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         Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 12mo. 200pp. With "First Published in 1914" on the copyright page. Publisher's linen-textured red cloth blocked in blind on the spine and upper board, and with a gilt spine title. We note some foxing on the edges of the textblock, a tiny spot on the upper board, and oiffset on the free endpapers where the dustwrapper ended. Otherwise this is a very nice copy. Neat ownership name on the front pastedown dated July, 1914. In scarce, full color dustwrapper with art by Handforth. The dustwrapper bears the "2/- net" sticker on the spine and so is second state. There is a trace of roughness along the edges but it is in near fine condition. Dracula's Guest' is a previously unpublished episode from an early draft of Dracula and is published here with eight other stories by Stoker. Uncommon in first edition, and rare in dustwrapper.

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         Bound in 3 volumes:

      1914 - Vol. I. Final Report. 91pp, HMSO, 1914 [Cd. 7236] (this includes: Memorandum by Mr J. M. KEYNES;Interim Report. 4pp., 1913. Index of Minutes of Evidence and of Appendices, 89pp, 1914. [Cmd 7239]. Vol. II. Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. I, 335pp, 1913. [Cmd. 7070;Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. II, [336-]633pp, 1913. [Cmd. 7071;Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. III, [635-]769pp, 1914. [Cmd. 7238]. Vol. III. Minutes of Evidence, Vol. I, 358pp, 1913. [Cmd 7069]. Minutes of Evidence, Vol. II, 162pp . [Cmd 7237]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         SINDBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

      (London), Hodder & Stoughton (1914). FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS (1914), 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾, 23 mounted coloured plates with captioned guards, buff illustrations and decorations to title page, buff decorated borders to all pages. In original publisher's tan cloth, blue floral decoration, large gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt decoration and lettering to upper cover and spine, floral pattern endpapers, 223 pages. Slightest wear to head and tail of spine, spine just very slightly darkened, spine gilt bright, no inscriptions, half-title and blank verso of final page lightly foxed, a pale fox spot on about 6 text pages, tiny pale stain to lower corner of plate mount page 176 and to top corner of tissue guard at same page, (see image), tiny pale stain to upper edge and fore-edge of text pages 171-184, light brown staining to fore-edge of the plate mount at page 184 (see image), tiny stain to fore-edge of plate mount at page 192, all plates perfect, no corner creases. A very good bright tight clean copy. See Hughey 35a. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Fully signed autographed letter. EGENHÄNDIGT SKRIVET OCH UNDERTECKNAT BREV

      Brev, dokument, handskrift. Fully signed autographed letter to the American actress Mary Lawton. Small (11,5 cm x 18 cm) letterheaded autographed letter signed in full name by G. Bernard Shaw. It's directed to Miss Mary Lawton (American actress), Savoy Hotel, and dated 25th June 1914. Shaw says to Mary that his secretary has missed to note in his diary that he has two engagements friday afternoon, so he must postphone there meeting till Saturday Morning and he propose half past ten. "...It will do you good to get up early; and you will look your best straight out of your bath...Yours sincerely G. Bernard Shaw..." Brevet har varit vikt (och har delat sig vid vecket cirka en cm) samt har en liten reva som är tejpad på baksidan. I övrigt i gott skick.

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         Histoire du Cambodge depuis le 1èr siècle de notre ere.: D'apres les inscriptions lapidaires, les annales Chinoises et Annamites et les documents Europeens des six derniers siecles.

      Paris Librairie Paul Geuthner 1914 - A very good copy attractively bound in modern half calf, cloth boards.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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         A correspondence course of lessons in Phrenology, Physiognomy, Will-Culture, Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Clairvoyance, Mind Reading and Occult Healing

      A compendium of essays on a variety of occult subjects by the legendary Dr. K. T. Ramasami of the Indian Academy of Science, written and published during the first world war era. The following subjects are covered: Phrenology, Physiognomy, Will-Culture, Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Clairvoyance, Mind Reading and Occult Healing. Please see further details below. PLEASE NOTE that this is a collector's item and NOT a practical manual to train on these subjects. If you wish to acquire skills related to those subjects, there are cheaper and free resources on the internet. This is a print that is nearly a century old and is meant to adorn a collector's shelf.Phrenology: II edition, 1914 - 124 pagesPhysiognomy: III edition, 1916 - 41 pagesWill-culture and Personal Magnetism: V edition,1918 - 41 pagesHypnotism 100 pages, Clairvoyance 13 pages, Mind reading 27 pages 1919,Occult Healing: III edition, 1916 - 43 pagesSize: 4.7 x 6.8 X 0.7 inches, Hard Cover, old and brown pages, delicate - handle with care!

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         The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

      Grant Richards Ltd, London 1914 - Hardcover (rebound) in good condition. No jacket. First edition, first printing. The hardcover is a little discoloured, with a few tiny marks on the back. Spelling mistake on spine; 's' missing at the end of Philanthropists. Half title page is lightly marked. Partial split on the gutter of the title page; the early pages are a little loose and tanned. Page 3 has a small tear on the upper edge. Some of the pages are a little marked and foxed throughout. A few lightly creased page corners. The binding is intact with clear text. CM [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         En Manoeuvres. Le Tracteur Châtillon-Panhard.

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1914 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, laid on board, mounted. Size: 90 cm x 45 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Le Vrai & Le Faux Chic.

      Succes Paris 1914 - Folio ( 47 x 53 cm). 22pp of text with coloured illustrations, 16 pages of full page pochoir prints,all bound in printed decorated covers with large gold scissors as a motif, slightly spotted on upper cover, some minor wear to the edge; overall a very good copy. In this lively album Sem illustrates pre war fashion with numerous illustrations of fashionable ladies in fashionable hats. Georges Goursat, or SEM (1863–1934), was a very famous French artist of the beginning of the twentieth century, the golden age of illustrated magazines and newspapers. He drew numerous caricatures of his contemporaries, published in newspapers such as L'Illustration and Le Rire, or in albums of his own. Attending fashionable events in casinos, horse races and Parisian cabarets and restaurants, he rubbed shoulders with the high society all the time, which became his favorite subject of depiction. "Sem had a remarkable ability to capture the characteristic feature of the face rather than providing its likeness. His albums of Parisian life authentically reflect the physiognomy of the famous era of the 1900s" (Benezit) Benezit vol. 12 p.981.

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         Tour de France Automobile 1914 - Buick.

      Paris Mabileau & Co 1914 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, laid on board, mounted. Size: 89.5 cm x 42.3 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Zeitschrift für angewandte Anatomie und Konstitutionslehre. Bde. 1-7. (all. publ).

      Berlin, Verlag von Julius Springer, 1914-1921, 8, ca 2950 pp., mit 478 Abbildungen und 52 Tafeln, gebunden in 4 Halbleinenbänden d.Zt. Hrsg. unter der Mitwirkung von A. Freiherrn v. Eiselberg, A. Koilisko, F. Martius, F.Chvostek. Fortgeführt als 'Zeitschrift für Konstitutionslehre' (1922-1934).

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         Senshoku taikan [Textile Pattern Designs].

      [1914]. First edition., Japan. 1914 - Four single-sheet, concertina-folding volumes with boards covered in a design of three different papers, with a silver printed pattern and title label to each. Housed in a wrap-around cloth-bound case with toggle ties, possibly later with the original title label laid-down on front board. 80 double-page spreads printed with colour pochoir designs for textile dying patterns, some heightened with gold and silver. Some spreads have only one design, others have mutilple designs. 1.7kg. Japanese. Near fine; slightest rubbing to fore-corners of boards of each volume, light foxing along some fore-edges, not affecting the plates; title label on case lightly rubbed with a couple of abrasions; the plates in very fresh and bright condition. A beautiful example of Japanese, early 20th-century pochoir stencil printing. The four volumes of Senshoku taikan hold a large array of stunning patterns intended as inspiration for textile designs. The patterns have a typical Japanese style and the motifs include birds, chrysanthemums, dragons, bamboo, fans, foliage, butterflies and abstract ornament. The designs would act as inspiration for patterns on kimonos and other forms of traditional Japanese dress and textiles. 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; Hard Cover]

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         Poemi lirici.

      - Bologna, Zanichelli, 1914. PRIMA edizione. In 16mo (cm. 19,7); copertina originale; pp. 130, (2). Axs

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         KAI SEN SHU: A THOUSAND VARIETIES OF SHELLS [Japanese Conchology Mollusks]

      [Kyoto 1914-15, Unsodo].Gold silk covers,400 color woodblock shell plates, English introduction, Latin and Japanese text, complete four vol. set, 17.8 x 24.7 cm., very clean copy in blue cloth Chitsu folding case & clasps. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** BY HIRASE YOICHIRO JAPAN'S EMINENT CONCHOLOGIST CATALOGUE OF 400 COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED JAPANESE MOLLUSKS HIRASE YOICHIRO [1859-1925]: Was Japan's most eminent, respected, celebrated, prolific conchologist, malacologist and collector of Japanese mollusks [shells]. In 1936 he established his private Conchology Museum in Kyoto. He was also the founder of the short-lived journal: "CONCHOLOGICAL MAGAZINE" in 1907. He was a diligent collector of Japanese shells and created the largest collection in Japan. The results were published in this set of 4 volumes. This lavishly color-illustrated catalogue of his collection is considered the best Japanese collection of shell varieties. His son, Shintaro Hirase [1884-1939] was also a conchologist. The majority of his collection of mollusks were destroyed during World War II. HIS COLLECTION CATALOG COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES: The complete set was in published in four silk-bound volumes, accordion folded pages, illustrating 400 different shells, including land and fresh-water examples. The explanation of plates [the index] lists entries in Katakana, Kanji [Japanese characters] and Latin. The preface was in English & Japanese. Per the introduction, the author stated: "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development." He continues in the English preface to the second volume: "...a peculiar art of our country." His meaning and preference was to use 'native Japanese color-woodblock printing, rather than using foreign [modern] colour machine lithography or the three-color machine printing process. THE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT ILLUSTRATIONS: Each volume has 20 double-page color woodcut illustrations of shells. ISSUED SERIALLY: The work was issued serially, originally planned to be a ten volume set, covering 1000 different kinds of shells, but that did not pan out due to Hirase's a lack of funds. Hirase settled on 4 volumes, each with 20 color woodcut plates, illustrating 100 shells per volume. First Issued: vol.1:1914 vol.2:1915 vol.3:1915 vol.4:1914, reprinted in 1922, the last in the complete seri s. See below for more details on dates and reprints. CAUTION: The most desirable, best collectable sets are those which were kept as each volume was issued. They will be matching in all aspects: condition, color of cloth covers, high quality woodblock printing, wear patterns and consecutive or same date ranges. . There are some sets which have been made up from various odd volumes, They are most always greatly mismatched, the color of the gold covers vary greatly, and the wear patterns will also be very different from other volumes in the set. They may also have widely different date, or mixed dates. They are always of a lesser value. TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES PRINTED: Woodblock-printed books had a limitation to the number of clean excellent copies that could be printed from the cherry-wood block. The water-based pigments saturated the wood, and the drying process inevitably caused warping or caused 'checking,' thus reducing the ability to print solid complete images, with excellent registry. Because of this limitation, prints were rushed off the woodblocks in groups of about 100-200 per printing run. As the blocks dried out overnight, they became less and less useful, producing poor quality images. Some woodblocks had to be re-carved to maintain high-quality print results. It is unknown if or how many blocks of this book were re-carved, but per the below its obvious the blocks could not last 23 years without some reworking. There is also the specter of the 1923 Kanto earthquake and the ensuing conflagration, that consumed a large part of Tokyo, and its booksellers and their inventory. Most of Tokyo was raised to the ground, everything destroyed. This was printed & published by Unsodo, Tokyo, although they also were also a Kyoto publisher. Bearing that in mind, its conceivable that a large number of inventory stored in Tokyo, along with the woodblocks were destroyed in the 1923 fire. We have no facts on this. If by chance the woodblocks were stored in Kyoto, then they were not lost in the Kanto fire. Based on the publisher's records, press run varies from 300 copies for the first printing of all four volumes to 100, 50 and 30 copies for later re-printings. Vol.1: 8 printings 1914-1937, total 880 copies. Vol.2: 5 printings 1915-1935, total 750 copies. Vol.3: 5 printings 1915-1933, total 650 copies. Vol.4: 3 printings 1922-1935, total 400 copies. Plus 30 copies re-printed in 1935 and 1937. See Calloman below. CONDITION: See each description for details. In general this is a very nice set. BINDINGS: The bindings are original gold silk. Each volume has its original title slip on the front cover. They are traditionally Japanese bound Orihon style [butterfly accordion folding leaves]. Very early, clean and solid copies CONTENTS: Each volume is exceptionally clean and very solid, no marks or old worming whatsoever. REFERENCES: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoichir%C5%8D_Hirase HIRASE, Yoichiro: [1909]. Kairui Tebikigusa. Dance: SHELLS. Dance states: "Kai Sen Shu is unique among conch logy publications and is highly prized by each fortunate owner of a copy," see page 126. His reference number 150. CONCHOLOGICAL MAGAZINE: https://books.google.com/books?id=8u4XAAAAYAAJ&dq=KOICHIRO+H IRASE&source=gbs_navlinks_s Paul Callomon.: DATES OF PUBLICATION OF YOICHIRO HIRASE'S KAI CHIGUSA." Dates of publication of Yoichiro Hirase's Kai Chigusa in The Nautilus 118, pp.175-176, 2004. Callomon was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Callomon cites and reproduces a detailed list of all printings and dates of publication obtained from Unsodo by an American scientist, Alvin R. Cahn, in 1957. Paul Callomon and Akira Tada, Yoichiro Hirase and his role in Japanese Malacology in Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum no.4. Nishinomiya 2006. Yamada Unsodo Co., An Illustrated Catalogue of Books, Periodicals & Albums for Art & Artistic Designs. Kyoto 1915. For a similar, earlier title: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2013/05/29/inside-wonders-a-japa nese-pattern-book Clench W. J. [1948]. "The Hirase collections of mollusks". The Nautilus 62(1): 34-35. Anonymous [1913]. "A conch logical museum for Japan". The Nautilus 27(2): 13-14, plate I. Not in Kerlen. .

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         Sepher Maphteah Shelomo (Book of the Key of Solomon). An Exact Facsimile of an Original Book of Magic in Hebrew . . . now produced for the first time by Hermann Gollancz.

      London, etc.: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1914. - First Edition, 1 of 300 copies. xxiii pp, [78] leaves of facsimiles, errata slip. Original cloth, 4to (30 cm). Embossed stamp on title page, else Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Unknown Mongolia a Record of Travel and Exploration in North-West Mongolia and Dzungaria with Three Chapters on Sport By J.H. Miller Vols 1 & 2

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1914 Book Condition: Good Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Edition: First Edition Description: Vol 1 - xviii, 318 pp, 2 fold-out maps, 84 B&W plates. Vol. 2 - x, (pagination starts with p. 319 ) 341 pp, 4 maps, 84 B&W plates. With a forward by Lord Curzon, All maps are present and undamaged, Text is clean and unmarked. Volume 1 front hinge is cracked. Both volumes are bound in blue cloth with gold-stamped titles and have some fraying to spine ends, Vol 2 a little more so. Front endpapers, Volume 2, have a signature, date and personal bookplate of Talbot Mundy, (born William Lancaster Gribbon, April 23, 1879 to August 5, 1940) the world traveler and author of "King of the Khyber Rifles." among many many other mystical adventure books on the East and whose works are often cited as precoursers to many of the mid-twentieth century's most notable fantasy and science fiction novels. Included is the original prospectus for ordering these two books Pictures on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. By Talbot Mundy. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

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         The History of Magic Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries

      David McKay Company, Philadelphia 1914 - Some wear to extremities includings some fraying of cloth at head and tail of spine. There is an inconspicuous stain on cover. Endpapers are browned and bear two previous owner's signatures. Slight cracking at hinges of endpapers. Top edge gilt with some wear. Translated with a preface and notes by Arthur Edward Waite. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         KAI SEN SHU: A THOUSAND VARIETIES OF SHELLS. [Japanese Conchology Mollusks]

      - [Kyoto 1914-15, Unsodo].Gold silk covers,400 color woodblock shell plates, English introduction, Latin and Japanese text, complete four vol. set, 17.8 x 24.7 cm., very clean copy in blue cloth Chitsu folding case & clasps. FIRST EDITION .*** *** *** . . . BY HIRASE YOICHIRO . . . JAPAN'S EMINENT CONCHOLOGIST . . . CATALOGUE OF 400 COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED . . . JAPANESE MOLLUSKS . . *** HIRASE YOICHIRO [1859-1925]: Was Japan's most eminent, respected, celebrated, prolific conchologist, malacologist and collector of Japanese mollusks [shells]. . In 1936 he established his private Conchology Museum in Kyoto. He was also the founder of the short-lived journal: "CONCHOLOGICAL MAGAZINE" in 1907. . He was a diligent collector of Japanese shells and created the largest collection in Japan. The results were published in this set of 4 volumes. . This lavishly color-illustrated catalogue of his collection is considered the best Japanese collection of shell varieties. . His son, Shintaro Hirase [1884-1939] was also a conchologist. The majority of his collection of mollusks were destroyed during World War II. . *** HIS COLLECTION CATALOG COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES: . The complete set was in published in four silk-bound volumes, accordion folded pages, illustrating 400 different shells, including land and fresh-water examples. . The explanation of plates [the index] lists entries in Katakana, Kanji [Japanese characters] and Latin. The preface was in English & Japanese. . Per the introduction, the author stated: "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development." He continues in the English preface to the second volume: ".a peculiar art of our country." . His meaning and preference was to use 'native Japanese color-woodblock printing, rather than using foreign [modern] colour machine lithography or the three-color machine printing process. . *** THE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT ILLUSTRATIONS: Each volume has 20 double-page color woodcut illustrations of shells. . *** ISSUED SERIALLY: The work was issued serially, originally planned to be a ten volume set, covering 1000 different kinds of shells, but that did not pan out due to Hirase's a lack of funds. . Hirase settled on 4 volumes, each with 20 color woodcut plates, illustrating 100 shells per volume. . First Issued: vol.1:1914 vol.2:1915 vol.3:1915 vol.4:1914, reprinted in 1922, the last in the complete seri s. See below for more details on dates and reprints. . *** CAUTION: The most desirable, best collectable sets are those which were kept as each volume was issued. They will be matching in all aspects: condition, color of cloth covers, high quality woodblock printing, wear patterns and consecutive or same date ranges. . . There are some sets which have been made up from various odd volumes, They are most always greatly mismatched, the color of the gold covers vary greatly, and the wear patterns will also be very different from other volumes in the set. They may also have widely different date, or mixed dates. They are always of a lesser value. . *** TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES PRINTED: Woodblock-printed books had a limitation to the number of clean excellent copies that could be printed from the cherry-wood block. . The water-based pigments saturated the wood, and the drying process inevitably caused warping or caused 'checking,' thus reducing the ability to print solid complete images, with excellent registry. . Because of this limitation, prints were rushed off the woodblocks in groups of about 100-200 per printing run. As the blocks dried out overnight, they became less and less useful, producing poor quality images. Some woodblocks had to be re-carved to maintain high-quality print results. . It is unknown if or how many blocks of this book were re-carved, but per the below its obvious the blocks could not last 23 years without some reworking. . There is also the specter of the 1923 Kanto earthquake and the

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         East of the Sun and West of the Moon; Old Tales from the North.

      London; Hodder & Stoughton. [1914]. Tall 4to. Original dark blue cloth elaborately gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge plain, others uncut, decorated endpapers; pp. [viii], 9-206 + [i]; illustrated with 25 beautiful mounted coloured plates set within gilt and black borders and protected by captioned tissue-guards alongside other illustrations and decorations in black and white; an attractive copy of this classic title with bruising, a few abrasions, and very small wear to spine ends (amounting to a few millimetres of surface wear to corner tips), light rubbing to joints, board edges and corners, a small knock to top forecorner of upper cover and one small, and faint, patch of lightening to upper board, internally very fresh throughout with a long, but very weak, corner crease to one text page, a few tiny, and sporadic, speckles and all plates and guards in fine state. First edition of Nielsen's masterpiece with the stylish bookplate of the comedian Barry Humphries to front pastedown. This book is widely considered to be one of the finest illustrated fairy tales of the twentieth century if not a candidate for the most beautiful plate book published during the Golden Age of children's book illustration.

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         Ifiberi rya Urunyarwanda. I. Fibel der Ruandasprache. I. Teil.

      Bethel bei Bielefeld, Verlag der Evang. Missionsgesellschaft für Deutsch-Ostafrika. 1914 - 2. Auflage. Ca. 21 x 13,5 cm. 96 Seiten. Mit Illustrationen und einer Karte. Halbleinenband der Zeit. Die Fibel beginnt mit dem Buchstaben i. Das Bild dazui zeigt einen Einheimischen im Fransen/Bastrock der eine Tafel mit dem "i" hochhält, beim h zeigt das Bild ein Tierfell für uruhu. Am Schluss des Buches ein Foto von Kaiser Wilhelm II und seiner Frau sowie eine Landkarte von Urwanda na Burundi na Buha. Seltene afrikanische Fibel aus der deutschen Kolonialzeit.

      [Bookseller: Rainer Kurz - Antiquariat in Oberaudorf]
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         A PICTORIAL REVIEW OF MY SERVICE ON THE ASIATIC STATION. [By Anonymous American

      - [Shanghai], 1914, Privately printed, Black cloth over green boards, oblong 29 x 22 cm., 406 b. w. photos, 3 maps, 14p. text, with "itinerary" of ports visited," very good copy, exceptionally obscure & RARE work. FIRST & ONLY EDITION *** *** *** . . . AN ORIGINAL U.S. SAILOR'S RECORD OF . . . PATROL IN THE CHINA SEAS, WITH PHOTOS OF . . . VISITS TO HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, NANKING, YANGTZE RIVER, . . . TSINGTAU, HANKOW, PEKING, PHILIPPINES, YOKOHAMA & JAPAN . * The album begins with superb photos of the U.S.S. Saratoga, its officers and crew. a typical U.S. sailor, U.S. marine and a "Blue Jacket." With "itinerary of ports visited." . * This very rare and obscure work shows the U.S.S. Saratoga and its crew in Olongapo, the Philippines as their ship is refitted in dry dock. Their liberty, and leisure time in and around in the Philippines, Subig [sic for Subic] Bay, Tagalong people, coaling the ship [black-faced sailors], several good early photos of Manila, Legaspi Landing, Moro Soldier, A Filipino beauty. . * Once the ship came of dry dock, it began its training with target practice with the big guns, then the crew went ashore and also did target practice. The out to sea, shark hooking, and heading out to the China seas duty. . * CHINA EAST COAST PATROL: The below section is taken from the captions found on the 400 photographs that fill the pages of this book. . The ship and its crew made their first stop at Kolongsu, China with good photos of the Japanese, American, British& German consulates in Amoy, Polam bridge, Chinese villages, temples, tombs, sedan chairs, rice fields, Sampan, memorial arch, and two sailors on shore leave in rickshaws. On to Shanghai, beggars, Nanking Road, Garden Bridge, boat dwellers around Woosung, the Bund, railway station, Loonghwa Pagoda, wheel barrow transportation, Hongkew market, the bund under snow, the Iltis Monument, good views of the Bund, scenes on the Whang-Poo River, public gardens and the snow; French settlement, Memorial day in Shanghai, baseball play on Decoration Day in Shanghai, at Henli Regatta, American sailors at the track meet, foot ball, superb photo of the Shanghai Navy Y.M.C.A. Seward & Minghong Road. Several photos of the Astor House Hotel. . * The Yangtze, Kiukiang, and the American college there, Pagoda at Nanking, Chinese canal, Chinese beauty, woman with bound feet, Blue jackets inside a Chinese temple. . * HONG KONG & SHANGHAI: Taking a ride up the tramway to the peak, beggars, off to the Ming tombs, birds eye view of Nanking from the drum tower, nice photos of President Yuan Shih Kai & Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Firing live shells on Lion Hill from the U.S.S. Saratoga, looters, ruins at Nanking. At this juncture the crew of the U.S.S. Saratoga got involved with the civil war and recorded the war zone and rebel gunners. Nice area map of Lion Hill and the Tartar city in Nanking. Rebel soldiers advance on the arsenal at Shanghai, foreign sailors landing, birds eye view of Shanghai and the fighting. Foreign warships in the Shanghai harbor. American sailors & marines landing in Shanghai in full military dress. Northern troops on Siccawei Rd, refugees in French town, French sailors guarding their concession. Red cross on duty, S.V.C. [Shanghai Volunteer Corps.] returning after the battle, photos of rebel soldiers killed, the wounded, attack on Woosung forts, Northern & Southern soldiers in Shanghai, and Kiukiang, . * TSINGTAU, PEKING: The crew went up to Tsingtau, and Chefoo, landed a large field gun on Kentucky Island and did gun practice, near Wai Hai wai [sic]. Then on to Chien wang Tao, and Port Arthur, Japanese soldiers shooting Chinese spies, severed heads of Japanese spies, hanging of Japanese & Chinese spies at Port Arthur, coal hill, bridge in the Imperial City of Peking. A trip to the Great Wall, Llama priests, the famous and great site in and around Peking, Chinese & Manchu ladies, On to Kai Feng Fu, the Ming Tombs. . * HONG KONG: Arrival back at Hong Kong, good views of the harb

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         Smuggling in the Highlands. An Account of Highland Whisky with Smuggling Stories and Detections.

      Stirling: Eneas Mackay, & Inverness: Wiliam Mackay & Son, 1914 - Duodecimo in half-sheets (181 x 111 mm). Original vertical-ribbed blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and in blind to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine rolled, headcaps and corners lightly rubbed and bumped. A very good copy. Photographic portrait frontispiece, 6 plates including images of bothies and distilling equipment. First edition, first impression, later issue binding of this commercially very scarce work by a former employee of the Inland Revenue. Much of the account was originally read before the Gaelic Society of Inverness in 1887, in the wake of "a violent and sustained outburst of smuggling" which followed the abolition of the Malt Tax, the reduction of the Revenue Preventive Staff, and the introduction of the Crofters' Act (Preface). Chapters cover the origins of distillation, the history of Highland whisky, the causes of smuggling, anecdotes of various smugglers, "Highland sentiment regarding smuggling", and the "moral aspect of smuggling". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         1903-1913. [Grif Alamanach].

      V. M. Sablin for Grif Moskva 1914 - Folio (28.8 x 20.8 cm.). 184, X, III, [2] pp. with plain photographic portrait illustrations; waterstain to first leaves. Original publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover, flat spine lettered in gilt. Limited edition of poetic and prose highlights from a journal whose contributors included some of the best Russian symbolist names, including the famous Russian lyrical poet-symbolist Blok (1880-1921). The present copy of this large format collection bears the number 25 out of only 570. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Indien, Ceylon, Vorderindien, Birma, Die Malayische Halbinsel Siam, Java.

      Leipzig Baedeker Erste und einzige Ausgabe (Baedekers Anzeigen bis 1920) 1914 - Roter O-Ganzleineneinband mit Titel in Golddruck auf Deckel und Rücken, Einband minimale Gebrauchsspuren, Klammerheftung angerostet, marmorierter Schnitt, Lesebändchen, Name auf Vorsatz, LXXIV, 358 Seiten mit 2 Karten, 33 Plänen und 8 Grundrissen, hintere Falttasche mit mehrfach gefalteter farbiger Karte von Indien, Burma, Siam und Teilen von China, Afghanistan und Belutschistan, 8°. - - - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar!

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         [Photo Album]: "A Glimpse of Wianno and Green Lodge"

      Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1914. Near Fine. Oblong small octavo. Measuring 5.5" x 7". Textured brown cloth over paper boards. Contains 47 sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 4" to 3" x 4.5", some with captions. Loose pages and edgewear thus a very good album with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Sara E. Wentworth and her sister Amy while vacationing on Cape Cod in 1914. The women stayed at the Wianno Club and Green Lodge during the summer and photographed the goings on with a partially captioned list in the back of the album detailing 24 of the photos. Many of the photos show the beaches, picnic areas, and natural beauty of the area. The women are seen posed outside with flowers, a dog, and a cat. There are also photos of boats docked and in the water and men working on the docks. They photographed "the bluff at Green Lodge," ponds, and the "Crosby boat houses." They also photographed old houses of the area and the historic parts of Cape Cod as well as the "Cape Cod Cedars" and local animal life. An interesting collection of well-composed photographs detailing two sisters vacationing on Cape Cod.

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         East of the Sun and West of the Moon; Old Tales from the North.

      1914 - London; Hodder & Stoughton. [1914]. Tall 4to. Original dark blue cloth elaborately gilt to spine and upper cover, top edge plain, others uncut, decorated endpapers; pp. [viii], 9-206 + [i]; illustrated with 25 beautiful mounted coloured plates set within gilt and black borders and protected by captioned tissue-guards alongside other illustrations and decorations in black and white; an attractive copy of this classic title with bruising, a few abrasions, and very small wear to spine ends (amounting to a few millimetres of surface wear to corner tips), light rubbing to joints, board edges and corners, a small knock to top forecorner of upper cover and one small, and faint, patch of lightening to upper board, internally very fresh throughout with a long, but very weak, corner crease to one text page, a few tiny, and sporadic, speckles and all plates and guards in fine state. First edition of Nielsen's masterpiece with the stylish bookplate of the comedian Barry Humphries to front pastedown. This book is widely considered to be one of the finest illustrated fairy tales of the twentieth century if not a candidate for the most beautiful plate book published during the Golden Age of children's book illustration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Pilot Knob: The Thermopylae of the West

      The Neale Publishing Company, New York 1914 - First edition. Fine in attractive, very good dustwrapper with a few small chips and some faint splash marks on the spine. Account of an important Civil War battle in Missouri, and very scarce, especially in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Russia With Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking; Handbook for Travellers

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. Issued on the eve of the First World War, this is the first and only edition published in English (we also have on offer the 1897 edition in German), with final up-to date-maps of Russia published for the general public until the fall of the Soviet Union, in 1919. Poland and Finland are included, as well as excursions to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. Small 8vo: xliv,590pp, with 40 maps and 78 plans (many folding and in color), export stamp on verso of title. Publisher's red flexible cloth stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled, red silk page-maker. A superb, virtually pristine example with bright gilt and richly marbled edges; binding bright, square, and tight; maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen E244. "In 1828, [Karl} Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences, he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View, she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. Fine-.

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         Solneman der Unsichtbare. Roman. Mit 13 Holzschnitten von Otto Nückel.

      Delphin Verlag,München 1914 - Die hier vorliegende Halbleder-Ausgabe ist sehr selten.Delphin, München, 1914. Erste Ausgabe, WG II/2 ) 193 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 13 blattgroßen Original-Holzschnitten von Otto Nückel, blindgeprägter Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, 4° ( 25,5 x 19 cm ).Der Einband nach einem Entwurf von Otto Nückel. Einband etwas berieben, sehr gut Erhaltung.- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 12mo. 200pp. Publisher's linen-textured red cloth blocked in blind on the spine and upper board, and with a gilt spine title. We note some foxing on the edges of teh textblock, a tiny spot on the upper board, and oiffse on the free endpapers where the dustwrapper ended. Otherwise this is a very nice copy. In its scarce, full color dustwerapper with art by Handforth. The dustwrapper bears the "2/- net" sticker on the spine. There is a trace of roushness alng the edges but it is in near fine condition. Dracula's Guest' is a previously unpublished episode from an early draft of Dracula and is published here with eight other stories by Stoker. Uncommon in first edition, and rare in dustwrapper.

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         Bosambo of the River.

      Ward, Lock & Co, London., 1914. First edition. Octavo. Colour frontispiece. First issue black blind-embossed cloth lettered in gilt with colour pictorial panel reproducing a detail from the frontispiece mounted on the front. A 304-page adventure novel.Free endpapers tanned. Very good indeed in later issue dustwrapper which is good, nicked, chipped and torn, defective at the tail of the spine. On the spine of the dustwrapper is a mark where the price sticker has been; the first issue dustwrapper had a printed price.

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         A Vocabulary of Criminal Slang with some examples of common usages

      [Modern Printing Co, Portland, OR 1914 - Collection of slang compiled in collaboration with C.R. Hellyer, a member of the City Detective Department of Portland, Oregon. Includes 430 terms and their geographies; many of these are still current (a "buck" for a dollar; a "chump" for an inferior), others outdated ("dony"--a prostitute, derived from the Hebrew "yoni"; "jerve," as used by pickpockets, in reference to a vest pocket). Of the terms included the authors write that "criminal idiom is largely an ingenious combination of epithet suggested by similitude." Octavo (20cm.); original decorative tan card wrappers printed in brown and green, yapp edges, original textured glassine dust jacket; 103pp. Very minimal chipping to dust jacket extremities, else a Near Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican)

      Macmillan And Co, London 1914 - Xlii, 167 Pp. Full Blue Morocco, Elaborately Gilt, Morocco Spine Label, Elaborate Gilt Edges And Turns, Marbled Endpapers, All Edges Of Page Block Also Gilt. Fore-Edge Painting With Tiber At Center And Vatican In Distance. Very Near Fine, Just A Few Small Rubs At Edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         \"Das Bad. Original-Radierung (1914). Hinter Plexiglas und Passepartout gerahmt. Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 27 cm. Lichtes Blattmaß: 22 x 15,5 cm; Plattenmaß: 19,7 x 13,8 cm. In der Platte monogrammiert und datiert. Unten links in Bleistift vom Künstler betitelt. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert.\"

       \"Martin Erich Philipp: Das Bad. Original-Radierung (1914). Hinter Plexiglas und Passepartout gerahmt. Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 27 cm. Lichtes Blattmaß: 22 x 15,5 cm; Plattenmaß: 19,7 x 13,8 cm. In der Platte monogrammiert und datiert. Unten links in Bleistift vom Künstler betitelt. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert. Zustand: Die Graphik ist von guter Erhaltung. Dieses gesuchte erotische Motiv wurde am 26.11.2011 im Berliner Auktionshaus Bassenge für 1500 € plus Aufgeld zugeschlagen.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         North of Boston [Mending Wall]

      New York: David Nutt [sold by Dunster House], 1914. A superlative copy of the poet's scarce second collection, the true first, published one year before the American edition. First Edition, 1914 (so stated on copyright page). Wide 8vo: ix,143,[1]pp. Wanting the original, unprinted wax paper dust jacket. Fine (many pages unopened), square and tight, with crisp gilt lettering; offsetting to end papers from binder's glue. Clymer & Green, pp. 22-26. Crane A3. Collects seventeen poems ("The Pasture" and "Good Hours" do not appear on the contents page), including Mending Wall and After Apple Picking. This first issue appeared in five different binding variants, of which this is Binding F (one of only 200 copies thus, according to Crane)(grass-green coarse linen; upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, blind rule at top and bottom of front cover only; top edge trimmed, others rough-cut), in imitation of Binding A. At a later date, "Printed in Great Britain" was rubber-stamped in black on copyright page. (Crane thinks A, E, and F were all assembled by the same binder in England before copies of E and F were shipped to America for sale by Dunster House Bookshop in Cambridge, Mass. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. Fine.

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         Men of Deep Waters

      London Eveleigh Nash 1914 - 8vo. Publisher's red cloth titled in gilt to spine. Lightly rubbed and bumped to extremities, some slight sunning to spine panel. Minor scuffing. Internally clean. A very good copy of arguably Hodgson's best collection of nautical weirdness. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Sämtliche Werke. 22 Bände.

      - »Einzigartiger Zeuge der Zeit«, »der beste Feind der Moderne«, »Poet der Käfer«: Ernst Jünger, der zu den wichtigsten Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts zählt, hat ein Werk geschaffen, das so bedeutend wie umstritten ist. Er faszinierte und polarisierte, hatte zahlreiche Bewunderer und ebenso viele Gegner. Er meldete sich am ersten Kriegstag im August 1914 freiwillig zum Dienst in den »Stahlgewittern« - und wurde sieben Jahrzehnte später zur Versöhnungsfeier von Verdun eingeladen. Er schuf mit den »Marmorklippen« »das Renommierbuch der 12 Jahre« (Thomas Mann) und zugleich das Problembuch der nationalsozialistischen Zeit. Doch war er nicht nur engagierter Patriot, sondern auch Anarch: Seine »Annäherungen« an Drogen und Rausch brachten ihm 1970 eine Anklage wegen unerlaubten Drogenbesitzes ein. Ein streitbarer, wandelbarer Geist, ein literarisches Chamäleon: »Was bleibt, ist bunter Staub.« Erstmals erscheint die Gesamtausgabe seines Werkes nun in neuer Gestaltung als Taschenbuch. 22 Bde. á 11,5 x 19 cm, zus. 11.700 Seiten, pb. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Landlexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Landwirtschaft, Forstwirtschaft, Gärtnerei, der ländlichen Industrien und der ländlichen Justiz- und Verwaltungspraxis, 6 Bände, Jugendstil-Prachtausgabe.

      Stuttgart, Deutsche-Verlags-Anstalt, 1911 - 1914. - Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Angeboten wird hier die sehr seltene Jugendstil-Prachtausgabe dieses Werkes. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reichen floralen Gold- und Blindprägungen; Buchdeckel teilweise in Leder mit reicher gold- und blindgeprägter Jugendstil-Ornamentik mit ländlicher Symbolik (Früchte; Ähren) sowie mittig mit großer Leder-Intarsie mit ländlicher Motivprägung (Anwesen mit Bäumen), sonst in braunem Leinen; dreiseitiger Farbschnitt; farbige, bedruckte Vorsätze. Format: 29 x 19 cm. Einschlägiges enzyklopädisches Werk zur ländlichen Gesellschaft vor dem Hintergrund fortschreitender Industrialisierung, zur Landwirtschaft (Tierhaltung, Feldwirtschaft), zur Pflanzen- und Kräuterkunde sowie zu weiteren Formen ländlichen Wirtschaftens (Handwerk, Landindustrien, Landmaschinenindustrie). Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 4.900 S. Mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Tafeln und Karten sowie zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text. Gliederung: Band 1: A - Chartern, VI, 800 S. Band 2: Chartismus - Fütterung. 800 S. Band 3: Fütterungsbuch - Kardätsche, 800 S. Band 4: Karde - Naturschönheit, 800 S. Band 5: Naturspiel - Schill, 800 S. Band 6: Schiller - Zytoplasma, 918 S. Buchrücken gleichmäßig aufgehellt; bei seitlichen Lederflächen partiell minimale Fleckenbildung durchscheinend. Sonst gutes Exemplar dieser sehr schönen, aufwendig gestalteten Ausgabe, in der sich die Gestaltungs- und handwerkliche Buchkunst der Jugendstil-Ära in besonderer Weise widerspiegelt. Wenige Vorsätze minimal fleckig; Seiten selbst durchweg sauber und fleckenfrei, in Bd. 1 eine zusätzliche Informationsseite (Botanisches Register) eingeklebt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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         Gazette du Bon Ton Art, Modes, et Frivolities.

      Paris Lucien Vogel 1914 - First edition. 4to. 6 original parts comprising January to June 1914, the second year of this periodical, 61 hand-coloured lithograph plates en pochoir by Barbier and others, later cream cloth, lightly soiled. It may have been short-lived but the Gazette du Bon Ton was hugely influential reflecting all the latest developments in fashion and lifestyle at the beginning of the twentieth century at a time when styles changed dramatically in the space of a few years. The magazine was only available to subscribers at a price which equals $425 per year in today's money, thereby creating a very exclusive image. Lucien Vogel, the editor aimed to establish fashion as an art form and also to create "good taste" for the Parisian elite. Publication was suspended in 1915, due to World War I, and resumed in 1920, continuing through 1925. Contributing artists included all the greatest names of the day such as Dufy, Bakst, Barbier and Brunelleschi, etc and these artists would depict the haute couture in a narrative and dramatic style using vivid colours and the pochoir technique on special handmade paper. Many of the designs were idealistic leisure scenes of the well-to-do, illustrating the latest creations of Paris vintage fashion houses such as Worth, Lanvin, Doucet, Poiret, Callot Soeurs, Paquin and Beers, often without explanatory text. The literary content was also of the highest quality with essays by well known art historians, playwrights and novelists of the day. Ray, Art deco Book in France, pp 29-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DER NEUE ORIENT. [THE NEW ORIENT].

      Large 8°, 32 pp. printed text with illustrations within text, original printed tan wrappers, stapled (slightly age-toned, tiny tears in margins, loss of paper to the wrappes, wrappers torn on the spine). - [Aleppo, Syria: Deutschen Jung-Ma?nner-Mission im Orient (German Mission for Young Men in Orient) 1914]. A very rare magazine, published by young Christian German men in Aleppo, Syria, on the eve of WWI. Probably the first and only number. - This unusual magazine, written in German, was published in Aleppo, Syria, by young German missionaries. The articles, accompanied by photos and maps, give information on the life and missions in Aleppo, Baghdad, Armenia, Turkey etc. The cover shows the house of the publishers (German Missionaries) in Aleppo. This is probably the first (according to the first paragraphs of the first article) and last edition of the magazine, published just before the start of WWI. The magazine does not name the place or date of printing, but was, according to the text and advertisements, issued in 1914 in Aleppo, Syria. From 1917, during WWI, the magazine seems to be published in Berlin (OCLC 11808186). We could only trace one example of the magazine in one institution worldwide (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig / Frankfurt am Main). References: OCLC 84812885.

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