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        MISALLIANCE. The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets And Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children. Inscribed.

      Constable and Company, London 1914 - Shaw, George Bernard. MISALLIANCE. The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets And Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children. Inscribed. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1914. "It is more dangerous to be a great prophet or poet than to promote twenty companies for swindling simple folk out of their savings". First Edition. Small 8vo. 234 pp. + 2 pp. of ads. A near fine or better copy in light moss green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, t.e.g., in a bright, near fine slightly spine darkened example of the rather uncommon dustwrapper. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine, who created Hotchkiss (among / other good turns), from Bernard Shaw. / 17th May 1914". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. "The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs". - Hotchkiss in GETTING MARRIED first performed in 1908 & published in THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA, 1911. Excellent example. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Pride and Prejudice, soft brown leather, Gift Quality

      MACMILLAN & CO, LONDON 1914 - leather ( AS SOFT TO THE TOUCH AS THE SKIN OF MY 5 MONTH OLD GRANDSON ) bound, BRIGHT gilt lettering on spine, gilt fore edges are so bright they CAN BE USED AS MIRRORS. brown MIRRORS. brown ribbon markers, raised ribbed spines, tight binding, clean bodies and unmarked texts. half and full page illustrations throughout book DATE PUBLISHED: 1914 EDITION: 351 FINEST CONDITION LEATHER BOUND WE HAVE HAD GIFT QUALITY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families

      Horncastle Lincolnshire: Author, 1914 With their collateral branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts. In original brown paper boards lightly worn, titles in red and black ink. Spine has title in black ink to a newer white paper label, joints have been professionally strengthened. Internally, NO inscriptions, minimal foxing to endpapers, title page text in red and black ink, 2 small tears at margin to rear, [7], 410 pp. THE corner piece to any Welsh collection and very scarce in any form. Rarely found in such lovely condition. GRIFFITH, naturalist and antiquary; took an early interest in archeology and natural history which in time accounted for his volumes on the Flora of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, published in 1894, and his Portfolio of Photographs of Cromlechs in the same two counties, published in 1900; however it was his truly monumental Pedigrees of Caernarvonshire and Anglesey Families, with their branches in other counties of North Wales, published in 1914, a work of outstanding merit, a godsend to researchers, that he will be best remembered. No such work could be perfect, and the great influx of family papers to library repositories has exposed many errors both of commission and omission. But the piling up of such errata by fortunate acquirers of the latest information can never impair the basic importance of this great work. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1914]., 1914. First Edition. 4to. With 25 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues, and other black and white illustrations in text. Elegantly bound in recent full dark blue crushed morocco, gilt titles and extra gilt to spine; gilt panelling to boards with corner pieces; top edge gilt; original illustrated end papers; pictorial cloth boards bound in at rear. A fine copy. FIRST EDITION. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North

      New York: George H. Doran, nd [1914]. First U.S edition. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations, and elaborate decorative endpapers by Kay Nielsen. 4to, publisher&#146;s original yellow cloth lettered in red on the spine and on the upper cover. IN THE VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET, lettered and pictorially decorated in red. 205. A very nice copy indeed, the original cloth bright and the text-block and plates clean and quite fresh, owner&#146;s signature, paper with closed separation without loss at rear fly and pastedown. The dustjacket, scarce in any condition, is quite well preserved with only a bit of mellowing or aging and with a few chips or unobtrusive closed tears. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET.<br> Fifteen old Norwegian folk-tales from Asbjornsen and Moe&#146;s &#145;Norske Folkeeventyr&#146;, have been selected and magnificently portrayed by Nielson. Only his second book commission, this collection of paintings earned him enormous public recognition and equal standing with Dulac and Rackham as a leading children&#146;s book illustrator. Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity. &#147;In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: The melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves. If it were not for the outbreak of war that year, there is no doubt that Nielsen would have continued to produce many more of these remarkable paintings for children, to establish him as a great master of the Northern fairy tale.&#148; -Susan Meyer. <br> These captivating old tales at once exotic and somehow familiar, of princes and princesses, giants and mythic goats, all combine to give us a glimpse into the Norwegian imagination. And we cannot help but agree that: &#147;The quaintness, the tenderness, the grotesque yet realistic intermingling of actuality with supernaturalism, by with the original Norske folkeeventyr are characterized, will make an appeal to all, as represented in the pictures of Kay Nielsen. And these imperishable traditions, whose bases are among the very roots of all antiquity, are here reincarnated in line and colour, to the delight of all who ever knew or now shall know them.&#148; -Preface.

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        Luther Burbank : His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application / Prepared from His Original Field Notes Covering More Than 100, 000 Experiments Made During Forty Years Devoted to Plant Improvement. -[Complete in 12 Volumes]

      New York, [N. Y. ] ; London : Luther Burbank Press, 1914-15 - Description: 12 v. : col. Ill. , facsims. ; 25 cm. Frontispiece, illustrations, etc. , are mounted. Includes indexes. Subjects; Plant breeding. Good to very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with scattered dust-dulling and staining. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. 10 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Pictorial Art, Illustrated by Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions from the Author's Collection with Descriptions and Notes on the History of Drawing, Writing, etc., Translated from Standard Chinese Authors. [AND:] Supplement Illustrating a Few Interesting Pieces of Bronze, Ceramics, and Jade.

      Shanghai, Printed by the Commercial Press 1914 - Two parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. 324, iv; 74. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous collotype and coloured plates interleaved with text leaves. Each plate protected with a facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's lovely silk-covered boards, sewn with threads in traditional Chinese style, upper board richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering, bit discoloured, cloth over spine rubbed off, spine heads bit worn. In a very fine internal condition. Excellent interior, exceptionally well preserved, crisp plates. ~ First, limited deluxe edition. Copy number 65 from a LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 66, the limitation being authenticated by the Östasiatiska Museet, Stockholm. Includes list of dynasties; notes on the history and technique of Chinese drawing and painting; supplement of plates illustrating Chinese bronzes, ceramic art, and jade. Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Uncommon in such fine internal condition.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      Maison Bleue - Victor Lecoffre, Paris - Action Populaire, Reims 1914 - RO40194457: 9 volumes (recueils), 8 fascicules et 6 années de Supplément bibliographiques (1909-14). Numéros manquants: 1910: août, oct., nov. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats et en 1res pages. Couvertures des numéros brochés abîmées. Suppléments bibliographiques en partie abîmés. Du n° 2, XXXIVe année, jan.-fév. 1909, au n° 1, XXXIXe année, juillet 1914. Sommaire du n° 2. jan.-fév. 1909: Comte de Mun, Nos illusions législatives. P. du Maroussem, La question des races. R. Johannet, Le Roman social et la religion. R. Picot, L'évolution du jardin ouvrier. G. Desbuquois, L'internationalisme social et le catholicisme. A. Gratieux, Un chrétien social en Russie: N. Nicolaiévitch Népluyef. H. H. Cetty, La nouvelle ordonnance sur les Assurances ouvrières en Allemagne. J. de Hollain, L'évolution de la propriété en Chine. Malvéry, Le marché des âmes, trad. par Jean Morel. F. Sagot, Etranger: Angleterre, Danemark, Italie, Canada, Australie, Sud-Afrique. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 260-Théologie sociale chrétienne [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes *7 Volumes Complete*

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1914 - (full book description) Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1914. 1st Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5"x7", 1864pgs. FRENCH TEXT. Page ends dull, pages very lightly age toned at margin areas, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. SCARCE complete 7 volume set. Dates 1914-1934. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jahrbuch des kunsthistorischen Institutes der k. k. Zentral-Kommission für Denkmalpflege. Hrsg. v. Max Dvorák. (Mit Beiblatt)

      Wien, Schroll 1914-18.. Bde. 7, 9, 11, 12. 4 Bde. 4°. Mit hunderten photorgr. Tafelabb. Ln. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von E. Tietze-Conrat (Die Bronzen d. Liechtensteinschen Kunstkammer), D. Frey, H. Folnesics, L. Planiscig (Sammlung Fischl), A. Gnirs (Aquilea), L. v. Baldass, M. Zweig (Die Althanschen Gartenpaläste in Wien), A. Eilenstein (Der Kupferstecher K. Felner);

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        Die Werke Friedrichs des Grossen (10 Bde.) . In deutscher Übersetzung. Illustriert von Adolph v. Menzel. (Von dieser Abteilung alles was erschienen).

      Berlin, Reimar Hobbing, 1912 -1914 - 4° (30.5 x 21 cm), zus. ca. 3600 S., die Bde. meist zwischen 250 u. 320 S. (Bd. 6 mit 430 S.), zahlr. Taf., Textabb., farb. Karten., Rote OLdr.-Handeinbände auf 5 echten Bünden, reiche Goldpräg. auf Rücken und Bünden, eingelegte lederne Rückenschilder, Goldfileten a. den Deckeln, goldgepr. Monogramm a. V.deckel, Lesebändchen, Kopfgoldschnitt., 1 Bd. minimst kratzspurig a. Deckel, allgemein praktisch makelloses Ex. Die Werke das Ex. Nr. 419 der 420 Ex. im Handel (bei einer Gesamtaufl. v. 440 Ex.). Auf Bütten. Luxusausgabe, die Werke gewidmet Wilhelm II., «zur Feier seines 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläums in Erinnerung an die 200jährige Geburtstagsfeier» Friedrichs II. im Jahre 1913. Zumeist übersetzt v. Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski. Die Werke beinhalten: 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg; 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit; 3 u. 4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges; 5: Altersgeschichte, Staats- und Flugschriften; 6: Militärische Schriften; 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente; 8: Philosophische Schriften; 9 u. 10: Dichtungen. 15000 gr.

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        Connaissance de l'Est

      Paris, Georges Crès, Coll. coréenne composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen 1914 - Livre épuisé 2 vol. (28,5 x 18 cm), imprimé au recto sur deux feuilles pliées formant 2 volumes cousues selon la tradition chinoise, réunis dans un cartonnage dépliant recouvert de soie bleue de Péking, deux fermoirs en os, 226 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Pierre Saunier - Victor Segalen, 97-99. Condition : Troisième édition de Connaissance de l'Est, reproduisant le texte de la seconde édition datant de 1907, en partie originale, illustrée de 61 lettrines en rouge et noir. L'un des 570 exemplaires num. sur vergé pelure (après 30 ex. sur Grand papier Tribut et 30 ex. sur Vergé nacré). Très belle édition composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen. 90g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Werke Friedrich des Großen. Herausgegeben von Gustav Berthold Volz. Hier Band 1-10 in 10 Büchern komplett.,

      Berlin, Reimar Hobbing Verlag 1913-, 1914 - Band 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg. Band 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit. Band 3/4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Band 5: Altersgeschichte, Staats- und Flugschriften. Band 6: Militärische Schriften. Band 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente. Band 8: Philosophische Schriften. Band 9/10: Dichtungen. 4°, XV, 244, ( 4 ); VIII, 277, ( 5 ); VII 238, ( 6 ); 209, ( 6 ), (20) = 20 zweifarbigen Schlachtskizzen zum Siebenjährigen Krieg; VII, 248, ( 4 ), und drei Faltkarten zur Kriegsführung 1778; VIII, 433, ( 9 ); X, 291, ( 7 ); VIII, 318, ( 4 ); IX, 316, ( 4 ) ; VI, 285, (1) Seiten. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph v. Menzel und zahlreichen ganzseitigen Abbildungen. versierte und betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - guter Zustand - z61151 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Young Liberal Pamphlets (1903-1913)

      London : National League of Young Liberals 1914 - Description: 1 vol. (various pagings) : ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Liberal party (Great Britain) --Liberalism --Great Britain --Politics and government --Speeches and addresses. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Extensive additional ephemera loosely inserted. Association; Rees' own copy with his bookplate. Loosely inserted are four manuscript letters to Rees from Walter Runciman all signed and dated on headed paper along with related clippings, a photo, another related typed letter, Rees manuscript notes and advertising bills for League of Young Liberal events. Further detail on request. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Armer Spielmann

      Vienna - Anton Schroll & Co, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pocket sized volume, with yellow paper covered boards. This is a German language text, written in black letter script. Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (January 15, 1791 January 21, 1872), an Austrian dramatic poet, was born in Vienna. Although Grillparzer was essentially a dramatist, his lyric poetry is in the intensity of its personal note hardly inferior to Lenau&#39;s; and the bitterness of his later years found vent in biting and stinging epigrams that spared few of his greater contemporaries . As a prose writer, he has left one powerful short story, Der arme Spielmann (1848), and a volume of critical studies on the Spanish drama, which shows how completely he had succeeded in identifying himself with the Spanish point of view. Condition: The binding of the text block is tight and firm, with both covers and all internal pages securely attached. The internal hinges are strained but holding well. The spine is detached but present. The boards are slightly rubbed and faded. Internally the pages are clean and bright. some of the illustrations have been coloured in. Thereis ink writing to the title page and to the reverse of the same page. Overall, this volume is in very good condition..

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        On the Trail of the Opium Poppy

      Small Maynard & Co., Boston 1914 - Two volumes in gilt lettered olive cloth. 300 pp and 308 pp. Folding map in rear of each volume. Illustrated with photos throughout. The author's travels in China on the trail of the cultivators of the opium poppy. Edgewear to volumes only. Foxing to edges and interiors generally not affecting text or illustrations. A very sharp set. Uncommon. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Berlin, Germany: Vossischer Erben. Fair. 1914-1918. Hardcover. 33 months of newspapers from the years 1914-1918 totalling approximately 990 daily newspapers. These scarce German-language newspaper compilations cover major military and political developments of World War I from a German perspective. These periodicals offer maps of the fronts, areas of combat and regions relating to the war. The newspapers by and large retain the customary sections, with reports on finance and commerce (largely war-related) , travel & leisure, reviews, and illustrated advertisements. The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721-1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky. Condition: These folio volumes, measuring approximately 12.25" x 18", are bound in cloth-backed marbled boards (with a few boards lacking). Ex-library (Yale) books show external wear, with soiling to covers and splitting along spine edges. Some boards detached with a few boards missing with initial or final pages exhibiting heavy wear or altogether lacking. Text blocks are intact. Antique library bookplate of Yale appears on front pastedowns. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair. Some volumes may exhibit greater wear/loss at edges. By and large this is a very readable collection. Months include: December 1914; January-December 1915 (lacking May) ; January-December 1916 (lacking February & October) ; January, May, June, August, September, November & December 1917; February-May 1918. .

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        La grande pitié des Églises de France (avec une lettre et un billet autographe signés)

      - Paris, Émile-Paul frères éditeurs, 1914. Édition originale, in 12 de III + 419 pages sur papier de Hollande 99/200, grand de marge, non rogné, tête haute dorée, couvertures conservées. Le tout dans une reliure attribuée à Mme F. Martin-Sabon en plein veau fauve estampé et ciselé avec rehaut de couleurs d'un motif d'église avec personnages sur le 1er plat, dos à nerfs avec motifs ciselés au dos, motif de feuillage sur le second plat, plats intérieurs à motifs et feutrine. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une carte signée à l'entête de la Chambre des Députés, et d'une lettre autographe signée et datée de 1921, adressée à Mme Martin-Sabon. Exemplaire exceptionnel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Du Cote De Chez Swann

      Bernard Grasset, Paris 1914 - In French. Bound by G. Fox of 5 George Street, Manchester Square, City of Westminster as stated with a small stamp to back of ffep. Early printing with 1913 colophon and 1914 stated on title page. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, gilt to top of textblock edge, marbled endpapers, some pages still uncut, 523 pages plus table of content. Some edge wear such as rubbing to corners and edges especially the leather part with some scratches, front hinge is split for three quarters. While notthing appears to be missing, a remnant between the title page leaf and the dedication page suggests something might have been removed. An ink spot to textblock edge page 489 to 504 with an eighth of an inch bleeding into pages. 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. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug am Kopf.

      Wohl Wien, [um 1914]. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. "Wenn der Patient doch wenigstens ganz aufrichtig, ganz wahrheitsgetreu dem Arzte sein Leiden schildern möchte! Dann würde der Arzt noch weniger verstehen als bei einer für seine Auffassungskraft adaptirten Schilderung seitens des Kranken! Dieser erzählt nur gerade so viel als er glaubt noch verstanden zu werden! Also gar nichts Wahres über seine eigenen Mysterien und Räthselhaftigkeiten! Ich bin nicht gegen Das, was die Ärzte wissen! Ich bin nur gegen Das, was sie nicht wissen! [.]". - Mit mehreren eigenh. Korrekturen, Unterstreichungen und Einfügungen. - Auf Briefpapier des Graben-Hotels, Wien, mit faksimiliertem Namen Altenbergs und Adresse in Rot. - Veröffentlicht in: Peter Altenberg. Fechsung, Berlin 1915. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Chance. A Tale in Two Parts

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company,, 1914. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Cloth rubbed at extremities, hinges a little loose. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Captain and Mrs. Wilson-Barker with the author&#39;s cordial regards. 1914". Wilson-Barker was Captain-Superintendent of the Naval Training College HMS Worcester from 1892 to 1919 and the author of the oft-reprinted Manual of Elementary Seamanship (1896). He first met Conrad in 1911 when the author&#39;s son Alfred Borys joined the Worcester.

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        My Autobiography

      Frederick A. Stokes Publishing, NEW YORK 1914 - From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone--with his personalized gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature and notes to the front free endpaper. This copy originally belonged to author, novelist, and short story writer Katherine Havilland Taylor--and attached (tipped in) is a rejection letter from S.S. McClure for a short story Taylor wrote called "How Fickle Women Are". Dated June 8, 1925, and on McClure's Magazine stationary, McClure writes to Taylor--"This is a very good story and I would like it but I am sorry to say I can't buy it, considering what I have on hand." "Faithfully Yours. S. S. McClure". Taylor was a successful short story writer who was published in several magazines, but apparently, never in McClure's. Taylor wrote one novel called "The Failure", which was adapted into a 1938 RKO film with a renamed title of "A Man To Remember"--starring Lionel Barrymore. Taylor had several stories published by all of the major writing magazines of the early part of the 20th Century. Also, enclosed and attached to this copy on page 241, conveniently across from the photo of "Viola Roseboro"--editor in chief of McClure's magazine, is a letter on McClure's Magazine stationary dated December 21, 1922 and also addressed to Taylor, is a rejection letter for a story entitled "Facing Reality" and signed and written by Viola Roseboro with her handwritten notes to Taylor on one side and a formal rejection on the other. In her notes Roseboro says, "Good, only we feel it is more for the women's magazines--not for us. Good Luck, and I expect as much. V. R." The other side of the letter states, "We always thank you for letting us see your work. We must send this back despite much wit and cleverness.I am going to take the liberty of telling you that I think this would be better told without the frills and trimmings the author addresses to the reader--better and more saleable". Roseboro goes on to state that the reason she never signs her letters is because she is seldom in the office--apparently Taylor questioned if they (the stories) were ever indeed read at all because she was rejected so many times. It is common knowledge that Roseboro really called the shots at McClure's---she was responsible for getting on board many young and talented writers--including Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Willa Cather---who secretly penned this autobiography of McClure's life. McClure lived until 1949, and among many accomplishments, he was a business partner of Frank Nelson Doubleday, founded with him Doubleday & McClure, which became today's Doubleday publishing empire. This copy is in very good condition. First printing with September 1914, as called for. Frontispiece portrait of McClure with original tissue guard as new. Dustiness to the page ends, age toning to the spine with the lettering being quite hard to read. The front hinge is loose but easily repaired. Interior pages are unmarked and clean. Front board is quite nice with gilt lettering and decorations bright. Altogether a nice well read copy from the collection of a quite famous collector, who along with his brother Adrian Goldstone, Steinbeck's bibliographer, both well known and whose books are just now being auctioned off for record sums--(Gatsby for $180,000). What makes this copy rare are the letters and signatures of McClure and Roseboro--indeed Roseboro's signature is very rare for somebody whose influence was huge in the publishing world of the early 20th Century--she single handedly put Jack London's career on the inside track, and he went on to become the highest paid author of his time. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres libres. Les Amies. - Femmes. - Hombres.

      A Eleuthéropolis 19. [vers 1914]. - Grand in-8, carré, (22 cm x 22), 134 pp plus 3 ff (table)-(2) f bl, exemplaire à grandes marges. Demi-chagrin marron foncé à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, titre doré en long, couvertures et dos conservés. Titre imprimé en rouge avec fleuron typographique, quelques rousseurs sur la couverture sans gravité. Comprenant bien le fameux Sonnet du Trou du Cul (Verlaine et Rimbaud).

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1914 Through December 1914 *ASSOCIATION COPY*

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1914 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo inside the Nelson exchange; Satisfactory growth in past year; Four-page article with photos on prospects for the Kaslo area; 6-page article with photos on 'Modern treatment of the Insane' - the establishment of Colony Farm by the Provincial Government; Photo of enormous fallen tree near Westholme; Table ranking exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls; Statement of Development - la table listing number of phones operating per exchange as at 1 December 1913; Photo montage of three Vancouver Island telephone officials; Company has caught up with its construction work; 7-page feature on Victoria, 'The Pride of the Last West' with great photos; Photo of 'Vancouver's Newest Skyscraper' - a 15-story building under construction at the corner of Hastings and Richards; Telephone Service Excellent; 7-page article with excellent photos of the Britannia Mine; Telephone Cables Underground (in Vancouver); photo of company vehicle; Photo of Port Alberni Exchange; Large photo of the Seymour Exchange under construction (Steel frame erected); 5-page illustrated feature of Port Alberni - the magnetic city on the west coast; The giving of good telephone service; Some transmission problems of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Photo inside Port Alberni Exchange; First teleautograph west of Chicago - at the new Hotel Vancouver; 5-page feature of towns that silver put on map - New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, surrounding which is the Slocan District, in which is located the Standard Mine - photos; Recent developments in telephone transmission; April trouble record in Seymour office; Wonderful photo-montage of Vancouver's business district; First Telephone Switchboard in use in Vancouver, 1885; Before and after photos of Point Grey Road and Powell St.; View of Granville St. from the C.P.R. Depot; Photo of the almost completed Hudson's Bay store; Two great panoramic photos of the Vancouver Harbour, from the water and from the land; Photo of Hastings St. West, looking east; photo of the new Hotel Vancouver; Photo montage of some of Vancouver's fine homes; Photo of English Bay Bathing Beach; large photo of Second Beach, Stanley Park; Photo of the Interurban Depot B.C.E.R.Co.; View of Grand Forks looking west; Photo of the Granby smelter, largest in the British Empire; 5-page feature on Grand Forks; What are the duties of a Wire Chief?; Photos of the B.C. Tel. float as appeared in the Vancouver Pageant; Interior Telephone Extensions - exchanges of Kootenay, Boundary and Slocan to be connected; 1899 Vernon and Nelson Telephone Co. Ltd. phone directory; Operator School photo; Nice photo of the 6 chief operators of the Kootenay District; Where operators are trained - illustrated multi-page article; Personnel of Plant Organization; Marketing Telephone Poles - 2 page article with 2 photos; Operator's School Equipment; Cover photo of public telephone booths at the C.P.R. Depot, Vancouver; Nice photo of the Seymour general public office, Vancouver; Work of the Commercial Department - 6 pages with many photos of personnel; Printing a Telephone Directory; Getting out the Monthly Accounts - 2 photos; Telephony on the battlefield - use in the Russian-Japanese War; Photo in head office in Vancouver; Making the Telephone Valuable; photo portraits of executives William Farrell, George Halse, and other [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE DEBUTANT. Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de politique dans le province de Québec. Signed /Signé.

      La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, Saint-Jean, QC: 1914 - Bessette, Arsène. LE DEBUTANT. Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de politique dans le province de Québec. Signed /Signé. Saint-Jean, QC: La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, 1914. First edition / édition originale. 8vo., 259pp. Gilt-stamped & ruled half burgundy polished calf over brown, black & white marbled paper, like marbled endpapers. Ouvrage enrichi de nombreaux dessins de Busnel, de deux dessin [pages 78 et 125] et d'un portrait de L'auteur par St-Cgarles. A near fine or better example of this rare presentation binding. Signed & numbered [No. 6 of 26 signed copies in a total edition of 300; binding by Oliver Barwick] "No. 6 / Hommage de l'auteur / Arsène Bessette". Very Uncommon. [In 1914 Arsène Bessette had his only novel, Le débutant, published in Saint-Jean by La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français. It is not known if he had shown it to his friends, if the publisher of Le Canada Français had read the manuscript, or if Bessette himself sent the press release to La Presse, in which his work was describ ed as a novel of the soil and an interesting portrait of social customs with most of the action taking place in the countryside. What is known is that the book was dedicated to "fellow journalists, to the sincere and upright men in public life, [and] to all those who have lost their illusions, before or at the same time as their hair." The dedication was a premonition, for the author would quickly lose his own illusions when the critics ignored his novel. Since Bessette was on the members list of the Masonic lodge L&#146;Émancipation [see Adelstan de Martigny*] published in Le Devoir in 1910, not everyone would have been well disposed towards him, which doubtless explains why the publication of his novel &#150; "the only work of fiction in Quebec literature inspired by Masonic ideas," according to Roger Le Moine - met with a conspiracy of silence. The fact that the book did not come out in one of the major urban centers is not enough to account for the critics&#146; indifference; on the other hand, their lack of interest may have discouraged Bessette from publishing the two further volumes that were announced when Le débutant appeared. What is the novel about? Paul Mirot, the hero of the story, and his introduction to journalism, to the world of letters, and to love, was probably a projection of the author. Indeed, Paul has much in common with his creator, for, like Bessette, he is determined, courageous, witty, and intelligent. These qualities led the owner of Le Populiste to hire Paul as a journalist. Soon appreciated by both his employers and his readers, he also wins the heart of Simone Laperle, the beautiful and wealthy cousin of his best friend, Jacques Vaillant. Having become his mistress, the young woman introduces him to society. In partnership with Vaillant, Mirot founds a newspaper, in which he denounces the rigidity of society. He is also engaged in writing a novel that deals with the dangers of nationalistic ideology in literature. The newspaper is censured for its supposedly revolutionary ideas and ceases publication. Mirot&#146;s novel is banned and he loses his job at the newspaper where he is then working. In addition, the death of Simone closes his love life. The novel ends in complete failure, yet the hero remains confident about the future, while attaching no importance to the past. Contrary to what literary critics would assert for many years, Bessette himself did not lose his job at Le Canada français when Le débutant was published, nor was the novel condemned by the archbishop. The writer remained on the staff of Le Canada français until the end of 1917, when he moved to Montreal to work for Le Pays and La Presse. In 1920 he became an inspector for the Montreal Tramways Commission. Arsène Bessette died suddenly on 21 June 1921 while visiting a friend. Notices of his death appeared in several newspapers, but Le Canada français, where he had worked for more than 15 years, had only a short article on t [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        10 Uniformdarstellungen.

      Wien und o. O., o. D.. Aquarell auf Papier, jeweils ca. 165 x 90 mm, in drei Gruppen (2 Vierer- und eine Zweiergruppe) unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt.. Undatierte, hübsch aquarellierte Folge von 10 österreichischen Offizieren in ihren Regimentsfarben. Der aus Znaim gebürtige österreichischische Militär- und Pferdemaler und Zeichner A. Pock studierte bei Griepenkerl an der Wiener Akademie und war bis 1914 Mitarbeiter der Meggendorfer Blätter; das Heeresgeschichtliche Museum besitzt einen Bestand an Werken Pocks (vgl. Vollmer). - Sauber und wohlerhalten. - Vgl. Thieme/Becker XXVII, 170; Vollmer III, 603.

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        LA FAVORITA: Magnifica fotografia di inusuale grande formato cm 35x26, stampa ai sali d&#146;argento colorazione a mano coeva. 13,79x10,24 inch, magnificent picture in unusual large size, gelatin silver print coloured by coeval hand.

      Italia, 1914 - Timbro a secco con Copyright 1914 P.N.CO. Fotografia originale "vintage", stampata al tempo dello scatto. Non si tratta di una copia. Ottimo stato. Embossing stamp with Copyright 1914 P.N.CO. Original vintage picture, it is NOT a reprint. Very good condition. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage in fine state of preservation. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions about the items.

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      - Paris, Piazza, 1914, 23x30. Broché, sous couverture repliée illustrée. Illustré par Dulac. Ouvrage superbe. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Princesse Badourah. Conte de Mille et Une Nuit.

      H. Piazza,, Paris, 1914 - Paris, H. Piazza, 1914. 4°. 3 Bl., 114 S., 5 Bl. Mit 10 farbigen Tafeln Edmond Dulac. Etwas späterer Orig.-Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung. Orig.-Umschläge mit eingebunden. - Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Etwas späterer Orig.-Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Alten Meister. Aus Dem Französischen Übertragen Von Ernst Ludwig Schellenberg. Mit 40 Heliogravüren.,

      Gustav Kiepenheuer, Weimar 1914 - "Das Werk wurde in einer einmaligen nummerierten Auflage von 525 Exemplaren in einer handgeschnittenen holländischen Type des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts bei Joh. Enschedé En Zonen in Haarlem gedruckt. Die 40 Heliogravüren sind bei F. Bruckmann, München, die Einbände bei H. Fikentscher, Leipzig hergestellt (die damals deutschlandweit führende Leipziger Buchbinderei). 1-125 ist auf Van Geldern Bütten gedruckt und mit der Hand auf hohe Bünde in lohgares Schafleder gebunden (Entwurf Bernhard Lorenz), 126-525 ist in Halbleder gebunden. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer CXIX (119)." Reichlich goldgeprägter, sehr dekorativer Ganzleder-Einband mit 5 Bünden und Rückentitelei, angenehmste Patina, kleiner Fleck auf vorderem Buchdeckel, Ecken minimal bestoßen, goldener Kopfschnitt, gedruckt auf Büttenpapier, in klarer, lateinischer Schrift, mit Wassersiegel, nicht ebarbiert. Mit Lesebändchen. 310 paginierte Seiten, alle Heliogravüren mit Seidenpapier geschützt. Stockfleckenfrei! Eine wunderschöne, bibliophile Retrospektive über die klassische flämische Malerei von u.a. Rubens, van Dyck, Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, van Eyck, Memling. Eine Augenweide! Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876), französischer Schriftsteller, Kunstkritiker und Maler. Sein Ansehen als Schriftsteller erlangte er mit dem psychologischen Roman Dominique (1862). 23,5 x 29 Cm. 2,4 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 Erste Deutsche Auflage Leder Sehr gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Another Catch: More Fugitive Notes on Sport and Other Things

      Cleveland, Ohio: Printed for the Writer by The Bryan Printing Company, n.d [1914] - First edition, no. 31of 75 copies presented to Elizabeth Childs Crego (crossed out) Stinson. Small 4to. Illustrated with many photographs, one colored photo. 281 pp. Original gilt-stamped green cloth, with leaping fish and 2 fishermen in background. Almost fine, small stain on fore-edge. Rare. Bruns N19; Wetzel, p. 187 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tarzan of the Apes

      Toronto: McCelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1914. - The Rarest Tarzan Edition of All An Astonishing Copy In the Scarce First State BindingBURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1914. True first Canadian edition, first printing (with canceled title), in the first state binding without acorn above the U.S. publisher's slug on spine, and the rarest of all editions; Burroughs's bibliographer, Robert B. Zeuschner, in an interview with us, estimates that were likely only 200-500 copies issued of this edition but Carl Spadoni, bibliographer of McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, reports to us that the true number issued was probably no more than 250. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in; 185 x 124 mm). [2, blank], [8], 400, [1], [5, blank] pp. Title page illustration by Fred J. Arting.Publisher's original dark red cloth. Gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Gilt rules at spine head and tail. Blindstamped panel to upper board. An astonishing, completely untouched, tight, bright and fine copy of a phenomenally rare edition of the utmost scarcity with cancel title page and in first state binding. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell case. "The Queen Bee of Tarzan editions," according to Carl Spadoni's report to us, "extraordinarily scarce."OCLC/KVK locate only five copies worldwide: McMaster University, Toronto Public Library, University of Louisville, University of Wyoming, and Bibliothéque et Archives Canada. It is, however, unknown whether all five of these copies possess the canceled title page and are in the first state binding. ABPC reports no copies at auction within the last thirty-five years.On June 14, 1914, publisher A.C. McClurg of Chicago published the first edition in book form of Tarzan of the Apes (his writing published in contemporary pulp magazines, this was his first book) in a printing of 5,000 copies. Unanticipated demand, however, led McClurg to contract with another printer-binder for an additional 2,500 copies. Based upon Henry Heins' Golden Anniversary Bibliography of ERB (1964), for many years it was believed that an acorn above the publisher's name at the foot of the spine indicated the true first edition, first state. As Zeuschner notes, however, subsequent research (Fowler, The Case Against the Acorn, ERB - DOM #19), has firmly established that it was the adjunct printer-binder who added the acorn to the publisher's slug. Thus copies lacking the acorn are ascendant, and, as a result, Heins has revised his opinion. Subsequent printings by McClelland possess an integral title page or have the cancelled title page but are in the McClurg second state "acorn" binding.Spadoni and Donnelly 110. Cf. Zeuschner 696, note. Interview with Robert B. Zeuschner Dec. 28, 2007. Interview with Carl Spadoni, Ph.D, Jan. 2, 2008. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Statues et Statuettes de Rois et de Particuliers (in 3 Bänden) HIER NUR BAND 3 - Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire: Nos. 42192 - 42250,, (IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE),

      Le Caire, Imprimerie de L Institut francais D Archéologie Orientale 1914 - mit unzähligen Abbildungen von 58 Artefakten auf 53 Tafeln, 103 Seiten, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR dieser wissenschaftlichen Samlung mit einem zweifarbigen Titel aus der Reihe:"Service des Antiquités de l`Égypte", DIESER TITEL ERZIELT SCHON IMMER AUCH IN EINZELBÄNDEN HOHE PREISE Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 26x35, graues privater Bibliotheks-Leineneinband mit fachgerecht montierter Vorderdecke der Original-Broschur,

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        Tarzan of the Apes

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1914 - Reprint Edition, (n.d. 1927). Publisher's red cloth boards with the front and spine lettered in black. Frontispiece with silhouette by Fred J. Arting. Heins TA-6. Dust jacket has minor edge wear with a 1/4" tear at bottom of spine and two 1/4" tears along rear top edge. 24 Burroughs titles listed on reverse of jacket. No inscriptions, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. Tight copy in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

      London, Grant Richards Ltd.,, [1914]. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the printed dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery, Light partial toning to endpapers, some minor foxing to a couple of leaves, spine lightly creased with tips a little bumped, a lovely copy in the spine tanned dust jacket with a couple of minor nicks. First edition, first impression, of this classic of English working class fiction, often compared with Zola&#39;s Germinal. Robert Philippe Noonan (1870&#150;1911) was the illegitimate son of an inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary. He settled in South Africa for ten years, where he helped found the Irish Brigade, which fought against Britain in the Anglo-Boer War, with John McBride and Arthur Griffiths. However, he left in 1899 before hostilities broke out and settled in Hastings. "Working in the building trade at subsistence wages, he contracted tuberculosis, was influenced by socialist writers such as Robert Blatchford, and became an active member of the unusually large Hastings branch of the Social Democratic Federation, whose banner he painted. He spent his spare time during the last ten years of his life writing by hand the 1800-page manuscript of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, which brought posthumous fame" (ODNB). He died in the Royal Infirmary in Liverpool; having set out to start a new life in Canada he got no further, was taken seriously ill, spent time in the workhouse, and "was buried in a pauper&#39;s grave in the city&#39;s Walton Park cemetery." Kathleen, his orphaned daughter, sold the manuscript to Grant Richards for £25. The publisher described it as, this "damnably subversive, but &#133; extraordinarily real" novel, Alan Sillitoe subsequently called it "The first great English novel about the class war", and Michael Foot praised its "truly Swiftian impact". What is certain is the authenticity of its voice which offers "a unique view of early twentieth-century working-class life through the eyes of an articulate proletarian." Scarce, especially with the dust jacket: Grant Richards was renowned for only doing small print runs. Although the title page of the manuscript is clearly signed Tressell (which was how Noonan wrote the word for a painter&#39;s trestle in his manuscript), for some unknown reason the author&#39;s name was printed as Tressall in this first edition and in the Grant Richards abridged cheap edition of 1918.

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        The Life of a Sportsman.

      Regan, Paul, Trench, & Co. Ltd., London 1914 - Signed binding by Riviere & Sons. Full red crushed morocco with multicolored onlay pieces of leather, glued or sewn, of an English hunting scene. Gilt multiruled lines and gilt ornamentation to the borders of both covers. Five raised bands with gilt decoration. Six panels with gilt portraits of hunting dogs, name of author and title. A little bit of wear to the headcap. Cover and page edges in gilt. Turned in dentelles with gilt decoration to the corners. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Frontispieces. Half title. Thirty six tissue guarded full paged colored illustrations, as called for. An exceptionally attractive book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1914. - Very Good+ with no dust jacket. #P-041207. 10 vol. 3/4 green leather over green cloth boards. T.E.G. Top edges trimmed; others untrimmed. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Binding is Hardcover.

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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, December 30th, 1914 - Blockbuster Article Displays Evidence Against Belgium

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. 32 pages. This issue is twice as long as previous issues due to its blockbuster treatment of "The Case of Belgium" with reproductions of documents incriminating to Belgium. Features: The (New York) "Times" in Despair; Irish Home Rule Bill; Government Control of Public Utilities, by Frank Koester; "I Protest", by Clara Viebig - one of the foremost novelists of Europe; We Demand Real Neutrality; What is an American German?, by Representative Richard A. Bartholdt of Missouri; The Case of Belgium - In the light of official reports found in the secret archives of the Belgium Government after the occupation of Brussels with fascimiles of the documents - a major article; cartoon shows a German dog being taken before an English firing squad; England&#39;s Embarrassment is Ireland&#39;s Opportunity; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1914. First Edition.

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