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         The Lyric Year: One Hundred Poems

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1912. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Octavo. 316pp. Rebound in full blue morocco gilt by Riviere and Sons. Joints rubbed, else near fine. Bookplate of George Steele Seymour and also that of Eleanor DeForest Smith of Colorado Springs, both on the front pastedown. An anthology of American poetry that includes the first appearance of the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Her poem was widely considered the best submission, but only won fourth place in the anthology, and the resulting notoriety was in large part responsible for launching her career as a poet.This copy Signed by the editor and judge, Ferdinand Earle (twice), as well as by the other two judges, William Stanley Braithwaite and Edward J. Wheeler, and by the publisher Mitchell Kennerely. Additionally it bears the Signatures of 97 of the contributing poets at the places where their poems appears (the vast majority have signed in the book; a few - perhaps four or five - have signatures tipped-in). Several of the poets have contributed a handwritten poem or have corrected or added to the poems that are printed in the book. Among many others, those who have Signed the book include Zoe Akins, Katharine Lee Bates (author of "America the Beautiful"), William Rose Benet, Witter Bynner, Don Byrne, Bliss Carmen, Madison Cawein, Thomas Augustine Daly (who shared second prize), Olive T. Dargen, John Erskine, Arthut Davison Ficke, Hermann Hagedorn, Orrick Johns (who won first prize), Harry Kemp, Joyce Kilmer, Ludwig Lewisohn, Percy Mackaye, Edwin Markham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edward J. O'Brien, Robert H. Schauffler, Clinton Scollard, George Sterling (who shared second prize), Sara Teasdale, Ridgely Torrence, Charles Hanson Towne, Louis Untermeyer, George Sylvester Viereck, Blanche S. Wagstaff, John Hall Wheelock, Margaret Widdemer, George E. Woodberry, and Willard Huntington Wright.Among those who are represented by tipped-in signature or letters are Julian Hawthorne, Richard Le Gallienne, and Vachel Lindsay. Only three of the poets are unrepresented by signatures in the book: Anne Cleveland Cheney, Harold Childs, and Frances Gregg. Additionally the book bears a hand-painted frontispiece, and newspaper portraits of a few of the poets have been tipped-in their poems, causing some modest offsetting on a few pages.Interestingly, aside from the importance of this volume in furthering the career of Millay, it also bears the signatures of the first three women to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry: Millay, Sara Teasdale, and Margaret Widdemer.

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         From the Black Mountain to Waziristan. Being an account of the border countries and the more turbulent of the tribes controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, and of our military relations with them in the past. With an introduction by Sir Horace L. Smith Dorrien.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1912 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, black and red rules to spine and covers, spine lettered in black and front cover in red, all edges red. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, pale spotting to endpapers and half-title, very short closed tear to stub of map I. A bright, excellent copy in chipped dust jacket with an overprice sticker to spine and remnants of old tape repair verso. 8 folding maps to rear, one in colour. First edition of this valuable survey of the North-West Frontier Province, in the rare dust jacket. There is chapter-by-chapter coverage of individual tribal regions and British operations therein, with a series of detailed folding area maps to the rear. Wylly (1858–1932) served in the Tirah Campaign of 1897–98, and was struck by British ignorance of the tribes beyond the Indus. He also fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War, the Sikkim Expedition, and the Second Boer War, retiring with the rank of lieutenant-general. He wrote a number of regimental histories, and served as editor of the journal of the Royal United Services Institute. Bruce 4404; not in Wilber. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         ZEPPELIN

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1912 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, 45 x 90.5 cm., laid on board and mounted. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917) developed his interest in airships as early as the 1870s. By 1895, he had patented the first of these iconic craft to carry his name, the patent in US following four years later. In 1909, he founded the Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG), the world's first commercial passenger-carrying airline. As can be seen here, where this 1912 model is depicted gliding in a leisurely manner above the Rhine, the service provided mainly pleasure cruises rather than inter-city travel. Ernest Montaut (1878-1909) was an innovative French poster designer whose all-too-short career captured the exhilarating new world of motorised transport, whether in the air, on the water, or especially at high speed on the ground. He introduced the stylistic conceits of close horizontal lines and forward-leaning perspective in his vehicles, for instance, to exaggerate the sense of rapid motion. This period from the mid-1890s saw not only the rapid evolution of the motor car, but also the application of the internal combustion engine to boat design, as well as being fundamental in making possible the whole new concept of powered flight. Montaut was joined in this endeavour by his wife, Marguerite (1883-1936), who expanding the range of earlier motoring posters to include aviation. She occasionally signed herself as M. Montaut, but more often as Gamy, an anagram of her familiar name, Magy. Following her husband's untimely death at the age of only 31, Marguerite continued their good work in the same distinctive and highly appealing style. This centred on the bold flat colours of the pochoir printing technique they mastered so well. Outlines and any text were printed lithographically, then corresponding stencils carefully prepared to allow in-filling by hand in watercolour and gouache, employing a number of artists for the purpose, leading to subtle variations in colour in each painstaking example, often taking days to complete. It is this combination of factors that gives these highly attractive prints their superlative quality. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Paul Scheurich. Pierrot. Mappe mit sechs Radierungen [signiert]. 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse

      Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag, 1912. 76. Werk der Gurlittpresse. Erschienen in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 20 Exemplaren auf Japan und 40 Exemplaren auf Bütten, hier vorliegend das Exemplar No. B 7. Großformatige Halbleinenmappe mit entnehmbarem Deckblatt und 6 (vollständig) entnehmbaren signierten und datierten Radierungen unter Passepartouts, Blattgröße jeweils 20 x 15 cm ; Plattengröße jeweils zirka 11,5 x 8 cm. Die Mappe etwas berieben und fleckig, die Passepartouts etwas fleckig, die Büttenblätter mit den Radierungen selbst sämtlich in sehr guter und sauberer Erhaltung.

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         A Photograph Album illustrating the 1912 Deauville Season and its Fashions.

      1912 written in ink on front cover., Deauville. 1912 - Landscape album, with card covers bound with olive green cord and tassels. 12 leaves each mounted with one black-and-white photograph to recto (approx. 16 x 11 cm), backed with white border. 1 black-and-white photograph loosely inserted, mounted on card. 13 photos in total. 0.35kg. French. Very good; light wear to covers; photos remain crisp with strong tonality, edges of some showing signs of browning; loose photography creased at lower corners, with light surface wear. The 12 photos contained in the album are made up of 4 landscape street scenes and 8 portraits of a lady in very fashionable dress. A pencil note on the inside cover reads 'Hobbs. Casino owner Monte Carlo. Photos of his wife'. The street scenes show a large crowd of fashionable people in front of the Deauville Casino and the Hotel Normandy in what is now the rue Lucien Barriere, Deauville. Both buildings were built in 1912 and these images could very well show the opening of these luxurious establishments during the Deauville Summer and racing season. The portraits of Mrs Hobbs show a woman dressed in the height of fashion, likely attending the races. Her changing wardrobe includes wide brimmed hats, single ostentatious feathers, strings of pearls, smart jackets, slim long skirts, lace and embroidery, furs, handbags and binoculars. In the backgrounds are smartly dressed men in top hats and tails. (Chanel was to open a boutique in Deauville in 1913.) The album appears to be a souvenir for Mrs Hobbs of the 1912 Deauville season. It is a fascincating record of the end of the Belle Epoque, a time when high society flocked to Deauville to be seen and to have fun. The loose photograph shows Mrs Hobbs in evening dress with pearls posed on a stone staircase with an elaborate iron balustrade. Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Pour les mois d'hiver

      1912 - 127 pp. et [8] pp. de Paris, Les Bibliophiles fantaisistes, Dorbon-Ainé [Liège, Imprimerie Bénard], 1912, in-4, 127 pp. et [8] pp. de catalogue éditeur, demi-maroquin brun à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés [Stroobants], Édition originale. Rare ouvrage de luxe tiré à 500 exemplaires numérotés ; celui-ci fait partie du tirage de tête comprenant seulement 15 exemplaires sur Japon (n° 2). Cet exemplaire a été exceptionnellement enrichi d'aquarelles originales d'André des Gachons (1871-1951), réalisées à Clamart en octobre 1917 : l'artiste français, qui a apposé sa signature à la justification, a peint 11 bandeaux et 1 un cul-de-lampe, dans des coloris vifs et frais, en harmonie avec le récit de voyage d'Henri de Régnier : une péniche sur la Seine dépassant le chevet Notre-Dame, une gondole transportant une jeune femme éthérée en robe blanche sur un canal de Venise, un voilier pris dans une tempête, le désert syrien au clair de Lune, la "Sainte Montagne" du Mont-Athos, un vapeur quittant Istanbul, etc. La reliure est signée Jean Stroobants (1856-1922), relieur à Paris. Coins et coiffes un peu frottés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         THE WRECK OF THE TITANIC On Her Maiden Trip Across the Atlantic April 14th 1912 Signed by the Author

      Sinclair & Co Printers, Whiteheart Court, Withy Grove, Manchester 1912 - This is an extremely rare printing of a Poem by Abraham Stansfield on the sinking of the "Titanic" The Titanic sunk on April 14th 1912 this poem was published only 10 days later on April 24th 1912, pamphlet measuring 8 inches by 5.25 inches approx. Signed by the author at the bottom of the cover/title page Extremely rare, an online search found no copies located on Copac, World Cat or the ESTC, all pages are pictured, noticeable heavy foxing, very noticeable to rear cover, light central fold line, minor edge tear with no loss else in good acceptable condition A SIGNED EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE TITANIC ITEM Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Titanic" The Ocean Grave, a rare Broadside poem in loving memory of the noble brave on the Sinking of the White Star Ocean Liner, R.M.S. Titanic April 1912 by W.E.B.,

      1912 - Printed on stiff card with no publishing details, this is a rare seemingly unrecorded poem printed in April 1912 on the sinking of the Titanic, signed W.E.B., with a vignette illustration titled "The Ocean Grave" depicting the iceberg and the Titanic sinking to the ocean depths, measuring 8 inches by 6.5 inches approx., mild edge and corner wear else in very good condition, printed on one side only, A Very scarce Titanic item. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Olympische Spiele 1912 Stockholm

      München: Eugen Seybold Verlag, 1912. First edition. Softcover. g+ to vg. Small Folio. 32pp. Original illustrated gray stiff wraps with blue lettering on cover. Photographic account of highlights of the Olympic Summer Games in Stockholm from June 29th through July 16th, 1912, with an introductory text by Eugen Seybold. The striking b/w photographs feature soccer teams and action (8pp.), including scenes from the title game Denmark vs. England, track and field (16pp.) with most of the running and jumping competitions, javelin throw, shot-put, and photographs of the Royal Family, medal ceremonies, and a panorama shot of the Stockholm stadium showing the opening ceremony on a fold out. All photographs are captioned in German. Includes a list of the medalists in the disciplines of competition. The back cover features an add for another soccer magazine by the publisher. Text in German. Light creasing of front cover with inked name at bottom right and light smudging. Light wear along edges of block and fold out at rear reinforced with two pieces of transparent, browned tape. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition.

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         CATALOGUE OF THE AVERY COLLECTION OF ANCIENT CHINESE CLOISONNES

      Museum of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences, Brooklyn, New York 1912 - 8vo., 72pp.; VG; spine olive with gilt lettering; front board has gilt lettering, pastedown image; mild bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; top edge of text block gilt; profusely illustrated from b/w photographs throughout; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Photo album and journal]: "Log Book of the Ankle Express, August 15-20, 1912." [with] "The Lucky Devils: Being a Canoe Trip of Six Cornell College Students in the Year 1919...." [Two volumes]

      Near Fine. Two volumes. Original typescript logs of adventures undertaken by a group of young men along the Illinois-Iowa border, the first on foot, the other by boat, both interspersed with original black and white photographs and two cyanotypes. The photos are clear and well-executed. Descriptions as follows:1. Log Book of the Ankle Express, August 15-20, 1912. Gray paperwraps, cloth tape spine, with title printed on the front cover, and a small cut-out photo of the "Ankle Express" knapsack carried by the group. Measuring 8.25" x 6". [41], (2) pp. of typescript, rectos only, approximately 7000 words, with 35 photos laid down (30 incorporated in the text; five on two pages at the end). Laid in are two small "calling cards," with Richmond's name penned in stylized script; Richmond's bookplate tipped in to the inside of the front cover.The first log book describes a hike by Paul James Richmond and three of his friends, from Lacon, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa from August 15-20, 1912. The group of four (apparently high school friends), calling itself the "Ankle Express" journeyed by foot, and occasionally via a friendly auto ride to their destination, a trip of some 114 miles. Both the journals are by Richmond, though only the second one bears his name under the title. He is probably also responsible for much of the photography, showing candid scenes of the group and the people and places they encounter along the way. Richmond and his friends A.T. Stephens, A.W. Ford, and B.B. Grieves embarked on their "Ankle Express" hike in the summer of 1912. Each man had an accompanying title and description of their responsibilities: "Captain" Stephens was to "command all hikes," "Admiral" Richmond was "the official route finder." Richmond's brother Lyle was to meet them at the end of the hike. An itinerary of the small towns they pass through each day is given on an introductory page: Sparland, Lundy ["At last we came to the corner that on the map was represented as the town, but no church spire or broad boulevards greeted our eyes. Not even a solitary country store. A great heap of ashes overgrown with grass and littered with broken bottles was all there was to be seen of the city..."], Whitefield Corners, Lombardville, Geneseo, etc. In the town of Bradford, at about 26 miles, they stop for ice cream and to bolster their provisions. Supper time finds them halting a few miles down the road: "Wood was chopped, water brought and soon our meal was well under way. Clerk Ford, while frying some bacon, awoke to the fact that a red hot coal was eating its way thru his right hind running gear." Night was passed under a hedge between two fields. On the third day out, they accept a short ride in a Lambert car, as far as Atkinson. A photo of the car and crew accompanies the text. Finally, on Sunday, determined to have a nice dinner, they "liberate" a chicken from a farmyard and tuck him into a pail for safe-keeping. Shortly afterward they accept a ride from a Father Foley from Geneseo, who is a bit suspicious of the noises coming from the pail, but says nothing. Richmond prints the menu from their feast that day, including "Chicken a la Real Estate." Photos show the skyline of Davenport and Rock Island, and a group picture in front of the statue of Black Hawk. Three of the four adventurers sign their names on the final leaf of text.2. The Lucky Devils. Plain brown stiff paperwraps, cloth tape spine. Measuring 8.25" x 6". [3], 38pp., rectos only, approximately 6000 words, with 25 photos pasted in, incorporated with the text. Laid in are two photo illustrated cards of the Lacon Public School, and one small black and white photo of the school.The second journal describes a canoe trip down the Cedar River to Columbus Junction from March 23-27, 1919. Richmond and his five college friends, calling themselves the "Lucky Devils," took a canoe and a "borrowed" scow down the river during their spring break from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Illinois. On the second trip in 1919, Richmond is accompanied by his college friends Glenn Browning, Burt Hogle, Scoop Hedges, Clair Lahman, and Sam Gaston. "Browning ... landed on the campus one fine day in the garb of a second Lieu'ie and knocked us most blind with the shine on those spotless boots of his." Still he was ready to take the canoe trip during spring vacation. Along with a canoe belonging to Richmond, and the liberated scow, they head down the Cedar River during their spring break. Intent on augmenting their supplies with some hunting, they try several times to shoot ducks, to no avail. Richmond injures his thumb when his gun kicks back, "the only mishap on the whole, with the exception of when Brownie droped [sic] the axe on his ukulele and broke its neck." After several days and no luck, a small group of ducks are seen floating just ahead. Sitting ducks indeed, as they approached only to have the hunters in the duck blinds warn them off from shooting their wooden decoys! When they reach their destination they again liberate the scow and send her off down the river: "The Old Battle Ship (the King of the Scows) was given a last blessing and slid into the murkie waters of the Iowa River. As she left her finial [sic] resting place to take up the long trail of the Iowa and Mississippi rivers we fired a salute in her honor. Yes in her honor for we could not bear the thought of having her become the property of any other wayfarer. She had come to us from the river. To the river we gave her." Then they shouldered the canoe and headed for the railroad station, to go back to Cedar Rapids and on to Mount Vernon. Photos of the group on the river and in camp accompany the text. Three of the party sign the final page.Paul James Richmond (1896-1983), son of Elijah Richmond, a judge of the Marshall County court in Illinois, also spent the summer of 1915 with his brother Lyle and sister Geraldine working for the Wylie Permanent Camping Company in Yellowstone National Park, according to records belonging to the Yellowstone National Park Archives. The three were "savages" hired as summer staff to look after the campers flocking to the park. All three had musical talents which they used to entertain the park visitors. In the second log of the "Lucky Devils," there are pictures of Richmond and his friend Brownie entertaining their friends with banjo and ukulele. Both of these log books show his wry sense of humor, love of the out-of-doors, and give perspective on life in small town Illinois and Iowa just after the turn of the 20th Century.

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         FRANCE - 69 - LYON 06 CPA CARTE PHOTO DE F.M. RODET - JEAN JAURES DEPUTE DU TARN - MARCEL SEMBAT DEPUTE DE LA SEINE - ALBERT THOMAS .

      RODET ed. - FRANCE - 69 - LYON 06 Carte-photoCARTE PHOTO DE F.M. RODET - JEAN JAURES DEPUTE DU TARN - MARCEL SEMBAT DEPUTE DE LA SEINE - ALBERT THOMAS . Legende : CONGRES SOCIALISTE - S.F.I.O. - DE LYON - SALLE DE L UNITAIRE 129 RUE BOILEAU MARVI 20 FEVRIER 1912 RHONE (69) Noir et blanc

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         A ROGUE'S MEMOIRS ETC.

      London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. First edition. Limited edition. Duodecimo; 84 pp. Hardcover in publisher's deluxe gilt-decorated binding, #11 of 12 copies printed on Japanese vellum and bound in Levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, and SIGNED by Sutcliffe on limitation page. Very Good; some rubbing to extremities; evidence of repairs to hinges and spine are visible. VC Consignment. Shelved in Case #4. Dupont.

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         The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the ?Fram?, 1910-1912

      1912 - First English edition. 2 vols. 21 maps and charts, 136 illustrations. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt, with the Norwegian flag on the backs and upper covers, a fine copy. xxxv, 392; x, 449pp. London, ?Amundsen's modest account of his extraordinary South Pole exploit is a classic in the exploration literature? (Rosove). Rosove, 9.A1; Spence, 16. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Libro de los inventores del arte de marear, y de muchos trabajos que se passan enlas galeras. ... Tocanse enel muy excellentes antiguedades, y avisos muy notables para los que navegan en galeras.Antwerp, Martin Nutius, [ca. 1545/46]. Small 8vo (13.5 x 10 cm). With Nutius's woodcut device on the title-page. Set in rotunda gothic type with a few words in a large roman. Blind-tooled brown goatskin (1920s?) in 16th-century style by Victor Arias (1856-1935) in Madrid, gold-tooled turn-ins.

      Belg. typographica 1353(1 copy); Iberian Books 9931; Palau 110393; USTC 440510 (4 copies). Rare (first?) separately published edition of an early discourse on the art of sailing and navigation, in the original Spanish, first published as part of Libro llamado Menosprecio de Corte. The book discusses the invention and use of the galley, mariners of classical antiquity, the dangers of the sea, pirates, the sea and its properties, and of special interest a chapter on the barbaric language spoken in Spanish galleys: a primary source for their lost maritime dialects. Although it covers sailing from classical antiquity onward, most of the text focuses on Guevara's own era. He includes often humorous descriptions of the horrendous food aboard the galleys, and lists, with tongue in cheek, 58 "privileges" reserved for those who live a life at sea. Ultimately, sailing separates men from beasts, for beasts flee danger while men willingly sail into unknown waters. The present work was later translated into English, French and Italian, the first as A book of the invention of the art of navigation.With the bookplates of the famous collector Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988) and Frank S. Streeter (1918-2006), an important collector of voyages of discovery, but also the son of the great Americana collector, Thomas W. Streeter. Trimmed close to the running heads, but with no loss, in very good condition and complete with the two final blanks. The binding shows a small tear as the head of the spine and a bit of wear at the extremities generally, but otherwise very good.

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         The Tale of Mr Tod

      London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1912. Sextodecimo. Recent brown half morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, original pictorial paper covered boards, original pictorial endpapers at front. With 27 colour plates. The occasional minor blemish overall in excellent condition. First edition. The first two printings are identical.

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         A Siam Miscellany by "Asvabahu", a travelled Siamese.

      Bangkok: "Siam Observer," Printing Office 1912 - First edition in book form pp.76, original wrappers. [A reprint of Articles written by "ASVABAHU" to the "Siam Observer" and appearing in its columns during the period August 5, to Decemeber 31, 1912.] A good copy in original wrappers. Wrappers worn, stain to front wrapper and title page. A collection of articles first published in the Siam Observer largely relating to political changes happening in China, Japan, and Turkey.

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         AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN - Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (geb 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; gest. 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später US-amerikanischer Raketeningenieur ein Wegbereiter der Raketenwaffen und der Raumfahrt. - Alexandria, Virginia / 816 Vicar Lane BRIEF dat., 24. Feb. \'74; DIN A 4 / 10 Zeilen in Tinte mit Unterschrift [TEXT: Sehr geehrter Herr Polkehn, Für den mir übermittelten Kartengruss möchte ich Ihnen meinen herzlichen Dank aussprechen. Mein Vater war in der Tat gebürtiger Ostpreusse. Er wurde auf dem Gut Neucken, bei Pr.-Eylau geboren, das seinem Vater gehörte, dann aber von dem ältesten Bruder meines Vater geerbt wurde. Ich bin selbst öfter in Neucken gewesen. Mit bestem Gruss Ihr Wernher von Braun].

       Wernher von Braun [1912--1977] was a prominent German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket during World War II and the Saturn V for the United States space program. Braun was a leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany where he was a member of the Nazi Party (...) --- Magnus Frhr. v. Braun [Reichsminister a.D.]: WEG DURCH VIER ZEITEPOCHEN Vom ostpreußischen Gutsleben der Väter bis zur Weltraumforschung des Sohnes (Ausgabe 1965 / Frontispiz-Foto, 491 S. mit 72 illustr. Zeittafeln; 21 x 15cm) - Vorderer Einbandinnendeckel mit mont. AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN. Sprache: de OBrief. Sauber erhalten. --- Wernher von Braun sends an autograph letter in German. Rare Autograph Letter Signed \"WERNHER VON BRAUN\" (, 1p, A.4 Alexandria, Virginia, 1974 February 24. To Herr Polkehn [...] Int:: Te /nK.

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         Große Porzellanfigur \"\"Friedrich II. mit Windspielen

      Nationalgalerie 1912 Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur, Thüringen, 1912-1945. Weißporzellan. Der Alte Fritz in Begleitung seiner zwei Windhunde; nach der Bronzefigur von J. G. Schadow (im Sockel signiert). Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin. Manufakturmarke. Sockelbreite 28 cm, Höhe 65,5 cmVersand D: 5,90 EUR Antiquitäten / Mobiliar,Porzellan/ Glas

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         Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann, 1912. Classic Fables, Classic Rackham Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1055. Large quarto (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 291 x 227 mm). xxix, [1,blank], 223, [1] pp. Thirteen color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, and fifty-three black and white text drawings, nineteen of which are full-page. Limitation leaf very slightly browned, mounted color plate facing p. 56 with slight crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1993 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1912 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. The 1st century AD philosopher, Apollonius of Tyana, is recorded as having said about Aesop: "... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events" (Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14). Lattimore and Haskell, pp. 38-9. Riall, p. 111.

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         Flagons and Apples

      Grafton Publishing Company, Los Angeles 1912 - Hardcover, cream cloth spine over brown paper covered boards. Printed paper spine and cover labels extant. 46 pages. First edition of 500 copies. The first edition of the poets first book, a vanity publication, printed at Jeffers' own expense in an edition of 500 copies, of which 480 were sold by the printer to a San Francisco used book store. A fragile little book in exceptionally good condition. Mild wear to paper spine label [no loss] and several small scrapes to front board, else a clean, square, unmarked copy. No previous ownership marks or book-plates. Housed in a custom slipcase with folding inner sleeve and black leather label ruled and lettered in gold on spine. A near fine copy in a fine slipcase of a very scarce Jeffers title. [Alberts 13] Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Riders of the Purple Sage

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912. Copyright date 1912, first edition, later printing (I-N). The first edition, first printing had no letters underneath the copyright date. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the front and on the spine, colored pectoral scene on the upper top of the front board. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor, with light bumps to the toe of the spine. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a very solid scarce Western novel. first Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/No Jacket. . Illus. by Douglas Duer. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Scarce Western Novel.

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         De Dødes Rige. En Fortælling-Kres.

      1912 1912 - 5 bd. (1: Torben og Jytte. 2: Storeholt. 3: Toldere og Syndere. 4: Enslevs Død. 5: Favsingholm). Kbhvn. & Kristiania: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1912-16. Med 5 frontispicer. Rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar med bred margin indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggene. * Alle bind i originaludgave. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann, 1912 - Classic Fables, Classic RackhamBound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph[RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1055.Large quarto (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 291 x 227 mm). xxix, [1,blank], 223, [1] pp. Thirteen color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, and fifty-three black and white text drawings, nineteen of which are full-page. Limitation leaf very slightly browned, mounted color plate facing p. 56 with slight crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine.Bound ca. 1993 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1912 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy.Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC.The 1st century AD philosopher, Apollonius of Tyana, is recorded as having said about Aesop: ". like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events" (Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14).Lattimore and Haskell, pp. 38-9. Riall, p. 111. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The adventures of an elephant hunter.

      Macmillan London 1912 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, [i], 324pp., 2 pages ads at end, modern red half morocco gilt. "One of the true classics of African big-game hunting, this work recounts the author's elephant hunting exploits primarily along the Luwegu River in German East Africa, and the Locheringo River in Portuguese East Africa." - Czech. Czech, p160. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Imperial Cricket.

      London London & Counties Press Association 1912 - Limited edition, number 55 of 100 deluxe copies specially-bound, signed by the author on title-page, 4to., photogravure frontispiece of the dedicatee, King George V, plates, numerous further plates (three in colour), illustrations and photogravures, publisher's vellum gilt, replaced endpapers, some light yellowing and surface soiling, upper corner of upper board a little warped, otherwise a very good-plus example of an increasingly difficult work to find. The deluxe issue of this monumental work, covering the history and development of cricket both domestically and in the far-flung reaches of the Empire. The subscriber for this copy is listed as A. Straker, quite possibly Arthur Straker (1893-1961), an English cricketer who played for Cambridge University and Denbighshire. Chapters include subjects such as the history of cricket, cricket and the Royal Family, batting, bowling, Oxford and Cambridge cricket and numerous chapters on game in other countries of the British Empire, such as Australia, South Africa, India, etc and even cricket in the Army and Navy. [Padwick 83] [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1912 - 1912 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition.

      1912. Hi, This lot is an 1912 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, a couple of small marks can be seen at an angle and a reasonable sixed mark to the rear board that is very feint, The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally as good as any books you will see. The only downside is a small ink mark to the page block.

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         Handbuch der allgemeinen Pathologie und der pathologischen Anatomie des Kindesalters. 2 Bände in 5 Abteilungen ( all publ).

      Wiesbaden, Bergmann, 1912-1924, 8, XII, 449, (1) pp. XXII, pp.451-1097 XVI, 898 891 XII, pp.893-1187, (1) IV, pp.1189-1295 526 Abbildungen, 3 Halbleinenbände. Selten vollständig angeboten, erste und einzige Ausgabe des Rostocker Handbuches der pathologischen Anatomie des Kindesalters, hrsg. von Hermann Brüning (1873-1955) und Ernst Schwalbe (1871-1920).Inhalt: 1/1.: Hermann Brüning: Geschichtliches Ernst Schwalbe: Normale Altersunterschied und Wachstum im Kindesalter. Allgemeines über Ursachen der Krankheiten im Kindesalter. Analyse der Altersdisposition J.G. Mönckeberg: Die Pathologie der Gewebe im Kindesalters Erich Peiper: Die Parasiten im Kindesalter H. Beitzke: Die Infektionskrankheiten im Kindesalters Bruno Wolff: Allgemeine Mißbildungslehre und fetale Erkrankungen Hermann Merkel: Die Geschwülste des Kindesalters.1/2.: Johann Jost & Max Koch: Krankheiten junger Tiere im Vergleich mit den menschlichen Kinderkrankheiten L.Tobler: Krankheiten durch abnormen Ablauf der Ernährungsvorgänge und des Stoffwechsels. Unter Mitarbeit von G.Bessau Hermann Merkel: Gerichtärztliche Gesichtspunkte und Verfahren bei der Beurteilung der Leichen von Neugeborenen und Kindern Hermann Brüning: Über Krankheiten der Kinder in außereuropäischen Ländern.2/1.: Otto Büttner: Die durch die Geburt entstandenen Krankheiten A. Peters: Die Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie des Auges im Kindesalter Max. Wolters: Hauterkrankungen im Kindesalter Emil Wieland: Spezielle Pathologie des Bewegungsapparates (Stützapparates) im Kindesalter Erwin Thomas: Drüsen mit innerer Sekretion Guido Fischer: Die Zähne Hugo Ribbert: Die Respirationsorgane Martin Hohlfeld: Die Thymus W.H. Schultze: Männliche Geschlechtsorgane A. Bennecke: Weibliche Genitalien R. Borrmann: Harnapparat Carl Sternberg: Darmsystem und Peritoneum.2/2.: W. Berblinger: Mißbildungen des Herzens und der großen Gefäße L. Jorres: Postembryonale Erkrankungen des Herzens und der Gefäße J. Esser & H. Stursberg: Blut und blutbildende Organe Hermann Brüning: Muskulatur, Fett und Unterhautzellgewebe P. Grünberg: Die Erkrankungen des Gehörorganes im Kindesalters.2/3.: Alexander Schmincke: Pathologische Anatomie der Leber, der Gallengänge, der Gallenblase und des Pankreas.

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         One Thousand and Twenty Fifth Avenue New York Photography by Lillian Baynes Griffin

      New York: William Salomon 1912 - Three-quarter vellum over paper-covered boards with title in gold on cover. Fore-and bottom page edges untrimmed, as published. The book is a complete photo-documentation of William Salomon's gorgeous mansion (which has since been torn down), located on New York's Fifth Avenue. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of plates in photogravure. Photographs by Lillian Baynes Griffin, who was the wife of the American Impressionist Painter Walter Griffin (1861-1935). Each plate protected by a tissue guard. 410 by 310mm (16¼ by 12¼ inches). No Pagination but 56 photogravures each with blank verso. A little marking to the cream covered boards, but not too much. Internally clean and tidy throughout. William Salomon was an American financier and one of the managers of the New York firm Speyer & Co. In 1902 he founded the banking-house William Salomon & Co. He was very active in railroad finance and has contributed a number of articles on financial and other topics to the magazines of the day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Montessori Method

      Frederick A. Stokes 1912 - First American edition, first printing. 377pp. Original dark navy ribbed cloth gilt stamping in a later state dust jacket (latest book title advertised on jacket was published in 1914.) Very Good, with mottling to cloth at bottom of rear spine joint and lighter so along bottom edge of covers, spine gilt is a bit faded. Light creasing to pages at prelims and terminals. The dust jacket has an inked price on the spine, browning to spine, rubbing to extremities and edge wear with chipping to the crown and fraying along the top edge. A runaway hit pedagogical text that helped birth over 100 Montessori schools within two years in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Bells And Other Poems.

      London Hodder & Stoughton 1912 - First Dulac edition of 750 copies, this one not numbered, 4to., signed by Dulac, Poe's portrait on title-page, 28 tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, 10 black ink head-pieces on tan ground, publisher's decorative vellum gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original promotional flyer for the Exhibition of Dulacs water-colours for this title and also dated 1912, loosely inserted (foxed), usual slight age-toning and off-setting, new silk ties, otherwise a fine copy. Conolly Hughey 29 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN - Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (geb 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich gest. 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später US-amerikanischer Raketeningenieur ein Wegbereiter der Raketenwaffen und der Raumfahrt. - Alexandria, Virginia / 816 Vicar Lane BRIEF dat., 24. Feb. '74 DIN A 4 / 10 Zeilen in Tinte mit Unterschrift [TEXT: Sehr geehrter Herr Polkehn, Für den mir übermittelten Kartengruss möchte ich Ihnen meinen herzlichen Dank aussprechen. Mein Vater war in der Tat gebürtiger Ostpreusse. Er wurde auf dem Gut Neucken, bei Pr.-Eylau geboren, das seinem Vater gehörte, dann aber von dem ältesten Bruder meines Vater geerbt wurde. Ich bin selbst öfter in Neucken gewesen. Mit bestem Gruss Ihr Wernher von Braun].

      Wernher von Braun [1912--1977] was a prominent German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket during World War II and the Saturn V for the United States space program. Braun was a leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany where he was a member of the Nazi Party (...) --- Magnus Frhr. v. Braun [Reichsminister a.D.]: WEG DURCH VIER ZEITEPOCHEN Vom ostpreußischen Gutsleben der Väter bis zur Weltraumforschung des Sohnes (Ausgabe 1965 / Frontispiz-Foto, 491 S. mit 72 illustr. Zeittafeln 21 x 15cm) - Vorderer Einbandinnendeckel mit mont. AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN. Sprache: de OBrief. Sauber erhalten. --- Wernher von Braun sends an autograph letter in German. Rare Autograph Letter Signed "WERNHER VON BRAUN" (, 1p, A.4 Alexandria, Virginia, 1974 February 24. To Herr Polkehn [...] Int:: Te /nK.

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         AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN - Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (geb 23. März 1912 in Wirsitz, Provinz Posen, Deutsches Reich; gest. 16. Juni 1977 in Alexandria, Virginia, Vereinigte Staaten) war als deutscher und später US-amerikanischer Raketeningenieur ein Wegbereiter der Raketenwaffen und der Raumfahrt. - Alexandria, Virginia / 816 Vicar Lane BRIEF dat., 24. Feb. '74; DIN A 4 / 10 Zeilen in Tinte mit Unterschrift [TEXT: Sehr geehrter Herr Polkehn, Für den mir übermittelten Kartengruss möchte ich Ihnen meinen herzlichen Dank aussprechen. Mein Vater war in der Tat gebürtiger Ostpreusse. Er wurde auf dem Gut Neucken, bei Pr.-Eylau geboren, das seinem Vater gehörte, dann aber von dem ältesten Bruder meines Vater geerbt wurde. I

      - Wernher von Braun [1912--1977] was a prominent German aerospace engineer and space architect credited with inventing the V-2 Rocket during World War II and the Saturn V for the United States space program. Braun was a leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany where he was a member of the Nazi Party (.) --- Magnus Frhr. v. Braun [Reichsminister a.D.]: WEG DURCH VIER ZEITEPOCHEN Vom ostpreußischen Gutsleben der Väter bis zur Weltraumforschung des Sohnes (Ausgabe 1965 / Frontispiz-Foto, 491 S. mit 72 illustr. Zeittafeln; 21 x 15cm) - Vorderer Einbandinnendeckel mit mont. AUTOGRAPH / WERNHER VON BRAUN. Sprache: de OBrief. Sauber erhalten. --- Wernher von Braun sends an autograph letter in German. Rare Autograph Letter Signed "WERNHER VON BRAUN" (, 1p, A.4 Alexandria, Virginia, 1974 February 24. To Herr Polkehn [.] Int:: Te /nK. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 840

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         A Negro Explorer at the North Pole

      Frederick A. Stokes Co.; New York, New York 1912 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         23 eigenh. Briefe und Postkarten.

      Verschiedene Orte, 1909 bis 1912. - Zusammen 42½ SS. auf 29 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Mit einem e. adr. Kuvert. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit dem Schauspieler und Regisseur Wilhelm Klitsch (1882-1941): "Ich gieng [!] bereits mit der Absicht um, Ihnen bezüglich des Bildes eine Nachricht zukommen zu lassen, fand aber keinen Weg, der mir völlig einwandfrei schien. Nun Sie mir die erwünschte Handhabe bieten, teile ich Ihnen mit, dass mir das Bild vor etwa einer Woche aus München zurückgesandt wurde. Es befindet sich hier in Mödling und steht jederzeit zu Ihrer Verfügung. Es gehört auch eine Kiste dazu - die allerdings Eigentum der Secession ist - so dass es ganz gefahrlos nach Wien transportiert werden kann. Wann und wie dies geschehen soll, darüber erwarte ich Ihre Vorschläge [.]" (Mödling, 10. IX. 1911). - Richard Harlfinger besuchte die Malschule von Heinrich Strehblow in Wien und war anschließend Schüler von Nikolaus Gysis und Karl Marr in München. "Seit 1899 in Mödling bzw. in Wien ansässig, malte Harlfinger zuerst Figurinenbilder, wandte sich aber dann besonders der Landschaftsmalerei (Alpengegenden) zu" (ÖBL II, 189). Seit 1906 Mitglied der Sezession, war er 1918/19 auch deren Präsident; von 1917 bis 39 war er an der Wiener Frauenakademie tätig, 1930 erhielt er den österreichischen Staatspreis. - Ein Brief und eine Karte aus der Hand von Harlfingers Frau Fanny.

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         Aesop's Fables

      London: William Heinemann, 1912. Classic Fables, Classic Rackham Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph [RACKHAM, Arthur]. AESOP. Aesop's Fables. A New Translation by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1912. Limited to 1,450 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1055. Large quarto (11 7/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 291 x 227 mm). xxix, [1,blank], 223, [1] pp. Thirteen color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, and fifty-three black and white text drawings, nineteen of which are full-page. Limitation leaf very slightly browned, mounted color plate facing p. 56 with slight crease to lower left corner, otherwise fine. Bound ca. 1993 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full dark green crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1912 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. The 1st century AD philosopher, Apollonius of Tyana, is recorded as having said about Aesop: "... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events" (Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14). Lattimore and Haskell, pp. 38-9. Riall, p. 111.

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         Neckerei. Signierte Originalradierung. 1912.

      Datiert 1912. - Blattformat ca. 27,5 x 22 cm, Abdruck ca. 20 x 13,8 cm. Unten links in Blei betitelt und rechts signiert und datiert: „M. E. Philipp, 1912". Außerdem in der Platte monogramiert und datiert: MEPH 1912. An den beiden oberen Ecken auf Trägerkarton montiert. Martin Erich Philipp, geb. 1887 in Zwickau; gest. 1978 in Dresden, Maler und Graphiker, studierte von 1904-08 an der Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden und von 1908-1913 an der dortigen Kunstakademie, u.a. bei Oskar Zwintscher, Gotthardt Kuehl, Richard Müller und Osmar Schindler. Ab 1913 arbeitete er freischaffend in Dresden. – Schöner Abdruck dieser noch an den Jugendstil erinnernden erotischen Darstellung einer sich auf einer Chaiselongue rekelnden Nackten, der ein frivol grinsender Affe den Fuß krault, während ihr ein Papagei anzügliche Geschichtchen erzählt. 1001 g

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         THE SOUTH POLE. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910-1912. By Roald Amundsen. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater.

      - With maps and numerous illustrations. 2 volumes. London: John Murray, 1912. 1st British edition. Volume I: [i-vi], vii-xxxv, [1] + 392pp with photographic portrait frontispiece, 2 maps (1 tinted folding, 1 full-page), 84 mostly photographic illustrations on 56 plates (30 full-page); Volume II: [i-iv], v-x + 449pp with 3 maps (1 folding, 2 full-page), 2 folding charts and plans, 53 mostly photographic illustrations on 43 plates (33 full-page including frontispiece), 23 figures, maps, charts and diagrams in the text, 11pp index. Burgundy cloth with gilt title on cover and spine. There are 63 full-page photographic reproductions in the John Murray edition (in contrast to 53 in the original Norwegian publication); the quality of the reproduction is much enhanced. Amundsen and his Norwegian companions reached the South Pole before the tragic British Terra Nova Expedition under Scott. Amundsen¿s account was initially ignored, possibly due in part to the prevailing British attitude which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner who was not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem. Amundsen¿s masterpiece, The South Pole, exemplifies his philosophy of exploration, and paints a picture of an explorer who left nothing to chance, taking pains to put all his theories to the test. [Taurus Collection 71] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912 (First Canadian Edition, two volumes)

      Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, 1912. First Canadian Edition. Near Fine. Octavo, two volumes. Published the same year as the English first (and correct first) edition. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt titles, top page edges gilt, red borders on the front boards with Norwegian flag designs. All plates, maps, and illustrations present, with just a hint of foxing. Amundsen's party, aboard the ship "Fram," reached the South Pole more than a month ahead of British Capt. Robert F. Scott and his crew, thanks to the help of sled dogs, which eventually provided a food source, and fur clothing instead of the wool worn by Scott's team. A bright and fresh example of the scarce Canadian edition, and second edition in English. Near Fine, with no dust jackets as issued. A hint of rubbing to the front board of volume two, owner names (dated 1913) on the front endpaper of each volume, front hinge (volume two) repaired, one closed tear in the cloth at the crown of volume one. A scarce edition. Near Fine.

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        Wealth and Welfare.

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1912. - FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., bound in the publisher's original gilt and blind stamped blue/green cloth, light general handling to binding, head and foot of spine fine, front hinge fine, rear hinge fine save for a small spot rubbed through near the center, rear inner hinge fine, front inner hinge just starting, very minor ink marginalia and underlining to several words on 7 pages otherwise clean and bright throughout, no bookplate or ownership marks of any kind, still a GOOD+ copy. This is Pigou's landmark work on welfare by which his ultimate standing as an economist will almost certainly be judged. Later editions were called "The Economics of Welfare". This book created the branch of economics which has subsequently come to be known as the theory of welfare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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