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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

      Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1915 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x135 mm). iv, [2], 94 pp., 20 illustr. in text. Three-quarter cloth with paper label to spine, interior clean and unfoxed, library ink stamps to title-page. Provenance: from the library of Alfred Wegener's institute in Marburg (Physikalisches Institut der Philipps-Universität). Interesting association copy in fine condition. ---- First edition in book form of the famous work on the continental drift, the mainwork of Wegener. The text appeared first in Petermanns Mitteilungen 1912. Later editions appeared in 1920,1922 and 1929; foreign editions after 1922. Wegener began his university career at the physical institute of the University Marburg in 1909, where he worked until 1919. After his habilitation in the fields of astronomy, meteorology and cosmic physics in Marburg, he became the director of the local observatory in 1910 and in parallel worked as a lecturer at the physical institute. Wegener became widely known for his pioneering theory on continental drift, which he published in two papers in 1912, both entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente" (The origin of continents).. Although it was thought ludicrous at first, it has since been confirmed and is now quite acclaimed. In 1915 he published a book-length extension of his work on continental displacements now entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane." Because of the First World War, Wegener's book went unnoticed outside Germany. In 1922, however, a third (revised) edition was translated into English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, pushing Wegener's theory of continental drift to the forefront of debate in the earth sciences. The present first edition is much rarer than the journal issue..

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        The Signature. Numbers 1, 2, and 3

      London: Published by Subscription only, 1915. 32; 28; 28 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown printed wrappers. Very small chip to the head of spine on No. 1, else Fine. 32; 28; 28 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contains the first and only printing of Lawrence's essay "The Crown", (McDonald, p. 120); also, two stories by Katherine Mansfield under the pseudonym Matilda Berry: "The Little Governess" and "Autumns." The only other contributor to the magazine was John Middleton Murray, whose story "There Was a Little Man" was printed in three parts. McDonald describes this long essay by Lawrence as "Exceedingly scarce.". Rare.

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        Travelling writer's kit with stationery and miniature globe.

      Paris, ca. 1915-1925. Portable red cardboard box (28.0 x 16.9 x 14.3 cm) embossed with maroon reptile-skin patterned paper with gilt title "Papeterie" and vignette, and simple brass lock. Inside covered with decorative green-with-black-cobweb patterned paper.l An unusually well-preserved portable Parisian writing kit which, interestingly, includes a full colour miniature globe on a black wooden pedestal. It was made by "L.N. et K." in Paris, and all names are in French. Antarctica is not represented which suggests a manufacturing date before the end of the 19th century. However, the name Petrograd, for Saint Petersburg, was used between 1914 and 1924 and indicates an early 20th century production date. Other items are: wooden multicoloured penhandles; a metal nib-box, embossed "N. K. Paris", together with lose nibs in a cardboard box with printed text "Blanzy Pouré &Cie, Boulogne sur Mer, dépot à Paris", and the dates 1871-1872; a metal blotter; an ink-bottle with metal cap;p an eraser, and two compartments with blank writing paper and envelopes in several colours. The kit also includes an odd set of 35 colour-printed cards from France, the Netherlands, and some other countries, the majority of which are chocolate box cards and greeting cards from the very early 20th century. Apart from these, and the paper and envelopes, which seems to be "natural" additions, all seem to form one original ensemble. Some slight wear to the box edges and corners, otherwise a rich, attractive item.

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        THE JACKET (The Star Rover).

      London Mills & Boon (1915) 333 pp. + 2 page advertisement and 32-page catalog; color frontispiece; 8vo, contemporary binding by (or for) W. H. Smith in blue linen-grain cloth with title and WHS monogram stamped in black. Short tear at top of front free endpaper, else fine

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        Iconographie ou vies des hommes illustres du XVII. siecle . . . Tome premier[-second].Amsterdam, Leipzig, Johann Caspar Arkstée, Henricus Merkus, 1759. 2 volumes bound as 1. Folio. With 2 title-pages printed in red and black, each with a different engraved vignette, 1 portrait after Pieter Paul Rubens and and 124 portraits after Anthony van Dyck (several folding and 13 etched by Van Dyck himself), woodcut tailpieces. Green half morocco (ca. 1860?), richly gold-tooled spine, gilt and gauffered edges.

      Mauquoy-Hendrickx I, pp. 46-49; V. Someren 62; STCN (2 copies); Szwykowski, p. 17, XV; cf. Hind, Van Dyck. His original etchings and his Iconography (Boston, 1915). Last and best edition of Antony van Dyck's famous Iconographie , containing 125 portraits of distinquished contemporaries, including Pieter Paul Rubens, Pieter Breugel, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Erasmus, Maria de Medicis and Philip IV of Spain. The portraits were executed by the most eminent Antwerp engravers and etchers of their day, including Pieter de Jode, Cornelis Galle, Wenceslaus Hollar and Lucas Vorsterman. Thirteen of the portraits were etched by Van Dyck himself and "are among the most masterly plates produced in the whole history of portrait etching. In fact, in spite of the limitations of his practise of the art, Van Dyck has no rival as an etcher of portraits except Rembrandt" (Hind, p. 5). Slightly browned throughout and with an occasional minor tear in a folding plate, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding somewhat worn, with the corners slightly damaged, but still good and structurally sound.

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        Adventures of an Amateur Hunter in Africa

      Boston Ma: Chapple Publ, 1915. First. Hardcover. Near Fine. 410 pp, profuse ill. Hunting throughout East Africa and into northwester Rhodesia, now Zambia. Two very long and very fruitful safaris after dangerous game (much on elephants) as well a the glamor game of East Africa and what is now Zambia. Truly the hunting spirit races through these pages and will inspire even the laziest armchair adventurer. Lovely near fine copy in original green cloth and gilt front cover with photo inset on front cover of author and his bag.

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        Migof-Gestrüpp 1-6 (komplette Serie). 1981. [6 Original-Radierungen / 6 original engravings].

       Bernard Schultze, geboren am 31. Mai 1915 in Schneidemühl, damals Provinz Posen, gestorben 14. April 2005 in Köln. Originalradierungen von Bernard Schultze datiert und signiert. Werkverzeichnis Heuer 182-187. Einmalige Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 1981. Maße Blätter: ca. 38,0 x 29,0 cm. Maße Platte: ca. 19,8 x 14,9 cm. Rückseitig kleine Reste von Klebeband, ansonsten sehr gute Exemplare. Original etchings, signed and dated by Bernard Schultze. Griffelkunst edition. Measure sheet: ca. 38,0 x 29,0 cm. Measure plate: ca. 19,8 x 14,9 cm. Backside light traces of mounting. Nearly fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Informel, informelle Kunst / art informel; Original-Radierung / original etching; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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        Die Nacht auf dem Alten Markt. Ein Spiel in vier Akten. Nach dem Jüdischen von Hugo Zuckermann. [Mit einem Vorwort von Martin Buber].

       Wien, Löwit 1915. 8°. 5 Bll., 71 (2) S. farb. Textileinbd. d. Zt. In gutem Zustand. EAvgl. Wininger V, 3 - Perez (1852-1915), \"einer der größten jiddischen Schriftsteller\". Dieses Buch erschien im Todesjahr des Verfassers als erster Band der `Jüdischen Liebhaber-Bibliothek` in einer Auflage von 300 numerierten Exemplaren. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Judaica, Literatur

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        The James Houston Eccleston Day-Book--Compiled by Samuel M. Shoemaker Jr.

      Longmans, Green and Co., 4th Ave. & 30th St, New York 1915 - The JamesHouston Eccleston Day-Book, Containing a short account of his life, and readings for every day in the year chosen from his sermons.(1837-1911) Dark green boards with gold title on the cover and spine. Solidly bound and in very good condition. Slight shelf wear. Signed by Samuel Moor Shoemaker Jr. "For Col. and Mrs. Arthur Hamilton Mackie, with joyous and grateful memories of the beloved "Parson", and with the hope that we can work together to bring America and the world to the faith which ruled his life. S.M. Shoemaker, Trinity Cathedral, Newark- April 4th 1941. James Houston Eccleston had been Pastor of Trinity in Newark prior to his death. Samuel Moor Shomaker Jr's Grandfather, Samuel Moor Shoemaker, was married to Augusta Eccleston Shoemaker, James Houston Eccleston's sister. He was Samuel Moor Shoemaker Jr's Great Uncle, and an early spiritual influence on Shoemaker Jr., who passed in 1911 when Shoemaker was 17 years old. This title, published in 1915 while Shomaker was still a student at Princeton and just 21 years of age appears to be Samuel M. Shoemaker's first published work, although it is never mentioned anywhere. He went on to become a prolific writer of books achieving worldwide fame and the leader of the Oxford Group in the United States. Initially based as Rector of Calvary Church in New York City for 25 years, he then accepted a post at Calvary Church in Pittsburg. His early titles include Realizing Religion, 1921, A Young Man's View of the Ministry, 1923, Children of the Second Birth, 1927, Religion That Works, 1928, Twice-Born Ministers, 1929, If I Be Lifted Up, 1931, The Conversion of the Church, 1932, Confident Faith, 1932, Christ's Words from the Cross, 1933, The Gospel According to You, 1934. There are 17 other titles authored by Shoemaker published before his passing in 1963. He is most famous for his early ties to Frank Buchman's First Century Christian Fellowship, later re-named the Oxford Group, and his influence on Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. In 1955 Bill W. said, "It was from Sam Shoemaker that we absorbed most of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, steps that express the heart of AA's way of life. Dr. Silkworth gave us the needed knowledge of our illness, but Sam Shoemaker had given us the concrete knowledge of what we could do about it, he passed on the spiritual keys by which we were liberated. The early AA's got its ideas of self-examination, acknowledgment of character defects, restitution for harm done, and working with others straight from the Oxford Group and directly from Sam Shoemaker, their former leader in America, and from nowhere else." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Community Poems for Illinois

      Illinois: The Rainbow Party, 1915. Original wraps. Very Good +. Uncommon 1915 Vachel Lindsay offering by the Rainbow Party of Illinois, in anticipation of the state's 1918 centennial. 3 Vachel Lindsay poems, a "triad", here re-issued in 16mo and (in 2 of the 3 cases) re-titled. "The Illinois City", "The Illinois Village" and "The Illinois Farmer". A clean, VG+ copy in its original green wrappers. The text --a single signature-- has come undone from its paper binding but still fits in snugly between the wrappers. An elusive, very early Vachel Lindsay item.

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        Travelling writer's kit with stationery and miniature globe.

      - Paris, ca. 1915-1925. Portable red cardboard box (28.0 x 16.9 x 14.3 cm) embossed with maroon reptile-skin patterned paper with gilt title "Papeterie" and vignette, and simple brass lock. Inside covered with decorative green-with-black-cobweb patterned paper.l An unusually well-preserved portable Parisian writing kit which, interestingly, includes a full colour miniature globe on a black wooden pedestal. It was made by "L.N. et K." in Paris, and all names are in French. Antarctica is not represented which suggests a manufacturing date before the end of the 19th century. However, the name Petrograd, for Saint Petersburg, was used between 1914 and 1924 and indicates an early 20th century production date. Other items are: wooden multicoloured penhandles; a metal nib-box, embossed "N. K. Paris", together with lose nibs in a cardboard box with printed text "Blanzy Pouré &Cie, Boulogne sur Mer, dépot à Paris", and the dates 1871-1872; a metal blotter; an ink-bottle with metal cap;p an eraser, and two compartments with blank writing paper and envelopes in several colours. The kit also includes an odd set of 35 colour-printed cards from France, the Netherlands, and some other countries, the majority of which are chocolate box cards and greeting cards from the very early 20th century. Apart from these, and the paper and envelopes, which seems to be "natural" additions, all seem to form one original ensemble. Some slight wear to the box edges and corners, otherwise a rich, attractive item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM GRAFICO. Revista mensual ilustrada dedicada al fomento de las artes gráficas. Fundada por Isidoro Cid y Arturo Gelonch. Desde año I nº1 (mayo 1915) a año II nº 17 (sept. 1916). Completo.

      Tall. A. Marzo 1915-1916, Madrid - 17 números enc. en 1 vol. 33x22'5, ils. en texto y plena pág, nums. ilustr. color montadas sobre cartulina. Holandesa, conserva la cubierta del nº12 (colocada al inicio).

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        Indian Memories.

      First edition. 8vo. 363pp. Blue illustrated boards. Rare pictorial dustwrapper reproducing the boards. A fine copy with fresh & clean boards. No inscriptions. Occasional light foxing only. The very good+ dustwrapper has a small chip at head of spine & nicking to other extremities. Some light foxing & dusting. Rare in dustwrapper.

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        A SOUL ON FIRE

      Toronto: Publisher in Canada for Humphrey Milford: S. B. Gundy. New York: John Lane Company. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1915.. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-viii] 9-316 [317-318: ads] [319-320: blank], original pictorial olive-green cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in red. First edition, first issue. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Williams dated 21 March 1919 on front free endpaper. The recipient of the inscription, Madame Petrova, is almost certainly the actress who went by that name, Olga Petrova (born Muriel Harding in England), a successful screen actress during the teens and a stage actress and playwright afterwards. After complaints from the publisher of Florence Marryat's A SOUL ON FIRE (1898), Willams' novel was recalled and re-titled THEODORA: A SOUL ON FIRE with a canceled title page and new (plainer) binding. "Novel set in Montreal about a beautiful femme fatale, Theodora Carne, who unwittingly exercises a baleful influence on the men in her life. She may or may not be the reincarnation of a witch, but there's no question that her fiancés have a habit of dying after she reveals to them her troubling romantic history. Is it witchcraft? Mesmerism? Astral projection? Or merely some potent psychological dynamic at work? The novel ends up pointing to the last explanation but other supernatural incidents remain unexplained -- and there is the fact of all those 'accidental' deaths. A somewhat confused tale, and the lack of local color is disappointing, but the novel does have some atmospheric touches and provides fresh variations on the femme fatale theme." - Robert Eldridge. Scarborough, The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction, pp. 193-4. Reginald 15368. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. A scarce book in either issue, but especially the first. (#148184)

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        The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales from the Old French

      hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac with 8 color plates. 196pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full green morocco; gilt-stamped spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. N.Y.: Garden City Publishing Co., (no date, circa 1915). Light scattered foxing, otherwise a fine copy.

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        The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke [The Sentimental Bloke]

      1st IMPRESSION. 8vo., 15.5 x 19cm, 126pp. Publisher's original green cloth & trimmed section of dust jacket laid in. Inscribed and signed to his great friend, Sir David Low, in the year of publication. The green cloth is in very good condition, noting a 1mm diameter black dot near the bottom of the front joint. The spine is a little darkened with two tiny chips at the tip of each spine end. The bottom fore edge corner of the lower board has a tiny bump, the others remain firm and square. Laid in is a 13 x 17cm section of what is believed to be the original dust jacket, and appears the same as the frontispiece. Internally, the book is in very good condition. The front free endpaper has two newspaper clippings stuck to it. One shows Hal Gye standing beside C J Dennis' memorial tablet and the other shows C J Dennis and his wife. The half title is inscribed in his characteristic green ink, as follows: 'To Dave Low / with a cobber's disrespect / C J Dennis / Nov. 9/15'. Sir David Low came to the UK from New Zealand via Australia and lodged with C J Dennis. In his autobiography (Low's Autobiography, Michael Joseph 1956) he states: "I shared a studio with Hal Gye, caricaturist, and C.J. Dennis, poet, was our inseperable. Before settling in Melbourne, I lived as a fellow-lodger with Den for a space and finished my cartoons by night on his wash-stand while he read proofs aloud in bed. After that, Hal and I took our studio, and Hal arranged to illustrate Den's book. Thus the association was confirmed". A scarce book made rare by virtue of the author's signature and inscription to a very close friend.

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        PAINT & COLOUR MIXING - A Practical Handbook for Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and all who have to mix Colours

      Inbunden bok. A COLLECTIBLE. Containing over 300 samples of actual oil- and waterpaints and watercolours of various colours, and upwards of 1,500 different colour mixtures. E & F N Spon, 1915. Fifth rewritten and much enlarged Edition. 245 pp + [11] pages of advertisements, and advertisements on paste-down endpapers + XVII coloured plates (all intact). Illustrated in text and with 17 plates with colour samples. Hardcover - original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and covers. 8vo. 220x135x27 mm. 650 g. /---/ Fifth edition, rewritten and much enlarged, of a work first published in 1902 and reprinted until 1926. The text gives recipes of mixtures, lists of manufacturers, and types of pigments, illustrated with hundreds of actual coloured samples. Jennings was the author of myriad books on colour and a fellow of various decorating societies. /---/ Cover: Tiny wear to edges and corners, else very fine. Spine good. Joints good. Inside: Some offsettings to pages opposite to the plates (most on title page where also small pieces of the text has been affected), else clean and very fine. No missing page, no missing sample. End papers good. Binding solid and strong. No previous owners name, no label, no markings, no highlightings. No blurred pages, no poor pictures, no poor colour reproduction as print on demand copys may have. A very nice copy of this at its time important work, today a rare to find collectible in this fine original condition.

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        Ripostes of Ezra Pound : Whereto Are Appended the Complete Poetical Works of T E Hulme, With Prefatory NoteLondon

      Elkin Matthews, London 1915 - 12mo. 64pp. advert page. Third issue, the only one with the Vorticist cover by Dorothy Shakespear. Corinal card covers, rubbed and spotted, Paper spine heavily worn with surface loss. Dorothy Shakespear (14 September 1886 – 8 December 1973) was an English artist. She was the daughter of novelist Olivia Shakespear and the wife of American poet Ezra Pound. One of a small number of women vorticist painters, she had art work published in the short-lived but influential literary magazine BLAST.Dorothy and Pound first met in 1909 in London, and after a long courtship the two married in 1914. They lived in Paris from 1920 until 1924, and in 1925 settled in Rapallo, Italy. In spite of her husband's 50-year affair with Olga Rudge, whom he met in Paris in the early 1920s, Dorothy stayed married to Pound. In 1926 she gave birth to a son Omar Pound, who was raised in England by her mother. By the 1930s she received a number of family bequests, making her financially independent, but lost much of her money by following Pound's advice to invest in Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime.Toward the end of World War II, Dorothy and Pound were evacuated from their home in Rapallo, and for a period she lived with Pound in Rudge's home. After the war, when Pound had been arrested for treason and incarcerated on grounds of insanity in Washington, D.C., she moved there, visiting daily, taking control of his estate, and staying with him until his release. They returned to Italy in 1958; in 1961 she moved to London, leaving her husband to live out the last decade of his life with Olga Rudge. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LACERBA anno III n. 2 PERIODICO SETTIMANALE

      VALLECCHI, FIRENZE 1915 - ITALIANO Periodico settimanale fondato da G Papini e A.Soffici che contribuì alla diffusione del movimento Futurista, in questo numero con Papini, Soffici, Govoni, Tommei, Palazzeschi, Carrà, Prezzolini, pagine con fioritura, ingiallite, con segni di matita blu alla copertina e co usura e piccoli fori lungo le piegature, piccoli strappetti ai bordi

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        Grosses handgemaltes bzw. - gezeichnetes Schmuck-Jubiläumsblatt anlässlich des 25jährigen Dienstjubiläums des Hamburgischen Polizeipräsidenten Dr. Gustav Roscher am 10. 1. 1915.

      Hamburg 1915 - ( . angefertigt durch A. Fiedler. ) Das Schmuckblatt in Mischtechnik ( Bleistift, Wasserfarben, Aquarell ). Bildmaß der Darstellung: 27,5 x 36 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattmaß: 29 x 37,5 cm ). Unter Seidenhemdchen in Okarton mit farbiger Kordelheftung und gemaltem Hamburger Wappen mit umlaufendem goldenen Lorbeerkranz und Federbusch-Helm auf dem Vorderdeckel, QuerFolio ( 32,5 x 42,5 cm ). Das von A. Fiedler signierte Schmuckblatt mit handschriftlichem Text , umlaufender Schmuck-Bordüre sowie Vignettenansicht der Polizeibehörde mit einem Putto, oben mit 3 kleinen Wappendarstellungen ( hierunter das Hamburger Wappen ), unten der Hamburger Hafen mit Segelschiffen und 1 großem Dampfer. Der Einband gering fleckig, gering lichtrandig, gering angeknickt &#150; ansonsten von guter Erhaltung. Zu dem ausführenden Künstler A. Fiedler ist leider nichts Näheres bekannt &#150; ob es sich um Arnold Fielder in jungen Jahren handelt ist fraglich. ( Gewicht 200 Gramm )>>> Dr. Gustav Roscher ( * 25. Juni 1852 in Elze; &#134; 24. Dezember 1915 in Hamburg ) war ein deutscher Jurist und von 1900 bis 1912 Polizeichef und ab 1912 dann Polizeipräsident in Hamburg.<<< ( Lagerort: AZ ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE RETURN OF TARZAN

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg &amp; Co., 1915.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-365 [366-368: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. The second Tarzan novel. "Tarzan rescues Jane and discovers untold riches in Opar, the last, much degenerated, outpost of Atlantis." - Teitler and Locke (2013) 194. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 316. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 116. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02309. Heins RT-1. Some mild rubbing to cloth, some flaking to the gold stamping on the spine panel, Top of pages dusty, a very good or better copy. A facsimile dust jacket is included with this copy. (#156080)

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        The Scarlet Plague

      Macmillan, New York 1915 - Octavo. original burgundy cloth pictorially stamped in orange and yellow, lettered in orange and gilt. Illustrated by Gordon Grant. pictorial dust jacket (worn but intact, with archival restoration from inside) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catcher Craig

      Dodd, Mead and Co., 1915 This is the true first edition which is very uncommon. Book in very good condition, some spots on covers and spine, spine slightly faded. No dust jacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Original Hardback Wisden.

      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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Bielitz, 9. IV. 1915.

      1½ SS. Kl.-4to. An die Familie des Malers Hans Stalzer über den Tod ihres Sohnes Wilhelm von Hammerstein-Equord (1868-1915), der am 11. März d. J. gefallen war: "[...] Noch kann ich meinen ganzen Jammer nicht ganz erfassen. Ich hoffe hier in strenger Pflicht und Arbeit am besten am besten über die schwere Zeit hinauszukommen [...]". - Am linken wie am rechten Rand mehrfach gelocht; in Bleistift.

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        2 autograph letters signed. [London], 5 Jan. 1915 and 18 Nov. 1920.

      4to and 8vo. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 2 ff. To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club: "Many thanks for your very kind letter. I have every intention of keeping up my old connection wit the Club. But excepting a short week at Christmas I have been engrossed [?] here daily - including Saturdays + many Sundays + since I landed I have hardly seem my own relatives. I hope however the main pressure will soon be over+ in any case I hope to visit the Club soon [...]" (5 Jan. 1915, on headed paper of the War Refugees Committee). - "[...] I will come to you in time tomorrow. But I cannot take the speech, though not from want of faith. I am now on the shelf + outside active party politics , + am engaged in other things [...] so please get some one else [...]" (18 Nov. 1920). Includes a fragment of an envelope with Gladstone's autograph signature.

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        L'ORA DI TRIESTE LA VENEZIA GIULIA NELLA UNITA' DELLA STORIA ITALIANA. TRIESTE. LA PROVINCIA DI TRIESTE. GERMANIA, AUSTRIA, SLAVIA, IL PROBLEMA ADRIATICO. L'ORA DI TRIESTE. PRIMAVERA 1915

      R. BEMPORAD E FIGLIO, 1915. ITALIANO 0,34 Ritratto in nero di G.Oberdan all'antiporta, con una carta geografica della Venezia Giulia, legatura lenta, pagine brunite ai bordi, con fioritura, tracce di umidità, con disegni a matita e con alcune sottolineature a matita e con colore verde, volume privo della coperta superiore, quella posteriore con fioritura, alone di umidità e con strappo, dorso usurato USATO

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        UN FILOSOFO SOPPRANOMINATO INTELLETTO. ANASSAGORA DI CLAZOMENE MEMORIA LETTA ALLA R. ACCADEMIA DI SCIENZE MORALI E POLITICHE DELLA SOCIETA' REALE DI NAPOLI DAL SOCIO AURELIO COVOTTI

      FEDERICO SANGIOVANNI & FIGLIO, 1915. ITALIANO 0,05 Estratto dal vol. XLIV degli Atti della R.Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche di Napoli, pagine leggermente ingiallite e con lieve fioritura, copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con fioritura e con piccola traccia di umidità USATO

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        Fabrikansicht von Geigy in Basel ('J.R. Geigy S.A., Bâle Suisse - Siège Social Et Usine Rosental - Fretz Frères S.A. Zürich').

      - gouchierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie b. Rudolf Fretz Frères S.A. in Zürich, um 1915, 51 x 80 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XII, S. 429 (Rudolf Fretz, Holzschneider u. Radierer, geb. 17.4.1863 in Zürich. Ausgebildet in Zürich, Freiburg i.Br. und München, schneidet er seit 1885 in Zürich Holzstöcke .). - Zeigt die Verwaltungsgebäude und das Fabrikgelände der Firma Johann Rudolf Geigy (1914 wird die Firma in J.R. Geigy AG umbenannt) in Basel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Stadt im Morgenlicht, ORIGINAL-Aquarell und Tempera

      vom Künstler datiert und monogrammiert, 26 x 25 (Blatt), 44 x 44 (Rahmen), mit Bauhausleiste hinter Glas gerahmt, EINE DER SELTEN FRÜHEN ARBEITEN des Künstlers (18961976), der 1915 zunächst in Bonn ein Medizinstudium aufgenommen hatte, sich nach mehreren Studienwechselnaber aber entschied, eine künstlerische Laufbahn einzuschlagen. So ging er noch im gleichen Jahr nach Weimar ans Bauhaus. Die Arbeit lässt eine Atmosphäre der Fremdheit ahnen, die seine Studienzeit prägte, bis er seiner künstlerischen Neigung auch beruflich folgte und einer der ersten Schüler am Bauhaus wurde an der Unterkante des Blattes mit Perforationszahnung

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        Die Groß- Schmetterlinge der Erde. Eine systematische Bearbeitung der bis jetzt bekannten Großschmetterlinge.

      Stuttgart, Fritz Lehmann Verlag, 1906, 1913, 1914, 1915 - 1-4 Textbände und 1-4 Tafelbände. 4°. 379 S.; 479 S; III, 511 S.; 479 S.; 89 farbige Tafeln; 56 farbige Tafeln; 75 farbige Tafeln; 25 farbige Tafeln. Hln. und Hldr., nachgebunden. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Besitzvermerk. Gutes Exemplar! 1. Die Großschmetterlinge des Palaearktischen Faunengebietes. 2. Die Palaearktischen Spinner & Schwärmer. 3. Die eulenartigen Nachtfalter. 4. Die spannerartigen Nachtfalter. 4 Tafelbände mit 245 chromolith. Tafeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Australian Flora in Applied Art. Part I: The Waratah.

      Sydney: Government Printer for the Technological Museum, 1915. Important Australian design book giving historical examples of the utilization of the waratah in colonial art and contemporary art nouveau applications. The author describes the use of waratah timbers in cabinetmaking, inlays and fine carpentry generally. Presentation copy signed by the author. Quarto, original gilt decorated red cloth, generously illustrated throughout, including numerous colour plates, an attractive near-fine copy.

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        IL PICCOLISSIMO NEL V SECOLO AVANTI CRISTO OSSIA LE ORIGINI DELL'ATOMISMO. LEUCIPPO DI ABDERA MEMORIA LETTA ALLA R. ACCADEMIA DI SCIENZE MORALI E POLITICHE DELLA SOCIETA' REALE DI NAPOLI DAL SOCIO AURELIO COVOTTI

      FEDERICO SANGIOVANNI & FIGLIO, 1915. ITALIANO 0,05 Estratto dal vol. XLIV degli Atti della R.Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche di Napoli, pagine leggermente brunite e con lievissima fioritura, copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con fioritura e con traccia di umidità lungo il dorsetto USATO

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        A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from All Antiquity

      China: np, 1915. Hardcover. Fine. large format (11.5" x 9.5" with images 9.25" x 7") of an unknown edition (circa 1915), accordion-style binding in wooden boards with carved label on "front" board which opens at the left; exceptionally clean and bright. Illustrated with 12 hand-colored paintings on silk with descriptive text opposite in an accordion style binding between wooden boards. Text in English and Chinese.

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        Daisy Chain Stories

      Collins' Clear-type Press, London & Glasgow 1915 - 80 pages. Undated. Circa early 1900s? Colour illustration upon front board shows two young girls and a boy making daisy chains. Colour plate frontis (by D.C.S.?) shows girl on park bench reading to three youngsters and a dog seated around her, with the caption "There sits fair-haired Effie." Stories include: Playing Horses; The Concert at the Zoo; The Holiday Coach; The Bravest Deed; Going to See the Queen; A Visit to the Country; Elsie's Team; Eric's Holiday; Mrs. Lion's Infant School; A visit to the West Indies; Five Peas in a Pod; Proud Mr. Drake; The Whistling Pig; The Stray Lamb; The Boy and the Monkey; A Merry Game; How do you Do?; Mrs. Otter and Her Young Ones; Morning Song; The Wonderful Doll's House; Tired of Waiting; Poor Mrs. Duck!; The Grand Duchess; The Clever Cat; Eddy's Accident; My Portrait; Father's Birthday Present; Will's Wondrous Story; Katie's Present; and Topsy and the Gypsies. Contemporary pencil gift greetings atop front free endpaper. Erased pencil writing inside front board nearly invisible. Hinges intact. Binding sound. Original maroon cloth backstrip intact. Average wear and soiling to boards. Moderate yellowing to contents. A sound copy of this charming work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        X Rays and Crystal Structure.

      London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1915.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii; 228; [1], index; [1], blank; [2], ads. With four half-tone photographic plates plus numerous charts, formulae and diagrams within the text. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Internally clean, contemporary ownership to flyleaf 'Ex Libris collectis F. Womack', backstrip sunned and toned, frayed to tips of same, gilt dulled. The Braggs' important summary of their landmark research into crystal structure. Subsequent work in the field proved that the Braggs had 'given the science of crystallography a new basis. Thus the fundamentally different qualities of two forms of carbon, graphite and diamond, are seen to be due to differences in the arrangements of the atoms and in the distances between them. This makes it possible in the laboratory to build new substances and materials based on an arrangement of atoms that will ensure certain desired qualities...' (PMM). For their work on crystal structure analysis, the Braggs received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1915 - the only father and son to have been so honoured.

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        Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916

      United Kingdom. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover. . A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover. The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9

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