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        Hunting and Hunted in the Belgian Congo

      London Smith Elder 1914 - First edition. 8vo., xvii, 263pp., frontispiece, 24 photographic plates, folding map, dark red half morocco gilt, an excellent copy. The author crossed the area north of Lake Albert, then into the Congo where he hunted elephant, rhonoceros, hippopotamus, etc. in the Lado Enclave. There are descriptions of encounters with cannibals and escaping an elephant stampede. Czech p40. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Pakenham Letters 1800 to 1815.

      [London], Privately printed, John and Edward Bumpus, 1914. 4t. Original red cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt; pp. vii, 261, title in red and black, partly unopened and uncut, printed on high-quality paper; edges and corners of boards with wear, library marks (see provenance), light offseting from endpapers; internally very clean and fresh; provenance: ALS by a relative of Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford (1864-1915), the editor of this book tipped in on preface leaf, dated 1919 accompanying the book sent to the Sir Thomas Moore Library in Shorncliffe, Kent (their bookplate and shelfmark). Extremely rare first edition of primary sources of one of Wellington's favourite commanders. The army officer Edward Michael Pakenham was the second son of Edward Michael Pakenham (second Baron Longford) and in 1809 joined Wellington 'who in 1806 had married his sister Catherine (Kitty), in the Peninsula after the battle of Talavera (27-8 July 1809). He liked, admired, and worked well with Wellington. He was employed as an assistant adjutant-general to the fusiliers; the officers of the battalion placed his portrait in the mess, and presented him with a sword valued at 200 guineas. He was appointed deputy adjutant-general in the Peninsula on 7 March 1810; no desk soldier, he disliked what he called "this insignificant clerking business" ... Pakenham commanded a brigade of the two battalions 7th fusiliers and the Cameron Highlanders, in Sir Brent Spencer's division at Busaco and Fuentes d'Oñoro in 1810, and in 1811 he received the local rank of major-general in the Peninsula, and served with the headquarters staff. At the battle of Salamanca, on 22 July 1812, described by Wellington as the best manoeuvred battle in the whole war, Pakenham commanded the 3rd division, which broke the French centre. The two armies faced each other, and had been moving on parallel lines for three days. They saw each other clearly, from opposite rising grounds, as the valley between was not more than half a mile wide. Marmont's design was to interpose between Wellington and Badajoz; Wellington's object was to prevent this. In their eagerness to gain their point the French leading divisions outmarched those following, and thus left a vacant space in the centre, which Wellington saw, and at once exploited. 'Now's your time, Ned', he said to Pakenham, who was standing near him; Pakenham gave the order to his division, and began the movement which won the battle. Wellington wrote to the Horse Guards on 7 September 1812: "I put Pakenham to the third division, by General Picton's desire when he was ill; and I am very glad I did so, as I must say he made the movement which led to our success in the battle of 22 July last with a celerity and accuracy of which I doubt if there are very many capable, and without both it would not have answered its end. Pakenham may not be the brightest genius, but my partiality for him does not lead me astray when I tell you that he is one of the best we have" [Dispatches, 6.434]' (ODNB) He was killed in 1815 during the British assault on New Orleans, a campaign he very much disapproved of because it was more for blunder than military gains. This volume, which is not mentioned as a source in the Oxford Dictionary of Biography unites letters by Pakenham from the expedition to the West Indies and the Peninsular War, including one from Lady Wellington to another member of the Pakenham family and an 80-page memoir by Lt.-Colonel Campbell on the peninsular campaign and the end of Napoleon's reign in 1815. Other documents refer to the New Orleans campaign and Wellington's position.

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        Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press, 1914 - Octavo. Original limp vellum by Doves Press, title to spine gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. Front cover gently bowed; an excellent bright copy. Printed in red and black. Limited edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212 (the additional 12 were printed on vellum). The book was printed just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close. Doves Press 35.

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        Gutherie of the Times

      Doubleday, Page, New York 1914 - Gutherie of the Times by Joseph Altsheler. With inscribed “A Merry Christmas” on printed name card tipped in bearing Altsheler’s name. First edition in original printed pictorial cloth. Publisher: Doubleday, Page, New York, 1904. First edition with phrase on copyright page: Published, October 1904. Binding is in fine condition. Contents clean. 338 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #C-019. Price: $500. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karl Mays Gesammelte Werke komplette Vorkriegsausgabe der Bände 1-65 : Bd. 1: Durch die Wüste. 2: Durchs wilde Kurdistan. 3: Von Bagdad nach Stambul. 4: In den Schluchten des Balkan. 5: Durch das Land der Skipetaren. 6: Der Schut. 7: Winnetou I. 8: Winnetou II. 9: Winnetou III. 10: Orangen und Datteln. 11: Am stillen Ozean. 12: Am Rio de la Plata. 13: In den Kordilleren. 14: Old Surehand I. 15: Old Surehand II. 16: Im Lande des Mahdi I - Menschenjäger. 17: Im Land des Mahdi II - Der Mahdi. 18: Im Land des Mahdi III - Im Sudan. 19: Kapitän Kaiman. 20: Satan und Ischariot I - Die Felsenburg. 21: Satan und Ischariot II - Krüger Bei. 22: Satan und Ischariot III. 23: Auf fremden Pfaden. 24: Weihnacht. 25: Am Jenseits. 26: Der silberne Löwe I - D

      Karl May Verlag Radebeul bei Dresden - 1941. Verschiedene Auflagen. 1914 - 8°. Vorliegende die klassische grüne Oktavausgabe mit den farbigen Deckelbildern. Bis auf drei OHLn (6, 11 und 36) durchgehend die schöne Originalganzleinenausgabe. 27 Bände mit Originalschutzumschlägen (siehe Anmerkung). Gut erhaltene Ausgabe mit einigen taufrischen Exemplaren, 21 Bände nach unserer subjektiven Meinung im Zustand 1, zumeist mit kleinen Mängeln und wenigen Benutzungsspuren des Lesens und nur der Band 30 in einem eher mäßigen Zustand. Insgesamt schöne und dekorative Reihe. Mündliche Anfragen können nicht bearbeitet werden, bitte eine mail schicken! -- Eine detaillierte Liste mit den genauen Angaben nach Hermesheimer kann gerne übersendet werden. -- Bände 12 und 64 mit den Vorkriegsbuchblöcken in einer später heraus gebrachten Ausgabe (1951 und 1949), jedoch nur an kleinsten Details zu erkennen. - Die Bände 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 27, 46, 60, 62 und 65 mit den grünen Schutzumschlägen mit Palme. Die Bände 1, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 35, 38, 39 und 41 mit den weißen Schutzumschlägen mit Palme. Die Bände 40, 49, 53 und 55 mit den weißen Schutzumschlägen ohne Palme. -- Versand in 2 Packstücken zu 20€ Inlandsversand, 40€ innerhalb der EU, andere Länder bitte anfragen! WestUe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        How to dress salmon flies. A handbook for amateurs.

      1914 - Ashburton: The Flyfisher's Classic Libary 1997. 8vo. Publisher's black leather with gilt motif to upper board, gilt lettering and raised bands to spine, bevelled edges, all edges gilt, in black cloth solander box; pp. xvi + 248, 12 plates mostly in colour, text illustrations, with fly dressed by Steen Ørvad Jensen in recessed oval mount to front pastedown; fine. No. 23 of limited deluxe edition of 55. The scarce first edition was published in 1914. Written by an amateur, this is "the most notable book to date on the subject since Kelson. Indispensable to the learner; his flies are distinguished by their beauty and finish and his descriptions are lucid." (Robb, Notable Angling Literature, 1947). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut. Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier. Illustrations de Robert Engels.

      - Paris, Editions d'Art, H. Piazza, 1914. In-8 carré, 199-(3) pp., reliure demi-maroquin à coins (Joly fils), dos mosaïqué orné, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés (nerfs un peu frottés). Illustré de jolies figures en couleurs d'Engels. Agréable exemplaire, richement relié. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** 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. *** Langue : Français

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        Publisher's Mockup or Prospectus for an Unpublished Magazine]: The Woman Investor. Vol. 1, No. 1. February 1914

      The Woman Investor, New York 1914 - Quarto (12" x 9"). 21, [3]pp. First and last leaves a little stained, detached at the spine, very good. Original publisher's mockup, containing the basic outline of the magazine with empty spaces for the still-unwritten articles. The first attempt at a magazine featuring women as investors. The lead article to be written by Jane Addams was titled "Dollars and Sense." Other projected articles (presumably never written or published) include "The Million Who are Taboo" by Anne Faulkner; "The Test of Investment Capacity" by Mrs. Russell Sage; and "The Words of His Mouth: Concerning a Finance Gentleman who was so Smooth he Slipped" by Elizabeth Beecher. On page four the editor or publisher prints a page-long statement of purpose with a decidedly feminist opening statement: "Women stockholders are denied equality with men stockholders." And further on, concerning the magazine: "It is likely to be found as militant. It will be as fair, though, as it is outspoken." We can find no further information about this intended publication and no publisher or editor is named. OCLC locates no copies; there is no record that the magazine was ever published. Perhaps unique.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Standardville, Utah Panorama Photograph

      Panorama albumen photograph on a dark grey mount and shrinkwrapped. Panorama is made up of seven individual albumen sheets arranged next to each other, and has manuscript on verso identifying location of the image. Taken circa 1914. Photograph measures 20" x 4 ½" and has very good contrast. Panorama is in very good condition with light silvering and light wear at edges; and mount has minor chipping to edges. This image depicts rail cars reading "D&RG," "Frisco," and "Rock Island" in the foreground, and with the town of Standardville, Utah in the background. The Carbon County town was established when a large coal deposit was discovered in Spring Canyon circa 1912 and was called "Standardville" due to its well planned layout. It grew quickly and by 1915 produced about 1,000 tons of coal daily, transported by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and the Utah Coal Route. The mining town thrived through the 1930s but was abandoned by the 1970s. This image depicts the Carbon County town when it had just begun its long legacy of coal mining. Image may have slight glare, please call for more images. .

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        Richter's History and Records of Base Ball: The American Nation's Chief Sport

      Philadelphia: Francis C. Richter, 1914. Very Good. First edition. 306pp., illustrated from photographs. A couple of small stains on the front fly, light discoloration from dampness on both boards, slight smudging in text, very good, internally near fine. A nice association copy of this classic baseball text Inscribed by Richter: "To Edward Martin Schoenborn, my friend and fellow lover of Base Ball with the compliments of the Author, Francis C. Richter. Philada., Pa. March 23, 1914." Schoenborn, who owned a successful cigar business, was the president of the Columbus (Ohio) Senators in the American Association. He is mentioned in the section "Leaders of Baseball" on page 285. In 1901 when it was impossible to raise money to keep a baseball team in Columbus, Schoenborn put his money behind the Columbus Senators, becoming president of the team in 1909. In 1923, Schoenborn was part of the group that purchased the Boston Red Sox.As a writer, Richter was an influent in the early development of the game. Beginning with the Philadelphia Day in 1872, then the Sunday World and Public Ledger, he was the first to set up a separate sports department for any newspaper. Richter was instrumental in the formation of the original American Association in 1882 and helped to place the Philadelphia Athletics in it. The next year he helped to organize the Phillies in the National League and started Sporting Life, a weekly newspaper, which became a force in baseball. In 1907 he was offered the presidency of the National League but turned it down. He edited the Reach Guide from its inception in 1901 to the 1926 volume, which he completed days before his death. A nice association copy.

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        The Winnowing-Fan : Poems On The Great War : Signed By The Author

      The First UK printing published by Elkin Mathews (London) in 1914. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. A little pushing at the spine ends with a few nicks at the lower spine end. Gilt titling to the front board and spine remain very bright. Light offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Light spotting to the page edges in a few places. A tipped in 'British Museum W.C.1' plate to the half title which has been signed and dated by the author: ' Laurence Binyon, March 1935'. The famous collection of WW1 poems containing the first publication of 'For the Fallen' containing the famous lines : 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will still remember them.'. No wrapper. Laurence Binyon worked for many years as a curator at the British Museum. A very scarce title more-so with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Plain Tales from the Hills - Signed, Limited Edition (Volume 1 of The Seven Seas Edition)

      New York: Doubleday, Page, and Company, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed and limited to 1,050 copies. Volume 1 of the Seven Seas Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling. In Very Good condition, with paper covered slip case. Light tide mark to spine and slip case, light foxing to pages, else fine. The slip case shows light staining and wear, with a split starting at the top front seam. Ribbon place holder detached, and with offsetting to two pages. A lovely copy, signed by Rudyard Kipling.

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        Le Meraviglie del Mondo Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì

      Società Editrice Libraria - Milano, MILANO 1914 - Le Meraviglie del Mondo - Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in mezzatela con angoli, dorso in tessuto con elementi decorativi e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in cartone rigido, diversi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine, in carta patinata, in ottimo stato. Riccamente illustrato con 492 fotografie in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo e XIV tavole a colori riproducenti disegni e dipinti. A cura degli illustri viaggiatori: Sir Harry Johnston, Alan H. Burgoyne, Perceval Landon, J. Thomson, e altri. I volume della collana Le Meraviglie del Mondo - Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Why the Dollar is Shrinking

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. (Dated title page "1914" with "Set up and electrotyped. September, 1914" on copyright page.) 233 p, (4). Very Good condition. No jacket. Lettering on front cover worn. A bit of light mottling to cloth, corners bumped. A true first of neoclassical economist Irving Fisher's treatise on monetary theory.

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        Sammelband mit 5 Ausgaben aus der Reihe der Sturm-Bücher. I: Sancta Susanna. IV: Die Heidebraut. V: Erwachen. VIII: Kräfte. XI: Geschehen.

      Berlin im Verlag der Sturm - 1917 1914 - Kl.-8° ( 18,5 : 12,2 cm). Roter Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel von Karl Mauer, Darmstadt. 20, 24, 30, 31 und 32 Seiten mit einer Vignette auf der ersten Seite. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. WG 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. - Mit Ausnahme von Sancta Susanna handelt es sich um Erstausgaben FLUR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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        The History of Magic

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Similar to first English edition of 1913, stating "Printed in England" on copyright page. No additional printings indicated on copyright and title pages. Front flap ad for "Ephemeris to 1915," which would only have been advertised in 1914.) xxxiv + 536 pp. Illustrated plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, tissue-guarded frontis of the author. Near Fine in about Good dust jacket. Wear to front hinge, it and rear hinge are a bit free. A few tiny, light spots on edges. Gilt lettering quite strong and bright. As for jacket, front and back panels present nicely but front panel detached from spine; chips at head, tail, and two in center of spine panel, one of which is adjacent to a closed tear. Scratch near tail. Chipping along top edge. A touch of very light soiling. Scarce as a first American edition (more so than the previous year's English edition), let alone in its jacket.

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        Weg durch eine Dünenlandschaft ( möglicherweise Hiddensee ), Öl auf Leinwand, links unten undeutlich signiert und wohl (19)14 datiert.

      1914 - Bildmaß ca. 61 x 78 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 68 x 85 cm ). Das Bild etwas berieben und eingedunkelt ( eine Reinigung wäre wohl ratsam ), zu den Außenrändern hin mit Randläsionen wohl bedingt durch unpassende alte Rahmung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXX, Seite361 ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

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        North of Boston

      New York: Henry Holt, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American Edition, First Printing, with date of 1914 on the title page, and statement of First Edition. One of only 150 copies published by Henry Holt in 1914, following a British edition from David Nutt consisting of 350 copies. Bound with sheets bought by Holt of the first issue from Nutt. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Spine label shows chipping. Sunning to spine label and boards. Boards show light soiling, rubbing and wear at corners and rubbing to edges.

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        Two photograph albums relating to Singapore

      Album containing 34 silver gelatine photographs, various sizes (between 12x10cm and 10,5x8cm) with manuscript captions. 8vo. Bound in contemporary cloth. The other album (entitled "Singapore on the accession of King George V, 1910") containing 48 silver gelatine photographs, (measuring 10x7,5cm). 8vo. Bound in contemporary decorated boards. Overall in very good condition. Singapore, 1910-

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        THE SINGLE HOUND

      1914. Poems of a Lifetime. With an Introduction by her Niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1914. Original white paper-covered boards with white cloth spine. First (and only) Edition of the fourth collection of Emily Dickinson's verse. This copy is from the first (1914) printing, which consisted of a mere 595 copies; there was a second printing of 293 more copies the following year, but that was it. After Emily died in 1886, her sister Lavinia asked their brother's wife Susan to edit and collect the poems that Emily had written on scraps of paper and squirreled away in her bedroom; however, Susan was slow at this task, and Lavinia gave the project -- which became three separate volumes -- to Mabel Loomis Todd instead (the woman with whom Susan's husband Austin had been having a years-long affair!). These SINGLE HOUND poems were those that "Aunt Emily" sent periodically across the lawn to her "Sister Sue" (actually sister-in-law) at The Evergreens, Emily's brother Austin's home next door in Amherst; thus they were not among the ones posthumously discovered in Emily's bedroom, and one can imagine that Susan had no desire to hand hers over to Mabel. Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson died in 1913, soon after which her daughter put together this fourth collection of Emily's poems and provided the lengthy Introduction.~This is an attractive copy, fine except for very light soil on the white boards. The book was issued without a dust jacket -- only with an unprinted glassine wrapper and open-spine box (neither present). Tough to find in any better condition. Myerson A5.1.a; Blanck 4669.

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        THE SINGLE HOUND: POEMS OF A LIFETIME

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1914. FIRST EDITION. This is an unsurpassable copy of the first appearance of 142 poems by Dickinson (1830-86), along with an introduction by her niece, Martha Bianchi, that offers a glimpse of the private poet known only to her intimates. Bianchi depicts a fanciful, fairy-like creature who took great delight in her nieces and nephew, while influencing their perception of the world. Her niece observes, "her wit was our unconscious standard of others, her pitiless directness of thought our revelation, while her sweetness was like nothing but that of her own favorite jasmine flowers. . . . Fascination was her element." The title references Dickinson's choice of a secluded life, "The Soul condemned to be / Attended by a single Hound / Its own identity." Bianchi defends this choice, asserting that "she was not daily-bread. She was star-dust. . . . Nothing could have compensated her for the forfeit of that 'single hound,' her 'own Identity.'" While copies of this work do appear on the market, the easily-soiled binding in almost never seen in such spotless condition as it is here.. 200 x 135 mm. (7 7/8 x 5 1/4"). Introduction by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's ivory cloth-backed boards. In an excellent ivory cloth chemise and matching slipcase. BAL 4669. AN IMMACULATE COPY, with none of the soiling that usually affects the cream-colored binding. This is an unsurpassable copy of the first appearance of 142 poems by Dickinson (1830-86), along with an introduction by her niece, Martha Bianchi, that offers a glimpse of the private poet known only to her intimates. Bianchi depicts a fanciful, fairy-like creature who took great delight in her nieces and nephew, while influencing their perception of the world. Her niece observes, "her wit was our unconscious standard of others, her pitiless directness of thought our revelation, while her sweetness was like nothing but that of her own favorite jasmine flowers. . . . Fascination was her element." The title references Dickinson's choice of a secluded life, "The Soul condemned to be / Attended by a single Hound / Its own identity." Bianchi defends this choice, asserting that "she was not daily-bread. She was star-dust. . . . Nothing could have compensated her for the forfeit of that 'single hound,' her 'own Identity.'" While copies of this work do appear on the market, the easily-soiled binding in almost never seen in such spotless condition as it is here.

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        Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children

      London: Constable & Co, 1914. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Fine copy. In green cloth slipcase with chemise and black leather spine label. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Artist Muirhead Bone. Inscribed on the half title "from Bernard Shaw / to Muirhead Bone / 9th June 1920. / Muirhead Bone - to the Steep Memorial Village Club." Laurence A128

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        Ancient Double-entry Bookkeeping. Denver, John B. Geijsbeek

      1914 - Large 4to, 182pp, original boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children

      London: Constable & Co, 1914. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Fine copy. In green cloth slipcase with chemise and black leather spine label. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Artist Muirhead Bone. Inscribed on the half title "from Bernard Shaw / to Muirhead Bone / 9th June 1920. / Muirhead Bone - to the Steep Memorial Village Club." Laurence A128

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        Hand-embroidered notebook.

      [1914]. Octavo. Contemporary grey cloth over boards, with white cloth covering hand-embroidered in black thread for a full floral panelling, hand-printed patterned endpapers, all edges dyed yellow. The pages blank within. Fine. This charming notebook, blank within, was hand-bound and decorated to a decidedly Bloomsbury aesthetic by Harriette Anne Morrell (1842-1924), and inscribed to her daughter-in-law Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) in pencil on the first blank, "To Dear Ottoline from H.A.M. July. 1914". Harriette Morrell, the mother of Philip Morrell, was an accomplished artist and needleworker. After her death a memorial exhibition catalogue of her work, Harriette Anne Morrell: A Description of Herself and Some of her Needlework and Painting, Edited by Her Son was published by Basil Blackwell in 1925.

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        Photo Album]: New England and Transportation

      Lynn, Massachusetts 1914 - Oblong octavo. String-tied black leather covered boards measuring 5.5" x 8". An album of 41 photographs sepia toned with some hand coloring affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Photos measure from 3.5" x 5" to 2.5" x 3.5". Some rubbing on the boards, slight curling, and some toning else about near fine. A collection of photographs from 1913 into 1914 of New England and upstate New York featuring a variety of activities and landscapes from the turn of the century. Included are photographs of crashing waves off the coast of Lynn, Massachusetts, a few inlets, and a "storm surf" from Nahant. There are also pictures of the D and H Railroad running along lake Champlain, sone of the track itself and one of a locomotive in motion. The images from 1914 are of views from Syracuse and Skaneateles New York. Included are the Skaneateles train and people riding an early Indian motorbike and a woman captioned Alida R. Curry posing in front of a car. At the end of the album are scenes from a trip to Lake Ontario and Cedar Lake, New York. Vivid images of early transportation at the turn of the century.

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        Das schmerzliche Meer. Frühe und neue Gedichte.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Eins von 100 nummerierten und vom Verfasser signierten Exemplaren davon erschienen 10 Exemplare auf Japanpapier mit einem Holzschnitt von Conrad Felixmüller in Ganzleder. - Rheiner kam 1914 als einer der Jüngsten in die exzentrische Gesellschaft des Cafés des Westens, wo er schnell Anschluss fand. Besonders engen Kontakt pflegte er dort mit Johannes R. Becher, der sich zu dieser Zeit durch Narkotika und vorgetäuschte Sucht dem Wehrdienst entzog. Diese Idee, wohl von Hardekopf kommend, sollte für Rheiner erfolglos bleiben und den Beginn seiner Abhängigkeit bedeuten. Gleichzeitig fasste er hier den Entschluss, sich als Dichter zu verdingen und so erschienen bereits im Folgejahr erste Arbeiten u.a. in Pfemferts ?Aktion?. Vom Dienst an der Front suspendiert und nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, verfiel Rheiner endgültig dem Lebensstil der Bohème und seiner Sucht. Die Vormittage verschlief er, die Nachmittage saß er die meiste Zeit im Romanischen Café, wo er bis in die Abendstunden blieb, um dann, heimgekehrt, des Nachts zu schreiben. Seine Texte fanden in den bedeutenden spätexpressionistischen Blättern Veröffentlichung. Überdies beteiligte sich Rheiner an der Gründung der ?Expressionistischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden?, worauf die Einrichtung des ?Dresdner Verlages von 1917? folgte, in dem, bis auf eine Ausnahme, alle seine selbstständigen Publikationen erschienen. Die letzten Jahre verbrachte er vereinsamt und vergessen an verschiedenen Orten, meist ohne feste Bleibe, bis er an einer Überdosis Morphium verstarb. (Vgl. Thomas Rietzschel. In: Walter Rheiner. Kokain. Lyrik, Prosa, Briefe. Leipzig 1985, S. 285-303.) - Einbandkanten stark berieben, Bll. teils stockfleckig. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 245. 3. - Jentsch 40.

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        A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p. 1914 - The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and . several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast." Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner. After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wright Brothers

      April 24, 1914. Autograph Letter Signed <i>“Katharine Wright,”</i> 3p, 5” x 6.5”, two conjoined sheets, front & verso. Dayton, Ohio, April 24, 1914. To Mrs. Needham. Second page toned. Third page has 2003 Wright Brothers and 2002 U.S. flag stamps affixed with Chico, CA December 17, 2003 postmark between the two. Fourth blank page bears the 37¢ Wright Brothers 2003 stamp with pictorial December 17, 2003 Kill Devil Hills, N.C., cancellation. Light wear at folds. Fine condition.<br /><br />In part, <i>“Surely it was not that I did not appreciate your ‘shower’ of daffodils and hyacinths and jellies that I have been so tardy in thanking you but because I have been in such vile moods that I didn’t want to go near my desk … Father (and the rest of us) have been sampling his grape jelly to such an extent that one glass is gone…”</i><br /><br />Katharine became familiar with her older brothers’ business affairs. She and Orville joined Wilbur in Pau, France, early in 1909. While in Pau, Katharine flew as a passenger with Wilbur in front of British King Edward VII. Because her brothers were basically shy, she would do much of the talking to potential buyers. European newspapers called her the “third Wright brother” in jest and when the Wrights left France, the French awarded all three of them the Legion of Honor. When Wilbur died in 1912, Kate became an officer in the Wright Company. <br /><br />The National Aeronautic Association’s Katharine Wright Award was established in 1981 by the Gates Learjet Corporation and is made annually to a woman who has contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time.<br />

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        Antique Drawing-WORLD WAR I-SHIP-SUBMARINE-TORPEDO-Monogram DB-ca. 1914

      - Antique drawing, titled: 'Comment on aneanlit (?) en mer les voleurs de contabande.' - (How one handles at sea smugglers.) This drawing shows World War I ships, being sunk by a submarine shooting a torpedo. Titled in pencil above the print, monogrammed in the image. Watercolour drawing with some gouache heightening on thick cardboard. paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Monogram DB' after own design. No information could be found on artist. Any input appreciated. Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint soiling in print and margin. Words in pencil in top. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: RC-A12-43 The overall size is ca. 14.4 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 13.1 x 9.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 36.5 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 33.3 x 25.2 cm.

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        A Vocabulary of Criminal Slang with some examples of common usages

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

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        Canada and Its Provinces - 23 Volumes

      Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1914 Archives Edition, subtitled: "A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates." Twenty-two volumes plus index. Tan cloth with gilt titling on green leather spine labels, blind-stamped simple borders on fronts and backs, top text block edges are gilt, coloured end papers, sepia frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard, illustrated with sepia and colour plates, facsimiles of letters with captioned tissue-guards. The set shows some light edge wear. Please contact us for a more detailed condition report. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Light of Western Stars

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1914 - Copyright date is 1914, First edition, First printing [M-N] A beautiful copy of the true first edition. Impressed cover of gold stars over mountains on front cover. Color frontis. Blue Decorated Cloth. Western Americana, No tears, bent pages nor any writing. NO DUST JACKET. Shelf wear to the edges and the head and toe of the spine is moderate.Slight fading/wear spine and light markings else Very Good. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Royal Artillery Training in World War One, Harfleur.

      ANON: Album of pen and wash images of Royal Artillery Training in World War One, Harfleur. Pp 46 including Royal Artillery badge on the first page. Bound in original watercolour book , new endpapers. Approx 19 cm x 12 cm landscape format.The images, which show a rather grim humour are well executed and show aspects of training from arrival of new recruits ["draft"] to going up the line in French railway trucks " 40 Hommes 8 Chevaux". Draftees are shown as largely untidy and undisciplined. Camp life is represented in images showing stores, fire drill, pulling a water cart, returning from leave, leaking tents, sporting activities, the tailor's shop, the concert party, the barber's shop, before and after fumigation, etc The watercolours seem to have been produced at the Royal Artillery training camp at Harfleur, near Havre, which was situated in hilly country seen in several images. The penultimate painting shows a tram " the last car from Le Havre " with "Harfleur *Harvre" as the destination. The training camps themselves were often staffed by elderly officers, again, shown in some of the images. Our research bears this out; Pte Charles Jones, 8th Royal Sussex Regiment wrote in letter to his wife [15th September, 1914] " One of the most pitiful things here is the incompetence of our instructors. They are nearly all illiterates and most have been out of the army some10 years. One slouches about in a bowler hat and confessed he does not understand some of the drills. The company Sergeant-Major is a weak, stupid fellow, looks 55 or 60, doesn't know his business" [ citation: Spartacus Educational] Conditions in the training camps were well known to be uncomfortable, with many draftees housed in tents rather than huts. One image shows " 2 am. The drainage goes wrong in one of our new AI tents ". Despite the hardships, the images show humorous situations, which perhaps demonstrates a lack of awareness of the conditions faced by soldiers in the front line, but also shows how courageous and irrepressible they were. Condition is very good. The images had been disbound from the cover by a previous owner, but are now restored into the original binding .

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        Erste Kollektiv-Ausstellung in der Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Düsseldorf - Alleestr. 7 vom 18. Jänner bis 7. Februar 1914.

      Düsseldorf, Galerie Flechtheim, 1914 - 22 S., 1 Bl. mit zahlr. teils ganzseit. Textabb. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Katalogs der Galerie von Alfred Flechtheim, ein wichtiges Dokument zur Geschichte des deutschen Kunsthandels, gleichzeitig die erste Einzelausstellung von Heinrich Nauen, von großer Seltenheit. - Enthält als Vorwort abgedruckt einen von Walter Kaesbach an Heinrich Nauen verfassten Brief vom Silvester Tag 1913 über die gemeinsame rheinische Heimat und ein rheinisches Kunstverständnis sowie den Expressionismus (. Es widerstrebt mir auch, vom Expressionismus zu reden, in den man Sie hineinstecken wird.). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 Kl.-8°. OKart. (etw. gebräunt, Vorderdeckel mit Knickfalte). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Reach Offical: American League Baseball Guide for 1914

      A J REACH, PHILADELPHIA 1914 - text includes an annual compendium of base ball records containing a complete history of the american league's campaign, review of all other base ball leagues and associations, offical records of the american league and all other players, the offical 1914 playing rules and 1914 schedule of the american league and other statistics.general shelf wear, cover rubbed, corners bumped, spine edges are lightly chipping, unmarked tanned text, good binding, additional 3 centered staples at binding DATE PUBLISHED: 1914 EDITION: 640 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Constable. Constable and Co. Ltd., London, 1914. FIRST HEATH ROBINSON EDITION, trade issue, in the first of three publisher's bindings. Quarto, 185 pages. With twelve mounted coloured plates and thirty-two black & white illustrations. All tissue guards intact. Mid-green cloth blocked in gilt and colours. binding lightly used, one some mild wear to the bottom and top of spine. Prize plate on the inside board. An attractive copy in a striking polychrome binding. Overall VERY GOOD . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1914.

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        Die Impressionisten. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin. Mit zwei Originalradierung von Renoir und einem Holzschnitt nach Cézanne. Zweite Auflage.

      - Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1914, in-8, leg. edit. in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro al dorso, pp. [8], 159. Con ill. n.t. e numerose tavv. f.t. fra le quali due puntesecche originali di Renoir e una xilografia originale di Beltrand da Cezanne, tutte e tre protette da veline. Le puntesecche di Renoir sono: "Le chapeau épinglé" (Delteil 6) e "Buste d'enfant" (Delteil 22). Ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p., 1914. Full Leather. Very good overall. The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. &#11;&#11;These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. &#11;&#11;The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and ... several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast."Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner.After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." &#11;&#11;The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be a life-changing point in his personal finances, with a far better return than farming.&#11;&#11;The "Note" at the end describes Massafuero as the largest but one of the Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chili. It lies a few miles west of Mass Tierra, which "was the lonely residence of Alexander Selkirk, whose experience gave the idea to Defoe of his story of Robinson Crusoe..." &#11;&#11;Root returned home to Connecticut to find his family well. He is buried with many of them in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. &#11;&#11;Sml. folio, 73pp, typescript, printed on rectos only. Original limp blue-green morocco, gilt title on front board with a gilt ship device beneath, gilt rule around border, gilt inner dentelles, no title on spine. Pale marbled endpapers with the bookplate of William A. Rogers. Bound by Stikeman & Co. Spine and corners rubbed, the spine tanned, sml. split starting top of front cover. Text in excellent condition and the covers quite acceptable with the gilt bright. &#11;&#11;Much research on the publication of this account was done by William Reese & Co. who owned what appears to be the same book. In their description, they cite Root's own manuscript, the original of which has not been located. Photocopies of it exist, as well as a version by Root's daughter, who copied her fathers' account some years later. &#11;&#11;A rare publication, most likely issued by typescript in very limited numbers and specially bound.

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        Prominent Pugilists of To-Day

      Max Goschen Ltd, London 1914 - This is a Near Fine Copy of this Book in light brown coloured boards with black title lettering to spine and upper cover,in a Good Only Dust-Jacket that has a 2.3'' middle section of the spine missing,with small 4mm chip to base of spine and general rubbing to the outer edges of the wrapper.The book remains lovely and bright with no external markings.The book has NO previous ownership inscriptions present.The binding is firm with NO hinge weakness,there are NO loose leaves and there are NO turned corners to the pages of text.There is a little light tanning to the page edges.The book comes complete with 16 wonderful black and white plates.Very Rare boxing title with it's dust-wrapper present and it now comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 160pp First Edition 1st Impression 8vo 160pp First Edition 1st Impression. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p., 1914. Full Leather. Very good overall. The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and ... several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast." Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner. After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be a life-changing point in his personal finances, with a far better return than farming. The "Note" at the end describes Massafuero as the largest but one of the Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chili. It lies a few miles west of Mass Tierra, which "was the lonely residence of Alexander Selkirk, whose experience gave the idea to Defoe of his story of Robinson Crusoe..." Root returned home to Connecticut to find his family well. He is buried with many of them in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. Sml. folio, 73pp, typescript, printed on rectos only. Original limp blue-green morocco, gilt title on front board with a gilt ship device beneath, gilt rule around border, gilt inner dentelles, no title on spine. Pale marbled endpapers with the bookplate of William A. Rogers. Bound by Stikeman & Co. Spine and corners rubbed, the spine tanned, sml. split starting top of front cover. Text in excellent condition and the covers quite acceptable with the gilt bright. Much research on the publication of this account was done by William Reese & Co. who owned what appears to be the same book. In their description, they cite Root's own manuscript, the original of which has not been located. Photocopies of it exist, as well as a version by Root's daughter, who copied her fathers' account some years later. A rare publication, most likely issued by typescript in very limited numbers and specially bound.

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        Der Weltkrieg in Sonderblätter. Extrablatt des Amtsblattes Tettnang.

      Tettnang 1914 /1915 lose Blattsammlung, zusammen 700 Blatt in 3 Faltmappen 31,5 x 29 cm. Mappen bestoßen und kleinere Fehlstellen, Sonderblätter, einige mit kleinen Fehlstellen, minimal bestoßen, sehr schön erhalten. zusammen 3,8 kg schwer. Sehr selten! rar! sonst nicht angeboten. 1. Mappe 300 Blatt: Nr. 1 bis Nr. 300. Vom 28.Juni 1914 bis 18.Januar 1915. 2. Mappe 300 Blatt: Nr. 301 bis Nr. 600. 19 Januar 1915 bis 1 September 1915. 3. Mappe 100 Blatt: Blatt 601 bis Nr. 700. 2.September 1915 bis 29. November 1915.Amtliche Nachrichten des Großen Hauptquartier (Oberste Heeresleitung) in Berlin von Blatt 1: Ermordung des österreichischen Thronfolgerpaars. bis Blatt 700 Westlicher, Oestlicher und Balkan-Kriegsschauplatz.

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        The Novels and Letters. With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with an introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps.

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1914 - 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. An excellent set. Coloured frontispieces and numerous coloured plates with captioned tissues printed in red. 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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        Luther Burbank; His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application

      Luther Burbank Press 1914 - This is one of the most beautiful modern collections of color photographs combined with scientific knowledge ever produced. SIGNED "Robert John" Secretary on the Dedication page to George B. McDowell, Honorary Member. This collection was initially sold by subscription to members of the Society, though there were hints of corruption on behalf of the Society leaders during the publication (at least six editors were involved in their publication). 6" x 9.18" with 105 color photographs tipped into each volume, for a total of 1260 photographs. The photos were produced with a new, special process (detailed in Vol I) and provide an extensive record of Burbank's work in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol from 1875 to 1914. Brilliant Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom edge are uncut, many pages are still sealed, uncut, indicating a set which has never been read. There is some scuffing on most of the cover photos of Burbank as it is a raised photo and rubbed the back of its neighbor for many years on the shelf. Bindings are all still in tact and tight with only Vol. 1 being a little loose as likely the only volume which was occasionally taken down off the shelf. All volumes have some sunning on the spine, this is less noticeable on Vol II & III which are likely orphan members of the set. A few volumes have an occasional toning, a couple with disparate tide marks. All considered, a great set of attractive, fun books for the "budding" horticulturist or anyone with a few hours to spend reading in front of the fireplace.Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 - April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. Burbank's most successful strains and varieties include the Shasta daisy, the fire poppy , the "Santa Rosa" plum, the "Flaming Gold" nectarine, the "Wickson" plum (named after the agronomist Edward J. Wickson), the freestone peach, and the white blackberry. A natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato with russet-colored skin later became known as the russet Burbank potato. This large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato has become the world's predominant potato in food processing. The Russet Burbank potato was in fact invented to help with the devastating situation in Ireland during the Irish Potato famine. "It was the savage Indian who gave us, here in America, the most important crop we have. It was the Indian who found a wild grass covering the plains and developed it into corn. Or, to turn it the other way around, it was the desire of the Indian for a food plant like this that led the teosinte grass, by gradual adaptation, to produce Indian corn or maize." (p 126 V. I). Maroon cloth over boards with titling on spine in gilt. Burbank's black and white bust up photo is in an oval cut surrounding by a gilt wreath on the front cover [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Le Papillon. Années 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 et 1919, reliées en 3 volumes. Nos 645 à 781, janvier 1914 à mars 1919, 26e année à 31e année. Manque le n.° 751.

      1914 - 1919, Genève, 1914 - 280x225mm, 275x220mm, 212pages, illustrations n/b in et hors texte, collation éffectué: manque le numéro n.° 751. Vol. 1: reliure pleine percaline rouge.Titre doré au dos, ornementations et titre doré sur le plat supérieure. Belle reliure. Vols 2 et 3: reliure demi-parcaline à coins. Plats papier marbré. Titre, date et filets dorés au dos. Belle reliure. Bel exemplaire, hormis pages 16 et 17 du volume 2 détachées de la reliure.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        The Book of Genesis

      London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ltd,, 1914. Now printed in the authorised version and illustrated after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson. Quarto. Original buff cloth-backed green paper sides, white paper label to spine and front cover printed in black, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green silk page marker. With the dust jacket. Title page printed in blue and black with central vignette by Cayley Robinson. Colour frontispiece and 9 plates with tissue-guards captioned in red. Slight wear to tips, bump to bottom edge of covers, light foxing to edges; a very good copy in the jacket with nicks to extremities, and minor loss to bottom edge of rear panel. First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes [Cayley Robinson's] finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, is considered his most enduring work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hand-embroidered notebook.

      [1914] 1914 - Octavo. Contemporary grey cloth over boards, with white cloth covering hand-embroidered in black thread for a full floral panelling, hand-printed patterned endpapers, all edges dyed yellow. The pages blank within. Fine. This charming notebook, blank within, was hand-bound and decorated to a decidedly Bloomsbury aesthetic by Harriette Anne Morrell (1842-1924), and inscribed to her daughter-in-law Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) in pencil on the first blank, "To Dear Ottoline from H.A.M. July. 1914". Harriette Morrell, the mother of Philip Morrell, was an accomplished artist and needleworker. After her death a memorial exhibition catalogue of her work, Harriette Anne Morrell: A Description of Herself and Some of her Needlework and Painting, Edited by Her Son was published by Basil Blackwell in 1925. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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