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        Keep Him Free Buy War Savings Stamps

      Philadelphia: Ketterlinus, 1917. Poster. Lithograph. 30 x 20 inches. This poster features a bald eagle perched majestically on a mountaintop above flying war planes. The background is a vivid royal blue, and the text is a patriotic red. This poster is in very good condition and makes a wonderful document for anyone interested in American history or World War I.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Eine Einführung.

      Druck: Buch- und Kunstdruckerei Neue Vorortzeitung Berlin-Pankow,, Berlin, 1917 - Berlin, Druck: Buch- und Kunstdruckerei Neue Vorortzeitung Berlin-Pankow, [1917 oder 1918], 24 x 16 cm, 16 Seiten mit 4 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (Porträt August Stramm; Marc Chagall: Der Viehhändler/Gemälde; Blick in die Kunstausstellung Der Sturm 53. Ausstellung/Sturm Gesamtschau; Sammlung Walden/Blick in das Speisezimmer. Original-Klammerheftung (etwas fleckig und berieben), Illustration von Georg Schrimpf auf dem Vorderdeckel, ordentliches Exemplar dieser seltenen Kleinschrift. Alms/Steinmetz 269. - Expressionismus Kat. Marbach 145. - Holstein 93, 417. - Perkins 75. - Walden-Schreyer 269. - "Die Einführung stellt das Ziel des Sturm vor Augen, dass alle Künstler, die eine führende Bedeutung für den Expressionismus haben, an einer Stelle vereinigt sind. Diese ist der STURM". Eine sehr seltene Selbstdarstellung des STURM, die einer Programmschrift gleichkommt. Folgende Einzelpunkte sind berücksichtigt: Der Sturm - Der Expressionismus - Die expressionistische Malerei - Die expressionistische Plastik - Die expressionistische Dichtung - Die expressionistische Musik - Kunstschule Der Sturm - Die Sturm-Kunstabende - Die Sturmbühne - Die Privatsammlung Herwarth Walden - Die Sturm-Buchhandlung. Sprache: Deutsch ordentliches Exemplar dieser seltenen Kleinschrift. Original-Klammerheftung (etwas fleckig und berieben), Illustration von Georg Schrimpf auf dem Vorderdeckel,

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        Souvenir de St. Pétersbourg. Privates Photographien-Album.

      wohl St. Petersburg, o. J. (ca 1917 - 20 mittelformatige lose eingesteckte und 8 sehr kleine Original-Photographien (diese eingeklebt) auf 10 Kartontafelblättern. Kl. 8° (Format ca. 15,5x18 cm), Jugendstil-Broschureinband mit Kordelbindung und handschriftlichem Titel. Historisch bemerkenswertes Photoalbum das wohl von einem französischen Militär, der auf einem Photo auch mit abgebildet ist während der Bürgerkriegszeit zusammengestellt wurde! Gruppenbild einer Frauenmalklasse - belebte Szenerie auf dem Bahnhof von Skuratovo bei Tula und Novomoskovsk (das Bahnhofschild ist in Kyrillisch abgebildet!) - Abbildung einer verunglückten Lokomotive - Badene nackte Kinder in einem Teich - 2 Portraits eines mit Orden ausgezeichneten russischen Beamten - Weißgardist mit Freundin - Gruppenphoto mit vier französischen Militärs - Gruppenphoto mit mehreren Weißgardisten beim Klettern - Ein Weißgardist in einer Felswand kletternd - Ansicht über einen See hinweg ev. auf eine Villa, auf dem See 2 Ruderer, auf Holzstämmen ein Mann - Portrait eines ev. Weißgardisten, mit Kosakenmütze (?), Patronengurt und Dolch, weitere Portrait- und Gruppenphoto sowie kleinformatige Portraitphotos. - Die Orts-Zuschreibung haben wir dem handschriftlichen Titel entnommen, das Bahnhofsphoto aus der Nähe von Tula deutet aber auch auf andere Orte in Rußland hin. - Nach der Oktoberrevolution 1917 wurde zwischen Deutschland und Sowjetrussland zunächst im Dezember 1917 ein Waffenstillstand und am 3. März 1918 der Friedensvertrag von Brest-Litowsk geschlossen. Damit war der Erste Weltkrieg an der Ostfront beendet und die Situation veränderte sich: Aus Verbündeten wurden Feinde. So landeten bereits drei Tage später britische Truppen auf russischem Territorium. Es folgten weitere Invasionen französischer, amerikanischer, japanischer und griechischer Truppen in verschiedenen Regionen des ehemaligen Russlands zur Unterstützung der Weißen Armee bei der Restauration und zur Wahrung bzw. Erweiterung von Einflusssphären. (Quelle: Wikipedia). - Unser Album scheint von einem französischen Mitglied der französischen Armee, die gegen die Bolschewiki auf seiten der Weißgardisten kämpfte, zu stammen. Sehr seltenes Photodokument! - Der Einband rissig und beschabt, die Photos meist ausgeblichen oder gedunkelt, die kleinformatigen Photos stark gedunkelt, teils mit leichten Klebspurresten an den Passepartouträndern. Formate der mittelformatigen Photos ca. 7,5x11 cm.

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        Once on a time

      Hodder and Stoughton, London [et al.] 1917 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 11-316; illustrated by H. M. Brock with a color frontispiece, 4 plates, 22 pictorial chapter headings; original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, pictorial paper label on upper cover; spine a little dull and with wear at the extremities; good and sound, or better. Enlosed in a blue cloth clamshell box. This copy inscribed by Milne: "To my dearest father and mother from their always loving son - A. A. M. 27/11/17." His first novel. Haring-Smith, C1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        A PRINCESS OF MARS (Fine Copy of the First Edition)

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1917. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. A PRINCESS OF MARS. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., (1917). First Edition. Frontispiece and four interior plates by Frank A. Schoonover. A FINE copy, virtually unrubbed, in original publisher's deep brown cloth lettered in reddish-orange. Lacking the original dust jacket, but this is as nice a copy as one could hope for otherwise. INSCRIBED at length by Burroughs's grandson Danton to a collector (bookplate on front endpaper) in 1989 wherein he makes specific reference to the beauty of this particular copy. A PRINCESS OF MARS was the first novel written by the author, appearing in serial form in 1912. In 1917 it was published in book form for the first time in an edition of roughly 10,000 copies, few of which survive in this kind of condition. First title in Burroughs's "Barsoom" series, and one of the seminal and archetypal works of early science fiction fantasy. . Signed. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Frank E. Schoonover.

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        A Seasonal Industry.

      New York: Russell Sage Foundation,, 1917. A Study of the Millinery Trade in New York. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Monochrome frontispiece and 12 plates. Jacket lightly soiled, with a few chips, nicks and tears. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, of a groundbreaking study by the American social researcher and reformer Mary van Kleeck (1883-1972), "a dynamic and influential figure in the investigation and improvement of labour conditions in the first half of the 20th century" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is one of her most important books and is very scarce in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aus den Karpathen und Ostgalizien. Mit dem Korps Hofmann. 1917 Kunstverlag Anton Schroll & Co., G.m.b.H. in Wien.

      Wien, Schroll 1917..

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      The Egoist 1917 [but 1918], London - First English edition from English sheets (Slocum and Cahoon A13). Laid-in is a flyer for The Egoist Press publications (n.d. [1922] - single sheet, folded) listing - inter alia - "Ulysses", Marianne Moore's "Poems", T.S. Eliot's "Prufrock", Wyndham Lewis's "Tarr" and Ezra Pound's "Quia Pauper Amavi" - an impressive list by any standards. Unobtrusive removal of large circular bookplate from front pastedown (and associated light offsetting to endpaper), spine a little browned but a very good copy with the spine gilt dulled but still entirely legible. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Physiologie de L'Amour Moderne.

      Paris, Georges CrÈs et Cie, 1917. - Number 38 of 48 copies on "Japon ImpÈrial" paper (6 of which were "hors commerce"), numbered 14 through 55 and 56 through 61, respectively. There were also 5 copies on "vieuz Japon ImpÈrial" numbered 1 through 5; 8 copies on "Chine" number 6 through 13; and 1149 copies on "papier des manufactures de Rives (of which 50 were "hors commerce"), numbered 62 through 1160 and 1161 through 1210, respectively. xviii, 522 pp., (1 l. colophon). Large 12? (19.6 x 14 cm.), contemporary morocco by Taffin (a few scratches and minor rubbing), spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt author and title lettered in second compartment from top, date in gilt at foot, inner dentelles richly gilt, marbled endleaves, gilt fillets on edges of covers, top edge of text block gilt, other edges uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. In very good condition. Unidentified contemporary lithograph bookplate. ---- Study of "modern love" as seen by some of the writers of the time, i.e. Sand, Flaubert, Chateaubriand, etc.---- SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        His Last Bow.

      London: John Murray,, 1917. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes. Octavo (175 x 110 mm). Late 20th century royal blue full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt panelled spine, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, three-line gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; with the original cloth covers and spine bound-in. A handsomely bound copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        DADA 1. Recueil littéraire et artistique.

      Zürich, Mouvement Dada Juli 1917, 1917. Mit fünf Holzschnitten von Hans Arp, Marcel Janco, Enrico Prampolini, davon einer auf dem Vorderumschlag. Orangefarbige OBr., 23,5 x 20 cm Erste Ausgabe der frühen Züricher Dada-Zeitschrift, von der insgesamt nur sieben Nummern erschienen. ( Raabe 34 ) (Klammern leicht angerostet, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar, 1. und letzte Seite leicht fingerfleckig, 1. S. m. 0,5 cm Randeinriß ) -J- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales

      London: Constable & Co Ltd,, 1917. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in bright green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, pictorial block to front board, inner dentelles, original endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With colour frontispiece and 12 further colour plates in colour, 43 black and white illustrations in text. With the extra separate plate ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides" facing page 178) also signed by Rackham that is so often missing. Signed limited edition, number 340 of 525 copies signed by the illustrator, with the extra plate that is often missing ("He Hurried Away with Long Strides") also signed by Rackham bound in at the back.

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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes.

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, 1917. Sextodecimo. Original light green boards, titles to front cover and spine in red, with illustrated label to centre of front cover, pictorial endpapers. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Spine a little toned, tips bumped, occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

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        With the Irish in Frongoch.

      The Talbot Press,, Dublin, 1917 - Dublin, The Talbot Press, 1917. 8°. XI, 211, (1) pages. With a portrait frontispiece of Adjutant Brennan Whitmore and 8 illustrations. Original, illustrated Hardcover (half cloth with prison-cell-door illustration on front board. Unusually Excellent condition ! Only the spinelabel slightly rubbed. The binding and the frontcover especially excellent. Extremely Rare in this collectable condition ! Frongoch internment camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916 it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as a place of internment for approximately 1,800 Irish prisoners, among them such notables as Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. They were accorded the status of prisoners of war. Another of the prisoners was the future Hollywood actor Arthur Shields. It is a common misconception that Éamon de Valera was also imprisoned at Frongoch. During this time de Valera was held at Dartmoor, Maidstone and Lewes prisons. The camp became a fertile seeding ground for the spreading of the revolutionary gospel, with inspired organisers such as Michael Collins giving impromptu lessons in guerrilla tactics. Later the camp became known as ollscoil na réabhlóide, the "University of Revolution" or sometimes "Sinn Féin University". With the appointment of Lord Decies as Chief Press Censor for Ireland after the Rising in 1916, Decies warned the press to be careful about what they published. William O'Brien's Cork Free Press was one of the first papers he suppressed under the Defence of the Realm Act 1914 (DORA regulations) after its republican editor, Frank Gallagher, accused the British authorities of lying about the conditions and situation of republican prisoners in the internment camp. (Wikipedia) The camp was emptied in December 1916 when David Lloyd George replaced H. H. Asquith as Prime Minister. The local school Ysgol Bro Tryweryn now stands on the site of the former camp but a commemorative plaque stands nearby, with inscriptions in Irish, Welsh and English. Sprache: English Unusually Excellent condition ! Only the spinelabel slightly rubbed. The binding and the frontcover especially excellent. Extremely Rare in this collectable condition ! Original, illustrated Hardcover (half cloth with prison-cell-door illustration on front board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        PADGITT BROS. CO. DALLAS, TEXAS. MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS OF SADDLES, HARNESS, HORSE COLLARS, LEATHER, SADDLERY HARDWARE, SHOE FINIDNGS. CATALOGUE No. 83. [cover title]

      (printed by Egan Printing Co., for the company) [ca.1917], (Dallas, TX) - Trade catalogue. Oblong 4to. 526 pp. Frontispiece trademark illustration and numerous other illustrations from line drawings and photographs. Padgitt Brothers Company was established in 1869 and incorporated in 1900; the company's success "in supplying the needs of the saddlery trade of the Southwest [gave them] first-hand knowledge of materials and design that [were] recognized as standard wherever good goods are sold." Their catalogues were "a veritable encyclopedia of saddlery facts, classified for your convenience there is no reason why this book should not prove a 'silent partner' in the success of every dealer who will utilize its pages freely." The profusely illustrated catalogue, with pricing information, is organized into sections for saddles and varieties of tack down to spurs, buckles, hobbles, canvas wagon covers, buggy tops, blankets, and feedbags. The Padgitt "Bronco Brand" saddle and accessories were widely known throughout the Southwest. OCLC locates two copies of this number (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, San Jacinto Museum of History). Owner's name on front wrapper, a very good copy. Printed green wrappers, original printed cloth tape spine (some soiling and chipping to wrappers, tape repair to verso of rear wrapper, chipping to margin of final blank). (#6216)

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Royal Flying Corps [R.F.C.] Club Letter Signed + Signed Trenchard Card

      12th February . 1917. - 9'' x 7'' double page Royal Flying Corps Club headed letter / flyer dated 12th February, 1917 SIGNED by 'Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson' Chairman of the Committee, the reverse of the letter giving details about the club and its fees. Henderson was the senior leader of British military aviation during World War I, having previously established himself as the leading authority on tactical intelligence in the British Army. He served as the commander of the Royal Flying Corps in the field during the first year of World War I and was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force as an independent service. After the war Henderson was the first Director-General of the League of Red Cross Societies. Included with the letter is a SIGNED card by Viscount Trenchard 'Trenchard - Creator of the R.A.F.' The top of the letter is SIGNED Lieut. A. J. Simpson.' Member of the P.B.F.A. ROYAL AIR FORCE [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LJUBLJANA: Laibach 1917.

      - Detailed water-colourr drawing shows the Kolodvorska ulica leading from the main train station to the old city center. The cathedral and the hill with the castle are visiable in the background. Names of the restaurants and shops are marked clearly, also are recognisable all the buildings. The drawing was made in 1917, during the World War I, one year before the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. A year later the region joined the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The part shown of the drawing was a new part of Ljubljana, when the city expanded itself beyond the city walls in the direction of the main train station after the devastating earthquake of 1917. The time after the earthquake until 1910 was also named the "rebirth of Ljubljana". New parks, squares and monuments were built, the city got canalisation, trams and telephones. 436 new buildings were built and about 100 buildings were rebuilt and enlarged. Code: 62793

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        Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Abdication Portrait 1917 Magazine Russian

      Berkley 1917 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Abdication Portrait 1917 Magazine Russian Revolution Magazine of magazines, March 1917 ¿¿¿¿¿¿ ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿, ¿¿¿¿ 1917 Magazine of Magazines no.10 Dated March 1917 on page 2 this 16 page magazine. This magazine is like a flipboard of Russian history with interesting articles through-out and 2 pages of advertising at the end. In just a short 2 years it will be the 100 th anniversary of the end of the Russian royal family with the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. Tsar Nicholas II Nicholas II (18 May [O.S. 6 May] 1868 ¿ 17 July 1918) was the last Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and titular King of Poland. At the end of the "February Revolution" of 1917 (February in the Old Russian Calendar), on 2 March (Julian calendar)/ 15 March (Gregorian calendar) 1917, Nicholas II chose to abdicate. He first abdicated in favour of Tsarevich Alexei, but swiftly changed his mind after advice from doctors that the heir-apparent would not live long apart from his parents, who would be forced into exile. Nicholas drew up a new manifesto naming his brother, Grand Duke Michael, as the next Emperor of all the Russia¿s. $1620.00USD [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Role portrait photograph as Le Chevalier des Grieux in Massenet's opera Manon, full-length. Signed in full, inscribed, and dated Buenos Aires, [June] 1917

      Ca. 205 x 114 mm. Slightly worn and soiled; foxed; some silvering and staining; remnants of adhesive to verso. . Caruso gave three performances in Manon at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires commencing on June 26, 1917. "The winning quality of the sound, the tender mezza voce (particularly in the early years), and his phrasing, based on a rare mastery of legato and portamento, enabled Caruso to sing the French and Italian lyric repertory as well as lighter operas. In addition, his noble, incisive declamation, his broad, generous phrasing, and his vigor in dramatic outbursts made him a notable interpreter of Verdi as well as of French grand opéra. In this repertory his performances were characterized by the irresistible erotic appeal of his timbre allied to a temperament as warm and vehement as his voice. His numerous recordings, now faithfully remastered on CD, not only made him universally famous, they also did much to encourage the acceptance of recording as a medium for opera." Rodolfo Celletti and Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        LITTLE TOTS GIFT BOX: THREE "ALL ABOUT" BOOKS BY GRUELLE

      GRUELLE, JOHNNY. (GRUELLE,JOHNNY)illus. LITTLE TOTS GIFT BOX: THREE "ALL ABOUT" BOOKS BY GRUELLE. NY: Cupples & Leon (1917). The box has a pictorial label and measures 4 1/2 x 6" and except for slight soil and a few mends is in tight, VG+ condition. Inside the box are 3 titles in the All About series bound in pictorial boards with color labels. They are in fine condition in near Fine dust wrappers. Each book features 8 color plates plus pen and ink drawings by Gruelle, (The Night Before Christmas is also illustrated by Gladys Hall). Titles include All About The Night Before Christmas, All About Little Black Sambo and All About The Little Small Red Hen. A wonderful item with 2 of the scarcest All ABout titles, rarely found with dust wrappers in the original box.

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        Die Romischen Mosaiken und Malereien der Kirchlichen Bauten vom IV. bis XIII. Jahrhundert, 4 vols; Unter den Auspizien und mit Allerhochster Forderung seiner Majestat Kaiser Wilhelms II.; Herausgegeben von Joseph Wilpert; Mit 300 farbigen Tafeln und 542 Textbildern; Zweite Auflage; Band 1: Text--Erste Halfte, Band 2: Text Zweite Halfte, Band 3: Tafeln-- Mosaiken, & Band 4: Tafeln--Malereien

      Herdersche Verlagshandlung, Freiburg im Breisgau 1917 - Four volumes. Second edition ("Zweite Auflage"), 1917. Folios, cloth hardcovers, heavily illustrated, Good ex-library copies with typical treatments (bookplates, pockets, labels on spine, etc.), wear to the outer pages including creasing and tearing, soiling to some pages and to the page-edges, significant wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the books including fraying and loss, some repair to the spines. Text in German. Uncommon set. These four volumes are large and quite heavy and will require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        JAPAN DAY BY DAY: 1877, 1878-79, 1882-83.

      A MOST STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL APPRAISAL OF JAPAN & JAPANESE Boston 1917, - Houghton. Gray pictorial cloth, 441+453p.,2 volset, color frontispiece, exceptionally bright & clean copy,contents crisp, 4 color, 777 b.w. photos, top gilt, complete17 x 23 cm., unusually nice copy, NOT FADED! FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Manuscript]: Daniel Webster in England: Journal of Harriette Story Paige 1839

      Houghton Mifflin, (Boston 1917 - Manuscript. 289pp. typed rectos only. Carbon typescript in a three-ring binder that has a faded spine, light soiling. A clean manuscript , the titlepage notes "Published December, 1917", but presumably in anticipation of that fact. Apparently an author's retained copy or publisher's in-house reference copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PANAMA CANAL RAISED-RELIEF MODEL: Aeronautical View of the Panama Canal.

      - A fascinating raised-relief model showcasing a bird’s eye view of the Panama Canal, made shortly before this marvel of engineering was opened to revolutionize global shipping. This wonderful raised-relief model of the Panama Canal depicts the channel, dams, reservoirs and locks, as well as the surrounding landscape in great detail. As noted "A careful study of the model will give all the most important facts and figures relating to the greatest achievement of modern time The Panama Canal." In spite of the title ‘aeronautical’, the scene is actually captured from an imaginary suborbital perspective, and certainly well beyond the limits of contemporary aviation. That being said, the captured perspective is quite precise and accurate, as stated "The Model had been made by information furnished by the Isthmian Canal Commission at Washington, D.C, and is therefore authentic." The map, designed by the New York cartographer C.P. Gray, depicts the canal after its final plan had been decided and it was nearing completion, but before it was operational. Working from the Atlantic (left) to the Pacific (right), the canal’s entrance in the Caribbean Sea can be found at Limon Bay and the port city of Colon. At the head of the bay, the Gatun Locks were to lift ships 85 feet (26 metres) up to Gatun Lake, a giant manmade reservoir newly created by the adjacent Gatun Dam. The main shipping channel, delineated by a white line, navigates the lake’s many islands (former hilltops) as it proceeds to the Culebra (or Gaillard) Cut, which is broken thought a broad hill 95 metres (312 feet) in height. Ships were then to descend though the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks before entering the Pacific Ocean near Panama City. The recently relocated Panama Canal Railway skirts the left side of the canal, while a rich and mountainous jungle landscape surrounds the channel on either side. The plan is precisely faithful to what was inevitably constructed, save for the four massive proposed fortifications (two each to be constructed at either end of the canal). Such designs came to be seen as too menacing and unnecessary, and the U.S. inevitably established a far more modest naval and army presence. Moreover, America’s entry into World War I in 1917 ruled out such enormous expenditures. Perhaps sensing the unrealistic nature of the fortifications, the model’s text cautions "The fortifications shown are only proposed." Besides the aforementioned commentary, the text panel of the model features a list of key historical dates for the region and the canal project’s history. It also details a host of fascinating statistics regarding this engineering marvel. The Panama Canal is certainly one of the greatest and most consequential feats of engineering in world history. Over the last century, by allowing ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to traverse the Panamanian Isthmus, it has saved immeasurable amounts of time, money (and lives), sparing vessels from the long and treacherous voyage rounding South America. The idea for a trans-isthmus canal was not new, as it had first been proposed by Emperor Charles V in 1534. However, it was not until the 19th Century that such a feat was considered to be practically possible. By that time, the word’s great powers were well aware that whomever built and controlled any such canal would be conferred with immense political power and commercial advantage. The French were the first out of the gate. Ferdinand de Lesseps, who had successfully completed the Suez Canal in 1869, ran a venture that proceeded to build a canal across the Panamanian Isthmus in 1881. This plan envisaged a sea level canal, like the Suez (ie. without locks), that involved cutting a channel straight through the low mountains and dense jungle. This project was plagued by mass corruption, technical problems and rampant disease amongst the workers. It failed spectacularly in 1894. The Americans moved in to aggressively to full the vacuum, buyin

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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 25½ 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 World War I. ^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 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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        Folget mir nach!" originales Aquarell ca. 50x35cm; unten rechts monogrammiert; um 1940 verso: "Ecce Homo" originale Aquarellstudie ca. 30x13cm [Das ausdrucksstarke Blatt etwas stockfleckig.]

      - Otto Flath wuchs als eines von sieben Kindern in Staritzke in einfachen Verhältnissen auf. Mit dem Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges wurde die Situation für die deutsche Familie schwierig, der Vater wurde im Jahr 1917 nach Sibirien verbannt. Erst als er seine Freiheit wieder erlangt hatte, kam die Familie 1919 nach Kiel, wo der damals 13-jährige erstmals eine Schule besuchte. Im Anschluß daran nahm er an der Holzbildhauerklasse der Kunst- und Gewerbeschule Kiel teil. 1932 schloß sich Otto Flath der Künstlergemeinschaft um das Ehepaar Ellen und Willy Burmester an und zog 1935 nach Bad Segeberg, wo ihm 1971 die Ehrenbürgerschaft verliehen wurde. An seinem 75. Geburtstag erhielt er für sein Schaffen das Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande.

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        Das Flugblatt. Herausgegeben von Oskar Maurus Fontana und Alfons Wallis. Heft 1 - 5 [alles Erschienene].

      - Quart. Seltene expressionistisch-literarische Zeitschrift, die aus dem Jung-Wiener Kreis hervorgegangen ist und laut den Worten des Herausgebers Montana mit ihrem Programm das Ziel anstrebte, in den Wirren des Ersten Weltkrieges "wieder das Gefühl der Dichtung, für den Dichter zu wecken, ihre verantwortungsvolle Gewissensnotwendigkeit zu zeigen." - Raabe 31; Dietzel/Hügel II, 978; Laakmann / Tgahrt 128; vgl. 'Die schöne Rarität' Jg. 2, S. 143. - Die einzelnen Hefte bestehen jeweils aus 12 Seiten und unterscheiden sich in Format und Papierqualität; sie erschienen unregelmäßig (Frühjahr 1917/ Sommer 1917/ März 1918/ Mai 1918/ Herbst 1918) und enthalten Gedichte, kleinere Erzählungen und sonstige Anmerkungen. Der Druck ist zweispaltig. Zeitbedingt steht das Thema Tod und Krieg – vor allem in den beiden ersten Heften - noch im Vordergrund, aber auch andere Themen wie Naturimpressionen oder Betrachtungen über die Liebe werden poetisch-literarisch verarbeitet. Darüber hinaus wurden kleinere Rezensionen, Aphorismen zu unterschiedlichsten Themen oder Beiträge zu politischen Zeitfragen abgedruckt. So findet der Leser beispielsweise neben der Erzählung 'Die Behexten' von Alfons Wallis ein Gedicht über den 'Oktober' von Max Mell; Albert Ehrenstein schreibt über 'Zionismus und Menschlichkeit'; René Schickele interpretiert das Spiel des Virtuosen Ferruccio Busoni und Alfred Holitscher macht sich Gedanken über das Phänomen des 'Sozialismus'. Die Vielfalt der Themen spiegelt sich auch in der großen Zahl der Autoren wieder, die mit Beiträgen vertreten waren. Zu nennen wären Uriel Birnbaum, Max Brod, Karel Capek, Paris von Gütersloh, Walther Hasenclever, Kurt Hiller, Rudolf Leonhard, Berthold Viertel, Hugo Wolf, Paul Zech und andere. - Zu den Herausgebern: Der Lyriker, Erzähler und Dramatiker Oskar Maurus Fontana (1889 - 1969) zählt mit der Herausgabe der Anthologie 'Die Aussaat. Prosa und Verse einer neuen Jugend" im Jahr 1916 zu einem der Wegbereiter des österreichischen Expressionismus (siehe auch Kosch V,307) - Alfons Wallis (1898 - 1967), Schüler von Schönberg, arbeitete als freier Schriftsteller, Journalist und Musikkritiker (siehe auch Dubrovic. Veruntreute Geschichte, S.231). - Papierbedingt sind die Hefte III - V gebräunt.

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        A Seasonal Industry. A Study of the Millinery Trade in New York.

      New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1917 - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Jacket lightly soiled, with a few chips, nicks and tears. An excellent copy. Monochrome frontispiece and 12 plates. First edition, first printing, of a groundbreaking study by the American social researcher and reformer Mary van Kleeck (1883-1972), "a dynamic and influential figure in the investigation and improvement of labour conditions in the first half of the 20th century" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is one of her most important books and is very scarce in the original dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        3 offprints by William Bateson The Inheritance of the Peculiar Pigmentation of the Silky Fowl and others

      Cambridge at the University Press, various dates. PAMPHLET. First Separate edition. Offprint. The three with Orland E. White's ownership stamp, with The Blandy Experimental Farm stamp as well. One has O. E. White's ownership signature in pen on front cover. The titles are: Note on a Pheasant Showing Abnormal Sex-Characters reprinted from Journal of Genetics, Vol. VI, No. 3, April 1917 with Rose Haig Thomas; The Inheritance of the Peculiar Pigmentation of the Silky Fowl reprinted from Journal of Genetics, Vol 1, No. 3 September 8, 1911 with R. C. Punnett; Studies in Variegation. I. reprinted from Journal of Genetics, Vol. VIII, No. 2, April 24, 1919. All in very good condition. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS

      KIRK. MONTGOMERY,L.M. ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS. NY: Stokes (1917). 8vo, lavender cloth, pictorial paste-on, fine in dust wrapper (dw with some chips and creases). 1st edition of the 5th book about Anne where she marries Dr. Gilbert Blythe. Illustrated by MARIA KIRK with tissue-guarded frontis repeated on cover. Nice copy, rare in dw.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 18. Oktober 1917. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An den Münchener Fabrikanten Ernst Heckert: „Es freut mich sehr, daß Du mir endlich ein Lebenszeichen gegeben hast [.] den Ischias wirst ja bald überwunden haben mögst Dich mit Bismarck trösten, der hatte es auch. Ja! ja man wird allmälig [!] alt und klapperig. Nun möchte ich anfragen, ob Du noch den [.] von mir hast [.] oder ob Du Adressen von Deinen Bekannten hast, welchen Du Bilder von mir geschenkt h[as]t Ich will nämlich nächstes Jahr im Januar circa eine große Ausstellung mit meinen Bildern machen und da brauche ich die, welche Du erworben hast [.]". – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; stark angeschmutzt, etwas fleckig und stellenweise etwas berieben; mehrfach gelocht (geringf. Buchstabenverlust).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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