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        With Scott: The Silver Lining

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1916, 1st Edition. () xiv(2),464pp. Very good. Octavo. Original decorated cloth. Frontispiece. 67 photo illustrations on 45 leaves. Numerous text illustrations. 7 maps including 2 folding. This the second issue, with the inserted leaf iv* / iv** containing the author's preface. Slight damage to the frontis. Generally a bright clean copy. Spence 1183. Rosove 324.A2, Taurus Collection. 81. Inscribed on the title page to Mrs. Ruthven Smith,"In Memory of our Common Voyage through Dutch East Griffith Taylor. Also signed by T.W. Edgeworth David, boldly accross the top of the title page. Taylor has also made the following note below his signature "NB the signature at the top of the page is that of our most famous Antarchicker". Also tipped onto the front pastedown is a letter from Taylor to Mrs. Smith presenting the book to her in 1920 as well as a signed photo of Griffith Taylor to MRS Smith tipped onto the rear endpaper. There are also several contemporary newspaper clippings tipped in. Taylors's account of Scott's last expedition, 1910-1913, and one of the scarcest of the first-person accounts. Mrs. Ruthven Smith and her sister were the grandaughters of Rt. Hon. Sir John Charles Ready Colomb a pioneer in naval strategy. A wonderful association copy with many interesting details..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Eight Poems. Limited Edition

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Close to Fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Small octavo (4-1/2" x 7") in the publisher's gilt-lettered and ruled blue cloth. An analysis of the historical evolution of the presidential office, written in 1908 when Wilson was the President of Princeton University and here published separately for the first time. SIGNED by the author as President on the front endpaper and dated by him "24 Oct. 1916," just months before Wilson urged Congress to declare war on Germany and the United States entered the first World War. Books autographed by Wilson are rather uncommon; those signed as President are genuinely scarce.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The War in Eastern Europe (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Reed on the front endpaper. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white plates. Frontispiece tissue guard intact, and all plates present.& & The author's account of his second trip to Europe during World War I, made in 1915 with illustrator Robinson. The book details Reed's journey, where he was arrested several times and nearly executed as a spy twice, but also his increasing objection to the war on social and political grounds, views that would cause his career to be nearly destroyed during the United States' entry into the conflict.& & Very Good plus lacking the dust jacket. Two bookplates on the front endpaper (with partial removal of one), faint dampstains to the page fore-edges, professional repair to the hinges, light toning to the spine, and light rubbing overall.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET

      Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1916. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Grey boards, green titles. Circular pictorial onlay to front cover. 52 pages printed on one side only. Originally published in a concertina-style panorama format, this is the small book format. Browning to spine. Light wear to cover edges. Some foxing. A nice copy! This is first in the BOOK format identified by the rear endpapers - poster to rear endpaper does NOT mention Tom Kitten's Painting Book [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Over the Brazier

      London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1916 In its original grey paper wraps with an image in black and blue ink with the title in black ink, corners scuffed slightly, tiny chips to L edge. Second Impression stamped to upper cover corner. Internally NO inscriptions, covers are adverts, light foxing to title page, [5], 6-32 pp. Cover designed by C Lovat Fraser. An excellent copy of a rare book, untouched. Wonderful! 26 poems. Reprint of the 1916 ed. published by the Poetry Bookshop, London. Graves, Robert von Ranke, poet and novelist, whose wartime experiences—during the battle of the Somme in 1916 he was so badly wounded in the lung that he was left for dead and was later able to read his own obituary in The Times—had a major impact upon his poetry, especially when combined with the thoroughgoing criticism which he had received from Edward Marsh, the editor of successive volumes of Georgian Poetry. In 1916 an impressive first volume of Graves's poems appeared, entitled Over the Brazier. See ODNB.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        THE IDEAL BOOK OR BOOK BEAUTIFUL, A TRACT ON CALLIGRAPHY PRINTING & ILLUSTRATION & ON THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL AS A WHOLE (2 Copies Variously Printed)

      San Francisco: John Henry Nash, 1916. Limited Edition, numbered 53 of 165 copies. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Ray F. Coyle. Quarto. Attractive printing of Cobden-Sanderson';s influential treatise on book making, this by John Henry Nash. This is among the finest printings of The Ideal Book, as Nash had a sensibility in printing that was sympathetic to Cobden-Sanderson';s. Bound in delicate laid paper over boards with a wraparound printed title label; paper at joints is splitting as is common. Accompanied by a later edition printed by students and faculty at University of Oregon, John Henry Nash Fine Arts Press (1933), and limited to 50 copies of which this is #29; this copy is bound in marbled paper over boards and titled in gold on the spine, quite a lovely edition that by no means looks to be student work; both housed in a clamshell. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Armenian Legends and Poems. Illustrated and Compiled by Zabelle C. Boyajian. 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]. - SIGNED by the Author and Illustrator, Boyajian, below the frontispiece. Quarto, pp. 196. With 12 tipped in mounted colour plates. Bound in half dark green morocco with gilt titles and tooling to spine; publisher's original boards, the upper with elaborate gilt decorative titles. Top edge gilt, others rough trimmed. Some foxing, also to edges. A handsome copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Armenian legends and poems / compiled & illustrated by Zabelle C. Boyajian ; With an introduction by Viscount Bryce, and a contribution on "Armenia: its epics, folk-songs and mediaevel poetry" by Aram Raffi

      London : J. M. Dent ; New York : E. P. Dutton, 1916. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xvi, 196 p. : col. Frontis. , col. Plates. ; 32 x 25 cm. Subjects: Armenian literature - History and criticism. Armenian literature - Armenian poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc. ). Notes: Introduction by Viscount Bryce dated July, 1916. 12 colour plates (incl. Frontis. ) mounted on grey stiff card. Title page in red and black with an illustration of "Tigranes the Great King if Armenia". Includes index of first lines and authors. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked, gilt-decorated green cloth. Gilt illustrations and title to front panel. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Some fading to spine. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Previous owner's letter mounted to verso half-title. Further scans, etc. available on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        DER GOLEM: EIN ROMAN

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag,. 1916. original quarter red leather and marbled boards, spine panel tooled in gold, black leather spine label, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, white ribbon marker.. leather spine label rubbed, a bit of rubbing along outer hinges, a. very good or somewhat better copy with fine interior. Not issued in. dust jacket. (#139364).. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Meyrink's first and best novel "prefigures that disastrous climax [World War I] to a century of growth and change. The phantasmagorical, threatened Prague of this novel -- its wainscots haunted by a Golem who is more like a psychic fog than an actual entity, and the false polder of its ghetto withering under the baleful light of a new century -- makes THE GOLEM into a pure urban fantasy: a tale whose setting, like some vast subterranean edifice, seems literally alive, organic, all-encompassing, Gothic. It is, however, like most twentieth-century urban fantasies distinguished from its Gothic ancestors through a sense that the fall of the city will be a bad omen for its inhabitants, not a release. At the same time, the pending destruction of Prague (and all of Europe itself) is treated by Meyrink with a deep ambivalence, and his next novels all tend to present the apocalypse as an occult cleansing of the material world so that higher unions of the spirit can be achieved." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 642. "Key work of German Expressionism." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-148. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1173. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 642. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 157. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 628-30. Bleiler (1978), p. 139. Reginald 10095.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        YELLOW HEN

      1916. 2. BAUM,L.FRANK. YELLOW HEN. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1916). Small 4to, pictorial boards, covers soiled and some spine wear else VG. A Snuggle Tale, illus. by JOHN R. NEILL with color frontis and many full page and smaller b&w's. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Brook and River Trouting. A Manual of Modern North Country methods

      Bradford: Published by the Authors. 23 Bank Street, [1916]. First trade edition. Small 4to. Frontispiece and 10 hand-colored engraved plates of flies. 106 pp. Original tan buckram. About fine, spine slightly darkened and minor rubbing at joints. Robb, "Notable Angling Literature", p. 216

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        WATER BABIES

      1916. 1. (SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. NY: Dodd Mead (1916). Thick 4to (8 x 10 1/8"), green gilt cloth, round pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN ORIGNAL PUBLISHER'S GLASSINE AND BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (box VG condition, slightly rubbed and light soil). 1st edition. 2nd issue with plain endpapers. An absolutely stunning copy of this classic, illustrated by Smith with cover plate, 12 large color plates plus beautiful black and green illustrations throughout the text. This is an uncommonly fine copy, rare in box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Confessions of Two Brothers

      Rochester, New York: Manas Press, 1916. First edition. Black cloth, white paper labels on spine and front cover. Near fine. No dustwrapper. Octavo (185 x 120 mm), pp. [viii], 9-265. Ownership inscription in ink on free endpaper, & ' Kenneth Hopkins- St. Louis Mo 20 May 64[or is it 44?, and further down page, in same hand, but a slightly darker ink,] This is the copy used by Sinclair Brown for photocopying for the first English edition in 1982 KH' . & A further inscription in Hopkins' hand on verso of 1/2 title says, & ''published Feb 21 (Elwin Life of Ll. P.)' & There are 2 pencil inscriptions, presumably made at the time of the photocopying, 1) on blank leaf, '2blanks at front' and 2) beneath inscription on verso of 1/2 title,' delete on neg'. Attractive illustrated endpapers A unique association copy. Kenneth Hopkins (1914-88) was an English born poet, who became a writer after encouragement from Cowper Powys.

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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        Meyers physikalischer Handatlas. 51 Karten zur Ozeanographie, Morphologie, Geologie, Klimatologie, Pflanzen- und Tiergeographie und Völkerkunde.,

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1916 - 8°, IV Seiten und 51 meist faltbare farbige Karten, betitelter OHalbleinen - Einband leicht ber. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1916. b65641 Sprache: de

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        Mountain Interval

      New York: Henry Holt, 1916. First Edition. First state of the text, with all points per Clymer & Green. 12mo; blue cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; 102pp. Contemporary ownership signature and printed bookplate to front endpapers, else a tight, Near Fine copy, lightly foxed on a few leaves and with dusting to upper edge of text block. Lacking the uncommon jacket. & & Frost's third commercially-published book, containing several of his best-loved poems, including "Birches" and "The Road Not Taken." The total printing was 4000 copies, but it is unclear how many were printed before the errors in the first state were noticed and corrected. CLYMER & GREEN p.31.

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        WORKS

      1916. Good. HAGGARD, H. Rider. THE WORKS. New York: McKinlay, Stone & Mackenzie, [v.d.](1899-1916). Complete in 20 volumes. 8vo., red cloth, decorated in black and gilt. KING SOLOMON'S MINES's front cover is scraped; moderate rubbing and wear to boards throughout the set. One volume has ink ownership; a few have slight dampstaining to top edge, not too visible and for only part of the text in the top margin. Very good overall.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Former President Theodore Roosevelt Writes ?I Am Now Receiving Nearly Two Thousand Letters A Week, And It Is Almost Impossible To Deal With The Mail?My Experience Has Been Exactly Like Yours As To The Cowardice And Hypocrisy Of So Many Of The Professional ?Uplifters? With Whom We Are Dealing?

      TLS. 2pg. 7? x 10?. May 27, 1916. Oyster Bay. A lengthy and feisty typed letter signed ?Theodore Roosevelt? with numerous handwritten corrections throughout. He wrote to Mrs. A.W. Nicholson of Portland, Oregon, who was a prominent local Republican: ?I am now receiving nearly two thousand letters a week, and it is almost impossible to deal with the mail, and utterly out of the question for me to answer the letters I prize the most with more than a few lines. Your letter has only just been brought before me, but not the story of Adison Bennet?s to which you referred. I fear it has gone...I am happy to say I was of a little assistance in getting Homer?s son a place on a railroad where, when I last heard from him, he was doing well. My dear Mrs. Nicholson, if I start a movement to give a stone to Homer, you have no conception of the multitude of similar movements I would have to go into. It seems churlish not to do it as you request, but if you were in my place you would understand I simply can?t undertake one such matter, without inviting like demands in hundreds of other cases. By George, I wish I had met your boy so as to recognize him. If I had realized who he was, when he was playing polo on Long Island, I would have gotten him to come over for lunch. I understand exactly how you feel, my dear Mrs. Nicholson, in having him among those men, the men with whom he is entitled to associate as a gentleman ? and I never met a more typical gentleman, (one whom Mrs. Roosevelt and I both felt in the same way about!) than a certain gentlewoman who bought her boys up on a ranch! That was a striking experience you touched on in your letter. Of course, my experience has been exactly like yours as to the cowardice and hypocrisy of so many of the professional ?uplifters? with whom we are dealing. I have only this time to send you this line of thanks and good will.? Addison Bennett was editor of an Oregon newspaper. The letter has light fading to the purple typewriting and a vertical and horizontal fold. The signature is large and dark, as is the handwriting throughout.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
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        Photograph of the Court, the frame measuring some 14 x 18 inches, the image 9 x 13 inches, a formal pose, all of the justices in their judicial robes, five standing with four behind, with the embossed stamp of Harris & Ewing in the lower left-hand corner

      An early 20th century formal photograph of the Court taken during Brandeis's first years as a Justice, clearly revealing his youthful appearance, with Justice Holmes to the left of Chief Justice White, with his glorious mustache in full bloom. Matted and framed, the frame somewhat scuffed and the photograph somewhat faded, but the features of all of the Justices still clear and distinct. Harris & Ewing, Washington, 1916-21].

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914 - 1918 - 12 Volume Set

      Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson Full set comprising Volume I & II, The story of Anzac - Volume III, The A.I.F. in France 1916 - Volume IV, The A.I.F. in France 1917 - Volume V & VI, The A.I.F. in France 1918 - Volume VII, The A.I.F. in Sinai and Palestine - Volume VIII, The Australian Flying Corps - Volume IX, The Royal Australian Navy - Volume X, The Australians at Rabaul - Volume XI, Australia during the War - Volume XII, Photographic record of the War. Various editions. Marks to rear boards of volume IV and a mark to the spine of volume XII. Heavy set, (approx 17kg) please ask for postage quote. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Black Arrow [First N. C. Wyeth]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First edition. First issue with Scribner seal and "Published October, 1916" on copyright page, 1916 in Roman Numerals on title-page as well as top edges gilt. Original black cloth with full-size color insert on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated title, endpapers, cover insert and 14 superb full-page color plates by N. C. Wyeth. A beautiful copy, fine, with all gilt present and bold on spine, both hinges completely in tact, only one corner moderately rubbed. Rarely seen thus.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Merry Times With Louis Wain

      1916. Merry Times with the Wild Cat-ManWAIN, Louis. BLACK, Dorothy. FLOYD, Grace C.. GALE, Norman. Merry Times with Louis Wain. Stories in Prose & Verse by Dorothy Black, Grace C. Floyd, Norman Gale & Others. [Father Tuck's "Golden Gift" Series No. 839.] London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., n.d. [1916]. First edition. Quarto. (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in; 252 x 192 mm). [48] pp. Full-color frontispiece (His Mother's Present), Forty-eight black & white and two-color text illustrations throughout.Quarter red cloth over pictorial boards. Illustrated advertisement for Father Tuck's Golden Gift Series (six books) to rear board. Neat gift and ownership signatures to front free endpaper. The stories include: The Holiday Home; The First Instalment; A Terrible Enemy; Another Terrible Enemy; Scratch and his Patch; The Mischievous Manikin; Deceitful Elizabeth; Jake; Naughty Tim-Cat; A Nasty Tumble; A Strange Habit; The Kittens who went to School; The Circus Cats; Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-six years. No copies recorded by OCLC/KVK.Wood 145.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Caged Eagle and Other Poems

      San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. Signed. SIGNED by George Sterling on first free endpage, inscribed "For ------- -----,from George Sterling, San Francisco, Apr. 29, 1918." Also tipped-in at front endpaper is 2-page note on blind-stamped "Bohemian Club" stationery, also signed by Sterling; full-bound in medium green cloth with gilt title and spine lettering as well as rectangular gilt decoration of a sea bird; DJ has only mild wear at the spine ends and corners and is darkened somewhat at the edges; all 4 corners of flap clipped; covers clean and square,endpaper cracked at front hinge but binding holding very strong, interior pages clean and quite bright,a very interesting copy of this scarce Sterling work and more so with Dust Wrapper.

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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. Bookplate. Spine slightly rolled, cloth rubbed at extremities, corners bumped, hinges starting, gutter cracked between pages 124 and 125. A very good copy. First edition, first printing 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 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.

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        ANDROCLES AND THE LION, OVERRULED, PYGMALION

      London: Constable and Co., 1916.. Pale green vertically ribbed cloth, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Light rubbing, a couple leaves carelessly opened at fore- margin, but a very good copy. Half morocco slipcase and chemise. First collective British edition, preceded by the editions in German, serial publication, and the Brentano's edition published a month earlier. An association copy of the first order, inscribed by Shaw on the half-title: "to Ellen Terry from Bernard Shaw 30th June 1916." The rear free endsheet is occupied with a number of quotations from various sources (including Aristotle) written out in ink in Terry's hand. Formal publication took place late in May. Among potential likely association copies, presentations from Shaw to Ellen Terry unquestionably place in the first rank. One of the towering personalities of the stage in her era, they first connected via letters in 1892, and their personal correspondence spanned decades. Shaw wrote the part of Lady Cecily in CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION (1901) for her - although she didn't play the part until 1906. Her intent, during a period as manager of the Imperial Theatre in London, was to showcase the plays of Shaw and Ibsen, although the endeavor proved financially unsuccessful. Their voluminous correspondence was published in 1931, three years after her death. LAURENCE A137b.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

      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.

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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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        10 WWI MEMOIRS: LE FEU, LA CHANSON DE VAUX-DOUAUMONT (2 VOL.), LETTRES D'UN COMBATTANT, MA PIECE, LETTRES D'UN OFFICER DE CHASSEURS ALPINS, GASPARD, BOURRU SOLDAT DE VAUQUOIS, LE TUBE 1233, LA FRANCE ET LES ALLIANCES - 10 VOLUMES

      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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        THE ALLIES FAIRY BOOK

      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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        THE ALLIES FAIRY BOOK

      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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Lustra.

      [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]

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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.

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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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