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        Autograph letter signed ("W. Bourtzeff").

      [Paris], 1. VI. 1917. - Large 8vo. 1 p. To F. Bertelli, requesting a copy of the "New York American avec cet interview". - Due to his widely ranging personal contacts, Vladimir Bourtzeff managed to expose numerous Russian spies and agents provocateurs. "In Chicago I had the opportunity of meeting the famous Russian revolutionary Vladimir Bourtzeff. I was greatly interested in his recital of the arduous mission that had come to him of unmasking Azeff as a police spy. Azeff was undoubtedly a most exceptional phenomenon in revolutionary annals. Not that there had not been before, or since, traitors in revolutionary ranks. But Azeff was no ordinary spy, and even today the psychology of the man remains an unsolved enigma. For years he had not only been a member of the Fighting Organization of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party of Russia, but also the all-powerful head of that terrorist body. He had planned and had successfully executed numerous acts against the highest dignitaries of the Tsarist Government, and he enjoyed the absolute confidence of all his co-workers. When Bourtzeff charged Azeff, the ultra-terrorist, with being an agent of the Russian Secret Service, even the nearest friends of the accuser thought him demented. The mere suggestion of such a possibility was considered treason to the revolution, for Azeff personified the very spirit of the Russian revolutionary movement. Bourtzeff, however, was a man of dogged tenacity who possessed an unerring intuition in such matters. He had exposed a number of spies previously, and his sources of information had always proved to be entirely reliable. Yet even he underwent a long inner struggle before he could bring himself to believe in the guilt of the trusted head of the Fighting Organization The data Bourtzeff secured were incontrovertible and damned Azeff as a man who had during a period of twenty years managed to dupe the Russian Secret Service and the revolutionists at the same time. Bourtzeff succeeded in proving Azeff a traitor to both sides, and both resolved to punish Azeff by death for his monumental deceit. Yet even at the eleventh hour Azeff tricked them, by escaping without leaving a trace" (Emma Goldman: Living My Life. 1931, Kapitel 38). - On headed stationery; some browning and brownstaining.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Junior Type A Tractor Biplanes. Sheet Nos. 1-2.

      Chicago: Chicago Aero Works, Jan. 2, , 1917. Two large folio blueprint sheets (813 x 515 mm) together with the original mailing envelope. Old folds and creases, very slight wear, overall very good. First edition, extremely uncommon. Set of working blueprints for a Junior Type A Biplane, designed by Chicago-based aeronautical engineer, John B. Rathbun, author of the much-reprinted Aeroplane Construction and Operation (1918), and also Aeroplane Engines in Theory and Practice (1921), together with several other technical titles on petrol and diesel engines, and automobile and boat construction. Rathbun was chief engineer and flying instructor at the Department of Aeronautics, Chicago Technical College until the late 1920s. Chicago Aero Works was one of the early American aviation supply companies who jumped quickly into supplying 'planes built to order, propellers, aircraft supplies, models, and their lightweight Chicago Engines available in 35 and 50 horsepower for the enthusiast. These blueprints would be supplied for those who wished to build their own craft from the parts listed in their exhaustive catalogues. The Junior Type A Biplane was to be constructed from spruce and doped canvas, mounting a Chicago Aero Engine, with a a cruising speed of 50 m.p.h. Unusual and highly attractive. The envelope is addressed to Albert Colson (1898-1975), an Oregonian World War I veteran, who trained to fly with the Portland-Based Dudrey Aircraft Company.

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        Ecrits Nouveaux (les).

      Editions Emile-Paul 1917-1922, Paris - 60 livraisons dont 6 doubles reliées en 10 vol. in-8 (du n° 1, novembre 1917 au n° 12, décembre 1922 (les six suppléments joints aux livraisons 10 à n'ont pas été conservés), cartonnage de l'époque, couvertures de livraisons conservées (Stroobants). Collection complète. Revue littéraire fondée par Paul Budry, écrivain vaudois né à Cully. Il fonda à Lausanne les Cahiers vaudois avec Ed. Gilliard et C.F.Ramuz, et collabora en outre à la Vie romantique du Pays romand, et à un grand nombre de revues suisses et françaises. Les Ecrits nouveaux ne purent paraître que grace au soutien financier d'André Germain. Comité de rédaction: Edmond Jaloux, Valery Larbaud, André Germain, Philippe Soupault. Gérant: Paul Budry. Collaborateurs et participations : François-Paul Alibert, Alastair, René Arcos, Louis Aragon, Louis Ardane, Alexandre Arnoux, Georges Bannerot, Georges Auric, Louis Artus, Henri Barbusse, Natalie Clifford Barney, Julien Benda, Pierre Benoit, André Billy, Paul Birukoff, Jacques-Emile Blanche, Jean-Richard Bloch, Emile de Bonguie, H.-C. Bonifas, Eusèbe de Bremond d?Ars, André Breton, Paul Budry, Samuel Butler, Pierre Camo, Blaise Cendrars, Loïs Cendré, Louis Chadourne, René Chalupt, Marcel Chaminade, Henry Charpentier, Charles-Albert Cingria, Paul Claudel, E. de Clermont-Tonnerre [Gabrielle Marie Renée de Clermont-Tonnerre], Charly Clerc, Claudien, Emile Clermont, Henri Clouard, Jean Cocteau, Louis Codet, Colette, Gordon Craig, Guy-Charles Cros, Luis de Cuadra, Gabriele D?Annunzio, Louis Demonts, Tristan Derème, Charles Derennes, Ludwig Derleth, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Paul Drouot, Charles Du Bos, Georges Duhamel, Thomas Stearns Eliot, Paul Erval, Alfred Fabre-Luce, Léon-Paul Fargue, Elie Faure, Bernard Faÿ, Paul Fiehrens, Fernand Fleuret, Paul Fort, André Gabory, Edmond Gaillard, Jeanne Galzy, André Germain, Jacques Gernez, Henri Ghéon, André Gide, Louis Gillet, René Gillouin, Pierre Girard, Jean Giraudoux, Ramón Gómez de la Serna,Maxime Gorki, Jacinto Grau, Pierre Guéguen, Ricardo Guïraldes, Amédée Guibert, Daniel Halévy, Auguste d?Halmar, Mireille Havet, Henri Heine, Emile Henriot, Viviane Hérard, Henri Hertz, Louise Hervieu, Max Jacob, Edmond Jaloux, James Joyce, André Julien, John Keats, Tristan Klingsor, Robert de La Vaissière, Valery Larbaud, Paul Lafargue, Jean Lahovary, Pierre de Lanux, Léo Larguier, Guy Lavaud, André Lebey, J. Loussert, Robert Mac-Almon, Pierre Mac Orlan, Maurice Magre, Camille Mallarmé, Eugène Marsan, Maurice Martin du Gard, Henri Martineau, Marcel Martinet, François Mauriac, Ilia Mikhailoff, Milly, O.V. de Lubicz Milosz, Francis de Miomandre, Gabriela Mistral, Adrienne Monnier, Henry de Montherlant, Paul Morand, Jean Moréas, Auguste Morel,Amélie Murat, Anna de Noailles, Armène Ohanian, Jean Pellerin, Charles Perrot, Hélène Picard, Louis Piéchaud, Edmond Pilon, Jacques Porel, Ezra Pound, Raymond Radiguet, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Francis Reeves, Pierre Reverdy, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Joseph Rivière, John Rodker, Marcel Rouff, André Rouveyre, Bertrand Russell, André Salmon, Ludmila Savitzky, Ernest Seillière, Camille Soula, Philippe Soupault, André Spire, Carl Spitteler, André Suarès, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Albert T?Serstevens, Rabindranah Tagore, Anton Tchékhov, Jérôme et Jean Tharaud, Denis Thévenin, Léon Tolstoï, Paul-Jean Toulet, Arthur Toupine, Robert de Traz, Paul Valéry, Félix Vallotton, Jean Variot, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, Emile Verhaeren, Charles Vildrac, Renée Vivien, Gilbert de Voisins, Frank Wedekind, William Butler Yeats. Vasseur p. 37. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        4 (davon 3 eigenh.) Postkarten und 3 (davon 1 eh.) Briefe mit U.

      Berlin, Zürich und Meina (Lago Maggiore), 1906 bis 1917. - Zusammen 7½ SS. (Qu.-)8vo. Die Karten bis auf eine mit eh. Adresse. An den Musikverlag C. F. Kahnt Nachf. in Leipzig. I: „Selbstverständlich bin ich mit der Monographie aus der Feder des Herrn A. Smolian [d. i. der Musikschriftsteller, Dirigent und Komponist Arthur Smolian, 1856–1911] vollständig einverstanden. Zu gleicher Zeit möchte ich Ihnen mitteilen, daß ich unter meinen Noten vor kurzer Zeit die Originalpartitur der Liszt’schen Bearbeitung u. Instrumentierung zum Barbier v. Bagdad vorfand. Sollten Sie sich dafür interessieren? [.]" (Br. v. 6. Oktober 1906). – II: „Anbei sende ich Ihnen die gewünschte Photographie [.] Was das Listz’sche Manuscript anbelangt, so werde ich Ihnen das nähere darüber binnen kurzem mitteilen oder gelegentlich meiner Anwesenheit in Leipzig mündlich sagen [.]" (Br. v. 14. Oktober 1906; ohne die erwähnte Photographie). – III: „Die gewünschten Correcturen Liszt Lieder Band I gehen in diesen Tagen an Sie ab [.]" (Postkarte v. [17. Februar 1908]). – IV: „Entschuldigen Sie tausendmal die Verzögerung. Spätestens bis 30. Mai soll Ihnen die Liszt-Sache zugeschickt werden [.]" (Postkarte v. 15. Mai 1908). – V: „Es wurde von hiesigem Postamt bei mir nachgefragt, wegen einem Paket von Ihnen, welches ich nicht erhalten haben soll. Wollen Sie mir gef. angeben, was das Paket enthielt, damit ich mich des Sachverhalts zu erinnern vermag [.]" (Postkarte v. [Oktober 1912]). – VI: „Wollen Sie so gut sein, mir mitzuteilen, ob ich das Aufführungsrecht des Liedes ‚Zierlichkeit des [Name unlesbar]" von mir als mir gehörig in die Liste der ‚Gema’ eintragen kann [.]" (Postkarte v. 27. Mai 1917). – VII: „Leider wurde versäumt das heute abgesandte Vorspiel zur ‚heiligen Elisabeth’ einschreiben zu lassen u. ersuche ich Sie daher gef. mir den Empfang anzeigen zu wollen" (Br. v. 3. Juni, Jahr unlesbar). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Basel. - Stammbaum der Familien Sarrasin und Merian aus Basel. Handkolorierter Stammbaum mit den Familienwappen von 5 Generationen von Basler Bürgerfamilien.

      1917, 1917 - 55x81 cm (Rahmen) / 48x73 cm (Bild), Tuschzeichnung auf Papier, handkoloriert, auf Rückwand 2 Zettel mit hs. Angaben (franz.) zu den Familiengeschlechtern nach HBLS, im Orig.-Goldrahmen, der an den Kanten etwas beschädigt ist, ebenfalls rückseitig Schildchen ?Collection Xavier Pasche? u. farbiges Familienwappen der Pasche de Servion. Der schön gezeichnete Stammbaum ist signiert ?L.S. 1917? und zeigt in der unteren Hälfte an seinem Stamm die Wappen der Eheleute Lucas E. Sarasin und Esther Merian (vielleicht die Auftraggeber um 1917). Die Äste zeigen aufsteigend für beide Parteien je 4 Generationen von direkten Vorfahren mit ihren Wappen, zurückreichend bis ins 18. Jh (Baumkrone). Beide Geschlechter sind seit Jahrhunderten in Basel ansässig und mit verschiedenen andern Basler Familien verwandt. So erscheinen auch die Namen und Wappen der Familien Iselin, Stickelberger, Sauvain, Stehlin, Witz, Burckhard, Hoch, Heusler, Christ, Bischoff, Frischmann, Battier, Ryhiner, u.a. auf diesem Stammbaum.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Penthesilea.

      - Ein Trauerspiel. Mit 21 (5 kolor.) teils ganzseitigen Orig.-Lithographien von Richard Seewald. München, Goltz 1917. 4°. 3 Bl., 129 S. Handgebundener roter Orig.-Halbmaroquinbd. mit Deckelvignette, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt (A. Köllner, Leipzig). Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - Eins von 140 num. Exemplaren auf holländischem Hadern-Bütten (Gesamt: 200 Expl.). - Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. - Druck von C. Wolf & Sohn, München. - Einband etwas lichtrandig, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ships For Uncle Sam: Official U.S. War Films

      Signal Corps, U.S.A. and Committee on Public Information, 1917. Poster. Lithograph. 106" x 80". Giant original poster from World War I, features a bold blue border with a rugged shipyard view by Pennell. This poster is in very good condition except for some wear at one fold. It is creased as issued and mounted on linen. Scarce. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), was an artist, author and illustrator. He taught at the Art Student's League in New York City and designed several iconic military posters.

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        Blümlisalp.

      - Radierung, 1917, auf van Gelder Zonen-Bütten, signiert. 29,4:18 cm. Literatur: Beringer 210, IV (von IV). Vollrandiger Abdruck, mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum und mit vereinzelten Stockfleckchen, leicht knitterfaltig. Thoma begann nach Lehren als Lithograph und Anstreicher in Basel sowie als Uhrenschildmaler in Furtwangen, die er nicht beendete, autodidaktische Mal- und Zeichenstudien. 1859 studierte er an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie bei Ludwig Des Coudres (1820-1878) und Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807-1863). 1868 reiste er nach Aufenthalten in Basel und Düsseldorf mit Otto Scholderer (1834-1902) nach Paris. 1870-1877 lebte er in München, wo er mit dem Leibl-Kreis verkehrte. Sein erster Aufenthalt in Italien war 1874, ein zweiter 1880. 1876 zog er nach Frankfurt am Main. Nach sehr zögerlich einsetzendem Erfolg – seinen ersten größeren Auftrag hatte er 1882, 1890 seine erste erfolgreiche Sonderausstellung in München – führte seine steigende Bekanntheit 1898 zur Professur an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie und 1899 zum Direktorat der dortigen Kunsthalle.

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        PLATERO Y YO

      Casa Editorial Calleja, Madrid 1917 - - Primera edición completa - Ramo de perejil espartano en el frontispicio - compuesta por 138 capítulos. Contiene 323 páginas incluyendo índice. Cuidada encuadernación nueva de lomo piel con nervios y tejuelo, tapas duras. No conserva cubierta original. Esctado de conservación excelente. Sello seco anterior poseedor y dedicatoria manuscrita dirigida a Luis Fernández Solar y frmado en 1924 por Manuel Larrain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aucassin and Nicolete. Done from the Old French

      St. Albans: Camperfield Presse for George G. Harrap & Co., [1917]. No. 105 of 125 copies, signed by Evelyn Paul. 13 tipped in colour images by Main R. Bocher, decoration throughout in gold/yellow and dramatically oloured opening four pages by Evelyn Paul . 8vo., full vellum binding with gilt decoration by Evelyn Paul on uppper cover with painted blue and red highlights. Slight browning to endpapers but generally a very good copy. Aucassin & Nicolette is medieval French 'chantefable' or 'sung story' being a mixture of prose and verse. The major characters are Garin, Count of Beaucaire, his son Aucassin, and Nicolette, a Saracen slave girl. Aucassin and Nicolette desperately want to marry, but Garin forbids it and imprisons the lovers, though they both eventually escape. After many romantic and occasionally farcical adventures, the young lovers are wed and Nicolette is revealed to be a Saracen princess of the noblest ancestry. The music in this beautiful edition is specially written by Horace Mansion.

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        Die Bürger von Calais

      Berlin S Fischer Verlag 1917 - Bühnenspiel in drei Akten. 2. u. 3. Auflage, OPp., 108 S. Rücken geringfügig fleckig/etwas gebleicht, sonst sehr gut erhalten. 505 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HESPERUS BUCHHANDLUNG & ANTIQUARIAT]
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        A Sportsman's Miscellany

      Tientsin Press Limited, Tientsin 1917 - Blue-grey cloth with spine & cover titles & decorations in black; 8vo; 226pp; illustrated with sketches by the author plus photos, including 44 tissue-guarded plates. With much hunting for snipe, duck, pheasant, chuckar and goose plus big game species bear, deer, ram, boar, leopard, takin, wolf, etc. A thorough sporting tour through China. The book originally appeared in the form of articles in the "China Illustrated Weekly" and the "Peking and Tientsin Times." Book in VG condition with the exception of excision of rear free endpaper and last page of index. Pages age-toned and all plates present and bright. Minor cover wear. Somewhat uncommon, as the OCLC locates 13 copies with 5 being in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MESSAGE DU PRESIDENT WILSON LU AU CONGRES DES ÉTATS UNIS D'AMERIQUE LE 2 AVRIL 1917.

      Paris: Impremerie des Journaux officiel, [1917]. - Broadside, 37 x 25 1/2 inches. Printed in two columns. Small areas of paper loss in upper and lower margins from hanging, else very good. French broadside printing of President Wilson's address to Congress asking for a declaration of war against Germany. After years of insisting on neutrality, the sinking of the Lusitania and the infamous Zimmermann Note scandal persuaded Wilson that the time for action was at hand. On April 2, 1917, before a special joint session of Congress, Wilson asked for a declaration of war against Germany, and America entered World War I. Wilson's speech, known as "The world must be made safe for democracy" speech, would be a defining moment of his presidency, and America entering the war would, in turn, be the beginning of the end of the first World War. In the speech, printed here in French on a large sheet and no doubt hung in the streets of Paris, Wilson began with a harsh condemnation of German unrestricted submarine warfare and a review of the reasons why neutrality was no longer possible. He then continued: "With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in unhesitating obedience to what I deem my constitutional duty, I advise that the Congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German government to be in fact nothing less than war against the government and people of the United States; that it formally accept the status of belligerent which has thus been thrust upon it; and that it take immediate steps, not only to put the country in a more thorough state of defense but also to exert all its power and employ all its resources to bring the government of the German Empire to terms and end the war. "The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them. "It is a distressing and oppressive duty, gentlemen of the Congress, which I have performed in thus addressing you. There are, it may be, many months of fiery trial and sacrifice ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other." A remarkable relic of the war to end all wars.

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        Stella Peregrina. Achtzehn Faksimile-Nachbildungen nach den Originalen von Franz Marc. Handkoloriert von Frau Annette v. Eckhardt. Mit einer Einleitung von Hermann Bahr. Inhaltsverzeichnis: 1. Stella Peregrina 2. Grauer Vogel 3. Dort fiel ein Stein 4. Indische Flöte 5. Wo weilst Du nun? 6. Friedsames Gelände 7. Die Höllenfahrt der Ishtar 8. Trübes Lied 9. Indische Weisheit 10. Ägyptisches Lied 11. Nur ein Leben 12. Befreit 13. Hoffnungslos 14. Beduinenlied 15. Der Brunnen 16. Mann und Delphin 17. Spanisch 18. Schweigen.

      Franz Hanffstaengl [sic!; Etikett] Königlich Bayerische Hofkunstanstalt,, München, 1917 - München, Franz Hanffstaengl [sic!; Etikett] Königlich Bayerische Hofkunstanstalt, 1917, ca. 44,5 x 33 cm, (12) Seiten, 18 montierte handkolorierte Tafeln, aufgelegt auf schwerem Büttenkarton. Privater Halbpergamentband (Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestossen): Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Hans L. Merkle, Stuttgart (mit seinem Exlibris >Feuerbacher HeideFeuerbacher Heide< und der Buchnummer auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels montiert).

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        Autograph letter signed

      1917. Signed. CONRAD, Joseph.Autograph letter signed.Capel House, Orlestone [Kent], November 6, 1917.Fine two-page autograph letter signed by Joseph Conrad during World War I, mentioning two of his books, Lord Jim and Typhoon, as well as his two sons, one of which (his oldest, Borys) he refers to as "a young man at the front."Conrad addresses an unnamed correspondent: "The books are going by tonight's post, a copy of Lord Jim containing a most repulsive photograph of the author—but one can't stop that sort of thing—the other is an Am. copy of the blue-leather edition of Typhoon. You'll find inside the latest photograph of myself—which tells its own tale, tho' I don't think it can convey any information to the enemy. Perhap, if pasted on the fly-leaf, it may help to fetch a few pence more for the copy of Typhoon. But if you don't think so may I ask you to post it back to me as there are only 3 more copies in existence, of which one reposes in the pocket-book of a young man at the front and the other two are in this house belonging to my wife and the small boy. I've signed both books as requested. Yours very faithfully, J. Conrad." Conrad's son Borys was a soldier at this time—the "young man at the front" he refers to—and "the small boy" would have been his second son, John.One fold line, a bit of dust soiling, thin strip of paper affixed to right margin on verso, probably the remnants of a hinge where the letter was tipped into a book or album. Minor smudges to closing and signature. Very good condition.

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        Ecrits de jeunesse 1917-1927

      Collective Edition of wich no leading copies exists, review copy. autograph dedication of the author autograph signed by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle to Pierre Chaussade. Dedicatee affixed the stamp printed in reverse on the first guard, small traces of pale wetting minor Length back. Gallimard Paris 1941 12x19cm broché

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        WWI Mini Manuscript Diary - A Young Soldier's Account During the Salonkia Campaign

      Macedonia, 1917. Macedonia, January to November 1917. Manuscript diary by E.J. Martin, Private 144107, a young British soldier who served in the Salonika Campaign of the First World War, accompanied by two original photographs measuring 4 x 6 cm. Crown thirty-twomo miniature pocket diary measuring 10 x 6,5 cm, original red leather boards with pencil sleeve integrated into spine. Approximately 50 pages penned on the spot in a miniscule cursive hand. Accompanied by a nearly complete manuscript transcript, 18 pages. Wear to one of the photographs, otherwise in very good condition, a rare surviving document of a largely forgotten campaign. In an inconspicuous little volume, with cursory notes for prudence, this sly soldier took great risk in documenting the conditions of the Salonika Campaign fought in the Balkans, a largely forgotten albeit significant front of the Great War. Details include air raids, illness, inoculations, shortage of food rations and tobacco, entertainment, casualties, destruction, refugees, sultry weather conditions, mail interruption, so forth. A photograph of Martin in front of an entrance to underground quarters for No. 2 Section is mounted to the front endpaper. Loosely placed within the volume is a snapshot aftermath view of an air raid, captioned to verso, "notice how mosques and minarets have miraculously escaped [destruction]." Following a list of names, perhaps some of the men who died in Macedonia, a diary unfolds daily events of war and camp, with frequent entries on high fever, headaches and other symptoms of malaria, which Martin was battling with for much of his time there. Air raids and a devastating fire are also documented. [Malaria was also an unexpected and fierce foe to be reckoned with, attacking well over 162,000 British men over the duration of this campaign. More than 10,600 British soldiers died in Salonika, the cause for many being disease as opposed to battle.] At the end of the volume Martin tabulates a credit account and minor expenses, records his inoculations, and names of fellow soldiers in the service, working alongside him in 1917-1918. The Army Service Corps (ASC) was sent to the British Salonika Front to support the British Salonika Force (BSF). Martin was attached to a labour supply force (S4) at the Salonika Base Mechanical Transport (M.T.). His diary suggests that he was employed in the office. Further research is warranted to ascertain whether he survived the war. Excerpts from the manuscript: Feb 27 "Air raid by 15 enemy machines. 600 cas [casualties]. 34 killed at Karaisali just going on leave. 605 lorry blown to -- & 9 men killed. 1 brought down." March 9 "... French aeroplane. 2 officers burnt to death by camp. " March 11 "Rumour 2 boats done down & no mails gone for 11 days" May 10 "Inoculated 5th time" May 17 "Transylvania sunk by a torpedo. 400 troops going to Mesopotamia escorted by Japanese destroyers." June 15 "I was carried away off --- air raid - rumoured 1 man killed..." June 24 "... Nearly everyone in camp bitten by mosquitoes. 4 sick in office." Aug. 1 "Rumour of General Command to clear out, fit men for infantry" Aug. 6 "Preparations for General Lawson's visit... all ages intake. Gen Lawson comes at 8.00 inspects store. Rumours 100 men to be transferred to infantry..." Aug 9 "... Freddy Frost put in transfer to infantry. Told they must sign on for 7 yrs" Aug 15 "Charlie Smart, Cpl Jepson, Harry Pears taken to hospital. Sir Woodcock, Bossey, Charley, Jim Allen away... Only 4 of us left in office. All in dock with malaria, about 20 sick off supply section." Aug 18 "Fire started at 8 am behind shooting gallery... marched to white tower. All along grass blazing & spreading right up to Turkish Quarter. Beautiful sight about 35 streets ablaze... men blowing up houses... clearing out people & furniture..." Aug 21 "Fire put out. About 8000 homeless." Aug 22 "Balkan news read yesterday says 4200 houses demolished. 60 to 100,000 people homeless." Aug 23 "Refugees at 910 refused bully [canned corned beef]..." Oct 12 "Pass to Salonique with Alby. Dull day but had very good time." Nov 19-24 "Several food boats sunk... Rations very short. No bacon. Bully every other day. Biscuits every week. 3 oranges..." The Balkans Salonika Campaign of 1915-1918 was fought in northern Greece, Serbia and Albania In 1915, a large Allied expeditionary force established a base at Salonika (now Thessaloniki) for operations against pro-German Bulgaria. This culminated in the establishment of the Macedonian Front, also known as the Salonika Front. Initially sent to help the Serbians who had recently been attacked by combined German, Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian armies. Although the Serbs had already defeated at the time of their arrival, a complex relationship with Greece led to thousands of British troops, later joined by French, Italians and Russians, facing the Bulgarian Army, an ally of the Central Powers, on the Salonika front. The Salonika Front is arguably one of the most forgotten in terms of where British and Commonwealth troops served in the Great War. Seldom mentioned in First World War accounts published in western countries, therefore little-known to many folks, the Salonika Campaign involved almost one million service personnel, including significant contingents from Britain (150,000) and France (200,000). It resulted in the redrawing of borders across the Balkans, and the present year (2015) marks its centenary. The campaign was characterised by periods of intense fighting, static warfare just as on the Western Front, an extensive trench system also likening the Western Front. Limited resources coupled with hostile environmental factors also contributed unique obstacles on the Macedonian Front. While there were notable battles here, especially in the final phase of operations in 1918, the greatest threat and the most casualties was from disease, malaria in particular. [In the British Army 162,517 suffered from disease. More than 10,600 British soldiers died in Salonika, the cause for many being disease as opposed to battle. Over 500,000 men in Salonika were treated for non-battle injuries or sickness. With the campaign being a low priority for the War Office, the assistance rendered by voluntary medical organisations, such as the Scottish Women's Hospitals, proved invaluable.] The British Salonika Force (BSF) was commanded by Lieutenant General George Milne from May 1916, following General Sir Bryan Mahon's posting to Egypt. At its height - late 1916 to early 1917 - it comprised six infantry divisions, grouped into two corps: XII Corps: 22nd, 26th, 60th Divisions; and XVI Corps: 10th, 27th, 28th Divisions. This made it a mixture of Regular, New Army and Territorial formations, with battalions of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh origin. Yeomanry (in the 7th and 8th Mounted Brigades and as Divisional and Headquarters troops) and cyclists provided the BSF's mounted element. The only crucial weakness lay in artillery, especially howitzers. In support were Royal Engineers; British, Maltese and Macedonian Labour Battalions; ASC, Indian and Maltese muleteers; RAMC, Canadian and volunteer medical services. Air support was provided by Nos. 17 and 47 Squadrons RFC, and No 17 Kite Balloon Section. A third squadron, No. 150, was formed during 1918. RNAS aircraft based at Stavros and on the island of Thasos also assisted with operations. . Very Good.

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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes [Peter Rabbit New Series Number Five]

      London: Frederick Warne and Co, No date stated [1917 actual]. First Edition, [First Printing]. Hardcover. Fine/Fine:: An extremely tidy example, in a particularly tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has a few minor bumps on the edges of the boards and minor foxing. Glazed paper dust jacket has minor wear on the edges, usual moderate browning and some light creasing. 14216. Bibliographical Details: First Edition, [First Printing [Linder p 430 and Quinby 23]].

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        Have they attacked Mary. He giggled. (A Political caricature), by

      New York: [Printed by Horace F. Temple, West Chester, Pa.], 1917. Copy No. 3 of 200 printed. [2], 14 pp., including one full-page woodcut portrait of Henry McBride, by Jules Pascin. 1 vols. 8 x 7 inches. Stiff red wrappers printed in black. Upper wrapper detached and slightly faded at edges, else very good. With a book ticket on the inside front wrapper which reads: "From the Collection of Henry McBride Art Critic.". Copy No. 3 of 200 printed. [2], 14 pp., including one full-page woodcut portrait of Henry McBride, by Jules Pascin. 1 vols. 8 x 7 inches. Important Association Copy. Very scarce and early Stein pamphlet, published in the June, 1917 issue of Vanity Fair, and reprinted separately here in an edition of 200 copies. This copy has an important provenance, as it comes from the library of her friend, the art critic HENRY McBRIDE.* Not only is McBride the subject of this playful "portrait" by Stein with her text and by Pascin with his woodcut, but it was McBride himself who interceded with Vanity Fair to get the piece published in the first place *According to biographer James Mellow, Henry McBride, along with Carl van Vechten, was one of Stein's most important friends in the building of her American reputation. McBride was an art critic for the New York Sun whom Mellow calls "the most astute and entertaining art critic of his generation." From the time that they met in 1913, McBride became a powerful promoter of Stein's work in the States, "he mentioned her frequently and favorably in his columns for the Sun, often quoting her at length. His promotion of her work and her her reputation during the years of World War I kept her name before the public ... " A REMARKABLE ASSOCIATION COPY. Wilson A4

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        De los Nombres de Cristo. Edición, prólogo y notas de Enrique de Mesa

      Madrid, Casa Editorial Calleja, 1917. Dos tomos en 4to. menor; 319 pp. + 316 pp., 1 h. Encuadernación en media tela.

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        Les Ecrevisses fantaisie en vers dite par Mr C Coquelin de la Comédie fr EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      S.l.: S.n., 1917. Fine. S.n., S.l. s.d [1917], 13x21cm, relié. - "Single copy manuscript of 28 pages written on the front in pen on thick paper, enhanced with a watercolor ink representative Coquelin (laminated as a frontispiece), a large full page watercolor and twelve other small head of chapter. The original watercolors are Guillaumot Son from those of Santiago Arcos. Autograph signed by the author on the title page, dated 1917. Bound in red morocco half shagreen, smooth back, boards handmade paper with a few scratches. Middle son of Alexandre Dumas and Maupassant, Jacques Normand collaborated with him to write many small parts and adapted his new "" Musotte "" theater (1891). Unique manuscript watercolor. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exemplaire unique manuscrit de 28 pages rédigées, au recto, à la plume sur papier fort, enrichi d'une encre aquarellée représentant Coquelin (contrecollée en guise de frontispice), d'une grande aquarelle pleine page et de douze autres petites en tête de chapitre. Les aquarelles originales sont de Guillaumot Fils d'après celles de Santiago Arcos. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Normand sur la page de titre, daté de 1917. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné rouge, dos lisse, plats de papier à la cuve présentant quelques griffures. Proche d'Alexandre Dumas fils et de Maupassant, Jacques Normand collabora avec ce dernier pour l'écriture de nombreuses petites pièces et adapta sa nouvelle ""Musotte"" au théâtre (1891). Unique manuscrit aquarellé.

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        HIS LAST BOW

      1917 - [in the colonial pictorial wrappe] Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1917. Endpaper ads ("Bell's Indian and Colonial Library") dated April 1917. Original pictorial wrappers. First (English) Edition, colonial issue in pictorial wrappers -- of the fourth collection of Sherlock Holmes adventures. The previous collections were THE ADVENTURES., THE MEMOIRS., and THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; the present volume was not in fact "his last bow," as it was followed in 1927 by the fifth and last, THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.~HIS LAST BOW contains eight adventures, including those of "the Wisteria Lodge" and "the Cardboard Box" (which had been excluded from the English edition of THE MEMOIRS in 1894). It also includes "His Last Bow" itself, in which Holmes comes out of semi-retirement as a wartime undercover agent and breaks up a German espionage ring. The preface, by Dr. Watson, includes the error "agriculture" rather than "apiculture."~The English edition (domestic by John Murray, colonial by George Bell as here) was published on 22 October 1917, and the American edition was published sometime in October -- so precedence is uncertain. This colonial issue was available both in pink cloth (as fully described by G&G), and "also available in paper covers" (G&G was apparently not able to examine a copy). As noted in G&G, in the colonial issue the final three leaves (Murray ads) were excised prior to publication. This paper binding has the same pictorial front cover as the domestic copies' (and cloth-bound colonial copies') dust jacket -- except that the little circle at the lower-right corner (used for domestic copies' price) is blank for colonial copies.~If this wrappered issue appears in more than one state, this must be the earliest: the endpaper listing of Colonial Library titles ends with #1378 and this is #1381, and on the rear cover this is the top title listed for "New Volumes" (with an asterisk to designate that this title is not being supplied to Canada).~This copy has the title page blind-stamp of a bookseller in Madras & Bangalore, plus the half-title bears a pencil signature dated 16 January 1918. The volume is in very good-plus condition, which is remarkable for a book in paper wrappers that began its life in India: there is a little chipping-away of the rear upper fore-corner (not affecting print), but otherwise the covers and spine are amazingly intact. In all, this is a very scarce book in highly-advantageous condition. Green & Gibson A40b. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chimes

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, c.1917., 1917. SUPERB, IN ORIGINAL BOX. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson, with seven coloured plates attached to brown card. Octavo, pp. v; 138. Attractively bound in publisher's red cloth, with bright gilt titles to spine, and heavy decoration stamped in black to front board. Housed in a card box with large paper label pasted to front showing a blue Christmas-themed design, with Thomson illustration centrally mounted. Additional white label with author/illustrator details to short side of box lid. Book is in near-fine condition externally with extremely limited signs of wear. Internally spotted and age toned throughout, particularly towards first and final few leaves. Box is fragile, joints of lid have parted excepting one strong joint at upper right-hand corner, rubbed and discoloured in places. The original box has preserved the volume inside wonderfully. Inscribed at front flyleaf, dated 1917. A delightful item.

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        SUMMER

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1917. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; red textured boards stamped in gilt on the spine and front panel; dustjacket; 290pp. Hint of a lean, with the spine lettering very slightly dulled; Near Fine otherwise, and clean throughout. The scarce and fragile dustjacket has a 1.25 inch triangular chip at the base of the spine, effecting the last three letters in 'Appletons;' slight fading to purple lettering on the spine, with trivial rubbing to the front panel and several edge tears with attendant creasing - Very Good. A very presentable copy of Wharton's tenth novel, chronicling a young woman's sexual discovery at the hands of handsome architect from Boston.

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        Zapiski Peredvizhnogo Obshchedostupnogo Teatra [Notes of the Itinerant Popular Theater]

      Petrograd: Zapiski Teatra, 1917-23. 4to. (310 x 200 mm). Illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers, excepting the final part (a newspaper format). Some margins soiled and chipped, cover photograph for 1917 7/8 missing. 29 issues only in 21 parts comprising: 1917 nos 5/6, 7/8; 1918 nos 9-16; 1919 nos 17-21, 22/23, 24/25, 26/27; 1920 nos 28/29, 30/31/32; 1923 no 56. Together with a duplicate part for 1918 no 9. A very rare theatrical publication irregularly published from 1914. Only one entry in OCLC, a microfilm of issue 30/31/32. Issue 26/27 has a tipped-in illustration of Vera Kommissarzhevskaia, in whose theater company Meyerhold began his directing career. Vishnevskii 350.

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        The Chimes

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, c.1917., 1917. SUPERB, IN ORIGINAL BOX. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Hugh Thomson, with seven coloured plates attached to brown card. Octavo, pp. v; 138. Attractively bound in publisher's red cloth, with bright gilt titles to spine, and heavy decoration stamped in black to front board. Housed in a card box with large paper label pasted to front showing a blue Christmas-themed design, with Thomson illustration centrally mounted. Additional white label with author/illustrator details to short side of box lid. Book is in near-fine condition externally with extremely limited signs of wear. Internally spotted and age toned throughout, particularly towards first and final few leaves. Box is fragile, joints of lid have parted excepting one strong joint at upper right-hand corner, rubbed and discoloured in places. The original box has preserved the volume inside wonderfully. Inscribed at front flyleaf, dated 1917. A delightful item.

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        Message du President Wilson lu au Congres des États Unis d'Amerique Le 2 Avril 1917

      Impremerie des Journaux officiel, Paris 1917 - Broadside, text in two columns. 37 x 25 1/2 inches. (Small areas of paper loss in upper and lower margins from hanging). America enters World War I: a French broadside printing of President Wilson's address to Congress asking for a declaration of war against Germany. After years of insisting on neutrality, the sinking of the Lusitania and the infamous Zimmermann Note scandal persuaded Wilson that the time for action was at hand. On 2 April 1917, before a special joint session of Congress, Wilson asked for a declaration of war against Germany, and America entered World War I. Wilson's speech -- known as "The world must be made safe for democracy" speech -- would be a defining moment of his presidency, and America entering the war would, in turn, be the beginning of the end of the first World War. In the speech, printed here in French on a large sheet and no doubt hung in the streets of Paris, Wilson began with a harsh condemnation of German unrestricted submarine warfare and a review of the reasons why neutrality was no longer possible. He then continued: "With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in unhesitating obedience to what I deem my constitutional duty, I advise that the Congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German government to be in fact nothing less than war against the government and people of the United States; that it formally accept the status of belligerent which has thus been thrust upon it; and that it take immediate steps, not only to put the country in a more thorough state of defense but also to exert all its power and employ all its resources to bring the government of the German Empire to terms and end the war . "The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them . "It is a distressing and oppressive duty, gentlemen of the Congress, which I have performed in thus addressing you. There are, it may be, many months of fiery trial and sacrifice ahead of us. It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other." An incredible relic of the war to end all wars.

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        The New Revelation.

      Chicago, IL: The Progressive Thinker, c.1917. - Pamphlet, pp. 21. In grey paper covers, with ruled panelling and titles to front cover, rear cover blank. A little rubbed externally, slightly parted at lower joint extending <1cm, and at upper joint just over 1cm, with several small chips at corners. Internally clean, with some gentle tanning. This rare pamphlet contains a report of a speech given by Doyle on 25th October 1917 to the London Spiritualist Alliance at the Salon of the Royal Society of British Artists, with several extensive direct quotations from Doyle, and an afterword by Sir Oliver Lodge. The speech was later published in Light, and subsequently formed the core of the book of the same title. The speech is reported in Green and Gibson, but the pamphlet is not described. Doyle's speech tells the story of his conversion to spiritualism, and reflects on the necessity of embracing research into psychic phenomena. A curious item of great interest. Green and Gibson, B23: "Notes", p.300.

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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U.

      Sköyen, o. D.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. An die Redaktion der Zeitschrift "Das Kunstblatt": "Ich mochte gern auf Kunstblatt fur ein Jahr abonnieren - und mochte auch gern das abonnement schon erste Monat anfangen [...]". - Die von Paul Westheim hrsg. Zeitschrift erschien von 1917 bis 1931 und war das bedeutendste Organ des künstlerischen Expressionismus. Gleich der erste Jahrgang enthielt einen Aufsatz über Munch von Gustav Schiefler. - Gelocht (restauriert).

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        Silhouettes du Front: Souvenirs de Trente Mois de Guerre--Reproductions de Quarante Dessins Croquis & Aquarelles par le Commandant E. Requin

      Paris: Devambez, 1917. Cloth. Very Good +. E. Requin. Very impressive --and uncommon-- artist's sketchbook of life on the front lines during World War I. #263 OF ONLY 275 COPIES ISSUED "sur velin hollande", EACH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST E. REQUIN on the limitation. Tight, solid and VG in its light-blue cloth, with gilt-lettered title label to the front panel. Minor soiling along the front panel's fore-edge, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and small former owner name (same person) to the front free endpaper. 40 remarkable watercolors and aquatints by E. Requin of seemingly every nationality and ethnicity of soldier drawn into the conflict. Mostly portraits to be sure but also several landscapes of barren or even charred earth. High-quality reproductions of first-rate sketches from the front lines.

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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1917. Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur. Large octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissues and 7 black and white illustrations. A fine copy. Signed Limited Edition of 500 copies, of which this is number 142.

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        Zona Guerra Poesia. Liriche ?" con l?aggiunta di altre da Mattutino e senza prefazione di Gabriele D?Annunzio

      Licinio Cappelli Editore 1917 in 16° p. brossura beige stampata in rosso al solo piatto anteriore Rara edizione originale. Cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 470.1; Echaurren, Futurcollezionismo, pp. 68ss. Versi raccolti nel settembre 1917 dall?ospedale militare di Bologna (come datati nella prefazione). Di argomento bellico, in versoliberismo molto moderno, ovviamente ungarettiano, con inserti di notevole paroliberismo grafico come in «Bombarda (impressione fisica)», che si apre: «?Fuoco!? | BRRREANG | strazio di tremia vittime scarnificate [...]». Minime mancanze e segni del tempo al dorso (muto), foxing alla copertina, per il resto ottimo esemplare pregiato da invio autografo dell?autore al fratello «A Tognino Toschi | artiglie[re] | Bety Tos[chi | bersagliere(?)] | 1917».

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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table Abridged From Malory's Morte d'Arthur

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917., 1917. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Recently bound in half navy morocco over blue cloth, titles and centre tools in direct gilt to spine, blind ruling to board leather. Very light scuffing to front board, otherwise fine. Wonderfully embellished with Rackham's dramatic illustrations, including full colour plates. An examplary copy of this celebrated compilation of Arthurian legends, attractively presented.

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        The Spy in Black

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1917., 1917. First Edition. Publisher's red cloth with titles in gilt to spine and upper. Faded spine, dusty edges, extremities lightly rubbed. A sound and tight copy of this scarce title. A Great War espionage tale from the author of 'Carrington's Cases', etc.

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        Report and Estimates of Cost of Motor Roads in South East Persia Between Bandar Abbas and Kerman.

      Delhi/Simla, 1917/1918.. Folio (218 x 340 mm). Two parts: 1) Confidential. Survey by Major E.T. Rich, R.E., of routes between Bandar-Abbas and Kerman. General Staff, India. Simla: Government Branch Press, 1917. 9, 13, (1), 7, 16 = 46 pp. With six maps and plans (two folding), a proof plate with 2 photo views, and 13 leaves of original manuscript, typewritten and printed telegrams related to the report. Both original publisher's wrappers bound in. - 2) Confidential. Report by Major E.T. Rich, R.E., on the Construction of Motor Roads in South Persia between Bandar Abbas and Kerman. 1917. General Staff, India. 2 vols. Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1918. Vol. 1: (2), IV, 38 pp. With 12 leaves of plates (including one proof plate) and 8 maps and plans (3 folding). Vol. 2: 39-54 pp. With 3 folding maps. Occasional red ink notes by Rich in text and on the maps/plans; original publisher's wrappers bound in. Occasional red ink notes by Rich in text and on the maps/plans; both original publisher's wrappers bound in. Custom-made hardcover binding with the first publisher's wrapper of the original report pasted to the front board. With a large folding linen backed map of Persia in the pocket at rear. Addenda (cf. below).. Special custom-bound, historically important archive, compiled by E. T. Rich and containing confidential printed reports, 18 maps and plans, as well as original documents related to the survey of potential routes for a motor road between Bandar Abbas and Kerman in southern Persia. The survey was carried out by Rich as a part of the Persian campaign during the First World War on the special orders of the Chief of General Staff in India. As a part of WWI military operations, Bandar Abbas was occupied by British forces under command of Sir Percy Sykes in March 1916, and the survey was apparently undertaken in order to establish additional supply routes to the war's Persian front. Rich was ordered "to report as soon as possible on the best route for a road to take motor lorry traffic from Bandar Abbas to Kerman and to frame estimates from the same and proposals as to the best way of carrying out the work." The survey was done between December 1916 and June 1917; a year later Rich was promoted a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) for his work. Nevertheless, the road never was constructed, probably because of the cardinal changes on the Persian front after the collapse of the Russian front line as a result of the revolution in February 1917. - The volume contains: confidential reports by Rich; printed "Working notes" on the survey; maps and plans of Bandar Abbas, Kerman, and the area in between; telegrams sent to him from the Chief of General Staff (Delhi & Simla), Surveyor General's Office in Calcutta, British Consul in Bandar Abbas; tables with distances and estimates of construction, printed views of the area et al. Several leaves slightly age-toned, but overall a very good custom-made copy. - Supplemented with Rich's copy of a typewritten dispatch from the British Vice-Consul in Bandar Abbas to the Chief of Roodbar (South Persia) Zarghan-us-Saltaneh, dated Bandar Abbas, 2 Dec. 1916. In the dispatch the consul asks for the assistance to Rich who is going to visit the area under the chief's control during the course of his road survey. The copy is signed by the consul and has his manuscript note "Original sent by special messenger direct to Zarghan-us-Saltaneh." - There are also two autograph signed letters by Rich, addressed to his aunt in London and written while on field service in Southern Persia. The letters are dated 10 & 25 Dec. 1916, housed in the original envelope with a postal stamp of Bandar Abbas, and contain interesting notes about Rich's work and his observations on the native life. [Near Kerman:] "It is Xmas evening & as I have no one to talk to, the nearest white man being over 100 miles away, I am writing instead. Being high up over 5000 feet in the mountains, it is bitterly cold & proper Xmas weather, but personally I'd prefer it a bit warmer as I can't keep warm no how at night which means continuously waking up [...] The food of the villagers about here is most strange, being dates & bread about 2 lbs of each per diem & nothing else. They feed the horses & cows on dates & even the dogs. I eat them once a day for lunch which consists of porridge, bread & cheese & dates. I often envy the meals my servants get at home when I am out on these expeditions." - E. T. Rich (1874-1937) was a British military engineer and surveyor, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He graduated from Sandhurst with the Pollock Medal and was gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. In 1895 he went out to India and was posted to railway survey work in Burma. In 1905-1909 Rich worked as survey officer on the Indian North-West Frontier, and took part in the Bazar Valley and Mohmand Campaigns of 1908 (as a divisional and a chief survey officer respectively). During the latter he was slightly wounded and for his services was promoted brevet-major. In 1911 Rich was appointed the head of the survey office on the Burma frontier post at Myitkyina, where he carried out the survey of the border with Tibet and Yunnan. In 1916/17 he was in charge of the survey party looking for the alternative routes between Bandar Abbas and Kerman in South Persia; in 1918 he was in charge of the North West Persia Survey Detachment which accompanied British intervention in the Caspian under command of General Dunsterville. Rich carried out important surveys in Baku, Batum and Tiflis. After WWI Rich returned to Burma where he became the head of the Burma Circle of the Survey of India. In 1920-22 while surveying the unadministered territory between Burma and Assam he encountered slavery and human sacrifices still practiced there; in 1925 he took part in the Sir Harcourt Butler's Mission to the Hukawng Valley to suppress slavery. Rich retired with the rank of Colonel and C.I.E. in 1929. "Colonel Rich was a great linguist, and besides his knowledge of Urdu, Pushtu, and Persian, he was able to converse in Yunnanese and several dialects of Burma - Kachin, Maru, and Lisaw [...] He was a keen explorer throughout his career and did much to encourage a spirit of adventure in younger officers who served under him" (Obituary, The Geographical Journal 91.1 [1938], p. 96).

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        Mani wa din-i u. Du hitaba-i Hasan Taqizada dar Anguman-i Iransinasi dar 24 Adar-mah 1328 wa 12 Bahman-mah 1329 h. s. bi-indimam-i muntun-i arabi wy farsi dar bara-i Mani wa manawiyat wa anea bi-din mandu'-i marbut ast. Faraham awarda-i Ahmad Afsar Sirazi. [Subject: Manichaeism]. RARE!!!,

      Tihran, Anguman-i Iransinasi, 1335 h.s. [1917]. - Very rare standard work about Manichaeism and Manichaeist sources in Islamic literature, written by the influential Iranian politician, diplomat and scholar Hassan Taqizadeh (1878 - 1970). Language: Farsi. Former library book, with stamps and signature. Red clothbound cover with shelf wear, binding split in two places near rear joint, body of the book otherwise tight, pages a bit yellowed, otherwise clean. Acceptable condition, suitable as a study copy. Wf3 fa Gewicht in Gramm: 1300

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        Bruder Klaus : Die ältesten Quellen über den seligen Nikolaus von Flüe, sein Leben und seinen Einfluss, gesammelt und erläutert und im Auftrage der h. Regierung des Kantons Unterwalden ob dem Kernwald auf die 500ste Wiederkehr seiner Geburt herausgegeben von Dr. Robert Durrer.

      Sarnen, Buch- und Kunstdruckerei Louis Ehrli 1917-1921.. 2 Bände (cpl.). 4° (25.7 x 20 cm). XLIX, 608 SS. u. 1 Bl. (Titel), pp. 609-1300. 18+21 (zus. 39) röm. num. auf grau-blaue Trägerblätter mont. Tafeln (cpl.), etliche (Faks.-) Abbn., Illustrationen u. Plandarstellungen im Text. Priv. HLdr.-Einbände um 1930 mit Lederecken u. marmorierten Deckeln (diese min. berieben) u. vergold. Rückentitel. Seiten unbeschnitten (vollrandig). Erste (einzige Original-) Ausgabe. Leichte Alters- u. Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, amtliche Widmung mit Stempel dat. Sarnen, 1 Juni 1936 a. 2. fl.Bl. von Band I. Gesamthaft recht gutes und gepflegtes Exemplar.. Eines von 500 hs. numerierten Exemplaren. - Dokumente in lateinisch-deutschem Paralleltext (zweispaltig) oder in Mittelhochdeutsch. - Widmung in akkurater (Kanzlei-) Sütterlinschrift: 'Der Kantonalen Landwirtschaftlichen Schule in Pfäffikon, als Zeichen der Anerkennung ihrer Verdienste um die Ausbildung junger Landwirte überreicht. Sarnen, 1. Juni 1936 / Im Namen des Regierungsrates des Kantons Obwalden, Der erste Landschreiber m. [ev. w] v. ah [M. od. W. von Ah'], mit amtl. Stempel 'Regierungsrat : Unterwalden ob dem Wald'. - Ursprünglich erschienen 1917-1921 in (offenbar) 4 Lieferungen (Halbbänden in Interims.-Brosch. 'geheftet') in einer Auflage von 500 Exemplaren. In dieser spezifischen (Erscheinungs-) Form ausserhalb der Bibliographie der Schweizergeschichte BSG kaum detailliert nachzuweisen (Suchpfad: Kirche und Religion -> Nikolaus von Flüe). Umfang und Abfolge der Lieferungen werden aus der BSG nicht schlüssig klar : 1. Lieferung 1917: Bd. 1 ('Erster Halbband': [1.1 u. 1.2 ?], BSG 786, ohne Seitenzahl); 2. Lief. 1918: Bd. 2.1 ('Zweiter Halbband, 1. Hälfte': BSG 934, ohne Seitenzahl); 3. Lief. 1920: Bd. 2.2 ('2. Halbband, 2. Hälfte': BSG Nr. 1127: pp. 521-800 [?]); jeweils mit Angaben von Rezensionen u.ä.; 1921 wird die Gesamtausgabe in 2 Bänden ausgewiesen: BSG Nr. 1254 (2 Bände, Sarnen 1917-1921, 1300 SS., [err.:] 38 Tafeln; Rezension von A. [Albert] Büchi in: Zschr. f. Schweiz. Kirchengeschichte 15 u. 16). - Unklar bleibt demzufolge die Publikation von weiteren rd. 500 Seiten. Aus einer früheren Beschreibung zweier Lieferungsbände in OBroschur lässt sich sagen, dass der 'Erste Halbband' und der 'II. Halbband I. Hälfte' zusammen 500 Seiten aufwiesen. Erscheinungsdatum und Umfang eines 'Halbbandes' bleiben daher in der BSG ungewiss. Albert Büchi schreibt dagegen 1922 in seiner Rezension klar: "Vierte Lieferung (Schlusslieferung), Sarnen 1921, S. 801 bis 1300, 32 Fr. Preis des ganzen Werkes: geheftet 87 Fr., in zwei Halbfranzbänden 110 Fr. Nun liegt das monumentale Quellenwerk über Bruder Klaus [..] vollendet da" (etc.; in: Zschr. f. Schweiz. Kirchengesch., Bd. 16, p. 238). -- Die beiden vorliegenden Bände sind wohl ohne Berücksichtigung der Lieferungsumfänge auf etwa gleiche Dicke abgestimmt und gebunden worden. Band I beginnt mit Ziff. röm. I, '1417: Geburt des Nikolaus von Flüe; seine Taufe in Kerns; seine Herkunft', und schliesst mit Ziff. XCVII, 1514, Pamphilis Gengenbach erinnert in seinem Lied vom alten Eidgenossen an die Räte [wohl i.S.v. Ratschlägen] Bruder Klausens'. Band II (Ziff. XCVIII) schliesst an mit 1514/1519, 'Glareans Lobgedicht auf die schweizerischen Orte mit dem Kommentar des Myconius' (i.e. bürgerl. Oswald Geisshüsler, 1488-1552, reformierter Theologe und Freund Zwinglis). Die eigentliche Darstellung schliesst pp. 1003-1007 mit Ziff. CLXXVI, 1669/1671, 'Erlaubnis der kirchlichen Verehrung des Bruder Klaus'. Es folgen einige Nachträge und ein relativ umfangreicher, auch illustrierter dokumentarischer Anhang, sowie ein Orts-, Personen und Sachverzeichnis als Gesamtregister. Die Literaturhinweise finden sich in den Fussnoten. -- "In dem vorliegenden Monumentalwerke hat es Herr Dr. Robert Durrer in Stans unternommen, die hist[orisch]-kritische Grundlage für die Lebensgeschichte des Seligen zu schaffen. [..] Die Arbeit Durrers ist in erster Linie ein Quellenwerk. Jahrelange Vorarbeiten und eine glückliche Findergabe erlauben dem Verfasser, eine ganze Reihe unbekannter Urkunden und Nachrichten über Bruder Klaus erstmals zu veröffentlichen. Dazu tritt die kritisch-kunsthistorische Darstellung aller mit dem Seligen in Beziehung stehenden Altertümer, der Bruderklausen-Häuser, der Ranftkapellen mit den neu entdeckten Fresken und der Heiligtümer in Sachseln, wie auch aller Bruderklausen-Reliquien." (Verlagsprospekt, dat. 'Sarnen, den 1. Jänner 1922', erschienen zum Abschluss der Edition: "soeben ist vollständig geworden"). - Noch 1997 zollt Pirmin Meier diesem Werk den verdienten "Respekt vor einer einzigartigen Leistung, die gewaltige Vorarbeit des grossen Historikers Robert Durrer (1867-1934) [..] im Hinblick auf die Erschliessung der Quellen" (in: Ich Bruder Klaus von Flüe. Zürich 1997, p. 12). Vgl. auch Feller/Bonjour, 2. Aufl. 1979, p. 793 f. "Es ist eine wortgetreue Edition aller erreichbaren bekannten und der unbekannten, erst von ihm entdeckten Urkunden; sie werden durch einen überquellenden, aus Originalakten stammenden Kommentar zusammengehalten. Man darf deshalb sagen, das Werk sei eine Darstellung des Lebens und Nachlebens von Niklaus von der Flüe. [..] Mit seinem Werk hat Durrer zur Heiligsprechung des Nidwaldner Landesvaters wesentlich beigetragen." (p. 795). -- Niklaus von Flüe (1417-21.3.1487 Ranft, Gem. Sachseln), aus Unterwalden. In den ersten fünfzig Jahren seines Lebens war von Flüe, der später als Bruder Klaus bekannt wurde, v.a. Bauer und Vater von fünf Söhnen und fünf Töchtern. Vor 1467 wird er dreimal urkundlich erwähnt. 1462 erscheint er als Vertreter Obwaldens in einem Urteilsspruch, den die Kastvogteiorte im Streit zwischen dem Kloster Engelberg und den Pfarrgenossen von Stans fällten. Aus dem Dokument lässt sich indirekt auf eine Mitgliedschaft von Flües in Rat und Gericht von Obwalden schliessen. Zu den führenden Männern des Landes gehörte er jedoch nicht. Politische Bedeutung erlangte er erst, nachdem er der inneren Stimme, die er als Ruf Gottes begriff, endgültig gefolgt war. [..] Der Rat des 'lebendigen Heiligen' wurde nicht nur von einfachen Leuten gesucht, wie ein Bericht offenbart, den der Gesandte des Herzogs von Mailand, Bernardino Imperiali, im Juni 1483 über seinen Besuch im Ranft erstattete. Er fand den Einsiedler 'informato del tutto' vor, also bestens unterrichtet über die Angelegenheit, derentwegen er in die Innerschweiz geschickt worden war. Der vermittelnde Einfluss, den Bruder Klaus, ohne persönlich anwesend zu sein, beim Abschluss des Stanser Verkommnisses 1481 ausübte, gilt als erwiesen. [..] Seit der Quellenedition von Robert Durrer kann die historische Gestalt des Bruder Klaus von späteren Legenden und Mythen deutlich abgehoben werden. [..] Die kirchliche Erlaubnis, ihn auf den Altären zu verehren, wurde erst nach langen Bemühungen erteilt. Nach mehreren Anläufen zwischen 1587 und 1647 erfolgte 1648/49 die Seligsprechung. Nach 1865 wurden die Anstrengungen für die Heiligsprechung wieder aufgenommen, und Papst Pius XII. vollzog sie schliesslich am 15. Mai 1947. Damit erfuhr der Bruder-Klausen-Kult einen neuen Aufschwung. (E. Walder et al., in: HLS; vorliegendes Werk zusammen mit dem Ergänzungsband von R. Amschwand 1987 als einzige Quellenreferenz erwähnt). -- Robert Durrer (Stans 1867-1934 ibid.), kath., von Dallenwil. 1889-1891 Rechtsstudium in Bern, 1891-1893 Geschichtsstudium in Zürich, 1893 Dr. phil. Ab 1893 Mitarbeit an der 'Statistik schweizerischer Kunstdenkmäler' (heute 'Kunstdenkmäler der Schweiz'), 1896-1934 Nidwaldner Staatsarchivar. 1901-1907 Gemeinderat und Kirchenrat in Stans, 1895-1934 Kantonsrichter. Vorstandsmitglied in diversen schweizerischen geschichts- und kulturforschenden Gesellschaften. Träger des päpstlichen Komturkreuzes des hl. Gregor und Officier de l'Ordre de la Couronne Belge. Durrer prägte mit seinen Forschungen das innerschweizerische Geschichtsbild und leistete als Herausgeber des ersten Bandes der 'Kunstdenkmäler der Schweiz' Pionierarbeit. Er entwarf ausserdem die derzeitige Fahne der Päpstlichen Schweizergarde. (P. Steiner, in: HLS). --- NETTOGEWICHT 4.3 kg

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        Le Guerrier Appliqué. [Inscribed / Signed]

      Paris: Éditions Sansot. Premiére édition.. Bon état général. Bon exemplaire. Couverture avec manque du coin inferieur sur premier plat, protégée avec jaquette protective en plastique transparente. Intérieur très propre. Exemplaire numéroté : 210 sur un tirage de 470 sur papier bouffant. Dédicace et inscription de l'auteur sur page de faux titre « Nous ne parvenons jamais A faire entre les états extrêmes de la vie autant de différence que nous voudrions. Pour Wladimir Weidle avec amitié. Jean Paulhan». / First edition of this early work, a novel of the Great War, by the eminence grise of 20th Century French letters. One of 470 hand-numbered copies on papier bouffant, with a fine unattributed art nouveau woodcut vignette at the close of the text which is repeated on the rear cover. Lower forecorner lacking from front wrap, else a very good copy in publisher's blue printed wrappers. Inscribed by Paulhan, "pour Wladimir Weidle avec amitié, Jean Paulhan," and with a further quote from Marivaux. A rare and elegantly realized book. . Premiére édition. Paris, Éditions Sansot, 1917. 17 X 11 cm. 156 pages. Broché / Softcover. Bon état général. Bon exemplaire. Couverture avec manque du coin inferieur sur premier plat, protégée avec jaquette protective en plastique transparente. Intérieur très propre. Exemplaire numéroté : 210 sur un tirage de 470 sur papier bouffant. Dédicace et inscription de l'auteur sur page de faux titre « Nous ne parvenons jamais A faire entre les états extrêmes de la vie autant de différence que nous voudrions. Pour Wladimir Weidle avec amitié. Jean Paulhan». / First edition of this early work, a novel of the Great War, by the eminence grise of 20th Century French letters. One of 470 hand-numbered copies on papier bouffant, with a fine unattributed art nouveau woodcut vignette at the close of the text which is repeated on the rear cover. Lower forecorner lacking from front wrap, else a very good copy in publisher's blue printed wrappers. Inscribed by Paulhan, "pour Wladimir Weidle avec amitié, Jean Paulhan," and with a further quote from Marivaux. A rare and elegantly realized book. 1912. Jean Paulhan enseigne le malgache à l'École des Langues orientales. Lorsque la guerre éclate, il est affecté comme sergent au 9e Zouaves. On connaît de lui (sous le boléro à soutaches) une photographie assez belle. Le front haut, le regard un peu rêveur ou mélancolique, le menton, par contraste, bien dessiné et presque dur, tout y indique une vive attention à l'univers intérieur, mais aussi la faculté de voir et d'agir. Blessé le 25 décembre 1914 au bois de Saint-Mard, Jean Paulhan met à profit des loisirs forcés. Ce sera un livre bref, l'un des plus vrais qui soient sur un sujet prêtant aux effusions, LE GUERRIER APPLIQUÉ. Le titre, prétendait Valéry, est admirable : il dit tout. Publié en 1917 chez Sansot, il reparaîtra en 1930 chez Gallimard. De fort bons esprits le mettent au rang des chefs-d'oeuvre. [atelierpdf].

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        His Last Bow

      London: John Murray. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor fading to spine. 1917. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 305pp + ads. .

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        L'enfantement du mort Miracle en pourpre noir et or EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Georges Crès & Cie, 1917. Fine. Georges Crès & Cie, Paris 1917, 22x27cm, relié. - First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on Imperial Japan, to leading copy.binding bradel half skin embossed khaki, back smooth, flat paper adorned with gilded spiral moire, illustrated wrappers preserved and bound in gilded spiral moire effect cuts, golden head, elegant binding signed Goy & Vilaine.Envoi signed autograph of auteur.Ouvrage decorated with two original illustrations by Marcel Féguide.Notre copy is complete photographic portrait of the author by Man Ray.Très uncommon work printed in three colors and colophon April 18, 1917, the 990th day of the war. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en demi peau gaufrée kaki, dos lisse, plats de papier ornés de spirales dorées à effet moiré, couvertures illustrées conservées, spirales dorées à effet moiré sur les coupes, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel l'Herbier. Ouvrage orné de deux illustrations originales de Marcel Féguide. Notre exemplaire est bien complet du portrait photographique de l'auteur par Man Ray.Très rare ouvrage imprimé en trois couleurs et achevé d'imprimer le 18 Avril 1917, 990ème jour de guerre.

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        OUR HAWAII

      New York: Macmillan, 1917. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint spotting to spine, minor wear to edges and corner, but near fine. xiv, 345 pp., [4] pages ads at rear; frontispiece and 15 full-page plates from photographs, colored map; small 8vo, original blue cloth with cover design and lettering in gilt. First printing of Charmian's second book (after "Log of the Snark"). This copy inscribed by the author to the Londons' close friend Johannes Reimers: "Dear Johannes: Here it is, at last - the rest of the tale of our Golden Trail through the Purple Seas, and amongst the Blessed Isles and their Love People, whom you and our dear lost Jack loved so well. Charmian, New York City, February 15, 1918." Johannes Reimers was a Norwegian-American writer and artist who first met Jack at a 1902 birthday party given for Jack by Anna Strunsky. See Charmian London's "The Book of Jack London" volume 1, page 368 for a detailed account of this first meeting. Reimers much later designed the landscaping surrounding the Londons' doomed Wolf House.

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        La jeune parque EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Nrf, 1917. Fine. Nrf, Paris 1917, 19,5x24cm, broché. - first edition printed 600 copies, numbered ours on laid Arches paper. Very nice copy as published. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 600 exemplaire, le nôtre numéroté sur vergé d'Arches. Très bel exemplaire tel que paru.

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        THE SHADOW LINE

      1917. A Confession. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt, with dust jacket. First American Edition, published about a month after Dent's London edition. The American edition was set from proof sheets supplied by Dent, after which Conrad made changes that were effected in the UK edition but not in the US one; as a result, "the American edition provides an interesting intermediate text between the ENGLISH REVIEW and the first Dent edition, showing the extensive changes made from serial to copy text for the book, as well as the further polishing which took place in proof" [Cagle]. This is one of Conrad's most autobiographical tales; to quote from the dust jacket,~The "shadow line" is that dim boundary that divides youth from maturity. How a young first mate, who unexpectedly finds himself in command of a sailing vessel, leaves his carefree youth behind forever in the agonizing responsibility of a twenty-one day voyage from Bankok [sic] to Singapore. His ship is becalmed, the whole crew stricken with fever and no quinine in the medicine chest!~This is a fine copy. The scarce dust jacket, which we seem to see only once or twice a decade, is very good (spine browned as always with these DP&Co jackets, a couple of vertical creases, minor edge-wear). Cagle A21b.1.

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