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        MISS MADELYN MACK, DETECTIVE

      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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        Shelley

      (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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        SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

      - (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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        PETER PAN PORTFOLIO

      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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        Keats

      (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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        Satires of Circumstance.

      First edition; 8vo; original cloth. Loosely inserted is autograph letter signed 'Thomas Hardy' to Mr Dewar, dated 9th December 1914. Hardy referrs dismissively to Satires of Circumstance, 'I raked together all the verse I could find to fill up my late volume - a heterogeneous lot! & I fear I must pass over in silence the transit into next year, the times being too uncertain to inspire the right message', concluding with a reference to the ongoing war, I hope that we shall see light ahead before long', and thanks for some favourable reviews. One page, 8vo, bifolium. The book is a near fine copy with very slight fading to the spine and browning to end papers. The letter has some light marks and traces of old paste to the verso of the integral blank.

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        De Bare'e-Sprekende Toradja's van Midden-Celebes.

      Martinus Nijhoff, s-Gravenhage, 1912/1912/1912/1914. - EA. 4 Bände. Mit einer mehrfach gefalteten Farbkarte am Ende von Band III; Band IV 'Platen en Kaarten' enthält 58 fotogr. Abb. auf 26 großformatigen Tafeln, Zeichnungen, Holzschnitte und Lithographien in s/w und Farbe auf weiteren 13 Tafeln sowie 3 mehrfach gefaltete Farbkarten. So vollständig. HLn.-Bände. XI, 426 S. / VII, 468 S. / VII, 717 S. / Band IV. unpag. 4°.(3x) / Groß-Folio (38x28cm). Bd. 1 und 2 Bibl.Expl. mit lediglich 1 St. a. T., Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen, einige Seiten mit Unterstreichungen, ansonsten innen sauber und vollständig; Bd. 3 kein Bibl.-Expl., Einband etwas stärker berieben und bestoßen, vor allem an den Kanten, einige Wurmlöchlein auf den ersten 4-5 Seiten im äußersten Eckbereich, etwas fleckig im Schnitt, eine Lage leicht angebrochen im Gelenk sowie ganz leicht stockfleckig auf einigen Seiten. Die große, farbige Faltkarte mit einem hinterlegten Riss von ca. 4cm Länge sowie einigen sachkundig erscheinenden Ergänzungen mit rotem Kugelschreiber; dieser erscheint auch an 4 Stellen minimal im Textteil; Die großformatige Tafelmappe berieben und bestoßen, Schließbändchen teils fehlend, im vorderen Aussengelenk leicht angebrochen; die drei großen Farbkarten in gutem Zustand, ebenso alle der wunderbaren Fototafeln und farblithogr. Tafeln. Insgesamt ein vollständiges, noch gutes Arbeitsexemplar. Das sehr seltene Standardwerk vollständig in der Erstausgabe.

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        Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets and Fanny's First Play

      Constable, London 1914 - First edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the day of publication: "to Alvin Langdon Coburn from George Bernard Shaw 17th May 1914" on the half-title. An excellent association: "In my early days in London", recalled Coburn in a speech delivered in 1962, "I was a lion hunter, and the first literary lion to capture was no less a person than Bernard Shaw. I made my first photographs of him on 1 August 1904. We met at the station at Welwyn where he was living at that time, and as it was a bank holiday and no conveyance was available, he helped me to carry my large camera to his house by placing his walking stick through the handle, each of us taking one end .". That meeting began an enduring friendship and a significant one for Coburn: a little over a year later, when first invited to exhibit at the Royal Photographic Society, Shaw wrote the preface to Coburn's catalogue, effectively kick-starting the young photographer's career. Unobtrusive water-staining to boards which extends to pastedowns and prelims else a very good copy with the spine gilt bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Early Poems of William Morris

      Blackie and Son Limited, London, 1914 Very good in a good dust jacket. The Jacket is very rare. The spine of the dj is separated from the front and back covers and there are a few tears; good condition; dj missing front and back flap. Book in very good condition. 20cm-26cm with 194 pp., 16 richly colored, tipped-in plates by Florence Harrison. The book is further enhanced by many more of her decorations/illustrations.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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        Comoedia illustré 1914 tome I - Ballets Russes

      Paris, Comoedia, du n°6, 6ème année, 5 janvier 1914 au n°20, 6ème année, 20 juillet 1914 - 1 vol., reliure éditeur, demi-bradel, couvertures conservées, 23, 5 cm x 31 cm, 730+ 192 pages _ Directeur : M. de Brunoff; plusieurs numéros consacrés aux Ballets Russes dont 2 numéros spéciaux de 28 et 12 pages ; couv. de Valentine Gross, décors et costumes de Léon Bakst et Nathalie Gontcharova, Valentine Gross, Alexandre Benois, Doboujinsky ,nombreuses photographies noir & blanc in et hors-texte (Nijinsky, Karsavina, Fokine, Léonide Miassine, Vera Fokina, etc...) Textes de Louis Delluc, Ernest La Jeunesse, Maurice Ravel, Claude Roger-Marx, Hélène Dutrieu; ills in et hors-texte noir et blanc de Jean Dulac, J. Hémard, Marcel Capy, Ed. Touraine, Bils, Léandre, Rip, A.E. Marty, etc...; articles sur Loïe Fuller, la mode, etc ;; couv. Sarah Bernardt - Seul tome paru cette année-là, très bon état

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        POMME D'ANIS ou L'HISTOIRE D'UNE JEUNE FILLE INFIRME

      1914 Paris Mercure de France In-quarto pleine basane Art-déco, dos à quatre nerfs renflé, fleuron à froid, titre et auteur aux fers dorés, les deux plats ornés d'une plaque à froid à décor de roses art-déco, tranche supérieure dorée. Infimes défauts de petit frottements. Magnifique reliure probablement réalisée par Kieffer. Gardes bleues et ors, 3 ff. japon, premier plat conservé à décor au pochoir, p. de fx titre avec justification du tirage, notre exemplaire portant le n° 101 un sur papier vélin à la cuve de Blanchet Kléber, p. de titre, nombreuses et magnifiques illustrations au pochoir pleine page, en bandeaux, lettrines, culs de lampe et dans le texte et colophon, 79 pages numérotées et colophon avec achèvement par Berger Levrault du 25 mars 1914, second plat et dos conservé, 3 ff. Non rogné. Reliure art déco avec plaques à froid non signée, mais probablement commande de Kieffer. Magnifique fraîcheur des illustrations de Georget.

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        Contribution à L'histoire De La Vigne et De Sa Culture En Lorraine

      Nancy Sidot Freres 1914 Fort In4 596 pages - broché - 1 vol de texte + 1 atlas complet 30 planches et 3 cartes depliantes - Envoi de l'auteur - Ouvrage trés rare avec l'atlas et restant le seul sur le sujet - bon état 1er plat du vol de texte en partie recollé - Bon

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        L'infantilisme hypophysaire précédé d'une introduction à l'étude des infantilismes et d'une classification des syndromes hypophysaires - avec 20 planches hors-texte et 46 figures in-texte (exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      A Maloine 1914 - In-octavo broché, couverture imprimée originale, 323 pp. Rarissime thèse de doctorat de médecine soutenue devant E. Dupré (d'après une suggestion de Babinski) du brillant neurologue et collectionneur d'art africain et océanien. Stephen Chauvet (1885-1950), issu d'une famille de souche normande était né dans le nord de la France à Béthune. Toute sa famille était déjà connu pour abriter des talents intellectuels et originaux, plus proche de l'inventivité que des savoirs institutionnels. Son père, inventa la lampe à arc, découvrit le « treuil Chauvet » qui révolutionna les conditions d'exploitation des mines ; construisit le premier carburateur automobile. Le jeune Stephen Chauvet, lauréat au concours général, est bachelier à quinze ans. Il prépare polytechnique, quand Mangin, le naturaliste du Muséum, frappé par ses dons d'observations, l'incite à s'orienter vers la médecine et les sciences naturelles. Tour à tour élève de Roger, de Manouvrier et de Sergent, il finit par choisir la neurologie en étudiant auprès de Babinski et de Dupré. C'est Babinski qui lui suggérera le sujet de sa thèse de doctorat. Travail colossal pour un interne de médecine qui fit grand bruit à l'époque (cf. Garrisson & Morton 3899). Babinski n'étant pas professeur, il devait d'abord soutenir ce travail devant Pierre Marie. Le jeu des rivalités entre les trois groupes de neurologues de l'époque, Déjerine, Pierre Marie et Babinski en décida autrement et il alla la soutenir chez Dupré qui occupait la chaire de la Clinique des Maladies Mentales et de l'Encéphale de Sainte-Anne. C'est à Sainte-Anne qu'il rencontre pendant son internat, Henri Claude avec qui il rédige un très brillant mémoire en 1911 « Sémiologie réelle des sections totales des nerfs mixtes périphériques : considérations sur la technique concernant l'étude des troubles des sensibilités. Les modifications des réactions vasomotrices et sudorales. Les altérations trophiques ostéo-articulaires et cutanées ». Ses deux autres contributions remarquables, pendant ses années de médecine étant « Sur un cas de syndrome de Brown-Sequard par coup de couteau » avec Babinski et Jaworski en 1913 et « Un cas de crise gastrique tabétiforme lié à l'existence d'un petit ulcus juxta-pylorique » en 1913 avec Babinski et Durand. Le nombre de récompenses recueillies au cours de ses années de médecine est véritablement exceptionnel. Il jongle avec les titres de lauréat de la Faculté, de l'Académie de Médecine, les prix de thèses, les médailles d'or de l'Assistance Publique, aussi bien que livres et travaux originaux exposant ses découvertes médicales. La liste de ses publications professionnelles ne comprend pas moins de 300 titres. Et cela malgré un état de santé déplorable. Parti en front en aout 1914, e Docteur Chauvet est blesse des le 4 septembre 1914 à Saint-Maurice dans les Vosges, d'un éclat d'obus qui déterminera une hémiplégie gauche et lui occasionnera des douleurs chroniques dont il eu a souffrir plus ou moins sévèrement tout le reste de son existence. Apres un temps de convalescence, il rejoint pendant toute la durée du conflit, son maitre et ami, Henri Claude qui dirigeait avec Jean Lhermitte, le centre militaire neuropsychiatrique de la région de Bourges. En 1918, il obtint de la veuve du commandant Bertrand revenant de Zinder, une petite statuette féminine du Soudan. C'est le coup de foudre, Stephen Chauvet est touché par le démon de la collection. De 1920 à 1935, il est l'un des principaux animateurs en France du courant qui commence a rassembler de l'art africain et océanien et a écrire dessus. Il écrit de remarquables monographies sur le sujet et devient après - l'acquisition miraculeuse de la collection du Comte Festetics de Tolna, un aventurier hongrois qui avait circulé dans tout le Pacifique sur son yacht personnel a la fin du XIX° siècle et en avait rapporte une collection monumentale, et l'achat, immédiatement après de la collection tahitienne et pascuane de Pierre Loti à Rochefort [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oldenburgisches Urkundenbuch Band I-VIII. Herausgegeben von Dietrich Kohl [I] und Gustav Rüthning [II-VIII].

      Oldenburg: Druck und Verlag von Gerhard Stalling 1914-1935. 8 Bände (= vollständig). Quartbände (29 x 21,5 cm). Private dunkelbraune Leinenbände mit auf den Deckeln montierten Titeln der Orig.-Umschläge. Vollständige Serie des grundlegenden Urkundenwerks für Stadt und Land Oldenburg in einem qualitativ hochwertigen und professionellen, für die intensive wissenschaftliche Nutzung besonders geeigneten Einband und in sehr gutem Zustand (die broschierten Exemplare wegen der nicht unempfindlichen Einbände ja zumeist mit deutlichen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren). - Gering gebräunt, Fehlstelle im Titelblatt von Band VI sauber hinterlegt (kein Textverlust). Ganz tadellos frisch und außen wie innen sauber und wohlerhalten. - Aufteilung des Werks: [I] Urkundenbuch der Stadt Oldenburg, [II] Urkundenbuch der Grafschaft Oldenburg bis 1482, [III] Urkundenbuch der Grafschaft Oldenburg von 1482 bis 1550, [IV] Urkundenbuch der Grafschaft Oldenburg - Klöster und Kollegiatkirchen, [V] Urkundenbuch von Süd-Oldenburg, [VI] Urkundenbuch von Jever und Kniphausen, [VII] Urkundenbuch der Kirchen und Ortschaften der Grafschaft Oldenburg, [VIII] Urkundenbuch der Kirchen und Ortschaften von Südoldenburg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        L'offrande lyrique (Gitanjali). Traduction d'André Gide (seule autorisée).

      Paris, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1914.In-12 de XXXII-[2]-147-[11]p., demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs (passé, et un soupçon épidermé) orné de filet et fleurons dorés. Reliure du temps. La première édition est parue fin 1913 à 500 exemplaires au format in-8 tellière (légèrement plus petit que cet exemplaire au format in-8 couronne). C'est ici la seconde édition, imprimée sur beau papier vergé, après 50 ex. numérotés sur vergé d'Arches. Précieux exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe d'André Gide à une demoiselle dont le nom a été délicatement effacé. On peut également distinguer sur le feuillet blanc liminaire, un envoi totalement effacé... Ah la pudeur... A la fin se trouvent 2 feuillets de réclame pour la toute jeune Nouvelle Revue Française.

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        The Greek Anthology

      Privately Issued, 1914 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A collection of Greek poems and epigramstranslated into English. Translated by Sydney Oswald, which was a nom deplume of Sydney Lomer. Lomer was a career Army officer. Lomer made his name as a war poet whose work was incredibly patriotic, alike to the theme of Horatian odes. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Extremely scarce, as was privately printed. However, thisanthology was highly successful andsome of the work was included in the Uranian poetry book Men and Boys. Gift inscription to recto offront endpaper is addressed to L R, dated June 1914Lomer translated the twelfth book of the PalantineAnthologyfor this work. The poems and epigrams werefirst discovered in 1606 at the Palatine Library in Heidelberg. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to front board and to spine. Externally, lovely. A few handling marks to boards. Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Aldwych watermark to pages, most visible to page 7/8. Pages are very bright with mild spotting to endpaperselse clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        STELES.

      Collection COREENNE composée sous la direction de Victor SEGALEN à PEKING pour Georges CRES & CIE, éditeur à Paris, MCMXIV (1914). Presse du Pei-T'ang Péking. 1 volume in-8 étroit de 14,5 x 29 cm, imprimé d'un seul coté sur une feuille pliée en accordéon formant 127 pages + catalogue de la collection Coréenne. Reliure de 2 plaques de bois tenues par 2 rubans de soie noir. Titre gravé sur le premier plat. Edition limitée à 640 exemplaires. Celui-ci porte le N° 151 sur 570 sur papier VERGE FEUTRE. Seconde édition en partie originale, elle est augmentée de 16 poèmes nouveaux portant ainsi le nombre de stèles à 64, et d'un texte de Segalen intitulé "justification de l'édition" (3 pages) qui ne figurait pas dans l'édition de 1912. Rousseurs sur les couvertures, rubans de soie abimés, mais BON EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Sammlung) Illustrirte Zeitung (Webersche Illustrierte Zeitung). Band 143 Nr. 3709 (Juli-Dez. 1914) – Band 155 Nr. 4023 (Juli-Dez. 1920). 228 Hefte (von 317) -

      Weber - 1914-1920, Leipzig - - - KULTUR, KUNST, ZEITUNG, ZEITSCHRIFT, BILDBAND, TECHNIK, KRIEG, DEUTSCHLAND, EUROPA, - - Mit sehr vielen Abbildungen, in altdeutscher Frakturschrift gedruckt, ACHTUNG, nicht alle Bände auf dem Foto - Deutsch - ca. 9000 S. 42 x 30 x 49 cm - Folio 49000g. mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren - deutlich berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, leicht nachgedunkelt, einige Heftklammern rostig, einige Hefte mit kleinen Bildfehlstellen durch Zusammenklebung, einzelne Hefte teils deutlich stockfleckig, einzelne Hefte mit kleinen Einrissen -

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        Le Nouvel Imagier publié sous le patronage de la Société de la gravure sur bois originale.

      P., R. Roger & F. Chernoviz, 1914-1920, In-4, en feuilles, sous chemise éditeur, pièce de titre sur le premier plat, 100 pp. Edition originale tirée à 221 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci sur vélin d'Arches.Imprimée sur les Presses de Frazier-Soye et sous la direction de Auguste Lepère, P. Gusman; J. Beltrand, P.E. Colin et J.E. Laboureur et avec des caractères typographiques de G. Peignot Fils.Textes anciens et textes modernes de Apollinaire, Paul Fort, E. Renan, etc.... illustré de bois originaux de Gusman, Emile Bernard, Auguste Lepère, J.-E. Laboureur, Quillivic, Simeon, R. Bonfils, etc...

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        Essays on Truth and Reality

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press,, 1914. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and publisher's device gilt to spine, blind frame to boards, bottom edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Upper outer corners bumped, very faint crease to upper outer corner of text-block. An excellent copy in the dust jacket sunned on the spine and along the top edge of the rear panel, and with a short closed tear to the head of the front joint. First edition, first impression of this collection of essays in which Bradley developed his theory of absolute idealism, previously expounded in Appearance and Reality (1893). Bradley is remembered as one of the last idealists, and his philosophy was notably the subject of T. S. Eliot's unpresented doctoral thesis at Harvard, eventually published in 1964 under the title Knowledge and Experience in the Philosophy of F. H. Bradley. "When reflecting on why Bradley's writings and personality are prone to fascinate readers, [Eliot] saw one of the reasons as lying in what he took to be, for its purposes, his 'perfect style'" (ODNB)."The present volume consists mainly of articles which have appeared in Mind. I have added a paper first printed in the Philosophical Review, and there are also some essays which have not been published ? The parts of this work have been called chapters mainly for convenience in reference, but also because most of them represent more or less the chapters of a book which I once intended to write" (Preface).

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        Der Moderne Buchschmuck in Russland: illustrations by Benois, Somov, Bakst, Lanceray, Bilibin, Narbut, Chekhonin. [Modern book decoration in Russia].

      R Golicke u. A Willborg, St Petersburg 1914 - Original gilt lettered and decorated paper covers, 24x33cm, decorated endpapers. With 112 pages, profusely illustrated with 19 full page plates and 178 illustrations in- text. In very good conditon apart from about five centimetres missing from spine head. ; Beautifully produced volume with some very striking designs. Edited by Sergei Makovsky, text by N. Radlov (in German), with 137 illustrations, some in colour, and 19 plates, most in colour; illustrations by Alexander Benois, Konstantin Somov, Léon Bakst, Evgeny Lanceray, I Bilibin and others. Cover and half title by G Narbut, decorative endpapers and title by Chekhonin Tschechonin, vignette by Somov. ; 112pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Im Kampfe um Ehre und Leben. Tagebuch des Unteroffiziers Joh. Ferd. Mohr aus dem Hottentotten-Kriege von Friedr. Wilh. Brepohl.

      Winnenden-Stuttgart, Lämmle & Müllerschön, [1914]. - Rote Original-Leinwand mit aufmontiertem Deckelbild, 8°, 157 Seiten, mit Frontispiz und 14 ganzseitigen photographischen Abbildungen. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES BIBLIOPHILES DU PAYS LAONNOIS - LEURS EX-LIBRIS ET FERS DE RELIURE

      Société Française des Collectionneurs d'Ex-libris, Paris. En 3 volumes comprenant les 3 séries complètes ; 1e série : année 1914, broché, 220 pages,100 illustrations, 14 planches hors texte, édition originale no 69/100 (n'a été édité qu'à 100 exemplaires); 2e série : année 1924 , broché,68 pages, 29 illustrations, 4 planches hors texte, édition originale no 102/200; 3e série : année 1931, broché, 256 pages, 90 illustrations, 16 planches hors texte. Format : 20 x 31 cm. L'ensemble en très bon état. Le volume I de la 1e série est très rare. Le prospectus est joint.

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        ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF THE BEAUTIFUL OLD CHINESE PORCELAINS COMPRISING THE EXTRAORDINARY PRIVATE COLLECTION FORMED BY MR. S. S. CARVALHO OF NEW YORK. TO BE SOLD AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES.

      American Art Association, New York 1914 - unpaginated (approx 200 pp); profusely illustrated with 3 color plates with tissue guards, 18 full page plates printed in blue, many more plates and text illustrations in halftone; original printed wrappers over plain card, 10.5 x 7 inches. 1027 items described in full. This important sale was conducted by the American Art Association at the American Art Galleries over a period of 6 days in February and March, 1914. Collector Solomon Solis Carvalho (1856-1942), was the son of Solomon Nunes Carvalho, the artist who accompanied John C. Fremont on the 1853 expedition to the Rockies. A successful newpaperman and journalist, S. S. Calvelo's career included a long association with Joseph Pulitzer before leaving Pulitzer's "New York World" for William Randolph Hearst's "New York Journal" during the bitter circulation war between the two rivals in 1896. Moderate wear and toning to wrappers, about 20 pages with price annotations in margin, else near very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ALEXANDRE LUNOIS PEINTRE, GRAVEUR ET LITHOGRAPHE par Edouard André. Etudes sur quelques Artistes Originaux.

      Paris, H. Floury, 1914 1 volume in-4 (26,5 x 21,5 cm), 246-(6) pages. Nombreuses illustrations hors-texte, en noir et en couleurs, suivant différentes techniques (lithographies en noir, en couleur, eaux-fortes et pointes sèches). Reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné d'un jeu de cinq filets concentriques en encadrement des caissons, tête doré, non rogné (relié sur brochure), couverture illustrée conservée (neuve). Très bel état, infimes frottements aux coins et légère décoloration du maroquin à quelques endroits (coins), quelques planches brunies. Reliure très élégante non signée mais une note au crayon indique qu'elle est de Charles de Samblanc. Le prospectus de 4 pages est relié à la fin. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. UN DES 50 EXEMPLAIRES DE TÊTE SUR JAPON ANCIEN, AVEC UN DOUBLE ÉTAT DES ESTAMPES HORS-TEXTE. EXEMPLAIRE ENRICHI D'UNE POINTE SÈCHE ORIGINALE SUPPLÉMENTAIRE EN PREMIER ÉTAT AVANT LETTRE ET TIRÉE EN BISTRE (portrait de jeune fille - voir photo ci-dessus - p. 20). "Alexandre Lunois est de naissance parisienne, mais de souche normande. L'observateur, doué d'un rien de malice caustique et d'un soupçon de finesse avertie, atteste ces origines dans ses oeuvres. Il a, du Parisien, l'esprit railleur et curieux, et son intelligence est rompue à toutes subtilités du métier, comme les vieux Normands se complaisent aux difficultés et arguties. Mais Lunois n'est pas un parisien d'annexion, il a vu le jour dans le vieux Paris historique, le vieux Paris dont chaque rue évoque un lambeau d'histoire, dont chaque maison offre le florilège de cent anecdotes vivantes. [...]" (extrait) "Tout jeune, je lisais l'admirable Constantinople de Théophile Gautier, dont les mots semblent autant de touches de couleurs dans un pittoresque paysage, et, dans ces rais de lumière, apparaissaient à mes yeux émerveillés et Péra et la Corne d'Or avec les minarets innombrables et ses mille coupoles et les clochetons bulbeux, toute cette vision de l'Orient somptueux. Je faisais aussi mes délices d'Eugène Fromentin..." (Alexandre Lunois). Alexandre Lunois est par excellence l'artiste de la femme et de l'Orient, son oeuvre est vaste et colorée. Il a participé à l'élaboration de deux ouvrages importants publiés par Octave Uzanne : Les Contes Choisis de Maupassant (1892) où il illustre le conte intitulé L'Épave et L'Effort d'Edmond Haraucourt (1894) où il illustre La fin du monde. Il meurt en 1916 âgé de 53 ans. BEL EXEMPLAIRE FINEMENT RELIÉ DU RARE TIRAGE SUR JAPON ANCIEN.

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        In Dickens's London: Twenty-two Photogravure Proofs Reproducing the Charcoal Drawings by F. Hopkinson Smith

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - 1914. Folio. ONE OF ONLY 150 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY SMITH AND THE PUBLISHER. Twenty-two fine mounted photogravure proofs reproducing the charcoal drawings by Smith. Each plate individually matted and with a tissue guard. Each mat with the original publisher's printed descriptive label on the verso. Smith's pencil signature in the margin of the "Coffee-Room, George Inn" plate. Complete with the letterpress title page, two-page introduction by Smith and two-page table of contents. Very light occasional foxing, else a fine set. Preserved in the original publisher's printed folder in half muslin and paper-covered boards, complete with ties. THE WHOLE PRESENTED IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL PRINTED, LIDDED BOX. Box with corners and one flap repaired. A wonderful survival of this elaborate production. Rare in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Notes on Novelists [Complete with Dust Jacket]

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing (some fading to the boards, two white spots to the rear board's upper portion, light wear to the spine ends and board corners, some browning to the endpapers) with an unusually bright spine, in a Very Good example of the seldom seen (if not rare) dust jacket (some toning, small chips to the spine ends, short tear to the upper portion of the front panel, tiny tear to the front panel's lower edge and to the rear panel's upper edge); a collection of studies of eminent writers of fiction as well as some minor ones, along with some studies of dramatists. Those written of include Robert Louis Stevenson, Emile Zola, Gaustave Flaubert, Honore de Balzac, George Sand, and others. Only 1,100 copies of the first UK edition were printed and copies in collectable condition are scarce. Copies in the dust jacket certainly scarce and, in our opinion, quite possibly rare. A Very Good copy in the SCARCE TO RARE DUST JACKET.

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        FABLES

      London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1914. LIMITED LARGE PAPER DE LUXE ISSUE of the first edition thus, one of only 105 copies, in the publisher's best binding. Illustrated with 20 black and white plates in Aestheticism style reminiscent of Beardsley by E. R. Herman, each paste down to stiff stock and bound in with stubs as issued and with a captioned tissue guard as issued. Tall 4to, in the publisher's very best deluxe binding of full flexible vellum gilt lettered on the upper cover and spine, t.e.g. 83pp. A fine and bright copy, with just an occasional bit of age spotting here and there never affecting the images, and only every once in a while the sheets. An unusually well preserved copy. VERY SCARCE, ONE OF ONLY 105 OF THE LIMITED LARGE PAPER EDITION IN THE PUBLISHER'S BEST DELUXE VELLUM BINDING. Even the trade first edition is difficult to find. Herman has provided twenty fine illustrations, one each for the twenty fables by Robert Louis Stevenson. The book was printed at the Chiswick Press in a very small number. Stevenson's morality tales are short and strange, and often quite loaded with cynicism. Stevenson had a long-standing fascination with the fable as a literary form. These twenty stories were first collected in 1898 but are here presented for the first time with Herman's dramatic images.

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        The Life Histories of African Game Animals

      NY: Scribner's, 1914. First. Hardcover. VG. Two volumes totalling 798 pp. Profuse ill. Over 40 distribution maps. Hunting throughout Africa with information on nearly every species of game animal broken down by country. The most definitive hunting book authored by Roosevelt. A nearly 40 page bibliography lists almost every African big game hunting book authored prior to the time of its publication. A scarce and sought after set. VG condition with new paper spine labels on both volumes.

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        Vampires and Vampirism

      William Rider and Son Limited, London 1914 - A serious study of the existence of Vampires in the world giving "proof" from anecdotal evidence and folklore. Very scarce first edition and in really lovely collectable condition. On close inspection there are one or two flaws which in fairness should be mentioned: Purple/blue boards are a little handled looking and bumped at extremities but nothing severe. There is a small mark/stain on back board; light browning and foxing to preliminary pages and less so throughout. Neat owner inscrip in light pen on front paste down page. Association copy with the notes of AWF Fuller who was brother of JFC Fuller, writer of The Star in the West relating to Alesteir Crowley aka "The Beast." This was almost certainly JFC Fuller's own personal copy and as such is very scarce indeed. The light pencil notes by AWF Fuller read simply "AWF Fuller 29 May 1958" The copy was obtained when acquiring a larger collection of books from the decendants of the Fullers, many of which contained similar descriptions and notes by AWF Fuller. Overall this is a lovely example of a highly sought after first edition with the added attraction of the association with the Fuller family. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Gazette du Bon Ton - Art - Modes & Frivolités - Lucien Vogel, Directeur. Juillet 1914 - 2e année - N°7.

      P., Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts, 1914, 1 vol. in-8° (245 x 198) en feuilles, sous couverture crème imprimée en noir, plat inférieur illustré d'une publicité avec dessin de Marty en noir et mauve, de VIII pp. (sommaire + 7 pp.. de publicités, dont 5 illustrées) - (1) f. (Planche publicitaire pour les automobiles Renault illustrée par Pierre Brissaud et coloriée aux pochoirs - 44 pp. (paginées de 225 à 268) - 11 planches hors-texte. Petit renfort en tête de la couverture à l'intérieur au papier kraft, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. 12 planches hors texte (pl. 62 à 72 + planche publicitaire), coloriées au pochoir, de George Barbier, Borelli-Vranska, Boussingault, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Pierre Brissaud (3, y compris la planche publicitaire), Gosé, Valentine Gross, Magnin, Charles Martin et André-E. Marty, pour des créations de Renault, Paul Poiret, Worth, Chéruit, Doeuillet, Doucet et Jeanne Lanvin. Articles illustrés en couleurs: - Le diner de la Gazette du Bon Ton, texte d'Henry Bidou, dessins d'André-E. Marty - Les plaisirs de l'été, texte d'Edmond Jaloux, dessins de Pierre Brissaud - Les dernières créations de Madame Karsavina, texte de Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, dessins de Valentine Gross - Le Bon Ton des Merlettes, texte de Jean de Bonnefon, dessins de Félix Lorioux - Les pieds nus, texte et dessin de George Barbier - Le jeu des mots, texte de Charles Muller, dessins de E. Ayres - Ephémérides, texte d'Emile Henriot, dessins de Gosé - Les clairs chapeaux d'été par Gosé - Le goût au théâtre, texte de Lise Léon-Blum, dessins d'André-E. Marty - Les poupons, texte de Sylviac, dessins de Borelli-Vranska - De Constantin Ghys à Longhi, texte de F. de Cance, dessins de Bernard Boutet de Monvel & George Barbier - Au Hasard, texte de Téresita de Osa - La mode et le Bon Ton, texte et dessins de Nada. Numéro bien complet et rare, comme tous les premiers numéros. "La Gazette du Bon Ton "Art, Goût, Beauté" est une revue de mode fondée à Paris en 1912 par Lucien Vogel. Elle a paru jusqu'en 1925, avec une interruption de 1916 à 1920, soit 69 livraisons. Elle comprend 573 planches coloriées au pochoir et 148 croquis représentant des modèles de couturiers. Chaque fascicule constitue un album de luxe, imprimé sur beau papier en Cochin, caractère totalement nouveau à l'époque. De nombreux artistes y ont collaboré : Guy Arnoux, Léon Bakst, George Barbier, Benito, Pierre Brissaud, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Umberto Brunelleschi, Chas Laborde, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Raoul Dufy, Édouard Halouze, Alexandre Iacovleff, Jean Emile Laboureur, Georges Lepape, Charles Loupot, Charles Martin, André-Edouard Marty Ces artistes, inconnus pour la plupart lorsque Lucien Vogel fait appel à eux, imposeront une nouvelle image de la femme. Ils garderont de leur collaboration à cette revue un socle esthétique commun et exposeront leurs uvres sous le nom de Collaborateurs de la Gazette du bon ton. Les planches représentent les robes des créateurs de l'époque : Lanvin, Doeuillet, Paquin, Poiret, Worth, Vionnet, Doucet. Certaines planches ne figurent aucun modèle réel, mais seulement l'idée que l'illustrateur se fait de la mode du jour. [] La naissance de la Gazette du bon ton est un événement dans l'histoire de l'édition de mode. C'est la première revue qui allie souci esthétique, exigence de beauté et d'unité plastique." (Sources Wikipédia). Réf. biblio. : Colas 1202.

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        "Robe longue d'hiver".

      1914Encre de Chine, aquarelle et gouache sur papier Japon, monogrammée en bas à droite, (1914), 16 x 5 cm. George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue parles peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". On montre encore ses dessins aujourd'hui lors d'expositions sur cette époque, ce fut le cas en 1971 à Minéapolis aux U.S.A. et à Paris en 1973 (Bénézit, I, p.432). Une grande rétrospective lui fut consacré à Venise en 2008. Le dessin met en scène une femme blonde aux cheveux courts vêtue d'une robe longue gansée de larges pans de fourrure, dans le cadre de ses études pour l'album Modes et Manières sur des poêmes d'Henri de Régnier.

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