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        Mary Fedden (1915 - 2012) An original limited edition lithograph entitled 'Still Life'. Taken from a delightful little gauche painting, the lithograph on hand made paper was produced in 2009 at the Curwen Studio. 11.45 x 14cm, sheet size 22.5 x 25cm. Signed and numbered by the artist, limited to 125 copies only. This is number 105. Mary Fedden was renowned for her modest-sized still life paintings and prints that combine a richness of colour and texture with perfect balance. Matisse and Braque were often cited as influences on the artist, whose mature style was rooted in the European tradition of belle painter, or beautiful painting. More immediately, she drew on the aesthetic of Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.


      [Bookseller: Robin Doughty Fine Books]
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      Imprenta Alemana, Madrid 1915 - VII + 370 pp. 22 x 31 cm. Abundantes láminas. Edición numerada, ejemplar nº 358. Lomo deslucido. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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        A Christmas Carol

      Rare to find with a dust jacket. Book: Original purple cloth boards in good condition. Gilt illustration of bells and elves on the cover and embossed green holly leaves along the spine. Spine ends a little worn. Publishers logo embossed on the rear cover. Illustrated front and rear end papers. List of characters included on the front pages. Preface by Charles Dickens dated Dec 1843. "London: William Heinemann 1915" on verso of title page. Unmounted frontis illustration. Twelve colour tissue guarded illustrations and eighteen (plus two smaller) black and white illustrations. All illustrations in good condition. Bindings are brittle yet holding. Clean copy with some foxing on the front and end pages plus some within the text. Dust jacket: Dust jacket illustrated with holly, red berries and image of Scrooge. Spine is illustrated. Rear of the dust jacket has listed works of Arthur Rackham from A Christmas Carol to The Ingoldsby Legends published by Heinemann. Jacket is browned and a large section of the spine is missing with chipped corners and edges. 8 x 6" 147pp

      [Bookseller: Rare and Antique Books]
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        "Le Boa".

      1915Encre de Chine, monogrammée et datée en bas à droite, 1915, 14 x 19.2 cm (format de la feuille), 9 x 17 cm (format à vue).George BARBIER (Nantes 1882-1932), peintre et illustrateur, a beaucoup travaillé pour la mode et le théâtre, composant des dessins de costumes et des décors. L'artiste a également illustré de nombreux ouvrages. Il a exposé régulièrement au Salon des Artistes Décorateurs de 1912 jusqu'à sa mort. En 1920 il participait à l'exposition du Musée des Arts Décoratifs à Paris: "La mode au XXème siècle vue parles peintres", représentant ce qu'on a nommé par la suite "l'Art Déco". On montre encore ses dessins aujourd'hui lors d'expositions sur cette époque, ce fut le cas en 1971 à Minéapolis aux U.S.A. et à Paris en 1973 (Bénézit, I, p.432). Une grande rétrospective lui fut consacré à Venise en 2008. Visage d'une jeune femme coiffée d'un chapeau et emmitouflée dans un grand boa en fourrure.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        Original drawing,"Milk Has Gone Up in Price" [from Louis Wain's Annual 1915].

      [1915]. Pen and ink drawing heightened with white body colour on wove paper. Sheet size: 27.5 x 19.2 cm. Rough sketch of a cat in pencil to verso. Excellent condition. Presented in a black wooden frame. Signed in pen lower left by Wain. Annotations in pencil to lower margin. An original drawing for the full-page illustration which appears on page 35 of Louis Wain's Annual for 1915.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., No. 7161, (1915).. FIRST EDITION (1915), Father Tuck's "Holiday" serIes, oblong 4to, approximately 240 x 335 mm, 9¼ x 13 inches, 18 pages including insides of covers, on 6 of these pages is a fantastic full page full coloured illustration of 3 very large kittens, all quite different, the other 12 pages in black and white with one colour such as green or red, all show cats or kittens, some dressed. At the top of each page is a title for the image and below 4 lines of descriptive verse by Grace C. Floyd. Bound in the original publisher's cloth backed thick shiny card covers, 3 large kittens on each cover, different on upper and lower, black and white and marching forwards on hind legs with large red bows on upper cover, lower cover repeats 1 of the 6 coloured plates, the 3 red Meistersingers in large striped bows. Respined neatly in grey cloth, corners slightly worn, tiny chip to surface paper on lower cover at upper edge and at fore-edge, small pale damp stain to lower margin of lower cover, another very small next to spine on lower cover, pages just very slightly darkened at edges, otherwise contents very clean. A very good copy of a scarce delightul Wain kitten book, not in Dale or Necker. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Souvenir of Moscow]. Souvenir de Moscou, Vues panoramiques & Monuments.

      c. 1915 - Oblong folio (170 by 220mm.). Brown cloth boards, worn, covers split, lettered in gilt in French with printed border decorations, 24 silver gelatin prints prints (160 by 210mm.), all in good condition with good tonal range, pasted on orginal card with number, title, and photographer's credit printed in French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Typed letter signed. Orange, N. J., 13. XII. 1915.

      1915. 4to. 1 p. To Teofil Kotykiewicz in Vienna: "I understand that you manufacture the Salon Harmonium, and I should be obliged if you will kindly send me description and prices of these instruments, especially #10, as I want to buy one after the War is over [...]". - With printed letterhead "From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison"; slightly browned, traces of folding; punched holes in left margin (not touching text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        The Moving Picture Boys in the West

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1915 A near fine early printing (1915) in a very good dust jacket. A fascinating early children's book on the early days of the movie industry. Very rare in dust jacket. A product of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, which produced the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Despatches Regarding Operations in the Persian Gulf and in Mesopotamia. London, Darling & Son, 1915.

      1915. Folio. 54 pp. Sewn. Military reports from East India, issued by Generals W. S. Delamain, A. A. Barrett, and J. E. Nixon between 1914 and 1915, in the early months of the British Empire's Mesopotamian campaign against the Ottoman Empire. - Perfectly preserved. OCLC 44868586.

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        Lex. Legislazione italiana. Raccolta cronologica con richiami alle leggi attinenti e ricchi indici semestrali ed annuali.

      Torino, UTET, 1915/1975. Raccolta di 130 volumi (da A. I, 1915 a A. LXI 1975) tutti con legatura in mezza tela o tutta tela marron con titoli dorati ai dorsi, ciascuno di, pp. 600/2000 circa. Monumentale repertorio di agevole consultazione munito com'e' di vari indici: numerico, cronologico (delle leggi e decreti) alfabetico e analitico degli argomenti ed eventuali nomi. Ciascuna annnata e' rilegata in due o pi volumi. Manca il volume corrispondente al primo semestre 1970, A. LXVI. Nella nostra raccolta sono presenti alcuni volumi assai rari come i provvedimenti d'eccezione in tempo di guerra (1915/18), i Codici (1938 e 1941) e le introvabili leggi luogotenenziali (1943/44).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Illustrated in colour and black and white also with maps. In two volumes.

      William Heinemann. 1915 1st edition.. 2 vols.; Tall 8vo; Dark blue cloth with gilt to spine and front.with illustration on front covers in silver. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities and minor marks to boards. Corners a little bumped. Fold out maps clean and intact. Else clean and tight copies. Endpapers slightly darkened and slightly cracked between front endpapers. (Vol.2. hinges are cracked front and rear.) Small mark to edges of frontis and title in vol.2. Some very small faint spots else inside pages very clean and tight; maps and plates clean and bright. Very good 1st edition examples. 349 & 338pp. Profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photo plates (some fold out/ double-pg.). Numerous maps, including 3 folding maps in back pocket (vol.2.) The author led the Australsian expedition to explore Antarctica in 1911. Following an accident, himself and one other man attempted to return to base, having to eat some of their dogs on the way. Eventually Mawson was forced to travel the final 100 miles alone and arrived after the ship had left. He and six others spent another winter exploring and finally arrived home in December 1913. His work helped to more accurately fix Magnetic South. This is the scarce first edition of his account of that expedition.

      [Bookseller: The Antique Map & Bookshop]
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        Collection of Letters from POW British Navy Soldier to Welsh Nurse

      Döberitz, Germany: 1915-1919 [WWI] Collection of Letters from POW British Navy Soldier to Welsh Nurse Döberitz, Germany: 1915-1919. 41 pieces of WWI correspondence: 25 hand-written postcards, 14 hand-written letters, 1 Easter card, 1 photographic postcard of soldier Roberts. All written from William F.J. Roberts, a member of the Royal Navy Division of the British Army, a prisoner of war in Germany, to Kathleen Touzel Wynne-Edwards, a nurse from North Wales, UK (with the exception of one letter, which was written to Kathleen from Roberts' father.) Most written on Kriegsgefangenensendung "prisoner of war mail" postcards or letterhead issued by Döberitz, a few on blank paper, mostly written in pencil with the others in ink. Generally very good, with some toning and soiling, a few with tears to edges. William F.J. Roberts was a member of the Royal Navy Division of the British Army during World War I. The group notably participated in battles at Antwerp in 1914 and Gallipoli in 1915. Roberts was captured by the German Army following the Seige of Antwerp in 1914 and subsequently became a prisoner of war. He was detained at Döberitz, a military training camp in Germany that later housed POWs, and he endured the length of the Great War there. From September 6, 1915 - February 16, 1919, Roberts wrote to Kathleen Wynne-Edwards (née Touzel), a devoted and patriotic nurse from North Wales. In addition to their correspondence, Kathleen sent Roberts care packages containing food, clothes, and cigarettes. Additionally, she helped find correspondents for Roberts' fellow prisoners and assisted in war-relief efforts on the home front. Kathleen continued to write to Roberts through the war's end in 1918, her devotion not wavering even after getting married to John Wynne-Edwards in 1916 and giving birth to two daughters. In addition to chronicling the correspondence between a POW and a nurse, this collection of letters demonstrates the decomposition of romantic conceptions of war and the subsequent disillusionment that shaped the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s-1930s. Roberts is hopeful in his earliest letters to Kathleen, asking for cakes, clothing and cigarettes, and telling her of his pre-war civilian life. As his imprisonment extends, Roberts becomes less concerned about the food parcels Kathleen sends and more about the emotional sustenance of their friendship and communication. As the war continued well beyond its intended duration, soldiers on both sides became increasingly convinced that WWI would serve no purpose, leading to an increased disparity between the presentation of the war on the homefront and trench reality. Döberitz, a military training camp in Germany, was first used as a site for militaristic purposes in the 18th century. After the outbreak of World War I, a temporary prisoner of war camp was erected on the outskirts of Döberitz. By 1915, the complex included two newly erected buildings to house the increasing number of POWs. Before the war's end in November 1918, Döberitz would house more than 30,000 prisoners from seven different nations. Related People: Roberts, William F. J. - English soldier of the Royal Navy Division Wynne-Edwards, Kathleen Violet M. (née Touzel) - Welsh Red Cross nurse Roberts, J. - father of William F. J. Roberts Wynne-Edwards, Lieutenant-Colonel John Copner - married Kathleen Touzel in 1916 I. 1915 1. Roberts, William F.J. Four handwritten postcards and three handwritten letters addressed to Kathleen Touzel, from September 6 - December 26, 1915. In these letters, Roberts briefly introduces himself by referencing his involvement in the 1914 Seige of Antwerp and his home in Gloucestershire, England, where he resided with his parents. He also profusely thanks Kathleen for her parcels and makes several request for socks and other clothing items. 2. Roberts, J. One handwritten letter to Kathleen Touzel, December 15, 1915. J. Roberts writes to Kathleen to thank her for the kindness and devotion she has shown his son William F.J. Robe.

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        Psmith Journalist

      London: A & C Black, 1915 viii, 247 pp with twelve plates. First issue with the publisher's name, "Black" at the foot of the spine mesuring one eighth of an inch rather than three sixteenths of an inch. Twelve full page plates by T.M. R. Whitwell. Pictorial cloth. Top edge dusty. Fore-edge of p. 241 discolored brown and nicked. Contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper. Head and tail of spine and one corner rubbed with very slight material loss. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Whitwell, T. M. .R...

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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        Within the Tides

      London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1915. First edition. [viii], 280 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. A fine copy in original green cloth, spine gilt. Very good dust-jacket with just some small chips to spine panel ends. In a custom quarter red morocco clamshell box. First edition. [viii], 280 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. RARE IN DUST-JACKET. The stories included are "The Planter of Malata," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches," and "Because of the Dollars." Conrad wrote to Mrs. Wedgewood (to whom, with her husband, the book is dedicated): "I don't know that these four stories will have any particular feeling for that volume as a deliberate attempt on four different methods of telling a story, - an essay in craftsmanship ..." Smith 19; Cagle A18a; Keating 108; Wise 23

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        Torero victorieux (AQUARELLE ORIGINALE SIGNEE)

      Aquarelle originale signée et datée (31 VII 1915) par l'artiste Format composition : 23cm x 22,5cm Très bon état Provenant de la collection privée de Mme Bravi Soledad (petite-fille de l'artiste) Vendue encadrée

      [Bookseller: Librairie Eppe Frères]
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        A La Baionnette. Year I, No. 1 (January 2015) through No. 24 (3 July 1915), followed by La Baionnette, Nouvelle Série, No. 1 (8 July 1915) through No. 250 (22 April 1920) (all published)

      A remarkable complete run in 274 issues of the politico-satirical periodical comprised mostly of illustrations, by many of the leading artists of the day, pertaining to events in the Great War, social conditions in France and elsewhere in Europe, class issues, etc., often with elaborate captions, brief texts at the beginning of most issues. 4to. Orig. brilliantly colored illus. wrpps. Several issues with separated covers or splitting along stapled edge; no. 250 damage with significant soiling and staining, other minor scattered soiling, overall very good. Paris (Edition Française Illustrée) 1915-1920. La Baionnette was created in 1915 by the cartoonist Henri Maigrot, with the original title. He provided most of the drawings for the first series of issues, until July 1915 when the publication changed editors, and subsequently, names. La Baionnette was a very patriotic publication, but was never elitist or meant only for members of high society. An impressive roster of some of the best artists of the time contributed artwork to the journal, including Icart, Iribe, Armegnol, Cabral, Foy, Leroy, Truchet, Zip, Sem, Willette, Cappiello, Guillaume, Hermann-Paul, Legrain, Raemaekers, MacOrlan, Laborde, and many others. Each issue was centered around a theme, with a graphically striking full-color cover and usually one or several other color illustrations as well many illustrations in black and white. The cover imagery vacillates between whimsical, playful images and ones that are quite graphic and often bloody, primarily during the war years. Although scattered holdings do exist in numerous institutions in North America, a complete run of both series is incredibly scarce.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        St. Nicholas?

      1915. Arthur Rackham Original Pen, Ink and Blue Watercolor DrawingPossibly an Unused Chapter Heading for "A Christmas Carol"RACKHAM, Arthur, artist. [Three figures floating on air]. [n.d., n.p.], unsigned.Original pen, ink and blue watercolor drawing, unsigned. Image size: 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches: 159 x 95 mm. Matted. (size: 2 x 5 11/16 inches: 51 x 145 mm.). Unsigned, untitled with no place or date but unmistakably by Rackham. Very similar to some of Arthur Rackham's drawings and chapter headings in A Christmas Carol. Depicting three figures looking as if they are floating on air. The figure on the left is a chubby man with long sideburns, a waistcoat and top hat. He is holding in his left hand the hand of someone not in the picture. With arms crossed, he is holding in his right hand onto the middle figure. A man who is also donning a top hat and is smoking a pipe. He in turn has his arms crossed and is holding onto a figure wearing a fur jacket and fur hat with feathers attached. This figure is reaching out as if to grab onto a long ribbon that is floating just ahead of him.Provenance: Charles Sessler, Inc., Philadelphia.

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        Perfumes of Araby. Silhouettes of Al Yemen. London, Martin Secker, [1915].

      1915. Large 8vo. 263, (1) pp. With photoengr. frontispiece. Uncut. Publisher's beige cloth stamped in gilt and white; top edge stained blue. First edition. - Rare account of Yemen by Indian Army Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob, Political Agent in Aden. - From the library of M(urray) A(lexander) M(ungo) Graham (1924-2008) with his ownership stamp (dated 3 Nov. 1965) on front pastedown. Graham, a Rhodesian-born chemical engineer for BP in Yemen, enjoyed great respect as an amateur historian of the military, naval and postal history of British Aden. - Covers very slightly soiled; corners insignificantly bumped. Minor foxing and brownstaining to first and final pages, endpapers and tissue guard toned. A good copy. The Peter Hopkirk copy, in comparable condition, fetched £805 at Sotheby's 1998 sale. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1301. OCLC 5142318.

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        Pensées de Gustave Flaubert.

      Chefs-d'oeuvre de littérature et d'art typographique.Édition tirée à 50 exemplaires numérotés sur JAPON IMPERIAL, celui-ci porte le numéro 26.Paris, Louis Conard 1915 - 103 pages. Très belle reliure à la bradel plein maroquin rouge. Dos lisse. Titre, auteur et date en pied dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Double filet doré sur les coupes et quintuple filet sur les rabats de maroquin des contreplats. Couverture et dos conservés. Étui cartonné. Très bon état. Format in-12°(20x14).

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections P. Commerot]
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        Report on the birds collected by the British Ornithologist's Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. (The Ibis Jubilee Supplement No. 2, complete)

      London, The British Ornithologist's Union, 1915. 8vo, 356 pp., two folded tinted maps, eight fine chromolithographs by H. Grönvold. Original red pictorial cloth with the famous Ibis logo on front board, gilt titles on spine.l Rare publication in the Ibis as a supplement to the 10th series of which later the enlarged edition was published in the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. This edition, however, contains the descriptions of new species. The fine illustrations are by Henrik Grönvold. The Ibis is the oldest and most beautifully illustrated bird journal ever published. The beautifully hand-coloured bookplate of a Japanese ornithologist pasted in on front. Uncut, partly unopened. Small repair to the title page fore edge. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Of Human Bondage.

      New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915] - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, second printing, published in the same year as the first printing, with the misprint ("help" for "helped") on p. 257, line 4 corrected. Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection, V, 83; Stott A21a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ampio ed interessante carteggio costituito da diciassette lettere della primogenita di Giuseppe Garibaldi e Francesca Armosino di cui otto autografe firmate, le altre dattiloscritte con firma autografa, di cui una diretta all'Avvocato Giuseppe Leti, le rimanenti ai figli dello stesso. Datate tra il 1915 e il 1955 sono scritte da Ardenza e Caprera. Di particolare interesse la nota scritta al verso di una cart. postale fotografica, che recita: "Sono nata a Caprera il 16 febbraio 1867. Questa istantanea mi  stata fatta qui, nel mio giardino il 22 settembre 1946. Mi dispiace che non si possano vedere i pochissimi fili bianchi che ho fra i capelli che - dato la mia et_ - avrei voluto tutti candidi". Di seguito alcuni tra i passi pi significati

      - Ampio ed interessante carteggio costituito da diciassette lettere della primogenita di Giuseppe Garibaldi e Francesca Armosino di cui otto autografe firmate, le altre dattiloscritte con firma autografa, di cui una diretta all'Avvocato Giuseppe Leti, le rimanenti ai figli dello stesso. Datate tra il 1915 e il 1955 sono scritte da Ardenza e Caprera. Di particolare interesse la nota scritta al verso di una cart. postale fotografica, che recita: "Sono nata a Caprera il 16 febbraio 1867. Questa istantanea mi  stata fatta qui, nel mio giardino il 22 settembre 1946. Mi dispiace che non si possano vedere i pochissimi fili bianchi che ho fra i capelli che - dato la mia et_ - avrei voluto tutti candidi". Di seguito alcuni tra i passi pi significativi dell'intero insieme, nel quale si tratta prevalentemente della collaborazione di Clelia ad alcuni scritti in onore dell'Avvocato Leti. "Ho ricevuto tempo fa il bellissimo volume di Suo Padre per il quale tanto, tanto la ringrazio. Era un'opera che ancora non conoscevo.Oggi ho ricevuto le bozze della sua monografia e mi impegno a mandarle quanto prima le bozze a cui Leti tanto tiene. E' una gioia per me poter parlare di Suo padre al quale ero legata da sentimenti di sincera e profonda amicizia. Alla nota biografica che mi riguarda leverei la parte politica, ma sarƒ pi precisa in una prossima mia." (Caprera 10/6/1951). Accluse quattro buste affr. con ind. autografi. Unite due lettere datt. con firma autografa su biglietti da visita completi di buste affr. Clelia Garibaldi fu scrittrice italiana che dedicƒ tutta la vita alla memoria del padre, curando la casa museo di Caprera, accogliendo ospiti e visitatori e scrivendo le sue memorie. 1138kE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Champ de bataille de WATERLOO

      Avant propos de Charles Grandmougin,notice du Lieutenant Colonel ROUSSET.Petit in folio en feuillets couverture illustrée et gravée à l'eau-forte,faux-titre,titre,22 pages,vignettes et culs de lampe gravés à l'eau-forte dans le texte à la suite 2 plans et 18 eaux-fortes sous serpentes.Avec une suite, avant la lettre et signée au crayon, de toutes les aux fortes,sous serpentes,couverture rempliée. Un des rares exemplaires sur vieux japon à la forme avec double suite des gravures. Exemplaire n°11/25 sur vieux japon à la forme.Premier grand papier sur deux. Tirage total (pour ces deux papiers 200exemplaires. Envoi manuscrit au crayon de l'auteur. Nom du dédicataire effacé. Chez Georges Rapilly 1915 très bon état L'ouvrage parut en réalité en mars 1916 : il était prévu pour les commémorations du premier centenaire de la bataille. Les hasards de l'histoire firent que, cette année 1915, la presque totalité du royaume de Belgique était occupée. Il y eut bien des cérémonies sur le site de Waterloo cette année-là, mais elles furent exclusivement prussiennes et autrichiennes, les autres nations qui avaient pris part aux combats de 1815, n'ayant pas pu y participer.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann,, 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in purple morocco, decorative block to spine and front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, with 12 colour prints and 18 in black and white. A fine copy. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        3 patent specification for the Archduchess. Vienna, Budapest, and Berlin, 1915.

      1915. 4to and folio. 13 printed pages and 3 folding plates. Includes a photograph of the patented invention on cardboard with stamped signet of the B. Reiffenstein studio in Vienna. 113 x 150 mm. Patent specifications bound with coloured cords and secured in a limp cloth portfolio bearing the giltstamped crown of the Archdukes. Silk pastedowns. The present patent specifications in German and Hugarian, protected in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the German Reich, describe an "apparatus for the shockless transport of casulaties or persons in general in motor vehicles". - After the death of Crown Prince Rudolf, Marie Therese, née Princess of Bragança, Infanta of Portugal, and wife of the new heir apparent, Archduke Karl Ludwig, assumed a new role as "First Lady" of the Empire. She maintained this role even after her husband's death in 1896 (cf. Hamann, Habsburger, 349). During WWI she worked as a nurse under the name of "sister Michaela". It is not widely known that the Archduchess also practised as an inventor; the relevant biographical literature makes no such mention. - Rare, uncommon document in excellent state of preservation; binding shows a minute defect.

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        The Mellards & their descendants, including the Bibbys of Liverpool, with memoirs of Dinah Maria Mulock & Thomas Mellard Reade / by Aelyn Lyell Reade

      London : Priv. print. for the author at the Arden Press, 1915, Hardcover, 1st edition. SIGNED portrait of the author tipped in. Provenance; bookplate of Charles Hesketh Fleetwood-Hesketh. Limited edition; 1 of only 200 copies. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in gilt-blocked calf over silk boards. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly dust-toned. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Uncommon in such positive condition. Physical description; xii p., 1 l., 227, xxii p : front., plates, ports., 4 fold. geneal. table ; 30 cm. Notes; Contains also accounts of the Jenkinson and Bucknall families. "List of scientific communications" of Thomas Mellard Reade: p. 174-180. "Evidences in proof of pedigrees": p. [181]-197. Subjects; Mellard family. Bibby family. Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock 1826-1887. Mulock family. Reade, Thomas Mellard 1832-1909. Reed family. Jenkinson family. Bucknall family. Reade, Thomas Mellard. 227 pages. Inventory No: 231188.

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        Mater Misericordiae. Mutter der Barmherzigkeit. Seltener Original-Holzschnitt von Oswald Adolf Erich um 1915, vom Künstler eigenhändig signiert

      ohne Ortsangabe wohl Potsdam um 1915 - großer Holzschnitt auf schwerem Büttenkarton, bildliche Darstellung ca. 40 x 32 cm, Blattgröße ca. 49 x 38 cm, vom Künstler rechts unten eigenhändig in Blei signiert, auf einem beiliegenden kleinen Karton in Tinte von fremder Hand bezeichnet als "Mater Misericordiae", zum Künstler siehe auch [Vollmer II, 47], im Blattrand außerhalb der bildlichen Darstellung einige kleine Stockflecken, rückseitig Reste von alten Montagespuren, ansonsten sauber und sehr gut erhalten, von größter Seltenheit und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar, museal - außergewöhnlich eindrucksvoller, vom Künstler eigenhändig signierter, aber undatierter Holzschnitt, der unter dem Eindruck der Greuel des Ersten Weltkrieges um 1915 entstanden sein dürfte, wohl inspiriert von der christlichen Ikonographie, in der Maria - wie auf verschiedenen Altarbildern Italiens und Osteuropas - mit ihren weit geöffneten Armen den Mantel der Barmherzigkeit schützend über den verzagten Gläubigen ausbreitet - großer und/oder schwerer Artikel mit zusätzlichen Kosten für Versand und Versicherung - large and/or oversized item with additional costs for shipping and insurance - please ask us before you order 2100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.

      First edition. Royal 8vo. 2 vols. pp. xxx, 349 & xiii, 338; photogravure frontispiece to each vol., 273 black & white photographs including some double-page, illustrations to text, 3 large folding maps to rear pocket of vol. II; minor spotting, but generally clean and very good in the original blue cloth, silver vignettes to upper boards, lettered in gilt to upper covers and spines, rather faded to spines, neatly restored to extremities. A presentation copy from the author, inscribed by Mawson on front blank of volume 1 "Colonel F. K. Essel with kind regards from Douglas Mawson 1916".

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        Collection of 13 monochromatic panoramic views of the Tyrolean Alps. Isny/Allgäu, c. 1915.

      1915. Blue-grisaille watercolour and opaque white on paper (c. 269 x 170 to 400 x 210 mm). Mounted on backing carton with tissue guards. Thirteen charming panoramic views showing the Tyrolean Alps and their environs: Ammergau, Tux, Stubai,

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      First UK Printing privately published in 1915. One hundred copies were printed by Israel Narodiczky, at a cost of 2 pounds 1 shilling. Rosenberg having raised the funds for printing by selling three of his drawings. The BOOK is in its original paper wrappers and retains its original single staple. It is complete and is in Very Good++ condition.The covers are slightly darkened and have a few small edge chips. The spine is split above the staple. Contents clean. The scarce second volume of Rosenberg's self published poems. The volume includes those poems written in the preceding two years and demonstrated the influence of the Imagists. Rosenberg was deeply upset to discover that only ten copies of the book sold on publication. A flimsy production and a scarce survivor - only the second copy that we have handled to date. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, , 1915. Octavo. Original brown grained leather, titles to spine and front cover gilt, image blocked in gilt to front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Colour frontispiece mounted on white paper and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Gift inscription to half-title dated Christmas 1922. Occasional spotting to pages, touch of rubbing to ends of spine, spine with a hint of sunning. An excellent copy. First trade edition, in the publisher's special deluxe binding, the rarest of all the various original bindings. This copy is the first issue with the frontispiece mounted on white paper and the date printed on the verso of the title page.

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        A Boy's Will

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1915 - Original ble cloth with gilt lettering and ruled box on cover, gilt spine. First edition, first issue with uncorrected "Aind" on p. 14. With autograph letter from Frost to the owner of the book, a Mrs. Hopkins, attached to front free endpaper: "Franconia, N.H., February 12, 1916, My dear Mrs. Hopkins: I am sorry but other engagements take me a good way from where you will be entertaining Mr. Masefield on February 26. It is my bad luck not to have met Mr. Masefield an to have just missed meeting him like this several times over. Thank you for your invitation. Sincerely yours, Robert Frost." Inscribed by Hopkins above the insertion and dated 1915. A nice tight copy with both hinges intact.

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        Autograph letter signed ("R."). [Munich, c. 1915].

      1915. 8vo. 1 p. To Lou Albert-Lasard (1885-1969), with whom, at that time, Rilke was living together in Vienna: "[...] here's the Picasso. Jaffe will send the entrance cards [...] It's lovely here at Keferstrasse, last Tuesday is telling me in extasis 'Pure paradise', and Ms. Arnold is gleaming with pleasure. Dunque - R" (transl.). - In pencil; lower right corner and reverse with small traces of mounting.

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        Autograph postcard signed. Vienna, 9. IV. 1915.

      1915. 8vo. ½ p. With autogr. address and return address. Telling Robert Philippi that his chair "for 12 K [= Austro-Hungarian Kronen]" is ready and can be picked up. - Address page strongly browned in lower margin.

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        The Rainbow

      Methuen, UK 1915 - 1st Edition 1915.Methuen published The Rainbow in September 1915, but quickly withdrew it from sale in the face of almost universally hostile reviews and impending prosecution. At Bow Street magistrates' court on 13 November it was banned as obscene, with the result that half of the print run of 1250 copies was destroyed. Recently fully bound up in full calf leather, gilt to page edges and with hand marbled endpapers. The Book is fine and very bright. Contents good with light foxing/age toning to early pages More images can be taken upon request. Ref 10775 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol.

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., New York,, 1915. Large quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, silk ribbon ties skilfully supplied to style. Housed in a brown slipcase with Cockerell paper sides. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates mounted on thick brown paper, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Covers slightly bowed, some slight spotting, untrimmed edges a little browned; a very good copy. Deluxe edition, number 64 of 500 copies signed by the artist for sale in Great Britain, Ireland, and Colonies, with an additional 25 copies reserved for presentation.

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        Early World War One Photograph Album: Flanders and Gallipoli

      Photograph album; 40 by 28cm; original green cloth; 64 pages; 224 black and white photographs, the majority 11 by 16.5cm, the remainder 6.5 by 4.5cm. An outstanding and important early Great War Photograph Album compiled in the most part by Captain Henry Colver, in Flanders. Twenty two of the photographs relate to Gallipoli and were taken by his brother, Edward. Henry Colver served with the 1/5 York and Lancaster Regiment, he was the son of a Sheffield Steel Magnate. It is obvious from the quality of the photographs that Henry or Harry as he was known as had a passion for photography and was in the front rank of amateur photographers. He obviously took a small portable camera wherever the battalion went, a number of images suggest that he was not averse to organising men to get the composition he required. The noted historian John Keegan, has remarked that 'there are almost no private photographs of any episode of the First World War from any front. An event of the greatest historical importance, involving perhaps twenty-five million young men, many of whom owned cameras in private life and took 'snaps' of holiday family and everyday life as a matter of course, yielded no photographic record at all except that captured by the official photographers'. This album is therefore historically important in providing a visual record of Flanders in 1915. It is believed that around four versions of the album were compiled; it is probable that Colver had films developed and then took orders for prints or allowed fellow officers to borrow negatives to produce their own set of prints. One album is in the hands of the family of one Colver's fellow officers and another is with the Regimental Museum. Many of the photographs are apparently duplicated but some appear to be unique to a particular album. The Gallipoli photographs would seem to be unique to this album. Colver would have been subject to censorship but given that his superior officers appear in a number of the photographs it seems they were unconcerned. The book 'Images of War: Flanders 1915' by Jon Cooksey published in 2005 was based on these albums. The images themselves illustrate all aspects of trench life before the Somme and unofficial photography was banned. A number of photographs record the front line in the Ypres Salient on the banks of the Yser Canal where the battalion took over trenches captured from the Germans. This stretch of the line marked the extreme left flank of the entire British line in France, a point where the German positions were both to the front and the side. Colver was killed on 19 December 1915 when the Germans used phosgene gas for the first time. The last photograph from the Flanders section of the album is of Colver's original grave in Bard Cottage cemetery, this must have been taken after the war by colleague or family member. Edward Colver served with the 1/1 West Riding Field Company, Royal Engineers and was mentioned in despatches. His photographs include a number on board ship, Alexandria, views towards Gallipoli and again a photograph of his grave.

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        A Christmas Carol

      Trade Edition:Book: Original brown cloth boards in good condition. Gilt illustration of bells and elves on the cover and embossed green holly leaves along the spine. Spine ends a little worn. Publishers logo embossed on the rear cover. Illustrated front and rear end papers. List of characters included on the front pages. Preface by Charles Dickens dated Dec 1843. Twelve colour tissue guarded illustrations and eighteen black and white illustrations. All illustrations in good condition. Bindings are brittle yet holding. Clean and tidy copy some foxing of front end pages. Dust jacket: Dust jacket illustrated with holly, red berries and image of Scrooge. Spine is illustrated. Rear of the dust jacket has listed works of Arthur Rackham from A Christmas Carol to The Ingoldsby Legends published by Heinemann. Jacket is browned and large section of the spine is missing with chipped corners and edges.

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      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1915., 1915. First edition. First edition. Former owner's bookplate on front fly leaf, else a fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities. Illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg. A young woman boards a transatlantic ocean liner under an assumed name and it soon becomes clear that she is fearful of being pursued. It seems the girl has in her possession a rare antique jewel that belonged to a famous collection and now has been stolen. Is she guilty of theft or is there some other explanation?

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        A Christmas Carol.

      London: William Heinemann; J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, , 1915. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine and front cover with pictorial designs and lettering in gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge purple. Housed in a purple quarter morocco solander box. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Spine considerably faded with dulling of gilt, extremities rubbed, top edge faded, still a good copy. First trade edition. Presentation copy to the artist's sister-in-law Fanny Starkie, inscribed on the half-title with an original ink drawing by Arthur Rackham of a boy and a dog in the rain, "To Fannie [sic] with Best Christmas Wishes from Edyth & Arthur Rackham Xmas 1915", the inscription in Arthur's hand except for Edyth's signature. The exact status of this impression is unclear. The bibliographies state that the first impression of the trade edition is in green cloth with pictorial designs and lettering in dark green, with the frontispiece mounted on dark green paper (in our experience, this is always white) and the date 1915 on the title verso. This copy has purple cloth with designs and lettering in gilt and the frontispiece printed directly on plate paper, supposedly signs of later issue, yet with the date 1915 on the title verso. Nevertheless, the book was published in 1915 for the Christmas market and Rackham's dated inscription gives it considerable authority as an early issue.

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        A Boy's Will

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1915 - This is a jacketed first American edition, first state, of the author’s first published book. This first American edition was published in a first printing of 750 copies in April 1915, one month after the American edition of North of Boston. The American publication order reversed that of the preceding British publications of 1913 and 1914, respectively. First state is confirmed by the misprint "Aind" on the final line of p. 14, corroborated by white (as opposed to buff) endpapers. (See Crane, A2.1, p.11). Both glassine and printed dust jackets on tan paper have been reported for the first edition. This dust jacket is the earliest of the three states identified by Clymer & Green, with the "75 Cents" price on the spine and front cover and a blank rear cover. Condition of the book is good plus in a good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square and tight with bright gilt, but modestly soiled with some mottling at the front cover fore edge and minor wear to extremities. The contents remain clean and free of spotting, but age toned. The sole previous ownership mark is the tiny sticker of a Boston bookseller affixed to the lower front free endpaper. The dust jacket shows only minor chipping to the spine ends and upper rear panel, but suffers a full split at the front hinge and a horizontal closed tear at mid-spine. The jacket spine is toned and scuffed, albeit with all print still clearly legible. The front and rear panels and flaps are clean. The jacket’s front hinge separation is quite unobtrusive with the jacket now protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. Iconic American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963), the quintessential poetic voice of New England, was actually born in San Francisco and first published in England. When Frost was eleven, his newly widowed mother moved east to Salem, New Hampshire, to resume a teaching career. There Frost swiftly found his poetic voice, infused by New England scenes and sensibilities. Promising as both a student and writer, Frost nonetheless dropped out of both Dartmouth and Harvard, supporting himself and a young family by teaching and farming. Ironically, it was a 1912 move to England with his wife and children – "the place to be poor and to write poems" – that finally catalyzed his recognition as a noteworthy American poet. The manuscript of A Boy’s Will was completed in England and accepted for publication by David Nutt on 1 April 1913. "Yeats pronounced the poetry "the best written in America for some time" and Frost received "two extraordinary tributes in the Nation and the Chicago Dial and a superb review in the Academy." (ANB) A convocation of critical recognition, introduction to other writers, and creative energy supported the English publication of Frost’s second book, North of Boston, in 1914, after which "Frost’s reputation as a leading poet had been firmly established in England, and Henry Holt of New York had agreed to publish his books in America." Accolades met his return to America at the end of 1914 and by 1917 a move to Amherst "launched him on the twofold career he would lead for the rest of his life: teaching whatever "subjects" he pleased at a congenial college and "barding around," his term for "saying" poems in a conversational performance." (ANB) By 1924 he had won the first of his eventual four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry (1931, 1937, and 1943). Frost spent the final decade and a half of his life as "the most highly esteemed American poet of the twentieth century" with a host of academic and civic honors to his credit. Two years before his death he became the first poet to read in the program of a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Kennedy, January 1961). Bibliographic reference: Crane A2.1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Autograph letter signed. Munich, 8. V. 1915.

      1915. 8vo. 1 p. To an unnamed lady, whom he should introduce to publisher Samuel Fischer: "Due to my own experience I know that Fischer remains absolutely clinical towards recommendations, and would definitely do so in that particular case since I can not provide certain guarantee for your translation skills [...]" (transl. from the German original). - With printed address; somewhat dusty and spotty.

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        Postcard with autograph signature. No place, 8. V. 1915.

      1915. 8vo. ¼ p. The picture side is depicting a battle piece.

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        Of Human Bondage.

      1915 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Original Sketchbooks and Drawings

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An important collection of early sketchbooks and original drawings from the influential Hungarian-born French photographer, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker.  The three sketchbooks, one dated 1915, and one with drawings dated 1916, contain a total of 104 pages of pencil, ink, charcoal and watercolor drawings including portraits, animal and figure studies, architectural drawings and geometrical shapes. Some works are captioned in Hungarian. An interesting and important record of the artist's very early work, accomplished as a young man during World War I in Transylvania.<br style="">The first sketchbook, of lined paper, is inscribed with Brassaï's name (Halász G. Y.) and dated Brassó [Brassaï's hometown in Transylvania], 1915. 44 pp. drawings in total. Heavy wear and fraying to the boards; slight water stains; internally in very good condition. 6.5 x 8 inches (16.5 x 20.5 cm). Contents: 1 full-page ink drawing of a crowd of people, dated Oct. 30; 4 pages of pencil studies of men in uniform, seated and standing, dated Nov. 3-5; ink drawing of a group of standing women, dated Nov. 5; ink drawing and colored pencil drawing of standing figures, dated Nov. 5; 2 pages of pencil drawings of standing figures, dated Nov. 5; 5 pages of pencil and colored pencil drawings of a young boy, dated Nov. 6-8; 1 page of pencil drawings of people with umbrellas, dated Nov. 10; 2 pages of rough pencil sketches of a face, dog, and a female figure, dated Nov. 10; 1 page drawings of a woman, heavily shaded in pencil, dated Nov 10; 2 pages rough pencil sketches of people, backs, and studies of arms, dated Nov. 10; 2 pages pencil drawings of a young boy, standing, dated Nov 10; 1 page rough sketches of men, undated; 2 pages rough pencil sketches of a dog, dated Nov. 11; 1 page pencil sketch of a seated man and rough figures, dated Nov. 11; 1 page very bold pencil studies of fighting figures, dated Nov. 11; 1 page pencil studies of standing figures, dated Nov. 10; 1 page rough pencil sketches of a young child, dated Nov. 13; 1 page rough pencil sketches of standing figures, dated Nov. 13; 1 page pencil sketch of a man with glasses and mustache, dated Nov. 13; 2 pages pencil sketches of a young child, dated Nov. 14; 1 page pencil sketches of standing figures, undated; 1 page bold pencil sketches of standing figures, dated Nov. 14; 1 page rough sketches of standing figures and shapes, dated Nov. 15; 1 page bold pencil sketches of a dog and a child, dated Nov. 16; 1 page pencil drawings of a young child, dated Nov. 17; 5 pages pencil sketches of standing figures, dated Nov. 19; 1 full-page pencil drawing of an outdoor scene at a fair, dated Nov. 19. <br style="">The second sketchbook, of grid paper, contains drawings dated 1916, many with captions in Hungarian. Scribbles, mathematical calculations, and geometric diagrams on the endpapers. Most of the drawings are identified as having been drawn in Szászsebes (SebeÈ?, Transylvania) or Brassó. 42 pp. drawings in total. Heavy wear and fraying to the boards; several pages removed; otherwise in fine condition internally. 6 x 9 inches (14.5 x 22.5 cm). Contents: 1 loose full-page pencil drawing of men in uniform with a van outside a gate, dated Sep. 11; 1 loose page drawings of a young child, dated Jan. 1; 1 loose full-page drawing of a man with beard in profile; 1 loose page drawings of men and women, part of the page cut away, dated Sep. 17; 1 page pencil drawings of women at a fair, dated Jul. 20; 1 page pencil drawing of a man in uniform, dated Jul. 20; 1 full-page pencil drawing of women at a market stall, dated Jul. 20; 1 page pencil drawings of standing and seated figures with headscarves, dated Jul. 20; 1 full-page pencil drawing of people at a cheese chart, dated Jul. 20; 1 page small pencil sketch of a standing woman, dated Jul. 20; 1 page pencil sketch of a group of standing figures, dated Jul. 22; 1 page pencil sketches of chickens; 1 page pencil drawings of pigs; 1 page very small pencil drawings of figures approaching a wall, dated Jul. 22; 1 page pencil drawings of cows, dated Jul. 22; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a boy playing a viola, dated Jul. 30;  1 page pencil drawing of a pig, dated Jul. 26; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a boy in a tree, dated Jul. 26; 1 full-page pencil drawing of cows, dated Jul. 27; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a family with a covered wagon, dated Jul. 27; 1 page rough ink and pencil drawings of a boy; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a boy looking out a window, dated Jul. 27; 1 full-page pencil drawing of two men playing flute and violin, dated Jul. 30; 1 full-page ink drawing of people working with a large barrel in the center, dated Jul. 27; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a doll, dated Jul. 31; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a fence, flowers and trees, dated Jul. 31; 1 page pencil drawing of two men in uniform at a fence, dated Aug. 5; 1 page pencil drawing of a pig, dated Aug. 1; 1 page small pencil drawings of cats and birds, dated Aug. 1; 1 page pencil drawing of people at a table; 1 page pencil drawing of a train traveling around a curve, dated Aug. 5; 1 full-page pencil drawing of people waiting at a train station, dated Aug. 5; 1 page small colored pencil drawings of ducks, chickens, and rabbits, dated Aug. 8; 1 page colored pencil drawing of a figure on a park bench, dated Aug. 8; 1 page colored pencil drawing of 3 figures at a table with a lantern, dated Aug. 9; 1 page ink drawing of men in unfirom sitting under a tree, dated Aug. 10; 1 full-page pencil drawing of a male semi-nude, dated Aug. 11; 1 page small pencil drawings of squirrels in a tree, dated Aug. 14; 1 full-page pencil drawing of the view over a fence; 1 page bold ink sketch of a half-length figure; 1 full-page ink drawing of a landscape with cows, dated Aug. 23; 1 full-page pencil sketch of figures in a house.<br style="">The third sketchbook, of blank paper, is labeled on the cover: "Halász Gyulas / Ãbrázoló geometria" ("Descriptive geometry.") Undated. 18 pp. drawings in total. Some external wear, internally in fine condition except for light toning. 7.5 x 9.75 inches (19.5 x 24.5 cm). Contents: 1 page pencil and ink architectural drawings; 1 page ink drawing of a fountain with another small ink sketch; 1 page architectural ink drawing with charcoal scribbles at the foot; 1 full-page charcoal drawing of a house; 1 page ink drawings of city buildings and trees; 1 full-page ink and watercolor drawing of concrete buildings; 7 pages geometrical pencil diagrams with captions in Hungarian; 2 pages blue and black ink and pencil lettering, geometrical designs, and architectural details; 1 page small architectural ink drawings; 1 page pencil and charcoal drawing with studies of a male head; 1 full-page ink and pencil drawing of concrete buildings.  <br style="">Together with two large original drawings, one of a woman dated Berlin, April 1921, approx. 48 x 42 cm, and one of an old woman, approx. 60 x 45.5 cm. Each signed "Halász" upper right. <br style=""><br style="">Known primarily for his dramatic photographs of Paris at night, the artist's pseudonym, Brassaï, is derived from the name of his native city. He trained as an artist and settled in Paris in 1924, working there as a sculptor, painter, and journalist and associating with such artists as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and the writer Henry Miller. Although he disliked photography at the time, he found it necessary to use it in his journalistic assignments and soon came to appreciate the medium's unique aesthetic qualities. In his remarkable oeuvre of photographs, Brassai imbues even the most inanimate images with a warm sense of human life. The present early collection of drawings, shows the artist honing his eye through keen observation of detail and nuance, precisely the qualities which would inform the work for which he is today best remembered. <br style="">

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wohl Wien, um 1915. - ½ S. Gr.-4to. Wohl an die Kinder-Schutz- und Rettungsgesellschaft: "Ersuche dringendst, diese so ungerechte stupide feige grausame, angeblich christliche Welt zu korrigieren, indem sie das gefolterte Kind seiner Megäre, seinem Vieh von Mutter entreissen! [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Graben-Hotels, in dem Altenberg von 1913 an bis zu seinem Tod lebte, und mit Altenbergs rotem Absenderstempel; rechts oben mit blauem Farbstift numeriert "3"; verso ein ganzseitiger eh. Briefentwurf des Adressaten; Faltspuren.

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