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        The Allies' Fairy Book

      London: William Heinemann,, [1916]. With an Introduction by Edmund Gosse C.B. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and dark blue to front cover, pictorial images blocked in gilt to front cover, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Sticker of the Amsterdam branch of the Bond van Neutrale Landen on half-title, bookplate with "M. Berline" and "1917" completed by hand on half-title verso, note of acquisition by the same person in The Hague in 1917 at the foot of the contents page. Boards slightly bowed, free endpapers browned, a very good copy in the toned dust jacket with some chipping at the extremities. First trade edition, first impression. A collection of fairy tales from various countries ? English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, and Belgian ? intended to demonstrate the richness of the folklore of the Allies. Gosse's preface is dated August 1916.

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        Gaudier-Brzeska.

      London: The Bodley Head,, 1916. A Memoir. Including the published writings of the sculptor, and a selection from his letters, with thirty-eight illustrations, consisting of photographs of his sculpture, and four portraits by Walter Benington, and numerous reproductions of drawings. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, front board lettered in gilt and elaborately stamped in blind after a design by Gaudier-Brzeska, top edge green, others untrimmed. Photographic portrait frontispiece and 38 plates, title-page printed in red and black. Unidentified red ink ownership stamp (?Hind's). Extremities a little rubbed, leaves browned, still a sound copy in excellent condition. First edition, first impression, review copy sent by the publisher to art critic C. Lewis Hind, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "C. Lewis Hind, May 1916", and the blind stamp to title page, "Review Copy with John Lane's Compliments". Hind (1862-1927) was a British journalist and art historian, who edited several art magazines, and wrote with a particular focus on post-impressionism deputy editor of The Art Journal 1887-92. He also co-founded The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art in 1893, and edited The Academy and Literature until 1903. He was a frequent arts contributor to several papers including the Daily Chronicle, and his 1911 book The Post Impressionists was very well respected. As such this is a fine association to Pound's rare work on Gaudier-Brzeska - of the 1,000 sets of sheets printed, 200 were used for the American issue, 100 were only bound up in 1927-28 and 250 were reissued by Laidlaw and Laidlaw in 1939, meaning that only a maximum of 450 copies could conceivably exist in the original state seen here. The rear free endpaper bears some notes, presumably Hind's hand.

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        Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book Fairy Tales Of The Allied Nations

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1916 - 170 pages. 28.5 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 316 of 350 signed by Dulac. 15 color plates mounted on vellum with black descriptive letterpress below. Text also by Dulac. Stories of fairy tales from various countries, including Russia, Serbia, China and Japan, Italy et al. HUGHEY 47. Book label of Chas. E. Lauriat Co. Boston book seller lower front free endpaper, contents and plates clean, light toning to endpapers, backstrip extremities rubbed, more at foot. Orig. illustrated white cloth decorated in gilt and blind. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        El Koran, das heißt Die Lesung. Die Offenbarungen des Mohammed ibn Abdallah, des Propheten Gottes, zu Schrift gebracht durch Abdelkaaba Abu-Bekr, übertragen durch Lazarus Goldschmidt, im Jahre ....

      Berlin. Brandussche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1916. alle Seiten mit zweifarbigem Rahmen, zweispaltiger Druck, 2°. 37,3 x 27,0 cm. 214 (1) Seiten, vom Buchbinder restauriertes Exemplar mit neuem Buchrücken, Hardcover in Pappband, In gutem Zustand. der Einband in den Rändern etwas berieben und vom Buchbinder retuschiert, der Buchblock unbeschnitten, die Lagen am Kopf nicht aufgeschnitten, die Vorsätze etwas stockig, der hintere Spiegel mit Resten eines kleinen montierten Zettels, einige Seiten in den Rändern gering braunfleckig. vollständiger Titel: El Koran, das heißt Die Lesung Die Offenbarungen des Mohammed ibn Abdallah, des Propheten Gottes, zu Schrift gebracht durch Abdelkaaba Abu-Bekr, übertragen durch Lazarus Goldschmidt, im Jahre der Flucht 1334 oder 1916 der Fleischwerdung, -\"Wortgetreue Übertragung aus dem Urtext nach der Flügelschen Ausgabe, Aussatttung im Gepräge der älteren Handschriften. Die Entwürfe der Titel, Zierleisten und der für dieses Werk geschnittenen Lettern zur Delitsch-Antiqua, die Einteilung und Überwachung des Satzes, sowie die gesamte Ausstattung sind vom Übersetzer. Gedruckt im Auftrag der Brandusschen Verlagsbuchhandlung in Berlin bei Julius Klinckhardt in Leipzig in einer allgemeinen Ausgabe von zehn Abzügen auf Pergament und 200 Abzügen auf Van Gelder-Bütten und einer Fürstenausgabe von einem Abzug auf Kalbpergament (für den Übersetzer) und 29 Abzügen auf Japanvelin, von denen dieses ist Exemplar Nr. 116 der allgemeinen Ausgabe\". Versand D: 2,95 EUR Sammlerexemplare, Pressendrucke, Verlagsreihen

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        2 autograph letters signed ("Papa"). Vienna, 1916-1917.

      1916. Large 8vo. Altogether 3 pp. on 2 fols. To his daughter Louise: "[...] It is time that this unfortunate war finally ends [...]" (June 24, 1917). - On stationery with printed letterhead; some small tears and damages to edges.

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        Etudes de lépidoptérologie comparée, fasc. XII, 3 parties

      Rennes, Oberthür, 1916 ; in-8, brochétexte : 527 pp., 4 planches N&B (A à D) ; planches 1° partie : 14 pp., 9 planches couleurs (CCCLXXIII à CCCLXXXI) ; planches 2° partie : 44 pp., 8 planches N&B (CCCC à CCCCVII), 32 planches couleurs (CCCLXXXII à CDXIII), 25 planches N&B (vues photographiques de l'Ille-et-Vilaine). Le volume est bien complet et fait partie d'un ensemble de 23 volumes édités entre 1904 et 1925, la série complète est rarissime ! Très bon état, mais dos du texte fendillés, rares rousseurs dans le texte, très rare !

      [Bookseller: M.J.B. S.A.S. - Librairie TOP DUCK]
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        La Hyène enragée.

      Calmann-Lévy, Editeurs, Bibliothèque Contemporaine, 1916, 1 volume in-12 de 120x190 mm environ, 296 pages, reliure signée J. Weckesser, demi maroquin à coins cannelle, dos lisse orné de titre, date et motifs dorés, cuir souligné d'un filet doré sur les plats, tranche de tête dorée, gardes marbrées,couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire N° 5, un des 25 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial tous numérotés. Dos et dernier plat légèrement insolé, sinon parfait état. Louis Marie Julien Viaud dit Pierre Loti, né le 14 janvier 1850 à Rochefort et mort le 10 juin 1923 à Hendaye, est un écrivain et officier de marine français. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        The Allies' Fairy Book

      1916. The Deluxe Edition"How Beautiful I Think Your Illustrations""One of Three Over-Copies"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. The Allies? Fairy Book. With an introduction by Edmund Gosse C.B. and illustrations by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [n.d., 1916].Edition DeLuxe Limited to 525 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being "one of three over-copies". Quarto (9 11/16 x 7 3/8 inches; 246 x 187 mm.). xxii, 121, [1], [4, blank] pp. Twelve color plates mounted on heavy brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards printed in red, and twenty-four drawings in black and white. Publisher's blue buckram, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, decorative end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Corners slightly bumped, covers a little soiled, otherwise an excellent copy.Three of the tipped-in color plates (frontispiece, facing p. 18 & p.94 have white borders and are from the smaller format first trade edition. The most probable explanation is that the publisher decided to bind up this "one of three over-copies" but was short of three of the color plates which they substituted with the smaller ones from the trade edition."His book for 1916, The Allies' Fairy Book, published by Heinemann as a contribution to the mood of patriotism and cooperation between the Allies, is likewise composed of images that thrill and inspire, but do not terrify. Where in Grimm, Rackham happily includes illustrations of people battering each other to death or hanging by the hair and caught in brambles alive or half dead, this kind of image is not dwelt upon in The Allies' Fairy Book... even though some of the stories are as red in tooth and claw as any of their type and certainly would have allowed a violent interpretation. Reports coming back from the Front, eye-witness accounts of devastation, violation and butchery, were quite enough to suggest to Rackham and his publishers that at this time the Allies could be spared violent images with their family reading at home." (Hamilton, Arthur Rackham. p. 109)."When The Allies' Fairy Book was published, [Edmund] Gosse wrote to Rackham (6th November 1916): 'Will you think me impertinent if I tell you how beautiful I think your illustrations... their variety, and ingenuity, and the delicacy of your fancy, and the romantic ardour of your mind, were never so humble a degree - in a work so charming'" (Hudson, p. 104).The tales, from their nation of origin, include: English: Jack the Giant-KillerScottish: The Battle of the BirdsWelsh: Lludd and LlevelysIrish: GuleeshFrench: The Sleeping BeautyItalian: Cesarino and The DragonPortuguese: What Came of Picking FlowersJapanese: The Adventures of Little Peachling, The Fox's Wedding and The Tongue-cut SparrowRussian: FrostSerbian: The Golden Apple-tree and The Nine Pea HensBelgium: The Last Adventure of Thyl UlenspiegelLatimore and Haskell, pp. 45-46. Riall, p. 128.

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        JUNGLE BOOK

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1916. The first colour illustrated edition, early reissue of the first edition with the Detmolds’ illustrations. With 16 superb illustrations in color by Maurice & Edward Detmold. Small 4to, publisher’s bright red cloth lettered in gilt on spine, the upper cover gilt-lettered and pictorially gilt-decorated featuring Riki Tiki Tavi, t.e.g. xii, 314, [2 ads] pp. A very handsome copy, the text and cloth both bright and fresh, just a bit of very minor expected age mellowing. ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE EDITONS OF KIPLING'S FAMED JUNGLE BOOK, With illustrations by both Edward and Maurice Detmold. To this day, these illustrations are treasured for their power and sensitivity. They are evocative of an age gone by but represent some of the finest work created during the new renaissance of English book illustration at the turn of the century. Copies are now quite elusive. The Jungle Book represents a collection of Kipling’s best loved stories for children. The first stories are built around the premise of a human child lost in the jungles and raised by wild animals. Among the noted characters are Mowgli the child, Shere Khan the tiger and Baloo the bear. The beloved tale of Riki Tiki Tavi is also among these enchanting stories.

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        The Writings

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1916. Manuscript Edition, No. 675 of 750 copies, with a page of manuscript tipped into Vol. I.. Illustrated with 69 black and white photogravures by Charles S. Olcott and Herbert W. Gleason, eight color photogravures, many halftones. 10 vols. 8vo. Original cloth with leather labels. Spines a little faded, else nice set. Manuscript Edition, No. 675 of 750 copies, with a page of manuscript tipped into Vol. I. Illustrated with 69 black and white photogravures by Charles S. Olcott and Herbert W. Gleason, eight color photogravures, many halftones. 10 vols. 8vo. The Manuscript Edition. The page of manuscript, consisting of 7 lines in ink on a half sheet, with one change in ink and one insertion in pencil, describes "the foothills [where] you enter the lower fringe of the forest, composed of oaks & pines planted so wide apart that not one twentieth of the ground is in shade at clear noon ..." from The Mountains of California (1894) Chapter 8, The Forest Comprising: 1. Boyhood and Youth--Walk to the Gulf 2. My First Summer in the Sierra 3. Travels in Alaska 4, 5. The Mountains of California 6. Our National Parks 7. The Cruise of the Corwin 8. Steep Trails 9, 10. The Life and Letters. Kimes 341-344

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        Large Signed Caricature Portrait of Vittorio Emmanuele III

      Large original charcoal drawing by the great tenor, signed "Enrico Caruso / NY 1916," a bust portrait of the King of Italy (1900 - 1946), nicknamed "Re soldato" (Soldier King) and "Re Vittorioso" (Victorious King), after Italy was victorious in the First World War (during which the present drawing was accomplished). A similar portrait can be seen in the "Rulers of World" section of Caruso's published volume of Caricatures (NY: La Follia, 1939). 25 x 38 cm [10 x 15 inches]. Upper edge of sheet with a few small tears, otherwise fine.

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        The Watchman and Other Poems

      Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart 1916, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 159pp. Good, no dust jacket. Olive green cloth with titles stamped in gilt. The covers are worn, the gilt mostly rubbed away, and there is a school bookplate in the front inner board. (Poetry--Canada, Poetry--Canada).

      [Bookseller: Burton Lysecki Books, ABAC/ILAB]
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        Vázlatok a Hadifogságból. Sketches From the Prison of War. Piestschanka. POW camp Peschanka, near Chita, Siberia, c. 1916-1917.

      1916. 14 mounted plates in pencil, ink and colour wash, 2 of which are stuck to the outsides of the portfolio's protective boards with cloth ties. Various sizes, but mostly ca. 170 x 130 mmmm. Signed and captioned in English and Hungarian. Rare survival of a collection of sketches from the Russian POW camp in Peschanka, Siberia, all executed by an evidently accomplished, otherwise undocumented Hungarian artist (and soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army) who captured the conditions in and around the camp during the later years of the First World War. Thám's caricature-like style is marked by clear, precise outlines reminiscent of the work of Olaf Gulbransson and Eduard Thöny. The two larger sketches on the cover boards (measuring ca. 170 x 220 mm) show self-portraits of the artist, at work at oil paintings (one a landscape, the other a nude). The leaves within show prisoners climbing the bunk bed or resting in their crowded cots, marching through a snowed-in camp carrying heavy buckets, playing chess, etc.; some are captioned "Coming from the American Y.M.C.A. Kitchen", "The Red Cross library", or even show ladies in fur coats with an officer "at the exhibition", while a few others have Easter Greetings themes. - Peschanka is near Chita in the Transbaikalia region, on the Trans-Siberian Railway, 6035 kilometres from Moscow. While during the Great War conditions in the POW camps on the whole were vastly superior to those during WWII, due to the efforts of the Red Cross and inspectors from neutral countries, the situation in the Siberian camps was notoriously poor, and about a quarter of the 2.1 million Austro-Hungarian soldiers which Russia held as prisoners or war did not survive. - Browned due to paper, with occasional edge flaws, but well-preserved.

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        MANUSCRIPT Cycling Tours 1916-1918

      This is a charming Manuscript account of a number of Cycling Holidays and Walks round England & Wales between the years 1916-1918, kept in an old Midland Railway Company record book, and illustrated with many original photographs and other relevant pictures cut from papers of the day. The book opens with an account of a Walk to Barnet on Boxing day 1916, followed by an account of an Easter tour through east England in 1917. Then an account of the year 1917 described as a wonderful year. Then the First Tour of the Year in 1918 is titled "The Wheels of Chance, A Literary Pilgrimage" taking a trip round Surrey and Sussex following in the footsteps of "Mr Hoopdriver", a trip inspired by the H. G Wells novel "The Wheels of Chance", which was loved by the author of this work and his friends. The next trip is titled "A Ride to Reading", The Next "A Scorch to Stratford-Upon-Avon" Whitsun 1918, and finishing with the longest account titled "A Sentimental Journey to Wales 1918, The Diary of The Pilgrim of Love", a few of the names mentioned in the account are Robert Kenny, Reg. G Hyett, Private Jaggers, Ashbbe & Earle, a more thorough reading may identify the author. The book is a folio format measuring 13.5 inches by 11 inches approx., running to fifty two used pages

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        Ce que disent nos morts.

      Parix, R. Helleu, 1916.Plein maroquin noir janséniste, dos à nerfs, titre, auteur, date et lieu dorés, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, large bande d'encadrement de maroquin noir ornée d'une frise de fleurs dorée entre un double filet doré sur les contreplats, contreplats et gardes de tabis noir, doubles gardes marbrées, couvertures et dos conservés. Sous étui bordé. [LORTIC]. Infimes frottements aux nerfs et aux mors. [10]ff. Exemplaire n°XLI. Tirage à 4000 exemplaires.Deux illustrations à pleine page et illustrations in-texte à chaque page.Exemplaire enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre de chine de Bernard Naudin au feuillet de justification, avec un envoi signé de l'illustrateur : "Pour l'

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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        ANDROCLES AND THE LION, OVERRULED and PYGMALION

      First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents without inscriptions or stamps and clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has a few short closed tears to the extremities but is without loss or repair. Loosely laid in is an original playbill for "Pygmalion - A Romance", the first production of Bolton Little Theatre in October 1932. The playbill is in very good condition although folded in four. An excellent example. scarce in this condition.This volume contains the first printing of Pygmalion. The play was the later filmed twice, the first in 1938 starring and directed by Leslie Howard and more famously in 1964 under the title My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, directed by George Cukor.

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        Hawdoloh und Zapfenstreich. Erinnerungen an die ostjüdische Etappe 1916-18

      - - Erste Auflage/Lexikon deutsch-jüdischer Autoren/Bibliographica Judaica/stern, Werke jüdischer Autoren, 167-168/Mit einer handsignierten original Widmung von Sammy Gronemann an den expressionistischen deutschen Schriftsteller Robert Seitz ,Robert Seitz in Freundschaft, Berlin am 22.X.(19)31. Sammy Gronemann/Sammy Gronemann (1875 in Strasburg, Westpreußen - 1952 Tel Aviv) war jüdischer Schriftsteller. Dramatiker und Zionist. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Humoristen und Satirikern im Judentum/sehr gutes Exemplar - Gewicht in Gramm: 298 Jüdischer Verlag, Bln., 1925. 247 S. mit zahlr. Zeichnungen von Magnus Zeller im Text und auf 16 Tafeln, Halbleinen (Einband etwas stockfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEN, WOMEN AND GUNS

      New York: George H. Doran Company, [1916]., 1916. First edition. First U. S. edition. Cloth a bit darkened on the spine, else near fine, in dust jacket with light wear to head of spine, corners and a small chip at the bottom of the front panel. "World War I stories, as told through the eyes of someone who was there, but leavened with humour and an eye for the ridiculous side of human nature. This is a collection of McNeile's early short stories, drawing on his experiences with the Royal Engineers Corps. These are the memoirs which describe the experiences that made him who he was, and gave him his famous name 'Sapper.' The first half is made up of separate stories, the second half is selected accounts from the life of 'Jim Denver' in Ypres and France." A handsome copy and scarce in dust jacket.

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      B. W. Huebsch, New York 1916 - Very good or better, in the publisher's original blue cloth, blind stamped in the cover and in gilt on the spine. Bookplate and gift inscription on front paste down, evidence of another book plate removal on the front end paper. Slightly cocked, corner bumped, shelf wear to edges. gilt somewhat faded on spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Elves & Fairies. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul; Edited by Grenbry Outhwaite.

      Folio. 1st Edition. Original cloth, a little shaken and rubbed. 15 large tipped in colour plates; 30 large tipped in black and white plates plus other illustrations in the text. First Edition, Limited to 1500 copies, THIS COPY SIGNED ON THE REVERSE OF THE TITLE PAGE BY THE ARTIST IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE. With the original card slip case which is worn and split and lacking one of the bottom turn ins. Enclosed in a custom made cloth solander box. Very Scarce in any case but especially signed. I have been unable to trace another copy in the slip case.

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        The Callender scrap book. England, USA, Austria, Germany, Bermuda, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Malaya, Bombay, Aden, 1916-1950s.

      1916. 382 photographs (various sizes), mostly tipped in to album. Captioned throughout. Includes two exit visas dated 1949, issued by the new Communist Regime. Scrap book documenting the journeys and diplomatic stations of longtime British First Secretary R. T. Callender and his wife Cécile, mainly during the 1930s and 1940s. Shows family life in Britain, Berlin under National Socialist rule, the Rhine Valley, holidays in Tyrol, stations in Bermuda and Shanghai, (some 75 images of the siege of the city and Mao's Communist invasion), Bombay, and, finally, Aden in Oman (the harbour, a military encampment, and the famous wells) and the Suez canal. Several photos have been removed without much care, leaving the album sheets torn in places.

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        Le poŠte assassin‚.

      Bibliotheque des Curieux, 1916. Cm 11,5X18,00, pp. 316. Rilegat. t. tela, tassello e oro. Firma di appart di Massimo Bontempelli al foglio di guardia. Disegno del poeta in antiporta. Le prime e le ultime carte con fioriture.

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        From a vanished German colony : a collection of folklore, folk tales and proverbs from South-West Africa : with an introduction / Odette Saint Lys [Vorr.].

      London ; Dublin : Gypsy Pr., [1916]. - Original-Leinwand, Original-Broschurdeckel miteingebunden, 8°, 195 Seiten, Ex-Libris auf Innendeckel, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        History of the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry 1861-1864

      Stillwater, Minnesota: Easton & Masterman Printers, 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. [8], 508 pages. Illustrated with 3 folding maps, one map in text, and 11 illustrations including the frontispiece photograph of Gov. Ramsey. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine. Cloth is split down the rear joint and chipped head and base of spine. Light shelf wear to cloth covers. Front hinge cracked. Some light soiling to the gutter of the first 40 pages. A couple of small repairs to the first 30 pages. Faded W.S.A. initials written on top and bottom text block edges. Previous owner's signature "We??? Stevens Abbott" written vertically on front paste down. This copy has two added orders and a bookplate on the right front flyleaf (see description below). Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia on front end sheets, inside text and on the roster section. Old news clipping regarding Lincoln's 125 Birthday and New England Cavalry facsimile advertisement laid in between pages 190-191 resulted in a brown shadow stain. Cloth binding protected by mylar jacket. Dornbusch I MN. This copy, owned by a relative of soldier(s) from the 1st Regiment, contains several short personal hand written notes in text and roster section. Two added "Orders" were placed inside the book. On the front paste down is a printed copy of Gen. Washington's General Order, Aug. 3, 1776 & Gen. McClellan's General Order, September 6, 1861. Written underneath the order in pencil - "This was in John Hoblitt's Knapsack." Next to the note is a question in pencil - "Who had it?". W. Stevens Abbott name is written in pen on the front paste down next to the order. On the right front flyleaf is the bookplate of Sydney C. Kerkis. A pencil inscription written underneath the bookplate reads, "John Hoblitt, Corporal, Co. "D" 21 years old. Died of Disease 11/20/1861 - There were Three Stevens, Four Abbotts and Two Hoblitts in the Regiment." The second added "Order" is located before page 1. This is a two page printed copy of "Lieut. Col. C. P. Adams' Last Order." Adam's order is loose and contains some pencil underlining and a hard to transcribe note - "I ga??? McClellans f??? at Beverly Post gar." An interesting note on the last page of Chapter 30 - "The First Minnesota at Fredericksburg" (page 275) reads: "Soon after this time Papa was mustered out transferred to Washington D.C. to take charge of Secy. Stanton's private printing - enlisting (for that purpose) in regular army as U.S. Hospital Steward." The "Roster" section contains several notes, check marks, underlining, etc. Some of the notes refer to relatives in the 1st Regiment. The 1st Minnesota Regiment was one of the first to volunteer for service. Governor Ramsey is credited for being the first Governor to volunteer troops for the Union. He happened to be in Washington D.C. at the time of the outbreak of the War. The 1st Minnesota Regiment suffered heavy causalities during its three year service.

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        Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1916. 8vo (23.2 x 15.8 cm). 64 pp. Contemporary quarter crimson calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.l The first description of Einstein's "general theory of relativity"and the first dealing with gravity, not to be confused with his 1905 introduction of the more limited "special relativity". This is the official "Sonderdruck" (offprint) from the "Annalen der Physik", Band 49, printed by Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig, with their number 314 on the title page verso (i.e. the true first edition with the pages numbered [1]-64). It includes a preface and an index that are not present in the Annalen-version. According to Weil, "This separate edition is printed on good, strong paper, the wrappers are of strong material too (163 x 243 mm) and it is described now as "t h e o r i g i n a l e d i t i o n" of this classic paper. ... There are several anastatic reprints of it". The rear wrapper lists seven other Barth publications, nearly all on physics and written by Wien, Planck, and Wiener, ending with Wiener, 1909, and Ziehen, 1916. There is also a little known later (1919) reprint, not listed in Weil, which is also dated "1916". However, in that edition the rear wrapper publication list ends with Lorentz (1919), and Wien (1919)! A clean copy, very slightly trimmed, otherwise unaltered. It is rare to see a copy with the contents and wrappers in such a good state. Horblit, 26c; Weil, 80a; PMM, 408.

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        "O du mein Deutschland". Autograph poem manuscript. N. p., c. 1916/19.

      1916. Large 8vo. 4 lines on 2 pp. "O, du mein Deutschland, so fern, so weit, | O, du mein Heimatland, ich muß dich meiden, | In meinem Herzen muß ich drob leiden, | O, du mein Deutschland". - The reverse with another poem (3 lines, crossed out repeatedly) and 13 exercises in writing "Goebbels" fluently. - Edges slightly frayed.

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        Rendalen. Dens historie og bebyggelse. Skildret av ... Første og Anden del. - Øvre Rendalen. Gårdenes og slektenes historie. Av ... Avsluttet av Hjalmar Bull. 3 bind.

      Kristiania/Oslo 1916-19/1940. 4to. 300; 190, 41; 367 s. Illustr., enkelte i farger, plansjer i farger og s/h. Nyere, solide, skb. med de originale for- og bakomslagene medbundet. Bindenes ytterkanter med noen små sår. Første og annet bind er trykt i 300 nummererte eksemplarer "paa kunsttrykpapir og forøket med otte billeder utført i farvetryk og gravure", hvorav dette er nummer 296.

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        La Religieuse.

      Paris Chevrel 1916In-8 (24 x 16,5 cm.), (8)-311-(10) pp., demi-maroquin bleu, dos à nerfs mosaïqué en trois teintes représentant des grappes de raisin sur un sarment de vigne, filets dorés en encadrement (Vermorel), dos très légèrement passé avec une épidermure à un nerf. Edition avec une préface et des notes de Maurice Tourneux et illustrée de compositions originales à l'eau-forte par Martin Van Maele. En-tête et ornements gravés sur bois par Eugène Dété. Tirage à 250 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vergé d'Arches. Ex-libris du Dr Árpád Plesch (1889-1974), financier international, banquier et avocat hongrois, et propriétaire d'une célèbre collection de livres rares de botanique et de dessins précieux pornographiques. Bel exemplaire finement illustré dans une reliure mosaïquée photographies et détails à la demande.

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        La Religieuse ( illus. van Maele )

      Paris. J. Chevrel, 1916. In-8. 330pp. 10 gravures hors-texte de Martin Van Maele et plusieurs en-têtes et ornaments de Eugene Dete. Tirage à 250 exemplaires - celui-ci l'un des 200 sur papier vergé d'Arches avec les eaux-fortes en état terminé. Très belle reliure (non-signée) en demi-chagrin rouge, le dos joliment mosaiqué. A l'intérieur quelques rousseurs très éparses; mais l'ensemble en très bon état. Peu courant.

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        Mr Britling Sees It Through

      Cassell and Co. Ltd 1916 - The First UK Printing published by Cassell and Co in 1916. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. The correct first issue with blind-stamped olive green boards and gilt titling to the spine. The titling has dulled to the spine. Mild offsetting to the end papers with light spotting to the prelims and to the page edges in a few places. Text block lightly toned and spotted. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. Blind-stamp 'Presentation Copy" to the title page. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It is the correct first issue with no price sticker to the spine. Light markings and edge-wear in places. Mild rubbing and creasing to the upper spine with a small closed tear not affecting the lettering. The wrapper presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover. First Printings are virtually never seen in the correct first issue wrapper. The novel enjoyed immense popularity during World War One with its vivid portrayal of life on the home front. Only the second copy we have handled to date. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spectra; A Book of Poetic Experiments (INSCRIBED to Edward Weston)

      New York: Mitchell Kennerly, 1916. 1st. Hardcover. First Edition; Limited to a small printing said to be 660 copies. INSCRIBED "To Edward Weston/a signal of/amusement/(with seriousness/thrown in)from/Witter Bynner." Small 8vo. 66 pp. Previous bookseller notes and clippings laid in. Original pale grey printed boards, without dustjacket as issued. Light staining to rear board; slight darkening to spine; a near fine copy with a special association. Published by the American poets Arthur Davidson Ficke and Witter Bynner under the pseudonyms of Anne Knish and Emanuel Morgan. They set out to satirize the high seriousness of Imagism and the pretensions of literary movements in general but the hoax was taken seriously by the publish, the press and more than a few poets.

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        You Know Me Al: A Busher's Letters

      George H. Doran, 1916 First edition first issue (in rust colored cloth), fine condition, rare in this condition. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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        Thirty Seven Official Photographs Taken on the Western Front During World War One

      Thirty Seven Official Photographs Taken on the Western Front During the Great War, large format black and white images taken by official photographers during the conflict. Reverse of each photograph has typed description and official stamps. Good clear images of trench life, Artillery positions, machine gun troops, tanks, troops resting, captured German troops, various weapons etc. All generally in good condition, some with wear to the corners.

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        THE LUCK OF THE STRONG

      THE LUCK OF THE STRONG London - Eveleigh Nash Company Limited 1916 1st ed. v, vi-vii, (i), [9]-[315], (i), 2pp ads., 8pp catalogue (dated Spring, 1916). Wine red cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. Spine slightly dulled, minor rubbing, some light foxing else pages clean and tight. About very good. A further collection of sea stories by this cult author, including some notable weird fantasies. Contains eight stories : "Capt. Gunbolt Charity and the Painted Lady;" "Capt. Jat--The Island of the Ud;" "Capt. Jat--The Adventure of the Headland;" "The Getting Even of "Parson" Guyles;" "D.C.O. Cargunka--The Adventure with the Claim Jumpers;" "D.C.O. Cargunka--The Bells of the "Laughing Sally";" "We Too and Bully Dunkan;" "The Stone Ship," and two poems "The Pirates;" "The Stone Ship."

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Erster Band. Kunstkritiker und Kunstmaler. [Mehr ist nicht erschienen]. Mit dem auf dem leeren Vorsatzblatt montierten Original-Fotoporträt von Herwarth Walden (aufgenommen von Marta Wollf, 1914). Hier vom Unterlagekarton gelöste Fotografie.

      Verlag DER STURM., Berlin 1916 - Berlin, Verlag DER STURM. 1916, 24 x 16,5 cm, 154 (6) Seiten, Original-Broschur (aufgehellt), untere Ecke bestossen; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Rarität! Alma/Steinmetz 276. - Pirsich 666. - Raabe, Autoren des literarischen Expressionismus 322, 35. - Abbildung des Fotoporträts in: Alms/Steinmetz siehe Seite 11. - Auktion 721 Lempertz Köln am 17. November 1995, Los 318 (identischer Abzug, dort auf dem originalen Unterlagekarton mit Aufkleber der Fotografin und mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Walden; Zuschlag umgerechnet EUR 3717); der Auktionskatalog beiliegend. Sprache: Deutsch Original-Broschur (aufgehellt), untere Ecke bestossen; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Judex

      Publié par "Le Petit Parisien", 1916. Album in8 a l'italienne ficelé, couverture illustée, complet des 24 photographies noir et blanc du film de FUEILLADE produit par la Gaumont. Un petit manque sur la pastille de la couverture, celle-ci salie et brunie mais complete. Album distribué aux exploitants afin qu'ils affichent les photos pour faire la promotion du film. Cet album est resté complet ce qui est d'une extreme rareté.

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        Majoliche e Vetri Arabi. Cairo, 1916.

      1916. Folio (330 x 250 mm). Autograph manuscript with 108 original watercolours. Contemp. blue cloth with gilt stamped label to title. The present manuscript, assembled during the author's visit to Egypt in 1916, documents Islamic ceramics of all kinds (vases, lamps, figurines, plates, glasses, etc.), mostly from archaeological excavations in Fostat near Cairo. Antonio Alisi was a renowed expert on Islamic art, director of the Capodistria Museum and later appointed head of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza. - Title and most watercolours signed by Alisi. Includes somes correspondence and manuscript material by the author. - Well preserved.

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        Autograph statement (postscript) signed. Vienna, 24. IV. 1916.

      1916. 4to. 2 pp. on bifolium. Regarding the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Austria. The typescript is drafted and signed by Prince Zdenko Lobkowitz (chamberlain to Archduke Charles, soon to be Charles I of Austria). In her note to her husband Charles, Zita discusses the matter, which involves the Spanish embassy, in some detail and requests his decision. Written but a few months before her husband's accession to the throne.

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        "Der Tag". Original typescript poem, signed and dated by Becher. Berlin, 17. VII. 1916.

      1916. 4to. 4 pp. on watermarked Albert Mühle paper, small corrections in ink throughout. Manuscript of a poem written for Rose Thesing, who would become better known under her second married name, Hilferding, as wife and partner of the prominent socialist theorist and anti-Nazi activist Rudolf Hilferding. Dated by Becher in 1916, the poem consists of two sections "Abend" and "Morgen". The ink corrections throughout are small changes to insert capital letters or line breaks where needed, with a couple of small deletions and one word change. - A expressionist poet in his younger years, Becher would later embrace communism and Socialist Realism; following his years in exile during the Nazi period, he settled in East Germany where he became Minister of Culture. - Folded, as for mailing, and with some rumpling and a few creases.

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        In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations'.

      First separate edition; 8vo; original purple wrappers printed in black, sewn with a purple woven thread. One of 25 copies printed, numbered and signed by Clement Shorter, this one being number 12. This poem was written in 1915 and first published in the Saturday Review, 29th January 1916. Very good, covers slightly faded.

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        A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN

      B.W. Huebsch, New York 1916 - 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. 299 pages. First printing with MCMXVI on title page and 1916 on copyright page. Condition is Very Good; A very clean, fresh copy, spine not at all faded, very light wear to spine ends, very faint whiteish areas under 'James' on front cover, top edge of text block a uniform light grey (as issued?), endpapers and text are very clean and unmarked with no toning, stains etc. to pages, binding is tight. Scarce in this condition. RGRR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      The Egoist Ltd, London 1916 - Octavo. 299pp Front inner hinge cracked, chipped at the top of the spine Wear to one of the top corners, otherwise a good sound copy in green cloth. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Choko Taikan [The Yangtse Sights].

      Tokyo 1916. 136 full-page b/w photograph plates, including 6 folding panoramas, each with descriptive leaf in English and Japanese languages. Oblong folio. Well-preserved copy bound in publisher's hand-painted silk boards, all edges gilt and in handpainted buckram portfolio by Kohgyo Terazaki. Portfolio weakly marked of use, the book itself near mint. '... fruit of my travels, extending for some ten years, in Central China, during which I took more than one thousand photographs of important cities, towns, commercial and industrial centres, noted historical places and sights, ancient monuments and architectures, and what not that may be found in the Yangtse Valley...In this book are arranged, one after another, the grand and majestic sights and scenes of the Yangtse basin from its upper district of Passhu down to Chingchow and Nanking, in such an order and fashion as to equally appeal to the profound interest of those who are already acquainted with China and of those who are not. Furthermore it has been my effort and hope to give thorough knowledge of geography, history and economic conditions of Central China, that is watered by one of the largest rivers of the world, and where a civilization entirely inherent to the Chinese people has been developed since time immemorial.I wish to invite special attention to the cover design of this album. It is from the brush of Mr. Kohgyo Terazaki, a Japanese artist of great distinction, he himself being a great scholar of things Chinese and an extensive traveler in the great continent which has so many things of interest and import yet to be exploited' [from the preface].

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U. ("Kolo"). Salzburg, 30. I. 1916.

      1916. 1½ SS. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An seine Frau Dit(h)a (1883-1968), geb. Mautner v. Markhof: "Gestern waren wir lang aus, daher Ditzi nicht mehr Zeit gehabt hat einen Brief zu dictiren. Vormittags waren wir am Nonnberg und Mönchsberg. Nachmittag in der Stadt, bei Tomaselli jausnen und dann im Kino [...]". - Mit winzigen Randläsuren.

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        "Drama". Eigenh. Manuskript. Wien, vor 1916.

      1916. 1 S. 4to. Veröffentlicht in Altenbergs "Nachfechsung", erschienen 1916 bei S. Fischer in Berlin. - "Ich habe ihn also ›betrogen‹ mit seinem ›besten‹ Freunde. | Eines Sonntag Vormittags, mein Töchterchen und ich ›rüsteten‹ gerade zu einer Landpartie, da erschaute ich ihn, in seinem Büro nebenan sitzend, für uns arbeitend. Plötzlich legte er den Kopf in die Hände und weinte. | Ich sagte zu meinem 9-jährigen heiß geliebten Töchterchen: | Es wird ein Gewitter kommen, wir bleiben heute zu Hause, die neuen Frühlingshüte, die uns der liebe Papa gekauft hat, sollen nicht ruiniert werden wegen nichts und wieder nichts!" - In der gedruckten Fassung erschaut die Erzählerin nicht "ihn" sondern "meinen Gatten". - Das Motiv bzw. die Figur des "Töchterchens" spielte im Werk von Peter Altenberg eine zentrale Rolle. - Auf Briefpapier des Wiener Graben-Hotels. - Horizontale Faltspur. - Ehemals gerahmt und im Passepartoutausschnitt etwas gebräunt.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Marguerite Zelle McLeod"). [Paris], 20. VIII. 1916.

      1916. 8vo. 8 pp. on 4 ff. (conjoined leaves). With a contemporary photograph of her in costume. To "Monsieur Petitpied". A wartime letter by Mata Hari in which she tells him about her life, her friends, and about Paris: "Me voilà déjà presque deux mois en voyage et il est vrai je ne vous ai pas encore donné de mes nouvelles. C'était un peu de votre faute parceque un jour que j'étais venue du consulat pour ces papiers inévitables, vous m'aviez reçu un peu brusquement. Peut-être étiez vous énervé ; ou ennuyé, soit - j'ai cru qu'il serait plus sage de ma part de ne pas venir inutilement vous déranger et voilà la raison pour laquelle je suis partie sans vous dire adieu. Tant mieux si je me suis trompée et si vous le désirez je serai toujours heureuse de vous écrire de temps en temps. Me voilà à Paris et comme vous voyez descendue au Gd. Hôtel. Ce n'est pas ce qu'il y a de mieux mais c'est central et j'ai trop d'essayages à faire pour ce que je habiterais plus loin. J'ai le grand bonheur jusque ici d'avoir mes amis en vie malgré qu'ils sont au front depuis le premier jour de la guerre et en première ligne. Quand ils sont en congé je leur suis tout ce que je puisse être, comme femme, et quand ils n'y sont pas, je suis la "marraine". D'abord je me suis amusée des marraines parceque il y a des ridicules, mais au fond il y a quelquechose de bien gentil, de bien Français, et voilà, que moi aussi je le suis devenue. [...] L'atmosphère de Paris est toujours Parisienne, il y a l'imprévu et on a le sourire, sans savoir pourquoi. On a envie d'être gracieuse, aimable, parceque on l'est envers vous. Je pense sérieusement à revenir vivre ici, mais je n'ose en parler encore au Baron v d C. [Cappelen, one of her lovers] Je sais que je lui ferai beaucoup de chagrin et alors j'attends". - Her border-crossing and powerful connections would see her executed as a spy the following year. - On Grand Hotel stationery; light toning; together with a period photograph of her in costume.

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        MARY FRANCES HOUSEKEEPER

      - FRYER,JANE EAYRE. THE MARY FRANCES HOUSEKEEPER: ADVENTURES AMONG THE DOLL PEOPLE. Phil: Winston (1916). 4to (7 x 9 1/4"), cloth, pictorial paste- on, fine. One of the nicest volumes in Fryer's series and the rarest in complete condition. This teaches good little girls how to grow up to be good little house- keepers, told through the lives of a family of dolls. Illustrated with silhouettes by JULIA GREENE, and in color with the frontispiece plus all furniture by ALBERT MOWITZ. This copy is COMPLETE WITH ALL FURNITURE AND THE 9 PAPER DOLLS (including Lucinda a Black doll). Presented in the form of a fantasy narrative, all aspects of housekeeping are covered here, from sweeping and dusting to afternoon tea - lovingly told without preaching, and charmingly illustrated. Copies like this are rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Ein Traum". Typed manuscript signed ("Franz Kafka"). [Prague, 1916].

      1916. Folio (338 x 211 mm). 2½ pp. on rectos only of a bifolium and a single sheet. With six autograph emendations (including the insertion of the word "und"). Signed typescript of Kafka's short story "Ein Traum" ("A Dream"). "Josef K. träumte...": Kafka's eerie evocation of a dream, in which Josef K. walks on a beautiful day in a cemetery, only to be confronted by his own freshly-dug grave. Although the use of the character "Josef K." suggests a connection with Kafka's novel "The Trial", "Ein Traum" does not obviously conform to the structure and narrative viewpoint of the novel, and seems always to have been a distinct work. The piece first appeared in the collection "Das jüdische Prag", published in Prague by the editors of the Zionist journal "Selbstwehr" early in 1917. It is apparent that the present, previously untraced typescript is the one sent in by Kafka for this purpose: not only does the recorded provenance go back to the editor of "Selbstwehr", Siegmund Kaznelson, but the text of the typescript conforms precisely with the variants of the "Das jüdische Prag" version (notably "anderen" for "andern" on f. 2, lines 22f.). Two other typescripts of the story, one known only from a photocopy, are recorded by the editors of the "Schriften" (Drucke zu Lebzeiten, Apparatband, S. Fischer, 1992, pp. 356ff.): as those, the present version bears minor typographical corrections in Kafka's hand; the paper size of the present typescript is very close to that of their T1. - With printer's annotations ("½ fett Petit", corrected to "Einfache Petit") and number "3" in pencil at upper margin of p.1, as well as a note of publication in "Selbstwehr. Das jüd[ische] Prag". Provenance: Submitted by Kafka to the Zionist periodical "Selbstwehr", at the time edited by Siegmund Kaznelson (1893-1959). Kaznelson was married to Lisa Weltsch, whose cousin Felix was a close friend of Kafka's and was to serve as editor of the "Selbstwehr" from 1919 to 1938. Presented to an unidentified collector by Kaznelson in Berlin, March/April 1936 (note in Hebrew at foot of manuscript); last in a distinguished Israeli collection. Extremely rare: no comparable Kafka typescript is recorded in international auction records of the past four decades.

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