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        THE CRUISE OF THE CORWIN

      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 t.page "Edited by William Frederic Bade" Handwritten inscription on first free e.page: "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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        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

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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

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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

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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.

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        IN THE LAND OF CHINOOK OR THE STORY OF BLAINE COUNTY

      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).

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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]

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        EZRA POUND HIS METRIC AND POETRY

      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

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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.

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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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        [FOUR-VOLUME SCRAPBOOK NARRATIVE DOCUMENTING THE WORLD WAR ONE SERVICE OF HUMPHREY BARBOUR DURING HIS TOUR THROUGH FRANCE]

      [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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        Painter-Gravers of America, First Annual Yearbook.

      New York: (n.d., circa 1917) - First edition, 4to, 12 pp., plus a list of artist members, a list of patrons and an original etching by Eugene Higgins, signed by him in pencil and dated 1917. The etching is entitled "Transferring the Pup" and measures 13.7 x 11.4 cm. We find no record of any other further published yearbooks by this group and this first annual yearbook as well as the etching are quite rare. The Library of Congress on-line catalog has no record of the yearbook and although they do acknowledge the existence of the etching they have not identified it as to year, etc. World Cat shows only one record, that being in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library. A very good plus copy showing a few age related light stains. The etching is fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kleine Prosa.

      A. Francke, Bern. 1917.. 201 S., 1 Bl. 8°, Orig.-Pappbd.. Erste Ausgabe. - Selten, da ein Großteil 1923 bei einem Lagerbrand vernichtet wurde; bis 1922 waren gemäß Verlagsunterlagen von der Auflage von 1500 Exemplaren nur 735 verkauft worden. - Einband etwas gebräunt, Ecken berieben, Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - W/G 10 Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        1917 Fpak mit violettem SMS DEUTSCHLAND U BOOTS Z:K: nach Giesen

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        Vase für das Kino in Eggenburg. Zeichnung mit brauner Tusche auf Pergamin. Signiert und datiert "CH. 14".

      . 20,5 x 21,5 cm.. Sehr frühes Werk des Architekten, dessen Bruder im Bezirk Mitglied der Waldmark Horn war. Das Kino in Eggenburg, 1917 eröffnet und von dem Kaufmann Josef Winkler betrieben, dient heute (ohne Vase) als Depot des Krahuletz-Museums.

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        L'homme et son desir

      [Petropolis (Brazil) and Paris (Nouvelle Revue Francaise), circa 1917]. Large 4to (11 1/2 x 56 7/8 inches when fully extended), stiff cream paper hand-cut to expose backing of heavy royal blue pochoir stock, mounted on bristol board, panels connected beneath backing with linen hinges. 7 double-sided panels, containing mounted panels of handwritten text by Claudel and cut-out designs by Audrey Parr of nude and clothed dancers, with blue ink ornamental additions. Original folding slipcase. Copy no. 14 of an edition of 50 (reportedly). The front side contains pasted panels of text, hand-written by Claudel and comprising the ballet's scenic and choreographic directions and libretto. Alongside the text panels are cut-out designs of nude and clothed dancers, with hand-drawn ornamental additions in blue ink by Parr. On the reverse is a bright, semi-abstract collage by Helene Hoppenot (the famed photographer) of black figures with sashes and musical instruments in gold foil appliques, set against printed commercial music staves, with geometricized, hand-cut black musical notes forming the score for the work by Darius Milhaud Claudel created the ballet while he served as French minister to Brazil and Milhaud was his secretary. According to Milhaud, the Ballets Russes gave a performance in Rio in 1916; it was one of the last times Nijinsky performed, and it was with him in mind that Claudel composed the ballet. See full illustrated description: http://www.goldenlegend.com/list/claudel.pdf

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        De geologische bouw der Geldersche vallei II, benevens beschrijving van eenige nieuwe grondboringen IX. Met ééne plaat (Lorié). Beschouwingen over en in verband met de daling van den bodem van Nederland (Steenhuis). Over flora, bodem en historie van het meertje van Rockanje. Met 23 platen. (Blaauw) Dodo-studiën. Naar aanleiding van de vondst van een gevelsteen met Dodo-beeld van 1561 te Vere. Met 15 platen (Oudemans). Studien zur Nervengeneration II. Die Regeneration nach Vereinigung ungleichartiger Nervenstücke (heterogene Regenration), und die Funktion der Augenmuskel- und Zungennerven. Die allgemeine Gezetze der Nervengeneration. Mit einer Tekstfigur und 50 Figuren auf 6 Tafeln (Boeke). Anatomische Bemerkungen über einen Fetus von Elephas Africanus. Mit 28 Textfiguren (Bolk).

      Amsterdam, Müller, 1917. (IV) 30, (VIII) 115, (VIII) 107, (VI) 140, (IV) 71, 40 pp. halflinnen. Illustraties. (VKAW. Tweede sectie. Deel 19) *band verkleurd, deel uit schutblad geknipt*.

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        Die miniaturen-Sammlung Seiner Koniglichenhoheit Des Grossherzogs Ernst Ludwig Von Hessen Und Bei Rhein

      Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Book. Folio - over 12. No 315 of limited edition of 350. viii, 148 plates, 38 pp. Plates are 15 by 11 inches, or 39 by 28 cm. Plates can have one to half a dozen miniature images, some of which are in color. Each plate protected by tissue guard (more like wax paper) which also has caption. Plates and tissue guards are pristine. Binding is tight. Magnificent full orange morocco binding, with bright gilt symbol for Ernst Ludwig in center of front board. Spine has four thick raised bands. Slight fading to color of spine. A few minor scuffs elsewhere. Rear board, lower edge has dampstain, but this is minor defect in relation to whole. But for that, book is fine, and this is a splendid, regal copy. The book weighs 16 pounds, so expect extra shipping charges.

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        Roosevelt thanks a New Yorker for responding to the government's "Eyes for the Navy" appeal by sending binoculars used in yacht races in New York harbor. Accompanied by the actual binoculars and additional provenance

      Archive Comprises: (1) Typed Letter Signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy, one page, 8" x 10.25". Washington, December 13, 1917. To Mr. Chas. Lang, New York City. In full, "Your prompt and patriotic response to the NAVY'S call for binoculars, telescopes, and spy-glasses, is most appreciated. The glasses will be very useful in the prosecution of Naval Operations until victory is won. At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be made to return them to you, when it is hoped that you will feel compensated for any evidence of wear, by the knowledge that you have supplied 'Eyes for the NAVY' during a very trying period. On behalf of the NAVY, I wish to thank you most heartily." Folds, slightly creased. Discoloration on verso from newspaper article which had been clipped to the top of the letter, with light show-through and paper clip indentation. Fine condition. (2) Original newspaper article from "The New York Ti

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        Collection of Nishikie on History, Geography, and Customs [Rekishi chiri fuzoku Nishikie bunko] (5 volumes)

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

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        De nieuwe beweging in de schilderkunst. (Met opdracht van de auteur).

      Delft, Technische Boekhandel en Drukkerij J. Waltman Jr, 1917. 24,8 x 16,0 cm. Ingenaaid. 44, (24) p. Geïllustreerd met kunstwerken van o.a. Cézanne, Huszár, Van der Leck, Manet en Toorop. 1e druk.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op de titelpagina: 'Aan mijn zusje Frie/ Does.' De opdracht is gericht aan Frie Milius, de zus van Lena Milius, die op 30 mei 1917 met Van Doesburg in het huwelijk trad. Van Doesburg had in 1915 al met zwart krijt een portret van Frie Milius getekend.Opdrachtexemplaren van Theo van Doesburg zijn zeldzaam; deze opdracht in inkt aan een vers familielid is wel zeer bijzonder. == Inscribed by Van Doesburg.

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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

      Published by Constable & Co. Ltd., 1917. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition, limited to 525 numbered and signed copies. Bound in light grey cloth with gold pictorial spine. Gold pictorial white label to front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 13 tipped-in colour plates and 43 b/w drawings. Mauve on white pictorial endpapers. 250pp. 12 x 9.5". This edition comes with original mounted plate in envelope. SIGNED by Rackham. Envelope has large tear to one edge and some foxing. This is Copy no. 242 of 525, also SIGNED by Rackham. Some bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. A few marks to covers. Foxing and some browning to endpapers, outer page edges and some pages internally. Binding is nice and tight. Mounted colour plates are excellent, although a couple of loose tissue-guards appear to be missing. A lovely copy of this beautiful book! [R]

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        Stella Peregrina. 18 Faksimilie-Nachbildungen nach den Originalen von Franz Marc. Handkoloriert von Annette v. Eckhardt. München, Franz Hanfstaengel 1917. Folio. 22 S. u. 18 handkolorierte Lichtdrucktaf. Orig.-Kartbd.

      . . In nur 110 Exemplaren erschienen. Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit der Frau Herzogin Eleonora in Bayern erfurchtsvoll gewidmet. Aquarelle und Zeichnungen von Franz Marc zu Gedichten von Dehmel, Bethge, Wackernagel u.a. Die Tafeln wurden von Annette von Eckhardt handkoloriert. Tadelloses Exemplar.

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        35. Ausstellung Neue Kunst Hans Goltz München. Stanislaus Stückgold. Mai-Juni 1917.

      München, Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn, 1917,. 1. Station der Wanderausstellung, 20,2 x 15,4 cm, 39(1) Seiten, 18 teils ganzseitige schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, illustrierte Original-Broschur auf dünnem Papier (Eckknicke, minimaler Einriss, leichte Gebrauchsspuren), gutes Exemplar des empfindlichen Heftes.. Vollmer IV, 383. - Meissner, ohne Auftrag, zur Geschichte des Kunsthandels in München, siehe Seite 58ff. - Meissner, Dokumentation Neue Kunst Hans Goltz Seite 263. - Der Katalog verzeichnet 76 Positionen aus den Jahren 1911 bis 1916. Folgende Werke sind abgebildet: Der Schwiegervater; Nora; Die Mondgängerin; Die gelbe Blume; Sinnendes Mädchen; Elisabeth; Landschaft mit Reiter; Weihnachten; Der Mystiker; Gewalten; Madonna unter Blumen; Blumen und Früchte; Der Dichter; Meditation; Ungarisches Märchen; Ungarischer Garten; Komposition mit Fischen (Holzschnitt); Farbige Zeichnung.

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        SEMIOLOGIA RÖENTGENOLOGICA DEL APARATO RESPIRATORIO INTRATORACICO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1917-18. 2h+23Pag+42 Bellas planchas fotograficas. Tela. 23X17. Tapa deslucida. Dedicatoria al autor. Rara Obra. 9.5 Biblioteca A. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12344703773

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        TROTULA DE MESTRE JOHAN.

      S/imp. S.l.n.a. [Edició de Miquel y Planas. Barcelona, c. 1917 - .] 20,5 cm. 58 fulles sense paginar (sign. a4-n4-03). Text en lletra gòtica. Enq. en mitja pell recent, nervis, teixell, tall superior pintat. Paper de fil i dos plecs en paper japó. * Sense portada ni peu d'impremta. Probablement forma part de les proves d'impremta de l'edicio que no es va arribar a publicar de l'aplec 4 (vols. 19, 20, 21 i 22) de Recull de textes catalans antics. A partir del full 32 inclou "Speculum", un text sobre medicina. Literatura catalana antiga Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

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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&#39;s Diary

      Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 302,(1)pp. Publisher&#39;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. &#39;Truth is stranger than fiction.&#39; Error alone can bind us in chains. But &#39;the Truth will make us free.&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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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