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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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.

      London Hodder and Stoughton n.d., circa 1915 - 20 beautiful full page color plates by Edmund Dulac. 4to, publisher’s original full red cloth lettered and elaborately decorated in pictorial designs in gilt on the spine and upper cover. A very bright, clean and handsome copy with exceptional color plates. FIRST EDITION IN THE BRIGHT RED CLOTH. Announced in June 1909, Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of the 12th century Persian RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM, newly illustrated by Edmund Dulac, became the Gift Book of the year. Each page of verses or quatrains was printed on heavy paper surrounded by delicate borders and was frequently interspersed with Dulac’s evocative paintings. After the RUBAIYAT’S publication in America, its US publisher wrote of the book."In point of excellence of art, popularity, distinction and profit the crowning achievement.was the publication of the Fitzgerald version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Edmund Dulac. The book was a joy and a treasure, Its public acceptance was immediate and great." -A.Hughey. One can see why the book received such immediate and unalloyed admiration. For on these twenty exquisitely detailed pages, one finds unsurpassed artistic expression. The viewer is irresistibly drawn into the Persian poetical world of starry nights, labrythine bazaars, dusty streets, flower perfumed bowers, and sultry royal palaces. We can almost smell the pungent incense and feel the hot air move as the fan stirs a tiny breeze. We are palpably drawn into Dulac’s hypnotic images of Middle Eastern sensation and emotion. The artist used intense but subtle tones of color to create a rich tapestry of visual contrasts, page after page. Pale flesh is swathed in delicate patterned silks and set to pose on hillsides of velvet grass. Figures emerge from opalescent nights and drink thirstily from silver goblets. Dulac vividly captures the temptations of the senses as Omar himself succumbed to them. The RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM illustrations portray a humanity, poignant and complex, as perhaps nowhere else in Dulac’s repertoire. The modern reader can partake of Fitzgerald’s spell-binding translation of one of the finest poems ever written, while sipping the spiced wine of Dulac’s sensuous illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        S. AURELI AUGUSTINI CONFESSIONUM LIBRI TREDECIM

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Unterwegs Antiquariat M.-L. Surek-Becker]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA NIAO PU: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. Aka CHIEH-TZU YUAN HUA-CHUAN: MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. MUSTARD SEED GARDEN: CHIEH-TZU YUAN HUA-CHUAN. [Japanese Title: Kaishen Ga Den]

      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.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("LOVE TO ALL, ALLAN"), FROM ALLAN BEATTIE TO MARC (BOWMAN), A TWELVE-PAGE SURVIVOR'S ACCOUNT OF THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA]

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Zeitschrift des deutschen u. österreichischen Alpen - Vereins 1915

      Verlag des deutschen u. Österreichischen Alpenverein München 1931, 1915 - 256 S., 26 cm Antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Frakturschrift K2319 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 920 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchhandel Daniel Viertel]
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        JURISPRUDENCIA CRIMINAL. Colección Completa de las Sentencias Dictadas por el Tribunal Supremo en los Recursos de Casación y Competencias en Materia Criminal des la Instalación de sus Salas 2ª y 3ª en 1870 hasta el día. 1ª edición. XXIII volúmenes consecutivos: Tomo 92 desde enero a Junio de 1914 a Tomo 114 de Julio a Diciembre 1926

      1915 - Madrid. Imprenta de la Revista de Legislación. Talleres Tipográficos y Editorial Reus, S.A. 1915-1931. Veintitres volúmenes. En 8º mayor, entre 500 y 900pp por volumen. Magnífica encuadernación homogénea plena piel española época, nervios, hierros dorados, triple tejuelo de piel, cortes jaspeados. Estupendo lote muy bien conservado y encuadernado, muy limpio. CCPB no colaciona ningún ejemplar completo. INCLUIDO GASTOS DE ENVÍO PARA ESPAÑA. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MIMO Libros]
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        An official Guide to Eastern Asia - Vol. IV: China.

      Tokyo / Department of Railways 1915 - 414 S.+ Tasche mit ausfaltbarer Karte. OLn. Sprache: Englisch, Mit Karten & Abbildungen. Titelblatt fehlt! - Einband mit einer größeren Stelle mit stärkerer Oberflächenabreibung; sonst guter Zustand! 2200 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eugen Küpper]
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        [Photo Album]: American Expeditionary Force WWI

      France. 1915-1917. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". Black leather photo album. A collection of 244 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 3.5" x 6", some with captions. A good only photo album with detached pages with very good or better photographs affixed to stiff black paper. A photo album containing photos of a marina around 1915 as well as photos apparently taken by a seaman in World War I. The early photographs show a group of men working on a large ship, both docked and at sea, including images of passing ships, men at the ship's wheel, and one of an unnamed lighthouse. After a break in the album, the second half shows a man's service, with either the Marines or Navy during World War I as part of the 1st American Expeditionary Force to France on the U.S.S. Seattle in 1917. They docked at Port St. Nazaire in France, seen here, and were the first American troops in France. According to historian, Fred Baldwin, "The USA had joined the war, fighting alongside the Allies, and chose Saint-Nazaire as one of their most important entry harbors to France and Western European battlefields. Between 1917 and 1919, almost 198,000 troops and a daily average of 4,000 tons of material transited through Saint-Nazaire." These pictures show the first U.S. troops marching through St. Nazaire, local women working for the war effort, and a photograph captioned "U.S. aeroplane." Depicted here are French troops dubbed "Frenchies" as well as French children. A few pages show German prisoners with captions like, "glad to talk to we Americans," "well fed and happy," and "glad to be in France," which assumes the lives of P.O.W.s in France was preferable to life in the trenches. There are uncaptioned photos of European towns and local people as well as sailors posed in uniform in front of stately homes and in town squares. One photo shows a group of U.S. Marines engaged in Fourth of July activities on board ship in 1917. The last few pages show the men leaving port with at-sea photographs of the crew, a large group of uniformed soldiers presumably waiting to be offloaded for a mission, and passing ships including an unnamed medical vessel. An extensive collection of an American seaman's duty during World War I. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        Autograph letter signed ("R.").

      [Munich, c. 1915]. - 8vo. 1 p. To Lou Albert-Lasard (1885-1969), with whom, at that time, Rilke was living together in Vienna: "[.] here's the Picasso. Jaffe will send the entrance cards [.] It's lovely here at Keferstrasse, last Tuesday is telling me in extasis 'Pure paradise', and Ms. Arnold is gleaming with pleasure. Dunque - R" (transl.). - In pencil; lower right corner and reverse with small traces of mounting.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        [The Richard Hannay series.]

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons [and] Hodder and Stoughton,, 1915-1940. The Thirty-Nine Steps; Greenmantle; Mr Standfast; The Three Hostages; The Island of Sheep; The Courts of The Morning; Sick Heart River. 7 individual works, octavo. Recent dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some staining and browning to page edges to The Thirty-Nine Steps, mild foxing to The Three Hostages otherwise an excellent set. All first editions, first impressions. Major-General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by Buchan. In his autobiography, Memory Hold-the-Door, Buchan suggests that the character is based, in part, on Edmund Ironside, from Edinburgh, a spy during the Second Boer War.

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        The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

      John Lane 1915 Hardcover without jacket. Scarce first edition. Slightly cocked, with few marks on rear board. Edges and spine sides are slightly worn; leading corners and spine ends are bumped and fraying a little. Label over upper edge of front pastedown, partially visible on upper edge of front board. Very few small, minor marks on discoloured page block. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Endpapers are tanned; minor foxing and age - related marks on a few pages within - never obscuring text. Hinge is slightly weak from age in a few places, the most noticeable instance being at p.272 / 3, but all pages remain intact. Very few pages have faintly creased leading corners. Despite these minor imperfections caused mainly by age, item is well - preserved, and all text remains clear. TS Used

      [Bookseller: Psychobabel & Skoob Books]
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        Teatral'naia gazeta. Stsena. Ekran

      Moskva: 1915-17. First. Wrappers, 4to. (Vishnevskii 339). First "thick" Russian film-theatre journal. Issues from the third, fourth and fifth years of publication. (1915) no.28 (12 July 1915),no. 30, no. 33, no 43, no. 47, no. 50( Tairov c.), no. 51, no. 52, (1916 ) no. 1,(3 January 1916), no.4, no. 5, no. 8, no. 9, no. 10, no. 11,no. 13, no.16, no.17, no. 18, no. 19, no. 20, no. 21, no. 22, no. 23, no. 24, no. 25, no. 26(Pavlova cover), no. 27, no. 28, no. 29, no 30, no. 31(Karsavina cover), no. 33(Shaliapin cover), no. 34, no. 35, no. 36, no. 37, no. 38, no. 39, no. 40, no. 41, no. 43, no. 44, no. 45, no. 47, no. 49, no. 50, no. 52, (1917) no. 1(1 January 1917), no. 2, no. 3, no. 5(A. Koonen cover), no. 16(S. Bernar cover) , no. 24, no. 25(Pavlova cover) , no. 36-37, no. 38, no. 41, no 41 (11 October 1917). This journal began in 1913 and lasted until late 1917 or early 1918. 59 issues. Venues for theatre and film people. Very rare as no issues or microfilm can be located (quantity 59). Very good.

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        ZERLEGBARE BRÜCKEN*. Übersicht: A. Straßenbrücken: Bauweise S zur Überbrückung von Öffnungen bis zu 15 m. . Bauweise H zur Überbrückung von Öffnungen bis zu 25 m. - Bauweise G (hauptsächlich für das Gebirge bestimmt) zur Überbrückung von Öffnungen bis 30m. B: Eisenbahnbrücken: Bauweise T zur Überrbrückung von Öffnungen von 4 m bis 24m. - Bauweise V zur Überbrückung von Öffnungen von 24 bis 40 m. Bauweise K zur Überbrückung von Öffnungen von 40 m bis 80 m .

      Friedrich Krupp AG 1915 (ca,. ohne Jahresangabe.) - Skizzenpapier gebräunt, Einabd mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, altersgemäß **SEHR GUTER ZUSTAND!** 32 Seiten und 14 Planskizzen. Deutsch 355g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Zeit-Echo - Ein Kriegs-Tagebuch der Künstler 1914/15 - Jahrgang 1 - Eduard Graf Keyserling, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Franz Blei, Max Brod, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Martin Buber, Georg Simmmel, Paul Klee (Lithographie: "Der Tod für die Idee") etc.

      Graphik-Verlag, München, Berlin 1915 - Kompletter Jahrgang 1: Heft 1 - 12; Literarische Beiträge von Eduard Graf Keyserling, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Franz Blei, Franz Werfel, Max Brod, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Martin Buber, Theodor Däubler, Oskar Loerke, Georg Simmmel, Hermann Hesse, Alfred Kerr, Annette Kolb, Arno Holz, Johannes R. Becher, Georg Trakl, Hans Kyper, Albert Ehrenstein, Friedrich Karinthy, Alfred Wolfenstein, Robert Walser, Franz Theodor Csokor, Alfons Paquet etc.; Künstlerische Beiträge von Max Unold, Erwin Scharff, Richard Seewald, Alfred Kubin, Paul Klee (Lithographie: "Der Tod für die Idee", Jan. 1915, zit. MoMA No. 549.1951), Franz Seckendorf, Oskar Kokoschka, Maria Caspar-Filser, Adolf Schinnerer u.v.a.m. 184 S. Fraktur. Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen. Einband etwas lichtrandig, sehr wenig angeschmutzt, Rücken leicht angeschmutzt, Vorderdeckel mit leichter Beriebspur, Schnitt und Seiten leicht lichtrandig, teils etwas stockfleckig, keine Anstreichungen, keine Beschädigungen, guter Zustand. Size: gr.8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1915. Signed Limited Edition. . Hardcover. Good.. Small Folio - 9" x 11.5. [D-Case]. xv, 147 pp. [1915]. Hardcover, bound in pictorial gilt stamped vellum, top edge gilt, fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. The Limited American edition, #46 of 100 copies signed by Rackham. Includes 12 tipped-in color plates. The cover is spotted with a slight bow. Lacks the silk string ties. Some darkening to the exposed edges.

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        THE GOOD SOLDIER

      New York/London:: John Lane,. 1915.. First edition. The American issue. One of his most famous and scarcest works, a novel set just before World War I, which chronicles the tragic lives of two "perfect couples" using intricate flashbacks. Provenance, R. P Blackmur, poet, critic and teacher, with his name blind-stamped in small letters on front endpaper. Light wear on corners and spine ends with spine a bit faded and a name writtten on endpaper, still about very good. Lacking dust jacket. .

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        Ms. Dokument mit eigenh. U.

      Budapest, September 1915 - Folio. 1 p. Vordruck eines Bezugscheins. Mit hübschem Namenszug Bartoks.

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        Betrachtung. Zweite Ausgabe. Leipzig, Kurt Wolff (1915). 4to. 4 Blatt, 99 S. Hellbrauner Orig.-Kartbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel sowie Verlagssignet.

      0 - Betrachtung ist Franz Kafkas erstes veröffentlichtes Buch, und enthält 18 Prosatexte. Der Band trägt die Widmung Kafkas "Für M. B.", also den Freund Max Brod. Titelauflage der ersten Ausgabe von 800 Exemplaren, angefertigt im Oktober 1915 nach der Trennung Kurt Wolffs von Rowohlt. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt waren von der Erstausgabe ca. 300 Exemplare verkauft, diese sind teilweise nummeriert. Für die restlichen 500 Exemplare wurde ein neues Titelblatt mit neuer Verlagsangabe gedruckt. Außergewöhnlich schönes und sauberes Exemplar dieser sehr selten Ausgabe. - Raabe 146,1. - Dietz 16. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MOTHER GOOSE

      RICHARDSON, FREDERICK. MOTHER GOOSE. (VOLLAND) MOTHER GOOSE arranged by Eulalie Grover. Chicago: Volland (1915). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), blue gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, FINE IN ORIGINAL BOX! (box flaps repaired else VG+). 1st ed. of one of the most lavish productions done by Volland. Magnificently illustrated by FREDERICK RICHARDSON, each page is a richly colored full page illustration with the rhyme inserted into a box within the picture, This is a wonderful copy of one of the best 20th century Mother Goose books.

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        Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery.

      - Saint Louis, Mo., The Laryngoscope Company Publishers, 1915, 4°, 710 pp., XXV, (1) pp. Index, mit 490 Abbildungen und 6 farb. Tafeln, Leinenband der Zeit; beigelegt ein eigenhändiges Schreiben von Chevalier Jackson. First Edition! - Chevalier Jackson (1865-1958) work reduced the risks involved in a tracheotomy. He essentially invented the modern science of endoscopy of the upper airway and esophagus, using hollow tubes with illumination the esophagoscopes and bronchoscopes. Jackson developed methods for removing foreign bodies from the esophagus and the airway with great safety - a huge advance for a condition that previously had often been a death sentence, with a high mortality from the object itself or from complications of chest surgery in the 19th century. - In his Philadelphia bronchoscope clinic he trained numerous students and physicians in his techniques. Jackson also contributed to the development of laryngeal surgery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 31. XII. 1915. - 2½ SS. 8vo. À Marcel MONMARCHE, directeur des Guides Bleus: « Il m’avait suffi de l’aimable obstination de Louis Hachette à ne pas agréer mes raisons pour être aussi sûr de son refus final que de notre victoire sur les Allemands : tellement sûr que déjà je cherchais ailleurs une occupation, un désennui. Si j’avais su que vous aviez pour les subséquents volumes de l’Antibédéqueur (proscrivons l’orthographe allemande) un aide éprouvé [.] je n’aurais pas posé ma candidature. Mes raisons sont bonnes, parce que malgré mon long stage ici-bas (sans croire au là-haut) j’ai encore de l’ardeur, de la rapidité, et que je m’adapte sans peine au travail que je m’impose ». Mais il comprend très bien que « l’antibédéqueur » se serve d’ouvriers expérimentés. ON JOINT 2 ENVOIS a.s. au même, Paris 3 décembre 1915, au dos des pages de titre de Guillaume II ou Le Vieux de la Montage et du Partage de l’Allemagne, et une petite photo.

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        Teatral 'naia gazeta Ezhenedel'noe izdanie, posvyashchennoe iskustvu i bytu teatra [Theater Newspaper A weekly publication devoted to art and life of the theater]

      Moscow: Teatral 'Naia Gazeta, 1915-17. 4to. Original wrappers. Some light staining and damage to backstrips. A short run of this very rare Russian film/theater journal, first published in 1913, running only through late 1917 or early 1918. 59 issues only in 58 parts, comprising: 1915 parts 28, 30, 33, 43, 47, 50, 51, 52; 1916 parts 1, 4, 5, 8-11, 13, 16-31, 33-41, 43-45, 47, 49, 50, 52; 1917 parts 2, 3, 5, 16, 24, 25, 36/37, 38, 41. OCLC records no copies or microfilm in institutional hands. Vishnevskii 339.

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        Moor Park, Rickmansworth: A Series of Photographs

      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1915. With an Introduction by Lady Ebury. Small quarto. Original green paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board black. 20 tipped-in plates. Boards toned, edges bumped, spine and tips partially worn, contents faintly foxed with clean plates, hinges sound. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the photographer, "To Lawrence J. Gomme, with best wishes from Alvin Langdon Coburn. Xmas 1915." Gomme (1883-1974) was a friend of Coburn and an exhibitor of his works. Laid-in is correspondence between Gomme and a bookseller in 1971, who had bought the book and tracked down Gomme's address. An astonished Gomme, unsure as to how the book left his possession, writes "I am curious to know how you acquired the Volume…I remember the book very well and had it in my possession at the time I closed the shop to do war work in 1917." Gomme, later a bookseller himself, became the first President of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) in 1949.

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        [Photo Album]: American Expeditionary Force WWI

      France. 1915-1917. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12.5". Black leather photo album. A collection of 244 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 2.5" x 3.5" and 3.5" x 6", some with captions. A good only photo album with detached pages with very good or better photographs affixed to stiff black paper. A photo album containing photos of a marina around 1915 as well as photos apparently taken by a seaman in World War I. The early photographs show a group of men working on a large ship, both docked and at sea, including images of passing ships, men at the ship's wheel, and one of an unnamed lighthouse. After a break in the album, the second half shows a man's service, with either the Marines or Navy during World War I as part of the 1st American Expeditionary Force to France on the U.S.S. Seattle in 1917. They docked at Port St. Nazaire in France, seen here, and were the first American troops in France. According to historian, Fred Baldwin, "The USA had joined the war, fighting alongside the Allies, and chose Saint-Nazaire as one of their most important entry harbors to France and Western European battlefields. Between 1917 and 1919, almost 198,000 troops and a daily average of 4,000 tons of material transited through Saint-Nazaire." These pictures show the first U.S. troops marching through St. Nazaire, local women working for the war effort, and a photograph captioned "U.S. aeroplane." Depicted here are French troops dubbed "Frenchies" as well as French children. A few pages show German prisoners with captions like, "glad to talk to we Americans," "well fed and happy," and "glad to be in France," which assumes the lives of P.O.W.s in France was preferable to life in the trenches. There are uncaptioned photos of European towns and local people as well as sailors posed in uniform in front of stately homes and in town squares. One photo shows a group of U.S. Marines engaged in Fourth of July activities on board ship in 1917. The last few pages show the men leaving port with at-sea photographs of the crew, a large group of uniformed soldiers presumably waiting to be offloaded for a mission, and passing ships including an unnamed medical vessel. An extensive collection of an American seaman's duty during World War I. .

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        Der Krieg zur See 1914 - 1918 - Der Handelskrieg mit U-Booten - 1. - 3. Band,

      . 1. Band: Vorgechichte. 2. Band: Februar bis September 1915. 3. Band: Oktober 1915 bis Januar 1917. Berlin, Mittler & Sohn, 1932 f., Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband, 269 + 299 + 400, Karten, In Band 2 + 3 Widmung der Offiziere der Offiziermesse "Wolf" (Torpedobbot) an ihren Kommandanten, Rücken Band 2 + 3 ausgeblichen, sonst Zustand 2 (C).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      Wien, 9. IV. 1915.. ½ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse und Absender.. An seinen Graphiklehrer Robert Philippi: "Ihr Sessel zu 12 K ist schon fertig, - Sie können ihn schon holen lassen. / Herzl. Grüsse / Schiele". - Die Adreßseite im Unterrand stark gebräunt (farbverschmiert).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Zeitschrift für alte und werdende Kunst. Hrsg. v. Hans Mardersteig, Carl Georg Heise u. Kurt Pinthus. Jahrgang I-III (Alles Erschienene). München, Kurt Wolff Verlag 1919-21. Folio. 1007 S. Mit 16 Orig.-Graphiken und zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen, montiert in den Text oder auf Tafeln. Orig.-Halbpergamentbde. mit farbigen Rückenschildern u. vergoldeten Deckelvignetten.

      0 - Vollständige Folge der bedeutenden und repräsentativen Kunstzeitschrift, die vor allem wegen der Orig.-Graphik sehr geschätzt ist. Bei den literarischen Beiträgen handelt es sich meist um Erstdrucke, so auch bei Franz Kafka "Erstes Leid" (Dietz 61). Die folgenden Orig.-Graphiken sind enthalten: Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, Kopf, Holzschnitt 1915 - Richard Seewald, Der Hirte, Holzschnitt schablonenkoloriert - Karl Casssspa, Johannes auf Patmos, Lithographie 1918 - Franz Marc, Tierlegende, Holzschnitt 1912 - Heinrich Nauen, Mutter und Kind, Radierung 1919 - Ignatz Epper, Mädchenkopf, Lithographie 1919 - Erich Heckel, Mädchenkopf, Holzschnitt 1913 - Georg Ehrlich, Tröstung, Lithographie 1920 - Frans Masereel, Buisiness-Man, Holzschnitt 1920 - Max Kaus, Kopf, Holzschnitt 1920 - André Rouveyre, Kopf, Holzschnitt 1920 - Edwin Scharff, Die Brüder, Lithographie 1920 - Alexander Archipenko, Figürliche Komposition, Lithographie 1920 - Karl Hofer, Das Nest, Lithographie 1920 - Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Lesender Mann, Holzschnitt 1921 - Alexander Kanold, Klausen, Lithographie 1921. Sehr schönes Exemplar in der seltenen Halbpergamentausgabe. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 74. - Jentsch 72. - Göbel 419. - Söhn 120.

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        Sju böcker om Konung Carl X Gustafs bragder.

      1915 1915 - Öfversatta af Adolf Hillman. 2 bd. Stockholm: Hæggström 1915. Med talrige tavler, nogle udfoldelige. Folio. 698 + [1] s. Oplag 300 numr. eksemplarer. Indbundet med de orig. foromslag og helt guldsnit i smukt poleret helskind af kalv, rigt dekoreret med guld på ryg og permer samt bred indvendig guldbordure; i foret kassetter. Bindene signeret Gust. Hedberg. K. Hofbokbindera Stockholm. * Første svenske oversættelse af det berømte værk, som udkom på tysk, fransk og latin i slutningen af 1600-tallet.

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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual 1914-1915 Double Volume The Wilderness of Zin (Archaeological Report) with a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Tod

      London Palestine Exploration Fund 1915 - Hardback 1st Edition, 4to, xvi prelims and intro by T. E. Lawrence, 147pp text with 59 figures and 2 maps in text and 37 tissue guarded plates at rear, vi index and 4pp publisher's adverts. Fine in quarter black cloth with gilt titles, grey boards with black titles. Original glassine wrapper with loss at rear top and spine and some creasing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914–1915 The Wilderness of Zin

      London: by order of the Committee,, 1915. (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Tod. Quarto. Original quarter blue cloth, grey boards, titles to spine gilt and to front board in black. Folding plan and 37 plates. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper; small inscription to rear pastedown. Spine a little faded, boards with a few scuffs and spots, front board slightly worn at corners, faint foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy with exceptionally bright contents. First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey was a military venture in the guise of an archaeological expedition, preparation for the war the British believed was imminent. Publication in the respected academic journal of the Palestine Exploration Fund was a whitewash to disguise the military nature of the undertaking. The Wilderness of Zin was Lawrence's first work to appear in book form.

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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914–1915. The Wilderness of Zin. (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Tod.

      London: by order of the Committee, 1915 - Quarto. Original quarter blue cloth, grey boards, titles to spine gilt and to front board in black. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper; small inscription to rear pastedown. Spine a little faded, boards with a few scuffs and spots, front board slightly worn at corners, faint foxing to endpapers. An excellent copy with exceptionally bright contents. Folding plan and 37 plates. First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey was a military venture in the guise of an archaeological expedition, preparation for the war the British believed was imminent. Publication in the respected academic journal of the Palestine Exploration Fund was a whitewash to disguise the military nature of the undertaking. The Wilderness of Zin was Lawrence's first work to appear in book form. O'Brien A004 C.

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        Photograph Signed

      1915. Signed. DUNCAN, Isadora.Photograph Signed.No place: no date.Splendid signed photograph of dancer Isadora Duncan, seated in a folding chair, wearing a diaphanous gown, very boldly signed in the upper mount."Isadora Duncan created a new form of dance that was rooted not in spectacle but in expression… a genre of dancing that utilized the entire body in subtle and dynamically powerful ways" (ANB). This lovely portrait has been delicately framed in two shades of gray and antique gilt.Fine condition.

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        Sju böcker om Konung Carl X Gustafs bragder.

      Öfversatta af Adolf Hillman. 2 bd. Stockholm: Hæggström 1915. Med talrige tavler, nogle udfoldelige. Folio. 698 + [1] s. Oplag 300 numr. eksemplarer. Indbundet med de orig. foromslag og helt guldsnit i smukt poleret helskind af kalv, rigt dekoreret med guld på ryg og permer samt bred indvendig guldbordure; i foret kassetter. Bindene signeret Gust. Hedberg. K. Hofbokbindera Stockholm.. Første svenske oversættelse af det berømte værk, som udkom på tysk, fransk og latin i slutningen af 1600-tallet

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