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        The Leading Facts of New Mexican History

      The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids 1911-1917 - 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches, cloth, top edges gilt, uncut, Complete 5-volume set, with the first 2 volumes being published in 1911 and 1912, and with the latter 3 volumes being published in 1917. Includes prospectus for the first 2 volumes. Howes T448. First Edition, Limited edition: one of 1500 edition. Good: front inner hinge of Volume 1 weak with front free endpaper loose, front inner hinge of Volume 2 and both inner hinges of Volume 3 cracked, sunning to spines of Volumes 3-5; plate facing p. 374 of Volume V loose. Good: front inner hinge of Volume 1 weak with front free endpaper loose, front inner hinge of Volume 2 and both inner hinges of Volume 3 cracked, sunning to spines of Volumes 3-5; plate facing p. 374 of Volume V loose [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felix der Kater I. Seltsame Abenteuer. Verse von Arthur Rebner, Vorwort Alfred Polgar.

      64 S. Quer-Quart. Illustrierter Halbleineneinband. Erste Deutsche Ausgabe,- Schug 2457,- Erster und einziger Band mit den Abenteuern des "Kater Felix".Verse von A. Rebner, Vorwort von A. Polgar. - "Den ersten kurzen Zeichentrickfilm mit dem Helden 'Felix the cat' brachte Pat Sullivan schon 1917 in die Kinos, also 12 Jahre vor dem ersten Auftreten der Mickey Mouse von Walt Disney. Die Felix Filme und auch die danach erscheinenden Comix waren sofort ein großer Erfolg" (Schug). Einband etwas gebleicht und minimal bestossen, Rücken etwas fleckig, Innen vereinzelt etwas fleckig, insgesamt guter Erhalt des überaus seltenen Comic-Buches.

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        The Shadow Line

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1917. 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. Near fine / good.

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        Inland Printer] Original Cover Art Studies]

      - Offered here are two original pieces of cover art studies for The Inlaid Printer, the magazing which Will Bradley contributed so much art and design. 1) 8 1/2 x 12" on card paper, study for "Christmas, November, 1917, for "The Inland Printer" showing a woman in flowing brown coat shopping with her daughter. Border beginning in olive green, the lettering in red, ochre, white, black and greens. The drawing in pencil is unfinished. With notations at top to printer 2) 7 x 7" on the back of a page of magzine, in pencil with white gouache, "November MDCCCII." i.e. misrepresented, and a faint CCCC in pencil below. As well, a small marginalia instruction upper right. With Scarce thus.

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        Modern War Paintings by C R W Nevinson

      London: Grant Richards, 1917. Book. Good. Hardcover. Staggering volume containing Nevinson's war paintings. 25 plates, one in colour. The Colour plate, 'Column on the March', is signed in pencil by Nevinson. Includes La Mitrailleuse. With an introductory essay by Konody. Charts Nevinson's evolving style, from futurism to a more sensitive approach. Employed as an official war artist, Nevinson placed himself into dangerous situations which influenced his work. In original quarter cloth binding. Shelfwear, rubbing and bumping to covers. Tanning to page edges. Some light splitting to inner hinge. But binding sound. Contents clean. Good condition. .

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        La Manière Française.

      Paris: Libraire 'Lutetia',, 1917. 20 Images ou culs-de-lamp … avec une préface par Lucien Descaves. Folio (320 × 240 mm). 20 leaves in original cloth-backed portfolio, paper-covered boards, pochoir-coloured image to the front board, similarly coloured pastedowns and flaps, tricolour ribbons present if a little tattered. 20 loose sheets, 16 plates pochoir-coloured by Charpentier under the artist's direction, similar title page, 2 leaves of text with coloured decoration to each, contents and limitation leaf with pochoir head and tail-piece. Very good. First, and only edition, limited to 320 copies, this one hors commerce and designated "Ex. d'artiste" in manuscript at the limitation, and inscribed on the title page by the artist to the author of the preface; "À M. Lucien Descaves, hommage reconnaisant de Robert Bonfils, 9.7.17", together with a brief autograph note to him thanking him for his "prècieuse collaboration". Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs (1889) led to his being stripped of his rank during his military service. Descaves was editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair. The second plate in the portfolio, "L'Union Sacrée", in which a civilian and priest deliver shells for a field gun, celebrates "the truce in which the political Left agreed not to oppose the war or call a strike" (Harris & Edelstein, p.73). This plate is captioned, as are most, with a quotation from a contemporary source, in this case from Poincaré's declaration of war: "France will be defended heroically by all of her sons; nothing will break their Sacred Union before the enemy; today they are joined together as brothers in a common indignation against the aggressor, and in a common patriotic faith". A remarkably elaborate production in view of the date of publication, inevitably uncommon - OCLC locates just 5 copies BnF and 4 in the US - and this a superb association copy.

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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

      [No place]: Reprinted by Special Permission of John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. Approximately 11" x 14". Printed in red and blue. Old folds, uniform age-toning, else about fine. A poetry broadside pledge for small children, with a place for the child's signature, promising to eat foods that were in plentiful supply. OCLC locates three copies.

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        Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.

      In the Field & Paris: Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées & Service Geographique de l'Armée,, 1917-8. I: Vigneulles -A: "Tirage du 7 Aout 1917, 11ème Edition", folded 230 x 185mm, unfolded 560 x 1070 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in grey, red and blue. II: Senones: "Annule l'édition du 12 Août 1918. Mis à jour le 16 Octobre 1918", folded 245 x 180 mm, unfolded 715 x 1075 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in green, red, blue, and brown. Deep bluish-green sand-grain cloth covers, title blocked in gilt and gilt-stamped "Lieut. Col. Gordon Macdonald, 324 Infantry". Covers rubbed and a little creased, particularly I, maps slightly browned and the linen support becoming frail on the folds, some "service wear", but remaining very good. A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Macdonald was commanding officer of the 3rd battalion 324th US Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, part of the US I Army, and was unattached to any corps, the division operating as an individual unit. The Vigneulles map shows the situation at 8:00 am on the morning of 9 November 1918 and is heavily annotated by Macdonald in blue and red pencil, graphite and pen and ink (although inexplicably misdated "1920"). Macdonald notes that he received the "Plan of Attack" at 11:00 pm the preceding night and that copies were then transmitted to various regimental battalions and companies, which he identifies. To the north of the 324th are the 322nd and 323rd infantry regiments (Macdonald noting that the latter "will not advance"). The line of attack for the 324th, delineated here, was through Manheulles to Ville-en-Wöevre. Artillery observation posts and headquarters positions are also marked, and the "Sector Attack II U. S. Army", on the right flank of the 81st. Macdonald has noted at the head of the map: "This map is the property of Lieut.-Col. Macdonald and is not to be removed from his quarters". Between 8 and 11 November the 81st captured Moranville, Grimaucourt and Abaucourt. The Senones map – labelled "Secret" and annotated and dated by Macdonald in blue pencil and pen and ink – is titled by him "Organization of Sub-Sector Novion held by Third Battalion 324 US Inf.". This was part of the St. Die sector (Vosges), where the 81st remained in the front line from 20 September to 10 October. Despite holding what was considered to be a quite part of the line in the Vosges Mountains, the division suffered some 116 casualties from German trench raids and artillery fire. Macdonald has noted battalion positions, the limits of the sector, location of supply dumps, munitions dumps, HQ, kitchen, redoubts, and observation posts. Most tellingly he has noted which positions are "under direct enemy observation" from German units on higher ground in this very difficult mountainous and heavily wooded terrain; the deployment of the 324th was centred on the town of Celles-sur-Plaine, which lies in a valley. According to the "Princeton Alumni Weekly", Gordon Macdonald became "a special partner in the Stock Exchange firm of Seasongood, Haas & Macdonald, 60 Broadway, New York. He is living at Morristown, NJ. Gordon finished his army service with an honorable discharge on May 24, 1919, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 324th Infantry. He was in action on the St. Die sector (Vosges) September and October, 1918, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive October-November, 1918" (June 16, 1920, p. 875). These 1:20,000 scale maps were produced by the French Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées (or GCTA) "a specialized cartographic military unit created at the beginning of the war and assigned to each division of the French army…. It was their job to survey the terrain and update the maps used by the French army based on direct observation, aerial reconnaissance, sound ranging, and other methods. British and German military maps were based upon the Belgian Bonne projection, a method of projecting the curved surface of the earth onto a flat surface which accurately preserves distance. In 1915 the French began basing their military cartography on the Lambert projection. The projection preserves bearing and proved much more accurate and useful for plotting artillery missions… The American Expeditionary Forces adopted the French Plans Directeurs trench maps for their own purposes" (New York Public Library: The Great War and Modern Mapping 2015, retrieved 31.10.17). These two engrossing maps were annotated at various times across the campaign in the Vosges and during the enormous Meuse-Argonne offensive, the baptism of fire for the AEF during the Great War, and are fine exemplars that support the assertion that "World War I was, more than any other conflict to that point, a war of maps" (NYPL).

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        La Manière Française. 20 Images ou culs-de-lamp avec une préface par Lucien Descaves.

      Paris: Libraire 'Lutetia', 1917 - Folio (320 × 240 mm). 20 leaves in original cloth-backed portfolio, paper-covered boards, pochoir-coloured image to the front board, similarly coloured pastedowns and flaps, tricolour ribbons present if a little tattered. Very good. 20 loose sheets, 16 plates pochoir-coloured by Charpentier under the artist's direction, similar title page, 2 leaves of text with coloured decoration to each, contents and limitation leaf with pochoir head and tail-piece. First, and only edition, limited to 320 copies, this one hors commerce and designated "Ex. d'artiste" in manuscript at the limitation, and inscribed on the title page by the artist to the author of the preface; "À M. Lucien Descaves, hommage reconnaisant de Robert Bonfils, 9.7.17", together with a brief autograph note to him thanking him for his "prècieuse collaboration". Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs (1889) led to his being stripped of his rank during his military service. Descaves was editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair. The second plate in the portfolio, "L'Union Sacrée", in which a civilian and priest deliver shells for a field gun, celebrates "the truce in which the political Left agreed not to oppose the war or call a strike" (Harris & Edelstein, p.73). This plate is captioned, as are most, with a quotation from a contemporary source, in this case from Poincaré's declaration of war: "France will be defended heroically by all of her sons; nothing will break their Sacred Union before the enemy; today they are joined together as brothers in a common indignation against the aggressor, and in a common patriotic faith". A remarkably elaborate production in view of the date of publication, inevitably uncommon - OCLC locates just 5 copies BnF and 4 in the US - and this a superb association copy. Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre, 3338 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Tirages anciens, Imagerie Pellerin a Epinal. No. 4-I, 4-II and 5. 3 volumes.

      Epinal : Pellerin & Cie, imp.-edit. 1917 - Circa 1917. Three oblong folio volumes. No. 4-I, 4-II and 5. Original cloth backed boards. Spotting and rubbing to boards. Pages tanned and brittle. This collection contains prints of Military units and uniforms, theatre costumes, the kings of France, and battle scenes. The old prints (tirages anciens) in bright colours were sold in France in the nineteenth century. They owe their name - imagerie pellerin - to the fact that the first publisher of this kind of images was called Pellerin. He lived in Epinal. The expression 'image d'epinal' has become a fixed expression for these traditional, often naive and caricatured images. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'A. Vernant,, 1917. Neuf Gravures au Burin de … Précédées d'une Lettre sur les Spectacles de la Guerre de Roger Allard. Octavo. Original cream card wraps, title printed to the front panel in green and black, loosely inserted as issued; 4 bifolia of text including title page printed in green and black, and 9 bifolia each with letterpress title recto of the first leaf, and engraved plate recto of the second, separate bifolia with the plate-list and achevé, original tissue-guards throughout, housed in the original cloth-backed marbled paper-covered portfolio, printed label to the front panel, linen ties. A little rubbed on the boards, some light browning, but overall very good. First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A close friend of Laboureur's, Dufy co-founded with him Les Peintres-Graveurs Indépendents in 1923. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours et Fifres", "Les Soldats et la Servante", "Le Marchand de Journaux Anglais", and "Les Soldats a l'Estaminet", "Laboureur's simple abstracted figures and almost cubist landscapes reveal his involvement with contemporary avant-garde art" (Harris & Edelstein, p.55). Born into a bourgeois family in Nantes, Laboureur was originally intended for the law, but gravitated to the study of art when he came to Paris. His first efforts, under the influence of the great engraver Auguste Lepère were primitive Gauguinesque woodcuts. In 1914 when he was attached to the British army as a translator he became "définitivement britannisé" (Mornand, Vingt-Deux Artistes du Livre, p.211), fascinated by the nature of life behind the lines; "Jamais, peut-être, le stylisation syncopée de Laboureur ne fut plus affirmée que dans certaines de ses gravures de guerre". An excellent copy of this stylish glimpse of the lighter side of the war.

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        Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.

      In the Field & Paris: Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées & Service Geographique de l'Armée, 1917-8 - I: Vigneulles -A: "Tirage du 7 Aout 1917, 11ème Edition", folded 230 x 185mm, unfolded 560 x 1070 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in grey, red and blue. II: Senones: "Annule l'édition du 12 Août 1918. Mis à jour le 16 Octobre 1918", folded 245 x 180 mm, unfolded 715 x 1075 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in green, red, blue, and brown. Deep bluish-green sand-grain cloth covers, title blocked in gilt and gilt-stamped "Lieut. Col. Gordon Macdonald, 324 Infantry". Covers rubbed and a little creased, particularly I, maps slightly browned and the linen support becoming frail on the folds, some "service wear", but remaining very good. A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Macdonald was commanding officer of the 3rd battalion 324th US Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, part of the US I Army, and was unattached to any corps, the division operating as an individual unit. The Vigneulles map shows the situation at 8:00 am on the morning of 9 November 1918 and is heavily annotated by Macdonald in blue and red pencil, graphite and pen and ink (although inexplicably misdated "1920"). Macdonald notes that he received the "Plan of Attack" at 11:00 pm the preceding night and that copies were then transmitted to various regimental battalions and companies, which he identifies. To the north of the 324th are the 322nd and 323rd infantry regiments (Macdonald noting that the latter "will not advance"). The line of attack for the 324th, delineated here, was through Manheulles to Ville-en-Wöevre. Artillery observation posts and headquarters positions are also marked, and the "Sector Attack II U. S. Army", on the right flank of the 81st. Macdonald has noted at the head of the map: "This map is the property of Lieut.-Col. Macdonald and is not to be removed from his quarters". Between 8 and 11 November the 81st captured Moranville, Grimaucourt and Abaucourt. The Senones map – labelled "Secret" and annotated and dated by Macdonald in blue pencil and pen and ink – is titled by him "Organization of Sub-Sector Novion held by Third Battalion 324 US Inf.". This was part of the St. Die sector (Vosges), where the 81st remained in the front line from 20 September to 10 October. Despite holding what was considered to be a quite part of the line in the Vosges Mountains, the division suffered some 116 casualties from German trench raids and artillery fire. Macdonald has noted battalion positions, the limits of the sector, location of supply dumps, munitions dumps, HQ, kitchen, redoubts, and observation posts. Most tellingly he has noted which positions are "under direct enemy observation" from German units on higher ground in this very difficult mountainous and heavily wooded terrain; the deployment of the 324th was centred on the town of Celles-sur-Plaine, which lies in a valley. According to the "Princeton Alumni Weekly", Gordon Macdonald became "a special partner in the Stock Exchange firm of Seasongood, Haas & Macdonald, 60 Broadway, New York. He is living at Morristown, NJ. Gordon finished his army service with an honorable discharge on May 24, 1919, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 324th Infantry. He was in action on the St. Die sector (Vosges) September and October, 1918, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive October-November, 1918" (June 16, 1920, p. 875). These 1:20,000 scale maps were produced by the French Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées (or GCTA) "a specialized cartographic military unit created at the beginning of the war and assigned to each division of the French army . It was their job to survey the terrain and update the maps used by the French army based on direct obs [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique. Neuf Gravures au Burin de Précédées d'une Lettre sur les Spectacles de la Guerre de Roger Allard.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'A. Vernant, 1917 - Octavo. Original cream card wraps, title printed to the front panel in green and black, loosely inserted as issued; 4 bifolia of text including title page printed in green and black, and 9 bifolia each with letterpress title recto of the first leaf, and engraved plate recto of the second, separate bifolia with the plate-list and achevé, original tissue-guards throughout, housed in the original cloth-backed marbled paper-covered portfolio, printed label to the front panel, linen ties. A little rubbed on the boards, some light browning, but overall very good. First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A close friend of Laboureur's, Dufy co-founded with him Les Peintres-Graveurs Indépendents in 1923. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours et Fifres", "Les Soldats et la Servante", "Le Marchand de Journaux Anglais", and "Les Soldats a l'Estaminet", "Laboureur's simple abstracted figures and almost cubist landscapes reveal his involvement with contemporary avant-garde art" (Harris & Edelstein, p.55). Born into a bourgeois family in Nantes, Laboureur was originally intended for the law, but gravitated to the study of art when he came to Paris. His first efforts, under the influence of the great engraver Auguste Lepère were primitive Gauguinesque woodcuts. In 1914 when he was attached to the British army as a translator he became "définitivement britannisé" (Mornand, Vingt-Deux Artistes du Livre, p.211), fascinated by the nature of life behind the lines; "Jamais, peut-être, le stylisation syncopée de Laboureur ne fut plus affirmée que dans certaines de ses gravures de guerre". An excellent copy of this stylish glimpse of the lighter side of the war. Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre, French Illustrators and World War I, p.55 for his illustrations for Boulestin's Dans les Flandres britanniques. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Typed Letter Signed (TLS) re: receipt of a book

      Dayton OH, 1917. One page letter on Orville's personal stationary, folded twice. Browning and chips at the top and edges of the letter. "Mr. Ralph T. Hale, Small, Maynard & Company, 15 Beacon Street, New York, N. Y. | My dear Mr. Hale: I thank you for the copy of "The Last Voyage of the Karluk", which you have sent me. I shall be very interested in reading it. With pleasant remembrances of our meeting, at New York, I am Sincerely yours, Orville Wright."

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        The Old Huntsman and other poems.

      London: William Heinemann, 1917 - Octavo. Original grey paper boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Slight sunning at head and foot of spine and top edge of the boards, light foxing to edges of text block; very good in the jacket, spine ends a little chipped, splitting at the joint of the front panel and spine, professionally repaired with archival tissue. First edition, first impression of one of the author's key collections of war poetry, and uncommon in the jacket. Keynes A15a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Complete Writings of O. Henry

      NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917, 1917. THE MEMORIAL EDITION SIGNED. 14 vols., 9" x 6-3/8", illustrated by Gordon Grant, signed by the publisher Doubleday. Bound in 3/4 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine, a VERY GOOD set.

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        The Complete Writings

      Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City 1917 - 14 volumes, 8vo. Plates by Gordon Grant. Contemporary brown half morocco, cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Stain at foot of volume 13, otherwise a fresh, bright, and clean set. Limited "Memorial Edition", signed by the publisher, and by the illustrator Gordon Grant on the frontispiece of volume one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Een Voorbereiding. Zijnde de cahiers van Kristiaan Watteyn. Met een tekening van de schrijver en een voorrede van R. Queselius uitgegeven door E. du Perron.

      Bussum, W.N. Dinger, 1917 [= 1927]. Ingenaaid. 232 p. Niet afgesneden. Met frontispice. Gedrukt in een oplage van 120 door de auteur genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Omslag gescheurd, verkleurd en los.l Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op p. (2): 'Madame./ Vous êtes pleine d'indulgence. C'est/ pourquoi je me permets de vous/ offrir ce compte-rendu -plutôt banal - d'un mariage raté. Mais oserais-je/ vous conseiller de le lire?... Ah,/ Madame, ceci, - c'est une tout autre/ affaire! EdP.'. Dit is het laatste van de 20 exemplaren die niet in de handel kwamen. Niet in Het Leven is wellicht een farce. Geschreven boekopdrachten van E. du Perron, verzameld en ingeleid door Kees Snoek (Amsterdam 2005). Batten/ Stols 22.

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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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        Birds of Australia by Aptah

      Four watercolours. Square 12mo. Beautifully bound in limp tooled calf, with cord tie. Spotting to calf on verso. [12pp.] N.p. [Australia], n.d.

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        Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel.

      - Basel, [1917-1929]. 3 Volumes in 2. Large 4o. Full green linen. Complete. Foxing on the edges and on the title page but none on the rest of the pages: very good condition. Exlibris (coloured) Gruether and Daniel de Bruin. Illustrated with a few hundred coloured full page lithographed coats-of-arms. Volume I and II have 5 parts, volume III only 1. H203

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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      Frederick Warne & Co, 1917-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Slipcase. First Edition, 1917. First edition endpapers as described in Linder. 49 pages. Small ink inscription dated 10.2.18. Text block in nice condition. A few marks on the boards. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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        Auskunftsbuch für den Handel mit der Türkei. Kurzgefaßtes Nachschlagebuch für Handel und Industrie.

      Leipzig, Berlin and Constantinople, B. G. Teubner, 1917. Small 8vo. Original cloth, lettered in black; pp. 178, [6, advertisements], [16, blank for notes], two folding maps on one sheet, map in two colurs as rear paste-down; evenly a little browned due to paper stock, a few marginal holes to uppe margins at the beginning. First edition of this very rare handbook for the trade between Germany and the ailing Ottoman Empire, welded together during the First World War. Descriptions of towns and their goods, German companies and their branches in Turkey and the Arabic peninsula, difficulties for the trade arising from the war and much more useful information is given in this volume. Provenance: Imperial War Museum. COPAC locates a single copy, in the BL

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        English-French Siamese Word and Phrase Book

      Bangkok , 1917. Paperback. UsedGood. English-French Siamese Word and Phrase Book Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Broadsheet: "The Sweet Potato as a Flour Substitute"

      np, 1917. First edition of one of only 2 publications of the author during his lifetime. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. Typical breakage folds , cracks and chipping to this fragile item. First edition of one of only 2 publications of the author during his lifetime. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches.

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        Tides.

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd,, September 1917. Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram spine and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. Presentation copy to Thomas Hardy of the deluxe edition (in the same year as the trade edition by Sidgwick & Jackson), number 181 of 250 copies on hand-made paper (there were also 20 on japon, signed), this copy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's stationery tipped in to the front endpaper inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater" and dated 13 December 1917. The front pastedown has Hardy's Max Gate bookplate. This is a marvellous association for Drinkwater's wartime poetry collection, in which several poems reflect the mood of Hardy's famous wartime poem "In the Time of the Breaking of Nations" (first published in early 1916), particularly, as observed in Adrian Barlow's essay "'The Word Is Said' - Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater" (2008), in Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", evincing "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Barlow). This connection would be confirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater would collaborate on a dramatisation of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge.

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        Large Panotrama in 9 parts.

      - 1917. Original photograph, silver print, 11 x 141 cm. KEYWORDS:macedonia/photo

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
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        Lion Head

      np, Germany 1917 - Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. Offered herewith is a lively head study of a lion. A thick maned adult lion heady study. Original signed etching with artist's stamp. Reportedly limited to 30 examples, some numbered, with a stamp. Ref. p plate 57 page 102 in The Animal Art of Wilhelm Kuhnert. Image size 6 3/4 x 9 1/8. Plate size 7 x 9 1/4 Single mat. 12 1/4 x 14 1/2. Nicely framed in sculpted wood. 14 1/2 x 16 3/4. A small but impressive piece. Uncommon. Substantial additional postage required (especially for outside the US). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tides.

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, September 1917 - Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram spine and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. Presentation copy to Thomas Hardy of the deluxe edition (in the same year as the trade edition by Sidgwick & Jackson), number 181 of 250 copies on hand-made paper (there were also 20 on japon, signed), this copy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's stationery tipped in to the front endpaper inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater" and dated 13 December 1917. The front pastedown has Hardy's Max Gate bookplate. This is a marvellous association for Drinkwater's wartime poetry collection, in which several poems reflect the mood of Hardy's famous wartime poem "In the Time of the Breaking of Nations" (first published in early 1916), particularly, as observed in Adrian Barlow's essay "'The Word Is Said' - Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater" (2008), in Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", evincing "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Barlow). This connection would be confirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater would collaborate on a dramatisation of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Prodromos.

      204 (1) Seiten (1) Blatt Anzeigen 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergament und Kopfgoldschnitt mit Lesebändchen, Einband leicht beschabt und fleckig, vorne und unten unbeschnittnauf dem Vortitel eigenhändige Widmung und Unterschrift des Autors: "Lebens-Leitmotiv / für "Kultivirte" Menschen:/ Verlernen, umlernen/ zulernen!/ Herrn Herbert Waniek/ freundschatlichst/ gewidmet/ Peter Altenburg/ 23.8.1917". Waniek hatte seine ersten Regiearbeiten 1921. Später arbeitete er als Schauspieler am Wiener Theater in der Josefstadt unter der Führung von Max Reinhardt. Von 1933-49 war er am Burgtheater mit insgesamt 66 Inszenierungen. Peter Altenberg (* 9. März 1859 in Wien - + 8. Jänner 1919 ebenda eigentlich Richard Engländer) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Sinclairs Notizbuch.

      8, 108 (4) S., 4 farb. Abb., HLwd. goldgeprägtem Rücken, Kanten etwas berieben, innen sauber EA. (W/G2 127), Nr. 24 von 100 Ex. (insgesamt 1100 Exemplare der Luxusausgabe) Das Impressum und die 4 farbigen Abbildungen vom Autor signiert. - Vorwort: Die Aufsätze und Dichtungen dieses kleinen Buches sind in den Jahren 1917 bis 1920 geschrieben, und die Mehrzahl von ihnen ist damals in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften unter dem Pseudonym Emil Sinclair erschienen, unter welchem ich damals den Roman Demian erscheinen liess...

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        Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Original supple vellum with gilt spine title and Zilverdistel vignette on upper cover. (4), 148 p. Set by hand from the Zilvertype and printed in red and black by J.F. van Royen on his own hand-press in 125 copies. Text in English, colophon in Dutch. Excellent copy.l The Zilvertype was designed in 1914-1916 by S.H. de Roos in collaboration with Van Royen. It is considered the most harmonious roman of De Roos.

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        [Album with 12 Chinese watercolours].[China, 19th century]. Oblong album (23.5 x 33.5 cm) with 12 delicate gouache and watercolour paintings on so-called rice paper (each ca. 19 x 28 cm), mounted on the album's leaves, each painting framed with strips of blue silk ribbon backed with paper attached at the corners. Embroidered binding (1917 or earlier), green braided ties.

      An album with 12 vibrantly coloured "pith paintings" showing Chinese junks and other boats, each mounted on a verso (so that the book opens from what in a western book would be the back). Chinese texts appear on the flag of the first boat and stern of the fifth. Pith paintings, often depicting scenes from daily life, flowers, birds or butterflies, were most popular from the 1830s to the end of the century. Parts of the image are painted with a thick layer of gouache (some parts matte and some parts glossy) that sits on the surface of the velvety paper while the watercolour soaks in, giving a distinctive texture and three-dimensional quality. Typically small and fragile, these subtle watercolours were created for the export market to meet the increasing demand for inexpensive souvenirs. There was a flourishing trade in the miniatures, until they were superseded by the less expensive picture postcard. They are painted on what is usually called "rice paper", now sometimes "pith paper", which is neither paper nor made from rice. It is a thin layer of pith cut with a knife from the plant Tetrapanax papyriferum, related to ginseng.With small tears or holes in a few paintings, mostly in the corners and affecting only the open water or sky of the background, some indentations in the paper across the sky, occasionally touching the rigging of a boat, minor spotting, first album leaves and paste-down with marginal waterstains, overall in good condition. A lovely album of brightly coloured Chinese pith paintings of boats.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING OVER TWO HUNDRED SILVER PRINTS DEPICTING THE LIFE AND TRAINING OF AMERICAN TROOPS ON THE TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO BORDERS IN 1916-1917, DURING THE BORDER WAR BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES].

      [New Mexico; Texas. 1916-1917]. - 202 silver print photographs, measuring 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, with manuscript captions. Oblong octavo limp cloth photograph, string tied. Photographs mounted into windows on stiff leaves, most leaves with handwritten captions. First two leaves detached and loosely laid in. Very good. An engaging and informative album showing the activities of American soldiers sent to southern New Mexico and Texas to patrol the border with Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Pancho Villa's forces had committed several attacks on Americans and American property, culminating in an attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March, 1916. In retaliation General Pershing assembled American troops and engaged in a "Punitive Expedition" against Villa, supported by National Guard troops from all across the United States who were sent to the long border with Mexico. This album was assembled by an unnamed soldier who was stationed along the Mexican border in New Mexico and depicts military life and activities from June 22, 1916 until January 22, 1917, around the time that the bulk of American forces were withdrawn from the region. Though not specifically stated, the compiler of the album may have been part of the Pennsylvania National Guard, as two of the final images in the album (in a section captioned "Homeward Bound") are identified as showing locations near Altoona. A few soldiers are identified by name in the captions, which may help identify the unit to which the compiler belonged. The manuscript captions identify several locations in southern Texas and New Mexico, including Fort Bliss (which straddled the border of the two states, and where many of Pershing's forces were stationed), Mt. Franklin, Elephant Butte dam and lake, Las Cruces, Eagle, and Cutter in New Mexico, and Juarez, among others. Many of the images show soldiers drilling on foot and on horseback, training horses, marching, conducting rifle practice, building stables and a mess hall, relaxing on mountain peaks, etc. Also included are views of camp tents, artillery, trucks, horses, makeshift buildings, and a bullfight in Juarez. A few of the images identify specific camps, including Camp Stewart in El Paso, Texas, and the compiler of the album notes that two of the photographs show "my tents." An interesting album of more than two hundred images, showing life among American military forces stationed along the Mexican border in pursuit of Pancho Villa.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Time and I, or Looking Forward

      [San Juan]: [San Juan News], n.d.. Softcover. Very Good in good wraps. Softcover. Very scarce copy of this fragile book about St. Thomas when it was still part of the Danish West Indies. It became a possession of the United States in 1917. This copy has the name of the book's owner, a man with the last name of Coyle and his title of Asst Paymaster U.S. Navy written on the front cover. Mr. Coyle also wrote "July 18, 1910 St. Thomas DWI " along the bottom of the cover, and after the author's name he wrote "who kept the corner saloon by the Lock." The author, Adolph "Ding" Sixto (1853-1930) was born in Puerto Rico but lived in St. Thomas for most of his life. This fascinating man was known as a writer and entrepreneur and was also noted for bringing Carnival to the Islands in 1912. He had no formal education but was able to educate himself, spoke several languages, was an outstanding public speaker, and was an unforgettable character throughout the Caribbean. In his preface, Sixto writes eloquently of his love for the beautiful island of his birth and his consideration for its welfare. After extolling the many wonderful aspects of St. Thomas he then laments her lost prestige. He writes bitterly of her being for sale - that even in Denmark many speak of her as a worthless colony, and that in the United States she is looked upon simply as a strategic maritime position. Thus Sixto decided to write this book to show the natives what could render St. Thomas an important commercial island again. His first chapter tells of a devastating hurricane hitting the island in 1899. The next many chapters offer an economic , agricultural, political, and cultural history of St. Thomas, written in his passionate and personal voice. The text is followed by 44 pages of advertisements for various local businesses. Bound in brown pictorial wrappers. Chipping, tears, browning, and a few stains. Interior pages are very good with a small tear along the top of the free endpapers. Nine plates including a frontispiece portrait of Sixto. Measures 6 x 9 inches. 168 pages plus advertisements. HIST/100417.

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        Tamburlaine and Other Verses (in Dustjacket)

      Riverside, CT: Hillacre, 1917. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1917 1st edition, IN ITS UNCOMMON GLASSINE DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a Near Fine example of the fragile jacket, with a tiny amount of chipping along the spine and at the spine crown, and light chipping to the rear panel's bottom-edge. Octavo, one of 450 copies printed on Utopian Laid Paper. Published by Frederick C. Bursche at Hillacre, Riverside (Greenwich), CT.

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        SIC No.17. Mai 1917. Sons, Idées, Couleurs, Formes. 'Ballets Russes, Cubistes et Futuristes'. Pierre Albert-Birot, Directeur.

      SIC. 1917 - 4to. 8pp. Original paper wrappers. Texts by Luciano Folgore, Pierre Larat, Luciana, Apollinaire 'Pablo Picasso' a concrete poem, Jean Cocteau and Lucien Margoton. Illiustrations by Balla, Depero and a woodcut by Prampolini. Paper heavily yellowed, frayed with marginal loss and professionally laminated. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Zwei Kriegsjahre in Konstantinopel. Skizzen deutsch-jungtürkischer Moral und Politik.

      Lausanne, Payot, 1917. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 262, [2]; entirely uncut and unopened, a superb copy of a very rare book on the Turkish atrocities against the Armenians. First edition. Harry Stürmer was correspondent for the 'Kölnischen Zeitung' in Turkey from 1915 to 1916. He gathered eyewitness accounts of the atrocities. This book could not be published in Germany and the German authorities tried to prevent translations, by buying the translation copyright, however it appeared in 1917 as Sketches of German and Young Turkish Ethics and Politics and is rather scarce as well.

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        Dix Sujets Aimables dans le Gožt Antique : InventŽs dessinŽs gravŽs en couleurs imprimŽs et enrichis d'une savante prŽface par Le Chevalier RŽmy. Se trouve ˆ Cythre et ne se vend nulle part.

      [Paris]: 1917. - 4to, original white cloth portfolio with ribbon ties. 1 engraved title, 3 engraved text leaves with illustrated borders, 10 engraved plates, 1 engraved colophon, all printed in color, most a mixture of aquatint and engraving. Set of ten imaginative color aquatints in the Art Nouveau style, depicting various erotic scenes from the playfully fanciful to the grotesque. One of 20 copies on Japan within the larger edition of 110, each plate signed by the artist in pencil with the pseudonym 'Remigius Eques' and numbered 12/20. This issue containing the plate 'L'HŽsitation aux portes du Temple' instead of 'L'Amour Astronome,' which is found in a variant issue.Other plates include: 'Messaline,' depicting her as voluptuous, red-haired, and fair, clutched mid-coitus by a man, apparently of African descent, wearing an earring, who gazes determinedly into the distance, as they lie on a divan decorated with ghostly penises, all apparently winging their way over the sheets to the place of penetration; 'Timides Essais' showing two bashful adolescent lovers seated opposite one-another, legs languidly outstretched, toes dexterously employed for the other's pleasure; 'La Roue de l'Amour,' a wheel of phalluses resting on winged penis 'feet' being ridden and kissed by two of the scene's three nubile young women and turned by one of three putti; and 'Hommage ˆ Priape,' depicting a herm of Priapus, almost Buddha-like in his large-bodied serenity, draped in garlands and closely attended by two adoring young women while a third figure, a winged surprise lover, tiptoes up behind, with one hand directing his erect member towards the curvaceous posterior of the young woman, and holding a finger beside his nose 'shh'-ing the viewer into playful complicity. Several other aquatints show figures of ambiguous or mixed gender-physicality, most notably the hermaphroditic caryatids on the title-page. Also remarkable is the multi-raciality of the images: fair-skinned Messalina and her very dark-skinned lover represent the tonal extremes of the spectrum, but other aquatints and characters range from shades of orange and pink to blue and shades of gray.AndrŽ Lambert (18841967), born in Stuttgard into a family of architects, studied in Munich and Paris, under Hugo von Habermann and Fernand Cormon, respectively. While in Paris he founded the review 'Janus,' written entirely in Latin, with Georges Aubault. Lambert moved to Spain in 1920, and spent much time illustrating various works in Latin. His fascination with the ancient world is further evidenced by the present work, influenced by the erotic art of Pompeii. Lambert apparently worked in theater design and illustrated works for Jules Verne and Gustave Flaubert, but is best known for his erotic art.REFERENCES: Pia, Pascal. Les livres de l'Enfers: bibliographie critique des ouvrages Žrotiques dans leurs diffŽrentes Žditions du XVIe sicle ˆ nos jours, no. 373; Dutel, Jean-Pierre. Bibliographie des ouvrages Žrotiques publiŽs clandestinement en Franais entre 1880 et 1920.CONDITION: Portfolio soiled and worn at extremities with some fraying at head and foot of spine, some relatively minor discoloration to upper and lower covers; contents very good, tissue guards lightly toned, some with wrinkles and creases. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Journée Organisée Sur L'Initiative du Gouvernement au profit des ouvres d'assis de L'Armée d'Afrique & des Troupes

      1917 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 47 x 31 inches. This French poster is advertising the French Army's 'African Army and Colonial Troops Day' - a celebration of the the French colonial contribution to the French war effort. The poster is decorated with a vibrant geometric frame of saturated blues, yellows, and reds. The translation is as follows; "Day organized at the government's initiative for the benefit of Aid Charities for the African Army and Colonial Troops. 10 June 1917". Good condition, mounted on linen. Henri De Waroquier (1881-1970) was a Parisian artist. A scarce item.

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        Air Power. Naval, Military, Commercial.

      1917 - Portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Chapman and Hall Ltd. A fine association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To. Major General Sir David Henderson. With the Author's compliments. Claude Grahame-White. April 1917.'. Henderson can truly be called the father of the Royal Air Force. A career soldier, wounded at the Siege of Ladysmith, he learned to fly in 1911, and was quick to realise the potential of the aeroplane for military purposes. In 1914 he was already Director of Military Aeronautics when he took command of the Royal Flying Corps in France, a post he held until 1917, the RAF being formed a year later. From the RAF Museum website onSir David Henderson: ?the fact is that it was he who among General Officers realised the vital importance of Military Aviation, and took steps to set up a separate corps to develop the new arm. Whether as a third service or as branches of the senior service, British air power will always owe its first debt of gratitude to him. As an adversary he was to be respected and feared, as a man he was to be respected and admired? Grahame-White was a record breaking pioneer of British Aviation, the first Briton to hold a certificate of proficiency as an aviator (albeit a French one),set up the first British Flying School, toured America, gave H.G.Wells his first experience of flight, and won the Gordon Bennett trophy, all before 1914. He also did the first night flight, established Hendon Aerodrome, where he set up his own design and manufacturing company, and made the first mail delivery by air. He quickly foresaw the possibilities of aeroplanes for warfare, and did his best to alert the Government of the potential dangers. He spent most of the Great Warsuperintending the carrying out of Government contracts for building aeroplanes. After the war he had protracted legal battles with the Government over money owing to him, and lost interest in aviation, becoming a successful property developer. Head of the spine nicked twice, otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        L' orme du mail

      Calmann - Lèvy Editeurs, 1917. Francese 0,49 Legatura in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in oro al dorso, in tassello marrone. Pagine completamente brunite, come i tagli. USATO

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        MANUSCRIT DE POESIES ORIGINALES ILLUSTREES DE DESSINS AU CRAYON, ENCRE, AQUARELLES. (ARGONNE, SOUVENIRS DE GUERRE, LA BALLADE DU PAUVRE HOMME, BALLADE DES COMPAGNONS DE LA GUERITE, LE MONSTRE VERT, BALLADE DES SECTIONS DU GROUPEMENT CHAMPALOUX, CHANSON DE MARCHE DU JOYEUX CONTREBANDIER, A MADEMOISELLE THERESE, LAGRILLE DOREE, A MA BIEN CHERE PETITE FILLE POUR SES CINQ ANS).

      Editions d'Art du Contrebandier 1917 - LEGRAS - 11 cahiers in-quarto pour plus d'une centaine de pages sur papier vélin de Hollande manuscrits à l'adresse des "Editions d'Art GREVIN", "Editions d'Art du Contrebandier", S.A. BRENIER, LEGRAS & Cie, SARGEL & Cie, probablement jamais publiés. - Manuscrits calligraphiés et dessinés entre février et juillet 1917 sauf 2 datés de 1916 et 1917. - Dédicaces diverses à SUZANNE JOLIBOIS, Capitaine OTT, SIMON GOZIER, GRENIER, BARON, SARGET, MARC BOUDENT, LE SACHE, BOURAGNE, AUGUSTE MOLINIE. - Chaque cahier comporte une cartouche fantaisiste de justification de tirage de 1 ou 2 exemplaires. - Les lieux d'édition sont AUTRECOURT, AUTRECOURT SUR AIRE, SENONCOURT, SAINT ANDRE. - LA CHANSON DE MARCHE est en 3 versions, LA BALLADE DU PAUVRE HOMME avec une version corrigée. - NOMBREUX DESSINS et CORRECTIONS DIVERSES. Un signé René ROY 1917. - TEXTES DE TRES BELLE QUALITE LITTERAIRE. - MARCEL LEGRAS est un Ingénieur Mécanicien, auteur de "LA MANUTENTION MECANIQUE", Coll. Armand Colin, Section du Génie Civil Paris 1934. Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Dialogues of Fontenelle

      The Egoist, London., 1917. First edition. Small octavo. 54 pages. Original pale yellow wrappers lettered in black. Scarce.Cover slightly rubbed and faded at edges. Faint diagonal crease on lower wrapper. Very good indeed and rarely met in such bright condition.

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        Das Flugblatt. Hefte [I]-V [alles Erschienene].

      \"Wien, Anzengruber-Vlg. u. ab H.3: Vlg. \"\"Das Flugblatt\"\" (Stern & Steiner) 1917-1918.\" 2°. Je Hft. 12 S. (in unterschiedlichem Format und Papierqualität). Ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Vereinz. etw. angestaubt, insgesamt sehr schön erhalten. \"Raabe, Zeitschriften 31; Dietzel/Hügel 2, 978. Heft 1: Frühjahr 1917; H.2: Sommer 1917; H.3: März 1918; H.4: Mai 1918; H.5: Herbst 1918. Seltene, unregelmäßig erschienene, literarische Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen expressionistischer Dichter. Enthält Gedichte, Erzählungen und Anmerkungen. Text zweispaltig gedruckt im größeren Format als der \"\"Ruf\"\", dem die Zeitschrift ähnelt. Programmatische Äußerung Fontanas, der als Wegbereiter des österreichischen Expressionismus gilt, in Heft 3 (S.11): \"\"..Dichtung ist das Wahrhaftigste der Welt und der Dichter ist der menschlichste Mensch..Wieder das Gefühl der Dichtung, für den Dichter zu wecken, ihre verantwortungsvolle Gewissensnotwendigkeit zu zeigen - das ist Ziel des Flugblattes\"\". - Beiträger sind u.a. Max Brod, Paris von Gütersloh, Walther Hasenclever, Max Mell, Rene Schickele, Anton Schnack, Paul Zech.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Expressionismus, Literatur, Belletristik

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        Prufrock and Other Observations

      London: The Egoist Press, 1917. FIRST EDITION. Very good. 8vo. 40 pp. Original buff wrappers, printed in black, light rubbing to joints and spine tips, traces of tanning from wrappers to facing pages, a little nicked at foot of spine, a gently read copy free from all creasing and markings inside and out. Preserved in a cloth case. What can one say about "Prufrock" save that it may be argued convincingly that it signals the birth of Modernism? This is the first edition of T.S. Eliot's first book, published in an edition of 500 copies. As is well known, parts of the title poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" appeared in the 1906 issue of the Harvard Advocate. In England Eliot read the entire poem to Ezra Pound, who in 1915 stated that it was "The best poem I have yet had or seen from an American. Pray God it be not a single and unique success," and thank God it wasn't. In 1922 Eliot's immortal "Waste Land" emerged, but "Prufrock" was his first and most important work, an incalculable influence on the world of letters. With some very minor faults, an excellent copy, suitable for exhibition. Connolly, The Modern Movement 30. Gallup A1. Hayward 331.

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