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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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        Blast

      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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        Schriftstellerin u. Schauspielerin (1905-1969): Brief mit eigenh. U. Kilchberg 14. XII. 1967. 4°. 1 ¾ S. auf 2 Bl. - Mit eigenh. adress. Umschlag (früheres Datum).

      . . Inhaltsreicher Brief auf eigenem Briefpapier (bläuliches Bütten mit Wasserzeichen), das erste Blatt mit gedrucktem Briefkopf (Kilchberg) an den Schweizer Liederkomponisten Artur Beul (1915 - 2010). Dieser kümmerte sich um das Grab von Erikas geliebtem Bruder Klaus Mann (1906-1949) in Cannes, das, obwohl die Familie Mann eine Gärtnerei beauftragt und bezahlt hatte, verkommen war. Seitdem hatte Beul Kontakt mit Katia und vor allem Erika. - " [ ] seien Sie sehr herzlich bedankt für all Ihre Lebenszeichen. Besonders, natürlich, rühren und beschäftigen mich immer Ihre Berichte vom Grab. Die grosse Mühe, die Sie sich da laufend machen, und die Ihnen durch Leute, die ihrerseits nichts leisten, auch noch erschwert wird, (Friedhofsverwaltung) ist ergreifend [ ] Sehr gefällt mir Ihr Einfall, einen Aufsatz über Klaus und Ihr ureigenes Erlebnis mit ihm zu schreiben. Machen Sie das nur möglichst direkt, quasi "unliterarisch",- so, als ob Sie einem Freund alles spontan erzählten. Durchaus können Sie auch den Zustand schildern, in dem Sie das Grab vorfanden, müssen nur deutlich machen, welche Mühe wir uns stets gegeben hatten, damit genau dies vermieden werde. Wegen der Unterbringung des Artikels -falls er gelingt - brauchen Sie sich keine Sorge zu machen. M a r t i n G r e g o r-D e l l i n [auf Initiative von Erika gab dieser nach dem Krieg die Werke von Klaus Mann in der Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung neu heraus], ein guter Schriftsteller und der Mann, der die Nymphenburger dazu vermochte, sich des Klauswerks so umfassend anzunehmen, hat gute Verbindungen (viel bessere als ich) und wird ohne weiteres ein günstiges Plätzchen finden. Ueberdies glaube ich, dass gerade eine aus so persönlichem Erleben geschriebene Arbeit ihre Abnehmer leicht dingfest macht. Zudem haben Sie gewiss recht, und Ihr Artikel könnte Klaus neue Freunde gewinnen. // In den Bergen hinter Nice sind auch Klaus und ich viel herumkutschiert und liebten diese Gegend sehr. Schon damals fanden wir es seltsam und haben es genossen, wie unberührt das Meiste dort oben noch war. [ ] // Den Bericht über Maurice Sachs [Schriftsteller (1906-1945) und zeitweilig Angehöriger der Pariser Kulturszene, konvertierte mit Jean Cocteau als Taufpaten vom Judentum zum Katholizismus, wurde später Sekretär von Andre Gide und schließlich Gestapo-Spitzel] habe ich nicht ohne Interesse, wenn freilich ohne Ueberraschung gelesen. Klaus und ich kannten den Herrn ganz gut und schätzten ihn nach Gebühr, -will sagen, nicht besonders. Er war ein grosser Wichtigmacher und ein unmöglicher Charakter, -Kleptomane und Aehnliches mehr. Die - bösartig gemeinte - Kunstparallele zu Klaus stimmt nicht hin und nicht her. Die beiden sind völlig [im Original unterstrichen] inkommensurabel. Aber offenbar ist der Skribent ja nebenbei ein grosser G r ü n d g e n s -Verehrer. // Weiteres Grübeln ergibt die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Sie meine Kinderbücher nicht kennen. Leider sind die meisten vergriffen,- aber eines schicke ich Ihnen und darf vielleicht sogar hoffen, dass Sie, der Musiker, mehr Spass daran haben werden als "gewöhnliche" Erwachsene. Was nicht heissen will, solchen hätte das Gespinst je missfallen. Ich habe viel Freundliches darüber gehört. Ganz entfallen ist mir, ob Sie meine kleine Schrift, "Das letzte Jahr" [Bericht über ihren Vater T. M., 1956] besitzen. So zahllose Dinge hab ich Ihnen nun schon zugeeignet, dass mein Gedächtnis den Dienst verweigert. Bitte sagen Sie diesbezüglich Bescheid. [ ] - // - DABEI: Eigenes, zu diesem Briefpapier, aber nicht zu diesem Brief gehörendes bläuliches Kuvert (gefüttert), abgestempelt am 23. III. 1967 in Klosters [bei Davos], wohin Erika häufiger gefahren war. Diese Kuvert hat Erika Mann eigenhändig adressiert: "M. / Artur Beul / Camp Laurent Nr. 7 / Juan les Pins / Alpes Maritimes / France". - Der gedruckte Absender ist handschriftlich von Erika durch die Absenderadresse: "Mann / Klosters Grb. [Graubünden] / Hotel Vereina" ersetzt.

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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 1915. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Spines faded 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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        Iconographie ou vies des hommes illustres du XVII. siecle . . . Tome premier[-second].Amsterdam, Leipzig, Johann Caspar Arkstée, Henricus Merkus, 1759. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 2 title-pages printed in red and black, each with a different engraved vignette, 1 portrait after Pieter Paul Rubens and and 124 portraits after Anthony van Dyck (several folding and 13 etched by Van Dyck himself), woodcut tailpieces. Green half morocco (ca. 1860?), richly gold-tooled spine, gilt and gauffered edges.

      Mauquoy-Hendrickx I, pp. 46-49; V. Someren 62; STCN (2 copies); Szwykowski, p. 17, XV; cf. Hind, Van Dyck. His original etchings and his Iconography (Boston, 1915). Last and best edition of Antony van Dyck's famous Iconographie, containing 125 portraits of distinquished contemporaries, including Pieter Paul Rubens, Pieter Breugel, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Erasmus, Maria de Medicis and Philip IV of Spain. The portraits were executed by the most eminent Antwerp engravers and etchers of their day, including Pieter de Jode, Cornelis Galle, Wenceslaus Hollar and Lucas Vorsterman. Thirteen of the portraits were etched by Van Dyck himself and "are among the most masterly plates produced in the whole history of portrait etching. In fact, in spite of the limitations of his practise of the art, Van Dyck has no rival as an etcher of portraits except Rembrandt" (Hind, p. 5). Slightly browned throughout and with an occasional minor tear in a folding plate, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding somewhat worn, with the corners slightly damaged, but still good and structurally sound.

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        Der europäische Krieg. Seine Entstehung und Tragweite und sein bisheriger Verlauf. Bde I - IX.

      Innsbruck, Vereinsbuchh., 1915-1918. 452, 346, 357, 309, 295, 278, 294, 267 und 270 S., 8vo, OBrosch, vollständige Ausg.mit dem Band IX, dessen Existenz selbst der OENB unbekannt ist, stärker gebräunt , fleckig, teilw. unaufgeschnitten, für das Alter aber noch gut.

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        Contemporary Portraits

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1915 - First edition. Thick octavo. Eight b/w portraits. Original gilt and blind stamped purple cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped; few tiny tears). Very good (light foxing mostly to edges). 314 pages + 31 publisher's catalog bound in at end, dated November 25, 1914. No signatures or bookplates. Includes chapters on Oscar Wilde, Whistler, Carlyle, Maeterlinck, Burton, Robert Browning, Swinburne, Rodin, John Davidson and others. Back panel of jacket has advertisement for "The Works of Oscar Wilde" in 14 volumes. Printed by Morrison & Gibb Limited, Edinburgh. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

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

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        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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        Black Beauty (SIGNED BY ILLLUSTRATOR)

      London, England: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1915. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good . Lucy Kemp-Welch. Green buckram. Gilt edges on top, spine and front cover with gilt-embossed image of two horses. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. No. 61 of 600 limited edition copies numbered and signed by illustrator Lucy Kemp-Welch. All thirty full-colour tipped-in plates are present. Black and white line drawings throughout. Text is clean with only a few smudges or signs of foxing. Centre hinge cracked at pg. 97. Minor smudging to endpapers. Significant rubbing and fading to covers giving a blotchy appearance on front and part of back. A few dark smudges to back cover. Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) was a British painter who specialized in painting working horses.

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        X Rays and Crystal Structure [ X-rays Xrays ]

      London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1915. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. First Edition. vii, [1], 228 pages., [2 index, blank], [2 advertisements]. Original blue cloth with faded spine labeling, boards bowed and corner tips bumped. Binding overall is worn at the extremities. 'Presentation Copy' embossed at head of the title page (no inscription just the stamp). Now preserved in a custom cloth clamshell box with leather spine labels. Cloth. The Braggs (father and son) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 'for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays'. Their experiments showed that X-rays could help identify the atomic structure of materials. 'the work of Bragg and his son Lawrence in 1913-1914 founded a new branch of science of the greatest importance and significance, the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. If the fundamental discovery of the wave aspect of X-rays, as evidenced by their diffraction in crystals, was due to von Laue and his collaborators, it is equally true that the use of X-rays as an instrument for the systematic revelation of the way in which crystals are built was entirely due to the Braggs. This was recognized by the award of the Nobel Prize jointly to father and son in 1915.' (from the Nobel Prize Biography of WH Bragg). This work is also recognized in an extensive write-up (with Max Von Laue) on X-Ray Crystallography in Printing and the Mind of Men (406b).Provenance: From the library of Martin J. Buerger (an MIT Professor who did much work in crystallography and has written many books and papers on the subject.) with his ink stamp on front flyleaf.

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        The Tommy Alphabet Valentine Toy Books. Dolly Series.

      Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee, London and Montreal 1915 - Scarce shaped-book with three-dimensional plaster head of General Haig on the cover. 24 by 8.5 cm (at its widest). Unpaginated, twelve leaves, plus card binding. No copies found on either OCLC FirstServe or COPAC, nor in the British Library catalogues! The text is an ABC, with several lines of rhymed couplets for an item designated by the letter. All the items relate in some way to the war-effort, and everything is intended to strike a patriotic chord. There are two letters per page. On the verso are the poems, and the facing rectos illustrate the particular object, two per page. These illustrations are black, white and red. Above all else, it is Haig's plaster head, sitting atop a chromolithograph of the rest of his body in uniform, that distinguishes this toy book, though. The rear cover shows the back of Haig in uniform. The plaster has some minor abrasions and loss, as typical of plaster. Scattered light foxing within. The last three leaves are limp by the head, with some minor loss of the paper, and the rear cover appears to have been repaired and reinforced inside by the head. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Aerial Age Weekly

      Seven bound volumes of this important American aviation weekly. Complete from Volume 1, No. 1 (March 22, 1915) through Vol 7 (September 1918). All issues are bound with covers. Bindings are sound with light flaws and soil here-and-there. (Very heavy lot requiring additional shipping; please inquire)

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        The Yangtse Gorge, A Photographic Souvenir

      Ca. 1915.. Hardcover. 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.

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        Das Königlich Preußische Aeronautische Observatorium Lindenberg.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg, 1915.. VI, 284 Seiten mit 235 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und Karten. Goldgeprägter Oln, 4°. Inhalt u.a.: Aus der Geschichte des Observatoriums - Baulichkeiten - Der Dienst am Observatorium mit: Personal - Dienstbetrieb - Beobachtungen im Freiballone - Gefesselte Flugkörper ( mit Drachen, Fesselballone ) - Registrier- oder Sondierballon - Die Pilotballonaufstiege - Wolkenbeobachtungen - Windmessungen - Messungen der Polarisation des Himmelslichtes - Wolken- und Himmelsphotographie - Strahlungsmessungen - Luftelektrische Beobachungen - Messungen radioaktiver Vorgänge in der Atmosphäre - Staubmessungen - Luftprobensammler - Warnungsdienst für Luftfahrer - Aerologische Expeditionen des Observatoriums - Ausstellungen des Observatoriums - Mitglieder des Aeronautischen Observatoriums. Einband gering berieben, leicht fleckig. Ansonsten von guter Erhaltung. - selten - ( Gewicht 1100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        A Christmas Carol

      London & New York: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co,, 1915. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates on grey paper with printed tissue-guards, illustrations throughout in black and white. Lacks ribbon ties. Boards slightly bowed as often, faint red mark to rear joint, fore edge lightly spotted, outer edges a little tanned, small superficial cracks to edges of pastedowns. A very good copy. Signed limited edition, number 81 of of 525 copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf.

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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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        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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. .

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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

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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