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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. With directions for making the artificial representation of each fly; and a few observations and instructions on trout and grayling fishing. With an introduction by the Right Honourable Sir Herbert Maxwell, Bart. F.R.S., D.C.L., LL.D. Illustrated with Engravings, and Forty-eight Artificial Flies.

      Liverpool: Henry Young & Sons, 1913 - 2 volumes, large quarto (245 x 190 mm). Finely bound in turquoise levant morocco, lettered in gilt to spines, spines decorated with three fish in onlaid tan leather pursuing a fly with the fly, ripples and air bubbles in gilt, all within two raised bands, gilt rule to covers, green endpapers, volume I with top edge gilt, volume II with all edges gilt. Bookplate to pastedown, gift inscription from 1920 to front free endpapers. Spines slightly faded, rear cover of volume I faded at head, rear cover of volume II slightly marked. A fine set. Volume I illustrated with portrait frontispiece and 20 plates with tissue guards, volume II with 48 artificial flies laid onto deep sunken mounts which are mounted onto linen stubs. Title pages in red and black. Deluxe edition, number 139 of 270 copies signed by the publisher. First published in 1836, Ronald's Entomology is a classic in angling literature; this edition, mixing printed flies with artificial flies, is truly remarkable, even more so considering its custom fine binding. With the bookplate of G. Scott Atkinson, founder of the Greenwell Club and noted angler. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Figurale Holzplastik. 2 Bände (= komplett).

      Wien, Kunstverlag Anton Schroll 1908/1913. - 42 x 32 cm. 8 S. Text und 70 Lichtdruck-Tafeln mit 150 Abbildungen ; 8 S. Text und 100 Lichtdruck-Tafeln mit 189 Abbildungen. In 2 OHLn.-Mappen, Kanten berieben, ansonsten gut erhalten.- I: Wiener Privatbesitz (Albert Figdor, Eugen von Miller zu Aichholz, Hans Schwarz, Graf Hanns Wilczek). Kirchliche und profane Schnitzwerke. II: Aus österreichischen Museen und Kirchen.

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        KEWPIES THEIR BOOK

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Istoriko-geograficheski atlas Palestiny : Soderzhavshi . kart . planov i vid ierusalimskavo Khrama.

      Izdanie Gazety "Razsvyet" [="Dawn"], St. P[eters]b[urg], Russia 1913 - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1. iv pages, 1 leaf, 8 plates of maps, 10 pages. Solieli, Mena¿em (1883¿1957) was a Zionist leader and biblical scholar. Born in Kovno to a distinguished and wealthy family, Mena¿em Solieli (Max Soloveichik) studied at the university in Saint Petersburg and continued his education at various institutions of higher learning in Germany. His particular interest was in the biblical period. In 1904, in Saint Petersburg, he was among the founders of the Russian-language Zionist journal Evreiskaia zhizn (Jewish Life). With the establishment of the independent state of Lithuania, Solieli was elected to its parliament (Seimas) and served as minister of Jewish Affairs from 1919 to 1921. He proved adept as a leader of a community riven by ideological differences, and as a defender of Jewish rights. Perhaps discouraged by efforts to curtail Jewish autonomy in Lithuania, in 1922 he left for London, where he served briefly as a member of the Zionist executive, resigning after about a year over differences with Chaim Weizmann. In 1923, Solieli moved to Berlin, where he was an editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica until 1933, overseeing articles devoted to the Bible and the ancient Near East. Solieli moved to Palestine in 1933 and settled in Haifa, where he held a number of leadership positions. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, he was appointed director of Kol Yisra¿el, the broadcast service. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Werf Gusto, Firma A.F. Smulders, Engineers & Shipbuilders, Schiedam (Holland), 1908 [cover title]

      Large oblong quarto, [iv] (first blank), li pages plus [150] leaves (all but one printed rectos only) with full-page plates on 143 of them. Original limp cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; edges lightly foxed, with the bottom edge slightly marked; expert repairs to tiny tears to the bottom margin of four leaves, with tiny nicks to a few others; an excellent copy. A superb catalogue from this company specialising in 'plant for harbour works, dredging and excavating. Coaling vessels, floating cranes, tugboats'. The main sections are dredgers and hoppers (91 plates), tugboats (16 plates), elevators (11 plates), excavators (17 plates) and floating docks (5 plates). Each plate contains a description of the specific item, the client and/or the location (for example, '"Sedjoumi", Sea-going Screw Tugboat. French Government. Regency of Tunis'). Offered together with a copy of the 1913 edition of the separately issued catalogue devoted to coaling vessels (limp cloth, oblong quarto, 64 pages; cloth a little rubbed and marked, front flyleaf and title leaf a little marked). [2 items].

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Historia y anal relacion de las cosas que hizieron los padres de la Compañia de Jesus, por las partes de Oriente y otras, en la propagacion del Santo Evangelio, los años passados de 607. y en 608.Madrid, Imprenta Real, sold by Juan Hasrey, 1614 (colophon 1613). 4to. With the large woodcut coat of arms of the dedicatee, Don Geronimo Corella y Mendoza. 20th-century sheepskin parchment.

      Iberian books B4956; Palau 323907; cf. De Backer & Sommervogel III, cols. 1913-1915. First and only early Spanish edition of an extensive account of the work of Jesuit missionaries in Japan, other parts of Asia and Southeast Asia, the East Indies, India and Africa in the years 1607 and 1608. It names only the editor and translator Christobal Suárez de Figueroa (1571-1644) but largely follows the Portuguese account by Fernão Guerreiro (1549/50-1617), Relaçam annal das cousas que fizeram os padres da Companhia de Jesus, ... (1611). It is divided regionally into 5 numbered libri, covering Goa, Ethiopia and Monomotapa (Mutapa in what is now South Africa); Cochin (Kochi in India), the Malabar coast, Pegu (Bagu in what is now western Myanmar) and Madura Island; Japan and China; Sierra Leone and Guinea; and Ethiopia.With library stamps. With a few stains in the prelims, a few tiny holes in the first 4 leaves and the trim at the head just touching the running head on one or two pages, but still in good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Gouldtown: A Very Remarkable Settlement of Ancient Date: Studies of some Sturdy Examples of the Simple Life, Together with Sketch

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1913 - First edition. Tall octavo. 237pp. Illustrated from photographs. Green cloth gilt. A little rubbing at the spine ends and some light foxing, a bright, just about fine copy of this study, generally considered to be one of the first town histories of an African-American community, with extensive genealogies of families, and written by black authors. The black settlers of Gouldtown, in Southern New Jersey, intermarried with the Finnish and Swedish immigrants that populated the surrounding area, resulting in Gouldtown's light-skinned African-American population. A very nice copy of a scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Strand magazine Captain Scott complete diary 4 volume set july-oct 1913 Doyle

      George Newnes 1913 - The Strand Magazine. This is a 4 volume set comprising of the complete Captain Scott entries in the Strand magazine from July to Oct 1913.Four single issues in original wraps,all with reference to Captains Scott's diaries on front cover.A very rare set ,all complete.All cover and adverts intact.Extremely rare.No other example online. More pictures on request [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Powerful Röntgen Ray Tube with a Pure Electron Discharge

      Lancaster, PA and Ithaca, NY: The American Physical Society, 1913. FIRST PRINTING IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS announcing the invention of the Coolidge tube, the basis for all modern X-ray tubes; "the single most important event in the progress of radiology." "While many clever designs were implemented to compensate for the technical limitations of early X-ray tubes, the true milestone--what some experts call 'the single most important event in the progress of radiology'--did not occur until nearly 20 years later [after Röntgen's discovery of the X-ray]. In 1913, William Coolidge, working in the General Electric Research Laboratory, developed the first so-called 'hot' X-ray tube, subsequently called the Coolidge tube. Based on his earlier research, Coolidge had figured out how to make the cathode out of the metal tungsten, which has the highest melting point of all metals. With a cathode made primarily of tungsten, cathode rays could be generated by running an electric current through the cathode and heating it; the more the cathode was heated, the more cathode rays it emitted. Thus, with cathode rays generated by heat rather than gas molecule collisions, the Coolidge tube could operate in a perfect vacuum."Thanks to these and other design changes, the Coolidge tube was not only more stable--producing consistent, reliable exposures--but operators could also now independently control X-ray intensity and penetration. X-ray intensity was controlled by changing the temperature of the cathode, while penetration was controlled by changing the tube voltage. Finally, by operating in a true vacuum, Coolidge tubes were less finicky and could function almost indefinitely, unless broken or badly abused."By the mid-1920s, the Coolidge tube had essentially replaced the old gas-filled tubes. In addition, Coolidge later designed other innovations so that higher voltages could be used to produce higher frequency X-rays. This led to the development of so-called 'deep therapy,' in which X-rays are used to treat deeper tissues without excessively damaging outer layers of skin. Thanks to Coolidge's milestone redesign of the X-ray tube, the use of X-rays in medicine--for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications--expanded widely throughout the world from the 1920s ad onward. Today, Coolidge's 'hot' tube design is still the basis for all modern X-ray tubes" (Jon Queijo, Breakthrough! How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World).IN: The Physical Review, Vol II, Second Series, No. 6, pp. 409-430. Lancaster, PA and Ithaca, NY: The American Physical Society, December 1913. Octavo, original wrapper; custom box. Some toning and light chipping to wrappers, rear wrapper detached along neat split. RARE in original wrappers. Very Good.

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        Original silver bromide photograph of John Singer Sargent's celebrated portrait of Henry James, 10 1/2 x 13 inches (image), 15 x 18 3/4 inches (image & mount), signed on the mount by both James and Sargent

      - One of 300 copies. Matted and framed. Fine condition with minimal fading of the signatures. Sargent's portrait was commissioned in 1913, by a group of James's English friends, in honor of his seventieth birthday. James agreed to sit on condition that the portrait would be given to the National Portrait Gallery (if they would accept it, which they did). James later arranged for one of these prints to be sent to all those who had donated to the celebratory event. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Mother Goose The Old Nursery Rhymes

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

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        THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

      1913 - London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. Original grey-green paper-covered boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's nineteenth book, her second title (after THE TALE OF MR. TOD) to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding every bit as fragile as the earlier titles.~THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND was most probably in Beatrix Potter's mind as early as 1910. This story about Pigling Bland has an element of truth in it, for on November 17th 1909, in one of Beatrix Potter's letters. she wrote "The two biggest little pigs have been sold, which takes away from the completeness of the family group. But they have fetched a good price, and their appetites were fearful -- five meals a day and not satisfied."~Both the first and the second printing bear the date 1913 on the title page, and "are believed to be identical" [quotes from Linder]; the third is dated 1914. This copy is grey-green in color; others are in maroon (no priority). This is a handsome, fine copy, with essentially no wear, no soil, and no ownership inscriptions. Linder p. 429; Quinby 22. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS, VOL. I - VII

      The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadeliphia 1913 - Good in boards. Complete in seven volumes. Scuffing to page edges. Shelf wear to panels. Wear to spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wild Life in Central Africa

      London, The Field and Queen (Horace Cox), [circa 1913]. Octavo, xvi, 284, [4] (advertisements) pages with a table plus 48 plates. Pictorial cloth very slightly rubbed at the extremities and lightly flecked; contemporary ownership initials; edges and first and last leaves lightly foxed; an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Original silver bromide photograph of John Singer Sargent's celebrated portrait of Henry James, 10 1/2 x 13 inches (image), 15 x 18 3/4 inches (image & mount), signed on the mount by both James and Sargent

      One of 300 copies. Matted and framed. Fine condition with minimal fading of the signatures. Sargent's portrait was commissioned in 1913, by a group of James's English friends, in honor of his seventieth birthday. James agreed to sit on condition that the portrait would be given to the National Portrait Gallery (if they would accept it, which they did). James later arranged for one of these prints to be sent to all those who had donated to the celebratory event.

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        [Binding, Fine- Arts & Crafts] The Works [of Francis Thompson]

      London: Burns & Oates, 1913. First edition thus. Three Volumes, bound similarly in full tan crushed morocco, ornate gilt front covers with central tudor rose, leaf and vine design and bordered by multiple rulings, two of which are broken by dots, gilt spines. Contemporary unsigned binding in charming Arts & Crafts style, very reminiscent of Douglas Cocekerell. All volumes with tissue-guarded frontispieces and title-pages printed in red and black; a handsome production. Spines very slightly faded; upper board of Prose volume with a few tiny nicks, just missing gilt. A lovely set.

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        THE PRINCETON BRIC-A-BRAC, Volume XXXIX - XLIII (Class of 1915-19)

      Princeton, New Jersey: Junior Class of Princeton University, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. All five volumes in this run include material about the undergraduate activities of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), a member of Princeton's Class of 1917. After graduating from the Newman School in 1913, Fitzgerald enrolled at Princeton where he honed his craft as a writer before dropping out in 1917 to join the Army. Included here are portraits of Fitzgerald with the Class of 1917, the board of the Princeton Tiger, and alongside the other members of the Triangle Club, for whom Fitzgerald wrote "Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi!" (1914) and "Safety First" (1916). Both musical comedies receive extensive reviews, complete with photographs from each production, in Volume XLII and XLIII, respectively. There are also reference to Fitzgerald's involvement with the Frenau Club, the Minnesota Club, and the University Cottage Club. Oblong octavos. Original black buckram bindings, with gilt stamping. Mild foxing to the prefatory and concluding leaves. The bindings of the first four volumes are a little shaken. Some general shelfwear, with a bit of sun fading to Volume XXIX and occasional scuffing to Volume XLI; else about very good. Scarce.

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        Le Meuble au XXe Siècle.

      - Paris: Libraries Imprimeries Reunies, [circa 1913]. Folio 13 1/2 x 18", 2 preliminary leaves, 30 leaves of color pochoir plates printed to recto only, with a folio that includes the title page and plate list. Quarter red pebbled cloth portfolio, pink paper boards with title printed in black and bookseller's sticker affixed to upper board, and black cloth ties. Portfolio has some fading and chipping around corners, title page is significantly browned, otherwise the plates are bright with very minor foxing and bright colors; very good. A bright and meticulously printed portfolio of French Art Deco furniture and interior design by Gustave Raynal, scarce. With designs for buffets, libraries, desks, armoires, side tables, linen cabinets, dressers, chairs, vanities, benches, clocks, fireplaces, wardrobes, beds, commodes, and vases, all accompanied by complementary wallpaper designs and upholstery. OCLC: 407130537. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scott's Last Expedition. Vol. I being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O., Vol. II being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        COMPENDIO DI STORIA ROMANA

      S.LAPI, CITTA' DI CASTELLO 1913 - COLLEZIONE DI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI LATINO N. 12 della collana, con note del Dott. Pietro Parducci, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, alcune ancora intonse, con numerose illustrazioni in nero nei testi, rilegatura editoriale in mezza tela, con piatti cartonati leggermente ingialliti e con usura ai bordi, dorso con abrasioni e mancanze di colore

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        Indian Album compiled by W. E. Condon. Photos and Exhibition Catalogs. [our title]

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

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        Love Poems and Others.

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

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

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

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        Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somaliland.

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

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        BAIREI GAKAN

      1913 - [EHON] Ko^no BAIREI, artist. BAIREI GAKAN. 7 volumes, Kyo^to, Unso^do^, Taisho^ 2 [1913] We have had a copy in the past with a stamped colophon of O^saka-based Shigemoto, dated 1903. The preface is dated 1904. (The copy catalogued [at second hand?] at page 216 of Mitchell was without date). It would appear that Unso^do^ bought the blocks sometime before this issue. This copy, in the original printed paper-covered boards, is in the original chitsu clasped case and has the original Unso^do^ Pre-war price sticker for 10 yen. In any event, the volumes are very well printed in color woodcut and span the full breadth of Bairei's subjects. Well over 100 double page prints in all, each 21.3 x 26.6 cm. Complete, near fine condition, very good impressions and colors. A grand collection of designs by this important artist.

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        The Little Nugget

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

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

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

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        BAIREI GAKAN

      , 1913. 1913. Fine. [EHON] Ko^no BAIREI, artist. BAIREI GAKAN. 7 volumes, Kyo^to, Unso^do^, Taisho^ 2 [1913] We have had a copy in the past with a stamped colophon of O^saka-based Shigemoto, dated 1903. The preface is dated 1904. (The copy catalogued [at second hand?] at page 216 of Mitchell was without date). It would appear that Unso^do^ bought the blocks sometime before this issue. This copy, in the original printed paper-covered boards, is in the original chitsu clasped case and has the original Unso^do^ Pre-war price sticker for 10 yen. In any event, the volumes are very well printed in color woodcut and span the full breadth of Bairei's subjects. Well over 100 double page prints in all, each 21.3 x 26.6 cm. Complete, near fine condition, very good impressions and colors. A grand collection of designs by this important artist.

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        Straub's Complete Manual of Mixed Drinks [Cocktails]

      R. Francis Welsh Publishing Co Chicago (1913) - First Edition. Original red cloth, page edges red, decorative endpapers, 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, 159 pages, occasional illustrations. Title page continues: "This book contains over 675 clear and accurate directions for mixing all kinds of popular and fancy drinks, served in the best hotels, clubs, buffets, bars and homes. Added to this there is a splendid introduction on wines, their medicinal value, when and how to serve them, kinds and styles of glasses to use and other valuable information and facts of great importance to every user of wines and liquors. By Jacques Straub, wine steward of the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. Formerly manager of the Pendennis Club, Louisville, Ky." On cover and half-title: "Straub's Manual of Mixed Drinks." In the preface, the publisher tells us that Straub is a native of Switzerland and that he spent many years studying "wine culture from the vineyard to the table." From Europe, he went to Louisville, and when the Blackstone Hotel of Chicago was built, he was asked to establish their wine cellars, which "are not exceeded by any hotel in the world for their wonderful selection of vintages and perfect management ?" This is, however, primarily a book of cocktails and other mixed drinks. Only a dozen pages at the end are devoted to wine." Includes first appearance in print of the Alaska Cocktail, which includes Orange Bitters, Yellow Chartreuse and Tom gin. Other cocktails include Tit Float, Irish Rose, Absinthe Drip and Diarrhea Mixture. A standard work on cocktail mixing. An extremely scarce title. An almost Near Fine, lovely and attractive volume, inner margin of title page adhered to front endpaper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Book of Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Strand magazine December 1913 Sherlock Holmes The Dying Detective A Conan Doyle

      George Newnes 1913 - The Strand Magazine December 1913 Original monthly softcover issue.Grand Christmas Double Number. Wonderfully atmospheric colour front cover of snowy Strand Scene to front cover and Holme's head to upper right.Contains The Adventure of the Dying Detective by A Conan Doyle . A Sherlock Holmes short story. A very rare issue.In very good condition, all complete,covers and adverts intact. Please contact for more pictures/details. Unavailable anywhere else online. All item are securely packed and posted tracked/signed for. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JS Rare Books]
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        Der Mixologist: illustriertes internationales Getränke-buch

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

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Promenades littéraires, cinquième série

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Ein kleines Buch für kleine Leute. Holzschnitte und Reime von F. Endell.

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

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

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

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