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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. A used copy showing some moderate handling and wear; cloth a little sunned and marked, gilt to spine dulled, endpapers and edges spotted, inside paper joints cracked. Remains presentable. His Last Bow marked the end of Holmes' career, though not the end of his adventures... Green & Gibson [A40a]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Quest of Mary Selwyn

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

      [Bookseller: Gene The Book Peddler ]
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        Pierrot Wounded. Adapted by Walter Adolphe Roberts from the French of P. Alberty

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

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        The Football Calendar 1917

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Petit matin *

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        The Job. Inscribed and Signed First Edition

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

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Fine original large banquet photograph, taken at an Allied Win-the-War Dinner, 1917; among the notables on the dais are former Presidents Roosevelt and Taft

      New York 1917 New York, 1917. (ROOSEVELT, THEODORE) 10 x 13 inches, plus small margins. . Small crease in blank margin of lower left corner, else fine . A superb, clear photograph of a gala, patriotic occasion, focusing on the dais at which sit former ambassador Joseph H. Choate, TR, Field Marshal Joffre (whose visit to America in 1917 probably prompted this event), William Howard Taft, and two New Yorkers: former Mayor John P. Mitchel (subsequently a Major in the army air service, he was killed in a training crash the following year), and president of Columbia University, Nicholas Murray Butler, along with other notables. They sit under a display of flags and the sign "To Make the World Safe for Democracy." An imposing photograph, by the noted firm of Underwood & Underwood, their logo appearing in the lower left corner. FINE AND HISTORIC

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Captain Gault. Being the Exceedingly Private Log of a Sea-Captain

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

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        Poems; With Signed Letter

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Carnet d'un Permissionnaire

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Kosmologische Betrachtungen zur allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie.Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wisssenschaften, 1917.

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Prufrock and Other Observations

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

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        A Book of Poems. Al Que Quiere!

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Soul of a Bishop. A Novel (With Just a Little Love in It) About Conscience and Religion and the Real Troubles of Life

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man

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

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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

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

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Portfolio of Art By Ucchin Chang

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

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        Rinconete and Cortadillo

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

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        The Adventures of Chunder Loo

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

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        Indian Currency and Banking Problems

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London, Raphael Tuck, inscribed 1917.. First edition circa 1917, 230 x 180 mm, 9" x 6½", cloth backed colour illus boards (3 small children preparing stickers to glue in similar book), cut-out rectangle on upper cover, no pagination. 6 books in this series listed on lower cover. 23 colour stickers, 60 x 60, almost all with jolly cat illus (a few dogs), all by Wain, all pasted into correct labelled and numbered positions in the book, 24th sticker pasted in upper cover window as required. Numerous lively black and white vignettes, mostly cats, but some dogs and piggies. Dressed cats go to school, play cricket, ride in a cart. Expertly recased, spine cloth bit shabby, corners slightly worn, few slight scratches to upper cover, lower cover slightly soiled. Title page slightly browned, 2 black and white illus crayonned by child, some grubby marks to margins throughout. VG copy of scarce Wain title. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Romance of King Arthur

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged from Malory&#39;s Mort D&#39;Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Six Satires by G.A.M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        OUR HAWAII

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Our Hawaii

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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      London: Egoist Press, , 1917. and other Observations. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, twin rule to turn-ins, Cockerill endpapers, gilt edges. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition of the author&#39;s landmark first book. One of only 500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Prufrock. And Other Observations

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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