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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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        [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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Little Nugget

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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]

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        Der Mixologist: illustriertes internationales Getränke-buch

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

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        Promenades littéraires, cinquième série

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

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

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

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

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

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        PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

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

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        Aranyfüst (Gold Leaf). Budapest, Ráth Mór, 1913.

      1913 1913 - Pp. 88, (4) including two blank leaves. With twenty full-page drawings by Medgyes. The illustrated title page and five tail-pieces are also illustrated by him. Publisher's decorated paper boards, vellum spine. First edition, limited to 250 copies. This is number 69 of 200 printed on hand made paper. Comprises twenty short stories by Medgyes together with beautiful Art Nouveau illustrations.László Medgyes, born in 1892, was a Hungarian avant-garde artist who moved to Paris in 1920. There he provided scenic design for opera and theatre productions. He established a school "École Medgyes pour la Technique du Thêatre" together with the famous Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger. In 1925 he exhibited in New York and later worked as interior designer throughout Europe and the US. Provenance: Rezsõ Szij (1915-2006) renowned Hungarian art historian. He was the chief librarian of the Hungarian National Library, the founder of the Hungarian Association of Bibliophiles, and published several books on art history, history of literature and printing. With his signature and stamp on front paste down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation

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

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

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

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        ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES

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

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        Antarctic Days Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men

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

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        Königsresidenzen in der Mark : 22 Aquarelle von Carl Graeb nach Bauten preussischer Könige in Berlin, Potsdam & Charlottenburg. Hrsg. von d. Direktion d. Kgl. Nationalgalerie.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Journals of my African Travels.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A BOY'S WILL

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Collection of Eugene Orflinger, Automobile Parts Supplier, 1913-1915 (21 items)

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        The South Pole An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Journals of my African Travels.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        [FOUR EARLY 20th-CENTURY WANTED POSTERS FOR ESCAPEES FROM THE HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS, PRISON]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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