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        THE LOG OF THE SNARK. (Inscribed and signed by author)

      NY: Macmillan, 1915. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Slight rubbing to edges of covers, top edge a bit dusty, 2-inch split at bottom of front inner hinge neatly mended, overall very good. Original blue cloth with title and decoration in gilt, small octavo (5.5 x 7.5 inches), 487 pp., [5] pages publisher advertisements at rear; 20 b/w photo plates. Jack London's wife, Charmian's own account, from her on-board log, of the ill-fated Snark trip (Jack's book was titled "Cruise of the Snark"). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "Dear Jessie - Well, here's the old 'Log' between covers at last! Affectionately yours, Charmian. Glen Ellen, November 23, 1915." Mounted to the front fixed endpaper is a vintage albumin silverprint photograph of Jack and Charmian London next to the Snark's beached dinghy. In the picture, Charmian's arm is draped around a small dog and she has written in ink on the endpaper next to the dog, with lines onto the picture to indicate the animal, the single word "Peggy." This same Peggy was the London's beloved pet on board the Snark during the latter part of the abortive voyage. Peggy's real story is told in the introduction to Jack London's novel "Jerry of the Islands," wherein is confessed that the London's stole the "adorable Irish terrier puppy" from the skipper of the teak-built ketch , the Minota, in the Solomon Islands. London goes on to say that Peggy was the model and inspiration for Jerry: "Had it not been for Peggy, this book would never have been written . . . Dear royal, glorious little dog . . ."

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        Allos Makar. Fünf Kreidelithographien in: Zeit-Echo. Ein Kriegstagebuch der Künstler, Heft 20.

      Munich and Berlin, Graphik-Verlag 1915.. 25 : 16,5 cm. pages 287 - 312 With 5 original lithographs by skar Kokoschka. Original grey wrappers with title on front cover.. Five lithographs for the greek tragedy 'Allos Makler' by Oskar Kokoschka. Translated by himself as 'Other then happy'. The title of the play is a anagrammatical change of the first names Alma - Oskar. - Wingler-W. 69 - 73.

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        Le serpent de la Genèse - Première septaine : Le temple de Satan ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Hector & Henri Durville, 1915. Fine. Hector & Henri Durville, Paris 1915, 14,5x23cm, relié. - Posthumous republication of this volume originally appeared in the 1891.binding bradel half calico burgundy, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, part of title black sheepskin, flat marbled paper, corners bumped, contemporary binding. Our copy is enriched with a half-title page of the first edition with a handwritten dedication signed by the author Paul Ginisty. This page connected to the remainder of the half-title page of the 1915 edition has a small marginal restore using a piece illustrated with 23 engravings adhésive.Ouvrage out-foxing texte.Rares without gravité.Les shipments autographs Stanislas de Guaita signed are rare and sought after. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réédition posthume de ce volume paru initialement en 1891. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline bordeaux, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, pièce de titre de basane noire, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'une page de faux-titre de l'édition originale comportant un envoi autographe signé de Stanislas de Guaïta à Paul Ginisty. Cette page reliée à la suite de la page de faux titre de l'édition de 1915 comporte une petite restauration marginale à l'aide d'une pièce adhésive. Ouvrage illustré de 23 gravures hors-texte. Rares rousseurs sans gravité.Les envois autographes signés de Stanislas de Guaïta sont rares et recherchés.

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        The Valley of Fear

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1915., 1915. First UK edition. Octavo, pp. 306, 6 pages of advertisements. Publisher's red cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and front, bottom edge uncut. With later red cloth protective wrapper. Some moderate spotting throughout. Slight lean to the bookblock. Covers shows quite heavy wear with fading to the spine which has also got some small gouges and stains. Otherwise a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Werwick (Belgien), 22. II. 1915.. 1 S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An seine Ehefrau Edith: "Jetzt sind wir schon seit ein paar Tagen hier und freuen uns, mal wieder was anderes zu sehen und zu hören. Es sind eine ganze Reihe studierter Leute hier und es bedarf durchaus keiner grossen Kenntnisse um die Sachen zu machen. Aber ein paar Wochen wird es wohl dauern, das macht ja aber nichts, denn irgend welche anstrengende Tätigkeit haben wir nicht. Heute Mittag wurde uns hier der grosse Sieg bei Augustow mit den 100 000 Russen gemeldet. Statt 1 kommandierender General und 3 Divisionskommandeuren war irrtümlich von 11 K. Gen. und 33 Divisionskommandeure gedrahtet worden. Ungeheurer Jubel hier, Fahnen wurden herausgeholt, soweit vorhanden und vor allem mussten die Glocken geläutet werden. Da nun gerade englische Gefangene in der Kirche lagen, so wurden diese zum Läuten kommandiert. Die armen engl. boys mussten nun die Niederlage ihrer Bundesgenossen beläuten, auch keine angenehme Tätigkeit [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ESCOLA DE DECORACIO - Recull de Treballs. Ecole fondé par Joaquin TORRES GARCIA.

      1915 - Barcelona, 1915. Mulleras & C.a. Un volume au format 117X197mm, 29 pages. Couverture illustrée de Manolita Pina (qui deviendra sa femme). 21 illustrations, 7 textes. Très rare recueil de travaux de l'Escola de Decoracio, première école fondée par J. Torres Garcia. Couverture restaurée. Voir les 5 photos. (Torres Garcia, vanguardias, modern art, arte moderno). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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        The Yellow Claw

      Lippincott's Magazine. 1915, 39. First appearance in print, bound from the parts. 8vo. Attractively bound in recent half green morocco leather with gilt titles to spine, black title label. Green cloth boards and plain endpapers. Bound from the parts extracted form the 1915 issues of Lippincott's Magazine predating the first US edition in book form, the first appearance of one of Mr.Rohmer's more melodramatic stories, which for the man who created Fu-Manchu, master of the Si-Fan, is saying something. As far as he was concerned if it didn't have an opium den in there somewhere it just wasn't a story. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Water Babies

      London, Constable & Co.,, 1915. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to the upper board taken from the original cover gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 8 colour plates and many black and white illustrations throughout the text. Minor foxing to a couple of pages, an excellent copy beautifully bound. First Robinson Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

      London: Duckworth and Co.,, [1915]. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. With 12 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous monochrome illustrations throughout. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Robinson edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      . . 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        VICTORY

      Methuen 1915 - First edition. Original red cloth lettered in gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on publication on the front endpaper, "To Sir Sidney and Lady Colvin with great affection from J.C. 1915". A very good copy indeed with covers a shade dusty and a small mark to the spine. Unobtrusive bookplate to the front pastedown. Sir Sidney Colvin had been Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Cambridge and Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum between 1884 and 1912. He was introduced to Conrad by H.G. Wells and the period from 1913 onwards show them as close friends with a regular correspondence and meetings often discussing Conrad's work and Colvin's reviews of other novelists. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Mot, COMPLETE Nos 1-20 COCTEAU Jean & IRIBE Paul

      1915 A complete unbound set of this classic production. Jean Cocteau was the principal contributor both of text and cartoons(under the pseudonym "Jim"). All published Nos 1 to 20.(1914-15). Now exceptionally scarce especially unbound. Sheets a little dark and some sheets separating but good for the age Numbers 1-3 rather worn. More photos on request. Un ensemble complet non relié de cette production classique de Jean Cocteau. Maintenant exceptionnellement rares. Feuilles un peu sombres et quelques feuilles de séparation, mais bon pour l'âge. Numbers 1-3 plutôt portés. Plus de photos sur demande

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        The Thirty-Nine [39] Steps,

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

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        Belgian Canal Boat Fund for Relief of the Civil Population Behind the Firing Lines

      London: Hill, Siffken & Co., 1915. Poster. 29.25 x 19.5 inches This poster is mounted on linen and is in excellent condition with a stamp in the upper right hand corner. It features a young child staring forward as his mother is hunched over in despair. The scene is rendered in black and white and the composition is both striking and elegant. This poster is a wonderful document for anyone interested in Belgian heritage or World War I.

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        Geografía general del Pais Vasco - Navarro (6 Vol.)

      Alberto Martín. 1915 Barcelona. 28 cm. 6 v. il, mapas, planos. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampada. Dirigida por Francisco Carreras y Candi. t. 1 - 2. Provincia de Navarra / por Julio Altadil [t. 3]. Provincia de Vizcaya / por Carmelo Echegaray [t. 4]. Provincia de Álava / por Vicente Vera [t. 5]. Provincia de Guipúzcoa / por Serapio Múgica [t. 6]. País Vasco - Navarro. Geografía. Navarra (Comunidad Autónoma). Geografía. Carreras i Candi, Francesc. Cubierta deslucida, abundantes anotaciones del anterior propietario en la primera página de algunos tomos. Cubierta deslucida. (=139955=) Ver imagen

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        CYCLING, The Military Cyclists' Journal, Volume 49, Issue No1251 August 18th 1915 to issue No 1275 24th June 1915

      Temple Press Ltd, 1915, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First Edition Size: 210 x 270 mm. 452 pages. Item Type: Book. Complete first half year of 1915's issues bound in the attractive original Publisher's decorative green boards in very good condition with a little rubbing to extremities but gilt titles still clear, if a little dull on spine, but front cover is bright. Contents are generally browned with the edges slightly darker typical with newsprint paper especially of this age but overall very good condition. The vast majority are in very good + condition with lots of illustrations including a map showing the area (Metropolitan Police District) within which one must display a Rear Light until the war ends. Most cyclists still seem to think that this Law is still in operation ie a rear light is NOT needed outside London. A super scarce item. Why do most sellers not describe their actual item on Amazon? Buy with confidence, support a genuine Independent Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop and help to preserve our High Streets as interesting places to shop. We are Maynard & Bradley CAMBO & PBFA (now lapsed) members here in Leicester City Centre, UK. +44 116 253 2712 Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Cycling; Manufacturing; Britain/UK; 1914-18; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 00295.

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        The "Genius"

      New York: The John Lane Company, 1915 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Dreiser on the title page: "For - / Geo. T. Keating / from / Theodore Dreiser / N.Y. 1919". Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Near fine or better, with a hint of light soiling to the boards, bookseller's plate to the rear pastedown, former owner's bookplate laid in, bright and clean pages. Overall, a bright and fresh copy. Housed in a custom green quarter morocco slipcase. Dreiser inscribed this copy of The "Genius" to noted bibliophile George Thomas Keating, manager of the New York clay and ceramics dealer Moore & Munger. The "Genius," the author's fifth novel, tells the story of the fictional Eugene Witla, a painter whose strong sexual desires prevent him from achieving happiness in spite of his artistic success. The text is divided into three sections that reflect the stages of Witla's life: "Youth," "Struggle," and "Revolt." A semi-autobiographical text, The "Genius" was one of Dreiser's favorite novels; when critics decried the text and libraries refused to shelve it because of its scandalous subject matter, Dreiser defended his novel publicly and in his introductions to later editions.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GRAMMAR OF THE TIBETAN LANGUAGE WITH THE TEXTS OF SITUHL SUMRTAGS, DAG-JE SAL-WAI ME-LONG AND SITUHL SHAL-LUN.

      ORIGINAL EDITION OF THE LEGENDARY RESOURCE 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, inoriginal cloth binding,good solid copy. RARE FIRST EDITION 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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        The Good Soldier

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1915. A Tale of Passion. Octavo. Original brick red cloth, titles to front board in white and to spine gilt, decoration to front board in blind, top edge dyed brown. Spine gently rolled, corners and ends of spine lightly bumped and with mild rubbing, spine lightly toned, pages with toning and occasional spotting to pages. A lovely copy. First edition, first impression, English issue, with the correct order of publishers in the imprint on the title page. "A masterpiece of modernist technique, using an unreliable narrator to piece together a complex plot of sexual intrigue and betrayal through elaborate time-shifts" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Beskrivande och illustrerad förteckning över de upplagor av Sveriges landskapslagar, landslagar och stadslagar som av trycket blivit utgivna intill dess Sveriges rikes lag blev gillad och antagen på riksdagen år 1734. Bibliografi [A descriptive and illustrated list of editions of Swedish codes of law and statute books published until the approval and passing of the Statute Book of Sweden at the session of the Riksdag in 1734. A bibliography].

      1915 - Stockholm, 1915. (2 blanks,6),VIII,84,(1,3 blanks,1) pp. & 1 folded plate & 14 original leaves.Sewn as issued and uncut in a defective protective slipcase on which the name Treffenberg is written.Printed in 350 numbered copies, of which this is no. XIV of 30 copies containing original leaves from different law editions printed between 1607 and 1688. A splendid publication by the brothers Lagerström in Stockholm of a very well-made bibliography which is the obvious standard work on the subject. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: George H. Doran and Company, 1915. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue binding, first issue text with "help" on page 257, line four. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Lean to spine. Cloth rubbed at extremities, several small water drops and mild discoloration to cloth at bottom of front board. Rear hinge slightly cracked, with front hinge tender. Previous owner name and mark to front endsheets, and erased on title page. Pages show reading wear and creased corners. The title of Maugham's heavily autobiographical novel was borrowed from a section of Spinoza's Ethics, in which he writes that humans are unable to control their emotions, and therefore are living in bondage.

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        En Ræffue Bog. Herman Weigeres Oversættelse af Reinke de Vos. Udgivet for Det danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab ved Niels Møller. Ordbog af R. Sandfeld Jensen. 3 dele i 3 bind.

      Gyldendal, København 1915-23. 601 + 301+250 sider pp. Vedlagt Niels Møller Weigeres originalmanuskript (fundet 1919). Tillæg til Andet bind Første halvbind MCMXX. Vedlagt Ukomplet eksemplar af udgaven fra 1656, Heftet, og med en del mangler og løse og revede sider. 1. bind, teksten indbundet i et smukr privat halvlæder med ophøjede bånd og blindtryk samt guldtekst på ryggen. Med de originale omslag medindbundet. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. De 2 sidste bind i heftet udførelse.. 15040627

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        BOY SCOUTS IN CAMP

      - SCOUTING. BOY SCOUTS IN CAMP. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1915. Housed in the original box is a COMPLETE SET OF 22 BOY SCOUT FIGURES. The box measures 16 1/2 x 8 3/4" with a color plate mounted on the cover. The flaps have been nicely reinforced and the box is in VG+ condition. The scouting figures are mounted on heavy card and set into wooden bases. There is also a folding tent labeled "Boy Scouts Company A" with an American flag attached. The scouts are in two scouting patrols each with a leader and seven scouts plus a fife and rum corps with 4 drummers and 2 pipers. All pieces are complete and unbroken. The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and this is an early and wonderful scouting toy not often found complete in such nice condition.

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        Boon, the Mind of the Race, the Wild Asses of the Devil and the Last Trump

      London: T. Fisher Unwin 1915, 1st Edition. () 342pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. Original green gilt decorated cloth. Gilt title on spine. Foredge of text block a bit foxed. Text block is clean and crisp. Dustwrapper is intact and in very nice condition except for a closed tear on the bottom of the rear joint. Wells Society 57. Very scarce in the wrapper and this nice of condition..

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        Reklame-Marken-Sammlung.

      Ca. 1915, - 4°, 19 Bll., davon 29 Seiten bestückt, illustr. Orig.-Pappbd. mit Titelvergoldung und Jugendstilschmuck - alle Marken sind fest montiert und in guter Erhaltung, nur vereinzelt doppelt - einige Albumblätter lose, Einband bestoßen und lichtrandig - bei Interesse mailen wir Ihnen gerne eine Excel-Datei mit einem Inhaltsverzeichnis [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The glittering traje de luces - suit of lights - worn by the great Mexican matador Alejandro del Hierro - presented by him to Patricia McCormick, the first North American female bullfighter

      Mexico, 1915-1917. "The ""Suit of Lights"" consisting of three pieces: talaguilla (pants), chaquetilla (short rigid vest) and waist coat.Patricia McCormick (1929-2013) quit college for bullfighting, persuading Alejandro del Hierro, a retired matador, to be her mentor and later her manager. She made her bullfighting debut on September 9, 1951, in Juárez Mexico. ""The Big Spring Daily Herald"" reported afterward that a bull trampled her twice and tossed her with its horns before she plunged the estoque between its shoulders. The crowd showered her with roses, and the judges awarded her the bull?s ear, signifying a superior performance. After killing the animal, Miss McCormick, streaked in blood, knelt down and stroked its head. ?I loved the brave bull,? she later wrote in ?Lady Bullfighter,? her memoir. In 1952, she was the first American woman invited to join Mexico?s matador union.Patricia McCormick was not allowed to wear the male matador's glittering traje de luces, or suit of lights. After retiring, del Hierro gave her his ""suit of lights,"" the glittering traje de luces here offered."

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        WORKS AND LIFE OF WALTER BAGEHOT

      1915 - BARRINGTON, Mrs. Russell, ed. THE WORKS AND LIFE OF WALTER BAGEHOT. London; New York, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras: Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. A scarce set complete in 10 volumes (First 9 volumes are his works; Volume 10 is his biography). Volume 10 is illustrated. 8vo., brick cloth, title and decoration in gilt to spine. Ex-library; bookplate to front pastedowns and no other marks. Minor bumping to board perimeters of a few volumes. Minor scuffing to Volume 1. Dampstaining to bottom-edge of bookblock near fore-corner on volumes 3 and 10; splattering to lower fore- edges of boards and bookblocks. Some paste-action to endpapers, else clean and fresh within. A very good set.

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        Travels in Alaska

      Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company, , 1915. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition. [after limited edition]. 8vo; xii, 326, [4] pages. One of 2,640 copies of this Printing [BAL 14771]. Colored half - tone illustration on front cover clean and bright, Minor bumping to tips, Original tissue guard present with frontispiece. Top edge gilt. Illustrated with photographs. Dust jacket very aged. Wear on edges. breaks along edges. Some tape reinforcement on inside.___Travels in Alaska is John Muir's journal of his 1879, 1880, and 1890 trips to southeast Alaska's glaciers, rivers, and temperate rain forests. For Muir, the wilderness was a medicine or spiritual tonic. Much of "Travels in Alaska" is given to glaciers, including their descriptions, their influence on the landscape, their geological record, the discovery of new glaciers, and other characteristics of these moving rivers of ice. When describing glaciers, John Muir offers descriptive powers unequaled among authors on nature. John Muir's tales of adventure and exploration in Alaska elevate this travelogue to the rank of literature This was John Muir's last book; he died while preparing it for publication. .

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        The EVIL-EYE. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts.; Presented by the Princeton University Triangle Club 1915 - 1916. Book by E. Wilson Jr.

      Cincinnati: The John Church Co. (1915). 92 pp. Edmund Wilson also associated with the production (cf. Ramsey, p. 1). VG (wrappers restored/front wrapper shorter than text block by 3mm/some marginal paper repair to preliminary blank & last leaf/faint semi-circular stain in text block fore margin).

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        Constantinople: Eight Poems

      London: Privately printed at The Complete Press,, 1915. Octavo. Original blue wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black, edges uncut. Housed in a custom blue solander box, lettered and blocked with a half moon in gilt, and marbled inners. Edges a little nicked and faded, rust mark to title page continuing through next two pages and to verso of front wrapper. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to her mother on the verso of the front wrapper: "B.M., Hever, April 25th 1915." "Bonne Mama" or "B.M." was Vita Sackville-West's nickname for her mother.

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        The Thirty-Nine [39] Steps

      London, William Blackwood and Sons. 1915, 1915. FIRST EDITION: 8vo. pp. 253 + pp. 2 ads. Publisher's light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. Cheap paper stock means some toning as usual, but much lighter that usually seen. A near fine copy. Shows well; a very good copy, housed in a custom-made leather clamshell box. The famous novel which introduced spy-catcher Richard Hannay. Basis for several movie adaptations; the most notable being the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which is considered one of the legendary director's greatest pictures. Blanchard. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Camera Work: Issue Number 48

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED ISSUES OF CAMERA WORK: Issue number 48, introducing the work of Paul Strand. Complete with 9 original photogravures, including 1 by Frank Eugene, 6 by Paul Strand, 1 by Arthur Allen Lewis, and 1 by Francis Bruguière as well as 6 half-tone reproductions after photographs of '291' by Alfred Stieglitz. With original texts by Marius De Zayas and Marsden Hartley. "When in 1915 Stieglitz saw Strand's radically new approach to photography, which embraced the inherent characteristics of the medium and its materials together with the ideas of the artistic avant-garde, he felt committed, once again, to communicate in Camera Work the importance of photography as a vital art form. Stieglitz had been striving for precisely this synthesis of formal abstraction and poetic expressiveness, a synthesis which embodied an American aesthetic and syntax. In his October 1916 issue of Camera Work, Stieglitz wrote of Strand: 'His work is rooted in the best traditions of photography. His vision is potential. His work is pure. It is direct. It does not rely upon tricks of process. In whatever he does there is applied intelligence. In the history of photography there are but few photographers who, from the point of view of expression, have really done work of any importance. And by importance we mean work that has some relatively lasting quality, that element which gives all art its real significance'" (Kaspar M. Fleischmann in American Photography: Local and Global Contexts). Photogravures entitled (in the order they appear) The Cat by Frank Eugene, New York [Wall Street], Telegraph Poles, New York [Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street], New York [Rooftops], New York [Washington Heights, New York], and New York [City Hall Park] by Paul Strand; Winter by Arthur Allen Lewis; and A Portrait by Francis Bruguière. Containing original articles entitled "From '291'-July-August Number, 1915" by Marius De Zayas and "Epitaph for Alfred Stieglitz" by Marsden Hartley. New York: Alfred Stieglitz, October 1916. Quarto (23 cm x 35 cm, approx. 9" x 12"), original gray wrappers. General edgewear to fragile wrappers with splitting to upper joint of spine. RARE.

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        1914 and Other Poems

      Sidgwick and Jackson Limited.London.,1915. FIRST EDITION.8vo.(7.7 x 5.4 inches).Portrait frontis from a photograph taken by Sherril Schell in 1913.A near fine copy in the publishers dark blue cloth with printed paper label on the spine which is a little darkened.A spare label is tipped in at the back of the book.Only 1000 copies were printed,published on 16th June 1915.:

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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 red cloth with gilt tiles to spine and upper. Some minor spotting, flyleaves and edges age-toned, binding shows some whelfwear, backstrip sunned; a used copy but with no major defects. 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.

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        Flugsport - Illustrirte technische Zeitschrift und Anzeiger fur das gesamte "Flugwesen" - Offizielles Organ der Flugzeugfabrikanten und Flugtechn. Vereine - VII. Jahrgang 1915

      Flugsport, Frankfurt a. M., 1915, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionFull set of copies of "Flugsport" for 1915 bound in half leather. Founded by Oskar Ursinus in 1908 these magazines cover perhaps one of the most important years in the continued development of flying machines. Ursinus, during this year, designed a bomber that the Germans used from thereon throughout the Great War. Ursinus, besides, was one of the greatest glider-inspirations and aircraft designers and technicians. Still being built with wood and canvas the aircraft shown in these pages seem primitive but they are the grandparents of the modern airplane. German text throughout. A truly fascinating volume for historians, layman and enthusiast. The cover is worn about the edges, corners, spine seams and head and foot. The marbled board cover has scuffing and mild scratching. The cover is sturdy, resolute, firm. It is secure, the spine has character. The gold printing on the spine is bright. The ridges are strong. Marbled front and end pages in neat condition. The papertrims are mildly tanned. Inside, the pages are very clear even taking their age into account. They are clean, tight, eager, spirited, fascinating, full, competent, thrilling, confident. fk

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        The Home Of The Blizzard Being The Story Of The Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 (Two Volumes Set)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1915. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Set. Volume 1 And Volume 2. Weak Front Inside Hinge. Tear On Corner Of Preface Page. 140 Black And White Photographic Plates, 17 Illustrations In The Text, Including 12 Maps, Plans And Charts; 3 Folding Maps. Vol. 1 Contain 348 Pages/ Volume 2 Contain 337 Pages. Closed Tear On Spine. Wear On Corners As Shelf Wear At Base Of Spine. Douglas Mawson Was Born In Yorkshire And Moved To Australia As A Boy. He Studied Geology At Sydney University And Was Appointed A Lecturer At Adelaide University In 1905. He Had Been A Part Of Shackleton's 1907-09 Nimrod Expedition When He Was A Part Of A Party That Successfully Reached The Magnetic South Pole Along A Difficult Route. Robert Scott Had Offered Mawson A Coveted Place On The Terra Nova Expedition. Mawson Turned This Down, Instead He Was Planning His Own Expedition To Chart A 2000 Mile Stretch Of Antarctic Coastline Directly South Of Australia. The Expedition Was Supported By The Australian Association For The Advancement Of Science Who Contributed Significant Financial Help. The Other Members Of The Expedition Were Largely From Australian And New Zealand Universities. The Ship Used Was The Aurora Originally Built In Dundee And Bought From Newfoundland, She Was Refitted In London Before Sailing To Hobart Where The Team Members Would Board Her. The Plans For The Australasian Antarctic Expedition Were Ambitious And Far Ranging In Terms Of Scientific Data To Be Gathered But Did Not Involve Any Attempt To Reach The South Pole. Oceanic Survey Was Planned And In Particular A Survey Of Macquarie Island Some 850 Miles South East Of Hobart. The Ship Would Then Head For The Antarctic Mainland Where A Hut Would Be Built And Equipped For A Party To Spend A Year, Another Party Would Then Be Dropped Off Along The Coast And Would Then Be Picked Up The Following Year. The Aurora Departed From Hobart On December 2Nd 1911 For Macquarie Island. Characteristically For Expeditions At This Time In Wooden Sailing Ships With Auxiliary Engine Power, The Rough Seas Encountered Caused Anxieties. The First Night The Wind Rose To A Full Gale. Large Quantities Of Deck Cargo Began Moving Around And The Crew Had Their Work Cut Out To Secure The Lashings In The Teeth Of The Storm. A Plug In One Of The Fresh Water Tanks Was Washed Away And Seawater Rushed In Resulting In The Drinking Supply Being Rationed Afterwards. .

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        The Spendthrift. Author’S Copyright Edition

      Routledge, 1915. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Sammlung mit ca. 696 montierten Originalfotografien aus dem 1. Weltkrieg, viele verso gestempelt: Vertriebsstelle Deutscher Zeitungen, Zürich.

      1915-1918.. Ca. 29,7x39,7 cm, ca. 17x22,8 cm und ca. 12x16 cm. In 2 Alben (36x50,5 cm).. Die ca. 696 Fotografien von verschiedenen Kriegsschauplätzen des 1. Weltkrieges mit Kriegsgeräten wie Panzer, Kanonen, Flugzeuge, Zeppeline, Schiffe, Bomben, zerbombte Gebäude, Brücken und Stadtteile, Gefallene, Soldaten im Gefecht, bei der Verpflegung, beim Kartenspiel, Tanzen, Musizieren, Spielen, im Lazarett, beim Ernten, Waschen, mit Gasmasken, bei Weihnachtsvorbereitungen, Truppenbesuche, Erschiessungen, Flüchtlinge, Kongresse, Politiker, Szenen mit Einheimischen, etc. - Westfront: ca. 321 Fotografien (69 grossfromatige, 106 mittelformatig und 146 kleinformatig), 1 Fotografie mit Eckausriss. - Norditalien und Oesterreich: ca. 129 Fotografien (34 grossformatig, 53 mittelformatig und 42 kleinformatig). - Russland / Polen: ca. 146 Fotografien (25 grossformatig, 46 mittelformatig und 75 kleinformatig). - Schwarzes Meer: ca. 23 Fotografien (4 grossformatig, 9 mittelformatig und 10 kleinformatig). - Kaukasus und persische Grenzgebiete: ca. 20 Fotografien (9 grossformatig, 3 mittelformatig und 8 kleinformatig). - England (hauptsächlich Hochseeflotte): ca. 46 Fotografien (9 grossformatig, 19 mittelformatig und 18 kleinformatig). - Baltikum: ca. 11 Fotografien (9 grossformatig und 2 mittelformatig). - Beiliegend eine handschriftliche Liste mit geographischen Zuschreibungen zu den Fotografien, einige mit Legenden. - Einige Fotografien etwas verblasst. Die Alben an den Kanten berieben.

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        The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare.

      London: Duckworth and Co., [1915] - Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. With 12 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous monochrome illustrations throughout. First Robinson edition.

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        Smithy and the Hun

      Pearson 1915 - Smithy the Hun by Edgar Wallace. Rare 1st Edition. To quote Kiddle's Wallace Bibliography. "The rarest title is, arguably, Smith the Hun. He scores it 400 which is the highest rarity and 200 scarcer than Again the Ringer. The book is in Good only condition as you would expect for a paperback from 1915. Spine coverage is delicate with top letters missing so spine has "ithy and the Hun Edgar Wallace 1/-". Would benefit from some professional restoration. Some surface damage where someone has put there mug of coffee on it! Musty smell. Please ask for photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reveries over Childhood and Youth.

      Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum. 1915 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 128. One of 425 numbered copies. Original linen-backed grey paper boards. Together with a folder, similarly bound, containing three plates comprising two photogravures by John B. Yeats and one, in colour, by Jack B. Yeats, the last accompanied by an additional sheet bearing an introductory note by W.B. Yeats. Upper corners of Reveries just a little bumped. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recull De Treballs Escola De Decoració.

      Mulleras & Co., Terrassa - Barcelona 1915 - 29pp. Muy ilustrado con textos y dibujos de Torres García. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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