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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First American edition, second issue. 12mo. 63 pp. Original blue cloth, spine a little faded, buff endpapers, in printed dust jacket with light edgewear and closed tear at head of spine, original 75 cent price blacked out and stamped "$1.00 NET" ( Clymer & Green's 3rd state of the jacket); in custom green, morocco-backed case. Clarke A2.1 . INSCRIBED by Frost to his Harvard classmate John Hallowell, class of 1901. "John Hallowell - 1901 " from "Robert Frost - 1901 "1924." Frost has added at the bottom, "Some of these were written in Harvard Days."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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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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      1915.. Orig.-Zeichnung. 30 x 24 cm. In sehr gutem Zustand. Vom Künstler eh. signiert, dat. u. bezeichnet. - Druckvorlage für ein Motiv aus der Galizien-Mappe Kasimirs.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1915. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Very good condition with no wrapper. Edited by Edric Vredenburg. Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series. Red cloth spine with black title. Pictorial boards show dozing mother cat with rocking cradle of three kittens in front of a fireplace. Colour frontis plus b/w and two tone illustrations of cats and some of dogs throughout. Top of boards and frontis damp stained. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Slight margin loss at top of title page and next four pages. A few grubby marks to last page else contents lovely, clean and bright. A nice copy of a scarce title. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, December 29th, 1915 - Behind the Front, By Aleister Crowley

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. Pages 361-376 (16 pages in this issue). Features: The Mystery of John Revelstoke Rathom, President Wilson's Confidant; Behind the Front - Impressions of a Tourist in Western Europe, by Aleister Crowley; Behind the Scenes at the Capital; Thoughts of a "Gently Hazed" American; Germany Repudiates War Plotters - Berlin Denounces Lawlessness - Consider Conspirators as Enemies; How They Make Cities in Germany, by Frank Koester; A Word with the Republicans; The Crisis with Austria; The President's Onslaught on Free Speech; Hitting Germany Hard; Financial Forum; War Bond ad; and more. Covers almost loose but present. Unmarked. Average wear. A worthy copy. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

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        Julius Verne's Reiseromane

      Lpz., Bibliographische Anstalt Adolph Schumann o. J. [ca. 1915].. Bde. 15, 23, 24, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 39-45, 47-82 (insges. 51 Bde.). kl.-8°. Mit je 1 ill. Frontisp. OLn. m. fab. Einbandill. Exlibris a. d. Innendeckeln. Tadellos. Es erschienen insges. 82 Bände. Vorhanden: 15: Reise um die Erde in 80 Tagen; 23/24: Reise durch die Sonnenwelt; 27: Der Chancellor: Tagebuch des Passagiers I. R. Kazallon / Martin Paz; 31/32: Die Entdeckung der Erde; 35/36: Die großen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts; 39/40: Der Triumph des 19. Jahrhunderts; 41/42: Die Jangada; 43: Der Archipel in Flammen; 44/45: Keraban der Starrkopf; 47: Claudius Bombarnac - Notizbuch eines Reporters; 48-50: Mathias Sandorf; 51: Robur der Sieger; 52: Ein Lotterie-Los; 53/54: Nord gegen Süd; 55/56: Zwei Jahre Ferien; 57: Kein Durcheinander; 58/59: Die Familie ohne Namen; 60/61: Mistreß Branican; 62: Das Karpatenschloss; 63: Das Dorf in den Lüften; 64/65: Der Findling; 66/67: Meisters Antifers wunderbare Abenteuer; 68/69: Die Propeller-Insel; 70: Vor der Flagge des Vaterlandes; 71: Clovis Dardentor; 72/73: Die Eissphinx; 74/75: Der stolze Orinoco; 76/77: Das Testament eines Exentrischen; 78/79: Das zweite Vaterland; 80/81: Die Gebrüder Kip; 82. (letzter Band): Die Historien des Jean-Marie Cabidoulin.

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      By hand: Siuol Na-Haub, ND (circa 1915). An illuminated manuscript on vellum done for the Renaissance Society. With the provenance of Phoebe Boyle, with her bookplate. The famed Boyle collection was dispersed in 1923 when Sotheby’s New York predecessor, Anderson Galleries, sold the Phoebe Boyle collection. Written and illuminated by Siuol Na-Huab, including 17 hand-painted miniatures or designs, title-page with original miniature, and 29 large hand-painted illuminated initials. Small folio, (21 by 15 cm), beautifully bound for the Renaissance Society in full purple morocco, the covers decorated with a central tool and four large corner pieces all in a stylized morning-glory motif within a triple-lined gilt fillet framework, the spine gilt lettered and ruled, the inner covers with purple and green morocco end-leaves gilt ruled and decorated with four large cornerpieces in a motif of thistle and morning-glories, silk end-leave. In a purple cloth covered chemise in a purple morocco backed cloth covered slipcase. [ii], 28, [1] pp. Very beautifully preserved, the morocco binding in excellent condition, the text pristine, with only a light bit of mellowing to the end-leaves and a touch of wear to the protective slipcase which has succeeded well to its purpose. A BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED, HAND-PAINTED MANUSCRIPT. THIS WONDERFUL WORK FROM THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH’S FAMOUS POEM. The work was printed a number of times and illustrated or produced specially by fine printers and binders through the years. This Illuminated, hand-painted manuscript is a unique item. ...So Friar Jerome began his Book. From break of dawn till curfew-chime He bent above the lengthening page, Like some rapt poet o'er his rhyme. He scarcely paused to tell his beads, Except at night; and then he lay And tost, unrestful, on the straw, Impatient for the coming day— Working like one who feels, perchance, That, ere the longed-for goal be won, Ere Beauty bare her perfect breast, Black Death may pluck him from the sun. At intervals the busy brook, Turning the mill-wheel, caught his ear; And through the grating of the cell He saw the honeysuckles peer, And knew 't was summer, that the sheep In fragrant pastures lay asleep, And felt, that, somehow, God was near. In his green pulpit on the elm, The robin, abbot of that wood, Held forth by times; and Friar Jerome Listened, and smiled, and understood.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Original Portrait of "Mr. Henry Newbolt."

      [Np]. [nd. but prior to 1915].. Portrait format (25.5 x 16 cm). Pen and ink, and watercolor wash on paper. Surface matted and framed under glass. Slight toning to paper, but in visible very good to fine condition (not examined out of frame). A whimsical portrait by Beerbohm of poet Henry Newbolt (1862 - 1938). Newbolt is shown in left profile, with his head and elongated nose overshadowing his reed-like body and dominating the image, waving the Union Jack in his right hand, reflecting perhaps Newbolt's service at the Admiralty and the Foreign Office during the Great War. Signed in ink "Max" and captioned "Mr. Henry Newbolt." This portrait was exhibited at Leicester Galleries in 1952, and reproduced in the TIMES in May of that year. HART-DAVIS 1095.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1915. 1. (SOWERBY,MILLICENT)illus. CINDERELLA told by Githa Sowerby. London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, no date, circa 1915. 4to (8 x 11"), cloth backed pictorial boards, nearly AS NEW IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box very slightly soiled). Quite an elaboratly produced book printed on heavy paper, this is illustrated with 12 wonderful mounted color plates plus a lovely pictorial border on each page of text, pictorial chapter headpieces and gilt pictorial endpapers. An amazing copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The World Crisis, full set of 6 British first editions, mixed printings

      Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Many consider the British edition, with its larger volumes and shoulder notes summarizing the subject of each page, aesthetically superior the U.S. Offered here is a full set of all six British first editions, mixed printings. This set is notable for its excellent shelf presentation and much better than average condition. Volumes vary in condition from truly fine to very good+. Volume III Part 1, Volume III Part 2 and Volume IV are all first edition, first printing. Volume I is first edition fifth printing. Volume II is first edition fourth printing. Volume V - The Eastern Front - is the first edition second printing. There were only two first edition printings of The Eastern Front, the second occurring in the same month as the first printing and being identical in all respects but for the copyright page. All six volumes have superior blue cloth bindings with bright gilt and only minimal shelf wear. It should be noted that Volume IV, The Aftermath, shows a small amount of the bubbling to the cloth that is endemic to this particular edition. The contents are of special note. All six volumes have clean, bright, and tight contents. We find no spotting and no inscriptions. The only previous ownership mark is a bookplate on the ffep of The Eastern Front. Even the text block edges are unusually bright and free of spotting. The first four volumes are so crisp and bright internally that it is clear they have never been read. All maps and illustrations are present and all maps are properly folded (including the notoriously fragile folding map at p.368 of The Eastern Front). Additional images available upon request. Please note that this large set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.2(I).g, A69.2(II).d, A69.2(III-1).a, A69.2(III-2).a, A69.2(IV).b, A69.2(V).b; Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        HERLAND (The Forerunner, Vol VI.)

      1915. GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. HERLAND in The Forerunner: A monthly magazine. Vol VI. No. 1-12 January 1915- December 1915. Contains the First Printing of Gliman's masterpiece of feminist Utopia: Herland. Burnt Orange cloth with printed covers & spine. Spotting and stains to end papers and some fading to edges of cloth covers, with some restoration of color to binding.

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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. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Very slightly rubbed at extremities, spotting to endpapers, edges of text block, and very occasionally to contents. A very good copy in the tanned and dulled jacket with some small chips and short splits, a closed tear along the upper spine fold, and minor pencil marks following the lines of Scrooge's face on the upper flap. First Rackham edition, first issue with the mounted frontispiece and the date printed on the verso of the title page. Scarce with the dust jacket.

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      1915. 1. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date, circa 1915. 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), maroon cloth, elaborate gilt pictorial decoration, plain endpapers, spot on half title else FINE IN PUBLISHER'S BOX with a double elephant design in green (box flaps repaired, some soil and rubbing). Illustrated with 20 beautiful tipped in color plates with lettered tissue guards (guards have elephant design) mounted on heavier cream stock surrounded by decorative borders in dull gilt over green. Text pages have a green decorative border as well. This is a great copy. Hughey 21 variant.

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        Archive of Five Official US Naval Documents and an Offprint Regarding the First Sinking of a US Submarine, F4, at Pearl Harbor

      Hawaii, US Naval Station Pear Harbor, 1915. Archive of Five Official US Naval Documents, together with a separate offprint, being the official report of the recovery of the F-4 submarine and the identification of the crew, published by the US Navy in 1916. Documents include six typed leafs from US Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, five of which have original signatures, three of which are on printed stationery with the Department ensign. Issued by the same bureau, the offprint is a separate printing from the Naval Medical Bulletin, 8vo. 8 pages, plus 4 photographic plates. Creasing to rear of offprint, otherwise the lot in very good condition. An authoritative archive of singular, signed documents, dealing solely with the recovery of the deceased officers, producing such details as arrangements for disinterment, the shipment of personal effects to next of kin, transport caskets, and embalming preparations. Confidential naval information pertaining to the salvage of USS F-4 (SS-23), which was lost at sea devastatingly near the shores of Honolulu in 1915, includes preparations for the treatment and transportation of the deceased, following recovery from the submarine sunken and trapped in the Pacific. Also with a straightforward, somewhat graphic, post-recovery account. In chronological sequence, the documents are as follows: April 6, 1915. Transportation of the deceased bodies, if recovered, with a list of names. A memorandum from W. C. Braisted, Surgeon General of the United States Navy to the Medical Officer at the U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 8vo. 2 pages, including a list of all who were onboard, 2 officers and 19 enlisted men, naming each with their rank, and their next of kin to be contacted, prepared by the Bureau of Navigation. May 13, 1915. Preparation of the remains of the naval dead. Directive from W. C. Braisted, Surgeon General, United States Navy, again to the Medical Officer, addresses appropriate conditions and supplies required for removal of the corpses and the manner in which to dress them for shipment to their families. May 13, 1915. Requisition For Services or Supplies. Folio, tri-fold printed form. Memorandum #11 listing materials required, stamped by the Navy Department, "Bringing Home Remains of Officers, etc., 1915-1916." May 25 and 26, 1915. First and second endorsements, with first mention of the rescue and recovery mission. Both typed on a single leaf, both signed, and responding to the requests of Braisted's May 13th directive. September 20, 1915. Request for postmortem medical observations. Letter from W. C. Braisted, Surgeon General, to Surgeon William Seaman in Hawaii, seeking "any observations worthy of writing up, either on the diving or the condition of the remains when removed" evidently to provide appropriate and accurate details for an article being written by Dr. French, to be published in the US Naval Medical Bulletin. "Report on the Recover, Identification, and Disposition of the Remains of the Crew of the "F-4." Authored by W. Seaman, Surgeon, US Navy. 8vo. Offprint, Reprinted from the United States Naval Medical Bulletin, Volume 10, No. 1. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916. The official and detailed account published for the Navy, which begins on 25 March 1915 when the submarine failed to return to the surface of the water. Varying opinions of the condition of the cadavers are brought to light. Rescue procedures are recounted, describing decayed human debris and other disconcerting findings. Those marines who could be identified are named, also revealing the fact that numerous bodies could simply not be identified. A fascinating, explicit document, not for the faint of heart. Only four of the dead could be identified. The 17 others were buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1940, the remnants of the vessel were buried as fill in a trench off the Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. .

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        Art Deco Fashion Sketchbooks, Four in All, with an additional canvas

      1915-1919. Containing a total of 80 original watercolors, 43 of which are pure fashion plates straight out of the wardrobe for "Downton Abbey". The fashions and aesthetic are very much of the teens and World War One era when what is known as Art Nouveau was evolving into the more angular, more abstract, more brittle, more self-consciously "Modern", of Art Deco. We can still see and enjoy the lavish and extravagant rococo flourishes of Art Nouveau while also finding traces of the streamlined looks associated with the twenties. The style of illustrations resembles that we find in "Gazette du Bon Ton", the highly sought-after French fashion magazine of the day, and we can see the possible influence of Aubrey Beardsley in the lines as well. Among the best illustrations there is a celebration of the exotic, the Oriental (a particularly Viennese version of Orientalism), the theatrical, and these aspects of the illustrations are redolent of such great illustrators as Dulac, Neilsen and their ilk. In the illustrations with theatrical allusions, conjured up are the glamourous poses by the opera divas of the day, when the likes of Geraldine Farrar or Maria Jeritza could be depended on for the flamboyant gestures that fed the enthusiasm of their huge base of fans. And then there is a small selection of other images, of ships, of an Australian dough boy, of an English cottage, that underscore the versatility of this Ernest. While the full identity of "Ernest" has yet to be established, the fineness and panache of the illustrations far exceeds that of a typical amateur, and it would seem probable that the sketches might have been done for or on behalf of a fashion house or retailer, either as drafts of ideas to be executed, renderings of what designers had already done, possibly to be copied, drafts of illustrations intended for catalogues or other promotional vehicles, or some combination. It would seem unlikely, in other words, that the drawings were merely done for the amusement of the artist. The illustrations are dated, with the earliest album also bearing the title, "Modes of 1915". The existence of this title offers indirect evidence of the artist's non-avocational purpose, in our view.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to the Vice President of the United States asking for a pardon for one of his employees

      Detroit, 11 Feb. 1915. Letter. Dark pencil notation in upper left margin. Wrinkling to each page but still a fine presentation. Normal creases from folding. Very Good with fine content. A fine two-page TYPED LETTER SIGNED to the Honorable John R. Marshall, Vice President of the United States, on Ford's personal letterhead regarding an employee whose vindictive wife and mother-in-law keep having him arrested for parole violations. Ford begins by pointing out to Marshall, whose first name was actually Thomas, that he met the young man when he was governor of Indiana. He comments on his quality of character: "He has risen rapidly in our organization and we think a great deal of him.... I ask you, who have known the boy, to kindly look into the case, believing with all my heart that he represents the kind of manhood that is a credit to our state and our nation, and I believe him fully entitled to a complete and absolute pardon.... I am not taking this matter up with you in any perfunctory way, - I know this young man personally, and his case represents an opportunity for doing constructive good to manhood which, I believe you will agree with me, is one of the best and most genuinely satisfactory things we can accomplish in life." Ford adds this typed P.S. after his SIGNATURE: "I am sorry to trouble you about such a matter, when affairs of state demand so much of your time, but having met you and appreciating your sense of and desire for justice for brother men, I feel privileged to call this to your attention. Marshall, incidentally, coined the saying: "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar."

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        Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd.,, 1915. Being a First Selection from the Literary Remains of George Boon, Appropriate to the Times, Prepared for Publication by Reginald Bliss. With an Ambiguous Introduction by H. G. Wells. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout. Ends of spines very slightly rubbed, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents. First edition, first impression, in the first issue cloth of Wells's "caustic satire aimed at those who engage in literary pomposity and pretentious high-mindedness" (Faber), including his infamous caricature of Henry James. Rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Documentos para la Historia Artística y Literaria de Aragón procedentes del Archivo de Protocolos de Zaragoza. Siglo XVI

      Zaragoza, Tipografía «La Editorial», 1915 -1917. Dos tomos en 4to. mayor; XXIV - 413 pp. y 18 láminas + XIV pp., 460 pp. y 17 láminas fuera de texto. Cubiertas originales.

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        PIERRE LE MECHANT. (Struwwelpeter imitation)

      Paris, R. Roger et F. Chernoviz, circa 1915.. FIRST EDITION, circa 1915, 330 x 240 mm, 13 x 9½ inches, red cloth spine and corners, pale grey glazed boards with large colour illustration of Peter in patched clothes, hands in pockets, looking sulky, hair messy, title in red, (30) pages. Colour and black and white illustrations throughout (unsigned), showing the antics of naughty Peter who likes to be dirty and wear torn ragged clothes, he is greedy and lazy and he has wonderful adventures which all end badly, goes up in a balloon, drives a car, but finally after he mocks the gnomes he is cleaned up and reformed. Text in prose accompanies the illustrations. Head and tail of spine and corners very slightly worn, very small scrape to top corner of upper cover, a couple of very small scrapes to lower corner, 1 light scratch to background, lower board slightly marked, front inner paper hinge neatly glued at some time. Contents very bright. Very good plus copy of scarce French version of famous German picture book 'Struwwelpeter von Heute' first published in 1910, (see Ruhle 501). Our French title is not in Baumgartner or Ruhle. The book develops only the story of Struwwelpeter, there is no mention of the other 9 Hoffmann stories. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Writings

      New York and London: Harper and Brothers,, [1915]. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes in twenty volumes. 20 volumes, octavo (237 × 158 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated throughout on Japanese vellum with photogravure. Pages nice and clean, spines darkened to brown, repaired dent to one spine, boards a little faded, an excellent set. Autograph edition, one of 153 numbered copies signed by the author. This edition, the definitive collected works, is one of the scarcest of any collected edition by a major writer of the past 150 years.

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      Hardy, Thomas. IMPORTANT THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("Sincerely Yours, Thomas Hardy"), (Max Gate, Dorchester, May 31: 1915). Single sheet of ordinary watermarked paper. Folded twice, written on 3 sides in black ink. In Very Good condition, traces of having been mounted at some point, sharply inked. To poet, critic, founder of The Savoy, Rhymers Club member, and contributor to The Yellow Book, Arthur Symons (1865-1945). It reads, it part: "My Dear Symons: I have read with much interest the papers you sent & return them herewith lest you should not have kept a fair copy. I don?t call the composition quite a story: it seems rather a study of a certain class of womankind, & mind. As you ask me for advice I daresay you mean advice in a practical sense as to the advisability of printing the MS. without reference to the goodness or otherwise of the work. Also that you wish me to speak quite frankly, whether or no my view accords with your own wishes. Candidly then, I should not, if I were you, publish the study. The present time is particularly unsympathetic with such phases of life & your reputation might not be advanced by printing this. The colossal war in which Europe is engaged must be very suggestive of many things to you & I should not be surprised to hear that the lively imagination which prompted these pages you send has exercised itself in raising some night-mare-ish vision of the terrible events that are happening..." Hardy?s relationship with gifted fellow poet Symons had been an enthusiastic one for over a decade and in Symons Hardy found a kindred spirit with whom he could entrust feelings he otherwise rarely shared. However Symons? mental health suffered an irreparable blow in 1908 when, in Venice, he suffered a psychotic break which in effect destroyed his creativity forever; he never again published the kind of superior work which won him accolades in his youth. This particular letter refers to Symons? unpublished novel about a prostitute [THE LIFE OF LUCY NEWCOME]. The subtext of this letter subtly reflects Hardy?s sensitivity toward Symons? condition; he is aware of Symons? emotional fragility and his references to the horrific nightmare of World War One on Symons? "lively imagination" appears (to us, at least) to be Hardy?s way of expressing his deeper understanding for the failure of the novel and a subtle warning that, by publishing this fiction, Symons would further expose himself to hurtful judgment of his deteriorating creative skills. Hardy wrote many exceedingly interesting letters to fellow writers. This is one of the finest we?ve had the good fortune to handle.

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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth & Co., 1915. . First edition, 8vo, (vi), 458, (4), 16 advertisement pp. A few spots. David Garnett’s copy, with his bookplate, designed by his wife, to the paste down and signature to the fly leaf. Original green cloth, some marks and rubbing. A prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, Garnett (1892-1981) was for a time Duncan Grant’s lover as well as marrying twice, first to Rachel Alice Marshall (sister to Frances Partridge) and later to Angelica Bell, Grant’s daughter with Vanessa Bell. After working on farms with Grant as conscientious objectors during World War One, he opened a bookshop in Bloomsbury with Francis Birrell, and produced numerous novels and volumes of memoirs. An excellent association. Kirkpatrick A1a.

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        Map of Western Siberia

      New York: R. Martens & Co., Inc.. unbound. very good. Wall map folded in 24 sections. Uncolored lithograph mounted on linen. Image measures 36.25" x 68.25". Rare large scale map of south western Siberia, circa 1915. Shows political boundaries, towns, waterways and major routes. Published by R. Martens & Co., a firm specializing in export trade with Russia and an early proponent of American Russian business relations. This map is a prime example of such efforts. It is unusual in not focusing on topographical or geographical features, but rather, the map's clean graphic quality indicates its application for industrial research. A unique item for pre-Cold War history enthusiasts. Scattered chipping and losses, mainly along original folds. Library stamp from American Museum of Natural History at lower right.

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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XX. Jahrgang. April 1915 - März 1916

      München, 1915 - 1916.. 2 Bände. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. V, 312 S.; VI, SS. 313-624. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Hinteres Gelenk von Bd. II leicht angebrochen. Gering bestoßen. Gute Exemplare!

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