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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1916 - 1916 Wisden - Original Paperback

      1916 - Hi, This lot is an Original 1916 Wisden Paperback - the rarest 20th Century Paperback. This lot is in Good condition. The only down side is that there are 2 pieces of tape to the covers which are strengthening the spine, there is also a small loss to the spine cloth with some of the text of 1916 missing. Other than this it is a very nice book, very clean pages inside, tightly bound and 100% original. A hard year to find and at a reduced price due to the tape to the covers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London: George G.Harrap, 1916. Very fine, an excellent bright copy. Large 8vo. 167p. Translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul with color plates (some mounted) and decorations on every page. Title page and some plates highlighted in gold. Bound in full brown embossed and carved leather with illustrated endpapers and metal bosses on all four corners of both covers, the designs heavily carved with a central raised portrait of Dante on upper cover. Rare in this binding.

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        (Broadside): German Colonial Possessions Surrendered to the Allies Since August, 1914

      London: Johnson, Riddle & Co, 1916. Very Good. Printed in black and red. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Undated but the latest possession listed is dated February, 1916. Old folds, small chips and tears confined to the margin, except one 3" tear on the right affecting no printing, very good. A list of possessions captured by the British either alone, in concert with allies, or by allies alone (notably Japan).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      The MacMillan Company, New York 1916 - Hardcover, publisher's indigo vellum cloth; upper cover framed in blind with double rule and lettered in gilt, with indigo, green and gold vignette. Spine lettered in gold. Top edge gilt. 217 pages, plus 6 pages of publisher's ads appended. First edition, first printing [October 1916 on copyright page] with publisher's perforated stamp on title - "ADVANCE COPY FOR REVIEW NOT FOR SALE." Published in a print run of only 1200, it is not known how many advanced copies were distributed. Jeffers's second book, but his first to be commercially published by a major publishing house. Housed in a modern slipcase and chemise, leather backed with decorations and gilt lettereing. A superb copy with just a touch of wear to cloth. A fine copy in a fine half-leather slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture Ramayana

      Bombay - The British India Press, 1916 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English-language depiction of the Ramayana. Very scarce survival. The Ramayana is traditionally an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates thestruggle of Rama to rescue his wife Sita from Ravana. The work is traditionally ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki. Thisis an English language summary of the Ramayana with illustrations by its compiler, Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao. Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao, or Balasaheb Pandit Pant Pratinidhi was the chief, orRaja, ofthe state of Aundh in Maharashrea, India. This was under the British Raj during 1909-1947. His son was the Indian Ambassador Apa Sahib. With a presentation inscription fromthe chief of Aundh to one Mr Webb dated 1925. With 59 platesfrom drawings by Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao. Collated, complete. Witha lengthy preface by Charles Augustus Kincaid,a high court judge of colonial India and prolific author. The intention of this work is to explain and sharethe Ramayana with the Western influencers during the BritishRaj. Its publicationhelped to educate many onIndian tradition. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and front board. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities. and spine. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine resulting in a small amount of loss. Small split to the cloth at the head of spine. Light rubbing to the extremities. Spots to boards. Gift inscription from the author to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, binding is strained in places due to binding type. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Intelligence Supplement No 3 No5 No7 and No10 Notes on the Officers serving with the Enemy Forces in German East Africa

      4to. Four separate reports representing the revision and refining of the state of intelligence with respect to the Officers on the German Staff. Each contains full-page facsimiles of the officers' signatures, also Imperial Eagle insignia and a reproduction of the "New German [20 Heller] War Coin made from English Cartridge Cases." In the first two reports these insignia and coins have been coloured in pencil crayon. All very good wire-stitched in the original wraps, staples rusted, wraps of No.10 beginning to separate and with a tear, no loss, to the lower panel. 18pp., 26pp., 27pp., 36pp. N.p. [In the Field], July-December,

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        Ausgewählte Sonette, Gedichte und Epigramme.

      2 Bände. Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm. 59 S., (1) Seite, mit 8 Original-Kupferstichen und 5 Original-Holzstichen von Otto Rohse 52 S., (4) Seiten, mit 3 Original-Kupferstichen und 6 Original-Holzstichen von Otto Rohse. Orig.-Halblederbände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung sowie Deckelblindprägung. Mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Spindler 44, 15/16. Exemplar 32/195 des 10. und 11. Druckes der Otto Rohse-Presse, jeweils im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Der Text folgt der Auswahl, Gestalt und Rechtschreibung der von Klabund 1916 besorgten Ausgabe. Handsatz aus der Schneidler-Mediaeval der Bauerschen Gießerei. Die Holzstiche und Kupferstiche wurden von den Originalplatten abgezogen. Einband von Christian Zwang. Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Chicago Poems

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Sweet previous owner's 1918 inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in original dark green cloth and a near fine example of the very scarce original dust jacket with a few small chips from the spinal extremities.. Duodecimo. 5.25 x 7.5 in. 183 pp.

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        Näherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation. Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XXXII.

      Berlin: Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1916. First edition, offprint issue, in the original printed wrappers, of the paper in which Einstein first proposed the existence of gravitational waves on the basis of general relativity, which he had completed just eight months earlier. "In June 1916 [Einstein] published a follow-up paper [the offered paper] to his recently formulated theory of the gravitational field in which he predicted the existence of gravitational waves traveling at the speed of light, in analogy with electromagnetic radiation (i.e. light, radio waves, etc.). In it he derived a formula for the emission of gravitational waves" (Blum, Lalli & Renn). Notwithstanding this paper, some physicists, including Einstein himself, later came to doubt the existence of gravitational waves (see below). These doubts were finally laid to rest when, on 14 September 2015, gravitational waves formed by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light years away were detected by both LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detectors in Louisiana and Washington State in the US. Regarding this discovery, Stephen Hawking wrote: "The discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO team is an incredible achievement. It is the first observation of gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein and will allow us new insights into our universe." "Even before relativity, [Hendrik Antoon] Lorenz had conjectured in 1900 that gravitation 'can be attributed to actions which do not propagate with a velocity larger than that of light.' The term gravitational wave (onde gravifique) appeared for the first time in 1905, when [Henri] Poincaré discussed the extension of Lorenz invariance to gravitation. In June 1916 [in the offered paper], Einstein became the first to cast these qualitative ideas into explicit form" (Pais, p. 279). Remarkably, Einstein's work on gravitational waves seems to have led to his realization that a quantum theory of gravity would be necessary, and then to new discoveries in quantum theory itself. "He also pointed out [in the same paper] that the existence of radiationless stable interatomic orbits is equally mysterious from the electromagnetic as from the gravitational point of view! 'It seems that the quantum theory will have to modify not only Maxwell's electrodynamics but also the new gravitational theory.' Perhaps this renewed concern with quantum physics spurred him, a few months later, to make one of his great contributions to quantum electrodynamics: in the fall of 1916 he introduced the concepts of spontaneous and induced transitions and gave a new derivation of Planck's radiation law" (ibid., p. 280). "Einstein's earliest calculations in general relativity were based on the theory's Newtonian approximation. This was a natural choice, since it was vital to the theory's acceptability to most physicists that it should be able to reproduce, in some plausible, if approximate, sense, the enormously successful predictions of Newton's gravitational theory. In addition, this approximation scheme could then prove useful in identifying physical scenarios in which higher-order terms in the approximation scheme predicted measurable departures from the Newtonian prediction, the most famous case of this being the Mercury perihelion advance. Einstein's early emphasis on the Newtonian approximation scheme may explain his comment to Karl Schwarzschild, in a letter of February 19, 1916, that gravitational waves did not exist within his new theory. Unfortunately, Einstein's letter does not state the grounds for this belief ... "However, within a few months of this letter, Einstein was to change his mind, and not for the last time, on the existence of waves in his theory. Probably the occasion for this change of heart came about in his investigation of a new method of approximation, comparing his theory to Maxwellian electrodynamics ... Following a suggestion of the astronomer Willem de Sitter (1872-1934), Einstein adopted a linearized approximation scheme of his equations, with a coordinate choice which cast the resulting linearized field equations in a form analogous to a familiar version of the Maxwell equations. Once this maneuver had been accomplished, it was trivial to solve the resulting wave equation, using techniques developed in the study of Maxwell's equations. In this way one could demonstrate the existence of a solution of the linearized Einstein equations representing plane gravitational waves. The paper published by Einstein on this linearized approximation in 1916 [the offered paper] thus became the first mathematical theory of gravitational waves, and the approach it pioneered is still fundamental to the design of such existing gravitational wave detectors as the LIGO, VIRGO, and GEO600 detectors operating (respectively) in the United States, Italy, and Germany" (Kennefick, pp. 270-3). Efforts to detect gravitational waves began in earnest in the 1960s. In June 1969, after almost a decade's work, Joseph Weber reported that he had detected gravitational waves using a 'Weber bar,' a large, solid bar of metal isolated from outside vibrations. Weber found residual vibrations of the bar which he attributed to the presence of gravitational waves, but his results were challenged by other scientists partly because the intensity of the gravitational waves necessary to produce Weber's results was much larger than expected. New evidence came from observations over three decades of the Hulse-Taylor binary, a pair of stars, one of which is a pulsar, which orbit each other rapidly at very short distance, which should cause them to radiate significant amounts of energy in the form of gravitational waves. This in turn should cause their period of rotation to increase over time; the observations of this slowing turned out to agree with Einstein's predictions to within 0.2%. Russell Hulse and Joe Taylor were awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, the first indirect evidence of the existence of gravitational waves. The first direct observation of gravitational waves was made by the LIGO team in 2015. Weil 86. Blum, Lalli & Renn, 'One hundred years of gravitational waves: the long road from prediction to observation,' Research Topic 43, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 11 February 2016; Kennefick, 'Einstein, gravitational waves, and the theoretician's regress,' pp. 270-280 in The Cambridge Companion to Einstein, 2014; Pais, Subtle is the Lord, 1982. 8vo (252 x 179 mm), pp. 688-696. Original printed wrappers, 5 cm pencil line across front wrapper, very mild sunning to wrappers, otherwise fine.

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        A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (First Edition)

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1916. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Blue Cloth. Near Fine. 7 5/8" Tall. 299 Pp. Blue Cloth, Spine Gilt, Front Cover Blind Stamped. First Printing (No Additional Printing Noted). This American Edition Precedes All Other Published Editions. Condition Is Exceptionally Attractive. Contents Evenly Aged, Otherwise Unmarked And Unstained, With A Few Tiny Foxing Spots In The Book. Spine Lightly Rubbed Along Very Top And Bottom Edges Only, With Pinpoint Rubs At Tips, No Fraying Or Damage And Almost No Loss Of Color, Boards Otherwise With Original Bright, Even Color. Spine Gilt Quite Bright Although Not Brilliant. Top Edge Of Page Block Is Very Dusty. Original Cloth And Endpapers, Re-Cased [Re-Glued And Tightened]; Not Ex-Library, No Previous Owners' Marks.

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        Premier Exposé des Résultats archéologiques obtenus dans la Chine occidentale par la mission Gilbert de Voisins, Jean Lartigue et Victor Segalen (1914). Extrait du Journal asiatique (Second et dernier fascicule)

      1 vol. in-8 br., Imprimerie Nationale, 1916, pp. 50-104 avec 18 planches hors texte (pagination double, également paginée : pp. 369-424) Très rare exemplaire du second et dernier fascicule en édition originale (qui fut tiré à seulement 100 exemplaires) dont les illustrations proviennent des plaques originales réalisées pas Victor Segalen. Ce fascicule correspond au troisième chapitre de l'article publié dans le Journal Asiatique, et portant sur "L'art bouddhique ancien au Sseu-Tch'Ouan". Etat satisfaisant (second fascicule seul, accroc avec petit mq. en couv., bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        Die Verwandlung.

      8, 72 S., 3 Bl., Broschur., Einband etwas gebräunt Rücken handschriftlich betitelt, Namenszug u. handschriftl. Bibliotheksnum. a. Titelblatt, Gelenk teilweise etwas gelockert, ansonsten in gutem Zustand. EA. (W/G2 3), (= Bücherei Der jüngste Tag, Nr. 22/23.) Deckelllustration von Ottomar Starke. Die erste, gegenüber dem Erstdruck in "Die Weißen Blätter", von Kafka verbesserte Buchausgabe. Auf dem Umschlag die Jahresangabe 1916. - Sehr selten.

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        Premier Exposé des Résultats archéologiques obtenus dans la Chine occidentale par la mission Gilbert de Voisins, Jean Lartigue et Victor Segalen (1914). Extrait du Journal asiatique (Second et dernier fascicule)

      Imprimerie Nationale 1916 - 1 vol. in-8 br., Imprimerie Nationale, 1916, pp. 50-104 avec 18 planches hors texte (pagination double, également paginée : pp. 369-424) Très rare exemplaire du second et dernier fascicule en édition originale (qui fut tiré à seulement 100 exemplaires) dont les illustrations proviennent des plaques originales réalisées pas Victor Segalen. Ce fascicule correspond au troisième chapitre de l'article publié dans le Journal Asiatique, et portant sur "L'art bouddhique ancien au Sseu-Tch'Ouan". Etat satisfaisant (second fascicule seul, accroc avec petit mq. en couv., bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Voyages of the 'Morning'

      Published by Smith Elder & Co, London 1916 - , xx 1-223 pages, collated, complete with black & white plates, music, and a folding map at the rear First Edition , lightly rubbed, nice, clean copy in very good condition , blue grey cloth with yellow printed titles and a black and illustation on the front cover , octavo, 20.5 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Provincetown Plays. First Series ...WITH: Bound Easst for Cardiff by Eugene G. O'Neill

      New York: Frank Shay, 1916. 8vo. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. Chipped and worn, covers off. 8vo. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE'S COPY. Signed "Georgia O'Keeffe. Nov. 24 - 1916" on ffep.

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        Armenian Legends and Poems. Illustrated & Compiled by. With an Introduction by the Right Hon. Viscount Bryce, O.M. and a Contribution on "Armenia: Its Epics, Folk-Songs, and Mediaeval Poetry," by Aram Raffi

      London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1916 - First edition. 4to. xvi, 194, (2) pp. Publisher's pale green buckram, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine an upper board, dust jacket. Frontispiece and 11 plates, all in colour and tipped in. The scarce jacket with some wear to the edges and with a strip missing from the centre of the spine an extending diagonally across the lower panel in ever small degrees, an attractive copy.

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        Kastrup Havn.

      1916 1916 - Maleri. Sign. Axel Johansen 1916. Lysmål 37,5x47 cm. Indrammet i guldramme.

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      Small Folio (34 x 36,5 cm / 13.4 x 14.3 inches). [36] printed text on loose leaves, 32 interleaved loose maps lithographed in colour, inserted original advertisement in three language, printed on blue paper, inserted in original grey linen folder with black printed title and printed endpapers mounted on the inner side (Very Good, binding slightly stained with small tears in folds). - Warsaw & Krakow: Gebethner & Wolff. 1916. Maps by: Cartographic Institute of Freytag & Bernd, Vienna. Printed by: A. Holzhausen. An uncommon first edition of the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, with 32 thematic maps, by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer was crucial to establishing borders of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. - This is the first edition of the Polish Statistical and Geographical Atlas, published during WWI by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer (1917-1954). The atlas was a first modern statistical survey of the country and it played a crucial role in establishing new Polish borders after WWI, in 1918. A Polish geographer, cartographer and geopolitician Eugeniusz Miko?aj Romer (1871 - 1954) was born in Lwów (today Lviv, Ukranie) and studied history, geology, geography and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Lwów and Halle (Saale). In 1894, Romer finished a doctorate in philosophy at Lwów University, where he became a professor in 1911. In that time he was also a president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists. Before WWI Eugeniusz Romer traveled to Switzerland, to study Alpine glaciers, to Asia, and in 1913 to Alaska, to the Saint Elias Mountains. In 1916, during WWI, while staying in Vienna he started working on the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, which was published the same year. After the war Romer became a member of the Polish delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, helping to draw the western border of Poland. Two year later, in 1921, he published the second edition of the atlas with new boundaries. Thematic maps, embracing the area of Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States, illustrate the following subjects: 1. Hypsometry, 2. Geology, 3. Climate, 4. Flora, 5. History, 6. Administration, 7. Population density, 8. Yearly growth of Population, 9. Polish population, 10. Roman-Catholic religion, 11. Jewish population (4 maps on one sheet showing different areas between 1870-1910) 12. Polish population in border areas (4 maps on one sheet), 13. Polish population in Latvia and Little Russia (2 maps on one sheet), 14. Churches, 15. Education (3 maps and a chart on one sheet), 16. Polish printing (4 maps on one sheet, showcasing the development of Polish printing between 1794-1913). 17. Large proprietors, 18. Use of land, 19. Wheat and corn, 20. Rye and buckwheat, 21. Barley and beet, 22. Oats and flax, 23. Potatoes and millet, 24. Breadstuffs, 25. Animal breeding: Horses & cattle, 26. Animal breeding: Pigs, sheep and goats, 27. Animal breeding per inhabitant, 28. Mineralogical map, 29. Industrial population, 30. Classes of industry, 31. Savings of population, 32. Transportation. References: Urszula Kossowska-Cezak. Eugeniusz Romer – w 140. rocznic? urodzin. „Przegl?d Geofizyczny". 1-2, 2011

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        (Broadside): German Colonial Possessions Surrendered to the Allies Since August, 1914

      London: Johnson, Riddle & Co, 1916. Very Good. Printed in black and red. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Undated but the latest possession listed is dated February, 1916. Old folds, small chips and tears confined to the margin, except one 3" tear on the right affecting no printing, very good. A list of possessions captured by the British either alone, in concert with allies, or by allies alone (notably Japan).

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        The Clan Of Munes

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Color Plates, B/W Illustrations. (57) Pp. Light Blue Cloth, Lettered In White, Grey Background, Red And Black Illustration. 12 3/4 X 9 1/2". First (And Only) Printing. A Clean, Bright Example, Pages Immaculate And Square, Endpaperssliugtly Age-Toned, Covers With Light Rubbing At Corners, No Fraying, Hinges Tight, Some Rubbing To Cover Lettering, Background, And Illustration With Small Losses (See Photo). No Names Or Marks Or Stains.

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        Moses - a play.

      Printed by The Paragon, Stepney Green, London., 1916. First edition. 12mo. 26 pages. Original wrappers.Stain to top edge affecting upper margins of a few pages and top of rear cover. Spine splitting. Covers a bit dusty. A good, presentable copy of a scarce item.

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        Photolitography of First Printing in America - Only 72 copies

      1916 - Photolitography of First Printing in America - Only 72 copies La Primera Muestra Tipográfica salida de las prensas de la América del Sur reimpresión Fotolitográfica con un breve prólogo de J.T. Medina. Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Elzeviriana. 1916. Folio, rústica, tela. 4 hs. descripción + 2 hs., facsímil. Limit 72 prints. Containing 4 pages of facsimiles of the first printing done by Antonio Ricardo, the first printer in South America (at Lima), with an Introductory Essay by J. T. Medina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS [Large Paper Copy]

      1916 - (Le Livre des Sans-Foyer). Original Articles in Verse and Prose / Illustrations reproduced from Original Paintings & Drawings. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with tan cloth spine. First (and only) Edition, of which this is Copy No. 70 of the 125 numbered large-paper copies printed on Van Gelder paper, signed by D.B. Updike of The Merrymount Press. (In addition to 2000 trade copies, there were 175 large-paper copies -- #s 1-50 on French hand-made paper, and #s 51-175 on Van Gelder paper.)~Edited and organized by Edith Wharton, this book's proceeds went to the people of Belgium and France made homeless by the Great War -- especially the child refugees from Flanders. Following an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, the literary contributors include Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Binyon, Rupert Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad ("Poland Revisited"), John Galsworthy, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Alice Meynell, George Santayana, Igor Stravinsky, Edith Wharton and W. B. Yeats; the artistic contributors include Max Beerbohm, Charles Dana Gibson, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and John Singer Sargent.~Condition is very good (rear cover soiled, endpapers cracked, a few leaves' lower margin eroded and repaired toward the rear); this is a hefty, sizable volume (13 by 10 inches). Garrison D1 (Wharton); Edel & Laurence B35a (James). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Kategorien- und Bedeutungslehre des Duns Scotus. Tübingen. J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 1916. 23,4 x 15 cm. 4 Bll., 245 Seiten. Originalbroschur.

      J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1916. Erstausgabe. Zweite Buchveröffentlichung Heideggers, zugleich seine Habilitationsschrift. Mit der gedruckten Widmung: "Heinrich Rickert in dankbarster Verehrung". Sehr schönes Exemplar in der Originalbroschur. Referenz: Saß 16.

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        Die Verwandlung.4to. 28 S., 2 Bl. Schwarze Orig.-Broschur mit blauem Titelschildchen.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag 1916 - Exemplar in einem guten Gesamtzustand, geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich.Erstausgabe. Der Jüngste Tag, Band 34. Der Text erschien erstmals 1913 im Jahrbuch Arkadia. Eines der wenigen von Kafka selbst geschätzten Werke.Schönes und vollständiges Exemplar. Original Einleger des Verlages im Buch. 295 Deutsch 58g [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wall Street.

      New York 1916 - Photogravure on japan paper, from Camera Work No. 48, annotated on the reverse, image size 13.4 x 16.6 cm., sheet 28.1 x 20 cm, mounted and framed. An iconic image of Wall Street and a turning point in modern photography. Wall Street depicts a scene of everyday life in Manhattan's Financial District. Workers are seen walking past the J.P. Morgan building in New York City on the famous Wall Street, of which the photograph takes its name. The photograph is famous for its reliance on the sharpness and contrast of the shapes and angles, created by the building and the workers, that lead to its abstraction. This photograph is considered to be one of Strand's most famous works and an example of his change from pictorialism to straight photography. Strand moved from the posed to portraying the purity of the subjects. There is no focal point, with the lines converging off of the frame of the image. The financial building take majority of the frame. Emphasis is placed on the strong shapes created by the architecture of the building. The workers are included in the image, but are faceless and are trumped in size by the massive square shapes from the building they walk past. Also, the workers are captured in motion which on film makes them appear blurry. This aesthetic that Strand creates in Wall Street is his break toward the modern. Social change was important to Strand. With Wall Street, he sought to portray a social message. He captured the faceless people next to the looming financial building in order to give a warning. Strand shows "the recently built J.P. Morgan Co. building, whose huge, dark recesses dwarf the passers-by with the imposing powers of uniformity and anonymity."(Ollman, "Art Review: Paul Strand: A Transition, Caught on Film.) The people cannot escape the overwhelming power that this modern establishment will have on their future and the future of America. He warns us to not be the small people that look almost ant-like next to this building that has a massive amount of control over the American economy. The photo, now simply titled "Wall Street", was one of six Paul Strand pictures Stieglitz published in Camera Work. In three of the six pictures, humanity strides out from abstract ideas, and each figure was a study in itself — an irregular item complimented by modular formats that surround it. Another set of eleven Strand photos were published in the magazine's final issue in 1917, and those pictures, overwhelmingly endorsed by Stieglitz as 'brutally direct' made Strand's reputation. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1916 1916 - Trykt hos Kr. Kongstad. Kbhvn.: Gyldendalske, Nordisk 1916. Med orig. fotogravure af Edvard Munch. 52 s. Oplag 350 numr. eksemplarer. Helt rent ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag i smukt privat helskind med guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet signeret Ole Olsen 1978 Co'libri.With orig. photogravure by Edvard Munch. Limited to 350 numbered copies. Mint uncut copy bound in nice full black leather with goldprint on spine. Binding signed Ole Olsen 1978 Co'libri. * Eksemplar nr. 146 med dedikation fra forfatteren til Kai Friis Møller.Copy no. 146 inscribed by the author to the Danish author Kai Friis Møller. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        A fine collection of variant editions of the Anzac Memorial - comprehensive without being exhaustive. All were published in Sydney by the Returned Soldiers Association of New South Wales (except the last one, published by the New South Wales Branch, Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, and edited by Henry Pearce)

      All but one are octavo; for these copies, basic distinguishing details only are here provided - date of publication, edition, binding; please contact us if more information is required, and we will supply very full particulars. The condition of two of the volumes is very good, and for the other four, it is excellent. The superb quarto Royal Edition is described in detail below. (1) 25 April 1916 [first edition, ('Superior Edition'), first state]; original khaki cloth printed in red and blue, retaining the original colour wrappers. (2) 25 April 1916 [first edition, ('Superior Edition'), second state]; original brick-red buckram printed in gilt, retaining the original colour wrappers. (3) 25 April 1916 [first edition, ('Subscribers' Edition')]; original padded full red morocco printed in gilt, retaining the original colour wrappers. (4) 25 April 1916 [first quarto edition]; see below. (5) 25 April 1917 (second edition)/ 1916; flush-cut colour pictorial cream papered boards. (6) September 1919 (Peace Edition)/ 1916; original padded gilt-decorated purple suede, all edges gilt. The quarto edition comprises 242 (first blank) pages printed on Whatman paper with decorative gilt borders throughout, with 3 illustrations, 22 pages of plates (from photographs) and an original full-page watercolour by Will Donald on page 114 (a head-and-shoulders portrait, captioned 'Anzac', different in every copy). Original padded full red morocco with the title printed in gilt on the front cover, all edges gilt; leather sunned on the spine, rubbed at the extremities, and a little scuffed and marked; foxing to the inside surfaces of the (lined) flyleaves, the binder's blank leaf at each end, and some of the plates; an excellent copy. The 'Royal Edition', albeit an out-of-series copy. Printed at the head of the second page is 'This Edition is limited to Fifty copies'; this copy is unnumbered. In copies where the number is inserted, it is done so in (purple) ink by the editor, and initialled by him. Interestingly, this copy is inscribed on the initial binder's blank 'With Compliments of Manager, Henry W. Pearce', the editor of the 1919 (and last) edition. This copy is in a full padded morocco binding, similar to that used on the leather-bound octavo 1916 edition, but considerably plainer than the ornate hand-tooled polished calf one-off designer bindings of the numbered copies of this edition. Not in Dornbusch (but see 204-207 for other editions); Fielding and O'Neill, page 239 (1917 edition only).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        World War One: SMYTHE, Barbara (editor)

      Original home made book, decorated card over canvas, tape pockets to inside of rear board; 8vo. 183 pages. A collection of 15 original items, illustrated with 12 watercolours. Written by A group of seven young women relatives to raise money for the War effort and rented out at a few pence a day to neighbours, friends and relatives. A note on the contents page reads "No reader must keep the Cavalier longer than two days. If kept longer 1/2d must be paid for every extra day. Please put six penny stamps in the pocket under given name, & send it onto the next address. The money thus made goes to War Funds & the Queens Hospital for Children. B.E. Smythe (editor)". Much of the content is overshadowed by the War, such as the poems "The Fair City" (Dedicated to P-r on his return by a Perthshire Beaden" and"The Ballad of a Diable Bleu a true story by a Chasseur home on leave, & put into verse." The first story, which is the longest at 67 pages is called Robin's Wish, concerns the long awaited Christmas visit of cousin Paul. The story ends "We never saw Cousin Paul again. A year later he was killed in the Great War fighting on the Russian front (I can't spell the name of the place he was killed at)." The rear board has 15 addressed pockets for the stamps. The addresses stretch across Scotland and England, the last addressee being Lady Betty Hay, 74 Eaton Place in London. Also included is a fine album of family photographs for the 1920's onwards. The Smythes were a prosperous Perthshire family. Barbara Smythe remained unmarried and lived on the family estate until the late 1980's.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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        THE TEXTILE MANUFACTURER. A Practical Journal For Millowners, Machinists, Bleachers, Dyers, Calico Printers, etc. A Fine Run of 9 volumes. complete with Samples.

      London ;- Emmott & Co. Ltd. - 1924 1916 - 9 Folios. Hardback. Contemporary navy buckram (lightly rubbed) Internally tight and fresh. An important run of 9 consecutive volumes from volume XLII to volume L. Each adorned with most attractive original mounted textile samples. Scarce in this excellent condition ! (extra postage required) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        1916 to 1919 Wisden Hardbacks - Set of 4 rare WW1 Wisdens.

      This lot is a Set of 4 WW1 Hardback Wisdens - 1916 ,1917,1918, 1919 some of the rarest Wisden Hardbacks. In Good to Very Good Condition. The 1916 has new spine gilt some wear to the spine cloth but very nice internally. The 1917 has strong wear to the front board and page 3 , otherwise a steady book.The 1918 is exceptional, just some wear to page 3 and a couple of marks to the rear board, the 1919 has a read feel with some internal markings, all 4 books have great original hinges. 1918 and 1919 have their photoplates and they are very good, 1916 and 1917 were not issued with photoplates.

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        The Watchman and Other Poems

      Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Blue cloth printed in black. Very Good. Spine toned, cloth lightly soiled and with a water spot to the rear cover, light wear to spine ends. Gilt stamping to front cover has almost all but tarnished to black, as is very common with this title. Top edge of page block shows a stain, foxing and a patch of wear. Previous owner initials in ink and small bookseller ticket to front free end paper. Pages foxed heavily throughout. The first of Canadian-born author L. M. Montgomery's books to be published by a Canadian publisher. The poem "The Watchman" was recited at the author's funeral.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit math. Berechnungen u. U.

      Leiden, [12. II. 1916]. - 2 SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit eh. Adresse und wiederholtem Namenszug im Absender. An den Mathematiker David Hilbert in Göttingen: "Empfangen Sie meinen innigen Dank für die Übersendung Ihrer Abhandlung. - Herr Lorentz und wir alle anderen hab[en] uns in der letzten Zeit hier sehr mit der neuesten Einsteinschen Theorie beschäftigt. Dadurch bin ich darauf vorbereitet um mit wahrer Ergriffenheit Ihre Arbeit zu lesen. - Momentan bin ich äußerst ungeduldig Ihren Beweis für Theorem I kennen zu lernen. Denn ich habe mich wochenlang vergeblich bemüht festzustellen ob die 'Erhaltungsgleichungen des materiellen Tensors' [folgt die Gleichung] aus den (neuen) Einstein'schen Gravitationsgleich. [folgen diese] folgen oder nicht. Ihr Theorem I beantwortet nun die Frage bejahend [.]". - Gelocht, geringf. Buchstabenverlust wie oben ergänzt, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Plakat. Kriegsanleihe Zeichnen. Original-Lithographie.

      Dresden, Kunstanstalten May AG. Um 1916. - 80 x 20 und 75 x 20 cm. Banderole, 2 Teilplakate zum zusammensetzen, so vollständig. Gefaltet. Hervorragend erhalten. Aufruf zur Zeichnung der Kriegsanleihen. 1. Weltkrieg

      [Bookseller: Biblio Industries Alain Haezeleer]
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        Catalogue of the Library at Broomhill, Tunbridge Wells. The Property of Sir David Lionel Salomons, Bt

      Three photographs (two of the library room & one of the collector). 1 p.l., xiii, 948, [2], 949-52, 51 pp. Thick small folio, orig. half-morocco & cloth (lower joint cracked but strong, short crack at head of upper joint), a.e.g. N.p.: 1916. Limited to 37 copies only of this magnificent catalogue; this is copy number 32 printed on Esparto paper, signed by the collector. Born into a family of considerable wealth, Salomons (1851-1925), was a most fascinating man: "From the earliest age Salomons played with clockwork engines, building blocks, and tools. In adolescence he wandered around Clerkenwell and Soho looking into tool shops. At the age of fourteen he befriended a working watchmaker who taught him practical mechanics: he retained a lifelong interest in watchmaking, became a member of the Clockmakers' Company, and published a monograph in 1921 on the French watchmaker Breguet, of whose work he amassed a large collection. After his succession to the baronetcy he installed private workshops, laboratories, and electricity at Broomhill in 1874, and investigated electromotive force and electric conductors in association with Sir Charles Wheatstone. In 1876 he built a waterworks at Broomhill and fitted a telescope to its water-tower. Within a few years he had thousands of tools in his workshop and was constantly devising experiments. He took out patents for railway signalling, electric lamps, current meters, electric circuits, electric magnets, pressure gauges, vacuum tubes, electric torches, and electromotor apparatus. He was one of the founders of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, serving as vice-president and treasurer, but, as a non-professional electrical engineer, he was judged ineligible for its presidency. His textbook, Electric Light Installations, passed through eleven editions during the 1880s and 1890s. Salomons was first chairman of the City of London Electric Lighting Company established in 1891 with an electric-lighting franchise for the City of London and the St Saviour's district of Southwark."-ODNB. He also had an early interest in horseless carriages, the uses of radium in medicine, and aviation. Salomons was also a considerable book collector. He purchased many of the finest illustrated French books from the library of the Earl of Carnarvon (see De Ricci, p. 174). His library was rich in French and English illustrated books and scientific works, especially locomotion (ballooning, railways, automobiles, etc.). This is described as the fourth edition on the limitation page. We know of two earlier catalogues, issued in 1903 and 1909, and one later one, issued in 1919-20. Fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        British Birds With Eighty Plates in Colour, Showing Over Four Hundred Species In Four Volumes Second Edition

      London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1916 2nd. 4 vols. Large hardbacks, approx 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Red cloths lettered in gilt on spines with gilt line paneled boards. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines and cloths faded, rubbing to boards and edges, corners bumped and rubbed. Nicks to corners and ends of spine. Darkening to endpapers and neat inscription to front. Some slight darkening and handling marks to page edges else very clean and tight copies. Profusely illustrated with colour plates throughout.

      [Bookseller: The Antique Map & Bookshop]
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        World War One. Front de d'Aisne. French Tanks.

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

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Big Game Fields of America, North and South [SIGNED, WITH DUST JACKET]

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Bull, Charles Livingston. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 368 pp. Inscribed by Author(s). First British edition, in the scarce dust jacket, inscribed by the author. An account of big game hunting in both North and South America a century ago, illustrated throughout by vintage black and white photographs. Inscribed by the author to Jack Hegeman, likely John Rogers Hegeman, Sr., President of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 1891 until his retirement. It is possible the inscribee was his son, John Rogers Hegeman, Jr. - we acquired the book from the great-grandson of Mr. Hegeman, Jr., so the book has been in the family since it was inscribed allowing the dust jacket to survive all these years. ***DESCRIPTION: Light brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, brown lettering on the front, a vignette on the front board of the head of a leopard in ivory and brown, the inscription referred to above on the front free endpaper which reads: "To my good friend / Jack Hegeman, / With the compliments / of the author / Daniel J. Singer / July 11 / 18"; frontispiece (in full color) and two other drawings (in black and white) by Charles Livingston Bull, replete with vintage black and white photographs; octavo size (just over 8.5" tall), pagination: (1)-368. The dust jacket is not price-clipped, although the price is not printed on it (it sold for $2.25 when new) is ivory with black lettering on front and spine, the color frontispiece serving also on the front of the jacket as a pastedown in full color, back panel and both flaps are blank. ***CONDITION: Volume is overall in fine condition, with the gilt and the vignette on the front board bright and true, a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and other than the inscription referred to above it is entirely free of prior owner markings; there is some dustiness to the text block edges and a stray mark or two of foxing, else fine. The scarce dust jacket, unclipped, is near fine with the front pastedown being in perfect condition; there are a few short, closed tears, some sunning to the spine, and minor overall edgewear. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

      [Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books]
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