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        Winter Sports in Switzerland

      London: George Allen & Company, Ltd. 1913. 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. . Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1913. 4to..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Tragigrotesken der Nacht. Träume. Berlin, Der Malik-Verlag (1920). 4to. 89 S. Mit 23 Abbildungen und farbig gestalteter Orig.-Broschur von George Grosz.

      - Die Tragigrotesken der Nacht wurden von Wieland Herzfelde in der Zeit von 1913 bis 1919 niedergeschrieben. Der farbige Künstlereinband wurde von George Grosz gestaltet. Ausnehmend schönes Exemplar. Raabe 120/3. - Der Malik-Verlag 22.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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        Letters from C.R.T.

      no place: no publisher, 1913, circa. Blue cloth with gilt title on spine. 173 pp., few bw illustrations. Research indicates strongly that C.R.T. is Clayton R. Truesdale, or Dr. Clayton R. Truesdale from Fremont, Ohio. The letters published in this book were written between Nov. 18, 1911 and June 8, 1912. They were addressed to various relatives and give extensive testimony to his observations throughout Europe and the Middle East during this time period. On page 99, one letter is signed C.R. Truesdale. Further poking around the internet reveals a homeopathic physician in Fremont, Ohio by the name Clayton R. Truesdale. The letters are fascinating and filled with detail. Truesdale did not care for Roosevelt one iota, as made clear in the last letter published, wherein he also says he will tell the recipient many more details when soon he sees them face-to-face. Certainly published in small quantity for private circulation, the book is dedicated to his cousin John R. Packard who it seems, accompanied Truesdale on this trip. Judging from the picture on page 163 in front of Saint Marks feeding pigeons, both men brought along their wives. No copies found. Anywhere. VG.

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        Handmade book]: The Rhyme of the Cruise of the Pandora II and her Merry Crew of Rustythroats, August, 1915 [cover title]: "Stats" Vance, Chief Engineer: His Souvenir

      - A souvenir book created by Wizard of Oz artist John R. Neill for Arthur T. Vance, editor of the Pictorial Review, containing seven original illustrations by Neill and five photographs of the cruise. Five quarto sheets folded to make 20 pages. Approximately 7.5" x 11". A handsome homemade souvenir "book," created from stiff gray paper, folded, and bound with a blue ribbon tie.The cover is illustrated with a caricature of the Chief and lettered by Neill in pastels and ink. Laid down on the inside of the cover is a printed broadside: "Rhyme of the Cruise of Pandora II.," along with a list of the six men on board. The crew consisted of "Little John" R. Neill, Chef-extraordinaire; "Big John" W. Mitchell, Gunner's Mate; "Demi-John" R. Robinson, Jack of All Trades; "Thirsty Bill" Miller, Head Bartender; "Strats" [presumably the "Stats" (sic) of the front cover] Vance, Chief Engineer; and "Father" Vance, Captain and General Influence for Good.John R. Neill was the children's book and magazine illustrator who was tapped to replace W.W. Denslow as illustrator of the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum. Denslow and Baum had a falling out after the first book, and Neill's work came to be synonymous with the series. The owner of the Pandora II, Arthur T. Vance, was Commodore of the Port Washington Yacht Club on Long Island. As editor of the Pictorial Review, a leading women's magazine of the early 20th Century based in New York City, Vance employed Neill to create numerous illustrations for Vance's magazine between 1913 and 1928. He must have prevailed upon Neill to create this souvenir book for Vance's son, recalling adventures on the Vance yacht.The remainder of the book consists of five tipped-in photos of the crew, as well as seven original illustrations by Neill in various media: pen, ink, pencil, watercolor, and gouache. Except for the cover illustration (which is executed directly on the cover card stock), the other seven illustrations are approximately 5" x 6.75" on white paper stock and have been tipped onto the pages. The corners of the illustrations display some light bleed-through from the glue used to affix them, else the book is very near fine. Two of the illustrations have captions penned in the margins, "August 9th, 1915, after the Commodore," and "When Shelter Island needed Shelter."The drawings are largely humorous and whimsical. The Shelter Island illustration shows a misfiring of a small cannon salute from the Pandora, ripping through the sail of a passing boat and then through the Shelter Island lighthouse. Another shows a crew member's head emerging from a scupper, light shining from his bald pate. Another shows seagulls perched on the empty liquor bottles as they are disgorged from the yacht. Perhaps the most appealing is of a young lady in a swimsuit, wild red hair streaming, water-skiing on a makeshift board. Laid in is the personalized handmade textile bookmark of Arthur T. Vance.A fascinating and unique artifact displaying Neill's artistry and inventiveness.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        „Überschwemmung. Juli 1913“. Privates Album mit 23 Orig.-Fotografien.

      [Graz, 1913]. Qu.-8°. 13 nn. Kartonbll. mit handschriftl. Titel u. 23 mont. Orig.-Fotografien (ca. 8,5 x 11,5 cm). Kart. d. Zt. m. Kordelbindung. Die interessanten Privataufnahmen zeigen die Verwüstungen nach der Überschwemmung des Stifting-, Ragnitz- und Leonhardbaches. - „Am Beginn dieses Jahrhunderts war es vor allem das Hochwasserereignis am Nachmittag des 16. Juli 1913 am Stifting-, Ragnitz- und Leonhardbach, welches ganze Stadtteile in Mitleidenschaft zog und aufgrund der Intensität der Niederschläge sogar den Einzug in die internationale Fachliteratur fand. Nach dieser Katastrophe, bei der auch zwei Menschen den Tod fanden, untersagte die Bauordnung von 1921 die Errichtung von Kellerwohnungen. Bei diesem Ereignis fielen im Stiftingtal innerhalb weniger Stunden mehr als 600 mm Niederschlag. Es wurden an den drei genannten Bächen praktisch alle Brücken zerstört und die Uferbefestigungen stark in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. An mehreren Stellen kam es zu Verklausungen und nach dem Bruch derselben zu zerstörerischen Flutwellen bachab. Die Kanalstrecke ab der Herz-Jesu-Kirche konnte die Wassermassen nicht aufnehmen, und so strömte ein großer Teil des Wassers durch die Morellenfeldgasse, Sparbersbachgasse und Nibelungengasse der Stadt zu [...]“ (Homepage der Stadt Graz). - Umschlag etw. berieben u. an den Ecken bestoßen, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Graz - Überschwemmung 1913, Katastrophen, Überschwemmungen

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        The Lodger.

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz., 1913. Octavo. Original orange cloth, green calf label to spine. Discoloured and rolled spine, slightly discoloured endpapers, gently bumped corners, exceptionally clean and bright contents. Still an excellent copy. First Tauchnitz edition, published the same year as the first, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A. S. M. Hutchinson, with the kind thoughts of the writer, Marie Belloc Lowndes". Belloc Lowndes's classic novel, the story of a couple in 1880s London who suspect that their lodger is Jack The Ripper, has long been ranked amongst the finest of detective fiction. It was a best-seller in its day and was the subject of several stage and screen adaptations, most famously by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Photograph album documenting the 1913 Alaskan cruise of the U. S. Coastal and Geodetic Service Survey Steamer USC&GS MacArthur

      Alaska, California, and Washington DC 1913 - This 10.5" x 7" album contains over 150 photographs (most between 3.25" and 5.25") glued to 35 leaves. Over 110 of the photos are of the ship's Alaskan mission, many captioned. About a dozen are of Washington DC, and the last 30 or so must have been inserted in 1915 as they are of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The photographs and leaves are in nice shape. The leather cover is heavily worn at the edges. Some of the highlights include: Washington DC (White House Easter Egg Roll, Wilson's Inaugural Parade, the USC&GS Headquarters), USC&GS MacArthur (the crew, the wardroom, the deck, a bunk, at sea, beached for "bottom cleaning," floating ice, USS Maryland, visitors from the Admiral Sampson), Alaska (La Perouse Glacier, bird's-eye view of Seward, baseball game at Seward, the Augustine and illiamna Volcanoes, camp at Iniskin Bay, Ursus Head, salmon cannery at Port Graham, Capitol Building at Juneau, Swanson Harbor, petting a bear cub, clamming, a mudslide, a meeting of Alaskan Natives in western dress, Juneau street scene showing the Alaska Hotel and The Renovatory laundry, Knik street scenes showing the town pool room and Railroad Kitchen exterior, dining room of what is probably Knik's Railroad Kitichen, an Alaskan Native woman selling beaded moccasins, and real photo postcards of the First Camp Arctic Brotherhood building in Skagway, an aerial view of Ruby City, and Resurrection Bay), and California (views of many buildings at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco)Although the photographs show the MacArthur's crew dressed in USC&GS uniforms, the officers were actually civilians. USC&GS personnel were not formally commissioned until 1917. This was done so that if captured during World War I while performing hydrographic duties, they would be treated as prisoners of war rather than executed a spies. Parts of the USC&GS eventually evolved into what today is the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), one the seven United States Uniformed Services.Exceptionally scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows one institutional collection of similar loose photographs. There are no auction records for similar items, and none are available for sale in the trade.

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        Sons and Lovers

      Duckworth & Co. 1913 - 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Mond. Novelle. Mit Illustrationen des Verfassers.

      Standort: Vitri7 Gr.-8 ( 24,7 : 17,4 cm). 73, [3] Seiten mit 27 ganzseitigen Illustrationen. Schwarzer Originalkalblederband mit vergoldetem Rückentitel im Originalschuber. Rücken minimal verfärbt. Nummer 16 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf besserem Papier und in Ganzleder (Gesamtauflage 350). Die erste Buchveröffentlichung des Ehmcke-Kreises, dem Zusammenschluss ehemaliger Schüler von Fritz Helmut Ehmcke. Dieser war, nach seiner Tätigkeit an der Düsseldorfer Kunstgewerbeschule, seit 1913 Lehrer für Schrift- und Buchgewerbe an der Münchner Kunstgewerbeschule, wo er auch die Rupprecht-Presse gründete. 1924, nach Auflösung der Schule, wurde er an die Akademie der bildenden Künste berufen. 1938 wurde er als Halbjude allerdings wieder aus der Professur entlassen.

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        Internationale Schwarz-Weiss-Ausstellung Wien 1913. Veranstaltet vom akademischen Verband für Literatur und Musik in Wien.

      Wien 1913. - Der literarische Teil besteht aus Textbeiträgen von Peter ALTENBERG, Paris v. GÜTERSLOH, Emil Alph. RHEINHARDT u. Paul STEFAN; die Abbildungen nach Arbeiten von Gustav KLIMT, Egon SCHIELE, Paris v. GÜTERSLOH, F.A. HARTA, Berthold LÖFFLER, Erwin LANG, Emil ORLIK, Karl HOFER, Max LIEBERMANN, Max SLEVOGT, Hans MEID, Wilhelm LEHMBRUCK, Ernst BARLACH u. a. - Die Ausstellung zeigte ausschließlich Graphik, Aquarell u. Handzeichnuntg. Von großer Seltenheit. 31 S., 17 Tafeln, ill. OKart. (nacheinem Holzschnitt von Erwin LANG). Einband verstaubt, Ecken schwach geknickt, an beiden Kap. leicht aufgeriss., bis Seite 4 am unt. Seitenrand schwache Wasserränder, insges. gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chr. Langaards samlinger av Malerkunst og Kunsthaandverk fra fortiden. 2 bd.

      Chria. 1913. Folio. 138 + 128 s. + plansjer. Originalt dekorert helpergamentbind med topp gullsnitt. Meget pent eksemplar. Nr. 156 av 230 nummererte eksemplarer. Ifølge statuttene skal Langaardsamlingen gå tilbake fra Nasjonalgalleriet til arvingene hvis den ikke utstilles under ett. Nå er den samlet, men under de to forrige direktører på Nasjonalmuseet ble samlingen splittet.

      [Bookseller: Norlis Antikvariat]
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        [Op. 6]. Sechs Stücke für grosses Orchester op. [!]4. [Full score]

      [Vienna]: Im Selbstverlag des Komponisten [without PN], [1913]. Folio. Original publisher's blue/green wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (list of instruments), 24, [ii] (blank) pp. Facsimile of the composer's autograph fair copy. Printed dedication to head of title: "Arnold Schönberg, meinem Lehrer und Freunde in höchster Liebe" (to Arnold Schönberg, my teacher and friend, in deepest love). Titling to upper wrapper identical with title. Opus number "4" reiterated in caption title to head of p. 1. "A. 698" printed to foot of first page of music. Wrappers slightly worn and browned. First Edition. Rare. Moldenhauer pp. 706-7. The work was re-numbered op. 6 in 1920. "This work, composed 1909, applies the newly explored possibilities of atonal instrumental composition to the largest orchestra for which Webern ever wrote... But these immense masses of sound are hardly ever used as a whole... Like many of his early works, op. 6 was conceived in reaction to the death of Webern's mother (1906)... In 1928, Webern prepared a second version of the pieces, which... reduces the hypertrophic orchestra to standard size." Manfred Angerer, website of Universal-Edition.

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      Imprenta Manuel Pau. - Valencia. 1913, 1914. 24X17. 570p. Holandesa con puntas. Los primeros 11 ejemplares de la revista evangelista, Homilética. Dirigida por Vicent Mateu. Extremadamente raros ejemplares. Ref A-53 Biblioteca FTR. Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INDIË, MERAPI, DIEPHUIS, JAMES, TERKÜHLE, V.D. MEULEN, FERNHOUT, MACLAINE PONT‘De beklimming van den Merapi'. In een oplage van 6 exemplaren gedrukt boek, geschreven door G. Diephuis in versvorm, voorzien van originele foto's en foto's van tekeningen van de hand van Henri Maclaine Pont. 1913, 44 pag., gebonden in half perkamenten band, 4°. De namen der deelnemers in handschrift.

      De zes tochtgenoten op 24-5-1913 waren, behalve de twee genoemden: F. James, ‘chef van de tram aanleg' te Tjandi, A. Terkühle, Jarig van der Meulen, en A. Fernhout. Onderweg ontmoet men Marchand en Adama van Scheltema, de administrateur van Soekaboemi. Bijgevoegd: blauwdrukken van de tekeningen van Pont. Exlibris: A. Fernhout, Oud Blaricummerweg 9 te Laren. M8648.

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        Les Documents Chinois

      Oxford University Press 1913 - decouverts par Aurel Stein dans les Sables due Turkestan Oriental.TEXT IN FRENCH (translated by and published for E. Chavannes). Large format. 232 pp, 37 plates (one folding). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuel pratique de kinésithérapie. Fascicule VI. Les traumatismes et leurs suites

      Paris, Félix Alcan, 1913, in-8, de (4), 235 et (1) pages, demi-toile bleue postérieure (première de couverture d'origine conservée), Première édition, rare, de la sixième partie du "Manuel pratique de kinésithérapie" publié entre 1912 et 1913 en 7 fascicules par Durey, Hirschberg, Leroy, Mesnard, Rosenthal, Stapfer, Wetterwald et Zander. Louis Durey divise son ouvrage en deux parties, selon le type de traumatisme subi : osseux ou articulaire. Chacune de ses parties est introduite par un chapitre technique dans lequel l'auteur liste les mouvements pratiqués par le kinésithérapeute (pression, effleurage, friction, pétrissage, percussion, vibrations, mouvements passifs, mobilisation du poignet et du coude etc, et mécanothérapie). Bon exemplaire

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        Werf Gusto, Firma A.F. Smulders, Engineers & Shipbuilders, Schiedam (Holland), 1908 [cover title]

      - Large oblong quarto, [iv] (first blank), li pages plus [150] leaves (all but one printed rectos only) with full-page plates on 143 of them. Original limp cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; edges lightly foxed, with the bottom edge slightly marked; expert repairs to tiny tears to the bottom margin of four leaves, with tiny nicks to a few others; an excellent copy. A superb catalogue from this company specialising in 'plant for harbour works, dredging and excavating. Coaling vessels, floating cranes, tugboats'. The main sections are dredgers and hoppers (91 plates), tugboats (16 plates), elevators (11 plates), excavators (17 plates) and floating docks (5 plates). Each plate contains a description of the specific item, the client and/or the location (for example, '"Sedjoumi", Sea-going Screw Tugboat. French Government. Regency of Tunis'). Offered together with a copy of the 1913 edition of the separately issued catalogue devoted to coaling vessels (limp cloth, oblong quarto, 64 pages; cloth a little rubbed and marked, front flyleaf and title leaf a little marked). [2 items]. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Anne of Geierstein and Chronicles of the Canongate Including the Two Drovers with Stories from the Keepsake

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. Copyright date 1913, limited edition of which this set is number 162 of 375 Copies. 2 volumes. signed by the W. Heath Robinson.Illustrated with 12 plates, including 8 from photographs (2 from the original negatives), 2 from watercolors, and 2 illustrations signed by W. Heath Robinson. (8vo) three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, gilt spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Finely bound at the Riverside Press. No. 162 of 375 copies of the Deluxe Large Paper Edition. 2 volumes from the wonderful 50 volume deluxe large paper edition of the Works of Sir Walter Scott. This edition features the additional original photographs and watercolor frontispieces, as well as two illustrated frontispieces signed by the W. Heath Robinson. Light wear to bindings with rubbing to extremities; a bit of scuffing to top edge gilt; about near fine. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, bindings are secure, a solid collectible set of books. . Signed by the Artist. Limited Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by W. Heath Robinson . 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. collectible and Signed.

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        Sammlung von 406 verschiedenen Insel Büchern (inkl. Auflagevarianten)

      Insel Verlag 1913 Insel Verlag, Leipzig, ca. 1913 - 2011. Teils mit Illustrationen und Abbildungen, Pappbände (einige mit unwesentliche Gebrauchsspuren) - in gutem Zustand / Enthalten: Nr. 1, 4, 7, 8, 14, 17, 19, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 36, 41, 43, 46, 48-50, 53, 57, 58, 61, 65, 66, 70, 73, 75, 82, 83, 88, 90, 95, 96, 100-102, 104, 106, 108, 115, 116, 122, 124, 125, 128, 132, 139, 141-144, 147, 149, 152, 159-161, 163-166, 170, 172, 176, 178, 179, 186, 192, 195, 198, 201, 203, 204, 208-210, 216, 219-221, 227, 228, 234, 247, 249, 250, 252, 257-259, 265, 268, 270, 273, 274, 276, 278, 281-283, 285, 289, 290, 302, 304, 307, 308, 314, 318, 330, 334, 347, 351, 357, 358, 361, 369, 370, 377, 387, 391, 400, 406-409, 415, 419, 420, 422, 426, 427, 432-434, 444, 446, 449, 450, 452, 454, 461, 462, 474, 476, 478, 481, 482, 484, 488, 495-498, 502, 505, 507, 510, 511, 512, 515, 516, 520, 522, 523, 525, 528, 535, 536, 540, 543-545, 547, 552, 555, 558, 561, 562, 565-567, 570, 573, 575, 576, 581-583, 586, 588, 593, 596, 604-606, 611, 615, 616, 624, 625, 628, 630, 634, 636-638, 640, 643, 647, 650, 652, 656, 657, 659, 660, 664, 674, 687, 698, 699, 705, 706, 745, 751, 752, 763-765, 791, 792, 803, 828, 832, 835, 838, 841, 857, 860, 865, 870, 871, 872, 874, 875, 878, 893, 902, 904, 905, 908, 910, 914, 915, 917, 925, 927, 930, 952, 954, 960, 970, 971, 975, 976, 980, 981, 983, 985, 990, 994, 1000, 1003, 1006, 1011, 1012, 1015, 1017, 1019, 1025-1027, 1030, 1040, 1041, 1045, 1046, 1050, 1053, 1055, 1060, 1063, 1077, 1080, 1084, 1086, 1094, 1118, 1180, 1188, 1251, 1296 - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Inselbücher

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        Desert and Water Gardens of the Red Sea. Being an Account of the Natives and the Shore Formations of the Coast.


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        Ju 52/3m g3e-g8e. Bedienungsvorschrift. Bedienung und Wartung des Flugzeugs.

      sehr selten! Es handelt sich um ein Original. Kein Nachdruck! Zustand: Kapitale etwas eingerissen / Name am Titel / Rückdeckel etwas angeschmutzt / Rücken etw. verblasst Der Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe. Generalluftzeugmeister Nr. 1913/41 Berlin den 26. Maerz 1941: Die Druckschrift D. (Luft) T. 2052g3e-g8e/Fl Ju 52/3m g3e-g8e Bedienungsvorschrift -Fl Bedienung und Wartung Ausgabe Maerz 1941 ist geprueft und gilt als Dienstanweisung. Sie tritt mit dem Tage der Ausgabe in Kraft. I. A. Friebel.................einige Textzeichnungen.eine Falttafel: Eichkurve fuer ViskosimeterTeil I: Klarmachen zum Abflug / Teil II: Flgubetrieb / Teil III: WartungBücher/Zeitschriften aus der Zeit 1933 - 1945mit darin enthaltenen zeitgeschichtlichen oder militaer-historischen Darstellungen und___Dieser Titel wird nicht per Versand verkauft sondern nur gegen Barzahlung in unseren Geschaeftsraeumen. Der Eintrag in unserer Datenbank dient lediglich der Information des interessierten Kunden. Bei Interesse sprechen Sie uns bitte an. Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!___ Inhaltenwerden nur zu Zwecken staatsbuergerlicher Aufklaerungder Abwehr verfassungswidriger und verfassungsfeindlicher Bestrebungender wissenschaftlichen und kulturhistorischen Forschung usw. ( 86 StGB) verkauft

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        Thomas Jefferson As an Architect and a Designer of Landscapes

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Small quarto. Green pictorial cloth. 122 pp plus plates at rear. Tissue guards present. A lovely copy of the first edition. This is number 36 of five hundred thirty-five numbered copies printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Light offsetting to endpapers. With a handsome bookplate of Walter J. Mitchell, Jr. afixed to the inside front pastedown. Neatly printed date from 1971 on the copyright page. Easily a near fine copy of htis attractive edition.

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        Rubáiyát. Rendered into English verse. With drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan.

      London: Methuen & Co, Ltd., 1913 - Quarto (244 x 183 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule frame to covers gilt, wide turn-ins, edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original covers bound in at rear. Bookplate to front pastedown. Faint mark to top edge, spine very lightly toned; an excellent, bright copy. Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard and 75 monochrome line engravings. First edition with Sullivan's illustrations. Hartrick regarded Sullivan as "naturally the most gifted of the younger black-and-white artists of my time, not excepting Beardsley" (ODNB). FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát was first published in 1859, anonymously and at his own expense.

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        The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council

      New York: Doubleday page and Company, 1913. Copyright date 1913, first edition, illustrated throughout by Dr. Joseph K. Dixon. This volume is illustrated with eighty photographs of Indian sheaves and Indian life. Inscribed in ink on front free endpaper recto to S. D. Green, dated "October 14, 1925," and signed by Rodman Wanamaker. "The Concept of Rodman Wanamaker." original gilt lettered, pictorial terra cotta cloth, top edge gilt; slightly scuffed, some edge wear. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible signed Native American book.. signed by the Author. First Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Joseph K. Dixon. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. collectible and Signed.

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        Das Urteil. Eine Geschichte. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag 1916. 4to. 28 S., 2 Bl. Schwarze Orig.-Broschur mit blauem Titelschildchen.

      - Erstausgabe. Der Jüngste Tag, Band 34. Erste Einzelausgabe. Der Text erschien erstmals 1913 im Jahrbuch Arkadia. Eines der wenigen von Kafka selbst geschätzten Werke. Außergewöhnlich schönes Exemplar, in diesem Zustand sehr selten. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/4. - Raabe 146/4. - Dietz 31. - Smolen 34.1.A.2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Group of 24 papers. Includes: BEHRING. ?Ueber ein Neues Diphtherieschutzmittel.?

      In: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 39, 1913. Leipzig:: Georg Thieme, 1913.. 4to. (Article): 873-876 pp. Figs. (Whole issue): 873-920 pp. Photos, figs. Original Self-wraps bound in later marbled wrappers. FINE. Important group of articles by the brilliant Prussian surgeon, including many papers on diphtheria, and hygiene & 2 Garrison and Morton titles. Behring discovered diphtheria and tetanus antitoxins and was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. This paper is half of a pair that make up Garrison and Morton 5067, dealing with the toxin-antitoxin for immunization against diphtheria. WITH: BEHRING. ?Der Antiseptische Werth der Silberlösungen und Behandlung von Milzbrand mit Silberlösungen.? In: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 37, 1887. 4to. (Article): 805-807 pp. (Whole issue): 805-844 pp. Figs. Original Self-wraps bound in later marbled wrappers. Full list available on request. See: Wasson, Nobel Prize Winners; Garrison and Morton.

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        The Book of Myths

      OFFERING: The one-of-a-kind, finely decorated, English language typescript, preserved complete and untouched in the commissioned morocco binding, lettered and decorated with gold leaf. Decorations are original and done in gouache and pen & ink. Several are superb and a few dozen others are of exceptional interest and very fine. Jefferson Wallace's father was a renowned bibliophile with a particular interest in literature and the antiquarian and his mother was notably well-versed in the arts and a practicing poet. Their interest in literature and the antiquarian and their pride in their family's history was passed on to their two surviving children, Jefferson, the elder son, and Charles M., the younger. Jefferson Wallace [1864-1951] pursued careers in journalism, publishing, and politics before achieving success as an executive with State Life Insurance of Indianapolis, Indiana. He continued to pursue his interests in literature and the history of the South and Richmond and the four known, decorated, original typescripts reflect this. He lavished great care on this book of stories for his only child, Miss Ann Clopton Wallace and it appears to be the first of the completed decorated typescripts. (None were published.) Unlike the others, (in the holdings of Special Collections at the University of Virginia), this was bound, and given as a gift, likely for the Christmas of 1913. There are 35 stories, (as listed in the contents), taken from a wide range of sources: Greek Mythology (13), American Indian folklore (7), British folklore including fairy tales (6), Norse Mythology, centering on the story of Baldr (3), apocryphal Bible stories about King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (2), Persian fables (2), a Japanese story (1), and a Hindu story (1). They are abridged and adapted to fit his perception of what was proper for his child to read. Each has its own decorated title page, these showing off to best advantage Wallace's flair and considerable talent for decoration. Stories are profusely illustrated with crown, foot and margin pieces, some with neatly handwritten captions. Many of the pages are set off with a decorated initial, some pictorial. These are very fine. Three pages are partially illuminated in gold or silver leaf. Text for the typescript is principally done in black ink but use of red or other colored inks to draw the eye is used extensively, with headings and song lyrics highlighted in red ink and single rule borders and some first words in color inks. COMPLETE TITLE: The Book of Myths; Some of the Sweet Myths of Nature arranged for Mistress Anne Clopton Wallace by her Daddy. PAGINATION: 161 pages, 8 plates separate from the pagination tipped on brown cardstock mounts with captions, protected by high quality tissue leaves. [5 leaves], mounted frontispiece photo print, general title page, elegantly decorated and illuminated and with a mounted paper title label; contents page (splendidly decorated), second bookplate (done in watercolor)], and 3 blank pages; 1-138 pages, one page with music notes, with 35 adapted, decorated stories + 7 mounted gouache and pen & ink plate illustrations done on a special handmade watercolor paper, captions neatly handwritten in white pastel; [3 leaves], ending blanks. ILLUSTRATIONS AND DECORATIONS: 41 pages have decorations over the full page with 31 decorated pictorial (one lavishly illuminated in gold leaf) and there are 230 other illustrations and decorations. 93 are crown, foot, and margin pieces in the texts and 111 are decorated initials, with 94 decorated (two are illuminated, one in gold leaf, one in silver), 16 decorated pictorial and one pictorial. Decorated initials are principally, but not always, the first letter on the page and many descend for eight or more lines of text. There are also 26 repeated letter device decorations in red ink, variations of a repeated cursive o. CAPTIONS AND TEXT UNDERSCORES: In addition to the 8 mounted plate leaves, 26 illustrations in the text, primarily animal and plant species have neatly handwritten captions and five words are underscored for additional emphasis. DATE: The typescript is dated 1913 on the title label tipped on the general title page and the book is dated 1913 on the spine. The frontispiece portrait was printed by the studio and tipped on its mount slightly later. It is dated January 1, 1914. DAUGHTER: Ann Clopton Wallace, his only child, was born ca. 1907. PHOTO PRINT PORTRAIT: The frontispiece shows father and daughter, (likely against a studio backdrop, a large framed painting), Jefferson Wallace with his customary handlebar moustache, aged 49, sitting in ¾ pose, Ann Wallace, age about 6, standing close to her father with a determined smile, looking straight at the camera, doll propped up, her left arm and hand resting comfortably on her father's right knee. The caption is:"The man and the girl. Scranton Pennsylvania, January 1, 1914." MARRIAGE: Jefferson Wallace married Anne Wynn Hawthorne of Lunenburg, Virginia on Christmas Day, 1906. He was 42. She was 19. There were significant problems in the early years of the marriage and she left for a time. Jefferson Wallace filed a notice of desertion with the county court in Scranton, Pennsylvania in October 1914 and he filed for divorce with the same court in the spring of 1915. There is evidence of a reconcilement: the nuclear family of three are on the 1918 list of Richmond investors in the Thousand Dollars Club. BINDING: Executed in Philadelphia in 1913, full crimson morocco decorated and lettered with gold leaf, octavo sewn with marbled endpapers; edges marbled, sides highlighted by a one-rule border, five compartment spine set off with one-rule borders, each compartment decorated with an identical leaf device, spine lettered with Wallace and 1913 date, upper side lettered with title in one-rule frame; Ann Clopton Wallace, Her Book in an open frame at the foot. SIZE: 246 x 167 mm (9.69 x 6.57 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: a few with minor margin rub (margin abrasion at p. 133), infrequent light offset from decorations, p. 17 (margin), p. 20 (opposite decorated initial), p. 22, p. 57 (margin), p. 84, p. 96, and p. 133 (opposite decorated initial). / Covers: Spine: lacks crown compartment and with substantial rubs. Sides: corner wear, some edgewear, minor soiling, stains near bottom, upper side with minor ink stains. Gold Leaf: excellent / Binding: underside of front endpaper with crease. CLAN WALLACE CREST, COAT OF ARMS AND MOTTO: on two bookplates (clan of the greatly renowned Scottish resistance leader, William Wallace). Crest: issues from a coronet of strawberry leaves, a bent arm covered in armor with hand brandishing a sword / Coat of Arms: a rearing lion colored in red & silver / Motto (in Latin): "Pro Libertate" (for Liberty). JEFFERSON WALLACE BOOKPLATES: 1) b/w woodcut print with ex-libris signature mounted on the front endpaper / 2) an original watercolor with pen & ink opposite page 1. MOUNTED TITLE LABEL: on the general title page is elegantly handwritten with an expanded, colloquial version of the title and decorated with an original watercolor of the coat of arms of Clan Wallace. PERSONAL MOTTO: At the foot of the woodcut print bookplate is Jefferson Wallace's personal motto, also the motto of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society at the University of Virginia; "Haec olim meminisse iuvabit", taken from Virgil, The Aeneid (1.203). Aeneas speaks to his shipwrecked company; "Maybe someday you will rejoice to recall even this." (Robert Fagles' translation from the Latin). THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY: Descended on his father's side from Clan Wallace and William Wallace; on his mother's side from the Cloptons of England and Virginia, prominent and active in politics and jurisprudence for generations. Maternal Grandparents: John Bacon Clopton, Sr. born February 12, 1789 at the family estate of Roslyn in New Kent County, Virginia. Died March 1860 in Old Point Comfort, Virginia. He married Maria Gaitskell Foster, daughter of John Foster and Jane Gandy on May 4, 1820 in Henrico County, Virginia. Born February 9, 1799 in Manchester, Virginia, she died November 23, 1873 in Manchester, Virginia and was buried in Richmond. Mother:Joyce Wilkinson Clopton was born August 28, 1835 at the family estate of Clopton Hill in Manchester, Virginia. She was well versed in the arts, a practicing poet and regarded as an authority on knitting in Virginia. She died December 30, 1906. Father: Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr. (1825-1910), Richmond merchant and celebrated bibliophile. His father, (Jefferson's paternal grandfather), William Wallace established a highly successful grocer business in Richmond that did extensive business with merchants in New York. Their Children: The older, Jefferson Wallace b. August 8, 1864 and younger, Charles Montriou Wallace b. November 23, 1866. Charles became an attorney and served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1897-1904. He wrote The Boy Gangs of Richmond and The History of the Capitol of Virginia. He died in April 1957 and was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. (Reference: University of Virginia) REFERENCES: Chamberlain, Pistols, Politics and the Press, p. 142. Kimball, American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond, pp. 274 and 286. William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jul., 1901), pp. 54-58. Clopton Papers, Duke University Special Collections. Insurance Times, vol. 39, p. 74, biographical sketch to 1906, illustrated with portrait photo. University of Virginia Library Catalog. Online: 1) Shockoe Examiner blog / 2) Clopton genealogy webpage. 3) Some newspaper and periodical references provided in chronology. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. SELECTED JEFFERSON WALLACE CHRONOLOGY: Outside of birthdate and an insurance co. biographical sketch that doesn't provide dates, the first specific mention of Jefferson Wallace is in 1890. 1890: Later in that year, Wallace with Ellis Edwards purchased the weekly society paper, The Critic with an eye to adding more news and commentary. Wallace became the editor in July, but sold his interest some months later. No issues were published after December 1890. // 1891: Wallace's Illustrated Weekly published 24 issues January-June 1891. Also in that year, he was editor and publisher of the Virginia Historical Magazine, devoted to Virginia history and genealogy, vol. 1 issued in July. Subsequently, two issues were published: there is no record after January 1893. Principal subject of issues was genealogy of the Fauntleroy family. // 1893: Secretary of Richmond Democratic Committee. Arrested for a note requesting a duel that was refused by published letter. The challenge to a duel was sent to the owner-editor of the Richmond Times, Joseph Bryan. This became a cause célèbre and was reported in the Washington Post (October 8, 1893) and the NY Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, etc. The last known duel in the United States was in 1883. Wallace's written challenge to duel is the second to last known challenge issued in the State of Virginia, one subsequent challenge recorded in 1903. Wallace was indicted by a Grand Jury in November 1893. // Mid-1890s: Position with Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company. They made fertilizers for tobacco growers. Witness to assist Chinese man in Richmond in his appeal that his son shouldn't be subject to the Chinese Persons Exclusion Act, as his son was born in the United States, at a time when the father was living in Richmond and proprietor of a laundry service. // 1897: In September, Richmond Times-Dispatch records Wallace as chosen the President of the Powhatan County Rotary Club. // 1900-02: multiple mentions in Richmond Times-Dispatch of socializing at the leading hotel in Richmond, The Jefferson (a luxury hotel est. 1895). // 1901: Announced candidacy to represent the 3rd Richmond District in April 1901. Lost to John Lamb, the incumbent in the September primary. Frequent reports on campaign in Richmond Times-Dispatch. Wallace was also a member of Dove Lodge 51 of the freemasons in Richmond. He was appointed steward in 1901. (See also 1930) // 1905: State Life Insurance, Indianapolis, Indiana solicits business and opens an office in Virginia. Wallace was first manager of their State of Virginia operations. (Founded in 1894 they are still extant.) // 1906: Corresponds with Leon Gardiner Tyler [1853-1935], son of President John Tyler, then living in Williamsburg. [Record of Tyler letter in Amherst College Miscellaneous Manuscript Archives] Dec. 25 marries Anne Wynn Hawthorne. She was born 1887 in Lunenburg, Virginia (Father-James Richard b. 1863 / Mother-Pattie Manson Cox). Reference: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940. // 1909: October 19 and 20 the Charles M. Wallace Collection of Books was sold in two parts at a cataloged auction in New York by Merwin Clayton. // 1910: Insurance Yearbook of 1910 identifies Wallace as Superintendent of Agencies of State Life Insurance Company, Indianapolis. //1911: Jan. 18 the Charles M. Wallace Collection of Letters and Autographs was sold at a cataloged auction in NY by Merwin Clayton. Reference: American Book Prices Current, 1911 and Publisher's Weekly, which describes it as, "one of the most important book auctions of the year." Spectator Manual by States, a publication for the insurance industry, identifies Wallace in same position with company. // 1914: In October, filed desertion notice with court in Scranton. // 1915: Richmond Times Dispatch in March 1915 identifies Wallace as Agency Director of same company in want ad he placed looking for solicitor for stock & bond proposition and auto demonstrators and salesmen. In spring, he officially filed for divorce. // 1918: Richmond Times Dispatch in November provides complete list of members of The Thousand Dollars Investment Club. Jefferson Wallace, Mrs. Jefferson Wallace and Miss Ann Wallace were members. // 1920: Richmond Times Dispatch in January 1920 describes confab for The Waverly Bank. Wallace gave a speech on the relation of the farmer and the think tank. This is one of many speeches he is cited as giving post-1910. // 1924: Date provided for the unpublished, The Negro and his place in History, a series of biographical sketches of celebrated Negroes. Typescript, 127 pages, with colored initials, color frontis, color portraits and music. Reference: OCLC and VIRGO catalogs. // 1930: letter to Manchester Lodge re: a Masonic Temple member.

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        Supplementary Note on the Discovery of a Palæolithic Human Skull and Mandible at Piltdown.


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        A Boy's Will

      London: David Nutt, 1913 - Octavo. Original wrappers, titles in black to front. Housed in a green morocco backed bookform slipcase and chemise. Fine. True first edition of Frost's first published book, second issue wonderfully inscribed with a poetic quotation: "One had to be versed in country things, Robert Frost, for Crosby Gaige". Crosby Gaige (1882-1949) was a New York based publisher and theatrical impresario, who pioneered in the late 20s the production of fine press collections for living authors (which he described as "flowers for the living" as opposed to "garlands for the dead") such as Woolf (Orlando), Joyce (Anna Livia Plurabella), Sassoon and Hardy. Gaige was also a great epicure and frequenter of New York's finest supper clubs and cocktail lounges, and wrote several books on cookery and cocktails. The poetry collection A Boy's Will was the first published book of Robert Frost - who was then already nearing 40 and, though he had written much, had not found a conducive publisher in America. He had moved to London in 1912, hoping to find the scene more receptive to new poetic voices, and, with the support of F. S. Flint and other sympathetic Imagists such as Ezra Pound, managed to secure a deal with David Nutt, who printed 1,000 copies of A Boy's Will. Only about 350 copies were issued by Nutt, who went bankrupt shortly after the war, and sold the remainder stock to Simpkin & Marshall. Frost in the meantime had returned to America at the outbreak of the war, and, bolstered by his London publication and its rave reviews penned by his Imagist friends, achieved the American beginning of his meteoric poetic career with an edition of A Boy's Will published by Henry Holt in 1915. The c.650 remainder copies of A Boy's Will were later issued in a variety of bindings. This copy is of Crane's second issue, Binding D (the US issue, sold by Dunster House, Cambridge, MA, from 1923), with 4-petalled flowers, and "Printed in Great Britain" stamped to title page verso. Crane notes at length that this US issue came about entirely through Forst's express efforts. He was informed in 1921, by his friend J. W. Haines, that the remaining copies of his two early works (this and North of Boston - then in the possession of Simpkin Marshall, who had sold fewer than 100 copies - those being Crane's second issue, Binding C), were in danger of being pulped - Frost responded by sending "all the money I can raise to buy in those poor old first editions of mine". Haines transported them to Cambridge, MA, and Frost found a bookseller in Maurice Firuski of Dunster House. A little over half of the 1,000 copies printed were thus issued by Dunster House, before the remaining 135 copies, in 1943, were bought by the Chiswick Book Store, New York, and issued as a latterly-signed and numbered limited edition. We are aware of one other copy of this same issue also inscribed for Crosby Gaige, though this copy, with its marvellous invocation of one of Frost's most redolent lines (from "The Need of Being Versed in Country Things", first published in 1920), is certainly superior. A Boy's Will was preceded only by the small collection Twilight, 1894, of which only two copies were printed and only one survives, housed in the University of Virginia. In the same library are to be found two Frost limited editions, New Hampshire and West Running Book, both inscribed to Crosby Gaige. Crane A2. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      [London:] Hodder and Stoughton,, [1913]. Rendered into English Verse. Illustrated in Colour and in Line. Large quarto (282 x 222 mm). Original vellum, gilt titles to spine and front cover, decorations gilt to spine, gilt and blue to front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Title page and text printed in blue, gilt, and black. Colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue-guards, 19 mounted colour headpieces and numerous line drawings in blue and black. Contemporary gift inscription to head of front free endpaper. Lacking silk ties. An excellent, bright copy. First Bull edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 deluxe copies signed by the illustrator on the colophon. This is an out-of-series copy marked on the colophon as a "signed copy". A trade edition in cloth was also issued. FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát was first published in 1859, anonymously and at his own expense.

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        Rubáiyát. Rendered into English Verse. Illustrated in Colour and in Line.

      [London:] Hodder and Stoughton, [1913] - Large quarto (282 x 222 mm). Original vellum, gilt titles to spine and front cover, decorations gilt to spine, gilt and blue to front cover, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Contemporary gift inscription to head of front free endpaper. Lacking silk ties. An excellent, bright copy. Title page and text printed in blue, gilt, and black. Colour frontispiece and 9 colour plates, tipped-in as issued, with captioned tissue-guards, 19 mounted colour headpieces and numerous line drawings in blue and black. First Bull edition, signed limited issue, one of 250 deluxe copies signed by the illustrator on the colophon. This is an out-of-series copy marked on the colophon as a "signed copy". A trade edition in cloth was also issued. FitzGerald's translation of the Rubáiyát was first published in 1859, anonymously and at his own expense. Potter 99. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        James Watt

      Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City 1913 - Reprint (originally published in 1905). Red cloth lettered in white. Attractive small bookplate of Robert Augustus Franks on the front pastedown, a trifle rubbed on the spine, still easily fine. Signed by Carnegie under the printed title on the half-title page: "by Andrew Carnegie, May 22d 1914." Biography of Carnegie's fellow Scotsman, James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine. Previous owner Robert Augustus Franks was Andrew Carnegie's financial secretary, Trustee of the Carnegie Institution, and served on the Board of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Books signed by Carnegie are uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A history and description of the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope.

      - London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1913. Folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). cxc, 136 pp. Frontispiece with two photos, 58 [11, 16, 23, 5, 3] plates (line drawings and photos; sometimes several "plates" on one sheet), 19 text figures. Folded two-colour sheet of the plan of the observatory, and large folded diagram (i.e. map) of the geodetic triangulation of South Africa and adjacent countries. Original blue embossed cloth. Spine with gilt title.l A sumptuous volume compiled by the Scottish astronomer Sir David Gill (1843-1914) with detailed descriptions of various telescopes and survey projects. Gill was "Her Majesty's Astronomer" and director of the observatory from 1879 to 1906. "In 1874, Gill joined the expedition to Mauritius to observe the transit of Venus. Three years later he went to Ascension Island to observe a near approach of Mars and to calculate its distance. While carrying out these laborious calculations, he was notified of his appointment to the Cape Observatory, which, over the following 27 years he was to refurbish completely, turning it into a first-rate institution. Gill was a meticulous observer and had a flair for getting the best out of his instruments. His solar parallax observations with a heliometer and his calculations of distances to the nearer stars, are testimony to his outstanding work." (Wikipedia). The two frontispiece photos show the staff at Gill's arrival in 1879, and again more comprehensively in 1906, including women and non-Caucasians, That year, Gill returned to Great Britain. The work was finished and published shortly before his death. Printed errata leaf tipped in. Small old stamp on the title page, skilful repair to the top fore edge of the front board, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Thomas Nelson and Sons,, 1913. First edition. First edition. Former owner's signature on verso of front fly leaf and small bookseller's label at bottom of front pastedown sheet, else a very good, bright copy in the original blue cloth. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone title. Haycraft notes in MURDER FOR PLEASURE, (New York, 1941) page 118, that this book "... like every epochal work, must be regarded in its own historical spectrum to be fully appreciated. Its deceptive unremarkableness, in fact is the chief reason for its uniqueness in an era in which flamboyance and overwriting were the hallmarks of the crime novel.... TRENT'S LAST CASE stands truly first among modern examples of the genre." John Carter, among the earliest champions of detective fiction, called Bentley "the father of the contemporary detective novel." A society woman is accused of murdering her businessman husband. Called to piece the clues together is Inspector Trent, on the verge of retiring from detection. He learns that the dead man was a louse, providing the wife with plenty of motive. But, did she do it? Laid-in to this copy is an affectionate autographed letter signed from E. C. Bentley to Ethel Oldershaw ("My Dear Ethel") on the passing of her husband, Bentley's old school friend Lucian Oldershaw: 2 handwritten in ink pages, 8vo, London (41 Queen's Gate Gardens), 5 February 1951. "I have known for the past two years what such a bereavement is, and I feel the more on that account for you and yours. So many of the best memories of my life are connected with Lucian, and as I live in the past nowadays he has been very often in my thoughts. For that matter he has never been very long out of them at any time . . . In the days when we were together so much, his companionship and resourcefulness and immense fund of humour made an unforgettable impression on me. I cannot be with you tomorrow because I am confined to my bedroom with bronchitis, but I wanted you to know how I feel, and I am yours sincerely. E. C. Bentley." Lucian Robert Frederic Oldershaw was, with Edmund Clerihew Bentley (died 1956; his wife had died in 1949), one of a trio of friends at St. Paul's School; the third was Gilbert Keith Chesterton (died 1936). Oldershaw introduced Chesterton to Frances Alice Blogg, his future wife (they married in 1896; she died in 1938), and in 1902 Oldershaw married her younger sister Ethel Laura Blogg (died 1953).

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        Indian Currency and Finance.

      1913 - Macmillan and Co. 1913. 8vo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. viii + 263; one folding chart; previous owner's inkstamp to ffep, spine a little dulled, internally very clean, very good. The author's first book, the outcome of his two years at the India Office and based on the lectures he gave at the London School of Economics in 1911. The publication of the book coincided with Keynes' appointment as a member of the Royal Commission on Indian Finance. "The best English work on the gold exchange standard . Though the book of 1913 contains none of those characteristic propositions of the book of 1936 [General Theory] that have been felt to be so 'revolutionary,' the general attitude taken toward monetary phenomena and monetary policy by the Keynes of 1913 clearly foreshadowed that of the Keynes of the Treatise (1930)." (Schumpeter, Ten Great Economists, pp. 260-91). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benz Automobile.

      Mannheim, 1913. 69 S. mit zahlr. Abb. Gr.-8°, Broschur. Firmenschrift mit den Luxusmodellen der Zeit, die gleichzeitig die Entwicklung des Automobilbus dokumentiert. - Einband etwas berieben, sonst tadellos. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Bateman's, Burwash, Sussex, 3. XII. 1913. - 8vo. 3½ pp. (54 lines) on embossed folded sheet. To John Pearson, the house master of his son John (known as "Jack") at Wellington College. John had not been well through much of 1913 and Kipling is seeking advice after another trip to the doctor: "Just back from town after taking John to the doctor for the third time! He says that the boy can't go back to school yet as there is local poisoning consequent on a discharge from the nose after the operation, which is infective. We have not been able to get rid of this trouble and I hope to take him up again on Friday [.]". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antarctic Days, sketches of the homely side of Polar life by two of Shackleton's men

      Andrew Melrose, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, bound in later quarter calf with marbled paper covered sides, new endpapers, top edge darkened and some mild spotting to closed fore-edge, binding tight, text clean and unmarked, b&w plates and illustrations, 197pp. Uncommon..

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        Die Flagge. Zeitschrift für Seewesen und Seeverkehr - Organ des österreichischen Flottenvereines. Jg. VIII, N°. 1 Jänner 1913 - N° 12 Dezember 1913; Jg. IX, N° 5 Mai 1914 - N°. 9-12 Dezember 1914; Jg. X, N°. 1 Jänner 1915 - N°. 12 Dezember 1915; XI. Jg., Nr. 1-2 Jänner-Februar 1916 - Nr. 12 Dezember 1916; XII. Jg., Nr. 1 Jänner 1917 - Nr. 12 Dezember 1917; XIII. Jg., Heft 1 Jänner 1918 - Heft 10 u. 11 Oktober-November 1918.

      Wien, Selbstverlag, 1913 - 1918. 50 Hefte. Pag. OBrosch. \" ... knapp vor dem Kriegsausbruch [1914], hatte der \"Österreichische Flottenverein\" 44.617 Mitglieder. Er wurde in den vergangenen zehn Jahren von einem kleinen Kreis von Romantikern zu einem ernstzunehmenden wirtschaftlichen Faktor; aus einem elitären Club wurde eine übernationale, unpolitische Massenbewegung, die alle Zweige der Volkswirtschaft erreichte. Der Flottenverein bestand neben der Wiener Zentrale aus vielen Ortsgruppen; eine Ortsgruppe konnte überall dort gebildet werden, wo sich mehr als 20 Mitglieder zusammenfanden. 1914 waren es an die 200 solcher Ortsgruppen, sogar im Ausland: Abbazia, Adelsberg, Alexandrien, Antwerpen, Athen, Baden, Banjaluka, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Berndorf, Bielitz, Bjelina in Bosnien, Bozen, Braila, Brcka, Brioni, Brünn, Brüssel, Brüx, Budweis, Bukarest, Cattaro, Curytiba, Czernowitz, Dresden, Eger, Franzensbad, Galatz, Gmunden, Görz, Gorazda, Gradiska, Graz, ... Nach der Ermordung Franz Ferdinands übernahm das Protektorat der neue Thronfolger Erzherzog Karl. Der Verein steigerte im Weltkrieg seine Propagandatätigkeit: Aus Spenden konnte er der k.u.k. Kriegsmarine ein Unterseeboot und zwei Flugzeuge widmen. Der Flottenverein hatte zuletzt um die 80.000 Mitglieder. Ende 1918 brachte der Zerfall der Monarchie auch das Ende des Flottenvereins; das Hauptziel, die Förderung der heimischen Seefahrt, entfiel. Die letzte Ausgabe der \"Flagge\" ist mit März/April 1919 datiert. Die stark geschwächte Wiener Zentrale und Ortsgruppe in der Schwarzspanierstraße wandelte sich zum \"Österreichischen Schiffahrtsverein\" und kurz darauf zur \"Österreichischen Weltwirtschaftsgesellschaft\" um. Neben dieser Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderen der Schiffahrt bildeten sich schon in den ersten Monaten der kleinen Republik in Linz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Tirol, Steiermark und Vorarlberg lose Gruppen ehemaliger Seeleute, die ihr Beruf verloren haben und sich um gegenseitige Unterstützung bemühten...\" (Zitat nach W. Aichelburg). - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. stockfleckig, tlw. angestaubt. - Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Marine

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        Eigenhändige Postkarte an Willy Mayr.

      Hamburg, 12.9.1913. - circa 8,6 x 13,7 cm. 1 Karte gelaufen Postkarte aus Neustadt i. H., mit der Kirche, Bildseiten mit mehreren Bleistiftunterschriften. Löns berichtet von Stationen einer Reise. Bemerkenswerterweise finden sich auf der Karte auch handschrftliche Grüsse von Ernestine Sassenberg, der 24 Jahre jüngeren Lebensgefährtin von Löns, die offiziell seine Haushälterin war. Im Jahr 1912 war er nach Hannover zurückgekehrt - als seine Frau ihn wegen Affairen verlassen hatte, reiste er etwa ein Jahr umher. "- Gut erhalten, nur geringfügig berieben.

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