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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.

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        SIMPOSIO

      SOCIETA' EDITRICE DANTE ALIGHIERI, 1914. INTERLINGUE 0,14 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 USATO

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        DER STURM Leitung: Hewarth Walden. Der Blaue Reiter.

      Berlin W 9, Verlag DER STURM. [Ende 1913, Anfang 1914]. - Drittes Tausend. ca. 19,5 x 14,5 cm, 18 Seiten, 8 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, Original-Klammerheftung, kleiner Riss in der Rückenfalzung, Namenszug von "Edmund "Ed" Kesting 1916" auf dem ersten Blatt. Einband etwas fleckig. Mit Arbeiten von Bloch, D. und W. Burljuk, Campendonk, Elisabeth Epstein, Natalie Gontscharova, E. Heckel, Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Max Pechstein, Marianne von Werefkin. Alms/Steinmetz, Abbildung Seite 27. - Gordon II, Seite 557f. - Pirsich Seite 671 III, lfd. Nr. 1. - Die legendär gewordene erste Ausstellung ist dokumentiert durch sechs erhaltene Fotos von Gabriele Münter, die zusammen mit der Katalogliste und den abgebildeten Werken eine Rekonstruktion der Schau möglich machten.[25][26] Delaunay, der nicht in München wohnte – der Kontakt war über Kandinskys Schülerin Epstein zustande gekommen – war der erfolgreichste Künstler, der drei von vier ausgestellten Bildern an Bernhard Koehler, den Sammler und Mäzen von Macke und Marc, an Adolf Erbslöh sowie an Alexej von Jawlensky verkaufen konnte.[27] Die Ausstellung ging anschließend auf Tournee in weitere Städte, unter anderem in den Gereonsklub nach Köln und in Herwarth Waldens neu eröffnete Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin. In der Wanderausstellung waren zusätzlich Werke von Jawlensky und Werefkin zu sehen, die inzwischen ebenfalls aus der N.K.V.M. ausgetreten waren und sich dem Blauen Reiter angeschlossen hatten.[28] Weitere Stationen bis zum Jahr 1914 waren Bremen, Hagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Budapest, Oslo, Helsinki, Trondheim und Göteborg.

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        Baruch Spinoza [in the Khayee Anshey Shem series].

      Varsava Tusija, Warsaw Warszawa, Varsha, Poland 1914 - OCLC lists no copies of this 1914 edition and as for the 1900 edition: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2 (University of Leeds; Statdstbibliothek Berlin). Browned paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album dédié a Tamar Karsavina.

      Paris Corrard 1914 - First edition. Folio (33.5 x 27.5 cm). No. 276 of 500 copies (plus 12 on japon) printed on papier vélin d'arches, initialled by the publisher. Title with pictorial vignette to head and verso, 18 pp., 12 full-page coloured illustrations on rectos only, printer's leaf at end. Original pictorial wrappers. 4 proof plates in black and white (loose) and 3 original zinc printing plates. A unique ensemble comprising a mint copy of Barbier's early masterpiece, trial proof prints and original zinc printing plates. 'The cover design pays homage to Beardsley [.] and its 12 pochoir plates depict Karsavina in her principal parts. That their purpose is again to stir the emotion and delight the eye of the viewer, not to document the performance, is demonstrated by "Le spectre de la rose," glimpsed at the moment when the phantom lover, of whom the young girl has dreamed after the ball, is about to disappear as the rose drops from her hand.' (Ray). The copy comes with four loose black and white trial proofs that correspond to plates 1, 7, 11 and 12 in the book. Very unusually, the proofs incorporate embossed elements, which do not appear in the final version of the plates. Having experimented with the idea, the publisher opted in the end for flat printing, either to avoid high costs or possibly because the technique did not work well with pochoir colouring. The three original printing plates offered here were used for illustrations 2, 7 and 10 in the book. Together with the trial proofs they give a clear picture of complexity of the process of conceiving and producing a high quality illustrated work. Ray, Art Deco, p.31; Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography, 2800. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Weihnachten 1914. Album mit Porträtssilhouetten von Mitgliedern der H.K.K. 1 (Höheres Kavallerie-Kommando Nr. 1) mit 14 Original-Photographien von gezeichneten Silhouetten, alle von Hand signiert.

      1914. 1914 - 13 unnumerierte Kartontafeln mit 14 aufmontierten Original-Photographien und 13 aufmontierten gedruckten Lied-Melodien. Kl. 8vo (ca. 16,5x23 cm), goldgeprägter Ganzledereinband der Zeit. Unikales Geschenkalbum zum Weihnachtsfest 1914 mit Silhouetten von Mitgliedern des H.K.K. 1, auch als Kavallerie-Korps Richthofen, Korps Richthofen und Gruppe Richthofen bezeichnet. Das Kavallerie-Kommando bildete im ersten Weltkrieg vom 14.07.1915 bis zum 25.07.1915 die Südgruppe der Njemen-Armee bei der Schlacht um Schaulen. Am 20.11.1916 wurde das HKK aufgelöst, und aus dem Kommandostab das Generalkommando 56 gebildet. Mit den jeweils handsignierten Silhouetten des damaligen Kommandanten der Kavallerie Manfred Karl Ernst Freiherr von Richthofen (geb. 24. Mai 1855 in Barzdorf; gest. 28. November 1939 in Bersdorf, preußischer Offizier, zuletzt General im Ersten Weltkrieg), des späteren Generalstabschefes Oberst Maximilian von Poseck, des Majors Eggeling, des Rittmeister Meyl, des Hauptmann Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten, des Rittmeister Barthels, des Oberstleutnant von Heyden, Freiherr von Humboldt u.a. Der Einband an den Kanten und am Rücken sehr leicht berieben, 1 Melodienseite fehlt, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        Vernacular Photograph Album, snapshots including: Los Angles, Long Beach, Venice Beach, San Fernando, Sierra Matre, North Dakota, Perry Iowa

      No Publisher [1914], No Place - Leather bound photo album, front and back cover missing; black paper pages with photos glued to paper and clear legible hand written titles for each photo. Some studio prints, but majority likely from Kodak box camera circa 1910-20 Each page still contains tissue paper between each leaf. Some detached pages. Ramharter extended family. 240 b/w photos featuring lively antics, humorous composition and candid shots of individuals, children, family dogs and family gatherings. Some studio prints, but majority likely from Kodak box camera circa 1910-20. Photos of various sizes. First photo is Tom Thumb Wedding undated, circa 1910. Early Scenes of: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Venice Beach (circa 1914 bathing suits), San Fernando & Sierra Madre; early model cars; children. Sierra Madre Musicals (famous summer musical theatre). Some earlier photographs (pre-1900) intermixed. Other locations shown: North Dakota and Perry, Iowa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        175 Hefte der Profile Publications-Reihe in 6 Bänden Privater Rückentitel: Military Aircrafts].

      Gr.8, allermeist jew. 10 S., oft 14 S. (tlw. bis ca. 20 S.) m. Textabb. u. 1 bzw. 2 tlw. doppelblattgrossen farb. Taf., Priv.-Kart. (Priv.-KunstLdr.) m. gold. Rückenpräg., Deckel tlw. etw. fleckig, unten tlw. knapp beschnitten (ohne Textverlust), innen sonst tadellos. Enth.: Bd. 1: Military Aircrafts 1914 - 1918: Nr. 133: The B.E.2, 1a & 2b 139: The Bristol Scouts C & D 38: The Fokker Monoplanes 91: The de Havilland D.H.2 121: The Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter 49: The Nieuport 17 127: The Albatros DI-III 13: The Sopwith Pup 73: The Sopwith Triplane 21: The Bristol Fighter 103: The S.E.5 1: The S.E.5A 9: The Albatros D V 181: The De Havilland D.H.5 61: The S.V.a. (Ansaldo) Scouts 193: The Bristol M.1 151: The O. Aviatik (Berg) D I 109: The Hanriot HD1 31: The Sopwith Camel F.I 55: The Fokker Dr.I 17: The SPAD XIII C.1 43: The Pfalz D III 86: The Siemens D III & IV 169: The Sopwith Dolphin 79: The Nieuport N.28C-I 25: The Fokker D.VII 67: The Fokker D.VIII 199: The Pfalz D XII 175: The Phönix Scouts 187: The Junkers Monoplanes 157: The Breguet 14 163: The Roland C II 26: The de Havilland D.H.4 145: The de Havilland D.H.10 115: The Gotha GI-GV 5: The Vickers F.B.27 Vimy. Bd. 2: Military Aircrafts 1919 - 1939: 62: The de Havilland D.H.9 200: The Martinsyde Elephant 68: The Thomas-Morse Scout 97: The American D.H.4 37: The Curtiss JN-4: 50: The Sopwith 7F.I Snipe 182: The Handley Page Heyford 32: The Westland Wapiti 6: The Bristol Bulldog 44: The Fairey IIIF 87: The Fokker C V 27: The Boeing F4B-4 2: The Boeing P-12E 45: The Curtiss Army Hawks 116: The Curtiss Navy Hawks 56: The Fairey Flycatcher 33: The Gloster Gamecock 75: The P.Z.L P-11 170: The P.Z.L P-24 104: The P.Z.L. P-23 Karas 22: The Fiat CR. 32 10: The Gloster Gauntlet 140: The Hawker Audax & Hardy 57: The Hawker Hart 18: The Hawker Fury 176: The Fokker T.VIII 194: The Curtiss SOC Seagull 158: The Ryan PT/ST Series 14: The Boeing P-26A 128: The Curtiss Strike 80: The Curtiss Hawk 75. Bd. 3/1: Military Aircrafts 1939 - 1945: 98: The Gloster Gladiator 16: The Fiat CR.42 162: The Avia B.534 201: The M.Bloch 151 & 152 63: The Fokker D.XXI 134: The Fokker G-1 34: The Fairy Battle 117: The Boulton-Paul Defiant 159: The Westland Lysander 195: The Potez 63 Series 40: The Messerschmitt Bf 109E 23: The Messerschmitt Bf 110 76: The Junkers Ju 87A & B 147: The Morane Saulnier 406 135: The Dewoitine 520 111: The Hawker Hurricane I 24: The Hawker Hurricane 24 41: The Supermarine Spitfire I & II 166: The Supermarine Spitfire V Series 188: The Fiat G.50 64: The Macchi MC.200 123: The Reggiane Re.2000 122: The Polikarpov I-16 88: The Ilyuschin I1-2 184: The Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3: The Focke-Wulf Fw 190A. Bd. 3/2: Military Aircrafts 1939 - 1945: 28: The Macchi C.202 113: The Messerschmitt Bf 109G 94: The Focke-Wulf Fw190D/Ta 152 Series 69: The Henschel Hs 129 185: The Yak 9 Series 149: The Lavochkin La 5 & 7 106: The P-38J - M Lockheed Lightning 100: The North American P-51B & C Mustang 8: The North American P-51D Mustang 7: The Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 148: The Junkers Ju 88 Night Fighters 197: The Hawker Tempest I-VI 81: The Hawker Typhoon 35: The Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk 136: The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk I-IV 129: The Mitubishi A6M2 Zero-Sen 141: The Nakajima B5N Kate 92: The Grumman F3F Series 171: The Douglas TBD Devastator 196: The Douglas SBD Dauntless 124: The Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver 150: The Chance Vought F4U-4 to F4U-7 Corsair 53: The Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat 46: The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 118: The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien 47: The Chance Vought F4U-I Corsair 190: The Mitsubishi M6M3 Zero-Sen (Hamp) 70: The Nakajima Ki-84 203: The Heinkel He162 130: The Messerschmitt Me 262 78: The Gloster Meteor F.IV 48: The de Havilland Vampire Mk. 5 & 9. Bd. 3/3: Military Aircrafts 1939 - 1945: 89: The Savoia Marchetti S.M.79 146: The Savoia Marchetti S.M.81 110: The fiat B.R.20 15: The Heinkel He 111H 164: The Dornier Do 17 & 215 29: The Junkers Ju 88A 99: The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 173: The Lioré et Olivier LeO 45 Series 153: The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley 58: The Handley Page Hampden 93: The Bristol Blenheim I 125: The Vickers Wellington I & II 11: The Handley Page Halifax B.III, VI, VII 142: The Short Stirling 137: The Bristol Beaufighter I & II 65: The Ayro Lancaster I 52: The de Havilland Mosquito Mks. I - IV 189: The Short Sunderland 202: The Douglas A-20 (7A to Boston III) 59: The North American B-25A to G Mitchell 112: The Martin B-26B & C Marauder 19: The Consolidated B-24J Liberator 77: The Boeing B-17E & F Flying Fortress 101: The Boeing B-29 Superfortress 183: The Consolidated PBY Catalina 160: The Mitsubishi G3M Nell 172: The Mitsubishi Ki-21 105: The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu. Bd. 4: Military Aircrafts 1946 - 1960: 12: The GLoster Meteor F.8 36: The Saab J 29 71: The Hawker Sea Hawk 20: The North American F-86A Sabre 186: The Canadair Sabre 42: The North American FJ Fury 95: The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 179: The Gloster Javelin 1 - 6 143: The Dassault M.D. 450 Ouragan 119: The Fiat G.91 30: The North American F-10 Super Sabre 4: The Hawker Hunter F.6 167: The Hawker Hunter Two-Seaters 102: Tje Douglas A-4 Skyhawk 114: The English Electric P.1 & Lightning 1 131: The Lockheed F-104G/CF-104 66: The Vickers Valiant 162: The Avro Vulcan 54: The English Electric Canberra Mk.I & IV 83: The Boeing B-47 90: The Vought F-8A-E Crusader.

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        The Return of the Soldier

      Nisbet, 1914. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Nisbet in 1914. A near fine book without wrapper. Some light spotting to the page edges. Cracking to the rear joint. A famous WW1 novel.

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        Omar Khayyam. [Rubaiyat.]

      Cambridge: Galloway & Porter,, 1914. Large octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Illustrated title, 15 plates with text and illustration, 15 plates with illustration and captioned tissue guards. Slight rubbing to the ends and corners, endpapers toned but the rest sound and clean, an excellent copy. First Sett edition, one of 250 copies printed, of this scarce privately printed Rubaiyat illustrated by Parsee artist Mera Ben Kavas Sett. In his lengthy foreword Sett stakes his claim that his Rubaiyat "is original in being the interpretation of a Persian (Parsee)", and also notes that "Some of the English publishers found the work "too shocking" and "one likely to hurt the susceptibility of the decent-minded English people". They were ready to bring out my Omar if I changed a few pictures at their dictate and tastes, but I would not so much as a single line or a dot. It seems the English (according to the publishers) would rather have the conventional fig-leaf than a cluster of roses. I stated my case to my generous father. With his usual kindness and generosity, he offered to stand the piper to the tune of a private publication." Sett's Omar made sufficient impression to receive the encomium of Rupert Brooke (who died early in 1915): "If Mr Sett has not been universally acclaimed as the greatest draughtsman and decorator living, the fault lies with his own exclusive and publicity shunning nature. His Omar will have the pride of place in my library".

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        QUEL CHE LA GIOVANE MOGLIE DEVE SAPERE

      EDIZIONI S.T.E.N, 1914. ITALIANO 0,25 Versione del volume dall'inglese di Mario nesi, con una introduzione del Prof. Pio Foà. Inserimento di ritratto dell'autrice prima del frontespizio. sovraccoperta logorata dal tempo con adesivo promozionale in posizione inferiore. USATO

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        QUEL CHE IL GIOVANE MARITO DEVE SAPERE

      EDIZIONI S.T.E.N, 1914. ITALIANO 0,25 Volume protetto da sovraccoperta in cartoncino lievemente usurato ai margini di entrambe le facciate. Versione dall'inglese di Mario Nesi con una introduzione del Prof. Pio Foà. Presente illustrazione alle carte di guardia rappresentanti i libri della "raccolta stall" editi nelle diverse lingue del mondo. Ritratto dell'autore alla pagina precedente il frontespizio; la pagina di quest'ultimo piacevolmente protetta da carta velina. USATO

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        PROTAGORA TESTI, IL PROTAGORA E IL TEETETO DI PLATONE ED ALTRI TESTI

      S. T. E. B, 1914. ITALIANO 0,44 Volume leggermente alterato dal tempo con tagli delle pagine irregolari e usurati. Copertina minimamente ingiallita ai margini e quarta con becca al lato esteriore, superiore. Lieve fioritura alla sguardia e controguardia. Anche in questo secondo volume della collana, le pagine seguenti all'indice risultano intonse. USATO

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        Francesca da Rimini

      EDIZIONI RICORDI, 1914. ITALIANO 0,11 Fascicolo spillato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato, con tagli bruniti. Tragedia in quattro atti di Gabriele D' Annunzio, ridotta da Tito Ricordi, per la musica di Riccardo Zandonai. USATO

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        New Bartender's Guide [and] The Up-to-Date Bartender's Guide [cover title]: New Bartender's Guide. How to Mix Drinks "2 Books In One"

      Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, 1914. Very Good. First edition, hardcover issue. 12mo. 62; 64pp. Illustrated cloth. A couple of ink letters on the front fly, light spotting to the bottom of the front board and tiny ink splashed on topedge, very good or a little better. Relatively common in wrappers, the hardcover issue is scace.

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        Anna Muthesius mit Kindern. Platindruck. Auskopierpapier.

       1914. Auf dem großen Japanbogen handschriftlich signiert \"R. u. M. Dührkoop\", verso auf dem O.-Unterlagenblatt bezeichnet \"Frau Geheimrat Muthesius/mit Kindern/März 1914\", Stempel \"Landeskunstschule Hamburg 24/Ausgeschieden\", Im Druck u.r. mit Trockenstempel \"Dührkoop/1913\". Foto auf Karton u.auf Japanpapier auf Karton mehrfach montiert. 16,7 x 22,4 cm (Bildmaß), 42 x 30,7 cm (Papier). Gruppenporträt der Anna Muthesius mit ihren drei Kindern: Günther (1898–1974), der älteste Sohn sitzt neben ihr und hält ihre Hand, daneben Klaus (1900–1959) und Eckhart (1904–1989), der jüngste Sohn und spätere Architekt, blickt zu ihr auf. Die ausgebildete Konzertsängerin und Ehefrau des Architekten und Gründers des Deutschen Werkbundes Anna Muthesius (1870 Aschersleben - 1961 Berlin) wirkte u.a. auch als Innenarchitektin und Modedesignerin. - Minya Dührkoop begann 14jährig als Assistentin im Atelier ihres Vaters Rudolf D. zu arbeiten. Seit Rudolf Dührkoop um 1900 zwei Filialen in Berlin eröffnete, betrieb sie selbständig das Hamburger Studio. Anna Muthesius, Familienporträt, Gruppenporträt, Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Fotografie Hamburg,

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        Seven Holden & Hardingham Volumes [inc. Night Land, Carnacki, House on the Borderland¿]

      Holden & Hardingham, London - London, Holden & Hardingham, . Later Edition. Seven volumes. All owned by C.G. Leigh Hunt. All later editions [Cheap Editions], none with dustjackets. Good condition. All with faded spines, and signs of ageing, a little looseness. 1. The Luck of the Strong (1914 [1920]): Very good, toned paper, lower board unevenly faded and mottled; 2. Captain Gault (1921): Large chip to lower spine, lower board a little creased; 3. The House on the Borderland (1921): One gathering loose and hanging by the threads; 4. Carnacki the Ghost-Finder (1920): Upper board mottled, front pastedown a little stained, gatherings a little shaken; 5. The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig' (1920): Rear hinge with short split showing webbing, lower board non-uniformly faded; 6. The Ghost Pirates (1920): chip to rear of spine, front hinge loose, rear hinge pulling; 7. The Night Land (1921) [Abridged]: Splits to out boards at the spine, just the paper, chip to upper board. [5899, Hyraxia Books]. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A vintage gelatin silver photograph (93 x 169 mm, on the original mount, 170 x 253 mm) of SS Medic. The photographer is credited on the papered cardboard mount (Exchange Studios, Sydney). SS Medic had a long and impressive connection with Australia and war. In September 1899, on the return leg of her maiden voyage, she carried Australian troops to the Boer War

      In November 1914, A7 HMAT Medic was in the convoy that departed Albany with the First Detachment of the Australian and New Zealand Imperial Expeditionary Forces. In September 1928 she sailed from New York with the Wilkins-Hurst Antarctic Expedition on board, Wilkins being none other than the South Australian-born Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958), war correspondent and photographer, polar explorer, naturalist, geographer, climatologist and aviator (Australian Dictionary of Biography). In September 1942, converted to an oil tanker, she was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic by a German submarine. ^This photograph would appear to have been taken before the outbreak of the First World War, but the image seems to have had a long shelf life. This particular example improves on the ship's impressive military history by the addition of the signatures of ten Australian Victoria Cross winners who returned to Australia on her in late 1918. The following information comes from a detailed online post about Private John Carroll VC by Anthony Staunton (www.forumeerstewereldoorlog.nl): 'By 28 July 1918 ... 38 of the 63 VC awards to the AIF had been gazetted. Ten of the awards were posthumous and Captain Tubb who was awarded the VC at Lone Pine on Gallipoli had been killed in action in Belgium on 20 September 1917. Seven of the surviving 27 recipients returned to Australia between September 1915 and April 1918 mostly because of wounds. In the five weeks between 16 August and 23 September 1918 Carroll was one of 15 Australian VC recipients who returned to Australia for furlough and to help recruiting for the AIF. Carroll was one of ten Australian VC recipients who embarked on 24 August aboard HMAT Medic'. These ten men signed the mount of this photograph of HMAT Medic. ^The photograph, mount and signatures have subsequently sustained some water damage, resulting in some stains and minor loss to the surface of the photograph, some stains to the mount, and loss of some of the paper surface of the mount, taking with it two signatures (leaving offset ink impressions) and damaging a third. In spite of these blemishes, it is a rarity of consequence. Clockwise from the top centre, the signatures are John Carroll (33rd Battalion); John Whittle (12th Battalion); Reginald Inwood (10th Battalion); Jorgan Jensen (50th Battalion); John James Dwyer (4th Machine Gun Company); Leonard Keysor (1st Battalion); William Ruthven (22nd Battalion); Walter Peeler (3rd Pioneer Battalion) (signature now missing); Thomas Kenny (2nd Battalion) (signature now missing); and Stanley McDougall (47th Battalion) (signature partially missing).

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        Fine original self-caricature of the distinguished tenor in facial profile in black ink with blue-black wash, signed in full and dated "N.Y., 1914."

      "The winning quality of the sound, the tender mezza voce (particularly in the early years), and his phrasing, based on a rare mastery of legato and portamento, enabled Caruso to sing the French and Italian lyric repertory as well as lighter operas. In addition, his noble, incisive declamation, his broad, generous phrasing, and his vigor in dramatic outbursts made him a notable interpreter of Verdi as well as of French grand opéra. In this repertory his performances were characterized by the irresistible erotic appeal of his timbre allied to a temperament as warm and vehement as his voice. His numerous recordings, now faithfully remastered on CD, not only made him universally famous, they also did much to encourage the acceptance of recording as a medium for opera." Rodolfo Celletti and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Caruso opened the Met's 1914/15 season on November 16 as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera; the performance was conducted by Toscanini in what was his final first night at the Met. He went on to sing in Carmen, La Gioconda, Pagliacci, Aida, Manon, and Gli Ugonotti with the Met that year. An attractive image.. 205 x 140 mm. Very slightly cockled at upper and lower margin; laid down to mounting sheet at verso.

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        Omar Khayyam. [Rubaiyat.]

      Cambridge: Galloway & Porter, 1914 - Large octavo. Original black cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Slight rubbing to the ends and corners, endpapers toned but the rest sound and clean, an excellent copy. Illustrated title, 15 plates with text and illustration, 15 plates with illustration and captioned tissue guards. First Sett edition, one of 250 copies printed, of this scarce privately printed Rubaiyat illustrated by Parsee artist Mera Ben Kavas Sett. In his lengthy foreword Sett stakes his claim that his Rubaiyat "is original in being the interpretation of a Persian (Parsee)", and also notes that "Some of the English publishers found the work "too shocking" and "one likely to hurt the susceptibility of the decent-minded English people". They were ready to bring out my Omar if I changed a few pictures at their dictate and tastes, but I would not so much as a single line or a dot. It seems the English (according to the publishers) would rather have the conventional fig-leaf than a cluster of roses. I stated my case to my generous father. With his usual kindness and generosity, he offered to stand the piper to the tune of a private publication." Sett's Omar made sufficient impression to receive the encomium of Rupert Brooke (who died early in 1915): "If Mr Sett has not been universally acclaimed as the greatest draughtsman and decorator living, the fault lies with his own exclusive and publicity shunning nature. His Omar will have the pride of place in my library". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Undying Story of Captain Scott

      Single sheet folded (235 by 405mm) to create eight panels, decorative icicle borders framing nine black & white illustrations (8 photographic), some small closed tears and splits to folds, pale marginal dampstains. Davenport, Indiana, c.

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        Album with photographs all related to Johannes Carel Hendrik Heldring (1887-1962), Director of the Curaçaosche Handel-Maatschappij.

      1914. With 113 photographs, gelatine silverprints, ca. 4,5 x 6,5 cm on Cuba (Morro Castle, Porte la Punta, Cannon, Hotel Camaguay, Hotel Camahuay interior, Inglaterra Havana, Santiago de Cuba (with J.C.H. Heldring), Moro Castle Bay de Santiago, Port au Prince Haiti with S.S. Willem I, Bureu au Port au Price Haiti, Captain and porter de Port au Prince Haiti, Inglaterre de Port au Price Haiti, Panorama Hotel Montagne Porte au Price Haiti, Harbour Port au Prince, Aux Cayes Haiti, Jacmel Haiti, Jacmel Toen Hall, Curaçao Club de Gezelligheid, Harbour Curaçao, Bridge over Harbour Curaçao from balcony Sociteit, Church Santa Rosa Curaçao, Curaçao House from De Vries and SS Philadelphia and SS Nirida, Schottegat Curaçao, Fort Nassau Curaçao (with Baasch, J.C.H.Heldring & de Vries), Schottegat (Maduro), Schottegat from Fort Nassau, Entrance Fort Nassau (with de Vries & J.C.H. Heldring), Ostrich-farm Curaçao, Sisal-plantage Mount Pleasant Curaçao, Imprial Hotel/Bureau Curaçaosche Handelsmaatschappij, Harbour Maracaibo Veneuzuela, Fort San Carlos Maracaibo Venuzuela, Maracaibo Pier, Maracaibo Harbour, Bay Maracaibo with fort San Carlos, Yacht Goleta, St. Annabaai Curaçao, Harbour Curaçao with S.S.Maracaibo, Poort Gouverneursgebouw Curaçao with. Luit. Piepers Adj. Gouverneur, Bridge on Harbour Curaçao from Hotel Americano, Harbourport Curaçao with dredger, Caracas Bay with Fort Beekenburg, Fort Beekenburg and Hospital at Caracas Bay, Plantage Sint Kruis, Plantage Sint Kruis with ruine of a sugar-mill, Road to Sint Kruis at the Waterput, Saltpan at Willibrordes, La Guaira Venuzuela with J.C.H. Heldring & Perret, Dutchmen at Plaza Bolivar Caracas Venuzuela, Caracas with bullfight, Colon Venuzuela, Colon shootinggame with J.C.H. Heldring, Backside Quarantaine Station, Mis Clauch, Caracas Bay with Gorsira and wife, Depart ship Prins Maurits, Innen-court Capitool Caracas, Railroad Caraca - La Guaira, View Caracas, Panama Canal, Gatun Locks, Views on Gatun, Christobal Columbus statue, Gatun Lake, Gatun Damm, The Culebra Cut, formerly called Gaillard Cut with Gold Hill, and 44 photographs, gelatine silverprints, ca. 6 x 11 cm on Curaçao, with harbour, Schottegat, Streetviews, Farm, Ships, Family and relatives views of J. C. H. Heldring. KEYWORDS:photo/curaçao/venuzuela/haiti/cuba/panama.

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        Binding, Fine- Sangorski and Sutcliffe] Poems, One of 50 Copies

      Medici Society, London 1914 - Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe n full brown morocco with raised bands to spine,attractive gilt tooling to all faces including blossom motif at all four corners, on both covers, gilt titles to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt, all others untrimmed. With a frontispiece portrait bound in on a cloth hinge. One of a limited run of 50 copies on handmade paper and one on vellum printed by the Riccardi Press Fount, this example being on paper. Front flyleaf removed. Binding is near fine.

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        New Bartender's Guide [and] The Up-to-Date Bartender's Guide [cover title]: New Bartender's Guide. How to Mix Drinks "2 Books In One"

      Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, 1914. Very Good. First edition, hardcover issue. 12mo. 62; 64pp. Illustrated cloth. A couple of ink letters on the front fly, light spotting bottom of the front board, tiny ink splashed on top edge, very good or a little better. Relatively common in wrappers, the hardcover issue is scace.

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        Album with photographs all related to Johannes Carel Hendrik Heldring (1887-1962), Director of the Curaçaosche Handel-Maatschappij.

      1914. With 113 photographs, gelatine silverprints, ca. 4,5 x 6,5 cm on Cuba (Morro Castle, Porte la Punta, Cannon, Hotel Camaguay, Hotel Camahuay interior, Inglaterra Havana, Santiago de Cuba (with J.C.H. Heldring), Moro Castle Bay de Santiago, Port au Prince Haiti with S.S. Willem I, Bureu au Port au Price Haiti, Captain and porter de Port au Prince Haiti, Inglaterre de Port au Price Haiti, Panorama Hotel Montagne Porte au Price Haiti, Harbour Port au Prince, Aux Cayes Haiti, Jacmel Haiti, Jacmel Toen Hall, Curaçao Club de Gezelligheid, Harbour Curaçao, Bridge over Harbour Curaçao from balcony Sociteit, Church Santa Rosa Curaçao, Curaçao House from De Vries and SS Philadelphia and SS Nirida, Schottegat Curaçao, Fort Nassau Curaçao (with Baasch, J.C.H.Heldring & de Vries), Schottegat (Maduro), Schottegat from Fort Nassau, Entrance Fort Nassau (with de Vries & J.C.H. Heldring), Ostrich-farm Curaçao, Sisal-plantage Mount Pleasant Curaçao, Imprial Hotel/Bureau Curaçaosche Handelsmaatschappij, Harbour Maracaibo Veneuzuela, Fort San Carlos Maracaibo Venuzuela, Maracaibo Pier, Maracaibo Harbour, Bay Maracaibo with fort San Carlos, Yacht Goleta, St. Annabaai Curaçao, Harbour Curaçao with S.S.Maracaibo, Poort Gouverneursgebouw Curaçao with. Luit. Piepers Adj. Gouverneur, Bridge on Harbour Curaçao from Hotel Americano, Harbourport Curaçao with dredger, Caracas Bay with Fort Beekenburg, Fort Beekenburg and Hospital at Caracas Bay, Plantage Sint Kruis, Plantage Sint Kruis with ruine of a sugar-mill, Road to Sint Kruis at the Waterput, Saltpan at Willibrordes, La Guaira Venuzuela with J.C.H. Heldring & Perret, Dutchmen at Plaza Bolivar Caracas Venuzuela, Caracas with bullfight, Colon Venuzuela, Colon shootinggame with J.C.H. Heldring, Backside Quarantaine Station, Mis Clauch, Caracas Bay with Gorsira and wife, Depart ship Prins Maurits, Innen-court Capitool Caracas, Railroad Caraca - La Guaira, View Caracas, Panama Canal, Gatun Locks, Views on Gatun, Christobal Columbus statue, Gatun Lake, Gatun Damm, The Culebra Cut, formerly called Gaillard Cut with Gold Hill, and 44 photographs, gelatine silverprints, ca. 6 x 11 cm on Curaçao, with harbour, Schottegat, Streetviews, Farm, Ships, Family and relatives views of J. C. H. Heldring. KEYWORDS:photo/curaçao/venuzuela/haiti/cuba/panama

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        Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican)

      London: Macmillan And Co, 1914. Reprint . Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece; Fore-Edge Painting By Lyman Young. Xlii, 167 Pp. Full Blue Morocco, Elaborately Gilt, Morocco Spine Label, Elaborate Gilt Edges And Turns, Marbled Endpapers, All Edges Of Page Block Also Gilt. Fore-Edge Painting With Tiber At Center And Vatican In Distance. Very Near Fine, Just A Few Small Rubs At Edges.

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        Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Die Geschichte von Kagsagsuk

      Insel, Leipzig 1914 - Tall, narrow quarto (12 x 7 inches) Original publisher's black card paper wrappers, Japanese bound with black ties across spine in lattice fasion (i.e. bound as a book block with cord stitching), with superb illustrated covers. Number 88 of a Limited Edition of Only 200 Copies. Printed on thick paper on one-side only with outside edges uncut forming at two-ply sheet. With highly expressive drawings, vignettes and initials in the text by Charlotte Veit. The Eskimo fairy tale was recounted by Heinrich Johannes Rink after transmission from E. Gross "The beginnings of art." A most distinctive and certainly unusual Insel-Verlag production. Corners very slightly worn, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Jugendstil- Insel Verlag] Die Geschichte von Kagsagsuk

      Leipzig: Insel, 1914. First edition. Tall, narrow quarto (12 x 7 inches) Original publisher's black card paper wrappers, Japanese bound with black ties across spine in lattice fasion (i.e. bound as a book block with cord stitching), with superb illustrated covers. Number 88 of a Limited Edition of Only 200 Copies. Printed on thick paper on one-side only with outside edges uncut forming at two-ply sheet. With highly expressive drawings, vignettes and initials in the text by Charlotte Veit. The Eskimo fairy tale was recounted by Heinrich Johannes Rink after transmission from E. Gross "The beginnings of art." A most distinctive and certainly unusual Insel-Verlag production. Corners very slightly worn, else near fine.

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        DARKNESS AND DAWN

      Boston: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers, [1914].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-672 [673-676: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], four inserted plates (including color frontispiece) by P. J. Monahan, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, pictorial endpapers. First edition. An important early American science fiction novel utilizing the catastrophe motif. Trilogy originally published as serials in CAVALIER in 1912 and 1913. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-73; (1981) 1-67; (1987) 1-33; (1995) 1-33; and (2004) II-383. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 673. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 283. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 58-9. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 484-87. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 79. Reginald 04904. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-194. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1097. Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, p. 294. A fine, bright copy. An excellent copy of this book. Quite scarce in this condition. Front and rear flaps of the rare dust jacket are laid in. (#90392)

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        IFIGENIA IN AULIDE

      PARAVIA E C., TORINO 1914 - BIBLIOTECA SCOLASTICA DI SCRITTORI GRECI INTERLINGUE In greco con introduzione e note in italiano a cura di Salvatore Rossi, brossura editoriale con piatto posteriore mancante, dorso ingiallito, con strappetti e tracce di colla, piatto anteriore ingiallito, con fioritura e con timbro rosso Omaggio Degli Editori, pagine ancora intonse, ingiallite attorno ai testi, con lieve fioritura e legatura lenta

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        Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican)

      London: Macmillan And Co, 1914. Reprint . Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece; Fore-Edge Painting By Lyman Young. Xlii, 167 Pp. Full Blue Morocco, Elaborately Gilt, Morocco Spine Label, Elaborate Gilt Edges And Turns, Marbled Endpapers, All Edges Of Page Block Also Gilt. Fore-Edge Painting With Tiber At Center And Vatican In Distance. Very Near Fine, Just A Few Small Rubs At Edges.

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        NUMERO - Settimanale Umoristico Illustrato.:

      Tipografia Bona, 1914-1916, Torino - (Codice NN/0549) In 8° (24x21 cm) raccolta di 30 fascicoli - dal n. 50 (dicembre 1914) al n.109 (gennaio 1916)- della famosa rivista satirica. Tra gli autori dei numerosissimi disegni: Golia (Eugenio Colmo), Sto, Gandolfi, Boetto, Manca, Musini, Gech, Guidi, Scarpelli, Mazza, Nirsoli, Yambo, Carlin. Cfr. Pallottino, in "Storia dell'Illustrazione italiana", p.236; «la rivista destinata ad avere più influenza e a meglio documentare il periodo a ridosso della guerra». Buona conservazione, a parte qualche strappo e antico restauro, alcuni numeri con piccoli fori marginali. Legatura mezza tela dell'epoca, titolo tipografico al dorso. Euro 450.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        DER STURM Leitung: Hewarth Walden. Der Blaue Reiter.

      Berlin W 9, Verlag DER STURM. [Ende 1913, Anfang 1914]. - Drittes Tausend. ca. 19,5 x 14,5 cm, 18 Seiten, 8 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, Original-Klammerheftung, geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Gutes Exemplar. Mit Arbeiten von Bloch, D. und W. Burljuk, Campendonk, Elisabeth Epstein, Natalie Gontscharova, E. Heckel, Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter, Max Pechstein, Marianne von Werefkin. Alms/Steinmetz, Abbildung Seite 27. - Gordon II, Seite 557f. - Pirsich Seite 671 III, lfd. Nr. 1. - Die legendär gewordene erste Ausstellung ist dokumentiert durch sechs erhaltene Fotos von Gabriele Münter, die zusammen mit der Katalogliste und den abgebildeten Werken eine Rekonstruktion der Schau möglich machten.[25][26] Delaunay, der nicht in München wohnte – der Kontakt war über Kandinskys Schülerin Epstein zustande gekommen – war der erfolgreichste Künstler, der drei von vier ausgestellten Bildern an Bernhard Koehler, den Sammler und Mäzen von Macke und Marc, an Adolf Erbslöh sowie an Alexej von Jawlensky verkaufen konnte.[27] Die Ausstellung ging anschließend auf Tournee in weitere Städte, unter anderem in den Gereonsklub nach Köln und in Herwarth Waldens neu eröffnete Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin. In der Wanderausstellung waren zusätzlich Werke von Jawlensky und Werefkin zu sehen, die inzwischen ebenfalls aus der N.K.V.M. ausgetreten waren und sich dem Blauen Reiter angeschlossen hatten.[28] Weitere Stationen bis zum Jahr 1914 waren Bremen, Hagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Budapest, Oslo, Helsinki, Trondheim und Göteborg.

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        Relations Between the Spectra and Other Characteristics of the Stars. Offprint from Popular Astronomy, Vol. 22, Nos. 5 - 6, 1914.

      [Northfield, Minnesota: Goodsell Observatory of Carleton College, 1914]. First edition, extremely rare separately-paginated offprint, of this classic paper describing the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. "During his first years on the Princeton faculty, Russell's analysis of his trigonometric parallax data led him to discover, contemporaneously with, but independently of, Danish astronomer Ejnar Hertzsprung, the correlation between a star's intrinsic brightness and its spectral type. Hertzsprung was the first to work out a diagram showing the relationship between temperature and luminosity for a group of stars (1911/1912), but few astronomers came across its publication in a photographic journal. When Russell plotted his diagram in late 1913, leading to the publication of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram the following year [offered here], it had an enormous effect on the scientific community. The diagram remains one of the most important in astrophysics" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers). The paper was published in two parts, pp. 275-294 in Vol. 22, No. 5 and pp. 331-350 in No. 6. Both parts are contained in this separately-paginated offprint. OCLC locates a single copy, at the University of Chicago. No copies in auction records. Provenance: Richard Prager (1883-1945), German-American astronomer (name stamp on front wrapper). "Prager was born in Hannover, Germany. He became an assistant in the German Academy of Sciences in 1908. The following year he became head of the Observatorio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, where he remained until 1913. He then returned to Berlin, becoming an observer at the Berlin-Babelsberg Observatory. In 1916 he became a professor. He was an early pioneer of stellar photoelectric photometry. He is noted for his work in the field of variable stars, and he made numerous contributions to Astronomische Nachrichten on this topic. In 1938 he was imprisoned by the German Nazis. His friends in England obtained his release in 1939, and he moved to the United States where he accepted a position at the Harvard Observatory. However, his health had suffered from his imprisonment and from his separation from his family, and he died only six years later. The crater Prager on the Moon is named in his honor" (Wikipedia, accessed 6 August 2017). "Studying the spectra of stars classified by spectral type by Antonia Maury at the Harvard College Observatory, Hertzsprung between 1906 and 1909 commented on relations between brightness and spectral type. Little note was taken of this work, however, until Russell forcefully presented the material in a lecture at a joint meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society in 1913 and then in a paper published in 1914. Russell had much more data than Hertzsprung had had five years earlier, and the case for a relation between absolute magnitude and spectral class was correspondingly more convincing. "Russell began his classic paper by noting that "investigations into the nature of the stars must necessarily be very largely based upon the average characteristics of groups of stars selected in various ways - as by brightness, proper motion, and the like. The publication within the last few years of a great wealth of accumulated observational material makes the compilation of such data an easy process; but some methods of grouping appear to bring out much more definite and interesting relations than others, and, of all the principles of division, that which separates the stars according to their spectral types has revealed the most remarkable differences and those which most stimulate attempts at a theoretical explanation." "He went on to state that that the possibility of obtaining with an objective prism photographs of spectra of hundreds of stars on a single plate had resulted in over 100,000 classified spectra of stars and some interesting conclusions. "The spectra of the stars show remarkably few radical differences in type. More than ninety-nine per cent of them fall into one or other of the six great groups which, during the classic work of the Harvard College Observatory, were recognized as of fundamental importance, and received as designations, by the process of 'survival of the fittest', the rather arbitrary series of letters B, A, F, G, K, and M. That there should be so few types is noteworthy; but much more remarkable is the fact that they form a continuous series." "Russell's primary concern was to identify the predominant cause of the spectral differences, which he attributed to differences in temperature. Also in his classic paper he rapidly reviewed some of the relations brought to light between other characteristics of the stars and their spectral types, and then discussed in more detail the relations between spectra and brightness. Hertzsprung and others had already discussed this issue, and many of the facts presented by Russell were not new. But his material was much more extensive than any hitherto assembled. There were direct trigonometric parallaxes for a few stars, and average proper motions and thus average parallaxes or distances for many others. Russell assembled data from many astronomical studies. Using approximately 300 stars whose distances had been directly measured by 1913, and another 150 stars in four clusters with well-known distances, Russell found that graphs of absolute magnitude and spectral type produced a rapidly descending diagonal line from B to M and another, almost horizontal line, starting at B and running to M. Had he had thousands of stars rather than hundreds, and had he been able to plot their absolute magnitudes without the uncertainty arising from observational errors and from using averages of distances, the data points very likely would lie even closer together. There were two great classes of stars: (1) the giant stars, about 100 times as bright as the sun and varying little with spectral type, and (2) the dwarf stars, of smaller brightness and falling off rapidly with increasing redness. "With giant and dwarf stars differentiated, Russell went on to ask in his classic paper what in the nature of their constitutions gave rise to the differences in brightness and why did the differences show a systematic increase with spectral type. This investigation took him into the issue of a possible correlation between mass and luminosity and into the more general problem of stellar evolution. The paper was remarkable both in its range and its depth. Much that Russell said would bear revision, but he had set an agenda for others to follow, in stellar evolution and in outlining for further study and refinement what would in future be referred to as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram" (Hetherington (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Cosmology, pp. 278-280). 8vo (245 x 158 mm), pp. [1], 2-40. Stapled as issued in original printed wrappers. Spine rubbed, staplles rusted.

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        ‘Ypres' watercolour by D Y Cameron

      Single Sheet. D.Y.Cameron watercolour signed and titled ‘Ypres' by the artist in a soft pencil. The watercolour has suffered through time. There is an old vertical crease within the image to the left side of the image; it has some soft handling folds; a small circular stain/mark at the top of the church spire, else good. Sheet size 224 x 378mm The watercolour shows the destruction of the town with St.Martin's cathedral spire. This was rebuilt after the war. “Ypres a small Flemish market town, just over the border from France, quite similar to many towns in Belgium, that was until 1914 (the outbreak of the First World War). The town of Ypres was the scene of some of the worst fighting of the war. Ypres was described as being all the horrors of the Somme and the hell of Verdun. The consequences were drastic with 500,000 dead in an area of 25 square kilometers. It was a key site to protect the channel sea ports and associated shipping lanes, and a good point to advance from to seize Ostend and prevent the Germans using this key port to launch U-boat attacks (Third Ypres). Saving the town of Ypres from the Germans was very important to the Belgium people as it represented the last part of Belgium land still under its sovereignty Due to the gallant bravery of saving the town from the Germans in 1914 (First Ypres), against overwhelming odds, the town became of symbol of defiance. “

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        Wiener Werkstätte- 1 of 50 Copies] Aus Dem Alten Wien, 1844

      Hof und Staatsdruckerei (Wiener Werkstätte), Wien 1914 - Small quarto. Original green original green waved calf with gilt cover vignette and titles titles (Wiener Werkstätte), attractive color pictorial endsheets. One of 50 copies (#35) of the preferential edition on Fabriano-Bütten Paper with "genuinely gilded initials" by the Wiener Werkstätte (total edition 520), superb full color double-spread title page. Binding, introduction, book decoration and initials according to designs by Dr. Rudolf Junk produced in Wien by Hof und Staatsdruckerei in collaboration with the Wiener Werkstätte. Stated on colophon (translated): "This book from the Hof und Staatsdruckerei in Vienna in the year 1914, a printed book in our own publishing house, in 500 numbered copies, of which the numbers 1 to 50 on Fabriano Butten, with genuinely gilded initials from the Wiener Werkstätte in leather bound, the numbers 51-500 on book paper. etc." Leather covers somewhat discolored, interior is fine. Most scarce.

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        Hamburg und seine Bauten unter Berücksichtigung der Nachbarstädte Altona und Wandsbek 1914. Herausgegeben vom Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein zu Hamburg. ( Band 1-2 cpl. )

      Selbstverlag des Vereins; Boysen & Maasch, Hamburg 1914 - Band 1 – 2 mit XII, 644 Seiten und VIII, 731 Seiten. Mit zusammen 2566 Textabbildungen und Illustrationen sowie zusammen 22 teils mehrfach ausfaltbaren, teils farbigen Tafeln sowie jeweils einem Kupfertiefdruck-Frontispiz. Jeweils in Oln mit OU gebunden, zusammen im Opappschuber, 4° ( 29 x 21, 5 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Band.1: 1. Allgemeines. Überblick über die Entwicklung der hamburgischen Architektur im Wandrahmsfleet, Cremon, Große Reichenstrasse, Neß,(Kaiserhof) Rödingsmarkt, Hopfensack, Gröningerstrasse, Herrengraben, Trostbrücke, Grimm, Hochbauten. Rathaus, Börse, Kulturgebäude, Schulen, Kirchen, Verwaltungsgebäude, Feuerwachen, Krankenhäuser, Theater, Kontor- und Warenhäuser, mehrgeschossige Etagenhäuser, Einzelhäuser, Wohnungen, Denkmäler, Brunnenanlagen, Sportplätze, Gärten / Band.2: Ingenierbauten. Strom- und Uferbauten, Baggerei- und Eisbrecherwesen, Hafenanlage, Hafenbauten, Schleusen, Speicher, Kaischuppen, Landungsanlagen. Hafenbauten in Cuxhaven, elektrische Hafenausrüstung, Fernmeldeanlagen im Hafen, Hafenbahnen, Elbtunnel, Straßenbau, Kanäle, Marktanlagen, Müllverbrennung, Badeanstalten, Wasserversorgung, Werften, Altona und Wandsbek im Allgemeinen. Einbände gering fleckig, innen Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf dem Innendeckel vorn. Der Schuber fleckig, etwas berieben und bestoßen, die Schutzumschläge etwas fleckig mit Randläsionen und Einrissen. Die Bände mit nur wenigen gering fleckigen oder stockfleckigen Seiten - Insgesamt von guter und dekorativer Erhaltung. Zusammen 2 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 5500 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALICE IN WONDERLAND

      London, Paris, et al.: Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1914. Hardcover. Very good+ with no dust jacket if issued. Deluxe edition. No date, circa 1914. Quarto. 9 1/2 in (24 cm) tall; 148 [8 ad] p. Bright green cloth with bright gilt decoration and lettering to bevelled front cover and spine. All edges gilt. 12 bright full-page color plates, headpieces, tailpieces, numerous in-text illustrations, and pictorial endpapers by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Clean binding. Heavy stock pages and plates largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, foxing, salient marks or folds. Clean edges. Clear protective cover. Extremities rubbed, binding just beginning to soften, free endpapers toned, book ownership with graceful signature, sporadic small smudging, two closed tears, plate with rough edges, two gaps between gatherings, rear hinge starting. Highly presentable deluxe edition of an illustrated classic.

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        Horticulturist

      London: Luther Burbank Society, 1914. Full leather. Very good. London: Luther Burbank Society, 1914. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. Luther Burbank Methods and Discoveries and Thier Practical Application. Illustrated with one hundred and five color photograph prints for use with these volumes. Limited in unspecified nember, inscribed/ signed on a special tipped-in sheet to donors. Bound in full brown leather of a Arts and Craft binding by Tiffany blind tooling to covers and spine of a peach tree, gilt title, top edge gilt, green canvas endpaper. Luther Burbank is one of the best known American Horticulturist which he developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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