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        Bones Signed Edgar Wallace

      Ward Lock & Co, UK 1915 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      1915. 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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Bürck]
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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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        The Artists' Series in The Graphic Arts: Exhibiting the Work of Designers and Illustrators Prominent in the Graphic Arts Field and presented monthly to the Readers of this Publication as a means of Information as to the Resources of Professional Work.

      Boston, The Graphic Arts Company. [Copyright 1911-14]. Bound volume 1915 - 9 inches x 12 1/4 in., title-page, introduction by Henry Lewis Johnson; various paginations of the printed, illustrated "exhibits" of graphic artist's work, some mounted samples of printed material, a few are in two or more colors. Approximately 290 pages. The twenty-fourth exhibit is devoted to Gustave Baumann, with an article by Wilbur D. Nesbit, and reproductions of his work in olive green & black & white, including: "Plum and Peach Bloom Nashville Ind.", Sears & Roebuck Books Catalogue, title-page for J. W. Riley's "All the Year Round", Holiday Greetings illustration, designs from an 1914 advertising booklet. The illustrators featured & those who wrote the articles, include: Henry Thiede, by: Frank G. Eastman; E. B. Bird: Henry Lewis Johnson; Vernon Howe Bailey: Thomas R. Ybarra; F. G. Cooper: Everett R. Currier; Herbert Paus: M. L. Blumenthal; Edward Edwards: Karl V. S. Howland; Elizabeth Colwell: Alice Rouillier; Fred S. Bertsch & Oswald Cooper: E. Ralph Estep; Theodore Brown Hapgood: Lewis Buddy III; William Edgar Fisher: Oliver Hereford; Brainard L. Bates: William T. Card; Herbert Deland Williams: George Kibbe Turner; Jack Manley Rose: C. Matlack Price; Charles S. Wenck: Brainard L. Bates; Ralph Fletcher Seymour: Theodore J. Keane; J. C. Faust: Frank G. Eastman; Walter J. Peterson: Clark Elbert Schurman; Gustave Baumann: Wilbur D. Nesbit; Charles R. Capon: Barnard J. Lewis; Frank H. Weikel (Graphic Arts, June: 1914); Harry G. Kitson: Henry Lewis Johnson; Willard B. Prince: William J. Colby; David B. Hills: George W. Nott; Frank B. Nuderscher: W. Appleton Ferree; Franklin Booth: Charles Hanson Towne; Egbert G. Jacobson; Howard B. Newman: Leicester Knickerbacker Davis. Black cloth spine, and brown paper over boards, with titling gilt on the front cover, brown endpapers. The spine ends show light wear, wear and rubbing to the cover corners & edges, outer cover margins. A very scarce volume. This copy belonged to Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and design instructor, Otto Ege. From the editor's foreword: "This volume contains a collection from the Artists' Series in The Graphic Arts [The Monthly Magazine of the Craftsmanship of Advertising]. [-] In the Artists' Series will be found the work of those who have become especially proficient in lettering, historic ornament, and the entire range of technique in brush and pen-and-ink renderings. Not having fully anticipated the importance and growth of the Artist's Series, adequate provisions were not made for bound volumes previous to this date. Subsequent exhibits in this series will be available in bound volumes in complete sequence." Henry Lewis Johnson January 1, 1915. Weight: 4 lbs. [Attributes: 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.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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).

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       Sept. 1915. Orig.-Zeichnung. 37, 5 x 23 cm. In gutem Zustand.Vom K

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      Paris And Geneva, [N. S. ], 1915. (FT) Original Newspaper. Folio. Each issue is 2-4 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as,

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        Military Order in two Parts, the first signed by him as Colonel-General commanding the Bavarian Troops (German 6th Army) on the Western Front), (1869-1965, from 1913 Crown Prince of Bavaria, German Field Marshal, 1916)

      1915 - with transcription and translation, addressed to "Halting-Place Inspectorate 6", saying he is "suspending the sentence of a Field Court-Marshal . at Tourcoing of the 18th October on Moise Dubly", as there is an "appeal to a new Court to hear the case", the second part, signed 'Denny', returns the document "for further action" with the enclosure [not present] as requested, the first part typed, both with ink stamps of origin and insertions, 1 side folio, 6th Army Head Quarters, Turcoing, Northern France and no place, 21st - 23rd November slight closed tear in top margin After the proclamation of the German Empire in 1871, only Bavaria retained an arm' separate from Prussia. Rupprecht is considered one of the best of the 'royal' generals of the time. By the middle of the war he was becoming more and more critical of its conduct, but continued to serve till the Armistice. At this period he had ideas of lowering Prussia's dominance by creating a third territory from parts of Belgium, the Netherlands, Northern France and Luxembourg within the Empire. His first wife, who died in 1912, was a sister of the Queen of the Belgians, and his second, 1921, was Princess Antoinette of Luxembourg. Rupprecht was a direct descendant of Charles I and Rupprecht's mother, Queen Maria Theresia, was a d'Este of the family of James II's Queen. When she died in 1919 he became the Jacobite heir, styled by some "Duke of Cornwall & Rothesay". In Bavaria, monarchists continued to look to him for a restoration, both after WWI and WWII, and at his death he was given a royal funeral in Munich. We think, from newspapers of 1910-1912, that Moise Dubly is the local Frenchman living at 52 rue de Gand, with a keen interest in football. Was he arraigned in 1915 for some act of sabotage or resistance? (Transcription) A.O.K. 6. Armee empfangen 7.11.15 Buch Nr. 29558 Abteil III [.] Anlagen III. Zur Etappen-Inspektion 6. Ich hebe das Urteil eines Feldkriegsgerichts der mob.Etappenkommandantur 4./XIII. Turcoing vom 18. Oktober gegen Moise Dubly auf. Die Berufung eines neuen erkennenden Gerichtes ist zu veranlassen. A.H.Qu. 21.11.15. [Signed] Rupprecht Kronprinz v. Bayern General-Oberst der Infanterie. III. Etappeninspektion 6. Armee empfangen am 22.11.15 Nr. 37487 Abteil III.1931. Anlagen. 1 Akt. Zur Etappen Kommandantur Turcoing f

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps [39 Steps],

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1915.. FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo, pp.253; [3]. In publisher's blue cloth boards with dark blue embossed lettering to spine and upper. Browning to page edges, though less than would normally be expected. Reading lean; spine sunned to grey. Very good overall. The famous novel which introduced spy-catcher Richard Hannay. Basis for several movie adaptations; the most notable being the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, which is considered one of the legendary director's greatest pictures.

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        (Hrsg.) Schleswig-Holsteinischer Kunstkalender 1915. Potsdam, Stiftungsverlag, (1914). Mit 1 Orig.-Holzschn. v. E. Nolde, 1 Orig.-Radierung v. A. Eckener, zahlr. Taf. u. Abb. im Text. 4°. Farb. illustr. OKart.

       1915 Mit dem Holzschnitt \'Der Sänger\' vom Emil Nolde (Schiefler/M. 97, I.) und der Radierung \'Gedenkblatt für die Gefallenen\' von Alex Eckener.

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        Rare Unsigned Snapshot Photograph as a boy at Heath Mount Preparatory School, (Evelyn, 1903-1966, Author)]

      1915 - where he was a day boy, 1910-1917, showing him standing nearly full length, full face, with a cheerful smile, third from the viewer's left with three other contemporaries, all in Eton collars, apparently taken by assistant master Aubrey ENSOR in the school grounds, 3½" x 2½", no place but Heath Mount, New End, Hampstead, no date, circa Aubrey Ensor, playwright and artistic, had a formative influence on Evelyn Waugh, and remained a family friend of his parents and elder brother Alec. He was at one time associated with the Everyman Theatre, Hampstead, at another was curator of the Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood. In My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles, (1967), Alec writes: 'For nearly every artist there is someone outside the family, a schoolmaster, a parson, who at a very early age lengthens his horizon, opening windows on new landscapes. Aubrey Ensor did that for Evelyn'. From a small group of items addressed to or belonging to Aubrey Ensor.

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        Finely penned document signed, in Italian with translation, (1869-1947, King of Italy 1900-1946)

      1915 - to the President of Peru, (General Oscar Raimundo Benavides, 1876-1946, President 1914-1915 & 1933-1939), informing him "that the Queen . was happily delivered on the 26th December past, in Rome, of a Princess, who was given the names Maria Francesca Irina Romana", saying he is "certain that You will share in the joy We feel", sending "Our sincere wishes for Your happiness" and that "God may have You in his holy keeping", signed also by Baron Sidney Sonnino (1847-1922, Foreign Minister 1914-1919), 1 side 141/4" x 9" and conjugate blank, Rome, 15th January two neat filing holes in blank margin, very light browning in blank top right corner [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE FLORA OF THE NILGIRI AND PULNEY HILL-TOPS (above 6,500 feet) Being The Wild and Commoner Introduced Flowering Plants Round the Hill-Stations of Ootacumund , Kotagiri and Kodaikanal [and] Including the Country Round Coonoor . [3 vol. set]

      Printed by The superintendent, Government Press, Madras 1915 - Complete in three volumes; vol. I & II were published in 1915 and the supplementary vol. III was published in 1920 [ the supplement covered plants of the lower elevations of the Nilgiris and the Palani hills and also of the Servarayans]. "With 580 full page illustrations and 4 maps by Lady Bourne, Mrs Fyson and Others." Vol. I is text, pp. xxvi, 475; vol. II is illustrations; pp.[2], plts. 1-286; vol. III supplement, pp. xviii, 136; plts. 287-581. An errata slip and separate slip highlighting collection of the Sir Alfred and Lady Bourne tipped into vol. I. Uniformly bound in the publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, a little general wear and rubbing and cloth somewhat marked, but bindings remain firm. Contents clean and tight. A very good set. The rare original editions. Size: 8vo (14.5 x 21.5 cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire illustrée de la Guerre 14.

      1915. Paris, Gounouilhou, 1915-1922; in-folio, environ 300 pp. par volume, reliure d'éditeur pleine percaline, coloris rouge bordeaux, avec une image, d'après François Rude, contrecollée sur le premier plat de chaque volume, dos lisse orné de drapeaux. Les 17 volumes. Gabriel-Albert-Auguste Hanotaux est un diplomate, historien et homme politique français, né à Beaurevoir (Aisne), le 19 novembre 1853 et mort à Paris, le 11 avril 1944 (à 90 ans). Il est secrétaire de Jules Derry et député de l'Aisne ainsi que ministre des Affaires étrangères. Il est élu à l'Académie française, en 1897. Un excellent ouvrage sur le premier conflit mondial. Le seul ouvrage à pouvoir rivaliser avec les volumes de l'"Illustration, de 1914 à 1919". Nombreuses photographies. Les volumes 9 et 10 sont dans un état moyen. Les autres volumes sont en bon état. Une citation de Mirabeau est inscrite sur la première page blanche : "En général mon ami, la guerre est la ressource des imprudents et des sots" une autre main précise que cette annotation (Hanotation) est de la main de l'auteur... Complet en 17 volumes.

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      1915 - LEFÈVRE, Edwin. H.R. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1915. Octavo, original navy cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5200.First edition of Lefèvre&#146;s novel about a young man&#146;s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: "To Arthur E. Meaker, with the affectionate regard of his grateful Edwin Lefèvre. Bronxville, N.Y. Oct. 1916."Edwin Lefèvre was known for his close attention to the major players on Wall Street. His books, including Reminiscences of a Stockbroker and The Making of a Stockbroker, have become stock market classics, much sought after for their literary merit, their insight into Wall Street and business history, and the financial observations they contain. Minor marginal dampstain to rear portion of text block, cloth with minor expert repair to top corners and head of spine. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        a landscape format album containing 302/304 mounted captioned photographs neatly mounted four to a page* [two photos have been removed] the images show a range of subjects including military personnel from the 7th Hants. Regiment - all the photos are taken in India in a variety of locations each neatly captioned below

      cloth bound purpose made photo album now shows some edge and corner wear with rubbing and some loss - sunned with some marks to the spine - some old light coloured water? marks to the cloth - contents are shaken in the binding with some now coming loose - one pages shows an old repair to reattach with some brown paper on the reverse - first page has some ballpoint ink manuscript text - some photos are pale / faded

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        The Trail of the Hawk (SIGNED)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 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.

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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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        '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.

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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.

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