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         Fairies and Fusiliers.

      London: William Heinemann, 1917 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly faded, tiny nicks to tips, mild partial toning to endpapers, one gutter cracking within, otherwise clean and fresh, a smart copy in excellent condition, with a superb example of the dust jacket, a little spine-tanned, some loss at the head and smaller chips and closed tears to corners and edges. First edition, with the rare dust jacket, and an autograph letter signed from graves laid-in discussing the book; one of 1,000 copies printed. Graves writes, "This was the first book of mine published in the USA. I wrote it during the First World War as an infantry captain, between the ages of 19 and 22. My rank was not due to merit, but to the extraordinarily heavy casualties among officers in trench-fighting. I have kept very few of these poems in my collected work; but one has to make a start somewhere and at least they were not imitative of my elders or contemporaries". The letter is signed and dated 21 November 1956, and folded into an envelope to Fraser Drew, professor of English at the State University College for Teacher, Buffalo, New York, with a Spanish stamp affixed to it. The book also bears the bookplate of R. N. Green-Armytage, who was doctor to Graves's eldest daughter Jenny in the 1930s. Fairies and Fusiliers, Graves's third book, is dedicated to the Royal Welch Fusiliers and contains some of the author's most memorable war poems. Higginson & Williams A3a; Reilly p. 146. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         The Shadow Line

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/good. 1st editon, "First Issue of this Edition, March 1917" on copyright page. Near fine in an unrstorted dust jacket with chips and splitting along the spine and front flap fold, else good.

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         Historia de un cocinero. España culinaria. 1883-1917. Prólogo de José Sierra

      Tip. comercial, Cádiz 1917 - 4º, 448 p. todas ilustr. 1 lám. color, 1 map. pleg. Media piel reciente, nervios, hilos dorados, gofrados. Cubiertas originales. Curiosa publicación de carácter popular, destinada a representar el arte culinario por medio del grabado. Por ello, además de recetas, contiene un gran número de ilustraciones con retratos de cocineros, menús reales, platos artísticos, etc.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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         Prufrock and other observations.

      London: The Egoist,, 1917. Octavo. Original buff wrappers, title to front cover black. Housed in a quarter black morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Just a hint of rubbing to ends and very slight creasing to tips; else a fine copy. First edition of Eliot's first book, one of 500 copies printed. The collection opens with one of Eliot's best known poems, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", written while he was still a student at Harvard in his early 20s, but not published in book form until this volume, which was printed with the silent financial support of Ezra and Dorothy Pound. It has been called, by the critic Christopher Ricks, the best first poem in a first volume of poems.

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         Autograph letter signed to Sylvia Lynd

      two pages (approximately 130 words) 23 November 1917, Cuala Industries Ltd., Churchtown, Dundrum, Co. Dublin - To her friend, the Irish nationalist poet, essayist, short-story writer and novelist: "My dear Sylvia, I have sent you the book [the copy of her brother W.B. Yeats's The Wild Swans at Coole - published in the same month - in the Lynds' library when it was disposed of at auction in 2010]. Please thank Mr. [Robert] Lynd very much for the nice little notice of it in The Daily News - he worked it into the column so well. Since that we have got a good many orders from quite fresh people. So it has already borne fruit - I am sending you our newest illuminated poem - I wish I could send it framed - but the difficulties of sending glass is [sic] great now - I am getting boxes. We haven't shown this poem anywhere yet so you are getting the very first." She inquires after her correspondents' health and mentions an acquaintance. With an autograph superscription to recto "We are also doing "The Pity of Love" [i.e. her brother's poem, as Cuala Broadside N.56]." Signed in full. Folded for mailing and a little foxed and creased but in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Vitznau, 30. April [um 1917/18]. - 4 SS. 4to. Ausführlicher Brief an die Schriftstellerin Grete Meisel-Heß, bezüglich deren Werkes "Die Bedeutung der Monogamie" (Verlag Eugen Diederichs, Jena 1917) und der Schauspielerin Gemma Boic (1883-1914), die sich 1914 das Leben nahm: "Eben habe ich die letzte Zeile Ihres Buches: Die Bed. D. Monog. gelesen und fühle das Bedürfnis Ihnen zu sagen, dass es wirklich in jeder Weise ausgezeichnet ist. Aber nicht dies alleine ist der Grund meines Briefes, der, was die Zustimmung Ihrer Ansichten anbelangt, sicher viele Brüder hat, sondern eine kleine Anmerkung die Sie über Gemma Boic machten. Ich kannte dieses unglückliche Mädchen, wir waren Schülerinnen einer sehr verehrten Mozartspielerin in Wien und Frl. Boic suchte mich auf Grund dieser Bekanntschaft in Berlin auf, um sich mit mir über ihre Pläne auszusprechen. Sie war damals schon irgendwo engagiert gewesen und klagte mir, dass sie schwer weiterkomme. Ich hörte mit grosser Teilnahme zu, denn mich interessierte das temperamentvolle Geschöpf, dann schwankte ich lange ob ich mit meinem Rat herausrücken sollte. Endlich überwand ich meine Schüchternheit, die mich bei solchen Anlässen leider immer überfällt und ich riet ihr sich mit allem Eifer auf das Erlernen - der deutschen Sprache - zu werfen [ ] Die Folge war, dass Frl. Boic sich aufs Tiefste gekränkt von mir zurückzog und nie mehr etwas von mir wissen wollte [ ] Leider, leider, wollen gerade die Talentiertesten nichts davon hören, dass man arbeiten, arbeiten und wieder arbeiten muss. Ja, sie halten es sogar für ein Zeichen von Untalentiertheit, wenn man arbeitet. Ihnen, verehrte Frau, brauche ich das Törichte dieser Gedanken, nicht auseinanderzusetzen [ ] Als die Brochüre über sie erschien, wurde sie mir von einem Herrn mit höhnischen Worten zugeschickt, der mich ungefähr beschuldigte, Frl. Boic ins Unglück getrieben zu haben. Hat sie derartiges geäussert so war sie geistig anormal, denn ich hatte sie gänzlich aus den Augen verloren und nie habe ich in meinem ganzen Leben Talente unterdrückt [ ]". - Gefaltet und etwas knittrig. - Durieux debütierte 1901 in Olmütz und war 1903-11 eine der ersten Schauspielerinnen Max Reinhardts in Berlin. Danach spielte sie am Lessingtheater und am Berliner Kgl. Durieux war in zweiter Ehe bis 1926 mit Paul Cassirer verheiratet, ging nach dem Machtwechsel 1933 auf Auslandstournee, ließ sich später mit ihrem dritten Mann in Agram nieder und spielte noch kurz vor dem "Anschluß" in Wien und Prag. Nach der Deportation ihres Manns durch die Gestapo für die jugoslawischen Partisanen tätig, lebte sie von der Herstellung von Puppen für das kroatische Marionettendrama. Durieux kehrte 1952 an deutsche Bühnen zurück, wurde Mitglied des Bremer Theaters und spielte an den großen Berliner Bühnen. Nach ihrer ersten Filmrolle 1953 war sie seit 1957 auch für Rundfunk und Fernsehen tätig und erhielt zahlreiche Auszeichnungen in Ost- und Westdeutschland, darunter 1967 den Professorentitel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1917. Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur. Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissues and 7 black and white illustrations. Signed limited edition, number 288 out of 500 copies signed by the artist.

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         The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table. Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur.

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited. 1917 - Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, inner dentelles gilt, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissues and 7 black and white illustrations. Signed limited edition, number 288 out of 500 copies signed by the artist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Pis'ma o tekushchikh sobytii [Letter about current events].

      Moscow, Zadruga, 1917. - 126, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers on blue stock. 8vo. First separate edition of a series of letters by the Russian anarchist thinker Petr A. Kropotkin (1842-1921), first published in the newspaper "Russkie Vedomosti" beginning in 1914. "In numerous statements and in a series of articles published in a Moscow newspaper between 1914 and 1917, he denounced German militarism and expansionism and warned of the dire consequences for Russia of a German victory" (Marshall Shatz, Introduction to Kropotkin: The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings). After receiving news of the February Revolution, Kropotkin made plans to return to Russia, from which he had been exiled for 41 years. According to the preface, the present edition was prepared after his return in March (October 1917). Date of publication erroneously given as "1918" on wrapper. - Largely uncut and unopened copy (the final two gatherings cut somewhat inaccurately); light discoloration to left margin of front wrapper and spine. A good copy. Scarce in the trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         KINEMODRAMA: (NE DLYA KINEMATOGRAFA); OKKULTNAYA POVEST IZ TSIKLA IDEI "VECHNOGO VOZVRASHENIYA"

      Petro Grad: Iz. A.N. Brianchaninova (Novoe Zveno), 1917. Original Russian edition: [Cinema Drama (Not For Cinematography): An Occult Novel From the Cycle of Ideas "The Eternal Return", published in English as Strange Life of Ivan Osokin; Originally paperbound, nicely rebound in blue cloth with author's name blind stamped on spine, with original paper cover laid in; Unique custom bookplate of former owner pasted to inside from cover; 157 pages. Cloth bound in very good condition.

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         Tribal Lists of (1) Muntafik Ajwad (2) Muntafik Bani Sa'id (3) Bani Hakim. Catalogue No. O.A. 83.

      Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, 1917. - Folio (210 x 330 mm). (2), 65, (1) pp. Original printed boards, spine reinforced with cloth. Annotated tables of the tribes making up "Al-Muntafiq", a large Arab tribal league in southern and central Iraq then in struggle against British occupation. Edited from the Basrah Arab Bureau's confidential British government handbook "The Muntafik" published that same year. - Corners chipped; erased stamps; stamp and handwritten ownership of "Harry J. Almond, Arabian Mission" (American Mission School). Extremely rare; no copies in OCLC or the British Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Les fleurs du mal. Edition critique avec un appendice et une introduction bibliographique par Pierre Dufay et un portrait de Charles Baudelaire en photogravure.

      Paris Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens 1917 - 3 (weiße) Blätter; 1 Blatt (Vorderteil des Umschlages der Original-Broschur); 2 (weiße) Blätter; 1 Blatt (Photographisches Portrait Baudelaires von Charles Neyt aus dem Jahre 1864 und Handschriftenfaksimile der Widmung des Dichters an seinen Verleger); LXXXIV [84] Seiten; 347 Seiten; 1 Blatt; 1 (weißes) Blatt; 1 Blatt (hinterer Teil des Umschlages der Original-Broschur); Rücken der Original-Broschur; 3 (weiße) Blätter. Signierter ("Randeynes") roter Halbmaroquin-Meistereinband über fünf (falschen) Bünden, mit breiten Maroquinecken, marmorierten Deckelbezügen, der unbeschnittene Kopf vergoldet. Handumstochene Kapitalbändchen, sowie goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Allseitig unbeschnitten, die Innendeckel und fliegenden Vor-, bzw. Nachsätze ebenfalls marmoriert. Im neueren Pappschuber. (19,8 x 14,5 cm) 8°. - No. 10 von nur 72 Exemplaren auf Japan in signierten Meistereinband von Félix Randeynes, die kritische Ausgabe, gleichzeitig die erste vollständige und unzensierte! - Der dekorative Einband ist leicht berieben und bestoßen, besonders an den Stehkanten, den Gelenken, den Ecken und auf den falschen Bünden. Die beigebundenen Bestandteile der Original-Broschur sind papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Vereinzelt feine An- und Unterstreichungen im Text. Mit dem peinlichen, handschriftlich korrigierten Druckfehler gleich auf der ersten Textseite (V), das Todesjahr des Dichters dort mit 1857 angegeben, korrekt ist 1867. * Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2100 gr.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1917 - 1917 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1917. Hi, This lot is an 1917 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The World War One Hardbacks are very rare, especially in this condition. The boarda are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt to the front and the spine, one tiny bit of rubbing can be seen to the bottom left of the front board by the spine) to the top, the rear board is near perfect and the spine gilt is very bright and original. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. Name to pastedown top and internally a nice clean book. This book is as good as mine on my shelf, if not better, my copy has a slightly darker spine cloth but it is signed by Pardon (if you prefer that one , please email me as I cant decide which one to own). A rare Wisden in superb condition (++) and a very nice price.

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         Gaspard, précédé d'un avant-propos inédit de l'auteur, illustré de 16 dessins inédits de Jean Lefort reproduits en fac-similés,«les soldats de la guerre», Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Devambez, 1917.

      - 1 vol. in-4° rel. plein maroquin marron et son étui, dos à nerfs, auteur et titre dorés, toutes tranches dorées, double filets dorés sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure alternant branche de feuilles de chêne et de laurier que sépare une rosace ponctuée d'un casque de poilu et d'encadrements de filets dorés sertis de dents de rats dorées. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme - 244 p. + 16 dessins inédits de Jean Lefort reproduits en fac-similés. Superbe Exemplaire mais reliure comportant des traces blanches d'un cirage malvenu (sans gravité). Exemplaire aux Armes de Jean Louis Napoléon Eugène Régnier quatrième Duc de Massa comte de Gromeau et de son épouse Adélaïde de Boutray. Il fût cousin germain D'André Philippe Alfred Régnier duc de Massa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         [Photo Album]: Utah, Idaho, and Montana

      1917. Very Good. Oblong quarto. String-tied buff-colored flexible paper wrappers with "Snaphots" embossed on the cover. 139 mostly sepia-toned snapshot images (plus one real photo postcard), in a variety of sizes, but probably the majority approximately 4.25" x 3.25". Different formats, but mostly gelatin silver images, both matte and glossy. Two or three images are lacking from original mounts, two others are laid in, but certainly unpillaged. A few have been affixed rather close to the margin resulting in creases or in a few cases some damage, modest fading to some images but overall very good. A good number of the images are captioned with places and in many cases dates. The images are mostly from Utah, Montana, and Idaho. Specific places include Salt Lake, Emigration Canyon in snow, and the Pinecrest Inn in Utah; Snake River, Butte, and Three Sisters Mountains in Montana; and the Saint Joseph River in Idaho. Also included are a few pictures from California or Arizona. The pictures depict a dog-loving family interested in outdoor recreation and sporting, and include both men and women outdoors with guns, fishing tackle or strings of caught fish, and many images of sporting dogs posed or cavorting with owners. An interesting early 20th Century album with outdoor images.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         America and Preparedness

      Rinaldi, Tampa, FL 1917 - "Partially written in 1915 . to be presented in competition for the Garnett Andrews Prize, annually awarded by the Virginia Military Institute . except for correction in diction and minor alteration, is . presented as when submitted in June 1916." Light wear to covers with some small damppstains to green boards mainly to the spine. Text clean and unmarked. The binding is tight and square. Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Coast Books]
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         Per L'Ill.mo Capitolo Metropolitano di Beneventocontro D'Angelo e D'Aloia da S. Lupo Udienza del 27 aprile 1917. A relazione del Signor Giudice Cav.

      Benevento, 1917. ITALIANO 0,03 Fascicolo dei primi del '900 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, lieve piega, macchia d'umidità, bordo e punte poco sfregati, tagli e margini delle pagine leggermente bruniti. USATO

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         The Masses - Vol.IX, No.3 (January, 1917)

      New York: The Masses Publishing Co, 1917. Paperback. Contents include contributions by Helen R. Hull, Howard Brubaker, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Austin Lewis, Frank Bohn, Charles Wood, and Amos Pinchot, et al. Illustrations throughout by Mahonri Young, Maurice Becker, Art Young, K.R. Chamberlain, and others, with a centerfold spread by Boardman Robinson. Superb cover art depicting two railroad workers by Frank Walts. Quarto (28cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; 44pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, some oxidation to staples, with a few short edge tears; clean throughout; Very Good+.

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         Bergabhang.

      1917. 1917 - Radierung, 25,2 x 19,9 cm. Unten links betitelt. Unten rechts mit Bleistift signiert. Carl Graepler, Katalog der Radierungen und Exlibris von Otto Ubbelohde Nr. 77. Hinter Passepartout und Glas in breiter Goldleiste (alte Berliner Leiste!) sehr geschmackvoll gerahmt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Piesk]
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         Autograph Letter Signed 1940

      Romanian pianist and composer (1917-1950), whose star career was cut short by his death at age 33.  Rare autograph letter signed by him, dated on December 21st, 1940, in Romanian, to Romanian conductor Constantin Silvestri (1913-1969). Provided with English translation, one page, 8.75 x 9.3 inches, with folds, small cracks, otherwise in very good condition. Lipatti discusses with Silvestri (they would later become closer friends) about upcoming concerts together, need to postpone a concert for 2 pianos with his wife as a second pianist and Silvestri conducting, so they will have more time to rehearse, and other issues. See translation.

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         The New Atlas and Commercial Gazetteer of China

      A work devoted to its Geography & Resources; and Economic & Commercial development. Compiled and translated from the latest and most authoritative surveys and records. 25 colour maps (several double-page and folding) and numerous tables. Elephant folio, measuring 40x55cm. Original cloth, minor staining and light wear, but overall still a very good copy. [xii], xi, 88, 35, 187, xxxiii, [xvii](appendices), [xxxx](adverts)pp. Shanghai, North-China Daily News & Herald, n.d. [but ca.

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         THEATRE COMPLET VOL. I

      Flammarion, 1917. Francese 0,31 Pagine brunite da fattore tempo e qualità della carta, con fioritura, bordi non allineati e non rifilati, legatura lenta, brossura editoriale morbida, con fioritura, usura e strappi ai bordi ed al dorso, dissolvenze, firma appartenenza e, osa curiosa, segnato vol. II sia al piatto che al dorso ma all'interno effettivamente vol. I USATO

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         Recollections of a California Pioneer

      New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 235 p. Written after the author had passed 88 years of age, this important early work follows his decision as a young man to leave his home in the East to seek gold in California in 1850. The book chronicles their travel westward and their life in San Francisco, as well as recollections of early Sacramento, Salinas, Native Americans encountered, fighting off attacks by wolves, and even travels in Arizona: a fascinating and somewhat scarce glimpse into early pioneer life in California.***DESCRIPTION: Orange cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, plain endpapers, author portrait as frontispiece with tissue guard; pagination: 235 pp.***CONDITION: Overall near fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing. There is very minor soiling to boards, very minor wear to head/tail of the spine, prior owner name in a flowing script on the front free endpaper, small label with prior bookseller (Books Inc., Fairmont Hotel, SF) on rear paste-down, all pages clean with exception of very small (5mm) burn-hole on page 49.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Special Edition / Gazette des Ardennes / The Russian Disaster. July 25th 1917 (WWI Aerial Dropped Propaganda, Russian Revolution, Psychological Warfare)

      Charleville, France [?]: German Army [?], 1917. Fair. A large and unlikely trench warfare battlefront survivor, found in 1917 "... hung on British barbed wire entanglements among many other copies." and quite possibly, surviving in only a single copy - with no record of this "Special Edition" found available in the trade or institutional holdings [nor in Aerial Propaganda and the Wartime Occupation of France, 1914-18 by Bernard Wilkin]. Broadside printed recto only in black ink onto thin wartime paper, 23 x 16-3/4 inches wide with "Special Edition / Gazette des Ardennes / The Russian Disaster." as a header. Linen backed as found, with a pinned note attached "This was hung on British barbed wire entanglements amongst many other copies. It was mounted for preservation. 1917" and signed on verso in the same hand "Capt. C.S. Hunt", who may be the same Captain C.S. Hunt that was an airship captain and also became Commanding Officer of the RAF East Fortune Base (established as a fighter and airship airfield in 1915) in July, 1916 (see "Commanding Officers" in Kingsnorth Airship Station: In Defence of the Nation by Tina Bilbé). Hunt's interest in preserving this unusual (French language copies of the Gazette des Ardennes newspaper are common) piece of aerial dropped propaganda would make sense, as he would have been aware of and likely engaged in, similar active propaganda operations for the Allies. Broadside is toned and fragile with soil, tears and small losses, horizontal and vertical fold lines, some delamination from linen backing apparent. Will be shipped flat. Interesting for many reasons, this large propaganda leaflet appears at first glance to be published by the Germans in occupied France "[German] Propaganda specially destined for the French is more effective. The chief effort is the Gazette des Ardennes, a weekly newspaper written in French and with occasionally an illustrated supplement. It is distributed both by aeroplane and by balloon. It is cleverly conducted, containing much inflammatory political matter, ex parte statements as to the progress of the war, attacks on the English, news of individual French prisoners, lists of French and Belgians alleged to have been killed by the action of Allied Airmen. From a propagandist point of view, it is much more unscrupulous and probably more effective than our Courrier, ..." THE AERIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PROPAGANDA TO THE ENEMY : A Report by Captain P. Chalmers Mitchell. M.I.7b(4), 23rd February 1918." But, considering the Russian angle wherein "The Germans gave Lenin transit from Switzerland to Finland in the expectation that Lenin would enter Russia, commit high treason against the Czar, and take Russia out of the war. He did so, but the engulfing wave of Communist revolution contributed to the defeat of Germany as well." (both quotes from psywar dot org.) It could also have been published as "Black Propaganda", a misrepresention or a forgery meant to confuse. The final word however, is from a published expert's longer article "This 25 July 1917 copy of the German newspaper was found "caught in barbed wire along with many other copies..." according to a pinned note signed by a Captain C.S. Hunt. These newspapers were usually written in French but for some unknown reason this one is written in English. One can see that the revolution has started and instead of fighting, the Russian troops are debating and walking away from the front. The commanders have decided to shoot the deserters. The newspaper concludes that it is not the men who are at fault, but their leaders who have sent them into battle to uselessly die." SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.) psywarrior dot com.

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         Royal victoria hospital netley

      Private 1917 - Very unique collection of postcards for netley hospital or the Royal Victoria Hospital Southampton, alot are real postcard photographs, they belonged to an Irish Lady who i believe worked here during the war and collected these, only a selection of postcards shown . Please feel free to email me about this . The album consists of some 9 postcards of Netley abbey followed by 21 photographs of the hospital which include nurses and staff and also photo postcards of a sports day showing various events and the injured at rest. Another 10 photo postcards of various actors in the mikado production at the hospital, one is signed by the actor. Postcard of the hospital yacht cecilia, some very scarce and unique postcards [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Anne's House of Dreams

      McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, Toronto 1917 - 346 p. Colour frontispiece by M. L. Kirk. Mauve pictorial hardcover. In dustjacket with numerous chips and small tears. Ink signature on front free endpaper. A first edition of book five in the "Anne" series, chronicling Anne and Gilbert's early married life. After Anne and Gilbert's wedding, they move to a house that Anne has long anticipated as her "house of dreams" in Four Winds Point. A bittersweet novel, since events in Anne's life soon reflect similar unfortunate occurrences in the life of the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Prufrock and other observations.

      London: The Egoist,, 1917. Octavo. Original buff wrappers, title to front cover black. Housed in a custom black solander box. Wrappers lightly toned, minute chip to bottom of spine panel, occasional very faint foxing to margins. A very nice copy of this fragile publication, usually found in poor condition. First edition of Eliot's first book, one of 500 copies printed. The collection opens with one of Eliot's best known poems, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", written while he was still a student at Harvard in his early 20s, but not published in book form until this volume, which was printed with the silent financial support of Ezra and Dorothy Pound. It has been called, by the critic Christopher Ricks, the best first poem in a first volume of poems.

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         Steindrucke zu kleinen Schriften von Heinrich von Kleist.

      Berlin: Burno Cassirer, [1917].(). 56 lithographs by Liebermann. One of 270 copies, signed by the artist. Vellum binding in original cloth slipcase. Schiefler, 226-282. The Artist and the Book, no. 169.

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         Der Ziegelbrenner. Hefte 1-8 in 5 Heften. Kritik an peinlichen Kulturzuständen und an widerwärtigen Zeitgenossen.

      8(21 x 12 cm), je ca. 26 S., Geheftet, Sehr guter Zustand Konvolut der seltenen Zeitschrift (erschien von 1917-1921, in insgesamt 40 Nr. in 13 Heften). Die kaum noch aufzufindende anarchistische Zeitschrift Travens mit dem äußerst seltenen ersten Heft sowie der Vierfachnummer zur November-Revolution. - Der 1969 verstorbene Verfasser der B. Traven-Bücher gilt nach Heidemann, Recknagel u.a. als identisch mit dem Herausgeber und meist auch Verfasser des "Ziegelbrenner", der sich damals Ret Marut nannte. Vermutungen über seine Abstammung und seinen wirklichen Namen halten bis heute an. Durch den "Ziegelbrenner" kam Traven (ca. 1882-1969) im April 1919 in der Münchener Räterepublik zu politischer Bedeutung.

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         The Chronicles of America, 50 Volume Set, Extra-Illustrated

      Yale University Press, New Haven - 1917-1921. Complete sets in near fine condition are uncommon. Each volume is written by a different scholar. For instance, Carl Becker writes on "The Eve of the Revolution" , Charles Andrews on "The Fathers of New England" Herbert Eugene Bolton on "The Spanish Borderlands". Macy's major work on the anti-slavery campaign was the first important work on the subject and still the place to begin reading on the rise of the abolitionist movement. The set is one of the best comprehensive views of American History. The books are of conveniently small size and printed in beautiful type and high quality paper but the scholarship emphasizes the story without laborious technical subpoints; in other words, it represents one of the best overall views of history in our country's first two centuries to the changes at the end of World War I. V.1 The red man's continent, by Ellsworth Huntington. -- v. 2. The Spanish conquerors, by Irving Berdine Richman. -- v. 3. Elizabethan sea-dogs, by William Wood. -- v. 4. Crusaders of New France, by William Bennett Munro. -- v. 5. Pioneers of the old South, by Mary Johnston. -- v. 6. The fathers of New England, By Charles M. Andrews. -- v. 7. Dutch and English on the Hudson, by Maud Wilder Goodwin. -- v. 8. The Quaker colonies, by Sydney G. Fisher. -- v. 9. Colonial folkways, by Charles M. Andrews. -- v. 10. The conquest of New France, by George M. Wrong. -- v. 11. The eve of the revolution, by Carl Becker. -- v. 12. Washington and his comrades in arms, by George M. Wrong. -- v. 13. The fathers of the Constitution, by Max Farrand. -- v. 14. Washington and his colleagues, by Henry Jones Ford. -- v. 15. Jefferson and his colleagues, by Allen Joshnson, -- v. 16. John Marshall and the Constitution, by Edward S. Corwin. -- v. 17. The fight for a free sea, by Ralph D. Paine. -- v. 18. Pioneers of the old Southwest, by Constance Lindsay Skinner. -- v. 19. The Old Northwest, by Frederic Austin Ogg. -- v. 20. The reign of Andrew Jackson, by Frederic Austin Ogg. -- v. 21. The paths of inland commerce, by Archer B. Hulbert. -- v. 22. Adventures of Oregon, by Constance L. Skinner. -- v. 23. The Spanish borderlands, by Herbert E. Bolton. -- v. 24. Texas and the Mexican War, by Nathaniel W. Stephenson. -- v. 25. The forty-niners, by Steward Edward White. -- v. 26. The passing of the frontier, by Emerson Hough. -- v. 27. The cotton kingdom, by William E. Dodd. -- v. 28. the Anti-slavery crusade, by Jesse Macy. -- v. 29. Abraham Lincoln and the union, by Nathaniel W. Stephenson. -- v. 30. The day of the confederacy, by Nathaniel W. Stephenson. -- v. 31. Captains of the Civil War, by William Wood. -- v. 32. The sequel of Appomattox, by Walter Lynwood Fleming. -- v. 33. The American spirit in education, by Edwin E. Slosson. -- v. 34. The American spirit in literature, by Bliss Perry. -- v. 35. Our foreigners, by Samuel P. Orth. -- v. 36. The old merchant marine, by Ralph D. Paine. -- v. 37. The age of invention, by Holland Thompson. -- v. 38. The railroad builders, by John Moody. -- v. 39. The age of big business, by Burton J. Hendrick. -- v. 40. The armies of labor, by Samuel P. Orth. -- v. 41. The Masters of capital, by John Moody. -- v. 42. The New South, by Holland Thompson. -- v. 43. The boss and the machine, by Samuel P. Orth. -- v. 44. The Cleveland era, by Henry Jones Ford. -- v. 45. The agrarian crusade, by Solon J. Buck. -- v. 46. The path of empire, by Carl Russell Fish. -- v. 47. Theodore Roosevelt and his times, by Harold Howland. -- v. 48 Woodrow Wilson and the world war, by Charles Seymour. -- v. 49 The Canadian Dominion, by Oscar D. Skelton. -- v. 50. The Hispanic Nations of the New World, by William R. Shepherd.

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         One typed and five autograph letters signed to Sylvia Lynd

      seven pages (approximately 500 words) 14 March 1917 - 11 October 1933 and n.d., 84 Merrion Square, Dublin and 41 Sussex Square, Hyde Park London - An important series of letters to his friend, the Irish nationalist poet, essayist, short-story writer and novelist. The early correspondence concerns fundraising for James Connolly's widow Lillie following his execution by the British Army for his leading role in the Easter uprising in Dublin in 1916. George Bernard Shaw, Sir Horace Plunkett and Dr. Richard Tobin - the surgeon who attended Connolly after he was badly wounded during the uprising (a fact that did not prevent his executioners from tying him to a chair in order to keep him upright for the firing squad) - were co-contributors. The earliest letter summarises Russell's (characteristically generous) intentions: "I enclose a letter from Mrs. Connolly acknowledging the cheque. You will see she refers to Roderic her boy. Dr. Tobin and I are keeping an eye on the boy & when he starts to do anything we will come in to help him. At present - he thinks he knows better than all the earth and he fifteen." (Clearly a chip off the old block, the young Roddy had been involved in the Easter Rising and subsequently became a Marxist - spending time in Russia and forming a close association with Lenin - and, later, a Labour MP in the Dail.) A susbsequent letter (dated in ink to 1918-19 by the Lynds' daughter Maire Gaster but 1917) takes up the story: "It is very good & generous of you & Robert in these hard times to pass on the money received for literary work to Mrs Connolly. I will send to her my own cheque for the amount telling her it is not from me but from an Irishman who had an admiration for the ability & character of her husband. Dr. Tobin and I raised another fund which was originally intended to pay the passage money for herself & family to America. This was made impossible by the authorities here and then we decided to use the money to educate young Connolly. The boy however is too much for us & also for his mother. We placed him as a boarder in a good college where they were very sympathetic to him." The fiery boy soon absconded, however, as " . . . he wanted to be in Dublin & in touch with revolutionary movements . . . and I am in despair over him, not liking to give him up because his father before his execution in a fashion appointed Dr. Tobin and I as his guardians." The t.l.s., on the letterhead of the Irish Statesman, 10 April [1930], reads "It was nice of you to lay a wreath upon the Statesman which died yesterday when I corrected the last proofs. I hope I shall never write a leading article again. Y.O. is gone to Limbo along with six or seven other pseudonyms. I hope by the beginning of next year after a rest I shall start to write books which I could not have dreamed of undertaking when I was doing so many weekly columns." The later letters, from London, to where Russell removed after his wife's death in 1932, are mostly concerned with social engagements: he declines an invitation as the " . . . day was already mortgaged to Sturge Moore." "I had a week in Ireland and breathed an air clear of mist and fog. It as a delight and decided me to return to Ireland in the summer." All signed "AE". Letters by Russell are scarce. Two small losses to edge of typed letter, all folded for mailing and in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         DER IDISHER FARMER [COMPLETE, VOL. 9, 1-12]

      New York: The Jewish Agricultural And Industrial Aid Society(1917). First edition. Period Boards. 256 pages. 31 cm. In Yiddish and English. Title translates to "The Yiddish Farmer. " Whereas earlier agriculture societies sought to resettle groups of new immigrants in farming colonies, generally preferred to support Jewish famers on an individual basis. In its early years. the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, incorporated in 1900.focused its efforts on procuring land for prospective [Jewish] farmers and on helping them manage financially. After a few years it widened its mission and began to engage in education. In 1908 the Society founced The Jewish Farmer, for many years the only agricultural magazine in the world published in Yiddish. The monthly contained articles on scientifc farming and advertisements for services and good needed by farmers. In its early years an English page was added for the children of immigrant farmers" (Kinsberg, "People of Faith" JTS, 2003). SUBJECTS: Jewish farmers -- Periodicals. Jews -- Agriculture -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 libraries with holdings, but most of these are partial, often only fragmentary. Ex-library with markings only on boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Very Good Condition. (YID-27-17)

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         Sailors Yarning. Edgartown, Mass. 1917.

      Edgartown, Massachusetts.1917. - Original drawing. Titled and dated in the image. Signed, titled and dated on the support sheet. 9 x 12 inches. Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

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         The Bar-Tender's Guide: Or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks, containing clear and reliable directions for mixing all the beverages used in the United States, together with the most popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish recipes; embracing punches, juleps, cobblers, etc. etc. in endless variety. An entirely new and enlarged edition. [The Bon Vivant's Companion; Or, How to Mix Drinks]

      New York: Fitzgerald Publishing Company, Successor to Dick & Fitzgerald, 18 Vesey Street, New York, 1917. Octavo (18 x 12.25 cm.), 130 pages. Index. Illustrated. Third edition, later printing, of the first true cocktail manual. We've written much about this book in other lists and catalogues, so here we'll just focus on removing a bit of muddiness in the bibliography. While the publication date is here indicated as 1887, the imprint states, "Fitzgerald Publishing Company, Successor to Dick & Fitzgerald, 18 Vesey Street, New York". Publication must therefore follow the dissolution of the original Dick & Fitzgerald imprint, and the creation of its successor, in 1917. The prior year, Harris Dick, the "millionaire publisher" had died unexpectedly in the Boston subway. And so, with "Fitzgerald Publishing Company" at the foot of the title, the present book must have been printed 1917 or later. The book's form, including pagination, the type treatment of the title page, and the decorated cloth binding, are identical with that of the 1887. It is not uncommon to see various printings of this title with the Fitzgerald Publishing Company imprint listed as 1887, and even to see the Danbury, Connecticut printing by Behrens & Co. listed as 1887. Behrens bought the catalogue from Fitzgerald Publishing in 1940 and yet failed to change the publication date on subsequent issues. All Behrens & Co. publications of The Bar-Tender's Guide were issued post-1940. ~ Some small closed tears and abrasions to edges of a few leaves; signatures a bit shaken. Clean and bright throughout. In publisher's black-decorated brown cloth, with a tiny bit of pulling to the top of the spine; otherwise near fine. Scarce. [OCLC locates five copies with the Fitzgerald Publishing imprint (all indicating 1887 as the publication date); Noling Beverage Literature, page 403].

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         Goliath and David

      [1917.] 1917 - First edition. Small 4to., original plain red wrappers. S.I. [Privately Printed]. Graves' second book, only relatively recently relegated from the status of Number 1. Higginson A2. Some very minor wear to the wrappers, but an excellent copy, with Robert Graves' presentation inscription on the inside of the upper wrapper ?Eric Kennington from Robert Graves. 1918.? This includes the poems ?To a dead Boche?; ?Escape?, where Graves records his removal from the pile of corpses ?Life, life! I can't be dead, I won't be dead:Damned if I'll die for anyone? I said . . . And the heartbreaking ?Not Dead? where he considers the death of his friend David Thomas (the Davidof the book's title): Walking through trees to cool my heat and pain, I know that David?s with me here again. All that is simple, happy, strong, he is. Caressingly I stroke Rough bark of the friendly oak. A brook goes bubbling by: the voice is his. Turf burns with pleasant smoke; I laugh at chaffinch and at primroses. All that is simple, happy, strong, he is. Over the whole wood in a little while Breaks his slow smile. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Poems of Conformity.

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,, 1917. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Head of spine very slightly bumped. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel slightly faded and marked. First edition, first impression. Charles Williams (1886–1945) was a British writer who was a member of the Inklings, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S Lewis's discussion group at Oxford. Williams's second book of poetry, the work is ambitious and, despite its title, anything but conformist, merging religion with sex and politics. The poet Alice Meynell gave the book a positive review, declaring that Williams was "alone among the writers of his generation by the quality of his imagination and even by the turn of his verse". Very rare in the dust jacket.

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