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        Brandenburgische Gläser.

      Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1914 - Folio (38 x 30 cm). 154 Seiten, 55 Textabbildungen und 40 Lichtdrucktafeln. Orig.-Leinenband (Einband verblasst und etwas fleckig, Kapitale und Ecken bestoßen bzw. beschabt). *Recht seltenes Standardwerk, erschien in einer kleinen Auflage von 250 numerierten Exemplaren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        [Portrait of a man in traditional Arab garb].Tripoli, 1914. Oil on canvas (51 x 40.5 cm), with artist's name, place and date on the back.

      Attractive painting of a man in traditional Arab garb in Tripoli, by one E.M. Williams from the Royal Academy of Arts.

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        MISS MADELYN MACK, DETECTIVE

      The Page Company, [1914]., Boston - First edition. of this scarce early collection of stories about a female sleuth. Fine copy in the elusive, lightly soiled, white dust jacket with light restoration to the spine ends, corners and extremities. TAD Volume 10, Number 1, page 73 says "A 'solo' mystery volume and a masterpiece. Weir presents a series of short stories in which detective Mack solves crimes in a manner quite ahead of her times. Weir's book is the only one of its period to contain stories woven in the fashion of the golden thirties--a decade in which suspense, mystery, adventure, and deductive reasoning all combined to give us some of the greatest mysteries of all time. There is absolutely nothing dated in Weir's stories--all can be read today with much pleasure. The first tale, "The Man with Nine Lives," is a locked-room mystery in which Madelyn gives her formula for success" solving problems like mathematics, adding, and subtracting given factors until the only correct answer is left, and coupling this technique with understanding of the human motives for crimes. Madelyn is sent a letter from a prominent author who fears someone is trying to murder him as he has been shot from ambush, poisoned, and seven other attempts have been made on his life. The next story, "The Missing Bridegroom," features a dying message. A wealthy bridegroom vanishes, then is found a presumed suicide - till Madelyn investigates. Then follows "Cinderella's Slipper," containing a false alibi clue. The well-liked secretary to a senator is found stabbed to death; a woman's slipper and the dead man's spectacles are Madelyn's only clues. The final two stories are good ones about a vanishing corpse ("The Bullet from Nowhere") and a fingerprint that is not a fingerprint ("The Purple Thumb"). 'Tis a pity Weir wrote nothing further in our genre." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON Old Tales from the North

      Hodder & Stoughton 1914 - First edition. Number 5 of 500 Deluxe copies SIGNED by Nielsen. Publisher's vellum with gilt lettering and gilt decorative panel with blue border. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Silk ties detached. A fine, bright copy in slightly worn original slipcase. Pictorial endpapers illustrated in black silhouettes and gold designs. Twenty-five colour plates mounted on Japon, all perfect, under their captioned tissue guards. There are also a number of black and white drawings, chapter headings and decorative borders. East of the Sun and West of the Moon represents Nielsen's "pièce de resistance" in book illustration. His illustrations are very striking, leaving a lasting impression, and combined with the luxury of the book's production form a breathtaking result. Widely acknowledged as one of the most important and impressive books of the Golden Age of book illustration, this is a great rarity, especially in this wonderful original condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        Fine postcard photo by T. Cornall, signed and inscribed (Princess, 1876-1940, 2nd daughter of George I of the Hellenes, and wife of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, grandson of Nicholas I)

      1914 - "Grand Duchess George of Russia", showing her three quarters length seated in a chair in the summer of 1914, 5½" x 3½", Harrogate, no date. c. The Grand Duchess had left her husband and lived quietly in Yorkshire for the duration of the War, which saved her from the horrors of the Revolution.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Spanish Archives of New Mexico Compiled and chronologically arranged with historical, genealogical, geographical, and other annotations, by authority of the State of New Mexico.

      the Torch Press, Cedar Rapids 1914 - 2 vols, lg 8vo, red cloth-covered bds, bright gold embossed titles on spines, teg, sl. bumping and corner wear both volumes, else both bindings look virtually unused, hinges tight; SIGNED and inscribed by author on tipped-in pg. Vol.I after ffep, very light small glue mark on tp just above publisher name, else both volumes internally clean, bright and unmarked, many pages uncut; frontis and many illus in each volume; vol.1: frontis, 19 plates, vol.2: frontis, 21 plates; pp.xxiii,525,vi,683; no dj. The scarce definitive work in almost new condition, and SIGNED by author. Howes T-445, Rittenhouse 590. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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        IL MOLISE DALLE ORIGINI AI NOSTRI GIORNI. 1914-1952.

      Pierro / Di Mauro. Prima edizione. Opera completa in quattro volumi. Cm.27,3x18,5. Pg.XVI, 416; XVI, 448; 624; 564. Brossure editoriali leggermente allentate, data essenzialmente la mole dei volumi. Esemplari parzialmente intonsi. Piano dell'Opera: Vol.I: "La Provincia di Molise"; Vol.II: "Il Circondario di Campobasso"; Vol.III: "Il Circondario d'Isernia"; Vol.IV: "Il Corcondario di Larino". Monumentale, fondamentale opera di storia molisana, dovuta al certosino lavoro di ricerca dello studioso Giambattista Masciotta (Casacalenda, 1864-1933). laureato in Scienze agrarie e forestali a Pisa, giornalista, amministratore e poeta. I primi due volumi videro la luce nel 1914 e nel 1915, il terzo e il quarto furono pubblicati postumi nel 1952 su iniziativa dell'Amministrazione Provinciale del Molise. Da segnalare che svariate fonti dell'opera, dall'Autore consultate nell'Archivio di Stato di Napoli, furono distrutte durante l'ultimo conflitto mondiale. Codice libreria 135837.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        Du dialecte de Tahiti, de celui des îles Marquises, et, en général, de la langue polynésienne.Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1853. 8vo. Contemporary brown cloth.

      Forbes 1914; O'Reilly & Reitman 5435 & 5631; Schütz, The voices of Eden, pp. 145-146 Rare philological study of the Marquesan and Tahitian languages compared with the broader family of Polynesian languages. In this Volney Prize winning study, the French hydraulics engineer Gaussin, identified a number of important aspects which had eluded past scholars (and would continue to elude some future ones). Of ground-breaking importance, was the manner in which Gaussin showed clearly how the Polynesian k had become a glottal stop in Hawaiian. Unlike his English-speaking colleagues, the Frenchman Gaussin also "accurately perceived glottal stops at the beginning of words" (Schütz).Also included in this book is a transcription and translation of a Tahitian story about the Polynesian sea god Ruahatu.With a library stamp and number on the inside of the back cover. Good copy, partly foxed. Binding worn at the edges, title on the spine faded and the top and bottom of the spine damaged.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Johannes Brahms. Vier Bände in 7 Büchern. Mit vielen Notenbeispielen, Faksimiles und Tafeln.

      Wien/Leipzig, Wiener Verlage. 1904 bis 1914. - Mischauflagen (1. und 2. Auflage). Gr.8°. 512, 500, 555, 572 Seiten, unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten. Jeder Band mit einem Namenregister. Frakturdruck. Interimsbindung: Illustrierter Originalkarton. (Band 1: Ecken/Rückenkanten/Kapitale tlws. berieben/bestossen. Exlibris). - Im übrigen gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplar ohne Eintragungen. - Inhalt: 1. Band: 1833 - 1862. 2. Band: I.: 1862 - 1868. II.: 1869 - 1873. 3. Band: I.: 1874 -1881. II.: 1881 - 1885. 4. Band: I.: 1886 -1891. II.: 1891 - 1897. / Mit eingedruckter Widmung: Den treuen Brahms-Freunden Viktor und Olga von Miller zu Aichholz in herzlichster Verehrung.

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1914]. Old Tales from the North. Quarto. Original vellum, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, gilt and black pictorial endpapers, renewed yellow ties. Housed in a custom blue straight-grain morocco-backed solander box by Zaehnsdorf. Original pen and ink drawing by Nielsen, depicting a prince wearing the artist's characteristic incredibly detailed armour, stood atop a hill and above three trolls, and against a background formed of the titular sun and moon, an illustration which encapsulates some of the key motifs from this collection of Norse tales. Illustrated title page, tipped-in colour frontispiece, 24 colour plates, all with captioned tissue-guards, black and white illustrations to text. Boards very slightly bowed, an excellent, bright copy. Signed limited edition, one of 500 copies, this copy unnumbered. With an original pen and ink drawing by Nielsen on the reverse of the limitation page, initialled in pencil. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology was achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilised a traditional three-colour process. Extremely rare with an original drawing: we have neither seen or heard of another copy and no other copies traced at auction.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Crime and Punishment A Novel in Six Parts and an Epilogue

      London / New York: William Heinemann / Macmillan / Ballantyne and Company, 1914. First American Edition Thus. Grey Cloth. Near Fine Book/No Dust Jacket. 493 Pp. Grey Cloth, Gilt. Top Edge Gilt. Silk Bookmark Integral, As Issued. Gilt Lettering On Spine. First Published In Russian As Prestuplenie I Nakazanie, 1866, And Now One Of The Great Classics Of World Literature. This Is The First American Edition Of This Translation By Constance Garnett, The First Translation Direct From The Russian Into English; The First Amerrican Edition Of The Book, Published In October 1886 By Crowell, 456 Pp. Was The American Edition Of The April 1886 Vizetelly Publication In London Of The Translation Into English Of The 1884 French Language Translation From The Russian By Victor Derely. Thus, Ffirst Edition Of This Translation, American Issue As Volume Iv Of Series "The Novels Of Fyodor Dostoevsky", Using First Issue British Sheets, With American Title Page And Binding; Only Three Titles, Not Including This One, On List Of Books In Series Of Novels Of Dostoevsky Translated By Garnett, On Page Facing Title Page; "Printed In England" On Reverse Of Title Page; "A" On First Page Of Text; And Ballantyne Printer's Slug On Last Page. Garnett's Classic But Quite Questionable Translation Has Continued In Print For Over Ninety Years. The Early British And American Issues Are Scarce In Collector's Condition. Binding Is Uniform With Other First American Issues Of Garnett's Translations Of Dostoevsky. Covers Very Clean, Gilt Brilliant, Hinges Tight, Former Owner's Information On Front Endpaper, Old Bookseller's Label Of W. B. Clarke Co., Boston, But Contents Otherwise Immaculate, Color Of Cloth At Corners Professionally Retouched,1/8" X 1/4" Tan Spot At Bottom Of Foredge Of Page Block..

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        Gennem Wahhabiternes land paa kamelryg. Beretning om den af det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab planlagte og bekosterde forskningsrejse i Ost- og Centralarabien 1912.Copenhagen, Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag, 1913. 8vo. With a frontispiece showing the author in Arab garb, 88 illustrations in text, most of them reproductions of drawings and photographs by the author, and a folding map loosely inserted in a pocket at the end. Publisher's green cloth.

      Facey, Kuwait by the first photographers, pp. 50-51; "Danish expedition to Arabia", The geographical journal XLIV (1914), pp. 85-86. First and only edition, in the original Danish, of an account of a journey through the Arabian peninsula. Sponsored by the Royal Danish Geographical Society, Barclay Raunkiaer (1889-1915) set out to penetrate the hitherto unexplored deserts of south-east Arabia. Although he came equipped with a modest amount of scientific instruments and a camera, the use of these became almost impossible. The Arabs looked on foreigners with suspicion and Raunkiaer could use his camera only with great risk at certain unwatched moments (p. 12). At the beginning of 1912, he reached the town of Kuwait, where he stayed at the palace of Sheikh Mubarak. Since it was Mubarak's policy to keep Kuwait free of foreign interference, it took some active lobbying of the British envoy to convince the Kuwaitis that Raunkiaer was a harmless traveller. After that, it seems he enjoyed a certain amount of freedom, as numerous photographs testify, including one of pearl fishers and a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed. Raunkiaer was very impressed by the volume of trade in Kuwait, which he considered to be the most important trading centre on the east coast of Arabia.In Kuwait, Raunkiaer became seriously ill, but his tuberculosis was undiagnosed. After a period of rest, he travelled further to Riyadh. As the first western traveller in the city in half a century, Raunkiaer was graciously received by Ibn Saud. After a short stay in Riyadh, Raunkiaer followed a caravan that consisted mostly of 150 pearl-fishers bound for Bahrain. During a stay in Hofuf, where the book ends, Raunkiaer's health became worse and he sailed to Bahrain to recuperate. From there he travelled back to Copenhagen via Bombay. After a few years working for the East Asiatic Company, Raunkiaer died from tuberculosis.Shortly after the appearance of the Danish edition, the book was translated into German. T.E Lawrence, who considered it to be one of the "readable Arabian books", helped facilitate an English translation in 1916, privately printed by the Arab bureau in Cairo. With a dedication by the author to the Danish historian of religion Ditlef Nielsen (1874-1949) and a few annotations in pencil in the final chapter. Binding slightly worn along the edges, with a small stain on the title. Endpapers foxed with the text browned; some small random pen marks at the lower margin of p. 47. The map with a few tears along the folds, most of them expertly repaired; a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        Südseearbeiten. Gewerbe- und Kunstfleiß, Tauschmittel und "Geld" der Eingeborenen auf Grundlage der Rohstoffe und der geographischen Verbreitung.

      L. Friederichsen & Co., Hamburg, 1914. - EA. Abhandlungen des Hamburgischen Kolonialinstituts. Band XIV. (Reihe B. Völkerkunde, Kulturgeschichte und Sprachen, Band 9.) Mit 584 Abb. auf Tafeln (28 Tafeln s/w, 2 Tafeln farblithografisch). OBroschur, unaufgeschnitten. XII, 605 S. 4°. Broschurumschlag mit kleinen Läsuren, ansonsten ein tadelloses, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Finsch war ein äußerst vielseitig interessierter und begabter Wissenschaftler auf einigen Gebieten, u.a. sehr genau beobachtender Ethnologe, dem wir zahlreiche der besten und teils einzigen frühen Beschreibungen der Nordküste Neu-Guineas und vor allem ihrer Bewohner verdanken. Die hier vorliegenden 'Südseearbeiten' beziehen sich allerdings auf die Osthälfte Neuguineas sowie den gesamten Inselraum von Mikronesien, Melanesien und Polynesien. Umfassend, ausgezeichnet recherchiertes Werk, sehr selten.

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        Princeton University Photo Album

      - Wonderful Princeton University photo album, put together by Robert Johnson McClintock '17 (same graduating class as F. Scott Fitzgerald, who left early in his Senior year and never graduated). The album, an oblong quarto, roughly spans McClintock's 4 year tenure (1914-1917) at Princeton and captues the construction of --and earliest football games played at-- Palmer Stadium (1914-1997), the Princeton crew rowing on Carnegie Lake, nice shots of the campus itself and interior shots of McClintock's dorm room and his fraternity (probably along fraternity row on Washington St.). Also includes nice vernacular shots of friends and classmates and his family life. The album is solid and well-preserved to boot, with a clean, sturdy leatherette binding and crisp, clear photos (a number of which are captioned in McClintock's hand) thruout. A nice piece of early 20th century Americana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: APPLEDORE BOOKS, ABAA]
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        Ex libris incisi in legno.Torino,Edizioni d'arte E.Celanza,

      1914 - Perfetto esemplare. Venti tavole precedute da uno studio del conte dott.L.A. Rati Opizzoni "Il movimento xilografico italiano moderno".Prefazione di Ettore Cozzani.Edizioni di solo 300 esemplari numerati.Nostro n°273. In-8°grande;16+(2)pp.+20 tavole.Legatura editoriale in cartonato a stampa con dorsetto in tela. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gennem Wahhabiternes land paa kamelryg. Beretning om den af det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab planlagte og bekosterde forskningsrejse i Ost- og Centralarabien 1912.Copenhagen, Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag, 1913. 8vo. With a frontispiece showing the author in Arab garb, 88 illustrations in text, most of them reproductions of drawings and photographs by the author, and a folding map loosely inserted in a pocket at the end. Publisher's green cloth.

      Facey, Kuwait by the first photographers, pp. 50-51; "Danish expedition to Arabia", The geographical journal XLIV (1914), pp. 85-86. First and only edition, in the original Danish, of an account of a journey through the Arabian peninsula. Sponsored by the Royal Danish Geographical Society, Barclay Raunkiaer (1889-1915) set out to penetrate the hitherto unexplored deserts of south-east Arabia. Although he came equipped with a modest amount of scientific instruments and a camera, the use of these became almost impossible. The Arabs looked on foreigners with suspicion and Raunkiaer could use his camera only with great risk at certain unwatched moments (p. 12). At the beginning of 1912, he reached the town of Kuwait, where he stayed at the palace of Sheikh Mubarak. Since it was Mubarak's policy to keep Kuwait free of foreign interference, it took some active lobbying of the British envoy to convince the Kuwaitis that Raunkiaer was a harmless traveller. After that, it seems he enjoyed a certain amount of freedom, as numerous photographs testify, including one of pearl fishers and a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed. Raunkiaer was very impressed by the volume of trade in Kuwait, which he considered to be the most important trading centre on the east coast of Arabia.In Kuwait, Raunkiaer became seriously ill, but his tuberculosis was undiagnosed. After a period of rest, he travelled further to Riyadh. As the first western traveller in the city in half a century, Raunkiaer was graciously received by Ibn Saud. After a short stay in Riyadh, Raunkiaer followed a caravan that consisted mostly of 150 pearl-fishers bound for Bahrain. During a stay in Hofuf, where the book ends, Raunkiaer's health became worse and he sailed to Bahrain to recuperate. From there he travelled back to Copenhagen via Bombay. After a few years working for the East Asiatic Company, Raunkiaer died from tuberculosis.Shortly after the appearance of the Danish edition, the book was translated into German. T.E Lawrence, who considered it to be one of the "readable Arabian books", helped facilitate an English translation in 1916, privately printed by the Arab bureau in Cairo. With a dedication by the author to the Danish historian of religion Ditlef Nielsen (1874-1949) and a few annotations in pencil in the final chapter. Binding slightly worn along the edges, with a small stain on the title. Endpapers foxed with the text browned; some small random pen marks at the lower margin of p. 47. The map with a few tears along the folds, most of them expertly repaired; a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Du dialecte de Tahiti, de celui des îles Marquises, et, en général, de la langue polynésienne.Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1853. 8vo. Contemporary brown cloth.

      - Forbes 1914; O’Reilly & Reitman 5435 & 5631; Schütz, The voices of Eden, pp. 145-146 Rare philological study of the Marquesan and Tahitian languages compared with the broader family of Polynesian languages. In this Volney Prize winning study, the French hydraulics engineer Gaussin, identified a number of important aspects which had eluded past scholars (and would continue to elude some future ones). Of ground-breaking importance, was the manner in which Gaussin showed clearly how the Polynesian k had become a glottal stop in Hawaiian. Unlike his English-speaking colleagues, the Frenchman Gaussin also "accurately perceived glottal stops at the beginning of words" (Schütz).Also included in this book is a transcription and translation of a Tahitian story about the Polynesian sea god Ruahatu.With a library stamp and number on the inside of the back cover. Good copy, partly foxed. Binding worn at the edges, title on the spine faded and the top and bottom of the spine damaged.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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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. A little rubbed, and some spines a touch faded, lower board of Volume VI, slightly damped, text-block unaffected. Profusely illustrated, numerous plates, many maps, 2 large folding and coloured to volumes II and III, others double- and full-page. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Archive - WWI Manuscript Letters, Photographs of British Noble and Bolshevik Sympathizer

      France, 1914. Italy, Russia, France, 1914-1917. Archive of British peer Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, at the time serving in France as an officer of the Yorkshire Hussars, comprising 30 manuscript letters, 3 postcards, several receipts, 1 expense journal, and 5 photographs. Letters are all addressed to Beckett and penned by various family and friends, several from his wife, largely pertaining to the First World War and his father's exquisite estate in Italy, and features one letter with excellent content of his sister's Russian connections and participation in the Revolution. Most letters are accompanied by the original covers, most are 8vo. double-leafs. A large portrait photograph of Beckett taken circa 1914, shows him in formal Yorkshire Hussars uniform, the photo measuring 13,5 x 19,5 cm and mounted on thick cardstock. Also including two original photographs of Russian Prince and painter Pierre Troubetzkoy (1864-1936), who was in London in 1914 and who was most certainly affiliated with Ralph's sister the revolutionary enthusiast. The lot in very good condition. Letters from his sister Lucille prove to be especially interesting as she was quite preoccupied with Russia and most enthusiastic to work alongside her Revolutionary Russian friends. In 1917 she was "in the know" of secret plans being conjured by radical youths; she was actively involved in promoting a propaganda magazine in Italy; she was invigorated by the revolutionary campaigns and envisioned her future in Russia endorsing change. Sir Winston Churchill was a guest at the Beckett's Italian villa and provided some good information regarding Italian law when Ralph inherited the historic property from his father, the latter being mentioned in a letter from Ralph's wife in 1917. Photographs of friends or acquaintances are presumably taken at Villa Cimbrone, identified as Captain Shaw-Kennedy [of the Coldstream Guards], Mrs. Menzies, Mr. Bertie Sheriffe, and the Ruissian Prince and artist Pierre Troubetzkoy. Beckett's receipts reveal some of his personal interests and commitments, such as horse racing and fine cigars, as well as the required accoutrements of a colonial mounted infantry. Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963), was best known as Captain Lord Grimthorpe, and was attached to the Yorkshire Hussars, having joined the regiment on 11 January 1914. With British Expeditionary Force 17th Crops, he was sent to France to fight in the Great War, earning the rank of Lieutenant. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Yorkshire Hussars from 1936 and 1940, and also fought in World War II, being mentioned in despatches. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Having inherited Villa Cimbrone in Italy, in 1917, he made it available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Ralph was later a banker and managed the firm Beckett & Co in Leeds, a private bank which issued its own notes, and which would later become part of the Westminster Bank. He also managed the aeronautical firm Airspeed Ltd. A well-known breeder of racehorses, his Fortina won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1947 and Fragrant Mac won the Scottish Grand National in 1952. With the rank of Captain, Ralph Beckett, known as Lord Grinthorpe, participated in Allied campaigns in France with the British Expeditionary Force 17th Corps. There he received letters replete with commentary on the First World War as events unfolded in all parts of the globe, from his wife Mary, sister Lucille, other sympathetic relatives and friends. From the perspective of British nobility, this letter archive presents real imagery pf harsh sufferings and loss inflicted to individuals and communities by a war, oddly juxtaposed against the "sans souci" life of the privileged upper-class. On one hand reporting of bombings and tragedy, on the other pre-occupied with exquisite drapery and furnishings for a grand villa... some occasions sympathetic to those losing family and home, other occasions blind patriotism denying the possibility of national defeat... together the writers create a most unusual and somewhat paradoxical picture of wartime in Europe. His sister Lucille Katherine Beckett wrote him in 1917, from Rome and from Tuscany, four letters and one postcard. One of the letters reveals her connection to Russian Revolutionaries and her personal involvement in the movement. Her correspondence largely discusses matters of their father's estate, in particular the Villa Cimbrone, lawyers in Salerno addressing Italian laws, issues of a cistern to water the gardens, a tennis court, beautiful Chinese furniture, Russian books, and other assets contained within it. She speaks of her Russian connections, likely through her husband Count Otto Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, whom she married in 1903, thus becoming a member of an ancient Bohemian noble family of Czechoslovakia. A scant few references to the war appear in her correspondence, including encouragement for her younger brother Ralph. Lucille further discusses her fascination for Russia, her revolutionary participation in spreading propaganda following the February Revolution (March 1917) and abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, and her zeal for continued involvement in the cause. Excerpts from Lucille's letter dated 25 April 1917: "How splendid the offensive has been in the West, the Boches must be beginning to feel fairly sick, if we go on this way we will have them... they will have to draw back... though judging the way they have been treating the towns of France which they evacuate... it is rather hoped that they will be forced to one for peace before evacuating Belgium... It would be ghastly if they treated Brussels, Liege, Antwerp etc as they are treating French towns. They are perfectly capable of it..." "Heaven knows where I shall live after this war. I think it is a question of Italy or Russia... Russia tempts me tremendously especially now, since the Revolution it's the most interesting country in the world... I have several friends there who are in with all the Revolutionaries, and who will certainly play a prominent rôle, so one would be right in the midst of things and find plenty of work to do." "I simply horrify Aunt Kitty with all this, she says I am a Revolutionary and will come to a bad end, and don't think people ought to accumulate wealth, but in spite of Aunt Kitty's horror..." "I am getting to know some the Italians who are really working and doing something for the country and who are in the midst of the young foreward movement... I hear what they are doing, their plans for the future, and I see Italy from an entirely new point of view." "... I know those Czechs and hear about the Slavs movement and what their aims and ideals are for their nations, both in Poland, Bohemia, and the Balkans, and I've been able to do my small bit in the way of helping. Then I am trying to push a magazine, a sort of artistic and literary one, and I have plans for things that may be done at Ravello, so you see life is deeply interesting." "... I am far too strong and energetic to lead an idle society life... Of course the only regular work I do at present is the Red Cross and Lady Rodd's shop..." End Excerpts. Thirteen (13) letters and two (2) postcards are from his first wife Mary Alice Archdale and contain details of their personal life, including their interest in his late father's Italian residence, Villa Cimbrone at Ravello, now a famous and prestigious hotel. One of her letters mentions Sir Winston Churchill, who is known to have visited the Becketts at their villa. Naturally, she reports on war news, bombings in London, and the like. When writing the earliest letters Mary was still his fiancé, living at Bushey House in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire. She frequently signs, "your devoted and loving Tiny M." or simply M. They couple married on 3 September 1914. [Mary was the daughter of Colonel Mervyn Henry Archdale, Irish soldier, High Sheriff, MP for Fermanagh, Freemason, and inheritor of Castle Archdale. Her mother was Mary de Bathe born into baronetcy.] Excerpts from the letters written by Beckett's wife Mary: "Pemberton seemed a little surprised you had not written or given me verbal instructions as to your intentions with regard to Ravello... having heard at length from Mr. Churchill in the matter of Italian Law which demands you saying whether or no you intend taking Cimbrone with the obligations attached..." "Cowans... here for dinner... unpleasant remarks... 'The Italians will certainly take Trieste... The French will take the Plateau'... However he was most optimistic and fully expecting the Germans to crack up ere long..." "I hear the Nicke de Bathe has given up his job on the staff and went into the Flying Corps to France..." "... they have been suffering in America... it already has been proved of Germany, evil determination to force a war on the world, one which let's hope will teach her a hard lesson and make it impossible to repeat the crime again......" "For the moment the news looks fairly grim. Russia is so depressing... movements in France... moonlight raids are so awful the damage they do, when I went to London on Wednesday ... smashed and shattered houses... also dropped a bomb on Charing X & hospital and the little theatre" "... Cowans is coming over for tea, he goes to Paris I fancy tomorrow to have a jolly with the Duchess of R. [Russia?] who is there for more than one reason I believe..." End Excerpts. [The Mr. Cowans mentioned in the above letters may be General Sir John Stephen Cowans (1862-1921), Quartermaster-General to the Forces, who in 1919 received the highest order of Greece.] Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891-1963) was the son of British banker and Conservative politician Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856-1917) and his first wife Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891). Ernest Beckett sat in the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Whitby from 1885 until 1905 when he inherited the Grimthorpe peerage. He later became a partner in the banking firm of Beckett & Co, of Leeds, owned by his father. He was also a captain in the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry Cavalry. Ralph would succeed him at the bank and also join the Yorkshire Hussars regiment. In 1904, Ernest Beckett bought a ruined farmhouse outside Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. He expanded it and transformed it into a fortified palatial residence with towers, battlements and a mixture of Arabic, Venetian and Gothic details. He called it Villa Cimbrone. Between the house and the cliff edge he redevelopped the garden, high above the Gulf of Salerno. The garden is an eccentric mixture of formal, English rose beds, Moorish tea houses, picturesque grottoes and classical temples. After Earnest Beckett's death in 1917, the villa passed to his son Ralph. Ernest Beckett's daughter Lucy (Lucille Katherine Beckett, 1884-1979) also lived at the villa, where she was a keen gardener and breeder of roses, including the "Rose of Ravello" in the thirties. Ralph made Villa Cimbrone available to No. 1 Special Force as a rest and relaxation center during the Second World War. Many famous visitors came to the villa during the Beckett family's ownership including Sir Winston Churchill, Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, E. M. Forster, John Maynard Keynes, and Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, Vita Sackville-West, Edward James, Diana Mosley, Henry Moore, T. S. Eliot, Jean Piaget, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Greta Garbo and her then-lover Leopold Stokowski. The villa was sold in 1960 to the Vuilleumier family, who used it first as a private family home, and for the past few years as a hotel. Around the time of the Second World War the villa began to see decline. Marco Vuilleumier decided to undertake the task of recovering, conserving and protecting the cultural heritage site. It has indeed been restored to its former standing as a prestigious historical site and botanical garden. For centuries an aristocratic residence, Villa Cimbrone is now an exclusive, refined Hotel de Charme overlooking the Bay of Sorrento. The villa is now composed of many salvaged architectural elements from other parts of Italy and elsewhere. Little of the original structure remains visible. The first reliable mentions of Villa Cimbrone can be found around the 11th century, intermingling with those of Ravello's golden era. The origins of its name come from the rocky outcrop on which it stands: this was part of a large estate with lush vegetation covering over eight hectares that was known as "Cimbronium". It initially belonged to the aristocratic Acconciajoco family. In the mid 1300s it passed into the hands of the powerful and wealthy Fuscos, a noble family from Ravello who were related to the Pitti family in Florence and the D'Angiò family from Naples. Ralph's mother is an American heiress Lucy Tracy Lee (1864-1891), who died after birthing him. Known to her friends as Luie. She and Ernest Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe, married on 4 October 1883. Their marriage was announced in Vanity Fair. They had 3 children: Lucy Katherine Beckett (born 1884), Helen Muriel Beckett (born 1886), and Ralph William Ernest Beckett (born 1891). Luie died after bearing him their son and heir, Ralph William Ernest Beckett. [Ernest also fathered a son, Lancelot, and a daughter, Violet, with Mrs Alice Keppel, the mistress of the Prince of Wales and great-grandmother of the present Duchess of Cornwall. Both children were illegitimate. Ralph therefore, was a half-brother to Violet Trefusis (née Keppel), daughter of royal mistress Alice Keppel.] Ralph's great uncle Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, an architect and horologist, designed the clock mechanism of Big Ben. Yorkshire Hussars in the First World War: In May 1916 it was decided that the static nature of the war required a rethink of the cavalry role and that the cavalry regiments were to work as units within a Corps, and that the Corps Commander would control their movements. On 10th May 1916 the Yorkshire Hussars were reunited as a regiment under 17th Corps, at Gouy-en-Ternois. On 1st June there was a new Commanding Officer, Lt-Col W Pepys of 13th Hussars. They later moved to Berles, between Arras and St Pol, where they remained for more than a year. The initial delight at being a united regiment with the prospect of cavalry action began to wear off as winter approached and the new year produced no more hope. In Nov 1916 their Commanding Officer left and was replaced by newly promoted Lt-Col Eley. They spent the winter at Warne and then moved to Berles and Habarcq. Here, on 14th Aug 1917, they were given the sad news that the regiment was to be broken up and used as reinforcements to various infantry battalions. Russian Prince and painter Pietro (Pierre) Troubetzkoy (1864-1936) was from a cosmopolitan family, his father being a politician. Pietro made painting his career, although he also sculpted. He studied under Daniele Ranzoni and Achille Tominetti. He travelled to England as a youth of only eighteen and received commissions from a number of society figures, being elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1891. It is testament to his juvenile talent that among these was the English Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (the portrait is now in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh). From England he went to New York and Washington, taking commissions and exhibiting his paintings at all the principle shows. In 1896 Prince Troubetzkoy married American novelist and playwright Amélie Louise Rives, the couple having met at a party hosted by the famous Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. Amelie learned everything she could about her new husband, including his life as a painter of portraits for members of the aristocracy. Together they travelled extensively, and made a trip to London in 1914. They lived in America and also in Europe. In 1914 novel, Amelie published a novel titled "World's End" which was reputed to be the best seller in New York City at the time. Pietro died in Virginia in 1936. Among his more acclaimed commissions were portraits of the American judge, John Marshall Harlan (collection of the Supreme Court of the United States), of Anna Maria Gallina and Giacinto Gallina, of his own brothers Luigi and Paolo, of the Contessa Cassini, Conte Giuseppe della Gherardesca, Miss Bessie Abbott, General George A. Gariestone, Viscountess Castlereagh, Mrs Benjamin Guinness and the acclaimed American artist James Jebusa Shannon (exhibited, Society Portraits, Colnagi and Clarendon Galleries, 1985, no. 65). His style owed something to the work of John Singer Sargent and the present work is typical of the artist's broad handling of paint, with highlights applied with a somewhat dry brush. Today his works are represented in many private collections, and in the Galleria d'Arte moderna in Milan. Pietro's younger brother Paolo became internationally acclaimed as a sculptor. Pietro's father, Prince Troubetskoy, was a Russian diplomat and general, and was sometime Governor of Smolensk. On a diplomatic mission to Italy in the 1860s the Prince met a well known American singer by the name of Ada Winans in Florence, and together they set up home at Ghiffa on Lake Maggiore. He was already married to a Russian at the time, and it was not until 1870 that he divorced his first wife and was able to recognise the three children born of Ada; the eldest of these, who subsequently inherited the title, was Pietro, who was born in Milan in 1864. An interest in botany led the Prince to create spectacular gardens at their home, Villa Ada, where he and his wife entertained many well-known bohemian figures of the day. [Pietro Troubetzkoy's papers are held at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia. The papers of the Rives family 1822-1945 are also held there.] . Very Good. Manuscript.

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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. An important early American science fiction novel utilizing the catastrophe motif. Trilogy originally published as serials in CAVALIER in 1912 and 1913. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-73; (1981) 1-67; (1987) 1-33; (1995) 1-33; and (2004) II-383. 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. A fine, bright copy. An excellent copy of this book. Quite scarce in this condition. Front and rear flaps of the rare dust jacket are laid in. (#90392)

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        Poems. Selected and Arranged by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson.

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press,, 1914. Octavo. Original pinkish-brown crushed morocco by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery, title to spine gilt, gilt compartments, single rule frame to covers gilt, all edges and turn-ins gilt. Spine slightly faded, a little dark mottling to covers, internally fresh; an excellent copy. First Doves edition, one of a limited edition of 200 copies, 12 of which were on vellum. This copy is beautifully bound by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson at the Doves Bindery with understated elegance, reflecting the restrained style typical of the Doves Press, and is signed and dated "19 C-S 14". The book and binding were made just two years before Cobden-Sanderson threw the Doves typeface into the Thames, thus concluding the bitter dispute between him and his partner Emery Walker, and bringing the era of the Doves Press to a close.

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        Amantium Irae. Letters to Two Friends 1864-1867.

      Hammersmith: Doves Press, 1914. Inscribed by Cobden Sanderson to the women's welfare activist Maude Stanley, sister of one of the Two Friends in the title and aunt to Bertrand Russell. One of only 150 copies, the smallest limitation of all the Doves Press books. Photogravure portrait frontispiece. Printed in red and black. 8vo., original limp vellum by the Doves Bindery. Very good. The book is an attractive printing of letters from Cobden-Sanderson to his dear friends, Lord and Lady Amberley between 1864 and 1867. The letters begin when they were unmarried but C-S's friend The Hon. Lady Katherine Stanley, a campaigner for women's suffrage, married Lord Amberley in late 1864 and died in 1874, Lord Amberley died in 1876 and this is his tribute to them. The letters are spririted and extraordinary and a great insight into Cobden-Sanderson's thoughts including 2 printings of his abstract pen sketches heavy with statements like "We must endure the dull & dreary monotony until the young shoots appear, the germs of a new era of Belief and fiery Energy, when the fabled gods shall have entirely vanished and man be striking on in harmony with the deep buried music of the world! Adieu! I am blank today & shallow & stupid, but from the depths of it all look up to the light for something god-like indeed to set me on fire" Inscribed by Cobden-Sanderson, interestingly in the year before the official publication date, to Maude Stanley "in memoriam from her old affectionate friend, the writer C-S 14 October 1913". Maude Stanley (1833-1915) was Lady Amberley's sister and an important women's welfare activist - described by her nephew, the Amberley's son Bertrand Russell, as "stern and gloomy aunt Maude" although he adored her and her talking parrot.

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        Keats

      (Hammersmith): Doves Press, 1914. Large octavo. 203pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in red and black. This collection was first mentioned as a tentative future project along with the collection by Shelley in March, 1913, with a publication date eventually set for October, 1914. However, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson's long illness and the outbreak of war in August, 1914 pushed the publication date to January, 1915. This was the last anthology of English poetry printed at the Press. Enclosed in chemise and matching half-leather slipcase. Very fine in the original full vellum. (Tidcombe DP36).

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        Shelley [Works]

      [Hammersmith: The Doves Press], 1914. One of 200 (of 212 total) copies. 181 [1] pp., printed in red and black. 8vo. Publisher's limp vellum, titled in gilt on spine. Fine in custom cloth slipcase. Small bookplate. One of 200 (of 212 total) copies. 181 [1] pp., printed in red and black. 8vo. Ransom, p. 253 no. 43; Tomkinson, p. 58; Clark p. 112

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        Shelley

      (Hammersmith): Doves Press, 1914. Large octavo. 181pp. One of 200 copies. Printed in red and black. This collection was first mentioned as a tentative future project along with the collection by Keats in March, 1913, with a publication date eventually set for June, 1914. After T. J. Cobden-Sanderon's long illness, he became very senstive to any imperfections in his printing, blaming his age for his "growing inability to energize the Press to its finger-tips." Despite his fears, this work lives up to the high standards and fine quality one expects from the Press. Enclosed in chemise and matching half leather slipcase. With the morocco bookl abel of renowned bibliophile Charles C. Kalbfleisch to inside front cover, which has offset to the front flyleaf. Very fine in the original full vellum. (Tidcombe DP35).

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        A SMALL GROUP OF DOVES PRESS EPHEMERA, together with a prospectus of the Hammersmith Publishing Society, 1902-1914

      London: The Doves Press; The Hammersmith Publishing Society (Chiswick Press), 1914. First Editions. 1 vols. 8vo. Occasional light dust-soiling, else near fine. Five items. First Editions. 1 vols. 8vo. Some typical Press ephemera, consisting of: "Shakespearian Punctuation", (4 pp., 1911); prospectus "In Preparation MDCCCCXII: Iphigenie Auf Tauris...The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra..." (2 pp., printed in red and black, 1911); "Prospice...Torquato Tasso..." (4 pp., printed in red and black, 1913); "Advertisement...Recent Publications: Amantium Irae..." (2 pp., 1914). Also: "A List (No. 1) of Publications by The Hammersmith Publishing Society..." (1 pg., 1902).

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        THE PAPERS OF THE STANFORD EXPEDITION TO BRAZIL IN 1911. VOL 1 (No Second Volume).

      Stanford Univ.,, [Palo Alto, CA]: 1914 - 501 pp. First edition, first printing; presentation copy from the author to Alfredo de Carvalho. Despite the statement on the title page there is no second volume. 3/4 tan calf; marble boards; black morocco label affixed to spine with gold lettering stamped across; marble endpapers; red and white headbands. See additional images provided. The fish drawings are extremely detailed. Binding tight; light edge wear; internally pristine. Twenty separate studies, each bound in stiff wrappers, comprise this volume. A team of scientists from Stanford Univ. studied the natural history in the Bahia, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte areas of Brazil. Plans to continue to the mouth of the Amazon and on the the boarder with French Guiana never materialized; a second volume never appeared. The range of subjects include Geology, Ichthyology, Entomology, and Malacology. Writing in the introduction, Branners says: "On landing at Natal we were treated with the greatest courtesy and hospitality by the government, by the state, and by the municipal authorities. A house had been provided for us in the most attractive part of the city, and everything was done to make our stay there useful and agreeable. . . It was my original intention to go to Natal, state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, and there engage a vessel that would take the expedition along the north coast of Brazil as far as the Brazilian frontier with French Guyana north of the Amazon. Such a trip would have enabled us to study the stone and coral reefs of the northern coast of Brazil but also right across the mouth of the Amazon river. It was hoped that such a study would throw light upon the influence of large streams upon the coastwise migration of shallow-water marine life. . . an unfortunate disturbance in the navy shortly before the expedition reached Brazil. . . every effort to obtain at Natal a boat to convey the expedition along the coast as far as the mouth of the Oyapok, or even to Par? was unsuccessful; and finally it became necessary to abandon altogether the plan of studying the coast and its fauna across the mouth of the Amazon, and to devote our attention to. . . the state of Rio grande do Norte, especially in the vicinity of Natal. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        An American Four-in-Hand in Britain

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1914 - Reprint. Signed by Andrew Carnegie with "New York Nov. 8th, 1917" on the half title page. Good. Corners and spine ends worn with a heavy scrape to the bottom of the front joint. Spine cloth lightly darkened. Webbing at front inner hinge exposed. Signed by the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gennem Wahhabiternes land paa kamelryg. Beretning om den af det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab planlagte og bekosterde forskningsrejse i Ost- og Centralarabien 1912.Copenhagen, Gyldendalske boghandel, Nordisk forlag, 1913. 8vo. With a frontispiece showing the author in Arab garb, 88 illustrations in text, most of them reproductions of drawings and photographs by the author, and a folding map loosely inserted in a pocket at the end. Publisher's green cloth.

      - Facey, Kuwait by the first photographers, pp. 50-51; "Danish expedition to Arabia", The geographical journal XLIV (1914), pp. 85-86. First and only edition, in the original Danish, of an account of a journey through the Arabian peninsula. Sponsored by the Royal Danish Geographical Society, Barclay Raunkiaer (1889-1915) set out to penetrate the hitherto unexplored deserts of south-east Arabia. Although he came equipped with a modest amount of scientific instruments and a camera, the use of these became almost impossible. The Arabs looked on foreigners with suspicion and Raunkiaer could use his camera only with great risk at certain unwatched moments (p. 12). At the beginning of 1912, he reached the town of Kuwait, where he stayed at the palace of Sheikh Mubarak. Since it was Mubarak's policy to keep Kuwait free of foreign interference, it took some active lobbying of the British envoy to convince the Kuwaitis that Raunkiaer was a harmless traveller. After that, it seems he enjoyed a certain amount of freedom, as numerous photographs testify, including one of pearl fishers and a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed. Raunkiaer was very impressed by the volume of trade in Kuwait, which he considered to be the most important trading centre on the east coast of Arabia.In Kuwait, Raunkiaer became seriously ill, but his tuberculosis was undiagnosed. After a period of rest, he travelled further to Riyadh. As the first western traveller in the city in half a century, Raunkiaer was graciously received by Ibn Saud. After a short stay in Riyadh, Raunkiaer followed a caravan that consisted mostly of 150 pearl-fishers bound for Bahrain. During a stay in Hofuf, where the book ends, Raunkiaer's health became worse and he sailed to Bahrain to recuperate. From there he travelled back to Copenhagen via Bombay. After a few years working for the East Asiatic Company, Raunkiaer died from tuberculosis.Shortly after the appearance of the Danish edition, the book was translated into German. T.E Lawrence, who considered it to be one of the "readable Arabian books", helped facilitate an English translation in 1916, privately printed by the Arab bureau in Cairo. With a dedication by the author to the Danish historian of religion Ditlef Nielsen (1874-1949) and a few annotations in pencil in the final chapter. Binding slightly worn along the edges, with a small stain on the title. Endpapers foxed with the text browned; some small random pen marks at the lower margin of p. 47. The map with a few tears along the folds, most of them expertly repaired; a very good copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES

      Paris: L. Carteret, 1914. No. 154 OF 200 COPIES. This is a virtually pristine example of the elegant work produced by Belgian binder Berthe van Regemorter (1879-1964), who had apprenticed at Sangorski & Sutcliffe--one of the few women to do so--before opening her own workshop in Antwerp. She first worked privately under Brussels binder Joseph Hendrickx and with finisher Louis Jacobs before travelling to London to continue her studies. We can see here the influence of Sangorski & Sutcliffe, and perhaps even more evident is the impact of Cobden-Sanderson and his pupils. The stippled spine compartments, with their clever use of negative space to create a large six-petalled flower around the central floral cluster, looks particularly English (not to mention beautiful). Van Regemorter went on to teach her craft at the Vrije Akademie in Antwerp and at Henry van de Velde's Institut Supérieur des Arts Décoratif at La Cambre. She became a scholar of the structural analysis of bookbindings, a field described as "bookbinding-archaeology." Her importance to the history of bookbinding in Belgium was affirmed in 2014, when the famed Bibliotheca Wittockiana held an exhibition of her bindings, drawings, and designs in conjunction with the publication of her biography by Elly Cockx-Indestege. The present graceful binding is well suited to this luxury edition of Laclos' classic epistolary novel from 1782 that explored the decadence and cruelty of the bored, predatory Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil and the innocents they seduced. The coquettish illustrations here capture the world of the ancien regime without indulging in any depictions of lurid destruction.. 286 x 216 mm. (11 1/4 x 8 1/2"). With half titles in each volume. Two volumes. No. 154 OF 200 COPIES. VERY FINE DARK GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY BERTHE VAN REGEMORTER, covers with gilt frame of urns and floral garlands, raised bands, spines attractively gilt in stippled compartments with a central cluster of flowers, turn-ins with simple gilt frame, fuchsia-colored silk endleaves, patterned flyleaves, all edges gilt. Original paper wrappers bound in. With 34 color etchings comprising two title vignettes, six large head- and six large tailpieces, and 20 full-page plates by G. Jeanniot, all with tissue guards, plus an additional suite of all illustrations in black and white, and WITH AN ORIGINAL COLORED PENCIL STUDY FOR ONE OF THE PLATES, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, laid in. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endleaf with ex-libris of H. J. Hintze; patterned flyleaf with bookplate of Albert Natural. AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY with only the most trivial of imperfections, the ornate binding sparkling and entirely unworn. This is a virtually pristine example of the elegant work produced by Belgian binder Berthe van Regemorter (1879-1964), who had apprenticed at Sangorski & Sutcliffe--one of the few women to do so--before opening her own workshop in Antwerp. She first worked privately under Brussels binder Joseph Hendrickx and with finisher Louis Jacobs before travelling to London to continue her studies. We can see here the influence of Sangorski & Sutcliffe, and perhaps even more evident is the impact of Cobden-Sanderson and his pupils. The stippled spine compartments, with their clever use of negative space to create a large six-petalled flower around the central floral cluster, looks particularly English (not to mention beautiful). Van Regemorter went on to teach her craft at the Vrije Akademie in Antwerp and at Henry van de Velde's Institut Supérieur des Arts Décoratif at La Cambre. She became a scholar of the structural analysis of bookbindings, a field described as "bookbinding-archaeology." Her importance to the history of bookbinding in Belgium was affirmed in 2014, when the famed Bibliotheca Wittockiana held an exhibition of her bindings, drawings, and designs in conjunction with the publication of her biography by Elly Cockx-Indestege. The present graceful binding is well suited to this luxury edition of Laclos' classic epistolary novel from 1782 that explored the decadence and cruelty of the bored, predatory Vicomte de Valmont and Marquise de Merteuil and the innocents they seduced. The coquettish illustrations here capture the world of the ancien regime without indulging in any depictions of lurid destruction.

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        Oeuvres libres Les Amies - Femmes - Hombres

      A. Eleuthéropolis [but Paris?], 1914. One of 250 copies, this being no. 155. Original erotic watercolor drawing (folding) at p. 81. 134, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Printed paper wrappers, untrimmed. Tail of spine panelchipped, covers dusty, internally near fine. One of 250 copies, this being no. 155. Original erotic watercolor drawing (folding) at p. 81. 134, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. WITH EROTIC DRAWING. Containing the famous "Sonnet du Trou du Cul" (Verlaine and Rimbaud). Although this edition does not appear in Pia's "Les Livres de l'Enfer du XVIeme siecle a nos jours" it is related to Pia 967, and the first section bears the following false imprint: "Les Amies : sonnets / par le licencié Pablo de Herlagnez. Ségovie, 1868." The limitation statement notes that "cette édition a été tirée à deux cent cinquante exemplaires pour les souscripteurs et non mise dans le commerce." A contemporary originial drawing of a couple at the moment of embrace unfolds in the oversize margin at page 81 (7 x 6-1/2 inches). An uncommon edition, provocatively extra-illustrated. Not in Pia or Private Case

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Cubismo e futurismo

      Firenze: La Voce, , 1914. Molto Buono (Very Good). Con 32 illustrazioni di Balla, Boccioni, Braque, Carrà, Cezanne, Picasso, Russolo, Severini, Soffici. Prima edizione (Al frontespizione è riportata ''2a edizione'' in quanto si considera la precedente edizione di ''Cubismo e oltre''). 8vo. pp. 80 + tavole. Molto Buono (Very Good). Piccolo alone di umido alla parte sup. delle tavole senza interessamento delle immagini. Leggere fioriture. Prima edizione (First Edition).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Max Carrados.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1914 - Octavo. Titles and foliate decoration gilt to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Bookplate of Charles Boddy Fisher. A superb copy, only faintly spotted at the edges, in the somewhat dust-soiled jacket, rubbed and a little creased, with chips to ends and corners, and a split running half way up the front joint. First edition, first impression. The first book in Bramah's series of stories with Max Carrados, "a detective of a totally new and unexpected type, for he is blind; but the alluring peculiarity of his case is that his blindness is more than counterbalanced by an enormously enhanced perception of the other senses" (from the dust jacket). A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, rare in the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Junge Frau ] - Halbakt. Öl auf Karton.

      57 x 47 cm, 36 x 27 cm, gerahmt, Rechts unten signiert und datiert. - Aus dem Besitz der Tochter deren Mutter dort abgebildet ist.- Fritz Krebs (1914-1995) Maler und Grafiker und Freimaurer. Lehre als Textilzeichner. Landschaften. Wandgemälde, Keramikmosaik, Glasmalerei. Briefmarkenentwürfe.

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        Nachrichten von der Amerikanische Halbinsel Californien: mit einem zweyfachen Anhang falscher Nachrichten. Geschrieben von einem Priester der Gesellschaft Jesu, welcher lang darinn diese letztere Jahr gelebt hat.Mannheim, Churfürstliche Hof und Academie Buchdruckerey, 1772. 8vo. With an engraved folding map and two full-page plates engraved by E. Verelst, some woodcut pictorial frames for letters, and several nice woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary half calf.

      De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 760; Cowan, 1914, p. 9; JCB 1817; Sabin 4363; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 157. First edition of a rare Americanum. Jakob Baegert (1717-1772), a German Jesuit, wrote an interesting and by no means glowing account of the natives and the country "California" (the Baja Peninsula). Cowan comments in his note that, "according to his accounts the country was absolutely unfit for habitation; it was inhabited by wild and ferocious beasts; peopled by cruel and inhospitable savages; water was unfit to use; wood was scarce; the soil would not sustain life". It was written to disabuse the public mind as to the rumoured mineral riches and pearls from California, which had spread from Mexico to Madrid, and Germany. The book is nonetheless filled with valuable ethnographical and historical information. Chapter 20 is devoted to the Waicuri language of the California Indians. The map shows the location of the many Jesuit missions in the Baja, and shows Baegert's route along the west coast of Mexico in 1751 and his return route in 1768, after the expulsion of the Jesuits.Library label on inside front cover; a few light manuscript pencil annotations. Very good copy with the two plates, not present in all copies, of a rare Americanum.

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        Die sensiblen Nervenendigungen der Sehnen und Muskeln. Mit Unterstützung der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien nach seinem Tode herausgegeben von Prof. O. Zoth, Graz.

      Leipzig und Wien Franz Deuticke 1914 - Atlasband. Quer - Fol. [ = 33 x 50 cm ]. 20 nn. Bl.,16 Tafeln mit 102 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Selten. - Nicht in der Sammlung Waller verzeichnet. *** SCHÖN GESTALTETER ATLAS ZUR NERVEN-HISTOLOGIE ! *** Fischer I, S. 754: Ludwig Kerschner wurde 1859 in Beregszas/Siebenbürgen geboren, Studium der Zoologie in Wien und Graz. Promotion zunächst in Philosophie im Jahre 1880. Danach Studium der Medizin, 1883 Assistent am Histologischen Institut in Prag, 1884 Promotion zum Dr.med. in Graz. Hier Prosektor bei E. Zuckerkandl, 1889 in Brünn Übernahme der Prosektur der Landeskrankenanstalten und Habilitation für Zoologie. 1894 a.o. Professor in Innsbruck, hier stand er seit 1903 im Histologisch-embryologischen Institut als Ordinarius vor. Kerschner starb am 22. Mai in Innsbruck. *** "Es schien mir von einigem Werte für die Wissenschaft, daß die mühevolle Lebensarbeit KERSCHNERS nicht ganz verloren ginge. Leider war es mir trotz zweijähriger Arbeit nicht möglich, die vorhandenen zerstreuten Bruchstücke des Manuskriptes einer großangelegten Arbeit über die sensiblen Nervenendigungen des Bewegungsapparates so weit zu ordnen, zu vervollständigen und auszuarbeiten, daß das Werk gedruckt werden konnte. Dagegen gelang es doch wenigstens, das Wertvollste von jener Arbeit zu retten, nämlich die kunstvollen, mit bewundernswerter Sorgfalt und Genauigkeit ausgeführten Zeichnungen der zahlreichen für die Publikation bestimmt gewesenen Bilder von sensiblen Nervenendigungen in den Sehnen und Muskeln, welche durch die meisten neueren Publikationen weder erreicht noch überholt worden sind." (O. Zoth im Vorwort). *** Guter Erhaltungszustand, Einband etwas fleckig. Sprache: Deutschu

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        Epochen der Dogmen- und Methodengeschichte.

      Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck),, 1914.. [In: Grundriss der Sozialokonomik I Abteilung. Wirtschaft und Wirtschaftswissenschaft bearbeitet von K. Bucher, J. Schumpeter, Fr. Freiherrn von Wieser.] Large octavo (265 × 180 mm). Publisher's blue cloth, spine and upper cover lettered gilt, patterned endpapers. Corners worn, hinges cracked but holding firm; a very good copy. First edition of Schumpeter's third work, the work which formed the kernel of his great History of Economic Analysis, written much later, and first published posthumously in 1954. Well-known for his original contributions to economic theory, Joseph Schumpeter is probably best known as an historian of economic thought. This article on "Economic doctrine and method" from the social science compendium Grundriss der Sozialökonomik, edited by among others Max Weber, von Wieser, Schumpeter and Sombart, is the earliest expression of this historical interest. It was first translated into English in 1954. The volume also includes "Volkswirtschaftliche Entwicklungsstufen" by Karl Bücher, and "Theorie der gesellschaftlichen Wirtschaft" by Friedrich von Wieser.

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        Charles Conder, His Life and Work. With a catalogue of the lithographs and etchings by Campbell Dodgson.

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914. The first serious study of Australian bohemian artist, Charles Conder. Published four years after his death. Quarto, original quarter cloth, 121 illustrations including a sepia photo frontispiece of Conder, some plates in colour, head of spine slightly marked, boards a bit scuffed, endpapers browned, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Rare Illustrated Books]
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        Aufwendig kalligraphisches, handgeschriebenes, gemaltes und gezeichnetes Album anläßlich wohl des Dienstjubiläums von Dr. Gustav Roscher, Polizeipräsident in Hamburg im Jahre 1915.

       Das sehr aufwendig gestaltete Album mit 24 nummerierten Seiten mit handgemalten ( Tusche, Aquarell ) meist floralen Umrahmungen der Blätter, teils handgeschriebenen Texten in verschiedenen Tuschen ( auch in Gold und Silber ) sowie zahlreichen montierten Original-Bleistiftzeichnungen ( Porträts ) von Mitarbeitern bzw. Mitgliedern des Senats der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, diese teils wohl von den Porträtierten selbstg handsigniert und jeweils um 1914 datiert. Wohl als Würdigung an Roscher für sein 25-jähriges Dienstjubiläum als Polizeipräsidenten der Stadt. Goldgeprägter Okarton mit handgemaltem Wappen der Stadt auf dem Vorderdeckel mit Kordelbindung, GroßFolio ( 32 x 50 cm ). Mit einem in lateinischer Sprache verfassten Titelblatt, 22 Blättern mit zusammen 72 Porträts, 1 kalligrafisches Zwischenblatt sowie ( letztes Blatt ) 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis ( demzufolge die beiden Eingangsporträts der Hamburger Bürgermeister Dr. Predöhl und Dr. Melle hier offenbar fehlen bzw. nicht montiert worden sind ). Die mit Bleistift gezeichneten Porträts offenbar von einer Künstlerhand, leider aber ohne Angabe des ausführenden Künstlers. Die einzelnen Blätter des Albums jeweils unter Seidenhemdchen. Gezeigt werden unter anderem: (Senats)-Präsident Schoen, Vizepräsident Blinckmann, Vizepräsident Dr. Bagge / Senator Dr. Schroeder, Senator Dr. Sauter, Senator Dr. Schramm / Präsident Dr. Roscher / ferner diverse Regierungsräte und Oberregierungsräte, Polizeioberste, Polizeihauptleute, Polizeihauptmann, Marineinspector, Obercommander, Inspektoren, Polizeiärzte, Untersuchungsärzte und Oberärzte, Bezirksinspektoren etc. Das Album etwas berieben,gering fleckig, etwas gewellt und leicht lichtrandig. Innen sind die Blätter meist von guter Erhaltung, teils leicht gewellt, die Seidenhemdchen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und angeknickt. Die Bleistift-Porträts von guter Erhaltung. Es fehlen, wie erwähnt, die beiden ersten Porträts. - außerordentlich selten - ( Gewicht ca. 1500 Gramm )>>> Dr. Gustav Roscher ( * 25. Juni 1852 in Elze; † 24. Dezember 1915 in Hamburg ) war ein deutscher Jurist und von 1900 bis 1912 Polizeichef und ab 1912 dann Polizeipräsident in Hamburg.<<< ( Lagerort: AZ ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gustav Roscher, Polizei, Polizeichef, Polizeipräsident, Hamburg, Dienstjubiläum, Google, Album, Senat, Senatspräsident, Inspektoren, Polizeiärzte, Polizei-Inspektoren, Senatoren

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        Economic Cycles: Their Law and Cause

      1914. First Edition . MOORE, Henry Ludwell. Economic Cycles: Their Law and Cause. New York: Macmillan, 1914. Octavo, original red cloth. $1500.First edition of Moore's classic work on economic cycles. The copy of Nobel Prize-winning economist Sir Richard Stone.Once a student under Menger and a devoted follower of Leon Walras, Henry Ludwell Moore was the only American member of the Lausanne school of economics. The first econometrician, Moore focused primarily on economic estimation using applied statistics and mathematics. Pencil owner signature of Sir Richard Stone on rear endpaper. Stone was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1984 and the “father of national income accounting.” Additional pencil owner signature. A few marginal pencil markings.Only slightest rubbing and soiling to cloth. A near-fine copy, with an exceptional provenance.

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