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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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        Researches into Chinese Superstitions I-VII.

      Translated from the french with notes, historical and explanatory by M. Kennelly. Shanghai: T'Usewei Printing Press, 1914-1922. Profusely illustrated, over 300 plates, most in colour. Bound in publishers original decorated boards. Boards with wear and minor bumping to corners at a couple of volumes, 1cm damage to edge of one board. Spines with some wear to head and foot. More issued. 24,5 x 17,5 cm

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        Feats on the Fiord

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

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        Journal Kept by David Douglas During His Travels in North America 1823-1827 Together with a Particular Description of Thirty-Three Species of American Oaks and Eighteen Species of Pinus with Appendices

      London : William Wesley & Son , 1914 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . Published under the direction of the Royal Horticultural Society. Douglas was one of the great explorer-botanists of the Nineteenth Century and his work, particularly in the Hudson's Bay Lands of western North America made a lasting contribution to the science, perpetuated perhaps most notably by the naming of the Douglas Fir. Thse journals were not published for nearly a century after the journeys occurred. Howe states that they were published in an edition of 500 copies, although there is no statement of this in the book. Guarded portait frontis. In original cloth with the coat of arms of the Society in gilt on the front board. A very lightly worn non-circulating mildly ex-library copy with a label on the front endpaper, stamps at the bottom of 3 pages, white accession numbers on spine. Some sunning along the top edge, some bubbling of the cloth on the front cover near the spine, overall very light wear. Howes D435, TPL 1422, Strathern 150.

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        On the Effect of Electric and Magnetic Fields on Spectral Lines.

      Offprint from The Philosophical Magazine for March 1914 (pp. 506-524). In a nice, new clamshell box.. Inscribed from Bohr to his wife: "Til Margrethe fra Niels".** An important test of Bohr's quantum theory, developed in "On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules", was whether it could account for the variations of spectral lines when atoms were submitted to electric fields (Stark effect) and magnetic fields (Zeemann effect). This work also points towards his next main work: "On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra, Part IIII" (1918-22).*** Aaserud 14

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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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        LETTERE AUTOGRAFE. 1914-1925.

      RUSSO Ferdinando. Lettere autografe. 1914-1925. Il poeta che con i suoi versi più si avvicinò all?animo del popolo napoletano. 1868-1927. Corrispondenza autografa firmata, circa cinquanta pagine, tra lettere e cartoline postali, compresa tra il Maggio 1914 ed il 1925, alcune senza data diretta a Angelo Flavio Guidi, giornalista e scrittore, a lungo collaboratore di Vela Latina ed Epoca. E? compresa anche una poesia: ?Mò cà luntana stai?. Un interessante spaccato questo carteggio sulla vita e l?opera di Ferdinando Russo che da direttore di Vela Latina accetta di buon grado l?offerta di collaborazione del giovane Guidi cui è prodigo di suggerimenti giornalistici e complimenti per i vari articoli con qualche espressione d?augurio di gloria e vittorie per il giovane sottotenente in zona di guerra. Il 2 Luglio 1919 ??ho saputo per caso che siete redattore di Epoca. Posso mandarvi i miei libri ??. Inizia così una lunga e fattiva collaborazione con Epoca e molte sono le questioni attraenti. Dalle lamentele per ritardi amministrativi, alle proteste per i tagli subiti da i suoi articoli. Un breve accenno a Giovanni Verga ??il nostro grande dimenticato??. Un ringraziamento a Benedetto Croce per la sistemazione della Biblioteca e del Museo di Napoli del quale ??io sono ispettore??. Un insieme assai interessante per una valutazione dell'opera di Ferdinando Russo.

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        Sinbad the Sailor

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

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        Sinbad the Sailor & Other Stories from The Arabian Nights

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1914. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Undated [1914]. Includes: Sinbad the Sailor; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; The Story of the Three Calenders; the Sleeper Awakened. Illustrated with twenty-three exquisite tissue-protected tipped-on color plates by Dulac, all plates and text pages surrounded with a black and gold colored decorative border. Handsome copy in tan cloth lettered and decorated in gilt with a blue floral background, 224 pages. Light external wear, mainly rubbing to the edges and just the beginnings of fraying to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, text block sound with some minor spacing visible between a few pages but with no pages loosened, frontis tissue partially detached with a short edge tears, all plates very good with other tissues in very good condition, three inch tear to half-title along the inner margin, very light scattering of foxing to half-title as well. Engraved bookplate of Daniel F. Levy on the front pastedown, no other names or markings. A very clean and sound copy.

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        The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edward Woodberry

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914., 39. 10 volumes; 8vo. (H: 22 x L: 40 cm). Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to spines, author's initials stamped in gilt, medalion style, to centre of uppers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed.

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        MISALLIANCE. The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets And Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children. Inscribed

      London: Constable and Company, 1914 Shaw, George Bernard. MISALLIANCE. The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets And Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children. Inscribed. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1914. "It is more dangerous to be a great prophet or poet than to promote twenty companies for swindling simple folk out of their savings". First Edition. Small 8vo. 234 pp. + 2 pp. of ads. A near fine or better copy in light moss green cloth, gilt titles to the spine, t.e.g., in a bright, near fine slightly spine darkened example of the rather uncommon dustwrapper. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine, who created Hotchkiss (among / other good turns), from Bernard Shaw. / 17th May 1914". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. "The whole strength of England lies in the fact that the enormous majority of the English people are snobs". - Hotchkiss in GETTING MARRIED first performed in 1908 & published in THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA, 1911. Excellent example. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights

      1914. first edition. Preserves To A Marvel the Persian Feeling" First Trade EditionDULAC, Edmund. Sindbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (1914). First trade edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in; 277 x 208 mm). [ii], 221, [3] pp. Twenty-three color plates mounted on cream stock with decorative border, captioned tissue guards. Publisher's original tan and indigo blue cloth with gilt-stamped lettering and ship and castle design. A fine copy."In some of the pictures for this book Dulac continues with the Chinese style developed for Princess Badoura the year before. In others, he reduces the scale and adds a richness of detail to create an effect similar to that seen in Perian and Indian miniature art. The pictures are generally serious but Dulac's ever-present humor creeps in...And always there is the Oriental inspiration" (Hughey)."Mr. Dulac has provided pictures which preserve to a marvel the Persian feeling" (Times Literary Supplement, Dec.. 10, 1914)."It may have been his friendship with the celebrated connoisseurs, Ricketts and Shannon, that led Dulac to a renewed and closer acquaintance with those Oriental and Greek primitives, which he had already learned to love in his youth...Persian miniatures especially have fascinated him...the fantasies which Scheherazade wove...need a jeweled commentator, and Dulac alone possesses the necessary gifts" (Art critic, Martin Birnbaum, Introduction, Catalog of Dulac exhibition, Scott & Fowles Gallery, NY, December 1916).Hughey 35a.

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        Reigen. Zehn Dialoge. Geschrieben Winter 1896-97

      Bln., Wien, Harz-Verlag [ca. 1914].. 69.-78. Tsd. 254 S., 1 Bl. OPbd. Rü. berieb. vgl. Allen C13.2 - Mit eh., 3-zeil. Widmnung Schnitzlers a. d. Titelbl., dat. 1922.

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        Le Corbusier Sketchbooks Four Volumes

      First editions, A beautiful set of all four volumes (Vol. 1 1914-1948; Vol. 2  1950-1954; Vol. 3  1954-1957; Vol. 4  1957-1964) in Fine minus condition with very slight touches of shelf wear and rubbing books and jackets. Quite rare in this condition as a set. These four volumes (in English) comprise a catalogue raisonne of over 4000 Le Corbusier drawings – the reproductions are both B/W and color. Special shipping will be required at extra cost.

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        RUSSIA WITH TEHERAN, PORT ARTHUR, and PEKING. Handbook for Travellers

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker. Very Good. 1914. Hardcover. Some rubbing to extremities. Hinges weak. Former owner's name on front endpaper. Two small tears and some glue residue to front map. Light marginal wear to a few maps. Edges a bit browned. Otherwise a very handsome copy! ; 1st and only edition. One of the most scarce and precious titles of the Baedeker series. A description of the country before the revolution. 40 fold out maps in color and 78 plans ; 12mo; 590 pages .

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        JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE

      1914. 2. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. THE JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE. NY: Mead Dodd (1914). Large oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 8 3/4"), black cloth, pictorial paste-on, cover plate with some soil, faint spotting on first 2 leaves, VG+. 1st ed., 1st issue of this fabulous Mother Goose. Illustrated by Smith with cover plate, pictorial endpapers and title page, 12 color plates, 5 black & white plates, plus many illustrations throughout the text. It includes 100's of nursery rhymes and at the time claimed to be the most complete version of Mother Goose. A nice copy.

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        JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE [Hardcover] by SMITH, Jessie Wilcox

      Dodd Mead, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. very good/none issued. First edition, second issue in good to good plus condition with no dust jacket as issued. All color plates intact. Pages clean and nice. Some wear and scratches to cover. Front hinge a little loose. From a private collection. A beautiful book! This is an oversized book and may require additional shipping charges for international or expedited shipment.

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        JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE

      1914. 1. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. THE JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH MOTHER GOOSE. NY:Dodd (1914). Large oblong 4to, black cloth, pict. paste-on, margin of frontis sl. frayed else fine. 1st ed., third issue of this fabulous Mother Goose (with plain endpapers instead of pictorial). Illustrated by Smith with cover plate, pictorial title page, 12 color plates, 5 b&w plates, plus many illustrations throughout the text. It includes hundreds of nursery rhymes and at the time claimed to be the most complete version of Mother Goose. A beauty with white spine writing still bright.

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        American Art by American Artists One Hundred Masterpieces representing the best work in pen-and-ink and in color of Twenty-seven Celebrated American Artists

      New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1914. First edition. Oblong, immense folio (30 x 35 cm). Original dark blue cloth over boards with cover label, bound with two 'metal posts' at spine (as issued) in order to hold in the 100 leaves printed on thick, glossy paper. This exceedingly scarce compendium of American artists and illustrators includes the work of Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, A.B. Frost, Edward Penfield, C.D. Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, F.X. Leyendecker, Harrison Fisher and others. Title page has photo of every artist along with a brief biographical sketch. Except for a small tear to title, book and binding in excellent condition. Given the enormity and importance of this work, a very special survival and very few copies remain. Not found in Nudelman's Bibilography of Jessie Willcox Smith.

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        The Peter Pan Portfolio

      New York: Brentano's New York: Brentano's, 1914. From Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Folio. Original brown and yellow cloth, titles to spine and upper board in yellow, silk ribbon binding, brown endpapers. 12 tipped-in colour plates with printed tissue guards. Boards rubbed and dampstained, yellow of titles flaking, ribbon binding renewed, ribbon ties missing, small area of bubbling to front pastedown, leaves of contents toned but plates in clean and bright. A good copy. First US edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies. Originally published in the UK in the same year.

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        RESPONSIBILITIES: POEMS AND A PLAY

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1914.. Linen-backed boards. Title-page woodcut pressmark "Lady Emer and tree" by Elinor Monsell. A couple of tiny smudges to free endsheets, faint mark at lower edge of rear board, minor wear to lower fore-tips, otherwise fine and largely unopened. First edition. Copy #374 of four hundred numbered copies. This copy does not contain the rare errata slip Wade found in one copy, listing authorial revisions rather than typographic corrections. The play is the new version of "The Hour-Glass," first printed separately in a private edition of fifty copies four months earlier, and the poems include the first public book printing of the poems from POEMS WRITTEN IN DISCOURAGEMENT, among which is "September 1913." "In these poems Yeats, influenced by his young secretary Pound, breaks away from his early manner and begins to purge his imagery of abstraction and to write more simply and directly..." - Cyril Connolly. WADE 110. MILLER 20. MODERN MOVEMENT 24.

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1914]. Old Tales from the North. Quarto, pp. 206 + [ii]. Original full vellum, decoration and titles to spine gilt, decoration to boards gilt with bright blue trim, yellow silk ties. Housed in a quarter blue morocco solander box by The Chelsea Bindery titles to spine gilt. With 25 tipped in colour illustrations and many other black and white drawings throughout the text. A remarkably fine copy, bright, fresh, ties unfrayed. Superb. First Edition Limited Issue. One of 500 copies, of which this is number 127, signed by Kay Nielsen on the limitation page. Nielsen's masterpiece, of great scarcity in this condition.

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon Old Tales from the North

      Doran, 1914. Quarto. nd, but 1914. The true American 1st edn. Twenty-five colour plates mounted on captioned leaves. 19x 25 cm. Purple spine, black boards and illustrated pastedown on front cover. Gold and black decorative endpapers. A tight, unfoxed copy. Spine and front lettering faded. Owner's inscription to blank prelim. Waterstain confined to fep and first prelim. Boards worn and bumped. Text block clean and bright. All plates perfect save the first which has an inoffensive 2cm corner crease.. First Edition. Blind Stamped Cloth. Illus. by Kay Nielsen. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON

      Published by George H. Doran Company, 1914. 1st USA edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Nielsen, Kay. Very good condition. Lavender cloth spine, black boards with gilt titles and gold pictorial onlay to front cover. Attractive gold and black decorated endpapers. 25 superb tipped-in colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 205 pages. Book: all plates present. Inscription in ink to verso of front endpaper. Spine browned and lightly rubbed with faded titles. Covers lightly marked. Rear joint cracked. Contents bright and clean.

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        ALICE`S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With the original illustrations by John Tenniel

      Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, for the Riccardi Press, London. 1914. LIMITED EDITION. Large 8vo.(9.3 x 6.6 inches). One of 1000 hand-numbered copies printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper. Fine leather binding of recent full deep red morocco. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Compartments decorated in gilt. Ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. White silk sewn-in bookmark. A fine copy of this lovely edition, beautifully printed on fine quality hand made paper and in a decorative leather binding.........This edition was published by arrangement with Macmillan and Company using Carroll's revised text of 1896. The wonderful Tenniel illustrations are printed from fresh electros taken from the original wood-blocks, with four being slightly enlarged from the original block designs. There were also 12 copies printed on vellum.

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        LITTLE WIZARD OF OZ. [Wizard Of Oz, SIGNED By Cast],

      Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1914 From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Signed By The Major Cast Members. First edition First state, 8vo., yellow cloth, decorated endpapers, pages bulking at 1st state, 1" on better grade paper stock vs 1 1/4" on cheaper, thicker paper stock. Color plates throughout. A very good attractive copy, showing general light use [some professional archival repair & evidence of some early more primitive retouching to the covers]. This very prized copy is autographed on the Cowardly Lions Half-Title page by Judy Garland [Dorothy], Bert Lahr [The Cowardly Lion], Ray Bolger [Scarecrow], [the "Wicked Witch", Margaret Hamilton not present] but Billie Burke [Glinda - everyone's favorite Witch] is & her signature is rarely encountered, Jack Haley [The Tin Man ] & [The Wizard himself] Frank Morgan, aka John R. Neill present as well. A wonderful & very special example of a Children's Classic. In a custom collector's clamshell case.. Signed. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Collection du Marquis de Biron. Premiére vente. Catalogue des dessins pastels, peintures et sculptures principalement de l`école francaise du XVIII siecle. Objets d`art et d`ameublement du XVIII siécle et du premier empire... Galerie Georges Petit.

      Paris 1914. 4to. 192 s. Rikt illustrert med billedplansjer. Elegant priv. håndb. skinnbd. med 5 opph. bind og rik gulldekor på ryggen. Mønstret overtrekkspapir. Orig. omsl. medbundet. Topp gullsnitt, ellers ubeskåret. (Sign. N. B. Anderssons).. *Eks. Nr. 498

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Blast: Review of the Great English Vortex (First Edition | Volumes 1 & 2

      London: John Lane, 1914. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Volume 1 & 2 of this famous literary magazine. Both volumes preserve their original covers but there is much wear and chipping. Volume 1 has the front & back cover detached (but present) with chipping around the edges. Light foxing. With volume 2 the text block has pulled away from the the wrappers. Light soiling and slight foxing. Overall reading/collecting copies only. Extremely rare. No other copies available. Photos available upon request. BLAST was the short-lived literary magazine of the Vorticist movement in Britain. It had two editions, the first published on 2 July 1914 and the second a year later. Written primarily by the Anglo-American artist Wyndham Lewis and covered by a notorious pink cover referred to by Ezra Pound as the "great MAGENTA cover'd opusculus", the magazine has become famous as emblematic of the first modern art movement in England, and is now recognised as one of the seminal texts of 20th-century modernism Wyndham Lewis (1884-1957), founder of the provocative arts magazine Blast, was often at odds with his sometime co-conspirator Ezra Pound: indeed both men were usually at odds with most of their friends. But they did agree on one thing: that the writers of Edwardian and Georgian England had failed to throw off the deadening literary mannerisms of the previous century. “As for the nineteenth century,” Pound wrote, “with all respects to its achievements, I think we shall look back upon it as a rather blurry, messy sort of a period, a rather sentimentalistic, mannerish sort of a period.” Some violent corrective was needed. The name of Lewis’s magazine was intended to be an explosive charge that would blow away tired literary and social conventions. It was a calculated assault on good taste, both in its contents and, more immediately, in its form: an oversized, bright pink cover with the single word BLAST splashed diagonally across it. Lewis carefully oversaw the details of typography; visually and rhetorically, Blast is indebted to the polemical style of the Italian artist F.T. Marinetti (1876-1944), the founder of Italian futurism. Marinetti’s vivid manifestos for futurism celebrated a modern aesthetic of speed, technology, and power. Lewis in turn founded a movement he called vorticism, and Blast bore the subtitle The Review of the Great English Vortex. –from Damrosch, The Longman Anthology: British Literature, Volume Two, 1999, p. 2191.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Poor. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Paperback.

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        The Lost World (3 volumes, Large Paper Issues). 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], 1914. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (LARGE PAPER). 3 volumes, ALL THREE ISSUES, housed in a slip-case. Tall Octavo, pp. 319. Publisher's light blue cloth (first issue), publisher's tan cloth (second issue), and publisher's tan cloth with new imprint (third issue). All three versions in pictorial bindings to the same design, decorated with blind stamped dinosaur footprints (Iguanadon I believe). Top edge gilt and gilt titles to first and second issue, top edge coloured with colour-blocked titles to third issue. With mounted colour frontispiece portrait of Challenger and tissue guards to the plates, illustrated endpapers. All volumes slightly handled, some spotting to second vol., pencil inscription to same, discreet name label to third vol. Very good indeed. Indisputably the greatest of all 'dinsosaurs and primitive man marooned through bizarre quirk of geological fate upon an unreachable plateau re-discovered by modern man resulting in chaos' stories, the other titles in the genre all being too obvious and well known to list here. 1000 copies only but only 190 were issued in blue cloth; the remainder were bound up later by Hodder in brown, before the sheets were sold to Milford and were housed in a cheaper variant without gilt. With 13 mounted plates in colour and black and white, plus two maps. Very Good. first 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). 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 rare edition of the FIRST CHALLENGER NOVEL. Green & Gibson [A37d]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Du Cote De Chez Swann

      Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1914. In French. Bound by G. Fox of 5 George Street, Manchester Square, City of Westminster as stated with a small stamp to back of ffep. Early printing with 1913 colophon and 1914 stated on title page. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, gilt to top of textblock edge, marbled endpapers, some pages still uncut, 523 pages plus table of content. Some edge wear such as rubbing to corners and edges especially the leather part with some scratches, front hinge is split for three quarters. While notthing appears to be missing, a remnant between the title page leaf and the dedication page suggests something might have been removed. An ink spot to textblock edge page 489 to 504 with an eighth of an inch bleeding into pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Black Sheep Books]
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        Important Early Autograph Letter Signed, to colleague Sandor Ferenczi, in German, on government post card, postmarked Kusnacht (Zurich) November 10, 1913

      The text in full reads, "Dear Friend, The principle of audietur et altera pars [the other side should also be heard] appears to have vanished in your circles.  'Interpretation' has taken its place. There is nothing further to say. The purpose of my card is to inform you that my name is to be removed from the international journal.  With kind regards, Yours Sincerely, Jung." Jung refers to the Yearbook of the International Psychoanalytic Association of which he was President until April 20, 1914, when he resigned.  Jung had resigned as editor of the Yearbook on Oct. 27, 1913, and met with Freud for the last time in September 1913.  In this letter, Jung seems to be informing Ferenczi of his wish to be omitted from the Yearbook's subscription list.

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
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        Typed letter signed to Henry White and his wife Margaret

      Cheyne Walk, 26 October, 1914. Six and a quarter pages, quarto, on printed letterhead of 21, Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, S.W. Folds, with a very small strip of browning along one edge of one sheet; else in very good to near-fine condition. A lengthy personal letter addressed to "Dearest, dearest Harry and Daisy!", sending word of mutual friends, discussing the horrors brought on by the outbreak of the First World War [4 August 1914], and thanking them for their letter: "Deeply does one appreciate the sweetness of old fidelities and loyalties pushing through our dark thick envelope here, composed of so many anxieties and horrors and oppressions, so many lacerations and bereavements and mournings… It soothes me exceedingly to think of you in that beautifully umbrageous harbour of security, after the impression lately gathered among us of your rather troubled time and difficult journey at the beginning of the War. To have your own good word for the real lapse of what must have been much of a nightmare … solidly comforts me… We live mainly but in the one sort [of anxiety] here – that is so far as the intimately personal sort is concerned; I mean the constant shock of all the bereavements and losses suffered around us, or the more and more quickened apprehension of the same – every one one knows with any family belongings at all having husbands, sons and brothers deeply engaged… [Y]our charming allusion … brings back to me in a way that makes this whole stretch of the past, of all the past, as I knew it but three months ago, seem a dim antediluvian thing, prehistoric, fabulous, incredible for felicity by the mere fact of not having had in it such things… I suppose you are by this time restored to Washington and your beautiful conditions there; beautiful indeed must they be in your Indian-summery tone of air and light and colour… oh how I wish, I might sit there with you for an hour – under the great Sargent portrait, say, and opposite … its incomparable original… [W]ere I cast ashore at Washington as an ancient piece of wreckage I should beg to be washed to your feet, and picked up and wiped off and kept to the perhaps quite near end of my time. Apropos of the Portrait you may be interested to know that its author has been all this time stranded in an Austrian Tyrolese valley, painting away, but considerably embarrassed – and is now hoped for here again… I embrace you both bien fort and am your faithfully fondest old friend." The recipients of this letter were Henry White and his wife, Margaret. Henry ("Harry") White (1850–1927) was a prominent U.S. diplomat during the 1890s and 1900s, and one of the signers of the Treaty of Versailles. Theodore Roosevelt, who was president during the peak of White's career, described White as "the most useful man in the entire diplomatic service, during my Presidency and for many years before." Colonel House, the chief aide to Woodrow Wilson, called White "the most accomplished diplomatist this country has ever produced." In 1879 White married Margaret ("Daisy") Stuyvesant Rutherfurd (1857–1916?), an ambitious and hard-working woman who encouraged her husband to pursue the career in diplomacy in which his years in Europe had interested him. As a married couple, Henry and Margaret White had been popular with British intellectuals, and were charter members of The Souls. The Whites made themselves welcome in salons throughout Europe and Washington D.C., making and renewing friendships with Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Chauncey Depew, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Levi P. Morton, among many others. These relationships White had formed with both British and American leaders were what made him an invaluable diplomat. White was able to serve as an unusually effective intermediary between the British and American governments because he was known and trusted by both sides. As apparently alluded to in this letter, the Whites were in Germany at the outbreak of World War One, and were sequestered in Berlin for two weeks, before being able to leave for home in Washington D.C. via Holland. James had known John Singer Sargent since 1884. Sargent painted his well-known portrait of James in 1913 to celebrate the author's seventieth birthday. He had painted an equally well known portrait of Mrs Henry White in 1883 (now Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC). Sargent was in the Austrian Tyrol at the outbreak of the First World War, and was trapped there without a passport and regarded as an alien.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Our Mr. Wrenn. The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1914 New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1914. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece. Original grey cloth gilt, rubbed, some browning and spotting of text, generally light, in custom clamshell box. Merle Johnson p 311 . Inscribed twice by Lewis to Mary Vorse O'Brien and Joseph O'Brien, the first signed only with initials, the other with an inscription "To Joe, & to Mary, (who used to make me 'write some more Mr. Wrenn') from their friend & adorer, Sinclair Lewis" Mary Vorse wrote "The Prestons", "Passaic", "Second Cabin" and "Strike." She spent most of her life in Provincetown. A very nice association copy of his second book

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Master of the World

      London - Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., 1914 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce first UK edition of Jules Verne's dark science fiction novel. In good order, and a particularly clean copy -this work is notorious for heavy foxing due to the paper used. This is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne, and is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. At the time Verne wrote the novel, his health was failing, and Master of the World is a black novel, filled with the fear of the coming of tyrants like the novel's villain, Robur, and totalitarianism. With a colourfully illustrated front board and spine, showing the Terror. With numerous illustrations by Georges Roux. Condition: Inoriginal pictorial cloth coveredbinding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and bumping to extremities. Slight straining to front hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound. Closed tear to gutter of one page. Generally bright with the odd spot and handling mark, mostly to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Guide Michelin. Les pays du Soleil. Algere/Tunisie, Egypte, Italie, Riviera et Corse. 4e année.

      Paris 1914. Cloth. 486 pp. With maps and plans. Bd. slightly worn

      [Bookseller: Christensen o Co Antikvariat]
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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North. Illustrated by...

      [London]: Hodder and Stoughton [1914].. First edition, 4to, 206 pp. 25 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues, black and white illustration to the title page, endpapers and in the text. Original gilt decorated blue cloth, spine and extremities with some rubbing, recently subtly recased otherwise a very good bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici Society, 1914.. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Mottled Japan Vellum on Boards. Fine/VG. 23 x 15cm Hardback 135pp. This copy is number 411 of a limited edition of 1000 copies, printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi paper. The illustrations are from the original ones by John Tenniel in the 1865 edition, from fresh electros taken from the original woodblocks, which since they were cut for the first edition have never been used for printing. Top edge gilt. Unusually, the wrapper is present though a little sun tanned at the spine which bears the title and , in ink, number 411, Printed with the title on the front is the commercial information and different bindings of the work. The flaps of the jacket carry lists of Riccardi publications. The book is clean and bright and firmly bound. A great treasure for a Lewis Carroll collector.

      [Bookseller: Ray Hennessey Bookseller]
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        Indien. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 22 Karten, 33 Plänen und 8 Grundrissen.

      Leipzig 1914. LXXIV + 358 s. Orig. helsjirtingbd.. *Et meget fint eks

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        [Lefler, Henrich] Mozart, Zwolf Gedicthe

      M. Munk Wien: M. Munk, [1914]. Exquisite Wiener Werkstatte influence with 12 striking full page color illustrations by Heinrich Lefler. Original stiff card wrappers with oval cover insert pasted onto card wrappers. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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        Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency, 1914, Final Report of the Commissioners,

      Final Report of the Commissioners, Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 91pp, HMSO, 1914 [Cd. 7236] This includes the substantial "Annexe to Report of Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency, Memorandum by Mr J. M. KEYNES on Proposals for the Establishment of a State Bank in India," p.58-87, in the original blue paper printed wrappers, a very good clean copy. * Keynes was invited to sit on this commission at the same time as his own first book, Indian Finance and Currency, (1913) was published; he feared a conflict of interest but in fact his books was seen as a major qualification. Indian currency had been a vexed question ever since bimetallism was abandoned in 1873. Keynes had a two-fold task; he had to convince the Commission of his view, already expressed in his book, that actual developments had been in the right direction and that the system known as the gold-exchange standard was superior to the full gold-standard. His second task was to procure a distinct advantage by establishing a State Bank. The Commission assigned to Sir Ernest Cable and Keynes the task of preparing the draft proposal. Keynes had some consultations with Cable, but it seems that he did the main part of the work himself which was published as an Annexe to the final Report, and it received an encouraging response in the Report itself. The Annexe gave Keynes the scope to elaborate more fully than ever before his ideas of currency management. He argued that it would be desirable to develop in India a more extended money market and bank-rate control. Marshall was full of praise: [it is] a prodigy of constructive work... we old men will have to hang ourselves if young people [like Keynes] can cut their way so straight and with such apparent ease through such difficulties." see Harrod, Life of John Maynard Keynes, pp.164-71. This report is both important and rare.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Dracula's Guest: And Other Weird Stories

      Routledge, London, 1914. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. An attractive First Edition, First Printing of this Rare & Desirable collection of short stories, Dracula's Guest; The Judge's House; The Squaw; .The Secret Of The Growing Gold; A Gipsy Prophecy; The Coming Of Abel Behenna; The Burial Of The Rats; A Dream Of Red Hands; & Crooken Sands. The ephonymous story 'Dracular's Guest' was adapted from a previously unpublished episode from the original 'Dracula'!, Stoker's most famous work.Size: 7.25 inches x 5.0 inches. 200 pages. In original red cloth covered boards, blind decorated and titled to front, gilt lettered to spine, boards a little marked, especially back board which is also faded and a touch rubbed to bottom edge. Bumping and some wear to back edge at ends of spine. 200 pages. Text clean, bright and tightly bound. light marking to endpapers. Name 'E.W. Riley' to top of half title page. light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 004937.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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