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        On the Relation between the Expansion and the mean Density of the Universe.Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 1932. First edition.

      The rare offprint of the paper which introduced the 'Einstein-de Sitter' cosmological model, the basis for the discussion of relativistic cosmology over the next several decades. Here Einstein finally banishes the cosmological constant, which he had introduced in 1917 to secure a static universe, but which he subsequently regarded as his 'biggest blunder.'<br/><br/> "In 1932 Einstein and de Sitter proposed that the cosmological constant should be set equal to zero, and they derived a homogeneous and isotropic model that provides the separating case between the closed and open Friedmann models; i.e., Einstein and de Sitter assumed that the spatial curvature of the universe is neither positive nor negative but rather zero. The spatial geometry of the Einstein-de Sitter universe is Euclidean (infinite total volume), but space-time is not globally flat (i.e., not exactly the space-time of special relativity). Time again commences with a big bang and the galaxies recede forever, but the recession rate (Hubble's 'constant') asymptotically coasts to zero as time advances to infinity. Because the geometry of space and the gross evolutionary properties are uniquely defined in the Einstein-de Sitter model, [it has] long considered it the most fitting candidate to describe the actual universe" (Britannica). <br/><br/> "[In] 1932, Einstein collaborated with his friend and former cosmological rival, de Sitter, in suggesting a model of the universe that came to be of considerable importance. Given that the only 'directly observable data' were the expansion of the universe and its present mean density, the two scientists noted that observations did not allow derivation of either the sign or the value of the curvature. Therefore, 'the question arises whether it is possible to represent the observed facts without introducing a curvature at all' ... The historical importance of the model does not lie so much in its being a possible candidate for the real structure of the world as in its simplicity: the model has often been considered as representative of relativistic evolution models and therefore been used in discussions of the validity of this kind of cosmology" (Kragh, p. 35). <br/><br/> It is significant that, although the Einstein-de Sitter model clearly implies that the universe has a finite age (i.e., it began with a 'big bang'), this aspect is not discussed at all in their paper. Einstein found this idea deeply troubling, and de Sitter "denied that a definite age of a few billion years could be ascribed to the universe" (ibid.). <br/><br/> H. Kragh, <i>Cosmology and Controversy</i>, Princeton, 1996.. 8vo (257 x 174 mm), original brown printed wrappers, a very fine copy. Offprint from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 213-14. Weil 184

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        The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis.London: Cambridge University Press, 1952.

      First edition, very rare offprint issue, and the copy of Robin Gandy, of Turing's last major published work which has been 'hugely influential' (Maini), and 'in every respect ahead of its time' (Copeland). Taking his cue from the zoologist D'Arcy Thompson, who held that the forms of living things are to be explained in terms of the operation of physical forces and mathematical laws, Turing presents here the first mathematical theory of embryology.<br/><br/> Offprints of Turing's papers are extremely rare in institutional holdings, and even more so in commerce. We have located only the copy in the Turing Archive at King's College, Cambridge and that in the Max Newman collection (now at Bletchley Park). The latter copy is the only other copy we are aware of having appeared in commerce.<br/><br/> "Alan Turing's paper, 'The chemical basis of morphogenesis,' has been hugely influential in a number of areas. In this paper, Turing proposed that biological pattern formation arises in response to a chemical pre-pattern which, in turn, is set up by a process now known as <i>diffusion-driven instability</i>. The genius of this work was that he considered a system which was stable in the absence of diffusion and then showed that the addition of diffusion, which is naturally stabilising, actually caused an instability. Thus, it was the <i>integration</i> of the parts that was as crucial to the understanding of embryological development as the parts themselves - patterns emerged or self-organised as a result of the individual parts interacting. To see how far ahead of his time he was, one has to note that it is only now in the post-genomic era of systems biology that the majority of the scientific community has arrived at the conclusion he came to 60 years ago... <br/><br/> "Applications of Turing's work to developmental biology are too numerous to list but include limb development, pigmentation patterning, hair and feather germ formation, tooth morphogenesis, phyllotaxis, hydra patterning and regeneration. Moreover, ideas of self-organization now abound in biology, chemistry and ecology. The stimulus for a lot of this work stems from Turing's original ideas... Although still very controversial, Turing's theory for morphogenesis provided a paradigm shift in our way of thinking" (Philip K. Maini, in <i>Alan Turing: his work and impact</i>, p. 684). <br/><br/> "Alan had thought about embryology all the time, fascinated by the fact that how such growth was determined was something 'nobody has yet made the smallest beginnings at finding out.' There had been little advance since <i>Growth and Form</i> [by D'Arcy Thomspon], the 1917 classic that he had read before the war...<br/><br/> "The greatest puzzle was that of how biological matter could assemble itself into patterns which were so enormous compared to the size of the cells. How could an assemblage of cells 'know' that it must settle into a five-fold symmetry, to make a starfish? How could the Fibonacci pattern of a fir-cone be imposed in its harmonious, regular way upon a growing plant? How could matter take <i>shape</i> or, as biological Greek had it, what was the secret of <i>morphogenesis</i>? Suggestive words like 'morphogenetic field', vague as the Life Force, were employed by biologists to describe the way that embryonic tissue seemed to be endowed with an invisible pattern which subsequently dictated its harmonious development. It had been conjectured that these 'fields' could be described in chemical terms - but there was no theory of how this could be. Polanyi believed that there was <i>no</i> explanation except by a guiding <i>esprit de corps</i>; the inexplicability of embryonic form was one of his many arguments against determinism. Conversely, Alan told Robin [Gandy] that his new ideas were intended to 'defeat the Argument from Design'... <br/><br/> "There were other suggestions in the literature for the nature of the 'morphogenetic field', but at some point Alan decided to accept the idea that it was defined by some variation of chemical concentrations, and to see how far he could get on the basis of that one idea... [The problem was] to discover circumstances in which a mixture of chemical solutions, diffusing and reacting with each other, could settle into a pattern, a pulsating pattern of chemical waves; waves of concentration into which the developing tissue would harden; waves which would encompass millions of cells, organising them into a symmetrical order far greater in scale... <br/><br/> "There was one central, fundamental problem. It was exemplified in the phenomenon of <i>gastrulation</i>... in which a perfect sphere of cells would suddenly develop a groove, determining the head and tail ends of the emergent animal. The problem was this: if the sphere were symmetrical, and the chemical equations were symmetrical, without knowledge of left or right, up or down, where did the <i>decision</i> come from? <br/><br/> "To examine this moment of crisis mathematically, one had to approximate over and over again. He had to ignore the internal structure of the cells, and forget that the cells themselves would be moving and splitting as the patterning process took place... But with these reservations, his approach was to take the model and try it out... The result was applied mathematics <i>par excellence</i>. Just as the simple idea of the Turing machine had sent him into fields beyond the boundaries of Cambridge mathematics, so now this simple idea in physical chemistry took him into a region of new mathematical problems... <br/><br/> "[On 12 February 1951] the Ferranti Mark I computer was delivered at the Manchester department, which by now had a newly built Computing Laboratory to house it. Alan wrote to Mike Woodger back at the [National Physical Laboratory]: 'Our new machine is to start arriving on Monday. I am hoping as one of its first jobs to do something about 'chemical embryology'. In particular I think one can account for the appearance of Fibonacci numbers in connection with fir-cones'. It had been twenty-one years, and the computer had come of age. It was as though all that he had done, and all that the world had done to him, had been to provide him with an electronic universal machine, with which to think about the secret of life" (Hodges, pp. 430-437). <br/><br/> "During the final years of his life Turing was working on what would now be called Artificial Life or A-Life. He used the Ferranti Mark I computer belonging to the Manchester University Computing Machine Laboratory to simulate a chemical mechanism by which the genes of a zygote may determine the anatomical structure of the resulting animal or plant. He described these studies as 'not altogether unconnected' to his work on neural networks, as 'brain structure has to be ... achieved by the genetical embryological mechanism, and this theory that I am now working on may make clearer what restrictions this really implies.' During this period Turing achieved the distinction of being the first to engage in the computer-assisted exploration of non-linear dynamical systems" (Copeland on <br/><br/> Although there are no ownership marks, this offprint is from the working library of Robin Gandy. "[Gandy's] interest in [mathematical logic] commenced through his wartime acquaintance with Alan Turing as far back as 1944. His twin interests in the foundations of science and mathematics were fostered by Turing. These interests moulded a career which always seemed larger than his publication list, although that grew in diversity with the years to include some seminal papers. Initially, he read widely and published little, but around 1960 he started to produce the major results which made him an international figure in the theory of abstract recursion and in effective, descriptive set theory. There were also major conceptual innovations such as the theory of inductive definitions, and a plethora of ingenious intricate proofs in different corners of the subject. He wrote papers on many areas of logic and was much in demand as a reviewer of books on the foundations of mathematics and science. He remained active and productive and was a familiar figure at international conferences until his sad and unexpected death (from an aortic rupture) on November 20th, 1995. <br/><br/> "He was born on September 22nd, 1919, in Peppard, Oxfordshire, where his father, Thomas Gandy, was in general practice. His mother Ida Gandy earned a reputation for a sequence of books based on her early life in Wiltshire. Educated at Abbotsholme, a progressive public school, he went on to join that special elite at King's College, Cambridge, intellectual home of such famous names as E. M. Forster the novelist, J. Maynard Keynes the economist - and Alan Turing. He met Turing at a party in 1940 (Gandy's graduation year) but their early wartime careers were separate. Gandy was commissioned in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and became an expert on military radio and radar, whilst Turing joined the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park. They were brought together at Hanslope Park in 1944 to work on a speech decipherment system, christened 'Delilah' at Gandy's suggestion because it was intended to be a "deceiver of men". <br/><br/> "Their friendship continued after the war, back at King's College where Turing had resumed his fellowship. Gandy took Part III of the Mathematical Tripos with distinction, then began studying for a PhD under Turing's supervision; his successful thesis on the logical foundation of physics ("On axiomatic systems in mathematics and theories in physics") was presented in 1953 and can now be seen as a bridge between his wartime expertise and later career. When Turing died in 1954 he left his mathematical books and papers to Gandy, who, in 1963, took over from Max Newman the task of editing the papers for publication" (Moschovakis & Yates, pp. 367-8). <br/><br/> B. J. Copeland, <i>The Essential Turing</i>, Clarendon Press, 2004; Andrew Hodges, <i>Alan Turing: The Enigma</i>, 1983; Yiannis Moschovakis & Mike Yates, 'In Memoriam: Robin Oliver Gandy 1919-1995', <i>Bulletin of Symbolic Logic</i>, Vol. 2, 1996, pp. 367-370.. Offprint from: Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, pp. 37-72. Large 4to (302 x 233 mm), original light brown printed wrappers

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        EARLY HISTORY Of The CHEROKEES Embracing Aboriginal Customs, Religion, Laws, Folk Lore, and Civilization

      (n. p.):. (1917).. 7" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Howes S-899). 254, [18] pp (including Index).. Brick red cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to front board.. Spine cloth sunned. Wear & soiling to binding, which has been. professionally recased. Period pos to eps [dated 1917]. A Good-plus. copy of a book rare on the commercial market.. Frontispiece, 25 b/w inserted plates (including the Cherokee Alphabet) & 6 maps (one double-page).

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        Trial of Lieutenant Malcolm for Murder. Sir John Simon&#39;s Speech for the Defence. [Privately Printed]. VISCOUNT SIMON&#39;S PRESENTATION COPY WITH A.L.s

      Privately Printed for Stevens and Sons by C.F. Roworth, 1917. 8vo., First Edition, with a full-page plan; strongly bound in contemporary red buckram, backstrip lettered in gilt, uncut, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM SIR JOHN (LATER VISCOUNT) SIMON TO MAJOR A W H JAMES WITH THE FORMER&#39;S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. A FINE AND RELEVANT A.L.s FROM SIMON TO JAMES IS MOUNTED ON REAR ENDPAPER. The letter is written from HQ, Royal Flying Corps, where Simon served briefly on Lord Trenchard&#39;s staff during WWI. Major James has noted the context in a neat hand on inner wrapper: &#39;Immediately after the trial John Simon came out to HQ, RFC, France, and was attached under instruction to my squadron, No. 6, at Abeele. I had known Simon when I was at Cambridge, and he and Ernest Burge had a hunting box at Huntingdon. John Simon, whom I got to know very well later, in the same mess at HQ. RFC, and later in the H. of C [House of Commons] was intrigued to meet someone who knew his client, Malcolm, well. John Allsebrook Simon, KC, 1st Viscount Simon (1873-1954) is one of only three British politicians to have served as Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary [under Churchill] and Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the sensational trial of Lieutenant [Douglas] Malcolm of the Royal Artillery for the murder of Anton Baumberg [Count de Borch], Simon led the Defence. After the summing-up by the Judge [Justice McCardie] the Jury retired and after twenty-five minutes&#39; absence returned a verdict of &#39;Not Guilty&#39;. RARE, AND IN THIS CASE CONTEXTUALLY UNIQUE. . Catalogs: crime.

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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali - 1a guerra mondiale). Milano, 1917, A. 42, dal n 18 (18 gennaio) al n 304 (31 ottobre) e dall'1 al 31 dicembre, fasc. di 4 pag. cad. rilegati in sei volumi m.tela nera.

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        The Curtiss Standard JN-4B Military Tractor Hand Book

      Buffalo. Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. 1917. Bound in imprinted green cloth over boards. Thin 8vo (5"x8"). The First Edition. Illustrated with diagrams, 3 of which are fold-outs,detailing the specs and assembly instructions for the airplane.Laid-into volume are two Request for Transportation receipts issued by the U.S. War Department and a period Morse Code Pocket Signal Disk. The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was one of a series of "JN" biplanes built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York, later the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Although the Curtiss JN series (the common nickname was derived from "JN") was originally produced as a training aircraft for the U.S. Army, the "Jenny" continued post-World War I as a civil aircraft as it became the "backbone of American post-war [civil] aviation.Thousands of surplus Jennys were sold at bargain prices to private owners in the years after the War and became central to the barnstorming era that helped awaken America to civil aviation through much of the 1920s.& & & The Curtiss JN-4 is possibly North America&#39;s most famous World War I aircraft. It was widely used during World War I to train beginning pilots, with an estimated 95% of all trainees having flown a JN-4. The U.S. version was called "Jenny", a derivation from its official designation. It was a twin-seat (student in front of instructor) dual control biplane. Its tractor prop and maneuverability made it ideal for initial pilot training with a 90 horsepower (67 kW) Curtiss OX-5 V8 engine giving a top speed of 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) and a service ceiling of 6,500 feet (2,000 m).& & The JN-4B was powered by an OX-2 piston engine, 76 built for the U.S. Army, nine for the U.S. Navy.& & The Jenny remained in service with the US Army until 1927.& After World War I, thousands were sold on the civilian market, including one to Charles Lindbergh in May 1923 in which he then soloed. Surplus US Army aircraft were sold, some still in their unopened packing crates, for as little as $50, essentially "flooding" the market.With private and commercial flying in North America unhampered by regulations concerning their use, pilots found the Jenny&#39;s slow speed and stability made it ideal for stunt flying and aerobatic displays in the barnstorming era between the world wars, with the nearly identical Standard J-1 aircraft often used alongside it. Some were still flying into the 1930s. Small Blind embossed stamp of the State of California Bureau of Weights and Measures to lower corner of Front Free Endsheet and Title Page. A bit musty, else a Near Fine, bright, crisp copy unblemished by foxing or any other blemish to text or plates.

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      1917. William-fel et Gaston Latouche. . A Paris aux dépens d&#39;un amateur, 1917 Couverture conservée, in 4 (31 x 24 cm), 27 pages. Illustration d&#39;une part d&#39;un frontispice, de 2 hors-texte, de 10 en-têtes, de 10 culs-de-lampe, et d&#39;autre part de 10 illustrations en couleurs hors-texte par William-fel et Gaston Latouche. Reliure contemporaine à la bradel, demi maroquin bleu à coins, plat avec filets, dos à nerfs, fers et titre dorés. Tirage limité à 109 exemplaires: 100 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 100 tous sur papier Whatman ( 1 exemplaire contient toutes les aquarelles de Gaston Latouche), 9 exemplaires pour les collaborateurs. Exemplaire numéro 34 AVEC UN DESSIN ORIGINAL, LE CUL-DE-LAMPE DE LA POESIE STROPHES, exemplaire sur papier Whatman. Bel ouvrage avec 13 hors-texte en couleurs (10 de Gaston La Touche et 3 de William-fel), ainsi que de 10 culs-de-lampe et entête de William-fel. Un dessin original de William-fel (cul-de-lampe) est relié avec l&#39;ensemble en début d&#39;ouvrage. La Touche (1854-1913) est un peintre, décorateur (Participation à la décoration du restaurant Le Train Bleu à Paris), illustrateur et sculpteur français du XIX° siècle, considéré comme un des grands maîtres du postimpressionnisme. Outre son &#156;uvre composée de dessins, pastels, aquarelles, lithographies et peintures, il illustra entre autres, L&#39;assommoir de Zola, Au Flanc de la vase d&#39;Albert Samain, et bien-sur, Poëmes d&#39;Henri de Régnier. Cet ouvrage comprend 10 poèmes d&#39;Henri de Régnier : Watteau, Strophes, Saisons, Pégase au Satyre, Ode, La Nymphe de la Source, La Lampe, L&#39;heure heureuse, Epigramme vénitienne, L&#39;accueil - Très bon état général, intérieur d&#39;une grande fraicheur mais reliure contemporaine.

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        Lektsii o rabote glavnikh pishchevariteljnikh zhelez. (lectures on the work of the principal digestive glands)

      Moscow, 1917. In Russian. 8vo (19.5 x 13 cm) xvi, 230 p., (1). Contemporary cloth with original wrapper mounted on front.* Second Russian edition of Pavlov&#39;s work on the the digestive glands, one of the most important books in neurobiology. The first edition was published in 1897. Even this second edition is now extremely difficult to find. Old ex-owners signature and private stamp on front cover and title page, paper a bit uniformly age toned, but overall a very good copy. Printing and the Mind of Man no. 385 (for first edition). Dibner 135. Garrison and Morton 1022.

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        The Writings of Kate Douglas Wiggin. The Birds&#39; Christmas Carol, etc

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1917., 1917. The Autograph Edition, SIGNED by the Author and LIMITED to 500 copies of which this is number 103. Complete in 11 volumes, bound for the publisher&#39;s by The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., in green half morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spines evenly faded to brown; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt others untrimmed. Generously illustrated with full page coloured and black and white plates. Unusually, the Autograph page doesn&#39;t only include the Author&#39;s signature but also a more personal hand written INSCRIPTION too: "Your ownership of this edition means that you must have a certain affection for my work. Thus you make me your friend and debtor. Gratefully Yours." The name of the receiver is hand-written bellow the author&#39;s signature. A charming inscription in a superb set in an old leather binding.

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      New York, D. Appleton & Co.,, 1917. A novel. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Housed in a quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Spine severely faded, lettering dull. Very good. First Edition, First Printing. "A.J.H.S. from E.W. Paris August 19 / 17". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, a close friend of Wharton&#39;s. With corrections to the text by the author on 18 pages (mostly single letters but several much more substantive).

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        He is Keeping the World safe for Democracy: Enlist and help him

      Pennsylvania: Erie Litho. Co.. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph mounted on linen. Image measures 36.25" x 52.75". A stark poster featuring a young sailor with a simple plea for help, circa 1917. Clifford Carleton (1867-1946) was an American artist. Minor creases.

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      New York; Weinberger, 1917 - Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 109 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Harry Weinberger, attorney for the plaintiffs-in-error. Actively opposed to the first world war, Goldman and Berkman were arrested in July, 1917, and charged with conspiring against the draft. This document encompasses a legal brief calling for the charges to be dropped. Goldman and Berkman defended themselves in the trial however; though they did take up similar points of defense as that laid out by Weinberger in this self-published book. Weinberger (1888-1944) was the son of Hungarian immigrants. He obtained his law degree studying nights at New York University Law School while he worked during the day as a stenographer. He was admitted to the bar in 1908. A staunch believer in civil liberties, Weinberger defended many aliens, immigrants, anarchists, and other radicals, including Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, whom he believed had been deprived of their rights. He also developed an expertise in copyright law, representing many writers, including Eugene O'Neill. Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 - Draft resisters - United States. Trials (Conspiracy) - United States. Draft - United States. Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, plaintiff in error -- Trials, litigation, etc. Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936, plaintiff in error - Trials, litigation, etc. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wraps rebacked with tape, light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-15) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HIS LAST BOW full red morocco to the style of the original cloth cover

      London: JOHN MURRAY, 1917. First UK edition. Full Leather. Fine. HIS LAST BOW - 1917 & & a. First English edition: & & HIS LAST BOW | SOME REMINISCENCES | OF SHER­LOCK HOLMES | BY ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE | LON­DON | JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. I & & Newly Rebound& Rebound in full red morocco to the style of the original cloth cover.& Original front cover and spine bound in at rear.& & CONTENTS:& [i] half-title; [ii] list of twenty-six works by the author; [iii] title; [iv] ALL RIGHTS RESERVED; v PREFACE: JOHN H. WATSON, M.D[vi] blank; vii &#39;CONTENTS ; [viii] blank; 1-305 text; [306] imprint in centre: PRINTED BY | HAZELL, WATSON AND VINEY, L,D. |LONDON AND AYLESBURY | ENGLAND; [3:07-12] pub­lisher&#39;s advertisements. & & COLLATION:& Crown 8vo. 19.1 X 12.4 em. [1]-20,,1:60 leaves, [i]-[viii], 1- [,31:2]. & & TEXT BLOCK& Text block very clean& & Green & Gibson A40 - all as stated.

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        His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray 1917,, 1917. First Edition. Contains Holmes last eight "Adventures". Preface by Dr. Watson reveals that the approach of the war with Germany caused Holmes to "lay his remarkable combination of intellectual and practical activity at the disposal of the Government." Octavo, 194 x 132mm, pps. (vii) + 305 + 6 adverts. Backstrip sunned, gilt dulled, a little browning to flyleaves, some acceptable wear. A very good copy, formerly the property of Rene de Chochor, director of the estate of A. Conan Doyle, whose main responsibility was to negotiate all the many contracts for cinema and ensure that copyrights were respected. There is a pencil note to this effect on the pastedown. Provenance; Ex-Christies 4074, lot 260 (part).

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        The Quest of Mary Selwyn

      New York: BENZIGER BROTHERS, 1917 first edition book is tight with no markings, previous owners bookplate on front paste down, some soiling and tanning to page edges, boards have some rubbing and soiling with bumping at the corners with fraying, head and tail have a worn spot on the cloth with a small slit. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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        Pierrot Wounded. Adapted by Walter Adolphe Roberts from the French of P. Alberty

      Chicago, Brothers of the Book, 1917. [8] p.; 17 cm. Poem by Jamaican-born African American poet and journalist P. Alberty . "Proceeds go to the Chicago Committee of the American Fund for the French Wounded." The poem was the title of a 1921 collection of Roberts's poems. This is the rare first printing. Slightly soiled; held together with red, white & blue ribbon; very good. Stock#OB517.

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        The Football Calendar 1917

      n. p.: Sully & Kleinteich, 1917. Fine Condition. Bound in the publisher&#39;s original football shaped wrappers. Most of the original box is here and in fair shape, the cover illustration on the box has one moderate sized chip.

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        Petit matin *

      1917. 1917 - Pointe sèche originale 27 x 23 (procédé Barraud), feuille 50 x 63, signée à la mine de plomb, monogrammée et titrée en bas à gauche, tirée par l'artiste à 10 exemplaires. L'une des plus grandes compositions gravées par l'artiste, assez belle d'ailleurs, et l'une des dernières de la première manière, si l'on ose dire.Les noctambules aprécieront l'ambiance des lendemains d'hier qu'elle diffuse.[Cailler & Darel 91]

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        The Job. Inscribed and Signed First Edition

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1917. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition [1917], without dustjacket, with a personalized inscription signed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To William & Helen Woodward from a person who has begged jobs from Helen, grabbed &#39;em off&#39;n Bill, and sometime swiped [?] their flat. Sinclair Lewis". Bill Woodward, himself a literary figure with whom Lewis had a falling-out later in life, provided Lewis with essentially his first literary job for $60.00 a week in 1913. Lewis remained friendly with both Woodwards for a number of years, and sublet their flat in New York after they had moved west. A piece Woodward wrote about Lewis in the New Yorker after World War II did not sit well with Lewis and ended their frindship. Drab olive cloth lettered in gilt, February 1917 and B-R designators on copyright page. Edges rubbed with light fraying to corners and spine ends, very minor vertical splits to spine ends, slight lean to binding, hinges intact, pages clean and unmarked other than the author&#39;s inscription. Great association copy. Signed: I Inscribed by The Author

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      Halifax: Gerald E. Weir, 1917 MacLennan, Hugh DEVASTATED HALIFAX, Halifax: Gerald E. Weir, 1917. Oblong 12mo., 32 pp. Second Edition. Brown wrappers. A news photo compilation of the city after the Halifax harbor explosion. Ex Libris Hugh MacLennan & Signed with his Summerhill address on the title page. A very good copy the spine has been archivally strengthened. An interesting & unique piece of ephemera related to MacLennan&#39;s first novel Barometer Rising. $750.00. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Captain Gault. Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain

      London: Eveleigh Nash Company Limited, 1917. First edition. 8vo. [i]-xi, [xii, blank], 13-303 pp. Red cloth, spine and upper board titled in black. Text block somewhat toned. Very good. Hubin p. 207; Currey p. 242 . Collection of crime stories, narrated by the scrupulous smuggler and ladies&#39; man, Captain Gault. Scarce

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        Poems; With Signed Letter

      Published by Arthur L. Humphreys, 187 Piccadilly, London First Edition 1917. London 1917. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original deep navy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel, top edge gilt. 8vo. 8&#39;&#39; x 6&#39;&#39;. Contains 44 printed pages of text with tissue-guarded monochrome photographic frontispiece of the author. A little foxing to the paper and in Very Good sound condition. On the outbreak of War Gerald George Samuel sought to enter the army, but was twice rejected for sight. He succeeded in obtaining a commission in the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment in October, 1915. He went out with the Battalion to France, and was twice wounded, and was killed in action leading his Company at the Battle of Messines on June 7th, 1917. He had devoted his life to the welfare of working lads in the East End of London, and had built and endowed a Home for Orphans, where he intended living himself, in connection with the Stepney Jewish Boys&#39; Club. A touching farewell letter which he wrote to the boys in 1916, to be given to them only in the event of his death, together with the Poems from this book, discloses his nobility of character and also a loyal Englishman. Remarkably the original four page hand-written letter on his letter-headed paper is loosely enclosed and was taken word for word as a Preface to the book. SIGNED &#39;Gerald G. Samuel.&#39; Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Carnet d&#39;un Permissionnaire

      Paris - Chez Devambez5 by 6.5, 32pp, 1917 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming little scarcebook of anecdotes with beautiful illustrations. In French. Each page of text is accompanied with acolourfulpochoir woodcut. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, generally smart with one slight tidemark. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wisssenschaften, 1917.

      First edition, and a very fine copy, of Einstein's landmark paper which marks the birth of modern cosmology". In this paper Einstein's famous 'cosmological constant' also appears for the first time.<br/><br/> "It might be said in retrospect that two notable events signaled the birth of modern cosmology. The first was Einstein's realization in 1917 that his newly minted 'general theory' could accommodate either an expanding or a contracting universe, but not one of constant size. Because the leading astronomers of the time assured him that the Milky Way-then thought to constitute the entire universe-showed no sign of expansion or contraction, Einstein amended his field equations to include a 'cosmological constant' &lambda; to accommodate a static universe. He later described &lambda; as his 'greatest blunder,' the one that cost him an opportunity to predict the second seminal event in the history of modern cosmology-Edwin P. Hubble's 1929 announcement that the universe is indeed expanding." (Case).<br/><br/> "The year 1917 might be celebrated as the birth of rational cosmology. The scientific study of the universe at large was put on a new basis when Einstein suggested his cosmological field equations based on his recently proposed general theory of relativity. The title of Einstein's pioneering work, published in the <i>Proceedings of the Prussian Academy of Sciences</i> during the middle of World War I, was 'Cosmological Considerations Concerning the General Theory of Relativity.' Eighty years later, Einstein's work was still considered the foundation of scientific cosmology." (Kragh). <br/><br/> "Many cosmologists advocate reviving the cosmological constant term on theoretical grounds. Modern field theory associates this term with the energy density of the vacuum. For this energy density to be comparable to other forms of matter in the universe, it would require new physics: the addition of a cosmological constant term has profound implications for particle physics and our understanding of the fundamental forces of nature. The main attraction of the cosmological constant term is that it significantly improves the agreement between theory and observation. The most spectacular example of this is the recent effort to measure how much the expansion of the universe has changed in the last few billion years. Generically, the gravitational pull exerted by the matter in the universe slows the expansion imparted by the Big Bang. Very recently it has become practical for astronomers to observe very bright rare stars called supernova in an effort to measure how much the universal expansion has slowed over the last few billion years. Surprisingly, the results of these observations indicate that the universal expansion is speeding up, or accelerating! While these results should be considered preliminary, they raise the possibility that the universe contains a bizarre form of matter or energy that is, in effect, gravitationally repulsive. The cosmological constant is an example of this type of energy. Much work remains to elucidate this mystery! There are a number of other observations that are suggestive of the need for a cosmological constant. For example, if the cosmological constant today comprises most of the energy density of the universe, then the extrapolated age of the universe is much larger than it would be without such a term, which helps avoid the dilemma that the extrapolated age of the universe is younger than some of the oldest stars we observe! A cosmological constant term added to the standard model Big Bang theory leads to a model that appears to be consistent with the observed large-scale distribution of galaxies and clusters, with WMAP's measurements of cosmic microwave background fluctuations, and with the observed properties of X-ray clusters" (NASA's Universe 101).<br/><br/> James Cases, Review of <i>Einstein's Greatest Blunder</i>; Helge Kragh, </i>Quantum Generations</i>, p. 349.. In: Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, issue vi. vii (8. February 1917), pp. 142-152. Large 8vo (268 x 188 mm), original orange printed wrappers (small piece from the outer margin of the rear wraper chipped away), pp. 141-153 [1], a fine and unopened copy. Rare

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      1917. Fine. HASHIGUCHI, Goyo, ed. UKIYO FUZOKU YAMATO NISHIKIE (UKIYOE) 12 vols. Tokyo: Nihon Fuzoku Zue Kankokai, 1917-1918. A fine twelve-volume survey of Japanese woodblock prints by masters of the Ukiyoe style from 1600- 1800. Each volume is 37 x 25 cm. (14 by 10 inches) and is attractively bound in floral patterned paper boards with ribbon ties, a printed title label, and delightful patterned pastedowns of ducks in water. The pages are folded Japanese style. Each volume contains mounted reproduction woodblock prints, most of them in color and many folding, followed by an explanatory text in Japanese. Hashiguchi&#39;s expert compilation of the great Ukiyoe masters includes Utamaro, Sharaku, Toyokuni, Harunobu, Koryusai, Hiroshige, Hokusai, etc. Contents: 1: Early Edo Era 2: Tan-e Period 3: Beni-e Period 4,5,6: Early Nishikie Period 7,8,9: Height of Nishikie Period 10,11,12: Last of the Edo Period Signed with Hashiguchi&#39;s round red seal. The impressions are all fine. Light wear to the covers, a bit of abrasion to a couple of the title labels, most volumes have pencil notations of a former owner at the beginning listing the names of the artists in that volume and the characteristics of their work. Rare as a complete set.

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      Washington. Aug. 18, 1917.. 1p. Quarto. Old fold lines. Two small chips at left edge. Very good. Letter written by Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration to Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding in response to a letter recommending Mrs. L.F. McFarland for a position. Hoover writes, "At the present moment, it is impossible to say to what extent the Food Administration can avail itself of Mrs. McFarland&#39;s services, but I can assure you that her application will receive every attention." Harding&#39;s secretary has written a manuscript note at the end of the letter, "For Mrs. McFarland&#39;s information," and signed on behalf of the Senator. A correspondence between two future Presidents.

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      1917. MORRIS, Robert O. THE BIRDS OF SPRINGFIELD AND VICINITY (AARON BAGG&#39;S ANNOTATED MS.). [n.p., n.p., ca. 1917] Red paper covered boards, Cord- bound 4to., no spine, printed paper label affixed to front cover: "The Birds of Springfield and Vicinity by Robert O. Morris," with "1901" in pencil below. Covers worn, chipped at corners. Cords detached from rear board. 10 typed signed or manuscript letters from Morse are included, along with other letters from Edward Howe Forbush, A. K. Fisher, Allen Treadway, Winthrop Packard and H. C. Lodge, etc. Noted ornithologist Bagg has pasted the text of pp. 6 - 44 of Morris&#39;s book to blank notepaper, and has written his own birding notes on the facing page. Following this is Bagg&#39;s signed certificate from the American Ornithologist&#39;s Union, confirming his appointment to Associate (from the 34th meeting, Nov. 1916). The index from Morris&#39;s index to his book follows this, as before pasted to blank notepaper. Lastly, pasted to the rear endpapers is a newsclipping about bird migration. A fascinating collection of correspondence and notes.

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        Prufrock and Other Observations

      London: The Egoist,, 1917. Octavo. Original buff wrappers printed in black. Housed in a tan cloth folding case. Wrappers rubbed and tanned, spine professionally repaired, chip from tail of spine. A very good copy. First edition, sole impression of Eliot&#39;s first book. One of only 500 copies printed. The Waste Land not withstanding, Prufrock is one of the great icons of modernism and perhaps the most auspicious poetical debut in twentieth-century literature.

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        A Book of Poems. Al Que Quiere!

      Boston: Four Seas Company, 1917. First Edition. 12mo (16.5 cm). Variant binding of tan paper over boards, lettered in black and measuring 6-7/16" x 4-11/16" (no priority per Wallace); 87pp. Author&#39;s name misspelled "Willams" on spine. Slightest of toning to spine; brief hairline split to paper along rear joint (barely perceptible); still a straight, lovely copy of the poet&#39;s third book, rarely found thus. The book was issued in a printed jacket with glassine overlay; the printed jacket is missing here (as on all available copies - we find no jacketed copy at auction in over 30 years); later glassine jacket present. WALLACE A3 (noting a print run of 1000 copies).

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        The Soul of a Bishop. A Novel (With Just a Little Love in It) About Conscience and Religion and the Real Troubles of Life

      London, New York, Toronto and Melbo: Cassell and Company Limited 1917, 1st edition, 2nd impression. () viii, [1] 2-320pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo. Green cloth covered boards with blindstamped lettering on front cover and blindstamped floral border decoration to spine and front cover. Gilt lettering to spine which is darkened. Slight bowing to boards. Some wear around spine and edges. Corners lightly bumped. Slight crease to spine. Light brown discolouration to front endpapers. Gilt and black illustration of what is presumed to be Wells standing on a soap box in robes and holding the book affixed to verso of ffep. Slight fox mark to half title and title page. Slight foxing to outer edges of text block with top edge darkened from dust. Pages are bright and clean internally. Bottom edge untrimmed. In brown dust jacket with black text. Jacket shows some wear with creasing and small closed tears to edges (and chipping at ends of spine). Compared to the inner flaps the rest of the jacket has darkened substantially with the spine showing the most discolouration. Price sticker to spine worn half off. A nice copy scarce with both signature and jacket. Signed by Wells in black ink on the half title. 66 in Wells Society. "The story of the Bishop of Princhester, a man subject to visions no less than doctrinal uncertainty. This book was written during the same phase as God the Invisible King". 65 in G. H. Wells. Signed by H. G. Wells..

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        SIGNED MENU CARD FROM A DINNER CHEZ MISS HELEN JEFFERY 33 West 67th Street New York, Samedi 26 Mai (May) 1917, Signed by Hostess Helen Jeffery & guests, (Mainly Opera conductors & Singers) Gennaro Papi, Giuseppe de Luca, Andres de Segurola, Fernando Carpi, Dula Rae Drake & 5 other signatures that

      New York, 1917. Card. Very Good. Original menu card measuring 8 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches printed by stone lithography with the heading MENU, illustrated with pictures of 2 soldiers, a Grenadier & a Poilu, with a detailed list of the menu (more on that later) and at the bottom left 33 West 67th Street Le Samedi 26 Mai 1917. A few lines are written in ink below the Grenadier-Apres le bruit des bombes et des canons, Ils aimeraient tant un petit morceau de violon. (After the noise of the bombs and canons, They would love so much a little bit of violin). Signed in ink in various places on the menu card by hostess & guests, Helen Jeffery (hostess), Gennaro Papi, (1886-1941) opera Conductor, was the principal conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in NY at the time of this dinner, Giulio Setti (1889-1938) Choral conductor, was Chorus master of the Metropolitan Opera at the time of this dinner, Andres de Segurola (1874-1953) operatic Bass singer, performed with the Metropolitan Opera 481 times in his career, in 1917, along with other roles, he sang Fouche in Madame Sans-Gene (a role he created), also appeared in La Boheme, Barber of Seville, and a month before the dinner sang Varlaam in Boris Godunov on April 27 in Atlanta with the Met. Giuseppe de Luca (1876-1950) operatic baritone, was a leading baritone at the Met from 1915-1935, along with many appearances in 1917 he sang the title role in Rigoletto with Enrico Caruso as the Duke of Mantua and Gennaro Papi conducting on April 28 1917 in Atlanta. Fernando Carpi, tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Company sang many roles in 1917 including Il Barbiere di Seviglia as Count Almaviva, with Giuseppe de Luca as Figaro, Andres de Segurola as Don Basilio, and Gennaro Papi conducting, also signed by Dula Rae Drake, founder of Free Milk for Italy. There are 5 more signatures I can&#39;t identify, but if you are familiar with the signatures of Met opera stars of the era (I am not), you will probably be able to decipher them. In this same building (33 w. 67th st.) of studios & ateliers, Marcel Duchamp had his studio in 1917, which is where he created the sculpture &#39;Fountain&#39; from a urinal. The menu reads as follows: Cantalope a la Glace, Essence de Chapon aux Oeufs de Pintade, Coeurs de Celeri, Pecan Sale, Mortadelle, Olives Farci, Truite de Ruisseau Meuniere aux Amandes, Pommes Persillade Parisienne, Couronne d&#39;Agneau de Printemps, Asperges au Beurre Fondu, Artichauts a la Vinaigrette, Plombiere Montesquieu, Petits Fours, Fondants de Fraise, Chocolats, Cafe, Haut Sauternes, Roederer Carte Blanche. A wonderful souvenir & artifact of a grand party from another era.

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        Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man

      London: The Egoist, [1917]. Hardcover. Very Good. First English Edition; American Sheets. Couple of small spots of puckering to the cloth, otherwise a very good clean, fresh copy with just a bit of wear at the extremities. Small ink name on front free endpaper, prelims a bit foxed, otherwise internally nice nice and overall, much better than usually encountered. Slocum and Cahoon 12.

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      The Egoist Ltd, 1917. 1st edition. Hardcover. This English printing followed the publisher&#39;s import of some 750 copies from Huebsch, the original American publisher (English publishers had been reluctant to issue the work for fear of legal action on grounds of immorality). The olive-green cloth boards are in very good condition, the title blind-stamped to the front, the spine slightly dulled, with a couple of minor rubs to the rear, and while the endpapers are a little browned, the pages are very clean indeed, with a few minor creasings towards the end. In sum, a very nice copy of Joyce&#39;s first sustained experimental work, in which he introduced his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus.

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      A. F. Formíggini,, Rome 1917 - First edition. Considered to be the best play the author wrote in the traditional medium, a landmark in the history of the Italian theatre. The author was later the first Italian playwright to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 8vo (191 × 112 mm.), pp. ix, 145; text in Sicilian dialect with Italian translation opposite. Partially uncut in the original publisher's wrappers. A near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      London: The Egoist. Fair with no dust jacket. (1917). Hardcover. The first English edition from sheets printed in England. This edition was preceded by an earlier English edition from American sheets [Reference: Slocum and Cahoon 13]. Copyright page has: "Copyright, 1916, By B. W. Huebsch, New York. First edition printed in the United States of America, 1916. Second Edition, 1917. Visiter Printing Works, Southport." Title page imprint: "The Egoist Ltd. 23 Adelphi Terrace House W. C. London". Original green cloth boards with gilt title on spine and blind-stamped title on front board. [vi], 299 pages. Page dimensions: 182 x 119mm. A 3 1/2" tear to cloth along lower part of front joint. Cloth frayed and torn along both ends of spine. A couple of <1/2" vertical tears to cloth at head of spine, with slight loss of cloth. A few marks to cloth. Corners bruised. No loss of cloth at corners of boards. Internally good. No signatures. Narrow split to gutter between the half-title and the title pages. No splitting to gutters at endpapers. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Two Summers in the Ice-Wilds of Eastern Karakoram: The Exploration of Nineteen Hundred Square Miles of Mountain and Glacier

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 296 pp, with 131 of 134 plates (most full page) and 3 folding maps. Recently rebound in half leather and marbled boards, with new endpapers. Perforated stamp on first page of text, accession date and number stamped on copyright and author&#39;s note pages; line in marker across top edge; else clean. Maps expertly repaired/reinforced at the folds (on the back only). Overall a pleasing copy of this scarce title. The American husband and wife team were wealthy, zealous, and energetic explorers who together made many expeditions to the Himalayas. Fanny, a suffragist as well as a bit of a publicity hound, made sure the world knew of her achievements as a pioneering female climber. (Among other achievements, she held the women&#39;s altitude record for 28 years after her conquest of 23,000-ft Pinnacle Peak in 1906.) Robinson (Wayward Women) amusingly describes her as having "practically battered the Karakorams into submission, first treading them over with her squat, hob-nailed figure and then pinning them down on virgin maps and charts to take home for the various Geographical Societies of England and America to fight over." This book chronicles the couple&#39;s fifth and final Karakoram expedition, in which they explored the Hush valley and the Saltoro and Baltoro Glaciers. (Neate W126).

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        Portfolio of Art By Ucchin Chang

      Portfolio contains 11 color pieces by Ucchin Chang, pencil signed below the images and stamped with the blind-seal of the Estate of Ucchin Chang in the outer margin, each piece also pencilled P/P (Printer&#39;s Proof) 4/4; varying image sizes, from 3" x 6" to 13 1/2" x 13 1/2", with the overall size of paper 22" x 20 3/4", great margins; on fine heavy paper, deckle edged; Chang Ucchin (1917-1990) Korea&#39;s renowned artist,"... (current) retrospective of around 70 pieces of Chang Ucchins works till Feb. 28 at Gallery Hyundai in Sagan-dong. The artist, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 73, was well-known and loved for his simple, lucid images of everyday things around us, such as the sun and the moon, trees, birds, cows and also his home and family" (quote from Korea Herald August 13, 2004); all laid-in a beautifully designed custom black cloth covered clamshell case, leather & gilt cover title label, soft grey velour lined; slight wear; very good condition and a wonderful collection of this talented Asian artists&#39; work. . Signed by Illustrator. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ucchin Chang.

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        Rinconete and Cortadillo

      Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1917. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Brown cloth with lettering stamped in gilt on upper board and spine, red topstain; illustrated dust jacket; pp. 152, plus 8 illustrated plates by H. Atalaya and a frontispiece portrait of the author. Boards and spine tips gently rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket very lightly chipped at corners, with two little holes and a scuff mark on spine; nice in mylar. A scarce item, especially so in dust jacket.

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        The Adventures of Chunder Loo

      Blyth & Platt (Australia) Ltd., Proprietors of &#39;Cobra&#39;, The Boot Polish; John Sands Ltd (printers) , 1917. Muir 5477. Stiff paper covers with cloth spine. Title and last page plus 52 internal pages of black and white illustrations by Lionel Lindsay, each illustrating a verse by Ernest O&#39;Ferrall. Undated, Marcie Muir states 1917. In his autobiography, Lionel Lindsay stated how he illustrated O&#39;Ferrall&#39;s verses for a series of advertisments in the Sydney Bulletin some time after 1903, and that the &#39;blacking&#39; company later printed a book from these advertisements and &#39;gave me nothing&#39;. Covers heavily worn with chips and a small amount of pencil. The back (blank) stuckdown is torn. The internal pages have some toning and finger marks, and binding is weak, but all pages are present and there is no scribble. Serviceable copy of this extremely scarce and ephemeral item. Numerous scans available. 310g.. Soft Cover. Good. Illus. by Lionel Lindsay. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Indian Currency and Banking Problems

      Bombay: Ramchandra Govind & Son,, 1917. Octavo. original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. A little rubbed at extremities, spine faded, upper joint starting. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Tannan on the front free endpaper, "With the compliments of the author, M L Tannan". One of the earliest comprehensive works on Indian currency and banking, written for the educated layman and including sections on general monetary and banking principles, historical and modern currency, the effects of the war on Indian financial institutions, proposals for a gold currency, the organisation of Indian banks, and proposals for a state bank. Rare, only ten copies are recorded in OCLC.

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      London, Raphael Tuck, inscribed 1917.. First edition circa 1917, 230 x 180 mm, 9" x 6½", cloth backed colour illus 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 60, almost all with jolly cat illus (a few dogs), all by Wain, all pasted into correct 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 bit shabby, corners slightly worn, few slight scratches to upper cover, lower cover slightly soiled. Title page slightly browned, 2 black and white illus crayonned by child, some grubby marks to margins throughout. VG copy of scarce Wain title. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Romance of King Arthur

      NY: Macmillan, 1917. Quarto. xxiv, 509pp. +(23)ff. plates. One of 250 numbered large paper copies. Illustrated with sixteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards, seven black & white plates, and numerous black & white drawings throughout. The text was abridged from Malory&#39;s Morte D&#39;Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Repaired tear to p.13, faintest scattered foxing, front hinge starting, a few faint spots of soiling to covers and some light abrasions to rear cover, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped white leather. Protected in the original publisher&#39;s box, which has repairs to edges and splits to two corners. T.e.g.

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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged from Malory's Mort D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      MacMillan and Co., Limited, London, 1917. - First Rackham Edition. 8vo., with 16 colour plates and numerous black and white, pp. (xxiv) + 510. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark blue oasis morocco over original pictorial sides, with gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. A fine copy. Taken from Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of French and English Arthurian romances; Le Morte d'Arthur is likely the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Riall p.130. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged from Malory&#39;s Mort D&#39;Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      MacMillan and Co., Limited, London, 1917., 1917. First Rackham Edition. 8vo., with 16 colour plates and numerous black and white, pp. (xxiv) + 510. Elegantly hand-bound in half dark blue oasis morocco over original pictorial sides, with gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, top edge gilt. A fine copy. Taken from Sir Thomas Malory&#39;s compilation of French and English Arthurian romances; Le Morte d&#39;Arthur is likely the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Riall p.130. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

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        Six Satires by G.A.M

      The Poetry Bookshop, London,, 1917. Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, wire stitched. Housed in a black cloth slipcase with chemise made by The Chelsea Bindery. Cover design by Paul Nash. Cheap wartime paper stock just a little browned but essentially a fine copy. First Edition. Rare. The author of these six pieces of war poetry has never been identified. Howard Woolmer reports from Andrew Causley&#39;s book on Nash the approach made by Wyndham Lewis to purchase from Nash the original artwork for this design.

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      1917 - A fantastic piece of Hollywood history from one of the greats of the early film era. This hand written letter includes an envelope also in Hart's hand and is postmarked "June 25, 1917". Both the letter and envelope have an imprinted coat of arms and the words "The Rex Arms - Los Angeles" printed below.The envelope in addressed to "Miss Edna Catherine Cudahy - Hotel Maryland - Pasadena, Calif". The letter is inscribed "My dear Miss Edna, I would indeed be a wooden man if I did not feel a thrill of gladness and appreciation to receive your sweet letter. I am so grateful to your Daddy and Momma for allowing me to come and see you all. I'll be there the last of the week surely & we'll tell Indian stories. Always your big friend, Bill Hart". Fine Condition

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