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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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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        Peacock Pie. A Book of Rhymes

      London: Constable, 1913. First edition. Blue cloth, spine and front cover ruled, designed and lettered in gilt. Small bump to the upper edge of the front cover, and another to the upper rear cover; otherwise a very bright, clean and attractive copy, in a slightly worn dust jacket, some shallow chipping to the upper spine and modest wear to corners. A portrait of De La Mare by Walter Tittle, extracted from The Century, 1923, is neatly affixed to the inner front cover. An extraordinarily nice copy of this significant book, referred to by The Times as "surely one of the great children&#146;s books of the century." A rarely-encountered dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst

      London: The Fine Arts Society, 1913. First edition. Thick Folio. Original three-quarter vellum, marbled paper covered boards with cover printed signature of Leon Bakst. One of 250 Copies. 77 tipped-in plates, 50 in full color with pochoir highlights by Leon Bakst (1866-1924), celebrated Russian painter, scene and costume designer. This book has become a classic in period design and is seldom found in collectible condition. Our copy with some wear to margins of spine, edge wear, occasional soiling to binding, overall clean and tight with no signs of weakening, internally bright with all plates in fine condition.

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        The Canterbury Tales

      London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. Three volumes complete - Volume One - x, 235pp, [5]; Volume Two - x, 217pp, [5] and Volume Three - x, 183pp, [5]. Original full vellum in DJ&#39;s, gilt title to spines and upper covers, t.e.g. DJ spines faded, with ink number (as issued?) to spines. Hint of foxing to fore-edge of text block, otherwise bright and clean. With thirty-six colour, full-page, tissue-guarded, tipped in illustrations by W. Russell Flint (twelve in each volume) as called for. Limited edition of five hundred copies, this being copy one hundred and eighty eight (as per the number on the spines of the DJ&#39;s). An attractive set. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Flint, W. Russell. 4to. Limited Edition.

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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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        Tale of Lohengrin, The

      1913. One of Pogany&#39;s MasterpiecesLimited to 525 Copies Signed by the ArtistPOGANY, Willy (illustrator). ROLLESTON, T.W. WAGNER, Richard. The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan after the Drama of Richard Wagner by T.W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany. London: G.G. Harrap, n .d. [1913]. Limited to 525 copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 90. Quarto. Eight tipped-in color plates, numerous full page color illustrations, calligraphic text, head- tailpieces; an image on every page. Printed on heavy grey stock. Full vellum, pictorially gilt-stamped. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase.William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (born Vilmos Andreas Pogány) (August 1882 &#150; 30 July 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children&#39;s and other books. Pogany&#39;s best known works consist of illustrations of classic myths and legends done in the Art Nouveau style. He also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films, including Fashions of 1934 and Dames.The publication of Pogány&#39;s Lohengrin was the final act in his trilogy of masterworks focused on Wagner&#39;s Germanic tales, and one of the quintet that is considered his finest work. Pogány clearly approached the commission to illustrate Lohengrin as an opportunity to improve and extend techniques that he had developed through his preceding work, particularly The Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyám, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Tannhäuser and Parsifal. the other four books that immortalized his career as an illustrator. That commitment to ongoing innovation resulted in an incredible suite of illustrations, including color lithographs, monotone and marginal illustrations and the delightful tipped-in color plates (produced with a four-color process) included in Lohengrin. Themes of medieval chivalry, erotic love and moral tests are illustrated in a lavish fashion by Pogány with an outstanding use of iconography, form and color.

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        The Cottage in the Chine

      London, Ward Lock. 1913, 1913. Mystery novel. FIRSYT EDITION. 8vo. Pristine in publisher&#39;s black embossed cloth titled and decorated in gilt and red to spine and front board. Internally clean, light foxing to pastedowns. Frontis with tissue guard. In the very scarce near fine colour dustwrapper with some light edgewear and marginal creasing, one closed tear to rear panel. A splendid copy, rarely seen in this condition, and certainly very rarely seen in the dustwrapper. With the bookplate of Adrian Homer Goldstone to the front pastedown. Goldstone was a noted book connoisseur and bibliographer responsible sterling research on both Steinbeck and the legendary Arthur Machen. Headon Hill was the pseudonym of crime writer Francis Edward Grainger, 1857-1927, who specialised in Scotland Yard police procedurals. HUBIN 734.

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians With letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing

      Philadelphia: Leary, Steuart and Company, 1913. Volume 1 only, 8vo. (10 x 6 1/4 inches). Half-title, title in red and black. 1 folding chromolithographic map, 75 chromolithographic plates. Original red cloth blocked in gilt and black (extremities scuffed). One of the most important accounts of native-American life, and an invaluable and generally sympathetic record of a "truly lofty and noble race&#133;A numerous nation of human beings...three-fourths of whose country has fallen into the possession of civilized man...twelve million of whose bodies have fattened the soil in the mean time; who have fallen victims to whiskey, the small-pox, and the bayonet" (Catlin). Catlin summarized the native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, and set himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate.

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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 ++.

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        "Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitatstheorie,&#148; (&#147;The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity&#148;) 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 &#147;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&#148; (Calaprice, 40). In fact, the Entwurf theory is already &#147;very close to the version of general relativity published in November 1915 and constitutes an enormous advance over Einstein&#146;s first attempt at a generalized theory of relativity and theory of gravitation published in 1912&#148; (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 &#147;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&#148; (David Hilbert&#39;s Lectures on the Foundations of Physics 1915-1927, 10). &#147;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 &#145;justified&#146; transformation between the &#145;adapted coordinate systems&#146; he had introduced with Grossmann&#148; (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&#39;s theory of relativity, published a year later&#148; (Editorial notice in Einstein&#146;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&#39;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, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#150;1937) is best known for his wildly successful, internationally renowned play and childrens&#39; classic, Peter Pan (1904). Barrie&#39;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&#39;s Persuasion. If that classic instance comes automatically to the pen it is because Mr. Barrie&#39;s play chooses Jane Austen&#39;s period, and his characters speak the delightfully stilted language of Jane Austen&#39;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&#39;s Northampton bindery was acquired by William Birdsall, continuing in his family until 1961...In Birdsall&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s is notable for the high quality of their leathers and finishings, as well as for the inventive style of their &#39;inlaid pictorial bindings&#39;" (Chevalier Collection, Christie&#39;s November 9, 1990).

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        Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton&#39;s Men

      London: Andrew Melrose 1913, 1st limited signed edition. () xxi, 199pp. Very good. 8vo. In original light blue publisher&#39;s cloth. Gilt titles, and reproductions of author&#39;s signature&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Antarctic Days is a fine complement to the two giants of Antarctic bibliography emanating from Shackleton&#39;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&#39;s second book (1000 copies printed). Publisher&#39;s review copy, with publisher&#39;s compliments stamp on half-title WALLACE A2.

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        Arthur Rackham&#39;s Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. 44 tissue guared plates by the master. Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Rackham&#39;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&#39;S BOOK OF PICTURES

      1913. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ARTHUR RACKHAM&#39;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&#39;s Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. 44 tissue guared plates by the master. Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Rackham&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

      1913. 1. POTTER,BEATRIX. TALE OF PIGLING BLAND. London: Warne 1913 (1913). 12mo, green boards, pictorial paste-on, some light wear to spine ends else near fine. 1st ed., illustrated with color plates by Potter.

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        Tale of Pigling Bland, The

      1913. first edition. First EditionPOTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Pigling Bland. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. First edition. Twelvemo (5 3/8 x 4 1/8 in; 137 x 103 mm). 93, [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fourteen color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page and thirty-seven black and white vignettes in the text. Quinby Plate XII endpapers as called for.Original light green boards stamped in brown. Color pictorial label on front cover. Spine mildly cocked. One corner a bit rubbed. An occasional light spot of foxing. Otherwise an attractive, near fine copy.Quinby 22. Linder, p. 429. V & A 1651.

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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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