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        The Great War.

      Philadelphia: George Barrie's Son,, [c.1915]. 5 volumes, octavo (238 x 163 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards with cornerpieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With numerous illustrations. Spines faded and rubbed, a very good set. Fourth edition revised with addenda. A substantial history of the First World War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Organisation Politique et Administrative et Legislation de L\'Alsace - Lorraine

      Imprimerie Nationale Paris, 1915. Gebundene Ausgabe Hardcover Ledereinband,mit 885 S.Einband etwas berieben,sonst gut erhalten. Auf Wunsch sende ich ihnen gerne das Inhaltsverzeichnis zu.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Klaus Böttcher]
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        Ampio ed interessante carteggio costituito da diciassette lettere della primogenita di Giuseppe Garibaldi e Francesca Armosino di cui otto autografe firmate, le altre dattiloscritte con firma autografa, di cui una diretta all'Avvocato Giuseppe Leti, le rimanenti ai figli dello stesso. Datate tra il 1915 e il 1955 sono scritte da Ardenza e Caprera. Di particolare interesse la nota scritta al verso di una cart. postale fotografica, che recita: "Sono nata a Caprera il 16 febbraio 1867. Questa istantanea mi e' stata fatta qui, nel mio giardino il 22 settembre 1946. Mi dispiace che non si possano vedere i pochissimi fili bianchi che ho fra i capelli che - dato la mia eta' - avrei voluto tutti candidi". Di seguito alcuni tra i passi piu' significativi dell'intero insieme, nel quale si tratta prevalentemente della collaborazione di Clelia ad alcuni scritti in onore dell'Avvocato Leti. "Ho ricevuto tempo fa il bellissimo volume di Suo Padre per il quale tanto, tanto la ringrazio. Era un'opera che ancora non conoscevo...Oggi ho ricevuto le bozze della sua monografia e mi impegno a mandarle quanto prima le bozze a cui Leti tanto tiene. E' una gioia per me poter parlare di Suo padre al quale ero legata da sentimenti di sincera e profonda amicizia. Alla nota biografica che mi riguarda leverei la parte politica, ma saro' piu' precisa in una prossima mia..." (Caprera 10/6/1951). Accluse quattro buste affr. con ind. autografi. Unite due lettere datt. con firma autografa su biglietti da visita completi di buste affr. Clelia Garibaldi fu scrittrice italiana che dedico' tutta la vita alla memoria del padre, curando la casa museo di Caprera, accogliendo ospiti e visitatori e scrivendo le sue memorie.

      1915.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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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. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Cultural history, China, Chinesisch-Zentralasien, Chine, chinesische Kunst, Porzellan, Glas, Majolika, Keramik, Fayencen

      [Bookseller: Cassel & Lampe]
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        X Rays and Crystal Structure

      London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1915.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii; 228; [1], index; [1], blank; [2], ads. With four half-tone photographic plates plus numerous charts, formulae and diagrams within the text. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Internally clean, contemporary ownership to flyleaf 'Ex Libris collectis F. Womack', backstrip sunned and toned, frayed to tips of same, gilt dulled. The Braggs' important summary of their landmark research into crystal structure. Subsequent work in the field proved that the Braggs had 'given the science of crystallography a new basis. Thus the fundamentally different qualities of two forms of carbon, graphite and diamond, are seen to be due to differences in the arrangements of the atoms and in the distances between them. This makes it possible in the laboratory to build new substances and materials based on an arrangement of atoms that will ensure certain desired qualities...' (PMM). For their work on crystal structure analysis, the Braggs received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1915 - the only father and son to have been so honoured.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        VICTORY

      1915 - An Island Tale. London: Methuen & Co., (1915). 4 pp ads dated Autumn 1915 plus 31 pp ads dated "8/5/15". Original red cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First English Edition. This was issued about six months after the New York edition, due to delays related to Conrad's displeasure with Methuen ("It was Conrad's last book with Methuen and one wonders who was more relieved at that, the author, the publisher or the agent" [Cagle]). During this six months' delay, with the Great War underway, Conrad added his wartime preface in which he discusses the "Teutonic psychology" of the character Schomberg. This would be the last of the five Conrad books bound by Methuen in this shell-and-coral binding (three of them red, two green).~The title page does have the comma after "Street," lacking from later copies in the print run. This is a bright copy, just about fine (the merest hint of wear at the upper spine tips -- with virtually none of the usual fading of the spine, and no foxing). Cagle A19.b.1. Provenance: partially-removed bookplate of Dorothy Furman, whose book collection was sold at the Walpole Galleries in 1923. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Sudan Almanac 1915. Compiled in the Intelligence Department, Cairo. Astronomical calculations made in the Egyptian Survey Department, Cairo.

      H. M. S. O. London 1915 - First edition. 16mo., 114pp., 16 pages ads on pink paper at front, 7 pages ads on pink paper at end, corrigenda leaf loosly inserted, folding colour map frontispiece, folding diagram, original printed wrappers with scales to rear cover, light wear to spine, an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

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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.

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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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        VICTORY

      , 1915. 1915. An Island Tale. London: Methuen & Co., (1915). 4 pp ads dated Autumn 1915 plus 31 pp ads dated "8/5/15". Original red cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First English Edition. This was issued about six months after the New York edition, due to delays related to Conrad's displeasure with Methuen ("It was Conrad's last book with Methuen and one wonders who was more relieved at that, the author, the publisher or the agent" [Cagle]). During this six months' delay, with the Great War underway, Conrad added his wartime preface in which he discusses the "Teutonic psychology" of the character Schomberg. This would be the last of the five Conrad books bound by Methuen in this shell-and-coral binding (three of them red, two green).~The title page does have the comma after "Street," lacking from later copies in the print run. This is a bright copy, just about fine (the merest hint of wear at the upper spine tips -- with virtually none of the usual fading of the spine, and no foxing). Cagle A19.b.1. Provenance: partially-removed bookplate of Dorothy Furman, whose book collection was sold at the Walpole Galleries in 1923.

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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]

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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

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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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        Ethics in Service Addresses Delivered in the Page Lecture Series, 1914, Before the Senior Class of the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University

      Yale University Press 1915 - 8vo, 101pp, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Minor discoloration on spine. Limited press run of 1000 copies in 1915 by Yale University Press. A presentation copy, inscribed by former President William H. Taft on front flyleaf: "With pleasure for Wm. B. Moon. Yale 1921. ---- -----, with the best wishes of William H. Taft - Washington July 3 1923." A collection of lectures delivered by the former President. Covering topics such as the legal profession, executive powers and legal ethics. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

      [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.

      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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