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        An Indian Boy] "At Embudo, N.M."

      Embudo, New Mexico: 1915 - Original color crayon drawing. Dated and titled in the image. Signed, dated and titled on the support sheet. 8 x 6.5 inchesProvenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Reger").

      Jena, 6. XI. 1915. - 1 S. Qu.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Dabei: Heinrich Hübner: Lithographie Max Regers. Gerahmt. 43,5:31,8 cm (Bildausschnitt) in Passepartout hinter Glas (64:50 cm). An Frau Professor Nicolai in Eisenach zur Übersendung des Bildes: "Ihren Brief bestens dankend erhalten! Ich habe sofort Auftrag gegeben, daß Ihnen [.] das beste Bild von mir zugesandt wird! Sie werden es so früh erhalten, daß Sie es bis zum 28. Nov. noch bequem einrahmen lassen können. NB: Das Bild muß unter Glas u. Rahmen kommen [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York,, 1915. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original silk tie laid in. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates mounted on thick brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Gilt to spine slightly rubbed, faint scattered foxing to contents. An excellent copy, the vellum unusually bright and clean. Signed limited edition, number 172 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and the Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation. This was the first of Dickens's works to be illustrated by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Il Teatro Futurista Sintetico. Creato da Marinetti, Settimelli, Bruno Corra.

      Milano, Istituto Editoriale Italiano, «Biblioteca teatrale», NN. 10 e 15, (1915-16). PRIMA edizione. Due volumi in 16mo (cm. 18,7); tela editoriale ; pp. 99, (5), 99, (5). Ritratti di Marinetti in antiporta in entrambi i volumi. Al primo volume le sintesi sono precedute dal «Manifesto del teatro futurista sintetico». Axs

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        John Concha. A Pueblo. Taos, New Mexico. 1915.

      Taos, New Mexico: 1915 - Original color crayon drawing. Signed, dated and titled in the image. Signed, dated and titled on the support sheet. 12 x 9 inches.inches image size. Sound recordings from 1941 by John Concha entitled "Round Dance" and "Social dance song" are preserved by the Library of Congress. AFS 09534 B03 (AFS Number)and AFS 09534 B04Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, 1915. Octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in black. Spine slightly rolled, light wear to extremities and joints, edges lightly toned, occasional foxing throughout. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, advance copy, with the publisher's ink stamp to the title "To be published on 26 Mar. 1915"; the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Trojan Women.

      Philadelphia: Oxford University Press,, October 1915. Translated into English Rhyming Verse. Duodecimo (151 x 129 mm). 112-page manuscript on rectos only, black ink in a neat calligraphic hand, rubrication in red, capitals in various colours, 20 initials attractively illuminated in colour and gilt. Bound for presentation in contemporary blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, gilt ruled border to sides, gilt-rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine sunned, excellent condition. Author's own copy, a unique illuminated manuscript copy of Murray's verse translation of Euripides's Troiades, prepared by the Oxford University Press (US branch) printer James H. W. Althouse, specially bound, and presented to Murray himself, with his illustrated bookplate on the first blank. Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) was the pre-eminent public authority of Ancient Greek drama in the period, whose English translations of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes were hugely influential in popularising the literature in the early 20th century. Murray's dramatisation of the Troiades had been published and performed in the UK some 10 years previously, but this manuscript was produced in tandem with the edition issued in 1915 by the US branch of the Oxford University Press, notably (for this tragedy of those bereft by war) during the early years of the First World War. In May 1915 performances of Murray's Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris were taken to various American colleges by Harley Granville-Barker and his wife Lillah McCarthy. These timely productions helped to shape the interpretation, still strong today, of Euripides's Troiades as the most powerful piece of anti-war work in ancient literature. Francis H. Stoddard in his introduction to the OUP's published version noted: "Never surely can a great tragedy seem more real to us, or purge our souls more truly of the unreality of our thoughts and feelings concerning vital issues, then can The Trojan Women at this moment in the history of the world." The copy has two later Christmas cards signed to Murray from Althouse laid in.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        L'Inaugurazione della Primavera.

      1915 - Firenze, Libreria della Voce, 1915. PRIMA edizione. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale stampata in rosso; pp. 263, (1). Raro. Axs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        Trading Post Photograph

      Santa Fe, NM: Donati Art Studio. Photograph. A silver gel photograph of a trading post, most likely located near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in very good condition. Published circa 1915. Photograph depicts a trading post displaying Native American wares such as rugs, pottery, baskets and jewelry in glass cabinets and on furniture, a few woven baskets are hung from the ceiling; also seen is a cash register, a candlestick telephone, a desk with paperwork, and a calendar provided by AJAX Tires; the walls of the trading post are a white stucco and have log beams across the ceiling. Published by the Donati Art Studio, which was likely operated by Agostino Donati, a photographer out of Santa Fe and who was active from around 1905 to 1945. Photograph measures 8" x 10" (not including mount) and is on a decorative gray mount. Photograph is in very good condition with light scratching and silvering to photograph; mount has light wear to all edges. .

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        Die Verwandlung [Metamorphosis].

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1915. Octavo. Original quarter imitation vellum-backed dark blue laid paper boards, spine and front board lettered in black, blue top edge. With the 5 page advertisements to the rear. Pencil inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, minor tear to pages 5–6 professionally repaired, and the occasional spot, otherwise a bright, clean copy. First edition, first printing, the uncommon case-bound issue, the state with serif type on the spine and front board (no priority assigned). The publication of this work – the first of Kafka's masterpieces and unquestionably one of the most influential works of fiction produced in the 20th century – was a rather confused affair. Two basic issues were intended: one in wrappers, the other bound in boards. Sales seem not to have been good and after a year or so the numerous copies remaining unsold were stamped on the title pages with the official stamp of the German censors. This copy has no stamp to the title page which suggests it is an early issue.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Christmas Carol.

      London Heinemann 1915 - First Rackham trade edition, 4to., [4], 147, [1, blank] pp., twelve colour plates and twenty black and white vignettes and illustrated endpapers by Arthur Rackham, slight age-toning, otherwise fine, publisher's green cloth illustrated in black, illustrated dust-jacket, age-darkened, the spine a little chipped at extremities with two professionally closed tears, in all a very good example and rare with the dust-jacket. 'First trade edition, first issue with the mounted frontispiece and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Latimore & Haskell pp. 44-45; Riall p. 124-25 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Travels in Alaska

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with 1915 on title page. Near Fine, with slight fading to cloth at top of spine, spine ends a little bruised, in a Very Good dust jacket with chipping at spine ends and corners with loss at crown, edge tears and creasing to rear panel. A spectacular copy in a lovely and rarely-seen dust jacket.

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        The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, [1915] - 20 volumes, octavo (235 x 155 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Spines slightly faded. An excellent set. Illustrated title page with Alfred Jewel vignette printed in red, blue, black, and gilt on japon, frontispiece and 3 photogravure plates on japon with captioned tissue-guards in each volume, totalling 80 plates; title pages printed in red and black. The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining The Well-Beloved and A Group of Noble Dames in a single volume, and was partly printed from English plates and partly reset in America. The map of Wessex appears in vol. I only, and the illustrations (four to a volume) are derived from Lea's Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Purdy, p. 286. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La Parure".

      1915 - Encre de Chine et aquarelle signée en bas à gauche, (1915), 13.2 X 9.6 cm, encadrée. Artiste danoise, Gerda WEGENER (1885-1940), après des études à l'École des Beaux-Arts de Copenhague, s'installe à Paris en 1912 et participe aux Salons d'Automne, des Humoristes et des Indépendants. Elle illustra de nombreux livres et revues (Vogue, Journal des Dames et des Modes, La Vie Parisienne, La Baïonnette, Le Rire.) et remporta un grand succès grâce à ses dessins teintés d'humour et de sensualité. Son mari Einar Wegener, premier transsexuel, sous le nom de Lili Elbe, est son modèle favori. Une rétrospective lui a été consacrée à la maison du Danemark. Certaines de ses oeuvres sont exposées à Paris au Musée d'Art Moderne et au Centre Pompidou. Taches n'affectant pas le dessin. Œuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        The Works. [Comedies; Tragedies; Histories and Poems.] The text of the Oxford edition prepared by W. J. Craig.

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1915 - 3 volumes, sextodecimo (188 x 128 mm). Contemporary red calf, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration, double ruled gilt border to sides, board edges decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spines faded, slight scuffing to covers, slight foxing, a couple of pencil marks internally. An excellent set. Portrait frontispieces. An attractively bound set of the Oxford Miniature Edition of Shakespeare's works, with introductory studies of several plays by Edward Dowden and a full glossary, originally published in three volumes by Clarendon Press in 1903, and printed on India paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Il Teatro Futurista Sintetico. Creato da Marinetti, Settimelli, Bruno Corra.

      - Milano, Istituto Editoriale Italiano, «Biblioteca teatrale», NN. 10 e 15, (1915-16). PRIMA edizione. Due volumi in 16mo (cm. 18,7); tela editoriale ; pp. 99, (5), 99, (5). Ritratti di Marinetti in antiporta in entrambi i volumi. Al primo volume le sintesi sono precedute dal «Manifesto del teatro futurista sintetico». Axs

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        IN CATLAND

      - (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. IN CATLAND. London: John Shaw, no date, circa 1915. 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), cloth backed decorative, flexible card covers, pictorial paste-on, Fine. This rare Wain title features 4 wonderful mounted color plates on dark grey paper (one of which is also on the cover), 3 full page black & whites, 4 half-page black & whites and 10 smaller black and whites in text. This is a remarkable copy, rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Original drawing of a smiling cat wearing a bow.

      [c.1915]. Red chalk drawing on paper. Sheet size: 23.5 x 16.5cm Paper lightly toned and with some faint spotting. Overall in very good condition. Presented in a gold wooden frame with mount and glass. Red chalk drawing of a smiling cat with a large neck bow, signed by Wain in chalk in the lower left-hand corner and with an additional pencil inscription by Wain in the lower margin: "With many good wishes to Miss Brooklin".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bernhard Heiliger. Monografie und Originallithografie. Vorzugsausgabe.

      - Einem überraschenden Lagerfund zu verdanken: Das vor über 20 Jahren im renommierten Propyläen Verlag erschienene Standardwerk als Vorzugsausgabe - Monografie, Werkverzeichnis und Künstleredition in einem und in tadellosem Zustand! Der beiliegende Original-Steindruck (»ohne Titel«) mit Prägedruck wurde bei Peter Boll auf Zerkall-Bütten gedruckt. Mit illustriertem Werkverzeichnis. Ein wahres Sammlerstück im Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag im Leinenschuber beide Objekte, Buchschuber und Grafikmappe werden von einem Pappschuber geschützt. Bernhard Heiliger, 1915 in Stettin geboren, gehört zu den bedeutendsten Bildhauern der Nachkriegszeit. Zusammen mit Hans Uhlmann und Karl Hartung hat er den internationalen Ruf der deutschen Bildhauerkunst nach 1945 neu begründet. Er verstarb am 25. Oktober 1995 in Berlin und hinterließ ein vielfältiges, ein halbes Jahrhundert umfassendes Werk. 27 x 30,5 cm, 356 Seiten, zahlr. Abb. und Tafeln, Leinen in Leinenschuber. Lithografie 30 x 26 cm, Expl. 1/50, 1989. Signiert, dat., num., in Mappe. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Of Human Bondage. A Novel.

      New York: George H. Doran, 1915 - Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine and front cover in black. Slightly rolled, spine very slightly faded, hinges cracked but holding. A very good copy. First US edition, second issue with the misprint "help" corrected on page 257. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For John Hobart, W. Somerset Maugham. San Francisco. 4 Feb 1939". It is likely that the recipient was John Hobart, the drama critic for the San Francisco Chronicle at the time. Maugham visited America in the early part of 1939: the day before this copy was inscribed, he and his lover Gerald Haxton, a native of San Francisco, had lunch with the American playwright Eugene O'Neill at his home, Tao House, in California, not far from San Francisco. Rothschild Maugham Collection 85; Stott A21b; Kelly, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site: General Management Plan, 1979.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, , 1915. Octavo (192 x 141 mm). Finely bound for Asprey in twentieth century morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt in compartments, raised bands, pictorial onlay of Scrooge to both boards within gilt fillets, inner dentelles gilt, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates all printed directly on plate paper with captioned tissue guards and black and white illustrations in the text. Very faint contemporary inscription to half-title, minor wear to gutter at verso of the half-title, an excellent copy. First trade edition. The exact status of this impression is unclear. The bibliographies state that the first impression of the trade edition has the frontispiece mounted on dark green paper and the date 1915 on the title verso. This copy has the frontispiece printed directly on plate paper, supposedly one sign of later issue, yet with the date 1915 on the title verso. However we recently sold a presentation copy inscribed by Rackham dated 1915 with the frontispiece printed directly on plate paper, as here, which suggests that this is an early issue.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pottery Seller. Albuquerque

      Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1915. Original color crayon drawing. Signed, dated and titled in the image. Daged , titled and described on the support sheet. 8.875 x 5.75 inches. Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She a was patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University. Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region. Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson. Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        CUDDLY KIDDIES

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

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        BUSY BO-PEEPS

      PRESTON, CHLOE. (PRESTON,CHLOE)illus. BUSY BO-PEEPS by Grace Draydon. London: Saddle Bros., no date, circa 1915. 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, rebacked with new endpapers, some cover rubbing and scratching, sound and clean inside, overall VG-. The story of Carl, Betsy, Babykins and their dog Buzzy is told in verse. Featuring 12 incredible color plates plus many 3-color illustrations in text by Preston. A rare Preston title.

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        H.R. (Hendrik Rutgers of Wall Street) First edition of Lefevre’s novel about a young man’s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: "With the best wishes of Edwin Lefevre, Dorset, VT, 7 August 1919." "Edwin Lefevre was known for his close attention to the major players on Wall Street. His books, including Reminiscences of a Stockbroker and The Making of a Stockbroker, have become stock market classics, much sought after for their literary merit, their insight into Wall Street and business history, and the financial observations they contain." (Bauman)

      Harper & Brothers 1915 - Attractively bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and on the spine. Faint ringstain and light flecking to the front boards. Light wear to the top of the spine ends and at the corners. Light leeching of color to the bottom 1.5" of the spine. With the frontispiece protected by its tissue guard. Very clean and tight throughout, printed on good paper, virtually unread. Inscribed in black ink on the front endpaper: "With the best wishes of Edwin Lefevre, Dorset, VT, 7 August 1919." Edwin Lefèvre was born George Edwin Henry Lefèvre in 1871 in Colón, Colombia (now Republic of Panama), the son of Henry Lefèvre (1841–1899), who was for many years the general agent of the Pacific Steamship Company American for Panama; he was born in Jersey, in the Channel Islands and emigrated to the United States in his youth. Mr. Lefèvre sent his son Edwin to the United States when he was a boy and he was educated at Lehigh University where he received training as a mining engineer. However, at the age of nineteen, he began his career as a journalist and eventually became a stockbroker, as well. Lefèvre did work as a broker on Wall Street and was the financial writer for the New York Sun newspaper. He later returned to his home in Vermont where he resumed his literary work, providing short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and writing novels. Of the eight books written by Edwin Lefèvre his Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is considered a classic of American business writing. The book began as a series of twelve articles published between 1922 and 1923 in The Saturday Evening Post. It is written as first-person fiction, telling the story of a professional stock trader on Wall Street. While published as fiction, it is generally accepted to be the biography of stock market whiz Jesse Livermore. The book has been reprinted in almost every decade since its original publication in 1925, the latest put out byJohn Wiley & Sons in hardcover and paperback in 1994 which remains in print. (Wikipedia) First Edition with matching dates of 1915 on the title and copyright pages and with "Published October, 1915 and the correct date code of K-P at the bottom of the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue with "aind" on page 14. Publisher's dark blue cloth, stamped in gilt. Very Good. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners, spine ends and lightly to joints. Spine cloth darkened. Pages toned, with several at rear roughly cut with chips to margins. Small vintage bookseller's ticket (Brentano's) to rear paste down. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Of Human Bondage

      George H. Doran Company [1915], New York - First Printing, lacking publisher's monogram on title page verso and misprinted "help" on p. 257. Octavo (20.25cm.); publisher's green gilt-embossed cloth; [6],648pp. Some general shelf wear to board extremities, else Very Good or better. STOTT A22. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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