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        The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

      John Lane, New York 1915 - 1915, First American edition of Ford Madox Hueffer's classic novel. Hardcover, original green cloth, gilt titles and design on front board. 294 pp., plus a single leaf of ads, as called for in this American issue. Very Good, no dust jacket. Slight cocking to the spine; extremities bumped; light fraying to the spine ends; gilt on spine titles has competed rubbed off, but only mild loss to the gilt on the front board; interior fresh, with clean and unmarked contents. Front inner hinge has been discretely strengthened. Bookplate of the former owner, Peter Beilenson, the proprietor of the Peter Pauper Press, is affixed to the front pastedown. A solid copy of one of the most important works of 20th-century fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Schwimmer, Max. - "Fischerboote im Hafen".

      - Zeichnung / Kreidezeichnung, in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Maschinenpapier, 1915 (um). Von Max Schwimmer. 24,0 x 29,5 cm (Darstellung) / 25,5 x 31,0 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Schwimmer." - Rechter Blattrand mit originaler Perforationskante. Verso im oberen Rand marginale Reste einer älteren Klebemontierung. Guter Zustand. Max Schwimmer (1895 Leipzig - 1960 Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Illustrator des expressiven Realismus. Ab 1919 Studium der Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie an der Universität Leipzig. Beginn der künstlerischen Tätigkeit u.a. für die Zeitschriften "Die Aktion" und "Der Drache". Studienreise nach Frankreich und Italien. 1926 Dozent an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Leipzig. 1933 aus dem Lehramt entlassen, neun Werke wurden als "entartete Kunst" diffamiert und konfisziert. Bis 1945 arbeitete er als Illustrator. 1944 als Soldat der Wehrmacht eingezogen und Ausbildung zu Wachmann eines Kriegsgefangenen-Lagers in Mühlberg an der Elbe. Im April 1945 Flucht der Wachmannschaft nach Altenburg in die amerikanische Besatzungszone. Nach Kriegsende Eintritt in die KPD. 1946 Berufung als Professor und Leiter der Abteilung Graphik an die Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1951 infolge einer Kampagne von seinem Dienst entbunden. Im selben Jahr Berufung an die Dresdner Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) als Leiter der Abteilung Grafik. Seit 1952 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Obrazovanie Zemli i solnechnykh sistem [The Formation of the Earth and Solar Systems]

      Kaluga: S. A. Semenov for the Author, 1915. Octavo (25.8 × 17.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 16 pp. Illustrations. Only light wear to edges; very good. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (also Tsiolkovskii, Ciolkowski, or Ziolkowski; 1857-1935), the Russian aviation and astronautics pioneer, was one of the founding fathers of rocket science and an important inspiration to the Soviet space program. He was largely an autodidact who operated a small aerodynamics laboratory in his own apartment in provincial Kaluga; his early works were published by himself in small numbers and without outside funding and are today very scarce. Although he is now considered a major pioneer in his field, Tsiolkovsky failed to be acknowledged for his achievements for most of his career, gaining some recognition only in the early 1930s. His work is especially interesting insofar as it is not only scientifically motivated, but closely connected to the Russian cultural and philosophical movement of Cosmism. Much of Tsiolkovsky's inspiration for striving toward space travel can be traced to his early encounters with the Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov (1829-1903). In addition to his scientific projects, he also authored numerous pamphlets of a more utopian, socio-political, and philosophical nature. The present work presents five shorter essays on his cosmist theories, as well as the designs and construction drawings of his proposed space flight capsule, made of corrugated sheet metal. Interestingly, the work acknowledged God as the "prime mover" of the universe, while later publications take a more abstract view of the origin of the universe. Furthermore, Tsiolkovsky devotes much attention to questions of education, knowledge, and international communication. He even proposes the introduction of a new universal alphabet and language. He suggests beginning by teaching Russian children to use the Latin alphabet, and proposes English or French as lingua franca. Scarce, with OCLC only showing the copy at Harvard.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1915. Hi, This lot is an Original 1915 Hardback Wisden . It is in Excellent condition.  There really is not much wrong with this book , in fact it was on my main shelf for a couple of years until a recent swap, the boards are very good, a couple of small marks to the base and a thin line and feint mark to the rear board, thin bobbling line to the rear board. The gilt is bright, strong hinges and the internal pages are very clean, a couple of small marks to the page block. By far superior to many of the same year. Super photoplate,

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        LE BASI SPIRITUALI DELLA MASSONERIA E LA VITA PUBBLICA

      ANATOR, 1915. ITALIANO 0,26 Traduzione italiana dall'originale per cura di Icor, opera premiata al concorso indetto dalla massoneria tedesca. Copertina flessibile con becca superiore e segni di impurità alla quarta. Dedica manoscritta al frontespizio con stilografica. Pagine leggibili, scurite dal tempo, qualche annotazione e sottolineatura. Becca inferore alla pagina 104. Carta di guardia ed ultima pagina del libro con macchie di umidità e strappo. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Interior of a Roman Church (del Gesù).

      Rome, 1915.(). Etching. Signed, dated and annotated "Trial proof, Rome..." 47 x 59 cm. Several tears in upper blank margin extending 1 inch into the 2 inch margin.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Hymni Homerici accedentibus epigrammatis et batrachomyomachia Homero vulgo attributis ex recensione Augusti Baumeister - Editio Stereotypa

      In Aedibus B. G. Teubneri - Lipsiae, 1915. INTERLINGUE 0,12 Volume dei primi del XX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in mezzatela con angoli, piatti in simil pelle, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli poco bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia, macchia di umidità sul margine di testa di diverse pagine, appunti a matita al margine e nel testo e su excipit, pagina 45-46 con strappo sul margine interno. Su foglio di guardia timbro "Ex libris A. Cangiano - Benevento" con numero d'inventario. Edizione stereotipa. Lingue: Latino, Greco. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Contro Aagorato

      Raffaelle Giusti Editore, Libraio-tipografo - Livorno, LIVORNO 1915 - Biblioteca di Classici Greci commentati per le scuole INTERLINGUE Fascicolo dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, staccata dalla legatura malferma, lacerazione su piede e cima, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca di Classici Greci commentati per le Scuole. Lingue: Italiano, Greco.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        CATHAY. Translations by . For the Most Part from the Chinese of Rihaku, From the Notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the Decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga.

      Elkin Mathews 1915 - 1st Ed. Sm. thin 8vo. 32pp. Original wrapps. with Chinese script to upper wrapp., minor wear, yellowing along spine. Gallup, A9. 100 Copies printed.Inscribed to front free end paper ‘J.D. Fergusson from Bill M.C[?] Christmas 1927 For auld lang syne.’The artist John Duncan Fergusson (1874-61) had a known association with Pound via his wife the dancer Margaret Morris. US$715 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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        Double Signed Photo in Der Rosenkavalier + Program

      German-born soprano (1915-2006), one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. Great photo signed by her and Swiss soprano Lisa Della Casa, 8 x 10 inches, shown in Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera. In excellent condition - A rare, beautiful double signed photo!

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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        CATHAY. Translations by ... For the Most Part from the Chinese of Rihaku, From the Notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the Decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga.

      Elkin Mathews 1915. . 1st Ed. Sm. thin 8vo. 32pp. Original wrapps. with Chinese script to upper wrapp., minor wear, yellowing along spine. Gallup, A9. 100 Copies printed. Inscribed to front free end paper ‘J.D. Fergusson from Bill M.C[?] Christmas 1927 For auld lang syne.' The artist John Duncan Fergusson (1874-61) had a known association with Pound via his wife the dancer Margaret Morris. US$715

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
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        East India (Military). Despatches Regarding Operations in the Persian Gulf and in Mesopotamia.

      London, Darling & Son, 1915. - Folio (211 x 330 mm). 54 pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Sewn. Detailed official military reports from the war theatre in the Gulf region, issued by Generals W. S. Delamain, A. A. Barrett, and J. E. Nixon between February and August 1915 (covering operations as early as November 1914), in the early months of the British Empire's Mesopotamian campaign against the Ottoman Empire, while T. E. Lawrence was still posted to the military intelligence staff at the Arab Bureau in Cairo. - A few edge and corner flaws to the first few pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Anne Of The Island (first impression in original dust jacket)

      Page, Boston 1915 - First edition, stated "First Impression, July, 1915" . Octavo hardcover in light tan cloth lettered in gilt and with tipped on color illustration of the title character on the front cover. The third novel (and fourth book overall) in the author's "Anne Of Green Gables" series. A tight, fine example, front cover gilt bright, spine gilt a touch less so, small, neat ownership signature front frree endpaper and some light offsetting to the endpapers. In the extremely scarce original dust jacket that duplicates the cover design. Large chip to the foot of the spine strip, even soiling and with chipping to the tips and edges and a short closed tear lower front panel. This version of the "Anne" jacket has the overprint in light blue at the top of the front panel: "A New 'Anne' Book/ By the Author of 'Anne Of Green Gables' and 'Anne Of Avollea' and Completing The Trilogy". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Book Shop of Bordentown (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        [Photo Album]: Norwich, Massachusetts

      Massachusetts, 1915. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 10" x 12". Black cloth over paper boards. Contains 105 sepia toned gelatin silver photographs most measuring 4.5" x 2.5" with some captions. Very good photo album with some loose pages with near fine photographs.A photo album of a family in Massachusetts from 1913 until 1915. The photographs show the time spent camping on a lake in Norwich, Massachusetts. The New England landscape can be seen in amateur nature shots of trees and the lake as well as family members posing on the dock. Some beautiful snapshots show a sunset over the lake with the light glistening on the water. The members of the camping trip are seen posing on rocks and against trees, smiling and enjoying their time together. The photos include pictures of cabins and people on canoes. They go through the various seasons over the three years with winter scenes and summer. Some of the later pictures show beach trips in New Jersey and New York with photos of crashing waves and sailboats.A nice collection of amateur nature snapshots.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: George H. Doran,, 1915. A Novel. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine and front cover in black. Slightly rolled, spine very slightly faded, hinges cracked but holding. A very good copy. First US edition, second issue with the misprint "help" corrected on page 257. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For John Hobart, W. Somerset Maugham. San Francisco. 4 Feb 1939". It is likely that the recipient was John Hobart, the drama critic for the San Francisco Chronicle at the time. Maugham visited America in the early part of 1939: the day before this copy was inscribed, he and his lover Gerald Haxton, a native of San Francisco, had lunch with the American playwright Eugene O'Neill at his home, Tao House, in California, not far from San Francisco.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Thirty Nine Steps

      William Blackwood, UK 1915 - 1st edition 1915. Book is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed with letter 'T' rubbed to hinge Contents good with page edges a little age toned. Very light cracking to front title gutter. A nice example. Normlly apprears in poor or average condition due to the quality of the production during WW1. Digital images available upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The Thirty-Nine [39] Steps,

      London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. [Espionage classic]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.253; [2], adverts. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles to upper cover, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.A little of the usual edge toning to the cheap wartime paper but better than most, exterior unmarked. A near fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. The famous novel which introduced spy-catcher Richard Hannay. Basis for several movie adaptations; the most notable being the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which is considered one of the legendary director's greatest pictures. Buchan's adventurer was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Richard Hannay" [Gilbert, p.616]. Blanchard. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]. Hubin; Crime Fiction IV.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        THE THIRTY NINE STEPS.

      William Blackwood & Sons, london, 1915. - First Edition.8vo.pp 253 plus 2 p.advertisements for Blackwoods Shilling Edition.rebound in full blue calf with raised bands and title labels.A little tanning to the foredges as usual otherwise Very good copy .Blindstamped "With the Publishers Compliments" on title page One of Alfred Hitchcock's most iconic films.was based on this book, with at least two other subsequent versions on film and later a stage show. The 39 Steps introduced Buchan's hero Richard Hannay. Espionage the aftermarth of the first world war leading into WWII, ruthless men, dastardly deeds and a manhunt. Still a wonderful read. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: A&F.McIlreavy.Buderim Rare Books]
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        DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 7, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1915). First edition. Period Boards. 295 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates as "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900.focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founced The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientifc farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003). SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. Ex-library with markings only on boards. Heavy wear to boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good Condition. (YID-27-13)

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        An Indian Boy] "At Embudo, N.M."

      Embudo, New Mexico: 1915 - Original color crayon drawing. Dated and titled in the image. Signed, dated and titled on the support sheet. 8 x 6.5 inchesProvenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Reger").

      Jena, 6. XI. 1915. - 1 S. Qu.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Dabei: Heinrich Hübner: Lithographie Max Regers. Gerahmt. 43,5:31,8 cm (Bildausschnitt) in Passepartout hinter Glas (64:50 cm). An Frau Professor Nicolai in Eisenach zur Übersendung des Bildes: "Ihren Brief bestens dankend erhalten! Ich habe sofort Auftrag gegeben, daß Ihnen [.] das beste Bild von mir zugesandt wird! Sie werden es so früh erhalten, daß Sie es bis zum 28. Nov. noch bequem einrahmen lassen können. NB: Das Bild muß unter Glas u. Rahmen kommen [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York,, 1915. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original silk tie laid in. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates mounted on thick brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Gilt to spine slightly rubbed, faint scattered foxing to contents. An excellent copy, the vellum unusually bright and clean. Signed limited edition, number 172 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation. This was the first of Dickens's works to be illustrated by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il Teatro Futurista Sintetico. Creato da Marinetti, Settimelli, Bruno Corra.

      Milano, Istituto Editoriale Italiano, «Biblioteca teatrale», NN. 10 e 15, (1915-16). PRIMA edizione. Due volumi in 16mo (cm. 18,7); tela editoriale ; pp. 99, (5), 99, (5). Ritratti di Marinetti in antiporta in entrambi i volumi. Al primo volume le sintesi sono precedute dal «Manifesto del teatro futurista sintetico». Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        John Concha. A Pueblo. Taos, New Mexico. 1915.

      Taos, New Mexico: 1915 - Original color crayon drawing. Signed, dated and titled in the image. Signed, dated and titled on the support sheet. 12 x 9 inches.inches image size. Sound recordings from 1941 by John Concha entitled "Round Dance" and "Social dance song" are preserved by the Library of Congress. AFS 09534 B03 (AFS Number)and AFS 09534 B04Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, 1915. Octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in black. Spine slightly rolled, light wear to extremities and joints, edges lightly toned, occasional foxing throughout. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, advance copy, with the publisher's ink stamp to the title "To be published on 26 Mar. 1915"; the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Trojan Women.

      Philadelphia: Oxford University Press,, October 1915. Translated into English Rhyming Verse. Duodecimo (151 x 129 mm). 112-page manuscript on rectos only, black ink in a neat calligraphic hand, rubrication in red, capitals in various colours, 20 initials attractively illuminated in colour and gilt. Bound for presentation in contemporary blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, gilt ruled border to sides, gilt-rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine sunned, excellent condition. Author's own copy, a unique illuminated manuscript copy of Murray's verse translation of Euripides's Troiades, prepared by the Oxford University Press (US branch) printer James H. W. Althouse, specially bound, and presented to Murray himself, with his illustrated bookplate on the first blank. Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) was the pre-eminent public authority of Ancient Greek drama in the period, whose English translations of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes were hugely influential in popularising the literature in the early 20th century. Murray's dramatisation of the Troiades had been published and performed in the UK some 10 years previously, but this manuscript was produced in tandem with the edition issued in 1915 by the US branch of the Oxford University Press, notably (for this tragedy of those bereft by war) during the early years of the First World War. In May 1915 performances of Murray's Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris were taken to various American colleges by Harley Granville-Barker and his wife Lillah McCarthy. These timely productions helped to shape the interpretation, still strong today, of Euripides's Troiades as the most powerful piece of anti-war work in ancient literature. Francis H. Stoddard in his introduction to the OUP's published version noted: "Never surely can a great tragedy seem more real to us, or purge our souls more truly of the unreality of our thoughts and feelings concerning vital issues, then can The Trojan Women at this moment in the history of the world." The copy has two later Christmas cards signed to Murray from Althouse laid in.

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        L'Inaugurazione della Primavera.

      1915 - Firenze, Libreria della Voce, 1915. PRIMA edizione. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale stampata in rosso; pp. 263, (1). Raro. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Verwandlung [Metamorphosis].

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1915. Octavo. Original quarter imitation vellum-backed dark blue laid paper boards, spine and front board lettered in black, blue top edge. With the 5 page advertisements to the rear. Pencil inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, minor tear to pages 5–6 professionally repaired, and the occasional spot, otherwise a bright, clean copy. First edition, first printing, the uncommon case-bound issue, the state with serif type on the spine and front board (no priority assigned). The publication of this work – the first of Kafka's masterpieces and unquestionably one of the most influential works of fiction produced in the 20th century – was a rather confused affair. Two basic issues were intended: one in wrappers, the other bound in boards. Sales seem not to have been good and after a year or so the numerous copies remaining unsold were stamped on the title pages with the official stamp of the German censors. This copy has no stamp to the title page which suggests it is an early issue.

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        The Rainbow.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. In a green cloth solander case. Minor bump at the top of the spine but a sparkling copy in the pictorial dust jacket with some small loss at the ends of the spine panel, two tips and with a little chip at the top edge of the front panel. First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run was destroyed. This is one of a handful of extant copies in the dust jacket. Methuen's adoption of this groundbreaking style of jacket design began right at the time this book was in production, it closely resembles Conrad's Victory and a number of the other titles in the series advertised on the flaps and rear panel of this dust jacket. The innovation of having special designs made for the dust jacket which were neither taken from an image in the book itself, nor simply the printing on paper of the binding brasses made for the cloth, but rather a unique addition to the whole of the book itself seem commonplace now but were revolutionary at the time. English book design changed that year and, notwithstanding the destruction of half its edition, the dust jacket on The Rainbow was a part of that change. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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