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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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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER by the Brothers Grimm. NY: Dodd Mead (1917). Thick 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), red gilt cloth, tiny margin creases on some plates else FINE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE ON COVER (box one flap repaired). First edition. 40 fairy tales newly illustrated by Rackham with with 12 beautiful tipped-in color plates, 43 black and white drawings plus pictorial endpapers. Rare in the box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIZIONARIO ESEGETICO, TECNICO E STORICO per le ARTI GRAFICHE, con speciale riguardo alla TIPOGRAFIA.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Le Colonne]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.'

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        ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS

      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]

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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]

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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]

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        PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN

      , 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]

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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. 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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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London, 1917. The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named.The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot.Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of:Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz… The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor.LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name.MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities as a member of Scott's Discovery expedition was to keep records of the voyage. A recipient of the Polar Medal, Barne "had been a shipmate of Scott on the Majestic… [and] was appointed second officer by the committee in June 1900. His duties including assisting Armitage with magnetic studies and taking charge of deep-sea temperature research," (Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic Expedition, Baughman). An Antarctic cape, glacier and inlet are named after him.GEORGE FRANCIS ARTHUR MULOCK (1882-1963; "George F.A. Mulock"). Mulock had joined the relief vessel Morning that resupplied Scott's ships in the Antarctic. In 1902, he came aboard the Discovery to replace Ernest Shackleton who had fallen ill. Mulock served as a surveyor and cartographer during the mission, publishing his results as Survey Work of the National Antarctic, 1901-04, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. He had a distinguished career in both World War I and II, during which time he was held captive by the Japanese. The Mulock Inlet and Glacier are named in his honor.Marine biologist THOMAS VERE HODGSON (1864-1926; "T.V. Hodgson") did pioneering work aboard the Discovery and was the first person to describe the Antarctic's deep sea floor. Prior to joining the Discovery, he had been a member of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901). Cape Hodgson in the Ross Archipelago is named after him.Royal Navy officer REGINALD W. SKELTON (1872-1956; "Reginald W. Skelton") was the Discovery's chief engineer and official photographer. Despite the long-standing friendship between Scott and Skelton, he was passed over as second-in-command on Scott's fatal 1910 Terra Nova expedition. An Antarctic inlet and three glaciers are named in his honor.CYRIL LONGHURST ("Cyril Longhurst") was the secretary of the Discovery expedition and served as best man at Shackleton's wedding. Mount Cyril in Antarctica is named after him.HARTLEY TRAVERS FERRAR (1879-1932; "H.T. Ferrar") was born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and educated as a geologist in England. A relatively young and inexperienced member of the voyage, Ferrar met the woman he would marry while the Discovery was docked in New Zealand. His expedition duties included making geological surveys, classifying what became known as the Ferrar or Beacon sandstone layer and discovering the first Antarctic fossils. He later conducted geological research in Egypt, Palestine and New Zealand. The Ferrar Glacier is named for him. Following the Discovery expedition, Royds continued his career in the Royal Navy. While commanding the battleship HMS Emperor of India, he was given our lovely sterling silver platter to honor his marriage to Mary Louisa Blane, a widow and retired actress. After the war, Royds was an instructor at the Admiralty, retiring from the navy as a rear-admiral. Thereafter, he enjoyed a second career as deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for which he received a knighthood.A unique object. Professionally polished and in fine condition save a few very faint scuffs.

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        AN ANNUAL OF NEW POETRY

      London: Constable and Company Ltd. 1917. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original grey paper covered boards with titles in red to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Mild spotting to the text block edge and rear endpapers. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is lightly chipped at the tips of the darkened spine which is correctly priced 5/- net. Edward Thomas contributes 18 poems to this volume, 11 of which are published for the first time and all of which were later collected in Last Poems (1918). Robert Frost contributes 6 poems. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties, California

      The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1917 - Two volumes Quarto. re-backed to period with three-quarter black morocco over original black cloth, spines lettered in gilt with raised bands, all edges marbled, patterned endpapers. Illustrated with portraits and photographs. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London, 1917. The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named. The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot. Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of: Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz... The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor. LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name. MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities as a member of Scott's Discovery expedition was to keep records of the voyage. A recipient of the Polar Medal, Barne "had been a shipmate of Scott on the Majestic... [and] was appointed second officer by the committee in June 1900. His duties including assisting Armitage with magnetic studies and taking charge of deep-sea temperature research," (Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic Expedition, Baughman). An Antarctic cape, glacier and inlet are named after him. GEORGE FRANCIS ARTHUR MULOCK (1882-1963; "George F.A. Mulock"). Mulock had joined the relief vessel Morning that resupplied Scott's ships in the Antarctic. In 1902, he came aboard the Discovery to replace Ernest Shackleton who had fallen ill. Mulock served as a surveyor and cartographer during the mission, publishing his results as Survey Work of the National Antarctic, 1901-04, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. He had a distinguished career in both World War I and II, during which time he was held captive by the Japanese. The Mulock Inlet and Glacier are named in his honor. Marine biologist THOMAS VERE HODGSON (1864-1926; "T.V. Hodgson") did pioneering work aboard the Discovery and was the first person to describe the Antarctic's deep sea floor. Prior to joining the Discovery, he had been a member of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901). Cape Hodgson in the Ross Archipelago is named after him. Royal Navy officer REGINALD W. SKELTON (1872-1956; "Reginald W. Skelton") was the Discovery's chief engineer and official photographer. Despite the long-standing friendship between Scott and Skelton, he was passed over as second-in-command on Scott's fatal 1910 Terra Nova expedition. An Antarctic inlet and three glaciers are named in his honor. CYRIL LONGHURST ("Cyril Longhurst") was the secretary of the Discovery expedition and served as best man at Shackleton's wedding. Mount Cyril in Antarctica is named after him. HARTLEY TRAVERS FERRAR (1879-1932; "H.T. Ferrar") was born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and educated as a geologist in England. A relatively young and inexperienced member of the voyage, Ferrar met the woman he would marry while the Discovery was docked in New Zealand. His expedition duties included making geological surveys, classifying what became known as the Ferrar or Beacon sandstone layer and discovering the first Antarctic fossils. He later conducted geological research in Egypt, Palestine and New Zealand. The Ferrar Glacier is named for him. Following the Discovery expedition, Royds continued his career in the Royal Navy. While commanding the battleship HMS Emperor of India, he was given our lovely sterling silver platter to honor his marriage to Mary Louisa Blane, a widow and retired actress. After the war, Royds was an instructor at the Admiralty, retiring from the navy as a rear-admiral. Thereafter, he enjoyed a second career as deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for which he received a knighthood. A unique object. Professionally polished and in fine condition save a few very faint scuffs.

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        The King of Hedjaz and Arab Independence: With a Facsimile of the Proclamation of June 27, 1916. Together with the Proclamation issued at Baghdad by Lieut.-General Sir Stanley Maude, after the occupation of that city by the British Forces

      Hayman, Christy & Lilly, Ltd, London 1917 - First edition. Small octavo. 14, [2]pp., frontispiece portrait of King Hussein, folding facsimile of the Proclamation. Stapled printed wrappers. Corners of wrappers slightly bumped, else near fine. Important publication of the Proclamation. OCLC seems to locate no copies in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London 1917 - The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named.The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot.Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of:Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz? The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor.LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name.MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities

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        Hand-corrected typed draft, 8 pp, ca. 1917-18. Draft for an article comparing quarterbacks to military pilots, heavily corrected throughout in Camp's own hand, and titled by Camp at the top, 'The Aviator, the Quarterback of War's Gridiron.'

      1917 - At the time, Camp was a member of the Navy Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, and his article was published in the January 1918 issue of Flying. Both the Army and Navy adopted Camp's system of physical training, which became known as the 'Daily Dozen'-a set of twelve simple exercises which were to be done every day, and could be completed in a matter of minutes. In part: 'The aviator is for the army or navy the eyes and nerves of the team . . . we should look after his physical, mental and nervous condition with at least the same solicitude as that shown by coaches and trainers in the case of a star quarterback . . . Every man in the army and navy should be should be strong, enduring and supple . . . The aviator is for the most part confined, especially in handling a gun, to movements in a sitting position where suppleness of the body and ability to work in a confined and possibly awkward positions of the greatest value. This ability may be very largely increased through certain exercises which at the same time have also a very favorable effect upon the physical condition of the man.' Camp goes on to list eight points important for developing an efficient exercise regiment, and adds three handwritten paragraphs at the conclusion, in part: 'Shall we not begin at once to take care of the quarterbacks, the eyes and nerves of that greater team of ours which is now going out upon war's gridiron?' An autographed Camp quotation sold at Heritage in 2006 for $1,434, a letter at Robert Edwards last year only brought $600 but REA said it was the first Camp letter they'd seen. Camp's fame today rests upon his contributions to the game of football. Camp, who was a star player at Yale, later enjoyed a successful coaching career at both Yale (1888-1892) and Stanford (1894-1895). During his seven-year coaching tenure, he was responsible for many of the early innovations in the game and won three National Championships. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED FIFTY IMAGES, MOST DEPICTING THE 1st NEW YORK CAVALRY REGIMENT STATIONED ON THE TEXAS BORDER WITH MEXICO DURING THE BORDER WAR IN 1916-1917]

      [Texas, 1917. 248 silver gelatin photographs, most approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Oblong quarto. Black cloth album, front board blindstamped. Light wear to cloth and hinges, corners bumped. Photos mounted directly onto black card stock, mounts somewhat chipped at edges not affecting images. Several newspaper clipping laid in. Some photos with slight mirroring. About very good. An extensive album of about two hundred fifty photographs, of which one hundred fifty-eight depict the the New York National Guard's 1st Cavalry Regiment as it was stationed along the Texas-Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution. By this juncture, Mexican forces under Pancho Villa 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. The entirety of the New York National Guard was ordered to the Texas border in June 1916 in response to further attacks by Villa and his revolutionaries on Texas towns. During this period the New York units of the National Guard were considered to be the finest in the country. Its nine regiments of infantry, two of artillery, and one of cavalry were deployed to McAllen, Texas, as the 6th Division where it established its headquarters and proceeded to establish defensive positions along the southern Rio Grande, and had begun cavalry patrols by the middle of July. The album depicts a broad range of the cavalry unit's activities, including a large selection of images from life in camp, various camp structures such bivouacs, mess tents, horse corrals, and living quarters. It also shows the men in training and on operations, in mounted drills and patrols, assembling in military automobiles and trucks, and herding cattle, amongst other activities. There are several images of the unit in transport, both as part of a wagon train, and by railroad, in train cars graffitied with pictures of American soldiers chasing Mexican bandits. There are a number of trooper portraits in various stages of activity, and both mounted and dismounted. Finally, there are several town and city views, including those in McAllen and in Corpus Christi. The final section of the album is comprised of family photos and images from a family trip to Europe. An excellent visual record for one of the few cavalry troops to participate in the Border War with Mexico.

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        PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN

      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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        Salonika Fire 18 19th August 1917

      Photographed by Royal Flying Corps and Survey Company, R.E. Oblong 8vo. 16 photographs laid down on individual leaves with printed captions. Original printed folding wrappers. np, c.

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        [Broadside]: Save a Loaf a Week. Help Win the War

      New York: The W.F. Powers Co. Litho, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. 21" x 29". Printed in black and red. Art by Fred G. Cooper. Old folds, small nears and nicks at the folds, else near fine. A nice copy of an uncommon poster. OCLC locates no copies.

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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

      [No place]: Reprinted by Special Permission of John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. Approximately 11" x 14". Printed in red and blue. Old folds, uniform age-toning, else about fine. A poetry broadside pledge for small children, with a place for the child's signature, promising to eat foods that were in plentiful supply. OCLC locates three copies.

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