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      J. B. Lippincott Company 1915 Very light rubbing to corners; Dark blue boards with light blue lettering and gilt pictorial design. Top edge gilt. A very rare book, especially in this condition. "with 90 illustrations in color, doubletone and line". INSCRIBED by the author on front free endpaper with blue ink: "Renee Dupont Esq. With the sincere regards of the author George F. Kunz. 15 January 1920 New York"; 8vo; 422 pages

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
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      Imprenta Ibérica.- E. Maestre, Madrid 1915 - Portada + XVI + 752 págs. Besthorn: El Anónimo de Copenhague y el de Madrid; Prieto Vives: La reforma numismática de los Almohades; González Palencia: Noticia y extractos de algunos manuscritos árabes y aljamiados de Toledo y Madrid; Alarcón y González Palencia: Apéndice a la edición Codera de la "Tecmila" de Aben Al-Abbar; Alarcón: Carta de Abenaboo en árabe granadino (estudio dialectal). Publicación de la Junta para ampliación de estudios e investigaciones científicas. Centro de Estudios Históricos. 22,5 x 15 cm. X Láminas con fotografías de monedas y 2 con reproducciones de manuscritos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Llera Díaz-Corralejo]
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        The Crime Against the School Child, Compulsory Vaccination Illegal and Criminal and Non-Enforceable Upon The People

      P. J. Collison & Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.. PAPERBACK. 1915. Original First Edition. P. J. Collison & Co., Brooklyn, N.Y., 64 pages., 8 oz. (9 x 6 x .3 inches Stapled Paperback) Good Condition. .375 inch tear top right cover corner, edge/cover wear, Text is Clean and Unmarked! Binding is Tight! Next day Shipping with tracking! The Crime Against the School Child, Compulsory Vaccination Illegal and Criminal and Non-Enforceable Upon The People by Chas M. Higgins, Biblio . Good. 1915. 1915 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
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        The Home of the Blizzard: being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.

      William Heinemann, London 1915 - Illustrated in colour and black and white and also with maps. Two volumes. First Edition. Spence 774. Renard 1021. Volume I: [ii], xxx, 353pp, photogravure frontis portrait, 8 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards, 109 b&w plates (3 double-page and 1 folding), 11 text illus, 6 text maps. Volume II: [ii], xiv, 340, photogravure frontis, 10 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards, 93 b&w plates (4 double-page, 1 folding), 12 text illus, 8 text maps, 3 folding tinted maps in pocket at rear. Original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines and upper boards, silver-blocked illustrations on upper boards and blind-stamped publisher's device on the lower; spine dulled, extremities a little rubbed, endpapers with slight spotting, small bookplate on both front paste-downs. The tinted top edges are faded, the others uncut and with light yellowing. A little light foxing on a few pages, but generally a nice clean set. Good to very good. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Astrolabe Booksellers (member of ANZAAB)]
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        Notes from a Frontier.

      Kelly & Walsh., Shanghai. 1915 - Black and white plates, 90pp. Inscribed "With the author's/warmest regards" half title. Rebound, original wrappers soiled and browned, small chip and some minor wear at extremities laid down on card, modern endpapers and cloth spine. Occasional browning, inoffensive small water mark upper margin three preliminary leaves. A good copy. "The following miscellaneous notes were written on a journey across Western China to Burma in the Spring of 1913; during the course of which some four months were spent in a study of the conditions prevailing in the tribal regions on the Tibetan border." Scarce. Worldcat records only the British Library as holding this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        A BOY'S WILL

      New York:: Henry Holt & Co.,. 1915.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st US edition, 1st state (Crane A2.1). ix, [10] - 63, [1] pp.. Steel blue cloth binding with gilt lettering/stamping. Lacking the rare dust jacket.. An Abt VG - VG copy (spine sunned/bit of fraying to spine ends/pos to. ffep & half-title page)..

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      1915. 2. SCOUTING. BOY SCOUTS IN CAMP. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1915. Housed in the original box is a COMPLETE SET OF 22 BOY SCOUT FIGURES. The box measures 16 1/2 x 8 3/4" with a color plate mounted on the cover. The flaps have been nicely reinforced and the box is in VG+ condition. The scouting figures are mounted on heavy card and set into wooden bases. There is also a folding tent labeled "Boy Scouts Company A" with an American flag attached. The scouts are in two scouting patrols each with a leader and seven scouts plus a fife and rum corps with 4 drummers and 2 pipers. All pieces are complete and unbroken. The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and this is an early and wonderful scouting toy not often found complete in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Psmith Journalist

      London : A & C Black Ltd . Good . 1915 . First Edition . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        Some "Frightful" War Pictures

      London, Duckworth & Co., , 1915. Folio. 24 plates with caption-texts facing, numerous exquisitely-detailed silhouettes throughout the text, pictorial endpapers. Very good in the original red cloth-backed two colour printed boards, just a little soiled at the margins, in slightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket lacking just a couple of small pieces with no loss of image or text. A very nice copy. First Edition. Drawings, "cartoons" is too disrespectful a term for work of such precision, selected from The Sketch and the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, the Popular Edition of the following year rapidly went into six impressions. Robinson's "... line drawings had an unaccustomed bite, yet were mild compared with the excoriations of artists like Raemakers, Dyson, and E. J. Sullivan. A nearer comparison could be made with the work of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, who strove for as much reality as he could get past the censor. Heath Robinson dealt in fantasy, yet the humour of both men, in the context of the times, was conspicuously good-natured." [ODNB]

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        The Scarlet Plague

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. A post-apocalyptic novel, where an incurable plague nearly wipes out the human population. Small numbers were produced, and the novel is of particular interest to both London collectors and those who collect science fiction and fantasy novels; this is a choice copy. BAL 11960, BLEILER p.183. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's plum 'V' cloth, with titling and decoration stamped in gilt, red, and yellow on spine and front panel; decorative endpapers; custom cloth slipcase; 181pp, [1] blank, [6] ads; illus. Mild rubbing to spine decorations, with a few tiny spots of rubbing to front panel; an attractive, Near Fine copy, notably absent the usual spine fading.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Antarctic adventure: Scott's northern party

      E.P. Dutton & Company, New York 1915 - First American edition, 8vo, pp. 382, [1]; black and white photographic portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 148 photographic illustrations on 97 plates; original blue pictorial cloth (minor soil spot to upper cover) stamped in silver, t.e.g.; frontispiece reinserted with some roughness to the fore-margin, front free endpaper excised, else a very good, sound and bright copy. The English edition was published in the preceding year but because many copies were destroyed in a publisher's warehouse fire, it is difficult to obtain. Rosove 256.A2; Spence 940. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Antarctic adventure: Scott's northern party

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company. 1915. "First American edition, 8vo, pp. 382, [1]; black and white photographic portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 148 photographic illustrations on 97 plates; original blue pictorial cloth (minor soil spot to upper cover) stamped in silver, t.e.g.; frontispiece reinserted with some roughness to the fore-margin, front free endpaper excised, else a very good, sound and bright copy. The English edition was published in the preceding year but because many copies were destroyed in a publisher's warehouse fire, it is difficult to obtain. & & Rosove 256.A2; Spence 940."

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        A BOY'S WILL.

      Henry Holt & Co.,, New York: 1915 - An Abt VG - VG copy (spine sunned/bit of fraying to spine ends/pos to ffep & half-title page). Steel blue cloth binding with gilt lettering/stamping. Lacking the rare dust jacket. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-1/4". 1st US edition, 1st state (Crane A2.1). ix, [10] - 63, [1] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL SIGNED PEN AND INK DRAWING. Published Artwork for the Water Babies. Title; "What art Thou, and what dost Thou want? Cried the Old Dame."

      Published in the 1915 book issued by Constable. 1915. ORIGINAL ARTWORK. The wonderful full page illustration appears on page 46 of the First Heath Robinson edition of Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, Published by Constable & Company of London in 1915. The pen and ink drawing, signed by the artist, shows the old Dame, the teacher at the School in Vendale, seated with a dirty and exhausted Tom stood before her. Fine condition. The page measures 22.5 x 31 cms and is double mounted, framed, and glazed. The frame measures 67 x 55 cms and has the ink stamp of Heath Robinson's agent on the rear. A rubbed and worn copy of the 1915 First Edition is included in the price and will be sent with the drawing.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      William Heinemann. London. No Date. Circa 1915. EARLY RACKHAM EDITION. Small 4to. (8.2 x 6.2 inches). Colour frontis and eleven full colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. 18 line drawings throughout the text (2 covering 2 pages) and illustrated endpapers by Rackham. Previous owners neat name and address blind-stamp to the ffep and half title page and one small split to about 2 inches in the middle of the front inner hinge but generally a tight and fresh copy in the publishers scarce deluxe antique dark brown leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Top edge gilt. Original brown silk bookmark sewn into the headband. The spine with just a hint of fading but overall a fine, bright and tight copy of this beautiful book in the rare deluxe binding. The first issue of this book has the frontis tipped in and the publication date on the verso of the title page. This copy is a later issue with the plate printed onto the page and no date. This variant of the later issue book in the deluxe binding is not mentioned in Riall's bibliography of Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        L'Unione Liberale. Corriere quotidiano umbro - sabino.

      Subject: (Giornali). Perugia, 1915, A. 34 n 1/149 (dal 1 gennaio al 30 giugno) ril. in un vol. m.tela con tassello al dorso. Compreso anche un "Bollettino straordinario" del 20 maggio con il resoconto della storica seduta "di guerra" del Parlamento.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        STRELETS ("Archer"). Collection I. [Futurist Almanac Streletz I]. First Edition

      Petrograd: Strelets, 1915. Text in Russian. Large 8vo (9-1/2 x 7) Softcover. Cover by N. Kul'bin. Illustrations (some on plates) by Burliuk, Rozanova, Lentulov, Wyndham Lewis, Kul'bin, Siniakova. Bookplate of G. Echeistov. Rear cover missing; no spine. Half of one illustration torn off. One illustration has staining. Cover of this book was reproduced in the catalogue "The Russian Avant-garde Book" (MOMA collection). [Blok, Aleksandr {Alexandr, Alexander} (1880-1921): The famous Russian poet, Symbolist. - Burliuk, David (1882-1967): Well-known Russian Avant-garde artist, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. Studied in Munich and Paris. Friend of Mayakovsky. One of the founders of "Knave of Diamonds". After Russian Revolution emigrated. Lived in the United States. Exhibited on futurist exhibitions; after 1917: in 1922 (Berlin) with Exter, Filonov, Gabo, Kandinsky, Popova, Puni (Pougny), Rodchenko, Rozanova, Tatlin; in 1932 (Philadelphia) with Archipenko, Chagall, Goncharova, Larionov, Lissitzky, Malevich, Tzadkin, etc. - Evreinov, Nikolay (1879-1953) Famous Russian dramatist, theater producer and theater theoretician. Emigrated to France - Kamensky, Vasily (1884-1961): well-known Russian and Soviet poet, one of the founders of the Russian Futurism. - Kruchenykh, Alexei (1886-1968): The famous Russian writer, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. - Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1893-1930): The most famous Soviet poet, one of the founders of Russian Futurism. - Very Rare] Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Meadow Flowers ---- the Author's 1st Book

      London: Erskine MacDonald, 1915, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -------------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy of this extremely rare book, green cloth, some foxing to the paper, lacking from most D E Stevenson collections, her next book was many years away from being published, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued (?). Illus. by Text Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA )]
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        Ce Qui Se Passe En Eux

      Paris: Berger-Levrault, (1915). Quarto. (14)ff. One of 200 copies printed on Arches. Contains eight full-page plates and several vignettes, all colored by pochoir, depicting the experiences of French children Jacqueline, Guillaume, and their friends. The prints and dedication are signed with the initials S. B., but the author/illustrator is unknown; the dedication page explains that an affectionate uncle created this book for his young relatives. On the cover, portraits of a boy and girl peek through cut-out circles. A charming and sophisticated children’s book. Very fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Strindbergs Werke

      August Strindberg, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound set of the works of Swedish author, August Strindberg. In German. The 'Deutsche' edition, translated by Emil Schering. Containing: Die Inselbauern Roman (1913, third edition)Schwarz Fahnen: Sittenschilderungen vom Jahrhundertwechsel (1913, seventh edition)Elf Einakter (1914, sixth edition)Inferno Legenden (1914, fifth edition)Die Beichte Eines Toren (1915) (eighth edition)Rausch Totentanz (1915, fifth edition)Der Sohn Einer Magd (1916, eighth edition)Nach Damaskus: Erster, Zweiter, Dritter Teil (1916, fourth edition)Am Offnen Meer (1916, eighth edition)Die Gotischen Zimmer: Familienschicksale vom Jahrhundertende (1916, seventh edition). Withnineplates throughout. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film. He is considered the father of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart, with just some sunning to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and quite clean, with just a few instances of foxing to the first and last few pages and some light marginal browning. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      London, Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., No. 7161, (1915).. FIRST EDITION (1915), Father Tuck's "Holiday" series, oblong 4to, approximately 240 x 335 mm, 9¼ x 13 inches, 18 pages including insides of covers, on 6 of these pages is a fantastic full page full coloured illustration of 3 very large kittens, all quite different, the other 12 pages in black and white with one colour such as green or red, all show cats or kittens, some dressed. At the top of each page is a title for the image and below 4 lines of descriptive verse by Grace C. Floyd. Bound in the original publisher's cloth backed thick shiny card covers, 3 large kittens on each cover, different on upper and lower, black and white and marching forwards on hind legs with large red bows as collars on upper cover, lower cover repeats 1 of the 6 coloured plate, the 3 red Meistersingers in large striped bows. Respined neatly in grey cloth, corners slightly worn, tiny chip to surface paper on lower cover at upper edge and at fore-edge, small pale damp stain to lower margin of lower cover, another very small next to spine on lower cover, pages just very slightly darkened at edges, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy of a scarce delightul Wain kitten book, not in Dale or Necker. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Handleiding op den Leidraad Theorieën der Infanterie

      Amersfoort, Patria, (1915).. Crown octavo. Pp. 166, vi. Plus 2 chromolithograph plates, each a six-panel leporello of uniforms, insignia, and decorations, printed on fine heavy paper. Plus a 6-page corrections supplement, loosely inserted. Original printed cloth-covered wrappers, round edges, upper wrapper dampmarked and creased, faint dampmark to outermost blank edges of first leaves. In a very good condition with the handsome leporellos in excellent condition. - - Rare. KVK does not locate a single copy in European libraries. Not in National Library of the Netherlands. Catalogue of Joint Ministry of Defence?s Libraries in the Netherlands locates only a photocopy, of the 2nd edition, (Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie). Oudgenoeg wrote previously ?De Viermaander en de soldaat in werkelijken dienst?.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        A Boy's Will (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First American Edition. Second state with correction on page 14. SIGNED by Frost and dated 1962 on the front endpaper. Laid in is an invitation to a Robert Frost reading at the Library of Congress, on Monday, May 7, 1962. Good to Very Good condition lacking the dust jacket. Bookplate at the front pastedown. Front hinge tender, spine ends and corners moderately frayed, light bits of soil overall. A presentable copy of the poet's first book. Ahearn APG, 002g.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Les etoffes de la Chine. Tissus & broderies

      Paris: Librairie Des Arts Decoratifs, 1915 Paris: Librairie Des Arts Decoratifs, circa 1915. [viii] pp. 52 color and black and white plates tipped in. Elephant Folio, 15 1/4x11 1/2. Yellow decorated paper and brown cloth boards. Red & black dragon design on cover. Small-scale bumping and wear to spine and cover edges; touch soiling to covers; light bumping or creasing to the edges of some plates; else very good. See partial scans (far too large for standard scanning equipment). French language introduction and description of contents. Color and black and white illustration of Chinese silk embroidered textiles. Scarce. LBBF

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        Harrods Ltd. Illustrated Catalogue. 1915

      London Harrods Ltd 1915. G : in good condition. Covers rubbed with wear to edges. Illustrated endpapers, rear endpaper illustrated in colour. Inner hinges cracked. Contents slightly loose First Edition Dark green hardback cloth cover 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 1448pp; 24pp ads. Thousands of b/w illustrations of Harrods stock throughout. Early catalogue from the famous Harrods Store.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Victory. An Island Tale

      London: Methuen, 1915. First. hardcover. fine. An Island Tale. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full red morocco, blue leather spine label. London: Metheun, (1915). First English Edition. With the "Author's Note", which is not in the American Edition. Fine.

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        A Child's Garden of Verses

      New York: Barse & Hopkins. hardcover. fine. Illustrated with 6 color plates by George Reiter Brill. 90pp., short 4to, rebound in full red morocco; simple gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Barse & Hopkins, (no date, circa 1915). Fine.

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        The North-West Amazons. Notes of Some Months Spent Among Cannibal tribes.

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities, a little light spotting to contents. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some closed tears and small chips. Frontispiece and 54 plates, 5 maps of which 3 are folding. First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket. This copiously illustrated volume recounts the author's travels during 1908 and 1909 in the north-west Amazon, "between the River Issa and the River Apaporis where the white men had scarcely penetrated previously" (preface). Whiffen includes much detailed information on the cultural practices, religious beliefs, and material culture of the indigenous peoples. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lex. Legislazione italiana. Raccolta cronologica con richiami alle leggi attinenti e ricchi indici semestrali ed annuali.

      Subject: (Giurisprudenza - Diritto). Torino, UTET, 1915/1975. Raccolta di 130 volumi (da A. I, 1915 a A. LXI 1975) tutti con legatura in mezza tela o tutta tela marron con titoli dorati ai dorsi, ciascuno di pp. 600/2000 circa. Monumentale repertorio di agevole consultazione munito com'e' di vari indici: numerico, cronologico (delle leggi e decreti) alfabetico e analitico degli argomenti ed eventuali nomi. Ciascuna annnata e' rilegata in due o pi? volumi. Manca il volume corrispondente al primo semestre 1970, A. LXVI. Nella nostra raccolta sono presenti alcuni volumi assai rari come i provvedimenti d'eccezione in tempo di guerra (1915/18), i Codici (1938 e 1941) e le introvabili leggi luogotenenziali (1943/44).

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        KASIDAH of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. A Lay of the Higher Law. With a Foreword by Roger Ingpen

      Portland: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1915. This edition printed on Japanese Vellum is limited to only 20 numbered copies,of which this is number 12 signed by Mosher. With a facsimile of the original design and lettering of the front wrapper to the first edition. Royal quarto, full vellum lettered in gilt on upper and lower covers and spine. xxvii, 72, colophon leaf signed. A nice copy of this rare book, the vellum a bit mellowed. The kasidah (couplets) in this volume of poetry were written by Burton under his nom-de-plume, Haji Abdu Al-Yazdi. Compared by critics to "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," Burton's verse was judged as a "an exquisite gem of Oriental poetry." Burton wrote the Kasidah 27 years before he first ventured to print it. Mosher printed only 20 copies on the japon vellum used for this copy. Initials are in red. There is a fine introduction by William Marion Reedy and a number of tributes to Burton in verse including two by Watts-Dunton and Swinburne. Finally, there are a profusion of notes on Haji and the Kasidah itself. Copies are extremely elusive and we have seen none on the open market in recent memory.

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        La Spagna. Illustrata Da Oltre 300 Disegni Di Gustavo Doré.

      Fratelli Treves, Milano 1915 - Anteportada - Portada - 1026pp. Sumamente ilustrado con magníficos grabados. Regia encuadernación en pergamino, decorada con un dibujo original a tinta en cada una de las tapas. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior pintado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Dorchester, 1915. Hardy, Thomas. IMPORTANT THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("Sincerely Yours, Tomas Hardy"), (Max Gate, Dorchester, May 31: 1915). Single sheet of ordinary watermarked paper. Folded twice, written on 3 sides in black ink. In Very Good condition, traces of having been mounted at some point, sharply inked. To poet, critic, founder of The Savoy, Rhymers Club member, and contributor to The Yellow Book, Arthur Symons (1865-1945). It reads, it part: "My Dear Symons: I have read with much interest the papers you sent & return them herewith lest you should not have kept a fair copy. I don’t call the composition quite a story: it seems rather a study of a certain class of womankind, & mind. As you ask me for advice I daresay you mean advice in a practical sense as to the advisability of printing the MS. without reference to the goodness or otherwise of the work. Also that you wish me to speak quite frankly, whether or no my view accords with your own wishes. Candidly then, I should not, if I were you, publish the study. The present time is particularly unsympathetic with such phases of life & your reputation might not be advanced by printing this. The colossal war in which Europe is engaged must be very suggestive of many things to you & I should not be surprised to hear that the lively imagination which prompted these pages you send has exercised itself in raising some night-mare-ish vision of the terrible events that are happening..." Hardy’s relationship with gifted fellow poet Symons had been an enthusiastic one for over a decade and in Symons Hardy found a kindred spirit with whom he could entrust feelings he otherwise rarely shared. However Symons’ mental health suffered an irreparable blow in 1908 when, in Venice, he suffered a psychotic break which in effect destroyed his creativity forever; he never again published the kind of superior work which won him accolades in his youth. This particular letter refers to Symons’ unpublished novel about a prostitute [THE LIFE OF LUCY NEWCOME]. The subtext of this letter subtly reflects Hardy’s sensitivity toward Symons’ condition; he is aware of Symons’ emotional fragility and his references to the horrific nightmare of World War One on Symons’ "lively imagination" appears (to us, at least) to be Hardy’s way of expressing his deeper understanding for the failure of the novel and a subtle warning that, by publishing this fiction, Symons would further expose himself to hurtful judgment of his deteriorating creative skills. Hardy wrote many exceedingly interesting letters to fellow writers. This is one of the finest we’ve had the good fortune to handle. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia,, 1915. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Occasional spotting to pages, crease to page 53, wear to cloth at extremities, bookplate to front pastedown and verso of endpaper, else very good in original dust jacket with mild abrasion to verso of lower spine, shallow chipping to top spine and rear panel top edge. First Rackham edition, inscribed and with an original ink drawing by Rackham to half title page. " To Philip, Ruth and Mary with Love from Edyth and Arthur Rackham xmas 1915" with a cute drawing of a carol singer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

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

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Research Magnificent.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915 - Octavo. Original green cloth elaborately blocked in blind, titles to spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at the tips. An excellent, fresh copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with chips and closed tears, particularly to the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The Research Magnificent was written during Wells's affair with Rebecca West, and some of its themes may have been attempts to address that troubled relationship. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Forster Groom & Co., 1915.. 1st edn inscribed presentation copy from the author to General E.J. Cooper commanding 58th Division dated (but not signed) December 11th 1915. 8vo. Original decorated grey cloth (tiny circular nick to upper board - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xv + 294, illus with b&w plates and maps + 3 folding maps in rear pocket (fore-edge lightly spotted; no other inscriptions). Balkan War 1912 - 1913. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        The Spirit of the House : Being an Account of Caldicott Court - an Imaginary House - and of Some Who Dwelt There / by Kate Murray ; with Drawings and Plans Devised by Charles Wade

      London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : vii, 324 p. : front. , folding plans, ill. (some col. ) ; 20 cm. Genre: Fiction" "Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Postcard and manuscript sined corresponence from the authr included. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached"

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Goyescas Una Opera En Tres Cuadros (Spanish with English Translation)

      NY: G. Schirmer, 1915. VG- to G+/na. Hardback. Extremely rare find! Some rubbing & edgewear; ex-library with some bookplates, ""withdrawn"" stamps, some blacked out markings; page yellowing; flyleaf split at bottom edge; text/music overall clean & tight. 165 pages

      [Bookseller: The Book Junction]
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        [Archive of 600+ Black-and-White Erotic and Pornographic Jazz Age, Prohibition, and Depression Era Photographs]

      [Various: np, New York, San Francisco, etc.]& : [Various], [ca. 1915-1940]. Very good. Four photo albums. Photo sizes vary, majority snapshot, but many larger. Most loosely corner-mounted, some glued, with a number additionally loosely laid in. Some larger format images hole punched at edge and inserted in two-ring binder. Overall condition of photos, however, still easily very good or better. Albums themselves good only with many pages lose, some chipping, boards of one album detached. An exhaustive archive of illicit photographs from just before to just after the Jazz Age. Encompassing a wide variety of materials - from nude studio portraits and real photo postcards to vernacular snapshots - this collection offers an exceptionally comprehensive overview of Depression-era pornographic photo practices, ones that exhibit the tensions prevalent in the industry during this time of censorship, prosecution, and prohibition: between the artistic, the academic/scientific, and the prurient. The collection includes most prominently more than three-dozen images by Albert Arthur Allen, most 8” x 10”. Allen is increasingly recognized as a key figure of the period (and the subject of the 2001 monograph PREMIER NUDES). Frequently prosecuted during his career, Allen is singled out as one of the first - if not the first – fine art nude photographer to show pubic hair. Many of the Allen photos have been hand-colored by the photographer and are rare thus. Also included are several dozen 8” x 10” images from many other noted erotic studios of the day: Alta (San Francisco), Krueger (Cleveland), Tuscan (Red Bluff, CA) and Rembrandt (Bayonne, NJ). The collection is also noteworthy for the number and quality of vernacular images present. Numerous outdoor scenes (sylvan, oceanic, etc.), ranging from the artful and idyllic to the raunchy and rude. Plus: an abundance of flappers. Flappers with ukeleles and at pianos. Coy flappers and naughty flappers in various flapper fashions. Flappers of all shapes and sizes. Also: an album of slightly later (ca. 1930's) amateur snapshots detailing several women and men in various poses, including in coitus, both in and around period automobiles. Did we mention the flappers? An exceptional collection, one that would be difficult and significantly more expensive to assemble piecemeal. More than 600 photographs in all.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        L'Eocene friulano. Monografia geologica e paleontologica.

      Subject: (Friuli - Palentologia). Firenze, 1915, 4to brossura originale, pp. 721 con 56. Stato di nuovo. (Soft Cover)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Hauptprobe in gedrängter form der Bauerschen Giesserei Frankfurt am Main. Filialen in Barcelona und Madrid. A. Numrich & Co. in Leipzig.

      Bauersche Giesserei, Frankfurt am Main, no date (c. 1915-16). 4to (29 x 24 cm). (2), xii, 1-24, 24a-d, 24d (a-b), 24e-h, 25-96, 96a-b, 97-168, 168a-d, 169-208, 208a-d, 209-232, 232a-d, 233-312 pages. + title pages for each section. Blue cloth, upper board blind stamped in gold, top edge stained green. Spine moderate faded, otherwise in very good condition. Contents: Antiqua-Brotschriften, Antiqua- und Antiqua-Auszeichnungsschriften, Einfassungen und Ornamente, Fraktur-Brotschriften, Fraktur- und Fraktur-Auszeichnungsschriften, Initialen, Kursiv- und Schreib-Schriften, Messing-Erzeugnisse, Neue Musiknoten-Typen, Zeitungs-Schriften mit besonders grossem Bild, Ziffern und Zeichen.A comprehensive specimen book with typographic samples, partly printed in colour

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris]
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        Illustrierte Preisliste uber Thermometer Barometer Hygrometer Araeometer. Glasinstrumente for Optische Geschichte.

      Subject: (Strumenti scientifici). Germania, 1915, 8vo legatura editoriale cop. illustrata, pp. 364 completamente illustrato in cromolito (oro e argento). Affascinante ?miniera? iconogrfica e tecnica. Unita una "Preisliste" del 1928 di 40 pp.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Thirty-Nine Steps - First Edition

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1915-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. 253 pp. + 2 pages of ads at rear. Blue cloth with black lettering First edition, first printing. (Dated 1915 on title page with no additional printings on copyright page. Precedes all other editions.) Good- condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Hinges are very tender; book needs to be handled with care. Boards curved, sunning to back board. Spine sunned. Two insect holes through back cover, one extending into margin of last few dozen pages. Former owner's name on front end paper. Quite uncommon.The very first printing in book form of John Buchan's novel, which was adapted for film a number of times, most famously in 1935 by director Alfred Hitchcock.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], c. 1915. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and the image. Small loss upper right edge. 13 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches. 17 3/4 x 35 inches. This LZ2 was built sometime between 1910 and 1914. Five airships of this design operated by Delag, safely carried 35,000 passengers between German cities. This was the first passenger air service in the world. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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