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        Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis]; In: Die Weissen Blätter

      Der Weissen Bücher, Leipzig 1915 - FIRST APPEARANCE OF A MASTERPIECE OF WESTERN LITERATURE, PRECEDING THE FIRST BOOK EDITION. "Kafka read the first section of his 'bug piece' (Wanzensache) aloud to friends on November 24, 1912, and again on December 15. People started talking about it, and Kafka received a query from publisher Kurt Wolff in March 1913 on the recommendation of Kafka's friend Franz Werfel. Franz Blei, the literary editor of the new avant-garde journal Die weissen Blätter, expressed interest, and Robert Musil wrote as well, soliciting the novella for the more established Die neue Rundschau. But months passed before Kafka had a clean manuscript ready for submission, and then World War I intervened, causing further delays. In the spring of 1915, René Schickele took over as editor-in-chief of Die weissen Blätter, and with Max Brod's help, Kafka placed the story there. It came out in October 1915, and then appeared in December 1915 (though dated 1916) as a slender volume published by Kurt Wolff Verlag in Leipzig" (Susan Bernofsky, The New Yorker). IN: Die Weissen Blätter, 2 Jahrgang, October 1915, pp. 1177-1230. The whole issue (October 1915) offered. Leipzig: Der Weissen Bücher, 1915. Octavo, original wrappers; custom cloth box. Mild foxing to wrappers, a little wear at the spine ends. A rare, well-preserved copy in the original wrappers of the true first printing; considerably more rare than the first book edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Vainglory

      London: Grand Richards Ltd,, 1915. With a frontispiece by Felicien Rops. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge green. Spine ends a little worn, text block very slightly toned. A very good copy in the torn jacket, loss to spine ends, 30 mm tear to top of front joint, short closed tears to edges of panels, tape repairs verso. First edition, first impression, of Firbank's first novel, one of only 500 copies. On the dust jacket, Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank is identified as A. A. R. Firbank as he felt "sure that copies will sell better that way as one's acquaintance will recognise them sooner".

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        Something New.

      Methuen 1915 - First edition with ads at the back - 4 pages Methuen's Popular Novels and 32 pages A Selection. dated 25/11/14 on final page. With owner's Sept 16 1915 stamp and another on rear pastedown. A later owner's Ex Libris bookplate on front pastedown which covers another smaller label, an owner's initials and a later sig on ffep. So, probably a lending copy of some sort but without anything on the boards or to the contents. Boards quite clean and bright with background colour a bit sunned at the spine and light wear to the edges in places. Rear end paper cracked at its hinge but a firm copy, some spine lean and spotting of the front prelims and cut edge. Cut edge browned, contents in quite nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons,, 1915. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black. Covers slightly bowed, spine slightly faded and a little rubbed, hinge cracked before title page. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The Thirty-Nine Steps was originally published in The All Story Weekly from 5 June to 31 July 1915, and in Blackwood's Magazine under the pseudonym "H. De V." from July to September 1915. It is the first of five novels featuring the detective Richard Hannay.

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        The Art of the Moving Picture

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. viii, 289 p. Beige cloth hardcover with green and brown impressing. Spine a little darkened. Some wear and tears to spine. Ink signature of John Mowbray-Clarke, sculptor, on front endpaper. Small bookseller's label on rear pastedown. Last pages have slightly chipped bottom corners. In this classic volume, American poet Vachel Lindsay supplies one of the earliest examples of film criticism, classifying films and cinema techniques while perceptively foretelling how "California, as the natural moving picture playground, has the possibility of developing a unique cultural leverage upon America" (p. 6). This copy belonged to John Mowbray-Clarke (1869-1953), Jamaica-born sculptor who specialized in medals and animals.

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1915 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in black. Covers slightly bowed, spine slightly faded and a little rubbed, hinge cracked before title page. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The Thirty-Nine Steps was originally published in The All Story Weekly from 5 June to 31 July 1915, and in Blackwood's Magazine under the pseudonym "H. De V." from July to September 1915. It is the first of five novels featuring the detective Richard Hannay. Hillier A32.

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        Sammlung von 5 Bildbücher

      Ohne Verlag und Ort 1915 - Enthalten: Erden-Ständchen, 12 farbig illustrierte Seiten, 1897/ Klümpchen u. Federchen, 12 farbig illustrierte Seiten, 1902/ Jüngster chen, 12 farbig illustrierte Seiten, 1906/ Blütenstäübchen, 12 farbig illustrierte Seiten, 1912/ Mai-Büchlein, 12 farbig illustrierte Seiten, 1915/ sehr gut erhaltene, seltene Exemplare. Alle in erster Ausgabe - Gewicht in Gramm: 164 Ohne Verlag und Ort, 1897-1915. Zusammen 60 S. mit Text und Illustrationen von M. v. Olfers, original kartoniert mit Deckelillustrationen, (eine Widmung der Zeit auf Vorsatz) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Verwandlung [= Der jüngste Tag, Band 22/23 ]

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag 1915 - OBrosch., 72 Seiten, [8] Vacate und Verlagsanzeige, 8° (13,5 x 21 cm), Decke bei den Kapitalen und an den Rändern leicht berieben, Schnitt mit kleinen Stockflecken, OUmschlag fehlt, Frontispiz-Blatt fehlt, sonst sauber, insgesamt annehmbarer Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Teddy Roosevelt Criticizes British and American Preparedness for World War I

      Oyster Bay 1915 - Typed Letter Signed, to R. M. Johnston, Oyster Bay, November 24, 1915. 1 p., 6 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. "the English are most sensitive about my having stated that they had failed to do what they ought to have done, thanks to their lack of preparedness in advance; and this although I stated at the same time that we would have done infinitely worse." Transcript"I feel as gloomy as you do; and I am glad you are starting that magazine. I enclose three dollars for it. I look forward eagerly to seeing your articles in the Tribune. You may be amused to know that the English are most sensitive about my having stated that they had failed to do what they ought to have done, thanks to their lack of preparedness in advance; and this although I stated at the same time that we would have done infinitely worse. Sincerely yours, / Theodore Roosevelt"Historical BackgroundIn the November 1915 issue of the Metropolitan Magazine, Theodore Roosevelt published "The Duty of the United States to Its Own People," in which he severely criticized British preparedness. "England at this moment," Roosevelt wrote, "affords a lamentable example of the punishment that will surely in the end befall any nation which fails to take its duties seriously. Relatively to her population, she has put an army of utterly inadequate size into the field. More lamentable still, she has utterly failed, even with a year during which to work, in the effort to produce the artillery and munitions of war which will make her able to be as effective as her German opponents or her French allies."[1]The former president strongly supported the Allies in World War I and was a sharp critic of the Wilson administration who he accused of failing to fulfill treaty obligations and failing to prepare for the war. He also criticized "hyphenated Americans" from Ireland and Germany whom he felt put their homeland's interests above America's.Harvard Professor and military historian R. M. Johnston published eight articles on defense in the New-York Tribune between November 21, 1915 and January 9, 1916. He considered the "problem of national defence as a military, not as a political proposition. And this distinction is vital." The ocean no longer provided an effective defense, and America's slow navy was incapable of protecting the nation. He emphasized the importance of creating and maintaining a strong army. The titles of some of Johnston's articles reveal both his subject and his perspective: "Shall Politics Keep Our Army Ineffective?"; "War Creates Grave Perils for U.S. to Meet"; "Small, Highly Trained Army Is Our Best Defence"; "Great Waste Threatens in Preparedness Plan"; and "Immediate Scientific Defence Action Necessary."Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was born in New York City. He graduated from Harvard University and attended Columbia Law School. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1882 to 1884, and as president of the New York City Police Commissioners in 1895 and 1896, then as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1897 to 1898. After service in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, he won election as Governor of New York and served from 1899 to 1900. He ran as Vice President to William McKinley in 1900 and became President in September 1901, when McKinley was assassinated. He was reelected in 1904. A prolific author and naturalist, Roosevelt was instrumental in the Progressive movement of the early twentieth century, helped preserve the nation's natural resources, and extended American power throughout the world.Robert Matteson Johnston (1867-1920) was born in Paris, the son of an American physician. Educated in England, he returned to America to teach as assistant professor at Harvard University in 1908. He organized a Military History Session for The American Historical Association's 1911 annual meeting, and he convinced Theodore Roosevelt and several army officers to participate. At the 1912 meeting, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secret. (See website for full description)

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        Miranda

      Philadelphia, MS: J. B. Lippincott Company, 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.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dust Jacket.

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        The Good Soldier

      John Lane. New York & London: John Lane Company; John Lane, 1915, 1915. Octavo. with the 16 pp. of advertisements. First edition, first impression. The novel is a masterpiece of modernist technique, using an unreliable narrator to piece together a complex plot of sexual intrigue and betrayal through elaborate time-shifts. It is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedy of Edward Ashburnham, the soldier to whom the title refers, and his own seemingly perfect marriage and that of two American friends. The novel is told using a series of flashbacks in non-chronological order, a literary technique that formed part of Ford's pioneering view of literary impressionism. Ford employs the device of the unreliable narrator to great effect as the main character gradually reveals a version of events that is quite different from what the introduction leads the reader to believe. The novel was loosely based on two incidents of adultery and on Ford's messy personal life.The novel's original title was The Saddest Story, but after the onset of World War I, the publishers asked Ford for a new title. Ford suggested (sarcastically) The Good Soldier, and the name stuck. This copy has been smartly rebound in half morocco and cloth with raised bands on the spine. Rebound without the half title page. This is a very smart rebind and makes for a NEAR FINE copy of this rare title. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1915.

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        Baionette. Versi liberi e parole in libertà.

      Milano, Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia", 1915, in-8, br. edit. con titolo "futurista" sulla copertina anteriore, pp. 140, [4]. Prima edizione. Sulla pag. [138], originariamene bianca, è presente un disegno futurista a matita, purtroppo non firmato (Soffici?). Mancanze (non pesanti) al dorso e strappetti marginali esterni. Cammarota, Futurismo, 133.

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        PRINZESCHEN IM WALDE

      - OLFERS,SIBYLLE. PRINZESCHEN IM WALDE von Sibylle v. Olfers. Esslingen und Munchen: J.F. Schreiber, no date, circa 1915. 4to (9 x 11 1/3"), cloth backed pictorial boards, light cover rubbing, VG+. First edition. The story tells about a beautiful princess who lived in the forest with berry and fruit children. Illustrated by Olfers with rich and beautiful full page chromolithographs covering the entire page plus pictorial endpapers. This is a companion to Olfers' "Root Children" and a terrific book. (See Hurlimann p. 207, 5 Yrs. Childs. Bks. p. 106 for other.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die weißen Blätter

      Verlag der Weißen Bücher,Leipzig, 1915 - Eine Monatsschrift. (Herausgegeben von René Schickele). Zweiter Jahrgang 1915, Heft 1-12 in 4 Bänden.Erste Ausgabe. Leipzig, Verlag der Weißen Bücher 1915. IV, 384 S.; IV, S. 385-821; VII, S. 822-1166; IV, S. 1167-1510. Schöne handgebundene Halblederbände auf 4 Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung.-Raabe, Zeitschriften 15. - Enthält u.a. den Erstdruck von Kafkas Verwandlung sowie den Erstdruck von Gottfried Benns Gehirne. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ohne Titel, 1958

      - Bryan Wynter, London 1915 - 1975 Penzance , Cornwall, ohne Titel, 1958, Kohlezeichnung, Rechts unten signiert und datiert , Blattgröße: 51 x 68,5 cm Bryan Wynter sollte ursprünglich nach Zürich gehen um dort die Geschäfte seiner Familie fortzuführen, stattdessen rebellierte er und ging 1938 nach London und studierte dort Kunst an der Slade School of Fine Art. Er zog 1945 nach St Ives in Cornwall und fand Anschluss an die britische Malergruppe St Ives Group, zu der unter anderem Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, William Scott und Roger Hilton gehörten. In den 1950er Jahren experimentierte Wynter mit Drogen, vor allem mit Mescalin. Die Rausch-Erfahrungen hatten Einfluss auf seine Arbeiten, die Malerei wurde deutlich abstrakter. Die wesentliche Quelle seiner Inspiration blieb allerdings die Landschaft von Cornwall. Im Jahr 1959 war Bryan Wynter Teilnehmer der documenta II in Kassel. Im Jahr 1962 hatte Winter einen Herzinfarkt. Er experimentierte einige Zeit mit Kinetischer Kunst. Einige bemerkenswerte Objekte dieser Zeit sind seine Kinetischen Skulpturen, die er „IMOOS“ (Images Moving Out Onto Space) nannte, bestehend aus Parabolspiegeln und frei rotierenden, bemalten Gebilden. In den letzten zehn Jahren seines Lebens fand er wieder zur Malerei zurück.

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        Ganz geheim : Neubauten und Neuentwürfe S. M. Schiffe. Abgeschlossen Ende 1915 : Geheim-Archiv K. I : III. C. 1916.

      4quer (15x26), [3], 34 num. Bl., davon 13 Bl. mit Quer und Längschnitten sowie Übersichtstabellen, gefolgt von 21 Lichtdrucktafeln mit fotografischen Aufnahmen der Schiffsbaustellen (aufgenommen Dezember 1915) Oldr mit goldPräg, dreiseitiger goldSchnitt, textile MoireeVorsätze, dreifarb Lesekordel, Titel mit Bleistiftvermerk Marinekabinett ..., mit Bleistiftanmerkungen und Korrekturen, schönes gepflegtes Exemplar, Marinegeschichtlich bedeutendes Dokument und Rarissimum ersten Ranges! Numeriertes Exemplar Nr. 1 in hellbraunem Ganzleder für die Admiralität / Marinekabinett / Kaiser und offensichtlich (teils?) von Kaiser Wilhelm II. selbst bearbeitet!: auf Bl 4 verso eine farbige Skizze eines Kreuzers 'Neues Project L. S. genehmigt / altes Project vom 29/IV 16 Charleville auf gehoben' mit dem kaiserlichen W abgezeichnet, datiert [Schloss] Pless [durchgestrichen : darüber] N[eues] Palais 28/X 16.-die handschriflichen Glossen mit Bleistift korrigieren teils die Namensgebung, teils Termine der Fertigstellung und des Stapellaufs.- Das Marine-Arsenal berichtet 1998 in seinem Sonderband 17 von einem ähnlichen Exemplar der 'Neubauten und Neuentwürfte S.M.Schiffe' nach dem Stande von Ende 1917, das im damaligen Reichsmarineamt erschien und in wenigen durchnumerierten Exemplaren an die zuständigen Stellen Verteilung fand. Nach Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges war nach diesem Dokument vergeblich gesucht worden, unter den Archivalien des RMA war es nicht registriert. Erst Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts tauchte die Dokumentation von 1918 unter abenteuerlichen Umständen wieder auf.-- Hier vorliegendes Dokument enthält folgende Schiffe (Etatjahre 1913, 1914 sowie Kriegsfonds) mit Skizzen und Tabellen, teils mit Lichtbildern und Angaben zu den Nummern des Geheim-Archivs: LINIENSCHIFFE: Baden (Ersatz Wörth.- Bayern (T).- Ersatz Kaiser Friedrich III (handschriftl: Sachsen).- Ersatz Kaiser Wilhelm II.-- GROSSE KREUZER: Hindenburg (Ersatz Hertha).- Ersatz Victoria Louise.- Ersatz Freya.- Ersatz Yorck.- Ersatz Gneisenau.- Ersatz Scharnhorst.- Ersatz Blücher.- Ersatz A.-- KLEINE KREUZER: Königsberg (Ersatz Gazelle).- Ersatz Niobe (handschriftl: Karlsruhe).- Ersatz Nymphe (handschriftl: Emden).- Ersatz Thetis (handschriftl: Nürnberg).- Ersatz Ariadne (handschriftl: Cöln).- Ersatz Leipzig.- Ersatz Nürnberg.- Ersatz Emden.- Ersatz Mainz.- Ersatz Cöln.- Ersatz Dresden.- Ersatz Magdeburg.- Ersatz Königsberg.- Ersatz A.-- MINENDAMPFER: Brummer (Minendampfer C).- Minendampfer D (handschriftl: Bremse).- KANONENBOOT: Meteor (Kanonenboot C).- Kais. Yacht: Ersatz Hohenzollern.-- Angaben über Gewichte.--

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        Diario Storico-Militare. Dal 9 ottobre 1915 al 3 novembre 1916.

      Allegato n.14 al Servizio in Guerra, Parte 1. Collegamento fra Comandi e Truppe. N. 143 del Catal. (R. 1917). Documento manoscritto su quaderno stampato in Verona, stab. Franchini, s.d. in-4, ff. 250 ca., leg. coeva in percallina rossa, titolo e fregio in oro al piatto ant. Manoscritto, compilato da diverse mani, dell'11° Reggimento Fanteria relativo al periodo dal 9 ottobre 1915 al 3 novembre 1916, accompagnato da una lettera autografa del Capitano Gatta datata Capodistria 20/9/1919 su carta intestata dell'11mo Reggimento, in cui il Capitano spiega i motivi per cui tardò a consegnare il Diario. Acclusa vi è copia dattiloscritta di un analogo Diario ma relativo al 12° Reggimento Fanteria, dal 12 settembre 1916 al 3 novembre 1916. L' 11° Reggimento di Fanteria, Brigata ''Casale'', durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale (1915-1918) fu impegnato a Gorizia e Calvario. Il 12º RF (Brigata ''Casale'') fu impegnato a Gorizia, Asiago, Piave, Podgora, Calvario. Il motto della Brigata Casale era: ''Per calvarium ad laurum'', in seguito italianizzato in ''Con il sacrificio la gloria''. L'11° reggimento ricevette la Croce di cavaliere dell'Ordine Militare d'Italia, conferita il 5 giugno 1920: «Nei duri cimenti della guerra, nella tormentata trincea o nell'aspra battaglia,conobbe ogni limite di sacrificio e di ardimento; audace e tenace, domò infaticabilmente i luoghi e le fortune, consacrando con sangue fecondo la romana virtù dei figli d'Italia.». Affascinante cronaca diretta delle vicende della Prima Guerra Mondiale ed importante quanto rarissima testimonianza storica. Esemplare in ottime condizioni (qualche minimo strappo ad alcuni fogli).. .

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        [Program]: Score Book Red Sox vs Philadelphia 1915 World's Series [Game Three]

      Boston, Mass: Lincoln Eng. Co, 1915. Very Good. Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers printed in blue and red with halftone images. Vertical crease with a little rubbing on the crease, slightly misfolded, and slight oxidizing on the staples, about very good. Scored in pencil. Program for the third game of Babe Ruth's first World Series. The Red Sox won the game 2-1 with Dutch Leonard getting the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander to go up in the Series two games to one. The Red Sox, featuring future Hall of Famers Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock, Tris Speaker, and Ruth, eventually won the Series four games to one. The Series featured terrific pitching with three of the five games ending with scores of 2-1 and another with the score of 3-1. The final game, a comparative offensive barrage, was won by the Red Sox with the score of 5-4.Ruth, a pitcher at the time, didn't pitch, and appeared in only Game One, grounding out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning. Although Fenway Park was home to the Red Sox, the Boston-hosted games were played at Braves Field to take advantage of the newly renovated and larger park. The program includes two team photos of the Red Sox - one an official image, the other on the rear cover advertising the team in their Stag Wear brand sweaters, both are in blue-toned ink; and both picture a cheerful Babe Ruth in the back row.

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        The Wonderground map of London

      London: The Westminster Press,, 1915. The Heart of Britain's Empire Here is Spread Out for Your View. It Shows You Many Stations & Bus Routes Not A Few. You Have Not the Time to Admire it all? Why Not Take a Map Home to Pin on your Wall! Coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 75 x 94 cm. Very good condition. Charming bird's eye map of London in cartoon, extending from Regent's Park to Battersea and Shepherd's Bush to Tower Hill. The coats of arms of St Marylebone, Kensington, Southwark Chelsea, Westminster and Lambeth are shown in the corners and middle edges. Characters from various walks of life are depicted throughout.

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        THE VALLEY OF FEAR. A Sherlock Holmes Novel

      1915. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original red cloth. First Edition (published more than three months before the London edition) of this Sherlock tale sited half in an English manor house and half in the coal mining villages of Pennsylvania. As Doyle later recollected, the story had its origin "through my reading a graphic account of the Molly McGuire outrages in the coalfields of Pennsylvania, when a young detective from Pinkerton's Agency acted exactly as the hero is represented as doing." This was Sherlock Holmes's first appearance in ten years, following his RETURN in 1905. This was also the last of the four book-length Sherlock Holmes adventures -- the others having been A STUDY IN SCARLET, THE SIGN OF FOUR and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. As veteran Doyle collectors know, the later Sherlockian titles (THE RETURN, this one, HIS LAST BOW and THE CASE-BOOK) are somewhat scarcer than the best-known earlier ones (THE ADVENTURES, THE MEMOIRS and THE HOUND).~This is a handsome copy, just about fine, without wear or soil; the gilt lettering while bright is not gleaming, but such was the nature of "gilt" during the Great War. Green & Gibson A39c.

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        The Valley of Fear.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1915.. FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo, pp.306 [3]. With illustrated frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth, titled in gilt to spine and upper. Housed in a three quarter red morocco clamshell box. Text block mildly toned but without spotting, blank flyleaf expertly replaced, some minor wear and handling. Generally a bright copy, text block a little toned as usual, backstrip mildly sunned. A clean, bright example. Formerly the property of Rene de Chochor, director of the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose main responsibility was to negotiate all the many contracts for cinema and ensure that copyrights were respected.

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        Meisterwerke der Steinschneidekunst. BAND III (apart).

      Ohne Ort, [vor 1915]. . Die Gemmengüsse, auf dem Boden der Kassette von alter Hand numeriert, zeigen tls. weibliche u. männliche Köpfe in Halbprofil, tls. Figuren in ganzer Gestalt. Vermutlich Darstellungen aus der antiken Mythologie, darunter eine männliche Figur, Kithara spielend; eine andere rückwärts auf einem Löwen reitend; eine ein Viergespann dahinjagender Rosse lenkend; frontal ein Löwenkopf. - Die Gemmen sind rund oder oval, von ca. 2 bis 4 cm Durchmesser, bzw. 2 x 1 bis 5 x 3 cm. - Herkunft vermutlich Sammlung Paul Heinrich Trummer (vgl. die 9 Bände im Hamburger Staatsarchiv (Sign. HIII,3). Diese gleichen im Einband dem uns vorliegenden Exemplar u. sind im vord. Innendeckel mit gedruckten (Abt. 1-4) bzw. handschriftlichen Inhaltsverzeichnissen versehen; der dort mit Abt. 3 (Nrn. 41-60) bezeichnete Band ist jedoch nicht mit diesem vorliegenden "III" identisch, ebensowenig wie einer der anderen. - Der Hamburger Kaufmann Paul Heinrich Trummer (1862-1915) wollte seine Sammlungen (darunter als bedeutendstes eine Sammlung von über 50.000 Siegeln bzw. Siegel-Abgüssen) dem Staatsarchiv überlassen, das sie 1920 endgültig von der Witwe Amalie, geb. Schönborn (1874-1951) erwerben konnte. Bekannt ist, daß er zu Lebzeiten auch Einzelnes an Archive u. Vereine verschenkt hat (vgl. Frank Erik Weber: Die Bibliothek der Trummer-Sammlung im Staatsarchiv Hamburg). - Innendeckel wenig stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar. - Selten!

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        A Broadside. Sixth Year: June 1913 to April 1914 and Seventh Year June 1914 to January 1915.

      Cuala Press - Nineteen in total. Each one of 300 copies; small folio; single sheet folded; each contains three wood cuts designed by Jack B. Yeats of which two are hand coloured. Printed on cartridge paper made at Saggart Mill in County Dublin, text in handset Caslon type. A fine set with one small patch of foxing on one issue not affecting the design. Preserved in a specially made cloth box.

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        Men of Europe. 1915.

      Omega Workshops. 1915. 4to., original printed wrappers. With decorative wood-engraved head-piece, tail-piece, and five large initial letters by Roald Kristian. Alittle soiling to wrappers, generally a very good copy. First edition. The second of the four books published by Roger Fry at the Omega Workshops, a radically selective translation of his fellow pacifist's sequence of war poems, 'Vous êtes des hommes'. With a 2 page autograph letter from Roger Fry to Gordon Bottomley loosely inserted. Fry presents this copy of Jouve's poetry and discusses the merits of poetry and prose.

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        Poster] Cannstatter Park

      A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, MD - Colorful poster of German American amusement park from bygone era! N.d., circa 1915. Oblong, 47.5 by 74 cm. With blond wood frame, 53 by 79 cm. There is a Cannstatter Park in Philadelphia, but we believe that this poster might actually depict a park that bore the same name in Baltimore, both of which had German festivals. The Baltimore amusement park started, it would appear, with the Cannstatter Volkfest, a harvest festival in the fall, which was staged in what was first known as Frederick Road Park of Baltimore. An architectural centerpiece of the festival was a 30 to 40 foot high wooden column that would be decked in fruits and produce, not unlike a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. As that produce rotted during the weeklong festival, it would be assiduously replaced, supposedly. In this poster, that colorful poster is depicted on the left. On the right is the larger image of the formal entrance, and the mostly plain red-roofed stalls, merry-go-round and pavilions beyond, with the grounds verdant and people dressed up in the style of the teens. Several small tears, all quite inconspicuous. We have not examined the poster outside the frame.

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        A Boy's Will, inscribed by Frost with a full, untitled manuscript of the poem which would be published in 1928's A West-Running Brook as "A Minor Bird"

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. First U.S. edition, first printing, second state. Hardcover. This American first edition of the author's first published book is inscribed by Frost on the front free endpaper in 10 lines with the full text of the evolving draft of an untitled poem that would be published 1928's West-Running Brook as “A Minor Bird”. The full inscription reads: “I have wished a bird would fly away | And not sing by my house all day, | Have clapped my hands at him from the door | When it seemed as if I could bear no more. | The fault may partly have been in me. | The bird was not to blame for his key. | And of course there must be something wrong | In wanting to silence any song. | Robert Frost | For Elizabeth & Ten Eyck Perry”. First American edition, second state is confirmed by “And” (correcting “Aind”) on the final line of p.14. First state binding is confirmed by fine linen cloth. (Crane A2.1) Condition is very good. The binding is clean and tight with sharp corners. We note modest toning to the spine, the spine print dulled but still clearly legible, with slight fraying to the spine ends, trivial wear to the corners, and a slight forward lean. The contents are clean with a crisp feel and no spotting or previous ownership marks other than the author's inscription, despite modest overall age-toning. The author's signature and dedication transferred slightly to the facing front pastedown, likely the result of the book being closed swiftly upon conclusion of the inscription, before the final inked lines dried. Significantly, this untitled manuscript version of “A Minor Bird” is an evolving draft, following the poem's first publication in Inlander magazine in 1926, but preceding the first volume publication in 1928. When published in Inlander, the poem read “may” instead of “must” at line 5, “I own” instead of “of course” in line 7, and in the final, 8th line “ever wanting to silence song” instead of “wanting to silence any song.” This manuscript copy reflects the changes to lines 7 & 8, but does not yet incorporate the change to line 5. The difference between "must" and "may" is substantive, at both the physical and literary center of the poem. Consonant with the evolving draft, this copy was likely inscribed in November 1927, placing it squarely between the original, 1926 publication in Inlander and publication in West-Running Brook (19 November 1928). Henry Ten Eyck Perry (1890-1973), a native of Albany, New York, was a writer and professor of English. Ten Eyck Perry graduated from Yale in 1912, received his doctorate from Harvard in 1918, published a number of books, and taught English at the University of Buffalo. There he apparently interacted with at least one other major American poet; T.S. Eliot wrote in a letter of 26 December 1932 that he was to visit “Buffallo or is it Buffalo Bufallo Bufaloo to stay with Professor Henry Ten Eyck Perry.” The marriage of Elizabeth Ten Eyck Perry (nee Elizabeth McAfee, 1888-1976) led to her involvement with the University of Buffalo, where she was the founding president of the Women's Club in 1946. In the University of Buffalo's archives we find reference to two visits from Robert Frost, once to deliver a lecture in 1921 and for a three day stay in 1927. This inscription was likely made in November of 1927, when he paid a visit to the University of Buffalo as “poet in residence”. The school's newspaper notes that during his three day visit he had office hours and “his time [was] at the service of students, faculty, and to a certain extent of townspeople.” Iconic American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) completed the manuscript of A Boy's Will in England, where it was published by David Nutt in 1913. By 1914, “Frost's reputation as a leading poet had been firmly established in England, and Henry Holt of New York had agreed to publish his books in America.” This first American edition of A Boy's Will saw a first printing of 750 copies in April 1915.

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        Obrazovanie Zemli i solnechnykh sistem [The Formation of the Earth and Solar Systems]

      S. A. Semenov for the Author, Kaluga 1915 - Octavo (25.8 × 17.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 16 pp. Illustrations. Only light wear to edges; very good. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (also Tsiolkovskii, Ciolkowski, or Ziolkowski; 1857-1935), the Russian aviation and astronautics pioneer, was one of the founding fathers of rocket science and an important inspiration to the Soviet space program. He was largely an autodidact who operated a small aerodynamics laboratory in his own apartment in provincial Kaluga; his early works were published by himself in small numbers and without outside funding and are today very scarce. Although he is now considered a major pioneer in his field, Tsiolkovsky failed to be acknowledged for his achievements for most of his career, gaining some recognition only in the early 1930s. His work is especially interesting insofar as it is not only scientifically motivated, but closely connected to the Russian cultural and philosophical movement of Cosmism. Much of Tsiolkovsky's inspiration for striving toward space travel can be traced to his early encounters with the Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov (1829-1903). In addition to his scientific projects, he also authored numerous pamphlets of a more utopian, socio-political, and philosophical nature. The present work presents five shorter essays on his cosmist theories, as well as the designs and construction drawings of his proposed space flight capsule, made of corrugated sheet metal. Interestingly, the work acknowledged God as the "prime mover" of the universe, while later publications take a more abstract view of the origin of the universe. Furthermore, Tsiolkovsky devotes much attention to questions of education, knowledge, and international communication. He even proposes the introduction of a new universal alphabet and language. He suggests beginning by teaching Russian children to use the Latin alphabet, and proposes English or French as lingua franca. Scarce, with OCLC only showing the copy at Harvard. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,, 1915. [Comedies; Tragedies; Histories and Poems.] The text of the Oxford edition prepared by W. J. Craig. 3 volumes, sextodecimo (188 x 128 mm). Contemporary red calf, raised bands to spine with gilt decoration, double ruled gilt border to sides, board edges decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Portrait frontispieces. Spines faded, slight scuffing to covers, slight foxing, a couple of pencil marks internally. An excellent set. An attractively bound set of the Oxford Miniature Edition of Shakespeare's works, with introductory studies of several plays by Edward Dowden and a full glossary, originally published in three volumes by Clarendon Press in 1903, and printed on India paper.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Brighton, 8. VII. 1915. - 5 1/2 SS. 8vo. Kropotkin bedankt sich für wichtige Pamphlete und Bücher über den ersten Weltkrieg, von denen er einige nach St. Petersburg geschickt hat und berichtet von Problemen mit der Zensur. Er hofft auf ein Ende der Untentschlossenheit in Russland, besonders auf ein Umdenken im zu deutschlandfreundlichen St. Petersburg, angesichts der Eroberungen durch Deutschland (Kurland, Polen) und die Unterstützung der ukrainischen Separatisten durch die Mittelmächte. Kropotkin setzte sich, entgegen seiner überwiegend pazifistisch orientierten Freunde für die Beteiligung der Anarchisten am Krieg gegen Deutschland ein. "Dear Mr. Unwin / Permit me to express you my very best thanks for the pamphlets and books concerning the war which you do kindly continue to send me. Most of them are extremely valuable, and some of them I sent to Sasha and Boris to Petrograd; but I do not know yet whether they have reached them. Their letters reach us regularly in 11 or 12 days; but our letters remain sometimes 27 to 28 days on the journey, probably on account of the censorship. All letters coming from Russia are opened by the Russian Military Censorship, but are not delayed in transmission. There is a great awakening in Russia - even in that non-Russian - cosmopolitan and German city of Petrograd; so the previous letters of both Boris and Sasha were very sad on account of the pessimism, or indifferent state of mind at Petrograd. The Court, especially its feminine part, is of course pro-German, and the attitudes of a certain portion of the 'intellectuals' was one of sad pessimism. Thus the latest news from Boris and Sasha speak of a serious awakening and consciousness of the seriousness of the conditions. I think that the success of the Germans in Courland, and the conquest of Poland left indifferent, which the stupid attitude of the Russian Government towards the Ukrainian Autonomist tendencies in East Galicia could only provoke the deepest discontent [.]".

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        The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

      John Lane, New York 1915 - 1915, First American edition of Ford Madox Hueffer's classic novel. Hardcover, original green cloth, gilt titles and design on front board. 294 pp., plus a single leaf of ads, as called for in this American issue. Very Good, no dust jacket. Slight cocking to the spine; extremities bumped; light fraying to the spine ends; gilt on spine titles has competed rubbed off, but only mild loss to the gilt on the front board; interior fresh, with clean and unmarked contents. Front inner hinge has been discretely strengthened. Bookplate of the former owner, Peter Beilenson, the proprietor of the Peter Pauper Press, is affixed to the front pastedown. A solid copy of one of the most important works of 20th-century fiction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schwimmer, Max. - "Fischerboote im Hafen".

      - Zeichnung / Kreidezeichnung, in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Maschinenpapier, 1915 (um). Von Max Schwimmer. 24,0 x 29,5 cm (Darstellung) / 25,5 x 31,0 cm (Blatt). Rechts unten in Bleistift signiert: "Schwimmer." - Rechter Blattrand mit originaler Perforationskante. Verso im oberen Rand marginale Reste einer älteren Klebemontierung. Guter Zustand. Max Schwimmer (1895 Leipzig - 1960 Leipzig). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Illustrator des expressiven Realismus. Ab 1919 Studium der Kunstgeschichte und Philosophie an der Universität Leipzig. Beginn der künstlerischen Tätigkeit u.a. für die Zeitschriften "Die Aktion" und "Der Drache". Studienreise nach Frankreich und Italien. 1926 Dozent an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Leipzig. 1933 aus dem Lehramt entlassen, neun Werke wurden als "entartete Kunst" diffamiert und konfisziert. Bis 1945 arbeitete er als Illustrator. 1944 als Soldat der Wehrmacht eingezogen und Ausbildung zu Wachmann eines Kriegsgefangenen-Lagers in Mühlberg an der Elbe. Im April 1945 Flucht der Wachmannschaft nach Altenburg in die amerikanische Besatzungszone. Nach Kriegsende Eintritt in die KPD. 1946 Berufung als Professor und Leiter der Abteilung Graphik an die Staatliche Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. 1951 infolge einer Kampagne von seinem Dienst entbunden. Im selben Jahr Berufung an die Dresdner Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) als Leiter der Abteilung Grafik. Seit 1952 Mitglied der Akademie der Künste zu Berlin. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Obrazovanie Zemli i solnechnykh sistem [The Formation of the Earth and Solar Systems]

      Kaluga: S. A. Semenov for the Author, 1915. Octavo (25.8 × 17.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 16 pp. Illustrations. Only light wear to edges; very good. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (also Tsiolkovskii, Ciolkowski, or Ziolkowski; 1857-1935), the Russian aviation and astronautics pioneer, was one of the founding fathers of rocket science and an important inspiration to the Soviet space program. He was largely an autodidact who operated a small aerodynamics laboratory in his own apartment in provincial Kaluga; his early works were published by himself in small numbers and without outside funding and are today very scarce. Although he is now considered a major pioneer in his field, Tsiolkovsky failed to be acknowledged for his achievements for most of his career, gaining some recognition only in the early 1930s. His work is especially interesting insofar as it is not only scientifically motivated, but closely connected to the Russian cultural and philosophical movement of Cosmism. Much of Tsiolkovsky's inspiration for striving toward space travel can be traced to his early encounters with the Russian cosmist Nikolai Fedorov (1829-1903). In addition to his scientific projects, he also authored numerous pamphlets of a more utopian, socio-political, and philosophical nature. The present work presents five shorter essays on his cosmist theories, as well as the designs and construction drawings of his proposed space flight capsule, made of corrugated sheet metal. Interestingly, the work acknowledged God as the "prime mover" of the universe, while later publications take a more abstract view of the origin of the universe. Furthermore, Tsiolkovsky devotes much attention to questions of education, knowledge, and international communication. He even proposes the introduction of a new universal alphabet and language. He suggests beginning by teaching Russian children to use the Latin alphabet, and proposes English or French as lingua franca. Scarce, with OCLC only showing the copy at Harvard.

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

      1915. Hi, This lot is an Original 1915 Hardback Wisden . It is in Excellent condition.  There really is not much wrong with this book , in fact it was on my main shelf for a couple of years until a recent swap, the boards are very good, a couple of small marks to the base and a thin line and feint mark to the rear board, thin bobbling line to the rear board. The gilt is bright, strong hinges and the internal pages are very clean, a couple of small marks to the page block. By far superior to many of the same year. Super photoplate,

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        LE BASI SPIRITUALI DELLA MASSONERIA E LA VITA PUBBLICA

      ANATOR, 1915. ITALIANO 0,26 Traduzione italiana dall'originale per cura di Icor, opera premiata al concorso indetto dalla massoneria tedesca. Copertina flessibile con becca superiore e segni di impurità alla quarta. Dedica manoscritta al frontespizio con stilografica. Pagine leggibili, scurite dal tempo, qualche annotazione e sottolineatura. Becca inferore alla pagina 104. Carta di guardia ed ultima pagina del libro con macchie di umidità e strappo. USATO

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        Interior of a Roman Church (del Gesù).

      Rome, 1915.(). Etching. Signed, dated and annotated "Trial proof, Rome..." 47 x 59 cm. Several tears in upper blank margin extending 1 inch into the 2 inch margin.

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        Hymni Homerici accedentibus epigrammatis et batrachomyomachia Homero vulgo attributis ex recensione Augusti Baumeister - Editio Stereotypa

      In Aedibus B. G. Teubneri - Lipsiae, 1915. INTERLINGUE 0,12 Volume dei primi del XX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in mezzatela con angoli, piatti in simil pelle, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli poco bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia, macchia di umidità sul margine di testa di diverse pagine, appunti a matita al margine e nel testo e su excipit, pagina 45-46 con strappo sul margine interno. Su foglio di guardia timbro "Ex libris A. Cangiano - Benevento" con numero d'inventario. Edizione stereotipa. Lingue: Latino, Greco. USATO

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        Contro Aagorato

      Raffaelle Giusti Editore, Libraio-tipografo - Livorno, LIVORNO 1915 - Biblioteca di Classici Greci commentati per le scuole INTERLINGUE Fascicolo dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, staccata dalla legatura malferma, lacerazione su piede e cima, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia. Fa parte della collana Biblioteca di Classici Greci commentati per le Scuole. Lingue: Italiano, Greco.

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