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      204 (1) Seiten (1) Blatt Anzeigen 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergament und Kopfgoldschnitt mit Lesebändchen, Einband leicht beschabt und fleckig, vorne und unten unbeschnittnauf dem Vortitel eigenhändige Widmung und Unterschrift des Autors: "Lebens-Leitmotiv / für "Kultivirte" Menschen:/ Verlernen, umlernen/ zulernen!/ Herrn Herbert Waniek/ freundschatlichst/ gewidmet/ Peter Altenburg/ 23.8.1917". Waniek hatte seine ersten Regiearbeiten 1921. Später arbeitete er als Schauspieler am Wiener Theater in der Josefstadt unter der Führung von Max Reinhardt. Von 1933-49 war er am Burgtheater mit insgesamt 66 Inszenierungen. Peter Altenberg (* 9. März 1859 in Wien - + 8. Jänner 1919 ebenda eigentlich Richard Engländer) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Sinclairs Notizbuch.

      8, 108 (4) S., 4 farb. Abb., HLwd. goldgeprägtem Rücken, Kanten etwas berieben, innen sauber EA. (W/G2 127), Nr. 24 von 100 Ex. (insgesamt 1100 Exemplare der Luxusausgabe) Das Impressum und die 4 farbigen Abbildungen vom Autor signiert. - Vorwort: Die Aufsätze und Dichtungen dieses kleinen Buches sind in den Jahren 1917 bis 1920 geschrieben, und die Mehrzahl von ihnen ist damals in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften unter dem Pseudonym Emil Sinclair erschienen, unter welchem ich damals den Roman Demian erscheinen liess...

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        Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Original supple vellum with gilt spine title and Zilverdistel vignette on upper cover. (4), 148 p. Set by hand from the Zilvertype and printed in red and black by J.F. van Royen on his own hand-press in 125 copies. Text in English, colophon in Dutch. Excellent copy.l The Zilvertype was designed in 1914-1916 by S.H. de Roos in collaboration with Van Royen. It is considered the most harmonious roman of De Roos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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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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      [New Mexico; Texas. 1916-1917]. - 202 silver print photographs, measuring 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, with manuscript captions. Oblong octavo limp cloth photograph, string tied. Photographs mounted into windows on stiff leaves, most leaves with handwritten captions. First two leaves detached and loosely laid in. Very good. An engaging and informative album showing the activities of American soldiers sent to southern New Mexico and Texas to patrol the border with Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Pancho Villa's forces had committed several attacks on Americans and American property, culminating in an attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March, 1916. In retaliation General Pershing assembled American troops and engaged in a "Punitive Expedition" against Villa, supported by National Guard troops from all across the United States who were sent to the long border with Mexico. This album was assembled by an unnamed soldier who was stationed along the Mexican border in New Mexico and depicts military life and activities from June 22, 1916 until January 22, 1917, around the time that the bulk of American forces were withdrawn from the region. Though not specifically stated, the compiler of the album may have been part of the Pennsylvania National Guard, as two of the final images in the album (in a section captioned "Homeward Bound") are identified as showing locations near Altoona. A few soldiers are identified by name in the captions, which may help identify the unit to which the compiler belonged. The manuscript captions identify several locations in southern Texas and New Mexico, including Fort Bliss (which straddled the border of the two states, and where many of Pershing's forces were stationed), Mt. Franklin, Elephant Butte dam and lake, Las Cruces, Eagle, and Cutter in New Mexico, and Juarez, among others. Many of the images show soldiers drilling on foot and on horseback, training horses, marching, conducting rifle practice, building stables and a mess hall, relaxing on mountain peaks, etc. Also included are views of camp tents, artillery, trucks, horses, makeshift buildings, and a bullfight in Juarez. A few of the images identify specific camps, including Camp Stewart in El Paso, Texas, and the compiler of the album notes that two of the photographs show "my tents." An interesting album of more than two hundred images, showing life among American military forces stationed along the Mexican border in pursuit of Pancho Villa.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Time and I, or Looking Forward

      [San Juan]: [San Juan News], n.d.. Softcover. Very Good in good wraps. Softcover. Very scarce copy of this fragile book about St. Thomas when it was still part of the Danish West Indies. It became a possession of the United States in 1917. This copy has the name of the book's owner, a man with the last name of Coyle and his title of Asst Paymaster U.S. Navy written on the front cover. Mr. Coyle also wrote "July 18, 1910 St. Thomas DWI " along the bottom of the cover, and after the author's name he wrote "who kept the corner saloon by the Lock." The author, Adolph "Ding" Sixto (1853-1930) was born in Puerto Rico but lived in St. Thomas for most of his life. This fascinating man was known as a writer and entrepreneur and was also noted for bringing Carnival to the Islands in 1912. He had no formal education but was able to educate himself, spoke several languages, was an outstanding public speaker, and was an unforgettable character throughout the Caribbean. In his preface, Sixto writes eloquently of his love for the beautiful island of his birth and his consideration for its welfare. After extolling the many wonderful aspects of St. Thomas he then laments her lost prestige. He writes bitterly of her being for sale - that even in Denmark many speak of her as a worthless colony, and that in the United States she is looked upon simply as a strategic maritime position. Thus Sixto decided to write this book to show the natives what could render St. Thomas an important commercial island again. His first chapter tells of a devastating hurricane hitting the island in 1899. The next many chapters offer an economic , agricultural, political, and cultural history of St. Thomas, written in his passionate and personal voice. The text is followed by 44 pages of advertisements for various local businesses. Bound in brown pictorial wrappers. Chipping, tears, browning, and a few stains. Interior pages are very good with a small tear along the top of the free endpapers. Nine plates including a frontispiece portrait of Sixto. Measures 6 x 9 inches. 168 pages plus advertisements. HIST/100417.

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        Tamburlaine and Other Verses (in Dustjacket)

      Riverside, CT: Hillacre, 1917. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1917 1st edition, IN ITS UNCOMMON GLASSINE DUSTJACKET. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a Near Fine example of the fragile jacket, with a tiny amount of chipping along the spine and at the spine crown, and light chipping to the rear panel's bottom-edge. Octavo, one of 450 copies printed on Utopian Laid Paper. Published by Frederick C. Bursche at Hillacre, Riverside (Greenwich), CT.

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        SIC No.17. Mai 1917. Sons, Idées, Couleurs, Formes. 'Ballets Russes, Cubistes et Futuristes'. Pierre Albert-Birot, Directeur.

      SIC. 1917 - 4to. 8pp. Original paper wrappers. Texts by Luciano Folgore, Pierre Larat, Luciana, Apollinaire 'Pablo Picasso' a concrete poem, Jean Cocteau and Lucien Margoton. Illiustrations by Balla, Depero and a woodcut by Prampolini. Paper heavily yellowed, frayed with marginal loss and professionally laminated. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zwei Kriegsjahre in Konstantinopel. Skizzen deutsch-jungtürkischer Moral und Politik.

      Lausanne, Payot, 1917. 8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 262, [2]; entirely uncut and unopened, a superb copy of a very rare book on the Turkish atrocities against the Armenians. First edition. Harry Stürmer was correspondent for the 'Kölnischen Zeitung' in Turkey from 1915 to 1916. He gathered eyewitness accounts of the atrocities. This book could not be published in Germany and the German authorities tried to prevent translations, by buying the translation copyright, however it appeared in 1917 as Sketches of German and Young Turkish Ethics and Politics and is rather scarce as well.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Dix Sujets Aimables dans le Gožt Antique : InventŽs dessinŽs gravŽs en couleurs imprimŽs et enrichis d'une savante prŽface par Le Chevalier RŽmy. Se trouve ˆ Cythre et ne se vend nulle part.

      [Paris]: 1917. - 4to, original white cloth portfolio with ribbon ties. 1 engraved title, 3 engraved text leaves with illustrated borders, 10 engraved plates, 1 engraved colophon, all printed in color, most a mixture of aquatint and engraving. Set of ten imaginative color aquatints in the Art Nouveau style, depicting various erotic scenes from the playfully fanciful to the grotesque. One of 20 copies on Japan within the larger edition of 110, each plate signed by the artist in pencil with the pseudonym 'Remigius Eques' and numbered 12/20. This issue containing the plate 'L'HŽsitation aux portes du Temple' instead of 'L'Amour Astronome,' which is found in a variant issue.Other plates include: 'Messaline,' depicting her as voluptuous, red-haired, and fair, clutched mid-coitus by a man, apparently of African descent, wearing an earring, who gazes determinedly into the distance, as they lie on a divan decorated with ghostly penises, all apparently winging their way over the sheets to the place of penetration; 'Timides Essais' showing two bashful adolescent lovers seated opposite one-another, legs languidly outstretched, toes dexterously employed for the other's pleasure; 'La Roue de l'Amour,' a wheel of phalluses resting on winged penis 'feet' being ridden and kissed by two of the scene's three nubile young women and turned by one of three putti; and 'Hommage ˆ Priape,' depicting a herm of Priapus, almost Buddha-like in his large-bodied serenity, draped in garlands and closely attended by two adoring young women while a third figure, a winged surprise lover, tiptoes up behind, with one hand directing his erect member towards the curvaceous posterior of the young woman, and holding a finger beside his nose 'shh'-ing the viewer into playful complicity. Several other aquatints show figures of ambiguous or mixed gender-physicality, most notably the hermaphroditic caryatids on the title-page. Also remarkable is the multi-raciality of the images: fair-skinned Messalina and her very dark-skinned lover represent the tonal extremes of the spectrum, but other aquatints and characters range from shades of orange and pink to blue and shades of gray.AndrŽ Lambert (18841967), born in Stuttgard into a family of architects, studied in Munich and Paris, under Hugo von Habermann and Fernand Cormon, respectively. While in Paris he founded the review 'Janus,' written entirely in Latin, with Georges Aubault. Lambert moved to Spain in 1920, and spent much time illustrating various works in Latin. His fascination with the ancient world is further evidenced by the present work, influenced by the erotic art of Pompeii. Lambert apparently worked in theater design and illustrated works for Jules Verne and Gustave Flaubert, but is best known for his erotic art.REFERENCES: Pia, Pascal. Les livres de l'Enfers: bibliographie critique des ouvrages Žrotiques dans leurs diffŽrentes Žditions du XVIe sicle ˆ nos jours, no. 373; Dutel, Jean-Pierre. Bibliographie des ouvrages Žrotiques publiŽs clandestinement en Franais entre 1880 et 1920.CONDITION: Portfolio soiled and worn at extremities with some fraying at head and foot of spine, some relatively minor discoloration to upper and lower covers; contents very good, tissue guards lightly toned, some with wrinkles and creases. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Journée Organisée Sur L'Initiative du Gouvernement au profit des ouvres d'assis de L'Armée d'Afrique & des Troupes

      1917 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 47 x 31 inches. This French poster is advertising the French Army's 'African Army and Colonial Troops Day' - a celebration of the the French colonial contribution to the French war effort. The poster is decorated with a vibrant geometric frame of saturated blues, yellows, and reds. The translation is as follows; "Day organized at the government's initiative for the benefit of Aid Charities for the African Army and Colonial Troops. 10 June 1917". Good condition, mounted on linen. Henri De Waroquier (1881-1970) was a Parisian artist. A scarce item.

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        Air Power. Naval, Military, Commercial.

      1917 - Portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Chapman and Hall Ltd. A fine association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper 'To. Major General Sir David Henderson. With the Author's compliments. Claude Grahame-White. April 1917.'. Henderson can truly be called the father of the Royal Air Force. A career soldier, wounded at the Siege of Ladysmith, he learned to fly in 1911, and was quick to realise the potential of the aeroplane for military purposes. In 1914 he was already Director of Military Aeronautics when he took command of the Royal Flying Corps in France, a post he held until 1917, the RAF being formed a year later. From the RAF Museum website onSir David Henderson: ?the fact is that it was he who among General Officers realised the vital importance of Military Aviation, and took steps to set up a separate corps to develop the new arm. Whether as a third service or as branches of the senior service, British air power will always owe its first debt of gratitude to him. As an adversary he was to be respected and feared, as a man he was to be respected and admired? Grahame-White was a record breaking pioneer of British Aviation, the first Briton to hold a certificate of proficiency as an aviator (albeit a French one),set up the first British Flying School, toured America, gave H.G.Wells his first experience of flight, and won the Gordon Bennett trophy, all before 1914. He also did the first night flight, established Hendon Aerodrome, where he set up his own design and manufacturing company, and made the first mail delivery by air. He quickly foresaw the possibilities of aeroplanes for warfare, and did his best to alert the Government of the potential dangers. He spent most of the Great Warsuperintending the carrying out of Government contracts for building aeroplanes. After the war he had protracted legal battles with the Government over money owing to him, and lost interest in aviation, becoming a successful property developer. Head of the spine nicked twice, otherwise a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        L' orme du mail

      Calmann - Lèvy Editeurs, 1917. Francese 0,49 Legatura in cartoncino rigido, con titolo in oro al dorso, in tassello marrone. Pagine completamente brunite, come i tagli. USATO

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      Editions d'Art du Contrebandier 1917 - LEGRAS - 11 cahiers in-quarto pour plus d'une centaine de pages sur papier vélin de Hollande manuscrits à l'adresse des "Editions d'Art GREVIN", "Editions d'Art du Contrebandier", S.A. BRENIER, LEGRAS & Cie, SARGEL & Cie, probablement jamais publiés. - Manuscrits calligraphiés et dessinés entre février et juillet 1917 sauf 2 datés de 1916 et 1917. - Dédicaces diverses à SUZANNE JOLIBOIS, Capitaine OTT, SIMON GOZIER, GRENIER, BARON, SARGET, MARC BOUDENT, LE SACHE, BOURAGNE, AUGUSTE MOLINIE. - Chaque cahier comporte une cartouche fantaisiste de justification de tirage de 1 ou 2 exemplaires. - Les lieux d'édition sont AUTRECOURT, AUTRECOURT SUR AIRE, SENONCOURT, SAINT ANDRE. - LA CHANSON DE MARCHE est en 3 versions, LA BALLADE DU PAUVRE HOMME avec une version corrigée. - NOMBREUX DESSINS et CORRECTIONS DIVERSES. Un signé René ROY 1917. - TEXTES DE TRES BELLE QUALITE LITTERAIRE. - MARCEL LEGRAS est un Ingénieur Mécanicien, auteur de "LA MANUTENTION MECANIQUE", Coll. Armand Colin, Section du Génie Civil Paris 1934. Mots clés : [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Dialogues of Fontenelle

      The Egoist, London., 1917. First edition. Small octavo. 54 pages. Original pale yellow wrappers lettered in black. Scarce.Cover slightly rubbed and faded at edges. Faint diagonal crease on lower wrapper. Very good indeed and rarely met in such bright condition.

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        Das Flugblatt. Hefte [I]-V [alles Erschienene].

      \"Wien, Anzengruber-Vlg. u. ab H.3: Vlg. \"\"Das Flugblatt\"\" (Stern & Steiner) 1917-1918.\" 2°. Je Hft. 12 S. (in unterschiedlichem Format und Papierqualität). Ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Vereinz. etw. angestaubt, insgesamt sehr schön erhalten. \"Raabe, Zeitschriften 31; Dietzel/Hügel 2, 978. Heft 1: Frühjahr 1917; H.2: Sommer 1917; H.3: März 1918; H.4: Mai 1918; H.5: Herbst 1918. Seltene, unregelmäßig erschienene, literarische Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen expressionistischer Dichter. Enthält Gedichte, Erzählungen und Anmerkungen. Text zweispaltig gedruckt im größeren Format als der \"\"Ruf\"\", dem die Zeitschrift ähnelt. Programmatische Äußerung Fontanas, der als Wegbereiter des österreichischen Expressionismus gilt, in Heft 3 (S.11): \"\"..Dichtung ist das Wahrhaftigste der Welt und der Dichter ist der menschlichste Mensch..Wieder das Gefühl der Dichtung, für den Dichter zu wecken, ihre verantwortungsvolle Gewissensnotwendigkeit zu zeigen - das ist Ziel des Flugblattes\"\". - Beiträger sind u.a. Max Brod, Paris von Gütersloh, Walther Hasenclever, Max Mell, Rene Schickele, Anton Schnack, Paul Zech.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Expressionismus, Literatur, Belletristik

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        Prufrock and Other Observations

      London: The Egoist Press, 1917. FIRST EDITION. Very good. 8vo. 40 pp. Original buff wrappers, printed in black, light rubbing to joints and spine tips, traces of tanning from wrappers to facing pages, a little nicked at foot of spine, a gently read copy free from all creasing and markings inside and out. Preserved in a cloth case. What can one say about "Prufrock" save that it may be argued convincingly that it signals the birth of Modernism? This is the first edition of T.S. Eliot's first book, published in an edition of 500 copies. As is well known, parts of the title poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" appeared in the 1906 issue of the Harvard Advocate. In England Eliot read the entire poem to Ezra Pound, who in 1915 stated that it was "The best poem I have yet had or seen from an American. Pray God it be not a single and unique success," and thank God it wasn't. In 1922 Eliot's immortal "Waste Land" emerged, but "Prufrock" was his first and most important work, an incalculable influence on the world of letters. With some very minor faults, an excellent copy, suitable for exhibition. Connolly, The Modern Movement 30. Gallup A1. Hayward 331.

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      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER by the Brothers Grimm. London: Constable (1917). Folio (9 1/2 x 12"), grey cloth with pictorial label stamped in gold, top edge gilt, slight bit of rubbing and slight rubbing of spine ends else Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM COMPLETE WITH THE ADDITIONAL SIGNED COLOR PLATE IN THE ENVELOPE! Illustrated by Rackham with 13 beautiful tipped-in color plates (one more than in the trade edition) plus pictorial endpapers and 43 black & whites to accompany 40 fairy tales. This is an excellent copy of a very hard to find limited edition with great Rackham illustrations, rarely found complete with the extra color plate. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      R. Scuola Tip. e di Arti Affini, 1917. 3 spessi voll. in-8° (cm. 21,5x14); pp. XVI, 2162, (1 di errata) a numerazione continua + 20 TAVOLE (tutte numerate; 7 a colori; 3 più volte ripieg.). Con 998 ILLUSTRAZIONI (foto e disegni) b.n. n.t. Testo inquadrato da filetto rosso. In fine, fitta bibliogr. Strumento prezioso. Opera celebre, storicamente insuperata. Edizione originale e unica. Esemplare praticamente introvabile in queste eccezionali condizioni di magazzino tipografico, intonso e ancora a fascicoli sciolti senza fori di cucitura in attesa della legatura.

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        ALSs - 4 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift.

      Überlingen, Breslau und Feldberger Hof im Schwarzwald 2.IX,1917 bis 5.II.1919. 8Seiten gr.-8 und quer-8. Ludwig Kohl-Larsen (1884-1969), Mediziner, Ethnologe, Prähistoriker und Forschungsreisender. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg bei Übersendung von Gesteinsproben und Versteinerungen, die er in seiner Dienstzeit als Feld-Oberarzt in Persien gesammelt hatte.Überlingen 2.IX.1917. "... Ich lege Ihnen 2 Karten ... bei, in denen ich die Fundstellen der Gesteine u. Versteinerungen aus dem persischen bereisten Gebiete durch Zeichen kenntlich machte. Eine Karte aus Mesopot steht mir z. Z. nicht zur Verfügung ...Leider hatte ich, da ich immer mit der Truppe reiten mußte (Marschordnung!) nicht genügend Zeit, den Spuren näher nachzugehen ..."Breslau 29.IX.1917. "... Ich ... glaube es bestimmt zu wissen, daß von den besuchten Punkten bis jetzt noch keine Versteinerungen nach Hause gebracht worden sind u. es freut mich daher doppelt, wenn sich das Alter der Schichten bestimmen ließe ..."Breslau 9.X.1917. "... Selbstverständlich stehen unbegrenzt lange die Karten zur Verfügung. Ich brauche sie nur später als Ergänzung zu meinen Tagebüchern, wenn der Krieg zu Ende ist ...Gestern habe ich erfahren, daß ich von der Türkei aus wieder angefordert bin u. es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, daß ich in allernächster Zeit wieder zu unseren 'Bundesgenossen' gehe. Ich bin immerhin sehr froh, ein nicht so beschränktes Arbeitsgebiet zu bekommen, da mir die heimischen Verhältnisse nicht so liegen. Besonders das Leben in der Garnison ..."Feldberger Hof 5.II.1919 (auf einem Feldpostkarten-Vordruck). "... Vor einigen Tagen via Italien-Schweiz aus der Türkei zurückgekehrt, erlaube ich mir, Ihnen noch als Ergänzung der Sammlung von 17 inliegend ein paar Versteinerungen zu übersenden, die aus Sachan / Kurdistan stammen ..."Beiliegend der Duschschlag eines Antwortbriefes von Salomon-Calvi (5.X.1917).

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        Water Colour Rendering Suggestions by Plate Book - Guerin, Jules and Maxfield Parrish

      Cleveland: J. H. Jansen, 1917. First edition. Loose Sheets. Good +. Book consists of plates on verso along with 45 loose color plates, 7 by Maxfield Parrish and the remainder by Jules Guerin all laid in to a hard folder with decorated printed paper label to front cover. Tie is there, but shortened, but likely from 1917. Folder shows some light wear. Contents missing seven plates, and in very good or better condition. Each plate measures 9 x 6.5" wide. Quite scarce

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        Lion Head

      Germany: np, 1917. No Binding. Fine. Kuhnert, Wilhelm. Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. Offered herewith is a lively head study of a lion. A thick maned adult lion heady study. Original signed etching with artist's stamp. Reportedly limited to 30 examples, some numbered, with a stamp. Ref. p plate 57 page 102 in The Animal Art of Wilhelm Kuhnert. Image size 6 3/4 x 9 1/8. Plate size 7 x 9 1/4 Single mat. 12 1/4 x 14 1/2. Nicely framed in sculpted wood. 14 1/2 x 16 3/4. A small but impressive piece. Uncommon. Substantial additional postage required (especially for outside the US).

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        The Complete Writings

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1917. 14 volumes, 8vo. Plates by Gordon Grant. Contemporary brown half morocco, cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Stain at foot of volume 13, otherwise a fresh, bright, and clean set.

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        To Turn the Tide. The Goals of President Kennedys First Legislative Year, as Revealed in His Statements and Addresses from His Election Through the 1961 Adjournment of Congress. Mit einem Vorwort von Carl Sandburg und einer speziellen Einführung von Präsident Kennedy.

      235 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz Signatur des ehemaligen US-Präsidenten. Beiliegend ein "Certificate of Authenticity" der McDuff Company. John Fitzgerald Jack Kennedy (* 29. Mai 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts - + 22. November 1963 in Dallas, Texas), aufgrund seiner Initialen auch JFK genannt, war von 1961 bis 1963 der 35. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten und Mitglied der Demokratischen Partei. Kennedy war der jüngste ins Amt gewählte und der insgesamt zweitjüngste US-Präsident (nach Theodore Roosevelt, der als Vizepräsident nach der Ermordung William McKinleys automatisch ins Präsidentenamt nachrückte). Zudem war er der bislang einzige Katholik in diesem Amt. Die Hintergründe seiner Ermordung 1963 sind bis heute umstritten.

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        The Human Drift

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1917 - [Viii], 184 Pp.+ Ads At Rear. One Of 3056 Copies Printed. 1917 Date On Copyright And Title Pages. Reddish Brown Cloth Stamped In Gilt. First Printing. Near Fine: Cloth Clean And Unfaded, Color Bright, Rubbing Only At Corners, Loss Of Part Of Gilt In Part Of A Few Letters On Front Cover, Due To Very Faint Water Spots At Top.No Names Or Marks; No Fading To Spine Cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Osebergfundet. I - V. . Under redaksjon av A. W. Brøgger, Hj. Falk, Haakon Schetelig.

      Kristiania/Oslo 1917/2006. Folio. Rikt illustrert. Originalbind. Pent sett. Dette verket er trykt i 715 nummererte eksemplarer. Har også med tekstilbindet fra 2006.

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        Materialy po agrarnomu voprosu [Documents on the land question].

      St. Petersburg, Priboi, 1917. - 32 pp. Original printed self-wrappers. 8vo. First and only edition of a brochure that gathers six of Lenin's articles and speeches on the agrarian question, from April to October 1917, as well as two Bolshevik decrees on the matter. During this period, the Bolsheviks had widely disseminated Lenin's demand for complete nationalization of the land, which helped garner broad support for the Bolshevik cause among the Russian peasants. - Wrappers detached; old Soviet bookstore mark to last page; internally good. KVK and OCLC locate copies at Chicago, Harvard, Hoover, Indiana, Melbourne, Michigan, Ohio State, Yale, the British Library, IISG, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and the Swedish National Library. The copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is marked a war loss. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Abridged Arabic Grammar

      with One Hundred and City Simple Conversational Sentences and a Vocabulary of Two Thousand Five Hundred Words. Second edition. Square 8vo. Very good in cloth-backed printed boards, ownership inscription to front free endpaper. [viii], 294pp. Aden, Special Prison Press,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Dokumentenmappe aus kaiserlichem russischem Hause.

      380 x 270 mm. Weinroter gefütterter, genarbter OMaroquin-Einband mit goldgeprägtem russischem Staatswappen (77 x 65 mm) auf Vorderdeckel Innenbezüge aus rotem Seiden-Moiré. Gering berieben bzw. am Hinterdeckel beschabt Kanten des Innenbezugs mit Fehlstellen. Die Mappe, gefertigt von der Lederwarenfabrikation Samuel Baechli am Newski-Prospekt in St. Petersburg (bestand bis 1917 ihr goldgeprägter Stempel am Fuß des hinteren Spiegels), diente der Aufnahme von Dokumenten, die der Zaren-Hof einem erlauchten Adressaten zugedacht hatte.

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        Halbmonatsschrift für das politische, wirtschaftliche und geistige Leben im gesamten Osten. Jahrgänge 1-5 (= Bände I bis X von 17) in 6 Bänden.

      Berlin, Der Neue Orient, 1917/22. - Mit 1 farbigen lithographischen Tafel sowie einigen Karten und Tabellen, Halbleinenbände der Zeit, 29,5 x 14,5 cm, Rücken von 3 Bänden verblichen, innen gebräunt. Interessante Zeitschrift, anfangs aufgrund der Gegnerschaft im 1. Weltkrieg anti-britisch und anti-französisch ausgerichtet auf eine Infragestellung deren kolonialen Bestrebungen im Nahen und Mittleren Osten, später dann ausgerichtet auf Fragestellungen in Bezug auf Unabhängigkeitsbestrebungen, Nationalismus, Kommunismus und Islam.

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        Vyatskaya glinyanaya igrushka v risunkakh: raskraska risunkov ruchnaya, yachnymi kraskami, tochno skopirovannymi s podlinnikov (Clay Toys from the Region of Viatka. Drawings hand-coloured by the Author, colour in egg, exact reproduction of the originals)

      Moscow: Alexei Ivanovitch Denchine, 1917. Denchine, Alexei Ivanovitch. Small quarto. Title-page with limitation on verso, 21pp. of Russian text lithographed in sepia from the author's calligraphy. Cover illustration and fifty tipped-in plates of terra cotta toys, hand-colored by Denchine and heightened with gold. The plates are numbered 1-51. First edition of the first monograph on one of the most famous symbols of Russian folk art. Despite a stated limitation of 300 copies, it is likely that much fewer were actually produced considering the amount of work required for each copy. The graphic artist, painter, illustrator and author Alexei Ivanovitch Denchine (or Den'shin) (1893-1948) exhibited paintings from the age of seventeen; he participated, along with Kandinsky, Rodchenko and others, in the great travelling exhibition of 1921. A great rarity of Russian book art. Original green wrappers, first side illustrated in lithography with pasted illustration hand-coloured by the artist, stab-sewn with a thick multi-colored cord. Some minor soiling and wear to wrappers, else an extraordinary copy, which retains its original board slipcase, with hand-decorations. (Lévèque & Plantureux, p. 42).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1917 - 1917 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition

      1917. Hi, This lot is an 1917 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The World War One Hardbacks are very rare, especially in this condition. The boarda are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt to the front and the spine, one tiny bit of rubbing can be seen to the bottom left of the front board by the spine) to the top, the rear board is near perfect and the spine gilt is very bright and original. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. Name to pastedown top and internally a nice clean book. This book is as good as mine on my shelf, if not better, my copy has a slightly darker spine cloth but it is signed by Pardon (if you prefer that one , please email me as I cant decide which one to own). A rare Wisden in superb condition (++) and a very nice price.

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        Air Power Naval Military Commercial

      Portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Chapman and Hall Ltd.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        Keep Him Free; Buy War Savings Stamps

      Ketterlinus, Philadelphia 1917 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 30 x 20 inches. This eye-catching poster features a bald eagle framed in a royal blue background. From its nest below, warplanes pour from hangars, flying towards the viewer. Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) was a wildlife illustrator from Rochester, New York, who produced a number of animal-themed posters during WWI. Good condition. Minor tear at bottom edge. Minor foxing.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Greatest Mother in the World

      Red Cross, New York - Original poster. Color lithograph. 27.27 x 20.25 inches. This famous World War I propaganda poster was issued to promote the Red Cross in circa 1917 and was one of the most famous Red Cross posters during the war. It features a monumental Red Cross nurse cradling a wounded soldier on a stretcher. Evoking Michelangelo's Pieta where Mary holds the baby Jesus, this poster proved to be highly effective. A large Red Cross is seen in the top left with text at the bottom reading "The Greatest Mother in the World". While men signed up to fight at the front, women were encouraged to help the war efforts in supporting roles. This poster reportedly encouraged millions of Americans to join the Red Cross. Created by Alonzo Earl Foringer. This poster in is good condition with minor edge wear and foxing. Original linen backing.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Library of Philosophical Translations

      - London - Philip Lee Warner, 1917 Book. Good. Hardcover. A selection of English translations of Plotinus' works. Translated by Stephen Mackenna, a linguist and important translator as he introduced Plotinian philosophy to a new generation of readers. Plotinus was a major philosopher of the Roman empire. The following works are present to this set: Plotinus: The Ethical TreatisesPlotinus: Psychic & Physical TreatisesPlotinus: On The Nature of The SoulPlotinus: The Divine Mind Volume IV has additional spine label and title label tipped in to the rear. Volumes I-III have a notice to the verso of title page stating that 1000 copies of the work were printed on rag paper. This set comprises of only the first four works tothis series. There were eventually five volumes, with the fifth volume a collaboration between Mackenna and B. S Page. Condition: In original quarter cloth bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Some marks to boards and minor rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Spine labels are faded. Spine label to volume I is chipped and lifting. Some offsetting to endpapers. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Volume IV is uncut at top edge. Pages are bright with the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        POEMS 1914-1916. Privately Printed.

      1917. 70 pages. Original printed stiff wrappers. Worn at spine and beginning to split; some pages unopened. Loosely laid in are the six pages of Preface, taken from another copy, extensively annotated by Leonard in ink, and with some crossings-out. They begin: '...Introduction to a volume of political poems printed just before the outbreak of hostilities and of course suppressed. Sometimes I hope to be able to send you a copy (I have the entire edition in me private Ratskeller!). In general I feel that 1918-1920 has proved my case only with too tragic completeness!' The pages are somewhat worn and chipped. This copy came from the library of Ethel Talbot Scheffauer, and it is probably to her, or to her husband, the poet, Herman George Scheffauer, that he is addressing his remarks.The Preliminary Note to the book states: 'These pages were in the hands of the printer many weeks ago.... We have severed diplomatic relations and may be at war to-morrow.... Hence I have withdrawn these pages from publication and had a few copies struck off merely as tokens for such personal friends as best know how deeply.... I have suffered in spirit.'

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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      Stokes 1917 - ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS, Stokes, 1917, first edition, a near fine copy. From the estate of Stanley Sebastain Kresge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Sitwwell's Early Primary Vehicle] Wheels, 1917, "Second Cycle," [together with] Wheels, 1918, "Third Cycle."

      B. H. Blackwell 1917; 1918, Oxford - Two separate volumes, cloth backed color pictorial paper covered boards (by C. W. Beaumont). "Wheels," a primarily vehicle for Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell's early entry into the modernist literary scene. Most of the poets for Wheels were friends of the Sitwells: Helen Rootham, Nancy Cunard, Iris Tree, Aldous Huxley, and Wilfrid Owen. The few works of visual art in the magazine show connections to Futurism and Vorticism. Two of the scare early works, very good with corners bumped, sl. cover wear. Both signed by "Herbert Cave." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

      Macmillan and Co., London 1917 - The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, with fine lithograph plates by Arthur Rackham, first limited signed edition, one of 500 copies only, 1917. Gorgeous recent white vellum with gilt cover and spine, TEG, deckled, frequently illustrated with lithographs, all on cream mounts, with captioned tissues, text on watermarked English handmade paper (Holbein). A gorgeous near fine copy, with only a little occasional spotting to tissues and slight offsetting from plate mounts, typical to this antiquarian illustrated edition, otherwise, entirely unmarked contents and bright fine vellum covers. A spectacular copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Garland Books]
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      , 1917. 1917. Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to Japanese tissue paper and then tipped to board, 11 x 14 inches with window overmat, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the tissue beneath the image by the photographer, and with her initials in the lower right corner of the photograph.Printed in red crayon on the blank reverse of the original mat are the numbers 741, possibly her method of identifying the print.Aside from light toning to the original mat, this print is in fine condition. This print was made at the very beginning of her career while still a student at the Clarence White School of Photography. It is signed with her married name, Doris U. Jaeger, and dated '17. By 1921, after her divorce to Dr. Jaeger, she returned to her maiden name and signed her work, Doris Ulmann. Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only signed those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits.

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        Proekt pis'ma k Internatsionalu (Pervaia Maevka v svobodnoi Rossii) [Draft for a letter to the International (The first May Day celebration in liberated Russia)].

      Petrograd, Knigoizdatel'stvo, 1917. - 8vo (17.8 × 12 cm). Original staple-stitched self-wrappers; 32 pp. Six vignettes throughout the text. Scarce pamphlet representing an account of the first May-Day activities held in the newly "liberated" Russia, after the February Revolution of 1917. In a highly graphic and solemn text, the author, who was likely using a pseudonym, announces the grandeur with which Russian workers would celebrate the first international workers' day in the Soviet Union: "You will see the unfurled red banners, which will cover the entire Russian land, the land which was thus far reddened only with the people's blood, spilled by the former, now overthrown regime." The book further contains a fictionalized, imaginary account of what the first May 1st celebrations will look like, as well as a narrative of a suppressed factory demonstration held before the Revolution. The author also provides a historical sketch of the history of the International Workers' Day. Finally, the book concludes with the Russian text of an early revolutionary First-of-May song, "Vremia ne terpit." - Rust to staple; else very good. An important, striking document on the history of the official May Day celebrations which took place throughout the Soviet Union. KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Swedish National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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