "Wendy," which was uncommon (especially for girls) in both Britain and America before he gave it to the heroine of Peter Pan. He was made a baronet in 1913; his baronetcy was not inherited. He was made a member of the Order of Merit in 1922" (Wikipedia. Fully and solidly referenced).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        THE WORKS OF J. M. BARRIE

      London/New York:: Hodder and Stoughton,. 1913. First edition thus. The Kirriemuir Edition of his works in 10 volumes. One of 1,000 copies SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Includes AULD LICHT IDYLLS; A WINDOW IN THRUMS/MARGARET OGILVY; PETER AND WENDY; BETTER DEAD/AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN; TOMMY AND GRIZEL; WHEN A MAN'S SINGLE; MY LADY NICOTINE; SENTIMENTAL TOMMY; THE LITTLE MINISTER ; and THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD. Original bindings with top edges gilt, cloth spine and paper-covered boards. Corners a little rubbed, some minor edgewear, offsets on endpapers, and some of the volumes have minor soiling on boards, otherwise a very good set and scarce in the original bindings.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann,, 1913. With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Quarto (285 × 226 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in crushed crimson half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. With 44 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The North Pole and Bradley Land

      Philadelphia: Campion and Company 1913, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 91,(3). Very good. Tall Octavo (approximately 26.5cm tall) in original gilt lettered brick red cloth; top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened. Scarce in this condition. "With the compliments of the author" slip tipped at front. Arctic Bibl. 999. An attempt by the author to prove that Cook was the first to reach the North Pole..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        BIRDS OF A COUNTRY PALATINE

      THE Wild Life Publishing Company, London 1913 - Hand-Signed by Famous Birdologist way back in 1913 - BEING A CAMERA RECORD OF BIRDS FOUND, INFREQUENTLY FOR THE MOST PART, IN THE COUNTRY OF LANCASTER. - Stated on Full Title Page: ALFRED TAYLOR: FELLOW AND MEDALLIST OF THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN. - Hand Signed, beautifully to Half-Title Page: Yours Sincerely - Alfred Taylor. - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: Original cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front board, in a very nice condition. Inlaid illustration of a tawny owl to the upper board is also in a very nice condition. Decorative blind tooling all round, front and rear boards and spine. Light bumping to extremities and very light soling in general. The overall condition of the boards is very nice. There are 148 pages and these are all in a remarkably clean condition. Whomever owned this book took a great deal of care when they had it. There are no faults to report on the inside of this book. All the pages are clean and tightly bound. There are 30 large tipped-in photographic plates, and numerous illustrations throughout. The birds that are reported historically are: The Curlew, The Golden Plover, The Merlin, The Sparrow-Hawk, The Long-Eared Owl, The Tawny Owl, The Barn Owl, The Cuckoo, The Woodcock, The Heron, The Kingfisher, The Pied Wagtail, The Missel-Thrush and The Ring Ousel. - Top edge of pages is decorated in gold. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arabella's Beautiful Books]
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        Scènes de la vie de bohème (tirage unique à 100 exemplaires - Lettre autographe signée de l'auteur - reliure signée)

      - Aquarelles de A. Robaudi mises en couleurs par l'artiste. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires sur papier du Marais, ici N°7. Paris L. Carteret éditeur (ancienne librairie Conquet), 1913. Au format grand in 8 comprenant XIV + 417 pages + table, intérieur bien blanc et frais. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Henry Murger à Mr Boyer, relative à l'une de ses pièces de théâtre : « Comme tu ne peux pas lire mon écriture, je ne t'envoie pas mon premier acte. J'irai à Paris quand j'aurai retrouvé le second. L'ouvrage en aura trois. ». Le tout est dans une superbe reliure mosaïquée signée « Dervois » en plein maroquin vert bronze (dos tourné au marron), dos lisse orné de motifs dorés et mosaïqués, plats avec quadruple filets double dorés avec motifs angulaires, intérieur des plats en plein maroquin violine orné de motifs dorés et de pastilles de couleurs mosaïquées, garde de soie, tranches des plats à double filets dorés, tête haute dorée, couvertures et dos illustrés conservés, emboitage. À noter l'adjonction des différents résultats de l'ouvrage aux enchères et d'un superbe portrait de Henry Murger volant. Pièce de bibliophilie exceptionnelle.

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
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        THE CONQUEST ... BY A NEGRO PIONEER

      Lincoln, Nebraska: The Woodruff Press, (1913.) . 2nd printing. . Very good in dark blue cloth with white lettering (lettering rubbed and illegible on the spine), some wrinkling to the cloth (binding flaw.) Uncommon. . African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux's first book, a self-published novel with a very strong autobiographical influence: Micheaux was a Nebraskan farmer, who eventually lost his land as a victim of fraud. Later, realizing the growing importance of the moving picture industry, he wrote. produced and directed several films with all-black casts, and even financed the films himself. The second printing of this landmark book was just 2 weeks after the first, and is notable both as an early work by an African American who was a pioneer in many different ways, and for its early Nebraska imprint. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and 15 photographic plates, mostly of scenes of ranching or farming in Nebraska (all plates are present, but 2 are inserted at different pages than indicated in the list of illustrations.)

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        Stolitsa I Usadba [The Capital and the Mansion] [Russian Magazine]

      Petrograd: Printed By R. Golike and A. Vilborg. 1913. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. F Limited to 1500 Copies. S Soft Cover. Fair. In Russian, printing limited to 1500 copies. Complete run of this rare bi- weekly periodical intended for the upper classes in Pre-Revolutionary Russia, 90 numbers in 72 separate issues from December 15, 1913 to September 30, 1917. Devoted to "the beautiful life", mainly in St. Petersburg and Moscow, the journal described the arts, architecture, fashion, decorating, sports events and entertainment available to the nobility and other moneyed classes of that period. Generously illustrated throughout in color and black and white, with numerous tipped-on color plates and the work of such noted artists as Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, James Montgomery Flagg, others. Includes the truly scarce issue number 55, devoted to the Tsar and his family, that was suppressed by the Bolsheviks. Numbers 1 through 24 [1913-1914] and 49 through 90 [1916- 1917] in separate issues with decorative covers; numbers 25 through 48 [1915] bound in a hardcover volume with original covers removed. Overall condition is fair to good, with numbers 12-13, 14-15, 81-81 and 89-90 in quite rough condition, others generally good with many of the spines reinforced with old paper tape, all issues lightly age-toned with some brittleness that has resulted in some minor chips to the margins, pages mainly good overall. A fascinating view of the Russian upper classes just before their world was to come to a swift and violent end.

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        Fairy Tales

      London, Constable & Co. Ltd.,, 1913. Quarto. Original full vellum, titles and illustrations to front cover and spine gilt. 15 colour plates and 88 black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. Vellum mottled and a little darkened but a sharp, clean and internally bright copy. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies only, numbered and signed by Heath Robinson.

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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOKS OF COMPOSER NELLE RICHMOND EBERHART, CONTAINING PROSE AND LYRICAL WORKS, AS WELL AS TWO LARGE SCRAPBOOKS]

      [Various locations]. 1913-1936.. Thirty-seven composition notebooks, plus two thick scrapbooks. Notebooks mostly octavo with cardboard covers; scrapbooks folio, cloth over heavy boards. Some wear to notebooks, several with chipping. Some leaves a bit brittle. Scrapbooks worn at extremities, cloth frayed. Overall, very good. An important archive of the manuscript writings of author and lyricist Nelle Richmond Eberhart (1871-1944), containing much material relating to the Indianist Movement in American music. Eberhart is best known for her work with composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and is credited with introducing Cadman to the music and culture of Native American Indians. The archive contains a wealth of prose and lyrical writing, covering more than twenty years of her career from 1913 to 1936 and filling hundreds of sheets of paper. Eberhart became enamored of Native American culture while growing up in Atkinson, Nebraska, where her family moved in 1881. While there she witnessed the trials of Indian removal and relocation to Oklahoma and developed an interest in the culture and music of the local tribes. Later, when married, she lived near Lincoln, Nebraska until moving to Pittsburgh in 1899. A school teacher, author, and lyricist, she was a pioneer of the Indianist music movement, which adapted traditional Native American music into modern-day themes. She met Cadman in Pittsburgh in 1902 at the start of his career, and by 1906 they had created Indianist songs together, and Eberhart was corresponding with Alice Fletcher and others on the topic. Collaborators for many years, Eberhart wrote the lyrics for more than one hundred of Cadman's best-known songs and worked with him on several operas. The most well-known of these songs, "From the Land of Sky Blue Water," written in 1908, was popularized by the American soprano Lillian Nordica and was considered a wild success. Eberhardt's other collaborations with the Cadman included "At Dawning," the opera "Shanewis," and also the songs "The White Dawn Is Stealing," "Far Off I Hear a Lover's Lute," "The Moon Drops Low," "From Wigwam to Teepee," and "I Hear a Thrush at Eve." Eberhardt frequently traveled with Cadman, who was an important collector of Native American music. His cylinder recordings of native music, made in Indian Territory, are at the Smithsonian. At the same time Cadman became a well-known theatre producer Also included here are two large scrapbooks belonging to Eberhart's daughter, the opera singer Constance Eberhart. Constance's career led the family to move to New York in 1918. These scrapbooks include many clippings, correspondence, and at least one signed photograph. A significant archive of an important figure in early modern American music, and of the adoption of American Indian themes into popular culture. Arlouine G. Wu, CONSTANCE EBERHART: A MUSICAL CAREER IN THE AGE OF CADMAN (Buffalo, 1983).

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        Archive of drawings, poems, and vignettes for Miscellaneous Moods in Verse. Together with a copy of the published book

      c. 1913. Approximately (53)ff. of varying sizes. A group of original drawings and manuscripts by Elihu Vedder for Miscellaneous Moods in Verse, his collection of 101 illustrated poems. Included are the original pen and ink drawings for all of the black & white illustrations in the book, with the exception of the nine half-tone plates. These drawings are often decorative vignettes, titles, head- and tailpieces. Vedder’s drawings are intricately detailed, ranging in tone from whimsical and humorous to mystical and macabre. Also included are manuscripts of poems which were reproduced in facsimile in the book, written in Vedder’s calligraphic hand with illustrations incorporated into the titles and borders. These original drawings provide insight into Vedder’s creative process, as some show several drafts and variations preceding the final, published version. One of the manuscript poems presents a different version of a poem that is depicted on one of the half-tone plates, and there are three versions of the title illustration for Vedder’s poem “The Love Sick Faun.” & & Also included are a salt print, a printed bookplate, and several miscellaneous drawings not included in the book. These include sketches for Vedder’s personal bookplate, hand-drawn monograms, and two trial examples of the color-illustrated limitation statements that Vedder drew in each of the deluxe copies of the book. Also included is a proof copy of one of the poems that has been delicately hand-colored by Vedder: in a holograph note from Vedder to Sargent at the bottom of the page, the artist suggests that a hand-colored version of the book could be produced, and he offers to create the book as an example if Sargent is interested. Some of the poems and drawings have corrections by the artist, and several have notes in pencil indicating how they were to be used in publication. Vedder was a prolific painter and illustrator, perhaps best-known for his illustrated edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. He turned to writing and poetry when he was approaching 80 years of age. A fine collection of original art. Together with: Miscellaneous Moods in Verse. Boston, Porter E. Sargent, 1914. Quarto. (62)ff. One of 100 deluxe copies, inscribed by the artist with an original color illustration. Some toning and rubbing to covers and extremities, a few small spots of soiling, else a very good copy. Internally clean and bright. Bookplate.

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        CHANCE. A Tale in two parts. SIGNED BY CONRAD

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1913. Spurrious First edition. Actually the fourth impression with a cancel title page, stating " First Published 1913" on verso, on the title page stub. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). 8 page publishers advert dated Autumn 1913. A very good copy in publishers green cloth binding with spine decorated and lettered in gilt, including the correct spelling of the publishers name at the bottom. Signed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper, Dated 1923. The top of the signed leaf and the half title page have a small indentation where a paper clip has been used.Aside from some light rubbing to the extremities this is a very good tight copy, the gilt on the spine still strong and bright. Loosely inserted is the front panel from the rare dustwrapper, showing a full colour illustration by J. Dewar Mills within a grey border. The whole panel dark blue with grey title and author. An interesting copy, signed by the author and with part of the wrapper, of the less common 1913 Cancel title page issue. Copies with the true 1913 integral title are rare, it is thought that only about fifty survived, and most early copies were issued with cancel title pages dated 1914 - when the book was finally published.:.

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        Kidnapped [First N. C. Wyeth]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. First edition. First issue with 1913 on color title and following printed title page, "Published October, 1913" and Scribner Seal on Copyright Page, and with top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Cover insert, color tilte and endpapers and 14 superb color plates each with tissue guards bound-in, as issued. One of the rarest Scribner Wyeth titles to find in original condition and this copy is fine with only very slight corner bumping.

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        The Mystery Queen

      New York, G.W. Dillingham. [1913], 1913. US First Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's red cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Fresh, bright and crisp. In a fine dustwrapper, illustrated by J. Hodson Redman, possibly supplied from an institutional copy or somesuch, as the jacket is a trifle short. Normally this would be a significant detriment, in this case however this book in jacket is such a rarity it's just nice to see it. With a Hume inscription laid in at the front. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV, p774.

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        The history of magic : including a clear and precise exposition of its procedure, its rites and its mysteries / by Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant) ... Translated with a preface and notes by Arthur Edward Waite

      London : W. Rider & Son, 1913. 1st Edition. Physical description: xxxvi, 535, [1] p : front., plates, ports ; 24 cm. Subjects: Magic -- Magicians -- Conjuring -- Magic tricks -- History. Ritual -- Talismans -- Occultism. "The original illustrations are included and portraits of the author" -- t.p. Physical description: xxxvi, 535, [1] p : front., plates, ports ; 24 cm. Subjects: Magic -- Magicians -- Conjuring -- Magic tricks -- History. Ritual -- Talismans -- Occultism. "The original illustrations are included and portraits of the author" -- t.p.

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        A Woman's Reliquary

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press,, 1913. Octavo. Original tan cloth backed white boards, titles to spine and upper board in black. Binder's ticket to front pastedown. Spine and edges of boards browned, front free endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Edward Dowden (1843–1913) was an Irish literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and poet, and this collection of his poems was published pseudonymously. The editor, Elizabeth Yeats, has inscribed this copy "To Philip & Sophia Miller friends of – Edward & Elizabeth Dowden – this little book is given with many memories, April 1914". Scarce.

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        Indian Currency and Finance

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London,, 1913. Octavo. Bound in recent full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With foldout graph and other charts throughout the text. A nice clean copy in fine condition. Small library number 919 to bottom of the copyright page. First edition of the author's first book, based on lectures he had delivered at the London School of Economics in the spring of 1911. Keynes had been at the India Office, 1906–1908, and kept an interest in Indian finance after his resignation. The book earned him a seat on the royal commission on Indian finance and currency.

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        ON THE CONSTITUTION OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES (Niels Bohr) In The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Vol. XXVI, Sixth Series, July -December 1913 pp. 1-25, 476-502, 857-875 and THE HIGH-FREQUENCY SPECTRA OF THE ELEMENTS I(H. G. J. Moseley) . In The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Vol. XXVI, Sixth Series, July -December 1913 pp. 1024-1034 and The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Vol. XXVII, Sixth Series, January-June 1914 pp. 703-713. Two Volumes. [Moseley's papers are Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 407]

      London:: Taylor and Francis,, 1913. Very Good++. Dated 1913 -1914. Offered are two Very Good++ entire hardback Volumes XXVI and XXVII of The Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science in modern brown half leather and marbled boards with raised bands spines, gilt lettering on black leather spine labels, new endpapers. Volume XXVII is Ex-library with library ink stamps title page and verso of plates. Mild soil and stains edges. 8vos. Bohr PMM 411b, Norman 258. Moseley PMM 407.

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        IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE

      1913. 1. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. (London) Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1913]. Folio (10 1/2 x 12 1/2"), full green vellum with extensive gilt decoration, top edge gilt, 164p., a few marks on the vellum as is common in this edition but this copy is much less marked than usual, original ties, endpaper foxed as usual else near FINE. LIMITED TO ONLY 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY NIELSEN and illustrated by him with 26 magnificent color plates with pictorial lettered tissue guards. This limited edition has 2 more color plates than in the trade edition. There are also decorative borders. This is a lavishly produced book in extra nice condition. Very scarce.

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        In Powder and Crinoline

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1913]. Old Fairy Tales Retold. Quarto, pp. [iv] + 163 + [i]. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full green morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, title block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, original decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 26 tipped-in colour plates on grey paper. Covers very slightly bowed, endpapers with light offsetting to edges. A fine copy. Edition de Luxe, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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        Entwurf einer Verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie unde einer Theorie der Gravitation

      Leipzig and Berlin: B. G. Teubner,, 1913. Octavo. Original light green wrappers printed in black. Housed in a green cloth solander case. Wrappers rubbed and spotted, chip from lower corner of cover, some wear to ends of spine, vertical crease from folding. A good copy. First separate edition, first impression of Einstein's 1913 "Draft Generalised Theory of Relativity", a turning point in his thought leading from special to general relativity, and the first example of his new appreciation that mathematics was central to the development of theory. One of the papers indicated by Weil's bibliography as being of special importance. After Einstein published his theory of special relativity in 1905 he realised that it was incomplete, and spent the next seven years trying to find a solution that would incorporate gravity and accelerated motion. His breakthrough was the idea that gravity could be defined as the curvature of space-time, and he enlisted his old friend, the mathematician Marcel Grossman, in the hunt for equations that would describe this phenomena. "Until then Einstein's scientific success had been based on his special talent for sniffing out the underlying physical principles of nature. He had left to others the task, which to him seemed less exalted, of finding the best mathematical expressions of those principles… But by 1912 Einstein had come to appreciate that math could be a tool for discovering–and not merely describing–nature's laws" (Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe, p. 193). Einstein and Grossman approached the problem from two directions, mathematical and physical, and though Einstein came very close to the correct answer from the mathematical approach, abandoned it. Instead, the two men tentatively published as the present text the results from the physical approach, which they felt was "the best they could do for the time being" (Isaacson, p. 198). Einstein was never completely comfortable with this formulation, and in 1915 discovered that Entwurf was seriously flawed and that another physicist was racing to find the correct formulation. It took an "exhausting, four week frenzy" (Isaacson, p. 214) in late 1915 to finally established his special theory of relativity. The present edition was published concurrently with the paper's appearance in volume 62 of Mathematics und Physiks, pages 225–261. Though there are a number of institutional copies of this separate printing recorded in OCLC, no copies appear in the auction records.

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        A BOY'S WILL

      London: David Nutt, 1913,. 1st edition, full bronze pebbled cloth, without dust jacket (as issued). Specially signed by Frost on the half-title page in fountain pen ink. The celebrated author's first commercially published book, presented here in the very rare first binding of which "no more than 350 copies were bound" in the bronze pebbled cloth. (Crane A2, p.8). A beautiful copy, very bright, and signed by this four-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet. A scarce title, especially so signed and in unequalled fine condition. The book is attractively housed in a specially designed archival box, featuring French goat spine, Roma paper boards, mahogany frame, and genuine gold titling. Truly a cornerstone for any Frost collection.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Princess Badoura - A Tale from the Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. [8], 114pp, original decorative cloth, title in gilt to spine and upper cover, upper cover with gilt and aquamarine design, t.e.g. Spine slightly browned, covers very slightly soiled. Internally very lightly browned, occasional light foxing, but all images are clean. With ten tipped in illustrations by Dulac (as called for). Limited edition of 750 copies, this being number 272, signed by Dulac to limitation leaf. Now housed in a cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, with title in gilt to spine. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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