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         Le Meraviglie del Mondo Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì

      Società Editrice Libraria - Milano, MILANO 1914 - Le Meraviglie del Mondo - Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì ITALIANO Volume dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in mezzatela con angoli, dorso in tessuto con elementi decorativi e caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in cartone rigido, diversi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli lievemente bruniti, pagine, in carta patinata, in ottimo stato. Riccamente illustrato con 492 fotografie in b. e n., in testo e fuori testo e XIV tavole a colori riproducenti disegni e dipinti. A cura degli illustri viaggiatori: Sir Harry Johnston, Alan H. Burgoyne, Perceval Landon, J. Thomson, e altri. I volume della collana Le Meraviglie del Mondo - Illustrazione popolare delle più portentose opere della natura e dell'uomo esistenti oggidì La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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         Rudolf Hausner. Werkverzeichnis. Vorzugsausgabe mit Originalgrafik.

      - Rudolf Hausner (1914-1995) gehörte zu den Begründern der Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus. In seiner Kunst visualisierte er Elemente des Unbewussten mit realistischer, akribischer Ausführung selbst der Details. In einem oft Jahre dauernden Entstehungsprozess schuf er großflächige Tafeln wie »Die Arche des Odysseus« oder »Großer Laokoon«. In vielen seiner Bilder kehren Erinnerungsstücke der Kindheit als symbolisches Inventar zurück. In diesem Buch wird Hausners Werk vollständig vorgestellt. Der auf 999 Exemplare limitierten Vorzugsausgabe liegt die farbig angereicherte Originalgrafik »Das Farbenalphabet des Künstlers« bei, nummeriert und vom Künstler signiert. 12,5 x 18 cm, 320 Seiten, zahlr. farb. u. s/w-Abb., . Halbleinen mit Titelschild in Klappbox, Originalgrafik (11,5 x 17 cm), nummeriert, signiert, limitiert (999 Exemplare). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Frölich und Kaufmann]
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         Why the Dollar is Shrinking

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. (Dated title page "1914" with "Set up and electrotyped. September, 1914" on copyright page.) 233 p, (4). Very Good condition. No jacket. Lettering on front cover worn. A bit of light mottling to cloth, corners bumped. A true first of neoclassical economist Irving Fisher's treatise on monetary theory.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         Sammelband mit 5 Ausgaben aus der Reihe der Sturm-Bücher. I: Sancta Susanna. IV: Die Heidebraut. V: Erwachen. VIII: Kräfte. XI: Geschehen.

      Berlin im Verlag der Sturm - 1917 1914 - Kl.-8° ( 18,5 : 12,2 cm). Roter Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel von Karl Mauer, Darmstadt. 20, 24, 30, 31 und 32 Seiten mit einer Vignette auf der ersten Seite. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Gutes, sauberes Exemplar. WG 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. - Mit Ausnahme von Sancta Susanna handelt es sich um Erstausgaben FLUR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat und Buchhandlung Carl Wegner]
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         The History of Magic

      Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. (Similar to first English edition of 1913, stating "Printed in England" on copyright page. No additional printings indicated on copyright and title pages. Front flap ad for "Ephemeris to 1915," which would only have been advertised in 1914.) xxxiv + 536 pp. Illustrated plates. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, tissue-guarded frontis of the author. Near Fine in about Good dust jacket. Wear to front hinge, it and rear hinge are a bit free. A few tiny, light spots on edges. Gilt lettering quite strong and bright. As for jacket, front and back panels present nicely but front panel detached from spine; chips at head, tail, and two in center of spine panel, one of which is adjacent to a closed tear. Scratch near tail. Chipping along top edge. A touch of very light soiling. Scarce as a first American edition (more so than the previous year's English edition), let alone in its jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         Weg durch eine Dünenlandschaft ( möglicherweise Hiddensee ), Öl auf Leinwand, links unten undeutlich signiert und wohl (19)14 datiert.

      1914 - Bildmaß ca. 61 x 78 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß ca. 68 x 85 cm ). Das Bild etwas berieben und eingedunkelt ( eine Reinigung wäre wohl ratsam ), zu den Außenrändern hin mit Randläsionen wohl bedingt durch unpassende alte Rahmung. ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand, hier nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XXX, Seite361 ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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         North of Boston

      New York: Henry Holt, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American Edition, First Printing, with date of 1914 on the title page, and statement of First Edition. One of only 150 copies published by Henry Holt in 1914, following a British edition from David Nutt consisting of 350 copies. Bound with sheets bought by Holt of the first issue from Nutt. In Very Good condition, lacking the dust jacket. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Spine label shows chipping. Sunning to spine label and boards. Boards show light soiling, rubbing and wear at corners and rubbing to edges.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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         THE SINGLE HOUND

      1914. Poems of a Lifetime. With an Introduction by her Niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1914. Original white paper-covered boards with white cloth spine. First (and only) Edition of the fourth collection of Emily Dickinson's verse. This copy is from the first (1914) printing, which consisted of a mere 595 copies; there was a second printing of 293 more copies the following year, but that was it.After Emily died in 1886, her sister Lavinia asked their brother's wife Susan to edit and collect the poems that Emily had written on scraps of paper and squirreled away in her bedroom; however, Susan was slow at this task, and Lavinia gave the project -- which became three separate volumes -- to Mabel Loomis Todd instead (the woman with whom Susan's husband Austin had been having a years-long affair!). These SINGLE HOUND poems were those that "Aunt Emily" sent periodically across the lawn to her "Sister Sue" (actually sister-in-law) at The Evergreens, Emily's brother Austin's home next door in Amherst; thus they were not among the ones posthumously discovered in Emily's bedroom, and one can imagine that Susan had no desire to hand hers over to Mabel. Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson died in 1913, soon after which her daughter put together this fourth collection of Emily's poems and provided the lengthy Introduction.~This is an attractive copy, fine except for very light soil on the white boards. The book was issued without a dust jacket -- only with an unprinted glassine wrapper and open-spine box (neither present). Tough to find in any better condition. Myerson A5.1.a; Blanck 4669.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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         Two photograph albums relating to Singapore

      Album containing 34 silver gelatine photographs, various sizes (between 12x10cm and 10,5x8cm) with manuscript captions. 8vo. Bound in contemporary cloth. The other album (entitled "Singapore on the accession of King George V, 1910") containing 48 silver gelatine photographs, (measuring 10x7,5cm). 8vo. Bound in contemporary decorated boards. Overall in very good condition. Singapore, 1910-

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         THE SINGLE HOUND

      1914. Poems of a Lifetime. With an Introduction by her Niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1914. Original white paper-covered boards with white cloth spine. First (and only) Edition of the fourth collection of Emily Dickinson's verse. This copy is from the first (1914) printing, which consisted of a mere 595 copies; there was a second printing of 293 more copies the following year, but that was it. After Emily died in 1886, her sister Lavinia asked their brother's wife Susan to edit and collect the poems that Emily had written on scraps of paper and squirreled away in her bedroom; however, Susan was slow at this task, and Lavinia gave the project -- which became three separate volumes -- to Mabel Loomis Todd instead (the woman with whom Susan's husband Austin had been having a years-long affair!). These SINGLE HOUND poems were those that "Aunt Emily" sent periodically across the lawn to her "Sister Sue" (actually sister-in-law) at The Evergreens, Emily's brother Austin's home next door in Amherst; thus they were not among the ones posthumously discovered in Emily's bedroom, and one can imagine that Susan had no desire to hand hers over to Mabel. Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson died in 1913, soon after which her daughter put together this fourth collection of Emily's poems and provided the lengthy Introduction.~This is an attractive copy, fine except for very light soil on the white boards. The book was issued without a dust jacket -- only with an unprinted glassine wrapper and open-spine box (neither present). Tough to find in any better condition. Myerson A5.1.a; Blanck 4669.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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         LETOPIS VOINY CHRONICLES OF WAR 1914-1917

      St Petersburg, RUS: Dubensky, 1914. LETOPIS VOINY CHRONICLES OF WAR 1914-1917 TSARIST WWI MILITARY MAGAZINE FULL SET A complete set of 132 issues of 'Letopis Voiny 1914-1917' [Chronicles of War, 1914-1917].Edited and published by Dmitri Dubensky, printed at the official court printers, Golike and Vilborg in St. Petersburg.Dubensky, a prominent Russian journalist, edited and published this rare pictorial periodical of patriotic propaganda that covered all the fronts of WWI. Thousands of photographs, portraits, maps, drawings and diagrams follow the progress and eventual failure of the imperial Russian forces against the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey. The text includes official orders, circulars, reports from the war, and correspondence from The Front. This run also provides an extraordinary eyewitness account in both word and picture of the final days of Romanov rule.Minor wear with some loss along edges, staple rust, and a few have loose or detached covers. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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         THE SINGLE HOUND: POEMS OF A LIFETIME

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1914. FIRST EDITION. This is an unsurpassable copy of the first appearance of 142 poems by Dickinson (1830-86), along with an introduction by her niece, Martha Bianchi, that offers a glimpse of the private poet known only to her intimates. Bianchi depicts a fanciful, fairy-like creature who took great delight in her nieces and nephew, while influencing their perception of the world. Her niece observes, "her wit was our unconscious standard of others, her pitiless directness of thought our revelation, while her sweetness was like nothing but that of her own favorite jasmine flowers. . . . Fascination was her element." The title references Dickinson's choice of a secluded life, "The Soul condemned to be / Attended by a single Hound / Its own identity." Bianchi defends this choice, asserting that "she was not daily-bread. She was star-dust. . . . Nothing could have compensated her for the forfeit of that 'single hound,' her 'own Identity.'" While copies of this work do appear on the market, the easily-soiled binding in almost never seen in such spotless condition as it is here.. 200 x 135 mm. (7 7/8 x 5 1/4"). Introduction by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's ivory cloth-backed boards. In an excellent ivory cloth chemise and matching slipcase. BAL 4669. AN IMMACULATE COPY, with none of the soiling that usually affects the cream-colored binding. This is an unsurpassable copy of the first appearance of 142 poems by Dickinson (1830-86), along with an introduction by her niece, Martha Bianchi, that offers a glimpse of the private poet known only to her intimates. Bianchi depicts a fanciful, fairy-like creature who took great delight in her nieces and nephew, while influencing their perception of the world. Her niece observes, "her wit was our unconscious standard of others, her pitiless directness of thought our revelation, while her sweetness was like nothing but that of her own favorite jasmine flowers. . . . Fascination was her element." The title references Dickinson's choice of a secluded life, "The Soul condemned to be / Attended by a single Hound / Its own identity." Bianchi defends this choice, asserting that "she was not daily-bread. She was star-dust. . . . Nothing could have compensated her for the forfeit of that 'single hound,' her 'own Identity.'" While copies of this work do appear on the market, the easily-soiled binding in almost never seen in such spotless condition as it is here.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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         La Connestable. Illustrations & Eaux-fortes de A. Robida.

      Paris, 1914 - En feuilles, sous chemise de demie percaline à rabats éditeur. Conte imagé, illustré de 66 eaux-fortes, dont 1 frontispice et 12 grandes compositions dans le texte en couleurs, aquarellées à la main par Robida, et de 53 encadrements, le tout protégé par des serpentes.Tirage strictement limité à 40 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 24 exemplaires sur hollande teinté, contenant une suite sur Chine de toutes les gravures. Un des Robida les plus rares, tiré à 40 exemplaires. Monod, 781. Bel exemplaire tel que paru. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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         La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak).

      Bruxelles: Paul Lacomblez. 1914 - Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A truly magnificent binding in pristine condition by Paul Affolter with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling with onlays to the panels and framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and free endpapers. Number 50 of 75 copies on 'japon imperial' with an extra suite of colour plates. In the original felt lined and leather trimmed slipcase also signed by Affolter. Based on an obscure 16th century romance, Coster's masterpiece tells of the adventures of a Flemish prankster, Thyl Ulenspiegel, during the wars of the Reformation in the Netherlands and became popular all over the world. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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         Drinks

      The Hotel Monthly Press 1914 - The Global Cary Collection is hereby presenting (2) glorious copies of this classic mixology Title: 'Drinks' by Jacques Staub, formerly wine steward of The Blackstone, Chicago, and The Pendennis Club, Louisville!~ in saddle leatherette with gilt title lettering!~ Cheers!~ On offer exclusively through The Cary Collection @ $500.~ per 'deluxe' copy!~ Language: eng Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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         Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children

      London: Constable & Co, 1914. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Fine copy. In green cloth slipcase with chemise and black leather spine label. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Artist Muirhead Bone. Inscribed on the half title "from Bernard Shaw / to Muirhead Bone / 9th June 1920. / Muirhead Bone - to the Steep Memorial Village Club." Laurence A128

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         Ancient Double-entry Bookkeeping. Denver, John B. Geijsbeek

      1914 - Large 4to, 182pp, original boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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         Misalliance, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's First Play. With a Treatise on Parents and Children

      London: Constable & Co, 1914. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pale green cloth. Fine copy. In green cloth slipcase with chemise and black leather spine label. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to the Artist Muirhead Bone. Inscribed on the half title "from Bernard Shaw / to Muirhead Bone / 9th June 1920. / Muirhead Bone - to the Steep Memorial Village Club." Laurence A128

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         Hebdomadaire le Miroir du 30 août 1914 au 9 février 1919 (sans n°126, 221 et 222)

      - Dates de parutions: du 30/08/1914 au 09/02/1919

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         Hand-embroidered notebook.

      [1914]. Octavo. Contemporary grey cloth over boards, with white cloth covering hand-embroidered in black thread for a full floral panelling, hand-printed patterned endpapers, all edges dyed yellow. The pages blank within. Fine. This charming notebook, blank within, was hand-bound and decorated to a decidedly Bloomsbury aesthetic by Harriette Anne Morrell (1842-1924), and inscribed to her daughter-in-law Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) in pencil on the first blank, "To Dear Ottoline from H.A.M. July. 1914". Harriette Morrell, the mother of Philip Morrell, was an accomplished artist and needleworker. After her death a memorial exhibition catalogue of her work, Harriette Anne Morrell: A Description of Herself and Some of her Needlework and Painting, Edited by Her Son was published by Basil Blackwell in 1925.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Photo Album]: New England and Transportation

      Lynn, Massachusetts 1914 - Oblong octavo. String-tied black leather covered boards measuring 5.5" x 8". An album of 41 photographs sepia toned with some hand coloring affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Photos measure from 3.5" x 5" to 2.5" x 3.5". Some rubbing on the boards, slight curling, and some toning else about near fine. A collection of photographs from 1913 into 1914 of New England and upstate New York featuring a variety of activities and landscapes from the turn of the century. Included are photographs of crashing waves off the coast of Lynn, Massachusetts, a few inlets, and a "storm surf" from Nahant. There are also pictures of the D and H Railroad running along lake Champlain, sone of the track itself and one of a locomotive in motion. The images from 1914 are of views from Syracuse and Skaneateles New York. Included are the Skaneateles train and people riding an early Indian motorbike and a woman captioned Alida R. Curry posing in front of a car. At the end of the album are scenes from a trip to Lake Ontario and Cedar Lake, New York. Vivid images of early transportation at the turn of the century.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Das schmerzliche Meer. Frühe und neue Gedichte.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Eins von 100 nummerierten und vom Verfasser signierten Exemplaren davon erschienen 10 Exemplare auf Japanpapier mit einem Holzschnitt von Conrad Felixmüller in Ganzleder. - Rheiner kam 1914 als einer der Jüngsten in die exzentrische Gesellschaft des Cafés des Westens, wo er schnell Anschluss fand. Besonders engen Kontakt pflegte er dort mit Johannes R. Becher, der sich zu dieser Zeit durch Narkotika und vorgetäuschte Sucht dem Wehrdienst entzog. Diese Idee, wohl von Hardekopf kommend, sollte für Rheiner erfolglos bleiben und den Beginn seiner Abhängigkeit bedeuten. Gleichzeitig fasste er hier den Entschluss, sich als Dichter zu verdingen und so erschienen bereits im Folgejahr erste Arbeiten u.a. in Pfemferts ?Aktion?. Vom Dienst an der Front suspendiert und nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, verfiel Rheiner endgültig dem Lebensstil der Bohème und seiner Sucht. Die Vormittage verschlief er, die Nachmittage saß er die meiste Zeit im Romanischen Café, wo er bis in die Abendstunden blieb, um dann, heimgekehrt, des Nachts zu schreiben. Seine Texte fanden in den bedeutenden spätexpressionistischen Blättern Veröffentlichung. Überdies beteiligte sich Rheiner an der Gründung der ?Expressionistischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden?, worauf die Einrichtung des ?Dresdner Verlages von 1917? folgte, in dem, bis auf eine Ausnahme, alle seine selbstständigen Publikationen erschienen. Die letzten Jahre verbrachte er vereinsamt und vergessen an verschiedenen Orten, meist ohne feste Bleibe, bis er an einer Überdosis Morphium verstarb. (Vgl. Thomas Rietzschel. In: Walter Rheiner. Kokain. Lyrik, Prosa, Briefe. Leipzig 1985, S. 285-303.) - Einbandkanten stark berieben, Bll. teils stockfleckig. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 245. 3. - Jentsch 40.

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         A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p. 1914 - The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and . several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast." Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner. After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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         Wright Brothers

      April 24, 1914. Autograph Letter Signed “Katharine Wright,” 3p, 5” x 6.5”, two conjoined sheets, front & verso. Dayton, Ohio, April 24, 1914. To Mrs. Needham. Second page toned. Third page has 2003 Wright Brothers and 2002 U.S. flag stamps affixed with Chico, CA December 17, 2003 postmark between the two. Fourth blank page bears the 37¢ Wright Brothers 2003 stamp with pictorial December 17, 2003 Kill Devil Hills, N.C., cancellation. Light wear at folds. Fine condition.

In part, “Surely it was not that I did not appreciate your ‘shower’ of daffodils and hyacinths and jellies that I have been so tardy in thanking you but because I have been in such vile moods that I didn’t want to go near my desk … Father (and the rest of us) have been sampling his grape jelly to such an extent that one glass is gone…”

Katharine became familiar with her older brothers’ business affairs. She and Orville joined Wilbur in Pau, France, early in 1909. While in Pau, Katharine flew as a passenger with Wilbur in front of British King Edward VII. Because her brothers were basically shy, she would do much of the talking to potential buyers. European newspapers called her the “third Wright brother” in jest and when the Wrights left France, the French awarded all three of them the Legion of Honor. When Wilbur died in 1912, Kate became an officer in the Wright Company.

The National Aeronautic Association’s Katharine Wright Award was established in 1981 by the Gates Learjet Corporation and is made annually to a woman who has contributed to the success of others, or made a personal contribution to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation and space flight over an extended period of time.


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         A Vocabulary of Criminal Slang with some examples of common usages

      Portland, OR: [Modern Printing Co, 1914]. First Edition. Collection of slang compiled in collaboration with C.R. Hellyer, a member of the City Detective Department of Portland, Oregon. Includes 430 terms and their geographies; many of these are still current (a "buck" for a dollar; a "chump" for an inferior), others outdated ("dony"--a prostitute, derived from the Hebrew "yoni"; "jerve," as used by pickpockets, in reference to a vest pocket). Of the terms included the authors write that "criminal idiom is largely an ingenious combination of epithet suggested by similitude." Octavo (20cm.); original decorative tan card wrappers printed in brown and green, yapp edges, original textured glassine dust jacket; 103pp. Very minimal chipping to dust jacket extremities, else a Near Fine copy.

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         Canada and Its Provinces - 23 Volumes

      Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1914 Archives Edition, subtitled: "A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates." Twenty-two volumes plus index. Tan cloth with gilt titling on green leather spine labels, blind-stamped simple borders on fronts and backs, top text block edges are gilt, coloured end papers, sepia frontispiece with captioned tissue-guard, illustrated with sepia and colour plates, facsimiles of letters with captioned tissue-guards. The set shows some light edge wear. Please contact us for a more detailed condition report. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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         Light of Western Stars

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1914 - Copyright date is 1914, First edition, First printing [M-N] A beautiful copy of the true first edition. Impressed cover of gold stars over mountains on front cover. Color frontis. Blue Decorated Cloth. Western Americana, No tears, bent pages nor any writing. NO DUST JACKET. Shelf wear to the edges and the head and toe of the spine is moderate.Slight fading/wear spine and light markings else Very Good. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Royal Artillery Training in World War One, Harfleur.

      ANON: Album of pen and wash images of Royal Artillery Training in World War One, Harfleur. Pp 46 including Royal Artillery badge on the first page. Bound in original watercolour book , new endpapers. Approx 19 cm x 12 cm landscape format.The images, which show a rather grim humour are well executed and show aspects of training from arrival of new recruits ["draft"] to going up the line in French railway trucks " 40 Hommes 8 Chevaux". Draftees are shown as largely untidy and undisciplined. Camp life is represented in images showing stores, fire drill, pulling a water cart, returning from leave, leaking tents, sporting activities, the tailor's shop, the concert party, the barber's shop, before and after fumigation, etc The watercolours seem to have been produced at the Royal Artillery training camp at Harfleur, near Havre, which was situated in hilly country seen in several images. The penultimate painting shows a tram " the last car from Le Havre " with "Harfleur *Harvre" as the destination. The training camps themselves were often staffed by elderly officers, again, shown in some of the images. Our research bears this out; Pte Charles Jones, 8th Royal Sussex Regiment wrote in letter to his wife [15th September, 1914] " One of the most pitiful things here is the incompetence of our instructors. They are nearly all illiterates and most have been out of the army some10 years. One slouches about in a bowler hat and confessed he does not understand some of the drills. The company Sergeant-Major is a weak, stupid fellow, looks 55 or 60, doesn't know his business" [ citation: Spartacus Educational] Conditions in the training camps were well known to be uncomfortable, with many draftees housed in tents rather than huts. One image shows " 2 am. The drainage goes wrong in one of our new AI tents ". Despite the hardships, the images show humorous situations, which perhaps demonstrates a lack of awareness of the conditions faced by soldiers in the front line, but also shows how courageous and irrepressible they were. Condition is very good. The images had been disbound from the cover by a previous owner, but are now restored into the original binding .

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         Erste Kollektiv-Ausstellung in der Galerie Alfred Flechtheim Düsseldorf - Alleestr. 7 vom 18. Jänner bis 7. Februar 1914.

      Düsseldorf, Galerie Flechtheim, 1914 - 22 S., 1 Bl. mit zahlr. teils ganzseit. Textabb. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Katalogs der Galerie von Alfred Flechtheim, ein wichtiges Dokument zur Geschichte des deutschen Kunsthandels, gleichzeitig die erste Einzelausstellung von Heinrich Nauen, von großer Seltenheit. - Enthält als Vorwort abgedruckt einen von Walter Kaesbach an Heinrich Nauen verfassten Brief vom Silvester Tag 1913 über die gemeinsame rheinische Heimat und ein rheinisches Kunstverständnis sowie den Expressionismus (. Es widerstrebt mir auch, vom Expressionismus zu reden, in den man Sie hineinstecken wird.). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 Kl.-8°. OKart. (etw. gebräunt, Vorderdeckel mit Knickfalte). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Reach Offical: American League Baseball Guide for 1914

      A J REACH, PHILADELPHIA 1914 - text includes an annual compendium of base ball records containing a complete history of the american league's campaign, review of all other base ball leagues and associations, offical records of the american league and all other players, the offical 1914 playing rules and 1914 schedule of the american league and other statistics.general shelf wear, cover rubbed, corners bumped, spine edges are lightly chipping, unmarked tanned text, good binding, additional 3 centered staples at binding DATE PUBLISHED: 1914 EDITION: 640 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         A Midsummer Night's Dream

      Constable. Constable and Co. Ltd., London, 1914. FIRST HEATH ROBINSON EDITION, trade issue, in the first of three publisher's bindings. Quarto, 185 pages. With twelve mounted coloured plates and thirty-two black & white illustrations. All tissue guards intact. Mid-green cloth blocked in gilt and colours. binding lightly used, one some mild wear to the bottom and top of spine. Prize plate on the inside board. An attractive copy in a striking polychrome binding. Overall VERY GOOD . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1914.

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         Die Impressionisten. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin. Mit zwei Originalradierung von Renoir und einem Holzschnitt nach Cézanne. Zweite Auflage.

      - Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1914, in-8, leg. edit. in mezza pergamena, titolo in oro al dorso, pp. [8], 159. Con ill. n.t. e numerose tavv. f.t. fra le quali due puntesecche originali di Renoir e una xilografia originale di Beltrand da Cezanne, tutte e tre protette da veline. Le puntesecche di Renoir sono: "Le chapeau épinglé" (Delteil 6) e "Buste d'enfant" (Delteil 22). Ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p., 1914. Full Leather. Very good overall. The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and ... several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast."Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner.After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be a life-changing point in his personal finances, with a far better return than farming. The "Note" at the end describes Massafuero as the largest but one of the Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chili. It lies a few miles west of Mass Tierra, which "was the lonely residence of Alexander Selkirk, whose experience gave the idea to Defoe of his story of Robinson Crusoe..." Root returned home to Connecticut to find his family well. He is buried with many of them in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. Sml. folio, 73pp, typescript, printed on rectos only. Original limp blue-green morocco, gilt title on front board with a gilt ship device beneath, gilt rule around border, gilt inner dentelles, no title on spine. Pale marbled endpapers with the bookplate of William A. Rogers. Bound by Stikeman & Co. Spine and corners rubbed, the spine tanned, sml. split starting top of front cover. Text in excellent condition and the covers quite acceptable with the gilt bright. Much research on the publication of this account was done by William Reese & Co. who owned what appears to be the same book. In their description, they cite Root's own manuscript, the original of which has not been located. Photocopies of it exist, as well as a version by Root's daughter, who copied her fathers' account some years later. A rare publication, most likely issued by typescript in very limited numbers and specially bound.

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         Comus.

      Paris, 1914 - Demi-vélin, titre, auteur, illustrateur et éditeur dorés, plats de cartonnage crème, filet doré, titre doré orné d'un large motif doré, tête dorée, gardes illustrées, exemplaire non rogné. Ouvrage orné de 24 illustrations hors-texte en couleurs d'Arthur Rackham, tirées sur papier glacé et montées sur fond chamois. Elles sont protégées par des serpentes légendées. Illustrations en noir dans le texte. Tiré à 300 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'artiste.Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Prominent Pugilists of To-Day

      Max Goschen Ltd, London 1914 - This is a Near Fine Copy of this Book in light brown coloured boards with black title lettering to spine and upper cover,in a Good Only Dust-Jacket that has a 2.3'' middle section of the spine missing,with small 4mm chip to base of spine and general rubbing to the outer edges of the wrapper.The book remains lovely and bright with no external markings.The book has NO previous ownership inscriptions present.The binding is firm with NO hinge weakness,there are NO loose leaves and there are NO turned corners to the pages of text.There is a little light tanning to the page edges.The book comes complete with 16 wonderful black and white plates.Very Rare boxing title with it's dust-wrapper present and it now comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,8vo 160pp First Edition 1st Impression 8vo 160pp First Edition 1st Impression. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage Around the World Made by Joel Root 1802-1806

      N.p., 1914. Full Leather. Very good overall. The narrative of a four year trading voyage around the world as transcribed by the author's grandson-in-law. Joel Root (31 Aug 1770-12 Jan 1847), a native of Southington, Connecticut, was supercargo of the voyage of the ship Huron. The Huron's expedition spanned the four years between 1802 & 1806. The first leg of the voyage took them in search of seals amongst the islands west of the coast of Chili. The skins were eventually traded with the Chinese in Canton and the goods purchased there, presumably tea, porcelain and silks, then traded in Hamburg. From their the ship went on to St. Petersburg. and those goods were brought back for sale in New Haven Connecticut. These voyages, whether searching for furs or whale oil, were typical voyages for many New Englanders, and their China trade was the backbone of the wealth that accumulated in New England. There are many narratives of exploring expeditions recorded at this time but this is unusually detailed in the accounts of sailing, avoiding shipwreck, the getting of the seals, encounters with Chileans ad short imprisonment in Conception. The preliminary page states "Copy of the narrative of a voyage around the world, made by Joel Root during the years of 1802-1806, written by Doctor Emile B. Gardette of Philadelphia, from accounts of the said voyage given him by Mr. Root in the winter of 1838 while he was spending some months in Philadelphia with his grandaughter (sic) and her husband, Dr. Gardette, under the care of Dr. McClellan." According to the account Root lost his mother at two and his father at six. He was left in the care of his aged grandfather. At about 17, he entered Yale, where he remained for three semesters. It states that "the cause for his leaving was the tyrannical treatment to which the younger students were subjected by the elder." He married Eleanor Strong at age 18 and took up farming. By age 30, he had seven daughters and a reputation as an honest and hard working man. He was approached by several important early merchants of New Haven to be the supercargo and director of the voyage of the "Huron", under Captain Montthrop. They sailed to the Cape Verde Islands, Falkland Islands, Staten Island, round the Cape, Lobos Islands, St. Mary's, Arrepo and Massafuero. There is an account of Root dining with Don Manuel Martinez, commander of a Spanish frigate, whose home port was Conception. On board the Spanish ship, Root was treated to an elaborate dinner with "platters, plates, tumblers, forks and spoons of solid silver in great quantity, and ... several courses with change of plates, after the dessert there were still standing on the sideboard seventy-four silver plates of large size not used at the repast." Despite the hospitality, the commander delivered the message that Root and his men were to depart the island of Massafuero or be taken prisoner. After a short imprisonment at Conception, the ship left for the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), then to Canton. Root sold all the skins to a Hong merchant named Consegna. Becalmed in the Straits of Sunda with the ship "Ceres", the two ships were threatened by pirates, and successfully defended themselves. Here there is a reference to Australia; "Before leaving Canton, Mr. Root had heard of a schooner belonging to Port Jackson, having been taken in the Straits recently, and all hands put to the sword, probably by the same fleet." The ship arrived in Hamburg, sold its cargo and then sailed to St. Petersburg with letters of credit for that city, with which to purchase Russian goods for the American market. "After the sales at Hamburg he had upwards of twenty thousand dollars, of his own private funds, as his proceeds from the 9000 skins bought at Massafuero, and seven thousand dollars of Chinese goods bought on credit from Consegna of Canton." As he was not permitted to bring his personal goods on to the Huron, he chartered the American ship George Washington, Captain S. Martin, from Providence, R.I. The China trade proved to be a life-changing point in his personal finances, with a far better return than farming. The "Note" at the end describes Massafuero as the largest but one of the Juan Fernandez Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chili. It lies a few miles west of Mass Tierra, which "was the lonely residence of Alexander Selkirk, whose experience gave the idea to Defoe of his story of Robinson Crusoe..." Root returned home to Connecticut to find his family well. He is buried with many of them in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. Sml. folio, 73pp, typescript, printed on rectos only. Original limp blue-green morocco, gilt title on front board with a gilt ship device beneath, gilt rule around border, gilt inner dentelles, no title on spine. Pale marbled endpapers with the bookplate of William A. Rogers. Bound by Stikeman & Co. Spine and corners rubbed, the spine tanned, sml. split starting top of front cover. Text in excellent condition and the covers quite acceptable with the gilt bright. Much research on the publication of this account was done by William Reese & Co. who owned what appears to be the same book. In their description, they cite Root's own manuscript, the original of which has not been located. Photocopies of it exist, as well as a version by Root's daughter, who copied her fathers' account some years later. A rare publication, most likely issued by typescript in very limited numbers and specially bound.

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         LARDER LODGE

      W. & R. Chambers, Limited, London & Edinburgh 1914 - (Parker, N.) illustrator. LARDER LODGE, verses by B. Parker, illustrated by N. Parker. London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, [1914]. Oblong 8vo - 12-3/4" x 9-1/8". Color pictorial paper covered boards with slight wear to the head and tail of spine and just a hint of shelf wear for an extremely bright and fresh copy of the book. Original pictorial dust wrapper with minor chipping to the head and tail of spine and at the corners of the folds for a similarly bright and fresh wrapper. Pictorial endpapers with a gift inscription dated June, 1919 on the FFE. [56] pp. This is a story told in verse of a family of foxes that open a boarding house by the sea. In no time at all, they are host to a family of pigs, a family of dogs, a hedgehog and a bear. Naturally many adventures ensue. The book is illustrated with fourteen wonderful full page color plates and numerous sepia drawings on every page of text. The condition of the book is NEAR FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is VERY GOOD +. Only nine copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. RARE especially in the dust wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der Weltkrieg in Sonderblätter. Extrablatt des Amtsblattes Tettnang.

      Tettnang 1914 /1915 lose Blattsammlung, zusammen 700 Blatt in 3 Faltmappen 31,5 x 29 cm. Mappen bestoßen und kleinere Fehlstellen, Sonderblätter, einige mit kleinen Fehlstellen, minimal bestoßen, sehr schön erhalten. zusammen 3,8 kg schwer. Sehr selten! rar! sonst nicht angeboten. 1. Mappe 300 Blatt: Nr. 1 bis Nr. 300. Vom 28.Juni 1914 bis 18.Januar 1915. 2. Mappe 300 Blatt: Nr. 301 bis Nr. 600. 19 Januar 1915 bis 1 September 1915. 3. Mappe 100 Blatt: Blatt 601 bis Nr. 700. 2.September 1915 bis 29. November 1915.Amtliche Nachrichten des Großen Hauptquartier (Oberste Heeresleitung) in Berlin von Blatt 1: Ermordung des österreichischen Thronfolgerpaars. bis Blatt 700 Westlicher, Oestlicher und Balkan-Kriegsschauplatz.

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         The Novels and Letters. With colored illustrations by C. E. and H. M. Brock. Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with an introduction by Prof. William Lyon Phelps.

      New York & Philadelphia: Frank S. Holby, 1914 - 12 volumes, octavo (212 x 136 mm). Nineteenth-century blue half calf, titles to spine gilt in compartments, floral decorations to spine gilt with red morocco onlaid pieces, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. An excellent set. Coloured frontispieces and numerous coloured plates with captioned tissues printed in red. Hampshire edition. Limited to 1,250 numbered sets, this set is not numbered. A particularly handsome set of Austen's works.

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         Luther Burbank; His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application

      Luther Burbank Press 1914 - This is one of the most beautiful modern collections of color photographs combined with scientific knowledge ever produced. SIGNED "Robert John" Secretary on the Dedication page to George B. McDowell, Honorary Member. This collection was initially sold by subscription to members of the Society, though there were hints of corruption on behalf of the Society leaders during the publication (at least six editors were involved in their publication). 6" x 9.18" with 105 color photographs tipped into each volume, for a total of 1260 photographs. The photos were produced with a new, special process (detailed in Vol I) and provide an extensive record of Burbank's work in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol from 1875 to 1914. Brilliant Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom edge are uncut, many pages are still sealed, uncut, indicating a set which has never been read. There is some scuffing on most of the cover photos of Burbank as it is a raised photo and rubbed the back of its neighbor for many years on the shelf. Bindings are all still in tact and tight with only Vol. 1 being a little loose as likely the only volume which was occasionally taken down off the shelf. All volumes have some sunning on the spine, this is less noticeable on Vol II & III which are likely orphan members of the set. A few volumes have an occasional toning, a couple with disparate tide marks. All considered, a great set of attractive, fun books for the "budding" horticulturist or anyone with a few hours to spend reading in front of the fireplace.Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 - April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. Burbank's most successful strains and varieties include the Shasta daisy, the fire poppy , the "Santa Rosa" plum, the "Flaming Gold" nectarine, the "Wickson" plum (named after the agronomist Edward J. Wickson), the freestone peach, and the white blackberry. A natural genetic variant of the Burbank potato with russet-colored skin later became known as the russet Burbank potato. This large, brown-skinned, white-fleshed potato has become the world's predominant potato in food processing. The Russet Burbank potato was in fact invented to help with the devastating situation in Ireland during the Irish Potato famine. "It was the savage Indian who gave us, here in America, the most important crop we have. It was the Indian who found a wild grass covering the plains and developed it into corn. Or, to turn it the other way around, it was the desire of the Indian for a food plant like this that led the teosinte grass, by gradual adaptation, to produce Indian corn or maize." (p 126 V. I). Maroon cloth over boards with titling on spine in gilt. Burbank's black and white bust up photo is in an oval cut surrounding by a gilt wreath on the front cover [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Le Papillon. Années 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 et 1919, reliées en 3 volumes. Nos 645 à 781, janvier 1914 à mars 1919, 26e année à 31e année. Manque le n.° 751.

      1914 - 1919, Genève, 1914 - 280x225mm, 275x220mm, 212pages, illustrations n/b in et hors texte, collation éffectué: manque le numéro n.° 751. Vol. 1: reliure pleine percaline rouge.Titre doré au dos, ornementations et titre doré sur le plat supérieure. Belle reliure. Vols 2 et 3: reliure demi-parcaline à coins. Plats papier marbré. Titre, date et filets dorés au dos. Belle reliure. Bel exemplaire, hormis pages 16 et 17 du volume 2 détachées de la reliure.

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        The Book of Genesis

      London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ltd,, 1914. Now printed in the authorised version and illustrated after drawings by F. Cayley Robinson. Quarto. Original buff cloth-backed green paper sides, white paper label to spine and front cover printed in black, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green silk page marker. With the dust jacket. Title page printed in blue and black with central vignette by Cayley Robinson. Colour frontispiece and 9 plates with tissue-guards captioned in red. Slight wear to tips, bump to bottom edge of covers, light foxing to edges; a very good copy in the jacket with nicks to extremities, and minor loss to bottom edge of rear panel. First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes [Cayley Robinson's] finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, is considered his most enduring work.

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