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        Tänzerin 1915

      1915. Scherenschnitt auf Japan montiert, ca. 12,6 x 9,1 cm. R. u. sign., dat. u. nummeriert: "Engert 1915 N-21". Identische Darstellung in (Auswahl): Ausst. Kat. Zinglers Kabinett 1919, S. 25 und in: Heusinger 1977, S. 84, Abb. 154, Kat. Nr. 121, dort die Schleife am Kostüm abgerissen..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Voyage of H.M.S. 'Pandora' Despatched to Arrest the Mutineers of the 'Bounty' in the South Seas , 1790-91 Being the Narratives of Captain Edward Edwards, R.N., the Commander, and George Hamilton, the Surgeon

      London: Francis Edwards, 1915. Octavo, folding map; original maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine; front board a little flecked otherwise a very nice copy. With extra material by Captain Edwards. The standard modern edition, including the captain's report on the voyage of the Pandora, printed for the first time, with introduction and notes by Basil Thomson. This edition includes the account of the surgeon of the Pandora, Hamilton, which was first published in 1793 and is rare today. However, this work is particularly significant for the inclusion of the many reports and letters penned by Captain Edward Edwards, who was commissioned with orders to find the mutineers, and whose conduct was vilified in the eighteenth-century press. This was the first time any of Edwards' reports were printed, and as a result this is an important contribution to the study of the Bounty mutiny. It has not been reprinted.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Gesammelte Schriften Michel de Montaignes in 8 Bänden. Hier Band 1-5 u. 7-8. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen unter Zugrundelegung der Ãœbertragung von Johann Joachim Bode.

      München/Berlin, Georg Müller, 1915.. 7 von 8 Bänden, Band 6 fehlt ca. 2030 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, grüner Lederrücken (bei einem Band verblasst und farblich nicht mehr homogen) mit goldener Titelprägung und Verzierungen, roter Hardcovereinband mit grünen Lederecken, roter Farbkopfschnitt, Deckel stellenweise berieben und an den Kanten leicht bestoßen, bei 3 Bänden sind durch das Entfernen der Bibliotheksetiketten Deckel beschädigt worden, Schnitt und Buchseiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Buchseiten sauber und ohne Markierungen, insgesamt in altersgemäß gutem Zustand Schneller Versand, mit Rechnung.

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Naval and Military Families. A quartet game designed by Prince and Princess Louis of Battenberg. Sold for the benefit of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association

      Ernest Nister - Complete and scarce game created during the First World War by members of the Royal Family. N.d., but probably 1915 or 1916, since the Battenbergs changed their name to Mountbatten in 1917 to downplay the family's German origins. (Also the rules in a later version bear the acronym of the SSAFA, which didn't become the name of the beneficiary until 1919.) Louis married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and the grandfather of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as the father of Lord Mountbatten. Because of his German roots, Louis had to retire from the naval service and was forced to sit out the war; this game, though, was a manifestation of his patriotism. 48 cards, each of a thick card, an instruction sheet, and all housed in a box. The game is a variant on the well-known Game of Families, which was issued in many different editions over many decades. The fun of this deck is the colorful gentle caricatures of military types and their offspring, with an admiral, a general, a captain, a doctor, a sergeant, etc. represented. Cards are clean and fresh. The box has dampstaining along its lower sides. The instruction sheet has dampstaining and wear but remains legible and intact.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Estampas Compostelanas

      No Place: No Publisher, 1915 No date (circa 1910-1915), No Location [prob. Galicia, Spain]; property of the author [es propriedad del autor / reservados todos los derechos / prohibida la reproducion de texto y fotografias] circa early twentieth century. Quarto, original wraps in [presumably later]quarter leather hard binding. Introduction by Salvador Cabeza de Leon + 56 pp. black and white photographs on rectos with descriptions on versos. Leather moderately scuffed as shown in scans; thatl later hardcover binding is VG+. Original parchment wrappers toned (scans), have a few chips, have been professionally repaired. Contents - photographs and text - are age-toned but undamaged. Overall, Very Good. A strange a beautiful collection of vintage photographs by Luis Ksado - the namesake of a recently created European photography award, won in 1999 by Peter Marlow - of religious artifacts, buildings, locations and persons in the Santiago de Compostela archbishopric of Galicia, Spain. Introduced by Salvador Cabeza de Leon. The theme is that of documenting the home of the Compostela, or Compostelana, a revered religious parchment artifact which lies in the archbishopric. The Ksado photographs are a testament to the depth of Compostelana spirituality in the area, which is also the focus of modern-day pilgrimages. Probably quite rare; another copy is mentioned in the "Archivo do Kingdom of Galicia" Probably not replaceable. See scans. Lg6

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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual 1914-1915

      The Offices Of The Fund, 1915-01-01. Paperback. Very Good. The Wilderness of Zin With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Todd. 154 pages. With plates. Few foxing spots on the end-papers. Some fade to top margin of front board. 4 pages of ads. Comes in a repaired loose mylar outer. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        ?? [oten] Fabric Sample Book from Kawashima shoten. ?????? [kenro sarasa hyohon] Catalogues of Japanese Calico

      Kyoto.: ????[Kawashima Shoten]. ??(Taisho) 4.1915).. Sample book featuring 80 patterned fabric samples for kimonos, gilt title upper cover, tissue guards at endpapers a little creased, sewn with red thread which has broken in two places but is otherwise sound, card leaves a little soiled and browned with some occasional insect damage not affecting the cloth samples. Cloth album binding little insect damaged in places. An attractive sample book measuring 25.5 x 19.5cm. There are many contemporary printed catalogues of Japanese Calico, wasarasa(???), but this sample book which includes contains real swatches of textile samples allows us to see and feel actual textile samples. Sample designs include Karakusa (arabesque design: ??) and Sakura (Cherry blossoms: ?). These 80 real textile samples are a historically valuable resource as they give a sense of what the Taisho (??) era everyday kimono textiles were like, and how beautiful they were. Inscription includes the handwritten date Taisho 4 [1915] on the front paste down. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        Theodore Roosevelt writes of seeing ?a bull moose gallop for about 50 yards?? ? three years earlier he was the ?Bull Moose? candidate for President, losing to Wilson but finishing ahead of President Taft

      Oyster Bay, New York, October 1, 1915 Autograph Letter Signed ?Theodore Roosevelt,? 1p, 5.75? x 7.5?, separate sheets. On TR?s Sagamore Hill stationery. To Mrs. [Marcia R. Shankland] Andrews (1832-1921), wife of Charles Andrews (1827-1918), former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Light hinge remnants on verso.Fine condition.In full, ?I am returning the two guides? letters. Now, I can testify otherwise than by hearsay! While at the Tourilli I saw a bull moose gallop for about 50 yards. He was angry or excited. Except for short spaces they do not gallop; but the various professionals who say that moose never gallop are mistaken. I hope you enjoyed your outing. With regards to the Judge...? The Tourilli game reserve is northwest of the city of Quebec. Lightly handwritten in pencil on verso by Mrs. Andrews: ?The Tourrili Club, is next our club in Canada ?" M.R.S.A. Please erase this.?In Chapter XI ?A Curious Experience? of ?A Book-Lovers Holidays in the Open,? Theodore Roosevelt wr

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        A flown grease cup that was part of the iconic Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" and the De Havilland DH-4, and then used for the restoration of the Wright brothers? 1905 <i>Wright Flyer III </i>!

      n.p., [1915 - 1925] Flown grease cup, approximately 1.25? at its widest part and 1.5? tall. Fine Condition. The Curtiss JN-4 ?Jenny" was a biplane - a fixed wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other ?" produced by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York - a competitor with the Wright brothers? company, the Wright Company. Although it was originally intended for the military, the ?Jenny? found its real popularity in postwar America, as it became the ?backbone of American postwar [civil] aviation.? The De Havilland DH-4 was a British two seat biplane that was designed by Geoffrey de Havilland for Airco, a British aircraft manufacturer. It was used as a day bomber during World War I, and flew from August 1916 through the end of the war. In 1947, Orville Wright began overseeing the restoration of his 1905 aircraft. The process took three years, and the final product retained between 60 and 85 percent of its original material.

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        The Yangtse Gorge, A Photographic Souvenir.

      Ca 1915 - Scarce photographic study of the Yangtze River Gorges with 14 tipped in silver print photographic illustrations (each 4 x 4 1/8"). With Preface and notes by C. Johnson, who writes, "This small book . is more of a souvenir for those who possess no camera, or having one have been unfortunate with the weather". The photographs include: San Yu Tung; Shooting a Rapid; The Hsintan; Granary Gorge; Patung Pagoda; Kuantukou; Wushan Gorge; Wind Box Gorge; False Gorge; Shihpaochai; Sampan Man; A Casualty; The Morning Dip; and Chungking. The folding map titled, 'Ichang to Chungking'. This is the only edition issued; sml 8vo, preface,14 mounted photographs, each with an accompanying page of descriptive text, folding map. Original dark red buckram, lettered in silver on the front cover. Just a little wear, very good +. OCLC: 26370364. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        A SET OF SIX

      1915. [inscribed to Llewelyn Davies] Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915. Original dark blue cloth. First American Edition of this collection of six short stories. The English edition had been published in 1908, and in the same year one of the stories, "The Duel," was published alone by McClure of New York (as "The Point of Honor"). A few months later McClure went under and was bought out by Doubleday -- but since Doubleday could not acquire the copyright to most of the other five tales (because they had already been published in England), he was in no hurry to publish this volume -- until the success of CHANCE in 1913 prompted him to do so (hence the seven-year delay of the American A SET OF SIX). All of this undoubtedly prompted a small printing, making this one of the scarcer American editions of Conrad. In his "author&#39;s note" Conrad expresses his satisfaction at having this tale restored "to its proper home and surroundings," rather than cutting down the American edition to "A Set of Five." (The volume is "rounded out" with the addition of "The Romantic Story of Joseph Conrad," much of it gleaned from Richard Curle&#39;s biography of the year before.)~This is a copy from the first printing (without a double-rule border around the title page); the second printing was for the limp leather "Deep Sea" format, and the third printing does have the double-rule border. It is in very good condition -- with no appreciable flaws other than dull spine lettering. Cagle A13d.~Provenance: in addition to the discreet bookplate of Conrad super-collector Stanley J. Seeger, the front endpaper is inscribed by Conrad, "Mr & Mrs | H. [A.?] Llewelyn Davies | with friendly regards | from J. Conrad | 1915." (It is difficult to tell Conrad&#39;s capital "H" from his capital "A" -- as he varied them considerably.) Conrad was a good friend of J. M. Barrie, and Barrie was in turn very close to the Llewelyn Davies family -- so Conrad most likely inscribed this volume as a favor to Barrie. Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (she was the daughter of the French-born author and cartoonist George duMaurier) had five boys -- with whom Barrie was "obsessed" (per Barrie&#39;s biographer). The five boys were George, John, Peter, Michael and Nicholas -- whom Barrie turned into George (the father) Darling, John Darling, Peter Pan, and Michael Nicholas Darling. If the capital letter in the inscription is an "H", we don&#39;t know exactly who in the Llewelyn Davies family this might have been; if it is an "A", the book was presented to the parents of the five boys.

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        Signed Agreement for Film Rights to ROMANCE

      1915. [the earliest planned Conrad film] Agreement between Fiction Pictures Inc. and Joseph Conrad (with Ford Madox Hueffer added in in ink). Seven typed pages within legal folder of Stern & Reubenstein, New York, dated 5 March 1915. The first six pages are initialed a total of seven times by both authors, and the last page is signed in full by both. The novel ROMANCE, published in 1903, was one of several books co-authored by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Hueffer. Twelve years later, in return for an advance of $500 and 50% of royalties, Conrad and Hueffer here signed an agreement to grant Fiction Pictures Inc. exclusive worldwide rights to the story. Interestingly, the typed contract is between only Conrad and Fiction Pictures; Hueffer&#39;s name and address were added in ink. Also interestingly, on page 2 there is a clause, "deleted before signature" and initialed by both authors, which would have granted Fiction Pictures the same rights (and terms) to the author&#39;s next novel to be published. The final page is signed in full by both authors, each with the signature of a witness, and also bears the 1914-dated corporate seal of Fiction Pictures Inc. and the signature of its Corporate Secretary.~This contract constitutes THE EARLIEST PLANNED FILM OF ANY OF CONRAD&#39;S NOVELS. But "planned" is the operative word. Fiction Pictures Inc. was a production company founded in 1914 by novelist Louis Joseph Vance (its first film was one of his own novels). In June 1915, just three months after executing this document, Fiction Pictures went out of business and sold its Hollywood studio to Famous Players Film Company. Thus Fiction never produced a film of ROMANCE, and their option expired. Four years later, Lasky-Famous Players (the predecessor to Paramount) acquired the rights to four Conrad novels including ROMANCE, and a silent film based on ROMANCE was finally produced in 1927, three years after Conrad&#39;s death. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

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        TEATRO. Supplemento a "Gli Avvenimenti", 1915 - 1916 nn. 1 / 14 (n. 11 TEATRO FUTURISTA SINTETICO)

      14 fascicoli, legati assieme, pubblicati nel 1915 e 1916 come supplemento a "Gli Avvenimenti" di Umberto Notari. Cm 24x19, legatura coeva modesta in mezza tela (segni di usura, traccia di vecchia dedica cancellata al contropiatto anteriore), fascicoli leggerm. rifilati (mm 235x180), conservate le copertine (illustrate da Crespi, Sto, Ventura). Nel complesso in buono stato con segni d'uso e del tempo e qualche fioritura alle pp. oltre a ingiallimento. Rara rivista di testi teatrali che contiene al n. 11 il "Teatro Futurista Sintetico" con copertina di Carrà. 1) Supplem. n. 104 "Gli avvenimenti", UN CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE commedia in cinque atti di Labiche e Marc Michel, nuova traduzione di Alessandro De Stefani, pp. 36; copertina un po' sciupata e parzialm. staccata dal corpo. 2) Supplem. n. 105 "Gli avvenimenti", di Paolo Ferrari: NESSUNO VA AL CAMPO commedia in due atti - LA MEDICINA DI UNA RAGAZZA MALATA commedia in un atto, pp. 36; a p. 3 un piccolo strappo senza mancanze. 3) Supplem. n. 106 "Gli avvenimenti", AGLAVANA E SELISETTA dramma in cinque atti di M. Maeterlinck, nuova traduzione di Alessandro De Stefani, pp. 36; piccola macchia di inchiostro in copertina. 4) Supplem. n. 107 "Gli avvenimenti", L'UBRIACO commedia in tre atti di Umberto Notari, pp. 36. 5) Supplem. n. 108 "Gli avvenimenti", SOTTO LA LEGGE dramma in tre atti di Edoardo Brandès, traduz. di Mario Marini e C. Z., pp. 36. 6) Supplem. n. 109 "Gli avvenimenti", UN PUGNO INCOGNITO commedia in tre atti di Vittorio Bersezio, pp. 36. 7) Supplem. n. 110 "Gli avvenimenti", UN MARITO IDEALE commedia in quattro atti di Oscar Wilde, traduz. di P. Emilio Giusti, pp. 52. 8) Supplem. n. 111 "Gli avvenimenti", IL POETA E LA BALLERINA commedia in tre atti di Paolo Giacometti, pp. 36. 9) Supplem. n. 112 "Gli avvenimenti", LA PROCELLARIA dramma in quattro atti di Antonio Cekoff, traduz. di E. Quadri e V. Ransch, pp. 32; piccola mancanza ad un angolo della copertina. 10) Supplem. n. 113 "Gli avvenimenti", LA BELLA ELENA opera buffa in tre atti di Meilhac e Halevy, traduz. di A. De Stefani, pp. 32. 11) Supplem. n. 114 "Gli avvenimenti", TEATRO FUTURISTA SINTETICO: con il "Manifesto del Teatro Futurista Sintetico" e una raccolta di testi di Marinetti, Bruno Corra, Emilio Settimelli, Arnaldo Corradini, Remo Chiti, Pratella, Paolo Buzzi, Govoni, Boccioni, Francesco Cangiullo, Luciano Folgore, Decio Cinti. Copertina di Carrà, pp. 32; strappo con mancanza (che non lede il testo) al margine inferiore di p. 15. 12) Supplem. n. 115 "Gli avvenimenti", RESA A DISCREZIONE commedia in quattro atti di Giuseppe Giacosa, pp. 40. 13) Supplem. n. 116 "Gli avvenimenti", I SAVI DI VILLATRISTE commedia in tre atti di Santiago Rusinol, traduz. di Luigi Motta, pp. 32; piccole macchie d'inchiostro in copertina. 14) Supplem. n. 117 "Gli avvenimenti", IL NATALE O IL MISTERO DELLA NATIVITA' in quattro quadri di Maurice Bouchor, traduz. di A. De Stefani, pp. 24.

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        A SET OF SIX

      1915 - [inscribed by Conrad] Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915. Original dark blue cloth. First American Edition of this collection of six short stories. The English edition had been published in 1908, and in the same year one of the stories, "The Duel," was published alone by McClure of New York (as "The Point of Honor"). A few months later McClure went under and was bought out by Doubleday -- but since Doubleday could not acquire the copyright to most of the other five tales (because they had already been published in England), he was in no hurry to publish this volume -- until the success of CHANCE in 1913 prompted him to do so (hence the seven-year delay of the American A SET OF SIX). All of this undoubtedly prompted a small printing, making this one of the scarcer American editions of Conrad. In his "author's note" Conrad expresses his satisfaction at having this tale restored "to its proper home and surroundings," rather than cutting down the American edition to "A Set of Five." (The volume is "rounded out" with the addition of "The Romantic Story of Joseph Conrad," much of it gleaned from Richard Curle's biography of the year before.)~This is a copy from the first printing (without a double-rule border around the title page); the second printing was for the limp leather "Deep Sea" format, and the third printing does have the double-rule border. It is in very good condition -- with no appreciable flaws other than dull spine lettering. Cagle A13d.~Provenance: in addition to the discreet bookplate of Conrad super-collector Stanley J. Seeger, the front endpaper is inscribed by Conrad, "Mr & Mrs | H. [A.?] Llewelyn Davies | with friendly regards | from J. Conrad | 1915." (It is difficult to tell Conrad's capital "H" from his capital "A" -- as he varied them considerably.) Conrad was a good friend of J. M. Barrie, and Barrie was in turn very close to the Llewelyn Davies family -- so Conrad most likely inscribed this volume as a favor to Barrie. Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (she was the daughter of the French-born author and cartoonist George duMaurier) had five boys -- with whom Barrie was "obsessed" (per Barrie's biographer). The five boys were George, John, Peter, Michael and Nicholas -- whom Barrie turned into George (the father) Darling, John Darling, Peter Pan, and Michael Nicholas Darling. If the capital letter in the inscription is an "H", we don't know exactly who in the Llewelyn Davies family this might have been; if it is an "A", the book was presented to the parents of the five boys. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VOTES FOR WOMEN WINDOW HANGER

      Boston:: Mass. Woman Suffrage Assn.,, Nov. 2 [1915.. Die-stamped metal window hanger, of a blue bird, 12" long from top of head to end of the yellow tail, 3-1/2" wide across breast. With stamp and insignia of Lithographers of America at lower left corner of tail. "Votes for Women Nov. 2" in black along gold ground (birds under belly and tail). "Mass. Woman Suffrage Assn. Gertrude H. Leonard Theresa A. Crowley" in black along outside edge of bird&#39;s tail. The bird is on a black perch, facing left, head turning right with beak open. There is soiling and some discoloration to the lower portion of the blue body, and a little rust to the margin. There are four pin holes where the bird was attached to a shade. An extremely colorful piece of ephemera. This piece was part of the advertising campaign to pass suffrage in four eastern states: "The four eastern suffrage referendum campaigns conducted during 1915 constituted a showdown unlike anything that had gone before. New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania had been home to the great pioneers of the woman&#39;s rights movement; New Jersey women had been the first in the United States to vote, for a brief period in the nineteenth century. All four were industrial states with large populations, of prime political importance. If these states, or some, or even one of them, could carry for woman suffrage, the national situation would be drastically affected"[Flexner, p. 270]. All four lost.

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        The North American Indian Volume X

      1915 - The North American Indian (1907-1930), by Edward S. Curtis, was published in a limited edition and sold by subscription. The lavishly illustrated volumes were printed on the finest paper and bound in expensive leather, making the price prohibitive for all but the most avid collectors and libraries. Subscriptions sold for about $3,000 in 1907; the price rose to about $4,200 by 1924. Although the plan was to sell 500 sets, it appears that Curtis secured only 272 subscriptions over the course of the project. In 1935 the assets of the project were liquidated, and the remaining materials were sold to the Charles Lauriat Company , a rare book dealer in Boston. They lay forgotten in the bookstore's basement until their rediscovery in the 1970s, which marked the revival of interest in Curtis' haunting images of American Indians. The set owned by Northwestern was donated by J.P. Morgan, Curtis' sponsor. It consists of twenty volumes in original bindings containing text and illustrations and twenty portfolios of individual plates reproduced by the photogravure process. Each volume measures 12 inches high, 10 inches wide and about 3 2/5 inches thick. Each is bound in half leather, that is, the spine and the four corners of the front and back covers are covered in a high quality brown Levant morocco leather. The covers themselves are laminated binders board; the central panel on each board is covered with a heavy tan cloth. The text block within each volume measures 11 inches high, 9 1/2 inches wide and 2 to 2 1/2 inches thick; the text itself occupies an area 8 1/8 inches high by 5 inches wide on each page. Each volume has in gold foil stamping on the spine a simple line decoration with the set's title at the top, the author, volume number in roman numerals, tribe(s) in the volume and the publication date of the volume at the foot of the spine. Volumes 1-14 were bound by H. Blackwell, while volumes 15-20 were bound by Whitman Bennett, NY, as indicated at the top of the front free flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13355825058 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        North of Boston

      New York: Henry Holt, 1915: Signed. Stated Second American Edition (though technically the first edition to be printed in America), Fourth Printing. In a first issue dust jacket with "fain" instead of "faint" on the front panel. Signed and dated with a location by Robert Frost on the front free end paper; signed at the Elizabethan Club of Yale University. Book and dust jacket are in Very Good+ condition. Clean pages, sound binding. Pages are lightly age toned. Slight ding to top edge of front board. Cloth is faintly sunned, with faint mottling at gutters. The dust jacket shows minor chipping to corners and head of spine, light wear at folds, light surface wear with light scratches, a short closed tear to the rear panel, and a small stain to the front panel. A very handsome copy; signed and in the original dust jacket.

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        &#147;Leap-frog.&#148;

      1915. A Wonderful and Playful Original Louis Wain WatercolorWAIN, Louis (1860-1939). &#147;Leap-frog.&#148; [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1915]. Original pen, ink, and watercolor drawing. Signed at lower right. Image size: 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 340 x 265 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.A wonderful example of a Louis Wain original watercolor drawing, depicting two cats, a brown tabby cat dressed as a policeman and a black cat with white markings on his face and white paws dressed as a jester and leaning on a cane, playing leap-frog on a sidewalk in front of a barber&#146;s shop, the door reading &#147;Combs./Tonsorial/Artist/Hair Cut. 6d./Shaving. 6d./Wigs.&#148; There are three signs in the window behind them: &#147;Mouse/Hair/Wash,&#148; &#147;Keep Your/Fur Clean/and Your/Nose Cold,&#148; &#147;Never Sit/on your Tail/it Spoils the/Fur.&#148; A highly colorful and playful example.

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        North of Boston,

      Henry Holt and Company, 1915. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Henry Holt, 1915: Second American Edition (though the first to be printed in America), Fifth Printing, in original dust jacket. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages, sound binding. Light, sporadic foxing, most pronounced at prelims. Cloth shows light fading to edges and spine. The dust jacket has a split at the front panel and spine, which has been repaired from the verso by archival mending tissue. Split starting to rear spine fold, repaired from the verso as well. Presents well in Mylar.

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        A TRIP TO CATLAND WITH LOUIS WAIN

      London, Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., No. 7161, (1915).FIRST EDITION (1915), Father Tuck's "Holiday" serIes, oblong 4to, approximately 240 x 335 mm, 9¼ x 13 inches, 18 pages including insides of covers, on 6 of these pages is a fantastic full page full coloured illustration of 3 very large kittens, all quite different, the other 12 pages in black and white with one colour such as green or red, all show cats or kittens, some dressed. At the top of each page is a title for the image and below 4 lines of descriptive verse by Grace C. Floyd. Bound in the original publisher's cloth backed thick shiny card covers, 3 large kittens on each cover, different on upper and lower, black and white and marching forwards on hind legs with large red bows as collars on upper cover, lower cover repeats 1 of the 6 coloured plate, the 3 red Meistersingers in large striped bows. Respined neatly in grey cloth, corners slightly worn, tiny chip to surface paper on lower cover at upper edge and at fore - edge, small pale damp stain to lower margin of lower cover, another very small next to spine on lower cover, pages just very slightly darkened at edges, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy of a scarce delightul Wain kitten book, not in Dale or Necker. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Of Human Bondage

      George H. Doran Company, New York 1915 - First Edition, First Printing without the Doran monogram printed on the copyright page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original publisher's green cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JULIA WARD HOWE 1819 - 1910

      Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. A Fine copy with a Very Good example of the printed white dustwrapper. Volume 1 only of two volumes in original cloth-backed boards and the scarce dustwrapper. One of 450 numbered copies of the Large-Paper Edition with a lettered (A W. S.) leaf of Howe&#39;s unsigned AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT tipped in by the publisher, this example with 23 lines including some exceptional content on women&#39;s rights. In full: "It is not natural for women to make their lives entirely secondary to and dependent upon those of man. Nature, who divides her offices so equally between the sexes, nowhere gives any indication of an inferior intention or position for the mothers of living things. On the contrary, it is natural for the male animal to show a certain respect and tenderness for his female companion, while she busies herself principally with the arduous duties of rearing her tender brood. The [?] of the him-her [?] is proverbial. Among insects, the female is usually stronger than the male, a fortunate fact, since to her belongs the office of finding food for the [?] family." Illustrated with plates and portraits, including a facsimile manuscript of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Winner of the 1917 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

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        L&#39; Écho des Guitounes. Revue satirique, humoristique, politique, économique ( elle est...) fantaisiste et intermittente. Organe officiel des Poilus du 144e de ligne

      n. p., 1915.. 1915. Irregularly published magazine during the Great War in France by and for members of the 144th Infantery Regiment. From No. 5 (10 Avril 1915) through to No. 38 (1 Novembre 1918). * Handwritten 10 line dedication in ink on free endpaper dated"Paris, 10 Septembre 1927" with (the editor) Guitoune&#39;s signature to a "Mrs Fred BULLOCK" and "Mon cher ami Fred Bullock F.R.G.S. collaborateur à l&#39; Echo des Guitounes" ..... "Mde Maisoncelle" The latter was the editor on chief of l&#39; Écho. Hfcf over mrbld boards, mrbld. endpapers. Large 8°. Loosely inserted odd number of the Echo in a blueprint version (1 leaf) and a number 129 (2 lvs) dated avril 1940(!). Spine worn, a few lvs. marginally browned, overall still in a good condition. ¶ Version de la collation en langue française sur demande. AVEC ENVOI du rédacteur en chef. RARISSIMUM.

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        Science primers. Physics ... with illustrations

      "New York, Cincinnati, Chicago": "American Book Co., n.d.". [ca. 1915.]. "16mo, pp. 168, [8] ads; approximately 50 wood-engraved illustrations in the text; front hinge slightly cracked, else near fine in original limp terracotta cloth stamped in black on upper cover and spine. & & H.P. Lovecraft&#39;s copy, with his handwritten ownership name and address, ""H. P. Lovecraft / 598, Angell St., / Providence, / R. I. / U.S.A."" as well as a rubberstamp also giving his name and address, both on the front free endpaper."

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        CHESS SOUVENIRS A Collection of 104 Chess Problems and THE YEAR BOOK OF CHESS, War Number, 1915 &1916.

      London, W. W. Morgan; Simpkin, Marshall & Co; Dean & Son, 1886.CHESS SOUVENIRS, FIRST EDITION 1886, small 8vo, approximately 160 x 120 mm, 6¼ x 4¾ inches, original publisher's red cloth with blind - stamped decoration to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, pale yellow endpapers, pages: vii, (1), 134, (2) + (8) - Catalogue of chess players' requisites sold by W. W. Morgan, Jun., the printer of our book and of the Chess Player's Chronicle. Binding quite worn, stained and flecked, spine darkened, 3 chips to spine cloth, 1 at tail (10 mm, ½"), 1 below head of spine (5 mm, ¼"), and another tiny one, title page faintly browned, contents otherwise clean and bright. A good tight copy of a very scarce book. No copy located by us in the major UK libraries including the British Library. 4 copies in OCLC in Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands and the USA. The Unexpected Guest is a poem by T. Winter - Wood which starts on page 105. The unnumbered leaf at the end provides the solution to the problems. On reverse of front endpaper is the following undated inscription: "To Leonard Sidney Woolf with best wishes and kind regards from Herbert Jacobs" (unidentified). THE YEAR BOOK, signed on first fly leaf "L. S. W. 14th Oct, 1928". 8vo, approximately 190 x 130 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, chess board illustrations, 320 pages, original publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Spine faded with light stains, slight wear to top and bottom of spine, pale age browning throughout, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Scarlet Plague

      The MacMillan Company, New York 1915 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1915." printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. The book is in great shape with slight wear to the boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HENRI MATISSE - EXHIBITION

      Montross Gallery, New York 1915 - Montross Gallery., 1915. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - The exhibition catalogue for Matisse's first New York - 42 páginas - Muy buen estado - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited Publishers, n.d. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited Publishers, n.d.. Foxing to the page edges, front and rear pastedowns, and several internal pages, else very good in red cloth in a very good jacket, with a few chips, several small closed tears, and fading to the front and rear panels.. Presumed later printing, red cloth, c. 1915. Quarto. A collection of poems attributed to the Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyám, translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in plates by Edmund Dulac.

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        The Pilgrims of Hope and Chants for Socialists

      London: Longman's, Green & Company, 1915 - 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 (MORRIS, MAY) 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. Not in Tidcombe. Provenance: John Quinn from May Morris; Julia Quinn, his sister; by descent in the family [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The White Peacock

      Duckworth 1915 - This edition, published by Duckworth in 1915, would appear to be scarce. The only other probable copy traced is in Nottingham University library, and that one is in cloth, stamped in gold. The original card covers and spine on our copy have at some time been laid onto cloth and the book re-cased, using new endpapers. The half-title is present. Measures 17cm. x 12cm. 496 pages. There is a stamp on the title page for 'Mitchell's Book Store, 578, Cangallo (Peru), 580. The English Book Exchange' (see photo attached to listing). Enquiries, and information, very welcome. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Illustrations Of A Thousand Shells Vols. I & II

      1915 - Kyoto, Japan 1915. Vol. I & II. Softcover. A total 0f 40 (20 per volume) beautiful color woodblock prints on fine paper of shells discovered and drawn by Y. Hirase. Hirase was also involved in the preparation of the woodblocks and the printing of the plates. The plates are bound accordian style in the oriental manner. As stated in the intro. Hirase meant this to be both a work of art and science. Although two plates are split at the centerfold, the rest of the plates very good. This work appears to be extremely rare. A fabulous addition to anyone's collection [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maximillian's]
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        Gloria, Viktoria. Ein Weltkriegs-Bilderbuch.

      Mit 8 farbigen Bildern auf 5 starken Kartonblättern. o.O., o. Verlag o.J. (ca. 1915),. quer 8°, [8] S., farbig illustr. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. mit gerundeten Ecken. - Erste Ausgabe - in keiner dem KVK angeschlossenen Bibliothek zu finden! - vereinzelte Braunflecken, ein Blatt mit Randabrieb, Einband fleckig und etwas gewölbt, Kanten berieben - in Anlehnung an Arpad Schmidhammers "Lieb Vaterland, magst ruhig sein" - sehr selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Josef Müller (Versandantiqua]
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        Two Journals of the Voyage of the Revenue Cutter Commodore Perry from New York to San Francisco, December 1894 - April 1895

      Two vols. 4to ruled journals. About 125 pages of manuscript entries, and about 45 photographs. Following the American Revolution the Revenue Marine was created for the purpose of collecting and securing maritime revenues. When the US Navy came on the scene the Revenue Cutter Service, under the supervision of the US Treasury, took over the duties of the old Revenue Marine, until it became the US Coast Guard in 1915. The "Commodore Perry", a 165-foot, 282-ton, iron-hulled, single-screw, steam-powered brigantine entered service in 1884. Her original station was Lake Erie, but she made one major ocean voyage when she sailed from New York to San Francisco in 1894. There she served off the west coast and in Alaskan waters for the remainder of her career. She was lost on Tonki Point off St. Paul Island in 1910, although all hands on board were saved. The first journal in this lot is a 47 page record of the entire New York - San Francisco cruise, written by one of the officers, probably an engineer (he takes extra note of mechanical matters). It is a detailed account containing such information as the loss of the master-at-arms overboard (never recovered) and the fact that the Captain&#39;s daughter Josie was along for the ride (seasick). They called at several ports in the Caribbean and the eastern and western coasts of South America, and these shoreside episodes are recorded in detail - in Montevideo he exclaims, "I never saw so many handsome ladies." etc... In February, rounding the Horn, they were struck by the predicatble gale, and an exciting account follows.The ship, it seems, had an unfortunate propensity to roll. The writer also gives us a list of the officers of the "Perry", from which we can deduce that he is Chief Engineer George C. DeReamer... Because Assistant Engineer George M. DeReamer kept the second journal in this lot. This second DeReamer goes into even more detail than the first journalist - noting for example that the master-at-arms (who went overboard on Christmas Eve) "was addicted to the use of morphine and other powerful drugs. So that it is possible that having ran out of his supply and being unable to get any more, he committed suicide by jumping overboard." He also records the appearance of "Neptune and his Retinue" when they crossed the line, and other details of shipoboard life and liberty ashore. Unfortunately he seems to have written himself out after 75 pages of verbiage, because the account stops short on January 31, in Montevideo - without once mentioning George C. DeReamer or explaining the relationship between two men with such an unusual surname. The two journals are accompanied by about 40 albumen prints measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches, obviously taken on this voyage, showing port scenes, mostly from South America,mostly identified, and a couple of fascinating shots - including one of a Glacier - from the Straits of Magellan. Also four cabinet photos of naval officers, and a 10 x 8 inch silver print by "A.E. La Tour, Photographer" of seven officers aboard a side-wheeler (therefore not the "Perry") labeled on the back in a contemporary hand, "US Cutter Service. Grandfather&#39;s Uncle. 1800s. An interesting lot.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Ministry of Munitions of War : collection of original memorandums and reports, 1915-1919

      London : HMSO, 1915-1919 - A collection of original memorandums, reports and related ephemera (including manuscript material) from the Ministry of Munitions of War, Great Britain. Contents include: [1] Home office interim report on the investigation of industrial fatigue. A. F. Stanley Kent. Cd. 8056. 1915. 34p. [2] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 1 - Sunday labour. 1915. 6p. [3] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 2 - Welfare supervision. Cd. 8151. 1915. 7p. [4] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 4 - Employment of women. Cd. 8185. 1916. 10p. [5] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 5 - Hours of work. Cd. 8186. 1916. 9p. [6] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 6 - Canteen construction and equipment. Cd. 8199. 1916. 7p. Folding plan. [7] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 9 - Ventilation and lighting. Cd. 8215. 1916. 9p. [8] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 11 - Investigation of workers' food. Cd. 8370. 1916. 11p. [9] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 12 - Statistical information concerning output. Cd. 8344. 1916. 11p. [10] Ministry of Munitions, Intelligence and Record Section - Report on the time-keeping in controlled establishments in August 1917. 9p. [11] Report of a conference of boys' welfare supervisors. October 1917. 49p. [12 ] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 17 - Health and welfare of munition workers outside the factory. 1917. 9p. [13 ] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 18 - Further statistical information. Cd. 8628. 1917. 18p. [14] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 20 - Weekly hours of employment. Cd. 8801. 1917. 7p. [15] Health of Munition Workers Committee - Memorandum no. 21 - Investigation of the factors concerned in the causation of industrial accidents. Cd. 9046. 1918. 46p. [16] Memorandum on the shortening of hours and the adoption of single-break-day factories amd workshops. Home Office: Factory Department, 1919. 31p. All items are in a good or very good condition, with varying degrees of dulling and nicks around the edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The FRINGES Of The FLEET. I. II. The Auxiliary Fleet. III. IV. Submarines. V. VI. Patrols.

      Doubleday Page & Co.,, New York: 1915 - Per Richards, "These six copyright pamphlets reproduce the text of a series of as many articles written at the instance of the Ministry of Information for publication in British and American newspapers, describing the activities of smaller units of the Navy emplyed at its "fringes" . The articles ran in England in The Daily Telegraph, and in the United States in the Hearst newspapers . In addition to the title article, each number contains a (here untitled) poem." Pamphlets - Nr Fine. Slipcase - VG+ (modest wear). Pale yellow paper wrappers, stapled. Housed in a red cloth chemise & slipcase. 8vo. 1st edition, Copyright issue (Livingston 399; Richards A282). Limited to 75 cc. 6 pamphlets. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ENGLISH SADDLERY, SADDLE H. SHURHOFF & C°, BIRMINGHAM CATALOGUE

      1915. Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Birmingham. 1915. 38X28. 3h+73Pag. Holandesa con puntas. Catalogo de los accesorios de las caballerizas tanto de arrastre como de ferias y competicion, la Obra consta de 73 Bellissimas laminas a toda pagina. Espectacular. Raro. Ref 5.1 Biblioteca A.

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        Les Jardins de Priape - Poëmes

      1915 - Paris, Dorbon Ainé, 1915. 210 x 220 mm, 72 pp. Reliure à la Bradel, demi-toile rouge, titre doré, couvertures conservées. EDITION ORIGINALE, UN DES 20 PREMIERS EXEMPLAIRES NUMEROTES SUR HOLLANDE. ENVOIEnvoi autographe signé pleine page en latin : "Habe semper in memoria atque in pectore ut tamquam scopulum sic fugias inauditum atque insolens verbum C.Julius Caesar. O beate Sesti,summa breuis uitaenos uetatinchoare longam. Horace. Adrien Bertrand Pulcherrimus e poetis /Maximus inter poetas / Poetissimus poetarum?" Adrien BERTRAND : Né à Nyons, il rejoint très tôt Paris, publie deux volumes de vers et fonde à vingt ans la revue "Les Chimères". Antimilitariste, il rejoint les troupes sans sourciller et se conduit même en héros lorsqu?il tue six Allemands croisés par hasard. Blessé, en Lorraine, par un éclat d?obus, il s?éteint doucement, mais résiste assez pour terminer "L?Appel du sol", prix Goncourt 1916. Il s?éteint le 18 novembre 1917. Ce titre fait parti de notre catalogue "ECRIVAINS MORTS A LA GUERRE" disponible en version électronique sur simple demande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        D'R LUSCHDIG ZIPITI und Sini Schezel.

      8 colour lithographed plates contained in a pictorial folder. First edition. A fine copy. This superb children's book is little known outside of Switzerland. The text is in a Basel dialect. Paul Hosch (1886-1975) was an architect who studied at Olbrich's Jugenstihl art colony in Hesse. Later, in Vienna he was associated with the Secession and Werstatt movement.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Im Garten der Aphrodite. 18 Bildgaben.

      Ohne Ort, Privatdruck, um 1915.. Illustrierter Titel und 18 Tafeln nach Franz von Bayros. Gr.-4° (34 x 28 cm). Lose Tafeln in Original-Halbleinwandmappe mit Deckelschild.. Nummer 244 von 350 Exemplaren. - Erotische Folge, Privatdruck nur für Subskribenten. - Alle Tafeln mit den Seidenschutzblättern, diese teils knitterig. Einschlagklappen der Mappe etwas gebräunt und stellenweise eingerissen. Die Mappe etwas berieben und bestoßen. *Brettschneider 18. Hayn/Gotendorf IX, 44.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Christian Strobel]
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