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        1. Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie; 2. Zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (Nachtrag); 3. Erklarung der Perihelbewegung des Merkur aus der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie; 4. Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation.Offprints of the four papers in which Einstein announced his completion and verification of general relativity in November 1915. Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1915. First edition.

      An exceptional collection of the very rare offprint issues of which the perihelion-paper is the copy that Einstein presented to his son Hans Albert. In these four papers, Einstein announced his final breakthrough after ten years of struggling to incorporate gravitation into relativity. Einstein could proudly state in the last paper, 'finally the general theory of relativity is closed as a logical structure'. The celebrated paper <i>Die Grundlage der Relativitätstheorie</i>, published in Annalen der Physik in May 1916, is actually nothing more than a synopsis of the theory presented in these four papers from November 1915.<br/><br/> By autumn 1915, Einstein experienced a 'crisis' in his work on his gravitational equations and the general theory of relativity, forcing him to abandon several key elements of his earlier work. In October 1915, "Einstein shifted his focus from the physical strategy, which emphasized his feel for the basic principles of physics, and returned to a greater reliance on a mathematical strategy, which made use of the Riemann and Ricci tensors... 'Einstein's reversal,' writes John Norton, 'parted the waters and led him from bondage into the promised land of general relativity'...<br/><br/> "The result was an exhausting, four-week frenzy during which Einstein wrestled with a succession of tensors, equations, corrections, and updates that he rushed to the Prussian Academy in a flurry of four Thursday lectures. It climaxed, with the triumphant revision of Newton's universe, at the end of November 1915" (Isaacson). <br/><br/> In the November 4th paper and lecture, Einstein presented "to the plenary session of the Prussian Academy a new version of general relativity," explaining "that he had 'completely lost confidence' in the equations [he] proposed in October 1914... His answers were still not entirely right. There was still one flaw, a much smaller one, which he eliminated three weeks later. But the road lay open. He was lyrical. 'No one who has really grasped it can escape the magic of this [new] theory'" (Pais). <br/><br/> "Einstein presented his second paper the following Thursday, November 11. In it, he used the Ricci tensor and imposed new coordinate conditions that allowed the equations thus to be generally covariant. As it turned out, that did not greatly improve matters. Einstein was still close to the final answer, but making little headway" (Isaacson). <br/><br/> In Einstein's paper of November 18th, he "presents two of his greatest discoveries. Each of these changed his life. The first result was that his theory 'explains... quantitatively... the secular rotation of the orbit of Mercury, discovered by Le Verrier,... without the need of any special hypothesis.' This discovery was, I believe, by far the strongest emotional experience in Einstein's scientific life, perhaps in all his life. Nature had spoken to him. He had been right. 'For a few days, I was beside myself with joyous excitement'. Later, he told Fokker that his discovery had given him palpitations of the heart. What he told de Haas is even more profoundly significant: when he saw that his calculations agreed with the unexplained astronomical observations, he had the feeling that something actually snapped in him..." (Pais). <br/><br/> The second discovery in Einstein's November 18th paper was that "the bending of light is twice as large as he had found earlier." This correct value would make Einstein an international celebrity when it was found to be accurate after the measurements taken during the May 1919 eclipse. <br/><br/> "On November 25, 1915, Einstein presented to the physics-mathematics section of the Prussian Academy of Sciences a paper in which 'finally the general theory of relativity is closed as a logical structure'... The work is done" (Pais). "At last Einstein had equations that were truly covariant and thus a theory that incorporated, at least to his satisfaction, all forms of motion, whether it be inertial, accelerated, rotational, or arbitrary" (Isaacson). Einstein's later celebrated article in Annalen der Physik (vol 49, 1916) is a more formal report of the work originally presented in these four papers to the Prussian Academy. <br/><br/> See: Isaacson, <i>Einstein</i>, pp. 211-221 and Pais, <i>Subtle is the Lord</i> pp.250-261 for a detailed discussion of the four papers. Weil 75 (Nov4 & 11), *76, 77.. Offprints from: Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, vol. 44;46-48, 1. pp. 778-786 (November 4); 799-801 (November 11); 831-839 (November 18); 844-847 (November 25). The two first papers, which were issued in two seperate journal issues are here in the collected offprint form, i.e., thus four papers in three offprint issues. All in the original printed wrappers, entirely unrestored and in fine condition. The perihelion paper with the rubber stamp of Einstein's son Hans Albert

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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&mdash;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&mdash;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&#39;s poems appeared, entitled Over the Brazier. See ODNB.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First edition, first printing, journal issue..

      A fine copy in unrestored wrappers, as it originally appeared in the May issue of Annalen der Physik. Grolier/Horblit 26c; Norman 695; PMM 408; Weil 80.<br/><br/> There are three different issues of this famous paper (which are often confused): <br/><br/> 1. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION ISSUE. This was paginated 769-822, and carried no heading above the title of Einstein's paper; it was issued in light brown printed wrappers, with the upper wrapper headed: <i>A. Einstein. Überrreicht vom Verfasser</i>, and also printed: <i>Seperat-Abdruck aus den Annalen der Physik. Vierte Folge. Band 49. 1916.</i>, between the title and the imprint. This issue was thus printed from the same setting of type as the published number of the journal, but before the editors had settled the final composition of number 7. This issue is the rarest of all and was unknown to Einstein's bibliographer E. Weil. <br/><br/> 2. JOURNAL ISSUE. This was paginated [769]-880, with the heading <i>1916. No 7. Annalen der Physik. Vierte Folge. Band 49.</i> above the title of Einstein's paper, which occupies pages [769]-822; it was in tan printed wrappers dated 11 May 1916, with six pages of advertisements bound in. This is the issue described by Grolier/Horblit 26c, Horblit sale 337, <i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i> 408, and Weil 80. <br/><br/> 3. PUBLISHED OFFPRINT ISSUE. This was paginated [1]-64 and given the same heading as the journal issue, but otherwise printed from the same setting as the other issues; it was larger than the author's presentation issue above, and issued in printed wrappers without the presentation heading of the first issue. This was published for separate sale, presumably in or shortly after May 1916; it is the commonest issue on the market. This is the issue described by Honeyman sale 936 and Weil 80a. <br/><br/>. 8vo (223 x 147 mm), original printed wrappers, some light pencil annotations to the front wrapper, tiny closed tear to the bottom margin, light damp stain to the lower left corner of the front wrapper, spine strip with some relatively light wear, but original (which is often not the case as often wrapper issues are in reality extracts of anual volumes which have been assembled with the wrappers later and then had the spine strip renwed in facsimiles). In all a very fine and unmarked copy in its original state, very rare

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. 8vo. In the original printed wrappers. On verso of titlepage: "Sonderdruck aus dem "Annalen der Physik" Band 49, 1916" and "Druck von Omnitypie-Ges., Nachfl. L. Zechanall, Stuttgart". Wrappers and first two leaves detached. With nicks. Margins of wrappers lacking some paper, however, not affecting the text. A fragile but clean copy. 64 pp. This copy has belonged to Abraham Pais (1918-2000) - the famous Einstein scholar, theoretical physicist and Einsteins collegue at Princeton.. stEinstein's theory of relativity is one of the most revolutionary and groundbreaking theories presented in the entire history of physics."Whereas Special Relativity had brought under one set of laws the electromagnetic world of Maxwell and Newtonian mechanics as far as they applied to bodies in uniform relative motion, The general Theory did the same thing for bodies with the accelerated relative motion epitomized in the acceleration of gravity. But first it had been necessary for Einstein to develop the true nature of gravity from his principle of equivalence...Basically, he proposed that gravity was a function of matter itself and that its effects were transmitted between contiguous portions of space-time...Where matter exists, so does energy; the greater the mass of matter involved, the greater the effect of the energy which can be transmitted. In addition, gravity affected light...exactly as it affected material particles. Thus the universe which Newton had seen, and for which he had constructed his apparently impeccable mechanical laws, was not the real universe...Einstein's paper gave not only a correct picture of the universe but also a fresh set of mechanical laws by which its details could be described" (R.W. Clark)See Weil 80a(PMM 408)

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        Photographs of [the] Carburetted Water Gas Plant, Installed at the Macclesfield Gas Works by Messrs Humphreys & Glasgow, Ltd., London.

      Privately photographed and issued, 1916.. A cloth-bound photograph album, 7.5 x 9 inches, containing 13 original photographs, each approximately 6 inches x 4 inches or larger, of the installation of carburetted water plant equipment within the Macclesfield Gas Works in 1916. This Macclesfield installation is of special importance in the successful attempts by the gas industry to produce a mixture of ordinary coal gas and water gas in one operation by steaming the retorts, either continuously or intermittently, during the carbonisation process. "The first experiments ... with the continuous system of steaming were carried out at Macclesfield by G. E. Blundell in 1917, and the results are recorded in a paper read before the Manchester District Institute of Gas Engineers, on October 27th in that year ... Since the results of the Macclesfield experiments and trials with steaming have been published, this system of producing water gas in situ without the erection of any special plant has become very generally adopted in the gas industry."</i> (V.B. Lewes, edited by John Kershaw: Liquid and Gaseous Fuels and the Part They Play in Modern Power Production. London: Constable, 2nd edition, 1921). The album was compiled by John Clayton, Joiner, Builder and Contractor of Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, the building contractor involved in the installation, provided with a hand-written pen and ink "title-page", as above", and presented to "Mr. Angell".In very good unmarked condition, the photographs being particularly crisp and fresh. Protected in a modern handmade archival cloth slipcase, leather label titled in gilt. Overall, an outstanding record, almost certainly unique and unpublished elsewhere, of the experimental Carburetted Water Gas Plant at Macclesfield Gas Works during the First World War. (Price includes postage UK)

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        Reineke Fuchs.

      2°, 171 Seiten, mit 47(22 ganzseit. u. monogr.) Holzschnitten, Blindgepr. Ganzlederbd. auf 7 Bünden, Kopfgoldschnitt, Deckel fleckig, Kanten berieben, innen sauber. [Kat. von Odyssee bis Krull 8/11.] - Nr. 80 von insg. 650 Exemplaren. Die Nr. 1- 150 wurden auf van Geldern Bütten abgezogen und bei H. Fikentscher in Leipzig auf hohe Bünde handgebunden. Sämmtliche ganzseitige Holzschnitte vom Künstler monogrammiert.

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        Egenhändigt skrivet och undertecknat brev till »Sceninstruktör Hr Anton Heiberg, Kristiania».

      Daterat Köpenhamn, 29 december 1916. 2 s. »På uppmaning av min vän Maleren Henrik Sörensen sänder jag samtidigt med detta brev till Eder ett exemplar av mitt nyligen skrivna drama >Den sista människan>. Han trodde det skulle intressera Er och att det skulle möjligen kunna komma till framförande på Det norske Theater, vilket är intresserat för sådana uppgifter. Själv känner jag till Er Teater endast genom vad jag läst och hört om den men vet därav att Ni ha utmärkta skådespelare till Ert förfogande och dessutom entusiasm; och det skulle glädja mig mycket om mitt skådespel kunde väcka Ert intresse. Om dess framförande i Sverige (Stockholm) är ännu inget bestämt; jag ligger just i underhandlingar med Tor Hedberg om den saken. Det skulle vara mig ett nöje att få tala närmare med Eder om möjligheterna av ett uppförande, när jag om några veckor kommer till Kristiania på ett längre besök; och emotser för övrigt med tacksamhet Edert benägna svar. Högaktningsfullt Pär Lagerkvist / adr. Njalsgade 47 iv Köpenhamn b.»

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        Burning Wheel

      Oxford: B H Blackwell, 1916.. FirstEdition. Octavo. Original printed paper covers, paper label.No. 7 in the "Adventures All" series.51pp, (1). Decorativetitle page and frontis. Owner's name, previous bookseller's label, else very good in very slightly faded covers.

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        Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book - Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations

      Hodder & Stoughton 1916. no date [1916]. [xii], 172 pp. Original white cloth decorated in gold and a blue/green. 213 of 350 copies. A few minor marks, but a lovely copy of a scarce title. The stories include; Snegorotchka, The Buried Moon, White Caroline and Black Caroline, The Seven Conquerors of the Queen of Mississippi, The Serpent Prince, The Hind of the Wood, Ivan and the Chestnut Horse, The Queen of the Many-Coloured Bed-Chamber, The Blue Bird, Bashtchelik, The Friar and the Boy, The Green Serpent, Urashima Taro, The Fire Bird.

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        Ednund Dulac's Fairy Book

      London Hodder and Stoughton 1916. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION number 190 of 350 copies of the de-luxe edition. 15 tipped-in colour plates. Endpapers a little browned and covers a little marked. Else a VG copy of this lovely book.

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      London, Hutchinson, o.a. (1916? ). IX pp. + 203 pp. + 16 colourplates incl. frontispiece by René Bull. Plates protected by tissue-paper. Bound in red canvas with gilt design on front board and spine. Gilt top-edge.. A very fine and sound copy though spine is a little sunbleached. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (2 Vols.) .

      Printed and published by the author (Frank Harris), 1916. PRESENTATION COPY. 2 volumes. Presentation copy from the author to the actress Maud Allan. She danced the role of Salome, and was at the centre of a famous libel trial in 1918. Arch Conservative MP Noel Pemberton Billing implied she was a lesbian and a sadist (as well as a follower of Wilde!). She sued and lost, partly because of Billing's claim that there was a sexually perverse pro German Fifth Column in England that was compromising possible peace for a war weary England. Modern full green morocco binding. Very good copy, with one leaf professionally repaired. TOGETHER WITH; KETTLE, Michael - Salome's Last Veil - The Libel Case of the Century - Granada 1977. This title covers the trial. 102b

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        AFHØRINGER VED DEN DANSK VESTINDISKE KOMMISSION AF 30. SEPTEMBER 1916, i Tiden fra 27. Oktober til 16. November 1916 + Dansk Vestindisk Samfunds Skrifter 1-8 + Vore Vestindiske Øer i Billeder og Tekst. + avisudklipssamling + håndskrevet manuskript til en artikel, der blev bragt i Nationaltidende.

      Samlingsbind med et righoldigt kompendium af materiale om Dansk Vestindien. København 1916. I: Udskrift af afhøringer ved Den Dansk Vestindiske Kommission. 373 sider. Vedhæftet tryksag: Vore mange Anstrængelser i Dansk Vestindien. 4 sider. II: Komplet sæt af Dansk Vestindisk Samfunds Skrifter 1-8: (1. Sandheden om Dansk Vestindien. 52 sider. 2: Fortid og Nutid i Dansk Vestindien. 35 sider. 3: Udtalelser af Politikere af Venstre, Det Radikale Venstre og Socialdemokratiet om Den Vestindiske Sag. 16 sider. 4: Forsømte Statsopgaver i Dansk Vestindien. 40 sider. 5: Pjece Nr. 5. Uden undertitel. 16 sider. 6: Folkeafstemningen og vore vestindiske Øer. 16 sider. 7: Dansk-Vestindien i historisk Belysning. 16 sider. 8: Et Ord til Overvejelse. 8 sider.). Indbundet med orig. omslag og bilag. III: Vore Vestindiske Øer i Billeder og Tekst. 20 sider. Orig. omslag. IV: I lomme bagest i bogen: 22 avisudklip (1900-1932) om Dansk Vestindien og salget af øerne. V: Håndskrevet manuskript (kladde) til artikel mod tanken om salg af øerne. Beskedent samtidigt bind med lærredsryg (repareret med sort klæbebånd) og håndskrevet rygfelt: DWI.. Yderst righoldigt og interessant materiale om Dansk Vestindien med fokus på den ophedede debat, der udspilledes i Danmark under Første Verdenskrig, forud for folkeafstemningen om salg af øerne til USA i 1916. De i alt 8 pjecer fra Dansk Vestindisk Samfund er et såre velunderbygget forsøg på at påvirke vælgeropinionen i retning af et nej til salg af øerne forud for folkeafstemningen i 1916. Afstemningen endte med et ja til overdragelse af øerne, der skiftede ejerland for et astronomisk beløb i gulddollars. Ingen fik den tanke, at man kunne spørge beboerne på øerne, hvor de helst ville høre til

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. (The foundation of the General Theory of Relativity).

      Leipzig, Ambrosius Barth, 1916. 8vo. Uncut in the original printed wrappers. Top part of spine loosening, but fully intact and completely unrestored. A bit of dusting to wrappers. Front wrapper with some mild brownspotting to upper part and left margin. Lower right corner has been bent, leaving a crease. A few nicks to extremities. Title-page with light brownspotting to upper margin and an old owner's name across the middle ("Ernst Helmut Klein"). 64 pp.. First issue of the first edition in book form, being, not an offprint of the"Annalen der Physik" journal issue as often stated, but a separate edition of the paper, completely re-set and with significant changes and additions, including for the first time in print the "Einleitung" and the "Inhalt".The first issue is distinguished from the later reprints by the printing of "Sonderdruck aus dem "Annalen der Physik" Band 49, 1916", and "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig. 314" to the verso of the title-page and "Metzger & Wittig, Leipzig" to the foot of the back wrapper. Furthermore, "This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too, and it is described now as 'the original edition' of this classic paper" (Weil). Einstein's seminal "General Theory of Relativity" has had an immense impact on all science, philosophy, and man's view of the world in general. Few other books of the 20th century can be said to have so basically altered the way that we view the world and our place in it. Determining space and time as being interwoven into a single continuum known as "space-time" and determining that there is no absolute space-time coordinate system - i.e. that there are no absolute positions in time and pace - established the fact that events that occur at the same time for one observer could occur at different times for another, i.e. all positions in space and time are relative. This general theory of relativity, here presented in its full exposition for the first time, in book form, is now a basic foundation for scientific thought."The theory of relativity has transformed astrophysics, and indeed the whole scientific outlook." (PMM)."Whereas Special Relativity had brought under one set of laws the electromagnetic world of Maxwell and Newtonian mechanics as far as they applied to bodies in uniform relative motion, The General Theory did the same thing for bodies with the accelerated relative motion epitomized in the acceleration of gravity. But first it had been necessary for Einstein to develop the true nature of gravity from his principle of equivalence...Basically, he proposed that gravity was a function of matter itself and that its effects were transmitted between contiguous portions of space-time... Where matter exists, so does energy; the greater the mass of matter involved, the greater the effect of the energy which can be transmitted. In addition, gravity affected light... exactly as it affected material particles. Thus the universe which Newton had seen, and for which he had constructed his apparently impeccable mechanical laws, was not the real universe... Einstein's paper gave not only a correct picture of the universe but also a fresh set of mechanical laws by which its details could be described" (R.W. Clark). "This paper was the first comprehensive overview of the final version of Einstein's general theory of relativity after several expositions of preliminary versions and latest revisions of the theory in November 1915. It includes a self-contained exposition of the elements of the tensor calculus that are needed for the theory. (T. Sauer in Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics). PMM: 408. - Horblit 26 c. - Weil 80. - Boni: 78,1 - Schilpp-Schields: 86

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        With Scott: The Silver Lining.

      1st edition, 1st issue (bound without the preface pp III-IV). . With nearly 200 illustrations and maps. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1916. Publisher's pictorial, green cloth binding. XIV + 464 pages. Bookplate. Previous owner's name. Lacking folding map at the end. Corners very slightly bumbed. Little edgewear to head and foot of spine

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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&#39;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&#39;s woes (and many of the world&#39;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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        Industrielle: Vertreter Deutscher Arbeit in Wort und Bild; Biographische Sammlung

      Adolf Eckstein Berlin: Adolf Eckstein, ND (ca. 1916). Hardcover. vg. Elephant folio. Unpaginated. Original black leather-covered boards with title in gold on cover. Decorative endpapers. Title-page vignette. Decorative initials throughout. Portraits and biographies of over 50 leading businessmen in German industry of the early 20th century such as Max Apelbaum, Otto & Robert Fischbein, Carl Cohn, Justus Flohr, Friedrich Hensel, Georg Heymansohn, Max Isaac, Gerson Simon, Gustav Kaphun, Adolf Lexow, Arnold Obersky, Josef Pschorr, Sem Levi, and many others. Most portraits with facsimile signature of person depicted. With a look at the companies Albrecht, Müller-Pearse & Co., Büren & Eisfeller m.b.H., Die Bremer Wollkämmerei Blumenthal, Chemnitzer Aktienspinnerei, Dingeldey & Werres, Erste Nürnberger Sparkochherd,- Badeapparate- und Eisschrank-Fabrik C. W. Lang, Gebrüder Friese Kirschau, Grabower & Frankenstein, Grützner & Faltis, Hachfeld, Fischer & Co., and many others. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of photographs in b/w and sepia tone. Text in German. Published periodically with different people included. Some age wear to head and tail of spine, corners and along joints. Rippling to some leaves. Minor scuffing and rubbing on boards. Binding in good, interior in very good condition.

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      New York:: John Lane,. 1916.. Crown 8vo. 1st edition (Schrader A14.1.a). Author&#39;s presentation Inscription tipped-in. 253 pp.. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering (Binding Format A). Lacking the rare dust wrapper.. VG+ (sp dull).. A fairly scarce Mencken title in first edition- Schrader notes that the book was published 17 November 1916, yet 7 months later only 789 cc were reported as sold. Last copy to auction was 1984. Tipped-in to front paste down, on card stock, is the following: "A Book of Burlesques [underscore] / To Frank Curtin [under score] / with the [indecipherable word] /of the humble / servant of God, / 1921 HLMencken [underscore]".

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        The Novels and Stories-

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1916 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Crossroads Edition, No. 103 of 256 copies. 12 vols., 8vo. Illustrated. Handsomely bound in full red morocco, elaborate gilt strapwork and vine tooling on covers, green morocco doublures and green moirE linings, t.e.g., others uncut, spines uniformly darkened, faint shelf wear, A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE SET. BAL 4574 . Davis (1864-1916) was the leading reporter of his day (his dispatches are studied in journalism schools), as well as an author and playwright and his good looks and manly elegance made him the beau ideal of a generation of American young men. This is the best editon of his works, published in the year of his death, with first edition material in volumes 10, 11 and 12

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        The Game. A Monthly Magazine. January - December 1921. Vol. IV. No's 1-12.

      (Ditchling: S. Dominic's Press)., . 8vo, 152 pp. 12 woodcut illustrations - one coloured, including four by Eric Gill. Original quarter linen, very good. A scarce bound copy of a complete year's worth of this pamphlet. Only 34 issues were produced between 1916 and 1923. Including 6 pieces by Gill, including "The Song of Solomon and Such-Like Songs" spread over 5 issues, a "Note on Divorce", and "Custard" under the nom-de-plume Philippa McDougall. Taylor & Sewell F1. Evan Gill 69(o-t), 263(s-v).

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      Bilder und Buchschmuck von Thorsten Schonberg. Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri respektive Leipzig, Spamerschen Buchdruckerei, 1916. (192) s. Lätt nött oskinnbd med sparsam gulddekor och oval grön ryggtiteletikett. Främre pärmens underkant med liten skavning. Ovanligt välhållet exemplar med Wolfgang Metzners exlibris.. Den rikt och färggrant illustrerade upplagan av Strindbergs "Sagor" är tryckt i en bibliofilupplaga om 200 numrerade exemplar på tjockt papper. Detta är nummer 78. Översatt av Emil Schering och utgiven på Georg W. Dietrichs förlag. Bonniers tryckte bilderna och Leipzigtryckeriet texten. Illustrationerna är desamma som året innan använts i en svensk upplaga. De kallas av Georg Svensson i "Modern svensk bokkonst" för "kanske det allra bästa som Schonberg gjort på detta område"

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

      London, The Egoist Ltd, 1916. 299 p. Publisher´s green cloth without dust jacket. Exlibris (Teddy Brunius). Cracked front hinge. Inner hinges strong. Rubbed at top of spine.. First edition

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        I BIBIENA ARCHITETTI TEATRALI 1625-1780. Alfieri & Lacroix, Milano, 1916.

      Eleg. cartella edit. carton. ben rest., cm 34x26, fascic. pp 34 di t., 8 ill. e 2 tavv applic. nel t., ca. 100 pregev. tavv sciolte in parte appl. b/n e bruno. Stemma gent. alla cop. Tracce d?uso all?est. peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        The Casting-Counter and the Counting-Board. A Chapter in the History of Numismatics and early Arithmetic.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1916.. First edition, 4to, 357, (1) pp. 64 plates, some foxing, with a letter to a previous owner and several relevant press cuttings tipped in, other material loosely inserted. Original gilt titled dark blue buckram, some rubbing to extremities otherwise very good. A scholarly and very scarce treatise on medieval counters, or "jettons", used instead of coins for games, gambling and, most particularly in this case, for calculation using a marked board.

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        History of the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry 1861-1864

      Stillwater, MN: Easton & Masterman, 1916. Gilt titling to spine. Previous owner&#39;s penciled gift inscription on ffep, a few words underlined in ink on p.441., lightly creased corners of front free end papers through p.5 and p. 395-418, large chip on upper corner of p.7/8, p.7-10 loose at hinge, yet still attached. Very light age staining to endpapers. Otherwise, textblock very clean and tight. Light character soiling to front cover of binding, bumped corners, light fraying to corners, edges, and spine. Front and rear hinge appear to have been reattached and repaired. Binding is tight. 508pp., including Appendices and Index.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Plates/Maps/Illustrations. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hardcover.

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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, inscribed by Churchill to a close friend before publication in the third book

      This is a full set of six British first edition, first printings of Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, inscribed and dated in the third book by Churchill (two days before publication) to his "oldest friend" Jack Seely. Inked on the ffep of 1916-1918 Part I in four lines is "Jack Seely / from / Winston S. Churchill / 1.3.27". John Edward Bernard Seely (1868-1947), 1st Baron Mottistone CB, CMG, DSO, PC, TD, was Churchill's close friend, comrade in arms, and political ally for nearly half a century. His life and career remarkably parallel and entwine Churchill's, with a particularly strong bond during the First World War, both in politics and on the Front. As boys, Seely and Churchill both attended Harrow. Both earned distinction in the Boer War and parlayed war records into election to Parliament in the "Khaki election" of 1900. Churchill and Seely quickly became political allies and confidantes. Both left the Conservative party, becoming Liberals in 1904. Both joined the Liberal Government Cabinet in 1908. In 1911 Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty and in 1912 Seely became Secretary of State for War. Both were forced out of the Cabinet - Seely for the Curragh Incident in 1914 and Churchill for the Dardanelles in 1915 - and both subsequently chose to serve on the Front. While on active service in Europe, the two friends arranged to see one another often and continued to correspond throughout the war. In 1916, Churchill wrote to Seely "Good luck to you my dear - count on me if the moment comes when I am worth anything again." Churchill was the first to be politically rehabilitated, returning to the Cabinet as Minister of Munitions in 1917. Seely would write from Flanders "I am so glad, not only for your sake who at last have an outlet for energies and talents, but even more for all of us who want so badly just what you can give." While Seely continued to serve with gallant distinction, Churchill faithfully advocated for a Ministerial appointment for him. In 1918, after retiring from active military service, Seely campaigned for Churchill in Dundee. When Churchill became Secretary of State for Air and War in 1919, he brought in Seely as Under-Secretary for Air. Though Seely chafed at his failure to secure his own ministry and ultimately resigned in frustration, the friendship endured. Churchill wrote to Seely "I did whatever was in my power wh sincere & old friendship suggested to assist yr return from the military to the political arena. Had greater offices been in my sphere of influence, I wd have found one for you." In 1924, both Seely and Churchill rejoined the Conservative Party. In 1927, when this book was inscribed, Churchill was Chancellor of the Exchequer and Seely Chairman of the National Savings Commission (a post he held from 1926-1943). Two years later, Churchill wrote to Stanley Baldwin urging that Seely be given a peerage; Seely was created Baron Mottistone in 1933. The inscribed 1916-1918 Part I book is in near-fine condition. The binding is square, clean, and tight, with only very light shelf wear and minor wrinkling at the spine ends. The contents are bright and crisp. Spotting is mostly confined to the prelims and page edges, of course including the inscribed ffep. Nonetheless, the inscription is excellent, with no age-spreading or smudging of the ink. The remaining five volumes make this a very nice set indeed with superior spine presentation. The bindings are uniformly clean with bright gilt and only light shelf wear, mostly confined to extremities. The contents are uniformly clean and tight. Light spotting is confined to text block edges and the prelims of two volumes. The Eastern Front and The Aftermath both have a single neat previous owner name inked on the ffep. The 1911-1914 volume bears an inked inscription on the ffep dated 4 May 1923. We find no other ownership marks. Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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      London, Warne & Co., no date (1916).. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM (1916) WITH REMAINS OF PRINTED GLASSINE WRAPPER, 128 x 110 mm, 5 x 4¼ inches, buff boards, lettered dark brown, round colour plate onlaid, colour illustrated endpapers, 53 pages, frontispiece and 14 lovely colour plates. Slightest wear at head and tail of spine, neat inscription on front endpaper dated 1916, few slight pale fingermarks to contents. A very good plus copy in remains of printed glassine DUSTWRAPPER, inner flaps complete with all printing, 2/3 of spine missing and large piece missing on lower panel, 65 x 85 wide maximum (2½ x 4 inches), with some loss of text in lower half, large corner missing on unprinted upper panel. The first edition in book form was published somewhere between 1913 (Quinby) and 1916 (Linder) and does not list Appley Dapply&#39;s Nursery Rhymes on the notice board on the rear endpaper. See Quinby Plates XII and XIII and pages 56-57, Linder page 426 MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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

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

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      1916. Colophon, stating that the manuscript was designed, written out, and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski for Riviere & Sons, and that it will not be duplicated, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Alberto Sangorski Vellum Illuminated Manuscript In a Stunning Inlaid Binding by Riviere & Son 213 x 159 mm (8 3/8 x 6 1/4"). 16 vellum leaves (including five blanks). SIMPLY STUNNING DARK BLUE MOROCCO, ELABORATELY INLAID AND GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON (unsigned, but assigned to them by the artist), covers with central red morocco escutcheon featuring a rampant lion on a field of densely stippled gilt with the royal crown above it in red morocco and gilt, the crown and shield both inside a blue mandorla decorated with twining vines, the mandorla, in turn, enclosed by a large frame with lobed cornerpieces, this frame heavily stippled with gilt and inlaid with curling acanthus leaves in green, ochre, purple, and red morocco, the whole within an exuberantly decorated gilt border outlined by a thin strip of inlaid black morocco and filled with gracefully swirling vines and curls, each of the four sides of the frame with an ochre morocco-outlined, gilt-latticed compartment with one or two inlaid thistles in green, purple, and gilt, raised bands, spine gilt in similarly stippled compartments containing an inlaid acanthus leaf, turn-ins with inlaid black morocco strips enclosing a repeating pattern of gilt leaves, berries, and azured acanthus leaves, ivory watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. In a (slightly rubbed) dark green morocco box with raised bands, gilt titling, silk and velvet lining, and brass closures. Designed and illuminated by Alberto Sangorski with 13 three- to four-line initials in red or blue, five red initials of similar size with penwork, two four-line initials in green, purple, and burnished gold, and SIX LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS (measuring approximately 55 x 45 mm.) ELABORATELY DECORATED with flowers and acanthus leaves in shades of purple, mauve, and indigo, all on grounds of burnished gold, three with extensions of flowering stems, title page with lovely frame in purple, blue, and burnished gold emanating from the "A" in the first word of the title, the burnished gold letter containing a large Scottish thistle, first page of text with swirling red hairline borders at head and tail, with blue flowers, thistles, and numerous leaves and bezants of burnished gold, the first word, "Queen," having a large gray initial with white tracery and large brooch ornament at the center, the other letters in burnished gold, all on an elaborately checkered background, the page opposite WITH A LARGE MINIATURE OF MARY STUART GAZING SADLY BACK AT FRANCE FROM THE STERN OF A SHIP BOUND FOR SCOTLAND, based on a painting by W. P. Firth and signed with Sangorski's cipher (dated 1916), the miniature in a shield-shaped frame with flowering cornerpieces and a burnished gold fleur-de-lys at the top, and below the miniature, a small indigo escutcheon featuring a burnished gold "M" with a crown, all on a black background with purple vines, the closing pages with frames having pointed lobe cornerpieces, those of one frame with burnished gold fleurs-de-lys, those of the other with purple and green thistle blossoms on a penwork background. Ratcliffe, "Hidden Treasures," SJR-338. A SPLENDID COPY, exceptionally clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. Calligrapher and illuminator Alberto Sangorski (1862-1932) was the older brother of Francis Sangorski, co-founder of the renowned Sangorski & Sutcliffe bindery. Alberto, who had started his professional life as secretary to a goldsmith's firm, became attracted to the book arts at the age of 43 and began doing illuminated manuscripts that were then bound by his brother's firm. Sometime around 1910 Alberto and Francis had a falling out, and the artist went to work for the rival Riviere bindery, for which our manuscript was done. Stephen Ratcliffe suggests that the disagreement may have stemmed from Alberto's desire to receive credit for his work, and the fact that his manuscripts for Riviere have a signed colophon, as seen here, would seem to support this claim. Sangorski chose somber but beautiful colors for the illuminations in Swinburne's "Adieux à Marie Stuart," reflecting the tragic fate of the young queen who tearfully bade adieu to her beloved France to assume the throne of Scotland. An epigram facing the title page quotes her as saying, in French, "Adieu, charming France, the country I cherish, cradle of my childhood happiness! To leave you is to die"--a prediction that was sadly fulfilled. Swinburne's poem is an attempt to bid farewell to an unhappy queen who lost her head, but won the hearts of romantics through the ages. The workmanship here is first rate, as are the materials used, and the book is a shimmering example of 20th century handcrafted book art. Sangorski's one-of-a-kind manuscripts are highly prized in collections and in the marketplace, and they are more and more difficult to find now in the sort of pristine condition seen here.

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        Henry Callender Esq

      [circa 1916]. () Very good. Colour Litho print. 51 X 38 CM (20 X 15 inches). In black painted frame measuring 84 X 71 CM (33 X 28 inches) with green-grey matting. Frame is somewhat worn. Golfer Henry Callender, one of the pioneers of golf in England, is depicted in the Field Marshall&#39;s uniform of the Blackheath Society of Golfers. This style of uniform is still worn by the present holder of the post on formal occasions. It is thought that the term Field Marshall was used at Royal Blackheath before the military use in the British army. The two golf clubs illustrated are still in the collection of Royal Blackheath Golf Club. Engraved by Walter Alfred Cox (1862-p.1894).

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        Japanese Art and Handicraft

      London: Yamanaka and Company, 1916. Two parts bound in one, folio. (12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). 214pp. text, 162 black & white plates, 8 in colour, with lettered tissue guards. Contemporary half morocco gilt, some dampstaining and wrinkling along top edge of contents, affecting mostly margins in center portion of block, scattered discreet owner&#39;s pencil notations. One of 175 numbered copies of this catalogue created for the seminal 1915 British Red Cross Exhibit. 2415 artifacts or sets of objects were displayed at this exhibition held during the height of World War I, most here illustrated including examples of netsuke, lacquer, swords, prints, drawings, ceramics, tsuba, bronze, and other metalwork. An important and scarce early text on Japanese arts and crafts.

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        Emblems Engraved On Wood

      Ditchling, Sussex: Douglas Pepler, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. stitched blue printed wrappers. Very good in fine blue cloth folding case, front cover leather label printed in gilt, cloth ties./No Dust Jacket. 33 x 32 cm. Triangular device and six wood engravings with accompanying text. Limited edition copy 4 of 15 on Japanese paper [printed on one side of the leaf only] and signed by Eric Gill in pencil. These emblems were engraved for the "Devil&#39;s Devices or Control versus Service," a book written by Douglas Pepler and published at the Hampshire House Workshops, Hammersmith, London on Saint Thomas&#39; day, 1915. This edition printed by Douglas Pepler and Eric Gill on the Feast of the Purification 1916. GILL 260. Archival tape repair to spine, fore-edge frayed with some loss.

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      Gyldendal, Copenhagen 1916. 8vo (20x14,5 cm). 45 pages. With frontispiece litography after drawing by Edvard Much; signed in the plate. Size of plate:14,3x7,4 cm. Bound with orig. wrappers and untrimmed in a nice contemporary half-calf binding. Bookplates on front pastedown.. One of 350 numbered copies. Printed by Danish master-printer Kristian Kongstad. Emanuel Goldstein (1862-1921) had earlier - in 1886, under the pseudonym Hugo Falck - published these "psychological" poems under the title "Vekselspillet". They were reissued in 1892 under Goldstein's real name. Munch and Goldstein were friends, and Munch agreed to illustrate this edition, which were issued in only 350 copies, with a motive catching the emotional atmosphere of Goldstein's symbolistic poetry

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        The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1914

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1916. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine. Folding general map and 13 full-page sketch maps and plans. A very good copy. First edition. Mounted on the front pastedown an excellent single-page autograph letter, signed from Doyle to Sir Julian Corbett, naval historian and primary author of Naval Operations, the official history of Britain&#39;s war at sea 1914-8, in which he reflects upon his failure to secure the role of official historian of the campaign in France and Belgium; "I have asked them to send you a copy of my &#39;1914&#39; &#133; I hope that it may interest you, and that you will find it as accurate as my divorce from official papers permits. I recognise that it was to your good offices that I owed the permission to get on with it." He goes on to remark, "I am actually up to the Somme now, tho&#39; much puzzled by the complications of that battle &#133;" Written on a slant through the address at the head of the letter, Doyle has added a note; "I send you something else (enclosed) on a subject which either repels or attracts violently." Perhaps a spiritualist pamphlet? An attractive association copy.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed ("C. Saint-Saëns") from the composer&#39;s song La Cloche

      5 measures of a vocal line with underlying text, "Seule en ta sombre tour aux faîtes dentelés," notated in ink on a leaf measuring ca. 130 x 185 mm., signed and dated 1916. Attractively matted in two windows and framed in decorative gilt together with a photographic image of the composer. Overall size ca. 315 x 475 mm. & & Leaf slightly browned; small area of foxing; slightly creased at lower edge. . "Like Mozart, to whom he was often compared, [Saint-Saëns] was a brilliant craftsman, versatile and prolific, who contributed to every genre of French music. He was one of the leaders of the French musical renaissance of the 1870s... Saint-Saëns wrote songs throughout his career, setting the poetry of Lamartine, Hugo and Banville as well as his own verses. The style naturally varies with the subject, but many songs reveal his vivid pictorial sense and his gift for caricature." Sabina Teller Ratner in Grove online& & La Cloche, composed ca. 1885 to text by Victor Hugo and dedicated to the distinguished singer Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was first published in 1886.

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        Southern Tibet:

      Stockholm: Lithographic Institute of the General Staff of the Swedish Army, , 1916-22. Discoveries in Former Times Compared with my Own Researches in 1906&#150;1908. 9 text volumes in quarto, folio volume of panoramas, and 2 folio portfolios of maps, together with quarto prospectus, 13 volumes in all. Original printed card wraps, except volume III which is a well-made facsimile, later printed custom dust jackets, preserved in matching cream cloth slipcases with maps of Tibet laid down on upper covers. Text volumes contain over 300 plates, some in colour, a few double-page or folding, and around 250 maps, panorama volume with 105 double-page plates, map portfolios with 99 maps, most double-page, prospectus has 6 half-tone plates, 2 double-page coloured plates and 2 folding maps, one coloured. Some wear and browning of the wraps, particularly to spines, a few minor chips, light toning to the text, particularly in the earlier volumes, but overall very good. First and only edition. "Hedin&#39;s travels [drew] him increasingly into what Lord Curzon regarded as the British sphere of interest, and a well-orchestrated effort was set in motion to draw the Swede closer into the British camp &#133; However, his determination to reach Lhasa finally dissipated after Younghusband&#39;s mission of 1904, the justification for which Hedin needed some convincing of &#133; With Curzon&#39;s approval Hedin therefore set about planning a second expedition to Tibet, his motivation being entirely scientific." (Howgego) The removal of Curzon from India and the decision of the new Liberal government that Hedin should not be allowed into Tibet under any circumstances only spurred the furious Swede on. He quickly assembled a caravan at Srinagar and made his way to Leh from Ladakh, "By the time word got through to the British representative in Leh, ordering him to restrain Hedin by force if necessary, the Swede was already on his way to Tibet." Carried out in two "campaigns," driven by the belief that this might be his last opportunity to fill the remaining "vast blanks on the map," Hedin&#39;s survey was an incomparable feat of Himalayan exploration. "The most important and comprehensive collection of material relating to Tibet up to the date of publication. Not only does it include detailed accounts of Transhimalaya, the Karakoram, Chang Tang and Lake Manasarowar regions, but also in-depth studies of previous explorers of the region, and a particularly important collection of maps of the entire area." (Hess) An excellent set of this highly desirable record.

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        Eight Poems

      Published by "Form" at the Morland Press Ltd., London,, 1916. Transcribed by Edward Pay. Folio. Original white wrappers printed in black. Housed in a quarter black morocco box. Designs by A. O. Spare. Wrappers lightly marked but an excellent copy. First edition. From a total printing of 200 numbered copies this is one of 122 on Italian handmade paper.

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        The Immortal Decameron, complete in 5 volumes

      New Castle, PA: C. B. Randall. 1916. Hardcover. Fine. Complete set in 5 volumes. The Pampinea Edition of Boccaccio&#39;s classic, limited to only 26 lettered copies, this one being "Q". Each limitation page is signed by the publisher and designed with a unique illustrations and rendering of the letter Q. Hardcover, folios (11 x 15 inches), bound in full navy morocco with 5 raised bands, ornate gilt design, and "GB" stamped in red on all covers. Silk endpapers. Illustrated with 9 original etchings by Nuyttens, who also translated this edition, as well as 11 color initial letters. Absolutely minor wear to the extremities. Contents in Fine condition. 5 volume set. Digital images available upon request.

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        DAS URTEIL. Eine Geschichte. [The Judgement]

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1916 Kafka, Franz. DAS URTEIL. Eine Geschichte. [The Judgement]. Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1916. First Edition. First Issue. Uncommon first book edition. 8vo, pp. 29 + advertisement leaf for other works by Kafka at the end. A very good or better example of the exceedingly uncommon first issue bound in the original beige wrappers not the second issue black wrappers with the blue printed paper label on the upper cover. Content very clean & fresh, free of any blemish, the covers showing light use, a bit of strategic archival restoration to the Yap edges & spine extremities; there is a mildly darkened spot on the front cover & slight darkening on the rear. "Das Urteil," is one of Kafka&#39;s greatest compositions, here, first published Separately by Wolff as part of the "Der Jungste Tag" series. "Das Urteil," or "The Judgment," originally appeared as a contribution in the 1913 Wolff published anthology, "Arkadia", edited by Max Brod. "Das Urteil," is perhaps the most perfect composition amongst all of Kafka&#39;s short stories; it tells of the complex relationship between Georg, his father, his fiancé & his friend in St. Petersburg. It is fashionable, particularly among those who have read Freud, to suggest that "Das Urteil," concerns Georg&#39;s sense of inferiority in comparison to his father. Yet, this being Kafka, "Das Urteil" is not about a sense of common inferiority, but of an inferiority so indisputable that it seems to have been ordained, such that Georg&#39;s father can accuse & convict his son of such misdeeds that he sentences his son to death by drowning. The sentence is so plainly justified that Georg rushes into the outdoors & throws himself off of a bridge. It is this ability to state the fantastic so plainly, with such an air of inevitability & justice, that marks Kafka&#39;s profundity & is of primary importance to his greatness as a writer. Dietz 31; Raabe 146.4; Wilpert/Gühring 4. Custom TBCL clamshell case in very fine condition.. 1st Edition. Original Wraps.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First separate edition of Einstein&#146;s paper announcing his epochal theory of general relativity (PMM 408). This is not an offprint of the journal issue in the <i>Annalen der Physik</i>, but a completely new setting of type with significant additions and revisions, including an introduction published here for the first time. Weil 80a; Boni 78.1; Norman 696. <br/><br/>& & &#147;This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too, and it is described now as &#145;the original edition&#146; of this classic paper&#148; (Weil). There were several reprints and facsimiles. Weil distinguishes the first issue (as here) by paper size and by the printers mark (&#145;Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig&#146;) on the verso of the title page, with the shortened form on rear wrap which lists seven items published by Barth and dated 1909 to 1916, ending with Ziehen&#146;s Die Psychologie (1916).& 8vo (245 x 165 mm), uncut in the original buff printed wrappers, spine strip with a 3 cm tear to the buttom, extremeties with light wear, some light discolering to front wrapper, but in all a very good and unrepaired copy in its original state, pp 64.

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        Album of Original Watercolours and Sketches, By Various Artists, During the First World War

      New Zealand, 1916. Oblong 8vo. Album containing 7 watercolours and 4 sketch drawings, by various artists, most created during the First World War, dating from March 1916 to August 1918. With exception of only one, all are signed in the original by the artist; most are dated as well. Ownership initials to front endpaper read R.L. Hall, possibly from New Zealand. Brown soft leather boards, front corner chipped, some leafs delicate at hinge, otherwise in Very Good Condition, with beautiful artistic works. In this album, not one, but several watercolourists and humorists provide both reality and relief in wartime by visual means. Containing diverse images of the Great War which was then underway, and by some means associated with New Zealand, this is a most uncommon collection of watercolours and drawings. G. Taylor, possibly well-known war artist Grace Taylor who was then in New Zealand, paints a dark scene of a British ground attack aircraft shooting a German reconnaissance zeppelin, and other aircraft which have caught fire in the sky. Germany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and strategic bombing raids over England. (Grace Taylor, 1897-1988, was born in Britain, emigrating to New Zealand with her family in 1902. In 1924 she enrolled in figure drawing at the Elam School of Art, Auckland. Working as a commercial artist, she moved to Sydney in 1926 and then Brisbane in 1933. In 1942 she was accepted into the AWLA as a field officer, responsible for members&#146; administration.) Also indicative of the war are the comic relief drawings, one which depicts the Hauraki Regiment in a &#39;Sham Fight&#39; which took place in the environs of Tirau and Hautapu, New Zealand, artist Bert B. Colkin, 1916. Another, an anonymous watercolour, illustrates a German soldier prostrate in the metal casing of the low-flying Junkers J1 monoplane, looking for enemy regiments along the seashore. A most provocative image of an African woman ensconced in billowy garments, holding a rifle as she waits in an empty corridor, is inscribed &#39;Madeira 1921&#39; and signed E.H. Fripp W.J.C. Unrelated to the war, a detailed ink drawing by C.O. Verschoren depicts an Australian &#39;Campagna Drover&#39;. In contrast, a few works render splendid views of exotic and historic places. A most enrapturing watercolour by R. Levens illustrates an exquisite sailing vessel near the shores of a Mediterranean city. Both striking and serene is a full page watercolour Chillon Castle, the medieval fortress on the shores of Lake Geneva, a second entry by G. Taylor. Delicate stem roses, redolent of more harmonious days past, are painted by an artist named Reita Sharpe, dated 24 August 1918. (Possibly Reita Sharpe born 2 December 1900, Kent, Sussex, United Kingdom.) A scarce collection of works by numerous artists, one might speculate that R.L. Hall, who solicited the varied artistic works, was perhaps a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours or the Royal Watercolour Society, both founded in 1804. .

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        With Prefaces by Mrs Stevenson. Letters Edited by Sidney Colvin

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1916., 39. 30 volumes; 8vo. (18 x 66 cm). A very attractive set in contemporary brown half calf two, brown and black, title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Shows extremely well.

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      London: John Lane/The Bodley Head, 1916. Very good indeed with light wear to all edges, some age darkening to text block, otherwise tight. In olive-green cloth w/ embossed design by artist on front panel showing very little wear.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Girl and the Faun

      London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, 1916. First Edition. 4to. Ilustrated with four colored plates by Frank Brangwyn, pictorial title page and borders. Pp. [viii], 78, [1, blank], [2, ads]. Full brown morocco extra gilt, with contrasting tan gilt morocco doublures with brown and green onlays, t.e.g. by Stikeman. Very Fine in marbled slipcase . With two A.L.S. bound in at front. In the first, to the Editor of The Gipsy and dated 30 April 1915, Phillpotts offers "a new work of mine - &#39;The girl & the Faun&#39; is a quaint thing, of which I&#39;ll say nothing save that I should much like you to see it ." In the second letter, dated 25 July 1915, Phillpotts writes, "My dear Savage, I am sorry to report that Brangwyn doesn&#39;t like the thought of &#39;The Girl & the Faun&#39; being published serially before our book publication after war. I have only just heard this & as it would be a serious thing if he chucked it, I will ask you to let me have it again. I feel this a great deal, for publication in your distinguished paper would have been a joy; but I was committed to F. Brangwyn a long time ago & it will be rather a serious thing if I don&#39;t go through with him. Of course he has no claim & if you think it worth while raising the question I will; but I expect you&#39;ve got plenty of good stuff & can let me have &#39;The Girl & the Faun&#39; without difficulty. Sincerely yours, Eden Phillpotts" Provenance: William Randolph Hearst (Hammer Galleries, 1941); Esmond Bradley Martin

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        E.] The Arab Bulletin.

      Bulletin of the Arab Bureau in Cairo, 1916-1919. Including indexes for 1916, 1917 and 1918 and the supplementary Notes on the Middle East nos. 1-4, 1919-1920. With a new Introducion and explanatory notes by Dr Robin Bidwell. 1-4. Gerrards Cross, Archive Editions, 1986. 8vo. xxviii,+ 559,+ (blank),+ 1-23,+ (blank),+ 001-009; (4),+ 517,+ (3),+ 27,+ (blank),+ 001-004; (6),+ 519-526,+ 7-372,+ 1-24,+ (2); (6),+ 147,+ (3),+ 127,+ (2) pp. Publ. cloth. Four volumes. The founding of The Arab Bulletin, "a secret magazine of Middle East politics" was inspired by T.E. Lawrence, who edited the first issue and contributed with many reports thereafter. It was very secret, printed in about 30 copies only, and it could not be quoted from. This edition in four volumes is the first where all the 114 journals are published together

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