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        Album of Original Watercolours and Sketches, By Various Artists, During the First World War

      New Zealand, 1916. Oblong 8vo. Album containing 7 watercolours and 4 sketch drawings, by various artists, most created during the First World War, dating from March 1916 to August 1918. With exception of only one, all are signed in the original by the artist; most are dated as well. Ownership initials to front endpaper read R.L. Hall, possibly from New Zealand. Brown soft leather boards, front corner chipped, some leafs delicate at hinge, otherwise in Very Good Condition, with beautiful artistic works. In this album, not one, but several watercolourists and humorists provide both reality and relief in wartime by visual means. Containing diverse images of the Great War which was then underway, and by some means associated with New Zealand, this is a most uncommon collection of watercolours and drawings. G. Taylor, possibly well-known war artist Grace Taylor who was then in New Zealand, paints a dark scene of a British ground attack aircraft shooting a German reconnaissance zeppelin, and other aircraft which have caught fire in the sky. Germany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and strategic bombing raids over England. (Grace Taylor, 1897-1988, was born in Britain, emigrating to New Zealand with her family in 1902. In 1924 she enrolled in figure drawing at the Elam School of Art, Auckland. Working as a commercial artist, she moved to Sydney in 1926 and then Brisbane in 1933. In 1942 she was accepted into the AWLA as a field officer, responsible for members’ administration.) Also indicative of the war are the comic relief drawings, one which depicts the Hauraki Regiment in a 'Sham Fight' which took place in the environs of Tirau and Hautapu, New Zealand, artist Bert B. Colkin, 1916. Another, an anonymous watercolour, illustrates a German soldier prostrate in the metal casing of the low-flying Junkers J1 monoplane, looking for enemy regiments along the seashore. A most provocative image of an African woman ensconced in billowy garments, holding a rifle as she waits in an empty corridor, is inscribed 'Madeira 1921' and signed E.H. Fripp W.J.C. Unrelated to the war, a detailed ink drawing by C.O. Verschoren depicts an Australian 'Campagna Drover'. In contrast, a few works render splendid views of exotic and historic places. A most enrapturing watercolour by R. Levens illustrates an exquisite sailing vessel near the shores of a Mediterranean city. Both striking and serene is a full page watercolour Chillon Castle, the medieval fortress on the shores of Lake Geneva, a second entry by G. Taylor. Delicate stem roses, redolent of more harmonious days past, are painted by an artist named Reita Sharpe, dated 24 August 1918. (Possibly Reita Sharpe born 2 December 1900, Kent, Sussex, United Kingdom.) A scarce collection of works by numerous artists, one might speculate that R.L. Hall, who solicited the varied artistic works, was perhaps a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours or the Royal Watercolour Society, both founded in 1804. .

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        With Prefaces by Mrs Stevenson. Letters Edited by Sidney Colvin

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916., 39. 30 volumes; 8vo. (18 x 66 cm). A very attractive set in contemporary brown half calf two, brown and black, title labels and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Shows extremely well.

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      London: John Lane/The Bodley Head, 1916. Very good indeed with light wear to all edges, some age darkening to text block, otherwise tight. In olive-green cloth w/ embossed design by artist on front panel showing very little wear.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Girl and the Faun

      London: Cecil Palmer & Hayward, 1916. First Edition. 4to. Ilustrated with four colored plates by Frank Brangwyn, pictorial title page and borders. Pp. [viii], 78, [1, blank], [2, ads]. Full brown morocco extra gilt, with contrasting tan gilt morocco doublures with brown and green onlays, t.e.g. by Stikeman. Very Fine in marbled slipcase . With two A.L.S. bound in at front. In the first, to the Editor of The Gipsy and dated 30 April 1915, Phillpotts offers "a new work of mine - 'The girl & the Faun' is a quaint thing, of which I'll say nothing save that I should much like you to see it ." In the second letter, dated 25 July 1915, Phillpotts writes, "My dear Savage, I am sorry to report that Brangwyn doesn't like the thought of 'The Girl & the Faun' being published serially before our book publication after war. I have only just heard this & as it would be a serious thing if he chucked it, I will ask you to let me have it again. I feel this a great deal, for publication in your distinguished paper would have been a joy; but I was committed to F. Brangwyn a long time ago & it will be rather a serious thing if I don't go through with him. Of course he has no claim & if you think it worth while raising the question I will; but I expect you've got plenty of good stuff & can let me have 'The Girl & the Faun' without difficulty. Sincerely yours, Eden Phillpotts" Provenance: William Randolph Hearst (Hammer Galleries, 1941); Esmond Bradley Martin

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        E.] The Arab Bulletin.

      Bulletin of the Arab Bureau in Cairo, 1916-1919. Including indexes for 1916, 1917 and 1918 and the supplementary Notes on the Middle East nos. 1-4, 1919-1920. With a new Introducion and explanatory notes by Dr Robin Bidwell. 1-4. Gerrards Cross, Archive Editions, 1986. 8vo. xxviii,+ 559,+ (blank),+ 1-23,+ (blank),+ 001-009; (4),+ 517,+ (3),+ 27,+ (blank),+ 001-004; (6),+ 519-526,+ 7-372,+ 1-24,+ (2); (6),+ 147,+ (3),+ 127,+ (2) pp. Publ. cloth. Four volumes. The founding of The Arab Bulletin, "a secret magazine of Middle East politics" was inspired by T.E. Lawrence, who edited the first issue and contributed with many reports thereafter. It was very secret, printed in about 30 copies only, and it could not be quoted from. This edition in four volumes is the first where all the 114 journals are published together

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        Who's who in Jamaica.

      Kingston, 1916. 255pp + plates and advertisments. 1st ed., clean in very worn original card covers. First few pages of adverts damaged at edge. A valuable resource and a very scarce book on Jamaica.

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        Das Urteil. Eine Geschichte.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff, 1916. Bound with the original printed wrappers in an elegant private light brown half morocco binding, with elegant patterned paper over boards (presumably Bindesbøll-paper), the pattern of which is repeated in the magnificent gilding to the spine. Two edges uncut, top-edge gilt. Gilt super-ex-libris to inside of front board. The binding is unsigned, but is executed by the famous binders of Kysters Efterfølgere, the gilding is by Hagel Olsen. A bit of light soiling to wrappers, otherwise a very fine and clean copy.. The uncommon first edition in book form of Kafka's fourth book, "The Judgment", with the scarce correct first state cream-coloured wrappers (as opposed to the black wrappers with the blue title, which were made later for the remainder of the issue). Kafka's seminal short-story "The Judgment" marks the discovery of Kafka's literary self-consciousness and explores for the first time the theme which became so dominant in his writings: the guilt-steeped struggle between father and son. It occupies a central place in his authorship, marking the turning-point in his career. He wrote it at the age of 29, in a single night, describing the coming-to-be of the work as "the total opening of body and soul", written in "semi-unconscious state of mind", stating that "the story quite literarally came out of me like a regular birth, covered with filth and slime". He considered it one of his most successful and perfect literary creations. Being enthusiastic about the work, Kafka had it published almost immediately, and it appered for the first time in the literary yearbook "Arkadia" in 1913 and then for the first time, slightly corrected, in book form, as it is here, as the 34th volume in Wolff's famous series "Der jüngste Tag"."And then, out of this tangle of new wmotion and old frustration, and excited literary expectation, on the night of 22 September 1912, Kafka sat down at his desk, in his room at No. 36 Niklasstrasse, at 10 p.m., and wrote without a break until the light of the new day. He had come through a Sunday "so miserable I could have screamed (I has spent the entire afternoon silently circling around my brother-in-law's relatives, who were on their first visit to us)", He had completed at one sitting - "in einem Zug" - the story "Das Urtheil"/"The Judgment". It was rightly perceived by Kafka as a breakthrough.Interesting as the "Betrachtung" pieces were, the bold narrative confidence and dramatic clarity of "The Judgment" signalled a leap forward in Kafka's fictional technique". (Murray, "Kafka", p. 123)

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        Cours de linguistique générale. Publié par Charles Bally et Albert Sechehaye. Avec la collaboration de Albert Riedlinger.

      Lausanne & Paris, 1916. Lex 8vo. Uncut in the orig. printed wrappers. Minor wear w. minor loss to capitals and corner of front wrapper, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy. A few pages w. underlining. Text-illustrations. 336, (1, -errata) pp.. The first edition of Saussure's seminal main work, which marks a turning point in the history of linguistics and had a monumental impact on related field such as philosophy, logic, sociology, literary theory, etc. Because of this work, Saussure is considered the father of 20th century linguistics, and the influence of his ideas on the development of linguistic theory in the first half of the 20th century can hardly be overstated.After having published his "Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européenes" in 1878, Saussure did not publish another full-length work in his life-time, and his "Course in General Linguistics" is a summary of the three lecture-courses he gave on linguistics at the University of Geneva in 1906-07, 1908-09 and 1910-11. The work was published posthumously by two of his former students and based on lecture notes. In this monumental work, based on his lectures, Saussure sets out to examine the relationship between language (langue) and speaking (parole), both as the relation of a social phenomenon to an individual phenomenon, and as the relation of a system to the concrete use of this system. He determines that there is a structured system of common signs between the users of a language, and that language can be analyzed as a formal system of elements. These elements are signs, signs that again can be divided into expression (signifiant) and content (signifié). This theory of language has deeply influenced all later theories of language.With this work, Ferdinand Saussure (1857-1913) thus came to occupy a seminal place in the history of language theory. In this work he is strongly focused on creating a science of language, free of its former embedment in archaeology, psychology, and also -or perhaps especially- the history of language. And he succeeds. Before his work, linguistics had had been dominated by a historical, though also partly structural, understanding of language, but now, Saussure introduced and determined the purpose and meaning of linguistics, the universal science of language. With Sausurre, linguistics now became, not only the study of the history of languages and of the influences that determine the development of it, but also, and primarily, the study of language and the study of the manifestations of human speech, of what makes human speech possible.Thus, there is no doubt as to the monumental impact of this groundbreaking work, and almost all language theoreticians ever since have been deeply influenced by it. In Europe, the Prague School with e.g. Roman Jakobson and the Copenhagen School with e.g. Louis Hjelmslev, and in America, Leonard Bloomfield and his followers (later Noam Chomsky), were all influenced by Saussure's theories and based their formings of structural linguistics on his basic notions.Saussure's work reached much farther, though, and the principles of structuralism came to deeply influence thinkers such as Jacques Lacan, Claude Lévi-Strauss etc., etc

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        Skazka o ljubvi prekrasnoj korolevy i vernago princa.

      Illjustracii Egora Narbuta. Petrograd: (Golike i A. Vil'borg) 1916. 62 (2) S., 10 große Text-Zeichnungen, 6 Eingangsinitialen, 3 Vignetten und 5 ganzs. farb. Tafeln in Chromolithographie von Georgij Ivanovitsch Narbut. Späteres, handgebundenes, schwarzes HLwd. m. dunkel-rotem Efalin-Papier-Bezug mit strukturiertem Krokodilhaut-Muster d. Deckel, VDeckel m. aufgeklebtem 2-farb. illustr. OVUmschlag. 4°. Erste illustr. Ausgabe. Vgl. Lemmens/Stommels, »Russian Artists and the Children's Book 1890-1992«, S. 63ff.; Makowsky/Radlow, »Der moderne Buchschmuck in Russland«, S. 69ff; Thieme-Becker XXV, 343 (»Einer der begabtesten und fruchtbarsten russ. Buch-Künstler seiner Zeit«); Vollmer 3,430. - Georgij I. Narbut [1886-1920] studierte zunächst bis 1906 an der Universität Petersburg Geschichte und Philologie, »die er jedoch nicht absolviert, sondern nach einjährigem Studium verlässt [,] um in dem Atelier Swantzows unter Leitung von Bakst und Dobushinki seine eigentliche Berufung zum Maler zu erkennen. Er geht nach München zu Holoschy und kehrt darauf nach Petersburg zurück« (Makowsky/Radlow, S. 69). Während seines Studiums arbeitete er zudem im Atelier von Ivan Bilibin mit. Sein erstes illustriertes Kinderbuch [»Skazki«] ist bereits 1906 erschienen. - VUmschlag geringfügig fleckig, Ecken und Bandkanten etwas berieben, Vorsätze nachgedunkelt, da holzhaltiges Papier, 2 Tafeln verso kaum merklich stockig. Für ein Kinderbuch von guter Erhaltung. - »KvK« und »WorldCat.« verzeichnen 3 Exemplare. [3 Warenabbildungen bei]

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      Petrograd: R. Golike i A. Vil'borg 1916. (6) XXXI (1), (4) 178 (2), VI (4) S., 1 Frontispiz-Porträt nach Fotogravüre, Titel- u. 30 Textvignetten, 21 farb., eingeklebte Abbildungen nach Gemälden, 1 ganzs. Heliogravüre, 44 (13 ganzs. Abbildungen nach Holzschitten [?] und 11 (1 ganzs.) Strichätzungen nach Zeichnungen von Evgenii E. Lansere. Lind-grüner, figürlich-ornamentaler OPp. m. Papier-RSchild m. RTitel in Schwarz in farb. ornamerntiertem OPp.-Schuber m. Deckelschild. 4° (304 x 245 mm). Vgl. Makowsky/Radlow, »Der moderne Buchschmuck in Russland«, S. 36-42; Getty Researsh Institute (90-B14885: Ausgabe 1918); vgl. KNLL 16, 655-656; Thieme-Becker XXII, 282f; Vollmer 3, 170. E. E. Lansere [1875-1946] studierte an der Akademie in St. Petersburg und von 1896-1898 Malerei und dekorative Kunst an der Akademie in Paris. Er gehörte mit zum Künstlerkreis um die russische Zeitschrift »Mir Iskustwa« und galt ehedem als einer der bedeutendsten russischen Buch- und Graphik-Künster. »Ohne je die Grenzen der Buchkunst zu überschreiten ist [Lansere] äussert individuell in der Komposition, wie in der Technik seines Buchschmuckes; dabei vermeidet er aufs sorgfältigste jede Monotonie und Wiederholung in den Motiven. Die weissen und schwarzen Flecke der Buchseiten ersetzen ihm die farbigen Flecken der dekorativen Malerei. Ihnen unterwirft er die Komposion der Zeichnung und hebt die einfachste, charakteristischste Äusserung der Form hervor. Er vermeidet die feinen gestochenen Linien; seine Technik zeichnet sich durch Breite der Führung aus, bleibt aber trotzdem präzise und frei von jeglicher Verschwommenheit« (Makowski/Radlow mit zahlreichen Abbildungen). - Kapitale im Papierbezug beschabt, unteres Kapital mit kleinem Anriß (5 mm), Vorsatz verso mit 2 Exlibris, Titel mit 2 gelöschten Stempel, je ein Stempel auf S. [179] und S. VI [(IX)], vereinzelt mit winzigen Stockfleckchen. Mit dem seltenen, mit hübschem floral-ornamentalen Bezugspapier bezogenen OSchuber. [3 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        Die Kaufkraft des Geldes. Ihre Bestimmung und ihre Beziehung zu Kredit, Zins und Krisen.

      Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer 1916. Royal8vo. Bound in a nice contemporary half calf binding with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. A very fine and clean copy. XX, 435 pp. + one folded plate.. First German eition of Fisher's seminal work in which he introduced his famous equation of exchange, known as the Fisher Equation. "No other mathematical formulation in economics, perhaps no other in history save that of Albert Einstein, has enjoyed a greater vogue, and this continues without diminution to our own time." (Galbraith. A History of Economics, Pp. 152-3).The Fisher Equation states MV=PT. (M=stock of money, V= the velocity of circulation of money, P=price level, T=amount of transactions carried out using money)In theory this means that by varying the supply of money, while the velocity and the volume of trade remained the same could raise or lower the level of prices. Upward movements could be arrested by reducing the money supply."This was a mojor, even awe-inspiring, step in the history of economics. [...] Later, in the early years of the Great Depression, Fischer and his disciples would be at the center of policy; they would urge and, in some measures, create a plan to arrest the punishing price deflation of the time. [...] With Fisher the long history of money is brought into the modern era."Irving Fisher is regarded as being one of the earliest American neoclassical economists and the first celebrity economist. Fisher was also the first economist to distinguish clearly between real and nominal interest rates and he was by Milton Friedman called "the greatest economist the United States has ever produced."

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        Kriegsgefangene. Hundert Steinzeichnungen von Hermann Struck. Mit Begleitworten von Prof. Dr. F. von Luschan. Ein Beitrag zur Völkerkunde im Weltkriege.

      Dietrich Reimer, Berlin 1916. Small folio. (4)+27 pages (with b/w illustrations) + 100 plates with litographs. Publisher's artificial leather binding. Slightly worn along edges. Inside fine. Bookplate (Olga & Siegfried Wagner (Danish sculptors).. Inscribed by Hermann Struck (in 1920) on first textpage to Olga and Siegfried Wagner.** Hermann Struck (1876-1944) was a German/Jewish artist, mostly known for his etchings. He served the German Kaiser loaylly during WWI and was awarded the Iron Cross 1st class (Hitler only got the 2nd class Iron Cross!). Struck emigrated to Palestine in 1922

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