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        The Valley of Fear

      London, George Bell and Sons. 1915, 1915. First Colonial Edition. 8vo. Publisher's deep maroon cloth titled in gilt to spine and blocked in blind to upper. A lightly used copy with the occasional mark or blemish, no inscriptions, gilt to spine dulled as usual. Generally a very good copy indeed.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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 Home of the Blizzard: being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      London: William Heinemann. 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. .

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        Some Memories of Drawings

      New York: Atlantis Editions. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES (out of a total edition of 120), SIGNED BY GEORGIA O'KEEFFE AND LEONARD BASKIN. A masterful collection of drawings O'Keeffe created between 1915 and 1963; illustrated with 21 charcoal and pencil drawings reproduced on Arches Silkscreen in 300-line screen offset lithography, each laid into a lettered folded leaf of Arches paper. Most drawings are accompanied by O'Keeffe's commentary- her first writing intended for book publication- explaining the details, setting, or inspiration for each work. Elegantly designed by Leonard Baskin and printed at The Meadows Press. New York: Atlantis Editions, 1974. Octavo, contents loose as issued in original publisher's cloth folding box with paper title label. Light wear to box, contents fine. RARE.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York,, 1915. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board and top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers, silk ribbon ties. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates on grey paper with printed tissue-guards, illustrations throughout in black and white. A pristine copy retaining the original silk ribbon ties, which are often missing, showing only faint toning to boards, else an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf.

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        La Guerre dans le Haut-Pays

      Lausanne: Chez C. Tarin, 1915. Hardcover. Near Fine. Half calf and beige cloth, gilt-stamped detail in compartmented spine, gilt-stamped lettering in burgundy and dark brown leather spine labels. Number 9 from a limited edition of 12 copies on Hollande paper, with bound in one-page holograph letter by Ramuz. Aside from some light scuffing at extremities, book is fine.

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        Quartier latin.

      Akvarell och krita. Osignerad. 33 × 41 cm. Proveniens: Konstnärens kvarlåtenskap. - Förlaga för en av Lybecks mest kända etsningar, "Quartier latin" (24,3 x 32,2 cm), utförd 1915. Den ingick i Föreningen för Grafisk konsts portfölj för 1919 (nr 238 i katalogen för minnesutställningen i Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 1952). "Bertil Lybecks ‘Quartier latin' är en humoristisk skildring från bohêmlivet i det gamla studentkvarteret i Paris. Ett konstnärspar som inte äger så mycket som en säng är stadd på flyttning i nattens stillhet från en vindskupa till en annan. Han går före och bär sängkläderna på huvudet, hon kommer trippande efter i sin tunna schal - bärande på an fågelbur" (Gunnar Wengström, Grafisk konst, Studiekamraten 1928).

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        SAIKA

      1915. [DESIGN] Saikasha. SAIKA. Tokyo 1924-9. 30 issues bound into 10 volumes (out of 36 issues bound in 12 volumes). Significant run of the SAIKA series which captured Japanese and Asian design in all its manifestations - objects, utensils. fabrics, rugs, architectural elements, lacquerware, cloisonnee etc., etc. There is a total of approximately 500 plates, of which about 100 are color woodblock printed and another dozen or so are color collotypes and color lithographs. The remainder are collotypes and offset. An interesting series, from the reference library of the Mitsukoshi Department Store. Two of the volumes are disbound with a few plates missing, but they have the original covers. Sold with all faults, and priced accordingly. Unusual set.

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        Orphelinat des Armees Assurer aux Petits Orphelins: Le Foyer et la Tendresse Maternelle l'Education au Pays. Une Carriere Appropriee a chaque Enfant. La Religion de leurs Peres

      London: The Avenue Press. very good. Poster. Lithograph mounted on linen. Image measures 40" x 60". Beautiful dramatic image calling attention to the children orphaned by World War I, circa 1915. Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was a British artist and illustrator. Minor creasing.

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        [Archive of 600+ Black-and-White Erotic and Pornographic Jazz Age, Prohibition, and Depression Era Photographs]

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Collection of 25 Autograph Letters and Notes Signed "Alfred Sharpe" to "Dear Colles" - his Literary Agent William Morris Colles, with a number of topics touched, including Sharpe's prospective book about his travels Central Africa, polemics with the Labour Party's idea of Postwar International Administration of Equatorial Africa, and politics in the Balkans during WWI].

      1915 - Various places in Britain (the majority - Elmhurst, Lancaster), 1915-1918. Various sizes, from Small Octavo (ca. 17,5x11 cm) to Quarto (ca. 23x19,5 cm). 39 pp. in total. Brown ink on various paper (blue laid paper, blue San Remo linen paper, white "Basildon Bond" paper et al.). Eighteen letters with blind stamped address "Elmhurst, Lancaster" on the upper margin, and two with the "Plâs Nantyr, Glyn" iink stamp; one letter on the printed form of "Euston Hotel, London", and one - on the form of the "Royal Societies Club, St. James's Street, London". All but one letters with the ink stamp "Received" on the first page, specifying the date of reception; all letters with blue pencil numbers apparently put by Colles. Mild fold marks, holes in one of the corners after the letters having been stapled together, some letters with minor creases and tears on the margins, but overall a very good archive of interesting letters written in a legible hand. Very interesting historically important archive of Sir Alfred Sharpe, British traveller and colonial administrator in Central Africa, who was actively engaged in the formation of the British Central Africa Protectorate (after 1964 - Malawi), became its High Commissioner (1896-1907) and later, when the colony was renamed to Nyasaland - its first governor (1907-1910). Sharpe was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) since 1891, received its Cuthbert Peak Award in 1898 and became a member of the Society's Council in 1913-1917. Much of the collection relates to the history of writing and publication of Sharpe's memoirs about his travels in Africa. The first documents regarding this date from the end of 1916 (Nov 24 and Dec 11) when Sharpe had the diaries of his journey to South Africa retyped and sent to Colles "together with 100 photos from which a choice - or all - can be taken". After that Sharpe went on another trip, writing to Colles: "I leave for Africa on Friday" (11 Dec, 1916), and already in July 1917 he sent to the agent "notes on my last journey" (9 Jul, 1917). From this time starts long correspondence about different aspects of the prospective book: what stories should be included, what should be edited or revised; whether it is possible to find paper to print a book (in wartime) et al. Some examples of the correspondence about "the Book": Sharpe is talking about his travel to the German East Africa in 1904 - "to the magnificent high district immediately north of Lake Nyasa". He encloses the diary he kept at the time saying that he can "complete a running narrative out of it" (5 March, 1918). "I can make out say 2000 or 3000 words on the German Kondeland - with a general description of that nice country, and the notes of the journey I sent you. Let me know if you want it" (6 March, 1918), "You said I owe a paper - Here is one of the Cape to Cairo fetish [?] Would it do also to incorporate as a chapter in the book?" (9 March, 1918). Sharpe's book was eventually published in 1921 by H.F. & G. Witherby under the title "The Backbone of Africa: A record of Travel During the Great War, with Some Suggestions for Administrative Reform." Other letters from the collection reveal a number of different interesting subjects: four letters touch on the idea of post-war international administration of the Equatorial Africa suggested by the Labour Party, the idea which Sharpe was a passionate opponent of: "What on earth the Labour Gentlemen have to do with our African possessions ; Their idea of a mixed up Africa governed by a mixed up international Govt is of course a farce. Does anyone really looks on it seriously?" (2 Jan, 1918). The other letters are dedicated to the article by H.G. Wells which supported the Labour's idea and was published in the Daily Mail (30 Jan 1918) under the title "The African Riddle". Sharpe wrote a reply article for the Daily Mail for 1000 words - and is asking Colles to find a magazine to publish it (5 Feb, 1918).

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        The Art of the Moving Picture

      Macmillan Company, New York 1915 - First edition. Cloth professionally restored at the spine ends, white painted background on the front board mostly rubbed away, corners rounded a bit, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. A significant association copy, Inscribed: "To Susan E. Wilcox with acknowledgement of a thousand unpayable indebtednesses -- one of which is that she read this book in manuscript from end to end and helped me in all the final patching -- when her own affairs were all too numerous for her. Vachel Lindsay. Dec. 9, 1915. Springfield, Illinois." Beside the inscription is a little drawing of a potted plant captioned "A Daisy For Thee." There are several pencil notes about the text on the rear pastedown, in an unknown hand, presumably that of Wilcox. Wilcox was Lindsay's English teacher at Springfield High School, and to whom (according to his biographer Edgar Lee Masters): "he was attached for life, calling her his best and most understanding friend," and who was probably the first and greatest influence on him as a poet. While Lindsay was both a generous signer, and not averse to penning flowery inscriptions, truly significant associations are not common. The poet's interesting take on the current and future motion picture scene, including a chapter on "California and America." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vol. 2 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Astoria

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1915. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 89 detailed maps of Astoria along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Original protective canvas cover in good condition. This volume includes Astoria Boulevard leading to "Triborough Plaza/GCP", Hell Gate Rail Bridge. Indicates Triborough Bridge location, but map only shows the bridge extending halfway over Hell Gate. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

      Vieweg, Braunschweig 1915 - 8vo (210x135 mm). iv, [2], 94 pp., 20 illustr. in text. Three-quarter cloth with paper label to spine, interior clean and unfoxed, library ink stamps to title-page. Provenance: from the library of Alfred Wegener's institute in Marburg (Physikalisches Institut der Philipps-Universität). Interesting association copy in fine condition. ---- First edition in book form of the famous work on the continental drift, the mainwork of Wegener. The text appeared first in Petermanns Mitteilungen 1912. Later editions appeared in 1920,1922 and 1929; foreign editions after 1922. Wegener began his university career at the physical institute of the University Marburg in 1909, where he worked until 1919. After his habilitation in the fields of astronomy, meteorology and cosmic physics in Marburg, he became the director of the local observatory in 1910 and in parallel worked as a lecturer at the physical institute. Wegener became widely known for his pioneering theory on continental drift, which he published in two papers in 1912, both entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente" (The origin of continents). Although it was thought ludicrous at first, it has since been confirmed and is now quite acclaimed. In 1915 he published a book-length extension of his work on continental displacements now entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane." Because of the First World War, Wegener's book went unnoticed outside Germany. In 1922, however, a third (revised) edition was translated into English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, pushing Wegener's theory of continental drift to the forefront of debate in the earth sciences. The present first edition is much rarer than the journal issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Valley of Fear.

      London, George Bell and Sons. 1915 - First Colonial Edition. 8vo. Publisher's deep maroon cloth titled in gilt to spine and blocked in blind to upper. A lightly used copy with the occasional mark or blemish, no inscriptions, gilt to spine dulled as usual. Generally a very good copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Good Soldier

      John Lane With The Bodley Head 1915 - The First UK printing published by John Lane and the Bodley Head in 1915.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.The book is tight and complete. There is mild pushing to the spine tips with a few nicks.There are a few mild rubbed spots on the front and rear covers ( see photos).The gilt titling is still very bright on the spine.The text block is darkened with age.There is a mild production crease on the main text block edge.The expected offsetting to the front and rear fly papers is present. The 16 pages of adverts (as called for ) to the rear have some mild spotting but otherwise the pages are very clean with just the very occasional spot.There are no inscriptions. Unfortunately there is NO dust jacket.A Key work of the 20th century and to many scholars ,one of the great novels of all time.The first UK edition is extremely scarce to find in any condition.This is a very attractive copy and as such is highly collectable with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Holt, 1915. First. hardcover. fine. 63pp. Slim 8vo, rebound in full black morocco, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, facsimile signature in gilt on front cover, t.e.g. New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First Edition. A fine copy, signed in full on title.

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        The Development of the Dictionary of the English Language with Special Reference to the Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary

      New York, New York, U.S.A.: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1915 Eminent researcher, called the "Father of American Lexicography" Dr. Vizetelly’s works include an extensive array of uniligual and bilingual dictionaries, works related to the making of dictionaries and to the preparation of manuscripts, encyclopedias. Includes many pictures of the machinery and printing pressed used, and several pages on the Progress of the Standard dictionary through its various stages of completion. Book is overall in very good condition, but although there is no signs of dampness, a three pairs pages are stuck together, Most others separated easily. There is one small half inch tear. Scarce book.

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        Passing of the Armies

      Putnams, New York & London 1915 - From commanding the 20th Maine (whose actions were recalled in Michael Shaara's historical fiction novel The Killer Angels and the 1993 movie Gettysburg) and earning the Medal of Honor at Little Round Top to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Colonel (later General) Chamberlain participated in many of the Civil War's pivotal moments. Posthumously published after his post war career as Governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College, this book deserves to be in any serious Civil War collection. Pencil gift inscription "1918" on free end paper, wear to head/tail of spine and bumping to corners. Text appears to be unread and is near perfect after almost a century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps

      London/Edinburgh, Blackwood & Sons, 1915., 1915. Espionage classic. FIRST EDITION: 8vo. pp. 253 + pp. 2 ads. Publisher's light blue cloth, titled in dark blue. Light and marginal browning to page edges, first gathering a little pulled, faint erasure to flyleaf, spine slightly cocked. The cloth is exceptionally clean and bright. An attractive copy of a cheaply-produced book (originally sold at a shilling a copy). Provenance: author and historian Charles Henry Waterland Mander's copy (armorial bookplate to pastedown). Buchan's famous adventurer was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Richard Hannay" [Gilbert, p.616]. Blanchard A32, Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Seebenstein.,

      1915 - Orig.-Farbradierung. 42 x 57 cm. (Plattengr.). In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. pp. vgl. Thieme-B. XIX, 582f.; Schüttler, Wien 1944; Antiquitäten-Rundschau 23. Jg. 1925, Nr. 24 - Vom Künstler eh. signiert. In der Platte bez. und dat. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        The Great European War of 1914-5 in words and pictures

      The Tip Top, London, No date. First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No date,circa 1915 Staple bound publication. A little fragile and tanned otherwise clean and complete. Apparently produced when people were still optimistic about the duration and possibly prior to to the involvement of Italy in 1915. Size: Landscape approx 9" x 6". 6 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Europe; 1900-1920; Children. Inventory No: 16532.

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        The Splendors of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. Hand Coloured Illustrations. Limited Edition. Official Publication

      [San Francisco]: Robert Reid. Good with no dust jacket. [1915]. First Edition. Hardcover. [Published by Robert Reid]. Page dimensions: oblong 20" by 15". 134 pages. 32 Hand-coloured photographic illustrations. An unnumbered copy, without the certificate. Half leather binding (white suede). Leather spine and corners moderately grubby and rubbed. Moderate spots of foxing to endpapers. Some dampstains to lower margins of last few leaves. Tissue guards present to all plates. "The transcendent success of the grand Exposition, honoring the triumphant completion of the Panama Canal, graphically marks an inspiring epoch in American history." Contents includes: Avenue of Palms; Court of the Universe from the Tower of Jewels; Esplanade, Western End; Hawaii, Australia, Philippines, China, Japan; Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio; Palace of Education from Fine Arts Lagoon; Palace of Machinery; Palace of Varied Industries; Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York; Night Illumination of the Beautiful Tower of Jewels; The Zone. ; Folio .

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        PALACE OF FINE ARTS AND LAGOON PANAMA- PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, 1915

      San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, [1915].. Narrow small octavo. Publisher's forest green leather, stamped in orange. Frontis and plate in photogravure. Spine a shade sunned, with rubbing at tips, but an otherwise fine copy, partially unopened. First edition of this monograph by Maybeck on his design for the Palace, amplified from a speech he delivered to the Commonwealth Club, with an introduction by Frank M. Todd. One of the two photogravures is directly attributed to William Hood, the Southern Pacific RR Chief Engineer and amateur photographer, and it is likely the frontispiece is by him as well. This copy is in the publisher's rather uncommon deluxe binding, and is accompanied by an original silver print (165 x 90 mm) of a photograph of a different view of the Palace and Lagoon, at night, with fireworks, tipped to a larger sheet of stiff card. While there is no way to confirm that it originally accompanied this book on publication, it is of appropriate vintage, and sympathetic in style to Hood's photo of the Palace and Lagoon on "A Foggy Night" which is the basis for the second photogravure in the book. The silver print is oxidized toward the edges, but the image is not obscured significantly. This slim publication is the highly important and influential Bay-area architect's only book.

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        Vol. 2 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Astoria

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1915 - This volume includes Astoria Boulevard leading to "Triborough Plaza/GCP", Hell Gate Rail Bridge. Indicates Triborough Bridge location, but map only shows the bridge extending halfway over Hell Gate. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 89 detailed maps of Astoria along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Original protective canvas cover in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EARLE COLLECTION OF EARLY STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY.

      - Illustrating over seven hundred different pieces. With an introduction by Frank Falkner, and a supplementary chapter by T. Sheppard. Containing upwards of two hundred and seventy half-tone reproductions in sepia and ten full-page plates in colour. Pp. xlvi+240, 10 coloured plates with tissue guards, numerous sepia illustrations, bibliographical notes; roy. 4to; brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, slightly flecked, edges lightly rubbed, the corners bruised; t.e.g., others uncut; hinges starting, tissue guard to frontispiece torn, a little light foxing and occasional slight soiling; A. Brown and Sons, London, 1915. First edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Russian Silhouettes: More Stories of Russian Life

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. First American edition. Hardcover. Translated by Marian Fell. A posthumously released collection of short stories from one of the master of the format. A clean very near fine in a very near fine dust jacket that is lightly soiled and has some small edge tears and a tiny chip at the top of the spine. This is the first copy I've ever seen with a dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The works of Ivan Turgenieff

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. Complete in seven volumes. Translated from the Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood.8vo. Approx. 300 to 700 pages per vol. Custom rebind by Brentano, stamped in small block type to front free end papers. 3/4 brown leather over custom blue and green boards. Raised bands with gilt titles to two of six spine compartments. Top edges gilt. Black and red title pages.All volumes are straight, tight, and clean, close to fine. No chipping fraying, or tearing. Rubbing to corners. Text blocks and hinges are tight. Interiors are clean, crisp and unmarked. No foxing. Large print.Contents:1-Spring Freshets and other Stories. Smoke.2-The Brigadier and other Stories. On the Eve.3-Rudin. Phantoms and other Stories.4-First Love and other Stories. The Jew and other Stories.5-The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other Stories. Fathers and Children.6-Virgin Soil. A Reckless Character and other Stories.7-Memoirs of a Sportsman. A Nobleman's Nest 

      [Bookseller: Dave Rottman Rare Books]
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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: The Macmillan Comapany, 1915 - First Edition, First Issue "Set up and Electrotyped. April 1915". 8vo. 246, [6, ads] pp. Blue cloth, stamped in gold and black. Fine in half blue morocco and cloth slipcase with chemise. Bookplate of DeGolyer Collection, University of Texas. Johnson, High Spots of American Literature, 56 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cathay

      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1915. Translations ... for the most part from the Chinese of Rihaku, from the notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the deciphering of professors Mori and Ariga. Octavo. Original tan wrappers printed in black. Wrappers slightly rubbed and very slightly marked, and a few small spots to the untrimmed fore-edges, but still a very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Lippincott. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur. Color frontispiece and 11 other mounted color plates by Arthur Rackham. Many b/w line drawings. 4to, white vellum, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Uncut edges, t.e.g. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, no date, [1915]. Limited Edition - one of only 100 copies, signed by Rackham. An absolutely fine, bright copy, except for the missing silk ties.

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        Berichte über Handel und Industrie. Zusammengestellt im Reichsamt des Innern, Bd. 11 (1908) – Bd. 22 (1915).

      Berlin, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1908 – 1915. - In Jahresbänden gebündelte Bericht-Sammlung über die Wirtschafts- und Strukturentwicklung einzelner Länder und Weltregionen mit einem gewissen Schwerpunkt auf dem Fernen und Mittleren Osten sowie Mittel- und Südamerika. Die Bände enthalten jeweils eine Vielzahl detaillierter, facettenreicher Berichte über Produktionsschwerpunkte und Branchenentwicklungen sowie die Wirtschafts- und Handelsbeziehungen der betreffenden Länder. Die Bericht-Sammlung des Reichsamtes stellt somit einen unermeßlichen Fundus an Informationen, Analysen und Schilderungen über die weltweite Industrieproduktion sowie im Besonderen über das industrielle und sozial-ökonomische Profil zahlreicher, auch exotischer Staaten am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkrieges dar und ist eine erstklassige Quelle zur Erforschung der deutschen und internationalen Wirtschafts- und Handelsgeschichte in dieser Ära. Die Bände mit jeweils ca. 800 S. Enthalten sind zahlreiche Tabellen, ferner teils großformatige, mehrfach gefaltete Karten, vereinzelt auch Fotos. Jeder Band mit Inhaltsverzeichnis sowie alphabetischem Inhaltsregister, so daß Abhandlungen zu einzelnen Staaten und Regionen sehr leicht auffindbar sind. de 24000 Bd. 14 mit kleiner Schramme am oberen Buchrücken, Bd. 15 etwas heller als die anderen Bände. Sonst alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand; auch innen durchweg frische Exemplare; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. In toto sehr gut erhaltene geschlossene Reihe dieses sehr seltenen Werkes zur internationalen Wirtschafts- und Handelsentwicklung, das zu nahezu allen Einzelstaaten detaillierte Informationen und wirtschaftlichen Strukturdaten bereithält. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Fachliteratur: Wirtschaftsgeschichte). Hier auch die Inhaltsverzeichnisse aller Bände in chronologischer Reihenfolge. Hier Herbst-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf alle Angebote bis zum 15. Oktober 2013. Bände 11 bis 22 (erschienen: 1908 – 1915). Schwarze Original-Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln; Buchdeckel in mehrfarbiger (rot-brauner) Marmorierung und mit Leinenecken; mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt.

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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 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Indian pictures;: Facsimiles of paintings in water-colour and engravings of drawings in black-and-white

      Frederick A. Stokes Co. B00085KAP2 Folio, six beautiful color plates, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, few small stains to covers, two colored lines on red cloth binding of rear cover near spine, one black, one light blue-ish white, scrape marks of some kind perhaps? Front hinge cracked and repaired with binder's tape along seam of FFEP and 2nd page, previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Association Copy: Augustus Peabody Loring II (1915-1986), son of Augustus Peabody Loring, whose papers and notes from 1896-1926 are housed Harvard Library's Special Collections. ~Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Insurance provided free of charge. . Good. 1899.

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Four Works in French: Le Sens de la Mort, L' Ecuyere, La Geole, Coeur Pensif Ne Sait Ou Il Va

      Paris: Librairie Plon, 1915, 1921, 1923, and 1924 respectively., 1915. Text in French. 4 volumes; 8vo. Various Limited Editions, numbered. Dark blue half crushed morocco, spines in five compartments with two red labels and decorative onlay brown and orange floral motifs; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A fine collection in a superb binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Original drawing of "Zilpha March," an illustration for Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology

      n.p., n.d.. Pencil and gouache on masonite. Approx. 12 x 14-1/2 inches. Framed. Signed with initials ("BR"). Ex-Metropolitan Museum of Art . An intriguing work depicting a man reading and looking up in wonder at the literary figures surrounding him which he has conjured up while reading. These figures are derived from the lines of "Zilpha Marsh" in The Spoon River Anthology: "And after that the spirits swarmed-Chaucer, Caesar, Poe and Marlow, Cleopatra and Mrs. Surrat-" (page 221 of the First Edition, 1915). Done in 1942 for the Limited Edited Club

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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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