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        Postcard with autograph signature.

      No place, 8. V. 1915. - 8vo. ¼ p. The picture side is depicting a battle piece.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        El hombre que parecía un caballo. El trovador colombiano. Las rosas de Engad

      Tip. Arte Nuevo, Quezaltenango, Rep. De Guatemala C.A. 1915 - Autor: (Guatemala, 1899-1974) 70 págs. 21.8 x 15 cm. Castellano Rústica, en estuche holandesa. No se incluye Las rosas de Engad, anunciada en la portada. Esta novela corta o cuento largo es imprescindible en cualquier antología de narrativa Hispanoamericana; obra fundamental. Guatemala - Novela - Cuento largo - Fundamental - Fantástico - Muy raro 292 gramos [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: FACTORIA EDICIONES S de RL de CV]
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        Le bouton uniforme français. De l'Ancien Régime à fin juillet 1914

      - L Giberne 1915, In-folio broché, 327 pages. 10 grandes planches d'uniformes en couleurs hors texte d'après les aquarelles de Maurice ORANGE et 3700 dessins par Jacques HILPERT. Tirage limité à 315 exemplaires. L'ouvrage de référence sur le sujet, le plus complet. Divisé en 2 parties dont la principale a rapport aux armées de terre et de mer, la seconde aux grands services civils : 1 - Types militaires : A - Armée de terre : B- Armée navale et coloniale - 2 - Types Civils. Comprend deux index chronologiques. Donne les historiques des fonctions, services et corps de l'armée classés avec ordre et selon les traditions militaires. Table des matières très détaillée. Bon exemplaire, peu courant [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Christmas Carol, A

      1915. first edition. The First Trade EditionIn The Original Printed Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. By Charles Dickens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, 1915. First trade edition. Verso of title-page dated 1915. Small quarto (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 201 x 148 mm). xi, [1, blank], 147, [1, imprint] pp. Twelve color plates and twenty drawings in black and white. Original purple cloth, front cover and spine pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge stained blue. Neat ink inscription dated Christmas 1915 on half-title. A fine copy in the original gray dust jacket printed in green and red, also fine."He [Rackham] is not usually remembered as an illustrator of Dickens, but A Christmas Carol (1915) was decidedly successful, for he contrived to adapt the tradition of 'Phiz' and Cruikshank to his own characteristic style in the pictures of Victorian London and at the same time found scope for his fantasy in the ghost scenes. We also find him here developing his special talent for silhouette, rare among illustrators…" (Derek Hudson. Arthur Rackham, p. 106).Latimore and Haskell pp. 44-45. Riall pp. 124-125.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        1914 and Other Poems

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. First edition of the poet's posthumous second book. Photogravure frontispiece portrait. 63 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Original blue cloth with printed spine label, dust jacket. Faint offsetting to endpapers as usual, a few foxmarks on edges, otherwise a fine copy in lightly soiled dust jacket, with a few professionally repaired tiny edge tears. First edition of the poet's posthumous second book. Photogravure frontispiece portrait. 63 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. An attractive copy, rare in the dust jacket. Keynes 6; Hayward, English Poetry, 32; NCBEL, IV, p. 241

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Im Garten der Aphrodite. 18 Bildgaben.

      Privatdruck. Ohne Ort und Jahr [um 1915]. - 4°. |18 Tafeln mit Lichtdrucken| und Titelblatt. Orig.-Pappmappe mit montiertem Titelschild am VDeckel, Deckel mit Buntpapier bezogen. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren als Privatdruck nur für Subskribenten. Die Lichtdrucke auf die Tafeln montiert. Dazu ein illustriertes Titelblatt mit Inhalt (= Titel der Bilder). Eines der erotisch laszivsten Werke von Bayros. Mappe etwas berieben u. bestossen, leicht fleckig. Titelblatt mit kl.Braunfleck. Seidenhemdchen etwas knittrig. Die Tafeln frisch. Brettschneider 18. Hayn-Got. IX, 44. Polunbi 68 ("unbrauchbar zu machen") ------------------------------- 18 plates with photo-engravings and a titlepage. Orig. cardboard portfolio with mounted title on cover. One of 350 numbered copies, privately printed edition (1915) only for subscribers. The illustrations mounted on plates. The titlepage is illustrated. Portfolio rubbed and bumped. Spine with tears. Brettschneider 18. Hayn-Got. IX, 44. Polunbi 68 . ----------------------------------------- Bayros, Franz von. Im Garten der Aphrodite. 18 Bildgaben. [Dans le jardin d'Aphrodite. 18 images]. Sans lieu ni date [vers 1915]. In-4°. 18 planches avec héliogravures et page de titre. Portfolio en carton d'éditeur, étiquette de titre, plats recouverts avec papier en couleur. Un des 350 exemplaires numérotés, hors commerce, réservés aux souscripteurs. Les images sont montées sur planches avec une page de titre illustrée, donnant les titres des illustrations. Un des ouvrages les plus lascifs de Bayros. Portfolio frotté et coigné. Les planches un peu brunies sur les marges. Hayn-Got. IX, 44. Polunbi 68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings [Bruno Chap Books, Vol. II, no. 6, November, 1915]

      New York: Bruno Chap Books, 1915. First Edition. Octavo (20.75cm.); original pale orange printed staplebound wrappers; [91]-111pp.; illus. Wrappers a bit toned along extremities, light rubbing at spine foot, else a Very Good or better, unopened copy. The author's first book. MESSERLI A1.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Anti-Semitic Lynching Photograph - "The End of Leo Frank, Hung by a Mob at Marietta, GA., Aug. 17, 1915"

      Marietta, Georgia, 1915. Photograph. Real photograph postcard showing the lynching of Leo Frank. Horizontal crease, otherwise in nice shape. This photograph documents one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, that of Jewish pencil factory superintendent Leo Frank, who was convicted in 1913 for murdering his young employee, 13-year-old Mary Phagan. On 26 April 1913, Mary Phagan was found strangled to death in the basement of the National Pencil Company factory in Atlanta after having apparently been raped. Two semi-literate letters found at the scene cast suspicion upon the African-American night watchman, Newt Lee, however when the police interviewed James "Jim" Conley, a African-American janitor who was also under scrutiny, Conley claimed that Frank had killed Phagan and then paid him to write the letters and hide the body in the basement. In exchange for his testimony, Conley was only sentenced to one year in jail as an accomplice after the fact. Frank was convicted and sentenced to death based upon Conley's testimony, however many believed that he was innocent. In time, additional evidence was found that indicated Conley had likely acted alone, and Georgia Governor John M. Stanton commuted Frank's sentence to life imprisonment. Although Atlanta had a reputation as a welcoming and hospitable home for its large Jewish community, anti-Georgia publicity (funded by the American Jewish Committee) and pro-Frank national newspaper coverage (especially by the New York Times) throughout the trial and appeals process inflamed latent anti-Semitic feelings within the city. Shortly after the commutation, a semi-secret gang of prominent Georgians (including a former governor and the mayor of Marietta) launched a night assault on the state prison at Milledgeville where they successfully kidnapped Leo Frank. Frank was taken to Fry's Gin, just east of Marietta, where he was murdered. Although a photographer recorded the lynching, the pictures were kept somewhat secret as they clearly showed the lynch mob, however real photo postcards were printed and sold to locals at Marietta stores for 25 cents each. An exceptionally scarce piece of anti-Semitic Americana. The Rare Book Hub shows only one record of a Leo Frank real photo postcard having been sold at auction; one sold at a Sotheby's Photograph Auction for $3,125 on 3 October 2012.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        ALS to William Edward Norris, from 21 Carlyle Mansions, August 4th, 1915.

      1915 1915 - 43 lines on both sides of a single quarto sheet of headed paper. An affectionate letter from James to his friend and fellow author William Edward Norris, written only 7 days after he had become a British citizen and seven months before his death in February 1916. James had been overwhelmed by the 'avalanche of those [letters] I have received, all of the friendliest and most welcoming kind' that followed his changing of national allegiance. Angry at the Americans' refusal to support the Great War and vexed at the practical difficulties of being an alien in Britain - after the outbreak of war James needed official permission to go to his house in Rye - James swore allegiance to the King on July 26, witnessed by his friends, the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, Edmund Gosse, George Prothero and J.B. Pinker. 'Of course I could do absolutely and utterly nothing but make it [the decision] . I am not sprouting into new feathers and union-jacks - all that was long ago discounted'. For some time James had wrestled with his identity; pushed away from America and drawn towards his adopted land. As he puts it himself in a letter to Gosse on the day of his patriation: 'the process [of becoming officially British] has only shown me what I virtually was - so that it's rather disappointing in respect to acute sensation. I haven't any, I blush to confess!'. James was greatly affected by the outbreak of war in 1914, his anguish visible in a letter to Rhoda Broughton: 'Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I'm sick beyond cure to have lived to see it'. To Norris he writes: 'I can't, I find, with the public situation what it is, face the solitude & sequestration of Rye - it makes me eat my heart out'. 'I don't want anything kept up damn it!' James continues, 'but the country and you!' This was not the first time James had written to Norris to describe his evolving feelings of nationality. In a letter dated February 4, 1896 he wrote: 'The American outbreak [in reference to the Venezuela Crisis of 1895] has darkened all my sky - and made me feel among many things, how long I have lived away from my native land, how long I shall live away from it and how little I understand it today'. The great warmth and affection shown to Norris stemmed from a friendship dating back over a decade. It was Norris who, in 1894, provided moral support to James after the disastrous and violent reaction to the first performance of his play Guy Domville. In a state of melancholy James 'bolted' to Torquay, where Norris lived, spending many days recuperating with his friend, 'the gentlest and sweetest of men'. William Norris, 1847-1925, was a prolific and successful author; his first novel Heaps of Money, 1877, was followed by the vastly popular Mademoiselle De Mersac, 1880. His final novel, Trevalion was published in 1925, the year of his death. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        The Archaeological Survey of Nubia. Report for 1909-1910.:

      Ministry of Finance, Egypt. Survey Department., Cairo 1915 - A very good copy bound in the original half cloth, boards. Boards rather dusty, small nick to base of spine. First edition Folio, pp.viii, 180, 41 plates, 3 in colour, 5 plans, 3 folding.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Home of the Blizzard, Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. 2 Volume Set

      Philidelphia: Lippincott 1915 - 2 Volumes. xxx, 349p; xiii, 338p.; frontises, 110 pl, 3 maps. First American edition.Bound in publishers blue cloth. Silver lettering to spine and front cover. TEG. Good bindings and covers. Minimal wear to extremities. Owners stamp to FEP corner. Vol. I front hinge weakened. Clean, unmarked pages. Conrad, p 208; Renard 1021; Rosove 217.A1.a; Spence 774. Along with Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Mawson was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Leading the renowned Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, 1882-1958, proved himself a true hero. While Mawson set up a main base in what would become George V Land, his team â??explored nearly 2000 miles of coastline while sledge parties traversed some 4000 miles in the coastlands and hinterlands gaining scientific information of great value. In George V Land the explorers encountered one of the most stormy and crevasse-imperiled regions of the world; on one inland sledging expedition Mawson lost both his companions, and only survived himself by the exercise of iron determination, superb physique, and the unfailing courage evident in all his expeditions.â? Mawsonâ??s â??reports on geography, oceanography, glaciology, biology, terrestrial magnetism, and other scientific subjects proved of major importanceâ? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Rendered into English Verse by E Fitzgerald

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First Bull edition. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull, with 10 full-page colour plates, 19 small colour head-piece plates . Printed by Henry Stone & Co, Banbury. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in publisher's full brown gilt stamped cloth, top edge gilt. Beautiful copy. Bull, René. First Bull edition. Illustrated in Colour and in Line by René Bull, with 10 full-page colour plates, 19 small colour head-piece plates . Printed by Henry Stone & Co, Banbury. 1 vols. 4to.

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        The Home of the Blizzard, Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 2 Volume Set

      Philidelphia: Lippincott, 1915-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 Volumes. xxx, 349p; xiii, 338p.; frontises, 110 pl, 3 maps. First American edition.Bound in publishers blue cloth. Silver lettering to spine and front cover. TEG. Good bindings and covers. Minimal wear to extremities. Owners stamp to FEP corner. Vol. I front hinge weakened. Clean, unmarked pages. Conrad, p 208; Renard 1021; Rosove 217.A1.a; Spence 774. Along with Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, Mawson was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Leading the renowned Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-1914, scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, 1882-1958, proved himself a true hero. While Mawson set up a main base in what would become George V Land, his team â€Å?"explored nearly 2000 miles of coastline while sledge parties traversed some 4000 miles in the coastlands and hinterlands gaining scientific information of great value. In George V Land the explorers encountered one of the most stormy and crevasse-imperiled regions of the world; on one inland sledging expedition Mawson lost both his companions, and only survived himself by the exercise of iron determination, superb physique, and the unfailing courage evident in all his expeditions.” Mawson’s â€Å?"reports on geography, oceanography, glaciology, biology, terrestrial magnetism, and other scientific subjects proved of major importance”

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        The Life Histories of African Game Animals

      London: Scribner's, 1915. First British Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Two volumes totaling 798 pp. Profuse ill. Over 40 distribution maps. Hunting throughout Africa with information on nearly every species of game animal broken down by country. The most definitive hunting book authored by Roosevelt. A nearly 40 page bibliography lists almost every African big game hunting book authored prior to the time of its publication. A scarce and sought after set. This first British edition is done from the US NY sheets so the contents are identical. Near fine set in original gilt and pictorial cloth.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Princess Jack

      AC Mclurg. Hardcover. Rare book. 1st Edition. Cover has some light wear. Some early pages are beginning to come looose. Pages are clean and free from markings - . Good. 1915.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        A Nosegay of Verses

      Greenleaf Press, Flansham 1915 - 16mo. (16)pp. Inscribed, "With best wishes from the folk at Flansham. Xmas 1915," this book is illustrated with nine tipped-in engravings. The publication and illustrations were done by Stuart, Robin, and John Guthrie, the sons of James Guthrie of the Pear Tree Press. This is the first book from The Greenleaf Press, which was established in 1915 by Guthrie for his sons while they were still children. About fine in original blue wrappers, with paper label printed in green on upper cover. Soiling, wear, and chipping to wrappers, and glue remnants on title page, probably from a misplaced tip-in during printing. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Illustrated Catalogue of the Rare and Beautiful Oriental Art Treasures of Supreme Quality Procured in China during the Past Year by the Senior Members of the Well-Known Firm of Yamanaka & Company and their Staff of Experts to be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale on the Dates Herein Stated

      New York: American Art Association, 1915. Softcover. Good- (Art school ex-lib. with two stamps. Sewn binding loose/separating in two places. Dj soiled in general and chipped at edges, archival cloth tape the length of the spine. Hammer prices marked in ink next to most items.). Plain card covers. Cream paper dj with green cloth spine (perhaps lib. binding tape) and red/black lettering. Unpaginated; [160] with 9 color plates and additional bw illus. Tissue guards over color plates. Text in English. Catalogue of 253 exquisite works of decorative arts from China, sold at auction on February 16 and 17, 1915. With a brief introductory essay, Treasure Hunting in China, by Dana H. Carroll. Carroll was a well-known cataloguer of collections of Asian works of art and compiled catalogues of the collections of Louis C. Tiffany, Charles Freer, and for many of New York's top auction houses, including Yamanaka & Company. Each of the items in this catalogue is well-annotated, and the color plates are exquisitely rich and in excellent condition.Included are textiles, screens, birdcages, paintings on glass, and any number of kinds of jades, porcelains, carvings, statues, and more. A valuable resource for any collector of Chinese art or for anyone interested in Chinese decorative arts in general.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Histoire d'un brave petit soldat

      Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Cloth spine.. Near Fine. Oblong, 25 by 31.5 cm. Unpaginated, 44 pp. Uncommon juvenile title packaging the Great War to young Frenchmen. The color of the illustrations exudes a slight darkness yet is also highly vivid.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London and Philadelphia: William Heinemann / J. B. Lippincott Co. 1915. xi., 147 pp. Bound in a recent full purple oasis morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering & decoration. Title page in red & black. 12 full-page colour plates by Arthur Rackham. In-text illustrations with head and tail-pieces also by Arthur Rackham. Original pictorial endpapers bound in. Original purple cloth front cover bound in at rear. VG . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Edition Thus. 1915. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        Klinger, Max. - "Venus Anadyomene (Meereszug)".

      - Radierung / Strichätzung & Aquatinta, in Rot auf China, 1915. Von Max Klinger. 46,0 x 30,2 cm (Darstellung / Platte) / 60,5 x 43,5 cm (Blatt). Singer nicht bei. In der Platte rechts unten monogrammiert. - Herausragendes Alterswerk des Künstlers. Für die Figur der schaumgeborenen Liebesgöttin stand Klinger seine Muse Gertrude Bock Modell. - Sehr schön erhalten. Max Klinger (1857 Leipzig - 1920 Großjena). Deutscher Bildhauer, Maler und Grafiker des Symbolismus. 1874/75 Studium an der Großherzoglich Badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei Karl Gussow und Ludwig Des Coudres, 1875 an der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. 1878 präsentierte Klinger zum ersten Mal seine Gemälde in der 52. Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Ab 1879 lebte er völlig zurückgezogen in Brüssel und beschäftigt sich intensiv mit Radierung und Aquatinta. Aufenthalte in Brüssel, München, Paris und Rom. Großer Erfolg als Graphiker, u.a. mit dem Radierzyklus "Paraphrase über den Fund eines Handschuhs" (1881). Klinger zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der polychromen Plastik. Zu seinen Hauptwerken zählen u.a. die Skulpturen "Beethoven", "Die neue Salome" und "Kassandra". Eine sozialkritische Sicht beweist Klinger in den Radierzyklen, ?Dramen? und ?Ein Leben? Zahlreiche Künstler der Moderne wie Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach oder Edvard Munch beriefen sich auf ihn.

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Autograph letter signed "U Giordano" to the journalist Marescotti.

      3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated April 5, 1915. In black ink. On stationery with "Villa Fedora Baveno" embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Giordano will have Mr. Carozzelli, of the Sonzogno publishing firm, send Marescotti a piano-vocal score and libretto of his opera, Madame Sans Gêne. He hopes that Marescotti, a critic, will write a few complementary things about the opera. "I'm glad that you speak about [the opera] with your competence, [which is] evident from the Encyclopedia, and I hope that this time you will want to write differently than before, a few flattering things for me." Very slightly worn and soiled; creased at folds. . "Giordano handled the late Romantic, emotionally vehement idiom of the giovane scuola with ease and fluency, being particularly skilful in weaving into his scores elements of local and historical colour... His stage sense is always sure, and his vocal writing unfailingly effective." Julien Budden in Grove Music Online. Giordano's opera, Madame Sans Gêne, was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on January 25, 1915. Marescotti was a critic for the journal, Musici e Musicisti, which was the organ of the Casa Ricordi. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a great rivalry existed between Ricordi and Sonzogno, the two most important Italian publishing firms of the period. This may explain why Marescotti had been critical of Giordano, whose works Sonzogno championed.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann,, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full purple morocco, decorative block to spine and front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with 12 colour prints and 18 in black and white. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy finely bound. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kriegsbriefe Deutscher Und Österreichischer Juden

      Neur Verlag, Berlin, German 1915 - From a Nazi library in Munich with the library stamps that include the swastica etc. [4], 185, [3] pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Some Experiences of an Irish R.M [with:] Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. [and:] In Mr. Knox's Country

      London: Longmans, Green, 1915. First editions. Illustrations by E. ?'. Somerville. 3 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth. Good to Very good copies (Some Experiences: spine ends bumped, front flyleaf adhered to pastedown, endsheets toned, good only). Custom natural linen clamshell box with green morocco label. Somerville, E. ?'. First editions. Illustrations by E. ?'. Somerville. 3 vols. 8vo. First Editions of the Irish R.M. Stories. "It has been called a classic in sporting literature, but more properly is a literary classic because the reader does not have to like hunting to enjoy it. Like Alice in Wonderland it does not date ... The Ireland it depicts has passed away. Yet in a sense it has not passed away, for it lives in the stories" - Maurice Collis, Somerville & Ross. A Biography (1968). Hudson, pp. 18, 26-7, 30; Sadleir 3129, 3120, 3121; Loeber S471, S476, S478

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        Au grand artiste Robert Lafosse (UNIQUE sketchbook with original drawings by Sem, Caran d'Ache, Henry Fournier, Rola, et al.)

      c. 1915, Paris? - A UNIQUE SKETCHBOOK WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS (including several spectacular ones on color) BY SEVERAL OF THE MOST NOTED CARICATURISTS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE, including SEM, CARAN D'ACHE, and HENRI FOURNIER. 40 leaves, almost all of which with drawings on both sides. Many of the drawings are unsigned (some are by Lafosse himself), but among the signed ones are several by Sem, Caran d'Ache, and Rola, and one by Fournier. First leaf: "Au grand artiste Robert Lafosse. Ses admirateurs." On very good wove paper. Oblong 8vo (13 x 21 cm). Original plain cloth cover. A couple of leaves detached (but present), else very good. Unique and important. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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      London: Grant Richards. 1915. First. First edition. Original blue-green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Positive review of the book from Punch affixed to front fly, corners a little bumped, about very good lacking the dustrwapper. Inscribed by the author to his wife: "Madeleine with her husband's love." A novel of a London merchant on a six-weeks holiday who meets a French dancer. .

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        HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: Being the Story of the Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Company 1915 - 2 volumes. First edition. The English sheets were used for the copies offered by Lippincott. The bindings are as the first English printings with all spine and cover lettering and decorations in silver. Portrait frontispiece, 21 color plates, profusion of plates and illustrations in text, 3 folding maps in rear pocket of volume 2. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered in silver on the spines and covers, and pictorially decorated with silver devices on the upper covers. xxx, 349; xiii, 338 pp. A very well preserved and handsome set. The text very clean and quite bright, the cloth and bindings in nice condition, some light, unobtrusive mellowing to the spine panels, the bindings handsome and in good order and still very attractive with the condition of the heads, tails and tips all quite pleasing, some old shelf numbers coloured over, the silver pictorial devices and the silver lettering to the covers are in quite nice condition, hinges tight and strong and in a fine state, maps in excellent condition. A well preserved set of this very important book. FIRST EDITION, U.S ISSUANCE USING THE ENGLISH SHEETS AND BINDING DESIGNS, PRINTED AND BOUND IN ENGLAND, SCARCE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION. Mawson's account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition in the "Aurora." Mawson made a solitary sledge journey of over 160 miles of the most treacherous and wind-lashed ice in Antarctica. The expedition systematically explored King George V Land and the Terre Adelie. It also charted the whole 2000 mile coastline from the Mertz Glacier and Garssberg, thereby connecting the discoveries of Wilkes and Dumont d'Urville, Scott and Drygalski. During a second sledging journey, however, Mawson's two companions perished and he was only just able to save his own life by dragging a sledge he'd cut in two to save weight back to Cape Denison. One of the most important works on Antarctica, quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Verwandlung.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff, 1915 8°, 72 S., 3 Bl., Broschur., Einband etwas gebräunt Rücken handschriftlich betitelt, Namenszug u. handschriftl. Bibliotheksnum. a. Titelblatt, Gelenk teilweise etwas gelockert, ansonsten in gutem Zustand. EA. (W/G2 3). (= Bücherei «Der jüngste Tag». Nr. 22/23.) Deckelllustration von Ottomar Starke. Die erste. gegenüber dem Erstdruck in \"Die Weißen Blätter\". von Kafka verbesserte Buchausgabe. Auf dem Umschlag die Jahresangabe 1916. - Sehr selten. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Erstausgaben deutscher Literatur

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        Balinese Dancer

      Bali: Circa 1960s. Gouache and ink on paper. 375 x 270 mm. Signed lower right. Ida Bagus Made Poleng (1915-1999) was a traditional Balinese painter. Known also as Ida Bagus Made Poleng or Ida Bagus Made Tebesaya or simply Gus Made. Provenance: Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena.

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        Autograph letter signed „Mata Hari".

      The Hague, 8. VIII. 1915. - 8vo. 8 pages. Hotel stationery „Hotel Paulez | La Haye - Hollande". To her attorney Mr. E. Eijmans, complaining about problems with the contractor who is working on furnishing her house and the costly delays.Mata Hari is bitterly complaining about her long sojourn in various hotels while a house is being prepared for her, for just three days later, she was registered as a resident of The Hague at the Vital Statistics Office; she had a home of her own. A wonderful long letter. - Small tape discoloration along outer edge of page one. Together with: a full English translation of the letter. Quarter red morocco folding case.

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        The Valley of Fear A Sherlock Holmes Story With a frontispiece by Frank Wiles

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1915., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo; pp.306 plus 6 pages of ads. Publisher's fresh red cloth, bright gilt titles to spine and upper. Some spotting to prelims. Slight toning to spine and subsequent dulling of the gilt. A very good, tight copy. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Green and Gibson [A39], Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Valley of Fear A Sherlock Holmes Novel

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1915., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo; pp.306 plus 6 pages of ads. Beautifully bound in recent full red morocco with gilt titles to spine, gilt rule to boards, top edge gilt, marbled end papers. Very minor foxing to title and contents pages. A clean, tight copy in a handsome leather binding. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Green and Gibson [A39]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Valley of Fear.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1915. Octavo (179 x 113 mm). Late 20th century royal blue full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled spine, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, three-line gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; with the original cloth covers and spine bound-in. Monochrome frontispiece by Frank Wiles. A handsomely bound copy. First edition, first impression.

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      Teubneri, Lipsiae 1915 - handschriftliche Bleistiftnotizen auf den Seiten, Vorsatz gestempelt, Wasserschaden am Einband, Einband gebogen und ausgeblichen, Schnitt stockfleckig, Einbandecken bestossen - Editio Stereotypa. IV. Seiten 348 Seiten lateinisch 348 pages. kl.8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Der Bücherhof]
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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. Original ble cloth with gilt lettering and ruled box on cover, gilt spine. First edition, first issue with uncorrected "Aind" on p. 14. With autograph letter from Frost to the owner of the book, a Mrs. Hopkins, attached to front free endpaper: "Franconia, N.H., February 12, 1916, My dear Mrs. Hopkins: I am sorry but other engagements take me a good way from where you will be entertaining Mr. Masefield on February 26. It is my bad luck not to have met Mr. Masefield an to have just missed meeting him like this several times over. Thank you for your invitation. Sincerely yours, Robert Frost." Inscribed by Hopkins above the insertion and dated 1915. A nice tight copy with both hinges intact.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Werwick (Belgium), 22. II. 1915. - 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To his wife Edith, giving a report what was going on in his regiment, including a false information about the Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes at Augustow.

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        [Manuscrit autographe inédit] "La rime"

      Manuscrit. Bon. En Feuilles. 44 pp. in-4 ou in-8, souvent découpées, montées sur papier et annotées. Impressionnant exemple du travail à quatre mains d'Edouard Pichon avec son oncle Jacques Damourette. Il s'agit d'un "rapport préliminaire" de Pichon datant de 1915, remis en forme et annoté vers 1940-1943 par son oncle Jacques Damourette. "Le plan de l'EGLF [Essai de Grammaire de la langue française] comprenait une partie sur l'utilisation artistique de la langue française, partie qui, à la suite du développement des travaux, n'a pas été exécutée. L'article sur la rime que l'on va lire est un rapport préliminaire écrit par Pichon en vue de cette partie de l'ouvrage. Il m'a paru intéressant de le mettre sous les yeux du lecteur, sans changer le texte de Pichon, tout en faisant observer que ce rapport est une oeuvre de jeunesse (il a été écrit aux armées le 1er janvier 1915, l'auteur avait donc 24 ans). C'est ce qui explique l'absolutisme de certaines idées." Il semble que Damourette soit mort sans avoir pu totalement finir le travail de mise en forme. A notre connaissance cet article est inédit. Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours..

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        Galizien 1915. Ein Kriegstagebuch.

      Hugo Heller, Wien, 1915 - Wien, Hugo Heller 1915. 32,8 x 25,5 cm. 47 teils farbige Lithographien (20 x 25 cm) in Passepartouts lose in der Mappe liegend. Originalhalbpergamentmappe mit vergoldeter Titelvignette. Thieme-Becker XIX, 582.- Nummer 82 von 125 Exemplaren der zweiten Vorzugsausgabe, bei welcher 18 Original-Lithographien und das Titelblatt vom Künstler signiert wurden. Der österreichische Künstler Luigi Kasimir (d.i. Alois Heinrich 1881-1962) schuf eine eindrucksvolle Serie mit Stadtansichten, Kirchen, Landschaften und Orten wie Krakau, Gorlice, Tarnow, Przemysl, Jaroslaw etc., die von den Folgen des Krieges und der Armut der Bevölkerung geprägt sind.- Gut erhaltene Mappe mit tadellosen Lithographien, signiert selten. Sprache: deu Originalhalbpergamentmappe mit vergoldeter Titelvignette. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Manuscript - Letter & Publishing Agreement for his Controversial Book Titled "With the German Armies in the West"

      London, 1915. [London], 10 March 1915. Memorandum of agreement between Sir Sven Hedin and John Lane, for the translation and publication Sven Hedin's then controversial book which would shortly thereafter be released with the title "With the German Armies in the West." 8vo. 3 page typescript agreement made by the publisher with manuscript date and initialled annotations. Single leafs measuring approximately 20 x 25 cm. Together with the original blue envelope also annotated in manuscript by the publisher, and measuring approximately 9,5 x 22,5 cm. Very good condition. This document is an original draft agreement for an invaluable work by respected explorer and author Sven Hedin, an especially notable title for the period as it was rare that such an unbridled account would be made available from the German side of the Western Front. At the time of this agreement the book had not been titled. The publisher, John Lane of The Bodley Head, was commissioned to translate and publish an English version of Hedin's Swedish volume, "Fran Frontin i Vaster" [From the Western Front]. When released, a few months later, "With the German Armies in the West" elicited scathing reviews accusing the work of having a decisively German perspective and unlimited admiration for the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. However it also received great admiration for its candid and intimate description of the German army. First written by Hedin in Swedish, it was translated into English by Harold Gerhard de Walterstorff, and published in London and New York by John Lane. A unique and singular document to pair with the collector's volume, the agreement defines royalties, production rights in "the United Kingdom, the Colonies, India and the United States of America," the author's gratuitous copies (only six), use of illustrations, and some of the terms for possible later editions should there be any. Not surprisingly, Hedin chose British publisher John Lane (1854-1925) to work with. Lane was reputed for publishing controversial and unconventional texts. When the book was released, the publisher was highly criticized for presenting German soldiers as normal people rather than the monsters of British demonology. Hedin of course was the target of vehement attacks by some reviewers who saw him as pro-German. Having many social and political ties to Germany, during the First World War Sven Hedin was permitted to tour the West and East Fronts. Of particular interest was the German side of the Western Front, visited in late 1914. At the time of his visit, the Western Front had largely stabilized, enabling him to visit both rear and front positions in Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg. He befriended many Germans along the way, and met with the very highest members of the German military and government. He was fired upon at least twice, once by a British destroyer while in Belgium. John Lane (1854-1925) was a British publisher and antiquarian book trader. After entering the London book trade, in 1887 he became co-founder of The Bodley Head, originally a firm that dealt with antiquarian books. They later went into publishing. Lane is mainly associated with publishing controversial and audacious texts, especially for a small, sophisticated audience. . Very Good.

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        The Rainbow

      London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1915. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and marked. Gilt motif and titles still bright on spine. Front inner hinge cracking but binding intact. Some light browning within First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 463pp. Adverts dated Autumn 1915.

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      A STUNNING & COMPLETE SET OF THE RARE SHANGHAI 1915 - EDITION [Shanghai 1915, Wenshu]. Stitched blues wrs., 9 vols. boundin 12, double-folded leaves, profuse b. w. illustrations bylithography, covers trees, flowers, grass, insects, rocks,plums, birds, bamboo, figures, landscape, animals, orchid &c Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      Folkestone [England], 1915. Quarto. With typed transcript. Old folds, large pinhole in top center margin. Old envelope of Lewis-Clark Hotel, Lewiston, Idaho, with "Allan Beatty's letter" in ink. Fine. In a half morocco and cloth box, leather labels. A dramatic and detailed account by a survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania. Allan Beattie, eighteen, of Winnipeg, travelling Second Cabin with his mother Grace, was sitting on the hurricane deck when the ship was struck. "I got an awful smash in the back from the water and was thrown about thirty feet on my face. I got up and ran down stairs people were pouring up from the decks below and I caught sight of Mother. I ran up to her and kissed her goodbye, then I lost her for a while....I thought to myself I haven't much of chance if I don't get a life belt so I thought a minute and then rushed down to my own stateroom and grabbed my own belt....I had to hang on the side of my bed to get a hold of it. The lights were practically all out." He gave away the first life belt he found, then went down three decks to his stateroom to get his own life belt. Returning topside despite "a pretty hard time," he met his mother again. "She says, 'I am not nervous I don't think there is much danger do you?' I replied that 'It looked about as bad as it could' and I told her to take my life belt but she refused, I made her put it on after promising that I would get another. I kissed her goodbye again and just as I got the top straps of her life belt tied, the boat went down. I was sent sliding the whole width of the deck." Allan was flung free, and was soon picked up by a life boat. He describes how the boat soon became perilously crowded. When another boat was located, survivors were shifted across. In due course his boat was rescued by the Flying Fish, and the survivors were brought to Queenstown. Beattie (whose first name is given as "Allen" in the NEW YORK TIMES list of survivors), writes his correspondent: "Mother is gone, and altho we have not heard of her I don't think that she can be alive." Beattie appears to have been one of the Lusitania survivors who were profoundly traumatized by the incident. He was rejected from military service because of poor eyesight and was reported to have suffered a series of breakdowns beginning in 1920, and was unable to hold steady employment. A remarkable, detailed narrative by a survivor of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 20th century, written in the immediate aftermath of the event, by a young man whose actions show proof of calmness in the tumult.

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