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        Le Anime Criminali: La Legge Determinista, La Guerra di Razza.

      1914 - Illustrated Throughout with "Characteristic" Images Bertolini, Gino. Le Anime Criminali: La Legge Determinista, La Guerra di Razza. Venice: Istituto Veneto di Arti Grafiche, [1914]. 480 pp. 70 plates, 24 text illustrations. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7"). Original printed publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light edgewear, a few minor stains, spine somewhat darkened, moderate toning to text, foxing in a few places, internally clean. * Only edition located. An example of the somatic school of criminology associated with Cesare Lombroso, this well-illustrated book is a collection of essays, mostly profiles of exemplary criminals. As one would suspect in a European book from 1914, there are several politically motivated assassinations. The images depict the criminals, their victims, crime scenes, courtroom scenes, court officers, prisons and artifacts. OCLC locates 7 copies worldwide, 1 in North America at Harvard Law School. Another copy located at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Home Rule for Ireland

      England, ca. 1914 - A British political comment on the issue of Home Rule for Ireland. Amid celestial clouds a Union Jack-garbed figure of H.H. Asquith turns a grindstone on which a gleeful John Redmond in satanic wings sharpens a sword lettered "HOME RULE" as an angelic David Lloyd George flies away carrying by the coattails a small Irishman, shillelagh in hand. Prime Minister Asquith introduced the Third Home Rule for Ireland Bill to the Commons in 1912, in part to oblige the Irish, on which his Liberal ministry depended. Redmond, leader of the Irish Nationalists, established a balance of power favorable to the Irish and passage of the bill seemed assured. Lloyd George, (then Chancellor of the Exchequer), aware of the heavily pro-English sentiment of Northern Ireland, and of the political dangers of forcing unwilling Protestants under Catholic rule, induced the parties to exempt Ulster from the provisions of the bill, which finally passed in this form. This painting reflects the situation in early 1914: Redmond, with the aid of Asquith, prepares to sever Ireland from the mother country, while Lloyd George symbolically carries the pugnacious Catholic faithful away from the Protestant sanctuary of the North. It is, possibly, the original of a Conservative Party political poster. A UNIQUE PIECE OF POLITICAL PROPAGANDA IN THE HIGHLY UNUSUAL MEDIUM OF OILS (IRELAND) Original oil painting on canvas, unsigned, with caricatures of Asquith, John Redmond and Lloyd George, 19 1/2 x 30 inches, framed in gilt to 22 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches overall. Fine condition. Roy Jenkins, Asquith, pp. 174-5, et seq [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        H.P. Lovecraft Collection

      A remarkable collection of 244 H.P. Lovecraft items with over 200 rare amateur press appearances dating as early as 1914; nine important pulp magazines containing, among others, the first appearances of "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Colour Out of Space," and "The Shadow Out of Time"; and nearly 20 miscellaneous appearance by Lovecraft or directly relating to his writing. While several items are bound in boards, the rest are bound in stapled or sewn wrappers, nearly all with the tiny book label of Black Sparrow Press founder John K. Martin on the rear pastedown or wrap. Overall near fine with exceptions noted in the detailed list. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        History of The Class of Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen Yale College Volume One (1914 Vol. 1)

      Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn 1914 - pp. 480. Beautiful Huc M.Luquiens tipped in original etching of Yale Old Library is the Frontispiece with covering tissue imprinted with title and note "This etching was especially executed for the Class of 1914, by H. M. Luquiens." Frontispiece with covering tissue of Timothy Dwight. Foldout with tissue of the class picture follows the Table of Contents. Gilded letters on the spine and the logo on the front are intact. Print date on the title page is MDCCCCXIV. Pages top is gilded. No foxing. Very nice copy. Biographies, Sports, Activities and much more. A heavy book. Size: 9 3/8"tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manual of Training for Jungle & River Warfare . Illustrated by Photographs and Sketches by the Author

      London : T. Werner Laurie 1914 - Physical desc. : 124 p : diagrs. , plates ; 17 cm. Subject: Jungle warfare. Riverine operations. Bush warfare. Series: [Laurie's Military Text Books. Vol. 1]. Good copy+ in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 124 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABITI E FOGGE CIVILI E MILITARI DAL I AL XVIII SECOLO.

      Bergamo 1914 - Ril. in tela , caratt. oro, cm 36x26, pp 9 di t., 217 tavv inc. Reprint 1975.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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        An Historical Journal Of the Campaigns in North America ( 3 VOLUMES)

      The Champlain Society 1914 - numérotés 193/ 550 . History for the years 1757, 1758, 1759, and 1760 by Captain John Knox . With illustrations and maps. La guerre de sept and la fin de la Nouvelle France et la victoire de la Nation Québecoise malgré les déportations et le véritable génocide par le feu . Prévoir 20$ par livre pour la poste vers tous les pays . Ref livre 1084 boîte 89 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michel Guay]
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        Social Forces in England and America

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1914. First. First American edition. Pencil name, else fine in near very good dustwrapper with small chips at the extremities. A collection of essays that is rare in the jacket, which is made of exceptionally thin paper. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Broadside]: Don't Miss It. Georgia State Colored Fair. Macon, Ga. Nov. 18th to 28th, 1914. Low Round Trip Rates via The Georgia Railroad

      Atlanta: Georgia State Colored Fair. 1914. First. Broadside. Approximately 8.5" x 24". Printed in blue. Old light crease and some nominal foxing, just about fine. The first Georgia State Colored Fair was held in Macon in 1906, and continued at least until 1916. Attractive, with a variety of different typefaces. OCLC locates no copies, although we've handled one other. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Glasarchitektur

      Berlin Verlag Der Sturm, 1914.. Pbd. 125 S. Reste der ehemaligen Klammerbindung sichtbar; ansonsten gutes, sauberes Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe. Wilp.-Gühring 26. Raabe/H.-B. 260.27.

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        Fishermen of the Atlantic 1914 : A Manual of Information, issued annually,containing the ONLY complete list of FISHING VESSELS of Boston, Gloucester,Provincetown, Chatham, New Bedford, Portland, ME., Providence, R. I., Newport, R. I., Stonington, Conn.

      Fishing Masters' Association, Inc., Boston, 1914, - (Fishing Masters' Association). Fishermen of the Atlantic 1914 : A Manual of Information, issued annually, containing the ONLY complete list of FISHING VESSELS of Boston, Gloucester, Provincetown, Chatham, New Bedford, Portland, ME., Providence, R. I., Newport, R. I., Stonington, Conn., the New England Coast, New York, Philadelphia, Pensacola, Florida, Galveston, Texas andNova Scotia Ports. Boston: Fishing Masters' Association, Inc., 1914. Pp. 188 including sixty-two pages of plates depicting many of the ports mentioned, with a large number of portraits of the various captains, as well as twoof the vessels, the United States Government Fisheries Schooner, "Grampus"and the Auxillary Schooner "Helen B. Thomas". 8vo, maroon, gilt letteringto front. In addition to the ships' lists, there are a large number of advertisements from companies up and down the East Coast, offering every service that a vessel would require from equipment and supplies to processing facilities and insurance. One ad of particular note uses an attractive doublepage chart from the Port Clyde Cold Storage and Fisheries Co. Also a few short articles including "The New Boston Fish Pier" and "Fishermen Lost in 1913". Spine slightly faded with some chipping and fraying to ends, small spot to rear board, cloth rubbed, corners bumped, else vg. 600.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS OF WORLD WAR ONE.

      - 89 photographic views on stereo card of World War One Scenes; contained in a double 'book' box entitled The Underwood Travel Library. The War of the Nations, which is not necessarily the original box for this series; Underwood and Underwood, New York, n.d.[c. 1914-]. *With hand held stereoscope viewer.

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        CHARLES DICKENS IN CHANCERY

      1914 - JAQUES, E. T. CHARLES DICKENS IN CHANCERY. Being an Account of His Proceedings in Respect of The "Christmas Carol" with some Gossip in Relation to the Old Law Courts at Westminster. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1914. 95 pp. 8vo., tan paer wrappers printed in black and with vignette of Dickens on front cover. Good, front cover has tiny chip at bottom right corner and crease. Light soil. Small closed tears to rear cover. Interior fine. (Marke: A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University, 1142.) Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        MARITIME OPERATIONS IN THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1904 - 5 Volume I

      London: Admiralty War Staff Intelligence Division, 1914. - 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered blind-ruled blue cloth (some light wear to head of spine and spine very slightly dulled - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xi + 567 (endpapers tanned; small Admiralty Library stamps), illus with 16 folding plates; errata slip. [Confidential history of the Russo-Japanese War naval campaign produced by the Admiralty from Japanese Govt's history. Volume I only. Copy no. 15.] [Scarce]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Vivatbänder von dem Weltkriege 1914. (Cover Title). [Vivat Ribbons of the World Wars, 1914]

      Berlin: Amsler und Ruthardt, 1914 - 1915. Folio, original cord tied paper wraps with a large, applied, titled print on the upper cover housing fifty-one original silk ribbons tipped at the top & bottom to thick paper sheets, recto only, three to a page, in support of the Red Cross & relative to World War One. The pictorial ribbons vary slightly in size but average 16 inches by 2.5 inches. Printed in black ink on different colored silk, displaying patriotic slogans & depictions of military (and other) scenes, all but two of the ribbons bear the statement "Zum Besten des Roten Kreuzes" [For the Benefit of the Red Cross]. All of the silks bear the Verlag Amsler und Ruthardt imprint and are dated 1914 or 1915. Many are artist signed (in print) including Matthew Schliestl, Ernst Seidl, Erich Heermann, Hermann Knackfuss, and others. OCLC locates similar titles but this one is apparently unrecorded. Wraps moderately soiled, lightly edgeworn, with a small label at the upper right corner. A few of the ribbons have slight staining where tipped to the sheets, very occasional minor foxing, a couple creases, wraps about Very, Good, ribbons Near FinePossibly compiled rather than published, an amazing assemblage either way.

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        LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

      Paris: L. Carteret, 1914. No. 154 OF 200 COPIES n. Hardcover. 286 x 216 mm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2"). With half titles in each volume. Two volumes. No. 154 OF 200 COPIES. VERY FINE DARK GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY BERTHE VAN REGEMORTER, covers with gilt frame of urns and floral garlands, raised bands, spines attractively gilt in stippled compartments with a central cluster of flowers, turn-ins with simple gilt frame, fuchsia-colored silk endleaves, patterned flyleaves, all edges gilt. Original paper wrappers bound in. With 34 color etchings comprising two title vignettes, six large head- and six large tailpieces, and 20 full-page plates by G. Jeanniot, all with tissue guards, plus an additional suite of all illustrations in black and white, and WITH AN ORIGINAL COLORED PENCIL STUDY FOR ONE OF THE PLATES, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, laid in. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endleaf with ex libris of H. J. Hintze; patterned flyleaf with bookplate of Albert Natural. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY with only the most trivial of imperfections, the ornate binding sparkling and entirely unworn. This is a virtually pristine example of the elegant work produced by Belgian binder Berthe van Regemorter (1879-1964), who had apprenticed at Sangorski & Sutcliffe--one of the few women to do so--before opening her own workshop in Antwerp. She first worked privately under Brussels binder Joseph Hendrickx and with finisher Louis Jacobs before travelling to London to continue her studies. We can see here the influence of Sangorski & Sutcliffe, and perhaps even more evident is the impact of Cobden-Sanderson and his pupils. The stippled spine compartments, with their clever use of negative space to create a large six-petalled flower around the central floral cluster, looks particularly English (not to mention beautiful). Van Regemorter went on to teach her craft at the Vrije Akademie in Antwerp and at Henry van de Velde's Institut Sup?rieur des Arts D?coratif at La Cambre. She became a scholar of the structural analysis of bookbindings, a field described as "bookbinding-archaeology." Her importance to the history of bookbinding in Belgium was affirmed in 2014, when the famed Bibliotheca Wittockiana held an exhibition of her bindings, drawings, and designs in conjunction with the publication of her biography by Elly Cockx-Indestege. The present graceful binding is well suited to this luxury edition of Laclos' classic epistolary novel from 1782 that explored the decadence and cruelty of the bored, predatory Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil and the innocents they seduced. The coquettish illustrations here capture the world of the ancien regime without indulging in any depictions of lurid destruction.

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        Schriftsteller (1911-1991): Masch. Br. mit eigenh. U. Berzona, 15. VI. 1972. 2°. 3/4 S. - Mit Kuvert.

      . . Auf eigenem Briefpapier an Albert Hauser (Kulturhistoriker, Autor und Maler, geb. 1914) von der "Gesellschaft der Biedermeier" [1920 gegr. literarische Gesellschaft] in Baden (Schweiz, nahe Zürich), der ihn zu einem Vortrag eingeladen hatte: - /// - "[...] Die Aufgabe, die Sie mir stellen, ist ohne Zweifel sinnvoll, aber ich habe mich dazu entschliessen müssen, keine Vorträge zu halten in nächster Zeit. Die Versuchung, dass man sich verzettelt, ist sehr gross, die Folge davon, dass die eigentliche Arbeit immer vernachlässigt wird. [ ...]". - DABEI: Kuvert mit gedrucktem Absender Frischs.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Richard Husslein]
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        Anne Of Green Gables [with 1914 dust jacket]

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1914 - 429 pages, plus 8 pages of ads at rear. Thirty Eighth Impression; May, 1914. A remarkable survival of this exceedingly scarce 1914 jacket that has done great service to the boards. Considerable chipping to jacket; now protected in removeable brodart archival sleeve. Apart from the chipping the jacket is whole and in one piece with no splitting at flaps. The verso of jacket [now loosely covered by the blank white of brodart backing] lists many titles for sale "more than 400" but no L.M. Montgomery volumes. This is not a later-issue jacket: check the G&D publication dates for the "Recent Issues" on rear. Presumed first Grosset edition. The boards, spine, and paper insert on front are in superb condition. Foxing (brown spots from acidic reaction to jacket flaps and pictorial plates) is present on the frontispiece and first 2 leaves, on the rear endpaper, and on the leaves immediately adjacent to the 3 pictorial plates. Small marginal stain at lower right of pages 111-130, 159, and a small brown dot from fore-edge from page 257-263. In fact, a very clean interior. Front blank endpaper is lacking. Former owners' name to half title in ink, and (hidden by jacket flap) in pencil to front pastedown. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        The Struggle for Scutari (Turk, Slav, and Albanian). Illustrated by photographs and sketches by the author.

      Edward Arnold, London 1914 - Original red cloth, spine lettered gilt, upper board lettered in black. Tissue protected frontis., many b/w photos (complete as called for), b/w in-text illustrations, index. Spine somewhat sunned, board edges just a little faded. Clean and tight with very minimal damp spotting to f.e.p. A very nice copy. ; See Bland 519, Young 188, Hetzer & Roman A-0515. Edith Durham, champion of the Albanians whose best known work was "High Albania" here recounts the history of Albania between 1910 and 1914. She describes Serbian and Montenegrin atrocities in Northern Albania and the authoress's relief work there. ; xi[i]+320pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books- 01544267300]
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        Noted murder mysteries

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd.,, 1914. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, blind panelling to the upper board, publisher's device in blind to the lower, top edge gilt. With the typographical dust jacket. Frontispiece. Endpapers lightly foxed, mild toning, else very good indeed in jacket with just a few very minor chips. First edition, first impression. Belloc Lowndes, feminist, journalist, and sensational author - her most famous work The Lodger, based on the Jack the Ripper murders, has been filmed five times, firstly by Hitchcock in 1927 and most recently by David Ondaatje in 2009 - here offers accounts of nine notorious murder cases, including "an exceptionally full account of the Bravo Case." Uncommon and highly attractive in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Semiologie des affections du systeme nerveux.

      . Paris, Masson, 1914., 8°, XXVI, 1212 pp., 564 Abb., 3 Taf., original geprägter Leinenband.. First Edition of this Classical Standard Work in Neurology! - "The most outstanding successor to Charcot's chair of neurology was Joseph Jules Dejerine (1849-1917) who was first chief of clinic at the Bicetre, professor of the history of medicine and clinical medicine and finally, in 1910, professor of neurology and clinical chief at the Salpetriere. He was a remarkable clinical neurologist, who separated and classified the assorted neurological disorders that had been previously reported. Dejerine's greatest contributions are his works on the anatomy of the nervous system (1895-1901) and this clinical symptomatology (1914), both landmarks in the history of neurology which are still used today. - see - Garrison's History of Neurology, p. 293; Haymaker & Schiller, Founders of Neurology, pp. 426-430 - Heirs of Hippocrates No. 2118; Garrison & Morton No.4598

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        Three Photographic Albums of Aerial Tramways on Coffee, Tea, and Rubber Plantations in the Netherlands East Indies, 1914-1925, showing the engineering work of the Dutch firm of Merrem & La Porte

      Netherlands East Indies, 1914-1925. (INDONESIA) 3 vols., Oblong 4to (2), square 8vo (1). 571 black and white photographs (some colored) mounted on black or green leaves, most titled in white ink: most 6 x 9 or 5 x 8 inches; approx. 250 3 x 5 inches and smaller. Clothbound albums. Fine. Provenance: W.G. ten Houte de Lange, engineer (signature and later bookplate dated 1946) . Compendious visual archive of photographs of aerial (cable) tramways for transportation of tea, coffee, gutta percha, firewood, and building materials - as well as the occasional group of workers - on mountainous plantations in the cloudlands of Java, Netherlands East Indies (present-day Indonesia), including Bandoeng, Mt. Salak, Gedeh, Pengalengan, Kali Glidik, and other areas. The captions identify the plantation and record engineering features, such as the span of unsupported cable or the weight of the cargo. In addition to documenting the engineering works of the Dutch firm of Merrem & La Porte in rugged terrain from ca. 1914 to the mid-1920s, the photographs offer a glimpse of these remote lands at the beginning of the modern era

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        Sam Steele. Original Studio Portrait Col. Sam Steele

      Winnipeg: Campbell's Winnipeg: Campbell's 1914. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph tipped into studio folder W / glassine guard. Folder: 9 3 / 8" X 6 3 / 16" Image: 7 7 / 8" X 4 11 / 16". Original Portrait Col. Sam Steele. Samuel Benfield Steele 1851 - 1919 Handwritten on reverse by Harwood Steele, Son of Sam Steele: "35" Col. S B Steele Full dress Winnipeg about 1914" Photographer: Campbell's, Winnipeg, Ca. 1914 Neg # 10548. Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        Original Portrait Col. Sam Steele. Samuel Benfield Steele 1851 - 1919

      Winnipeg: Campbell's Winnipeg: Campbell's 1914. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph tipped into studio folder W / glassine guard. Folder: 9 3 / 8" X 6 3 / 16" Image: 7 1 / 16" X 4 5 / 8". Handwritten on reverse by Harwood Steele, Son of Sam Steele: "3" Col. S B Steele "Staff in Blue" Winnipeg about 1914" Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        Sam Steele. Original Studio Portrait Col. Sam Steele

      Winnipeg: Campbell's Winnipeg: Campbell's 1914. (Photograph) Very good. Original Photograph tipped into embossed studio folder glassine guard. Folder: 9 1 / 2" X 6 1 / 4" Image: 7 5 / 16" X 4 7 / 8". Handwritten on reverse by Harwood Steele, Son of Sam Steele: "6" Col. S B Steele Winnipeg about 1914"Photographer: Campbell's, Winnipeg, Ca. 1914 Photographer: Campbell's, Winnipeg, Ca. 1914 Neg # 10548. Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, CB, KCMG, MVO (January 5, 1851 – January 30, 1919) was a famous member of the North West Mounted Police.He joined the local militia as a teenager and fought against the Fenians at the Battle of Ridgeway. He was sent west first to fight the Red River Rebellion of Louis Riel, but arrived after the Métis had surrendered. Steele had long been fascinated by the west, devouring the works of James Fenimore Cooper in his youth. He was especially interested in the First Nations, and spent his time in the west learning from them and the Metis. However he was recalled from Manitoba and based in Fort Henry in Kingston for the next few years.He was chosen to be one of the first members of the NWMP, being only the third officer sworn in. In 1873 he returned to Fort Garry with the new force and was put in charge of drilling the new recruits. Over the next few years he crisscrossed the prairies, before being assigned to NWMP headquarters to train new recruits.In 1881 he was assigned to meet with Sitting Bull, who fresh from defeating General Custer had moved into Canada and was demanding land for his people. Steele and a few officers met them and reached a peaceful agreement. This action won Steele great acclaim in the newspapers of the United States and was the beginning of his role as a public figure.In the North-West Rebellion Steele was dispatched with a small force. Missing the Battle of Batoche Steele and his force were sent to move against the last rebel force lead by Chief Big Bear. Steele and his two dozen Mounties defeated Big Bear's force at Loon Lake in the last battle ever fought on Canadian territory. The contributions of the NWMP to putting down the rebellion went largely ignored and unrewarded, to Steele's great annoyance. Steele spent the next ten years assigned to Fort McLeod, and at age 41 married Maria Harwood, eventually the couple had three children.In 1898 he was sent north to the Yukon to succeed Charles Constantine with policing during the Klondike Gold Rush. Initially, he was in charge of the customs posts at the Chilkoot Pass and White Pass, where he created the rule that no one would be allowed to enter without a ton of goods. Steele and his force made the Klondike Gold Rush into one of the most orderly events of its kind in history and made the police force famous around the world, which ensured its survival at a critical time when the force's dissolution was being debated in parliament.In 1900 he was second in command in Lord Strathcona's Horse, a Canadian light cavalry unit sent to South Africa during the Boer war and did so with distinction. Steele, however, disliked greatly what he was ordered to do by the British, which included burning towns and moving the populace to concentration camps.Steele was knighted in 1918 and was made a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, and Member of the Royal Victorian Order.Canada's fifth tallest mountain, Mount Steele, is named after him..

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        On the Effect of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Spectral Lines," Offprint issue from the Philosophical Magazine, March 1914, London: Taylor & Francis

      FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT PRESENTATION ISSUE of Bohr's pivotal 1914 paper. An important test of Bohr's new model of the atom, the quantum theory he began to develop in his revolutionary 1913 'On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules;' as well, this paper is a significant and necessary bridge between Bohr's 1913 break with classical physics and his later correspondence principle stating that the behavior of quantum mechanical systems must give the same results as classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. The 1914 paper offered stands directly between classical and quantum theory and signifies Bohr's own path from one understanding of the universe to another. & & Offprint bears Bohr's personal stamp 'Fran Forfatteren' or 'From the Author.' W. P. Watson Antiquarian Books verifies that this was Bohr's own stamp. Beneath the stamp is written 'From the Author,' but I suspect that was written later and by another hand as a translation of Bohr's stamp. & & Bohr's 1913 work "postulated the existence of stationary states of an atomic system whose behavior could be described using classical mechanics while the transition of the system from one stationary state to another would represent a non-classical process accompanied by emission or absorption of one quantum of homogeneous radiation, the frequency of which was related to its energy by Planck's equation" (Norman). "The dynamics of Bohr's [1913] atomic models is a manifest departure from classical dynamics, where every acceleration produces radiation. This departure consists of the fact that Bohr's electron does not radiate as long as it describes a stationary trajectory, but only when it jumps from one stationary trajector to another" (Dugas, A History, 547). & & Concurrently, Johannes Stark discovered the splitting of spectral lines in strong electrical fields, defying classical explanation. Bohr, however, realized that his new model offered an explanation. In this 1914 paper, then, Bohr wanted to establish "a certain connection between this dynamics and ordinary electromagnetic theory" (Norman). Specifically, he wanted to ascertain whether or not his new theory could account for the variations of spectral lines when atoms were submitted to electric fields (Stark effect) and magnetic fields (Zeeman effect). & & Bohr's research "claimed that an electric field would deform the circular orbits of his atomic model so that only two rectilinear motions through the nucleus remained, parallel and antiparallel to the field" (Kox, The discovery of the Stark effect" in AdP 525). He was able to calculate a frequency shift due to an external electric field that agreed with Stark's observations. Bohr concluded that "it seems possible to account for some of the general features of the effect of magnetic and electric fields on spectral lines discovered by Zeemann and Stark" (Bohr). His conclusion would, in time, lead directly to his own correspondence principle, a cornerstone in the quantum mechanics soon to be formulated by Heisenberg and Schrödinger. & & Bohr's correspondence principle which states "that the behavior of systems described by the theory of quantum mechanics (or by the old quantum theory) reproduced classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. In other words, it says that for large orbits and for large energies, quantum calculations must agree with classical calculations" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. Offprint issue, original wraps. Very small stamp at the foot of p. 506. Octavo (8.75 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 138mm), pp. 506-525. Bears Bohr's personal stamp "Fra Forfatteren" or "From the Author." W. P. Watson Antiquarian Books verifies that this was Bohr's own stamp. Beneath the stamp is written "From the Author," but I suspect that was written later and by another hand as a translation of Bohr's stamp. Small chip at head of spine and foot of front wrap. Clean and bright throughout. Very good condition.

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        Les Caves du Vatican. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française 1914 - Sotie par l'auteur de Paludes. EDITION ORIGINALE. Tirée à 550 exemplaires sur papier à chandelles des papeteries d'Arches au filigrane de la Nouvelle Revue Française, avec un portrait de l'auteur, au vernis mou, par Paul-Albert Laurens. Paris, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française - 1914. Ouvrage broché sous couverture orange imprimée. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8°(23x14). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On the Effect of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Spectral Lines," Offprint issue from the Philosophical Magazine, March 1914, London: Taylor & Francis

      - FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT PRESENTATION ISSUE of Bohr's pivotal 1914 paper. An important test of Bohr's new model of the atom, the quantum theory he began to develop in his revolutionary 1913 'On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules;' as well, this paper is a significant and necessary bridge between Bohr's 1913 break with classical physics and his later correspondence principle stating that the behavior of quantum mechanical systems must give the same results as classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. The 1914 paper offered stands directly between classical and quantum theory and signifies Bohr's own path from one understanding of the universe to another. Offprint bears Bohr's personal stamp 'Fran Forfatteren' or 'From the Author.' W. P. Watson Antiquarian Books verifies that this was Bohr's own stamp. Beneath the stamp is written 'From the Author,' but I suspect that was written later and by another hand as a translation of Bohr's stamp. Bohr's 1913 work "postulated the existence of stationary states of an atomic system whose behavior could be described using classical mechanics while the transition of the system from one stationary state to another would represent a non-classical process accompanied by emission or absorption of one quantum of homogeneous radiation, the frequency of which was related to its energy by Planck's equation" (Norman). "The dynamics of Bohr's [1913] atomic models is a manifest departure from classical dynamics, where every acceleration produces radiation. This departure consists of the fact that Bohr's electron does not radiate as long as it describes a stationary trajectory, but only when it jumps from one stationary trajector to another" (Dugas, A History, 547). Concurrently, Johannes Stark discovered the splitting of spectral lines in strong electrical fields, defying classical explanation. Bohr, however, realized that his new model offered an explanation. In this 1914 paper, then, Bohr wanted to establish "a certain connection between this dynamics and ordinary electromagnetic theory" (Norman). Specifically, he wanted to ascertain whether or not his new theory could account for the variations of spectral lines when atoms were submitted to electric fields (Stark effect) and magnetic fields (Zeeman effect). Bohr's research "claimed that an electric field would deform the circular orbits of his atomic model so that only two rectilinear motions through the nucleus remained, parallel and antiparallel to the field" (Kox, The discovery of the Stark effect" in AdP 525). He was able to calculate a frequency shift due to an external electric field that agreed with Stark's observations. Bohr concluded that "it seems possible to account for some of the general features of the effect of magnetic and electric fields on spectral lines discovered by Zeemann and Stark" (Bohr). His conclusion would, in time, lead directly to his own correspondence principle, a cornerstone in the quantum mechanics soon to be formulated by Heisenberg and Schrödinger. Bohr's correspondence principle which states "that the behavior of systems described by the theory of quantum mechanics (or by the old quantum theory) reproduced classical physics in the limit of large quantum numbers. In other words, it says that for large orbits and for large energies, quantum calculations must agree with classical calculations" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. Offprint issue, original wraps. Very small stamp at the foot of p. 506. Octavo (8.75 x 5.5 inches; 219 x 138mm), pp. 506-525. Bears Bohr's personal stamp "Fra Forfatteren" or "From the Author." W. P. Watson Antiquarian Books verifies that this was Bohr's own stamp. Beneath the stamp is written "From the Author," but I suspect that was written later and by another hand as a translation of Bohr's stamp. Small chip at head of spine and foot of front wrap. Clean and bright throughout. Very good condition.

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        RASSEGNA D'ARTE ANTICA E MODERNA - 1914-1922 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO (con VITA D'ARTE), Milano, Alfieri & Lacroix, 1914

      - 21 x 29, + preziosi indici con tutti gli artisti italiani e anche stranieri, citati nei testi Centinaia le tav. f.t. in b/n ed a colori, anche con immagini riportate sui cartoncini. Numerosi scritti di autorevoli specialisti italiani e stranieri. La rivista prosegue l'attivit? di RASSEGNA D'ARTE, conclusa con la fine di dicembre 1913; i direrttori e la struttura sono simili. Nei fascicoli coesistono ldue riviste (Rassegna d'arte antica e Moderna e Vita d'arte), ognuna con numerazione propria : noi indichiamo i due totali. La direzione di "Rassegna" è di Guido Cagnola fino al 1919 e poi gli subentra Corrado Ricci. Per "Vita d'arte" il direttore è sempre Bargagli Petrucci. Il 1914 e 1915 sono ril. in unici volume mz. pelle rossa con angoli ai piatti. Le annate dal 1916 al 1919 sono a fasc. sciolti con cop. conservate. ANNO I - 1914 - dal fasc. 1 genn. al fasc. 12 dic. (pp. 288 + 288) ANNO II - 1915 - dal fasc., 1 genn al fasc. 12 dic: (pp.276 + 238) ANNO III - 1916 - dal fasc., 1 genn al fasc. 12 dic: (pp.288 + 210) ANNO IV - 1917 - dal fasc. 1-2 genn al fasc. 11-12 dic. (pp.214 + 168) ANNO V - 1918 - dal fasc. 1-2 genn al fasc. 11-12 dic. (pp.214 + 138) ANNO VI - 1919 - dal fasc. 1-2 genn al fasc. 11-12 dic. (pp.232 + 188) Dal 1920 non è più presente Vita d'arte. ANNO VII - 1920 - dal fasc. 1 genn al fasc. 12 dic. (pp. 303 + varie) unico volume rilegato in piena tela viola ANNO VIII - 1921 - dal fasc. 1 genn al fasc., 12 dic. (pp.432) unico volume rilegato in piena tela rossa La rivista ha poi proseguito e si è conclusa a dic. 1922 ma di questa annata possediamo solo il fasc. di febbraio. La collezione viene offerta a

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        Moving Picture World

      NEW YORK MOTION PICTURE, NEW YORK 1914 - Some of the pages are undetached on the book. The Cover is been taped is undetached from the book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1914 EDITION: 1922 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Souvenir of the Great War" - Patriotic kerchief of the First World War.

      ca 1914, United Kingdom: - Souvenir kerchief with the portraits of Allied leaders, including (from upper left corner, clockwise): King George V; Viceroy of India; Mikado; at the center: Lord Kitchener; General French; Gr Duke Nicholas; General Joffre; at the right: King of Servia; Czar of Russia; General Botha; below this, additional generals' portraits adorn the right, bottom and left borders. A cavalry charge and an artillery attack are also illustrated. At the center is an illustration of a piece of notepaper with red seals on it, with facsimile signatures of the Generals, and the motto "Our Word Our Bond" on a banner beneath. The Australian War Memorial holds a copy listed in their collection/REL28928. Three small marks to the right of the scrap of paper. Color lithographic kerchief, 14" x 12 1/2".

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        Blazing the Trail Through the Rockies: The Story of Walter Moberly and His Share in the Making of Vancouver

      News Advertiser, Vancouver - First edition. Original printed wrappers. Published Vancouver: News Advertiser, no date, (printed 1914). Large 8vo., 6" x 9 1/4", 118pp., illustrated with 43 b/w photographs. Near fine, tight, bright and unworn. Minor sun discoloration ghosting to rear cover, else near fine. Very scarce and difficult to find unblemished. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cahier de dessins d'invention - Ecole primaire communale 19 rue Blomet Paris XVème

      1914 - Ensemble de 2 cahiers de dessins d'invention (notés), format à l'italienne ayant appartenu à René Gay, élève de 7ème; 1er cahier: octobre 1914 à février 1915, 15 dessins (couleur et N. et B.): les alliés et leur drapeau, notre canon de 75 et ses artilleurs, tranchée, ambulance, combat aérien, combat naval, train blindé, prise d'un drapeau allemand, église détruite par les allemands, auto-mitrailleuse, goumier algérien dans le Nord, ronde du soir par des coloniaux, notre Joffre, Général Galliéni, général ? , Général Dubail. 2ème cahier: février 1915 à mars 1915: 6 dessins en noir et blanc: Guillaume II, Lord "Kitehener" (Kitchner), Prince de Galles, notre Joffre, Amiral Boué de Lapeyrere, Général Gallieni. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kriegs Album: 22[-26] Sonderheft der "Woche". Five Volumes.

      August Scherl, Berlin 1914 - Berlin: August Scherl [1914-1916]. 5 volumes. Profusely illustrated from photographs; text in German. 11½x8¾, cloth-backed boards. Extensively illustrated review of the German military during the early years of the Great War, selected from a German weekly. Well worn, contents toned at margins with some coming loose and chipping in places, just good, with one volume being better described as fair. Gripping collection of photographs - about three per page, cumulatively hundreds - taken by the German side during The Great War, with substantial preliminary text (in German) which is apparently of a war-diary nature, being organized chronologically by month and day. Profuse imagery is primarily from photographs of a diverse and captivating nature - including a plethora of portraits of aristocratic German officers - but does also include some sketches and some quite absorbing and very detailed maps as well. Vol. 22: 24 pp (text) + 183 pp (photographs); Vol 23: 39 pp (text) + 167 pp (photographs); Vol 24: 84 pp (text) + 151 pp (photographs) + ads; Vol 25: 55 pp (text)+ 150 pp (photographs) + ads; Vol 26: 109 pp (text) + 111 pp (photographs). Hardly replaceable as a WWI reference. lg5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        H.P. Lovecraft Collection

      A remarkable collection of 244 H.P. Lovecraft items with over 200 rare amateur press appearances dating as early as 1914; nine important pulp magazines containing, among others, the first appearances of "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Colour Out of Space," and "The Shadow Out of Time"; and nearly 20 miscellaneous appearance by Lovecraft or directly relating to his writing. While several items are bound in boards, the rest are bound in stapled or sewn wrappers, nearly all with the tiny book label of Black Sparrow Press founder John K. Martin on the rear pastedown or wrap. Overall near fine with exceptions noted in the detailed list. .

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        Tactique des Torpilleurs d'Escadre.

      [Paris: État-Major Général [de la Marine Nationale], 1914 - Quarto (272 × 203 mm). Contemporary purple skiver-backed marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Spine discoloured and a little chipped, boards slightly rubbed, contents lightly toned but very good. 11 plates, numerous illustrative diagrams mounted in the text, tables. Chapters tagged with artificial vellum index tags. First edition, designated Confidential and subsequently reclassified as Secret in manuscript, no other copy traced. A detailed handbook of French destroyer tactics which had currency throughout the First World War, corrections of January 1917 and March 1922 noted at the "Fiche des Corrections", and added to the text in red ink. That this was a practical manual rather than a classroom text is indicated by the instructions, not followed in this case, that it should be bound in a double cover of sail cloth with a pocket to each cover to take a lead plate "afin d'assurer la submersion du livre" in the case of shipwreck or "accident." A remarkable document.

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        Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia

      MacMillan and Co. Limited, London - 1914, 1st Edition. () Very good. [xx] 516 + 2pp catalogue at rear. Quarto. Publisher's green cloth; gilt ornament to front board. Spine title in gilt; some creasing to crown, foot slightly shelfworn. Corners bumped. Upper edge gilt; fore and lower edges untrimmed. Former owner's name in ink to front fly, red ink stamp to same with small offset to paste-down. Illustrated with B / W plates from photographs, coloured folding map. Small tear to 357pp; not intrusive. A tight copy; interior bright and clean. Anthropological study of the Aborigines of Northern Australia with extensive illustrations. Spencer's text is the result of a government scientific commission to the territory to make preliminary surveys for settlement, while there he was able to assemble extensive notes on the occupants. Quite scarce with map intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Native tribes of the northern territory of Australia.

      - London, Macmillan and Co., 1914.Original decorated green cloth (sl. soiled), top edge gilt, with dust-jacket. With folding map, 36 plates (several coloured) and 92 illustrations on plates. XX,516 pp. - Original edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glasarchitektur.

      Berlin, Verlag der Sturm 1914.. 8°. 125 S., 1 S. Bibliographie. Originalbroschur.. Raabe 260, 27. - Wilpert-G. 26. - Erste Ausgabe. - Paul Scheerbart (1863-1915) eroberte sich mit diesem, Bruno Taut gewidmetem, Text einen Platz in der Architekturgeschichte: Der Architekt Taut nahm Scheerbarts Modell eines Glashauses zum Vorbild seiner berühmten Installation auf der Werkbundausstellung in Köln 1914. Scheerbart wurde Leitfigur der, von Taut gegründeten Architektengruppe "Die gläserne Kette", deren Mitglieder (u.a. Gropius, Scharoun, Poelzig) in späteren Jahren das Gesicht der modernen Architektur entscheidend prägten. - Sehr frisches, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Rücken leicht gebräunt. So schön erhalten sehr selten.

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        THE COLLECTION OF ARMS AND ARMOR OF RUTHERFURD STUYVESANT, 1843-1909.

      1914 - 53 of 54 tipped-in plates (lacks the frontispiece portrait). [New York]: Printed privately [at the De Vinne Press], 1914. First edition, only 300 copies printed. 14" x 11"; [6], v-xiv, [2], 174 pp. The first catalog of arms and armor devoted to an American collection, encompassing full and half suits, shields, horse trappings, lances, spurs, swords, hunting knives, daggers, shafted weapons, crossbows, guns, pistols, powder horns, and numerous other pieces. Each piece is fully annotated, including place of origin, date, and provenance. Stuyvesant bequeathed his collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he had been both a founding member and trustee. A man of independent means himself, Bashford Dean was the foremost American authority of his time on arms and armor, and the Honorary Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan. Full vellum binding, with gilt lettering and decorations, and the Stuyvesant crest stamped in gilt on the front board and in blind on the rear. Some minor smudging along the margins and extremities; otherwise a very good copy in a custom drop-sided box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHELLEY. [i.e., SELECTED POEMS OF SHELLEY]

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1914. ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 12 on vellum) n. Hardcover. 235 x 165 mm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2"). ONE OF 200 COPIES on paper (and 12 on vellum). Pleasant russet-colored crushed morocco by the Doves Bindery (stamp-signed "19 C-S 14" on rear turn-in), covers with single gilt rule border, raised bands, spine with gilt-ruled compartments, vertical gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, all edges gilt and gauffered with two rows of dots. Printed in red and black. Tidcombe DP-35; Tomkinson, pp. 58. Spine lightly sunned, otherwise AN IMMACULATE COPY in perfect condition. This volume epitomizes the beauty of simplicity that was a hallmark of Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press, and it is offered here in a Doves binding to match the content's elegant typographical restraint. The volume is typical of the work more frequently done at the bindery after 1909, when Charles McLeish and Bessie Hooley wanted to leave their employment for personal reasons. From that point on, Cobden-Sanderson determined to limit Doves bindings almost exclusively to books printed at the Doves Press, which he and Emery Walker had founded as a vehicle for the production of what they termed "the Book Beautiful" in 1900. (Although McLeish left to go into partnership with his son, Charles, who had apprenticed under Roger de Coverly, all of the bindings that were signed "Doves Bindery" between 1909 and 1921 were actually done in the McLeish workshop.) Later Doves Press publications included works of great 19th century poets (books featuring Shelley, Keats, and Wordsworth appeared between July of 1914 and December of 1915), and the poems to be included were selected with great care by Cobden-Sanderson himself. According to Tidcombe, our editor "particularly enjoyed the process of selecting and arranging the poems, using them as building blocks to create new structures which expressed his own emotions and attitudes." In preparing the present collection, he chose poems that "progress from 'dejection, longing, love, satiety, despair, and death' towards immortality.".

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        Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose A Careful Selection of the Rhymes. With Numerous Illustrations in full color and black & white.

      New York Dodd, Mead & Co. 1914 - First Edition of "The Jessie Wilcox Mother Goose" in the Rare Publisher's Box [SMITH, Jessie Wilcox, illustrator]. The Jessie Wilcox Smith Mother Goose. A Careful Selection of the Rhymes. With Numerous Illustrations in full color and black & white. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, [1914]. First edition, second issue. Large oblong quarto (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 215 x 290 mm). With seventeen full-page plates, twelve of which are in color, including frontispiece. Many illustrations in the text. Title-page in black and blue. Publisher's full black cloth, color pictorial label on front cover. Spine lettered in white. Pictorial label with a few very small spots of rubbing. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper. A few instances of finger soiling. Overall a near fine copy. Housed in the rare publisher's pictorial box. Box is a bit tattered and is missing one end flap. HBS 66036. $1,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter signed, "Paul Poiret

      Paul Poiret Letter on Stationery Designed by Georges Lepape Poiret, Paul. Typed letter, signed "Paul Poiret" dated 28 April 1914. 1 page, folio (8 3/4 x 11"). Eleven lines. Written on Poiret's Ave D'Antin 26 address with woodcut logo by Georges Lepape prominently in upper left hand corner. The letter is written to M. Beaulieu, director of the Comoedie des Champs Elysses urging him to consider a Poiret protege for an advantageous part in an upcoming play. "Although she does not have the 30 years of theatre experience that would make her a star, I have advised her against accepting a part that would immediately put her on dead end tracks." Poiret asks that Beaulieu give the girl a part of "l'importance qu'elle merite..." and Poiret would be very willing to show professional courtesy for anything that Beaulieu might do for her. The only play produced at the Comoedie des Champs Elysses during this period was La Victime by Vanderem & Franc-Nohain which premiered on 5 March and continued through at least 30 May. The World War began in August, closing the theatres. La Victime was a slight and stylish "petit chef-díoeuvre dans toute l'acception du mot." It is possible that the actress who was the subject of this letter was the young Vera Vorel who acted the part of a young miss of 25 ans. Paul Poiret (20 April 1879, Paris, France - 30 April 1944, Paris) was a couturier who worked in Paris in the years before World War I. His influence is greater than any other designer of the period, and he is remembered as the premiere couturier of the entire art-deco period. Poiret dressed Ida Rubinstein, Isadora Duncan, Eleanore Duse and Sarah Bernhardt, as well as, many members of European nobility.

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        Collected Poems

      London, Max Goschen Limited,, 1914. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Fore edge and prelims spotted, spine a little faded but an excellent copy in the somewhat torn and rubbed dust jacket with minor loss at the ends of the spine panel. First Edition, First Impression, First Issue, First Binding. One of a small number of copies issued by Goschen. Scarce in dust jacket.

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        Love Insurance. With Illustrations by Frank Shapp.

      The Bobbs-Merrill Company [1914], Indianapolis - Fine crisp copy in a very good dust jacket, also relatively bright, but with a few tiny chips at extremities and a rubbed spot at the spine panel where the price has been eradicated. Not common in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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