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        Bibliography of Oscar Wilde. 2 volumes

      London: T. Werner Laurie, 1914. Hard Cover. Near fine in good dust jackets. Hard Cover. First Edition, edition de luxe. This is number 29 of 100 copies, numbered and signed. Volume 1 includes periodical publications, etc. in alphabetical order and volume 2 includes works issued in book form. Near fine in beige cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front boards. A few spots of foxing to top edges of boards and interiors, but overall very clean. Frontispiece of Wilde by Aubrey Beardsley to volume 1 and frontispiece by Max Beerbohm to volume 2. This is the first publication of both caricatures. Bookplate of Willis Vickery to front pastedowns of both volumes. In good - but rare - brown dust jackets with black titles to spines and front panels. Heavy chipping, rubbing, browning, and wear to jackets. They are protected from further wear with an archival plastic cover. Index, 605 pages plus one page of ads. BOB/052010 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        PITTURA, SCULTURA FUTURISTE (DINAMISMO PLASTICO)

      Edizioni futuriste di ''Poesia'' 1914 Prima Edizione originale di un fondamentale trattato sulla pittura e scultura futuriste corredato da un ricco apparato iconografico. Fu definito "Bibbia del futurismo" (G. Papini). Milano, Edizioni futuriste di ''Poesia'', 1914. In 8°; pp. (8), 470, (6) + 1 ritratto fotografico dell'A. su carta patinata in antiporta (di Emilio Sommariva). Con 51 riproduzioni su carta patinata f.t. (ill. in bn.) quadri sculture di Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo, Balla, Severini, Soffici. Brossura a due colori, pp. 470 + 54 cc. con 51 tavole. In fine 2 cc. di cat. editoriale. Piccole rotture con mancanze alla copertina; legatura rovinata al dorso, revolverata di F.T. Marinetti al retro, perforante le ultime 30 pp.

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        The Works of Charles Lamb

      London: Dent 1914 - 12 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An elegant half crushed morocco binding with raised bands, gilt titles and top edge, the other edges deckled. This is a charming set of the works, illustrated profusely with the fine engravings of C.E. Brock. In splendid condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Aziatskaya Rossiya.

      A. F. Marks,, St. Petersburg, 1914 - Published by The Imperial Russian Geographical Society.Vol. I: People and Customs beyond the Urals. II: The Land and Agriculture. III: Index of Vol. I & II. First ed. 3 vols in 4to. Numerous illus. & maps. Original leather backed cloth, the Imperial Russian Eagle and titles in gilt on covers, slightly rubbed, private stamp on each half title-page. With an Atlas vol. in folio (54 x 43cm). 71 maps. Original leather backed cloth, the Imperial Russian Eagle and titles in gilt on covers, slightly chipped on upper spine, cover edges rubbed, and description of the maps. Altogether 4 vols. A scarce set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trees and Other Poems

      New York: Doran. 1914. First. Hardcover. Fine. 75 pp. Probably a first printing, published 1914; it does not have the "D" logo on copyright page, but old bookseller's notation indicates that this is a first printing. Original boards with paper labels. With presentation to George Sylvester Viereck from author, dates November, 1914, and Viereck's later notation to flyleaf, "Joyce Kilmer's father, he told me, was GERMAN -- a fact, generally suppressed or ignored." Also with Viereck's bookplate. Housed in cloth chemise and black French levant slipcase with gilt spine; slipcase and chemise show light soil. Unmarked text. 8vo. Digital images available upon request.

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        Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. [The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity]

      Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION in original wrappers of Einstein's important 1914 paper on the development of general relativity. "In summer 1914, Einstein felt that the new theory [general relativity] should be presented in a comprehensive review. He also felt that a mathematical derivation of the field equations that would determine them uniquely was still missing. "Both tasks are addressed in a long paper, presented in October 1914 to the Prussian Academy for publication in it Sitzungsberichte. It is entitles 'The formal foundation of the general theory of relativity'; here, for the first time, Einstein gave the new theory of relativity the epithet 'general' in lieu of the more cautious 'generalized' that he had used for the Entwurf" (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940). "According to John Norton ('How Einstein Found His Field Equations'), this major review article was intended to convey the full content of the 1913 'Entwurf' theory: 'The principal novelty lies in the mathematical formulation of the theory. Drawing on earlier work with [Marcel] Grossman, Einstein formulated his gravitational field equations using a variation principle. Using this richer mathematical structure Einstein offered a proof purporting to demonstrate that his theory had the maximum covariance compatible with the hole argument; that is, covariance under 'justified' transformation between the 'adapted coordinate systems' he had introduced with Grossman'" (Calaprice, The Einstein Almanac). IN: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XLI, 19 November 1914, pp. 1030-1085. Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1914. Octavo, original wrappers. Tiny chip at base of spine, text almost entirely unopened. Rare in original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, RE: HIS REFLECTIONS ON ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MATTERS

      [London?]. [nd. but possibly ca 1914].. Two pages, closely written in pencil, with deletions and insertions, on two quarto sheets of pale blue T.H. Saunders letterstock (watermarked '1913'). Horizontal fold, with minor creases and smudges, but very good. An intriguing manuscript in which Shaw embarks on a characteristically discursive consideration of war, politics, economics and matters of civilization, with the tone of possibly having been written in response to a request for views on same: "Pardon the abruptness of the suggestion; but suppose we blow the German fleet out of the water, or under it, and the consequence is that Russia profits by our victory to the extent of carving a Baltic province out of Germany and condemning Sweden to live in the bear's mouth, will that be a result for western civilization to rejoice over? The French seem to think that because Russia has drained away from France so much of the capital that is needed at home for making French towns and French children healthier and happier, Russia is her dearest friend. That is already not good sense. Of all tests of prosperity, financial balance sheets are the most delusive. Capital rushes downhill towards backward countries and cheap labor: civilization struggles uphill toward highly cultivated countries. It is by following the flow of capital that France has fallen into that alliance with Russia which is at the root of the whole present mischief. Our own squalid adventures in Persia have led us in the same direction ... Had England, instead of wavering between fear of Germany, patronage of France, and love of dividends, used her immense make-weight to consolidate France, Germany, England into a western nucleus ... we should not have been in our present mess; and we could have taken the criminal case of Servia [sic] out of the hands of the Austrian prosecutor into an international court ... even if the three great western powers must now fall on and hammer one another to exhaustion, they will still have to stop somewhere and mend their relations as best they can with a treaty. All the bloodshed and powder burning in the world will not alter the real problem one jot; and it seems a pity that we cannot tackle it at once, acknowledging frankly that our diplomacy has reduced itself to absurdity in Armageddon, and try to solve it as 'good Europeans'."

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        Capt. Scott's Discovery of the South Pole. The Story he would have told, to be given in a lecture by Commander Evans

      New York:: J. B. Pond,. 1914.. A promotional handbill from Commander Evans' American lecture tour. "Commander Evans Second in Command of the Scott Expedition will tell the story of the Greatest Sacrifice in History, Capt. Scott's Discovery of the South Pole... Central Congregational Church, Thursday Eve., April 16, 8:30 o'clock." & & James B. Pond was an interesting American character himself. He received the Medal of Honor in the American Civil War as a member of the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. He went on to become a lecture tour promoter for many notables, including Mark Twain, Henry Ward Beecher, Winston Churchill, Henry Morton Stanley, Frederick Douglass, P.T. Barnum, Booker T. Washington , Arthur Conan Doyle & Ellen Terry. He also represented Michael Terry, explorer of the Australian desert; Douglas Mawson of Australian Antarctic fame; here he represents Commander Evans, who speaks for those who perished in the Scott tragedy. 6x9", black & red printed on white paper, 2 old folds otherwise good condition. On the verso is a synopsis of the tragic story.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. [The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity]

      Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT of Einstein's important 1914 paper on the development of general relativity. "In summer 1914, Einstein felt that the new theory [general relativity] should be presented in a comprehensive review. He also felt that a mathematical derivation of the field equations that would determine them uniquely was still missing. "Both tasks are addressed in a long paper, presented in October 1914 to the Prussian Academy for publication in it Sitzungsberichte. It is entitles 'The formal foundation of the general theory of relativity'; here, for the first time, Einstein gave the new theory of relativity the epithet 'general' in lieu of the more cautious 'generalized' that he had used for the Entwurf" (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940). "According to John Norton ('How Einstein Found His Field Equations'), this major review article was intended to convey the full content of the 1913 'Entwurf' theory: 'The principal novelty lies in the mathematical formulation of the theory. Drawing on earlier work with [Marcel] Grossman, Einstein formulated his gravitational field equations using a variation principle. Using this richer mathematical structure Einstein offered a proof purporting to demonstrate that his theory had the maximum covariance compatible with the hole argument; that is, covariance under 'justified' transformation between the 'adapted coordinate systems' he had introduced with Grossman'" (Calaprice, The Einstein Almanac). Offprint from: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XLI, 19 November 1914, pp. 1030-1085. Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1914. Octavo, original wrappers. Small chip at base of spine, crease at top of rear wrapper and last few pages. Rare.

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        Die Lokalisation im Grosshirn und der Abbau der Funktion durch kortikale Herde (mit 268 Abbildungen im Text und 2 Tafeln)

      Verlag Von J.F. Bergmann, Wiesbaden 1914 Fort volume relié, demi-chagrin de l'époque havane foncé, dos lisse, annelé et orné, titre doré et gravé, XII-1033 pages. 268 figures in-texte et 2 très grandes planches dépliantes hors-texte. Cf. GARRISON & MORTON 1938-1 & 1438.2 : « A monumental work on cerebral localisation ». Magnifique exemplaire ayant appartenu à Henri Ey avec son cachet gras sur la page de garde. Premier plat de reliure frotté Très bon couverture rigide Très bon

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        Abraham Lincoln - a History - 10 Volume COMPLETE Set

      New York: The Century Co , 1914. Green hardcovers with blindstamped front covers and gilt titles on spine. Very good+ to near fine condition, minimal toning to endpapers and edges. Unpacked weight over 10kg. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        (Satirical political map of Franco-Prussian War): Karte von Europa im Jahre 1870 nach einem französischen Holzschnitte

      Hamburg: Fuchs, 1914. Very good, on thin paper, with original color, folds as issued (now flattened with some archival tape repair at folds on verso). Mild foxing most evident n lower margin. These maps, often ephemeral in nature, are now all increasingly scarce. Although the date on the map is 1870, it was published by Fuchs ("Verlag von Chs. Fuchs' lith. Inst. Hamburg" in lower right margin just outside neatline), and the text in the lower margin is in both German and French. The map image measures 24 x 38 cm. on a sheet 36 x 46 cm. There is a second title within the neatline: Carte drôlatique d'Europe pour 1870.. First Edition Thus.

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        A Song of the English

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [c.1914]. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson. Quarto (275 × 214 mm). Bound by Rivière & Son in contemporary navy half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. 30 colour illustrated plates and numerous illustrated vignettes in the text. Bookplate. Ends and corners very slightly rubbed, faint spotting to fore-edge, internally fresh; a lovely copy in excellent condition. First Robinson edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chance: a Tale in Two Parts

      London: Methuen, [1914] - A fine copy of Conrad's first major commercial success. A binders' strike delayed publication, consequently all but a handful of copies of the first printing have a cancel title dated 1914 on the verso 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's binding b). Fine. Smith, p. 58; Cagle A17a10 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Through the Wilderness RARE Dust Jacket

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1914 - ¿Through the Brazilian Wilderness" by Theodore Roosevelt. First edition first printing. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1914. Thick octavo [6.75" x 9.75"], 372 pp with an additional index and pull-out map of Brazil. With illustration from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition. With its incredibly scarce original dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Very light wear to the front panel, spine, and flaps. A large closed tear is present on the rear panel at the top edge with an area of discoloration beneath. The book is in fine condition. The brown cloth boards are extremely well preserved with firm edges. The gilt lettering on the spine is clear and vibrant. The front board has a very slight overbite.The frontispiece retains its original tissue guard. The contents are neat and bright with clean plates and maps. Scarce copy of the travels of one of America's most beloved Presidents, rarely found so well preserved. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books.Inventory #(D6-11) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems. Translated from the French

      Horsham: Privately printed,, 1914. 6 page pamphlet. Original white wrappers printed in black. Wrappers very lightly rubbed and toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of one of the author's earliest publications, of which only 100 copies were printed. This pamphlet compiles 18 poems translated from the French by Blunden, who was then finishing his education at Christ's Hospital in Sussex. The authors represented are Guillaume de Machault, Eustache Deschamps. Charles d'Orléans, Clement Marot, Pierre de Ronsard, Joachim du Bellay, Victor Hugo, Jean-Antoine de Baif, Théodore de Banville, and Paul Verlaine. A superb copy.

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        Memorandum in Reference to the Methods to be Employed in the Capture and Occupation of Latin-American Cities. Vera Cruz, Mexico. August 10, 1914

      Vera Cruz, Mexico: n.p., 1914. First edition. Stapled self wrappers. A very good+ copy with a mail fold and a crease to one corner. Sm. 8vo. The product of worry over Mexico's potential entry on the German side during World War I, the work describes the principles used to capture and occupy a foreign city, in this case, in Latin America. The document provides a general statement, general principles and objective, the architecture and general characteristics of Latin-American cities, and action of the occupying force (preliminary arrangements and the details of occupation, etc.). "In any warfare instituted against Latin-Americans our troops will encounter a mode of defense rather foreign to modern tactical teachings and more in accordance with medieval times. These people pursue a style of warfare which consists primarily in the attack and defense of cities. A campaign is seldom executed with the object of destroying the enemy's army. The loss of a city hurts the prestige of the government and the morale of the troops more than the losses of battle." The lessons of this urban warfare were no doubt forgotten before and during the early stages of the Iraq War. This pamphlet may have been used in the curriculum for the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was provided to National Guard troops in 1916 (see The Saturday Evening Post, 1916, - Volume 189, Issue 1 - Page 34). Benjamin Alvord, Jr. (1860-1927) was promoted to brigadier general and was the adjutant general of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Scarce. OCLC lists three copies, only one at a Civilian library, Stanford; the others being at the Combined Arms Research Library and The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Ctr.

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        EL CUERPO DIPLOMATICO ESPAÑOL EN LA GUERRA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA.

      - (Proceso de los Orígines de la Decadencia Española) Por D Marques de Dosfuentes. Madrid 1914. 6 volumes. De 18,5x12 cm. Encaderrnações em tela. Preserva as capas de brochura. Location/localizacao: 8-9-F-2

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        Russia With Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking Handbook for Travellers

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. First Edition. Stamped Cloth. Fine-. First Edition. Small 8vo: xliv,590pp, with 40 maps and 78 plans (many folding and in color). Publisher's red flexible cloth stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled, red silk page-maker. A superb copy with bright gilt lettering and richly marbled edges; binding bright, square, and tight; maps properly folded and free of tears. Previous owner’s name on verso of front fly leaf, front end papers toned, otherwise nearly pristine. One of the most sought-after Baedekers and considered the most complete. Hinrichsen E244. & Issued on the eve of the First World War, this is the first and only edition published in English (we also have on offer the 1897 edition in German), with the final up-to date-maps published of Russia for the general public until the fall of the Soviet Union, in 1991. Poland and Finland are included, as well as excursions to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers.

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

      Saint-Jean, QC:: La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, 1914 Bessette, Arsène. LE DEBUTANT. Roman de moeurs du journalisme et de politique dans le province de Québec. Signed /Signé. Saint-Jean, QC: La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français, 1914. First edition / édition originale. 8vo., 259pp. Gilt-stamped & ruled half burgundy polished calf over brown, black & white marbled paper, like marbled endpapers. Ouvrage enrichi de nombreaux dessins de Busnel, de deux dessin [pages 78 et 125] et d'un portrait de L'auteur par St-Cgarles. A near fine or better example of this rare presentation binding. Signed & numbered [No. 6 of 26 signed copies in a total edition of 300; binding by Oliver Barwick] "No. 6 / Hommage de l'auteur / Arsène Bessette". Very Uncommon. [In 1914 Arsène Bessette had his only novel, Le débutant, published in Saint-Jean by La Compagnie de Publication Le Canada Français. It is not known if he had shown it to his friends, if the publisher of Le Canada Français had read the manuscript, or if Bessette himself sent the press release to La Presse, in which his work was describ ed as a novel of the soil and an interesting portrait of social customs with most of the action taking place in the countryside. What is known is that the book was dedicated to “fellow journalists, to the sincere and upright men in public life, [and] to all those who have lost their illusions, before or at the same time as their hair.” The dedication was a premonition, for the author would quickly lose his own illusions when the critics ignored his novel. Since Bessette was on the members list of the Masonic lodge L’Émancipation [see Adelstan de Martigny*] published in Le Devoir in 1910, not everyone would have been well disposed towards him, which doubtless explains why the publication of his novel – “the only work of fiction in Quebec literature inspired by Masonic ideas,” according to Roger Le Moine - met with a conspiracy of silence. The fact that the book did not come out in one of the major urban centers is not enough to account for the critics’ indifference; on the other hand, their lack of interest may have discouraged Bessette from publishing the two further volumes that were announced when Le débutant appeared. What is the novel about? Paul Mirot, the hero of the story, and his introduction to journalism, to the world of letters, and to love, was probably a projection of the author. Indeed, Paul has much in common with his creator, for, like Bessette, he is determined, courageous, witty, and intelligent. These qualities led the owner of Le Populiste to hire Paul as a journalist. Soon appreciated by both his employers and his readers, he also wins the heart of Simone Laperle, the beautiful and wealthy cousin of his best friend, Jacques Vaillant. Having become his mistress, the young woman introduces him to society. In partnership with Vaillant, Mirot founds a newspaper, in which he denounces the rigidity of society. He is also engaged in writing a novel that deals with the dangers of nationalistic ideology in literature. The newspaper is censured for its supposedly revolutionary ideas and ceases publication. Mirot’s novel is banned and he loses his job at the newspaper where he is then working. In addition, the death of Simone closes his love life. The novel ends in complete failure, yet the hero remains confident about the future, while attaching no importance to the past. Contrary to what literary critics would assert for many years, Bessette himself did not lose his job at Le Canada français when Le débutant was published, nor was the novel condemned by the archbishop. The writer remained on the staff of Le Canada français until the end of 1917, when he moved to Montreal to work for Le Pays and La Presse. In 1920 he became an inspector for the Montreal Tramways Commission. Arsène Bessette died suddenly on 21 June 1921 while visiting a friend. Notices of his death appeared in several newspapers, but Le Canada français, where he had worked for more than 15 years, had only a short article on the life of this writer who had dreamt of becoming famous but whose passing went unremarked. Yet Bessette’s only book, which was well written and carefully researched with regard to the political situation in the province, was distinctly superior to the other Québécois novels written by his generation. As well, by exploring the theme of free love, it anticipated Jean-Charles Harvey*’s Les demi-civilisés, which would cause a scandal when it came out in 1934. Aurélien Boivin - Dictionary of Canadian Biography . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. Very Good. 1914. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Undated c1914 assumed 1st edition. Original tan cloth with blue floral decoration and ship in full sail passing before a Persian Palace to foreground. Matching floral endpapers, 23 superb colour plates each mounted within a decorative border and protected by a captioned tissue guard. Each page of text has the same decorative border. The endpapers continue the design from the boards having a tan background and blue floral decoration. All 23 plates are present with their tissue-guards and each in very good condition (light creasing to one tissue-guard). Previous owners name on front pastedown (difficult to spot), inscription on half title page 'to me as well as you', foxing to half title page and infrequent light internal foxing (plates clean). Cloth a little dusty and spine age darkened. Very good sensibly priced copy of this sought-after volume. .

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        Des Imagistes. An Anthology

      London, The Poetry Bookshop; New York, Albert and Charles Boni,, 1914. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine and upper board in black. Binding rubbed and dulled, spine tanned, extremities worn, partial browning to free endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of an important early Imagist anthology. Inscribed by the publisher on the title page, "Review copy with the Publisher's compliments". Includes works by Richard Aldington, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford).

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        Sindbad the Sailor and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. vi, 7-222pp, [2]. Original decorative cloth, decorative endpapers. Spine slightly browned, very minor rubbing to extremities, hint of foxing to edges of text block. Internally, occasional very light foxing to margins, text and plates clean and fairly bright. Complete with frontispiece and twenty-two colour illustrations by Dulac. Now housed in a cloth slipcase made by Temple Bookbinders. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Dulac, Edmund. 4to.

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        Moor Park, Rickmansworth. A Series of Photographs By Alvin Langdon Coburn

      London.: Elkin Mathews., 1914. 55pp, with 20 tipped-in gravure photo plates, occasional light foxing. Introduction by Lady Ebury. Signed by Alvin Langdon Coburn & dated 14th October 1954. From the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association Library, with a couple of ink stamps. Original brown printed paper wrapppers, light handling creases.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Shakeaspeare's Comedy of A Midsummer Nights Dream

      London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1914 In blue cloth with black ink image withing double ruled border, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, faded slightly, titles in dark blue inks, edges bumped and worn, a little wear along joints. Internally, neat ink dedication to fep, some offsetting, half title and coloured frontis present, 185 pp, [3], 12 coloured & 32 B&W illustrations by Heath Robinson. Superb!Robinson, William Heath, cartoonist and illustrator, who from 1908 to 1914 divided his time between book illustration and cartoons for The Sketch, the Strand Magazine, and other periodicals. His best books were his own fantasy Bill the Minder (1912) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1914), in which, most notably in line drawings, he surpassed himself. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Puss In Boots - The Moving Picture Books

      4 tab activated movables in excellent condition with 4 pages of text - see picturesSpine is strong and not loose with intact original bindingBook measures 9 1/8" x 7 1/4" and is complete with all moveable pages intact and working. Pages have normal age foxing, movables are bright and beautifultear around tab only, no missing pieces - no writing - all originalHard cover book with red cloth spine wrap.7 1/4" x 9 1/4"No date. Research shows that this moveable was likely published in 1914* by Sully and Kleinteich - Later published under "Pictorial Color Book Company". PCB was incorporated in 1920 and published these books again in 1922. "Pictorial Color Book Company" is identified by a strip of paper on the title page. They took the Sully and Kleinteich inventory and pasted their name on them. This is a first edition printed in Germany. We have a later edition of the same title with "Pictorial Color Book Company" actually printed on the book cover and title page.See our website vintagepopupbooks.com for more photos and info

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        DUBLINERS

      London: Grant Richards, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. The text is very clean with one page having several words rubbed resulting in light inking and someone has inked over several of the letters. On the front endpaper is the owner name of Fagge dated 1914. Overall Near Fine, lacking the extremely scarce dustwrapper. Original red cloth with gilt lettering. The very scarce original edition of Joyce's landmark book comprised of 15 short stories including the title story, "Araby," and "The Dead." Of a total of 1250 copies, this is one of only 746 copies bound by Richards with the other 504 sent to America for the edition published by B. W. Huebsch. A rare book seldom seen in any condition, this copy seems to have been either retouched or is something of an anomaly from the publisher. The red dye to the cloth seems streaked somewhat on the front cover with the gilt there mostly dull though the gilt on the spine is very strong. The endpapers, which are completely original, are dyed red and are wove while the text is laid paper. Slocum in his bibliography of Joyce notes that the endpapers should be cream-white and wove. We are unaware of any other copy that has red endpapers as does this one. In addition all edges are trimmed and dyed red as well; Slocum notes the trimming but says nothing about the color. Both blanks and the half title are of course present.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families

      Horncastle Lincolnshire: Author, 1914 With their collateral branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts. In original brown paper boards a little worn and bumped at the edges and corners. Title to front cover in red and black ink. There are some faint ink notes to top front cover. Spine has white paper label with black ink title a little worn. Internally front cover has some ink notes to fpd regarding the Parry-Edwards family, minimal amount of foxing to first and last couple of pages, title page in red and black ink, [7], 410 pp. THE corner piece to any Welsh or Pedigree collection and very scarce in any form. GRIFFITH, naturalist and antiquary; took an early interest in archaeology and natural history which in time accounted for his volumes on the Flora of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, published in 1894, and his Portfolio of Photographs of Cromlechs in the same two counties, published in 1900; See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        VADEMECUM DEL ALBAÑIL Y CONTRATISTA PARA 1914

      Of.Tecnica M.Jalvo, Madrid 1914 - 870pp 14x25 Piel entera roces cantos cubiertas.Falta portada y primera pág Conocimientos prácticos y operaciones hechas; Construcción; El albañil, encargado o contratista, publicidad epoca, Lista de arquitectos, ingenieros, aparejadores, contratistas y maestros albañiles, Indice de comerciantes y productores, etc. Numerosas fotos e ilustraciones. Muy curioso

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        The Times History of the War - [Complete in 21 Volumes]

      London, "the Times" [1914]-21, 1914. 1st Edition. Description: 21 v. Illus. (incl. Ports. ) maps. 31 cm. Subjects: World War, 1914-1918. World War, 1914-1918.--Periodicals. Each volume independently indexed. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked leather-backed buckram. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Die Baukunst und Religiose Kultur der Chinesen: Einzeldarstellungen auf Grund eigener Aufnahmen während dreijahriger Reisen in China. Band II: Gedachtnistempel; Tze Tang. Chinese Architecture: Memorial Temples

      Berlin: Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer,1914 - First edition, first printing. Large quarto,31.3*24*4.4cm, wt:3.2kg, xxi+3+288pp., plus 36 plts. A fine hardcover with bright pages, complete with 212 illustrations and 36 plates. Text in GERMAN. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        LE COEUR POPULAIRE. POEMES, DOLEANCES, BALLADES, PLAINTES, COMPLAINTES, RECITS, CHANTS DE MISERE ET D'AMOUR EN LANGUE POPULAIRE (1900-1913)

      Paris Eugène Rey 1914. 15.2x20.6 cm., 224 pp., édition avec un portrait de Jehan Rictus par Steinlen en n/b et 3 fac-similés de lettres d' Albert Samain et de Stéphane Mallarmé adressées à l'auteur, relié demi-maroquin brun à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos orné, dos à 4 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité. Tirage de 1000 exemplaires sur papier vélin d'Arches numérotés de 126 à 1125.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES. First Edition, Colonial Issue, in Dust Jacket

      London: Macmillan and Company, 1914.. First Colonial Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Octavo, original light blue paper-covered boards stamped in darker blue (vertical stripes and wreaths binding), gilt titles. 366 pp. + 8 pp publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, dated 5.7.14. Issued as volume 642 in Macmillan's Empire Library. The publisher's catalogue bound in at the end of the text is for MACMILLAN'S EMPIRE LIBRARY OF COPYRIGHT BOOKS, "For Circulation only in India and the British Dominions over the Seas". Titles up to number 640 are listed, and all volumes are available in paper covers at 2s. 6d.; or 'cloth' covers at 3s.6d. per copy. Minute chipping at spine head and mild tanning to the spine panel, a nice copy, very good, in the very rare dust jacket which has a portrait of the author on the front panel. The jacket is frayed and worn along the edges and there is some internal repair to the spine panel, where a missing section has been neatly reinforced with matching paper; very neatly done. Both front and rear jacket flaps have separated and have been re-affixed with internal paper, there is a small piece of tape on the inside of the rear flap. Overall, a good example of the extremely rare dust jacket. Colonial editions typically preceded the regularly published domestic UK editions but tend to suffer the ravages of the Colonies; even simply nice copies are very scarce, nice copies in jackets are rare. ¶ Blackwood's sixth short story collection, written at the height of his powers. Stories included are 'The Regeneration of Lord Ernie'; 'The Sacrifice'; 'The Damned'; 'A Descent into Egypt'; and 'Wayfarers'. S. T. Joshi has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Dunsany's" and that this particular short story collection "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books]
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        The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed

      Point Lima California, USA: Aryan Theosophical Press, 1914 In black cloth, a few marks, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine has title in gilt to red leather label, edges bumped, cloth joint cover cracked. Internally, covered bookplate to fpd, half title and frontis present, (xiv), [2], 365 pp, numerous illustrations by Machell. UncommonMorris was a Welsh author and theosophist. Morris lived in California from 1908 to 1930 as a member of staff of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Point Loma. The last seven years of his life were spent back in his native Wales, during which time he founded seven Welsh theosophical lodges. Morris was a friend of Talbot Mundy, and the two writers often commentated on each other's work in The Theosophical Path magazine. [1] In the verdict of Ursula K. Le Guin, Morris appears as one of the three master prose stylists of fantasy in the 20th century, together with E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien. [2] See Wiki for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        PLEASANT SURPRISES

      Published by Ernest Nister, 1914. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Large oblong format. Blue cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows Father Christmas with toys, sitting and speaking on the telephone. 6 moveable scenes, each opposite a page of verse. Spine bumped and worn. Corners worn, covers edge rubbed. A couple of large stains to front cover and a couple of small surface paper scuff marks to rear board. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Hinges have been strengthened with clear tape, margins of title-page and a couple of other pages repaired. Some restitching. A few small rust spots to pages from metal pins in the middle of the moveable pictures. One of the tabs has been replaced and one has been repaired. The contents are a bit grubby from much fingering, still a decent copy of this scarce moveable book. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        MARITIME OPERATIONS IN THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR 1904 - 5 Volume I

      London: Admiralty War Staff Intelligence Division, 1914.. 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered blind-ruled blue cloth (some light wear to head of spine and spine very slightly dulled - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xi + 567 (endpapers tanned; small Admiralty Library stamps), illus with 16 folding plates; errata slip. [Confidential history of the Russo-Japanese War naval campaign produced by the Admiralty from Japanese Govt's history. Volume I only. Copy no. 15.] [Scarce]. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        POEMS WRITTEN IN THE YEAR MCMXIII

      Printed by St. John Hornby at the Ashendene Press, Shelley House, Chelsea. 1914.  PRIVATELY PRINTED for the Author. One of 85 copies on paper. A furthur six copies were printed on Vellum. Small 4to.(8.7 x 6.5 inches). ii, 20pp. Initials printed in red and blue. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper ; "Bruce Richmond from C. H. St. John Hornby Sept. 1915." Richmond was editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 until 1937. Original blue paper covered boards, the front lettered in black. Beige cloth spine. Some minor rubbing to edges and a few small marks to the boards but overall a near fine copy of this rare and beautiful Ashendene Press book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        NORTH OF BOSTON

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914 (Dec 1924). Second Edition. Hardcover. Hinges cracked, possibly repaired, but now tight; spine a bit dull. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Later Printing of Frost's second book. Portrait frontispiece of the author. SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper with some of his most famous lines, from "The Death of the Hired Man," a poem in this book: "'Home is the place where when you have to go there/They have to take you in.' 'I should have called it/Something you somehow haven't to deserve.' Robert Frost/Philadelphia Oct 27 1925."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        An Englishman Looks at the World

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1914 First edition, first printing. Fine book with publisher's imprint at base of spine in a very good dust jacket with a few creases, some edge wear and a couple chips to spine and folds, and moderate soiling. Very scarce in jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Autographed check from Shackleton fom his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      The check is drawn on Lloyds Bank Limited, St. James's St., S.W. with the small stamp 'The Shackleton Collection' in the white margin under signature. Made out to Messrs. P.H. Matthieson & Co, in the amount of L12, 13 s, dated 8th July 1914, signed by Shackleton & Fred R.W. White, endorsed by Matthieson on the back. Printed in black, pink and orange. 6 3/4 x 3 3/8" with tiny marginal tear repaired. It bears a squiggled line through signature, a squiggled line through signature, a bank stamp across the front of the check, and is crossed vertically with two lines (as done by banks at the time). From the Shackleton family, sold at Christie's in the 1990's.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Philharmonic Hall, Great Portland St., London "Great Moving Picture Talk". Twice Daily 2:30 & 8.30

      London:. Ca. 1914.. Advertising hand bill for Shackleton's talk about the film taken by Captain Hurley. "As a story it surpasses fiction, as an historical and scientific record the film is among the wonders of the world". With a portrait of Shackleton "in costume" on the front and text, "Sir Ernest Shackleton will show for the first time the Marvelous Moving Pictures and Personally tell his Wonderful Story of the last Antarctic Expedition"; a page of text and a photograph titled 'The "Endurance" Being Crushed in the Ice" inside the brochure, and on the verso, an illustration of the explorers stranded on the ice with newspaper reviews below. 5 1/4 x 81/4". Slt scratching of surface, slt ruffled at right edge of front page.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        North of Boston

      London: David Nutt , (1914). First edition. From an edition of 1000 copies, this is one of 200 in the sixth binding state. This was one of two binding states that were done by the Dunster House Bookshop in 1923 in Cambridge, MA when the remaining first edition sheets were sold off by Simpkin Marshall. Inscribed by Frost to John Adams Lowe, a former librarian at Wiliams College, on the title page. A fine copy in leaf-green cloth, gilt titled, with the seldom seen original glassine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        NORTH OF BOSTON

      London: David Nutt (1914). 1st edition, 1st printing in original green binding with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Originally published in a printing of only 1000 copies by the firm of David Nutt in London while Frost and his family were living in England. The title did not appear in America until Henry Holt published the US edition in 1915. The original Nutt copies were variously bound in green and blue cloth. The present copy, distinguished by Crane as binding "F" featuring the blind rule along upper and lower edge, is one of only 200 thus bound. Crane further states: "Similarities of cloth and gilt-stamping in binding A and bindings E and F indicate that the work was done by the same binder in England before the later copies were sent to America" (Crane A3). The author's second major collection of poetry, which publishes many of the poems he is most noted for, including: "Mending Wall", "The Pasture", "After Apple-Picking", and others. The present copy we are offering is uncommonly bright and fine, and housed in a custom green cloth archival box.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        North of Boston

      London: David Nutt, 1914. first edition, first issue, binding C; 143, [1] pp., original fine green cloth, front cover blind-stamped; age toning to endpapers, half title and edges of the title page, spine slightly dulled, else very good. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        The Social Significance of the Modern Drama

      Boston & Toronto:: Richard G. Badger & The Copp Clark Co., Limited,, 1914.. Hardcover. Hardback. Octavo. 315pp., + [4]pp ads. Frontispiece portrait after a drawing by S.T. Kajiwara. Light brown cloth stamped in a darker brown. Some minor scattered staining to the page edges, light wear to the binding; a Very Good+ copy. Signed by the author on the title-page Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia, Rendered Into English Verse By Edward Fitzgerald

      Privately Printed [Will Bradley Studios], New York 1914 - 26 pp [cover, title page, pages numbered 5-25, rear cover]. Elaborate cover design by Will Bradley, printed in green, with a small decoration by Bradley, also in green, on the title page. Finely printed on handmade paper, pages a little smaller than the covers. No names or marks or further printed information. Very scarceonly one institutional holding shown in WorldCat; not mentioned in the Bradley bibliography by Bambace. Bradley designed several editions of this work, but this is much later and the designs are unlike the earlier publications. Covers lightly worn at edges with a few small foxing spots in margins. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, member IOBA]
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