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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: marilyn braiterman rare books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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;.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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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).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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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.'

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giannischicchi]
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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.

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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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        Autograph check from Shackleton fom his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      Very good condition. The check is drawn on Lloyds Bank Limited, St. James's St., S.W. with the small stamp 'The Shackleton Collection' in the white margin under signature. Made out to F. W. White, in the amount of £7, dated 27th June 1914, signed by Shackleton & Fred R.W. White, endorsed on the verso by the payee. Printed in black, pink and orange. 6 3/4 x 3 3/8". It bears a squiggled line through signature, and a bank stamp across the front of the check. From the Shackleton family, sold at Christie's in the 1990's.

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        Die Argonauten. Eine Monatsschrift. Erster Jahrgang in 6 Heften.

      Heidelberg, Weissbach, 1914.. 287 Seiten. Original-Broschur.. Der komplette erste Jahrgang der seltenen expressionistischen Zeitschrift. Mit Beiträgen von Blass, Musil, Bloch, Kronfeld, Franz Jung, Werfel, Max Scheler u.a. - Einband gering angestaubt oder leicht fleckig. Innen sauber und gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR (Versa]
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        World War War Sketchbook of Original Watercolor and Ink Caricature and Cartoons

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

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        Eine Monatsschrift herausgegeben von Ernst Blass. Folge I, Hefte 1-12 (Alles Erschienene). Heidelberg, Verlag von Richard Weissbach 1914-21. 4to. 558 S. Handgebundener Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . Seltene expressionistische Zeitschrift des Heidelberg-Mannheimer frühexpressionistischen Kreises. Eines von 50 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Old Stratford und in Pergament gebunden. Mit Beiträgen von Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Rudolf Borchardt, Max Brod, Robert Musil, Franz Werfel u.a. Tadellos erhalten. - Raabe 17.

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        Tarzan of the Apes

      , 1914. 1914. first edition. The Rarest Tarzan Edition of All An Astonishing Copy In the Scarce First State BindingBURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1914. True first Canadian edition, first printing (with canceled title), in the first state binding without acorn above the U.S. publisher&#39;s slug on spine, and the rarest of all editions; Burroughs&#39;s bibliographer, Robert B. Zeuschner, in an interview with us, estimates that were likely only 200-500 copies issued of this edition but Carl Spadoni, bibliographer of McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, reports to us that the true number issued was probably no more than 250. Octavo (7 5/16 x 4 7/8 in; 185 x 124 mm). [2, blank], [8], 400, [1], [5, blank] pp. Title page illustration by Fred J. Arting.Publisher&#39;s original dark red cloth. Gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Gilt rules at spine head and tail. Blindstamped panel to upper board. An astonishing, completely untouched, tight, bright and fine copy of a phenomenally rare edition of the utmost scarcity with cancel title page and in first state binding. Housed in a quarter red morocco clamshell case. "The Queen Bee of Tarzan editions," according to Carl Spadoni&#39;s report to us, "extraordinarily scarce."OCLC/KVK locate only five copies worldwide: McMaster University, Toronto Public Library, University of Louisville, University of Wyoming, and Bibliothéque et Archives Canada. It is, however, unknown whether all five of these copies possess the canceled title page and are in the first state binding. ABPC reports no copies at auction within the last thirty-five years.On June 14, 1914, publisher A.C. McClurg of Chicago published the first edition in book form of Tarzan of the Apes (his writing published in contemporary pulp magazines, this was his first book) in a printing of 5,000 copies. Unanticipated demand, however, led McClurg to contract with another printer-binder for an additional 2,500 copies. Based upon Henry Heins&#39; Golden Anniversary Bibliography of ERB (1964), for many years it was believed that an acorn above the publisher&#39;s name at the foot of the spine indicated the true first edition, first state. As Zeuschner notes, however, subsequent research (Fowler, The Case Against the Acorn, ERB - DOM #19), has firmly established that it was the adjunct printer-binder who added the acorn to the publisher&#39;s slug. Thus copies lacking the acorn are ascendant, and, as a result, Heins has revised his opinion. Subsequent printings by McClelland possess an integral title page or have the cancelled title page but are in the McClurg second state "acorn" binding.Spadoni and Donnelly 110. Cf. Zeuschner 696, note. Interview with Robert B. Zeuschner Dec. 28, 2007. Interview with Carl Spadoni, Ph.D, Jan. 2, 2008.

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        Pride and Prejudice

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1914. London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1914. With An Introduction by Austin Dobson. Octavo (179 × 114 mm). Bound by Root & Son in polished dark orange calf, with two green morocco labels, spine lettered in gilt with gilt raised bands and gilt compartments, boards double ruled in gilt, board edges and turn ins gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With 39 pages of black and white illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Spine a little faded, minor marginal foxing, contents slightly cockled. A very good copy. A handsomely bound copy, with Brock&#39;s charming and fresh illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ethik. Übersetzt von Otto Baensch, Darmstat 1914-20. 4to. 320 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentbd. mit Rückentitel, Marmorpapierbezug u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert E. A. Enders).

      . . 26. (und letztes) Buch der Ernst Ludwig-Presse. Eines von nur 100 Exemplaren auf starkem Bütten. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Baruch de Spinozas Hauptwerk in einem Druck von vollendenter Schönheit. Tadellos erhalten. - Stürz 26. - Rodenberg 76-77.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        Rejeria of the Spanish Renaissance

      New York - The Hispanic Society of America, 1914. New York - The Hispanic Society of America, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A study of Spanish rejas, or iron grills, from the Renaissance period. Rejas can be found in cathedrals located in Spain and Portugal. Inside the cathedrals, rejas were often placed in front of the choir, the chapel, or even the altar. Rejas are commonly 25 to 30 ft (7. 5 to 9 meters) high. Illustrated throughout with many plates, including a coloured frontispiece. Arthur Byne was an American art agent based in Madrid. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some marks and bumping. Slight wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Pages are bright,though with some handling marks and the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Anatomist&#39;s Notebook

      London - Henry Frowsde and Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. London - Henry Frowsde and Hodder and Stoughton, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce early edition of The Anatomist&#39;s Notebook A Guide to the Dissection of the Human Body by A. Melville Paterson. First edition. A highly illustratedguide with twenty six illustrations, a preface to front, &#39;Regulations for Dissection&#39; and then in five sections by area of the body. An Oxford Medical Publication primarily intended for the use of students. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to front pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities, some fading and an institutional stamp to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout but with handling marks and the odd spotto first few pages, some institutional ink stamps to plates and an institutional presentation label to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Post War Letter to H.N. Comey (Civil War Captain), verifying information Comey included in article about General Dodge in Historical Collection book about Danvers, MA. Book is from the Historical Collection. (Author Signed)

      Author, 1914. Author. Very Good. 1914. First Edition; First Printing. Nylon. Letter part of a two part offering that includes a signed copy of the Danvers (MA) Historical Collection boo, Vol II that is signed by Captain H.N. Comey. Comey warte an article entitled "General Grenville M. Dodge, Danvers&#39; Most Distinguished Living Son". The article follows the career of Dodge who was a Civil War General under General Sherman. Dodge then went on to design the route and build the Transcontinental Railroad. Dodge is confirming the information that Comey was to include in the article and also sent Comey a donation of $100 to the Historical Society. Letter has a handwritten note by Gen. Dodge in corner about the donation. There are two ink spots on letter and creases from being folded and placed in the book. The stationary for the letter has "Baldwin Block, Council Bluffs, Iowa" where General Dodge moved after completing the Transcontiential RR. Under Sherman General Dodge as engineer built and rebuilt many roads and bridges to enable Sherman and his troops to move rapidly to the front lines. Rare unique items. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by All Authors .

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1914

      John Wisden & Co. 1914 - Fifty-first edition. Original paper wrappers, spine a little chipped at head and foot. Top 2.5cm of front cover detached from spine. Otherwise a very good copy

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        Dinter neue und wenig bekannte Pflanzen Deutsch-Südwest-Afrikas unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Succulenten. Mit 64 Lichtdruckbildern in natürlicher Größe., Okahandja, Im Selbstverlag, 1914., Original-Kartoneinband, Groß-8°, 62 Seiten + Bildtafeln, Aufkleber auf Einband und Vorsatz, ansonsten sehr gut

      . .

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        Le Roman de Tristan et Iseut.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza 1914 - Renouvelé par Joseph Bédier. Illustrations de Robert Engels. 48 compositions en couleurs. (Complet & Contrôlé) Paris, H. Piazza 1914. 195 pages. Belle reliure plein maroquin vert janséniste signée G. Levitzky. Dos à nerfs au titre doré. Double filet dorés sur les coupes. Large débordement de maroquin sur les contreplats, ornés de multiple filets et pointillés dorés. Tranches dorées. Gardes soie verte moirée. Couverture et dos illustrés conservés. Étui carton avec liseré. Très Bon état. Format in-8°(24x18). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi

      Cincinnati: John Church Co., 1914. Cincinnati: John Church Co., 1914. First Edition of this musical score; with lyrics by Fitzgerald. Bruccoli A2; preceded only by a script printed for the cast. Publisher's printed stiff wrappers with a cloth spine; cover spotting; waterstain on the back cover; owner?s inscription; very good.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Autograph check from Shackleton fom his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      Very good condition. The check is drawn on Lloyds Bank Limited, St. James&#39;s St., S.W. with the small stamp &#39;The Shackleton Collection&#39; in the white margin under signature. Made out to R. W. James, in the amount of £20, dated 10th July 1914, signed by Shackleton & Fred R.W. White, endorsed on the verso by the payee. Printed in black, pink and orange. 6 3/4 x 3 3/8". It bears a squiggled line through signature, and a bank stamp across the front of the check. From the Shackleton family, sold at Christie&#39;s in the 1990&#39;s. Small perforation from when the paid check was put on a spindle. Fine, dark signatures.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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