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        THE CIRCUS AND OTHER ESSAYS

      1916. KILMER, Joyce. THE CIRCUS AND OTHER ESSAYS. NY: Laurence J. Gomme, 1916. 16mo., brown cloth & tan boards in dust jacket. First Edition, earliest issue without the Mitchell Kennerley plate on the front pastedown. Kennerley eventually took over publication of the book and affixed its own publishing house plate on later copies. Signed presentation from Kilmer on the front endpaper, to author and editor Ethel M. Colson: "To Ethel M. Colson from Joyce Kilmer. November 1916, New York City." Colson and Kilmer were undoubtedly acquainted, with Colson being much involved with poetry, particularly supporting Amy Lowell and the Imagist Movement. Very Good; little wear & soil (small chip near Kilmer's name on the spine) d/j. A nice copy!! $875.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        WILD ANIMAL WAYS

      1916. Fine. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION SETON, Ernest Thompson. WILD ANIMAL WAYS. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page, 1916. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy dated May 15, 1916, 8vo, green cloth; with 8 half-tone plates and numerous marginal drawings by the author. There is a loose bookplate and a residual glue mark where it had been on the front pastedown. A fine fresh copy with a bit of sun to the spine.

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        Art in California: A Survey of American Art with Special Reference to Californian Painting Sculpture and Architecture Past and Present Particularly as Those Arts were Represented at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

      San Francisco: R. L. Bernier, 1916. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. 183 pages of text plus 332 plates of paintings and sculptures. Brown cloth with title blind stamped to front cover. Paper label on spine. Gilt top edge. Very good in a very good slip case with a 3-inch closed tear along one corner. Very scarce in the slip case.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Eight Poems. Limited Edition

      London The Poetry Book Shop 1916. G : in good condition without dust jacket in modern red cloth folding case. Covers browned and lightly foxed - some edge tears. Page edges uncut. Ink addtion to the text of the limitation details (front pastedown) Limited Edition [13/200] Card covers 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). [26pp.]. Printed on Italian hand-made paper. With printed errata slip laid on to the title page (variant slip omitting the word 'exact' and with a capital letter to the word 'Proprietors') Eight poems comprise: 'The Dawn'; 'On Woman'; 'The Fisherman'; 'The Hawk; Memory'; 'The Thorn Tree'; 'The Phoenix' and 'There is a Queen in China'. This edition is a facsimile of 'certain pages' from the quarterly periodical, 'Form' (Morland Press).

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        Sammlung der Drucksachen des Preussischen Hauses der Abgeordneten. 22. Legislaturperiode, III. Session 1916-1917 ( später 1619 - 1918 ) Bd. I - XI ( ohne Band IX )

      Preussische Verlagsanstalt, Berlin - Band I - VIII, Band X-XI von offenbar XI erschienenen Bänden zu den Drucksachen der Jahre 1916 - 1918 ( Band XI gibt als Erscheinungsjahr 1919 an ). Mit den Drucksachen 1 - 737b = Seiten 1 - 4760 ( Drucksache 737b die dann anschließt ist die Übersicht von den Staatseinnahmen und - ausgaben des Jahres 1916 mit XXXII, 810 Seiten. Hiernach fehlt der Band IX, die mir vorliegenden Bände X-XI beinhalten die Drucksachen 832 - 1298 = Seiten 5401 - 6803. Ob hiernach noch Bände erschienen sind zur III. Session bzw. III. Tagung ist mir nicht bekannt aber bedingt durch das Erscheinungsjahr des letzten Bandes von 1919 eher unwahrscheinlich. Mit zahlreichen Tabellen, einigen farbigen Karten. ( Drucksache Nr. 224b:" Übersichtskarten über den Russeneinfall in Ostpreußen " mit 1 großen Plan - Drucksache Nr. 250: " Denkschrift, betreffend Versuche zur Prüfung der Luftdurchlässigkeit und der Feuerbeständigkeit weicher Bedachungsarten " mit 16 Abbildungen auf 4 Tafeln - Drucksache 270e: " Karte von Groß-Berlin " Maßstab 1:25000 mit Angabe der Geschosse der Bebauung - Drucksache Nr.576 " Entwurf eines Gesetzes, betreffend die Bereitstellung weiterer Staatsmittel für die durch Gesetz vom 1. April 1905 angeordneten Wasserstraßenbauten " mit einer Karte des Entwurfs Rhein-Herne-Kanal sowie einer Graphik des Durchgangverkehrs der Schleuse I Duisburg-Neiderich in den einzelnen Monaten der Jahre 1914 - 1916. ). Goldgeprägte Ohln, 4°. Einbände leicht berieben, innen Exlibris und Bibliotheksvermerke. Papier der letzten Bände stärker gebräunt. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 32000 Gramm ) ( Lagerort LG ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South-West Africa During the German Occupation 1884 - 1914

      Laurie, 1916, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, 2nd EditionThe boards are a bit bumped, sunned and worn. The binding has been repaired. One book plate and some foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 686h.

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        Entwurf für ein Bühnenbild.

      - Pinsel in Schwarz, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf festem gelblichem Karton, rechts unten signiert und datiert „Anneliese Wildeman 13.". 28,4:25,6 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Provenienz: Hans-Franck-Archiv, Berlin. Der dekorativ-phantasievolle Entwurf dokumentiert, daß diese Künstlerin, über die weiter nichts bekannt ist, mit dem Pinsel gekonnt umzugehen wußte. Sie fand u.a. Erwähnung in einem Artikel der Monatshefte für Kunstwissenschaft, IX. Jahrgang 1916 (liegt nicht vor). Die Herkunft des Blattes läßt vermuten, daß Anneliese Wildemann ein Bühnenbild für ein Stück von Hans Franck entwarf, der 1914-1921 als Dramaturg für das Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus und als Leiter der angegliederten Düsseldorfer Theater-Akademie, später Hochschule für Bühnenkunst, tätig war.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Les ports submergés de l'ancienne île de Pharos. (Mémoires présentés à l'Institut Égyptien et publiés sous les auspices de Sa Hautesse Hussein Kamel, Sultan d'Égypte, Tome IX)

      Le Caire, Siège de l'Institut Égyptien, 1916.. Quarto. Pp. 101, (3). Plus a number of colour lithograph plates, collotype picture plates, and engraved maps, all outside the pagination. Plus 4 folding colour lithograph maps, bound at end, the largest measuring over 50 x 100cm. Text figures, table. Triple crescent and star device to title. Serial-title, volume-title, and half-title present. Six appendices. Hardcover, handsomely bound in quarter polished calf and matching cloth, large spine with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt lettering, decorative endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound in, these a bit frayed. In a very fine condition, displaying fresh interior and crisp maps. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Mémoires présentés à l'Institut Égyptien et publiés sous les auspices de Sa Hautesse Hussein Kamel, Sultan d'Égypte, Tome IX. Very rare.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1916 - Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good.

      1916 - Hi, Here we have a rare 1916 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The 21st Wisden Hardback and the most expensive of the 20th Century. The rarest or second rarest since 1900. The lettering is always an issue on 1916s , i guess they were rationed on the gold leaf in 1916, however the front board has very good gilt for a 1916. The spine is faded and no dot after the year which is correct. Small name to first page corner. The boards are very good a small lifting of the cloth for 1cm by 3cm on the front if being picky and a dot mark to the rear boards but they are nice. Inside the hinges are very good, both are springy! Amazingly clean inside including the yellow pastedowns and photoplate. Minimal foxing. No restoration. A lovely book. Rare, Please see the large photographs. More photographs available on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916

      John Wisden & Co. 1916 - Fifty-third edition. Original paper wrappers, sl. rubbed, small area of staining running through point of top righthand corner and next 60pp. A good copy nonetheless. Contains tributes to W.G. Grace and V.T. Trumper, who both died in 1915.

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        Eight Poems. Limited Edition

      London: The Poetry Book Shop. G : in good condition without dust jacket in modern red cloth folding case. Covers browned and lightly foxed - some edge tears. Page edges uncut. Ink addtion to the text of the limitation details (front pastedown). 1916. Limited Edition [13/200]. Card covers. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). [26pp.]. Printed on Italian hand-made paper. With printed errata slip laid on to the title page (variant slip omitting the word 'exact' and with a capital letter to the word 'Proprietors') Eight poems comprise: 'The Dawn'; 'On Woman'; 'The Fisherman'; 'The Hawk; Memory'; 'The Thorn Tree'; 'The Phoenix' and 'There is a Queen in China'. This edition is a facsimile of 'certain pages' from the quarterly periodical, 'Form' (Morland Press). .

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        L'arte dei rumori

      Edizioni Futuriste di Poesia 1916 - Libro d'artista futurista [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Giorgio Maffei]
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        Art in California: A Survey of American Art with Special Reference to Californian Painting Sculpture and Architecture Past and Present Particularly as Those Arts were Represented at the Panama Pacific International Exposition

      R. L. Bernier, San Francisco 1916 - 183 pages of text plus 332 plates of paintings and sculptures. Brown cloth with title blind stamped to front cover. Paper label on spine. Gilt top edge. Very good in a very good slip case with a 3-inch closed tear along one corner. Very scarce in the slip case. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        Photo Album - WWI - Egypt Photo Journal

      Egypt, 1916. Cairo, Alexandria, Jerusalem, 1916-1919. Photograph album of scenes compiled by a unidentified man while serving in Egypt with Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, features 150 thematically presented photographs. A few images are from Palestine. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 5.5 x 5 cm, and the largest 10.5 x 8 cm. Includes silver print gelatin, albumen and carbon print photographs mounted in a writing journal made by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London. In addition, there are some 58 photograph illustrating the officer's home life and RFC colleagues in England. 8vo. soft maroon cloth boards, original endpapers, volume measures 17.5 x 22 cm. Boards bowed, wearing to extremities, otherwise in Very Good Condition, a captivating collection of images from Egypt one hundred years ago. These images suggest that the compiler of this album associated with the Number 14 Squadron, which assisted Lawrence of Arabia in the Arab Revolt (1916-1918). "Indigenous life in the Near East" could very well be the title of this visual chronicle, which centers largely on Arabic tradition, customary gender roles, and the mysteriously veiled women, skilfully captured in arresting images. Seemingly unfettered by their abaya or the niqab unique to Egypt, Arab women are photographed fetching water from the Nile and carrying it in large terracotta pots, others are cautiously peering at the photographer through the small window of their garment. Especially rare however, are the images of European women donning forms of the so-called burqua in a fashionable manner, with jewellery, lace embellishments and classic heels. [In the early 20th century, the niqab was not a practice confined to Muslims. The niqab was worn by both Muslim and Christian elite women, an urban phenomenon which originated in Istanbul and was part of the harem tradition. At the time, wearing a face veil, or al-habara, was described as "a national Egyptian dress for upper-class women". Not long after these photographs were taken, however, in 1919 during Egyptian nationalist movement, upper-class women, both Muslim and Coptic Christian, protested the burqua, some walking in the city without the cover.] The men are generally photographed employing their trade, while some teach their sons the same, as with the young shepherd boy assisting his father near the pyramids. Most interesting is a man pressing garments by foot with a hot iron, ploughing crops with an ox-driven wood sledge, and other field work. Great use is made of various forms of carts, from selling tea or snacks, to general travel. Camels also prove most efficient for conveyance, as caravans cross the desert, the men leading afoot, and others are heavily laden with building materials. We also find pastoralist nomads, Bedouins fabricating a tent, and Berbers leading camel. Fascinating structures feature a beehive-like dome made of stones and mud, and a round dwelling made of vertical sticks. The album also yields firsthand snapshot images of World War I aircraft, including the popular Maurice Farman MF.11 Shorthorn, reconnaissance and light bomber used in the early part of the war. A simple wooden structure was erected for the aviation mechanics here either constructing or repairing the frame of a small aeroplane. Other men inspect crash sites of fallen aircraft, all of which would have certainly been disheartening. Also pertaining to military duty, men are seen crossing vast desert regions with select supplies and limited sustenance. Complete with some glimpses of ancient Egyptian civilization and the all important Nile, an early photograph of the sphinx of Memphis is featured. Having been discovered less than five years earlier, its foundation remains unaltered as it lays in its original state after excavation. [Also referred to as the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis, and the Calcite Sphinx was discovered in 1912 when an affiliate from the British School in Egypt spotted a uniquely carved object jutting out of a sand hill.] A basalt statue and a large stele stand unprotected in open areas. Also included are views of the Great Sphinx and Pyramid of Giza, as well as a small village scantily covered by palms. Lovely photographs provide uncommon views of the tomb and mosque of Sultan Kait Bey, Mameluke sultan of Egypt, built in 1474 and situated in northeast Cairo. Colonial monuments include the statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps which was erected at the entrance of the Suez Canal on 17 November 1899, and the Kobri el Gezira Bridge with its two large lion statues, the bridge having been built in 1872, and later demolished in 1931. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was one of the main squadrons operating in Egypt during WWI. They were based at a number of locations around the Suez Canal from 1915, keeping an eye on the Turks in Palestine and tribes in the Western Desert. Towards the end of 1916 their work involved assisting T.E. Lawrence ?'Lawrence of Arabia?'. The RFC had only been formed in April 1912 as the British military began to recognise the potential for aircraft as observation platforms. It was in this role that the RFC went to war in 1914 to undertake reconnaissance and artillery observation. The massive expansion of the British Army in late 1914 was reflected in an expansion of the Royal Flying Corps. Because of the shortage of both aeroplanes and trained pilots, new squadrons were formed as cadres of semi-trained pilots around a nucleus of pilots from RFC training squadrons. During WWI, the British saw an urgent requirement, primarily for pilots, and set up an extensive training system in Egypt. Training facilities were established in Ismailia, Aboukir, Abu Sueir, El Ferdan, and El Rimal. Initially, its recruits were from Britain, but as Britain's home training facilities began keeping pace with demand, the Egyptian schools took in local cadets, as well as some from South Africa. Although the output was mainly pilots, the No.3 School of Military Aviation No3, which had opened in November, 1916 at Aboukir, also initiated a school of gunnery. On 3 February 1915, Number 14 Squadron RFC was formed, and by autumn, when air forces were needed in the Middle East theatre of the First World War, it was deployed to Egypt. By mid-1916 the Squadron was operating in support of the Army advance across the Sinai. In late October 1916, "C" Flight was deployed to the Hejaz region of western Arabia in support of Colonel Lawrence and fighters of the Arab Revolt. Conditions and terrain were harsher in the Hejaz even than the Western Desert had been, nevertheless, in six months of operations, the Flight was able to provide valuable reconnaissance for Lawrence as well as carrying out bombing attacks on Turkish facilities in the Hejaz. The Squadron continued to support the Army advance through Palestine and onwards towards Damascus up until the Turkish Armistice which was signed at the end of October 1918, whence they returned to the UK. In 1919, during the rapid reduction of the RFC, the Squadron was disbanded, at least for a short time, until the newly-formed Air Force Board created a reduced-size RAF, keeping certain squadron numbers in recognition of distinguished wartime service. In 1914 as a result of the declaration of war with the Ottoman Empire, of which Egypt was nominally a part, Britain declared a Protectorate over Egypt and deposed the Khedive, replacing him with a family member, Fuad, who was made Sultan of Egypt by the British. A group known as the Wafd Delegation attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 to demand Egypt's independence. Included in the group was political leader, Saad Zaghlul, who would later become Prime Minister. In the wake of the British-ordered exile of revolutionary leader Saad Zaghlul, and other members of the Wafd Party, to the island of Malta, a tremendous nation-wide uprising occurred in Egypt in March and April 1919, known as the Egyptian Revolution of 1919, to protest British occupation of Egypt and Sudan. Riots were carried out by Egyptians and Sudanese from different walks of life, Much to the surprise of the British authorities, Egyptian women also demonstrated, led by Huda Sha?'rawi (1879-1947), who would become the leading feminist voice in Egypt in the first half of the twentieth century.. Very Good.

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        The story of the string and how it grew...Pictures by Crawford Young

      New York: Artemas Ward. [1916]. "First edition, oblong 8vo, unpaged; color illustrations with the original string running through the textblock; original cloth-backed boards in tan and yellow pictorial dust jacket; jacket edges dust-soiled, chipped, and worn with shallow tears and losses not affecting text or illustration; a very good copy in a good but quite uncommon dust jacket. "

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        Das Urteil.

      . Eine Geschichte.Lpz., K.Wolff 1916, Or.-Br.29 S.+ 1 S.Anz.1.Ausg.(Der jüngste Tag).Smolen 34; Dietz 31; Raabe 146,4.Umschlagränder leicht gebräunt bzw.fleckig u.am Rücken m.2 kl.Fehlstellen, VDeckelrand m.Fehlstelle, Titel m.schwacher Abklatschbräunung, durchgehende leichte Stockflecke..

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        Scientifica Hermetica - An Introduction to the Science of Alchemy - The text of the Hermetic Sermons on "An Introduction to the Gnosis of the Nature of Things" and the Sacred Sermon, Together with the Esoteric Commentary, Giving in ... (Truncated)

      Hermetic Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1916, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, Special EditionFull Book Title: Scientifica Hermetica - An Introduction to the Science of Alchemy - The text of the Hermetic Sermons on "An Introduction to the Gnosis of the Nature of Things" and the Sacred Sermon, Together with the Esoteric Commentary, Giving in Full, the Esoteric Key to These Two Great Sermons. The Official Interpretation of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Atlantis115 pages (complete). This precise and curious book is, taking its age into account, in astonishing good condition. On the pre-dedication page there is the following flourish of exhortation (all spaces not filled in): "Set No. Private Edition of Hermetica for the Individual Use of ------- In evidence whereof it is strictly understood these Private Lessons must not be loaned as they come to you fully magnetised, and the magnetism MUST remain intact. Signed and sealed this . day of . 191. -----------" The cover is strong and determined. There is wear to the edges, the spine and the corners. It has marking and scuffing. The gold trim has been worn from storage and ownership. Inside, there is mild staining to the last pages, but the text is unaffected. The pages are very firm, astonishingly fresh and healthy, clean, clear and very sure and confident. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Esoteric; Inventory No: odmp.

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        Et j'ai voulu la paix.

      London: The Egoist, 1916 - Octavo. Single quire wire stitched, self wrappers printed in black. Staple rusty, wrappers soiled and a little creased. With the publisher's emendation to his address printed inside the rear wrapper. First edition, sole printing. A book of war poetry of pacifist tendency by a minor but fascinating member of the modernist set. Spire - a French Jew - was an intimate of Pound, at whose suggestion and at whose apartments the party was held where James Joyce and Sylvia Beach first met. In his editorial capacity at The Egoist, Pound would have been instrumental in its publication. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE LOG BOOK OF WILLIAM ADAMS, 1614 - 1619 With the Journal of Edward Saris, and Other Documents Relating to Japan, Cochin China, etc

      London, printed by the Eastern Press, 1916.Reprinted from The Transactions of the Japan Society of London Vol XIII, edited by C. J. Purnell, 1916. 8vo, approximately 245 x 165 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, frontispiece and 2 illustrations, pages: title page and contents page, 155 - 302 plus 9 pages of index, from page186 the pages have 2 numbers so page 187 is also numbered page 1 and so on to page 116 which is also numbered page 302, making a total of 150 pages. Bound in ochre coloured cloth with gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Slight rubbing to cloth, title page has a small pale stain, endpapers age - browned, small worm hole in outer margins from page 263 to last blank page getting a little larger, and also affecting the inside of the back cover, not affecting any text, bookseller's small label on bottom of last pastedown "Sam Ying Company, bookbinders & stationers, 33 Second St..West Point, Hong Kong", ink name on first pastedown. Otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Stampkraft Fairy Tales: Three Little Pigs; Alice in Wonderland; Grimm's Fairy Tales; Andersen's Fairy Tales; The Story of the Birds; Rip Van Winkle

      New York: United Art Publishing Co, 1916. Unarco Series. Hardcover. Oblong quarto [20.5 cm x 28 cm] 1/4 blue cloth spine with tan, orange, blue and black pictorial paper over boards. A list of the other titles in the series is printed on the rear pastedown. Very good condition. The spine ends are mildly bumped and rubbed, the underlying boards are exposed at the corners, and there are roughly a dozen small, light moisture stains on the covers. The envelope is no longer present on the front pastedown, and the stamps have been gummed to the pages (all stamps are present). The front pastedown has several small areas of abrasion, and the pages are moderately darkened at the edges. Fit the Picture to the Story." A children's stamp activity book, in which each colorful stamp is pasted on the blank spaces corresponding with the stories.

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        The acorn-planter:

      New York: Macmillan, 1916. Hardcover. 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

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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. 6 TOMOS

      - Madrid,1916-17. Imp. De la Revista de Archivos. Biblioteca y Museos. Símil piel casero con dorados en lomera. XXVII + 482 + 484 + 488 + 500 + 504 + 505pp., 26x18cm. Conserva cubiertas orginales. Puntos de óxido. Ilustrado con retrato del autor. Dedicatoria y firma del autor de las notas: Francisco Rodríguez Marín. Buen estado. (Vitrina San José) CERVANTINAS

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        ALS from Jack London's widow Charmian London (dated on the one month anniversary of Jack London's death)

      1916, Book Condition: Very Good PlusAutograph letter signed in black ink on card stock, 7 x 11 cm, dated Dec. 22, 1916. Written recto and verso entirely in Charmian London's hand, together with the note's original mailing envelope, also addressed by Charmian. The envelope is neatly opened at the top, retains the flap, and has only minor soiling and wear. The enclosed card has minor soil and a faint crease to the upper right corner. Sent from Glen Ellen, CA in reply to a letter of condolence she received after her husband's death from Captain Samuel W. Noyes of Texas. The letter opens "Dear People: -", Charmian London then expresses her "heart's best thanks" for their "letter of the 7th" and states near the end "It's a bad thing / Jack was badly poisoned some way." (London's Death Certificate names uraemia following renal colic - ie. kidney failure - as the cause of his death. The Cambridge Guide to English Literature [1996] states '. ..he was an unhappy man who could not reconcile his own success with the things he had seen and endured. He died at the age of 40, perhaps by sucide.'). Thus an unpublished letter from Charmian London written on the one month anniversary of her husband's death, speaking openly to his being "poisoned". Of note is that Jack and Charmian London Correspondence and Papers, of the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives Manuscript Collection, also hold correspondence with Noyes, S.W. dated 1915 July 1, in box 8, folder 5 of their collections.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.

      . Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. 8vo (23.2 x 15.8 cm). 64 pp. Contemporary quarter crimson calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.l The first description of Einstein's "general theory of relativity"and the first dealing with gravity, not to be confused with his 1905 introduction of the more limited "special relativity". This is the official "Sonderdruck" (offprint) from the "Annalen der Physik", Band 49, printed by Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig, with their number 314 on the title page verso (i.e. the true first edition with the pages numbered [1]-64). It includes a preface and an index that are not present in the Annalen-version. According to Weil, "This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too (163 x 243 mm) and it is described now as "t h e o r i g i n a l e d i t i o n" of this classic paper. ... There are several anastatic reprints of it". The rear wrapper lists seven other Barth publications, nearly all on physics and written by Wien, Planck, and Wiener, ending with Wiener, 1909, and Ziehen, 1916. There is also a little known later (1919) reprint, not listed in Weil, which is also dated "1916". However, in that edition the rear wrapper publication list ends with Lorentz (1919), and Wien (1919)! A clean copy, very slightly trimmed, otherwise unaltered. It is rare to see a copy with the contents and wrappers in such a good state. Horblit, 26c; Weil, 80a; PMM, 408..

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        3 eigenh. Postkarten mit U., 1 eh. Brief mit U. sowie eh. Visitkarte.

      Wien, 31. III. 1910, 3. I. 1913 und 28. XII. 1916. - Zus. 7 SS. (Qu.-)8vo. An Frau und Herrn Stalzer: "Von unserem Osterurlaub krank zurückgekehrt, bin ich heute das 1. mal ausser Bett und sage Ihnen nur, dass ich mich ser freuen werde, Sie und Ihren Gemahl bei mir zu sehen" (Wien, 31.3.1910). Zwei weitere Schreiben sind an Herrn und Frau Stalzer adressiert, in denen Sie deren freundliche Wünsche erwidert.

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        A Handbook of the Theory of Colour

      1916. HURST, George H. A Handbook of the Theory of Colour. Revised by H. B. Stocks. viii, 160 pp. Illustrated with 11 chromolithographic plates. 8vo., bound in original green cloth. London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1916.Second Revised Edition, originally published 1900. "Excellent general manual incorporating Helmholtz, Ruskin, and physiology of vision." (Herbert, A Color Bibliography, II, p. 153). Hurst intended this work for artists, painters, dyers, calico printers, etc. In the compilation of this book the author relied upon the manuals of Chevreul, Benson, Rood, Church, etc. The plates, printed in chromolithography, are bold, bright, and exceptionally attractive. Spine sunned, a near fine copy. Birren Catalogue 346.

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        Studies Based on the Colours and Magnitudes in Stellar Clusters

      Washington DC: Carnegie Institution, , 1916. First Paper: The General Problem of Clusters. Second Paper: Thirteen Hundred Stars in the Hercules Cluster (Messier 13). Third Paper: A Catalogue of 311 Stars in Messier 67. Contributions from the Mount Wilson Solar Observatory Nos. 115, 116, and 177. Octavo. Original light greenish-blue wrappers printed in black. Charts and diagrams throughout. Light dampstain to edge of upper wrapper, wrappers a little rubbed at the edges with a couple of short splits to the upper wrapper, contents faintly toned in the margins. An excellent copy. First separate edition. The first three papers in Harlow Shapley's monumental, multi-part analysis of globular clusters of stars, from which he estimated the size and shape of the Milky Way galaxy. Though his final estimate was off due to the dimming of the clusters by dust clouds, he was the first to realise that the Milky Way was much larger than believed and that our solar system was on its periphery, not at the centre. This is now a key part of the Copernican principle, which states that the Earth is not in a favoured position in the universe.

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        VULCAN LOCOMOTIVES

      Vulcan Iron Works, Wilkes Barre, PA 1916 - 160 pages with an abundance of Vulcan locomotive photographs along with pages of data for each. Bound in original green cloth with border stamped in blind and stamped in reverse gilt. Impression of paper clip at top of first few pages. A hint of loss of green color from apparent removal of small sticker from front cover. Previous price in ink on front endpaper. A fine and bright copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kandinsky. Gummesons Konsthandel, Strandvägen 17, Stockholm.

      Stockholm, Druck: Elis Östergers Tryckeri, [1916],. 14,7 x 11,4 cm, (8) Seiten, schlichte Original-Klammerheftung, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, kleiner Fleck auf dem Rückendeckel. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar. Sehr seltene Begleitschrift zum Ausstellungskatalog. As an annex to the catalogue, gallery owner Gummesson had a small brochure printed. It was entiteld Kandinsky and written by Gösta Adrain-Nilsson.. Literatur: Barnett, Vivian Endicott, Kandinsky and Sweden, 1989; Darin in Auszügen die englisch-sprachige Übersetzung des Textes (Seite 38ff.) - Derouet, Christian, Boissel, Jessica, Kandinsky, [vollständiger Katalog der Sammlungen], Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1984 (siehe Seite 146). - Für mich ist nur ein Exemplar in der Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, nachweisbar.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.

      Leipzig, Barth, 1916.. (23,5 x 15,5 cm). 64 S. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. (Sonderdruck aus: Annalen der Physik).. Erste Ausgabe der ersten vollständigen Beschreibung seiner revolutionären Theorie in Form der Separatausgabe. Der Band, gedruckt auf kräftigem hellen Papier bei Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig, erfüllt alle bei Weil aufgeführten Kriterien für die erste Ausgabe und ist kein zeitgenössischer Nachdruck. - Die Relativitätstheorie hat nicht nur die Astrophysik, sondern das ganze wissenschaftliche Weltbild verändert. - Namensstempel auf Titel, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - Weil 80a; PMM 408 First edition, monograph issue. - Recent half calf in old style. Stamp to title. Fine copy

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        KANDINSKY. Om Konstnären. Ausstellungskatalog Gummesonns Kunsthandel. Eröffnung: 1. Februar 1916. Original-Farblithographie auf dem Vorderdeckel, die eigens von Kandinsky für diese Ausstellung geschaffen wurde.

      Stockholm, Förlag Gummesons Konsthandel, Omsalget utfördt af konstförlaget Grafia (Druck der Farblithograpfie). Druck des Textes: Tryckeri A.-B. Thule in Stockholm, 1916,. 16,3 x 12,6 cm, 29 (1) Seiten, durchgehender Fleck am oberen Schnitt, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. >gedruckte Widmung für Gabriele Münter<.. Roethel 159. - ars libri 148, 71. - Grohmann (1958) Karpel-Bibliographie 415, 424. - Selwood, 26. - Literatur: Barnett, Vivian Endicott, Kandinsky and Sweden, 1989. - Derouet, Christian, Boissel, Jessica, kandinsky [vollständiger Katalog der Sammlungen], Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1984 (siehe Seite 146). - Lindsay, Kenneth C., Vergo, Peter, Kandinsky Complete Writings on Art, 2 vols., >The Documents of Twentieth Century Art, Motherwell/Flam (Ed.,)<. Boston, 1981 darin: (Band 1): Seite 407ff. (englisch-sprachige Übersetzung des Textes). - Selten.

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        Nach Deutsch-Ost-Afrika : Reise-Erlebnisse.

      Freidewald-Dresden, Aurora, 1916.. Original-Kartoneinband, 8°, 71 Seiten, mit 10 photographische Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Sehr schönes Exemplar. Inhalt: Eine Reise nach Deutsch-Ost-Afrika / Mit Eisenbahn und Ochsenwagen durch die Steppe / Skizzen aus dem Frauenleben in Deutsch-Ost-Afrika / Weihnachten in Afrika..

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1916. First edition. Very Good +. A Very Good+ copy with light wear at the spine ends and corners, an early gift inscription on the front end paper and the rear hinge starting, but unrepaired. Otherwise an attractive copy with bright gilt and clean, unfoxed pages. The author's first novel, a semi-autobiographical work, that laid the groundwork for his masterpiece, "Ulysses." This novel is more accessible than some of his later work. It tracks the physical, emotional and psychological growth of a young Joyce as he searches for his voice and his path in life, culminating with the decision to pursue his art abroad: "I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race." "It is a mosaic of jagged fragments that does altogether render with extreme completeness the growth of a rather secretive, imaginative boy in Dublin. The technique is startling, but on the whole it succeeds." -- H. G. Wells. Very Good +.

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        The story of the string and how it grew.Pictures by Crawford Young

      [1916] Artemas Ward, New York 1916 - First edition, oblong 8vo, unpaged; color illustrations with the original string running through the textblock; original cloth-backed boards in tan and yellow pictorial dust jacket; jacket edges dust-soiled, chipped, and worn with shallow tears and losses not affecting text or illustration; a very good copy in a good but quite uncommon dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uelzener Kreiszeitung, Tagespost, Nachrichten und Anzeigen, Amtlicher Anzeiger für Stadt und Kreis Uelzen und den Flecken Bevensen

      . 544 Ausgaben, meist vierseitig, broschiert. - Enthalten: 1916; Nr.: 197 bis 263 / 1917; Nr.: 33 bis 143, 157 bis 309 / 1918; Nr.: 2 bis 92, 110 bis 179, 211, 243, 251 bis 300, 302, 303 / 1919; Nr.: 126 bis 157, 243 bis 273 / dazu eine Zeitungsbeilage -

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        THE FORUM EXHIBITION OF MODERN AMERICAN PAINTERS

      1916.KENNERLEY, Mitchell. The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters. 78 pp., and [4] pp. of advertisements. Illustrated with 16 plates. Small 4to., 250 x 165 mm, bound in original boards, title printed in black on front cover and spine, in a new gray and blue cloth folding box with brown leather spine label. New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1916.Exhibition catalogue for the pioneering show at Anderson Galleries on March 13-25, 1916, of works by sixteen American Modernists: Ben Benn, Thomas H. Benton, Oscar Bluemner, Andrew Dasburg, Arthur G. Dove, Marsden Hartley, S. MacDonald-Wright, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Henry L. McFee, George F. Of, Man Ray, Morgan Russell, Charles Sheeler, A. Walkowitz, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Each artist contributed a statement, here printed opposite the plate showing his or her work. Members of the committee that chose the artists and works on view were Christian Brinton, Robert Henri, W.H. de B. Nelson, Alfred Stieglitz, and John Weichsel, who all wrote forewards, and Willard Huntington Wright, who also contributed the introduction, "What Is Modern Painting?" A very good copy of a seminal exhibition catalogue.

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        Eigenh. Stellungnahme mit U.

      Wien Hetzendorf, 24. IV. 1916.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Wenige Monate vor der Thronbesteigung Kaiser Karls verfaßter Entwurf einer Stellungnahme betreffs eines Austauschs von Gefangenen. In dem von Kammervorsteher Prinz Zdenko Lobkowitz ms. verfaßten und eh. unterzeichneten Schreiben teilt dieser Erzherzogin Zita die näheren Umstände mit: "Dimitrij Jantschewetzky[,] Korrespondent der Russischen Zeitung 'Nowaja Wremja', wurde hier in Folge eines gegen ihn durchgeführten Spionageprozesses zum Tode verurteilt und zu lebenslänglichem Kerker begnadigt. Auf Wunsch der Russischen Regierung wurde er zum Austausch gegen den Admiral Mauler von Elisenau bestimmt. Letzterer ist inzwischen in Russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft gestorben. Nunmehr ist der Genannte zum Austausch gegen den Erzbischof Grafen Szeptycki der Russischen Regierung angeboten worden; die diesbezüglichen Verhandlungen sind noch nicht erledigt, beziehungsweise ist noch keine Antwort von Russland erfolgt. (Geht durch die Spanische Botschaft.) [...]". - Erzherzogin Zita nimmt nun detailliert zu dieser Problematik Stellung und schließt das an ihren Mann gerichtete Schreiben folgendermaßen: "So bitte ich Dich jetzt zu entscheiden was ich in der Angelegenheit machen soll! Der Span[ische] Bot[schafter] glaubt ich hätte es schon im Minist[erium] sagen lassen (zu Deiner Vertretung) | Zita". - Das gegenständliche Schreiben illustriert die Einflußnahme der späteren Kaiserin auf die Politik ihres Mannes, zeigt jedoch auch daß die letztgültige Entscheidung - zumindest hier - beim Kaiser lag. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Prinzen Lobkowitz.

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        A Handbook of the Theory of Colour

      1916. HURST, George H. A Handbook of the Theory of Colour. Revised by H. B. Stocks. viii, 160 pp. Illustrated with 11 chromolithographic plates. 8vo., bound in original green cloth. London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1916. |~||~||~||~| Second Revised Edition, originally published 1900. "Excellent general manual incorporating Helmholtz, Ruskin, and physiology of vision." (Herbert, A Color Bibliography, II, p. 153). Hurst intended this work for artists, painters, dyers, calico printers, etc. In the compilation of this book the author relied upon the manuals of Chevreul, Benson, Rood, Church, etc. The plates, printed in chromolithography, are bold, bright, and exceptionally attractive. Spine sunned, a near fine copy. Birren Catalogue 346.

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        Life Amongst the Sandbags

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1916. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; boards bumped with some edgewear; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Superwomen

      New York: Printed for Subscribers Only / (Moffat and Yard) Dingwell-Rock Ltd.. (1916). Apparent reprint. A few pages roughly opened with resulting small chips or tears else fine in fine dustwrapper with just a touch of wear. A lovely copy of an exceptionally uncommon title, apparently intended as mildly salacious fare. Very uncommon in jacket. OCLC locates no copies of this edition. .

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        Le poète assassiné

      Original issue which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half chocolate sheepskin back with four nerves purposes with small traces of friction, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Precious autograph dedication signed by the author. Light foxing mainly affecting slices. Bibliothèque des curieux Paris 1916 11,5x18cm relié

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        Les ports submerges de l'ancienne ile de Pharos. (Memoires presentes a l'Institut Egyptien et publies sous les auspices de Sa Hautesse Hussein Kamel, Sultan d'Egypte, Tome IX).

      Le Caire, Siege de l'Institut Egyptien, 1916.. Quarto. Pp. 101, (3). Plus a number of colour lithograph plates, collotype picture plates, and engraved maps, all outside the pagination. Plus 4 folding colour lithograph maps, bound at end, the largest measuring over 50 x 100cm. Text figures, table. Triple crescent and star device to title. Serial-title, volume-title, and half-title present. Six appendices. Hardcover, handsomely bound in quarter polished calf and matching cloth, large spine with gilt ruled raised bands, gilt lettering, decorative endpapers, with the original printed wrappers bound in, these a bit frayed. In a very fine condition, displaying fresh interior and crisp maps. Excellent copy. ~ First edition. Memoires presentes a l'Institut Egyptien et publies sous les auspices de Sa Hautesse Hussein Kamel, Sultan d'Egypte, Tome IX. Very rare..

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