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        Air Power Naval Military Commercial

      Portrait frontispiece, with tissue guard, illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth. London, Chapman and Hall Ltd.

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        Keep Him Free; Buy War Savings Stamps

      Ketterlinus, Philadelphia 1917 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 30 x 20 inches. This eye-catching poster features a bald eagle framed in a royal blue background. From its nest below, warplanes pour from hangars, flying towards the viewer. Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) was a wildlife illustrator from Rochester, New York, who produced a number of animal-themed posters during WWI. Good condition. Minor tear at bottom edge. Minor foxing.

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        The Greatest Mother in the World

      Red Cross, New York - Original poster. Color lithograph. 27.27 x 20.25 inches. This famous World War I propaganda poster was issued to promote the Red Cross in circa 1917 and was one of the most famous Red Cross posters during the war. It features a monumental Red Cross nurse cradling a wounded soldier on a stretcher. Evoking Michelangelo's Pieta where Mary holds the baby Jesus, this poster proved to be highly effective. A large Red Cross is seen in the top left with text at the bottom reading "The Greatest Mother in the World". While men signed up to fight at the front, women were encouraged to help the war efforts in supporting roles. This poster reportedly encouraged millions of Americans to join the Red Cross. Created by Alonzo Earl Foringer. This poster in is good condition with minor edge wear and foxing. Original linen backing.

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        The Library of Philosophical Translations

      - London - Philip Lee Warner, 1917 Book. Good. Hardcover. A selection of English translations of Plotinus' works. Translated by Stephen Mackenna, a linguist and important translator as he introduced Plotinian philosophy to a new generation of readers. Plotinus was a major philosopher of the Roman empire. The following works are present to this set: Plotinus: The Ethical TreatisesPlotinus: Psychic & Physical TreatisesPlotinus: On The Nature of The SoulPlotinus: The Divine Mind Volume IV has additional spine label and title label tipped in to the rear. Volumes I-III have a notice to the verso of title page stating that 1000 copies of the work were printed on rag paper. This set comprises of only the first four works tothis series. There were eventually five volumes, with the fifth volume a collaboration between Mackenna and B. S Page. Condition: In original quarter cloth bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Some marks to boards and minor rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Spine labels are faded. Spine label to volume I is chipped and lifting. Some offsetting to endpapers. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Volume IV is uncut at top edge. Pages are bright with the odd spots throughout. Overall: GOOD..

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        POEMS 1914-1916. Privately Printed.

      1917. 70 pages. Original printed stiff wrappers. Worn at spine and beginning to split; some pages unopened. Loosely laid in are the six pages of Preface, taken from another copy, extensively annotated by Leonard in ink, and with some crossings-out. They begin: '...Introduction to a volume of political poems printed just before the outbreak of hostilities and of course suppressed. Sometimes I hope to be able to send you a copy (I have the entire edition in me private Ratskeller!). In general I feel that 1918-1920 has proved my case only with too tragic completeness!' The pages are somewhat worn and chipped. This copy came from the library of Ethel Talbot Scheffauer, and it is probably to her, or to her husband, the poet, Herman George Scheffauer, that he is addressing his remarks.The Preliminary Note to the book states: 'These pages were in the hands of the printer many weeks ago.... We have severed diplomatic relations and may be at war to-morrow.... Hence I have withdrawn these pages from publication and had a few copies struck off merely as tokens for such personal friends as best know how deeply.... I have suffered in spirit.'

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        ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS

      Stokes 1917 - ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS, Stokes, 1917, first edition, a near fine copy. From the estate of Stanley Sebastain Kresge. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Sitwwell's Early Primary Vehicle] Wheels, 1917, "Second Cycle," [together with] Wheels, 1918, "Third Cycle."

      B. H. Blackwell 1917; 1918, Oxford - Two separate volumes, cloth backed color pictorial paper covered boards (by C. W. Beaumont). "Wheels," a primarily vehicle for Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell's early entry into the modernist literary scene. Most of the poets for Wheels were friends of the Sitwells: Helen Rootham, Nancy Cunard, Iris Tree, Aldous Huxley, and Wilfrid Owen. The few works of visual art in the magazine show connections to Futurism and Vorticism. Two of the scare early works, very good with corners bumped, sl. cover wear. Both signed by "Herbert Cave." [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Macmillan and Co., London 1917 - The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, with fine lithograph plates by Arthur Rackham, first limited signed edition, one of 500 copies only, 1917. Gorgeous recent white vellum with gilt cover and spine, TEG, deckled, frequently illustrated with lithographs, all on cream mounts, with captioned tissues, text on watermarked English handmade paper (Holbein). A gorgeous near fine copy, with only a little occasional spotting to tissues and slight offsetting from plate mounts, typical to this antiquarian illustrated edition, otherwise, entirely unmarked contents and bright fine vellum covers. A spectacular copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN

      , 1917. 1917. Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to Japanese tissue paper and then tipped to board, 11 x 14 inches with window overmat, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the tissue beneath the image by the photographer, and with her initials in the lower right corner of the photograph.Printed in red crayon on the blank reverse of the original mat are the numbers 741, possibly her method of identifying the print.Aside from light toning to the original mat, this print is in fine condition. This print was made at the very beginning of her career while still a student at the Clarence White School of Photography. It is signed with her married name, Doris U. Jaeger, and dated '17. By 1921, after her divorce to Dr. Jaeger, she returned to her maiden name and signed her work, Doris Ulmann. Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only signed those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits.

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        Proekt pis'ma k Internatsionalu (Pervaia Maevka v svobodnoi Rossii) [Draft for a letter to the International (The first May Day celebration in liberated Russia)].

      Petrograd, Knigoizdatel'stvo, 1917. - 8vo (17.8 × 12 cm). Original staple-stitched self-wrappers; 32 pp. Six vignettes throughout the text. Scarce pamphlet representing an account of the first May-Day activities held in the newly "liberated" Russia, after the February Revolution of 1917. In a highly graphic and solemn text, the author, who was likely using a pseudonym, announces the grandeur with which Russian workers would celebrate the first international workers' day in the Soviet Union: "You will see the unfurled red banners, which will cover the entire Russian land, the land which was thus far reddened only with the people's blood, spilled by the former, now overthrown regime." The book further contains a fictionalized, imaginary account of what the first May 1st celebrations will look like, as well as a narrative of a suppressed factory demonstration held before the Revolution. The author also provides a historical sketch of the history of the International Workers' Day. Finally, the book concludes with the Russian text of an early revolutionary First-of-May song, "Vremia ne terpit." - Rust to staple; else very good. An important, striking document on the history of the official May Day celebrations which took place throughout the Soviet Union. KVK, OCLC show only the copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Swedish National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vyatskaya glinyanaya igrushka v risunkakh: raskraska risunkov ruchnaya, yachnymi kraskami, tochno skopirovannymi s podlinnikov (Clay Toys from the Region of Viatka. Drawings hand-coloured by the Author, colour in egg, exact reproduction of the originals).

      Moscow: Alexei Ivanovitch Denchine, 1917. Small quarto. Title-page with limitation on verso, 21pp. of Russian text lithographed in sepia from the author's calligraphy. Cover illustration and fifty tipped-in plates of terra cotta toys, hand-colored by Denchine and heightened with gold. The plates are numbered 1-51. First edition of the first monograph on one of the most famous symbols of Russian folk art. Despite a stated limitation of 300 copies, it is likely that much fewer were actually produced considering the amount of work required for each copy. The graphic artist, painter, illustrator and author Alexei Ivanovitch Denchine (or Den'shin) (1893-1948) exhibited paintings from the age of seventeen; he participated, along with Kandinsky, Rodchenko and others, in the great travelling exhibition of 1921. A great rarity of Russian book art. Original green wrappers, first side illustrated in lithography with pasted illustration hand-coloured by the artist, stab-sewn with a thick multi-colored cord. Some minor soiling and wear to wrappers, else an extraordinary copy, which retains its original board slipcase, with hand-decorations. (Lévèque & Plantureux, p. 42).

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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London, 1917. The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named.The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot.Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of:Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz… The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor.LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name.MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities as a member of Scott's Discovery expedition was to keep records of the voyage. A recipient of the Polar Medal, Barne "had been a shipmate of Scott on the Majestic… [and] was appointed second officer by the committee in June 1900. His duties including assisting Armitage with magnetic studies and taking charge of deep-sea temperature research," (Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic Expedition, Baughman). An Antarctic cape, glacier and inlet are named after him.GEORGE FRANCIS ARTHUR MULOCK (1882-1963; "George F.A. Mulock"). Mulock had joined the relief vessel Morning that resupplied Scott's ships in the Antarctic. In 1902, he came aboard the Discovery to replace Ernest Shackleton who had fallen ill. Mulock served as a surveyor and cartographer during the mission, publishing his results as Survey Work of the National Antarctic, 1901-04, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. He had a distinguished career in both World War I and II, during which time he was held captive by the Japanese. The Mulock Inlet and Glacier are named in his honor.Marine biologist THOMAS VERE HODGSON (1864-1926; "T.V. Hodgson") did pioneering work aboard the Discovery and was the first person to describe the Antarctic's deep sea floor. Prior to joining the Discovery, he had been a member of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901). Cape Hodgson in the Ross Archipelago is named after him.Royal Navy officer REGINALD W. SKELTON (1872-1956; "Reginald W. Skelton") was the Discovery's chief engineer and official photographer. Despite the long-standing friendship between Scott and Skelton, he was passed over as second-in-command on Scott's fatal 1910 Terra Nova expedition. An Antarctic inlet and three glaciers are named in his honor.CYRIL LONGHURST ("Cyril Longhurst") was the secretary of the Discovery expedition and served as best man at Shackleton's wedding. Mount Cyril in Antarctica is named after him.HARTLEY TRAVERS FERRAR (1879-1932; "H.T. Ferrar") was born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and educated as a geologist in England. A relatively young and inexperienced member of the voyage, Ferrar met the woman he would marry while the Discovery was docked in New Zealand. His expedition duties included making geological surveys, classifying what became known as the Ferrar or Beacon sandstone layer and discovering the first Antarctic fossils. He later conducted geological research in Egypt, Palestine and New Zealand. The Ferrar Glacier is named for him. Following the Discovery expedition, Royds continued his career in the Royal Navy. While commanding the battleship HMS Emperor of India, he was given our lovely sterling silver platter to honor his marriage to Mary Louisa Blane, a widow and retired actress. After the war, Royds was an instructor at the Admiralty, retiring from the navy as a rear-admiral. Thereafter, he enjoyed a second career as deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for which he received a knighthood.A unique object. Professionally polished and in fine condition save a few very faint scuffs.

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        AN ANNUAL OF NEW POETRY

      London: Constable and Company Ltd. 1917. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original grey paper covered boards with titles in red to the upper board and spine, in dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square with a little bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Mild spotting to the text block edge and rear endpapers. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is lightly chipped at the tips of the darkened spine which is correctly priced 5/- net. Edward Thomas contributes 18 poems to this volume, 11 of which are published for the first time and all of which were later collected in Last Poems (1918). Robert Frost contributes 6 poems. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties, California

      The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago 1917 - Two volumes Quarto. re-backed to period with three-quarter black morocco over original black cloth, spines lettered in gilt with raised bands, all edges marbled, patterned endpapers. Illustrated with portraits and photographs. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London, 1917. The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named. The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot. Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of: Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz... The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor. LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name. MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities as a member of Scott's Discovery expedition was to keep records of the voyage. A recipient of the Polar Medal, Barne "had been a shipmate of Scott on the Majestic... [and] was appointed second officer by the committee in June 1900. His duties including assisting Armitage with magnetic studies and taking charge of deep-sea temperature research," (Pilgrims on the Ice: Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic Expedition, Baughman). An Antarctic cape, glacier and inlet are named after him. GEORGE FRANCIS ARTHUR MULOCK (1882-1963; "George F.A. Mulock"). Mulock had joined the relief vessel Morning that resupplied Scott's ships in the Antarctic. In 1902, he came aboard the Discovery to replace Ernest Shackleton who had fallen ill. Mulock served as a surveyor and cartographer during the mission, publishing his results as Survey Work of the National Antarctic, 1901-04, for which he was awarded the Polar Medal. He had a distinguished career in both World War I and II, during which time he was held captive by the Japanese. The Mulock Inlet and Glacier are named in his honor. Marine biologist THOMAS VERE HODGSON (1864-1926; "T.V. Hodgson") did pioneering work aboard the Discovery and was the first person to describe the Antarctic's deep sea floor. Prior to joining the Discovery, he had been a member of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901). Cape Hodgson in the Ross Archipelago is named after him. Royal Navy officer REGINALD W. SKELTON (1872-1956; "Reginald W. Skelton") was the Discovery's chief engineer and official photographer. Despite the long-standing friendship between Scott and Skelton, he was passed over as second-in-command on Scott's fatal 1910 Terra Nova expedition. An Antarctic inlet and three glaciers are named in his honor. CYRIL LONGHURST ("Cyril Longhurst") was the secretary of the Discovery expedition and served as best man at Shackleton's wedding. Mount Cyril in Antarctica is named after him. HARTLEY TRAVERS FERRAR (1879-1932; "H.T. Ferrar") was born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and educated as a geologist in England. A relatively young and inexperienced member of the voyage, Ferrar met the woman he would marry while the Discovery was docked in New Zealand. His expedition duties included making geological surveys, classifying what became known as the Ferrar or Beacon sandstone layer and discovering the first Antarctic fossils. He later conducted geological research in Egypt, Palestine and New Zealand. The Ferrar Glacier is named for him. Following the Discovery expedition, Royds continued his career in the Royal Navy. While commanding the battleship HMS Emperor of India, he was given our lovely sterling silver platter to honor his marriage to Mary Louisa Blane, a widow and retired actress. After the war, Royds was an instructor at the Admiralty, retiring from the navy as a rear-admiral. Thereafter, he enjoyed a second career as deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for which he received a knighthood. A unique object. Professionally polished and in fine condition save a few very faint scuffs.

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        The King of Hedjaz and Arab Independence: With a Facsimile of the Proclamation of June 27, 1916. Together with the Proclamation issued at Baghdad by Lieut.-General Sir Stanley Maude, after the occupation of that city by the British Forces

      Hayman, Christy & Lilly, Ltd, London 1917 - First edition. Small octavo. 14, [2]pp., frontispiece portrait of King Hussein, folding facsimile of the Proclamation. Stapled printed wrappers. Corners of wrappers slightly bumped, else near fine. Important publication of the Proclamation. OCLC seems to locate no copies in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A sterling silver salver signed in facsimile by eight participants of the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1904, a wedding gift to Charles Royds, the Discovery's first lieutenant

      London 1917 - The salver was presented as a wedding gift to Royal Navy officer CHARLES ROYDS (1876-1931), the Discovery's first lieutenant after whom Cape Royds in Antarctica is named.The Discovery expedition was the first led by Captain Robert Scott and was arranged by the Joint Antarctic Committee composed of members from the Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society. Known as the British National Antarctic Expedition, the goal of the expedition was the scientific exploration of South Victoria Land and the ice barrier as well as the interior of the Antarctic continent. Its achievements included the discovery of the polar plateau and Scott's ascent, the first ever, in a hot air balloon over Antarctica. It was also the first to do extensive land exploration on the continent and went the furthest south by a sledge reaching 82 16' S. One of the unexpected contributions was the introduction to the Antarctic of so many future explorers, as it included Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild & Edgar & Edward Evans. Scott returned to Antarctica a second time aboard the Terra Nova. That expedition, which commenced in 1910, developed into a race against the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen to become the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen attained the goal on January 4, 1912, beating Scott by two weeks. Scott's expedition ended tragically when he and four companions perished on their return march from the South Pole after failing to reach a supply depot.Royd's had a very distinguished list of Antarcticans attending his wedding. But there are a number of ghostly presences that might have been there. Both Scott and Edward Wilson died in 1911 in their attempt to be the first to the South Pole. Ernest Shackleton was on duty in Northern Russia, as was Frank Wild. These two were to return to the Antarctic in the Shackleton's Endurance expedition, which is one of the greatest stories of survival ever told. Dr. Koettlitz died in 1916. The silver salver was made by Goldsmiths & Silversmith's Co., Regent St., London in 1917. It has a scalloped rope edge and four ball and claw feet is inscribed with the seal of the Discovery Voyage depicting icebergs and a penguin encircled within a heraldic belt. Below the seal is the engraved inscription "To Captain C.W. Royds R.N. on his marriage October 5th 1918 from his old messmates in the 'Discovery' 1901-1904." Surrounding the inscription are the engraved signatures of:Scottish Royal Navy captain ALBERT B. ARMITAGE (1864-1943; "Albert B. Armitage"), was the Discovery's second-in-command. "Armitage had been second in command of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Spitsbergen. In recognition of this, he received the Murchison award from the R[oyal] G[eographical] S[ociety]. Armitage was the oldest man in the expedition, and his years of Arctic service gave him more such experience than anyone else on the Discovery except Koettlitz? The contrasts between Armitage and Scott were noteworthy. Armitage had a good deal of experience with ships under sail; Scott did not. Armitage had three years of polar work; Scott had none," (Scott of the Antarctic, Huxley). Cape Armitage, the southernmost point on Ross Island, is named in his honor.LOUIS BERNACCHI (1876-1942; "L. C. Bernacchi") was a Tasmanian physicist and astronomer of Italian extraction. His first polar journey was with Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition (1898-1901), along with Hodgson (above). For his work on the Discovery voyage, Bernacchi was decorated by the Royal Geographical Society and awarded the Légion d'honneur. Scott was the best man at his wedding. Bernacchi explored regions of Africa and South America, wrote several books on the Antarctic, was a member of the Royal Geographic Society, and served in the British and United States military during World War I. His attempts to raise funds for a 1925 Antarctic expedition failed. Antarctica's Bernacchi Head and Bay honor his name.MICHAEL BARNE (1877-1961; "Michael Barne"). Barne's responsibilities

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        Hand-corrected typed draft, 8 pp, ca. 1917-18. Draft for an article comparing quarterbacks to military pilots, heavily corrected throughout in Camp's own hand, and titled by Camp at the top, 'The Aviator, the Quarterback of War's Gridiron.'

      1917 - At the time, Camp was a member of the Navy Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, and his article was published in the January 1918 issue of Flying. Both the Army and Navy adopted Camp's system of physical training, which became known as the 'Daily Dozen'-a set of twelve simple exercises which were to be done every day, and could be completed in a matter of minutes. In part: 'The aviator is for the army or navy the eyes and nerves of the team . . . we should look after his physical, mental and nervous condition with at least the same solicitude as that shown by coaches and trainers in the case of a star quarterback . . . Every man in the army and navy should be should be strong, enduring and supple . . . The aviator is for the most part confined, especially in handling a gun, to movements in a sitting position where suppleness of the body and ability to work in a confined and possibly awkward positions of the greatest value. This ability may be very largely increased through certain exercises which at the same time have also a very favorable effect upon the physical condition of the man.' Camp goes on to list eight points important for developing an efficient exercise regiment, and adds three handwritten paragraphs at the conclusion, in part: 'Shall we not begin at once to take care of the quarterbacks, the eyes and nerves of that greater team of ours which is now going out upon war's gridiron?' An autographed Camp quotation sold at Heritage in 2006 for $1,434, a letter at Robert Edwards last year only brought $600 but REA said it was the first Camp letter they'd seen. Camp's fame today rests upon his contributions to the game of football. Camp, who was a star player at Yale, later enjoyed a successful coaching career at both Yale (1888-1892) and Stanford (1894-1895). During his seven-year coaching tenure, he was responsible for many of the early innovations in the game and won three National Championships. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED FIFTY IMAGES, MOST DEPICTING THE 1st NEW YORK CAVALRY REGIMENT STATIONED ON THE TEXAS BORDER WITH MEXICO DURING THE BORDER WAR IN 1916-1917]

      [Texas, 1917. 248 silver gelatin photographs, most approximately 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Oblong quarto. Black cloth album, front board blindstamped. Light wear to cloth and hinges, corners bumped. Photos mounted directly onto black card stock, mounts somewhat chipped at edges not affecting images. Several newspaper clipping laid in. Some photos with slight mirroring. About very good. An extensive album of about two hundred fifty photographs, of which one hundred fifty-eight depict the the New York National Guard's 1st Cavalry Regiment as it was stationed along the Texas-Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution. By this juncture, Mexican forces under Pancho Villa had committed several attacks on Americans and American property, culminating in an attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March, 1916. In retaliation General Pershing assembled American troops and engaged in a "Punitive Expedition" against Villa, supported by National Guard troops from all across the United States who were sent to the long border with Mexico. The entirety of the New York National Guard was ordered to the Texas border in June 1916 in response to further attacks by Villa and his revolutionaries on Texas towns. During this period the New York units of the National Guard were considered to be the finest in the country. Its nine regiments of infantry, two of artillery, and one of cavalry were deployed to McAllen, Texas, as the 6th Division where it established its headquarters and proceeded to establish defensive positions along the southern Rio Grande, and had begun cavalry patrols by the middle of July. The album depicts a broad range of the cavalry unit's activities, including a large selection of images from life in camp, various camp structures such bivouacs, mess tents, horse corrals, and living quarters. It also shows the men in training and on operations, in mounted drills and patrols, assembling in military automobiles and trucks, and herding cattle, amongst other activities. There are several images of the unit in transport, both as part of a wagon train, and by railroad, in train cars graffitied with pictures of American soldiers chasing Mexican bandits. There are a number of trooper portraits in various stages of activity, and both mounted and dismounted. Finally, there are several town and city views, including those in McAllen and in Corpus Christi. The final section of the album is comprised of family photos and images from a family trip to Europe. An excellent visual record for one of the few cavalry troops to participate in the Border War with Mexico.

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        PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN

      1917. Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in. [20.3 x 15.2 cm.] tipped to Japanese tissue paper and then tipped to board, 11 x 14 inches with window overmat, and presented in an archival window-mat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the tissue beneath the image by the photographer, and with her initials in the lower right corner of the photograph. Printed in red crayon on the blank reverse of the original mat are the numbers 741, possibly her method of identifying the print. Aside from light toning to the original mat, this print is in fine condition. This print was made at the very beginning of her career while still a student at the Clarence White School of Photography. It is signed with her married name, Doris U. Jaeger, and dated '17. By 1921, after her divorce to Dr. Jaeger, she returned to her maiden name and signed her work, Doris Ulmann. Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only signed those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits.

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        Salonika Fire 18 19th August 1917

      Photographed by Royal Flying Corps and Survey Company, R.E. Oblong 8vo. 16 photographs laid down on individual leaves with printed captions. Original printed folding wrappers. np, c.

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        [Broadside]: Save a Loaf a Week. Help Win the War

      New York: The W.F. Powers Co. Litho, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. 21" x 29". Printed in black and red. Art by Fred G. Cooper. Old folds, small nears and nicks at the folds, else near fine. A nice copy of an uncommon poster. OCLC locates no copies.

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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

      [No place]: Reprinted by Special Permission of John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. Approximately 11" x 14". Printed in red and blue. Old folds, uniform age-toning, else about fine. A poetry broadside pledge for small children, with a place for the child's signature, promising to eat foods that were in plentiful supply. OCLC locates three copies.

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        Editor's Archive Copy, Pro German WWI propaganda periodical 'The Fatherland', the Entire Run Vols I - VI, 1914 -1917, a total of 132 issues

      New York: The International Monthly, 1917. Hardcover. Bound volumes of every issue of 'The Fatherland', the New York periodical published and edited by propagandist George Sylvester Viereck (1884-1962) and Frederick Franklin Schrader (1857-1943). Viereck is noteworthy as the most influential propagandist for the German cause in America during both World Wars. The first 2 bound volumes are personal copies of Viereck's co-editor Frederick F. Schrader, with his name stamped in gilt at the front boards. The controversial weekly, as advertised on the cover of the first issue, advocated "Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary". One issue with Schrader's annotation in pencil (Vol I No. 12). 'The Fatherland', launched August 10, 1914, received seed money from well-to-do German American New Yorkers, and quickly sold out the first edition of 10,000 copies. It expanded and set itself the goal of putting forward the German perspective on events in the war, exposing the wrongdoing of the Allied countries, revealing the prejudices of the American press, and urging German Americans to become more politically active. Two months after the publication of the last issue of 'The Fatherland' the US entered WWI and anti-German prejudice, already strong in the US, ignited into outright persecution of German Americans. During this period the Justice Department investigated German Americans and found much proof of Germany's propaganda work in the US. 'The Fatherland's editors, Viereck and Schrader found themselves under investigation and ejected from literary societies and run out of New York, even though no formal charges against them were made. The weekly was published under the name 'The Fatherland' only until 1917; it thereafter changed its name four times to reflect a less obvious pro-German stance, settling on the 'American Monthly' in 1920. In the last volume in this collection the name of the publication changes from 'The Fatherland' to 'The New World' with the following explanation printed on the front page: "The Fatherland has always emphasized that it is an American publication. Its original name was adopted as a graceful tribute to the country of our fathers. Our Fatherland is America. The change of name implies no change of heart. .... In Germany a publication named 'Uncle Sam' would not be popular at present. A publication named 'The Fatherland' may seem objectionable to many, especially to Americans of German descent who desire to emphasize that their allegiance is to America solely." Five large 4to volumes. Vol I: Numbers 1 - 26 complete; Vol II Feb. 1915- August 1915, Numbers 1 - 26 complete; Vol III Aug. 1915 - Feb 1916, Numbers 1 - 26 complete; Vol IV Feb 1916 - Aug 1916, Numbers 1 -26 complete; Vol V: Aug 1916 - Feb 1917, Numbers 1 - 26 complete; Vol VI Numbers 1 and 2. Most issues 16pp with the original wrappers bound in. The early issues front wrappers beautifully designed and laid out and printed in color; the later issues with front wrappers printed in b&w. First 4 volumes bound in full green gilt morocco, top edges gilt; the last volume bound in green cloth, gilt title at spine. The leather bound volume covers are beaten up with boards detached but present for the first 4 volumes; spines missing on 2 vols. Printed on quality china paper, then in 1916 with war rationing in effect, the issues are printed on newsprint, which has browned. a bit of chipping at edges, no loss of text. OCLC: 183362993 records 8 copies at German libraries.

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        Plakat. Kaiser- und Volksdank für Heer und Flotte. (Faust und Taube mit Palmblatt).

      München, Fritz Maison. (um 1917). - 60 x 45 cm. Gefaltet. Kleine Schabspur am unteren Rand, sonst hervorragend erhalten. Original-Lithographie. 1. Weltkrieg

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        Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel.

      Basel, [1917-1929]. 3 Volumes in 2. Large 4o. Full green linen. Complete. Foxing on the edges and on the title page but none on the rest of the pages: very good condition. Exlibris (coloured) Gruether and Daniel de Bruin. Illustrated with a few hundred coloured full page lithographed coats-of-arms. Volume I and II have 5 parts, volume III only 1. H203

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        Gesamtansicht von Süd-Osten.

      - Aquarell v. Richard Gebler, dat. 1917, 22,5 x 39

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        The Lost Princess of Oz

      1917. Hardcover. Book Condition: Excellent. First Ed., First Impression, Reilly and Lee, Chicago, IL, Impeccable illustrations, binding-canvas,square and tight, no owner marks, 1st ed 1st pt Reilly and Lee . The only visible wearing is in the corner of the cover illustration. No repairs done and is in original binding condition. No loose pages or binding.

      [Bookseller: Bell's Books]
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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      Frederick Warne & Co, 1917-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Slipcase. First Edition, 1917. First edition endpapers as described in Linder. 49 pages. Small ink inscription dated 10.2.18. Text block in nice condition. A few marks on the boards. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Books Ltd]
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        The Safety-Curtain, and other stories

      1917. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; boards lightly bumped with light rubbing; owner inscription on front endpaper; pges lightly tanned but text is perfectly readable; binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Photo Album]: World War I Marine and his Family

      Washington, D.C, Virginia 1917 - Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7" x 12". String-tied textured black cloth over stiff paper boards. Contains 450 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3.5" x 6", with captions. Very good album with chips, tears, and rubbing with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by Corporal Paul G. Anderson around 1915 that follows him throughout his training with the United States Marine Corps, as well as including photos of his friends and family. The early photos are a collection of family snapshots and candids with friends posed around the family home, many of whom are female. Snaps from a camping excursion show the camp and its inhabitants, girls eating ice cream, two women on a pile of sticks ("beavers and their dams"), and various photos of Anderson with other uniformed soldiers ("friends in the U.S.M.C").The photos from the Marine Corps, which number about 70, are scattered throughout the album and feature drilling and training photos as well as candids of soldiers. Photos include two men with guns ("steady there!"), another of three men in a row with rifles on their shoulders ("preparedness"), as well as one soldier attacking another on the ground ("this is no joke! Honest!"). Anderson later visited Washington, DC while training in nearby Virginia.Further photos show nurses with their unit standing at the medical station, soldiers posing with cannons, men in military vehicles ("the Kaiser's equals"), and various soldiers standing at a makeshift bar ("wonder if pop is gotten here?").An interesting collection of photos of a World War One-era family as well as of a young Marine.

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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

      Published by Constable & Co. Ltd., 1917. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition, limited to 525 numbered and signed copies. Bound in light grey cloth with gold pictorial spine. Gold pictorial white label to front cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. 13 tipped-in colour plates and 43 b/w drawings. Mauve on white pictorial endpapers. 250pp. 12 x 9.5". SIGNED by Rackham. Limited edition: this is copy number 352 of 525. Spine and corners bumped, with some wear to the cloth. Some marks to boards. Cracking ans splitting to front joint. Endpapers browned. Bookplate pasted to half-title page. All colour plates present: last plate is corner creased but all others are in fine condition. A few scattered foxspots. Contents generally clean and bright, but pages 248-9 are browned. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Die Jakobsleiter. Oratorium. Universal-Edition Nr. 6061.

      (Wien u. Leipzig, Universal-Edition 1917). Quer-Gr.-8°. 32 S. (einschl. Titel). Reataurierter, stummer HLnbd. D. Zt. m. Deckelbezug aus grauem Kleisterpapier. Rücken und Vorsätze erneuert, Deckelkanten z. Tl. stärker berieben, papierbed. durchgeh. stärker gebräunt, ges. Buchblock eselsohrig, letztes Bl. Mit unterlegtem Einriss. Erste Ausgabe; Titelblatt von Arnold Schönberg sowie Wilhelm Klitsch eh. signiert. S. schuf das (unvollendet gebliebene) Oratorium für Soli, Chöre und Orchester in den Jahren 1916 bis 1917 nach einer eigenen Dichtung. - Die Signaturen entstanden wahrscheinlich nach einer Lesung des Jakobsleiter-Textes durch Wilhelm Klitsch am 21. Mai 1921, einer der letzten Veranstaltungen des `Vereins für musikalische Privataufführungen` (den Schönberg im November 1918 gegründet hatte, der seine Konzerttätigkeit aber aufgrund finanzieller Schwierigkeiten 1921 wieder einstellen musste). Alban Berg schrieb nach der Aufführung: \"`Jakobsleiter` war herrlich. Klitsch hat wirklich unerhörtes geleistet und Fähigkeiten gezeigt, deren ich ihn nie für fähig hielt. ...Besuch war sehr schlecht, und Schönberg sehr deprimiert darüber.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Österreich, 20. Jahrhundert, Signierte Bücher, Komposition, Widmungsexemplare, Autographen, Musik, Noten

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        The Human Drift

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. 7 5/8" Tall. [Viii], 184 Pp.+ Ads At Rear. One Of 3056 Copies Printed. 1917 Date On Copyright And Title Pages. Reddish Brown Cloth Stamped In Gilt. First Printing. Near Fine: Cloth Clean And Unfaded, Color Bright, Rubbing Only At Corners, Loss Of Part Of Gilt In Part Of A Few Letters On Front Cover, Due To Very Faint Water Spots At Top.No Names Or Marks; No Fading To Spine Cloth.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING OVER TWO HUNDRED SILVER PRINTS DEPICTING THE LIFE AND TRAINING OF AMERICAN TROOPS ON THE TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO BORDERS IN 1916-1917, DURING THE BORDER WAR BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES]

      [New Mexico; Texas, 1917. 202 silver print photographs, measuring 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, with manuscript captions. Oblong octavo limp cloth photograph, string tied. Photographs mounted into windows on stiff leaves, most leaves with handwritten captions. First two leaves detached and loosely laid in. Very good. An engaging and informative album showing the activities of American soldiers sent to southern New Mexico and Texas to patrol the border with Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Pancho Villa's forces had committed several attacks on Americans and American property, culminating in an attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March, 1916. In retaliation General Pershing assembled American troops and engaged in a "Punitive Expedition" against Villa, supported by National Guard troops from all across the United States who were sent to the long border with Mexico. This album was assembled by an unnamed soldier who was stationed along the Mexican border in New Mexico and depicts military life and activities from June 22, 1916 until January 22, 1917, around the time that the bulk of American forces were withdrawn from the region. Though not specifically stated, the compiler of the album may have been part of the Pennsylvania National Guard, as two of the final images in the album (in a section captioned "Homeward Bound") are identified as showing locations near Altoona. A few soldiers are identified by name in the captions, which may help identify the unit to which the compiler belonged. The manuscript captions identify several locations in southern Texas and New Mexico, including Fort Bliss (which straddled the border of the two states, and where many of Pershing's forces were stationed), Mt. Franklin, Elephant Butte dam and lake, Las Cruces, Eagle, and Cutter in New Mexico, and Juarez, among others. Many of the images show soldiers drilling on foot and on horseback, training horses, marching, conducting rifle practice, building stables and a mess hall, relaxing on mountain peaks, etc. Also included are views of camp tents, artillery, trucks, horses, makeshift buildings, and a bullfight in Juarez. A few of the images identify specific camps, including Camp Stewart in El Paso, Texas, and the compiler of the album notes that two of the photographs show "my tents." An interesting album of more than two hundred images, showing life among American military forces stationed along the Mexican border in pursuit of Pancho Villa.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Les Délassements d'Eros.

      Paris 1917 - Oblong folio (26 x 19.5 cm), 12 lithographs hand-coloured in pochoir [on Whatman paper], each with protection leaf. Black morocco with round-shaped red morocco label to upper cover, lettered in gilt. Housed in a blue cloth-backed fold-over box lined with blue swede, with black morocco label lettered in gilt to upper board. Rare first edition. These 12 illustrations were first published in 1917 on Whatman paper; another edition on Arches paper was published in 1921. But the publisher was having difficulties selling the illustrations alone, and asked the writer Louis Perceau to compose poems to go along the plates: 'Douze Sonnets Lascifs' was published in 1925. In 1930, Pierre Bellanger also composed a series of poems to accompany the illustrations, 'Quatrains'. Gerda Wegener (1886-1940) was a Danish illustrator and painter best known for her erotic works. After moving to Paris in 1912, she became highly successful both as a painter and as illustrator for Vogue, La Vie Parisienne, Fantasio. For the present work she created twelve watercolours which were individually silk-screened to accompany 350 copies of the book in 1925. The present edition seems to have been produced as counterfeit. Her work comes with a sensational back-story. Gerda's husband Einar, also a successful artist, posed as a model for many of her works dressed in woman clothing. Einar later underwent the world's first sex-change operation to become a woman. Pia 1912; J-P Dutel's 'Bibliographie', 1356*. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

      [No place]: Reprinted by Special Permission of John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. Approximately 11" x 14". Printed in red and blue. Old folds, uniform age-toning, else about fine. A poetry broadside pledge for small children, with a place for the child's signature, promising to eat foods that were in plentiful supply. OCLC locates three copies.

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        A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man

      London: The Egoist Press, printed at Visiter Printing Works, Southport 1917.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, from the English sheets, preceded by the Huebsch (NY) Edition in 1916. 1000 copies printed. Octavo, pp.[vi]; 299; [3], blank. In publisher's original green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, blocked in blind to front cover. Page edges toned, no inscriptions, some bubbling to cloth, spine sunned. A very good, inexpensive copy of the first edition to be printed in England.

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        An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Vol V. East Indies including Philippine Islands, French Indo-China, Siam, Malay Peninsula, and Dutch East Indies.

      Imperial Government Railways of Japan Tokyo 1917 - First edition. Small 8vo, (16 x 11 cms), pp. xxx, 519, 26 maps and plans including general coloured folding map in rear pocket, publisher's brown cloth gilt, corners slightly bumped; overall a very good copy. This title was intended to be the last in the series and is extremely scarce. Originally the Japanese intended to include the "East Indies" in Vol IV China but the "material dealing with China Proper was so great, that we found it no easy task to compress it within a single volume" and therefore a separate volume on the "Far East" was published. It includes chapters on the Philippines, Bali. Lombok , Java and part of Borneo. Maps include Manila, Saigon, Bangkok , Angkor, Hanoi and Singapore. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The UnHoly Three

      1917 Edition with MGM Photo DJ and four BW photo bookplates inserted from film starring Lon Chaney. Hardcover - Red cloth with title stamped black on spine. DJ - Good - 3" lower spine torn but attached - chips and edgewear but intact! Not clipped - NOT exlib. Age toning - inside of DJ printed solid with "Burt's Popular Copyright Fiction" book ads - BC as well. Text box  intact - no cracks - pages toned. FFL page removed - OW complete and unmarked. A classic.

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