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        Recueil de différents textes sur l'actuariat en France

      1913 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. Il se trouve relié à la suite les textes suivants : "Notes pour une histoire de l'actuariat en France : rapport présenté au 3° Congrès International d'Actuaires tenu à Paris en juin 1900, orné d'un portrait de DEPARCIEUX", plats de couverture conservés, 15 pp. - - "Sur l'emploi simultané de lois de survie distinctes, communication faite au IV° Congrès International d'actuaires, New York septembre 1903" (Paris, lIbrairie des assurances, 1903), plats de couverture conservés, plats de couvertures conservés, 8 pp. - - "Rapport définitif sur les travaux organisés par la commission de 1899 à 1910 et sur leurs résultats" (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1911), plats de couvertures conservés, 177 pp. 8 très grands tableaux dépliants (il s'agit d'un projet du docteur Jacques Bertillon : Dépouillement des tableaux de morbidité) - - "Sur une méthode d'interpolation exposée par Henri Poincaré et sur une application possible aux fonctions de survie d'ordre (Paris, L. Dulac, 1912), plats de couverture conservés, 7 pp. - - "Sur la mortalité des enfants en France d'après certaines tables récentes" (Paris, L. Dulac, 1913), plats de couverture conservés, 48 pp. une planche hors-texte. Un coin corné, plats légèrement frottés, autrement bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA VIGNE dans l’antiquité

      - Librairie Lardanchet, Lyon, 1913. Fort In/4 broché couverture rempliée illustrée d’une vignette, illustrations : 16 planches et 181 illustrations dans le texte, 560 p. Edition originale sur papier glacé de belle qualité. Coin inférieur droit amortis sur les 50 dernières pages.Ce magnifique volume est l’étude la plus complète et la plus érudite jamais réalisée sur ce sujet. Viala qui signe la préface dit de l’auteur qu’il "a étudié la vigne dans l’antiquité en historien et en érudit, mais aussi en viticulteur ; ses analyses sont non seulement le résultat des connaissances de l’historien et de l’archéologue, mais aussi du technicien viticole et de l’économiste, propriétaire et viticulteur dans l’important vignoble du Beaujolais". Oberlé 12. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes

      Heinemann London: Heinemann, 1913. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 13 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards (frontispiece plate slightly torn but complete) and 85 additional black & white line drawings. Illustrated title page. 160pp., 4to, beautifully rebound in full blue morocco; elaborate gilt- stamped spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: William Heinemann, (1913). Fine. Limited edition. Number 177 of 1100 copies, signed by Rackham on the limitation page.

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        Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      New York: The Century Co., 1913., 1913. FIRST US EDITION. The US edition has larger plates and is of larger format than the UK edition. Illustrated with 13 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations. Publisher's dark blue cloth, colour illustration pasted down to upper, gilt titles to spine. A little rubbed to extremities and a little age toned. Fine. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        The Fairy Book

      MacMillan, London 1913 - A very good first edition, top corner worn through but overall excellent for a 100 year old children's book. Beautifully illustrated by Warwick Goble. With the ownership signature of John Brindley Hicks, dated Christmas 1913. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913. No. 146 of 250 copies signed by the publisher. 2 vols., 4to. Frontispiece and 20 plates, some hand-colored, volume 2 containing 48 actual specimens of flies in sunken mounts. Publisher's green morocco-backed cloth, upper boards with gilt roundel of a dressed fly, gilt panelled spines, t.e.g., others uncut. Some scattered foxing, else fine

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        "THE TONGUE IS ONE HALF OF A MAN [Framed Quotation]

      Toronto: Robertson Davies n.p. [Toronto], N.d. William Robertson Davies, CC, FRSC, FRSL [1913 / 1995]. Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, & professor. One of Canada's best-known & most popular authors, & one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself & to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto. Framed Quotation. n.p. n.d. Matted with a gold filet & black sculpted wood frame [glazed] to an overall size of 10" 1/2 x 13" 1/2 - Typed, signed & corrected 4x by Davies in black ink: "The tongue is one half of a man, but the other half is the heart'. I have always liked that proverb, because it does honour to the faculty of speech, and it is speech as much as anything that divides man from the lesser creations".. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Quotation. Framed & Glazed.

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        Recherches sur la constitution des spectres d'émission des éléments chimiques.Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1890. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of this seminal paper in which the Rydberg formula and Rydberg constant were first announced. Rydberg's formula was of fundamental importance to Niels Bohr's quantum theory of the atom (1913), providing Bohr the means of incorporatin the quantum of action into the theory of atomic construction.<br/><br/> "Rydberg's most significant scientific contributions were to spectroscopy: but his involvement with spectra had its origin in his interest in the periodic system of the elements, an interest that endured throughout his professional life. His earliest published papers in physics dealt with the periodic table. In the introduction to his major work on spectra (1890), he stated that he considered it only a part of a broader investigation, the goal of which was to achieve amore exact knowledge of the nature and constitution of the chemical and physical properties of the elements. He held that the effective force between atoms must be a periodic function of their atomic weights and that the periodic motions of the atoms, which presumably gave rise to the spectral lines and were dependment on the effective force, thus might be a fruitful study leading to a better knowledge of the mechanics, nature, and structure of atoms and molecules and to a deeper understanding of the periodic system of the other physical and chemical properties of the elements. In line with contemporary conceptions, Rydberg's view was that each individual line spectrum was the product of a single fundamental system of vibrations.<br/><br/> "His major spectral work, '<i>Recherches sur la constitution des spectres d'émission des éléments chimiques</i>' [the offered paper], published in 1890, mapped out Rydberg's total approach with remarkable clarity. He conceived of the spectrum of an element as composed of the superposition of three different types of series-one in which the lines were comparatively sharp, one in which the lines were more diffuse, and a third that he called principal series even though they consisted mostly of lines in the ultraviolet. The first lines were located in the visible spectrum and were usually the most intense. The members of each series might be single, double, triple, or of higher multiplicity. Any particular elementary spectrum might contain any number (even zero) of series of each of the basic types... <br/><br/> "Unlike most others, Rydberg used wave numbers (the number of waves per unit length) instead of a correlated reciprocal, the directly measured wavelengths. This enabled him to manipulate his final formula into a particularly useful form. <br/><br/> "Rydberg concluded that each series could be expressed approximately by an equation of the form<br/><br/> <i>n = n<sub>0</sub> - N<sub>0</sub> / (m+&my;) <sup>2</sup></i> <br/><br/> where <i>n</i> was the wave number of a line; <i> N<sub>0</sub></i>= 109.721.6, a constant common to all series and to all elements; <i>n<sub>0</sub></i> and <i>&my;</i> constants peculiar to the series: and <i>m</i> any positive integer (the number of the term). The lines of a series were generated by allowing <i>m</i> to take on integer values sequentially; <i> n<sub>0</sub></i> defined the limit of the series that the wave number <i>n</i> approached when <i>m</i> became very large.<br/><br/> "Just when he became occupied with confirming this relationship, Rydberg learned about Balmer's formula, which represented the observed lines of the hydrogen spectrum with extraordinary accuracy. He arranged Balmer' formula into its wave number form and noted that, with appropriately selected constants, it was then a special form of his own more general formula. He felt that the success of Balmer's formula strengthened the justification of his own form. Thus encouraged, Rydberg proeeded to use the latter with sufficient success to propose it as the general formula for all series in all elementary line spectra, and to conclude that <i> N<sub>0</sub></i> was indeed a universal constant, which has since become known as Rydberg's constant. <br/><br/> "Spectroscopy had been a major developed field of physical study for several decades, but its most pressing need near the end of the nineteenth century was for the organization of its vast amount of data into some mathematically ordered form that theoreticians might find useful in their attempts to understand the underlying significance of spectra. Rydberg's general formula was the most important presentation of this type. Many others groped in the same general direction, mostly with ephemeral results. Rydberg's most significant competitors in this regard were Heinrich Kayser and Carl Runge, but their general formulas were of significantly different form. <br/><br/> "The scope and structure of Rydberg's formula lowed him to note some important relationships. For example, he found not only that certain series with different values of µ exhibited the same value of n0 but also that the value of the constant term n0 in any series coincided with a member of the sequence of variable terms in some other series of the element. In particular, he discovered that the difference between the common limit of the diffuse and sharp series and the limit of the corresponding principal series gave the wave number of the common first-member term of the sharp and principal series, a relationship independently noted by Arthur Schuster and commonly known as the Rydberg-Schuster law." (DSB).. In: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, vol. 23, no. 11, the entire issue in original printed wrappers offered here. Large 4to (300 x 242 mm) pp. 155 and 4 large folding plates. Small tear and a little piece missing from the upper part of the spine strip, otherwise very fine and completely unmarked. Rare

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        Meeting de Deauville. Le moteur RENAULT conduit a la victoire l&#39;appareil M. FARMAN

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. 1913.. Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 16 x 31 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Two short tears at centre of lower edge (approx. 1/2 inch), two tiny tears at left edge, overall very good condition, clean and bright. &#39;Gamy&#39; is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era&#39;s fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image portrays a bi-plane flying low over the French coast at the popular resort town of Deauville. .

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        To The Academic Board of the Virginia Military Institute: Report of Committee on Degrees

      Virginia Military Instutute [Will H Bradley], Lexington, Virginia 1913 - 13 pp. One of 100 copies only. Worldcat locates a single institutional copy, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. An important committee report, recommending a change in structure to allow for granmting of B.A. and B.S. degrees to graduates. Designed by Will Bradley, although not noted as such the booklet. Not listed in Bambace. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Untitled auto racing scene

      Paris.: Mabileau & Co.. 1913.. Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 12 x 20 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Couple of tiny edge tears, very good condition. &#39;Gamy&#39; is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era&#39;s fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image portrays a racing car being driven at high speed through the countryside. .

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        España regional

      Casa Editorial Alberto Martín, Barcelona - Sin fecha, pero según la Bib. Nacional, editado entre 1913 y 1919. -- Descripción por Ceferino Rocafort y Casimiro Dalmau ; cartas corográficas por el comandante de ingenieros Benito Chías y Carbó y otros facultativos. -- Segunda ed. corregida y con los datos estadísticos oficiales más recientes. -- 4 tomos: Tomo I, Texto (644 p., [48] h. de lám., abundantes fot. b. y n.) ; Tomo II, Texto (p. 645-1348, [53] h. de lám., abundantes fot. b. y n.) ; Tomo III, Planos de las 50 capitales de provincia en color ; Tomo IV, Mapas en color de las 50 provincias españolas y de las posesiones en África. -- Enc. en tela con grabado modernista en color y lomo en piel con hierros dorados. -- Buen estado en general, con los lomos algo rozados y el tomo de mapas con el lomo despegado y la h. de cortesía doblada [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS. Doctor in Physick. Containing five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his sonne Pantagruel.

      Alexander Moring, Limited. The De La More Press. London. ND. 1913 - NEW EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. (8.7 x 6 inches). Illustrated with 2 half tone frontispieces, 98 full page mono plates plus 138 smaller vignettes and grotesque heads throughout the text. Neat previous owners bookplate on the front blank endpapers and neat presentation inscription on blank leaf opposite. A fine set in highly attractive mid twentieth century leather bindings by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Finely bound in half dark blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, decorated with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A fine set of this wonderfully illustrated edition. The books are undated but Geofrey Beare's bibliography of W. Heath Robinson dates this edition to 1913 and is a smaller version of the magnificent large format 1904 Grant Richards edition. (Beare #35c). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt, 1913 - FIRST EDITION, in the rare first-issue binding ("binding A"), of Robert Frost's first book of poetry. LONDON: DAVID NUTT, 1913. Octavo, original bronzed brown cloth with upper cover title in gilt. BINDING A. Very slight fading to spine, otherwise fine. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE RAT. Exemplaire sur Japon. Envoi de l'auteur.

      Editions Paul Iribe, Paris 1913 - in-4 Reliure cartonnée sous chemise rempliée 144 p. Edition originale. Un des 100 exemplaires sur japon impérial des manufactures de Shizuoka. N°83. Envoi de l'auteur. Un des rares publications des éditions Paul Iribe. Très bel état. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CECIL ALDIN&#39;S MERRY PARTY

      1913. 2. (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. CECIL ALDIN&#39;S MERRY PARTY by May Byron. London: Henry Frowde Hodder & Stoughton 1913. Thick 4to (9 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, top edge gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down, new endpapers, blank prelims foxed else VG+. 1st edition of this magnificent book featuring 36 TIPPED IN COLOR PLATES SIX OF WHICH ARE DOUBLE-PAGE plus 36 full page black and whites - all of pigs, dogs, cats and bunnies. Includes the following stories: Forager&#39;s Hunt BreakfastMaster Quack&#39;s Water Picnic Rags Garden PartyPeter&#39;s Dinner Party Tabitha&#39;s Tea PartyHumpty & Dumpty&#39;s Fancy Dress Ball A companion to Cecil Aldin&#39;s Happy Family, this is Aldin at his very best and this is a scarce Aldin title, essentially 6 books in one.

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        Fine Old Bindings. With interesting miscellanea in Edward Almack's Library

      London: Blades, East and Blades, 1913 One of 200 numbered copies. Tan linen over burgundy linen boards, gilt spine and front cover lettering, gilt-ruled covers. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. . Folio (16 /8" x 11 1/2"). . Title printed in red and black. Fifty-two fine plates, twenty-seven chromolithographically printed, with gold. Numerous text illustrations. Index. Corners rubbed, minor soiling. A very good copy. Edward Almack (1852-1917) was a noted book collector and writer on books. His publications include A Bibliography of The King's Book, or Eikon Basilike (1896), The Cavalier-Soldier's Vade-Mecum (1900), The History of the Second Dragoons: "Royal Scots Greys (1908), and Bookplates (1910). The present book features a running account of Almack's experiences as a book collector. The bindings illustrated are largely the work of Samuel and Charles Mearne, premier English binders of the seventeenth century.

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        A CHANGED MAN, THE WAITING SUPPER and Other Tales (IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET)

      London: Macmillan, 1913. Hardy, Thomas. A CHANGED MAN, THE WAITING SUPPER and Other Tales Concluding with the Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. London: Macmillan, 1913. Frontispiece and double-page map. First edition. A Very Good copy, a little worn, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER&#146;S PRINTED DUST JACKET (spine a trifle darkened, some general light wear). Purdy, pages 153-157. Scarce in the original dustwrapper. Hardy&#146;s last published fiction. . First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Mother Goose: The Old Nursery Rhymes.

      Heinemann, London 1913 - Limited edition. Number 177 of 1100 copies, signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 13 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards (frontispiece plate slightly torn but complete) and 85 additional black & white line drawings. Illustrated title page. 160pp., 4to, beautifully rebound in full blue morocco; elaborate gilt- stamped spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, uncut edges, t.e.g. London: William Heinemann, (1913). Fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carnacki The Ghost Finder

      London, Eveleigh Nash. 1913, 1913. First Edition. 8vo. 287pp. +16pp. ads. Beautifully bound in recent burgundy morocco leather titled and decorated in gilt to the spine and front boards. Internally clean and fresh with some minor spotting. A handsome and solid edition of an increasingly rare and important collection of weird tales. An attractive example of the first edition of Hope Hodgson&#39;s Carnacki stories. The 1913 Eveleigh Nash edition, apart from being very scarce and valuable, doesn&#39;t contain three additional Carnacki stories unearthed by Derleth in his research and added to the Mycroft/Moran publication of 1947. Much under-appreciated today William Hope Hodgson was, for the duration of his short life, an amazing man. He ran away to sea, travelled the world, was one of the first men to photograph stalk lightning on the open ocean, was an accomplished photographer, taught self defense to the police force, founded his own school of fitness, wrote a large body of wierd and macabre fiction (much of which, unsurprisingly deals with the sea), tried very hard at everything he attempted and finally got killed in 1918 as part of an army of young men led to war by a Field Marshall whose contribution to history (other than to get them all killed) was to firmly believe that machine guns were overrated and that cavalry were to be the deciding factor on a battlefield which consisted of one giant, flooded pothole. Notwithstanding historical tragedy, the Carnacki stories represent some of Hodgson&#39;s most entertaining work, foremost amongst which would have to be The Whistling Room, a tale any writer of the macabre would have been proud of. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV

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        Gd Prix de L&#39;A.C.F. 1913 (Motorcyclettes) / 1er Greame Fenton sur autocyclette Clement Pneu Dunlop, Carburateur Longuemare bougie Eyquem

      Paris: Mabileau & Co., 1913. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 15 3/4 x 28 3/8 inches. 17 3/4 x 35 3/8 inches. Organized in 1906 by the Automobile Club of France, the Grand Prix was divided into multiple racing classes based on weight. The lowest of these four classes included motorcyles and tricycles. Here Graeme Fenton races a Clement autocyclette equipped with Pneu Dunlop tires. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut&#39;s work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l&#39;Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite M. Montaut, Ernest&#39;s wife, continued his work after his death producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut&#39;s works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she usually used "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        POLLYANNA

      913 - PORTER, Eleanor H. POLLYANNA. Illustrated by Stockton Mulford. London: Pitman & Sons, 1913. First British edition; first printing from American sheets. We are calling this a later issue as the publisher's 20pp. catalogue (Pitman Catalogue O.) is likely from 1915. Blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt lettering and an oval portrait lable of the heroine on the front board. Pollyanna was a best-selling novel in 1913 that went into over twenty printings the first year alone. It is now considered a classic of children's literature with the title character entering the American lexicon. Overall an attractive copy with many handsome illustrations. See Peter Parley to Penrod. p. 131. for the American edition. Quite scarce

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        5,000 Miles with the Cheshire Yeomanry in South Africa

      Warrington: Mackie & Co., 1913.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall No. 226 of only 500 copies printed; signed by Cooke. Dated 1913-1914. Scarce volume in the even scarcer dustjacket, the front of which is almost intact and preserves the photographic illustration of 'Officers of the 21st Co. in Mess Dress (taken at Uppington)'. Almost half the back of the dj is missing. The whole is soiled, rubbed and creased with several small tears, losses to corners and fraying to spine tips but dustjacket now protected from further loss. Book is almost vg. Red cloth black. Bright with soiling to edges; corners and spine bumped; 3" split to front joint of spine head. No inscriptions or foxing; page edges spotted. xxxiii inc. List of Subscribers; 434 pp; b/w plates and ills. in text. Large, folding, coloured map 'Reference Plan of Part of South Africa Showing the Routes traversed by the 21st and 22nd Cos. I.Y. by track and rail thus' in rear pocket; map in fine condition. '5,000 Miles with the Cheshire Yeomanry in South Africa' is " A comprehensive record compiled from diverse sources. The 21st. and 22nd. (Cheshire) companies of Imperial Yeomanry operated in the Orange River Colony and Cape Colony.The record includes nominal rolls of both companies together with an itinerary." - Ron Hackett's 'South African War Books' p. 75.

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        La science modene et l'anarchie

      Stock, Paris 1913 - Collection "Bibliothèque sociologique", n°49. petit cachat de bibliothèque en page IV "bibliothèque adoptée. maison du peuple Wanfercée-Baulet" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE ABYSMAL BRUTE

      1913. [fine in fine jacket] New York: The Century Company, 1913. 1 page undated ads. Original light green cloth decorated in dark green and black, with dust jacket. First Edition of London&#39;s prizefighting tale about "a white backwoods giant who would rather read Browning than slug his opponents" [Sinclair], prompted by his coverage of the Johnson-Jeffries fight in Reno. The very title of this book indicates London&#39;s preoccupation with the concept of the "brute" which underlies the social behavior of men and animals alike. London had recently left Macmillan in a dispute over royalties, but would find Century to be much less patient or understanding; he ultimately had to beg his former publisher to take him back. THE ABYSMAL BRUTE includes a frontispiece by Gordon Grant.~This copy is in the second binding state, which is identical to the first except for color, and is in remarkably fine, bright condition. The three-color pictorial dust jacket shows a man carrying a rifle with a buck slung over his shoulder; quite scarce, the jacket is just about fine as well, with only the merest hint of edge-wear. Sisson & Martens p. 70; Blanck 11945. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        A BOY&#39;S WILL

      London: David Nutt, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. A spectacular copy with an exceptional association. Original bronzed brown pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered on the front cover. Crane A2: First Issue, Binding A of Frost&#39;s first book. Less than 350 copies of the first issue in the first binding were issued, from a total edition of 1,000. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To William Stockhausen/this a first of my first/Robert Frost/and pleased to meet it/again so fresh after all/these years/Dec 26 1960." In addition on the front endpaper is the pencil ownership signature of Henry James, Jr. with a 55 East 65th St. address. According to the SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET catalog of THE WILLIAM E. STOCKHAUSEN COLLECTION, 1974, "this copy is most certainly from the library of Henry James the novelist. The owner name is in the hand of his nephew Henry James but appears to be an identification of source. The nephew inherited a large part of the novelist&#39;s library on the author&#39;s death in 1916. He never used either Jr. or Henry James II but his uncle did use the latter. Since this is evidently not his own ownership inscription it appears to be more than likely that he wrote it to identify those books which had come from his uncle&#39;s library." A copy of NORTH OF BOSTON also inscribed to Stockhausen had a similar ownership signature. This copy of A BOY&#39;S WILL was last on the market in 1977, and a letter from the well-known bookseller to the buyer is laid in. Housed in a cloth chemise and handsome brown morocco-backed cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Scott&#39;s Last Expedition (2 Volumes). Vol. I: Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. 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

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1913. First U.S. Edition. Published November 1913. NEAR FINE 2-Volume set. Books are clean, totally unmarked and complete with all plates (18 in color), photos and foldouts. Both volumes firmly bound. Top page edges gilt. Pages, plates and foldouts are fine - small edge creases and tiny tears to the inside edge of the fold-out maps tipped in at the end of each volume; area of light toning on title page of Vol. 1. Bindings secure and straight; hinges intact, no cracks or splits. Covers, of dark gray/black cloth with gilt titled spines, are clean with light shelf rub, gilt a bit dulled. Volume 1 contains 7 tissue protected photogravure plates (including frontis of Captain Scott), 10 color plates (9 by Edward Wilson), 2 facsimiles of Scott&#39;s final journal entries, 2 foldouts each with 2 panoramas, the foldout map at rear, plus dozens of photographic plates. Volume 2 contains photogravure frontis portrait of Edward A. Wilson, 8 color plates (7 by Wilson), 3 double-page plates which include 2 more panoramas, 7 maps of which 5 are foldouts (including large foldout at rear) plus dozens of photographic plates. An eloquent memorial of this tragically doomed venture. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". Vol. 1 = xxiv + 443 pp. Vol. 2 = xv + 376 pp (including index). First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Wilson, Edward A.. Thick 8vos.

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        The Pavilion on the Links

      London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. This book has been used as a Robert Louis Stevenson "scrapbook" by New Zealand librarian and bibliographer W. H. Trimble (1860-1927). Newspaper clippings, reviews, and clippings from bookseller&#39;s catalogues relating to Robert Louis Stevenson have been pasted to blank areas throughout the book, particularly to the endpaperse. A handwritten index to the names referred to in the clippings by Trimble is pasted to the front endpaper. Of particular interest in this copy is a clipping of Stevenson&#39;s signature pasted to the title page, "R. L. Stevenson", with the comment in Trimble&#39;s handwriting: "The autograph at the top corner of this page is a genuine Stevenson signature cut out of a volume from Stevenson&#39;s library at Vailima." After Trimble, this book comes from the collection of New Zealand journalist, author and book collector Pat Lawlor. Pencil note by Lawlor on front endpaper: "Note: The fact that W. H. Trimble has certified to the authenticity of Stevenson&#39;s signature on the title page is significant guarantee of its genuineness / Pat Lawlor". Lawlor also wrote an interesting desciption of the clipped signature found in this book in "Books and Bookmen" (Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1954, page 33): "There is a sinister unsigned inscription in my copy of The Pavilion on the Links which I bought at a Wellington book auction: &#39;The autograph at the top corner of this page is a genuine Stevenson signature cut out of a volume from Stevenson&#39;s library at Vailima.&#39; True enough there is the neat R.L.S. autograph pasted on the title page, making me think of a grave snatcher who has cut the hand from a corpse so that he might have the ring on the finger." viii, 96 pages + colour frontispiece + b&w plates. Illustrated cloth boards. Page dimensions: 206 x 136mm. Illustrated by Gordon Browne. ; 8vo; Signed by Author .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        THE MAN THAT RESEMBLES ERASMUS, 1913

      Steichen, Edward. Hand-pulled photogravure on tissue, 6 5/8 X 6 3/8 inches, archivally matted. Fine. The image is a fine richly-toned photogravure from CAMERA WORK 42/43, 1913.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        The symbolism of the Tarot [Philosophy of occultism in pictures and number. Pen-pictures of the twenty two tarot cards by-

      St. Petersburg (Russia), The Trood Printing and Publishing Co., 1913.. 1913. 65 (1) pp. Later full cloth, spine gilt. Original front-wrapper pasted on frontside, original back-wrapper bnd in. One text-illustration. A few pencil annotations in the text, name cut out from title-page, the mounted front slightly foxed. Esoteric ExL. on pastedown of A. H(?)eimans. * VERY RARE. The last time sold at auction: January 1969 at Swann Galeries New York.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS: A NOVEL

      London: MacMillan, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very mild rubbing to extremities; foxing to endpapers though the inscription by Wells is largely unaffected. Much later unknown name on rear endpaper. Near Fine. Olive green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front free endpaper by the author: "H.G. Wells/to/His Paston." "His Paston" was author Emily Morse Symonds (1860-1936), who used the pseudonym George Paston on her many novels, plays, and biographies. Her recurring theme was women&#39;s struggle to achieve independence of mind and action despite contemporary legal and social constraints. In his own work, Wells repeatedly expressed feminist sympathies. THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS is an example; here Wells laments the fine qualities in women that are "entangled and stifled and unable to free themselves from the ancient limiting jealousies which law and custom embody." Vladimir Nabokov considered this novel one of the most undervalued of the century. Bookplate on front pastedown of Henry Symonds, father of Miss Symonds. A fine association recording one of the relationships in the London circle of writing feminists, suffragists, socialists, and birth-control advocates.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Memoranda Concerning Some Branches Of The Hawkins Family And Connections

      [Indianapolis] 1913 - Illustrated. Original cloth, binding a little shaken, overall still Very Good, early ownership inscription on fly leaf. Howes H320 ; Includes account of General Hawkins Army experiences in Minnesota and Nebraska, with much on General Canby and the Modoc War [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH ENTERS INTO HEAVEN AND OTHER POEMS

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. First Edition. cloth. Uncommonly nice copy in the scarce dustwrapper. Author&#39;s first book, an especially fine, largely unopened copy in a lightly soiled dustwrapper with front flap partly split along joint, chips at the head of the spine, and a small fingernail-sized piece lacking from the middle of spine.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        ANATOLE FRANCE, 1913

      Steichen, Edward. Hand-pulled photogravure on tissue, 8 X 6 1/4 inches, archivally matted. Fine. The image is a fine richly-toned photogravure from CAMERA WORK 42/43, 1913.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Das Begreifen der Welt

      Berlin: Verlag Hans Joseph GmbH., Berlin, Bülowstrasse, 1913 - , 491pp., good white woven cloth but with private library call number in white ink at bottom of spine with area blacked out, some heavy foxing around page edges, front hinge starting, two very tiny ancient wormholes at top corner of last few pages, Hebrew library stamp on copyright page with ink number notation, INSCRIBED on title page and SIGNED: Emanuel : "Meinem spät gefundenen, um so herzlicher geliebten Felicitas / 25.III.'27 / Emanuel. Ink notation in old German hand on blank page across from title page reads: "Spende von Fr. Felicia Isaac an die Staatsbibliothek in Tel Aviv. Originalwidmung des Verfassers.". . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Wolfe Books]
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        Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: William Heinemann,, [1913]. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 12 plates, illustrations throughout. Spine tanned, lower corner bumped, hinges cracked, a little spotting to endpapers. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, one of 1130 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        POLLYANNA

      913. PORTER, Eleanor H. POLLYANNA. Illustrated by Stockton Mulford. London: Pitman & Sons, 1913. First British edition; first printing from American sheets. We are calling this a later issue as the publisher&#39;s 20pp. catalogue (Pitman Catalogue O.) is likely from 1915. Blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt lettering and an oval portrait lable of the heroine on the front board. Pollyanna was a best-selling novel in 1913 that went into over twenty printings the first year alone. It is now considered a classic of children&#39;s literature with the title character entering the American lexicon. Overall an attractive copy with many handsome illustrations. See Peter Parley to Penrod. p. 131. for the American edition. Quite scarce

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Grand Canyon of Arizona - From Hermit Rim Road

      New York: Printed by American Lithographic Co. and Published by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System, 1913. Colour-printed lithograph. 27 x 35 inches. This majestic print is the largest and most dramatic of Thomas Moran&#39;s printed works. It was published by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1912, after the original oil commissioned for (and still owned by) the line. It shows a tremendous sweep of the scenery of the Grand Canyon from the Hermit Rim, with the bright colors of the Canyon shown dramatically against the turbulent sky. Thomas Moran, famous for his superb landscapes of the West, first painted the Grand Canyon in 1873 when he painted his "Chasm of the Colorado," which he sold to Congress the following year. In 1892 he visited the Canyon as a guest of the Santa Fe Railroad, whose line now brought tourists within easy reach, and painted a large canvas for the line in return for a free trip. The SFRR completed a spur line to the rim in 1901, and consistently sponsored "artist&#39;s excursions" there from 1901 to 1912, as well as purchasing paintings for promotional efforts. In 1912 the railroad capped twenty years of association with Moran by commissioning this picture and producing this large chromolithograph. Almost all copies of this Moran print were soon trimmed and framed, and distributed by the SFRR as promotional gifts. Few of these have survived, generally being badly framed, usually without glass, and displayed in poor conditions. A small number remained in the archives of the railroad, and so have retained their untrimmed and pristine state. The present copy is in this uncirculated condition. A fine copy of Moran&#39;s most striking printed image. Nancy K. Anderson, ed., Thomas Moran, pp.301,320 (detail)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        POLLYANNA

      913. PORTER, Eleanor H. POLLYANNA. Illustrated by Stockton Mulford. London: Pitman & Sons, 1913. First British edition; first printing from American sheets. We are calling this a later issue as the publisher's 20pp. catalogue (Pitman Catalogue O.) is likely from 1915. Blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt lettering and an oval portrait lable of the heroine on the front board. Pollyanna was a best-selling novel in 1913 that went into over twenty printings the first year alone. It is now considered a classic of children's literature with the title character entering the American lexicon. Overall an attractive copy with many handsome illustrations. See Peter Parley to Penrod. p. 131. for the American edition. Quite scarce

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        THE SONNETS. From the Oxford text, Edited by W. J. Craig

      Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society. London. 1913. LIMITED EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.3 inches). iv, 78pp, iv (colophon and publishers advert). One of 1000 hand-numbered copies printed by C. T. Jacobi in the Eleven Point Riccardi Press Fount on Handmade Riccardi paper. Decorative wood-cut border on first text page. Fine early leather binding of full dark blue morocco, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled and decorated, with flower and love-heart devices, in gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with double gilt ruled borders. A couple of tiny abrasions to the edges otherwise this is a fine copy of this lovely edition, beautifully printed on fine quality hand made paper and in a decorative leather binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Hofgeschichten. Erste Abteilung : Preussische Hofgeschichten Bd. 2 - 4

      Georg Müller, München 1913 - Neu herausgegeben v. Heinrich Conrad. 316; 396; 519 S. Orig.-Ganzleder mit goldgeprägtem Deckel und reichlich goldverziertem Rücken sowie schwarzem Lederschildchen mit Titelei. Goldkopfschnitt. Auf holländischem Van Gelder-Bütten abgezogen. Bd. 2 mit 23 Bildbeigaben, Bd. 3 mit 36 Bildbeigaben und Bd. 4 mit 57 Bildbeigaben.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Wolter]
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        Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.

      London, William Heinemann, n.d. [c.1913]. - First Rackham Edition. Large 8vo. Publisher's grey cloth with sampler style decoration to upper board, pictorial endpapers; top edge tinted. With 13 colour plates, captioned tissues, and numerous black and white illustrations. Binding rubbed, boards bowed; signs of careful handling. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Unpath'd Waters.

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1913 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Housed in a purple half morocco slipcase and chemise. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few small chips and nicks and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression of the author's third collection of short stories. Rare in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Canada and Its Provinces Volume I New France Part I

      Toronto, Canada, 1913. The Authors&#39; Edition of &#39;Canada and its Provinces&#39; is limited to 875 Impressions on All-Rag Watermarked Paper Volume One printed at the Edinburgh University Press. This Impression is Number 161. This is a a Twenty-two Volume Set and Index, and all must be ordered together and will not be broken up, please refer to Bookseller Inventory #005676 to #005700. A history of the Canadian people and their institutions by One Hundred Associates. All books in Fine condition. Dust Jacket on four volumes have closed tears. (Ref.#ACC-C150).. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" Tall. Canadian History.

      [Bookseller: Shelf Lives]
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        Poésies

      Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise,, 1913. Édition Complète Contenant Plusieurs Poèmes Inédits et un Portrait. Fifth Edition. Octavo (185 × 125 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece. Binding lightly rubbed, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents toned. A very good copy. Fifth edition. Inscribed by Aldous Huxley "Ottoline Morrell from A.L.H. Christmas 1916".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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