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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. Signed Limited Edition

      London Constable & Co. Ltd 1917. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Inner hinges cracked. Teg - remaining edges uncut Limited Edition [471/525] Light grey cloth with gilt lettering. Inset gilt motif on cream plate to front cover 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xi, 251pp. 13 mounted colour plates and 43 b/w illustrations in the text. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the Limitation page.

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        [College Yearbook]: The Princeton Bric-A-Brac 1919 Volume XLIII

      (Philadelphia: Press of E.A. Wright Company). 1917. First. First and only edition. Oblong small quarto. Pebble-grain leather or leatherette, beveled edge boards. Bookplate of freshman David Luke Hopkins, virtually no rubbing to the boards and only slight foxing to the page edges, a near fine copy of a bulky volume. Fitzgerald was in the senior class and sits front, dead center in the class photo. He is also pictured in the Triangle Club, (as well as credited with the lyrics for the club's musical, Safety First) and pictured as a member of the Board of the Princeton Tiger. He is also listed as a member of the Cottage and Frenau clubs. .

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        Géographie Ancienne et Moderne de la Chine

      Full black cloth. Spring & Autumn Period map as frontis and large (38 x 42.3 in; 965 x1075mm) colored folding map to rear pocket (see image). Advertisement calls for three maps to accompany text, though (if so) few have survived. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [ii],425 pages

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        Album with 99 Original Snapshots, Titled on Front Pastedown:] Two Months Wanderings in Kashmir, Jhelum Valley, Srinagar & the Himalayas, and Murree to Rawalpindi and N.W. Frontier. (September-November 1917).

      1917. Octavo (ca. 22,5x17 cm). 24 card leaves. With 99 gelatin silver prints, the majority ca. 6x10,5 cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/8 in); with 11 images ca. 5,5x8,5 cm (2 ¼ x 3 ¼ in) or slightly smaller. All photos captioned in white pencil on the mounts. Original green cloth "Newlyn" album, slightly rubbed on the extremities. About 40 images faded, one photo with creases and tears, but overall a very good album. Interesting collection of original snapshots documenting a travel of a group of British officers and officials around Kashmir and the Northwestern Frontier during the last stage of the WW1. The first part of the travel started at the Bhurban camp (Punjab, modern Pakistan), from where the party drove up the Jhelum Valley road to Srinagar; among the snapshots are views of villages and locals in Kohala, Chinar, and Rampur. A series of Srinagar views numbers over twenty images, showing Amira Kadal Bridge in its initial wooden state (in was reconstructed in concrete in 1982), the Bund and the post office, Srinagar museum and banqueting hall, Maharaja's Palace, 3rd Bridge and Hari Parbat fort, Hari Singh's Palace, local dwellings named "the Shanks" et al; several views depict the Dal Lake and famous Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Bagh gardens nearby. There are also vivid portraits of Kargil peasants and local children named "mudlarks." The second leg of the travel was a hike to the Harmukh Mountain in northwestern Himalayas. Over 30 images illustrate the undertaking, with stunning views of the Tsurlat Pass, mountain ranges nearby, the Harmukh Mountain with its glaciers, Wangat Nala and ruins of a Hindu temple; portraits of coolies and the British travellers crossing streams, resting in camp and taking notes. The photos taken on the way back include views of Ganderbal and the Sind River, Lake Manesbal, Chinar Bagh, Takht-i-Suleiman Mountain, a bank of Jhelum showing old Kashmir road, portraits of Pathan peasants (Pashtuns), a marauder in the Bhurban camp, a caravan of "Barbary camels on a long journey" and others. Overall a very interesting collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Bilderhandschrift des hamburgischen Stadtrechts von 1497 im hamburgischen Stadtarchiv. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde zu Hamburg. Mit einer Einleitung von Heinrich Reincke.

      Hamburg, Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft, 1917.. VIII, 216, 50 SS. Mit 25 Kunstdrucktafeln, davon 19 farbig. Folio. Handgeb. OPgmt.Bd. mit Deckelbeschriftung und Wappenillustration sowie Kopfgoldschnitt.. Möller-Tecke 1459. - Eins von 260 num. Exemplaren. - Als Beiheft eingebunden das "Wörterverzeichnis" zu dem hamburgischen Stadtrecht von 1497, von C. Borchling. - Rechte obere Kante etwas bestoßen, ansonsten ordentliches Exemplar.

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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales. Signed Limited Edition

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Inner hinges cracked. Teg - remaining edges uncut. 1917. Limited Edition [471/525]. Light grey cloth with gilt lettering. Inset gilt motif on cream plate to front cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xi, 251pp. 13 mounted colour plates and 43 b/w illustrations in the text. Signed by Arthur Rackham on the Limitation page. .

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        Photo Album - Kut - Iraq - India

      Iraq & India, 1917. Basra and Kut-Al-Amara in Iraq, Bombay in India, 1916-1917. Album of photographs relating in part to the definitive Second Battle of Kut, a soldier who served the British Army in the Middle East Theatre of the First World War, and previously in Bombay. Contains 108 photographs, mostly gelatin silver prints, some black and white, mounted recto and verso onto cardstock leaves, many captioned in manuscript. [An additional 58 post-war family photographs taken after returning to England are found at the end of the volume]. Oblong 8vo. album measuring approximately 30 x 18 cm, black cloth boards string-tied within. Ownership signature to front pastedown is faint but dated 1917. Photographs vary in size, most measuring approximately 6 x 4 cm, the largest measuring 10 x 6 cm. Occasional images and captions fading, otherwise in Very Good Condition, numerous striking images from an important campaign in the Middle East. Images suggest that the soldier was with 1/9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, which sailed 30 October 1914 from Southampton for India, arrived in Bombay 2 December 1914, and was subsequently moved to Mesopotamia, arriving at Basra on 24 November 1917 to join the 53rd Brigade of the 18th Indian Division. It remained in that theatre until the end of the war. Approximately 75 photographs are from Iraq; approxmiately 33 are from India. General Maude's restored army persevering in unfavourable conditions to advance and re-capture Kut, a definitive and redeeming assault by the British, which facilitated the subsequent capture of Baghdad, is surely the highlight of these uncommon wartime snapshot photographs. [After the demoralizing defeat of the Siege of Kut Al Amara, a new commander was given charge. General Maude, re-organised and trained his mixed British and Indian forces, then launched a successful campaign on the night of 13/14 December 1916. Employing approximately 50,000 men organised in two corps on both banks of the River Tigris, a steady series of victories led to the capture of Baghdad on 11 March 1917. Progress had been slow however, on account of heavy rain and an overriding concern to minimise casualties, but when Bagdhad was captured, British administration began vital reconstruction of the war-torn country; Kut was slowly rebuilt.] The album begins in the Basra Governorate of southern Iraq with British soldiers in uniform standing admidst palm trees, a rudimentary Arab water well system, a hospital ship, and a view of the mouth of Shatt al-Arab River (also known as Arvand Rud) in the Arabian Gulf, which is formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris in the town of al-Qurnah. Several images pertain to Kut-Al-Amara (now named Wasit), and the arduous approach of General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude and his new army as they reconquered Kut on February 23, 1917. Images show the extreme discomfort and additional labour caused by heavy rains, such as setting up camps and trekking through the mud. A long curved trench void of soldiers is captioned "12 o'clock House No. 32" and the purpose-built field railway is shown with open cars conveyng soldiers while others guard the track. After having penetrated and controlled the town, fascinating cityscape photographs show, among other things, white army tents erected in and amongst the square stone buildings with thatched rooftops. Also important in terms of the Mesopotamian Campaign and piquing interest in Arab life, photographs are taken in Basra and the neighbouring Al-Ashar district. Along the banks of Ashar Creek, a major thoroughfare, are large mud dwellings and other structures, a refinery, cafés and the famous bazaar, and an entrance to an American hospital. Covered merchant boats and dhows (sailboats) are seen on the river, and at least one view shows Whitely Bridge, the chief bridge at Ashar, which had a portion that raised for passing boats. In the city of Basra, he photographs a procession of numerous Arab men, and "3.G.G.H. Basra" (No.3 British General Hospital Basra) which had 1040 beds. The bazaar on Ashar creek was a central location, for the townspeople, and also for the foreign armies; Turkish prisoners apprehended in 1917, for example, were taken along Ashar Creek and brought to shore there. [The Imperial War Museum holds similar photographs of the Ashar Creek bazaar from the same period]. Camp was also setup at Magil or Magill for a time, also in the region Al Basrah, where photographs show a row of tents in the desert landscape, a mounted regiment, and soldiers falling back. Previous to the Mesopotamia campaign, the soldier was in India. Photographs of Bombay capture indegenous people in various scenes of labour and leisure, an elephant transporting people, an outdoor bazaar, and the like. Historic buildings include a colonial hospital, the Lady Hardinge War Hospital, Victoria Station, and Bombay Station. Further inland to Nasik (Nashik), he takes some lovely photographs of a non-industrialized community. Bullocks treading corn, an ox-driven cart coming through the old town gate, a public bathing pool for men, an idol perched on a street corner, and a temple in the background behind a washing pool, are some of the scenes. In the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, the battalion evidentently stayed at the hill station town of Ooty (Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund) and Hill Camp at Wellington. British occupation of Mesopotamia (1914-1922) In 1914, the British invaded Iraq (then called Mesopotamia) to protect their oil interests and what began as a very limited military expedition resulted in a 44 year military/political involvement, during which they fought a 12 year insurgency. Their involvement suffered from intelligence failures, Sunni-Shia rivalry, a Kurdish independence movement, a weak central government, looting and crime, inadequate infrastructure, and so on. Known as the Mesopotamian Campaign, fighting commenced with the Battle of Basra in 1914 and continued for the duration of the war. The most notable action was the Siege of Kut, which resulted in the surrender of the British and British Indian Army garrison of the town in April 1916, after a siege of 147 days. Of 11,800 Allied soldiers who survived to be made prisoners; 4,250 died of disease or at the hands of their Ottoman guards during captivity. The Siege of Kut al-Amarah, or the First Battle of Kut, 7 December 1915 to 29 April 1916, was at the time described as "the greatest humiliation to have befallen the British army in its history". For the Turks and Germans however it was a significant morale booster, and undoubtedly weakened British influence in the Middle East. [Kut-Al-Amara (now named Wasit) is a city in eastern Iraq, on the left bank of the Tigris River, about 160 kilometres (99 miles) south east of Baghdad, and was the scene of a fierce battle during World War I.] The Second Battle of Kut was fought on 23 February 1917, between British and Ottoman forces at Kut, Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). The battle was part of the British advance to Baghdad, by a 50,000-man British force organised in two army corps, which began in December 1916 and led to the capture of Baghdad. Led by British General Frederick Stanley Maude, the forces recaptured the city of Kut al-Amarah. Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude KCB, CMG, DSO (1864 - 1917) was a British commander, famous for his efforts in Mesopotamia during World War I and for conquering Baghdad in 1917. In World War I, Maude first served in France. In August he was given charge of the 13th Division in Suvla. The 13th suffered heavy casualties retreating from Suvla and landing and later evacuating from Helles before being shifted to Mesopotamia in March 1916. He was the last man evacuated. Maude arrived at Mesopotamia to catch the end of the British failure at the Siege of Kut where he was promoted to Lieutenant-General, replacing General George Gorringe as commander of the newly dubbed Tigris Corps (III Indian Army Corps) in July 1916. Despite being instructed to do no more than hold the existing line, Maude set about to re-organising and re-supplying his mixed British and Indian forces. He was made commander of all Allied forces in Mesopotamia in late July 1916, replacing Sir Percy Lake. Given reinforcements and more equipment, Maude directed his force in a steady series of victories. Advancing up the Tigris and winning the battles of Mohammed Abdul Hassan, Hai and Dahra in January 1917, recapturing Kut in February 1917, he took Baghdad on 11 March 1917. A week later, on 19 March, General Maude issued the Proclamation of Baghdad, which stated, "Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators". Some 9,000 Ottoman troops were caught in the confusion and became prisoners of the British. From Baghdad, he launched the Samarrah Offensive and extended his operations to the Euphrates and Diyala rivers. In November his forces were engaged at Ramadi and Tikrit when he became ill from cholera and died. Mount Maude, a peak in the Cascade Range, was named for Frederick Maude. In 2003, the British military headquarters in Baghdad's Green Zone was named "Maude House". Maude is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. He is also noted on a memorial in Brompton Cemetery, London. Mesopotamia refers to the area of the Tigris-Euphrates river system, and corresponds to modern-day Iraq, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey, smaller parts of southwestern Iran and Kuwait. Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization in the West, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, all native to the territory of modern-day Iraq.. Very Good.

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      1917 - MORRIS, Robert O. THE BIRDS OF SPRINGFIELD AND VICINITY (AARON BAGG'S ANNOTATED MS.). [n.p., n.p., ca. 1917] Red paper covered boards, Cord- bound 4to., no spine, printed paper label affixed to front cover: "The Birds of Springfield and Vicinity by Robert O. Morris," with "1901" in pencil below. Covers worn, chipped at corners. Cords detached from rear board. 10 typed signed or manuscript letters from Morse are included, along with other letters from Edward Howe Forbush, A. K. Fisher, Allen Treadway, Winthrop Packard and H. C. Lodge, etc. Noted ornithologist Bagg has pasted the text of pp. 6 - 44 of Morris's book to blank notepaper, and has written his own birding notes on the facing page. Following this is Bagg's signed certificate from the American Ornithologist's Union, confirming his appointment to Associate (from the 34th meeting, Nov. 1916). The index from Morris's index to his book follows this, as before pasted to blank notepaper. Lastly, pasted to the rear endpapers is a newsclipping about bird migration. A fascinating collection of correspondence and notes.

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      1917 - 1920, [Paris]: 1917 - Illustrated. Approximately half of a series of short, ro- manticized French World War I novels un- der the editorship of FrŽdŽric Rouff, and heavily influenced by war-time propaganda. Each fascicle is devoted to a battle, event, or military unit during the Great War, written by a number of journalists and novelists, most heavily represented here by Georges-Gus- tave Toudouze, Maxime Vuillaume, Georges Spitzmuller, Leon Groc, and Henry Frichet. Notable accounts include LŽon Groc's La Reprise du Fort de Douaumont (no. 2); Miss Cavell: HŽro•ne et Martyre (no. 3); Georges-G. Toudouze's Combat Naval du Jutland (no. 12); Groc's Les Vitriers ˆ Bezonvaux (no. 14); his Les HŽros de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (no. 41); his Les Brancardiers du Bois le Prtre (no. 94); his La victoire de la Piave (no. 97); Henry de Chazel's Les Pontonniers sur la Marne (no. 101); Jean Petithu- guenin's Verdun (no. 104); Georges Spitzmuller's Soissons Reconquis (no. 106); Spitzmuller's Chateau-Thi- erry DŽlivrŽ (no. 114); Spitzmuller's La Victoire de Saint-Mihiel (no. 117); Joseph Mongis's Le 18 Juil- let 1918 (no. 130); and Spitzmuller's La Bataille pour Cambrai (no. 132). Approximately half of a series of short, ro- manticized French World War I novels un- der the editorship of FrŽdŽric Rouff, and heavily influenced by war-time propaganda. Each fascicle is devoted to a battle, event, or military unit during the Great War, written by a number of journalists and novelists, most heavily represented here by Georges-Gus- tave Toudouze, Maxime Vuillaume, Georges Spitzmuller, Leon Groc, and Henry Frichet. Minor wear. Text paper beginning to yellow, as usual. Some issues with ink annotations. Overall, Very Good. Color printed pictorial paper wrappers. Many with original wax paper protective wrapper. 8vo. 1st printing. 71 issues [of 154]. 24 or 32 pages each. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        An Annual of New Poetry: 1917

      London: Constable and Company Ltd,, [1917]. Octavo. Original grey boards, spine and front board lettered in red, edges uncut and unopened. With the dust jacket. A little minor foxing to boards and contents; an excellent copy in the slightly foxed jacket with toned spine. First edition of this important wartime poetry collection, including poems by Edward Thomas (writing for the first time here under his pseudonym Edward Eastaway), W. H. Davies, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Sturge Moore, and R. C. Trevelyan.

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        The Adventures of Chippybobbie and his Friend Mr Fieldmouse

      London - Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited 1917 - An early twentieth-century children's book, in its extremely scarce dustwrapper. Illustrated with many coloured plates, and illustrations in the text. Condition: In a cloth binding with paper-covered boards and original dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart, though with some bumping and a few marks. Dustwrapper is sound, though with some chipping, loss, and handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing. Overal: VERY GOOD in a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A szocialisták stockholmi nemzetközi konferenciájáról a Népszava kiküldött tudósitójának cikkei és táviratai alapján megbizható részletes tudósitásokat közöl. [NépszavaProvides Reliable and Detailed Reports From the International Socialist Congress in Stockholm.]

      Világosság rt (1917), Budapest - Lithograph poster, printed in red and black on yellow background. Mounted on canvas. Ca. 63 x 46 cm. Advertisement poster for "Népszava" (People's Voice) the official newspaper of the Hungarian Social Democratic Party. With Mihály Biró's (1886-1948) famous image of the "Red Man with Hammer". The International Socialist Congress in Stockholm (Stockholm Conference) also know as the "Third Zimmerwald Conference" was held in 1917 May-July. It was the final of the anti-war socialist conferences, an attempt by international socialism to end the First World War through negotiation. Lithograph poster, printed in red and black on yellow background

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      Paris/Mexico: Libreria De La Vda. De Ch. Bouret. Hardcover. 745 pages plus lix detailing names and ranks of those involved in numerous military campaigns. Warmly signed and inscribed to "mi buen amigo Sr. Colonel A.J. (name unclear - possibly Waenab) upon half-title. Obregon was a major figure in the Mexican Revolution and went on to be twice elected President of Mexico. He was assassinated in 1928, shortly after winning his second term. Text in Spanish. Black and white illustrations. Laid in news clipping shows Obregon seated beside his successor in office, General Plutarco Calles. Boards, endpapers and all edges marbled in green. Gilt lettering upon spine. Average wear. Narrow two-inch openings where top of each board meets backstrip. Narrow openings along each hinge. This copy was probaby rebound as evidenced by the three tiny holes in each page near spine. Modest evidence of label removal from base of spine suggests this may have been a library copy. No other markings. Additional details and photos available upon request. . Good. 1917. First Edition.

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      Nassau, Bahamas: Privately printed at the Guardian Press,, 1917. Tall octavo. Original brown wrappers printed in black. Wrappers rubbed, creased, and chipped, title page and margins of contents lightly toned. First edition, first impression of the author's first book. Very scarce.

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        Frauenfigur Original Zeichnung.

      Stuttgart, 1917.. 46 x 41 cm Rötelzeichnung. Schön gerahmt. Papier mit leichten Knickspuren. Signiert und datiert.. Manfred Pahl wurde 1900 in Ebingen / Albstadt geboren. Dieses Blatt gehört zu seinen seltenen Frühwerken. Bereits mit 15 Jahren wurde in Zeichenklasse Speyer der Kunstakademie Stuttgart aufgenommen, mit 17 hatte er eine herausragende Perfektion entwickelt. Er war Meisterschüler bei Adolf Hölzel und Arno Waldschmidt und Gründungsmitglied der Neuen Stuttgarter Sezession. 1930 zog er nach Berlin, dort lernte er auch Gottfried Benn kennen. 1938 wurde er mit aus politischen Gründen mit Berufsverbot belegt, von 1944-45 mußte er ins Konzentrationslager. 1975 wurde das Pahl Museum eröffnet. 1994 verstarb Pahl in Stuttgart. Hans Hildebrandt, die Stuttgarter kunstgechichtliche Eminenz, Freund von Schlemmer und Baumeister schreibt über ihn: "Am unmittelbarsten prägt Pahls künstlerisches Wollen sich in den graphischen Werken aus..

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        Ossian - Goethe. Die Gesänge an Selma. Charlottenburg (Berlin), Alfred Hoennicke 1917. Quer-4to. 20 S. Brauner Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel, punktierter Deckelvergoldung, Deckelfileten, Urnen u. Vollgoldschnitt. (Signiert Daphnis-Binderei O. Herfurth).

      . . 4. Daphnis-Druck in 80 numerierten Exemplaren auf Kaiserliches Japanpergament. Durchgehend in zwei Farben gedruckt. Sehr gut erhalten. - Rodenberg 322.

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      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

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        Wallpaper Sample Folio

      Germany 1917 - German wallpaper book featuring Art Nouveau or Jugendstil era wallpapers, with base papers presented in sets with suggested borders and/or complementary papers. No company name given. Date stamped on FEP. The thick folio is comprised with well over 100 sets of paper, or full panels, with sets including up to a half dozen other papers cut in small dimensions. These small swatches are every bit as interesting as the large samples, and the combinations implied should also have interest for what they have to say about decorative taste of the era. The patterns contained herein offer an intriguing mix of those that would widely be regarded as dated today and others that are very much akin to papers currently available. It is impossible to generalize about these papers which include stripes, florals, , geometrics, and combinations of these. Perhaps one point that can be distilled is that a certain formality tends to pervade the papers notwithstanding the languidity thought to characterize Art Nouveau, but this merely demonstrates that tastes did not move in lockstep with heralded fashionable movements when it came to domestic decoration. Over 13 inches tall and 9 inches across, the folio is in very good state of preservation. There are two papers which are torn with only small portions remaining by the spine, and it is possible other papers have vanished, although it should be apparent the total amount of loss can not much exceed that which has occurred since the binder is quite full. Soome light shelf wear and rubbing to the boards which are a patterned paper paste-down.

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        Two Stories

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, , 1917. Octavo. Original red and white cloth wrappers, front wrapper lettered in black. Housed in a red solander box. 4 woodcuts by Dora Carrington. Small bleed to front wrapper and some occasional minor foxing. An excellent copy. First edition, one of 150 copies. The first book published by the Woolfs, it was printed by hand and bound in paper bought as wanted at a local stationers resulting in at least three different types of paper: the red and white geometric limp linen (seen here), a rather unsuccessful plain yellow paper, and a blue Japanese tissue.

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        Der Weihnachtsabend. Illustriert von A. Rackham.

      Zürich, Rascher, 1917 - Gr.8°, 142 S., 12 farb. u. montierte Taf., Textabb., OLdr. m. Goldprägung, m. Lesebändchen, Rücken min. aufgehellt, Deckel etwas fleckig, ansonsten schönes Ex. EA. «Luxusausgabe»: Ex. Nr. 1 der 200 handgebundenen Exemplare in Ganzleder (bei einer Gesamtauflage von 500 Ex.). 1100 gr.

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        MARSYAS - EINE ZWEIMONATSSCHRIFT - zweites und drittes Heft Sept./Okt. u. Nov./Dez. 1917 - 2 Vol.

      Berlin: Verlag Heinrich Hochstim, 1917 - In Folio (300x400mm) - 96pp (85-181) u. 88 + VII pp (183- 271). Zweites Heft, Graphische Beiträge: Hans Meid, 6 Radierungen (1 signiert) zu der Komödie "Die Lästigen" von Hugo von Hofmannsthal . Georg Tappert , 4 Lithographien (1 Handkoloriert und signiert + 1 signiert) zu der Novelle "Posinsky" von Carl Sternheim. Edwin Schraff, 4 Radieurngen (1 signiert) "Die Sinflut". Max Pechstein, Ursteindruck zur "Chronik". Drittes Heft, Graphische Beiträge: Ines Wetzel, 3 Lithographien (1 signiert) zu "Biblische Gedichte" von Theodor Tagger. Adolf Schinnerer, 3 Radierungen (1 signiert) zu "Märchen" von Otto Stoessl. Rudolf Grossmann, 4 Radierungen (1 signiert) zur Novelle "Traum" von Kasimir Edschmid. Willi Geiger, 5 lithographische Blätter. W. Gramatté, Ursteindruck zur "Chronik". Diese Zeitschrift erscheint in einer numerierten Auflage von 235 Exemplaren. In Good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Stunning Signed Photograph, 8 x 10, matte finish, 1917

      Bara is shown full length, in a layered lace long gown, standing by an ornate fireplace with mirror, likely from "Camille." Photograph by Witzel with photographer's white stamp in lower right corner. She inscribes in French and signs with fountain pen, "Tres sincerement, Theda Bara 1917."

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        The Son of Tarzan

      A.C. McClurg, Chicago 1917 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with some wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Edgar Rice Burroughs First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Efficiency: A Play in One Act

      New York: George H. Doran. 1917. First. First edition, wrappered issue (issued simultaneously in both wrappers and boards). With an Appreciation by Theodore Roosevelt. Printed flexible card covers. A little soiled, else near fine. Signed on the front wrap by one of the co-author's "From R.H. Davis. 1918." Anti-war play that features a grievously wounded soldier who is rebuilt as a cyborg and returned to the battlefield. .

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

      (Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 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. .

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        Fifty Years and Other Poems

      Boston: Cornhill Company. (1917). First. First edition, limited issue. Quarter Japanese vellum and papercovered boards with printed paper labels. Introduction by Brander Matthews. Modest rubbing and a little wear on the spine label, very good or better, issued without dustwrapper. This is one of 110 numbered copies printed on Japanese vellum and Signed by the author. Author's second book, his first book of poetry and the first book issued under his own name. .

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        Anne';s House of Dreams

      Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1917. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. VERY EARLY SIGNED LMM BOOKS ARE SCARCE AND COLLECTABLEL.M. Montgomery Signed. First Edition. Anne's House of Dreams. 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches) (8),[1]-346pp. Lavender cloth with colour pastedown illustration on front cover. Tissue-guarded, colour frontispiece. Colour frontispiece by M. L. Kirk. Previous owners bookplate on inside endpaper where Montgomery has signed. Hinges weak. With some staining throughout, spine faded, corners worn and cover soiled. No dust jacket. Overall condition is fair. Printed on the original Stokes sheets. Anne's House of Dreams is L.M. Montgomery's ninth book, first published in August 1917 by McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart (Toronto) and the Frederick A. Stokes Company (New York). It is the fifth of eleven books to feature Montgomery's leading character, Anne Shirley Blythe.This is the first novel by L.M. Montgomery to be published by joint arrangement with McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart (now McClelland and Stewart) in Canada and the Frederick A. Stokes Company in the United States.

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        With the Grand Fleet. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.

      Country Life, 1917. - Large folio [32 x 24 inches]. Consisting of title sheet, contents sheet and six tinted lithographs numbered I - VI in a stiff paper portfolio as issued. The 6 lithographs are: I. H.M.S. "Lion" in Dry Dock. II. On Board a Battle-Cruiser (H.M.S. "Lion"). III. A Battleship at Night. IV. Inside the Turret. V. "Oiling": A Battleship Taking in Oil Fuel at Sea. VI. The Boiler Room of a Battleship. A little softening of the lower corners of the covers but an excellent copy. Bone was the first Official War Artist, being appointed in May 1916. His major contribution was the two volume collection' The Western Front' and 'With the Grand Fleet'. Less well-known were these very large lithographs, probably published in relatively small numbers and obviously intended for framing. The quality of the reproduction is superior to the book versions of his drawings and they rarely turn up for sale. It is believed that only two series were issued, this one and the companion 'Munition Drawings', also offered for sale.

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        L’Arco di Settimio Severo e la cupola di S. Luca (c. 1917).

      1917 - Unico stato: in basso a sinistra nell’inciso: "B. DISERTORI" con firma autografa a penna dell’artista. L’esecuzione di quest’opera, citata per la prima volta nell’ottobre del 1917 in un articolo di Pica (p. 174), è situabile in quello dello stesso anno. Per questa lastra Disertori aveva programmato una tiratura globale di 50 esemplari. Esistono inoltre almeno 6 esemplari non numerati. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Benvenuto Disertori" di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 25 p. 38. Esemplare n. 50/30. Formato: Acquaforte e bulino, mm. 294x235 (inc.), mm. 306x247 (las.). Buono.

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        One Young Man

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917. Square tight copy bound in red cloth boards with black lettering to slightly faded spine. 125 pages. Minor foxing to edges but text block is very clean. Binding is square and tight. Faint ring mark to front cover (see photo). Subtitled "The simple and true story of a clerk who enlisted in 1914, who fought on the Western Front for nearly two years, was severely wounded at the Battle of the Somme and is now on his way back to his desk" Taken from the foreword "It is no longer a secret that the real name of "Sydney Baxter" of this story is Reginald Davis and those of us who know him have watched every step of his progress from his first small job of the "pen and ledger" to the Secretaryship of a great Company" The inscription on the front endpaper reads as follows :- "To Tom Wheeler, with the 'One Young Man's" warmest thanks for his loyal service - Reginald Davis - 16-v-36" The book came from the personal collection of Tom Wheeler who was a Daily Mirror journalist in the 1930's. A very good copy of this now hard-to-find First Edition.. Signed by Subject. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good -/No Jacket. 8vo.

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        The Quest Of Mary Selwyn Sequel to Uncle Frank's Mary

      NY: Benziger Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1917. Hardcover. Second book in the Mary Selwyn series which became so popular that two other, smaller books were later written to explain what led Mary to where she began. "Uncle Frank's Mary" (the first book in the series) is also available. Light soil on boards, top edge "dusty". There is a very faint stain along top edge of a few pages in some signatures, but not all, leading me to believe the stain occurred prior to binding. However, there is a stain on rear board that permeates onto rear endpapers. Fade spots on spine. Nevertheless, a very good clean tight binding which matches binding of the first book in the series, "Uncle Frank's Mary". . Mary Selwyn Series; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 245 pages; 26788 .

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        Lord Byrons Liv og Digtning.

      . Kbhvn. [1917]. Med portraet. 111 s. Indbundet ubeskaret med de orig. omslag og guldtryk foroven i smukt privat halvlaeder med guldtryk pa ryggen. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. * Trykt hos Chr. Christensens Bogtrykkeri i 325 nummerede eksemplarer, dette er eksemplar nr. 167..

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        Preliminary Report of the Navy Yard Commission (Parts 1-4); Additional Navy Yard on the Pacific Coast (Part 5); Navy Yards, Submarine, and Aviation Bases on the Atlantic Coast South of Cape Hatteras and on the Gulf of Mexico (Four Volume Set)

      Washington: Government Printing Office. (1917-1918). First. First edition. House Document No. 1946 (64th Congress, 2d Session, 1916-1917). Parts 1-6 bound in 4 volumes. Thick octavos. Numerous folding maps (including many in color), charts, and photographs. Complete as issued in the original publisher's cloth. Moderate soiling to the boards and top edges, light stain to the top edge of some text pages and plates in two volumes, with a few leaves partially torn or stuck together at the top edge only, else overall a very good set. A very scarce complete set of the Commission reports, with the many large folding maps in very good condition. .

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        Hajdanába, régös-régön. [Long, Long Time Ago.]

      Táltos (Világosság), Budapest 1917 - With 16 full page illustrations. First edition. Title page in red and black. Initials printed in red. In original illustrated hard paper. Presentation copy. 12 p. and 16 plates. This work of Toroczkai-Wigand starts with a short poem, the national epic of the Székelys (Hungarian people in Transylvania), about Prince Csaba, the youngest son of Attila, the King of the Huns and his mother, Réka. The 16 illustrations are showing the buildings and the interiors related to the story, in the special Transylvanian Art Nouveau style. Ede Toroczkai-Wigand (1869-1945) was a Hungarian architect and designer of decorative art. The thoughts of John Ruskin and the Arts and Crafts Movement had a major influence on him. Toroczkai-Wigand had the idea that art, architecture, folk customs and language is a complex structure and this complexity and "holism" reflecting in the unique character of his works. Beside being a prolific architect and designer, who was awarded at many international exhibitions (Paris, 1900; Torino, 1902; St. Louis, 1904), Toroczkai-Wigand published bibliophilic books, partly on his art and partly about the art, architecture and the folk tales of the Székelys in Transylvania. In these publications he combined the content and the typography of the print into a special unity, in the manner of the unique Transylvanian Art Nouveau style. In original illustrated hard paper First edition. Title page in red and black. Initials printed in red [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die andere Seite.

      Mchn. u. Lpz., Georg Müller, [1917].. Ein phantastischer Roman. Goldgepr. OHlederbd. mit Buntpapierbezügen und Kopfgoldschnitt. LXI SS., 1 Bl., 290 SS., 3 Bll. mit 51 Illustr. und 1 Faltplan.. Erste Ausgabe dieser Fassung. - Nr. 48 von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten. - Galerie der Phantasten, Band 5. - Sehr seltener Klassiker der phantastischen Literatur, der den Untergang eines anarchistischen Phantasiereiches schildert. Hier um die 60seitige einleitende Autobiographie von Kubin erweitert. - Horodisch, Buchillustr. A 1. Horodisch, Taschenbibl. 67. Marks A 30. Raabe, Kubin 87. Vgl. Bloch 1805; KNLL IX, 819; Zondergeld 142 f. u. Zondergeld-W. 199 f. - Vereinzelt minimal gewellt, sonst sehr schön erhalten. - Zuletzt vor zwölf Jahren auf einer Auktion.

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        Large Panotrama in 9 parts.

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

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        Die Perser. Herausgegeben von Gertrud Küster. Mit 7 Illustrationen von Bruno Goldschmitt auf Tafeln.

      Bonn, im Eigenverlag 1917.. 27 x 19,5 cm. (8) 32 (4) Seiten, auf Bütten. Gesetzt aus der Tiemann-Mediaeval. Dunkelgrüner Maronquineinband von Walter Gerlach, Leipzig, mit vergoldeten Fileten und Bordüren auf beiden Deckeln, Rückentitel, Innenkantenfileten und Goldschnitt, im Schuber mit passenden Lederkanten, der Buchrückenrundung angeglichen (Buchrücken und Lederkanten gebleicht, sonst tadellos). * Eins von 100 Exemplaren. - Der Einband signiert "Spamersche Buchbinderei Leipzig" und auf dem Hinterdeckel monogrammiert "WG". - Meisterhafter Einband aus Walter Gerlachs Leipziger Zeit, als er Leiter der Handbindeabteilung in der Großbuchbinderei Spamer war.

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      Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1914-1917. - Archives edition, being complete in 23 volumes including index with boards bound in 3/4 green leather and matching marbled papers and cloth reinforced hinges. Good-v.good ex lib. but a scarce set of Canadiana. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Unholy Three

      New York: John Lane Company. 1917. First. First edition. Fine in lovely near fine example of the dustwrapper with a tear on the rear panel, tiny nicks at the extremities, and with old tape repairs professionally removed leaving shadows only on the inside of the jacket. Housed in an attractive, albeit loosely-fitting clamshell case. Creepy crime novel about a team of circus freaks: Tweedledee, a midget, Hercules, the strong man, and Echo, the ventriloquist, who commit heinous crimes. Filmed twice by MGM, as a silent in 1925 and remade as a talkie with Lon Chaney as Echo and Henry Earles as Tweedledee in both versions. Victor McLaughlin played Hercules in the silent version, Ivan Linow in the talkie. In the classic Tod Browning cult film Freaks, also based on the Robbins story "Spurs" that was clearly derivative from The Unholy Three, Earles reprised his midget role, there was a strongman named Hercules, and a few other freaks were thrown into the mix. Rare in jacket, and never seen in this condition. .

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