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        Slovo. Literaturno-Khudozhestvennyi Sbornik. Issue 5th [The Word. Belleslettres collection]

      First edition. It contains the first publication of "Gospodin iz San Francisco" [The Gentleman from San Francisco] by Ivan Bunin, first Russian Nobel prize laureate in literature. The Nobel Prize was awarded to him mainly for the collected stories included the namestory "Gospodin iz San-Francisco". Bunin wrote this novel after he accidentally noticed the cover of the novel "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann in the window of the Moscow bookshop in the summer of 1915. The almanac was published in 8 issues. The fifth issue went through three editions.

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        The Prelude.

      The Doves Press, London 1915 - Edition limited to 155 copies. 301pp. Original full vellum, text printed in black and red. Housed in a custom made cloth slipcase. With the bookplate of Theodore M. Lilienthal on the front pastedown endpaper. Covers splayed else a fine copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE VALLEY OF FEAR

      1915. With a Frontispiece by Frank Wiles. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1915. 6 pp undated ads. Original red cloth. First English Edition of this Sherlock tale sited half in an English manor house and half in the coal mining villages of Pennsylvania. As Doyle later recollected, the story had its origin "through my reading a graphic account of the Molly Maguire outrages in the coal­fields of Pennsylvania, when a young detective from Pinkerton's Agency acted exactly as the hero is represented as doing."~The American edition, which consisted of more than four times as many copies, was published about three months earlier. This was Sherlock Holmes's first appearance in ten years, following his RETURN in 1905. This was also the last of the four book-length Sherlock Holmes adventures -- the others having been A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. As veteran Doyle collectors know, the later Sherlockian titles (such as THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, this one, HIS LAST BOW and THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES) are scarcer than the earlier ones such as THE ADVENTURES, THE MEMOIRS, and THE HOUND.~This is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear at all. The red cloth has a few instances of faint discoloration, and the thick wove paper does have a bit of the usual foxing, but this book seldom turns up in any better condition; the original endpapers are intact. Green & Gibson A39a.

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        A House of Pomegranates

      London: Methuen and Co. Ltd 1915. vi [ii], 162 pp., with 16 tipped-in colour illustrations by Jessie King. Bound in a beautiful full recent dark blue morocco with extra gilt to the spine. Top edge gilt. Front and rear board preserved at the rear; original decorative endpapers preserved. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition Thus. 1915. 4to..

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        Navy Estimates in The Great War, A Speech Delivered by the Right Hon Winston S Churchill, M P in the House of Commons on February 15th, 1915

      London: The Liberal Publication Department, 1915. First edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. Here is the original, first printing pamphlet publication of Churchill's February 15, 1915 speech in the House of Commons - his final time introducing the annual Navy Budget as First Lord of the Admiralty. His first Navy Estimates speech of 1912 occurred on the eve of World War I and laid out detailed policies for countering Germany in the growing naval arms race. That speech was well received and resulted in aggressive efforts under Churchill's Admiralty leadership to put Britain's Navy on a war footing. This 1915 Navy Estimates presentation occurs in the midst of war. Churchill reports: "On the declaration of war we were able to count upon a Fleet of sufficient superiority for all our needs, with a good margin for safety in vital matters, fully mobilised, placed in its war stations, supplied and equipped with every requirement." It would arguably be the war on land more than the war at sea that would prove Churchill's undoing. Later in the year, after being blamed for Gallipoli and the disastrous Dardanelles campaign, Churchill would resign from the Cabinet and rejoin the army to serve on the front in the trenches of France. The pamphlet offered here is 20 pages, bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, and measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Of note, this is not a disbound copy, but a full-size original pamphlet. Most surviving original Churchill speech pamphlets of this era were once bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department, or remain thus, per Cohen (p.195). Were this copy ever bound thus, it would lack the original binding staple, be trimmed to 8 x 5.25 inches, and bear the number "8" hand stamped on the upper right corner, all indicating that it was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1915-1918?". This copy is intact in its original pamphlet form, measuring the full 8.5 x 5.5 inches untrimmed size, still bearing an original binding staple, and with no "8" stamped on the upper front cover. Condition is very good given the age and inherent fragility. The paper covers remain attached, but barely so, with chipping and splits along the hinge. The covers are otherwise notably clean and complete, as are the contents. We note no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Age-toning is moderate and uniform throughout, as should be expected. Quite rare thus, being never bound and trimmed. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A45, Woods A24.

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        Travels in Alaska

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. NOV 1915, BOSTON & NY - # 246 of 450 copies of this large paper edition, color frontispeice, as well as 16 black & white photos throughout. Book has general wear, spine pastedown is missing, front hinge cracked, front endpaper detached but present with two previous owners names and dates written in pen, slightly age toned pages, soiled covers, rubbed extremities. DATE PUBLISHED: NOV 1915 EDITION: 327 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth & Co., 1915.. First edition. 8vo. (vi), 458, (4), 16 pp. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine and in black to the upper board, ownership inscription of an Edith Heald to the front free endpaper overstamped with the name of a subsequent owner, the ink stamp of the company Howe & Co. of Rangoon underneath. Some rubbing to the edges, a few marks to the cloth, else very good. The author's first book. Kirkpatrick, A1a.

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        Uncle Remus or The Story of Mr. Fox and Brer Rabbit

      Leicester and London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd.,, 1915. - A Magnificent 'Uncle Remus' Illustrated by Harry Rowntree and René BullHARRIS, Joel Chandler. ROWNTREE, Harry, illustrator. BULL, René, illustrator. Uncle Remus or The Story of Mr. Fox and Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris. With twelve coloured plates by Harry Rowntree and eighty-four pen and ink pictures by René Bull. Leicester and London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd., [1915]. First edition with illustrations by Harry Rowntree and René Bull. Thin large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches; 308 x 243 mm.). 110, [1], [1 blank] pp. Twelve magnificent full color plates by Harry Rowntree and eighty-four delightful pen-and-ink drawings in the text by René Bull.Original gray linen over boards, front cover lettered in orange and brown. A fine copy. Original textured tan paper dust-jacket, front panel lettered in black and with an illustration from the book "Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox." (facing p. 20) pasted-on. Jacket price-clipped, otherwise near fine.Harry Rountree (1878-1950) was a prolific illustrator working in England around the turn of the twentieth century. He came to London in 1901 from New Zealand, when he was 23 years old. Determined to make his mark on the then-flourishing magazine and book market, he struggled, studied and sold the occasional drawing. However, when the editor of Little Folks magazine gave him a commission to illustrate a story with an animal, he found his feet and suddenly he became quite successful. By 1903 he was illustrating books for the editor of Little Folks, writing and illustrating his own books, and in demand by nearly every publisher in London. He was one of the subjects in Percy V. Bradshaws' The Art of the Illustrator, 20 part series, published in 1918, where six stages of the creation of an illustration were published along with notes and biography. He is also noted for his illustrations of British Golf Courses & golfing caricatures.René Bull (1872-1942) was born in Dublin to a French mother and an English father. He went to Paris to study engineering but veered into an artistic career after meeting and taking drawing lessons from the French satirist and political cartoonist Caran d'Ache (Emmanuel Poiré). Bull returned to Ireland to contribute sketches and political cartoons to various publications. Moving to London in 1892, Bull drew for "Illustrated Brits" and created cartoons 'Pick-Me-Up' from 1893. In 1896 Bull joined Black and White illustrated newspaper as a special artist and photographer. In 1898 he covered the Tirah Campaign in India and went on to Sudan for the campaign culminating in the Battle of Omdurman. He settled in England and drew cartoons for such magazines as 'Bystander', 'Chums', 'London Opinion' 'Lika Joko'. In 'The Sketch" Bull created cartoons of humorous inventions, predating those of Heath Robinson. From 1905 he illustrated books, starting with an edition of Fontaine's 'Fables'. Other major titles he illustrated included The Arabian Nights (1912), Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1913), The Russian Ballet (1913), Carmen (1915), Andersen's Fairy Tales. The story of Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit was first published in New York in 1907 by Frederick A. Stokes, and was illustrated by J.M. Conde.

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        The Poems of John Keats Arranged in chronological order with a preface by Sydney Colvin Complete in 2 volumes Limited Edition

      London:: Chatto & Windus at the Florence Press,, 1915.. Large-paper limited Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Vol I: [ii], xviii, 338; Vol II: [ii], viii, 371, [2]. #230 of 250 copies on hand-made paper. 'The present edition of Keats's complete Poems has a twofold object: first to present the poems in a perfect typographical form, and secondly to arrange them as nearly as may be in the order in which they were written.' Contents very clean, with a little faint foxing to the top edges of the prelims. Top edges gilt, others deckle-edged. 22x18cms, in full parchment binding with gilt titles. Aside from the light natural mottling, there is some darkening to the spines, and small marks to the upper board of Vol II may be soiling. Beautifully produced, a very handsome set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Uncle Remus or The Story of Mr Fox and Brer Rabbit

      1915. A Magnificent 'Uncle Remus' Illustrated by Harry Rowntree and René BullHARRIS, Joel Chandler. ROWNTREE, Harry, illustrator. BULL, René, illustrator. Uncle Remus or The Story of Mr. Fox and Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris. With twelve coloured plates by Harry Rowntree and eighty-four pen and ink pictures by René Bull. Leicester and London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd., [1915]. First edition with illustrations by Harry Rowntree and René Bull. Thin large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches; 308 x 243 mm.). 110, [1], [1 blank] pp. Twelve magnificent full color plates by Harry Rowntree and eighty-four delightful pen-and-ink drawings in the text by René Bull.Original gray linen over boards, front cover lettered in orange and brown. A fine copy. Original textured tan paper dust-jacket, front panel lettered in black and with an illustration from the book "Bred en bawn in a brier-patch, Brer Fox." (facing p. 20) pasted-on. Jacket price-clipped, otherwise near fine.Harry Rountree (1878-1950) was a prolific illustrator working in England around the turn of the twentieth century. He came to London in 1901 from New Zealand, when he was 23 years old. Determined to make his mark on the then-flourishing magazine and book market, he struggled, studied and sold the occasional drawing. However, when the editor of Little Folks magazine gave him a commission to illustrate a story with an animal, he found his feet and suddenly he became quite successful. By 1903 he was illustrating books for the editor of Little Folks, writing and illustrating his own books, and in demand by nearly every publisher in London. He was one of the subjects in Percy V. Bradshaws' The Art of the Illustrator, 20 part series, published in 1918, where six stages of the creation of an illustration were published along with notes and biography. He is also noted for his illustrations of British Golf Courses & golfing caricatures.René Bull (1872-1942) was born in Dublin to a French mother and an English father. He went to Paris to study engineering but veered into an artistic career after meeting and taking drawing lessons from the French satirist and political cartoonist Caran d'Ache (Emmanuel Poiré). Bull returned to Ireland to contribute sketches and political cartoons to various publications. Moving to London in 1892, Bull drew for "Illustrated Brits" and created cartoons 'Pick-Me-Up' from 1893. In 1896 Bull joined Black and White illustrated newspaper as a special artist and photographer. In 1898 he covered the Tirah Campaign in India and went on to Sudan for the campaign culminating in the Battle of Omdurman. He settled in England and drew cartoons for such magazines as 'Bystander', 'Chums', 'London Opinion' 'Lika Joko'. In 'The Sketch" Bull created cartoons of humorous inventions, predating those of Heath Robinson. From 1905 he illustrated books, starting with an edition of Fontaine's 'Fables'. Other major titles he illustrated included The Arabian Nights (1912), Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1913), The Russian Ballet (1913), Carmen (1915), Andersen's Fairy Tales. The story of Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit was first published in New York in 1907 by Frederick A. Stokes, and was illustrated by J.M. Conde.

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        The Log of the Snark

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1915 487+[5 ad] pages with 20 photo plates, including frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in light blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. inscribed by Charmain on front end paper. First Edition.Charmian Kittredge London (November 27, 1871-January 14, 1955) was Jack London's second wife. After divorcing Bess Maddern London in 1904, London married Charmian Kittredge the following year. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul-mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." She was the author of several books about her life with Jack London: The Log of the Snark, Our Hawaii and The Book of Jack London. The last is considered by scholars to be an important but flawed source of biographical information on London: Clarice Stasz calls it "an uneven account that omits Jack's illegitimacy, yet has surprisingly frank information nonetheless concerning his personality." Their relationship became the subject of a book, Clarice Stasz' American Dreamers. The couple had no children who survived them. One died soon after being born, and another pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Shortly after the death of Jack London, Charmian had an affair with Harry Houdini. A PBS source cites an Houdini biographer, saying: Most of the evidence of their affair, convincingly reconstructed by Houdini biographer Kenneth Silverman, comes from brief entries in Charmian?s diaries. They saw each other over several weeks early in 1918 while Charmian was living in New York, where Houdini was starring in the patriotic World War I extravaganza, "Cheer Up." Charmian wrote that after they saw each other a few times, Houdini made a "declaration" that "rather shakes me up." They became intimate a short time later. She wrote that one visit by Houdini had "stirred me to the deep," and that he apparently felt the same, declaring, "I?m mad about you," and "I give all of myself to you." Throughout, she refers to him alternately as "Magic," her "Magic Man," or "Magic Lover." As intense as it apparently was, their attachment did not last long. Charmian, the "New Woman" whose marriage to London had included open sexual experimentation, never stopped seeing other men.Condition:Inscription to front end paper. Edge wear, length paraphrasing to back end paper, corners bumped else a very good copy lacking jacket.

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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: The Macmillan Comapany, 1915. First Edition, First Issue "Set up and Electrotyped. April 1915". 246, [6, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, stamped in gold and black. Fine in half blue morocco and cloth slipcase with chemise. Bookplate of DeGolyer Collection, University of Texas.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      [Wien, um 1915]. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Sechs teils mit Streichungen und Korrekturen versehene Aphorismen, die wohl als erste für den Druck bestimmte Niederschrift gesehen werden können. Mit Ausnahme des im folgenden zitierten gestrichenen Aphorismus sind die verbleibenden fünf in Altenbergs "Fechsung" aus demselben Jahr erschienen: "Nicht alle Menschen finden in der ruhigen Liebe zur Natur die Erlösung ihrer überflüssigen Lebensenergieen - - - es muß auch Bergkraxler geben; Die, die die Felsen erst bewundern können, nachdem sie sich - - - kein Bein gebrochen haben!" - Mit gedr. Portrait Altenbergs und faksimilierter Unterschrift und Adresse (Wien I., Grabenhotel).

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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. First edition, second issue, with the misprint corrected at line 4, page 257. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green linen blocked in gilt on upper cover, gilt title on spine, faint rubbing to extremities, rear cover with ink stains. Bookplate of Opha Moore, Ohio historian, and Columbus, Ohio bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Contemporary presentation inscription on title page, "Compliments of the Season - A.J. Messier / Dec 1915." Preserved in a green cloth clamshell box. The Magnum Opus, Inscribed Inscribed simply by Maugham on the front free endpaper in ink: "For Paul North / W. Somerset Maugham." Inscribed copies of the true first (American) edition of Maugham's most famous book are extremely scarce, from any period. This inscription, although probably not contemporary with publication, has the look and feel of being early, and is in brown ink - not at all like the blue ink which Maugham typically used in later, post-war inscriptions. A very desirable inscribed copy of Maugham's most famous work, and one of the enduring novels of the twentieth century.

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        I POSE

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,. 1915. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-368 [369] [370: blank] 1-2: ads,. original decorated gray boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold.. Spine panel a bit darkened, some gold stamping on spine dull, a. nearly fine copy. A much better than average copy of this fragile and. elusive book. (#116955). First edition. The author's first book. A "witty, accomplished tale of a 'militant suffragette' ..." - Blain, Grundy and Clements, The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, p. 84. Daims and Grimes 36. NCBEL IV 525.

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        Navy Estimates in The Great War, A Speech Delivered by the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill, M.P. in the House of Commons on February 15th, 1915

      London: The Liberal Publication Department, 1915. First edition, only printing. Pamphlet. This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. Here is the original, first printing pamphlet publication of Churchill's February 15, 1915 speech in the House of Commons - his final time introducing the annual Navy Budget as First Lord of the Admiralty. His first Navy Estimates speech of 1912 occurred on the eve of World War I and laid out detailed policies for countering Germany in the growing naval arms race. That speech was well received and resulted in aggressive efforts under Churchill's Admiralty leadership to put Britain's Navy on a war footing. This 1915 Navy Estimates presentation occurs in the midst of war. Churchill reports: "On the declaration of war we were able to count upon a Fleet of sufficient superiority for all our needs, with a good margin for safety in vital matters, fully mobilised, placed in its war stations, supplied and equipped with every requirement." It would arguably be the war on land more than the war at sea that would prove Churchill's undoing. Later in the year, after being blamed for Gallipoli and the disastrous Dardanelles campaign, Churchill would resign from the Cabinet and rejoin the army to serve on the front in the trenches of France. The pamphlet offered here is 20 pages, bound in wire-stitched paper wraps, and measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Of note, this is not a disbound copy, but a full-size original pamphlet. Most surviving original Churchill speech pamphlets of this era were once bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department, or remain thus, per Cohen (p.195). Were this copy ever bound thus, it would lack the original binding staple, be trimmed to 8 x 5.25 inches, and bear the number "8" hand stamped on the upper right corner, all indicating that it was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1915-1918”. This copy is intact in its original pamphlet form, measuring the full 8.5 x 5.5 inches untrimmed size, still bearing an original binding staple, and with no "8" stamped on the upper front cover. Condition is very good given the age and inherent fragility. The paper covers remain attached, but barely so, with chipping and splits along the hinge. The covers are otherwise notably clean and complete, as are the contents. We note no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Age-toning is moderate and uniform throughout, as should be expected. Quite rare thus, being never bound and trimmed. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A45, Woods A24.

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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott; William Heinemann,, 1915. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, holly design to spine in gilt, bell and elf vignette to front board gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge purple. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates with captioned tissue guards, illustrations throughout the text. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled and a little faded, slight dent to boards, rear hinge cracked but holding, small crease to p. 77; a very good copy with bright plates. First US edition of A Christmas Carol as illustrated by Arthur Rackham, originally published in the UK earlier the same year.

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        Framed Inscribed Photograph

      1915. unbound. 9.75 x 7.5-inches (including the wide borders), no place, no date, circa 1915. This bust-portrait photo of the President is inscribed in the bottom margin: "For C.P. Cotton with best wishes, Wm. H. Taft." Blind-stamped logo in the upper left corner; blind-stamped "Baker Art Gallery -- Columbus, O." above the inscription. Double-matted in gray and white and set in a black-and-gold frame measuring 16 x 13.5 inches. Faint crease in the upper right corner, but still in very good(+) condition.

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        ANCIENT AND SUPREME ORDER OF QUADDIES

      - BURGESS,THORNTON. ANCIENT AND SUPREME ORDER OF QUADDIES. Kansas City, MO: Quaddy Playthings 1915. This is a rare, rare Burgess toy housed in the original pictorial and printed envelope which measures (oblong) 16x9". Envelope is brittle with some archival mends else fine and unused. The envelope text explains the background of the Quaddies. Inside are colored board backgrounds and characters to be cut-out and assembled for play - illus. by Cady. Includes 23 pieces with all of Burgess' famous characters. Rare.

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        American Art Deco Illuminated Manuscript in remembrance of Joseph Nash Field

      Chicago: Rounds-Truman Company, 1915. Hardcover. Very good antiquarian condition. Quarto (24 x 19 cm). ine calligraphic manuscript on thick paper (6 leaves): black ink with decorative borders and illuminations in gray and silver, loosely stitched in contemporary black leather folder and matching black leather slipcase (restored). Signed at the rear by eight members of the Board of Directors of Marshall Field and Company, Chicago. A fine American Art Deco manuscript of austere elegance, the calligraphy is technically perfect and aesthetically pleasing. The text is a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of Marshall Field and Company in commemoration of the passing of Joseph Nash Field, brother of Marshall Field. ILLUMINATED BY ROUNDS-TRUMAN Company, Chicago. In 1912 Rounds-Truman Company was paid by the Board of Trustees for the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus) for "engrossing diplomas" (cf. Twenty-Sixth Report, 1912, pp. 413, 871, 874, 892). Rounds-Truman also entered copyright for "Rounds' Masonic Certificate" in 1907 (cf. Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 4, vol. 2: Works of Art, Etc. New Series, Library of Congress Copyright Office, p. 795). According to an advertisement in Patterson's American Educational Directory, Vol. 19, p. 901, Rounds-Truman was located in Chicago at 64 W. Randolph St. and specialized in "Diplomas: Artistic new designs in stock which can easily be adapted to any school. The designing of individual diplomas for schools and colleges and of membership certificates for fraternities is a specialty. Engrossing graduates' names to match diplomas." The firm was still in business by January 13, 1932, at which time it was contracted by the University of Illinois to fulfill "diploma requirements for a period of three years" (cf. UIL Board of Trustee Minutes, 1932, p. 504). It is possible that the name of the illuminator of our manuscript can be assigned to one Roger Barnett. A note about this illuminator appeared in "The Educator" vol. 43, No. 5 (January 1938) p. 17: "Through P. Seidensticker, manager of the Rounds-Truman Company, 123 W. Madison Street, Chicago, we learned that Roger Barnett has been employed to do engrossing in their engrossing studio. This studio specializes in all kinds of pen work such as resolutions, diplomas, etc. Mr. Barnett is a nephew of C.A. Barnett, an engrosser of Cleveland. Several years ago Mr. Barnett specialized in engrossing and pen work at the Zanerian." Illuminated American manuscripts created by known workshops are very uncommon.

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        THE TRAIL OF THE HAWK

      New York: Harper, (1915). First Edition. Hardcover. Gilt lettering a little dull. Close to Fine, lacking the very scarce dustwrapper. Second book to appear under Lewis's name. The frontispiece by Norman Rockwell is one of his first illustrations in a book. This copy SIGNED by the author with an exceptional INSCRIPTION on the front free endpaper: "When the trail of those/mild hawks (chicken=/hawks, or sparrow=/hawks, or possibly/mouse=hawks) lead/them to St. Augustine,/Florence Eckert took/them in + found/North Beach for them/+ in thanks they/give (very inexpensive/+ sensible g-ft)/Mrs. and Mr./Sinclair Lewis/Jan 1916." With Florence Eckert's signature and attractive bookplate on the front pastedown. The best inscription, and the only one to incorporate the title, we have seen for this early and comparatively unsuccessful book by Lewis, selling only about 6500 copies.

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        LA GUERRE AU JOUR LE JOUR - LOT DE 67 FASCICULES - Du N°1 au 67.

      TALLANDIER JULES 1915 - R320066636: 67 FASCICULES - en totalité : 576 pages augmentées de nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc in et hors texte et cartes - 1ers plats illustrés . 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 944.0811-Guerre et révolution de 1870/1871 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LETTERPROEF DER LETTERGIETERIJ "AMSTERDAM", VOORHEEN N. TETTERODE, SPECIMEN GENERAL DE LA FONDERIE "AMSTERDAM", SUCCESSEUR DE N. TETTERODE [TYPE SPECIMEN(S) OF THE TYPE FOUNDRY "AMSTERDAM", FORMERLY N. TETTERODE...]

      Amsterdam: Lettergieterij Amsterdam, 1915. cloth. Type Specimens. large 8vo. cloth. xxxii, 720 pages with various gaps but complete as issued. Large type specimen book from around 1910-1915 (Lane - Lommen 334). Arranged as follows: a) Introduction and general table of contents; b) photographs of the factory and showrooms in Amsterdam; c) brief samples (short texts, alphabets, figures) of selected bookfaces first by size and then by face, and then first by face and then by size, Some of these faces include Plantin, Cheltenham, Electa, Firenze, Aldine, and others; d) longer text samples of bookfaces in different sizes and spacings; e) selected bookfaces in short texts grouped by size, each text specimen accompanied by lines of typographically compatible bolds and cursives in various faces; f) "fantasy-types" (which seems to include display and ornamental faces, along with initials) in lines, texts, and sample advertising compositions; g) borders and ornaments, generally in sample compositions and often in different colors; h) "diverse" materials - rules, symbols, numbers, scientific and technical signs, etc., and i) German and oriental typefaces (Fraktur, Hebrew, Arabic, and so on). In all there are about 50 basic typeface styles in a wide range of variants. The text specimens are often elaborately printed, with borders, columns, illustrations and decorated initial letters. Covers rubbed. Slightly shaken.

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        A Broadside. Published Monthly ? [Cuala Press Broadsides. First Series]

      Churchtown & Dublin: Dun Emer and Cuala Press, 1915. One of 300 copies. Illustrations after drawings by Jack B. Yeats. Printed on cartridge paper made at Saggart Mill in County Dublin, text in handset Caslon type. Lacking No. 10, Second Year, for March 1910. Small folio (11 x 7-1/2 inches). Condition generally fine. A few numbers with repairs to margins on blank verso (one part with a corner supplied, not touching image). Cloth portfolio, upper cover with pictorial label after design by Jack B. Yeats, recent black morocco spine, to house the entire series. In half blue morocco slipcase. One of 300 copies. Illustrations after drawings by Jack B. Yeats. Printed on cartridge paper made at Saggart Mill in County Dublin, text in handset Caslon type. Lacking No. 10, Second Year, for March 1910. Small folio (11 x 7-1/2 inches). The beautiful periodical of verse and images produced by the Cuala Press, each number with three illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, who also contributed many of the poems under pseudonyms R.E. McGowan and W.T. MacGowan. The present set lacks one number. The second and third series date from 1935-1937.Extensive runs are uncommon.

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        The Pilgrims of Hope and Chants for Socialists

      London: Longman's, Green & Company, 1915. 1 vols. 12mo. Full dyed black pigskin, upper cover with JQ lettered in gilt in a roundel semé with dots, by Katharine Adams (signed with her initials and device on lower turn in). Spine worn. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. 1 vols. 12mo. Inscribed from May Morris to John Quinn, in commissioned binding by Katharine Adams. With a loosely inserted New Year's greeting card from May Morris, and the envelope addressed to Quinn in her hand and postmarked 1 Jan [19]16. The book, bound by Katharine Adams, who was a friend of May Morris, is inscribed "To John Quinn from May Morris New Year 1916." A choice association: Quinn, whose collection included several manuscripts of William Morris, was apparently the love of May's life, but Quinn lost interest in her though May tried until 1917, unsuccessfully, to continue the affair. This book was retained by Quinn's heir, his sister Julia, during the dispersal of Quinn's vast collections in 1923-4.

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        The Thirty Nine Steps

      UK: William Blackwood. London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. Hardback first edition and first impression recently rebound in full morocco leather. Slight pull to half-title. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1915.

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        Betrachtung. Zweite Ausgabe.

      Kurt Wolff, Leipzig, 1915 - Leipzig, Kurt Wolff (1915). Gr. 8°. Vorsatz, 1 wBl. 3 Bl. Titelei, 99 S. Nachsatz. OHLdr. (Schwarz bedruckter, grauer Deckel mit Verlagssignet, dunkler Lederrücken mit goldgepr. Titelaufdruck). Dietz 27. Titelauflage der Erstausgabe von deren 800 Exemplaren noch nicht die Hälfte verkauft worden war. Anläßlich der Weitergabe des Fontane-Preises an Kafka durch Carl Sternheim, wurden die Restexemplare des Rowohlt-Verlages mit neuer Titelei und neuem Einband versehen. Als vergriffen gemeldet wurde die Auflage erst im Verlagsverzeichnis 1924. Rückenkanten stärker berieben, etwas fleckig, vorderer Deckel mit leichtem Lichtrand. Sprache: deu OHLdr. (Schwarz bedruckter, grauer Deckel mit Verlagssignet, dunkler Lederrücken mit goldgepr. Titelaufdruck). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        The Voyage Out (pre-publication review copy)

      Duckworth & Co, London. Hardback. Good. Duckworth & Co, London 26/03/1915 1st edition pre-publication review copy with publisher's dated stamp on title page. Green cloth, gilt to spine, black bordered title to front. Blind embossed publisher's logo on back board. Author's first work. 2,000 copi

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        Rarefazioni e Parole in Liberta

      1915. GOVONI, Corrado. Rarefazioni e Parole in Libertà. 50, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with various typographical elements and drawing reproductions. Folio, 320 x 245 mm, bound in publisher's printed wrappers. Preserved in a new orange cloth folding box. Milano: [Edizione Futuriste di "Poesia"], 1915.First Edition. One of the rarer and more unusual works of Futurist poetry and typography by poet Carrado Govoni (1884-1965), who only briefly experimented with the movement. Rarefazioni e Parole in Libertà emphasizes Futurism's interest in the freedom of childhood with its mixture of the usual typographical elements in concert with naive illustrations throughout. The result is both charming and arresting. An exceptionally fine copy. The Avant-Garde Applied 1890-1950, L50.

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        The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 Rhythms and 5 Drawings

      New York: Guido Bruno. 1915. First. First edition. Stapled printed wrappers. Fine. A beautiful copy of the author's fragile first book. .

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        Bittersweet

      London: Grant Richards. 1915. First. First edition. Original blue-green cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Modestly rubbed, near fine in handsome very good or better dustrwapper with a little soiling and light wear. The author's own copy, with his autograph monogram, dated October 31, 1915, on front free endpaper. Novel of a London merchant on a six-weeks holiday who meets a French dancer. .

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        HENRI MATISSE Exhibition

      1915. MATISSE, Henri. Henri Matisse Exhibition. Catalogue illustrated with half-tone reproductions. 4to., bound in wrappers, preserved in a cloth box. New York: Montross Gallery, 1915.|~| |~||~||~||~||~||~| The rare catalogue of the first fully representative one-man exhibition of Matisse's work in New York. It included fourteen paintings, among them Purple Cyclamen, acquired by John Quinn, and Portrait of Mlle Yvonne Landsberg, acquired by Louise and Walter Arensberg. Green wrappers browned around edges.

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        THE POETS' TRANSLATION SERIES NO 1 [through:] NO. 6 [caption titles]

      [London: The Egoist Press, 1915 - 1916.. Six volumes. Printed self-wrappers, sewn or stapled. Upper wrapper of first number soiled, with small ink name, a few small spots to upper wrapper of 6th number, otherwise very good to fine, accompanied by the prospectus for second series. First editions of each of the constituent pamphlets in this series, including H.D.'s first separate publication, and early and important works of translation by Aldington, Flint and Storer. BOUGHN A1a.

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        Das abflußlose Rumpfschollenland im nordöstlichen Deutsch-Ostafrika. Bericht über eine im Auftrag der Hamburgischen Geographischen Gesellschaft in den Jahren 1911/ 1912 ausgeführten Forschungsreise. Teil 1 Aufgaben, Vorbereitung und Verlauf der Reise - Ergebnisse der topographischen Arbeiten und der Sammlungen. Mit 47 Abbildungen auf 27 Tafeln.

      Hamburg, L. Friedrichsen & Co.,1915.. Mitteilungen der Geographischen Gesellschaft in Hamburg, Band XXIX. Original-Broschur, Groß-8°, 268 Seiten. Mit zwei großen Faltkarten (!) lose beiliegend. Broschur am unteren Rücken beschädigt, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

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        The Forged Note

      Western Book Supply Company, Lincoln, NE 1915 - Red cloth withgilt titles. Pictorial endpapers. Twelve B&W plates depicting scenes from the novel are in the front. Overall there is only some very light surface wear on the covers. The front hinge has a small tear starting but this has not affected the binding. The book is square. A very attractive copy of a book that is relatively difficult to find in such nice condition. ; 12 B&W Plates; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 521 pages; Oscar Micheaux was an African-American writer and film maker. This novel, about African-Americans settling in Nebraska was his second. He was a pioneering director of films depicting African-Americans during the early years of silent movies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rarefazioni e Parole in Liberta

      1915. GOVONI, Corrado. Rarefazioni e Parole in Libertà. 50, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with various typographical elements and drawing reproductions. Folio, 320 x 245 mm, bound in publisher's printed wrappers. Preserved in a new orange cloth folding box. Milano: [Edizione Futuriste di "Poesia"], 1915. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. One of the rarer and more unusual works of Futurist poetry and typography by poet Carrado Govoni (1884-1965), who only briefly experimented with the movement. Rarefazioni e Parole in Libertà emphasizes Futurism's interest in the freedom of childhood with its mixture of the usual typographical elements in concert with naive illustrations throughout. The result is both charming and arresting. An exceptionally fine copy. The Avant-Garde Applied 1890-1950, L50.

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        IRVIN COBB: HIS BOOK

      1915 - [COBB, Irvin]. IRVIN COBB: HIS BOOK. Friendly Tributes Upon The Occasion Of A Dinner Tendered To Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb At The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, April Twenty-fifth, MCMXV. [Privately Printed, 1915]. Small 4to, paper vellum & boards. First Edition. Signed presentation from Cobb on front endpaper: "Jan. 30, 1922. To my friend, J.W. [Conigan?] from his friend Irvin S. Cobb." A tribute with a tremendous array of essays and illustrations by the leading artists and writers of the day. Artists include Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Harrison Fisher, Frederick Dorr Steele, Cesare, John T. McCutcheon and Howard Chandler Christy. Writers include Sinclair Lewis and Robert W. Chambers. Scarce! Very Good (some offsetting from ink inscription to front pastedown; some wear spine ends). $750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

      Portland: Thomas Bird Mosher. Very Good. 1915. Limited Edition. Original vellum-colored paper-covered boards with gilt-arabic lettering on . front. Four 1/4" stains to back board; Number 4 of only 20 copies of this Japanese vellum limited edition signed by Mosher.; 4to .

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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. Voir les 5 photos. (Noucentisme, avantguardisme, vanguardia). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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