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        In Pursuit Of Spring : With The Scarce Original Dustjacket

      Thomas Nelson & Sons 1914 - The First UK Printing published by Thomas Nelson & Sons in 1914. The Book is in Very Good+ condition. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front gilt, illustrated endpapers with top edge gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription to the upper verso of the front end paper. Extremities a little rubbed with the endpapers superficially cracking at the bottom of the front hinge but essentially all sound. A few marks to the cloth. The six plates by Ernest Hazelhurst with printed tissue guards are all present. The scarce paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good + condition. Small chips to the corners and spine ends. Three small holes to the rear panel and a few minor marks. One small rubbed area to the front panel. Some tape repairs to the verso. The wrapper looks attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Thomas' last and greatest work of prose , a record of his March 1913 bicycle ride from Central London out into the Quantock Hills In Somerset. The book is scarce in itself, but the wrapper is of considerable rarity. The last copy in wrapper recorded at auction was in 1983. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate): PBFA]
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        Photo Album]: Baltimore College Student's Travel on the East Coast, California, and Cuba

      Baltimore 1914 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". Screw bound black leather over paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 595 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 4.5" x 7", many with captions. Very good with wear on the board edges and a detached but present final page with near fine photographs.An album kept by Maryland native J. Theo Fritz in the early 1900s, showing travel on the East Coast, California, and Cuba. Fritz lived in Baltimore and attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, before attending Cornell University. He appears to have come from a family of some means and traveled extensive in the United States, with photos in this album of trips to Pennsylvania, Delaware, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana, as well as California and Cuba. The images all appear to have been taken between 1899 and 1912.Fritz was an avid photographer and member of the Baltimore Y.M.C.A. Camera Club who obviously enjoyed the natural beauty of Maryland. He and his family and friends spent a lot of time on the banks of the numerous waterways of Maryland with visits to Gwynns Falls, Gunpowder Falls, and Lake Royer with photos by the water, climbing rock faces, and boating in Royal Oak. There are also shots of various people playing baseball, tennis, and general conviviality, including a wonderful image of a smiling and obviously amused African-American man in a top hat with baseball equipment. A section of 10 photographs shows the city of Baltimore celebrating its Centennial with the city decorated and various buildings lit up.There are several sections of photos in New York State including New York City, Long Island, Albany, and Ithaca. Fritz attended Cornell University and there are a number of photos showing the university and the town of Ithaca. Fritz captures his dorm room, students studying and practicing the violin, along with his family and friends hiking, fishing, and canoeing. The images from New York City feature the Statue of Liberty, including a close up of her torch, as well as people walking on the then unfinished Williamsburg Bridge and at the newly opened Luna Park amusement park on Coney Island decorated with electric lights. One section has some lovely snapshots of Central Park as well as a boat trip on the Hudson River. Fritz and company visited Gettysburg, posing with cannons, and camping at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Included are images of young men in bathing costumes around their beach house, and of crashing waves on the shore. Fritz also visited Georgia and took photos of the "cotton industry" which included bailing and machinery, as well as photos of African-Americans working in the factories processing the cotton and in a chain gang wearing striped uniforms. The photos also show the Savannah River flood of 1912 with images of people standing on roofs and rowing small boats down city streets; one captures an African-American man carrying a white man on his back to avoid flood waters.Later sections include a trip to South Carolina with images of an early American aviation field, and a plane in midair. A New Orleans trip shows photos of St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street as well as riverboats on the Mississippi. Near the end Fritz documents a trip to Florida, including Tampa and Key West with a photo of a docked USS *Miami*, before heading to Cuba. There are numerous images of Havana Harbor, the coast, market places, tropical farms, banana groves, a Spanish cemetery, and even a shot of a baseball game being played at U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay.An interesting assemblage of a young man's travels throughout the United States seen here through a massive amount of amateur snapshots of better than usual quality. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        IL TRENTINO, LA VENEZIA GIULIA E LA DALMAZIA NEL RISORGIMENTO ITALIANO. Prefazione di Salvatore Barzilai.

      Milano, Risorgimento, 1914. In-16 p., brossura, pp. XII, 201 (3). Copertina ornata con stemmi del Trentino a colori. Il memorabile contributo di uomini, cospirazioni, fatti d'armi, glorie e martiri irredentisti alla Causa Italiana. Lievi mancanze al dorso. Segnati il piatto e la prima carta, lievi macchie sul posteriore. In buono stato (good copy).

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        The Single Hound : Poems of A Lifetime. With an introduction by her niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 1914 - First edition, one of 595 copies printed and bound at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. xxvi, 151pp. 8vo. Myerson A51.a; BAL 4669 White cloth and boards. Good copy First edition, one of 595 copies printed and bound at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Montreal 1535-1914: 3 Volumes

      The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Montreal 1914 - Montreal 1535-1914: 3 Volumes. Volume I: Under the French Regime: 1535-1760. Volume II Under British Rule 1760-1914. Volume III: Biographical. All illustrated. Some noticeable shelf-wear on all three volumes. Leather beginning to separate at binding on vols. I and II. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig Meidner, "Die Vertriebenen", Heliogravüre, Handsigniert, datiert und gewidmet

      A. R. Mayer Verlag, Berlin-Wilmersdorf 1914 - Ludwig Meidner, Bernstadt 1884 - 1966 Darmstadt, "Die Vertriebenen, 1914", Heliogravüre, In der Platte signiert und datiert, Rechts unten mit Bleistift signiert, datiert und gewidmet: "Herrn Schoff, freundlichst von L. Meidner, April 1916" Links unten wohl von fremder Hand bezeichnet. Darstellung: 22 x 28 cm, Breitrandig. Seltenes, da handsigniertes und an den befreundeten Maler Otto Schoff gewidmetes Blatt aus der Mappe "Krieg". Handgemachter Rahmen, extra dickes Säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas. Außerhalb der Darstellung Gebrauchsspuren. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 50,-, Welt € 80,-

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam

      New York: Dutton & Co., 1914. The Inspiration for The Grateful Dead 1971 Album Cover "Oh, come with old Khayyám, and leave the Wise..." SULLIVAN, Edmund J., illustrator. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. With drawings by Edmund J. Sullivan. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., [1914]. First American Edition illustrated by Sullivan. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches; 252 x 189 mm.). xvi, [300], 3, blank], [1, Imprint] pp. Color frontispiece with original tissue-guard and seventy-five full-page black and white illustrations. Slight crease to text leaf LVIII. Publishers red cloth over boards, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, lower edge uncut. Inner hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Light rubbing to corners, otherwise a near fine copy. This first American edition was printed from the same sheets as the British edition of the previous year. The printers imprint on the last leaf reads "Howard & Jones, Ltd., Art Printers, 26-28 Bury Street, London, E.C." Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933), usually known as E. J. Sullivan, was a British book illustrator who worked in a style which merged the British tradition of illustration from the 1860s with aspects of Art Nouveau. Sullivan's style is comparable to that of Aubrey Beardsley, but is more romantic than Beardley's acerbic manner. Sullivan adapted his style to use the faux-Rococotechniques he had developed in his play-illustrations in order to combine them with bizarre images of strange fantastical figures, drawing on the genre of the grotesque. His Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, first published in London in 1913, then in New York in 1914 has a more modern day claim to fame. Here, among many fanciful and beautiful black-and-white drawings, he used images of skeletons and animated pots. One such 'skeleton' image (plate opposite Chapter XXVl) was appropriated by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley for a Grateful Dead poster in 1966, and album cover in 1971.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Man Upstairs And Other Stories

      Methuen, London 1914 - 8vo, pp. 316, 31 pp. catalogue bound in at rear. Original brown boards, lettered in blind to front panel, and in gilt to spine. Fading to gilt at spine, which has some spotting and bumping. Boards a little scuffed and marked. Smith's library label and stamped 6 to front pastedown, with corresponding offsetting and smudge to ffep. Front hinge tender. In all about very good. First edition, first issue, with the catalogue at rear dated 27/10/13. Wodehouse's first collection of short stories aimed at adults, all previously published in The Strand, Collier's and elsewhere -- including Alcala, the highly uncharacteristic, bittersweet tale of an almost love affair which, in his biography of Wodehouse, Robert McCrum argues convincingly was inspired by the possible sowing of Wodehouse's single wild oat, his unknowable relationship with the American stage and silent film actress, Alice Dovey. A scarce Wodehouse title in any condition. McIlvaine A-17a

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        Terry's Guide to the Japanese Empire including Korea and Formosa. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. A Guidebook for Travellers.

      

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        Dauthendey, Maximilian. Eh. Brief aus Berlin an Gertraud (Rostosky) 8 S. , datiert 9. März 1914. -

      - Dauthendey äußert u.a. Erleichterung über beruhigende gesundheitliche Nachrichten Gertrauds aus der Neuen Welt, Würzburg, und erzählt, dass auch seine Schwiegermutter und s. Schwägerin in Stockholm sich gegen die Schwarzen Blattern haben impfen lassen. Nach einigen therapeutischen Ratschlägen berichtet er von seiner derzeitigen Lektüre "Bismarcks Erinnerungen", außerdem von "Dichtung und Wahrheit" vom Herrn Geheimrath. Er wolle sich in diesem Zusammenhang von seiner Cousine Weimar zeigen lassen. In einem angehängten Doppelblatt (unklar, ob diese sich beiden ebenfalls von Max unterschriebenen Seiten dem gleichen Brief zuordnen lassen) berichtet D. weiter über finanziellen Ärger mit dem Gärtner, der, seiner Ansicht nach überhöhte, Forderungen gnadenlos einziehen wolle und bedankt sich, daß Gertraud und Mutter den Garten im Guckelsgraben besichtigt hätten. Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr.

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        PROPERTY AND CONTRACT IN THEIR RELATIONS TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. 2 VOLUMES.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. Richard T.Ely( 1854-1943) was one of the most influential economists of his time. He founded the American Economic Association and was the author of a series of widely read books on the organized labor movement, socialism, and other social questions. These 2 volumes are from the library of Frank Robotka (1889-1975), with his signature title page vol. 1. Robotka was Professor of Agricultural Economics at Iowa State University. Both volumes are Near Fine, the very slightest of edgewear to the boards. In deep blue cloth with gilt titles, a handsome set. . First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket.

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        Die Südgermanen. Die Bojer, Vindelizier, Räter, Noriker, Taurisker etc. waren, nach all ihren landwirtschaftlichen Geräten u. Einrichtungen keine Kelten, sondern Urgermanen, höchst wahrscheinlich das Stammvolk aller Germanen. Erster und zweiter Halbband.

      Winter, Heidelberg 1914. zusammen 811 S. mit 334 Abb. u. 9 Tafeln, 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheks-Exemplar, Stempel auf Titel, Rücken mit kleiner Papier-Signatur, Kanten leicht berieben, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Archäologie, Kulturgeschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Landwirtschaft, Landeskunde

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        WWI EAST AFRICA CAMPAIGN MAP (KENYA-TANZANIA): ANGLO-GERMAN BOUNDARY.

      Cyanotype, with neat contemporary manuscript additions in pen (Good, some wear along original folds and small holes at some fold vertices; tack marks in corners; some reinforcements with old tape on verso; still pleasing for a map of its kind), 54 x 66 cm (21 x 26 inches). - [Nairobi: British Army East Africa Headquarters], September 17, 1914. The only known surviving example of an extraordinary map depicting the border regions of British and German East Africa (modern Kenya and Tanzania), showcasing an immense amount of militarily useful information, made expressly for field use by British officers in the during WWI’s East Africa Campaign, bearing manuscript annotations marking battles and skirmishes, printed in the cyanotype technique, almost certainly at the British Army HQ in Nairobi, likely under the supervision of the legendary intelligence operative Lt. Col. Richard Meinertzhagen. - This is certainly one of the most extraordinary military maps we have ever encountered. It is an original British military campaign map, depicting the central borderlands between German East Africa (modern mainland Tanzania) and British East Africa (modern Kenya), made in September 1914, near the beginning of World War I. The East Africa Campaign, fought between Britain and Germany, from 1914 to 1918, was one of the most extraordinary, yet underappreciated aspects of the First World War. Unlike the war in Europe, the conflict here was largely a frontier guerrilla campaign, pitting the severely outnumbered forces of the ingenious German commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, against the, initially over-confident, British forces, who eventually came to be led by the hard-charging Afrikaner general, Jan Smuts. The present made, based on detailed reconnaissance of the Serengeti Plain, shows a wealth of information critical to military movement, not commonly available on published topographical maps. Moreover, it features manuscript additions regarding key battles, made by the hand of a British officer engaged in the action, likely an officer of the East African Mounted Rifles. The map was printed in the beautiful, yet inexpensive and technically undemanding, cyanotype (blueprint) method, almost certainly at the British East Africa Army Headquarters in Nairobi. It was likely made under the close supervision of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Meinhartzhagen, the flamboyant and highly controversial British intelligence officer, who ran the HQ’s mapmaking . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        A Midsummer Night's Dream; Signed by Heath Robinson

      Constable and Co, London 1914 - 1st and Limited Edition, this being number 100 of 250 copies, Signed and Numbered by the Illustrator, Heath Robinson, to the Limitation Page. Superb and increasingly uncommon Full White Vellum Edition. Of the 250 copies printed for this limited Edition, not all were vellum bound, and it is thought that not all were signed. The copy in hand is thus doubly desirable.Thick Royal 4to. [ii] + xii + [iv] + 185pp. + [iii]. Profuse and lavish illustrations by the magnificent Heath Robinson, who was justly proud of them, including; twelve wonderful full-page tipped-in coloured plates with frontispiece, collated excellent all present and correct with 5 of 12 intact captioned tissueguards remaining. Also stunning and abundant black and white line-drawn illustrations, including 32 full-page plate illustrations as called for, collated excellent all present, and in addition, vignette front free endpaper illustration, illustrated title-page, vignette and full-page illustration to preliminary leaves, illustrated full-page Act commencements, sign offs and valeditctions. Printed with wide margins on handmade deckle edged paper, with ‘Van Gelder’ watermark, silk ribbon bookmark. Excellent internallygood clean tight sound square, no bookplate, inscriptions or ownership marks of any kind. Offset to endpapers not intruding or detracting, otherwise remarkably free from foxing and browning, cracked to upper hinge with webbing visible to head, holding firm. Beautifully bound in bright gilt ruled and illustrated full white vellum leather, featuring an illustration from the text, Titania, Queen of the Fairies, and her train, embossed in gilt to spine and upper. Antiquarian vellum seldom escapes dustsoiling, as is the case here, and is fragile, here with 2 closed tears, 2 and 3cm to head of spine, easily glued but left for purposes of full disclosure to the purchaser, lower board is gently bowed. Top edge bright gilt, rest untrimmed deckle edged. Vellum is made from calf skin, and increasingly rare. Only a single vellum maker remains in Britain. Acts of Parliament are written upon vellum as it stands the test of time, unlike any other written media. The oldest extant law dates from 1497, and was written on vellum; the Magna Carta was written upon vellum 800 years ago, and is still clearly legible. Vellum making upholds a tradition over 2,000 years old. Only a single vellum maker remains in Britain. Paul wright, manager of William Cowley says; ‘The only reason we know as much as we do about previous civilisations is because they scribbled on vellum.’The volume in hand is a delight for reader, scholar and collector alike, fit to grace any library and of interest for four reasons; for the lavish illustrations, for the signature of their creator Heath Robinson, for the Limited and Numbered Edition, and for the Vellum binding. Incurs additional postage charge due to price and weight for safe delivery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF "BILLY" DIXON OF ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS PANHANDLE.

      [Co-Operative Printing Co., 1914]., Guthrie - First edition. 8vo. Green cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, 320 pp., illustrations from old photographs. "A narrative in which is described many things relating to the early Southwest, with an account of the fight between Indians and buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls, and the desperate engagement at Buffalo Wallow, for which Congress voted the Medal of Honor to the survivors." Born in West Virginia in 1850, Billy Dixon lived in Missouri from 1862 until 1865, when he took a job with a freight contractor as a bull-whacker and mule-skinner in Kansas. He freighted throughout western Kansas and Nebraska, and eastern Colorado for 4 years. In 1869, Dixon joined a hunting and trapping venture in the Saline River Valley, northwest of Fort Hays. Billy's excellent marksmanship soon led him to the highly profitable trade in buffalo hides. He invested in a supply store and did quite well until his partner "sold out" and took off with the proceeds during Billy's absence. He hunted the Texas Panhandle in the early and mid 1870's. Billy Dixon was one of 28 men and 1 woman who fought off a large party of hostile Indians in the second Battle of Adobe Walls. He scouted for Gen. Nelson Miles in 1874, when carrying dispatches to Fort Supply, Dixon and 5 others were attacked by Indians. Billy Dixon received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his part in the action. Still scouting for General Miles, Dixon was present at the rescue of the Germaine sisters from the Cheyenne in November, 1874. Dixon saved the Nolan Expedition in 1877 by leading them to water while in pursuit of hostile Comanches on the Staked Plains. Dixon returned to civilian life in 1883. He worked on the Turkey Trot Ranch before homesteading at the site of the original Adobe Walls. Eventually he homesteaded again in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, where he died in 1913. An excellent biography. Six small, old water spots to the rear cover, minor wear to the spine ends and corners, and former owner's inked name on the front fly leaf, else a near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        MISS MADELYN MACK, DETECTIVE

      Boston: The Page Company, [1914]., 1914. First edition. 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."

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (with the original illustrations by John Tenniel).

      

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        Photo Album]: Garden Island, Sydney. The Base of the Royal Australian Navy. 1910-1914

      Sydney 1914 - Folio. Gray and blue cloth boards with "Sunny Memories" on the front board, and 12 stiff card leaves. 125 gelatin silver images mostly approximately 3" x 4", mounted within rectangular or oval frames in the book. All photos with captions or titles on the mounts. A faint spot on the front board, but a very good or better internally clean album with bright about fine images.A very interesting photo album from the family of a high ranking Australian naval officer who resided at Garden Island, base of the Royal Australian Navy in Sydney (now a restricted area). The images include views of Garden Island: streets, the embankment with HMS Pegasus, Signal Hill on the Coronation Day, the interior of the island church, "Idol from Mallo Kollo Island" (Malakula, Vanuatu), "the tree planted by H.M. The King," "swimming bath," and others. Additionally there are a series of views depicting the Garden Island Tennis Club which is considered to be Australia's first lawn tennis court (built in 1880), showing the court itself and tennis court pavilion, group portraits of players shown during games or afterwards, posing with rackets.The album's owner or compiler (here designated as "H.C.") is in several photos, posing in naval uniform in his garden, on board HMS Encounter and on board a naval ship at the beginning of WWI (the last photo is dated November 1914). There are also portraits of (probably) his wife "Ad" and other naval officers and sailors, some designated by last names (Gosling, Baker, S.P.O. Trevin); views of their house and garden on Garden Island (the exterior, interiors of the drawing room and office, images of the front and kitchen gardens). Six interesting group portraits showing "Japanese officers at Garden Island" posing in white uniforms with "Ad" and another lady at the tennis club.Five photos depict the "Tresco" mansion -- the official residence of the Naval Officer-in-Command at Garden Island (the exterior and interiors, "swimming bath", a view of the Sydney harbor from Tresco). Three photos show the Bristol biplane in Sydney with the following commentary: "one of two sent arrived Dec. 1910, flew Perth, then Melbourne, then Sydney, c. Feb. 1911." There are also images of numerous ships in Sydney harbor (HMS Fantome, HMS Cambrian, HMS Powerful, HMS Encounter, P&O S.S. Moldavia, HMS Pioneer et al.), Sydney botanical gardens, a series of photos from a trip to the Blue Mountains (Grand Canyon, Grose Valley, Kanimbla Valley, Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath, and others). Several photos reveal the album compiler's keenness for golf (images of the Blackheath golf links, the Royal Melbourne golf club and the Royal Sydney Gold club). Overall a very interesting illustration of the social life of Australian naval officers on Garden Island on the threshold of the First World War."Garden Island, located in Sydney Harbour to the east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay, has been associated with the defence of Sydney and eventually Australia, since the first fleet of convicts arrived in 1788. Garden Island is thus named because it was here that the crew of HMS Sirius of the First Fleet planted a vegetable garden in late January 1788. Garden Island has had connections with the Navy since the early days of the colony. As well as a garden, it housed a gun emplacement which guarded the passageway between Farm Cove and Pinchgut (Fort Denison) until the construction of Fort Macquarie on Bennelong Point. A similar gun pit was built on Gov. Macquarie's Point, but this was removed after Fort Macquarie was built and no trace of it remains today. In 1811 Gov. Macquarie declared Garden Island a civilian establishment and thus it stayed until 1856 when it was returned to the Royal Navy for use as a base. The base grew in a ramshackle manner with new buildings and facilities being added progressively over the next century. Today it is a restricted area and houses the Fleet Base of the Royal Australian Navy and the Garden Island Dockyard" ( [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CANADA AND ITS PROVINCES: a history of the Canadian people and their institutions. By one hundred associates

      Glasgow, Brook & Company: Toronto, 1914. 23 volume set, complete. "Archives Edition. Printed by T.& A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limited". Title pages in red and black. Tall octavo, cover height 25 cm. Original half black morocco and marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers with cloth inner hinges. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt. 259 maps & plates (some folding, some colour). Index volume (23) was published in 1917. Private owner's bookplates at front; gilt top edges a little oxidized; spines and inner leather margins of covers were shellaced at some point, which gives them a bit of a shine but has protected them from rubbing, chipping, and cracking very well; volumes 1 and 2 have a damp stain to the upper portion of the frontispiece; the spine of volume 3 is a bit concave for some reason; slight rubbing to the two gilt rules at top of volume 19; slight shelf rubbing to the lower edges of the marbled boards; a few leaves toward the end of the Index volume has small chips and tears to fore margins from careless opening; else a nice set indeed. The set consists of I-II. New France, 1534-1760. -- III-IV. British Dominion, 1760-1840. -- V. United Canada, 1840-1967. -- VI-VIII. The Dominion: political evolution. -- IX-X. The Dominion: industrial arts. -- XI-XII. The Dominion: missions: arts and letters. -- XIII-XIV. The Atlantic provinces. -- XV-XVI. The Province of Quebec. -- XVII-XVIII. The Province of Ontario. -- XIX-XX. The Prairie Provinces. -- XXI-XXII. The Pacific province. --XXIII. General index: manuscript sources: bibliography: chronological outlines: historical tables. Note: 30 kg parcel, considerable extra postage will be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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        KLABUND - Kleines Bilderbuch vom Krieg. Mit 13 Original-Holzschnitte, davon 12 koloriert, einer als Titelschildchen auf dem Vorderdeckel der Mappe. Mit zwölf Gedichten von Klabund.

      München, Goltzverlag. Goltz-Verlag. , 1914 - ca. 36 x 27 cm, 26 Blätter. 13 lose einliegende Doppelblätter in Original-Pappmappe (diese wie immer aufgrund der Empfindlichkeit mit Gebrauchsspuren, Falze mit Japanpapier innen hinterlegt), leicht fleckig, innen ein gutes Exemplar der Normalausgabe. Eines von 270 Exemplaren auf unechtem Chinapapier, entgegen dem Druckvermerk wurden alle Exemplare der Normalausgabe nicht nummeriert und nicht signiert (siehe Impressum). Jentsch, Seewald H 26-38. - Jentsch 17 (Expressionismus Seite 80f.). - Raabe/Hannich-Bode 158.4. - Wilpert/Gühring 5. Abbildung in: Richard Seewald, Ausstellung zum 100. Geburtstag, Köln 1989, Seite 32. - vgl. Loidl Katalog 25/I, 195.

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        EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. Old tales from the north. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      Hodder & Stoughton, no date: London, 1914. Tall octavo, leaf height 23 cm / 9 inches. pp (v)-(xvi), 17-285 + blinder's blank front and rear. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and 23 other tipped in captioned colour plates included in the pagination (complete). Numerous black & white drawings. head and tail pieces, and decorative borders, in text. Rebound by the Cottage Bindery, Bath, in full cream bevel edge parchment ("vellum") stamped in gilt, with illustration on front cover within decorative border, spine with lettering and four decorated compartments, decorative border on rear cover, ribbon ties at fore edges. Occasional light foxing in text, mainly in vicinity of the colour plates; else a fine copy. A later printing ca 1920s (first was also undated, 1914, with 25 c.p. with captioned tissue guards). 15 folk tales, translated from the Norwegian, which originally appeared in Sir George Dasent's POPULAR TALES FROM THE NORSE. Nielsen's masterpiece, with stunning highly stylized, beautifully coloured illustrations in an Art Nouveau style, widely felt to the greatest book from the golden age of British children's book illustration. Gorgeous book in an excellent deluxe binding. The Cottage Bindery was established in the 1960s and continues to do fine bindings. Binding: Hardcover .

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        Le Trianon de Marie-Antoinette.

      Paris, Goupil & Cie. 1914 - Illustrations d'après les Peintures et les Dessins originaux. Planches imprimées en camaïeu. 4 planches fac-similé en couleurs. Il a été tiré de ce livre 500 exemplaires sur papier à la forme des Manufactures d'Arches numérotés à la presse de 1 à 500. Celui-ci porte le numéro 307. 55 illustrations avec Table. Serpentes légendées. Complet & Contrôlé. ÉDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE. Paris, Goupil & Cie. Manzi, Joyant & Cie. successeurs - 1914 - 177 pages. Très belle reliure plein maroquin rouge, signée Durvand. Dos à nerfs. Plats et dos richement ornés et doré. Armes de Marie-Antoinette aux centre des plats. Large guirlande dorée bordant les contreplats. Filet sur les coupes. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Doubles couvertures et dos conservés. Rares rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Parfait état. Format grand in-4°(33x26). Pierre Girauld de Nolhac est un historien et poète parnassien français. Il fut le conservateur du musée du château de Versailles de 1892 à 1919. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Himmlische Mar; Bilder Un Ausstattung Von Wenzel Oswald

      Verlag Christoph Reissers Sohne, Wien 1914 - Unpaginated. Small folio, 34.9 x 25.3 cm. Colored lithographed title, 7 very fine color lithographed plates by Wenzel Oswald, seven large black-and-white vignettes by Oswald. All printed on a heavy paper stock. Rare children's book which came from the Wiener Werkestatte - not the ultra-rare deluxe edition of 25 in vellum, but nonetheless quite uncommon in the trade. Oswald also contributed to "Die Flache," a Viennese graphic arts periodical associated with the Wiener Werkstatte. Decorated endpapers, fresh, crisp copy, nick to front cover lower corner. Orig. light brown cloth decorated and lettered in silver rebacked in brown cloth. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Programs of the Jewish Stage (Jüdische Bühne): Der Batlen; Der Passagier; Das jüdische Herz

      Printed by K.u.k. Feldbuchdruckerei der 4. Armee, Kowel, Ukraine 1914 - Three Folios. One broadside and two folded programs with decorative ruling and black lettering on covers. Announcements of three theater productions staged in Kowel, northwestern Ukraine, under the auspices of the 4th Army of the K.u.K Austrian-Hungarian Army, two of them bilingual in German and Yiddish.1. Der Batlen oder eine Scherz-Hochzeit (Slacker or A Hoax Marriage) von N. Rakow. Lebensbild in 4 Akten (5 Bildern) A life in 4 acts (5 scenes), directed by I. Rosenbaum. Broadside (15 3/4 x 5 1/4") with decorative ruling. The program contains the full cast and the story is set in Russia. Synopsis of the play on verso of cover. The performance is arranged by the Jewish Art Association of the City of Kowel. Feldpost 340. Text in German. Broadside folded twice horizontally with minor closed tear at bottom edge.2. Der "Passagier" (The Passenger), drama in one act by R. Adelheim; "Masel-Tow" (Die Verlobungen/The Engagements), comedy in one act by Scholem-Aleichem; Die Agenten (The Agents), farce in one act by Scholem-Aleichem, the leading Yiddish author and playwright of the time. All plays directed by M. Pugacz. Folded broadside (13 x 7") with decorative ruling on cover. The Program contains the full for all three plays. The performance is arrange by the Society of Jewish Friends of the Arts of the City of Kowel. Synopsis of all three plays on verso of front cover. Text in German with full text of program and synopsis in Yiddish on pages three and four.3. "Das jüdische Herz" (The Jewish Heart), a play in 4 acts (8 scenes) by J. Lateiner, directed by M. Pugacz. Contains full cast. Folded Broadside (15 3/4 x 7 1/4") with decorative ruling. The story is set in Rumania. The actors are members of the dramatic section of the Volksküche (People's Kitchen) in Kowel. Synopsis on verso. Text in German with full text of program and synopsis in Hebrew on pages three and four. Folded three times horizontally with light discoloration on front and top of pages two and three.All three programs in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das schmerzliche Meer. Frühe und neue Gedichte.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Eins von 100 nummerierten und vom Verfasser signierten Exemplaren davon erschienen 10 Exemplare auf Japanpapier mit einem Holzschnitt von Conrad Felixmüller in Ganzleder. - Rheiner kam 1914 als einer der Jüngsten in die exzentrische Gesellschaft des Cafés des Westens, wo er schnell Anschluss fand. Besonders engen Kontakt pflegte er dort mit Johannes R. Becher, der sich zu dieser Zeit durch Narkotika und vorgetäuschte Sucht dem Wehrdienst entzog. Diese Idee, wohl von Hardekopf kommend, sollte für Rheiner erfolglos bleiben und den Beginn seiner Abhängigkeit bedeuten. Gleichzeitig fasste er hier den Entschluss, sich als Dichter zu verdingen und so erschienen bereits im Folgejahr erste Arbeiten u.a. in Pfemferts ?Aktion?. Vom Dienst an der Front suspendiert und nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, verfiel Rheiner endgültig dem Lebensstil der Bohème und seiner Sucht. Die Vormittage verschlief er, die Nachmittage saß er die meiste Zeit im Romanischen Café, wo er bis in die Abendstunden blieb, um dann, heimgekehrt, des Nachts zu schreiben. Seine Texte fanden in den bedeutenden spätexpressionistischen Blättern Veröffentlichung. Überdies beteiligte sich Rheiner an der Gründung der ?Expressionistischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden?, worauf die Einrichtung des ?Dresdner Verlages von 1917? folgte, in dem, bis auf eine Ausnahme, alle seine selbstständigen Publikationen erschienen. Die letzten Jahre verbrachte er vereinsamt und vergessen an verschiedenen Orten, meist ohne feste Bleibe, bis er an einer Überdosis Morphium verstarb. (Vgl. Thomas Rietzschel. In: Walter Rheiner. Kokain. Lyrik, Prosa, Briefe. Leipzig 1985, S. 285-303.) - Einbandkanten stark berieben, Bll. teils stockfleckig. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 245. 3. - Jentsch 40.

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        The Pirate of Panama: A Tale of the Fight for Buried Treasure

      G.W. Dillingham, New York 1914 - First edition. Fine in nice, very good, first issue dustwrapper with some small chips and tears, and which is a little shorter than the book, which seems to be a quirk on many Dillingham titles. A pirate adventure by an author best known for his westerns. Basis for the 1929 film directed by Ray Taylor. Very scarce in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TARZAN OF THE APES

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1914. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition of the first Tarzan novel. There are three variants of the first edition and bibliographers have not established a priority amongst them. This is the rarest of the three versions wherein the title page is a cancel. Red cloth, stamped in gilt without the acorn on the spine. Minor dulling to spine lettering and slightly cocked else a clean copy in good condition. A seminal work of American popular culture which introduced one of the most well-known characters in American literature.

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        NUMERO - Settimanale Umoristico Illustrato.

      (Codice NN/0549) In 8° (24x21 cm) 20 pp. ogni numero. Raccolta di 30 fascicoli - dal n.50 (dicembre 1914) al n.109 (gennaio 1916)- della famosa rivista satirica. Tra gli autori dei numerosissimi disegni: Golia (Eugenio Colmo), Sto, Gandolfi, Boetto, Manca, Musini, Gech, Guidi, Scarpelli, Mazza, Nirsoli, Yambo, Carlin. Cfr. Pallottino, in "Storia dell'Illustrazione italiana", p.236; «la rivista destinata ad avere più influenza e a meglio documentare il periodo a ridosso della guerra». Bella raccolta, ben conservata a parte qualche strappetto e antico restauro, alcuni numeri con piccoli fori marginali. Legatura muta mezza tela coeva. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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

      Hammersmith: The Doves Press,, 1914. Octavo. Original limp vellum, title to spine gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Vellum a little darkened, internally fresh. An excellent copy. First Doves edition, one of 200 copies printed on paper, from an edition of 212.

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        The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. - Large 4to, original embossed coral red papier machŽ, title on upper cover, monogram on spine. [xxxii], [92] pp., 21 tipped-in color plates, 42 photogravures. One of 492 copies 'printed upon Japan paper for private distribution' of this sumptuous volume produced by Tiffany himself. According to the preface, Tiffany compiled this volume at the urging of his children. Most copies were distributed for promotional purposes. Included are chapters on Tiffany's paintings, stained glass, favrile glass, enamels and jewelry, interior decoration, architecture, and landscape architecture. An important volume documenting Tiffany's dazzling and wide-ranging accomplishments in the decorative arts.CONDITION: Near very good, moderate wear, paper slightly worn through at lower left corner of spine. SHIPPING: This is a heavy book. Additional shipping charges may apply. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges intact and secure, only light wear to the binding. Near Fine and scarce. Second printing in March 1914, the first being November 1913. Decorated blue cloth. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper for Virgil L. Highland "with the regards of/Theodore Roosevelt/Sept 6th 1918." Most signed copies of this title that we have seen have been this second printing, which is slightly smaller in format than the first. Virgil L. Highland was the president of the Empire National Bank in West Virginia and was a director of several coal and gas companies, among other industries. He served as delegate to the Republican National Committee in 1904 when Roosevelt won the presidency, and in 1912, when Roosevelt bolted from the party to run on the Progressive ticket, Highland was the chairman of the Republican state committee.

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        Rankes Meisterwerke. 10 Bde. (Lederausgabe).

      München, Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot 1914 - -1915. 10 Bde. Hadernpapier. Kopfgoldschnitt. Schwarzes Maroquin mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfileten und Innenkantenfileten. Einband signiert: H. Fikentscher Leipzig. Rücken teils minim beschabt. Ex Libris auf den Innendeckeln. Nr. 109 von 200 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder. Vorderdeckel von Band 10 mit Kratzspuren. Teils gering bestossen. Gutes und schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'ultima spedizione del Capitano Scott. Diario del Capitano Scott con i rilievi scientifici del dottor E.A. Wilson e dei superstiti della spedizione, e prefazione di Sir Clements R. Markham.

      Milano, Treves, 1914, due volumi in-8vo brossura originale, pp. XI-383 + 318 con una carta e 52 + 38 tav. f.t.

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        Olaf Gulbransson: Nach der erhöhten Zivilliste (Originalzeichnung)

      1914 - Tusche, Bleistift, Aquarell und Deckweiß auf Papier (alt auf Karton aufgezogen) 27 x 25 cm Veröffentlicht: Simplicissimus. Jahrgang 18 (1914), Heft 48, Seite 815 Text: „Der Karneval dauert zu lang! Man sollte viel mehr verbieten, sonst behalten die Leute nicht Geld genug für uns übrig.“

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

      Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, Riccardi Press: London, 1914. Octavo, pp (xii), (135) + binder's blank front and rear. Tissue guard at frontispiece. #189 of an edition of 1000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper, printed in the Riccardi Fount. Bound in half red levant morocco and salmon cloth, spine with raised bands, lettered and ornamented in gilt, patterned endpapers, top edges gilt, by Bayntun. Spine a bit sunned; bands of sunning to top portion of sides; else a fine copy. Lovett 71a. This edition uses the revised Macmillan 1896 text. The illustrations were printed from new electros taken froim the original wood blocks, and four were slightly enlarged. Binding: Hardcover .

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        North of Boston

      London: David Nutt, 1914. First edition. Hardcover. This is a superior first edition of the author's second published book, which bolstered his newly minted literary reputation and precipitated his return to the United States from England, where his first two books were published. North of Boston opens with the famous poems “The Pasture” and “Mending Wall” and was swiftly hailed by important reviews when published in 1914. Complicating the publication history, the reported 1,000 first edition sheets saw six different binding variants distributed over a period of eight years, due both to transfer of sheets for an American edition and to bankruptcy of the original publisher (Nutt) and resulting sale of remaining first edition sheets. (See Crane, A3, pp.14-15) In 1922, Dunster House Bookshop of Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired the remaining 259 sets of first edition sheets, 200 of them unbound and 59 already bound in blue cloth by Simpkin Marshall of London. These 59 copies were rebound by Dunster House in green (Binding E, per Crane) to closely match the appearance and proportions of Binding A, indicating “that the work was done by the same binder in England”. This copy is a scarce example of Binding E, stamped gilt on the front cover as in Binding A, but with a blind rule at the top and bottom only, with trimmed text block edges, and with “Printed in Great Britain” ink-stamped on the title page verso. Condition approaches near fine. The green cloth binding remains square, tight, bright, and clean with sharp corners and bright gilt on both the front cover and spine. We discern no appreciable color shift between the spine and covers and note only trivial hints of wear to the corners, spine ends, and bottom edge. The contents are modestly age-toned, but show no spotting or previous ownership marks. The page edges are age-toned with only light soiling. Iconic American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), the quintessential poetic voice of New England, was actually born in San Francisco and first published in England. When Frost was eleven, his newly widowed mother moved east to Salem, New Hampshire, to resume a teaching career. There Frost swiftly found his poetic voice, infused by New England scenes and sensibilities. Promising as both a student and writer, Frost nonetheless dropped out of both Dartmouth and Harvard, supporting himself and a young family by teaching and farming. Ironically, it was a 1912 move to England with his wife and children – “the place to be poor and to write poems” – that finally catalyzed his recognition as a noteworthy American poet. The manuscript of A Boy's Will was completed in England and published by David Nutt in 1913. “Yeats pronounced the poetry “the best written in America for some time” and Frost received “two extraordinary tributes in the Nation and the Chicago Dial and a superb review in the Academy.” (ANB) A convocation of critical recognition, introduction to other writers, and creative energy supported the English publication of Frost's second book, North of Boston, in 1914, after which “Frost's reputation as a leading poet had been firmly established in England, and Henry Holt of New York had agreed to publish his books in America.” Accolades met his return to America at the end of 1914 and by 1917 a move to Amherst “launched him on the twofold career he would lead for the rest of his life: teaching whatever “subjects” he pleased at a congenial college… and “barding around,” his term for “saying” poems in a conversational performance.” (ANB) By 1924 he had won the first of his eventual four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry (1931, 1937, and 1943). Frost spent the final decade and a half of his life as “the most highly esteemed American poet of the twentieth century” with a host of academic and civic honors to his credit. Two years before his death he became the first poet to read in the program of a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Kennedy, January 1961). Bibliographic reference: Crane A3.

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

      Karl Baedeker, Leipzig 1914 - DJ browned (as usual) and chipped. DJ spine laid-in book. Top DJ professionally repaired. Former owner's address on front endpaper. ; 1st and only edition. One of the most scarce and precious titles of the Baedeker series. A description of the country before the revolution. 40 fold out maps in color and 78 plans. A very well preserved copy - especially rare with DJ. Marbled edges nicely preserved - this is the best copy we have ever seen ; 12mo; 590 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Across the Plains in '54. A Story for Young People of Early Emmigration to California. [With:] The Captive Maidens or the Prizes Won. A Sequel to Across the Plains in 54 [sic] And by the Author of "Across the Plains in 54." A Story of the early settlement

      [San Francisco]: Chase & Rae, Printers, [c. 1914]. Two parts in one. 8vo, original printed tan wrappers, in new folding box with Plexiglas lid. [iv], 232 pp. Wrappers smudged, particularly at upper front wrapper; pervasive interior light dampstaining, with some spotting at terminal leaves; but a sound, solid copy of a most uncommon work. "Second Edition, Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author" (as stated on the verso of the first title-page), and the first edition to include The Captive Maidens. The narrative tells of the author's emigration from Missouri to California in 1854, his return home in 1860, and his second overland crossing in 1865, as well as his adventures in California afterward. There seems to be little doubt of the general authenticity of Nott's travels, but he unfortunately recasts them into a fictionalized tale for young readers. Still, his plainspoken sincerity remains effective. Most of the California activity, mining, ranching, Indian-fighting, etc., takes place around Marysville. According to OCLC, the only copy of the first edition, undated and comprising just 76 pages, is at the Bancroft Library; about 15 copies of the second edition are listed. Wright Howes assumes that the first edition was not issued in book form, and he speculates that this second edition was published in 1905 and was almost completely destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and fire of '06. But the book's appearance makes it clear that it was produced considerably later; and the printers, Chase & Rae, seem to have been active only between about 1914 and 1925. Howes & Mintz call for a portrait, but no other authorities or booksellers record it. Almost all citations of this book, in fact, are vague and confused, reflecting its remarkable scarcity. Cowan (II), p. 457. Graff 3045. Howes N-213. Mintz 142. Towneley, p. 113.

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        DUBLINERS

      Richards 1914 - First edition. Original maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. A very good copy, some foxing to page edges and contents, boards mainly bright though there is a vertical crease along the centre of the spine. Joyce's unsurpassed collection of short stories, in which he attempts to 'present Dublin to the world'. The book had a tortuous birth: it was to be Joyce's first published work and appear in 1906, but the publication was abandoned during printing due to disagreements between Joyce and his publishers regarding emendations. In defence of his writing, Joyce said famously in a letter to Richards "It is not my fault that the odour of ashpits and old weeds and offal hangs around my stories. I seriously believe that you will retard the course of civilisation in Ireland by preventing the Irish people from having one good look at themselves in my nicely polished looking-glass." After the publication of Chamber Music in 1907 Joyce offered Dubliners to Elkin Mathews and upon rejection approached the Dublin publishers Maunsel. They printed an edition of 1000 copies in July 1910, but all but a few of the page proofs were burned by the printer because of "objectionable" passages in some of the stories. In 1913 Richards eventually agreed to publish the book in an edition of 1250 copies, 746 of which were bound up and the remaining 504 were sold to B.W.Huebsch to form the American edition. The book was published on 15th June, 1914. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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