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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        IMPORTANT THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("LOVE TO ALL, ALLAN"), FROM ALLAN BEATTIE TO MARC (BOWMAN), A TWELVE-PAGE SURVIVOR'S ACCOUNT OF THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA]

      Folkestone [England]. May 15, 1915.. [12]pp. Pen and ink on letterhead of Coman's Hotel, 21 & 23 Castle Hill Avenue. 15 lines per page (approximately 750 words). Quarto. With typed transcript. Old folds, large pinhole in top center margin. Old envelope of Lewis-Clark Hotel, Lewiston, Idaho, with "Allan Beatty's letter" in ink. Fine. In a half morocco and cloth box, leather labels. A dramatic and detailed account by a survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania. Allan Beattie, eighteen, of Winnipeg, travelling Second Cabin with his mother Grace, was sitting on the hurricane deck when the ship was struck. "I got an awful smash in the back from the water and was thrown about thirty feet on my face. I got up and ran down stairs people were pouring up from the decks below and I caught sight of Mother. I ran up to her and kissed her goodbye, then I lost her for a while....I thought to myself I haven't much of chance if I don't get a life belt so I thought a minute and then rushed down to my own stateroom and grabbed my own belt....I had to hang on the side of my bed to get a hold of it. The lights were practically all out." He gave away the first life belt he found, then went down three decks to his stateroom to get his own life belt. Returning topside despite "a pretty hard time," he met his mother again. "She says, 'I am not nervous I don't think there is much danger do you?' I replied that 'It looked about as bad as it could' and I told her to take my life belt but she refused, I made her put it on after promising that I would get another. I kissed her goodbye again and just as I got the top straps of her life belt tied, the boat went down. I was sent sliding the whole width of the deck." Allan was flung free, and was soon picked up by a life boat. He describes how the boat soon became perilously crowded. When another boat was located, survivors were shifted across. In due course his boat was rescued by the Flying Fish, and the survivors were brought to Queenstown. Beattie (whose first name is given as "Allen" in the NEW YORK TIMES list of survivors), writes his correspondent: "Mother is gone, and altho we have not heard of her I don't think that she can be alive." Beattie appears to have been one of the Lusitania survivors who were profoundly traumatized by the incident. He was rejected from military service because of poor eyesight and was reported to have suffered a series of breakdowns beginning in 1920, and was unable to hold steady employment. A remarkable, detailed narrative by a survivor of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 20th century, written in the immediate aftermath of the event, by a young man whose actions show proof of calmness in the tumult.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Erde auf Erden

      Wien, Privatdruck 1915.. gr.-8°. 8 Bll., tlw unaufgeschn. Ogeh. Papierbed. gebräunt. Umschl. staubfl. EA. Raabe 282.6; Giebisch 430 - "Privatim als Manuskript gedruckt in 100 Exemplaren. Von der Zensurbehörde genehmigt" (Druckvermerk). - Nur diese erste Ausgabe enthält noch das Gedicht "Ekel vor Europa", das in der zweiten Ausgabe v. 1920 durch das Gedicht "Klagegesang 1915" ersetzt wurde. - Hugo Sonnenschein, 1890 in Gayo in der Nähe von Brünn geboren, war ein umtriebiger Autor mit Beziehungen zu Robert Musil, Franz Werfel und Leo Trotzki. Unter dem Pseudonym Sonka veröffentlichte er 20 expressionistische Lyrikbände, war Mitbegründer der kommunistischen Partei in der Tschechoslowakei. Nach seiner Befreiung aus Auschwitz war er mit der Führungsmannschaft seiner Partei in Moskau. In der Tschechoslowakei wurde er aus politischen Gründen verhaftet und starb am 20. Juli 1953 im Zuchthaus Mirov an Tuberkolose.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        SOUVENIR OF THE GREAT WAR

      1915. Very Good. [First World War]. (CHURCHILL, Winston, et al.). "A SOUVENIR OF THE GREAT WAR." Circa 1914-1915. A piece of linen, 19 1/2 by 24 1/2 inches, printed with 28 portraits of heads-of-state and political and military leaders, mostly from England and Commonwealth countries, but also including those from allied countries: France, Belgium, Serbia, Russia and Japan. A central motif representing Britain's pact with Belgium, wherein Britain promised to aid Belgium if her neutrality was breached, is superimposed over flags of the allied nations. "A scrap of paper," the German Chancellor von Bethman-Hollweg's derisive remark about the pact, is printed next to the document with an arrow pointing toward it. But arching above and below the document are the phrases "Liberty & Peace" and "Our Word Our Bond." Portraits of Lord Kitchener, General Joffre, Grand Duke Nicholas, and General French, the top British, French and Russian military leaders, are printed above the pact. The remaining portraits form a border around the cloth; moving clockwise from the right corner, they are: King of Servia [sic], Czar of Russia, General Botha, Gen. Smith Dorrien, Gen. D. Henderson, Gen. Allenby, Col. Sam Hughes, King of Belgium, General Le Man, Lord Landsdowne, Rear Admiral Beatty, Hon. Winston Churchill, Lord Fisher, Admiral Jellicoe, Gen. Douglas Haig, Sir Edward Grey, Pres. Poincare, Hon. A. Bonar Law, Hon. H. H. Asquith, Lord Roberts, Maharajah of Behar, Viceroy of India, King George V, Mikado. Printed in sepia, red, blue and yellow, and mounted on mat board; the cloth is lightly age-toned, and the blue has faded to light grey, but very good overall.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann,, 1915. Large octavo. Original purple cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine, top edge stained purple. With the pictorial dust jacket designed by Rackham. With 12 full-page colour plates, captioned tissues printed in brown, numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Some occasional light foxing, small ownership stamp to half-title, an excellent copy in the dust jacket with a couple of minor nicks to the spine tips, an excellent copy. First Rackham edition. Rare in this condition with the dust jacket.

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        PHYSIK. 1915 EINSTEIN two 1sts on RELATIVITY + Papers by PLANCK, LORENTZ

      Berlin: B.G. Teubner 1915., 1915 Einstein, Albert. PHYSIK 1915 [EINSTEIN two 1sts on RELATIVITY + Papers by PLANCK, LORENTZ]. Leipzig & Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1915. - viii, 762 pp; 106 illus.; ads. First Edition. Thick 4to. [10.2" x 7.1"] Bound in the original gilt-stamped half brown cloth over patterned paper covered boards. A splendid example. Contains: Einstein's Die Relativitätstheorie Published in Die. Kultur der Gegenwart, pages 703 to 713 & Theoretische Atomistik Published in Die Kultur der Gegenwart, pages 251 to 263. Einstein's two papers are Weil 71 & 70. [This volume precedes by one year Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, The first full exposition of general relativity: Annalen der Physik, 1916, Fourth Series, Volume 49. Weil 80.] An escentially fine copy with a bit of excellent mending to the extremties of the spine. Other contributions by Nobel laureates are: Planck: Das Prinzip der kleinsten Wirkung" (pp. 692-702); Planck: "Verhältnis der Theorien zueinander&q! uot; (732-737); Lorentz: "Die Maxwellsche Theorie und die Elektrontheorie" (311-333); Ferdinand Bra. un: "Die drahtlose Telegraphie" (359-381); Zeeman: "Magnetooptik" (627-650) & Others. The 1915 issue of PHYSIC precedes the first full appearance in print of Einstein's fundamental statement of the general theory of relativity. "Whereas Special Relativity had brought under one set of laws the electromagnetic world of Maxwell and Newtonian mechanics as far as they applied to bodies in uniform relative motion, the General Theory did the same thing for bodies with the accelerated relative motion epitomized in the acceleration of gravity. But first it had been necessary for Einstein to develop the true nature of gravity from his principle of equivalence. Basically, he proposed that gravity was a function of matter itself and that its effects were transmitted between contiguous portions of space-time. Thus the universe which Newton had seen, and for which he had constructed his apparently impeccable mechanical laws, was not the real universe. Einstein's paper gave not only a corrected picture of the universe but also a fresh set of mat hematical laws by which its details could be described. (The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine. Part III. R.WE. Clark, Einstein, New York, 1984. Grolier/Horblit 26c; PMM 408; Weil 80;. Norman 695). Custom embossed brown fine cloth clipcase in fine condition. . First Edition.

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        JAPANESE FAIRY TALES

      1915. 1. HEARN,LAFCADIO. JAPANESE FAIRY TALE SERIES rendered into English by Hearn. Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, no date, circa 1915. There are 5 volumes of Japanese fairy tales, each 5 1/2 x 7 3/4", bound with silk ties and printed on crepe paper. They are housed in the publisher's folding cloth case with pictorial lining and ivory clasps. The spine of the case is faded and the two joints on either side of the backstrip are neatly reinforced. The case is sound and complete with the ivory clasps. Without exception, each book is in FINE bright condition with the delicate silk ties intact and they all have their ORIGINAL RICE PAPER SLEEVES. Each of the 5 volumes is hand-colored with beautiful creped woodblock illustrations. Included are the following titles (all large paper copies): The Boy Who Drew Cats; The Goblin Spider; The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling; The Fountain of Youth and Chin Chin Kobakama. Although not first issues, this is an amazing set of Hearn's titles. See BAL v. 4 p.75 and #'s 7930, 7932. 7937, 7939, 7975.

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        Selbstporträt mit Hut und Brisago. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1915.

      - 41 : 33,5 cm. Auf dem Orig.-Keilrahmen. – Gerahmt.

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        Flora delle Alpi illustrata. Seconda edizione ampliata.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1915, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela, pp. XX-136 con 43 tav. doppie cromolit. f.t. A tutti gli effetti ? questa la prima edizione, nei Manuali Hoepli

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        PEEK-A-BOOS AND MR. PLOPPER

      1915. 2. PRESTON,CHLOE. THE PEEK-A-BOOS AND MR. PLOPPER. Lond.: Henry Frowde: Hodder & Stoughton, no date inscribed 1915. 4to, boards, pictorial paste- on, slight soil and rubbing, VG+. The 2 little peek-a-boo children hook up with a humanized beaver named Mr. Plopper. The book features a world full of humanized animals on the order of Beatrix Potter but starring two wide-eyed little children. Featuring 8 color plates, many line illus. and pictorial endpapers.

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        EARNEST WORK FOR EARNEST WORKERS

      National Capital Press Washington D. C. 1915. First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear. ; Signed by author. A little book of suitable work and social work for women including Junior Leagues, Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, YWCA's and more. ; 137 pages; Signed by Author

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        PRINZESCHEN IM WALDE

      1915. 2. OLFERS,SIBYLLE.PRINZESCHEN IM WALDE von Sibylle v. Olfers. Esslingen und Munchen: J.F. Schreiber, no date, circa 1915. 4to (9 x 11 1/3"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover rubbing, VG+. First edition. The story tells about a beautiful princess who lived in the forest with berry and fruit children. Illustrated by Olfers with rich and beautiful full page chromolithographs covering the entire page plus pictorial endpapers. This is a companion to Olfers' "Root Children" and a terrific book. (See Hurlimann p. 207, 5 Yrs. Childs. Bks. p. 106 for other.)

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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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        Nouvelle Iconographie De La Salpêtrière Tome XXVII 1914-1915

      Masson 1915 Petit in-40, demi-chagrin grenat d'époque, titre gravé, 424 pages. Très belle iconographie in et hors-texte Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        INGRID BERGMAN - Autografo su foto

      Larghezza cm:17,7 - Altezza cm:18,5 - Condizioni del prodotto:Buone - Pos:FD17 - FOTOGRAFIA ORIGINALE CON SALUTI E FIRMA AUTOGRAFA IN ORIGINALE AD INCHIOSTRO NERO Ingrid Bergmann ( Stoccolma 1915 - Londra 1982 ) CERTIFICAZIONE DI AUTENTICITA' E PROVENIENZA ALLEGATE

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        LA STORIA DELLE FAMIGLIE ROMANE di... Con note ed aggiunte del Comm. Carlo Augusto Bertini.

      Collegio Araldico s.d. [1915] 2 parti in un gr. vol. in-4, pp. (4), 463, (2); 255, bella leg. m. perg. coeva con angoli e tass. al d. Ediz. di soli 200 esempl. numerati (ns. nr. 118). Ex libris nobiliare. Di ogni famiglia viene proposta la storia e il relativo disegno araldico. Spreti 99. Belliss. esempl. [333]

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

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

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        Youth

      London I Narodiezky, Printer 1915. Original brown paper wrappers, detached and chipped. Contents firm First Edition Brown paper wrapper 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 18pp. The second of only three books published by the author in an edition of about 100 copies.

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        Originale tegninger til 'Flyvebaaden Danmark' af Axel Moe.

      13 originale tegninger udført som illustration til "Flyvebaaden Danmark", udsendt af Chr. Erichsens Forlag (København) i 1915. Alle signerede og dateret 1913. Tegningerne har nogenlunde samme størrelse, 24 x 17 cm. Sandsynligvis komplet.. Fin række af originale tegninger til en tidlig dansk science fiction-roman. Mesteren er Karl Hansen Reistrup (1863-1929), der bl.a. blev uddannet i Paris. Reistrup havde et bredt favnende talent og har lavet stor keramisk kunst for Kählers værksted, dekorative malerier i skønvirke-stilen, dekorationer til Københavns Rådhus og Aarhus Teater, skulpturer - især elefanterne på Carlsberg - og ikke mindst bogillustrationer. Her må fremhæves et par fine tegninger af et Jules Verne-inspireret luftskib

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        THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH

      Garden City: Doubleday Page & Company Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1915. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers.. A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket with light. wear along top and bottom edges, damp stain at lower spine end, 20 x. 25 mm v-chip at lower left corner of rear panel, 15 mm closed tear at. lower edge of rear panel, and dust soiling to same; the stunning. front panel illustration (reproducing Green's color frontispiece) is. bright. A nice example of this scarce jacket. (#143135). First edition. An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210.

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        Jessie Willcox Smith Autograph Letter

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

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        The History of the Harlequinade.

      2 vols. London: Martin Secker 1915. With colour plates in pochoir. 311 + 311 pp. Publisher's cloth, hinges a little weak, spines a little bumped

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        The Swan (print)

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

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        PHYSIK. 1915 EINSTEIN two 1sts on RELATIVITY + Papers by PLANCK, LORENTZ

      Berlin: B.G. Teubner 1915., 1915 Einstein, Albert. PHYSIK 1915 [EINSTEIN two 1sts on RELATIVITY + Papers by PLANCK, LORENTZ]. Leipzig & Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1915. - viii, 762 pp; 106 illus.; ads. First Edition. Thick 4to. [10.2" x 7.1"] Bound in the original gilt-stamped half brown cloth over patterned paper covered boards. A splendid example. Contains: Einstein's Die Relativitätstheorie Published in Die. Kultur der Gegenwart, pages 703 to 713 & Theoretische Atomistik Published in Die Kultur der Gegenwart, pages 251 to 263. Einstein's two papers are Weil 71 & 70. [This volume precedes by one year Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, The first full exposition of general relativity: Annalen der Physik, 1916, Fourth Series, Volume 49. Weil 80.] An escentially fine copy with a bit of excellent mending to the extremties of the spine. Other contributions by Nobel laureates are: Planck: Das Prinzip der kleinsten Wirkung" (pp. 692-702); Planck: "Verhältnis der Theorien zueinander&q! uot; (732-737); Lorentz: "Die Maxwellsche Theorie und die Elektrontheorie" (311-333); Ferdinand Bra. un: "Die drahtlose Telegraphie" (359-381); Zeeman: "Magnetooptik" (627-650) & Others. The 1915 issue of PHYSIC precedes the first full appearance in print of Einstein's fundamental statement of the general theory of relativity. "Whereas Special Relativity had brought under one set of laws the electromagnetic world of Maxwell and Newtonian mechanics as far as they applied to bodies in uniform relative motion, the General Theory did the same thing for bodies with the accelerated relative motion epitomized in the acceleration of gravity. But first it had been necessary for Einstein to develop the true nature of gravity from his principle of equivalence. Basically, he proposed that gravity was a function of matter itself and that its effects were transmitted between contiguous portions of space-time. Thus the universe which Newton had seen, and for which he had constructed his apparently impeccable mechanical laws, was not the real universe. Einstein's paper gave not only a corrected picture of the universe but also a fresh set of mat hematical laws by which its details could be described. (The Haskell Norman Library of Science and Medicine. Part III. R.WE. Clark, Einstein, New York, 1984. Grolier/Horblit 26c; PMM 408; Weil 80;. Norman 695). Custom embossed brown fine cloth clipcase in fine condition. . First Edition.

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        Zeitgemässes über Krieg und Tod. (Separatabdruck)

      Separatabdruck aus: Imago, 1915-16, 4 (1): 1-21. Meyer-Palmedo/Fichtner 1915b. "Herrn Dr van Emden" in Freuds Handschrift (beglaubigt von Prof. G. Fichtner) auf der Titelseite. Sehr wahrscheinlich von Freud an den niederländischen Psychoanalytiker van Emden gegeben, der diesen Text ins Niederländische übersetzte. Letzte Seite fehlt, ersetzt durch Originalseite aus der Zeitschrift. Ein Exemplar der niederländischen Übersetzung liegt bei, mit der Notiz "v.d.s." (= vom Autor).

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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

      The Avenue Press 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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        A Christmas Carol

      First Edition thus Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front board, with printed end sheets and with the top edge of the text block stained blue. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/4". In a very good- dust jacket with 1/3" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area, which is tanned and rubbed, and with tiny nicks at the upper fore corners of the panels. 147 pages of text with 11 color plates and a frontispiece by Arthur Rackham as well black and white line art as as head and tailpieces throughout the text. All of the color plates are protected with with titled tissue guards. An excellent, handsome and highly collectible copy in its scarce dust jacket. Our code number = TB26329

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        Moor Park, Rickmansworth. A Series of Photographs

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1915.. Octavo. Green paper boards, black lettering, no dust jacket. Very Rare. A Fine Copy. 55pp, with 20 tipped in photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Introduction by Lady Ebury. Previous owner's name.

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        A house of pomegranates. With sixteen illustrations by Jessie M. King.

      Ldn., Methuen Coy. Ltd.. 1915. 4to. Forlagets blå dekorerte originale shirtingbind.Ubeskåret. VI, 162 s. Med innklebede farveplansjer. 4to. Publishers blue decorated cloth. Uncut. VI, 162 pp. With mounted colour plates.. Ryggen noe bleket og en med en liten rifte i ytre, bakre fals. Spine a bit sunfaded and having a small tear in outer,rear hinge

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        THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH

      Garden City: Doubleday Page & Company Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1915. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers.. Mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a near fine copy in very. good four-color pictorial dust jacket with age-darkened spine panel. and some mild edge wear and rubbing; the stunning front panel. illustration (reproducing Green's color frontispiece) is bright. A. nice example of this scarce jacket. (#111958). First edition. An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210.

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        SOUVENIR OF THE GREAT WAR

      1915. Very Good. [First World War]. (CHURCHILL, Winston, et al.). "A SOUVENIR OF THE GREAT WAR." Circa 1914-1915. A piece of linen, 19 1/2 by 24 1/2 inches, printed with 28 portraits of heads-of-state and political and military leaders, mostly from England and Commonwealth countries, but also including those from allied countries: France, Belgium, Serbia, Russia and Japan. A central motif representing Britain's pact with Belgium, wherein Britain promised to aid Belgium if her neutrality was breached, is superimposed over flags of the allied nations. "A scrap of paper," the German Chancellor von Bethman-Hollweg's derisive remark about the pact, is printed next to the document with an arrow pointing toward it. But arching above and below the document are the phrases "Liberty & Peace" and "Our Word Our Bond." Portraits of Lord Kitchener, General Joffre, Grand Duke Nicholas, and General French, the top British, French and Russian military leaders, are printed above the pact. The remaining portraits form a border around the cloth; moving clockwise from the right corner, they are: King of Servia [sic], Czar of Russia, General Botha, Gen. Smith Dorrien, Gen. D. Henderson, Gen. Allenby, Col. Sam Hughes, King of Belgium, General Le Man, Lord Landsdowne, Rear Admiral Beatty, Hon. Winston Churchill, Lord Fisher, Admiral Jellicoe, Gen. Douglas Haig, Sir Edward Grey, Pres. Poincare, Hon. A. Bonar Law, Hon. H. H. Asquith, Lord Roberts, Maharajah of Behar, Viceroy of India, King George V, Mikado. Printed in sepia, red, blue and yellow, and mounted on mat board; the cloth is lightly age-toned, and the blue has faded to light grey, but very good overall.

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        The Pulleyns of Yorkshire.

      Leeds: J. Whitehead, 1915. xii, 798pp, [1, errata]; i+ plates and folding folding map. 1st ed., clean in worn original blue cloth. Many fine photo plates. Very scarce.

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        The Sea-Hawk (Sea Hawk)

      Martin Secker London: Martin Secker. 1915. First. First edition. Some modest spotting to the boards, lettering rubbed but easily readable, a near very good copy lacking the rare dustwrapper. Along with Captain Blood and Scaramouche, one of a trio of swashbuckling novels that helped to define the genre. This was the basis for one of the great silent adventure films, directed in 1924 by Frank Lloyd and featuring Milton Sills as the Sea Hawk, with Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace MacDonald, Marc McDermott, and Wallace Beery. Also well-known is the 1940 Michael Curtiz swashbuckler with Errol Flynn, which kept the Sabatini title but used an original story-line loosely based on the exploits of Sir Francis Drake and modified to draw obvious parallels to England on the verge of WWII. .

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        CAMPBELL'S ABSTRACT Of CREEK INDIAN CENSUS CARDS And INDEX

      Pheonix Job Printing Muskogee, OK:: Pheonix Job Printing,. 1915.. 4to. 1st edition. 430, [10], 223 pp.. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on front board. Red edgestain. Green & white marbled eps.. A Very Good copy (binding has some soiling in sections/bpt). Ex-lib. with bpt & small stamp in upper margin of Preface page.. The publication of this book was for the Creek Indians to claim their land titles which were often misrepresented by the Government after the making of certain treaties. These records represent the first effort at cross- indexing, the purpose being to locate the different members of any particular family. (From the Preface). This copy has both versions: the Index for both for the Office of the Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes & the Office of the Superintendent. Uncommon - no copies at auction in the last 25 years.

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        CRANIA GROENLANDICA: A Description of Greenland Eskimo Crania with an Introduction on the Geography and History of Greenland.

      Copenhagen: Andr. Fred. Host & Son, 1915.. 1st Edition: 234 pp, fold-out map 65cms. x 75cms, 52 photographs of crania and mandibles, 4 maps, 6 views, tables. In text, 40 portraits, maps, figures, 19 diagrams, 74 graphs and 133 tables of measurements. Published with assistance of 'The Carlsberg Fund'. Initiated in 1905, when Furst, then Professor of Anatomy at the University of Lund, was invited to study crania brought back from Amdrup's expedition to Greenland. High quality photographic reproductions of cranial bones and mandibles by Otto Mattsson of the Lund Anatomical Institute. The study was intended for anthropologists, and the maps, photographs, text and bibliography provide context for a thesis about the possible intermixture between earlier northern colonists and Eskimos. a most unusual and fascinating chronicle. "The present work was initiated in 1905, when Hansen invited Fürst to study the East Greenland crania brought home from Amdrup's expedition. Fürst suggested that since so many descriptions of smaller sets of Eskimo crania had been made, we should both undertake researches involving the measurement and description of all the Greenland Eskimo crania preserved in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian Museums, and also try to include any other collections in foreign museums that might be of special importance for the work." (Preface). Original half cloth papered boards. A very large heavy book. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Small repair to rear cover, covers slightly stained, bottom of spine has a small split, very small spot on contents page, which touches rear of map and first page (see photo), Minor spotting to page edges only. Overall Very Good condition.

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        Nécropoles Puniques de Carthage. Premiere - (Deuxieme) Partie. (1. Carnets de Fouilles avec une Introduction par D. Anziani. 2. Etudes diverses).

      Paris, Auguste Picard, 1915. Large 8vo. Bound in 2 solid full cloth. Handwritten paperlabels on spines.(Textvol. + Platevol.). XLIII,621 pp., textillustrations, large folded plan (a tear to folding, no loss) and 339 plates. (all). Stamp to first titlepage. Text and plates clean and fine.. First edition of this classic work on Tunisian archeology

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        A Direct Photoelectric Determination of Plank's "h".[Lancaster: American Physical Society], 1916. First edition.

      Rare offprint issue of Millikan's famous determination of Planck's constant "that led to Einstein being awarded the Nobel Prize for his theory of the photoelectric effect (the citation of Einstein's prize specifically mentions Millikan's work), and to the notion of light quanta becoming firmly established as respectable physics." (Gribbin).<br/><br/> "In 1915, Millikan experimentally verified Einstein's all-important photoelectric equation, and made the first direct photoelectric determination of Planck's constant <i>h</i>. Einstein's 1905 paper proposed the simple description of 'light quanta,' or photons, and showed how they explained the photoelectric effect. By assuming that light actually consisted of discrete energy packets, Einstein proposed a linear relationship between the maximum energy of electrons ejected from a surface, and the frequency of the incident light. The slope of the line was Planck's constant, introduced 5 years earlier by Planck. Millikan was convinced that the equation had to be wrong, because of the vast body of evidence that had already shown that light was a wave. If Einstein was correct, his equation for the photoelectric effect suggested a completely different way to measure Planck's constant.<br/><br/> "Millikan undertook a decade-long experimental program to test Einstein's theory by careful measurement of the photoelectric effect, and even devised techniques for scraping clean the metal surfaces inside the vacuum tube needed for an uncontaminated experiment. <br/><br/> "For all his efforts Millikan found what to him were disappointing results: he confirmed Einstein's predictions in every detail, measuring Planck's constant to within 0.5% by his method. But Millikan was not convinced of Einstein's radical interpretation, and as late as 1916 he wrote, 'Einstein's photoelectric equation... cannot in my judgment be looked upon at present as resting upon any sort of a satisfactory theoretical foundation,' even though 'it actually represents very accurately the behavior' of the photoelectric effect. He received the Nobel Prize in part for this discovery nonetheless." (APS biography of Millikan).. Offprint from: The Physical Review, vol. 7, no. 3, 3 March, 1916, pp. 355-388, original green printed wrappers (extremeties with some chipping, spine strip with wear, margins with light smudging), in all a very fine copy of the rare offprint issue in its original state

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        Il martirio. Raccolta di XII Xilografie originali e dirette. Uscito l'anno della guerra. Prezzo L. 5,00 preso l'autore. Viareggio

      Viareggio, Tip. Ciani, (1915) Album in 4° oblungo cm. 50x35, br. orig. color verde con ill. xilografiche dell'A. (Il Martirio sulla prima di copertina e dati editoriali con figura alla seconda di copertina), legatura con corda verde. Contiene 12 xilografie impresse al recto, e come da prefazione dell'A. tratte dal suo quadro "La benedizione dei morti nel mare": La Bendizione dei morti in mare - La cattiva notizia - Il vicinato - Il ritorno - Particolare del ritorno - Il naufrago - La madre - Particolare del naufrago - L'attesa - L'offerta - La preghiera - (Madre con bambino) pag. della pref. Rara raccolta di Lorenzo Viani, con firma autografa dello stesso. Buon es.

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