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        The North-West Amazons. Notes of Some Months Spent Among Cannibal tribes.

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Cloth very lightly rubbed at extremities, a little light spotting to contents. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some closed tears and small chips. Frontispiece and 54 plates, 5 maps of which 3 are folding. First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket. This copiously illustrated volume recounts the author's travels during 1908 and 1909 in the north-west Amazon, "between the River Issa and the River Apaporis where the white men had scarcely penetrated previously" (preface). Whiffen includes much detailed information on the cultural practices, religious beliefs, and material culture of the indigenous peoples. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Lex. Legislazione italiana. Raccolta cronologica con richiami alle leggi attinenti e ricchi indici semestrali ed annuali.

      Subject: (Giurisprudenza - Diritto). Torino, UTET, 1915/1975. Raccolta di 130 volumi (da A. I, 1915 a A. LXI 1975) tutti con legatura in mezza tela o tutta tela marron con titoli dorati ai dorsi, ciascuno di pp. 600/2000 circa. Monumentale repertorio di agevole consultazione munito com'e' di vari indici: numerico, cronologico (delle leggi e decreti) alfabetico e analitico degli argomenti ed eventuali nomi. Ciascuna annnata e' rilegata in due o pi? volumi. Manca il volume corrispondente al primo semestre 1970, A. LXVI. Nella nostra raccolta sono presenti alcuni volumi assai rari come i provvedimenti d'eccezione in tempo di guerra (1915/18), i Codici (1938 e 1941) e le introvabili leggi luogotenenziali (1943/44).

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        KASIDAH of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. A Lay of the Higher Law. With a Foreword by Roger Ingpen

      Portland: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1915. This edition printed on Japanese Vellum is limited to only 20 numbered copies,of which this is number 12 signed by Mosher. With a facsimile of the original design and lettering of the front wrapper to the first edition. Royal quarto, full vellum lettered in gilt on upper and lower covers and spine. xxvii, 72, colophon leaf signed. A nice copy of this rare book, the vellum a bit mellowed. The kasidah (couplets) in this volume of poetry were written by Burton under his nom-de-plume, Haji Abdu Al-Yazdi. Compared by critics to "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," Burton's verse was judged as a "an exquisite gem of Oriental poetry." Burton wrote the Kasidah 27 years before he first ventured to print it. Mosher printed only 20 copies on the japon vellum used for this copy. Initials are in red. There is a fine introduction by William Marion Reedy and a number of tributes to Burton in verse including two by Watts-Dunton and Swinburne. Finally, there are a profusion of notes on Haji and the Kasidah itself. Copies are extremely elusive and we have seen none on the open market in recent memory.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        La Spagna. Illustrata Da Oltre 300 Disegni Di Gustavo Doré.

      Fratelli Treves, Milano 1915 - Anteportada - Portada - 1026pp. Sumamente ilustrado con magníficos grabados. Regia encuadernación en pergamino, decorada con un dibujo original a tinta en cada una de las tapas. Lomera con nervios y florones. Corte superior pintado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        IMPORTANT THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      Dorchester, 1915. Hardy, Thomas. IMPORTANT THREE-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED ("Sincerely Yours, Tomas 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. . Signed. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia,, 1915. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles and pictorial design to spine and upper board in gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 11 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Occasional spotting to pages, crease to page 53, wear to cloth at extremities, bookplate to front pastedown and verso of endpaper, else very good in original dust jacket with mild abrasion to verso of lower spine, shallow chipping to top spine and rear panel top edge. First Rackham edition, inscribed and with an original ink drawing by Rackham to half title page. " To Philip, Ruth and Mary with Love from Edyth and Arthur Rackham xmas 1915" with a cute drawing of a carol singer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Archivo y Biblioteca De La Casa De Medinaceli. Series De Sus Principales Documentos. 1º: Histórica. 2º: Bibliografía. Los Más Importantes Documentos De La Biblioteca Del Duque De Medinaceli.

      Paz y Melià, Madrid, 1915 - 1922 - XVIII - 482pp. 58 láminas = y = 554pp. - 2 h. y numerosas láminas sin numerar. En color y negro sumamente ilustrado con facsímiles, portadas, grabados, miniados, encuadernaciones. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en muy buena piel verde jaspeado. Lomeras con nervios. =La Casa de Medinaceli es una casa nobiliaria española originaria de la Corona de Castilla, cuyo nombre proviene del condado de Medinaceli, título nobiliario hereditario que Enrique II concedió a Bernardo de Bearne, hijo bastardo de Gastón Febus, conde de Foix y vizconde de Bearne, y esposo de Isabel de la Cerda y Pérez de Guzmán, bisnieta de Fernando de la Cerda, Infante de Castilla. La reina Isabel la Católica elevó el condado a ducado de Medinaceli en 1479 en la persona de Luis de la Cerda y de la Vega, V conde de Medinaceli. Su nombre se refiere al municipio castellano de Medinaceli, en la provincia de Soria y tiene asociada Grandeza de España desde 1520. El ducado permaneció en la casa de la Cerda hasta que recayó en la casa de Priego, del linaje Fernández de Córdoba, donde perdura. Su actual cabeza es Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba y Fernández de Henestrosa, XVIII duquesa de Medinaceli. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

      - Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915. Sm. 4to, xv, 422pp. With 8 color plates, numerous b/w plates, and line drawings in the text. Original dark blue boards with light blue lettering and gilt pictorial design on upper cover, top edge gilt. Slight scuff to lower cover, but a remarkably fine copy as issued. First edition, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper dated March 22, 1916. Kunz was AmericaÕs most renowned mineralogist, with numerous publications to his credit. He was instrumental in establishing the Carat as the unit of measure for gems. ÒKunziteÓ is named after him. His library of several thousand books etc. on gems and minerals etc. went to the United States Geological Survey Library, purportedly for one dollar. In 2012 they discovered a unique album containing 81 photographs of the Russian Crown Jewels which predates the official catalog by the Soviet government by 3 years. Researchers have identified four pieces of jewelry that were documented in 1922 that were not included in the later catalog and that are assumed missing today. Copies were issued in a box that stated: ÒMagic jewels and electric gems; meteorites or celestial stones; stones of healing; fabulous stones; concretions and fossils; snake stones and bezoars; charms of ancient and modern times; facts and fancies about precious stones. Each profusely illustrated in color, doubletone and line. Octavo. Handsome cloth binding, gilt top, in a box.Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Research Magnificent.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915 - Octavo. Original green cloth elaborately blocked in blind, titles to spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at the tips. An excellent, fresh copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with chips and closed tears, particularly to the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The Research Magnificent was written during Wells's affair with Rebecca West, and some of its themes may have been attempts to address that troubled relationship. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE GREEKS TRIUMPHANT

      Forster Groom & Co., 1915.. 1st edn inscribed presentation copy from the author to General E.J. Cooper commanding 58th Division dated (but not signed) December 11th 1915. 8vo. Original decorated grey cloth (tiny circular nick to upper board - otherwise bright VG). Pp. xv + 294, illus with b&w plates and maps + 3 folding maps in rear pocket (fore-edge lightly spotted; no other inscriptions). Balkan War 1912 - 1913. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        The Spirit of the House : Being an Account of Caldicott Court - an Imaginary House - and of Some Who Dwelt There / by Kate Murray ; with Drawings and Plans Devised by Charles Wade

      London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1915. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : vii, 324 p. : front. , folding plans, ill. (some col. ) ; 20 cm. Genre: Fiction" "Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Postcard and manuscript sined corresponence from the authr included. Ex-libris copy with bookplate attached"

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Goyescas Una Opera En Tres Cuadros (Spanish with English Translation)

      NY: G. Schirmer, 1915. VG- to G+/na. Hardback. Extremely rare find! Some rubbing & edgewear; ex-library with some bookplates, ""withdrawn"" stamps, some blacked out markings; page yellowing; flyleaf split at bottom edge; text/music overall clean & tight. 165 pages

      [Bookseller: The Book Junction]
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        [Archive of 600+ Black-and-White Erotic and Pornographic Jazz Age, Prohibition, and Depression Era Photographs]

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

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        L'Eocene friulano. Monografia geologica e paleontologica.

      Subject: (Friuli - Palentologia). Firenze, 1915, 4to brossura originale, pp. 721 con 56. Stato di nuovo. (Soft Cover)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Hauptprobe in gedrängter form der Bauerschen Giesserei Frankfurt am Main. Filialen in Barcelona und Madrid. A. Numrich & Co. in Leipzig.

      Bauersche Giesserei, Frankfurt am Main, no date (c. 1915-16). 4to (29 x 24 cm). (2), xii, 1-24, 24a-d, 24d (a-b), 24e-h, 25-96, 96a-b, 97-168, 168a-d, 169-208, 208a-d, 209-232, 232a-d, 233-312 pages. + title pages for each section. Blue cloth, upper board blind stamped in gold, top edge stained green. Spine moderate faded, otherwise in very good condition. Contents: Antiqua-Brotschriften, Antiqua- und Antiqua-Auszeichnungsschriften, Einfassungen und Ornamente, Fraktur-Brotschriften, Fraktur- und Fraktur-Auszeichnungsschriften, Initialen, Kursiv- und Schreib-Schriften, Messing-Erzeugnisse, Neue Musiknoten-Typen, Zeitungs-Schriften mit besonders grossem Bild, Ziffern und Zeichen.A comprehensive specimen book with typographic samples, partly printed in colour

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris]
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        Illustrierte Preisliste uber Thermometer Barometer Hygrometer Araeometer. Glasinstrumente for Optische Geschichte.

      Subject: (Strumenti scientifici). Germania, 1915, 8vo legatura editoriale cop. illustrata, pp. 364 completamente illustrato in cromolito (oro e argento). Affascinante ?miniera? iconogrfica e tecnica. Unita una "Preisliste" del 1928 di 40 pp.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        The Thirty-Nine Steps - First Edition

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1915-01-01. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. 253 pp. + 2 pages of ads at rear. Blue cloth with black lettering First edition, first printing. (Dated 1915 on title page with no additional printings on copyright page. Precedes all other editions.) Good- condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean text. Hinges are very tender; book needs to be handled with care. Boards curved, sunning to back board. Spine sunned. Two insect holes through back cover, one extending into margin of last few dozen pages. Former owner's name on front end paper. Quite uncommon.The very first printing in book form of John Buchan's novel, which was adapted for film a number of times, most famously in 1935 by director Alfred Hitchcock.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        "Zeppelin"

      Paris: [Mabileau & Co.], c. 1915. Hand-coloured pochoir print. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling in the margins and the image. Small loss upper right edge. 13 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches. 17 3/4 x 35 inches. This LZ2 was built sometime between 1910 and 1914. Five airships of this design operated by Delag, safely carried 35,000 passengers between German cities. This was the first passenger air service in the world. The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of motorized transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Airplanes. Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries. Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed "M. Montaut", she also used the name "Gamy", an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by the pochoir process in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring.

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        Giornate di caccia.

      Subject: (Caccia). Firenze, Istituto Micrografico Italiano, 1915, 8vo brossura originale, pp. VI-121 con num. ill. n.t. e tav. f.t. (Ceresoli, 377). La "quasi introvabile" prima edizione, terza copia vista in oltre 30 anni. In condizioni eccellenti. (Soft Cover)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Nella terra dei Negus. Pagine raccolte in Abissinia.

      Subject: (Viaggi - Africa "italiana"). Milano, Treves, 1915, due volumi rilegati in uno in-8 t.tela mod. pp. X-388 + 583 con 112 + 131 tav. fotogr. oltre a 5 cartine f.t. ed una carta geografica pi? volte ripiegata in fine.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Souvenir of Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago, Chile

      Librería Inglesa 1915 - Rústica. Album de 24 fotografías originales del Cerro Santa Lucía. Rarísimo ejemplar, no esta en BN de Chile. Excelente estado. Circa 1915 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Valley of Fear.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1915 - Octavo. Recent full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some light foxing to the first few pages and the occasional mark otherwise a fine copy. First Edition, First Impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Story

      London, Smith Elder. 1915., 1915. FIRST UK EDITION 306pp. plus 3 pages of ads, with illustrated frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine and upper. Some general wear and handling, cloth recased, some soiling to rear. Still a presentable copy in very good condition. The fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. 'The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. Green & Gibson [A39a] Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction [p115-119]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Journal of The Bihar And Orissa Research Society. A collection of 46 volumes in total

      Bankipore:: Bihar and Orissa Research Society,, 1915/1960. First printing. Softcover. Good. A collection of this rare Indian journal running from 1915 to 1960, containing essays both anthropological and historical, and black & white illustrations. Vol. 1, Parts 1& 2. Vol. 2, Parts 1-4, Vol.3, Parts 2,3,4. Vol. 4, Parts, 1-4. Vol. 5. Parts 3,4. Vol. 8, Parts 1, 2. Vol. 9, Parts 2, and 3/4. Vol. 12, Part 4. Vol. 13, Parts 1& 2. Vol. 16, Parts 1,2 & 3/4. Vol. 18, Parts 1,2,& 3/4. Vol. 19, Part 3. Vol 20. Parts 1,2. Vol. 21, Parts 1, 3. Vol. 22, Parts 2,3. Vol. 23, Parts 1,2, & 3. Vol. 26, part 4. Vol.28, Parts 1-4. Vol 43. Parts 1/2. Vol. 45, Parts 1/4. Vol. 46, Parts 1/4. Softcover, text is clean in all issues but for occasional age spots, various degrees of wear to covers and spines, but nothing major, but for Volume 1 Part 1 which has 4 deep abrasions to rear cover which affect the last 30 pages. A very scarce title. 9.75 by 6.3 inches.

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        The Home of the Blizzard: being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

      London: William Heinemann. 1915. Illustrated in colour and black and white and also with maps. Two volumes. First Edition. Spence 774. Renard 1021. Volume I: [ii], xxx, 353pp, photogravure frontis portrait, 8 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards, 109 b&w plates (3 double-page and 1 folding), 11 text illus, 6 text maps. Volume II: [ii], xiv, 340, photogravure frontis, 10 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards, 93 b&w plates (4 double-page, 1 folding), 12 text illus, 8 text maps, 3 folding tinted maps in pocket at rear. Original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spines and upper boards, silver-blocked illustrations on upper boards and blind-stamped publisher's device on the lower; spine dulled, extremities a little rubbed, endpapers with slight spotting, small bookplate on both front paste-downs. The tinted top edges are faded, the others uncut and with light yellowing. A little light foxing on a few pages, but generally a nice clean set. Good to very good. .

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        Some Memories of Drawings

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

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        A Christmas Carol

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Guerre dans le Haut-Pays

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

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Quartier latin.

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

      [Bookseller: Hatt Rare Books]
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        SAIKA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Art of the Moving Picture

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Vol. 2 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Astoria

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

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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

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

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        The Valley of Fear.

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

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

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

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        The Negro

      Henry Holt, New York 1915 - First edition. Bookplate of "The Wrights" on the front pastedown, a little soiling, and a stray ink line on the rear board, else a near fine copy lacking the rare dustwrapper. Signed by the author. An exceptionally uncommon title published as a volume in the Home University Library. Scarce signed. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Boy's Will

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

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

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

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        Passing of the Armies

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

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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