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

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Chance: a Tale in Two Parts

      London: Methuen, [1914]. First edition, first published state, with 1914 cancel title. Without closing quotes around Narcissus on verso of half-title. 8vo. vii, [i], 406, [2] pp., + 8 pp. catalogue dated "Autumn 1913". Original green gilt- decorated cloth (Cagle's binding b). Fine. Smith, p. 58; Cagle A17a10 . 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        History of Scranton and Its People, Two Volume Set

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

      [Bookseller: Vinegar Works Books]
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        Eh. Manuskript mit Korrekturen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Histoire d'Aladdin et de la lampe magique (des contes des mille nuits et une nuit), selon le texte de J. C. Mardrus

      Péking / Paris: Georges Crès / Presses du Pei-T'Ang, 1914. Livre. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. limitée. Grand In-8. Péking / Paris, Georges Crès / Presses du Pei-T'Ang, 1914. (Collection coréenne composée sous la direction de Victor Segalen). 2 volumes grand in-8, 29 x 18,5 cm, 87 pp. en pagination continue sur papier plié à la chinoise, nombreux ornements de calligraphie arabe, couvertures souples brunes muettes reliées à la chinoise par du fil de soie verte, portefeuille de l'éditeur couvert de soie verte, fermoirs en ivoire. L'un des 570 exemplaires sur vergé pelure, seul papier après 30 sur papier de tribut et 30 autres sur vergé nacré (n° 250). L'un des trois titres édités par Victor Segalen à Pékin, avec "Stèles" et "Connaissance de l'Est" de Claudel. Comme il l'indique dans la justification de l'édition, "Sans doute, aucun des ornements de ce livre n'appartient à la Bibliophilie Chinoise proprement dite (à l'exceptionde la mise en page double et du gros onglet qui forme la moirure noire des tranches). Mais les Caractères étrangers, les maximes Arabes qui le décorent, ont été choisis et gravés à Péking par des calligraphes chinois auxquels ils étaient familiers : car les Mahométans sujets de la Chine sont nombreux." Soie du portefeuille décolorée par endroits. Parfait pour le reste..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Life And Letters Of Lord Macaulay By His Nephew. Enlarged And Complete Edition (1908)

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

      [Bookseller: Booksort]
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        Original copperplates for East of the Sun and West of the Moon;

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      1914. Good. [RODIN, Auguste] RODIN: SA VIE, SON OEUVRE. Ouvrage orne de cent trente illustrations d'un bois de P.-E. Vibert, d'apres le buste en bronze de Rodin par Mlle Camille Claudel, et de deux hors-texte, dont l'un en couleurs sur papier d'arches, tire's a cent exemplaires et representant deux dessins ine'dits du maitre. Paris: Editions Artistiques de l'Art et les Artistes, 1914. First edition, limited and signed: This copy is number 84 of one hundred signed by Rodin on the verso of the t.p. Many black and white photographic illustrations throughout showing Rodin and his work, and a wood-engraving of Camille Claudel's bronze portrait bust of Rodin. Regarding the two reproductions of unpublished drawings to be laid-in mentioned on the t.p., one has been bound-in after p. 72 and the other, the color illustration on Arches paper, is missing. The text begins with an introductory essay by Octave Mirabeau, followed by a biography of Rodin, more essays by other contributors, a collection of heretofore unpublished thoughts by Rodin, a census of his works located in France and abroad, and a bibliography of writings about Rodin. [6], 112 pp. Small folio, 30.5 x 21 cm., specially bound by Polly Hemenway in three-qiuarter black morocco with marbled sides, matching endpapers, t.e.g. A note on the first fly-leaf explains that this copy was given to the Russian-born American sculptor Bashka' Paeva' (i.e. Paeff ) by Mrs. Julius Rosenwald, wife of one of the founders of Sears Roebuck, in 1915, and that it was bound by Hemenway in 1917. The volume shows light wear along bottom edges of boards, a small bit of scuffing on upper board, and has been skillfully rebacked in matching leather. It is a clean and handsome copy overall, in very good condition. OCLC FirstSearch lists only five copies.

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Traité d'Anatomie Humaine

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Sinbad the Sailor

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Les Caves du Vatican, sotie par l'auteur de Paludes

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Heart of Britain's Empire Here is Spread Out For Your View it Shows You Many Stations & Bus Routes Not a Few. You Have Not the Time to Admire It All? Why Not Take A Map Home to Pin on Your Wall!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Porto Pi in der Bucht von Palma de Mallorca

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

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        Signed Original Autograph Letter & Photo Display

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

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        Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia

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

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        Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

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

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        Vivatbänder aus großer Zeit

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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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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      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.

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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

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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