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        Anne of the Island

      Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1915. Undetermined. near fine. 1st edition Eighth Impression November 1915. [viii] 326 + (4), 14pp catalogue at rearpp. Octavo. Original publisher's tan cloth with titles in gilt to spine and front board, with illustrated frontis with tissue guard. Spine a bit dull. Small bump to middle of spine. Top edge a bit dust soiled, otherwise a very nice, clean copy. A spectacular association copy, being inscribed and signed by Montgomery to her new Canadian publisher, George Stewart of McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart. Montgomery had decided to give the Canadian rights to McClelland[...] and her American publisher, Page, who held the world rights was very upset. Montgomery's association with Page deteriorated and she switched to the American Publisher, Frederick A. Stokes. The inscription reads "To Mr. Stewart with the authors good wishes and the hope that he may never lack a "kindred spirit" Very Cordially yours L.M. Montgomery MacDonald August 15 1916". The book was obviously inscribed at the same time as her the Watchman and Other Poems was being published by the new firm. Also laid in loosely is the 4 page prospectus for the Page edition of Anne of the Island. It is difficult to imagine a more interesting Canadian association copy of the book! Definitely unique. Russell 263. 1915

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Mother; And Other Poems

      B. H. Blackwell, Oxford 1915 - 8vo. 19 pp. Bound in full leather, raised bands, original wrappers lacking, blank pages added at end to fill out binding, good copy. (88125). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      First edition, first printing. Publisher's plain buff card covers with the original illustrated dustwrapper. Housed in a bespoke quarter black morocco solander box, with titles in gilt to the spine. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm and without tears, neat ink date to the upper cover. The contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and toned Ottomar Starke illustrated dustwrapper, the spine intact and without tears. A very nice example in entirely original condition, scarce thus.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books Ltd]
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        (Rottluff 1884 - 1976 Berlin). Frauenkopf. Original-Holzschnitt von 1915. 17 x 24 cm (Blattgröße 25 x 35 cm). Verso typographisch bezeichnet.

       1915 Schapire H 189; Söhn HDO 12001-1.- Erschienen in \'Genius\', 1. Jahrgang, München, 1919. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Sindbad (Sinbad) the Sailor, and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. Circa 1915. Quarto. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, extensively decorated, with a gilt scene of Sinbad sailing a ship against a palace replete with minarets, gilt titles in faux-Arabic script to front board and spine; blue floral endpapers. 23 stunning colour plates, mounted, with captioned tissues. Binding is very presentable, rubbed, fraying at spine ends, a small red mark to rear board. Internally clean and free from spotting.Dulac's colour plate illustrations capture perfectly the exotic narratives of the folk hero known as Sinbad the Sailor. Each page is beautifully ornamented with floral and geometric panelling. Truly a delightful and absorbing work.

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        The Voyage Out

      London, Duckworth and Company 1915 - First edition of her first novel. Bright moss-green cloth boards - a nice copy lacking the dustwrapper. Kirkpatrick Ala. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        The Voyage Out - the author's first novel

      Duckworth, 1915 A first edition, first printing published by Duckworth in 1915. One of 2000 copies. A good copy opening on to the half-title page with adverts to rear ending on rear pastedown. Binding a little loose with some fraying to the cloth and spine and some rubbing to the corners. A good copy of the author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Early Printing. Very Good+ binding. Signed. An early printing of Maugham's best known, and probably best, work; there is no Doran monogram on the copyright page and the misprint at line 4, page 257 has been corrected. This copy with an ALS from Mr. Maugham on Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat notepaper tipped in. The note refers to this copy of the book: "Dear Mr. Trevelyan, Here is a little note to put in your copy of Of Human Bondage. Yours sincerely, W. Somerset Maugham". An attractive copy, lacking the dustjacket. Very Good+ binding.

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        A Monograph Of The Work Of McKim Mead & White. Student's Edition [ct In Two Vols

      Mead and White 1915-18, NY - The revised 'Student Edition' with 136 plates selected from the 400 plate portfolio published 1915-1918. The firm, headed by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White are responsible for a number of America's iconic buildings including Pennsylvania Station in New York City, the Boston Public Library, the Harvard Club, Rhode Island State Capitol, etc. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE JACKET (The Star Rover)

      London: Mills & Boon, (1915). First UK edition. Hardcover. Short tear at top of front free endpaper, else fine. 333 pp. + 2 page advertisement and 32-page catalog; color frontispiece; 8vo, contemporary binding by (or for) W. H. Smith in blue linen-grain cloth with title and WHS monogram stamped in black. True first edition of this title, with 1915 date on copyright page and 34 pages of advertisements at rear. UK edition precedes the US edition by nearly 3 months. BAL 11962; Sisson & Martens p. 82.

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        Lir 21. Weihnachten am Vrsic 1915.

      gr.4. Photoalbum mit 12 nn. Bl. mit 26 mont. Orig.-Photogr. Okart. mit Kordelbindung, goldgepr. Deckeltitel u. mont. Kärntner Landeswappen in Rosette, min. berieben u. bestoßen, schönes Expl. - Mit den eh. Unterschriften der Offiziere u. Kadetten des - Regiments a.d. Rückseite des Widmungsblattes Unikat. Von den Offizieren u. Kadetten des Lir 21 ihrem Kommandanten, Obst. Emil Rosmus zur Erinnerung gewidmet. Die Photos zeigen die Angehörigen des Regiments beim Dienst in der Stellung, die Umgebung am Vrsic etc. Der Vrsic liegt in einer Bergkette in

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      PRESTON, CHLOE. (PRESTON,CHLOE)illus. BARBARA PEEK-A-BOOS HOLIDAY. London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, no date, circa 1915. 8 x 9", pictorial boards, color pictorial paste-on, slight wear to paper and sl. soil, VG+. Featuring 8 fine color plates plus numerous black and whites showing the trials and tribulations of Barbara with adorable humanized bunnies.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales from the Old French

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

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        Dada Almanach. Im Auftrag des Zentralamts der Deutschen Dada-Bewegung.

      8, 159 S., 8 photogr. Abb., Privat-HLdr. , goldgeprägtem Rücken mit passendem deutschnationalem Lesebändchen in schwarz rot gold., Umschlag mit kleinem hinterlegten Einriss, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst gutes Exemplar. (Sheppard 26 - Dada in Zürich 86 - Bolliger III, 79) - Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung. Enthält u. a. die typogr. gestaltete "Chronique Zurichoise 1915-19" mit detaillierten Angaben über die Gründungsveranstaltungen. - Ein wichtiges Dokument des Dadaismus.

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        PSA slabbed Buffalo Bill signed Circus show ticket

      n.p., c. 1915. 5.5" x 2". "William Cody signs a colorful ""Sells-Floto Circus Buffalo Bill"" ticket, 5.5"" x 2"" circa 1915, and boldly signed in graphite by William Cody as ""WF Cody"". The full ticket is PSA/DNA authenticated, graded, and slabbed as a NM - MT 8 condition.The original precursor Wild West shows were traveling vaudeville performances in the United States and Europe. The first and prototypical Wild West show was Buffalo Bill's formed in 1883 and lasting until 1913. Perhaps part of the popularity of Wild West shows can be attributed to the feeling of celebration and conquest they evoked. They celebrated the achievement of the frontier movement as being the most important accomplishment in American history. The shows were a winning combination of history, patriotism, and adventure which managed to create an enduring spirit of the ""unsettled"" west and capture audience’s hearts throughout America and Europe. William Cody's success with his shows ended with bankruptcy in July of 1913, however Tammen hired Cody to perform in his show and renamed the circus the ""Sells Floto and Buffalo Bill Circus"" for the seasons of 1914 and 1915. Buffalo Bill grew up on the frontier and loved his way of life. As he got older, some of his titles he earned included buffalo hunter, U.S. Army scout and guide, and showman, as well as Pony Express Rider, Indian fighter, and even author. Whatever Cody’s titles, he was destined for fame. His track of fame began as with his reputation as a master buffalo hunter. While hunting buffalo for pay to feed railroad workers, he shot and killed 11 out of 12 buffalo, earning him his nickname and show name “Buffalo Bill.” At the turn of the twentieth century, William F. Cody was known as ‘the greatest showman on the face of the earth’”. Cody had full domination of the Wild West show business.By 1929 the Sells Floto Circus was part of the American Circus Corporation (which at the time consisted of 4 circus brands). It ultimately was acquired by John Ringling for $1.7 million creating a monopoly of traveling circuses in America. Promoted as The Greatest Show on Earth, this traveling circus heralded success for over a 100 years (The original family ran the circus until 1967 when it was sold to Feld Entertainment who took it public in 1969 where it changed hands numerous times). The Humane Society was a longtime critic of the shows animal welfare practices, stating: ""It's just not acceptable any longer to cart wild animals from city to city and have them perform silly yet coercive stunts"". The Ringling Bros. circus will be closing their doors as of May in 2017.A wonderful example, and scarce in this condition. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1915 - 1915 Original Hardback Wisden.

      1915. Hi, This lot is an 1915 Original Hardback Wisden. In Very Good condition The boards are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt, there are a few marks to the boards but nothing off putting. A slight darkness to the edge of the boards and the pagebloack and edge of the pastedowns. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow bar a little bit of darkness at the edge. The photoplate is very good and internally a nice clean book. Internally a very nice book. 1915s are not seen too often.

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        The Exploits of Elaine, a Detective Novel

      Hodder and Stoughton, London, New York and Toronto - 1915. First British edition. Small 8vo cherry red cloth stamped in black and blind. Light soil at the lower portion of the front cover and the fragile pages browned at the edges as always. A very good copy in a good plus dust jacket which has some overall soil, light chipping at the spine tips and a 1 ½ inch chip at the lower margin of the front panel. Very scarce in the fragile dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine Typed Letter Signed to Mr Lane, (Alexander Graham, 1847-1922,Inventor of the Telephone)

      1915 - (the Honorable Franklin K. Lane, U.S. Secretary of the Interior), marked PERSONAL thanking him for his "note of August 4 enclosing copy of your admirable address relating to the ratification of the Peace Treaty by the Senate.", saying that he has "read this with the very greatest interest and approval ." and thanking him for letting him see it, 1 side 4to., Beinn Bhreagh, nr Baddeck, Nova Scotia, 15th August framed with a 5" x 7" Pach Bros. portrait of the inventor.

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      New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915. Early Printing. Very Good+ binding. Signed. An early printing of Maugham's best known, and probably best, work; there is no Doran monogram on the copyright page and the misprint at line 4, page 257 has been corrected. This copy with an ALS from Mr. Maugham on Villa Mauresque, Cap Ferrat notepaper tipped in. The note refers to this copy of the book: "Dear Mr. Trevelyan, Here is a little note to put in your copy of Of Human Bondage. Yours sincerely, W. Somerset Maugham". An attractive copy, lacking the dustjacket. Very Good+ binding.

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        Bones Signed Edgar Wallace

      UK: Ward Lock & Co, 1915. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Bones Signed by Edgar Wallace First Edition Ward Lock & Co 1915. No inscriptions, browned endpapers. Gilt lettering still very much bright. A VG copy. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY EDGAR WALLACE to fep.

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        Excursions Towards Parnassus with Longings for Zion plus an 1865 Civil War letter from the field

      Boston: Privately Printed from Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 1915. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. The book is from the library Robert Lewis Wise (author, minister, genealogist) and he signed the ffep and noted "from my uncle Charles". The letter is address to Frederich (Wise) not Robert's brother but Humphrey's uncle. The book is clean, tight, square and unmarked. It has 167, bright, clear pages, gilt edged at the top, (with a red silk bookmark) bound in flexible boards covered in brown leather. The spine is sunned and the edges are rubbed with a few scuffs. The letter is from camp at Winchester and is to thank uncle Frederich for the gift of mittens and for the continuing support of he and his family. At one point in the letter, Humphreys notes that if captured he would probably be able to bribe a 'reb which is telling because he had just returned (Oct, 1864) from leave after a period as a rebel prisoner of war. Humpreys was chaplain of the Second Massachusetts cavalry (with its fighting Californians, the Cal 100 etc.). After this letter the Second Mass would soldier through the Shenandoah and eventually take part in the Appomattox campaign. Humpreys published this book shortly before becoming incapacitated in 1919. He died in 1921. There is also laid in a page of poetry over the words "with the love and best wishes of your friend Richard C. Humphreys" name under the dates 1880 1887. It is a quote from Macbeth Remember, if you are a real man, you will show it your life. Be not only good, but good for something. "I dare all that may become a man: who dares do more is none" and My boys let's grasp each other's hand Again before we part, And Bless the eight full, happy years We've spent with loving heart. Let's seek for light. for truth. for love That time can ne'er destroy; :et's do our duty faithfully And fill our hearts with joy.

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        Bib Ballads.

      Illustrated by Fontaine Fox. Chicago: P.F. Volland & Co, [1915]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Fine copy in only the lower portion of the original, two-piece publisher's box (some wear, one small piece missing to box). Save two rare collaborative efforts, Lardner's first book, highly uncommon in the original box. Bruccoli A3.

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        Mademoiselle de Maupin

      DAS IST IHR SCHÖNSTES BUCH!! ICH HABE SEHR SELTEN SO EIN SCHÖNES BUCH IN DER HAND GEHALTEN. Illustrations de Serge de Solomko. Gravée a l'Eau-Forte par E. Pennquin. 2 Bände, Leder auf 5 Bünden HERRLICH und TADELLOS Exemplar Nr. 572 von 1000 nummerierten, vom Verleger monogrammierten Exemplaren. Hier in LUXURIÖSEN MEISTEREINBÄNDEN von GEOGE CANAPE in marieblauem Maroquin auf 5 Bünden mit Ganzgoldschnitt, Rückentitelgoldprägung und Innenkantenfileten. Im inneren Steg SIGNIERT 'Canape', am unteren Kapital datiert 1915. Vorsätze aus BORDEAUX-ROTER SEIDE. Enthält zahlreiche Originalradierungen von Serge de Solomko.

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        Kunst und Künstler. Illustrierte Monatsschrift für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe. Jahrgang XIII. Mit zahlreichen s/w Abbildungen sowie 13 Originallithographien (davon 11 ganzseitig) und einem ganzseitigen Originalholzschnitt (so komplett).

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer 1915 6 Blatt, 577 Seiten. Orig.-Halbpergament mit vergoldetem Rücken und Vorderdeckel, Quart, 31,5 cm (Einband fleckig und mit etwas Abrieb, nur leicht bestoßen, Spiegel mit Buchhandelseinkleber und Exlibris, innen sauber und fleckfrei, im Ganzen ordentlich erhalten) \"Die deutsche Zeitschrift >Kunst und Künstler: illustrierte Monatsschrift für bildende Kunst und KunstgewerbeBarbarischen<\" und Wilhelm Worringer \"Die Kathedrale in Reims\". - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Lithographie]

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        Letters to a Friend: Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston & New York 1915 - One of 300 copies. 8vo. [6], 194 pp. Original slate green paper boards with paper spine label. A fine copy (small decorative bookplate of Myles Standish Slocum). While a student at the University of Wisconsin, Muir developed a warm and lasting friendship with Mrs. Jeanne C. (Smith) Carr, wife of Professor Ezra Slocum Carr, as the letters reveal. The book was published posthumously and Muir carefully selected each letter to include. Carr's "profound influence on his life makes this book of letters one of the most important in the study of John Muir." (Kimes 331). All domestic orders are fully trackable - Images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Pottery and Porcelain.

      Cassell & Company Ltd., 1915 - An account of the potter's art in China from primitive times to the present day. Vol.I: Pottery & Early Wares. Vol.II: Ming & Ch'ing Porcelain. Large 8vo. 2 vols. xxx, 227, xvi, 326pp. 136 plates, 40 in color. Original cloth, rubbed, internally slightly foxed, gilt top, binding slightly weak. Limited to 1500 copies, this is no. 1215. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE Scott's Northern Party

      New York City: E. P. Dutton & Company. 1915. 1st Amer. ed.. hb. thick 8vo pp. 382. The first American edition of the work originally published by T. Fisher Unwin in 1914. Spence 939; Rosove 256.A2. . Priestley (1886-1974) joined the 1907-1909 British Antarctic expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, and contributed geological sections to Shackleton's THE HEART OF THE ANTARCTIC (1909). He later joined Scott's ill-fated second expedition, out of which he published (in 1914) this volume, an account of the two winters (1911 and 1912) he, and his scientific team, spent in the Antarctic environment. In 1920, he helped Frank Debenham found the Scott Polar Research Institure at Cambridge. This volume has been re-bound in buckram similar in colour to the original binding, with the original cloth from the front board re-laid on the new board (showing silver lettering and silver illustration of tenting in the ice). The new spine is lettered in the same fashion as the original spine. Unfortunately, the binder overglued the new rear endpapers resulting in a glue stain affecting the gutter of these endpapers only. The page edges have been trimmed. There is a four digit number stamped at the top of the preface page, indicating that this volume may have come from a library (no other evidence of such origin apparent). All plates and (three) folding maps present. The maps are in excellent condition. Internally, very clean, with light soiling to only one or two pages. Overall, as re-bound, in very good condition. .

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        Bulletin de la Société Archéologique du Gers : Années 1915 à 1922. Vol. 1 : 1915 -1916-1917-1918 ; Vol. 2 : 1919-1920-1921-1922

      8 années en 2 vol. fort in-8 carré rel., Imprimerie Léonce Cocharaux, Auch, 1915-1922, 304-320-276-200 ; 164-292-372-340 pp. La série ici proposée est bien complète des 8 années, de 1915 jusqu'en 1922 compris. Bon ensemble (dos très lég. frottés, coins lég. frottés, pliure à 4 ff., bel exemplaire par ailleurs). Rare et très recherché. Français

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        Der Krieg zur See 1914 - 1918 - Der Handelskrieg mit U-Booten - 1. - 3. Band

      1. Band: Vorgechichte. 2. Band: Februar bis September 1915. 3. Band: Oktober 1915 bis Januar 1917. Berlin, Mittler & Sohn, 1932 f., Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband, 269 + 299 + 400, Karten, In Band 2 + 3 Widmung der Offiziere der Offiziermesse Wolf (Torpedobbot) an ihren Kommandanten, Rücken Band 2 + 3 ausgeblichen, sonst Zustand 2 (C2082) (Torpedobbot)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Der Krieg zur See 1914 - 1918 - Der Handelskrieg mit U-Booten - 1. - 3. Band,

       1915. 1. Band: Vorgechichte. 2. Band: Februar bis September 1915. 3. Band: Oktober 1915 bis Januar 1917. Berlin, Mittler & Sohn, 1932 f., Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband, 269 + 299 + 400, Karten, In Band 2 + 3 Widmung der Offiziere der Offiziermesse Wolf (Torpedobbot) an ihren Kommandanten, Rücken Band 2 + 3 ausgeblichen, sonst Zustand 2 (C2082) (Torpedobbot) Versand D: 6,00 EUR

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        Zeit-Echo, Ein Kriegs-Tagebuch der Künstler, Band I: 1914-1915 (Heft 1-12),

      Graphik-Verlag, München 1915 - München, Graphik-Verlag 1915, 184 S., OHLwd., Name auf Vorsatz, gut erhalten Versammelt Beiträge u.a. von Rilke, Mombert, Th. Mann, Blei, Werfel, Hofmannsthal, Däubler, Kerr, Scheerbart, Holz, Wolfenstein, J.R. Becher, Wassermann, Trakl, Flake, Loerke, Ehrenstein, Zech, Carossa, R. Walser, Schaukal, Paquet sowie Abb. u.a.von Klee, Kokoschka, Kubin, Seewald, Unold [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black Beauty

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.,, 1915. With twenty-four coloured pictures and many line illustrations. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. 24 colour plates and text illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Some occasional light foxing else an excellent copy in a fine binding. First Kemp-Welch edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of this much-loved equine novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Registro e classificazione delle Navi Austro-Ungariche ed estere preceduti dai reglamenti per la classificaszine die bastimenti in legno EDIZIONE LVI 1915 // Veritas Austro - Ungarico Fontado nell anno 1858 dipartimenti della camera di commercio e d industria di Trieste // Das Buch besteht aus folgenden Teilen:1. Indice (XXII Seiten) 2. Regolamento Generale (70 Seiten) 3. Registro 1915 / Navi a vela, Segelschiffe(117 Seiten), Navi a vapore, Dampfschiffe (169 Seiten), Elenco degli armatori Austro-Ungarico (23 Seiten) + 9 Supplemente bis zum Juni 1918

      Trieste, Tipografia del Lloyd Austriaco, 1915 - 301 gut, Einband gering berieben und bestoßen, G1056 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1220

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        Pictures in the Collection... British and Modern French Schools

      1915. First Edition . WIDENER, P. A. B. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. British and Modern French Schools. Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1915. Large folio (14 by 18 inches), contemporary full red morocco gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, watered silk endpapers and doublures, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom slipcase. $2500.Limited first edition, number 76 of only 200 copies printed for private circulation, with 52 large folio plates of oil paintings by artists such as Turner, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Constable, Corot, Courbet, Degas, Millet and Manet. Splendidly bound by Riviere &amp; Son.One of the great industrialists of 19th-century Philadelphia, Peter Arrell Brown Widener was also an important philanthropist and art collector. (Later, his sonÂ’s book collection became the nucleus of Widener Library at Harvard.) Also with works by Beechey, Crome, Hogarth, Hoppner, Lawrence, Morland, Romney, Diaz de la Peña, Dupré, Maris, Troyon, Purvis de Chavannes and Whistler. One of three volumes issued of works from WidenerÂ’s collections, the others focusing on early Italian and Spanish paintings and early Dutch and German paintings. Bookplate.Plates fine and beautiful, tear with loss to front free watered silk endpaper, binding fine. A fine copy of a magnificent production.

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        Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump

      T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, London, 1915 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original green cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket.Intriguing bookplate to front pastedown, minor partial toning to the endpapers but a lovely copy in the very slightly chipped dust jacket, with a couple of tears at the folds. Most uncommon in the dust jacket[166]

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        The "Genius"

      John Lane Company New York 1915 - First American Edition. "Eugene Witla, a talented painter of strong sexual desires who grapples with his commitment to his art and the force of his erotic needs. The book sold 8,000 copies in the months immediately following publication but encountered legal difficulties when it was declared potentially obscene. Dreiser's publisher was nervous about continuing publication and recalled the book from bookstores, and the novel did not receive broad distribution until 1923." Very scarce. Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at top spine end and flap corners, lower spine end with centimeter deep loss, edges with some nicking and wear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        History of Aleppo Temple

      1915. First Edition . (SHRINERS) (HALL, E.J.). History of Aleppo Temple. Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Boston: Hall Publishing Company, (1915). Two volumes. Folio (11 by 14 inches), original pictorial brown cloth gilt, pictorial endpapers. $1600.First and only edition of this history of the Masonic order known as the Shriners, number 1483 of an unspecified limitation, richly illustrated with portraits of Shriners and images from Arabia and the Near East, many printed in color.In 1870, Freemasons Walter M. Fleming, M.D., and actor William J. Florence discussed the idea of a new fraternity for Masons stressing fun and fellowship. Not long after, Florence was invited to a lavish party given by an Arabian diplomat, at the conclusion of which the guests became members of a secret society. Florence took copious notes and drawings at his initial viewing and on two other occasions, once in Algiers and once in Cairo. Back in New York, he showed his material to Fleming, and the two converted these ideas into what would become the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine—now known by the more common name “Shriners.” Shriners International now covers nearly 200 temples (chapters) across North America, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia, and is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear. Without two tipped-in plates: frontispiece for Volume I, and “The Pilgrimage to Mecca” opposite page 91. Near-fine condition.

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        Jahrbuch der Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft. 74 Bände.

      Teils mit Schopenhauer-Porträt. 24 cm. Originalleinenbände, Originalbroschur (Bände 9-12, 22, 34-39, 74-82), Originalpappbände (83-85). Vorhanden sind Bände 4 (1915), 7 (1917), 9-12 (1920-1925), 14-19 (1927-1932), 21-26 (1934-1939), 28-68 (1941-1987), BAND 69 FEHLT! 70-85 (1989-2004), Registerband: Generalregister der Jahrbücher 1-69 (1912-1979). - Einige der älteren Einbände etwas fleckig. Rücken teils geblichen oder etwas fleckig. Eine Broschur am Rücken mit handschriftlicher Jahreszahl. Drei Bände mit gelöschten Signaturschildchen. Ecken teils bestoßen. Vereinzelt dezente Anstreichungen mit Bleistift. Seiten teils leicht gebräunt. Sonst gutes Exemplar der nahezu vollständige durchlaufende Reihe.

      [Bookseller: Frauke Strassberger]
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        Black Beauty. With twenty-four coloured pictures and many line illustrations.

      London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1915 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Some occasional light foxing else an excellent copy in a fine binding. 24 colour plates and text illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. First Kemp-Welch edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of this much-loved equine novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      PRESTON, CHLOE. [PRESTON,CHLOE]. CUDDLY KIDDIES. London: Raphael Tuck, no date, circa 1915. 4to (8 x 10"), pictorial boards, blank margin paper repaired on first panel, some slight cover rubbing else VG+. This is a double-sided 8 section panorama with 16 fabulous color plates (including covers) of Preston's delightful wide-eyed children. This can be read as a book or opened up for display. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        “Alone 2000 Miles In A 12 Foot Boat” – Unpublished Typescript Account Illustrated with Original Pencil Drawings of his Sea Voyage in a small boat from Boston to Key West, Florida – 1915

      The collection includes the following:Two 56 page typescript copies with corrections, of Widing's unpublished account of his journey: "A Two Thousand Mile Midwinter Cruise in a 12 foot Boat." 18 original pencil sketches by Widing executed during his trip, includes views, natural history, persons encountered on the journey and events of the voyage. The quality of the sketches vary, but it is generally high (see sample images). Original pencil and water color "title-page" (see illustration above). 5 pieces of printed ephemera relating to Widing, including advertisements for public lectures which Widing gave describing his journey. 8 pages of mounted press clippings about Widing's journey, including English and Swedish language newspapers. 3 earlier pencil sketches and pages of miscellaneous notes and addresses. Typescript account of Ivar Widing's journey by sea from Boston to Key West, Florida in a 12 foot boat, named the Nutshell. The account is illustrated with original pencil drawings by Widing executed along the way. Accompanied by printed ephemera relating to Widing's lecture tours wherein he gave accounts of his journey to the public. The account is unpublished. Ivar Widing, a twenty seven year old, artist, illustrator and yachtsman decided in 1915 to undertake a solo 2000 mile journey from Boston to the Florida Keys and West Indies in a small boat. Widing was born in Stockholm Sweden and emigrated to America with his parents. Widing lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts and was a member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club. Widing and a friend had earlier planned to sail across the Atlantic in a small motor launch they had built in 1914, but were prevented by the outbreak of World War One. Widing resolved to undertake a solo journey by sea in a twelve foot long sailing tender, about five feet wide it drew barely two inches, kept steady by a small centerboard. The craft was specially fitted for the voyage, it was cat rigged with light bamboo spars that could be unshipped quickly, and the canvas could be used as a sea anchor in event of sudden bad weather. A watertight hood of canvas kept the craft dry during rough water. Widing carried a minimal amount of equipment, which included a camera and sketching materials. Several of Widing's pencil sketches are included. Widing left Dorchester on December 8 1915, traveled to Plymouth, the Cape Cod Canal to New York, via the Sound. From Sandy Hook he skirted the New Jersey and Delaware Coasts to Chesapeake Bay. Then he took the inside route, through the Dismal Swamp Canal to the sounds of Carolina, avoiding the run around Hatteras. He reached Key West on March 31, 1916.

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        Selections from American Poetry

      1915. (BERG, Morris “Moe”) BERG, Moe. Selections from American Poetry. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press), 1915. Small octavo, original light brown paper covers. $1600.American literature textbook belonging to major league baseball player and OSS spy Moe Berg, “the one person qualified to sneak into Europe to determine the likelihood of a German A-bomb,” signed by him multiple times.“Moe Berg has long enjoyed a reputation as the most shadowy player in the history of baseball. Earning more notoriety for being a frontline spy than for being a backup catcher, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in Berg’s undercover career” (Nick Acocella). “Berg got his start in baseball in 1906, at the age of four, playing catch with the beat policeman in front of his father’s pharmacy” (American Jewish Historical Society). “At the age of seven he played for the Roseville Methodist Episcopal Church baseball team under the less ethnic pseudonym ‘Runt Wolfe.’ In 1918 Berg graduated from Barringer High School. During his senior season, the Newark Star-Eagle selected a nine-man ‘dream team’ from the city’s best prep and public high school baseball players, and Berg was named the team’s third baseman” (Nicholas Dawidoff). After graduating from high school at the top of his class, Moe went to Princeton, where he studied seven languages and graduated magna cum laude. He also obtained a degree from the Sorbonne, and, while pursuing his career as a major league ballplayer, took a degree at Columbia’s Law School. And he was also a spy. Berg’s career as a spy began in 1934, when traveling to Tokyo as interpreter for an all-star team that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Gomez, he secretly took movies of the city. Eight years later, when General Jimmy Doolittle’s bombers raided Tokyo, their targets were plotted by referring to Berg’s film. In 1943 the OSS decided “there was only one person qualified to sneak into Europe to determine the likelihood of a German A-bomb” (and, if necessary, to assassinate Werner Heisenberg, head of Nazi Germany’s atom-bomb project). It was agreed that the man for the job was the former backup catcher for the Boston Red Sox. Fluent in German, Berg was sent to Zurich in December 1944, in order to attend a lecture by Heisenberg (Berg’s assessment of the situation was that Germany was not close to developing the bomb, and no attempt was ever made on Heisenberg’s life). This is Moe Berg’s high school textbook on American poetry, signed by him multiple times on the covers and designated “Room 41, Seat 3— 1 Row.” Countersigned on the title page by Berg’s older sister Ethel, with whom he lived in the last eight years of his life. Later ownership stamp on title page.Detached covers affixed with tape, closed tear to title page, faint dampstain to top margin of last several leaves. An unusual item of baseball and World War II memorabilia, in fairly good condition.

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        The Rainbow

      Published by London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1915 First edition. A bit dusty, covers a bit over opened, all in all a very good copy with an interesting association. Bookplate of Sir Charles Philip Huntington, 3rd Baronet along with signatures of Barbara Low(close friend and confidant of Lawrence) and Catherine Carswell(Scottish author, biographer and journalist that was also a close friend of Lawrence - she lost her job after a positive review of The Rainbow).

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Books]
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