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        Reproduction photograph of the young maestro, signed in full white ink and inscribed "To Miss Alice E.L. Wolff Easter Sunday 1915."

      - 202 x 142 mm. A Mishkin image, with studio attribution in white at lower right corner.Minor short (ca. 50 mm.) crack to right margin and lower right corner very slightly cracked, not affecting image; laid down to mounting sheet at corners of verso. A highly distinguished conductor, "[Toscanini's] taste, which was largely formed in the 19th century, was in fact unusually wide. He was a notable interpreter of composers as various as Puccini, Berlioz, Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Richard Strauss. But he was at his greatest in the music of his three favourites, Beethoven, Wagner and Verdi; his recording of Falstaff (made in 1950) will remain a classic of re-creation and a monument to his vitality and interpretative insight." David Cairns in Grove Music Online.Toscanini conducted at the Metropolitan Opera from 1908-1915. He was scheduled to return to Europe aboard the doomed Lusitania at the end of his season with New York's Metropolitan Opera in May of that year but left a week early, apparently aboard the Italian liner Duca degli Abruzzi. Easter Sunday fell on April 4th in 1915; the present image was thus signed just short of the end of the great conductor's last season with the Met.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        The Wilderness of Zin (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M.N. Tod. [In:] Palestine Exploration Fund Annual for 1914 - 1915

      London: Published by Order of the Committee, 1915. First edition. 37 plates, 2 maps, and 59 in text illustrations including 1 fold-out plan. xvi, 154, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Black cloth shelfback, grey boards printed in black. Near fine copy. First edition. 37 plates, 2 maps, and 59 in text illustrations including 1 fold-out plan. xvi, 154, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to. O'Brien A004

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        Guerra sola igiene del mondo

      Edizioni futuriste di Poesia, 1915. Cm. 19,5 x 17, pp. 157 (5). Bross. orig. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Una dedica occultata al piatto anteriore (verosimilmente dell'autore). Edizione assai rara, parzialmente originale. al piatto posteriore menzione di Ottavo migliaio.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        ALS to William Edward Norris, from 21 Carlyle Mansions, August 4th, 1915.

      1915 43 lines on both sides of a single quarto sheet of headed paper.An affectionate letter from James to his friend and fellow author William Edward Norris, written only 7 days after he had become a British citizen and seven months before his death in February 1916. James had been overwhelmed by the 'avalanche of those [letters] I have received, all of the friendliest and most welcoming kind' that followed his changing of national allegiance. Angry at the Americans' refusal to support the Great War and vexed at the practical difficulties of being an alien in Britain - after the outbreak of war James needed official permission to go to his house in Rye - James swore allegiance to the King on July 26, witnessed by his friends, the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, Edmund Gosse, George Prothero and J.B. Pinker. 'Of course I could do absolutely and utterly nothing but make it [the decision] ... I am not sprouting into new feathers and union-jacks - all that was long ago discounted'.For some time James had wrestled with his identity; pushed away from America and drawn towards his adopted land.As he puts it himself in a letter to Gosse on the day of his patriation: 'the process [of becoming officially British] has only shown me what I virtually was - so that it's rather disappointing in respect to acute sensation. I haven't any, I blush to confess!'.James was greatly affected by the outbreak of war in 1914, his anguish visible in a letter to Rhoda Broughton: 'Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I'm sick beyond cure to have lived to see it'. To Norris he writes: 'I can't, I find, with the public situation what it is, face the solitude & sequestration of Rye - it makes me eat my heart out'. 'I don't want anything kept up damn it!' James continues, 'but the country and you!' This was not the first time James had written to Norris to describe his evolving feelings of nationality. In a letter dated February 4, 1896 he wrote: 'The American outbreak [in reference to the Venezuela Crisis of 1895] has darkened all my sky - and made me feel among many things, how long I have lived away from my native land, how long I shall live away from it and how little I understand it today'. The great warmth and affection shown to Norris stemmed from a friendship dating back over a decade. It was Norris who, in 1894, provided moral support to James after the disastrous and violent reaction to the first performance of his play Guy Domville. In a state of melancholy James 'bolted' to Torquay, where Norris lived, spending many days recuperating with his friend, 'the gentlest and sweetest of men'. William Norris, 1847-1925, was a prolific and successful author; his first novel Heaps of Money, 1877, was followed by the vastly popular Mademoiselle De Mersac, 1880. His final novel, Trevalion was published in 1925, the year of his death. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        BIBLIOGRAFÍA DE LA LENGUA VALENCIANA. 5 vol.

      Madrid: Tip. de la Rev. de Arch., Bibl. y Museos, 1929, 1939,; Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 1978,; Ministerio de Cultura, 1984.- 1915 - 5 vol ( 676 p., 2 h.) ( 649 p.) ( 511 p., 28 h.) ( 727 p.) ( 961 p.) ; 27 x 20 cm.- Los dos primeros volúmenes son en plena pasta española, los tres restantes en rústica. Catálogo razonado por orden alfabético de todos los autores . en lengua valenciana y bilingüeque . desde el establecimiento de la imprenta en España hasta el siglo XX. Todos se conservan en buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il Popolo - 1915 Periodico Sanita

      Tipografia Cav. G. de Martini - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,03 Periodico del primo decennio del '900 in buono stato, piegato più volte, pochi segni d'uso, macchia. Due illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, alcune inserzioni pubblicitarie. N. 14, 1 ottobre 1915, anno I de Il Popolo - Periodico Sannita. USATO

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        [Grimm, J & W] Grimm's Marchen

      Wien: M. Munk, ca. 1915. Square quarto. Original publisher's card wrappers with cover stamped lettering for tite. Heinrich Lefler's and Joseph Urban's celebrated full-page color illustrations (twelve, full-page), some hightened in wonderful bright gold. Lengthy inscription opposite titlepage. Near fine copy, with the gold highlights as bright as we have ever seen, and tight registration on the plates. 

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        Chaucer. A Norfolk Man. Includes Detailed Pull Out Genealogical Family Tree Going Back to Kings Lynn 1270.

      Norwich 1915 - 104pp.6 chapters, Addenda and corrigenda, 2 Appendices, Index, supplementary will. Large folded family tree- "Tentative Pedigree of the ancestors of Geoffrey Chaucer. Faded pencil signature on front board of "W Rye copy (?)", plus pencil written notes on Pedigree and on p96 of index,possible corrections and additions in same writing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tennis As I Play It (In Dustjacket)

      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good -. A solid copy of the 1915 1st edition, IN THE VERY UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Ghostwritten, by all accounts, by a young Sinclair Lewis, who 15 years later would become the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Tight and VG+, with no writing or markings of any kind (foxing, etc.) to speak of. And in a bright, VG- (and yet still very presentable) example of the fragile dustjacket. The jacket shows a degree of chipping along the panel edges (resulting in just a touch of loss to the title at the spine crown and the publisher's address at the foot of the rear panel), a 3" chip in the center of the spine (roughly the size of a quarter and then running down a bit), inconspicuous staining and tape re-inforcing to the inside of the dustjacket and, finally, light staining --and a bit of creasing-- to the front panel. Thick octavo, illustrated with 72 crisp black-and-white photos, Introduction/Preface by R. Norris Williams, 2nd (the 1914 National Champion of the United States). Maurice McLoughlin (1890-1957) not only won the US Championships in 1912 and 1913 and earned the world #1 ranking in 1914, he was also the first men's player from the Western United States (Nevada) to become US Champion and the first US finalist at Wimbledon (where he lost to Anthony Wilding in 1913).

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Il Teatro Futurista Sintetico. Creato da Marinetti, Settimelli, Bruno Corra.

      Milano, Istituto Editoriale Italiano, «Biblioteca teatrale», NN. 10 e 15, (1915-16). PRIMA edizione. Due volumi in 16mo (cm. 18,7); tela editoriale ; pp. 99, (5), 99, (5). Ritratti di Marinetti in antiporta in entrambi i volumi. Al primo volume le sintesi sono precedute dal «Manifesto del teatro futurista sintetico». Axs

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        Silver ring dedicated from Hussein b. Ali to McMahon during their correspondence time ragarding the Arab revolt

      Mecca-Cairo Ephemera. Very Good. No Binding. Fine handmade Silver ring dedicated "from the Sherif Hussein, Emir of Hejaz to (Sir Henry) McMahon". carved and enameld in gold, with natural stone contains natural formation shows a man riding on a lion inside jungle, and the stone is fixed by lion claws shapes. The McMahon-Hussein Correspondence, or the Hussein-McMahon Correspondence, was an exchange of letters (14 July 1915 to 30 January 1916) during World War I, between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, concerning the political status of lands under the Ottoman Empire. Growing Arab nationalism had led to a desire for independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the letters Britain agreed to recognize Arab independence after WWI "in the limits and boundaries proposed by the Sherif of Mecca", not including areas in which France had interests. This was in exchange for Arab help in fighting the Ottomans, led by Hussein bin Ali.Later, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement between France and UK was exposed showing that the two countries were planning to split and occupy parts of the promised Arab country. One of the unique masterpieces remained from the Hussein-McMahon correspondence.

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        Wassersport XXXIII. Jahrgang 1915, No. 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger des Deutschen Segler-Verbandes, des Deutschen Ruder-Verbandes, .

      Berlin SW 48. Wassersport-Verlag, 1915. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 2°. 35,7 x 27,2 cm. (4), 520 Seiten, Wassersport, 33, Wassersport, 33 In gutem Zustand. Einband etwas berieben, angestaubt und fleckig, das handschriftliche Rückenschild so gut wie unlesbar, fragmentarisch und gebräunt, der Schnitt gebräunt, beide fliegende Vorsätze unsauber entfernt, das Titelblatt braunfleckig, der Buchblock sauber, aber papierbedingt gering gebräunt, einzelne Seiten in den Rändern blass braunfleckig, - selten und interessant. vollständiger Untertitel: Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger des Deutschen Segler-Verbandes, des Deutschen Ruder-Verbandes, der Versicherungsgenossenschaft der Privatfahrzeug- und Reittierbesitzer sowie 614 wassersportlicher Verbände und Vereine. privater Halbleinenband mit kleinen Leinwandecken, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karonga Kronical

      Vol 1 (1-5) & Vol 2, (1-2). 8vo. Twentieth century navy buckram, gilt label to spine, original printed wrappers bound in, annotated throughout by Duff, bookplate to front pastedown. Nyasaland, Livingstonia Mission Press, 1914 -

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.]

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, [1915] - 20 volumes, octavo (234 x 158 mm). Contemporary green full morocco, titles and fine tooling in gilt to spines, raised bands, decorative frames with floral cornerpieces gilt to covers, floral centrepieces to front covers in gilt, brown silk moiré endpapers, brown and green morocco doublures, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Milwaukee bookseller's ticket to front pastedown of vol. I. Bookplate of Milwaukee hardware mogul Edward Frank Pritzlaff to front free endpaper versos. Very minor rubbing to extremities, spines of 4 volumes browned; an excellent, partly unopened set. Illustrated title page with Alfred Jewel vignette printed in red, blue, black, and gilt on japon, frontispiece and 3 photogravure plates on japon with captioned tissue-guards in each volume, totalling 80 plates; title pages printed in red and black. Signed limited edition, number 94 of 153 sets signed by Hardy. The autograph edition was an American issue of the first 21 volumes of the Wessex edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text", partly printed from the English plates and partly reset in America (Purdy). It was later reissued in 1920 as the unsigned Anniversary edition, issued in a run of 1,250 sets. While Purdy only calls for the first volume of this edition to include the map of Wessex, in this set it is included in all volumes. Purdy p. 286. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Winterliche Flußlandschaft.

      - Farbholzschnitt, um 1915, auf dünnem Japan-Bütten, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 27,5:33,8 cm, oben und links auf den Darstellungsrand geschnitten, rechts und unten mit winzigem Rändchen, Falten rechts geglättet, kleine Randbeschädigungen sorgfältig restauriert. Die in Weimar als Graphikerin und Illustratorin tätige Künstlerin, Tochter des Malers Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), war dort seit 1896 Schülerin von Otto Rasch (1862-1952) und 1900-1902 in Stuttgart an der privaten Kunstschule von Leopold von Kalckreuth (1855-1928). 1902 kehrte sie nach Weimar zurück, wo sie sich die Technik des Farbholzschnitts autodidaktisch aneignete, die sie zeitlebens favorisieren sollte. Sie erlangte Anerkennung durch Ankäufe von privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Besondere Bekanntheit erlangte sie durch Darstellungen Weimarer Schauplätze und geistigen Zentren der Weimarer Klassik, vorrangig das Goethehaus. Sie wurden zu ihren künstlerischen Lebensthemen. Daneben schuf sie Ansichten etwa von der Ostsee. 1918 freundschaftlicher Kontakt mit der Schriftstellerin Erika von Watzdorf-Bachoff (1878-1963). Ihre Radierungen erschienen u.a. in den Jahresmappen des „Weimarer Radierverein" 1905-1910.

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        The First Hundred Thousand - SIGNED by the Author

      London: Blackwood, 1915. A first edition, first printing published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1915. A near fine book with the ownership inscriptions of A H Barrett Greene to the front endpaper. Below this is the signature of the author, as 'Ian Hay Beith' and below this, a further explanation by Greene that the book was signed for him by the author after the Johnian Society dinner (St. John's College Cambridge) in 1938. This book was written by Captain John Hay Beith under the pen name of Ian Hay and is one of the most widely-read books about the Great War. It is exceedingly uncommon in this, the First English Edition. A newspaper obituary of the Author (from September 23, 1952) is laid in. The First Hundred Thousand is the Author's most famous book and consisted of sketches of life in his own battalion from September 1914 (when it began squad drill) until 12 months later. It was one of the most popular books of the period presenting the story of a typical unit of Kitchener's Army by way of a series of ordinary light-hearted sketches thsat resolutely turned away from the brutal face of war. Rare signed by Hay as 'Ian Hay Bieth'. No DJ.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield : The Fireside Dickens

      Chapman & Hall and Henry Frowde, 1915. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 12mo - over 6.75" - 7.75" tall; good condition; undated red cloth cover;. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Original Hardback Wisden

      1915. Hi, This lot is an 1915 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, there are a few marks to the boards but nothing off putting. A slight darkness to the edge of the boards and the pagebloack and edge of the pastedowns. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow bar a little bit of darkness at the edge. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally a very nice book. 1915s are not seen too often.

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        Spoon River Anthology

      New York: Macmillan, 1915. First. hardcover. near fine. 8vo, teal blue cloth stamped in gilt & black. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1915. First edition. 8vo, teal blue cloth stamped in gilt & black. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1915. First edition. An excellent copy.

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        Au-dessus de la mêlée

      Paul Ollendorff 1915 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1915, 15x23,5cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande. Dos et plats uniformément ombrés, gardes et quelques témoins ombrés. Rare et agréable exemplaire de ce manifeste pacifiste consistant en un recueil d'articles parus entre septembre 1914 et août 1915 dans le Journal de Genève et d'autres journaux étrangers. . [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition for which there is no mention of large papers, one of the rare copies on Holland paper. Back and flat uniformly shaded, some shaded witnesses. A rare and pleasant copy of this pacifist manifesto consisting of a collection of articles published between September 1914 and August 1915 in the Journal de Genève and other foreign newspapers. . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Scarlet Plague

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good +/No Jacket. Gordon Grant. 182 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At Rear. Plum Red Cloth, Stamped In Red And Yellow, Gilt Lettering On Spine. First Printing, One Of Only 5105 Copies. Near Fine, Slight Rubbing At Corners, Slight Fading To Spine Cloth, Hinges Tight, No Fraying, Gilt Spine Lettering Complete And Brilliant, No Names Or Marks.

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        The Trail of the Hawk (SIGNED)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1915. 1st. Original cloth. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication "To G. M. Acklom/God bless him/both his grin &/his reports on books./Sinclair Lewis/Aug. 31, 1915." Acklom was a British writer, editor, prolific book reviewer, translator and contributor based in New York City, principally with the publisher E.P. Dutton. First Edition, with H-P on copyright page. 8vo. 408, [1] pp. Frontispiece by Norman Rockwell, one his earliest illustrations in a book. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner bookplate; fading to gilt on spine; water spotting on rear cover; light wear to extremities more so to spine ends; a good copy, lacking the scarce dustjacket. A comedy of the seriousness of life. Author's third novel and second under his own name. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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        ALBUM OF 30 ORIGINAL BLACK & WHITE SHANGHAI PHOTOGRAPHS.

      - [Shanghai n.d. ca. 1915-1920's, no publisher/photographer]. Stiff gray board "post card" album, contains 20 b.w. photos of Shanghai, most 7.5 x 5.7 cm., all very clean sharp images captions in Chinese or Chinese & English. A NICE COLLECTION! This is a lovely, and early album showing Shanghai in the 1910-1920's period. There are captions to most, in Chinese, or Chinese & English, but the majority are in Chinese. * This group was clearly addressed to the Chinese visitor to Shanghai by virtue of the fact that most captions were in Chinese. * THE IMAGES: 1. Shanghai Yong An Company 2. The Bund 3. Grand Theatre 4. N.S. R. North Station Shanghai 5. The Bund 6. Chinese funeral procession, shanghai 7. Nanjing Road 8. Garden Bridge 9. Garden Bridge. 10. Chinese Junks Huang Pu River 11. Shanghai Race Course. * Note see below for more on this. 12. Lunmen Road [Race Course] 13. [Grand Stand, Race Course] 14. The Bund and the Huang Pu River 15. Park Hotel 16. The Bund 17. Sincere New World Company 18. Views of Shanghai Bund. 19. God of Piece [sic for Peace] 20. Willow Tea House 21. The Sun Company 22. The Bund 23. Platforms of Three Companies 24. Shanghai street scene. 25. Photo of the Bund from a high building 26. Bund Garden 27. Rue Avenue Foch Shanghai [French Quarter] 28. Nanjing Road 29. Nanjing Road 30. Nanjing Road *** NOTE REGARDING PHOTO #11 ABOVE: On the verso is a penned note in English: "The building with the clock is where I wrote this letter. I live in that one with the x. The photo shows a small penned 'x'. This room was an excellent view of the race course. * From the above we can determine, that the previous owner of this collection of Shanghai photos was a foreigner, most likely an American according to the grammar and spelling. *** CONDITION: Each photo is a small gem. By and large they are very clear and solid images. There is a bit of fading to one image, we are not sure if it was a foggy day common to Shanghai or fading. All others are with excellent crisp images. *** THE BINDING: The photos were preserved by the previous owner in a small "Post Card" format album, stiff board covers, with faded green pages, with the usual slits to hold postcards. Each photo is held in place with period 'corners' thus there is no damage to the photo, which is merely slipped into each corner to hold it fast in the album. Nice original album contemporary with the photos. *** RARITY: This is a rare and rather early group. Photos of this size were typically from around the turn of the century, 1900-1910, since none are dated, we liberally date from 1905-1020's. More than likely they are 1905-1915. Of special note, there are no foreigners walking on the street nor Indian Sikh policemen who were commonly shown in 1920's photos around Nanjing Road and the tram. *** Color photos can be sent by email.

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        OXFORD POETRY 1915. Edited by G.D.H. C.[ole] and T.W. E.[arp]. [With:] Sheldon (Gilbert) Verses. Privately published (by Lilian Sheldon), 1932, a few faint spots, pp. 46, crown 8vo, slightly later green cloth, discolouration from water-staining to inner margin of both boards, bookplate of Geoffrey A.M. Whittall and his ownership inscription, good

      B.H. Blackwell 1915 - FIRST EDITION, pp. viii, 72, crown 8vo, original quarter parchment with blue sides, printed label to upper board and backstrip, the borders a little faded, backstrip label browned and chipped (lacking first letter), corners a trifle bumped, untrimmed, manuscript poem by Gilbert Sheldon to flyleaf ('Leafield Wireless Station'), two further poems (1 Ts. and 1 Ms.) laid in, good. Tolkien's contribution, 'Goblin Feet', appears on pp. 64-5. The poem was written in April of 1915 for Edith Bratt, and is a somewhat characteristic piece of 'mature juvenilia' - although rather twee, and later disowned by Tolkien who expressed great dislike for it. Other contributors include the editors, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Aldous Huxley. The manuscript poem by Gilbert Sheldon on the flyleaf is possibly in his holograph - it contains one variation to the published version, and unlike the latter is dated (to Nov. 1919); it concerns a wireless station that was used intensively during the war, although this recent function is not explicit in the poem (despite its date). The posthumously published volume of poetry by the same includes a number of war poems, though Sheldon - suffering the effects of childhood polio - did not fight, as well as a number of poems concerning local events in Oxfordshire and Berkshire that form a counterpoint to those reflecting Sheldon's determined love of travel. This copy bears a tipped-in note signed by Lilian Sheldon, presenting it 'in memory of the author' at Christmas 1932 - the recipient is unnamed and is not he of the bookplate, given that her note carries on its verso his record of having purchased 'this little jewel' and mentions his having re-bound it. Neither of the poems laid in to the volume of Oxford Poetry are featured in this volume, and the one in manuscript does not match the hand of the one known to be by him; it is closer, but not close enough to confidently attribute, to the hand of Lilian Sheldon. Lilian Sheldon made a notable contribution to embryological research alongside Alice Johnson at Newnham College, Cambridge - she continued to work as a lecturer at the College until 1898, when she joined her brother in London (and then in Lymstone, Devon) joining him in his research of architectural and topographical matters; she was one of the earliest female drivers in the country and performed that function in her work for the YMCA in Birmingham during the Great War. Gilbert Sheldon, the publication of whose 'Transition from Roman Britain to Christian England' (1932) carried a memoir of the author by Walter de la Mare, is also notable for his association with another pioneering woman, the Oxford-based Canadian novelist and theologian Lily Dougall - with whom he collaborated on a slender volume of verse, 'Arcades ambo', published by Blackwell in 1919. (Hammond & Anderson B1a)

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        Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing [with Stamp Case and Envelope]

      London: Emberlin and Son, 1915. Eighth edition of Wise Words; Third edition of the Stamp Case and Third Edition of the Envelope. pp. [1-5], 6. 1 vols. 3 x 4 inches. Self wrappers. With the original pink envelope with printed description and reading 'The "Wonderland" Postage-Stamp-Case.' Some fading and wear to envelope else in excellent condition. Eighth edition of Wise Words; Third edition of the Stamp Case and Third Edition of the Envelope. pp. [1-5], 6. 1 vols. 3 x 4 inches. ACCOMPANIED BY "THE WONDERLAND POSTAGE-STAMP CASE" as issued, consisting of the illustrated folder with the illustration of Alice with the Duchess' baby on one side and the publisher's imprint, the illustration of the Cheshire cat over the "(Post Free, 13d) Price One Shilling." The second part of this piece is the the folded card of the stamp case with Alice and the piglet and the Cheshire cat's smile on the exterior and with 12 stitched pockets each bearing a value under the opening, the numbers being the only printing on the interior. All in excellent condition. Williams-Madan 223-5

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        INDIA – MYSORE GEOLOGICAL MAP: GEOLOGICAL MAP OF MYSORE. SCALE 1 INCH - 8 MILES.

      Lithograph in colour, dissected into 16 sections and mounted upon original cloth, folding into original plain green card covers (Very Good, bright and clean, just some minor chipping to the neatline at one small point on the right side), 76 x 97.5 cm. - [Bangalore: Mysore Government Press], June 1915. Very rare – the first edition of the first scientific geological map of Mysore, a princely state of fabled mineral wealth, created under the supervision of William Frederick Smeeth, the director of the state’s geological department, published in Bangalore by the Mysore Government Press. - This very rare, large format map is the first edition of the first scientific geological map of the Kingdom of Mysore, one of British India’s greatest princely states, which occupied what in now south-central and south-eastern Karnataka State. The map represented the culmination of over two decades of advanced surveys on the part of the Mysore Geological Department, under the direction of William Frederick Smeeth. Mysore, the descendent of a wealthy and militarily powerful independent state that dominated Southern India, was long famed for its mineral wealth, notably by the legendary Kolar Gold Fields. On the present map all of Mysore’s geological and mineralogical wealth is revealed with scientific precision for the first time. The thematic content of the map is overlaid upon an accurate topographical template supplied by the Surveyor General’s Office of India, predicated upon the most advanced trigonometric surveys. All cities and major towns are noted, while all of the railways, including ‘broad gage’, ‘metro’, ‘other’, and ‘proposed’ are delineated. The map depicts all of Mysore’s 21 geological zones in resplendent original chromolithographed colours, detailed in the ‘Geological Index’ (lower right). The majority of the zones are under the ‘Archaen’ classification, including nos. 1-10, while within this classification are ‘Eruptive Unconformities’, nos. 11-15 and zones of ‘Eparchaen Interval’, no. 16. Under another classification are ‘Dyke Rocks’, nos. 17-20 and ‘Conglomerates’, no. 21. Additionally, the map functions as a mineralogical map, employing symbols to mark the locations of fifteen different types of mineral deposits, as explained in ‘Index to Minerals’ (lower left). These include gold, iron, manganese, chromium, copper, lead, antimony, magnetite, corundum, garnet, asbestos, mica and kaolin, fuchsite quartzite and soapstone. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        \"K(önigliches) Schloß Berchtesgaden. Hochparterre.\" Gesamtgrundriß, erstellt vom \"K(öniglichen) Obersthofmeister-Stab. Bauabteilung\". Tuschfederzeichnung, bez. wie oben und gestempelt \"Obersthofmeisteramt König Ludwig III. von Bayern\", um 1915. Beiliegen: Neun weitere Architekturentwürfe zum Königlichen Schloß Berchtesgaden (1840 bis 1917).

       Tuschfederzeichnung, um 1915, 80 x 120 cm. Längs- und Querfalten, im Rand Wasserflecken. - Die neun Beilagen sind (mit Angabe der Blattgröße in cm): 1. \"Plan über die Vergrößerung des Königlichen Residenzschlosses zu Berchtesgaden und zwar mittels Ausbau des sogenannten Grubengebäudes\" usw. Längendurchschnitt mit Kellergeschoß, drei Obergeschoßen und Dachstuhl. Alt abgetrenntes Oberteil der folgenden Beilage Nr. 2 (29 x 57). 2. \"Ausgebautes Königliches Residenzschloß. Grubengebäude.\" Vier Grundrisse des Erdgeschoßes und der drei Stockwerke, auf einem Blatt. Aquarellierte Federzeichnung, sign. \"Mennas Schoenauer\", um 1840 (59 x 57). 3. Zwei Architekturzeichnungen von Gebäuden im Innenhof des Schlosses auf einem Blatt: eine Fassadenansicht und ein Längsschnitt. Teilaquarellierte Tuschfederzeichnungen, wohl um 1840. Auf Velin mit WZ \"Schoeller\". Mittelbug (59 x 52). 4. \"Entwurf über die Herstellung eines hölzernen Verschlages zur Unterkunft für zwey Lakayen im Corridor des Wohnstockes am Priesterstein. Längsansicht. Durchschnitt. Grundriß.\" Drei aquarellierte Federtuschzeichnungen \"zum Kostenanschlag ... des Hofbau-Etat pro 1839/40\", auf einem Blatt. Mittelbug (42 x 32). 5. \"Kgl. Schloss Berchtesgaden. Ansicht der Seite mit dem Portal gegen den Schlossplatz.\" Fassade und Grundriß. Zwei Darstellungen auf einem Blatt. Bleistiftzeichnung, sign. \"C. Bürklin\", mit Stempel \"A. Maltan, Baugeschäft Berchtesgaden Inhaberin Katharina Maltan\". Zwei Längsfalten (38 x 57). 6. \"Kgl. Schloß Berchtesgaden. Aufführung eines neuen Kamines für Zim(mer) No. 95 u. Herstellung einer Rabitzwand dortselbst.\" Mit den Zimmern 91 und 92 (Wohnung der Frau Gräfin Deym), 94 und 95, rechts oben die Priesterstein-Terrasse. Zwei Grundrisse auf einem Blatt, dat. November 1902. Mittelbug (42 x 33). 7. \"Kgl. Schloß Berchtesgaden. Hauptbau. Facadenteil gegen den Scjhloßplatz.\" Ansicht des Erdgeschosses. Hs. ergänzter Lichtdruck, sign., gestempelt und dat. \"J. Pronn\", Bautechniker in Berchtesgaden, Bezirksamtlicher Baukontrolleur, Dezember 1906. Längsfalten (21 x 86). 8. \"Fassade des Stallgebäudes\". Längs- und Seitenansicht. Verso alt bez. wie oben. Aquarellierter Lichtdruck, sign. \" K. Hirsch Bauf.\", dat. Dezember 1909. Längsfalten, dort alt hintergte Papierdurchbrüche, Randläsuren (33 x 68). 9. \"Kgl. Schloss Berchtesgaden. Prunkbeschläge für die Zimmer im Dekanatsbau. München, im April 1917.\" Zwei Bleistiftzeichnungen auf einem Blatt (40 x 32 cm). Insgesamt zehn Darstellungen auf zehn Blättern. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Architektur, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Photographic album of a pre-WWI tour in Europe and India, Kashmir & France, concluding during WWI at Louviciennes

      1915. Very good condition. A photograph album memorializing two trips made by an English woman, Mrs. K. Haig throughout Europe, then to India to visit her son, Major W. de W. Haig, a British officer, and his wife. It concludes with "Pictures taken during the War at 'Louviciennes'", including an image of the Chateau de`s Voisins, now the BNP Paribas campus. The first half of the album begins in 1909 with the departure of the ship "Yale", based in Bath, (with an American flag?) to the European continent. Another ship listed is possibly the "Bleucher". Places visited include Berlin, Potsdam, Sans Souci, Dresden, the Royal Gardens at Nieder-Siedlitz, Munich, Lucerne, Pilatus, Berne, Murren, Zermatt, Geneva, Lyons, Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Montpelier, Tours, Chenenceaux, Chateau de Lude, Aise le Rideau, Villandry, Fontainebleau, St. Cloud, Chantilly & Versailles. The second half of the album is entitled " 'India' From Pictures By Major W. de W. Haig". These include Kashmir, Naini Tal, Muktesar, Srinagar, Dehra Dun and the Khyber Pass. Major Haig took some lovely and at times atmospheric images of the people of India, including a papier mache worker, women grinding corn, men sewing with a sewing machine on the curbside; candy shop in the bazaar, Mrs. K. Haig "travelling in a 'Dandy' (on men's heads)" on the way to Muktesar, wood gatherers, a pair of men using a long bowed saw, Indians in small boats at the shore of a lake surrounded by mountains. There are also extensive images of their bungalow at Lucknow and "Beaucaire", the home of Major and Mrs. Haig 31 Rajpur Rd, Dehra Dun. (looking very grand residences!). The sign at the Khyber Pass, taken with their automobile, states "It is absolutely forbidden to cross this border into Afghan Territory." The last 4 pages are photographs taken at Louviciennes, outside of Paris, the first a group of 8, with 5 identified as Mons. Fournier, Major Haig and his wife, Mdme & Mons. Gelis-Didot. (Gelis-Didot may be Pierre Gelis-Didot, author of "Hotels et Maisons de Paris/ Facadea et Details", published in 1893. He was celebrated for his architectural drawings.) There is a picture of the "Chateau des Voisins," now the BNP Paribas campus. and then a series of images of tea at the Fornier's, where the visitors pose with a massive bomb shell, presumably to emphasize the fire power of the French. They appear content, with little recognition of the pain and suffering soon to be rained down on them all. Albumen and silver gelatin prints, 112 images of Europe, generally 3 3/4" square and 4 1/2 x 3 1/2". 54 images of India, varying from 4 5/8 x 3 1/2" to 6 x 8 5/8", with most 4 1/2 x 6". 14 images of Louviciennes, 11 quite small (2 x 2 1/2") the 1/4 x 3 1/2". Captioned below and sometimes within the margin of images. Album 8 1/4 x 10 1/4", black original cloth, gilt "Photographs" on the front board, spine slightly faded. 50 leaves, photographs on both sides of the pages.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        The New Review. Consecutive run of 19 semi-monthly issues, Vol. III no 5 to Vol. IV no 2 (May 1 1915 to Jan 15, 1916)

      The New Review 1915-16, New York - A substantial, consecutive run of issues, covering most of the year 1915. An independent radical bi-monthly, The New Review claimed a distinguished board of editors, including most of the writers who would go on to found The Masses in 1916. Indeed, Goldwater says of The New Review: ".it was considered to have been absorbed into the Masses . whose masthead for August to November, 1916, included its name." Unlike the Masses, however, New Review was primarily a news magazine devoted to developments in the growing international Socialist movement; it included no illustrations and comparatively little literary work. Contributors to the this run of issues include Louis Fraina, Elsie Clews Parsons, John Spargo, Floyd Dell, Ernest Boyd, Mary White Ovington, William English Walling, Harry Laidler, and a host of others. Not entirely uncommon, but seldom encountered in cohesive runs and rarely found in nice condition. GOLDWATER 185. Nineteen consecutive quarto issues in original wrappers. Staple-bound self-wraps; 24pp per issue. Mild toning and soil to outer pages on some issues; occasional mild creasing, but no serious wear - generally Very Good or better overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        IMMORTALIAMO LA VITA

      SESTO S. GIOVANNI: CASA EDITRICE MADELLA, 1915. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 20. USATO

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        Guerra sola igiene del mondo

      Edizioni futuriste di Poesia,, Milano, 1915 - Cm. 19,5 x 17, pp. 157 (5). Bross. orig. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Una dedica occultata al piatto anteriore (verosimilmente dell'autore). Edizione assai rara, parzialmente originale. al piatto posteriore menzione di Ottavo migliaio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL Limited Edition

      London : WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1915 SIGNED Copy by Artist.Full VELLUM Boards with gilt titles and decorations to spine and front panel. 295x240mm approx. Top Edge gilt. Uncut fore and bottom edges. 148pp. Illustrated end papers. Frontis. Tipped on colour plate on Charcoal heavy paper + 11 others all with their captioned tissue guards and all other black and white line drawings as called for. No. 257 of the limited edition of 525 copies signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. VG (NB - The book has been pulled and completely rebound by us with the original boards re -lined, the vellum washed, new ribbon ties affixed; some of the pages of the book block which were damp affected have been washed and re sized and the sheets re- sewn on three tapes and the original illustrated end papers re-laid. No previous owner name or insc. The book had been allowed to become very damp damaged and whilst the work done has resulted in this highly collectible book being saved such that it will provide years of service and enjoyment to subsequent owners, the vellum remains marked to the front board seemingly from a brown leather tome and has significant damp mottling to the rear panel. The later remains an imperfection and for that reason the book is offered at a realistic price to provide an opportunity to purchase a sought after book which seldom becomes available.NB the restoration work is such that there is no musty odour or foxing and the vellum although still stained is smooth to the touch and not offensive in any other way. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale.

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps - true first issue

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915. A first edition, first printing published by William Blackwood and Sons in 1915. A very good+ (or better) book with a very small bookseller's stamp to the the top of the front pastedown. Some rubbing to thespinetips and corners. A little splitting to the prelims. A remarkably clean and bright copy, complete with the two pages of adverts to the rear.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Salute to Adventurers.

      Thomas Nelson, London., N.D. [1915]. First edition. Octavo. Surprisingly uncommon. A 397-page novel.Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ''Bill Cecil from John Buchan - July 1915''. The recipient has made an ownership inscription below this. He may have been the Bishop of Exeter.Rear hinge cracked. Text block cocked. Ink stain to lower half of front joint. Good.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Photograph album including 20 images of a drug store

      New England (based on some of the products showing in the images), 1915. Album. Very good. This 10.5" x 7" album contains approximately 135 photographs (ranging in size from .5" x .75" to 4,25" to 3.25"). Some in corner mounts and some glued. The pages and photos are in nice shape; a few have creases. The album is soundly bound with minor wear. The images include about 20 photos of the inside of a drug store showing a · Variety of products and advertising for Coca-Cola, Colgate, Sutols Tooth Powder, Harvard and other brands of cigars, Beech-Nut Chewing Gum, Fan Tan Chewing Gum, Cherry Smash, Curran & Joyce Ginger Ale · Soda fountain with advertising (ice cream sodas, college ices, Jersey Ice Cream), · Large National League baseball-player doll, and · Boxes of once-cent matches, boxes of potato chips, pipes, a large display of Easter candy, racks of postcards, a cash register, cabinets filled with bottle and jars, etc. There are about 25 photographs of a family vacation to Florida, probably in the Jupiter-Palm Beach area as one of the photos includes what appears to be the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Other photos show swimming, bicycling, sailing, and strolling along the beach. One photo is of two young African-American boys. Four photos show lots of men and women in athletic wear: white bloomers and blouses for the women and white shirts (with black bow ties), white pants, and white hats for the men. Two are posed group photos, one show a very large group performing mass calisthenics, and one shows a man using the parallel bars. Three photos show young women in white riding bloomers carrying crops, and three photos show a young man in costume as an obese priest. The remainder of the photos show typical family scenes.

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        Past and Present of Greene County Missouri Early and Recent History and Genealogical Records of Many of the Representative Citizens, Volumes I-II

      Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen, 1915. Leather_bound. Fair. Two volume set. Marbled boards with leather bound spine and corners which are worn on both volumes. Volume I has the rear cover detached and the hinges are weak on Vol. II. Bindings are intact and reasonably tight on both.

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        Manuscript Trench Diary by a soldier who lost his leg in the Somme Dec 1915 Dec 1916

      Autograph Manuscript Diary ("H. S. Hopcraft, K. S. L. I., 69 Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, London"), 77 x 104mm. London, Staff College Camberley, Bournemouth and France (including the Somme), late December 1915 to end of 1916 (daily until 12 July, then a break until 8 August and sporadically thereafter until the end of the year).Original burgundy leather with some wear and scuffing, also to the tongue. Some cracking at the hinges and a slight loss to the spine, but overall in good order. With a recent copy of a photo showing officers of the 7th (Service) Battalion of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Savrola

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. Sevenpenny Library edition. Hardcover. This is the first state of the 1915 Hodder & Stoughton “Sevenpenny Library Edition” of Churchill's third book and only novel, extremely scarce thus in the strikingly illustrated dust jacket. This is an aesthetically pleasing little book measuring 6.625 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide (17 x 11.5 cm), bound in a decorated bright red embossed cloth, and with a frontispiece illustration. Worn and soiled copies are not uncommon, but since the edition was small, fragile, and printed on cheap paper, collector-worthy copies have become scarce. Scarcer still is the illustrated dust jacket, the front panel of which features a four-color reproduction of the frontispiece on a red background; in recent decades, we have seen only a tiny handful of copies ever offered on the world market and infer that precious few survive. In 1998, Richard Langworth (A Connoisseur's Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill) wrote: "Presence of the evocative jacket turns this rather ordinary book into a collector treasure." We quite agree. This scarce jacketed example is very good plus in its original dust jacket. The red cloth binding is bright, lightly sunned and soiled only at the spine ends and the upper edge of the front cover, corresponding to dust jacket losses. The contents are inevitably age-toned, but otherwise clean, with trivial spotting confined to the endpapers and page edges. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponds with the dust jacket flaps, corroborating that this copy has spent life jacketed. First state is confirmed by absence of the “1915” publication date on the title page. The sole previous ownership mark is an inked name and First World War date of “February 1916” on the front free endpaper. The mull is firmly intact beneath a cosmetic split to the endpapers at the rear pastedown that does not affect binding integrity. The dust jacket is worn, with a strip loss up to 1 cm in depth along the upper spine and upper front panel, as well as wear and loss along the front flap fold, upper rear corner, and lower spine, as well as modest spine toning and a bit of red staining on the rear panel adjacent to the rear hinge. Nonetheless, the signature front panel illustration remains bright and intact. The jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The year during the First World War when this edition was published was a momentous time for Churchill, which saw him busy writing history, not fiction. In 1915 he was the wartime First Lord of the Admiralty, but after the disaster in the Dardanelles he was scapegoated by his peers and his Prime Minister and forced out of the Cabinet. Churchill would go from the Cabinet to the Front, serving as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches, before being exonerated by war's end and returning to the Government. Although Savrola was Churchill's third published book, it was actually the first book he undertook and the second he completed. When Savrola was first published in 1900, a very young Churchill was exuberant about publication. He would later make deprecating comments about the work. In his 1930 autobiography he wrote, "I have consistently urged my friends to abstain from reading it [Savrola]." However, his mixed feelings about his only novel did not keep Churchill from writing a foreword to a new edition in 1956, in which he said: "The preface to the first edition in 1900 submitted the book 'with considerable trepidation to the judgment or the clemency of the public.' The intervening fifty-five years have somewhat dulled though certainly not changed my sentiments on this point." Irrespective of Churchill's feelings about his book and his limitations as a novelist, this novel certainly provides insight into the early perspective and sentiment of the then very young Churchill. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A3.6.a, Woods A3(d), Langworth p.44.

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        A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 63 p. First American edition, first printing of Robert Frost's first book ("Aind" on last line of page 14 instead of "And") in a printing of 750 copies.***DESCRIPTION: Blue linen with gilt rectangle on front enclosing title and author in gilt lettering, gilt lettering and rules on the spine, plain endpapers, publisher's device on title page; pagination: (i)-x, 11-63, followed by statement of printing ("Certain of these poems are reprinted by courteous permission from: -The Forum, The Independent, The Companion").***CONDITION: Overall very good+, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The head of the spine has some fraying, the tail of the spine is lightly rubbed, there is moderate fading along edges. Glassine dust jacket shows only modest rubbing and minor darkening along spine.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        THE STORY OF BRITISH PRISONERS. FIRST EDITION. RARE ORIGINAL FIRST WORLD WAR PAMPHLET

      London ;- The Central Committee for National Patriotic Organizations. May 1915 - A NEAR FINE EXAMPLE ! Slim Crown 8vo. (32)pp. Pamphlet. "Price One Penny." Extremely Scarce item. (Green and Gibson C19)

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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