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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. Limited Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        [Huxley, Aldous] The Palatine Review, Numbers 1 - 5 (all published)

      Oxford, 1916-1917. Two 12mo volumes + three tall octavo volumes. (54), (ii); (52), (iv); (28), (iv); (24), (vi); (30), (ii)pp. Complete run of the literary periodical established by Aldous Huxley, along with fellow Oxonians T.W. Earp (later an art critic for The Daily Telegraph) and Grattan Esmonde. Huxley published a number of early writings here, including several prose pieces that were not reprinted elsewhere: "The Chimney," "The Death of Pellenore," and "From a Lyrical Notebook." First two issues bound in green printed wrappers and saddle-stitched with a single staple. Consequently, the text block has become detached in the first issue. The latter three numbers are in dark blue printed wrappers. Housed in a slipcase. Overall, a fine set of an uncommon periodical, rarely encountered in a complete run.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        BOOK OF SOMETHING TO DO* RHYMES & STORIES

      1916. 1. NOVELTY. BOOK OF SOMETHING TO DO * RHYMES & STORIES. NY: United Art Pub. Co. (1916). Oblong FOLIO (14 X 11 1/4"), cloth backed pictORIAL boards, FINE AND UNUSED AND COMPLETE WITH 72 PICTORIAL STAMPS IN THE UNOPENED GLASSENE ENVELOPES! (because the envelopes has never been unsealed, it is possible that the stamps may adhere to each other). The stories include Puss In Boots, Mother Goose Rhymes, Three Bears, Farmyard Friends, Three Little Pigs, Twelve Wild Animals, Peter Rabbit, Jack & The Bean Stalk, Cinderella, Robinson Crusoe and Rip Van Winkle. Interspersed throughout the text are blank rectangles in the center of which the reader is to affix the corresponding 72 color pictorial stamps. It is also wonderfully illustrated by an unknown hand with the black and whites throughout the text. Very rare in any condition but especially so in such nice unused condition.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Augustus Does His Bit:

      [London: Constable & Company,, 1916]. an Unofficial Dramatic Tract on War Saving and Cognate Topics. Original printed wrappers. Housed in a green quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Lightly worn and marked. Shaw's copy of the second rough proof copy, with two small ink corrections in his hand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Modern Greek in Asia Minor; A Study of the Dialects of Sílli, Cappadocia and Phárasa with Grammar Texts, Translations and Glossary

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1916 - Purple cloth with gilt lettering. Spine sunned. Rubbing and fray to head and heel of spine. Tips of corners bumped and rubbed. Small previous owner inked stamp to front endpaper. Text is otherwise clean and bright, lightly tanned. Two folding maps at rear. Both have been incorrectly folded, leaving the front edge protruding from the text block and are lightly chipped and worn, and the second map has a short tear at one fold. Includes a chapter on the subject matter of the folk tales. A lovely copy of this book, which is scarce in any condition. Please email for additional photographs and details. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gyre & Gimble]
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        Catalogue of Antique Oriental Rugs: Collection of James F. Ballard, Saint Louis, U.S.A, Comprising the Following Types: Persian, Indian, Caucasian, Chinese, Asia Minor, Turkoman, Hispano-Moresque

      (St. Louis): Archetype Publications. Good; 8.5 x 11 Half-leather Hardback in Good condition. Missing 5-1/2 . inches at head and foot of spine. Corners worn and bumped. Textblock is . tight.. [1916]. Hardcover. Illustrated by 57 halftone plates; Probably a prototype for what would become the seminal "Illustrated Catalogue and Descriptions of Ghiordes Rugs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries from the Collection of James F. Ballard". Halftone plates include 33 Ghiordes, 12 Ushak, 8 Persian, 2 Caucasian and 1 Turkmen. Also included in this lot is the four page prospectus with one halftone plate. Not in O'Bannon's bibliography. ; 3; 126 pp. .

      [Bookseller: RugBooks.com]
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        Storhetstidens litterära krigsbyten.

      En kulturhistorisk-bibliografisk studie. A.a. I-II. Uppsala, 1916-20. (6),367,(2) + (6),510,(1) s. & plr. Två nötta hfrbd med upphöjda bind och stänkta snitt (Refsum). Omslagen medbundna. Ryggarna solkiga och med repor. Med Wilhelm Munthes namnteckning i den första delen och dedikation till densamme i den senare delen.. Bibliofilupplagan tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, detta är nummer 177. Den enklare avhandlingsupplagan saknar planscher. Ett bokhistoriskt standardverk om det systematiska tagandet av böcker och bibliotek som krigsbyten i Sveriges krig under stormaktstiden

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Embryology, Anatomy, and Diseases of the Umbilicus Together with Diseases of the Urachus

      W. B. Saunders & Co, 1916. Hard cover with dust jacket bound in dark green cloth with gilt stamping, illustrated with b/w photos and drawings, 680 pages. Binding shows scuffing along, wear with light fraying at heel of spine, panels a little scuffed, previous owner's name and bookplate on front paste-down, page edges age toned, occasional light soiling or smudge on text pages. A solid copy of this scarce work. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket as Published.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali - 1a guerra mondiale). Milano, 1916, A. 41, annata completa, dal 1 gennaio al 31 dicembre, fasc. di 4 pag. cad. rilegati in sei volumi m.tela nera.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE

      1916. Fine. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Kanao Bun'endo, publisher. HANSHIN MEISHO-ZUE A folding album of 24 (of 30) prints - oban size color woodcut, printed by Nishimura Kumakichi and published by Kanao Bun'endo in 1916,17. The finest of all of Bun'endo's remarkable porfolio productions, The HANSHIN MEISHO ZUE is a great rarity, even individual prints from the series of 30 are by no means common. We are missing only prints #7, 21-25 (6 in all). There are two prefatory pages, one is a map of the trip around western Japan depicted herein, the other a table of contents. Also, one of the Akamatsu Rinsaku designed portfolio cover prints has been mounted as preface to the whole series, while four others have been trimmed and mounted on two pages at the end. The artists who designed the prints were Akamatsu Rinsaku (1878- 1953), Noda Kyuho (1879-1971), Hata Tsuneharu(1883-? ), Mizushima Nihou (or Nihofu) (1884-1958) and Nagai Hyosai (1882-1945). For more on this remarkable work, see Charles Mitchell's article in ESSAYS ON JAPANESE ART PRESENTED TO JACK HILLIER. Our copy is very clean in a new brocade over stiff paper covers with a hand-brushed title label. There is a bit of foxing, but it is confined to the stubs upon which the prints are mounted. The images themselves are lovely and extrememly well-printed.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power and thought of the country than any other party

      The Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power & and thought of the country than any other party"& & "For myself, I sincerely desire and have tried to deserve the & support of all progressive, forward-looking men."~& & Wilson's progressive policies brought the Democratic Party back from the wilderness where it had languished since the Civil War, and resulted in establishment of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as passage of the Clayton Anti-trust Act and the Farm Loan Act. The nation's leader during World War I, his idealism had a permanent effect on the goals of American foreign policy, and his internationalist outlook favoring U.S. involvement abroad came after World War II to be seen as prophetic.& & The 1916 Democratic Convention was held from June 14 to 16 and renominated Wilson. The Republicans had met a few days earlier, and in a move to reunite with their Progressive faction that had split off in 1912, nominated Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, who was acceptable to all. Then the Republicans ran their campaign on the premise that Hughes had inherited the Progressive mantle of Theodore Roosevelt. Hughes was a moderate & & & candidate and by no means the conservative that Taft had been. However, to President Wilson, the idea that the Republicans were the Progressives in the 1916 election was wrong, and he went about setting the record straight. In doing so, he explained what the Democratic Party stood for, and reflected on why he was "proud to be its nominee."& & Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, two pages, July 14, 1916, during his reelection campaign, to J. C. Parker, Editor of Lefax Magazine in Philadelphia. "I have read your letter of July tenth with a great deal of attention and with very serious interest, and realize as keenly as you do the anomalous conditions by which many of the Progressive voters of the country are being confused and misled, as well as the old, inveterate attractions which seem to control the choice of many of them in matters political. In answer to the questions contained in your letter, I will say that, for my own part, I have no jealousy whatever of independent organizations intended to keep the independent voters of the country reminded of their obligations and fully informed as to parties and the conditions under which their votes are being solicited. For myself, I sincerely desire and have tried to deserve the support of all progressive, forward-looking men. I believe, and I think that recent experience has confirmed the belief, that the Democratic Party represents a larger part of the progressive power and thought of the country than any other party, and that it can be made the instrument, and is being made the instrument, of leadership in the direction which all men who love justice and progress must wish to take. It is for that reason that I am proud to be its nominee and to have the opportunity to lead it." The magazine marked up page two of this letter for publication. &

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        International Government. Two Reports

      New York: Brentano's,, 1916. With an Introduction by Bernard Shaw. Octavo. Blue stiff wrappers. Some toning to wrappers, small closed tear to upper wrapper and title page. An excellent copy. A pre-publication separatum of Shaw's introduction to Leonard Woolf's International Government, printed to secure copyright. Laurence located only 5 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Army Regulations 1915

      Cairo: Government Press,, 1916. Octavo. Punched and cord-tied into mustard boards with title in black to the upper board, as issued. [i], viii, 495 leaves,printed rectos only, tables to the text. A little rubbed, contents lightly browned, but overall very good. First edition, print-run of 2,000 copies. Extremely uncommon, just one copy traced institutionally world-wide, that at the United Nations in Geneva. Comprehensive regulations and orders for the Egyptian Army covering precedence of corps; cavalry and drums; command and rank; honours and salutes; duties; inspections, Discipline, interior economy including training; dress and equipment; animals; service rules covering enlistment, transfers, &c.; record keeping; rules governing civilian employees; military discipline including prisons. Seven amendment pamphlets issued between Oct. 1916 - Sept. 1919 with Egyptian Army Orders loosely inserted. A major documentary source for the organisation of the Egyptian Army at the time of the First World War, issued under the aegis of Reginald Wingate as Sirdar. With pencilled ownership inscription of Bimbashi J.B. Breacher, 1st Battalion E.A., Khartoum North, Sudan. Lieutenant John Binstead Breacher was on secondment from the Hampshire Regiment, he was gazetted as an acting major in November 1918 (Bimbashi is essentially the equivalent rank to major), and made major in 19327, two years before his death. Two of Breacher's EA fezes, and a Wolseley helmet are in the collection of the National Army Museum.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mr. Britling Sees It Through

      Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto . - 1916, 1st Edition. () Good to very good in near fine dust jacket. 433pp. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Blind stamped decoration on spine and front (and blind stamped lettering to front). Some small whitish stains to boards. Fading to spine. Some light edge wear with corners bumped. Splattered foxing to preliminaries and outer edges. Upon a few pages the foxing from the outer edge has entered the margins. Very slight soiling to endpapers. Top edge of text block darkened due to dust and bottom untrimmed. Slight cracking between rear endpapers at gutter. In brown dust jacket, not price clipped. Feather decoration on front cover. A small amount of creasing to edges and darkening to spine, else the jacket is in wonderful condition. A nice copy, in jacket, with a interesting and personal inscription in black ink on fly leaf. Fly lead inscription reads "AE from H. G. See PG 44". Upon inspection of page 44 it is unclear what it is that Wells wants the recipient to see. A mysterious and intreguing note. G. H. Wells (60) notes that "many of the characters are drawn fron actual people and are easily recognizable" suggesting that perhaps a character or event on page 44 would be recognized by, or based upon, AE. 61 in Wells Society "An account of the impact of the first World War on a sensitive mind. In this novel Easton Glebe, near Dunmow, in Essex, appears thinly disguised as Matching's Easy". Signed and inscribed by H. G. Wells. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Mr Britling

      UK: Cassell. London, Cassell, 1916. First Edition and First Impression. Hardback in Dustjacket. The book is in very good condition, presented in the original green boards. There's some bumping to the spine tips, and a slight split along the front crease. Otherwise just the expected ageing. The jacket has been restored to the spine, noticeable primarily on the inside. The outside looks very nice having very little wear, save a few area of ageing and darkening to the lower tip. A couple of closed tears, the longest being around 18mm, but quite indisinct. A presentable copy. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1916.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        DR. J. B. CRANFILL';S CHRONICLE: A STORY OF LIFE IN TEXAS

      New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1916. First Edition. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Octavo. Publishers blue cloth binding titled in white on the front cover and gold on the spine; shelfworn at the extremities including some fraying at the spine ends and corners; spine was unevenly faded and has been gently toned to match; 37 illustrations on 35 plates, all present as called for; 2 previous owner stamps and one previous owner name on the front free endpaper; digital images can be made available upon request. (Howes C864a). near Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Dr. J. B. Cranfill's Chronicle a Story of Life in Texas

      Fleming H. Revell Company 1916 - Ex-library copy. Owner inscription on front endpaper and presentation bookplate on inside front cover. No owner marks in text. Front hinge is firm, rear hinge is cracked internally. Ex-church library with a libray pocket on inside rear cover. Bright lettering on front, lettering fading on spine. All 37 plates present on 35 pages. Cover has some light wear but in remarkable good condition for this rare title. texas history [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booketeria]
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        Carmen

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, [1916]. With Pictures by René Bull. Quarto. Original gilt decorated full vellum, illustrated endpapers, all edges gilt. With 16 colour plates, captioned tissues, black and white illustrations in the text. Some slight wear to cover, endpapers toned, otherwise internally fresh and in very good condition. Signed limited edition. One of 100 copies signed by the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GENDAI HAIGA SHU^

      1916. Very Good. [EHON] GENDAI HAIGA SHU [A COLLECTION OF MODERN HAIGA] 1 volume [of 4] Summer. Summer has 30 full page color woodcuts, complete as called for. String-bound Japanese style in printed paper covers. Dated Taisho 5 [1916], first printing. Compiled by Shimada Yukichi; printed by Kishi Kageyoshi and published by Haigado, Tokyo. The GENDAI HAIGA SHU is a work of considerable skill and scarcity. The list of artists involved is a long one, including Nakamura Fusetsu, Tomita Keisen, Ishii Hakutei, Hirafuku Hyakusui, Ota Saburo, Kosugi Misei, Shimomura Izan and many other important figures in Western-style painting, here working in their literati "haiga" mode. Mitchell had but one volume of the four, the British Library only procured its own complete set within the last ten or fifteen years. Hillier seems to have missed the existence of the book completely. Our "Summer" volume is clean and fresh throughout and the overall condition of the book is very good, with the original covers. The work seems to have escaped the foxing so prevalent in other Taisho era productions. One volume.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Brewers and Texas Politics, Vol. I and II

      San Antonio, Texas: Passing Show Printing Co. 1916 - G+/None. Two volumes (complete). No publisher. No date. Preface is dated March 27, 1916, and printer's name is imprinted in gilt on the spines. Title pages read, "The Brewers and Texas Politics" while the bindings are printed with different title: "The Breweries and Texas Politics." This set is slightly musty, and the hardcover boards have what may be faint mildew stains (visible when books are held at an angle, but not visible in scans). Endpapers are browned, pages are moderately tanned, and outside edges are foxed. Texts, however, are clean and unmarked. Hinges are cracking, but bindings are sewn and are otherwise sound. Boards have soil, edgewear (including minor tear at spine head of Vol. 2), tape residue on spines, and bumped extremities. Very usable set. Original dark green cloth with gilt titles on front boards and spines; no dustjackets. 1605 pages + Index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Grammatikos Books]
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        The Girl and the Faun Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn

      London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, 1916.. Large 4to. (13 x 10 inches). pp.115. Four tipped in colour plates, five full-page monochrome illusts (including half-title and title), and monochrome decorative borders throughout. Original quarter parchment over grey paper. Front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Grey endpapers. T.e.g. Other edges uncut. Light marks or rubs to parchment. Book plate of Nigel Temple to front free endpaper, pencil remarks to pastedown and old price in pencil to flyleaf. No. 176 of the de luxe edition limited to 350 copies. Signed by the author, the illustrator and the publisher. A handsome book. Oversize or heavy book, requiring extra postage. Edition de luxe. Limited. Signed.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Danseuse *

      1916. 1916 - Pointe sèche originale 22 x 18 (procédé Barraud), feuille 37 x 30, signée à la mine de plomb en bas à droite, tirée par l'artiste à 17 exemplaires, dont 5 états uniques et 12 numérotés, sous cadre à baguette de bois teinté 48 x 35. Etat très léger de rehauts qui souligne à la fois la maître du trait délicat de la composition de l'artiste, loin des figures parfois empâtées ou hésitantes des débuts, et la grâce du sujet. Une très belle estampe, versant Degas.Rare encore et toujours.[Cailler & Darel 63]

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        EN JACOB agada of the Babylonian Talmud. {agadat Ein Yaakov}

      New York 1916 - Bi-lingual 5 volume set. XVI, 247; [2], 293; [2], 272; [2], 248; [2], 213 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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). .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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