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        'Canton? etching by Mortimer Menpes

      Single Sheet. Very Good. Mertimer 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 1915/16 Plate 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.

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Of Human Bondage.

      8vo., original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Usual browning to free endpapers, gilt on spine slightly dulled, otherwise a very good copy in contemporary cloth chemise and leather backed slipcase (a little rubbed and worn. First UK edition signed by the author on front-free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Of Human Bondage a Novel


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        Of Human Bondage - superbly rebound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        La guerra italiana. Cronistoria illustrata degli avvenimenti.

      Milano, Sonzogno, 1915/1919, otto volumi in-4to rilegati in mezza tela blu, ogni volume consta di, pp. XII-400, per un toitale di oltre 3200 con numerosissime illustrazioni n.t.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Jeanne d'Arc et l'Allemagne

      First edition, one of the numbered copies on vélin teinté paper.Half dark brown morocco, spine in six compartments, date gilt at foot of spine, covers, guards and pastedowns of moiré-effect paper, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt.Autograph inscription signed by Léon Bloy to the poet François Corelli.A very good copy nicely bound.  Georges Crès Paris 1915 11,5x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Storm. Nummer 1-27 (Oktober 1915-April 1916).

      Ugebladet Storm, København 1915-1916. Det udkomne. 4to. 220 sider. Rigt illustreret i s/h af Storm P. Indbundet med orig. omslag i et elegant halvbind af brunt kalveskind med blindpræget rygdekoration (Harry Larsen). Attraktivt eksemplar af et komplet sæt af dette sjældne tidsskrift, hvor den unge Storm P. trådte i karakter både som satiriker og lun humorist. Det morsomme ugeblad levede i 27 uger, før det gik ind, og indeholder hovedsageligt stof af Storm P. selv, men også enkelte bidrag af navne som Sven Brasch, Herluf Jensenius og flere andre af tidens helt unge tegnere, der her fik chancen. Jensenus roste siden Storm P. for de høje honorarer. "Det gik jo heller ikke," svarede Storm.

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        Letter handwritten and signed by Rudyard Kipling.

      Burwash, Sussex, England: Not published, 1915. A small note on Burwash, Etchingham, Bateman's stationery, which is moderately toned. Dated Jan 9, 1915, and written entirley in ink in Kipling's hand to his Doctor is an odd note that reads: "Dear Dr. Curteis. I shall be obliged if you will example [examine] for albumen sample of urine sent herewith + let me have the result by this evening very sincerely [signed] Rudyard Kipling." Taped to the back of the frame is an original transmittal envelope, upon which Kipling has written "Dr. Curteiss: Burwash." Dr. Arthur William Statter Curties (in medical dictionary) was referred by RK as Curteis and was his physician for many years.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition. 12mo.

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        Psmith Journalist.

      8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth; pp. viii + 247; 12 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell; a very nice, bright copy of a scarce early Wodehouse title. First edition thus. Long regarded as a revised version of The Prince and Betty (1912), Psmith Journalist was actually written first, though published later. Elements of the novel were borrowed, and revised for The Prince and Betty. "In this version [Psmith Journalist] the love interest has been dropped and it becomes strictly a novel of adventure with Psmith and Mike Jackson in New York from Cambridge as members of their touring cricket team. Psmith becomes involved with slum conditions and gang wars ..." (David A. Jasen). McIlvaine A15c. Jasen 15a.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Manual of Successful Storekeeping

      Doubleday, Page & Co., 1915, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Reprint. 3/4 leather over buckram boards. Front board mildly shaken. Five raised spine bands, deckled page edges. Offset browning to inner pastedowns front and rear. Owner name to inner front pastedown. 298 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Business, Finance & Marketing; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 48117.

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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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) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        1915. Originallithographie in vier Farben auf Papier

      1915 - Prämienblatt (Beilage) zu Die Graphischen Künste. Jg. 38. Wien 1915. - Links unten im Stein bezeichnet: "A. EGGER LIENZ 1915". Im weißen Rand typografisch bezeichnet, links unten: "Originallithographie von A. Egger-Lienz", rechts unten: "Verlag der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst, Wien". - Der Künstler schildert in der Lithographie mit dem Titel "1915" seinen Eindruck der Südfront bei den Tiroler Standschützen. Drei Reihen von Soldaten mit Gewehren in den Händen stürmen auf den Betrachter zu. Ihre Gesichtszüge sind uniform, die Gestalten wirken wie geklont. Durch diese Gleichförmigkeit gelingt dem Künstler eine Steigerung des Ausdrucks: die Männer verschmelzen zu einer Einheit, sie werden zu einer bewaffneten Mauer, einer Kampfmaschine. In einem Brief an Heinrich Hammer schreibt er : "(.) Österreichs und Deutschlands Volk in Waffen schiebt als eine unbesiegbare Macht, eine undurchbrechliche Mauer, den Feind vor sich her. Ich mußte auf intime Charakterisierung der Menschen verzichten, wenn das "Symbolische", um das es sich bei so einer Sache immer dreht, wirksam werden soll. Entschlossenheit, Kraft, beflügelter Schritt usw.". - Die Lithographie entstand nach zeichnerischen Entwürfen, die sich im Tiroler Landesmuseum und in Bozener Privatbesitz befinden. - Soyka WV S. 63. Hammer WV S. 299. Kollreider S. 106/107. - Einwandfreies Exemplar. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Ca. 72 cm x 90 cm. - Kischl DG 8.

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
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        The Home of the Blizzard


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        The Rainbow -- First printing, 1915

      London: Methuen, 1915. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1915. 8vo, blue cloth gilt, 463 pp. Very good plus copy, no dust jacket, front inner hinge looks like it had been slightly cracked and now expertly restoried, hard to even tell. Slight age toning to contents else a bright crisp copy, housed in a cloth chemise and half bright green morocco gilt slipcase by Philip Duschnes Co. in NYC. With original receipt from Duschnes to a doctor in Johnstown PA from 1958 for $75 for this book! RARE with many copies destroyed after it was declared obscene.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Ex Libris Herwarth Walden.

      Ein Exemplar der wenigen Handabzüge. [circa /16] 1915 - 11,8 x 8,9 cm (ungleichmässig beschnitten), eigenhändig mit Tinte eingetragener Namenszug von Herwarth Walden. Einziges für mich nachweisbares und vergleichbares Exemplar im Gästebuch der Waldens auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels montiert [heute im Sturm-Archiv in der Handschriftenabteilung der Staatsbibliothek Berlin; (Walden Hdschr. 11); gefunden in der Sekundärliteratur, nicht eingesehen]. Sehr gutes, links knapp beschnittenes Exemplar auf hauchdünnem Papier. Söhn 5 a [datiert 1915; einzelne Handdrucke ohne Eindruck des Namens; Abbildung]. - Engels 5 [dort nur der Auflagendruck im Sturm-Heft 6. Jahrgang 1915/16, Heft 21/22 mit Abbildung; typographischer Text auf der Rückseite]. - Söhn HDO 54211-4 [mit dem Rückentext]. - Rifkind Collection vol I., p. 98 [Nummer 370; dort auch nur ein Exemplar aus dem Sturm-Heft]. - Hüneke, Andreas: der Blaue Reiter, reclam, 1989: Seite 466 (mit Abbildung Seite 84, dort 1913 datiert). - Katalog Expressionismus Berlin 1986, Seite 31ff (mit Abbildung des Exlibris mit dem typographischen Namenseindruck Seite 32). - Katalog Düsseldorf Städtische Kunsthalle 1972/73, Seite 27 (mit Abbildung). - LACMA 83.1.1392.35. - Walden/Schreyer, Baden-Baden 1954, Seite 113 (mit Abbildung). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Honneur - Patrie - Gloire - Victoire. Aufstellbild mit 12 Seiden-Portraits der führenden Politiker und Militärs der Alliierten des Ersten Weltkrieges (u. a. Zar Nikolaus II. von Rußland).

      Ohne Ortsangabe, ev. bei Noailly in Lyon erschienen, um 1915. - 12 farbige Original-Seidenbilder (Formate ca. 6x4,5 cm) eingefasst in einen großen leinenbezogenen erhaben geprägten Pappaufsteller (Format ca. 32x48 cm). Äußerst seltene Erinnerungstafel mit den Portraits von König Peter von Serbien, König Vittorio Emanuele III. von Italien, König Georges V. von England, Raymond Poincaré, Staatspräsident von Frankreich, Zar Nikolaus II. von Rußland, König Albert I. von Belgien sowie König Nikola I. von Montenegro, darunter die Militärs General Cadorna (Chef des italienischen Generalstabes), Boué de Lapeyrère (französischer Admiral), General Jouffre (Befehlshaber der französischen Armee), Großfürst Nikolaus Nikolajewitsch Romanow (Oberbefehlshaber der russischen Streitkräfte) sowie ein unbenannter französischer Militär (wahrscheinlich Philippe Pétain). Alle mit sehr genauen und gut wiedererkennbaren Gesichtszügen die aus sehr fein gewobener teils farbiger Seide erstellt wurden. In einem leinenbezogenen kartonierten reich verzierten Prachtrahmen (mit erhaben geprägten Musterungen: Kanonen und ornamentale Muster), verso eine Ausklapplasche zum Aufstellen. Der Karten etwas nach innen gebogen, leichtere Randbereibungen, sonst tadellos erhalten. - Extremely rare commemorative plaque with the portraits of King Peter of Serbia, King Vittorio Emanuele III. of Italy, King George V of England, Raymond Poincaré, President of France, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, King Albert I of Belgium and King Nikola I of Montenegro, including the military leaders General Cadorna (Chief of the Italian military staff) Boué de Lapeyrère (French Admiral), General Jouffre (Commander of the french army), Grand Prince Nicholas Nikolaevich Romanov (Commander-in-Chief of the russian forces), and an unnamed french military (probably Philippe Pétain). All with very precise and easily recognizable facial features made from very finely woven partly colored silk. In a decorated display (cardboard covered with cloth, this with sublime embossed patterns (cannon and other ornamental patterns), verso a fold-out flap to dispose. The cards slightly bent inwards, lighter margins, otherwise well preserved. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        The Log of the Snark

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1915 487+[5 ad] pages with 20 photo plates, including frontispiece. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 3/4")issued in light blue cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Advance review copy with circular perforated stamp stating such on title page. First Edition. Charmian Kittredge London (November 27, 1871-January 14, 1955) was Jack London's second wife. After divorcing Bess Maddern London in 1904, London married Charmian Kittredge the following year. Biographer Russ Kingman called Charmian "Jack's soul-mate, always at his side, and a perfect match." She was the author of several books about her life with Jack London: The Log of the Snark, Our Hawaii and The Book of Jack London. The last is considered by scholars to be an important but flawed source of biographical information on London: Clarice Stasz calls it "an uneven account that omits Jack's illegitimacy, yet has surprisingly frank information nonetheless concerning his personality." Their relationship became the subject of a book, Clarice Stasz' American Dreamers. The couple had no children who survived them. One died soon after being born, and another pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. Shortly after the death of Jack London, Charmian had an affair with Harry Houdini. A PBS source cites an Houdini biographer, saying: Most of the evidence of their affair, convincingly reconstructed by Houdini biographer Kenneth Silverman, comes from brief entries in Charmian’s diaries. They saw each other over several weeks early in 1918 while Charmian was living in New York, where Houdini was starring in the patriotic World War I extravaganza, "Cheer Up." Charmian wrote that after they saw each other a few times, Houdini made a "declaration" that "rather shakes me up." They became intimate a short time later. She wrote that one visit by Houdini had "stirred me to the deep," and that he apparently felt the same, declaring, "I’m mad about you," and "I give all of myself to you." Throughout, she refers to him alternately as "Magic," her "Magic Man," or "Magic Lover." As intense as it apparently was, their attachment did not last long. Charmian, the "New Woman" whose marriage to London had included open sexual experimentation, never stopped seeing other men. Condition: Minor wear at extremities, Embossed ownership stamp also on title page, small number and letter 4A at front end paper corner; else near fine without jacket. . Review Copy. Original Cloth. Very Good to Fine. Small Octavo.

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        J Johnson or `The Unknown Man` An Answer to Mr Thos Dixon's "Sins of the Fathers "

      De Land, Fla: E. O. Painter Co, 1915. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fair. illustrations, 192p. Red cloth. 19cm. Large label or tape removed from bottom half of backstrip and adjacent cover areas. Extensive but moderate staining on back half of backstrip and around edges of back cover. Covers also soiled. Library markings appear to have been removed by sanding from title-page and Dedication page. Contents generally sound although some pages have soiling, thinning, or dog-earing. No jacket. Rare novel. African American writer. Illustration which precedes title-page in this copy is also found in duplicate facing page 156.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Songs And Sonnets of William Shakespeare.

      4to. Original royal blue pictorial cloth richly blocked in gilt to spine and upper cover with blind-stamped shield to lower board, pictorial silhouette endpapers; pp. xvi + 239 + [i]; with title-page, vignettes, initials, tailpieces, border designs and other decorations throughout in teal together with 12 fine tipped-in coloured plates guarded by captioned tissues; a very bright, and sharp, copy with the neat gilt device of St. Hilda's, Exeter to lower board, some minor rubbing to spine ends, a small bruise to bottom fore-corner of lower cover and a few light, and superficial, scratch marks to the same, internally near fine with a longish, but neat, contemporary inscription (dated 1914) to front free endpaper and a few fox spots to fore-edge of book block; scarce in first edition, more commonly seen in the later red cloth binding. First edition, presented in the very scarce, and superior, first issue binding.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Photograph Signed

      1st Edition New York: np, 1915. Classic, dramatic photograph by Shinn, showing Edison looking straight into the camera. Signed ("Thos A Edison") in ink in the margin beneath the image. With pencil note on the back, "presented to W.B. Doherty by Edison himself". Size: 9.75 x 7.25 in. (sheet); 7.25 x 5 in. (image alone).A few spots of foxing to margins. Photograph fine and signature exceptionally strong. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        How to Play Golf. Signed copy

      London: Methuen & Co. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed with minor corner wear. Rear inner hinge cracked. Author's signature on fep. [1915]. Ninth Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 187pp, + ads. 48 illustrations. Signed by author on fep and dated April 25 1915. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Manuscript Trench Diary of Lieutenant Hugh Stanley Hopcraft who lost his leg in the Somme Dec 1915 Dec 1916


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        Jeanne d'Arc et l'Allemagne

      Edition, a numbered on tinted vellum.Binding half morocco chocolate brown with corners, back with five nerves, gilded tail date boards, guards and contreplats paper moiré, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head.Signed autograph of the poet François Léon Bloy Corelli.Nice copy pleasantly established. Georges Crès Paris 1915 11,5x19cm relié

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      London Narodiczky 1915 Original wrappers, 224 mm, 18pp. Tearing at spine, wrappers chipped especially at spine. A rare collection of poems by the famous war poet Isaac Rosenberg. This is the 2nd of three small collections issued by the author.

      [Bookseller: Fishburn Books]
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        Herbst am Schmalsee. Ölgemälde.

      Bildmaß: 65 x 50 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt gerahmt. Unten rechts mit *H. Steen* signiert und 1915 datiert. Verso mit altem Klebezettel *Am Schmalsee - H. Steen, Fisssau bei Eutin*. Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 77 x 62 cm. Der Rahmen etwas berieben, das Bild gering fleckig - insgesamt aber gut erhalten. ( Bitte beachten: Hierfür ist kein Versand möglich - hier bitte nur Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Please notice: No shipment possible )

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

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

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        The Yellow Claw.

      Lippincott's Magazine. 1915. First appearance in print, bound from the parts. 8vo. Attractively bound in recent half green morocco leather with gilt titles to spine, black title label. Green cloth boards and plain endpapers. Bound from the parts extracted form the 1915 issues of Lippincott's Magazine predating the first US edition in book form, the first appearance of one of Mr.Rohmer's more melodramatic stories, which for the man who created Fu-Manchu, master of the Si-Fan, is saying something. As far as he was concerned if it didn't have an opium den in there somewhere it just wasn't a story. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972].

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        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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        D'R LUSCHDIG ZIPITI und Sini Schezel.

      8 colour lithographed plates contained in a pictorial folder. First edition. A fine copy. This superb children's book is little known outside of Switzerland. The text is in a Basel dialect. Paul Hosch (1886-1975) was an architect who studied at Olbrich's Jugenstihl art colony in Hesse. Later, in Vienna he was associated with the Secession and Werstatt movement.

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        DIE VERWANDLUNG. [The Metamorphosis]

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag. 1915 [1916].. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher?s plain buff card covers with the original illustrated dustwrapper. 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. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

      Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (210x135 mm). iv, [2], 94 pp., 20 illustr. in text. Three-quarter cloth with paper label to spine, interior clean and unfoxed, library ink stamps to title-page. Provenance: from the library of Alfred Wegener's institute in Marburg (Physikalisches Institut der Philipps-Universität). Interesting association copy in fine condition. ----First edition in book form of the famous work on the continental drift, the mainwork of Wegener. The text appeared first in Petermanns Mitteilungen 1912. Later editions appeared in 1920,1922 and 1929; foreign editions after 1922. Wegener began his university career at the physical institute of the University Marburg in 1909, where he worked until 1919. After his habilitation in the fields of astronomy, meteorology and cosmic physics in Marburg, he became the director of the local observatory in 1910 and in parallel worked as a lecturer at the physical institute. Wegener became widely known for his pioneering theory on continental drift, which he published in two papers in 1912, both entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente" (The origin of continents).. Although it was thought ludicrous at first, it has since been confirmed and is now quite acclaimed. In 1915 he published a book-length extension of his work on continental displacements now entitled "Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane." Because of the First World War, Wegener's book went unnoticed outside Germany. In 1922, however, a third (revised) edition was translated into English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish, pushing Wegener's theory of continental drift to the forefront of debate in the earth sciences. The present first edition is much rarer than the journal issue. Near Fine.

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        The Valley of Fear.

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1915. First UK Edition. Octavo, pp.[8]; 306; [6]. In publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. Bottom edge untrimmed. Lightly browned to prelims and edges. Binding a little weak in places, but holding well. Slight reading lean; spine lightly sunned. Very good overall. The last of Doyle's full-length Sherlock Holmes novels, "The Valley of Fear" focuses on a proxy clash between Holmes and Moriarty over the question of whether Mr Douglas will live or die. Green and Gibson A39.

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        Voyage of H.M.S. 'Pandora' Despatched to Arrest the Mutineers of the 'Bounty' in the South Seas, 1790-91 Being the Narratives of Captain Edward Edwards, R.N., the Commander, and George Hamilton, the Surgeon.

      London: Francis Edwards, 1915. Octavo, folding map; original maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The standard modern edition, including the captain's report on the voyage of the Pandora, printed for the first time, with introduction and notes by Basil Thomson.This edition includes the account of the surgeon of the Pandora, Hamilton, which was first published in 1793 and is rare today. However, this work is particularly significant for the inclusion of the many reports and letters penned by Captain Edward Edwards, who was commissioned with orders to find the mutineers, and whose conduct was vilified in the eighteenth-century press. This was the first time any of Edwards' reports were printed, and as a result this is an important contribution to the study of the Bounty mutiny. It has not been reprinted. Front board a little flecked otherwise a very nice copy.

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        On the Quantum Theory of Radiation and the Structure of the Atom.

      First edition [London: Taylor & Francis], 1915. Author's presentation offprint, inscribed by Bohr to Prof. Biilmann, of this seminal paper in which Bohr introduced the concept of 'stationary state'.Soon after the completion of Bohr's great trilogy on atomic constitution had appeared in November 1913, Moseley began to carry out experiments on X-ray spectra. Among other things, he found that the frequency of the K?-line followed a Balmer-type formula similar to those which had inspired Bohr to develop his theory of atomic structure. In this paper Bohr attempts an explanation of this formula, refuting Moseley's suggestion that the lines might be caused by several electrons jumping simultaneously (See Pais 182). "Moseley was later killed in a war-related incident, a death that shocked Bohr and the entire scientific community.... coping with the calamity of his colleague's death and the constant pressures created by the war, Bohr had to frequently revise and refine his atomic model in light of new discoveries. One significant paper, 'On the Quantum Theory of Radiation and the Structure of the Atom,' added more specific details about atomic states. For example, Bohr had earlier made the argument that electrons could jump from one orbit to another as energy was emitted or absorbed. In this paper, he theorized that an atom possesses stationary states in which energy was neither emitted nor absorbed. Any emission or absorption that did occur, such as might induce an electron to jump, would correspond to the transition between two stationary states." ( "Franck and Hertz unwittingly provided an independent confirmation of the concept of stationary state. In 1914 they observed an energy threshold in the electron-stopping power of mercury vapor. This threshold, Bohr explained the following year [in the present paper], corresponded to a transition between the normal state and another (first excited) stationary state of the mercury atom (and not, as Franck and Hertz had originally thought, to the ionization of the atom)." ( Offprint from the Philosophical Magazine, vol. xxx, September 1915, pp. [i], 394-415 [1:blank], 8vo (222 x 145 mm), original printed orange wrappers, with inscription in Bohr's hand 'Hr. Prof. E. Biilmann // ærbødigst fra Forf.', with numbering to the upper left corner of the front wrapper, from the library of the Danish chemist Prof. Einar Biilmann (1873-1946).

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      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1915. Translations, for the most part from the Chinese of Rihaku, from the notes of the late Ernest Fenollosa, and the deciphering of professors Mori and Ariga. Octavo. Original tan wrappers printed in black. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 printed. An exceptional copy of Pound's significant translations from the ancient Chinese poets, including Rihaku who, Pound pointedly notes "flourished in the eighth century of our era. The Anglo-Saxon Seafarer is of about this period. The other poems from the Chinese are earlier." Pound's modern English translation of said Seafarer, one of his best such works, is included in this collection.

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        Uhebladet Storm 1. Aargang no. 1-27. Alt der udkom.

      A/S Ugebladet Storm, København 1915-1916. 8 sider pr. Hefte pp. Illustreret i sort/hvid af blandt andre Robert Storm Petersen. Heftet med originalt omslag, med hefteklammer, pænt eksemplar. Første udgave. 16120602

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        The Silver Chord

      Philadelphia: (The Author). [no date - circa 1915]. First. First edition. 48pp., frontispiece portrait. Hinges reinforced, front board stained, a fair only copy. Signed by the author beneath the frontispiece. Laid in is a brief two-page autograph note Signed ("Adolphus Johnson") dated 23 August 1921 from a hotel in Long Branch, NJ to a female correspondent in Point Pleasant, NJ excusing himself from not visiting her, but asking her to write, "because I want to be with you." Little is known about the author; this is his only volume of poetry. Exceptionally uncommon. OCLC lists only eight copies of this title in American libraries. .

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        The Voyage Out

      London: Duckworth, 1915. First edition.. Hardback. Near fine. 8vo. (7 x 4.75 inches). pp.458. Recent professional Arts and Crafts style binding, quarter goatskin over cloth, 5 raised bands, lettering hand-tooled in gilt to spine. Hand-made end leaves. Slight trim (1m) so all edges fresh and clean. Front and back pages repaired. Sewing tightened. Covers and contents clean and bright. A Near Fine, handsomely rebound copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reveries Over Childhood and Youth; [together with] Plates to Accompany Reveries Over Childhood and Youth.

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press,, 1915 & 1916. 2 works, octavo (210 x 145 mm). Reveries: original quarter linen, grey paper boards, front board lettered in black, grey endpapers. Plates: portfolio in original quarter linen, blue paper boards, front board lettered in black. Title page woodcut by Sturge Moore; 2 engraved captioned portraits and 1 colour plate on captioned black mount, loose in portfolio with tissue guards, by John Butler Yeats. Binder's ticket to front pastedown. Staining to linen backstrips, some marks to boards, a little wear to tips, a very good set. First and limited edition, number 49 of 425 copies. The first US and UK editions were published a year later in 1916. The limited edition is dedicated "to those few people, mainly personal friends, who have read all that I have written". The Plates portfolio also contains a loose printed note from Yeats explaining the subject matter of his brother's painting, Memory Harbour, which is included as a colour print. The Cuala Press, established in 1908 by Yeats's sisters and emerging from the earlier Dun Emer Press, privately printed the limited edition in October 1915, though it was not published until March 1916.

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        Österreichische Plakatkunst.

      \"Wien, Kunstverlag J. Löwy o.J. [1915]; (Druck: Kunstdruckerei Dr. Frisch & Co., Wien).\" 28,5 x 40 cm. 10 ungez. Bll. (Titelei), 124 S. (die einseitig bedruckten Bll. der Paginierung folgend zusammengeklebt, dadurch 2 Bll. = 2 Ss.). Mit 1 (v. 21) Farbtaf. (diese m. 3 weiteren Farbauszügen) u. 159 (v. 176) mont. Textabb. (dav. 6 farb. u. 12 lose). In 6 klammergeheft. Blöcken ohne Umschlag. Schmutztitel angestaubt u. m. Lichtspuren, durch die schlechte Papierqualität stark gebräunt u. z. Tl. randrissig, Text abgegriffen u. z.Tl. fingerfl., mehrf. gestemp. (?Dr. Mascha, Wien, 13/9, Wambachergasse 14?), 1 Umschlag m. dem Stempel ?Verein der Plakatfreunde E.V.? [Berlin]. \"Die letzten Korrekturfahnen des bis heute grundlegenden Werks, in dem erstmals die Entwicklung dieser neuen Kunstform in Österreich-Ungarn dargestellt wurde. Dieses Werk stellt die Grundlage aller späteren Publikationen zum Thema dar und ist mittlerweile selbst zu einem ebenso raren Sammlerobjekt geworden. Schließlich erschien es aufgrund der Kriegszeit in einer kleinen Auflage von lediglich 230 Exemplaren (200 Exemplaren als Leinenausgabe u. 30 Ex. als nummerierte Vorzugausgabe, in Leder gebunden und auf Japanpapier gedruckt). Vorliegender Korrekturabzug ist auf einem schlechteren Papier gedruckt als die spätere Druckausgabe des Werkes. Durchgehend mit Verbesserungen und Anstreichungen durch die Hand des Verfassers (mit Tinte und Rotstift). Die Tafeln - mit Ausnahme der Tafel 17 ?Schiele, Egon. Shaw oder die Ironie, Vorlesung Egon Friedell? ? sind der vorliegenden Korrekturfahne nicht beigegeben. Das Schiele-Plakat mit 3 Farbauszügen in Beilage (mit denen im Zusammendruck alle vorkommenden Farben wiedergegeben werden können. In Platte: ?Bestimmt Rot?; ?Bestimmt Schwarz?). Die Abbildungen, die in der Buchausgabe in den Text gedruckt waren, sind hier montiert. 17 sind leider nicht vorhanden. Die Korrekturen wurden weitgehend übernommen wie ein Vergleich mit einem Exemplar der späteren Druckausgabe ergeben hat. - Ottokar Mascha (1852-1929) war der erste, der sich in Österreich nicht nur als qualifizierter Sammler, sondern auch als kenntnisreicher Publizist mit dem Thema ?Plakat? beschäftigte. M. war zunächst in Prag und dann ab 1897 in Wien als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Als es 1912 zur Gründung der ?Wiener Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft? kam, war Mascha unter dem Vorsitzenden, dem damaligen Leiter des Hofburgtheaters Hugo Thimig, als ?Schatzmeister? Mitglied des Vorstandes. 1912 stellte Mascha einen bedeutenden Teil seiner Sammlung für die damals viel beachtete, erste repräsentative Plakat-Ausstellung Österreichs in der Wiener Secession zur Verfügung und lieferte einen fundierten Beitrag für den Katalog der Schau. 1917 schenkte M. einen Großteil seiner Plakatsammlung der damaligen Kaiserlichen Hofbibliothek und schuf damit den Anstoß und die Grundlagen für die bedeutende Plakatsammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek. Durch die wirtschaftlichen Probleme der Kriegs- und Nachkriegszeit sah sich M. nach und nach genötigt, die noch bei ihm verbliebenen Teile seiner Sammlungen über den Kunstmarkt zu veräußern. (vgl. dazu Denscher, Bernhard. Der Plakatsammler Ottokar Mascha). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Plakat, Poster, Graphik, Österreich-Ungarn, 19./20. Jahrhundert

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        The Home of the Blizzard, 2 Volumes

      J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia 1915 - Both books in very good condition. Original dark blue cloth covered boards with silver stamped text on front panel and spine. All color plates (with tissue guards) and photographic plates, plus the three maps in the rear pocket of Vol. II are present. Errata slip tipped onto title page of Vol. I. Inside gutters and edges at head and tail on both volumes have been professionally restored. Browning to paste downs and end papers. Some foxing on internal pages, usually on pages following the color plates. Vol I: Edges at head and tail of board spine are creased and frayed but stabilized. Lower edges of boards are scuffed and rubbed through in several places including the fore-edge corners. Small amount of rubs to upper and fore-edge board edges; tips at upper fore-edge corners are rubbed through. 349 pages. Vol II: Frontispiece and tissue are loose. Chips and fraying at head and tail of board spine have been stabilized as well as splits on the upper edges next to the spine. Lower edges of boards panels are scuffed; splits on the edges have been stabilized. Fore-edge corners are rubbed through. Cloth on front board is bubbled along the fore-edge. 338 pages. Please use close-up options for best inspection. Additional photos are available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Verwandlung.

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag,, 1915. Octavo. Original cream paper wrappers printed in red and black with an illustration by Ottomar Starke, edges uncut. With two advertisments to the rear. Housed in a red flat back cloth box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Toning to wrappers, light wear to wrapper extremities, a few small repairs to head and tail of spine, some spotting to title page, edges, and pp. 44-45, a very good copy. First edition, first printing, presumed to be one of the earliest issued. The publication of this work ? the first of Kafka's masterpieces ? was a rather confused affair. Two basic issues were intended: one in wrappers, the other bound in boards. Sales seem not to have been good and after a year or so the numerous copies remaining unsold were stamped on the title pages with the official stamp of the German censors. This copy has no stamp to the title page which suggests it is an early issue. Kafka was adamant that the illustration not depict a bug, writing in a letter to the publishing house: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance." Unquestionably one of the most influential works of fiction produced in the 20th century.

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      1915. Firenze Istituto Micrografico Italiano 1915 8° Pagine VIII + 121 Bella legatura coeva da amatore in mezzo marocchino marrone a grana fina eseguita dalla legatoria Pacchiotti di Torino. Titolo in oro al dorso su tassello. Dorso a 5 nervi con fregi in oro a carattere venatorio. Piatti marmorizzati. Sguardie e controsguardie in carta occhio di pavone. Conservata la brossura originale. Ottima e fresca copia di questo classico venatorio divenuto ormai molto raro. Cfr: Ceresoli p.377

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