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        Ord=Konst och Bild=Konst. Om modärn Skönlitteraturs Dekadens. Om den Modärna Konstens Vitalitet. Med et Förord av August Brunius.

      (Stockholm, Bröderna Lagerströms Förlag, 1913). Orig. bogtrykt omslag. Ubeskåret. Omslaget med et par meget svage brunpletter. 61,(1) pp. Indvendig frisk.. Originaludgaven af Lagerkvists berømte "manifest", som i radikalt omfang ændrede tidens litterære ideer og hermed blev den svenske modernismes kampskrift og inspirationskilde

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Ordkonst och bildkonst. Om modärn skönlitteraturs dekadans. Om den modärna konstens vitalitet. Med ett förord av August Brunius.

      [Kolofon:] Stockholm, Bröderna Lagerström, 1913. 8:o. 64 s. Häftad. Ngt nött, omslagen (av Isaac Grünewald) smutsade, ett par blad med trista revor från uppskärningen (utan pappersförlust, och begränsade till yttermarginalen). Sista tre arken ouppskurna. Med författarens dedikation till en icke namngiven mottagare på s. [1]: "Vördsamt fr. förf.". Första upplagan av författarens tredje bok

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        THE CONQUEST: The Story of a Negro Pioneer. By the Pioneer

      Woodruff Press Lincoln, NE: Woodruff Press, 1913. 311 pages. Meaures 19.8cm. Hardcover: original gray cloth binding, soiled, spine crimped; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Second edition. Minor staining to a few page edges and margins. Illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of author and 15 illustrations. Author was a pioneer of black cinema, beginning in the silent era and continuing into the 1940's, mostly for ghetto audiences. Afro-American novel; South Dakota. . Second edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        An artist in italy written and painted by walter tyndale, r.i. edinbourgh, s.d. (1913).

      Splendida ril. in perg., tit. e ricchi motivi oro al dorso e alla cop., taglio sup. in oro, cm 29x23, pp 307 di t., 26 pregev. tavv a colori applic. f.t. con veline di protez., copia n° 58 di 250 con firma dell'Autore. Ottimo esempl.

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        PEEK-A-BOOS AMONG THE BUNNIES

      1913. 1. (PRESTON,CHLOE)illus. THE PEEK-A-BOOS AMONG THE BUNNIES told by Z.H.. NY: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, ca 1913. Square 4to, pictorial boards, pictorial paste- on, some foxing and tips rubbed else VG. 1st US ed. The little Peek-A-Boos spend time in the rabbit warren. Illustrated by Preston with 8 fine color plates and pictorial endpapers and by George Howard-Vyse with numerous b&w's. Scarce.

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        Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

      Constable & Co. Ltd 1913. 290pp. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Limited to 100 copies, of which this is number 12. Signed by W. Heath Robinson. Recently handsomely rebound in a richly gilt-illustrated red morocco at the Chelsea Bindery, with ornamental gilt stamping on front, raised gilt bands on spine, gilt line along edges and dentelling on the endpapers. Wonderful illustrations: 94 in black and white, and 16 in full colour. Gorgeous.

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        CHANCE A Tale in two Parts.

      vii, [1], 920, 3 - 406, [2], 8pp ad's dated ' Autumn 1913'; 31pp catalogue dated 'September 1913.' original decorative green cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition, second issue with a cancel title. Binding state A with 'V' in Methuen. Slight spotting on fore-edges; else a very good, tight and clean copy.

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        A Study of Maya Art, Its Subject Matter and Historical Development

      Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology. 1913. Based on Spinden's 1909 doctoral thesis at Harvard and here Published as Volume VI of the Peabody Museum's Memoirs, this is the seminal study of Maya art and archaeology. Spinden was the first to study the range of Maya art, delineate its subject matter, and identify themes and motifs within the art and architecture of Maya society, including religious and philosophical ideas and calendrical notations. Probably the most important single volume ever published on the Maya. This copy is rebound in green buckram, and extra-annotated and illustrated in at least two hands. A (bookseller's?) note on the front free endpaper suggests the possibility that the annotations were those of the author, and indeed many of them seem to be of the type that an author would do if he were preparing a revised edition of his book. Some of the annotations correct errors in the earlier text, while others add new drawings, commentary or analysis, presumably based on information not available at the time of original publication. No revised edition of A Study of Maya Art was ever produced, however, so there is no corrected or updated text against which to compare this. Spinden, after gaining his PhD at Harvard, became the Assistant Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and from there went on to become the Curator of Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard's Peabody Museum, perhaps the most prestigious post in the country for a Mayanist. Spinden also developed a widely accepted correlation between the Maya calendar and the Western calendar, which was called into question by J. Eric S. Thompson, the British Mayanist. The controversy got heated, and Spinden spent much of the rest of his time devoted to the Maya defending his correlation. It may be this controversy that pre-empted a new edition of his classic study. Thompson's correlation, or one or two days off from it -- Spinden's and Thompson's were 260 years apart -- is widely accepted today, although the issue is not without controversy even now. In any case, this is an extra-annotated copy of the first important work of Maya scholarship and, by all appearances, a unique copy. A bit of wear to the edges of the cloth, overall near fine. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA ]
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        Gammel norsk vævkunst. Putetræk og tæpper i farvetrykte gjengivelser.

      Kristiania 1913. Tverr 4to. Gjennomillustrert.. I ett originalt helsjirtingbind. Komplett

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        FAENZA, bollettino del museo internazionale delle ceramiche in Faenza - Tutto il pubblicato nel periodo dal 1913 (anno primo) al 1982 (anno 68o), Faenza, Lega Fratelli, 1913

      formato brossura 12 x 25, pagine variabili. Storica rivista bimestrale all'inizio, ma poi con uscite irregolari, Fondata nel 1913 da GAETANO BALLARDINI, è da considerarsi la "STORIA DELLA CERAMICA" . Ricchissima documentazione e sopratutto CENTINAIA E CENTINAIA di fotografie ed illustrazioni DI OGGETTI PIU' DISPARATI COSTRUITI DAI MAESTRI CERAMISTI, anche in tavole fuori testo ed alcune a colori. COLLEZIONE IN SEQUENZA dal numero 1 del gennaio 1913 (anno primo) al numero 4 della fine del 1982- Ci furono uscite annuali di 6 numeri ed in altre solo 4: alcuni numeri sono doppi o tripli. Negli anni della guerra 1944 e 1945 l'editore sospese le pubblicazioni ed anche la cronologia delle annate saltò questi due anni. Presentiamo quindi in tutto 68 annate (pagine 9170 circa) tutte a fascicoli sciolti in buone condizioni (ed 8 annate sono ben rilegate), da dove mancano soltanto circa 14 numeri (a richiesta forniremo il dettaglio) La intera collezione viene offerta a

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        The Fairy Book. The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew.

      London. Macmillan. 1913. 1st illustrated edn. Hardback, no d/w. 379pp. 32 colour illustrations by Warwick Goble with captioned tissue-guards (all present). Top edge gilt. Blue/green cloth boards with ornate gilt decoration to front and gilt titles and decoration to spine. Light bumps/rubs to extrems. Light foxing to prelims and block edge. Neat contemporary (1916) gift inscription to front free endpaper. Otherwise clean, bright and tight apart from one illustration which appears to have sprung and been re-glued and thus stands very slightly proud of the top edge of the text block.

      [Bookseller: The Old Station Pottery & Bookshop]
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        Morandi Catalogo Generale

      First edition, in two volumes, Fine minus books (11 ¼” tall x 10” wide) and jackets – books have slight bow away from spine at top and jackets have very slight edge wear. Slipcase is Good with edge wear and a 4 to 5” split along one of the top seams. Slipcase has been reinforced with clear plastic tape along all the seams. Volume Primo 1913 through 1947 and Volume Secondo covers 1948 through 1964. Text is in Italian. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      1913. 1. GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1913 (Oct. 1913). 8vo (6 1/2 x 8 1/8"), blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, near fine. First edition with Bransom illustrations (7th overall edition of this title). Illustrated by PAUL BRANSOM with pictorial cover design, pictorial endpapers and title drawing, plus 10 very lovely color plates. Bransom is in his element with animals, making this a wonderful edition of this classic.Nice copy.

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        MERRY PUPPY BOOK

      1913. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. MERRY PUPPY BOOK. London: Henry Frowde & Hodder & Stoughton, no date, circa 1913. 4to (8 1/2 x 9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest bit of edge rubbing, Fine and bright. 1st edition. A fabulous books of dogs stories including the Mongrel Puppy, The Farmyard Puppy and the White Puppy. Featuring 36 full page color illustrations plus numerous black and whites throughout the text. This is a great copy of a rare Aldin title.

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        The Amateur Gentleman

      Little Brown and Company Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1913. First. First edition. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer. Owner name and address on the front fly, else fine in very near fine dustwrapper. Country-bred Englishman inherits a fortune and sets out to become a gentleman, in the pursuit of which he is involved in intrigues, adventures and romance. Basis for several films, a 1920 version directed by Maurice Elvey and featuring Langhorn Burton and Madge Stuart, another in 1926 directed by Sidney Olcott and featuring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Dunbar, and best known in the 1936 version directed by Thornton Freeland and featuring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Elissa Landi. Exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

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        A Study of Maya Art, Its Subject Matter and Historical Development

      Cambridge: Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology. 1913. Based on Spinden's 1909 doctoral thesis at Harvard and here Published as Volume VI of the Peabody Museum's Memoirs, this is the seminal study of Maya art and archaeology. Spinden was the first to study the range of Maya art, delineate its subject matter, and identify themes and motifs within the art and architecture of Maya society, including religious and philosophical ideas and calendrical notations. Probably the most important single volume ever published on the Maya. This copy is rebound in green buckram, and extra-annotated and illustrated in at least two hands. A (bookseller's?) note on the front free endpaper suggests the possibility that the annotations were those of the author, and indeed many of them seem to be of the type that an author would do if he were preparing a revised edition of his book. Some of the annotations correct errors in the earlier text, while others add new drawings, commentary or analysis, presumably based on information not available at the time of original publication. No revised edition of A Study of Maya Art was ever produced, however, so there is no corrected or updated text against which to compare this. Spinden, after gaining his PhD at Harvard, became the Assistant Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and from there went on to become the Curator of Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard's Peabody Museum, perhaps the most prestigious post in the country for a Mayanist. Spinden also developed a widely accepted correlation between the Maya calendar and the Western calendar, which was called into question by J. Eric S. Thompson, the British Mayanist. The controversy got heated, and Spinden spent much of the rest of his time devoted to the Maya defending his correlation. It may be this controversy that pre-empted a new edition of his classic study. Thompson's correlation, or one or two days off from it -- Spinden's and Thompson's were 260 years apart -- is widely accepted today, although the issue is not without controversy even now. In any case, this is an extra-annotated copy of the first important work of Maya scholarship and, by all appearances, a unique copy. A bit of wear to the edges of the cloth, overall near fine. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Samlede Skrifter.

      Monumentaludgaven. Udg. af Carl S. Petersen m. fl. For Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab.18 bind. København 1913 - 1963. 4to. Med Holbergs portræt udført i sortkunst af Alb. Repholtz efter Roslins maleri i Sorø Akademi. Indbundet med originale omslag og farvet snit i forlagets helpergament rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen og med Holbergs våben, ligeledes trykt i guld, på forpermen.. Vel nok en af Litterturselskabets smukkeste publikationer. Værker blev kun trykt i et oplag af 430 ekspl. hvoraf en lille del blev indbundet i luksusbind af helpergament. Da der gik 24 år mellem udgivelsen af de sidste 3 bind, er det yderst sjældent at finde et eksemplar, hvor alle 18 bind er indbundet i det originale helpergament, der er udført af Petersen og Petersens Bogbinderi. Skougaard 1,124. Ehr.-M. I,522. Göteborg 161

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        Panurge. [Subtitle]: Haulte farce musicale en 3 actes de MM. Georges Spitzmüller et Maurice Boukay. [Music by Massenet]

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

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        A BOY'S WILL. Inscribed

      London: David Nutt, 1913 Presentation Copy of the First Edition of the author's first book, preceded only by the legendary Twilight [1894] of which only one copy is known. Neatly & succinctly inscribed in blue-black fountain pen on the half-title to friend & admirer George Crosbie. "For Crosbie / from / Frost". Most of Crosbie's Frost collection was given to Blair Academy [new Jersey] in 1988. A fine copy in the original cream linen wrappers, a bit dusty but otherwise quite nice. Binding D [with 4-petaled flowers]. 1 of only 686 copies of 1000 printed, with "Printed in Great Britain" rubber-stamped on the copyright page. Custom cloth case with chemise. Clymer and Green p. 20; Crane A2.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE - OLD FAIRY TALES

      London, Hodder & Stoughton1913 1st Trade edition. Hardback ( 8 1/4" x 10 1/2" ). Green buckram covers with titles in gilt on spine. It has been re-cased by Paramount Studios ( Kay Nielsen worked for some of the Hollywood Picture Studios for the latter part of his career).164 pages. Ends of spine are very slightly bumped. No inscription or name. Has an identification number on inside of front cover which suggests it may have been in the Paramount Studio's library. Very clean and very tight. There are 24 SUPERB colour illustrations mounted on card with swag decorations and decorated and captioned tissue-guards. All pages have swag decoration and there is a lovely vignette at the head of each story. A beautiful book in VERY GOOD condition.

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        IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE

      1913. 1. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. IN POWDER AND CRINOLINE: fairy tales retold by Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. London: Hodder & Stoughton nd [1913]. 4to, lavender pictorial cloth, some light foxing throughout else really NEAR FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHERS PICTORIAL BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (box soiled, corners strengthened). 1st trade ed. (second issue bound all in cloth instead of cloth backed boards). Illustrated by Nielsen with 24 tipped-in color plates with pictorial tissue guards, pictorial endpapers plus text decorations. This is a beautiful copy of a really magnificent book, rarely found with the original box.

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        Canada and Its Provinces. A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates

      Toronto: Printed by T. & A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limite Toronto: Printed by T. & A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limited, 1913-1917. (CANADA) Author' Edition. First edition, Number 848 of 875 Impressions on All-Rag Watermarked Paper, signed by the Publisher. 23 vols., 4to (27.2 x 20.5 cm). Illustrated. Bound in fulll green morocco, upper board with large gilt seal, t.e.g. Fine

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        The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook. A Complete Manual including the Fisherman's Entomology and the Making and Management of a Fishery.

      London: George Routledge & Sons (1913).. First edition, no. 75 of 100 "Edition de Luxe" large paper copies, signed by the Author, 4to, (xvi), 416 pp. 43 plates with tissues, including 13 photographs and 23 examples of flies, some light foxing to a few plates, marbled endpapers. Contemporary maroon half calf, gilt titled spine with raised bands and gilt flowers, a few light marks otherwise a very good copy, t.e.g.

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        HAPPY PRINCE

      1913. 1. (ROBINSON,CHARLES)illus. THE HAPPY PRINCE by Oscar Wilde. London: Duckworth (1913). 4to (8 x 10"), gilt pictorial purple cloth, top edge gilt, offsetting on endpaper else near Fine. 1st edition with these illustrations. Illustrated by Robinson with 12 magnificent tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards plus numerous text drawings as well as pictorial endpapers and title page. This is a nice copy of one of Robinson's most desired books and the most beautiful edition of these fairy tales.

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        Bemerkung betreffs der spezifischen Wärme zweiatomiger Gase.The Adiabatic Hypothesis of Quantum Theory. Braunschweig: Friedr. Wieweg & Sohn., 1913. First edition.

      The paper in which he first formulated his 'Adiabatic Hypothesis' of quantum theory. "Two important heuristic principles have guided quantum physicists during the period 1913-1925, viz. Ehrenfest's Adiabatic Hypothesis and Bohr's Principle of Correnspondance. The Adiabatic Hypothesis, first formulated by Ehrenfest in 1913 [this paper], says: If a system be affected in a reversible adiabatic way, allawed motions are transformed into allowed motions." (Van der Waerden: Sources of Quantum Mechanics, pp.3-4).. Published in: Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft im Jahre 1913, Nr. 11, pp.451-457. Entire issue offered. Original printed wrappers; faint rubber stamp to front wrapper, otherwise very fine. 8vo (228 x 152 mm)

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        Magic. A Fantastic Comedy.

      London, Martin Secker, (1913). Orig. boards with paper label on spine. With original glassine wrapper, worn and torn. 72 pp.. First edition. One of 150 copies printed on Japon paper and signed by the author. This is copy no. 24

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        MY DAYS WITH FAIRIES

      1913. Very Good. [DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. STAWELL, Mrs. Rudolph [Maud Margaret]. MY DAYS WITH THE FAIRIES. A new and enlarged edition of "Fairies I Have Met." Illustrated in colour by Edmund Dulac. New York, London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., circa 1913]. First edition thus. Eight color plates mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Title-page is printed in green on tan paper, with line illustrations in brown. Octavo. 20 x 15 cm. 169 pp. Publisher's binding of mauve cloth with title and decoration stamped in gilt to upper board and spine. The gilt has dulled and the cloth darkened slightly on spine; otherwise the binding shows only minor shelfwear. Text and illustrations are clean. The publication date above was suggested by the British Library. This copy has a contemporary gift inscription dated 1914. A very good copy of a very scarce title. (Hughey 15d).

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

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

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

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

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        Story of Miss Moppet, The

      1913. first edition. The First Book Form Edition of “The Story of Miss Moppet,”in the Original Printed Glassine Dust JacketPOTTER, Beatrix. The Story of Miss Moppet. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [n.d., after 1913].First edition in book form (first published in wallet form in 1906). Twelvemo (4 13/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 123 x 105 mm.). 52, [1], [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fourteen color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.Original gray boards lettered in dark green on front cover and spine. Large color pictorial label (measuring 2 7/8 inches; 73 mm. in diameter) on front cover (repeated from the illustration on p. 36) within a blind circular panel surrounded by a broad dark green border. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plates XII and XIII). Very slight foxing to preliminaries. Otherwise a very fine copy. In the original glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with the price “1/3 NET” at foot of spine, with an advertisement on the rear panel for “The Peter Rabbit Books” listing The Tale of Pigling Bland and The Tale of Mr. Tod at “1/3 NET” under “Series II. New Style” and listing twelve titles already published, beginning with The Tale of Peter Rabbit and ending with The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes under “Series I,” an advertisement on the front flap for “Other Delightful Books for Children by Beatrix Potter” beginning with The Roly-Poly Pudding and ending with The Story of Miss Moppet, and an advertisement on the rear flap for “A First Favourite with Children Peter Rabbit’s Painting Book.” The jacket has only minimal wear to spine extremities, with no loss. Extremely scarce—we have never seen another copy in the jacket. Housed in a full dark green morocco gilt clamshell case.“Miss Moppet in book form is not listed in either the ECB [English Catalogue of Books] or USC [United States Catalogue of Books]. However, the glazed paper dust jacket on No. 11A advertising Miss Moppet and the Fierce Bad Rabbit as ‘now first published in book-form’ also lists Pigling Bland, which was published in 1913. It also gives the price for the ‘1st Series,’ in boards at 1/3. Up to 1913 this series had been listed at 1/-, so it is certain that Miss Moppet and the Fierce Bad Rabbit in book form were published during or after 1913” (Quinby).Linder, p. 426. Quinby 11A. V & A 1560.

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        Social Worship for Use In Families Schools & Churches [...] Issued on Behalf of the West London Ethical Society as a Memorial of its Twenty-First Anniversary

      The West London Ethical Society/The Ethical Church London: The West London Ethical Society/The Ethical Church, 1913. First Edition. Two quarto volumes (28cm). Original blue-gray cloth, lettered in gilt on spines and front covers; lxxv,654; xxxv,229pp. Cloth boards slightly discolored at extremities; scattered foxing within; Very Good. The first volume consists of meditations and homilies chosen from both clerical and secular sources, intended to illustrate the non-religious principles of Ethical Culture. The second volume, edited by Charles Kennedy Scott, is a compilation of secular hymns for use in Ethical Culture services. Scarce.

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        A History of Chess

      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1913 900 pages with frontispiece, illustrations, plates, tables, diagrams and index. Small quarto (10 1/2" x6 3/4") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover blind stamped with pictorial chess piece. (Betts: 5-6). 1st edition. The author's aim: "to present as complete a record as possible of the varieties of chess which exist, or have existed, in different parts of the world; to investigate the ultimate origin of these games and the circumstances of the invention of chess; and to trace the development of the modern European game from the first appearance of its ancestor, the Indian Chaturanga". The result is a comprehensive history, based on original sources, from the earliest game to the 19th century. Earlier histories had relied chiefly on the written documents, but here considerable weight is also attached to the philological evidence (i.e. the significance of chess terms in the various languages). Since 1913, Murray's history has been recognized as the standard work of its kind. Condition: Light rubbing to extremities and hinges, inner gutter cracked at title, corners bumped, some sunning to spine else a very good copy issued without jacket. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Small Quarto.

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        Manuscript Medical Notes and Monitoring Chart, a Mourning Document, and Photographs of an Esteemed Surgeon and His Dying Wife

      1913. A mini-archive of Dr. Édouard Schwartz (1852-1925), who was respected surgeon at the famous Hôpital Cochin in Paris, and professor at the Faculty of Medicine. Comprises 4 original photographs of the surgeon, a photographic postcard of his villa in the French Riviera, manuscript treatment notes and a temperature chart for the doctor's wife during her final seventeen days, and a printed condolence card in mourning borders. All text, manuscript and typescript, is in French. Collection of Original Photographs dating from 1894-1918. The earliest is a professional portrait of Doctor Schwartz in 1894 , 8,5 cm x 11,5 cm on gilt-edged photographer's mount. The largest photograph, captioned in manuscript and dated 7 March 1918 shows a groups of nurses and gentlemen in uniform, 22 cm x 17 cm, mounted on cardstock. A medical operation being performed by the doctor in 1910 is captured in 2 sepia photographs, each 11cm x 8 cm and each mounted on embossed paper mount. Foxing to 2 mounts, otherwise the lot in very good condition. Manuscript notes, circa February - March 1913, written by the doctor. Comprises annotated record of treatments instituted by himself and another doctor known only as Schmidt, including a dose of morphine and oxygen, among other things. Naturally monitoring his wife's progress, the document mentions levels of consciousness, blood samples taken, rate of heart beat, condition of lungs, trachea, pupils, etc. The document describes a good day, where the patient has no hypertension (high blood pressure), a normal cough, until 13:30 that evening when she suffered a stroke, with convulsions approximately every 22 minutes leading up to her death, which is also illustrated on the temperature chart. Double leaf, on personal letterhead from the family villa, measuring 12.5 cm x 17 cm. A medical chart, from the Cochin Hospital in Paris, 1913. Doctor Schwartz, husband of the patient, records temperature readings taken from 28 February - 7 March to one side, with continued readings from 18 March - 3 April 1913 recorded to verso. Mrs. Anna Schwartz died quite suddenly of a stroke at the young age of 53. Oblong card, measures 15,5 cm x 10 cm, printed to recto and verso. A large mourning card, printed in April 1913, sent collectively from a long list family members, friends and colleagues, expresses brief but profound sentiments of sympathy and condolence for Dr. Schwartz. Indicative of affluent connections, the condolence card contains several interesting names whom evidently the doctor was acquainted with, many of whom are members of the Légion d'honneur or the Legion of Honor, a prestigious French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Qto. Double-leaf, wide mourning borders, printed to recto only. .

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        (Berlin 1880 - 1957). Auf dem Boden kollerndes Weib (Betty IV). Radierung von (19)13. 23,5 x 30 cm. Unten rechts signiert und datiert, unten links bezeichnet 'Prbd.', in der Platte zusätzlich (spiegelverkehrt) signiert.

      Wietek 157; Tappert-Liste 65; Karsch-Verz. R 24.

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        L'Homme qui a perdu son ombre avec 15 eaux-fortes de Bernard Naudin.

      Paris, Peignot, 1913. 4to. Uncut and unopened in the original wrappers. With tissue-guards. Apart from minor tear to hinge at bottom, near mint condition.. Nr. 17 of 100 copies, one of only 15 copies on Japan-paper. "Le present Exemplaire, qui porte le no 17, est un des quinze exemplaires sur Japon Imperial, renfermant, autre les gravures terminées une Suite d'Etats." Comprising 15 original signed engravings, each with a suite, all in all 30 original engravings by the famous French painter and printmaker Bernard Naudin. Bernard Naudin (1876-1946) was the pupil of Léon Bonnat at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was successful as a painter, but he gave it up in1904 in order to concentrate on printmaking, for which he is now famous. His engravings for "L'Homme qui a perdu son ombre" are considered some of his finest works, and the book one of his scarcest.In all 100 copies were made, nr. 1 being a unique copy on "vieux Japon" (priced at 10.000 fr. at the time of appearance), Nr. 2-10 on "vieux Japon" (priced at 600 fr.), nr. 11-25 on "Japon" (priced at 500 fr.), and nr. 26-100 on Holland, with no extra suite (priced at 300 fr.)

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Unpaginated. Full vellum, gilt title to spine, elaborate gilt and blue design to upper cover. Covers very slightly soiled, with some minor black marking to foot of lower cover, hint of foxing to spine, lacks ties. Fore-edge foxed, spilling over on to the margins of most text pages, though the plate pages are generally clean, and the actual images are all clean and bright, half-title foxed. Complete with ten tipped-in plates by Bull. Limited edition of 250 copies, this being number 2, signed by Bull to the limitation leaf. Now housed in a cloth, velvet-lined, drop back box, title in gilt to spine. Potter 99. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Full Vellum. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Bull, Rene. 4to. Limited Edition.

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        The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 (First American Edition, two volumes)

      New York: Lee Keedick, 1913. Octavo, two volumes. First American Edition. Published one year after the English first (and correct first) edition, and a Canadian edition. Publisher's navy cloth, gilt titles and spine rule, top page edges gilt, single rule in blind on the front boards. Maps present at the rear of each volume. & & Amundsen's party, aboard the ship "Fram," reached the South Pole more than a month ahead of British Capt. Robert F. Scott and his crew, thanks to the help of sled dogs, which eventually provided a food source, and fur clothing instead of the wool worn by Scott's team. & & About Fine, with no dust jackets (presumed as issued). A hint of rubbing at the extremities, boards very slightly bowed. A superb example, housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912

      New York: Lee Keedick 1913, 1st American. () xxxv,392;x,449pp. Near fine. Two volumes Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut with numerous plates (including scarce Fram plate which is often missing) from photos, illustrations, and 5 maps (including three folding and 2 colour. Rosove 9.B.2; Spence 18. The English Translation of 'Sydpolen'. The expedition was originally planned to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram, through the Arctic Ocean, but on hearing the announcement of Cook's and Peary's claims of reaching the North Pole Amundsen turned towards the South. Scott's plans to attempt the South Pole were well known, and Amundsen was severely criticized for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were in made in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made the trip with dogs and skis, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party with little difficulty; Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds..

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        The Abysmal Brute

      New York: The Century Co.. 1913. First printing. Near Fine. First printing, 1913, small 8vo in lime green cloth stamped in darker green and black (second state binding; the first was in dark green and yellow). A near fine copy in VG dust jacket; the jacket has minor loss to spine ends and tips, some loss along the joint between the front panel and the front flap, and lesser loss to the joint between the rear flap and panel, old bookseller's sticker (from the 1930s) to center of spine. Loss to jacket at bottom of spine includes half of the publisher's name. RARE in jacket. In handsome homemade slipcase.

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        Mother Goose ( The Old Nursery Rhymes - Signed and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham - Limited Edition - Color Plates )

      William Heinemann, 1913. Hardcover. Very Good. William Heinemann, London 1913. Limited Edition. Limited to Eleven Hundred and thirty copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. The Signature is Guaranteed by the Publisher. Illustrated with thirteen tipped in color plates by Arthur Rackham. Also illustrated in black and white throughout by Rackham. White cloth boards with gold lettering and illustration at the front board. Uncut page edges. Top edge gold gilt. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots on the boards, tight spine, foxing at the half title page and at the last page of text, clean pages.

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        MOTHER GOOSE:THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES

      1913. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. MOTHER GOOSE:THE OLD NURSERY RHYMES. London: Heinemann (1913). Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), original white gilt pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, owner bookplate, light finger soil and spine slightly toned as is common else VG - Fine, tight and clean with not one bit of spotting. 1st edition, LIMITED TO 1130 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with 13 fabulous tipped-in color plates mounted on heavy paper plus a profusion of beautiful black and whites throughout the text with reproductions far superior to those in the trade edition. This is a nice copy of a one of Rackham's most sought after titles.

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1913. hardcover. <center><b>one of 1130 copies signed by Rackham</b></center> Rackham, Arthur. MOTHER GOOSE. The Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, (1913). Original white cloth stamped in gilt. <p>Arthur Rackham edition, being copy # 362 of 1130 copies signed by Rackham. This is one of Rackham&#39;s most sought-after titles, as it includes just about all of the favorite Mother Goose rhymes; there are 13 color plates (each tipped onto heavy paper with a printed tissue-guard) including Jack Sprat (and the missus), Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffett and Mother Goose herself -- as well as a plethora of black-and-white illustrations within the text.</p> <p>This is a very-good-to-near-fine copy, the only flaw being that it appears the white cloth may have been wiped with a damp cloth (thus making the gilt less than bright); there is also just a bit of wear at the foot of the spine.</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12292)

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        Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes

      London: William Heinemann,, [1913]. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, titles and pictorial block to front board gilt. With 13 coloured plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Signed limited edition. One of 1130 copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1913. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Century Co. 1913 (1913). Thick 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine in dust wrapper with piece off upper front corner. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated by Rackham with cover plate, 12 color plates, color title page and over 50 marvelous, detailed black and whites in text. A beautiful copy rarely found with the dust wrapper.

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        Mother Goose

      1913. As I Was Going to St. Ives I Saw Mother Goose In Her Scarce Dust JacketRACKHAM, Arthur. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, n.d. [1913]. First trade edition, later issue (with blank endpapers and no date on verso of title-page). Octavo (7 7/8 x 5 5/8 in; 202 x 145 mm). xi, [1, blank], 159, [1, blank] pp. Thirteen color plates, eighty-five black and white illustrations, many in silhouette. Title page with blue lettering and black illustration.Publisher&#39;s original gray cloth, pictorially stamped in red, blue, and green with blue lettering, top edge green, very faint offsets to free-endpapers. Original color pictorial dust jacket advertising three other 1913 Heinemann publications on back. A bright, fine copy in the scarce dust jacket which is a little chipped at top and bottom of spine (with some loss of lettering)."So far as titles go (but not so far as artwork goes) we move into a different key with Mother Goose, a book constructed in 1913 from a seriesof plates and line dreawings which had appeared and would reappear in St Nicholas between 1912 and 1914. THe poems were chosen by Rackham, presumably in terms of the themes and subjects he wished to illustrate: this would account for the consistently good quality of the many plates and of the numerous line drawings..." (Gettings, Fred. Arthur Rackham, p. 131).Latimore and Haskell, p. 41. Riall, p. 115.

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      1913. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Century Co., 1913 (1913). Thick 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 262p., Fine condition. 1st U.S. edition. Illustrated by Rackham with cover plate, 12 color plates, color title page and over 50 marvelous, detailed black and whites. This is a particularly nice copy.

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        Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes

      London, William Heinemann, n.d. [c.1913]., 1913. First Rackham Edition. Large 8vo. Fine in recent dark blue full morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, gilt rule to boards; top edge tinted, others a touch dusty. With 13 colour plates, captioned tissues, and numerous black and white illustrations.

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