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         CHRISTMAS CAROL

      London and Philadelphia William Heinemann and J. B. Lippincott Co. 1915 - First edition of the holiday classic with Arthur Rackham's illustrations, First Issue with the frontispiece tipped-in as called for and Heinemann on the spine panel. With 12 haunting colour plates, illustrated endpapers, 18 black and white illustrations and line drawings by Arthur Rackham. The colourplates with tissue-guards captioned in dark red/brown. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in black on the upper cover with a ringing Christmas bell motif and on the spine in black in a holly and berry motif. xi, 147 pp. A very nice copy indeed, the cloth is bright and unfaded with strong decoration and lettering, the edges are crisp with tight corners, the text very clean and fresh with the spotting to which the book is highly prone being only occasional and very mild, the plates in wonderful condition. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN VERY PLEASING CONDITION. A shining example of what you get when a true masterpiece of literature is complemented by one of the world’s greatest book illustrators. An inspiring combination. Dickens writes of A Christmas Carol in his preface: "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it." Surely, the author would be pleased with the perennial delight his little Christmas tale has stirred in the hearts and imaginations of generations of readers. Originally, Rackham’s illustrated edition of Dickens’ classic was published during the war years (1915) and was quite well received. The artist successfully incorporated the ‘Phiz’ and Cruikshank styles into his own to create striking renditions of Victorian London with ample room to uniquely evoke ghostly fantasy images as well. His almost characterized depiction of Scrooge, features chiseled and grotesque, are as bone-chilling as his fantastic entourages of moaning ghouls. The muted, shadowed atmospheric tones so characteristically Rackham, support Dickens’ eerie tale wonderfully. Some examples of Rackham’s emerging special talent for silhouette are also included. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         CUDDLY KIDDIES

      - PRESTON,CHLOE. CUDDLY KIDDIES. London: Tuck, no date, circa 1915. 4to (8 x 10"), pictorial boards, some cover rubbing else VG+. This is a double-sided 8 section panorama with 16 fabulous color plates (including covers) of delightful wide-eyed children. This can be read as a book or opened up for display. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         BUSY BO-PEEPS

      PRESTON, CHLOE. (PRESTON,CHLOE)illus. BUSY BO-PEEPS by Grace Draydon. London: Saddle Bros., no date, circa 1915. 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, rebacked with new endpapers, some cover rubbing and scratching, sound and clean inside, overall VG-. The story of Carl, Betsy, Babykins and their dog Buzzy is told in verse. Featuring 12 incredible color plates plus many 3-color illustrations in text by Preston. A rare Preston title.

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         H.R. (Hendrik Rutgers of Wall Street) First edition of Lefevre’s novel about a young man’s rise from obscurity as a bank clerk to New York business mogul headed for the White House, inscribed: "With the best wishes of Edwin Lefevre, Dorset, VT, 7 August 1919." "Edwin Lefevre was known for his close attention to the major players on Wall Street. His books, including Reminiscences of a Stockbroker and The Making of a Stockbroker, have become stock market classics, much sought after for their literary merit, their insight into Wall Street and business history, and the financial observations they contain." (Bauman)

      Harper & Brothers 1915 - Attractively bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and on the spine. Faint ringstain and light flecking to the front boards. Light wear to the top of the spine ends and at the corners. Light leeching of color to the bottom 1.5" of the spine. With the frontispiece protected by its tissue guard. Very clean and tight throughout, printed on good paper, virtually unread. Inscribed in black ink on the front endpaper: "With the best wishes of Edwin Lefevre, Dorset, VT, 7 August 1919." Edwin Lefèvre was born George Edwin Henry Lefèvre in 1871 in Colón, Colombia (now Republic of Panama), the son of Henry Lefèvre (1841–1899), who was for many years the general agent of the Pacific Steamship Company American for Panama; he was born in Jersey, in the Channel Islands and emigrated to the United States in his youth. Mr. Lefèvre sent his son Edwin to the United States when he was a boy and he was educated at Lehigh University where he received training as a mining engineer. However, at the age of nineteen, he began his career as a journalist and eventually became a stockbroker, as well. Lefèvre did work as a broker on Wall Street and was the financial writer for the New York Sun newspaper. He later returned to his home in Vermont where he resumed his literary work, providing short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and writing novels. Of the eight books written by Edwin Lefèvre his Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is considered a classic of American business writing. The book began as a series of twelve articles published between 1922 and 1923 in The Saturday Evening Post. It is written as first-person fiction, telling the story of a professional stock trader on Wall Street. While published as fiction, it is generally accepted to be the biography of stock market whiz Jesse Livermore. The book has been reprinted in almost every decade since its original publication in 1925, the latest put out byJohn Wiley & Sons in hardcover and paperback in 1994 which remains in print. (Wikipedia) First Edition with matching dates of 1915 on the title and copyright pages and with "Published October, 1915 and the correct date code of K-P at the bottom of the copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         A Boy's Will

      New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue with "aind" on page 14. Publisher's dark blue cloth, stamped in gilt. Very Good. Cloth lightly rubbed at corners, spine ends and lightly to joints. Spine cloth darkened. Pages toned, with several at rear roughly cut with chips to margins. Small vintage bookseller's ticket (Brentano's) to rear paste down. A nice copy.

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         The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

      John Lane Co / NY 1915 - First Edition, 1st Printing Hardcover. 294p. Moderate wear to extremities, spine darkened, front hinge tender else very good condition. No dust jacket. Previous owner's name. Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Of Human Bondage

      George H. Doran Company [1915], New York - First Printing, lacking publisher's monogram on title page verso and misprinted "help" on p. 257. Octavo (20.25cm.); publisher's green gilt-embossed cloth; [6],648pp. Some general shelf wear to board extremities, else Very Good or better. STOTT A22. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Trojan Women. Translated into English Rhyming Verse.

      Philadelphia: Oxford University Press, October 1915 - Duodecimo (151 x 129 mm). 112-page manuscript on rectos only, black ink in a neat calligraphic hand, rubrication in red, capitals in various colours, 20 initials attractively illuminated in colour and gilt. Bound for presentation in contemporary blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, gilt ruled border to sides, gilt-rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine sunned, excellent condition. Author's own copy, a unique illuminated manuscript copy of Murray's verse translation of Euripides's Troiades, prepared by the Oxford University Press (US branch) printer James H. W. Althouse, specially bound, and presented to Murray himself, with his illustrated bookplate on the first blank. Gilbert Murray (1866-1957) was the pre-eminent public authority of Ancient Greek drama in the period, whose English translations of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes were hugely influential in popularising the literature in the early 20th century. Murray's dramatisation of the Troiades had been published and performed in the UK some 10 years previously, but this manuscript was produced in tandem with the edition issued in 1915 by the US branch of the Oxford University Press, notably (for this tragedy of those bereft by war) during the early years of the First World War. In May 1915 performances of Murray's Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris were taken to various American colleges by Harley Granville-Barker and his wife Lillah McCarthy. These timely productions helped to shape the interpretation, still strong today, of Euripides's Troiades as the most powerful piece of anti-war work in ancient literature. Francis H. Stoddard in his introduction to the OUP's published version noted: "Never surely can a great tragedy seem more real to us, or purge our souls more truly of the unreality of our thoughts and feelings concerning vital issues, then can The Trojan Women at this moment in the history of the world." The copy has two later Christmas cards signed to Murray from Althouse laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         1914 and Other Poems

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915. One of 87 copies issued to secure American copyright. [iv], 11-16, [v-x], [17]-63, [1] pp., (first gathering improperly folded resulting in erratic pagination). 8vo. Unbound and uncut sheets, as issued. Closed tear to portion of first gathering, else fine. In a custom blue half morocco slipcase and chemise. One of 87 copies issued to secure American copyright. [iv], 11-16, [v-x], [17]-63, [1] pp., (first gathering improperly folded resulting in erratic pagination). 8vo. One of 87 Issued to Secure American Copyright. One of 87 copies, a page-by-page reprint of the London edition, issued in unbound sheets by Doubleday to secure American copyright. Doubleday was unable to secure publishing rights, and the proposed American edition never appeared. With a printed circular and typed letter by Maurice Furski of Dunster House Bookshop, 25 April 1922, offering the present copy: "... the whole supply was bought up immediately and we were lucky enough to obtain a few copies. The price is $10.00. It is the kind of item which gains in value." Indeed. Keynes 7

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         The Devil's Devices or Control versus Service

      Hampshire House Workshops, [S.Dominic's Press], 1915. FIRST EDITION, 49/200 COPIES signed by Eric Gill and Douglas Pepler, 11 wood-engravings by Eric Gill (that on the title-page also reproduced on the front cover), pp.viii+128, cr.8vo., orig. qtr. cream canvas, scarlet boards, lettering on the backstrip and the Gill engraving and lettering on the front cover printed in black. Covers a little rubbed and corners bumped. Clean, tight and almost entirely unfoxed.. Illus. by Eric Gill.

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         Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs) [The Lunatic asylum: Old song, new tune]

      Senefelder 1915 - Raemaekers, Louis: Europe - Satirical Propaganda WWI map: Het Gekkenhuis (Oud Liedje, Nieuwe Wijs) [The Lunatic asylum: Old song, new tune] Senefelder Amsterdam 1915 colour printed map; overall size 44 x 57 cm; plate size 40 x 52 cm. A very interesting and less common satirical map of WWI by famous Dutch cartoonist Louis Raemaekers who, at the beginning of the war, had first hand experience of the cruelty of war which compelled him to create anti-German cartoons. These depicted such poignnat criticism of Germany that the German government demanded of the Dutch to put Raemaekers on trial for compromising Dutch neutrality. Raemaeker was forced to leave the Netherlands and settled in London where he continued his work and produced hundreds of political cartoons. Europe at war: whilst all across Europe a war is raging amongst the various countries, the Netherlands, depicted by a man in a bowler hat, is sitting smoking a pipe but holding a gun in his hand, observing the chaos around him. All the countries are depicted as men except for the Sweden and Norway who are watching with interest, and Sicily and Sardinia who are turned towards each other and are showing no interest at all in the fighting around them. folds as issued; some markings; o/w vg cond. The title of this map translates roughly as: "The Insane Asylum (Old Song, New Tune)" referring to Holland's perspective of the war waging around them. Although Holland is depicted sitting peacefully, smoking a pipe, he is holding a gun and keeps an ever-watchful eye on his neighbor. In contrast, Portugal and Spain are embroiled in their own affairs, ignoring the unrest around them. France and Germany are engaged in a fist-fight, while the British Isles are depicted as a strong, fierce Highlander. Italy and a giant Russia appear to be playing tug-of-war with the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After declaring itself neutral at the onset of the war, the Ottoman Empire accepted military support from Germany, causing the Allies to declare war on the Ottoman Empire. The situation caused disorder within the Empire, which is cleverly depicted here with a Turk cutting his own throat with a sword stamped "Made in Germany." Each country is cleverly depicted as a human figure - all of which are male except for the gentle Norway and Sweden and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Published by Senefelder. Issued in brown paper wrappers. Issued folding with several fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival materials. Covers show very minor wear. A bright, clean example.

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         Histoire Illustrée de la Guerre de 1914

      Gounouilhou, éditeur, Paris 1915 - Son 17 tomos en dos volúmenes 8vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Program]: Score Book. Red Sox vs Philadelphia. 1915 World's Series [Game Three]

      Lincoln Eng. Co, Boston, Mass 1915 - Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers printed in blue and red with halftone images. Vertical crease with a little rubbing on the crease, slightly misfolded, and slight oxidizing on the staples, about very good. Scored in pencil. Program for the third game of Babe Ruth's first World Series. The Red Sox won the game 2-1 with Dutch Leonard getting the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander to go up in the Series two games to one. The Red Sox, featuring future Hall of Famers Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock, Tris Speaker, and Ruth, eventually won the Series four games to one. The Series featured terrific pitching with three of the five games ending with scores of 2-1 and another with the score of 3-1. The final game, a comparative offensive barrage, was won by the Red Sox with the score of 5-4.Ruth, a pitcher at the time, didn't pitch, and appeared in only Game One, grounding out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning. Although Fenway Park was home to the Red Sox, the Boston-hosted games were played at Braves Field to take advantage of the newly renovated and larger park. The program includes two team photos of the Red Sox - one an official image, the other on the rear cover advertising the team in their Stag Wear brand sweaters, both are in blue-toned ink; and both picture a cheerful Babe Ruth in the back row.

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         Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Oman and Central Arabia The Historical Section Parts I and II

      First edition. One volume in two (lacking the genealogical table case/volume). Tall 8vo. Original half morocco with purple cloth-covered boards, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spines, binding tooled "Secret" in the uppermost panel (this blacked out on part I). Remnants of small paper label to front board of part I, small dent to edge of back board of part II, bindings very good otherwise. First four leaves of part I slightly fragile and creased at inner bottom corner, rest of interior pages (for both parts) very clean, strong and fresh. Overall, an exceptionally good copy of a book usually found in fairly poor condition. cxxx, 1624; cxxx, 1625-2741 pp. Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, 1915.  

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         Meisterwerke der Steinschneidekunst. BAND III (apart).

      Ohne Ort [vor ] 1915 - 24 goldpapiergefaßte Gipsrepliken antiker Gemmen unterschiedlicher Größe, montiert in privater leinenüberzogener Holzschatulle in Buchform, ca.25 x 20 cm. Die Gemmengüsse, auf dem Boden der Kassette von alter Hand numeriert, zeigen tls. weibliche u. männliche Köpfe in Halbprofil, tls. Figuren in ganzer Gestalt. Vermutlich Darstellungen aus der antiken Mythologie, darunter eine männliche Figur, Kithara spielend; eine andere rückwärts auf einem Löwen reitend; eine ein Viergespann dahinjagender Rosse lenkend; frontal ein Löwenkopf. - Die Gemmen sind rund oder oval, von ca. 2 bis 4 cm Durchmesser, bzw. 2 x 1 bis 5 x 3 cm. - Herkunft vermutlich Sammlung Paul Heinrich Trummer (vgl. die 9 Bände im Hamburger Staatsarchiv (Sign. HIII,3). Diese gleichen im Einband dem uns vorliegenden Exemplar u. sind im vord. Innendeckel mit gedruckten (Abt. 1-4) bzw. handschriftlichen Inhaltsverzeichnissen versehen; der dort mit Abt. 3 (Nrn. 41-60) bezeichnete Band ist jedoch nicht mit diesem vorliegenden "III" identisch, ebensowenig wie einer der anderen. - Der Hamburger Kaufmann Paul Heinrich Trummer (1862-1915) wollte seine Sammlungen (darunter als bedeutendstes eine Sammlung von über 50.000 Siegeln bzw. Siegel-Abgüssen) dem Staatsarchiv überlassen, das sie 1920 endgültig von der Witwe Amalie, geb. Schönborn (1874-1951) erwerben konnte. Bekannt ist, daß er zu Lebzeiten auch Einzelnes an Archive u. Vereine verschenkt hat (vgl. Frank Erik Weber: Die Bibliothek der Trummer-Sammlung im Staatsarchiv Hamburg). - Innendeckel wenig stockfleckig; gutes Exemplar. - Selten!

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         Contribución al conocimiento de los centros nerviosos de los insectos

      Imprenta de hijos de Nicolás Moya, Madrid 1915 - Rústica, 164p+ 2 láminas, 4º menor. Contiene ilustraciones y 2 láminas plegables en color. Incluye dedicatoria de Domingo Sánchez. Sello anterior propietario, Encuadernación deslucida con puntos de fatiga y pequeñas faltas en bordes y lomo, el interior bien conservado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         [The Metamorphosis] Die Verwandlung

      Leipzig: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1915. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Wrappered issue in beige printed dust jacket with cover illustrated by Ottomar Starke. Very Good. Spine reinforced, wraps lightly edge worn and rear cover lightly soiled. A landmark of 20th century literature, and a scarce copy of Kafka's most enduring work.

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         Le Livre du passé mort.

      - Porto, Officinas da Empreza Litt. e Typographica, 1915. In-8, n.p., broché, couverture ornée à lacets. Edition originale du premier livre de la poétesse portugaise. ENVOI autographe signé à Claude Farrère (?), daté de Lisbonne, 1929. Agréable exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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         Die Bibel oder die ganze heiligen Schrift

      Bibel von 1915 mit einem handschriftlichen Eintrag vom 01.03.1916

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         Les eaux-fortes et lithographies de Joannès Drevet. Quatre-vingt-quatre reproductions dans le texte et hors texte.

      Lyon, Cumin et Masson, 1915, plein veau de l'époque, dos orné, plat sup. illustré d'une eau-forte avec filets dorés d'encadrement, dentelle dorée int., couv. conservée, tête dorée, sous emboîtage. -Très bel exemplaire. - in-4 de 120 pp. + 49 pl. h.t. accompagnées chacune d'une serpente légendée (une pl. est accompagnée d'une serpente muette) ; Edition originale.Tiré à 305 exemplaires. Un des 50 ex. sur vélin du Marais.

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         [Program]: Score Book. Red Sox vs Philadelphia. 1915 World's Series [Game Three]

      Boston, Mass: Lincoln Eng. Co, 1915. Very Good. Quarto. Stapled illustrated wrappers printed in blue and red with halftone images. Vertical crease with a little rubbing on the crease, slightly misfolded, and slight oxidizing on the staples, about very good. Scored in pencil. Program for the third game of Babe Ruth's first World Series. The Red Sox won the game 2-1 with Dutch Leonard getting the win over Grover Cleveland Alexander to go up in the Series two games to one. The Red Sox, featuring future Hall of Famers Harry Hooper, Herb Pennock, Tris Speaker, and Ruth, eventually won the Series four games to one. The Series featured terrific pitching with three of the five games ending with scores of 2-1 and another with the score of 3-1. The final game, a comparative offensive barrage, was won by the Red Sox with the score of 5-4.Ruth, a pitcher at the time, didn't pitch, and appeared in only Game One, grounding out as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning. Although Fenway Park was home to the Red Sox, the Boston-hosted games were played at Braves Field to take advantage of the newly renovated and larger park. The program includes two team photos of the Red Sox - one an official image, the other on the rear cover advertising the team in their Stag Wear brand sweaters, both are in blue-toned ink; and both picture a cheerful Babe Ruth in the back row.

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         [Manuscript in Ink and Pencil]

      Mexico, 1915. Octavo (18 x 12 cm.), 150 pages. Not illustrated. Text in Spanish. A manuscript cookbook, written in a single, very legible hand on unlined paper in a blank notebook. The hand suggests a single recorder, though variations in pencil, ink and size, suggest the recipes were recorded at various moments through time. One hundred forty one recipes fill one hundred eighteen pages of the blank book, with pagination provided by a dark blue rubber stamp in the upper outer corner of each page. Recipes include vol au vent shells; many breads, some French, some Italian and some Mexican. A cake recipe - Gauteau de Eloisa, Italian meringues, Tostaditas, a yeast recipe - Snow Cakes, baked peaches, muffins, both Devil's and Angel's Food Cakes, and much more, including quite a few soup recipes. This is a sophisticated collection with many European entries, but including quite a number of Mexican ones. The selection of recipes, as well as a few annotation leads us to believe this was the collection of a professional cook. A man's ownership signature, "Cutberto Monterrubia" on the front pastedown also suggests, perhaps, professional relationship with food, perhaps a chef or owner of a restaurant. Text block shaken; rear hinge started, but internally clean and text quite legible. Paper-covered boards with a red and black stipple pattern; cloth spine; edgeworn. Front cover decorated with Mexican stamps and cigar labels, worn.

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         Youth

      I. Narodiczky, Printer, London 1915 - First edition, one of only about 100 copies. [3]-18 pp. 8vo. First edition of Rosenberg's second book, a fragile pamphlet of 22 poems privately printed in an edition of about 100 copies. One of the most promising literary and artistic talents of the period, Rosenberg was killed at the age of 27 on the Somme in 1918. Youth was the second of three lifetime publications by Rosenberg who raised the money to pay for the printing by selling three of his drawings (see Cohen, Journey to the Trenches: The Life of Isaac Rosenberg, 1890-1918, London, 1975). A spectacular copy of a pamphlet often found with its covers chipped and worn. Publisher's printed wrappers, staple-bound. Near fine First edition, one of only about 100 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Landscape Photograph - 1915

      Riverside, CA 1915 - Hand-tinted landscape photograph taken near Palm Springs, California by Avery Edwin Field, circa 1915. Photograph is in very good condition and has been shrink wrapped with cardboard backing. Photograph has not been examined out of shrink wrap. Photograph has light chipping and soiling to edges. Signed by Field near bottom left corner in pencil. Photograph depicts a mountainous scene in the background with sand dunes and flowers in the foreground. Flowers have been brightly colored while mountains are more neutral colors. From the Online Archive of California: "Avery Edwin Field was the premier commercial photographer in Riverside for most of the first half of the twentieth century. The name "Avery Field" was synonymous with photographic artistry and high technical quality.as the official photographer of the Mission Inn and a successful entrant in many prestigious salon exhibits, Field also enjoyed a national and international reputation for photographic excellence." There may be slight glare to image due to shrink wrap, please call for more images. ; Signed by Photographer

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         The Great War.

      Philadelphia: George Barrie's Son,, [c.1915]. 5 volumes, octavo (238 x 163 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, titles and centre tool to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards with cornerpieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With numerous illustrations. Spines faded and rubbed, a very good set. Fourth edition revised with addenda. A substantial history of the First World War.

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         Organisation Politique et Administrative et Legislation de L\'Alsace - Lorraine

      Imprimerie Nationale Paris, 1915. Gebundene Ausgabe Hardcover Ledereinband,mit 885 S.Einband etwas berieben,sonst gut erhalten. Auf Wunsch sende ich ihnen gerne das Inhaltsverzeichnis zu.

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         New York. A Series of Wood Engravings in Colour and a Note on Colour Printing by Rudolph Ruzicka. With Prose Impressions of the City by Walter Prichard Eaton

      The Grolier Club, New York 1915 - One of 250 copies printed from type and original wood engravings on French hand-made paper. The ten full-page illustrations were printed by Emile Fequet, Paris. Text printed by the De Vinne Press. 10 colored wood engravings and vignettes by Ruzicka. xxi, 120 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter linen and blue boards. Fine copy. Book label of Henry Coe. Navy blue morocco backed slipcase and chemise 10 colored wood engravings and vignettes by Ruzicka. xxi, 120 pp. 1 vols. 4to One of 250 copies printed from type and original wood engravings on French hand-made paper. The ten full-page illustrations were printed by Emile Fequet, Paris. Text printed by the De Vinne Press.

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         Ampio ed interessante carteggio costituito da diciassette lettere della primogenita di Giuseppe Garibaldi e Francesca Armosino di cui otto autografe firmate, le altre dattiloscritte con firma autografa, di cui una diretta all'Avvocato Giuseppe Leti, le rimanenti ai figli dello stesso. Datate tra il 1915 e il 1955 sono scritte da Ardenza e Caprera. Di particolare interesse la nota scritta al verso di una cart. postale fotografica, che recita: "Sono nata a Caprera il 16 febbraio 1867. Questa istantanea mi e' stata fatta qui, nel mio giardino il 22 settembre 1946. Mi dispiace che non si possano vedere i pochissimi fili bianchi che ho fra i capelli che - dato la mia eta' - avrei voluto tutti candidi". Di seguito alcuni tra i passi piu' significativi dell'intero insieme, nel quale si tratta prevalentemente della collaborazione di Clelia ad alcuni scritti in onore dell'Avvocato Leti. "Ho ricevuto tempo fa il bellissimo volume di Suo Padre per il quale tanto, tanto la ringrazio. Era un'opera che ancora non conoscevo...Oggi ho ricevuto le bozze della sua monografia e mi impegno a mandarle quanto prima le bozze a cui Leti tanto tiene. E' una gioia per me poter parlare di Suo padre al quale ero legata da sentimenti di sincera e profonda amicizia. Alla nota biografica che mi riguarda leverei la parte politica, ma saro' piu' precisa in una prossima mia..." (Caprera 10/6/1951). Accluse quattro buste affr. con ind. autografi. Unite due lettere datt. con firma autografa su biglietti da visita completi di buste affr. Clelia Garibaldi fu scrittrice italiana che dedico' tutta la vita alla memoria del padre, curando la casa museo di Caprera, accogliendo ospiti e visitatori e scrivendo le sue memorie.

      1915.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Lim Antiqua s.a.s.]
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         Youth

      London: I. Narodiczky, Printer, 1915. First edition, one of only about 100 copies. [3]-18 pp. 8vo. Publisher's printed wrappers, staple-bound. Near fine. First edition, one of only about 100 copies. [3]-18 pp. 8vo. First edition of Rosenberg's second book, a fragile pamphlet of 22 poems privately printed in an edition of about 100 copies. One of the most promising literary and artistic talents of the period, Rosenberg was killed at the age of 27 on the Somme in 1918. Youth was the second of three lifetime publications by Rosenberg who raised the money to pay for the printing by selling three of his drawings (see Cohen, Journey to the Trenches: The Life of Isaac Rosenberg, 1890-1918, London, 1975). A spectacular copy of a pamphlet often found with its covers chipped and worn.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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         Fine full-length original photograph of the noted ballroom dancer in costume, posed on a pedestal holding flowers in each hand linked by a single floral strand. Signed in ink at lower right: "Internationally yours Irene Castle," with "Campbell Studio NY." in pencil below

      1915. Irene and Vernon Castle (1887-1918) were noted American ballroom and exhibition dancers. "The Castles (married in 1911) began to appear as a dance team in New York clubs in 1912. They danced in the musical The Sunshine Girl (1913), gaining wide appeal partly because of the enthusiasm among the upper classes in New York for the new steps of vernacular dance. By 1914 they had become the city's most popular social dance team, appearing in Broadway shows and silent films, and they enjoyed great success with their book Modern Dancing (1914/R 1980). The Castles owned several entertainment centers where they performed and taught social dancing; the dances that they popularized, including the Castle Walk (a variant of the one-step, danced on the toes with stiff knees), hesitation waltz, and foxtrot, merged patrician sophistication with sexual suggestiveness and lack of restraint. Their special brand of social dancing, accompanied by the syncopated rhythms of their music director, James Reese Europe, and his orchestra, helped to popularize black urban music and paved the way for the dance styles and social life of the 1920s. A film of their lives, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, was released in 1939." Ronald M. Radano in Grove Music Online. A rare image. "Campbell Studios was founded by Alfred S. Campbell (1840-1912) in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Campbell, an early English proponent of art photography, was invited to the United States in 1867 by Napolean Sarony to form a business partnership under the Sarony name. Sarony particularly desired access to Campbell's patented photographic processes... The New York branch of Campbell Studios was one of the active celebrity portrait studios in the 1900s to early 1920s. Its forte was the half length portrait photo of stage or screen stars in fashionable modern dress. It regularly supplied photographs to The Theatre and to movie magazines." Website of Campbell Studios. Image size 225 x 175 mm., overall size 265 x 209 mm. Very slightly worn; small chip to lower left corner, not affecting image; edges very slightly uneven.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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         Chinese Pottery and Porcelain an account of the potters art in China from primitive times to the present day. 2 volumes. 40 plates in colour and 96 in black and white. I. Pottery and Early Wares. II. Ming and Ch`ing Porcelain.

      London etc., Cassell and Company 1915. XXX, 227 p., XVI, 326 p., 136 plates. Orig.-cream cloth with gilt lettering and borders stamped in blind. Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1500 copies of which this is number 994. - Privat dedication in volume one on front pastedown. Nice set. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kulturgeschichte, Cultural history, China, Chinesisch-Zentralasien, Chine, chinesische Kunst, Porzellan, Glas, Majolika, Keramik, Fayencen

      [Bookseller: Cassel & Lampe]
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         X Rays and Crystal Structure

      London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1915.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.viii; 228; [1], index; [1], blank; [2], ads. With four half-tone photographic plates plus numerous charts, formulae and diagrams within the text. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Internally clean, contemporary ownership to flyleaf 'Ex Libris collectis F. Womack', backstrip sunned and toned, frayed to tips of same, gilt dulled. The Braggs' important summary of their landmark research into crystal structure. Subsequent work in the field proved that the Braggs had 'given the science of crystallography a new basis. Thus the fundamentally different qualities of two forms of carbon, graphite and diamond, are seen to be due to differences in the arrangements of the atoms and in the distances between them. This makes it possible in the laboratory to build new substances and materials based on an arrangement of atoms that will ensure certain desired qualities...' (PMM). For their work on crystal structure analysis, the Braggs received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1915 - the only father and son to have been so honoured.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         VICTORY

      1915 - An Island Tale. London: Methuen & Co., (1915). 4 pp ads dated Autumn 1915 plus 31 pp ads dated "8/5/15". Original red cloth with gilt-decorated spine. First English Edition. This was issued about six months after the New York edition, due to delays related to Conrad's displeasure with Methuen ("It was Conrad's last book with Methuen and one wonders who was more relieved at that, the author, the publisher or the agent" [Cagle]). During this six months' delay, with the Great War underway, Conrad added his wartime preface in which he discusses the "Teutonic psychology" of the character Schomberg. This would be the last of the five Conrad books bound by Methuen in this shell-and-coral binding (three of them red, two green).~The title page does have the comma after "Street," lacking from later copies in the print run. This is a bright copy, just about fine (the merest hint of wear at the upper spine tips -- with virtually none of the usual fading of the spine, and no foxing). Cagle A19.b.1. Provenance: partially-removed bookplate of Dorothy Furman, whose book collection was sold at the Walpole Galleries in 1923. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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         Sudan Almanac 1915. Compiled in the Intelligence Department, Cairo. Astronomical calculations made in the Egyptian Survey Department, Cairo.

      H. M. S. O. London 1915 - First edition. 16mo., 114pp., 16 pages ads on pink paper at front, 7 pages ads on pink paper at end, corrigenda leaf loosly inserted, folding colour map frontispiece, folding diagram, original printed wrappers with scales to rear cover, light wear to spine, an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1915. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, single frames to boards in blind, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jacket. Previous owner's initials to dust jacket panels and spine in ink, some faint pencil annotations to the text. A bright copy, endpapers tanned and lightly foxed, complete with the rare dust jacket, spine faded, a little chipped with some loss to jacket spine ends and extremities, flaps pasted to inner boards, overall in very good condition. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the modern industrial market, basing his arguments on business enterprise rather than "national genius". Joseph Dorfman, in his Introduction to the 2006 edition, argues that this is "the finest drama that Veblen ever wrote" (p. xii).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         L'Inaugurazione della Primavera.

      Firenze, Libreria della Voce, 1915. PRIMA edizione. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); copertina originale stampata in rosso; pp. 263, (1). Raro. Axs

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        The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914.

      London: William Heinemann, 1915. Two volumes, large octavo, with photogravure frontispiece in each, numerous plates (18 coloured, nine folding panoramas), and three folding maps in an end-pocket; signatures at start of first volume; original blue pictorial cloth with silver vignette on front boards; with rare dustjacket to the second volume; a very good set. First edition of this classic account of Australian Antarctic exploration: this copy boldly signed at the start of the first volume by Mawson alongside Frank Hurley and Alexander Kennedy.Mawson's first expedition was an epic of endurance and this, and his subsequent work in the Antarctic, form the most significant basis to Australia's claim to its extensive Antarctic territory. Initially intending to be a member of Scott's party, Mawson decided to command his own expedition and organised the first official Australasian Antarctic Expedition. The expedition left Hobart in the Aurora on 2 December 1911 to systematically explore the areas of Antarctica known as King George V Land and Terra Adelie. Despite extraordinarily harsh conditions the expedition achieved a great deal: over 2000 miles of unknown Antarctic coastline was charted and the scientific discoveries were so extensive that their publication continued well into the 1940s.Mawson's narrative of the expedition is fascinating reading, but most compelling is his account of his epic journey to return to base camp at Cape Denison during which his two companions perished - one falling down a crevasse with the dog team and most of the food, supplies and the tent. His struggle to survive on toxic rations which caused severe stomach cramps, made the soles of his feet detach, and his hair to fall out in clumps, is one of the most extraordinary tales of survival ever told. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) Bindings slightly rubbed and spines just slightly wearing at top and tail, but a very good set. The dustjacket with several defects and tears.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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