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        Catalogue of Antique Oriental Rugs: Collection of James F. Ballard, Saint Louis, U.S.A, Comprising the Following Types: Persian, Indian, Caucasian, Chinese, Asia Minor, Turkoman, Hispano-Moresque

      Archetype Publications, (St. Louis), [1916], Hardcover, Book Condition: Good; 8.5 x 11 Half-leather Hardback in Good condition. Missing 5-1/2 inches at head and foot of spine. Corners worn and bumped. Textblock is tight.Illustrated by 57 halftone plates; Probably a prototype for what would become the seminal "Illustrated Catalogue and Descriptions of Ghiordes Rugs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries from the Collection of James F. Ballard". Halftone plates include 33 Ghiordes, 12 Ushak, 8 Persian, 2 Caucasian and 1 Turkmen. Also included in this lot is the four page prospectus with one halftone plate. Not in O'Bannon's bibliography. ; 3; 126 pp.

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        Illustrated Catalogue and Descriptions of Ghiordes Rugs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries from the Collection of James F. Ballard.

      The Oriental Publishing Co., Saint Louis, Mo. 1916 - SIGNED FIRST EDITION, limited edition. Half black morocco leather with green cloth boards. Gilt lettering on spine. 36 two toned illustrations of rugs in the Ballad collection. Spine a little faded, rubbed and a half inch chip to to bototm of the spine. 84pp. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. Ballard's collections of Ghiordes rugs, Signed in ink by author. Overall in GOOD condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LINCOLN'S ELLSWORTH LETTER

      n.p., New York 1916 - 8vo. paper covered boards. unpaginated. Limited to 250 copies. Printed by the Quill Club New York on the occasion of its 1916 Lincoln meeting. Forward by Meserve. With two photos, one of Lincoln and one of Ellsworth, printed from the original negatives. Three page facsimile of the letter of condolence from Lincoln to the parents of Ellsworth. Chipping with minor paper loss to head and tail of spine. Some rubbing to covers at corners. Slight cracking of inside hinges. Offsetting to title page from one of the photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ivory and the elephant in art, in archaeology, and in science.

      Doubleday, Page & Co., New York 1916 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], xxvi, 527, [1]; profusely illustrated throughout on plates and in the text; original cream buckram with pictorial paste-down on upper cover and pictorial label on spine (a little chipped at the top but no loss of letters), t.e.g.; very good copy. Inscribed by the author to a bank president "with the sincerest best wishes and esteem of the author George Frederick Kunz 18 December 1916." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Ivory and the elephant in art, in archaeology, and in science."

      New York: "Doubleday, Page & Co.". 1916. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [2], xxvi, 527, [1]; profusely illustrated throughout on plates and in the text; original cream buckram with pictorial paste-down on upper cover and pictorial label on spine (a little chipped at the top but no loss of letters), t.e.g.; very good copy. Inscribed by the author to a bank president ""with the sincerest best wishes and esteem of the author George Frederick Kunz 18 December 1916."""

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        Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science

      Garden City, N. Y. , Doubleday, Page And Company, 1916, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original paper-labeled, pictorial cloth. Slightest suggestion of dust-dulling with minor wear to the spine lable and the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request. ; 527 pages; Description: 3 p. L. , v-xxvi, 527, [1] p. Front. , illus. , plates (part fold. ) fold. Maps, fold. Tab. 27 cm. Subjects; Ivory carving.

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        The Mother and Other Tales. Done into English by Rev. T.A. Fitzgerald. With foreword by Helena Concannon.

      Dundalk, The Dundalgan Press, 1916.. First Edition. 19.7cm x 13.2cm. xi, 88 pages with two frontispiece-photographs of Pearse and his mother. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. With a private inscription in the year of the publication (not by Pearse). Very rare publication in the year of the rising and the author's' subsequent execution !. Includes for Example: The Roads/ The Mother/ The Thief/ Brigid of the Stones/ The Keening Woman etc.

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        UNIVERSUM MODERNE ILLUSTRIERTE WOCHENSCHRIFT 33 JAHRGANG

      verlag reclam Leipzig, 1916-17.. 1016 S. gebundene Ausgabe, , Halbleder. GUT ERHALTEN

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        The Tomb of Ts'in

      Ward, Lock & Co Ltd, 1916. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1916. 303 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth hardcover, with gilt titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages with fair tanning on fore-edge. Light to fair foxing and occasional stain marks on opening-closing pages. Some finger marking and foxing spots to text pages throughout. 1" crack on base of front hinge, yet pages remain tight. Boards are poor, fair bumping and surface wear on corners and spine ends. Heavy staining and water marks on front and rear, with fair rub and stain marks on spine. Scarce.

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        Die willkürlich bewegbare künstliche Hand. Eine Anleitung für Chirurgen und Techniker. Mit anatomische Beiträgen von G. Ruge und W. Felix und unter Mitwirkung von A. Stadler. Mit 104 Textfiguren.

      Julius Springer, Berlin, 1916 - 143Seiten, Schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Meine Erlebnisse in Deutsch-Südwestafrika, 1913 - 1916. Tagebuchblätter.

      Bonn, Schergens, 1916.. Original-Broschur, 8°, 112 Seiten, 1 Karte, Frontispiz und 16 photographische Abbildungen, Einband abgegriffen (s. Bild), Schnitt fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. Vorwort: Im Juni 1913 fuhr ich nach Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika zum Besuch meiner Kinder, die auf der Farm Lievenberg bei Otjimbingwe wohnen. Am 1. August 1914 stand ich reisefertig zur Rückfahrt nach Deutschland. Durch Ausbruch des Krieges wurde ich daran gehindert. Es blieb mir nichts anderes übrig, als abzuwarten, bis der Krieg beendet sei oder eine Gelegenheit zur Rückfahrt sich biete. Während dieser Wartezeit hatte ich reichlich Gelegenheit den Gang der Dinge in unserer Kolonie zu beobachten und das Ergebnis in meinen Tagebüchern niederzulegen. Meine frühere Sympathie für das Burenvolk habe ich dabei völlig eingebüßt und deshalb beschlosssen, durch Veröffentlichung eines Teiles meiner Tagebücher den Raubzug der Buren durch Deutsch-Südwestafrika in das richtige Licht zu stellen..

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        El Koran das heisst die Lesung. Die Offenbarungen des Mohammed ibn Abdallah des Propheten Gottes. Zur Schrift gebracht durch Abdelkaaba Abdallah-Abu Bekr. Übertragen durch Lazarus Goldschmidt im Jahr der Flucht 1334 oder 1916 der Fleischwerdung

      Brandussche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin 1916 - 1.edition, folio, original richly gilt stamped green full-vellum covers, pps. title, 214, (1); upper edge gilt; except for a very light fading to spine in overall near fine condition; number 82 of 200 (of an overall run of 240 copies); please inquire before ordering

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        Im Felde 1916.

      0 - Aquarell auf Karton. 134 x 202 mm. EK 04-004. - Unten links bezeichnet: "E. Kutzer. i. Felde 1916." Ein Husar wird aus einem vom Schneeregen gepeitschten Fluss geborgen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Motion Picture Story Magazine (32 monthlies, 1911-1916)

      Brooklyn: M. P. Publishing Co, 1916. 1st. Paperback. First editions. Octavo. 32 monthlies. Various page lengths. A collection of "Motion Picture Magazine" from 1911 to 1916, Vol 1, No. 6 (July 1911) to Vol 11, No. 3 (April 1916). Copiously illustrated with B&W and full color illustrations, with contemporary advertisements. Photographs of Charlie Chaplin, Maurice Castello, with galleries of players. Generally very good to near fine condition, 8 lacking covers. The Motion Picture Story Magazine began publication in 1911 and was the first fan magazine. Among its contributors were Rex Beach, Will Carleton and Horatio C. King. The magazine's most successful column was entitled "The Answer Man" (written by a woman) that answered readers' questions about the film world. This was an innovation, the first of its kind in journalism. - wiki. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        The acorn-planter: a California forest play planned to be sung by efficient singers accompanied by a capable orchestra

      Macmillan, New York 1916 - vii, 84p., [iv] adverts, two page Argument, very good first edition first printing in maroon cloth with white cloth spine, white box surrounding white titles on cover, black titles on spine, top edge gilt, BAL "A" binding. Sisson page 86, BAL 11964 1300 copies printed. Very nice copy. Small Boston bookshop label on front pastedown [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Beasts of Tarzan

      A.C. McClurg & Co. 1916 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Edgar Rice Burroughs First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Lustra of Ezra Pound

      London: Elkin Mathews, [1916]. First edition. Dulac, Edmund. Frontispiece portrait of Pound by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Original tan cloth, lettered in blue, faint traces of removed bookplate on front pastedown, but a fine copy, not issued in printed jacket. No. 141 of 200 copies, numbered by Pound, and stamped with his red seal (designed by Edmund Dulac). This first printing contains the unabridged text of nine poems that were omitted from the second printing, which was the one generally available for sale.Gallup A11a; Connolly, The Modern Movement, 35.

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        Drawings of the Flags in Use at the Present Time by Various Nations

      London: [Eyre & Spottiswoode]. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with slight wear along edges and corners. Light scattered foxing. Details of previous owner on fep. Plates bright. [1916]. Reprint. Black/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt motif. 280mm x 190mm (11" x 7"). 39pp+plates. 200 coloured lithographed plates by H. & C. Graham. .

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        Das Urteil. Eine Geschichte

      Kurt Wolff, Leipzig 1916 - Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1916. First edition. Original black boards lettered in gilt, with parchment spine. Parchment splitting along hinges; very good. 13 x 21 cm. Dietz 31. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Watchman and Other Poems

      Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1916. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xii, 159 pp. Octavo. Blue cloth. Untrimmed. Light rubbing on corners and edges. Owner's initials in pencil on end papers. You would be hard pressed to find such a beautiful copy of this title..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson (ABAC, ILAB)]
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        THE PHILOSOPHY OF BUSINESS A Little Book For Big Men By A. B. FRANCISCO signed 1916 SUPER RARE

      CHICAGO: WM. H. POOL PRINTING & BINDING CO., 1916. Book. Fair. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). TITLE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF BUSINESS A Little Book For Big Men By A. B. FRANCISCO signed 1916 SUPER RARE AUTHOR: A. B. FRANCISCO PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: WM. H. POOL PRINTING & BINDING CO., CHICAGO 1916 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: SUPER RARE, Signed, Business BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Light Maroon CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket. The outside is in rough condition; the cloth boards of the book have started to deteriorate from a possible high humidity environment; the boards appear to have bleaching or dry spots that look like clouds of freckles; the dryness has left pen sized holes to the front hinge. The spine is a little tanned. The first front free endpaper is signed in ink by the author "Mr. John Lutch with complements of the author - A. B. Francisco - Beauwood, Texas 12-8-19." Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 5 x 7 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 94 pages. Fair/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Signed First Edition. WM. H. POOL PRINTING & BINDING CO., CHICAGO 1916. THERE ARE NO 1916 COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET AT THE TIME OF THIS RESEARCH!!!!! THIS BOOK IS ALSO SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 7500 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006902 .

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        Vorlesungen zur einführung in die Psychoanalyse.

      . 1.-3. Theil, Vorlesung I-XXVIII. Leipzig & Wien 1916-17. 545 pp. Bound in one contemporary halfclothbinding. Name on free endpaper. 2 portraits pasted in. Underlinings with pencil..

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        The Novels and Stories-

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Crossroads Edition, No. 103 of 256 copies. 12 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. Handsomely bound in full red morocco, elaborate gilt strapwork and vine tooling on covers, green morocco doublures and green moiré linings, t.e.g., others uncut, spines uniformly darkened, faint shelf wear, A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE SET. BAL 4574 . Davis (1864-1916) was the leading reporter of his day (his dispatches are studied in journalism schools), as well as an author and playwright and his good looks and manly elegance made him the beau ideal of a generation of American young men. This is the best editon of his works, published in the year of his death, with first edition material in volumes 10, 11 and 12

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        The Life Record of H. W. Graber A Terry Texas Ranger 1861-1865 Sixty Two Years in Texas

      H. W. Graber 1916 - A very good, first edition copy. 442 pages. The original spine has been professional repaired and laid down. The boards are also original and in very good condition. Some very faint water stain on edges, otherwise pages are clean, crisp and binding is tight. A very nice copy. Also have a first edition of Terry's Texas Rangers by L. B. Giles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fanciulli nel lago – Alberto und Diego im Silsersee. Holzschnitt. (Um 1916).

      - 19,9 :20,1 cm auf dünnem Japanbütten 42,5: 29,3 cm. Stauffer 37/III/b. – Du Carrois 30/II. – Druck der posthumen Auflage von 1964 mit dem Rundstempel in der unteren rechten Ecke: „Neudruck v. Originalstock. GIOV. GIACOMETTI" und der Numerierung in Bleistift auf 30. – Ganz tadelloses Exemplar ohne Montagespuren.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Poème contre le grand crime 1916.

      - Edition de le Revue "Demain". Genève 1916, in-8° broché. 51 pages. Couverture illustrée. Edition originale dont il n'est annocé que trois exemplaires sur Hollande. Celui-ci sur papier vergé. Très bel état.

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        Íosagán Agus Sgéalta Eile. [Little Jesus and other Stories] Illustrated by Beatrice Elvery with 4 beautilful, full-page illustrations.

      Dublin: Connradh na Gaedhilge. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely rare. Padraig Pearse was Signatory of the 1916 Proclamation /Easter Proclamation. A signed version of this title sold for 1900 Euros in an auction 2011 (Lot 424 Adams).. Dublin, Connradh na Gaedhilge, no year (ca. 1907). 16.2cm x 10.3cm. 117 pages with a glossary (Foclóir) at the end. Original illustrated softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Extremely rare. Padraig Pearse was Signatory of the 1916 Proclamation /Easter Proclamation. A signed version of this title sold for 1900 Euros in an auction 2011 (Lot 424 Adams). Includes for Example: Reamhradh/ Iosagan/ An Sagart/ Bairbre/ Eoghamin na nEan/ Focloir etc. Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraic or Pádraig Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. Following his execution along with fifteen other leaders, Pearse came to be seen by many as the embodiment of the rebellion. (Wikipedia)

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        The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914 - 1918 - 12 Volume Set

      Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Full set comprising Volume I & II, The story of Anzac - Volume III, The A.I.F. in France 1916 - Volume IV, The A.I.F. in France 1917 - Volume V & VI, The A.I.F. in France 1918 - Volume VII, The A.I.F. in Sinai and Palestine - Volume VIII, The Australian Flying Corps - Volume IX, The Royal Australian Navy - Volume X, The Australians at Rabaul - Volume XI, Australia during the War - Volume XII, Photographic record of the War.Various editions. Marks to rear boards of volume IV and a mark to the spine of volume XII. Heavy set, (approx 17kg) please ask for postage quote.

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        Gennem de fagre Riger -.

      . Copenhagen 1916. Illustr. with photographs. 181 pp. Paper boards. Orig. coloured front wrapper preserved: this is drawn by Kay Nielsen and depicts a peacock..

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        Don Quijote. Den skarpsindige adelsmand Don Quijote av La Mancha.

      . Oversat fra spansk av Nils Kjaer og Magnus Grönvold. 2 bd. Kristiania: Cammermeyer 1916-18. Illustr. af Goya, Daumier og Marstrand. 4to. XVI + 335 + V + 340 s. Indbundet med orig. omslag i privat, lidt slidt og falmet halvlaeder. Bindene signeret Jakob Baden..

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        The Home of the Brontes. A paper read before the Kit-Kat Club on thursday, December second, nineteen fifteen.

      . The Champlin Press 1916. With frontisp. 22 pp. Publisher's cased boards. * Limited to 1200 copies, signed by Meeker..

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        Öreg csillagok. [Old Stars.]

      Táltos, Budapest 1916 - With two full-page illustrations and numerous initials and astrological illustrations printed in blue and black. First edition. Limited and numbered edition up to 100, this copy holds number 26. In original illustrated hard paper. With a full-page manuscript inscription by the author on half-title in ink, dated on Christmas Eve. 37, (3) p. Toroczkai collected the various names of the stars and constellations that the people in Transylvania used. He also compiled the folk stories of the area regarding the stars. Contains two full page allegoric celestial maps with the folk-names of the stars and constellation. In unique, Transylvanian Art Nouveau style. Ede Toroczkai-Wigand (1869-1945) was a Hungarian architect and designer of decorative art. The thoughts of John Ruskin and the Arts and Crafts Movement had a major influence on him. Toroczkai-Wigand had the idea that art, architecture, folk customs and language is a complex structure and this complexity and "holism" reflecting in the unique character of his works. Beside being a prolific architect and designer, who was awarded at many international exhibitions (Paris, 1900; Torino, 1902; St. Louis, 1904), Toroczkai-Wigand published bibliophilic books, partly on his art and partly about the art, architecture and the folk tales of the Székelys in Transylvania. In these publications he combined the content and the typography of the print into a special unity, in the manner of the unique Transylvanian Art Nouveau style. In original illustrated hard paper First edition. Limited and numbered edition up to 100, this copy holds number 26 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Armenian legends and poems / compiled & illustrated by Zabelle C. Boyajian ; With an introduction by Viscount Bryce, and a contribution on "Armenia: its epics, folk-songs and mediaevel poetry" by Aram Raffi

      London : J. M. Dent ; New York : E. P. Dutton, 1916, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionNear fine copy in the original title-blocked, gilt-decorated green cloth. Gilt illustrations and title to front panel. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Some fading to spine. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Previous owner's letter mounted to verso half-title. Further scans, etc. available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Physical desc. : xvi, 196 p. : col. Frontis. , col. Plates. ; 32 x 25 cm. Subjects: Armenian literature - History and criticism. Armenian literature - Armenian poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc. ). Notes: Introduction by Viscount Bryce dated July, 1916. 12 colour plates (incl. Frontis. ) mounted on grey stiff card. Title page in red and black with an illustration of "Tigranes the Great King if Armenia". Includes index of first lines and authors.

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        World War One. Front de d'Aisne. French Tanks.

      ca.1916, original photograph, 28,2 x 22,2 cm. KEYWORDS:world war one / france / aisne

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        YELLOW HEN

      - BAUM,L.FRANK. YELLOW HEN. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1916). Small 4to, pictorial boards, covers soiled and some spine wear else VG. A Snuggle Tale, illus. by JOHN R. NEILL with color frontis and many full page and smaller b&w's. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Volunteer Ambulance Drivers are Wanted

      American Ambulance Field Service, 1916 single sheet, 13 1/2" x 6 3/4", printed on heavy stock, text clear but sheet is age tanned, 1/4" strip at bottom rubbed on reverse, with two folds, no tears or marks. Insignia of organization at top of sheet. Printed early in World War I (two years after the start of the war), a request for gifts to support the work of the American Ambulance Field Service providing medical assistance to the French armies and, at the bottom, an invitation for new volunteer ambulance drivers to staff new added ambulances.

      [Bookseller: Museum of Books]
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        Aluminum, Kupfer, Messing, Nickel Zinn ist genug im Lande. . . das Heer braucht es!

      Berlin: Weylandt, 1916. Color lithograph. 68 x 86.5 cm. Fold lines. (German World War 1 poster for recycling).

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        Anwendung der Quantenmechanik auf das Problem der anomalen Zeemaneffekte.Berlin: Springer, 1926.

      First edition of the explanation of the anomalous Zeeman effect on the basis of matrix mechanics. "By including the spin property of the electron, Heisenberg and Jordan obtained perhaps the greatest triumph of matrix mechanics: they were able to derive all observed phenomena connected with the anomalous Zeeman effect" (Rechenberg, p. 211). This paper was of crucial importance in the early history of quantum mechanics because its success in explaining the hitherto mysterious anomalous Zeeman effect validated not only the new quantum mechanics itself but also the highly controversial concept of electron spin, discovered by Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit in the previous year.<br/><br/> When an atom is placed in a magnetic field, its spectral lines split into a series of equidistant lines - always an odd number - whose separation is proportional to the field strength. This, the normal Zeeman effect, was explained in 1916 by Debye and Sommerfeld in terms of the 'old' quantum theory: the splitting was due to the interaction between the magnetic field and the orbital magnetic moment of the electrons in the atom. However, there is also an anomalous Zeeman effect, observed particularly in atoms with odd atomic number, in which the lines split in a more complex fashion. "During 1920-24, many physicists attacked the problem [of the anomalous Zeeman effect], including Landé, who was able to give a phenomenological explanation of the observed splitting of spectral lines. However, neither Landé, Sommerfeld, Pauli, Heisenberg nor other physicists occupied with the problem could justify their results in terms of quantum theory. "It's a great misery with the theory of anomalous Zeeman effect," Pauli wrote to Sommerfeld on July 19, 1923" (Kragh, p. 158). <br/><br/> After Heisenberg's introduction of matrix (quantum) mechanics in 1925, one of the first problems he wanted to address using his new theory was the anomalous Zeeman effect. The crucial ingredient was electron spin, which Uhlenbeck and Goudsmit had discovered by studying the regularities in the anomalous Zeeman effect documented by Landé. "Although based originally upon the classical concept of a rotating electron, electron spin is a purely quantum mechanical property intrinsic to the electron. Opinions were strongly divided about the validity of the concept, Pauli taking a strongly negative position, while Bohr, Heisenberg and Jordan took a more positive view. The challenge taken up by Heisenberg was to find a quantum mechanical solution for the anomalous Zeeman effect using the concept of a spin-½ particle within the context of their recently completed matrix formalism. <br/><br/> "Despite the less than encouraging views of Pauli, in November 1925 Heisenberg set about [finding] the stationary states and line splittings associated with the anomalous Zeeman effect. Disappointingly, he almost reproduced Landé's formula for the anomalous Zeeman effect, but the crucial spin-orbit coupling term resulted in a factor of 2 discrepancy from Landé's expression, a result which cast doubt on the whole scheme. <br/><br/> "The solution was, however, at hand thanks to the insight of Llewellyn Thomas who had arrived recently at Bohr's Institute in Copenhagen as a visiting graduate student... Thomas was aware of the fact that there is an additional kinematic effect associated with the orbital motion of a vector, such as the spin vector of the electron, according to the special theory of relativity... This purely kinematic effect results in an additional contribution to the precession, and hence interaction energy of the electron... and can account completely for the discrepant factor of 2. After considerable debate, even Pauli was convinced and the paper on the quantum mechanical explanation for the anomalous Zeeman effect was published by Heisenberg and Jordan in June 1926. Rechenberg has written in his summary of the history of quanta and quantum mechanics that the explanation of the anomalous Zeeman effect was one of the greatest triumphs of matrix mechanics" (Longair, pp. 312-5). <br/><br/> Helge Kragh, <i>Quantum Generations</i>, 1999; Malcolm Longair, <i>Quantum Concepts in Physics</i>, 2013; Helmut Rechenberg, Ch. 3, 'Quanta and Quantum Mechanics,' in <i>Twentieth Century Physics</i>, Vol. 1, L. Brown, B. Pippard & A. Pais (eds.), 1995. For a detailed analysis of the paper, see Jagdish Mehra & Helmut Rechenberg, <i>The Historical Development of Quantum Theory</i>, Vol. 3, 1982, pp. 272-281.. Pp. 263-277 in Zeitschrift fur Physik 37 Band, 4/5 Heft, 5 May, 1926. The entire issue offered. 8vo (229 x 156 mm), pp. 235-394. Original printed wrappers

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        P.F. Volland Children's Book [Punky Dunk and Snip and Snap]

      Chicago: P.F. Volland & Co.. 1916 and 1917. Eleven children's books published by P.F. Volland & Co. and distributed with the Sunday section of the Philadelphia Public Ledger between December 12, 1915 and May 14, 1916. Each book was printed as a full-size sheet with instruction on how to fold it into a book, bind it with string or ribbon, and cut the pages apart. First edition in this unusual format. All 24mos. Illustrated throughout. Sewn bindings with colored self-wrappers printed to look like parchment. Overall very good or better with scattered scraps, and tears to the wrappers as well as some page ends. This collection includes 10 of the 12 stories printed by P.F. Volland for the Ledger with one additional copy of The Wise Mamma Goose folded but unbound and uncut. Included are two Snip and Snap stories by George C. Mason with illustrations by Julia Dyar Hardy and Ella Dolbear Lee., four Punky Dunk titles by Charlotte Herr with designs by Frances Beem, and four other tales by Herr and Beem concerning a frog, a bee, a bear, and the aforementioned mamma goose.A charming collection of children's book in an unusual format.Titles: 1. Punky Dunk and The Spotted Pup2. Punky Dunk and The Gold Fish3. Punky Dunk and The Mouse?4. The Wise Mamma Goose5. The Wise Mamma Goose (Unbound)6. How the Freckled Frog Made Herself Pretty7. The Bee Who Would Not Work8. How Punky Dunk Helped Old Prince9. The Bear Who Never Was Cross10. Snip and Snap and The Poll Parrot11. Snip and Snap and The Billy Goat .

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        Peney devant chez moi". Landhaus mit Bäumen. Aquarell und Kohle. Unten rechts vom Künstler in Feder betitelt.

      - 32 : 41,2 cm (Passep.-Ausschn.). &#150; Gerahmt. Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz XX. Jahrh., II, S. 615-16. Ausführlicher Artikel von Jura Brüschweiler. &#150; Paul Mathey war 1916-17 Assistent Ferdinand Hodlers in Genf.

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        Mountain Interval

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916 First edition, first state, with line 8 in duplicate on page 88 and "Come" for "Gone" on page 93 line 16. Publisher's dark blue cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt; in the original rough gray dust jacket, lettered in black. Book with a touch of wear to the spine ends, minor offsetting to the front endpapers, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with some light wear and a few minor nicks to spine ends, some short splitting to the front flap fold, front hinge tender but holding. Overall, a tight and unsophisticated copy. Crane A4. Mountain Interval is Frost's third published collection of poetry, and includes the poems "The Road Not Taken," "Christmas Trees," "In the Home Stretch," "Birches," "Snow," and "The Bonfire," among others. Throughout the volume, Frost grapples with how the choices of the past ultimately shape the future. The first and most famous poem of the collection, "The Road Not Taken," sets up this paradigm with the narrator's decision of which direction to take after reaching a fork in the road - a metaphor for decisions made along the road of life. While he had previously established his talent for verse with his first two poetry collections, Mountain Interval solidified Frost's status as a master poet.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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