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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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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        A History of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers from 1880-1915

      New York: Society of Mechanical Engineers,, 1915. Octavo (239 × 158 mm). Original green morocco, spine and front cover lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With the slipcase. 57 plates. Spine faded to brown, a little minor foxing to edges, short closed tear to p. 321. An excellent copy, attractively bound. First edition, and one of five specially bound copies for presentation to the members of the committee which carried out publication of the book, as noted on a slip tipped-in to the front free endpaper. The committee was composed of Prof. John E. Sweet (one of the society's founders), Charles Wallace Hunt, Ambrose Swasey, Frederick Remsen Hutton (all past presidents of the Society), and Henry Harrison Suplee. This particular copy was presented to Ambrose Swasey and has his name to the front cover, bookplate to the front pastedown, and ownership signature to the front free endpaper, dated 25 February 1916.

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        On Spinal Injuries of Warfare. Being the Goulstonian Lectures Delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London." INSCRIBED BY GORDON HOLMES: "With kind regards/ G H." Reprinted from the British Medical Journal, November 27th, December 4th and 11th, 1915.

      London: 1915. - 55 pp; 11 figs. Original wrappers. Very Good. First Edition. INSCRIBED BY GORDON HOLMES: "With kind regards/ G H." "The First World War broke out in August 1914. Holmes applied for a commission in the RAMC but was rejected on account of myopia. Determined to serve in France, he and Percy Sargent, a colleague at Queen Square, joined the staff of a Red Cross hospital just behind the front line. . . . The result of their treatment of brain and spinal trauma were so successful that the War Office was aroused, revoked Holmes's disqualification, and appointed him Consultant Neurologist to the British Armies in France. He and Sargent set up their neurosurgical unit in No. 13 General Hospital, where they were to carry out the work for which they became famous throughout the medical world. . . . Holmes's third research was study of 300 soldiers who had sustained gunshot wounds of the spine. . ." (Parsons-Smith, "Sir Gordon Holmes", in Rose & Bynum, Historical Aspects of the Neurosciences, pp. 360-62). "There is one other aspect of Holmes's spinal cord studies that needs to be mentioned: his investigation of the acute spinal injuries of warfare, that formed the basis for his Goulstonian lectures to the Royal College of Physicians in 1915. His careful observations made under appalling conditions resolved a number of controversies about pathways in the spinal cord" (McDonald, "Gordon Holmes and the Neurological Heritage", Brain, Vol. 130, 2007, pp. 288-298). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Entwurf einer verallgemeinerten Relativitätstheorie und einer Theorie der Gravitation. [Outline of a Generalized Theory of Relativity and of a Theory of Gravitation]

      Berlin: Teubner. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, OFFPRINT, of Einstein's breakthrough work on general relativity: the famous "Entwurf" paper. From the library of physicist Walther Gerlach. "In this book, Einstein and Grossman investigated curved space and curved time as they relate to a theory of gravity. They presented virtually all the elements of the general theory of relativity with the exception of one striking omission: gravitational field equations that were not generally covariant. Einstein soon reconciled himself to this lack of general covariance through the 'hole argument,' which sought to establish that generally covariant gravitational field equations would be physically uninteresting. Einstein did not adopt the gravitational field equations until late in 1915 in his final formulations of the general theory. Here, Einstein contributed the physics and Grossman the mathematics" (Calaprice, The Einstein Almanac, 40). Weil 59a. Provenance: Walther Gerlach's copy, with his stamp on the front cover. Gerlach was a major figure in 20th-century physics, known primarily for his role in the Stern-Gerlach experiment, discovering spin quantization in a magnetic field. Offprint from Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik, volume 62. Leipzig and Berlin: Teubner, 1913. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. A hint of toning around edges. An outstanding copy, very rare in such good condition.

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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      1915. MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. London: William Heinemann, [1915]. Small 8vo., blue-green cloth, stamped in gilt. First English Edition. Signed presentation from Maugham on front black page: "For Ingle Barr, This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention. W. Somerset Maugham. 28 August, 1957." With Barr's personal bookplate on the front pastedown and with the original shipping address laid in. One of Maugham's most famous works and basis for three movie adaptations. Enclosed in a custom-made slipcase. $7000.00.

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        When I Was a Boy in Belgium *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

      Lothrop, Lee & Shepart Co., Boston, 1915, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, SignedSize: 12mo - over 6?" - 7?" tall, 153 pages plus advertisements. Author's signature and inscription, dated 1915, upon front free endpaper. Black and white photographic plates. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Illustrated front board. A sound copy.

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        HISTOIRE ILLUSTREE DE LA GUERRE DE 1914 EN 17 TOMES 8 VOLUMES

      R200019931: Environs 300 pages par volumes illustrées de nombreuses photos en noir et blanc. Un cahier se détache dans le premier volume. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 940.3-Première Guerre mondiale 1914-1918 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le serpent de la Genèse. - Première septaine : Le temple de Satan

      Posthumous republication of this volume originally appeared in the 1891.Reliure 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. Hector & Henri Durville Paris 1915 14,5x23cm relié

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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. London: William Heinemann, [1915]. Small 8vo., blue-green cloth, stamped in gilt. First English Edition. Signed presentation from Maugham on front black page: "For Ingle Barr, This is a novel, not an autobiography, though much in it is autobiographical, more is pure invention. W. Somerset Maugham. 28 August, 1957." With Barr's personal bookplate on the front pastedown and with the original shipping address laid in. One of Maugham's most famous works and basis for three movie adaptations. Enclosed in a custom-made slipcase. $7000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. II: Exotische Fauna. Band XII: DIE INDO-AUSTRALISCHEN SPANNER.

      Stuttgart 1915. 4to. pp. 1-356, with 41 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio. All published. Contains plates 1-50, plates 35, 42-49 were never published.

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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      London: William Heinemann. 1915. First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Bound in half red morocco over red cloth boards for Henry Sotheran. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Top edge gilt. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and scuffed to the extremities. The contents are complete and clean. Inscribed on the title page ?"For Woods [William S. Gray] / Thanking him for asking me to write my name in this book / W. Somerset Maugham [underlined] Nov. 1. 1968?"

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        Of Human Bondage. A novel. First Edition.

      William Heinemann, London, 1915, - MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Of Human Bondage. A novel. London: William Heinemann,(1915). First Printing. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. Ltd. at the Ballantyne Press, London and Edinburgh (on the colophon). Pp. (10),[1]-648,(4). 8vo, smartly rebound in full forest-green calf by Zaehnsdorf, London, with gilt tooled borders, give gilt tooled raised bands to spine, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled green endpapers, top edge gilt. Stott, A Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham, A21b. With the misprint on p. 257, line 4 ("help" instead of "helped"). A lovely contemporarilyrebound copy of Maugham's masterpiece, and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century: a bildungsroman documenting the life of Philip Carey,orphaned and slightly disfigured, raised by his religious aunt and uncle, before leaving for the continent to pursue a career searching for pleasure and beauty as an artist in Heidelberg and Paris, ultimately returning to London to study medicine and attempting to find love. "Maugham has no rival inthe portrayal of human emotion, and he creates an almost unbearable tension for his readers as Philip suffers, despairs and pays the price for passion -- a price that is almost too high." - from the rear cover of the Penguinedition. Some light sunned discolouration to spine, with light rubbing tosome of the gilt tooling on the spine, slight shelfwear, a couple of instances of marginal smuding, else a very nice, tight, bright copy. 2,500.00 net. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Photo Album]: Camp Runoia, Maine

      Maine. circa 1915. Oblong quarto. String-tied brown flexible leather album with "photographs" printed on the front cover measuring 7" x 10". An assortment of roughly 400 sepia toned photographs measuring from 2" x 3" to 3" x 4.5" affixed to stuff brown paper with some captions. Heavily chipped with tears and some toning else very good with a few photographs removed. A collection of photographs from Camp Runoia, a girl's overnight camp along Bellgrade Lake in Maine. The camp, started in 1907, was started as an adventure camp for girls ages 7-16 and offered "horseback riding, tennis, land sports, sailing," among other activities. The girls pictured are in uniform with a scarf around their collar and can be seen posing around the camp and participating in drills, rowing, and track and field events. Also included in the album are photographs of the main girl's home life and family, a trip to the beach and various pets are seen here. An extensive amount of images detailing camp life. .

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        Doctor Syn. A Tale of The Romney Marsh

      London, Thomas Nelson and Son. June 1915, 1915. First Edition.8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled in gilt to spine, decorated, ruled and titled in white to front board. Some rubbing to spine, dulling of the gilt and bumping to spine ends, a little inoffensive edgewear. Spotting to page edges otherwise internally bright and clean. A fantastic tale of Dr. Syn; Alias 'The Scarecrow'. Smuggling, villainy, moonraking and a sidekick called Hellspite, what more could the discerning reader ask for.

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        MORE AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD

      - [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL,IDA S.)illus. MORE AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD by Annie Rentoul. Melbourne Sydney Adelaide: Allan & Co. ca 1915? Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps, 36p., previous owners stamp on some pages, VG. Featuring pictorial cover and 8 wonderfully detailed full page black and whites and 9 smaller b&w's depicting various aspects of Australian lore, fairies, aborigines, koalas etc. Musical notation by Georgette Peterson accompanies Annie Rentoul's verse. See Muir: Bibliography of Australian Children's Books p.738. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen and Co., 1915 First edition, first printing. One of 2,500 copies, "of which the majority, presumably, were destroyed." Publisher's blue-green cloth, front board stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, very light toning to the spine, bright spine gilt, a few light spots of soiling to the otherwise bright boards, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, bookseller's description tipped in to the front free endpaper, light offsetting to the free endpapers, otherwise bright and fresh interior. A tight and pleasing copy. Roberts A7.1 The Rainbow is a controversial novel that chronicles the lives of three generations of Brangwens, a farming family from Nottinghamshire, whose livelihoods and relationships are affected by the industrialization of England. Lawrence originally intended the text, which he edited and revised for several years, to be titled "The Sisters," but eventually divided it into The Rainbow and its sequel Women in Love (1920). Within a month after its publication, The Rainbow was censored for Lawrence's unapologetic descriptions of the characters' sexual desires and how these feelings affected their relationships with one another. The first of Lawrence's novels to fall victim to censorship, The Rainbow was later subject to a court action under the Obscene Publications Act of 1857. Lawrence biographer Warren Roberts notes that of the first printing of 2,500 copies, "the majority, presumably, were destroyed as a result of the court action against the book," which drastically increases the scarcity of surviving copies such as this one.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Birth of a Nation (Original handbill for early theatrical run at the Newark Theatre in Newark, New Jersey)

      Newark: Newark Theatre, 1915. Original handbill for a theatrical run of D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" (1915) at the Newark Theatre in Newark, New Jersey. Noted on the bill are cast members Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Donald Crisp, and Raoul Walsh (here spelled "Raul Walsh"), who played John Wilkes Booth. Also noted on the bill is that the film is to be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra under the direction of Albert Pesce, who arranged music for four D.W. Griffith films between 1919 and 1922. An early epic from Griffith, who was inspired by the sprawling Italian productions "Quo Vadis" (1913) and "Cabiria" (1914), films that not only legitimated the feature film runtime but made extensive use of the traveling camera, something Griffith revolutionized in the United States with this film. At the time of production, American companies were skeptical of an audience's ability to endure complicated narratives and inflated runtimes, so Griffith formed his own production company to take it on, leaving Biograph in 1913, where he made numerous successful shorts. Upon release, it was an immediate hit with audiences, and screened at movie palaces like Newark Theatre for years, ultimately becoming the highest grossing film of the silent era. 5.5 x 8 inches. Faint dampstain and small chip to the upper edge, overall very well preserved, Very Good plus.

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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1915. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. In a green cloth solander case. Minor bump at the top of the spine but a sparkling copy in the pictorial dust jacket with some small loss at the ends of the spine panel, two tips and with a little chip at the top edge of the front panel. First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run was destroyed. This is one of a handful of extant copies in the dust jacket. Methuen's adoption of this groundbreaking style of jacket design began right at the time this book was in production, it closely resembles Conrad's Victory and a number of the other titles in the series advertised on the flaps and rear panel of this dust jacket. The innovation of having special designs made for the dust jacket which were neither taken from an image in the book itself, nor simply the printing on paper of the binding brasses made for the cloth, but rather a unique addition to the whole of the book itself seem commonplace now but were revolutionary at the time. English book design changed that year and, notwithstanding the destruction of half its edition, the dust jacket on The Rainbow was a part of that change.

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        Pointed Roofs

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, 1915. Pilgrimage. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered gilt, front board lettered black, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Printed slip tipped-in to title page noting change of title, as issued. Spine rolled and faded, spine ends and tips slightly worn, endleaves mildly foxed, remnants of paper label to p. 1, not affecting text; a very good copy. First edition, first impression of the author's first novel, and the first in her 13-book cycle entitled Pilgrimage. Richardson was a clear precursor to James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, and it was to describe her work that the phrase "stream of consciousness" was first applied in a literary context, by May Sinclair in The Egoist.

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        UNIVERSUM MODERNE ILLUSTRIERTE WOCHENSCHRIFT 32 JAHRGANG

      verlag reclam Leipzig, 1915-1916.. 1049 S. gebundene Ausgabe, , Halbleder. GUT ERHALTEN

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        [Photo Album]: Tour of California and the American West. 1915

      Quarto album. Brown leather over flexible card covers with "Photographs" in gilt. 76 gelatin silver sepia-toned snapshot photographs. Uniformly sized at approximately 4" x 3". Most of the images are readably captioned in white, although there is some smudging and a few have worn away or are illegible. Some erosion to the leather on the spine, modest spotting on the boards, very good; internally the images are very good or better. The album depicts a tour of California, and peripherally through the West. The journey commences in New Orleans with a photo of a well-dressed woman standing on the steps of a train caboose, progresses through Texas where it shows an encampment of U.S. soldiers at Alpine, Texas, continues onto "Squa[w]s at Yuma, Arizona," and reaches California, arriving at Los Angeles. The photographs jump around a bit geographically, and include a brief jaunt to Tijuana, Fairmount Park in Riverside, and showing two women posing before lemon, orange, and almond trees, a bird's-eye view of Pasadena from Mt. Lowe, as well as of the women bathing at the beach, playing billiards, and golfing. Additionally there are several images taken at the San Diego Exposition, including several of the women feeding pigeons from a wicker rolling cart, as well as a trip to Catalina Island. Additionally there are some motoring photos of the women working their way up to Carmel, with photos taken from and of the Carmel Tower, of giant redwoods, and of the Lick Observatory in San Jose, of Hearst Memorial Greek Theatre at Berkeley, and finally several taken of the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco (this time they are pictured in a Baker Electric Wicker rolling cart). The last few are of Barstow, Williams, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, presumably on the return trip. As both the San Diego and Pan Pacific Expositions were held in 1915, we are reasonably confident of the 1915 attribution. A pleasing album with interesting and nicely composed images of a tour of California. .

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        The Writings

      New York & London: Harper and Brothers,, [1915]. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes in twenty volumes. 20 volumes, octavo (239 × 158 mm). Original green buckram, printed paper labels, plain cream endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With the original plain paper dust jackets with printed paper labels. Illustrated throughout on Japanese vellum with photogravure. A sharp, bright set in excellent condition with a damp stain to one of the jackets. Autograph edition, one of 153 numbered copies signed by the author and the publisher. With all the extra paper labels tipped in at the front of each volume. This edition, the definitive collected works, is one of the scarcest of any collected edition by a major writer of the past 150 years.

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        [Poster]: Perfection: Waterman's Fountain Pen

      [No place]: Waterman's Fountain Pen. [no date - circa 1915, but certainly 1910 or later]. Color screenprinted poster on thin cardstock. 21" x 11". Modest wear at the corners, rubbed line upper left, still near fine. A pleasing autumn harvest image of a Waterman's Pen against a background of a full moon, pumpkins, and gathered corn stalks or sheaves. .

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