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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées. Recueillis et illustrés par Edmond Dulac.

      L'édition d'art H. Piazza,, Paris, 1917 - Paris, L'édition d'art H. Piazza, (1917). 4°. (2) Bl., 149 S., (1) Bl. Mit 15 montierten Farbtafeln, mit Deckblättern. Alle Titel und Tafeln mit ornamnetalen Rahmen, jede Seite mit ornamentalen Bordüren oben und unten. Privater brauner Maroquin-Einband mit Streicheisen-Dekor (E. Schädelin), illustrierte Original-Broschur eingebunden, Kopfgoldschnitt. Monod 3122. - Eines von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Japan, vom Künstler signiert. In bestem Zustand, die Farbtafeln und das Papier frisch. - Rücken leicht verblasst. Privater brauner Maroquin-Einband mit Streicheisen-Dekor (E. Schädelin), illustrierte Original-Broschur eingebunden, Kopfgoldschnitt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées, recueillis et illustrés (IN FRANZÖSISCHER SPRACHE)

      Paris, L‘Édition D‘Art, H. Piazza 1917 - mit einem illustrierten Titel und 15 ganzseitigen montierten Abbildungen auf Tafeln, 149 paginierte Seiten und 2 nichtnummerierte Seiten mit Inhalts- und Illustrationsverzeichnis, IN DER PRESSE NUMMERIERTE NR. 92 (von insgesamt 1000 Stück). Dieses Exemplar ist im Unterschied zu den Exemplaren der Normal-Ausgabe VON DULAC IM IMPRESSUM VOLL SIGNIERTES EXEMPLAR; der Buchblock ein wenig gelockert und der Einband am Rücken lädiert (mit Fehlstelle) Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 24x31, graubraune farbig illustrierte O (Interims-)Broschur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Baldreit]
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        Captain Gault. Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain

      London: Eveleigh Nash Company Limited, 1917 - Collection of crime stories, narrated by the scrupulous smuggler and ladies' man, Captain Gault. Scarce First edition. 8vo. [i]-xi, [xii, blank], 13-303 pp. Red cloth, spine and upper board titled in black. Text block somewhat toned. Very good. Hubin p. 207; Currey p. 242 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Le Caravansérail. (Scènes de la Vie cosmopolite)

      Lemerre, Paris 1917 - In-8 (197 x 140 mm), maroquin brun, dos janséniste à cinq nerfs, dentelle intérieure, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés. Edition originale. Un des 50 exemplaires sur Hollande (N°22). Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Madame Pierre Nalot sur le faux-titre. Très bon état. // Octavo (197 x 140 mm), brown morocco, jansenist spine raised on five bands, dentelle inside, top edge gilt, uncut, soft cover and spine preserved. First edition. One of the 50 copies on Holland paper (Nr 22). Signed autograph dedication of the author to Madame Pierre Nalot on half title. Very good condition.

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        The Manor of Blackbrooke from 1267 to 1920 (MSS)

      Author, 1917 In light brown cloth, corners and edges a little rubbed and bumped, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Spine has not title, a little cloth loss at base, edges worn and bumped. Internally, bookplate of MNJ to fep, typed title, half title, followed by dedication, followed by 2 pages detailing the dedication, 2 page introduction by the author, followed by a typed history of the estate detailing the personalities who owned it, including the judge who condemned Lady Jane Grey to death, Sir Richard Morgan, chapel of St Noe, church of St Bridget, a list of all the paintings held, details of early wall paper etc etc. Dedicated to the 4 grandsons of Brigadier General Sir Owen and Lady Thomas (nee Pershouse) who all died either just before or during WW1. Fascinating! Should be in a museum! Typed manuscript and probably the only copy produced!

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        Die Physikalischen Grundlagen der Höhennavigation : Für die führer und höhensteuermänner von Luftschiffen sowie für freiballonführer

      München: Verlag von R. Oldenbourg. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1917. Hardcover. Cloth soil, a few corner creases, light tone. Solid hardcover. ; Noffsinger G31, World War I Aviation : a bibliography. WW1 German book, dedicated to author's instructor, Count von Zeppelin, explains the physics of gases & the control of airships. ; 161 pages .

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        The Novels and Tales.

      New York, Charles Scribner, 1907 - 1917 - 26 volumes, octavo (210 × 140 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in red half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Pages nice and clean, three volumes have been sympathetically rebacked with the original spines laid down, some light rubbing to spines but overall in excellent condition. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume. The New York edition. The first collected edition complete with the two pendent volumes separately issued in 1917. Rare in such an attractive contemporary binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Wild Swans at Coole, other verses and a play in verse

      Cuala Press, Churchtown, Dundrum, 1917 - One of 400 copies Covers very slightly faded at extreme upper edges, otherwise an exceptionally nice copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and a Play in Verse.

      Churchtown, The Cuala Press. 1917. - Limited edition; 8vo; original linen-backed blue paper boards, upper cover lettered in black, paper label on spine. Edition of 400. Loosely inserted is a receipt from the Cuala Press to Cecil Harmsworth, the Liberal politician and associate of Yeats. Also inserted is the first prospectus from the Press dated April 1904, a 1906 list of books and a pamphlet on the Dun Emer Industries. Very good with edges of the boards and the endpapers a little faded.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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        The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and a Play. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      Dundrum: The Cuala Press. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some pages uncut. Some fading to covers along extremities. Ink inscription to fep. Some loss to text of paper title panel to spine. 1917. Limited Edition [of 400 copies]. Cream cloth spine on grey paper-covered boards. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 48pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Chinese Nightingale and Other Poems

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1917. First. First edition. A trifle rubbed, very near fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Susan E. Wilcox with the constant affection and admiration of Nicholas Vachel Lindsay. November 17, 1917. Springfield, Illinois." Wilcox was Lindsay's English teacher at Springfield High School, and to whom (according to his biographer Edgar Lee Masters): "he was attached for life, calling her his best and most understanding friend," and who was probably the first and greatest influence on him as a poet. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Western Front : Drawings / by Muirhead Bone ; with an Introduction by Sir Douglas Haig - 10 Parts Bound in 2 Volumes [Complete]

      London : Published By Authority Of The War Office From The Offices Of "country Life," Ltd. 1917 - Vol. 2: With text by C. E. Montague. Some of the plates are coloured. Finely bound in modern half cal over buckram boards. Title directly gilt-blocked. Raised bands with gilt cross-borders. An impeccable copy; highly uncommon in such polished condition. From the print library of Elmer Adler with plate. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Les Pieces Condamnees de Charles Baudelaire: Ornees de Douze Bois de Daragnes [et] Double Suite des Bois de Daragnes

      Chez Leharanger-Coq, Paris 1917 - Printed wraps. Number X from a limited edition of XII copies on Japanese vellum, signed by Daragnes, and sold with a small original pencil and ink drawing, and additional suite of plates (loose, in printed wraps). Wraps of both volumes a bit dusty, and lightly chipped and wrinkled along the edges -- but contents are overall bright and clean, suitable for display, with just occasionally some light rubbing or wrinkling along the edges. Very handsome, indeed. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      Frederick Warne and Co., London 1917 - [7], 52pp, [2], original boards. Title to spine, title to head of upper cover, author and publisher to foot, in between is a rectangular panel with rounded corners into which an illustration of Appley Dappley is laid on, illustrated endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, page forty-four is slightly rubbed, otherwise internally bright and clean. Frontispiece and fourteen full page illustrations in colour (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined, cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title to spine, title and author to upper cover with the illustration from the front cover of the book replicated onto the front cover of the box. Box is very slightly rubbed to extremities. Quinby 23 (with the endpapers matching plates XII and XIV), Linder, pages 225-239 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Life, Art, and Letters of George Inness

      Century Co., New York 1917 - One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author on a special bookplate. 1917, First Edition. 290 pp. Illustrated. Hardcover, cloth-backed boards, gilt title. Fine copy. Gift inscription from the original owner of the book to a Mrs. Grace P. Johnson, below the signed bookplate on the front pastedown. Very RARE, no copies at auction in the last 35 years. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Les pièces condamnées de Charles Baudelaire, ornées de douze bois de Daragnès.

      - Leharanger-Coq, 1917. Petit in-4 en ff. (rousseurs). / Small 4to in ff. (foxings). Un des premiers livres illustrés par Daragnès. Publication fort peu courante, tirage annoncé à 250 exemplaires. UN DES 30 SUR CHINE (après 12 sur Japon), avec double suite, en sanguine et en noir, SIGNÉE par Daragnès. / One of Daragnès' first illustrated books. Very uncommon publication, 250 copies printed. ONE OF 30 ON CHINA (after 12 on Japan paper), with double series of illustrations, in sanguine and black, SIGNED by the artist. * Jean-Gabriel Daragnès, éd. du Linteau, p. 31, 95. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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      Houghton Mifflin 1917 - Muir, John. THE CRUISE OF THE CORWIN. Edited by William Frederic Bade. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. 279pp. hand-colored frontis. photo., illus. photos. 550 copies of this large-paper edition were printed. 500 copies are for sale. This is number 507. Presentation copy from the editor. Personal copy of late Major General Royal Lord. Handwritten notation by editor on "Edited by William Frederic Bade" Handwritten inscription on first free "With a bon voyage from all the Bades, big and little, for the happiest of all cruises! So say we all of us. W.F.B, E.Le.B.B., E.M.B., E.Le B.B. VI, W.G.B." lg. 8vo. Green cloth-covered spine/paper-covered boards. Minor scuffing on spine label, faint signs of soiling on boards, else Fine bright hardcover [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les Élégies Martiales de Roger Allard. Illustrées de gravures sur bois par Raoul Duffy.

      Paris, Chez Camille Bloch, 1917 - In-16° [205 x 150 mm] ; 80 pp.-1 f. non chiffré de table, 30 gravures sur bois, broché éditeur, couverture rempliée imprimée en rouge et noir, non rogné, bel exemplaire. Monod, t. I, n° 173. Talvart & Place, t. I, p. 59, n°6. Édition originale rare en 1er tirage. Tirage limité à 251 exemplaires : Exemplaire d’auteur, l’un des 35 sur grand vélin blanc de Rives, justifié, dédicacé et signé à l’encre bleue, à son ami Victor-Émile Michelet, poète ésotérique. Poète, critique d’art, essayiste, Roger Allard (1885-1961), fut disciple de Du Bellay, de Baudelaire et d’Angellier. Il collabora à de nombreuses revues dont la Nouvelle Revue française, où il était chargé d’éditer les livres consacrés à la peinture, ainsi qu’à la NRF (éponyme), sous la direction d’André Gide, afin de rédiger des notes de lectures sur la poésie. Roger Allard fut considéré comme l’un des plus talentueux jeunes poètes français de son époque. En 1961, Dominique Aury lui rendra hommage dans la NRF (pp. 913 à 915). FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. VERY SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Prufrock and other Observations.

      London: Egoist Press, 1917 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, twin rule to turn-ins, Cockerill endpapers, gilt edges. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition of the author's landmark first book. One of only 500 copies printed. Gallup A1

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

      London: Egoist Press, 1917 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. Housed in a dark green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents browned, spine cocked and severely sunned. Very good. So-called second edition; the first edition to be printed in the UK. This edition was preceded by the English issue of the Huebsch edition of 1916. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "To George and Mary Slocombe James Joyce Paris 7. i . 926"; George Slocombe was an English journalist writing for the American papers. He also wrote a book called The Heart of France - Parisian, provincial & peasant, etc (1934). He reviewed Ulysses when it came out, and he is listed by Joyce as one of the select recipients of a press copy. Joyce's inscription usually appears on the front free endpaper; in this copy, however, that space is occupied by the inscription of the book's first owner, Allan Ross Macdougall, an American in Paris, friend and later biographer of Isadora Duncan. Presentation copies of this printing are rare and examples with such interesting Parisian provenance are exceptional in all regards. Slocum & Cahoon A12

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Orville Wright beautifully framed signed check with a piece of fabric from the original "Wright Flyer"

      Document signed "Orville Wright", a check dated July 31, 1917, one page, framed to an overall size of 22" x 18". Uniquely matted and framed along with a fabric section measuring .5? x .75?, from the original "Wright Flyer" plane that was flown on December 17, 1903. The matte used is an oversized photograph of that famous first flight at Kitty Hawk. Included is provenance that reads: "The relic bears a blue ink notation reading "Fabric from Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Harvey D. Geyer 3/2/51'. Period typing on the sheet above reads: 'All of the fabric for covering the original Kitty Hawk plane was muslin, purchased from Hunter & Hardy Dry Goods Store E. Third Street, Dayton Ohio, and known as 'Pride of the West' muslin'". In late 1926, early 1927, Orville Wright refurbished the Wright Flyer in preparation for loaning it to the Science Museum in London, where it stayed until 1948. During this refurbishment, the airplane was recovered entirely with new Pride of the West musli

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Autograph and Typed Letter Signed, to Prof. C. H. Oldham

      Cambridge: , 1917-20. Two letters, one autograph, the other typed, on headed notepaper of the Royal Economic Society, (228 & 173 ×175 mm.) The autograph letter with the lower blank portion torn away. Folded for posting, in very good condition. Two letters written and signed by J. M. Keynes in his capacity of editor of the Economic Journal, addressed to Professor C. H. Oldham of Rathgar in County Dublin, accepting articles for publication in the Economic Journal and inviting additional contributions. These letters were sometime tipped into a copy of the first edition of Keynes's "The economic Consequences of the Peace" (1919) with underlining, marginal notes, and inserted newspaper clippings, from the library of the recipient of the letters. They have been carefully removed and are offered together with the first edition copy, the binding of which shows some wear.

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

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        Fine drypoint etching by the noted artist Emil Orlik (1870-1932)

      ?Vienna 1917. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil at lower right just below plate impression with the number "13" in pencil to lower right corner. With "Dr. Richard Strauss 1917" printed at head of image. 268 x 190 mm. plus wide margins.. Edition limited to 30 copies. Glöckner Gallerie exhibition catalogue 1980, no. 238. Austrian National Library exhibition catoogue, 1964, p. 87. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek exhibition catalogue, 1999, no. 167 (illustration p. 109).

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra

      Copenhagan: Bianco Lunos. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS of all three parts of one of Bohr's most influential works: his groundbreaking paper on the "correspondence principle." On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra "was to have been divided into four parts. Part I: On the general theory was finished in November 1917, and was ready from the printer on April 27, 1918. Part II: On the hydrogen spectrum appeared in print on December 30, 1918. Part III: On the elements of higher atomic number was greatly delayed because of the rapid development of the field, by Bohr and others, until it was finally printed in November 1922 together with an Appendix dealing with later work and serving to bring the treatise to a natural conclusion. Part IV, in which the generally theory was to have been applied to the constitution of atoms and molecules, was never completed. "The treatise was published as a Memoir of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Dan. Vid. Selsk. Skrifter, naturvid.-mat. Afd., 8. Raekke, Bd. IV, Nr. 1 (1918)). This medium of publication, prompted by the size of the treatise, and the unsettled conditions existing in Europe at the time, undoubtedly contributed to the slowness with which Bohr's novel way of treating the problems of quantum theory became known to most physicists. "Bohr's treatise is as comprehensive as the titles of its four parts indicate. It is unified by the fundamental assumption of an analogy between the quantum theory and classical electrodynamics, a point of view which a couple of years later came to be called the 'correspondence principle.'… [T]his principle.. was destined to serve as the principle guide to the progress of the quantum theory in the early twenties, and which later was built into the quantum mechanics" (J.R. Nielsen, The Correspondence Principle). Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Bohr's invention of the correspondence principle. Nobel prize to N. Bohr awarded in 1922 'for his investigation of the structure of atoms, and of the radiation emanating from them'". Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos, 1918-1922. Quarto, original wrappers; custom cloth box. Wrappers with a little toning to edges (as usual); Part III with soiling to front wrapper. Pencil notation at top of Part I wrapper. Text extremely clean. Rare, particularly with all three parts in original wrappers and without any institutional stamps.

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        Roland-Flugzeuge 1914-1917 der Luft-Fahzeug-Gesellschaft m.b.H. Abteilung Flugzeugbau Kaiserdamm, Charlottenburg

      n.p.: no publisher, n.d. [c.1917]. An extraordinary photographic album, documenting aircraft production at the Berlin based LFG company during the Great War. 37 original gelatin silver prints 4.5 x 6.5 inches, mounted on 8 x 12 inch cardstock with printed titles beneath. Photographs include the manufacturing plants at Adlershof and later at Kaiserdamm, including one picture of the wreckage of the devastating fire at Adlershof (blamed on the British Secret Service), which forced the relocation, production halls, and many of the company?s aircraft, both on the ground and in the air. One particularly striking image shows Germany?s most successful flying ace, Manfred von Richthofen - The Red Baron - piloting the company?s Roland D III. At a time when most military related operations were shrouded in secrecy it can only be assumed that such a volume was produced in extremely small numbers for a select group. The present copy is in fine condition bound in the original gilt lettered, coated cloth with a gilt embossed aircraft at the center.

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        UN ENEMIC DEL POBLE - Fulla de Subversio Espiritual - Nos. 1 à 9.

      1917 - Barcelone, 1917. Rédacteur en chef : J. Salvat Papasseit. 9 feuilles au format 278X380mm. Numéro 1 à 9. Très importante et très rare document de l'avant garde catalane. Voir photos. (Avant garde periodical, Futurismo, Futurisme, Futurism, Ultraismo). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Grand Verre]
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      New York: Knopf, 1917.. Rose boards, stamped in gilt. Top edge dusty, spine typically sunned, foxing to verso of portrait and offset to title, as usual, otherwise a very good copy of this fragile title, in the rather chipped original unprinted dust jacket. First edition of Eliot's anonymously published second book. One of one thousand copies printed GALLUP (ELIOT) A2.

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        Edvard Munch - mit einer Originalradierung (Bildnisstudie) Edvard Munchs als Frontispiz

      Bruno Cassirer, Berlin 1917. Gelber Ganzleinen-Einband mit rotem Kopfschnitt und einer Originalradierung (nicht signiert!) Edvard Munchs als Frontispiz. Inhalt: Lebenslauf. Die Jugendwerke. Das Schicksal des Künstlers. Der Fries des Lebens. Die graphischen Arbeiten der ersten Epoche. Persönlichkeit und Entwicklung. Die neue Schaffenszeit. Die graphischen Arbeiten der zweiten Epoche. Die Kunst und das Leben. Die Universitätsbilder. Die jüngsten Werke. 191 S.Fraktur. Mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen. Einband und Rücken leicht angeschmutzt, kaum berieben, kaum bestoßen, Schnitt etwas angebräunt, leicht angeschmutzt, Seiten gering angebräunt, kaum lichtrandig, sauber, fester Buchblock, Deckelinnenseiten, Vorsätze und Rückseite der Radierung etwas angebräunt, insgesamt guter und stabiler Zustand. Kein Schutzumschlag Leinen gr.8°. Gut

      [Bookseller: Verlag IL Kunst, Literatur & Antiquariat]
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        The Seven Arts

      New York: The Seven Arts Publishing Co., Inc., 1917 New York: The Seven Arts Publishing Co., Inc.. 1917. May - October, 1917. First Edition in the bound hardcover format. Large octavo; black cloth boards with gilt imprinting; 808 pp. + ads. A strong Very Good, some pencil underlining, mostly in the October segment, one page partly torn but present in full. Please feel free to ask for scans. Not much to say about The Seven Arts - so try this (all original contributors, not reprinted contributors) : O'Neill, Eugene; Lawrence, D.H.; Reed, John; Russell, Bertrand; Dos Passos, John; Dreiser, Theodore; Dewey, John; Gibran, Kahlil; Mencken, H.L.; Anderson, Sherwood; Brooks, Van Wyck; Oppenheim, James; Bourne, Randolph; Untermeyer, Louis; DeCasseres, Benjamin; Lowell, Amy; Lindsay, Vachel; VanLoon, Hendrik Willem; et al. A truly amazing tour de force. Hefty; extra shipping may apply to some destinations. L21

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        The Girl and the Faun, Illustrated by Frank Brangwyn. Signed limited de luxe edition

      London Cecil Palmer & Hayward 1917. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and slightly soiled. Scattered foxing to fep. Bookplate of previous owner on front paste-down. Frontis tipped in colour plate has slight edge creasing, otherwise contents VG 166/350 Cream quarter vellum with grey boards 330mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). 115pp. Illustrated with four tipped-in colour plates with text border designs throughout. Signed by both author and artist on limitation page.

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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.

      London, Hayman, Christy & Lilly, Ltd., 1917.. 8vo. 14, (2) pp. With portrait frontispiece and folding Arabic facsimile. Original printed wrappers.. Rare British pamphlet advertising the independence of Hejaz from Ottoman rule, following the Arab Revolt in which T. E. Lawrence had played so vital a role. Husayn strove for acknowledgement as "King of Arabia", though the powers would recognize him only as King of Hejaz. In 1924 Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud conquered Hejaz and proclaimed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia six years later. - Contemp. stamps of the "State Normal School, Los Angeles, California" ("with the compliments of the Over-Seas Club, Aldwych, London") on wrapper cover; interior clean. Rare, the last copy at auction sold in 1999 (Sotheby's, Oct 14, 1999, lot 439, 800). - OCLC 3949330.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Ewig Tempel Mensch. Gedichte. Zweites Tausend.

      Dresdner Verlag von 1917. 1919.. 15 S. 8°, Orig. Broschur mit Deckelillustration von Georg Tappert.. (= Das neuste Gedicht, Heft 9). - Selten! - Neben der vorliegenden einfachen Ausgabe erschienen lt. Druckvermerk 100 Exemplare als Vorzugsausgabe. - 'Das neuste Gedicht' verstand sich als Ergänzung zu der Zeitschrift 'Menschen'. So heißt es in einer Verlagsanzeige: ''Das neuste Gedicht' - Dokument des Formwillens jüngster Generation - will in Flugblattähnlicher Wirkung seiner dünnen Heftchen aufrütteln zum Erleben neuer Dichtung: Tat. Holzschnitt auf buntem Umschlag schreit in die Zeit. Ekstase des Menschheitswillens der Jugend: Brudertum, Neuer Geist, Güte.' (zit. nach Raabe, Zeitschr.). - Schönes Exemplar. - Vgl. Raabe/Hannich-B. 9. 3. (erste Auflage). - Raabe, Zeitschriften 154. 9. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales

      London: Constable & Co Ltd.,, 1917. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. Original light grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial gilt titles on a white ground to upper board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original glassine wrapper. Colour frontispiece and 12 plates, 43 illustrations within the text. With the an extra plate signed by Rackham housed in the publisher's printed envelope. Tiny split to front hinge, rear endpaper faintly toned, otherwise a truly superb copy in the somewhat tanned and creased glassine. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation page with an additional loose plate signed by Rackham and housed in the publisher's envelope. An absolutely beautiful, fresh copy.

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        Theodore Roosevelt recommends an old family friend to work as a spy for Ralph Henry Van Deman, considered \"The Father of American Military Intelligence\"

      Autograph Letter Signed, \"Theodore Roosevelt,\" 3 pages, 5.5\" x 7.5\", on Sagamore Hill letterhead, [Oyster Bay, New York], August 12, 1917, to Ralph Henry Van Deman (1865?"1952), recommending an old family friend to join the intelligence service soon after the U.S. entered the First World War. Usual folds, some minor contemporary ink smudges, else fine condition overall. Roosevelt writes, in full: \"I know Roger Nians[?] well; I am an old family friend; I vouch for him unhesitatingly. He is of Princeton, \'13. If I had been allowed to raise a division he would have had a commission under me, probably as interpreter or intelligence officer. I am very glad to learn that he is to be in the political branch of the intelligence service. Now, I feel that it would be of great benefit to him to have at least a month\'s training in Fort Meyer or some similar camp. He applied three times for Plattsburg and was turned down for underweight, but underweight is of no consequence for

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      [Various locations]. 1917-1919.. Four volumes. 220pp. typescript, plus 438 photographs and postcards, as well as 508 maps, original drawings, handwritten letters, military correspondence, and other ephemeral pieces tipped in throughout. Quarto. Original black cloth. Some light wear, but overall very good. An exceptional and remarkably detailed World War I narrative covering all the events from the 42nd Division leaving Brooklyn to after the Armistice. The work was compiled by Humphrey Barbour, a recent graduate and current employee at Indiana University, written with clarity, wit, humour, and compassion. The narrative provides a full account of the 42nd Division's European campaign and is especially notable for the detailed descriptions that Barbour provides of the life of an officer in war-torn Western Europe. The division was involved in four major offensives: the Champagne- Marne, the Aisne-Marne, the Battle of Saint- Mihiel, and the Meuse- Argonne. Following the war the division was deactivated (it was reactivated on the 14th July 1943). The main narrative commences with a preface outlining Barbour's thoughts on the war and then an account of the war divided into eleven chapters. He begins aboard the ferry leaving New York City behind and ends in Germany, with his last typed pages dated March 24, 1919. The account is remarkably rich in detail, recording combat as well as the difficulties of life in the field in France and Germany. This account is enhanced by many of the author's letters which are transcribed in whole (or excerpted) throughout. In his narrative, Barbour has included original over 400 photos and photo postcards which illustrate his journey and the events unfolding around him. There are small photographs of him and his comrades-in-arms, scenes of bombed out towns and trenches, images from villages and the French countryside, photos of the soldiers with their horses, and other scenes from the journey. He has supplemented the illustrations with magazine clippings. In the text, he notes when a picture is referenced. Additionally, it is packed with extra documents, which range from widely circulated orders (included some signed in type by Douglas MacArthur, who was then Chief of Staff of the 42nd) to handwritten fire orders from Barbour's battalion commander, equipment loss forms (including the report of a gun destroyed by premature detonation of a shell), billets, correspondence with French military officials (the 150th was assigned to support several French units before rejoining its division for the Meuse- Argonne offensive), theatre programs and ticket stubs, and more. Most of the original documents have been pasted onto leaves or been bound into the volume. A sample of the text, documenting the aftermath of the American and French victory at Meuse-Argonne, follows. Barbour's unit was stationed outside the hamlet of Sommerance, and he writes: "At last on the afternoon of October 31st the order came for attack. The artillery preparation would begin at 3.30 in the morning. The tension among the men relaxed. They laughed and joked as they cleaned shells and prepared to fire. We slept until two o'clock in the morning. It was a dark night when we crawled out. Except for the occasional rat-a-tat- tat of a machine gun it was quiet. At three everything was in readiness. The time passed slowly. Promptly at 3.30 the storm broke loose. The earth shook. The sky behind the black mass of the ridge in our rear was lit with the leaping, blending, intermittent flashes of a thousand guns. Never had there been such an artillery concentration. Machine guns somewhere behind us shot an occasional luminous tracer bullet overhead to verify their line of fire. They were using indirect fire on the shell hole shelters of the Germans lying out in the front line ahead. Now and then we sensed the rush of a boche shell in the greater roar of our own guns. Machine gun bullets flying over the low ridge ahead spat on the ground nearby. As dawn broke a reserve battalion of marines moved past us in thin columns up over the low ridge beyond which shells were bursting. Along the road in front of us German prisoners passed, coming back unguarded to escape the bombardment. Here four carried a wounded doughboy on a stretcher. He had propped himself up on one elbow the better to view his litter as he smoked a cigarette... All morning the guns fired. Word came back that the boche had broken and was in full retreat. Prisoners said that never has there been such a hail of iron and flame as that which proceeded the attack. It was 1.30 in the afternoon when we suspended firing on a target seven miles ahead." Humphrey Mahan Barbour (1894-1983) was a graduate of Indiana University (Class of 1915), working in the Bursar's office when he enlisted to go off to fight in the Great War. He enlisted on Aug. 5, 1917 and was discharged from duty on May 22, 1919. He married shortly thereafter, on June 28, 1919 and later worked as an accountant and fathered three children. A fascinating and thorough account of a U.S. soldier's time at the Western Front in World War One, remarkable for its detail, illustrations, and collection of documents.

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        Das Kunstblatt. Jg. 1 (1917). Herausgegeben von Paul Westheim.

      Potsdam, Kiepenheuer, 1917.. 4to. 1 Bll., 383 S., 2 Bll. Mit 11 Original-Graphiken und zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Original-Pappband.. Söhn III, 31602-31612. Schlawe II, 35. - Der erste Jahrgang des bedeutendsten Organs des künstlerischen Expressionismus mit Original-Holzschnitten von G. Schrimpf, W. Klemm, H. Campendonk (Mädchen mit Fröschen, Engels 25) und O. Lange (Porträt, Rifkind 1923) sowie Original-Lithographien von W. Schmid (Sängerin, Rifkind 2512), J. Eberz (Flusslandschaft, Rifkind 498), L. Meidner (Porträt, Rifkind 1923), Milly Steger (Auferstehen, Rifkind 2830), St. Stückgold (Erfüllung, Rifkind 2884), O. Koskoschka (Porträt Käthe Richter, Wingler-W. 112) und J. Bolschweiler (Gärtnerei, Rifkind 306). - Einband leicht angestaubt und berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées. Récueillis et illustrés par Edmond Dulac.

      - Paris, Piazza 1917. 30,2 : 23,2 cm. (4),149,(3) S. u. 15 mont. Farbtafeln von E.Dulac. Illustr. Orig.-Umschlag. Eines von 1000 nummerierten (Nr. 95) und vom Künstler in Tinte signierten Exemplaren. - Sämtliche Textseiten und Tafeln mit ornamentalem Buchschmuck in Olivgrün. - Umschlagrücken fehlt, Bindung teils lose, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Passages from the Letters: Selected by Ezra Pound

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press,, 1917, 1920. [Together with] Further Letters. Selected by Lennox Robinson. Octavo. Original holland boards. Binder's ticket to each. Titles labels tanned, pencil mark to rear board of the first work, covers of the second work somewhat faded, slight discolouration along board edges, still in excellent condition. First editions, first impressions, both limited to 400 copies, of these two at-times-epigrammatic selections from the letters of artist John Butler Yeats (1839–1922) to his son the poet William Butler Yeats. The first collection, selected by Ezra Pound, deals with letters 1911-1916, the second, by Lennox Robinson, selects those from 1916-1920. Yeats's father is noted as having had a strong formative influence on the thinking of his son.

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

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

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        Un univers homogène de masse constant et de rayon croissant rendant compte de la vitesse radiale des nébuleuses extra-galactiques.Louvain & Paris: Secrétariat de la Société Scientifique & Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1927.

      First edition, unopened in the original wrappers, the birth of the concept of the expanding universe, and the first appearance of 'Hubble's law' (two years before Hubble found observational evidence for it). "It could as well have been named Lemaître's law" (Helge Kragh, <i>Cosmology and Controversy</i>, p. 29). Lemaître "was the first to recognize that a number of things that are now taken to be important and obvious must be true about a general-relativistic universe (including the fact that it must expand)" (Kragh in <i>Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers</i> I, p. 689). This paper is extremely rare, especially in original printed wrappers - this is the first copy we have seen on the market, and it would be difficult to imagine a finer copy.<br/><br/> Modern cosmology began in 1917 with Einstein's 'Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.' He found that the field equations of general relativity did not permit a spatially homogenous, static universe, contradicting his belief in an immutable cosmos. He therefore introduced the famous 'cosmological constant' which allowed for a static universe. A few months later Willem de Sitter published an alternative model, which was devoid of matter, and which also was supposed to represent a static universe, but Lemaître showed in 1925 that de Sitter's model violated the basic cosmological principle of spatial homogeneity. Einstein's first confrontation with a truly dynamic universe was Alexander Friedmann's 1922 article 'Über die Krümmung des Raumes.' Friedmann retained the cosmological constant but allowed the spatial curvature to vary with time. His article was purely theoretical, without any references to particular observations, and Einstein did not accept that Friedmann's solutions were of physical significance.<br/><br/> This was the situation in cosmology when Lemaître began studying general relativity under Eddington in 1923. Lemaître (1894-1966) had studied mathematics and physics, and later theology, at the University of Louvain. He was ordained a priest in 1923, and in the same year he was awarded a traveling postdoctoral fellowship. "He went to Cambridge and studied under Eddington, under whose influence he specialized in general relativity. In 1924 and 1925 he continued his post-graduate studies in the United States, at Harvard and MIT. During his stay in the United States, he attended the American Astronomical Society conference in Washington, at which Hubble's discovery of the Cepheid variables in the Andromeda nebula was announced. He became increasingly occupied with cosmology and, while at MIT in 1925, suggested a modification of de Sitter's cosmological theory. Lemaître's model was non-static and included a red shift caused by the Doppler effect. After his return to Louvain, he developed his theory further, and in 1927 he published a new cosmological theory [the offered work] that combined the advantages of the earlier theories of Einstein and de Sitter. Lemaître showed that the field equations of general relativity allowed an expanding universe and derived a velocity-distance relation ... The basic equation of Lemaître's theory was nearly the same as the one found by Alexander A. Friedmann in 1922, but Lemaître had been unaware of Friedmann's work" (Kragh in <i>DSB</i>).<br/><br/> "The difference between the works of Friedmann and Lemaître lies more in their approach and spirit than in their formal content. Lemaître's was a serious attempt to develop a physically realistic cosmology, not only a mathematical exercise in general relativity. It was clearly a mathematician trained in astronomy who spoke. Whereas words such as galaxy, radiation, and energy did not appear in Friedmann's work, these physical terms were central in Lemaître's discussion. He did not present the expanding universe as just one possibility out of many, but suggested a definite evolutionary model for the real universe ... Another difference was that Lemaître connected his theory with the redshifts of the galaxies. He explicitly described his model as an expanding one in which the recession of the galaxies cause their received light to be redshifted. "The receding velocities of the galaxies cause their received light to be redshifted," he wrote ... For the proportionality factor - later the Hubble constant - Lemaître suggested a value of about 625 km/s/MPc, which is not very different from the observational result obtained by Hubble two years later. Lemaître based his result on an analysis of data for forty-two galaxies and stressed that the observational material, although subject to great uncertainty, gave support to the hypothesis of a linear velocity-distance relation. The famous Hubble law is clearly in Lemaître's paper. It could as well have been named Lemaître's law. <br/><br/> "Lemaître's work of 1927 seems to have been almost completely unknown. There is little doubt that part of the reason was Lemaître's choice of journal, the relatively obscure <i>Annales Scientifique Bruxelles</i>..." (Kragh, <i>Cosmology and Controversy</i>, pp. 29-31). In fact, the wider scientific world only became aware of Lemaître's work in 1930. <br/><br/> "In 1929 Hubble published his observational finding that there was probably a linear relationship between nebular distances and redshifts. Hubble was not aware that he had verified Lemaître's prediction of 1927. The excitement among theoreticians was high, as shown by the report in the <i>Observatory</i> about a Royal Astronomical Society meeting on Friday, 10 January 1930, where de Sitter presented his own investigation and confirmed Hubble's announcement. However, Eddington and de Sitter were at a loss how to theoretically interpret this observational fact. The minutes of the meeting were published in the February issue of the <i>Observatory</i>. Lemaître read them and immediately sent two reprints of his 1927 paper to Eddington, reminding him that he should have received a reprint in 1927, and begging him to send the second copy to de Sitter. Eddington read and saw immediately that Lemaître had found the solution to the enigmatic redshifts and the accompanying cosmological problem. Also de Sitter was immediately convinced of Lemaître's solution. <br/><br/> "In their ensuing publications both acknowledged Lemaître's breakthrough and adopted his model of an expanding universe. In the May issue of the <i>Monthly Notices</i> [<i>of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>] Eddington published an article entitled 'On the instability of Einstein's spherical world' [a copy of this paper accompanies the offered paper]. It begins with a generous recognition of Lemaître's discovery: "Working in conjunction with Mr. G.C. McVittie, I began some months ago to examine whether Einstein's spherical universe is stable. Before our investigation was complete we learnt of a paper by Abbé G. Lemaître which gives a remarkably complete solution of the various questions connected with the Einstein and de Sitter cosmogonies. Although not expressly stated, it is at once apparent from his formulae that the Einstein world is unstable - an important fact which, I think, has not hitherto been appreciated in cosmogonical discussions." He then says that in connection with the behaviour of spiral nebulae he had hoped to contribute in this respect some definitely new results, but this "has been forestalled by Lemaître's brilliant solution". In the same publication Eddington showed that Einstein's universe was unstable. Lemaître's findings and Hubble's observational confirmation of the predicted velocity-distance relationship signalled the demise of the static universe" (Nussbaumer, pp. 40-41). <br/><br/> Lemaître's paper was not, however, completely unknown before 1930, for Lemaître had met Einstein at the 1927 Solvay conference and had given him an offprint of the paper. "After reading it, the already legendary Einstein and young Lemaître discussed the article. [In 1958, Lemaître wrote:] "Après quelques remarques techniques favorables, il conclut en disant que du point de vue physique cela lui paraissait tout à fait abominable." (After a few favourable technical remarks he concluded by saying that from a physical point of view this looked to him abominable.) It was probably on this occasion that Lemaître learnt about Friedman's earlier research. During the taxi ride to Auguste Piccard's laboratory Lemaître explained to Einstein the observational status of cosmology. He came away with the impression that Einstein was not at all informed about the astronomical facts. Thus, Einstein, even when confronted with observational evidence that the universe was a dynamic and not a static entity, still refused to consider such a cosmology as an alternative to his static world" (<i>ibid</i>., p. 39). <br/><br/> H. Nussbaumer, 'Einstein's conversion from his static to an expanding universe,' <i>European Physics Journal - History</i>, Vol. 39 (2104), 37-62.. 8vo (254 x 170 mm). In: Annales de la Société Scientifique de Bruxelles, Série A, Sciences Mathématiques, pp. 49-56, Tome 47, Deuxième Fascicule, 9 June, 1927. Original printed wrappers, unopened, a virtually mint copy

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        [Title in Russian:] OSHIBKA SMERTI [Death&#39;s Mistake]

      Moscow: "Liren," 1917.. 16pp. Octavo. Printed drab wrappers. Wrappers a bit dust-smudged with a few very faint splashmarks, small ink inscription in corner of first leaf, wrappers slightly rubbed and used at edges, but a near very good copy. First edition of this burlesque drama by one of the central figures of Russian Futuristy, supplemented by 4pp of his poems. The play pursues the theme of the defiance of Death, with Miss Death presiding over a gathering at a tavern and dying as a consequence of the arrival of a thirteenth guest. OCLC/Worldcat locates 6 copies (two of which appear to be photocopies). MARKOV, RUSSIAN FUTURISM: A HISTORY, pp.300-1.

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        Dekorative Darstellung einer (Südsee-)Insel mit Ornamentfeld, zu beiden Seiten Springböcke und Vögel.

      . Monotypie, 1917, auf bräunlichem Velin, signiert und datiert. 28,9:22,9 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch.. Über die wohl in Österreich tätige Künstlerin Maria von Dietrich ist kaum etwas bekannt. Nachzuweisen ist sie 1923 in New York sowie ist in diesem Jahr die Teilnahme an einer Ausstellung im Salon des Independants in Paris dokumentiert. Um 1918 ist sie Mitglied der Künstlergruppe "Bewegung" (ab 1919 "Freie Bewegung"), einer 1918 gegründeten und etwa bis 1921 existierenden österreichischen Vereinigung, der so bekannte Künstler wie J. Itten (1888-1967) und A. Kubin (1877-1957) angehörten.

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