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        Archive of postcard-backed original photographs, from the period of his rise to fame in America, many signed

      1914-17. 32 original photographs, the majority of them postcard-backed. Housed in a black cloth, drop-back box. A few somewhat used, but on the whole very good, just one of them postally used. A remarkable cache of images, most apparently unique, covering the key period in the career of Ted "Kid" Lewis, described by Mike Tyson - no mean boxing historian - as "probably the greatest fighter to ever come out of Britain," holding a world record nine titles at three different weights, and the first to be elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame. The photographs show his training camps, entourage and fellow pugilists during his time in America, when he was transformed from the star of the Judaean's Athletic Club, just off Cable Street, the darling of the Jewish East End, into one of the most respected and heroic figures of the heroic era of the sport; "The Smashing, Dashing, Crashing Kid" who sparred with Jack Johnson in Havana, pal-ed around with Jack Dempsey in New York, and Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood, and lost - in controversial fashion - to "The Orchid Man," Georges Carpentier. The collection would seem to have originated with "Kid" Lewis's Svengali-like manager Alec "Zalig" Goodman, whose services as what would now be called Lewis's "nutritionist" allowed the shape-shifting that enabled him to compile his phenomenal multi-division record. Lewis was born Gershon Mendeloff in 1893, the son of Russian emigrants, and he began his boxing career at the Judaeans Athletic Club. He turned professional in 1909, and in 1913 won the British Featherweight Championship with a seventeenth round stoppage of Alec Lambert, he added the European Championship in 1914. The period covered by these photographs is one in which Lewis travelled widely in search of the big cash fights. A tour of Australia yielded 5 fights in 63 days, and a couple of victories over significant opposition, and then, on the look-out for new opportunities, rather then returning home Lewis and Goodman headed off to America, the decision apparently made on the toss of a coin, "TK was later to wonder whether the coin that had been used was a double-tailed one" (Lewis, Ted Kid Lewis: His Life and Times, p57). Here, in August 1915 at the Boston Armory, Lewis defeated Jack Britton, the Boxing Marvel, to win the World Welterweight title. Britton and Lewis were to fight another 19 times over the next 6 years, one of the great rivalries of boxing history. Encouraged by the British Embassy to remain in America as propaganda for the British cause in the European War, Lewis brought his family over to join him in 1916 - one of the postally used cards is addressed to his sister Florence in NY - and in 1917, when America joined the Allies, he signed up and became a boxing instructor with the US Army. The war over, and his title lost to Britton, Lewis returned to England in 1920. He quickly acquired the Middleweight Championship, and the British, British Empire and European Welterweight titles, but his relentless schedule - he fought over 250 times in 12 years - was beginning to take its toll. In '21 he failed to regain his title from Britton at Madison Square Garden, and in '22 he was beaten by Georges Carpentier in an attempt on the World Light-Heavyweight title. He continued to fight until 1929, but never quite recaptured the greatness that he achieved in during the war years. In his 100 Greatest Boxers of All Time the late great Bert Sugar rated Lewis as 33rd, putting him ahead of Jake LaMotta, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Georges Carpentier. The collection includes many fascinating, and perhaps unique, images drawn from Lewis's time in America, at training camp, one showing him in an extravagant spotted robe with tasselled cord - "Boxing was passing through a fashionable, glamorous phase, Carpentier being the inspiration" (Lewis, p41) - others in typical pugilistic pose; relaxing on the beach at Staten Island; at the wheel of a Model T full of passengers at Westchester; posing with his sparring partners. There are also a number of pictures of other fighters, many signed or inscribed to Goodman; Jack Greenstock of Bethnal Green, who fought Lewis a number of times in his early days at Judaeans AC; Al Reich, a New York fighter who in his time took on such notables as "Fireman" Jim Flynn, "Gunboat" Smith, and Battling Levinsky, "To my good friend Alec Goodman"; a very dapper Harry Mason, "To my trainer Alec Goodman." Mason was a Bethnal Green fighter, who based himself in Leeds, a showman he played the violin and recited before bouts, much to his opponents' discomfort; Harry Weston and Jack Moy face off at the "first annual field day and open air athletic meet by the Judaean S.A.P." "To my friend Alec Goodman, from K.O. Sweeney, Nov. 15th, 14, New York," a Pennsylvania fighter whose real name was John Kraynak chose his ring sobriquet "because it was more Irish"; and an inscribed card from Andre Anderson, who knocked down Jack Dempsey in his first New York fight, and was later shot for his failure to keep his promise to fix a fight. A highly evocative visual document of one of Britain's few true greats, as "Iron" Mike said - and I would not wish to argue - "you rate a fighter by longevity, and for years Ted Lewis beat the greatest American fighters for years … it's unbelievable the guys he had to fight! The Who's Who of Boxing, the greatest of the great, and yet he still prevailed as number one."

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        Dubliners

      London: Grant Richards Ltd.,, 1914. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, one of 746 copies issued in London on 15 June 1914, with the balance of the 1,250 printed shipped to Huebsch in New York, where it was published sometime between 15 December 1916 and 1 January 1917. Although never published, the collection had been printed before, by George Roberts at Maunsel, the Dublin publishers who by July 1910 had destroyed an edition of 1,000 because of "objectionable passages", inciting Joyce's pasquinade "Gas from a Burner". The collection contains Joyce's masterpiece in the short form, "The Dead".

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        Trees and Other Poems

      New York: George H. Doran. (1914). First. First edition. Boards a bit splayed, small tears at the bottom of the joints, small chip at crown, else near very good lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author: "To W.B. Parker with the sincere regards of Joyce Kilmer. Jan. 4, 1915." A pleasing copy of this Johnson Highspot of American Literature. Kilmer was killed in action during World War I and posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre. Inscribed copies are scarce. .

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        Ink self-portrait signed by Barnes and presented, with a poetic inscription, by her fiancée Ernst Hanfstaengl

      New York: , 1914. Ink illustration mounted on wove paper with inscriptions. Framed behind glass. Mount is ragged and marked, the image itself with a few spots. A characterful signed ink self-portrait of Djuna Barnes, seated, reading, cloaked and wearing her androgynous combination of hat and heels. The mount itself is signed "Djuna C Barnes, 1914", and bears underneath in a different hand, "From Ernst". Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887-1975), a well-connected, Harvard-educated, German-born publisher living in New York, was engaged to Djuna Barnes at the time of the inscription. After a promising early life, his fortunes turned as, during WW1, the American wing of his father's publishing house was confiscated as enemy property; by 1922 he had returned to live in Germany, where he became a devotee and close friend of Hitler until he fell out of the favour in the 1930s, narrowly talked himself out of being dropped sans parachute from a plane in a phoney espionage mission to Spain, defected to Switzerland and then England, where he was interred as an enemy alien and eventually handed over to the USA to inform on the Nazis for Roosevelt. This gift from Hanfstaengl of a signed self-portrait of his then-fiancée Djuna Barnes bespeaks a happier time, and bears below the illustration a poetic inscription about flowers in Hanfstaengl's hand. 1914 was the year in which Barnes was making a name for herself in New York as an illustrator and punchy investigative journalist, writing, among other things, popular pieces concerning the force-feeding of hunger-striking suffragists, and the pleasures of boxing; in 1915 she moved to Greenwich Village and became a true Bohemian; they split in 1916.

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        Frederic Remington-illustrated poster for The Light of Western Stars

      No place: No publisher. nd - c. 1914. A 1901 Frederic Remington illustration of a cowboy with the title and author printed at the top. Poster board, matted and framed behind glass. Matted to approximately 15" x 19". We have not examined the poster out of the frame, but the visible part of the image is about fine, with a tiny tear on the top, and a thin strip of very light tanning along the bottom, and with no other evidence of further damage behind the mat. The first edition of the book was published in 1914, which seems consistent with the age of the poster, although it might have been prepared for a contemporary reprint. Nice, large Remington image. .

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        RUBÁIYÁT

      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. PUBLICADA EN LA PLATA, EN LOS TALLERES GRAFICOS DE JOSÉ SESÉ Y CÍA, COMO UNA EDICION DE LA REVISTA " NOSOTROS". AÑO 1914. SE TRATA DE LA PRIMERA EDICION EN ESPAÑOL. DEBIDA A CARLOS MUZZIO SAENZ- PEÑA, TIENE UN PRÓLOGO ESCRITO POR ALVARO MELIAN LAFINUR Y UN ESTUDIO PREVIO DEL PROPIO MUZZIO SAENZ- PEÑA. LAS ILUSTRACIONES, EN COLORES A LAMINA APARTE, FUERON HECHAS POR PRÓSPERO LOPEZ BUCHARDO. RUSTICA EDITORIAL. LXXXII + 51 PP, EN FORMATO 8º. MUY BUEN ESTADO, CON FOXING EN ALGUNAS PAGINAS QUE NO AFECTAN AL TEXTO. FIRMA DE ANTERIOR PROPIETARIO EN LA PORTADA. INGRESO EN CUENTA EN LA CEE. 200G Oferta Especial: La Librería Hierofante ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 980 euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Responsibilities: Poems and a Play. W B Yeats. 1914

      Yeats. William Butler. Responsibilities: Poems and a Play. Cuala Press, Dundrum, 1914. 1st Edition, limited 188 of 400 copies. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Title, Contents, Red printed preface, [1] - 75, 6, colophon. Small binders label, Galwey and Co, Dublin, on front pastedown, offset from boards onto free endpapers. Covers lightly rubbed with some small staining. All pages in bright and clean condition with strong imprint.

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        Responsibilities: Poems and a Play.

      Cuala Press, Dundrum 1914 - Yeats. William Butler. Responsibilities: Poems and a Play. Cuala Press, Dundrum, 1914. 1st Edition, limited 188 of 400 copies. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Title, Contents, Red printed preface, [1] - 75, 6, colophon. Small binders label, Galwey and Co, Dublin, on front pastedown, offset from boards onto free endpapers. Covers lightly rubbed with some small staining. All pages in bright and clean condition with strong imprint. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Responsibilities: Poems and a Play. Cuala Press

      The Cuala Press, Dundrum 1914 - [50pp.]. G - in Good condition. Cover rubbed with some loss to cloth spine. Edge of boards darkened. Page edges darkened but no internal significant flaws Grey boards with cream cloth spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Columbia: From the Earliest Times to the Present

      S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Vancouver - 1914, later Printing Volume I. (Hardcover) Very good, no dust jacket. xlvi,688;xiv,727;1161;1208pp. 4 volumes Quarto in original quarter leather and green cloth boards with decorative green coated endpapers and gilt top edge. Plates (including many portraits) from photos. Spine of volume IV mislabeled as Volume III else very good with tipped-in menu for the Sesqui-Centennial of Captain Cook in Hawaii at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii) and a signed manuscript letter from Howay dated Oct. 27, 1928 tipped-in Volume I. Edwards & Lort 3176. Appendices include documents and source material and the text of the British North American Act, 1907. Biographies and portraits of prominent British Columbians in volumes III and IV. Tipped-In Mls by Howay in Volume I [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Magic

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

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        Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1914]. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Quarto. Original pictorial cloth cover, gilt titles to spine and front cover, pictorial patterned endpapers. With 23 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. Cloth cover rubbed to extremities gathering slightly loose, a little foxing to front and last leaves. First Dulac Edition. Signed as a presentation copy "To Henry Wickham Steed en Souvenir. Edmund Dulac Nov 1914". Also inserted a quarto Christmas card with an illustration and the printed message "With seasons greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Dulac. 72 Ladbroke Road, Holland Park, W.

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        Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1914] - Quarto. Original pictorial cloth cover, gilt titles to spine and front cover, pictorial patterned endpapers. Cloth cover rubbed to extremities gathering slightly loose, a little foxing to front and last leaves. With 23 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. First Dulac Edition. Signed as a presentation copy "To Henry Wickham Steed en Souvenir. Edmund Dulac Nov 1914". Also inserted a quarto Christmas card with an illustration and the printed message "With seasons greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Dulac. 72 Ladbroke Road, Holland Park, W." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights

      London, Hodder and Stoughton,, [1914]. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. With 23 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. A fine copy. First Dulac Edition.

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        THE PRUSSIAN OFFICER and Other Stories

      Duckworth 1914 - First edition. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, in rare dustwrapper printed in dark blue. A fine copy in a good dustwrapper, which has some small chips to the spine ends and corners with a couple of closed tears to the back panel and a split down the edge of the rear flap. A stain to the base of the spine but otherwise clean and entirely unrestored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Prussian Officer.

      London Duckworth (1914) - First edition, first issue. Bound in blue cloth, gilt-stamped to front cover and spine. Lawrence's first book of short stories. A very good copy. Bookplate. (Roberts A6.1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ILLUSTRATION THEATRALE/ROMANS, JOURNAL D'ACTUALITES DRAMATIQUES, 1903-1914, 36 VOLUMES

      L'Illustration 1914 - RO40113328: 36 volumes. Illustrés de très nombreuses gravures et photo-gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte (certaines en couleur dans les derniers volumes). Titre, date et fleurons dorés sur les dos. Dos à faux nerfs. Filets dorés sur les plats. Quelques couvertures et cahiers se détachant ou détachés. Bords et coins des plats frottés. Suppléments à l'Illustration. Publiant le texte complet des pièces nouvelles jouées dans les principaux théâtre de Paris. 1903-1904, 2 vol. Vol. 1: Suppléments aux n° 3123 à 3224. M. Donnay, L'Autre danger, Comédie. Mme Séverine, A Sainte-Hélène, Pièce, etc. Vol. 2: Paul Dumas, Zezia, Nouvelle. Albérich-Chabrol, Crime d'enfant, Nouvelle, etc. 1904-1905, 2 vol. Vol. 1: N°1-12, Shakespeare, par Pierre Loti et Emile Vedel, Le Roi Lear. Maurice Donnay, L'Escalade, Pièce, etc. Vol. 2: Michel Corday, Les Frères Jolidan, Roman. J.-H. Rosny, La Collectionneuse, Roman, etc. 1905-1906, 2 vol. Vol. 1, n° 13-24: Alfred Capus, Monsieur Piégois, Comédie. Anatole France, Crainquebille, Pièce, etc. Vol. 2: Rémy Saint-Maurice, Le Frère d'Armes, Nouvelle. Claude Lemaître, Cadet Oui-Oui, Roman, Illust. de Simont, etc. 1906, 1 vol.: Paul Hervieu, Le Réveil, Pièce. Wilhelm meyer-Foerster, Vieil Heidelberg, Pièce, etc. 1906-1907, 1 vol.: Wilhelm Meyer-Foerster, Le Baron de Heidenstamm, Roman, Illust. de Simont. Michel Corday, La Mémoire du coeur, Roman, Illust. de Simont, etc. 1907, 2 vol. Vol. 1, n° 49-62: Paul Gavault, Robert Charvay, Mademoiselle Josette, ma femme, Comédie. Henry Bataille, Poliche, Comédie, etc. vol. 2, n° 63-76: Eugène Brieux, La Française, Comédie. Henru Kistemaeckers, Eugène Delard, La Rivale, Pièce, etc. 1907, 1 vol.: Tristan Bernard, L'Affaire Larcher, illust. de Simont. Marcel Prévost, Henriette Deraisme, Illust. de Prévost, etc. 1908, 4 vol. Vol. 1, n° 77-92: Paul et Victor Margueritte, L'Autre, Pièce. Robert de Flers, G.-A. de Caillavet, L'Eventail, Pièce, etc. Vol. 2, n° 93-105: Georges de Porto-Riche, Amoureu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Vénerie française contemporaine

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

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        Poésies.

      - Paris, Librairie Albert Messein, 1914 à 1926, in-8, broché, couverture imprimée, 7 volumes. La bonne chanson. 1914. Ill. de Paul GUIGNEBAULT. Romances sans paroles. 1920. Ill de PICART LE DOUX. Bonheur. 1923. Ill de Paul PELTIER. Dans les limbes. 1924. Ill de Gaston NICK. Chair. 1925. Ill. de GUY-LOE. Epigrammes. 1926. Ill. de A. BARTE. Invectives. 1926. Ill de M. TELLIER. Exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme. Menus défauts à certains volumes. Livres

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON Old Tales from the North

      Hodder & Stoughton 1914 - First edition. Number 85 of 500 Deluxe copies SIGNED by Nielsen. 4to. Full white vellum with gilt lettering and gilt decorative panel with blue border. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Silk ties present. Loosely inserted is the notice for the Leicester Galleries exhibition held in November and December 1914, where the watercolours for this book were offered for sale. A fine, bright copy. This copy has been kept in beautiful condition by its original slipcase, which is complete and attractive, with a little rubbing to the edges. The vellum and gilt are positively gleaming, there is a very light patch of spotting to the fore edge of the upper cover. An exceptional copy. Pictorial endpapers illustrated in black silhouettes and gold designs. 25 colour plates are mounted on Japon and are all perfect under their captioned tissue guards. There are also a number of black and white drawings, chapter headings and decorative borders. East of the Sun and West of the Moon represents Nielsen's "pièce de resistance" in book illustration. His illustrations are very striking, leaving a lasting impression, and combined with the luxury of the book's production form a breathtaking result. Widely acknowledged as one of the most important and impressive books of the Golden Age of book illustration, this is a great rarity, especially in this wonderful original condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon

      London; Hodder & Stoughton 1914 - Illustrated endpapers. Description: 5 p. L. , 9-206 p. Col. Front. , illus. , col. Plates tipped in with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. 23 cm. Subjects: Fairy tales & Folklore --Norway. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked navy cloth. Highly uncommon as such. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat toned and dust-dulled as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 206 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON., OLD TALES FROM THE NORTH.

      Hodder and Stoughton, Great Britain 1914 - Elegant binding by Bayntun of Bath. This binding was commissioned by our book shop. All edges gilt. Panelled spine with gilt lettering and designs. Gilt medallion centered on both covers with single gilt filet bordering. Marbled endpapers in blue, white, and gilt. Twenty-five tipped-in color plates by KAY NIELSEN with captioned tissue-guards. Many additional illustrations in black and white within the text. Original blue cloth front cover has been preserved and bound-in. Engraved and printed by Henry Stone and Sons, Banbury. Absolutely crisp and clean throughout. A masterpiece of book art, thought by many to be Nielsen's finest work. 206pp. Kay Nielsen(1886-1957) was born in Denmark, studied in Paris. He joined Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac as the stars of the Golden Age of Illustration, the early 20th century. He worked for the Walt Disney Company in the 1930's, illustrating parts of "Fantasia". His portfolio of work included only five books; the others being "In Powder and Crinoline", "Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Red Magic". Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original copperplates for East of the Sun and West of the Moon; the illustration entitled "And this time she whisked off the wig; and there lay the lad, so lovely, and white and red."

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,] [1914] - Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, else fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 152 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen's painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

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

      Charles Meunier,, Paris, 1914 - Paris, Charles Meunier, 1914. 31,5x25,8 cm. 3 f., 41 p., 1 p., 1 f., 21 f. Demi velin, couvert. orig. conservée (sans dos), tranche dorée. Petite édition in-4° carré. - No. 99/100 exemplaires numérotés, contenant une suite à part sur Chine de toutes les gravures imprimées dans le texte. - In schönem Halbpergament-Einband mit marm. Ueberzugspapier, marmorierten Vorsätzen u. eingeb. O-Broschur. Demi velin, couvert. orig. conservée (sans dos), tranche dorée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal Kept by David Douglas During His Travels in North America 1823-1827 Together with a Particular Description of Thirty-Three Species of American Oaks and Eighteen Species of Pinus with Appendices Containing a List of the Plants Introduced by Douglas and an Account of His Death in 1834

      William Wesley & Son, London - 1914, 1st Edition. () Very good. (6),364 pp. Tall octavo. Original green / grey cloth with gilt decoration on front board. Frontispiece portrait. Two old institutional rubber stamps on the front endpaper and on the back of the frontispiece otherwise a nice clean crisp copy with only slight wear. Published under the direction of the Royal Horticultural Society who own the original manuscript. Howes D435, TPL 1422, Strathern 150. Howes states the book was printed in an edition of only 500 copies and is very scarce in the market. Douglas is very famous for naming Mount Brown and Mount Hooker of which he gave greatly exaggerated elevations. The elevations of 16,000 and 15700 hundred feet persisted for over 100 years on maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        North of Boston

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

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        Die Reklame. Ihre Kunst und Wissenschaft.

      Berlin. Hermann Paetel Verlag, 1914. - 4.Aufl., 2, mit zahlreichenn Illustrationen, Kunstblättern und lithographischen Mustertafeln, 4°. 26,5 x 20,0 cm. XI,360/XIII (2 Bl.) 304 ( Seiten, Vorwort von Victor Mataja(1) ; Josef Kohler (2), In gutem Zustand. beide Bände nicht einheitlich gebunden, der 1.Band in 4.Auflage, der 2.Bd. in 1.Auflage , Einbandrücken leicht gebräunt, Bd. 2 am Rücken etwas aufgehellt, innen tadellos, mit zahlreichen Druckbeilagen. Band 2 (in erster Auflage) mit XIII (2 Bl.) 304 (4 Bl.) Seiten, Leinen- Einband gestaltet von F.H. Ehmcke, bei Band 1 Einband von Jacoby Boy (Halbleinen),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Textile Kunst und Industrie (VII. Jahrgang 1914 in 12 Heften),, illustrierte Monatshefte für die künstlerischen Interessen der gesamten Textilindustrie,

      Chemnitz : Verlagsanstalt Hugo Wilisch 1914 - mit je ca. 44 Seiten SCHÖNE EXEMPLARE DIESER SEHR SELTENEN ZEITSCHRIFT unter Mitwirkung von Fachmännern hrg von Oskar Haebler; die Hefte der prächtig ausgestatteten Textilzeitschrift enthalten überwiegend farblithographierte Mustertafeln von Textilien oder Tapeten. Sehr viele Tafeln mit Wiedergaben von Stoffproben, Mustern. etc. Aus dem programmatischen Vorwort der ersten Ausgabe Januar 1908: ".Sie soll zeigen (die Zeitschrift) wieviel Vortreffliches an neuzeitlichen Erzeugnissen der Textilindustrie entsteht, das den Stempel des Künstlerischen in hohem Maße in sich trägt.Unsere Monatsschrift soll demnach ein Organ darstellen, welches die künstlerische Entwicklung der gesamten Textilindustrie, als die Teppich-Möbelstoff- und Leinenindustrie, ebenso wie auch die Kunststickerei, die Gardinen-, Spitzen-und Posamentenindustrie, die Tapeten-und Linkrustafabrikation und verwandte Gebiete berücksichtigt." Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dubliners.

      London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1914 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, one of 746 copies issued in London on 15 June 1914, with the balance of the 1,250 printed shipped to Huebsch in New York, where it was published sometime between 15 December 1916 and 1 January 1917. Although never published, the collection had been printed before, by George Roberts at Maunsel, the Dublin publishers who by July 1910 had destroyed an edition of 1,000 because of "objectionable passages", inciting Joyce's pasquinade "Gas from a Burner". The collection contains Joyce's masterpiece in the short form, "The Dead". Slocum & Cahoon A8. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal Des Dames et Des Modes (Supplements, 1912-14)

      Bureaux du Journal des dames, Paris 1914 - First edition. 70 separate issues (Supplements), without the plates: Preface (with the wraps for two bound volumes laid-in); Supplement Nos. 1 (1 June 1912) - No. 38 (10 June 1913); Supplement Nos. 48 (20 September 1913) - No. 79 (1 August 1914). A fine collection of separate issues in the original wrappers, untrimmed and unopened, lacking the pochoir plates. The "Journal Des Dames et des Modes" was published from June 1912 to August 1914. Issued the 1st, the 10th and the 20th of each month, each number included supplements containing short articles, commentaries, and/or poetry. Notable contributors include Jean Cocteau, Henri Duvernois, Marcel Boulenger, and others. *Rene Colas. Bibliographie generale du costume et de la mode, v. 1 (590)*. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Princess Mary's Gift Book

      1914. Unusual in Fine Condition - Rare With Original Printed Dust JacketIn the Original Printed Box[RACKHAM, Arthur. DULAC, Edmund. DETMOLD, E.J. FLINT, William Russell, et al, illustrators]. Princess Mary's Gift Book. All profits for sale are given to The Queen's "Work For Women" Fund which is acting in conjunction with The National Relief Fund. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1914]. First edition. Quarto (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches; 245 x 185 mm). vi, 140 pp. Fourteen color plates tipped-in to captioned tan stock with brown line frame, many black and white text drawings. Publisher's pale yellow cloth, front cover decoratively stamped and lettered in black with border blocked in blind. Spine decoratively lettered in black. In the original tan dust jacket printed in black, and the original white cardboard box, also printed in black. A very fine copy in a like dust jacket and box.A common book quite scarce in fine condition, but this is only the second copy that we have ever seen with the original printed dust jacket and the first copy that we have ever seen in the original box.The fourteen tipped-in color plates include:"So nobody can quite explain Exactly where the rainbows end" (Arthur Rackham)"True Spartan Hearts" (Edmund Dulac)"The Ant Lion" (E.J. Detmold)"A Holiday in Bed" (W. Russell Flint)There are also many black & white drawings by C.E. Brock; E.J. Detmold; Arthur Rackham; Byam Shaw; H. M. Brock; Lewis Baumer and Edmund J. Sullivan,"This was the first of a group of wartime books sponsored by prominent people and sold to raise money for worthy causes. The most popular, it sold 604,884 copies during the two years, 1914-1916, that is was in print. The Times in an article November 21, 1914 sought to promote the cause, 'The Queen's Fund,' by directing the public to the display of the original drawings at the Leicester Galleries" (Hughey).Latimore and Haskell, p. 93. Riall, p. 120. Hughey 34.

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream

      London: Constable & Co., 1914. - "The Most Complete and Beautiful Specimen Before Us of an Illustrated Book as a Single Work of Art"(The Times Literary Supplement)[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, [William]. Shakespeare’s Comedy of A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. London: Constable & Co., 1914. Edition DeLuxe. 1/250 copies signed by W. Heath Robinson (this copy being #65). Quarto (11 3/8 x 9 inches; 289 x 230 mm.). xii, 288, [2] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, each with a titled tissue-guard, forty-six full-page and seventeen smaller black and white drawings. Publishers primary binding of full white vellum over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vellum very slightly dust soiled, light offsetting onto paste-downs, otherwise a spectacular copy of this very rare book. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase.Not all of the 250 copies were bound in the primary white vellum:"A signed limited edition of 250 copies printed on handmade paper of which only 100 were issued in 1914 bound in vellum gilt with a white silk marker the balance of the signed, limited edition issued (in 1919) in quarter green cloth, green boards, paper label on spine." (Beare, 1983)."An unspecified number were bound in white vellum covered boards and the remainder with green paper-covered boards and green cloth-covered spine, with a printed label." (Lewis, 1973)."The streams of fairies and goblins floating across the woodland scenes in Heath Robinson's illustrations to A Midsummer Night's Dream are very much like Dicky Doyle's little figures on the cover of Punch, yet these illustrations are among the most personal and most successful that Heath Robinson ever drew." (Lewis)."There are several very pretty coloured plates, including one of a tree-lined river bank, with Heath Robinson's inevitable foxgloves in the foreground, a Greek temple across the river and the reclining figures of Hermia and Helena 'Emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet', but the black-and-white drawings are the illustrations that add such distinction to this edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, of which he was so justly proud." (Lewis)."At the height of his powers as an illustrator. this book was to be his finest achievement. In it he consolidated all that he had learnt during the past eighteen years. Heath Robinson considered [the] book to be his greatest achievement, and when it was published in October 1914 a reviewer [in the Times Literary Supplement, Dec. 10, 1914] described it as: 'The most complete and beautiful specimen before us of an illustrated book as a single work of art'" (W. Heath Robinson The Inventive Comic Genius of Our Age, p. 19).Geoffrey Beare, The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, p. 127John Lewis, Heath Robinson, p. 216Langston Day, The Life and Art of W. Heath Robinson, p. 269

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        Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

      Routledge, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1914. First Edition. 200 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt title on the spine. Front hinge is lightly cracked exposing the binding netting but text block still firm. Cream pages with light foxing. Moderate tanning and light foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Lightly tanned, blemished and soiled boards with light surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping. Light split to the back edge of the spine with one small area of fraying to the base of the spine. A sturdy copy of a first edition classic.

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        Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream

      1914. The Most Complete and Beautiful Specimen Before Us of an Illustrated Book as a Single Work of Art"(The Times Literary Supplement)[ROBINSON, W. Heath, illustrator]. SHAKESPEARE, [William]. Shakespeare’s Comedy of A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. London: Constable & Co., 1914. Edition DeLuxe. 1/250 copies signed by W. Heath Robinson (this copy being #65). Quarto (11 3/8 x 9 inches; 289 x 230 mm.). xii, 288, [2] pp. Twelve mounted color plates, each with a titled tissue-guard, forty-six full-page and seventeen smaller black and white drawings. Publishers primary binding of full white vellum over boards. Front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vellum very slightly dust soiled, light offsetting onto paste-downs, otherwise a spectacular copy of this very rare book. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase.Not all of the 250 copies were bound in the primary white vellum:"A signed limited edition of 250 copies printed on handmade paper of which only 100 were issued in 1914 bound in vellum gilt with a white silk marker… the balance of the signed, limited edition issued (in 1919) in quarter green cloth, green boards, paper label on spine." (Beare, 1983)."An unspecified number were bound in white vellum covered boards and the remainder with green paper-covered boards and green cloth-covered spine, with a printed label." (Lewis, 1973)."The streams of fairies and goblins floating across the woodland scenes in Heath Robinson's illustrations to A Midsummer Night's Dream are very much like Dicky Doyle's little figures on the cover of Punch, yet these illustrations are among the most personal and most successful that Heath Robinson ever drew." (Lewis)."There are several very pretty coloured plates, including one of a tree-lined river bank, with Heath Robinson's inevitable foxgloves in the foreground, a Greek temple across the river and the reclining figures of Hermia and Helena 'Emptying our bosoms of their counsel sweet', but the black-and-white drawings are the illustrations that add such distinction to this edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, of which he was so justly proud." (Lewis)."At the height of his powers as an illustrator... this book was to be his finest achievement. In it he consolidated all that he had learnt during the past eighteen years... Heath Robinson considered [the] book to be his greatest achievement, and when it was published in October 1914 a reviewer [in the Times Literary Supplement, Dec. 10, 1914] described it as: 'The most complete and beautiful specimen before us of an illustrated book as a single work of art'" (W. Heath Robinson The Inventive Comic Genius of Our Age, p. 19).Geoffrey Beare, The Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, p. 127John Lewis, Heath Robinson, p. 216Langston Day, The Life and Art of W. Heath Robinson, p. 269

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        Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

      1914. Preserves To A Marvel the Persian Feeling" Out-Of-Series Edition De LuxeUnrecorded Publisher's Variant Binding With The Original Dust JacketDULAC, Edmund, illustrator. Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [1914]. 'Out-of-Series' Edition DeLuxe. Quarto (11 1/8 x 9 inches; 283 x 231 mm.). vi, 7-221, [2], [1, blank] pp. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards. All text leaves with title-page border design printed in tan and black.An unrecorded publisher's variant binding of blue-gray papered boards with white parchment spine and corner tips. Spine with original dark blue morocco label lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Neat early ink inscription on front free endpaper. A very fine copy in the exceptionally scarce white paper dust jacket, lettered in black on the spine. Housed in a blue cloth slip-case.This Edition DeLuxe is one of the few copies that were bound up by Hodder & Stoughton from the leftover sheets of the signed limited edition. Ann Conolly Hughey had never seen this variant and we have never seen the dust jacket before."In some of the pictures for this book Dulac continues with the Chinese style developed for Princess Badoura the year before. In others, he reduces the scale and adds a richness of detail to create an effect similar to that seen in Perian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in... And always there is the Oriental inspiration" (Hughey)."Mr. Dulac has provided pictures which preserve to a marvel the Persian feeling" (Times Literary Supplement, Dec.. 10, 1914)."It may have been his friendship with the celebrated connoisseurs, Ricketts and Shannon, that led Dulac to a renewed and closer acquaintance with those Oriental and Greek primitives, which he had already learned to love in his youth...Persian miniatures especially have fascinated him... the fantasies which Scheherazade wove... need a jeweled commentator, and Dulac alone possesses the necessary gifts" (Art critic, Martin Birnbaum, Introduction, Catalog of Dulac exhibition, Scott & Fowles Gallery, NY, December 1916).Hughey 35.

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        THREE YEARS WITH QUANTRELL; A TRUE STORY TOLD BY HIS SCOUT JOHN MCCORKLE

      Armstrong: Armstrong Herald Print, nd. [ca 1914]., 1914. First edition. 8vo. Variant black, unprinted, cloth binding, 157 pp., frontis. [portrait of Colonel John McCorkle], introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits. Six Guns 160 says, "An account of Quantrill and his activities, repeating disproved legends about the notorious guerrilla. The author also tells about some of the escapes of Cole Younger and Frank James while they were guerrillas." Moderate wear to spine ends with small chips at spine ends, and moderate chipping to all fore-edges, else very good, tight copy housed in cloth slipcase with leather label on spine with gold stamping. HOWES M 63. GRAFF 2581. SIX GUNS 160.

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        Tarzan of the Apes

      A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914: First edition, first printing, first state; One of only 5,000 copies originally printed. First State with no acorn above the publisher's name at the base of the spine; Publisher's information at the bottom of the copyright page is set in Old English font. In Very Good condition. Lean to spine, hinges tender; rear hinge appears repaired; binding lightly worn. Pages lightly age toned, evidence of erased pencil from from free end paper. Ding to edge of last group of pages near the center. Red cloth shows some wear with rubbing and abrasions to the finish. The gilt lettering is dulled and rubbed. Rare in first state.

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        The Art Of Spiritual Harmony By Wassily Kandinsky: Translated With An Introduction By M.T.H. Sadler Illustrated

      London: Constable And Company Limited, 1914. Marbled-paper boards and leather spine label stamped in gilt. Near fine, small hint of wear to spine, very clean copy. "Wassily Kandinsky's contributions as a theorist were arguably more influential on modern art than any of his paintings. In Concerning the Spiritual in Art, first published in 1914, Kandinsky both promotes and defends a form of art in which painters express themselves in abstract terms independent of the material world around them, much as musicians do. Divided into two parts, About General Aesthetic (including an examination of geometrical forms) and About Painting (a discussion of the psychology of color and the language and form of color), Concerning the Spiritual in Art offers an insight into the mind of one of the most renowned of all abstract painters and a preview of the art that he was to produce in the years to come."

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        Oeuvres libres. Les Amies. - Femmes. - Hombres

      A. Eleuthéropolis [but Paris?], 19- {i.e., ca. 1914] - Containing the famous "Sonnet du Trou du Cul" (Verlaine and Rimbaud). Although this edition does not appear in Pia's "Les Livres de l'Enfer du XVIeme siecle a nos jours" it is related to Pia 967, and the first section bears the following false imprint: "Les Amies : sonnets / par le licencié Pablo de Herlagnez. Ségovie, 1868." The limitation statement notes that "cette édition a été tirée à deux cent cinquante exemplaires pour les souscripteurs et non mise dans le commerce." A contemporary originial drawing of a couple at the moment of embrace unfolds in the oversize margin at page 81 (7 x 6-1/2 inches). An uncommon edition, provocatively extra-illustrated One of 250 copies, this being no. 155. 8vo. Original erotic watercolor drawing (folding) at p. 81. 134, [4] pp. Printed paper wrappers, untrimmed. Tail of spine panelchipped, covers dusty, internally near fine. Not in Pia or Private Case [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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