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        The Birds of British Guiana, based on the collections of Frederick McConnell , 2 volumes, complete

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1916-1921. First edition. Light edge wear to cloth, text and plates are bright and clean with no signs of use; a near fine copy.. Pp. liii, 528, 10 color plates, 16 photo-plates, 1 color folding map, 95 text-figures; pp. xcvi, 615, 10 color plates, 8 photo-plates, 214 text-figures. Contemporary powder blue cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine, lg 8vo. In addition to describing the avifauna of Guiana, volume I also presents a chronicle of the first Roraima expedition by McConnell and volume II provides a description of the second Roraima expedition by John Quelch. This work was issued in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies by Bernard Quaritch, this is no. 221. The fine color plates are by Grönvold. From the private library of ornithologist G.S. Keith with his name stamp on the front endpaper of each volume.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXI. Jahrgang. April 1916 - März 1917

      München, 1916 - 1917.. 2 Bände. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VI, 328 S.; V, SS. 329-680. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Einband von Bd. I etwas fleckig, unteres Rücken von Bd. II bestoßen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [1916]. Quarto, original white publisher's cloth elaborately stamped in gold and blue after a design by Edmund Dulac. [2],* [10], 170. Illustrated with 15 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Dulac. Limited to 350 copies signed by Dulac. Signed limitation leaf in this copy has been excised, perhaps to send to Dulac, who has adorned the reverse side with a beautiful original painting of "The Princess of the Pagodas," signed in ink by Dulac and dated 1920 beneath the image. The cover is in very good to fine condition, and internal contents are very fine but for some light tape residue on blank endleaf front and back. The original gouache painting is set within a disc of gold leaf (3-1/2 inches across) which is lightly abraded (see photograph). & A unique copy of one of Dulac's most famous books. Dulac (1882-1953) is considered (with Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielson, and Charles and Heath Robinson) one of the five major "Golden Age" gift-book illustrators.He studied law for two years while attending classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. After winning a prize for his painting he decided to devote himself to art full-time. He twice won the Grand Prix (1901 and 1903) for his paintings, and by 1904 he was off to London for the start of his meteoric career as a book illustrator. His arrival there corresponded with the development of new color printing technology which he was the first to take full advantage of.

      [Bookseller: Truepenny Books, Inc.]
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        JAPANESE ART & HANDICRAFT

      1916. Very Good. JOLY, Henri and TOMITA, Kumasaku. JAPANESE ART & HANDICRAFT. An Illustrated Record of the Loan Exhibition Held in Aid of the British Red Cross in October-November, 1915. London, Yamanaka & Co., MCMXVI. Thick heavy folio, 2 parts bound in one, half morocco gilt. The edges are quite worn and corners skinned but it is very good internally and the hinges are appropriately reinforced for this heavy book. prelims. + 213pp. + misc. With 8 color plates, 162 b&w plates, 1,376 items illustrated. Copy 135 of 175 copies printed of this important reference.

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        (Clarke, Harry) Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen

      Brentano's NY: Brentano's, (1916). Quarto. 320pp. First American edition of Harry Clarke's first illustrated book. Illustrated throughout with twenty-four full-page plates in black & white, as well as numerous vignettes, and with sixteen tipped-in color plates with tissue guards. Clarke's detailed Art Nouveau-inspired illustrations reflect the revival of eighteenth-century aesthetics made popular by Aubrey Beardsley and others. Bound in pictorial gray cloth, with lettering and illustrations in black. Spine toned, some wear to spine ends, and light foxing, not affecting the plates, else a very good copy of a scarce book.

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        YOSEMITE TRANSPORTATION CO. SUPREME COURT CASE ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. Yosemite Transportation Company vs. W. H. Wright and Corinne K. Wright. [Cases: S. F. 8158 & S. F. 8159]. 4 vols

      San Francisco:: James H. Barry Co.,. 1916.. 8vo. 10" x 7". 1st edition. Vol. 1- 185 [2] pp., Vol. 2- 68 [2] pp., Vol. 3- 36 pp., Vol. 4- 21 pp.. Brown printed paper wrappers (Vol. 3 beige) with black lettering to covers of all 4 vols.. Minor shelfwear to each volume, spine cracking on Vol. 1. "Law. Library" and "FILED By GRANT TAYLOR, CLERK" stamps adorn the covers. of each volume, with coinciding dates ranging from "Jan 4 - 1917" to. "Nov 4- 1918". A VG copy.. On July 10, 1910, a driver on the Yosemite Transportation 12 Passenger Stage Coach instructed his passengers to "JUMP" on passing two Indians drawing pack horses. One of his 11 passengers, an artist named Corinne Wright, sustained injuries in the fall. The photo illustrations in Vol. 1 detail the area in which Mrs. Wright was injured. The case, originally heard in the Mariposa County Supreme Court, is appealed to the California Supreme Court in these volumes. . 3 original tipped-in silver gelatin photographs in 1st Volume. Photographs: "Defendant's Ex. 1", "Defendant's Ex. 2", and "Defendant's Ex. 3" of workers near scene of the crime with small notes "Break" with an arrow detailing exact area in which Corinne Wright sustained injuries next to each photo [each photo with a differing perspective].

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        FAIRY TALES

      Published by Brentano's Published by Brentano's, 1916. 1st US edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Clarke, Harry. Very good condition with no wrapper. Recent beautiful calf binding with gilt titles and decoration, oval onlay to front cover. Binding by Cottage Bindery, Bath. 16 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 319 pages, top edge gilt. Covers are very slightly dust(?) stained. Foxing and some fingering to contents but generally clean. Contained in a dark brown slipcase. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Willa Sibert Cather") to Miss Edith Brewster Evans, Green Tree Farm, Clementon, N. J., regarding a copy of APRIL TWILIGHTS which Evans requested

      Red Cloud, Nebraska, november 4, 1916. 12mo. 2 pages on a single folded sheet, in ink, on her "Number Five Bank Street" stationery. Fine, with the original envelope addressed by Cather, and postmarked Nov 5, from Red Cloud . AN IMPORTANT AND REVEALING LETTER CONCERNING APRIL TWILIGHTS. The text reads in full: "My Dear Miss Evans, I have written to a friend who is occupying my apartment in New York, asking her to mail you a copy of the book you are good enough to desire. I bought up all the copies of April Twilights eight years ago, and it is not now on the market. If the book does not reach you, will you be good enough to write me at my N.Y. address, and I will send it to you myself when I return to Banks Street at the end of this month. Very cordially yours, Willa Sibert Cather." [With:] APRIL TWILIGHTS. Richard G. Badger/ The Gorham Press. 1903. FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Original drab boards, printed paper labels on front cover and spine with the recipient's ownership inscription, "Edith B. Evans" written on the front flyleaf. FINE COPY. Also present is the front portion of the wrapping paper used to send the book, addressed in a different hand, presumably that of Edith Lewis, Cather's life partner, to the same New Jersey address, and bearing Cather's Bank Street return address. The sum of these articles gives us a very important insight which is contrary to the conventional wisdom regarding Cather's handling of April Twilights. It is commonly stated that after buying up all the copies in 1908, she destroyed them. This book and letter are proof that she did not destroy all the copies. In fact, 13 years after its publication, she seems to have had enough regard for the work that she was willing to send copies out on request. This is a fascinating and historic letter, which sheds new light on Cather and her first published book. The letter, the mailing envelope, the mailing wrapper for the book and the copy of the book itself which Cather had sent to Miss Evans is a revealing story. They are offered here as a group

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The World Crisis, 1916-1918, Volumes I & II, immaculate jacketed first editions in the very rare publisher's slipcase

      We are pleased to offer Churchill collectors a spectacular, jacketed U.S. first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes of Churchill's The World Crisis in the extravagantly rare original publisher's slipcase. The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. The U.S. is the true first edition, as U.S. Volume I publication preceded the British. Both the U.S. and British editions were originally published as six individual books between 1923 and 1931. Today, jacketed first editions are remarkably scarce - jacketed U.S. editions even more so. Perhaps most scarce is the original U.S. publisher's slipcase for the 1916-1918 first editions; Charles Scribner's Sons originally issued the two 1916-1918 volumes as a boxed set. The cardboard slipcase bears three pasted labels. A large, 8.25 x 5.75 inch label printed dark red on ivory on the right side of the slipcase bears an extensive blurb about Churchill and the work. A smaller label on the upper spine of the slipcase, likewise printed dark red on ivory, measures 4 x 3.25 inches and bears the title, author, and publisher. A bright orange label on the lower portion of the slipcase spine measuring 3.75 x 3 inches bears black ink print advertising Churchill's preceding World Crisis volumes. These original slipcases are almost never seen. We know of no other dealer who has offered a slipcased set. Here is an absolutely pristine, as new first edition set of the 1916-1918 volumes in fine dust jackets, housed in the original publisher's slipcase. The books themselves are as-new. The bindings are immaculate and improbably bright, with absolutely no wear or flaws to report. The contents are likewise pristine - unreservedly crisp, bright, and clean. The books are clearly unread and appear in virtually the same condition as when they were issued in 1927. We note only a tiny Boston bookseller sticker on the lower left ffep of each volume. The dust jackets are truly fine examples. Both are unclipped, retaining the "$10.00 Two Volumes" price on the front flap. Both jackets are entirely complete with no losses. Trivial flaws are limited to slight toning to the jacket spines, a hint of wear at the spine ends, and a faint one inch scratch to the Volume II lower spine (but no tear). We have fitted both dust jackets with removable, archival quality clear covers. The original publisher's slipcase has done its job protecting the spectacular books and dust jackets within, but has born some expected age and wear in the process. Nonetheless, the slipcase is entirely complete and still in one piece, with all three publisher's labels fully intact. Six of the eight seams are intact; only the short upper and lower horizontal seams at the back of the slipcase are split. There is wear at the opening edges, fraying at the split upper and lower rear seams, and light overall soiling. The slipcase is original and unrestored, but the seam splits are easily repaired with archival tape, at which point the slipcase will regain structural integrity. This beautiful slipcased set is a rare prize for collectors and about as early in the canon as a Churchill collector seeking jacketed first editions can reasonably expect to go. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(III-1&2).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.104.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. First edition, first printing, journal issue.. A fine copy in unrestored wrappers, as it originally appeared in the May issue of Annalen der Physik. Grolier/Horblit 26c; Norman 695; PMM 408; Weil 80.<br/><br/> & There are three different issues of this famous paper (which are often confused): <br/><br/>& 1. AUTHOR&#146;S PRESENTATION ISSUE. This was paginated 769-822, and carried no heading above the title of Einstein&#146;s paper; it was issued in light brown printed wrappers, with the upper wrapper headed: <i>A. Einstein. Überrreicht vom Verfasser</i>, and also printed: <i>Seperat-Abdruck aus den Annalen der Physik. Vierte Folge. Band 49. 1916.</i>, between the title and the imprint. This issue was thus printed from the same setting of type as the published number of the journal, but before the editors had settled the final composition of number 7. This issue is the rarest of all and was unknown to Einstein&#146;s bibliographer E. Weil. <br/><br/>& 2. JOURNAL ISSUE. This was paginated [769]-880, with the heading <i>1916. No 7. Annalen der Physik. Vierte Folge. Band 49.</i> above the title of Einstein&#146;s paper, which occupies pages [769]-822; it was in tan printed wrappers dated 11 May 1916, with six pages of advertisements bound in. This is the issue described by Grolier/Horblit 26c, Horblit sale 337, <i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i> 408, and Weil 80. <br/><br/>& 3. PUBLISHED OFFPRINT ISSUE. This was paginated [1]-64 and given the same heading as the journal issue, but otherwise printed from the same setting as the other issues; it was larger than the author&#146;s presentation issue above, and issued in printed wrappers without the presentation heading of the first issue. This was published for separate sale, presumably in or shortly after May 1916; it is the commonest issue on the market. This is the issue described by Honeyman sale 936 and Weil 80a. <br/><br/>& & 8vo (223 x 147 mm), original printed wrappers, some light pencil annotations to the front wrapper, tiny closed tear to the bottom margin, light damp stain to the lower left corner of the front wrapper, spine strip with some relatively light wear, but original (which is often not the case as often wrapper issues are in reality extracts of anual volumes which have been assembled with the wrappers later and then had the spine strip renwed in facsimiles). In all a very fine and unmarked copy in its original state, very rare.

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        Zur Quantentheorie der Strahlung [On the Quantum Theory of Radiation]

      Leipzig: S. Hirzel. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First printing in Physikalische Zeitschrift, the first formal journal publication and likely the first obtainable printing (following the very rare 1916 appearance in Mitteilungen der Physikalischen Gesellschaft Zurich) of Einstein&#39;s development of his derivation of Planck&#39;s law and the theoretical basis for the laser. Weil *91 (this printing). "Einstein used Bohr&#39;s model as the foundation for a series of papers in 1916, the most important of which, &#39;On the Quantum Theory of Radiation,&#39; was also formally published in a journal in 1917 [Physikalische Zeitschrift]. Einstein began with a thought experiment in which a chamber is filled with a cloud of atoms. They are being bathed by light (or any form of electromagnetic radiation). Einstein then combined Bohr&#39;s model of the atom with Max Planck&#39;s theory of the quanta. If each change in an electron orbit correspond to the absorption or emission of one light quantum, then--presto!--it resulted in a new and better way to derive Planck&#39;s formula for explaining blackbody radiation. As Einstein boasted to Michele Besso, &#39;A brilliant idea dawned on me about radiation absorption and emission. It will interest you. An astonishingly simple derivation, I should sway the derivation of Planck&#39;s formula. A thoroughly quantized affair.&#39; "Atoms emit radiation in a spontaneous fashion, but Einstein theorized that this process could also be stimulated... This process of stimulated emission would, almost forty years later, be the basis for the invention of the laser, an acronym for &#39;light amplification stimulated by emission of radiation&#39;" (Isaacson, Einstein). IN: Physikalische Zeitschrift, Vol. 18, pp. 121-128. Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1917. Early three-quarter cloth over contemporary marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Whole volume (1917) offered. Light wear to binding, otherwise fine. Weil *91.

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        Fruit-Gathering [Signed, Jack Palance&#39;s copy]

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Very Near Fine copy of the first UK edition, first printing (gentle pushing and light rubbing at spine ends, light bumps and minor rubbing to board corners), in a Very Good + example of the rarely seen dust jacket (spine darkened and with a touch of chipping at each end, small chip to the top of the front panel near the flap fold, some light toning and minor pushing), SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE on the title page with decorative accents drawn by him both beside and beneath his signature. [This is the true first edition of these poems printed together in book form, not to be confused with the later issue of the work coupled with Tagore&#39;s "Gitanjali" in "Gitanjali and Fruit-Gathering" (1918). The book does not correspond to any particular volume of Tagore&#39;s Poetry as published in the original Bengali.] This is presumably an unread copy with portions of the gatherings uncut at the top. Rabindranath Tagore won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West". (Tagore was fluent both in Bengali and in English. A close friend of Gandhi&#39;s -- each man admired the other greatly -- he also was knighted by the British in 1915, and, though he resisted the use of titles and distinguishing classifications, he is named as "Sir" Rabindranath Tagore on this book&#39;s dust jacket and title page, a designation presumably used by the Publisher to increase sales in class-conscious Britain. (Tagore later resigned his knighthood in protest of British policies in India.) Though he supported Indian independence, he urged the Indian people not to view themselves as victims of the British, seeing instead British rule as a "political symptom of our social disease", urging not outright revolution but rather advising the people to engage in self-help and education that would ultimately produce a capable and independent nation. Interestingly, it was Tagore who popularized "Mahatma" (or "Great Soul") as a description of Gandhi.) Significantly, Tagore was the first non-European to win the Prize. A polymath, he wrote novels, essays, short stories, travelogues, and dramas, as well as over two thousand songs for which he wrote both the lyric and the music. The first edition of Fruit-Gathering, offered here, is rather uncommon and copies in the dust jacket are like hen&#39;s teeth. Signed copies of Tagore&#39;s works in English translation also are quite uncommon. Thus, copies of the first edition of Fruit-Gathering in the dust jacket and signed by Rabindranath Tagore, as is offered here, are RARE. [Having an excellent Provenance, this copy belonged to the actor Jack Palance and carries the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the rear pastedown.] A Near Fine copy of a quite scarce book, SIGNED BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE. RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        De boekhandel te Amsterdam, voornamelijk in de 17e eeuw. Biographische en geschiedkundige aanteekeningen.

      's-Grv., Nijhoff, 1914-1916. - 2 dln. VII+1745 pp. Namen- en titellijst, reg. Gebonden. Half linnen met gemarmerde platten. Goed ex. (Ex-libris op binnenzijde vooplatten). Bijdragen tot de Geschiedenis van den Ned.Boekhandel, X.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Bode").

      [Berlin], 6. IV. 1916. - 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An einen Herrn Hauptmann: "Sehr vielen Dank für die freundliche Mitteilung, die uns die Hoffnung gibt, daß Sie schließlich doch zum Ziele kommen! Es scheint mir ganz richtig, daß Sie Sr. D[ur]chl[au]cht nicht gleich den ganzen Preis, den wir anlegen würden, gasagt haben, sondern sich noch eine kleine Reserve aufgespart haben. Wenn Sie bei weiterer Besprechung mit dem Fürsten es für aussichtsvoll halten sollten, zu einem raschen Abschluss zu kommen, so würde ich Ihnen soofrt Hrn. Direktor Demmler schicken können, der die Zahlung und Übernahme der Figur ev. gleich erledigen könnte [.]". - Wilhelm von Bode war seit 1883 Direktor der von ihm begründeten Skulpturensammlung, von 1890 an auch Direktor der Gemäldegalerie an den Kgl. Museen zu Berlin. "Durch umfassende Ankaufstätigkeit, Gründung neuer Abteilungen und Errichtung von Museumsneubauten (u. a. Dahlem, Pergamon-Museum) verschaffte Bode den Berliner Museen Weltniveau. Seine Schriften befaßten sich u. a. mit der italienischen und deutschen Renaissance (&#130;Die Kunst der Frührenaissance in Italien', 1923) sowie der niederländischen Malerei des 17.Jahrhunderts" (DBE). - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Vignette der Kgl. Museen zu Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Il dilettante legatore di libri. Con brevi cenni storici. 2a edizione ampliata e corretta.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1916, 16mo leg. orig. cart. cop. ill. (con unghie) pp. XII-258 con 109 fig. n.t. + 27 tav. (2 a col.) in nero f.t. Stato di nuovo.

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        A catechism of the Catholic religion : translated into the Choctaw language

      [Washington, D.C. : National Capital Press, c.1916] - Description: 200 p. : illus. ; 15 cm. Subjects: Choctaw language -- Texts. Summary: Printed in English and Choctaw on opposite pages. After a few initial pages of prayers, proceeds to the familiar question-and-answer format, addressing issues of baptism, confession, commandments, the last judgment, etc. Translated by William H. Ketcham. Added title page reads: Kiahlik Iksa Nana-Aiyimmika I Katikisma Chahta Anumpa Isht A Toshowa Hoke. Front cover title: Kiahlik Iksa Nana-Aiyimmika I Katikisma. Very good copy in the original title-printed red cloth. Slight dulling and rubbing to spine and panels edges, with some water-staining evident to front panel, endpapers and prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 200 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scorcio delle Dolomiti.

      1916 - Incisione firmata a matita in basso a destra. esemplare n. 32/100. Formato: Acquaforte a colori di cm 37x30. Buono, ordinari segni del tempo.

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        Elves & Fairies

      Lothian 1916 - Original blue cloth with gilt illustration. Worn edges. cover page is missing from the book. It starts with the title page, followed by the copyright page. Page 38 has a tear, which been repaired. Otherwise clean copy. Very rare 1st edition. Illustrated. Please see uploaded pictures. If you have any question please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        YOSEMITE TRANSPORTATION CO. SUPREME COURT CASE ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. Yosemite Transportation Company vs. W. H. Wright and Corinne K. Wright. [Cases: S. F. 8158 & S. F. 8159]. 4 vols.

      James H. Barry Co.,, San Francisco: 1916 - 3 original tipped-in silver gelatin photographs in 1st Volume. Photographs: "Defendant's Ex. 1", "Defendant's Ex. 2", and "Defendant's Ex. 3" of workers near scene of the crime with small notes "Break" with an arrow detailing exact area in which Corinne Wright sustained injuries next to each photo [each photo with a differing perspective]. On July 10, 1910, a driver on the Yosemite Transportation 12 Passenger Stage Coach instructed his passengers to "JUMP" on passing two Indians drawing pack horses. One of his 11 passengers, an artist named Corinne Wright, sustained injuries in the fall. The photo illustrations in Vol. 1 detail the area in which Mrs. Wright was injured. The case, originally heard in the Mariposa County Supreme Court, is appealed to the California Supreme Court in these volumes. Minor shelfwear to each volume, spine cracking on Vol. 1. "Law Library" and "FILED By GRANT TAYLOR, CLERK" stamps adorn the covers of each volume, with coinciding dates ranging from "Jan 4 - 1917" to "Nov 4- 1918". A VG copy. Brown printed paper wrappers (Vol. 3 beige) with black lettering to covers of all 4 vols. 8vo. 10" x 7". 1st edition. Vol. 1- 185 [2] pp., Vol. 2- 68 [2] pp., Vol. 3- 36 pp., Vol. 4- 21 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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.

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        A Gift to the State: the National Stud

      Edinburgh T & A Constable 1916. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex-lib usual stamps. Cover rubbed Limited Edition (Standard edition - 300) Cloth cover with gilt stamping 235pp :: 21 tipped-in plates and numerous woodcuts :: 350mm x 270mm (14" x 11")

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        ART IN AUSTRALIA: FIRST SERIES, Complete in Eleven Issues.

      - Edited by Sydney Ure Smith, Bertram Stevens, & C. Lloyd Jones. Eleven Issues, complete, ranging from 68 to 40 pages (including plates and pictorial advertisements), illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (including numerous hand-tipped plates), decorations and initials printed in various single colours; small cr. 4to; pictorial paper wrappers, occasionally slightly soiled, edges and backstrips generally lightly chipped and/or split (particularly the backstrips of Nos. 4 & 5); hinges occasionally starting, No. 5 lacking upper free endpaper, portion torn from top edge of upper free endpaper and contents page No. 9, a couple of small surface chips to two pages in No. 4, scattered light foxing, slight soiling, and occasional minor wear & tear; Angus & Robertson/Art in Australia, Sydney, 1916-1921. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        YOSEMITE TRANSPORTATION CO. SUPREME COURT CASE ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. Yosemite Transportation Company vs. W. H. Wright and Corinne K. Wright. [Cases: S. F. 8158 & S. F. 8159]. 4 vols

      San Francisco:: James H. Barry Co.,. 1916.. 8vo. 10" x 7". 1st edition. Vol. 1- 185 [2] pp., Vol. 2- 68 [2] pp., Vol. 3- 36 pp., Vol. 4- 21 pp.. Brown printed paper wrappers (Vol. 3 beige) with black lettering to covers of all 4 vols.. Minor shelfwear to each volume, spine cracking on Vol. 1. "Law. Library" and "FILED By GRANT TAYLOR, CLERK" stamps adorn the covers. of each volume, with coinciding dates ranging from "Jan 4 - 1917" to. "Nov 4- 1918". A VG copy.. On July 10, 1910, a driver on the Yosemite Transportation 12 Passenger Stage Coach instructed his passengers to "JUMP" on passing two Indians drawing pack horses. One of his 11 passengers, an artist named Corinne Wright, sustained injuries in the fall. The photo illustrations in Vol. 1 detail the area in which Mrs. Wright was injured. The case, originally heard in the Mariposa County Supreme Court, is appealed to the California Supreme Court in these volumes. . 3 original tipped-in silver gelatin photographs in 1st Volume. Photographs: "Defendant&#39;s Ex. 1", "Defendant&#39;s Ex. 2", and "Defendant&#39;s Ex. 3" of workers near scene of the crime with small notes "Break" with an arrow detailing exact area in which Corinne Wright sustained injuries next to each photo [each photo with a differing perspective].

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        L?arte dei rumori.

      Milano, Edizioni futuriste di Poesia, 1916. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Russolo fu, con Balilla Pratella, il musicista del gruppo futurista; teorizzò ?l?arte dei rumori? ed inventò un nuovo strumento ?l?Intonarumori?. In 8vo; copertina originale; un ritratto, foto dell?Intonarumori, pp. 92, (4). Axs

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        Eight Poems. Limited Edition

      London The Poetry Book Shop 1916. 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) 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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        A virtually complete collection of fine First Editions of the works by Nordhoff and Hall

      Various publishers 1916-1966 Various sizes most bound in cloth most in publisher?s dust jackets Nordhoff and Hall ? their names breathe of the South Seas in fiction and in fact. Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947) was born in England of American parents, raised in southern California, and educated at Stanford and Harvard Universities. He drove an ambulance in France in 1916 and later joined the Escadrille Lafayette, an event which led to meeting fellow aviator James Norman Hall. Disenchanted with the postwar world, in 1920 the two writers moved to the tropical island of Tahiti. There they remained residents for many years. The most famous of their collaborations was a trilogy based on factual records: Mutiny on the Bounty (1932), Men Against the Sea (1934) and Pitcairn's Island (1934). The co authors also wrote The Lafayette Flying Corps (1920), Faery Lands of the South Seas (1921), Falcons of France (1929), The Hurricane (1936), The Dark River (1938), Botany Bay (1941), Men Without Country (1942) and High Barbaree (1945). According to the Dictionary of American Biography, "it was Nordhoff who provided the narrative pace and the action-reaction pattern of character on character, and it was Hall who caught the exact descriptive detail and whose deep philosophic introspection gave moments of pause and reflection". Also contained in the collection is a prophetic letter dated December 24th, 1919, Colfax, Iowa, to Mr. James B. Pond, signed ?James N. Hall?. Octavo, 19 lines. Hall writes Pond to thank him ?for insisting that I see it through? referring to the lecture tour Hall had just completed, which Pond had arranged for him. He goes on ?My friend Nordhoff and I are starting for Tahiti, in the Society Islands, early in January. We expect to be gone for at least a year, and mean to have all sorts of wierd [sic] adventures before we return?. This collection is especially notable for the generally excellent condition of the books, including a number of inscribed or signed copies, most in their rare dust jackets. A complete check list of the 57 titles contained in the collection is available upon request. For sale as a collection Generally in fine condition

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        The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment: One Hundred Cartoons. Descriptive notes by E. Garnett. Appreciation by H. Perry Robinson

      London The Fine Art Society Ltd 1916. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Leather titles on spine scuffed and worn. Cover bumped and grubbed. Pages uncut. Slight browning to page edges. Teg Limited Edition Cream cloth spine and corners on marbled boards 100pp + plates :: 100 tipped in colour plates :: 460mm x 360mm (18" x 14") :: One of 1050 copies of which only 1000 where for sale

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        TALES OF THE PAMPAS

      New York: Knopf 1916. New York: Knopf, 1916.. Green cloth, lettered in pale red. Bookplate shadow on pastedown,some rubbing to corners, light soiling to lower board and front free endsheets, otherwise very good. First edition thus, being the text of EL OMBÚ amplified by two additional pieces published for the first time in book form. An association copy of the first order, inscribed by Hudson: "To Mrs. Knopf with greetings from W.H. Hudson Nov. 9, 1916." Blanche Knopf served as Vice- President of the then newly established publishing firm, and was particularly influential in bringing to its list the large field of British, Continental and Latin American writers that so distinguished the firm's history. Formal publication took place on 13 October, and because of geography, not a book commonly found inscribed by Hudson. PAYNE A33a.

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        Marion Morehouse

      Undated. A stylized portrait by Cummings of Marion Morehouse, renowned New York model and Cummings&#39; third wife -- and a frequent subject of the artist&#39;s work. Cummings, one of the best-loved American poets of the 20th century, was also a prolific visual artist: he considered writing and painting to be his "twin obsessions," and he exhibited his work in the annual Society of Independent Artists shows from 1916-1927 and was the art editor of the Dial magazine, the pre-eminent Modernist literary journal in the U.S., in the 1920s. In 1933 he published a book of his artwork in a limited edition. Called CIOPW, it took its title from the media he used in his art: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil and watercolors. In his early years he emphasized abstract painting; from the 1930s on he tended toward representational images, albeit with a range of inventive palettes, as this painting shows, and which some have compared to his inventiveness with words and poetic forms and structures. 9" x 11-1/4", oil on cardboard. In fact, this is painted on the underside of the top of a box that held typewriter paper -- a linking of his twin obsessions. Edges a bit chipped, with a couple of creases but very good condition overall. .

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

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

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        LINCOLN'S ELLSWORTH LETTER

      n.p. New York: n.p.. 1916. 8vo., paper covered boards. unpaginated.. Limited to 250 copies. Printed by the Quill Club New York on the occasion of its 1916 Lincoln meeting. Forward by Meserve. With two photos, one of Lincoln and one of Ellsworth, printed from the original negatives. Three page facsimile of the letter of condolence from Lincoln to the parents of Ellsworth. Chipping with minor paper loss to head and tail of spine. Some rubbing to covers at corners. Slight cracking of inside hinges. Offsetting to title page from one of the photos. .

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        Over the Brazier

      London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1916 In its original grey paper wraps with an image in black and blue ink with the title in black ink, corners scuffed slightly, tiny chips to L edge. Second Impression stamped to upper cover corner. Internally NO inscriptions, covers are adverts, light foxing to title page, [5], 6-32 pp. Cover designed by C Lovat Fraser. An excellent copy of a rare book, untouched. Wonderful! 26 poems. Reprint of the 1916 ed. published by the Poetry Bookshop, London. Graves, Robert von Ranke, poet and novelist, whose wartime experiences&mdash;during the battle of the Somme in 1916 he was so badly wounded in the lung that he was left for dead and was later able to read his own obituary in The Times&mdash;had a major impact upon his poetry, especially when combined with the thoroughgoing criticism which he had received from Edward Marsh, the editor of successive volumes of Georgian Poetry. In 1916 an impressive first volume of Graves&#39;s poems appeared, entitled Over the Brazier. See ODNB.

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        Chicago Poems

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

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

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.

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

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

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

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        Reineke Fuchs.

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

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

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

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        Die Historische Ausstellung zur Jahrhundertfeier der Freiheitskriege Breslau 1913 im Auftrage der Königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt Breslau

      Selbstverlag der Stadt Breslau Breslau: Selbstverlag der Stadt Breslau, 1916. Hardcover. fair. Folio. 76pp., 100 plates with tissue guards. 76 pp. text section bound separately at front describing each plate in its own paragraph and with images, as well. Centenary edition commemorating 100th anniversary of the 1813-1815 War. More than 100 individual portraits in gravure accompanying 50 reproductions in the text block that show the interior of the exhibition's installation rooms. The exhibition hall was built by the architect Hans Poelzig and this was the inaugural exhibition. Blue cloth binding. Photographs by Götz. 6" x 9" prints appear in photogravure after photographs, heliogravure, lithographs, and color offset lithographs. Ex-libris with bookplate at front. Original blue cloth folio split, with flaps laid in. Cover frayed and worn along edges. Cover split. Binding in fair, interior in very good condition.

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        Burning Wheel

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

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

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

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        Ednund Dulac's Fairy Book

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

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        The Voyages of the 'Morning'

      Smith Elder London:: Smith Elder,. 1916.. Hardcover. Small 8vo, 224 pp, b&w plates throughout & fold. map at back. Rebacked with original green cloth laid down at blue spine; label removed from front board with discoloration; internally, new end papers; folding map slightly ruffled at edges; good +. The 'Morning" was a relief ship to Scott's 'Discovery' 1902-04 and includes a first hand account of the discovery of Scott Island and the first landing on Beaufort Island. Rosove 96.A1. Oddly, not in Spence. A difficult item to obtain, in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        The Border Legion

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers. 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by the author, "To Ellwroth Grey from his brother Zane Grey" at fly leaf. 1916, First edition. 365 pp. Hardcover, green cloth, 8vo., gilt title and illustrations. Tissue-covered color frontis + 3 b&w plates. Very Good copy, no dust jacket. Small puncture to spine and front hinge. Else, covers show light edgewear; fading at spine. Light foxing to tissue, else, contents clean with unmarked text. Book protected in mylar sleeve. Laid-in bookmark from the publisher of a portrait of Grey with advertisements for books by Tarkington and Turnbull on back. Also laid-in is a small card signed by what appears to be a third member of the Grey family. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Carmen.

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

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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