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        Mitt navn er Knoph.

      Oslo, Narvesen 1914. 160 s. Orig. illustr. (Ben Blessum) omsl. Anelse slitt i falser, små sår på ryggstripen, liten plett på ryggstripe og øvre marg av omsl.. Stempel: Til Anmeldelse på foromsl. og et lite st. Et godt bevart ekspl. av denne sjeldenhet. 1. utg. i bokform. Kom i 1913 som føljetong i "Hver 8. dag" under navnet "Mordet paa Bygdø".Kioskernes 50-øres Bibliotek nr. 55 - 56.

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        Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag 1914 - 8°. 312 S. Privater Pergamentband unter Verwendung der Originaldeckelzeichnung von Karl Walser. Wilpert-G. 8. - Badorrek-H. B 86.1. - Erste Ausgabe. - Von Robert Walser auf dem Vortitel handschriftlich signiert. Aufwändig und fachgerecht restauriertes Exemplar in Pergament, die ursprüngliche Rückenverzierung identisch in Goldprägung übernommen. Der Vorderdeckel mit der montierten Einbandillustration von Karl Walser. - Optimale Lösung, da fast alle Exemplare des Originalpappbandes am Rücken angerissen sind. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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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        Town Planning for Australia.

      Sydney: Building Limited, 1914. Large octavo, numerous photo illustrations, plans, diagrams, illustrated advertisements; original red cloth. First edition, an essential and rare guide to urban Australian architectural history with an introduction by John Sulman.Taylor was a progressive reformer who supported Walter Burley Griffin's design for Canberra. He compares successful town landscapes from other countries, using illustrations to support his argument that infant mortality rates are due to the lack of adequate space and light "in this land of magnificent distances". The work minutely studies the flaws and proposed improvements to Sydney and Melbourne, while Adelaide is given the laurels as "Australia's best planned city".From the library of George Mackaness. A very good copy.

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        1914 1918 vincitori e vinti attraverso la caricatura . Cento cartoline dei personaggi famosi del periodo

      Cooperativa di lavoro fra tubercolotici di guerra, 1914. Tracce di umido solo sulla copertina. Cartoline in ottimo stato

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        La Vénerie Française Contemporaine

      Adolph de Goupy, 1914. Half folio Profusely illustrated with in text drawings and music scores, frontispiece and numerous full page plates in colour original green cloth lettered in gilt, front cover with padded design of deer head with antlers in brown and cream, gilt medallion of fox at top, lettered in gilt on spine La Vénerie Française Contemporaine is a famous and important book of the twentieth century about hunting in France. It gives a comprehensive overview of the French Hunts, which were then at their peak. The text is filled with anecdotes and, often amusing, comments. The individuals portrayed are identified by handwritten notes that the author had left in his own copy (not present here). Baron Karl Reille (1886 - 1975) was the great grandson of Honore Reille, Marshal of France, who had married the daughter of [Andre] Massena [the great Marshall under Napoleon, and perhaps the only possible rival to him]. Karl Reille had a happy childhood, divided between Paris and the Chateau de Baudry in Touraine, in the period preceding World War I. Reillee had shown at an early age a talent for art and design and his uncle Peter Verteville was his guide in developing these talents. They worked in an artistic affinity and often treated the same subject identically. In 1906 they produced jointly a series of portraits and caricatures of actors The Vénérie Montpoupon. A passion for hunting with hounds ultimately determined where the talent of Karl Reille should be directed and bore fruit in the publishing in 1914 of Vénérie Francaise Contemporaine. This important work presents all the hunts existing in France at the time, with each hunt illustrated by the author, and also its hunting song musically notated. Throughout his prolific career, Reille illustrated many books written by other authors about hunting. He also looked closely at the world of horses and horse racing which were his constant inspiration. Mobilized in 1914, he was taken prisoner early in the war. He spent four years in captivity at Plassenburg Ingolstadt in Bavaria. After the war, in 1922, Karl Reille created in association with the Baron de Lauriston, Rally Gaiment, a hunt for deer. In April 1924, Karl Reille married Odette Goury of Roslan, and they had six children. In 1939 he enlisted again at the outbreak of war, and was again taken prisoner by the Germans. Released in 1941, he returned to Baudry and became mayor of his town, Cerelles, at the end of the war. After the armistice, he was vice-president of the Society Vénérie. Having previously painted in watercolour and gouache, Reille worked in oil from 1960 on. He was struck by disease in 1973, and died in 1975 Minor silverfishing to green cloth, else a fine copy One of 600 copies, "No. ASH for Mr. H. Sinney" below which is a charming original small watercolour signed by Reille

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        The Art Work Of Louis C. Tiffany

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. First edition. Orig. publisher's embossed vellum boards painted in burnt orange and burnished gold. Teg, Near fine in fine custom green cloth clamshell box with leather spine label printed in gilt.. 91 pages. 33 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 237 of 492 printed on Japan paper, with slip signed in ink by Louis. C. Tiffany, and with date June 1916 in letterpress tipped into front hinge. 21 tipped-in color plates and 42 photogravures with lettered tissue guards. A beautiful work celebrating the range of Tiffany's glass work, paintings, decoration, and architectural work. Tiffany underwrote the costs of this large expensive production, and presented it to wealthy clients and friends. According to Robert Koch, a Tiffany authority, "Tiffany's next move was to launch something of a more enduring, yet subtly instructive, nature. This was the completion of a memorial volume, which was, in fact, still another piece of shrewd promotion. [The text was written by] Charles de Kay, based on a series of personal interviews. Tiffany himself wrote the table of contents.

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        STORIES OF EARLY BRITISH COLUMBIA

      Vancouver: News Advertiser, 1914. First Edition. Near Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Vancouver: News Advertiser, 1914 Hard bound in original decorated grey cloth with longhouse and totem cover in red and blue. P. 287.errata, illustrated by S. P. Judge. Pioneer stories include description of a potlatch, Indian massacres, the Chilcotin or Waddington Massacre and early days of Vancouver, the Island and the Cariboo. Covers lightly faded and shelf worn. Foxing to prelims and attractive bookplate noted. Uncommon title by pioneer Vancouver doctor and historian reads well. LOWTHER 162. Scans on request, questions cheerfully answered and customer satisfaction quaranteed. Find out why 75 % of our business is from repeat customers. Extra shipping and insurance at cost to many destinations. . First Edition. Near Very Good/No Jacket as Issued.

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson

      Constable and Co. Ltd., London, 1914. FIRST HEATH ROBINSON EDITION, trade issue, in the first of three publisher's bindings. Quarto, pp. 185. With twelve mounted coloured plates and thirty-two black & white illustrations. All tissue guards intact. Mid-green cloth blocked in gilt and colours. Some light edge-spotting, Constable's catalogue insert present, binding lightly used, one neat repair to head of spine. An attractive copy in a striking polychrome binding. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Kleine Dichtungen. Erste Auflage hergestellt für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1914 - 311 (1) Seiten der Einbandrücken in Halbpergament völlig neu eingfebunden, Einband minimal berieben, mit Lesebändchen, auf Vortitel von Robert Walser handsigniert, ohne Lesebändchen, sauberes und frisches Exemplar in gutem Zustand, EA, WG 8. Robert Walser (* 15. April 1878 in Biel/Schweiz - + 25. Dezember 1956 nahe Herisau/Schweiz) war ein deutschsprachiger schweizerischer Schriftsteller. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 462 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Pappband mit goldgeprägter Deckelillustration von Karl Walser, Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Beiträge zur Quantentheorie.

      Braunschweig: Vieweg & Sohn, 1914. First edition, extremely rare author's presentation offprint (with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' (Presented by the Author) printed on front wrapper), and the copy of Einstein's son Hans Albert, of this crucial transitional paper in which Einstein uses the light quantum hypothesis to give new derivations of Planck's radiation law and Nernst's third law of thermodynamics (Einstein points out that the alleged 'proofs' which try to derive the theorem of Nernst from the mere fact that the specific heat of all substances goes to zero at absolute zero temperature, are not genuine). Einstein had first put forward the idea of light quanta in 1905, but in later years he came to doubt the validity of the hypothesis, despite its earlier success in explaining the photoelectric effect. Einstein's success in the present paper in deriving two of the most important achievements of quantum theory using the light quantum hypothesis re-established his confidence in that hypothesis, and he began to think again about the interaction between radiation and matter, resulting two years later in his great papers on the quantum theory of radiation. The only other copy we have located in auction records is that in Einstein's own reference collection of offprints formerly in the Richard Green Library (sold Christie's New York, 17 June 2008, lot 100). OCLC lists three copies in US (American Philosophical Society, Florida, Princeton), one in UK and one in Switzerland. Provenance: Hans Albert Einstein (1904-1973), Swiss-American engineer and educator, and the second child and first son of Albert Einstein and Mileva Mari (ownership stamp on front wrapper). He moved to the US in 1938, and spent most of his career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a professor of hydraulic engineering. In 1909 Einstein wrote Lorentz that he had never believed in independent, localized light quanta, because, among other reasons, this concept was incompatible with the division of rays during refraction. In July 1910 he wrote to Sommerfeld: "To me the basic question is: 'Is there a way to unify the energy quanta and Huygens's principle!' Appearances are against it, but the good Lord has found the trick." He soon retreated from this quantum view and examined another revolutionary possibility: "At present," he wrote to Laub in November, "I am very hopeful to solve the radiation problem, without light quanta. I am exceedingly curious to see how the thing evolves. Even the energy principle in its present form would have to be given up." Perhaps he had in mind a virtual, wavelike radiation field correlating quantum jumps in distant molecules, as in the later theory of Bohr, Kramers, and Slater. A week later, Einstein renounced this new attempt: "Again, the solution of the radiation problem has come to naught. The devil has indulged in a rotten trick with me." Six months later, Einstein confided to Michel Besso his doubts on the existence of quanta in general: "I no longer ask myself if these quanta really exist. And I do not try any more to construct them because I now know that my brain is unable to do it. But I still explore the consequences as carefully as I can to learn the range of validity of this idea." In February 1912 he wrote to Hopf: "Quanta certainly do what they ought to, but they do not exist, like the immovable ether. At the moment, the latter is turning diligently in its grave intending to come to life again -- poor fellow." In 1913, in a more pronounced retreat from quantum discontinuity, Einstein and Otto Stern derived Planck's law without quantization at all. "Einstein forcefully reasserted the reality of quanta in a publication of 1914 [the offered paper]. Perhaps Niels Bohr's new theory of spectra encouraged him to do so, although there is no trace in his writings of any reflections on this theory before 1916. Perhaps he realized that the zero-point energy failed to solve quantum difficulties that involved other entities than resonators. In any case, he now lent so much reality to the quantum states of a micro-entity as to compare them with different chemical species. This view induced the profound comment: "The concepts of physical and chemical change seem to lose their fundamental difference" [the present paper, pp. 822-3]. For instance, a quantum jump in a resonator and the dissociation of a molecule are comparable processes, for they are both caused by the absorption of an energy quantum. "Einstein immediately applied this analogy to a new, non-statistical derivation of Planck's formula for the average energy of a harmonic oscillator at temperature T. If the various energy levels nhv of a resonator are identified with different chemical species, a thermalized set of resonators is comparable to a chemical mixture in equilibrium. According to the laws of chemical equilibrium, the free energy of the mixture must be a minimum, which implies that the concentration of the species nhv should be proportional to e-nhv/kT. Consequently, the average energy of the resonators must be U = 1/(ehv/kT - 1), in conformity with Planck's result of 1900. "Through this reasoning, Einstein confirmed the quantum-theoretical version of Gibbs's canonical law, according to which the probability of the discrete energy value En is proportional to e-En/kT for a (non-degenerate) system in contact with a thermostat at temperature T. He still did not know how to proceed from the quantized resonators to the black-body law ... A new, quantum-theoretical picture of the interaction between matter and radiation was needed. Einstein found it in the summer of 1916, after the completion of his new theory of gravitation left him more time for quantum meditation" (Cambridge Companion to Einstein, pp. 133-4). Weil, Albert Einstein Bibliography, 67. Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 16. Band, 1914. 8vo (202 x 146 mm), pp. 820-828. Original printed wrappers with ownership stamp of Hans Albert Einstein on front wrapper. Very fine condition.

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson

      Constable and Co. Ltd., London, 1914. FIRST HEATH ROBINSON EDITION, trade issue, in the first of three publisher's bindings. Quarto, pp. 185. With twelve mounted coloured plates and thirty-two black & white illustrations. All tissue guards intact. Mid-green cloth blocked in gilt and colours. Some light edge-spotting, Constable's catalogue insert present, binding lightly used, one neat repair to head of spine. An attractive copy in a striking polychrome binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Capitan Dodèro Una notte bizzarra

      Fratelli Treves Editori-Milano, MILANO 1914 - Biblioteca amena ad una lira il volume ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino con bella cornice geometrica su piatto anteriore, bordo consumato, punte leggermente piegate, cima e piede consunti con strappetti, dorso e margini dei piatti poco bruniti, macchiette, margini delle pagine e tagli bruniti, questi ultimi con barbe. Su occhiello e frontespizio firma d'appartenenza, a penna. CCLXVII volume della collana Biblioteca amena ad una lira il volume. 19° migliaio.

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        Verbindungskrug der Allotrianer um 1914

      - Technik: Monochrom aquarellierte Federzeichnung in schwarzer Tusche auf Papier, auf Karton montiert. Beschriftung: Unten rechts bezeichnet und signiert mit "Hier grüßt dich ein alter ehrwürdiger Allotrianer - durch deinen Freund Rudolf Gedon". Provenienz: Ehrengabe für Jakob Bradl (1864 München - 1919 Oberammergau?) von der Künstlergesellschaft Allotria München im Jahre 1914 anlässlich des Wegzuges Bradls nach Oberammergau. Grösse: 27,2 x 20,9 cm (Darstellung). Zustand: Guter Zustand. Das Papier ist minimal verfärbt und stellenweise verschmutzt. Die Blattecken sind leicht wellig. Rechts mittig befindet sich ein kurzer Randeinriss. Die Darstellung macht einen sehr guten Eindruck. Beschreibung: Darstellung eines hohen verzierten Zinnkruges mit Lorbeerkranz. Auf der Seite des Kruges sind einige Namen von bekannten Mitgliedern der Münchener Künstlervereinigung Allotria eingraviert. Am Fuß befindet sich die Inschrift "Und wiederholt trank Fürst Bismar[ck] in Mitte der Allotria[ner] am 25. Juni 1892". Zustand: Guter Zustand. Das Papier ist minimal verfärbt und stellenweise verschmutzt. Die Blattecken sind leicht wellig. Rechts mittig befindet sich ein kurzer Randeinriss. Die Darstellung macht einen sehr guten Eindruck. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        CEZANNE.

      Paris: Moderne Imprimerie, 1914. 75 pages of text. Original binding; lithographed French wraps over flexible boards. The spine is cracked, chipped and browned with much loss, but the title "Cezanne" remains readable. The wrappers are otherwise moderately toned, with minor soiling. There are lighter areas adjacent to the spine where tape/adhesive was removed. Attractive and protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Out of an entire issue of 600 copies, this is number 458 of 400 that were issued "sur papier a grain." Includes an original etching by Cezanne (frontispiece), an original lithograph by Edouard Vuillard, an original lithograph by Pierre Bonnard, an original lithograph by Maurice Denis, an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, an original lithograph by K.-X. Roussel, and an original lithograph by Aristide Maillol. Contains 59 illustrations in all including lithographs by Paul Signac, Felix Vallotton, and numerous illustrations by Cezanne including four tipped-in color plates, many plates in black and white, and a facsimile of a handwritten letter. There is also a color portrait of Cezanne, and about a dozen tipped-in photographs of the artist. With a preface by Octave Mirbeau, notes by the editors (J. and Gaston Bernheim Jeune), a biography by Theodore Duret, an essay by Leon Werth, and an essay titled "Le Monument Cezanne" by Frantz Jourdain. There are numerous tiny spots of minor discoloration in some of the margins of the plates and text, a few smudges, and minor toning to the edges. The original etching and the original lithographs exist in excellent condition, and are protected by printed tissue plate guards. . First Edition. Paperback. Very good- condition. Folio.

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        Into the Dead Heart. An Ornithological Trip Through Central Australia.

      Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co. 1914. Square duodecimo, 154 pp., 27 photographic plates, original brown printed wrappers bound in, presentation inscription to title-page verso; in attractive light tan half calf by Sangorski. The first, and perhaps the most significant, of White's self-published accounts of his explorations in South Australia.White was an intrepid traveller of central Australia, including a 1913 journey to Alice Springs by camel, and to the Musgrave and Everard the following year. White later accompanied expeditions to Cooper Creek, the Nullarbor, and the Finke River, and became an advocate for the central desert Aborigines. Into the Dead Heart contains significant ethnological description of the desert tribes, including anecdotal descriptions of the author's interactions with individual Aboriginal people. Also included are photographs of Arunta men in ceremonial garb and paint. Other photographs show various inland scenes including the Lindsay River, the surgery and telegraph station at Alice Springs, a particularly interesting shot of native dwellings on the Hugh River, Krichauff gorge and similar geographical features of interest.An inscription on the verso of the title page reads: 'To J.W. Hosking Esq. with the kindest regards. From the writer & his wife. Weetunga. 3/11/14.'.

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        Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard

      First edition, one of 90 numbered copies on vergé d'Arches, the only large paper copies after 10 Montval.A very good copy. Nrf Paris 1914 25,5x33cm broché

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        Pan und Nymphe 1914

      - Technik: Farbstift in violett auf Papier, auf Karton montiert. Beschriftung: Rechts unten signiert und datiert mit "C. Aug. Geiger | 1914". Provenienz: Ehrengabe für Jakob Bradl (1864 München - 1919 Oberammergau?) von der Künstlergesellschaft Allotria München im Jahre 1914 anlässlich des Wegzuges Bradls nach Oberammergau. Grösse: 22,7 x 17,4 cm (Darstellung). Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Entlang der rechten Blattkante sind geringfügige Wellungen im Papier zu erkennen. Beschreibung: In Rückenansicht dargestellt ist eine unbekleidete Nymphe zu sehen, die sich seitlich auf eine Baumwurzel stützt. In inniger Umarmung umschlingt sie ein Satyr, der im Schatten des Baumes sitzt und seine Hände auf Hinterkopf und Taille der Nymphe legt. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Entlang der rechten Blattkante sind geringfügige Wellungen im Papier zu erkennen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1914]. Old Tales from the North Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, black and gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, 24 colour plates with printed tissue-guards, with black and white illustrations to text. Spine lightly rolled, rubbing to tips and spine ends, light wear to bottom tip of front cover, faint discolouration to front cover, foxing to edges and occasionally to margins; a very good copy. First Nielsen edition, first impression. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology were achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilized a traditional three-colour process. With a handwritten thank you note dated 1926 laid in.

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

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1914] - Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, pictorial endpapers, black and gilt. Spine lightly rolled, rubbing to tips and spine ends, light wear to bottom tip of front cover, faint discolouration to front cover, foxing to edges and occasionally to margins; a very good copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, 24 colour plates with printed tissue-guards, with black and white illustrations to text. First Nielsen edition, first impression. The richness of the Danish Nielsen's colour images for this lavish illustrated book of Norse pagan mythology were achieved by a four-colour process, in contrast to many of the illustrations prepared by his contemporaries, such as Rackham and Dulac, which characteristically utilized a traditional three-colour process. With a handwritten thank you note dated 1926 laid in. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Resolutions Passed by The Church Peace Union, Founded by Andrew Carnegie, at its First Meeting February 10th, 1914.

      Single sheet, 36 x 28 cm, mounted, printed in black, gold, and red ink. Signs of folds for mailing otherwise a very good copy. First edition, inscribed by Carnegie, "His Excellency Jonkheer J. Loudon with regards Andrew Carnegie." Jonkheer John Loudon was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The Church Peace Union intended to send this printed sheet of resolutions "to each Sovereign, President, Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Relations, President of Legislature, and other high official of the World Powers, and to the clergy of Germany, Great Britain and the United States." The Church Peace Union, later renamed The Carnegie Council was founded in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie in New York. Carnegie gathered together numerous religious leaders, scientists and politicians, and appointed them trustees of a new organization, the Church Peace Union (CPU). Carnegie hoped to create, with the religious and secular leaders, a new moral leadership to prevent armed conflict. Carnegie's faith in establishing World Peace was, of course, misplaced. The planned international inaugural meeting, on Lake Constance, could not take place due to the outbreak of The First World War.

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        An American Four-in-Hand in Britain

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Reprint. Hardcover. Good. Signed. 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.

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        Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It, Inscribed by...

      1914. Inscribed by Felix Frankfurter to a Student Who Went on to a Brilliant Career in Law and Government Brandeis, Louis D. [1856-1941]. Other People's Money And How the Bankers Use It. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1914]. xiv, [2], 223 pp. Original cloth, gilt titles to front board and spine. Light rubbing to extremities, majority of gilding rubbed away from spine title. Gift inscription from Frankfurter to Francis M. Shea to front free endpaper in bold hand, light toning to text, internally clean. $1,500. * First edition. This scathing critique of "Our Financial Oligarchy" is based on a series of articles published in Harper's Weekly from 1913 to 1914. The inscription reads: "To Francis Shea/ With the cordial regards/ & good wishes of/ Felix Frankfurter." Shea [1905-1989] was a Frankfurter protege. After establishing a successful legal career in Buffalo, New York, he joined the New Deal, serving in the Agriculture Adjustment Administration. In 1936 Shea returned to Buffalo and became dean of the University of Buffalo School of Law, which experienced a renaissance under his direction. Recruited by Robert H. Jackson, he was Roosevelt's Assistant Attorney General, heading the Claims (now Civil) Division. In 1945 he joined the staff of American lawyers that helped to design the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, then served on as a prosecutor at the trials. Returning to Washington after the war, he established what became a leading Washington law firm, Shea & Gardner.

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        Forty-Three Drawings by Alastair 1/500

      John Lane, the Bodley Head,, London, 1914 - First and only edition thus. Limited edition of 163/500 copies, 4to Very light soiling to covers, endpapers browned, else an excellent copy. No ownership markings. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Struwwelpeter von heute. Ein Bilderbuch für die Großen

      F. A. C. Prestel, Frankfurt am Main 1914 - Pappe, 28 S., Das extrem seltene großformatige Anit-Struwwelpeter-Buch, das sich an die Erwachsenen richtet. 28 unnummerierte Seiten mit 12 ganzseitigen getönten Abbildungen, kurze Verse und Texte. 1. "An den Struwwelpeter und seinen Verfasser" , 2." Wenn die Kinder artig sind", 3. "Der Struwwelpeter", 4. "Der böse Friedrich", 5. "Paulinchen mit dem Feuerzeug", 6. "Niklas mit dem Tintenfaß", 7. "Der wilde Jäger", 8. "Daumenlutscher", 9. "Suppenkaspar" ,10. "Zappelphilipp", 11. "Hanns Guck - in - die - Luft", 12. "Robert, der erste Flieger". Einband fleckig und gering bestoßen. Leicht verzogen. Innen nur geringe Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Insgesamt gut!. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CEZANNE.

      Moderne Imprimerie, Paris 1914 - 75 pages of text. Original binding; lithographed French wraps over flexible boards. The spine is cracked, chipped and browned with much loss, but the title "Cezanne" remains readable. The wrappers are otherwise moderately toned, with minor soiling. There are lighter areas adjacent to the spine where tape/adhesive was removed. Attractive and protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Out of an entire issue of 600 copies, this is number 458 of 400 that were issued "sur papier a grain." Includes an original etching by Cezanne (frontispiece), an original lithograph by Edouard Vuillard, an original lithograph by Pierre Bonnard, an original lithograph by Maurice Denis, an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, an original lithograph by K.-X. Roussel, and an original lithograph by Aristide Maillol. Contains 59 illustrations in all including lithographs by Paul Signac, Felix Vallotton, and numerous illustrations by Cezanne including four tipped-in color plates, many plates in black and white, and a facsimile of a handwritten letter. There is also a color portrait of Cezanne, and about a dozen tipped-in photographs of the artist. With a preface by Octave Mirbeau, notes by the editors (J. and Gaston Bernheim Jeune), a biography by Theodore Duret, an essay by Leon Werth, and an essay titled "Le Monument Cezanne" by Frantz Jourdain. There are numerous tiny spots of minor discoloration in some of the margins of the plates and text, a few smudges, and minor toning to the edges. The original etching and the original lithographs exist in excellent condition, and are protected by printed tissue plate guards. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd

      Duckworth, London 1914 - Blue cloth titled in gilt. First British edition. Half- title excised as with apparently all of this edition. Endpages darkened, slight foxing to textblock edge. Bottom board edge mildly softened. The scarce, protected DJ is toned at spine, chipped at spine ends/points. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historique des courses de chevaux de l'Antiquité à ce jour

      First Edition. Binding to bradel in full green cloth, smooth back, as part of green sheepskin, quilts and spine preserved, modern binding. Book decorated with 22 plates hors-texte and 63 engravings. Some small foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier & Fasquelle Paris 1914 14x20,5cm relié

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        Barabbas. Paroles dans la vallée

      First edition, one of 100 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition.Bound in full morocco brown back with four nerves, contreplats lined with frame brown morocco leather and a five-game gilded nets, contreplats and guards lined moire fabric, net gilded on the cuts, gilded wheels on the caps, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, all edges gilt, lined holster brown morocco, all signed Gruel.Book decorated with illustrations of Steinlen.Very nice copy remarkably re bound by Gruel. Eugène Rey Paris 1914 16x20,5cm relié

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        Modern Drinks and How to Mix Them, Recipes For Mixed Drinks [Cocktails]

      Roger and Smith Co. Printers, The Brunswick Balke Collender Co. Chicago [1914] - First Edition. Original soft cloth wrappers, three side staples, 120 pages, 6 by 2 1/2 inches. The introduction states: "The man who a few years ago could mix pretty nearly any drink called for at his bar would find himself in the novice class to-day if he had not remained behind the bar in this interval. Weird concoctions, smacking peculiarly of some one section of the country, have gained world-wide reputations. Names have been coined for them by the score, and strange names they are. A man from Reno might ask a New Orleans bartender to throw together for the joy of his palate an 'Electric Belt'. The New Orleans man would be a genius if he figured this one out. In the common parlance, the thirsty gentleman from Death Valley was pining for a 'Blue Blazer,' which any of the experienced men would be able to mix immediately. On account of this custom of tacking foolish names on to foolish drinks, we must apologize to our readers for omitting such extraordinary labels from our index. Otherwise we think we can say our formulas are up to the minute." Very Scarce pre-prohibition collection of cocktails. Very Good, modest wear to spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Art of Spiritual Harmony

      

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        ZEIT-ECHO. Ein Kriegs-Tagebuch der Künstler. Jahrgänge I und II in einem Band. Hefte 1-23/24 und Hefte 1-15 [Alles Erschienene]. Mit 143 Original-Grafiken. Darunter Arbeiten von Paul Klee (Der Tod für die Idee, Kornfeld 63, IIb; dem Gedicht von Georg Trakl gegenübergestellt, Erstdruck: Ritzer 2.5), Oskar Kokoschka (5 Lithografien, Wingler-Welz 69-73 in dem ihm gewidmeten Heft XX), Lyonel Feininger (Prasse Suppl. II, Nr. 1-3), Alfred Kubin (2, Raabe 79), Edwin Scharff, A. Schinnerer, Richard Seewald (4, Jentsch L 7, 9, 10, 11), Rudolf Grossmann, Max Unold, W. Geiger, P. Picasso (Lithographie nicht bei Bloch, lt. Söhn wahrscheinlich Reproduktion) u. a. m. - Mit literarischen Erstdrucken u. a. von J. R. Becher, M. Brod, M. Buber, Th. Däubler,

      München und Berlin, Graphik-Verlag, -16 1914 - ca. 24 x 17,5 cm, Jahrgang I: Seite 1 bis 368; Jahrgang II Seite 1 bis 240; VIII, 368, 240 Seiten. Es ist nur der Original-Umschlag von Heft I zum zweiten Jahrgang miteingebunden. Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. Ein frisches und sauberes Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. Bedeutende frühexpressionistische Zeitschrift. Bolliger 9, 1199. - Dietzel/Hügel 3272. - Dok.-Bibl. I, 443; II, 574. - ex libris 7, 459. - Holstein 30, 549 (komplette Folge). - HDO 364 und 365 [Söhn kennt 3 Grafiken nicht, die hier vorhanden sind: die Grafik nach Seite 138, nach Seite 180 und nach Seite 246]. - Perkins 205. - Raabe (Zeitschriften) 22. - Rifkind 308. - Schlawe II. 42f. - Exlibris auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels: Robert Haselberger (1884-1959) von Hermann Korhammer; Klischeedruck, (Gutenberg-Katalog Mainz 29.368). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tolkovanie na Apokalipsis Sviatogo Ioanna Bogoslova [i.e. Commentary on the Apocalypse of St John the Divine], in Church Slavonic, illuminated manuscript on paper

      [Russia,ca. 1860s]. 306 pp.: ill. 26x19 cm. Red colored edges. Modern full-leather binding imitating Old Beleivers bindings of late 19th century. Some pages are being restored, none of the miniatures are affected, first leaf has some text loss in the corner, the page with the first headpiece doesn't have a text loss, but it's restored over the text and the image. 72 full-page illustrations in color from the Book of Revelations. The text itself in black and red ink. Apocalypse is the most illustrated type of Russian manuscript book tradition. It's associated solemnly with Old Believers movement, who thought that Nikon's Church reform in mid-1650s was the beginning of the world's end. The most radical Old Believers in late 17th - early 18th century were practicing mass self-burnings. The less radical branch carried on the pre-reform traditions of life including the old Russian tradition of manuscript-making. The illustrations by self-taught unknown Old Believer show the scenes from the Apocalypse. It's interesting to see how he portrays the concepts like 'death', 'suffering', 'Earth' and others using different unusual characters. A number of illustrations show the evil forces like Antichrist, devils and demons. It's worth noting that surprisingly some of Russian avant-garde roots could be found here: famously Malevich was influenced by such depictions in his 'Game in Hell' (St.Petersburg, 1914).

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        East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North (First Edition)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton / Engraved and Printed By Henry Stone & Son Ltd., Banbury. Very Good Minus. 1914. First Edition. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [1914]. First Trade Edition (after Limited Edition). Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titling and decoration to spine and upper board. An original, unrestored copy of this highly sought after book from the golden age of children's book illustration. This is the first (deluxe) trade edition measuring 11.5" x 9" (29 x 23 cms), undated as called for but published in 1914 and not to be confused with later reprints which were smaller and had much lower production values. Blue cloth gilt. A few minor marks to boards; edges worn; corners and spine tips bumped, resulting in a crease across 'East' at spine head. Gilt is quite bright. 206 pp; 25 tipped-in colour plates with captioned, thin paper guards; illustrated endpapers and title page, and many other b/w illustrations within the text. Printed on Japanese vellum paper. The 25 colour plates are all in fine condition. One guard has creasing to lower hinge and has started to separate from guttering. Paper is age-toned as usual, particularly mounts. Endpapers browned with very light spotting; page edges browned. A very faint hint of tobacco can be detected at close quarters. Heavy/oversize book. Standard domestic postage covered by default charge but other services may incur an additional charge; please enquire for costs. .

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        Die Konigliche Gemalde-Galerie zu Dresde, 2 Volumi, 105 Tavole, Monaco, 1914

      1914. Autore: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Titolo: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: Vedi titolo in oggetto e foto, oppure contattateci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Pagine: 122 + tavole, testo in tedesco Dimensioni cm.: 43,5x33 Stato di Conservazione: A meno di gravi mancanze che in genere vengono evidenziate nella descrizione e nelle foto, per lo stato di conservazione fanno fede le fotografie che trovate dopo la descrizione, in ogni caso potete contattarci tramite mail o telefono, trovate i nostri dati in basso dopo le foto. Primo volume: Scuola italiana, 35 tavole, Giorgione, Batoni Pompeo, Belotto Bernardo, Canaletto, Carracci Annibale, Correggio, Caravaggio, Dolci Carlo, Guido Reni, Vecchio Palma, Veronese Paolo, Tiziano Vecellio Volume secondo: Scuola olandese, tedesca, francese, 69 tavole, Bol, Brueghel il Vecchio, Durer, Anton Van Dyck, Elsheimer Adam, Holbein il Giovane, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Wouverman Philips

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        Niger Morocco Guest Book.

      4to. Bound in full reddish-brown niger morocco, stamp-signed in gilt with the W.H. Smith & Son monogram on rear turn-in, sides with gilt-ruled borders and small embellishments, gilt lettering at the head of the upper cover ("We should a guest love while he loves to stay / And when he likes not give him loving way"), smooth spine with ruled border and title ("Guest Book") in gilt, green cloth endpapers, top edges gilt; a very nice copy, contained in the original hinged wooden box with W.H. Smith & Son's printed label. A very handsome guest book. Douglas Cockerell (1870-1945), master bookbinder and an important figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He started his own bindery in 1898 in Denmark Street in London, and after a number of moves he finally settled in Letchworth where he worked with his son Sydney until his death. He was in charge of W.H. Smith & Sons bindery from 1905 to 1914. His Bookbinding and the Care of Books is still a standard text book.

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        An American Four-in-Hand in Britain

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Reprint. Hardcover. Good. Signed. 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.

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        Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Author?s presentation offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XLI, 19 November 1914.

      Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1914 - First edition of this extremely rare offprint, a remarkable presentation copy inscribed by Einstein to the theoretical physicist Gunnar Nordström, often designated by modern writers as ?The Einstein of Finland? Einstein had an extended correspondence with Nordström on the subject of Nordström?s own competing theory of gravitation, which at the time was considered a serious competitor to Einstein?s, and which he completed in the same year as the present paper. A few years later Nordström also assisted Einstein in his work on gravitational waves. The present paper was the crucial step between Einstein?s Entwurf theory of 1913 and the final form of general relativity which Einstein completed in November 1915: it develops the mathematical techniques necessary for the final formulation, namely the ?absolute differential calculus? of Tullio Levi-Civita, as well as the expression of the field equations in terms of a variational principle, which later proved to be of great importance. This author?s presentation offprint, with ?Überreicht vom Verfasser? printed on upper wrapper, must not to be confused with the much more common trade offprint which lacks this printed statement (see below). We have located only one copy of this author?s presentation offprint at auction, in the collection belonging to Einstein?s son Hans Albert sold at Christie?s in 2006 (there was no copy in Einstein?s own collection of his offprints sold by Christie?s in 2008).Provenance: Gunnar Nordström (1881-1923) (?G. Nordström? written in pencil on upper wrapper in Einstein?s hand). Mathematical annotations in pencil to margin of p. 1077 (in Nordström?s hand?). Later inscription in Russian on upper wrapper.?In summer 1914, Einstein felt that the new theory should be presented in a comprehensive review. He also felt that a mathematical derivation of the field equations that would determine them uniquely was still missing. Both tasks are addressed in a long paper, presented in October 1914 to the Prussian Academy for publication in its Sitzungsberichte. It is entitled ?The formal foundation of the general theory of relativity?; here, for the first time, Einstein gave the new theory of relativity the epithet ?general? in lieu of the more cautious 'generalized' that he had used for the Entwurf? (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940). ?In the year that he was called to Berlin, on October 29, 1914, Einstein was able to present his work ?Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie? ? The ?formal foundation? of the general theory of relativity was the tensor calculus. Without the tensor calculus, the general theory of relativity could not have been formulated ? By October 1914, Einstein was finally able to present his results in mathematical form, and indeed in a manner that became the basis of his general theory of relativity of 1916. He introduced general covariants, contravariants, and also?what was new?mixed tensors, in order to represent the individual arithmetic operations, above all, the various types of multiplication. Thus the mathematical calculus necessary for the general theory of relativity was at the ready in 1914? (Reich). ?The principal novelty [in the present paper] lies in the mathematical formulation of the theory. Drawing on earlier work with [Marcel] Grossman, Einstein formulated his gravitational field equations using a variation principle? (Calaprice, 47).The first important stage in the development of Einstein?s theory of gravitation was accomplished, with his friend and classmate the mathematician Marcel Grossmann, in their 1913 work Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation. ?In this book, Einstein and Grossman investigated curved space and curved time as they relate to a theory of gravity. They presented virtually all the elements of the general theory of relativity with the exception of one striking omission: gravitational field equations that were not generally covariant. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Midsummer-Night's Dream. With Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson...

      Constable and Co. Ltd., London, 1914. FIRST HEATH ROBINSON EDITION, trade issue, in the first of three publisher's bindings. Quarto, pp. 185. With twelve mounted coloured plates and thirty-two black & white illustrations. All tissue guards intact. Mid-green cloth blocked in gilt and colours. Some light edge-spotting, Constable's catalogue insert present, binding lightly used, one neat repair to head of spine. An attractive copy in a striking polychrome binding. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'....

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        The Genus Rosa. Drawings by Alfred Parsons.

      London, Murray, 1914 - XVI, XXVII, 551 S. Mit 212 Tafeln, davon 132 chromolithogr. Tafeln. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses außergewöhnlichen Rosenbuches mit fein gezeichneten Darstellungen von über 50 verschiedenen Rosensorten, von oder nach Ellen Willmott benannt. "The Genus Rosa" gilt als der "Redouté" des 20. Jahrhunderts, hier im hervorragenden handgebundenen Einband von Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1853-1930), Sohn des berühmten Buchbinders Joseph Zaehnsdorf, der über Wien, Stuttgart und Zürich nach London gekommen ist und hier über die Grenzen als Buchbinder bekannt wurde, und Autor des Buches "The Art of Binding: a practical treatise" (1880). - Provenienz: Sidney Herbert Lord Elphinstone, mit seinem Supralibro und gestochenem Exlibris. - Band 1: Vorderdeckel minimal fleckig, Band 2: Rücken und Rückendeckel etwas fleckig und nachgedunkelt, die letzten 4 Blätter mit schmalem Feuchtigkeitsrand, sonst sehr schönes breitrandiges fleckenfreies Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Folio, handgeb. rote Maroquinbände auf 5 falschen Bünden mit Deckelgoldfileten, Eckfleurons, goldgepr. Wappenbild auf Vorderdeckel und goldgepr. Rückentitel, Kopfgoldschnitt. (Sign.: "Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1914").

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        L'elettrotecnica. Giornale ed atti della Associazione Elettrotecnica Italiana.

      Milano, 1914/1949, venticinque volumi in-4° rilegati in mezza tela nera con fregi e titoli dorati ai dorsi, ciscuno di circa 800 pagine con numerose illustrazioni nl testo. Disponiamo delle seguenti annate complete: 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930 , 1931, 1932, 1933 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938 e 1949. L'ensemble:

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        Le Commerce et l'Industrie de la Plume pour Parure

      - Paris: chez l'auteur, 1914. In-4°. 363-(1)-(xiv)pp. (très nombreuses illustrations) + 1 carte + 1 tableau dépliant hors texte. Reliure éditeur demi-toile à coins (dos orné d'un décor en long doré, filets dorés sur les plats, rousseurs marginales sur les quatre dernières pages). Très bon état. Format 19 x 28 cm. Poids 1,915 kg. Ouvrage de référence sur le sujet - Peu commun. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Livres a Figures Vénetiens de la fin du XVe Siècle et du Commencement du XVIe.

      Paris: Libraire Henri LeClerc, 1907-1914. Six volumes (Première Partie Tomes I-III, Seconde Partie Tomes I-II, Troisième Partie). Variously paginated. First edition. One of 300 copies. Extensively illustrated with reproductions of 2,000 woodcuts. A monumental and exhaustive bibliography on the illustrated book in Venice from 1450-1525. Essling provides lengthy and thorough descriptions for 3,585 titles, including collations, locations of known copies, and annotations. The final volume provides printers, engravers, titles, illustrations, and a chronological index. An invaluable reference for Italian Renaissance art and early printed books. Original paper covers, printed in black and red. To the center of the upper cover is the Lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice, hand-colored in red, blue, green, and gold. Expected wear, soiling, and chipping to covers and deckle edges; professionally repaired. Bindings secure, and interiors bright and clean.

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        Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Author's presentation offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XLI, 19 November 1914.

      Berlin: Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1914. First edition of this extremely rare offprint, a remarkable presentation copy inscribed by Einstein to the theoretical physicist Gunnar Nordström, often designated by modern writers as 'The Einstein of Finland'. Einstein had an extended correspondence with Nordström on the subject of Nordström's own competing theory of gravitation, which at the time was considered a serious competitor to Einstein's, and which he completed in the same year as the present paper. A few years later Nordström also assisted Einstein in his work on gravitational waves. The present paper was the crucial step between Einstein's Entwurf theory of 1913 and the final form of general relativity which Einstein completed in November 1915: it develops the mathematical techniques necessary for the final formulation, namely the 'absolute differential calculus' of Tullio Levi-Civita, as well as the expression of the field equations in terms of a variational principle, which later proved to be of great importance. This author's presentation offprint, with "Überreicht vom Verfasser" printed on upper wrapper, must not to be confused with the much more common trade offprint which lacks this printed statement (see below). We have located only one copy of this author's presentation offprint at auction, in the collection belonging to Einstein's son Hans Albert sold at Christie's in 2006 (there was no copy in Einstein's own collection of his offprints sold by Christie's in 2008). Provenance: Gunnar Nordström (1881-1923) ('G. Nordström' written in pencil on upper wrapper in Einstein's hand). Mathematical annotations in pencil to margin of p. 1077 (in Nordström's hand?). Later inscription in Russian on upper wrapper. "In summer 1914, Einstein felt that the new theory should be presented in a comprehensive review. He also felt that a mathematical derivation of the field equations that would determine them uniquely was still missing. Both tasks are addressed in a long paper, presented in October 1914 to the Prussian Academy for publication in its Sitzungsberichte. It is entitled 'The formal foundation of the general theory of relativity'; here, for the first time, Einstein gave the new theory of relativity the epithet 'general' in lieu of the more cautious 'generalized' that he had used for the Entwurf" (Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940). "In the year that he was called to Berlin, on October 29, 1914, Einstein was able to present his work "Die formale Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" ... The "formal foundation" of the general theory of relativity was the tensor calculus. Without the tensor calculus, the general theory of relativity could not have been formulated ... By October 1914, Einstein was finally able to present his results in mathematical form, and indeed in a manner that became the basis of his general theory of relativity of 1916. He introduced general covariants, contravariants, and also--what was new--mixed tensors, in order to represent the individual arithmetic operations, above all, the various types of multiplication. Thus the mathematical calculus necessary for the general theory of relativity was at the ready in 1914" (Reich). "The principal novelty [in the present paper] lies in the mathematical formulation of the theory. Drawing on earlier work with [Marcel] Grossman, Einstein formulated his gravitational field equations using a variation principle" (Calaprice, 47). The first important stage in the development of Einstein's theory of gravitation was accomplished, with his friend and classmate the mathematician Marcel Grossmann, in their 1913 work Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation. "In this book, Einstein and Grossman investigated curved space and curved time as they relate to a theory of gravity. They presented virtually all the elements of the general theory of relativity with the exception of one striking omission: gravitational field equations that were not generally covariant. Einstein soon reconciled himself to this lack of general covariance through the 'hole argument,' which sought to establish that generally covariant gravitational field equations would be physically uninteresting" (Calaprice 40). Einstein's 'hole argument', he believed, implied that general covariance was incompatible with the requirement that the distribution of mass-energy should determine the gravitational field uniquely. He believed, therefore, that the field equations should only be valid in certain coordinate systems, which he called 'adapted', and that only coordinate transformations from one adapted system to another adapted system should be allowed - he called these 'justified coordinate transformations'. "Einstein's move to Berlin in April 1914 marked the end of his collaboration with Grossmann. Fortunately, by this time Einstein no longer seems to have needed Grossmann's mathematical guidance. By October 1914, he had completed a lengthy summary article [offered here] on his new theory, whose form and detailed nature suggest that Einstein felt his theory had reached its final form. The article contained a review of the methods of tensor calculus used in the theory and, flexing his newfound mathematical muscles, Einstein could even promise to give new and simpler derivations of the basic laws of the 'absolute differential calculus'. Of great importance was the fact that Einstein had taken the new mathematical techniques of his last paper with Grossmann, generalized them and found in them a quite new derivation of the field equations" (Norton, p. 293). This new derivation made use, for the first time in Einstein's work on the theory of gravity, of an action principle (or variational principle). Einstein worked initially with an action that was an arbitrary function of the metric tensor and its first derivatives, and then showed that with a particular choice of the action he could recover the Entwurf field equations. He further believed that he had found a simple general covariance condition which forced the action to take the Entwurf form. "Einstein had good reason to be pleased with this result. For it seemed to show that his theory was not just a theory of gravitation, but a generalized theory of relativity, in so far as it was concerned with establishing the widest covariance possible in its equations. His original derivation of the field equations [in Entwurf] had been based squarely on considerations in gravitation theory ... The new derivation, however, focused on covariance considerations. He had found a simple way of formulating field equations that would have exactly the maximum covariance allowed by the 'hole argument', and they led him almost directly to his original Entwurf field equations. As a result he could promise to "recover the equations of the gravitational field in a purely-covariant-theoretical way" and claim to "have arrived at quite definite field equations in a purely formal way, i.e., without directly drawing on our physical knowledge of gravitation" ... "Einstein appears to have remained satisfied with the theory he developed in 1914 through the first half of 1915. In March, April and early May he defended the theory wholeheartedly in an intense correspondence with Levi-Cività, who challenged Einstein's derivation of the covariance properties of his gravitation tensor. But it seems that by mid-July he was less certain ... By mid-October Einstein's points of dissatisfaction with his theory had grown in number and intensity. They soon culminated in some of the most agitated and strenuous works of his life, in which generally covariant field equations were discovered ... Einstein's work [in the present paper] had brought him both temporally and conceptually closer than ever before to a generally covariant theory ... It is hard to imagine that Einstein was unprepared for the ease with which his formalism of 1914 could be applied to his final generally covariant theory" (Norton, pp. 296-303). After publishing the generally covariant theory in November 1915, Einstein gave a further treatment of the variational formulation (Hamiltonsches Prinzip und allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, Sitzungsberichte (1916), pp. 1111-1116). By this time, the great German mathematician David Hilbert had published his own account of general relativity in terms of a variational principle [Die Grundlagen der Physik (Erste Mitteilung), Nachrichten der Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-physikalische Klasse, November 1915, 395-407]. This led to some controversy over who had been the first to publish the final version of general relativity (although Hilbert himself never claimed priority). "Hilbert, through his important paper of November 1915, is generally thought of as introducing the comprehensive use of these action principles to the theory. My analysis shows that although Einstein might have drawn some of his work of 1916 in this area from Hilbert's, his basic mathematical apparatus and even the notation itself had its ancestry in his own work earlier in 1914 and 1915" (Norton, p. 303). Gunnar Nordström first studied at the University of Helsinki (1903-7), and then spent a year at Göttingen, where he became a convert to the theory of relativity in its Minkowskian formulation. His remaining published work was focused almost exclusively on relativity, the most important being his theory of gravitation, developed between 1912 and 1914. "After an initial enchantment and subsequent disillusionment with [Max] Abraham's theory of gravitation, Einstein found himself greatly impressed by a Lorentz covariant gravitation theory due to the Finnish physicist Gunnar Nordström. In fact, by late 1913, Einstein had nominated [in a lecture at the 85th Congress of the German Natural Scientists and Physicians] Nordström's theory as the only viable competitor to his own emerging theory of relativity. This selection came, however, only after a series of exchanges between Einstein and Nordström that led Nordström to significant modifications of his theory ... under continued pressure from Einstein, Nordström made his theory compatible with the equality of inertial and gravitational mass by assuming that rods altered their length and clocks their rate upon falling into a gravitational field so that the background Minkowskian space-time had become inaccessible to direct measurement. As Einstein and Fokker showed in 1914, the space-time actually revealed by direct clock and rod measurement had become curved, much like the space-times of Einstein's own theory. Moreover, Nordström's gravitational field equation was equivalent to a geometrical equation in which the Riemann-Christoffel curvature tensor played the central role. In it, the curvature scalar is set proportional to the trace of the stress-energy tensor. What is remarkable about this field equation is that it comes almost two years before Einstein recognized the importance of the curvature tensor in constructing field equations for his own general theory of relativity! In this regard, the conservative approach actually anticipated Einstein's more daring approach" (Norton in Earman et al, pp. 4-5). As late as 1917, more than a year after Einstein published his final version of general relativity, Max von Laue published an exposition of Nordström's theory: it was still considered by some a potential competitor to Einstein's. This finally changed with the confirmation of the bending of light rays during the solar eclipse of 1919 as predicted by general relativity: Nordström's theory predicted no such bending. Nordström is remembered today for two other contributions. In 1914 he introduced an additional space dimension to his theory, which provided coupling to electromagnetism. This was the first of the extra-dimensional theories, which later came to be known as Kaluza-Klein theories, although Kaluza and Klein did not publish their work until the 1920s. Today extra-dimensional theories are widely researched. Then in 1918 Nordström obtained the solution of Einstein's field equations for a spherically symmetric charged body, used today in the description of charged black holes (this is now known as the 'Reissner-Nordström solution,' as Hans Reissner (1874-1902) had in 1916 given the solution for a charged point mass). Nordström also assisted Einstein in his work on gravitational waves. In Einstein's first published paper on gravitational waves (1916), "he made use of a somewhat controversial mathematical construct known as a pseudotensor to describe the energy in the gravitational field. He made a mistake in doing so, however, which was only discovered when Nordström attempted to use the pseudotensor from Einstein's linearized approximation paper to calculate the energy in the gravitational field of an isolated mass. After some to and fro between himself and Nordström, Einstein realized the nature of his mistake, which had given rise to an incorrect formula for the energy transmitted in a gravitational wave. He presented a new paper in 1918" (Cambridge Companion to Einstein, pp. 272-3). This author's presentation offprint is of extreme rarity, and must be distinguished from other so-called 'offprints' of papers from the Berlin Sitzungsberichte, many of which are commonly available on the market. The celebrated bookseller Ernst Weil (1919-1981), in the introduction to his Einstein bibliography, wrote: "I have often been asked about the number of those offprints. It seems to be certain that there were few before 1914. They were given only to the author, and mostly 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' (Presented by the Author) is printed on the wrapper. Later on, I have no doubt, many more offprints were made, and also sold as such, especially by the Berlin Academy." If the term 'offprint' means, as we believe it should, a separate printing of a journal article given (only) to the author for distribution to colleagues, then 'offprints' were not commercially available. Although there is certainly some truth in Weil's remark, in our view it requires clarification and explanation. Until about 1916, most of Einstein's papers were published in Annalen der Physik; from 1916 until he left Germany for the United States in 1933, most were published in the Berlin Sitzungsberichte. The Sitzungsberichte differed from other journals in which Einstein published in that it made separate printings of its papers commercially available. These separate printings have 'Sonderabdruck' printed on the front wrapper, the usual German term for offprint, but they are not offprints according to our definition. They were available to anyone; indeed a price list of these 'trade offprints' is printed on the rear wrapper. True author's presentation offprints can be distinguished from these trade offprints by the presence of 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' on the front wrapper. In the period 1916 to 1919 or 1920, the Sitzungsberichte trade offprints are themselves rare: for example, ABPC/RBH list only three 'offprints' of Einstein's famous 1917 Sitzungsberichte paper 'Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie' (the auction records do not distinguish between trade and author's presentation offprints). After 1919 or 1920, however, the trade offprints become much more common, although the author's presentation offprints are still very rare. The reason for this change is that it was only in 1919 that Einstein became famous among the general public. It might seem obvious that Einstein's fame dates from 1905, his 'annus mirabilis', in which he published his epoch-making papers on special relativity and the light quantum. However, these works did not make him immediately well known even in the physics community - many physicists did not understand or accept his work, and it was two or three years before his genius was fully accepted even by his colleagues. He secured his first academic position, at the University of Bern, in 1908. Among the general public, Einstein became well known only in late 1919, following the success of Eddington's expedition to observe the bending of light by the Sun, which confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. This was front-page news, and made Einstein universally famous. (See Chapter 16, 'The suddenly famous Doctor Einstein', in Pais, Subtle is the Lord, for an account of these events). Before 1919 the trade offprints of Einstein's papers would probably only have been purchased by professional physicists; after 1919 everyone wanted a memento of the famous Dr. Einstein, whether or not they understood anything of theoretical physics, and the trade offprints of his papers were printed and sold in far greater numbers than before to meet the demand. It is telling that when these post-1919 trade offprints appear on the market, they are often in mint condition - they were never read simply because their owners were unable to understand them. In our view, Einstein's author's presentation offprints are rare, from any journal and any period, though of course some are rarer than others. Before 1919 or 1920, the Sitzungsberichte trade offprints are also quite rare, although not nearly as rare as the author's presentation offprints; after 1919 or 1920, the trade offprints are much more common. Boni 65; Weil 68. Calaprice, The Einstein Almanac; Norton, 'How Einstein Found His Field Equations: 1912-1915', Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 14 (1984), pp. 253-316; Norton, 'Einstein and Nordström: some lesser-known thought experiments in gravitation,' pp. 3-30 in The Attraction of Gravitation: New Studies in the History of General Relativity, edited by John Earman, Michel Janssen, John D. Norton, 1993; Reich, Einstein's "Formal Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity" (1914) (http://mathineurope.eu/images/information_pic/hist_phil_pic/calendar_pic/2014einstein/Einstein_English.pdf). For the history of tensor calculus, including Einstein's application of it to general relativity, see Reich, Die Entwicklung des Tensorkalküls, Birkhäuser 2012. 8vo (254 x 176 mm), pp. 1030-1085. Original printed wrappers, light wear to upper and lower part of spine, very light vertical crease from having been folded (for post?), small ink stain to rear wrapper, outer margin of all text leaves and wrapper have been unevenly cut - this might have been done by an early owner as a way of opening all the text leaves at once, instead of having to cut open each of the closed pages one at a time.

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        The Peter Pan Portfolio Arthur Rackham 1914 #299/300 HUGE 16" x 21"

      Brentano's 1914 - This portfolio is in good condition. There are no bookplates, signatures, or markings of any kind. There are some rubbed spots to the outside boards (shown above). The silk ribbons have been replaced. The hinges of the portfolio have been reinforced. The portfolio measures 16" x 21" . This portfolio contains all 12 Plates of Rackham's illustrations for Peter Pan in their original sizes. This is #299 of only 300 copies printed for the US Edition. A rare find in any condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur Quantentheorie.

      Braunschweig: Vieweg & Sohn, 1914. First edition, extremely rare author's presentation offprint (with 'Überreicht vom Verfasser' (Presented by the Author) printed on front wrapper), and the copy of Einstein's son Hans Albert, of this crucial transitional paper in which Einstein uses the light quantum hypothesis to give new derivations of Planck's radiation law and Nernst's third law of thermodynamics (Einstein points out that the alleged 'proofs' which try to derive the theorem of Nernst from the mere fact that the specific heat of all substances goes to zero at absolute zero temperature, are not genuine). Einstein had first put forward the idea of light quanta in 1905, but in later years he came to doubt the validity of the hypothesis, despite its earlier success in explaining the photoelectric effect. Einstein's success in the present paper in deriving two of the most important achievements of quantum theory using the light quantum hypothesis re-established his confidence in that hypothesis, and he began to think again about the interaction between radiation and matter, resulting two years later in his great papers on the quantum theory of radiation. The only other copy we have located in auction records is that in Einstein's own reference collection of offprints formerly in the Richard Green Library (sold Christie's New York, 17 June 2008, lot 100). OCLC lists three copies in US (American Philosophical Society, Florida, Princeton), one in UK and one in Switzerland. Provenance: Hans Albert Einstein (1904-1973), Swiss-American engineer and educator, and the second child and first son of Albert Einstein and Mileva Mari (ownership stamp on front wrapper). He moved to the US in 1938, and spent most of his career at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a professor of hydraulic engineering. In 1909 Einstein wrote Lorentz that he had never believed in independent, localized light quanta, because, among other reasons, this concept was incompatible with the division of rays during refraction. In July 1910 he wrote to Sommerfeld: "To me the basic question is: 'Is there a way to unify the energy quanta and Huygens's principle!' Appearances are against it, but the good Lord has found the trick." He soon retreated from this quantum view and examined another revolutionary possibility: "At present," he wrote to Laub in November, "I am very hopeful to solve the radiation problem, without light quanta. I am exceedingly curious to see how the thing evolves. Even the energy principle in its present form would have to be given up." Perhaps he had in mind a virtual, wavelike radiation field correlating quantum jumps in distant molecules, as in the later theory of Bohr, Kramers, and Slater. A week later, Einstein renounced this new attempt: "Again, the solution of the radiation problem has come to naught. The devil has indulged in a rotten trick with me." Six months later, Einstein confided to Michel Besso his doubts on the existence of quanta in general: "I no longer ask myself if these quanta really exist. And I do not try any more to construct them because I now know that my brain is unable to do it. But I still explore the consequences as carefully as I can to learn the range of validity of this idea." In February 1912 he wrote to Hopf: "Quanta certainly do what they ought to, but they do not exist, like the immovable ether. At the moment, the latter is turning diligently in its grave intending to come to life again -- poor fellow." In 1913, in a more pronounced retreat from quantum discontinuity, Einstein and Otto Stern derived Planck's law without quantization at all. "Einstein forcefully reasserted the reality of quanta in a publication of 1914 [the offered paper]. Perhaps Niels Bohr's new theory of spectra encouraged him to do so, although there is no trace in his writings of any reflections on this theory before 1916. Perhaps he realized that the zero-point energy failed to solve quantum difficulties that involved other entities than resonators. In any case, he now lent so much reality to the quantum states of a micro-entity as to compare them with different chemical species. This view induced the profound comment: "The concepts of physical and chemical change seem to lose their fundamental difference" [the present paper, pp. 822-3]. For instance, a quantum jump in a resonator and the dissociation of a molecule are comparable processes, for they are both caused by the absorption of an energy quantum. "Einstein immediately applied this analogy to a new, non-statistical derivation of Planck's formula for the average energy of a harmonic oscillator at temperature T. If the various energy levels nhv of a resonator are identified with different chemical species, a thermalized set of resonators is comparable to a chemical mixture in equilibrium. According to the laws of chemical equilibrium, the free energy of the mixture must be a minimum, which implies that the concentration of the species nhv should be proportional to e-nhv/kT. Consequently, the average energy of the resonators must be U = 1/(ehv/kT - 1), in conformity with Planck's result of 1900. "Through this reasoning, Einstein confirmed the quantum-theoretical version of Gibbs's canonical law, according to which the probability of the discrete energy value En is proportional to e-En/kT for a (non-degenerate) system in contact with a thermostat at temperature T. He still did not know how to proceed from the quantized resonators to the black-body law ... A new, quantum-theoretical picture of the interaction between matter and radiation was needed. Einstein found it in the summer of 1916, after the completion of his new theory of gravitation left him more time for quantum meditation" (Cambridge Companion to Einstein, pp. 133-4). Weil, Albert Einstein Bibliography, 67. Offprint from Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, 16. Band, 1914. 8vo (202 x 146 mm), pp. 820-828. Original printed wrappers with ownership stamp of Hans Albert Einstein on front wrapper. Very fine condition.

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        Geschichte des Prinzen Biribinker

      Gustav Kiepenheuer, Leipzig 1914 - Wieland, Christoph Martin / Thylmann, Karl (Ill.): Geschichte des Prinzen Biribinker. Mit einem radierten Titel und 10 Original-Radierungen von Karl Thylmann (1888-1916). Dieses Buch wurde in einer Auflage von 500 in der Presse nummerierten Exemplaren in der ersten, handgeschnittenen Fassung der Ungertype in der Offizin Poeschel & Trepte, Leipzig, gedruckt. – die Radierungen in der Pan-Presse, Berlin, abgezogen. – Die Einbände zeichnete Bernhard Lorenz, Leipzig. Die Ausführung derselben lag in den Händen der Firma H. Fikentscher, Abt. für Handbindekunst, Leipzig. Dunkelroter Original-Ledereinband (Bocksleder). Titel und Rückentitel in Goldprägung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Lesebändchen. Exemplar Nr. 193. (Nr. 7 – 40 in Kalbsleder, Nr. 41 – 350 in Bockleder gebunden.) Ein absolut tadelloses Exemplar: Einband, Inhalt; sicher noch nicht gelesen. Stichwörter: Originalgraphik, nummeriert, Bibliophilie. 153 Seiten mit 10 Orig.-Radierungen, 650 g, 15 x 19 cm. (D) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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