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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'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'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'S FAIRY TALES, which Constable published with Rackham'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's Morte D'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’s Morte d’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' Fairy Book, to reflect - and cash in upon - the nations' mood of patriotism,and martial endevour. In preparing for the commission, Rackham turned to his own copy of Beardsley's Morte D'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'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's own angel in The Achieving of the Sangreal, the frontispiece to Volume Two of Morte D'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'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's Morte D'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's editor/chronicler, Frederick Gutheim, with his bookplate and his color pencil annotations in Wright'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,, 1917–8. Edition de Luxe. Signed Proofs from the Collection presented to the British Museum by His Majesty'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 – the work of the medical services, encampments, soldiers of duty, soldiers marching, landscapes and ruined towns...The detail and accuracy of Bone'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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'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's suggestions, and initiated steps to evaluate same, though today we find no hard evidence that the United States adopted Mr Bassford'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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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'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'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'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'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'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's hands.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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      Paris: Editions d'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'S COPY REPORTED IS #101, BOWDOIN HAS COPY # 102.. Hard Cover. Almost Fine. Large Folio.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        The Works of Henrik Ibsen. With Introductions by William Archer and C.H. Herford

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917., 39. The Viking Edition, complete in 13 volumes; 8vo. Publisher'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,

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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's Morte D'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's first wife.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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 – 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'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.

      [Bookseller: Denominator Books (IOBA)]
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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées. Recueillis et Illustrés par Edmond Dulac

      Paris.: L'Édition d'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'origine a été conservée. Un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'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'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's affection for Austen (Florence Hardy quite often read passages from Jane Austen's novels to him in the evenings), World War One was traumatic for both men and their long friendship was strained by Symons' deteriorating mental health and Hardy'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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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'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'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'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'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.

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        Michael brother of Jerry

      Macmillan 1917 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Set up and electrotyped. Published, November, 1917." printed on the copyright page. An ORIGINAL dustjacket that has the majority of the spine missing. This First Issue dustjacket has some wear to the front and back panels NOT effecting any lettering. The book is in great shape with slight wear to the boards. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper. Overall, a beautiful copy of this First Edition book with the scarce ORIGINAL dustjacket. We buy London First Editions with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      At sea: Hillacre, September, 1917. First Edition. Manuscript. Occasional staining, some aging to paper, normal folds from mailing. Very Good. Nine pages typed on four 8-1/2" x 11" leaves of Hotel Brevoort letterhead and Scandinavian-American Line letterhead with Reed's name typed at the top right corner of the first page, and pages numbered at the tops of the following pages. With the original envelope addressed in Reed's hand, postmarked twice and stamped "Opened by Censor." Reed's important unpublished typescript was written while he was traveling on board a Danish liner from the United States to Norway during World War I. It was intended to be published in THE MASSES, but the delay in transit -- the first postmark is dated 3 September 1917, and received in Croton-on-Hudson on 11 August 1919, addressed to Mrs. B[oardman] Robinson -- as well as that magazine's legal battle under the Sedition Act must have precluded its publication. Reed begins his essay with a transcription of a notice that was posted on board the ship. It reads: "As this ship belongs to a neutral nation the Passengers are requested, on receipt of war news, to avoid all public manifestations of political sympathies or antipathies./The Captain." Reed describes the appearance of this notice as "startling" and goes on to describe his fellow passengers, commenting on the fact that they share their world views with each other in spite of it. He explains, "The 'neutrality' notice is not needed. Although we have on board Americans, Russians, Danes, a Frenchman and several frankly pro-German Swedes, there are only two real belligerents-- the ship's captain, stoutly pro-Ally, and a naturalized American of Dutch extraction, who is the most patriotic man I have ever seen." Reed continues by saying that many of the second and third class passengers are Jews who had been living in the Lower East Side: "Most of them are political exiles, sent home at the expense of the new Provisional government. You had to prove that you were a political exile, of course, before you got the ticket and two hundred dollars allowed; and to do this it was necessary to appear before the nearest Russian Consul.... What Odysseys the least of these people had endured!" Reed sums up the plight of the returning exiles with a question: "Wasn't Russia their country now, to do with as they pleased, and werenít they going home to set things right?" In concluding his essay, Reed illustrates the fact that in spite of the war news coming through on the wireless set, the "neutral" journey at sea was as unreal as the news of war: "It is lunch-time. We are eating fresh mackerel, taken on board at Christianssand. Somebody remarks that the mackerel this year are extraordinarily fat.... And looking up, I see that everyone, a little smiling, a little pale, is thinking of what those fat fish have been eating, out there in the North Sea and along the coast of Flanders...." Together with: LE COQ, Martha Weatherly. JOHN REED, THE AMERICAN LAFAYETTE: HIS LIFE AND PORTRAIT. Philadelphia: Published by Daniel M. Delany, 1933. Octavo; brown wrappers, stapled; printed in orange; wrappers detached from binding. First edition, with a frontispiece photograph by Karl Koehler, based on a painting by Ivan Le Coq. A presentation copy, INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page: "Dear Mr. Brown-- The recognition of Russia makes our little book very apropos at this time. We thought you, as a classmate of Reed's would be particularly interested in seeing it. Martha & Ivan Le Coq. John Reed was perhaps the best known left-wing American journalist of the twentieth century. He was portrayed by Warren Beatty in the film REDS, nominated for twelve Academy Awards and winner of three, which centered on Reed's life, his romance with Louise Bryant, and his early death at 33 in Moscow. His best known book, TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, 1919, recorded his eyewitness account of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Reed became head of the U. S. Communist Labor Party in 1919, was indicted for treason, and escaped to the Soviet Union where he worked with Lenin and others. He died of typhus in 1920 and was buried beside the Kremlin wall.

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        Aucassin & Nicolete (Signed)

      London: Heorge G. Harrap & Co., 1917. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Limited edition, No. 115 of 125 numbered copies, signed by Evelyn Paul. Small quarto. 120, [4] pp. With thirteen mounted color plates (included in pagination), and twenty-three pages of printed music. Copiously decorated with intertextual illustrations, initials, and borders throughout. These elements and the text printed in red and black. Original vellum, front board decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, orange, and gray, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Fore-edge of front free endpaper slightly wrinkled. Vellum slightly soiled, and boards with the slightest yawn, but overall a near fine copy.

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      1917. Fine. JAMES, Henry. THE IVORY TOWER. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First American edition. 8vo., olive-brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., in the publisher's dust-jacket. The scarce dust-jacket is darkened at spine and has shallow nicks along top- and bottom-edges. Binding shows tiny bits of sporadic sunning along the top- and bottom- edges in the places where the dust-jacket is nicked, else fine overall. (Edel A77b).

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        The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and a Play in Verse

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press,, 1917. Octavo. Original linen backed blue boards, white paper title pabel to spine printed in black, titles to upper board in black, blue endpapers. Bookplate. Two newspaper clippings on Yeats tipped-in to front free endpaper. Spine and corners a little bumped and worn, small spot to tail of spine, edges of boards tanned, contents faintly toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Signed by the Yeats on the title page, with his printed name crossed through. One of only 400 copies printed.

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        Cours des Téléphonistes de Ligne & des Téléphonistes d'Observation

      Dated to November 1917, a documented, 164 pages, telephony manuscript in French, profusely illustrated with 98 original, captioned illustrations done in pen & inks and mixed media with pastels, pen & inks and graphite, noteworthy for the quality of many of  its schematics, figures, tables, plans, charts, and topographies, many done to scale. Based on the  field telephone and telegraph specialist training course of the French Navy Airship Corps at St. Cyr, the work offers an overview of  telephone operations, Caquot balloon tethering techniques, and in a lengthy appendix, reconnaissance communication of terrain imagery and German artillery and meteorology data. The MS was done at the École de Saint-Cyr by Monsieur Pariset (believed André Pariset), his name written on the title page, which is done with inventive letter forms after phone apparatus and decorated with a phone cables vignette and the French Navy Airship Corps logo. He has also inscribed with site and date and signed with a vignette decoration page 97 and additionally initialed A. L. G. P. twice, in pencil on the rear endpaper, and in pen & ink in an artillery table at pages 130-31. DATE: believed executed September-November 1917, corresponding to the November 26, 1917 establishment date for the French Navy Aviation Center at St. Cyr to facilitate dirigible training, primarily because of three handwritten dates, 1) October 21, 1917 at the foot of the ending page of the operations part of the manual, p. 97, inscribed also as done at St. Cyr L'École, 2) October 31, 1917 at the head of the appendix's initial contents page, p. 104, and 3) September 13, 1917 in a mounted meteorology table exercise in the appendix on p. 122. The sole later addition is believed to be the half-title, Guerre 1914-1918, done likely in November 1918 after the Armistice.  SUMMARY: By November 1918 the French Navy Airship Corps was organized into 12 ballooning aviation centers totaling 37 units with equipment, its personnel totaling 104 pilots, 175 technical crew and 2657 non-specialists (Vercken, p. 34). The manuscript includes an exposition of direct current field telephone instrumentation with battery and generator, military Morse code, tethering and winch techniques for launching and landing captive Caquot balloons, and in an extensive appendix, meteorology data exercises with tables and altitude charts, terrain iconography, aerial topography, and detailed information on allied and German artillery, including projectile designs, charges, fuses, and ranges. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: Very Good: clean and bright, 5 pages excised at gutter, 4 very neatly leaving narrow tabs, pp. 104-5 with neat rectangular excisions: p. 45: light bottom tip crease: pp. 71-72: tiny fore-edge chip. Covers: Good-: overall rubs and some fingering wear. Spine: sunfade: crown and foot loss. Upper Wrapper: bottom inner corner tear and top inner corner chip with loss: closed vertical tears at top and bottom edges: fore-edge with abraded spot: Lower Wrapper: edge-wear. Cover Label: slight soiling: ink bright and clear. Binding: Fair: Solid but needs to be handled with care: rear signatures with very light separation, joints ok, hinges splitting at head and foot, spine with substantial outwards slant. FORMAT: French Navy issue 170 x 107 mm (6.69 x 4.21 inches) light blue graph paper with rounded corners, sewn into sky blue wrappers (with matching rounded corners) folded in the French style over inner coated brown paper wrappers-folded in turn over flexible board-upper cover with pen & black ink title on a mounted buff paper label with lunette corners. CALLIGRAPHY: principally in several inks, including black and a variety of blues and reds, the MS with headings, and subheadings, many written with inventive letter forms, some text phrases and sentences with underscores. MOUNTS: Six neatly mounted, cover title label, print of group logo, a lift-off topography, a table on tan paper, an appendix title label and a chart title label. PAGINATION: not paginated but 164 pages: 97 pages, operation + 67 pages, appendix with graphic study examples and additional texts; MS with 8 footnotes, no index, with 1 print (group logo) and 9 original decorations, (1 headpiece, 5 footpieces (one repeat), and 3 vignettes) and 98 original captioned illustrations, 52 ink or multiple inks figures (18 full-page - 1 double-page) + 27 finished drawings, 3 pen & ink and 24 multi-media (9 in text - 15 full-page) + 9 tables (1 on tan paper and 5 at least double-page including 1 profusely illustrated over 4.5 pages) + 5 charts + 3 plans + 2 detailed topographies. Additional Titles: Half-Title Page: Guerre 1914-1918, with vignette titled, Premier Groupe D'Aerostation. Title Page: Stage de Téléphoniste by M. Pariset - Matricule (Regimental) 6521 - Premier Groupe d'Aerostation - 6th Escouade (Squad). Appendix Title: Notes Complementaires, and on contents page, Exercises graphiques: Differentes spécialité de l'Aérostation, with additional separate title page as, Cours des Specialiste Téléphonistes & Observation. SIZE: Covers: 172 x 110 mm. Pages: 170 x 107 mm. Half-Title page mounted print vignette: 49 x 43 mm. ASSOCIATED MANUAL: rare in its b/w printed format with no copies found with a worldwide institution catalog search. REFERENCE: R. D. Layman, Naval Aviation in the First World War. Brugioni, Dino A. From Balloons to Blackbirds: Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Imagery Intelligence. Thierry Leroy, Le personnel de l'aérostation maritime française 1917-1919. Vercken, Vice-Admiral Roger, Histoire succincte de l'aéronautique navale. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: please request.

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        The Western Front : Drawings / by Muirhead Bone ; with an Introduction by Sir Douglas Haig - 10 Parts Bound in 2 Volumes [Complete]

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

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        His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

      London; John Murray, 1917., 1917. FIRST EDITION. 8vo; pp. 305 + 6 ads. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. Light handling, cloth sunned at spine, otherwise sharp and clean. Foxing to prelims, neat ink ownership to front pastedown. Shows well. A very good, extremely attractive copy housed in a tailor made morocco spined, felt lined clamshell case. His Last Bow marked the end of Holmes' career, though not the end of his adventures... Green & Gibson [A40a]

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        Reflected Rays Of Light Upon Freemasonry; Or The Freemasons' Pocket Compendium. With An Emblematical Frontispiece

      Inside mostly good with some aging. Pencil name and date (1917) on front pastedown, which is only partly stuck to the board and slightly torn. Title page loose. Fold-out Masonic Emblems illustration is attached to title page and has 6 cm tear along a fold. Faint writing in back. Blue cloth with yellow titling and decoration; rubbing to edges. No dust jacket. Illustrations and advertisements (eg 'Why crush your gauntlets?'). Small format. 80 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 63g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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      1917. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER by the Brothers Grimm. London: Constable (1917). Folio (9 1/2 x 12"), grey cloth with pictorial label stamped in gold, top edge gilt, slight bit of rubbing and slight rubbing of spine ends else Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM COMPLETE WITH THE ADDITIONAL SIGNED COLOR PLATE IN THE ENVELOPE! Illustrated by Rackham with 13 beautiful tipped-in color plates (one more than in the trade edition) plus pictorial endpapers and 43 black & whites to accompany 40 fairy tales. This is an exceptional copy of a very hard to find limited edition with great Rackham illustrations, rarely found complete with the extra color plate.

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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales

      London: Constable & Co Ltd.,, 1917. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. Original light grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial gilt titles on a white background to front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the an extra plate signed below the image by Rackham housed in the publisher's printed envelope. Illustrated frontispiece and 12 further plates in colour, 43 illustrations throughout the text. Very minor rubbing to corners, two small splits to the front hinge, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation page and again below the extra plate.

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        Little Brother & Little Sister

      1917. With A Signed Extra Plate "Exquisite Pitch of Execution"One of 525 Copies Signed by the Artist[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, Jakob and Wilhelm. Little Brother & Little Sister. London: [1917]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist, this being copy No. 144. Quarto (11 1/2 x 9 in; 293 x 227 mm). xi, [1], 250, [1], [1, blank] pp. Thirteen color plates mounted on brown paper, with original tissue guards. With a duplicate signed plate in the original printed envelope as issued, He Hurried Away With Long Strides. Original gray cloth over boards with a rectangular white cloth panel on the front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated endpapers. A few small marks on the back cover and a small red stain on the lower joint, otherwise an excellent copy. Book plate of Agnes Marion Armitage."…it was during these years that he illustrated a new Brothers Grimm title, Little Brother and Little Sister which is in effect one of his crowning achievements. In these twelve colour plates we find the most astonishing versatility of style, and an exquisite pitch of execution. The style ranges from the delicate to the virtual burlesque caricature. On the one hand is an example of pre-Raphaelite, infinitely tender portrayals of womanhood, such as 'The True Sweetheart', or the delicate realism of Maid Maleen and her waiting woman escaping from the terrible tower of her father. Yet within the same book we find the classic Rackhamerie of the gnome with his beard caught in the cleft of the semi-anthropomorphized tree, appealing to Rose-red and Snow-white for help and the Hassell-like custard-pie of the three soldiers and the long nose. This is one of the few books illustrated by Rackham from which it would be possible to select any single-colour picture in order to demonstrate Rackham's art at its finest." (Gettings. Arthur Rackham, pp. 116-117).Lattimore and Haskell, p. 46. Riall, p. 129.

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      1917. 2. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER by the Brothers Grimm. London: Constable (1917). Folio (9 1/2 x 12"), grey cloth with pictorial label stamped in gold, top edge gilt, bottom edge of both covers have a corner stain 3" long, 1/2" high, stain inside rear cover and on corner of one page else tight, clean and VG. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM COMPLETE WITH THE ADDITIONAL SIGNED COLOR PLATE IN THE ENVELOPE! Illustrated by Rackham with 13 beautiful tipped-in color plates (one more than in the trade edition) plus pictorial endpapers and 43 black & whites to accompany 40 fairy tales. This is ahard to find limited edition with great Rackham illustrations, rarely found complete with the extra color plate.

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

      London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1917. Limited Edition of 525 copies of which this is No. 195 - signed by Arthur Rackham. Cloth boards, with inlaid gilt illustration and title. gilt title to spine. Slight wear to edges. Top edge gilt with other edges rough cut. Webbing showing for a third of front end paper. Gift inscription to fep. 251pp illustrated with 13 colour plated some with loose browned tissue guards and numerous illustrations in the text. There are a few minor spots to margins but gererally text is clean, illustrations bright. Binding firm. . Signed by Illustrator. Limited Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Limited Edition.

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        Campi di concentramento per prigionieri di guerra di Avezzano - Sulmona - Servigliano --- Chieti 1916-1917

      Album storico, di 54 fotografie, raffiguranti alcuni scorci dei campi di concentramento di Avezzano, Sulmona (Fonte d'Amore) e Servigliano mm 330x250

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        The Fairy Scales

      1917. Scarce in Dust JacketSMYTHE, Gladys. PATRICCHIO, Catherina (illus.). The Fairy Scales [and other stories]. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd., n.d. [1917]. First edition. Quarto (10 1/2 x 7 7/8 in; 260 x 220 mm). 101, [1, blank] pp. Ten full-page color plates, including frontispiece. Illustrated endpapers. Publisher's cream cloth, front cover decoratively bordered and lettered in green and with color plate (the same as opposite p.76) pasted onto front cover. Spine lettered in green. Pictorial endpapers printed in green. Original tan dust jacket, similarly bordered and lettered in green and with same color plate pasted onto front. Lower corners slightly bumped, dust jacket very slightly worn at extremities. A near fine copy, very scarce in the original dust jacket.The ten stories contained in this volume are: The Golliwog's Lesson; How the Sun kept his Promise; The Angel Children's Garden; The Fairy Scales; How Stories were made; White Heather; The Little Brown Bulb; The Grateful Poppy Fairy; The Old, Old Man; How Tina Cleaned her Temper.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Shakespeare's England

      Clarendon Press Oxford U Press, Oxford 1917 - Two volumes bound in half navy leather by Bayntun, gilt decorations on spine panels with blue cloth boards. Top edge gilt.The highly polished leather is in spectacularly good condition, almost as new with zero wear. First edition was 1916. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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