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        NUMERO - Settimanale Umoristico Illustrato.:

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

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        DER STURM Leitung: Hewarth Walden. Der Blaue Reiter.

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

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

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

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        ‘Ypres' watercolour by D Y Cameron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1914 - 1914 Original Hardback Wisden

      1914. Brian s set jumps to 1914 after 1927, it looks like he took a dabble on a set of 4 as the next 4 are pretty similar. This 1914 has new spine gilt and touch ups to the front gilt, there are markings to the front board and some staining to the front yellow pastedowns, excellent inside, great photoplate and clean pages, a slight weakness to the hinges. Benno s Notes : Top corner p193 folded in 5mm

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      New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Gray-brown boards backed in brown cloth, paper labels; 8vo. Binding B: One of 150 copies with cancellans [Holt] title-leaf from sheets ordered from England(from the original 1000 sheets printed), bound in the US. This the first publication of Robert Frost in his native country which was in fact February 1915, sold out immediately; concerns of piracy prompted Holt to print immediately in the US. Scarce and important issue of Frost's second book. Front board lightly soiled, spine label chipped, corners softly bumped with boards exposed, extremities worn. Very good overall. Crane A3.1. Very scarce and important issue, lacking rare dust jacket. Of 1000 original sheets only about 350 were bound by Nutt for the first British binding "A". The Holt US edition (binding "B") appeared the following year. There were six binding states in total. An extraordinary collection of poems opening with the short italicized "The Pasture" with the famous final line in both stanzas ending: "You come too"; "Mending Wall", "After Apple-picking" and "The Wood-pile", and the great long poems "Home Burial" and "The Death of the Hired Man".

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        The Uttermost Farthing

      Winston 1914 - A rare item in wrapper .The book is fine but probably closer to mint with a near fine wrapper . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Quantentheorie. Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 16. Band, 1914.

      Braunschweig: Vieweg & Sohn, 1914. First edition, extremely rare author's presentation offprint (with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' (Presented by the Author) printed on front wrapper), and the copy of Einstein's close friend and colleague Paul Ehrenfest, of this crucial transitional paper in which Einstein uses the light quantum hypothesis to give new derivations of Planck's radiation law and Nernst's third law of thermodynamics (Einstein points out that the alleged 'proofs' which try to derive the theorem of Nernst from the mere fact that the specific heat of all substances goes to zero at absolute zero temperature, are not genuine). Einstein had first put forward the idea of light quanta in 1905, but in later years he came to doubt the validity of the hypothesis, despite its earlier success in explaining the photoelectric effect. Einstein's success in the present paper in deriving two of the most important achievements of quantum theory using the light quantum hypothesis re-established his confidence in that hypothesis, and he began to think again about the interaction between radiation and matter, resulting two years later in his great papers on the quantum theory of radiation. The only other copy we have located in auction records is that in Einstein's own reference collection of offprints formerly in the Richard Green Library (sold Christie's New York, 17 June 2008, lot 100). OCLC lists three copies in US (American Philosophical Society, Florida, Princeton), one in UK and one in Switzerland. Provenance: The Austro-Dutch physicist Paul Ehrenfest (1880-1933) ('Ehrenfest' written in his hand on upper wrapper; seven lines in his hand written in pencil on last page of text, commenting on the first three lines of text on the page - see below). Ehrenfest met Einstein for the first time in 1912 in Prague, where Einstein spent a year as full professor, and the two men remained close friends thereafter. When Einstein returned to Zürich in July 1912, he recommended Ehrenfest to succeed him in his position in Prague, but this was prevented by Ehrenfest's declaration that he was an atheist. However, just at this time Lorentz resigned his position as professor at the University of Leiden, and on his advice Ehrenfest was appointed as his successor. He remained there for the rest of his career. Einstein said of him: "He was not merely the best teacher in our profession whom I have ever known; he was also passionately preoccupied with the development and destiny of men, especially his students. To understand others, to gain their friendship and trust, to aid anyone embroiled in outer or inner struggles, to encourage youthful talent -- all this was his real element, almost more than his immersion in scientific problems" ... On his invitation Einstein accepted in 1920 an appointment as extraordinary professor at the University of Leiden. This arrangement allowed Einstein to visit Leiden for a few weeks every year. At these occasions Einstein would stay at Ehrenfest's home. In 1923 Einstein stayed there for six weeks, after German ultra-nationalists in Berlin had made threats against his life. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Lorentz' doctorate (December 1925) Ehrenfest invited both Bohr and Einstein over to Leiden, in an attempt to reconcile their scientific differences about the emerging quantum theory. These discussions were continued at the 1927 Solvay Conference, where Ehrenfest much to his dismay had to side with Bohr's position in this great debate" (Wikipedia, accessed 29 May 2017). In 1922, Einstein and Ehrenfest published a joint paper in Zeitschrift für Physik which attempted to explain the Stern-Gerlach experiment, the results of which had been published just weeks earlier. Their paper can be considered the first significant contribution to the quantum measurement problem. In 1909 Einstein wrote Lorentz that he had never believed in independent, localized light quanta, because, among other reasons, this concept was incompatible with the division of rays during refraction. In July 1910 he wrote to Sommerfeld: "To me the basic question is: 'Is there a way to unify the energy quanta and Huygens's principle!' Appearances are against it, but the good Lord has found the trick." He soon retreated from this quantum view and examined another revolutionary possibility: "At present," he wrote to Laub in November, "I am very hopeful to solve the radiation problem, without light quanta. I am exceedingly curious to see how the thing evolves. Even the energy principle in its present form would have to be given up." Perhaps he had in mind a virtual, wavelike radiation field correlating quantum jumps in distant molecules, as in the later theory of Bohr, Kramers, and Slater. A week later, Einstein renounced this new attempt: "Again, the solution of the radiation problem has come to naught. The devil has indulged in a rotten trick with me." Six months later, Einstein confided to Michel Besso his doubts on the existence of quanta in general: "I no longer ask myself if these quanta really exist. And I do not try any more to construct them because I now know that my brain is unable to do it. But I still explore the consequences as carefully as I can to learn the range of validity of this idea." In February 1912 he wrote to Hopf: "Quanta certainly do what they ought to, but they do not exist, like the immovable ether. At the moment, the latter is turning diligently in its grave intending to come to life again -- poor fellow." In 1913, in a more pronounced retreat from quantum discontinuity, Einstein and Otto Stern derived Planck's law without quantization at all. "Einstein forcefully reasserted the reality of quanta in a publication of 1914 [the offered paper]. Perhaps Niels Bohr's new theory of spectra encouraged him to do so, although there is no trace in his writings of any reflections on this theory before 1916. Perhaps he realized that the zero-point energy failed to solve quantum difficulties that involved other entities than resonators. In any case, he now lent so much reality to the quantum states of a micro-entity as to compare them with different chemical species. This view induced the profound comment: "The concepts of physical and chemical change seem to lose their fundamental difference" [the present paper, pp. 822-3]. For instance, a quantum jump in a resonator and the dissociation of a molecule are comparable processes, for they are both caused by the absorption of an energy quantum. "Einstein immediately applied this analogy to a new, non-statistical derivation of Planck's formula for the average energy of a harmonic oscillator at temperature T. If the various energy levels nhv of a resonator are identified with different chemical species, a thermalized set of resonators is comparable to a chemical mixture in equilibrium. According to the laws of chemical equilibrium, the free energy of the mixture must be a minimum, which implies that the concentration of the species nhv should be proportional to e-nhv/kT. Consequently, the average energy of the resonators must be U = 1/(ehv/kT - 1), in conformity with Planck's result of 1900. "Through this reasoning, Einstein confirmed the quantum-theoretical version of Gibbs's canonical law, according to which the probability of the discrete energy value En is proportional to e-En/kT for a (non-degenerate) system in contact with a thermostat at temperature T. He still did not know how to proceed from the quantized resonators to the black-body law ... A new, quantum-theoretical picture of the interaction between matter and radiation was needed. Einstein found it in the summer of 1916, after the completion of his new theory of gravitation left him more time for quantum meditation" (Cambridge Companion to Einstein, pp. 133-4). Ehrenfest's annotations on p. 828 refer to Einstein's statement at the top of that page, according to which the thermodynamic state of the system will be unchanged when two different kinds of molecules are interchanged. Ehrenfest remarks that one cannot interchange a molecule of the first kind with one of the second if the spatial separation between the two is too large. Weil, Albert Einstein Bibliography, 67. 8vo (230 x 155 mm), pp. [1:blank] 820-828. Original printed wrappers. A very fine copy.

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        'Sun' Foundry. Illustrated Catalogue. Second Edition. Vol. II. Architectural, Sanitary, and General Castings, and Wrought Ironwork. A.C. Harley & Co., General Ironfounders and Blacksmiths

      Adelaide, A.C. Harley and Co., 1914. Foolscap folio, [iii], 137 pages with many hundreds of illustrations. Gilt-lettered cloth very lightly flecked and rubbed at the extremities; flyleaves discoloured (as ever, in our experience); top corner crease to the last leaf; essentially a fine copy. 'Notwithstanding the fact that we have more than doubled the number of illustrations, it has been found impossible to include all our patterns, as we are constantly adding to their number.' A rare, handsome and important catalogue of decorative ironwork; the very rare first edition appeared in 1897, and is in fact Volume 1.

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        The Strength Of The Strong (First Edition In Dust Jacket)

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition . Decorated Blue Cloth. Fine Book/Dustjacket. Frontispiece. [Vi], 378 Pp + 7 Pp Ads At Rear. First Printing, One Of 3948 Copies, Blue Cloth, White Lettering, Gilt Design. An Unusually Bright, Unworn Book, Entirely Original, Without Any Restoration. Dust Jacket Has Undergone Professional Restoration, Including Replacement Of Bottom Half Of Spine Panel And A Large Chip At The Bottom Of The Rear Panel, Also Reattachment Of Chip At Top Of Spine, Reattachment Of Split Along Rear Spine Edge, And Repair Of Minor Edge Chips; The White Surface Has Been Retouched, Leaving The Original Lettering; The Publisher's Name Has Been Added At Bottom Of Spine When The Bottom Was Replaced.

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        Tarzan of the Apes

      A.L. Burt 1914 - A.L. Burt, New York 1914. First Burt Edition / First Printing. Stated Published June 1914 on the copyright page. Cloth boards. Frontispiece matching the pictorial jacket. Book Condition: Very Good, stain at the spine, otherwise fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, chipping, age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Mutiny of the Elsinore

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Color Frontispiece. 378 Pp + Catalog At Rear. First Printing, One Of 16, 684 Copies. Near Fine, Lightly Used, Some Rubbing To Blue On Background Color Of Spine With Complete Loss Of Blue In Upper And Lower 1/8" Of Spine, Traces Of Rubbing To Blue Background On Front Cover, Gilt And White Lettering Still As New, Cloth Exceptionally Clean, No Names Or Marks.1/8" Loss Of Blue Background At Top And Bottom Of Spine, With Small Minor Losses In Between, Small Faint Rubs On Front Cover.

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        1914 Sans Pardon. No 187 von 300, signiert

      Hinter einem schwarzen Einband ohne Titel oder Bezeichnung, eine Art privater Kladde, verbirgt sich ein Pamphlet gegen den Krieg und vor allem die deutschen Militärs, wie es heftiger und brutaler nicht sein könnte. Ein Tagebuch der Schrecken! Als Motto steht ein Zitat von Wellington, das den Geist auch dieses handgeschriebenen und gezeichneten, mit (eingeklebten, faksimiliert wiedergegebenen) Zeitungsartikeln belegten Journals deutscher Greueltaten in Frankreich charakterisiert: "Je puis vour assurer que, du général allemand au plus petit tambour de leur régiment, la terre n'a jamais supporté le poids d'une pareille bande d'infâmes assassins. Ils tuaient, violaient et maltraitaient les paysans partout où ils allaient." Kurzum: Die Erde hat nie grausamere Attentäter erlebt, vom General bis zum kleinsten Tambour, als die Deutschen, die, wohin sie auch kommen, alle Einwohner niedermachen, quälen, töten. Willette schreibt und zeichnet sich seinen Hass und sein Entsetzen vom Leib, und schildert, belegt durch Zeitungsausschnitte, alle nur erdenklichen Grausamkeiten vor allem gegenüber Frauen und Kindern: Vergewaltigungen, aufgespießte Säuglinge, Folter, Auspeitschungen, erschlagene Kinder, an Fleischerhaken aufgehängte Frauen ... Man kann es als Hasspamphlet gegen die Deutschen lesen oder von heute aus als Reaktion auf jene Greueltaten, die tatsächlich stattfanden und die die Gegenseite, die Deutschen, wiederum auch vom Feind, den Franzosen, behauptete: Ein beidseitiger Propagandakrieg ohnegleichen. Und nicht zuletzt ist das Buch ein Beleg dafür, dass es keinen "sauberen, braven Krieg" gibt und keine Verschonung der Zivilisten, egal ob im 1. oder 2. Weltkrieg, ob in Vietnam oder jetzt in Syrien oder wo auch immer. Insofern ein "Lehrbuch" nach mehr als hundert Jahren, ein document inhumain. Man halte es gegen das Kriegstagebuch von Ernst Jünger "In Stahlgewittern" ... Ein äußerst rares und wichtiges Dokument der Zeitgeschichte, durchgehend mit (gedruckten) kolorierten Federzeichnungen versehen, die von hervorragender Qualität sind. Die meisten verwendeten Zeitungsausschnitte stammen aus dem Jahr 1914, zum Ende hin finden sich wenige noch von 1916, keine späteren. Insofern ist anzunehmen, dass das Buch 1916 herausgebracht wurde. Es erschien in 300 nummerierten Exemplaren, hier die Nummer 187, handsigniert von A. Willette. Ohne Paginierung, ca. einen Zentimeter dick, auf gutem Papier gedruckt, das kaum nachgedunkelt ist, noch so gut wie neu erhalten! Das Buch befindet sich in einem ebenso unbezeichneten schwarzen Originalschuber. Wegen des Preises nur als versichertes Paket zu versenden (deshalb das angegebene Gewicht, das tatsächlich ca. 320 gr beträgt).

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        Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula.

      London: Harrison & Sons,, 1914. (With Notes on the Turkish Frontier Districts and the Wadi Araba.) Route Reports, Report, etc. Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. Large sextodecimo (190 ×124 mm). Original buff card wrappers, lettered in black to front. Folding 2-colour map to end-pocket. Spine chipped at extremities, wrappers spotted, "59" inscribed to front wrapper in blue pencil, contents clean: an excellent copy of a fragile publication. First edition of Lawrence's first sole-authored book, one of the black tulips in his canon, with no copies in auction records, two in British and Irish institutional libraries (Durham and the Ministry of Defence Library), and four in libraries world-wide (the Huntington and three libraries in Australia); the British Library has two copies of the map and another copy of a 1916 reprint. Marked "for official use only", a number in the imprint slug suggests that 1,700 copies were printed, but judging from the rate of survival it is likely that the majority of run was never issued and subsequently pulped, probably because until 1916 the Egyptian Expeditionary Force was occupied with defending the Suez Canal from irregular Ottoman and German raids (and often simply the threat thereof); it was only with the appointment of Lieutenant-General Archibald Murray as EEF commander-in-chief that it was decided that "going on the offensive and seizing control of the Sinai Peninsula from the Ottoman Turks" would be the best strategy of securing the canal ("Sinai Campaign", New Zealand History, online). A pencilled number to the front wrapper of this copy indicates that it was copy number 59. From January to February 1914 Lawrence was with Leonard Woolley in the Negev, conducting a clandestine military survey under archaeological cover, the results of which were published as The Wilderness of Zin. After returning to England, and being refused enlistment into the army owing to his height, he joined the Geographical Section of the General Staff in London as a second lieutenant. When the Ottoman Empire entered the war at the end of October he expected to leave immediately for Egypt, but was first required to compile a road report on Sinai at the request of Lord Kitchener, even though he had never visited the peninsula's southern reaches, and expressed his reservations in a characteristic letter to archaeologist E. T. Leeds: "I'm writing a report from the military point of view of a country I don't know, and haven't visited yet … One of the minor terrors is, that later on I'm to … guide myself over the country with it" (Wilson). The report took Lawrence a month to complete and contained details of wells, gradients, telephone lines, Turkish outposts and much other information. Although it contained only imperfect information on the recently constructed Ottoman road network, it was "the major resource for commanders and staff officers" in the EEF and was later recalled by intelligence officer Walter Gribbon as "the most comprehensive and up-to-date" British handbook on Sinai at that time (Goldstone, Aaronsohn's Maps: The Untold Story of the Man who might have created Peace in the Middle East, p. 132). Lawrence finally travelled to Cairo in December, and at the age of 26 was the youngest member of Gilbert Clayton's Department of Intelligence, the precursor to the Arab Bureau. After the capture of Akaba in 1917 Lawrence, as he had predicted, relied on his report to make the 160-mile journey back to Suez.

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        Paul Verlaine. (1844-96). Seine Kunst und sein Glaube. Rede an des Kaisers Geburtstag.

      Marburg in Hessen, Elwert´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung ., 1914. 8°. 50 Seiten. Mit 3 Beilagen und ein 4-seitiger handgeschriebener Brief von Ludwig Schiedermair (Bonn 1914), und einem datierten (1917) 3-seitigen handgeschriebenen Brief von Siegfried (?) aus Landsberg / Warthean Wechßler . Unbeschnittene Seiten. Kartoniert. Auf Einband datiert und signiert von Wechßler. 4-zeilige Notiz von Wechßler auf Titelrückseite. Vorderer Einband lose, Randläsuren. (= Marburger akademischen Reden Nr. 29 =). 549DB Versand D: 5,50 EUR Autographen, Briefe, Literaturwissenschaft, Reden, Romanistik, Widmungsexemplare

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        LE VRAI & LE FAUX CHIC. 1er Fascicule.

      Succès,, Paris 1914 - 32x46. 56pp. 4 anuncios en encartes de papel Roma. Extraordinario album de estilo y de moda por el artista francés George Goursat (1863-1934). Según Bénézit "ses albums de la vie parisienne sont indispensables à qui veut posséder une authentique physonomie de la fameuse époque 1900." Las 12 páginas de anuncios (con láminas montadas), más las 4pp. de encarte) representan el ápice de la elegancia parisiense; las láminas litografiadas (que parecen estar coloreadas a mano) establecen lo que se permite - y lo que no se permite - en el mundo de del chic. Huella de humedad en ambas cubiertas, que afecta (aunque menos) las primeras dos hojas de anuncios; falta la lámina montada del anuncio del Hotel Astoria. Tirada de 300 ejemplares, aunque este ejem. no está ni numerado ni firmado. Muy raro y buscado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Carriere Amoureuse de Gisele B...infirmiere de 1914 a 1918

      Paris: en cente chez tous les Libraires, Hardcover, First Edition. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-blocked buckram over marble boards. Remains preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 154 pages. Notes; Referenced by Perceua 313. No clear date given. Subjects; La Carriere Amoureuse de Gisele B. (1914-1918). French writings. 20th century. 154 pages. Text is in French. Inventory No: 241453.

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        Journal d'un conclave

      - Albert Messein, Paris 1914, 18x24,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 10 copie numerate sulla Cina, edizione deluxe. Bella e rara copia con tutti i margini del libro pubblicato da Louis Thomas. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Une petite déchirure sans gravité en pied du dos. Bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges de cet ouvrage publié par Louis Thomas.

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        Bound in 3 volumes:

      1914 - Vol. I. Final Report. 91pp, HMSO, 1914 [Cd. 7236] (this includes: Memorandum by Mr J. M. KEYNES;Interim Report. 4pp., 1913. Index of Minutes of Evidence and of Appendices, 89pp, 1914. [Cmd 7239]. Vol. II. Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. I, 335pp, 1913. [Cmd. 7070;Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. II, [336-]633pp, 1913. [Cmd. 7071;Appendices to the Interim Report, Vol. III, [635-]769pp, 1914. [Cmd. 7238]. Vol. III. Minutes of Evidence, Vol. I, 358pp, 1913. [Cmd 7069]. Minutes of Evidence, Vol. II, 162pp . [Cmd 7237]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SINDBAD THE SAILOR & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights.

      (London), Hodder & Stoughton (1914). FIRST EDITION WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS (1914), 4to, approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾, 23 mounted coloured plates with captioned guards, buff illustrations and decorations to title page, buff decorated borders to all pages. In original publisher's tan cloth, blue floral decoration, large gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt decoration and lettering to upper cover and spine, floral pattern endpapers, 223 pages. Slightest wear to head and tail of spine, spine just very slightly darkened, spine gilt bright, no inscriptions, half-title and blank verso of final page lightly foxed, a pale fox spot on about 6 text pages, tiny pale stain to lower corner of plate mount page 176 and to top corner of tissue guard at same page, (see image), tiny pale stain to upper edge and fore-edge of text pages 171-184, light brown staining to fore-edge of the plate mount at page 184 (see image), tiny stain to fore-edge of plate mount at page 192, all plates perfect, no corner creases. A very good bright tight clean copy. See Hughey 35a. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fully signed autographed letter. EGENHÄNDIGT SKRIVET OCH UNDERTECKNAT BREV

      Brev, dokument, handskrift. Fully signed autographed letter to the American actress Mary Lawton. Small (11,5 cm x 18 cm) letterheaded autographed letter signed in full name by G. Bernard Shaw. It's directed to Miss Mary Lawton (American actress), Savoy Hotel, and dated 25th June 1914. Shaw says to Mary that his secretary has missed to note in his diary that he has two engagements friday afternoon, so he must postphone there meeting till Saturday Morning and he propose half past ten. "...It will do you good to get up early; and you will look your best straight out of your bath...Yours sincerely G. Bernard Shaw..." Brevet har varit vikt (och har delat sig vid vecket cirka en cm) samt har en liten reva som är tejpad på baksidan. I övrigt i gott skick.

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        Histoire du Cambodge depuis le 1èr siècle de notre ere.: D'apres les inscriptions lapidaires, les annales Chinoises et Annamites et les documents Europeens des six derniers siecles.

      Paris Librairie Paul Geuthner 1914 - A very good copy attractively bound in modern half calf, cloth boards.

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        A correspondence course of lessons in Phrenology, Physiognomy, Will-Culture, Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Clairvoyance, Mind Reading and Occult Healing

      A compendium of essays on a variety of occult subjects by the legendary Dr. K. T. Ramasami of the Indian Academy of Science, written and published during the first world war era. The following subjects are covered: Phrenology, Physiognomy, Will-Culture, Personal Magnetism, Hypnotism, Clairvoyance, Mind Reading and Occult Healing. Please see further details below. PLEASE NOTE that this is a collector's item and NOT a practical manual to train on these subjects. If you wish to acquire skills related to those subjects, there are cheaper and free resources on the internet. This is a print that is nearly a century old and is meant to adorn a collector's shelf.Phrenology: II edition, 1914 - 124 pagesPhysiognomy: III edition, 1916 - 41 pagesWill-culture and Personal Magnetism: V edition,1918 - 41 pagesHypnotism 100 pages, Clairvoyance 13 pages, Mind reading 27 pages 1919,Occult Healing: III edition, 1916 - 43 pagesSize: 4.7 x 6.8 X 0.7 inches, Hard Cover, old and brown pages, delicate - handle with care!

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        The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

      Grant Richards Ltd, London 1914 - Hardcover (rebound) in good condition. No jacket. First edition, first printing. The hardcover is a little discoloured, with a few tiny marks on the back. Spelling mistake on spine; 's' missing at the end of Philanthropists. Half title page is lightly marked. Partial split on the gutter of the title page; the early pages are a little loose and tanned. Page 3 has a small tear on the upper edge. Some of the pages are a little marked and foxed throughout. A few lightly creased page corners. The binding is intact with clear text. CM [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        En Manoeuvres. Le Tracteur Châtillon-Panhard.

      Mabileau & Co. Paris 1914 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, laid on board, mounted. Size: 90 cm x 45 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Vrai & Le Faux Chic.

      Succes Paris 1914 - Folio ( 47 x 53 cm). 22pp of text with coloured illustrations, 16 pages of full page pochoir prints,all bound in printed decorated covers with large gold scissors as a motif, slightly spotted on upper cover, some minor wear to the edge; overall a very good copy. In this lively album Sem illustrates pre war fashion with numerous illustrations of fashionable ladies in fashionable hats. Georges Goursat, or SEM (1863–1934), was a very famous French artist of the beginning of the twentieth century, the golden age of illustrated magazines and newspapers. He drew numerous caricatures of his contemporaries, published in newspapers such as L'Illustration and Le Rire, or in albums of his own. Attending fashionable events in casinos, horse races and Parisian cabarets and restaurants, he rubbed shoulders with the high society all the time, which became his favorite subject of depiction. "Sem had a remarkable ability to capture the characteristic feature of the face rather than providing its likeness. His albums of Parisian life authentically reflect the physiognomy of the famous era of the 1900s" (Benezit) Benezit vol. 12 p.981.

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        Tour de France Automobile 1914 - Buick.

      Paris Mabileau & Co 1914 - Hand-coloured pochoir print, laid on board, mounted. Size: 89.5 cm x 42.3 cm. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Zeitschrift für angewandte Anatomie und Konstitutionslehre. Bde. 1-7. (all. publ).

      Berlin, Verlag von Julius Springer, 1914-1921, 8, ca 2950 pp., mit 478 Abbildungen und 52 Tafeln, gebunden in 4 Halbleinenbänden d.Zt. Hrsg. unter der Mitwirkung von A. Freiherrn v. Eiselberg, A. Koilisko, F. Martius, F.Chvostek. Fortgeführt als 'Zeitschrift für Konstitutionslehre' (1922-1934).

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        Poemi lirici.

      - Bologna, Zanichelli, 1914. PRIMA edizione. In 16mo (cm. 19,7); copertina originale; pp. 130, (2). Axs

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        KAI SEN SHU: A THOUSAND VARIETIES OF SHELLS [Japanese Conchology Mollusks]

      [Kyoto 1914-15, Unsodo].Gold silk covers,400 color woodblock shell plates, English introduction, Latin and Japanese text, complete four vol. set, 17.8 x 24.7 cm., very clean copy in blue cloth Chitsu folding case & clasps. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** BY HIRASE YOICHIRO JAPAN'S EMINENT CONCHOLOGIST CATALOGUE OF 400 COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED JAPANESE MOLLUSKS HIRASE YOICHIRO [1859-1925]: Was Japan's most eminent, respected, celebrated, prolific conchologist, malacologist and collector of Japanese mollusks [shells]. In 1936 he established his private Conchology Museum in Kyoto. He was also the founder of the short-lived journal: "CONCHOLOGICAL MAGAZINE" in 1907. He was a diligent collector of Japanese shells and created the largest collection in Japan. The results were published in this set of 4 volumes. This lavishly color-illustrated catalogue of his collection is considered the best Japanese collection of shell varieties. His son, Shintaro Hirase [1884-1939] was also a conchologist. The majority of his collection of mollusks were destroyed during World War II. HIS COLLECTION CATALOG COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES: The complete set was in published in four silk-bound volumes, accordion folded pages, illustrating 400 different shells, including land and fresh-water examples. The explanation of plates [the index] lists entries in Katakana, Kanji [Japanese characters] and Latin. The preface was in English & Japanese. Per the introduction, the author stated: "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development." He continues in the English preface to the second volume: "...a peculiar art of our country." His meaning and preference was to use 'native Japanese color-woodblock printing, rather than using foreign [modern] colour machine lithography or the three-color machine printing process. THE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINT ILLUSTRATIONS: Each volume has 20 double-page color woodcut illustrations of shells. ISSUED SERIALLY: The work was issued serially, originally planned to be a ten volume set, covering 1000 different kinds of shells, but that did not pan out due to Hirase's a lack of funds. Hirase settled on 4 volumes, each with 20 color woodcut plates, illustrating 100 shells per volume. First Issued: vol.1:1914 vol.2:1915 vol.3:1915 vol.4:1914, reprinted in 1922, the last in the complete seri s. See below for more details on dates and reprints. CAUTION: The most desirable, best collectable sets are those which were kept as each volume was issued. They will be matching in all aspects: condition, color of cloth covers, high quality woodblock printing, wear patterns and consecutive or same date ranges. . There are some sets which have been made up from various odd volumes, They are most always greatly mismatched, the color of the gold covers vary greatly, and the wear patterns will also be very different from other volumes in the set. They may also have widely different date, or mixed dates. They are always of a lesser value. TOTAL NUMBER OF COPIES PRINTED: Woodblock-printed books had a limitation to the number of clean excellent copies that could be printed from the cherry-wood block. The water-based pigments saturated the wood, and the drying process inevitably caused warping or caused 'checking,' thus reducing the ability to print solid complete images, with excellent registry. Because of this limitation, prints were rushed off the woodblocks in groups of about 100-200 per printing run. As the blocks dried out overnight, they became less and less useful, producing poor quality images. Some woodblocks had to be re-carved to maintain high-quality print results. It is unknown if or how many blocks of this book were re-carved, but per the below its obvious the blocks could not last 23 years without some reworking. There is also the specter of the 1923 Kanto earthquake and the ensuing conflagration, that consumed a large part of Tokyo, and its booksellers and their inventory. Most of Tokyo was raised to the ground, everything destroyed. This was printed & published by Unsodo, Tokyo, although they also were also a Kyoto publisher. Bearing that in mind, its conceivable that a large number of inventory stored in Tokyo, along with the woodblocks were destroyed in the 1923 fire. We have no facts on this. If by chance the woodblocks were stored in Kyoto, then they were not lost in the Kanto fire. Based on the publisher's records, press run varies from 300 copies for the first printing of all four volumes to 100, 50 and 30 copies for later re-printings. Vol.1: 8 printings 1914-1937, total 880 copies. Vol.2: 5 printings 1915-1935, total 750 copies. Vol.3: 5 printings 1915-1933, total 650 copies. Vol.4: 3 printings 1922-1935, total 400 copies. Plus 30 copies re-printed in 1935 and 1937. See Calloman below. CONDITION: See each description for details. In general this is a very nice set. BINDINGS: The bindings are original gold silk. Each volume has its original title slip on the front cover. They are traditionally Japanese bound Orihon style [butterfly accordion folding leaves]. Very early, clean and solid copies CONTENTS: Each volume is exceptionally clean and very solid, no marks or old worming whatsoever. REFERENCES: Wikipedia: HIRASE, Yoichiro: [1909]. Kairui Tebikigusa. Dance: SHELLS. Dance states: "Kai Sen Shu is unique among conch logy publications and is highly prized by each fortunate owner of a copy," see page 126. His reference number 150. CONCHOLOGICAL MAGAZINE: IRASE&source=gbs_navlinks_s Paul Callomon.: DATES OF PUBLICATION OF YOICHIRO HIRASE'S KAI CHIGUSA." Dates of publication of Yoichiro Hirase's Kai Chigusa in The Nautilus 118, pp.175-176, 2004. Callomon was a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Callomon cites and reproduces a detailed list of all printings and dates of publication obtained from Unsodo by an American scientist, Alvin R. Cahn, in 1957. Paul Callomon and Akira Tada, Yoichiro Hirase and his role in Japanese Malacology in Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum no.4. Nishinomiya 2006. Yamada Unsodo Co., An Illustrated Catalogue of Books, Periodicals & Albums for Art & Artistic Designs. Kyoto 1915. For a similar, earlier title: nese-pattern-book Clench W. J. [1948]. "The Hirase collections of mollusks". The Nautilus 62(1): 34-35. Anonymous [1913]. "A conch logical museum for Japan". The Nautilus 27(2): 13-14, plate I. Not in Kerlen. .

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        Unknown Mongolia a Record of Travel and Exploration in North-West Mongolia and Dzungaria with Three Chapters on Sport By J.H. Miller Vols 1 & 2

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1914 Book Condition: Good Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Edition: First Edition Description: Vol 1 - xviii, 318 pp, 2 fold-out maps, 84 B&W plates. Vol. 2 - x, (pagination starts with p. 319 ) 341 pp, 4 maps, 84 B&W plates. With a forward by Lord Curzon, All maps are present and undamaged, Text is clean and unmarked. Volume 1 front hinge is cracked. Both volumes are bound in blue cloth with gold-stamped titles and have some fraying to spine ends, Vol 2 a little more so. Front endpapers, Volume 2, have a signature, date and personal bookplate of Talbot Mundy, (born William Lancaster Gribbon, April 23, 1879 to August 5, 1940) the world traveler and author of "King of the Khyber Rifles." among many many other mystical adventure books on the East and whose works are often cited as precoursers to many of the mid-twentieth century's most notable fantasy and science fiction novels. Included is the original prospectus for ordering these two books Pictures on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. By Talbot Mundy. 1st Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

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