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        The North-West Amazons

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd.,, 1915. Notes of Some Months Spent Among Cannibal tribes. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 54 plates, 5 maps of which 3 are folding. 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lucky Seventh

      D. Appleton and Company. Hardcover. B001QT39TS 1915 D. Appleton and Company. A scarce and out-of-print title. 311 pages, with no printing statement on the last page, although presumably the First Edition of the first book in Barbour's "Purple Pennant" series. Includes 4 of the 5 (including the coveer) color illustrations from the young Norman Rockwell, only 21 years old at the time of publication. The illustration facing page 54 ("Good-night") has come loose from the text block. There is minor soiling to the pictorial blue cloth boards. There is a gift inscription on the front free endpaper and the previous owner's stamp on the opposing page. The text is unmarked and the binding is intact. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fair. 1/1/1915.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        In the Land of the Head-Hunters: Indian Life and Indian Lore

      Yonkers-on-Hudson: World Book Company, 1915. First edition. 112pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 brown cloth over tan illustrated boards. Near fine. Signed by the author in ink at the end of the foreword. Illustrated with thirty black and white photographs. This is an early movie tie-in for the Curtis movie of the same name. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        CONSTANTINOPLE EIGHT POEMS

      (privately printed) The Complete Press, London 1915 - First edition. Sewn wraps. Minor edgewear with tiny crease and tears and beginning extremity toning on covers and text pages. Very Good+ condition. Author's second book. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        4 (3 autogr. and 1 typed) letters signed.

      Mostly London, 1887 to 1915. - Small 4to and 8vo. Altogether 10¼ pp. To various addressees, on appointments and non-appointments: "It is with sincere and keen regret that I find myself unexpectedly disabled by the call of public duty from being present with you this evening. I had looked forward to the opportunity of hearing what Lord Haldane had to say on the subject of our National duty in these critical times, and of paying such tribute as I could to the signal service he has rendered, and the splendid example he has set, to the Empire. As I cannot be with you, I should be glad if you would convey my message to your meeting. Lord Haldane is the oldest personal and political friend that I have in the world. For the best part of 35 years we have been associated in close and unbroken intimacy. We have worked together, and fought side by side, through many vicissitudes of fortune, in the pursuit of what we have believed to be great and worthy causes, without (so far as I can recall) more than a passing shadow of difference in opinion, and always with the same ideals in view [.]" (from the letter of July 5, 1915; to Mr. Lincolnshire).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Home of the Blizzard; Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Illustrated in Colour and Black and White Also with Maps.

      J.B. Lippincott Company 1915 - First Edition, American issue, printed in England. Two volumes; all maps + plates present; publishers blue cloth binding. Slight bubbling to the cloth on volume I caused by the binder. I: xxx, 349 pages; illustrations, maps [9 color, 166 b/w, complete]. II: xiii, 338 pages; illustrations, folding maps, maps [12 color, 144 b/w, 3 folding map]; appendices, index. Sir Douglas Mawson (1813-1897) was an Australian Antarctic explorer and geologist. His Expedition (1911-1913) went to King George V Land and Adelie Land in Antarctica to carry out geographical exploration and scientific studies, including visiting the South Magnetic Pole. He was knighted in 1914, and received the David Livingstone Centenary Medal from the American Geographic Society in 1916. A very good clean copy of this unusual publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915 First edition, first issue, lacking the Doran monogram on the copyright page and with "help him" misprint on page 257 line 4. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For a Rival Humourist / Mr Schweizer / W. Somerset Maugham / April 11, 1917." Publisher's green linen cloth, with the front panel label and spine lettering in gilt. A very good copy, with slight lean, some wear and rubbing to the extremities, bright spine gilt, some light offsetting to the endpapers, bookseller's sticker to the rear pastedown, small faint stains to the top and bottom edges of the pages, else bright and clean. Stott A21a. Of Human Bondage is a semi-autobiographical novel and is considered Maugham's masterpiece. The text is a bildungsroman featuring the protagonist Philip Carey, a clubfooted orphan who is raised by his religious aunt and uncle. From a young age, Carey yearns for adventure and moves to Paris to pursue a career in art. Subsequently, he moves to London to study medicine, where he meets the androgynous Mildred, with whom he begins a love affair that will forever alter the course of his life. Of Human Bondage was adapted into three films in 1934, 1946, and 1964. The films starred Leslie Howard and Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker, and Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak as Philip and Mildred, respectively.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        DYKE'S AUTOMOBILE And GASOLINE ENGINE INSTRUCTOR. A Standard Instructor Covering All Types of Cars and Gasoline Engines. A Modern and Practical System of Instruction with Working Models, Charts and Simple Instructions. [including] DYKE'S COURSE Of AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING. A Complete Course on the Automobile and Gasoline Engine Which Covers Construction, Operation and Repairing in Four Parts with Examination Questions. Books No. 1 - 4

      St. Louis, Mo:. (1915).. Box: 10-1/2" x 12-3/4" x 2 5th Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 4 volumes: 200, [6]; 201 - 424, [2]; 425 - 632, 32, 20; 221, [7] pp. Errata slip tipped-in to beginning of Book No. 1.. Original publisher's box. Course instruction volumes in original publisher's printed paper wrappers.. Box worn, with repaired seam. Books show some wear & soiling, with. No. 1 having a small piece lacking from the front wrapper fore-edge.. Models working, though with signs of use. An About VG to VG item.. Early 20th C. demonstration & instructional model kit for learning / teaching mechanical & automotive engineers, as well as other interested individuals, both the basic theory & practical aspects of automotive design / construction / maintenance.Ê Sherrin originally debuted his Automotive Mechanical Models in England in 1908, albeit without Dykes instruction course. Dykes subsequently purchased the copyright & patent rights for the United States, releasing them in this format, thereby expanding the educational & instructional scope of his famed Automobile & Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia. Of particular note in this set is Book No. 4, which includes a large section on early motorcycles, including the Indian, Harley Davidson, Sears, Reading Standard, and the Henderson. Other sections cover light cars, marine engines, motor boats, submarines, the Gnome & Curtiss aircraft engines and even, Stanley Steamers. OCLC records one institutional holding of the set. A rare survivor. . Course volumes profusely illustrated with 100s of cuts. Set comes with 7 working mechanical models, mounted on 5 color-printed stiff-stock boards, with accompanying explanatory key & text. Models constructed with brass, tin & steel gears, levers & cranks, representing divers engine parts & mechanisms.

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        Old Readymoney's Daughter

      Published by S. W. Partridge & Co. Ltd., Old Bailey, London circa 1915. Hard back binding in publisher's original deco designed bottle green cloth covers, black and green title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 342 printed pages of text with 12 single-sided monochrome illustrations throughout, some of these are very much in the style of Sydney Paget. Prize plate to the front free end paper, small worm hole evidence to the gutters, light rubbing to the covers and in Very Good condition and without any age toning or foxing to the paper. We currently hold in stock 7 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        IKONOGRAFIYA BOGOMATERI ("Iconography of the Virgin"). Volumes 1 & 2 (Complete set). First Edition

      Petrograd: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1915 Author: Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov. Two volumes (Complete). Text in Russian. Large 4to (11-1/4" x 7-1/2") cloth titled in gilt to spines. 387 + 451, [1] pp. Profusely illustrated in b/w and color. Previous owners: art critics Walter W. S. Cook and Meyer Schapiro. Rare complete set. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed.. HB.

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        THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD; BEING THE STORY OF THE AUSTRALASIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1911-1914. VOLUMES I & II

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company [1915] A total of 686 pages with errata slip tipped onto the title page of volume I. All color plates and photographic plates, plus the three maps in the rear pocket, are present. Variant binding without the illustrations on the covers. Bound in orignal blue cloth with lettering stamped in silver. Professionally rebacked with original cloth spines pressed on. Two neat owners' signatures to the preliminary pages of both volumes. Both volumes near fine. A very handsome set.. First US edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("R.").

      [München, um 1915]. - 1 S. 8vo. An die deutsch-französische Malerin Lou Albert-Lasard (1885-1969): "[.] hier ist der Picasso. Jaffe schickt das Vortrags-Billet [.] In der Keferstrasse ist es herrlich, der Dienstag hinter mir sagt eben extatisch: 'Das reinste Paradies' und die Arnold strahlt. Dunque - R". - In Bleistift; die rechte untere Ecke sowie verso kleine Montagespuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        WORLD WAR ONE - ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH AND JOTTINGS BOOK FROM STEPPING HILL MILITARY HOSPITAL (WWI)

      Stepping Hill, 1915. A unique WW1 item, with c. 50 contributions from patients (all soldiers injured in the great war) at Stepping Hill Military Hospital principally dating to the period 1915-1917. From the entries it is clear that the book belonged to Nurse Hicks - and as the book is inscribed To Mary (Dec. 24/06) we can surmise that it is Nurse "Mary Hicks". The entries from the wounded soldiers vary from a few lines of doggerel to a several pages of poetry or prose, some quote poems and songs of the time and others are original compositions. Some include person accounts of the war and their injuries. A few are accompanied by illustrations generally of a cartoon nature (see images) Most of the entries are dated and signed with regimental details. Entries include "How I was Wounded at Loos", "The Battle of Hooge Flanders 9th of August 1915 by one that was Their (sic)" , "Salonika", "From one of the Boys Military Hospital Stepping Hill Hazel Grove" "Private A. H. Lange Welling B. Company New Zealand Expeditionary Force", "An Account of the landing at the Dardanelles " There are also a few entries which are pre 1914. A few loose pages, but generally in very good condition. A unique and somewhat poignant item.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort. Illustrated.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Spine tanned, dampstain to edges of boards, occasional spotting to contents. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 12 plates. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "G. R., E. W. Dec. 21 1915". The recipient, Georges Rodier, was the administrator of the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, a charitable organisation devoted to helping wounded servicemen. He was a friend of Henry James, and met Wharton when they were both in Algiers in 1914. Wharton was one of the few foreigners allowed to travel to the front lines in France during the Second World War, and this volume compiles six articles on the war that were originally published in Scribner's during 1915. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Clowns Courage / The Scarlet Fairy Book / journalist John Reed copy (Ten Days that Shook the World)

      Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1915 Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1915. First Edition. Signed and inscribed, with some tongue-in-cheek it would appear, by author Scarlet on the flyleaf to journalist/social activist John Reed, with whom he was apparently friends. Yes, that's the John Reed of the Warren Beatty film "REDS", and the one known more famously in his own time for his activist history of the October 1917 Russian Revolution, "Ten Days That Shook the World", and his avid participation in Max Eastman's controversial socialist publication, The Masses. Maybe his association with...Patrick Scarlet?...is a clue to what they hey this book is all about. 12mo, red cloth boards with gilt imprinting, 133 pp. Good plus; a fairly serious spine abrasion (see scan) and a variety of soil and wear spots. Firmly bound, however. A completely baffling little book. An enigma wrapped in a ...etc. Ostensibly a series of fairy tales, but it isn't, and that's so by its own tongue-in-check admonitions near the front. "Undergraduate Rubrics in part from the Magazine of the University of ***", and "Being the Scarlet Fairy Book for Wise Children, Sick People and the Half-Grown. A breviary of rising inflections for the Disillusioned, for the Compleat Sinner, a whimsey-missal and a petty psalter for the wee small voice", and "These Grotesques made in the fellowship of them Who put Gargoyles on their Churches inscribed to the companionable Shade of that Ancient who wearied of hearing Aristides called The Just". Okay... that said, "Patrick Scarlet" is clearly, to me, pseudonymic, but he was just as clearly, under some name, someone known to Reed. Unless this is some kind of code book, this is a series of (too much energy today?) iconoclastic and linguistically over-manic "Fairy Tales" by a literature major under the influence - of something. But there IS a smattering of local-scale social satire, and, since most entries involve more-or-less maidenly characters, this could be a) an account of collegiate conquests, b) an account of attempts at same, or c) tips on how to do that. Or not. You tell me. Oddly, the book is widely available as a new (well, 2008) download from a variety of sites, but no one seems to have a clue what it is or who Patrick Scarlet was. He did know John Reed. Since the book was published in Boston, and Reed attended Harvard, perhaps "Scarlet" was a classmate. But the 1915 date is a bit late for that. And the 1916 inscription date implies someone close to Reed at that time. Boardman Robinson ? Eugene O'Neill ? Or even, masquerading as a male friend, perhaps his love, Diane Keat... I mean, Louise Bryant ? Or, just a nobody, to us ? What the heck is this thing ? Does anyone recognize the handwriting of Patrick Scarlet ? Provenance provided to purchaser. L38n

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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

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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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        THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH

      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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        THE MAGIC OF JEWELS & CHARMS

      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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        MISCELÁNEA DE ESTUDIOS Y TEXTOS ÁRABES

      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]

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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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        BOY SCOUTS IN CAMP

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Scarlet Plague

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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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        Kleine Dichtungen.

      Leipzig, Wolff, 1915 - 8°, 283 (1) S, Kart., Namenstempel a. Vors., Titelbaltt m. Zensurstempel, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Erste Buchhandelsausgabe. - Die erste Auflage wurde für den Frauenbund zur Ehrung rheinländischer Dichter hergestellt. 1000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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