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        Seven months after the United States entered World War I, Capt. George S. Patton, Jr., writes his father about the defeat of Italy at Caporetto: "This attack on the Italians seems to jolt hell out of our hopes for a short settlement ? Italy is a fine place for a winter campaign ? I hope to get made a major and get away from Hq as my job while quite comfortable leads no where ?" - three weeks later, Patton was assigned to establish the AEF Light Tank School

      [Chaumont, France], October 26, 1917. 8.25" x 10.5". "Autograph Letter Signed ""George S Patton Jr.,"" 1.5 pages, 8.25"" x 10.5"", front and verso. [Chaumont, France], October 26, 1917. To his father. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Papa: This attack on the Italians seems to jolt hell out of our hopes for a short settlement for if it works it will encourage the Bosh ... Besides Italy is a fine place for a winter campaign and we may be in a quite different state by spring. I am feeling much better and expect to be out of the hospital in a few more days. How are your affairs getting on can you sell any land or is every one buying bonds? ""There is very little news here since I have been sick but I hope to get made a major and get away from Hq as my job while quite comfortable leads no where I sent you a very good pipe about a month ago did you ever get it they are very fashionable and yours is the latest model so it ought to be nice. I have not smoked for the last two weeks and think I will end it out for the war any way it slows me down a little at least the way I smoke give my love to all Your devoted son George S Patton Jr.""In the Battle of Caporetto on October 24, 1917, German and Austro-Hungarian forces broke through the Italian line they had been fighting since 1914, surprising the Italian forces. The scale of the Italian defeat at Caporetto led to both a change in government in Italy and the dismissal of the Italian Chief of Staff.Earlier in October, Capt. George S. Patton, Jr. was assigned to AEF headquarters in Chaumont, France, as post adjutant and commander of the headquarters company. Patton began to take an interest in tanks. While in a hospital for jaundice, Patton met Colonel Fox Conner who encouraged him to work with tanks. Within days of writing this letter to his father, he applied to Gen Pershing for a transfer to tanks and on November 17, 1917, Capt. Patton was assigned to establish the AEF Light Tank School. In December, he was given the task to start an American Expeditionary Force (AEF) Light Tank School at Langres, France. Capt. was promoted to major on January 26, 1918."

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        The Old Huntsman and other Poems

      London: William Heinemann 1917 - 8vo., tan boards and brown cloth with paper spine label lettered in red; with a touch of soiling; dedication page darkened slightly from newspaper clipping. First edition, second impression of Sassoon's powerful first collection of antiwar poems. A handsome copy signed by Sassoon on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        RENASCENCE AND OTHER POEMS

      NY: Mitchell Kennerley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1917. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Head and heel very mildly worn, photograph of Millay tipped onto fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. ; First edition f Millay's very scarce first book of poetry. First Edition, Second Impression (with textual corrections). Publisher's original full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, fore and bottom edges deckle. ?"Between 1915 and 1920 she became a celebrity in bohemian Greenwich Village and by 1920 was known as the voice of her generation - full of freshness, gaiety, and implied rebellion. Though her style remained largely traditional, romantic, and lyrical, her free spirit spoke for modernism in the arts during the Jazz Age. In 1923 her third volume of poetry won the first Pulitzer Prize attained by a woman poet?" (Library of Congress). [Bruccoli & Clark, IV:265][Yost 3] [Hart, 492] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 73 pages .

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        The Ship that Sailed to Mars

      Kimberley, South Africa 1917 - Timlin, William M. The original manuscript sketchbook for Timlin's fantasy masterpiece, published in 1923: 87 pages, pencil, pen and ink drawings on 70 pages, with numerous pencilled notes and annotations in the artist's hand. 1 vols. 10 x 8 inches. The Original Sketchbook for "The Ship that Sailed to Mars". THIS UNIQUE SKETCHBOOK SHOWS THE EVOLUTION OF TIMLIN'S MOST FAMOUS BOOK IN OVER 50 DRAWINGS, SKETCHES AND NOTES.Highlights include a fine pencil and watercolor sketch for "Pan", several page sketches for "Launching of the Ship" including studies of various ship designs, a delightful finished pencil drawing of the ship's crew ("The Manning of the ship"), drawings for "The Building of the Ship", "The Shipyard", evolution of the book's contents and title pages, "The Departure of the Ship" and studies of various grotesque animals for "The Forest" and "The Zoo".In addition, there are 25 sketches for Timlin's exhibition works, including "Cinderella", drapery studies, architectural schemes, and studies for furniture, all annotated by the artist.William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which has become a fantasy classic, its genesis revealed in this superb collection of drawings. Original maroon imitation leather boards, spine perished and lower cover detached, internally fine. With the pencilled notation "William M. Timlin / 36 Milner St. / Kimberley" on front pastedown. Preserved in a custom dark blue morocco-backed slipcase with inner wrapper The original manuscript sketchbook for Timlin's fantasy masterpiece, published in 1923: 87 pages, pencil, pen and ink drawings on 70 pages, with numerous pencilled notes and annotations in the artist's hand. 1 vols. 10 x 8 inches

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        Portrait photograph signed ("Allenby F.M.").

      N.p.o.d.. 1 p. 4to.. A handsome photograph by London's H. Walter Barnett of the highly decorated and dignified looking field marshal in uniform, his folded hands resting on his sword. - Allenby's expert command of the Third Army in France during World War I was the prelude to even greater success in Palestine, then under British rule. In late spring 1917, Allenby was made commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, and by autumn he had captured Beersheba and Gaza from the Turks. On December 11, two days after its surrender, a triumphant Allenby entered through Jerusalem's gates. In April 1918, a lack of reinforcements prompted Allenby to suspend his offensive against the Ottoman forces, which he resumed in August. The following month, he conquered the Turks at the Battle of Megiddo, "the last great campaign of cavalry employed in strategic mass in the annals of war, and one of the most notable," (DNB). That victory was quickly followed by the capture of Damascus, Homs and Aleppo, with Turkey surrendering on October 30, 1918. - In near mint condition, with the slightly damaged tissue guard still attached.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Tribute and Circe

      Cleveland, Ohio: The Clerk's Press,, 1917. Small square octavo, pp. 39. Original pale grey wrappers, lettered in black on front cover, untrimmed. Printed in red and black, opening latter "S" illuminated in gold and embellished in blue ink. Brown glue stains showing through on pastedowns. An excellent copy. First edition in book form (originally published in The Egoist, London 1917), and one of a tiny edition of 50 numbered copies only (this one numbered 42). It is one of Doolittle's earliest publications. "Charles Clinch Bubb, 1876-1936, or 'Canon Bubb' as he preferred to be called, was a notable American printer. As a curate and later rector of Grace Parish Church in Cleveland, [he] began the Clerk's Press using a hand press and operating in the Church. The name of the press comes from Bubb's consideration of himself as a Clerk in Holy Orders. Bubb was also a member of the bibliophilic Rowfant Club in Cleveland from 1912 to the early 1920s. Between the years 1908 and 1919, Bubb produced more than a hundred small editions of beautiful volumes. Bubb would move on to become rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fremont, Ohio in 1921, at which time the output of his press appears to have ceased... His printing subjects varied widely, from a close association with the imagist school of poetry, corresponding with Ezra Pound, printing Hilda Doolittle's first book and other works by Richard Aldington, to translations from Greek, Latin, Italian, French, and Russian. Special Collections owns manuscript and typescript versions of a few of Aldington's translations" (Oberlin College Special Collections).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Edvard Munch von ... Verlag von Bruno Cassirer,

      Berlin 1917. Liten 4to. Frontispise, "Bildnisstudie", en originalradering (11,7 x 8,7 cm.) av Edvard Munch. 191 s. Illustr.Noe nyere fint, noe fuktskjoldet, sjirtingryggb. med det originale foromslaget medbundet. Yngve Sixten Lundbohms navnetrekk øverst på foromslagets verso, datert "1917". De siste sidenes øvre kant med en gjennomgående fuktskjold. Likevel, et tiltalende eksemplar

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        La jeune parque

      first edition printed 600 copies, numbered ours on laid Arches paper. Very nice copy as published. Nrf Paris 1917 19,5x24cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        PARNASSUS ON WHEELS

      1917 - MORLEY, Christopher. PARNASSUS ON WHEELS. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1917. 12mo., cloth & pictorial boards in dust jacket. First Edition. An immaculate copy of the first edition. First issue, with the misprint "Y ears" for "Years" on p. 4, line 8 and with the "l" missing in "goldenrod" on page 169, line 11. Also in the first state dust jacket, with "vibrating" instead of "beating" on the front cover. The entire front endpaper is covered by the following signed autograph inscription by the author, to famous movie director Frank Capra: "This is Frank Capra's copy of this little book-and I am grieved when I think how much he paid for it! It cost him 160 times as much as if he had bought it in September 1917- also, the Author is not worth 160 times what he was then! There is a mistake somewhere! With embarrassment and every good wish- Christopher Morley Jan 28-1935." It is interesting to note that the quotation on the front jacket does not agree with the text of the book, as it appears on p. 146 and leads to speculation that some subsequent issues of the book were issued without dust jackets. With the John C. Eckel bookplate. Near fine; very tiny nicks or short tears to a lovely dust jacket. Enclosed in a nice leather and cloth slipcase with gilt lettering on the spine. A great association copy in wonderful condition! $4000.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Shokunin ezukushi = [An Album Illustrating Tradesmen]

      Fuzoku Emak Zuga Konkokai. Very Good. 1917. B008QG6H2K Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 31 cm, 320 pages, color and black & white illustrations  . B008QG6H2K .

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        A Book of Poems / Al Que Quiere!

      Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1917. First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. Original pictorial boards (with author's name misspelled "Willams" on spine). Small chip from head, joints starting, stain on lower corner of front cover. A worn copy of this fragile book, with a wonderful provenance, however. Elliot Carter's Copy SIGNED by the American composer ELLIOT CARTER on the flyleaf. A remarkable association copy, linking the names of two great American artists. Wallace A3

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        Stuttgarter Bühnenkunst: Inszenierungen der Königlich Württembergischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts und von Schilling's Mona Lisa [SIGNED]

      Wilhelm Meyer-Ilschen, Stuttgart 1917 - 1/20. 4to. Original vellum, gold-stamped with stunning floral designs on cover and spine, resting in matching sturdy gold-stamped vellum clamshell box. Binding protected by modern mylar. All gilt edges. Ribbon marker. Decorative front- and rear endpaper in vibrant colors. Numbered limitations page illustrated on verso with a reproduction of a b/w drawing. Frontispiece etching signed in pencil by Bernhard Pankok, dated 1916. Title-page printed in red and black with vignette. "Dieses Werk wurde in 300 numerierten Exemplaren hergestellt. Für die Nummern 1-20 wurden von der Radierung 20 Vorzugsdrucke abgezogen, die Bernhard Pankok handschriftlich signierte." Handsome copy of this elaborate publication looking at productions by the Königlich Württembergischen Hofoper(theater) in Stuttgart of operas by Mozart and Max Schilling's Mona Lisa. The work focuses on the set design & scenery of these productions, recreated in color drawings by Pankok. Foreword "Das Bühnenbild" by Hans Hildebrandt. Illustrated with 7 plates in photogravure and 45 color reproductions of drawings of costumes and set designs. One drawing of Baron zu Putlitz, another of E. Gerhäuser. Baron zu Putlitz was the Intendant (director) of the Königliches Hoftheater (Royal Court Theatre). All plates, including frontispiece, protected by decorative tissue guards. Includes some in-text b/w drawings, plans & musical scores. Age wear, scuffing and staining on clamshell box. Front board slightly bowed. Minor scuffing and staining on boards. With extensive informative text in German. Clamshell box in overall good, book in near fine condition. 20 copies of a limited edition of 300 include an etching signed by the artist, this being one of them. Rare. Contents: Das Bühnenbild von Hans Hildebrandt / Inszenierungen der Königlich Württembergischen Hofoper von Werken Mozarts und von Schilling's Mona Lisa von Emil Gerhäuser / Einleitung: Aufgaben der musikalischen Inszenierung / Don Juan / Die Entführung aus dem Serail / Figaros Hochzeit / Cosi fan tutte / Die Zauberflöte / Mona Lisa / Schlusswort. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Framed Typed Letter Signed as President to the Secretary of Agriculture

      Washington, D.C., 1917. unbound. 1 page on White House letterhead, 8.75 x 7 inches, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1917. In this letter, Wilson seeks advice from Secretary of Agriculture David F. Houston, in large part: "I believe that you have studied the matter referred to by Mr. Kent in the enclosed letter more than I have, and I would very much like your advice as to whether you think his suggestion a good and safe one or not." One horizontal fold and faint uneven toning; very good(-) condition. Float-mounted beside a 7 x 4.75-inch bust portrait photo of Wilson, dressed in a suit and tie and gazing off to the side. Triple-matted in gray, lavender, and white and set in a black frame measuring 16.25 x 20.25 inches.

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        TSUKI NI HOERU. HOWLING AT THE MOON

      1917. Fine. ONCHI, Ko^shiro^ & TANAKA Kyo^kichi, artists and designers; HAGIWARA Sakutaro^, poet. TSUKI NI HOERU. [HOWLING AT THE MOON]. To^kyo^, Kanjo^shisha. Taisho^ 6 [1917]. Bound in paper-covered boards with a thick paper printed dustwrapper, 20.0 x 14.0 mm. The dustwrapper has a design by Tanaka and there are 11 internal plates, as well as three woodblock prints by Onchi. This poetry collection, self-published by Hagiwara (1886-1942) in 500 copies, is regarded as creating a revolution in Japanese poetry. The spirit inspiring the work, according to Hagiwara, was "psychic terror"and, as such, broke all the traditional bonds with traditional poetics. Nothing can be said that would over-emphasize the importance of Onchi and Tanaka to the development of printmaking and book design in an abstract and avant garde idiom in early 20th Century Japan. With their fellow student Fujimori Shizuo at the To^kyo^ School of Fine Arts, they created the wonderful art magazine TSUKUHAE in 1914. It ceased production in 1915 when Tanaka died of tuberculosis. His work, along with that of Onchi were combined in this volume. Thus the combination of the two, along with the work of Hagiwara make the first edition of HOWLING AT THE MOON one of the most important treasures of the early avant garde in Japan. The copy at hand suffers from cracking and edgewear of the dustwrapper, the cloth cover has a bit of starting to the hinges. I have examined images from three copies in collections besides this one and they all seem to suffer from the same weaknesses. Simply a very fragile book, privately printed in small numbers and very difficult to find.

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        With the Irish in Frongoch.

      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 Eamon 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 reabhloide, the "University of Revolution" or sometimes "Sinn Fein 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.

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        His Last Bow

      New York; George H. Doran. 1917, 1917. First US Edition, first issue. Publisher's orange cloth titled in black to spine and front board. Lightly sunned to spine, minor shelfwear, very good indeed. In a strong, complete if rather discoloured example of the scarce dustwrapper, edgewear and chipping to extremities with some small chips of loss not affecting text, a small closed tear to the base of the spine and a closed triangular tear to the upper edge of the somewhat grubby white rear panel. Internally clean, ink ownership and faint stamp to front flyleaf. Essentially a respectable copy of a Sherlock Holmes title scarce in any dustwrapper. Housed in a tailor made leather spined clamshell box.

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        SEIYO SOHKA ZUFU: Album of Western Flowers and Grasses.

      SPECTACULAR COLOR WOODBLOCK-PRINTED COLOR FLOWERS Kyoto 1917, - Unsodo. Green boards, accordion folding albums,front title slips, in worn original brown silk Chitsu caseno clips, books: brillantly clean, bright copies, no defects5 vol. set, complete, ca. 17.3 x 26 cm. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        His Last Bow Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray 1917,, 1917. First Edition. Contains Holmes last eight "Adventures". Preface by Dr. Watson reveals that the approach of the war with Germany caused Holmes to "lay his remarkable combination of intellectual and practical activity at the disposal of the Government." Octavo, 194 x 132mm, pps. (vii) + 305 + 6 adverts. Backstrip sunned, gilt dulled, a little browning to flyleaves, some acceptable wear. A very good copy, formerly the property of Rene de Chochor, director of the estate of A. Conan Doyle, whose main responsibility was to negotiate all the many contracts for cinema and ensure that copyrights were respected. There is a pencil note to this effect on the pastedown. Provenance; Ex-Christies 4074, lot 260 (part).

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        Dans les remous de la bataille. Charleroi et la Marne - Reims

      Original edition on the current paper. Rare autograph signed by the author to Madame Theo van Rysselberghe. Three small gaps filled in with a top and bottom of the back, foxing on the first dish. Librairie Chapelot Paris 1917 12x19cm broché

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        Am Bosporus - Deutsche Soldatenzeitung (Nr. 1 - 62 (?) (17. Dezember 1917 bis 19. Oktober 1918), ohne Heft 20 und 21).

      Konstantinopel, Militärmission, 1917/18.. Mit vielen Abbildungen auf 2 Tafeln und im Text, einzeln paginiert (bis Nr. 15 je 8 Seiten, danach je 4 Seiten), gebunden in 2 Leinenbänden der Zeit, 30,5 x 23,5 cm (Nr. 1 bis 15), 46,5 x 31,5 (Nr. 16 bis 60),. Der größere Band mit repariertem Rücken, innen papierbedingt gebräunt, einige Blatt mit Randläsuren. Seltenes Unterhaltungsblatt für die in Konstantinopel und in Kleinasien stationierten deutschen Soldaten mit Frontberichten, Anekdoten aus der türkischen Geschichte, Beschreibungen von Sehenswürdigkeiten und kulturellen Ereignissen

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        The Middle Years

      London, Collins. 1917, 1917. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's dark blue cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Light bumping and edgewear to extremities, tight and clean, gilt bright. Fore edge untrimmed. In grey paper dustwrapper, somewhat browned and soiled, onlay portrait of James to front board. Scarce in dustwrapper. A book of autobiography by Henry James covering the early years of the novelists' residence in Europe, and his meetings with writers such as George Eliot, Alfred Tennyson, and James Russell Lowell. Edel A79a

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        British Birds

      Longmans, Green, and Co., 1917., 1917. With 82 superb plates in colour, with tissue-guards, showing over 400 species. 4 volumes, large 4to.; bound in publisher's red cloth, with titles in gilt to faded spines, rubbed and a little worn to extremities, top edges gilt; light browning to text. A very good set.

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        [Original Scrapbook and Photograph Album an Army Air Corp Pilot]

      np [various], [ca. 1917-1935]. Very good +. Oblong folio album. String-bound alligator pattern embossed leather covers. 42 leaves with 119 black and white photographs and dozens of documents and other scrap elements mounted both recto and verso. Additional supporting materials laid-in. Leather rubbed with some minor starting at hinges. Contents well preserved. Generally very good or better. A handsome album compiled by Colonel Robert Theodore Cronau (1896-1996) during his career in the Army Air Corps. Cronau was commissioned with a Class A designation in May of 1917 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the most skilled pilots in the newly established Army Air Service. Internal clippings capture thrilling aerial exploits from his earliest service days. The headline of a 1917 article from Americus, GA about a flying demonstration involving Cronau reads: "Daring Aviators Thrill Throng." A Tampa Morning Tribune piece called his work in the National Air Tournament of 1921, "...one of the most remarkable pieces of work in army air service records." As a First Lieutenant he completed Air Service Photographic School in 1922, joining the 22nd Photo Section, capturing early aerial photographs and developing an aptitude with a camera clearly on display here. Cronau would serve as a Director of Air Corps Flying Training trough the 1930's, stationed at Kelly Field, TX and Langley Field, VA, and as Commanding Officer of the XXVI Fighter Command in the Canal Zone into the 1940s and the war. A stunning, rich document covering the dawn of U.S. military air service into the WWII era, replete with compelling aviation photographs and early Air Service and Air Corps ephemera.

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        The Bolted Door

      George Newnes, 1917. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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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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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées

      Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, 1917. - One of 1000 Numbered Copies on Papier Vélin, Signed by the Artist/AuthorWith Designs Not Found in the First English EditionIn A Spectacular Pictorial Binding ca. 1920 by Riviére & SonRIVIÉRE & SON, binders. DULAC, Edmund, author and illustrator. Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées, recueillis et illustrés par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, (1917). First edition in French, one of 1000 numbered copies, printed on Papier vélin, signed by Dulac, this being copy no. 999. Quarto (11 9/16 x 8 3/4 inches; 293 x 222 mm.). [iv], 149, [3] pp. Fifteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards, and ten decorated initials, ten tailpieces, and decorative bands to text designed by Dulac. Bound by [Riviére & Son] ca. 1920 [stamp signed "Bumpus.Ltd.Oxford St. W." on lower front turn-in. Full burgundy crushed levant morocco, covers with triple gilt-ruled borders, spine with five gilt-ruled raised bands, triple gilt-ruled in compartments, and lettered in gilt, double-rule gilt board edges, wide, elaborate decorative gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With the armorial book-plate of the renowned collector C.F.J. Beausire on the front paste-down. Spine extremities and corners expertly and almost invisibly restored. A magnificent example of Riviére & Son at their very best.Front cover with a decorative blind-stamped border with corner fleurons, surrounding a triple gilt-rule, in turn enclosing a central panel (7 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 195 x 117 mm.) This spectacular cover featuring a highly intricate inlaid and onlaid design in multi-color textured morocco's with gilt highlights, based on the color plate opposite p. 56 Grannmia vit son étrange amoureux; elle fut surprise, mais resta cependant calme et courageuse. from the story Le Prince Servant. [When Grannmia saw her strange lover, she alone remained calm and courageous - from the story The Serpent Prince]. First edition in French of Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations (1916), with the same number of color plates as the first English edition but with the addition of initials, tailpieces, and decorative bands by Dulac exclusive to this issue."Dulac's Fairy Book was the Christmas book for 1916 featured by Hodder and Stoughton in The Bookman."The tales of this book, both written and illustrated by Dulac, were drawn from the folklore of Russia, England, Flanders, Belgium, Italy, France, Ireland, Serbia, and Japan. Dulac was able to employ the full scope of his versatility in creating a national mood in each illustration. During this period of his work, Dulac had immersed himself in the artistic traditions of folklore.". His new perceptions resulted in a completely fresh, simpler style for the pictures of this book - a style he continued to develop and make his own for the rest of his career.". For the French issue of Dulac's Fairy Book, Dulac himself wrote the French text" (Hughey).Hughey, 47L

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        His Last Bow. A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes

      London, George Bell. 1917, 1917. Short mysteries. First Colonial Edition. 8vo. Publisher's light red cloth titled and decorated in gilt and blind to spine and front board. Lightly rubbed and bumped to extremities, strong and bright. In a clean, sharp dustwrapper depicting the man himself (clutching a chicken, but a chap's private life is his own, what?), lightly sunned to front panel, with some edgewear, marginal chipping and two small pieces of loss to the spine ends, compensated for by the fact that it is fabulously scarce in any form of wrapper let alone one strong and bright enough to rush out and do battle with the enemies of the Empire in its own right. Internally clean with some light occasional spotting. Neat ownership to front flyleaf. A most impressive copy of a scarce item. 'His Last Bow' marked the end of Holmes' career, though not the end of his adventures... The title story covers the great detective's war service, and 'The Bruce-Partington Plans' finds Doyle moving into the espionage genre. Green & Gibson [A40]. HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV.

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        Die Verwandlung. Das Urteil., Bücherei "Der jüngste Tag" Band 22/23 und Band 34

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917 / 1916. - 74 (3) Seiten; 28 (2) Seiten Originalumschläge mit Deckelschild, die Rücken neu gebunden. Die Bände stammen aus der Sammlung Jansen-Heisler und sind in einwandfreier Erhaltung. Der Vortitel ist jeweils mit "Sammlung Jansen-Heisler" blindgeprägt. Die beiden Bände sind in einer eigens angefertigten Kasette untergebracht. Band "Die Verwandlung" gegenüber der Erstausgabe mit einigen geringen Varianten und Setzfehlern. Franz Kafka (* 3. Juli 1883 in Prag + 3. Juni 1924 in Kierling/Österreich) war ein deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller, der aus einer bürgerlichen jüdischen Kaufmannsfamilie stammte. Sein Hauptwerk bilden neben drei Romanen bzw. Romanfragmenten (Der Process, Das Schloss und Der Verschollene) zahlreiche Erzählungen. Kafkas Werke wurden zum größeren Teil erst nach seinem Tod und gegen seinen erklärten Willen von Max Brod veröffentlicht, einem engen Freund und Schriftstellerkollegen. Seither zählen sie zum unbestrittenen Kanon der Weltliteratur mit vielfältigen, anhaltenden Wirkungen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, Originalbroschur in eigens dafür entworfener Kasette [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Original Scrapbook and Photograph Album an Army Air Corp Pilot]

      np [various], [ca. 1917-1935]. Very good +. Oblong folio album. String-bound alligator pattern embossed leather covers. 42 leaves with 119 black and white photographs and dozens of documents and other scrap elements mounted both recto and verso. Additional supporting materials laid-in. Leather rubbed with some minor starting at hinges. Contents well preserved. Generally very good or better. A handsome album compiled by Colonel Robert Theodore Cronau (1896-1996) during his career in the Army Air Corps. Cronau was commissioned with a Class A designation in May of 1917 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the most skilled pilots in the newly established Army Air Service. Internal clippings capture thrilling aerial exploits from his earliest service days. The headline of a 1917 article from Americus, GA about a flying demonstration involving Cronau reads: "Daring Aviators Thrill Throng." A Tampa Morning Tribune piece called his work in the National Air Tournament of 1921, "...one of the most remarkable pieces of work in army air service records." As a First Lieutenant he completed Air Service Photographic School in 1922, joining the 22nd Photo Section, capturing early aerial photographs and developing an aptitude with a camera clearly on display here. Cronau would serve as a Director of Air Corps Flying Training trough the 1930's, stationed at Kelly Field, TX and Langley Field, VA, and as Commanding Officer of the XXVI Fighter Command in the Canal Zone into the 1940s and the war. A stunning, rich document covering the dawn of U.S. military air service into the WWII era, replete with compelling aviation photographs and early Air Service and Air Corps ephemera.

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        His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

      London; John Murray, 1917., 1917. FIRST EDITION. 8vo; pp. 305 + 6 ads. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Light handling, cloth sunned at spine, otherwise sharp and clean. Foxing to prelims, neat ink ownership to front pastedown. Shows well. A very good, extremely attractive copy housed in a tailor made morocco spined, felt lined clamshell case. His Last Bow marked the end of Holmes' career, though not the end of his adventures... Green & Gibson [A40a]

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        Le Guerrier Appliqué

      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. 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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        Erze im Feuer (Gedichte) 1. Ausgabe

      Leipzig, Theodor Gerstenberg, (1917).. 75 S. 8° Orig.pappband, mit Orig.Umschlag (dieser hinten oben und am Rücken kl. Einrisse), Name in Blei am Titel, mit einer Widmung für Elisabeth Polhaus von Willy Capellen an den verstorbenen Jugendfreund (damit ist wohl Bruno Quandt gemeint). Bruno Quandt (Geboren am 19.01.1894 in Berlin, gefallen am 21.03.1917 beim Patrouillengang in Postary, Russland). Diente als Leutnant des I.R. 17, 4. Westf. Armee. Hatte Lyrik veröffentlicht in der von Paul Zech herausgegebenen Anthologie: Fanale. Gedichte der rheinischen Lyriker Richard Maximilian Cahen, Johannes Theodor Kuhlemann, Paul Mayer, Bruno Quandt, Robert R. Schmidt, Paul Zech. Heidelberg, Saturn-Verlag Hermann Meister, 1913. Veröffentlichte neben dem hier vorliegenden sehr seltenen Erstlingswerk (Nur in 3 amerikanischen Bibliotheken je 1 Ex. nachweisbar und in der Nationalbibliothek in Leipzig ein Ex.) nur noch den Band "Ohne Narkose - ein Martyrium in Gedichten" im Kugel Verlag 1914 ------- Das Erscheinungsjahr mit 1917 von mir angegeben stammt nachweislich aus den Neuen Jüdischen Monatsheften v. 1916-1917 --------- Ein Gedicht aus der Sammlung: "Aber Du, der um ein Weib mir Brüllend in die Schulter stach, Nachts in Genua, ich schreib Dir Dießen Gruß, folg ich dir nach? Spittel, Grab und Gummizelle! Alles lockt und drohnt: Ich bebe. Bar-Tanz, Weltfahrt und Quelle! Alles droht und lockt: Ich lebe! ----------- Der Verlag Theodor Gerstenberg veröffentlichte außer Franz Jung (Trottelbuch) keine Autoren des Frühexpressionismus, Bruno Quandt würde ich aber ohne Zweifel dazurechnen.

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        DIETARY MANUSCRIPT ORIGINAL OF GEORGE VAN PANHUYS, FAMILY PANHUYS 1917

      Frankfurt. 1917. Piel con cierres. 24X16. Dietario Original de George Van Panhuys y familia con fotografias de la época, cartas y musica. Muy curioso y raro. Ref 20 Biblioteca A.

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        I Want You for the Navy. Promotion for Any One Enlisting. Apply Any Recruiting Station of Postmaster

      U.S. Navy.. 1917.. Color lithographic poster, 41 x 27 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Poster was torn vertically into two pieces, this now scarcely noticeable; small holes in each corner, some light wear and creasing, all now minimised by linen backing, faint dampstain to upper left corner and upper right edge; good, bright condition. The iconic image by Howard Chandler Christy of a woman in uniform and a "come hither" look. 'Forbes Boston" printed at lower right corner. .

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        Der geheime Brief. Drei Frauen, zwei sitzend und eine stehend.

      - Radierung mit Plattenton, 1917, auf Kupferdruckpapier. 31,4:26,7 cm. Vermutlich Probedruck, im ganzen nicht ganz frisch. Sehr selten. Dabei: Lichtdruck im Gegensinn, aquarelliert, Probedruck für eine Veröffentlichung, vielleicht in einer Modezeitschrift. Im Unterrand bezeichnet: „Die Contur ist durchgehend zu scharf reproduziert. (2 Bll.). An der Münchner Kunstakademie ausgebildet, experimentierte Orlik mit graphischen Techniken, insbesondere mit dem Holzschnitt. 1904 ging er nach Wien und wurde Professor und Leiter der Graphikklasse an der Kunstgewerbeschule, später lehrte er in Berlin.

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        Parade. Ballet rŽaliste. Thme de Jean Cocteau. Rideau, DŽcors et Costumes de Pablo Picasso. ChorŽographie de LŽonide Massine. RŽduction pour piano ˆ quatre mains.

      Paris, Rouart, Lerolle & Cie 1917. - 4¡. Titelblatt, 1 Bl. Text und 21 S. Noten. Lose in Orig.-Umschlag mit Deckeltitel (Gebrauchsspuren, mit kleinem Randeinriss). Seltene erste Ausgabe dieses SchlŸsselwerks des multimedialen (Tanz-)Theaters. In einer bis dahin nicht gekannten Form der Kooperation verwirklichten herausragende Persšnlichkeiten der Pariser und der internationalen Avantgarden 1917 ihre individuellen Inspirationen und Ideen in diesem kollektiv entstandenen BŸhnenspektakel. - Titelblatt mit Stempel, RŠnder gebrŠunt. Lang fr

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA COMPUESTA, ENMENDADA Y AÑADIDA POR EL PADRE JUAN DE MARIANA, DE LA COMPAÑÍA DE JESÚS. Ilustrada con notas históricas y críticas, y nuevas tablas cronológicas desde los tiempos mas antiguos hasta la muerte del Sr. Rey D. Carlos III por el Doctor don José Sabau y Blanco, canónigo de San Isidro.

      En la Imprenta de D. Leonardo Núñez de Vargas, 1917-1822., Madrid, - 20 tomos de 22 x 15 cm. Tomo 1: CCLXVI-146 páginas, ilustrado con un retrato del autor en el frontispicio. Tomo 2: LXIV-358 páginas. Tomo 3: XL-388 páginas. Tomo 4: LXXXVI-378 páginas. Tomo 5: C-287 páginas. Tomo 6: LXXXII-322 páginas. Tomo 7: XCVI-310 páginas. Tomo 8: LXXIV-314 páginas. Tomo 9: XC-310 páginas. Tomo 10: XCII-312 páginas. Tomo 11: XVIII-396 páginas. Tomo 12: XL-400 páginas. Tomo 13: CXL-239 páginas. Tomo 14: CCXII-230 páginas. Tomo 15: CLXXXVIII-256 páginas. Tomo 16: CLXVI-134-78 páginas. Tomo 17: XVI-CCCLXII páginas. Tomo 18: VIII-419 páginas. Tomo 19: XVI-424 páginas. Tomo 20: XVI-437 Páginas. Papel verjurado con cortes estampados en aguas. Encuadernación en cartoné con el lomo en piel. Guardas con papel de aguas. Encuadernaciones algo deslucidas, el interior en muy buen estado. P-00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE, OTHER VERSES AND A PLAY IN VERSE

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1917.. Linen-backed boards, paper spine label. Woodcut pressmark ("Charging Unicorn") by Robert Gregory in red. Usual modest sunning at edges of boards and endleaves, label just a bit darkened, with a trace of loss to blank area along one edge, otherwise near fine and unopened. First edition. One of four hundred copies. An important transitional collection, including the title poem, the sequence "Upon a Dying Lady," the controversial "On Being Asked for a War Poem," and "Lines Written in Dejection." WADE 118. MILLER 26. MODERN MOVEMENT 41 (ref).

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        Meditations from the Note Book of Mary Carey

      Westminster: Printed and sold by Francis Meynell, 1917.. First edition, one of 32 copies. xii, 53, (1) pp. Original thin card boards with japon paper covers, brief title printed to the upper cover with a red border, pencilled ownership inscription of Grazia Meynell, Francis' sister-in-law, to the first free endpaper. Spine browned, some general soiling to the covers, else very good. Although billed as being printed in an edition of 32 copies, of which 30 were going to be for sale, Francis Meynell was unsatisfied with his rendering of the work and destroyed all but a handful of copies. As such, the only copies traced are in Cambridge, who house the Francis Meynell collection, the London School of Economics and Oxford. Meynell republished the work a year later in an edition of 100 copies.

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        His Last Bow

      New York; George H. Doran. 1917, 1917. First US Edition, first issue. Publisher's orange cloth titled in black to spine and front board. Lightly sunned to spine, minor shelfwear, very good indeed. In a strong, complete if rather discoloured example of the scarce dustwrapper, edgewear and chipping to extremities with some small chips of loss not affecting text, a small closed tear to the base of the spine and a closed triangular tear to the upper edge of the somewhat grubby white rear panel. Internally clean, ink ownership and faint stamp to front flyleaf. Essentially a respectable copy of a Sherlock Holmes title scarce in any dustwrapper. Housed in a tailor made leather spined clamshell box.

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        Historically Important Archive, Compiled by E. Rich and Containing Confidential Printed Reports, Eighteen 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; the title on the front board reads:] Report and Estimates of Cost of Motor Roads in South East Persia between Bandar Abbas and Kerman by Major Rich, R.E., 1917. General Staff, India. Vol. I.

      1917 - Simla-Delhi, 1917-1918. Folio. 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. Several leaves slightly age toned, but overall a very good custom made copy. Special custom bound collection of original reports and documents on the survey of the potential motor road construction between Bandar Abbas and Kerman in Southern Persia, carried out by E.T. Rich on the special orders of the Chief of General Staff in India. As a part of military operations of the WW1 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 in December 1916-June 1917, and a year later Rich was promoted a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) for his work. Nevertheless, the road hasn't been 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. The volume consists of three main 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 two photo views, and thirteen 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. Vol. I. Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1918. [2], iv, 38 pp. With 12 leaves of plates (including one proof plate), and eight maps and plans (three folding). Occasional red ink notes by Rich in text and on the maps/plans; both original publisher's wrappers bound in. 3) 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. Vol. II. Delhi: Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1918. Pp. 39-54. With three folding maps. Occasional red ink notes by Rich in text and on the maps/plans; both original publisher's wrappers bound in. The collection is 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, 2nd December 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 10th and 25th of December 1916, housed in the original envelope with a postal stamp of "Bandar Abbas," and contain some interesting notes about Rich's work and his observations on the native life. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An illustrated and descriptive catalogue ? Volume Three

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1917. No. 61 of 275 copies. With descriptions and reproductions of 102 plates by Benson, plus an original etched frontispiece, "Pair of Ducks", signed by the artist in pencil. 1 vols. 4to. Original gray paper covered boards, beige linen spine with printed label. A few spots on first and last two leaves of text, else fine. The first volume of the finely produced survey of the great etcher's work, dealing primarily with wildfowl.

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        The Greenleaf Portfolio

      Flansham: The Greenleaf Press, 1917. (9)ff. Small quarto. A portfolio of eight wood engravings in black and white, with the title page printed in copper ink. The publication and illustrations were done by Stuart, Robin, and John Guthrie, the sons of James Guthrie of the Pear Tree Press. The Greenleaf Press was established in 1915 by Guthrie for his sons while they were still children. Although it is an amateur publication, it is evidence that the passion for the art of printing was shared by the whole Guthrie family. In blue wrappers with printed paper label on upper cover; one engraving is tipped in, and the last two are out of order. This extremely rare item is in near fine condition, with wrappers sunned, label foxed, and one corner bumped. This is the sole published issue of The Portfolio, and only one other copy is known.

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        Galerie Flechtheim Moderne Gemälde. Ausstellung vom 1. bis 4. Juni 1917 Versteigerung am 5. Juni 1917. Auktionskatalog [ohne den noch erschienenen Nachtrag zum Katalog].

      Berlin, 1917,. 26 x 20 cm, (114) Seiten, mit 86 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, braune Original-Broschur (mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren) und Titel-Goldprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel, aussergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar.. ars libri, cat. 148, 53. - Bolliger 1, 331; 6, 510.1. - "Im Oktober 1913 eröffnete Alfred Flechtheim in Düsseldorf eine Kunstgalerie. Das Vorwort zu dem Katalog, der damals ein außerordentliches Aufsehen erregte, begann mit den Worten: "Endlich bin ich in der Lage, mir einen lang gehegten Wunsch zu erfüllen: mich nunmehr ausschließlcih mit Dingen der Kunst zu beschäftigen, dazu soll mir meine Kunsthandlung dienen." Dem in der Mitte seines Lebens stehenden Kaufmann, der vorher schon jahrelang als sehr temperamentvoller Käufer in der Kunstwelt auffiel, war das Glück nicht hold. Kaum daß er dem verhaßt Kontor entflohen ist und das Ziel seiner Wünsche erreicht hat, bricht der Krieg aus. Er wie sein Mitarbeiter verlassen, dem Rufe des Vaterlandes gehorchend, in den ersten Tagen des August ihre Galerie. Der Mitarbeiter fällt, und Flechtheim, seit August 1914 im Felde stehend, muß endlich einsehen, daß es nicht möglich ist, ein so neues Unternehmen durch einen Fremden zu halten. So ist er gezwungen, seine Galerie aufzugeben und die Bestände seines Hauses versteigern zu lassen." Zitat aus der Vorrede von P. C. [Paul Cassirer]. Der Katalog enthält Arbeiten von Achenbach, Bendemann, Boudry, Darnaut, Deger, Deiker, Deusser, Fagerlin, Gude, Hasenclever, Herzog, Hildebrandt, Hilgers, Hoff, Hornemann, Kampf, Knaus, Krafft, Lessing, Te Peerdt (66 Katalog-Positionen), Schadow, Schennis, Scheurenberg, Scheurer, Schirmer, Schmurr, Schreuer, Schuck, Schulze-Sölde, Seibels, Sohn, Süss, unbekannt, Vautier, Veit, Volkhart, Wille, Zimmermann, und die Neue Kunst vertreten Amiet, Bonnard, Braque, Courbet, Darel, Daumier, Denis, Derain, Diaz, Dufy, Erbslöh, de Fiori, Gauguin, Genin, van Gogh, Grossmann, Grünwald Isak, Grünwald Sigrid, Guys, Heichert, Hodler, Jawlenski (Jawlensky), Isabey, Israels, Kandinski (Kandinsky), Laurencin, Leger, Leistokw, Levy, Liebermann, Luce, Marc, von Marees, May, Minne, Munch, Nauen, von Perfall, Picasso, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Reyländer, Rodin, Rohlfs, Schiele, Signac Paul, Signac, Raoul, Stein, Toulouse Lautrec, Ury, de Vlaminck, Vuillard, von Wätjen, de Werefkin. "Flechtheim war entsetzt, daß der >Zouave< van Goghs verkauft war; es war sein Lieblingsbild, und sein Freund und Kollege Paul Cassirer mußte es unter allen Umständen wieder zurückkaufen. Hier einige Ergebnisse dieser Auktion (Kriegsmark): Bonnard 4800; Braque 300; Derain 1712; Gauguin 7800; Leger 800; Franz Marc 3400; Munch 12500; Picasso Frauenkopf 3200 (...)" zitiert nach Vömel, Imprimatur NF V, 1967 Seite 92. - "(...) Für 810,- M ging Erbslöh (Der violette Schleier) an Dr. Walter Rathenau. Christiana Nr. 139 van Gogh (Boote in St. Marie) für 8050,- M an Berhard Koehler. Nr. 140 van Gogh (Der Zouave) für 19000,-. M an Sally Falk, Nr. 150 Kandinsky für 300,- M an Sally Falk u. s. w. (zitiert nach Flechtheim-Katalog Düsseldorf, 1987, siehe Seite 162).

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        Beautiful Homes of Cleveland [Ohio]: Euclid Avenue, Wade Park, Bratenahl, Cleveland Heights, the West Side and the Suburbs.

      The Cleveland Topics Company, Cleveland 1917 - Full brown suede; bright gilt-stamped title; 131 pp., c. 200 black and white photographs of the prominent homes of Cleveland and (primarily) her wealthy suburbs. An exceptional copy in its original suede binding. Includes a separate alphabetized listing of the homes, clubs and institutions covered. ; Photographs; Quarto; 131 pages; Additional images and further information provided upon request. [Attributes: First Edition]

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