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        OH SKIN-NAY! The Days of Real Sport

      Chicago: Volland, 1913 OH SKIN-NAY! The Days of Real Sport Illustrated by BRIGGS, Clare . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Illus. by BRIGGS, Clare. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Broadside, begins: "Los martirios de Madero. Huerta, Diaz Blanquet y los demas traidores Representan la Inquisicion en Mexico

      No place [Parral, Chihuahua]: No publisher/printer, no date [1913]. Folio extra (39.5 cm;15.5"). [1] p. Outrage and fear for the future fill this denunciation of those thought to be implicated in the assassination of President Madero and Vice-President José María Pino Suárez,. and the murder of Madero's brother. It is printed on very thin => red paper in triple-column format, with the center column (offering a shadowy, badly printed portrait of Madero at top) set in a smaller point size than the other two. No copies are located via NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, or the OPAC of the Mexican National Library. The attributed place of printing is based on the fact that it was part of a collection of manuscripts and other printed items all originating in Parral. Some minor tattering and crumpling of paper; rich color faded along part of one edge and at horizontal fold. At fold, one tear through four words, not costing letters; one hole at center costing portions of four words; one other small hole entirely interlinear.

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        On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules (Bohr). WITH: The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements (Moseley)

      London: Taylor & Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of two critical papers in developing our understanding of the atom: 1) all three parts of Bohr's landmark work marking the definitive break from using classical physics at the atomic level, often cited as the foundation of our modern understanding of the atom; 2) both parts of Moseley's groundbreaking work providing the scientific basis for our understanding of atomic numbers and the ordering of the periodic table. PMM 407 (Moseley). BOHR: "'On the constitution of atoms and molecules' was seminally important to physics. Besides proposing a useful model of the atom, it demonstrated that events that take place on the atomic scale are quantized: that just as matter exists as atoms and particles in a state of essential graininess, so also does the process. Process is discontinuous and the 'granule' of process- of electron motions within the atom, for example- is Plank's constant. The older mechanistic physics was therefore imprecise; though a good approximation that worked for large-scale events, it failed to account for atomic subtleties… Bohr was happy to force this confrontation between the old physics and the new. He felt that it would be fruitful for physics. Because original work is inherently rebellious, his paper was not only an examination of the physical world but also a political document. It proposed, in a sense, to begin a reform movement in physics… 'On the constitution of atoms and molecules,' so proudly and bravely titled- Part I mailed to Rutherford on March 6, 1913, Parts II and III finished and published before the end of the year- would change the course of twentieth-century physics. Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics for the work" (Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 69-75). MOSELEY: "Moseley, working under Rutherford at Manchester, used the method of X-ray spectroscopy devised by the Braggs to calculate variations in the wavelength of the rays emitted by each element. These he was able to arrange in a series according to the nuclear charge of each 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 at 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 periodic table on a firm foundation, and to state with confidence that the number of elements up to uranium is limited to 92" (Printing and the Mind of Man 407). "Moseley's fundamental discovery was a milestone in our knowledge of the constitution of the atom" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules. Parts I-III (all published). In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, and Journal of Science. Sixth Series, Vol. 26, No. 151, pp. 1-25; No. 153, pp. 476-502; No. 155, pp. 857-75. The High-Frequency Spectra of the Elements, Parts I-II (all published). IN: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine. Sixth series, vol.26, no.156 (December 1913), pp.1024-1034; and Sixth series, vol.27, no.160 (April 1914), pp.703-713. London: Taylor and Francis, 1913-1914. Thick octavo, modern three-quarter calf in antique style, marbled boards. Two complete volumes: Vol. 26 (July-Dec. 1913) and Vol. 27 (Jan. - June 1914). Small corner chip to one page in Bohr paper (not affecting text), a few spots to another leaf; generally fine copies with no library stamps, very handsomely bound.

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        Les Cloches et Quelques Autres Poemes

      Paris: L'edition D'art H. Piazza, 1913. One of 400 copies only on Japan paper, this one has been rebound in full decorated leather by Rene Kieffer. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. 96 pages with 28 specially mounted colour plates by Dulac. Some wear to extremities and the gilt to the spine is somewhat worn. Nevertheless a wonderful bound book.. 1st French Edition. Leather. VG+/No Jacket. Illus. by Edmond Dulac. Quarto.

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        SONNETS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1913. One of only 1000 hand-numbered copies on handmade Riccardi paper, specially bound and presented. With an engraved decorated title-page featuring a large and wide border frame in Arts & Crafts and William Morris style incorporating designs of intertwining vines, leaves and flowers. 8vo, IN A VERY FINE COSWAY STYLE BINDING, of crushed red morocco, the upper cover with an inlaid oval portrait of Shakespeare beautifully set into the cover and framed with gilt tooling, the covers with fine gilt bordering of triple gilt fillet lines and with a fourth inner gilt tooled line decorated with corner and central gilt tooled devices, central gilt floral tooling to the rear cover, the spine with raised bands separating the six compartments which are gilt tooled in panels and decorated with elaborate borders and with central gilt floral devices between gilt stippled bands, one compartment gilt lettered, gilt stippled board edges, wide turn-overs gilt tooled with floral corner pieces and gilt fillet lines designed in a frame pattern and with fine red moire silk end-leaves completing this beautiful binding, a.e.g. [iv], 78, [4]. Extremely fine, pristine and perfect. A superb AND BEAUTIFUL Cosway-style binding ON A HIGHLY IMPORTANT TEXT FINELY PRINTED AND DESIGNED. This beautiful printing of Shakespeare’s SONNETS is set in the Riccardi type by C.T. Jacobi and decorated with a beautifully designed and printed title-page. The presswork has been accomplished on fine Riccardi handmade paper. The text is that of the Oxford Edition, edited by W.J. Craig. The quality of this production, including both the beautiful Cosway styled binding and the fine press work, pays great tribute to what is arguably, the greatest body of poetry ever written in the English language.

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        Men of Mark

      London & New York: Duckworth & Co. & Mitchell Kennerley, , 1913. Quarto. Original linen-backed grey cloth, titles to front cover gilt. 33 tipped-in monochrome photogravure plates produced under the personal supervision of Coburn. Front cover lightly stained and marked, minor foxing to fore edge and preliminaries, otherwise internally clean and bright. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Frank Brangwyn, William Butler Yeats, Robert Bridges etc. Coburn's introductory text provides a running commentary on his pursuit of his subjects and their eventual capture on film. 'To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in them. It is rather curious and difficult to exactly explain, but if I dislike my subject it is sure to come out in the resulting portrait. I had thought of using 'Men of Genius' as the title for this book, but Arnold Bennett objected seriously, saying, very modestly, that he did not consider himself a man of genius, but merely a working author, and absolutely refusing to join the throng unless I changed it, so I told him that if he would give me a better one I would use it. 'Men of Mark' is his alternative. '

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        Reminiscences of Chicago During the Forties and Fifties

      Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1913. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, TEG, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with tissue-protected frontispiece drawing of Chicago in 1853.. Head and heel of spine have very slight shelf-wear, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 11. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxxiii, 137 pp .

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        Princess Badoura. A Tale From the Arabian Nights. Retold by Laurence Housman. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.(1913)., 1913. FIRST DULAC EDITION. 4to. Beautiful copy in publisher's white cloth with bright elaborate blue and gilt decoration to upper and to very lightly faded spine; blue end papers. Neat and discreet owner's name. With 10 mounted colour plates, clean, brigh, mint condition, with their captioned tissues. Extremely light foxing to edges. Housed in its original, foxed and rubbed box with title and onlay illustration to lid and that has a side piece (about 2 inches) missing as well as a closed tear to a corner. The box did its work well in protecting the book which is superb and bright. Unusual thus. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, Rendered Into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913]. First edition with Bull's illustrations. Each page decorated by René Bull, with 10 beautiful tipped-in colour plates within impressive gilt printed frames, numerous smaller pastedown colour vignettes, decorations and line drawings printed in blue. 4to, publisher’s lovely and original terra-cotta cloth embellished with elaborate lettering and pictorial decorations in bright gilt and blue on upper cover and spine. LXXV ff.+ plates An especially bright and appealing copy of this beautiful book, the cloth appearing unblemished and without wear and nearly as pristine, internally bright and fine, all plates, pastedowns and tissues pristine, only a hint of spotting and just at the prelims. A MARVELOUS ILLUSTRATED BOOK, NOW BECOMING SCARCE AND ESPECIALLY SO IN SUCH FINE AND BRIGHT CONDITION. Bull's illustrations for the Rubaiyat remain among the most evocative and beautiful ever accomplished. This book alone cements his reputation among the great book illustrators of the early twentieth century. The strikingly romantic text of the poem is greatly enriched by beautiful decorations which adorn every page of text. A truly passionate book.

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        Vanity Fair

      London- Hodder and Stoughton, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A stunningly illustrated copy of Thackeray's classic novel. Featuringa frontispiece and numerous further colour plates by Lewis Baumer, all tipped in and with captioned paper guards. Includingan illustrated title andendpapers, and a Cosway-style binding. With a dedicated monastic bookplate to the front pastedown. Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer (August 8, 1870 October 25, 1963) was a British caricaturist who worked for more than fifty years for the British magazine Punch, and illustrated dozens of early twentieth-century books. Here, he expertly captures thecharacteristics of Thackeray's satirical society. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Herowas first published in 184748, satirising society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. Like many novels of the time, Vanity Fair was published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1847 and July 1848. The parts resembled pamphlets, and contained the text of several chapters between outer pages of steel-plate engravings and advertising. Woodcut engravings, which could be set along with normal moveable type, appeared within the text. The same engraved illustration appeared on the canary-yellow cover of each monthly part; this colour became Thackeray's signature (as a light blue-green was Dickens'), allowing passers-by to notice a new Thackeray number in a bookstall from a distance. Vanity Fair was the first work that Thackeray published under his own name, and was extremely well received at the time. The original monthly numbers and later bound version featured Thackeray's own illustrations. Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive, an intention demonstrated through the book's narration and through Thackeray's private correspondence, and even before the last part of the serial was published, critics hailed the work as a literary treasure. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally very good, just some shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Beautifully bright and clean throughout, with just some light spotting to the endpapers and textblock edge. A particularly enjoyable way to enjoy this marvellous novel. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        NOVISSIMA albo d'arte e lettere - 1913 - SECONDA SERIE - ANNO XI .- numero 13 DICEMBRE 1913 ECCEZIONALE E RARO NUMERO SPECIALE ANTOLOGICO - direttore EDOARDO DE FONSECA (suo l'ambizioso motto GENIALITA' CI ACCOMPAGNI...), Napoli, Richard C., 1913

      238 x292, raffinata legatura in tela editorisale rosso mattone con monogrammi in oro sul pipatto. ottime condizioni, pp. 208 (2) con indici degli scritti e sopratutto delle LXV tavole fuori testo straordinarie.Vengono qui citati soltanto alcuni degli autorevoli autori e collaboratori (Colasanti A., E., Corradini, G.A. Borgese, Di Giacomo S., G. Papini, A. Guglielminetti, Bontempelli, Grazia Deledda, Alfredo Baruffi, Alfredo Panzini, Vittorio Pica, e tanti altri, Prestigiosi gli autori delle magnifiche tavole : CAMBELLOTTI, C. INNOCENTI; DANTE RICCI, A., TERZI, EDOARDO RUBINO, FRANCESCO NONNI, C.E. OPPO, EDOARDO DEL BONO, ANTONIO RIZZI, P. NOMELLINI, G. PREVIATI, ALDO MAZZA, ed tanti altri

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        Handbook of Middle American Indians

      22 volumes: volume 1, Natural Environment and Early Cultures: viii, 570pp with maps, tables, plates, illustrations and index with some foldouts; volume 2 and 3, Archaeology of Southern Mesoamerica: [viii]+[560]-[viii]+[561]-1084pp with illustrations, plates tables, maps and index with some foldouts; volume 4, Archaeological Frontiers and External Connections: viii, 367pp with plates, illustrations, tables, maps and index, some foldouts; volume 5, Linguistics: 402pp with maps, some fold out and tables; volume 6, Social Anthropology: viii, 597pp with illustrations, maps, plates, figures, tables and index; Volume 7 and 8, Ethnology: [viii]+[576]+[viii]+[579]-965pp, with tables, maps, plates, figures, illustrations and index; volume 9 Physical Anthropology: viii+296pp with multiple foldout tables, maps (errata laid in) and index; volume 10 and 11, with over 103 figures, plates, drawings, illustrations, tables, maps and index; viii+[458]+[viii]+[459]-903pp with illustrations, figures, tables, maps, plates and index with some foldouts; volume 12, 13, 14 and 15, Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources: xiv+[462]pp; xiv+462pp; x+[310]+[xii]+[311]+724pp with over 103 figures, plates, illustrations, tables and index; volume 16, Sources Cited and Artifacts Illustrated:324pp; Supplement 1, Archaeology:xii+463pp with tables, maps, figures, illustrations, plates and index; Supplement 2, Linguistics: x+146pp; Supplement 3, Literatures: x+195pp with index; Supplement 4, Ethnohistory: vii+232pp with maps, tables and index; 5, Epigrphy: vi+195pp with maps, diagrams, tables and index; Ethnology: viii+340pp with maps, plates, diagrams, tables, bibliography and index. Quarto (10 3/4" x 7 1/2") issued in brick red cloth with silver and black stamping to spine. Robert Wauchope was the volumes general editor through volume 16 and Victoria Reifler Bricker became the general volume editor for the supplements. From the library of Professor George M Foster. 1st editions.This is an attempt at a definitive encyclopaedia of the environment, archaeology, ethnology, social anthropology, ethnohistory, linguistics and physical anthropology of the native peoples of Mexico and Central America. The Handbook was assembled at the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University with the aid of grants from the National Science Foundation.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:All volumes have Foster's stamp on front end paper, except the supplements 2 through 6 which are as new. An occasional word underlined by Foster in the texts. Jacket spines sunned. Supplement 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and six issued without jackets. Over all a better than very good set in like jackets.  

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        Works [Bombay Edition]

      1913. 1 of 500 Sets Signed by KiplingKIPLING, Rudyard. Works... London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913-1938. The Bombay Edition, limited to 500 complete sets signed by Kipling on the half-title to volume one. Thirty-one large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in; 235 x 160 mm). Printed by R.& R. Clark, Edinburgh from Florentine Press type on hand-made paper watermarked RK on each second leaf.Handsomely bound in the early 1990's in three quarter tan calf over cloth boards ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt in compartments. Red and green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine set."Volume I is signed by Kipling; 1,050 copies of volumes I-XX were printed; 500 copies printed of each remaining volume" (Stewart).Stewart, p. 572. Livingstone, p. 454-456.

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        The Works of Rudyard Kipling. The Bombay Edition in 25 volumes. Signed. Finely Bound

      London: Macmillan, 1913. Limited edition of 1050 sets. Published 1913 - 1919. Volume 1 signed by the author on half-title. 25 volumes large 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches). Contemporary three-quarter crushed green morocco, spines with 5 raised bands, lettered direct in gilt to two compartments, ornamentally blocked in gilt to 4 compartments, green cloth sides,top edges gilt others uncut. The bindings by Dulau & Co. Spines uniformly, and most attractively, sunned to olive. Narrow paint (?) mark to lower cover of 2 volumes. A beautiful set finely and strongly bound and very clean internally. This set was complete when issued, however as Kiping continued to write, a further 6 volumes were issued over the following 19 years. Volumes 1-6 shown; all the volumes are in the same condition.

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        North American Indians Being Letters and Notes on Their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839, Volumes I & II

      Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart and Company, 1913. Two volume set, ix, [3], 298pp; xii, 303pp, bound in original gilt illustrated maroon cloth covers, with gilt illustrated spines.. Collated and complete with 320 color engravings from original paintings by the author, as called for [including the folding map, and two full page maps, all in Very Good++ condition] all with colors still bright, top edges gilt. Owners name on front free endpapers, occasional pencil marking, light foxing on preliminary pages. Includes a 1931 map of the Indian Reservations tipped-in back, along with a 1948 news article laid-in, in a protective mylar sleeve.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        La science moderne et l'anarchie.

      Stock 1913 - - Stock, Paris _1913, 11,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale sur papier courant, il n'a été tiré que 10 Hollande en grands papiers. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage noir, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin bordeaux, couvertures comportant des restaurations et des manques comblés marginaux conservés, reliure moderne. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à (Théophile Alexandre) Steinlen : ".A Steinlen beaucoup d'amitié. / Locarno 13 Mars 1913. / Pierre Kropotkine." . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1725 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Oeuvre Grave et Lithographie De Steinlen Catalogue descriptif et analytique suive d'un Essai de Bibliographie et d'Iconographie de son Oeuvre Illustre

      Paris: Societe de Propogation des Livres D'Art, 1913. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. gray stiff wrappers, cloth spine. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Steinlen, Theophile-Alexander. [[XV] 228 pages. 33 x 25.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 255 of 500 on papier d'Alfa. Preface by Roger Marx. There are three original etchings, and seven original lithographs. Also presented are etchings, monotypes, original lithographs [prints, musical covers, posters and book cover designs]. FREITAG 9143. Text in French. Partly unopened, interior contents clean, printed on glossy stock, cloth backstrip, contents loosely inserted in stiff printed wrappers with pictorial medallion of Naoum Aronson.

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        RAILWAY ROUTES IN ALASKA; MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TRANSMITTING REPORT OF ALASKA RAILWAY COMMISSION; 62nd CONGRESS, 3d SESSIONA, 1912-1913; HOUSE DOCUMENTS, VOLUMES 118 and 119

      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office/GPO, 1913 Rail survey for possible routes in Alaska. Volume 118, 172 pages with all eight foldout maps present. Missing the title page. Volume 119, all laid in sixteen maps and three prifiles present. Each volume within the original tan buckram bindings. Cloth bidings soiled. Ex-library with pockets removed. Call numbers on spine. Maps appear unused. A very good set, seldom found with the maps.. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Irish Home Rule, together with The Liberal Government and Naval Poilcy. Speeches delivered by the Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill,M.P., First Lord of The Admiralty (March 1912)

      London: The Liberal Publication Department. 1913, 1913. FIRST EDITIONS. Two rare pamphlets. Bound in an annual volume of similar works entitled 'Publications for the Year', with new general title page, in publisher's utitlity binding of quarter green morocco over boards, titled in gilt to spine. Shows some wear, rubbed at joints, chipped to head of spine. Complete with 18 other speeches on subjects including Home Rule, Free Trade, The House of Lords, and International Relations and Armaments. Includes speeches by Asquith and Lloyd George,a folding colour map of Ulster and a collection of Liberal leaflets. Irish Home Rule with front and rear cover bound in.16pp: The Liberal Government with both covers bound in, 24pp.Two rare items from Churchill's early political career bound with contemporary speeches which show them in context with the other issues of the period. . Woods A20(a), & A21. See also Cohen.

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        SANGAR. TO LINCOLN STEFFENS (The DEDICATION Copy Inscribed to Lincoln Steffens)

      Riverside, CT: Hillacre, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a close to Very Good original and fragile slipcase with some loss. In a specially made Fine cloth clamshell box. Small quarto (6-1/2" x 9-3/4"); dark brown paper boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; publisher's cardboard slipcase. Illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Lincoln Steffens with tissue guard. One of only 500 copies of Reed's first book, a poem subtitled "The mad recreant knight of the west." This is the dedication copy, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Reed as well as by each of the publishers, Frederick C. and Anne D. Bursch, in ink on the dark grey front endpaper. Reed writes: "To Stef --/who might not have done it/if he had known that this/was to be the result./He aimed at peace and accomplished literature./From the author/Jack Reed." John Reed was perhaps the best known left-wing American journalist of the twentieth century; he was portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film REDS, nominated for twelve Academy Awards and winner of three, which centered on Reed's life, his romance with Louise Bryant, and his early death at 33 in Moscow. Lincoln Steffens gained fame as one of the earliest muckrakers, exposing corruption in business and government. The publishers have each INSCRIBED the book on the same leaf: "To Stef/who did it that Jack Reed/might write it, that/Billy S[ ] might make/a book of it and that/Frederick C. Bursch might/get a bit of the glory of it." And: "Dear Lincoln Steffens,/This is the/one reason so far that I have found/why I should be grateful for the/existence of Jack Reed./Ann Denise Bursch." Steffens's complex and, ultimately, doomed effort to mediate in the infamous 1911 McNamara trial in Los Angeles inspired Reed's composition of this "Christian allegory." The McNamara brothers, John and James, leaders of the radical international association of bridge and structural iron workers union, were indicted for the 1910 dynamiting of the LOS ANGELES TIMES building which killed twenty people. Initially supporters of the McNamaras protested that the charges against the brothers were trumped up and that the deadly explosion was attributable to faulty maintenance by management. But as the trial dragged on even the brothers' own lawyer, Clarence Darrow, grew convinced of their guilt. It was at this point that Steffens interceded (at whose request remains unclear to this day), confident that some permutation of the "golden rule" could be applied to resolve the case to the satisfaction of both sides and that the residual benefit of such a "Christianly" settlement would be a dialogue between capital and labor. But Steffens's meddling apparently infuriated Judge Bordwell, who tossed the book at the McNamaras even after they'd altered their pleas to guilty expecting to be shown leniency. Both brothers received lengthy prison terms. Steffens was blasted from all sides. Capital -- led by Harrison Gray Otis, proprietor of the TIMES, and Theodore Roosevelt -- thumbed their noses at him, as did labor, cheerleaded by Emma Goldman and Max Eastman, who charged Steffens with sanctimonious naivetÈ for collaborating with the anti-McNamara forces. Reed's position was more ambiguous and he composed SANGAR ostensibly in praise of his mentor's work in Los Angeles. Reed went so far as to read SANGAR aloud to Steffens in a Greenwich Village restaurant prior to sending it off to POETRY magazine, where Harriet Monroe not only published it but gave it an award. But twenty years later when he wrote his autobiography, and Reed was many years dead, Steffens took no pride in the dedication. "John Reed, my own boy," he noted, "wrote a fierce poem, 'Sangar,' denouncing me.

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        British Diving Ducks (Complete in 2 Volumes)

      Longmans`s Green and Co. London, New York, Bombay, and Calcutta, 1913. Very good. Ex-library. Very smart red half-morocco and cloth binding with five raised bands, gilt ruling and black gilt lettered calf tiles to spines. Small corner missing to upper board of volume I. Coin sized library stamps throughout. Vol` I - xv prelims, 141pp; Vol` II - xii prelims, 164pp.. First printing. 398 of only 450 copies printed.. Hard. Elephant folio. 16 1/4".. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Ryan OHorne Books]
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        La Boite a Joujoux. Ballet pour Enfants

      Paris: Durand et Cie, 1913. Boards. Very Good+. Andre Helle. Andre Helle. Boards. A charming copy of Debussy's ballet score (piano reduction only) for La Boite a Joujoux, with delightful color pochoire illustrations by Andre Helle. The ballet was inspired by Debussy's daughter and her toys and toybox. This was one of Debussy's final works, and the ballet was in fact not staged until after his death, with costumes and decor by Helle. Published in hardbound and softbound editions, this copy has been recased in tan paper-covered boards with Helle's illustrated title affixed to front cover. The original paper covers are bound in. In very good plus condition with a few small closed tears on the lower margin of a few pages, and some pages partially separated from binding. 10 x 13 inches. 48 pages. MUS/040513.

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        The Noble and Joyous Book Entytled Le Morte Darthur

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, (1913). Folio. (4), xxiv, 502pp. One of 145 copies. Printed in Subiaco type. The text is from Caxton's edition of 1485. Illustrated with two full-page woodcuts at the beginning and end of the book and twenty-seven smaller woodcuts in the text, drawn by Charles M. and Margaret Gere. Graily Hewitt designed "two or three alphabets of fine initials" (as described in Hornby's bibliography) for this book, and they are printed alternately in red and blue. The largest book of the Press, and the first in three colors. Sydney Cockerell called it "a glorious piece of printing... The presswork is miraculous." Emery Walker called it "magnificent... it shows that England is still ahead of the world in fine printing." In the original binding of full brown cowhide. Spine in six compartments, with titling in gilt on the spine and a single gilt edge rule. Very light foxing along edge of text block, else a fine copy, uncommon thus in the publisher's binding. Housed in chemise and cloth slipcase.

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        A BOY'S WILL. Inscribed

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

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        LEILA: A Tale

      London: Privately Printed for Thomas J. Wise, 1913. First edition thus. Fine. One of 30 copies. Fine in printed wraps with 35 numbered pages following the half-title, title and publisher's note. Originally written circa 1830, but first published here in 1913, then collected in a new book of both Browning's works in 1914. Last copies at auction were in1946, '67 and '78. With 21 copies held by various institutions this is likely one of a handful of copies left in private collections. A rare work by Barrett, one of the most popular Victorian poets. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Fine.

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        The Village in the Jungle

      London: Edward Arnold,, 1913. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine rolled, cloth rubbed, a little wear at ends of spine, two dark spots to upper board, spotting to endpapers and title page. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Lytton Strachey on the front free endpaper, "To G. L. S. from L. S. W. 21 Feb 1913", and with Strachey's bookplate on the front pastedown. Beginning in 1904, Woolf spent seven years in the colonial administration of Ceylon, a period he later described as his "anti-imperialist education". "Striving to improve the lives of the villagers with an efficiency that was at times ruthless, he became increasingly ambivalent about his government's mismanagement of jungle agriculture, the absurdity of one civilization imposing itself on another, and the hypocrisy of the British failure to prepare its colony for self-government. Returning on leave to England in 1911, Woolf began The Village in the Jungle, a novel that movingly reflected these concerns. He became involved again in London with his Cambridge friends and relatives who now made up the Bloomsbury group" (ODNB), including Lytton Strachey, who would remain a close friend of Leonard and his soon-to-be-wife, Virginia Stephen. A wonderful association.

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        The Mentor: Serials # 1 Thru # 215: 1913 - 1921: In 9 Volumes

      New York [1913-1921]: The Mentor Association. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Thus Collectible. H Half Leather. Very Good-. 9 volumes, containing the first 215 numbers of The Mentor. 9 volumes in half black leather over green boards, gilt spine titling, 4to, approx 500pp/volume. Profusely illustrated. A scarce substantial run of this american literary magazine. (some scoffing, wear and rubbing to spines and gutters, page edge/margins trimmed to fit binding). A heavy and large set, shipping & handling at cost.

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        A CHANGED MAN, THE WAITING SUPPER, AND OTHER TALES, CONCLUDING WITH THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1913.. Original decorated cloth, t.e.g. Photogravure frontis. Very slightly worn, but a near-fine copy in a full morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. From the collection of Frederick B. Adams, Jr., with his bookplate (designed by Rockwell Kent). First edition of Hardy's last collection of stories, collected from the first appearances in periodicals. One of four presentation copies recorded by Purdy, with the author's inscription on the front free endsheet: "Edmund Gosse from Thomas Hardy. October: 1913." PURDY, pp. 151-6.

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        A Changed Man: The Waiting Supper And Other Tales concluding with The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid

      MacMillan and Co., Limited, London, 1913., 1913. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; with map of Wessex. Frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth, gilt decoration to upper board, top edge gilt. In the original printed dust-jacket. Book is fine, but for some offset browning from flaps, neat ink name hidden beneath. The fragile paper jacket has some ships to the extremities and a loss to the foot of the spine, several closed tears. Presentable nonetheless. A remarkable survival. Purdy p.151-157

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

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

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        CHANCE: A Tale In Two Parts (VERY FINE COPY)

      London: Methuen, 1913. Conrad, Joseph. CHANCE. London: Methuen, 1914 [1913]. First Edition. A VERY FINE example of Conrad's first major success, the book which brought his earlier novels to the attention of the reading public. It is his only novel with a female protagonist and the tale, despite lessened collector interest over the years in favor of such works of genius as LORD JIM and HEART OF DARKNESS, can be viewed as a minor masterpiece if only for its intriguing attempt to bring to female psychology the kind of insight Conrad so strongly succeeded in bringing to his male characters. This copy is completely unrubbed and unmarked, a stunning survival in this condition given it lacks the rare dustjacket. CHANCE was printed in 1913 but most copies (as here) sport the title page as a stub-borne cancel dated 1914 (made necessary by delays in production; only a few dozen copies still exist with the original 1913 title and we've never seen a truly fine example). This copy is also in the binding state with the imprint showing the "U" in Methuen. It has adverts dated Autumn 1918. Although the bibliographic points on this title are fun to discuss (for some) if one has a passion for variations in the design of a publisher's imprint as stamped on the spine (sometimes books are bound at more than one location using different stamping tools) or adverts (they are insertions without any reliability; we never use them as bibliographic proof for anything). This is the 21st century and, unless you have the true integral 1913 title page, nothing really matters here except condition, condition, condition. Housed in a nice quarter morocco slipcase.. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. VERY FINE.

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        The Decorative Art Of Leon Bakst

      London: The Fine Art Society, 1913. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. vellum and marbled boards, gilt decorated panels at corner and backstrip, green leather spine printed in gilt. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Bakst, Leon. 49 pages in text. Folio, 41 x 28 cm. Inscribed and signed in ink by Leon Bakst in 1921 beneath his frontispiece portrait. Fifty tipped-in color lithographs, and twenty-seven tipped-in black and white plates, mounted on gray paper. Notes on the Ballet by Jean Cocteau. Translated from the French by Harry Melvill. Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg (Bakst), painter and stage designer realized his greatest artistic success in the Alesandrinksy and Maryinsky theaters, and latter from 1901 to 1921 with Diaghilev at the Ballet Russe where he designed more productions than any other artist. Theater and costume designs for more than ten ballet works appear here. Printed in red and black. Interior contents fresh and clean, & small chips to paper of front cover and leather spine label.& & Bookplate and signature of Lois Sturt [1900-1937], presumably inscribed by Bakst to her. The Hon. Lois Sturt, later Lady Tredegar, was an actress, the daughter of Humphrey Napier Sturt, 2nd Baron Arlington. She became the lover of Reginald, 15th Earl of Pembroke, and of Prince George, the Duke of Kent. She married Evan Morgan, 2nd Viscount Tredegar in 1928. The inscription reads, "Le vondlais etre quelque chose dans la beaute de votre talent, car la beaute tout court vous etes arriver au summum.

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        The Works of Francis Thompson

      London,: Burns and Oates no date, but, 1913.. Three volumes, octavo, each volume with frontispiece, titles in red and black, top edges gilt; very good condition, bound in Riviere tree calf, edges in gilt, spine with raised bands, decorated ornately in gilt, red and green morocco labels, ornate dentelles with marbled endpapers, some scattered foxing. Francis Thompson (1859-1907) the celebrated 19th. century English poet spent his life battling with ill health and poverty.The first volume includes a Note by Francis Thompson's Literary Executor signed W.M., presumably Wilfred Meynell, best known as the editor of Merrie England, the poetry magazine. Wilfred and Alice Meynell are credited to have found Thompson when he was living on the street, addicted to opium. They provided him with housing and helped him publish his poetry, recognising his talent.The set has three frontispieces, all portraits of Thompson. The first volume, a photographic etching of Thompson at age nineteen, the second volume includes an engraving from a drawing by Neville Lytton artist and the 3rd Earl of Lytton; the final a later portrait of Thompson from a sketch by Everard Meynell who wrote The Life of Francis Thompson (1913) also published by Burns & Oats.First edition, sixth thousand, in a beautiful Riviere binding.

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        RUBAIYAT

      [London]: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1913]. Minor foxing to text block edges and a few pages, small snag to upper joint, VG. Unpaged. Illustrated by Rene Bull with 10 full-page tipped-in color plates. 19 smaller mounted color plates and many line drawings and borders. 4to. Bound in publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles and overall designs in gilt and blue Potter 99.

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        Sons and Lovers

      Duckworth, London, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. First edition, second state - title is a cancel, lacking the ads at the rear (no doubt discarded when rebound). Finely rebound in full brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Foxing to first few pages and page edges, but mostly clean otherwise. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 043197. .

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        Original copperplates for In Powder and Crinoline;

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,], [1913]. the illustration entitled "'Your Soul!—My Soul!' they kept saying in hollow tones... Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, else fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 148 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

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        Works, The

      1913. A Finely Bound Set of J. M. Barrie - the Creator of Peter PanBARRIE, J.M. The Kirriemuir Edition of the Works of J.M. Barrie. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Limited to One Thousand Sets, numbered and signed by the publishers. Ten large octavo volumes (9 3/16 x 6 3/8 inches: 234 x 160 mm.). Late twentieth century three-quarter tan morocco over marbled boards ruled in blind. Spines with five raised bands decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. A fine set.Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland is the birthplace of Peter Pan's creator, JM Barrie. Barrie was a local handloom-weaver's son, born in a little whitewashed cottage at 9 Brechin Road, which is looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, and displays his writing desk, photos and newspaper clippings. The wash-house outside - romantically billed as Barrie's first "theatre" - was apparently the model for the house built by the Lost Boys for Wendy in Never-Never Land."Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys. He is also credited with popularizing the name "Wendy," which was uncommon (especially for girls) in both Britain and America before he gave it to the heroine of Peter Pan. He was made a baronet in 1913; his baronetcy was not inherited. He was made a member of the Order of Merit in 1922" (Wikipedia. Fully and solidly referenced).

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        THE WORKS OF J. M. BARRIE

      London/New York:: Hodder and Stoughton,. 1913. First edition thus. The Kirriemuir Edition of his works in 10 volumes. One of 1,000 copies SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Includes AULD LICHT IDYLLS; A WINDOW IN THRUMS/MARGARET OGILVY; PETER AND WENDY; BETTER DEAD/AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN; TOMMY AND GRIZEL; WHEN A MAN'S SINGLE; MY LADY NICOTINE; SENTIMENTAL TOMMY; THE LITTLE MINISTER ; and THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD. Original bindings with top edges gilt, cloth spine and paper-covered boards. Corners a little rubbed, some minor edgewear, offsets on endpapers, and some of the volumes have minor soiling on boards, otherwise a very good set and scarce in the original bindings.

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        Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann,, 1913. With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Quarto (285 × 226 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in crushed crimson half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. With 44 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 1,030 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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        The North Pole and Bradley Land

      Philadelphia: Campion and Company 1913, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 91,(3). Very good. Tall Octavo (approximately 26.5cm tall) in original gilt lettered brick red cloth; top edge gilt. Spine slightly darkened. Scarce in this condition. "With the compliments of the author" slip tipped at front. Arctic Bibl. 999. An attempt by the author to prove that Cook was the first to reach the North Pole..

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        BIRDS OF A COUNTRY PALATINE

      THE Wild Life Publishing Company, London 1913 - Hand-Signed by Famous Birdologist way back in 1913 - BEING A CAMERA RECORD OF BIRDS FOUND, INFREQUENTLY FOR THE MOST PART, IN THE COUNTRY OF LANCASTER. - Stated on Full Title Page: ALFRED TAYLOR: FELLOW AND MEDALLIST OF THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN. - Hand Signed, beautifully to Half-Title Page: Yours Sincerely - Alfred Taylor. - CONDITION & DESCRIPTION: Original cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front board, in a very nice condition. Inlaid illustration of a tawny owl to the upper board is also in a very nice condition. Decorative blind tooling all round, front and rear boards and spine. Light bumping to extremities and very light soling in general. The overall condition of the boards is very nice. There are 148 pages and these are all in a remarkably clean condition. Whomever owned this book took a great deal of care when they had it. There are no faults to report on the inside of this book. All the pages are clean and tightly bound. There are 30 large tipped-in photographic plates, and numerous illustrations throughout. The birds that are reported historically are: The Curlew, The Golden Plover, The Merlin, The Sparrow-Hawk, The Long-Eared Owl, The Tawny Owl, The Barn Owl, The Cuckoo, The Woodcock, The Heron, The Kingfisher, The Pied Wagtail, The Missel-Thrush and The Ring Ousel. - Top edge of pages is decorated in gold. ----- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. --- If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make your preferred choice]. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie de bohème (tirage unique à 100 exemplaires - Lettre autographe signée de l'auteur - reliure signée)

      - Aquarelles de A. Robaudi mises en couleurs par l'artiste. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires sur papier du Marais, ici N°7. Paris L. Carteret éditeur (ancienne librairie Conquet), 1913. Au format grand in 8 comprenant XIV + 417 pages + table, intérieur bien blanc et frais. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Henry Murger à Mr Boyer, relative à l'une de ses pièces de théâtre : « Comme tu ne peux pas lire mon écriture, je ne t'envoie pas mon premier acte. J'irai à Paris quand j'aurai retrouvé le second. L'ouvrage en aura trois. ». Le tout est dans une superbe reliure mosaïquée signée « Dervois » en plein maroquin vert bronze (dos tourné au marron), dos lisse orné de motifs dorés et mosaïqués, plats avec quadruple filets double dorés avec motifs angulaires, intérieur des plats en plein maroquin violine orné de motifs dorés et de pastilles de couleurs mosaïquées, garde de soie, tranches des plats à double filets dorés, tête haute dorée, couvertures et dos illustrés conservés, emboitage. À noter l'adjonction des différents résultats de l'ouvrage aux enchères et d'un superbe portrait de Henry Murger volant. Pièce de bibliophilie exceptionnelle.

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        THE CONQUEST ... BY A NEGRO PIONEER

      Lincoln, Nebraska: The Woodruff Press, (1913.) . 2nd printing. . Very good in dark blue cloth with white lettering (lettering rubbed and illegible on the spine), some wrinkling to the cloth (binding flaw.) Uncommon. . African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux's first book, a self-published novel with a very strong autobiographical influence: Micheaux was a Nebraskan farmer, who eventually lost his land as a victim of fraud. Later, realizing the growing importance of the moving picture industry, he wrote. produced and directed several films with all-black casts, and even financed the films himself. The second printing of this landmark book was just 2 weeks after the first, and is notable both as an early work by an African American who was a pioneer in many different ways, and for its early Nebraska imprint. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and 15 photographic plates, mostly of scenes of ranching or farming in Nebraska (all plates are present, but 2 are inserted at different pages than indicated in the list of illustrations.)

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

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

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