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        A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London, William Heinemann, and Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincot, [1915]. Large 4to, xv, 147, (3)pp. With frontispiece and 11 illustrations in color, and 20 black and white illustrations. Original white stiff vellum stamped in gilt on the upper cover and backstrip, gilt top, silk ties. A virtually perfect copy. De luxe signed edition limited to 500 copies of this classic Rackham, who only illustrated one other book by Dickens (The Chimes). Surely the best of all the illustrated versions, and the finest copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Captured Whale [Two People Standing Next to Partially Butchered Whale Carcass on Beach]

      John Andrew & Son 1915, restrike. (Photograph) Very good. The Captured Whale. The North American Indian. Intended for Portfolio 11 as Plate 396From Copyright Photograph 1915 by E. S. Curtis Re-struck Photogravure [John Andrew & Son.]Paper: 21 7 / 8" X 17 1 / 2" Image: 14 15 / 16" X 11 3 / 4"..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Fringes of the Fleet: Six pamphlets, American copyright issues: The Auxiliary Fleet, I and II, Submarines, III and IV, Patrols, V and VI

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1915. Each one of 50 copies. 6 vols., 8vo. . Original printed wrappers, FINE COPIES, in blue morocco-backed slipcase. Bookplate of famous collector John A. Spoor in each pamphlet. Stewart 394

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1915.. Six volumes. Cream wrappers, printed in green. A fine set, enclosed in a lightly rubbed half brown niger morocco slipcase and chemise. A complete set of the U.S. copyright printings of the installments in this series, including: a) I. THE AUXILIARY FLEET; b) II. THE AUXILIARY FLEET; c) III. SUBMARINES; d) IV. SUBMARINES; and e) VI. PATROLS. Each pamphlet was printed in an edition of seventy-five copies, preceding by one day the appearances of the articles in the press, and constitute the first appearances in book form (or otherwise). RICHARDS A282. STEWART 394a-e.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali - 1a guerra mondiale). Milano, 1915, A. 40, dal n 180 (1 luglio) al n 362 (31 dicembre) fasc. di 4 o 6 pag. cad. rilegati in tre volumi m.tela nera.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Epiphanius (Ancoratus und Panarion). Erster - Zweiter Band.

      - Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Kirchenväter-Commission der Königl. preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Erster Band. Ancoratus und Panarion Haer. 1-33. Zweiter Band. Panarion Haer. 34-64. Leipzig J. C. Hinrich`sche Buchhandlung 1915-1922. 8:o. VIII,(2),464; (8),524 pp. Brown half morocco, spine gilt in compartments. (Ivar Hansons Bokbinderi Stockholm). Slight fading to spine. Owner`signature and date on titles. (Die griechischen christlichen Schrifsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte). 24,5 x 17 cm.[#2819] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Swan (print)

      1915. Original etching by Zorn, 3rd state of 3. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom right corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 7.8 x 9.8 inches (19.7 x 24.8 cm.) leaf measures 11.4 x 14.7 inches (29 x 37.3 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression. Asplund 269.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      1915. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d. [1915]. Original dark green cloth pictorially decorated in grey, light blue and orange. First Separate Edition, American issue. This is a story about a man's effort to rule the world, by dominating it from the air in his nefarious flying machine "The Terrible." The tale demonstrates the evolution of Verne's cynicism: earlier he had written THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS, in which Robur the inventor tours the world in his magnificent flying machine -- but now Robur the Conqueror is back, seeking world domination instead of scientific discovery.~This tale was initially published in French in 1904, and then in 1911 it was included in Vincent Parke's fifteen-volume WORKS OF JULES VERNE -- its first appearance in English. Sampson Low published the book on its own near the end of 1914, and then Lippincott followed with an American edition (from the British sheets) the following year, as here. Though not mentioned on the title page, there are many illustrations.~This is an attractive copy, in just-about-fine condition (one tiny nick in the spine head, a few minor scratches); unlike the UK edition, the spine lettering is in gold and is thus quite legible -- because the UK was at war but the US was not (yet). In our experience, some of the last Verne titles are among the toughest to find, and this is a good example. Taves & Michaluk V054; Myers 37.

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        Black Beauty

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,, 1915. With Thirty Coloured Pictures and many Line Illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine and raised horse roundel to upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 29 plates. Spine faded, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, gilt roundel a little rubbed. An excellent copy. First Kemp-Welch edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 600 numbered copies signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Black Beauty (SIGNED BY ILLLUSTRATOR)

      London, England: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1915. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good . Lucy Kemp-Welch. Green buckram. Gilt edges on top, spine and front cover with gilt-embossed image of two horses. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. No. 61 of 600 limited edition copies numbered and signed by illustrator Lucy Kemp-Welch. All thirty full-colour tipped-in plates are present. Black and white line drawings throughout. Text is clean with only a few smudges or signs of foxing. Centre hinge cracked at pg. 97. Minor smudging to endpapers. Significant rubbing and fading to covers giving a blotchy appearance on front and part of back. A few dark smudges to back cover. Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) was a British painter who specialized in painting working horses.

      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
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      - Madrid, Tip. Rev. Archivos, Bibl. y Museos, 1915, 16x24, 14 volúmenes de unas 400 págs. cada uno con multitud de láminas. primera edición, muy escasa, de esta erudita obra, indispensable a los estudiosos de la lengua y literatura castellanas, difícil de encontrar completa. Encuadernados en holandesa bien realizada, nervios, dorados, corte superior tintado, doble tejuelo, conservan las cubiertas originales. (95023).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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      1915. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original red cloth. First Edition (published more than three months before the London edition) of this Sherlock tale sited half in an English manor house and half in the coal mining villages of Pennsylvania. As Doyle later recollected, the story had its origin "through my reading a graphic account of the Molly McGuire outrages in the coalfields of Pennsylvania, when a young detective from Pinkerton's Agency acted exactly as the hero is represented as doing." This was Sherlock Holmes's first appearance in ten years, following his RETURN in 1905. This was also the last of the four book-length Sherlock Holmes adven­tures -- the others having been A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. As veteran Doyle collectors know, the later Sherlockian titles (THE RETURN, this one, HIS LAST BOW and THE CASE-BOOK) are somewhat scarcer than the best-known earlier ones (THE ADVENTURES, THE MEMOIRS and THE HOUND).~This is a bright copy, very nearly fine, with only the slightest of rubbing at the corners. Green & Gibson A39c.

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        On the West Coast of Vancouver Island [Two Women in a Canoe]

      John Andrew & Son 1915, restrike. (Photograph) Very good. On the West Coast of Vancouver Island the North American Indian. Intended for Portfolio 11 as Plate 391From Copyright Photograph 1915 by E. S. Curtis Re-struck Photogravure [John Andrew & Son.]Paper: 21 7 / 8" X 17 1 / 2" Image: 15 1 / 8" X 11 1 / 2"..

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      Paris And Geneva, [N. S. ]. 1915. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Each issue is 2-4 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “Life: A Politiical, Social and Literature Newspaper. ” Published daily (except Monday) March 12, 1915 – June 4, 1915 and weekly thereafter until Jan. 2, 1916. ISSUES INCLUDED: 2-26, 28-61, 68 (6) , 69(7) , 72 (10) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Bessilie Printsipov [The Impotence of Principles] -- Ideaologicheskiy Krizis [Ideological Crisis] -- Natsionalizm v Narodnom Khozyaystve [Nationalism in the People's Economy] -- Militarzatsiya Sotsializma [The Militarization of Socialism] ---Shtyk-Sotsialisty [Bayonet Socialism] -- Sotsialisticheskiy Shovinizm [Socialist Chauvinism] -- Internatsionalizm I Vospitanie Proletariata [Internationalism and the Education of the Proletariat] -- Manifest Levykh [Manifest of the Left] -- Hemetskaya Sotsial-Imperialiistskaya Ideologiya [German Social-Imperialist Ideology] -- Erve Protiv Libknekhta [Hervé Against Liebknecht] -- Eshche o Rossiyskoy Demokratiy [More About Russian Democracy] -- Sotsial’demokratiya I Zashchita Otechestva [Social Democracy and the Protection of the Fatherland] -- Pervaya Treschina v Internatsionalizme [The First Crack in Internationalism] -- V Sotsialisticheskom Mire: Posle Natsional’nago Soveta [In a Socialist Word: After the National Council]. All pages are tanned but not fragile; most with some minor chipping, closed tears at edges but only minor loss of text from some wear through to one issue (No. 7) . Good condition. (RUS-11-13) .

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        X Rays and Crystal Structure

      London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. vii, [1], 228 pages., [2 index, blank], [2 advertisements]. Original blue cloth boards. Spine labeling faded and worn. Boards bowed and corner tips bumped with some wear, with bump to head of spine panel and minor wear at base. 'Presentation Copy' embossed at head of the title page (no inscription just the stamp). From the library of Martin J. Buerger, his ink stamp on front flyleaf. Buerger was an MIT Professor who did much work in crystallography and has written many books and papers on the subject. The Braggs (father and son) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 'for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays'. Their experiments showed that X-rays could help identify the atomic structure of materials. 'the work of Bragg and his son Lawrence in 1913-1914 founded a new branch of science of the greatest importance and significance, the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. If the fundamental discovery of the wave aspect of X-rays, as evidenced by their diffraction in crystals, was due to von Laue and his collaborators, it is equally true that the use of X-rays as an instrument for the systematic revelation of the way in which crystals are built was entirely due to the Braggs. This was recognized by the award of the Nobel Prize jointly to father and son in 1915.' (from the Nobel Prize Biography of WH Bragg). This work is also recognized in an extensive writeup (with Max Von Laue) on X-Ray Crystallography in Printing and the Mind of Men (406b).

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        Komodie der Worte. Drei Einakter

      Berlin: S. Fischer,, 1915. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black. With a brown board chemise. Wrappers and contents lightly toned, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication.

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      1915. Illustrated by Gordon Grant. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. 6 pp undated ads. Original maroon cloth decorated in orange and yellow. First Edition of this unusual tale actually written some time earlier, at about the same time as SMOKE BELLEW and THE NIGHT-BORN. He had just abandoned a book he called THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU, as he was interrupted by the death of their newborn baby and he never returned to it. He then turned to THE SCARLET PLAGUE --~a haunting futuristic novel about the end of the world, with San Francisco reduced to an archaeological site beside which an old man tells a group of young savages about the breakdown of society after the attack of an incurable plague. In one graceful reference, Jack acknowledged his debt to Poe, saying that some called the plague "The Red Death"... Almost casually, THE SCARLET PLAGUE ends in a hope of horses, with a beautiful stallion and a small herd standing on the wild beach in the sunset. [Sinclair]~This was at the time Jack and Charmian had renounced the big city (one recently reduced to an archaeological site, though by an earthquake) in favor of their horse ranch in the Sonoma Valley. His love of horses was a major theme in another novel of the same period, THE VALLEY OF THE MOON.~Macmillan produced just over 5,000 copies of this book, relatively few for London's titles; it has become a rather scarce book, vigilantly hunted by fantasy / science fiction collectors. This copy is very nearly fine (spine very slightly faded, but less than usual for this maroon cloth) -- with essentially no wear at all -- and is quite uncommon thus. Sisson & Martens p. 80; Blanck 11960.

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        The Journal of The Bihar And Orissa Research Society. A collection of 46 volumes in total

      Bankipore:: Bihar and Orissa Research Society,, 1915/1960. First printing. Softcover. Good. A collection of this rare Indian journal running from 1915 to 1960, containing essays both anthropological and historical, and black & white illustrations. Vol. 1, Parts 1& 2. Vol. 2, Parts 1-4, Vol.3, Parts 2,3,4. Vol. 4, Parts, 1-4. Vol. 5. Parts 3,4. Vol. 8, Parts 1, 2. Vol. 9, Parts 2, and 3/4. Vol. 12, Part 4. Vol. 13, Parts 1& 2. Vol. 16, Parts 1,2 & 3/4. Vol. 18, Parts 1,2,& 3/4. Vol. 19, Part 3. Vol 20. Parts 1,2. Vol. 21, Parts 1, 3. Vol. 22, Parts 2,3. Vol. 23, Parts 1,2, & 3. Vol. 26, part 4. Vol.28, Parts 1-4. Vol 43. Parts 1/2. Vol. 45, Parts 1/4. Vol. 46, Parts 1/4. Softcover, text is clean in all issues but for occasional age spots, various degrees of wear to covers and spines, but nothing major, but for Volume 1 Part 1 which has 4 deep abrasions to rear cover which affect the last 30 pages. A very scarce title. 9.75 by 6.3 inches.

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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen, 1915 First edition. One of 1250 copies, of which 429 copies were destroyed as a result of the book's prosecution for obscenity. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt decorated spine and front cover in blind. Hinged partially cracked but strong, bookplate to front pastedown, very minor offsetting to endpapers and a few very small faint stains to covers. A very clean and attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Amiral Carl Tersmedens Memoarer [6 volumes - Language: Swedish]

      Stockholm : Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1915-19, 1919. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 6v. 22cm. Subjects: Tersmeden, Carl, Admiral, 1715-1797 -- Biography -- Military memoirs. Sweden -- History -- 1718-1814. Contents: v.1: Fran kadettaren (1919) --v. 2: I frammande land (1927) --v.3: I Fredrik I:s Sverige (1927) --v.4: Ur frihetstidens lif (1927) --v.5: Gustaf III och flottan (1918) --v.6: I Ehrensvards Carlskrona (1919). Notes: v.1, Utgifna af Nils Sjoberg ; vols. 2-6, I sammandrag utgifna af Nils Erdmann. Finely bound in contemporary 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels, and gilt-tooling to spine. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Swan (print)

      1915 - Original etching by Zorn, 3rd state of 3. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom right corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 7.8 x 9.8 inches (19.7 x 24.8 cm.) leaf measures 11.4 x 14.7 inches (29 x 37.3 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression. Asplund 269.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        The Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens

      An exceptional Cornish folklore offering, its jacket with the tipped-on color plate showing the massive stump carving with animals in the hollows and faerie folk in every part of the tree; enriched with 2 additions, both with quotations from "The Elfin Oak". 1) Handwritten by Ivor Innes: a signed 20-lines quotation on Leprechaun lore from the book, done for an unnamed patron in pen & ink on an unlined 174 x 112 mm sheet with title, "Crock of Gold", the small letters finely formed, the ending s with a descending serpentine flourish and an underscore. It begins; "The Leprechorns make Crocks of Earth and bake them in the sun. These Crocks they fill with the purest Gold." 2) Self-published by Ivor Innes: "Griglans", Perranuthnoe, Marazion, Cornwall, the 122 x 249 mm leaf of orange paper printed in black on one side by Favil Press; an advertisement for his root carvings with a striking headpiece woodcut, showing a solitary, wide-crowned windswept tree on the schist of St. Michael's Mount, underneath, a masked nude figure performing a tree worship rite after the Druids. The advert includes suggestions for use, "an original art suitable for table decorations", with promotion, "Each Griglan is unique"; closing with a quote from "The Elfin Oak", "Those with whom the 'Little People' dwell find their hearts' desires"; and cleaning instructions for the root carvings. ELFIN OAK: Carved ca. 1915-1930 from an estimated 800-900 years old, hollow oak stump in Richmond Park, 20 feet in girth, 9 feet in height, much of the work done 1928-1930. To commemorate completion, and its transport and opening to the public in Kensington Gardens, (now a Heritage Structure site), Elsie, his wife wrote a backstory on the faerie lore, illustrated by Ivor. The painted animal and faerie folk carvings are designed to appear living in the stump; "for centuries now it has been the home of fairies, gnomes, elves, imps, and pixies". "It is their hiding-place by day, their revelry place by night" (Elfin Oak). IVOR INNES: From the Penwith district of Cornwall, his art influenced by the Celtic Revival with studio at Perranuthnoe, near Marazion; primarily a painter until purportedly, he tripped over a heather root while carrying a canvas on one of his walks along a precipitous section of the Cornish coast near his home. In his imaginings the root took on the appearance of an obstreperous little gnome and he claimed he immediately began to paint the creature. Finished, it was his first 'root craft' work after Cornish faerie folklore. Friends were impressed and a client soon persuaded Innes to sell. Shortly, he turned from painting landscapes to creating wood carvings from found old roots and stumps, calling them 'Griglans' (after Cornish for, 'of the heather'). AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce in the original jacket. A worldwide institution search finds 5 holdings: the British Library, National Library of Scotland, and NY Public Library, and Oxford and Princeton. BOOK FORMAT: Publisher's orange-amber cloth boards with green letters and border in the sewn binding, upper side decorated after an Innes drawing of the carving and the orange-amber jacket with tipped-on color plate of "The Elfin Oak" lower side with an advertisement for 22 Peter Rabbit books including, "Tale of Ginger and Pickles", illustrated with a line drawing. SIZE: 192 x 144 mm (7.56 x 5.67 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Signed Note: Good: clean with ink bright: corners bent and with slight top edge fingering. "Griglans": Fair: all-over handling wear: formerly neatly folded at center, retaining fold line with one chip at inner edge: largely clean and bright: top edge with fold-over curl and 2 small half-moon chips; light loss to one top tip: bottom corner wear and bottom edge fingering. Book: Pages: with fore-edge fox spot, principally light: preliminaries with scattered light foxing that continues for 9 pages of the text, chiefly in the top margin; a few pages with a soil spot. Endpapers: light foxing, rear also with some toning. Boards: lightly bowed: tips bent in, 1 tip with wear: some edge wear: spine soiled: both cover sides with a stain, upper side with light tea stain at fore-edge that doesn't continue, lower side with curved stain near foot of spine. Binding: solid, spine with slight slant, foot with slight push-in. Jacket (in archival sleeve): Tipped Plate: Very Good: spine with complete irregular split separating sides: rear fold-over flap also split and preserved: all-over soiling and edge wear; 2 tape remnants. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, not paginated but 50 pages with 20 illustrations. Preliminaries, 10 pages, including page with small b/w illustration, the color plate frontispiece, title page with vignette, copyright with vignette, and introduction of 2 pages; 40 pages, text on faerie lore and the Elfin Oak, illustrated with 15 b/w Ivor Innes drawings, 13 full-page, and 2 vignettes, drawing on Leaf 13 repeated on cover's upper side; 2 text pages with an oak leaf decoration (1 repeat). ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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      1915. [with letter from Theodore Dreise] Maugham, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original green cloth. First Edition, published one day earlier than Heinemann's edition in London. This was Maugham's famed autobiographical novel about~Philip Carey, who has a club foot and who attends King's School, Tercanbury [Maugham had a stammer and attended King's School, Canterbury]; who rejects the idea of the ministry and who studies in Heidelberg and later becomes a doctor [like Maugham]; who becomes obsessed with a vulgar waitress, Mildred Rogers, who goes to a bad end [cf. Liza of Lambeth], etc. But the novel succeeds because of its unflinching honesty and its devastating account of loneliness, the most tragic of all human conditions. [CGEL]~This copy is in the later state, with the error on the fourth line of p. 257 corrected (also on lighter weight paper). The binding is correspondingly later state, with the stamping in black rather than in gilt (due to the onset of the war). Condition is fine save for the slightest of wear at the lower corners of the spine. Due to its size (648 pp), this seems to be a tough volume to find in this condition. Toole Stott A22 (also Appendix note 20 and Supplement pp 6-7); a Modern Library 100 Selection.~Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed, to "Mr. Maugham" from the American author Theodore Dreiser, dated Jan. 13, 1921 (and with a return address of P. O. Box 181, Los Angeles). Dreiser types~Your invitation reaches me too late for acceptance this week. Any evening after Tuesday next, if convenient to you will be agreeable to me. Thank you for for [sic] your interest and your tender. I hope that your stay here will prove pleasing to you. [signed,] Theodore Dreiser [and, in Dreiser's hand as a P.S.:] Give me 24 hours lee way~A bit of background...~The appearance of Maugham's Bildungsroman in 1915 was poorly timed. There was enough misery in British homes without his contribution, and it was hardly light reading for men in the trenches. The critics seemed to think that Maugham had let down his public in their hour of need... The novel did not fare much better in America...~Of Human Bondage was rescued by one influential critic, who was also the leading American realistic novelist -- Theodore Dreiser. Writing in the December 25, 1915 issue of the New Republic under the title "As a Realist Sees It," Dreiser called the book a work of genius [comparing it to a Beethoven symphony]. He laid it down, he said, feeling that it was "the perfect thing which we love and cannot understand, but which we are compelled to confess a work of art." Maugham, he went on, was "a great artist"... The Dreiser review was a nice Christmas present for Maugham and gave Of Human Bondage the lift it needed. It has not been out of print since its publication and is still widely read. [Morgan]~Five years later, at the time of this letter, Maugham and his companion Gerald Haxton had sailed from England in October 1920, en route to the Federated Malay States by way of New York and California. They arrived in Los Angeles in December, largely to meet with several screenwriters and producers (one of whom was young Samuel Goldwyn) in an effort to sell some scripts. Maugham also met Charlie Chaplin. (After their stay in Los Angeles, Maugham and Haxton traveled up the coast to San Francisco, from which they sailed for Honolulu on February 21st.)~Although we have not found Maugham's meeting with Dreiser documented anywhere, it is apparent from this letter that Maugham used this opportunity to issue an invitation to meet with the man who five years earlier had "rescued" Of Human Bondage. It is quite likely, given the formality of this letter, that the two men had never met before this; and given the vastly different social circles the two men inhabited, it is quite possible that they never met on this occasion nor thereafter (-- it is possible that in this letter Dreiser is avoiding having to meet with Maugham and his gay partner). In any event, this is surely one of very few letters that ever passed between these two giants of literature. The letter is slightly browned, but is otherwise fine.

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        Of Human Bondage

      Toronto: S.B. Gundy, 1915. 1st Canadian Edition from the Doran (US) sheets. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt title to front panel. Head and heel of spine expertly repaired o/w very good. Sharp copy of Maugham's magnum opus in the rare Canadian edition.. !st Canadian Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons,, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Some browning to page edges otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

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        In der Trambahn (In the Streetcar)

      An outstanding print by Beckmann executed during one of his most fertile periods of printmaking. The central figure of three in the foreground is a self-portrait; a subject and a preoccupation Beckmann was noted for. THE PRINT: A drypoint intaglio print, the third state of three, of 150 examples, 1/100 unnumbered impressions on velin (handmade wove paper), signed in pencil in the lower right corner of the plate margin in Beckmann's characteristic, angular post-1915 German script. Offered is in an excellent impression with the burr strong and velvety, pristine within the plate with some yellow toning in plate margins on both sides of the sheet. CONDITION DETAIL: Intaglio Print: pristine within plate. Signature: clean and bright. Plate Margins: parts with yellow toning. Sheet Margins: full and without wear. Rear of Sheet: penciled title and 1-line note: yellowing corresponding to plate margins on print side of sheet. FORMAT: Loose as issued, sleeved in a protective passe de partout. PRINT SIZE: 290 x 434 mm, as issued. PASSE DE PARTOUT SIZE: 48.3 X 62 cm. AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce: customarily print examples appear at auction about 4-5 times in a decade, a majority in Germany. 3 PRINT STATES: Beckmann generally disdained preliminary drawings. One proof is known to exist for the first state in which Beckmann established the composition. Two proofs are known to exist for the second state when many small additions were made. In the third and final state (the only state offered for sale) further details were added by the artist. ARTIST APPROVED 3RD STATE: 1 trial proof is known. 150 examples were signed by the artist but left unnumbered. 50 of these examples were subsequently signed by Günter Franke. Of the 50 signed, unnumbered impressions issued on Japan paper, 10 were subsequently numbered by Franke: Of the 100 signed, unnumbered impressions issued on velin, 40 were subsequently numbered by Franke. REFERENCE: Hofmaier 235.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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      London: I. Narodiczky, Printer,, 1915. Octavo. Original printed grey wrappers. Housed in a black quarter morocco slipcase made by The Chelsea Bindery. Pervasive damp throughout, wrappers browned and marked. A good copy. First edition, sole printing. Rosenberg was a gifted poet and artist of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who grew up in London and attended the Slade School. This volume of poetry was published just prior to his enslistment in the army during WWI. He continued to write verse on the front before being killed in the spring of 1918, and is today remembered as one of Britain's greatest war poets.

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        THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD [2 VOLUME SET] Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Near Fine. First US Edition. Hardcover. ND. [1915]. 21 color plates, 270 illustrations, 37 illustrations in text and 3 fold out maps. Frontispiece tissue guarded heliographure. Blue cloth with silver lettering on front and spine. Silver illustration on front cover. Bound-in errata sheet at front. Copies in this remarkable condition are rare ; 4to; 349, 338 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        The Home Of The Blizzard: Being The Story of The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company…, [1915]. First American Edition of this gripping account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Sir Douglas Mawson to King George V Land and Adelie Land, the almost entirely unexplored section of the Antarctic continent immediately south of Australia. In addition to carrying out geographical exploration and scientific studies, the expedition was to visit the South Magnetic Pole. On one excursion in 1912 Mawson lost one of his two companions, Ninnis, down a crevice together with six of their best dogs, most of their food rations, and some of their best supplies. Forced to use their remaining dogs as food, they began to suffer from symptoms brought on by ingesting husky liver containing extremely high levels of Vitamin A. Mertz finally succumbed following bouts of irrationality and raging. Mawson managed escape being swallowed up by a crevice himself and made it back to their base alone just a few hours after their ship had left. He and six men who had stayed behind to wait for him were forced to spend another winter until December of 1913. In 1916 the American Geographical Society awarded Mawson the David Livingstone Centenary Medal. Spence 773. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxx, [349]; xiii, [338], [1 leaf]. with half-titles & tipped-in errata slip. 2 photogravure frontis., 18 colour plates with tissue guards with legends, 110 b/w plates (9 folding, 91 double-sided), & 3 folding maps in rear pocket. numerous illus. & maps in the text. original silver-stamped cloth (some spotting to covers, lettering on spines dull, inner front hinge of vol. 2 repaired)

      [Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        The Last Trip and Martyrdom of William Black

      Aurora, Mo.: New Menace First edition. Original stapled wrappers in printed black cover. Published Aurora, Mo.: New Menace, no date (1915?). 8vo., printed white card wrappers with attached black printed jacket cover. 66pp. Chronicle and court testimony in homicide case of anti-Catholic worker. Minor discoloration offset to verso of white cover from staples, else near fine in near fine jacket cover. Only five copies in World Cat. . 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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      [Boston:, 1915?].. This is a wool pennant, with gold horizontal panels with the gold letters: "Votes For Women" on a black background. (29 inches long and 11 inches tapering to five inches high). This includes the two gold ties but is lacking much of the black and gold border around the word: "For", there is some other soiling especially on the upper gold panel and lacks some of the gold panel along the bottom. For all that, the moths have left most of the pennant intact. This has been mounted on a black, all rag, acid free matte and framed behind UV glass. A remarkable survival, given that the wool is quite fragile and subject to insect and other damage. Nice for display. Image available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Second Life Books Inc]
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        The Songs and Sonnets

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, [1915]. Illustrated by Charles Robinson. Quarto. Original red cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine gilt and to upper board in blind, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates with printed tissue-guards. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine faded, gilt dulled, light spotting to text block and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy. First Robinson edition, first impression. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke with cover design and decorations by Hal Gye and foreword by Henry Lawson

      Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Jacket. Illustrator: Hal Gye. 300 g; X, 11-126, (2) pages, in original green cloth over boards, with green illustration on front panel. Slight bumping (curving) of all 4 external corners of the boards. Very slight rubbing to either side of the spine, slight loss of colour but no damage to the cloth. Softening of the tail of the spine. Light offset tanning of front and rear end pages. Small mark (approximately 3 mm long by about 2 mm wide) at the top of page 57. Otherwise a beautiful copy.& & Size: 8 vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Illustrator: Hal Gye. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Inventory No: 0232489. .

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        Bib Ballads

      Chicago: P.F. Volland. (1915). The first regularly published book by the humorist who came to be considered the best writer of baseball fiction of the first half of the 20th century. These are humorous poems of early childhood, with the satirical edge that came to characterize his later fiction. One small smudge on the page with the book's foreword, otherwise a very fine copy in a close to fine publisher's box. Scarce thus: the box is notoriously fragile, prone to splitting and fading, and this one, despite three small splits to top edge, is the nicest copy we have seen. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Navy Estimates in The Great War, Winston Churchill's 15 February 1915 speech in the House of Commons

      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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. Near Fine. 1915. Hardcover. 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: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914

      VG+. London, William Heinemann, 1915. First UK Edition _ Two volumes, large thick Octavo. Volume I: (2), [xxx], 349pp., (3); 114 plates printed on one side including sepia photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard, 8 color plates with tissue guards, 17 maps, charts and sketches in text. Volume II: (2), xiii, (1), 339pp., (1); 104 plate leaves including sepia photogravure front piece with tissue guard, 10 color plates with tissue guards , 5 fold-out photographic plates, 138 photographs printed on once side only, 20 maps, charts and sketches in text, plus three large folding maps in rear pocket. PublisherÍs blue pictorial cloth with silver vignette and bright gilt lettering on front boards „ an excellent set in Very Good+ condition. No foxing, folds, or tears _ a handsome and complete set. Conrad, p. 208; Spence, 774; Taurus 100; Rosove 217.A1& & The classic account of the Australian Antarctic Expedition under the command of Sir Douglas Mawson: 'One of the most gripping Antarctic Stories' (Conrad).

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott, Philadephia,, 1915. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in black, pictorial endpapers, top edge dyed purple. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Some pale spotting to cloth, spotting to contents, endpapers, and edges of text block. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some small marks. First Rackham trade edition, first issue with the mounted frontispiece and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Scarce with the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Puppy Book

      London: Frederick Warne [1915]. . First edition, 4to, title leaf and 16 plates, being 8 images duplicated with and without the colour portions, original stiff card covers, coloured illustration to upper cover, spine and corners worn but binding sound, protected by a recent cloth folder. A very scarce Aldin item, one of several “Cecil Aldin’s Painting Books” published.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. Gift quality copy. Previous owner's ink signature on ffep; bottom edge of front board very lightly rubbed from shelving, otherwise textblock and the finely ribbed binding is immaculate and tight; dust jacket displays original book price of $1.25 on spine; the unrestored dust jacket has pronounced character soil and smudge spots, with extremities and folds heavily chipped, worn and creased, front inside flap partially torn through at the fold, but still attached. 248p.; ad announcement leaf plus five pages of ads at rear; this printing issued in October 1915.. First Edition/ 7th Printing. Embossed Blue-Green Cloth. Near Fine/Good (in mylar). 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Bib Ballads

      Chicago: P.F. Volland. (1915). The first regularly published book by the humorist who came to be considered the best writer of baseball fiction of the first half of the 20th century. These are humorous poems of early childhood, with the satirical edge that came to characterize his later fiction. One small smudge on the page with the book's foreword, otherwise a very fine copy in a close to fine publisher's box. Scarce thus: the box is notoriously fragile, prone to splitting and fading, and this one, despite three small splits to top edge, is the nicest copy we have seen. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Take Up The Sword Of Justice, Join Now. 1915 Color Lithograph

      1915. [Partridge, Sir Bernard (1861-1945)]. Take Up The Sword Of Justice, Join Now. London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, August 1915. Attractively glazed and mounted 6" x 30" color lithograph in 11-1/4" x 35-1/2" wooden frame. Minor rubbing to frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom, light toning to background, negligible light foxing to lower left corner, colors vivid. * Probably intended for the narrow advertising spaces above windows in buses and subway car, this striking text and image of an arm offering a sheathed sword is derived from Partridge's famous full-sized poster issued in the aftermath of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by a German U-Boot on May 7, 1915. (The larger poster shows that the sword is being offered by Lady Justice, who is standing on the waves as the Lusitania sinks in the distance.)

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        Jessie Willcox Smith Autograph Letter

      Four pages. "Cogslea," Mar. 26th. n.d. (ca. 1915). Interesting letter to a Mrss Ingersoll, possibly Frances E. Ingersoll, a fellow illustrator who had some illustrations in a St. Nicholas issue in 1913. Smith writes, "My Dear Miss Ingersoll, I received the enclosed yesterday from "The Century." Am so sorry-- Don't you want more to try Scribners- Would it not seem worth while to you to have them publish the story- then write out any illustrations as possibly only one- The truth of the matter is that my pictures cost a good deal and they are a little choosy about using them- Suppose you tell Ann Chapin to let you know direct & then return the the M.S. to ???? if they do not keep it- as it is unnecessary to have it sent dir [sic] to me- Wishing you all succes the next time. I am Cordially Yours, Jessie Willcox Smith." A wonderful four page letter on one octavo folded sheet. Letters by Jessie Willcox Smith are extremely rare, and this one shows her interest and kindness in responding to a solicitation for illustrations, and at the same time gives good indication how sought after and restrictive her publisher's were with respect to engaging work. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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