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        Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915 - Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, single frames to boards in blind, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jacket. Previous owner's initials to dust jacket panels and spine in ink, some faint pencil annotations to the text. A bright copy, endpapers tanned and lightly foxed, complete with the rare dust jacket, spine faded, a little chipped with some loss to jacket spine ends and extremities, flaps pasted to inner boards, overall in very good condition. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the modern industrial market, basing his arguments on business enterprise rather than "national genius". Joseph Dorfman, in his Introduction to the 2006 edition, argues that this is "the finest drama that Veblen ever wrote" (p. xii). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      Firenze, Libreria della Voce, 1915. PRIMA edizione. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale stampata in rosso; pp. 263, (1). Raro. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914.

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. Two volumes, large octavo, with photogravure frontispiece in each, numerous plates (18 coloured, nine folding panoramas), and three folding maps in an end-pocket; signatures at start of first volume; original blue pictorial cloth with silver vignette on front boards; with rare dustjacket to the second volume; a very good set. First edition of this classic account of Australian Antarctic exploration: this copy boldly signed at the start of the first volume by Mawson alongside Frank Hurley and Alexander Kennedy.Mawson's first expedition was an epic of endurance and this, and his subsequent work in the Antarctic, form the most significant basis to Australia's claim to its extensive Antarctic territory. Initially intending to be a member of Scott's party, Mawson decided to command his own expedition and organised the first official Australasian Antarctic Expedition. The expedition left Hobart in the Aurora on 2 December 1911 to systematically explore the areas of Antarctica known as King George V Land and Terra Adelie. Despite extraordinarily harsh conditions the expedition achieved a great deal: over 2000 miles of unknown Antarctic coastline was charted and the scientific discoveries were so extensive that their publication continued well into the 1940s.Mawson's narrative of the expedition is fascinating reading, but most compelling is his account of his epic journey to return to base camp at Cape Denison during which his two companions perished - one falling down a crevasse with the dog team and most of the food, supplies and the tent. His struggle to survive on toxic rations which caused severe stomach cramps, made the soles of his feet detach, and his hair to fall out in clumps, is one of the most extraordinary tales of survival ever told. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) Bindings slightly rubbed and spines just slightly wearing at top and tail, but a very good set. The dustjacket with several defects and tears.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Chinese Pottery and Porcelain an account of the potters art in China from primitive times to the present day. 2 volumes. 40 plates in colour and 96 in black and white. I. Pottery and Early Wares. II. Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain.

      London etc., Cassell and Company. 1915 - XXX, 227 p., XVI, 326 p., 136 plates. Orig.-cream cloth with gilt lettering and borders stamped in blind. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1500 copies of which this is number 994. - Privat dedication in volume one on front pastedown. Nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Camino de Don Quijote

      Ediciones "La Lectura", Madrid 1915 - Ediciones de "La Lectura" 204 pág; 11 x 18 cm 19 ilustraciones: fotografías montadas sobre papel de gran gramaje.Se trata de uno de los primeros fotolibros realizados en España.Existen reediciones posteriores por otras editoriales. Ofrecemos la primera edición, original y completa, encuadernación holandesa editorial, en buen estado de conservación, leve moteado de foxing.Fotografías viradas en sepia y grises.Original y extremadamente raro en comercio. Ejemplar con sellos humedos de la Biblioteca del Artista Ferran Callicó.1902- 1968, en las primeras páginas y en las láminas. La notícia más extensa sobre el libro la encontramos en el blog Hemeroflexia de Andrés Trapiello, extrañamente su ejemplar también con sellos húmedos, como el que ofrecemos aquí.Se recomienda su lectura. No hay fecha impresa de publicación, parece ser de 1915, lo que si es cierto es que la publicación posterior por Espasa Calpe no es ni de 1913 ni de 1915 como dicen otros vendedores. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Archivo]
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        Min rejsedagbog. Skildringer far den første Thule-ekspedition

      Gyldendal 1915 - 268 sider p. med fin 5 liniers håndskrevet signeret dedikation fra Knud Rasmussen på smudstitelblad, med vedlagt signeret kort fra Knud rasmussens børn Hanne,Nanne og Inge, Med exlibris Indbundet i et fint pricat lysebrunt hellæder med ophøjede bånd og guldtryk på ryggen, Me originalt foromslag medindbundet

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        The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

      Chicago: Poetry Magazine, 1915. FIRST APPEARANCE OF ELIOT'S "PRUFROCK", a landmark event in modern poetry. This publication in the June 1915 issue of Poetry Magazine precedes the book edition by two years. At the urging of Ezra Pound, the foreign editor of Poetry Magazine, Harriet Monroe agreed to include "Prufrock" by the unknown T.S. Eliot in the June issue of her magazine. It was Eliot's first publication of a poem outside of a school or university.IN: Poetry Magazine, Vol VI, No. III. Edited by Harriet Monroe. Chicago: Seymour, Daughaday and Company, 1915. Octavo, original printed wrappers, text partially unopened; custom cloth box. Archivally repaired tear to top right of front wrapper; a little edgewear. RARE. Very Good.

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        BLACKWOOD'S MAGAZINE

      - . A bound run in nine volumes comprising Vol. CXCVII (January-June 1915) to Vol. CCV (January-June 1919) and the first issue of Vol. CCVI (No. MCCXLV, July 1919). Totalling just over 8,000 pages, title page vignettes, text printed double column, indices; handsomely bound by Riviere & Son in half green calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt compartments between raised bands, with red & brown title and volume labels, green cloth boards, edges lightly worn, spines uniformly faded to brown; t.e.g.; marbled endpapers; hinges starting at a couple of points, small stamps (bookseller and binder) on verso of upper free endpapers, plus a couple of library stamps in Volume I, small tear to top fore-corner pp. 445/6 Volume III, a little light foxing and occasional soiling; William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1915-19. *Mostly war-related, but also including the first publication of John Buchan's \i The Thirty-Nine Steps , serialized from August to September 1915. Other contributors include Somerville & Ross, F. Tennyson Jesse and Arthur E. Weigall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Der arme Spielmann. 1848.

      Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1915. \"4°, 80 S., 1 Bl., schwarzer Maroquinband mit Gold- und Blindprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Rücken an den Bundstegen berieben, an den Buchdeckeln m. Abriebspuren, ersten Bll. u. einige Textss. z.Tl. mehrfach gestempelt \"\"Fortbildungsschulrat f. Wien ...\"\" sowie Nummernstempel, im Text tlw. fingerfl., 1 Seite fleckig.\" \"Eines von 450 in der Maschine numerierten Exemplaren auf Bücherpapier (gesamt 520); dieses jedoch - wie sonst nur die 50 Exemplare auf Bütten - in Leder gebunden von der Wiener Werkstätte. - Einbandzeichnung, Vorsatz und Rahmen von Josef HOFFMANN, Lettern nach Entwürfen von Viktor MADER. Die Durchsicht des Textes besorgte Viktor HOFMANN VON WELLENHOF.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        A BOY'S WILL

      New York: Henry Holt(1915). First Edition, Crane A2.1. 750 copies. First state. The British edition printed by Nutt preceded this printing, but most copies were not released for several years after publication. This copy with some exceptional and fragile ephemera including an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED from William Dean Howells, with the envelope addressed and also SIGNED by Howells, to Henry Meigs dated Dec. 1915. In full: "Mr. Frost's letter is like his poetry and of the same gentle impulse. I thank you for letting me see it. Frost will go farther yet in his work." A pencil copy of Frost's letter to Meigs, presumably by him is included; it may well be the only surviving copy of the letter and though difficult to read does support Howells's assertion. Also present are pages 214-224 only of the August 1915 issue of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY with Edward Garnett's important essay "A New American Poet" as well as a group of Frost's poems, the pages Frost would later refer to as his "American Send-off." Also, two TYPED LETTERS INITIALED and one envelope from Frost's American publisher Henry Holt & Company to Meigs dated 1915 and 1916 about Frost. In part, the earlier letter: "If we publish anything further by Mr. Frost...." The 1916 letter: "Mrs. Frost, who was with him, said the apples came and were all 'Frost-bitten' much to the delight of their children." Two 1915 newspaper clippings including a review and a poem Meigs convinced an Indianapolis paper to print. Meigs signature on endpaper and pencil notes throughout. Occasional offsetting. Dustwrapper spine rubbed, chipped., Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper with noted ephemera. Rare!

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA]
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        Art Deco chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1926

      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 31 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 attractive Art Deco packaging designs, 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 they were bound with screw-back posts so that pages could be added and removed, but after 1924 the use of screw-back posts was discontinued, so that salesmen were required to buy new catalogues. Price lists were originally issued separately, but this was discontinued in 1919, and this catalogue includes product details and prices interleaved on a lighter paper stock. New York: California Perfume Company, [1926]. Oblong folio. Original limp black cloth with fold-over lower cover, bound with metal rivets, title and floral design to upper cover gilt. Chromolithographic title and 31 plates depicting beauty products, each chromolithographic leaf with a numbered cloth thumb-tab, interleaved with informational pages on lighter paper stock. With a pink order form dated October, 1926 loosely inserted. Cloth a little rubbed with light wear at the extremities, the gilt title significantly oxidised and rubbed, spotting, discolouration and some short splits to the title, some spotting to contents not generally affecting the illustrations, lacking the final cloth thumb-tab. Very good condition.

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        SPEZIAL-FABRIK FÜR DAMPFPFLÜGE. DAMPFSTRASSENNWALZEN.STRASSENLOKOMOTIVEN. BRESLAU

      - 1915? C. T. Wiskott, Breslau-Berlin Bei Herausgabe diefes neuen wefentlich erweiterten Kataloges wird es meine.Patent Schmidt' sche Rauchröhren = Úberhitzer. 110 fotogr. 24x32 cm. Enc. en tela decorada. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Costa LLibreter]
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        Signed Mishkin postcard photograph of the celebrated Russian ballerina in The Dragonfly (1915), a solo danced to Fritz Kreisler's "Schön Rosmarin."

      The most celebrated dancer of her time, "[Pavlova's] technique was so perfect that it concealed technique. her arabesque and pas de bourrée have rarely been equaled, and... her line was always impeccable... As an interpretive artist Pavlova probably, even today, remains unsurpassed. She was supreme in roles requiring feminine coquetry and light comedy; she excelled in lyrical and poetic roles in which her fluid, expressive arms and hands were remarkable; and she could be deeply moving in dramatic and tragic roles such as Nikia and Giselle. What made her performances unique, however, was not so much her technical mastery or even her talent at characterization; it was the emotion she poured into her performances, her incomparable stage presence - in short, the power of her personality." The present image is considered "a brief but brilliant desplay of Pavlova's remarkable allegro technique. The swiftness and lightness of her movements were enhanced by gossamer wings and a dress of blue, green, and purple net." Roberta Lazzarini in the International Encyclopedia of Dance Vol. 5 pp. 125-126.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Fressender Löwe.

      - Kaltnadelradierung, 1915, rechts unten signiert „Wilh. Kuhnert", links unten nummeriert „IV/1" sowie mit dem Künstlerstempel (Schreitender Elefant), auf festem Kupferdruckpapier. 16 x 28 cm, Blattgröße 31,8 x 42,2 cm.- Blatt insgesamt gebräunt, sowie mit retuschiertem Fleck im breiten Oberrand. Hirzel 27. – Einer von vier Zustandsdrucken. Prachtvoller, differenzierter, wunderbar gratiger Druck mit breitem Rand. Kuhnert, der als Maler, Illustrator und Autor tätig war, zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Tiermalern seiner Zeit. Nach einem Studium 1883-1887 an der Kunstakademie in Berlin als Schüler von F. Bellermann (1814-1889) und P. Meyerheim (1842-1915) unternahm er von dort aus Reisen nach Ägypten, Ostafrika und Indien, um vor Ort Tier- und Landschaftsstudien zu betreiben. Er schuf ein umfangreiches graphisches Werk.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Essai de bibliographie hippique, donnant la description détaillée des ouvrages publiés ou traduits en Latin et en Français sur le cheval et la cavalerie § Supplément

      Paris, Lucien Dorbon, 1915-1921. Three volumes in two (25 cm), I (1915): vii (3), 760 pp. II (1917): (4) 736 pp. III (Supplément, 1921): (4) 64 pp. Uniformly bound in morocco-backed glazed-paper boards, top edges gilt. - First edition. ¶ Paper of the Supplément evenly browned, as usual; a very fine copy in a collector's binding.

      [Bookseller: Robin Halwas | Rare Books]
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        Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophie: Vortrag gehalten am 14.09.1915. Figuren aus Seite 4 und 6 von R. St. nachgezeichnet

      Es ist ein original Klartext, bzw. Typoskript aus dem Nachlass Amelie Künstler (Freundin von Mathilde Scholl). Der Vortrag würde am 14.09.1915 in Dornach gehalten und die Zeichnungen auf Seite 4 und 6 sind eigenhändig von Rudolf Steiner nachgezeichnet worden. Sehr dünnen Papier. Seiten 10.

      [Bookseller: heilbar]
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        Lion eating

      Germany: np, 1915. #9 of 60. No Binding. Fine. Kuhnert, Wilhelm. Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. Lovely image titled Lion Eating. The reclining lion is relaxing at a meal. #9 of only 60, signed and with artist's stamp. Ref. plate 29 page 74 in The Animal Art of Wilhelm Kuhnert. Image size 6 1/8 x 10 7/8 Plate size 6 1//2 x 11. Single mat. 13 x 17. Simple wooden frame. 15 1/2 x 19 1/2. Additional postage required (especially for outside the US).

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. Bindings slightly rubbed and spines just slightly wearing at top and tail, but a very good set. The dustjacket with several defects and tears.. Two volumes, large octavo, with photogravure frontispiece in each, numerous plates (18 coloured, nine folding panoramas), and three folding maps in an end-pocket; signatures at start of first volume; original blue pictorial cloth with silver vignette on front boards; with rare dustjacket to the second volume; a very good set. First edition of this classic account of Australian Antarctic exploration: this copy boldly signed at the start of the first volume by Mawson alongside Frank Hurley and Alexander Kennedy.Mawson's first expedition was an epic of endurance and this, and his subsequent work in the Antarctic, form the most significant basis to Australia's claim to its extensive Antarctic territory. Initially intending to be a member of Scott's party, Mawson decided to command his own expedition and organised the first official Australasian Antarctic Expedition. The expedition left Hobart in the Aurora on 2 December 1911 to systematically explore the areas of Antarctica known as King George V Land and Terra Adelie. Despite extraordinarily harsh conditions the expedition achieved a great deal: over 2000 miles of unknown Antarctic coastline was charted and the scientific discoveries were so extensive that their publication continued well into the 1940s.Mawson's narrative of the expedition is fascinating reading, but most compelling is his account of his epic journey to return to base camp at Cape Denison during which his two companions perished - one falling down a crevasse with the dog team and most of the food, supplies and the tent. His struggle to survive on toxic rations which caused severe stomach cramps, made the soles of his feet detach, and his hair to fall out in clumps, is one of the most extraordinary tales of survival ever told. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

      Chicago: Poetry Magazine, 1915. First Edition. Original wrappers. Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE OF ELIOT'S "PRUFROCK", a landmark event in modern poetry. This publication in the June 1915 issue of Poetry Magazine precedes the book edition by two years. At the urging of Ezra Pound, the foreign editor of Poetry Magazine, Harriet Monroe agreed to include "Prufrock" by the unknown T.S. Eliot in the June issue of her magazine. It was Eliot's first publication of a poem outside of a school or university. IN: Poetry Magazine, Vol VI, No. III. Edited by Harriet Monroe. Chicago: Seymour, Daughaday and Company, 1915. Octavo, original printed wrappers, text partially unopened; custom cloth box. Archivally repaired tear to top right of front wrapper; a little edgewear. RARE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Die Verwandlung [Metamorphosis].

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1915. Octavo. Original japon-backed blue laid paper boards, titles to front board and spine in black, top edge blue. With the dust jacket and printed portion of the wraparound band. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco and cloth flat-backed folding case. Minor staining to outer edges of boards, endpapers and terminal leaves foxed. An unusually bright copy in the tanned and lightly spotted dust jacket, with small scuff to the front panel. First edition, first printing, the uncommon case-bound issue. The publication of this work – the first of Kafka's masterpieces – was a confused affair. Two issues were intended: one in wrappers, the other in boards. Sales appear to have been disappointing, and after a year or so numerous copies remaining unsold were stamped on the title pages with the official stamp of the German censors. Possibly at this time a second and cheaper-looking binding was put out, with wove paper on the boards and poorer-quality stamping to the boards and spine. The question of dust jackets has been unclear, some suggesting their presence to be a later using-up of unwanted wrappers. Our copy settles the issue. Palpably the early issues without the rubber stamp and in the better quality binding were published in the dust jacket. This matter is important since the Expressionist cover illustration by Ottomar Starke has been integral to the fame of this first printing. After learning that Ottomar Starke would illustrate the dust jacket, Kafka wrote to the publisher: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance" (25 October 1915).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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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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        NORTH OF BOSTON with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED and a 14-line MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT OF "BIRCHES" by Frost

      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]

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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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        HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES

      - (KING,JESSIE)illus. A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES by Oscar Wilde. London: Methuen (1915). 4to, (8 x 10"), blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, slight scattered foxing else near fine in attractive custom box. First edition with King's illustrations including pictorial endpapers, color pictorial title page, 16 tipped-in color plates, plus beautiful black and white decorative initials. This is a particularly bright copy without the intense foxing that can often be found in this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        ALBUM OF 30 ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE SHANGHAI PHOTOGRAPHS.

      [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. .

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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]

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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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