The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1914

        Nouvelles Fantaisies Décoratives

      Ch. Massin ND (ca 1914), Paris - Folio. [4]pp. 20 loose plates, as issued. Original half cloth over decorative paper covered boards. String ties. Remarkable work on graphic design magnificently illustrated with 20 floral plates featuring 36 art nouveau compositions in vivid color. Including 4 pochoir plates and 4 highlighted in pochoir. Head and tail of spine slightly frayed. Moderate sunning along edges of covers. Text in French. Portfolio in overall good+, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Oeuvres Completes *7 Volumes Complete*

      Librairie Hachette, Paris 1914 - (full book description) Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1914. 1st Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5"x7", 1864pgs. FRENCH TEXT. Page ends dull, pages very lightly age toned at margin areas, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. SCARCE complete 7 volume set. Dates 1914-1934. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: edconroybooks]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Jahrbuch des kunsthistorischen Institutes der k. k. Zentral-Kommission für Denkmalpflege. Hrsg. v. Max Dvorák. (Mit Beiblatt)

      Wien, Schroll 1914-18.. Bde. 7, 9, 11, 12. 4 Bde. 4°. Mit hunderten photorgr. Tafelabb. Ln. Mit Beiträgen u. a. von E. Tietze-Conrat (Die Bronzen d. Liechtensteinschen Kunstkammer), D. Frey, H. Folnesics, L. Planiscig (Sammlung Fischl), A. Gnirs (Aquilea), L. v. Baldass, M. Zweig (Die Althanschen Gartenpaläste in Wien), A. Eilenstein (Der Kupferstecher K. Felner);

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Die Werke Friedrichs des Grossen (10 Bde.) . In deutscher Übersetzung. Illustriert von Adolph v. Menzel. (Von dieser Abteilung alles was erschienen).

      Berlin, Reimar Hobbing, 1912 -1914 - 4° (30.5 x 21 cm), zus. ca. 3600 S., die Bde. meist zwischen 250 u. 320 S. (Bd. 6 mit 430 S.), zahlr. Taf., Textabb., farb. Karten., Rote OLdr.-Handeinbände auf 5 echten Bünden, reiche Goldpräg. auf Rücken und Bünden, eingelegte lederne Rückenschilder, Goldfileten a. den Deckeln, goldgepr. Monogramm a. V.deckel, Lesebändchen, Kopfgoldschnitt., 1 Bd. minimst kratzspurig a. Deckel, allgemein praktisch makelloses Ex. Die Werke das Ex. Nr. 419 der 420 Ex. im Handel (bei einer Gesamtaufl. v. 440 Ex.). Auf Bütten. Luxusausgabe, die Werke gewidmet Wilhelm II., «zur Feier seines 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläums in Erinnerung an die 200jährige Geburtstagsfeier» Friedrichs II. im Jahre 1913. Zumeist übersetzt v. Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski. Die Werke beinhalten: 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg; 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit; 3 u. 4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges; 5: Altersgeschichte, Staats- und Flugschriften; 6: Militärische Schriften; 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente; 8: Philosophische Schriften; 9 u. 10: Dichtungen. 15000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Connaissance de l'Est

      Paris, Georges Crès, Coll. coréenne composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen 1914 - Livre épuisé 2 vol. (28,5 x 18 cm), imprimé au recto sur deux feuilles pliées formant 2 volumes cousues selon la tradition chinoise, réunis dans un cartonnage dépliant recouvert de soie bleue de Péking, deux fermoirs en os, 226 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Pierre Saunier - Victor Segalen, 97-99. Condition : Troisième édition de Connaissance de l'Est, reproduisant le texte de la seconde édition datant de 1907, en partie originale, illustrée de 61 lettrines en rouge et noir. L'un des 570 exemplaires num. sur vergé pelure (après 30 ex. sur Grand papier Tribut et 30 ex. sur Vergé nacré). Très belle édition composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen. 90g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Die Werke Friedrich des Großen. Herausgegeben von Gustav Berthold Volz. Hier Band 1-10 in 10 Büchern komplett.,

      Berlin, Reimar Hobbing Verlag 1913-, 1914 - Band 1: Denkwürdigkeiten zur Geschichte des Hauses Brandenburg. Band 2: Geschichte meiner Zeit. Band 3/4: Geschichte des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Band 5: Altersgeschichte, Staats- und Flugschriften. Band 6: Militärische Schriften. Band 7: Antimachiavell und Testamente. Band 8: Philosophische Schriften. Band 9/10: Dichtungen. 4°, XV, 244, ( 4 ); VIII, 277, ( 5 ); VII 238, ( 6 ); 209, ( 6 ), (20) = 20 zweifarbigen Schlachtskizzen zum Siebenjährigen Krieg; VII, 248, ( 4 ), und drei Faltkarten zur Kriegsführung 1778; VIII, 433, ( 9 ); X, 291, ( 7 ); VIII, 318, ( 4 ); IX, 316, ( 4 ) ; VI, 285, (1) Seiten. Mit Illustrationen von Adolph v. Menzel und zahlreichen ganzseitigen Abbildungen. versierte und betitelte Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung - guter Zustand - z61151 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Young Liberal Pamphlets (1903-1913)

      London : National League of Young Liberals 1914 - Description: 1 vol. (various pagings) : ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Liberal party (Great Britain) --Liberalism --Great Britain --Politics and government --Speeches and addresses. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Extensive additional ephemera loosely inserted. Association; Rees' own copy with his bookplate. Loosely inserted are four manuscript letters to Rees from Walter Runciman all signed and dated on headed paper along with related clippings, a photo, another related typed letter, Rees manuscript notes and advertising bills for League of Young Liberal events. Further detail on request. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Der Armer Spielmann

      Vienna - Anton Schroll & Co, 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A pocket sized volume, with yellow paper covered boards. This is a German language text, written in black letter script. Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (January 15, 1791 January 21, 1872), an Austrian dramatic poet, was born in Vienna. Although Grillparzer was essentially a dramatist, his lyric poetry is in the intensity of its personal note hardly inferior to Lenau's; and the bitterness of his later years found vent in biting and stinging epigrams that spared few of his greater contemporaries . As a prose writer, he has left one powerful short story, Der arme Spielmann (1848), and a volume of critical studies on the Spanish drama, which shows how completely he had succeeded in identifying himself with the Spanish point of view. Condition: The binding of the text block is tight and firm, with both covers and all internal pages securely attached. The internal hinges are strained but holding well. The spine is detached but present. The boards are slightly rubbed and faded. Internally the pages are clean and bright. some of the illustrations have been coloured in. Thereis ink writing to the title page and to the reverse of the same page. Overall, this volume is in very good condition..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        On the Trail of the Opium Poppy

      Small Maynard & Co., Boston 1914 - Two volumes in gilt lettered olive cloth. 300 pp and 308 pp. Folding map in rear of each volume. Illustrated with photos throughout. The author's travels in China on the trail of the cultivators of the opium poppy. Edgewear to volumes only. Foxing to edges and interiors generally not affecting text or illustrations. A very sharp set. Uncommon. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Berlin, Germany: Vossischer Erben. Fair. 1914-1918. Hardcover. 33 months of newspapers from the years 1914-1918 totalling approximately 990 daily newspapers. These scarce German-language newspaper compilations cover major military and political developments of World War I from a German perspective. These periodicals offer maps of the fronts, areas of combat and regions relating to the war. The newspapers by and large retain the customary sections, with reports on finance and commerce (largely war-related) , travel & leisure, reviews, and illustrated advertisements. The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721-1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky. Condition: These folio volumes, measuring approximately 12.25" x 18", are bound in cloth-backed marbled boards (with a few boards lacking). Ex-library (Yale) books show external wear, with soiling to covers and splitting along spine edges. Some boards detached with a few boards missing with initial or final pages exhibiting heavy wear or altogether lacking. Text blocks are intact. Antique library bookplate of Yale appears on front pastedowns. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair. Some volumes may exhibit greater wear/loss at edges. By and large this is a very readable collection. Months include: December 1914; January-December 1915 (lacking May) ; January-December 1916 (lacking February & October) ; January, May, June, August, September, November & December 1917; February-May 1918. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La grande pitié des Églises de France (avec une lettre et un billet autographe signés)

      - Paris, Émile-Paul frères éditeurs, 1914. Édition originale, in 12 de III + 419 pages sur papier de Hollande 99/200, grand de marge, non rogné, tête haute dorée, couvertures conservées. Le tout dans une reliure attribuée à Mme F. Martin-Sabon en plein veau fauve estampé et ciselé avec rehaut de couleurs d'un motif d'église avec personnages sur le 1er plat, dos à nerfs avec motifs ciselés au dos, motif de feuillage sur le second plat, plats intérieurs à motifs et feutrine. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une carte signée à l'entête de la Chambre des Députés, et d'une lettre autographe signée et datée de 1921, adressée à Mme Martin-Sabon. Exemplaire exceptionnel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Beau Livre]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Daddy Cat

      Blackie & Son - No date (1914) inscription dated 1917. Olive green boards pictorial label to front. 35 full colour illustration. Rubbing to edges and corners. Overall good example. Images available on request. From Astley Book Farm the largest secondhand book shop in the Midlands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Astley Book Farm]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Imp. Octavio Viader. Sant Feliu de Guíxols, 1914 - . 34 cm. 2 vol.: (I) Un retrato del autor, X-277 pág., 2 h. Ilustr. con 4 lám., fuera del texto. (II) Reproducción facsímil de la portada de la edición príncipe de la obra, 2 h., 253-XXIII pág., 1 h. Ilustr. con 2 lám., fuera del texto, por Antoni Saló. Profus. ilustr. con viñetas, en el texto. Edición en orla, a dos tintas, numerada en papel de hilo (ej. 80/200). Dos vol. enc. en media piel reciente, nervios, florones, corte superior dorado, conserva las cubiertas originales remontadas, fatigadas. Con las barbas. Ligera señal de óxido. * Rara edición del Bernardo de Balbuena, poema épico escrito entre 1592 y 1602 que vio la luz en Madrid en 1624. La obra, compuesta por 40.000 versos en octavas reales, ha sido comparada a una suerte de libro de caballerías en verso parcialmente inspirado en la leyenda de Bernardo del Carpio. Considerado por muchos la obra culminante de la épica culta barroca española, la presente edición se acompaña de las ilustraciones de Antoni Saló Marco (1885-1950). En las notas a "La interpretación cervantina del Quijote", Daniel Eisenberg dice que: "El Bernardo de Balbuena no es fácilmente asequible más que en la edición de Cayetano Rosell, Poemas épicos, I, Biblioteca de Autores Españoles, 17 (1851; reimpreso en Madrid: Atlas, 1945), 139-399, aunque hay una edición crítica inédita de Margaret Kidder, «A Critical Edition of El Bernardo de Bernardo de Balbuena», tesis, Illinois, 1937; algunos fragmentos de la edición de Rosell son reproducidos, con notas, por Frank Pierce en The Heroic Poem of the Spanish Golden Age: Selections (Oxford: Dolphin, 1947), págs. 167-231, quien también cita una edición de San Feliu de Guíxols, 1914." La aparente rareza de la edición viene confirmada por el hecho de que el CCPB (619683-7) menciona un único ejemplar, así como por los comentarios de Palau (22343): "Bella impresión en papel de hilo, de la cual sólo se tiraron 200 ejemplares numerados al precio de 125 pts. Pero luego se agotó la edición y los ejemplares se vendían por lo bajo a 200 pts. 800 pts. Bardón, 1948". Literatura española. Poema heroico. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Tinker, Tailor

      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal - [1914] Contains 12 strongly coloured plates and black and white wood-cuts on the majority of the text pages. The book starts with the telling of the tinker, tailor nursery rhyme and then each of the subsequent chapters tells a story about one of the professions named in the rhyme. The profuse illustrations are really Wain at his best and it is good to have so many colour plates in one volume. Cloth backed brown boards, there are small black and white vignettes of the cats 'professions' to the upper board, together with a colour illustration paste down. Black lettering to the backstrip. Illustrated front and rear end papers. 136 pp plus 4 pages of adverts for other Tuck books [the last being Mabel Lucie Attwell's Alice in Wonderland, published in 1910]. Corners worn; top/tail of backstrip bumped. The binding has been re-set, retaining all original papers etc. Internally there is the occasional finger mark. The outer edge of the white border of two plates is quite grubby, one with two short closed tears, protected on the reverse with archival tape, and one with creases and pale blue pencil marks on the reverse. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Du Cote De Chez Swann

      Bernard Grasset, Paris 1914 - In French. Bound by G. Fox of 5 George Street, Manchester Square, City of Westminster as stated with a small stamp to back of ffep. Early printing with 1913 colophon and 1914 stated on title page. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, gilt to top of textblock edge, marbled endpapers, some pages still uncut, 523 pages plus table of content. Some edge wear such as rubbing to corners and edges especially the leather part with some scratches, front hinge is split for three quarters. While notthing appears to be missing, a remnant between the title page leaf and the dedication page suggests something might have been removed. An ink spot to textblock edge page 489 to 504 with an eighth of an inch bleeding into pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Black Sheep Books]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug am Kopf.

      Wohl Wien, [um 1914]. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. "Wenn der Patient doch wenigstens ganz aufrichtig, ganz wahrheitsgetreu dem Arzte sein Leiden schildern möchte! Dann würde der Arzt noch weniger verstehen als bei einer für seine Auffassungskraft adaptirten Schilderung seitens des Kranken! Dieser erzählt nur gerade so viel als er glaubt noch verstanden zu werden! Also gar nichts Wahres über seine eigenen Mysterien und Räthselhaftigkeiten! Ich bin nicht gegen Das, was die Ärzte wissen! Ich bin nur gegen Das, was sie nicht wissen! [.]". - Mit mehreren eigenh. Korrekturen, Unterstreichungen und Einfügungen. - Auf Briefpapier des Graben-Hotels, Wien, mit faksimiliertem Namen Altenbergs und Adresse in Rot. - Veröffentlicht in: Peter Altenberg. Fechsung, Berlin 1915. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Chance. A Tale in Two Parts

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company,, 1914. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Cloth rubbed at extremities, hinges a little loose. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Captain and Mrs. Wilson-Barker with the author's cordial regards. 1914". Wilson-Barker was Captain-Superintendent of the Naval Training College HMS Worcester from 1892 to 1919 and the author of the oft-reprinted Manual of Elementary Seamanship (1896). He first met Conrad in 1911 when the author's son Alfred Borys joined the Worcester.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        My Autobiography

      Frederick A. Stokes Publishing, NEW YORK 1914 - From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone--with his personalized gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature and notes to the front free endpaper. This copy originally belonged to author, novelist, and short story writer Katherine Havilland Taylor--and attached (tipped in) is a rejection letter from S.S. McClure for a short story Taylor wrote called "How Fickle Women Are". Dated June 8, 1925, and on McClure's Magazine stationary, McClure writes to Taylor--"This is a very good story and I would like it but I am sorry to say I can't buy it, considering what I have on hand." "Faithfully Yours. S. S. McClure". Taylor was a successful short story writer who was published in several magazines, but apparently, never in McClure's. Taylor wrote one novel called "The Failure", which was adapted into a 1938 RKO film with a renamed title of "A Man To Remember"--starring Lionel Barrymore. Taylor had several stories published by all of the major writing magazines of the early part of the 20th Century. Also, enclosed and attached to this copy on page 241, conveniently across from the photo of "Viola Roseboro"--editor in chief of McClure's magazine, is a letter on McClure's Magazine stationary dated December 21, 1922 and also addressed to Taylor, is a rejection letter for a story entitled "Facing Reality" and signed and written by Viola Roseboro with her handwritten notes to Taylor on one side and a formal rejection on the other. In her notes Roseboro says, "Good, only we feel it is more for the women's magazines--not for us. Good Luck, and I expect as much. V. R." The other side of the letter states, "We always thank you for letting us see your work. We must send this back despite much wit and cleverness.I am going to take the liberty of telling you that I think this would be better told without the frills and trimmings the author addresses to the reader--better and more saleable". Roseboro goes on to state that the reason she never signs her letters is because she is seldom in the office--apparently Taylor questioned if they (the stories) were ever indeed read at all because she was rejected so many times. It is common knowledge that Roseboro really called the shots at McClure's---she was responsible for getting on board many young and talented writers--including Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Willa Cather---who secretly penned this autobiography of McClure's life. McClure lived until 1949, and among many accomplishments, he was a business partner of Frank Nelson Doubleday, founded with him Doubleday & McClure, which became today's Doubleday publishing empire. This copy is in very good condition. First printing with September 1914, as called for. Frontispiece portrait of McClure with original tissue guard as new. Dustiness to the page ends, age toning to the spine with the lettering being quite hard to read. The front hinge is loose but easily repaired. Interior pages are unmarked and clean. Front board is quite nice with gilt lettering and decorations bright. Altogether a nice well read copy from the collection of a quite famous collector, who along with his brother Adrian Goldstone, Steinbeck's bibliographer, both well known and whose books are just now being auctioned off for record sums--(Gatsby for $180,000). What makes this copy rare are the letters and signatures of McClure and Roseboro--indeed Roseboro's signature is very rare for somebody whose influence was huge in the publishing world of the early 20th Century--she single handedly put Jack London's career on the inside track, and he went on to become the highest paid author of his time. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic First Editions-- IOBA]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Oeuvres libres. Les Amies. - Femmes. - Hombres.

      A Eleuthéropolis 19. [vers 1914]. - Grand in-8, carré, (22 cm x 22), 134 pp plus 3 ff (table)-(2) f bl, exemplaire à grandes marges. Demi-chagrin marron foncé à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, titre doré en long, couvertures et dos conservés. Titre imprimé en rouge avec fleuron typographique, quelques rousseurs sur la couverture sans gravité. Comprenant bien le fameux Sonnet du Trou du Cul (Verlaine et Rimbaud).

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1914 Through December 1914 *ASSOCIATION COPY*

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia 1914 - Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo inside the Nelson exchange; Satisfactory growth in past year; Four-page article with photos on prospects for the Kaslo area; 6-page article with photos on 'Modern treatment of the Insane' - the establishment of Colony Farm by the Provincial Government; Photo of enormous fallen tree near Westholme; Table ranking exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls; Statement of Development - la table listing number of phones operating per exchange as at 1 December 1913; Photo montage of three Vancouver Island telephone officials; Company has caught up with its construction work; 7-page feature on Victoria, 'The Pride of the Last West' with great photos; Photo of 'Vancouver's Newest Skyscraper' - a 15-story building under construction at the corner of Hastings and Richards; Telephone Service Excellent; 7-page article with excellent photos of the Britannia Mine; Telephone Cables Underground (in Vancouver); photo of company vehicle; Photo of Port Alberni Exchange; Large photo of the Seymour Exchange under construction (Steel frame erected); 5-page illustrated feature of Port Alberni - the magnetic city on the west coast; The giving of good telephone service; Some transmission problems of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Photo inside Port Alberni Exchange; First teleautograph west of Chicago - at the new Hotel Vancouver; 5-page feature of towns that silver put on map - New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, surrounding which is the Slocan District, in which is located the Standard Mine - photos; Recent developments in telephone transmission; April trouble record in Seymour office; Wonderful photo-montage of Vancouver's business district; First Telephone Switchboard in use in Vancouver, 1885; Before and after photos of Point Grey Road and Powell St.; View of Granville St. from the C.P.R. Depot; Photo of the almost completed Hudson's Bay store; Two great panoramic photos of the Vancouver Harbour, from the water and from the land; Photo of Hastings St. West, looking east; photo of the new Hotel Vancouver; Photo montage of some of Vancouver's fine homes; Photo of English Bay Bathing Beach; large photo of Second Beach, Stanley Park; Photo of the Interurban Depot B.C.E.R.Co.; View of Grand Forks looking west; Photo of the Granby smelter, largest in the British Empire; 5-page feature on Grand Forks; What are the duties of a Wire Chief?; Photos of the B.C. Tel. float as appeared in the Vancouver Pageant; Interior Telephone Extensions - exchanges of Kootenay, Boundary and Slocan to be connected; 1899 Vernon and Nelson Telephone Co. Ltd. phone directory; Operator School photo; Nice photo of the 6 chief operators of the Kootenay District; Where operators are trained - illustrated multi-page article; Personnel of Plant Organization; Marketing Telephone Poles - 2 page article with 2 photos; Operator's School Equipment; Cover photo of public telephone booths at the C.P.R. Depot, Vancouver; Nice photo of the Seymour general public office, Vancouver; Work of the Commercial Department - 6 pages with many photos of personnel; Printing a Telephone Directory; Getting out the Monthly Accounts - 2 photos; Telephony on the battlefield - use in the Russian-Japanese War; Photo in head office in Vancouver; Making the Telephone Valuable; photo portraits of executives William Farrell, George Halse, and other [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
 20.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        LE DEBUTANT. Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de politique dans le province de Québec. Signed /Signé.

      La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, Saint-Jean, QC: 1914 - Bessette, Arsène. LE DEBUTANT. Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de politique dans le province de Québec. Signed /Signé. Saint-Jean, QC: La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, 1914. First edition / édition originale. 8vo., 259pp. Gilt-stamped & ruled half burgundy polished calf over brown, black & white marbled paper, like marbled endpapers. Ouvrage enrichi de nombreaux dessins de Busnel, de deux dessin [pages 78 et 125] et d'un portrait de L'auteur par St-Cgarles. A near fine or better example of this rare presentation binding. Signed & numbered [No. 6 of 26 signed copies in a total edition of 300; binding by Oliver Barwick] "No. 6 / Hommage de l'auteur / Arsène Bessette". Very Uncommon. [In 1914 Arsène Bessette had his only novel, Le débutant, published in Saint-Jean by La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français. It is not known if he had shown it to his friends, if the publisher of Le Canada Français had read the manuscript, or if Bessette himself sent the press release to La Presse, in which his work was describ ed as a novel of the soil and an interesting portrait of social customs with most of the action taking place in the countryside. What is known is that the book was dedicated to "fellow journalists, to the sincere and upright men in public life, [and] to all those who have lost their illusions, before or at the same time as their hair." The dedication was a premonition, for the author would quickly lose his own illusions when the critics ignored his novel. Since Bessette was on the members list of the Masonic lodge L’Émancipation [see Adelstan de Martigny*] published in Le Devoir in 1910, not everyone would have been well disposed towards him, which doubtless explains why the publication of his novel – "the only work of fiction in Quebec literature inspired by Masonic ideas," according to Roger Le Moine - met with a conspiracy of silence. The fact that the book did not come out in one of the major urban centers is not enough to account for the critics’ indifference; on the other hand, their lack of interest may have discouraged Bessette from publishing the two further volumes that were announced when Le débutant appeared. What is the novel about? Paul Mirot, the hero of the story, and his introduction to journalism, to the world of letters, and to love, was probably a projection of the author. Indeed, Paul has much in common with his creator, for, like Bessette, he is determined, courageous, witty, and intelligent. These qualities led the owner of Le Populiste to hire Paul as a journalist. Soon appreciated by both his employers and his readers, he also wins the heart of Simone Laperle, the beautiful and wealthy cousin of his best friend, Jacques Vaillant. Having become his mistress, the young woman introduces him to society. In partnership with Vaillant, Mirot founds a newspaper, in which he denounces the rigidity of society. He is also engaged in writing a novel that deals with the dangers of nationalistic ideology in literature. The newspaper is censured for its supposedly revolutionary ideas and ceases publication. Mirot’s novel is banned and he loses his job at the newspaper where he is then working. In addition, the death of Simone closes his love life. The novel ends in complete failure, yet the hero remains confident about the future, while attaching no importance to the past. Contrary to what literary critics would assert for many years, Bessette himself did not lose his job at Le Canada français when Le débutant was published, nor was the novel condemned by the archbishop. The writer remained on the staff of Le Canada français until the end of 1917, when he moved to Montreal to work for Le Pays and La Presse. In 1920 he became an inspector for the Montreal Tramways Commission. Arsène Bessette died suddenly on 21 June 1921 while visiting a friend. Notices of his death appeared in several newspapers, but Le Canada français, where he had worked for more than 15 years, had only a short article on t [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        10 Uniformdarstellungen.

      Wien und o. O., o. D.. Aquarell auf Papier, jeweils ca. 165 x 90 mm, in drei Gruppen (2 Vierer- und eine Zweiergruppe) unter Glas und Passepartout gerahmt.. Undatierte, hübsch aquarellierte Folge von 10 österreichischen Offizieren in ihren Regimentsfarben. Der aus Znaim gebürtige österreichischische Militär- und Pferdemaler und Zeichner A. Pock studierte bei Griepenkerl an der Wiener Akademie und war bis 1914 Mitarbeiter der Meggendorfer Blätter; das Heeresgeschichtliche Museum besitzt einen Bestand an Werken Pocks (vgl. Vollmer). - Sauber und wohlerhalten. - Vgl. Thieme/Becker XXVII, 170; Vollmer III, 603.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 22.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        LA FAVORITA: Magnifica fotografia di inusuale grande formato cm 35x26, stampa ai sali d’argento colorazione a mano coeva. 13,79x10,24 inch, magnificent picture in unusual large size, gelatin silver print coloured by coeval hand.

      Italia, 1914 - Timbro a secco con Copyright 1914 P.N.CO. Fotografia originale "vintage", stampata al tempo dello scatto. Non si tratta di una copia. Ottimo stato. Embossing stamp with Copyright 1914 P.N.CO. Original vintage picture, it is NOT a reprint. Very good condition. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage in fine state of preservation. Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions about the items.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Biggio]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      L' Édition d' Art H. Piazza, Paris 1914 - edition originale . 114 pages ,( IV ) .- Avewc 10 illustrations hors - texte en couleurs contrecollées , précédées de serpentes légendées.- Les pages de texte , ainsi que les illustrations , sont encadrées d' un décor oriental.- Exemplaire sur Japon signé par l ' artiste ( nº 92 ) . Exemplaire avec les pages de souscrption (spécimen de l ' édition de luxe ) .- Demi maroquin tabac , filets dorés sur les plats . dos à nerfs .Tête dorée . Couverture et dos originales conservés . Trés bon état. Bel exemplaire .- ** - With 10 mounted color plates , printed tissue guards . Pages with decorative borders . Copy on Japan paper signed by Dulac . Half dark brown morocco .Top edge gilt . Original wrapper bound in . Very fine . Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      - Paris, Piazza, 1914, 23x30. Broché, sous couverture repliée illustrée. Illustré par Dulac. Ouvrage superbe. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        La Princesse Badourah. Conte de Mille et Une Nuit.

      H. Piazza,, Paris, 1914 - Paris, H. Piazza, 1914. 4°. 3 Bl., 114 S., 5 Bl. Mit 10 farbigen Tafeln Edmond Dulac. Etwas späterer Orig.-Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung. Orig.-Umschläge mit eingebunden. - Papier durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French Etwas späterer Orig.-Halblederband mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Die Alten Meister. Aus Dem Französischen Übertragen Von Ernst Ludwig Schellenberg. Mit 40 Heliogravüren.,

      Gustav Kiepenheuer, Weimar 1914 - "Das Werk wurde in einer einmaligen nummerierten Auflage von 525 Exemplaren in einer handgeschnittenen holländischen Type des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts bei Joh. Enschedé En Zonen in Haarlem gedruckt. Die 40 Heliogravüren sind bei F. Bruckmann, München, die Einbände bei H. Fikentscher, Leipzig hergestellt (die damals deutschlandweit führende Leipziger Buchbinderei). 1-125 ist auf Van Geldern Bütten gedruckt und mit der Hand auf hohe Bünde in lohgares Schafleder gebunden (Entwurf Bernhard Lorenz), 126-525 ist in Halbleder gebunden. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer CXIX (119)." Reichlich goldgeprägter, sehr dekorativer Ganzleder-Einband mit 5 Bünden und Rückentitelei, angenehmste Patina, kleiner Fleck auf vorderem Buchdeckel, Ecken minimal bestoßen, goldener Kopfschnitt, gedruckt auf Büttenpapier, in klarer, lateinischer Schrift, mit Wassersiegel, nicht ebarbiert. Mit Lesebändchen. 310 paginierte Seiten, alle Heliogravüren mit Seidenpapier geschützt. Stockfleckenfrei! Eine wunderschöne, bibliophile Retrospektive über die klassische flämische Malerei von u.a. Rubens, van Dyck, Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, van Eyck, Memling. Eine Augenweide! Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876), französischer Schriftsteller, Kunstkritiker und Maler. Sein Ansehen als Schriftsteller erlangte er mit dem psychologischen Roman Dominique (1862). 23,5 x 29 Cm. 2,4 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 Erste Deutsche Auflage Leder Sehr gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Another Catch: More Fugitive Notes on Sport and Other Things

      Cleveland, Ohio: Printed for the Writer by The Bryan Printing Company, n.d [1914] - First edition, no. 31of 75 copies presented to Elizabeth Childs Crego (crossed out) Stinson. Small 4to. Illustrated with many photographs, one colored photo. 281 pp. Original gilt-stamped green cloth, with leaping fish and 2 fishermen in background. Almost fine, small stain on fore-edge. Rare. Bruns N19; Wetzel, p. 187 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Tarzan of the Apes

      Toronto: McCelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1914. - 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's slug on spine, and the rarest of all editions; Burroughs'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'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'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' Golden Anniversary Bibliography of ERB (1964), for many years it was believed that an acorn above the publisher'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'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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Statues et Statuettes de Rois et de Particuliers (in 3 Bänden) HIER NUR BAND 3 - Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire: Nos. 42192 - 42250,, (IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE),

      Le Caire, Imprimerie de L Institut francais D Archéologie Orientale 1914 - mit unzähligen Abbildungen von 58 Artefakten auf 53 Tafeln, 103 Seiten, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR dieser wissenschaftlichen Samlung mit einem zweifarbigen Titel aus der Reihe:"Service des Antiquités de l`Égypte", DIESER TITEL ERZIELT SCHON IMMER AUCH IN EINZELBÄNDEN HOHE PREISE Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 26x35, graues privater Bibliotheks-Leineneinband mit fachgerecht montierter Vorderdecke der Original-Broschur,

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Tarzan of the Apes

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1914 - Reprint Edition, (n.d. 1927). Publisher's red cloth boards with the front and spine lettered in black. Frontispiece with silhouette by Fred J. Arting. Heins TA-6. Dust jacket has minor edge wear with a 1/4" tear at bottom of spine and two 1/4" tears along rear top edge. 24 Burroughs titles listed on reverse of jacket. No inscriptions, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. Tight copy in Fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SF & F Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

      London, Grant Richards Ltd.,, [1914]. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. With the printed dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery, Light partial toning to endpapers, some minor foxing to a couple of leaves, spine lightly creased with tips a little bumped, a lovely copy in the spine tanned dust jacket with a couple of minor nicks. First edition, first impression, of this classic of English working class fiction, often compared with Zola's Germinal. Robert Philippe Noonan (1870–1911) was the illegitimate son of an inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary. He settled in South Africa for ten years, where he helped found the Irish Brigade, which fought against Britain in the Anglo-Boer War, with John McBride and Arthur Griffiths. However, he left in 1899 before hostilities broke out and settled in Hastings. "Working in the building trade at subsistence wages, he contracted tuberculosis, was influenced by socialist writers such as Robert Blatchford, and became an active member of the unusually large Hastings branch of the Social Democratic Federation, whose banner he painted. He spent his spare time during the last ten years of his life writing by hand the 1800-page manuscript of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, which brought posthumous fame" (ODNB). He died in the Royal Infirmary in Liverpool; having set out to start a new life in Canada he got no further, was taken seriously ill, spent time in the workhouse, and "was buried in a pauper's grave in the city's Walton Park cemetery." Kathleen, his orphaned daughter, sold the manuscript to Grant Richards for £25. The publisher described it as, this "damnably subversive, but … extraordinarily real" novel, Alan Sillitoe subsequently called it "The first great English novel about the class war", and Michael Foot praised its "truly Swiftian impact". What is certain is the authenticity of its voice which offers "a unique view of early twentieth-century working-class life through the eyes of an articulate proletarian." Scarce, especially with the dust jacket: Grant Richards was renowned for only doing small print runs. Although the title page of the manuscript is clearly signed Tressell (which was how Noonan wrote the word for a painter's trestle in his manuscript), for some unknown reason the author's name was printed as Tressall in this first edition and in the Grant Richards abridged cheap edition of 1918.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Life of a Sportsman.

      Regan, Paul, Trench, & Co. Ltd., London 1914 - Signed binding by Riviere & Sons. Full red crushed morocco with multicolored onlay pieces of leather, glued or sewn, of an English hunting scene. Gilt multiruled lines and gilt ornamentation to the borders of both covers. Five raised bands with gilt decoration. Six panels with gilt portraits of hunting dogs, name of author and title. A little bit of wear to the headcap. Cover and page edges in gilt. Turned in dentelles with gilt decoration to the corners. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Frontispieces. Half title. Thirty six tissue guarded full paged colored illustrations, as called for. An exceptionally attractive book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Viceregal Visit to Jodhpur.

      Bombay: Vernon & Co., 1914 - Landscape folio (490 × 375 mm) red morocco album, elaborately gilt on the upper board with title as above, the arms of the Marwar Durbar, or Darbar, the regional administrative body of Jodhpur; and the Star of India, all within ornate panelling with scrolled foliate corner pieces, the panelling repeated on the lower board. Just a little rubbed externally, but a very handsome piece in excellent state of preservation. Around 85 silver gelatin prints, various formats up to 365 × 280 mm, mounted on card leaves, two panoramas - a three-part view of the city, and a two-part view of the crowds outside the city awaiting the Viceroy's arrival. All tissue-guarded, the guards having the studio's blind-stamps. Superb album commemorating the visit of Sir Charles Hardinge, 1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, Viceroy of India 1910-16, to Jodhpur in 1914. The album contains an excellent range of views and portraits, including a fine studio portrait of the young Maharaja Sumer Singh; formal group portraits with the viceroy, Lady Hardinge and Sir Pratap Singh; views of the palace, Mehrangarh Fort, troop reviews, and the inauguration of the Powlett Nobles' and Elgin Rajput School by the viceroy and his wife. Hardinge's tenure was one of significant achievements: the visit of King-Emperor George V for the Delhi durbar of 1911, and the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1912. Although his handling of Indian troops in World War I has been criticised, and he was also the subject of several assassination attempts by Indian nationalists, overall his viceroyalty was marked by an amelioration of relations between the British administrators and the Indians.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

      NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1914. - Very Good+ with no dust jacket. #P-041207. 10 vol. 3/4 green leather over green cloth boards. T.E.G. Top edges trimmed; others untrimmed. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Binding is Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Good Sheppard Fine Bindings]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, December 30th, 1914 - Blockbuster Article Displays Evidence Against Belgium

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. 32 pages. This issue is twice as long as previous issues due to its blockbuster treatment of "The Case of Belgium" with reproductions of documents incriminating to Belgium. Features: The (New York) "Times" in Despair; Irish Home Rule Bill; Government Control of Public Utilities, by Frank Koester; "I Protest", by Clara Viebig - one of the foremost novelists of Europe; We Demand Real Neutrality; What is an American German?, by Representative Richard A. Bartholdt of Missouri; The Case of Belgium - In the light of official reports found in the secret archives of the Belgium Government after the occupation of Brussels with fascimiles of the documents - a major article; cartoon shows a German dog being taken before an English firing squad; England's Embarrassment is Ireland's Opportunity; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. . Good. 1914. First Edition.

 36.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Trees and Other Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 39.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.