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        Birds of America *6 Volumes*

      The Univ. Society Inc., New York, NY 1917 - (full book description) The Univ. Society Inc., New York, NY, 1917. 1st Edition VG, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=8.5"x11.5, 1904pgs(Index). COLOR Frontis, 100s B/W Illu. 6 Volumes Complete! Green cloth, gold gilt lettering on spine and front covers, decorated endpapers. Spines browned, foxing on blank page inside front both free endpapers and on back of each frontispiece, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, tears, chips,etc. Texts bright and in Near Fine condition. THIS IS 1917 First Edition not the 1923 later edition. 100's B/W Illustrations. Artists are R. I. Brasher, R. Bruce Horsfall and Henry Thurston. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jerry of the Islands

      Macmillan 1917 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Set up and electrotyped. Published, April, 1917." printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $1.50 printed on the spine. This First Issue dustjacket has light wear to the edges NOT effecting any lettering. The book is in great shape with slight wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the scarce ORIGINAL dustjacket. We buy London First Editions with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        54 Steindrucke zu kleinen Schriften von Heinrich von Kleist. Berlin, Bruno Cassirer (1917). Folio. 76 S. auf Bütten. Mt 54 Orig.-Lithographien. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Rückentitel und einer Orig.-Lithographie auf dem Vorderdeckel.

      . . Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren. Das erste von Max Liebermann illustrierte Buch, zugleich das mit 54 Orig.-Lithographien am reichsten illustrierte. Die Steindrucke wurden von Lassally auf der Handpresse eingedruckt. Das Impressum vom Künstler signiert. Die schönste bibliophile Ausgabe von Kleist's "Kleine Schriften". Perfekt erhaltenes Exemplar. Beiliegt die vierseitige Verlagsankündigung.

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        Pioneering the West 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary

      Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 302,(1)pp. Publisher's green cloth blocked in black on the spine and on the upper board with an image of a horse and rider under the title. Illustrated. Light wear to the edges and corners and with an old repair of a closed tear on the front free endpaper, not affecting the inscriptions, else a very good copy. With the following inscription on the front free endpaper: "The First Book sold: Bought by F. M. Lyman Jr." And further down: "This Book is a truthful narrative. 'Truth is stranger than fiction.' Error alone can bind us in chains. But 'the Truth will make us free.' W. M. Egan." & Lyman was the son of Francis Marion Lyman (1840-1916), a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as well as President of the Quorum (1903-1916). The younger Lyman, though, was a surveyor whose name still appears on map descriptions in Salt Lake City. Howard Egan was an early Mormon pioneer and one of the earliest Pony Express riders. The inscription seems to indicate that this is the first copy of the book sold, but it is in green cloth and thus a variant as Graff indicates that the earliest copies are in black cloth, later in brown. In 1942 William Egan compiled an index to the diary. Graff 1221; Howes E76; Flake/Draper 3121.

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        THE SHADOW-LINE

      1917. [inscribed to Clement Shorter] A Confession. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1917). 18 pp undated ads. Original light grey-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition, first issue (so stated), of Conrad's third autobiographical (though fictionalized) work -- "a Far-Eastern story of a haunted ship... No reader of THE SHADOW-LINE will ever forget the first mate and the silent crew of the schooner which had such mysterious difficulty in passing latitude 8 degrees 20 minutes" [from the ads]. This copy is printed on laid paper, as usual (some copies, perhaps those intended for the colonies, are on wove paper). This is a fine copy (spine lettering slightly dull, as usual for this wartime book). Cagle A21a.1. With the bookplates of Clement K. Shorter, of Walter and Dorothy Donnelly, and of the amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger. Housed in a custom clamshell case.~This copy is inscribed and signed by Conrad, "Clement Shorter | with great regard | from Joseph Conrad | March 1917 [the month of publication]". Conrad had first met the bibliophile and editor Clement Shorter (1859-1926) in 1898, when Conrad was working on his manuscript of THE RESCUER (ultimately published without the final "R" in 1920). The two resumed contact in 1916, when Conrad (always in need of cash) and Shorter devised a scheme to publish six of Conrad's miscellaneous writings in very-limited editions (beginning with ONE DAY MORE in February 1917, a month before this presentation). These "manufactured rarities" [Cagle] were quite a success, and Conrad collaborated with Thomas J. Wise on twenty more of them during the years 1919-1920.

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        John Bulls andere Insel - Komödie in vier Akten.,

      Berlin : S. Fischer Verl., 1917 - 292 S. schöne private HAlbleinenbindung unter Verwendung des Original Buchdeckels, von Bernard Shaw gewidmet, datiert und signiert, " To Miss Maria Weiß Your ever faithfully G. Bernard Shaw 14th September 1922", guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutscher Sagenschatz. 15 Bände., Vlämische Sagen. / Friesische Sagen. / Schleswig-Holsteinische Sagen. / Westfälische Sagen. / Rheinland Sagen in 2 Bänden. / Harzland-Sagen. / Schlesische Sagen. / Sächsische Sagen. / Schwarzwald-Sagen. / Schwäbische Sagen. / Bayrische Stammeskunde. / Hessen-Nassauische Sagen. / Elsässische Sagen. / Deutsche Natursagen. 1. Reihe: Von Holden und Unholden.

      Jena Eugen Diederichs Verlag., 1917-1944. - Jeweils zahlr. Abb. Zwischen 220 u. 380 S. Durchgehend altersgemäßer Zustand. Bei 1 Band kleiner Einriß am unteren Gelenk. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 9000 8°. 13 Bände in Originalhalbleinen, 1 Band in Originalleinen, 1 Band in Originalpappeinband.

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        Northern Commerical Co. 1917 Calendar

      San Francisco: International Printing Co. 1917. () Very good. Colour calendar on heavy cardstock. 21" X 14". Occasional, very light chipping to edges. Corners rounded. Full calendar pad (Jan - Dec) present with penciled notation in most days. Top corner missing (1" X 0.5") from January page. Original string hanger present. Colours bright and unfaded. A scarce advertising calendar for the Northern Commercial Company (N.C.Co.), a retail company which maintained rural village stores across Alaska and in the Yukon. N.C.Co also operated steamships through Alaskan trade routes. The image on the poster features a small steamship and the construction of a new camp at "Ruby, Alaska." Two totem poles on either side of the calendar pad list several stations of the N.C.Co., including Fairbanks, Dawson Yukon Territory, Bettles, Iditarod, and many others. The verso of the calendar is a full-page map of Alaska showing sea routes and locations of N.C.Co posts. A later incarnation of the business still maintains 30 stores across rural Alaska. See two other examples in this catalogue. See cover illustration..

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        Das schmerzliche Meer. Frühe und neue Gedichte.

      Dresdner Verlag von 1917, (Dresden). 1918.. 177 S. 8°, Orig.-Pappbd. mit handgearb. Buntpapierbezug.. Erste Ausgabe. - Eines von 90 Exemplaren; daneben erschienen 10 Exemplare auf Japanpapier mit einem Holzschnitt von Conrad Felixmüller. - Druckvermerk vom Verfasser signiert. - Rheiner kam 1914 als einer der Jüngsten in die exzentrische Gesellschaft des Cafes des Westens, wo er schnell Anschluss fand. Besonders engen Kontakt pflegte er dort mit Johannes R. Becher, der sich zu dieser Zeit durch Narkotika und vorgetäuschte Sucht dem Wehrdienst entzog. Diese Idee, wohl von Hardekopf kommend, sollte für Rheiner erfolglos bleiben und den Beginn seiner Abhängigkeit bedeuten. Gleichzeitig fasste er hier den Entschluss, sich als Dichter zu verdingen und so erschienen bereits im Folgejahr erste Arbeiten u.a. in Pfemferts 'Aktion'. Vom Dienst an der Front suspendiert und nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, verfiel Rheiner endgültig dem Lebensstil der Boheme und seiner Sucht. Die Vormittage verschlief er, die Nachmittage saß er die meiste Zeit im Romanischen Cafe, wo er bis in die Abendstunden blieb, um dann, heimgekehrt, des Nachts zu schreiben. Seine Texte fanden in den bedeutenden spätexpressionistischen Blättern Veröffentlichung. Ãœberdies beteiligte sich Rheiner an der Gründung der 'Expressionistischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden', worauf die Einrichtung des 'Dresdner Verlages von 1917' folgte, in dem, bis auf eine Ausnahme, alle seine selbstständigen Publikationen erschienen. Die letzten Jahre verbrachte er vereinsamt und vergessen an verschiedenen Orten, meist ohne feste Bleibe, bis er an einer Ãœberdosis Morphium verstarb. (Vgl. Thomas Rietzschel. In: Walter Rheiner. Kokain. Lyrik, Prosa, Briefe. Leipzig 1985, S. 285-303.) - Bll. teils stockfleckig, Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 245. 3. - Jentsch 40. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        Mitteilungs-Blatt des Verbandes der sozialdemokratischen Wahlvereine Berlins und Umgegend. 12. Jahrgang, Nr. 1, 1. April 1917 bis Nr. 53, 31. März 1918.

      Adolf Hoffmann, Berlin. 1917-1918.. Je 4, 6 bzw. 8 S. Fol.. (Seywald 680). Um das Mitteilungsblatt herum formierte sich die innersozialdemokratische Opposition der Sozialdemokratischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft von Hugo Haase, Georg Ledebour und Wilhelm Dittmann, die sich an den Ostertagen 1917 im Thüringerischen Gotha zur Unabhängigen Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands (USPD) erklärte und fortan mit der sog. Mehrheitssozialdemokratie von Fr. Ebert, Ph. Scheidemann und Eduard David in Konkurrenz stand. In der Nr. 5 resümiert Karl Kautsky die Gründungskonferenz der USPD, in dem er sich gegen den Vorwurf der MSPD wendet, man habe die deutsche Sozialdemokratie gespalten: '[...]. Was man als die Spaltung der deutschen Sozialdemokratie bezeichnet, das vollzog sich nicht in Gotha, das wurde vorher vollbracht, und zwar nicht von der Opposition. Ihr weitaus größter Teil hatte vielmehr stets energisch seinen Willen bekundet, in der Partei zu bleiben, in ihrem Rahmen den oppositionellen Kampf gegen die im Parteivorstand kulminierende Richtung zu führen. Es war diese Richtung, die, dank den Machtmitteln, über die sie unter dem Belagerungszustand verfügte, mit der Opposition dadurch fertig zu werden suchte, daß sie sie aus der Partei ausschloß. Will man das eine Spaltung nennen, dann wurde sie von der Mehrheit vollzogen.' Einband wellig und fleckig. Einzelne Nummern altersbedingt gebräunt, insgesamt guter Zustand dieses seltenen Jahrgangs des 'Mitteilungs-Blatts' der sich formierenden USPD. Einzelnummern zeitgenössisch eingebunden. Papier altersbedingt gebräunt. Einband stärker fleckig und gewölbt. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        THE SHADOW-LINE

      1917 - [inscribed to John Millais] A Confession. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1917). 18 pp undated ads. Original light grey-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition, first issue (so stated), of Conrad's third autobiographical (though fictionalized) work -- "a Far-Eastern story of a haunted ship. No reader of THE SHADOW-LINE will ever forget the first mate and the silent crew of the schooner which had such mysterious difficulty in passing latitude 8 degrees 20 minutes" [from the ads]. This copy is printed on laid paper, as usual (some copies, perhaps those intended for the colonies, are on wove paper). This is a fine copy (spine lettering slightly dull, as usual for this wartime book). Cagle A21a.1. With the bookplate of the amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger. Housed in a custom clamshell case.~This copy is inscribed and signed by Conrad, "John Millais | from his friend | J. Conrad | March 1917 [the month of publication]". Sir John Everett Millais (1888-1920), the grandson of the famous Pre-Raphaelite painter by the same name, was a neighbor of the Conrads in Kent, who during the years 1916-1920 frequently came over to play chess with Conrad. A lieutenant in the Royal Navy, he had seen action on board the HMS Stephen Furness, but developed tuberculosis and was forced to retire in 1916, the year before this presentation; he succumbed to the disease in 1920, at the age of 32. His mother and Conrad's wife were also best of friends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes et Legendes des Nations Alliees. Recueillis et illustres 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.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer Antiquariat und Galeri]
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        En las Descalzas Reales. Estudios historicos, iconograficos y artisticos. 4 Tomos en dos Volúmenes

      Blass, Junta de Iconografía Nacional, Madrid 1917 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios y doble tejuelo cubiertas, numerosas láminas. . 624 págs.

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        J.M. Keynes Letter Signed

      St. Louis St. Louis, 1917. Autograph Letter Signed by J.M. Keynes To Oswald Toynbee Falk, a stockbroker and a close friend of Keynes. "[St Louis approaching New York] 11 Sept 1917. My dear Falk, I have had the enclosed letter from Herbert Samuel and have promised to do my best to secure such an article as he indicates. Will you try your hand? I should be very grateful if you would. I suspect that in your usual way you will disclaim the competence. But I would undertake to be the judge of that. In any case you might perhaps fortify yourself with collective wisdom by getting your dining party to discuss it first. I am not sure it wouldn't prove a very instructive topic. If so, perhaps I might bring Mr. Samuel as a guest? I expect to be back in England by the end of the first week of October. Sincerely yours J.M. Keynes." Written on printed letterhead of the Royal Economic Society, Kings College, Cambridge (From Mr. J. M. Keynes, Editor of the Economic Journal). Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Letters signed by Keynes seldom enter the marketplace. Oswald Falk is regarded by Robert Skidelsky as the man who understood John Maynard Keynes' mind more than any of his contemporaries. He argues that it was Falk who gave Keynes' his superb understanding of the unruly financial mechanism of capitalism? which distinguished his work from that of his contemporaries (Skidelsky, 1992, 25). The London stockbroker, Nicholas Davenport, recalled that Falk spent a lot of time with Keynes speculating in currency and commodity deals. According to the economist Tommy Balogh who worked for Falk it was his mentor who gave Keynes the insights to develop his theory of liquidity preference by understanding the gilt-edged securities market. Skidelsky regreted that Falk, the most perceptive contemporary Keynes-watcher did not write a memoir of Keynes when perhaps he could have.

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        Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel.

      Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen. 1917.. Mit 10 Steindrucken von Hugo Steiner-Prag von der Handpresse abgezogen). Quart. 3 Bll., 77 SS., 2 Bll. Kalbsleder der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung auf 4 falschen Bünden.. Hübsche Marmorpapier-Vorsätze. 1 von 400 Exemplaren. Mit Orig.-Unterschrift Steiner-Prags. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        EXPOSICIO DE HELENA GRUNHOFF

      1917 - Barcelona, del 17 al 31 de Març de 1917. Galeries Dalmau; Portaferrissa, 18 (Al soterrani). Un carton au format 207X129mm imprimé recto verso. Au verso : Un calligramme de J.M. Junoy, au verso, liste des oeuvres. Trace de pli longitudinal, bavure de l'encre du calligramme, au verso bande de colle. (Voir photos). (Futurisme, Futurismo, Futurism, Charchoune, Dada) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der brennende Dornbusch. Schauspiel (1911). Mörder. Hoffnung der Frauen. Schauspiel (1907).

      Kurt Wolff, Leipzig. 1917.. 45 S., 1 Bl. Orig.-Broschur. - Widmungsexemplar.. (= Der Jüngste Tag, 41). - Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung. - Titelblatt mit eigenh. Widmung an den Kunsthistoriker und Journalisten Ragnat Hoppe (1885-1967). - Broschur lichtrandig, oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle, eine Ecke mit Knickspur, Bll. leicht gebräunt. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 166.4. - Smolen 41.1.A.1. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal

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

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        THE SHADOW-LINE

      1917. [inscribed to Arthur Symons] A Confession. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1917). 18 pp undated ads. Original light grey-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition, first issue (so stated), of Conrad's third autobiographical (though fictionalized) work -- "a Far-Eastern story of a haunted ship... No reader of THE SHADOW-LINE will ever forget the first mate and the silent crew of the schooner which had such mysterious difficulty in passing latitude 8 degrees 20 minutes" [from the ads]. This copy is printed on laid paper, as usual (some copies, perhaps those intended for the colonies, are on wove paper). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy. Cagle A21a.1. Housed in a (dried) morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.~This copy is inscribed and signed by Conrad, "Arthur Symons | from | Joseph Conrad | March 1917 [the month of publication]". Arthur Symons (1865-1945) was an author, a poet and a critic who was extremely influential in the "symbolist school" of the 1890s. As editor of The Savoy, in 1896 he published Conrad's first short story ("The Idiots"); according to Conrad's wife, Symons was the only poet Conrad read for pleasure (such that he used a Symons verse as the epigraph for TWIXT LAND & SEA in 1912). Symons and Conrad wound up as neighbors in Kent, and also had in common severe bouts with "nerves" during the years 1909-1912.

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        EVERY CHILD'S OWN PICTURE BOOK.

      London, Raphael Tuck, inscribed 1917.FIRST EDITION circa 1917, small 4to, 230 x 180 mm, 9 x 6½ inches, cloth backed colour illustrated boards (3 small children preparing stickers to glue in similar book), cut - out rectangle on upper cover, no pagination. 6 books in this series listed on lower cover. 23 colour stickers, 60 x 60mm, (2 3 / 8" x 2 3 / 8") almost all with jolly cat illustrations (a few dogs), all by Wain, all pasted into correctly labelled and numbered positions in the book, 24th sticker pasted in upper cover window as required. Numerous lively black and white vignettes, mostly cats, but some dogs and piggies. Dressed cats go to school, play cricket, ride in a cart. Expertly recased, spine cloth a bit shabby, corners slightly worn, few slight scratches to upper cover, lower cover slightly soiled. Title page slightly browned, 2 black and white illustrations crayonned by child, some grubby marks to margins throughout. A very good copy of a scarce Wain title. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Newark. a Series of Engravings on Wood

      Newark: Carteret Book Club, 1917. With an Appreciation of the Pictorial Aspects of the Town by Walter Prichard Eaton. 4to, yellow buckram spine and marbled boards. Fine in publisher's brown paper-board slipcase, which is worn at spine. One of 200 copies with 5 full page color wood engravings, each signed in pencil by Ruzicka and 11 large wood-engraved vignettes. the five color plates were printed by Ruzicka , the text and other illustrations by D. B. Updike for the Merrymount Press. Ruzicka was Czech-born American graphic artist, typeface and book designer. Reference: Grolier, A Century for the Century. . By Artist. Buckram and Boards. Fine. Illus. by Rudolf Ruzicka. 4to.

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        POOR PEOPLE a.k.a. POOR FOLK: ML# 10.1, BROWN LIMP CROFT LEATHER (LEATHERETTE), FIRST BONI & LIVERIGHT EDIITON, 12 Titles Listed on CI Catalog at Front

      New York: Boni & Liveright / Modern Library. FIRST BONI LIVERIGHT EDITION, May 1917. - EXCEPTIONALLY FINE RARE BOOK: A FIRST BONI & LIVERIGHT (ML # 10.1) FIRST PRINTING, MAY 1917 with a RARER DJ of SEPTEMBER 1917. DJ is covered in mylar and has 37 Titles listed on the front and back inside flaps. It is in poor condition (see scans): someone preserved it by gluing it to a piece of light cardboard and then used masking tape along the edges, but the fact remains it has SURVIVED and gives us an exceptional amount of information. BOOK is a MAY 1917 First Edition covered in BROWN LIMP CROFT LEATHER (LEATHERETTE); has BROWN marbled endpapers; Spine # 1; BL gold logo on front; a CI catalog with 12 Titles, in a box design, listed at the front. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Unholy Three

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

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        Fleisch. Gesammelte Lyrik.

      Die Aktion Berlin-Wilmersdorf 1917 - 87 S. Orig-Pappband, Sehr guter Zustand, Umschlag und Innenblätter zeichnete Max Oppenheimer. Einband mit nur minimalen Gebrauchsspuren, sonst einwandfrei. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      London & New York: F. Warne & Co, [1917]. London & New York: F. Warne & Co, [1917]. First edition. Recently rebound in dark green 1/2 morocco, and green boards, over which the original cover and colour illustration have been laid down.Original front endpapers - fep has been laid down on a new leaf inserted between endpaper and 1/2title, raised bands, title in gilt on spine, gilt rules and decorations to compartments to spine . 1/4"closed tear at fore-edge of p.39. No loss. An attractive, well rebound copy. 16mo, p.53. 15 illustrations including frontispiece

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        Le Bon Anglais

      Paris - Chez Devambez, 1917. Paris - Chez Devambez, 1917 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A little book of anecdotes of French observations of the British army. In French. Each page of text is accompanied by a beautiful colouredpochoir woodcut. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, sound with slight marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        Poesías completas

      Publicaciones de la Residencia de los estudiantes 1917 - Madrid, 1917. Tapa dura, 1era ed., retrato del autor, 268p. + índice. Buen estado, no conserva cubierta original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eine Zweimonatsschrift. Hrsg. von Th. Tagger. 6 Bde. 1. Jahrgang (Alles Erschienene). Berlin, Heinrich Hochstimm 1917-19. Folio. XII,495 S. Mit 84 Orig.-Graphiken, davon 21 signiert. Illustr. Orig.-Broschuren in Orig.-Mappen.

      . . Vollständiges Exemplar der luxuriösesten Zeitschrift des Expressionismus, die bereits in der Subskription die exorbitante Summe von 600 Goldmark kostete. Mit 84 Orig.-Graphiken, darunter Arbeiten von Max Pechstein (6), Hans Meid (7), G. Tappert (4, davon 1 handkoloriert), W. Geiger (5), W. Gramatte (5), R. Genin (5), Pellegrini, Grossmann, Jaeckel, Scharff, Spiro, Plünnecke u. Stein. Genauso bedeutend wie die graphischen, sind die literarischen Beiträge. Darunter viele Erstdrucke so bedeutender Dichter wie Franz Kafka, Oskar Loerke, Alfred Döblin, H. Hesse, H. v. Hofmannsthal, St. Zweig u.a. In 200 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten gedruckt und heute von goßer Seltenheit. Tadellos erhalten. Beiliegt die Subskriptionsanzeige, 11 S. mit 4 Orig.-Radierungen. - Raabe 35. - Lang S. 78 ausführlich. - Jentsch 32. - Söhn 138.

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        Sulamith. Berlin, Heinz Barger Verlag (1917). 4to. 10 S. Orig.-Halbpergamentbd. mit Rückentitel u. zentraler Deckelvignette.

      . . Erschienen als Kriegsdruck der Cranach Presse. Harry Graf Kessler trägt für den Druck technisch keine Verantwortung, den er wegen Kriegsabwesenheit nicht überwachen konnte. Eines von 200 numerierten und signierten Exemplaren auf Zanders-Bütten. Früher und seltener Band mit Gedichten von Wieland Herzfelde, der später als Verleger des Malik-Verlags bekannt geworden ist. Gutes Exemplar. - Rodenberg 148. - Müller-Krumbach 27. - Der Malik-Verlag 6.

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        TAMBURLAINE AND OTHER VERSES

      (Riverside, CT): Hillacre, 1917. (Riverside, CT): Hillacre, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Dampstaining to the bottom of the spine of the larger limitation copy with little effect on the text. Some aging to the leather of the smaller limitation volume and soiling to the endpapers. Both Very Good. Small quarto (6-1/4" x 9-1/2"). Issued in an edition of 500 copies, 450 on Utopian laid paper and 50 on Nordeling hand-made paper. Present here are examples of each of the two issues. The larger limitation is as published in blue paper-covered boards with a printed paper label on the front cover. The smaller limitation is bound by E. C. Lewis Co., Baylis Bindery, New York, in full black morocco leather with gilt-ruled panels and a new gilt-decorated and lettered spine, marbled endpapers. The smaller limitation is uncommon in the market. Though there is no indication of such in the books themselves, both of these volumes were in the possession of Louis Bryant, Reed's wife. Included is a 4-1/8" x 8-1/2" original photograph of John Reed on stage in costume annotated in Louise Bryant's hand on the rear: "The Game-- A Morality Play By Louise Bryant-- John Reed as Death." With the stamped credit information for photographer Paul Thompson. Perhaps the best known left-wing American journalist of the twentieth century; Reed was portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film REDS, nominated for twelve Academy Awards and winner of three, which centered on Reed's life, notably his romance with Louise Bryant, played by Diane Keaton, and his early death at 33 in Moscow. Reed's best known book, TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, is Reed's firsthand account of the October Revolution in Russia in 1917.

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        Kokain. Mit sieben Zeichnungen von Felixmüller.

      Dresdner Verlag von 1917, (Dresden). 1918.. 43 S. Mit 7 ganzs. Illustrationen. 4°, Orig.-Pappbd. mit vielfarbigem Schablonendruck.. Erste Ausgabe einer der bedeutendsten Novellen des Expressionismus. - Eins von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe; daneben erschienen lediglich 200 Exemplare. - Druckvermerk vom Verfasser signiert. - Auf bläulichem Bütten. - Die Einbände erschienen in unterschiedlichen Farbvarianten, hier vorliegend mit rötlichem Schablonendruck. - Die autobiographische Novelle ist eines der hervorragenden Dokumente des großstädtischen Lebens der expressionistischen Boheme, die Kokain und Morphin als Modedrogen für sich entdeckte. - Rheiner schildert in sehr drastischer Weise die Sucht des Kokainisten Tobias. Lebensmittelpunkt ist das Romanische Cafe, an dessen Marmortischen er um Geld fragt und in dessen Toilette er sich die ersten Injektionen des Tages setzt. Tobias irrt durch die Kantstraße, in der er wohnt, den Kurfürstendamm entlang, vorbei an der Gedächtniskirche, in den Bahnhof Zoo, um schließlich wieder zum 'heiligen Gift' zu greifen und dem Kokainwahn zu verfallen. - Rheiners Leben steht stellvertretend für das vieler seiner Zeitgenossen und so findet der Expressionismus mit seinem Tod in einem ärmlichen kleinen Zimmer in der Kantstraße, nahe der S-Bahnbrücke, keine fünf Minuten vom Cafe des Westens entfernt, 1925 seinen symbolischen Abschluss. Felixmüller setzte Rheiner mit seinem berühmten Gemälde ein Denkmal, das, spätestens seit Paul Raabes Entscheidung, eine Reproduktion als Frontispiz für seine Bibliographie des literarischen Expressionismus zu verwenden, als die Illustration des Schicksals einer ganzen Schriftstellergeneration gilt. - Rheiner kam 1914 als einer der Jüngsten in die exzentrische Gesellschaft des Cafes des Westens, wo er schnell Anschluss fand. Besonders engen Kontakt pflegte er dort mit Johannes R. Becher, der sich zu dieser Zeit durch Narkotika und vorgetäuschte Sucht dem Wehrdienst entzog. Diese Idee, wohl von Hardekopf kommend, sollte für Rheiner erfolglos bleiben und den Beginn seiner Abhängigkeit bedeuten. Gleichzeitig fasste er hier den Entschluss, sich als Dichter zu verdingen und so erschienen bereits im Folgejahr erste Arbeiten u.a. in Pfemferts 'Aktion'. Vom Dienst an der Front suspendiert und nach Berlin zurückgekehrt, verfiel Rheiner endgültig dem Lebensstil der Boheme und seiner Sucht. Die Vormittage verschlief er, die Nachmittage saß er die meiste Zeit im Romanischen Cafe, wo er bis in die Abendstunden blieb, um dann, heimgekehrt, des Nachts zu schreiben. Seine Texte fanden in den bedeutenden spätexpressionistischen Blättern Veröffentlichung. Überdies beteiligte sich Rheiner an der Gründung der 'Expressionistischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dresden', worauf die Einrichtung des 'Dresdner Verlages von 1917' folgte, in dem, bis auf eine Ausnahme, alle seine selbstständigen Publikationen erschienen. Die letzten Jahre verbrachte er vereinsamt und vergessen an verschiedenen Orten, meist ohne feste Bleibe, bis er an einer Überdosis Morphium verstarb. (Vgl. Thomas Rietzschel. In: Walter Rheiner. Kokain. Lyrik, Prosa, Briefe. Leipzig 1985, S. 285-303.) - Einband am Rand mit wenigen, winzigen u. kaum merklichen Flecken, hinterer Vorsatz und unterer Schnitt mit Einbandfarbenfleck, sonst hervoragend erhaltenes Exemplar. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 245. 5. - Raabe, Kat. Marbach 164.4. - Lang, Expressionismus 58. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTIVE ARGENTINA

      Knickerbocker Press 1917 Slight wear to extremities. Last two pages uncut. Rear hinge started ; INSCRIBED by author to ffep. Top edge gilt. Fold - out map in rear; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 763 pages

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        "Plan of Minneapolis: prepared under the direction of the Civic Commission mcmxvii by Edward H. Bennett, architect."

      Minneapolis: The Civic Commission, 1917. Minneapolis: The Civic Commission. 1917. "First and only printing of one of the greatest city plans printed in America this century, limited to 1000 copies (this copy is #398); large 4to, xv, [1], 227, [1]; nearly 200 illustrations throughout, some in color, some duotone, some double page, some folding, all from architect's drawings and renderings, and contemporary sources, plus 2 large folding maps; bookplate on front pastedown, early owner's name on front free endpaper, stains from binding glue on endpapers at hinges, a near fine copy in original red cloth gilt, t.e.g; A futuristic look at Minneapolis, part of which was actually completed."

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        J.M. Keynes Letter Signed

      St. Louis, 1917. St. Louis St. Louis, 1917. Autograph Letter Signed by J.M. Keynes To Oswald Toynbee Falk, a stockbroker and a close friend of Keynes. "[St Louis approaching New York] 11 Sept 1917. My dear Falk, I have had the enclosed letter from Herbert Samuel and have promised to do my best to secure such an article as he indicates. Will you try your hand? I should be very grateful if you would. I suspect that in your usual way you will disclaim the competence. But I would undertake to be the judge of that. In any case you might perhaps fortify yourself with collective wisdom by getting your dining party to discuss it first. I am not sure it wouldn't prove a very instructive topic. If so, perhaps I might bring Mr. Samuel as a guest? I expect to be back in England by the end of the first week of October. Sincerely yours J.M. Keynes." Written on printed letterhead of the Royal Economic Society, Kings College, Cambridge (From Mr. J. M. Keynes, Editor of the Economic Journal). Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Letters signed by Keynes seldom enter the marketplace.Oswald Falk is regarded by Robert Skidelsky as the man who understood John Maynard Keynes' mind more than any of his contemporaries. He argues that it was Falk who gave Keynes' his superb understanding of the unruly financial mechanism of capitalism? which distinguished his work from that of his contemporaries (Skidelsky, 1992, 25). The London stockbroker, Nicholas Davenport, recalled that Falk spent a lot of time with Keynes speculating in currency and commodity deals. According to the economist Tommy Balogh who worked for Falk it was his mentor who gave Keynes the insights to develop his theory of liquidity preference by understanding the gilt-edged securities market. Skidelsky regreted that Falk, the most perceptive contemporary Keynes-watcher did not write a memoir of Keynes when perhaps he could have.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WITH CUT-OUT PICTURES AND COLORS)

      New York: Cupples & Leon, 1917. New York: Cupples & Leon, 1917. Carroll, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). Julia Greene & Helen Pettes. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WITH CUT-OUT PICTURES AND COLORS). Illustrated by Julia Greene & Helen Pettes after John Tenniel. NY: Cupples & Leon, (1917). True First Edition with all four pages of cut-out plates present and uncut. Original publisher's blue cloth lettered in red on the spine, underneath paper covered upper and lower boards. Very Good copy with some fore-edge-wear and a little soil and chipping, ALL FOUR PAGES OF CUT-OUTS are UNCUT, scarce thus. . First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Julia Greene & Helen Pettes.

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        The Three Black Pennys

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. First Edition. Slight cloth dampstaining; very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. A very uncommon jacket. In a custom slipcase with chemise.

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        LITTLE BROTHER AND LITTLE SISTER and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm

      London Constable & Co. Ltd. , 1917. London Constable & Co. Ltd. , 1917. First edition. 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering and vignettes to upper cover and spine. A very good copy indeed, slight edge wear, light foxing throughout and missing two tissue guards. Illustrated endpapers, with a purple line drawing of a fairy queen and her elfin helpers. Twelve colour plates, mounted onto brown art paper, each with a printed caption below. Profusely illustrated in line throughout. A charming version of Grimm's fairy tales accompanied by Rackham's illustrations. Fairy tales include: Snow-white and Rose Red; Thumbling's Travels etc.

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        Portrait Photograph; Presented to One of His Publishers

      c. 1917-1918. Dunsany is seated holding his riding crop, in captain?s uniform (he was wounded in 1916). Image approximately 4 x 5 1/2?; on the photographer?s mount (Lafayette, Ltd., Photographers to the King and Queen, London, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester & Belfast); overall approximately 5/12 x 8?. Minor soiling and wear. Inscribed in his characteristic thick ink, ?To H.B. Liveright from Dunsany.? Liveright had recently published Dunsany in his Modern Library imprint.

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        Ild og Ungdom. Originalmanuskript.

      . Bönnelyckes renskrift til digtsamlingen Ild og Ungdom fra 1917. Manuskriptet bestar af 38 med blaek handskrevne foliosider indlagt i en mappe med laerredsryg og skindtitelfelt. * I Bönnelyckes debutsamling er der en livsglaede, livskraft og begejstring for det moderne, som har virket inspirerende og provokerende pa samtiden. Et par typiske linier: "Jeg elsker dig, du gaadefulde Tid, du Seklernes Sekel, der er rig paa aldrig för anede Omskiftelser, rig paa Kaos, paa Forvirringens Skönhed, Hastighedens Pragt, rig paa halslöse Fremskridt, rig paa Raedsel, paa en svulmende, morderisk Ouverture, Krigen, hvis Basuner, Kanonerne, og Trommer, Mitraillöserne, forkynder Verdensrevolutionen...Jeg elsker alt det, som sker, og som skal ske...".

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

      Benziger Brothers NY 1917. Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover Second book in the Mary Selwyn series which became so popular that two other, smaller books were later written to explain what led Mary to where she began. "Uncle Frank's Mary" (the first book in the series) is also available. Light soil on boards, top edge "dusty". There is a very faint stain along top edge of a few pages in some signatures, but not all, leading me to believe the stain occurred prior to binding. However, there is a stain on rear board that permeates onto rear endpapers. Fade spots on spine. Nevertheless, a very good clean tight binding which matches binding of the first book in the series, "Uncle Frank's Mary". Mary Selwyn Series; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 245 pages; 26788

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