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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        If It Please You

      Methuen, London 1913 - London, Methuen, 1913. First Edition. First Impression. A decent copy not usually found in the dustjacket. Primarily mystery stories, but according to George Locke there's a story about alchemy in there too. The jacket is worn to the spine tips, heavier to the top with signs of tape repairs. Corners a little chipped, and rear flap creased. Prize inscription to title page. Leaves toned. [5673, Hyraxia Books]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'argent

      First edition on ordinary paperContemporary half mint-green cloth Bradel binding over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt floral motif, dark brown morocco titlepiece (lightly rubbed), double gilt fillet to foot, covers (with slight angular lacks) preservedRare autograph inscription by Charles Péguy to Monsieur Saffrey : "Mardi 4 Mars 1913, je suis votre fidèle dévoué Péguy [Tuesday 4 March 1913, I am your faithfully devoted Péguy]." Paper yellowed as usual. Cahiers de la quinzaine Paris 1913 12,5x19cm relié

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        Archive. Log and photograph album of D. A. McKell aboard the U.S.S. Maryland 1911-1913

      n.p.: n.p., 1913. Log Book & Photograph Album. Good +. Archive of D. A. McKell consists of a Log Book kept on board the U.S.S. Maryland from June 25th, 1911 to August 30th, 1913 and a large photograph album from the same period. The log book measures 8.5" x 7.25" and has maroon leather spine and corners with cloth covered boards. There is a one-inch chip to the upper spine. The foredge has a dark stain not affecting the interior pages. The log consists of 301 lined pages of which 300 were used for daily entries. Pasted down inside the front cover are 3 souvenir illustrations of hotels in Hawaii: Hotel Demosthenes, Holo Hotel, and Kilauea Volcano House. A few loose ephemera items laid inside front cover. In the back of the log book are 2 loose log entries written on 6.5" x 5" note paper for August 29 and 30, 1913 the last dates covered in the diary. The 10" x 8" photograph album is made of soft brown leather and has an embossed "Dragon" design. The soft leather is scuffed, rubbed and edge chipped. The album consists of 188 photographs and photograph post cards. Laid inside the photograph album is a boxing advertisement with the heading "Entertainment and Boxing Exhibition Given by the crew of the U.S.S. Maryland Santa Elena, Ecuador, February 10th, 1912." Photographs are in very good condition. U.S.S. Maryland (Later, U.S.S. Frederick) The second Maryland (Armored Cruiser No. 8) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va., on 7 October 1901; launched on 12 September 1903; sponsored by Miss Jennie Scott Waters; and commissioned on 18 April 1905, Capt. R. R. Ingersoll in command. In October 1905, following shakedown, Maryland joined the Atlantic Fleet for operations along the east coast and in the Caribbean, where she took part in the 1906 winter maneuvers off Cuba. The next summer she conducted a training cruise for Massachusetts Naval Militiamen, and then readied for transfer to the Pacific. Departing Newport on 8 September 1906, she sailed, via San Francisco and Hawaii, for the Asiatic station where she remained until October 1907. She then returned to San Francisco and for the next decade she cruised throughout the Pacific, participating in survey missions to Alaska (1912 and 1913); carrying Secretary of State Knox to Tokyo for the funeral of Emperor Meiji Tenno (September 1912); steaming off the Central American coast to aid, if necessary, Americans endangered by political turmoil in Mexico and Nicaragua (1913, 1914, and 1916); and making numerous training cruises to Hawaii and the South Central Pacific. D. A. MCKELL LOG ENTRIES McKell's log/diary entries began June 25th, 1911 when the U.S.S. Maryland departs San Diego for San Francisco. The ship went through the "golden gate" at 7:00 am on June 30th and arrived at the Navy Yard in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m. From July 1 to October 28 McKell usual log entry is "In the Navy Yard". He spent most of his time painting and working on the ship while stationed in the Navy Yard. July 22 he writes "Hager fell over board and drowned sent two divers down never found him." The ship goes out to sea on October 29 for short excursions and November 11, 1911 the Maryland sets course for Honolulu. November 28 the crew arrived in Honolulu and stayed until early January 1912 before departing for Ecuador arriving February 1. February through March 1912 the ship patrolled the South American coast passing through Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. In the summer of 1912 the U.S.S. Maryland sailed from California up the Pacific Coast stopping and passing by to Portland Oregon, Astoria Oregon, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington and Bremerton, Washington. In July the ship departed Bremerton Washington for Sand Point Alaska and Prince William Sound, Naked Island returning to Bremerton, Washington in August. Admiral Reynolds arrived on board August 21 and the crew "fired 13 guns for him." Soon the ship was anchored in Seattle preparing for a trip to Yokahar, Japan arriving September 10, 1912 and departing September 23 to Honolulu. In the fall of 1912 U.S.S. Maryland traveled to Acapulco Mexico, off the coast of Honduras, and docking in Nicaragua November 1912. McKell records several details. Most often he mentions doing the laundry but also writes about working on the ship, Captain's inspections, visitations, boxing matches, football games, swimming, volcano excursion, weather, holiday activities, etc. Once he writes being reported for "neglect of duty" and the ensuing consequences. Places mentioned in the log include Coronado Islands, Mare Island, San Padre, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, California City, Venice, South American ports, Alaska and more. The sinking of the Titanic was noted in McKell's diary on April 19. An interesting entry for April 23.."torpedos shot at ship (U.S.S. Maryland) putting two holes in the Starboard". Also recorded in the log was the taking the typhoid fever vaccination. Facing the possibility of court martial McKell took the vaccination while other crew members did not. During late fall 1912, The U.S. S. Maryland traveled from San Juan to Nicaragua returning to San Diego in November. Mckell writes about doing laundry and keeping up with his books. December of 1912 McKell is off Coronado Bay practicing at the firing range. Over the holidays McKell was in the Mare Island Navy Yard. One entry for January 22, 1913 - "Bennett got drowned. He jumped from the Steamer for the float but missed and never came up." The Maryland departed Mare Island mid-March 1913 for San Diego Bay and in April it was docked off Coronado Island. The ship sailed the Pacific Coast later in the spring and early summer up the coast to Bremerton, Washington. Late June 1912 the crew reached Alaska. On page 250 (after the May 13th entry) are 2 medical prescriptions for "Gonarhea or Clapp." On page 251 are 3 prescriptions for "Chanere or Chaneriaids(sp.?). In August of 1913 the ship was docked at Mare Island, San Francisco and San Pedro. The last entry recorded was August 29th, 1913. PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD ALBUM Photographs includes 188 views of the U.S.S. Maryland, crew, 6 President Taft parade pictures, Cavalry photographs, South American locations, photograph post card titled "Welcoming our Fleet Manilla" with a written note below "Taft was aboard", football pictures, boxing photos; the ship's dog and monkey mascots; battleships views at sea; target practices, etc. Also included are views in California, Honolulu, Kobe Japan, Manilla, Puget Sound, etc. The first photograph is that of a boxing match with the caption "Ben 1910 - Florida" (dated before McKell commenced his log). Several of photographs are named and several have short descriptions. SUMMARY The U.S.S. Maryland crew witnessed the first naval plane landing on on a ship, the U.S.S. Pennsylvania in January 1911 (prior to log entries). To protect American interests in South America President Taft ordered the Maryland to South America in the spring of 1912. Several entries from McKell's log are from this period. On April 23, 1912 The U.S.S. Maryland took part in a risky, ill-advised training exercise. It was used a live target for the submarine "Grampus" off San Padre. The resulting torpedo blast recorded in McKell's entry caused damage to the ship and also risked the lives of its crew members. During September 1912 the U.S.S. Maryland escorted the Secretary of State Know to Tokyo to attend the funeral of Emperor Meiji Tenno (September 1912). Sources used: Naval History and Heritage Command website; Ancestry.com.

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        Le grand Meaulnes

      first edition, one of the few copies printed on green paper for the author that he was fired as 6 or 10 copies (from the correspondence of Emile Paul), pulling wide the smaller paper before 10 Japan and the Netherlands 20.Our copy has a green coverage as all other leading copies, with center back the printed words "copy of Holland paper", additional copies on green paper bearing according bibliographers, a single central finial. Note however that the full inventory of various green blankets remains to be established and bibliographers have not particularly noted the peculiarity or the existence of two types of entries: "copy on / Holland paper" in two lines (as this copy) and "copy on Holland paper" on a line (as on the copy of Madame Simone). The badge scarcity of copies of copyright on green paper unfortunately does not allow to rule in this area and the only copy sold past recent years (at Christie's in April 2014) did not include the back cover. Back slightly thinned as frequently and past witnesses.Our copy is presented in shirt half navy blue morocco, spine with five nerves set with green nets, date and mention "green paper copy" golden tail, marbled paper boards case lined with navy blue morocco, marbled paper boards , inside gray felt, stylish package signed Lavaux.Precious and rare copy wide-margined of the shortest print on large paper.Emile-Paul frères Paris 1913 16x20,5cm broché sous étui et chemise

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        Indian currency and finance.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1913. 8vo, viii + 263pp, folding table, original brown cloth lettered in gilt, spine gilt. A fine, bright, copy sometime in the library of the Auckland Institute and Museum> (stamps on front free endpaper, faint ink stamp on blank margin of title, shelf no. in white ink at foot of spine). First edition. Keynes' first book. 'This is, by common agreement, a work of first-rate quality. Those who were unconvinced by his later writings, all of which were controversial, like to acclaim it as his best book'. [Harrod, Life>, p.163].

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        The Complete Works of James Whitcombe Riley, Containing Poems not Printed in Any Other Edition

      New Castle, Pennsylvania: The House of Randall, 1913. The Elizabeth Marine Riley Edition. full crushed burgundy morocco, with decorative gilt border and inlays, spines with raised bands, extra gilt, top edges gilt, green and burgundy gilt decorated doublures, white silk moiree free endpapers. Spines a little faded, else fine. Quarto. Six volumes, complete Illustrated No. 113 of 150 sets, signed by the publisher on limitation page. Signed by Riley at end of poem "Lockerbie Fair". With bound poem "New Year's 1888" in holograph and signed by Riley on Riley embossed letterhead .

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        Méditations esthétiques. Les Peintres cubistes

      Eugène Figuière & Cie 1913 - - Eugène Figuière & Cie, Paris 1913, 18,5x24cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Édition originale sur papier courant en dépit d'une mention de deuxième édition, poinçon du service de presse sur le deuxième plat. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Guillaume Apollinaire : « à Lucien Rolmer, au chantre, au psychologue, son ami ». Ouvrage illustré de 46 portraits et reproductions d'œuvres de Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp. Comptant parmi les rares défenseurs du cubisme dès ses débuts, Apollinaire œuvre à sa diffusion et sa compréhension à travers ses chroniques et préfaces dont celle du catalogue de l'exposition du Cercle de l'art moderne du Havre, intitulée Les Trois vertus plastiques, repris en introduction des Méditations esthétiques. à l'insu du poète, l'éditeur Eugène Figuière met en exergue le sous-titre Les Peintres cubistes. Cette modification opportune sera déterminante pour la réception de l'ouvrage. Ainsi, au lieu de simples « méditations », le texte acquiert, pour les lecteurs, le statut de véritable Manifeste du cubisme et suscite à ce titre des réactions parfois violentes (plus encore de la part des milieux avant-gardistes que des opposants naturels à la peinture moderne). Mais il devient, par la même occasion, un des premiers écrits d'importance sur le cubisme, « définissant les caractères propres au nouveau mouvement pictural : son ''climat'' spirituel, ses ambitions, sa nécessité historique » et sa portée internationale. Un mois plus tard, Apollinaire faisait paraître Alcools, avec en frontispice un portrait cubiste de l'auteur par Picasso. Grand ami d'Apollinaire, le poète Lucien Rolmer, d'un mois son aîné, n'a pas suivi le même parcours esthétique que son compagnon de bohème. D'expression plus classique, Rolmer est sans doute moins sensible que le futur poète d'Alcools et de Calligrammes aux formes artistiques nouvelles que défend Apollinaire. Cependant les deux poètes partagent une ambition esthétique commune, la recherche d'un nouveau souffle créatif. C'est au nom de cette quête de ce qu'il nomme « la Grâce », que Rolmer fonde une école littéraire et une revue, La Flora, Revue de la Grâce dans les Lettres et dans l'Art. Apollinaire, de son côté, cherche une expression plus radicale qu'il trouve notamment dans le cubisme et dans les arts primitifs. Ainsi adresse-t-il au « chantre » de la Grâce ces Méditations esthétiques sur des œuvres dont les « vertus plastiques : la pureté, l'unité et la vérité maintiennent sous leurs pieds la nature terrassée ». Ce faisant, il interroge implicitement le « psychologue » sur cette expression nouvelle « qui n'est pas un art d'imitation, mais un art de conception qui tend à s'élever jusqu'à la création ». L'année précédente déjà, il initiait son ami à l'Art Nègre en l'invitant à nourrir son « art gracieux » de la contemplation d'une grande statue métallique dahoméenne représentant le dieu de la guerre, « l'objet d'art le plus imprévu et un des plus gracieux qu'il y ait à Paris ». étrange présage de leur destin tragique commun, puisque c'est la guerre, dont ils surent pourtant décrire l'absurde beauté, qui emporta pareillement les deux poètes. En mai 1916, refusant sa reddition, Lucien Rolmer, simple soldat, est exécuté d'une balle dans la tête. Deux mois avant, le sous-lieutenant Kostrowitzky était atteint par un éclat d'obus dans le crâne auquel le « poète assassiné » ne survécut que peu de temps. Précieuse et émouvante dédicace d'un poète à l'autre, témoin de l'effervescence intellectuelle et artistique d'une jeunesse bientôt sacrifiée au Léviathan de 14-18. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition on current paper despite a second edition statement. Precious autograph signed by Guillaume Apollinaire: "At Lucien Rolmer, the cantor, the psychologist, his friend." Illustrated book of 46 portraits and art reproductions Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp . At the beginning of the century, cubi [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Das Verwaltungsgebäude des Norddeutschen Lloyd in Bremen: erbaut in den Jahren 1901-1910

      H. M. Hauschild, Bremen 1913 - Folio (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 48pp (Text), [6] leaves (Plates). Original stiff wrappers, with white lettering to front cover. Frontispiece. Title and text pages within decorative frame. Decorative initials.Illustrated throughout with 17 full-page photographic plates reproduced in photogravure, 25 in-text b/w photographic reproductions, and 6 full-page plates at rear (one architectural drawing, and five floor plans), this work is a detailed architectural monograph on the construction of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Headquarters in Bremen.Built between 1901 and 1910 by Johann Georg Poppe (1837-1915), a prominent architect in Bremen during the German Gründerzeit and an influential interior designer of ocean liners for Norddeutscher Lloyd, the 'Norddeutscher Lloyd Headquarters' occupied almost an entire quarter of the city after its completion. With the cornerstone of the final phase being laid in 1907 to celebrate the company's fiftieth anniversary, the Renaissance revival building was the largest in the city, with large gables and a bottle-shaped tower 75 metres tall. Covered in sandstone reliefs inside and out, it resembled a castle. The project coincided with an economic downturn and its costs caused problems for the company, but the building was finished on time. It was severely damaged in an air raid in October 1944; after the war the company was restarted in the cellar. The tower and gables were removed in 1953 and for a while a bierkeller operated in the cellar. In 1968 it was sold to Horten AG, who demolished it the next year to build a department store.Wrappers slightly discolored along spine and at upper margin of back cover. Minor foxing to the first and last couple of leaves. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE BENDERS IN KANSAS.

      Wichita: The Kan-Okla Publishing Company, 1913. - 173pp., with in-text illustrations. 12mo. Original pictorial wrappers. Rubbing and a few small marginal chips to wrappers, spine chipped, small separations at hinges. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. A very good copy. "A full history of those unparalleled killers, related by their defense lawyer, who must have known the facts" - Adams. The Bender family immigrated to Kansas in 1870 with a small group of spiritualists, and opened a general store and guest house for travellers going farther west, but soon developed a penchant for murdering their guests. After they fled in 1873, when a relative of one of their victims came inquiring about his missing brother, ten bodies and a number of body parts were found buried on their property. In 1889, another relative of one of the victims tracked down two women living in Michigan whom she accused of admitting to be the female members of the Bender family. They were arrested and returned to Kansas for trial, but their identities could not be proven. A rare first- hand account of one of the first sensationalized stories of mass murder. Not in McDade. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 1154.

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        Prähistorische Periode. .

      Franz Stoedtner war ein deutscher Fotograf und Kunsthistoriker. Stoedtner war einer der wichtigsten Pioniere der Dokumentationsfotografie vor allem im Bereich der Kunstgeschichte, aber auch anderer Gebiete. Sein Bildverlag war Vorbild für das von Richard Hamann 1913 gegründete Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.Das Exemplar umfasst 35 Seiten mit Fotomechanischen Drucken. Diese Drucke sind in 31 Abschnitte mit Abschnittsüberschriften unterteilt.1. Steinzeit und Prähistorische Periode ( 23 Abbildungen), 2. Prähistorische Periode ( 4 Abbildungen), 3. Pfahlbauten ( 8 Abbildungen), 4. Bronzezeit ( 11 Abbildungen), 5. Halbstahlperiode ( 4 Abbildungen), 6. Eisenzeit ( 7 Abbildungen), 7. La Tine-Periode ( 50Abbildungen), 8. Bildnisse römischer Kaiser ( 67 Abbildungen), 9. Rom, Trajanssäule ( 93 Abbildungen), 10. Rom Markussäule Reliefs ( 52 Abbildungen), 11. Römerbauten ( 38 Abbildungen),12. Saalburg ( 51 Abbildungen), 13. Saalburg Funde ( 31 Abbildungen), 14. Haltern i/w. Uferkastell ( 36 Abbildungen), 15. Vechten Ausgrabung ( 6 Abbildungen), 16. Trier ( 52 Abbildungen), 17. Grabsteine aus Neumagen, Trier, Prov. Museum ( 12 Abbildungen), 18. Bonn, Prov. Mus. Grabsteine ( 9 Abbildungen), 19. Main, Prov. Mus. Grabsteine ( 32 Abbildungen), Hildesheimer Silberfund ( 12 Abbildungen), 21. Römische Kriegsgeräte u. Waffen ( 8 Abbildungen), 22. Bronzen und Terrakotten ( 53 Abbildungen), 23. Epoche der Völkerwanderung ( 30 Abbildungen), 24. Schmucksachen und Geräte ( 26 Abbildungen), 25. Epoche der Merowinger ( 29 Abbildungen), 26. Christliche Sarkophage in Gallien ( 18 Abbildungen), 27. Die Kunst der Ostgoten in Italien ( 10 Abbildungen), 28. Die Kunst d. Langobarden in Italien ( 18 Abbildungen), 29. Schmucksachen in Dornschatz zu Monza ( 8 Abbildungen), 30. Die Monumente v. Adamklissi ( 28 Abbildungen), 31. Prähistorische Periode Nachtrag ( 32 Abbildungen).Zwischen jeder Seite befindet sich ein Schutzblatt. Im Vorsatz befindet sich eine Eintragung der Überschrift "Prähistorische Periode bis Epoche der Herowinger." Auf den letzten zwei Seiten befindet sich ein kleiner Aufkleber in der rechten unteren Ecke. Das Einband ist an Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen. Der Buchrücken ist ebenfalls bestoßen und stark berieben. Insgesamt ist es ein schönes und sauberes Exemplar.

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        Admiral Stepan Osipovich Makarov.

      Moscow: M.O. Volf,, 1913. s portretom admirala S.O. Makarova. Octavo (195 × 143 mm) Contemporary maroon skiver-backed green marbled boards, browned combed cloth tips, title gilt to spine. Portrait frontispiece. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, small inked library stamps of the library of the Lifeguards, Finland Regiment to title page and first and last leaf of text, light browning, but overall a well-preserved copy, very good. First edition. Vladimir Semenov was a naval officer who served in the Russo-Japanese war alongside his subject. His trilogy, based on his experiences - Rasplata "The Reckoning", Boy pri Tsusime, The Battle of Tsushima, Tsena krovi, "The Price of Blood" - was highly successful, and is still considered a useful source today.. Semenov was wounded serving on the Kniaz Suvorov at the Battle of Tsusima in which Admiral Makarov died in the sinking of the Petropavlovsk. Decidedly uncommon, just 3 locations on OCLC.

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        F.M. Dostoyevsky: The Convicts' Bath from House of the Dead. Das Bad der Sträflinge von Aus einem Totenhaus. Suite of 7 lithographs

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1913. Seven original lithographs from Kunst und Künstler, Vol. XI, Nr. VI, March 1913. Printed on imitation Japan paper. 30.2 x 24 cm. Hofmaier, nos. 40-48.

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        Le roman de Miraut, chien de chasse

      First Edition, one of the first numbered the press, one draw with 19 Holland paper show. Binding to bradel half percaline ocher, smooth back with a gold central floret, golden double thread tail piece as marine morocco, marbled paper boards, modern binding. Autograph signed by the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Mercure de France Paris 1913 11,5x18cm relié

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        Men of Mark

      1913. First Edition . COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark. London; New York: Duckworth & Co.; Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. Quarto, original linen spine with tan cloth boards. $2900.First edition, with 33 tipped-in photogravure portraits of famous men, including Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Henri Matisse, W.B. Yeats, Henry James and many others.Coburn was an important member of Alfred Stieglitz's Photo-Secessionist group. In addition to his photographs of city scenes, Coburn is best known for his portraits of famous men, as in this work, Men of Mark, and the follow-up work, More Men of Mark (1922). The images featured here were all produced from hand-pulled photogravures after Coburn's photographs and under his supervision. Coburn writes in his introductory essay, ""A portrait by photography needs more elaboration between the sitter and the artist than a painted portraitÂ… To make satisfactory photographs of persons it is necessary for me to like them, to admire them, or at least to be interested in themÂ… The camera is all recording and very sensitive to the slightest gradation of expression of the personality before it; also the impression that I make on my sitter is as important as the effect he has on me"" (page 21). Without scarce original dust jacket. Some toning to cloth. Photogravures fine. An extremely good copy.

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        The South Pole: An Account Of The Norwegian Antarctic Expedition In The "Fram," 1910-1912

      John Murray & Lee Keedick, London & New York 1913 - FIRST PRINTING of the FIRST USA EDITION. Two volumes in original ribbed blue cloth, gilt lettering spines, TEG, gilt lettering fronts with debossed edge border. Both volumes collated 100% complete for all plates & charts & maps (including the chart at page 120 of vol 2 and the chart of the Fram in vol 2 -- both present), clean, no foxing except on short-title of volume I and last 3 sheets of volume I -- all other pages in both volumes bright, small nearly imperceptible ding with 1cm tear in title area of volume 2, very faint soiling front cover of volume 2 = slight loss of cover sheen only visible when holding the book at an angle to light, tight bindings, original EPs not cracked, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, gilt stamping is bright. Volumes each measure 236mm tall x 16cm, and have 392 pages & 449 pages, combined total of 136 b/w photos, 2 folding colored maps, 3 charts including often missing folded plan of the Fram, 16 in-text charts, index. BIG BOOK: EXTRA POSTAGE required for international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      1st thus. 19.7 x 25.7cm red cloth with gilt stamped titles and decoration to the front and spine. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. xv(i), (151)pp, plus a tissue guarded frontispiece and 75 line drawn plates. Together with the original dust jacket that echoes the cover and has a 15/- net price at the base of the rear panel. This volume is a presentation copy from the publishers and is stamped as such on the title page. A scarce item particularly in its dust jacket

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        In Memoriam. Miss Emily Wilding Davison, B.A.

      folded 8vo. brochure (19 x 13 cms), (4)pp., incorporating an oval photograph of Miss Davison set within a laurel wreath border, all four pages lined in black. Folded as issued and a fine, fresh, copy.Publisher: [London, Philp & Sons, T.V., Harlesden,Year: 1913]Edition: An item of suffragette memorabilia of great rarity and of great symbolic significance.

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        TALE OF PIGLING BLAND

      - POTTER,BEATRIX. TALE OF PIGLING BLAND. London: Frederick Warne 1913 (1913). 12mo (4 1/2 x 5 5/8"), green boards, pictorial paste-on, corner bumped else fine. 1st edition., illustrated with color plates by Potter. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experiences of a Railway Guard. Thrilling stories of the rail.

      Dundee: Campbell & Meldrum, Ltd., [1913] - Small octavo. Original printed light card wrappers, photographic illustration mounted to front wrapper as issued, fore edge untrimmed. Contemporary ownership sticker of A. Dunsmore (dated July 1913) to front wrapper, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, three sections lightly abraded (apparently from the removal of labels) with a few letters, upper outer corners lightly bumped, rear panel slightly marked, contents browned. A very good copy. Frontispiece. First edition of this series of sketches compiled during the author's service on the Caledonian Railway. Rare: five copies only traced in libraries worldwide, all but one in the United Kingdom, and one copy of a putative second edition. Some of the sketches first appeared in the Weekly News, published by D. C. Thomson of Dundee. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        F. S. Harmon & Company Furniture.

      Seattle. F. S. Harmon & Co. 1912-1913. Lavishly illustrated catalogue of furniture and other domestic items bound in green cloth boards, 15 x 9.75 inches, secured with two large screw posts. Diagonal 2.5 inch loss of cloth on upper right corner of front cover, corners bumped, wear to extremities which is mostly light but with cloth worn through at lower corner of back cover. The cover page of the first section is loose and has been creased and repaired on the front with tape ("Supplement. September 1912"), the last page (featuring Bissell carpet sweepers and Fireless Cookers) is lightly creased with short edge tears. (Various interior pages are dated Fall 1911 and April 1913.) The volume contains over 600 illustrated pages in color and black and white. Contents (apart from first and last pages) are in very good condition, with very occasional short marginal tears. An uncommon furniture catalogue from a Pacific Northwest manufacturer. Contents divided by seven labeled tabs (most of which have tape repairs); each section is individually numbered (one section lacks pagination.) The tabs identify a particular line of goods: "Chairs, Rockers, Upholstered Furniture"; "Porch Furniture, Go-Carts, Refrigerators"; "Ex. Tables, Buffets, China Closets"; "Standard Library Tables, Book Cases"; "Office and Hall Furniture, Mirrors"; "Lace Curtains, Rugs, Linoleum, Drapery Sundries." A number of pictured items are stamped "discontinued." Pages for rugs and linoleum are particularly attractive (see illustrations).An impressive catalogue picturing domestic furniture, hardware, floor coverings, prams, lawn and porch furniture, refrigerators etc. from the early twentieth century. No listing for this found on WorldCat (only "Supplement to our 1913-14 general catalogue" listed at University of Washington).

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        Méditations esthétiques. Les Peintres cubistes

      Edition on current paper despite a second edition statement.Precious autograph signed by Guillaume Apollinaire: "At Lucien Rolmer, the cantor, the psychologist, his friend."Illustrated book of 46 portraits and art reproductions Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp ...At the beginning of the century, cubism advocates boil down to a handful of criticism Apollinaire is one of the main representatives.Apollinaire and multiplies positions through his columns and prefaces including the catalog of the exhibition of the Circle of modern art in Le Havre, entitled The Three Virtues plastic, it gets in the introduction aesthetic Meditations.Unbeknownst poet, publisher Eugene Figuière highlights the subtitle "cubist painters." This timely change will determine the acceptance of the work. So instead of a simple "meditation", the text acquires, for readers, the status of true manifesto of Cubism and raises as such sometimes violent reactions (even more from the avant-garde circles as opponents natural to modern painting). But it becomes, at the same time, one of the first writings of importance on cubism, "defining the specific characteristics of the new art movement: the" climate "spiritual, ambitions, its historical necessity" and its international reach. Since its release, the book is commented favorably in Germany, Sweden, Italy, reflected in part in Russian and English, with Picabia, broadcast across the Atlantic Brentano's. A month later, Apollinaire was published Alcohols, frontispiece with a cubist portrait of the author by Picasso.Great friend of Apollinaire, the poet Lucien Rolmer, a month his eldest, did not follow the same route as its bohemian aesthetic companion.On the classic expression, Rolmer is probably less sensitive than the future poet of alcohol and Calligrammes to new artistic forms that defends Apollinaire. However the two poets share a common aesthetic ambition, looking for a new creative breath. In the name of this quest for what he calls "Grace" that Rolmer founded a literary school and a magazine, "Flora, Journal of Grace in the Letters and Art".Apollinaire, meanwhile, seeking a more radical expression that is particularly Cubism and primitive art. Thus he addresses the "champion" of Through these aesthetic Meditations on works including "plastic virtues: purity, unity and maintain the truth under their feet nature floored. ". In doing so, he implicitly questions the "psychologist" this new term "is not an imitative art, but an art design that tends to rise to the creation." The previous year already, he initiated his friend to the Negro Art by inviting him to feed his "graceful art" of the contemplation of a large metal statue Dahomey representing the god of war, "the art object most unexpected and the most gracious there to Paris. "Strange omen of their common tragic fate, since this is the War, they knew yet describe the absurd beauty, who likewise took the two poets. In May 1916, rejecting his surrender, Lucien Rolmer, simple soldier, was executed with a bullet to the head. Two months before, Lieutenant Kostrowitzky was hit by shrapnel in the skull to which the "poet murdered" survived only a short time.Precious and moving dedication of a poet to another, in the heart of artistic and intellectual ferment of the Roaring Twenties. Eugène Figuière & Cie Paris 1913 18,5x24cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Samlede Skrifter. Monumentaludgaven.

      1913 1913 - Udgivet af Carl S. Petersen m. fl. 18 bd. Kbhvn. 1913-63. Med Holbergs portræt udført i sortkunst af Alb. Repholtz efter Roslins maleri i Sorø Akademi. 4to. Indbundet ubeskåret med omslag i 17 prægtige lysebrune helmaroquinbind, rigt forgyldt, med brede florale borter på siderne, rig rygforgyldning, kantforgyldning, indvendige bordurer og helt guldsnit. Med apoteker Gustaf Bernströms superexlibris i guld på for- og bagpermerne, i forede kassetter. Alle signerede Gustaf Hedberg, Stockholm. Bd. XVIII, der udkom efter Bernströms død, er i de originale omslag i kassette. * Kun trykt i 430 eksemplarer. Aldeles enestående eksemplar af den eneste komplette og mest pompøse udgave af Holbergs værker. Eksemplar nr. 403.Skougaard 1,124. Ehr.-Müller I,522. Göteborg 161.

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        DICCIONARIO BIOGRAFICO Y BIBLIOGRAFICO DE CALIGRAFOS ESPAÑOLES

      - Diccionario biográfico y bibliográfico de calígrafos españoles.- Madrid, Revista de Archivos, 1913 - 1916; 2 tomos en folio plena piel gitana, 1º 453 pp. 101 láminas. 2º 347 pp. 101 láminas. Texto a dos columnas. Obra premiada por la Biblioteca Nacional.

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        Signature in: Ch.-Éd. Guillaume: Le premier quart de siecle de la Tour de la Eiffel.

      Paris, Societé Astronomique de France, 1913. - 8vo. 38 pp. With frontispiece, numerous text illustrations, and 2 folding plates. Modern wrappers. Personally signed by Gustave Eiffel. With eight-line ms. note on the half title, stating that two ladies paid a visit to Eiffel in his private office above the third platform on the tower and received the present book as a gift, which he signed under the frontispiece. The book discusses not only the history of the tower's construction but also its importance for engineering. - A fine copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gun at Home and Abroad. British Deer & Ground Game, Dogs. Guns & Rifles.

      The London Counties Press Association,, London: 1913 - Folio, original full brown morocco, cover and spine ruled and lettered in gilt, illustrated with 15 color plates, 2 photogravures, and 39 half-tone illustrations on 24 plates with printed tissue guards, xvi, 345, [1] pp. Spine faded, some light scuffing to leather, light foxing toward the front and rear of the volume; otherwise very good, and contents generally bright and clean. This work, which is a limited edition, is the second in the publisher's series "The Gun at Home and Abroad." This copy is number 658 of 950. While the first volume of the series focused on bird hunting, this one directs its attention to deer and small game, and the authors provide considerable detail on hunting techniques. There is also a chapter on the evolution of rifles and guns, and a final chapter on game laws affecting deer and small game. Many of the illustrations are very colorful, and quite impressive. Extra postage required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Sports and Sportsmen - Shooting and Deerstalking

      British Sports and Sportsmen, London 1913 - De luxe binding full red morocco with gilt titles and decorations, marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. xii + 354pp with photogravures throughout, protected by tissue guards and illustrations in text. Number 171 of 1000 copies. With armorial Bookplate of 'Hon John Wayland Leslie, Coombe Court' to front pastedown. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la couleur au point de vue physique physiologique et esthétique comprenant l'exposé de l'état actuel de la question de l'harmonie des couleurs.

      Paris, H. Dunod & E. Pinat, 1913, in 8°, de XV-277pp., 56 figures in t. et 14 planches coloriées principalement de motifs et échantillons collés h.t. avec 14ff. explicatifs, percal. bleue éditeur, titre doré au 1er plat. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale très rare. Rosenstiehl est le père moderne de la chimie des colorants. Il consacra toutes ses recherches aux molécules colorantes organiques obtenues par la voie synthétique. Les 14 planches en couleur représentent les expériences de Plateau, différents types de nuanciers, des applications des règles de Rumford ou de Chevreul et l'application faite par Digeon du cercle chromatique de Chevreul.

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        Les Macrolépidoptères du Globe 2-4: Les Macrolépidoptères de la Région Paléarctique (with Supplements)

      Paris: E. Le Moult, 1913-1945. 3 vols, 224 col plates, text figs. Hardback. 4to, bound in 6 vols, cloth, rubbed; occasional light foxing, all plates clean. A vg set. Text French. Palearctic Moths: Vol. II: Bombycides et Sphingides Paléarctiques, pp. vii, 479, 56 plates; Supplement II: vi, (1), vi, (1), 312, 16 plates; Vol. III: Hétérocères Noctuiformes, pp. iii, 511, 75 plates; Supplement III: 26 plates; Vol. IV: Géométrides, pp. v, 479, 25 plates; Supplement IV: 26 plates (numbered 1-12, 15-17, 19-29). All published (no text was published for Supplements to vols III + IV of the French edition). Fine chromolithographic plates

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        Annales Fribourgeoises. Revue fribourgeoise d?histoire d?art et d?archéologie. 1913 (première année) - 2013, 75 volumes.

      Société d?Histoire du Canton de Fribourg 1913-2013, Fribourg, - 1913-1941 reliure d?éditeur, percaline grise plat supérieur ornée aux armes du canton de Fribourg, 1942 à 1991, percaline de même couleur que la reliure d?éditeur, titre au dos doré, les autres années sont brochées.

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        Turquie agonisante

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Japan paper, the tirage de tête.Elegant Bradel binding of paper boards with African patterns by Thomas Boichot, black morocco title piece, covers preserved. A good copy in an attractive binding. Calmann-Lévy Paris 1913 12x19cm relié

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        Sons and Lovers

      

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        [Op. 8 no. 1]. Sechs Orchester-Lieder... op. 8... Klavierauszug von Anton v. Webern. [Piano-vocal score]. Complete set of 6 songs

      Wien-Leipzig: Universal-Edition [U.E. 3041-6], [1911, 1913]. Six volumes. Folio. Original publisher's decorative wrappers printed in black within lavender border, titles within sepia border, both in art nouveau style. 1. Natur. Text by Heinrich Hart (1885-1906). 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Lower wrapper with catalogue of Mahler's works published by Universal dated VI [June] 1913. First Edition, later issue. 2. Das Wappenschild. Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. [i] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Lower wrapper with catalogue of Max Reger's works published by Universal dated II [February] 1911. First Edition, first issue. 3. Sehnsucht. Text from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. 1f. (title), 3-5, [i] (blank) pp. Lower wrapper with cataloigue of Mahler's works as in no. 1. First Edition, later issue. 4. Nie ward ich, Herrin, müd. Text by Petrarch. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Lower wrapper with catalogue of Mahler's works published by Universal dated III [March] 1913. First Edition, later issue. 1911 issue, stamped "Ehren Exemplar" (complimentary copy). 5. Voll jener Süsse. Text by Petrarch. 1f. (title), 3-8 pp. Lower wrapper with cataloigue of Mahler's works as in no. 1. First Edition, later issue. Together with another later issue with catalogue of Schoenberg's works published by Universal dated I [January] 1922. 1922 issue, with stamp of Dr. Karl Mück, music antiquarian in Vienna. 6. Wenn Vöglein klagen. Text by Petrarch. 1f. (title), 3-7, [i] (blank) pp. Lower wrapper with catalogue of Max Reger's works published by Universal dated II [February] 1911. First Edition, first issue. Stamped "Ehren Exemplar" (complimentary copy), with annotations in pencil and crayon. Together with another later issue with catalogue of Schoenberg's works published by Universal dated I [January] 1922. Wrappers slightly worn and browned. Some minor internal wear and browning, but in very good condition overall. First Edition, first issues of nos. 2 and 6; the remainder First Edition, later issues. Rufer (Engl.) p. 27. Ringer p. 311. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 5-6. Webern's piano-vocal scores of Schoenberg's op. 8 were first published in March 1911. Full scores and sets of parts followed in 1913 and 1914 respectively.

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        Gennem Wahhabiternes Land paa Kamelryg. Beretning om den af det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab planlagte og bekosterde forskningsrejse i Ost- og Centralarabien 1912.

      Copenhagen, Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag, 1913. - (4), 304 pp. With a frontispiece showing the author in Arab garb, 88 illustrations in text, most of them reproductions of drawings and photographs by the author, and a folding map loosely inserted in a pocket at the end.Publisher's green cloth. 8vo. First and only edition, in the original Danish, of an account of a journey through the Arabian peninsula. Sponsored by the Royal Danish Geographical Society, Barclay Raunkiaer (1889-1915) set out to penetrate the hitherto unexplored deserts of south-east Arabia. Although the traveler came equipped with a modest amount of scientific instruments and a camera, the use of these became almost impossible. The foreigner was looked on with suspicion by the Arabs and Raunkiaer could only use his camera, with great risk, at certain unwatched moments (p. 12). At the beginning of 1912, the traveler reached Kuwait, where he stayed at the palace of Sheikh Mubarak. Since it was Mubarak's policy to keep Kuwait free of foreign interference, it took some active lobbying of the British envoy to convince the Kuwaitis that Runkiaer was a harmless traveller. After that, it seems that the Dane enjoyed a certain amount of freedom, as numerous photographs, including one of pearl-fishers and a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed, testify. Raunkiaer was very impressed by the volume of trade in Kuwait, which he considered to be the most important trading town on the east coast of Arabia. - In Kuwait, Raunkiaer became seriously ill, but his tuberculosis was undiagnosed. After a period of rest, he travelled further to Riyadh. As the first western traveller in the city in half a century, Raunkiaer was graciously received by Ibn Saud. After a short stay in Riyadh, Raunkiaer followed a caravan which mostly consisted of 150 pearl-fishers bound for Bahrain. During a stay in Hofuf, where the book ends, Raunkiaer's health became worse and he sailed to Bahrain to recuperate. From there he travelled back to Copenhagen via Bombay. After a few years working for the East Asiatic Company, Raunkiaer died from tuberculosis. - Shortly after the appearance of the Danish edition, the book was translated into German. T. E Lawrence, who considered it to be one of the "readable Arabian books", helped facilitate an English translation in 1916, which was privately printed by the Arab bureau in Cairo. - Inscribed by the author to the Danish historian of religion Ditlef Nielsen (1874-1949), with and a few annotations in pencil in the final chapter. Binding slightly worn along the edges, with a small stain on the title. Endpapers foxed with the text browned; some small random pen marks at the lower margin of p. 47. The map with a few tears along the folds, most of them expertly repaired; a very good copy. Facey, Kuwait by the first photographers, pp. 50-51; "Mr. Raunkiaer's expedition in east-central Arabia", The geographical journal XL (1912), pp. 331-332; "Danish expedition to Arabia", The geographical journal XLIV (1914), pp. 85-86; not in Howgego. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Action Française et la religion catholique

      1913. Nouvelle librairie nationale, Paris 1913, 12x19cm, broché. - Nouvelle librairie nationale, Paris 1913, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione originale sulla carta corrente. autografo prezioso firmato da Charles Maurras che termina in versi: "Al mio caro maestro Anatole France, nella memoria ancora viva e molto grato per ... vecchio percorso in cui il vecchio mare / Tra gli ulivi della Vergine negli occhi pers / Living in loro cappotto blu trascorrere tre mariti ". Qualche piccolo foxing minore. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Charles Maurras se terminant en vers : "A mon cher maître Anatole France, en souvenir toujours vivace et très reconnaissant de... l'antique chemin où le vieillard des mers / Entre les oliviers de la Vierge aux yeux pers / Vit dans leur manteau bleu passer les trois maris." Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.  

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        Das Verwaltungsgebäude des Norddeutschen Lloyd in Bremen: erbaut in den Jahren 1901-1910

      Bremen: H. M. Hauschild, 1913. First edition. Softcover. vg. Folio (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 48pp (Text), [6] leaves (Plates). Original stiff wrappers, with white lettering to front cover. Frontispiece. Title and text pages within decorative frame. Decorative initials.Illustrated throughout with 17 full-page photographic plates reproduced in photogravure, 25 in-text b/w photographic reproductions, and 6 full-page plates at rear (one architectural drawing, and five floor plans), this work is a detailed architectural monograph on the construction of the Norddeutscher Lloyd Headquarters in Bremen.Built between 1901 and 1910 by Johann Georg Poppe (1837-1915), a prominent architect in Bremen during the German Gründerzeit and an influential interior designer of ocean liners for Norddeutscher Lloyd, the 'Norddeutscher Lloyd Headquarters' occupied almost an entire quarter of the city after its completion. With the cornerstone of the final phase being laid in 1907 to celebrate the company's fiftieth anniversary, the Renaissance revival building was the largest in the city, with large gables and a bottle-shaped tower 75 metres tall. Covered in sandstone reliefs inside and out, it resembled a castle. The project coincided with an economic downturn and its costs caused problems for the company, but the building was finished on time. It was severely damaged in an air raid in October 1944; after the war the company was restarted in the cellar. The tower and gables were removed in 1953 and for a while a bierkeller operated in the cellar. In 1968 it was sold to Horten AG, who demolished it the next year to build a department store.Wrappers slightly discolored along spine and at upper margin of back cover. Minor foxing to the first and last couple of leaves. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition.

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        A History of Chess

      Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1913 900 pages with frontispiece, illustrations, plates, tables, diagrams and index. Small quarto (10 1/2" x6 3/4") issued in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover blind stamped with pictorial chess piece. (Betts: 5-6). 1st edition. The author's aim: "to present as complete a record as possible of the varieties of chess which exist, or have existed, in different parts of the world; to investigate the ultimate origin of these games and the circumstances of the invention of chess; and to trace the development of the modern European game from the first appearance of its ancestor, the Indian Chaturanga". The result is a comprehensive history, based on original sources, from the earliest game to the 19th century. Earlier histories had relied chiefly on the written documents, but here considerable weight is also attached to the philological evidence (i.e. the significance of chess terms in the various languages). Since 1913, Murray's history has been recognized as the standard work of its kind. Condition: Light rubbing to extremities and hinges, inner gutter cracked at title, corners bumped, some sunning to spine else a very good copy issued without jacket. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Small Quarto.

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        Daphnis & Chloe

      1913. Signed. RAVEL, Maurice. Daphnis & Chloé. Ballet en un Acte. Fragments Symphoniques 2e Série. Lever du Jour-Pantomime-Danse Générale. Paris: Durand, (1913). Folio, original printed paper boards. $3500.Association copy of the full score of one of the two orchestral versions of Ravel’s ballet, often considered his greatest work, inscribed by noted conductor Charles Munch on the front pastedown: “En Souvenir a mon premiere concert a Denver. le 7 Nov. 48. Charles Munch.”Charles Munch (1891-1968), who has inscribed this copy, was one of the greatest conductors of his generation and a friend and colleague of Ravel. He is perhaps best known for his work on French composers, particularly Ravel: he in fact recorded Daphnis & Chloé twice, both times with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which he led from 1948 to 1962. (Those recordings are today still considered the standard against which all subsequent ones are measured.) He has inscribed this copy to conductor Antonia Brico, perhaps the most celebrated female conductor of the twentieth century. A native of the Netherlands, Brico grew up in the United States and studied conducting both here and abroad. Her talent was immediately recognized; while still in her twenties, she became a popular conductor, working with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Symphonies, and the New York Philharmonic, among others, routinely being the first woman conductor an orchestra worked with. After working in New York throughout the thirties, she settled in Denver in 1940, where she became conductor of the Denver Community Orchestra. In 1974, Judy Collins, Brico’s most famous student, made a widely seen documentary on Brico (Antonia: Portrait of a Woman) that produced many new invitations to conduct, at places such as Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. In this copy Brico has written a list of conductors, orchestras, times and places, presumably times she heard Daphnis & Chloé performed. All of the performances are in New York up to 1938; the last two listed are Ormandy with Philadelphia in Denver in 1946 and Munch with the National Orchestra de France in Denver on November 7, 1948, the date of the inscription.Front hinge starting, but interior otherwise fine. Light edgewear to original boards, a bit of discoloration to rear board. A near-fine copy with a wonderful provenance.

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        The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan

      London: George Harrap & Co., 1913. Book. Illus. by Willy Pogany. Near Fine. Hardcover. Tremendous limited edition of Pogany's presentation of the Tale of Lohengrin. One of 525 copies of which this is number 369, signed by Willy Pogany, illustrator and designer. The text by Rolleston was adapted from Richard Wagner's opera of the same name which was derived from the Arthurian Legends of Lohengrin, son of Parzival (percival), A knight of the Holy Grail - which itself draws on the medieval tales of the Swan Knight, a mysterious rescuer who appears in a boat drawn by Swans. Pogany's edition is lavishly decorated in a manuscript style, with decorated initials, copious colour and black/white illustrations throughout with 8 tipped in colour plates. This is a particularly scarce copy, bounding in fetching, leather-esque blue crushed cloth. With gilt titling and design to cover. Top edge gilt. Fore edge uncut. Printed on thick grey paper. Some minor shelfwear to covers. Contents prim and clean, tight. Near fine condition. A spectacular volume. .

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        Cubism.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913 - Large octavo. Original cloth with titles to spine and cover gilt. With the dust jacket. Chip to headcap. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a few small holes and loss to the top inch of the spine panel, and a split along the length of the top hinge. 25 plates. First English language edition. The first theoretical work on Cubism, and the first book to use this term for the new artistic movement. the book reproduces works by Picasso, Derain, Leger, Duchamp, Gris, and others. Includes at the rear a single leaf advertisment for the Galerie Clovis Sagot, "Oeuvres de Fauves at Cubistes". This book is rarely found in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Admiral Stepan Osipovich Makarov. s portretom admirala S.O. Makarova.

      Moscow: M.O. Volf, 1913 - Octavo (195

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        The Mystery Queen.

      New York, G.W. Dillingham. [1913]. US First Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's red cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Fresh, bright and crisp. In a fine dustwrapper, illustrated by J. Hodson Redman, possibly supplied from an institutional copy or somesuch, as the jacket is a trifle short. Normally this would be a significant detriment, in this case however this book in jacket is such a rarity it's just nice to see it. With a Hume inscription laid in at the front. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV, p774.

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        THE SOUL OF THE CITY RECEIVES THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

      Springfield, IL: Self-published, 1913. [20] pages of text, containing nine illustrations by Vachel Lindsay. The original paperback binding is browned and worn at the extremities, with several small tears and creases, and some staining along the edges. The text is clean and unmarked. Vachel Lindsay was first published in Poetry Magazine in 1913, the same date as this publication of this pamphlet. Lindsay credits himself as "Rhymer and Designer" on the final page of text. First edition.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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