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        Winter Sports in Switzerland

      viii, 197, (2) pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Old damp damage and spotting to rear board. Slight tear to spine cloth at joint. Scattered foxing. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. With twelve tipped-in colour illustrations by C. Fleming Williams and 47 full-page photographs. Collated and complete. An early book on winter sports.

      [Bookseller: Foster Books]
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        The South Pole

      London: John Murray [and] New York: Lee Keedick,, 1913. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and within blind frame to front board, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume, numerous plates, mostly from photographs (several containing multiple images), 3 folding charts, charts and tables to the text. Slightly rubbed, pale mottling to spines, mild fraying to headcaps, light wear to tips, pale marking to vol. 1 front board, inner hinges superficially cracked but holding, text-blocks toned, inked numerals to front pastedowns and title pages, browning to vol. 1 pp. 164-5 from laid-in newspaper clipping, and to front pastedown and free endpaper of vol. 2. A good copy. First edition in English, US issue, of Amundsen's account of his "legendary dash to the Pole, in which he gained priority over Robert Falcon Scott's British Expedition by a month … His success over Scott was due to highly disciplined dogsled teams, more accomplished skiers, a shorter distance to the Pole, better clothing and equipment, well-planned supply depots en route, including more nutritious food with plenty of B vitamins, fortunate weather, and a modicum of luck … Amundsen and four of his colleagues reached the South Pole on December 14, 1911, carefully plotted their location, left messages for Scott and King Haakon VII, and then returned to their Framhein base on January 25, 1912, only nine days after the disheartened Scott party reached the Pole" (Books on Ice). News of Scott's death came three months after publication.

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        Sport & Folklore in The Himalaya.

      London, Edward Arnold, 1913. 8vo. Original burgundy cloth, spine titled in gilt, the upper cover with a large centrally-placed gilt vignette of a Markhor; pp. viii, [2], 332, with a photographic frontispiece of a turbanned native by a tent on a mountain-side, "preparing" 2 Markhor trophies in photogravure, and 23 other photographic plates on 16 leaves; light wear to extremities, old repair to initial blank, printed caricature about Indian independence pasted inside front cover (offsetting to fly-leaf), occasional light spotting, a good copy of a rather scarce work. First edition. 'The name Markhor is a compound of two Persian words meaning snake-eater. Most writers have treated with scepticism the idea that he lives up to his name. Burrard (author of Big Game Hunting in the Himalayas and Tibet, London, 1926) for instance does not even mention the matter, though Haughton in Sport and Folklore in the Himalayas, says that he met three men who told him convincing stories, had at first hand from their fathers, of having seen a markhor in the very act of trampling on and devouring a snake ... ' (pp. 162-163). According to Haughton, the snake poison creates a cyst or 'stone' in the stomach of the animal which, if applied to a snake bite, rapidly 'absorbs the poison from the bloodstream and the cure of the patient is rapid.' Facts such as these compound the already exciting tales of shikar revealed here. A good book on Gilgit, Baltistan, Kashmir, all along the North-West Frontier and not only on wild goats. - Due to demand and rarity, this title was reprinted in 1994. Elliott, Field Sports in India 1800-1947, London, 1973; Yakushi H74.

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        The Marquis of Montrose.

      Nelson, London. 1913 - First edition. Octavo. 333 pages. 16 full-page black and white illustrations and 11 maps and plans. Decorated gilt buckram covers. Top edge gilt.Head and tail of spine and lower edges of covers faded. Edges a little spotted. Very good indeed in the rare, good only dustwrapper which is chipped at the edges, torn at hinges of flaps and defective at head of spine and at top edge of lower panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel D'Archeologie Prehistorique Celtique Et Gallo-Romaine II

      Librairie Alphonse Picard Et Fil 1913 - Rebound Ex Library Book In Good Condition WIth Usual Stamps And Stickers, Minor Shelfwear, Slight Tan To Page Edges, Good Reading Copy, Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.

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        Le Buffon de Benjamin Rabier. Le Buffon des familles.

      Paris, Garnier Frères 1913 - In-4, 459 pages, pleine percaline rouge, premier plat orné d'un décor polychorme, dos orné d'animaux, fleurons, encadrements et titre dorés, décor circulaire noir au second plat, bords biseautés, tranches dorées. Très riche illustration dans le texte en 2 tons et en couleurs, 33 hors-texte. Coins très lég. émoussés. Très bon exemplaire. Premier tirage des illustrations. Le texte est celui du "Buffon des familles", composé d'extraits de Buffon et de Lacépède réunis par Auguste Dubois (Garnier, 1866) in-4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Buffon de Benjamin Rabier. Le Buffon des familles.?

      Paris, Garnier Frères, 1913. In-4, 459 pages, pleine percaline rouge, premier plat orné d'un décor polychorme, dos orné d'animaux, fleurons, encadrements et titre dorés, décor circulaire noir au second plat, bords biseautés, tranches dorées. ?Très riche illustration dans le texte en 2 tons et en couleurs, 33 hors-texte. Coins très lég. émoussés. Très bon exemplaire. Premier tirage des illustrations. Le texte est celui du ""Buffon des familles"", composé d'extraits de Buffon et de Lacépède réunis par Auguste Dubois (Garnier, 1866)

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        4to. 28 S., 2 Bl. Schwarze Orig.-Broschur mit blauem Titelschildchen. Kafka, Franz.

      295 Exemplar in einem guten Gesamtzustand, geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich.Erstausgabe. Der Jüngste Tag, Band 34. Der Text erschien erstmals 1913 im Jahrbuch Arkadia. Eines der wenigen von Kafka selbst geschätzten Werke.Schönes und vollständiges Exemplar. Original Einleger des Verlages im Buch. Erstausgabe

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        Atlas Der Krystallformen (18 Volume Set) 1913 -1923 Original Printings

      Very Good+. 1913. Wraps. Wraps (softcover). Original printings from 1913 to 1923. Carl Winters Universitatsbuchhandlung. 18 Volumes. Very Good Plus condition. 9 Volumes text and 9 Volumes plates. 8 volumes with original card covers. 10 volumes with thin brown paper replacement covers with titles stamped in upper right corner. Wood case included built by previous owner to house volumes. Due to size and weight extra postage will be needed. Please inquire. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Gennem Wahhabiternes Land paa Kamelryg

      1913 - Beretning om den af det Kongelige Danske Geogtafiske Selskab plantagte og Bekostede Forskningsrejse i Ost-og Centralarabien 1912. First edition. Portrait frontispiece & large folding map, with numerous illustrations in the text (these both photographic & taken from the author's drawings). 8vo. Very good original pictorial cloth, gilt. 304pp. Copenhagen, ?Early in 1912, the Dane Barclay Raunkiaer travelled in eastern Arabia on behalf of the Royal Danish Geography Society to reconnoiter for a proposed Danish expedition into the Southern desert. Various parts of Raunkiaer's route (Kuwait-Buraida-Riyadh-al-Hufuf-'Ujair) coincided with parts of the journeys of Palgrave (1862), Guarmani (1864), Pelly (1865), Doughty (1878) and Shakespear. Raunkiaer's scientific intentions were largely thwarted by practical problems, but his account of Kuwait in 1912 was praised by T.E. Lawrence, and he was the first European to visit Riyadh for fifty years. In Riyadh he met 'Abd al-Rahman Ibn Sa'ud father of Abd al-'Aziz Ibn Sa'ud. While in Kuwait Raunkiaer became seriously ill; he never recovered and he died in 1915 aged twenty-five? (Cottrell,The Persian Gulf States: a General Survey). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

      1913. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1913. Original grey-green paper-covered boards with cover pictorial onlay. First Edition of the author's nineteenth book, her second title (after THE TALE OF MR. TOD) to appear in the "New Series" that was unfortunately issued in a binding every bit as fragile as the earlier titles.~THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND was most probably in Beatrix Potter's mind as early as 1910... This story about Pigling Bland has an element of truth in it, for on November 17th 1909, in one of Beatrix Potter's letters... she wrote "The two biggest little pigs have been sold, which takes away from the completeness of the family group. But they have fetched a good price, and their appetites were fearful -- five meals a day and not satisfied."~Both the first and the second printing bear the date 1913 on the title page, and "are believed to be identical" [quotes from Linder]; the third is dated 1914. This copy is grey-green in color; others are in maroon (no priority). This is a handsome, fine copy, with essentially no wear, no soil, and no ownership inscriptions. Linder p. 429; Quinby 22.

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        Un croquant

      Edition originale, un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Normandy vélum, seuls grands papiers après 2 Japon.binding à la bradel en demi percaline indigo, spine lisse passé orné d'un motif floral doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin marron, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, binding caractéristique de celles qui composaient la bibliothèque d'Henri Béraud.?Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Lintier : "A Henri Béraud, à l'apôtre courageux et violent..."Provenance : de la bibliothèque rétaise d'Henri Béraud. E. Basset & Cie Paris 1913 11,5x19cm relié

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        From Studio to Stage.

      1913 - Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth., uncut. London, John Lane. Inscribed above the preface by the author to the playwright Brandon Thomas, 'To my dear old friend Brandon from his affec. pal. Weedon. Jan 28 1913'. Thomas was one of Weedon's closest friends. The two occasionally acted together, and at one point turned joint actor-managers of Terry's Theatre. Thomas was also the author of the phenomenally successful Charley's Aunt, which was first shown in the same year that the Grossmiths' Diary of a Nobody was published. The play ran for a record 1469 performances. With Thomas's signature on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece stained, cloth slightly soiled, spine faded and slightly chipped. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chance A Tale in Two Parts

      First edition, f. 8vo., original green cloth, fore and lower edges uncut. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.

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        Tangoville sur Mer: A lithograph of Tango Dancing.

      Paris 1913 - Lithograph hand-coloured in pochoir. Overall size: 58.5 by 43.5cm - mounted. Tangoville sur Mer featured caricature portraits of well-known men and women in France, including Coco Channel; Octave Mirbeau; Caroline Otero; Auguste Rodin; Gabrielle d'Annunzio; Baron Edmond de Rothschild; Aga Khan III, etc.

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        Masterpieces by Sesshu

      Tokyo: The Shimbi Shoin, 1913 (1910). Printed green silk on boards, silk cloth spine, purple cord tied binding, brown buckram slipcase. 9 pages of text, 60 engraved plates mostly bw, some with multiple colors. Plates have tissue protectors. Oversized and heavy. Front cover is another printed design of Sesshu's. From the introductory text: "If we point out the greatest of all landscape painters, numerous in old as well as in modern times of Japan, Sesshu must be the first one. He was a Zen priest, and his real name was Toyo; but he used several pseudonyms: Bikeisai, Beigen Sanshu, Unkoku, etc." Annotations given for each plate. Exceedingly rare. VG-, ex-library with bookplate and a few other labels and stamps. Bottom and top of text block stamped lightly. Cover show slight wear, silk spine fragile, chipped, and missing on top two inches. Slipcase has frayed spine ends, some torn cloth and separation near top and bottom of each opening.

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        Buddhist China.

      John Murray, 1913. 8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in black and gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xvi, 403; numerous plates after photographs, one folding plan; expertly rebacked, retaining original spine, here and there a little spotted, nevertheless, a rather good copy. First edition, very rare. An account of the development of Buddhism in China, religious pilgrimages within China and of the religious centres at the holy mountain of Chiu-hua and the holy island of Puto. Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874-1938) was a colonial administrator, fiercely Anti-Christian and a Sinologist, stationed on the coast of China's northern Shandong province. 'Johnston stayed for fourteen years, serving as secretary to the government (1904-6), then senior district officer and magistrate (1906-17), and acting administrator (1917-18). Stewart Lockhart and Johnston became firm friends; both were interested in China as administrators, but also as scholars. Johnston's fine linguistic abilities smoothed his move, and he developed a keen intellectual interest in Chinese social and religious practices in the territory. About these he later wrote Lion and Dragon in Northern China (1910), a sympathetic and enduringly useful portrait. Early plans for development of Weihaiwei withered and it became a relative backwater; an important summer base for the Royal Navy's China station, it became chiefly known as a summer resort. Amicable relations with the newly acquired Chinese subjects were established through the principle of governing them less by the Colonial Office book, and more like traditional Chinese magistrates. Johnston took to this smoothly, happily quoted the Confucian classics in his court judgments, and in time came to be living out an isolated and almost orientalist fantasy life in the small town of Wenquantang, where he was based ... When not sparring with Christianity, Johnston's was an important voice in the foreign discovery of Chinese Buddhism - not the popular Buddhist folk religion practised in China (although he argued against prevailing foreign prejudices concerning monasteries and their inhabitants), but the philosophical and religious system. He developed a keen interest in contemporary movements in the Buddhist community, developed close relations with its leaders, and published a useful volume, Buddhist China, in 1913' (ODNB).

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        Wooded landscape [Six mountainous Landscapes in Tyrol: serie title]

      Landscape with high trees, in the center wooded bridged with personnages. Very sharp impression; Original Drawig by Savery in Paris at Louvre (F. Lugt: Inv. général des Dessins des Écoles du nord, Ec. Holl, vol II, 1913, n. 712) Engraving on paper trimmed to platemark; total: 191 x 265 mm; possibly state I/2; Hollstein 230; W. 107

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        Sons and Lovers

      London: Duckworth & Co, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. vii, 423pp. + 20 pp ads. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing, Roberts' variant 1 with dated cancel title page. Very Good with slightly tender hinges, bumped head, light rubbing and mottling to cloth, wear to front paste down. Gilt fairly sharp. A nice copy of Lawrence's acclaimed novel. Of it British poet Philip Larkin wrote, "Nearly every page of it is absolutely perfect.

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        THE BOOK OF THE DEAD The Papyrus of Ani Scribe and Treasurer of the Temples of Egypt About B C 1450 in Two Volumes

      Philip Lee Warner [&] Medici Society, 1913. 1st edn. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered red cloth (bumped and very slightly torn at head and tail of spine, torn on bottom edge of lower board - otherwise VG), dustwrapper (partial loss at head and tail of spine, open tears on corners - otherwise VG in protective wrappers). Pp. vi + 337 [&] viii + 339 - 704, illus with 37 folding coloured plates with b&w hieroglyphics in text (no inscriptions).

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        Fables. Traduction nouvelle illustrée par Arthur Rackham.

      - P., Hachette et Cie, 1913, In-4, pleine toile ivoire éditeur ornée, tête dorée, non rogné, XII-120 pp. Première édition française tirée à 430 exemplaires de luxe numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin et signé par l'artiste.Illustré d'un frontispice, de 61 dessins en noir et de 12 planches hors-texte en couleurs contrecollées sur carton fort protégées par des serpentes légendées. Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Wittiber. Buchschmuck von Ignatius Taschner.

      München Langen 11- 12 Tsd 1913 - O Gln., 8°, 288 (4) S. Exlibris. Von schöner Erhaltung. Sprache: de

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913. With Forty-Four Mounted Color Plates Including 'Cupid's Alley' RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. London: William Heinemann. n.d. [1913]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 1,130 numbered copies, signed by the artist (this copy being no. 796). Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9 inches; 287 x 229 mm). 43, [1] pp. Forty-four color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and ten drawings in black and white. Slight shadow at top half-inch of half-title, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1990 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full gray crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1913 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. Fine. "Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures brings together a number of drawings unrelated in theme. Most of them, it is true, are drawings of the supernatural, of goblins, elves and fairies, and many are based on actual fairy tales; but there are also delightful straightforward drawings of children at the seaside or in the Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens; there is also the well-known 'Cupid's Alley' [the original of which is in the Tate Gallery], which illustrates verses by Austin Dobson, and there are subject pictures and landscapes of wide variety. It was important that such a book should be drawn together by an introductory essay, and natural for Rackham to invite [J.M.] Barrie to write it. The answer he received was cordial but disappointing: '24 June 1913. Dear Rackham, I wish I could, but I have promised to write two introductions this autumn, and had better not undertake more. Added to which I would be very bad at it as I have no skill in criticism. I am very glad to hear of the book and look forward to it. You have no greater admirer than myself, and few there are more warmly indebted to you. 'Yours very sincerely J.M. Barrie'. Rackham was fortunate in obtaining Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch as a substitute for Barrie. 'Q' not only admired Rackham's work; he also thoroughly understood a child's instinctive longing for the imaginative and fanciful. 'To this instant, constant, intellectual need of childhood no one in our day,' he wrote, 'has ministered so bountifully or so whole-heartedly as Mr. Rackham.' And Quiller-Couch was happy, too, in associating the random, impressionistic nature of much of the Book of Pictures with 'the wayward visions that tease every true artist's mind, while he bends over the day's work'". (Derek Hudson. Arthur Rackham. His Life and Work, pp. 97-98). Latimore and Haskell, pp. 41-42. Riall, p. 118.

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        Russland. St Petersburg und Umgebung.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1913 - Second edition, xxii,134pp, 5 maps, 11 plans, 4 floor plans, publisher's red cloth gilt with buff coloured dust-wrapper; a fine copy. This is the second and last of the two editions. This title was only published in German and contains a description of a new arrangement of paintings at the Hermitage which was completed in 1913. Very scarce particularly with dust-wrapper. Hinrichsen D465 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        St. Petersburg und Umgebung . . . Zweite Auflage; Handbook for Travellers

      Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig 1913 - Second (and final) Edition (first appeared in 1901), published only in German, with details of a new arrangement of paintings at the Hermitage recently completed. Small, slim 8vo: xxii,134pp, with 5 maps (including one of Russia on rear end papers), 11 plans, and 4 floor plans. Publisher's red flexible cloth, all edges marbled, green and red silk page-makers. Front end papers and half-title toned, but a superb, virtually pristine example: contents clean throughout, no masks, tears, marginalia, foxing, or stains; completely unfaded, crisp, and bright. Perhaps stored in a vault for the past 100 years! Hinrichsen D465. "In 1828, [Karl] Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences, he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View, she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mother Goose the Old Nursery Rhymes

      Coloured frontispiece and twelve coloured plates with tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, First edition, limited to eleven hundred and thirty copies, signed by the illustrator, large 4to., recently rebound in full green crushed goatskin gilt, Mother Goose pictorially gilt to the upper board, spine with 5 raised bands with single gilt rules and gilt dotted lines, t.e.g., others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, signed by The Chelsea Bindery. Heinemann, London. 

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        Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures

      London: William Heinemann, 1913 - With Forty-Four Mounted Color PlatesIncluding 'Cupid's Alley'RACKHAM, Arthur. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures. With an Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. London: William Heinemann. n.d. [1913]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 1,130 numbered copies, signed by the artist (this copy being no. 796). Large quarto (11 1/4 x 9 inches; 287 x 229 mm). 43, [1] pp. Forty-four color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on tan paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and ten drawings in black and white. Slight shadow at top half-inch of half-title, otherwise fine.Bound ca. 1990 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full gray crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1913 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, Cockerel endpapers. Fine."Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures brings together a number of drawings unrelated in theme. Most of them, it is true, are drawings of the supernatural, of goblins, elves and fairies, and many are based on actual fairy tales; but there are also delightful straightforward drawings of children at the seaside or in the Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens; there is also the well-known 'Cupid's Alley' [the original of which is in the Tate Gallery], which illustrates verses by Austin Dobson, and there are subject pictures and landscapes of wide variety. It was important that such a book should be drawn together by an introductory essay, and natural for Rackham to invite [J.M.] Barrie to write it. The answer he received was cordial but disappointing: '24 June 1913. Dear Rackham, I wish I could, but I have promised to write two introductions this autumn, and had better not undertake more. Added to which I would be very bad at it as I have no skill in criticism. I am very glad to hear of the book and look forward to it. You have no greater admirer than myself, and few there are more warmly indebted to you. 'Yours very sincerely J.M. Barrie'. Rackham was fortunate in obtaining Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch as a substitute for Barrie. 'Q' not only admired Rackham's work; he also thoroughly understood a child's instinctive longing for the imaginative and fanciful. 'To this instant, constant, intellectual need of childhood no one in our day,' he wrote, 'has ministered so bountifully or so whole-heartedly as Mr. Rackham.' And Quiller-Couch was happy, too, in associating the random, impressionistic nature of much of the Book of Pictures with 'the wayward visions that tease every true artist's mind, while he bends over the day's work'". (Derek Hudson. Arthur Rackham. His Life and Work, pp. 97-98).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 41-42. Riall, p. 118. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Noble and Joyous Book Entytled Le Morte Darthur: Notwythstondying It Treateth of the Byrth, Lyf, and Actes of Sayd Kyng Arthur, of His Noble Knyghtes of the Rounde Table ..

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1913. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Charles M. Gere and his sister Margaret Gere. woodcuts (2 fullpage and 27 smaller) by W. H. Hooper and J. B. Swain after designs by Charles M. Gere (26) and his sister Margaret Gere (3, identified in the colophon). xxii, 500p. Original brown cowhide (41cm.). Gilt lettering and five raised bands on backstrip. Gilt ruling on cover edges and on turn-ins. Oval "WHS" stamp in gilt on bottom turn-in inside back cover. Modest wear along joints and cover edges. A couple of small darkened areas on front cover. Former owner's red stamp lightly stamped on front free endpapers with just a bit of offsetting on pastedown. Free endpapers and adjacent leaves browned around edges from turn-ins. Contents crisp and clean. According to the colophon, 145 copies (including this one) of this impressive edition were printed on paper and 8 on vellum. The colophon also notes: "The text is that of "Southey's reprint (1817) of Caxton's edition, with a few minor variations, more especially in punctuation." The story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is one of the most enduring and entertaining bits of British mythology. Thomas Malory. the majority choice for the author of this work, seems a rather dubious character to have composed such an impressive piece of literature which organized and retold (with some additions) existing French and English tales about King Arthur and his chivalrous knights. William Caxton first published "Le Morte Darthur" in 1485.

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        Le roman du Renard *

      J. Tallandier, Paris 10.1913. - Relié percaline polychrome 33 x 26, vignette de titre polychrome contrecollée au premier plat, titre et tête dorés, gardes bleutées. État flamboyant. 305 compositions à toutes pages de Benjamin Rabier, dont 25 hors-texte polychromes et 16 en noir. Bel exemplaire de l'adaptation pour le jeune public par J. Leroy-Allais de ce classique de la littérature épique animalière moyenageuse. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Mystery of Fu-Manchu.

      Methuen, London., 1913. First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 308. Two publishers' catalogues at rear: 8 pages dated Spring 1913 and 31 pages dated May 1913. Red cloth decorated in gilt. The first of the Fu-Manchu books.Some foxing here and there. Covers a bit dusty. Spine darkened. Front joint rubbed and starting to split at top. Very good. No dustwtrapper. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        THE FACTS OF RECONSTRUCTION (SIGNED COPY)

      New York: Neale Publishig Co, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: The Neale Publishing Company. First edition. Inscribed by Lynch "your friend, the author" and then signed on the front endpaper. Frontis photo of Lynch, 325 pages. Original dark blue cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Light stain to bottom quarter of front edge, some spotting to top edge, text clean, binding tight. Cover is bright and clean, corners are sharp. A very good copy of an elusive book, and almost never found signed. Lynch was the first African-American elected to Congress [1873] from Mississippi and held the post for three terms. Lynch states in his preface that he will present what is "based upon the author's own knowledge, contact and experience." He presents a defense of the Reconstruction and attempts to "present the facts as they were and are...and to set them down without the slightest regard as to their effect upon the public mind, except so far as that mind may be influenced by the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, AB]
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        Grand Prix de L'.A.C.F. - Rigal sur Bayard-Clément _ 1er. des voitures Françaises

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1913 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, mounted. Size: 85.8 cm x 41 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Vom sterbenden Rokoko

      Leipzig, Staackmann 1913. - 155 Ss. mit Lithographien von Hugo Steiner Prag, jede von Ihnen in Bleistift mit Originalunterschrift von Hugo Steiner Prag und Jahr.Oldr. Dieses Exemplar al 9 von 20 handschriftlich nummeriert und von Bartsch unterschrieben. Dreiseiger Goldschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Cellar & Henschel, Argentina]
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        Das alte Südwest-Afrika. Landschaft und Schicksale. Dichtung von P. Kloeppel. Lanschaft und Schicksale Dichtung von P. Klöppel ;

      Swakopmund, Swakopmunder Buchhandlung ;Ferdinand Stich, o.J. nach 1913. 52 Seiten, illustrierter Original-Kartoneinband ; 215 x 140 mm, Heft mit Zwei Klammern,; Etwas lichtrandig, das Blatt Seite 41/42 hat einen 1 cm langen Riss. (Produktionsfehler). Ecken weinig bestoßen. Sehr sauberes und stabiles Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Bombay Edition of the Works.

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1913–38. [Including Plain Tales from the Hills; The Phantom Rickshaw; The Light That Failed; Gunga Din; The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book; Captains Courageous; Kim; Just So Stories.] 31 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, red and green morocco labels, centre tool to spines gilt, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A fine set. The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were issued separately and at a lower limitation, complete sets such as this one are rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Slonik Moka i Mishuk u sebia doma [i e Little Elephant Moka and Bear Mishuk at Home]

      St. Petersburg: Devrien, 1913. [4], 28 pp. 21x30 cm. Illustrated by the author (on every page alongside the text). Slightly rubbed, both pages and boards. Spine restored, otherwise good. Rare pre-revolutionary edition (comparing to more common Berlin one printed in 1920s).

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, to writer and Editor of Smart Set magazine, Mark Lee Luther: "The rate that you kindly offer for my work is good enough, and I promise that the first work I do for any magazine will be submitted to yours."

      Washington, 1913. 1 page. 8vo. Fine with integral blank; folds. 1 page. 8vo. "THE RATE THAT YOU OFFER FOR MY WORK IS GOOD ENOUGH" Bierec dsiapperaed in Oct. 1913 into Mexico and never was hear from after 12/26/13.

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        Sons and Lovers

      London: Duckworth & Co, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. vii, 423pp. + 20 pp ads. Original navy cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing, Roberts' variant 1 with dated cancel title page. Very Good with slightly tender hinges, bumped head, light rubbing and mottling to cloth, wear to front paste down. Gilt fairly sharp. A nice copy of Lawrence's acclaimed novel. Of it British poet Philip Larkin wrote, "Nearly every page of it is absolutely perfect.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Illustrated London News, Volume CXLIII (July 5 to December 20 1913)

      Published by The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd, London 1913 - , with Supplements (including some with colour illustrations and photographs, with Christmas edition including 4 plates in colour by Kay Nielsen), 1,108 pages, colour illustrated plates with titles, photographs and illustrations with titles throughout (including some full and double page, in colour, advertisements), variety of subject matter (including Lord Kitchener, China's Inauguration of First President, British Army Manoeuvres, the Camera as Recorder, Khyber Pass, Bulgaria Greece conflict, Lunar Photography, Burning Bush of Radium to Cure Cancer, Submarines Sea-planes and Dreadnoughts), fascinating contemporary record. This is a heavy book that will require additional shipping to overseas First Edition , slight rubbing and scuffing to covers, fading to spine and upper edges of boards, horizontal tear to page 393, surface tears to pages 2 and 3, surface tears with pages stuck together Dec 13 Supplement pages iv and v, in good condition , claret cloth, blindstamped rules to covers, gilt titles to spine, red edges, grey speckled endpapers, some buff leaves Folio, 41 x 31 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        The Passionate Friends.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1913. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, gilt topstain. Inscribed by the author, "H.G. Wells to his cousin Jane Knight." Currey, 421. Hammond A9. Wells 49. Bookplate of Larry McMurtry on the front pastedown. "Notable for its discussion of the ideas which Wells later elaborated in The World of William Clissold and The Open Conspiracy. The phrase, "the open conspiracy," first occurs in The Passionate Friends (page 270)" (Hammond A9).

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        Arai Hakuseki: The Sword Book in Honcho Gunkiko and the Book of Samé Ko Hi Sei Gi of Inaba Tsurio.

      Privately printed for Henri L. Joly, London., 1913. First edition. Royal octavo. pp xvi, 176, 33, xxx (index). One of 200 copies. Collotype plates, illustrations, folding charts. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Two important eighteenth-century treatises, the first of which was written by the privy councillor of the Shogun, then de facto ruler of Japan, the second by a humble dealer in Osaka. Rare.Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the half-title to a prominent English publisher: "John Lane Esq. With all best wishes from H.L. Joly 1914".Circular armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Tissue guard to frontispiece a little torn. Cover edges just a little rubbed and bumped. Very good indeed.

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