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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 - 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. 4 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        A Chinese Pronunciation Dictionary in Peking Dialect

      Tokyo, Bunkyudo-shoten, 1916.. Three parts in one volume. Small octavo. Pp. (ii), 244, (viii) blanks, (ii) verso blank. Tissue guard between English and Chinese title-pages. Hardcover, bound in modern full burgundy cloth, placed in matching, custom-made full cloth slipcase, with the original morocco gilt lettering-piece laid-down, gilt lettering to spine panel, marbled edges, round corners. Some pencil underlining to index, light wear to outer bottom edge of a section of leaves, neatly repaired in places. A very good, handsome copy, beautifully bound and presented. - - Eleventh edition, revised and enlarged. Rare. Not in KVK, which locates only French Union Catalog (6th edition, 1910) and Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark (12th edition, 1917). Not in OCLC worldwide, which locates (29632673) 2 copies of the 25th edition (1928) only (Field Museum, Chicago; University of California Berkeley). See also: Japanese National Bibliography, National Diet Library, Tokyo. Provenance: from the private library of the late scholar Frits Vos (1918-2000), professor of Japanese and Korean studies, with his neat signature.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Bulletin de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences [75 issues, 1912-1916]

      [St. Petersburg - Petrograd : l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St.-Petersbourg], 1916 - Description: 75v., illus. ; 28cm. Summary: a collection of 75 issues of 'Bulletin de l'Academie imperiale des sciences', published between 1912 - 1916. Includes 1 issue published in 1909, and 1 issue of 'Bulletin de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de l'Union de Republiqiues Sovietiques Socialistes', published in 1926. Subjects: Periodicals -- Science -- Societies -- Russia -- Soviet Union. Notes: Cover titles in Russian and French. Text in Russian. Language: Russian. Very good paperback copies; edges somewhat dust-dulled and nicked. Condition varies slightly, with a small number of issues having torn front covers with loss. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Minor library marks remain. Some issues are unread copies with unopened pages. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 7 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The acorn-planter: A California forest play,

      The Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/NO JACKET. First printing with published February 1916 on copyright page. Maroon cloth with white cloth spine. Embossed white lettering and border on front cover, embossed black lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. The white on the front panel is mildly rubbed (common for this title) and there is very light soiling on the spine. There is a bookplate "The Abbey" on the front pastedown and a small bookseller's label on the rear pastedown. There is very light wear to the covers and the interior, except for the bookplate and label, is clean. The binding is "as new" tight. This is a lovely copy of this scarce work. Only 1350 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Chicago Poems

      NY: Henry Holt,, 1916. First edition. First issue with dated advertisement at rear. Sandburg's first regularly published book, preceded by two privately-printed pamphlets. Spine gilt a trifle dull, else about fine in dust wrapper which shows some chipping at spine ends, and a horizontal crease at upper front panel.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Poems [Signed by Nobel Prize Winner George Seferis]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. If it must be, let it come in the heat of action. Why flinch? It is by far the noblest form in which death can come. It is in a sense almost a privilege. . . ." (Alan Seeger, from a letter written in 1915) A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original brown cloth (wear to spine ends, board edges, and corners --as is common with this scarce title, no dust jacket), SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper and there inscribed in Greek by him to fellow author Rex Warner who frequently worked with Seferis, translating his works from Greek to English. A Greek Diplomat, Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Warner's excellent translations of Seferis' works contributed significantly to Seferis' winning the Prize. In his inscription, Seferis notes three pages of the book ("32 84 97") which, presumably, he especially wanted Warner to read. At these pages there appear "The Nympholept", "Kyrenaikos", and "At the Tomb of Napoleon Before the Elections in America - November, 1912". Alan Seeger (an uncle to American Folk singer Pete Singer) was a classmate of T. S. Eliot's at Harvard and himself a quite promising poet who both edited and wrote for the "Harvard Monthly". After a period of bohemian living in New York, attending parties at a boarding house where painter John Butler Yeats (father of William Butler Yeats) lived and over which he presided, Seeger moved to Paris and, in August, 1914, joined the French Foreign Legion so he could fight on the Allied side in World War I. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Ironically, Seeger is most famous for his poem "I Have a Rendezvous with Death", a favorite of American President John F. Kennedy who often asked Jacqueline Kennedy to recite it for him. Dying gloriously at an early age is a recurrent theme in Seeger's Poetry, and "Poems", Seeger's only book, was published in 1916, after Seeger was killed in battle. Reviewing the book in "The Egoist", T. S. Eliot wrote: "Seeger was serious about his work and spent pains over it. The work is well done, and so much out of date as to be almost a positive quality. It is high-flown, heavily decorated and solemn, but its solemnity is thorough going, not a mere literary formality. Alan Seeger, as one who knew him can attest, lived his whole life on this plane, with impeccable poetic dignity; everything about him was in keeping." Copies of "Poems" are themselves quite scarce, especially in collectible condition, and presentation copies signed by a Nobel Laureate in Literature are, of course, rare. A Very Good copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING POET GEORGE SEFERIS TO HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW AUTHOR REX WARNER. RARE.

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        Original Platinum Print photograph by Elizabeth "Bessie" Buehrmann, 1916

      1916. Near Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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      1916. 1. (CLARKE,HARRY)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. London: George Harrap, no date, [1916]. Tall thick 4to (8 1/4 x 11 1/2"), FULL VELLUM WITH GILT COVER, top edge gilt, slight spotting on bottom edge and endpaper, near Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 125 NUMBERED COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND AMERICA, SIGNED BY CLARKE AND HIS FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK! It is lavishly illustrated with 16 incredible color plates mounted on heavy stock (with lettered tissue guards), 24 full page black and white plates plus many decorative tailpieces. The illustrations are magnificent with detail unique to Clarke. This is a beautiful copy of an exceptionally rare book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Saiga Shokunin Burui. [Occupations of Workmen]

      Reprint edition.. Taisho 5. 1916.. TWO VOLUMES, two-page color woodblock prints throughout (15 in first volume, 13 in second volume) on double leaves, oriental style, 12 x 8 1/2 inches, decorative paper covers (Japanese thread binding fukurokuji) with title labels. Light abrasion to cover extremities, threads of second volume have broken, interiors very clean and bright. This is a reprint edition, with color woodblock print illustrations, of the original 18th century publication. The images of artisans of the Edo period are informative and beautifully rendered, combining illustrations of craftsmen at work with evocative social detail eg in one image a young child competes for the attention of a woman working. .

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      Paris, 1916-1917. Hardcover. Very Good +. Each volume approx. 300 p. 5 x 7 1/4 in. Half morocco binding with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spines, 5 raised bands, top edge of text block gilt, colored end papers. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD+: very light wear to covers and spines, marbled boards very lightly worn, a few lightly worn corners and spine edges, light discoloration to some leather surfaces. Spine faded, edges of text block very lightly darkened, small book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover, pages very clean, bindings very tight. LF, LC- light soiling to end papers. Gaspard- small old worm hole at edge of text block. La France...- light soiling to end papers, front hinge starting to crack, this text alone from 1910, all others are from 1916-1917. NOTE- 10 volumes all in French, all war memoirs pertaining to WW I, all bound uniformly (color variations in leather, marbled boards, end papers) by Brentano's, NY (stamped on endpaper).

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      Published by William Heinemann, 1916. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 525 copies. A selection of fairy tales from the Allied countries. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 122 pages. 10 x 7,5 inches. Copy no. 414 SIGNED by Rackham. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly marked. Free endpapers browned. A couple of hinges strained. Light browning to pages opposite mounted plates. Foxing to gutter of pages 56/57 else just the occasional foxspot to contents. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Bulletin de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences [75 issues, 1912-1916]

      [St. Petersburg - Petrograd : l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de St.-Petersbourg], 1916, 1916. 1st Edition. Description: 75v., illus. ; 28cm. Summary: a collection of 75 issues of 'Bulletin de l'Academie imperiale des sciences', published between 1912 - 1916. Includes 1 issue published in 1909, and 1 issue of 'Bulletin de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences de l'Union de Republiqiues Sovietiques Socialistes', published in 1926. Subjects: Periodicals -- Science -- Societies -- Russia -- Soviet Union. Notes: Cover titles in Russian and French. Text in Russian. Language: Russian. Very good paperback copies; edges somewhat dust-dulled and nicked. Condition varies slightly, with a small number of issues having torn front covers with loss. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Minor library marks remain. Some issues are unread copies with unopened pages. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      William Heinemann 1916 - 1st thus 1916. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 525 copies. A selection of fairy tales from the Allied countries. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front cover. 12 tipped-in colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 122 pages. 10 x 7,5 inches. Copy no. 414 SIGNED by Rackham. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly marked. Free endpapers browned. A couple of hinges strained. Light browning to pages opposite mounted plates. Foxing to gutter of pages 56/57 else just the occasional foxspot to contents. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Vampire of the Continent

      New York: The Jackson Press, 1916. First American Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Scarce First American Edition in clean original jacket with price intact on spine (1.25 net). Decorated American trade binding, with winged red vampire atop a naked long-haired woman, his claws piercing her breasts and dripping blood down into the title box. Very clean gray cloth boards with red and black lettering and decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German with a Preface by George Chatterton-Hill. 225 pages. Clean dust jacket has 1/16" or less chipping at top spine edge, tiny chip at base of spine (1/16" depth), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For the collector of rare decorated American publisher's bindings or of scarce and unusual history books, this is a gem. A book written by a German Count during World War I, it proposes that England is to blame for all of Europe's woes (and many of the world's), that she is a greedy and self-serving vampire draining the life blood out of Europe, Ireland, and other countries on far-flung continents.

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        MOSES A PLAY

      London: Printed by the Paragon Printing Works, Stepney Green, 1916.. 12mo. Original printed yellow wrappers. Wrappers darkened and a bit frayed along spine, with narrow chips to the fold, otherwise a very good copy of a scarce and fragile book. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition of the poet/painter's third separate publication, like its predecessors printed at his own expense and privately distributed. As often, this crudely printed pamphlet bears some manuscript corrections in the text. The title is slightly deceptive, as a small group of poems, including war poems, are appended. With a presentation inscription inside the front wrapper from Sydney S(chiff) to Lydia Sherwood, January 24, 1926. Schiff (1868-1944), translator (of Proust), patron (of Joyce and Wyndham Lewis), and friend (of Eliot and Max Beerbohm), published novels under the pseudonym "Stephen Hudson." His wife, Violet, nee Beddington, was the younger sister of Wilde's friend Ada Leverson ("The Sphinx"). Rosenberg met Schiff in the spring of 1915. "Like [Edward] Marsh, Schiff became Rosenberg's 'absentee patron', in the sense that he put no pressure on him to produce works in return for occasional support, and was available whenever Rosenberg needed him ... His new friendship with Schiff also contributed to his growing consciousness of being a Jew. They communicated easily ... To Schiff Rosenberg could say things which would have been inappropriate to Marsh. ...." "Moses" evolved from Rosenberg's exposure to anti-Semitism during his military service. Schiff was an important Jewish friend at the time and was instrumental in helping distribute copies of the play in literary circles. Lydia Sherwood (d. 1989) was a British actress (both stage and film) from the 1920s to 1960s. See Joseph Cohen, JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890 - 1918 (New York, 1975). REILLY (WWI), p.279.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        12 Occupations. French text with twelve designs by the author and an English translation

      London: Elkin Matthews, 1916. [32] pp., original orange colored printed soft covers now slightly chipped at margins, twelve designs by the author, text in French with English translation following, good+. Photos available upon request.

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      [London: Elkin Matthews, 1916] - Octavo. Original beige buckram, titles to spine and front board in dark blue. Spine slightly tanned, ends and corners very lightly rubbed, faint marks to cloth, some mild spotting to leaves; a very good copy indeed. Photographic portrait frontispiece by Alvin Langdon Coburn. First edition, one of 200 privately printed copies, signed in orange ink by Pound using his chop designed by Edmund Dulac. Gallup A11a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Burning Wheel

      B. H. Blackwell, Oxford,, 1916. Octavo. Original yellow wrappers, white paper title labels to upper wrapper and backstrip printed in black. Housed in a black half morocco solander case. Mild foxing throughout as usual, wrappers very lightly marked and with some trivial loss at the overlapping fore-edge, some minor wear to the backstrip. Very good. First Edition, Sole Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "To Evan Morgan from Aldous Huxley Oct. '17". Tipped into this copy on the inside of the front flap is the 2 page als from the author to Morgan presenting this book and seeking to arrange for the recipient to visit him at Eton. Morgan – later Lord Tredegar – was a Welsh poet, patron and friend of many literary and artistic figures such as Huxley, Augustus John, Sickert, Firbank, the Sitwells, Nancy Cunard, and many others including the more unlikely person of Aleister Crowley. The Burning Wheel was Huxley's first published book, printed in small numbers and far from a great success. Inscribed copies are rare. Only 2 have been offered at auction in the past 30 years.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Harbingers - Poems

      G. A. Blunden, Uckfield 1916 - [4], 67pp, [1]. Original card covers, title and author printed to upper cover within triple rule frame. Re-backed, covers faded, chipped with loss to fore-edge of upper cover and with small amount of loss to fore-edge of lower cover and lower corner, previous owners name and date in ink to head of upper cover. Internally lightly foxed to title, text with light sporadic foxing, mainly to fore-edge margin, but generally fairly clean. Signed by the author, 'From the author E. Blunden', to the blank page preceding the text. Now housed in a velvet lined cloth drop back box made by Temple Bookbinders, with the title to spine and upper cover. Kirkpatrick notes that two hundred copies were printed. This being Kirkpatrick A4 and A5 bound together with a cancel title, Kirkpatrick A6 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fruit-Gathering [Signed, Jack Palance's copy]

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Very Near Fine copy of the first UK edition, first printing (gentle pushing and light rubbing at spine ends, light bumps and minor rubbing to board corners), in a Very Good + example of the rarely seen dust jacket (spine darkened and with a touch of chipping at each end, small chip to the top of the front panel near the flap fold, some light toning and minor pushing), SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE on the title page with decorative accents drawn by him both beside and beneath his signature. [This is the true first edition of these poems printed together in book form, not to be confused with the later issue of the work coupled with Tagore's "Gitanjali" in "Gitanjali and Fruit-Gathering" (1918). The book does not correspond to any particular volume of Tagore's Poetry as published in the original Bengali.] This is presumably an unread copy with portions of the gatherings uncut at the top. Rabindranath Tagore won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West". (Tagore was fluent both in Bengali and in English. A close friend of Gandhi's -- each man admired the other greatly -- he also was knighted by the British in 1915, and, though he resisted the use of titles and distinguishing classifications, he is named as "Sir" Rabindranath Tagore on this book's dust jacket and title page, a designation presumably used by the Publisher to increase sales in class-conscious Britain. (Tagore later resigned his knighthood in protest of British policies in India.) Though he supported Indian independence, he urged the Indian people not to view themselves as victims of the British, seeing instead British rule as a "political symptom of our social disease", urging not outright revolution but rather advising the people to engage in self-help and education that would ultimately produce a capable and independent nation. Interestingly, it was Tagore who popularized "Mahatma" (or "Great Soul") as a description of Gandhi.) Significantly, Tagore was the first non-European to win the Prize. A polymath, he wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, and dramas, as well as over two thousand songs for which he wrote both the lyric and the music. The first edition of Fruit-Gathering, offered here, is rather uncommon and copies in the dust jacket are like hen's teeth. Signed copies of Tagore's works in English translation also are quite uncommon. Thus, copies of the first edition of Fruit-Gathering in the dust jacket and signed by Rabindranath Tagore, as is offered here, are RARE. [Having an excellent Provenance, this copy belonged to the actor Jack Palance and carries the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the rear pastedown.] A Near Fine copy of a quite scarce book, SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE. RARE.

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        Im Schlaraffenland. Ein Roman unter feinen Leuten

      Lpz., K. Wolff 1916.. 26.-30. Tsd. 8°. 3 Bll., 493 (1) S. OPbd. Buchblock verzogen. Kap. bestoßen. Mit eh., 5-zeil. Widmung von Heinrich Mann a. d. Titelbl., dat. 1929.

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        Mexican Expedition and World War One Scrapbook

      New Jersey, 1916. Fascinating scrapbook about Colonel Clyde E. Winterton of the New Jersey National Guard. The scrapbook is in an old business journal and contains 57 pages of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and ephemera that cover his service during the Mexican Expedition (sometimes referred to as the Punitive Expedition or the Pancho Villa Expedition) of 1916 and later as a member of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Includes several photos and real photo postcards of the Mexican Expedition, Camp McClellan Alabama, and France, as well as a nice three-panel panorama postcard of Bisbee Arizona, a letter to Winterton's parents from his brigade commander ensuring them that their son's court-martial (for saying insulting things about the Commanding General of the 29th Division while off-duty) would not affect his future service, Thanksgiving Dinner menus for the 113th Infantry Regiment (part of the 29th Division), Winterton's orders assuming command of a New Jersey Armory Company, an official "Safe Arrival" postcard notifying Winterton's parents that he had sarrived in France, a telegram to Winterton's father notifying him that Winterton had been wounded, an elaborate form letter signed by the governor of New Jersey (Walter Evans Edge) expressing concern about Winterton's wounds, a YMCA song book, a letter of thanks from Governor Edge congratulating Winterton's father on the meritorious service of his son, and much more. Many of the newspaper clippings concern Winterton's exemplary service as an acting battalion commander in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during the final days of the war for which he received a battlefield promotion to Major, a divisional citation, and the French Croix de Guerre.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of the Exceedingly Rare and Valuable Art Treasures and Antiquities Formerly Contained in The Famous Davanzati Palace, Florence, Italy. Which, Together with the Contents of His Villa Pia Were Brought To America By Elia Volpi

      New York: American Art Galleries, 1916. Unpaginated, with illustrations throughout, bound in red cloth, with elements of the original paper covers mounted on. Covers in Good Condition, showing edge wear/tears, bumped corners. With floral endpapers, with gilt highlights, binding and hinges tight.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        Principles of Social Reconstruction

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1916. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little dulled. A sound copy in very good condition, with the deteriorated jacket. First edition, first impression. A collection of essays based on lectures presented in 1915. Written with the aim of developing a philosophy of politics based on the "liberation of creativeness". From the library of Russell's friend and publisher Stanley Unwin.

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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, March 15th, 1916 - Lifting the Mask from England, By Aleister Crowley

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. Pages 81-96 (16 pages in this issue). Features: What War Teaches Peace, by Frank Koester; India and Ireland - by Ernest P. Horrwitz of Dublin University; Lifting the Mask From England, by Aleister Crowley; Wilson Wants War - Why Henry Ford was Snubbed by the President, by George E. Miller of the Detroit News; Russian Corruption, by Louis Viereck; Behind the Scenes at the Capital; Stupifying the People - A Random Example of How a Harvard Professor Disseminates the Poison of Ignorance and Slander; Thoughts of a "Gently Hazed" American; Various editorial topics; War bond ads; List of contributors to the Emma Duensing Fund; Many interesting ads; and more. Opening along coverfold. Unmarked. Average wear. A worthy copy. . Good. 1916. First Edition.

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        ATTILLIO COMELLI costume designs for The maid of the mountains from 1906, 34 original dwrawings in color

      . Original collection of 34 watercolors on size 35x 28cm. with note inscriptions in pencil. not signed. The Maid of the Mountains was one of the three most important musical hits of the London stage during World War I (the other two being a revue entitled The Bing Boys Are Here and the musical Chu Chin Chow, music or scenes from all of these have been included as background in many films set in this period, and they remain intensely evocative of the "Great War" years.[5] Other hit shows of the period were Theodore & Co (1916), The Boy (1917), and Yes, Uncle! (1917). Audiences wanted light and uplifting entertainment during the war, and these shows delivered it.[6] Some of the most popular songs were: "Love Will find a Way", "A Bachelor Gay", "A Paradise for Two", "My life is Love", and "Live for Today". The "romantic" ending, with Teresa finally united to Baldassaré, was personally insisted on by José Collins[1] (in the play as originally written, she ended up with the faithful but less colourful character of Beppo). Beppo and Teresa's duets remain, however, and the role of Baldassaré remains a non-singing part. Attilio Comelli was an important and prolific designer. In Dark's article in Cassell?s Magazine, he remarked that Comelli was renowned for ??the originality and boldness of his enviable colouring?. His designs are to be found in most of the major theatre collections around the world: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Harry Ransome Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Performing Arts Collection at the Arts Centre in Melbourne.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
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        The beasts of Tarzan

      Chicago: A.C. McClurg. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1916. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Green cloth cover with gilt stamped lettering on spine and cover and embossed border is rubbed at corners and caps. There is a tiny, 1/8" snag at the top edge of the rear cover. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and appear unread. Book has never been cracked open. B&W frontispiece and illustrations throughout. "Published March, 1916" on copyright page with "W. F. Hall Printing Company, Chicago" at bottom of copyright page. In very rare First Issue dust jacket advertises "Happy Valley" and "My Lady of the Island" on front flap and "Other Things Being Equal" and "Behind the Screen" on rear flap. Publisher's price of $1.30 on spine. Dust jacket corners clipped. DJ spine is sunned so red is now faded to yellow. DJ illustration is clean and still very attractive. DJ is tattered, chipped and torn at edges and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. .

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      London: Egoist Press,, 1916. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles in blind to upper board and to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Some minor browning to endpapers but an exceptionally fresh copy in the restored dust jacket. The bulk of the restoration was to replace the lower 6 cm (2 1/2 inches) of the spine panel and to reassemble the remaining and original panels. the only facsimile work being the publisher's name at on the spine panel. Of the utmost rarity. We have seen just 3 examples of the UK issue of the first edition and know of just a couple more. First edition, English Issue from American sheets. Joyce's first novel was published in America by Huebsch from whom Harriet Shaw Weaver, the proprietor of the Egoist Press, purchased "not more than 750" sets of sheets, issuing them here a year before her own UK printing of 1917. Copies in this condition are very uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1916. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 194 x 127 mm (7 5/8 x 5"). 2 p.l., 299, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's blue cloth, blindstamped title on front cover, flat spine with gilt titling. Front pastedown with bookplates of John Kobler and of "Porcaro." Slocum & Cahoon A-11. Very slight chafing to joints and extremities, spine ends just a little curled, otherwise A FINE COPY, the binding especially clean, the spine gilt very bright, and the text virtually pristine. This is an extremely appealing copy of the original printing in book form of Joyce's first novel, a coming-of-age story in which we encounter Stephen Dedalus, one of the century's great characters, later to play a starring role in "Ulysses." Day calls Joyce's autobiographical narrative "the definitive presentation of the 20th century artist in rebellion, breaking from his matrix and becoming himself. Art is a spiritual exaltation, requiring such unstinted devotion that lesser claims must be wholly brushed aside. The artist is presented as the supreme hero, and he is the outsider." The work was first serialized in the "Egoist," and caused such controversy that no English publisher would touch the novel; thus, it was first printed in the United States. While it is not terribly difficult to find first editions of "Portrait," copies as nice as this one are uncommon.

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      New York: B. W. Huebsch,, 1916. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities with a few tiny marks. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, and a very attractive copy of Joyce's first novel. Due at least in part to the adverse reception of the Egoist serialisation of A Portrait, no English printer would print the book for fear of prosecution under the obscenity laws. It was Huebsch who undertook the true first publication in book form, first published on 29 December 1916. He sent from this print run about 750 sets of sheets for issue in the UK the following February. Although the number of copies issued in America is unknown, it is unlikely to have been large since Huebsch had sold out by March and called for a second printing by April.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        David Thompson's Narrative of His Explorations in Western America 1784-1812

      Toronto: Champlain Society 1916, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xcviii,582pp. Good to very good. Octavo. Black and white plates, 3 folding colour plates (at end), and folding map in 4 parts in rear pocket. Original red cloth, gilt top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers with minor soiling. Spine a bit faded otherswise a very nice copy. With the bookplate of Richard M. Brown on the front pastedown. Peel 34. Organized in two parts: Part I covers Thompson's experiences and travels in the service of the Hudson Bay Company and North West Company in the country east of the Rockies between 1784 and 1807. Part II covers in detail the years 1807 to 1812. This work is published from the original manuscript owned at the time by the editor and written by Thompson many years after he left the west. Edited By J.B. Tyrrell..

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        A catechism of the Catholic religion : translated into the Choctaw language

      [Washington, D.C. : National Capital Press, c.1916], 1916. 1st Edition. Description: 200 p. : illus. ; 15 cm. Subjects: Choctaw language -- Texts. Summary: Printed in English and Choctaw on opposite pages. After a few initial pages of prayers, proceeds to the familiar question-and-answer format, addressing issues of baptism, confession, commandments, the last judgment, etc. Translated by William H. Ketcham. Added title page reads: Kiahlik Iksa Nana-Aiyimmika I Katikisma Chahta Anumpa Isht A Toshowa Hoke. Front cover title: Kiahlik Iksa Nana-Aiyimmika I Katikisma. Very good copy in the original title-printed red cloth. Slight dulling and rubbing to spine and panels edges, with some water-staining evident to front panel, endpapers and prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Wheels - An Anthology of Verse

      Oxford, B.H.Blackwell, 1916.: Inscribed; Irish Literature; Rare Books; Signed; Widmung; Widmungsexemplar. 8°.. Original, illustrated Hardcover (half cloth), partly unopened, in very good condition. The boards a little dusty and rubbed. Spectacular copy. Signed by Osbert Sitwell, Edith Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, Helen Rootham. Further inscribed by Helen Rootham: "To Annie with love from Helen".

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Three original blocks from the 1916 Christmas Greeting

      (Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1916). Originally issued as a small four-page greeting on Japanese vellum, this piece is noted as being one of the very few works printed by the Press during World War I. The press ceased production of nearly all but minor works during the war in the interest of propriety. According to Franklin, the text was reproduced from wide-nibbed calligraphy, presumably Graily Hewitt's. The first page of the greeting, printed from the first block, reads, "With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from St. John and Cicely Hornby, Shelly House, Chelsea, 1916." Pages two and three originally included four stanzas of the poem signed by E.E.B., Hornby's old housemaster at Harrow, Bowen. These stanzas appear on the other two blocks included in this set. The greeting is noted in the Bridwell Library record, but was not recorded in the Ashendene Bibliography. Each block bears some oxidation; there is some distortion to the plate mounted to the second block. Overall a nearly fine artifact from one of the Triple Crown of English fine presses.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Et j'ai voulu la paix

      London: The Egoist,, 1916. Octavo. Single quire wire stitched, self wrappers printed in black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Staple a touch rusty, wrappers somewhat dusty but an excellent copy. With the publisher's emendation to his address printed inside the rear wrap. First edition, sole printing. A book of war poetry of pacifist tendency by a minor but fascinating member of the modernist set. Spire - a French Jew - was an intimate of Pound, at whose suggestion and at whose apartments the party was held where James Joyce and Sylvia Beach first met. In his editorial capacity at The Egoist, Pound would have been instrumental in its publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        What Is Coming? A Forecast of Things after the War

      Cassell & Company, London,, 1916. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. Page stock browned - endemic to this printing - spine dull, cloth a little bubbled. Very good. First Edition, First Impression. With the author's initialled presentation inscription to the first blank, "AE from HG". The recipient was the Irish poet and activist George William Russell who wrote always under the sobriquet AE. This rather uncommon and poorly produced book collects a series of articles published in two journals between January and June of 1916. Whilst the underlying assumptions presume the defeat of Germany and little is permitted in criticism of the general policies of the wartime government Wells writes far more here than some mere screed of propaganda. The essays were probably composed just prior to the Irish uprising and no mention is made of the events in Dublin that Easter. The two writers were in fact more obviously connected not by their politics but rather by their separate mastery of the mystery story. Both were instrumental in the development of what we now routinely call science fiction.

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        MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH (Inscribed By the Author, Both His Sons, and His Wife to Their Nanny)

      London: Cassell, 1916. Wells, H. G. MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH. London: Cassell, (1916, 1917). 17th Printing. Although a later printing, a REMARKABLE PRESENTATION COPY from H. G. Wells & his wife Catherine Wells along with sons F. R. Wells & G. P. Wells (the latter two in H.G. Wells' hand). This was the book presented to Mathilde Meyer, the family's nanny, and she has further annotated the book with notations of the family birthdays, H. G. Wells' honorary degree from London University, and she has pasted several newspaper reviews of MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH on the endpapers and the back flap of the dust jacket. The novel itself was one of the most popular books published during World War One on both sides of the Atlantic; it has often been called one of the great fictional masterpieces in its depiction of life on the home front during the Great War. A remarkable association.. Inscribed By Author. Fine/Near Fine.

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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], 1916. Limited Edition. 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.

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      Davenport, Iowa: Palmer School of Chiropractic. Very Good+. 1916. Second Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth with bright gilt title on spine. Text block tight, clean and intact. Crisp pages. Two portrait frontispieces. Drawing illustrations. Decorated endpapers. Preface states that Volume #5 was intended to function as an independent text. Author B. J. Palmer, President of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in collaboration with J. H. Craven. Medical ; Drawing Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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        Marion Morehouse

      Undated. A stylized portrait by Cummings of Marion Morehouse, renowned New York model and Cummings' third wife -- and a frequent subject of the artist's work. Cummings, one of the best-loved American poets of the 20th century, was also a prolific visual artist: he considered writing and painting to be his "twin obsessions," and he exhibited his work in the annual Society of Independent Artists shows from 1916-1927 and was the art editor of the Dial magazine, the pre-eminent Modernist literary journal in the U.S., in the 1920s. In 1933 he published a book of his artwork in a limited edition. Called CIOPW, it took its title from the media he used in his art: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil and watercolors. In his early years he emphasized abstract painting; from the 1930s on he tended toward representational images, albeit with a range of inventive palettes, as this painting shows, and which some have compared to his inventiveness with words and poetic forms and structures. 9" x 11-1/4", oil on cardboard. In fact, this is painted on the underside of the top of a box that held typewriter paper -- a linking of his twin obsessions. Edges a bit chipped, with a couple of creases but very good condition overall. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment

      London:The Fine Art Society, Ltd.: 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Lithography and Lithographers

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1916. Some Chapters in the History of the Art by Elizabeth Robins Pennell Together with Descriptions and Technical Explanations of Modern Artistic Methods by Joseph Pennell. Folio. Original japon, titles to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Together with the original japon portfolio and the original printed card box, all housed in a black slipcase. Frontispiece and 77 plates, an original lithograph on grey paper. Together with 3 original lithographs by Joseph Pennell housed loosely in a separate portfolio. Binding very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 58 numbered copies signed by Pennell on a separate limitation leaf and with three original lithographs by Pennell housed loosely in a portfolio. This copy is complete with the scarce original box.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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