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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 Blue-flecked paper wrappers, letter on upper wrapper uniform with title, stamped "rough proof - unpublished."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'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 'rough proof' -"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Tannhäuser And The Minstrels Tournament On The Wartburg. Complete Vocal-Score. Newly Revised Edition After The Composer's Latest Complete Full-Score By Robert Keller. Tannhäuser Und Der Sängerkrieg Auf Wartburg. Vollständiger Klavier-Auszug Mit Deutschem U. Englischem Text. Neue, Nach Der Vom Komponisten Vervollständigten Partitur Revidierte Ausgabe Von Robert Keller

      Inside looks unused. Slight foxing near edges and on marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Blue leather or imitation with gilt titling and decoration; gilt crest of Church Schools Company Limited; rubbing and slight wear to edges and corners. No dust jacket. No date; 1914 or earlier. Girls' High School, Sunderland prize label inside front cover (French, 1914). Original price 3 Marcs. Piano and vocal score. Text and (non-Italian) musical interpretation in English and German. Translated by Mrs John P Morgan. Printer's reference A. 4374 F.. 289 pages. Heavy book - delivery restrictions may apply. Main language English, German. No ISBN shown. Weight 1031g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

      [Bookseller: Booksort]
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        The Man Upstairs

      London: Methuen, 1914 First edition, first printing of one of the author's scarcest titles. Original publisher's rust cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, issued without dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed and a touch of wear to the corners, some usual foxing to the first few leaves and page edges and only occasional throughout, rear hinge cracked and secure, else a very good and attractive copy. A poorly produced wartime book not often found in acceptable and unrestored condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Lost World. Being an account of the recent amazing adventures of Professor George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Professor Summerlee, and Mr. E. D. Malone of the "Daily Gazette". New Edition.

      Hodder and Stoughton, London, [1914] - FIRST EDITION (LARGE PAPER). Tall Octavo, pp. 319. With mounted illustrations and colour frontispiece unique to this edition. This is the first issue, bound in light blue cloth, gilt, with blind-stamed dinosaur print to covers, illustrated endpapers. Internally clean, spine sunned, short frayed tear to crown (neatly laid down). A presentable and inexpensive example. Of the 1000 copies printed just 190 were bound in the blue cloth. Scarce. With 13 mounted plates in colour and black and white, plus two maps. Near fine. Second issue of The Large Paper Edition; featuring colour frontis and other illustrations not present in the trade edition, plus all the plates are mounted for this edition. 1000 copies only; initially 190 in blue cloth (1912), followed by 810 in brown (1914, and after, as this copy). Doyle himself was closely involved in the preparation of this edition, making some alterations to the text to allow room for the extra illustrations. An interesting and distinctive edition of the FIRST CHALLENGER NOVEL. Green & Gibson [A37d] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Vandover and the Brute

      Garden City New York: Doubleday Page & Company 1914 Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. First edition. Crown 8vo. 354, [2] pp. Terracotta cloth stamped in gilt. Fine in worn dust-jacket. BAL 15046 . Written in 1894-5 and published posthumously from an unfinished manuscript

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        Tinker, Tailor

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

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Tinker Tailor

      Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. Very Good. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardback, brown boards with vignettes of tradesmen, pastedown picture of the tailor, and the tinker, complete spine, tiny rubs, rubs to corners, no inscriptions, 12 colour plates all present, clean pages, one page has a small closed tear repaired with archival tape, book list in the back of the book, overall book VG. Books are packed in high quality packaging, and posted within 24 hours of order received mon-sat. .

      [Bookseller: Cygnet Books]
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        Das Vaterunser aus Dantes Fegefeuer". Autograph manuscript (24 lines) signed ("Borchardt").

      Apparently Monsagrati (Lucca, Italy), 11. II. 1914. - Large 4to. ¾ p. Letterhead of the Villa Mansi at Monsagrati. - Somewhat dusty and strong damage to edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fine unsigned postcard photo by Lally Charles, (1903-1997, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia), ELISABETH (1904-1955, Princess) & MARINA (Duchess of Kent, 1906-1969, Princess of Greece)]

      1914 - of the three sisters at the start of the first World War, 5½" x 3½" , no place, no date, c. Princess Olga was the last member of the Romanof family to play with the Tsar's children, she was also the last of these sisters to die.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon

      London; Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. Illustrated endpapers. Description: 5 p. L. , 9-206 p. Col. Front. , illus. , col. Plates tipped in with tissue guards and descriptive letterpress. 23 cm. Subjects: Fairy tales & Folklore --Norway. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked navy cloth. Highly uncommon as such. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat toned and dust-dulled as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        HISTORY Of MENDOCINO And LAKE COUNTIES CALIFORNIA With Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Counties

      Los Angeles, California:: Historic Record Company,. 1914.. Imperial 8vo. 1st edition (Rocq 5322). 1045, [1 (blank)] pp.. 3/4 black pebbled leather binding with dark green cloth boards.. Joints professionally renewed. A square & tight VG+ copy.. Illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Works of Rudyard Kipling - The Seven Seas Edition in Twenty-Seven Volumes

      New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1914. Twenty-seven volumes complete (1914-1926) - Volume One - 'Plain Tales From the Hills' - xii, 302pp, [2]; Volume Two - 'Soldiers and Other Stories' - xii, 325pp, [3]; Volume Three - 'Wee Willie Winkie and Other Stories' - xii, 339pp, [3]; Volume Four - 'From Sea to Sea I' - xviii, 396pp, [2]; Volume Five - 'From Sea to Sea II' - xii, 388pp, [2]; Volume Six - 'Life's Handicap' - xix, [1], 364pp, [2]; Volume Seven - 'The Light That Failed' - [8], 258pp, [2]; Volume Eight - 'The Naulahka' - [8], 296pp, [2]; Volume Nine - 'Many Inventions' - [14], 350pp, [2]; Volume Ten - 'Captains Courageous' - [8], 193pp, [3]; Volume Eleven - 'The Jungle Book' - [8], 194pp, [2]; Volume Twelve - 'The Second Jungle Book' - [10], 244pp, [2]; Volume Thirteen - 'The Day's Work' - ix, [1], 368pp, [2]; Volume Fourteen - 'Stalky and Co.' - [16], 247pp, [3]; Volume Fifteen - 'Kim' - [8], 375pp, [3]; Volume Sixteen - 'Just So Stories' - [10], 202pp, [2]; Volume Seventeen - 'Traffics and Discoveries' - ix, [1], 375pp, [3]; Volume Eighteen - 'Puck of Pook's Hill' - [10], 253pp, [3]; Volume Nineteen - 'Rewards and Fairies' - xiii, [1], 319pp, [3]; Volume Twenty - 'Actions and Reactions' - ix, [1], 279pp, [3]; Volume Twenty-One - 'Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads' - xvi, 297pp, [3]; Volume Twenty-Two - 'The Five Nations and the Seven Seas Etc.' - xvii, [1], 342pp, [2]; Volume Twenty-Three - 'Songs from Books' - xxviii, 278pp, [2]; Volume Twenty-Four - 'A Diversity of Creatures' - xii, [401pp, [1]; Volume Twenty-Five - 'The Years Between and Parodies' - xvii, [1], 152pp, [2]; Volume Twenty-Six - 'Letters of Travel' - x, 256pp, [2] and Volume Twenty-Seven - 'Debits and Credits' - x, [2], 366pp, [2]. Uniform original quarter cloth and boards (last three volumes in different coloured boards), original paper label to spines. Spines very slightly browned, foot of volume nineteen worn. Internally quite bright and clean, largely unopened. Signed by Kipling to the half-title of volume one. Limited to a thousand and fifty copies, this being copy nine hundred and fifty seven. The American counterpart of the Bombay edition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). 8vo.

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        Carta corografica ipsometrica del Regno d'Italia e delle regioni adiacenti alla scala di 1 : 500.000.

      Subject: (Carte geografiche). Album cartella, 1914, in mezza tela originale copertina illustrata di cm. 62 x 49 con 28 carte (delle 35 del diagramma riassuntivo, ma 4 erano relative a zone solo marine, una la Corsica e le altre due Algeria e l'Ovest della Tunisia). L'Italia e completissima.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Herbert Hoover: Stand For the Right in the Great Issues Before Us

      "The question as to who wins in these contests is to me of less importance than that we keep faith..."& When World War I began, Hoover was a consulting& engineer in the mining industry, yet& six years later his name was already being included& in lists of potential presidential nominees.& This letter gives us an insight into why.& In 1914 he was asked to organize and direct& an American Relief Committee to aid U.S. citizens& stranded in Europe. This was followed& by his appointment as head of the Commission& for Relief in Belgium, where his fine work& in this highly visible office brought him fame.& When the U.S. entered the war in April of 1917, President Wilson appointed Hoover food administrator, with& instructions to increase food production, reduce consumption, eliminate waste, stabilize prices and improve distribution.& After the war ended, he went to Europe and established the American Relief Administration to assist in& economic restoration and the feeding of millions of undernourished children. Returning to the U.S. in September& 1919, with success after success to his credit, Hoover's friends launched a campaign to secure for him the Republican& nomination for president. Here are the principles he intended to bring to the job.& Typed Letter Signed on American Relief Administration letterhead, 1 page 4to, June 22, 1920, to Robert& Marden."This is just a personal note to express in part my gratitude for the generous support which you have given to me.& It has indeed been a great honor to have you feel that I am fitted for the great office of President. The question as to who& wins in these contests is to me of less importance than that we keep faith in the great issues before us. We shall have years& of great trial in the solution of most difficult questions and, although we have not had our own way as to the tools for their& solution, we have no less obligation to stand vigorously for the right handling of these issues."& While he did not get the nomination, Americans were enthusiastic about Hoover's stands on principle. The new& president, Warren G. Harding, made him Secretary of Commerce, a position he continued to hold under Harding's& successor, Calvin Coolidge. As head of the Department of Commerce, Hoover strengthened and expanded& its activities, especially relating to federal regulation of the new technologies of radio broadcasting and commercial& aviation. When Coolidge withdrew from the 1928 presidential race, the Republicans nominated Hoover on& the first ballot. Hoover's letters seldom contain his political philosophy, so this one is exceptional.

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        PENROD

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914.. Blue cloth, stamped in white, with pictorial inset. Frontis and illustrations by Gordon Grant. Spine ends and fore-tips lightly rubbed, offset to free endsheets from jacket flaps, shallow bleed from top-edge in upper margin of a few leaves, bookseller's label, but very good in somewhat darkened dust jacket with nicks and short tears at corners and front flap fold, some fraying at the head and toe of spine, and shallow discoloration along lower edge. Rather amateurish half calf slipcase. First edition, second state of the text (of three, with folio 'viii' omitted and the earlier reading, 'sence', at 19:23), first binding. With the author's signed presentation on the dedication leaf: "Inscribed, with pleasure, for Mr. B.R. Levinson. 23 November, 1937." RUSSO & SULLIVAN, pp.29-34.

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        GRAMOPHONES; FEED MECHANISMS; NEEDLES, DIAPHRAGMS, RECORDING APPARATUS, ETC; SOUND BOX; MULTIPLE RECORD; GRAPHOPHONES

      Washington, DC: U. S. Patent Office, Various dates. 21 vols. Each patent accompanied by a b/w diagram. Unpaginated. Hardcover. 4to size. Beige cloth. 21 volumes contain about 70 copies of patents relating to development of sound reproduction. Includes Thomas Edison and other pioneers, covering c. late 1880s to c.1914. Each patent is generally 2 -4 pages, with an accompanying diagram. Each volume begins with a mimeographed table of contents, listing the patent number, date, and inventor or applicant. All volumes are in very good condition, one volume has two small, punctures to the spine. This is a very heavy set and will be expensive to ship. Very good/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Summer Sale! Our online pricing is reduced 20% for our 2013 Summer Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

      [Bookseller: A. Parker's Books, Inc.]
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        The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

      London: Philip Lee Warner, The Riccardi Press Published for the Medici Society, 1914. First edition. 4to. Original holland-backed gray paper-covered boards with paper labels on cover and spine. No. 339 of 500 Numbered Copies. Illustrated title-page (blue) and 10 superb full color plates (with captioned tissue-guards) all by F. Cayley Robinson. Top edges gilt, others uncut. A fine copy of a stunningly beautiful book. The nicest copy we have ever seen

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        RŽgime VŽgŽtalien utilisant les graisses animales. Recettes de cuisine

      Paris: Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1914. Quarto, 406 pages. First edition, number 26 of 1133 copies, hors commerce on vŽlin teintŽ. One of the first French cookbooks to use vegan recipes outside a purely convalescent food context. Sumptuously illustrated throughout by the great Art Nouveau designer Henri Bellery-Desfontaines, who died in 1909 before the book was completed. His friend, Henri Rapin, finished the illustrations. A bright and fresh copy. Signatures a tiny bit loose in the original black and red illustrated wrappers. Fine. [Worldcat locates 14 copies worldwide; Bitting 99; OberlŽ 717].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        Canada and Its Provinces: A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates - ARCHIVES Edition in Twenty-Three Volumes (23)

      Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Co./ T. & A. Constable Edinburgh University Press, 1914. -----The scans you see are the books you get. The full 23 volume set, Archives Edition, Vol.s 1 to 22, 1914, Very Good Plus / Vol 23 -1917, Very Good, dark teal and brown leather spines with gilt, top edges gilt, headbands, marbled end papers, Vols. 1 to 22, Very Good Plus, faint to minor edge wear / Vol 23, Very Good only, rubbing to edges, sunned to small portion by spine head, minor edge wear, no names or writing, all (printed, tissue guarded) plates, maps (many fold out & in colour), & letters (b & w and colour) accounted for. Some books appear to never have been opened. Check out scan. Scans of individual books can be had, just ask. Contents include: Vols. 1 and 2: New France, 1534-1760 / Vols. 3 & 4 British Dominion, 1760-1840 / Vol. 5: United Canada, 1840-1867 / Vols. 6, 7 & 8: The Dominion: Political Evolution / Vols. 9 & 10: The Dominion: Industrial Expansion / Vols. 11 & 12: The Dominion: Missions; Arts and Letters / Vols. 13 & 14: The Atlantic Provinces / Vols. 15 & 16: The Province of Quebec / Vols. 17 & 18: The Province of Ontario / Vols. 19 & 20: The Prairie Provinces / Vols. 21 & 22: The Pacific Province / Vol. 23: Documentary notes General index, manuscript sources, bibliography, chronological outines, historical tables. Check the scans.. 1st Archives Edition . Half-Leather. Very Good - Very Good Plus/No Jackets. 4to - over 9¾" - 12".

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        sefer Imrey Daat Imrei Daas Pearls of the Talmud and Medrash

      A. H Rozenberg, 131 Henry Street, New York, New York 1914 - Lack English title page. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2. OCLC calls for 24, 9 pages. I have more pages but am nevertheless lacking the English title page. I have pages 2-10 in English. And pages 24 plus 2 additional ones in the English section, for a total of 34 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

      London:. 1914.. First edition. Very rare first state of the prospectus for the first Shackleton expedition to cross the Antarctic continent, 1914 to 1916. Rare prospectus, or "circular" to use Shackleton's own terminology, for the 1914-1916 Shackleton expedition to make the first ever crossing of the Antarctic continent, from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea. The outcome of the expedition, culminating in the rescue of the crew following the sinking of the "Endurance" and a harrowing open boat journey, is well known. This prospectus was intended to help raise funds for the expedition, and is both attractively printed and very informative as to the aims and actions of the proposed expedition. These include the route to be taken, the ships to be used, the leading personnel of the expedition, views of experts (including Amundson, Peary, Nansen and others), commentary from the press, and more. Apparently not more than around 200 copies of the prospectus were printed, and the present example is the very rare first state, containing a short sketch of Captain John King Davis, master mariner, whom Shackleton expected to be the ship's captain; when Davis declined the offer the type for the prospectus was reset and a second state printed, without the Davis biography. This resetting resulted in a booklet of only 30 printed pages, rather than 31. Only three copies are listed by OCLC, at the University of Alaska, Dartmouth College, and the National Library of New Zealand; though the states are not designated, these are apparently the second, as the pagination is given as 30 pp., whereas this first state is 31 pages, with p.[32] blank save for a small logo "WHS" printed in lower left corner. Moreover, only three copies are listed in the American Book Prices Current as having sold since 1975 - two listed as second state, the other with state not given. 4to, 31, [1] pp. Printed in red & black. Map of the Antarctic showing the proposed route tipped to inside of front inner wrapper; diagram of ship "Endurance" tipped to inside of rear inner wrapper. Original brown wrappers with string tie, paper cover label. Some light rubbing to wrappers, a bit of wear along spine, ink stains to lower rear wrapper near spine; light foxing to the inner wrappers, very faint foxing to title-page, else very good or better, contents quite fresh.

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        [Complete set of] New Numbers

      Ryton, Dymock, Gloucester: Crypt House Press, February–December, 1914. 4 volumes, octavo. Original blue-grey wrappers printed in black. Housed in a blue quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Some creasing and rubbing to wrappers of numbers I and IV, a little spotting to early and late leaves of volume I. Numbers II and III in superb condition. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions. The four issues comprising the complete run of New Numbers include 41 poems, 15 of which are by Rupert Brooke. The majority of the poems in Brooke's 1914 and Other Poems first appeared here, including the first publication of his famous poem "The Soldier".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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