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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: Macmillan. 1915. First. First edition, first issue. Fine in very good plus dustwrapper with a little overall age-toning to the white jacket, and modest chipping at the crown. The author's best-known work, a collection of free-verse monologues, as told from beyond the grave, of the former inhabitants of a small town. Johnson Highspot of American Literature. Rare in dustwrapper. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1915 - 8vo., blue-green cloth lettered in blind and gilt; with the slightest fading to spine and offsetting to the endpapers. First edition, first issue; one of less than 2500 copies, the majority presumably destroyed as a result of the court action against the novel. Roberts A7 ----- From the library of William Maxwell (1873-1957), with the noted printer’s bookplate on the front pastedown - designed by English artist and engraver John Farleigh (1900-1965). Maxwell, managing director of R. and R. Clark Ltd, printers, Edinburgh, compiled “Dun Emer Press and the Cuala Press 1903-1932” and printed several works by George Bernard Shaw, including “The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God,” which Farleigh enhanced with woodblock illustrations. A superior copy of Lawrence’s classic with a distinguished provenance [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Spoon River Anthology

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1915 - Gift quality copy. Previous owner's ink signature on ffep; bottom edge of front board very lightly rubbed from shelving, otherwise textblock and the finely ribbed binding is immaculate and tight; dust jacket displays original book price of $1.25 on spine; the unrestored dust jacket has pronounced character soil and smudge spots, with extremities and folds heavily chipped, worn and creased, front inside flap partially torn through at the fold, but still attached. 248p.; ad announcement leaf plus five pages of ads at rear; this printing issued in October 1915. Size: 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("HBergson").

      Paris, 8. I. 1915. - Small 4to. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To M. Derougemont.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Thirty-Nine Steps

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. First edition, first printing. Good condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Hinges are very tender; book needs to be handled with care. Boards curved, sunning to back board. Spine sunned. Two insect holes through back cover, one extending into margin of last few dozen pages. Former owner's name on front end paper. Quite uncommon. The very first printing in book form of John Buchan's novel, which was adapted for film a number of times, most famously in 1935 by director Alfred Hitchcock.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      Hodder & Stoughton 1915 - Circa 1915. Very good condition with no wrapper. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt vignette to front cover. 24 superb tipped-in colour plates. A collection of stories which originally appeared in Sir G.W. Dasent's "Popular Tales from the Norse". Spine slightly bumped, corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Spine slightly cocked. Foxing to endpapers and prelims. Contents bright and clean. An early reprint of this beautiful, scarce book. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      New York Henry Holt and Company 1915 - First Edition Thus, Stated Third edition but actually the second, and the First Edition Printed in America. 8vo, publisher's original blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt within a double-ruled frame on the upper cover, in the publisher's original dustjacket printed in black on the upper cover and spine. 137 pp. A fine and handsome copy, only the most minor of mellowing to the tips, the jacket unusually well preserved, whole and without chipping, just a bit of wear at the fold lines and extremely minor rubbing to the spine. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION AND IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. THIS ISSUE WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION PRINTED IN AMERICA. ‘.the absence of the spectacular is the essence of the man and the man’s mind. Truth and its beauty grow more surely from the unfolding of normal life than from any sudden heat of collision. Illumination may sometimes strike through in an unexpected flash, but wisdom is the clear light of steady living.what lies behind the poetry of Robert Frost arises from that deeper level where man engages in the unending struggle to adjust spirit to the world and the world to spirit. It was in NORTH OF BOSTON that he found himself.and in a few quiet poems that follow, the spirit matures. The settings of so many of his poems belong to NORTH OF BOSTON.but the heart of Frost’s poetry is unlimited by place or time.though much of life and its import have tended to come to the garments of country life north of Boston.the substance and meaning of his poetry is human life--moving on, struggling.moving on again.’ The book is vital to his development as a great poet. It remains in all his oeuvre perhaps the most prominent of his books. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Architekten. Meddelelser fra akademisk Architektforening. Tidsskrift for Architektur og dekorativ Kunst. 39 Bände der Reihe. Kopenhagen, 1915-1947. Mit zahlr. Abb. u. Grundrissen. 4°. Schlichte Hlwd.-Bde. d. Zt. mit vergold. RTitel.,

      1915 - Die seit 1899 bestehende Zeitschrit wird vom Akademisk Kunstforening, Kopenhagen, herausgegeben.- Die Jahrgänge 1929 und 1935 fehlen.- Schwach gebräunt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, [c.1915] - Octavo. Original green cloth, pictorial designs to spine and front board blocked in light green, grey, and pink, and lettered in pale green. With the dust jacket. Ownership stamp to the front pastedown. Spine rolled; an excellent copy. Inscribed by the author with a quotation from page 9: "'It's the dearest thing in the world to me, but it's a dreadful care!' said Rebecca of her little pink parasol." Reprint.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Il Decamerone illustrato da Tito Lessi.

      Firenze, Alinari, 1909-1915. - In 4to; 10 parts, pp. 670. Uncut. 100 plates. Magnifico esemplare intonso. Dieci fascicoli, ciascuno con copertine originali illustrate. La più bella edizione moderna del Decamerone; le cento tavole fuori testo del famoso acquafortista interpretano magistralmente l’animus del Boccaccio e sono una fedele raffigurazione della vita dell’epoca. 5 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art Deco Fashion Sketchbooks, Four in All, with an additional canvas

      1915-1919 1915 - Containing a total of 80 original watercolors, 43 of which are pure fashion plates straight out of the wardrobe for "Downton Abbey". The fashions and aesthetic are very much of the teens and World War One era when what is known as Art Nouveau was evolving into the more angular, more abstract, more brittle, more self-consciously "Modern", of Art Deco. We can still see and enjoy the lavish and extravagant rococo flourishes of Art Nouveau while also finding traces of the streamlined looks associated with the twenties. The style of illustrations resembles that we find in "Gazette du Bon Ton", the highly sought-after French fashion magazine of the day, and we can see the possible influence of Aubrey Beardsley in the lines as well. Among the best illustrations there is a celebration of the exotic, the Oriental (a particularly Viennese version of Orientalism), the theatrical, and these aspects of the illustrations are redolent of such great illustrators as Dulac, Neilsen and their ilk. In the illustrations with theatrical allusions, conjured up are the glamourous poses by the opera divas of the day, when the likes of Geraldine Farrar or Maria Jeritza could be depended on for the flamboyant gestures that fed the enthusiasm of their huge base of fans. And then there is a small selection of other images, of ships, of an Australian dough boy, of an English cottage, that underscore the versatility of this Ernest. While the full identity of "Ernest" has yet to be established, the fineness and panache of the illustrations far exceeds that of a typical amateur, and it would seem probable that the sketches might have been done for or on behalf of a fashion house or retailer, either as drafts of ideas to be executed, renderings of what designers had already done, possibly to be copied, drafts of illustrations intended for catalogues or other promotional vehicles, or some combination. It would seem unlikely, in other words, that the drawings were merely done for the amusement of the artist. The illustrations are dated, with the earliest album also bearing the title, "Modes of 1915". The existence of this title offers indirect evidence of the artist's non-avocational purpose, in our view.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Henri Matisse Exhibition.

      Montross Gallery. 1915 - The exhibition catalogue for Matisse's first New York show. Sewn, faded at spine and around edges. Frontis portrait, colour plate, 13 b/w plates. Barr 130. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Cathay For the Most Part From the Chinese of Rihaku, From the Notes of the Late Ernest Fenellosa, and the Decipherings of the Professors Mori and Ariga. Elkin Matthews.

      London 1915 - These are translations, perhaps best thought of as reworkings of Chinese poems, largely by Rihaku and those contemporary critics who couldn’t praise the accuracy of the translation also couldn’t deny the beauty and significance of the English verse. This copy has the tiny ownership inscription of the early twentieth century book collector, R. M. J. Knaster dated 1918. 30pp sewn into original tan card wraps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Petersfield Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Sämtliche Kriegs-Gesetze,-Verordnungen und -Bekanntmachungen: Eingeleitet durch einen Auszug aus der Denkschrift des Reichskanzlers über wirtschaftliche Maßnahmen aus Anlaß des Krieges 1914/17 und Anhang: Preußische Ausführungsbestimmungen (KONVOLUT aus 17 Heften in 15 Bänden) - IV. Ergänzungsheft bis XX. Ergänzungsheft.,

      Verlag des Deutschen Reichsgesetzbuches für Industrie, Handel und Gewerbe; 1915 - 1919. - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 15 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 7500

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
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        Sämtliche Kriegs-Gesetze,-Verordnungen und -Bekanntmachungen: Eingeleitet durch einen Auszug aus der Denkschrift des Reichskanzlers über wirtschaftliche Maßnahmen aus Anlaß des Krieges 1914/17 und Anhang: Preußische Ausführungsbestimmungen (KONVOLUT aus 17 Heften in 15 Bänden) - IV. Ergänzungsheft bis XX. Ergänzungsheft.

      Verlag des Deutschen Reichsgesetzbuches für Industrie, Handel und Gewerbe; 1915 - 1919.. gebundene Ausgabe. Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel...). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ berieben; Papier altersbedingt angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 15 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ALTSCHRIFT!

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros - Versandantiquariat]
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        Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

      American Defense Society, Inc, New York 1915 - A very rare original printing plate: a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. A large quarter-length portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), with his facsimile signature, and the imprint "Copyright" and "Distributed by the American Defense Society, Inc. / New York, N.Y." beneath the image (all in reverse). The President is shown gazing steadfastly at the viewer, his mind set firmly on the course he must follow. The imprint dates the plate to sometime after 1915, when the American Defense Society, Inc. was founded. The American Defense Society, Inc. was founded in 1915 in New York City, in response to the sinking of the Lusitania, as a national "aggressive, non-partisan society having for its sole aim the 'adequate national defense of the United States of America'" ( The American Defense Society: History, Purpose and Accomplishments , 1918). Theodore Roosevelt was Honorary President, and the society's board members included prominent local businessmen and professionals. The plate appears to be an almost same-size version of a chromolithogaphed portrait by Middleton, published in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1864. This chromolithograph was the only print portrait for which Lincoln provided direct advice to the artist: Lincoln suggested he consult a photograph (probably the Mathew Brady studio portrait of February 9, 1864). The original chromolithograph is oval but otherwise the two images are remarkably similar. Cf. Hozer, Boritt and Neely, The Lincoln Image , pp. 138 and 141. Original steel-faced copper printing plate, after Middleton, indistinctly signed in the image. Plate Size: 14 1/16 x 10 5/8 inches; image: 12 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Ministry of Munitions of War : collection of original memorandums and reports, 1915-1919

      London : HMSO, 1915-1919, 1915. 1st Edition. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        If You Want to Fight! Join the Marines

      United States, 1915. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph backed with linen. Page measures 39.75" x 29.5". Iconic World War I poster featuring an attractive woman, seemingly challenging men to join the army. Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952) was an American artist and illustrator. Minor overall wear, cropping to upper left corner. Scattered wrinkles and creases.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The Scarlet Plague

      NY, Macmillan, May 1915, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by Gordon Grant, BAL 11960, one of only 5,105 copies, a science fiction/fantasy novel of the world in catastrophe, some consider this London's best fantasy novel, with advertisements for other Jack London works in the rear, very scarce when found with its original dust jacket. A clean, beautiful copy with the barest hint of extremity wear, the fragile dust jacket has minor chipping along the extremities and several internal reinforcements.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        Die Verwandlung.

      Leipzig : (Poeschel & Trepte für) Kurt Wolff 1915.. EA (= Bücherei "Der jüngste Tag", Nr. 22/23.) Erste Buchausgabe. 72, (2) SS., (3) Bll. Verlagsanz; 8°, OPp. mit blauen Deckeln. ohne den Umschlag mit der Lithographie von Ottomar Starke, der nur für die Broschur verwendet wurde und wg. Vorbehalten Kafkas gegenüber dem Motiv erst 1916 (so die Datierung auf dem Umschlag) fertiggestellt wurde. Die Erzählung vom Spätherbst 1912, wurde im Oktober 1915 in den "Weissen Blättern" erstmals publiziert und erschien einen Monat später in der vorliegenden Buchausgabe. - Wilpert/Gühring 3 Zustand: Einband oben etwas lichtrandig, Buchrücken oben gering angeplatzt, Name auf dem Vorsatz; ansonsten in gutem Zustand. Widerrufsformular:

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        Portrait photograph

      London: Walter Thomas,, c. 1915. Gelatine silver print on card, mounted on card. Image size: 14.3 x 19.4 cm. Sheet size: 20 x 25.3 cm. Mount lightly toned, the print in excellent condition. Signed in pencil lower right by Thomas and in pen by Churchill. Walter Thomas studio label to verso. Sir Winston S. Churchill, aged 41, as First Lord of the Admiralty, and seated at his ministerial desk reading a letter. Interesting to note, that the 'golf ball' stick telephone receiver, has been replaced upside down. Provenance: The estate of Horace Kilian Heiligers, Baddow Park, Chelmsford. Essex.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London Narodiczky 1915 - Original wrappers, 224 mm, 18pp. Tearing at spine, wrappers chipped especially at spine. A rare collection of poems by the famous war poet Isaac Rosenberg. This is the 2nd of three small collections issued by the author.

      [Bookseller: Fishburn Books ABA, ILAB]
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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, December 29th, 1915 - Behind the Front, By Aleister Crowley

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. Pages 361-376 (16 pages in this issue). Features: The Mystery of John Revelstoke Rathom, President Wilson's Confidant; Behind the Front - Impressions of a Tourist in Western Europe, by Aleister Crowley; Behind the Scenes at the Capital; Thoughts of a "Gently Hazed" American; Germany Repudiates War Plotters - Berlin Denounces Lawlessness - Consider Conspirators as Enemies; How They Make Cities in Germany, by Frank Koester; A Word with the Republicans; The Crisis with Austria; The President's Onslaught on Free Speech; Hitting Germany Hard; Financial Forum; War Bond ad; and more. Covers almost loose but present. Unmarked. Average wear. A worthy copy. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

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        Schaliapin (Schaljapin).

      Petrograd, Golike, Vilborg, 1915.. 4to (31,5 x 24 cm). 2 Bll., IV, 1 Bll., 210 S., 3 Bll. Mit 43 Abbildungen auf Tafeln, teils montiert, meist mit Schutzblatt. Original-Leinwand mit Rückenschild im Original-Pappschuber.. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Schaljapin (1873-1938) war einer der bekanntesten Opernsänger in Russland. Von 1901 an sang er in Westeuropa in den wichtigsten Opernhäuern. Seit 1921 trat er in Sowjetrussland nicht mehr auf, da er mit der Politik nicht einverstanden war. Als einer der ersten bemühte sich Schaljapin, psychologisches Verständnis der Opernfiguren darzustellen, und sein Gesang besaß einer tiefe Dramaturgie, die nur wenige erreicht haben. Er spielte auch in dem Film "Don Quichotte" die Hauptrolle. 1984 wurden seine sterblichen Überreste aus Paris nach Moskau überführt. Stark beschreibt die größten Erfolge des Sängers in Russland. - Rückenschild mit Fehlstellen, Rücken gebräunt, Gelenke leicht angeplatzt, Kapitale bestoßen, Schuber leicht berieben und 2 Kanten bestoßen. Nach dem Titel und Seite 6 im Bundsteg mit Papierstreifen verstärkt, Block vor dem drittletzten Blatt gebrochen. Rare first edition of this monograph on Schaljapin, at his time one of the most famous Russian opera singer. Original cloth with lable to spine, original slip case (somewhat browned, hinges partly cracked, head and tail of spine chipped).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        The Scarlet Plague.

      NY, Macmillan, May 1915 - NY, Macmillan, May 1915, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Illustrated by Gordon Grant, BAL 11960, one of only 5,105 copies, a science fiction/fantasy novel of the world in catastrophe, some consider this London's best fantasy novel, with advertisements for other Jack London works in the rear, very scarce when found with its original dust jacket. A clean, beautiful copy with the barest hint of extremity wear, the fragile dust jacket has minor chipping along the extremities and several internal reinforcements. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Novel

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1915., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo; pp.306 plus 6 pages of ads. Beautifully bound in recent full red morocco with gilt titles to spine, gilt rule to boards, top edge gilt, marbled end papers. Very minor foxing to title and contents pages. A clean, tight copy in a handsome leather binding. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Green and Gibson [A39]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Works

      London: Archibald Constable & Co.,, [c.1915]. In twelve volumes. 12 volumes, octavo (190× 136 mm). Contemporary burgundy half calf binding by Bayntun, red cloth sides, gilt rule to compartments, single rule gilt to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt top edge. Mild toning to page edges, signature to front free endpaper, spines gently sunned, a very attractive set. A handsome set of Shakespeare's works

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Victory. An Island Tale

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1915. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the jacket, only a little chipped and with no loss to the striking front panel. First edition, first impression, first state with comma after "Essex Street" on title page imprint. A striking copy in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Standard Atlas of Washtenaw County Michigan

      Geo. A. Ogle & Co.. Hardcover. Chicago, 1915. Folio, 117 pp. plus supplement. A bright copy of a scarce Michigan atlas, with nicely colored maps of the towns and cities of Washtenaw county. Some marginal loss to about a third of the maps due to either age or insect-related damage. The areas of damage are confined to the margins and are never more than two by two inches at their worst. The illustrations remain bright and attractive. Front cover split but still attached, binding is weak. Despite the condition issues the maps are very attractive and the book remains in good collectable condition. Worldcat locates one publicly held copy, at the University of Michigan. OCLC 67301941 . Fair. 1915. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        House of Pomegranates, A

      1915. first edition. Sixteen Full-Page Color Plates by Jessie M. King[KING, Jessie M, illustrator]. WILDE, Oscar. A House of Pomegranates. London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., [1915]. First Jessie M. King illustrated edition. Small quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 248 x 190 mm.). viii, 162, [2, blank] pp. Color pictorial title-page and sixteen full-page tipped-in color plates. Publishers blue cloth, covers and spine decoratively stamped in orange, top edge gilt, others uncut, pictorial endpapers. Some foxing throughout, but all of the tipped-in plates are fine and clean with none of the 'creasing' that is usual with this book. Spine very slightly faded, corners and spine extremities a little rubbed. Overall a very good copy of this scarce Jessie M. King title.A collection of fairy tales, written by Oscar Wilde, that was first published in 1891 as a second collection for The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888). The stories included are: The Young King, The Birthday of the Infanta, The Fisherman and his Soul and The Star-Child.Jessie M. King (1875-1949) was an illustrator of dreams. She was the most important Scottish illustrator of the twentieth century. She created a world in which both fantasy and reality blended together to delight and arrest the mind. "She was credited by some with second sight, and there were those that believed that her gifts were 'supernatural'. Her habits did little to discourage this conviction. She dressed like a witch in a flowing black cloak, buckled shoes and a wide-brimmed black hat looking, as she herself acknowledged, like an advertisement for Sandeman's Port." (White, xi).White, B 130.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Magic of Jewels and Charms

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915. Sm. 4to, xv, 422pp. With 8 color plates, numerous b/w plates, and line drawings in the text. Original dark blue boards with light blue lettering and gilt pictorial design on upper cover, top edge gilt. Slight scuff to lower cover, but a remarkably fine copy as issued. First edition, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper dated March 22, 1916. Kunz was AmericaÕs most renowned mineralogist, with numerous publications to his credit. He was instrumental in establishing the Carat as the unit of measure for gems. Ã’KunziteÓ is named after him. His library of several thousand books etc. on gems and minerals etc. went to the United States Geological Survey Library, purportedly for one dollar. In 2012 they discovered a unique album containing 81 photographs of the Russian Crown Jewels which predates the official catalog by the Soviet government by 3 years. Researchers have identified four pieces of jewelry that were documented in 1922 that were not included in the later catalog and that are assumed missing today. Copies were issued in a box that stated: Ã’Magic jewels and electric gems; meteorites or celestial stones; stones of healing; fabulous stones; concretions and fossils; snake stones and bezoars; charms of ancient and modern times; facts and fancies about precious stones. Each profusely illustrated in color, doubletone and line. Octavo. Handsome cloth binding, gilt top, in a box...Ó

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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 Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

      Thomas Bird Mosher, Portland 1915 - Four 1/4" stains to back board; Number 4 of only 20 copies of this Japanese vellum limited edition signed by Mosher.; 4to Original vellum-colored paper-covered boards with gilt-arabic lettering onfront [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Java: Past & Present. A Description of the Most Beautiful Country in the World, Its Ancient History,People, Antiquities, and Products. 2 volume set

      London: William Heinemann Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Spines faded. 1915. First Edition. Purple/gilt hardback cloth cover. 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). 1236pp. Numerous b/w plates and rear fold out coloured map. .

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        Der Kleiderkasten. Eine Monatsschrift.

      Erster Jahrgang, Januar, N° 1 und Februar, N° 2. 2 Hefte (= alles Erschienene). Mit farbigen Abbildungen und 16 handkolorierten Tafeln. Berlin, Inter Arma-Verlag 1915,. Gr.-8°, je 4 lose Lagen (pag. S. 1-32 und 33-64), je 8 Tafeln, jeweils Inhaltsverzeichnis und Anzeigenanhang (pag. S. I-VIII) in farbig illustr. Orig.-Broschurmappen, Umschlagzeichnung von Karl Walser. - Erste Ausgabe - Zika S. 180ff - Lipperheide Zb 293 - Umschläge gebräunt und mit hinterlegten Läsuren, Inhalt einwandfrei - die Modezeichnungen auf den Tafeln sind von Ludwig Kainer (3), Franz Christophe, Karl Walser, Anni Ofterdinger, Emil Orlik und Hahn (Heft 1) sowie Anni Ofterdinger, Fritzi Löw, Ernst Stern, Mayrshofer, Rudolf Grossmann, Ludwig Kainer (2) (Heft 2)

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        Glacier National Park Lantern Slides and Lecture Notes

      Great Northern Railway / Haynes Studio. No Binding. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Circa 1915 hand-colored glass lantern slides and accompanying lecture booklet. 149/150 unbroken slides present, missing slide #1. Slides in original wooden box with clasp, lined in black cloth with instructions to the operator affixed. Box a bit stained in places, edges worn. Images include landscapes, and long since shrunken glaciers, flora and fauna, tourist amenities, members of the Blackfeet tribe. The inclusion of the Many Glacier Hotel narrows the date of the set to 1914 at the earliest, when construction began.Photographers include Roland Reed, T.J. Hileman, Fred Kiser, R. E. Marble, and others. Reed was well-known for his portraits of the Blackfeet tribe, some of which appear in this set of slides. Hileman moved to Kalispell, MT in 1911 and in 1924 was appointed official photographer for the Great Northern Railway. Kiser was hired by Louis Hill to begin work for the Great Northern Railway in northwestern Montana in the late '00s. Hill was a promoter of the national parks and later built several lodges in Glacier. An exhibit of Kiser's photos were used in drumming up support for the park in DC. "Ted" Marble operated a photo studio in Belton, MT, now known as West Glacier. These images and the lecture are representative of a time in which railways heavily promoted travel to national parks. As WWI broke out in Europe, advertising for domestic travel increased with the "See America" campaign. Slides were produced by Haynes Studios in St. Paul, Minnesota. F. Jay Haynes was the official photographer for the Northern Pacific Railway as well as Yellowstone National Park. He operated studios out of a train car and a structure in the Mammoth Springs area of Yellowstone. In 1899 he moved his studio to St. Paul. After his retirement in 1916, his son Jake took up the family business. Each slide is numbered with a caption and states the individual photographer's name. All are clear (although they appear somewhat blurred in scanned image) and brightly-colored. Booklet has some light soil and wear to spine, pencil markings/notes to text in several places. Descriptions of each slide appear next to a small black and white image of each slide. Index at rear lists the photographers.

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        The Home of the Blizzard, Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      Philadelphia and London: Lippincott/Heinemann, 1915. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Two volumes, quarto, pp. xxx, 349; xiii, 338 with two photogravure frontispieces, 18 color plates, more than 200 illustrations from photographs (most by Frank Hurley) and line drawings in the text, three folding maps in rear pocket. Original dark blue cloth with lettering and decoration stamped silver. Rosove 217.A2, variant b, with top edges blue, but this set without an errata slip. A bright and attractive set with some mild rubbing to the boards; internally very clean and sound. Mawson turned down an opportunity to serve as geologist for Robert Scott's Terra Nova Expedition, deciding instead to lead his own scientific expedition to the part of the Antarctic continent immediately south of Australia. After making considerable progress mapping and charting the region, Mawson was on an excursion with two companions when one fell down a crevasse with their best dogs and most of their supplies. The two survivors were forced to eat the remaining dogs, and they began to suffer from symptoms brought from the excessively high levels of Vitamin A found in husky liver. Eventually his remaining companion died, leaving Mawson to struggle back to their base alone, arriving just a few hours after their ship had left. He and six men who had stayed behind to wait for him were forced to spend another winter awaiting rescue. An epic survival narrative and classic of antarctic exploration.

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        The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      London, UK: Heinemann, 1915. First British Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Mawson was a geologist and leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, having turned down a geologist position on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition led by Robert F. Scott. He became the lone survivor of a three-person party, one lost down a crevasse with most of the dogs and supplies, and the two remaining to suffer the effects of concentrated toxins in dog liver. Mawson amazingly survived to reach the main base and wintered over until the next year. Two volumes, 349pp and 338pp respectively, collated and complete. Three folding maps in vol. 2, 224 illustrations, 37 in text. Errata sheet bound in. Navy cloth boards are rubbed on edges. One volume has a small hole in spine and a vertical crease. Spence 774, Taurus 100, Rosove 217.A1, Conrad p0.

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      War Number, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AThe scarce second volume of Wyndham Lewis' short-lived arts periodical, Blast, entitled the, 'War Number'. %0D%0AIncluding contributions from eminent artists of the time, including Ezra Pound, H, Sanders, and Wyndham Lewis himself. %0D%0AOnly two volume were ever published. The magazine is emblematic of the modern art movement in England, and recognised as a seminal text of pre-war 20th-century modernism. %0D%0AIllustrated throughout with sixteen plates, and many designs in the text. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ABound in paper wraps. Externally, rather worn, with some marks, some loss to the backstrips, and both joints very tender. Internally,generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some spotting. Overall: GOOD ONLY. %0D%0A%0D%0A.

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        Briefwechsel des Herzogs-Großherzogs Carl August mit Goethe, Band 1: 1775-1806, Band 2: 1807-1820, Band 3: 1821-1828 (vollständig) G A N Z L E D E R

      Berlin Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn / Königliche Hofbuchhandlung, 1915-1918.. . Volllständige Ausgabe im original-Verlagshandeinband / Luxuseinband der Zeit: drei Bände braunes Ziegenleder / Ganzleder / Leder im Format 16 x 24 cm jeweils mit Ganzfarbschnitt, dekoriertem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette in Goldprägung, Dekoration beider Deckel in Linien-Handvergoldung und Blinddruck - auch Innenkanten - sowie Marmorpapier-Vorsatz und Zeichenband, Einbandentwurf: E.R.Weiß/Berlin. Vorzugsausgabe Nr.134 (von 400) auf Maschinenbütten, in Handeinbänden von Lüderitz & Bauer / Berlin. XVIII,476/ 478/ 490 Seiten, mit drei in Mehrfarben-Lichtdruck gefertigten Bildnissen (Carl August) der Kunstanstalt von Albert Fritsch in Berlin sowie einem Vorwort von Erich Marcks, Text: Fraktur. XVIII,476/ 478/ 490 S. Orig.-Leinen. Aus der Reihe: "Carl August. Darstellungen und Briefe zur Geschichte des Weimarischen Fürstenhauses und Landes, im Auftrage Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs Wilhelm Ernst von Sachsen zur Hundertjahrfeier des Großherzogtums herausgegeben von Erich Marcks. IV.Abteilung: Briefwechsel des Herzogs-Herzogs Carl August mit Goethe. - Ganzlederausgabe, Lederausgabe, Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München.

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