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        NORTH OF BOSTON with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED and a 14-line MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT OF "BIRCHES" by Frost

      Henry Holt, New York 1915 - Stated "Third Edition" on the copyright page but actually the Second Edition and the first edition printed in America; Crane A3.2: 1300 copies published. Tipped to the front pastedown is an @50 word AUTOGRAPH LETTER dated 12 May 1923 from South Shaftsbury, Vermont, SIGNED by the author, mentioning this book and how Frost would be happy to sign it if it is sent to his Ann Arbor address. On the first blank is a fourteen-line HOLOGRAPH FRAGMENT of Frost's famous poem "Birches," also SIGNED by the author with the dedication beneath his signature "To Maurice Frink," the same person to whom the letter is addressed. The fragment is the heart of the 59-line poem, first published in 1916 in MOUNTAIN INTERVAL, the book that followed NORTH OF BOSTON. It begins: "So was I once myself a swinger of birches" and concludes "I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree." An absolutely superb example of a holograph poem by Frost in a book, one of the best that we have encountered. The front free endpaper, which has Frink's 1915 markings along with a much later Christmas presentation in another hand, is detached and laid in, which allows the book, when opened, to have the letter facing the poem. Gilt bright, very minor rubbing to the spine tips. The scarce dustwrapper has the correct spelling of "faint" on the front. Some mild chipping to the head of the spine just affecting "North" in the title and slightly extending to both panels. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Le Mot (Revue); Nos. 1-20, Nov. 20, 1914 - July, 1, 1915 (All Published)

      Paris: Le Mot, 1915. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. pictorial wrappers. Near fine. 20 issues. Folio, 44 x 29 cm. Mostly a semi-monthly publication. A complete set of 20 numbers, a satirical magazine, [The Word]  focused on World War I, primarily engaged in promoting German atrocities real or imagined. Created by Paul Iribe and Jean Cocteau, with text mostly by Cocteau and covers printed in two colors by Paul Iribe, plus interior illustrations and drawings (some double page) -- all images are color and black and white lithographs. Additional artistic contributions by Raoul Dufy, Leon Bakst, Albert Gleizes, André Lhote, and Shem. Issue No.2 contains a double page listing of French military who died in action: name, rank, unit and the engagements where they perished -- many at the Battle of the Marne. Barbara Tuchman wrote in her conclusion to The Guns of August (1962): "The Battle of the Marne was one of the decisive battles of the world not because it determined that Germany would eventually lose or the Allies ultimately win the war but because it determined that the war would go on....." -- beginning the entrenchment of positions that would last well into 1918. Issue No. 1 hinge reinforced with archival tape. Clean, fresh set.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES

      - (KING,JESSIE)illus. A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES by Oscar Wilde. London: Methuen (1915). 4to, (8 x 10"), blue pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, slight scattered foxing else near fine in attractive custom box. First edition with King's illustrations including pictorial endpapers, color pictorial title page, 16 tipped-in color plates, plus beautiful black and white decorative initials. This is a particularly bright copy without the intense foxing that can often be found in this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Fotoalbum einer Schweizer Familie aus Graubünden aus der Zeit des 1. Weltkrieges, viele Portrait- und Gruppenaufnahmen, an verschiedensten Orten des Landes, insbesondere Aufnahmen von Schweizer Soldaten in Uniform und junge Männer in den Farben einer Burschenschaft (Studentenverein).

      um 1915, - quer in-4to, 20 feste Albumbl., mit 205 eingeklebten sowie 2 losen s/w Originalfotografien und 1 farbigen gemalten Postkarte, guter Zustand, Originalfotoalbum d. Z. mit farbig gemustertem Leineneinband und Schnurbindung in passender Farbgebung (bei W. Leser, Papeterie-Lederwaren Davos-Platz, Preis 10.-), guter Zustand. Eine grosse Anzahl von Originalaufnahmen einer wohlhabenden bürgerlichen Familie, sehr wahrscheinlich aus Graubünden. Leider gibt es keine Beschriftung oder Legenden der Bilder. Viele Aufnahmen zeigen Schweizer Offiziere und Soldaten in Uniform, verschiedene Städte wie Chur oder Zürich und einige Aufnahmen aus Arosa, Sommer und Winter. So auch eine Beerdingungsfeier mit militärischer Ehrengarde, eine Aufnahme zur ?Erinnerung an den französischen Evakuierten-Zug vom 18. Mai 1915?, ein Militärdefilé, der Besuch des deutschen Kaisers Wilhelm II., Aufräumarbeiten bei einem entgleisten Zug im Tiefschnee, Feste und Feiern von Soldaten und Offizieren u.a. in Arosa. Daneben aber auch Aufnahmen von Frauen mit Kindern, zuhause im Salon, bei der Erstkommunion usw. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Die Verwandlung.

      Leipzig, Wolff, 1915 - 72 S., 1 Bl., 3 Bll. (Verlagsanzeigen). (= Der jüngste Tag. Bd. 22/23). - Erste Ausgabe erschienen in einer 800 Exemplaren von welchen nicht einmal 400 verkauft wurden (hier im selteneren Original-Pappeinband). - W.-G. 3. Raabe 146, 3. Smolen 22/231.B. - "Die Verwandlung" erschien 1915 im Oktoberheft der Zeitschrift "Die weissen Blätter" und bereits im Dezember des Jahres in verbesserter Form als Buch bei Kurt Wolff in dessen Reihe "Der jüngste Tag". "Die Verwandlung" ist wohl das bekannteste und am häufigst zitierte Werk von Franz Kafka. Die vorliegende Erstausgabe wurde in 800 Excemplaren gedruckt von welchen nicht einmal 400 in den verkauft wurden. Der Großteil der verkauften Auflage bestand - wie üblich - au der Variante in der Originalbroschur mit der Deckelillustration von Ottomar Starke und der Datierung "1916". Vorliegend die etwas teurere und seltener Ausgabe im Pappband aber ohne den Schutzumschlag. - Vorderer Buchinnendeckel und Titel mit hs. Namen. Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 300 8°. OPp. (etw. bestoßen und gebräunt, Rücken mit kl. Läsuren). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine full-length original photograph of the noted ballroom dancer in costume, posed on a pedestal holding flowers in each hand linked by a single floral strand. Signed in ink at lower right: "Internationally yours Irene Castle," with "Campbell Studio NY." in pencil below

      1915 - Image size 225 x 175 mm., overall size 265 x 209 mm. Very slightly worn; small chip to lower left corner, not affecting image; edges very slightly uneven. Irene and Vernon Castle (1887-1918) were noted American ballroom and exhibition dancers. "The Castles (married in 1911) began to appear as a dance team in New York clubs in 1912. They danced in the musical The Sunshine Girl (1913), gaining wide appeal partly because of the enthusiasm among the upper classes in New York for the new steps of vernacular dance. By 1914 they had become the city's most popular social dance team, appearing in Broadway shows and silent films, and they enjoyed great success with their book Modern Dancing (1914/R 1980). The Castles owned several entertainment centers where they performed and taught social dancing; the dances that they popularized, including the Castle Walk (a variant of the one-step, danced on the toes with stiff knees), hesitation waltz, and foxtrot, merged patrician sophistication with sexual suggestiveness and lack of restraint. Their special brand of social dancing, accompanied by the syncopated rhythms of their music director, James Reese Europe, and his orchestra, helped to popularize black urban music and paved the way for the dance styles and social life of the 1920s. A film of their lives, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, was released in 1939." Ronald M. Radano in Grove Music Online.A rare image."Campbell Studios was founded by Alfred S. Campbell (1840-1912) in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Campbell, an early English proponent of art photography, was invited to the United States in 1867 by Napolean Sarony to form a business partnership under the Sarony name. Sarony particularly desired access to Campbell's patented photographic processes. The New York branch of Campbell Studios was one of the active celebrity portrait studios in the 1900s to early 1920s. Its forte was the half length portrait photo of stage or screen stars in fashionable modern dress. It regularly supplied photographs to The Theatre and to movie magazines." Website of Campbell Studios

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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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        11 eigenh. Briefe, 1 eh. Briefkarte und 1 eh. Postkarte mit U. sowie eine gedr. Visitkarte mit einer eh. Zeile.

      Wien, 1909-1915. - Zusammen 20½ SS. Meist 8vo. Mit 3 eh. adr. Kuverts. "Herr Direktor Probst war heute bei mir im Atelier, den von mir für das Schuberthaus gedachten Brunnen, der in Marmor nahezu fertig ist, zu besichtigen [.]" (Br. v. 16. II. o. J. [wohl 1909, im Jahr darauf wurde der allseits bewunderte Forellenbrunnen in Schuberts Geburtshaus, Nußdorferstraße 54, enthüllt]). - "Ich gestatte mir, mich mit nachfolgendem an Sie zu wenden. Vor kurzem wurde das ‘Luegerdenkmal’ ausgeschrieben [.]" (Br. v. 9. XII. 1911). - "Maler E[manuel] Baschny vom Künstlerhaus war bei mir mit der Bitte mich für ihn bei einem einflussreichen Herrn der Gemeinde zu verwenden. Ein Bild dieses Malers wurde von der Bezirksvertretung Döbling der Gemeinde Wien zum Ankaufe empfohlen, da es außer guten Qualitäten einen Teil Grinzing[s] mit d. Dampftramway-Weingelände [.] zeigt [.]" (Br. v. 11. X. 1913). - Müllner studierte Bildhauerei an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste, wo er Schüler von Edmund von Hellmer und Kaspar von Zumbusch war. 1903 die Akademie mit dem Rompreis verlassend, schuf er im selben Jahr sein erstes Werk in Wien, die Sandsteingruppe ‘Heilige Familie’ im Herz-Jesu-Kloster in Döbling. Später langjähriger Professor und Leiter der allgemeinen Bildhauerschule an der Akademie der bildenden Künste, 1927/28 auch deren Rektor, gilt von seinen zahlreichen Arbeiten das bereits 1913 entworfene, 1926 aber erst vollendete Denkmal des ehemaligen Wiener Bürgermeisters Karl Lueger als eines seiner bedeutendsten Werke. Vgl. Thieme/B. XXV, 250 und Czeike IV, 319. - Zwei Briefe im linken Rand gelocht (keine Textberührung); zumeist auf Briefpapier mit gedr. bzw. gepr. Briefkopf. - In altem Sammlungsumschlag. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Art Nouveau chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1917

      An early edition of this sumptuous chromolithographic beauty catalogue, originally introduced at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition by the California Perfume Company. The firm was founded in 1886 by door-to-door book salesman David H. McConnell and would later become Avon. This catalogue includes 40 plates depicting perfumes and air fresheners, soaps, shampoo, skin creams, shaving kits, toothpaste, gift sets, food flavourings and colours, laundry powder, detergent, and household cleaning supplies. Of particular note are the elaborate and decorative packaging designs, which often utilise aspects of the Art Nouveau style, and were a key aspect of the company's success. These catalogues were expensive to produce but extremely successful at promoting the company's products. Between 1915 and 1917 the catalogues, such as this one, were bound with screw-back posts so that pages could be added and removed (discontinued after 1924), and in 1917 the firm began advertising their Exposition gold medal, awarded for their products' high quality and attractive packaging, on the inside front cover. Before 1919 the price lists were separate, and this catalogue includes a sale rep's hand-written notes on prices and quantities in pencil. New York: California Perfume Company, [1917]. Oblong folio. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and gold medal design to inner cover gilt, bound with metal screw-back posts. Chromolithographic title and 40 plates depicting beauty products, each leaf with a numbered cloth thumb-tab. Short salesman's notes on price changes and quantities pencilled in throughout. Binding a little rubbed and scuffed, title page lightly spotted, and minor spot at the lower edge affecting all the leaves, but overall the contents are clean. Very good condition.

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        Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump [with] Advance Information letter from Publisher for the 1920 Reprint Acknowledging Authorship By H. G. Wells

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1915. First Edition 1st Printing. Green Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Near Fine DJ. 342 Pp. Green Cloth, Gilt. A Near Fine Example, Two Tiny Rubs At Edges, And A 1/4" Tear Along Top Inside Edge Of Front Cover Adjacent To Spine., Gilt Brilliant, No Fading Or Loss Of Color, Inside Hinge Professionally And Invisibly Repaired, Light Foxing To Edges Of Page Block. Laid In Loosely Is The Advance Letter Regarding The 1920 Re-Publication Of The Book, With Acknowledgment Of The Sole Authorship Of Wells. In The Scarce Dust Jacket, Which Is Bright, Clean, Unfaded, No Soiling Or Dampstaining Or Rubbing, Slight Wear Along Top And Bottom Edges, One 11/16" X 1/4" Chip At Spine Edge Of Rear Panel Not Affecting Lettering, Another 1/8" Square Chip At Top Of Rear Spine Fold, A Few Minute Losses At Corners, A 3" Jagged Tear To Rear Panel Repaired With Tape On The Verso, A Few Very Short [1/8"] Edge Tears, Altogether Remarkably Well Preserved.

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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.

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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.

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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

      M. Munk ca. 1915, Wien - 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).

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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]

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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.

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        THE COLLECTED WORKS OF WILLIAM MORRIS

      London: Longmans Green & Co., 1910-1915 - Twenty-four volumes (but see Note below), first editions thus (except for Vol. VIII, "Journals of Travel in Iceland," & Vol. XXIV, "Scenes from the Fall of Troy," which are first printings), 23 x 15.5cm (tall 8vos), uniformly bound in publisher's holland-backed boards w/paper title-labels to spines, a.e. untrimmed, each vol. w/frontis & several full-page plates (many photographed by Emery Walker & some w/tissue-guards) & most w/tipped-in replacement spine labels. Stated Limited Edition of 1050 copies (of which 1000 were for sale; this set is #253) printed on "Antique Wove" paper at the Arden Press, Letchworth. Note: Volume XIX, which contains "The Well at the World's End" Vol. II, is lacking & has been replaced by a copy of the 1910 Longmans edition bound in similar format. Bindings Good (extremities moderately worn, a few w/moderate soiling to covers, hinges cracked, & a few spine labels chipped w/sl. loss); contents Near-Fine--all in all quite a nice set even w/the bindings' flaws & the replacement vol. Fredeman 43.21, LeMire A-126.01 & passim. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        German Spies In England, An Exposure

      Stanley Paul and Co. London (1915) - First English Edition, Advance Review Copy in original illustrated wrappers. Extremely rare title to be found in what is believed to be advance state wrappers, as a second printing in hardcover has been noted, but no other wrappers editions have been found by this cataloguer. Le Queux, best known for his espionage mysteries, and sometimes considered the father of such fiction, here writes of actual spies working in Britain in advance of the First World War. Front wrapper advertises: "A startling exposure / The German spy system / the methods of spies / how they have been officially protected / astonishing facts / never before made public / outspoken revelations / of vital interest to everyone." Very Good plus, some modest shelf wear, minor loss at spine ends, small area at spine with what looks like 'white-out'. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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