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        [Album with 12 Chinese watercolours].[China, 19th century]. Oblong album (23.5 x 33.5 cm) with 12 delicate gouache and watercolour paintings on so-called rice paper (each ca. 19 x 28 cm), mounted on the album's leaves, each painting framed with strips of blue silk ribbon backed with paper attached at the corners. Embroidered binding (1917 or earlier), green braided ties.

      An album with 12 vibrantly coloured "pith paintings" showing Chinese junks and other boats, each mounted on a verso (so that the book opens from what in a western book would be the back). Chinese texts appear on the flag of the first boat and stern of the fifth. Pith paintings, often depicting scenes from daily life, flowers, birds or butterflies, were most popular from the 1830s to the end of the century. Parts of the image are painted with a thick layer of gouache (some parts matte and some parts glossy) that sits on the surface of the velvety paper while the watercolour soaks in, giving a distinctive texture and three-dimensional quality. Typically small and fragile, these subtle watercolours were created for the export market to meet the increasing demand for inexpensive souvenirs. There was a flourishing trade in the miniatures, until they were superseded by the less expensive picture postcard. They are painted on what is usually called "rice paper", now sometimes "pith paper", which is neither paper nor made from rice. It is a thin layer of pith cut with a knife from the plant Tetrapanax papyriferum, related to ginseng.With small tears or holes in a few paintings, mostly in the corners and affecting only the open water or sky of the background, some indentations in the paper across the sky, occasionally touching the rigging of a boat, minor spotting, first album leaves and paste-down with marginal waterstains, overall in good condition. A lovely album of brightly coloured Chinese pith paintings of boats.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Ezra Pound . His Metric and Poetry

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1917 - The first American edition of Eliot's anonymously authored study of Ezra Pound. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1917. A very good copy with light fading to the spine. One half of the dust jacket remains; the front panel and the front flap. ( rear panel and flap appear in reproduction ) An uncommon title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marching Men

      John Lane 1917 - Flat SIGNED by Sherwood Anderson on the half title page. The burgandy colored cloth is pushed at the spine ends and the spine lettering has faded (the front panel gilt lettering is still very good). There is an area of staining to the front pastedown, and the author's signature has blotted to the facing page. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal

      F. Ferroud, Paris, France, 1917, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good ConditionThere were 1062 copies of this Limited Edition printed in all, but only 30 copies were top-of-the-line, and this is copy # 3. It is printed on Japan imperial paper. There are many etchings in the book, and this copy contains 3 versions of each. Some of the etchings also have a fourth etching, which is a colored sketch from Georges Rochegrosse. There are some wrinkles on the spine, and minimal shelfwear, but the book remains in remarkable condition. Text entirely in French.Size: 12mo - over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4" tall. 296 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Uncut edges, in original condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 pounds. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Non-English Language::French; Inventory No: 001019.

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        THE SOIL - A Magazine of Art- NO. 5. New York dada - Avant garde periodical.

      - New York, 489 Fifth avenue. 1917. Art Editor R. J. Coady. Un volume au format 194X261mm. Couverture illustrée. NO. 5. Texte : "Oscar Wilde is Alive" (suite), par Arthur Cravan. Texte de R. J. Coady "Indeps" sur "The society of independent artists" fondée par M. Duchamp et K.S. Dreier. Compte rendu de la première exposition et textes sur : Brancusi, Delaunay, Demuth, Forbes, Gleizes, Gris, Metzinger, Picasso, Picabia, Rivera, Stella, etc.Reproductions d'oeuvres de Rivera, Gleizes, Demuth, Hartley, Brancusi, Picabia, Stella, etc. Revue répertoriée dans les de nombreuses bibliographies sur Dada. Exemplaire fortement restauré, taché, manques aux coins. Voir photos. (New York Dada, Duchamp, Society of Independents Artists, Armory Show). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de la Pendulerie Neuchâteloise. (Horlogerie de gros et de moyen volume). Ave la collaboration de Léon Montandon, Marius Fallet, Alfred Buhler, Préface de Paul Robert.

      - Paris / Neuchâtel, Attinger Frères, (1917). 28,5 : 23 cm. XII, 490 S. mit 377 Textabb. u. 20 teils farb. Tafeln. Geprägter Orig.-Leinenband mit Titel in Gold und floralen Buntpapiervorsätzen. Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ritual of the Grand Temple Daughters of Elks of the Improved, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World. Organized September 9, 1913 Hampton, Va.

      Press of the Guide Publishing Co., Inc., Norfolk, Va. 1917 - First edition. 12mo. 23pp. Flexible cloth over card wrappers. "Key of Pass Word" tipped in. Modest creases and wear, about very good. Kelley founded the Grand Temple Daughters of Elks, an auxiliary of The Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, a fraternal organization founded by a Pullman porter, Arthur James Riggs, and Benjamin Franklin Howard, who were both members of another fraternal organization who discovered that they shared a dream of forming an Elks organization for people of color. The Elks is the largest predominately black fraternal organization in the world. Whether Emma V. Kelley is related to the novelist Emma Dunham Kelley, who for years was thought to have written two of the earliest novels by an African-American woman (*Megda* 1891 and *Four Girls at Cottage City* 1895), is undetermined but an important question. Little is known about the latter Kelley, who has recently been a subject of much speculation as to her true race. Long thought to be a light-skinned African-American author, new (and from what we've read not entirely convincing) research has attempted to remove her from the pantheon of black writers. If the novelist and this namesake who founded a black women's fraternal organization were determined to be the same person, or even merely related, it would have enormous bearing on the debate. At any rate, rare in its own right: *OCLC* locates no copies; we've located a 1926 history of the movement by the same author, also published in Norfolk. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1917), MATTED AND FRAMED

      1917 - HOWELLS, William Dean. PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1917), MATTED AND FRAMED. [n.p., n.p.] note dated May 6, 1917 to William Dana ORCUTT, author of (among other works) FROM MY LIBRARY WALLS: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORIES. The aforementioned book is based on articles he wrote for The Christian Science Monitor about literary figures and their writings; this is one of Orcutt's mementos, literally from his library wall. Note measures 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; photograph 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches, a sepia toned portrait of Howells seated at a desk, pen in one hand, eyeglasses in another, with papers spread about the desk. Howells, novelist, critic and editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, writes a brief note regarding a former instructor of his sister's and his writings on Jefferson. There is some faint pale spotting to mat and photograph. In a plain black wooden frame, 13 x 16.5 inches. .

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        IN THE LAND OF CHINOOK OR THE STORY OF BLAINE COUNTY.

      Helena: State Publishing Co., [1917]. - First edition. 8vo. Cloth, gray endpapers, 152 pp, 22.9 x 15.1cm., introduction, illustrated, portraits, index. Illustrations include a portrait of Charles M. Russell and with two letters by C. M. Russell and from photos, also a chapter on Russell. Six Guns 1625 says "Scarce." "Contains some material on Kid Curry and his killing of Pike Landusky." Lightly rubbed at spine ends and bottom edges of two lower corners, else near fine, clean, tight, square copy in protective, transparent dust jacket. A handsome copy of a very scarce book. GRAFF 3050. HOWES N218. SIX GUNS 1625. HERD 1690. SMITH 7487. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        OBRA CULINARIA NACIONAL. 1883-1917.

      - Cádiz, Tipografía Comercial, 1917, 18x25, 448 págs. Gran profusión de ilustraciones muchas con fotografías, autógrafos y escritos de personalidades, pertenecientes a la colección del autor que fue cocinero del rey Alfonso XIII. 1 mapa de la España Gastronómica del autor plegado. Dedicatoria manuscrita del autor a Eduardo de Ory, con fecha Cádiz 1918. Encuadernado en holandesa lomo piel de época con las letras PMM impresas en oro en tapa delantera. ( Curioso libro en el cual Melquiades Brizuela detalla con minuciosidad su vida profesional y además de mostrar (en blanco y negro) dibujos, recetas y menús de su autoría, recopila recetas, menús, dedicatorias, cartas y fotografías de numerosos cocineros de principios del siglo XX en España. Reflejando fielmente el estado del arte culinario nacional en 1917). (51725).

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        Gethsemane. Radierung. 1917. Unten rechts in Bleistift signiert.

      . 37 : 31 cm (Platte 38,5 : 33,5 cm) auf Japan 48,8 : 39,8 cm.. Freiburghaus 82, V a (von V b). - Eines von ca. 10 Exemplaren des endgültigen Zustands in Schwarz mit viel Ton auf Handjapan. - Das Motiv wurde insgesamt in ca. 50 Exemplaren als Selbstdruck auf Bütten oder Japan abgezogen.

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        Poster or broadside]: Baked Bean Benefit Y.M. War Fund. Gym. Wed. 5 - 7 P.M.

      1917 - Approximately 13.5" x 18". Handmade poster. Yellow, brown, and blue paper hand cut and affixed on brown card stock. A couple of small tears else fine. No date or location (but probably created in 1917) for a Y.M.C.A. benefit. Wonderfully simple image of a wine bottle and covered bean pot.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        poster for The Willow Tree;

      Globe Theatre 1917 - 510 x 315mm; mounted on linen; corner losses & several marginal tears; a very rare Dulac item (with PICTURE)

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        DICTIONNAIRE APOLOGETIQUE DE LA FOI CATHOLIQUE CONTENANT LES PREUVES DE LA VERITE DE LA RELIGION ET LES REPONSES AUX OBJECTIONS TIREES DES SCIENCES HUMAINES - 12 FASCICULES - DU FASCICULE I à XIII - MANQUE XII.

      BEAUCHESNE GABRIEL 1917 - RO20164284: 12 FASCICULES: Paginé de 1 à 320 + de 321 à 640 + de 641 à 960 + 961 à 1216 + de 1217 à 1600 + de 1601 à 1928 + de 9 à 320 + de 321 à 640 + de 641 à 960 + de 961 à 1280 + de 1281 à 1600 + de 9 à 320 - 1 pagination par colonne - 1 tampon sur le 1er plat sur le tome 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 et 13 - 1 annotation sur le 1er plat, plats desolidarisés, nombreux soulignements et annotations dans et en marge du texte sur le fascicule 4 - nombreux soulignements et annotations dans et en marge du texte, couverture manquante sur le fascicule VIII - plats desolidarisés sur le fascicule XIII. FASCICULE I: AGNOSTICISME - AUMONE - FASCICULE II. AUMONE - CONCORDATS - FASCICULE III. CONCORDATS - DIEU - FASCICULE IV. DIEU - EGLISE - FASCICULE V. EGLISE - EVANGILES - FASCICULE VI. EVANGILES - FIN DU MONDE - FASCICULE VII. FIN JUSTIFIE LES MOYENS ? - GOUVERNEMENT ECCLESIASTIQUE - FASCICULE VIII. GOUVERNEMENT ECCLESIASTIQUE - INCINERATION - FASCICULE IX. INCINERATION - INSTRUCTION DE LA JEUNESSE - FASCICULE X. INSTRUCTION - JESUITES - FASCICULE XI. JESUITES - JUIFS - FASCICULE XIII. LOI ECCLESIASTIQUE - MARIOLATRIE. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 264-Le culte [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Goose and Teal

      1917 - Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. He began his Studies at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1879, under Otto Grundmann, and later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Upon return to America, he would become an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1888 Benson gained favorable attention in his first showing with the Society of American Artist in New York, with a piece that suggested the influence of academic Realism rather than Impressionism. By the early 1890s he began using his family as subjects; Benson later recalled having realized at the time that ¿design¿ was the most important component of painting. Consequently, works of the period provided evidence of a greater interest in patterns, silhouette, and abstract design. Late in his career, Frank Benson returned his boyhood interest in ornithological illustration. Following the 1913 Amory Show, Benson quietly moved to revolutionize the field of American sporting art. His rendering of wildlife, hunting, fishing, and camping infused the field with heightened artistic sensitivity, and reinvigorated a tradition- burdened field. Historical accounts indicate that Benson¿s teenage bird studies were extremely realistic. We can infer that they were similar to works by Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927). Those painters concentrated on painting objects with precision. Each blue jay painted by Fuertes had exactly the same color tones and patterns. This is realism in the sense that twelve jays in a cage look precisely the same. In contrast, Benson¿s artistic training brought him to realize that a viewer¿s experience of a jay¿s appearance varies with the tint of light cast by the sky, whether the jay is front lit or back lit, and the background. Furthermore, Benson realized that we did not perceive the precise feather pattern of a bird at a distance of 20 feet. Benson had learned that our eyes perceive light, not objects, and he introduced that realization into the sporting art field. Other artists such as Roland Clark, A. L. Ripley, and Richard Bishop quickly followed his lead. In 1915 he first exhibited etchings of wild fowl, to popular acclaim. After 1920 Benson turned increasingly to the depiction of landscapes featuring wild life, an outgrowth of his interest in hunting and fishing, from then on producing a steady and profitable output of etchings and watercolors in this vein. At the request of fellow artist and conservationist Jay Norwood ¿Ding¿ Darling, Benson designed the second Federal Duck Stamp on 1935. Etching, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

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        Renfrukost.

      - Blyertsteckning. Signerad: "Leander Engström". 20,5 × 32 cm (dagermått). Troligen utförd 1917. Skiss till gouachen "Renfrukost" (1917), som avbildas på s. 67 i Leander Engström av Nils Palmgren (1939) och i John Josephson, Några anteckningar (1927), pl. 61. Leander Engström hade 1916 byggt en stuga åt sig i Abisko där han kunde leva och arbeta under somrarna. Denna teckning har säkerligen tillkommit i Lappland och visar hur konstnären sökande arbetat sig fram till den slutliga kompositionen.

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        Munch. COPY DELUXE.

      Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1917 - Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1917. Cloth-covered boards (hardcover), 26 x 20 cms., 191, (1) pp. with 78 plates in duotone and a few text-illustrations. Copy from a limited edition with an ORIGINAL ETCHING as a frontispiece. Apart from some inobtrusive traces of age a very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        American Engravers upon Copper and Steel

      Grolier Club [vols. I and II], New York [vols I and II] and Philadelphia [vol.III] 1917 - (9 3/8 x 6 1/4 inches). Vols. I and II: titles in brown and black, half-titles. 43 plates (2 folding), half-titles; "Supplement": half-title. 3 plates. Contemporary blue morocco gilt, covers with elaborate overall design of gilt fillets strapwork and cornerpieces with scrolling foliage and pointillé work, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with elaborate overall repeat decoration, blue morocco turn-ins and pastedowns with panelled decoration in gilt, silver/grey watered-silk doublures, neat repairs to hinges of one volume. Provenance: Frederick W. Skiff (1867-1947, bibliophile, author and Grolier Club member, bookplate) The finely-bound Skiff set of Stauffer's standard work on the subject, including Fielding's supplement. The first two volumes are from an edition of 353 sets, this set one of 350 printed on "imported mold-made paper." The first volume is sub-titled "Biographical sketches illustrated" and includes the 43 plates; vol. II is sub-titled "Check-list of the works of the earlier engravers." Mantle Fielding's work is a supplement to both of the earlier volumes and is limited to 220 copies signed by the author, this copy numbered 131. 3 volumes (including the "Supplement"), octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ex-libris tegnede af Th. Bindesbøll.

      1917 1917 - Holstebro: Niels P. Thomsen 1917. Rigt illustr. 69 s. Opl. 240 ekspl. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. og guldsnit i smukt priv. helskind med stregdek. i guld på ryg og permer. Bindet er udført hos Rendeyne, Paris, men er ikke signeret.Richly illustr. in black/white and colour. Bound uncut in full morocco with gilt decorations on spine and boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE CORNET A DES.

      - Paris, imprimerie Levé, 1917. In-12 broché, 192 pages. Edition originale de ce recueil souvent comparé à un exercice de cubisme littéraire. Il n'a été tiré que 44 grands papiers dont 14 avec une eau-forte de Picasso. Très bel exemplaire sur papier d'édition, quasiment sans défaut hormis deux petites taches pâles au deuxième plat. EDITION ORIGINALE [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        St. Thomas. 1917.

      - Water-colour drawing depicting a group of nine black people, fisher-families, male and female at the seashore with St. John in the background. 30x22,5 cm. With the artist s signature in initials. * Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A.

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        Annals of MEDICAL HISTORY

      Francis R. Packard, M.D., Philadelphia, Pa. Associate Editors 1917 - FRANCESCO RANDOLPH PACKARD, M.D. VOLUME I TO VOLUME X. NEW YORK, P.B. HOEBER, 1917-1928. 1917 - 1921. DIECI VOLUMI IN FOLIO, LEGATURA AMATORIALE IN MEZZA PELLE CON ANGOLI, DORSO A NERVI E DECORI IN ORO, COPERTINE ORIGINALI DEI FASCICOLI CONSERVATE. OPERA CHE COMPRENDE GLI ANNALI DAL 1917 AL 1928. FIRST SERIES COMPLETE. 1° VOL. 443 PP., 2° VOL. 407 PP. , 3° VOL. 418 PP., 4° VOL. 406 PP., 5° VOL. 416 PP., 6° VOL. 495 PP., 7° VOL. 450 PP., 8° VOL. 455 PP., 9° VOL. 424 PP., 10° VOL. 512 PP. CON NUMEROSI RITRATTI I MEDICI FAOSI E CENTINAIA DI FACSIMILI DI ILLUSTRAZIONI E FRONTESPIZI DI ANTICHE EDIZIONI. E' la prima serie completa di questo pregevole e raro periodico, al quale hanno collaborato i migliori storici della medicina del tempo, fra cui W. Osler, H. Cushing, M. Frank, H. Garrison, A. Jacobi, A.C. Klebs, L.S. Pilcher, Ch. Singer, ecc. Sarton, Guide to the history of science, p. 198. Garrison & Morton, Medical bibliography, 6652. Ex-libris e timbri della Boston Medical Library, ma la raccolta fu regolarmente venduta. Si allegano i relativi certificati di legittima provenienza. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La guerra 1915-18. Anno 1917

      Milano: Treves, 1917. ril mezza tela (half-cloth binding). Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. Volume completamente illustrato da immagini del repertorio fotografico del Comando Supremo del Regio Esercito Italiano. XII volumi: La guerra in alta montagna - Il carso - La battaglia tra Brenta e Adige - La battaglia di Gorizia - L'Alto Isonzo - L'Aereonautica - L'Albania - La Carnia - Armi e munizioni - La Macedonia - LA battaglia da Plava al mare - La battaglia dalla Bainsizza al Timavo (19 Agosto - 8 Settembre 1917). Opera pubblicata dal 1946 al 1917 Cerniere rotte, libro da rilegare. (Cracked front and back hinges)

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        St. Croix. 1917.

      - Water-colour drawing depicting Hans Christian Jacobsens House in Christiansted. 21,5x29 cm. With the artist s signature in initials. * Einer O. Johansen. 1893 - 1965. Danish painter. Visited St. Thomas the same year as the Danish Virgin Islands were sold to U.S.A.

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        Canada and Its Provinces. A History of the Canadian People and Their Institutions by One Hundred Associates

      Toronto: Printed by T. & A. Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publisher's Association of Canada Limited, 1913-1917 - (CANADA) Author' Edition. First edition, Number 848 of 875 Impressions on All-Rag Watermarked Paper, signed by the Publisher. 23 vols., 4to (27.2 x 20.5 cm). Illustrated. Bound in fulll green morocco, upper board with large gilt seal, t.e.g. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      London: Egoist Press,, 1917 [1918]. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. Endpapers browned, spine very dull. A very good copy. So-called second edition but in fact the first edition to be printed in the UK, published March 1918. From the library of the poet Vivian de Sola Pinto (1895-1969) with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Pinto was a close friend of Siegfried Sassoon, serving as his second in command in WWI. After the war he went to Oxford, and was Professor of English Literature at the University of Nottingham 1938-61.

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        The Curtiss Standard JN-4B Military Tractor Hand Book.

      Buffalo. Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. 1917. - The First Edition. Illustrated with diagrams, 3 of which are fold-outs,detailing the specs and assembly instructions for the airplane.Laid-into volume are two Request for Transportation receipts issued by the U.S. War Department and a period Morse Code Pocket Signal Disk. 32pps. Thin 8vo (5"x8"). Bound in imprinted green cloth over boards. "The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was one of a series of "JN" biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Although the Curtiss JN series (the common nickname was derived from "JN") was originally produced as a training aircraft for the U.S. Army, the "Jenny" continued post-World War I as a civil aircraft as it became the "backbone of American post-war [civil] aviation.Thousands of surplus Jennys were sold at bargain prices to private owners in the years after the War and became central to the barnstorming era that helped awaken America to civil aviation through much of the 1920s.The Curtiss JN-4 is possibly North America's most famous World War I aircraft. It was widely used during World War I to train beginning pilots, with an estimated 95% of all trainees having flown a JN-4. The U.S. version was called "Jenny", a derivation from its official designation. It was a twin-seat (student in front of instructor) dual control biplane. Its tractor prop and maneuverability made it ideal for initial pilot training with a 90 horsepower (67 kW) Curtiss OX-5 V8 engine giving a top speed of 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) and a service ceiling of 6,500 feet (2,000 m).The JN-4B was powered by an OX-2 piston engine, 76 built for the U.S. Army, nine for the U.S. Navy.The Jenny remained in service with the US Army until 1927.After World War I, thousands were sold on the civilian market, including one to Charles Lindbergh in May 1923 in which he then soloed. Surplus US Army aircraft were sold, some still in their unopened packing crates, for as little as $50, essentially "flooding" the market.With private and commercial flying in North America unhampered by regulations concerning their use, pilots found the Jenny's slow speed and stability made it ideal for stunt flying and aerobatic displays in the barnstorming era between the world wars, with the nearly identical Standard J-1 aircraft often used alongside it. Some were still flying into the 1930s. Small Blind embossed stamp of the State of California Bureau of Weights and Measures to lower corner of Front Free Endsheet and Title Page. A bit musty, else a Near Fine, bright, crisp copy unblemished by foxing or any other blemish to text or plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        "Join at the Helm- in Time of Need"

      American Red Cross [circa 1917]. () Near fine. Thick card with printed image. Dicut red cross counter display, has never been put together. Not laid down. When assembled the image of the red cross would stick out about an inch in front of the rest of the image. At it's longest edges the advertisement is 53 CM X 53 CM (21 X 21 inches). It is behind glass in a plain silver metal frame (the total size of the frame is 55 X 55 cm / 21.75 X 21.75 inches). Wire hanger across back. The image is bright and clear with only very slight wear and chipping to edges. Blue matting in back. Image by Hayden Hayden a pseudonym for Howard Crosby Renwick. Renwick was a cousin of the famous American architect James Renwick, designer of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. A WWI nurse, in full uniform, is depicted remaining calm and steadfast in the face of a sea of war (with her hands on a ships wheel).

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        Manuscript (handwritten) pocket-sized journals with daily entries starting August 1st, 1917 and going through 1932 sequentially (with the final journal containing entries up through 1964

      Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0. Hardcover. This is a handwritten archive chronicling the daily life and activities of a trapper / hunter / prospector in the wilds of Alaska starting August 1st, 1917. Though the trapper is possibly unnamed throughout the five journals (there is a name on the rear endpaper of the second journal, there's no confirmation that this is the author), there is enough detail to the daily entries to approximately follow his path from Pass Creek, AK inland up to Jack Fish, AK and even further inland to Rampart, AK and Sucker River, AK. During the early years, fishing, hunting and trapping take up much of his time, though he does travel on a regular basis between three "cabins" or campsites, at least one of which is built up with a wooden floor, shelves and a cupboard. The trapper chronicles general ideas of temperature and wind, how many hours he walked or rode (he built a boat to travel faster upriver early on), how many fish he caught (some days upwards of 200 fish) and how many other animals caught or hunted. Mention of digging and prospecting don't start until after he has got himself somewhat settled -- and it's not certain from the brevity of his journal entries whether he originally came to Alaska with prospecting in mind, or simply added that to his list of accomplishments. The archive consists of five pocket-sized journals (one of which is actually an address book), all of which are notated in pencil with each day dated above the entry.1.) The first book is on Good only condition - the sewing to the binding is very loose and several of the pages are detached. This first volume starts on August 1, 1917 and continues on a daily basis through June 2, 1918. In this volume, the first mention of where he is located is August 9th, at Pass Creek, AK. He does make mention of occasional places travelled, though most of the descriptions are geographically based and not actual names that can be found on maps. By April he arrives in Ramparts and then in May reaches Jack Fish, AK. 2.) The second book is a pocket-sized address book which he uses as a journal. This second book starts on July 6th, 1918 and mentions Sucker River on the very first page. By October he has worked on his cabins, hunted extensively and has started to work on basic prospecting issues (Oct 23, he works on a bedrock drain). In this journal he starts to mention names of others in the area (no last names and no information on locations ). He also mentions a woman named Margaret who is noted as his wife - on Feb 15th, 1919: "Wife sick 14th all night and today. Delivery pains. Looks like miscarriage. Relieved Margaret of six or seven month kid at 4a.m. 16th. Do not believe she would have got through without help." This journal ends on June 4, 1919.3.) The third journal begins on July 8, 1919 and goes through Sept 29th, 1920. By this journal, there is a motor for his boat and later he mentions dogs and natives he calls "Huskies". Jan 17th, 1920 he is on his way to Ramparts, AK. On July 8th, 1920, he has arrived at Fort Yukon to gather supplies. This journal ends on September 30th, 1920 where he notes the total number of fish caught at both his upper and lower cabins, totaling 14,955 fish (not sure if that's a year's worth or a month's worth - his record keeping is interesting).4.) Journal #4 is missing most of the front cover, which has been ripped off. The first entry is for October 1st, 1920. On January 28th, 1921 he notes: "Baked bread, made pudding Margaret sick stayed in house all day. Performed surgical operation on Margaret's breast." On March 2nd, 21 he notes: "Reached bedrock about 23 feet. Panned some corse (sp) gold warm snowing most of the day." This journal ends on January 31st, 1922.5.) Journal #5 begins on March 13th, 1929 with: "Start for Fort Yukon. Camp at N. E. Martens Lower cabin." He stayed at Fort Yukon most of March - there are entries, but no details for these dates. And by 1929, Air travel has made it to Alaska - as he took an air plane to "Husky Camp on Collum River. Return to Fort Yukon with family. 5 hours round trip." The entries go through May 14th, 1929 then skip to April 18, 1930 and continue through May 17, 1930. There's a big break from May 17th, 1930 until October 1933 where the author lists the types of furs he brought in: "October Furs 1933: Southwest Marten 2, Northeast Marten: 3, Kids (?) 7, W. Marten 5, Wolves Black 2, Fox Red 1, Weasle (sp) 3, Beaver 2." The journal has a major skip from Oct 1933 and picks up Dec 1, 1963. During this time he spends a large amount of time cutting and hauling wood to use to thaw the ground in the shafts he's picking, and less and less time trapping and fishing. On July 19, 1964 he writes: "Got up 6a.m. cloudy south wind cool. Work on shaft. One shaft down 2 ½ feet water, gold and platinum fine colors, start new shaft, down 2 ½ feet frost. Sediment in first shaft containing gold and platinum. Some rain, thunder. This last journal ends on October 4th, 1964 with: "Get up 7 a.m. Southwest wind 18 above, cloudy, little snow last night." .

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        Album Tmunot Gdoley Israel. Rishonim LeRaayon yishuv artzeinu hakdosha. mukdash letovat a colonial fund shel Mizrachi

      COLONIAL FUND DEPARTMENT OF MIZRACHI, 121 Canal Street, New York, N.Y. 1917 - Oblong Book consists of 10 pictures on very thick cards, with bios on glossy paper facing the picture. The latest date in the book: the death of the rabbi in the last picture: Elul 5675 [ = 1915 c.e.] pictures of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, Rabbi Eliyahu Gutmacher, Rabbi Meir Leibush Malbim, Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan Spector, Rabbi Mordechai Eliasburg, Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever, Rabbi Azriel Hildeshimer, Rabbi Alexander Moshe Lapidot, Rabbi Yitzhak Yaakov Reines. OCLC lists 4 Libraries worldwide that own item. 2 p. leaves, 10 portraits, 1 leaf Each portrait is accompanied by a guard sheet with biographical sketch./ On cover: Albom Mizrahi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Column on the March

      London: Grant Richards Limited,, 1917. Offset lithograph in colours on matt art wove paper. Sheet size: 28.6 x 22.2 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in an oak frame with UV preventive glass. Unknown edition. Signed in pencil lower right by Nevinson. After an oil on canvas held by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nights With Uncle Remus

      Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company; Cambridge, The Riverside Press,, 1917. With Illustrations by Milo Winter. Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, colour pictorial design to upper board, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates, line drawings throughout. Boards lightly rubbed, endpapers partially toned, occasional light foxing. A very good copy in the rubbed and foxed jacket a small amount of dampstain and nicks to the corners and the spine panel. First edition thus, very scare in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The inscriptions of Sinai. Part I: Introduction and plates. Part II: Translations and commentary

      London 1917 - Very scarce complete set of 2 volumes. EEF - Excavation memoirs 36. EEF, London, 1917. First edition. Large folio, 19 pages, 86 plates. Good condition. EEF - Excavation memoirs 45. EES, London, 1955. First edition. Folio, 11+ 242 pages, 4 plates. Red percaline. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE [LTD ED 120/250]

      MacMillan, New York 1917 - Color Illustrations; 517 pages; #120/250 lg paper copies. 4to, orig gilt-lettered & -pictorial white kid, t. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; occasionally scuffed, spine ends & edges rubbed, bottom of front joint starting to split. With 16 mtd color plates with captioned tissue guards, 70 b/w illus. Internally clean. 1st Rackham ed. Apr 9 x 12". 6 lbs ; 6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: poor man's books (mrbooks)]
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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

      London: Constable & Co,, [1917]. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge green, others untrimmed. Twelve mounted colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text. Calligraphic gift inscription and bookplate dated 1917 to front pastedown. Extremities very faintly rubbed, top edge a little faded, tiny hole to upper front joint, endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition. With a loosely inserted extra colour plate and a contemporary newspaper article on the brothers Grimm and the Harz Mountains.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Spring of Joy - A Little Book of Healing

      J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1917 - In GOOD ++ CONDITION. IN A FOLDING CASE with marbled paper lining, with ribbon tab. WHICH SLIDES into a matching HALF-LEATHER SLIPCASE, with raised bands on spine and gilt border. Half title, title in green & mustard ink, dedication, contents, 136pp, bound in original green cloth. Backstrip shows publisher as E.P. Dutton & Co, Title page shows publisher as J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. In June 1917, Dutton imported from Dent, 260 BOUND COPIES of this book (ref. Elliott Macrae). Book shows lower corner stain on front cover only, hinges just starting, darkening to free end papers. BINDING TIGHT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member]
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        Platero y Yo. 1907 - 1916. Primera Edición Completa.

      Casa Editorial Calleja, Madrid 1917 - 324pp. Las 12 primeras hojas y las 3 últimas el papel con algo de mácula, resto papel impecable. En general buen ejemplar encuadernado de época a plena piel. Lomera decorada con dos nervios y florones. Corte superior dorado. No conserva las cubiertas originales. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        The Vampire of the Continent

      New York: The Jackson Press. 1917. Second American edition. Translated by George Chatterton-Hill. Pictorial cloth. Light dampstain at the bottom of the text pages, thus about very good in very good pictorial dustwrapper with a corresponding stain, some small chips, and some very near professional reinforcement of the folds. Not about vampires at all, but a polemic attempting to demonstrate the insatiable greed of Great Britain for Empire. However, the striking illustration on both the front board and repeated on the dustwrapper, of a winging vampire sinking its claws into a nude woman, is among our favorites. We've never seen the book in jacket before. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Job

      NY: Harper & Brothers. (1917). The first issue of his third book under his own name and his first attempt, he later said, to write a serious novel. The Job was controversial for its realistic depiction of a woman in the workplace and laid the groundwork for Lewis' great novels of social realism in the 1920s. Offsetting to endpages from jacket flaps and slight wear to board edges; near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket professionally restored to near fine. An extremely scarce book in jacket. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Collection of Nishikie on History, Geography, and Customs [Rekishi chiri fuzoku Nishikie bunko] (5 volumes)

      Tokyo, 1917-1920. Wraps, with a cloth folio. Very Good. The set of five volumes contain in total 174 wonderful color woodblocks. The set was surely intended at least in part for the tourist market, and thus its component volumes include some of the justly most famous books and illustrations produced in Japan. Among the volumes is the classic work by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Seichu Gishi Den, or Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Sumurai, with 50 plates, Utagawa Hiroshiga's "The Story of the Revenge of the Soga Brothers" or "Soga Monogatari", 30 plates, as well as from his "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". or Meisho Yedo Hiakke, 28 plates, "Kokon Meifuden", or "Anthology of famous women of all ages" by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769 - 1825), 30 plates, and finally " Kinsei kyogiden" or "Biographies of Modern Men" illustrated by Kaisai Yoshitoshi (1832-1892). These volumes may be abridgments of the originals, but all of them offer plates that dazzle with their color, and the print quality is high indeed. With the cross-section of martial and domestic subjects, lovely panoramas and human studies, the Westerner could enjoy a balanced cross-section of the high points of Japanese color woodblock tradition, a tradition that strongly influenced Western artists of the late nineteenth century and beyond, including Van Gogh, Whistler, and many others. The covers all have some wear and light soiling. Generally the plates are bright and clean. The cloth folio which houses the five volumes has sunning and wear but remains structurally sound. A sixth volume was issued by Ogawa, but it should be noted that the five volumes here fit snugly into their folio and thus the set here is complete.

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        COLLECTION OF COLOUR PRINTS BY JULES GUERIN AND MAXFIELD PARRISH

      - (PARRISH,MAXFIELD)illus. COLLECTION OF COLOUR PRINTS BY JULES GUERIN AND MAXFIELD PARRISH: Second Series. Cleveland:Jansen no date, ca 1917. Folio, 3/4 cloth portfolio, case sl. soiled and lacks ties else near fine. A very rare Parrish item, this consists of 20 color plates on mats, each with printed captions mounted in the corners, 5 are by Parrish and 15 by Guerin. Those by Parrish are: Gardens of Vicobello, Siena; Villa Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore; Gardens of Villa Gori; and Villa Camberaia near Florence. Those by Guerin are also very beautiful, mainly scenes of the Middle East. A beautiful and rare Parrish item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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