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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales

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

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        Little Brother & Little Sister

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

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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

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

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

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

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        Campi di concentramento per prigionieri di guerra di Avezzano - Sulmona - Servigliano --- Chieti 1916-1917

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

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        The Fairy Scales

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

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        Indian Currency and Banking Problems.

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

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        Shakespeare's England

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

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Football Calendar 1917

      n. p., Sully & Kleinteich, 1917. . 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. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        PIEDRA Y CIELO

      - Piedra y cielo. Verso (1917 - 1918).- Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico de Fortanet, 1919; en 8º tela, no conserva cubiertas, 175 pp. - 1 h. Primera edición. Firma de Gonzalez Ruano en hoja de respeto.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Plan Of Minneapolis; Prepared Under The Direction Of The Civic Commission MCMXVII

      Minneapolis, The Civic Commission, 1917. First Edition. One of 1, 000 copies. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, xv, 227, [1] pp., frontispiece, numerous illustrations including full and doublepage color plates, and folding maps. Letter from the City Planning Commission laid-in. In this volume city plans and architectural designs are drawn from all parts of the world to serve as models for Minneapolis' plan for future development. The interior is clean and bright. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        EARLY HISTORY Of The CHEROKEES Embracing Aboriginal Customs, Religion, Laws, Folk Lore, and Civilization

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

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        Winston S. Churchill, The Official Biography, Companion Volume IV, Parts 1, 2 & 3, January 1917 - November 1922

      These three volumes accompany the fourth volume of Churchill's Official Biography and cover January 1917 to November 1922. Here is a truly fine set - the finest we've offered. All three volumes appear unread, in remarkably clean and bright dust jackets. The red cloth bindings are all immaculate - clean, tight, and square with bright gilt and virtually now wear with the exception of a few tiny corner bumps. The contents of all three volumes are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The red stained top edges retain strong, vivid color entirely free of any sunning. All three dust jackets are crisp, clean, and retain bright white color. No tears. No losses. There were two prices on the dust jacket flaps - an original introductory price and then a higher price specified after January 31st, 1978. Both prices are unclipped on all three dust jackets. The spine lettering of this edition proved highly vulnerable to sunning, often fading to nearly white. This set retains bright, clear, absolutely perfect spine lettering on all three volumes. The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Zoller A302d.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        MEMORIAL MEDAL.

      U.S. Virgin Islands semi-centennial celebration 1917-1967. With the Danish & American flags on one side, view of the islands on the other side. Diameter 5 cm

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        DOLLY BLOSSOM AND HER WARDROBE

      1917. Paperback. 1. DOLLS. (PAPER) DOLLY BLOSSOM AND HER WARDROBE designed by Will Pente. Chicago: Reilly & Britton (1917). 4to (9 x 11 7/8"), stiff pictorial wraps, Fine and un-cut. Includes 7 pages of clothing, 2 dolls and a trunk to assemble that will hold the clothing. Illustrated in color by Helen Haselton. The trunk is almost identical to the trunk housing the Christmas Stocking Books also published by Reilly and Britton. Rare in unused state.

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        Med två- och fyrbenta jaktkamrater bland Hemsö berg och annorstädes.

      Sthlm, Bröderna Lagerström, 1917. Stor 4:o. (6),91 s. Rikt illustrerad. Obetydligt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och guldornerad rygg (B. Andersson, 1927). Övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt oskurna. Ryggen med några mindre fläckar. Tryckt på tjockt fint papper och med stpl "Arkivexemplar" på baksidan av titelbladet. Med Hugo Lagerströms exlibris.. "Privattryck. Tryckt som manuskript i två exemplar." Dessa två exemplar skänktes till författarens söner, Erik och Ragnar, som när boken utkom var tonåringar. Utöver dessa två exemplar trycktes ett okänt antal arkivexemplar, däribland detta, som tillhört bokens tryckare. I boken ingår 19 jaktessäer, huvudsakligen rörande jakter i Västernorrland, bl.a. skildras en björnjakt i Tåsjötrakten. Därutöver beskrivs jakter vid Visjön i Jämtland, vid Ekolsund respektive Görvälns gård i Uppland samt ett antal minnesbilder om författarens jakthundar. Det är inte osannolikt att den "farbror Vicke" som utfört bokens illustrationer är identisk med Vicke Andrén. På Hemsön utanför Härnösand låg den Kempeska egendomen Sanna, som 1901 delades mellan Seth M. Kempe (1857-1946) och hans bröder. Utan tvivel en av den svenska jaktlitteraturens raraste böcker

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        Pioneering the West 1846 to 1878: Major Howard Egan's Diary

      Richmond, Utah: Howard R. Egan Estate, 1917. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 302,(1)pp. Publisher's green cloth blocked in black on the spine and on the upper board with an image of a horse and rider under the title. Illustrated. Light wear to the edges and corners and with an old repair of a closed tear on the front free endpaper, not affecting the inscriptions, else a very good copy. With the following inscription on the front free endpaper: "The First Book sold: Bought by F. M. Lyman Jr." And further down: "This Book is a truthful narrative. 'Truth is stranger than fiction.' Error alone can bind us in chains. But 'the Truth will make us free.' W. M. Egan." Lyman was the son of Francis Marion Lyman (1840-1916), a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as well as President of the Quorum (1903-1916). The younger Lyman, though, was a surveyor whose name still appears on map descriptions in Salt Lake City. Howard Egan was an early Mormon pioneer and one of the earliest Pony Express riders. The inscription seems to indicate that this is the first copy of the book sold, but it is in green cloth and thus a variant as Graff indicates that the earliest copies are in black cloth, later in brown. In 1942 William Egan compiled an index to the diary. Graff 1221; Howes E76; Flake/Draper 3121.

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        The Football Calendar 1917

      . 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. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        [Poster or broadside]: Baked Bean Benefit Y.M. War Fund. Gym. Wed. 5 - 7 P.M

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

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

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

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        DEVASTATED HALIFAX. Signed

      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.

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

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

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        Ex-libris tegnede af Th. Bindesbøll.

      Holstebro: Niels P. Thomsen 1917. Rigt illustr. 69 s. Opl. 240 ekspl. Indb. ubesk. med o.o. og guldsnit i smukt priv. helskind med stregdek. i guld på ryg og permer. Bindet er udført hos Rendeyne, Paris, men er ikke signeret.Richly illustr. in black/white and colour. Bound uncut in full morocco with gilt decorations on spine and boards

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        Plan Of Minneapolis; Prepared Under The Direction Of The Civic Commission MCMXVII

      First Edition. One of 1, 000 copies. Bound in publisher's original red cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Top edge gilt, xv, 227, [1] pp., frontispiece, numerous illustrations including full and doublepage color plates, and folding maps. Letter from the City Planning Commission laid-in. In this volume city plans and architectural designs are drawn from all parts of the world to serve as models for Minneapolis' plan for future development. The interior is clean and bright. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Profond aujourd'hui. Prose par Monsieur Blaise Cendrars et 5 dessins de Monsieur A. Zarraga.

      19x20,5 cm. 24 p.n.ch. et 2 dessins hors texte imprimés sur fond jaune, 2 dessins dans le texte et un dessin sur fond jaune sur la couverture. Broché, couverture rempliée. Edition originale. Exemplaire 'f' des vingt-six exemplaires de Chapelle sur vergé hors commerce. (Le nombre d'exemplaires de cette édition fut réstreint: 5 ex. sur Chine avec suite des dessins et enrichis d'un originale. 25 ex. sur Japon avec une suite des cinques dessins en bistre. 250 ex. sur vergé d'Arches). - Notre exemplaire avec un envoi de Blaise Cendrars "à Jean et Jérome Tharaud respectueusement" sur la première page - Le texte imprimé en bleu est accompagné par des dessins du peintre mexicain Angel Zarraga (1886-1946) ami de Diego Rivera. Couverture avec quelques défauts et manques au bord.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Compositions et Croquis, Eaux-Fortes.

      40,5x48,5 cm. Titelblattund 11 Blatt Originalradierungen. In Originalhalbleinwandmappe. Plüss/von Tavel 303/04. - Nr. 19/20 Exemplaren. Jules Fontanez (1875 - 1918) wirkte, nach seiner Ausbildung in Genf, als Karikaturist an verschiedenen Zeitschriften. Nach längeren Aufenthalten in Paris kehrt er wieder in die Schweiz zurück und arbeitet, neben der Malerei als Plakatgestalter und Illustrator. - Die schönen Radierungen alle in der Platte monogrammiert auf starkem Velin. Im Stil zwsichen Félicien Rops, Stauffer Bern und den Impressionisten. Die Mappe von Hand nummeiert. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        ST. CUTHBERT'S COLLEGE, USHAW, DURHAM. The Seminary.

      W. Monkhouse, York. c1830.. Lithograph, size 24 x 12 inches (60 x 30cm). EXCESSIVELY RARE. From the collection of Nancy Spain (1917-1964) who inherited it from her father Lieutenant-Colonel G.R.B. Spain. The Colonel and his family lived in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and it was here the collection was assembled, the prints being acquired from dealers like J. Nield and R. Scott (Scotty of Darlington). Nancy - educated at Roedean and Journalist (Daily Express and News of the World) and broadcaster (Woman's Hour and My Word) - would move south at the beginning of WWII and stayed there. I was to purchase the prints in the West Country in 1989. Many of the prints in the collection are quite rare, one or two unique. This print is now very difficult to obtain because of the closure of antiquarian book, map and print shops up and down the land. Steel engraving superceded copper plate engraving between 1810-1820 because more prints could be taken, and finer detail to be had, from its harder surface. The image was etched on wax and the exposed steel bitten by acid. The craftsmanship was wonderful and the print offered here is an original from that process. In the 1880-1890s' photography was to eclipse steel engraving in book illustration. US$0

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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        KLINGEN. 1. - 3. Aarg. 3 bind. Komplet.

      København, 1917-20. Illustreret s/h og farver + opklæbede orig. tryk. Indb. med tidstypiske papirpermer og skindtitelfelt på ryggene. Folioformat. (Sign. Anker Kysters Eftf. 1969. Bent Andree.). Et smukt og rent sæt med alle hefternes for- og bagsider bevaret. 3. årg. Hefte 4 udkom aldrig

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        Schweizerisches Künstler-Lexikon. (4 Bde.).

      4°, zus. ca. 2600 zweispaltige S., OHLwd. m. gold. Rückenpräg., Kanten u. Kapitale min. berieben, Stempel a. Schmutztitel; allg. schönes Ex. Die Bde. I - III erschienen bis 1913, der Supplementband IV 1917. Einträge zu Leben und Werk, jew. m. Literaturangaben. Texte Dt. oder Frz.

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        Entwurf für ein Glasgemälde mit Wappen der Familie von Mülinen (auf Karton). Darstellung des Ritters Caspar von Mülinen mit dem Tod (nach dem Totentanz von Niklaus Manuel Deutsch).

      46 x 32 cm, Eine kleine Stelle Farbe abgelöst, ansonsten sehr dekoratives Totentanzgemälde. Auf der Rückseite handschriftliche Widmung des Malers an «Elisabeth und Hans von Mülinen, zur freundlichen Erinnerung, Bern Mai 1918 E. v. R. Das Glasgemälde hängt im Berner Münster. Auf dem Totentanz-Fresko von Niklaus Manuel wurde das Wappen des Ritters Caspar v. Mülinen (1481-1538) über dem Herzog (Caspar war vermutlich das Modell) positionniert, ebenso das Wappen des St. Katharinenordens und des Ordens vom Heiligen Grab. Sohn des Hans Friedrich und der Barbara von Scharnachtal, Erbin der Herrschaft Brandis. ? 1500 Verena von Diesbach, Tochter des Ludwig von Diesbach. Ab 1500 Grossrat und 1500-06 Schultheiss von Burgdorf, 1509 Landvogt von Grandson, 1510-15 Landvogt von Orbe-Echallens, ab 1517 Kleinrat (1527 entsetzt). M. wurde als begabter Unterhändler mit Gesandtschaften nach Savoyen, Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna) und Montferrat (Piemont) betraut. 1506 unternahm er eine Jerusalemfahrt, wurde dort zum Ritter geschlagen und trat 1516, obschon der Rat von Bern es ihm verboten hatte, in den Dienst von Hzg. Ulrich von Württemberg ein. M. vertrat bis zur Niederlage bei Pavia 1525 die franz. Interessen. Obwohl er ein Gegner der Reformation war, nahm er 1526 als Berner Vertreter am Glaubensgespräch in Baden teil. 1527 wurde er wegen seiner unnachgiebigen Haltung in Glaubensfragen aus dem Rat verstossen. Die Familie von Mülinen sind ein Aargauer Rittergeschlecht aus Mülligen AG, später habsburgische Ministerialen in der Schweiz. Seit dem 15. Jahrhundert zählen die Mülinen zum bernischen Patriziat. Einige Familienmitglieder führten den hochadeligen Titel eines Reichsgrafen von Mülinen. Das Geschlecht ist 2008 im Mannsstamm ausgestorben. Der früheste bekannte Namensträger ist Peter von Mülinen (? 1287), Schultheiss von Brugg. Sein Sohn Berchtold (? 1344) erwarb 1301 oder 1311 die Herrschaften Kasteln und Ruchenstein. Henmann (? 1421) wurde 1407 Burger von Bern und ab 1414 Herr zu Schinznach. Hans Friedrich (? 1491) erwarb durch seine Heirat mit Barbara von Scharnachthal die Herrschaft Brandis und begründete damit den Berner Zweig. Unter den Großen der Familie sind zu nennen neben Caspar von Mülinen, der Historiker Nikolaus Graf von Mülinen (1760-1833), der auch als Befreier Nidwaldens bekannt ist und 1811 die Schweizer Geschichtsforschende Gesellschaft mitbegründete; weiters Nikolaus' Vetter, der Diplomat Bernhard Graf von Mülinen (1788-1851), Teilnehmer am Wiener Kongreß, aber auch Nikolaus' Urenkelin Helene von Mülinen (1850-1924), die als bedeutende Frauenrechtlerin den ersten Berner Frauenverein gründete.

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

      4°. (2) Bl., 149 S., (1) Bl. Mit 15 montierten Farbtafeln, mit Deckblättern. Alle Titel und Tafeln mit ornamnetalen Rahmen, jede Seite mit ornamentalen Bordüren oben und unten. Privater brauner Maroquin-Einband mit Streicheisen-Dekor (E. Schädelin), illustrierte Original-Broschur eingebunden, Kopfgoldschnitt. Monod 3122. - Eines von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Japan, vom Künstler signiert. In bestem Zustand, die Farbtafeln und das Papier frisch. - Rücken leicht verblasst.

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        "Parade" et l'Esprit nouveau. In: Les Bellets Russes a Paris. Représentations Exceptionelles avec le gracieux Concours des Artistes de M. Serge de Diaghilew.

      Paris, Mai 1917. Folio. Original illustrated wrappers (drawing by André Marty on front and advertisements on back) in grey and red. Stapling a bit weak, so some leaves loosening. Slight browning to extremities. 20 leaves of photographic illustrations and 6 leaves of text in between. In all 26 ff.. Scarce original printing of this seminal avantgarde-publication, the May 1917 "Théatre du Chatelet"- publication that presents Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes" in Paris, being one of the most important publications in the history of modern art. It is here, in his presentation-article to "Parade" (the groundbreaking ballet by Jean Cocteau) - which was published simultaneously in the "Ballets Russes"-programme of May 1917 - that Apollinaire coins the term "surrealism" and thus lays the foundation for the seminal cultural movement that Bréton came to lead.The 20 leaves of photographic illustrations contain pictures of the actors and actresses, also in their spectacular avant-garde-costumes, Bakst's portrait of Leonide Massine, Picasso's portrait of Stavinski, Bakst's portrait of Picasso, Picasso and Massine in the ruins of Pompei, Picasso's drawings of a scene from "Parade" and of Massine, as well as several humorous advertisements. It is the 1917 ballet "Parade", originally presented for the first time in the present publication - and simultaneously in a separate publication devoted to Parade (also May 1917) - that marks Picasso's entry into the public and bourgeois institutions of ballet and theatre and presented Cubism on the stage for the first time.The present publication constitutes an outright revolution in the history of art, theatre, and ballet

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        Skoggangsmand. Fortælling.

      Kristiania 1917. 8vo. 190 s.. Nyere privat skinnbind. For- og bakomslaget bundet med. Ubeskåret. Pene omslag. Sjelden. Debut

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        Caprice

      Grant Richards Ltd. London: Grant Richards Ltd.. 1917. First. First edition. Frontispiece illustration by Augustus John. Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Very scarce. .

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        PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1917), MATTED AND FRAMED

      1917. HOWELLS, William Dean. PHOTOGRAPH AND SIGNED MANUSCRIPT NOTE (1917), MATTED AND FRAMED. [n.p., n.p.] note dated May 6, 1917 to William Dana ORCUTT, author of (among other works) FROM MY LIBRARY WALLS: A KALEIDOSCOPE OF MEMORIES. The aforementioned book is based on articles he wrote for The Christian Science Monitor about literary figures and their writings; this is one of Orcutt's mementos, literally from his library wall. Note measures 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; photograph 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches, a sepia toned portrait of Howells seated at a desk, pen in one hand, eyeglasses in another, with papers spread about the desk. Howells, novelist, critic and editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, writes a brief note regarding a former instructor of his sister's and his writings on Jefferson. There is some faint pale spotting to mat and photograph. In a plain black wooden frame, 13 x 16.5 inches. .

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        Wonders of the Deep.

      Jarrold & Sons, London, 1917 (circa). 94 large pp + tinted photo plates. 1st ed., clean in slightly worn original green pictorial boards. Very scarce example of early under sea expedition.

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        Stella Peregrina Achtzehn Faksimile-Nachbildungen Nach Den Originalen

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

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

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

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        Die Inschriften des Altern Judenfriedhofes in Wien: Im Auftrage der Historischen Kommission der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde in Wien (2 vols.)

      Wilhelm Braumuller Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1912-1917. Softcover. vg. 4to. 2 vol. Original gray paper cover. A two volume history of the Jews in Vienna, Austria. The first volume covers the time period of 1540-1670, and the second from 1696-1783. Each volume is illustrated with in-text images of the gravestones and inscriptions. Contains folded plans and genealogy tables. Some wear. Light foxing and some water staining on cover. Overall in very good condition.

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        Ild og Ungdom. Originalmanuskript.

      Bønnelyckes renskrift til digtsamlingen Ild og Ungdom fra 1917. Manuskriptet består af 38 med blæk håndskrevne foliosider indlagt i en mappe med lærredsryg og skindtitelfelt.. I Bønnelyckes debutsamling er der en livsglæde, livskraft og begejstring for det moderne, som har virket inspirerende og provokerende på samtiden. Et par typiske linier: "Jeg elsker dig, du gaadefulde Tid, du Seklernes Sekel, der er rig paa aldrig før anede Omskiftelser, rig paa Kaos, paa Forvirringens Skønhed, Hastighedens Pragt, rig paa halsløse Fremskridt, rig paa Rædsel, paa en svulmende, morderisk Ouverture, Krigen, hvis Basuner, Kanonerne, og Trommer, Mitrailløserne, forkynder Verdensrevolutionen...Jeg elsker alt det, som sker, og som skal ske..."

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        KLINGEN. 1. Aargang.

      Kbhvn. 1917. Illustr. med originalgrafik af bl.a. J.A. Jerichau, Axel Salto, Harald Giersing, Albert Naur, Johannes Larsen, Per Krohg og Alf Rolfsen og med litterære bidrag af bl.a. Otto Gelsted, Sophus Claussen og Thøger Larsen. Indbundet med samtlige orig. omslag i ét privat halvlæderbind. Ryggen svagt falmet

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        Aucassin & Nicolete (Signed)

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

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

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

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