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        Songs From Books, Barrack Room Ballads, The Five Nations, The Seven Seas, Departmental Ditties Etc

      London Bumpus Bindings in red leather with raised banded spines. Title in gilt to spine. All edges gilt. Plulishers MacMillan and Methuen Dates 1913/1914. Minimal foxing mainly to page extremities, more prevelant in The Seven Seas. Each volume has private library plate to fep. Three volumes have pencil annotations to fep. All book are tight. Sunning to spines and very minimal wear, scuff to rear of Songs from Books.. Hardback. Very Good ++.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        "Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie,” (“The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity”) in Koniglich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1914, pp. 1030-1085

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS. In 1913 Einstein investigated curved space and curved time as they relate to a theory of gravity, presenting Entwurf, a theory that had “virtually all the elements of the general theory of relativity with the exception of one striking omission: gravitational field equations that were not generally covariant” (Calaprice, 40). In fact, the Entwurf theory is already “very close to the version of general relativity published in November 1915 and constitutes an enormous advance over Einstein’s first attempt at a generalized theory of relativity and theory of gravitation published in 1912” (The History of Quantum Mechanics and the Theory of Relativity Auction, Christies, 2002, 105). In this paper, Einstein attempts to convey the full content of his Entwurf theory with the clear “intent of [explaining] the mathematical methods and formal structure of the general theory of relativity. A major part of the [paper] was concerned with a mathematical derivation of the field equations of the Entwurf theory from a variational principle” (David Hilbert's Lectures on the Foundations of Physics 1915-1927, 10). “Drawing on earlier work with Grossmann, Einstein formulated his gravitational field equations using a variation principle. Using this richer mathematical structure, Einstein offered a proof purporting to demonstrate that this theory had the maximum covariance compatible with the hole argument; that is covariance under ‘justified’ transformation between the ‘adapted coordinate systems’ he had introduced with Grossmann” (Calaprice). "Although the "Entwurf" theory of Einstein and Grossmann later turned out to be untenable, it has important characteristics in common with the final version of Einstein's theory of relativity, published a year later” (Editorial notice in Einstein’s Collected Works). CONDITION & DETAILS: Weil 68. 4to. 10.75 X 7.5 inches (269 x 188mm). Entire journal issue in original wraps. Very slight rubbing and creasing to rear wrap. Tightly bound; uncut; clean and bright throughout. Very good condition.

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        The Bells and Other Poems. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

      Hodder and Stoughton, London, c.1913., 1913. Limited Edition to 750 copies of which this No315, SIGNED by Dulac. 4to. With 28 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues, plus smaller sepia and black line-drawings. Publisher's vellum, elaborate gilt design to boards and spine. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed, brown and spotted. Boards warped with light marking, gilt rubbed; browning to end paper. One ribbon detached. Content excellent, plates fine. Held in a protective, later clam shell box of brown cloth with twin green title labels and gilt decoration to morocco spine. Very good. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        QUALITY STREET

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913. Barrie, J(ames) M(atthew). [Hugh Thomson, illustrator]. QUALITY STREET. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., but 1913]. 22 fine illustrations by Thomson, each with integral paper guard. First Trade Edition, a FINE copy with very little actual wear to the boards (just a tiny bit of fade to the spine, barely noticeable) in original publishers decorated purple-gray cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt. Inner hinges beginning to crack, some of the pages a little tender and over-opened, one paper guard expertly re-inserted but a very beautiful copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title in the year of publication. "To ______ /from her friend/J. M. Barrie/Nov 1913." These lovely Thomson editions are quite easy to find in general but RARELY DOES ONE SEE AN EXAMPLE INSCRIBED BY BARRIE HIMSELF. Source for the 1937 Oscar-nominated Katharine Hepburn film. Housed in a custom quarter-morocco slipcase.. Signed. First Trade Edition. Fine. Illus. by Hugh Thomson.

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        Quality Street

      1913. Classic BarrieBeautiful ThomsonBound by Birdsall of Northampton[BIRDSALL of Northampton, Binders]. [THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator]. BARRIE, J.M. Quality Street. A Comedy in Four Acts. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: n.d. [1913]. Limited to 1,000 copies signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 10 inches; 309 x 253 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], [4], vii, [1], 197, [2], [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece and twenty-one mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Black and white text illustrations..Contemporary binding by Birdsall of Northampton (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of brown goatskin, the covers with a gilt double fillet border, at the center of the front cover the figure of the Sergeant standing on a newspaper composed of onlaid pieces of various coloured goatskin with additional tooling, reproducing the figure as seen on the frontispiece, lettered with the title and author above and below. The spine is divided into five panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the first and fifth tooled with a sprig, the long third panel with a flower issuing from a vase, the turn-ins and matching inside joints tooled with gilt fillets and rolls, brown moiré silk doublures and endleaves, top edge gilt, the others untrimmed. Original front cover vellum and spine preserved. Housed in a cloth chemise and slipcase. A superb copy.Hugh Thomson's (1860-1920) "style seems to have emerged fully formed and to have corresponded perfectly with popular taste, and, while he refined his technical skills during his career, he rarely departed from it. A contemporary of the Brock brothers, he shared their feeling for line, detail, and period atmosphere but remained untouched by the aesthetic movement and the work of other contemporaries such as Arthur Rackham or Edmund Dulac. Reflecting successfully the nostalgia of the time, his fine line drawing of rural characters and gentle countrified society appealed to the imagination of the public; most of Thomson's best-known work is in this idiom. This style sat lightly on the page and reproduced well in smaller formats. Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) is best known for his wildly successful, internationally renowned play and childrens' classic, Peter Pan (1904). Barrie's remarkable impact on the London stage in the 1900s began with this, his first play, the sentimental four-act comedy Quality Street (1901). The story is about two sisters who start a school "for genteel children." The play opened at the Knickerbocker Theatre in New York on November 11, 1901, starring the great Maude Adams, but ran for only a modestly successful 64 performances. It then opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London on September 17,1902 and ran for a very successful 459 performances, making it one of the first American productions to score a bigger triumph in London than in New York. The piece then enjoyed numerous revivals and tours. The play was adapted twice for film; the first, in 1927 starred Marion Davies, and the second, in 1937, starred Katharine Hepburn."Mr. Barrie justifies the simple, natural life; he demonstrates the essential virtuousness of cakes and ale and even of ginger hot in the mouth. Quality Street is a case in point. Its theme, to speak generally, is the joy of living...More particularly the theme is the desire of women to love tenderly and to be honourably loved in return. That desire is never more charmingly exhibited than it is in young spinsters verging on an age when love seems in danger of passing them by. It is the theme of Jane Austen's Persuasion. If that classic instance comes automatically to the pen it is because Mr. Barrie's play chooses Jane Austen's period, and his characters speak the delightfully stilted language of Jane Austen's people...it is a genuine Barrie, and, being a genuine Barrie, has an irresistible charm. It shows us the sweetness of life as lived by old maids, and by young maids who are honestly determined not to be old maids if they can help it. It makes us, like St. Augustine in his youth, in love with love. It has laid us up in lavender" (Vaudeville, September, 1902).The roots of Birdsall of Northampton "stretch back to the early eighteenth century but it was in 1792 that John Lacy's Northampton bindery was acquired by William Birdsall, continuing in his family until 1961...In Birdsall's heyday, Gerring (Notes on Bookbinding, 1899) reported a staff of 250 engaged in making ladies handbags, fancy boxes, and stationary; as well as all types of bookbinding. The firm seemed always ready to experiment and careful records and samples were kept by Richard Birdsall, great-great-nephew of the founder, until he died in 1909...The firm's collection of over 3,000 finishing tools passed to the University of Toronto" (Maggs, Bookbinding in the British Isles II, #262, and #321). "Birdsall's is notable for the high quality of their leathers and finishings, as well as for the inventive style of their 'inlaid pictorial bindings'" (Chevalier Collection, Christie's November 9, 1990).

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

      London: Andrew Melrose 1913, 1st limited signed edition. () xxi, 199pp. Very good. 8vo. In original light blue publisher's cloth. Gilt titles, and reproductions of author's signature's in gilt, with glued on image of ice berg to front cover. 4 colour plates tipped in; 18 B / W photographic plates, and 19 B / W full page drawings. Cover gently rubbed with light soiling. Test block clean and solid. Front and rear hinges strong and fully intact. A very nice copy of a scarce and highly sought after edition that is notoriously difficult to find in this condition. Limited edition, #143 of 280. Signed on half-title by: Ernest H. Shackleton, James Murray, and George Marston..

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        Antarctic Days

      London, Andrew Melrose, , 1913. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men. Illustrated by the Authors... and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Quarto. Original aqua cloth with mounted illustration ("A small typical antarctic snow-berg") to the front cover, bevelled boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. Tipped-in coloured frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard and 3 other similar plates, 18 halftone plates mainly from photographs, full-page line-drawn illustrations to the text. Spine tanned, cloth a little spotted, light toning, but a very good copy. Edition de luxe, this copy number 155 of 280, signed on the half-title by Shackleton, Murray and Marston. "Murray and Marston's Antarctic Days is a fine complement to the two giants of Antarctic bibliography emanating from Shackleton's 1907-9 expedition, Aurora Australis and Heart of the Antarctic, and it is one of the most sought-after Antarctic titles... very scarce" (Rosove). In his introduction Shackleton describes it as "an unofficial, and therefore more human document", and advises "anyone who wants to get to the kernel of the life of the Polar explorer" to read the book, Conrad further suggesting that it gives "the flavour of life with the Boss". Howgego describes both the deluxe and trade editions as "very scarce", but it is remarkable that COPAC locates just one copy of the former, whilst OCLC has just three, all of them in Australia.

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        THE TEMPERS

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1913.. Cream boards, stamped in gilt. . Covers somewhat rubbed and soiled, with a few spots of red, but a good copy from the Goodwin collection, now without its characteristic cloth slipcase. First edition of the author's second book (1000 copies printed). Publisher's review copy, with publisher's compliments stamp on half-title WALLACE A2.

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. 44 tissue guared plates by the master. Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Rackham's ex libris book plate printed on the front pastedown with name of previous owner. Dedicatiton at base of front pastedown. Some wear at top of spine, and less so at base of spine. Tissue guard on plate 5 has a crease at the base. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES

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

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. 44 tissue guared plates by the master. Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Rackham's ex libris book plate printed on the front pastedown with name of previous owner. Dedicatiton at base of front pastedown. Some wear at top of spine, and less so at base of spine. Tissue guard on plate 5 has a crease at the base. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        ARTHUR RACKHAM'S BOOK OF PICTURES

      Published by William Heinemann, 1913. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. A personalised collection of 44 superb colour plates of Rackham's past work brought together in one volume. Grey-green cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover and spine. "Ex Libris" pictorial bookplate printed on front endpaper (later editions do not have this). Tipped-in colour plates mounted on brown paper with captioned paper guards. Large format. Spine and corners bumped. Some pale page browning else contents clean. [R]

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        Vanity Fair.

      Illustrated in colour by Lewis Baumer. London, Hodder & Stoughton, (1913). 4to. (2),+xviii,+ 483 pp.+ plates. Publishers gilt decorated vellum. Top edge gilt, the other edges uncut. Boards with silk ties. Ink notes on the front fly-leaf. Edition printed in 350 numbered copies and signed by the artist, of which this is number 101

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        The Night-Born.

      New York, The Century Co., 1913. Orig. decorated light blue cloth, binding slightly soiled. 290 [1, ads] pp. With coloured frontisp. Some dampstaining to second half.. First edition. Signed presentation copy (full-page) to John Martin, dated Dec., 19, 1914 in Glen Ellen, California

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        Men of Mark

      Duckworth & Co. / Mitchell Kennerley London / New York: Duckworth & Co. / Mitchell Kennerley. 1913. First. First edition. Quarto. Original beige cloth gilt. 33 tipped-in monochrome photogravure plates, each with the subject's signature in facsimile and tissue guard. Introduction by Coburn. Corners a little bumped, tissue guards toned and one with a tear, but a very near fine copy in the rare dustwrapper, also near fine with tiny nicks and the slightest of edgewear. Portraits of artists and authors including George Meredith, George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Roger Fry, William Dean Howell, Clarence H. White, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges, and others. .

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        FAENZA. Bollettino del Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza. Rivista bimestrale di studi storici e di tecnica dell'arte ceramica fondata l'anno 1913 da Gaetano Ballardini.

      In-8, tutta tela e brossura, ben illustrata da tavole fuori testo in bianco e nero e a colori. Di questo importante periodico specializzato, alla quale collaborarono i più insigni studiosi italiani e stranieri, offriamo una collezione pressoche? completa cosi? composta: dal 1913 al 1942, rilegata in tela (in ristampa anastatica) dal 1943 al 2006 in brossura (manca il 1946, i numeri 3-4-5-6 del 1947, i numeri 5-6 del 1959 e il n. 6 del 1964). Disponibili, su richiesta, anche singole annate complete.

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        L'arte della legatura alla corte degli estensi, a ferrara e a modena, dal sec. xv al xix. col catalogo delle legature pregevoli della biblioteca estense di modena. firenze, t. de marinis, 1913.

      Cm.31, pp. lxxii, 104 + 28 tavole fuori testo, ciascuna con velina parlante. Bella leg. coeva in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro (firmata Barisonzo). Sguardie marmorizzate e bross. orig. conservate. Ex libris. Bell'esemplare, in barbe. Celebre e ricercato catalogo con dettagliate descrizione dei volumi. Non comune.

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        Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phänomenologischen Philosophie. Erstes Buch (alles). Allegemeine Einführung in die reine Phänomenologie. Sonderdruck aus: "Jahrbuch für Philosophie und phänomenologische Forschung", Bd. I herausgegeben von E. Husserl: Göttingen.

      Halle, Max Niemeyer, 1913. 4to. Orig. printed wrappers, uncut. Some wear to extremities of wrappers, capitals a bit worn, and spine a bit soiled, but intact, solid, and no loss of lettering. Old owner's name crossed out at tope of front wrapper. Internally very nice and clean. VIII, 323, (1) pp.. The scarce first edition, off-print, of Husserl's second main work, his seminal "Ideas", which constitutes the founding text of Constitutive Phenomenology and the work, in which Husserl introduces his groundbreaking notion of "epoché". It was due to this work that he was able to secure himself the position as Professor in Freiburg (from 1916-1928).Although the work is called "Ideen I", there is no doubt as to its status as a separate work. Husserl did not publish his Ideen II and III in his lifetime, and they were only published posthumously, both in 1952. They have had none of the impact that the "Ideen I" had, and they are considered to be works in their own right too, although much less interesting.When Husserl published his "Logical Investigations" in 1900-1901, he changed the face of philosophy and founded the new philosophy of the 20th century: Phenomenology. In the Logical Investigations, Husserl began by attacking Psychologism and then went on to introduce his new philosophical method, which only then saw the light of day, and which only becomes fully developed later on. In 1900-01 he asks the question of the essence of the matter of perception as opposed to the form of perception. In his "Ideen", he extends his scope to include philosophy of the natural sciences, and he reflects thoroughly on the method of transcendental phenomenological epohé and reduction. He thus takes a new turn on conscious life and the pre-given status of it. This can no longer be accepted as something that exists in the world as the final guarantee for the world and the positive sciences of it. We must distinguish between the act of consciousness and the phenomena at which it is directed, in order to study the very structure of consciousness. All assumptions about the existence of the external world must be suspended, in order to achieve knowledge of the essences. It is this procedure that Husserl calls "epoché", and the constitutive phenomenology, which is founded in this work, is something that comes to characterize the rest of Husserl's works.Husserl is now famous as the father of phenomenology, and he decisively influenced the likes of Heidegger, Sartre, Carnap, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Ricoeur, Derrida etc. etc

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        Die Idee der Riemannschen Fläche. (Mathematische Vorlesungen an der Universitat Göttingen, no. V).

      Leipzig und Berlin, B.G. Teubner, 1913. Orig. green printed wrappers. Frontwrapper nearly loose but without loss. Backstrip faded. Very small nicks to spineends. IX,(1),169,(1) pp. + Publishers catalogue. Textillustrations. Internally clean and fine.. Scarce first edition. As privatdozent Hermann Weyl had given a course on Riemann's theory of functions; but instead of following his predecessors in their constant appeal to intuition for the definition and properties of Riemann surfaces, he set out to give to their theory the same kind of axiomatic and rigorous treatment that Hilbert had given to Euclidean geometry. Using Hilbert's idea of defining neighborhoods by a system of axioms, and influenced by Brouwer's clever application of Poincare's simplicial methods (which had just been published), he gave the first rigorous definition of a complex manifold of dimension 1 and a throughout treatment (without any appeal to intuition) of all the questions regarding orientation, homology, and fundamental groups of these manifolds. "Die Idee der Riemannschen Fläche" (1913) immediately became a classic and inspired all later developments of the theory of differential and complex manifolds.(J.Dieudonne in DSB)

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        Der Heizer. Ein Fragment.

      Leipzig, 1913. Bound uncut with the original front wrapper in a beautiful private half calf with elegantly gilt spine. With gilt super-ex-libris to inside of front board. Old owner's signature to title-page. A lovely, clean, and fresh copy, complete with the frontispiece (the harbour of New York) and the four pages of advertisements.. The scarce first edition of Kafka's seminal short story "The Stoker", being the only part of what later came to be known as the novel "Amerika" to appear within his lifetime. "Der Heizer" is the second of Kafka's publications, only preceded by "Betrachtung" from 1912 (1913 on the title-page). "Der Heizer" is one of the absolutely scarcest Kafka-titles and appears more seldomly on the market than the few of his other books that appeared within his life-time. The story appeared at Kurt Wolff's publishing house, in the series "Der Jüngste Tag". Constituting the first chapter of the unfinished novel "Amerika" it is also the only part of the groundbreaking novel to appear within Kafka's life-time. Like most of Kafka's works, "Amerika" was published posthumously and edited by Kafka's literary executor Max Brod, who gave to the novel its name. Kafka's working title for "Amerika" was "The Man Who Disappeared" (Der Verschollene), a title that is now commonly suffixed to the title "Amerika", but in conversations he initially referred to it as his "American novel" and later merely "The Stoker" after the short story that was to form the first chapter and which had appeared in 1913. Kafka had worked on the novel for a long time, but suddenly broke it off, much to the surprise of friends and acquaintances. Kurt Wolff practically had to beg Kafka to give him the first chapter, which eventually he did, and it appeared as we have it here, in the form of the short story "The Stoker". He never finished the novel "Amerika", and would not consider handing in the rest of what he had written on it, as he found it inadequate. He did, however, intend the three short stories that were published within his life-time, "The Stoker", "Metamorphosis", and "The Judgment" to appear together under the title "The Sons" and in 1913 writes the following to his publisher (i.e. Wolff):" "The Stoker", "The Metamorphosis", and "The Judgment" belong together, both inwardly and outwardly. There is an obvious connection among the three, and, even more important, a secret one, for which reason I would be reluctant to forgo the chance of having them published together in a book, which might be called The Sons." "The Sons" never appeared within Kafka's life-time

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        An Official Guide to East Asia. Trancontinental Connections between Europe and Asia.

      Tokyo 1913-1917, Imperial Japanese Government Railways. 5 volumes. All vol 16,0 x 10,5 cm, braun cloth with gilt lettering (front and spine), red and green silk markers, end paper overview maps and each vol between 436 and 574 pp. All together also 108 maps and plans (102 coloured, 6 black and white, 86 folded), 556 mainly photographic illustrations in black and white, 3 colour plates with tissue-gards. Vol 1: Manchueria and Chosen, Vol 2 South-Western Japan, with a five cm tear close to the spine at one map, Vol 3 North-Eastern Japan with a 2 cm tear close to spine at one map and one of the four strip maps of Tokyo (all between 50 and 75 cm long) partly wrong folded with some extra folds on two sections), Vol 4 China and Vol 5 East-Indies including Phillippine Islands, French Indo-china, Siam, Malay Peninsula and Dutch Indies, upper part of end pocket loose. Three volumes with gilt top edges, the two others in marble pattern all around, Vol 1 and 5 with original cardboard case with title at the spine (one of them with a small tear). One vol with small crack at inner front hinge. Some minor spots, stains, bumps and skretches, not much more than seperating the volumes them from new editions. Signature in pencil (lead) in three volumes: Agard Hogman, Ljungskile. A first good edition of this famous and impressive series of travel guides

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        The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements.

      London, 1913.. Without wrappers, but stitched. In "Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science", Vol. 26, No. 156. December 1913. Pp. 937-1058 a. 6 plates.(= the whole issue No 156). Moseley's paper: pp. 854-860 a. 1 plate. Fine and clean.. First edition of this groundbreaking paper which Rutherford considered A WORK ON PAR WITH THE VERY DISCOVERY OF THE PERIODICAL TABLE, introducing the concept 'Atomic Number'.Moseley notes a regularity in the shifting of spectral lines when the elements (he examines 50 elements) are arranged according to atomic weight. He finds that bombardments of the various elements with cathode rays yeilds a systematic sequence of vibration frequencies, and from this he derives the concept of atomic number, which he recognizes as equal to the nuclear charge."Moseley, working under Rutherford at Manchester, used the method of X-ray spectroscopy devised by the Braggs to calculate variations in the wave-lenght of the rays emitted by each element. These he was able to arrange in a series according to the nuclear charge of the element. Thus if the nuclear charge of hydrogen is 1, in helium it is 2, in lithium 3, and so on by regular progression to uranium as 92. These figures Moseley called atomic numbers.he pointed out that they also represented a corresponding increase in extra-nuclear electrons and that it is the number and arrangement of these electrons rather than the atomic weight that determines the properties of an element. It was now possible to base the periodical table on a firm foundation, and to state with confidence that the number of elements up to uranium is limited to 92. When Moseley'stable was completed, six atomic numbers had no corresponding elements; but Moseley himself was able to predict the nature of four of the missing elements."(Printing and the Mind of Man No. 407). Another paper on the same subject was published by Moseley the next year (1914).An importent paper by Rutherford and Richardson is withbound: Analysis of the gamma rays of Thorium and Actinium Products. Pp.937-948 and 1 plate

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        Les Fleurs du Mal.

      (Imprimé par G.W. van der Wiel et Cie, à Arnhem, pour De Zilverdistel, à la Haye 1913).. Limited edition, no. 188 of 310 copies, square 8vo, 301, (1) pp, cleanly printed in black with red sidelines, uncut in the original wrappers, paper labels, spine a little browned, a couple of minor chips else a very good copy.

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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra, I-III [all published].Copenhagen: Bianco Luno, 1918-1922. All first editions.

      A fine set of this major work: It was in this fundamental paper that Bohr first gave a clear formulation of, and fully utilized, his 'correspondence principle'. Besides his derivation of the Balmer formula (1913), this is by many considered to be Bohr's greatest contribution to physics. Bohr's correspondence principle (or postulate) states in general that although classical physics is incomplete there must be a fundamental analogy between quantum theory and classical physics. Actually Bohr at first reffered to the postulate as the 'principle of analogy'. It was Bohr's underlying idea that the new quantum theory must satisfy in the limiting cases, e.g., when frequencies <i>v</i> tend to zero or quantum numbers <i>n&rarr;&infin;</i>, that it's predictions approximate those of classical physics. When studying different quantum theoretic problems one can thus utilize already established facts from what classical physics predicts in that particular situation, and then work backwards to arrive at new quantum theoretic rules for the systsem. In this major paper, of which the two first parts were published in 1918 and the third in 1922, Bohr penetrated far into the quantum theory of line-spectra of the Hydrogen atom, and other elements, by using his principle and the classical theory of electrodynamics. Bohr's method was the principle guide to the progress of quantum theory during the early twenties, until it was finaly built into the foundation of quantum mechanics.. 4to: 268 x 218 mm. Published as Fasc. 1-3, no. 1, vol. 4 of the 8th series of 'Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark'. 118 pp. All three parts bound in one fine half morrocoo, signed Ole Olsen 1980 Co'libri. All front and back wrappers withbound, a fine set

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        On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules, I-III.London: Taylor & Francis, 1913. First edition.

      A fine copy, not ex-library and in contemporary binding, of his great trilogy which constitutes the birth of modern atomic physics. "Bohr's three-part paper postulated the existence of stationary states of an atomic system whose behavior could be described using classical mechanics, while the transition of the system from one stationary state to another would represent a non-classical process accompanied by emission or absorption of one quantum of homogeneous radiation, the frequency of which was related to its energy by Planck's equation" (Norman). "In the beginning of 1913 Bohr heard about Rydberg's remarkable discovery in spectroscopy. Rydberg's formula could represent the frequencies of the lines of the hydrogen spectrum in the simplest form in terms of two integers. As soon as Bohr saw this formula, he immediately recognized that it gave him the missing clue to the correct way to introduce Planck's law of quantum of action into the description of the atomic systems. The rest of the academic year was spent reconstructing the whole theory upon the new foundation and expounding it in a large treatise, which was immediately published as these three papers in the 'Philosophical Magazine'. It was in these papers that Bohr first gave his postulates of the orbital structure of the electrons and their quantized radiation. Bohr's atomic theory inaugurated two of the most adventurous decades in the history of science. In 1922 Bohr was awarded the Nobel Prize "for his services in the investigation of the structure of atoms and of the radiation emanating from them." (Rosenfeld in DSB). *Norman 258. 8vo (206 x 140 mm), fine contemporary half cloth, 3 parts in: Philosophical Magazine, Series 6, vol. 26 (1913): pp. 1-25; 476-502; 857-875, whole volume offered here pp viii 936 and 24 plates. A fine and clean copy with no library markings, and the contemporary binding tight and firm, rare in such good condition

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        THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND.

      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. First edition. First or second issue (identical). This copy bound in green paper-covered boards with decoration and lettering in brown, with a pictorial mounted pastedown. A few spots on the recto of the frontispiece; else a very nice copy without inscriptions.

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        Eintwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einde Theorie der Gravitation. I. Physikalischer Teil von Albert Einstein. II. Mathematischer Teil von Marcel Grossmann.

      Leipzig und Berlin, B.G. teubner, 1913. 8vo. Uncut in orig. printed wrappers. Offprint/ Separatabdruck from "Zeitschrift für Matghematik und Physik", Band 62. A few small closed tears to edges of frontwrapper. A small bump to foot of endwrapper affecting foot of the last 10 leaves. 38 pp. On top on frontwrapper the name "Uhlenbeck" in ink. (George Eugene Uhlenbeck 1900-1988). The writing of "Uhlenbeck" is very near to (or is in ?) Einstein's handwriting. The paper comes from the library of Abraham Pais.Uhlenbeck is perhaps most widely known for the discovery of electron spin, a discovery made jointly with Samuel Goudsmit when they were both graduate students at Leiden. In later years he did much important work in atomic structure, nuclear physics, and especially kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Throughout his career he had a reputation as a superb lecturer and teacher.. First edition in the offprint version of one of Einstein's main works (marked with an asterix by Weil). In the paper Einstein collaborates with Grossmann on the foundations of the general theory of relativity, and gravitation is here for the first time described by the metric tensor. They believed that they have shown that the equation of the gravitational field cannot be generally covariant. The paper is a turning point on the way to the general theory of relativity."In his 1913 review article and in his memoir with Grossman, he insisted that only those frames of reference are admissible in which the conservation laws hold true..... This step was immense in its implications: (a) it forced the abandonment of the Newtonian notion that the gravitational field could be characterized by one scalar function, the gravitational potential; (b) it forced on Einstein the notion that gravitation is explicitly related to the geometrical structure of space-time. In his 1913 paper with Grossman,34 Einstein adopted as the fundamental invariant of this theory the generalization of the four-dimensional line element ds originally introduced by Minkowski for a flat space-time. If space-time is not flat, ds must be expressed in terms of a general coordinate frame." (DSB). "The Einstein-Grossmann paper published 1913 contains profound physical insight into the nature of measurement, some correct general relativistic equations, some faulty reasoning, and clumsy notation..... Grassmann's contribution consists of a lucidexposition of Riemannian geometry and its tensor calculus. In addition, he gives mathematical details in support of some of Einstein's arguments... "(Abraham Pais).In a letter to Sommerfeld October 29, 1912, Einstein wrote "At present I occupy myself with the problem of gravitation and now believe that I shall master all difficulties with the help pf a friendly mathematician here (= Grossmann). But one thing is certain, in all my life I have labored not nearly as hard, and I have become imbued with great respect for mathematics, the subtler part of which I had in my simple-mindedness regarded as pure luxury until now. Compared with this problem, the original relativity is child's play."Weil: 58 (with an asterix denoting a major paper) - Boni: 50

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        Die Nordströmsche Gravitationstheorie vom Standpunkt des absoluten Differentialkalküls.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1914. First edition, author's presentation offprint issue..

      Inscribed offprint of the Einstein-Fokker paper which is of "considerable interest in the history of general relativity because it contains Einstein's first treatment of a gravitation theory in which general covariance is strictly obeyed ... and particularly notable for its new derivation of the field equation." (Pais, p.236). <br/><br/> Although Einstein and Grossmann had made significant progress with their 'Entwurf' theory of 1913, using the tensor calculus of Levi-Civita and Ricci, it was still a theory in which the equivalence principle in general did not hold (i.e., under particular coordinate transformations the gravitational field equations were not covariant). Einstein attempted to give various 'physical' arguments in order to account for this deficiency, but an important step towards obtaining general covariance was made when Einstein and Fokker, the next year, examined an alternative gravitational theory, in the framework of tensor calculus, and found that using just the condition that the velocity of light is constant, and independent of the position of the physical point, they were able to derive generally covariant field equations for this theory. <br/><br/> "After the Einstein-Grossmann (1913) paper, Einstein's next significant references to the curvature tensor and general covariance occur in a paper that Einstein wrote early in 1914 together with a young Dutch physicist, Adriaan D. Fokker. This paper is a discussion of a gravitational theory proposed by Gunnar Nordström, a Finish physicist then working on the problem of finding a gravitational theory compatible with the principles of special relativity. Einstein and Fokker showed that Nordström's scalar theory can be rewritten as a metric theory of gravitation [i.e., in the framework of tensor calculus], using only generally covariant equations, if one assumes that the metric tensor is conformally related to the Minkowski metric tensor of special relativity. They phrased the latter requirement as follows: 'Nordström's theory ... is based on the assumption that, by proper choice of reference system, it is possible to satisfy the principle of the constancy of the velocity of light'. Thus, they not only assumed the metric tensor to be conformally Minkowskian, but also adopted conformally Cartesian coordinates." (Stachel: Einstein and the History of General Relativity, p.82). <br/><br/> "They derived its basic equations [the gravitational field equations of Nordström's theory] in in a very simple way, directly from the condition of the constant velocity of light and Lorentz covariance. This was an important step towards the final tensor equations of general relativity of November 1915." (Einstein Studies, vol. 10, p.285). <br/><br/> Einstein and Fokker concluded their paper remarking that it might be possible that a similar derivation of the field equations would be possible in the Einstein-Grossmann theory without need of the previous physical assumptions. <br/><br/> "Thus, early in 1914, just fifty years after Maxwell's first attempt at a gravitation field theory, Einstein was not quite there but he was closing in, as the final remark of the Einstein-Fokker paper clearly indicates." (Pais, p.237).. Rare offprint issue, with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' printed on front wrapper, from Annalen der Physik Vol. 44, pp. 321-328. 8vo: 224 x 143 mm. Original printed wrappers, dime-sized piece of the lower right corner of the front wrapper torn away. Inscribed on the front wrapper by Fokker 'M.v.g' (Met vriendelijke groet / With sincere regards). Weil 65. Weil mentions (p.4) that only few of these offprints were made of Einstein's papers from before 1914

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        Design for a "Menu", with fantasy background of 3 fairies seated at table

      N.p. 1913 [N.p.], 1913. 8-1/2 x 6 inches. Pen, ink and watercolor on Bristol board. Very good . William M[itcheson] Timlin (1893-1943) was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS, which has become a fantasy classic. A charming, early commercial design from Timlin

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        Candid oder Der Optimismus. Eine Erzählung von Voltaire. Mit 12 Holzschnitten und Initialen von Max Unold.

      Leipzig, Insel=Verlag, 1913. Small 4to. Bound in fine full morocco (red), 4 raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt compartments. Inner gilt line-border. All edges gilt. 177,(2) pp. 12 plates in woodcut and many large woodcut initials. Clean and fine. Nr. 25 of 30 copies "auf Chinapapier". A total of 800 copies

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        Scott's Last Expedition. In two Volumes. Vol.I. Being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work undertaken by E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Clements R. Markham. 2 vols.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1913. Royal8vo. 2 orig. full cloth. Gilt lettering. Uncut. A few minor tears at spines ends, corners mildly bumped. XXVI,633,XIV,534 pp. 2 frontispieces in photogravure, 6 plates in photogravure, 18 colourplates, 260 photographic illustrations on plates, folded maps and panoramas. Fine and clean.. First edition

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        A BOY'S WILL

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

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        Die Konkurrenzen zu Pferde an den Olympischen Spielen zu Stockholm (Mit einem Anhang: Die Kavallerie-Reitschulen zu Saumur, Pinerolo und Tor di Quinto)

      Schickhardt & Ebner Konrad Wittwer Stuttgart Schickhardt & Ebner (Konrad Wittwer) 1913 First edition vg 8vo. xi,203,[1]pp. Rebound in three-quarter cloth over marbled boards with original pictorial front wrapper pasted on cover. Interesting account of the equestrian sports competitions at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Illustrated with 51 annotated b/w reproductions of photographs and drawings by Gustav Rau. Includes a special section on the cavalry riding-schools in Saumur (France), Pinerolo and Tor di Quinto (Italy). Blank label pasted near head of spine. Signature of previous owner on top margin of front wrapper and on free front endpaper. Some age wear on binding, front board slightly bowed. Slight rippling to leaves, underlining and markings in black pen on some pages. Yellow staining on bottom right corner of first few pages. Text in German. Binding in good, interior in overall very good condition. Contents: Vorwort / I. Einleitung / II. Die Gel?ndekonkurrenz (Military) / III. Das Preisreiten / IV. Das Preisspringen / V. Die Pferde / VI. Zur Geschichte der Konkurrenzen zu Pferde bei den Olympischen Spielen / VII. Schlussfolgerungen / VIII. Die franz?sische Kavallerie-Reitschule zu Saumur / IX. Die italienischen Kavallerie-Reitschulen zu Pinerolo und Tor di Quinto / Berichtigund und Erg?nzung

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