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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Of Human Bondage

      William Heinemann, London 1915 - First English Edition. Stott A21b. With an ALS dated August 1, 1931 from f. H. Swift, the bookseller, to a customer, saying: "I have now been able to see Mr, Muir the authority on modern first editions and he assures me that there are not two issues of ' Human Bondage' The publishers assured him that as there were not enough advertisements for the whole edition some were issued without. A very good copy" First issue with the publishers monogram on the title page and ( help on page 257) with the words (London William Heinemann 1915) in small lettering at the bottom left side of the verso of the title page. Book is very tight and square, and totally unmarked except for a light pencil notation on front paste-down. Spine ends are slightly bumped and the rear paste-down has separated slightly from the text block. There are six pages of advertisements for the publishers up- coming books (1915) that are un-cut. An interesting printed note and thing of the past, at the beginning of the advertisements, " Mr. Heinemann will always be pleased to send periodically particulars of his forthcoming publications to any reader who desires them." This very rare collectible is all original in very good + condition and has not been rebound. 648 pages + 6 pages of advertisements. Protected in Mylar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Stadt im Morgenlicht, ORIGINAL-Aquarell und Tempera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story Of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914. 2 Volumes

      William Heinemann, London 1915 - 2 volumes. Complete with all plates and maps. Blue cloth with silver pictorial, gilt titles. A near fine, rare first edition of this important work. Will require additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from All Antiquity

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

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        Daisy Chain Stories

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

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        X Rays and Crystal Structure.

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

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

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

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        Il Decamerone di Messer Giobvanni Boccacio

      Fratelli Alinari, Florence 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 Plates by Tito Lessi Printed by Tip. S. Landi Via S. Caterina. 670 pp. 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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]

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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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        MOTHER GOOSE

      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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        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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        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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        THE DEVIL'S MISTRESS ..

      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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        One Hundred Flowers]

      [Sawada, Seven Direct Stores] 1915 - 10 pp. In Japanese. spine is warped, some cover wear, inscription inside front cover, minor blemishes to 2 fabrics. A silk fabric sample book containing swatches of 100 fabrics on 10 pages. The date was not specified by the publisher but an inscription states 1915. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIES ..

      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]

      Tuskegee, AL: "Printed by Tuskegee students" for the Extension Department, Tuskegee Institute, 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).

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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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        Victory

      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 Trail of the Hawk (SIGNED)

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1915 - Presentation copy, INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication "To G. M. Acklom/God bless him/both his grin &/his reports on books./Sinclair Lewis/Aug. 31, 1915." Acklom was a British writer, editor, prolific book reviewer, translator and contributor based in New York City, principally with the publisher E.P. Dutton. First Edition, with H-P on copyright page. 8vo. 408, [1] pp. Frontispiece by Norman Rockwell, one his earliest illustrations in a book. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Previous owner bookplate; fading to gilt on spine; water spotting on rear cover; light wear to extremities more so to spine ends; a good copy, lacking the scarce dustjacket. A comedy of the seriousness of life. Author's third novel and second under his own name. Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; 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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