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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 .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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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;.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: Legends In History]
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        Little Brother & Little Sister And Other Tales By The Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable, 1917. Hardcover. Orig. light gray cloth with white panel on the cover and gold pictorial stamping and lettering in the panel and gold spine lettering. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Rackham, Arthur. 251 pages. Square 4to, 29 x 22 cm. Thirteen mounted, and a host of black and white illustrations in the text. Limited edition, copy 381 of 525 signed by Rackham. This book "is characterized by illustrations of maidens in gorgeous jeweled costume, wide-eyed staring girls in the manner of Frederick Cayley Robinson or vaudeville medieval footsoldiers fretting over a companion whose nose has suddenly grown miles long." [see: HAMILTON, A BIOGRAPHY OF ARTHUR RACKHAM]. LATTIMORE & HASKELL p.46. Limited editions were in great demand. Rackham noted, "There is such a fashion for publishing only limited editions that my books are in a rather curious position. The ordinary editions do not sell so large a number as of old, & the limiteds are vastly over-applied for." Offsetting from frontispiece, other occasional offsetting, slight backstrip chipping head and foot, former owner inked signature and inscription and noted "Hazel M. Kohlmorgan Collection of Childhood Americana. Lacking the extra mounted color plate in the printed envelope.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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      1917. 1. NESBIT,E. WINGS AND THE CHILD OR THE BUILDING OF MAGIC CITIES. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1913). 8vo (5 3/4 x 8"), pictorial cloth, spine sunned with small soil mark and prelims slightly. foxed else Fine in dust wrapper (dw chipped). 1st edition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY NESBIT TO HER FUTURE DAUGHTER - IN -LAW! "To Miss G. Nebel with kind regards from E. Nesbit who wrote this book. For Christmas 1913." (Nebel married Nesbit&#39;s son Paul in 1917). This is a fascinating book instructing children on how to build miniature magic cities. Laid-in is a photo of a model city that Nesbit heself built for exhibition at the Children&#39;s Welfare Exhibition at Olympia. Illustrated with photos and line drawings. A great item. Books signed or inscribed by Nesbit are quite rare.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Ezra Pound His Metric and Poetry

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1917. Octavo. Original pink boards, titles to upper board gilt. With the original tissue dust jacket. Frontis portrait of Pound after Gaudier-Brzeska. A superb copy in the somewhat torn unprinted tissue dust jacket with a couple of small chips and a piece of tape repair. First edition, sole printing; 1000 copies printed. Eliot&#39;s anonymous second book produced at the behest of John Quinn to coincide with his privately printed edition of Pound&#39;s Lustra. An unusually nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Princeton Bric-a-Brac, vol XLIII

      Philadelphia: E.A. Wright. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD&#39;S PRINCETON YEARBOOK for his senior year. Fitzgerald was originally a member of the class of 1917, but dropped back to 1918. In this, the yearbook for the class of 1918, he appears in the following: p. 154 - pictured on the board of the Princeton Tiger; p.155 - listed with Princeton Tiger; p. 36 - listed as part of the Class of 1918 ("Francis Scott Fitzgerald, 593 Summitt Ave., St. Paul, Minn."); p.34 - photo - Class of 1918; p.130 - pictured as member of the Triangle Club; p.131  - listed as member of Triangle Club; p. 134 - listed as writing the lyrics for the show "Safety First"; p.137 -  again credited for lyrics for "Safety First"; p.239 - member of Cottage Club (*absent in service); p.356 - Directory - Fitzgerald, F. S. &#39;18 s  42C. Philadelphia: E.A. Wright, 1917. Oblong quarto,  original pebbled cloth with gilt Princeton spires on front board. Note: binding dated 1919 (vol XLIII) on spine. Early bookplate on front pastedown. Some rubbing to cloth on spine, else near-fine. Rare.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Dictionnaire miao-tseu-français, précédé d'un précis de grammaire miao-tseu, et suivi d'un vocabulaire franç?ais-miao-tseu.

      Hanoi, 1917. - 1 volume in-8, XXII-246 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir bordeaux, bon état général.

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        OUR HAWAII

      New York. 1917.. 345pp. plus 4pp. of ads. Plates. Map. Original cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Titlepage defective. Good. Tipped in are eighteen original photographs of Charmian. A presentation copy inscribed by Charmian: "In sweet recollection of wonderful friendship between Vladimir and Charodeyka - you and me." This book describes the life of Jack London and his wife, Charmian, in Hawaii from 1907 to 1915. A fine association copy, enhanced by a number of original photographs of Charmian, including a portrait inscribed: "To Sam From Charmian." On page 278 there is a lovely reference to Russian-born American Vladimir and his wife, describing how he once virtually singled-handedly saved the entire crew of the barquentine, Klikitat, off Maui. He adopted the name of his ship, "Sam Johnson," as Americans could not cope with his Russian name, and his wife became "Pearl." Of the few presentation copies of this book to appear at auction, the present copy has by far the most touching inscription, and no others are enhanced by so many original photographs. The photographs range from tomboyish outdoor snapshots of Charmian to more lady-like studio portraits.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Our Hawaii

      New York: 1917. 345pp, plate, map, 4pp. ads., title-page defective. With 18 tipped-in original photographs of Charmian. Original cloth, rebacked with original backstrip laid down. This book describes the life of Jack London and his wife Charmian in Hawaii between 1907 and 1915. A fine association copy, enhanced with a number of original photographs of Charmian, including a portrait inscribed, "To Sam From Charmian." On page 278 there is a lovely reference to the Russian-born American Vladimir and his wife, describing how he once saved the entire crew of the barquentine Klikitat off Maui virtually single-handedly. He adopted the name of his ship, "Sam Johnson" as Americans could not cope with his Russian name and his wife became "Pearl." Of the few presentation copies of this book at auction, the present copy has by far the most touching inscription and no others are enhanced with so many original photographs. The photographs range from tomboyish outdoor snapshots of Charmian, to more lady-like studio portraits.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Les Pieces Condamnees de Charles Baudelaire: Ornees de Douze Bois de Daragnes [et] Double Suite des Bois de Daragnes

      Paris: Chez Leharanger-Coq, 1917 . 10/12 (350). Paperback. Near Fine. Printed wraps. Number X from a limited edition of XII copies on Japanese vellum, signed by Daragnes, and sold with a small original pencil and ink drawing, and additional suite of plates (loose, in printed wraps). Wraps of both volumes a bit dusty, and lightly chipped and wrinkled along the edges -- but contents are overall bright and clean, suitable for display, with just occasionally some light rubbing or wrinkling along the edges. Very handsome, indeed.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        Appley Dapply&#39;s Nursery Rhymes

      London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1917. [7], 52pp, [2], original boards. Title to spine, title to head of upper cover, author and publisher to foot, in between is a rectangular panel with rounded corners into which an illustration of Appley Dappley is laid on, illustrated endpapers. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, page forty-four is slightly rubbed, otherwise internally bright and clean. Frontispiece and fourteen full page illustrations in colour (as called for). Now housed in a velvet lined, cloth drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with title to spine, title and author to upper cover with the illustration from the front cover of the book replicated onto the front cover of the box. Box is very slightly rubbed to extremities. Quinby 23 (with the endpapers matching plates XII and XIV), Linder, pages 225-239. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Potter, Beatrix. 24mo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Die Burgen Italiens. Baugeschichtliche Untersuchungen über die Entwicklung des mittelalterlichen Wehrbaues und die Bedeutung der Burgenreste für die Kenntnis der Wohnbaukunst im Mittelalter

      Berlin, Wasmuth 1917 -1927. 50 x 33 cm. 6 Bände. Insgesamt 320 Seiten mit 6 illustrierten Titeln, 719 Abbildungen und 245 Tafeln nach Zeichnungen und Aufnahmen des Verfassers. Text in 6 Heften, Tafeln ungebunden. Zusammen in 5 Leinenmappen - Vollmer II, 6 - Standardwerk. Vollständig und in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Band 1 - 2: Oberitalien; Band 3: Mittelitalien; Band 4: Unteritalien; Band 5: Unteritalien und Sizilien; Band 6: Verzeichnis italienischer Burgen nach Namen, Lage, Art, Erhaltung, Geschichte, Besitzer und Quellen nebst Hinweis auf ihre Erwähnung in Band I-V. 1 Mappendeckel Feuchtigkeitsspuren an der oberen Kante, Band 1 Text erste 7 Blatt am Schnitt Feuchtigkeitsspur und Randschäden, Mappendeckel innen Exlibris -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      London: Egoist Press, , 1917. and other Observations. 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&#39;s landmark first book. One of only 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Prufrock. And Other Observations

      London: Egoist Press, 1917., 1917. FIRST EDITION. Slim 8vo; pp. 40. Bound in publisher&#39;s original buff coloured card covers lettered in black. Contains the famous title-poem "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock". One of 500 copies only. A restored copy; with substantial yet accomplished paper restoration to covers carried out by an expert conservator. Half title has neat repair to lower corner. Shows extremely well. An affordable copy of a landmark title.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER And Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm

      New York: Dodd Mead and Company by Constable & Co. Ltd., 1917. First edition, U.S. issue, title page printed by Constable for the U.S. market with the original sheets printed for the English first. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 tipped-in colored plates, along with original drawings throughout, by Arthur Rackham. 4to, full dark maroon cloth with gilt pictorial vignettes and lettering on upper cover and spine, with illustrated endpapers. xi, 251. A very handsome copy of this scarce book. This collection, which includes forty new stories, was designed to form a complementary volume to GRIMM&#39;S FAIRY TALES, which Constable published with Rackham&#39;s illustrations in 1909.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table [Abridged from Malory&#39;s Morte D&#39;Arthur]

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1917. One of 500 copies numbered and signed by the artist. Full vellum with gilt decoration to the front board and the spine. Top edges gilt; fore and tail edges untrimmed. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with full colour hand-tipped plates. Some mild shelfwear, otherwise fine.. Signed by Artist. Limited Edition. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, The

      1917. One of 500 Copies, Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MALORY, [Sir Thomas]. The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged from Malory&#146;s Morte d&#146;Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan and Co., 1917.Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 copies (this being copy No. 429), numbered and signed by the artist/ Quarto (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 282 x 226 mm.). [2, half-title], [2, limitation leaf], [iii]-xxiv, 509, [1, blank] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards, and seventy drawings in black and white.Original full vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine copy."The Romance of King Arthur (1917) was another wartime book, commissioned, like the Allies&#39; Fairy Book, to reflect - and cash in upon - the nations&#39; mood of patriotism,and martial endevour. In preparing for the commission, Rackham turned to his own copy of Beardsley&#39;s Morte D&#39;Arthur and, following the pattern of the Beardsley version, drew square and rectangular chapter heardings to be set at irregular intervals up and down the page. As in Beardsley, these have a stark black and white appearance, though Rackham cannot resist the occasional wryly humorous touch such as a barking dog or a jester&#39;s head. The closest Rackham comes to Beardsley, however, is in his illustration of Sangreal, a flaming lidded chalice carried by an attenuated golden-haired white-robed maiden. This homage to Aubrey is based closely on Beardsley&#39;s own angel in The Achieving of the Sangreal, the frontispiece to Volume Two of Morte D&#39;Arthur."(James Hamilton. Arthur Rackham. A Biography. pp.111-112).Latimore and Haskell, p. 47. Riall, p. 130.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged from Morte D&#39;Arthur

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917. Near fine. Rackham, Arthur. Rackham, Arthur. Number 78 of 250 large paper copies. First American Edition. Near fine in full white leather boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Light rubbing to boards, else the binding is in fine condition. There are a few very light speckles of foxing to several pages, but most of the interior is pristine. There is a short closed tear to the edge of one tissue guard. Lengthy but sweet gift inscription from previous owner to front endpage. Includes 16 color plates with captioned tissue guards, 7 black and white plates, head and tailpieces, and other small decorations within the text. Housed in original brown paper covered box. The box is browned and worn along the joints with minor dampstaining and scuffing to front panel. The sides of the top of the box are no longer present. Includes laid-in facsimilies of several letters written by Rackham. 517 pages. LIT/030310.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1917. Abridged from Malory&#39;s Morte D&#39;Arthur. Large octavo. Original vellum, titles and decoration to spine gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, top edge gilt. With 16 mounted coloured plates, captioned tissues and 7 black and white illustrations. Inscription to front free endpaper, mild spotting to endpapers and tissues, spine and boards marked, a very good copy. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Chicago: The Arts Club of Chicago, [1917].. Printed wrappers. A few minor smudges, but a fine copy. First edition. From the library of Wright&#39;s editor/chronicler, Frederick Gutheim, with his bookplate and his color pencil annotations in Wright&#39;s text editing it for its inclusion in FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ON ARCHITECTURE SELECTED WRITINGS (1941, pp. 76-81). SWEENEY 137.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        British Birds.

      Pub. Longmans. 1917-18 - 4 volume complete set. Scattered foxing to text. Plates very clean. Bound more recently in red half calf (to imitate original red cloth boards) and marbled boards. TEG. A very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: C. Arden Bookseller]
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        War Drawings

      London, Published by Authority of the War Office by Country Life Limited and George Newnes Limited,, 1917&#150;8. Edition de Luxe. Signed Proofs from the Collection presented to the British Museum by His Majesty&#39;s Government. Folio (560mm x 470mm) cloth-backed heavy card portfolio with ties housing 6 light card fascicules each containing a loose contents leaf and 10 signed proof lithographic prints. Total 60 plates. The portfolio has a chip to the upper top right hand corner, the inner paper flaps are chipped and tattered, the upper flap lacking, both ties are present. Light damp staining affecting the wraps of Part I, visible only internally on the lining papers, plates entirely unaffected, this part issued without ties, all other folders are very good with ties, bar Part III which lacks one. 4 of the proofs have browning to the edges not affecting the image, 1 has some slight fraying to one edge not affecting the image. Overall, a highly presentable set. First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm. Portfolio also with signed limitation label mounted inside the upper panel. In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent to the front to record the War, Bone was chosen for the task. He arrived in August, 1916 at the height of the Somme Offensive and toured the Southern battle-fields working rapidly in various media - pencil, pen, charcoal and chalk - sending back over 150 finished drawings by October. "He recorded mostly life behind the lines illustrating the settings for war rather than battle scenes &#150; the work of the medical services, encampments, soldiers of duty, soldiers marching, landscapes and ruined towns...The detail and accuracy of Bone&#39;s drawings provided an authentic, eyewitness record of the immense logistic efforts of the Somme, one that proved immensely popular and resulted in more artists being commissioned." [IWM Somme web-site]. Bone has been described as one of the greatest British draughtsmen and the composition of these "masterly lithographs" [DNB] is a clear confirmation of that judgement. Very rarely encountered complete, the lithographs having often been sold off individually, no sets traced at auction in the last 20 years.

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      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1917.. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel and some wear to the spine. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        [Poster or broadside]: Baked Bean Benefit Y.M. War Fund. Gym. Wed. 5 - 7 P.M

      [Circa 1917]. Approximately 13.5" x 18". Handmade poster. Yellow, brown, and blue paper hand cut and affixed on brown card stock. A couple of small tears else fine. No date or location (but probably created in 1917) for a Y.M.C.A. benefit. Wonderfully simple image of a wine bottle and covered bean pot. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MY OBJECTS ARE To TAKE The STING OUT Of The SUBMARINE, Relieve the Mine of It&#39;s Punch, Yet be Economical and Practical

      New York:. [1917. 1918. 1919].. 10-3/8" x 8". 1st edition. 9 parts in 1 volume (iii, [1 (blank), 38; 11, [1 (blank)]; 11, [1 (blank)]; 13, [3 (blank)]; ii, 20; [4]; 7, [1 (blank)]; ix, [1 (blank)], 88; [2], 38 pp). Part 8 with hand-inked word correction to p. 33.. Custom black full leather binding, rebacked, stamped in gilt as "Compliments of the Author". TEG. Original grey printed wrappers bound-in.. General binding wear. A VG copy of this rare argument for a system. offering a vessel protection against the rapidly developing maritime. threat.. Mr Bassford&#39;s concept was forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy, as well as the United States Shipping Board; there is evidence from the text that the 2 entities took seriously Mr Bassford&#39;s suggestions, and initiated steps to evaluate same, though today we find no hard evidence that the United States adopted Mr Bassford&#39;s recommendations, at least in any wide, systematic practice. At this juncture, barring discovery of evidence to the contrary, this volume remains one documenting an explored, but ultiimately abandoned, avenue of defense against the unseen submarine threat. & & NB. The OCLC entry [2cc: LC & US Naval History Center] notes 10 pamphlets in one volume, with a date span of 1917 - 1929. Given our copy contains 9, dated 1917 - 1919, and was presented by the author to the United States Shipping Board, Admiral H. H. Rousseau, Chairman, so presumed complete, we surmise if indeed a 10th pamphlet was published, it was issued in 1929. . 3 drawings in the 7th pamphlet.

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        The Rise of David Levinsky

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. First edition. Octavo; original red cloth boards. Spine leaning, covers a trifle darkened; a Good copy. Housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell box. & & The very scarce first edition of Cahan&#39;s most enduring work, one of the great novels of the Jewish immigrant experience. A major presentation copy, inscribed: "To my old friend & comrade / A. Schomburg / Abraham Cahan." Praised by Rideout as one of the few subtly written Socialist novels of the teens and twenties, The Rise of David Levinsky "reveals the ... loneliness and spiritual aridity" which confronted immigrant Jews who set out to build their fortunes in America. Cahan&#39;s influence on the lives of Yiddish-speaking Jews in the U.S. was enormous; in addition to his novels, he was editor and publisher of the Daily Forward, the single most influential Yiddish publication of the century, and also author of the legendary weekly column "Bentil Briefs," in which he dispensed advice on every conceivable subject (education, finance, family, even sexual matters) to his readers as they adapted to the strange ways of the New World. Arthur Schomburg in his turn played a profound role in the development of historical self-awareness among African-American intellectuals; a pioneering African-American scholar and key figure in the Harlem Renaissance, he is today best remembered for assembling the first great collection of African-American literature, which is now housed in the library bearing his name in New York City. HANNA 556. RIDEOUT p. 294.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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      London: Selwyn & Blount,, 1917. Octavo. Original grey paper over boards, white paper title printed in black. Housed in a grey-green buckram folding case. Photographic portrait frontispiece of the author by Duncan Williams. Spine a little tanned, extremely mild rubbing to corners, front hinge only just starting at the top, but otherwise a truly excellent copy of a notoriously fragile book. First edition, first impression, of this book of war poetry, one of the author&#39;s scarcer titles. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Locked Out" in The Forge, Number Two

      Philadelphia: Colonial Press, February, 1917. Square octavo. 52, (2)pp. Contains the first appearance of "Locked Out," which had only previously seen print in The Bouquet, a magazine compiled by Frost&#39;s children in 1914. This poem was not included in the first edition of Mountain Interval but was added to its contents for the 1930 Collected Poems (see Crane, A14). Little is known about The Forge; based on the "Editorial Flourish" that introduces this number, its editor presents a rather unusual take on its mission: The Forge, he says, "has no purpose and is beyond price," adding later that it is also "not dependent on subscribers or contributors." Given this particular stance, however potentially ironic, it would suggest that this magazine did not enjoy a long life. In 1950, Frost sent a copy of this issue to librarian and editor Edward Connery Lathem at Dartmouth with the suggestion that it be added to the collection of Frost that Lathem was building there. Frost closes a letter that he enclosed with that copy by noting "It&#39;s a rarety (sic) I think. One of the editors sent it to me lately." This is a very fine copy, likely untouched by the mail or a subscriber&#39;s hands.

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      Paris: Editions d&#39;Art Guerrier, 1917. ...LIMITED EDITION. OURS IS #103 OF #300...LIMITATION PAGE IS SIGNED BY FARRE...ALBUM INCLUDES 20 AVIATION SCENES AND 4 PORTRAITS, ALL IN COLOR...THESE BEAUTIFUL PRINTS ARE MOUNTED ON CHIFFON..."INTRODUCTIONS PAR LES CAPTAINES HEURTEAUX, DE KERILLIS, ROECKLET ET LE LIEUTENANT PARTRIDGE"... Farre(1871-1934) was commissioned by the French Government to paint scenes of aerial warfare. He was given the rank of Observer-Bombardier and participated in many bombardment flights. He also flew in planes piloted by Americans who were fighting with the French...The pages are held together by a cord in a three hole spine and housed in a newly designed cloth case with the original cover pasted down on top...VERY RARE. NO COPIES LISTED FOR SALE ON THE NET...WORLDCAT SHOWS ONLY FIVE LIBRAIRIES HAVING COPIES,WORLDCAT&#39;S COPY REPORTED IS #101, BOWDOIN HAS COPY # 102.. Hard Cover. Almost Fine. Large Folio.

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        The Works of Henrik Ibsen. With Introductions by William Archer and C.H. Herford

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1917., 39. The Viking Edition, complete in 13 volumes; 8vo. Publisher&#39;s maroon cloth with gilt titles to spines, gilt device to centre of uppers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. With portraits and several illustrations. Includes the Biography of Ibsen by Edmund Gosse and Essays on Ibsen by Edward Dowden and James Huneker. Slightly rubbed to extremities, untrimmed edges dusty. Volumes unread with pages unopened. A clean, tight set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Stella Peregrina Achtzehn Faksimile-Nachbildungen Nach Den Originalen

      Munich: Franz Hanfstaengl, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Marbled brown boards rebacked in modern brown cloth, paper spine label. Near fine. /No Dust Jacket. Marc, Franz. 6 pages in text. Folio, 45 x 33 cm. Limited edition, copy 94 of 110, two plain and 16 hand-colored plates executed by Frau Annette Von Eckardt, text printed on Dolphin-Antiqua, hand-bound by Buchbinderei Karl Ebert. Introduction by Hermann Bahr. All plates mounted on colored card stock to accompany pages of poetry,-- one for each illustration -- by Richard Dehmel, Carmen Sylva, Hans Bethge and others others, and published posthumously by Antette von Eckhardt. At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for military duty, and was killed near Verdun. In 1911, Marc became a member of NKVM [Neue Kunstlerverelingung Munchen e.V] founded by Kandinsky, the first modernist "Secession," a watershed of modern art. In 1912 he visited Robert Delaunay in Paris, a nexus of artistic intellectual ferment; here the foundations of French Cubism furthered his own development. Fresh, clean copy,

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        The Romance of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1917. Abridged from Malory&#39;s Morte D&#39;Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and cover and pictorial decoration gilt. Frontispiece and 15 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, 7 full-page line drawings, other line drawings throughout the text. The slightest rubbing to extremities, an excellent copy. First English trade edition, signed by Rackham on the half-title, and with a contemporary dated gift inscription in another hand presenting this copy to Lady Burghclere, daughter of the 4th Earl of Carnarvon, author of a biography of the Earl of Strafford, and mother of Evelyn Waugh&#39;s first wife.

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        How to Sell Your Services

      Chicago: Bryant & Stratton Business College (1917). 1st edition assumed. An early book, perhaps the earliest, by the author of one of the best-selling books of all time, THINK AND GROW RICH. We found no record of this title, which is copyrighted in 1917, and presumably published that year. Not listed in OCLC. 90 pages of text by Hill, including one chapter containing a form letter he sent out saying he was completing a manuscript of a volume he was sure would sell hundreds of thousands of copies, and that he was sure the buyers of his volume would appreciate advise from &#150; John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, et al. Apparently they were kind enough to oblige, as their responses, among others, are included herein. As Hill said, "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." About 7x10" in heavy red wraps with title on front and Hill&#39;s take on "SELF-CONFIDENCE" on rear cover. Some repairs to wraps, still a nice copy, housed in clamshell box with leather spine label. Inquire if you need further information.

      [Bookseller: Wonder Book - Member ABAA]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (May 1917). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Early but not First Printing of the First Edition printed in America of Frost's second collection of poetry. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the title page for Harold Dickson along with the first stanza (of two) of the first poem in the book "The Pasture" in the poet's hand: "I'm going out to clean the pasture spring I'll only stop to rake the leaves away And wait to watch the water clear I may I shan't be gone long. You come too." Dickson is likely the British colonial administrator in the Middle East from the 1920s until the 1940s, author of several books on the region.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus and the Syndrome of the Cerebellopontine Angle

      Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good -. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, profusely illustrated with 266 figures, viii, 296 pp. Original green ribbed cloth, tooled and gilded on spine. Very good- with minor dusting, general shelfwear. Garrison & Morton No. 4601; Heirs of Hippocrates, 2270.

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

      Paris.: L&#39;Édition d&#39;Art, H. Piazza, 1917 (1p, page de garde) - (4p) - 149 pages - (3p), 15 illustrations en couleurs. Reliure en cuir de Root & Son, la reliure cartonnée d&#39;origine a été conservée. Un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l&#39;artiste (exemplaire #874). Couverture, illustrations et pages intérieures en parfaite condition. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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      1917. Hardy, Thomas. AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED (n. p. but Dorchester, England, July 15. 1917). Single page, folded once, written in sharp and legible black ink. Along with the letter comes its original franked envelope. To poet, critic, founder of The Savoy, and contributor to The Yellow Book, Arthur Symons (1865-1945), reading in part: "Dear Symons, I am sorry to tell you that some jobs other than literary that I have at hand prevent me from writing anything about Jane Austen even if I could add to the good things that have been said about her by so many..." Hardy&#39;s reluctance to provide an essay on Jane Austen for a Symons anthology has more to do with the deteriorating relationship between two old friends than the subject at hand. Despite Hardy&#39;s affection for Austen (Florence Hardy quite often read passages from Jane Austen&#39;s novels to him in the evenings), World War One was traumatic for both men and their long friendship was strained by Symons&#39; deteriorating mental health and Hardy&#39;s growing distress at the brutality and horror of the war. A HIGHLY DESIRABLE LETTER IN WHICH THE GREATEST ENGLISH NOVELIST OF THE "LATE" 19TH CENTURY DISCUSSES THE GREATEST ENGLISH NOVELIST OF THE "EARLY" 19TH CENTURY. Despite their different narrative styles and focus, Austen and Hardy are irrevocably linked to each other in any discussion of great 19th Century fiction. Further, Austen and Hardy are, at least in the opinion of many, two of the greatest portrait artists of the female character in English Literature. Although Thomas Hardy was a subversive writer, relentlessly attempting to change Victorian pride and prejudices by his depiction of how society destroyed the hopes and dreams of the disenfranchised poor as in Tess Of The D&#39;Urbervilles and Jude The Obscure, he was also very sentimental about the era pre-1840 (the era of his parents and grand-parents) in which the purity of English life had not yet been corrupted by the Industrial Revolution. Thus Jane Austen&#39;s depiction of her world, and her poetic delicacy of description, deeply appealed to Hardy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that this autograph letter has been available for individual purchase in more than fifty years. Formerly in the collection of the great Hardy enthusiast Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. . Signed by Author. Near Fine.

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        Notes on the Early British Engraved Royal Portraits (First UK Edition, with ALS)

      London: The Chiswick Press, 1917. First Edition. Quarto. First Edition. Quarter-bound in white buckram (presumed), paper boards, with no dust jacket. Some toning to the spine panel, light rubbing and faint splashes overall, closed tear at the front inner hinge. Laid are several autographed letters SIGNED by the author and written on the author&#39;s stationery (earliest dated April 27, 1916), most addressed to "Miss Farquhar" of Belgrave Square, a presumed acquaintance and contributor to the British Natural Museum, concerning the book&#39;s publication. Also laid in are several photographic reproductions of engravings and portraits related to the Royals. A fascinating collection of correspondence, and a nice addition to the growing inundation of Royal ephemera.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      1917. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917. Original blue cloth decorated in gilt, with dust jacket. First American Edition, published about a month after Dent&#39;s London edition. The American edition was set from proof sheets supplied by Dent, after which Conrad made changes that were effected in the UK edition but not in the US one; as a result, "the American edition provides an interesting intermediate text between the ENGLISH REVIEW and the first Dent edition, showing the extensive changes made from serial to copy text for the book, as well as the further polishing which took place in proof" [Cagle]. This is one of Conrad&#39;s most autobiographical tales; to quote from the dust jacket,~The "shadow line" is that dim boundary that divides youth from maturity. How a young first mate, who unexpectedly finds himself in command of a sailing vessel, leaves his carefree youth behind forever in the agonizing responsibility of a twenty-one day voy­age from Bankok [sic] to Singapore. His ship is becalmed, the whole crew stricken with fever and no quinine in the medicine chest!~This is a fine copy. The scarce dust jacket, which we seem to see only once or twice a decade, is very good (spine browned as always with these DP&Co jackets, minor soil and edgewear). Cagle A21b.1.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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