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        Historical Records of Australia [complete set of the original issue in 33 volumes]

      Canberra: Library Committee of the Commonwealth Parliament. 1914-25.. Series I: Governors&#39; Despatches to and from England (26 volumes, 1914-25). Series III: Despatches and Papers relating to the Settlement of the States (6 volumes, 1921-23). Series IV: Legal papers (1 volume, 1922). 33 volumes in total, all published (at the time, see note re Series III below). The projected Series II was never issued. This set is uniformly bound in blue cloth with gilt titles and rules on the spines - the later binding (1970s) using, for most volumes, the original sheets (a few volumes were reprinted in 1971). A very good clean set. Owner&#39;s bookplate in each volume. <br>Also included: &#39;The Beginnings of Government in Australia&#39;, edited by Fredk Watson (Sydney, 1915). Folio. 23pp Preface and Introduction; facsimile documents, some folding. Original green cloth, title stamped in black on the upper board; a little light flecking, mostly around the extremities. Endpapers and the uncut edges spotted, with some spots on other pages, many the facsimile pages somewhat yellowed. Good to very good. Owner&#39;s details on front free endpaper. ***Series III was resumed in 1997 with the publication of Volume VII, covering despatches and papers relating to Van Diemen&#39;s Land in 1828; this volume is now out of print but we can supply new copies of Volumes VIII, IX & the newly-released Vol X. More volumes are planned, including a continuation of Series I relating to NSW. .

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        The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1914 - Second and revised edition. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DIXON at front blank. Large octavo, photogravure plates. Publisher&#146;s pictorial cloth stamped in Black, tan and white, top edge gilt (bit of spotting to covers, mild wear and soiling, bulked edge bumped at corner leaving tiny marginal impressions and short closed tear pp xi-plate page preceding page 9, else a very good copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joe Maynard]
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        La neve. Poema drammatico moderno

      Libreria della Voce 1914 Libreria della Voce, Firenze , 1914. Edizione Libreria della Voce, Firenze, 1914. In-8. Molto raro. Copertina lievemente scolorita con difetti marginali, su angoli e dorso. Firma d'appartenenza sul margine superiore destro della copertina. 135 pagine. Brossura editoriale. Prima edizione. 

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        Report of the Morris Canal Investigation Committee Appointed under Joint Resolution of April 12, 1912

      New Jersey: Morris Canal Investigation Committee, 1914. Very Good condition. SEE PHOTOS. Previous owner&#39;s name else a clean, unmarked copy. The spine is square and flat. NOT a library discard. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Softcover. 7" wide by 10" tall. Bound in the original stiff gray wraps, printed in black. Well illustrated with vintage photos of the Morris Canal and fold-out, color diagrams and drawings. 7 fold-out maps. Includes the report by Carrere & Hastings, Advisory Architects to the Morris Canal Investigating Committee of the NJ Legislature. Also has the report on "Suggested Improvements of Morris Canal in Jersey City" by F. Van Z. Lane, Consulting Engineer. Includes a 25 inch long fold-out diagram, (printed in black and red) entitled "Morris Canal, Proposed Extension along Second River." Another fold-out map, "Profile of the Morris Canal" with "Historical and Descriptive Notes" is 33 inch long. "Route of Morris Canal," a map that folds out 38 inches, locates all the canal&#39;s locks and incline planes. A fourth fold-out (29" long by 19" tall, also in black and red) is "Map Showing Route of Morris Canal from Hudson River to Main Line of the Central RR. of N. J. Together with Buildings and Railroad Tracks Immediately Adjacent Thereto." A fifth fold-out is a 39" long, detailed property map showing the route of the canal in red ink from Bayonne (Fiddler&#39;s Elbow) to the Hackensack River. It identifies the area&#39;s street names and lot numbers. Plan 6, Transportation Lines between New York, Newark and Patterson, measures 19" long by 19.5" tall. Plan 7, Morris Canal in Vicinity of Broad Street and Railroad Place, Newark folds out to 13&#39;&#39; by 10". Members of the Committee were appointed by New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, President of the Senate John D. Prince, and Speaker of the House Thomas F. McCran.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good condition. 173pp.

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        Churchill on Ulster

      This extremely scarce wartime pamphlet reproduces Churchill's speech of 14 March 1914 at St. George's Hall, Bradford, when Churchill spoke on behalf of the British Government at the height of Home Rule crisis of 1912-1914. Churchill's family had supported unyielding British control over Ireland. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, won political victories through his support of the Unionists in Ulster. Over time, Winston came to support Home Rule. In early 1912, Winston spoke in Belfast in favor of Home Rule - the same Belfast where his father, Lord Randolph, famously opposed Home Rule, declaring in 1886 "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right." Winston's 1912 reply: "Why cannot this great settlement be made? We have made friends with our enemies; can we not make friends with our comrades too?" This was a major and controversial event, involving extraordinary precautions to protect Churchill's physical safety from hostile crowds. The Home Rule crisis persisted into 1914. The crisis was of sufficient concern that on 13 March 1914 - the day before Churchill's speech - Prime Minister Asquith informed the King in some detail about the "military situation in Ulster" (then being investigated by a Cabinet committee of which Churchill was a member). Churchill was chosen to deliver a stern message to Ulster about the necessity for compromise and the consequences of rejecting it. Per Churchill bibliographer Martin Gilbert (Volume II, page 488), "The firm and measured tones in which Churchill spoke at Bradford had been approved in advance by Asquith" but the words were distinctly Churchillian, as was the eloquent and resolved gravity. The Home Rule crisis of 1912-1914 was sidelined by World War I. Nonetheless, Churchill would ultimately introduce the Irish Free State Bill, which won passage in 1922. In 1943, during Churchill's wartime premiership, the Socialist Party saw fit to reproduce Churchill's 14 March 1914 speech. They republished "this prophetic speech of Mr. Churchill's as an answer to those who would have us believe that the British Government have no responsibility for the near-fascist state created by British Imperial Interests in Ireland." The pamphlet is bound in illustrated paper wraps, wire-stitched, 16 pages in length, and measures 7.25 x 5 inches. Churchill's speech fills pages 5-15. Condition of the pamphlet is very good given age and fragility. The covers remain complete and attached with no losses. The two original bindings staples remain firmly attached, with only minor corrosion. The covers are lightly soiled and bear a horizontal crease, where the pamphlet was once folded. The contents are clean and complete with no markings. This address was subsequently collected in Churchill's Complete Speeches, Volume III, at pp.2222-33, under the title "The Ulster Situation". Bibliographic reference: Cohen A178.

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        Feats on the Fiord

      1914. In Unrecorded Binding Variantand Scarce Dust JacketWith All Plates in Color[RACKHAM, Arthur]. MARTINEAU, Harriet. Feats on the Fiord. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Coloured by W. Cubitt Cooke. London : J.M. Dent and New York: E.P. Dutton, n.d. [1914]. Second (and best) edition, with all the plates in color, in an unrecorded binding variant. Octavo (7 x 5 in; 178 x 127 mm). 128 pp. Eight color plates, including frontispiece. Publisher&#39;s original blue cloth pictorially and ornamentally stamped in gilt, gilt lettered and ornamented spine, onlaid color plate to upper board. Original pictorial dust jacket, printed in green. Neat gift signature to front paste-down. A fine copy in the very scarce dust jacket (jacket slightly chipped at top and bottom of spine).In the first edition of 1899, the plates, with the exception of the frontispiece, are in black and white, and the title page thus lacks the credit to W. Cubitt Cooke. Both Latimore & Haskell and Riall note binding in red or green cloth but not blue, as here.The half-title reads: Tales for Children from Many Lands Edited by F.C. Tilney."The Ingoldsby Legends commission [by Dent] was soon followed by another from Dent, for the eleven illustrations to Harriet Martineau&#39;s Feats on the Fjord. To be quite sure of getting the detail in the Norwegian costumes right, Rackham sought the advice of Dr. Hans Reusch, the friend he had made in Norway the year before" (Hamilton, Arthur Rackham: A Biography, pp. 50-51).Colorist William Cubitt Cooke was a friend of Rackham&#39;s, a fellow member of the Langham Sketching Club, a group organized by The Artist&#39;s Society, meeting at its London headquarters each Friday evening from October through May.Latimore and Haskell, p. 43. Riall, p. 122.

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        Churchill Ou le Courage, specially printed author's copy owned by Churchill's Aunt

      Here is a definitively unique and very special double association copy - the author Princess Bibesco's personal copy, printed specially for her by the publisher and given to her close friend, Winston Churchill's "favorite aunt" Leonie Jerome Leslie. "Churchill Ou le Courage" (published in English as "Sir Winston Churchill: Master of Courage") was authored by Churchill's longtime friend, the influential and colorful Romanian Princess Marthe Bibesco. Bibesco first met Churchill in April 1914 at a dinner party with French politicians on the eve of the First World War. They would become and remain friends until Churchill's death more than half a century later. Bibesco was highly educated, beautiful, exotic, engaging, and a prolific author. She spent her long life moving comfortably in the circles of Europe's royal, political, social, and intellectual elite. She was friend, confidante, and sometimes intimate of European monarchs and prime ministers. She knew not only Winston Churchill, but also members of his family, counting among her more intimate friends Churchill's aunt, Leonie Jerome (who would become Lady Leslie). Leonie Jerome Leslie was the youngest of the three Jerome sisters, with Churchill's mother Jennie being the eldest. Churchill maintained a lifelong relationship with his favorite aunt, growing especially close to her after his mother's death. Leonie would live to see her nephew in his finest hour, dying at the age of 78 during the war in 1943. In 1956, Bibesco turned her literary attention to her longtime friend. "Winston S. Churchill: Master of Courage" was first published in France. Here is an extraordinary copy. This is Princess Bibesco's personal copy, specifically printed for her by the publisher and then given as a gift to Lady Leonie Jerome Leslie and bearing her personal bookplate. As explicitly stated on the copyright page, two copies only were produced on Van Gelder paper (an expensive, high quality, hand made imported etching stock. It is a thick, heavy paper made in Holland. It has an ivory tonality with a soft, textured surface.) Also per the copyright page, this particular copy was "printed especially for S.A. [Sa Altesse (Her Highness)] Princess Bibesco of the Belgian Royal Academy". The ffep bears the decorative bookplate of Leonie Leslie. Inked directly below the bookplate are the words "Ex-libris de Lady Leslie née Leonie Jerome". Below that inscription is inked (in French) "Sent by Seymour Leslie your son, Palm Sunday 1956." Seymour Leslie was the third son of Leonie. For many years, it was standard practice in Europe - and particularly in France - to issue books in card covers with the expectation that the purchaser would have them bound in their preferred style. The sheets would be simply folded and bound, without edge trimming. Even given this tradition, this copy printed by the publisher for the author is clearly a flatteringly extravagant production. The Van Gelder paper is untrimmed with large, but regular, variations in the folding of the signatures, so that the untrimmed page edges present an unusual and highly distinctive appearance. Moreover, the sheets remain uncut. The Van Gelder paper lives up its reputation, remaining absolutely bright and beautiful, with a lovely appearance and texture. Spotting is confined to the untrimmed page edges and card covers, with no spotting present in the core printed contents. There is some wrinkling to the extreme corners of the largest untrimmed page edges, particularly at the lower corner. The original card stock binding is fully intact with no losses. There is light spotting to the front cover, heavier spotting to the blank rear cover, some wrinkling at the bottom of the spine, and a one inch tear at the bottom of the rear hinge. The spine is sun-toned, but all printed lettering is still legible. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A178.

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        Nachrichten von der Amerikanische Halbinsel Californien: mit einem zweyfachen Anhang falscher Nachrichten. Geschrieben von einem Priester der Gesellschaft Jesu, welcher lang darinn diese letztere Jahr gelebt hat.

      - De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 760; Cowan, 1914, p. 9; JCB 1817; Sabin 4363; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 157. First edition of a rare Americanum. Jakob Baegert (1717-1772), a German Jesuit, wrote an interesting and by no means glowing account of the natives and the country "California" (the Baja Peninsula). Cowan comments in his note that, "according to his accounts the country was absolutely unfit for habitation; it was inhabited by wild and ferocious beasts; peopled by cruel and inhospitable savages; water was unfit to use; wood was scarce; the soil would not sustain life". It was written to disabuse the public mind as to the rumoured mineral riches and pearls from California, which had spread from Mexico to Madrid, and Germany. The book is nonetheless filled with valuable ethnographical and historical information. Chapter 20 is devoted to the Waicuri language of the California Indians. The map shows the location of the many Jesuit missions in the Baja, and shows Baegert's route along the west coast of Mexico in 1751 and his return route in 1768, after the expulsion of the Jesuits.

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        Minuta autografa firmata ""Mussolini"" s.d. (1914)

      Minuta autografa in italiano firmata "Mussolini" scritta in relazione ad un discorso ai "fascisti di tutt'Italia" in occasione del terzo anno della rivoluzione fascista. Nel documento Mussolini ricorda le antiche virtù romane che erano obbedienza, saggezza e tenacia ed esorta i fascisti a continuare nella loro opera. 3 pagine sciolte, redatte al solo recto, la seconda mutila alla parte inferiore. Lacuna circolare a tre quarti della prima pagina senza ledere il testo, modesta lacuna al margine destro della terza pagina. Tracce di piegatura e lieve ossidazione.

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        American and British Claims Arbitration & Arbitration of Outstanding Pecuniary Claims Between Great Britain and the Unites States of America. CAYUGA INDIANS

      Ottawa: : Ottawa Government Printing Bureau, & F.A. Acland, King&#39;s Printer, 1914 - 1925, 1914. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. The last line includes: "(Appendix to Answer, Vol. III, pp, 968-972.)". In Vol. III, on pages 964 - 974 are "The Norton - Goulburn Letters". A number written by Captain John Norton. & Volume I. - Blue printed wraps VERY GOOD PLUS (smudge front cover, interior Near Fine). Pts. 1 & 2, pages 1-482; the hinges are split, Reply Annexes 1-99 The British Reply concerning the Canadian Cayugas&#39; claim to land in New York State which the U.S. believed they had forfeited their claims under the Treaty of 1795 by reason of their hostility to the United States. While George Washington was president, the British replied... "The testimony and documents submitted point to the fact that, immediately after the war of 1812 the Canadian Cayugas were led to believe that they had forfeited their claims under the Treaty of 1795 by reason of their hostility to the United States. Captain John Norton, an adopted Mohawk chief, so understood in December, 1815, and there is evidence that, on several occasions during the ensuing years, the Cayugas were informed by the authorities of the State of New York or by the United States Indian agent, that they had forfeited their rights." , page 32, Section 3 of Vol I: "The letter of Captain John Norton of 1st December, 1815, which is invoked by the Answer as a presentment of the claim for such interposition, was not written with, or understood as having, any such intention or object." About 25 lines, including quotes from the letter. , Volume II Pts. 3, 4 & 5, pgs 483-938 + Index; Reply Annexes 1-99 DISBOUND Blue printed wraps, Interior text block Very Good but for the title-page which is torn at the staples. The spine is worn, the paper cover is intact but is becoming detached.& This is a list of Reply Annexes which are a companion to the British Reply, Volume I, concerning the Cayuga&#39;s claim to land in New York State which the U.S. believed they forfeited their claims under the Treaty of 1795 by reason of their hostility to the United States.& Vol, III Pts. 6, 7, & 8, pgs. 939-1222 + Map No. 1 in rear pocket (Map No. 2 is missing, otherwise Very GoodGrey printed wraps, VERY GOOD PLUS (clean & sound, minor wear).& Vol IV, Supplement, Reply Annexes 100 - 149.& Reply Annexes dating from 18 August 1783 to 21 February 1840 regarding negotiations with the Six Nations to their eventual surrender. Includes an "Essay by Horatio Hale respecting Red Jacket&#39;s Official Home and Rank" which this "eminent philologist and scholar has kindly contributed". These Annexes were printed after the "Reply" as it was thought that they may be of some assistance to the Tribunal. Includes some documents from "Canadian Indian Treaties and Surrenders" which are referred to in the Index of the Reply but not printed therein.

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        Oh! James! (First Edition)

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1914. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a fresh, very close to Fine dust jacket. Jacket is pristine but for the slightest bit of creasing at the crown. Although uncredited in the final production, Edginton&#39;s novel is the basis for the stage play "My Lady Friends" (The New York Times, "One Farce - Seven Authors," December 14, 1919). The play, in turn, became the basis for the Broadway musical "No, No, Nanette," which was then filmed twice, once in 1930 and again in 1940. An exceptional copy of a book that is uncommon in any kind of jacket.

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        Oh! James!

      Little, Brown. Hardcover. B004QXCR3A ~Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Light shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Decorated light green cloth over boards, gold gilt lettering to front cover and spine, light to moderate wear to edges and corners of covers, some rubbing and bumping, slight discoloration, signed by previous owner on FFEP. A very hard-to-find title in the 1914 1st edition from Little, Brown and Company. Although uncredited in the final production, Edginton&#39;s novel is the basis for the stage play "My Lady Friends" (The New York Times, One Farce Seven Authors, December 14, 1919). The play, in turn, became the basis for the Broadway musical "No, No, Nanette," which was then filmed twice, once in 1930 and again in 1940. . Very Good.

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        Heraldry in Scotland. 2 volumes. Limited edition with signed etched frontispiece

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Covers lightly bumped. Frontispiece etching offset onto title page in volume I. Minor foxing to prelims otherwise contents VG. Teg. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. 1914. Edition de Luxe. 91/540. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with vellum/gilt spine. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). xxxi, 200pp; 314pp. Tissue guarded plates and illustrations in the text. &#39;Including a recension of the &#39;Law and Practice of Heraldry in Scotland&#39; by the late George Seton, Advocate. Of the 540 copies for sale numbers 1 to 210 are on hand-made paper and have an etched frontispiece by Mr. D.Y. Cameron, of the Royal Arms of Scotland carved on the Abbey Church of Melrose. Signed by publisher and signed etched frontispiece. Book-plate of David Wilson Bogie Advocate Sheriff in Aberdeen. .

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      Edward Arnold 1914 - 1st 1914. Very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. xvi + 316 pages. Free endpapers lightly browned. A few scattered foxspots to contents. Corners bumped but overall a bright copy. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Dulac, Edmund. Very good condition with no wrapper. Brown floral decorated cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. Matching floral endpapers. Twenty-three tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Decorated borders to text. 221 numbered pages. Covers clean, corners and edges lightly rubbed. Small nick in cloth at top of spine. Small hole to middle of spine with loss of cloth where something has pierced the binding leading to very small closed tears to gutter edges inside pages 143-153 affected (margin only). Small unobtrusive inscription in ink to half-title page. First inner hinge pulled but binding still tight. 1" small closed tear to inner margin only (not affecting text) pages 41 & 43. All plates present and in beautiful condition.A nice copy. [S]

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        Tender Buttons Objects Food Rooms

      New York: Claire Marie, 1914. 78 pages + 1 page publisher&#39;s announcements at back; Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) Avante-garde American writer, eccentric, and self-styled genius, whose Paris home was a salon for the leading artists and writers of the period between World Wars I and II. (Merriam); yellow paper covered boards, circular green cover title paste-on; some edge, tips wear and chipping to binding, spine paper darkened, about half gone; volume in good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Eisho Hyakucho Gafu. [Eisho&#146;s Album of 100 Varieties of Birds]

      Unsodo.. Taisho 3 (1914).. Volume I only. Striking colour and black and white woodblocks of birds over 50 pages. 4 preliminary leaves of text. Some occasional browning on plates but in general most images are clean with the exception of one double page woodblock which is heavily marked. Five hole Japanese stab binding with decorative gilt sprinkling on upper cover, worn and soiled, with a little insect damage but generally clean and sound. Eisho was regarded as one of Japan&#39;s master ornithological artists. .

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        The Struggle for Scutari (Turk, Slav, and Albanian). Illustrated by photographs and sketches by the author

      London: Edward Arnold. Very Good. 1914. First Edition. Hardback. Original red cloth, spine lettered gilt, upper board lettered in black. Tissue protected frontis., many b/w photos (complete as called for), b/w in-text illustrations, index. Spine somewhat sunned, board edges just a little faded. Clean and tight with very minimal damp spotting to f.e.p.. A very nice copy. ; See Bland 519, Young 188, Hetzer & Roman A-0515. Edith Durham, champion of the Albanians whose best known work was "High Albania" here recounts the history of Albania between 1910 and 1914. She describes Serbian and Montenegrin atrocities in Northern Albania and the authoress&#39;s relief work there. ; xi[i]+320pp pages .

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        In Dickens&#39;s London

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons,, 1914. Twenty-Two Photogravure Proofs Reproducing the Charcoal Drawings by F. Hopkins Smith. 22 loose photogravure proofs. Each matted and housed in the publisher&#39;s folder. An excellent set in the original folder. First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Heraldry in Scotland. 2 volumes. Limited edition with signed etched frontispiece

      Glasgow: James Maclehose and Sons, 1914.. Edition de Luxe. 91/540. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover with vellum/gilt spine. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Covers lightly bumped. Frontispiece etching offset onto title page in volume I. Minor foxing to prelims otherwise contents VG. Teg. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). xxxi, 200pp; 314pp. Tissue guarded plates and illustrations in the text. 'Including a recension of the 'Law and Practice of Heraldry in Scotland' by the late George Seton, Advocate. Of the 540 copies for sale numbers 1 to 210 are on hand-made paper and have an etched frontispiece by Mr. D.Y. Cameron, of the Royal Arms of Scotland carved on the Abbey Church of Melrose. Signed by publisher and signed etched frontispiece. Book-plate of David Wilson Bogie Advocate Sheriff in Aberdeen.

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        Chance: a Tale in Two Parts

      London: Methuen, [1914]. First edition, first published state, with 1914 cancel title. Without closing quotes around Narcissus on verso of half-title. 8vo. vii, [i], 406, [2] pp., + 8 pp. catalogue dated "Autumn 1913". Original green gilt- decorated cloth (Cagle&#39;s binding b). Fine. Smith, p. 58; Cagle A17a10 . A fine copy of Conrad&#39;s first major commercial success. A binders&#39; strike delayed publication, consequently all but a handful of copies of the first printing have a cancel title dated 1914 on the verso

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        History of Scranton and Its People, Two Volume Set

      New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914. The History of Scranton, Pennsylvania and Its People is an outstanding quality set of the most important and valuable study of the history of Scranton and the surrounding area. This first edition set rarely comes on the market, we have never seen this set in such fine condition. These are the must have volumes for those who cherish the history of Scranton and the surrounding area. This huge two volume set was published in 1914 by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York City. The two volumes are in amazingly fine condition. Both volumes have red boards with pebbled leather backing and corners, bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Both have stiff marbled end papers and marbled edges to text block and were issued without dust jackets. Volume 2 description follows Volume 1 specifics. Volume 1, an almost perfect copy, shows very light shelf wear to the boards. The very tight binding reflects that the book has probably never been read. The boards are bright, no chipping, rubbing or bumping. Book has frontis, plates, portraits, maps, well presented in 532 pages. There is very minimal foxing early in Volume 1. Volume 1 presents chapters focusing on the genesis and early development of Scranton, the early railroads, the development of coal mining, sketches of early founders, early plat information with infrastructure details, growth between Providence and Slocum Hollow, businesses in the mid-1800&#39;s, Scranton&#39;s poor district, charities, early amusements, more on early prominent citizens, the church in the development of the city, the medical and legal professions, local municipal organizations, military service, fraternal and secret societies, banks and financial institutions, Scranton Board of Trade, list of postmasters, religious and benevolent associations, the music scene, societies and clubs, famous notable events and newspapers and newspapermen. We doubt you will ever find a better copy of this amazing volume. It is difficult to believe, but Volume 2 is in better condition than Volume 1. Volume 2 boards show practically no rubbing, the gilt on the spine is a little brighter than Volume 1. There is a small sticker on the inside back cover top left, a small ding to bottom of back board, otherwise this book is perfect. Volume 2 sets forth 695 pages of extensive biographies of Scranton pioneers and founders. These biographies are very detailed, with an extensive index at end of book. Volume 2 is not as sexy as the wonderful Scranton history presented in Volume 1, but the true study of history revolves around those making and participating in that history, not just important events. This is why Hitchcock wrote Volume 2 with such intensity. The full page portraits of the prominent pioneers and founders are stunning. As with Volume 1, the almost perfect book and tight binding indicate to us that this book has probably never been read. As with Volume 1, we doubt you will find a finer copy. We specialize in books about Scranton and the surrounding area.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Issued Without Jacket.

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        Eh. Manuskript mit Korrekturen

      [Jan. 1914].. 23,5 x 14,5 cm. 34-zeil. Gefalt. in den Bugstellen einger. Druckvorlage von "Das wollen wir uns ansehen, ob ich nicht die Mauer anschauen darf!..." Veröffentlicht in der "Fackel" Nr. 391/392, S. 12 im Jan. 1914. - Beiliegt 1 S. zeitgen. Abschrift (typoskr.)

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        Chinese Pictorial Art, Illustrated by Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions from the Author?s Collection with Descriptions and Notes on the History of Drawing, Writing, etc., Translated from Standard Chinese Authors. [AND:] Supplement Illustrating a Few Interesting Pieces of Bronze, Ceramics, and Jade

      Shanghai, Printed by the Commercial Press, 1914.. Two parts in one volume. Quarto. Pp. 324, iv; 74. Coloured frontispiece. Numerous collotype and coloured plates interleaved with text leaves. Each plate protected with a facing tissue-guard. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s lovely silk-covered boards, sewn with threads in traditional Chinese style, upper board richly illustrated in gilt, and with gilt lettering, bit discoloured, cloth over spine rubbed off, spine heads bit worn. In a very fine internal condition. Excellent interior, exceptionally well preserved, crisp plates. - - First, limited deluxe edition. Copy number 65 from a LIMITED DELUXE EDITION of 66, the limitation being authenticated by the ístasiatiska Museet, Stockholm. Includes list of dynasties; notes on the history and technique of Chinese drawing and painting; supplement of plates illustrating Chinese bronzes, ceramic art, and jade. Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Uncommon in such fine internal condition.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        La Guerre en Bulgarie et en Turquie - onze mois de campagne : I. Notes et impressions. - II. Les blesses. / par le Professeur Octave Laurent

      Paris : A. Maloine, 1914. 1st Edition. Description: 383p. : illus, 302 b/w photos ; 22cm. Subjects: War --Bulgaria --Turkey. Balkans --War --History. Language: French. Near fine copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, half leather-backed marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Previous owner&#39;s inked stamp to prelims. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Paris Qui Reste Vieux Hotels Vielles Demeures-La Rive Gauche Et L&#39;ile Saint-Louis; and Paris Qui Reste Vieux Hotels Vielles Demeures Rive Droite

      Paris. Librarie Rene Colas. 1914, 1924. Fabulously custom bound in 3/4 gilt ruled crushed morocco and cloth covered boards. Gilt ruled spine compartment with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt tooled head and tailpieces. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. Thick square 8vo. 10.0"x 11.0". These Editions are limited to 1010 numbered copies each, of which these are #s 459 and 527. Illustrated with 200 full page photogravures of interiors and exteriors of Parisian hotels.. A spectacular compendium of photographs depicting Parisian hotels. A superb architectural and design reference of the period. A Very Fine, pristine set, in a beautiful custom binding.

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        Histoire d&#39;Aladdin et de la lampe magique (des contes des mille nuits et une nuit), selon le texte de J. C. Mardrus

      Péking / Paris: Georges Crès / Presses du Pei-T&#39;Ang, 1914. Livre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. limitée. Grand In-8. Péking / Paris, Georges Crès / Presses du Pei-T&#39;Ang, 1914. (Collection coréenne composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen). 2 volumes grand in-8, 29 x 18,5 cm, 87 pp. en pagination continue sur papier plié à la chinoise, nombreux ornements de calligraphie arabe, couvertures souples brunes muettes reliées à la chinoise par du fil de soie verte, portefeuille de l&#39;éditeur couvert de soie verte, fermoirs en ivoire. L&#39;un des 570 exemplaires sur vergé pelure, seul papier après 30 sur papier de tribut et 30 autres sur vergé nacré (n° 250). L&#39;un des trois titres édités par Victor Segalen à Pékin, avec "Stèles" et "Connaissance de l&#39;Est" de Claudel. Comme il l&#39;indique dans la justification de l&#39;édition, "Sans doute, aucun des ornements de ce livre n&#39;appartient à la Bibliophilie Chinoise proprement dite (à l&#39;exceptionde la mise en page double et du gros onglet qui forme la moirure noire des tranches). Mais les Caractères étrangers, les maximes Arabes qui le décorent, ont été choisis et gravés à Péking par des calligraphes chinois auxquels ils étaient familiers : car les Mahométans sujets de la Chine sont nombreux." Soie du portefeuille décolorée par endroits. Parfait pour le reste..

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        The Life And Letters Of Lord Macaulay By His Nephew. Enlarged And Complete Edition (1908)

      Longmans, Green, And Co. May be unread. Inside mostly near fine with occasional slight foxing, more towards ends or at page edges. Edges and endpapers marbled, top edge dulled. Green, tan and red leather with gilt titling, spine bands and extra decoration including to edges; scratch to front and slight scuffs. No dust jacket. Gilt motif of Glasgow Academy (Academia Glasguensi) on front. 1914 Glasgow Academy prize label for WAS Couper (?) inside front cover. New Impression 1909 of the 1908 Silver Library Enlarged And Complete Edition. 755 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 778g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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        Original copperplates for East of the Sun and West of the Moon;

      [London: Hodder & Stoughton,], [1914]. the illustration entitled "And this time she whisked off the wig; and there lay the lad, so lovely, and white and red... Four engraved copperplates, each measuring approximately 183 × 134 mm, mounted in a row, together with a full-colour pull of the image, framed and glazed. Traces of green patina where copper has slightly oxidised, else fine condition. Original copperplates made for the four-colour separation process used to produce the final image published opposite p. 152 in the book. This remarkable survival shows Nielsen&#39;s painstaking artistic technique in building up the four-colour process (Rackham used a three-colour process) to produce the rich and complex illustrations for his deluxe books.

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        Letter from Father Stanislaus, dated Sept. 23, 1914 with, possibly, an early photo of the author James Joyce (Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man?)

      Dublin: Letter. 1914. Letter. Very Good. Letter from "Father Stanislaus" dated Sept. 23, 1914 on the stationary of the Franciscan Capuchin Friary in Dublin. With original envelope, addressed to Miss Edie Kelly in Cork, concerning her upcoming marriage. Enclosed is a portrait of a young man identified on the rear as "May 1899, James Joyce, Dublin." Points in favor of identifying this as one of the earliest known portrait of the author James Joyce are: 1) Joyce would have been 17 at the time, entering University College in Dublin. The young man in the picture looks about that age. 2) It&#39;s hard to imagine any other young man named James Joyce with a connection to Stanislaus -- the name of Joyce&#39;s brother and the middle name of his father -- a distinctly uncommon name in Dublin. 3) This could be addressed to the daughter of a friend of their father&#39;s named Kelly, from southern Ireland, near Cork, who was known to have visited the Joyces in Bray with his several children, when James and Stanislaus were boys. However, points in favor against such identification are 1) From all evidence, Stanislaus was teaching in Trieste in 1914, and seems to have no connection with the Friary. In fact, he made a number of anti-Catholic statements in his middle age. 2) The closest comparable photo we could find of Joyce is at age 20, where his distinctive rheumy eyes are readily apparent; he does not look at all like the youth in this photo, except, perhaps, the set of the jaw and the cast of the mouth. A risk, certainly, but possibly a monumental find. Please contact us with any questions.

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      1914. Good. [RODIN, Auguste] RODIN: SA VIE, SON OEUVRE. Ouvrage orne de cent trente illustrations d&#39;un bois de P.-E. Vibert, d&#39;apres le buste en bronze de Rodin par Mlle Camille Claudel, et de deux hors-texte, dont l&#39;un en couleurs sur papier d&#39;arches, tire&#39;s a cent exemplaires et representant deux dessins ine&#39;dits du maitre. Paris: Editions Artistiques de l&#39;Art et les Artistes, 1914. First edition, limited and signed: This copy is number 84 of one hundred signed by Rodin on the verso of the t.p. Many black and white photographic illustrations throughout showing Rodin and his work, and a wood-engraving of Camille Claudel&#39;s bronze portrait bust of Rodin. Regarding the two reproductions of unpublished drawings to be laid-in mentioned on the t.p., one has been bound-in after p. 72 and the other, the color illustration on Arches paper, is missing. The text begins with an introductory essay by Octave Mirabeau, followed by a biography of Rodin, more essays by other contributors, a collection of heretofore unpublished thoughts by Rodin, a census of his works located in France and abroad, and a bibliography of writings about Rodin. [6], 112 pp. Small folio, 30.5 x 21 cm., specially bound by Polly Hemenway in three-qiuarter black morocco with marbled sides, matching endpapers, t.e.g. A note on the first fly-leaf explains that this copy was given to the Russian-born American sculptor Bashka&#39; Paeva&#39; (i.e. Paeff ) by Mrs. Julius Rosenwald, wife of one of the founders of Sears Roebuck, in 1915, and that it was bound by Hemenway in 1917. The volume shows light wear along bottom edges of boards, a small bit of scuffing on upper board, and has been skillfully rebacked in matching leather. It is a clean and handsome copy overall, in very good condition. OCLC FirstSearch lists only five copies.

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      Boston: Gorham Press, (1914). First Edition. hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper and clamshell box. First book by this multiple Pulitzer Prize winner, perhaps the greatest playwright of the American theater. Atkinson AI-1-I: 1000 copies printed. This copy in the very scarce original white printed dustwrapper which has only minor soiling, a one-inch jagged closed tear to the top of the front panel and two rather small repaired chips to the spine tips not affecting any lettering. The book itself is Very Good, the only defect being some adhesive remnant on the front pastedown from the removal of a bookplate. Housed in a recently repaired 1/2 morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Traité d'Anatomie Humaine

      Paris: Masson et Cie, 1914. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. Co-authors A. Nicolas, Poirier and others. Nine of the total of 13 parts ('Fascicules') of this work bound in seven half-leather volumes. Diagrams are coloured where needed. Dates range from 1903 to 1914. The volume sequences do not match those originally intended; as well as having been bound according to the preferences (presumably) of the original owner, four sections ('Fascicules') are not included. Contents are as follows (using 'Volume' to refer to the physical volumes which I am selling, and 'Tome' to refer to the original volume numbers as listed in the publication advertisement): Volume I contains Tome 2, Fascicule 1,- Myologie. Volume II contains Tome IV, Fascicule 1- Tube Digestif and Tome III, Fascicule 2- Appareil Respiratoire. Volume III contains Tome IV, Fascicule 3- Annexes du Tube Digestif. Volume IV contains the original Tome I, which is an overview and covers Embryology, Osteology and Arthrology, with no sub-divisions into Fascicules. Volume V contains Tome III, Fascicule 3- Systeme Nerveux- les Nerfs, and Tome 2, Fascicule 3, Les Lymphatiques. Volume VI contains Tome II Fascicule 2- Angeiologie. Volume VII contains Tome V Fascicule 2, Les Organes des Sens. Condition notes: Occasional labelling added to a few diagrams, in ink. Previous owner's bookplate to front paste down of each volume. Boards rather knocked and worn- but overall a clean, sound collection. If you have any questions at all about the details of the contents of each physical volume please do contact me.

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      1914. 2. (ALDIN,CECIL)illus. JACK AND JILL by May Byron. NY: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, [1914]. Large 4to (10 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light edge rubbing and slight cover soil, clean tight and VG++. 1st U.S. edition. The adventures of Jack the dog and Jill the cat told from their point of view. Featuring 24 wonderful color plates and color pictorial title page by Aldin. A great copy, scarce in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Sinbad the Sailor & Other Stories

      1914. Fine. DULAC, Edmund. Sinbad the Sailor & Other Stories. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. 223pp. Large hardcover edition bound in patterned tan cloth with lavish gilt-stamped illustration. Very slight wear to corners, head, and tail. Contains all 23 listed illustrations. Interiors are clean and bright with rich marginal accents throughout the text. A bit of soil on the back cover, a near fine, bright pleasing copy of a wonderfully illustrated book.

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        Sinbad the Sailor

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (ca. 1914). First edition thus. Large, thick quarto. Red cloth spine, paper covered boards wth printed label on cover and spine. 23 exquisite tipped-in illustrations in color by Edmund Dulac, captioned with tissue guards. Decorative borders throughout. Paper on cover boards heavily worn, else remarkably well-preserved internally with very little signs of wear, near fine.

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        Documents Re the Drowning of George H. White While Working at the Bow River Syphon Camp, Alberta on the Construction of a Steel Bridge by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Company Contractors

      Alberta 1914. (Documents) Good to very good. Consisting of: 7 Page Royal North West Mounted Police - Lethbridge - Suffield Detachment, Report of Statements by witnesses of the drowning of George H. White (Ruled Legal Paper One Side Only) dated 8 July 1914; A Postcard Dated July 9th, 1914 from the sister of George H. White to her sister Emma re the news; a typed Letter Signed from "The Southern Alberta Land Company, Limited" dated 20th July 1914 and Signed by James Young - Superintendent of Construction; and one and one half page manuscript letter signed, on Royal North-West Mounted Police legal size letterhead with a signed carbon copy of a Letter dated 16th August 1914 and signed by F. Thompson, Constable (In Charge of the Detachment). Rare to find a group of original documents relating to an incident by the Royal North-West Mounted Police. The bridge having been completed and the men packed and ready to ship out on the afternoon train, a few men decided to cool off on the hot day by taking a swim in the Bow River, George and another workmen ran in to difficulty trying to swim across the Bow River, some 250 yards, and George drowned and his body was recovered at Medicine Hat where he received a Protestant burial on the instructions of one of his brothers..

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        Les Caves du Vatican, sotie par l&#39;auteur de Paludes

      Paris: Nouvelle Revue Française, 1914. Livre. Illus. by Paul Albert Laurens. Bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. in folio. Paris, Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1914. 2 volumes in-8, 23 x 14,5 cm, 282 (4), 293 (9) pp., portrait de Gide au vernis mou par Paul Albert Laurens en frontispice du 1er tome, brochés, couvertures orange imprimées. Edition originale, parue sans nom d&#39;auteur (quoique le nom de Gide soit gravé dans le frontispice). Tirage à 550 exemplaires, tous sur papier à chandelle des papeteries d&#39;Arches (n° 143). "André Gide a contrôlé de bout en bout la publication des Caves du Vatican, qu&#39;il considérait comme la grande oeuvre de sa maturité. (...) Les caractères retenus sont ceux qui avaient été utilisés l&#39;année précédente par Emile-Paul pour Le Grand Meaulnes d&#39;Alain-Fournier, et l&#39;on a apporté un soin scrupuleux à la correction des épreuves" (Vignes, Boudrot, Bibliographie des Ed. de la NRF). L&#39;édition courante, parue peu après, sera avec le nom de l&#39;auteur, sans le portrait, et en un seul volume. Dos insolés et rousseurs marginales au début du tome I et en fin du tome II. (NAVILLE, XLIV-79 ; VIGNES, 54).

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        The Heart of Britain&#39;s Empire Here is Spread Out For Your View it Shows You Many Stations & Bus Routes Not a Few. You Have Not the Time to Admire It All? Why Not Take A Map Home to Pin on Your Wall!

      London.: The Westminster Press.. nd. 1914.. Color pictorial / pictographic map 29 1/2 x 37 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Light wear to edges and along folds, now minimized by linen backing; bright, clean condition. This is the retail edition of MacDonald Gill&#39;s first map for the London Underground, an innovative design which sparked a revival in pictorial mapmaking around the world. .

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        SKØNVIRKE. Meddelelser fra Selskabet for dekorativ Kunst. 1.-13. årgang.

      Redigeret af Jørgen Storck. Gennemillustr. København 1914-27. Indbundet i fem samtidige halvlæderbind. Én tavle løs.. Det udkomne

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        Printed broadside: First Time Here: Mexico At War and Peace - Moving Pictures

      San Francisco: Francis-Valentine Co. Show Printers, [1914]. Large printed broadside, 28" x 21" (ca 72cm x 54cm). Vertical and horizontal folds; paper somewhat toned and fragile, with mended splits along folds at center and margins; old clear tape adhesions to verso; a Good, unrestored example. Unbacked. & & Very early nickelodeon-era film poster, advertising documentary footage of the ongoing Mexican Revolution, which by 1914 had reached fever pitch. No venue is specified, but given the imprint, presumably for a San Francisco theater. Text identifies General Venustiano Carranza as "the new Ruler of Mexico," dating the poster to approximately 1914. Rather fragile, but an attractively-printed item. The Francis-Valentine Co. of San Francisco appears to have been active as a printer of theatrical and entertainment broadsides from the early 1880s through the first decades of the 20th century. No copies located in any institutional collection.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Travel and Signature Diary of American Poet and Diplomat Leonard Van Noppen and his wife, Ada Van Noppen [Signed by Leonard Van Noppen, Ada Van Noppen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, E. B. White, Francis Grierson, Edwin Markham, Catherine Markham, Jesse B. Rittenhouse, Kahlil Gilbran, Anatole France, Max Weber, Kathryn White Ryan, Mary Cummings Eudy, Charles Elkins Matthews, Alma Reed, James Thurber, Sherwood Anderson, John O&#39;Hara, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Dorothy Parker; and others]

      The World: Leonard and Ada Van Noppen, [N. D.]. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $19,000. The original Travel and Signature Diary of Leonard Van Noppen and his wife Adah Van Noppen, bound in the Diary&#39;s original vellum. Leonard Charles Van Noppen was a Dutch-born, American-educated, academic and Professor at Columbia University, translator, and Poet, who also served as an American Naval Attache at the Hague and who, as a member of the United States Naval Reserves authored "The Challenge: War Chants of the Allies, Wise and Otherwise". Some of his Poems, along with those of Rudyard Kipling, John Galsworthy, Edith Wharton, G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Henry Van Dyke, Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, John Masefield, and others, were Anthologized in "A Treasury of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War, 1914&#151;1919". Van Noppen is also noted for his translation of Joost van den Vondel&#39;s "Lucifer" into English. Van Noppen and his wife, Adah (who was associated with the Universal Order, a mystical cult), traveled the world and met numerous Literary and Political figures, many of which have signed this Diary, often with inscriptions of various natures. The many signatures and entries include the following: F. Scott Fitzgerald (signed "June 1936 / Scott Fitzgerald"), Willa Cather, Kahlil Gibran ( who wrote "and now let us sing altogether", followed by his signature), Francis Grierson (pen name of Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard) the author, composer, pianist, and spiritualist, who declared himself to be "...a world famous mystic, seer, inspirational musician, and authority on prophecies, visions, and cosmic consciousness", whose audiences often included Royalty, and who claimed that, in his performances, he channeled famous composers then deceased, Edwin Markham (who signed twice, once under his inscription "We sell our eyes for candles! /Edwin Markham / Oct. 1927") and his wife Catherine, herself a noted children&#39;s author and lecturer on child labor and social reforms, Emilie Lind-af-Hageby, a Swedish countess, feminist, and animal rights activist who founded the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society and who served as President of the London Spiritualist Alliance and who co-authored "The Shambles of Science" which led to England&#39;s "Brown Dog" affair, Jessie B. Rittenhouse, spiritualist, poet and editor of Poetry Anthologies, Max Weber, Benoy Kumar Sar Kar - an Indian author, Nationalist, and close friend of Mahatma Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu -- a leader of India&#39;s Congress Party who was arrested with Mohandas Gandhi, Eugene Higgins - the American Socialist, Painter, and printmaker, Kathryn White Ryan - who signed under her autograph poem "The Turquoise Bowl", Fashion Designer and Poet Mary Cummings Eudy - who signed under her autograph poem "I Believe", George Grey Bernard, Anatole France, Charles Elkins Matthews, Aldous Huxley who signed beneath his "with good wishes", Alma Reed, E. B. White, as well as a pasted-in card signed by James Thurber, Sherwood Anderson, John O&#39;Hara, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Dorothy Parker. The Diary contains many other signatures, many of which we have not yet researched and many of which have been researched and identified, and comes with a document noting the Diary&#39;s many entries and information about many of the signers. The Diary is in Very Good condition, with a large yawn due to the shrinking of the vellum, and with some toning to the pages, one of which is partially loose but holding firmly. Numerous items gathered by the Van Noppens are loosely laid in. Altogether A REMARKABLE GATHERING OF SIGNATURES AND INSCRIPTIONS FROM MANY NOTABLE PERSONS IN ART, LITERATURE, POLITICS, AND SPIRITUALISM. RARE.

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        Porto Pi in der Bucht von Palma de Mallorca

      Prag, Heinr. Mercy Sohn 1914.. gr.-8°. XXXI, 709 S. Mit 8 Tafeln (dav. 2 gefalt.) u. 1(v. 2) mehrf. gefalt. Plan. OLn. 1 Plan (Plano del Fondeadero de Porto Pi) fehlt. Einband leicht staubfleckig. 1 Bl. m. kleinem Einriss. Nur vereinzelt unbedeutend stockfl. Holzmann-Boh. VII, 8071

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        Signed Original Autograph Letter & Photo Display

      n.p. n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918]: Gide, 1918 1947 Nobel Prize in literature. Gide&#39;s career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. Als, Cuverville, n.d. [July 9th, c 1914 -1918]. With an original 7"x 9" signed photo portrait by Reiss, Berlin. A particularly important Document & Original Photo Display, double glazed [recto/verso] & framed to an overall size of 21" x 24" [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [8" 1/2 x 6" 1/4] [1" 3/4 x 13"] in a handsome mottled brown antique finish & decorated wood frame, triple matted, gilt filets in three windows. A fabulous letter about Kipling, Whitman, the NRF & the delicacies of translating "Leaves of Grass"; the unnamed recipient, possibly, Léon Bazalgette, [1873-1929] soon to become the noted French biographer & translator of both Whitman & Thoreau & who did title & publish Leaves of Grass, as: "Feuilles d&#39;herbes"; this als, the possible genesis of the title&#39;s translation. The first issue of the Nouvelle Revue Française, [NRF], appeared in February 1909 but ceased publication in 1914. In 1919, under the leadership of Gide&#39;s good friend, Jacques Rivière, [1886-1925], [champion of: Proust & Joyce], the NRF began again, & featured the works of major Anglo & American writers including Conrad who Gide translated [Typhoon] & Whitman in whom Gide recognized extraordinary genius. Kipling&#39;s poem "France" was originally published in 1913. Eng.. Trans: "Dear Friend, / Yesterday, in Paris, where I was spending two days, I gave your address to Jacques Rivière; you will probably receive a letter from him about Kipling&#39;s poem on France of which the French newspapers recently published a translation. / You will have certainly found, as I did, this ode of great beauty. The NRF intends to quote it in its next issue and we had thought that perhaps it would need to be retranslated and therefore, quite naturally, we thought of you. If you think there are authorizations to ask for, rights, etc. we would only have to give an abridged version. You would then only choose the best parts since I think one always has the right to give a quote. Rivière would get you the text in case you don&#39;t have it. / And this of course, if it doesn&#39;t bother you! But I don&#39;t think so; it is too beautiful and we cannot let it pass unnoticed. / When I came back I found your letter. You know better than I if "Leaves of grass" is the equivalent of "Brins d&#39;herbe" which I would prefer in this case. The question is the following: does one usually say "Leaves of grass" as we would usually say "Brins d&#39;herbe", or is there a research, a new association of words, which, in this case, "feuilles d&#39;herbes" would express better. / Yours truly, André Gide". Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters. Framed & Glazed.

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        Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia

      London: MacMillan and Co. Limited 1914, 1st Edition. () [xx] 516 + 2pp catalogue at rear. Very good. Quarto. Publisher&#39;s green cloth; gilt ornament to front board. Spine title in gilt; some creasing to crown, foot slightly shelfworn. Corners bumped. Upper edge gilt; fore and lower edges untrimmed. Former owner&#39;s name in ink to front fly, red ink stamp to same with small offset to paste-down. Illustrated with B / W plates from photographs, coloured folding map. Small tear to 357pp; not intrusive. A tight copy; interior bright and clean. Anthropological study of the Aborigines of Northern Australia with extensive illustrations. Spencer&#39;s text is the result of a government scientific commission to the territory to make preliminary surveys for settlement, while there he was able to assemble extensive notes on the occupants. Quite scarce with map intact..

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        Dracula&#39;s Guest and Other Weird Stories

      London: George Routledge & Sons. Fair with no dust jacket. (1914). First Edition. Hardcover. Lacking the front free endpaper. The spine cloth has split along the entire length of both joints. The spine cloth has been re-glued to the book in amateur fashion. 1/8" missing along top of spine. Boards rubbed and worn, with running of red dye to the page edges and margins of the endpapers from water damage. Owner&#39;s signatures in pen on title page and in pencil on front pastedown. ; First printing. "First Published in 1914" on copyright page. [viii], 200 pages. "A few months before the lamented death of my husband - I might say even as the shadow of death was over him - he planned three series of short stories for publication, and the present volume is one of them." - from the Preface by Florence A. L. Bram Stoker. "When we started for our drive the sun was shining brightly on Munich, and the air was full of the joyousness of early summer." - opening sentence of the first story, "Dracula&#39;s Guest".; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Vivatbänder aus großer Zeit

      Berlin, Zum Besten des Roten Kreuz, Verlag von Amsler & Ruthardt, , 1914-17. Folio (480 × 350 mm). Brown cloth album, titled as above on the upper board in black. 101 decorated silk ribbons in fine condition, the first commemorating the outbreak of the War 395 × 100mm, the others 395 × 65mm, mounted in slit-mounts, three per side. Album just a little rubbed at the extremities, otherwise very good. The oldest known examples of this very German tradition date back to the eighteenth century, a ribbon celebrating the victory at Roßbach during the Seven Years&#39; War is recorded, as also one for the taking of Breslau. Originally designed to be worn in a hat-band or pinned to the chest, these celebratory ribbons were also produced to commemorate significant events, such as births or marriages, in the lives of noble and grand-bourgeois families. In 1913 the practice was revived, with examples being issued to celebrate the centenary of the War of Liberation and also the Kaiser&#39;s 25-year Jubilee, but it was with the beginning of the First World War that the revival really took off. Publishers produced pieces in commemoration of new campaigns and significant naval and military victories, employing a wide range of striking colours and allegorical or heroic imagery. Usually made in support of charitable causes such as the Red Cross or veterans&#39; organizations, the ribbons were no longer worn but collected, and albums such as the present one were produced for the purpose. Amsler und Ruthardt employed some of the major artists of the time such as Lovis Corinth, Heinrich Vogeler, Peter Behrens, graphic designer Hanns Anker, book artists Georg Belwe and Fritz Helmut Ehmcke, the founders of the Steglitzer Werkstatte, and political cartoonist Franz Jüttner to produce a range of designs reflecting the taste of the period. Corinth contributes a flowing expressive Teutonic knight slaying a dragon printed on a rich cerise; Behrens a stylish illustrative celebration of Mücke&#39;s exploits on the Ayesha on horizon blue and Belwe those of the Möwe in similar style on sky blue; Ehmcke offering a souvenir of the taking of Kru&#154;evac in woodblock Gothic, maroon on cream. Interest in vivatbänder began to wane in 1916, and by 1917 Amsler & Ruthardt were one of the few companies still producing them, the last represented here relate to the occupation of Riga and the liberation of Galicia. The collection represents a splendid insight into the thematic and visual content of German propaganda in the Great War. It is extremely unusual to find such a full group, in such splendid condition, and presented as originally intended. Contemporary bookplate of Carl Busch to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Great Catherine: a Thumbnail Sketch of Court Life in St. Petersburgh in the Eighteenth Century [3 copies]

      London: Constable and Co, 1914. Rough proof (rehearsal copy), one of 50 copies. 3 vols., 12mo. viii, 40pp. Blue-flecked paper wrappers, letter on upper wrapper uniform with title, stamped "rough proof - unpublished." One copy stamped "Second Proof" and "R&R Clark LTD Edinburgh. 27 Feb. 1914" on title and p. 1. Near fine in half green morocco slipcase with individual chemises. Laurence AA8 . Three copies, in various states, of rehearsal or rough proof editions of Great Catherine, each inscribed by Shaw ("G. Bernard Shaw 26/7/30") with a short explanation. Two copies are in an early state, with the Byron quote on the title uncorrected, and lacking a copyright line on the verso of the title. In his inscriptions, Shaw refers to these copies as "- an early rehearsal copy. The misquotation from Byron&#39;s Don Juan is uncorrected -"; and "This seems to be really a spare proof and not a rehearsal copy. I do not know how it got loose -" Shaw has corrected the quote in ink on one copy. The third copy is printed on thicker paper, corrects the title page quote, and includes the copyright slug. Shaw describes it in his inscription, as "- a rehearsal copy, nominally a &#39;rough proof&#39; -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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