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        Lietopisets v litsakh o Tevtonstei brani na Sloveni [Chronicle with images of the Teutonic war on Slavic land], books 1 and 2 (of three published)

      Lit. Ia. P. Pavlovoi and Tipo-lit Sh. Bussel (F. G. Shilov), Petrograd 1916 - Octavos (22 × 14 and 23.5 × 19.5 cm). Original sewn lithographed self-wrappers; printed on thick laid paper; 16 pp. each. Lithographed text and images throughout. The first pamphlet with the author's gift inscription to the front wrapper. Pre-revolutionary private ink shelfmark; else very good. First two parts of this humorous imitation of an Old Russian manuscript chronicle, about how the German enemy has brought bloodshed and suffering to the Slavic lands, produced in a small print run during the first months of World War I. Both pamphlets contain lithographically reproduced text and satirical images, such as depictions of German women, Kaiser Wilhelm, but also numerous head- and tailpieces, in imitation of Orthodox manuscripts. The author, historian, collector, and publisher Vasilii Ivanovich Uspenskii, is perhaps better known for producing a suite of 103 anti-German popular prints entitled "Pictures of the Russian War with the Germans," which likewise imitated early Russian folkloric style. In some copies, the vignettes and head pieces were colored. Lacking the third issue; the first issue appears to be the second edition ("Vtorym Tipom izdadesia"). Colored copies are occasionally seen in the trade. A scarce example of popular anti-German writing, which draws both on the tradition of the lubok and of the Russian medieval chronicle; especially uncommon signed. See Shilov, Zapiski starogo knizhnika, p. 111. In libraries, KVK and OCLC show complete sets at Harvard, Holy Trinity Seminary, Hoover, and the University of Kansas. Princeton holds a copy of the second pamphlet. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        WWI Manuscript Journal recording the exploits of HMS Doris in the Dardanelles in April 1915, as recorded by H. J. Bowden, Stoker

      1916. Bowden, a stoker in the British Navy, used this journal, a re-purposed "Day Book of Engineers' Stores," to record his service off the Egyptian, Turkish and Syrian coasts, in the Dardanelles, and off the coast of Bulgaria during the First World War, with near daily entries between August 1, 1914 and March 26, 1916, aboard the HMS Doris. The Imperial War Museum holds a diary of Captain Twigg of the HMS Doris, where it states that their first action was on 25 April 1915 when she bombarded forts around Bulair. "On 26 April, together with HMS Triumph, Doris shelled the area around Gaba Tepe in support of Australian troops."* Bowden's journal adds another perspective to the information from Captain Twigg. He is quite specific about which ships wee involved in the various actions, what kind of shells were used in bombardments and later tells of the drowning death of his brother, who was in the British Army, and the subsequent torpedoing of his ship. "April 25th- Trawlers sweep Channell (sic) Doris, Canopus, 11 transports following up behind formed up by the Dartmouth Kennett (?) x we proceeded with Dartmouth to bombard Buliar Lines 5.40am commenced bombarding Forts Napoleon and Sultan x completely demolish them 6.15 directed our fire on trenches x entanglements 7/45 again bombarded forts seaplane went up to reconnoiter (sic) when she returned she reported no sign of guns in either fort but observed Turkish Ships on her way in Dardanelles. Also small camp one mile east of Buliar no troops could be seen observed horses bombarded them x hoisted seaplane aboard. 26th Order Trawlers to go on sweeping received orders to support Triumph at Gaba Tepe. On arrival we were ordered to assist Minerva in covering landing of Troops. The Ships taking part in it were Queen London P. Wales Canopus Majestic, Ba xxxxk, Minerva, Doris, Talbot. Triumph Queen Lizzie. The shells were bursting all over the Hills it was a grand sight x awful in its Grandeur to see the enemy x their horses x sometimes their guns being blown sky High. 27th The bombardment had Continued all night we hoisted out our seaplane to try and locate the position of the enemy big guns whose shells were falling alround (sic) the Ships We were compelled to shift our Berth as the shell were dropping to (sic) close to our Ships to be pleasant Seaplane returned and reported Turkish Ships Goeben x Toorgoat Reis (sic,Turgut Reis) firing from the Dardanelles Fleet continued to bombard the Hills observed the enemy in Large force coming over the Hills as reinforcements so we opened fire on these assisted by the Baccante (sic) x Minerva Triumph we were ordered to increase volume of fire several 11 in Shell fell in the Harbour close to Several of our Ships x Shrapnell (sic) and were bursting alround (sic)us at 9:30 pm we Lighted the Slopes of the beach by searchlights Fierce fighting could be seen from the Ship. 28th - records the congratulatory message from the General to the officers of the Fleet 29th Observed Turk on beach waving white flag so we sent in a boat to bring him aboard Observed enemy coming over hills in large forces opened fire on them ordered to increase fire assisted by majestic Canopus Bacchante x Minerva HMS Queen proceeded to sea to bury the 10 transports arrived with the Naval Divisions We received orders to increase fire at shore Batteries Switched on Searchlights to illuminate the Slopes Fierce fighting could be seen yet curious to relate amid the rain of Shrapnel some of the troops could be seen bathing as if there were nothing doing. " (p. 18a, b & c) Herbert H. J. Bowden (b. October 1884, Kingskerwell, Kingskerswell, Devonshire, UK, d. 9 Jun 1953, Torbay, Devonshire, UK) was the son of Louitene Hingston (1845-1926) & Charles Bowden (1840- ). He is recorded in the 1891 Census as a 6 year old living with his family in the place of his birth, Kingskerswell, Devon. His wife was possibly Sarah Rosina Treloar. The1911 Census lists a Herbert Bowen, age 31, married, born in Tiverton, Devon, residing in Woolwich (Navy) E Supply Company A S E as a baker. There is also an H. J. Bowen listed in UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920, 2nd lieutenant, British War Medal and Victory Medal, Lincolnshire Regiment. Herbert H. J. Bowden is listed in UK records as having died 9 June 1953 at Torbay hospital. His will was probated in Torquay, his effects L 3970 10 s. 10d. The HMS Doris was an Eclipse Class Light Cruiser. In August 1914, when Bowden's journal begins, she was part of the 11th Cruiser Squadron, performing trade protection patrols west of Ireland. In November 1914, the Doris was detached from the 11th Cruiser Squadron and sent to Egypt equipped with a seaplane to conduct an aerial reconnaissance of the Turkish positions at Beersheba. In December she was part of the force available to Admiral Peirse for the purpose of disrupting Turkish communications off the Syrian Coast. Then, under Captain Larken, the Doris attacked Turkish forces at Askalon, carried out a reconnaissance of Haifa and Jaffa, then landed a party four miles south of Sidon, cutting the telegraph to Damascus. Captain Larken and the crew of the Doris were active at Alexandretta beginning December 18, dropping a landing party north of the city, cutting both the railway and the telegraph. Bowden's journal records all this in great detail, including the tense standoff with the Turks at Alexandretta, first-hand accounts of raiding parties on shore, shelling enemy trenches, destroying rail lines and stations, fighting enemy submarines, capturing prisoners, sending out seaplanes for reconnaissance missions, landing spies, etc. According to an article by Edward J. Erickson entitled "Capt. Larken and the Turks: The Strategic Impact of the Operations of HMS Doris in Early 1915," [Routledge: 2014], these spying and intelligence gathering activities "were most likely the actual reason for the Doris' operations along the coast in late 1914 and early 1915." Its January 1915 log book remained classified 'confidential' and closed to access until 1966. The Doris saw their first action supporting the ANZAC troops at the Gallipoli Landing April 25th through 27th, 1915. "HMS Doris 1914-1918" has a presence on Facebook, and they were active in recording the action the ship saw for the 100th anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli. On April 24th, the HMS Doris was involved with a feint off Bulair, but feel frustration that they are not involved in the main attack. Lt. Twigg reports 'There is an enormous amount of wire entanglements & trenches at Bulair. Sent up hydroplane, unmolested... Anxiously await news of main landing, I heard faint guns in early morning!" On late evening 25 April, the crew are "ordered south to join the 2nd Squadron and support the landings at Anzac Cove, where the situation is becoming desperate. On the way, HMS Dartmouth is to head to Gaba Tepe to support the troops ashore there. The rest of the squadron are to enter the Cove, with HMS Doris joining HMS Triumph, and Grant's own HMS Canopus joining HMS Majestic." ** In August 1915, the Doris took some 2500 soldiers on board, the majority from the Warwickshires Yeomanry, with orders to deliver them to the Gallipoli Peninsula. In November, they were awaiting orders to fetch troops from Anzac and Suvla. In January 1916, they assisted with the final evacuations from Gallipoli which, Bowden notes tersely "the troops were preparing to leave in the hands of the Turks." The ANZAC troops retreating from Gallipoli escaped largely unharmed, due to a brilliantly conceived plan which disguised their departure with the random firing of guns which lead the Turks to believe their adversaries were present. In fact, the guns were controlled by a water drip system, and the troops had retreated to safety. Bowden and the men of the Doris received their first leave since the war commenced in May 1916. He returned home to Devonport, near Plymouth, for three weeks to see his wife and to re-qualify for work on oil engines. He passed the exam and proceeded back to Mudros on a ship carrying the Admiral "no doubt they knew it by wire we had no less than 4 Torpedo fired at us during the Journey." He joined the Monitor 19, with orders to proceed to South of Greece submarine hunting. "... proceeded to the little Island called Stavros which was to be our Base to cover the Troops when advancing over the Bulgarian Lines. I had a Brother in the Army there in the Camp so I felt more at home as I used to see him as often as possible and him same but we had to do a Cruise around the Island for to Protect the Armenian and the English people ... " While there, he and some friends were teaching his brother and friends to swim. They were ordered to suppress rioting between Turks and Greeks, and he received the news that his brother drowned. Shortly thereafter, the "message come for 2 Stokers to man Submarine Destroyer of course I happened to be one of the unlucky 2 We proceed to a to relieve the other boat... we sighted a Submarine we fired and down he went and up come another and give us a torpedo the other side and down we went but thank God we were all saved 15 to the Crew and we where(sic) left in the open Sea for 15 Hours but we where (sic) all in good Spirits we had a good rest on some of the wreckage that was floating we where (sic) waiting to be taken prisoners by the Submarine but no he dipped and got away and left us the Dirty Coward..." Eventually they were saved. The diary ends with the end of Bowden's service in April 1917. It is signed at the end : "With Thanks from your Humble (?)" Cloth-backed marbled boards. 4to. 103pp., approx. 27,000 words. Some wear to covers, final two leaves detached, but all entries legible. Housed in a custom pale blue cloth slipcase with a paper label. A lengthy addition the history of the British and ANZACs in WWI, with the stories from this sailor's point of view, an important and candid WWI naval journal. * Imperial War Museum, diaries of Captain A G D Twigg, RN. **Facebook, "HMS Doris 1914-1918, April 25, 2015 entry.

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        L'Echo des Tranchees.

      1916 - Journal du 17e Territorial. Roneographed newspaper. Folio. 4pp. Some darkening to lower portion of first page. Verdun, 1 April, Rare. OCLC lists copies only at the BNF and IWM. Printed in an edition of 150 copies, the paper is the usual jumble of jokes, songs, citations and promotions. Dated 1 April 1916, this issue appeared during the second phase of the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of WWI, in which the 17th participated. It also fought at the Battle of Artois in October 1914. Both battles featured on the regiment's flag. From the outset of hostilities, the French began producing newspapers in the trenches. In part they provided an immediate service as a way to disseminate information and a boost to morale, but they were also a reaction to the national press. The 17th were no different in this respect, the first issue of L'echo des Tranchees was printed on 30 November 1914. These publications were not meant for distribution beyond the trenches themselves, they were also produced by front-line soldiers, rather than officers, and so provide a fascinating insight into the morale and mindset of those soldiers at war. This issue was printed before censorship controls were brought into effect. As a result of mutinies in 1917, General Petain ordered a stricter control of content. L'echo des Tranchees ran until at least May 1917. WWI historian Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau estimates that over 400 separate publications were produced by French soldiers in the trenches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Intelligence Notes on British & German East Africa prepared by the Intelligence Dept., British East Africa, March, 1916.

      1916 - Second edition. Small 8vo. Some foxing and browning, otherwise very good in the original orange paper-covered cloth-backed boards, slightly worn. [iii], 129pp, tipped-in errata slip. Nairobi: Command H.Q., March, Designated ?Confidential? Exceptionally scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photographic trade catalog, cover title]: The Vonnegut Completely Motor Driven Moulder

      Indianapolis: Vonnegut Machinery Co, 1916. Very Good. Trade catalog. Oblong quarto. Screw-bound flexible leather wrappers gilt. Chipping along the edges of the wrappers, which are good; the images are near fine with a little fading in a few places. Contains 68 high quality sepia-toned gelatin silver linen backed photographs that measure 7.5" x 10" each. Printed label inside front wrap asserting the company's ownership of the catalog, and is numbered 151 and was issued to the Olney & Warren Co.. in New York. The catalog was obviously a limited production, a handsome catalog of commercial, power driven wood moulders. The photographs show details of the machines, parts, assemblies, etc., with several images of workmen using the machines. A nice trade catalog from the family of author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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        Fairy Tales (Illustrated by Harry Clarke)

      The First UK Printing published by George Harrap & Co. in 1916 (nd). This title was issued in three editions: The standard grey cloth ( priced at 20 shillings), full leather edition (priced at 30 shillings) and a limited signed edition of 125 copies bound in vellum ( priced at 3 guineas). The BOOK is the standard edition and is in Very Good++ condition. Grey cloth with black and white oval paste-on surrounded by intricate cloth decoration in black, top edge gilt, 320p. The spine and board edges are slightly sunned and spotted. Light markings to the covers. Light spotting to the prelims and occasional pages. Free from inscriptions. It is lavishly illustrated with 16 colour plates mounted on heavy stock, with lettered tissue guards, 24 full page black and white plates plus many decorative tailpieces. All plates and guards are present (the plates are in Fine condition. Some of the tissue guards are a little age toned and creased in places). The illustrations are striking. Harry Clarke first illustrated book. Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator who was born in Dublin and was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Clarke's work can be compared to that of Aubrey Beardsley, Kay Nielsen, and Edmund Dulac. Clarke's stained glass work includes many windows. Highlights include the windows of the Honan Chapel in University College Cork; of the latter, a window illustrating John Keats' The Eve of St. Agnes (now in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery in Dublin) and the Geneva Window, (now in the Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, Florida, USA). Perhaps his most seen works were the windows he made for Bewley's Café on Dublin's Grafton Street. Clarke tragically died of TB at the early age of 42yrs. At the time of listing the only available copy on the market. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1916 - 1916 Wisden Original Publisher's Hardback

      1916. For sale here is a very rare 1916 Wisden original Publisher's hardback in near very good condition. The front and rear boards are in very good unmarked condition. The gilt has faded to the front board and also, as almost always is the case, the gilt has faded to the spine which is otherwise in very good condition. Internally, the book is in fine condition. The front and rear paste downs are bright and unmarked and the front and rear hinges are strong and the other contents are complete, original, unmarked and in excellent condition. A nice copy.

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      London: George G.Harrap, 1916. Very fine, an excellent bright copy. Large 8vo. 167p. Translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul with color plates (some mounted) and decorations on every page. Title page and some plates highlighted in gold. Bound in full brown embossed and carved leather with illustrated endpapers and metal bosses on all four corners of both covers, the designs heavily carved with a central raised portrait of Dante on upper cover. Rare in this binding.

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        (Broadside): German Colonial Possessions Surrendered to the Allies Since August, 1914

      London: Johnson, Riddle & Co, 1916. Very Good. Printed in black and red. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Undated but the latest possession listed is dated February, 1916. Old folds, small chips and tears confined to the margin, except one 3" tear on the right affecting no printing, very good. A list of possessions captured by the British either alone, in concert with allies, or by allies alone (notably Japan).

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      The MacMillan Company, New York 1916 - Hardcover, publisher's indigo vellum cloth; upper cover framed in blind with double rule and lettered in gilt, with indigo, green and gold vignette. Spine lettered in gold. Top edge gilt. 217 pages, plus 6 pages of publisher's ads appended. First edition, first printing [October 1916 on copyright page] with publisher's perforated stamp on title - "ADVANCE COPY FOR REVIEW NOT FOR SALE." Published in a print run of only 1200, it is not known how many advanced copies were distributed. Jeffers's second book, but his first to be commercially published by a major publishing house. Housed in a modern slipcase and chemise, leather backed with decorations and gilt lettereing. A superb copy with just a touch of wear to cloth. A fine copy in a fine half-leather slipcase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Picture Ramayana

      Bombay - The British India Press, 1916 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English-language depiction of the Ramayana. Very scarce survival. The Ramayana is traditionally an ancient Indian epic poem which narrates thestruggle of Rama to rescue his wife Sita from Ravana. The work is traditionally ascribed to the Hindu sage Valmiki. Thisis an English language summary of the Ramayana with illustrations by its compiler, Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao. Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao, or Balasaheb Pandit Pant Pratinidhi was the chief, orRaja, ofthe state of Aundh in Maharashrea, India. This was under the British Raj during 1909-1947. His son was the Indian Ambassador Apa Sahib. With a presentation inscription fromthe chief of Aundh to one Mr Webb dated 1925. With 59 platesfrom drawings by Bhavanrao Shrinivasrao. Collated, complete. Witha lengthy preface by Charles Augustus Kincaid,a high court judge of colonial India and prolific author. The intention of this work is to explain and sharethe Ramayana with the Western influencers during the BritishRaj. Its publicationhelped to educate many onIndian tradition. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt stamping to the spine and front board. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the extremities. and spine. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine resulting in a small amount of loss. Small split to the cloth at the head of spine. Light rubbing to the extremities. Spots to boards. Gift inscription from the author to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, binding is strained in places due to binding type. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      - Somme & Ancre, 1916. In two volumes. Pp. [viii]+226+[iv]+[227]-454(last blank), the title pages printed in red & black; brown buckram, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, corners a trifle rubbed; t.e.g., others uncut; within maroon cloth slipcase, edges slightly worn; ribbon markers; marbled endpapers; The Piazza Press/Peter Davies, London, 1929. First edition, limited to 520 numbered sets. *With the author's name lightly pencilled on the title page of the first volume. A trade edition, with 'certain prunings and excisings' [limitation page] was published in 1930, retitled \i Her \i Privates We. One of the best known and most enduring war novels, based largely on the author's own experiences. Born in Sydney in 1882, authorship was not formally attributed to Manning until after his death in 1935). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Intelligence Supplement No 3 No5 No7 and No10 Notes on the Officers serving with the Enemy Forces in German East Africa

      4to. Four separate reports representing the revision and refining of the state of intelligence with respect to the Officers on the German Staff. Each contains full-page facsimiles of the officers' signatures, also Imperial Eagle insignia and a reproduction of the "New German [20 Heller] War Coin made from English Cartridge Cases." In the first two reports these insignia and coins have been coloured in pencil crayon. All very good wire-stitched in the original wraps, staples rusted, wraps of No.10 beginning to separate and with a tear, no loss, to the lower panel. 18pp., 26pp., 27pp., 36pp. N.p. [In the Field], July-December,

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        Ausgewählte Sonette, Gedichte und Epigramme.

      2 Bände. Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm. 59 S., (1) Seite, mit 8 Original-Kupferstichen und 5 Original-Holzstichen von Otto Rohse 52 S., (4) Seiten, mit 3 Original-Kupferstichen und 6 Original-Holzstichen von Otto Rohse. Orig.-Halblederbände mit Rücken- und Deckelgoldprägung sowie Deckelblindprägung. Mit Kopfgoldschnitt. Spindler 44, 15/16. Exemplar 32/195 des 10. und 11. Druckes der Otto Rohse-Presse, jeweils im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Der Text folgt der Auswahl, Gestalt und Rechtschreibung der von Klabund 1916 besorgten Ausgabe. Handsatz aus der Schneidler-Mediaeval der Bauerschen Gießerei. Die Holzstiche und Kupferstiche wurden von den Originalplatten abgezogen. Einband von Christian Zwang. Sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Das Urteil.4to. 28 S., 2 Bl. Schwarze Orig.-Broschur mit blauem Titelschildchen.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag 1916 - Exemplar in einem guten Gesamtzustand, geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich.Erstausgabe. Der Jüngste Tag, Band 34. Der Text erschien erstmals 1913 im Jahrbuch Arkadia. Eines der wenigen von Kafka selbst geschätzten Werke.Schönes und vollständiges Exemplar. Original Einleger des Verlages im Buch. 295 Deutsch 58g [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chicago Poems

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1916 - Duodecimo. 5.25 x 7.5 in. 183 pp. Sweet previous owner's 1918 inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in original dark green cloth and a near fine example of the very scarce original dust jacket with a few small chips from the spinal extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IJslandsche visscher. (Translated by Th.A. Quanjer).

      - Rijswijk (Z.-H.), Blankwaardt & Schoonhoven, [1916]. Original cloth. 228 p. 1st edition. Backstrip torn. Upper cover waterstained. Inscription ('A C Slauerhoff') on first flyleaf.l Lenghty and dramatic inscription by J. Slauerhoff to his younger sister on first flyleaf: 'Aan/ de verhevene/ Augusta/ aan de vooravond/ van een afscheid/ waarvan we hopen/ dat het niet voor/ eeuwig zij./ In Godsnaam - neen!/ Jan Slauerhoff/ 10 September [1916]'. Augusta Cornelia ('Guusje') Slauerhoff (1900-1995) was the poet's younger sister. They were very fond of each other. In September 1916 Slauerhoff would leave his hometown Leeuwarden to study medicine in Amsterdam.Dedication and association copies of J. Slauerhoff are notably rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Näherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation. Offprint from Sitzungsberichte der Königlich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, XXXII.

      Berlin: Königlich Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1916. First edition, offprint issue, in the original printed wrappers, of the paper in which Einstein first proposed the existence of gravitational waves on the basis of general relativity, which he had completed just eight months earlier. "In June 1916 [Einstein] published a follow-up paper [the offered paper] to his recently formulated theory of the gravitational field in which he predicted the existence of gravitational waves traveling at the speed of light, in analogy with electromagnetic radiation (i.e. light, radio waves, etc.). In it he derived a formula for the emission of gravitational waves" (Blum, Lalli & Renn). Notwithstanding this paper, some physicists, including Einstein himself, later came to doubt the existence of gravitational waves (see below). These doubts were finally laid to rest when, on 14 September 2015, gravitational waves formed by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light years away were detected by both LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detectors in Louisiana and Washington State in the US. Regarding this discovery, Stephen Hawking wrote: "The discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO team is an incredible achievement. It is the first observation of gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein and will allow us new insights into our universe." "Even before relativity, [Hendrik Antoon] Lorenz had conjectured in 1900 that gravitation 'can be attributed to actions which do not propagate with a velocity larger than that of light.' The term gravitational wave (onde gravifique) appeared for the first time in 1905, when [Henri] Poincaré discussed the extension of Lorenz invariance to gravitation. In June 1916 [in the offered paper], Einstein became the first to cast these qualitative ideas into explicit form" (Pais, p. 279). Remarkably, Einstein's work on gravitational waves seems to have led to his realization that a quantum theory of gravity would be necessary, and then to new discoveries in quantum theory itself. "He also pointed out [in the same paper] that the existence of radiationless stable interatomic orbits is equally mysterious from the electromagnetic as from the gravitational point of view! 'It seems that the quantum theory will have to modify not only Maxwell's electrodynamics but also the new gravitational theory.' Perhaps this renewed concern with quantum physics spurred him, a few months later, to make one of his great contributions to quantum electrodynamics: in the fall of 1916 he introduced the concepts of spontaneous and induced transitions and gave a new derivation of Planck's radiation law" (ibid., p. 280). "Einstein's earliest calculations in general relativity were based on the theory's Newtonian approximation. This was a natural choice, since it was vital to the theory's acceptability to most physicists that it should be able to reproduce, in some plausible, if approximate, sense, the enormously successful predictions of Newton's gravitational theory. In addition, this approximation scheme could then prove useful in identifying physical scenarios in which higher-order terms in the approximation scheme predicted measurable departures from the Newtonian prediction, the most famous case of this being the Mercury perihelion advance. Einstein's early emphasis on the Newtonian approximation scheme may explain his comment to Karl Schwarzschild, in a letter of February 19, 1916, that gravitational waves did not exist within his new theory. Unfortunately, Einstein's letter does not state the grounds for this belief ... "However, within a few months of this letter, Einstein was to change his mind, and not for the last time, on the existence of waves in his theory. Probably the occasion for this change of heart came about in his investigation of a new method of approximation, comparing his theory to Maxwellian electrodynamics ... Following a suggestion of the astronomer Willem de Sitter (1872-1934), Einstein adopted a linearized approximation scheme of his equations, with a coordinate choice which cast the resulting linearized field equations in a form analogous to a familiar version of the Maxwell equations. Once this maneuver had been accomplished, it was trivial to solve the resulting wave equation, using techniques developed in the study of Maxwell's equations. In this way one could demonstrate the existence of a solution of the linearized Einstein equations representing plane gravitational waves. The paper published by Einstein on this linearized approximation in 1916 [the offered paper] thus became the first mathematical theory of gravitational waves, and the approach it pioneered is still fundamental to the design of such existing gravitational wave detectors as the LIGO, VIRGO, and GEO600 detectors operating (respectively) in the United States, Italy, and Germany" (Kennefick, pp. 270-3). Efforts to detect gravitational waves began in earnest in the 1960s. In June 1969, after almost a decade's work, Joseph Weber reported that he had detected gravitational waves using a 'Weber bar,' a large, solid bar of metal isolated from outside vibrations. Weber found residual vibrations of the bar which he attributed to the presence of gravitational waves, but his results were challenged by other scientists partly because the intensity of the gravitational waves necessary to produce Weber's results was much larger than expected. New evidence came from observations over three decades of the Hulse-Taylor binary, a pair of stars, one of which is a pulsar, which orbit each other rapidly at very short distance, which should cause them to radiate significant amounts of energy in the form of gravitational waves. This in turn should cause their period of rotation to increase over time; the observations of this slowing turned out to agree with Einstein's predictions to within 0.2%. Russell Hulse and Joe Taylor were awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, the first indirect evidence of the existence of gravitational waves. The first direct observation of gravitational waves was made by the LIGO team in 2015. Weil 86. Blum, Lalli & Renn, 'One hundred years of gravitational waves: the long road from prediction to observation,' Research Topic 43, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 11 February 2016; Kennefick, 'Einstein, gravitational waves, and the theoretician's regress,' pp. 270-280 in The Cambridge Companion to Einstein, 2014; Pais, Subtle is the Lord, 1982. 8vo (252 x 179 mm), pp. 688-696. Original printed wrappers, 5 cm pencil line across front wrapper, very mild sunning to wrappers, otherwise fine.

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        A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (First Edition)

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1916. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Blue Cloth. Near Fine. 7 5/8" Tall. 299 Pp. Blue Cloth, Spine Gilt, Front Cover Blind Stamped. First Printing (No Additional Printing Noted). This American Edition Precedes All Other Published Editions. Condition Is Exceptionally Attractive. Contents Evenly Aged, Otherwise Unmarked And Unstained, With A Few Tiny Foxing Spots In The Book. Spine Lightly Rubbed Along Very Top And Bottom Edges Only, With Pinpoint Rubs At Tips, No Fraying Or Damage And Almost No Loss Of Color, Boards Otherwise With Original Bright, Even Color. Spine Gilt Quite Bright Although Not Brilliant. Top Edge Of Page Block Is Very Dusty. Original Cloth And Endpapers, Re-Cased [Re-Glued And Tightened]; Not Ex-Library, No Previous Owners' Marks.

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        Premier Exposé des Résultats archéologiques obtenus dans la Chine occidentale par la mission Gilbert de Voisins, Jean Lartigue et Victor Segalen (1914). Extrait du Journal asiatique (Second et dernier fascicule)

      1 vol. in-8 br., Imprimerie Nationale, 1916, pp. 50-104 avec 18 planches hors texte (pagination double, également paginée : pp. 369-424) Très rare exemplaire du second et dernier fascicule en édition originale (qui fut tiré à seulement 100 exemplaires) dont les illustrations proviennent des plaques originales réalisées pas Victor Segalen. Ce fascicule correspond au troisième chapitre de l'article publié dans le Journal Asiatique, et portant sur "L'art bouddhique ancien au Sseu-Tch'Ouan". Etat satisfaisant (second fascicule seul, accroc avec petit mq. en couv., bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        Die Verwandlung.

      8, 72 S., 3 Bl., Broschur., Einband etwas gebräunt Rücken handschriftlich betitelt, Namenszug u. handschriftl. Bibliotheksnum. a. Titelblatt, Gelenk teilweise etwas gelockert, ansonsten in gutem Zustand. EA. (W/G2 3), (= Bücherei Der jüngste Tag, Nr. 22/23.) Deckelllustration von Ottomar Starke. Die erste, gegenüber dem Erstdruck in "Die Weißen Blätter", von Kafka verbesserte Buchausgabe. Auf dem Umschlag die Jahresangabe 1916. - Sehr selten.

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        Premier Exposé des Résultats archéologiques obtenus dans la Chine occidentale par la mission Gilbert de Voisins, Jean Lartigue et Victor Segalen (1914). Extrait du Journal asiatique (Second et dernier fascicule)

      Imprimerie Nationale 1916 - 1 vol. in-8 br., Imprimerie Nationale, 1916, pp. 50-104 avec 18 planches hors texte (pagination double, également paginée : pp. 369-424) Très rare exemplaire du second et dernier fascicule en édition originale (qui fut tiré à seulement 100 exemplaires) dont les illustrations proviennent des plaques originales réalisées pas Victor Segalen. Ce fascicule correspond au troisième chapitre de l'article publié dans le Journal Asiatique, et portant sur "L'art bouddhique ancien au Sseu-Tch'Ouan". Etat satisfaisant (second fascicule seul, accroc avec petit mq. en couv., bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Voyages of the 'Morning'

      Published by Smith Elder & Co, London 1916 - , xx 1-223 pages, collated, complete with black & white plates, music, and a folding map at the rear First Edition , lightly rubbed, nice, clean copy in very good condition , blue grey cloth with yellow printed titles and a black and illustation on the front cover , octavo, 20.5 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Provincetown Plays. First Series ...WITH: Bound Easst for Cardiff by Eugene G. O'Neill

      New York: Frank Shay, 1916. 8vo. Publisher's illustrated wrappers. Chipped and worn, covers off. 8vo. GEORGIA O'KEEFFE'S COPY. Signed "Georgia O'Keeffe. Nov. 24 - 1916" on ffep.

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        Armenian Legends and Poems. Illustrated & Compiled by. 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 - First edition. 4to. xvi, 194, (2) pp. Publisher's pale green buckram, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine an upper board, dust jacket. Frontispiece and 11 plates, all in colour and tipped in. The scarce jacket with some wear to the edges and with a strip missing from the centre of the spine an extending diagonally across the lower panel in ever small degrees, an attractive copy.

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        Kastrup Havn.

      1916 1916 - Maleri. Sign. Axel Johansen 1916. Lysmål 37,5x47 cm. Indrammet i guldramme.

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      Small Folio (34 x 36,5 cm / 13.4 x 14.3 inches). [36] printed text on loose leaves, 32 interleaved loose maps lithographed in colour, inserted original advertisement in three language, printed on blue paper, inserted in original grey linen folder with black printed title and printed endpapers mounted on the inner side (Very Good, binding slightly stained with small tears in folds). - Warsaw & Krakow: Gebethner & Wolff. 1916. Maps by: Cartographic Institute of Freytag & Bernd, Vienna. Printed by: A. Holzhausen. An uncommon first edition of the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, with 32 thematic maps, by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer was crucial to establishing borders of the Second Polish Republic in 1918. - This is the first edition of the Polish Statistical and Geographical Atlas, published during WWI by a Polish cartographer Eugeniusz Romer (1917-1954). The atlas was a first modern statistical survey of the country and it played a crucial role in establishing new Polish borders after WWI, in 1918. A Polish geographer, cartographer and geopolitician Eugeniusz Miko?aj Romer (1871 - 1954) was born in Lwów (today Lviv, Ukranie) and studied history, geology, geography and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Lwów and Halle (Saale). In 1894, Romer finished a doctorate in philosophy at Lwów University, where he became a professor in 1911. In that time he was also a president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists. Before WWI Eugeniusz Romer traveled to Switzerland, to study Alpine glaciers, to Asia, and in 1913 to Alaska, to the Saint Elias Mountains. In 1916, during WWI, while staying in Vienna he started working on the Great Statistical and Geographical Atlas of Poland, which was published the same year. After the war Romer became a member of the Polish delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919, helping to draw the western border of Poland. Two year later, in 1921, he published the second edition of the atlas with new boundaries. Thematic maps, embracing the area of Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic States, illustrate the following subjects: 1. Hypsometry, 2. Geology, 3. Climate, 4. Flora, 5. History, 6. Administration, 7. Population density, 8. Yearly growth of Population, 9. Polish population, 10. Roman-Catholic religion, 11. Jewish population (4 maps on one sheet showing different areas between 1870-1910) 12. Polish population in border areas (4 maps on one sheet), 13. Polish population in Latvia and Little Russia (2 maps on one sheet), 14. Churches, 15. Education (3 maps and a chart on one sheet), 16. Polish printing (4 maps on one sheet, showcasing the development of Polish printing between 1794-1913). 17. Large proprietors, 18. Use of land, 19. Wheat and corn, 20. Rye and buckwheat, 21. Barley and beet, 22. Oats and flax, 23. Potatoes and millet, 24. Breadstuffs, 25. Animal breeding: Horses & cattle, 26. Animal breeding: Pigs, sheep and goats, 27. Animal breeding per inhabitant, 28. Mineralogical map, 29. Industrial population, 30. Classes of industry, 31. Savings of population, 32. Transportation. References: Urszula Kossowska-Cezak. Eugeniusz Romer – w 140. rocznic? urodzin. „Przegl?d Geofizyczny". 1-2, 2011

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        Broadside): German Colonial Possessions Surrendered to the Allies Since August, 1914

      Johnson, Riddle & Co, London 1916 - Printed in black and red. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Undated but the latest possession listed is dated February, 1916. Old folds, small chips and tears confined to the margin, except one 3" tear on the right affecting no printing, very good. A list of possessions captured by the British either alone, in concert with allies, or by allies alone (notably Japan).

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        (Broadside): German Colonial Possessions Surrendered to the Allies Since August, 1914

      London: Johnson, Riddle & Co, 1916. Very Good. Printed in black and red. Approximately 20.5" x 27". Undated but the latest possession listed is dated February, 1916. Old folds, small chips and tears confined to the margin, except one 3" tear on the right affecting no printing, very good. A list of possessions captured by the British either alone, in concert with allies, or by allies alone (notably Japan).

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        The Clan Of Munes

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Color Plates, B/W Illustrations. (57) Pp. Light Blue Cloth, Lettered In White, Grey Background, Red And Black Illustration. 12 3/4 X 9 1/2". First (And Only) Printing. A Clean, Bright Example, Pages Immaculate And Square, Endpaperssliugtly Age-Toned, Covers With Light Rubbing At Corners, No Fraying, Hinges Tight, Some Rubbing To Cover Lettering, Background, And Illustration With Small Losses (See Photo). No Names Or Marks Or Stains.

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        Moses - a play.

      Printed by The Paragon, Stepney Green, London., 1916. First edition. 12mo. 26 pages. Original wrappers.Stain to top edge affecting upper margins of a few pages and top of rear cover. Spine splitting. Covers a bit dusty. A good, presentable copy of a scarce item.

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        Photolitography of First Printing in America - Only 72 copies

      1916 - Photolitography of First Printing in America - Only 72 copies La Primera Muestra Tipográfica salida de las prensas de la América del Sur reimpresión Fotolitográfica con un breve prólogo de J.T. Medina. Santiago de Chile, Imprenta Elzeviriana. 1916. Folio, rústica, tela. 4 hs. descripción + 2 hs., facsímil. Limit 72 prints. Containing 4 pages of facsimiles of the first printing done by Antonio Ricardo, the first printer in South America (at Lima), with an Introductory Essay by J. T. Medina. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS [Large Paper Copy]

      1916 - (Le Livre des Sans-Foyer). Original Articles in Verse and Prose / Illustrations reproduced from Original Paintings & Drawings. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Original blue-grey paper-covered boards with tan cloth spine. First (and only) Edition, of which this is Copy No. 70 of the 125 numbered large-paper copies printed on Van Gelder paper, signed by D.B. Updike of The Merrymount Press. (In addition to 2000 trade copies, there were 175 large-paper copies -- #s 1-50 on French hand-made paper, and #s 51-175 on Van Gelder paper.)~Edited and organized by Edith Wharton, this book's proceeds went to the people of Belgium and France made homeless by the Great War -- especially the child refugees from Flanders. Following an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, the literary contributors include Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Binyon, Rupert Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad ("Poland Revisited"), John Galsworthy, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Alice Meynell, George Santayana, Igor Stravinsky, Edith Wharton and W. B. Yeats; the artistic contributors include Max Beerbohm, Charles Dana Gibson, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and John Singer Sargent.~Condition is very good (rear cover soiled, endpapers cracked, a few leaves' lower margin eroded and repaired toward the rear); this is a hefty, sizable volume (13 by 10 inches). Garrison D1 (Wharton); Edel & Laurence B35a (James). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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