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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. Gallup A1; Hayward 331. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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

      New Haven: Yale University Press. 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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        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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        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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        The Masses - Vol.IX, No.3 (January, 1917)

      The Masses Publishing Co, New York 1917 - 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+. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Photograph.

      Stockholm, 13. IV. 1917. - Black and white photograph. 220 x 286 mm. Photograph showing Lenin (with an umbrella) and other Russian emigrants during a stopover in Stockholm on their way from Switzerland to Russia on April 13th 1917. From the estate of Bengt Nerman, son of Ture Nerman (Swedish journalist and author, 1886-1969), the man who walks beside Lenin. - With the stamp of the photographer Axel Malmström (1872-1945) verso. Cf. Thomas Millroth, Axel Malmström. Stockholm (1979), p. 110.

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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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        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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        The Lost Princess of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co., 1917 First edition, first issue with The Lost Princess listed as the last title in the publisher's ads and 12 color plates by John R. Neill. Publisher's blue cloth, stamped in black to spine and with John R. Neill's mounted pictorial panel to front board, black and white pictorial endpapers, text block edges stained yellow, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with some light wear to extremities, both hinges starting, otherwise tight and clean. The eleventh of Baum's Oz books, The Lost Princess of Oz tells the story of the day when Princess Ozma, along with most of the magic tools in Oz, went missing. Dorothy and the residents of Oz form search parties and ultimately find Ozma being held captive with an enchantment by the shoemaker turned magician Ugu, whose actions are revealed to the search party only with the help of the Little Pink Bear, a wind-up toy who can answer any question related to the past.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Neill, John R..

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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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        Love Songs

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xi, 91, (4)pp. Original blue ribbed cloth stamped in gilt. Neat gift inscription on front flyleaf, else Fine in Good unclipped ($1.25 near foot) dust jacket that is chipped along edges (especially the bottom edge, where a piece is gone from the bottom right corner of the front panel), nicked, and is a little stained. Rare in jacket, which did a wonderful job of protecting the book over the years. The winner of the first Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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        Maria mit Jesukind, begleitet von vier musizerenden Engeln.

      o. O. [Wien], -, 1917. OHolzschnitt. ca. 19 x 20,5 cm. Gerahmt. Monogrammiert \"G.B.\" und datiert. - Leichte Gbrsp., knapp beschnitten. - Brausewetter war auch nach ihrer Heirat unter dem Namen Reinberger tätig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Varia

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        Collection of 20th Century Paper Dolls used in Fashion Advertising to Children Directly

      United States, 1917-1996. In the 1880s companies saw a way of reaching a wider audience by creating advertising material that was directed towards a young audience. The hope was that children might help to direct their parent's spending habits. By the early 1900s, advertisers had perfected this technique and had come up with a wide variety of paper games and toys meant to attract a child's attention. One such paper toy that was used by advertisers was paper dolls. With the combination of cheap printing and a surge in the popularity of paper dolls, manufacturers of all kinds of household goods took advantage by using them to promote their wares. The fashion and clothing industry in particular used this to great effect, as these ads were designed to mainly target young girls, and encourage them to desire to dress like their favorite paper doll. This collection consists of 11 items (25 dolls) of advertising paper dolls. Below is a brief description of the items within the collection. Dandyline Company Paper Doll (1917) The Dandyline Company, based in Chicago, IL, made dresses for young girls in the early 1900s. It then sold them to retail stores across the country along with an advertising paper doll. While the two dolls in this section are extremely similar, they are slightly different. This is mainly seen in the details of the yellow dress they are both wearing. The back of the doll had a space for the retail store to print its name and address. This is the "Little Sister" series and includes two dolls and 14 costumes. Note the gender specific objects being held by the costumes. The back of each out had a Lot No. so that one could order the exact outfit. The two stores on the back of the dolls in this collection are E. M. Devine in Philadelphia, PA, and Hirsch D. G. Co. in Decatur, IL. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits, CUT, Measures 7" x 2 1/4" (Doll) FA Quality Family (c1920) During the 1920s a company by the name of FA Quality Trimmings, which sold various ribbons and trimmings meant to accent clothing, started a line of dolls called the FA Quality Family. It was a set of 4 dolls- Mother, Sister, Betty, and Buddy (Buddy is missing from this collection) with three outfits each. On each sheet is the advertising phrase: "These cut out dolls serve two purposes; to amuse the children and to give you the style suggestions designed by experts." 3 UNCUT SHEETS (3 dolls + 9 outfits), Measures 7 3/4" x 5" Stories and Fashion (1934) Like the title suggests, this 16 pp. black and white booklet contains both paper dolls and short stories. Published by Mabley & Carew, a prominent department store in Cincinnati, Ohio, its goal was to help sell the clothing available at its store. The book contains six dolls: Mary, Tommy, the twins Betty & Bobby, Billy and Baby Jane. Beside each outfit is the price and department store floor in which it can be found on. The stories in this booklet are: The Little Boy and the Brook, My Fairy, and the Baby Stuart. Cover is detached. 6 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 7 1/2" 5 1/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (1949) Sunbeam Bread used their Miss Sunbeam doll to not only encourage the purchase of their baked goods, but also as a mean of selling their "Simplicity Printed Patterns". These sewing patterns allowed mothers to recreate the dresses Miss Sunbeam wore for their daughter. Next to each outfit was a product code that correlated to a specific sewing pattern. There are two pages for this item, the first page, with the doll, is in color, while the second page is in black and white. This would allow the child to have even more fun with the toy by coloring in the outfits. These two sheets are stapled together. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Miss Sunbeam Paper Doll Set (c1950) The same paper doll as mention in the previous item, but with new outfits, mean for a new season. These outfits, along with the product code also gave an age range. Additionally this version had a teddy bear paper doll as well. 1 Doll + 9 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 8 3/4" Gibbs Kids Paper Dolls (c1950) Produced by Gibbs Underwear Company, based in Philadelphia, PA, Gibbs Kids was a series of paper dolls intended to help local retailers sell their clothes. The doll featured is the "10 year old Sister", and it showcases 4 outfits. What is unique about this item is not all the outfits paired with the doll are made or sold by Gibbs. Additionally, on the back of the sheet is a stamp that says "Compliments of Paperdoll Gazette, Shirley Hedge, Editor, Route 2, Princeton IND. 47679" 1 Doll + 4 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 12" x 9" Carter's School Wise Cut-Ups (Sept 1952) Printed in the September 1952 issue of McCall's, a monthly American women's magazine that ceased publication in 1992, was a printed ad for Carter's. Carter's was a clothing store for children selling clothes from 'cradle through school'. This ad features two dolls, a Big Sis, and a Baby Sis, each with their own outfit. The ad speaks directly to the child stating that their outfits mean that "Daddy saves dollars galore!" 2 Dolls + 2 outfits, 1 UNCUT SHEET, Measures 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" Pretty as Picture (1961) In a children's magazine, entitled 'Jack & Jill', a paper doll was printed for Vogue Patterns, a company that sold patterns for fashionable clothes. This doll was designed by Betty Jaxon and was meant to capitalize on the Easter holiday. In two sheets, a doll named Jill (there are two version of the same doll, each in a difference stance) is surrounded by colorful, fashionable outfits. Each outfit has the pattern number printed on its tabsThe Pretty as a Picture sheet was a store give-away, the second sheet is a proof presumably for future designs. 2 Dolls + 10 outfits with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 14" x 10 1/4" (Larger sheet) Bendel's Cut-Out Dolls (1962) Henri Bendel was an innovator when it came to high end luxury fashion and his boutique shop in New York City soon became a beacon of luxury for the cities elite. He also was a strong proponent fashion-centric illustration, and since paper dolls are a natural progression of that he soon had several books of them that he used to sell his clothes. The item is a 12 pp. booklet with paper wraps. The cover is an illustration of a cut out sheet of paper dolls. The book includes three (3) paper dolls and four (4) pages of outfits. The reverse of the page provides a narrative description, sizing information and pricing for each of the paper doll costumes. There is even an introductory note in the beginning of the book that asks the children not to cut out the dolls until mother has ordered the desired outfits. 3 Dolls + 21 outfits with accessories, UNCUT Booklet, Measures 9" x 7" Vind Garn Til Vinterens Dolls (1966) Published in Familie Journalen, Denmark's longest running weekly family and women's magazine (it was started in 1877), are two paper dolls. The advertisement is for Dale Crepe, a yarn company in Europe. The dolls are meant to help selling knitting patterns, and each sweater is a pattern you can purchase. There is a both a boy and girl doll, each with fours knit sweaters, and at least one knit hat and pair of mittens. In Danish. 2 Dolls + 8 sweaters with accessories, 2 UNCUT SHEETS, Measures 13 1/2" x 10" Look Book Holiday (1996) This advertising pamphlet was aimed directly at both young boy and girl fashionistas. This is evident even in the title, as a 'Look Book' is a collection of designs compiled to show off a style or clothing line. Even the names of the outfits advertised in this accordion folded pamphlet are titled to reflect that. Such as "Glamor Girl", "Updated Classics", and "Long, Lean Look". Published for the holiday season by The Children's Place, an American specialty retailer of children's apparel and accessories since 1969. It comes with two dolls, a boy and a girl with several outfits each. The pamphlet is printed in color and is double sided. As such, it is impossible to cut out both dolls and all the outfits from the same pamphlet. 2 Dolls + 13 outfits with accessories, UNCUT, Measures 5" x 3 1/4" (folded), 26" x 5" (unfolded) To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/XwvcVTTJih1xvwYr7

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        Sword Blades and Poppy Seed

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1917 - SIGNED BY AMY LOWELL ON THE TITLE PAGE ABOVE HER PRINTED NAME. A solid copy to boot of the April 1917 3rd printing. Tight and VG- in its duotone cloth, with light soiling at the rear panel. Thick 12mo, 245 pgs. plus publisher's ads. Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Trans-Australian Railway Linking East and West

      Government Printer, Melbourne 1917.. Oblong 8vo. orig. dec. cloth covered stiff boards. 58pp. b/w illus. Good+. stamps inside covers, small spot of wear on the bottom of the second last page where pages stuck together. Small chip on bottom cover edge. Light foxing near edges. Scarce. .

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        LE CANZONI DELLA GESTA D'OLTREMARE

      FRATELLI TREVES, 1917. ITALIANO 0,51 Libro quarto della raccolta del D'annunzio con copertina decorata in rosso, logorata nelle bordature, così come la quarta. Su quest'ultima apposto, in alto, storico francobollo promozionale. Dorso leggermente scurito da fattore temporale. Pagine spesse, con caratteri ben leggibili. Inserimenro di belle litografie in bianco e nero. Lieve fioritura ai tagli. USATO

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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1917 - Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to spine and front cover in dark brown, with illustrated label to centre of front cover, pictorial endpapers. Spine and edges of text block toned, extremities lightly rubbed, occasional foxing throughout. A very good copy. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations. First edition, first impression. One of the last letters Potter wrote to Norman Warne was about this book, but the project was laid aside with his death. Fruing Warne was pressing Potter for another book, and this compilation, rather than an original work, was agreed upon. The frontispiece was initially prepared for Hildesheimer & Faulkner in 1894. Quinby 23; Linder 430. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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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        Tides A Book of Poems.

      London: The Beaumont Press, September 1917 - Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram backstrip and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front cover, untrimmed edges, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. First Beaumont Press edition, presentation copy to Thomas Hardy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's letterhead tipped in to the front endpaper, inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater", dated 13 December 1917; and with Hardy's Max Gate bookplate to the front pastedown; number 181 of 250 copies on handmade paper (there were also 20 signed copies on Japanese vellum). 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 Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", which suggest "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Adrian Barlow, "'The Word Is Said' – Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater", 2008). This connection would be reaffirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater collaborated on a dramatization of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. Tides was the first book issued by the Beaumont Press, in a special binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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

      [c. 1917]. - Four watercolours. Square 12mo. Beautifully bound in limp tooled calf, with cord tie. Spotting to calf on verso. [12pp.] N.p. [Australia], n.d. A sweet collection of four well executed ornithological watercolours of indigenous Australian birds. The first three are captioned 'Galah', 'Wrens' and 'Kookaburras', the final is uncaptioned but depicts an Australian magpie. With a gift inscription 'From Froggy. 5-3-17'.

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