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

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

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        PALACE OF FINE ARTS AND LAGOON PANAMA- PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION, 1915

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

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        TARZAN OF THE APES.

      A. L. Burt [1915]., New York: - An early reprint edition of the author's first book. Issued from the plates of the McClurg 1914 first edition with its copyright page but with a new title page and frontis based on the original McClurg title page. Near fine with only the barest wear to green cloth boards. The cover is lettered in black and there are no lines on the cover; in dust jacket with some minor edge wear and a few chips at spine ends. A very nice copy. Robert Zeuschner calls for the Burt first printing to be lettered in white and to have embossed lines on cover--this copy doesn't but it does have ads for only Harold Bell Wright titles in the back, and the latest one advertised is a 1914 Wright title. We assume there would have been other Tarzan titles or other later Wright books advertised if this were published much later than 1914. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        Vol. 2 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Astoria

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

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        EARLE COLLECTION OF EARLY STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Spoon River Anthology

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cathay

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Christmas Carol

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Berichte über Handel und Industrie. Zusammengestellt im Reichsamt des Innern, Bd. 11 (1908) – Bd. 22 (1915).

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

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        The Fringes of the Fleet: Six pamphlets, American copyright issues: The Auxiliary Fleet, I and II, Submarines, III and IV, Patrols, V and VI

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1915 - Each one of 50 copies. 6 vols., 8vo. . Original printed wrappers, FINE COPIES, in blue morocco-backed slipcase. Bookplate of famous collector John A. Spoor in each pamphlet. Stewart 394 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Christmas Carol.

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Indian pictures;: Facsimiles of paintings in water-colour and engravings of drawings in black-and-white

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Christmas Carol. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London, William Heinemann, and Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincot, [1915]. Large 4to, xv, 147, (3)pp. With frontispiece and 11 illustrations in color, and 20 black and white illustrations. Original white stiff vellum stamped in gilt on the upper cover and backstrip, gilt top, silk ties. A virtually perfect copy. De luxe signed edition limited to 500 copies of this classic Rackham, who only illustrated one other book by Dickens (The Chimes). Surely the best of all the illustrated versions, and the finest copy we have ever seen.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Captured Whale [Two People Standing Next to Partially Butchered Whale Carcass on Beach]

      John Andrew & Son 1915, restrike. (Photograph) Very good. The Captured Whale. The North American Indian. Intended for Portfolio 11 as Plate 396From Copyright Photograph 1915 by E. S. Curtis Re-struck Photogravure [John Andrew & Son.]Paper: 21 7 / 8" X 17 1 / 2" Image: 14 15 / 16" X 11 3 / 4"..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Fringes of the Fleet: Six pamphlets, American copyright issues: The Auxiliary Fleet, I and II, Submarines, III and IV, Patrols, V and VI

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page, 1915. Each one of 50 copies. 6 vols., 8vo. . Original printed wrappers, FINE COPIES, in blue morocco-backed slipcase. Bookplate of famous collector John A. Spoor in each pamphlet. Stewart 394

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        THE FRINGES OF THE FLEET

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1915.. Six volumes. Cream wrappers, printed in green. A fine set, enclosed in a lightly rubbed half brown niger morocco slipcase and chemise. A complete set of the U.S. copyright printings of the installments in this series, including: a) I. THE AUXILIARY FLEET; b) II. THE AUXILIARY FLEET; c) III. SUBMARINES; d) IV. SUBMARINES; and e) VI. PATROLS. Each pamphlet was printed in an edition of seventy-five copies, preceding by one day the appearances of the articles in the press, and constitute the first appearances in book form (or otherwise). RICHARDS A282. STEWART 394a-e.

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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali - 1a guerra mondiale). Milano, 1915, A. 40, dal n 180 (1 luglio) al n 362 (31 dicembre) fasc. di 4 o 6 pag. cad. rilegati in tre volumi m.tela nera.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Epiphanius (Ancoratus und Panarion). Erster - Zweiter Band.

      - Herausgegeben im Auftrage der Kirchenväter-Commission der Königl. preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Erster Band. Ancoratus und Panarion Haer. 1-33. Zweiter Band. Panarion Haer. 34-64. Leipzig J. C. Hinrich`sche Buchhandlung 1915-1922. 8:o. VIII,(2),464; (8),524 pp. Brown half morocco, spine gilt in compartments. (Ivar Hansons Bokbinderi Stockholm). Slight fading to spine. Owner`signature and date on titles. (Die griechischen christlichen Schrifsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte). 24,5 x 17 cm.[#2819] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        The Swan (print)

      1915. 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.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        THE MASTER OF THE WORLD

      1915. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d. [1915]. Original dark green cloth pictorially decorated in grey, light blue and orange. First Separate Edition, American issue. This is a story about a man's effort to rule the world, by dominating it from the air in his nefarious flying machine "The Terrible." The tale demonstrates the evolution of Verne's cynicism: earlier he had written THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS, in which Robur the inventor tours the world in his magnificent flying machine -- but now Robur the Conqueror is back, seeking world domination instead of scientific discovery.~This tale was initially published in French in 1904, and then in 1911 it was included in Vincent Parke's fifteen-volume WORKS OF JULES VERNE -- its first appearance in English. Sampson Low published the book on its own near the end of 1914, and then Lippincott followed with an American edition (from the British sheets) the following year, as here. Though not mentioned on the title page, there are many illustrations.~This is an attractive copy, in just-about-fine condition (one tiny nick in the spine head, a few minor scratches); unlike the UK edition, the spine lettering is in gold and is thus quite legible -- because the UK was at war but the US was not (yet). In our experience, some of the last Verne titles are among the toughest to find, and this is a good example. Taves & Michaluk V054; Myers 37.

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        Black Beauty

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,, 1915. With Thirty Coloured Pictures and many Line Illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine and raised horse roundel to upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 29 plates. Spine faded, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, gilt roundel a little rubbed. An excellent copy. First Kemp-Welch edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 600 numbered copies signed by the illustrator on the limitation leaf. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Black Beauty (SIGNED BY ILLLUSTRATOR)

      London, England: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., 1915. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good . Lucy Kemp-Welch. Green buckram. Gilt edges on top, spine and front cover with gilt-embossed image of two horses. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. No. 61 of 600 limited edition copies numbered and signed by illustrator Lucy Kemp-Welch. All thirty full-colour tipped-in plates are present. Black and white line drawings throughout. Text is clean with only a few smudges or signs of foxing. Centre hinge cracked at pg. 97. Minor smudging to endpapers. Significant rubbing and fading to covers giving a blotchy appearance on front and part of back. A few dark smudges to back cover. Lucy Kemp-Welch (1869-1958) was a British painter who specialized in painting working horses.

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        HISTORIA DE LA LENGUA Y LITERATURA CASTELLANA. 14 tomos, completa.

      - Madrid, Tip. Rev. Archivos, Bibl. y Museos, 1915, 16x24, 14 volúmenes de unas 400 págs. cada uno con multitud de láminas. primera edición, muy escasa, de esta erudita obra, indispensable a los estudiosos de la lengua y literatura castellanas, difícil de encontrar completa. Encuadernados en holandesa bien realizada, nervios, dorados, corte superior tintado, doble tejuelo, conservan las cubiertas originales. (95023).

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        THE VALLEY OF FEAR

      1915. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original red cloth. First Edition (published more than three months before the London edition) of this Sherlock tale sited half in an English manor house and half in the coal mining villages of Pennsylvania. As Doyle later recollected, the story had its origin "through my reading a graphic account of the Molly McGuire outrages in the coalfields of Pennsylvania, when a young detective from Pinkerton's Agency acted exactly as the hero is represented as doing." This was Sherlock Holmes's first appearance in ten years, following his RETURN in 1905. This was also the last of the four book-length Sherlock Holmes adven­tures -- the others having been A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. As veteran Doyle collectors know, the later Sherlockian titles (THE RETURN, this one, HIS LAST BOW and THE CASE-BOOK) are somewhat scarcer than the best-known earlier ones (THE ADVENTURES, THE MEMOIRS and THE HOUND).~This is a bright copy, very nearly fine, with only the slightest of rubbing at the corners. Green & Gibson A39c.

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        On the West Coast of Vancouver Island [Two Women in a Canoe]

      John Andrew & Son 1915, restrike. (Photograph) Very good. On the West Coast of Vancouver Island the North American Indian. Intended for Portfolio 11 as Plate 391From Copyright Photograph 1915 by E. S. Curtis Re-struck Photogravure [John Andrew & Son.]Paper: 21 7 / 8" X 17 1 / 2" Image: 15 1 / 8" X 11 1 / 2"..

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

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Ends of spines very slightly rubbed, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents. Illustrations throughout. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        ZHIZN’: POLITICHESKAYA, OBSHCHESTVENNAYA I LITERATURNAYA GAZETA (62 ISSUES)

      Paris And Geneva, [N. S. ]. 1915. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Each issue is 2-4 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “Life: A Politiical, Social and Literature Newspaper. ” Published daily (except Monday) March 12, 1915 – June 4, 1915 and weekly thereafter until Jan. 2, 1916. ISSUES INCLUDED: 2-26, 28-61, 68 (6) , 69(7) , 72 (10) . CONTENTS INCLUDES: Bessilie Printsipov [The Impotence of Principles] -- Ideaologicheskiy Krizis [Ideological Crisis] -- Natsionalizm v Narodnom Khozyaystve [Nationalism in the People's Economy] -- Militarzatsiya Sotsializma [The Militarization of Socialism] ---Shtyk-Sotsialisty [Bayonet Socialism] -- Sotsialisticheskiy Shovinizm [Socialist Chauvinism] -- Internatsionalizm I Vospitanie Proletariata [Internationalism and the Education of the Proletariat] -- Manifest Levykh [Manifest of the Left] -- Hemetskaya Sotsial-Imperialiistskaya Ideologiya [German Social-Imperialist Ideology] -- Erve Protiv Libknekhta [Hervé Against Liebknecht] -- Eshche o Rossiyskoy Demokratiy [More About Russian Democracy] -- Sotsial’demokratiya I Zashchita Otechestva [Social Democracy and the Protection of the Fatherland] -- Pervaya Treschina v Internatsionalizme [The First Crack in Internationalism] -- V Sotsialisticheskom Mire: Posle Natsional’nago Soveta [In a Socialist Word: After the National Council]. All pages are tanned but not fragile; most with some minor chipping, closed tears at edges but only minor loss of text from some wear through to one issue (No. 7) . Good condition. (RUS-11-13) .

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        X Rays and Crystal Structure

      London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. vii, [1], 228 pages., [2 index, blank], [2 advertisements]. Original blue cloth boards. Spine labeling faded and worn. Boards bowed and corner tips bumped with some wear, with bump to head of spine panel and minor wear at base. 'Presentation Copy' embossed at head of the title page (no inscription just the stamp). From the library of Martin J. Buerger, his ink stamp on front flyleaf. Buerger was an MIT Professor who did much work in crystallography and has written many books and papers on the subject. The Braggs (father and son) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 'for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays'. Their experiments showed that X-rays could help identify the atomic structure of materials. 'the work of Bragg and his son Lawrence in 1913-1914 founded a new branch of science of the greatest importance and significance, the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays. If the fundamental discovery of the wave aspect of X-rays, as evidenced by their diffraction in crystals, was due to von Laue and his collaborators, it is equally true that the use of X-rays as an instrument for the systematic revelation of the way in which crystals are built was entirely due to the Braggs. This was recognized by the award of the Nobel Prize jointly to father and son in 1915.' (from the Nobel Prize Biography of WH Bragg). This work is also recognized in an extensive writeup (with Max Von Laue) on X-Ray Crystallography in Printing and the Mind of Men (406b).

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        Komodie der Worte. Drei Einakter

      Berlin: S. Fischer,, 1915. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black. With a brown board chemise. Wrappers and contents lightly toned, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Signed and dated by the author in the year of publication.

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        THE SCARLET PLAGUE

      1915. Illustrated by Gordon Grant. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. 6 pp undated ads. Original maroon cloth decorated in orange and yellow. First Edition of this unusual tale actually written some time earlier, at about the same time as SMOKE BELLEW and THE NIGHT-BORN. He had just abandoned a book he called THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU, as he was interrupted by the death of their newborn baby and he never returned to it. He then turned to THE SCARLET PLAGUE --~a haunting futuristic novel about the end of the world, with San Francisco reduced to an archaeological site beside which an old man tells a group of young savages about the breakdown of society after the attack of an incurable plague. In one graceful reference, Jack acknowledged his debt to Poe, saying that some called the plague "The Red Death"... Almost casually, THE SCARLET PLAGUE ends in a hope of horses, with a beautiful stallion and a small herd standing on the wild beach in the sunset. [Sinclair]~This was at the time Jack and Charmian had renounced the big city (one recently reduced to an archaeological site, though by an earthquake) in favor of their horse ranch in the Sonoma Valley. His love of horses was a major theme in another novel of the same period, THE VALLEY OF THE MOON.~Macmillan produced just over 5,000 copies of this book, relatively few for London's titles; it has become a rather scarce book, vigilantly hunted by fantasy / science fiction collectors. This copy is very nearly fine (spine very slightly faded, but less than usual for this maroon cloth) -- with essentially no wear at all -- and is quite uncommon thus. Sisson & Martens p. 80; Blanck 11960.

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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 Rainbow

      London: Methuen, 1915 First edition. One of 1250 copies, of which 429 copies were destroyed as a result of the book's prosecution for obscenity. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt decorated spine and front cover in blind. Hinged partially cracked but strong, bookplate to front pastedown, very minor offsetting to endpapers and a few very small faint stains to covers. A very clean and attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Amiral Carl Tersmedens Memoarer [6 volumes - Language: Swedish]

      Stockholm : Wahlstrom & Widstrand, 1915-19, 1919. 1st Edition in this form. Description: 6v. 22cm. Subjects: Tersmeden, Carl, Admiral, 1715-1797 -- Biography -- Military memoirs. Sweden -- History -- 1718-1814. Contents: v.1: Fran kadettaren (1919) --v. 2: I frammande land (1927) --v.3: I Fredrik I:s Sverige (1927) --v.4: Ur frihetstidens lif (1927) --v.5: Gustaf III och flottan (1918) --v.6: I Ehrensvards Carlskrona (1919). Notes: v.1, Utgifna af Nils Sjoberg ; vols. 2-6, I sammandrag utgifna af Nils Erdmann. Finely bound in contemporary 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels, and gilt-tooling to spine. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Swan (print)

      1915 - 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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        The Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens

      An exceptional Cornish folklore offering, its jacket with the tipped-on color plate showing the massive stump carving with animals in the hollows and faerie folk in every part of the tree; enriched with 2 additions, both with quotations from "The Elfin Oak". 1) Handwritten by Ivor Innes: a signed 20-lines quotation on Leprechaun lore from the book, done for an unnamed patron in pen & ink on an unlined 174 x 112 mm sheet with title, "Crock of Gold", the small letters finely formed, the ending s with a descending serpentine flourish and an underscore. It begins; "The Leprechorns make Crocks of Earth and bake them in the sun. These Crocks they fill with the purest Gold." 2) Self-published by Ivor Innes: "Griglans", Perranuthnoe, Marazion, Cornwall, the 122 x 249 mm leaf of orange paper printed in black on one side by Favil Press; an advertisement for his root carvings with a striking headpiece woodcut, showing a solitary, wide-crowned windswept tree on the schist of St. Michael's Mount, underneath, a masked nude figure performing a tree worship rite after the Druids. The advert includes suggestions for use, "an original art suitable for table decorations", with promotion, "Each Griglan is unique"; closing with a quote from "The Elfin Oak", "Those with whom the 'Little People' dwell find their hearts' desires"; and cleaning instructions for the root carvings. ELFIN OAK: Carved ca. 1915-1930 from an estimated 800-900 years old, hollow oak stump in Richmond Park, 20 feet in girth, 9 feet in height, much of the work done 1928-1930. To commemorate completion, and its transport and opening to the public in Kensington Gardens, (now a Heritage Structure site), Elsie, his wife wrote a backstory on the faerie lore, illustrated by Ivor. The painted animal and faerie folk carvings are designed to appear living in the stump; "for centuries now it has been the home of fairies, gnomes, elves, imps, and pixies". "It is their hiding-place by day, their revelry place by night" (Elfin Oak). IVOR INNES: From the Penwith district of Cornwall, his art influenced by the Celtic Revival with studio at Perranuthnoe, near Marazion; primarily a painter until purportedly, he tripped over a heather root while carrying a canvas on one of his walks along a precipitous section of the Cornish coast near his home. In his imaginings the root took on the appearance of an obstreperous little gnome and he claimed he immediately began to paint the creature. Finished, it was his first 'root craft' work after Cornish faerie folklore. Friends were impressed and a client soon persuaded Innes to sell. Shortly, he turned from painting landscapes to creating wood carvings from found old roots and stumps, calling them 'Griglans' (after Cornish for, 'of the heather'). AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce in the original jacket. A worldwide institution search finds 5 holdings: the British Library, National Library of Scotland, and NY Public Library, and Oxford and Princeton. BOOK FORMAT: Publisher's orange-amber cloth boards with green letters and border in the sewn binding, upper side decorated after an Innes drawing of the carving and the orange-amber jacket with tipped-on color plate of "The Elfin Oak" lower side with an advertisement for 22 Peter Rabbit books including, "Tale of Ginger and Pickles", illustrated with a line drawing. SIZE: 192 x 144 mm (7.56 x 5.67 inches). CONDITION DETAIL: Signed Note: Good: clean with ink bright: corners bent and with slight top edge fingering. "Griglans": Fair: all-over handling wear: formerly neatly folded at center, retaining fold line with one chip at inner edge: largely clean and bright: top edge with fold-over curl and 2 small half-moon chips; light loss to one top tip: bottom corner wear and bottom edge fingering. Book: Pages: with fore-edge fox spot, principally light: preliminaries with scattered light foxing that continues for 9 pages of the text, chiefly in the top margin; a few pages with a soil spot. Endpapers: light foxing, rear also with some toning. Boards: lightly bowed: tips bent in, 1 tip with wear: some edge wear: spine soiled: both cover sides with a stain, upper side with light tea stain at fore-edge that doesn't continue, lower side with curved stain near foot of spine. Binding: solid, spine with slight slant, foot with slight push-in. Jacket (in archival sleeve): Tipped Plate: Very Good: spine with complete irregular split separating sides: rear fold-over flap also split and preserved: all-over soiling and edge wear; 2 tape remnants. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, not paginated but 50 pages with 20 illustrations. Preliminaries, 10 pages, including page with small b/w illustration, the color plate frontispiece, title page with vignette, copyright with vignette, and introduction of 2 pages; 40 pages, text on faerie lore and the Elfin Oak, illustrated with 15 b/w Ivor Innes drawings, 13 full-page, and 2 vignettes, drawing on Leaf 13 repeated on cover's upper side; 2 text pages with an oak leaf decoration (1 repeat). ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      1915 - [with letter from Theodore Dreise] Maugham, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original green cloth. First Edition, published one day earlier than Heinemann's edition in London. This was Maugham's famed autobiographical novel about~Philip Carey, who has a club foot and who attends King's School, Tercanbury [Maugham had a stammer and attended King's School, Canterbury]; who rejects the idea of the ministry and who studies in Heidelberg and later becomes a doctor [like Maugham]; who becomes obsessed with a vulgar waitress, Mildred Rogers, who goes to a bad end [cf. Liza of Lambeth], etc. But the novel succeeds because of its unflinching honesty and its devastating account of loneliness, the most tragic of all human conditions. [CGEL]~This copy is in the later state, with the error on the fourth line of p. 257 corrected (also on lighter weight paper). The binding is correspondingly later state, with the stamping in black rather than in gilt (due to the onset of the war). Condition is fine save for the slightest of wear at the lower corners of the spine. Due to its size (648 pp), this seems to be a tough volume to find in this condition. Toole Stott A22 (also Appendix note 20 and Supplement pp 6-7); a Modern Library 100 Selection.~Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed, to "Mr. Maugham" from the American author Theodore Dreiser, dated Jan. 13, 1921 (and with a return address of P. O. Box 181, Los Angeles). Dreiser types~Your invitation reaches me too late for acceptance this week. Any evening after Tuesday next, if convenient to you will be agreeable to me. Thank you for for [sic] your interest and your tender. I hope that your stay here will prove pleasing to you. [signed,] Theodore Dreiser [and, in Dreiser's hand as a P.S.:] Give me 24 hours lee way~A bit of background.~The appearance of Maugham's Bildungsroman in 1915 was poorly timed. There was enough misery in British homes without his contribution, and it was hardly light reading for men in the trenches. The critics seemed to think that Maugham had let down his public in their hour of need. The novel did not fare much better in America.~Of Human Bondage was rescued by one influential critic, who was also the leading American realistic novelist -- Theodore Dreiser. Writing in the December 25, 1915 issue of the New Republic under the title "As a Realist Sees It," Dreiser called the book a work of genius [comparing it to a Beethoven symphony]. He laid it down, he said, feeling that it was "the perfect thing which we love and cannot understand, but which we are compelled to confess a work of art." Maugham, he went on, was "a great artist". The Dreiser review was a nice Christmas present for Maugham and gave Of Human Bondage the lift it needed. It has not been out of print since its publication and is still widely read. [Morgan]~Five years later, at the time of this letter, Maugham and his companion Gerald Haxton had sailed from England in October 1920, en route to the Federated Malay States by way of New York and California. They arrived in Los Angeles in December, largely to meet with several screenwriters and producers (one of whom was young Samuel Goldwyn) in an effort to sell some scripts. Maugham also met Charlie Chaplin. (After their stay in Los Angeles, Maugham and Haxton traveled up the coast to San Francisco, from which they sailed for Honolulu on February 21st.)~Although we have not found Maugham's meeting with Dreiser documented anywhere, it is apparent from this letter that Maugham used this opportunity to issue an invitation to meet with the man who five years earlier had "rescued" Of Human Bondage. It is quite likely, given the formality of this letter, that the two men had never met before this; and given the vastly different social circles the two men inhabited, it is quite possible that they never met on this occasion nor thereafter (-- it is possible that in this letter Dreiser is avoiding having to meet with Maugh [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Of Human Bondage

      Toronto: S.B. Gundy, 1915. 1st Canadian Edition from the Doran (US) sheets. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt title to front panel. Head and heel of spine expertly repaired o/w very good. Sharp copy of Maugham's magnum opus in the rare Canadian edition.. !st Canadian Edition. Cloth. VG/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons,, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Some browning to page edges otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

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        In der Trambahn (In the Streetcar)

      An outstanding print by Beckmann executed during one of his most fertile periods of printmaking. The central figure of three in the foreground is a self-portrait; a subject and a preoccupation Beckmann was noted for. THE PRINT: A drypoint intaglio print, the third state of three, of 150 examples, 1/100 unnumbered impressions on velin (handmade wove paper), signed in pencil in the lower right corner of the plate margin in Beckmann's characteristic, angular post-1915 German script. Offered is in an excellent impression with the burr strong and velvety, pristine within the plate with some yellow toning in plate margins on both sides of the sheet. CONDITION DETAIL: Intaglio Print: pristine within plate. Signature: clean and bright. Plate Margins: parts with yellow toning. Sheet Margins: full and without wear. Rear of Sheet: penciled title and 1-line note: yellowing corresponding to plate margins on print side of sheet. FORMAT: Loose as issued, sleeved in a protective passe de partout. PRINT SIZE: 290 x 434 mm, as issued. PASSE DE PARTOUT SIZE: 48.3 X 62 cm. AVAILABILITY: Very Scarce: customarily print examples appear at auction about 4-5 times in a decade, a majority in Germany. 3 PRINT STATES: Beckmann generally disdained preliminary drawings. One proof is known to exist for the first state in which Beckmann established the composition. Two proofs are known to exist for the second state when many small additions were made. In the third and final state (the only state offered for sale) further details were added by the artist. ARTIST APPROVED 3RD STATE: 1 trial proof is known. 150 examples were signed by the artist but left unnumbered. 50 of these examples were subsequently signed by Günter Franke. Of the 50 signed, unnumbered impressions issued on Japan paper, 10 were subsequently numbered by Franke: Of the 100 signed, unnumbered impressions issued on velin, 40 were subsequently numbered by Franke. REFERENCE: Hofmaier 235.

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        Youth

      London: I. Narodiczky, Printer,, 1915. Octavo. Original printed grey wrappers. Housed in a black quarter morocco slipcase made by The Chelsea Bindery. Pervasive damp throughout, wrappers browned and marked. A good copy. First edition, sole printing. Rosenberg was a gifted poet and artist of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who grew up in London and attended the Slade School. This volume of poetry was published just prior to his enslistment in the army during WWI. He continued to write verse on the front before being killed in the spring of 1918, and is today remembered as one of Britain's greatest war poets.

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