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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 63 p. First American edition, first printing of Robert Frost's first book ("Aind" on last line of page 14 instead of "And") in a printing of 750 copies. ***DESCRIPTION: Blue linen with gilt rectangle on front enclosing title and author in gilt lettering, gilt lettering and rules on the spine, plain endpapers, publisher's device on title page; pagination: (i)-x, 11-63, followed by statement of printing ("Certain of these poems are reprinted by courteous permission from: -The Forum, The Independent, The Companion"). ***CONDITION: Overall very good+, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The head of the spine has some fraying, the tail of the spine is lightly rubbed, there is moderate fading along edges. Glassine dust jacket shows only modest rubbing and minor darkening along spine. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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        Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914

      Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott, (1915). sep 22 2017. Two vols. xxx, 348, (1); xiii, 337, (1) pp. b/w First edition. Mawson's occasionally perilous adventures in King George V Land and Adelie Land which, at that time were unexplored. Spence 773. Rosove 217.A2., who considers this the first state of the first edition. (See p. 246.) This is a fine untrimmed copy, with the errata slip in Vol I. showing three errors. Handsomely rebound in quarter black morocco over marbled boards.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        The home makers furnishing guide / Anderson's Pty. Ltd.

      [South Melbourne : Anderson's, circa 1915]. Large quarto, original pictorial wrappers with circular cut-out to front (wrappers with a few light marks, short tears to paper along spine and to edge of cut-out, but essentially in good condition), staple bound, 136 pp, illustrated. An important resource for research into Australian domestic furniture of the World War One period. Rare. Copies are recorded in seven Australian collections (Deakin University Library;Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales;Monash University Library;National Library of Australia;State Library of New South Wales;State Library of Queensland;State Library of Victoria). Note that although catalogue entries date this publication to the 1920s, the styles and decorations of the various types of furnishings date it to the late Federation period.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Trading Post Photograph

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

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Pounamu - Notes On New Zealand Greenstone

      T. J. S. Guilford & Co., London 1915 - Previous owner's rubber name stamps "J W[?] Harding" and "H / Mount Vernon" (Mount Vernon is the name of a homestead and station near Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.) A small 3/8" tear to cloth in middle of front joint. Offsetting to endpapers. Quite heavy foxing to the hei-tiki illustration on the front board. Joints and hinges strong. ; Uncommon and sought after. 83 pages. Papered boards with green cloth spine. Paper hei-tiki illustration on front board. Illustrated. Page dimensions: 243mm x 181mm. With 82 in-text illustrations by the author. H. G. Robley (1840-1930) was also the author of "Moko: or Maori Tattooing" (1896). Contents: Introduction; Concerning Pounamu; Working Pounamu; Greenstone Implements; Concerning War-Clubs; Greenstone Ornaments; Hei-Tiki; Glossary Of Maori Words; Index. "This little book is an endeavour to set down the results of careful investigations extending over many years on the subject of pounamu or New Zealand greenstone, and the special uses to which it was applied by the Maori." - from the author's Introduction. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall R856 - "Robley's observations from New Zealand with reproductions of his drawings to amplify interpretation."] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Antique Drawing-CITADEL ALEPPO-SYRIA-Monogram DB-1915

      - Antique drawing, titled: 'Citadel d'Alep.' - The citadel of Aleppo, Syria. Watercolour drawing with some gouache heightening on thick cardboard. paper. Made by 'Monogram DB' after own design. No information could be found on artist. Any input appreciated. Condition: Very good, given age. Some faint soiling in print and margin. Words in pencil in top. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 8 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 7.1 x 8.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 20.4 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 18.1 x 21.2 cm.

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        The Thirty-Nine [39] Steps,

      London, William Blackwood and Sons. 1915. Espionage classic. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.253; [2], adverts. Elegantly hand-bound in full blue oasis, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, gilt titles to upper cover, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A little of the usual edge toning to the cheap wartime paper but better than most, exterior unmarked. A near fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. The famous novel which introduced spy-catcher Richard Hannay. Basis for several movie adaptations; the most notable being the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which is considered one of the legendary director's greatest pictures. Buchan's adventurer was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Richard Hannay" [Gilbert, p.616].

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

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. First editions of Mawson's classic work. Thick octavo, 2 volumes, original dark blue cloth. Near fine in the in the rare original dust jackets with some chipping and wear and a repair to the spine of Volume I. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I, full color and black & white plates, folding maps in pocket at rear of Vol II. Rare and desirable in the original dust jackets. The Home of the Blizzard is Antarctic expedition leader, Sir Douglas Mawson's, first-hand account of his years leading the Australasian Antarctic Expedition between 1911 and 1914. Along with Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Douglas Mawson was one of the foremost expedition leaders in the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration at the dawn of the 20th century. During this period the Antarctic continent became the focus of an international effort that resulted in exhaustive scientific and geographical exploration in severe conditions over previously unchartered territory. Seventeen Antarctic expeditions were launched from ten countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Belgium. Mawson's expedition focused on the stretch of Antarctic shoreline between Cape Adare and Mount Gauss, carrying out mapping and survey work on coastal and inland territories. Discoveries included Commonwealth Bay and the Mertz Glacier.

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      Henry Holt, New York 1915 - Stated "Third Edition" on the copyright page but actually the Second Edition and the first edition printed in America; Crane A3.2: 1300 copies published. Tipped to the front pastedown is an @50 word AUTOGRAPH LETTER dated 12 May 1923 from South Shaftsbury, Vermont, SIGNED by the author, mentioning this book and how Frost would be happy to sign it if it is sent to his Ann Arbor address. On the first blank is a fourteen-line HOLOGRAPH FRAGMENT of Frost's famous poem "Birches," also SIGNED by the author with the dedication beneath his signature "To Maurice Frink," the same person to whom the letter is addressed. The fragment is the heart of the 59-line poem, first published in 1916 in MOUNTAIN INTERVAL, the book that followed NORTH OF BOSTON. It begins: "So was I once myself a swinger of birches" and concludes "I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree." An absolutely superb example of a holograph poem by Frost in a book, one of the best that we have encountered. The front free endpaper, which has Frink's 1915 markings along with a much later Christmas presentation in another hand, is detached and laid in, which allows the book, when opened, to have the letter facing the poem. Gilt bright, very minor rubbing to the spine tips. The scarce dustwrapper has the correct spelling of "faint" on the front. Some mild chipping to the head of the spine just affecting "North" in the title and slightly extending to both panels. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le Mot (Revue); Nos. 1-20, Nov. 20, 1914 - July, 1, 1915 (All Published)

      Paris: Le Mot, 1915. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Near fine. 20 issues. Folio, 44 x 29 cm. Mostly a semi-monthly publication. A complete set of 20 numbers, a satirical magazine, [The Word]  focused on World War I, primarily engaged in promoting German atrocities real or imagined. Created by Paul Iribe and Jean Cocteau, with text mostly by Cocteau and covers printed in two colors by Paul Iribe, plus interior illustrations and drawings (some double page) -- all images are color and black and white lithographs. Additional artistic contributions by Raoul Dufy, Leon Bakst, Albert Gleizes, André Lhote, and Shem. Issue No.2 contains a double page listing of French military who died in action: name, rank, unit and the engagements where they perished -- many at the Battle of the Marne. Barbara Tuchman wrote in her conclusion to The Guns of August (1962): "The Battle of the Marne was one of the decisive battles of the world not because it determined that Germany would eventually lose or the Allies ultimately win the war but because it determined that the war would go on....." -- beginning the entrenchment of positions that would last well into 1918. Issue No. 1 hinge reinforced with archival tape. Clean, fresh set.

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        Fotoalbum einer Schweizer Familie aus Graubünden aus der Zeit des 1. Weltkrieges, viele Portrait- und Gruppenaufnahmen, an verschiedensten Orten des Landes, insbesondere Aufnahmen von Schweizer Soldaten in Uniform und junge Männer in den Farben einer Burschenschaft (Studentenverein).

      um 1915, - quer in-4to, 20 feste Albumbl., mit 205 eingeklebten sowie 2 losen s/w Originalfotografien und 1 farbigen gemalten Postkarte, guter Zustand, Originalfotoalbum d. Z. mit farbig gemustertem Leineneinband und Schnurbindung in passender Farbgebung (bei W. Leser, Papeterie-Lederwaren Davos-Platz, Preis 10.-), guter Zustand. Eine grosse Anzahl von Originalaufnahmen einer wohlhabenden bürgerlichen Familie, sehr wahrscheinlich aus Graubünden. Leider gibt es keine Beschriftung oder Legenden der Bilder. Viele Aufnahmen zeigen Schweizer Offiziere und Soldaten in Uniform, verschiedene Städte wie Chur oder Zürich und einige Aufnahmen aus Arosa, Sommer und Winter. So auch eine Beerdingungsfeier mit militärischer Ehrengarde, eine Aufnahme zur ?Erinnerung an den französischen Evakuierten-Zug vom 18. Mai 1915?, ein Militärdefilé, der Besuch des deutschen Kaisers Wilhelm II., Aufräumarbeiten bei einem entgleisten Zug im Tiefschnee, Feste und Feiern von Soldaten und Offizieren u.a. in Arosa. Daneben aber auch Aufnahmen von Frauen mit Kindern, zuhause im Salon, bei der Erstkommunion usw. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Die Verwandlung.

      Leipzig, Wolff, 1915 - 72 S., 1 Bl., 3 Bll. (Verlagsanzeigen). (= Der jüngste Tag. Bd. 22/23). - Erste Ausgabe erschienen in einer 800 Exemplaren von welchen nicht einmal 400 verkauft wurden (hier im selteneren Original-Pappeinband). - W.-G. 3. Raabe 146, 3. Smolen 22/231.B. - "Die Verwandlung" erschien 1915 im Oktoberheft der Zeitschrift "Die weissen Blätter" und bereits im Dezember des Jahres in verbesserter Form als Buch bei Kurt Wolff in dessen Reihe "Der jüngste Tag". "Die Verwandlung" ist wohl das bekannteste und am häufigst zitierte Werk von Franz Kafka. Die vorliegende Erstausgabe wurde in 800 Excemplaren gedruckt von welchen nicht einmal 400 in den verkauft wurden. Der Großteil der verkauften Auflage bestand - wie üblich - au der Variante in der Originalbroschur mit der Deckelillustration von Ottomar Starke und der Datierung "1916". Vorliegend die etwas teurere und seltener Ausgabe im Pappband aber ohne den Schutzumschlag. - Vorderer Buchinnendeckel und Titel mit hs. Namen. Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300 8°. OPp. (etw. bestoßen und gebräunt, Rücken mit kl. Läsuren). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine full-length original photograph of the noted ballroom dancer in costume, posed on a pedestal holding flowers in each hand linked by a single floral strand. Signed in ink at lower right: "Internationally yours Irene Castle," with "Campbell Studio NY." in pencil below

      1915 - Image size 225 x 175 mm., overall size 265 x 209 mm. Very slightly worn; small chip to lower left corner, not affecting image; edges very slightly uneven. Irene and Vernon Castle (1887-1918) were noted American ballroom and exhibition dancers. "The Castles (married in 1911) began to appear as a dance team in New York clubs in 1912. They danced in the musical The Sunshine Girl (1913), gaining wide appeal partly because of the enthusiasm among the upper classes in New York for the new steps of vernacular dance. By 1914 they had become the city's most popular social dance team, appearing in Broadway shows and silent films, and they enjoyed great success with their book Modern Dancing (1914/R 1980). The Castles owned several entertainment centers where they performed and taught social dancing; the dances that they popularized, including the Castle Walk (a variant of the one-step, danced on the toes with stiff knees), hesitation waltz, and foxtrot, merged patrician sophistication with sexual suggestiveness and lack of restraint. Their special brand of social dancing, accompanied by the syncopated rhythms of their music director, James Reese Europe, and his orchestra, helped to popularize black urban music and paved the way for the dance styles and social life of the 1920s. A film of their lives, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, was released in 1939." Ronald M. Radano in Grove Music Online.A rare image."Campbell Studios was founded by Alfred S. Campbell (1840-1912) in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Campbell, an early English proponent of art photography, was invited to the United States in 1867 by Napolean Sarony to form a business partnership under the Sarony name. Sarony particularly desired access to Campbell's patented photographic processes. The New York branch of Campbell Studios was one of the active celebrity portrait studios in the 1900s to early 1920s. Its forte was the half length portrait photo of stage or screen stars in fashionable modern dress. It regularly supplied photographs to The Theatre and to movie magazines." Website of Campbell Studios

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      [Shanghai n.d. ca. 1915-1920's, no publisher/photographer]. Stiff gray board "post card" album, contains 20 b.w. photos of Shanghai, most 7.5 x 5.7 cm., all very clean sharp images captions in Chinese or Chinese & English. A NICE COLLECTION! This is a lovely, and early album showing Shanghai in the 1910-1920's period. There are captions to most, in Chinese, or Chinese & English, but the majority are in Chinese. This group was clearly addressed to the Chinese visitor to Shanghai by virtue of the fact that most captions were in Chinese. THE IMAGES: 1. Shanghai Yong An Company 2. The Bund 3. Grand Theatre 4. N.S. R. North Station Shanghai 5. The Bund 6. Chinese funeral procession, shanghai 7. Nanjing Road 8. Garden Bridge 9. Garden Bridge. 10. Chinese Junks Huang Pu River 11. Shanghai Race Course. * Note see below for more on this. 12. Lunmen Road [Race Course] 13. [Grand Stand, Race Course] 14. The Bund and the Huang Pu River 15. Park Hotel 16. The Bund 17. Sincere New World Company 18. Views of Shanghai Bund. 19. God of Piece [sic for Peace] 20. Willow Tea House 21. The Sun Company 22. The Bund 23. Platforms of Three Companies 24. Shanghai street scene. 25. Photo of the Bund from a high building 26. Bund Garden 27. Rue Avenue Foch Shanghai [French Quarter] 28. Nanjing Road 29. Nanjing Road 30. Nanjing Road NOTE REGARDING PHOTO #11 ABOVE: On the verso is a penned note in English: "The building with the clock is where I wrote this letter. I live in that one with the x. The photo shows a small penned 'x'. This room was an excellent view of the race course. From the above we can determine, that the previous owner of this collection of Shanghai photos was a foreigner, most likely an American according to the grammar and spelling. CONDITION: Each photo is a small gem. By and large they are very clear and solid images. There is a bit of fading to one image, we are not sure if it was a foggy day common to Shanghai or fading. All others are with excellent crisp images. THE BINDING: The photos were preserved by the previous owner in a small "Post Card" format album, stiff board covers, with faded green pages, with the usual slits to hold postcards. Each photo is held in place with period 'corners' thus there is no damage to the photo, which is merely slipped into each corner to hold it fast in the album. Nice original album contemporary with the photos. RARITY: This is a rare and rather early group. Photos of this size were typically from around the turn of the century, 1900-1910, since none are dated, we liberally date from 1905-1020's. More than likely they are 1905-1915. Of special note, there are no foreigners walking on the street nor Indian Sikh policemen who were commonly shown in 1920's photos around Nanjing Road and the tram. Color photos can be sent by email. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        11 eigenh. Briefe, 1 eh. Briefkarte und 1 eh. Postkarte mit U. sowie eine gedr. Visitkarte mit einer eh. Zeile.

      Wien, 1909-1915. - Zusammen 20½ SS. Meist 8vo. Mit 3 eh. adr. Kuverts. "Herr Direktor Probst war heute bei mir im Atelier, den von mir für das Schuberthaus gedachten Brunnen, der in Marmor nahezu fertig ist, zu besichtigen [.]" (Br. v. 16. II. o. J. [wohl 1909, im Jahr darauf wurde der allseits bewunderte Forellenbrunnen in Schuberts Geburtshaus, Nußdorferstraße 54, enthüllt]). - "Ich gestatte mir, mich mit nachfolgendem an Sie zu wenden. Vor kurzem wurde das ‘Luegerdenkmal’ ausgeschrieben [.]" (Br. v. 9. XII. 1911). - "Maler E[manuel] Baschny vom Künstlerhaus war bei mir mit der Bitte mich für ihn bei einem einflussreichen Herrn der Gemeinde zu verwenden. Ein Bild dieses Malers wurde von der Bezirksvertretung Döbling der Gemeinde Wien zum Ankaufe empfohlen, da es außer guten Qualitäten einen Teil Grinzing[s] mit d. Dampftramway-Weingelände [.] zeigt [.]" (Br. v. 11. X. 1913). - Müllner studierte Bildhauerei an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste, wo er Schüler von Edmund von Hellmer und Kaspar von Zumbusch war. 1903 die Akademie mit dem Rompreis verlassend, schuf er im selben Jahr sein erstes Werk in Wien, die Sandsteingruppe ‘Heilige Familie’ im Herz-Jesu-Kloster in Döbling. Später langjähriger Professor und Leiter der allgemeinen Bildhauerschule an der Akademie der bildenden Künste, 1927/28 auch deren Rektor, gilt von seinen zahlreichen Arbeiten das bereits 1913 entworfene, 1926 aber erst vollendete Denkmal des ehemaligen Wiener Bürgermeisters Karl Lueger als eines seiner bedeutendsten Werke. Vgl. Thieme/B. XXV, 250 und Czeike IV, 319. - Zwei Briefe im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); zumeist auf Briefpapier mit gedr. bzw. gepr. Briefkopf. - In altem Sammlungsumschlag. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Art Nouveau chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1917

      An early edition of this sumptuous chromolithographic beauty catalogue, originally introduced at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition by the California Perfume Company. The firm was founded in 1886 by door-to-door book salesman David H. McConnell and would later become Avon. This catalogue includes 40 plates depicting perfumes and air fresheners, soaps, shampoo, skin creams, shaving kits, toothpaste, gift sets, food flavourings and colours, laundry powder, detergent, and household cleaning supplies. Of particular note are the elaborate and decorative packaging designs, which often utilise aspects of the Art Nouveau style, and were a key aspect of the company's success. These catalogues were expensive to produce but extremely successful at promoting the company's products. Between 1915 and 1917 the catalogues, such as this one, were bound with screw-back posts so that pages could be added and removed (discontinued after 1924), and in 1917 the firm began advertising their Exposition gold medal, awarded for their products' high quality and attractive packaging, on the inside front cover. Before 1919 the price lists were separate, and this catalogue includes a sale rep's hand-written notes on prices and quantities in pencil. New York: California Perfume Company, [1917]. Oblong folio. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and gold medal design to inner cover gilt, bound with metal screw-back posts. Chromolithographic title and 40 plates depicting beauty products, each leaf with a numbered cloth thumb-tab. Short salesman's notes on price changes and quantities pencilled in throughout. Binding a little rubbed and scuffed, title page lightly spotted, and minor spot at the lower edge affecting all the leaves, but overall the contents are clean. Very good condition.

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        Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump [with] Advance Information letter from Publisher for the 1920 Reprint Acknowledging Authorship By H. G. Wells

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1915. First Edition 1st Printing. Green Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Near Fine DJ. 342 Pp. Green Cloth, Gilt. A Near Fine Example, Two Tiny Rubs At Edges, And A 1/4" Tear Along Top Inside Edge Of Front Cover Adjacent To Spine., Gilt Brilliant, No Fading Or Loss Of Color, Inside Hinge Professionally And Invisibly Repaired, Light Foxing To Edges Of Page Block. Laid In Loosely Is The Advance Letter Regarding The 1920 Re-Publication Of The Book, With Acknowledgment Of The Sole Authorship Of Wells. In The Scarce Dust Jacket, Which Is Bright, Clean, Unfaded, No Soiling Or Dampstaining Or Rubbing, Slight Wear Along Top And Bottom Edges, One 11/16" X 1/4" Chip At Spine Edge Of Rear Panel Not Affecting Lettering, Another 1/8" Square Chip At Top Of Rear Spine Fold, A Few Minute Losses At Corners, A 3" Jagged Tear To Rear Panel Repaired With Tape On The Verso, A Few Very Short [1/8"] Edge Tears, Altogether Remarkably Well Preserved.

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        Reproduction photograph of the young maestro, signed in full white ink and inscribed "To Miss Alice E.L. Wolff Easter Sunday 1915."

      - 202 x 142 mm. A Mishkin image, with studio attribution in white at lower right corner.Minor short (ca. 50 mm.) crack to right margin and lower right corner very slightly cracked, not affecting image; laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso. A highly distinguished conductor, "[Toscanini's] taste, which was largely formed in the 19th century, was in fact unusually wide. He was a notable interpreter of composers as various as Puccini, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss. But he was at his greatest in the music of his three favourites, Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi; his recording of Falstaff (made in 1950) will remain a classic of re-creation and a monument to his vitality and interpretative insight." David Cairns in Grove Music Online.Toscanini conducted at the Metropolitan Opera from 1908-1915. He was scheduled to return to Europe aboard the doomed Lusitania at the end of his season with New York's Metropolitan Opera in May of that year but left a week early, apparently aboard the Italian liner Duca degli Abruzzi. Easter Sunday fell on April 4th in 1915; the present image was thus signed just short of the end of the great conductor's last season with the Met.

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        The Wilderness of Zin (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M.N. Tod. [In:] Palestine Exploration Fund Annual for 1914 - 1915

      London: Published by Order of the Committee, 1915. First edition. 37 plates, 2 maps, and 59 in text illustrations including 1 fold-out plan. xvi, 154, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Black cloth shelfback, grey boards printed in black. Near fine copy. First edition. 37 plates, 2 maps, and 59 in text illustrations including 1 fold-out plan. xvi, 154, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to. O'Brien A004

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        Guerra sola igiene del mondo

      Edizioni futuriste di Poesia, 1915. Cm. 19,5 x 17, pp. 157 (5). Bross. orig. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Una dedica occultata al piatto anteriore (verosimilmente dell'autore). Edizione assai rara, parzialmente originale. al piatto posteriore menzione di Ottavo migliaio.

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        ALS to William Edward Norris, from 21 Carlyle Mansions, August 4th, 1915.

      1915 43 lines on both sides of a single quarto sheet of headed paper.An affectionate letter from James to his friend and fellow author William Edward Norris, written only 7 days after he had become a British citizen and seven months before his death in February 1916. James had been overwhelmed by the 'avalanche of those [letters] I have received, all of the friendliest and most welcoming kind' that followed his changing of national allegiance. Angry at the Americans' refusal to support the Great War and vexed at the practical difficulties of being an alien in Britain - after the outbreak of war James needed official permission to go to his house in Rye - James swore allegiance to the King on July 26, witnessed by his friends, the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, Edmund Gosse, George Prothero and J.B. Pinker. 'Of course I could do absolutely and utterly nothing but make it [the decision] ... I am not sprouting into new feathers and union-jacks - all that was long ago discounted'.For some time James had wrestled with his identity; pushed away from America and drawn towards his adopted land.As he puts it himself in a letter to Gosse on the day of his patriation: 'the process [of becoming officially British] has only shown me what I virtually was - so that it's rather disappointing in respect to acute sensation. I haven't any, I blush to confess!'.James was greatly affected by the outbreak of war in 1914, his anguish visible in a letter to Rhoda Broughton: 'Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I'm sick beyond cure to have lived to see it'. To Norris he writes: 'I can't, I find, with the public situation what it is, face the solitude & sequestration of Rye - it makes me eat my heart out'. 'I don't want anything kept up damn it!' James continues, 'but the country and you!' This was not the first time James had written to Norris to describe his evolving feelings of nationality. In a letter dated February 4, 1896 he wrote: 'The American outbreak [in reference to the Venezuela Crisis of 1895] has darkened all my sky - and made me feel among many things, how long I have lived away from my native land, how long I shall live away from it and how little I understand it today'. The great warmth and affection shown to Norris stemmed from a friendship dating back over a decade. It was Norris who, in 1894, provided moral support to James after the disastrous and violent reaction to the first performance of his play Guy Domville. In a state of melancholy James 'bolted' to Torquay, where Norris lived, spending many days recuperating with his friend, 'the gentlest and sweetest of men'. William Norris, 1847-1925, was a prolific and successful author; his first novel Heaps of Money, 1877, was followed by the vastly popular Mademoiselle De Mersac, 1880. His final novel, Trevalion was published in 1925, the year of his death. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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      Madrid: Tip. de la Rev. de Arch., Bibl. y Museos, 1929, 1939,; Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 1978,; Ministerio de Cultura, 1984.- 1915 - 5 vol ( 676 p., 2 h.) ( 649 p.) ( 511 p., 28 h.) ( 727 p.) ( 961 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm.- Los dos primeros volúmenes son en plena pasta española, los tres restantes en rústica. Catálogo razonado por orden alfabético de todos los autores . en lengua valenciana y bilingüeque . desde el establecimiento de la imprenta en España hasta el siglo XX. Todos se conservan en buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il Popolo - 1915 Periodico Sanita

      Tipografia Cav. G. de Martini - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,03 Periodico del primo decennio del '900 in buono stato, piegato più volte, pochi segni d'uso, macchia. Due illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, alcune inserzioni pubblicitarie. N. 14, 1 ottobre 1915, anno I de Il Popolo - Periodico Sannita. USATO

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        [Grimm, J & W] Grimm's Marchen

      Wien: M. Munk, ca. 1915. Square quarto. Original publisher's card wrappers with cover stamped lettering for tite. Heinrich Lefler's and Joseph Urban's celebrated full-page color illustrations (twelve, full-page), some hightened in wonderful bright gold. Lengthy inscription opposite titlepage. Near fine copy, with the gold highlights as bright as we have ever seen, and tight registration on the plates. 

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        Tennis As I Play It (In Dustjacket)

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. A solid copy of the 1915 1st edition, IN THE VERY UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Ghostwritten, by all accounts, by a young Sinclair Lewis, who 15 years later would become the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Tight and VG+, with no writing or markings of any kind (foxing, etc.) to speak of. And in a bright, VG- (and yet still very presentable) example of the fragile dustjacket. The jacket shows a degree of chipping along the panel edges (resulting in just a touch of loss to the title at the spine crown and the publisher's address at the foot of the rear panel), a 3" chip in the center of the spine (roughly the size of a quarter and then running down a bit), inconspicuous staining and tape re-inforcing to the inside of the dustjacket and, finally, light staining --and a bit of creasing-- to the front panel. Thick octavo, illustrated with 72 crisp black-and-white photos, Introduction/Preface by R. Norris Williams, 2nd (the 1914 National Champion of the United States). Maurice McLoughlin (1890-1957) not only won the US Championships in 1912 and 1913 and earned the world #1 ranking in 1914, he was also the first men's player from the Western United States (Nevada) to become US Champion and the first US finalist at Wimbledon (where he lost to Anthony Wilding in 1913).

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        Il Teatro Futurista Sintetico. Creato da Marinetti, Settimelli, Bruno Corra.

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

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        Silver ring dedicated from Hussein b. Ali to McMahon during their correspondence time ragarding the Arab revolt

      Mecca-Cairo Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. Fine handmade Silver ring dedicated "from the Sherif Hussein, Emir of Hejaz to (Sir Henry) McMahon". carved and enameld in gold, with natural stone contains natural formation shows a man riding on a lion inside jungle, and the stone is fixed by lion claws shapes. The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, or the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence, was an exchange of letters (14 July 1915 to 30 January 1916) during World War I, between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, concerning the political status of lands under the Ottoman Empire. Growing Arab nationalism had led to a desire for independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the letters Britain agreed to recognize Arab independence after WWI "in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca", not including areas in which France had interests. This was in exchange for Arab help in fighting the Ottomans, led by Hussein bin Ali.Later, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement between France and UK was exposed showing that the two countries were planning to split and occupy parts of the promised Arab country. One of the unique masterpieces remained from the Hussein-McMahon correspondence.

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        Karonga Kronical

      Vol 1 (1-5) & Vol 2, (1-2). 8vo. Twentieth century navy buckram, gilt label to spine, original printed wrappers bound in, annotated throughout by Duff, bookplate to front pastedown. Nyasaland, Livingstonia Mission Press, 1914 -

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

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, [1915] - 20 volumes, octavo (234 x 158 mm). Contemporary green full morocco, titles and fine tooling in gilt to spines, raised bands, decorative frames with floral cornerpieces gilt to covers, floral centrepieces to front covers in gilt, brown silk moiré endpapers, brown and green morocco doublures, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Milwaukee bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Bookplate of Milwaukee hardware mogul Edward Frank Pritzlaff to front free endpaper versos. Very minor rubbing to extremities, spines of 4 volumes browned; an excellent, partly unopened set. Illustrated title page with Alfred Jewel vignette printed in red, blue, black, and gilt on japon, frontispiece and 3 photogravure plates on japon with captioned tissue-guards in each volume, totalling 80 plates; title pages printed in red and black. Signed limited edition, number 94 of 153 sets signed by Hardy. The autograph edition was an American issue of the first 21 volumes of the Wessex edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text", partly printed from the English plates and partly reset in America (Purdy). It was later reissued in 1920 as the unsigned Anniversary edition, issued in a run of 1,250 sets. While Purdy only calls for the first volume of this edition to include the map of Wessex, in this set it is included in all volumes. Purdy p. 286. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Winterliche Flußlandschaft.

      - Farbholzschnitt, um 1915, auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 27,5:33,8 cm, oben und links auf den Darstellungsrand geschnitten, rechts und unten mit winzigem Rändchen, Falten rechts geglättet, kleine Randbeschädigungen sorgfältig restauriert. Die in Weimar als Graphikerin und Illustratorin tätige Künstlerin, Tochter des Malers Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), war dort seit 1896 Schülerin von Otto Rasch (1862-1952) und 1900-1902 in Stuttgart an der privaten Kunstschule von Leopold von Kalckreuth (1855-1928). 1902 kehrte sie nach Weimar zurück, wo sie sich die Technik des Farbholzschnitts autodidaktisch aneignete, die sie zeitlebens favorisieren sollte. Sie erlangte Anerkennung durch Ankäufe von privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Besondere Bekanntheit erlangte sie durch Darstellungen Weimarer Schauplätze und geistigen Zentren der Weimarer Klassik, vorrangig das Goethehaus. Sie wurden zu ihren künstlerischen Lebensthemen. Daneben schuf sie Ansichten etwa von der Ostsee. 1918 freundschaftlicher Kontakt mit der Schriftstellerin Erika von Watzdorf-Bachoff (1878-1963). Ihre Radierungen erschienen u.a. in den Jahresmappen des „Weimarer Radierverein" 1905-1910.

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        The First Hundred Thousand - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Blackwood, 1915. A first edition, first printing published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1915. A near fine book with the ownership inscriptions of A H Barrett Greene to the front endpaper. Below this is the signature of the author, as 'Ian Hay Beith' and below this, a further explanation by Greene that the book was signed for him by the author after the Johnian Society dinner (St. John's College Cambridge) in 1938. This book was written by Captain John Hay Beith under the pen name of Ian Hay and is one of the most widely-read books about the Great War. It is exceedingly uncommon in this, the First English Edition. A newspaper obituary of the Author (from September 23, 1952) is laid in. The First Hundred Thousand is the Author's most famous book and consisted of sketches of life in his own battalion from September 1914 (when it began squad drill) until 12 months later. It was one of the most popular books of the period presenting the story of a typical unit of Kitchener's Army by way of a series of ordinary light-hearted sketches thsat resolutely turned away from the brutal face of war. Rare signed by Hay as 'Ian Hay Bieth'. No DJ.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield : The Fireside Dickens

      Chapman & Hall and Henry Frowde, 1915. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; undated red cloth cover;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Original Hardback Wisden

      1915. Hi, This lot is an 1915 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, there are a few marks to the boards but nothing off putting. A slight darkness to the edge of the boards and the pagebloack and edge of the pastedowns. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow bar a little bit of darkness at the edge. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally a very nice book. 1915s are not seen too often.

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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: Macmillan, 1915. First. hardcover. near fine. 8vo, teal blue cloth stamped in gilt & black. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1915. First edition. 8vo, teal blue cloth stamped in gilt & black. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1915. First edition. An excellent copy.

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        Au-dessus de la mêlée

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1915, 15x23,5cm, broché. - Edizione originale per i quali non v'è alcuna menzione di importanti documenti, uno dei pochi esemplari su Holland. Indietro e piatti in modo uniforme ombreggiate, ombreggiato pochi testimoni. copia rara e bella di questo manifesto pacifista costituito da una raccolta di articoli pubblicati tra il settembre 1914 e l'agosto 1915 del Journal de Genève e altri giornali stranieri. . - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande. Dos et plats uniformément ombrés, gardes et quelques témoins ombrés. Rare et agréable exemplaire de ce manifeste pacifiste consistant en un recueil d'articles parus entre septembre 1914 et août 1915 dans le Journal de Genève et d'autres journaux étrangers. .

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