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        Spectra. A Book of Poetic Experiments

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley,, 1916. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles and decoration to spine and covers in black. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Short ink note to final page, spine browned, upper edges of boards lightly tanned, boards a little bowed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of the anti-Modernist hoax by American poets Witter Bynner and Arthur Davison Ficke.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GAUDIER-BRZESKA A MEMOIR...INCLUDING THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS OF THE SCULPTOR, AND A SELECTION FROM HIS LETTERS

      London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1916.. Quarto. Gray-green cloth with raised design, lettered in gilt. Portrait and plates. Bookplate, usual tanning of endsheets, small nick at corner of portrait, rear inner hinge cracking, spine ends frayed, but a good, sound copy. First edition, first binding. From a total first printing of one thousand sets of sheets, this is one about 450 copies to appear in the primary U.K. binding. GALLUP A10a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        DR. J. B. CRANFILL';S CHRONICLE: A STORY OF LIFE IN TEXAS

      Fleming H. Revell, New York 1916 - Octavo. Publishers blue cloth binding titled in white on the front cover and gold on the spine; shelfworn at the extremities including some fraying at the spine ends and corners; spine was unevenly faded and has been gently toned to match; 37 illustrations on 35 plates, all present as called for; 2 previous owner stamps and one previous owner name on the front free endpaper; digital images can be made available upon request. (Howes C864a). near Very Good binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        AMORES Poems

      Duckworth 1916 - First edition, Roberts' earliest issue with untrimmed pages and a sixteen page catalogue of adverts to rear. Original blue cloth with gilt titles, in printed dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which just shows minor wear to the head of the spine and a couple of small closed tears. The author's second collection of poetry, published in an edition of 900 copies about half of which were remaindered and issued significantly later without adverts. Roberts A9.a.(I) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Augustus Does His Bit: an Unofficial Dramatic Tract on War Saving and Cognate Topics.

      [London: Constable & Company, 1916] - Original printed wrappers. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Lightly worn and marked. Shaw's copy of the second rough proof copy, with two small ink corrections in his hand. Laurence AA11b. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        International Government. Two Reports. With an Introduction by Bernard Shaw.

      New York: Brentano's, 1916 - Octavo. Blue stiff wrappers. Some toning to wrappers, small closed tear to upper wrapper and title page. An excellent copy. A pre-publication separatum of Shaw's introduction to Leonard Woolf's International Government, printed to secure copyright. Laurence located only 5 copies. Laurence A138.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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 - 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. Near 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. 2 Kg. 195 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Backwash Of War : The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse

      New York: G P Putnam's Sons. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1916. 1st Ed 1st Pr. Hardcover. Fr hinge repaired, cocked, sp creasing, o/w lt wear. Solid copy. Unsparing account of the brutal and heart-rending choices made in battlefield medicine. Banned after US entered the Great War. Listed in Enser, A Subject Bibliography of The First World War in both Hospitals and Medical categories. This classic begins: "When he could stand it no longer, he fired a revolver up through the roof of his mouth, but he made a mess of it. ... He was a deserter, and discipline must be maintained. Since he failed to do the job, his life must be saved, he must be nursed back to health, until he was well enough to be stood up against a wall and shot. This is War. Things like this also happen in peace time, but not so obviously." A worn but solid copy of the scarce first printing of this moving account of the horrors of war.; 186+5ad pages .

      [Bookseller: Mike's Library]
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        The Works of Gilbert Parker. Imperial Edition. [23 Volumes, Finely Bound]

      Charles Scribner - New York, 1916-1923. Complete in 23 volumes. An attractive finely bound set in near fine condition with a few stray scuffs to bindings and some normal fading to spines. Half red crushed morocco over orange cloth. Spines in six compartments with raised bands and gilt decorative inlays. This set was sold by subscription only and is difficult to find complete and in such nice shape. An attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Illustrations by Hansi and Poulbot Tetes de Boches, etc.

      Half Morocco. Very Good Minus. Ten mounted caricature postcards by Hansi from the 1916 series, Tetes de Boches (this is the complete series), nine, by Poulbot, all relating to World War One. Hansi, the pen name of Jean-Jacques Waltz (1873 - 1951), was famous both as an illustrator and French patriot, the latter for his unflagging contribution to the French revanchist movement to reclaim the Alsace, lost as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, and returned to France after the First World War. Poulbot (1879 - 1946) was a well-known affichiste celebrated for both his World War One posters and postcards and for his illustrations of Parisian street kids. The Hansi pictures are simple, humorous character portraits rendered in color, while the Poulbot drawings, all black and white line drawings, depict scenes in which the amusing caption explains what is going on. Children figure prominently in the Poulbot scenes; all of them, though, touch on the ongoing war in one way or another. The cards are all attractively mounted onto heavy card stock leaves within rectangular borders. There is no title page as such, but there is a presentation page. This copy was given to Abbe Jean Borde d'Arrere, Aumonier Militaire and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, whose name and title is actually mounted onto the page, suggesting that the same album may have been given to a number of honorees. Nonetheless, this is a scarce item, with no copies to be found on OCLC. Poulbot is mispelled on the spine as "Roulbot". Cover substantially edgeworn and rubbed, with cloth mottled and soiled. The interior is tight and clean. Former owner's pencil inscription on ffep.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Novels and Stories-

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        B. and M. Gratz, Merchants in Philadelphia 1754-1903

      Jefferson City, MO: Hugh Stephens Company, 1916. Full Calf. Very Good/very good. The Gratz Family Papers& & GRATZ, Bernard and Michael. B. and M. Gratz, Merchants in Philadelphia 1754-1903. Jefferson City, MO: Hugh Stephens Company, 1916. 386pp. Original calf, raised spine bands, gilt lettering. With dustjacket. & & LIMITED TO 250 COPIES. These Papers, were prepared for the Gratz family descendants and include documents of the Gratz Family patriarchs from the period of the French and Indian War to the administration of John Adams. The Gratz Family represented one of America’s most philanthropic, civic minded Jewish families. The book reproduces principally the letters of the founding brothers Bernard and Michael but also presents the enlightened and chatty writings of Michael’s famed daughter Rebecca.

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        In the Far North-West. An Expedition to the Musgrave and Everard Ranges

      Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co, 1916. Square duodecimo, 200 pp., 31 photographic plates, 2 small folding maps, original pink printed wrappers bound in, early presentation inscription on title-page; in attractive light tan half calf by Sangorski. In north-west South Australia. An excellent copy of an important twentieth-century work of inland exploration, with an important account of the Aboriginal tribes met by the author on a visit to the Musgrave and Everard Ranges, in the Pitjantjatjata lands of the Central Australian desert. The account includes a series of important photographs. The work also includes a supplementary chapter "Among the Birds. Ornithologists at Mallacoota Inlet", a charming account of the joys of bird-watching in Gippsland. Inscribed on the title-page 'To Our dear old Friend Miss Doswell with much love upon this your birthday. From the writer & his wife "Weetunga" 19-4-17.'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        FORM. A Quarterly Journal Containing Poetry, Sketches, Articles of Literary and Critical Interest Combined with Prints, Woodcuts, Lithographs, Calligraphy, Decorations and Initials. Edited by Austin O. Spare and Francis Marsden. [Cover Title: FORM. A Quarterly Of The Arts].

      - London & NY: John Lane, April,1916. Vol. 1, No. 1. The first issue of this short-lived periodical. Folio: 29 X 47.5 cm. 58 pages. Pictorial wrappers. This copy is disbound, with some wear to the spine. There is some moderate soiling and edge wear to the outer wrappers, and a closed tear partway across the front wrapper (not touching text or illustration); basically very good otherwise. Internally the sheets are all clean, with no stains or blemishes. Sensational grotesques by Austin Spare, several double-page; also art by Charles Ricketts, Frederick Carter, Frank Brangwyn, and others. Literary contributors include De la Mare & Yeats. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller]
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        Over the Brazier

      The Poetry Bookshop, London 1916 - 32pp :: Cover illustration by C Lovat Fraser :: Graves subsequently disparaged his wartime poems and excluded them from the authorised collections of his work. When he delivers himself of lines like 'The whole field was so smelly; / We smelt the poor dog first: / His horrid swollen belly / Looked just like going burst', it is easy to see why. Nonetheless, as mentor and friend to Owen and Sassoon, he remains a pivotal figure in British war literature. 'Over the Brazier' (1916) was his first published work G : in Good condition. Cover edges chipped and creased. Wear to lower spine. Foxing throughout. Previous owner's inscription dated 1916 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Second Island Outlet

      1916 - Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. He began his Studies at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1879, under Otto Grundmann, and later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Upon return to America, he would become an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1888 Benson gained favorable attention in his first showing with the Society of American Artist in New York, with a piece that suggested the influence of academic Realism rather than Impressionism. By the early 1890s he began using his family as subjects; Benson later recalled having realized at the time that ¿design¿ was the most important component of painting. Consequently, works of the period provided evidence of a greater interest in patterns, silhouette, and abstract design. Late in his career, Frank Benson returned his boyhood interest in ornithological illustration. Following the 1913 Amory Show, Benson quietly moved to revolutionize the field of American sporting art. His rendering of wildlife, hunting, fishing, and camping infused the field with heightened artistic sensitivity, and reinvigorated a tradition- burdened field. Historical accounts indicate that Benson¿s teenage bird studies were extremely realistic. We can infer that they were similar to works by Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927). Those painters concentrated on painting objects with precision. Each blue jay painted by Fuertes had exactly the same color tones and patterns. This is realism in the sense that twelve jays in a cage look precisely the same. In contrast, Benson¿s artistic training brought him to realize that a viewer¿s experience of a jay¿s appearance varies with the tint of light cast by the sky, whether the jay is front lit or back lit, and the background. Furthermore, Benson realized that we did not perceive the precise feather pattern of a bird at a distance of 20 feet. Benson had learned that our eyes perceive light, not objects, and he introduced that realization into the sporting art field. Other artists such as Roland Clark, A. L. Ripley, and Richard Bishop quickly followed his lead. In 1915 he first exhibited etchings of wild fowl, to popular acclaim. After 1920 Benson turned increasingly to the depiction of landscapes featuring wild life, an outgrowth of his interest in hunting and fishing, from then on producing a steady and profitable output of etchings and watercolors in this vein. At the request of fellow artist and conservationist Jay Norwood ¿Ding¿ Darling, Benson designed the second Federal Duck Stamp on 1935. Etching, 11.5 x 17.5 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916

      1916 - Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916. 9 x 7 inches with border and frame to measure 14 x 10.5 inches. A wonderful photo of a boy in a sailor outfit transfixed by a sunroom aquarium. The photograph is signed and dated in pencil below the print, which is on a textured canvas-like surface. A shadow around the print appears to be original, forming a sort of border or mat around the photograph. Original frame "from the Shops of the Purnell Art Company. Baltimore". Some wear to the verso but photograph is excellent. Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann (c1886 - c1963) was an American photographer and artist who was one of the pioneers of taking formal portraits of people in their own homes rather than in a studio. Successful at a young age, she was accepted as an Associate Member in Alfred Stieglitz's important Photo-Secession at just 18 years old. In 1909 Stieglitz included three of her prints in the prominent National Arts Club exhibition which he organized. Another famous photographer, Robert Demachy, insisted her prints be included in an important show he was organizing in Paris the next year. A major show of hers opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1908, and 73 of her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Met. An excellent print by this major photographer. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        SIGNED LETTER TO SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY MCADOO, 1916

      1916. Very Good. TARBELL, Ida M. SIGNED LETTER TO SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY MCADOO, 1916, REFUSING A POSITION ON THE TARIFF COMISSION. One page, one side, 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, blue personal stationery with Tarbell's address. Typed. Letter creased horizontally and vertically, two corners slightly creased. Overall very good condition. In this letter, dated December 30, 1916, Tarbell graciously declines the Secretary's proposal (via Wilson) that she serve on the Tariff Commission: "...I hope that you know that I do consider it a privilege and an honor ... I am not physically fit to undertake the work. I have held very confining positions for years, and recently have had to vary my work ... It only means, however, that I have had to seek a change of work, not that I am retired. As a matter of fact I was never working harder." Tarbell proposes that she might aid the Commission by "interpreting it to the public ... through my professional channels." She makes reference to her tariff work of a few years past, which left her "in a rather anarchist mood on the subject ... Still, if I do attempt to write or talk again on the subject, I shall, for the sake of the cause, sink my anarchism and be wise as a serpent." Tarbell's THE TARIFF IN OUR TIMES was published in 1911, and made investigation of how the tariff system benefited businesses rather than the public.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Seven Log-Books concerning the Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby, Senior, of Whitby, England

      New York: The Explorers Club. (1916-1917). First edition. Eight volume set. Folios. Copy number 42 of 300 copies of this first printing of Scoresby's log books. Seven volumes are facsimiles of the original logs, with an eighth, introductory volume edited by Frederick Dellenbaugh and illustrated with folding maps, plates, additional facsimiles, and color portrait plates. Marbled papercovered boards, housed in the original slipcase. Ex-library copy, spine labels, bookplates, and perforated stamps to the title, maps, and color plates, else near fine in good slipcase with moderate soiling and scattered tears at the edges. A handsome, clean set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Black Arrow

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. True First Illustrated Edition with MCMXVI on title page and "Published October, 1916" along with Scribner's seal on copyright page. x, 328 pp. 14 color plates plus color title page by N.C. Wyeth. Original black cloth with pasted color plate on upper cover. HAS GILT top leaves. Ilustrated endpapers of men hunting in the woods. Pastedown is completely intact, small rubbings, slightly faded. Bright gold gilt lettering on spine. On the back endpaper at bottom a child has drawn a man with a bow & arrow in ink. Hinges starting a bit. Owner's inscription. Pages very white and clean. Wonderful copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Illus. by WYETH. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Alphabet de la Grande Guerre 1914-1916 Pour les enfants de nos soldats

      Paris: Berger-Levraut, 1916. Paper pastedown onto boards. Cloth spine.. Very Good. N.d., but surely 1916 -- the book was intended as a morale booster aimed at children. 4to. 32 by 25 cm. 29 pp., including title. An illustration per letter and page, with an explanation of the various martial and war-pertinent terminology or personalities. A hard-to-find title. Clean within, with some bowing of the boards, light soiling of boards, and small joint tear in rear.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Typed letter signed to Gilman D'Arcy Paul

      Baltimore 1916 - Mencken, Henry Louis (1880-1956). Typed letter signed to J. Gilman D'Arcy Paul (1893-1960). 2 pages. Baltimore, n.d. [1917]. 152 x 217 mm. Light soiling and creasing, lower edges a bit frayed, but very good.Excellent and characteristically acerbic letter from satirist and critic H. L. Mencken, regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the first half of the 20th century. His correspondent was Gilman D'Arcy Paul, a journalist, diplomat and civic leader in Baltimore.The letter opens with a brief discussion of the merits of Mencken's great friend Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945), whom Mencken championed despite acknowledging Dreiser's faults as a novelist:". . . You tell the horrible truth about Dreiser with surgical accuracy, but he still remains the best of the corn-fed herd. There is something Mary MacLaneish about him: his self-revelations are immense. Howells is too discreet and shallow. James is merely a fifth-rate Englishman. Dreiser really belongs to our fair republic, and shows the Knight of Pythias complex. I wish you knew him. He is more fun than a massacre."The other authors referred to here are William Dean Howells (1837-1920), Henry James (1843-1916) and Canadian writer Mary MacLane (1881-1929), author of several scandalous "confessional" memoirs. The Knights of Pythias is an American fraternal organization devoted to the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship. The letter goes on to mention one of Mencken's forthcoming books (not named here, but probably the first series of his Prejudices) and touches on his pacifist politics:"My book will not appear until after the war. If I printed it now it would have to be expurgated to the point of inanity . . . I shall hold it, insert the ghastly truth, and then throw it overboard while the coroner's jury is still sitting. "I am 36, overweight, suffer from diabetes, chilblains and malaria, and am conscientiously opposed to war, Woodrow [Wilson] and capital punishment. Let the storm rage!"Mencken ends by recommending Willard H. Wright's Misinforming a Nation (1917), a diatribe against the Anglophilia of the Encyclopaedia Britannica; Wright's views would have meshed well with Mencken's own distrust of British "propaganda." Mencken was Wright's patron and mentor, and had helped the younger author obtain a position as culture columnist for the New York Evening Mail. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        The Poems of Joseph Mary Plunkett

      London: T. Fisher Unwin. 1916. First. First edition. Quarter cloth and printed paper over boards. Frontispiece engraved portrait by Mrs. Joseph Plunkett. Attractive contemporary bookplate ("Green-Armytage") on the front pastedown, else about fine in fine dustwrapper. Plunkett was an Irish nationalist and poet, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was executed after his capture at the Dublin General Post Office. Rare in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        XINGU AND OTHER STORIES.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916 - Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-436 [437-440: ads], title page printed in red and black, original reddish brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed. First edition. First printing with "Published October, 1916" and Scribner device on copyright page. This mixed collection of short fiction by one of America's finest writers of ghost stories includes "Kerfol" and "The Triumph of Night," two of Wharton's best supernatural stories. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-208. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1686. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 460-61. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-254. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-423. Garrison A24.1.a. Neat contemporary owner's signature dated 1917 on front free endpaper and attractive bookplate on front paste-down, a bright, fine copy. A beautiful copy. An uncommon book, especially in nice condition. (#96051) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        TRATADO COMPLETO DE ARQUITECTURA Y CONSTRUCCION,

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1916. Holandesa piel editorial. 35x25. Tomo I (480+198+30 texto), Tomo II (153 Laminas), Tomo III (39+93 Laminas). Magnifico Tratado de Arquitectura y Construccion con el texto y sus correspondientes laminas, Bella Obra. Ref 2.7 Biblioteca AD.

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        The Book of the Homeless

      New York: Scribner's. 1916. First. First edition, deluxe issue. Folio. Cloth and papercovered boards. Printed by D.B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Decorations by Rudolph Ruzicka. Preface by Edith Wharton. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Contributions by Sarah Bernhardt, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, and others. Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson, Monet, Renoir, and others. Copy number 66 of 125 copies printed in a larger format (additionally 50 others were printed with an additional suite of plates) Signed by the printer D.B. Updike. Fine in original unprinted glassine dustwrapper with modest wear at the extremities, in original cardboard slipcase with wear and slight loss at the corners. Rare. .

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        PETERBURG. Roman v vos'moi glavakh. (Petersburg. A novel in eight chapters with a prologue and epilogue.)

      Petrograd, Stasiulevicha, 1916. - 3 vols in one. 8vo. (II) + 148 pp.; 3-209; 3-276. Fine internally. Repairs to spine. Contemporary cloth. First edition in book form of Belyi's masterpiece, Petersburg.KILGOUR 183. ( Russian ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXPOSICIO ALBERT GLEIZES - Galeries DALMAU - Art Moderne, Cubisme.

      1916 - Barcelona, 1916. Un carton au format 90X137mm. Imprimé au recto. Rarissime carton d'invitation à l'exposition d'Albert Gleizes aux Galeries Dalmau en novembre 1916. Trace de colle au verso (voir photos). Cubisme, Cubism, Cubismo, art moderne. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment.

      The Fine Art Society, Ltd.:, London 1916 - First edition. Folio, original cloth backed marbled boards. Leather spine labels, top edge gilt. 100 tipped in plates. Limited to 1,050 copies, of which 1,000 were for sale. Signed by the author, Louis Raemaekers. In near fine condition with some light rubbing. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        ESTIO (1915)

      Casa Editorial Calleja, Madrid 1916. Edición especial numerada de 100 ejemplares en papel de hilo; Ejemplar Nº 2. - 1a Edición/Biblioteca Calleja./////Ex-libris de Gustavo Gili./Holandesa piel con puntas (con el sello de Brugalla, 1937). Conserva cubiertas originales./19x12,5. 178 págs.//Poesía, Vanguardias [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cherz 10 X 1916.

      1916 - Incisione firmata a matita in basso a destra. esemplare n. 32/100. Attualmente la frazione di Cherz appartiene al comune di Livinallongo del Col di Lana, in provincia di Belluno, nella regione Veneto. Formato: Acquaforte a colori di cm 33x25. Buono, ordinari segni del tempo.

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        Dominicos (Los) en el Extremo Oriente. Provincia del Santísimo Rosario de Filipinas. Relaciones publicadas con motivo del séptimo Centenario de la Confirmación de la Sagrada Orden de los Predicadores

      Seix & Barral, Barcelona 1916 - 4º mayor, 1 retrato, 391 p. profusamente ilustradas. Papel couché. Plena piel, lomo cuajado, escudo y ruedas doradas en plano de delante, imagen religiosa y ruedas doradas en plano de detrás. Cortes dorados. Bella edición, ilustrada con gran cantidad de fotograbados, con el texto recuadrado por orlas, y muy bien encuadernado. El libro, redactado por tres dominicos, explica la obra realizada en Filipinas, España, y otros países. Órdenes religiosas. Filipinas. Religious orders. Philippines.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        The History of Sinai and Arabs with a Résumé of The History of Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia and Arabia, etc. [Egyptian Desert]. This Work on Sinai and Arabs is Dedicated to the Great and Illustrious Friend of the Arabs and Promoter of Reform in Sinai and the Sudan, His Excellency General, El-Ferik Sir Francis Reginald Wingate Pasha, Sirdar of the Egyptian Army and Governor General of the Sudan.

      Published First Edition . 1916. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original emerald green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. Quarto 10'' x 7''. Contains printed pages of Arabic text with monochrome photographs, large fold-out colour map to the rear dated 1913. Damp soiling to the cloth covered boards not affecting the inside of the book, worn gilt lettering, cheap paper browning and in Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. NORTH AFRICA [Sudan] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        World War One Tabernacle with Intricate Inlay and Marquetry Work: Wereld Oorlog's Gedenkenis 1914-15-16

      Belgium presumed, 1916 or 1917. Very Good. A highly unusual piece, probably one-of-a-kind, and as a memorial to those who sacrificed up to then in the First World War, uncommon in its general conception -- one will not find a lot of examples of artwork that is somewhat similar to this piece either. Large, measuring closed 81 by 54 cm. Each of two panels or doors is 69 by 27 cm and these open to reveal additional decoration. The doors on the outside have ten place names written with inlay running in diagonal zigzags: Vlaanderen, Antwerpen, Mechelen, Leuven, Namen, Zaleszoziki, Dunaburc, Salonika, Kaukasus and Yolmein. In between these place names, which represent battlefronts, places of contention or towns somehow suffering from the attacks by the Central Powers, there are playful inlays, that capture various instruments of warfare, or somehow loosely allude to such, such as a plane, a cannon, a ship. These are rendered with a child-like simplicity. On the inside of the doors the scheme is continued, but here the ten names are of the larger regions that these places are associated with, such as Lotharingen and the Dardanelles. The inlay motives here include a balloon, a red cross cart, a row boat. On the back panel, now also revealed, are the names of the combattants, and this includes both the Allies and Central Powers. Twelve countries are listed, including Japan, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and of course all of the main combatants at that time: England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, Turkey, etc. The dating of this tabernacle, in fact, can be very confidently placed as 1916 or 1917 because of the conspicuous absence of the United States, which was still neutral and didn't enter the war until on April 6, 1917. Beside each of the twelve country names are inlays of tools and weapons of warfare -- a kind of military iconology. Included are things such as an anchor and a trumpet and bugle, however. Among the things making this a highly uncommon piece is that while it was clearly done by a citizen on the Allied side, it seems to express some sympathy for the casualties and suffering in the Central Powers as well. Minor losses of inlay pieces -- none of this is conspicuous or seriously affect the beauty and integrity of the piece. The door panels do not shut completely, as they probably did when the piece was created.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Mufti. A Paper devoted to Civilian Interests. Vol. I, No. I-7 [all published].

      Basildon: James Sellar, 1916 - Quarto (298 × 213 mm) 7 four-page issues, accompanied by a six-page manuscript publication history in a precise and attractive hand, written in 1942 by the main contributor. Housed in black cloth folding case in black quarter leather drop-back box, title gilt to spine. Somewhat browned, some edge-splits, one issue a little cockled, but overall very good. First and only editions. A complete run of this short-lived fortnightly dedicated to conscientious objection, and pacifist opposition to conscription, the editor's set. Extremely uncommon, COPAC has BL and perhaps Cambridge, OCLC adds Harvard, Houghton Library and Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine, Nanterre. An extraordinarily eccentric collection of anti-militarist opinion, it's publication stimulated by the inception of conscription. More eccentric still is the tale of its founding, writing, printing and publication, which is fully told in the accompanying history, a unique document giving an insight into the hidden world of "objectors to military service." James Kirkby, of whom we have found no other trace, begins by explaining that; "From April 1914 to April 1916 I was a tenant on sufferance at Islington Turkish Baths The Baths had been unfortunate, the subject of legal proceedings. They were kept open by a firm of solicitors connected with the proceedings, who had placed in them as resident temporary manager one of their clerks, a bearded Welshman ignorant of Welsh, but full of projects for the remodelling of society on a basis of Tolstoyan anarchism. His name was James Evans." Evans allows a friend of Kirkby's, Stanley Carlyle Potter - "who dealt in secondhand books and astrology" - to occupy the rooms not taken up by a small shop which "sold babies' caps and special food for vegetarians," which is run by two young ladies one of whom, "the comelier," was "informally attached to James Evans, who had conscientious objections to marriage." Kirkby himself occupied the "skylighted Cooling Room We lay on Divans and regarded the large and dark oil-paintings all around us." Among the other refugees are three brothers, Jim, Fred and Harry Sellar, who had fled conscription in New Zealand under the Defence Acts of 1912, and their father who set up a small-holding at Basildon in Essex. Fred had "business acumen, some better education, and skill as an amateur printer," and suggests that Kirkby writes something that he and Jim can sell; "I was at the time destitute, living on credit on the little shop; arrangements were soon afterwards made for a small subscription to keep me going." The other major contributor, with a column on the back page, was the Quaker Samuel Veale Bracher, who had set up the Tolstoyan Whiteway Colony in Gloucestershire in 1898. All of them "worked at the composing stick and helped at the working of the Albion press that stood in the middle of the boys' room." They soon hit trouble with Evans, who believed that the founding of Mufti on his premises meant that "it would advertise his nucleus of a brotherhood of man and the goods in the little shop." They are forced to carry the press down to the cellar which was "dreadfully cold even when an oil-stove was kept burning Our labours were unremitting: we had not enough type to set up all the paper; after printing one side we had to distribute a lot of type before we could complete the setting-up of the other." Finally, at a meeting, "at the Express Dairy Shop at the top of Essex Street, Strand of Bracher, Fred, and myself, on the 15th of May 1916, Mufti was declared dead." By way of summing up Kirkby tells what became of the members of this odd ménage, Evans dead, gored while milking a goat; Jim Sellar married to one of the two "young ladies" from the shop; Harry Sellar "got religion"; and Fred owned a printing business in Middlesex. And, in the midst of another global conflict, Kirby reflects on his present attitude to the principles that motivated Mufti's progenitors; "Though, not bei

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        12 Occupations

      Elkin Mathews, London,, 1916. [Translated by Ezra Pound] Octavo. Original decorated orange paper boards. With twelve designs by the author. A fine copy in the original tissue dust jacket - slightly frayed. First Edition, First Impression, Limited Issue. One of only 50 numbered copies signed by the author who has also hand coloured the illustrations. The text appears in both the original French and in an English translation made by Ezra Pound. This copy - number 50 was apparently retained by the publishers. It bears the later ownership inscription of M. Marrot who became a partner in the original publishers Elkin Mathews. The inscription is dated 22.ix.27 and bears the Bloomsbury Street address. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (2 Vols.)

      New York: Printed and published by the author (Frank Harris), 1916. 2 volumes. Presentation copy from the author to the actress Maud Allan. She danced the role of Salome, and was at the centre of a famous libel trial in 1918. Arch Conservative MP Noel Pemberton Billing implied she was a lesbian and a sadist (as well as a follower of Wilde!). She sued and lost, partly because of Billing's claim that there was a sexually perverse pro German Fifth Column in England that was compromising possible peace for a war weary England. Modern full green morocco binding. Very good copy, with one leaf professionally repaired. TOGETHER WITH; KETTLE, Michael - Salome's Last Veil - The Libel Case of the Century - Granada 1977. & Wilde's Last Stand. Decadence, Conspiracy & The First World War. Duckworth 1997. These titles cover the trial. . Very Good. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1916. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Cours de linguistique générale

      Lausanne & Paris: Librairie Payot & Cie,, 1916. Octavo. Original printed brown wrappers. Preserved in glassine wrapper and red morocco-backed folding case. A fine copy, rare thus. First edition of Saussure's most influential work, published posthumously in 1916 by former students Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye on the basis of notes taken from his lectures at the University of Geneva. The Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) is regarded as the father of modern linguistics. A lecturer on ancient and modern languages, Saussure only began to teach the Cours in 1906, though it dominating his thinking until his death in 1913. It became one of the seminal linguistics works of the twentieth century, chiefly for the innovative approach that Saussure applied in discussing linguistic phenomena. Its central notion is that language may be analyzed as a formal system of differential elements, apart from the messy dialectics of real-time production and comprehension. Examples of these elements include the notion of the linguistic sign, the signifier, the signified and the referent. Saussurian structures provided the central tenets for modern structural linguistics in the twentieth century, and the principles and methods employed by structuralism were soon adopted by scholars and literary critics in many other disciplines.

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        A HOOSIER HOLIDAY.WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY FRANK BOOTH.

      New York: John Lane, 1916. - Large, thick octavo. Green cloth-backed gilt lettered boards. Frontis and illustrations. First edition, first state of p.173, with the preferred binding. A couple soft creases in the front free endsheet, light shelfwear at edges, otherwise near fine in the uncommon dust jacket (a few small chips at head and toe of spine). The jacket on this oversize production seldom turns up reasonably intact. ORTON 15.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        The Adventures of Judith Lee

      London, Methuen. 1916, 1916. First edition. 8vo. 314pp + 32pp ads. Publisher's light blue cloth titled in black to spine. Near fine copy with minor edgewear and bumping to spine ends. Internally clean, light offsetting to endpapers, very minor spotting to page edges.A remarkably handsome copy of a scarce collection of short stories featuring the lip reading crime fighter.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Allies' fairy book / with an introduction by Edmund Gosse and illustrations by Arthur Rackham

      London : W. Heinemann ; Philadelphia : J. B. Lippincott, [1916] - Physical description: xxii, 121 p. : illus., plates ; 21 cm. Illustrated (some on end-papers) incl. 12 col. plates mounted on stiff card. Subjects: Folklore -- Fairy tales -- Children's books. Summary: Thirteen fairy tales from a variety of countries including Japan, Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Belgium. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Front hinge repaired. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Limited edition - no.165 of 525 copies - SIGNED by the author. 1 Kg. 121 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        JAPANESE ART & HANDICRAFT

      1916 - JOLY, Henri and TOMITA, Kumasaku. JAPANESE ART & HANDICRAFT. An Illustrated Record of the Loan Exhibition Held in Aid of the British Red Cross in October-November, 1915. London, Yamanaka & Co., MCMXVI. Thick heavy folio, 2 parts bound in one, half morocco gilt. The edges are quite worn and corners skinned but it is very good internally and the hinges are appropriately reinforced for this heavy book. prelims. + 213pp. + misc. With 8 color plates, 162 b&w plates, 1,376 items illustrated. Copy 135 of 175 copies printed of this important reference.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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