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        In Erwartung.

      1914. Farbholzschnitt, gedruckt von drei Stöcken, in Dunkelgrau und Braun über hellbrauner Tonplatte, 1914. Darstellungsgröße 33,3:21,5 cm, Blattgröße 35:25,8 cm. Kirschl HS 20, b II (ohne Wellen und Horizontlinien); Söhn HDO 51002-6; erschienen in der II. Jahresgabe der Freunde graphischer Kunst, Leipzig 1914. - Bis auf eine leichte Bräunung an drei Rändern sehr guter Abdruck auf Japan.. Nach dem väterlichen Willen besuchte Moser 1891-1893 die Handelsakademie in Dresden und arbeitete bis 1896 im elterlichen Geschäft in Bozen. Nebenbei war er bereits künstlerisch tätig und wurde von F. von Defregger (1835-1921) zum Kunststudium ermuntert. 1896-1901 studierte er an der Akademie in München bei G. von Hackl (1843-1926), K. Raupp (1837-1918) und L. Herterich (1856-1932). Nach Abschluß seines Studiums führten ihn Reisen nach Deutschland, Italien, Korsika und Frankreich. 1901 schrieb er sich an der Academie Julian in Paris ein. Die Sommermonate verbrachte er in der Bretagne und der Normandie. Ãœber den Wiener Maler M. Kurzweil (1867-1916) lernte Moser die japanische Holzschnitttechnik kennen, mit der er sich von nun an intensiv beschäftige und die er bis zur Perfektion entwickelte. 1907 kehrte Moser nach Bozen zurück. In den folgenden Jahren erhielt er Stipendien und nahm an zahlreichen Ausstellungen teil. 1915 wurde er als Leutnant in den Kriegsdienst eingezogen. Nach Kriegsende beteiligte er sich an der von A. Egger-Lienz (1868-1925) initiierten Ausstellung "Tiroler Künstler" in Zürich. In den zwanziger Jahren stellte sich für den Künstler der kommerzielle Erfolg ein. Seine Farbholzschnitte waren jetzt nicht nur in seiner Heimat gefragt, sondern auch im gesamten deutschen Raum.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Stehender weiblicher Akt im Profil.

      . Kaltnadel, 1914, links unten bezeichnet "2. Z. 1. Dr." sowie rechts unten signiert und datiert "M. Klinger / 8. Mai 14". 42:24,7 cm. Beyer 418 II (von III). - Probedruck vor der Auflage auf Japanbütten. Vollrandig und frisch erhalten..

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        Die unregelmässige Herztätigkeit.

      Berlin, Leipzig, Engelmann, 1914.. ( Erste Ausgabe des bedeutenden Werkes ) Mit VI; 249 Seiten mit 109 schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen im Text sowie 2 ausfaltbaren Tafeln. Goldgeprägter Oln, 4° ( 27,5 x 19 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken mit Fehlstelle zum oberen Kapital hin sowie etwas angeplatzt, Bindung gelockert. Innen alte Siegelmarke auf dem Titelblatt geklebt, das Widmungsblatt mit Eckabschnitt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig. ( Gewicht 800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Cubists and Post-Impressionism

      A.C. McClurg, 1914. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. 245 pp. Good, no jacket, if issued. Spine sunned with some staining and spine ends frayed. Board corners rubbed, showing. Front hinge starting. Previous owners name and date in pen on dedication page. Text clean. Frontispiece and all tipped-in plates are present, bright, colorful and in excellent condition. Signed by author, Arthur J. Eddy, on title page.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Penrod. Illustrated by Gordon Grant.

      Doubleday, Page and Co, Garden City 1914 - First issue with page viii so-numbered and with misprint "sence" for "sense" on page 19 (third line from bottom). First binding of mesh cloth. Tiny hole in hear free endpaper else a fine bright copy in a very good to near fine dust jacket with only the most minor of paper loss at corners. Nice copy of this classic. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Die Baudenkmäler in Frankfurt am Main. Herausgegeben mit Unterstützung der Stadt und der Administration des Dr. Johann Friedrich Böhmer'schen Nachlasses von dem Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein und dem Verein für Geschichte und Althertumskunde. . Bd.I: Kirchenbauten, Bd.II: Weltliche Bauten, Bd.III: Bürgerliche Privatbauten und ehemalige Judengasse. (3 Bde. in 5 Bdn., compl.).

      Frankfurt, Selbstverlag der beiden Vereine, 1895-1914 - Kl.-4°, ca. 1500 S., ca 1500 Abb., HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt, Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken. Titelbl. m. Stempel u. Sign. ;1 Bd. m. Verlusten a, Kapital, 3 Bde. stärker berieben, ein Aussengelenk angebrochen. Innen sauber, - ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Wichtiges Standardwerk zur Architekturgeschichte Frankfurts. Beschreibt die denkwürdigen Bauten der alten Reichsstadt nach ihrer geschichtlichen und künstlerischen Bedeutung vor der Vernichtung im 2. Weltkrieg. 8000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LAS MIL Y UNA NOCHES CUENTOS ARABES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1914. 2Vol. Holandesa. 605Pag+522Pag. 30x22. Profusamente ilustrada con grabados y laminas impresas por el Gran Artista Aleman Fernando Schultz Wettel.Contiene una lamina no pautada. Dificilissima en comercio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        A LAWN TENNIS ALPHABET, Rhymed & Pictured by H. F. Crowther - Smith.

      London, Slazengers Ltd, no date, 1914.Circa 1914, slim small 4to, 250 x 190 mm, 10 x 7½ inches, PRESENTATION COPY "To Vivian Carter with the author's compliments" dated 1914, in ink. 26 colour plates with text on the back referring to the following plate, plus 5 pages of Slazengers adverts, original publishers pictorial boards. Spine worn and repaired with cloth at sometime, corners worn, some rubbing to boards, endpapers aged - browned, 1 plate has a marginal closed tear repaired, not affecting the image, occasional light fingermark and marks in margins, fore - edges foxed, some light scratching on pictorial label on upper cover, a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Joe Shuster's hand drawn improvements on his first sketch of Superman, signed by him and co-creator Jerry Siegel

      n.p., n.d. Original Drawing Signed on exceedingly rare decades old reproduction "To Gary ?" / With best wishes / from Jerry Siegel,? writer, to which the artist has added ?Joe Shuster / and SUPERMAN,? 10? x 13.75? (visible). Vertical creases in upper area.Jerry Siegel (1914-1996) and Joe Shuster (1914-1992) originally had thought of the Superman as a villain. Then in 1933, according to Glen Weldon in ?Superman: The Unauthorized Biography" (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013), ?Siegel had a brainstorm. Make the Superman a good guy, not a villain. He got Shuster to draw up the idea; during the next few years, they played with the concept, until it took on its now-familiar shape."What survives of their very first pass at what would become the Superman we know is a hasty concept sketch for a proposed newspaper strip. He?s not yet a costumed crime fighter, just a muscular man in a tight tank top and dress pants who hoists a criminal ove

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        GLANCES At Character.

      London: Printed By Whittingham And Rowland, For John Carr. 1914. - small 8vo. pp. viii, 158, [2]ads. complete with half-title. 8 hand-coloured aquatint plates (incl. additional title) by J.Clark. full polished calf by Zaehnsdorf for American merchant & marketing pioneer John Wanamaker [1838-1922], gilt back, t.e.g., lower edge uncut (slight offsetting from plates). First Edition. Not in Tooley, Prideaux or Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        North of Boston

      New York: Henry Holt, 1914: First American Edition, First Printing, with date of 1914 on the title page, and statement of "First Edition" with no subsequent printings listed on the copyright page. One of only 150 copies published by Henry Holt in 1914, following a British edition from David Nutt consisting of 350 copies. Bound with sheets bought by Holt of the first issue from Nutt. In About Very Good condition. Clean pages, sound binding. Pages lightly age toned. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Spine label shows chipping. Sunning to spine label and boards. Boards show light soiling, rubbing and wear at corners and rubbing to edges. A nice copy, solid.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        GRABADO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 25X17. 1914. XIX+256Pag+1h+4 Bellos grabados. Compendio elemental de su historia y tratado de los procedimientos que informan esta manifestacion del arte, ilustrado con estampas calcograficas. Buen ejemplar. Manchas de oxido. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Cartoons of the Great War. World War One Album of Colorful Cartoons and Caricatures, possibly by a P.O.W.

      1914(?)-1915/6 1914 - 8vo. 22.5 by 18 cm. 270 pp., almost all with one or more colorfully painted cartoons and caricatures depicting the early part of World War One, beginning in 1914 and possibly all the way through 1915. The album was made with a notebook with ruled lined paper. On most pages, the lines have been covered over, and are at most barely visible. One of the specific events alluded to is the sinking of the Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy by one German submarine, an event which occurred in September, 1914. The sinking of the Lusitania and chemical warfare are alluded to well into the album, which brings the album into the middle of 1915. It is possible the album runs into 1916 but not by much. The jingoistic, and non-subtle analysis manifest in the cartoons, does not give way to a weariness, a questioning, or disillusionment which would certainly have asserted itself later on in the war. The cover has a raised title, not fully legible anymore; from what can be made out, it was probably "Cartoons of the Great War". The identity of the artist is unknown; we were told he was a P.O.W., but there is no concrete evidence corroborating this and the assertion may be unverifiable. Other than the hearsay, support for the hypothesis, for that is what it is to us, comes from the unconventional materials used to produce the album. The paints used are not what someone with such an abiding interest in artwork would have chosen if he had the freedom to do so, but in a P.O.W. camp the artist would settle for what was on hand. The media used to paint the cartoons are various, but most unusual is the heavy use of an oil paint, or a house paint, which was frequently employed as a background, probably in part to blot out evidence that the artwork was applied to a lined notepaper. If these cartoons were done in a P.O.W. camp, the artist had to have been captured at the very outset of the war.Many of the cartoons are not really tied in to day-to-day events, but rather personalize and personify the war into a few stock characters -- the Kaiser, his sidekick of a fictional youthful son named Willie (the Crown Prince was named Wilhelm, but by the time of the war he was not only in his thirties, but also quite unlike this fictional incarnation), a lion representing Britain, John Bull, Uncle Sam, etc. -- who play things out in a Manichaean burlesque. And in this framework the bad guys are repeatedly bested, humbled and humiliated in the satisfying manner of animated cartoon villains. These simplifications are to some extent the diet everyone is fed during wartime, but would it not seem especially consistent with someone who might have been fed limited, and often, misleading information, by an enemy captor, and as an exercise by the artist to bolster his own and his colleagues' spirits? Yet one can not rule out that the album was kept by a soldier in the trenches, where too, the choice of artist’s tools one would expect to have been limited.Throughout the album the artist mines national stereotypes for humor, just as one would expect during wartime, and also during an era with few taboos in such patronizing merriment. Targets include Turkey, or the Ottoman Empire, and Austria-Hungary, as well as Germany. The cartoon captions can be obscure, their humor, lost on us; at times, we suspect, the captions might have come across as heavy-handed or clumsy even back when. Yet it should also be pointed out that much of the time the cartoons make their point with non-literal allegory in very clever ways. The imagery, unlike some of the text, holds up wonderfully well, and it is that we can feast on. One does not really have to know anything about the war, nor have an interest in the war, to enjoy the fancifulness and verve of the pictures. There are cartoons that refer to a channel tunnel, chemical gas warfare, Sinn Fein, Lord Kitchener, von Hindenburg, and on and on. Some of the best work is of caricatures of the leading figures in the war other than the Kaiser; or of the artist’s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms

      Grosset & Dunlap, Inc. 1914 - Rare second printing of the original edition in a dust jacket. Grosset & Dunlap, 1914. There are no copies of the original series in dust jacket found on ABE. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Book has minor soiling and edge wear. Negligible foxing on the top and fore edges. Small piece of rear paste-down coming off at rear gutter Dust jacket has some pieces missing. Some soiling and creasing present. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Handbook for Travellers. With 40 maps and 78 plans.

      Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914.. . LXIV / 590 Seiten mit 40 Farbkarten und 78 Plänen, teilw. faltbar, Orig.-Leinen mit Goldprägung, in englischer Sprache - Buchrücken aufgehellt, leichter Knick im hinteren Buchdeckel, sonst guter Zustand - 1914. K 6109

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kirchheim]
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        Die Briefe W.A. Mozarts und seiner Familie. Hrsg. u. eingeleitet von L. Schiedermair.

      München u. Leipzig, G. Müller 1914.. 5 Bände. 8°. Mit zahlr. Tafeln u. gefalt. Beilagen. OHldr.. Erste kritische Gesamtausgabe in bibliophiler Ausstattung und Ikonographie in Band 5.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Marion Neugebauer]
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        The Mutiny of the Elsinore (First Edition, Unrecorded Variant, Books into Film)

      New York: Macmillian, 1914. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good Plus. Orange cloth over boards, title stamped in brown onto spine, 8vo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. [vi], 378, [8] ads. Volume with slight lean and light bumps to spine ends, a small crack to top edge of upper board and front hinge, scattered light soil to covers and a pencil erasure front paste down. An unrecorded variant binding, not found in BAL, Johnson, Woodbridge or Sisson, lacking the publisher's regular white, blue and gilt stamping. Noted only in Ahearn, 061a. A lover of the sea, London drew from his own experiences to write this novel, later adapted into film three times; an American silent version in 1920, a 1936 French adaptation Les mutinés de l'Elseneur and by the British in 1937. Ref. Woodbridge, 124; Sisson, p. 78; Wikipedia.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Very Rare Collection of 50 original first generation photographs used by Dr. John K. Lattimer to prove the ?Single Bullet? theory and that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy ? 16 are illustrated in Lattimer?s book ?Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations?

      n.p., n.d. Fifty black & white photographs, each 5? x 7?, owned and used by Dr. John K. Lattimer (1914-2007) to write his book ?Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations? (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980), concluding that Oswald killed President Kennedy and that the bullet that penetrated Kennedy?s neck then passed through Texas Governor John Connally?s thorax and wrist, proving the ?Single Bullet? theory. A copy of the book is present.The following photographs from this collection are in Dr. Lattime`r?s book, quotes from book: (1) ?Bullet Exit Holes in Shirt? Fig. 84, page 206, (2) ?Bullet Nick of Necktie? Fig. 85 ?" ?the actual necktie worn by Kennedy? ?" page 206, (3) ?Test Apparatus for Reproducing and / Studying the Kennedy Neck Wound? Fig. 94, page 233, (4-9) ?The Small Neck Wound? Fig. 95, page 235 ?" six different photos, (10-14) ?Tumbling of Carcano Bullets After Striking Necks? Fig. 96 page 237 ?" ?Five cardboard skins simulating Connally were placed the s

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island: Memoir No. 1 - Archives of British Columbia

      Archives of British Columbia, W.H. Cullin, King's Printer 1914 - 8vo- over 7-3/4” x 9-3/4”. Soft Cover, 69 pp. Memoir No. 1 - 8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver’s claim to be the first circumnavigator. Scarce booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers. Errata smaller single page loose and inserted at front of book. Provenance: “Joseph A. Pearce” name on front cover. Possibly Joseph Algernon Pearce, astrophysicist (1893-1988). Together with J.S. Plaskett, the first director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, BC, Pearce published the first detailed spectroscopic analysis of the structure of our Milky Way Galaxy in 1935. Harold T.hatrtini? Victoria BC” signature on reverse of title page. From page 3. "Vindicates the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separate Vancouver Island from the British Columbia mainland." - M. Menzies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        SIAM AND CHINA. Translated from the Italian by C. Mathews.

      London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd, (1914).FIRST EDITION (1914), 4to, 285 x 215 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, portrait of author as frontispiece, elephant vignette to title page, over 100 photographic illustrations, some full page, pages: xx, 286, [1], in original publisher's black cloth, blind stamped decorative borders to covers, inset photograph on upper cover showing author and statue of Buddha, gilt lettering to spine. 2 tiny nicks to cloth at foot of hinges, tiny bump to lower corners, small slight stain to lower corner of upper cover, mounted photo slightly rubbed and with a very small chip to lower corner, half - title faintly browned. A very good clean sturdy copy. This travelogue is in the form of letters and postcards home from the young Italian journalist, some reproduced in facsimile. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Wasserkräfte des Berg- und Hügellandes in Preußen und benachbarten Staatsgebieten. Im Auftrag der Preußischen Herren Minister der öffentlichen Arbeiten, für Handel und Gewerbe und für Landwirtschaft, Domänen und Forsten.

      Berlin: Mittler und Sohn, 1914.. IX, 276 S., 3 separate Ãœbersichtskarten im Anhang, 4°, Halbleinen mit Signaturschild auf Einband, Bibl.-Stempel auf Einband und Titel, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Einband etwas unfrisch. Die vier umfangreichen Tabellen widmen sich der: Der Bestimmung des mittleren jährlichen Abflusses und der sekundlichen Abflußmengen, Ermittlung der natürlichen Wasserkräfte, die ausgenutzten Wasserkräfte und Vergleich der vorhandenen und der ausgenutzten Wasserkräfte in den Gebieten von Oder, Elbe, Weser, Rhein und Maas.

      [Bookseller: Steeler Antiquariat]
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        Why is the Dollar Shrinking?

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1914-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Macmillan, 1914. 233 pgs. with 4 pages of ads at rear. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. First edition, first printing. (Dated title page "1914" with "Set up and electrotyped. September, 1914" on copyright page and no additional printings.) Very Good condition. No jacket. Clean pages. Lettering on front cover worn. A bit of light mottling to cloth, corners bumped. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Z dejin spiritismu v minulosti. Drevoryty provedl Josef Vachal

      Prague: The author 1914 - Octavo, wrappers, 104pp. (From the History of Spiritism in the Past) The author surveys spiritism, the occult, magic and its evolution into Spiritualism over the course of history, with special focus on John Dee and Edward Kelly, who both attended the Court in Prague in the 16th century where they worked with angelic correspondences and mediumship. Vachal was drawn to Theosophy and Spiritualism all his life but especially in his early years when he was subject to spirit visitations. These essentially informed his visionary outlook, coupled with a highly critical temperament towards the hypocrisy and corruption of conventional mores. Váchal designed the title page, provides a full page woodcut and 18 smaller woodcuts throughout the text. Uncommon, with one copy held in North American institutions. This copy has marks on rear cover, bookseller stamp on front cover, else very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        Aquarell: Sandvig auf Bornholm.

      1914.. Bildmaß: 31 x 44 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 47,5 cm ). Links unten mit M. Heilmann und etwas undeutlich mit *Sandwig* bezeichnet sowie mit 31.7. (19)14 datiert. Das Aquarell etwas fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, ansonsten guter Zustand. Aus dem Nachlaß des Künstlers stammend. >>> Max Heilmann ( *1869 in Schmiedeberg - 1956 ), studierte in Breslau und an der Kunstschule in Weimar, zeigte Gemälde und Radierungen in den Berliner Großen Kunstausstellungen, im Münchner Glaspalast, in Düsseldorf und Hannover. - Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVI, Seite 276.<<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Geschichten

      Lpz., Wolff 1914.. 8°. IV, 231 S. Mit Titelvign.. 30 Textill. u. farb. Einbdillustr. v. Karl Walser. OPbd. EA W.-G.² 7; Badorrek-Hoguth A 30.1; Göbel 176 - Mit Leipziger Zensurstempel. Orig.-Waschzettel des Verlages liegt bei.

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        The First Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island: Memoir No. 1 - Archives of British Columbia

      Victoria: Archives of British Columbia, W.H. Cullin, King's Printer, 1914. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo- over 7-3/4" x 9-3/4". Soft Cover,  69 pp. Memoir No. 1 - 8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver’s claim to be the first circumnavigator. Scarce booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers. Errata  smaller single page loose and inserted at front of book.Provenance: "Joseph A. Pearce" name on front cover. Possibly Joseph Algernon Pearce, astrophysicist (1893-1988). Together with J.S. Plaskett, the first director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, BC, Pearce published the first detailed spectroscopic analysis of the structure of our Milky Way Galaxy in 1935.Harold T.hatrtini? Victoria BC" signature on reverse of title pageFrom page 3. "Vindicates the contention of Captain Vancouver that his ships were the first to complete the navigation of the inner channels which separate Vancouver Island from the British Columbia mainland." - M. Menzies.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Ruhe auf der Flucht. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1914.. Bildgrösse: 79,5x85,5 cm. Unten lings signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 93x100 cm.. Aus der Bibel entnommenes Motiv Maria und Josef auf der Flucht. Eines der wenigen im Handel anzutreffenden Gemälde aus der Zeit der expressiven Periode Stiefels. - Eduard (auch Edward) Stiefel in Zürich (1875-1967 Zürich-Riesbach), war einer der bekannten Künstler seiner Zeit. Zuerst Lehre als Lithograph bei Frey & Conrad, später Lehrer an der Kunstgewerbeschule. Sein graphisches Werk wird bereits bei Brun (1815) ausführlich gewürdigt. Er realisierte grosse öffentliche Aufträge und Wandbilder. Diverse Museen besitzen Werke seines umfangreichen Schaffens. (Vergl. Künstlerlexikon d. 20. Jh., Seite 938/939).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard

      Paris: Ernest Flammarion, Editeur,, 1914. Octavo. Original orange wrappers, spine and sides lettered in black, edges uncut. Black and white illustrations in the text. Fading to the spine and edges of the wrappers, wrappers a little nicked, some loss to spine ends, contents toned. A very good copy, uncut and partly unopened. First edition. Louis Bachelier (1870&#150;1946) was an eminent French mathematician and a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics. During his studies at the Sorbonne he wrote his famous thesis, Théorie de la speculation (1900), in which he defined Brownian motion, predating Einstein by five years, and discussed its application to the evaluation of stock options. Bachelier summarized his main idea in a single sentence - "The mathematical expectation of the speculator is zero." It was the first paper to use advanced mathematics in the study of finance, and was popularized in this volume, Le Jeu, La Chance et le Hasard (Games, Chance, and Randomness). The economic aspect of Bachelier&#39;s work went largely unrecognised in his lifetime until its rediscovery by financial economists over fifty years later, with astounding results. Within 25 years the theory of option pricing was substantially complete, and a multibillion-dollar global industry of option trading had emerged. Uncommon.

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        Richter's History and Records of Base Ball. The American Nation's Chief Sport

      Philadelphia: Published by Francis C. Richter, 1914 - First edition. 8vo. Illustrated. 306 pp. Printed by the Dando Company, Philadelphia. Red cloth. Somewhat rubbed, very good plus copy of a key work [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Moderne Buchschmuck in Russland: Gesammelt und Zusammengestelt von Sergei Makowsky

      St. Petersburg: Golicke & Wilborg, 1914. St. Petersburg: Golicke & Willborg, 1914. 4to, newly bound in black linen; vivid red and black endpapers by Chekhonin preserved. Fi ne copy of a scarce reference. . Cover and title page design by Narbut. With 112 pages, profusely illustrated with 19 full page plates and 178 illustrations in the text. Sections on book work by Benois, Somoff, Bakst, Lanceray, Bili bin, Dobus hinski, Roerich, Narbut, Mitrokhin, Sudeikin and others. Book illustration and decorative cover designs for Mir Iskusstva, Zolotoe Runo, Apollon and other art journals. Journal of Decorativ e and Propa ganda Arts, Fall 1989: This valuable album includes the work of all major Mir iskusstviniki, as well as examples from the works of Feofilaktov, Vladimir Levitsky, S. Kliuchnikov and Ivan M odzalevsky. Pre-Revolutionary study of Russian book design and illustration published in connection with an international exhibition of graphic design held in Leipzig.. Cloth. Fine. 4to.

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        The History of Magic: Including a clear and precise exposition of its procedure, its rites and its mysteries

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST US EDITION IN JACKET. Philadelphia: David McKay Publishers [1914]. xxxiv + 536 pp. Illustrated plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, tissue-guarded frontis of the author. Translated by Arthur Edward Waite. First American edition, first printing. (Similar to first English edition of 1913, stating "Printed in England" on copyright page. No additional printings indicated on copyright and title pages. Front flap ad for "Ephemeris to 1915," which would only have been advertised in 1914.)Condition: Very Good or better in about Good dust jacket. Book itself in nice shape: clean pages with no plates, inscriptions, etc. Front and rear hinges worn and a little loose. A few tiny, light spots on edges. Gilt lettering quite strong and bright. Front and back panels present nicely. Front panel detached from spine; chips at head, tail, and two in center of spine panel, one of which is adjacent to a closed tear. Scratch near tail. Chipping along top edge. A touch of very light soiling.Scarce as a first American edition (more so than the previous year&#39;s English edition), let alone in its original jacket. An important work by a French occult author and ceremonial magician who influenced Aleister Crowley, among many other occult figures.

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        Tarzan of the apes

      A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Chicago: McClurg, 1914: First Edition, First Printing, First State; One of only 5,000 copies originally printed. Copyright page dated 1914 with no later printings listed. First State with no acorn above the publisher&#39;s name at the base of the spine; Publisher&#39;s information at the bottom of the copyright page is set in Old English. In Good condition, showing some signs of use and age. Lean to spine, hinges tender; rear hinge appears repaired; binding lightly shaken. Pages lightly age toned, evidence of erased pencil from from free end paper. Ding to edge of last group of pages near the center. Red cloth shows some wear with rubbing and abrasions to the finish. The gilt lettering is dulled and rubbed. Rare in first state.

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        The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1914. Thick octavo, frontispiece, maps and plates; some scattered foxing otherwise a most handsome copy in black half calf with raised bands and gilt lettering. The great biography of Matthew Flinders, in a particularly handsome binding. Detailed and scholarly biography of the great mariner and master cartographer Matthew Flinders by Sir Ernest Scott, a pioneering scholar of Australian history. This biography encompasses the entirety of Flinder&#39;s naval career, from the second breadfruit expedition under Captain Bligh to his detention on Mauritius and early death. Numerous plates and charts enliven the text. Renowned for his diligence and careful reliance upon original source material, Scott was an important figure in elevating Australian history to a serious academic pursuit. The Australian Dictionary of Biography notes &#39;the field of Australian history was uncleared scrub when Scott began to work in it&hellip;The marvel is the high standard of his work; his Flinders biography, at least, is likely to withstand the ravages of time and scholarly criticism&#39;.

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        35 Original World War I Photographs: Two Home Coming Parades for the First Division; New York City and Washington DC, September 10 & 17, 1914

      1914.. Very good condition. "New York lived yesterday probably the last chapter in its history of great military spectacles growing out of the war. ... It was the town's first opportunity to greet the men of the 1st Division, and to let them know it remembered their glorious part in the American Army's smashing drives at Toul, at Cantigny, at Soissons, at St. Mihiel, and at the Meuse and the Argonne" wrote the New York Times of the welcome parade of Sept. 10,1914. The 25,000 fighters of the First Division marched in full combat gear on Fifth Avenue from 107th Street down to Washington Square. The parade also honored General John J. Pershing, Commander in Chief of the Armed Expeditionary Forces, and the only person while alive to attain the rank of General of the Armies, the highest rank in the US Army. The collection also includes photographs of the parade held one week later in Washington DC. The photographs are taken from an elevated perspective as well as at street level, and include close ups of individual soldiers as well as large groups, mounted troops, speakers at the podium, women distributing refreshments to the soldiers, military vehicles (cars with banners reading "First Military Train", as well as a wagon drawn gun with sign reading "6th US Field Artillery Fired the First American Shot of the War. This Gun Fired the First Shot"), and soldiers passing landmarks such as the Washington Square Arch, the Hotel Netherland, Pennsylvania Avenue. . 35 large b&w photographs printed on thick photographic paper, roughly 7 x 5" image size, with some roughly 8 x 6" image size, all on 8 1/2 x 6 3/4" paper. Stamped on the verso "U. S. Official Photo", and numbered at the lower left corner in white.

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        THE MASTER OF THE WORLD A Tale of Mystery and Marvel.

      London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., (1914).FIRST UK EDITION IN BOOK FORM (1914), 8vo, 205 x 140 mm, 8 x 5½ inches, 30 black and white plates by Georges Roux printed on coated paper, 317 pages, original publisher's dark green pictorial cloth, illustrated in colours to upper cover and spine both showing the "Terrible", light blue lettering to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine. A few very slight small scratches to background of illustration on upper cover, 1 small one to background on spine, head and tail of spine and corners just a touch rubbed, page edges, prelims and last 3 leaves slightly foxed in margins, free endpapers lightly browned, no inscriptions. A very good plus clean tight copy of a title very hard to find in any early U.K. or U.S. edition. It was first published in France in 1904 and first issued in English in the U.S. in 1911. This copy is the first publication in the U.K. as a book, having previously appeared in 1913 - 1914 in the Boy's Own Paper. See Taves & Michaluk V054 page 185; Myers 37 page 46. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Die Chimäre - Der Aussätzige. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag 1914. 4to. 66 S. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Erstausgabe, und eines von 25 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe. Abgezogen auf holländischem Büttenpapier und in Pergament gebunden. Mit R. M. Rilke verband Rudolf Kassner lebenslang eine tiefe Freundschaft. Rilke widmete ihm die achte Duineser Elegie, und hielt Kassner zeitweise für den hellsichtigsten Kulturphilosophen der Gegenwart. Tadelloses Exemplar. - Wilpert/Gühring 2/21. - Sarkowski 874.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Town Planning for Australia

      Sydney: Building Limited, 1914. Large octavo, numerous photo illustrations, plans, diagrams, illustrated advertisements; a very good copy in original red cloth. Adelaide preferred. First edition, an essential and rare guide to urban Australian architectural history with an introduction by John Sulman. Taylor was a progressive reformer who supported Walter Burley Griffin&#39;s design for Canberra. He compares successful town landscapes from other countries, using illustrations to support his argument that infant mortality rates are due to the lack of adequate space and light "in this land of magnificent distances". The work minutely studies the flaws and proposed improvements to Sydney and Melbourne, while Adelaide is given the laurels as "Australia&#39;s best planned city". From the library of George Mackaness.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Florilège des poèmes de Théophile de Viau. Précédé du Tombeau de Théophile par de Scudéry

      A la Belle Edition, Paris 1914 - In-4 (280 x 232 mm), (87) pp., bradel demi-maroquin aubergine, coins, dos lisse orné d'un motif mosaïqué, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture illustrée et dos conservés (reliure signée Trinckvel). Illustré par Charles de Fontenay de 39 compositions dessinées et gravées sur bois, dont la couverture, 19 grandes vignettes, et 19 culs-de-lampe. Tirage limité à 351 exemplaires numérotés ; un des 300 sur vergé Canson & Montgolfier (N°195). Premier tirage d'un des rares livres illustrés par cet artiste tué le 10 janvier 1916 au champ d'honneur au combat de la Main-de-Massiges. Ex-libris Olivier Sainsere. (dos légèrement passé, quelques menus frottements). // Quarto (280 x 232 mm), (87) pp., bradel three-quarter aubergine morocco, smooth spine tooled with an inlaid pattern, top edge gilt, uncut, illustrated cover and spine preserved (binding signed Trinckvel). Illustrated by Charles de Fontenay with 39 compositions, drawn and engraved on wood, including the cover, 19 large vignettes, and 19 culs-de-lampe. Limited printing of 351 numbered copies ; one of the 300 on " vergé Canson & Montgolfier " (N°195). First printing of one of the rare books illustrated by this artist, killed on January, 10th, 1916 on the field of honour during the fight of La Main-de-Massiges. Bookplate Olivier Sainsere. (spine lightly faded, some minor rubbings).

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        Princesse Badourah, La

      [1914]. Limited to 500 Signed CopiesThis Copy in a Beautiful Contemporary Binding by Franz SchauwersWith Decorations Not Found in the English Language EditionDULAC, Edmund. La Princesse Badourah. Conte des Mille et une Nuits. Illustré par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, n.d. [1914]. First edition in French, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 347. Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in; 294 x 221 mm). Ten mounted color plates within decorative borders. Bound ca. 1914 by Franz [Schauwers] (stamp-signed) in three-quarter purple crushed levant morocco with gilt rules over marbled paper boards. Smooth spine lettered and richly decorated in gilt with nine red morocco floral onlays. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Matching marbled endpapers. Original wrappers preserved. A very fine copy in a very attractive binding.With decorations not found in the English language editions, including nine designs of a different small tree in an urn on pages preceding each chapter; decorated initials at start of each chapter; seven tailpieces; two surrounds for for letterpress on limitation and colophon.Hughey 31c.

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        Giacomo Puccini, lettera autografa a Tito Ricordi, 16 dicembre 1914'

      'Torre del Lago' 1914 - 'Manoscritto a inchiostro nero su carta azzurra con intestazione "Torre del Lago / Toscana". Francobollo conservato. Fori di raccoglitore al margine sinistro. Dimensioni: mm 246x156. «Ho incontrato a Viareggio l&#146;Antonini avv. Mi ha detto che il pretore ha stabilito un asta segreta a partire da 5000 lire e il maggior offerente sarà il vincitore. [ ] questo [.] ci chiude la strada e si nuota nel buio. E non è neppure nell&#146;interesse degli eredi perché ad asta scoperta si può salire più alti che con offerte segrete etc. etc. Ora tu devi scrivere una lettera all&#146;avvocato Antonimi dimostrando che questa segreta lotta [ ] non può andare. Ed io credo che neppure il pretore, benché la cosa sia di sua competenza (come mi disse tempo a il procuratore generale di Lucca) può dare questa forma strana ad una cosa che non è un affitto di pesca o di caccia. Domanda tu ad un avvocato competente per avere la certezza se il pretore può o non può dare questa forma di asta. Inoltre il pretore può fissare lui la cifra da cui partire? Il curatore degli eredi si, lui a mio parere no. Scrivi subito. [ ] L&#146;Antonini vuole la tua lettera per far recedere il pretore dalla sua idea [ ]». L&#146;asta, a cui si fa riferimento in questa lettera, è quella relativa alla vendita dei diritti delle opere della scrittrice Marie Louise La Ramée (nota con lo pseudonimo di Ouida). La donna nel 1876 scrisse Two Little Wooden Shoes (I due zoccoletti); il soggetto interessò moltissimo Puccini, il quale fece di tutto per assicurarsi i diritti. L&#146;avvocato Antonini, qui citato, era il curatore dei beni della scrittrice. La situazione però divenne piuttosto intricata e passò nelle mani del pretore di Viareggio, il quale decise per la vendita dei diritti all&#146;asta. Ricordi riuscì ad aggiudicarsi i diritti per 4.000 lire, li offrì a Puccini che però di lì a poco abbandonò il progetto. Pietro Mascagni, anch&#146;egli interessato al soggetto, poté pertanto comporre la sua opera che prese il nome di Lodoletta (Teatro Costanzi di Roma, 1917). Importante autografo pucciniano che rivela una pagina poco nota dell''attività compositiva del Maestro e chiarisce il suo modus operandi nella scelta dei libretti da musicare.'

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        'Giacomo Puccini, lettera autografa a Tito Ricordi, 16 dicembre 1914'

      'Manoscritto a inchiostro nero su carta azzurra con intestazione ?Torre del Lago / Toscana?. Francobollo conservato. Fori di raccoglitore al margine sinistro. Dimensioni: mm 246x156. «Ho incontrato a Viareggio l?Antonini avv. Mi ha detto che il pretore ha stabilito un asta segreta a partire da 5000 lire e il maggior offerente sarà il vincitore. [?] questo [...] ci chiude la strada e si nuota nel buio. E non è neppure nell?interesse degli eredi perché ad asta scoperta si può salire più alti che con offerte segrete etc. etc. Ora tu devi scrivere una lettera all?avvocato Antonimi dimostrando che questa segreta lotta [?] non può andare. Ed io credo che neppure il pretore, benché la cosa sia di sua competenza (come mi disse tempo a il procuratore generale di Lucca) può dare questa forma strana ad una cosa che non è un affitto di pesca o di caccia. Domanda tu ad un avvocato competente per avere la certezza se il pretore può o non può dare questa forma di asta. Inoltre il pretore può fissare lui la cifra da cui partire? Il curatore degli eredi si, lui a mio parere no. Scrivi subito. [?] L?Antonini vuole la tua lettera per far recedere il pretore dalla sua idea [?]». L?asta, a cui si fa riferimento in questa lettera, è quella relativa alla vendita dei diritti delle opere della scrittrice Marie Louise La Ramée (nota con lo pseudonimo di Ouida). La donna nel 1876 scrisse Two Little Wooden Shoes (I due zoccoletti); il soggetto interessò moltissimo Puccini, il quale fece di tutto per assicurarsi i diritti. L?avvocato Antonini, qui citato, era il curatore dei beni della scrittrice. La situazione però divenne piuttosto intricata e passò nelle mani del pretore di Viareggio, il quale decise per la vendita dei diritti all?asta. Ricordi riuscì ad aggiudicarsi i diritti per 4.000 lire, li offrì a Puccini che però di lì a poco abbandonò il progetto. Pietro Mascagni, anch?egli interessato al soggetto, poté pertanto comporre la sua opera che prese il nome di Lodoletta (Teatro Costanzi di Roma, 1917). Importante autografo pucciniano che rivela una pagina poco nota dell''attività compositiva del Maestro e chiarisce il suo modus operandi nella scelta dei libretti da musicare.'

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        Les trophées -

      Librairie des Amateurs. A. Ferroud et F. Ferroud 1914 -, Paris - 1 volume Grand in-8 Reliure plein maroquin orange. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés et date au talon. Trois filets dorés encadrant les plats. Double filet doré courant sur les couples. Septuple filets encadrant les chasses. Toutes tranches dorées sur témoin. Double garde de papier marbré dans son étui à l'imitation d'un plumage aux reflets moirés. Reliure signée PETITOT. Intérieur propre et frais, illustré de 33 compositions hors texte de Georges ROCHEGROSSE gravées à l'eau forte par E. Decizy, dont une en frontispice. Chaque poème est écrit dans un encadrement mosaïqué. Superbe exemplaire en parfaite fraîcheur dans un maroquin comme neuf. A couper le souffle. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 329 exemplaires numérotés sur beau vélin teinté d'Arches, avec les gravures avec la lettre. Exemplaire enrichi d'une carte manuscrite de Georges ROCHEGROSSE à M. Decizy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FOUR POEMS. The Fish, 1911; Grantchester, 1912 ; The Dead, 1914 ; and The Soldier, 1914.

      London, Scolar Press, 1974.Drafts and fair copies in the author's hand with a Foreword and Introductions by Geoffrey Keynes, 1974, LIMITED DELUXE EDITION OF 100 COPIES SPECIALY BOUND WITH MOUNTED FACSIMILES AND SIGNED BY GEOFFREY KEYNES, THIS IS COPY NO. 12. Folio, approximately 360 x 260 mm, 14 x 10 inches, large mounted photograph of Rupert Brooke in 1913 by Sherril Schell, 2 pages of text to each poem with mounted facsimiles of his manuscripts, all on hand made paper with deckled edges (untrimmed edges), publisher's vellum spine with blue linen boards, gilt lettering to spine and Rupert Brooke's signature in gilt on upper cover, blue endpapers, housed in a blue slip case, blue paper over blue linen. Spine a little dusty, a little pale light spotting and scratching to spine, book - plate to first paste - down and neat ink name to the bottom of first free endpaper, the same name as the book - plate, otherwise a very good copy. Slight rubbing, light scratching and a few small pale marks to slip case. The edition was limited to 500 copies with 100 being deluxe copies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THIRST AND OTHER ONE ACT PLAYS. Louise Bryant&#39;s Copy

      Boston: Gorham Press, (1914). First Edition. hardcover. Very Good, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. First book by this multiple Pulitzer Prize winner, perhaps the greatest playwright of the American theater, containing 5 short plays: THIRST, THE WEB, WARNINGS, FOG, and RECKLESSNESS. Atkinson AI-1-I: 1000 copies printed, financed by his father, the actor James O&#39;Neill. This is Louise Bryant&#39;s copy with her ownership SIGNATURE dated 1916 on the front endpaper. The book is also SIGNED by O&#39;Neill on the front pastedown with the unattributed first 5-line stanza of Ernest Dowson&#39;s poem "Exchanges" in O&#39;Neill&#39;s hand: "&#39;All that I had I brought,/Little enough I know,/A poor rhyme roughly wrought,/A rose to match thy snow;/All that I had I brought.&#39;/Gene O&#39;Neill -- T.Y.A." Additionally the book is SIGNED on the list of characters for the title play by each of the actors: George Cram Cook as A Gentleman, Louise Bryant as A Dancer, and O&#39;Neill as A West Indian Mulatto Sailor. Below the cast list Bryant has written: "As played by the/Provincetown Players/Provincetown, Mass/Summer 1916." Bryant has made a similar notation on the cast list page for FOG: "Played by the Provincetown/Players--Playwrights Theatre/New York City--Winter 1917." THIRST, the second of O&#39;Neill&#39;s plays to be produced, has a number of lines crossed out in pencil with some words added by Bryant who obviously used this text in the production of the play. The work of the Provincetown Players in the summer of 1916, with its production of THIRST and before that O&#39;Neill&#39;s BOUND EAST FOR CARDIFF, along with plays by Bryant, John Reed, and others, is sometimes cited as the beginning of modern theater in the United States. An exceptional copy of this important book. George Cram Cook, husband of author Susan Glaspell, was the founder of the Provincetown Players. At the time of the production of THIRST, O&#39;Neill was having a brief affair with Bryant, who was in a relationship with journalist John Reed whom she would marry that fall. Their love triangle was famously fictionalized in the film REDS with Warren Beatty as Reed, Diane Keaton as Bryant, and Jack Nicholson as O&#39;Neill. Supposedly encouraged by Bryant, O&#39;Neill took on the most stage time of his entire career performing in this play. Both THIRST and FOG have shipwrecks as plot devices, quite likely influenced by the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 as well as O&#39;Neill&#39;s experience keeping watch in the crow&#39;s nest of the U.S.S. Philadelphia on the same route taken by the Titanic.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Oeuvres Complètes De P. De Ronsard. Nouvelle édition, revisée, augmentée et Annotée

      1914. Paris, Lemerre, 1914-1919. 8 volumes. Half blue calf, marbled boards. Original wrappers bound-in. Nice copy of the authoritative editions of the complete works of Pierre de Ronsard. Ronsard (1524-1585) was born at the Manoir de la Possonnière, in the village of Couture-sur-Loir, Loir-et-Cher, France. Together with Joachim de Bellay, Ronsard was one of the seven members of the Pléiade (or Brigade, as it was first called) and he was the acknowledged chief of the Pléiade and its most voluminous poet. He was probably also its best, though a few isolated pieces of Belleau excel him in airy lightness of touch. His popularity in his own time was overwhelming and immediate, and his prosperity was unbroken. During his last days he lived chiefly at a house which he possessed in Vendôme, the capital of his native province, at his abbey at Croix-Val in the same neighbourhood, or else at Paris. The character and fortunes of Ronsard&#39;s works are among the most remarkable in literary history. From 1630 Ronsard was not again reprinted for more than two centuries.

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