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        Porto Pí in der Bucht von Mallorca. Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1914.

      1914. Mit gedr. Frontispiz, 7 Abbildungen auf Tafeln und 2 eingebundenen mehrfach gefalteten Plänen. XXXI, (1), 709 SS. Gelber Leinenband mit gedr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 4to. Die letzten Bll. lose, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Porto Pí in der Bucht von Mallorca.

      Prag, Heinrich Mercy, 1914. - Mit gedr. Frontispiz, 7 Abbildungen auf Tafeln und 2 eingebundenen mehrfach gefalteten Plänen. XXXI, (1), 709 SS. Gelber Leinenband mit gedr. Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 4to. Die letzten Bll. lose, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trees and Other Poems

      George H. Doran, 1914. Hardcover. Good+ With Dust Jacket 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall. Early printing with 'Printed in the United States of America' on copyright page. This is a RARE FIND to acquire such a fine book with the Original Dust Jacket In place.

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        In Powder & Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales.

      London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (ca. 1914). Gr. 4° (29x23cm), mit 24 montierten Farbtafeln unter Schutzblatt, zahlreichen Textillustrationen, Buch- und Vignettenschmuck. 163 S., Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - With 24 color plates, text illustrations and vignettes. 163 p., original half cloth boards. First edition. - English text. Einband leicht berieben und angeschmutzt. Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Binding slightly worn and somewhat soiled. Altogether in very good condition. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Jugendstil, Art nouveu, Kinderbuch, Illustration, Kinderbuchillustration, L.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Fz. Marc"). Sindelsdorf, 18. IV. 1914.

      1914. Large 4to. 4 pp. on bifolium. Stamped letterhead, ruled paper. Fine letter to Hugo Ball (1886-1927), who was working then as a dramaturg at the Munich Kammerspiele. Marc refuses to realize a theatre project under their current circumstances: "I would rather wait until we can really create something new, with our own ensemble and with perfect freedom of movement. Otherwise, nothing solid comes to pass. Then we would have to engage Kokoschka, Kandinsky, Klee, and Macke, and as musicians we must get the Schoenberg circle (Schoenberg, Webern, Berg and others) [...]". - Furthermore, Marc mentions the Russian painter Vladimir Georgievitsch Bechteev (1878-1971), a member of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München ("Munich New Artist's Association"), who was friendly with the "Blaue Reiter" ("Blue Rider"). Bechteev was involved in the theatre project discussed by Hugo Ball, which fell apart, as did other plans with members of the "Blue Rider". In 1914, he went back to Russia, and was called up to the army. After WWII, he worked as a set designer and illustrator. Franz Marc. Briefe, Schriften, Aufzeichnungen (Leipzig 1989), p. 95.

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        The Wave-lenght of the soft gamma Rays from Radium B. SS. 854-868. Mit 5 Abbildungen und 1 Tafel. - Und: W. H. Bragg. The Intensity of Reflexion of X Rays by Crystals. SS. 881-899. Mit 11 Abbildungen. In: Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Vol. 27, No. 161.

      (London Taylor & Francis) 1914 - (21 x 14,5 cm). SS. (757)-916. Mit Abbildungen und 7 Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Zwei wichtige Arbeiten zur Spektroskopie mit Röntgenstrahlen. - Zu I: Erste Ausgabe. - "Other important work was accomplished at Manchester, such as. the measurement by Rutherford and E. N. da C. Andrade in 1914 of gamma-ray wavelengths by the crystal technique" (DSB 12, 32). - Zu II: Erste Ausgabe. - "Bragg, who succeeded Rutherford., showed how to measure X-ray wavelengths by reflecting them from crystals" (DSB 12, 32). - Gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Götterliebschaften (DivinsCaprices).

      1914 - Vienne, Artur Wolf, 1914, en feilles, sous étui. Franz VON BAYROS (alias CHOISY LE CONIN), marquis autrichien (1866-1924), s'illustra dans les portraits de femmes et les livres érotiques. Livre en langue allemande. Accrocs à l'étui dont l'un des pans s'est détaché. Livres

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        In Powder & Crinoline. Old Fairy Tales.

      London, n.d. (ca. 1914)., Hodder & Stoughton, - Gr. 4° (29x23cm), mit 24 montierten Farbtafeln unter Schutzblatt, zahlreichen Textillustrationen, Buch- und Vignettenschmuck. 163 S., Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - With 24 color plates, text illustrations and vignettes. 163 p., original half cloth boards. First edition. - English text. Einband leicht berieben und angeschmutzt. Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Binding slightly worn and somewhat soiled. Altogether in very good condition. Englisch Band:

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        Le vrai et le faux chic.

      Paris Imprimerie du Succes 1914 1 in-folioParis, Imprimerie Succès, 1914, 1er fascicule in-folio, broché, couverture illustrée d'une paire de ciseaux dorés et gaufrés, titre en noir, 32 pages. Pamphlet dans lequel SEM croque la mode féminine d'avant-guerre et dans lequel il dénonce "le côté ridicule" du faux chic (initié par des couturiers novateurs qui "communiquent leur fantaisie débridée"). En l'opposant au vrai chic fait de "simplicité harmonieuse et discrète" (...) "inspiré par la plus pure tradition française", en citant les couturiers qui oeuvrent en ce sens (Mme Paquin, Mme Chéruit, M. Doeuillet, MM. Worth), les modistes (Georgette ou Demay), en mettant en avant leurs modèles grâce à un trait précis et élégant. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et en couleurs , les pages centrales sont illustrées à pleines pages et en couleurs. Au début et in-fine feuillets publicitaires volants sur papier fort ornés d'illustrations ou photographies contrecollées (manque souvent). Bel album malgré des usures et déchirures en bordure, de fines piqûres et infimes déchirures aux coins des pages publicitaires. (Bénézit, 518 ; Dico-Solo 718).

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        Arbitration of outstanding pecuniary claims between Great Britain and the United States of America. The Cayuga Indians. Volume 1 & 3. Reply to Addendum of the United States Answer and Addendum to the British Reply (3 volumes)

      Government Printing Bureau, Ottawa 1914 - The complete set consists of the following 4 volumes: v. 1. Reply of His Britannic Majesty's Government in support of the claim -- v. 2. Reply of His Britannic Majesty's Government in support of the claim -- v. 3. Reply to addendum of the United States answer and addendum to the British reply -- v. 4. Supplementary annexes to the reply of His Britannic Majesty's government. I have 2 (389 p.), 3 (inscription volumes I and III, 65 p.), 4. (cote et cachet de bibliothèque, 142 p.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amantium Irae Letters Addressed by T.J.S. to Lord and Lady Amberly in 1864-67

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1914. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. Design binding. This edition was limited to 150 copies. Binding by Leonard Mounteney, who began his binding career with Riviere and Sons in London, worked for R.R. Donnelly in Chicago, and went on to found the Cuneo Fine Binding Studio in Milwaukee. Rebound in 3/4 tan hard grained crushed levant, with leather corners and patterned paper sides. The corners of both covers contain a rich gilt flower and leaf pattern, with red leather inlay. This device is repeated in a scroll pattern on both covers near the spine. Chartreuse watered silk endhseets and doublures. Spine decorated with gilt floral design and inlaid with red leather. All edges gilt. Some shelfwear, small losses resulting from lightly bumped corners, and a few small chips to head of spine. Significant offsetting to endsheets; else very good. Mounteney has outdone himself with this binding, featuring an especially attractive floral design to the spine.

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        The Novels and Letters.

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby,, 1914. With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with an introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps. 12 volumes, octavo (212 x 136 mm). Nineteenth-century blue half calf, titles to spine gilt in compartments, floral decorations to spine gilt with red morocco onlaid pieces, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces and numerous coloured plates with captioned tissue guards. An excellent set. Hampshire edition. Limited to 1,250 numbered sets, this set is not numbered. A particularly handsome set of Austen's works.

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        Typed letter signed by John Belling to Calvin B. Bridges dated October 17, 1914.. 2 pages of experiment results in Pencil in Bridges' hand. With 3 offprints of Belling's with Bridges name in ink on cover. The offprint The Mode of Inheritance of Semi-S

      Various, 1914-1927. UNBOUND. Mode of Inheritance (1914) front cover badly chipped and loose, some old tape to spine. "With the writer's compliments" in pen. The two other Belling offprints are: Single and Double Rings at the Reduction Division in Uvularia (1926); The Attachments of Chromosomes at the Reduction Division in Flowering Plants (1927). Letter is folded with bottom left corner cut away. The letter reads: ?I wish to thank you for your papers, especially for the copy of the Chromosome hypothesis applied in Linkage in Lathyrus & Primula. I have met with at least 3 cases of linkage in my own work. I sent a short paper to Punnet, of Cambridge, England, some months ago, pointing out how the results of my work and that of others was dead against the Cambridge hypothesis of somatic segregation, but he did not care to publish it. It seems to me strange that a critical biologist like Bateson should have led his followers in the assumption of such an unsupported and barren hypothesis. Columbia University is leading the world in this line of work. Yours truly, John Belling Botanist? ?Bridges was an American scientist, known for his contributions to the field of genetics. Along with Alfred Sturtevant and H.J. Muller, Bridges was part of the famous fly room of Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia University.? Wikipedia ?Belling used plants such as lilies and hyacinths to demonstrate that segments between non-homogenous chromosomes can interchange. He was able to make accurate estimates of chromosome numbers and proposed that chromomeres, the small condensations along the chromosome, were individual genes.? Wikipedia Calvin Bridges is featured character, in the film The Fly Room (2014). . Very Good.

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        L'infantilisme hypophysaire. Précédé d'une introduction à l'étude des infantilismes et d'une classification des syndromes hypophysaires

      Paris, A. Maloine, 1914. 333 pp., 20 planches en noir, donnant 46 figures. Importante bibliographie broché 1914, 1914, , 333 pp, 20 planches en noir, donnant 46 figures. Importante bibliographie, broché, Édition originale de cette thèse passée sous l'internat du docteur Achille Souques. Stéphen Chauvet (1885-1950), qui deviendra l'un des plus grands collectionneurs d'arts premiers, s'orienta vers la neurologie auprès de Babinski et de Dupré. En collaboration avec Souques, il entreprit dès 1911 la description du nanisme pituitaire causé par les kystes de la fente de Rathke : ils publient ensemble des articles sur le sujet, "Infantilisme hypophisaire" dans la revue Société de neurologie en 1911 et, sous le même titre, dans la Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière en 1913 (Garrisson & Morton n° 3899). Exemplaire provenant des bibliothèques du psychiatre Henri Ey (1900-1977), avec son cachet rouge, et de Henri F. Ellenberger (1905-1993), psychiatre canadien. Couverture usée, trace de colle au dos, mouillure claire sur la tranche de tête et sur la gouttière

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        Oeuvres complètes. 26 volumes dont 1 EO.

      Paris, Calmann-Lévy de 1914 à 1931.1° La Révolte des Anges. 1914 - 416 pages - ÉDITION ORIGINALE couverture jaune et dos conservés. 2° Les Opinions de M. Jérôme Coignard. 1923 - 256 pages. 3° Le Lys rouge. 1923 - 409 pages. 4° Le Livre de mon Ami. 1923 - 318 pages. 5° Les Dieux ont soif. 1923 - 360 pages. 6° L'Ile des Pingouins. 1923 - 419 pages. 7° La Rôtisserie de la Reine Pédaude. 1924 - 384 pages. 8° Le Petit Pierre. 1924 - 338 pages. 9° L'Orme du Mail. 1924 - 340 pages. 10° Le Jardin d'Épicure. 1924 - 238 pages. 11° Les Contes de Jacques Tournebroche. 1924 - 285 pages. 12° L'Étui de Nacre. 1924 - 310 pages. 13° Le Mannequin d'osier. 1925 - 351 pages. 14° L'Anneau d'Améthyste. 1925 - 421 pages. 15° Le Puits de Sainte Claire. 1925 - 301 pages. 16° La Vie en Fleurs. 1925-1927cc - 352 pages. 17° Jocaste et le chat maigre. 1925/1927cc - 295 pages. 18° Thaïs. 1925 - 291 pages. 19° Sur la pierre blanche. 1926 - 320 pages. 20° Monsieur Bergeret à Paris. 1927 - 404 pages. 21° Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard. 1927/1928cc - 323 pages. 22° Balthasar. 1928 - 257 pages. 23° Pierre Nozière. 1926/1928cc - 326 pages. 24° Le Génie latin. 1929 - 405 pages. 25° Crainquebille, Putois et Riquet. 1930 - 269 pages. 26° Rabelais. 1930/1931cc - 246 pages.Couvertures bleues conservées pour ces 25 volumes. Reliure demi chagrin bleu marine à coins. Dos à 4 nerfs, titre et auteur dorés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12°(19x13).

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        Souvenirs Entomologiques. Etudes sur l'Instinct et les Moeurs des Insectes. Edition Définitive Illustrée. De la 1ère série à la 10ème; suivies de La Vie de J.-H. Fabre par le Docteur G.-V. Legros.

      paris Delagrave 1914-1951 et 1902 11Ensemble de 11 volumes de format grand in 8° de VIII, 378; IV, 372; II, 460; II, 360; II, 384; II, 454; II, 426; II, 412; II, 400; II, 430 pp.; ainsi que XVI, 440 pp. pour l'ouvrage de Legros. Très nombreuses héliogravures en hors texte, figures dans le texte. Reliure uniforme pour les 11 volumes en demi veau blond, décor de filets dorés et de fleurs estampées aux dos; titres et tomaisons dorés. Couvertures conservées. On joint Hollar (Henri) J.H. Fabre; Paris, Fischbacher, 1924; ouvrage illustré de 3 reproductions photographiques (Défraîchi). Très bel exemplaire à l'état de neuf.

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        La Sandale ailée. Illustrations de A. Calbet.

      Paris Société des Amis du livre moderne 1914 in-4 reliure signée Paris, Société des Amis du livre moderne, 1914. 25,5 x 19 cm (R), in-4, (6) 222 (3) pp. - 10 planches en couleurs hors texte sous serpentes légendées dont 1 en frontispice, 9 larges en-têtes en couleurs, 117 gravures sur bois d'ornement en bistre, bleu, rose, vert et gris dans le texte, reliure de l'époque de plein maroquin vert empire, dos à 5 nerfs orné de filets dorés et de fers à motif de feuillage, motif floral géométrique mosaïqué de deux teintes orange répété, fers sur les nerfs, plats ornés de 9 filets d'encadrement concentriques, dont l'un orné d'un motif floral mosaïqué répété 26 fois et un autre d'un fer à motif de feuillage répété 22 fois, doublure de moire vert empire clair, contreplats ornés de 11 filets dorés en encadrement, doubles filets sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, étui rond bordé, couvertures et dos conservés (reliure signée Marius Magnin). Tirage unique à 150 exemplaires, celui-ci l'un des 15 mis dans le commerce (n° 140), enrichi d'un SECOND ETAT en noir bistré des 19 illustrations en couleurs. Les illustrations ont été reproduites en couleurs par Léon Marotte selon son procédé. Bel exemplaire superbement établi par Marius Magnin (dos un peu passé et très légèrement frotté). (MONOD, 9577 ; CARTERET, IV, 336 : "belle publication cotée") Très bon

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        Le sicilien.

      Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, 1914. Cm. 23,5, pp. (10) 38 (2). Con una grande testata e 5 tavole fuori testo a colori. Bella legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da cornici decorative; dentelles e dublures interne. Tagli dorati. Entro custodia. Legatura firmata Hauri. Entro custodia. Minimo segno d'uso ad una cerniera ed alla custodia. Edizione in tiratura limitata complessiva di 150 esemplari. Il presente appartiene alla tiratura di 14 esemplari messi in commercio comportante tre suite delle illustrazioni: la prima in bistro e stampata su Japon; la seconda in nero stampata su Japon e la terza a colori e stampata su "Chine". L'illustratore fu costumista e scenografo nei maggiori teatri di Parigi.

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        La Vénerie française contemporaine

      Paris, Adolphe Le Goupy, 1914. Fort in-folio, cart. éd. / Thick folio, publisher's case-binding. Un des meilleurs livres publiés sur la vénerie. Nombreuses illustrations, musiques de chasse. Remarquable cartonnage éditeur, orné de bois de cerf colorés. Envoi de l'auteur, avec une charmante petite aquarelle originale. / One of the finest books ever published about venery. Numerous illustrations, hunt melodies. Remarkable green cloth, adorned with color stag antlers. 600 copies. Inscribed by the author, with a small original watercolor. * Thiébaud, 772. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Les caves du Vatican

      Paris, NRF, 1914. In-8, 282pp & 293pp. Importante édition originale de ce qui fut un échec avant de devenir un de ses plus célèbres ouvrages. Un des 550 sur Arches (n°402), seul grand papier. Reliures demi-chagrin noir à bandes, dos lisses, tête dorée, belles marges, couvertures conservées, quelques petits défauts. Ex-libris gravé sur chaque volume. Exemplaire dans une reliure de très bonne facture.

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        Les Caves du Vatican. 2 volumes.

      Sotie par l'auteur de Paludes. ÉDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 550 exemplaires sur papier à chandelles des papeteries d'Arches au filigrane de la Nouvelle Revue Française, avec un portrait de l'auteur, au vernis mou, par Paul-Albert Laurens.Paris, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française - 1914. 281 et 293 pages. Contrôlé. Ouvrage broché sous couverture orange imprimée. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8°(23x14).

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        Sur le chemin de la vie (Souvenirs). Portrait de l'auteur.

      Paris, Crès et Cie, 1914, in-8, broché, frontispice portrait de l'auteur, XII-314 pages, (2) feuillets(Achevé d'imprimer à Niort et catalogue de l'éditeur), couverture imprimée sur vergé gris, rempliée. Un des 60 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial, premier grand papier.EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA PLUS GRANDE RARETE. Cet ouvrage, publié à la veille de la Grande Guerre, fut probablement détruit en grande partie, à moins qu'un précieux stock ne dorme encore dans un endroit oublié. Il est, à notre avis, le plus rare des ouvrages de Drumont qui y évoque sa jeunesse, ses origines, le sens de son combat, de ses outrances, de ses souvenirs littéraires, de sa candidature à l'Académie Française et ses souvenirs d'inondé en 1910.Bien-sûr, Drumont reste Drumont et l'ouvrage n'est pas exempt de quelques passages antisémites.

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        Carte autographe signée à son frère Louis Muller

      Format 140 x 90 mm, mine de plomb. Sur une carte de correspondance des Armées de la République UNE DE SES DERNIÈRES LETTRES DANS LAQUELLE IL RELATIVISE SES EXPLOITS" le 7 septembre 1914, D'abord, bonjour. Veux-tu, ensuite, vieux Louis, remercier en mon nom les aimables confères qui ont si gentiment annoncé ma promotion. S'ils te demandent des détails, tu pourras leur dire que je n'ai rien fait de plus que les autres. Le hasard m'a rendu chef de poste dans un endroit assez exposé où j'ai tenu le temps pendant lequel on m'avait dit de tenir. Voilà, tous les soldats et ceux de mes camarades qui étaient sous mes ordres ont connu exactement les même risques que moi. J'ai eu le seul mérite du sang-froid et de quelques ingéniosités dans les dispositifs de combat. Par ailleurs, il n'y a pas de quoi faire hauts cris. Il se passe tous les jours des faits d'armes assurément plus épatants que celui-là. Puisse cette lettre enfin t'arriver. Reçois pour toi et communique à tous mes affections et amitiés. Ton vieux Charles." Charles-Paul-Émile MULLER, né à Elbeuf, participe à la bataille de Belgique en faisant preuve d'une grande bravoure. Il est nommé sous-lieutenant puis lieutenant au 21e RI. Il meurt blessé par un obus de l'artillerie allemande, à Longueval, le 26 septembre 1914. "Un esprit. Toute son œuvre est là qui en témoigne. "A la manière de...", ces pastiches qui surpassent, en finesse et en profondeur, les meilleures critiques littéraires. Mil neuf cent douze, cette revue satirique, écrite avec Régis Gignoux et qui, représentée pour le première fois le 17 avril 1912, restera comme un tableau de mœurs, d'une verve étincelante... [...] A quoi bon commenter ces œuvres légères et profondes ? Le mieux n'est-il pas de les relire, c'est-à-dire de les aimer ? " (R. Escholier). Ce titre fait parti de notre catalogue "ECRIVAINS MORTS A LA GUERRE" disponible en version électronique sur simple demande.

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        Der Weltkrieg. Für die Jugend erzählt von Franz Arnim. Mit 12 Original-Steinzeichnungen u. vielen Schwarz-Weiß-Bildern von Adolf Uzarski.

      Düsseldorf, Ernst Ohle, (1914). . Erste Ausgabe. - Doderer, Lex. KJL IV, S. 526; Doderer/ Müller, Bilderbuch 792; Murken, Uzarski 1. - Widmungsgedicht: "Den Gefallenen"; Der Beginn des Krieges; Der Ausmarsch; Die Erstürmung von Lüttich; Die Schlacht in den Vogesen; Die Schlacht bei Tannenberg; Die Ãœbergabe von Longwy; Vom Seekrieg; Die Schlacht bei Krasnik; Namur, Maubeuge, Givet; U 9 und Emden; Antwerpen; Die lange Schlachtlinie. Der Krieg in den deutschen Kolonien. - Dieser Bilderbucherstling des Künstlers u. Schriftstellers Adolf Uzarski (1885-1970) zeigt den Illustrator u. späteren satirischen Zeichner noch ganz am Anfang seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung, beeinflusst von der wilhelminischen Historienmalerei u. "angesteckt" vom Hurrapatriotismus der Textvorlage Arnims (vgl. Lex. KJL a.a.O.). - Einband wasserrandig u. bestoßen, vereinz. (stock-) fleckig; im Ganzen gut.

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        Blackfoot texts from the southern peigans blackfoot reservation teton county Montana with the help of Black-Horse-Rider

      - Johannes Müller, Amsterdam 1914, 18,5x27,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione inglese. Binding per aprire la carta bradel pettinati, liscio indietro, come parte del Marocco nero, copertine conservato (primo piatto con piccoli restauri marginali), elegante pastiche vincolante firmato Thomas Boichot. Tribute autografo firmato dall'autore nella parte superiore della prima piastra di copertura. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction anglaise. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, couvertures conservées (premier plat comportant de petites restaurations marginales), élégante reliure pastiche signée de Thomas Boichot. Hommage autographe signé de Josselin de Jong en tête du premier plat de couverture.

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        The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

      Victoria, B.C.: Printed by William H. Cullin, 1914. 1st. Hardcover. PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION by W. A. Newcombe, son of the author who assisted him with this book. First Edition. 8vo. 69pp. 8 map plates (one folding) protected with descriptive tissue guards. From the library of noted naturalist and author, Harry Schelwald Swarth, with his gilt and black leather bookplate. Tan cloth with black lettering. 2 tipped in errata sheets, Offsetting from bookplate & inked date to ffep else a fine copy. Archives of British Columbia Memoir No. 1. Here Newcombe, a leading authority on the early exploration of the North-West Coast, "...vindicated the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separtae the island from the mainland of British Columbia and this contention is borne out in Menzies' journal." - John Forsyth. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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      Boston: The Page Company, [1914]., 1914. First edition. First edition. of this scarce early collection of stories about a female sleuth. Name on free front fly leaf mild scuffing to illustration on front cover, a hint of rubbing to bottom of spine, but overall a near fine copy of a fragile book. TAD Volume 10, Number 1, page 73 says "A 'solo' mystery volume and a masterpiece. Weir presents a series of short stories in which detective Mack solves crimes in a manner quite ahead of her times. Weir's book is the only one of its period to contain stories woven in the fashion of the golden thirties--a decade in which suspense, mystery,, adventure, and deductive reasoning all combined to give us some of the greatest mysteries of all time. There is absolutely nothing dated in Weir's stories--all can be read today with much pleasure. The first tale, "The Man with Nine Lives," is a locked-room mystery in which Madelyn gives her formula for success" solving problems like mathematics, adding, and subtracting given factors until the only correct answer is left, and coupling this technique with understanding of the human motives for crimes. Madelyn is sent a letter from a prominent author who fears someone is trying to murder him as he has been shot from ambush, poisoned, and seven other attempts have been made on his life. The next story, "The Missing Bridegroom," features a dying message. A wealthy bridegroom vanishes, then is found a presumed suicide - till Madelyn investigates. Then follows "Cinderella's Slipper," containing a false alibi clue. The well-liked secretary to a senator is found stabbed to death; a woman's slipper and the dead man's spectacles are Madelyn's only clues. The final two stories are good ones about a vanishing corpse ("The Bullet from Nowhere") and a fingerprint that is not a fingerprint ("The Purple Thumb"). 'Tis a pity Weir wrote nothing further in our genre."

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        Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut.

      Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier. Illustrations de Robert Engels. 48 compositions en couleurs. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, H. Piazza 1914. 195 pages.Belle reliure plein maroquin vert janséniste signée G. Levitzky. Dos à nerfs au titre doré. Double filet dorés sur les coupes. Large débordement de maroquin sur les contreplats, ornés de multiple filets et pointillés dorés. Tranches dorées. Gardes soie verte moirée. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Étui carton avec liseré. Très Bon état. Format in-8°(24x18).

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        Gitane sur la pointe des pieds

      Aquarelle originale, encre de Chine et poudre d'or sur carton signée et datée (1914) par l'artiste Format dessin : 15cm x 22,5cm Très bon état Provenant de la collection privée de Mme Bravi Soledad (petite-fille de l'artiste) Vendue encadrée

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        L'infantilisme hypophysaire. Précédé d'une introduction à l'étude des infantilismes et d'une classification des syndromes hypophysaires

      1914 - 333 pp., 20 planches en noir, Paris, A. Maloine, 1914, , 333 pp, 20 planches en noir, donnant 46 figures. Importante bibliographie, broché, Édition originale de cette thèse passée sous l'internat du docteur Achille Souques. Stéphen Chauvet (1885-1950), qui deviendra l'un des plus grands collectionneurs d'arts premiers, s'orienta vers la neurologie auprès de Babinski et de Dupré. En collaboration avec Souques, il entreprit dès 1911 la description du nanisme pituitaire causé par les kystes de la fente de Rathke : ils publient ensemble des articles sur le sujet, "Infantilisme hypophisaire" dans la revue Société de neurologie en 1911 et, sous le même titre, dans la Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière en 1913 (Garrisson & Morton n° 3899). Exemplaire provenant des bibliothèques du psychiatre Henri Ey (1900-1977), avec son cachet rouge, et de Henri F. Ellenberger (1905-1993), psychiatre canadien. Couverture usée, trace de colle au dos, mouillure claire sur la tranche de tête et sur la gouttière. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le coeur populaire

      - Eugène Rey, Paris 1914, 16x20,5cm, broché. - Originale, uno dei 125 esemplari numerati sul Giappone Edition, testina di stampa. Autograph firmata dall'autore Felix Rey arricchito autografo poesia. Libro illustrato, frontespizio, un ritratto dell'autore, firmato a matita dall'artista Steinlen e inciso incisione. Guardia leggermente e parzialmente ombreggiato, bella copia di tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 125 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Jehan Rictus à Félix Rey enrichi d'un poème autographe. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un portrait de l'auteur signée au crayon de papier par Steinlen et gravé à l'eau-forte. Gardes légèrement et partiellement ombrées, agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Researches into Chinese Superstitions, Vol I-VII

      Shanghai, T'Usewei Printing, 1914-1922. 7 volumes, 8-vo, illustrated boards sewn at spine as issued, profusely illustrated with coloured plates, very good condition. Researches into Chinese Superstitions by Henri Doré, translated by M. Kennelly. This set is a rare collection of the seven first volumes translated in english (on 11 published). First part: Superstitious Practices. Vol I: Birth, Marriage, Death (1914) -XXI-155 pp., 8 photogravures, 75 chromos. Vol II: Charms and Spells (1915)- XV-72 pp., 2 photogravures, 153 chromos. Vol III: Mode of Writing and Explanation of Charms and Spells (1916) -XXVIII-93 pp., 89 fac-simile. Vol IV: Divination - Vain Observances (1917) -XXV-144 pp., 4 photogravures, 32 chromos. Vol V: Vain Observances;Annual religious Festivals and Customs; Animals, trees and Plants Endowed with Marvellous Powers (1918) - XXIV -271 pp.,1 photogravure, 53 chromos. Second Part: Chinese Pantheon; Vol VI: The principal Triads;Gods Principally Worshipped by the literati; Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, etc. (1920) - XXIV-223 pp., 5 photogravures, 2 fac-simile, 32 chromos. Vol VII: The Buddhist Hades; The 18 Arhats or Lohans, The Buddhist Patriarchs, etc. (1922) -XV-263 pp., 2 photogravures, 67 chromos.

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      (Hammersmith): Doves Press, 1914. Large octavo. 181pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in red and black. This collection was first mentioned as a tentative future project along with the collection by Keats in March, 1913, with a publication date eventually set for June, 1914. After T. J. Cobden-Sanderon's long illness, he became very senstive to any imperfections in his printing, blaming his age for his "growing inability to energize the Press to its finger-tips." Despite his fears, this work lives up to the high standards and fine quality one expects from the Press. Enclosed in chemise and matching half leather slipcase. With the morocco bookl abel of renowned bibliophile Charles C. Kalbfleisch to inside front cover, which has offset to the front flyleaf. Very fine in the original full vellum. (Tidcombe DP35).

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.

      London. Hodder & Stoughton. (Engraved and Printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd., Banbury). [1914].. 1914. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to, 28cm, The First edition, 206p., blue cloth with gilt lettering and design. With 25 tipped in colour plates on extra stock paper mounted under captioned tissue guards, illustrated title page and 34 line drawings and chapter heading devices, decorated black and gold pictorial endpapers, in the original dark blue cloth, gilt decorated, illustrated and spine titles, with gilt panel decorations and block titles on the upper cover designed by Nielsen, slightest rub to head, tail, spine edges and corners, very faint browning to endpapers. Occasional very slight pale foxing to margins, Plates and guards perfect, expertly restored, a fine copy (cgc) One of the most sought after books from the era of great illustrated books. .

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      - (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1914). Thick large 4to, full vellum with elaborate gilt decorations on cover and spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, small area of front and rear lower corners of cover discolored else VG-Fine with original silk ties. 1st edition, LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY DULAC (this not numbered). A most sumptuous and beautiful book, illustrated by Dulac with 23 tipped - in color plates on gilt decorated mounts with lettered guards and with gilt decorations and borders on text pages. One of Dulac's most lovely and desired books and very scarce in the limited edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Busra Times (Two issues)

      29th November 21st May 1915 1914 - Two separate Newspapers. Issue number 1. Special Edition. (53 x 38 cms) -one printed sheet - text in Arabic and English, slight frayed and chipped at edges, some spotting; otherwise in good condtion. [AND] First Persian edition - one 4 page sheet with text in Arabic on 3 sides. Professionally de-acidified, framed and glazed with acid-free matting. The British fostered the development of a press with the establishment of The Basra Times on 29 November 1914. It was a government paper until commercialization in 1921. Busra, also known as Basra, is Iraq's second largest city and principal port. It was occupied by the British in World War I. The editior and founder Major Lionel Hugh Branson (1879-1946) was an English officer who served with the Indian Army from 1899 until 1922. He was also well known as a magician and conjuror and published a book, Indian Conjuring Tricks. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PETER PAN PORTFOLIO from Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie. NY: Brentano's 1914. Folio (16 x 21 1/2"), yellow silk more with tan cloth spine and corners, bound with original yellow ribbon (lacing loose). This copy ise AS NEW IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOX! (box slightly worn on edges else remarkably clean and solid), LIMITED TO ONLY 300 NUMBERED COPIES FOR AMERICA. Featuring 12 of the most magnificent proof-size mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards. The detail and colors are breath-taking and the large size of the plates does justice to Rackham's mastery. The images were selected by Rackham as his favorite and are much larger than their book appearances. The plates are the sizes of the original art and in some cases larger. In fact this portfolio was issued so that people could frame the plates for display, thus it is rare to find it complete. This is a beautiful book, rare in any condition but especially so in such amazing condition in the box. Latimore and Haskell p.39.

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        Karl Staafs egen samling tidningsurklipp rörande den konstitutionella krisen.

      [1914]. (Ur antikvariates Bondetågskatalog från 2015.) Mapp med 20 kuvert adresserade till Karl Staaff. Samtliga kuvert innehåller en mängd tidningsurklipp från franska och schweiziska tidningar rörande bondetåget och främst den konstitutionella konflikten. Alla tidningsurklipp fästa vid en liten papperslapp som anger tidning med mera, samt en datumstämpel. Karl Staaff använde sig av en prenumerationstjänst eller klippbyrå - på franska "argus de la presse" och har på det sättet skaffat sig en uppfattning om utländska pressrösters syn på det svenska politiska läget. Består i huvudsak av klipp från januari till april 1914. Ur antikvariatets Bondetågskatalog från 2015.

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      (Hammersmith): Doves Press, 1914. Large octavo. 203pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in red and black. This collection was first mentioned as a tentative future project along with the collection by Shelley in March, 1913, with a publication date eventually set for October, 1914. However, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's long illness and the outbreak of war in August, 1914 pushed the publication date to January, 1915. This was the last anthology of English poetry printed at the Press. Enclosed in chemise and matching half-leather slipcase. Very fine in the original full vellum. (Tidcombe DP36).

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        The Master of the World: A Tale of Mystery and Marvel.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1914.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Octavo. pp. 317. With 30 engraved plates including frontispiece. In publisher's green cloth with colour titles / pictorial design to spine and upper board. Light browning throughout; wear to edges. Good overall. First published in French as 'Maitre du Monde' in 1904, 'The Master of the World' is a sequel to 'Robur the Conqueror' and Verne's penultimate finished novel. The 1961 film of the same title staring Charles Bronson and Vincent Price was loosely based on the plot of both books.

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        CORRIERE DEI PICCOLI 1914 01-52

      CORRIERE DEI PICCOLI supplemento illustrato del Corriere della Sera Anno VI 1914 nn. 1-52 anno completo rilegato in volume mezza tela 24 x 31 cm b/n Stato di Conservazione: BUONO/OTTIMO! Segni di umidità. Strappo ricomposto in tutte le pagine del n. 49 I numeri da 1 a 33 e da 43 a 52 hanno la sovraccoperta.

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        «Rythmes Colorés»

      Texte de 1914 écrit et illustré par Léopold SURVAGE. Préface de Jean Cassou. Éditions Christophe Czwiklitzer, 1969.In-plano (69x59cm), sous portefeuille en toile noire à rabats.Très bel album comprenant 5 lithos en couleurs (52x65cm) numérotées et signées, réalisées par L. SURVAGE à l'âge de 89 ans ! Cette appellation de «Rythmes colorés» a été créée en 1911 et les séries de ces toiles se trouvent dans les musées new-yorkais ainsi qu'à la Cinémathèque de Paris. 3 tirages à 75 ex. sur vélin comportant respectivement le texte en français, anglais et allemand. Celui-ci comporte le texte en français. Album très rare à trouver complet !

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        Archive - WWI Manuscript Letters, Photographs of British Noble and Bolshevik Sympathizer

      France, 1914. Italy, Russia, France, 1914-1917. Archive of British peer Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, at the time serving in France as an officer of the Yorkshire Hussars, comprising 30 manuscript letters, 3 postcards, several receipts, 1 expense journal, and 5 photographs. Letters are all addressed to Beckett and penned by various family and friends, several from his wife, largely pertaining to the First World War and his father's exquisite estate in Italy, and features one letter with excellent content of his sister's Russian connections and participation in the Revolution. Most letters are accompanied by the original covers, most are 8vo. double-leafs. A large portrait photograph of Beckett taken circa 1914, shows him in formal Yorkshire Hussars uniform, the photo measuring 13,5 x 19,5 cm and mounted on thick cardstock. Also including two original photographs of Russian Prince and painter Pierre Troubetzkoy (1864-1936), who was in London in 1914 and who was most certainly affiliated with Ralph's sister the revolutionary enthusiast. The lot in very good condition. Letters from his sister Lucille prove to be especially interesting as she was quite preoccupied with Russia and most enthusiastic to work alongside her Revolutionary Russian friends. In 1917 she was "in the know" of secret plans being conjured by radical youths; she was actively involved in promoting a propaganda magazine in Italy; she was invigorated by the revolutionary campaigns and envisioned her future in Russia endorsing change. Sir Winston Churchill was a guest at the Beckett's Italian villa and provided some good information regarding Italian law when Ralph inherited the historic property from his father, the latter being mentioned in a letter from Ralph's wife in 1917. Photographs of friends or acquaintances are presumably taken at Villa Cimbrone, identified as Captain Shaw-Kennedy [of the Coldstream Guards], Mrs. Menzies, Mr. Bertie Sheriffe, and the Ruissian Prince and artist Pierre Troubetzkoy. Beckett's receipts reveal some of his personal interests and commitments, such as horse racing and fine cigars, as well as the required accoutrements of a colonial mounted infantry. Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963), was best known as Captain Lord Grimthorpe, and was attached to the Yorkshire Hussars, having joined the regiment on 11 January 1914. With British Expeditionary Force 17th Crops, he was sent to France to fight in the Great War, earning the rank of Lieutenant. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Yorkshire Hussars from 1936 and 1940, and also fought in World War II, being mentioned in despatches. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Having inherited Villa Cimbrone in Italy, in 1917, he made it available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Ralph was later a banker and managed the firm Beckett & Co in Leeds, a private bank which issued its own notes, and which would later become part of the Westminster Bank. He also managed the aeronautical firm Airspeed Ltd. A well-known breeder of racehorses, his Fortina won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1947 and Fragrant Mac won the Scottish Grand National in 1952. With the rank of Captain, Ralph Beckett, known as Lord Grinthorpe, participated in Allied campaigns in France with the British Expeditionary Force 17th Corps. There he received letters replete with commentary on the First World War as events unfolded in all parts of the globe, from his wife Mary, sister Lucille, other sympathetic relatives and friends. From the perspective of British nobility, this letter archive presents real imagery pf harsh sufferings and loss inflicted to individuals and communities by a war, oddly juxtaposed against the "sans souci" life of the privileged upper-class. On one hand reporting of bombings and tragedy, on the other pre-occupied with exquisite drapery and furnishings for a grand villa... some occasions sympathetic to those losing family and home, other occasions blind patriotism denying the possibility of national defeat... together the writers create a most unusual and somewhat paradoxical picture of wartime in Europe. His sister Lucille Katherine Beckett wrote him in 1917, from Rome and from Tuscany, four letters and one postcard. One of the letters reveals her connection to Russian Revolutionaries and her personal involvement in the movement. Her correspondence largely discusses matters of their father's estate, in particular the Villa Cimbrone, lawyers in Salerno addressing Italian laws, issues of a cistern to water the gardens, a tennis court, beautiful Chinese furniture, Russian books, and other assets contained within it. She speaks of her Russian connections, likely through her husband Count Otto Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, whom she married in 1903, thus becoming a member of an ancient Bohemian noble family of Czechoslovakia. A scant few references to the war appear in her correspondence, including encouragement for her younger brother Ralph. Lucille further discusses her fascination for Russia, her revolutionary participation in spreading propaganda following the February Revolution (March 1917) and abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, and her zeal for continued involvement in the cause. Excerpts from Lucille's letter dated 25 April 1917: "How splendid the offensive has been in the West, the Boches must be beginning to feel fairly sick, if we go on this way we will have them... they will have to draw back... though judging the way they have been treating the towns of France which they evacuate... it is rather hoped that they will be forced to one for peace before evacuating Belgium... It would be ghastly if they treated Brussels, Liege, Antwerp etc as they are treating French towns. They are perfectly capable of it..." "Heaven knows where I shall live after this war. I think it is a question of Italy or Russia... Russia tempts me tremendously especially now, since the Revolution it's the most interesting country in the world... I have several friends there who are in with all the Revolutionaries, and who will certainly play a prominent rôle, so one would be right in the midst of things and find plenty of work to do." "I simply horrify Aunt Kitty with all this, she says I am a Revolutionary and will come to a bad end, and don't think people ought to accumulate wealth, but in spite of Aunt Kitty's horror..." "I am getting to know some the Italians who are really working and doing something for the country and who are in the midst of the young foreward movement... I hear what they are doing, their plans for the future, and I see Italy from an entirely new point of view." "... I know those Czechs and hear about the Slavs movement and what their aims and ideals are for their nations, both in Poland, Bohemia, and the Balkans, and I've been able to do my small bit in the way of helping. Then I am trying to push a magazine, a sort of artistic and literary one, and I have plans for things that may be done at Ravello, so you see life is deeply interesting." "... I am far too strong and energetic to lead an idle society life... Of course the only regular work I do at present is the Red Cross and Lady Rodd's shop..." End Excerpts. Thirteen (13) letters and two (2) postcards are from his first wife Mary Alice Archdale and contain details of their personal life, including their interest in his late father's Italian residence, Villa Cimbrone at Ravello, now a famous and prestigious hotel. One of her letters mentions Sir Winston Churchill, who is known to have visited the Becketts at their villa. Naturally, she reports on war news, bombings in London, and the like. When writing the earliest letters Mary was still his fiancé, living at Bushey House in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire. She frequently signs, "your devoted and loving Tiny M." or simply M. They couple married on 3 September 1914. [Mary was the daughter of Colonel Mervyn Henry Archdale, Irish soldier, High Sheriff, MP for Fermanagh, Freemason, and inheritor of Castle Archdale. Her mother was Mary de Bathe born into baronetcy.] Excerpts from the letters written by Beckett's wife Mary: "Pemberton seemed a little surprised you had not written or given me verbal instructions as to your intentions with regard to Ravello... having heard at length from Mr. Churchill in the matter of Italian Law which demands you saying whether or no you intend taking Cimbrone with the obligations attached..." "Cowans... here for dinner... unpleasant remarks... 'The Italians will certainly take Trieste... The French will take the Plateau'... However he was most optimistic and fully expecting the Germans to crack up ere long..." "I hear the Nicke de Bathe has given up his job on the staff and went into the Flying Corps to France..." "... they have been suffering in America... it already has been proved of Germany, evil determination to force a war on the world, one which let's hope will teach her a hard lesson and make it impossible to repeat the crime again......" "For the moment the news looks fairly grim. Russia is so depressing... movements in France... moonlight raids are so awful the damage they do, when I went to London on Wednesday ... smashed and shattered houses... also dropped a bomb on Charing X & hospital and the little theatre" "... Cowans is coming over for tea, he goes to Paris I fancy tomorrow to have a jolly with the Duchess of R. [Russia?] who is there for more than one reason I believe..." End Excerpts. [The Mr. Cowans mentioned in the above letters may be General Sir John Stephen Cowans (1862-1921), Quartermaster-General to the Forces, who in 1919 received the highest order of Greece.] Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963) was the son of British banker and Conservative politician Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917) and his first wife Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891). Ernest Beckett sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Whitby from 1885 until 1905 when he inherited the Grimthorpe peerage. He later became a partner in the banking firm of Beckett & Co, of Leeds, owned by his father. He was also a captain in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry. Ralph would succeed him at the bank and also join the Yorkshire Hussars regiment. In 1904, Ernest Beckett bought a ruined farmhouse outside Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. He expanded it and transformed it into a fortified palatial residence with towers, battlements and a mixture of Arabic, Venetian and Gothic details. He called it Villa Cimbrone. Between the house and the cliff edge he redevelopped the garden, high above the Gulf of Salerno. The garden is an eccentric mixture of formal, English rose beds, Moorish tea houses, picturesque grottoes and classical temples. After Earnest Beckett's death in 1917, the villa passed to his son Ralph. Ernest Beckett's daughter Lucy (Lucille Katherine Beckett, 1884-1979) also lived at the villa, where she was a keen gardener and breeder of roses, including the "Rose of Ravello" in the thirties. Ralph made Villa Cimbrone available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Many famous visitors came to the villa during the Beckett family's ownership including Sir Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, Vita Sackville-West, Edward James, Diana Mosley, Henry Moore, T. S. Eliot, Jean Piaget, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Greta Garbo and her then-lover Leopold Stokowski. The villa was sold in 1960 to the Vuilleumier family, who used it first as a private family home, and for the past few years as a hotel. Around the time of the Second World War the villa began to see decline. Marco Vuilleumier decided to undertake the task of recovering, conserving and protecting the cultural heritage site. It has indeed been restored to its former standing as a prestigious historical site and botanical garden. For centuries an aristocratic residence, Villa Cimbrone is now an exclusive, refined Hotel de Charme overlooking the Bay of Sorrento. The villa is now composed of many salvaged architectural elements from other parts of Italy and elsewhere. Little of the original structure remains visible. The first reliable mentions of Villa Cimbrone can be found around the 11th century, intermingling with those of Ravello's golden era. The origins of its name come from the rocky outcrop on which it stands: this was part of a large estate with lush vegetation covering over eight hectares that was known as "Cimbronium". It initially belonged to the aristocratic Acconciajoco family. In the mid 1300s it passed into the hands of the powerful and wealthy Fuscos, a noble family from Ravello who were related to the Pitti family in Florence and the D'Angiò family from Naples. Ralph's mother is an American heiress Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891), who died after birthing him. Known to her friends as Luie. She and Ernest Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe, married on 4 October 1883. Their marriage was announced in Vanity Fair. They had 3 children: Lucy Katherine Beckett (born 1884), Helen Muriel Beckett (born 1886), and Ralph William Ernest Beckett (born 1891). Luie died after bearing him their son and heir, Ralph William Ernest Beckett. [Ernest also fathered a son, Lancelot, and a daughter, Violet, with Mrs Alice Keppel, the mistress of the Prince of Wales and great-grandmother of the present Duchess of Cornwall. Both children were illegitimate. Ralph therefore, was a half-brother to Violet Trefusis (née Keppel), daughter of royal mistress Alice Keppel.] Ralph's great uncle Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, an architect and horologist, designed the clock mechanism of Big Ben. Yorkshire Hussars in the First World War: In May 1916 it was decided that the static nature of the war required a rethink of the cavalry role and that the cavalry regiments were to work as units within a Corps, and that the Corps Commander would control their movements. On 10th May 1916 the Yorkshire Hussars were reunited as a regiment under 17th Corps, at Gouy-en-Ternois. On 1st June there was a new Commanding Officer, Lt-Col W Pepys of 13th Hussars. They later moved to Berles, between Arras and St Pol, where they remained for more than a year. The initial delight at being a united regiment with the prospect of cavalry action began to wear off as winter approached and the new year produced no more hope. In Nov 1916 their Commanding Officer left and was replaced by newly promoted Lt-Col Eley. They spent the winter at Warne and then moved to Berles and Habarcq. Here, on 14th Aug 1917, they were given the sad news that the regiment was to be broken up and used as reinforcements to various infantry battalions. Russian Prince and painter Pietro (Pierre) Troubetzkoy (1864-1936) was from a cosmopolitan family, his father being a politician. Pietro made painting his career, although he also sculpted. He studied under Daniele Ranzoni and Achille Tominetti. He travelled to England as a youth of only eighteen and received commissions from a number of society figures, being elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1891. It is testament to his juvenile talent that among these was the English Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (the portrait is now in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh). From England he went to New York and Washington, taking commissions and exhibiting his paintings at all the principle shows. In 1896 Prince Troubetzkoy married American novelist and playwright Amélie Louise Rives, the couple having met at a party hosted by the famous Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. Amelie learned everything she could about her new husband, including his life as a painter of portraits for members of the aristocracy. Together they travelled extensively, and made a trip to London in 1914. They lived in America and also in Europe. In 1914 novel, Amelie published a novel titled "World's End" which was reputed to be the best seller in New York City at the time. Pietro died in Virginia in 1936. Among his more acclaimed commissions were portraits of the American judge, John Marshall Harlan (collection of the Supreme Court of the United States), of Anna Maria Gallina and Giacinto Gallina, of his own brothers Luigi and Paolo, of the Contessa Cassini, Conte Giuseppe della Gherardesca, Miss Bessie Abbott, General George A. Gariestone, Viscountess Castlereagh, Mrs Benjamin Guinness and the acclaimed American artist James Jebusa Shannon (exhibited, Society Portraits, Colnagi and Clarendon Galleries, 1985, no. 65). His style owed something to the work of John Singer Sargent and the present work is typical of the artist's broad handling of paint, with highlights applied with a somewhat dry brush. Today his works are represented in many private collections, and in the Galleria d'Arte moderna in Milan. Pietro's younger brother Paolo became internationally acclaimed as a sculptor. Pietro's father, Prince Troubetskoy, was a Russian diplomat and general, and was sometime Governor of Smolensk. On a diplomatic mission to Italy in the 1860s the Prince met a well known American singer by the name of Ada Winans in Florence, and together they set up home at Ghiffa on Lake Maggiore. He was already married to a Russian at the time, and it was not until 1870 that he divorced his first wife and was able to recognise the three children born of Ada; the eldest of these, who subsequently inherited the title, was Pietro, who was born in Milan in 1864. An interest in botany led the Prince to create spectacular gardens at their home, Villa Ada, where he and his wife entertained many well-known bohemian figures of the day. [Pietro Troubetzkoy's papers are held at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. The papers of the Rives family 1822-1945 are also held there.] . Very Good.

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        La Connestable. Conte imagé, gravé et enluminé par Albert Robida.

      Paris, imprimé par Charles Meunier (Par la Société Typographique de Châteaudun), 1914 ; in-folio (358 mm), demi maroquin à coins bordeaux, dos à quatre nerfs encadrant l'auteur et le titre doré, décor de bouquets de roses, filets pointillés dans un double encadrement dorés, tête dorée sur témoins, plats de couverture montés sur onglet, non rogné (Charles Septier) ; [6], VIII, 42, [2] pp, 13 gravures enluminées, suite sur Chine de toutes les gravures sauf le frontispice.Edition originale de ces illustrations ; toutes les pages ont soit un encadrement soit une figure avec un encadrement, dans le style du moyen-âge, gravés à l'eau-forte par Robida. Ouvrage tiré à 40 exemplaires, celui-ci N°39 des 24 sur Hollande teinté, contenant une suite à part sur Chine de toutes les gravures (sauf le frontispice). L'ouvrage est en très bel état, la suite sur chine a quelques rousseurs plutôt claires, éparses ; le tout est dans une reliure fort décorative en parfait état.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. ("Herm. Müller").

      Berlin, 21. VII. 1914. - ½ S. Gr.-4to. An Camille Huysmans, von 1905 bis 1922 Sekretär der Zweiten Sozialistischen Internationale: "Anbei übersende ich Dir die französische Uebersetzung von Molkenbuhr's Material und Resolution zur Arbeitslosenfrage und von Haase's Grundzügen für Referat und Resolution über Imperialismus und Schiedsgerichte [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; leichte Gebrauchsspuren und mit zeitgen. Aktenvermerk.

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        Aimer ! Illustrations de Job

      J. Barreau éditeur Paris, 1914, in-folio broché, couverture rempliée, titre gaufré imprimé or, 222pp. Ouvrage illustré de cent-seize dessins au crayon de Job reproduits fidèlement. Edition unique sur papier Impérial du Japon, tirée et numéroté à 500 exemplaires et signée par l'illustrateur. Superbe exemplaire d'un des ouvrages de Job les moins connus et des plus délicat. Exemplaire impeccable, complet du prospectus d'annonce de l'ouvrage, illustré, au format et sur le papier du livre définitif. Ce prospectus contient un texte bio-bibliographique de Maurice Vitrac, bibliothécaire à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Superbe livre, l'un des plus rares de Job.

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