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        History of the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry 1861-1864

      Stillwater, MN: Easton & Masterman, 1916. Gilt titling to spine. Previous owner's penciled gift inscription on ffep, a few words underlined in ink on p.441., lightly creased corners of front free end papers through p.5 and p. 395-418, large chip on upper corner of p.7/8, p.7-10 loose at hinge, yet still attached. Very light age staining to endpapers. Otherwise, textblock very clean and tight. Light character soiling to front cover of binding, bumped corners, light fraying to corners, edges, and spine. Front and rear hinge appear to have been reattached and repaired. Binding is tight. 508pp., including Appendices and Index.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Plates/Maps/Illustrations. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Clausen Books, RMABA]
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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      B. W. Huebsch, New York 1916 - VG+ handsome copy and true first edition/first printing. Original blue cloth w blind stamped title/author on cover and gilt font on spine.299 pps. Spine is slightly rolled, cloth rubbed at extremities. Cover corners very lightly bumped. Front and back hinge partial and light crack, 1/4" ripple of cloth on back cover. No markings, paste downs, stamps, nor writing/markings of any sort within interior pages which are completely clean, tight and bright. albeit lightly age toned."Huebsch undertook the true first publication. He would send from this print run about 750 sets of sheets for issue in the UK in February 1917. Whilst the number of copies issued in America is undetermined the number could not have been large." "Stephen Dedalus describes his spiritual journey through his Jesuit education and petty bourgeois Dublin to forge through 'silence, exile and cunning' the 'uncreated conscience of his race.' Following close on 'Dubliner's' (for it appeared through 1915 as a serial in 'The Egoist') The Portrait can be read either as an autobiography or a novel. A landmark in sensibility, the prose moves forward in complexity from the child's sensations at the beginning to the adolescent subtleties at the end" (Connolly). This is the first edition of the book published in New York in 1916. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis: 1916-1918, Volumes I & II

      Here is a jacketed U.S. first edition, first printing set of the two 1916-1918 volumes of Churchill's The World Crisis.  This is Churchill's history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose, containing what is regarded as some of Churchill's finest writing.  The U.S. edition of The World Crisis is the true first, as U.S. publication preceded the British. Both the U.S. and British editions were originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Today, jacketed first editions are quite scarce - jacketed U.S. first editions even more so than their British counterparts.  These two volumes - the third and fourth of the full six-volume set - include Churchill's time commanding a battalion at the front and his political rehabilitation and return to the Cabinet.  Both books are very good plus in very good dust jackets, that by virtue of matching condition give every appearance of being an original pairing.  The bindings are extremely clean, marked only by slight dulling to the bottom edges of the spines.  The contents are clean and tight with no ownership marks.  The untrimmed fore edges show the usual age-toning and the top edge shows some soiling and light spotting.  Both dust jackets are unclipped, still bearing the "$10.00 Two Volumes" price on the front flaps.  The front and rear faces of the Volume I jacket are clean and complete with just light age toning and minor wear at the corners.  The Volume I jacket spine is toned with fractional chipping at the spine head and chipping to a maximum 3/8 inch depth at the tail.  The Volume II dust jacket rear face is clean and complete with just a hint of age toning and minor wear at the corners.  The front face of the dust jacket is slightly more toned (likely due to transfer browning from the slipcase in which it was originally issued), bears a few tiny dark spots, and has three 1/8 inch chips along the top edge (likely where the jacket long ago caught on the aforementioned slipcase).  The Volume II jacket spine is toned with a 1/8 inch loss at the head of the spine, a 1/16 inch loss at the spine tail, and a 1/8 inch hole along the lower third of the rear hinge.  Of note, the spine losses are small enough that the black rules at the head and tail remain intact.  Both dust jackets are fitted with removable, archival quality clear covers.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(III-1&2).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103

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        Process (Processes) of Wood-Cut [Woodcut] Printing Explained. [?On a Boat? / ?Ferry over the Sumida?]. [Mokuhan junjozuri]

      Tokyo, The Shimbi Shoin Ltd., (1916).. Duodecimo. Pp. 4 (Introduction in English), and 20 (i.e. 40) double leaves, folded once in Japanese style, comprising of 20 progressive plates, numbered 1-20, printed from wood blocks. Captioned in English and Japanese. Letterpress tail-piece. Bound in traditional oriental format, tied with red silken threads, upper wrapper hand-printed in full colour from 20 blocks. In a very good condition (minute chip to blank corner-tip of one leaf, well away from image). A lovely book, beautifully preserved. ~ First edition. A second edition apparently appeared in 1938. ?The prints made by the process of woodcut printing reproduce the slightest touch of the brush and the most delicate shades of colours in the original, the result being such as can hardly be attained by lithographs.? (From the Introduction.) Through 20 progressive colour spreads, each showing separately the added colour and the result on the print itself, the book creates, step by step, a charming, full-colour reproduction, made from 20 different blocks, apparently reproducing Kiyonaga?s ?Ferry over the Sumida?. Very rare.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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      New York: Knopf, 1916.. Green cloth, lettered in pale red. Lightly worn at tips, small faint spot on upper board, otherwise a very good copy. First edition thus, being the text of EL OMBÚ amplified by two additional pieces published for the first time in book form. Inscribed presentation copy from the author: "Ethelind Gardiner from W.H. Hudson Nov. 4. 1916." The recipient, a.k.a. Linda Gardiner, served as Secretary of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, of which Hudson was a founding member and officer. Their friendship was extended and close, and she edited Hudson's RARE, VANISHING & LOST BRITISH BIRDS for publication in 1923. Formal publication took place on 13 October, and because of geography, not a book commonly found inscribed by Hudson. PAYNE A33a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Bullets and Billets. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Grant Richards, [1916]. 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), illustrated title, 17 plates and numerous illustrations, all by the author, in the text, some mild spotting to text and fore-edges (rather heavier on half-title and a few leaves); original red pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, upper hinge starting (exposing webbing but binding wholly sound), a good copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Bairnsfather's first book, and the only one written and illustrated by him and published during the Great War, provides a light-hearted account of his experiences as an 'Old Contemptible'. It covers arrival France in 1914, life in the trenches in 'Plugstreet Wood' (including the notorious Christmas Truce'), the birth of 'Old Bill' and 'Fragments', and his blighty one received during the first gas attack at Second Ypres (April 1915). The sequel 'From Mud to Mufti' appeared in 1919. This is arguably Bairnsfather's most iconic title, containing several of his best-known cartoons including 'Chuck us the Biscuits', 'Shut that blinkin' Door' and, of course, 'Old Bill' himself. Signed copies are scarce. Holt, p.244. . Catalogs: military: ww1.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Alruner. Trykt hos Kr. Kongstad.

      Copenhagen 1916. 45 pp. With orig. etching by Edvard Munch. One of 350 numb. copies. Bound in half calf. Top broken. Name on titlepage. Rest of glue on inner board after removed bookplate

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Eight Poems. Limited Edition

      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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        Canada in Flanders- The Official Story of The Canadian Expeditionary Force ((Vol I,II,III)

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1916 and 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dj cover. GC plus.Hodder and Stoughton,1916 and 1917.Three volume set.Volume I published in 1916(12th edition,1916), volume II and III published 1917(probably first editions).Red hardbacks(illustration on the front covers,gilt lettering to the spines,some marks on the front cover of vol I,nicks dents,ink marks on the cover and spines of all volumes) in good condition plus, no Dj covers.Illustrated with b/w maps,including a folded map inside the back cover of vol III.Clean pages with some foxing marks,aged and tainted on the outer edges,some creases,nicks and small foxing marks on the edges of the pages.The books are in GC for its age with some shelf wear.693pp (total) including appendices,Author's note,tables.A collectable and scarce 3 volume set.

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        SPECTRA: New Poems, A Book of Poetic Experiments

      New York: Mitchell Kennerly, 1916. First Edition. Small 8vo. Original printed boards. Covers rubbed with some damping. Internally near fine with damping only faintly continuing to first few leaves. Good overall. INSCRIBED by Witter Bynner to Karl Shapiro: "Emanuel Morgan / has asked me to / send Karl Shapiro / this stray copy / of Spectra which / has turned up / in my house. / So here it goes, / with greetings / from / Witter Bynner / Santa Fe / March 11 / 1953. An excellent association of this infamous poetic hoax, inscribed by Witter Bynner to Karl Shapiro. Shapiro served as Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress, the same entity which administers the Witter Bynner Prize, given each year to two poets selected by the current Poet Laureate. A satire directed at the experimental "isms" invented and championed by Ezra Pound from 1912-1915, Imagism & Vorticism, SPECTRA instead was mistaken as that which is was attempting to mock: a new verse movement.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        The Border Legion

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by the author, "To Ellwroth Grey from his brother Zane Grey" at fly leaf. 1916, First edition. 365 pp. Hardcover, green cloth, 8vo., gilt title and illustrations. Tissue-covered color frontis + 3 b&w plates. Very Good copy, no dust jacket. Small puncture to spine and front hinge. Else, covers show light edgewear; fading at spine. Light foxing to tissue, else, contents clean with unmarked text. Book protected in mylar sleeve. Laid-in bookmark from the publisher of a portrait of Grey with advertisements for books by Tarkington and Turnbull on back. Also laid-in is a small card signed by what appears to be a third member of the Grey family. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Bullets and Billets. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Grant Richards 1916 - 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), illustrated title, 17 plates and numerous illustrations, all by the author, in the text, some mild spotting to text and fore-edges (rather heavier on half-title and a few leaves); original red pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, upper hinge starting (exposing webbing but binding wholly sound), a good copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Bairnsfather's first book, and the only one written and illustrated by him and published during the Great War, provides a light-hearted account of his experiences as an 'Old Contemptible'. It covers arrival France in 1914, life in the trenches in 'Plugstreet Wood' (including the notorious Christmas Truce'), the birth of 'Old Bill' and 'Fragments', and his blighty one received during the first gas attack at Second Ypres (April 1915). The sequel 'From Mud to Mufti' appeared in 1919. This is arguably Bairnsfather's most iconic title, containing several of his best-known cartoons including 'Chuck us the Biscuits', 'Shut that blinkin' Door' and, of course, 'Old Bill' himself. Signed copies are scarce. Holt, p.244. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pleasant Hours; Onward. [Methodist and United Church youth periodicals]

      Methodist Book and Publishing House [later United Church Publishing], Toronto, ON, Canada - This offering consists of a cache of issues of two early 20th Century Canadian Methodist / United Church weekly periodicals featuring fact & fiction for young people, numerous photos and illustrations, much news from mission fields (especially Japan and China). The pages measure 16 x 12 inches. The stack of bound volumes is 14 inches high. Roughly 1000 issues in all. Pleasant Hours issues are bound in one lot; Onward in ten. Pleasant Hours [1916-17: A weekly paper for Intermediate Scholars, Toronto: William Briggs, A.C. Crews editor, Wesley Buildings, Toronto] , AND: Onward [1918-1933: A Paper for Young People "authorized in 1890 specifically for the Epworth League, the new youth organization in the church" under the editorship of William Henry Withrow {G. S. French, "WITHROW, WILLIAM HENRY," in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13}. By 1918: A Weekly Illustrated Paper For Young People, Toronto: William Briggs [later F.W. Fallis,], Methodist Book and Publishing House [later United Church Publishing], A.C. Crews editor [later George A. Little]. Our run of Pleasant Hours is Vol. XXXVI No. 1 [Jan. 1, 1916] through to Vol. XXXVIII No. 4 [Jan. 27, 1918]. We are lacking five of the 109 issues: Vol. XXXVI Nos. 14, 24, 26, 38 and Vol. XXVII No. 26. All 104 issues bound in order in one volume with paper wraps. The weekly issues are 4 pages folio. Our run of Onward is Vol. XXVIII No. 6 [Feb. 9, 1918] through Vol.XXXVI No.13 [March 27, 1926] - from June 13, 1925 the paper is marked as published by the United Church of Canada. Immediately following the No. 13, 1926 the paper is Onward: A Paper For Young Canadians, New Series. Our run of that is Vol. I No. 1 [April 3, 1926] through Vol. II, No. 52. [Dec. 24, 1927]. I do not know if the New Series was continued after that. We have Volume XLI, No. 1 [Jan. 3, 1931] through Vol. XLIII, No. 52 [Dec. 30, 1933].The following Numbers are missing from our collection: XXIX lacks No. 9 (22 lacks top edge. XXX lacks No. 6, 12, 13. XXXI lacks No. 14-26. XXXIII lacks No. 5, 14-26, 39, 40. XXXIV lacks No. 1, 2. XXXV lacks No. 7, 12, 14-17 (chipping to fore-edge of 48). New Series II lacks No. 10 (last leaf of 41 lacks bottom edge). XLI lacks No. 6, 7, 10. XLII lacks No. 41. XLIII lacks No. 28-30, 34, 47. In all, roughly 900 issues of Onward. The weekly issues are generally 8 pages, a few have 10pp. Charles G. D. Roberts contributed many stories some long serialized and many 1-issue [he was a friend of the original editor, William Henry Withrow. Wilfred Grenfell's Labrador Doctor is printed in 22 consecutive numbers in XXX (but we are lacking chapters 6 and 7). Generally bound in order but in three instances one or two issues are misbound. A few issues are detached from the sewn binding, and a few issues have closed tears. Please note that bundled together these weigh 30 kilos, so shipping at cost will be determied by destination. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Eight Great Factors of Literary Success

      n.d. [1916] - Broadside. 21.5 x 15 cm. n.d., [1916]. Extremely rare broadside laying out London's views on the reasons for his success, with facsimile signature. Later published posthumously in The Silhouette (Oakland, February 1917); another broadside was printed with the attribution to that journal, lacking the facsimile signature. Folded three times, slight edgewear. Woodbridge 1059. See BAL 11975 for the later version. WorldCat locates only four copies (Huntington, UCB, USC, UVA). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plantation de Rubber "Pasir Oetjing" (Java). Compte-rendu général de la plantation pour l'exercice 1915. [Pasir Ucing]

      Batavia [Jakarta]: G. Kolff & Co, 1916. Livre. Très bon. Demi-toile. Ed. originale. In-4. Batavia - Weltevreden, G. Kolff & Co, 1916. 29 x 23 cm (R), in-4°, 35 [1] pp. + 1 planche en couleurs dépliante hors texte + 6 graphiques réhaussés de rouge hors texte dont un dépliant + 4 grands tableaux dépliants imprimés en noir et rouge, avec 18 PHOTOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES (tirages argentiques, format : env. 15 x 11 cm) contrecollées dans le texte, coupons de contrôle originaux contrecollés dans le texte, reliure en demi percaline verte muette. Présentation extensive de cette plantation d'hevea brasilliensis, située dans les environs de Bandung (Java Ouest), fondée onze ans auparavant et dirigée par un Français. L'organisation de la plantation, les méthodes de culture, le processus de fabrication et de conditionnement du caoutchouc, les divers aménagements de la plantation, la construction de villages (kampung) indigènes, les diverses expérimentations dans la culture de l'hévéa menées sur la plantation et les rendements obtenus sont présentés avec la plus grande rigueur. Les photographies originales qui ornent ce rapport - curieusement édité mais sans doute tiré à très petit nombre - constituent une sorte de reportage sur la vie d'une plantation dans les Indes néerlandaises du début du XXe siècle. Quelques corrections et ajouts manuscrits, fort probablement de la main de l'auteur, tout au long du texte. Très bel exemplaire..

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        Die Dolomiten im Kriege.

      1916 - Incisione firmata a matita in basso a destra. Esemplare n. 32/100. Formato: Acquaforte a colori di dimensioni 31x27 cm. Buono, ordinari segni del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Storhetstidens litterära krigsbyten.

      En kulturhistorisk-bibliografisk studie. A.a. I-II. Uppsala, 1916-20. (6),367,(2) + (6),510,(1) s. & plr. Två lätt nötta klbd med stänkta övre snitt, övriga snitt endast putsade. De främre omslagen medbundna. Den första volymen lätt snedläst. Lätt solkade pärmar och ryggar. Bra exemplar med dedikation till Erik Scavenius och dennes exlibris.. Bibliofilupplagan tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav dessa är nummer 179. Den enklare avhandlingsupplagan saknar planscher. Ett bokhistoriskt standardverk om det systematiska tagandet av böcker och bibliotek som krigsbyten i Sveriges krig under stormaktstiden. Områden som drabbades var Baltikum, Böhmen, Danmark, Polen och Tyskland. Erik Scavenius (1877-1962) var politiker för Radikale venstre och dansk utrikesminister och statsminister, den senare posten 1942-45

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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      Photograph. Fine and uncommon. An 8" x 10" photograph of perhaps New York City's most popular mayor, often referred to as "Little Flower" or "The Napoleon of New York" due to his height of 5'2". Born of Jewish and Italian parents, LaGuardia was elected to Congress in 1916 on the Republican ticket, interrupting his term to serve as a decorated pilot on the Italian front in World War I. He led the city as a Republican mayor from 1933 to 1945 working closely with the New Deal administration of Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt to secure federal subsidies enabling New York City to build parks, low-income housing, bridges, schools, and hospitals and to create a rapid transit system that was one of the finest in the world. The first three-term New York City mayor decided not to seek a fourth term in 1945 and died of cancer in 1947. This photograph shows a serious LaGuardia and is INSCRIBED "To the Program/America Speaks to Poland" and SIGNED by the mayor. Slight defect in the image on the opposite side of the inscription created in the process of developing.

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        Mr. Britling Sees It Through

      London, New York, Toronto ...: Cassell and Company, Ltd 1916, 1st Edition. () 433pp. Good to very good in near fine dust jacket. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Blind stamped decoration on spine and front (and blind stamped lettering to front). Some small whitish stains to boards. Fading to spine. Some light edge wear with corners bumped. Splattered foxing to preliminaries and outer edges. Upon a few pages the foxing from the outer edge has entered the margins. Very slight soiling to endpapers. Top edge of text block darkened due to dust and bottom untrimmed. Slight cracking between rear endpapers at gutter. In brown dust jacket, not price clipped. Feather decoration on front cover. A small amount of creasing to edges and darkening to spine, else the jacket is in wonderful condition. A nice copy, in jacket, with a interesting and personal inscription in black ink on fly leaf. Fly lead inscription reads "AE from H. G. See PG 44". Upon inspection of page 44 it is unclear what it is that Wells wants the recipient to see. A mysterious and intreguing note. G. H. Wells (60) notes that "many of the characters are drawn fron actual people and are easily recognizable" suggesting that perhaps a character or event on page 44 would be recognized by, or based upon, AE. 61 in Wells Society "An account of the impact of the first World War on a sensitive mind. In this novel Easton Glebe, near Dunmow, in Essex, appears thinly disguised as Matching's Easy". Signed and inscribed by H. G. Wells..

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      London: Cassell, 1916. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding/Very Good+ dust jacket. A more than presentable copy of the First British Edition of Well';s "masterpiece of the wartime experience in England" [Davdi C. Smith, H. G. Wells: Desperately Mortal: A Biography, p. 222). There are the "ghosts" of tape marks on the endpapers, and a bookplate on the front pastedown, as well as a small leather plate on the front free endpaper. The green cloth binding stamped in blind, and with gilt titling to the spine, is sharp with no rubbing. The dustjacket is clean, with no closed tears at all, and just a trace of "softening" to the bottom of the spine. Very Good+ binding / Very Good+ dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Zeppelin Nights. A London Entertainment

      London, John Lane at The Bodley Head. 1916 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo.; pp. 307+ 4 ads. Publisher's green decorated cloth, titles in yellow to front boards, gilt to spine, page edges untrimmed. Discreet Blackwell's label to pastedown, minor bumping to extremities, gilt dulled, otherwise a very clean and tight copy of a lesser known work dealing with zeppelin paranoia in WWI London, and possibly one of the few places one could encounter a line like; "Her horror slowly upspreads from its nodus on the panting human breast where she squats and crouches." Arguably one of the earliest works of fiction to depict the possible social and psychological effects of an air raid. In addition to this the whole thing is as mad as a sack of ferrets; who christens their child 'Serapion', for crying out loud? [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Bullets and Billets. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Grant Richards, [1916] 1916 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), illustrated title, 17 plates and numerous illustrations, all by the author, in the text, some mild spotting to text and fore-edges (rather heavier on half-title and a few leaves); original red pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, upper hinge starting (exposing webbing but binding wholly sound), a good copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Bairnsfather's first book, and the only one written and illustrated by him and published during the Great War, provides a light-hearted account of his experiences as an 'Old Contemptible'. It covers arrival France in 1914, life in the trenches in 'Plugstreet Wood' (including the notorious Christmas Truce'), the birth of 'Old Bill' and 'Fragments', and his blighty one received during the first gas attack at Second Ypres (April 1915). The sequel 'From Mud to Mufti' appeared in 1919. This is arguably Bairnsfather's most iconic title, containing several of his best-known cartoons including 'Chuck us the Biscuits', 'Shut that blinkin' Door' and, of course, 'Old Bill' himself. Signed copies are scarce. Holt, p.244.

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        Finding the Way by the Sun, Moon and Stars in the Northern Hemisphere Without the Aid of Plans or Tables

      Woolwich, Royal Artillery Institution, 1916.. Octavo. Pp. 24. With text figures, diagrams and tables. Plus revolving chart with overlay sewn to binding, and a folding plan tipped-in at end. Bound in the original stiff blue wrappers, bit discoloured and marked, name label to cover. In fine condition. Excellent interior. ~ First edition. Very rare. Both OCLC and KVK locates two copies worldwide, one at British Library; one at Clark University. It includes a 2-leaf ?Stars of the Northern Hemisphere on a Revolving Chart? printed in blue and white, with the disc revolving on a metal axis. The folding plan shows the principle constellations visible in latitude 50 degrees N. Royal Artillery Major George Nevile Wyatt was the Chief Instructor in map reading and field sketching at the Royal Military Academy. - - Provenance: R. B. Eastwood's, British military analyst, copy, with a name label to that effect on cover.

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        Après la Victoire" par HANSI.

      1916 - 4 menus ill. en coul. d'une série de 6 menus en trois sujets, in-8, 1916. 4 menus (dont trois différents), gravés et rehaussés au pochoir, mettant en scène une fillette aux accents cocardiers : pour l'un, elle observe ses poupées aux tenues bleu horizon et d'Alsacienne, pour l'autre un bouquet tricolore avec des chardons de Lorraine par une petite Alsacienne devant une tombe anonyme à la croix de Lorraine. Pour le dernier la fillette revient du marché et porte dans ses bras un militaire modèle réduit. Rare dans sa pochette de livraison imprimée de deux fillettes alsaciennes. Livres

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        Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists' Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea 1910-1913.

      London: Francis Edwards, 1916. - Quarto,two volumes,ten chromolithographs (including eight of birds by Gronvold, two of insects) and 27 uncoloured plates (including four of reptiles and one of fish). Publisher's blue wrappers, uncut and partly unopenend, limited to 150 numbered copies (this copy is number 112), a fine set with both volumes in matching blue cloth boxes with leather and gilt title labels. The British Ornithologists' Union was established in 1858 and to celebrate its jubilee it was decided to sponsor a major expedition to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea, now Irian Jaya. 9,000 pounds was raised by private donation and Government grants and the first of two expeditions, led by Walter Goodfellow, set sail from England in September 1909. This expedition encountered great difficulties and it was not until February 1913 that a second expedition, led by A. F. R. Wollaston, managed to climb over 15,000 feet to get near the summit of Carstenz Peak, the highest point in the Snow Mountains. "As Mr Wollaston's book [Pygmies and Papuans, 1912], the official account of the expedition, explains the great physical difficulties of this hitherto unexplored part of New Guinea and other unforseen circumstances rendered the work of the B. O. U. Expedition quite exceptionally arduous; and if there results of their exploration were not all that had been hoped, it must be remembered that they did all that was humanly possible to carry out the dangerous task with which they had been entrusted. Their work has added vastly to our knowledge of this part of New Guinea ." (Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. Introduction p. iii). Both expeditions made important contributions to the zoology of New Guinea, and the paper on birds has some significance. It was also reproduced in octavo form as an Ibis supplement. Wood p. 262; Zimmer p. 100. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Arrangement of the Chinese Characters according to an Alphabetical System with Japanese Dictionary of 8000 Characters and List of 22000 Charakters.

      Tokyo, Kobunsha, 1916. - Famous study of Russian Orientalist, Sinologist and scholar of Japanese Studies Otto Julius Rosenberg (1888 - 1919) on a system of classification of Chinese characters. Rosenberg studied from 1906 to 1911 at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of St. Petersburg, lectured by, among others, the founder of the Russian school of Indology, Sergei Oldenburg (1863 - 1934). During a study stay in Bonn in 1909, Rosenberg befriended Hermann Jacobi (1850-1937), the greatest Indologist and Sanskrit scholar of that time. As part of an internship at the Department of Oriental Languages (SOS) at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität two years later, he also befriended the German linguist and scholar of Japanese studies, Rudolf Lange (1850 - 1933). From 1912 to 1916 he studied Buddhist Literature and Tradition at the University of Tokyo. Here Rosenberg became acquainted with the then leading Buddhist Scholars of Japan. In the course of this stay, he explored the school of Zen Buddhism as one of the first Western scientists and also became an expert for Japanese and Chinese characters used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese. In 1924, his work "The problems of Buddhist philosophy" was published in German. Based on ideas of Russian Sinologist and Buddhologist Vasily Vasilyev (1818 - 1900), Rosenberg developed a method of classification of Chinese and Japanese characters. He published the results of his research in a dictionary which was published in English and Japanese and which formed the basis of the so-called "Four Corner Method", which is still employed today in the creation of Chinese and Japanese dictionaries. This volume is extremely rare and, according to the world's largest bibliographic database, WorldCat, it is only found in six libraries worldwide. The copy offered here was purchased from a Japanese private collection. de 2000 Boards slightly stained (esp. back cover), otherwise good copy of an extremely rare and fragile item of considerable scientific work with regards to the disclosure of far-eastern language systems. More photos on the homepage of the Antiquarian (please enter order number on the supply side in the search field). There fall 20 percent discount on all offers until 15 October 2013. 15, (546) pp. Green clothbound (original) volume with gold-embossed title along spine and blind-tooled publisher's mark on front. Illustrated endpaper with floral ornamentation.

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

      London: HMSO for the Admiralty, , 1916. Large octavo. Original dark blue buckram with title gilt to spine and to the upper board together with the Royal Arms. Chromolithographic half-title, dated 1915 and 207 similar plates, one with overlay demonstrating the form and construction of the Union Flag. Just a little rubbed, small piece torn from the corner of one leaf, no loss of text, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy. These official vexillological reference manuals are uncommon, particularly so in such pristine condition. They were almost invariably placed in a context where they would have been frequently consulted, coming in for considerably rough handling, and the heavy paper-stock on which the plates are printed, and the through-sewing - which comes close to perforating at the gutter - mean that the binding often cracked, and the plates came loose. Furthermore, until a new edition was called for, updates were made on printed overslips to the plates and text both, or copied over in manuscript, so most examples have accrued a considerable accretion of addenda, often not that elegantly attached. Unusually, this copy shows no sign of provenance, and is entirely unaltered from issue. Print-run of 1500 copies.

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        The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters

      Mitchell Kennerley. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Paper Covered Boards Hardcover, 1916. First Edition. Ex-library with the usual treatments. 78pp. Bound in white paper covered boards with black cloth tape on spine. Cover surfaces show considerable wear and soiling, rubbing of all edges with mild peeling and chipping. Binding is sturdy and textblock is intact. Text pages are clean with minimal toning. Plates have been stamped in ink, not over the image itself. Each plate has tissue guard. Includes 16 monochrome plates reproducing a work of each of the modernist artists displayed at the exhibition, including Man Ray, William Zorach and Marsden Heartley. This is a very scarce original edition of this text. Includes protective black slipcase from library. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Windy McPherson's Son

      New York: John Lane, 1916 - Anderson's first book, dedicated "To the living men and women of my own Middle Western home town" First Edition. 8vo. . Original orange cloth, blocked in black and gold, slight fading to spine, small stain on upper cover, else fine. SIGNED BY ALICE CORBIN HENDERSON, ANDERSON'S EDITOR AT POETRY MAGAZINE on front pastedown. Sheehy & Loft 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jeunes Ruines, poèmes de Guerre. Manuscrit exécuté aux armées par André Selthic & Mathurin Meheut. Préfacé par Henri Lavedan de l'académie Française.

      - L'original de ce livrea été exécuté aux armées, reproduit dans son intégrité et établi par les soins de Jules Meyniallibraire à Paris. Ouvrage vendu au bébéfice de la société française de secours aux blessés militaires. RARE AUTEUR: André Selthic / illustre? par Mathurin Me?heut ; pre?sente? par M. Henri Lavedan, TITRE:Jeunes Ruines, poèmes de Guerre. Manuscrit exécuté aux armées par André Selthic & Mathurin Meheut. Préfacé par Henri Lavedan de l'académie Française. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris : [s.e.] 1916 Tirage à 500 exemplaires numérotés et paraphés parles auteurs. édition vendue au bénéfice de la société française de secours aux blessés militaires .Exemplaire N 115 COLLATION:15 ff. : frontisp., FORMAT: Grand in -8 de 28 x 19 cm RELIURE: En feuilles sous une chemise cartonnée à rabats souples. Manquent les rubans desfermetures. ILLUSTRATIONS:illustre? par Mathurin Me?heut ETAT: Chemise cartonnée, papier un peu jauni avec quelques légères traces. Intérieur entrès bon état, quelques traces de doigts ( sans gravité). BIOGRAPHIE & THEME:Jeunes Ruines. Poëmes de Guerre illustrés par. Paris, Meunial,1914-1916; gr. in-8 en ff., sous chemise d'éditeur.PREMIÈRE ÉDITION, vendue au bénéfice de laSociété Française de secours aux blessés militaires. Exemplaire sur Vergé, SIGNÉ PAR L'AUTEUR ETL'ARTISTE POIDS: 800 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Water-Babies

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1916. hardcover. near fine. Smith, Jessie Willcox.. Color frontispiece, 11 color plates, and many other illustrations throughout by Jessie Willcox Smith. 362pp. Large 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/4 dark green morocco. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., (1916). A near fine copy.

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        Report On The Proposed Electric Railways For The City Of Sydney

      Sydney. William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 1916. First Edition; Med. 4to; pp. ii, 78, 86 plates many of which are large folding plans, diagrams, maps, architectural designs and photographs, original printed boards, black cloth spine, front hinge a little weak, spine chipped, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce The work recommended in this Report, viz., the electrification of the inner zone suburban railways to Parramatta, Honsby, Sutherland, and Bankstown: the construction of the City Electric railway, and Electric Railways to the Eastern, Western, and Northern Suburbs; the construction of two long span cantilever bridges across the harbour of 1,600 feet and 1,350 feet centre spans respectively; the electrification of the outer zone suburban railways to Penrith, Campbelltown, Waterfall, the Hawkesbury river, and various other small branches in the suburban area: and the construction of underground tramways, amounting to approximately 20 million pounds sterling, exclusive of land resumption, has been approved, and will be carried out in the order indicated above." Unfortunately much of Bradfields plans were never carried out.

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        An art collector's treasures. Illustrated and described by himself : being a record historical and descriptive of the art collection formed by James Ward Usher (of Lincoln) 1886-1914

      London : Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1916. Limited Edition. Physical description: xiv, 223, p. , frontis. , 74 col. Plates : ill.. ; folio. 37cm. Subjects: Art objects - Private collections. Museums - Lincolnshire - Lincoln. Art galleries - Lincolnshire - Lincoln Limited edition: "Only three hundred copies printed of this work." Good copy bound in gilt-blocked full leather. Gilt-decorated title on front cover. Some wear to spine and hinges, with dulling and rubbing to panel edges. Surface wear and scuffs to boards as with use and age. Marbled endpapers. Marginal dust marks evident in places. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        [Huxley, Aldous] The Palatine Review, Numbers 1 - 5 (all published)

      Oxford, 1916-1917. Two 12mo volumes + three tall octavo volumes. (54), (ii); (52), (iv); (28), (iv); (24), (vi); (30), (ii)pp. Complete run of the literary periodical established by Aldous Huxley, along with fellow Oxonians T.W. Earp (later an art critic for The Daily Telegraph) and Grattan Esmonde. Huxley published a number of early writings here, including several prose pieces that were not reprinted elsewhere: "The Chimney," "The Death of Pellenore," and "From a Lyrical Notebook." First two issues bound in green printed wrappers and saddle-stitched with a single staple. Consequently, the text block has become detached in the first issue. The latter three numbers are in dark blue printed wrappers. Housed in a slipcase. Overall, a fine set of an uncommon periodical, rarely encountered in a complete run.

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      1916. 1. NOVELTY. BOOK OF SOMETHING TO DO * RHYMES & STORIES. NY: United Art Pub. Co. (1916). Oblong FOLIO (14 X 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictORIAL boards, FINE AND UNUSED AND COMPLETE WITH 72 PICTORIAL STAMPS IN THE UNOPENED GLASSENE ENVELOPES! (because the envelopes has never been unsealed, it is possible that the stamps may adhere to each other). The stories include Puss In Boots, Mother Goose Rhymes, Three Bears, Farmyard Friends, Three Little Pigs, Twelve Wild Animals, Peter Rabbit, Jack & The Bean Stalk, Cinderella, Robinson Crusoe and Rip Van Winkle. Interspersed throughout the text are blank rectangles in the center of which the reader is to affix the corresponding 72 color pictorial stamps. It is also wonderfully illustrated by an unknown hand with the black and whites throughout the text. Very rare in any condition but especially so in such nice unused condition.

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        Augustus Does His Bit:

      [London: Constable & Company,, 1916]. an Unofficial Dramatic Tract on War Saving and Cognate Topics. 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.

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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

      (St. Louis): Archetype Publications. 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.. [1916]. Hardcover. 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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        Storhetstidens litterära krigsbyten.

      En kulturhistorisk-bibliografisk studie. A.a. I-II. Uppsala, 1916-20. (6),367,(2) + (6),510,(1) s. & plr. Två nötta hfrbd med upphöjda bind och stänkta snitt (Refsum). Omslagen medbundna. Ryggarna solkiga och med repor. Med Wilhelm Munthes namnteckning i den första delen och dedikation till densamme i den senare delen.. Bibliofilupplagan tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, detta är nummer 177. Den enklare avhandlingsupplagan saknar planscher. Ett bokhistoriskt standardverk om det systematiska tagandet av böcker och bibliotek som krigsbyten i Sveriges krig under stormaktstiden

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        Embryology, Anatomy, and Diseases of the Umbilicus Together with Diseases of the Urachus

      W. B. Saunders & Co, 1916. Hard cover with dust jacket bound in dark green cloth with gilt stamping, illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, 680 pages. Binding shows scuffing along, wear with light fraying at heel of spine, panels a little scuffed, previous owner's name and bookplate on front paste-down, page edges age toned, occasional light soiling or smudge on text pages. A solid copy of this scarce work. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket as Published.

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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali - 1a guerra mondiale). Milano, 1916, A. 41, annata completa, dal 1 gennaio al 31 dicembre, fasc. di 4 pag. cad. rilegati in sei volumi m.tela nera.

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      1916. Fine. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endo, publisher. HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE A folding album of 24 (of 30) prints - oban size color woodcut, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi and published by Kanao Bun'endo in 1916,17. The finest of all of Bun'endo's remarkable porfolio productions, The HANSHIN MEISHO ZUE is a great rarity, even individual prints from the series of 30 are by no means common. We are missing only prints #7, 21-25 (6 in all). There are two prefatory pages, one is a map of the trip around western Japan depicted herein, the other a table of contents. Also, one of the Akamatsu Rinsaku designed portfolio cover prints has been mounted as preface to the whole series, while four others have been trimmed and mounted on two pages at the end. The artists who designed the prints were Akamatsu Rinsaku (1878- 1953), Noda Kyuho (1879-1971), Hata Tsuneharu(1883-? ), Mizushima Nihou (or Nihofu) (1884-1958) and Nagai Hyosai (1882-1945). For more on this remarkable work, see Charles Mitchell's article in ESSAYS ON JAPANESE ART PRESENTED TO JACK HILLIER. Our copy is very clean in a new brocade over stiff paper covers with a hand-brushed title label. There is a bit of foxing, but it is confined to the stubs upon which the prints are mounted. The images themselves are lovely and extrememly well-printed.

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        The Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power and thought of the country than any other party

      The Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power & and thought of the country than any other party"& & "For myself, I sincerely desire and have tried to deserve the & support of all progressive, forward-looking men."~& & Wilson's progressive policies brought the Democratic Party back from the wilderness where it had languished since the Civil War, and resulted in establishment of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as passage of the Clayton Anti-trust Act and the Farm Loan Act. The nation's leader during World War I, his idealism had a permanent effect on the goals of American foreign policy, and his internationalist outlook favoring U.S. involvement abroad came after World War II to be seen as prophetic.& & The 1916 Democratic Convention was held from June 14 to 16 and renominated Wilson. The Republicans had met a few days earlier, and in a move to reunite with their Progressive faction that had split off in 1912, nominated Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, who was acceptable to all. Then the Republicans ran their campaign on the premise that Hughes had inherited the Progressive mantle of Theodore Roosevelt. Hughes was a moderate & & & candidate and by no means the conservative that Taft had been. However, to President Wilson, the idea that the Republicans were the Progressives in the 1916 election was wrong, and he went about setting the record straight. In doing so, he explained what the Democratic Party stood for, and reflected on why he was "proud to be its nominee."& & Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, two pages, July 14, 1916, during his reelection campaign, to J. C. Parker, Editor of Lefax Magazine in Philadelphia. "I have read your letter of July tenth with a great deal of attention and with very serious interest, and realize as keenly as you do the anomalous conditions by which many of the Progressive voters of the country are being confused and misled, as well as the old, inveterate attractions which seem to control the choice of many of them in matters political. In answer to the questions contained in your letter, I will say that, for my own part, I have no jealousy whatever of independent organizations intended to keep the independent voters of the country reminded of their obligations and fully informed as to parties and the conditions under which their votes are being solicited. For myself, I sincerely desire and have tried to deserve the support of all progressive, forward-looking men. I believe, and I think that recent experience has confirmed the belief, that the Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power and thought of the country than any other party, and that it can be made the instrument, and is being made the instrument, of leadership in the direction which all men who love justice and progress must wish to take. It is for that reason that I am proud to be its nominee and to have the opportunity to lead it." The magazine marked up page two of this letter for publication. &

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        International Government. Two Reports

      New York: Brentano's,, 1916. With an Introduction by Bernard Shaw. 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.

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