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        Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., [1916]. An Exceptionally Fine RubáiyátIllustrated by Willy PoganyPOGANY, Willy, illustrator. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Presented by Willy Pogany. [The illustrations and decorations in this edition of Fitzgerald's translation of the "Rubáiyát" are by Willy Pogany]. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., [ca. 1916].Later edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 6 inches; 223 x 152 mm.). Text printed in blue and black. 112 unnumbered pp.With sixteen tipped-in color plates within decorative borders by Willy Pogany, and numerous text illustrations printed in blue. Bound ca. 1916 in full brown polished calf, front cover elaborately bordered in gilt enclosing at the top, a circle divided into eight panels surrounding a 2 14 inch circle with an intricate floral design with green onlaid leaves. Smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt with similar green onlaid leaves. The same design from the front cover epeated in blind on the lower cover, pale marbled end-papers, the front free end-paper excised, otherwise a very fine example."Had Omar Khayyam, the old tentmaker, visioned the beauty of his verses centuries later in Western dress, as embroidered by a Hungarian artist, he might have had a new conception of the meaning of immortality. For Pogany, the Hungarian, had made Omar, the Persian, live again." (Willy Pogany and his Work. eight-page leaflet).Willy Pogány, born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1882, studied at Budapest Technical University and in Munich and Paris. His reputation as a muralist, painter and illustrator was well established in Paris, London and Munich before arriving in the United States in 1915, at the age of thirty-three. Skilled in an unusually wide range of media, he had won gold medals at exhibitions in Budapest, Leipzig, and at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition."Among Pogány's many murals are those for the Heckscher Children's Theatre in New York City and the Niagara Falls Power Station. As a painter he did portraits of famous people in all walks of life. An expert on scenery design and lighting effects, Pogány also designed sets for ballets and operas, including "Le Coq d'Or," and for many films, such as Modern Times for Charlie Chaplin as well as animated cartoons based on his children's books."Among his other artistic endeavors Pogány was an accomplished book illustrator. It was this phase of his career, especially as an illustrator of children's books, which gives this collection special relevance for Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Oregon Libraries. Pogány designed and illustrated more than 150 books. His illustrations include those for the Rubaiyat and the Sonnets from the Portuguese, The Song Celestial, The Adventures of Odysseus, Gulliver's Travels, and many others, both classic and original."Working tirelessly right up until the end, Willy Pogány died in 1955" (University of Oregon, Guide to the Willy A. Pogány Papers 1910-1967).

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        Beiträge zur Einsteinschen Gravitationstheorie.

      Leibzig: S. Hirzel, 1916. First edition, extremely rare author's offprint issue, of the theoretical discovery of the concept of a 'wormhole,' "a hypothetical 'tunnel' connecting two different points in space-time in such a way that a trip through the wormhole could take much less time than a journey between the same starting and ending points in normal space. The ends of a wormhole could, in theory, be intra-universe (i.e. both exist in the same universe) or inter-universe (exist in different universes, and thus serve as a connecting passage between the two)" (daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/W/wormhole.html). No copies of this offprint located in institutional collections worldwide. "The theory of wormholes goes back to 1916, shortly after Einstein published his general theory [of relativity], when Ludwig Flamm, an obscure Austrian physicist, looked at the simplest possible solution of Einstein's field equations, known as the Schwarzschild solution (or Schwarzschild metric). This describes the gravitational field around a spherically-symmetric non-rotating mass. If the mass is sufficiently compact, the solution describes a particular form of the phenomenon now called a black hole - the Schwarzschild black hole. Flamm realized that Einstein's equations allowed a second solution, now known as a white hole, and that the two solutions, describing two different regions of (flat) space-time were connected (mathematically) by a space-time conduit. Because the theory has nothing to say about where these regions of space-time might be in the real world, the black hole 'entrance' and white hole 'exit' could be in different parts of the same universe or in entirely different universes" (ibid.). Flamm's paper made little impact until 1935 when a similar idea was explored by Einstein and his student Nathan Rosen, who studied "the theory of intra- or inter-universe connections in a paper whose actual purpose was to try to explain fundamental particles, such as electrons, in terms of space-time tunnels threaded by electric lines of force. Their work gave rise to the formal name 'Einstein-Rosen bridge' for what the physicist John Wheeler would later call a 'wormhole'." (ibid.). "Further theoretical work showed that the Einstein-Rosen 'wormhole' is not, contrary to outward appearances, a stable structure. For an observer trying to pass through, the wormhole opens up and closes too quickly for even a photon to get through. Later work suggested that exotic forms of energy threaded through a wormhole might keep it open but it remains unclear whether such arrangements are physically feasible" (APS Focus: the Birth of Wormholes, physics.aps.org/story/v15/st11). Ludwig Flamm (1885-1964) was Professor of Physics at the Technischen Hochschule in Vienna from 1922 to 1956. He "was one of the first to understand - rather intuitively - the meaning and possible consequences of the 4-dimensional structure of space-time in the framework of general relativity theory. In a 1916 article, he visualized the spatial curvature of the Schwarzschild metric by a surface shaped as a paraboloid, giving the first hint of possible space-time 'shortcuts' for which 50 years later the American physicist John Wheeler coined the popular term 'wormhole' (Jean-Pierre Luminet, 'Ludwig Flamm,' Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2nd edn., (2014), pp. 726-7). Offprint from Physikalische Zeitschrift, 17 Band, pp. 448-454, 1916. Large 4to (276 x 196 mm), pp. [1] 2-6, original printed wrappers, a little fraying to the bottom of wrappers, slight creas from having been folded for postage.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Lpz., Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth 1916. gr.8°. 64 S. Ohne den Umschlag, Buchblock am Rücken mit Papierstreifen. - Titel mit Signatur u. Stempel der Zentral-Fachbücherei Siemens & Halske, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar.

      - Weil 80a. Erste Separatausgabe, zugleich "Sonderdruck aus den 'Annalen der Physik' Band 49, 1916", Druck von Metzger & Willig in Leipzig. Unser Exemplar leicht beschnitten (235 : 153 mm), lt. Weil hat das Originalformat 243 : 163 mm. Der Druck erfolgte auf gutem und starkem Papier und die Auflage war nach Weil wohl sicherlich höher als die übliche Anzahl von Abdrucken, die einem Autor gegeben wurden.

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        An Mháthair agus Sgéalta Eile [The Mother and other stories].

      First Edition. Dún Dealgan, Dundalgan Press, 1916. 8°. 95 Pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Extremely scarce !! Includes for Example: An Mathair/ An Dearg-Daol/ Na Boithre/ Brigid na hAmhran/ An Gadaidhe/ An Bhean Chaointe etc. Patrick Pearse, the editor of An Claidheamh Soluis-and later a revolutionary leader in the Easter Rising-wrote poetry, short stories and plays. He is considered the first modernist writer in Irish. Pearse rejected what he called the imposition of "dead linguistic and literary forms on a living language", but at the same time rejected the idea that only native speakers like Ua Laoghaire could produce "Irish Irish". He produced two books of short stories, Íosagán agus Scéalta Eile (1907) and An Mháthair agus Scéalta Eile (1916). His collection of poems, Suantraithe agus Goltraithe (1914) contains his most famous poem, "Mise Éire" ("I am Ireland"). (Wikipedia)

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        Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. First edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper in black ink: "With gratitude for / much assistance / [signed] John Dewey / June 1- 1916." Hannah Mary Cushman, whose name and address are written on the front paste down, was a Columbia Teacher's College student in 1906 when Dewey was a faculty member. xii, 434pp. Original crimson cloth with spine lettered and ruled in gilt, black lettering on front cover. An About Good copy with exposed, well-worn tips and wear along spine edges; wrinkling and marginal dampstaining throughout text; back cover soiled. A few easily-erasable pencil brackets in margins and underlines. An extremely influential and important articulation of Dewey's progressive ideas about education, quite rare signed, especially in the year of publication.

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        Title in Arabic] Ta'rikh Sina al-qadim wa'l-hadith wa-jughrafiyatuha (The History and Geography of Sinai Ancient and Modern, with a summary of the histories of Egypt, Syria, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula with regard to their commercial and military relations by way of Sinai, from the beginning of history to the present day).

      Cairo: Matba'at al-Ma'arif, 1916 - Octavo (244 × 160 mm). Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt. Rather worn, some bleeding to edges from cloth, light toning, rear hinge split. A good copy. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, 27 similar plates, some 100 illustrations from photographs to the text; 3 sketch maps of Sinai quarantine station for returning pilgrims, the Arabian Peninsula and environs and the Ottoman military advance through Sinai in 1915; large folding map of Sinai to rear of volume (1:750,000) opening to approx. 70 × 50 mm with contour lines in red. First edition. Three detailed chapters cover the geography, Bedouin and history of the Sinai Peninsula; in the preface Shuqayr writes that the book was about to go to press when war was declared in 1914 and he decided to extend the scope of his study with a "conclusion" (khatimah), not so much a conclusion as "a history of the Arabs before and after the advent of Islam, in the Arabian Peninsula and beyond" (p. 6). Na'um Shuqayr (1863–1922) was born in Choueifat, Beirut and studied at the Syrian Protestant College, now known as the American University of Beirut. On graduating he moved to Egypt and worked in military intelligence, initially for the Egyptian Army. He was then transferred to the Sudan, where he served under Lord Kitchener and Sir Reginald Wingate, the dedicatee of the present piece, and gathered intelligence on Mahdist forces – an experience which culminated in his 1903 study of the Sudan. He was later posted to Sinai with a brief to maintain peace between the Bedouin tribes, serving there during the Khedival–Ottoman border dispute of 1906. The photographs are mainly derived from other works in French, Arabic and English, including Sutton's My Camel Ride from Suez to Mount Sinai (1913), with some original images, but Shuqayr does not make quite clear which ones these are (p. 7). The excellent folding map to the rear, however, is explicitly the author's own revision of the most complete map of Sinai then available, originally produced by the British War Office. Scarce: Copac locates just two copies in the British Isles (Oxford and Cambridge) with OCLC adding seven in the US and four across Israel and Lebanon. Not in Gay or Macro. For Shuqayr see Khayr al-Din al-Zirikli, al-A'lam. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A THOUSAND-MILE WALK TO THE GULF Edited by William Fredric Badé

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company,. 1916. publisher's green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, color illustration laid on front panel, t,e.g., fore-edge untrimmed.. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (which reproduces a. watercolor of a Florida sunset by Miss Amelia M. Watson on the front. panel) with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips,. and some general dust soiling. (#153649). First edition. BAL 14773 (trade format).

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        The Writings Of John Muir [9 Volumes] 3/4 Morocco Deluxe Manuscript

      Boston / New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1916-1916- 1924. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Limited edition #607 of 750 sets of the Manuscript Edition. Kimes 342. This is the deluxe set bound in 3/4 morocco leather over green cloth boards. John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the best-known hiking trails in the U. S. , the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" length 15", 29 pounds. Included are nine of the original ten volumes (lacking the eighth volume) of the Manuscript Edition of Muir's works containing an original example of Muir's handwriting, number 607 of 750 numbered copies. Bound in green three-quarter morocco leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front covers. There is light rubbing concentrated at the corners and gutters. All volumes are solidly bound. The text blocks are adorned with gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The first volume has a fold-out autograph manuscript fragment by Muir laid in. Each volume contains a photogravure frontispiece, with additional photographic plates and hand-colored photogravure plates preceding the frontispieces in volumes I through VII. There are additional plates throughout the text, including many photogravures after Herbert W. Gleason and others. There is a fold-out map of Yosemite at the end of the second volume. Manuscript consists of 9 holographic lines describing the scenic beauty of the Sierras. All but 2 of these lines have penciled corrections also in his hand, some of them being substantial ones. Provenance- from a private collection. Bound in silk marker ribbons. Nature: : Sierra Mountains: : Conservation [Missing only Vol 8, Steep Trails]; 29 .

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        Crossing Over: Cowboy Herding Cattle across a Stream

      Circa 1950s. Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. Western style frame with brand marks. 18 x 24 inches in frame 29 x 35 inches. Charles Albert Damrow was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1916. His parents, Johann and Bertha came to Wisconsin in 1888 from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They had 15 children, the last of which was Charles, whose given name was Clarence. The family name originated in Dammerau, West Prussia. Damrow captured the haunting beauty of the West in his landscapes. His love for horses and wildlife--especially the native American bison, or buffalo, is evident in his work. Damrow is a well-listed* artist whose work has been featured in countless art publications, magazines, and newspaper articles. His work was exhibited in the "100 Years of Western Art" show organized by Gallery West's James Parsons, and Fred Rosenstock of Rosenstock's.

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        Aspinwall Island

      New York: Privately Printed [printed by the De Vinne Press], 1916. First edition. With 12 photographic plates. 167, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth. Fine. First edition. With 12 photographic plates. 167, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. "Aspinwall Island is the gem of ninety islands in Sharbot Lake...This lake lies in the crest of the divide between the St. Lawrence and the Ottawa." Beautifully produced, interesting memoir of life and sport in rural Ontario, black bass fishing in Sharbot Lake, camping, and talk around the fire. Bruns S140

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        THE QUEEN OF THE SECRET CITY...

      London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton,. 1916. original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and white.. Formerly Stuart Teitler's copy with his bookplate affixed to the. front paste-down. Cloth rubbed at lower spine edge and corner tips,. two small stains and some soiling to rear cover, endpapers and page. edges a bit darkened, a tight, very good copy. An uncommon book. rarely found in nice condition. (#151072). First edition. A prequel to Doke's THE SECRET CITY (1913), a lost race adventure novel which described the discovery of a lost city in Kalahari Desert occupied by a people of ancient Egyptian descent. The prequel, set two hundred years earlier, provides an account of life and loves of Reinhild, the kingdom's ruler and perhaps a semi-immortal woman. An editorial "postscript" to the novel (Doke, a South African Baptist minister, died in 1913) indicates that that author's intent was to criticize the theories of Nietzsche: "if Reinhild ... had not been born more than two hundred years ago, it would have been impossible not to conclude that Friedrich Nietzsche had greatly influenced her." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 70. Teitler and Locke (2013) 352. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04443.

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        Love of Ireland - Poems and Ballads - With which is incorporated "Poems of the Irish Rebellion 1916". [Signed and inscribed by Clement Shorter to C. Albert Maggs in December 1916].

      Dublin and London, Maunsel and Co., 1916. - First Edition [No. 4 of only 25 copies printed]. Octavo. 93, (2), 8 pages. Hardcover / In a beautiful modern masterbinding from Bayntun in Bath. With new endpapers and new spinelabel with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding by Bayntun - Riviere in Bath. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Top edge gilt. Includes the Easter Rising poems: 16 Dead Men / The Choice / Conscription / The Hill-Side Men / The Sacred Fire / Includes also several other patriotic poetry by Dora Sigerson like: "Ireland" / Kathleen Ni-Houlihan" / Patriotism / The Flight of the Wild Geese / The Banshee / The Youth Bewitched / An Irish Blackbird / The Road to Cabinteely / The Bard of Breffney etc. Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter (16 August 1866 – 6 January 1918) was an Irish poet and sculptor, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian), also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, Rose Kavanagh and Alice Furlong, writers and poets. In 1895 she married Clement King Shorter, an English journalist and literary critic. They lived together in London, until her death at age 51 from undisclosed causes. (Wikipedia)

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        Das Urteil. Eine Geschichte.

      Leipzig. Kurt Wolff Verlag. 1916. - 8°. 28 S., 1 S., 1 S. Anzeigen. Schwarze Originalbroschur mit dunkelblauem Deckelschild. "Der jüngste Tag Band 34." - Smolen 34.1.A.2. - Raabe 146.4. - Mit dem Anzeigeblatt der bis 1915 erschienenen Titel von Kafka. - Mit dem Exlibris von Ernst Stellwaag auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, datiert 1918. - Letzter Bogen unaufgeschnitten. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Love of Ireland - Poems and Ballads - With which is incorporated "Poems of the Irish Rebellion 1916". [Signed and inscribed by Clement Shorter to C. Albert Maggs in December 1916].

      First Edition [No. 4 of only 25 copies printed]. Dublin and London, Maunsel and Co., 1916. Octavo. 93, (2), 8 pages. Hardcover / In a beautiful modern masterbinding from Bayntun in Bath. With new endpapers and new spinelabel with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding by Bayntun - Riviere in Bath. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Top edge gilt. Includes the Easter Rising poems: 16 Dead Men / The Choice / Conscription / The Hill-Side Men / The Sacred Fire / nIncludes also several other patriotic poetry by Dora Sigerson like: "Ireland" / Kathleen Ni-Houlihan" / Patriotism / The Flight of the Wild Geese / The Banshee / The Youth Bewitched / An Irish Blackbird / The Road to Cabinteely / The Bard of Breffney etc.nnDora Maria Sigerson Shorter (16 August 1866 – 6 January 1918) was an Irish poet and sculptor, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian), also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, Rose Kavanagh and Alice Furlong, writers and poets.nnIn 1895 she married Clement King Shorter, an English journalist and literary critic. They lived together in London, until her death at age 51 from undisclosed causes. (Wikipedia)

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        LA DIANA. Nuova rassegna mensile.

      Napoli,, 1916.. In-8 gr., mz. tela coeva, conserv. brossure orig., pp. 216. Il volume raccoglie l'annata completa del 1916 (Anno II) - composta da 12 numeri in 10 fascicoli - di questa importante rivista letteraria. Ben conservato. La rivista, diretta da Fiorina Centi e poi da Gherardo Marone, uscì a Napoli nel gennaio 1915 e fu pubblicata fino al marzo 1917. Nel n. 11/12 del 1916 una nota avvertiva che il “Comitato di Redazione avrebbe diretto la rivista per tutto il periodo della guerra avendo indistintamente tutti i suoi collaboratori soldati e perciò distratti da più immediate cure” e sarebbe uscito “in numeri doppi a date non prestabilite". Era il penultimo fascicolo, prima della sospensione nel marzo 1917. Della rivista il Marone fu il principale animatore; vi firmò parecchi interventi volti a definire la linea culturale del periodico, che si caratterizzava tra l'altro per la volontà di sprovincializzare la cultura italiana e per una matrice nettamente antidannunziana. Un suo articolo intitolato “La barra”, pubblicato nel primo fascicolo, sanciva la contiguità della "Diana" con il movimento futurista, ma non senza ambiguità; caratteristica della rivista, in realtà, fu sin da subito un certo eclettismo, che permise la presenza nelle sue pagine di intellettuali anche molto lontani tra loro. Punto di forza della "Diana" era in effetti l'ampia e prestigiosa rosa di collaboratori, tra cui figuravano scrittori importanti come Bontempelli, Borgese, Folgore, Govoni, Marinetti, Onofri, Rebora, Saba, Sbarbaro, Soffici e soprattutto Ungaretti, che nel 1916 pubblicò nella rivista alcune delle poesie raccolte nello stesso anno nel suo libro d'esordio: "Il porto sepolto". Simpatia e interesse per la "Diana" dimostrò anche B. Croce, che vi pubblicò nel 1916 due articoli.” Così Diz. Biografico Italiani,LXX, p. 656 - Salaris “Storia del Futurismo”, p. 82.

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        The Old Man of the Mountain

      Henry Frowde Hodder and Stoughton London (1916) - First Edition. Cyrus Cuneo dustjacket art and frontispiece, illustrated by Rene Bull. Bleiler listed fantasy novel (presumably intended for young adults) of a lost civilization set among the southern slopes of the Himalayas in either an unexplored region of northern India or southern Tibet. Bob Jackson and Alan Mackenzie stumble upon an unknown civilization ruled by the Old Man in the Mountain. "Set in the Himalayas and featuring an Antihero who uses high Technology tools to maintain his rule" [Encyclopedia of Science Fiction]. Very scarce in dustjacket. Attractive Near Fine copy, some foxing to early pages, in Very Good dustjacket, chipping at spine ends and edges of front panel, closed tears with some old archival tape mends at verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Green Branches

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. 'JS' Bound by 'AS' [BINDING]. STEPHENS, James. Green Branches. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. First American Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 11/16 inches; 208 x 145 mm.). 32 unnumbered leaves printed on one side only. Bound in 1922, stamp-signed "A - S 1922" in gilt on rear turn-in. Full dark green levant morocco, covers decoratively tooled in gilt with a framework of flowers and stems surrounding a gilt ruled border which in turn surrounds another gilt border with similar floral tools in the corners and top and lower edges. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled with the same floral design in compartments. Gilt ruled board edges, and wide turn-ins with triple gilt rules and the same gilt flower ornaments in the corners, all edges gilt. Minimal darkening to spine. A very fine example. Although we have been unable to ascertain the identity of "A - S" this binding is most likely by a student of one of the great binders of the early twentieth century. It is unusual inasmuch as all of the six spine panels have been decoratively tooled in gilt - but with no lettering. James Stephens (1880-1950) was an Irish novelist and poet. By the early 1900s James was increasingly inclined to socialism and the Irish language and by 1912 was a dedicated Irish Republican. He was a close friend of the 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh, who was then editor of "The Irish Review" and deputy headmaster in St Enda's, the radical bilingual school run by P.H. Pearse and would be manager of the Irish Theatre, and spent much time with MacDonagh in 1911. He produced many retellings of Irish myths and fairy tales. His retellings are marked by a rare combination of humor and lyricism -Deirdre (1923) and Irish Fairy Tales (1920) are often especially praised. He also wrote several original novels including The Crock of Gold, Etched in Moonlight, and Demi-Gods based loosely on Irish fairy tales. The Crock of Gold in particular has achieved enduring popularity. Stephens began his career as a poet under the tutelage of George William Russell, 1867-1935, the Irish writer, editor, critic and poet who wrote with the pseudonym "Æ". His first book of poems, Insurrections, was published in 1909. Green Branches contains three poems (The Autumn in Ireland: 1915; The Spring in Ireland: 1916 and Joy be with us) was written just before The Easter Rising (also know as the Easter Rebellion), an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter week. Stephens's influential account of the 1916 Easter Rising, The Insurrection in Dublin, describes the effect of the deaths by execution of his friend Thomas MacDonagh and others. Stephens lived between Paris, London and Dublin. During the 1930s he was a friend of James Joyce, and they mistakenly believed that they shared a birthday. Joyce, who was concerned about his ability to finish what later became Finnegans Wake, proposed that Stephens assist him, with the authorship credited to JJ & S (for "Jameses Joyce & Stephens", but also a pun on the popular Irish whiskey made by John Jameson & Sons). The plan was never implemented, as Joyce was able to complete the work on his own.

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        Fairy Tales

      New York: Brentano's N.d. [1916]. 320 pp. Publisher's original grey cloth with pictorial onlay to front board and decorative design in black to front board & spine. Top edge gilt. Spotting and staining to rear board. Spine uniformly darkened to beige. Spotting to endpapers. Internally fresh and clean. Pictorial title page. With sixteen full-page tipped-in colour plates by Harry Clarke. Additional full-page black & white illustrations also by Clarke. A Good binding, due to the staining to the rear board, while internally a Very Good copy. Harry Clarke's first book. . Good. Decorated Cloth. First US Edition. 1916. 4to..

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        Ackermann] The History of Rugby School; Dedicated, by Permission, to the Noblemen and Gentleman Trustees of that Institution

      R. Ackermann, London 1916 - Folio. Bound in 19th century three-quarters vellum, cloth sides. 14 x 11 inches (35 x 28 cm); [1] ff., 34 pp., Five superb hand-colored aquatint engravings. As noted in Abbey Scenery 438, Ackermann's The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster., which included Rugby, was available for sale by the school. The headmaster of Rugby at this time was the Reverend John Wooll, notorious for his floggings; after his resignation in 1828, he was succeeded by the redoubtable Thomas Arnold, whose reforms long influenced English education. Slight loss of cloth to front board (about 2 x .5 inches), some offsetting from plates, occasional minor foxing. Overall very good copy of a nice Ackermann printing [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Ackermann] The History of Rugby School; Dedicated, by Permission, to the Noblemen and Gentleman Trustees of that Institution

      London: R. Ackermann, 1916. First separate edition. Folio. Bound in 19th century three-quarters vellum, cloth sides. 14 x 11 inches (35 x 28 cm); [1] ff., 34 pp., Five superb hand-colored aquatint engravings. As noted in Abbey Scenery 438, Ackermann's The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster..., which included Rugby, was available for sale by the school. The headmaster of Rugby at this time was the Reverend John Wooll, notorious for his floggings; after his resignation in 1828, he was succeeded by the redoubtable Thomas Arnold, whose reforms long influenced English education. Slight loss of cloth to front board (about 2 x .5 inches), some offsetting from plates, occasional minor foxing. Overall very good copy of a nice Ackermann printing

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        Lustra . .

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1916, 1916. First edition, second impression which omitted several poems, one of about 800 copies printed. Gallup A11b; Connolly, Modern Movement, 35. Buckram a little soiled; endpapers lightly foxed; very good copy.. 8vo, original tan buckram lettered in dark blue. Frontis portrait after a photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn. The abridged text of Pound's Lustra, issued simultaneously with the privately printed issue. Bookplate of San Francisco poet Frederick W. Reid, designed by Jack Yeats, on the front paste-down.

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        Yoshiwara Keisei SHIN BIJUTSU AWASE JIHITSU KAGAMI

      1916. [EHON - FACSIMILE] Kitao MASANOBU [SANTO^ KYO^DEN]. Yoshiwara Keisei SHIN BIJUTSU AWASE JIHITSU KAGAMI. Tokyo: Yoshikawa Ko^bunkan, Taisho^ 5 [1916] Large orihon folding album [39.1 x 25.6 CM] reproducing in facsimile color woodcut this beautiful work originally issued by Tsutaya Juzaburo in 1784. Including one page of modern explanatory text as well as all the original text and images. 7 double o^ban size images of young courtesans printed along with examples of their poetry and calligraphy. Originally designed for the discerning collector of beauty: feminine, artistic and literary. This modern edition has worn covers but it is very well printed and quite lovely inside.

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        THE LITTLE DEMON

      1916 . Sologub, Feodor. THE LITTLE DEMON. Authorised translation by John Cournos and Richard Aldington. London: Martin Secker, c1916. 349pp., 15pp. ads/catalog. 8vo. Green cloth lettered in black. Previous owner's initials on first e.page, spine slightly darkened, with minor rubbing on crown and heel, near fine copy $500.00

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        Gaudier-Brzeska. A Memoir by Ezra Pound, Including the Published Writings of the Sculptor, and a Selection from His Letters with Thirty-Eight Illustrations, Consisting of Photographs of his Sculpture, and Four Portraits by Walter Benington, and Numerous Reproductions of Drawings

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head. 1916. First. First edition, later issue binding (one of 100 copies issued in 1927-1928). Quarto. Original green cloth gilt. Rubbing and slight fraying along the joints and corners, a faint ring on the front board (visible only with effort), still a near very good copy. Gallup A10. .

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        The Silver Spoon

      New York: Moffat, Yard. 1916. First. First edition. Publisher's dummy, printing the preliminary matter and the first few pages, with all other pages blank, near fine, with remnants of the dustwrapper laid in. Although not signed, Reginald Wright Kauffman's own copy with a single pencil correction in the text. Neither OCLC or the Library of Congress record copies of this title, and we are tempted to conjecture that it was never published. From a large collection of books we recently purchased from his library. Kauffman was born and lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, although he also maintained homes in Switzerland and Bath, Maine. After graduating from Harvard in 1900, he wrote dozens of stories, mysteries, children's books, and non-fiction titles. He was the editor of the Bangor, Maine Daily News from 1941-1947. His novel The House of Bondage was widely praised, specifically by Emma Goldman, as the first serious attempt to explore the problem of women and prostitution. .

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        Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments

      NY: Mitchell Kennerley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1916. First Printing. Hard Cover. Inscribed by Emanuel Morgan on the ffep. One of only 660 published. Publisher's light gray paper covered boards with black lettering and decoration on covers, black lettering on spine. Published by the American poets Arthur Davidson Ficke and Witter Bynner under the pseudonyms of Anne Knish and Emanuel Morgan. Irritated by such new poetic schools as the Imagists, the Futurists, and the Vorticists, Bynner invented the spoof school of "Spectrism" and Ficke joined him in the hoax. They concocted a batch of Spectrist poems (with the help of ten bottles of scotch), Bynner writing as Emanuel Morgan and Fiske as Anne Knish. Kennerley, in on the hoax, published the book in the fall of 1916. Ficke designed the cover and, as Anne Knish, wrote a solemn (and delightful) Introduction. They invented biographies for the Morgan and Knish, and the book was praised by such critics as Edgar Lee Masters, John Gould Fletcher, Eunice Tietjiens, Alfred Kreymborg, and in Reedy's Mirror. Additional poems were published in Poetry, Reedy's Mirror, and The Little Review. After the hoax was exposed in April of 1918, the critics retaliated by insisting that the Spectra poems were better than anything written by Bynner or Ficke. They set out to satirize the high seriousness of "Imagism," "futurism," and the pretensions of literary movements in general, but the hoax was taken seriously by the public, the press, and more than a few poets. This is a presentation copy inscribed on the front blank leaf in Bynner's hand "For Ladd Haystead / these laughs and others / from / Emanuel Morgan / Santa Fe / Fiesta Time 1926." . Head and heel of spine are rubbed and slightly chipped, light wear to covers and tips, a couple of faint spots on front cover near bottom edge, pencil notation by former owner about edition on rep, else unmarked, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xii, 66 pp. Signed by Author .

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        Keilschrifttexte aus Boghazkoi

      Leipzig, Germany: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1916. Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text nur in deutscher Sprache, nicht in Englisch. These issues are numbers 30 and 36 (for last two "Hefte") of the series Wissenschaftliche Veroffentlichung der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft. Six volumes bound in two. Issues published between 1916 and 1921. 13.75 x 9.75 inches. Heavy-duty black buckram binding with gilt-stamped lettering and rules to spines. Spine heads and tails gently bumped, with fairly sharp corners. The binding shows moderate shelfwear, with very light soiling to the covers. Text blocks firmly bound in. The central portion of front wrapper of the first volume appears pasted on blank page preceding first preliminary text. All other original wrappers are present, with some edge wear, small tears and/or chipping. Pages are clean and unmarked, except for the very occasional annotation in light pencil. The first volume with 88, 80 and 80 pages. The second volume with 80, 72 and 84 pages. Many plates consisting of drawings of cuneiform writing. A Very Good Minus set. This is a rare two-volume compilation of the first six numbers of this publication of the German Oriental Society.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Minus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        A HOOSIER HOLIDAY

      1916 - DREISER, Theodore. A HOOSIER HOLIDAY. Illustrated by Franklin Booth. NY: John Lane, 1916. Thick 8vo., cloth & decorative boards in dust jacket. First Edition, first state, with "The war! The war! They were chasing" in the last paragraph on p. 173. In the first issue binding with a green buckram spine. Signed by Dreiser on the title page and dated by him 1919. Very Good (corners of boards worn- which is not unusual with this title; little darkening or bit of soil boards; binding & text tight & clean); little edgewear (few small chips but pretty nice) d/j. Uncommon to locate a nice, signed copy in the dust jacket! $500.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Wappen bürgerlicher Geschlechter Deutschlands und der Schweiz. (= J. Siebmacher‘s grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch in einer neuen, vollständig geordneten und reich vermehrten Auflage mit heraldischen und historisch-genealogischen Erläuterungen, Bd. 5, Abt. 1-10). 10 Bände.

      Nürnberg, Verlag von Bauer und Raspe, 1857-1916. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einbände berieben u. tlw. etw. bestoßen. Rücken etw. verblasst. Wenige der lithogr. Titel gelockert bzw. gelöst. Vereinzelte kl. Randläsuren (ein lithogr. Titel mit stärkeren u. auch mit Randeinrissen). Textteile etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 4°. Mit 10 kolor. lithogr. bzw. chromolithogr. farb. Titeln u. zahlr. Wappendarstellungen auf 998 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln. Zus. ca. 900 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentitel u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pirates! Or, the Cruise of the Black Revenge a Tale of the Spanish Main

      Chicago: Brothers of the Book. Good. 1916. First Edition. Softcover. The scarce larger format first edition, published by Brothers of the the Book. Black wrappers with red imprint have fold splits, chips and tears up to half an inch, and wear at the spine. Uncut pages are lightly foxed. A booklet illustrated by the woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, wtih the text in verse from poet Kendall Banning opposite the 13 woodcuts. ; Woodcuts; 10 3/4" x 8 1/4" .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1916 - 1916 Wisden Publishers Rebind (+) with Covers similar to HB.

      1916. Hi, This lot is an 1916 Original Wisden , Rebound with covers. The binding is a rebind but the outside boards look identical to that of a hardback, so not quite a a publishers rebind, but I've marked it up as such above as it is akin to it. This book is in Very good condition. There are a couple of marks to the front board but inside it is very white and clean , odd spot but very few, no trimming, a fabulous looking book, could be a 9/10,

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        THE GIRL AND THE FAUN

      London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, 1916. Quarto, 77 pages, plus publisher's ads. First Edition, in original brown cloth with pictorial cover and pictorial paper spine label. Four full page color plates by Frank Brangwyn, including frontispiece. Beautifully printed in black with a tan ornamental border on each page. ORIGINAL DUST WRAPPER, repeating the cover design of the book as well as the spine label. The book is pristine and the dust wrapper is nearly so, astonishingly bright and unfaded. A few tiny marginal chips, entirely as issued including the original red price sticker of 7/6. Occasionally it will seem to be far easier to locate a limited edition of a book than the trade edition in pristine condition. Such is the case with this book. A superb copy of a handsome book reflecting the Arts and Crafts period of design.

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        Trifles in Sculpture, from the Collection of J. H. P

      J. J. Waddington, Privately Printed, London 1916 - [70pp.]. 32 sepia plates with descriptions on opposite page. A privately printed book of the author's collection of sculpture. Printed on handmade paper. G+ : in Good+ condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and bumped with slight darkening of spine. Contents very good Blue paper covered boards with white linen spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tidskrift för Schack, Volume 22

      iv+362 pages with index, diagrams, plates and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") issued in wrappers. Includes numbers 8 & 9 Nordiska Schackforbundets Sjunde Kongress Med Turneringar Kipenhamn 2-16 Juli 1946. Volume XXII (22), 12 issues. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6345). First edition. This is one of the world's oldest chess magazines still published. Official organ of the Nordic Chess Federation from 1895 to 1922; since 1923 of the Swedish Chess Federation. No index was published for the volumes 1926 to 1934. Ludvig was President of the Swedish Chess Association from 1917 to 1939. The Master Class Tournament was won by Paul F Johner with a clear 5 points, followed with a tie for two through four by Max Marchand, Orla Hermann Kraus and Otto Loewenborg just half point behind with 4.5. In sole fifth place was Sven O Svensson. Tied for six and seventh place was Johannes Giersing and Hjalmar Gustaf Nyholm with 2.5 points each. The eighth spot was regulated to Ernst Jacobson with 1.5 points. Condition: Some edge wear with age darkening to edges else a very good set.

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        A Summarized Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of Japan (Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan) & The Coins of Shanghai: An Unwritten Chapter in the History of the "Capital in the Far East" & The Tracey Woodward Collection of Japan

      1916. Softcover. g. Scarce convolute of two works (and one auction catalogue) by one of the most famous and foremost Japanese stamp and coin collectors of the 20th century. Alphonse Marie Tracey Woodward started collecting stamps early in his live. He expanded his collecting into coins when he moved to China in 1916. He became well-known in the coin collector's world by publishing articles in "The China Journal." In 1936, the articles were combined in "The Minted 10 Cash Coins of China." Eight years earlier he also wrote a key work on Japanese stamps entitled "The Postage Stamps of Japan and Dependencies."1) Vol. XXXIV: Part III. of "Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan." 1906, Yokohama. Kelly & Walsh, Ltd. 8vo. 90pp. Original printed wraps. Illustrated with 86 b/w photographic reproductions of Japanese postage stamps from the date of the reformed Postal System in 1871up until 1900. Rear wrapper detached but present. Chipping and tearing to edges of wraps. Lacking backstrip. Wraps in poor, interior in very good condition.2) The Coins of Shanghai: An Unwritten Chapter in the History of the "Capital in the Far East". No. 3 of Bulletin of the Numismatic Society of China. Reprinted from "The China Journal," Vol. XXVII, No. 2, August, 1937, pp. 64-78. 4to. Original printed wraps. 15pp. Illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions of coins & tokens from Shanghai. Some age wear, sunning and creasing on wraps. Wraps in fair, interior in overall very good condition.3) The Tracey Woodward Collection of Japan. Monday to Wednesday, June 26th, 27th and 28th. ND (1939). 4to. Original color wraps. Rare auction catalogue. The auction was held by H. R. Harmer in London from June 26 - 28, 1939. Illustrated with two full pages of color photographic reproductions & b/w plates of stamps as well as a b/w photograph of A. M. Tracey Woodward. Original auction bidding form laid-in. Some age wear, staining and creasing on wraps. Head of spine bumped affecting pages throughout. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce convolute in overall good to very good condition.

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