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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.

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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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.)

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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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        Polo At Home and Abroad. Edited by T.F. Dale (Stonecline)

      London: The London & Counties Press Association Ltd. 39 King St. Covent Garden, 1915. Subscribers Edition, No. 17 of 150 copies. 4to. 5 mounted color plates after watercolors by G.D. Armour, including frontispiece (done expressly for this book), 45 photographic plates. List of subscribers. xii, 346, [1] pp. Original three quarters pebbled burgundy morocco, matching cloth sides, a little rubbed at extremities, else fine . Polo at Home and Abroad is generally regarded as one of the most important books on the sport. Dale and his conributors provide a history of polo, the techniques of play, and the role played by the breeding and training of the polo pony. Additionally, as its title suggests, the book surveys the game in Britain and Ireland, as well as in India, the United States, South America, Europe and Australia. Further, E.D. Cuming's chapter, "The Literature of Polo" is the earliest known comprehensive piece on the subject, and as such represents an invaluable source to all polo bibliophiles. Finally, the appendices contain an extensive listing of polo clubs worldwide as well as tournaments, rules and the like. Besides its significance in terms of both polo play and history, the book's stunning watercolor reproductions and black and white illustrations materially enhance the work throughout. (The foregoing was supplied by Mr. Dennis J. Amato, polo aficionado and bibliophile.)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Return of Tarzan

      New York: A. L. Burt & Company, 1915. First Burt Printing. Green cloth with black printing on cover and spine. In original color pictorial dust wrapper with A.L. Burt Company at base of sine. Book is near fine. Wrapper very good or better.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Log of the Snark

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1915 487+[5 ad] pages with 20 photo plates, including frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 3/4")issued in light blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Advance review copy with circular perforated stamp stating such on title page. First Edition. Charmian Kittredge London (November 27, 1871-January 14, 1955) was Jack London's second wife. After divorcing Bess Maddern London in 1904, London married Charmian Kittredge the following year. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul-mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." She was the author of several books about her life with Jack London: The Log of the Snark, Our Hawaii and The Book of Jack London. The last is considered by scholars to be an important but flawed source of biographical information on London: Clarice Stasz calls it "an uneven account that omits Jack's illegitimacy, yet has surprisingly frank information nonetheless concerning his personality." Their relationship became the subject of a book, Clarice Stasz' American Dreamers. The couple had no children who survived them. One died soon after being born, and another pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Shortly after the death of Jack London, Charmian had an affair with Harry Houdini. A PBS source cites an Houdini biographer, saying: Most of the evidence of their affair, convincingly reconstructed by Houdini biographer Kenneth Silverman, comes from brief entries in Charmian’s diaries. They saw each other over several weeks early in 1918 while Charmian was living in New York, where Houdini was starring in the patriotic World War I extravaganza, "Cheer Up." Charmian wrote that after they saw each other a few times, Houdini made a "declaration" that "rather shakes me up." They became intimate a short time later. She wrote that one visit by Houdini had "stirred me to the deep," and that he apparently felt the same, declaring, "I’m mad about you," and "I give all of myself to you." Throughout, she refers to him alternately as "Magic," her "Magic Man," or "Magic Lover." As intense as it apparently was, their attachment did not last long. Charmian, the "New Woman" whose marriage to London had included open sexual experimentation, never stopped seeing other men. Condition: Minor wear at extremities, Embossed ownership stamp also on title page, small number and letter 4A at front end paper corner; else near fine without jacket. . Review Copy. Original Cloth. Very Good to Fine. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Photographie einer verschleierten Frau / Portrait de jeune femme voilée, Afrique du Nord. (Femme arabe voilée / Jeune femme arabe)

      Tunis, Lehnert & Landrock, o. J. (ca 1915 - Orig.-Photographie. Format ca. 24,5x18 cm Numerierung der Photographie unten rechts 124, mit dem im Bild belichteten Firmenlogo. Verso auf Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch das Copyright. Kleiner Einriß am rechten Rand, sonst minimale Bräunung, schwache Wellung, verso etwas beschabt. Eindrucksvolle Photographie einer in weißes Tuch verhüllten und verschleiherten Araberin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. Hardcover. Orig. decorated cream vellum. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Rackham, Charles. 147 pages. 29 x 23.5 cm. Limited edition, copy 58 of 550 signed by Rackham. 12 tipped-in color plates with lettered tissue guards, twenty drawings in black and white. HAMILTON, pp. 108-109, "Rackham's book for Christmas 1915 in a mood of national anxiety and tragedy of wartime. This was the first Dickens story Rackham had attempted ......Rackham voluntarily softened his interpretation of this story in a way he might not have done eight years earlier, or indeed twenty years later with Poe's TALES," as a temper to the times. LATIMORE & HASKELL p.44. Endpapers foxed, modest front cover spotting, slight cover bowing, Brentano's Paris book-label rear paste-down, lacks ties. Overall a desirable copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Palestine Exploration Fund - Annual 1914-1915 double volume

      Fund Committee 1915. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition . The scarce First Printing with the full-stop after the date on the spine. Fore-edge corners bumped, bookplate to pastedown, else close to a Fine copy. Very clean and bright copy of the scarce 1st issue

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        The Voyage Out

      Duckworth 1915 - First edition first impression from 1915 in VG++ condition, front and rear boards are original, spine has been replaced with leather spine with gilt lettering, as a result the binding is very firm, there are stain marks to roughly 20 pages, the worst of which is in one of the pics. paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DURING THE GREAT WAR April 1st, 1915 - September 5th, 1918. Letters of Irving Findlay

      n.p. n.d.: Privately Printed [Findley, Timothy]. Findley, Irving. Letters of Irving Findlay DURING THE GREAT WAR April 1st, 1915 - September 5th, 1918. Original typescript. One of perhaps four or five family copies of this inspirational and unpublished document written by Timothy Findley's uncle & godfather and genesis for Timothy Findley's novel, THE WARS, chronicling the war experiences of the men in Findley's family. Unpaginated. 250 pages. Typed on rectos only & bound in a 3 ring binder. About very good - the preliminary leaves showing some age, the binder well worn. [29727] $3750 Timothy Findley was named for his uncle and godfather Thomas Irving Findley who was known by his initials, TIF. Timothy Findley was named Timothy Irving Frederick Findley so he could be known as TIFF. His uncle died when TIFF was about 3 years old of complication from wounds he received in the war. That war and his uncle's exploits in it were always the topics of family conversations in the Findley household. His letters home had been collected by his parents & bound up for posterity - everybody in the family read those letters. Given the place that the war had in Findley's family mythology, it was surprising to TIFF that he waited until halfway through his forties to write his acclaimed novel. As the center of family mythology, his uncles letters were the genesis for the work - "...they were my most valuable research resource". About his uncle, Findley said: " He was not a 'writer' - but he was a faithful correspondent and an equally faithful chronicler. What he wrote home ultimately gave me a better sense of life in the trenches - ultimately, in the air - than anything I could have found in the library." .. 1st Edition.

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        Case of 5 Maps of East and Central Africa: Mombasa-Nairobi, Lake Victoria, Marsabit, Uganda Protectorate, and Belgian Congo

      London: War Office, Edward Stanford, various years (1915, 1917, 1915, 1919, 1918 respectively).. Five large coloured folding maps each dissected and backed on to cloth / linen, and put into a tailor-made cloth covered slipcase open to the top, with Stanford title label to the front. Maps 1-4 form a consistent set of adjacent sheets (from the series GSGS 2465 and to the same scale). Map 5, while closely related, is part of a different series, and on a different scale. All maps date to the First World War, when East Africa became a seat of war in the battle between imperial powers. Map 1: Mombasa-Nairobi (War Office Map GSGS 2465 Sheet South A-37, A-38, and part of B-37, scale 1:1,000,000, size unfolded 83.4 x 68.8cm, dated 1915) is bounded by Nakuru (NW), Kismayu (NE), Lamu (E), the Indian Ocean (SE), Wilhemstal and Pemba Island (S), and Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Meru (E). Map 2: Lake Victoria (War Office Map GSGS 2465 Sheet South A-36, scale 1:1.000,000, size unfolded 82.7 x 61.8cm, dated 1917) is bounded by Lake Edward (NE), Victoria (N), Eyassi (SE), the northern end of Lake Tanganyika (SW), and Lake Kivu (W). Map 3: Marsabit (War Office Map GSGS 2465 Sheet A-37 and part of A-38, scale 1:1,000.000, size unfolded 82.4 x 61.2cm, dated 1915) is bounded by Lake Rudolf (later Turkana) (NW), the Italian Abyssinia and Somalia border (E), and the Kenya-Tanganyika border (S), and is marked "Northern Frontier East Africa". Map 4: Uganda Protectorate (War Office Map GSGS 2465 Sheet A-36 and parts of A-35 and B-36, scale 1:1,000,000, size unfolded 82.5 x 61cm, dated 1919) is bounded by Lake Albert (W), Lake Turkana (NE), and Entebbe, Kampala and the northern end of Lake Victoria (S). Map 5: Belgian Congo (War Office Map GSGS 295, scale 1:4,000,000, size unfolded 71 x 81cm, dated December 1918) is bounded by Cameroon / Kamerun (NW), Upper Nile (NE), Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika and Mwanza (E), Northern Rhodesia and Angola (S), and Boma (E). Condition: all five maps are in Near Fine to Fine condition, with very light tanning to paper and linen, with a couple of marks to the linen. The maps fit snugly into the Slipcase, and each are named on the title label, suggesting that this set was compiled and cased to order. The Case is very sturdy, in Very Good Plus condition, with signs of wear. A rare and fascinating set of beautifully drawn maps. Bookseller ref 298. .

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        The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Story

      London, Smith Elder, 1915., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION 306pp. plus 3 pages of ads, with illustrated frontispiece by Frank Wiles. Elegantly bound in full deep blue oasis morocco leather by Bayntun for Sotherans, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A near fine copy in attractive recent binding.. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Green and Gibson [A39], Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        We're both needed to serve the Guns! Fill up the ranks! Pile up the munitions!

      London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee,, [1915]. First World War recruiting poster No. 85c. Offset process colour lithograph on paper, 750 × 510 mm. Presented in an oak frame. Lithograph in five colours on pale blue wove paper. One horizontal and three vertical folds, a tiny hole where the folds cross, one edge lightly nicked. Overall very good. The image covers the main, set against a khaki-coloured background. The title is positioned above the image, in white. A subtitle placed along the bottom edge in black.image: a full-length British infantryman and industrial worker shake hands. In the background left is a British howitzer and team and background right a factory and steam engine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tatters, the Puppy

      Dundee, London & Montreal: Valentine & Sons, (c. 1915). Small quarto. (8)ff. A die-cut shaped book for children in the form of a large-eyed puppy wearing a big blue ribbon. Illustrated throughout by Louis Wain in black and red, depicting the misadventures of Tatters the puppy as he learns how to be a good dog. Wain was best known for his illustrations of cats, but dogs were also one of his favorite subjects, especially early in his career. In illustrated wrappers, which depict both the front and back of the puppy. Slightest wear to spine, else a very fine, fresh copy of a scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      London and Philadelphia: William Heinemann and J. B. Lippincott Co., [1915]. First edition, the English issue. With 12 haunting colour plates, illustrated endpapers,18 black and white illustrations and line drawings by Arthur Rackham. 8vo, publisher’s original grey-blue cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the upper cover. xi, 147 pp. A nice copy, very well preserved, with a touch of expected mellowing to the spine. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN PLEASING CONDITION. A shining example of what you get when a true masterpiece of literature is complemented by one of the world’s greatest book illustrators. An inspiring combination. Dickens writes of A Christmas Carol in his preface: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.” Surely, the author would be pleased with the perennial delight his little Christmas tale has stirred in the hearts and imaginations of generations of readers. Originally, Rackham’s illustrated edition of Dickens’ classic was published during the war years (1915) and was quite well received. The artist successfully incorporated the ‘Phiz’ and Cruikshank styles into his own to create striking renditions of Victorian London with ample room to uniquely evoke ghostly fantasy images as well. His almost characterized depiction of Scrooge, features chiseled and grotesque, are as bone-chilling as his fantastic entourages of moaning ghouls. The muted, shadowed atmospheric tones so characteristically Rackham, support Dickens’ eerie tale wonderfully. Some examples of Rackham’s emerging special talent for silhouette are also included.

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      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. 1915. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fair in boards. Spine has a large piece from crown. Hinge weak. All color plates are intact. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Myth and Legend in Literature and Art

      London - The Gresham Publishing Company Limited, 1915 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tenvolumes of myths and legends from across the world, from the Gresham Myth and Legend in Literature and Art series. The volumes included are Romance of Legend and Chivalry by A. R. Hope Moncrieff, Classic Myths and Legends by A. R. Hope Moncrieff, Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie, Myths of Pre-Columbus Americaby Donald A. Mackenzie, Egyptian Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Teutonic Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie, Myths of China and Japan by Donald A. Mackenzie, Indian Myth and Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie,Myths of Babylonia and Assyria by Donald A. Mackenzie, and Celtic Myth and Legend by Charles Squire. A truly fascination collection, with each volume complete in itself. Withthree hundred and sixty-sixcoloured and monochrome plates throughout the text, collated complete, with coloured frontispieces to each volume. Folding maps to Myths of Pre-Columbus America and Myths of Babylonia and Assyria. Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 2 March 1936) was a Scottish journalist and folklorist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally smart, wwith some slight bumping to the corners, and some minor shelfwear to the spines. A couple of marks to the boards on some volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Scattered spotting to Romance and Legend of Chivalry; otherwise pages are very bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        [College Yearbook]: The Princeton Bric-A-Brac 1917. Volume XLI

      (Philadelphia: E.A. Wright Bank Note Co.. (1915). First. First and only edition. Oblong pebble-grain leather, beveled edge boards stamped in gilt on the spine and front board. Gilt embossed name of Henry L. Heimerdinger on the front board with the bottom corners worn through, a sound, about very good copy of a bulky and easily damaged volume. Fitzgerald was in the junior class, the class of 1917. There are at least three photos of him in the book: he is in the center rear of his class photo, one of the few in his class not wearing a jaunty top hat or bearing a cane. He is also pictured in the Triangle Club, as well as credited with the lyrics for the club's annual musical Fie! Fie! Fi-Fi (the coverage of the musical takes up several pages), and is again pictured on the staff of the Princeton Tiger. He is also listed in several other places, including as a member of the Cottage Club, The American Whig Society, and the Minnesota Club. Additionally, Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop are pictured in the book. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      New York:: Henry Holt and Co.,. 1915. First American edition to be printed in America. Denoted the "third edition" on copyright page but actually the second edition, as the first Holt edition from the British sheets was labeled "second edition." INSCRIBED "To Walter King Stone -- 1932." Above his inscription Frost has transcribed the complete poem "The Pasture," the first poem in this book, which made its first appearance in this title; and, at Frost's direction, the first poem in all later selections or collections of his poetry. Stone--a painter, and book and magazine illustrator of the period--sent Frost five paintings. In exchange, Frost inscribed five books with a poem. Copy of Frost's letter transmitting the five books is included, stating, in part, "I've got these pictures up---and I don't see how you are going to get them back except by process of law or by appeal to something in me that may not exist." The book has minor wear on the corners, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket. Stones attractive bookplate on front pastedown. Published a year after the first edition, this includes the poem "Good Hours" which was not in the first edition and is not listed on the contents page. Unfortunately, Stone had a habit of pasting newspaper pictures of Frost, or in this case Frost's home--this one has has offset onto Frost's handwritten poem.

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      New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. The tips of the spine are lightly worn with the gilt lettering on the spine faded but readable. Very Good or better, lacking the dustwrapper, as customary. Second State of Frost's first book with correct spelling on page 14. This copy is SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper and dated June 1926. Frost has also written out the first stanza of the last poem in the book, "Reluctance": "Out through the fields and the woods/And over the walls I have wended/I have climbed the hills of view/And looked at the world and descended/I have come by the highway home/And lo it is ended." Fine, early example of a Frost manuscript in a book.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Water Babies

      London, Constable & Co.,, 1915. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. Octavo. Recent green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. 8 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Some light foxing to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy handsomely bound. First Robinson Edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 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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        North of Boston

      NY: Henry Holt, 1915. First American edition. Frost's second collection of poetry was originally published in England by David Nutt, who also published his first book, A Boy's Will. The reception to both books in the U.S. was overwhelmingly positive, and Frost's American publisher, keen to avoid the threat of pirated editions, ordered sheets of North of Boston from Nutt. The 150 sets they received were quickly exhausted (see Crane A3.1), and requests for additional sheets went unanswered, forcing Holt to set its own edition, of which 1300 copies were printed in March 1915. Although much of this collection contains Frost's longer free-verse dramas, such as "Home Burial" and "The Death of the Hired Man", it also contains two lyrical gems: "Mending Wall", and "After Apple Picking". This copy bears a presentation inscription in pencil, dated April 1915. Light shelfwear to bottom edge, slight toning to gilt-decorated blue cloth, light staining to two pages, else a nearly fine copy in the seldom-seen dust jacket with the "fain" reading in the London Times review, and a publisher's device measuring 19 x 16 mm.

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        The Thirty-Nine [39] Steps

      London, William Blackwood and Sons. 1915, 1915. FIRST EDITION: 8vo. pp. 253 + pp. 2 ads. Publisher's light blue cloth lettered in dark blue. Cheap paper stock means some toning as usual, but much lighter that usually seen. A near fine copy. Shows well; a very good copy, housed in a custom-made leather clamshell box. The famous novel which introduced spy-catcher Richard Hannay. Basis for several movie adaptations; the most notable being the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which is considered one of the legendary director's greatest pictures. Blanchard. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p193-4. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003].

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1915. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signature of the author on a laid-in slip. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full black morocco, gilt title and author lettering on the spine with gilt rules and raised bands. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The pages are extremely clean, which is most unusual because the cheap wartime stock used in the production of this title invariably suffers to some degree from toning and/or foxing. An absolutely superb example of Buchan's most famous book, this first Richard Hannay adventure is a classic espionage novel, the subject of many screen adaptations, the best surely by Alfred Hitchcock. Unique thus, especially with the author's signature.

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      1915. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. 2 pp undated ads. Original light blue cloth. First Edition of Buchan's best-known book, the classic mystery that has withstood the test of time both in book and in film form. This was the first of Buchan's five mysteries to feature the detective Richard Hannay (the others being GREENMANTLE, MR. STANDFAST, THE THREE HOSTAGES and THE ISLAND OF SHEEP). The tale was of course the basis for one of Alfred Hitchcock's most highly-regarded early films, released in 1935. ~This was a cheaply-produced wartime book (price one shilling), with the result that it is now usually encountered in miserable condition. This near-fine copy, however, is unusually clean, with scarcely any wear or soil other than light rubbing at the lower corners of the spine. Atypically, the delicate endpapers remain firm and uncracked; as always, the cheap wartime paper is a little browned in the margins. Blanchard A32.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Whaler - Nootka [Male in Cedar-Bark Clothing with Spear]

      John Andrew & Son 1915, restrike. (Photograph) Very good. The Whaler - Clayoquot. The North American Indian. Intended for Portfolio 11 as Plate 394From Copyright Photograph 1915 by E. S. Curtis Re-struck Photogravure [John Andrew & Son.]Paper: 21 7 / 8" X 17 1 / 2" Image: 15 1 / 2" X 11 1 / 16"..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Historical Portraits and Lincolniana. Index of a part of the Collection of Americana of Frederick Hill Meserve

      New York: privately printed, 1915. 4to. (12 x 9 inches). 10 mounted carte- de-visite size photographs, printed from the original negatives. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. (A few minor bumps). One of very few copies illustrated with additional mounted photographs printed from the original negatives. This is the separately-issued index volume to Meserve's monumental catalogue of his collection of historical portraits and views. Neither Monaghan nor Howes cite copies of the index volume illustrated with mounted photographs printed from the original negatives in Meserve's collection. However, Monaghan suggests that but 16 copies of Meserve's catalogue were issued with such additions, suggesting a similar limitation to this volume. The photographs comprise portraits of Lincoln, Audubon, Booth, Clay, Grant, Holmes, Lee, Mencken, Parkman, and Webster. Monaghan 2199; Howes M548a.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A Christmas Carol

      First Edition thus by William Heinemann, London: 1915. 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.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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      Published by William Heinemann, 1915. 1st US edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The first Dickens story Rackham attempted. Despite its ghostliness and opportunities for the supernatural, Rackham did not exploit these to the full. He seems to have voluntarily passed up the opportunity to terrify his readers, choosing instead to calm them with charming images of families enjoying the spirit of Christmas. Perhaps his choice resulted from the mood of national anxiety and tragedy of wartime. 147pp. 8 x 6". 12 colour plates plus b/w illustrations and decorations. First American edition. Lavender cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Grey/white pictorial endpapers. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Gilt to spine has faded. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Scarce original dustwrapper is in two pieces (torn along rear spine edge), browned to spine and has slight loss at top and tail of spine. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      London, Heinemann, 1915.. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY CAPTAIN JOHN KING DAVIS MASTER OF THE EXPEDITION'S SHIP THE S.Y. AURORA AND SECOND-IN-COMMAND OF THE EXPEDITION, 2 volumes, complete set, 1915. Large thick 8vo, 250 x 170 mm, 9¾ x 6¾ inches, Volume I: photogravure frontispiece portrait of the author who led the expedition, 8 colour plates, 140 black and white photographic plates, 1 folding, 5 double page, 17 illustrations in the text, including 12 maps, plans and charts; pages xxx, 349; Volume II: photogravure frontispiece, 10 colour plates with captioned guards, 133 photographic plates, 1 folding, 6 double page, 20 text illustrations including 9 maps and plans, 3 tinted folding maps in pocket at rear, pages xiii, 338 including appendices and index, some of the colour plates and many of the photographic plates have more than 1 image, usually 2. Bound in the original publisher's dark blue fine ribbed cloth, silver vignette to upper covers, gilt lettering to spine and upper covers. Spine gilt very dull on both volumes, 20 mm (1 inch) damaged at top of spine on Volume II with a closed vertical tear of same height, now neatly repaired but with a lightly wrinkled appearance, head and tail of spine on Volume I slightly worn with 1 tiny nick, lower outer corners on covers lightly damp faded, front inner paper hinge partly cracked, a few inner joints partly cracked, but binding tight and firm, apart from a little occasional faint margin foxing contents very clean and bright. A good complete set with an important inscription. Captain John King Davis has inscribed the front endpaper in ink: "To Commander G. C. Hardy R. N. in remembrance of his kindness to us all in Melbourne from J. K. Davis. April 1915." John King Davis (1884-1967) trained as a seaman gaining his first mate's certificate in 1906 and his extra master's certificate in 1908. As a result of a chance meeting with Sir Ernest Shackleton, in 1907 he became chief officer of Shackleton's steam yacht Nimrod sailing for Antarctica. On a subsequent relief voyage for that expedition in 1909 he was appointed as Master. In 1911 at the age of 28, Davis sailed for the Antarctic again as Master of S.Y. Aurora and second-in-command of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition under the leadership of Douglas Mawson. Davis made five notable cruises, essential in establishing and relieving the wintering bases at Macquarie Island and, on the Antarctic mainland, at Commonwealth Bay and on the Shackleton Ice Shelf. Chapter XVIII The Ship's Story is written by Davis, there is a photographic portrait of him in the Introduction in Volume I and in Appendix I there is a brief biography. In 1919 Davis published his own account of the missions of the Aurora in the Antarctic. The recipient of the book was Commander George Cecil Hardy of the Royal Australian Navy. Taurus Bibliography of the Antarctic, No. 100. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Bowmen. And other Legends of The War

      London, Simkin, Marshall and Hamilton. 1915, 1915. First Edition. Small 8vo. 86pp. Publisher's original blue pictorial card boards with publisher's original tan paper advertising sash. Trivial wear. A fine, unread example. An extra special copy of this evocative ghostly short story dealing with the appearance of spectral bowmen from Agincourt appearing to assist the Allies against the Germans during the battle of Mons. For many years considered to be a 'factual' account it has since entered the urban legend hall of fame.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Catholic Anthology 1914–1915

      London; Elkin Matthews,, 1915. Octavo. Original white boards printed with titles and geometric design in black. Housed in a black cloth solander case. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Lightly rubbed, spine tanned, lower joint just starting, spotting to edges of text block and very occasionally to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this poetry collection edited by Pound. One of only 500 copies printed, it includes Pound's Contemporania and Poem: Abbreviated from the Conversation of Mr. T. E. Hulme, as well as work by W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Harold Monroe, Carl Sandburg, William Carlos Williams, and John Rodker.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1915. Very Good. [DESIGN] Sugiura HISUI. HISUI ZUAN-SHU. Tokyo, Kanao Tanejiro [Bun'endo]. Taisho 4 [1915], the first printing. Folder of 50 numbered sheets of 187 designs in various media and styles (woodcut, lithograph and offset). A wonderful epitome of Taisho-era "chic", produced by Bun'endo, perhaps the finest publisher of the time using all the most advanced techniques. Designs for book publications, sheet music covers, posters, etc., etc. Hisui, responsible between the wars for Mitsukoshi department stores' trendsetting design and publicity, has been rediscovered within the last decade. There was a wonderful retrospective on his work done at the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art in 2000 and his portfolios are very sought- after. About very good over all, contains 48 original printings of the 50 plates, along with color copies of plates 2 and 29, missing from this portfolio and here supplied in facsimile. Though titled the "first series", it is believed no further work was published under this title. In the tied portfolio but without the slipcase.

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        RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER In Seven Parts, Presented by Willy Pogany

      London: George G. Harrap, 1915. The first edition in the publisher’s best binding. Profusely illustrated throughout by Willy Pogany, including 20 tipped-in color plates. A richly colored title page by Pogany begins this enchanting classic. With exquisitely detailed pages of intricately woven text and illustrations, enclosed in ornate borders. 4to, bound in the original dark-tan calf with finely tooled pictorial designs in gilt and colours on the upper cover and spine. [178] pp. A fine copy of this book in the beautiful presentation binding. The interior is virtually flawless and the binding is very handsome and beautifully preserved with virtually no evidence of use or age. A SUPERIOR COPY OF THIS GREAT BOOK. One of the most beautiful and decorative books of the period. The binding is quite attractive, the half-title is elaborately printed in gold, red and green; the title-page is a Morris-esque pastiche printed in gold, grey, red, black, purple, green, and yellow; the text is printed in an elaborate script within various woodcut borders, with various pictorial backgrounds in either light gray or green, sometimes accompanied by a vignette illustration. There are, in addition to the color plates, roughly ten full-page illustrations in black and either green or gray; and the pages that have no text or illustrations are filled with decorative elements in various styles and colors. One is reminded of the illuminated manuscripts of Sangorski and Sutcliffe and the amount of decoration on each page of their creations. This is certainly a tour de force by Pogany.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914. The Wilderness of Zin

      London: By order of the Committee,, 1915. (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Tod. Quarto. Original quarter blue cloth, grey boards, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. Folding plan and 37 plates. Corners bumped and a little worn, a few spots to endpapers. An excellent copy. First edition, sole printing, in the first issue binding with the requisite period on the spine. The Wilderness of Zin was Lawrence's first work to appear in book form. During January and February of 1914 he and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey was a military venture in the guise of an archaeological expedition, preparation for the war the British believed was imminent. Publication in the respected academic journal of the Palestine Exploration Fund was a whitewash to disguise the military nature of the undertaking. A portion of the original printing was left in sheets to be sold at a later date, possibly upon Lawrence's death, and a second edition was published in 1936, but this is the true first issue and a very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Log of the Snark. Presentation Copy, Warmly Inscribed, With Original Photograph Signed by Both Jack and Charmian London

      New York: Macmillan, 1915. First Edition. Octavo. Original blue ribbed cloth, blocked in gilt on spine and front cover; 487pp + 6pp publisher's ads. WARMLY INSCRIBED by Charmian London to "Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell," datemarked Glen Ellen, CA, February 7, 1917. Laid down inside front cover is an original silver-gelatin photograph of Jack and Charmian on their yacht in the Solomon islands (so identified in Charmian's hand), signed by both Charmian and Jack and (again in Charmian's hand) by Peggy,the dog that accompanied them on the cruise but died on deck not long after this photograph was taken. A tight, bright copy, easily Near Fine, with the large engraved bookplate of Florence and WHD Cottrell laid onto rear pastedown. By no means a common title in the first edition, especially in such bright condition; the inscription in this copy, written just a few months after Jack's death, is particularly poignant: "Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cottrell: Just to tell you I am glad you are going to read this tale of the golden adventure of Jack and myself. You will know us better, and, I hope, love us a little." / Charmian K. London / Glen Ellen, Cal., February 7, 1917." The photograph is presumably from a stock of signed souvenir photos assembled before London's death in 1916; Charmian continued to receive visits from London's fans and curious tourists at her Glen Ellen ranch well into the 1930s.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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