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        A Christmas Carol

      William Heinemann London 1915. First Edition thus Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front board, with printed end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained blue. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/4". In a very good- dust jacket with 1/3" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, which is tanned and rubbed, and with tiny nicks at the upper fore corners of the panels. 147 pages of text with 11 color plates and a frontispiece by Arthur Rackham as well black and white line art as as head and tailpieces throughout the text. All of the color plates are protected with with titled tissue guards. An excellent, handsome and highly collectible copy in its scarce dust jacket. Our code number = TB26329

      [Bookseller: Collectors Treasury]
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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth & Co., 1915. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition of Woolf's first book. Small prior owner name to inside front board else a lovely clean very good to near fine clothbound example. Gilt spine lettering clean and unmarked. A very nice example of this early 20th century classic.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        A Round Dozen : True Stories Of Sindhi Children.

      Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, London 1915 - Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. 20 cm. 158 pages G. Good condition with light shelf wear and edge wear to covers, prize label on inside front cover, slight browning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1915. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers.. A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket with light. wear along top and bottom edges, damp stain at lower spine end, 20 x. 25 mm v-chip at lower left corner of rear panel, 15 mm closed tear at. lower edge of rear panel, and dust soiling to same; the stunning. front panel illustration (reproducing Green's color frontispiece) is. bright. A nice example of this scarce jacket. (#143135). First edition. An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210.

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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1915. Octavo. Original turquoise cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Housed in a dark yellow cloth folding case. Bookplate and tiny ownership inscriptions to front pastedown. Cloth of upper board very faintly spotted, dampstain to approximately one quarter of lower board, free endpapers toned, hinges cracked but strong. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run of 1250 copies was destroyed.

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        The Signature

      [London:] Privately published,, 1915. 3 volumes. Original brown wrappers printed in black. In a brown cloth chemise. An excellent set. First editions, first impressions. The complete run of the short-lived literary magazine and the only appearance in print of Lawrence's essay "The Crown". There are also two stories by Katherine Mansfield under the pseudonym Matilda Berry and one by John Middleton Murray.

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        The EVIL-EYE. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Presented by the Princeton University Triangle Club 1915 - 1916. Book by E. Wilson Jr

      Cincinnati:: The John Church Co.,. (1915).. 4to. 9 1/4" x 12". 1st edition (Bruccoli A3). 92 pp.. Orange cloth spine with stiff-stock paper wrappers.. VG (wrappers restored/front wrapper shorter than text block by. 3mm/some marginal paper repair to preliminary blank & last leaf/faint. semi-circular stain in text block fore margin).. Edmund Wilson also associated with the production (cf. Ramsey, p. 1).

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        Navy Estimates in The Great War, Winston Churchill's 15 February 1915 speech in the House of Commons

      London: The Liberal Publication Department, printed by Strangeways & Sons, 1915. 1st Edition. Paperback. Fine. Here is an immaculate copy of the original, first printing pamphlet publication of Churchill's 15 February 1915 speech in the House of Commons - his final time introducing the annual Navy Budget as First Lord of the Admiralty. His first Navy Estimates speech of 1912 occurred on the eve of World War I and had laid out detailed policies for countering Germany in the growing naval arms race. This speech was well received and resulted in aggressive efforts under Churchill's Admiralty leadership to put Britain's Navy on a war footing. This 1915 Navy Estimates presentation occurs in the midst of war. Churchill reports: "On the declaration of war we were able to count upon a Fleet of sufficient superiority for all our needs, with a good margin for safety in vital matters, fully mobilised, placed in its war stations, supplied and equipped with every requirement." It would arguably be the war on land more than the war at sea that would prove Churchill's undoing. Later in the year, after being blamed for Gallipoli and the disastrous Dardanelles campaign, Churchill would resign from the Cabinet and rejoin the army to serve on the front in the trenches of France. The pamphlet offered here is 20 pages, bound in paper wraps, and measures 8 x 5.25 inches. Condition is truly fine - crisp, bright, clean, and entirely without wear. Original Churchill speech pamphlets of this era were frequently bound in annual compilations by the Liberal Publication Department. Per Churchill Bibliographer Ronald Cohen (p.195), the number "8" hand stamped on the upper right corner of this pamphlet indicates that this pamphlet was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1915-1918". This accounts for the wonderfully well-preserved condition. The speech pamphlet is protected in removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A45, Woods A24. Churchill's 15 Febuary 1915 speech was subsequently collected in The Conduct of the War by Sea (March 1915), Great Speeches of the War (later in 1915), War Speeches by British Ministers 1915-1916 (1917), and Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, Volume III, pp.2363-74.

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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

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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)..

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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.

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        Psmith Journalist

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

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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.

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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]

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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-ABA.]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Original Black and White Pen and Ink Sketch titled "Sai".

      1915 - Original black and white pen and ink sketch portrait of an Asian woman pointing at a tooth on the left hand side of her mouth. (4 1/8 x 3 1/4 inch) mounted to a cut-out board (9 3/4 x7 3/4 inch) inscribed by Dulac in the bottom margin "To Mrs. Alfred Fowler, From Edmund Dulac, 1915" and titled Sai in the lower right hand corner of the sketch. Sai-Jen was a character in his book "Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations". Mrs. Fowler (1872-1921), whose maiden name was Eva Neumann, was a patron of the arts and friend of Ezra Pound.

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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..

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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.

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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?.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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