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        Photo Album]: New England and Transportation

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

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        Das schmerzliche Meer. Frühe und neue Gedichte.

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

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

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

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        Wright Brothers

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

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

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

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        A Vocabulary of Criminal Slang with some examples of common usages

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

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        Canada and Its Provinces - 23 Volumes

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

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        Light of Western Stars

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

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        Royal Artillery Training in World War One, Harfleur.

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

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

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

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        The Reach Offical: American League Baseball Guide for 1914

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

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

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

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

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

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

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        Comus.

      Paris, 1914 - Demi-vélin, titre, auteur, illustrateur et éditeur dorés, plats de cartonnage crème, filet doré, titre doré orné d'un large motif doré, tête dorée, gardes illustrées, exemplaire non rogné. Ouvrage orné de 24 illustrations hors-texte en couleurs d'Arthur Rackham, tirées sur papier glacé et montées sur fond chamois. Elles sont protégées par des serpentes légendées. Illustrations en noir dans le texte. Tiré à 300 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste.Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prominent Pugilists of To-Day

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

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

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

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        LARDER LODGE

      W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh 1914 - (Parker, N.) illustrator. LARDER LODGE, verses by B. Parker, illustrated by N. Parker. London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, [1914]. Oblong 8vo - 12-3/4" x 9-1/8". Color pictorial paper covered boards with slight wear to the head and tail of spine and just a hint of shelf wear for an extremely bright and fresh copy of the book. Original pictorial dust wrapper with minor chipping to the head and tail of spine and at the corners of the folds for a similarly bright and fresh wrapper. Pictorial endpapers with a gift inscription dated June, 1919 on the FFE. [56] pp. This is a story told in verse of a family of foxes that open a boarding house by the sea. In no time at all, they are host to a family of pigs, a family of dogs, a hedgehog and a bear. Naturally many adventures ensue. The book is illustrated with fourteen wonderful full page color plates and numerous sepia drawings on every page of text. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is VERY GOOD +. Only nine copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. RARE especially in the dust wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Weltkrieg in Sonderblätter. Extrablatt des Amtsblattes Tettnang.

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

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

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1914 - 12 volumes, octavo (212 x 136 mm). Nineteenth-century blue half calf, titles to spine gilt in compartments, floral decorations to spine gilt with red morocco onlaid pieces, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Coloured frontispieces and numerous coloured plates with captioned tissues printed in red. Hampshire edition. Limited to 1,250 numbered sets, this set is not numbered. A particularly handsome set of Austen's works.

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        Luther Burbank; His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application

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

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        Le Papillon. Années 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 et 1919, reliées en 3 volumes. Nos 645 à 781, janvier 1914 à mars 1919, 26e année à 31e année. Manque le n.° 751.

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

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        The Book of Genesis

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

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        Hand-embroidered notebook.

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

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        Neueste illustrierte Kriegsberichte GRANATSPLITTER 1. Weltkrig

      Zum Beginn des 1. Weltkrieges erschien ab 1914 - wöchentlich - der neueste illustrierte Kriegsbericht " GRANATSPLITTER ", Verlag Vogel & Vogel, Leipzig. Dieser Verlag empfahlfür das Sammeln dieser Kriegsberichte Sammelbände. Ich biete hier 2 Original-Sammelbände mit den Ausgaben Nr. 1 bis 20/1914, 21 - 52 / 1915 == im Band 1914 - und Ausgaben 53 - 71 / 2015, 72 - 104 / 1916 == im Band 1914- 1915 - 1916 == Jeder dieser Kriegsberichte umfasst 12 Seiten, mit nganzem Titelblatt, der Inhalt : Berichte aller Kriegsschauplätze, aller Waffengattungen,auch über die "Feinde" und Verbündete. Sehr viele Fotos mit Angaben, Skizzen und Karten, sowie jeweils Werbung. Alle Berichte komplett - so gut wie nicht beschädigt, keine Stockflecke, leichte Abstoßungen an den Einbände. RARITÄT !!

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        Busting 'Em and Other Big League Stories

      New York: Edward J. Clode, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Hardcover in tan cloth lettered in dark brown. 282 pp. Illustrated with humorous drawings. A tight, generally fine example, just a touch of wear at the spine extremities and a tiny tear to the cloth at the head of the spine. Internally clean and bright. Lacking the extremely rare dust jacket. One of the rarest and most sought after baseball books, an autobiographical account of one of the games immortals, Ty Cobb. Much in the same vein as Christy Mathewson's "Pitching In A Pinch" published two years earlier, Cobb recounts tales from his own career as well as stories from around the major leagues of the first decade of the 20th century. A rare book in any condiiton, this is the finmest copy we have encountered outside of a couple in private collections.

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        World War One Sketchbook of Original Watercolor and Ink Caricature and Cartoons

      1914 or 1915 1914 - The drawings are all rendered with an uncommonly precise hand, if by an amateur. Oblong, 17.5 by 25.5 cm. 29 pp. of drawings, ten of which are watercolored, the remained, ink work. Some of the ink work is credited as having come from other sources, and so the artist here copied or adapted from these sources, which include the artist Hansi, or cartoons from the Daily Chronique or The Cartoon. All the watercolors bear no such crediting, and so it is assumed that these and a few of the ink drawings are entirely original. Since it is obvious that the artist, probably this J. Cheuillotte (whose name is on the front cover) had a proficiency with drawing, the purpose of the album might well have been to share some favorite cartoons with others, or to hone his own craftsmanship through emulation. The depictions of the Germans is less about showing them as sinister as much as simply absurd. Light wear and finger soiling here and there. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Keats

      Doves Press, Londres 1914 - 220 pages, 23,5 X 13 cm Doves Press fut fondé en 1900 par Thomas Cobden-Sanderson relieur et l&#146;homme d&#146;affaire Emery Walker, leur but est de produire les plus beaux livres possibles en ayant recours aux techniques anciennes de fabrication et en prêtant la plus grande attention à la mise en page, pour ce faire Cobden-Sanderson créa le caractère typographique aujourd&#146;hui connu sous le nom de Doves. A partir de 1909 Sanderson et Walker se disputent la propriété du caractère, si bien que Sanderson fin 1916 début 1917 jeta les matrices du caractère dans la tamise afin que personne ne puisse les utiliser. Toutes les productions de Doves Press étaient reliées sous la direction de Sanderson et font aujourd&#146;hui partie, pour leur qualité, des ouvrages les plus recherchés par les bibliophile. Tirage à 212 exemplaires, les 12 ex. du tirage de tête (on ne peut pas parler de grands papiers) étant imprimé sur vélin. Un des 200 ex. sur papier. Reliure plein vélin, plats muets, titre doré au dos, signée Doves Press binder sur le second contre-plat, impression bicolore sur papier vergé filigrané daté de 1913. Textes en anglais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1000 Blumen-Tapete.

      Wien, Schmidt & Thausig, o. J. [um 1914]. Orig. Tapetenrolle in Orig. Schachtel [Breite 50 cm]. Am Längsrand bedruckt mit dem Titel. Eine Originalrolle in ca. 5 m Länge. - Anfangs einige Randläsuren, papierbedingt etwas fragil, ansonsten ein sehr gutes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst; Kunstgewerbe, Wiener Werkstätten

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        Standing Orders for British East Africa Forces in the Field

      Small 8vo. Pencil and ink ownership inscriptions and annotation to the blank leaves interspersed throughout the volume, some browning, pastedowns bubbled, otherwise very good in the original red cloth, covers marked, spine sunned, inner hinges cracked to the cords but holding. 25pp. interleaved with blank pages. Government Printer, Nairobi, n.d. but c.

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        How to dress salmon flies. A handbook for amateurs.

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

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        Shelley

      Doves Press, Londres 1914 - SHELLEY : Shelley Doves Press, Londres 1914, 196 pages, 23,5 X 13 cm Doves Press fut fondé en 1900 par Thomas Cobden-Sanderson relieur et l&#146;homme d&#146;affaire Emery Walker, leur but est de produire les plus beaux livres possibles en ayant recours aux techniques anciennes de fabrication et en prêtant la plus grande attention à la mise en page, pour ce faire Cobden-Sanderson créa le caractère typographique aujourd&#146;hui connu sous le nom de Doves. A partir de 1909 Sanderson et Walker se disputent la propriété du caractère, si bien que Sanderson fin 1916 début 1917 jeta les matrices du caractère dans la tamise afin que personne ne puisse les utiliser. Toutes les productions de Doves Press étaient reliées sous la direction de Sanderson et font aujourd&#146;hui partie, pour leur qualité, des ouvrages les plus recherchés par les bibliophiles. Tirage à 212 exemplaires, les 12 ex. du tirage de tête (on ne peut pas parler de grands papiers) étant imprimé sur vélin. Un des 200 ex. sur papier. Reliure plein vélin, plats muets, titre doré au dos, signée Doves Press binder sur le second contre-plat, impression bicolore sur papier vergé filigrané daté de 1913. Textes en anglais. Il est joint la rarissime plaquette « Note on a passage in Shelley&#146;s Ode to liberty » (8 pp. sous couverture papier brun imprimée). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETOPIS VOINY CHRONICLES OF WAR 1914-1917

      Dubensky, St Petersburg, RUS 1914 - LETOPIS VOINY CHRONICLES OF WAR 1914-1917 TSARIST WWI MILITARY MAGAZINE FULL SET A complete set of 132 issues of 'Letopis Voiny 1914-1917' [Chronicles of War, 1914-1917].Edited and published by Dmitri Dubensky, printed at the official court printers, Golike and Vilborg in St. Petersburg. Dubensky, a prominent Russian journalist, edited and published this rare pictorial periodical of patriotic propaganda that covered all the fronts of WWI. Thousands of photographs, portraits, maps, drawings and diagrams follow the progress and eventual failure of the imperial Russian forces against the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey. The text includes official orders, circulars, reports from the war, and correspondence from The Front. This run also provides an extraordinary eyewitness account in both word and picture of the final days of Romanov rule. Minor wear with some loss along edges, staple rust, and a few have loose or detached covers. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Constable & Co., London 1914 - Impressive collector's copy, suitable as a significant gift. Signed by W.H.Robinson under the l imitation. Exceedingly rare, one of 250 copies only, one of the smallest and rarest editions of all of the Golden Age Limited Signed Editions of the early 20th Century. Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream, illustrated by W.H. Robinson. Constable and Co., issued in London, circa 1914. Finely bound in recent vellum, TEG, deckled. Tight solid bright copy. Profusely illustrated with 12 lithographs under captioned tissues and numerous very fine black and white line drawings. Magnificent illustrations. Slight age yellowing to vellum, occasional slight spotting, a little bit of occasional marginal staining, slightest folds to two tissues, a very clean and bright copy without any notable marks, without any previous owners' signatures or gift inscriptions, all of the lithographs in perfect condition, a beautiful book. Highly recommended title. Enquiries welcomed. Substantial heavy quarto. Beautiful book. Rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        TINKER, TAILOR"

      Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal 1914 - (Wain, Louis) illustrator. "TINKER, TAILOR" with stories by Edric Vredenburg; illustrated by Louis Wain. London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., ca. 1914. 4to - 7-1/2" x 9-13/16". Brown cloth backed pictorial boards with cat vignettes surrounding a full color pictorial paste label on the front board and black lettering on the spine with only a minute amount of wear to the head and tail of spine for a bright and beautiful copy of the book. Pictorial endpapers with gift inscription dated 1920 on the front paste-down and discoloration to the front and back free endpapers. The text block edges and preliminaries are foxed and some of the foxing extends into the margins on some of the text pages. Twelve full page color pictures and a large number of pen and ink drawings, all of which are by Louis Wain, illustrate this volume of exciting adventure and entertaining histories of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Gentleman, Apothecary, Plowboy, Thief," the characters being impersonated by Louis Wain's celebrated cats. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. Only three copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. RARE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TWO PAPERS: "Scientific management in the hospital." ("Delivered at the American Hospital Association) " WITH: "Chronocyclegraph Motion devices for Measuring Achievement"

      1914 - First paper: Frank B. Gilbreth, c ("Delivered at the American Hospital Association, St. Paul, Minnesota"). 1914 (Scott Goodwin, in Mapping the Path to 21st Century Healthcare: The Ten Transitions Workbook, notes this paper as being published in 1914), 9.75 x 6.5" , 10pp, paginated (1)-10. Original self-wrappers , with no "cover" per se. Condition: There are two very old horizontal folds in the pamphlet, the indentation from which are almost indiscernible. Provenance: Library of Congress, with their 6mm "LC" perforated stamp on the front page, and the LC surplus/duplicate rubber stamp on the rear page. here is also a very faint and small rubber stamp on the bottom of page 2 stipulating "Gift/Author/[illegible]/191(6?) There is no indication as to who published this paper, though I suspect it was by the Transactions of the American Hospital Association, vol. 16, for their Sixteenth Annual Conference, and printed on pp 483-492. This offprint version is mostly the same as the version that would be printed in the journal, except that the journal version has an organizational chart, and this paper does not. Overall, near-Very Good. Scarce. Second Paper: Frank B. Gilbreth and L.M. Gilbreth, "Chronocyclegraph Motion devices for Measuring Achievement" ("A Paper presented at the Second Pan-American Congress at Washington, D.C.m January 3, 1916"). 9.75 x 6.5", 14pp. Original self wraps (as above). This paper was written with Gilbreth's wife, Lillian, who had just been awarded a doctorate in psychology and who was also one of the first women to practice in the U.S. with a doctorate in that field.) Condition: There are two very old horizontal folds in the pamphlet, the indentation from which are almost indiscernible. Provenance: Library of Congress, with their 6mm "LC" perforated stamp on the front page, and the LC surplus/duplicate rubber stamp on the rear page. here is also a very faint and small rubber stamp on the bottom of page 2 stipulating "Gift/Author/[illegible]/1916". In the first paper, Gilbreth makes a very very wide statement on how U.S. hospitals could benefit from his motion and materials analysis. His assertion was sort of remarkable, made in the closing sentences: "Scientific Management will cause elimination not only of waste of materials, but of waste of human effort, which is, in the final analysis, the most pitiful waste of all. When your management becomes a science, there will result greater efficiency in you as individuals, and in the great work of the hospitals to which you all devote your lives. We have been very fortunate in obtaining the attention and interest of such well-known leaders as your President, Dr. Howell, and some of the other leading surgeons of this and other countries; but we have not, as yet, been able to obtain any action to amount to anything, because of the fact that the entire structure upon which hospital management is built is wrong. As the incentive, so will the result be, sooner or later. The incentive necessary to adopt the best from the industries does not exist at present." &#147;In the early 20th century, efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth used still and motion-picture cameras in place of a stopwatch to try to improve the efficiency, and thereby the effectiveness, of surgery.One of its key figures was the industrial efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth (who) employed still and motion-picture cameras in his measurements, and he expanded his visual efficiency services -- dubbed "motion study" -- from industrial settings to the medical profession in the early 1910s. When he gained access to hospitals, Gilbreth transformed their operating rooms into efficiency laboratories, covering all available surfaces with gridded lines, and requiring the masked surgeons and nurses to don numbered or lettered caps to aid in his analysis of their movement." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        À la recherche du temps perdu.

      Paris: Bernard Grasset, éditeur/Librairie Gallimard, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française,, 1914–27. 7 works bound in 13 volumes, octavo. Vol. I in original yellow wrappers printed in black, with the 8-page publisher's catalogue to the rear; others in original cream wrappers printed in red and black. All in glassine wrappers except for vol. IV. Housed in purple cloth-backed boxes, paper labels to spines printed in purple. Modern bookplate to front free endpaper of vol. I, bookseller's repricing ticket to the spine of vol. II as usual, 4-page errata slip laid-in to vol. III. Spine ends lightly bumped and a few small nicks to spine ends of glassine wrappers, some light rubbing to wrappers extremities and box edges, overall an excellent set. First editions throughout of Proust's massive roman-fleuve which has been judged by many to be the major novel of the 20th century. Proust at first could not find a publisher willing to take a chance on such a substantial work and so published the first volume at his own expense with Grasset. That first volume, Du côté de chez Swann, is the first printing, first issue with all requisite points as described by Brun: the wrappers bear the date 1913; the title page is dated 1914 and has the intrusive printer's slug between the E and the T in the imprint; and the text has all the correct and incorrect pagination as noted in Max Brun's bibliography. Gallimard's Nouvelle Revue Française, which had rejected the book on the basis of a hasty reading by André Gide, swiftly realised the error and came to an agreement with Proust to publish the rest of the work. The final eleven volumes are each of a limited edition, with varying limitation sizes and numbers between works: Le Côté de Guermantes and Sodome et Gomorrhe I (779 of 800 copies réservés aux amis de l'édition originale); Sodome et Gomorrhe III (206 of 850 copies de l'édition originale); La Prisonnière (206 of 875 copies de l'édition originale); Albertine disparue (99 of 1,200 réservés aux amis de l'édition originale); Le Temps retrouvé (100 of 1,200 copies réservés aux amis de l'édition originale).

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        NORTH OF BOSTON Inscribed to Sidney Cox

      London: David Nutt((1914)). First Edition, Crane A3: Binding A, one of 350 copies in this first binding of a total of 1000 printed of Frost's second book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet at a very early date on the front endpaper "Sidney Cox/from/Robert Frost/Ryton Dymock/England/October 1914." The lifelong friendship between Frost and Cox began while Frost was teaching at the New Hampshire State Normal School in the academic year 1911 - 1912, before the publication of Frost's first book. Cox described their friendship in his own book, A SWINGER OF BIRCHES: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT FROST. Frost's several months living in the old parish of Dymock was shared in part with the poet Edward Thomas whom Frost considered the closest friend he ever had. Thomas compared Frost to Wordsworth in one of his several favorable reviews of NORTH OF BOSTON. England's entry into the First World War hastened Frost's return to America early in 1915 with Thomas volunteering for service later that year and in 1917 giving his life in battle. According to THE OXFORD COMPANION TO TWENTIETH-CENTURY POETRY IN ENGLISH, Frost told Cox in 1914, the very year of this inscription, that the true poet's pleasure lay in making "his own words as he goes" rather than depending upon words whose meanings were fixed: "We write of things we see and we write in accents we hear. Thus we gather both our material and our technique with the imagination from life; and our technique becomes as much material as material itself." An important copy of this early and essential collection by Frost., cloth, Near Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper

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        The Vanishing Race The Last Great Indian Council

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good +. Quarto. [1], xviii, 231 pages. Photogravure frontispiece illustration. Illustrated with photogravure photographs. Brown cloth hardcover with title and color illustration on the front cover and spine. Gilt top edge. Front and rear hinge repaired. Bottom of first 8 pages has a small indent. Author inscribed this copy to the previous owner on the front blank end paper - "To Mrs Susan Sc...? with the regards of the author Joseph K Dixon S. F. Nov 25 1915

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        ALPHABET DE LA GRANDE GUERRE 1914-1916

      - HELLE,ANDRE. ALPHABET DE LA GRANDE GUERRE 1914-1916. Paris: Berger-Levrault [1915]. 4to (10 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, covers dusty and slightly soiled else clean, tight and a VG+ copy. Each page features a large, stylized full color illustration (one for each letter), each with a World War I theme. The text in rhyme by Helle is aimed to give children pride in their country. There are also color pictorial endpapers showing the flags of the Allies. Very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Girls Of The Hamlet Club.

      1914 - London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited. 1914. 8vo. Original olive green pictorial cloth blocked in red, white, black and gilt to spine and upper cover, plain edges, grey endpapers; pp. [viii], [1]-324; with frontispiece and 3 other coloured plates; a very sound and attractive copy of a rare book, inscribed "Edna, with best wishes, Xmas 1914" to front blank; externally uncommonly bright with mild soiling and rubbing to joints and spine gilt, and light dusting to edges of book block; internally equally clean and sound with small loss (20 x 25mm) to pastedown endpaper at fore-edge (partially exposing board), a little trivial internal cracking, and one or two fox spots. First edition of the first volume in the famed 'Abbey Series', which consists of 38 books published between 1914 and 1959. Only 3 copies listed on Copac (BL; Cambridge; Nat. Lib. of Scotland), and no additional ones on WorldCat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Vers oder Prosa im hohen Drama des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts.

      Fr. Zeugner & Co. 1914 - Small quarto, 75 pages. Printed wrappers. - First edition of Grohmann's doctoral dissertation in philosophy: 'Angenommen von der I. Sektion aug Grund der Gutachten der Herren Köster und Sievers. Leipzig den 28. april 1914. Der Procancellar Kirchner'. Dedication copy. Inscribed (in the year of publication) on the inside of front cover: "Meinem sehr lieben Jürgen hit der Versicherung, solche Kinder nicht wieder in die Welt zu setzen. Will Juni 1914." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Zoological Philosophy: An Exposition with Regard to the Natural History of Animals

      London: Macmillan and Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Heel bumped, boards rubbed, newspaper . clipping about bacterial resistance to antibiotics laid in.. 1914. 1st English Language Edition. Hardcover. Translated and with an introduction by Hugh Elliot. Green ruled cloth. Titles stamped in gilt on spine. xci, 410 pp. + [2] pp. publishers ads. Presentation copy embossed on title page. Sir F. Keeble, Hammels, Boars Hill, Oxford, which indicates previous owner was Sir Frederick Keeble, the noted British botanist and professor. One of the most influential books in the history of evolutionary theory, this book was first published by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in Paris in 1809. It contravened Christian dogma about how plants and animals were divinely created in final fixed states and not transformed over time according to environmental factors. Lamarck also theorized that more complex forms of life derived from simpler ones. The 1809 first edition of this work is cited in Garrison-Morton 216 and was included in the Printing and the Mind of Man exhibition in 1963. Uncommon. No other copies listed for sale in the trade at this time. .

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. Old Tales from the North. Limited and numbered edition signed by Kay Nielsen.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. 206 pages of text. Original gilt-lettered and decorated vellum binding with blue highlights is slightly bowed, and is darkened and discolored along the edge of the front board, and the rear board has darker discoloration at the edge. Complete with 25 tipped-in color plates, each with a tissue guard with printed captions. Additionally illustrated with black-and-white drawings throughout the text. Number 97 of 500 copies signed by Kay Nielsen on the limitation page. The edge or edges of the first half of the pages are significantly stained and discolored, and there is minor foxing to some margins. The discoloration does not affect the color plates or the text. Lacking the original slipcase, the book is protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. First edition.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Across the Plains in '54 A Story for Young People of Early Emmigration to California [with] The Captive Maidens or the Prizes Won A Sequel to Across the Plains in '54

      No Place: No Publisher, 1914-1925. First THUS. Hardcover. Good. Second Edition, Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author. (Issue unclear. For a long time thought to be the first book appearance of the first part due to extreme scarcity of first edition. First appearance of the continuation Captive Maiden(s)-- chapter headings belie the title's plural, or is the other way around?) 2 parts in 1. [iv], 232 pp. No portrait. Original tan printed wrappers. housed in a custom brown cloth box with clear plastic lid. Good. Light wrinkling throughout text, small light tidemark at terminals, light foxing to fore and top edges, wraps soiled. An odd memoir of a trek from Missouri to California in 1854, return in 1860, and a second in 1865 transmogrified into a fictional account for young readers, notable for its scarcity. For many years most copies were assumed to have perished in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, though this is now considered highly unlikely. Howes N-213.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SIMPOSIO

      SOCIETA' EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, FIRENZE 1914 - RACCOLTA DI AUTORI GRECI CON NOTE ITALIANE INTERLINGUE In greco con introduzione e note in italiano a cura di Umberto Galli, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con timbro Omaggio, con fioritura, tracce di umidità e strappetti ai bordi ed al dorso, pagine ancora intonse, ingiallite dal tempo, con sporadica fioritura e bordi non rifilati

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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