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        AN OFFICIAL GUIDE TO EASTERN ASIA: Trans-continental Connections between Europe and Asia, Vol. IV - CHINA

      Tokyo, Japan: Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1915. pp: xviii, CXXIV, 414; colored frontispiece with tissue guard, 23 folding maps and plans, 8 plates and many text illustrations from photographs. Bound in brown cloth over flexible boards, gilt spine and cover titles, top edges gilt, endpaper maps in color. 6.25" x 4.25" Very Good.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla]
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        [Äsende Rehe auf einer Lichtung]. Öl auf Leinwand. O. J., unten rechts signiert "CAppel".

      [Ca. 1915]. . Der aus Altona stammende Carl Appel, Sohn eines Schiffskochs u. Gastwirts, hatte seine Studien der (Tier-) Malerei an der Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf bei Eugen Dücker, Julius Hugo Bergmann u. a. absolviert. Zunächst zwischen Düsseldorf u. Altona pendelnd, erhielt Appel 1913 eine Anstellung am Altonaer Museum, wo er "biologische Gruppen" von Tieren in ihren Ökotopen mit Naturmaterialien u. Hintergrundgemälden schuf. - Kl. Läsur an der rechten Rahmeninnenkante.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Pabel]
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        Assyrian sculptures. Palace of Sinacherib.

      - Plates and ground-plan of the palace. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, (1915). Synopsis 14 pp.; titlep.little discoloured. 114 Loose plates representing the monumental sculpture in the palace of Sinacherib in the excavated ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. In folio map, 40x 30,5 cm.; back sl.tanned, clothbound and lithographed boards; cover sl.scratched, 2 sticker-traces, ex-library plate on endpaper. Complete, incl. protective tissues between the plates. Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Clio / cliobook.nl]
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        AN OFFICIAL GUIDE TO EASTERN ASIA: Trans-continental Connections between Europe and Asia, Vol IV - CHINA

      Tokyo, Japan: Imperial Japanese Government Railways, 1915. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: xviii, CXXIV, 414; colored frontispiece with tissue guard, 23 folding maps and plans, 8 plates and many text illustrations from photographs. Bound in brown cloth over flexible boards, gilt spine and cover titles, top edges gilt, endpaper maps in color. 6.25" x 4.25"

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        A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from All Antiquity

      np, China 1915 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Newbury Books & Antiques]
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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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        Pancho Villa Recruiting Broadside

      Key Publishing 1915 - Mexican Revolution broadside measuring 14'' x 10.5'' – January, 1915. Evenly toned otherwise a great example on a matted board. The images and message evoke heavy romanticism, and tugged at the ego and greed of adventure prone Americans dripping with machismo. A really gripping piece even to this day.**** One of the iconic names and figures of the early 20th century – the charismatic and brutal revolutionary osmotically solidified himself in the Mexican and Southwestern American psyche. To this day, he is an antihero of sorts to blue collar Mexicans for his fight in the cause of agricultural workers and peasants. ****** “Villa's myth escaped institutionalization in the years after the Revolution because of his powerful, volatile image, which was caught between the government's desire for authority and his heroic status among poor Mexicans. He was still the enemy, and he was not rewarded with official celebrations or monuments, as were many other revolutionaries. Today, of course, it is impossible to miss the public, official monuments to Villa, especially in Mexico City. Why this transformation? O'Malley proposes that Villa's journey to becoming an official myth began during the Cárdenas sexenio. Villa was officially ignored, but the Cárdenas administration ‘created an atmosphere which permitted more positive attention to Villa in the press. That improvement resulted from the administration's condemnation of Villa's enemies, Obregón and Calles, and from the ultra-right's adoption of Villa.’" (Day) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1915. First edition. Near Fine. One of 1250 copies (429 of which were destroyed for "obscenity"). A copy that is very Nearly Fine with the spine a bit darkened and faint tape ghosts on the end papers. Housed in a custom slipcase.Originally conceived as the first part to Lawrence's more popular, "Women in Love," the publisher released the two novels separately to avoid tainting "Women in Love" with the scandal of the obscenity charges brought against "The Rainbow." Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books ]
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        The Book of Repulsive Women: 8 rhythms and five drawings

      New York: Guido Bruno, 1915. pp102-111, eight poems, five drawings by Barnes, unopened pages, very good chapbook in original stapled orange wraps with black titles, postcard from Eastchester NY bookseller Bernice Weiss to lesbian/Trotskist activist Tamara Turner laid-in. Bruno Chap Books vol. II, #6 November 1915. Barnes first book. Messerli 1.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books, ABAA]
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        The Truth About God and Life (103 issues bound in 1 vol.) [WITH A SIGNED LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER/AUTHOR]

      Great Bend, KS: W.H. Kerr/ Church of Humanity, 1915. Ex-library, first edition. Hardcover. fair to g-. Folio. 11 x15.5". Dark blue buckram boards, with black lettering over white labels on the front cover and spine. The book is a near complete run, including 103 issues of the periodical publication issued by W.H. Kerr, under the names "The Christian Educator and God's Defender", "The Truth About God" and "The Truth About God and Life", spanning from its inception in 1904 until its conclusion in 1915. Missing are the very first issue (assumed to be dated December, 1903, which has been torn out) and #8 of "The Christian Educator and God's Defender", as well as #9 of "The Truth About God". The initial title ran for 18 issues until June of 1905, when it was suspended according to Kerr because it was "denied second class postal privileges." The publication was restarted in December of that year under the title "The Truth About God", then changed to "The Truth About God and Life" in April of 1908, running for 86 issues. The publication continued until March of 1915, when it was suspended for the same reason. This unique volume was bound together by the author/publisher W.H. Kerr himself, and was presented to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.," to be held as a perpetual testimonial to his discovery...". Pasted onto the front free endpaper is a handwritten letter from Kerr to the Smithsonian, explaining his reasoning and detailing the publication history of the title. Signed and dated Feb. 7th 1923.Despite its initial name, the periodical was atheistic in its perspective, (though Kerr rejected the term atheist, at the time, for not going far enough) and promoted the viewpoint of his newly established "Church of Humanity", dedicated to freeing the world from the deluded and "idolatrous" beliefs in God. Among the beliefs espoused by Kerr, were that God (and all gods) is a supernatural myth, there is no soul, and that life and consciousness end at death. By the third issue the publication started to include the subtitle that it was "devoted to teaching the discovery that God is a myth like Santa Claus..". Illustrated by occasional b/w photographic reproductions throughout. Binding with some rubbing and bumping to corners and along edges. Scratches to front and back covers. Tail of spine chipped and lightly frayed. Library stickers at the top left corner of the front cover and the tail of the spine. Interior with library bookplate at the interior front cover. The first issue has been torn out. Library ink stamps at the top right corner and tape repairing a large vertical tear of the issue no.2. Light chipping and closed tears along the edges of some issues. The paper is browned and brittle, as the majority of the issues were printed on cheap paper. A few issues have large horizontal closed tears. Library sleeve pasted on at the interior front cover. Starting along the gutters of the interior front cover. Book block tight overall. Binding in good-, interior in fair to good- condition overall. William Henry Kerr (January 20th 1855 - 1932) was a well known and successful local landowner and businessman in the Great Bend, Kansas area when he founded the "Church of Humanity" in 1905 to espouse his beliefs. Although he was gaining increasing numbers of followers nationally and even internationally, many contemporary intellectuals who agreed with with many of his ideas on theology, found him arrogant and egotistical in claiming that he himself had newly "discovered these truths", and declined joining his organization. *Contents:"The Christian Educator and God's Defender", Jan. 1904-May 1905, Issues 1-18 (missing #1 and #8). "The Truth About God" Dec. 1905 - Mar 1908, Issues #1-27 (missing #9). title changes to "The Truth About God and Life" Apr,1908, Issue #28 - Issue #86, Feb-March 1915 (x2 copies of #86 bound in).

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Fife and Drum.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd.,, 1915. By "Touchstone" of "The Daily Mail", and C. E. B. of "The Evening News". Octavo. Original boards, titles and illustration in black to front. Fine. First edition, first impression, first issue. A very scarce war poetry collection, in exceptional fine condition. Claude E. C. H. Burton wrote patriotic war poetry in the early years of the First World War under these two pseudonyms for The Daily Mail and The Evening News, both Lord Northcliffe's publications. His son, Captain Henry Patrick Claude Burton, Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, was killed in action on 27 July 1917, aged 23, and is remembered on the Thiepval memorial to the missing. Copac lists two copies of the first edition in British institutional holdings, one at the British Library and one in the National Library of Wales. OCLC adds several abroad.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Rainbow

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1915. First edition. Near Fine. One of 1250 copies (429 of which were destroyed for "obscenity"). A copy that is very Nearly Fine with the spine a bit darkened and faint tape ghosts on the end papers. Housed in a custom slipcase. Originally conceived as the first part to Lawrence's more popular, "Women in Love," the publisher released the two novels separately to avoid tainting "Women in Love" with the scandal of the obscenity charges brought against "The Rainbow." Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Handwörterbuch der Naturwissenschaften (komplett in 10 Bänden)

      Gustav Fischer, 1915 - Ausgetragenes Bibliotheksexemplar, stellenweise mit Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, jeweils mit beriebenem dunklem Kopffarbschnitt, Band 1,2,6 und 7 von 1912, Band 3,4,8 und 9 von 1913, Band 5 von 1914, Band 10 von 1915, komplett in 10 Bänden , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. . Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 29820

      [Bookseller: Versand-Antiquariat Konrad von Agris]
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        Black Beauty

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,, 1915. With Thirty Coloured Pictures and many Line Illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles to spine gilt, centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 29 plates. A fine copy. Signed limited edition of 150 copies of which this is number 61.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Black Beauty. With Thirty Coloured Pictures and many Line Illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1915 - Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles to spine gilt, centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 29 plates. Signed limited edition of 150 copies of which this is number 61. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Report on the birds collected by the British Ornithologist's Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. [Ibis Jubilee Supplement No. 2 (Complete)].

      - London, The British Ornithologist's Union, 1915. 8vo (22.5 x 14.8 cm). 356 pp., two folded tinted maps, eight fine chromolithographed plates by H. Grönvold. Original red pictorial cloth with the famous Ibis logo on front board, gilt titles on spine.l Rare publication in the 'Ibis' as a supplement to the 10th series of which an enlarged edition was later published in the 'Transactions of the Zoological Society of London'. This edition, however, contains the original descriptions of new species. The fine illustrations are by Henrik Grönvold. The 'Ibis' is the oldest and most beautifully illustrated bird journal ever published. The beautifully hand-coloured bookplate of a Japanese ornithologist pasted in on front. The binding is the real one, that is: supplied and used specifically for "regular" Ibis volumes, with the gilt ibis vignette on the front board. Most copies have deviant bindings. Uncut, partly unopened. Small repair to the title page fore edge. A very good copy. Nissen IVB, 689; Zimmer, p. 474. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Emprunt de la Defense Nationale; "N'oublie pas de souscrire.pour la Victoire!. et le retour!

      1915 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 44.25 x 31 inches. This French war loan poster features an image of a soldier heading off to war, waving his family farewell. In the foreground his wife holds their youngest child and stands with their other two children. The son his holding a wooden sword and wears a French soldier's cap and the daughter is waving a small Tricolore. The message below translates as: 'Don't forget to subscribe. for Victory! and his return!". 1915 was the first year that France established a war loan program to assist in paying for the conflict. This poster urges the public to subscribe in the first 'Emprunt de la Defense Nationale' [National Defence Loan]. Francisque Poulbot (1879-1946) was a French poster designer, draughtsman, and illustrator, known for his charming depictions of children and childhood. His prolific output of patriotic posters and postcards during World War One led to him being held under house arrest during the German occupation during World War Two. Mounted on linen. With folds as issued and some discoloration at edges where the poster has been framed.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        BOON, THE MIND OF THE RACE, THE WILD ASSES OF THE DEVIL, AND THE LAST TRUMP: BEING A FIRST SELECTION FROM THE LITERARY REMAINS OF GEORGE BOON, APPROPRIATE TO THE TIMES. Prepared for Publication by Reginald Bliss... With an Ambiguous Introduction by H. G. Wells

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., [1915].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-342 [343: printer's imprint] [344: blank], 26 sketches in the text by H. G. Wells, original dark green pictorial cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. This book, first published pseudonymously, includes a satirical view of Henry James which put a strain on the friendship of the two writers. "The Story of the Last Trump" was reprinted in The Short Stories of H. G. Wells (1927). Wells 56 Hammond D3. Wells Society 57. Cloth frayed at crown and tail of spine panel, a bright, clean, very good copy in pictorial dust jacket (printed on green paper stock) with shallow chipping at spine ends and corner tips, 25 mm closed tear along top flap fold, and a couple of small internal tape mends. A nice example of the very uncommon jacket. (#147955)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        A Half Century of Freedom of The Negro in Ohio [cover title]: The Ohio Book for the Lincoln Jubilee

      Xenia, O.: Press of Smith Adv. Co.. (1915). First. First edition. Publisher's blue cloth titled in black. 134pp., illustrated from photographs. Very near fine with just a touch of soiling to the boards. A history of African-Americans in Ohio, prepared by a Wilberforce professor. Uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Landscape Photograph - 1915

      Riverside, CA. 1915. Hand-tinted landscape photograph taken near Palm Springs, California by Avery Edwin Field, circa 1915. Photograph is in very good condition and has been shrink wrapped with cardboard backing. Photograph has not been examined out of shrink wrap. Photograph has light chipping and soiling to edges. Signed by Field near bottom left corner in pencil. Photograph depicts a mountainous scene in the background with sand dunes and flowers in the foreground. Flowers have been brightly colored while mountains are more neutral colors. From the Online Archive of California: "Avery Edwin Field was the premier commercial photographer in Riverside for most of the first half of the twentieth century. The name "Avery Field" was synonymous with photographic artistry and high technical quality...as the official photographer of the Mission Inn and a successful entrant in many prestigious salon exhibits, Field also enjoyed a national and international reputation for photographic excellence." There may be slight glare to image due to shrink wrap, please call for more images. ; Signed by Photographer .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Of Human Bondage [First Uk Edition]

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. First Edition. Green Cloth, Gilt. Good +Book/No Dust Jacket. 1st Printing 648 Pp + 16 Page Publisher's Catalog At End, Author's Catalog At Front Does Not Include This Title, "London William Heinemann 1915" On Verso Of Title Page, Misprint On Line 4 Of Page 257 'Help' For 'Helped'. First Uk Printing, Reportedly Issued One Day After The American Printing By Doran. Well Worn, Good Only, Spine Gilt Weak But Readable, Cover Lettering And Design Quite Clear, Some Fraying At Top And Bottom Of Spine, Hinges Cracked At Endpapers, No Names Or Marks.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Peek-a-Boo Twins

      Humphrey Milford Oxford Univeristy Press, London, 1915 London; Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, circa 1915. Written and illustrated by Chloe Preston. Board book (play book) with 6 board leaves. Full page color illustrations. Some edge wear and slight darkening present; very good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Voyage Out - Publisher's pre publication copy.

      Rare pre publication issue with publisher's ink stamp "To be published 26 March 1915" on titlepage. First edition. 8vo. 458pp +6pp ads & 16pp pp catalogue. Green boards with gilt lettering to spine & black lettering to front board. A very good copy. Wear to extremities. No marks of note. No inscriptions. Occasional fox spot to prelims. Endpapers original and unsplit. A very good copy.Woolf's first novel. Only 2000 copies of the First Edition published & this is one of the first off the press - effectively the first of the first of her first.

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books]
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        The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare

      London: Duckworth & Co.,, [1915]. Quarto (236 x 182 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles and decoartion to spine gilt in compartments, gilt vignette and corner-pieces within double rule gilt frame to covers, elaborate turn-ins and edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in green and black, colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue-guards, numerous vignettes and initial letters in green. Bookplate to front pastedown. A fine copy. A handsomely bound copy of the first Robinson edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

      London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd. c.1915. Deluxe edition. Deluxe edition. Publisher's full light brown morocco, illustrated in gilt and colour to the upper board, the titles in gilt to the spine. Illustrated with 20 full-page tipped in colour plates, 32 full-page two-tone plates, line drawings and decorative page borders by Willy Pogany. Small quarto. A lovely fine fresh copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. A superb example of this beautifully illustrated edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The ibex of Sha-Ping and other Himalayan studies

      London: Macmillan, 1915. First edition, large 8vo, pp. xiv, 151, [1]; 15 tipped-in plates reproducing watercolors by the author, as well as numerous small pen and ink sketches by him in the margins; a good, sound copy in original green cloth decorated in gilt on the cover and spine, the spine a bit dull. Inscribed, "For Grandmamma with Montie & Rosie's dear love. In memory of their darling boy, the author. E'en as he trod that day to God, so walked he from his birth, In simpleness & gentleness, & honour & clean mirth. (Kipling) October 2nd, 1915." Rundall was killed in action in 1914 (in the same battle that took his brother as well). The book is a series of stories of hunting adventure, told from both the hunter's point of view and the hunted.

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        Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen für die Fläche. Monatshelfe für die Verzier. Kunst. Bd. VIII. H. 1/2.

      [Plauen: Verlag Christian Stoll, Bucch, c. 1915] Small folio, new black cloth portfolio, portion of original front board with with mounted title sheet newly mounted into cut-out on front board. Thirty leaves of decorative images and patterns, brightly colored by stencils, mounted on black leaves, each with a small label at margin. Portfolio replaced, possibly lacking a text leaf; the colored plates stunningly fresh and bright. First Edition. This portfolio evidently comprises two parts of the eighth volume of this illustrated periodical of pictorial motifs that was issued in a total of 21 volumes between 1909 and 1939. The publisher seems to have specialized in these sorts of portfolios. Each plate is divided into between two and eight fields of highly imaginative, boldly colored images and patterns in styles that might be described as Jugendstil or Art Moderne or pre-Art Deco.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Le Yali Des Keuproli A Anadoli-Hissar, Cote Asiatique Du Bosphore.

      Societe Des Amis De Istanbul, Paris 1915 - Large Folio, 20 pp., French text + 13 plates (3 in b/w & 10 in colour of which 3 are folding, preface by PIERRE LOTI, original hard back binding with Islamic designs, rubbed, some browning. RARE, LIMITED EDITION TO 150 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBERED 130. Pierre Loti mentions in his introduction to this work the charm and mystery of the Asian quarter of Istanbul, and its magnificent wooden houses on board the Bosphore, and how they are destroyed systematically replaced by new buildings. One of the old houses which is the subject of this architectural study is the house of Keuproli, which the Sultan has offered as residence of the French Consul. The word Yali for the Turks meant Summer house on board the sea. The Yali of Keuproli was owned by Hassan Pasha, the Grand-Vizier between 1697 and 1703, alters he held the position as the Governor of Belgrade. The plates are as follows: 1- Plan du salon du Yali. II- Plan des plafonds du Yali. III- Coupe longitudinale du salon. IV- Coupe Traversale. V- Detail du plafond situe autour de la grande coupole. VI- Motif milieu et la corniche des plafonds secondaires. VII- Detail d’un element du plafond precedent. VIII- Detail des arcades. IX- Detail de la retombee des crosses. X- Detail de la tablette contourant le salon. XI- Detail de la retomblee de l’arc de la porte d’entree. XII- Detail de la fontaine de marbre placee au centre du salon. XIII- Vue interieure de la partie centrale du Yali. [ Not in Creswell]. Size: Large Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: FOLIOS LIMITED]
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        Of Human Bondage [First Uk Edition]

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. First Edition. Green Cloth, Gilt. Good +Book/No Dust Jacket. 1st Printing 648 Pp + 16 Page Publisher's Catalog At End, Author's Catalog At Front Does Not Include This Title, "London William Heinemann 1915" On Verso Of Title Page, Misprint On Line 4 Of Page 257 'Help' For 'Helped'. First Uk Printing, Reportedly Issued One Day After The American Printing By Doran. Well Worn, Good Only, Spine Gilt Weak But Readable, Cover Lettering And Design Quite Clear, Some Fraying At Top And Bottom Of Spine, Hinges Cracked At Endpapers, No Names Or Marks.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        A prisoner with the Turks, 1915-1918

      Lushington was one of only four Australians captured by the Turks at Gallipoli on April 25 1915. This unique extra-illustrated copy of his memoir bears the ownership inscriptions of his mother, to whom the book is dedicated.  Bedford : F.R. Hockliffe ; London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1923. Octavo, original cloth backed papered boards (rubbed, corners worn), upper board with faint initials MBL (Mary Beatrix Lushington), spine with original printed paper label (small loss); front pastedown and free-endpaper with pen drawing by Lushington captioned 'On the lower shores of the Taurus Mountains. Aug 1916 / By Reg.', endpaper also inscribed 'Beatrix Lushington'; 103 pp, with the author's pen drawings to the margins throughout, and full page portraits to the first two blanks and rear pastedown; scattered foxing; housed in a custom-made chemise and slipcase; accompanied by a portfolio of research documents compiled by Patrick Walters. 507 Private Reginald Francis Lushington, 16th Battalion AIF, was one of only four Australian soldiers captured by the Turks at Gallipoli on April 25 1915, the day of the first landing. This memoir relates the remarkable story of his four years in captivity, which were spent in the San Stefano Prisoner of War camp outside Constantinople and in harsh conditions in the mountains of southern Turkey, where Turkish prisoners were used as forced labour. Lushington's own highly competent illustrations - 35 in total - for the most part comprise finely observed sketches of his fellow prisoners and their Turkish captors, such as 'Jimmy the One', described on page 14 as 'of the old type of Turk, fat, lazy, cruel and cunning, and to him we were entrusted by the Turkish War Office.' Lushington was born and grew up in south India. In September 1914 he enlisted in Perth as a private in the West Australian 16th Battalion, 1st AIF. His next of kin is recorded as 'Mother, Mrs Mary Lushington, Upper Swan', and his occupation at the time of enlistment is given as 'farmer', although in his self-portrait on the second blank he depicts himself as a typical swagman, or itinerant labourer. Lushington's battalion took part in the first wave of the ill-fated landings at Gallipoli. His pen drawing of the landing, captioned '"Anzac": The Landing. Pope's Hill the highest point', adorns the top half of the first page of text in this copy. The fact that Lushington was fluent in Tamil and Hindi was to play a bizarre part in his capture. On the evening of the 25 April, Lushington, as an interpreter, along with Captain Ronald McDonald and Lieutenant William Elston, was despatched to make contact with what was mistakenly thought to be a detachment of Indian troops fighting with them on one of their flanks. These soldiers turned out to be Turks, and the three Australians were taken prisoner. Lushington was one of the many Allied prisoners who were 'assigned to work parties in the Taurus and Amanus mountains, and spent up to twelve hours a day quarrying, drilling tunnels, felling timber, laying track, and blacksmithing' (Aaron Pegram, Prisoners of War (Australia), in International Encyclopedia of the First World War, Freie Universität Berlin). Inevitably, factors such as malnutrition, sickness and physical exhaustion took their toll on all of these prisoners, yet Lushington, along with his two comrades, McDonald and Elston, survived the ordeal. Lushington's pen illustrations enliven and enrich his narrative, transforming this copy of an acknowledged rare first edition into a work of immense significance for our understanding of what is a little-known aspect of the Anzac experience. Provenance: Mary Beatrix Lushington; Patrick Walters, London; published in From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line : the Patrick Walters Collection (Adelaide : Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers, 2016).

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        Californians

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1915 - First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [2], 217, [3], [6] ads; fine copy in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in blue, gilt, and black, t.e.g.; preserving the uncommon dust jacket with darkened spine, old tape repairs on the verso, and loss of one inch at the top of the spine, plus other minor losses. This is a review copy with the publisher's perforated stamp stating as much on the title page. This is Jeffers' second book, the first to be commercially published. 1200 copies were printed. Alberts 5 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobigraphy

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1915 The Education of Henry Adams: an AutobigraphyHoughton Mifflin, Boston, 1918. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. "Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from the Civil War to World War I. Though a man of the modern world... [Adams'] ... political ideals [were] shaped by his presidential ancestors, great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams. 'The Education of Henry Adams' is both a brilliant memoir and a profound meditation on the extraordinary developments in science, politics, religion, and society that so transformed the world as he knew it." [Pub. Info] Britannica refers to it as one of the most important autobiographies in Western literature. Pulitzer Prize (awarded postumously). Book plate (Owner one of Denver's foremost businessmen 1900-1950.) Excellent pages; boards; hinges; cover. Very slight scuffing to front and back covers; No chipping or tears to the spine. An earlier (1906), privately printed draft of 100 copies was circulated among Adams' friends for comment but the Houghton Mifflin 1918 is the true first. 35 chapters; 519 pages with index. Very scarce, collectable. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING.

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        Gems of Reminiscence

      Salt Lake City, UT: Geo. C. Lambert, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. 192pp. Duodecimo [18 cm] Green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title and double-ruled borders on the front cover. Good only. The extremities are gently rubbed and bumped. The front cover has a very small stain. There is just a little bit of gilt surrounding the title on the front cover, due to an error in printing. The text block is cracked at the title page. Tanned pages. Internally very clean. Flake 4712. Seventeenth Book of the Faith Promoting Series Designed for the Instruction and Encouragement of Young Latter-Day Saints. From Flake- "Reminiscences of James S. Brown, William J. Parkin, E. R. S. Schnelle, B. F. Cummings, Chauncey W. West, James Lawson, Wilford Woodruff, Heber J. Grant, Anson Call, J. M. Brown, T. R. Gledhill, Charles Lambert, and others.

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        THE MANUAL OF SUCCESSFUL STOREKEEPING

      Doubleday, Page & Co. 1915 - 3/4 leather over buckram boards. Front board mildly shaken. Five raised spine bands, deckled page edges. Offset browning to inner pastedowns front and rear. Owner name to inner front pastedown. ; 298 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        When I Was a Boy in Belgium

      Lothrop, Lee & Shepart Co., Boston 1915 - Signed 153 pages plus advertisements. Author's signature and inscription, dated 1915, upon front free endpaper. Black and white photographic plates. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Illustrated front board. A sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1914 and Other Poems

      Sidgwick & Jackson [Printed at the Complete Press, West Norwood], London 1915 - First edition of the poet's posthumous second book. Photogravure frontispiece portrait in profile view by Sherril Schell. 63 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. 'But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold'. Handsome copy of this landmark book of verse. Keynes 6; Hayward, English Poetry, 32; NCBEL, IV, p. 241 Original blue cloth with printed spine label, dust jacket. A fine copy in faintly soiled dust jacket (small ink notation on pastedown; half-inch split at foot of front flap of jacket). Blue half morocco slipcase and chemise Photogravure frontispiece portrait in profile view by Sherril Schell. 63 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo First edition of the poet's posthumous second book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1914 & Other Poems.

      London Sidgwick & Jackson 1915 - First edition, 8vo., frontispiece portrait of author, spare spine label tipped-in at the rear, light browning to endpapers, small booksellers label to rear paste-down, publisher's blue-black cloth, paper spine label printed in red and black, a fine copy, preserved in a folding chemise and custom slip-case. Only 1000 copies were printed, published on 16th June 1915 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relativity: The Special & The General Theory

      Overview Details & Condition First English language edition, first impression of Einstein's first popular treatment of relativity. Einstein's general theory of relativity, "one of history's most imaginative and dramatic revisions of our concepts about the universe" was completed in a frenzy of work at the end of 1915 (Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe, p. 223). The following year he published (in German only) Relativity: The Special & the General Theory, an account intended to be accessible to the general public, and which he tested by reading drafts to his step-daughter Margot, "pausing frequently to ask whether she indeed got it" (Isaacson, p. 232). Einstein took the opportunity to publish the present English language edition when interest in general relativity exploded after the theory was confirmed experimentally by Arthur Eddington's eclipse observations in 1919. This edition includes an important new appendix on Eddington's work, "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity", that was not present in any previous edition. The book, "filled with many thought experiments that could be easily visualised", became a best-seller, and is still in print today. A Popular Exposition. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson. With Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Portrait frontispiece, diagrams and equations within the text. Publisher's eight-page ads at rear. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine faded, spine titles dulled, a little rubbed at extremities, some light spotting to contents. A very good copy. Bibliography: Weil 90a.

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        Fife and Drum.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Original boards, titles and illustration in black to front. Fine. First edition, first impression, first issue. A very scarce war poetry collection, in exceptional fine condition. Claude E. C. H. Burton wrote patriotic war poetry in the early years of the First World War under these pseudonyms for The Daily Mail and The Evening News, both Lord Northcliffe's publications. His son, Captain Henry Patrick Claude Burton, Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion, was killed in action 27th July 1917, aged 23, and is remembered on the Thiepval memorial to the missing. Copac only lists two copies of the first edition in British institutional holdings, one at the British Library and one in the National Library of Wales. OCLC adds several abroad. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Daddy Cat

      Bound in original green paper boards. Green cloth spine. Very good condition, a few marks, slight wear. Daddy Cat illustrated onlay to front, Very good condition, Image strong, Small marginal chip. 8vo: 32pp Text and Illustrations in very good clean condition, no inscriptions, no pen/crayon marks, toning commensurate with age. Complete with 32 colour illustrations, in lovely clean bright condition. No loose or torn pages. A superb copy H.G. Wells said of him, "He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves."

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        Of Human Bondage - superbly rebound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe

      Heinemann, 1915. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1915. A superb copy rebound in full green leather with raised bands and gilt titles. Gilt to the page edges. A superior copy.

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        Of Human Bondage: A Novel

      William Heinemann [1915], London - First issue, with "help" misprint on p. 257. Thick octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's green gilt-lettered cloth, in custom mid-20th century cloth chemise and matching morocco-backed slipcase (leather quite sunned and scratched at spine); [8],648pp. Corners a bit bumped, front free endpaper reinforced at gutter rather too tightly affecting first signature, some light foxing to textblock edges, gilt a bit dulled, else Near Very Good and sound. STOTT A21b. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the Violoncello, the Viol De Gamba, Thier Precursors and Collateral Instruments

      London: William Reeves, 1915. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. Uncommon--and exhaustive-- study of this particular family of stringed instruments (all closely related to the violin). "With biographies of all the most eminent players of every country". 1915 1st edition. Thick octavo, 700 pgs., top-edge gilt. A well-preserved, VG copy in its crimson cloth with bright gilt-lettering to the spine. Light scuffing to the panels, light offsetting and small, neat former owner name to the front free endpaper. Very impressive in its scale--and in its still-solid, very presentable condition.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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