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        Les mômes de la cloche *

      [1916]. 1916 - Lithographie originale 24 x 18, titrée en haut à droite dans la plaque et monogrammée du même côté en dessus de la signature, tirée en noir par Sonor à Genève à 50 exemplaires numérotés et quelques-uns qui ne le sont pas ? le nôtre portant le chiffre 49, sous cadre à baguette dorée 38 x 31, coins un brin émoussés. Sur le thème de la mendicité, emblématique des préoccupations de la première période, une composition touchante qui a fait l'objet d'une variante précédente et d'une suivante, la première titrée "Mistinguett" (voir à ce titre notre dessin préparatoire à l'encre) et la seconde recyclée en motif d'affiche de grand format.L'encadrement, d'époque, comporte un timbre de l'exposition du Salon des peintres romands, 27 Rue de Bourg à Lausanne et une double mention de titre par l'artiste, à la mine de plomb, en sus de quelques mots barrés, situant probablement la provenance ou la destination de cette estampe.[Cailler & Darel 76]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        WITHIN THE TIDES

      1916. Tales. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916. Original dark blue cloth, with dust jacket. First American Edition of these four Conrad tales -- "The Planter of Malata," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches" and "Because of the Dollars" -- published almost a full year after the London edition. The last story is probably better known under its dramatized version's title, "Laughing Anne" -- though none of these tales is particularly well-known.~This volume is in fine condition; the dust jacket, which has become quite uncommon, is in good-to-very good condition (hair-line separation along rear joint, other minor edge-wear not affecting print, partial discoloration from blue-grey to tan as usual with these DP&Co jackets). The front endpaper bears the penciled signature of Conrad bibliographer Walter E. Smith. Cagle A18b(1); Keating 110.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        ELEVEN TYPED LETTERS SIGNED (TLsS) to T. Everett Harre, mostly short and to the point, dealing with editorial matters involving one or the other or both men, written over a period from 1916 to 1941, mostly after 1935. Plus one TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS) to Harre from Jim Niles, a colleague of Merritt's

      The letters have usual fold creases and some light rumpling, but,. except 24 May 1916 letter which has marginal loss at upper left. corner, all are in very good to fine condition. A detailed calendar. is available upon request. (#111986). A revealing look at Merritt as he went about his day job as newspaper editor for a major national weekly. Merritt's newspaper career began when he was 18 as a cub reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He wound up as assistant editor, then editor, of THE AMERICAN WEEKLY, a sensationalistic Sunday supplement for the Hearst newspapers. It had a circulation of about 7,500,000 copies while Merritt worked there, a hugely successful figure for that time (or this), which was touted on the paper's letterhead as the "Greatest Circulation in the World." His writing style in these brief business letters is breezy, slangy and hard as nails, the voice of the typical American newspaperman of this period, when the city newspaper was a glamorous thing, mythologized in countless Hollywood movies. (Among other heroes who worked for a newspaper in this period was Clark Kent.) In his spare time, Merritt managed to write and publish half a dozen novels that won him a reputation as "the greatest fantasy writer of modern times" (Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 836). Since then, "in the fields of science fiction and fantasy there is probably no other great reputation of the past that has suffered as much as that of A. Merritt" (ibid.). Harre also worked as a journalist off and on, in between writing a handful of novels (including two that were listed in the first edition of the Bleiler Checklist, but omitted from the second; one of them is listed in Reginald). He is perhaps best known in genre studies as the editor of an anthology, BEWARE AFTER DARK! (1929), that included Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu," only the second of his stories to be published in a hardcover book. Harre appears in these letters to be a bit obtuse about the kind of publication Merritt was editing, failing on at least two occasions to observe basic guidelines about length, style and deadline. For Merritt to be as patient with him as he appears in these letters (at the same time that he enforced strict rules about the content of the paper) says something complimentary about his basic humanity as well as his editorial finesse.

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        Recollections of Travel (Tabi No Kaisô)

      In Japanese and English, the artist's book, complete as issued with book, folder and case, limited to 300 numbered signed copies but believed issued in a much smaller printing, distinguished by its 19 artist carved monochrome woodblock prints of exceptional quality, a high point of Hiratsuka's printmaking, exemplifying his mature personal integration of traditional Japanese culture with the innovations of modern Western art, especially those of Die Brücke. 12 Japanese places have inspired a tanka poem with accompanying sumi print on its own leaf stamped with his Hiratsuka Seal C and there are 7 decorative woodcuts, double-page and full-page landscapes distinguished by their volumetric treatment of ukiyo-e themes, an eddy print, and 4 vignettes that approach the abstract. HIRATSUKA: became known for his mastery of wood carving techniques and is credited with developing tsukibori (poking strokes) technique, in which an aisuki chisel blade (small with a square-end) is rocked side-to-side in short strokes, producing uneven edges, imparting an energy to the line and a volumetric quality to the relief not otherwise possible. He studied with Ishii Hakutei and Okada Saburosuke and trained in wood carving with master carver, Igami Bonkotsu, later learning to carve picture frames. The making of traditional Japanese woodcuts involved many artisans in the process of cutting and printing. Hiratsuka made his own prints. A leader of the early 20th century Sosaku Hanga printmaking movement, he first exhibited in 1916 and is believed to have influenced nearly every important Sosaku Hanga artist. AVAILABILITY: Rare: a worldwide search finds examples in the institutional collections of Mt. Holyoke College and the University of Pittsburgh, and in the private Van Zelst Family Collection. 2 complete copies are known to have been sold in the last decade. PRINT LEAVES: The decorated folder with brown, white and black Japanese characters contains the 12 folded, 459 x 330 mm (18.07 x 12.99 inches) numbered print leaves, loose as issued, block printed in fine, sharp, well-inked impressions, each print with corresponding self-carved tanka poem; format-poem on right (229 x 330 mm)-sumi print on left (229 x 330 mm) with stamped in red artist seal. Condition: bright and clean: a few leaves with a light offset spot from the seal to facing text side (no text affected): some leaves with top and bottom edge bends, some with slight edge creasing (intrinsic faults because of folder size): leaf 1 with a touch of top edge spotting on its outer blank side and slight soiling at top edge of text side. Hiratsuka was a prolific creator of designs but customarily produced few print examples. He came to prefer working in sumi, stating; "the most beautiful range of color is black and white". His technique book, "Hanga no giho" was published in 1928 and he was the first block printing instructor at Tokyo University. From 1962, he lived in the U.S., returning in 1994 to Japan. He was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit in 1970, (never previously awarded to a print artist), and in 1977 became the first artist awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure. The Hiratsuka Unichi Print Museum was opened in 1991 in Suzaka-shi, Nagano-ken, Japan near the artist's birthplace of Matsue. FORMAT: The 320 x 228 mm book in decorated deep azure & white hoshi wrappers is in 2 parts, a primarily English text side and a Japanese text side, both opening as customary, the 44 folded leaves bound in a 4-stab holes fukuro-toji binding with cerulean cord and beige corner caps; English side wrapper with a panoramic sea coast view print, English title in white letters; Japanese side wrapper with an eddy pattern print and mounted cream title slip with blue Japanese characters and border, Japanese text with separate pagination and title page stamped in red with his Hiratsuka Un'ichi Seal B, protected by its laid-in guard sheet; both texts decorated with a different vignette. The 330 x 233 mm vanilla paper folder, upper and lower sides decorated with a different sumi botanical vignette, has his carved Hiratsuka Un'ichi Seal A at rear. The 332 x 239 mm maize cloth wrap-around case is decorated with a monochrome print over its full extent, done in a flowing sculptural style, with large wave roller in the foreground, as if seen from a low-lying boat and background coastal view of sharply eroded cliffs. It has carrot Japanese characters and silver English letters, inner panels with mounted cloth and paper linings with mounted justification and publishing paper labels and is fastened with 2 bone clasps. CONDITION DETAIL: Wrappers: corner rubs and light edgewear: clean and bright, except corner caps soiled and title panel with some spotting and soiling. Title Slip: fine. Pages: fine. Binding: fine. Folder: top and bottom bands of soiling, otherwise, scattered soiling. Case: soiled: light corner bumps: some edgewear: inner sides soiled with scattered spotting: publishing slip with some spotting. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 88 pages, English side; [3] pages including blank, 70 pages with introduction and artist preface, tanka section with 12 poems, pp. 7-54, each poem with own division sheet, notes section with separate division sheet and map of sites, pp. 55-69, and 1 ending vignette of an iris in sumi, separate on its own page with his carved in the block UN seal; Japanese side, 1 blank sheet and 15 pages numbered in Japanese style, text ends with vignette of a temple roof ornament in sumi, separate on its own page with his carved in the block UN seal. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Eternidades : Verso (1916-1917)

      - Literatura española. Poesía lírica. Siglo XX. (821.134.2-14"19") [s.n.]. Madrid. 1918. 19 cm. 117 p., 1 h. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial. Colección 'Obras de Juan Ramón Jiménez'. Jiménez, Juan Ramón 1881-1958. Lit. Angel Alcoy. Intonso . 1ª EDCICIÓN. Cubierta deslucida. GG47 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        DIE GLEICHZEITIGE REGISTRIERUNG ELEKTRISCHER ERSCHEINUNGEN MITTELS ZWEI ODER MEHR GALVANOMETER UND IHRE ANWENDUNG ANF DIE ELEKTROKARDIOGRAPHIE. (The Simultaneous Recording of Electrical Features by means of two or more Galvanometers and their Application to Electrocardiography)

      Bonn:: Archiv fur die ges Physiologie Printed by Martin Hager,, 1916. Very Good+. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED in Dutch "FRIENDLY GREETINGS" BY THE CO-AUTHOR J. BIJTEL TO F. W. N. HUGENHOLTZ, a fellow student of and then collaborator with Einthoven. Very Good+ Offprint, First Separate Edition, in original light blue printed wrappers with mild wear, foxing, soil. from Archiv fur die ges. Physiologie Vol. 164. 8vo. pp. 167-197 + 3 foldout plates.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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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..

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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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