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        Il Decamerone di Messer Giobvanni Boccacio

      Florence: Fratelli Alinari, 1915. First edition thus. Plates by Tito Lessi Printed by Tip. S. Landi Via S. Caterina. 670 pp. 4to. Original printed tan wrappers. Very fine in blue cloth slipcase and chemise. First edition thus. Plates by Tito Lessi Printed by Tip. S. Landi Via S. Caterina. 670 pp. 4to.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Canton’ etching by Mortimer Menpes

      - Mortimer Menpes etching and drypoint printed on Menpes personal hand made paper and signed in pencil to the lower right margin. The sheet has overall soft handling folds, generally in good condition with no foxing but paper, I think, has discoloured with age. Not dated but circa 1915/16Plate Size 150 x 277 mm (5.75 x 10.75 inches approx.)Sheet size 275 x 395 mm (11 x 14.5 inches approx)Guangzhou historically romanised as Canton, is the capital and largest city of Guangdong Province in southeastern China. Guangzhou is a sprawling port city northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. Menpes traveled greatly and visited China & Shanghai, producing enough sketches and watercolours to produce a book, text by H.A.Blake, published by A & C Black in 1909. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Nymphenburg. Sechs Original-Radierungen.

      München, Bruckmann, um 1915. - circa 36 x 47,5 cm. Titelblatt und 6 Radierungen in Passepartouts Original-Halbleinen-Mappe Nummer II von XXX (30 - insgesamt 140) Exemplaren der Vorzusgausgabe auf Kaiserlich Handjapan. Peter von Halm (1854-1923) war ab 1901bis zu seinem Tod Professor für Radierkunst an der Münchener Akademie. Er schuf zahlreiche Ansichten zu München und den Schlössern der Umgebung. "- Nur das Titelblatt vorne leicht stockig, sonst sauber und schön, die Tafeln frisch. - Jede Tafel hier einzeln von Halm zusätzlich unten rechts signiert!. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Something New

      D. Appleton,, New York 1915 - 347 pages; 12mo, original gilt-lettered red cloth, green and gold scarabs on front cover, gold scarab on spine; very slightly cocked, light edge wear, spine ends slightly frayed, spine sunned and showing scattered light spotting. With 4 plates. Very light spotting to endpapers. Internally very generally clean. Sound copy with intact hinges of the first printing of the first Blandings Novel. McIlvaine A18a - preceding The English printing. With the " (1) " on p. (347). ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph album including 20 images of a drug store

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

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      RICHARDSON, FREDERICK. MOTHER GOOSE. (VOLLAND) MOTHER GOOSE arranged by Eulalie Grover. Chicago: Volland (1915). 4to (9 x 12 1/4"), [119]p., blue gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, light cover soil and fading, small margin crease on one page, VG+. 1st edition of the fabulous VOLLAND MOTHER GOOSE, one of the most lavish productions done by Volland. Magnificently illustrated by FREDERICK RICHARDSON with pictorial endpapers plus a profusion of full page illustrations done in rich colors.

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        POLICE!!! ..

      New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1915.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-x] xi-xiii [xiv-xx] [1-2] 3-292 [293] [294-296: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 22 illustrations (including six on inserted plates) by Henry Hutt, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, pictorial paper inlay affixed to front panel. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" on page [293]. Loose sequel to IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN (1904). Episodic novel in which the scientist-hero encounters a three-eyed lost race, giant worms, and other bizarre forms of life. "... in addition to attacking both the scientist's devotion to his field and the esoteric quality of scientific jargon, satirizes the hero, a middle-aged anthropologist who falls in love at first sight with every young woman he sees." - Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 318. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 145. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02820. Private owner's name rubber-stamped in front paste-down and free endpaper. Spine lean, top and fore edges of text block foxed, else a bright, fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (with illustration on front panel reproducing the book's front cover) with some wear along top and bottom edges, some general dust soiling to spine and rear panels, and a small circular paper cancel pasted over the printed price on the spine panel. A nice example of a very scarce jacket. (#147273)

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        Erde auf Erden.

       Wien, Privatdruck 1915. gr.-8°. 8 Bll., tlw unaufgeschn. Ogeh. Papierbed. gebräunt. Umschl. staubfl. EA.Raabe 282.6; Giebisch 430 - \"Privatim als Manuskript gedruckt in 100 Exemplaren. Von der Zensurbehörde genehmigt\" (Druckvermerk). - Nur diese erste Ausgabe enthält noch das Gedicht \"Ekel vor Europa\", das in der zweiten Ausgabe v. 1920 durch das Gedicht \"Klagegesang 1915\" ersetzt wurde. - Hugo Sonnenschein, 1890 in Gayo in der Nähe von Brünn geboren, war ein umtriebiger Autor mit Beziehungen zu Robert Musil, Franz Werfel und Leo Trotzki. Unter dem Pseudonym Sonka veröffentlichte er 20 expressionistische Lyrikbände, war Mitbegründer der kommunistischen Partei in der Tschechoslowakei. Nach seiner Befreiung aus Auschwitz war er mit der Führungsmannschaft seiner Partei in Moskau. In der Tschechoslowakei wurde er aus politischen Gründen verhaftet und starb am 20. Juli 1953 im Zuchthaus Mirov an Tuberkolose. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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      London: William Rider and Son, Limited, n.d. [1915].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] xi-xii 1-357; 358-360: ads, original decorated maroon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First edition. "Supernatural romance of witchcraft and Satanism, excellent historical detail and use of Scots folklore. Based on the true case of Isabel Gaudie in early seventeenth century." - Robert Knowlton. "... a classic of its kind." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 55. "... intelligent and with much interesting subject matter." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 277. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-36. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 31. Reginald 01908. Signed and dated "Xmas 1915" in pencil by an early owner on front paste-down. Faint spotting and soiling to front cover, cloth worn at lower spine end, a sound, good copy with bright cover stamping. This first printing is scarce and is rarely found in nice condition. (#104773)

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        Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. First edition. Near Fine. Cream-colored wrappers with folding flaps, front cover with Ottomar Starke's famous charcoal drawing of a man clutching his head in front of an open door (reminiscent of Edvard Munch's "The Scream"). Greenish-grey endpapers. Some minor creasing to bottom of spine. Small discoloration to lower left corner of front wrapper. Overall, a near fine copy of the very scarce first edition of Kafka's most famous novel. Only a thousand copies were printed. Housed in custom box. "Written between November 17 and December 7, 1912 during the fit of creative passion that also saw the birth of Das Urteil [The Judgement] and the first chapter of Der Verschollen (Der Heizer) [(The Stoker)]...This 'exceptionally repulsive story' is the most sustained work of fiction published during Kafka's lifetime and the one with which his name is most profoundly associated in the common consciousness: it is the story of Gregor Samsa's transformation into a giant insect. The strange allegory of alienation-from the self, from one's very body, from the family, and by analogy from society, the state and the whole of mankind-is one of the defining works of the twentieth-century consciousness. In his critical hierarchy of the great prose works of the Twentieth Century, Vladimir Nabokov rates Die Verwandlung second behind only James Joyce's Ulysses" (The Breon Mitchell Collection of the Works of Franz Kafka, p. 7). Dietz 25. Wronski, Kafka 12. Near Fine.

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      New York: Donald C. Vaughan, 1915.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-316 [317: blank] [318-320: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. The U.S. edition, published in March 1915, consisted of 500 copies made up from the second printing of the UK edition printed in February 1915. The author's first book, first published in 1906. Collects ten stories. In 1927, when Derleth received this book, he was in the midst of an intensive study of recent supernatural fiction, a study which culminated in his bachelor's thesis for the University of Wisconsin, and which laid the foundation for his founding of Arkham House. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 36-7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 175. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 38-40. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1442-43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-30. Bleiler (1978), p. 24. Reginald 01383. Ashley A.1.5. Mild rubbing to spine ends, corner tips and along outer joints, some light rubbing to lower front cover near bottom edge, a nearly fine copy. (#156146)

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        How to Raise Pigs with Little Money [cover title]

      "Printed by Tuskegee students" for the Extension Department, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, AL 1915 - First edition. 8vo 7 pp. Not in Work of Blockson catalogue. OCLC locates four copies (Library of Congress, New York Public, National Agricultural Library, Washington State). Original printed wrappers (spine and upper edge of front wrapper repaired with Japanese paper). Poor quality paper browned, a good example of a fragile pamphlet. (2490). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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      Methuen & Co Ltd, London 1915 - Victory An Island Tale by Joseph Conrad, Methuen & Co Ltd, London 1915, A v good copy of the classic psychological novel, Victory, with Author's Note first appearing in this edition. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on the spine. Faded colour of the spine. Small dark mark on the spine. Lightly toned colour of the boards. Very light spotting on tile page and to the edges of the pages. The contents are clean and bright. 8vo 415 printed pages with publishers advertisments at the rear of the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STAR ROVER ..

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-329 [330: printer's slug] [331-340: ads] [341-342: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted color frontispiece, original pictorial light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, white and gold. First U.S. edition. The British edition (titled THE JACKET) preceded the U.S. edition. It was deposited in the British Library 4 August 1915. and was listed as "ready" in Athenaeum 7 August 1915. The U.S. edition was published in October and a copy was received by the Boston Athenaeum 14 October 1915. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-110 and (1981) 1-119. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-223. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1031. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 518. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 142. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 674. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2159-62. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Reginald 09153. BAL 11963. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1544. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-463. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 2227. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a nearly fine copy. A nice copy of this attractive book. (#156391)

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        Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914–1915. The Wilderness of Zin. (Archaeological Report.) With a Chapter on the Greek Inscriptions by M. N. Tod.

      London: by order of the Committee, 1915 - Quarto. Original dark blue quarter cloth, grey boards, titles to spine gilt and to front board in black. Slightly sunned overall, corners bumped and rubbed, a few faint scuff-marks to boards, light spotting to edges and endpapers. A very good copy. 37 plates to rear with tissue-guards laid in, several plans and illustrations to the text of which 7 full-page and one folding. First edition, First issue binding with the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey was a military venture in the guise of an archaeological expedition, preparation for the war the British believed was imminent. Publication in the respected academic journal of the Palestine Exploration Fund was a whitewash to disguise the military nature of the undertaking. The Wilderness of Zin was Lawrence's First work to appear in book form. O'Brien A004 C. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Ciel à La Portée de Tous: Recueil Photographique des Principales Curiosités Célestes

      Unpag. volume containing 20 mounted gelatin silver prints showing the sun, the moon, planets, constellations, nebulas, and Halley's comet, each accompanied by a page of explanatory text with information on the celestial body or phenomenon. Some minor foxing or toning to some of the text pages. Images to 4-1/2 x 3 inches. Small 4to. Cloth-backed pictorial blue cloth. Some wear and rubbing especially along extremities, spine shaken, old repair along spine to endpapers. Toulouse (B. Sirven) n.d. (circa 1915). Astrophotography developed in the mid-to-late 19th century as a way for experimenters and amateur astronomers to photograph the moon and the sun, as well as objects invisible to the human eye. The first photograph of an astronomical object was taken in 1840 of the moon using a 20-minute-long daguerreotype, but changes in technology towards the end of the 19th century allowed for much higher quality images to be captured. Using dry plate photography and a refracting telescope in 1880, Henry Draper took the first-ever photograph of a nebula using a 51-minute exposure. Rossard served as astronomer for the University of Toulouse, and his goal in compiling this work was to promote the field of astronomy to the general public. Some of the photographs included in the volume are credited to observatories in Paris, Toulouse, and Meudon. A scarce and unique work; as of May 2017, WorldCat locates only one copy worldwide and none in North America.

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        L'Entre-deux-guerres. Souvenirs des milieux littéraires, politiques, artistiques et médicaux. Troisième série

      First edition on ordinary paper.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Léon Daudet : "A Charles Maurras, son admirateur and complice."  Nouvelle librairie nationale Paris 1915 12x19cm broché

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        The Magic of Jewels and Charms

      J. B. Lippincott Company 1915 - 1st edition, 422 pages, Octavo, Blue cloth over boards decorated and stamped with light blue and a gold gilt globe with deckled fore and bottom edges of pages. Top edge of pages gilt, hinges cracking slightly. The 'W' in Jewels on the front cover is smudged a bit. Light to moderate bumping and rubbing to corners and a few knicks to the lower edge of front cover. Published in 1915 by J.B. Lippincott. 8 color plates including frontispiece, 82 illustrations in double-tone and line. A beautifulLY presented book on the roles charms and gemstones have played in the worlds of superstition and atstrology. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, MS 1915 - 344pp. Spine is shaken and cocked. Tips and spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Spine is rolled. Lower edge of both boards are heavily rubbed. Edges of text block are dust stained. Lower edge of text block has light scratches. Former owner name and other markings inside front board. Lower edge of many pages have a light damp stain. Hinges are weak. Pages have light toning. Text is unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company,. 1915. original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers.. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the color. frontispiece on front panel) with shelf wear at edges, shallow chips. from tail of spine panel and bottom edge of front panel, and dust. soiling, mainly to spine and rear panels. A nice example of this. scarce jacket. (#147208). First edition. An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210.

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        Cheerful unsigned original group photo, (1895-1918) and her sisters TATIANA (1897-1918), MARIA (1899-1918) and ANASTASIA (1901-1918), Grand Duchesses, the daughters of Nicholas II of Russia]

      - 1916 1915 - showing them seated full length, full face or nearly, in white dresses and broadbrimmed hats, with a smiling group of wounded soldiers, taken in the park of the hospital at Tsarskoe Seló, 5¼" x 3¼", no date, circa At the foot in Russian letters are the identifications 'M', 'Tatya', 'Olga' and apparently 'Nastasya', the latter cropped from below. With a stamp on the back printed RUSSIAN IMPERIAL EXHIBIT which has a note in manuscript "the Grand Duchesses visiting the wounded"

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        IL DIARIO DELLA NOSTRA GUERRA - Bollettini ufficiali dell'Esercito e della Marina.:

      Ravà & C. Editori, 1915 - 1919, Milano - (Codice MG/5555) In 16º 42 fascicoli 30-50 pp. ognuno circa. Raccolta completa, tutto il pubblicato, dal n. 1 (1 luglio 1918) al n. 42 (1 gennaio 1919). Con una o più cartine in ogni numero. Tutti in brossura originale, copertina illustrata da Aroldo Bonzagni. In buono stato, qualche lieve strappetto, brunitura fisiologica della carta. Collezione estremamente rara, non presente in nessuna biblioteca italiana. Cfr. ICCU. Euro 470.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume

      London, England: R. H. Porter, 1915. This is the introductory volume for Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology. Biologia was published serially between 1879 and 1915 in quarto and folio. By the time of the publication of the Introductory Volume in 1915, presumed published by R. H. Porter, sixty-three core volumes had been produced. Contents of this Introductory Volume include: Physical Features, etc., of the Area treated; Sources from whence our Material was obtained; Itinerary of Mr. G. C. Champion's Travels in Central America, 1879-1883; List of Completed Volumes, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology; Analysis of Contents of each Volume; Summary of Contents of each Volume; Origin, etc., of the Fauna and Flora of Central America; Maps. True first edition, not a facsimile. This is an English language publication. Author preface dated June 1915. Printed by Taylor and Francis, Fleet Street, London. Presumed later binding [circa 1940s?] in navy blue buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and with fresh pastedowns and FEPs. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp if slightly bumped corners. A little discoloration to bottom of the rear board, else a generally clean binding. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. 12 x 10 inches. With viii, two sepia-tone full-page photo portraits [one of Godman, one of Salvin, both with facsimile signatures], 149 numbered pages of text, plus 8 double-page maps, all but one of which are in color. All text pages on medium-weight matte stock; the maps on heavy card stock. Generally very clean text pages, with the merest hint of age-toning. The maps, completed in astonishing detail, appear immensely clean and without demerits. Respectfully read. A very attractive copy, inside and out, and still quite tight. A Very Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition; indeed scarce even in facsimile. An indispensable volume for collectors of various volumes from the series, With thanks to William Reese Company for the following: "The Biologia is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day.... Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary.... The entire Biologia project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history." According to Wikipedia, "Frederick Ducane Godman [1834-1919] was an English lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist. He was one of the twenty founding members of the British Ornithologists' Union. Along with Osbert Salvin, he is remembered for studying the fauna and flora of Central America.". First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Victory An Island Tale

      first British edition. London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1915, first British edition. Original red cloth, with the rare comma after "Essex Street" in the publisher's address on title page, with publisher's ads in the rear dated Autumn 1915, with Conrad's Author's Note that wasn't included in the American edition which preceded this edition, one of 8,000 copies, Smith 20, Cagle A19b(1), Keating 115. Very good.

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      New York: The Macmillan Company,. 1915. original pictorial red-brown cloth, front panel stamped in orange and yellow, spine panel stamped in orange, yellow and gold, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed, decorated endpapers.. Rear cover lightly spotted, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#152507). First published edition, preceded by a copyright printing. A world catastrophe novel in the tradition of Mary Shelley's THE LAST MAN (1826) and M. P. Shiel's THE PURPLE CLOUD (1901). "Undoubtedly London's best fantastic story, told with considerable artistry and with less tub- thumping and breast-beating than usual." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1358. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-60. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 517. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 142. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Reginald 09150. BAL 11960. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1543.

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        A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915

      Architectural Book Publishing, 1915, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. [Architecture.] A Monograph of the Work of McKim Mead & White 1879-1915, four volumes, New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1915. Elephant folios about 20x15 inches or 51x38 cm, buckram bindings, each book with 100 single-side-print collotype plates (some are misnumbered), no text except for the captions and the tables of contents. De-accessioned by the Iowa State College Library with that library's rubberstamps and other markings, very sturdy with leaves attached to the bindings by linen stubs, covers worn and scuffed, normal age toning inside, occasional minor staining, a few neat tape repairs. (Plate 100 appears at the end of Vol. 1 and again, in facsimile, at the beginning of Vol. 2.)Overall good and sound. Very heavy, totals more than 60 pounds or 25kg. Worldcat turns up numerous copies in institutional libraries, but this set is scarce in the marketplace. It is important not only to architectural but also New York history collections, with fascinating looks at bygone buildings, including interiors and schematics. The architects were probably the greatest and most prolific American designers of the Beaux Arts period, and shown here are there finest achievements, from massive public buildings like Penn Station to mansions, banks, retail stores, and lesser structures such as university gates. Most of the work shown is in the Northeast and Midwest, with one project in Italy. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). 4-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; Architecture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53415.

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        Österreichische Plakatkunst.

      Wien, Kunstverlag J. Löwy o.J. [1915]; (Druck: Kunstdruckerei Dr. Frisch & Co., Wien). - 28,5 x 40 cm. 10 ungez. Bll. (Titelei), 124 S. (die einseitig bedruckten Bll. der Paginierung folgend zusammengeklebt, dadurch 2 Bll. = 2 Ss.). Mit 1 (v. 21) Farbtaf. (diese m. 3 weiteren Farbauszügen) u. 159 (v. 176) mont. Textabb. (dav. 6 farb. u. 12 lose). In 6 klammergeheft. Blöcken ohne Umschlag. Schmutztitel angestaubt u. m. Lichtspuren, durch die schlechte Papierqualität stark gebräunt u. z. Tl. randrissig, Text abgegriffen u. z.Tl. fingerfl., mehrf. gestemp. (?Dr. Mascha, Wien, 13/9, Wambachergasse 14?), 1 Umschlag m. dem Stempel ?Verein der Plakatfreunde E.V.? [Berlin]. Die letzten Korrekturfahnen des bis heute grundlegenden Werks, in dem erstmals die Entwicklung dieser neuen Kunstform in Österreich-Ungarn dargestellt wurde. Dieses Werk stellt die Grundlage aller späteren Publikationen zum Thema dar und ist mittlerweile selbst zu einem ebenso raren Sammlerobjekt geworden. Schließlich erschien es aufgrund der Kriegszeit in einer kleinen Auflage von lediglich 230 Exemplaren (200 Exemplaren als Leinenausgabe u. 30 Ex. als nummerierte Vorzugausgabe, in Leder gebunden und auf Japanpapier gedruckt). Vorliegender Korrekturabzug ist auf einem schlechteren Papier gedruckt als die spätere Druckausgabe des Werkes. Durchgehend mit Verbesserungen und Anstreichungen durch die Hand des Verfassers (mit Tinte und Rotstift). Die Tafeln - mit Ausnahme der Tafel 17 ?Schiele, Egon. Shaw oder die Ironie, Vorlesung Egon Friedell? ? sind der vorliegenden Korrekturfahne nicht beigegeben. Das Schiele-Plakat mit 3 Farbauszügen in Beilage (mit denen im Zusammendruck alle vorkommenden Farben wiedergegeben werden können. In Platte: ?Bestimmt Rot?; ?Bestimmt Schwarz?). Die Abbildungen, die in der Buchausgabe in den Text gedruckt waren, sind hier montiert. 17 sind leider nicht vorhanden. Die Korrekturen wurden weitgehend übernommen wie ein Vergleich mit einem Exemplar der späteren Druckausgabe ergeben hat. - Ottokar Mascha (1852-1929) war der erste, der sich in Österreich nicht nur als qualifizierter Sammler, sondern auch als kenntnisreicher Publizist mit dem Thema ?Plakat? beschäftigte. M. war zunächst in Prag und dann ab 1897 in Wien als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Als es 1912 zur Gründung der ?Wiener Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft? kam, war Mascha unter dem Vorsitzenden, dem damaligen Leiter des Hofburgtheaters Hugo Thimig, als ?Schatzmeister? Mitglied des Vorstandes. 1912 stellte Mascha einen bedeutenden Teil seiner Sammlung für die damals viel beachtete, erste repräsentative Plakat-Ausstellung Österreichs in der Wiener Secession zur Verfügung und lieferte einen fundierten Beitrag für den Katalog der Schau. 1917 schenkte M. einen Großteil seiner Plakatsammlung der damaligen Kaiserlichen Hofbibliothek und schuf damit den Anstoß und die Grundlagen für die bedeutende Plakatsammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Durch die wirtschaftlichen Probleme der Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit sah sich M. nach und nach genötigt, die noch bei ihm verbliebenen Teile seiner Sammlungen über den Kunstmarkt zu veräußern. (vgl. dazu Denscher, Bernhard. Der Plakatsammler Ottokar Mascha). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [N.p., but possibly Montana or Wyoming, 1915. Thirty-six black cardstock leaves containing 157 silver gelatin photographs. Oblong octavo. Black leather covers, bound with screws. Light wear to hinges and corners. Images sharp with very minor wear and mirroring. Very good. Vernacular photo album documenting two different sporting trips to the northern Great Plains and the Rockies. The album opens with a group snapshot of twelve people and a dog, comprised of both men and women, young and old. They spent the trip in a large and handsome cabin at a ranch, passing the time on horseback (a series of snapshots shows them playing polo), picnicking, shooting birds, and fishing. Both the young women and the men participated in hunting and fishing. Most of the images show a wide open plains scenery with the mountains in the distance, though several show mountain streams and what may be a geyser. There are at least five dogs featured in the album, with several nice action shots of the dogs jumping. One photo features an African American gentleman in a white jacket - clearly a servant. No cars are in evidence - transport is either by horseback or in a wagon. The final third of the album is devoted to a second hunting holiday in the mountains proper. Images include lots of mountain scenery, camping in teepees, and hiking in rugged terrain. A handsome photo album documenting a sporting holiday in the Great West.

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        Daisy Chain Stories

      London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear-type Press. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

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        Collection of 7 Plays bound in 2 Volumes

      NP n/d - 4to. 2 volumes. Original manuscripts. Half leather. Gilt top edge. Minor age rubbing to edges. Decorated endpapers. Volume 1: 1915; La Nouvelle Revue 1915. Volume 2: La Verve Folle; Eve, voila tout!.; Houlgate - Review; Et allez donc!.; Le tout petit Faust. Detailed information for each play: date of performance, name of theatre, names of performers. Text in French. A rare find. Both volumes very tight and in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1915. Good. BROOKE, Rupert. POEMS. London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1911. First edition. 88 pp. 8vo., blue cloth, paper label to spine. Brooke's first book printed in an edition of 500 copies. Internally clean and fresh. Light dust-soiling to top-edge, slight scuffing to the rear board and the cloth binding has a bit of bubbling front and back. The spine label is sunned and rubbed with a little loss along the perimeters. Still a very good and pleasing copy. (Keynes 5).

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        "Contribucion al conocimiento de los centros nerviosos de los insectos." Offprint from Trabajos del Laboratorio de Investigaciones biologicas de la Universidad de Madrid, XIII, 1915

      Madrid: Imprenta de Hijos de Nicolas Moya, 1915. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. With numerous text illustrations and 2 folding color plates. Original printed wrappers, edges lightly faded, a small repair. Presentation copy with "Hommage des auteurs" written above the title on the front wrapper. First edition, first printing, of this rare work by the father of neuroscience. A collaboration between Cajal and his brilliant student and colleague, Domingo Sánchez (1860-1947), they here examine the central nervous system of insects with particular attention to the retina and optic center of the brain. Overwhelmed by the complexity of the retinal structure in insects, Cajal declared that in comparison to "these apparently humble representatives of life . . . the retina of the bird or the higher mammal appears as something coarse, rude, and deplorably elementary" (Horns, 577). In fact, it was in studying this membrane that he famously admitted that "my faith in Darwinism weakened, being amazed and confounded by the supreme constructive ingenuity revealed not only in the retina and in the dioptric apparatus of the vertebrates but even in the meanest insect eye" (Horns, 576). Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), the eminent Spanish histologist, was fundamental to modern neurological research, especially his work in mapping the neurones and their structural interrelations in the retina, brain and spinal cord. He shared the Nobel Prize in 1906 with Golgi for their work on the structure of the nervous system.

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      1915. First Edition . Signed. LEFÈVRE, Edwin. H.R. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915. Octavo, original navy cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5200.First edition of LefèvreÂ’s novel about a young manÂ’s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: “To Arthur E. Meaker, with the affectionate regard of his grateful Edwin Lefèvre. Bronxville, N.Y. Oct. 1916.”Edwin Lefèvre was known for his close attention to the major players on Wall Street. His books, including Reminiscences of a Stockbroker and The Making of a Stockbroker, have become stock market classics, much sought after for their literary merit, their insight into Wall Street and business history, and the financial observations they contain. Minor marginal dampstain to rear portion of text block, cloth with minor expert repair to top corners and head of spine. A near-fine copy.

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        Sieben Original-Lithographien.

      4 Seiten Text, 7 Original-Lithographien in Original-Passepartous. Fol. , Broschiert. Lose Bögen in bedruckter Original-Broschur.- Adolfas Vaicaitis (Litauen 1915-2015 Australien), litauischer Künstler.- No. 9 einer Auflage von 100 Exemplaren, Handdrucke des Künstlers, von diesem nummeriert und signiert. Verzeichnis der Tafeln: 1. Chronist (The Chronicler). 2. Friedhof (The Cemetary). 3. Der Arzt und der Teufel (The Physician and the Devil). 4. Diebe (Thieves). 5. Matrosen (Sailors). 6. Abschied (Leave-taking). 7. Unterwegs (On the Way). Sehr gut erhalten und selten !

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        Typed Letter Signed

      ("Alexander Graham Bell") in black fountain pen ink on his engraved Alexander Graham Bell, 1331 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. letterhead, February 24, 1915. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 1 page; very good (old mounting traces on back; two old mailing folds greatly exaggerated by the scan). To Mrs. Sydney A. Keiffer 324 West 84th Street New York City "My dear Madam: Replying to your note of Feb. 23, and your request for by autograph, I take much pleasure in handing it to you hereon. Yours sincerely, Alexander Graham Bell." Bell (1847-1922), Scottish-born American inventor; invented the telephone (1876); organized the Bell Telephone Company (1877); died in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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      JUDAICA WWI RUSSIAN ANTIQUE NEWSPAPER "EVREISKAYA NEDELYA" (JEWISH WEEK) MOSCOW, ILL.1915-1916,  33 COPIES ILLUSTRATED BY RIAL PHOTOS OF RUSSIAN JEWISH SOLDIERS AND OFFICESEach copie has from 40 till 56 columns, all issues complete extept # 6, 1915 - 4 pages (columns 37-44 are missing. Some issues have from 2 till 5 copies: 1915 -

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      Martin Secker 1915 - Sologub, Feodor. THE OLD HOUSE AND OTHER TALES. Translated from the Russian by John Cournos. London: Martin Secker, c1915. 295pp., 16pp. catalog. 8vo. Previous owner's initials on first, spine darkened, covers slightly mottled, corners bowed, near fine hardcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopaedia Medica 2nd Edition 13 Volumes Complete

      Edinburgh: W, Green & Son, 1915. Hardcover. Very Good. Light blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamp to front board. All volumes are tight and clean with only light markings to bindings. These are very heavy books and will require extra postage for delivery outside the UK.

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      GUIGNEBAULT, PAUL. FRENCH. PETITS VACANCES par Xavier Privas. Paris: Dorbon Ainen no date, circa 1915. Oblong 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, rear cover rubbed else VG+. A book of children's songs with musical notation, this features enchanting period double-page hand colored illustrations by Payk Giugnebault reminiscent of Boutet de Monvel with a touch of Hansi. Pages are individually hinged into the book. A lovely book of songs and games.

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