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        Emblems Engraved On Wood.

      - Ditchling, Sussex: Douglas Pepler, 1915. 4to, 13 x 10 1/2 ins. Woodcut title-page with triangular device enclosing the letters HDCP EG 1915. Original printed blue paper wrappers slightly soiled and spotted, internally perfect. Enclosed in a quarter blue morocco box. First printing, limited edition; this is # 14 of 15 on Japanese paper [printed on one side of the leaf only] and signed by Eric Gill in pencil. These emblems were engraved for the "Devil's Devices or Control versus Service," a book written by Douglas Pepler (HDCP) and published at the Hampshire House Workshops, Hammersmith, London on Saint Thomas' day, 1915. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac, Based upon Personal Reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. Cloth. Very Good. A solid, tightly-bound copy of the uncommon 1915 1st edition, in the publisher's original blue cloth. Firm and VG, with bright gilt-lettering and insignia along the spine. Light soiling to the panels and just a touch of wear along the outer rear hinge and at the spine crown. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. Thick octavo, 392 pgs., which include the 2 fold-out maps in color ("The Operations of the Army of the Potomac under Command of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade" and "The Battle-Field of Five Forks, VA").

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      [Mercedes, Tx. ca. 1915]. - Eight leaves containing thirty-six mounted silver gelatin photographs, most measuring 3 x 5 inches. Oblong octavo. Brown paper covers and leaves, bound with string. Some light soiling and silver mirroring to images. Very good. Vernacular photo album of images showing Mercedes, Texas in the early 20th century. Located in the southern tip of Texas, Mercedes was founded in 1907 and is one of the oldest towns in the Rio Grande valley. These images show Mercedes in its early days, including pictures of the hotel, train depot, residences, the high school, and some group shots of citizens. There are also several images of the cotton industry hard at work - bales piled high on wagons, etc. Three larger photos ( 5 x 7 inches) show the interior of the local drug store and soda fountain in some detail.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      [Mercedes, Tx, 1915. Oblong octavo. Brown paper covers and leaves, bound with string. Some light soiling and silver mirroring to images. Very good. Vernacular photo album of images showing Mercedes, Texas in the early 20th century. Located in the southern tip of Texas, Mercedes was founded in 1907 and is one of the oldest towns in the Rio Grande valley. These images show Mercedes in its early days, including pictures of the hotel, train depot, residences, the high school, and some group shots of citizens. There are also several images of the cotton industry hard at work - bales piled high on wagons, etc. Three larger photos ( 5 x 7 inches) show the interior of the local drug store and soda fountain in some detail.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Works and Life of Walter Bagehot.

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co,, 1915. The Works in Nine Volumes. The Life in One Volume. 10 volumes, octavo (225 x 145 mm). Contemporary dark green half morocco by Bickers & Son, titles and decoration to spines gilt, blue-green cloth sides with twin rules in gilt, top edges gilt, blue-grey endpapers. Small nick to head of spine of first volume, the occasional minor mark to boards. An excellent set. First edition of the complete works of Walter Bagehot, edited by his sister-in-law, Emilie Isabel Barrington, the tenth volume being a revised edition of Barrington's life of Bagehot, which was published the preceding year.

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      London: R.H. Porter and Dulau and Co., 1915. Quarto and oblong folio. Uniform contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, t.e.g. Some spines evenly faded. Oblong volumes in similar contemporary red half morocco, t.e.g.; original wrappers and Botany indices bound in three separate volumes in contemporary red half cloth. Several plates spotted on margins, a few plates in ARCHAEOLOGY slightly browned. A superb, remarkable set. Provenance: Frederick DuCane Godman (armorial bookplates). The editor's copy of the most comprehensive study of Central American wildlife, in fine condition, and the most complete set to have appeared on the market in the past thirty-five years. The BIOLOGIA is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day. Almost 19,000 separate subjects are depicted in the plates and over 50,000 species described, of which almost 20,000 were first noted here. In addition, the extraordinary segment on archeology by Alfred Maudslay remains vital to Mayan studies to this day. Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary. Since this is Godman's own copy, in superb condition, it is certainly the finest in existence. Frederick DuCane Godman, who conceived, authored, and underwrote the BIOLOGIA, was born into a wealthy English family in 1834 (his father was a partner in the British brewer, Whitbread). After study at Eton and Cambridge, where he met his later co-author, Osbert Salvin, he embarked on a career of studies in ornithology and entomology. In 1861, Godman and Salvin visited Central America together, the first of a number of trips that led to their conception of the BIOLOGIA project. Work on it began in 1876 and the first volumes were published in 1879. Publication was spread over the next thirty-six years, with six or seven parts coming out annually. Most of the research for the project was done in the 1870s and 1880s, after which both men were hampered by ill health. Salvin died in 1898, and publication only terminated with World War I. Godman died in 1919. The entire BIOLOGIA project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history. It is still a vital reference tool, ever more so today, as issues of biodiversity and extinction move to the forefront of scientific inquiry. It is also a work of great beauty, produced on a level of lavishness that would be impossible today. Although it was not part of the original conception of the work, Godman made the fortunate decision to include a section of Central American archeology. This section was edited by Alfred Maudslay, another Cambridge polymath who became intrigued by the Mayan ruins in Guatemala in 1880. Maudslay spent the next two decades exploring the sites of Tikal, Copan, Quirigua, and Yaxchilan, as well as Chichen Itza. He made careful measurements and took hundreds of photographs, many of them reproduced in colotype in four folio atlases in the BIOLOGIA. His photographs and casts documented many sites later disturbed or plundered. Michael Coe says, "It is impossible to exaggerate the importance to Maya research of Maudslay's published work." Coe goes on to call Maudslay the greatest single recorder of Mayan inscriptions. A massive and important pictorial work of American natural history, in what is certainly the finest copy extant.

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        Großer Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges

      München, F.Bruckmann Verlag, 1915-1919. - Vollständige Ausgabe in den Original-Verlagseinbänden im Querformat 30,2 x 39 cm jeweils mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel wie folgt: erster Band in Ganzleinen mit Ganzrotschnitt, 1.600 Abbildungen, Bildnissen, Karten und Urkunden auf Kunstdruckpapier, 407 Seiten mit Namen- und Sachregister; zweiter Band in Halbleinen mit Kopffarbschnitt, 1.850 Abbildungen, Bildnisse, Karten und Urkunden auf Kunstdruckpapier, mit Namen-und Sachregister, 407 Seiten; dritter Band in Halbleinen, 408 Seiten, mit einer Inhalts-Übersicht der Lieferungen I-20 (Band I und II) und sehr vielen Fototabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier, Schrift in allen Bänden: Fraktur. - Band III umfasst die Lieferungen 21-30, dort sind die Umschlagseiten der einzelnen Lieferungen mit eingebunden. - Umfangreichstes zeitgenössisches Bildungswerk über den gesamten ersten Weltkrieg. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung (teilweise wasserwellig, sonst gut) - Deutsches Reich, Österreich-Ungarn, Militaria, deutsches Heerwesen / Militär im 20.Jahrhundert, Feindbekämpfung, deutsche Zeitgeschichte, Zeppelin-Bombenabwurf auf England, Europa im Weltrieg / Bruderkrieg, Erster Weltkrieg, Einnahme Antwerpens, militärischer Widerstand Belgiens, Militärgeschichte, galizischer Kriegsschauplatz, Hindenburg und Ludendorff in Ostpreussen, Schaulen, Petersburg, Flottenbefehlshaber, Heerführer, Seewacht, flandrische Küste, Graf Spee, Italien, Kraljewo, Kriegs-Photographie 1. Weltkrieg, Mobilmachung 1914, Verwundetenfürsorge, Kriegsteilnehmer Italien, Feldzüge auf dem Balkan, Ausräumung Serbiens, Karpatenkämpfe, Adria, Nordpolen, Kurland Wolhynien, Weichsel, Memel, Tannenberg Angerburg, Winterschlacht in den Masuren, Polen Galizien, Rußland, Türkei, Isonzo-Schlachten, Bergkrieg in den Dolomiten, Seekrieg, Krieg zur See, deutsche U-Boot-Waffe, Kriegsgeschichte, deutsche Luftwaffe, Kriegführung im 20.Jahrhundert, deutsche / französische / englische / russische Waffentechnik, Kriegsberichterstattung, Frontsoldat, Schützengraben, Stellungskrieg, Bilderatlas des Weltkrieg Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flickor och sol. [Äv. "Midsommarblomster.]

      Tuschlavering. Signerad och daterad: "Sandels / 1915". 16 x 20,5 cm. Proveniens: Dispaschör Conrad Pineus samling. Litteratur: "Katalog över Conrad M. Pineus konstsamling" (1940), s. 424, nr 278, avbildad, med hänvisning till MU (Minnesutställningen i Konstakademien 1932), kat. nr 242. Från den kanske allra finaste Sandelssamlingen, som omfattade 87 teckningar och många viktiga målningar. "Samlingen [av Sandelsteckningar] eller delar av den ha vid fyra olika tillfällen varit offentligt utställda: för första gången 1920 vid de bägge minnesutställningarna i Göteborgs Museum och i Konstnerforbundet i Kristiania, därefter 1925 i Göteborgs Konsthall, då konstsamlingen i sin helhet visades för allmänheten, och slutligen på den 1932 i Konstakademien i Stockholm arrangerade minnesutställningen. Endast vid sistnämnda tillfälle förekom tryckt katalog över de utställda akvarellerna och teckningarna". Pineus var mycket viktig för Sandels som ekonomisk supporter och vän. Han berör honom i förordet till sin magnifika katalog: "Min afdöde beundrade vän Gösta Sandels måste också nämnas - jag var lycklig nog att under hans sista år komma honom mycket nära och kanske göra det lättare för honom."

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Doctor Syn A Tale of The Romney Marsh

      London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1915. 8vo. 352pp. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled and decorated in white and gilt to spine and front board. Gilt bright and sharp, a little bumped to spine with some light edgewear to extremities. Very good. A solid and thoroughly good looking copy of this classic tale of smuggling and skullduggery more normally seen looking like it was fished out of a pond at midnight. Internally clean. Well. I say internally clean meaning no spotting or foxing or squashed mice jammed between the pages; in actual fact this is the Nettlefold Film Studios copy, bearing the signature of Archibald Nettlefold to the front flyleaf in pencil and a plethora of annotations, cutting instructions, edits and scene titles to each chapter. Clearly Nettlefold had every intention of producing a movie of Thorndike's smuggling novel, and this copy gives a detailed outline of the process he intended to follow. Originally Hepworth Studios, founded in 1899, the location in Waltham on Thames changed names in 1926; the demise of Hepworth's enterprise signalled a collossal disaster for the British film industry as it involved the destruction of the entire archive, meaning basically that 80% of the films made in Britain between 1900 and 1929 were forever lost to history. Nettlefold only converted to sound in the 1930's, and this marked up copy has the feel of something intended more for a silent treatment than a "talkie". The studios were taken over by Armstrong Vickers during WW2 and suffered considerable bomb damage before being sold in 1947. Eventually they were renamed Walton Studios, most famous for producing television series like "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Not only a very respectable copy of a difficult book, but also an intriguing piece of British cinema history. Doctor Syn wasn't filmed until 1963 under the title "Dr. Syn: Alias The Scarecrow." starring Patrick McGoohan and George Cole.

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        Ziegenhirtin (Mutterslehn).

      - Radierung, 1915/16, auf Kupferdruckpapier, in der Platte monogrammiert und datiert „1897", signiert von Agathe Thoma sowie mit Signaturstempel von Hans Thoma. 29,5:38,5 cm. Literatur: Nicht bei Beringer, vgl. Beringer 184 und 196. Von großer Seltenheit, vielleicht ein Unikat! Probedruck einer Radierung, die Beringer unbekannt geblieben ist. Wahrscheinlich war Thoma mit dem Druckergebnis nicht zufrieden und hat die Platte „verworfen". - Papier am rechten Rand entlang der Plattenkante gebrochen und hinterlegt, Einriß im oberen Rand sorgfältig restauriert. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg – seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München – führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        Sju Böcker om Konung Carl X Gustafs Bragder. Med Förtraffliga Bilder Sirade och med Nödigt register Försedda. Öfversatta af Adolf Hillman. Teil 1+2.

      Stockholm, Wahlström & Widstrand, 1915. Kopfgoldschnitt. 405 + 698 Seiten. Gr. 4°. ORIGINALhalbledereinband, Goldgeprägt, 5 Bünde. Die Bücher befinden sich in einem guten Zustand. Lediglich jeweils ein Exlibris auf der Innenkante des Buches. Mit zahlreichen aufklappbaren Grafiken und Abbildungen versehen. SIEHE FOTO! Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Wieland. Deutsche Wochenschrift [Monatsschrift] für Kunst und Literatur. Hg. von Bruno Paul. Jge. 1 (1915/16) - 5 (1919/20) (von 6) in 6 Bdn.

      Berlin / München 1915-1920. 4°. Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (Jge. 1-4) und OHlwd. (Jg. 5, Gelenke mit Läsuren). In dieser Vollständigkeit seltene Reihe der ausschließlich zu Gunsten des Roten Kreuzes erschienenen Zeitschrift. - \"Dieses illustriertes Kriegspropagandablatt […] enthielt anfangs neben vielen Illustrationen nichtliterarische Kleinprosa, satirische und Hetz-Beiträge und einzelne kriegsbezügliche Aufsätze; vom 2. Jahrgang an überwiegend Dichtungen, im Wechsel mit Aufsätzen über künstlerisch-literarische Themen, wertvoller illustriert. Damit bietet sich der seltene Anblick der Wandlung eines groben Massenblattes mit beschränktem literarischem Anspruch in eine literarische Produktions-Zeitschrift von hohem Niveau - mit kulturellen Sonderheften -, die seit 1917 den Krieg nicht mehr erwähnt (Schlawe II, 26f.). - Von Jg. 6 erschienen bis zum Herbst 1920 noch 6 Hefte. - Mit Beiträgen u. a. von Hermann Bahr, Theodor Däubler, Richard Dehmel, Walter Hasenclever, Hermann Hesse, Oskar Loerke, Klabund, Richard Schaukal sowie mit Illustrationen u. a. von Lyonel Feininger, Olaf Gulbransson, George Grosz, Th. Th. Heine, Emil Orlik, Max Pechstein. - Dietzel/Hügel 3201. - Jeweils mit den Jahrgangsregistern. - Ab Jg. 2 jeweils mit einem Kalender in Heft 10, dieser für 1919 von George Grosz gestaltet. - Ohne das separat erschienene Sonderheft Sommermoden (Mai 1917). - Zu Beginn dezent gestempelt. Wenige, papierbedingte Randläsuren, tls. im Rand knapp beschnitten und leicht gebräunt, kaum fleckig. Für Jg. 5, H. 2-9 und 11-12 das Anzeigenblatt (S. 22/23) am Endes des Jgs. eingebunden. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Erster Weltkrieg

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        Maps of the Balkan Peninsula. Germany. Jitomir. Buda Pest. Bucuresti. Sofiya. Athenai.

      Geographical Section, General Staff 6 (of 7), coloured maps loose within contemporary portfolio, each with a small printed label to verso with number, with the supplementary sheet: Table of treaties affecting Balkan Boundaries. Maps are:No 1, Jitomir, Provisional Ed (North M 35), 1:1,000,000, 1915, 57.3*59.5 cm, GSGS No 2758. No 2, Buda Pest, 3rd Provisional Ed, (North L 34), 1:1,000,000, 1918, 56.5*59.2 cm, 2758 . No 3, Bucuresti, 3rd Provisional Ed, (North L 35), 1:1,000,000, 1918, 57*60.3 cm, GSGS No 2758. No 4, Sofiya, 3rd Provisional ed, (North K 34), 1:1,000,000, 1918, 58*60 cm, GSGS No 2758. No 5, Istambul (Constantinople), North 35, 1:1,000,000, 1918, 64.5*63.6 cm, 2 small crease tears, GSGS No 2555. No 6, Athenai, 2nd Provisional Ed, (North J 34), 1:1,000,000, 1917, 61.5*59.6 cm, GSGS No 2758. No 7, LACKING, [Skeleton Map of South East Europe].No 8, Table of Treaties affecting Balkan Boundaries, to explain Historical Map, 37.2*32 cm. Very difficult to list, COPAC shows the Library of Congress as the only place held, although there are a few maps listed individually. Handbooks prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office, No 15. Uncommon.

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      Darjeeling 1915, Darjeeling Branch Press. Red cloth, 60+22+. 88+8+27+35 pages, 6 full-page b. w. photos, 21.56 x 28 cm.,. a tiny bit of minor old worming, English & Tibetan text, in. original cloth binding,good solid copy. RARE FIRST EDITION. ORIGINAL LILMITED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES, 1915 Das was a scholar and one of then pundits of the Survey of India. In this book, he followed the work of Csoma de Koros, who in 1834 published the first grammar of the Tibetan language in English. * While Das was in Tibet in 1881-82, he obtained a manuscript copy of the Situ Sun Tag from the library at Tashilhunpo, but it was only after he secured a second block-print copy from the Japanese traveller Ekai Kawaguchi that he was able to collate the text and so publish this important grammar. * Among the documents in the book are the Tibetan texts of Das' diary of a journey to Lhasa in 1882, and his account of the pilgrimage of Ekai Kawaguchi to the Great Sanctuaries of Tibet. * Contents covers: the alphabet of Tibetan language, compounds, consonants, surmounted letters, combination of letters, inter-syllable stop, sounds, article, noun, plural, gender, case, particles and declensions. * TABLE OF CONTENTS: Book I: Appendices to the grammar. * Book II: The text of Situ sum tag. Situ's commentary on Sum-chu-pa and Tag-jug-pa. An index of grammatical terms. * Book III: Dag-je salwai melong. Different methods of spelling illustrated. * Book IV: Situi shal lung. A lecture On Situ sum-tag by Lama Dharma Bhadra of Tsang, Nul-Chu. *** With photos portrait of Ekai Kawaguchi, and frontispiece of the Dalai Lama. ****** A copious and very important primary resource on the Tibetan language. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi: 1984, D38. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Histoire illustrée de la Guerre 14.

      Paris, Gounouilhou, 1915 - 1922; in - folio, environ 300 pp. par volume, Reliure d'éditeur pleine percaline, coloris rouge bordeaux, avec une image, d'après François Rude, contrecollée sur le premier plat de chaque volume, dos lisse orné de drapeaux. . Les 17 volumes. Gabriel - Albert - Auguste Hanotaux est un diplomate, historien et homme politique français, né à Beaurevoir (Aisne), le 19 novembre 1853 et mort à Paris, le 11 avril 1944 (à 90 ans). Il est secrétaire de Jules Derry et député de l'Aisne ainsi que ministre des Affaires étrangères. Il est élu à l'Académie française, en 1897. Un excellent ouvrage sur le premier conflit mondial. Le seul ouvrage à pouvoir rivaliser avec les volumes de l'"Illustration, de 1914 à 1919". Nombreuses photographies. Les volumes 9 et 10 sont dans un état moyen. Les autres volumes sont en bon état. Une citation de Mirabeau est inscrite sur la première page blanche : "En général mon ami, la guerre est la ressource des imprudents et des sots" une autre main précise que cette annotation (Hanotation) est de la main de l'auteur... Complet en 17 volumes.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good

      1915. Hi, Here we have a rare 1915 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 20th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, one small mark to the left of For 1915 and one small mark to the rear board. Inside the hinges are good, bookplate to first page, very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside including the yellow pastedowns and photoplate. Minimal foxing. A lovely book. Rare, No restoration.

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      [Shanghai 1915, Wenshu]. Stitched blues wrs., 9 vols. bound. in 12, double-folded leaves, profuse b. w. illustrations by. lithography, covers trees, flowers, grass, insects, rocks,. plums, birds, bamboo, figures, landscape, animals, orchid &c. A Chinese classic on painting, design and composition. This work is contained in a folding Chuan case with blue cloth on each end, covers are decorated paper over boards, and title slip cover with bone clasps. Each volume is in blue front with gray back covers, thread stitched, bound in traditional Chinese style, title slips on three volumes. Volume size is ca. 13.5 x 20 cm. Nicely bound in 12 volumes consisting of 9 bound parts in all. * Profusely illustrated in b.w., capturing the essence of delicate Chinese traditional brush work, lovely set ! * CONDITION: They are in original condition on browned paper, with black printing, double-folded leaves, clean, solid and as issued. ***** BIBLIOGRAPHY: K. Toda: THE RYERSON COLLECTION OF JAPANESE & CHINESE BOOKS. p.406-410. * Y. Yonezawa et al.; JAPANESE PAINTING IN THE LITERATI STYLE, p.170-190. * Mai-Mai Sze: THE TAO OF PAINTING: A Study of the Ritual Disposition of Chinese Painting, a translation of the Chieh Tzu Yuan Hua Chuan, or Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. * S. Edgren: CHINESE RARE BOOKS IN AMERICAN COLLECTIONS p.118, no. 37. * J. Hillier: THE JAPANESE PICTURE BOOK: A Selection from the Ravicz Collection, p.17, plate 3. * RAWSON, Jessica. ed. et al.: THE BRITISH MUSEUM BOOK OF CHINESE ART.: page 124. ***** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Die Verwandlung.

      Kurt Wolff (1915), Leipzig - 8vo (21,5 x 13 cm). 72 S., 4 Bl. OPp. m. blauen Überzugspapieren m. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Blauer Kopfschnitt. Dietz 26. - Raabe 146,3. - Raabe (Zeitschr.) 145.22/23. - Erste Buchausgabe, gegenüber dem Erstdruck in "Die Weißen Blätter" von Kafka verbessert. - Doppelband 22/23 der Bücherei "Der jüngste Tag". - Die sehr seltene Variante als blauer Pappband. Ohne die auf der Titelrücks. erwähnte Umschlagillustr. v. Ottomar Starke. Kanten berieben, kl. heller Fleck auf d. Vorderdeckel. Wohlerhaltenes Ex. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LAS MARAVILLAS DE ESPAÑA. Álbumes de : Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Andalucía, Aragón, Vizcaya, Nav

      Bailly Bailliere, Madrid 1915 - 50 págs cada álbum + sus cubiertas 43x33 cm Holandesa, lomo piel Buen estado IX Álbumes con 344 y 263 fotografías cada uno. La industria, el comercio, el deporte, comunicaciones, monumentos, visitas, etc de cada una de las ciudades, pueblos y lugares que aparecen. Publicidad de la época. Texto en español, francés e inglés.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        1914 and Other Poems

      Sidgwick & Jackson, 1915. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original dark-blue cloth in remarkably fine condition, with excellent paper spine label and replacement label at the end, superbly clean pages and endpapers. Custom cloth folder and slipcase with gilt lettering. One of 1000 copies printed and by far the nicest example we have seen of the second book of the author's poems, published a month after his death on a French hospital ship en route to Gallipoli.

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        Early Egyptian Records of Travel. Vols. I-IV:1 (all published)

      Princeton University Press, Princeton 1915 - Rare complete set of 5 fascicles. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1915. First edition. Folio, 701 pages. Hardcover. With the ink stamps of T. George Allen & Ricardo Caminos and some pencil notes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SOUL ON FIRE .

      Toronto: Publisher in Canada for Humphrey Milford: S. B. Gundy. New York: John Lane Company. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1915 - Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 9-316 [317-318: ads] [319-320: blank], original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in red. First edition, first issue. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Williams dated 21 March 1919 on front free endpaper. The recipient of the inscription, Madame Petrova, is almost certainly the actress who went by that name, Olga Petrova (born Muriel Harding in England), a successful screen actress during the teens and a stage actress and playwright afterwards. After complaints from the publisher of Florence Marryat's A SOUL ON FIRE (1898), Willams' novel was recalled and re-titled THEODORA: A SOUL ON FIRE with a canceled title page and new (plainer) binding. "Novel set in Montreal about a beautiful femme fatale, Theodora Carne, who unwittingly exercises a baleful influence on the men in her life. She may or may not be the reincarnation of a witch, but there's no question that her fiancés have a habit of dying after she reveals to them her troubling romantic history. Is it witchcraft? Mesmerism? Astral projection? Or merely some potent psychological dynamic at work? The novel ends up pointing to the last explanation but other supernatural incidents remain unexplained -- and there is the fact of all those 'accidental' deaths. A somewhat confused tale, and the lack of local color is disappointing, but the novel does have some atmospheric touches and provides fresh variations on the femme fatale theme." - Robert Eldridge. Scarborough, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction, pp. 193- 4. Reginald 15368. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. A scarce book in either issue, but especially the first. (#148184) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Main Manuscript of Konungs Skuggsjá in Phototypic Reproduction with Diplomatic Text. Edited for The University of Illinois by George T. Flom.

      [Copenhagen, Bianco Luno, 1915] Folio. In fine red half calf with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Corners bumped and a few nicks to spine, otherwise fine. (6), LXVII, (2), 190, (1) pp. + 160 plates.. Printed in 150 numbered copies, this being number 95. "King's mirror" is one of old Norse's most famous works of literature written around the year 1250

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        Kunstler-Inventare, Urkunden zur Geschichte der Hollandischen Kunst des XVIten, XVIIten, und XVIIIten Jahrhunderts

      Haag: Martinus Nijhoff, 1915 to 1922. First Edition; seven octavo volumes; illustrated; red cloth gilt titles and decorations. Foremost reference source on 16th - 18th century Dutch and Flemish artists, compiled by prodigy Abraham Bredius (1855-1946), director of the Mauritshuis Royal Art Gallery at the Hague from 1889-1909, and world-renowned authority on 17th century Dutch/ Flemish art. A total of seven volumes, comprised of volumes I thru VI plus supplemental volume VII, each with its own index at the front and containing, throughout the set, 38 full-page b&w illustration plates and over 300 reproductions of the artists? signatures. Lacks the separate overall indexing volume. Bound in the original publisher?s red cloth with gilt titles and gilt seal on the front board of each. All volumes in Very Good Plus condition, clean, crisp, bright, bindings tight, sound, and square, corners sharp. A legendary reference in exceptional condition. (See Mary W. Chamberlin?s ?Guide To Art Reference Books,? and Arntzen & Rainwater?s ?Guide To The Literature Of Art History? for more on this work.)

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      PRESTON, CHLOE. PRESTON,CHLOE. CUDDLY KIDDIES. London: Tuck, no date, circa 1915. 4to (8 x 10"), pictorial boards, some cover rubbing else VG+. This is a double-sided 8 section panorama with 16 fabulous color plates (including covers) of delightful wide-eyed children. This can be read as a book or opened up for display. Scarce.

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      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], 1915. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and the image. Small loss upper right edge. This LZ2 was built sometime between 1910 and 1914. Five airships of this design operated by Delag, safely carried 35,000 passengers between German cities. This was the first passenger air service in the world. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        Woodrow Wilson signs a diplomatic appointment for a consular official serving in Latin America

      Washington, March 2, 1915. 10.5" x 14". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Woodrow Wilson,"" as President, 1 page, 10.5"" x 14"", Washington, March 2, 1915, an appointment of Samuel T. Lee of Michigan as a consul of the United States ""a Consul of Class six..."" Countersigned, ""W[illiam] J[ennings] Bryan,"" as Secretary of State. Light foxing and soiling, a few minor creases, else very good condition with a bright and clean paper seal of the United States.Lee, a veteran of the Spanish-American War, served as U.S. Consul in Nogales, Mexico, 1907-09; San Jose, Costa Rica 1909-16; Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 1916-18; Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1918-23; Nottingham, England 1923-25; U.S. Consul General in Lisbon, 1928-29; Rio de Janeiro, 1929-36 (courtesy"

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        Peter Van Schaack and Sons Price Current 1915 Annual Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 45

      Peter Van Schaack & Sons, Inc.. Hardcover. Extremely Rare! 1915. Volume 45. Peter Van Schaack & Sons, Inc.,1318 pages. 2 lbs 8 oz. (7.5 x 5.25 x 2.25 inches thumb-indexed Burgundy cloth hardcover with stamped silver lettering and design-no dust jacket) ) Good Condition. silver lettering worn on spine, large faded spot over a third of back cover, edge/cover wear, a hint of occasional light foxing, inside Text is otherwise Unmarked! Binding is good; however, front hinge is noisy/starting with partial end paper split along crease, Next day Shipping with tracking! Title: Peter Van Schaack and Sons Price Current 1915 Annual Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 45 by Peter Van Schaack & Sons, Inc. Contents: Drugs and Chemicals; Patents Medicines; Liquors and Cigars; Paints, Soda Fountain Supplies; Utensils; Globes and Show Jars; Sponges, Sundries; Surgical Instruments; and Advertisers. It was called "A Pretentious Catalogue" in the Bulletin of Pharmacy Volume 29, p.408. Biblio . Good. 1915. 1915 Printing Edition .

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

      Bruno Chap Books, New York 1915 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Songs and Sonnets.

      London: Duckworth & Co,, [1915]. Quarto (239 X 178 mm). Contemporary dark red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, decorative gilt spine, red cloth sides, top edges gilt, pale grey endpapers. Frontispiece and 12 tipped-in colour plates (with captioned tissue guards), illustrations and decorations throughout printed in pale green, by Charles Robinson. A handsomely bound copy. First edition illustrated by Charles Robinson, whose "style was very decorative, flowing and imaginative scenes were surrounded by elaborate borders and in the faces and forms of children he recaptured something of the innocence of childhood... his colouring and fantasy are often highly original" (Simon Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century British Book Illustrators and caricaturists, p. 280).

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      London: William Rider and Son, Limited, n.d. [1915] - Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] xi-xii 1-357; 358-360: ads, original decorated maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First edition. "Supernatural romance of witchcraft and Satanism, excellent historical detail and use of Scots folklore. Based on the true case of Isabel Gaudie in early seventeenth century." - Robert Knowlton. ". a classic of its kind." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 55. ". intelligent and with much interesting subject matter." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 277. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-36. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 31. Reginald 01908. Signed and dated "Xmas 1915" in pencil by an early owner on front paste-down. Faint spotting and soiling to front cover, cloth worn at lower spine end, a sound, good copy with bright cover stamping. This first printing is scarce and is rarely found in nice condition. (#104773) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Nachrichten <Salzburg>. Alpenländisches Morgenblatt mit Handels-Zeitung. - Mit den Tagesschlagzeilen-Anschlägen vom 2. Jg., 25. Mai 1915 bis 31. August 1915, 1. September bis 30. November 1915. 3. Jg., 1. April 1916 bis 31. Dezember 1916. 4. Jg., 1. Februar 1917 bis 31. Mai 1917, 1. Juni 1917 bis 5. November 1917. 6. November 1917 bis 5. Jg., 28. Februar 1918. 5. Jg. 1. März 1918 bis 31. Mai 1918.

      Salzburg, Selbstverlag, 1915 - 1918. 7 Bde. o. Pag. Priv. Hlwd. der Zeit. Vgl. ZDB-650706-2. - Randläsuren, einige Werbemarkenausschnitte, keine fl. V., tlw. etw. fleckig u. stockfleckig, Ebd. m. Gbrsp. - Interessante Zeugnisse der Zeit. Enthält nur die jeweiligen Schlagzeilen-Anschläge. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitgeschichte; Zeitungswesen

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        6 signierte Original-Holzschnitte 1915-1917. Vor dem Ballett; Verräterin; Mme. de B.; Midinette; Mrs. de Marville; Selbstbildnis. Orig-Holzschnitte (in privater Mappe).

      Basel, Edition Panderma, /1971 1915 - 35 x 30 cm auf Maschinenbütten, Private Mappe m. Bändeli., Tadell. Alle Blätter vom Künstler signiert und betitelt. Die Holzstöcke aus dem Jahr 1915 sind 1971 nochmals in einer Auflage von 100 abgezogen worden. Christian Schad (1894 - 1982). 1913 Studium an der Kunstakademie in München. Seine Bilder und Holzschnitte sind vom Expressionismus geprägt. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs entzieht sich Schad dem Militärdienst durch Flucht nach Zürich. In Zürich findet er Anschluß an die Dada-Bewegung um Hugo Ball (1886-1927), Hans Arp und Tristan Tzara (1896-1963). Er ist zusammen mit dem Schriftsteller Walter Serner (1889-1942) Hg. der Kunstzeitschrift "Sirius". Erste eigene Ausstellung in Zürich. 1917 übersiedelt er nach Genf. Mit Hilfe von lichtempfindlichen Fotoplatten entwickelt er ein Verfahren zur Herstellung von Konturbildern. Diese Photogramme als künstlerisches Ausdrucksmittel gelten als eine der größten Innovationen der Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert. Tzara prägt für diese "Photographien ohne Kamera" den Begriff der Schadographien. 1920-1925 lebt Schad mit Serner in Rom und Neapel. Seine Bilder sind beeinflußt von der italienischen Malerei der Renaissance.1923 heiratet Schad, 1925 übersiedlung nach Wien. Ab 1925 wird Schad zusammen mit Otto Dix und George Grosz zum Hauptvertreter der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Seine in diesem Stil gemalten Bilder thematisieren das nächtliche Großstadtleben. In zahlreichen Porträts zeichnet Schad ein Bild des Lebensstils der "Goldenen Zwanziger". Er porträtiert Künstler, Intellektuelle und Aristokraten, mit denen er in Wien und Berlin verkehrt. 1928 Übersiedelung nach Berlin. Die meisten seiner für die Große Berliner Kunstausstellung 1930 eingereichten Werke werden abgelehnt. Nach der Machtübernahme der Nationalsozialisten zieht sich Schad zunehmend ins Privatleben zurück. Er führt nur noch private Porträtaufträge aus. 1936 "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism" im Museum of Modern Art in New York zeigt seine frühen Holzschnitte und Schadographien.1942/43 Zerstörung seines Berliner Ateliers durch Bombenangriffe.1943 übersiedelt er nach Aschaffenburg. Im Auftrag der Stadt soll er eine Kopie der "Stuppacher Madonna" aus dem 16. Jahrhundert fertigen. 1950-1954 Entstehung der "Magischen Bilder".Ab 1960 erneute Beschäftigung mit Schadographien. Ab 1970 Ausstellungen in London, Paris und Berlin machen ihn einem breiteren Publikum bekannt. 1200 gr. Schlagworte: Grafik - vor 1945Kunst - Monographien [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Of Human Bondage

      George H. Doran, Company 1915 - First Edition, First Printing without the "Doran monogram" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL later issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap with some chipping to the top and bottom spine. The book is in excellent condition without the ubiquitous fading to the spine found on most copies. The binding is in the original green cloth with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition with a scarce dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Postcard with autograph signature.

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

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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]

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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.

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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

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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?&#157; Mawsonâ??s â??reports on geography, oceanography, glaciology, biology, terrestrial magnetism, and other scientific subjects proved of major importanceâ?&#157; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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