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        Dracula's Guest And Other Weird Stories

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 12mo. 200pp. Publisher's linen-textured red cloth blocked in blind on the spine and upper board, and with a gilt spine title. We note some foxing on the edges of teh textblock, a tiny spot on the upper board, and oiffse on the free endpapers where the dustwrapper ended. Otherwise this is a very nice copy. In its scarce, full color dustwerapper with art by Handforth. The dustwrapper bears the "2/- net" sticker on the spine. There is a trace of roushness alng the edges but it is in near fine condition. Dracula's Guest' is a previously unpublished episode from an early draft of Dracula and is published here with eight other stories by Stoker. Uncommon in first edition, and rare in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Bosambo of the River.

      Ward, Lock & Co, London., 1914. First edition. Octavo. Colour frontispiece. First issue black blind-embossed cloth lettered in gilt with colour pictorial panel reproducing a detail from the frontispiece mounted on the front. A 304-page adventure novel.Free endpapers tanned. Very good indeed in later issue dustwrapper which is good, nicked, chipped and torn, defective at the tail of the spine. On the spine of the dustwrapper is a mark where the price sticker has been; the first issue dustwrapper had a printed price.

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        Marcus Aurelius Antoninus To Himself (With Fore-Edge Painting Of Tiber And Vatican)

      Macmillan And Co, London 1914 - Xlii, 167 Pp. Full Blue Morocco, Elaborately Gilt, Morocco Spine Label, Elaborate Gilt Edges And Turns, Marbled Endpapers, All Edges Of Page Block Also Gilt. Fore-Edge Painting With Tiber At Center And Vatican In Distance. Very Near Fine, Just A Few Small Rubs At Edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        \"Das Bad. Original-Radierung (1914). Hinter Plexiglas und Passepartout gerahmt. Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 27 cm. Lichtes Blattmaß: 22 x 15,5 cm; Plattenmaß: 19,7 x 13,8 cm. In der Platte monogrammiert und datiert. Unten links in Bleistift vom Künstler betitelt. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert.\"

       \"Martin Erich Philipp: Das Bad. Original-Radierung (1914). Hinter Plexiglas und Passepartout gerahmt. Rahmenmaß: 35,5 x 27 cm. Lichtes Blattmaß: 22 x 15,5 cm; Plattenmaß: 19,7 x 13,8 cm. In der Platte monogrammiert und datiert. Unten links in Bleistift vom Künstler betitelt. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert. Zustand: Die Graphik ist von guter Erhaltung. Dieses gesuchte erotische Motiv wurde am 26.11.2011 im Berliner Auktionshaus Bassenge für 1500 € plus Aufgeld zugeschlagen.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        North of Boston [Mending Wall]

      New York: David Nutt [sold by Dunster House], 1914. A superlative copy of the poet's scarce second collection, the true first, published one year before the American edition. First Edition, 1914 (so stated on copyright page). Wide 8vo: ix,143,[1]pp. Wanting the original, unprinted wax paper dust jacket. Fine (many pages unopened), square and tight, with crisp gilt lettering; offsetting to end papers from binder's glue. Clymer & Green, pp. 22-26. Crane A3. Collects seventeen poems ("The Pasture" and "Good Hours" do not appear on the contents page), including Mending Wall and After Apple Picking. This first issue appeared in five different binding variants, of which this is Binding F (one of only 200 copies thus, according to Crane)(grass-green coarse linen; upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, blind rule at top and bottom of front cover only; top edge trimmed, others rough-cut), in imitation of Binding A. At a later date, "Printed in Great Britain" was rubber-stamped in black on copyright page. (Crane thinks A, E, and F were all assembled by the same binder in England before copies of E and F were shipped to America for sale by Dunster House Bookshop in Cambridge, Mass. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. Fine.

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        Men of Deep Waters

      London Eveleigh Nash 1914 - 8vo. Publisher's red cloth titled in gilt to spine. Lightly rubbed and bumped to extremities, some slight sunning to spine panel. Minor scuffing. Internally clean. A very good copy of arguably Hodgson's best collection of nautical weirdness. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Landlexikon. Ein Nachschlagewerk des allgemeinen Wissens unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Landwirtschaft, Forstwirtschaft, Gärtnerei, der ländlichen Industrien und der ländlichen Justiz- und Verwaltungspraxis, 6 Bände, Jugendstil-Prachtausgabe.

      Stuttgart, Deutsche-Verlags-Anstalt, 1911 - 1914. - Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Angeboten wird hier die sehr seltene Jugendstil-Prachtausgabe dieses Werkes. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie reichen floralen Gold- und Blindprägungen; Buchdeckel teilweise in Leder mit reicher gold- und blindgeprägter Jugendstil-Ornamentik mit ländlicher Symbolik (Früchte; Ähren) sowie mittig mit großer Leder-Intarsie mit ländlicher Motivprägung (Anwesen mit Bäumen), sonst in braunem Leinen; dreiseitiger Farbschnitt; farbige, bedruckte Vorsätze. Format: 29 x 19 cm. Einschlägiges enzyklopädisches Werk zur ländlichen Gesellschaft vor dem Hintergrund fortschreitender Industrialisierung, zur Landwirtschaft (Tierhaltung, Feldwirtschaft), zur Pflanzen- und Kräuterkunde sowie zu weiteren Formen ländlichen Wirtschaftens (Handwerk, Landindustrien, Landmaschinenindustrie). Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 4.900 S. Mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Tafeln und Karten sowie zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text. Gliederung: Band 1: A - Chartern, VI, 800 S. Band 2: Chartismus - Fütterung. 800 S. Band 3: Fütterungsbuch - Kardätsche, 800 S. Band 4: Karde - Naturschönheit, 800 S. Band 5: Naturspiel - Schill, 800 S. Band 6: Schiller - Zytoplasma, 918 S. Buchrücken gleichmäßig aufgehellt; bei seitlichen Lederflächen partiell minimale Fleckenbildung durchscheinend. Sonst gutes Exemplar dieser sehr schönen, aufwendig gestalteten Ausgabe, in der sich die Gestaltungs- und handwerkliche Buchkunst der Jugendstil-Ära in besonderer Weise widerspiegelt. Wenige Vorsätze minimal fleckig; Seiten selbst durchweg sauber und fleckenfrei, in Bd. 1 eine zusätzliche Informationsseite (Botanisches Register) eingeklebt. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Gazette du Bon Ton Art, Modes, et Frivolities.

      Paris Lucien Vogel 1914 - First edition. 4to. 6 original parts comprising January to June 1914, the second year of this periodical, 61 hand-coloured lithograph plates en pochoir by Barbier and others, later cream cloth, lightly soiled. It may have been short-lived but the Gazette du Bon Ton was hugely influential reflecting all the latest developments in fashion and lifestyle at the beginning of the twentieth century at a time when styles changed dramatically in the space of a few years. The magazine was only available to subscribers at a price which equals $425 per year in today's money, thereby creating a very exclusive image. Lucien Vogel, the editor aimed to establish fashion as an art form and also to create "good taste" for the Parisian elite. Publication was suspended in 1915, due to World War I, and resumed in 1920, continuing through 1925. Contributing artists included all the greatest names of the day such as Dufy, Bakst, Barbier and Brunelleschi, etc and these artists would depict the haute couture in a narrative and dramatic style using vivid colours and the pochoir technique on special handmade paper. Many of the designs were idealistic leisure scenes of the well-to-do, illustrating the latest creations of Paris vintage fashion houses such as Worth, Lanvin, Doucet, Poiret, Callot Soeurs, Paquin and Beers, often without explanatory text. The literary content was also of the highest quality with essays by well known art historians, playwrights and novelists of the day. Ray, Art deco Book in France, pp 29-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DER NEUE ORIENT. [THE NEW ORIENT].

      Large 8°, 32 pp. printed text with illustrations within text, original printed tan wrappers, stapled (slightly age-toned, tiny tears in margins, loss of paper to the wrappes, wrappers torn on the spine). - [Aleppo, Syria: Deutschen Jung-Ma?nner-Mission im Orient (German Mission for Young Men in Orient) 1914]. A very rare magazine, published by young Christian German men in Aleppo, Syria, on the eve of WWI. Probably the first and only number. - This unusual magazine, written in German, was published in Aleppo, Syria, by young German missionaries. The articles, accompanied by photos and maps, give information on the life and missions in Aleppo, Baghdad, Armenia, Turkey etc. The cover shows the house of the publishers (German Missionaries) in Aleppo. This is probably the first (according to the first paragraphs of the first article) and last edition of the magazine, published just before the start of WWI. The magazine does not name the place or date of printing, but was, according to the text and advertisements, issued in 1914 in Aleppo, Syria. From 1917, during WWI, the magazine seems to be published in Berlin (OCLC 11808186). We could only trace one example of the magazine in one institution worldwide (Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Leipzig / Frankfurt am Main). References: OCLC 84812885.

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        Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking.

      Karl Baedeker Leipzig 1914 - First edition. lxiv, 590pp, 40 maps and 78 plans, library stamps throughout, library plate, spine slightly worn and rubbed, library mark on spine; overall a fairly good copy. The first and only English edition of this title and the most comprehensive volume on Russia. Poland and Finland are included as well as excursions to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. Issucd c. 1914. Hinrichsen E244. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Karl Baedeker, Publisher, Leipzig 1914 - Issued on the eve of the First World War, this is the first and only edition published in English (we also have on offer the 1897 edition in German), with final up-to date-maps of Russia published for the general public until the fall of the Soviet Union, in 1919. Poland and Finland are included, as well as excursions to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. Small 8vo: xliv,590pp, with 40 maps and 78 plans (many folding and in color), export stamp on verso of title. Publisher's red flexible cloth stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled, red silk page-maker. A superb, virtually pristine example with bright gilt and richly marbled edges; binding bright, square, and tight; maps properly folded and free of tears. Hinrichsen E244. "In 1828, [Karl} Baedeker bought the rights to J. A. Klein's Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln and, after the death of the author, Baedeker himself revised and updated the work, recreating it for a new market. Using his own travel experiences, he guided the tourist to the principal attractions in each place, saving travellers the expense of hiring their own guide. He thus created a new type of guidebook, which was widely copied throughout Europe and opened up tourism to a new class of visitor. The reliability of the information was ensured by annual journeys by Baedeker himself and by reference to respected published sources and expert scholars. . . . For the serious tourist a Baedeker was indispensable, its tone, especially with respect to southern Europeans, assuring northerners of their superiority, and suggesting ways of avoiding dangers. When Lucy Honeychurch finds herself 'In Santa Croce with no Baedeker' in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View, she is entirely lost." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock Baedekers in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RUSSIA WITH TEHERAN, PORT ARTHUR, AND PEKING. Handbook for Travellers. With 40 Maps and 78 Plans.

      Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. FIRST EDITION 1914, 8vo, approximately 160 x 110 mm, 6¼ x 4¼ inches, 118 maps and plans, 27 folding or double page, most coloured, pages: lxiv, 590 including index, bound in publisher's red blind decorated cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, marbled edges, cream front endpapers with lists of Baedeker's Guide Books (latest date 1919), RailwayMap of Russia to rear endpapers. Covers bright and clean, tiny creases at head and tail of spine, front endpapers browned at edges, pale address stamp on front endpaper and on half-title, no inscriptions, small closed tear to inner edge of General Map of Russia, neatly repaired on reverse, plus slight creasing to inner margin. A very good plus clean bright copy. The first and only English edition of this title. As well as Russia, there are travels in Poland and Finland plus journeys to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Indien

      Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1914 - First edition, lxxiv, 358pp, 22 maps, 38 plans, 8 ground-plans, central tear to margin affecting pp133-168, map of Bangalore detached but present, small hole to spine, publisher's red cloth gilt. Hinrichsen D499. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Weltkrieg 1914-18 16 Bücher (inkl. Original Band 13!)

      Der Weltkrieg 1914-1918 herausgegeben vom Reichsarchiv, Reichskriegsministerium bzw. Oberkommando des Heeres Berlin, 1925 1942 Hier biete ich die nahezu (wirklich) vollständige Ausgabe des deutschen offiziellen Geschichtswerkes zum 1. Weltkrieg an, es fehlt lediglich Band 14. Im Gegensatz zu Band 1 und 2, die noch mit jeweils knapp 30.000 Exemplaren in den Druck gingen, wurde der Band 13 als Kriegsausgabe (Nur für den Dienstgebrauch) in einer Auflage von 1.500 Stück an die Kriegsgeschichtliche Forschungsanstalt ausgeliefert, von denen ein Großteil bei der Bombardierung Potsdams im Frühjahr 1945 zerstört wurden. Hier wird nun eines dieser ganz seltenen Originalstücke angeboten. Dieses bietet im Vergleich zum Nachdruck des Bundesarchivs von 1956 (Auflage 500 Stück) eine wesentlich bessere Papierqualität und das Kartenmaterial ist zudem gewohnt mehrfarbig statt schwarzweiß Es sind im Angebot enthalten: oBand 1:Die Grenzschlachten im Westen oBand 2:Die Befreiung Ostpreußens oBand 3:Der Marne-Feldzug Von der Sambre zur Marne oBand 4:Der Marne-Feldzug Die Schlacht oBand 5:Der Herbst-Feldzug 1914 (I) oBand 6:Der Herbst-Feldzug 1914 (II) oBand 7:Winter und Frühjahr 1915 oBand 8:Sommer und Herbst 1915 oBand 9:Westen und Balkan 2.Halbjahr 1915 oBand 10:Januar bis August 1916 Wechsel in der O.H.L. oBand 11:Herbst 1916 und Winter 1916/17 oBand 12:Die Kriegführung im Frühjahr 1917 oBand 13:Die Kriegführung im Sommer und Herbst 1917 Die Ereignisse außerhalb der Westfront bis November 1918 oFeldeisenbahnwesen I oKriegsrüstung und Kriegswirtschaft I oKriegsrüstung und Kriegswirtschaft I - Anlagenband Zustand:außen gut (Gelenke unbeschädigt), innen sehr gut, mit Exlibris, siehe auch Fotos Das äußerst umfangreiche Anlage-/Kartenmaterial habe ich in allen Bänden auf Vollständigkeit geprüft! Es fehlen lediglich im Band 13 die Beilagen 4, 23 und 24, im Band 7 das Skizzenblatt m/n sowie im Feldeisenbahnwesen Bd. 1 die Karte 1. Die im Band 5 angegebene Karte 18 (letzte Karte des Bandes) scheint tatsächlich nicht ausgeliefert worden zu sein, sie findet sich jedenfalls ebenfalls nicht in einem ansonsten lückenlosen Vergleichsexemplar.

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        LUTHER BURBANK: HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. [12 VOLUME SET SIGNED BY LUTHER BURBANK]

      New York: Luther Burbank Press, 1914. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application is one of the first sets of books published using color photography and is the most-extensive publication of the work of Luther Burbank (1849-1926). Complete twelve-volume set published by the Luther Burbank Press in 1914 and 1915. The set was sold only by subscription. Three quality levels of binding were offered: simple cloth, embossed cloth, and leather. This is the leather-bound edition and is the only one of the sets bearing an original signature of Luther Burbank. SIGNED BY LUTHER BURBANK on a special tipped-in dedication leaf designed by Tiffany and Company. This set was presented to Henry W. O'Melveny with his name stamped in gilt on the green moire cloth endpaper. Henry W. O'Melveny was a founder of a prestigious law firm and one of the original members of the California State Parks Commission. Also with the silver foil bookplate of Randall Henderson, founder, editor and publisher of Desert Magazine. Each volume has 105 color photographs tipped in, for a total of 1260 photographs. Special paper was prepared for the volumes which was watermarked “The Luther Burbank Press.” The photos provide an extensive record of Burbank's work in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol from 1875 to 1914. Bound in the original decorative full calf stamped with embossed orange trees on both covers and spine, spines lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. Extremites somewhat scuffed, with occassional foxing in texts, otherwise firmly bound and very good or better internally. Luther Burbank was an American botanist and the best-known horticulturist in the United States. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. Overall a complete and pleasing set. One of an unspecified number of sets signed by Luther Burbank. Priority shipping on this heavy set may require extra charges. . SIGNED. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.

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        Home Landscapes.

      John Murray, London., 1914. First edition. Quarto. pp xii, 78. Illustrated with Sun Pictures taken in the Farms, Woods, and Pleasure Grounds of Gravetye Manor by George Champion, plates printed by the Société Anonyme des Arts Graphiques at Geneva (Sichéron). Original binding of half vellum, lettered in gilt, cream buckram sides. Top edge gilt. Printed by letterpress on mould-made paper at the Chiswick Press, London. The 32 tissue-guarded photogravure plates are of superb quality as is the production of this book as a whole. Gravetye Manor was the author's own home from 1885 up until his death in 1935.Fine in the original publisher's box which is marked, rubbed and cracked.

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        The Mutiny of the Elsinore

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Color Frontispiece. 378 Pp + Catalog At Rear. First Printing, One Of 16, 684 Copies. Near Fine, Lightly Used, Some Rubbing To Blue On Background Color Of Spine With Complete Loss Of Blue In Upper And Lower 1/8" Of Spine, Traces Of Rubbing To Blue Background On Front Cover, Gilt And White Lettering Still As New, Cloth Exceptionally Clean, No Names Or Marks.1/8" Loss Of Blue Background At Top And Bottom Of Spine, With Small Minor Losses In Between, Small Faint Rubs On Front Cover.

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        Sindbad the Sailor & Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

      [London]: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Dulac, Edmund. First Trade Edition. 4to - over 9.75" to 12" tall. pgs. First trade edition of Edmund Dulac's Sindbad the Sailor; also included are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Story of the Three Calendars, and The Sleeper Awakened; beautifully illustrated with 23 Dulac plates, the same as in the deluxe version. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in tan and indigo blue flowered cloth, stamped with gilt lettering and a ship design, tan and indigo flowered endpapers, title page with mock Arabic lettering and a vignette mirroring the front board, all surrounded by black borders, then a yellow-tan flower border with extending spikes, frontispiece the first of the 23 illustrations, each with a lettered tissue-guard, the illustrations being tipped into heavy paper stock and having the borders as the title page, engraved and printed by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd., Banbury; quarto size (text block just under 11" tall), pagination: (i)-vi, 7-222, final black and white illustration directly on the paper (223), printer's statement (224). ***CONDITION: Near fine to fine overall, with the binding being clean, the gilt bright and unrubbed, the corners square and unrubbed, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, all illustrations with their tissue guards present, entirely free of prior owner markings. There is a gentle bump to the top edge of the front board and some dustiness to the text block edges, else fine; there is also a vintage bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown from Brentanos. Lacking the extremely rare glassine jacket and original box. ***CITATION: First trade edition, Hughey 35a. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell; please contact us with any questions, we are here to help.

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        Cabiria Visione storica del terzo secolo a.C.

      TORINO: Italia Film, 1914. Spillata. BUONO. 12 18,5. Personae Fabulae USATO

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        1764-1914. ????? I ????????????. [Anniversary Book of the Imperial Academy of Arts 1764-1914. Part I, History].

      Tovarischestvo R.Golike i A.Vilborg. S.-Peterburg 1914 - Folio (28 x 20.5 cm), part 1 only (out of 2). Title, III, [2], 352 pp., [2pp.] with 20 plates. Contemporary half morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt tooling in compartments, original upper wrapper bound in. Luxurious and richly illustrated publication issued on the occasion of 150th jubilee of the Imperial Academy of Arts. The work opens with a historical overview describing the activity of the Academy from its founding in 1758 by Ivan Shuvalov and Catherine II's order giving it the current name until the time of the publication. The following chapters, accompanied by multiple photoengraving, describe the Academy's art and historical collections, the publishing initiatives, its schools and members. This copy comes from the library of Vladimir Nikitich Vitov - economist and member of the Moscow Society of Bookplates. His library amounted to 3500 volumes, dedicated mostly to art and antiquities. Sm.-Sok., ? 4089. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal d'un conclave

      Albert Messein 1914 - - Albert Messein, Paris 1914, 18x24,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 10 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, tirage de tête. Une petite déchirure sans gravité en pied du dos. Bel et rare exemplaire à toutes marges de cet ouvrage publié par Louis Thomas. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 10 numbered copies on China, draw of head. Beautiful and rare copy on all margins of this book published by Louis Thomas. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Sechs Kongressreden. (Six conference speeches.)

      W. Drugulin for the Leipzig Section of the German Zionist Association Leipzig 1914 - First edition. Large 4to, (27 x 21 cm); pp. 81, [2] (the initial 2 blank); text in German; bibliophile printing on very fine paper imitating vellum, wide margins; original gilt-stamped boards, extremities a little worn, light spotting. The first collected edition of Herzl's six speeches. Number 253 of a limited edition of 400. This private-press edition of Herzl's speeches given at the first six Zionist World Congresses was published in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of his death and to coincide with the Leipzig Zionist Congress, where Salman Schocken (1877-1959), who as a publisher cooperated frequently with the Drugulin printing house, handed to each delegate a copy of this book. In 1915, Schocken, together with Martin Buber, had founded the Zionist journal 'Der Jude'. He built the Schocken Library in Jerusalem and bought the local newspaper 'Haaretz' in 1937. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Iconography of the Virgin].

      Tip. Imperatorskoy Akademii Nauk Skt.Peterburg 1915 1914 - Two parts in one volume, 8vo (28 x 22 cm). Title, 1-388, [2], 1-452, with 13 colour plates and multiple illustrations in text. Contemporary half-calf binding over marbled boards, blue labels ruled and lettered in gilt, spine with raised bands in compartments; very slightly rubbed at extremities. Fine complete example of one of the most solid and fundamental works on the historical tradition of depicting the Mother of God. First edition. This work was the result of the many years research conducted by famous historian on Byzantine and Ancient Russ art, Nikodim Kondakov (1844-1925). The author traces iconography of the Virgin from the first centuries of Christianity and up to the end of 13th century. The work greatly it benefits from the rich illustrated material including nearly 500 images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peregrine Pickle. 2 Bde.Roter originaler Ganzledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung .

      Georg Müller,München 1914 - Peregrine Pickle. 2 BDE.Kl.-8°.Roter originaler Ganzledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung u. Deckelfil., u. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt u. Lesebändchen. Bücher der Abtei Thelem,beründet von Otto Julius Bierbaum. Bde. 15.-16. Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder.Georg Müller,München 1914.Erste Ausgabe. Sehr gutes Exemplar.- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WELTKRIEG I. -, 1914 - 1918.

      42 x 31 cm. 80 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Selbstdarstellung der Alliierten ohne Russland. Faksimile-Sammlung mit Autographein, Illustrationen, Dokumenten und Schriftstücken. Seltenes Referenzwerk. Der nicht vorhandene Deckeltitel lautet "Memorial des Allies". - Einband beschabt und bestoßen. Papierbeding minimal gebräunt. Kulturgeschichte, Weltkrieg I.

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. ("Löns").

      Hannover, 30. VI. 1914. - 2 SS. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse und einigen Beilagen (s. u.). An Pfarrer Lembke in Gröben: "Schönen Dank für Deinen lieben Brief. Ich antworte ausführlich, sobald ich einige ganz dringende Arbeiten, die ich vor meiner Reise in die Haide erledigen muß, fertig habe [.]". - Die Bildseite zeigt die "Runde Luftschiffhalle. 'System Gg. Thofehrn'"; im unteren Rand gelocht (geringf. Textberührung). - Beiliegend eine Postkarte mit Grüßen von "Deinem Lembke" sowie einigen anderen (darunter Otto Egner, Verbindungsbruder von Löns in der Turnerschaft Cimbria/Greifswald), an den "Kriegsfreiwilligen H. Loens, X. Armeekorps, Regiment Nr. 73, Ersatz-Bataillon"; die Adreßseite trägt den zeitgen Vermerk: "Adressat tot. Gefallen am 27/9. ‚14, bei Loivre" (in Bleistift); weiters beiliegend ein Widmungsexemplar von Wilhelm Asches "Besinnliche Musik. Eine Auslese neuer Lieder" (Braunschweig, Georg Stamm-Verlag, 1949?); Wilhelm Asche (1882-1953), ein Landwirt und Heimatdichter aus Tietlingen, war Stifter des Wacholderhains als Löns' letzter Ruhestätte sowie des Löns-Denkmals in Walsrode. - Weiters beiliegend 6 bzw. 6 Bll. Notgeld der Gemeinde Hemdingen (Kreis Pinneberg in Schleswig-Holstein) und des Heimatbunds Lohengau sowie 2 Anweisungen der Volksbank Lutter am Barenberge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Papers of a civilian Internee WW1

      Photographs, drawings and other documents, mostly laid down on stationery of his later business in woodworking machinery. Contained in a later folder, headed "Kurt MÜller civil prisoner of war Oct. 1914 - Febr. 1919." Most notes and annotations are in German by MÜller himself, but there are some additional later post-it notes in English, apparently added by MÜller's grandchild. 

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        The Principles of Psychology: American Science Series - Advanced Course

      Henry Holt and Company 1914 - First edition, early printing. (Undated title pages, ads facing title page up to 1914's Habit.) xii, 689; vi, 704 pp. Complete in two volumes. Original green cloth with gilt spine lettering, light green endpapers. Very Good with foxing along top edges, edge-rubbing, hint of removed bookplates on paste downs. Faint stain on front cover of second volume. An early printing of philosopher William James' extremely influential text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RUSSIA WITH TEHERAN, PORT ARTHUR, AND PEKING Handbook for Travellers With 40 Maps and 78 Plans

      Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914.. FIRST EDITION 1914, 8vo, approximately 160 x 110 mm, 6¼ x 4¼ inches, 118 maps and plans, 27 folding or double page, most coloured, pages: lxiv, 590 including index, bound in publisher's red blind decorated cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, marbled edges, cream front endpapers with lists of Baedeker's Guide Books (latest date 1919), RailwayMap of Russia to rear endpapers. Covers bright and clean, tiny creases at head and tail of spine, front endpapers browned at edges, pale address stamp on front endpaper and on half-title, no inscriptions, small closed tear to inner edge of General Map of Russia, neatly repaired on reverse, plus slight creasing to inner margin. A very good plus clean bright copy. The first and only English edition of this title. As well as Russia, there are travels in Poland and Finland plus journeys to Tehran and Peking via the Trans-Siberian Railway. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [Photo Album]: "A Glimpse of Wianno and Green Lodge"

      Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1914. Near Fine. Oblong small octavo. Measuring 5.5" x 7". Textured brown cloth over paper boards. Contains 47 sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 4" to 3" x 4.5", some with captions. Loose pages and edgewear thus a very good album with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Sara E. Wentworth and her sister Amy while vacationing on Cape Cod in 1914. The women stayed at the Wianno Club and Green Lodge during the summer and photographed the goings on with a partially captioned list in the back of the album detailing 24 of the photos. Many of the photos show the beaches, picnic areas, and natural beauty of the area. The women are seen posed outside with flowers, a dog, and a cat. There are also photos of boats docked and in the water and men working on the docks. They photographed "the bluff at Green Lodge," ponds, and the "Crosby boat houses." They also photographed old houses of the area and the historic parts of Cape Cod as well as the "Cape Cod Cedars" and local animal life. An interesting collection of well-composed photographs detailing two sisters vacationing on Cape Cod.

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        New Bartender's Guide [and] The Up-to-Date Bartender's Guide [cover title]: New Bartender's Guide. How to Mix Drinks "2 Books In One"

      I. & M. Ottenheimer, Baltimore 1914 - First edition, hardcover issue. 12mo. 62; 64pp. Illustrated cloth. A couple of ink letters on the front fly, light spotting bottom of the front board, tiny ink splashed on top edge, very good or a little better. Relatively common in wrappers, the hardcover issue is scace. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SAMUEL KIRK & SON CO. BALTIMORE MD OLDEST MAKERS OF SILVERWARE In The United States Established 1817.

      Samuel Kirk & Sons Co., Baltimore, MD 1914 - 1st edition. A Near Fine copy. 16mo., (3)pp., with 85 plates, and price guide in pocket at the rear. Publisher's illustrated paper over boards, with company name on the front board. Some light foxing on the preliminary pages, else a Near Fine copy. 15 page stapled price guide housed in a pocket affixed to the rear paste down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A PICTORIAL REVIEW OF MY SERVICE ON THE ASIATIC STATION. [By Anonymous American

      [Shanghai], 1914, Privately printed, Black cloth over green boards, oblong 29 x 22 cm., 406 b. w. photos, 3 maps, 14p. text, with "itinerary" of ports visited," very good copy, exceptionally obscure & RARE work. FIRST & ONLY EDITION The album begins with superb photos of the U.S.S. Saratoga, its officers and crew. a typical U.S. sailor, U.S. marine and a "Bluejacket." With "itinerary of ports visited." * This very rare and obscure work shows the U.S.S. Saratoga and its crew in Olongapo, the Philippines as their ship is refitted in dry dock. Their liberty, and leisure time in and around in the Philippines, Subig [sic for Subic] Bay, Tagalog people,coaling the ship [black-faced sailors], several good early photos of Manila, Legaspi Landing, Moro Soldier, A Filipino beauty. * Once the ship came of dry dock, it began its training with target practice with the big guns, then the crew went ashore and also did target practice. The out to sea, shark hooking, and heading out to the China seas duty. * CHINA EAST COAST PATROL: The below section is taken from the captions found on the 400 photographs that fill the pages of this book. - The ship and its crew made their first stop at Kolongsu, China with good photos of the Japanese, American, British& German consulates in Amoy, Polam bridge, Chinese villages, temples, tombs, sedan chairs, rice fields, Sampan, memorial arch, and two sailors on shore leave in rickshaws. On to Shanghai, beggars, Nanking Road, Garden Bridge, boat dwellers around Woosung, the Bund, railway station, Loonghwa Pagoda, wheel barrow transportation, Hongkew market, the bund under snow, the Iltis Monument, good views of the Bund, scenes on the Whang-Poo River, public gardens and the snow; French settlement, Memorial day in Shanghai, baseball play on Decoration Day in Shanghai, at Henli Regatta, American sailors at the track meet, foot ball, superb photo of the Shanghai Navy Y.M.C.A. Seward & Minghong Road. Several photos of the Astor House Hotel * The Yangtze, Kiukiang, and the American college there, Pagoda at Nanking, Chinese canal, Chinese beauty, woman with bound feet, Blue jackets inside a Chinese temple. * HONG KONG & SHANGHAI: Taking a ride up the tramway to the peak, beggars, off to the Ming tombs, birds eye view of Nanking from the drum tower, nice photos of President Yuan Shih Kai & Dr. Sun Yat Sen. Firing live shells on Lion Hill from the U.S.S. Saratoga, looters, ruins at Nanking. At this juncture the crew of the U.S.S. Saratoga got involved with the civil war and recorded the war zone and rebel gunners. Nice area map of Lion Hill and the Tartar city in Nanking. Rebel soldiers advance on the arsenal at Shanghai, foreign sailors landing, birds eye view of Shanghai and the fighting. Foreign warships in the Shanghai harbor. American sailors & marines landing in Shanghai in full military dress. Northern troops on Siccawei Rd, refugees in French town, French sailors guarding their concession. Red cross on duty, S.V.C. [Shanghai Volunteer Corps.] returning after the battle, photos of rebel soldiers killed, the wounded, attack on Woosung forts, Northern & Southern soldiers in Shanghai, and Kiukiang, * TSINGTAU, PEKING: The crew went up to Tsingtau, and Chefoo, landed a large field gun on Kentucky Island and did gun practice, near Wai Hai wai [sic]. Then on to Chien wang Tao, and Port Arthur, Japanese soldiers shooting Chinese spies, severed heads of Japanese spies, hanging of Japanese & Chinese spies at Port Arthur, coal hill, bridge in the Imperial City of Peking. A trip to the Great Wall, Llama priests, the famous and great site in and around Peking, Chinese & Manchu ladies, On to Kai Feng Fu, the Ming Tombs. * HONG KONG: Arrival back at Hong Kong, good views of the harbor, the peak, and all around Hong Kong, southern type ladies, Manchu ladies, Chinese junks. ** Hankow: The view after the siege, a war zone, photo of the sailor's barricade, Chinese soldiers awaiting orders, Sikhs police. ** Japan, views of Kamakura, Nikko, Tokyo, Yokohama, Matsushima, Kyoto, Sengakuji, sedan chair, Tsuruga. ** Views aboard ship, three inch guns, Christmas dinner, dressing room, U.S. Naval Hospital, Canacao, P.I., and a very nice view of the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Asiatic Fleet and staff. ** The last photograph shows Chinese printing presses at work printing this book ! Followed by a map of Amoy region Kiangsi province, Manila and Subic bays. **** Then there is a "PICTORIAL REVIEW" which consists of 14 pages of text captions and narrative to the 400+ b.w. photographs. ***** THE BINDING: The book has pictorial covers showing a U.S. Marine with his rifle standing at attention and also a U.S. Sailor holding a rope on teh front covers, with black printed titles. It makes the cover very hard to photograph but we did post the best photo we could on our web site. **** SHANGHAI PHOTOS OF U.S.SAILORS There are a nice group of Saratoga sailors on liberty in Shanghai, on the Woosung, Navy Y.M.C.A., panoramic photos of the Bund, harbor, Signal Towers at Pootung, by Burr a photographer, Memorial day parade scenes in Shanghai, Wuhu Pagoda, Anhui, Yangtze, garden Bridge, scenes on the Whangpoo River, public gardens in snow, boat dwellers, railway station showing U.S. Sailors, and other related places, riding a rickshaw and so on. ***** ABOUT THE U.S.S. SARATOGA: U.S.S. Saratoga: USN Armored Cruiser, she had 4 8 inch guns and six inches of armor. She could do battle with any battleship and could force any Chinese city or ship into submission if the case was up for discussion, In all aspects of the expression "Gun boat diplomacy" she was ready to do battle anytime. See p. 71 Tolley below. * THE MISSION OF THE U.S. NAVY ON THE ASIATIC STATION: Protecting Americans in the Orient The Asiatic fleet has pursued its duties of protecting American lives and property in the Orient. When Vladivostok was thrown into disorder by the overthrow of the local government last January, the South Dakota and the Albany assisted in preserving order, and these vessels were stationed there during the evacuation of American troops from Siberia, where they had been engaged in protecting a portion of the Trans-Siberian Railway. In March Admiral Gleaves again visited Japan, his flagship returning in April to relieve the Albany, which engaged in target practice and established a summer base at Chefoo. * Asiatic Fleet Comprises 26 Vessels in 1920. The famous movie with Steve McQueen: THE SAND PEBBLES is a fine example of this time period and the kind of patrol and duty to protect Americans and missionaries through out coastal China including the river sanctuaries. * Yangtze Patrol Active Against River Pirates The Yangtze Patrol was reorganized last December, Capt. T.A. Kearney being placed in command. The Palos and Monocracy were active last spring in defending vessels from river pirates and lawless elements, who were holding up and looting steamers and junks, firing on passing craft. Our vessels aided materially in putting an end to this interference with traffic. On August 5, 1921, the Yangtze patrol force was organized under Rear Admiral W.H.G. Bullard, United States Navy, as part of the Asiatic Fleet. The mission of the Navy on the Yangtze River is to protect United States interests, lives and property, and to maintain and improve friendly relations with the Chinese people. * This has been done very effectively during the past year by a United States naval patrol consisting of the USS Isabel (flagship) and five gunboats, basing on Hankow, 700 miles from the mouth of the river. The force is now under the direct command of Rear Admiral W.W. Phelps, United States Navy. * The Yangtze River, the main artery of China, is navigable for 1,750 miles, floats about 59 per cent of China's commerce, and reaches over 50 per cent of its population of 159,000,000. * In 1920 the United States exports to China were valued at $119,000,000 and imports from there at $227,000,000. At least half of this, and probably more, were handled via the Yangtze River. Considering the perpetual banditry, piracy, and revolutionary conditions obtaining in this area, without the protection of our Navy this commerce would be practically nonexistent. * United States naval forces on the river are distributed over its entire length. In summer they are usually at Hankow and above. In winter some are locked up to the upper river with the deeper-draft craft in the lower river. Our forces cooperate with the British, taking turns at guarding certain points, each protecting the interest of the other. * The Asiatic Fleet, under command of Admiral Albert Gleaves, who, after his notable service as chief of the Cruiser and Transport Force, was assigned to this important duty, now comprises 26 vessels, including 8 destroyers * THE U.S.S. SARATOGA: Ship was built by William Cramp and Sons at Philadelphia. Laid down on September 19, 1890. Launched on The U.S.S. Saratoga, December 2, 1891 and commissioned on August 1, 1893 with Captain John Philip in command. * Officially designated as Armored Cruiser No. 2, began her career on December 2, 1891 when she was launched from a Philadelphia shipyard as USS New York. After serving as Admiral Sampson's flagship during the Spanish-American War, she steamed to Yokohama and became the US Navy flagship of the Asiatic Fleet. * World War I Service In February, 1911 she was formally renamed USS Saratoga [* see reference below for renaming several times]. During World War I she served with the Pacific Patrol Force, and in December, 1917 underwent yet another name change, becoming USS Rochester. Following service with the Atlantic Fleet and in the Caribbean, Rochester returned to Asiatic waters in June 1932 and served off the Yangtze River in China. * The following year she moved to Cavite, just outside Manila, and was officially decommissioned there on April 29, 1933. She was then towed to Subic Bay and moored off the Olongapo Naval Station, where she served for the next eight years as an auxiliary power plant and machine shop. Wartime Service In December, 1941, as Japanese forces approached Subic Bay, she moved by tug boats into Subic Bay and scuttled to prevent capture. **** WHO WAS HER COMMANDER in 1914 ? Cdr. Joseph Lee Jayne, was her commanding officer from 03/16/1910 -1917 when the command was changed to Capt. Arthur St. Clair Smith. [see http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/acr2/acr2.htm for more details.] * This ship was commissioned and decommissioned many times, and with each re-commission had a new name. See below reference site for these various incarnations. Renamed SARATOGA 16 FEB 1911 Decommissioned 6 FEB 1916 Commissioned 23 APR 1917 Renamed ROCHESTER 1 DEC 1917 Reclassified CA 2 in 1920 Decommissioned 29 APR 1933 Stricken 28 OCT 1938 Fate: Scuttled in DEC 1941 to prevent her capture by the Japanese. * Excellent early photos of this ship can be viewed at the below link, as well as a wealth of other information. * REFRERENCE: Tolley, Kemp. American Gunboats in China. Monkton, MD: the editor, 1989 * Tolley, Kemp. "YangPat -Shanghai to Chungking." US Naval Institute Proceedings 89, no.6 (Jun. 1963): 80-94 * Tolley, Kemp. Yangtze Patrol: The U.S. Navy in China. Annapolis MD: Naval Institute Press, 1971. See pages 71, 67, 68, 78 for more details on the U.S.S. Saratoga in China. * * Yangtze River Patrol and Other US Navy Asiatic Fleet Activities in China, 1920-1942, as Described in the Annual Reports of the Navy Department * Annual Reports of the Navy Department for the Fiscal Year [Including Operations and Recommendations to December 1, 1920] [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1920]: 33-35. * "Divided We Fell." US Naval Institute Proceedings 92, no.10 [Oct. 1966]: 36-51. * http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/yangtze.htm * ttp://www.navsource.org/archives/04/acr2/acr2.htm * ** .

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        A Woman in China.

      London, Werner Laurie, [1914]. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover illustrated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xvi, 890, [2, colophon], [8, advertisements], highly illustrated with plates after photographs; cloth a little marked, here and there light spotting internally; a very good copy, inscribed by the author To Mr and Mrs Morrison With the Author's Compliments 23rd November 1914 on front fly-leaf. First edition, presentation copy. The Australian novellist Mary Eliza Bakewell Gaunt (1861-1942) left her country after the death of her husband in 1900, travelled widely and lived of her writing and published this wonderful book on China. She had taken 'advantage of an invitation from George ('Chinese') Morrison and his bride, and arrived in Peking in February 1913. She travelled north by mule cart to visit the Hunting Palace of the Manchus at Jehol (Chengde). On her return, she rented a small temple in the hills west of Peking and wrote the greater part of A Woman Alone in China. To leave China, she had hoped to follow the old caravan route to Asiatic Russia but instead she had to return the way she had come, across Siberia, to Finland. Meanwhile war had broken out and she reached England with difficulty' (Australian DB). This particular copy was presented by her to her friend and mentor George Ernest (Chinese) Morrison (1862-1920), journalist, traveller and political adviser to the Chinese government. He was the author of An Australian in China, Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey Across China to Burma.

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        CHANCE A Tale in two Parts.

      London.Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1914. vii, [1], 920, 3 - 406, [2], 8pp ad's dated ' Autumn 1913'; 31pp catalogue dated 'September 1913.' original decorative green cloth gilt. Octavo. First edition, second issue with a cancel title. Binding state A with 'V' in Methuen. Slight spotting on fore-edges; else a very good, tight and clean copy.

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        The Times History of The War

      London: The Times,, [1914-20]. 21 volumes, large octavo. Publisher's burgundy cloth, title gilt to the spines, publisher's device to the front boards, edges sprinkled red, cream endpapers. Profusely illustrated, numerous plates, many maps, 2 large folding and coloured to volumes II and III, others double- and full-page. A little rubbed, and some spines a touch faded, lower board of Volume VI, slightly damped, text-block unaffected. First edition, bound from the parts: "When war was declared in August 1914, The Times, under its chief editor Wickham Steed, embarked on an extraordinary project. As well as authoritative daily war reports in the paper itself, a separate weekly supplement would be produced, with 40 extra, illustrated pages of in-depth analysis. The result was The Times History of the War … 11,000 pages; 6 million words …" (The Times on-line, retrieved 16/06/2017). Volumes. I-XXI were issued in weekly parts from 25 August 1914 to 27 July 1920, each volume is separately indexed, text and illustrations, a general index was published the year after completion. A wonderful visual resource, and an excellent reference for the tenor of contemporary reportage.

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        The Anti-Trust Act And The Supreme Court [With Loose Paper Signed By William H Taft]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1914 - 133 Pp. First Printing With 1914 Date On Title Page And Publisher's Code I-O On Copyright Page.Teg. Interior Immaculate And Fine, Possibly Unread; Covers Almost New But With A Faint Line 1/4" X 5" Of Dampstain On Front Cover, And Very Faint Damp-Staining To Top Edge Of Rear Cover, No Trace Of Damp-Stainig Internally, No Marks Or Names. An Attractive Example. The Book Is Not Signed By Taft, But Comes With A Separate Larger Piece Of Paper With Taft's Original Signature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        DARKNESS AND DAWN

      Boston: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers, [1914].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-672 [673-676: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], four inserted plates (including color frontispiece) by P. J. Monahan, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, pictorial endpapers. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by England on the verso of the frontispiece: "A ma Bonne Amie / Madamoiselle Carney / avec mes meilleurs / voeux / George Allen England / 22 fevrier, 1914." An important early American science fiction novel utilizing the catastrophe motif originally published as serials in CAVALIER in 1912 and 1913. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-73; (1981) 1-67; (1987) 1-33 and (1995) 1-33. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 673. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 283. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 58-9. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 484-87. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 79. Reginald 04904. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-194. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1097. Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, p. 294. Page edges just a bit dusty, a bright, fine copy. (#136644)

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        Once a Week.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1914. Octavo. Original purple cloth, title and decoration to spine gilt, title to front board blind. Spine faded to white, covers faded and a little mottled. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, Dorothy Milne (née de Sélincourt), on the front free endpaper, "My darling's private copy of her own book. A.A.M. October 1914". With Dorothy's illustrated bookplate to the front pastedown. This was the first of many of his books to be dedicated to his wife, referred to in the printed dedication as his collaborator, "who buys the ink and paper, laughs, and, in fact, does all the really difficult part of the business, this book is gratefully dedicated in memory of a winter's morning in Switzerland". The allusion to "a winter's morning in Switzerland" refers to their engagement while skiing in Switzerland in January 1913: "I proposed to her at eleven o'clock one morning in a snowstorm". This collection of comedic material was originally published in Punch, and was his third such collection. In its review of Once a Week the Times Literary Supplement argued that Milne "had one of the most engaging silly senses of humour in the world".

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        The Master of the World - A Tale of Mystery and Marvel.

      Sampson Low, Marston, London., [1914]. First U.K. edition. [Translated by Cranstoun Metcalf]. Octavo. 317 pages. Illustrations by Georges Roux. Striking pictorial cloth depicting a curious flying machine with bat-like wings. Robur the Conqueror seeks world domination. Faint stain to top edge which has bled down to the extremity of the upper margins of a few pages. Small puncture to fore-edge of text block. Outer edge of lower cover lightly affected by damp. Very good.

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        Népszava

      Seidler Plakát és Cimkegyár, Budapest 1914 - Designed by Mihály Biró. Original, vintage poster. Chromolithograph. ca. 63,5 × 95 cm. Mihály Biró's striking poster, a scarce piece of the Népszava-series, the advertisement for the social-democrat newspaper with the iconic image of the "Red Man with Hammer". The image of the Red Man with Hammer as the logo of the social-democrat newspaper Népszava (People's Voice) was originally created in 1912 by Mihály Biró (1886-1948). Soon it appeared on poster: the figure superimposed on the image of a front page of the journal as an allusion to the content and the ideology of the "People's Voice". On the present, 1914 version, at the breakout of World War I, the arrangement is similar to the original poster, but here the giant Red Man with his enormous hammer is about to smite the Austro-Hungarian soldiers who chained him and threatening with their arms. Scarce poster, and an important image in the history of political propaganda. Artistically restored. In fine condition. Original, vintage poster. Chromolithograph. [Attributes: First Edition]

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