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        Poulbot Huit Pages De Croquis

      Les Belles Editions, Paris France 1917 - 8 images, nicely tinted in colors; approx. 10 5/8" x 14 1/2" (27 x 37 cm); each plate with the limitation number in pencil; this being No. 163 of a limited edition of 350 total; in original illustrated portfolio wrap covers, signed by the artist, bound-in to French blue marbled paper covered boards, blue cloth spine; covers and portfolio edge-worn; French language presentation from an admiring friend to John Groth, author & illustrator, on the front endpaper of the portfolio; the plates in very good condition and characteristic of the work of Francisque Poulbot (1879 - 1946) French artist & designer, known especially for the inclusion of children in the depictions of war and military, esp. WWI, as here; his work became so popular that this type became known as 'poulbot' art, after its creator. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Muntafik. Al Sa'dun. Bani Malik. Ajwad. Bani Sa'id. Bani Huchaim. (Confidential).

      Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, 1917. - Folio. 155, (1) pp. With numerous genealogical tables (some on folding plates) and a folding map lithographed in red and black. Later cloth with chipped original printer wrappers mounted on covers. Confidential British government handbook on "Al-Muntafiq", a large Arab tribal league in southern and central Iraq, with an account of their history and their then-current struggles against British occupation. - Some edge chipping, but generally well-preserved. Smudged pencil ownership in Arabic on title page, stating that the book is from the library of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Said Pasha (dated 1943). Extremely rare; OCLC locates only three copies (Oxford; Hartford Seminary; Portland State University); none in the British Library. OCLC 18401396. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Alone at last

      Fine Art Society, London 1917 - Original poster. Lithograph. 30 x 20 inches. In this advertisement for an exhibition of his work, the Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers warns against the terrorizing influence of Prussian militarism. The true German spirit is symbolized by the female figure of Germania, who cowers in the corner of a dark alley. Her oppressor is a figure of Death who stands above her, dressed as a thief and brandishing a knife. His hollowed skull looks out at the viewer from beneath a cap labeled "Militarism". From the outset of the war, Raemaekers (1869-1956) was a fierce critic of the Germans and used his cartoons, published in the newspaper "De Telegraaf", to promote the position that the Netherlands should join the Allies. Such was his output that his stance was considered by some to be engaging Dutch neutrality and in 1915 he emigrated to England, where his work was well received at a number of exhibitions and from 1916 his cartoons appeared in the "Daily Mail". This poster is for one such exhibition in 1917 by which time he was becoming known in the United States. It conveys the power of Raemaeker's art for which he was well known. The poster is in very good condition and mounted on linen. Tape residue along top center. Hard to find.

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        The EDITH CAVELL NURSE From MASSACHUSETTS. A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the British Expeditionary Force in France. Boulogne - The Somme. 1916 - 1917. With an Account of the Imprisonment, Trial, and Death of Edith Cavell.; Plus Small Lot of Related Ephemera

      Boston: W. A. Butterfield, 1917. 1st printing. Brown cloth backed boards. Printed white dust jacket. VG+/VG (some light soiling/bit of edge chipping). Postcards generally VG. Photograph - spots of browning, VG; envelope - worn, About VG. "Correspondence" - light age-toning, VG.. xiii, [3], 95, [1 (blank)] pp. "Correspondence" - 15, [1] pp. Frontis. Facsimile. Internal plate. 16mo. 7" x 4-3/4". "Correspondence": 13" x 8-3/8" "Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage. She is well known for her statement that 'patriotism is not enough'. Her strong Anglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, 'I can't stop while there are lives to be saved.'" [Wiki]. This volume the story of a nurse from Masschusetts, Ms Alice Fitzgerald, who served with the British in France, 1916 - 1917, in honor of Ms Cavell, thereafter she was known as the "Edith Cavell Nurse from Massachusetts." After the war, Fitzgerald remained in Europe as the Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross; in 1927, she received the International Florence Nightingale Medal. As stated in American Nursing, A Biographical Dictionary, "Few nurses have had the colorful opportunities that captured Fitzgerald's attention and professional commitment." Included with the book are 5 different pre-WWII commerative postcards of Ms Cavell; a "Photograph of Edith Cavell, England's Martyr Nurse - On Satin, Sold for the benefit of the "'Daily Mirror' Nurse Cavell Memorial Fund." [including printed pink envelope], and a copy of "CORRESPONDENCE With the UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR Reflecting the EXECUTION Of MISS CAVELL At BRUSSELS." [London: 1915].

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        A very large photograph, captioned on the matt: 'Group of the Australian Electrical Mechanical Mining and Boring Company. Taken in Flanders in June 1917'

      - Visible image size 400 x 550 mm, recently replaced in its original deeply-recessed glazed wooden frame with gilt fillet, complete with the original captioned matt (external dimensions 660 x 800 mm). The sepia-toned original vintage gelatin silver photograph is in fine condition; the white ink caption is a little smudged, but still quite legible; the frame is a little rubbed at the extremities and chipped near one corner; overall, it is a very impressive piece. Given the date there is little doubt that this was taken in the Messines sector, where the engineers had their most famous success with the series of enormous mines detonated before the attack on 7 June 1917. The original caption also notes that 'this group is only 100 strong and yet has been awarded any number of gallantry medals including a DSO, 3 DCMs, 2 MCs and 7 MMs'. The DSO was awarded to the Commanding Officer, Major Richard Victor Morse, on 3 June 1917; he is seated in the centre of the front row. A copy of a letter from Morse to the Controller of Mines, Second Army, dated 12 June 1917, is in the Australian War Memorial collection. The final paragraph may help put this particular image in its true context: 'I also wish to draw your special attention to the very good work of the N.C.O.'s and men . . . These men have for the past 18 months carried out their duties under very extreme conditions, and in keeping the supply of power for the front line work, constantly repairing cables under heavy shell fire, and have shown faithfulness to their duty by working weeks in the line without taking relief, and unduly long hours on duty, in the many instances of Engine room and line troubles'. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges.

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        On Growth And Form

      Cambridge, 1917. Hardcover. Good. 1917. 793 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering. Contains black and white illustrations & plates. Page edges lightly tanned and foxed with very occasional faint pencil annotations. Last few pages dog-eared. Former owner's name to front endpaper. Endpapers are foxed and lightly tanned. Hinge not cracked, but front board feels a little shaky. Color-run from water staining to rear paste-down and. facing endpaper. Surface water staining to board edges. Boards are moderately rub worn, with some noticeable shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Crushing to spine ends. Tanning to spine and edges.

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        Journée Organisée Sur L'Initiative du Gouvernement au profit des ouvres d'assis de L'Armée d'Afrique & des Troupes

      , 1917. 1917. Original poster. Color lithograph. 47 x 31 inches. This French poster is advertising the French Army's 'African Army and Colonial Troops Day' - a celebration of the the French colonial contribution to the French war effort. The poster is decorated with a vibrant geometric frame of saturated blues, yellows, and reds. The translation is as follows; "Day organized at the government's initiative for the benefit of Aid Charities for the African Army and Colonial Troops. 10 June 1917". Good condition, mounted on linen. Henri De Waroquier (1881-1970) was a Parisian artist. A scarce item.

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and other tales.

      Constable, London., 1917. First edition: one of 525 copies signed by the illustrator. Quarto. pp xii, 251. Thirteen tipped-in colour plates, as well as many other illustrations. Grey cloth with gilt-decorated buckram title-label to front. Top edge gilt. Lacks, as so often, the envelope containing a separate plate.Free endpapers tanned. Dent to top edge of front cover. Covers a bit rubbed at the edges. Very good.

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

      Limited edition: no 274/525, signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Large quarto (25 x 30.5cms high). pp xii, 251. Colour frontispiece and 12 other tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards plus 43 black and white in-text illustrations accompany the 40 fairy tales. Grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spine; white buckram title-label, pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, to front; pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed.

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        Group of 23 pen-and-ink satirical cartoons relating to training camp life during the First World War

      1917 or 1918. NA. Very Good. The illustrations are done by a confident, proficient hand, with a balance of economy and detail. We assume an amateur did these drawings, but they could certainly pass for the work of a professional. The piquancy of the humor is somewhat blunted by our not knowing the officers who are being lampooned, but we can still appreciate the intended gentle levity and esprit, and additionally, the snapshots into the past. While the drawings are cartoons, the people depicted are recognizable types, and the imagery is generally vivid. Here one would scarcely have a sense of the perils that lie ahead for the recruits, and pranks, minor infractions and all around high jinks are very much the rule. The cards generally measure 112 by 138 mm, oblong, (a few are slightly smaller) and they were once mounted in an album, as evidenced by the abrasion the the center of each card's back. The cards are of a heavy stock, with ruled borders and a band of blindstamped veined lines providing something of a frame to each of the images.

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        A Glance at the Life of Ira Aldridge

      Washington, [DC]: R.L. Pendleton, 1917. Very Good. First edition. Small octavo. 24pp. Stapled beige printed wraps. Frontispiece portrait of Aldridge in the role of Othello. A few short chips at the edges of the slightly oversize wrappers, else very good or better. A very scarce early work on Ira Aldridge, a pre-eminent African-American Shakespearean actor, who was honored with a memorial plaque at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, and who gained international recognition on the London and European stages. Although Aldridge made his debut in New York City in the role of Rolla in "Pizarro," he found opportunities for a black actor very limited in the United States. In 1824, he emigrated to England, and attended the University of Glasgow for a time. He returned to London in 1825 and made his debut as Othello at the Royal Theatre in 1826. According to this sketch: "The better critics agree that Mr. Aldridge was one of the greatest Othellos. Edmund Kean (the renowned English actor) supported a like opinion by choosing him as Othello to his Iago at Belfast, Ireland." Aldridge continued to work in England, Ireland, and on the continent for the next four decades until his death in Poland in 1927. This brief sketch of his career by Peyton highlights Aldridge's African background (disputed by later biographers), the prejudices he faced, and the many roles he portrayed. Fountain Peyton was a graduate of Howard Law School Class of 1890 and was involved in the Board of Education in Washington, DC for a number of years. Additionally, R.L. Pendleton is listed as an African-American printer in period directories. Exceptionally uncommon combination: a biography of a black actor by a black author and published by a black printer. OCLC lists four copies (Emory, Northwestern, University of Illinois, and the Library of Congress).

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        [Photo Album]: World War I Marine and his Family

      Washington, D.C, Virginia, 1917. Near Fine. 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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        HANDWRITTEN DIARY KEPT BY THIS WOMAN OF ASHLAND, OHIO, 1917-1919

      1917. Original manuscript. Original Boards. Good . Contains 120pp full of entries, closely written in a neat hand. Entries date from 25 March 1917 to 30 June 1919 on lined paper, bound in light boards with "Compositions" on the cover, along with the diarist's name and street address in Ashland. Text block is loose from binding. 8.25" x 6.75" This diary gives an up close-and-personal picture of a typical Midwestern woman's daily life during the years just before, during, and after America's entry into World War I. The war, however, with a few exceptions (see below), takes a back seat to Mrs. Leidigh's activities involving her home, her church, and her community. Each day's entry starts with a brief weather report, then a rundown of her own day's doings and those of her husband, “C.D.”, her “Ma”, who apparently lives with the couple, her son Alvin, and assorted relatives who live nearby, including “Mother Leidigh”, the writer's brother George and his wife Olive, along with “Grandma Hild” and assorted members of the Shriver family. She also assiduously records local deaths, funerals, illnesses, births and weddings. All in all, she presents a very complete picture of small town American life in the Midwest 100 years ago. ~~ Mrs. Leidigh's main activities center on the domestic: baking bread (and cakes and pies), cooking dinners, cleaning, canning, doing laundry, laying carpets, washing curtains, ironing, wallpapering rooms, grinding “1 gal. of hamburg”, sewing clothes, knitting, crocheting, etc. In February, 1918, she notes that the “Singer sewing man brought machine and [was] showing how to run it…bought machine. Trade our old one in $68.00.” She and “Ma” also are very busy almost every day with “calls”, either paying them or receiving them, and she lists all the local people with whom they interact. There are sometimes 5 or 6 calls in the course of a day, although in November, 1917, “Mrs. Shafer and I made 16 calls in south-east part of town. Ma made 10 calls….” Callers often stay for dinner at Mrs. Leidigh's home. She also seems to take in washing and do ironing for various townspeople. It is unclear whether this is charity work or paid labor, since once, when she herself is ill, she notes that “Mary did Mrs. Ralston's washing for me.” ~~ Her other preoccupation is her local church. She and her family go to church twice on Sundays (morning and evening), go to prayer meetings on Wednesdays, and on the other days are usually involved in various church board meetings, Bible study classes, “C.W.B.M.” meetings, church executive committee meetings, Missionary Aid meetings, C.E. “socials”, Aid Circle meetings, Sunday school activities, Missionary Band practices, etc, in addition to Mrs. L's regular bouts of cooking and baking for various church affairs (picnics, suppers, etc.) In a rare example of her use of underlining for emphasis, she records that “Alvin was baptized afternoon” (April, 1919). The family also attends Chautauqua meetings in August 1918. In April of 1919, they attend each day of an 8-day prayer meeting extravaganza, which includes the “Blind Trio singing”. During the course of this event, they host “two of the Blind Boys here for dinner and supper.” ~~ Her husband, C.D. (sometimes accompanied by Alvin), attends frequent church choir practice sessions, and seems to be an in-demand musician for other musical groups besides the choir, including the missionary band, drum corps, local Lodge orchestra, etc. He also attends GAR activities (encampments, “entertainments," suppers, etc.) and Lodge meetings. His business is unspecified, but in February, 1919, Mrs. L notes that CD “quit working at Ashland Products Co”. Three days later, he “began work at Myres shop” [a job he will quit two months later]. The next day, his “job at Gilberts' began.” The Leidighs do manage to own an automobile. ~~ Mrs. L. sometimes reports local news, including: the burning of 14 buildings in nearby Savannah, possibly from a lightning strike (April, 1918); visitors coming to town overnight because “they're attending the trial of Shorty Grant Liston”; a rain of “hailstones large as walnuts”; the fact that “the house is being fumigated for infantile paralysis in Romolo family” (Jan. 1918); and the death of Mr. Gardner, who dies in Feb. 1918 after he “fell and broke his arm, had to amputate it, took lockjaw, only sick a week.” In July 1918, she notes that it was “the hottest day for a long time. Lots of deaths in city.” This last entry probably relates to the massive influenza epidemic of the time, since church is closed “on account of Epidemic” in October, and school is cancelled in December for the same reason. She meticulously names the locals who had the flu, those who have the flu, and those who have already died from it. ~~ World War I is mentioned infrequently in Mrs. Leidigh's diary, but she does sometimes meet with other women to “sew for Belgian women”, and she and husband CD hear lectures on France by a YMCA worker at the church, and by George Wood Anderson at the Opera House. She notes that “Van Robertson came home on furlough and was at church” (August, 1918), and that at about the same time, “no cars used all day. Wanted to conserve gasoline.” In May, 1918, she writes that “Soldier boys left for Camp Taylor, KY,” and that she and CD and Alvin went to the depot to see them off. In September, “Alvin drove to see Co. E start away.” On November11, she writes: “War closed. Kaiser surrendered. Big jolification [sic] forenoon and evening.” In January, 1919, CD spends two days “canvassing for Armenia and Syria relief fund.”

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        Rio Grande's Last Race and Other Verses

      Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1917 - Inscribed by Paterson to Kermit Roosevelt, son of Theodore Roosevelt. The inscription reads: "To Kermit Roosevelt with best wishes of the author A B Paterson "The Banjo" Major Australian Remounts Egypt 10/6/18". Kermit Roosevelt was the 2nd son of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the US, who had joined the British Army before the United States had entered WWI. "Roosevelt joined the British Army to fight in the Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) theater of World War I. He was attached to the 14th Light Armoured Motor Battery of the Machine Gun Corps, but the British High Command decided they could not risk his life and so they made him an officer in charge of transport (Ford Model T cars). Within months of being posted to Mesopotamia, he mastered spoken as well as written Arabic and was often relied upon as a translator with the locals. He was awarded a Military Cross on August 26, 1918.Roosevelt relinquished his British commission on April 28, 1918 was transferred to the AEF in France. In 1918, he learned that his youngest brother Quentin, a pilot, had been shot down over France and had been buried by the Germans with full military honors.He was commissioned a captain in the United States Army on May 12, 1918 and commanded Battery C, 7th Artillery of the 1st Division. He participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive near the end of the war. He returned to the United States on March 25, 1919 and was discharged from the Army two days later." (Wikipedia)Square 8vo, (4 3/4" square), (8), 171pp, with the errata slip inserted opposite the inscription detailing the different pocket editions, printed in red. Frontispiece, decorative title page by Hal Gye, decorative endpapers, the inscription written on the verso of the ffep. Publishers red cloth printed in black with circular design on front cover. A slim waterstain on the bottom margin of the text block margin and covers, with a couple of spatters on the spine. Otherwise a very bright copy. M&Mc p.374. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        APPLEY DAPPLY'S NURSERY RHYMES.

      London.Frederick Warne and Co. No date (1917). First Edition. First or second printing. (Identical.) A very nice copy.The title-page is undated, and the first printing can only be identified by the correct end papers.

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        Over the Brazier

      London: The Poetry Bookshop 35, Devonshire Street, 1917. First edition, second printing of Graves' first book. 32 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in original drab tan wrappers with yapped edges printed in black ('second impression" at top right corner), with hand-colored woodcut in blue and red by C. Lovat Fraser on front cover. Slight foxing to first and last leaves. Very good plus. First edition, second printing of Graves' first book. 32 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Author's First Book. Higginson & Williams A1; Woolmer A15a; Reilly (WWI), p.146

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        The Happy "Rite" Family.

      New York; Baby-Rite Publishing Company. [1917]. Original pictorial white boards, stapled to spine; pp. [16]; with pictorial title, 7 full-page coloured plates and 7 other coloured vignettes; a pleasing copy of a rare item; externally lightly dusted and rubbed with wear and small creasing to corners and shelf abrasion to edges, strengthening spine cloth apparently removed leaving surface roughness, internally very good with small rusting to staples and a very shallow and marginal horizontal tear (to a maximum depth of 8mm) to lower edge of one leaf, not touching type. Apparently first, and sole, edition. A book in verse extolling the virtues of the stereotypically perfect "Rite" family. Only 2 copies located in institutional libraries on WorldCat (Brown Univ. and Clarke Hist. Lib.), with no copies located in commerce at the time of cataloguing

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        Photo Album]: Huntsmoor Park

      London, England 1917 - Oblong octavo. Green paper covered boards measuring 5.5" x 7.5". Contained within are 105 sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff tan paper and 7 loose photos laid in, most pages are captioned. Photos measure 2.5" x 4.5" to 2.5" x 2.5". A slightly cocked spine, toning, and some spotting on the boards else very good. An album of photographs taken at the end of World War I between 1916 and 1917 at Huntsmoor Park located on the outskirts of London. Featured throughout the album are people working, swimming, and playing on the grounds of the estate. There are photographs of carefree women in bathing costumes in the canal, dancing and performing in the water and hanging off the bridge over a tiny waterfall. There are group pictures from a fancy dress ball as well as workers taking care of a swarm of bees and other necessary tasks around the park such as milking the cows. The stately home is pictured from all angles, including the gardens. The final pages of the album show a solider dressed in uniform named Alan posing around the estate with various women from before, presumably visiting while on leave. An interesting look at women taking over the care of a manor while the Great War was in progress.

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        An Annual of New Poetry 1917.

      Constable, London., 1917. First edition. Octavo. pp viii, 157. Original grey boards. Includes eighteen poems by Edward Thomas under the name Edward Eastaway. The other contributors are Robert Frost, W.H. Davies, T. Sturge Moore, R.C. Trevelyan, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Gordon Bottomley and John Drinkwater. Pages unopened.Edges and prelims spotted. Very good indeed in the very scarce dustwrapper which is very good indeed, a bit darkened at the spine and with a couple of short tears.

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        Journal of the Society of Glass Technology , Vols. I to XXXIX, 1917 to 1955, Complete Run

      Society of Glass Technology, University of Sheffield 1917 - A complete run of the Journal of Glass Technology from 1917 to 1955 (ended in 1959) comprising 39 vols, uniform maroon cloth with gilt titles to spines-some slight colour variations in the war years.Articles on technology, research, manufacture, improvement, testing, new materials, antique glass, window glass etc. etc. "The Journal of the Society of Glass Technology was published between 1917 and 1959. There were four or six issues per year depending on economic circumstances of the Society and the country. Each issue contains Proceedings, Transactions, Abstracts, News and Reviews, and Advertisements, all thesesections were numbered separately. The bound volumes collected these pages into separate sections, dropping the adverts. There is a list of Council members and Officers of the Society and earlier volumes also had lists of personal and company members." A few marks to covers but firm and clean throughout Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa.: Their history, people, commerce, and industrial resources. Edited by Arnold Wright.

      London The Foreign and Colonial Compiling and Publishing Co. 1917 - A very good copy bound in the original morocco gilt. Spine faded and rubbed, and just beginning to split at head. First edition 4to, pp.768, numerous illustrations.

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        Das Flugblatt. Hefte [I]-V [alles Erschienene].

      2. Je Hft. 12 S. (in unterschiedlichem Format und Papierqualität). Ohne Umschlag (wie erschienen). Vereinz. etw. angestaubt, insgesamt sehr schön erhalten. Raabe, Zeitschriften 31 Dietzel/Hügel 2, 978. Heft 1: Frühjahr 1917 H.2: Sommer 1917 H.3: März 1918 H.4: Mai 1918 H.5: Herbst 1918. Seltene, unregelmäßig erschienene, literarische Zeitschrift mit Beiträgen expressionistischer Dichter. Enthält Gedichte, Erzählungen und Anmerkungen. Text zweispaltig gedruckt im größeren Format als der "Ruf", dem die Zeitschrift ähnelt. Programmatische Äußerung Fontanas, der als Wegbereiter des österreichischen Expressionismus gilt, in Heft 3 (S.11): "..Dichtung ist das Wahrhaftigste der Welt und der Dichter ist der menschlichste Mensch..Wieder das Gefühl der Dichtung, für den Dichter zu wecken, ihre verantwortungsvolle Gewissensnotwendigkeit zu zeigen - das ist Ziel des Flugblattes". - Beiträger sind u.a. Max Brod, Paris von Gütersloh, Walther Hasenclever, Max Mell, Rene Schickele, Anton Schnack, Paul Zech.

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        HANDWRITTEN DIARY KEPT BY THIS WOMAN OF ASHLAND, OHIO, 1917-1919

      1917. Contains 120pp full of entries, closely written in a neat hand. Entries date from 25 March 1917 to 30 June 1919 on lined paper, bound in light boards with "Compositions" on the cover, along with the diarist's name and street address in Ashland. Text block is loose from binding. 8.25" x 6.75" This diary gives an up close-and-personal picture of a typical Midwestern woman's daily life during the years just before, during, and after America's entry into World War I. The war, however, with a few exceptions (see below), takes a back seat to Mrs. Leidigh's activities involving her home, her church, and her community. Each day's entry starts with a brief weather report, then a rundown of her own day's doings and those of her husband, "C.D.", her "Ma", who apparently lives with the couple, her son Alvin, and assorted relatives who live nearby, including "Mother Leidigh", the writer's brother George and his wife Olive, along with "Grandma Hild" and assorted members of the Shriver family. She also assiduously records local deaths, funerals, illnesses, births and weddings. All in all, she presents a very complete picture of small town American life in the Midwest 100 years ago. ~~ Mrs. Leidigh's main activities center on the domestic: baking bread (and cakes and pies), cooking dinners, cleaning, canning, doing laundry, laying carpets, washing curtains, ironing, wallpapering rooms, grinding "1 gal. of hamburg", sewing clothes, knitting, crocheting, etc. In February, 1918, she notes that the "Singer sewing man brought machine and [was] showing how to run it...bought machine. Trade our old one in $68.00." She and "Ma" also are very busy almost every day with "calls", either paying them or receiving them, and she lists all the local people with whom they interact. There are sometimes 5 or 6 calls in the course of a day, although in November, 1917, "Mrs. Shafer and I made 16 calls in south-east part of town. Ma made 10 calls...." Callers often stay for dinner at Mrs. Leidigh's home. She also seems to take in washing and do ironing for various townspeople. It is unclear whether this is charity work or paid labor, since once, when she herself is ill, she notes that "Mary did Mrs. Ralston's washing for me." ~~ Her other preoccupation is her local church. She and her family go to church twice on Sundays (morning and evening), go to prayer meetings on Wednesdays, and on the other days are usually involved in various church board meetings, Bible study classes, "C.W.B.M." meetings, church executive committee meetings, Missionary Aid meetings, C.E. "socials", Aid Circle meetings, Sunday school activities, Missionary Band practices, etc, in addition to Mrs. L's regular bouts of cooking and baking for various church affairs (picnics, suppers, etc.) In a rare example of her use of underlining for emphasis, she records that "Alvin was baptized afternoon" (April, 1919). The family also attends Chautauqua meetings in August 1918. In April of 1919, they attend each day of an 8-day prayer meeting extravaganza, which includes the "Blind Trio singing". During the course of this event, they host "two of the Blind Boys here for dinner and supper." ~~ Her husband, C.D. (sometimes accompanied by Alvin), attends frequent church choir practice sessions, and seems to be an in-demand musician for other musical groups besides the choir, including the missionary band, drum corps, local Lodge orchestra, etc. He also attends GAR activities (encampments, "entertainments," suppers, etc.) and Lodge meetings. His business is unspecified, but in February, 1919, Mrs. L notes that CD "quit working at Ashland Products Co". Three days later, he "began work at Myres shop" [a job he will quit two months later]. The next day, his "job at Gilberts' began." The Leidighs do manage to own an automobile. ~~ Mrs. L. sometimes reports local news, including: the burning of 14 buildings in nearby Savannah, possibly from a lightning strike (April, 1918); visitors coming to town overnight because "they're attending the trial of Shorty Grant Liston"; a rain of "hailstones large as walnuts"; the fact that "the house is being fumigated for infantile paralysis in Romolo family" (Jan. 1918); and the death of Mr. Gardner, who dies in Feb. 1918 after he "fell and broke his arm, had to amputate it, took lockjaw, only sick a week." In July 1918, she notes that it was "the hottest day for a long time. Lots of deaths in city." This last entry probably relates to the massive influenza epidemic of the time, since church is closed "on account of Epidemic" in October, and school is cancelled in December for the same reason. She meticulously names the locals who had the flu, those who have the flu, and those who have already died from it. ~~World War I is mentioned infrequently in Mrs. Leidigh's diary, but she does sometimes meet with other women to "sew for Belgian women", and she and husband CD hear lectures on France by a YMCA worker at the church, and by George Wood Anderson at the Opera House. She notes that "Van Robertson came home on furlough and was at church" (August, 1918), and that at about the same time, "no cars used all day. Wanted to conserve gasoline." In May, 1918, she writes that "Soldier boys left for Camp Taylor, KY," and that she and CD and Alvin went to the depot to see them off. In September, "Alvin drove to see Co. E start away." On November11, she writes: "War closed. Kaiser surrendered. Big jolification [sic] forenoon and evening." In January, 1919, CD spends two days "canvassing for Armenia and Syria relief fund.". Good.

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        "Twee brieven van Harm Henrick Kamerling Onnes. De eerste d.d. 5-11-1932 aan A. Plasschaert over een tentoonstelling. Hij heeft afspraken met de Leidsche Kunstvereeniging en moet Kleykamp afzeggen; de tweede d.d. Sousse, Tunesië 19-11-1938 aan “Oom Jan” en “tante Marie”, manuscripten, 3 p.".

      De tweede brief is geïllustreerd met schetsjes van bedelaar, moskee, schoen, deurklopper, etc. Hierbij: enkele knipsels uit kranten, catalogus tentoonstelling Rotterdamsche Kunstkring 1917 en vouwblad bij Tentoonstelling Lakenhal 1982. M7070.

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        The Old Huntsman and other poems.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1917. Octavo. Original grey paper boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Slight sunning at head and foot of spine and top edge of the boards, light foxing to edges of text block; very good in the jacket, spine ends a little chipped, splitting at the joint of the front panel and spine, professionally repaired with archival tissue. First edition, first impression of one of the author's key collections of war poetry, and uncommon in the jacket.

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        The Old Huntsman

      London: Heinemann, 1917. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1917. A very good+ book without inscriptions. With the errata slip pasted in as called for. In a very good dust wrapper which has been lightly restored to the spine and to the corners and now presents very well indeed. One of 740 copies produced and rare to find a collection of war poetry published during the Great War. Rare.

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

      New York: The W.F. Powers Co. Litho.. [1917?]. 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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        Piccolo Mondo

      Officina D'Arti Grafiche G. Chiappini, 1917. ITALIANO 0,18 Legatura coeva in mezza tela con filetti e titolo in oro al dorso, copertina rigida cartonata con lievi segni di uso, dedica con firma di appartenenza al frontespizio, ritratto dell'Autore in antiporta, risguardie con segni di umidità e tracce di fioritura, pagine lievemente brunite ben conservate con tracce sparse di fioritura USATO

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        [Broadside]: War Rally Under Auspices of Connecticut State Council of Defense... Town Hall, Cornwall... Speaker: Howard F. Landon of Salisbury

      Hartford: Calhoun. 1917. Broadside illustrated with battle silhouette on paper. Approximately 19" x 25". Printed in black and red. Old creases and tears, about very good. Uncommon. OCLC locates two copies over two records. .

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        The Ideal Giant. The Code of a Herdsman. Cantelman's Spring Mate.

      The sole UK printing published and privately printed for the London Office of the Little Review (1917), London in 1917. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed white paper-covered card folder. 44pp stapled and then bound into folder with a single cord. The folder is illustrated with a Vorticist design by Lewis. The folder has age related markings, stains and is slightly darkened. The edges are lightly rubbed. The staples are rusted. The contents are complete and are lightly spotted. The frontispiece is a repeat of the folder cover design. The original cord is present and the binding is tight. One of only 200 copies (though Pound & Grover speculate that perhaps only fifty copies of the folder were made). One of the author's scarcest books, 'The Ideal Giant' was Lewis's first book, preceded only by a portfolio of drawings for Timon of Athens. It was published in November, while Lewis was on compassionate leave from the Western Front where he was a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. During his leave, he was re-assigned to a post as an Official War Artist. A very scarce title to find in collectible condition.

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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.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1917.. FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Square octavo, pp.xxiv, 509 [1]. with 16 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Rackham. In recent navy half morocco with gilt titles to spine, raised bands and blue cloth boards. Original blue cloth cover and spine pasted in at rear. Light spotting to prelims; very good indeed.

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        The Homesteader

      Sioux City: Western Book Supply Co, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. frontis, ills, 533p. Cloth. 19cm. Corner bumped. Minor rubbing only. No Jacket (probably never had one). A lovely copy of Micheaux's third novel.

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        HANDWRITTEN DIARY KEPT BY THIS WOMAN OF ASHLAND, OHIO, 1917-1919

      1917. Original manuscript. Original Boards. Good. Contains 120pp full of entries, closely written in a neat hand. Entries date from 25 March 1917 to 30 June 1919 on lined paper, bound in light boards with "Compositions" on the cover, along with the diarist's name and street address in Ashland. Text block is loose from binding. 8.25" x 6.75" This diary gives an up close-and-personal picture of a typical Midwestern woman's daily life during the years just before, during, and after America's entry into World War I. The war, however, with a few exceptions (see below), takes a back seat to Mrs. Leidigh's activities involving her home, her church, and her community. Each day's entry starts with a brief weather report, then a rundown of her own day's doings and those of her husband, "C.D.", her "Ma", who apparently lives with the couple, her son Alvin, and assorted relatives who live nearby, including "Mother Leidigh", the writer's brother George and his wife Olive, along with "Grandma Hild" and assorted members of the Shriver family. She also assiduously records local deaths, funerals, illnesses, births and weddings. All in all, she presents a very complete picture of small town American life in the Midwest 100 years ago. ~~ Mrs. Leidigh's main activities center on the domestic: baking bread (and cakes and pies), cooking dinners, cleaning, canning, doing laundry, laying carpets, washing curtains, ironing, wallpapering rooms, grinding "1 gal. of hamburg", sewing clothes, knitting, crocheting, etc. In February, 1918, she notes that the "Singer sewing man brought machine and [was] showing how to run it?bought machine. Trade our old one in $68.00." She and "Ma" also are very busy almost every day with "calls", either paying them or receiving them, and she lists all the local people with whom they interact. There are sometimes 5 or 6 calls in the course of a day, although in November, 1917, "Mrs. Shafer and I made 16 calls in south-east part of town. Ma made 10 calls?." Callers often stay for dinner at Mrs. Leidigh's home. She also seems to take in washing and do ironing for various townspeople. It is unclear whether this is charity work or paid labor, since once, when she herself is ill, she notes that "Mary did Mrs. Ralston's washing for me." ~~ Her other preoccupation is her local church. She and her family go to church twice on Sundays (morning and evening), go to prayer meetings on Wednesdays, and on the other days are usually involved in various church board meetings, Bible study classes, "C.W.B.M." meetings, church executive committee meetings, Missionary Aid meetings, C.E. "socials", Aid Circle meetings, Sunday school activities, Missionary Band practices, etc, in addition to Mrs. L's regular bouts of cooking and baking for various church affairs (picnics, suppers, etc.) In a rare example of her use of underlining for emphasis, she records that "Alvin was baptized afternoon" (April, 1919). The family also attends Chautauqua meetings in August 1918. In April of 1919, they attend each day of an 8-day prayer meeting extravaganza, which includes the "Blind Trio singing". During the course of this event, they host "two of the Blind Boys here for dinner and supper." ~~ Her husband, C.D. (sometimes accompanied by Alvin), attends frequent church choir practice sessions, and seems to be an in-demand musician for other musical groups besides the choir, including the missionary band, drum corps, local Lodge orchestra, etc. He also attends GAR activities (encampments, "entertainments," suppers, etc.) and Lodge meetings. His business is unspecified, but in February, 1919, Mrs. L notes that CD "quit working at Ashland Products Co". Three days later, he "began work at Myres shop" [a job he will quit two months later]. The next day, his "job at Gilberts' began." The Leidighs do manage to own an automobile. ~~ Mrs. L. sometimes reports local news, including: the burning of 14 buildings in nearby Savannah, possibly from a lightning strike (April, 1918); visitors coming to town overnight because "they're attending the trial of Shorty Grant Liston"; a rain of "hailstones large as walnuts"; the fact that "the house is being fumigated for infantile paralysis in Romolo family" (Jan. 1918); and the death of Mr. Gardner, who dies in Feb. 1918 after he "fell and broke his arm, had to amputate it, took lockjaw, only sick a week." In July 1918, she notes that it was "the hottest day for a long time. Lots of deaths in city." This last entry probably relates to the massive influenza epidemic of the time, since church is closed "on account of Epidemic" in October, and school is cancelled in December for the same reason. She meticulously names the locals who had the flu, those who have the flu, and those who have already died from it. ~~ World War I is mentioned infrequently in Mrs. Leidigh's diary, but she does sometimes meet with other women to "sew for Belgian women", and she and husband CD hear lectures on France by a YMCA worker at the church, and by George Wood Anderson at the Opera House. She notes that "Van Robertson came home on furlough and was at church" (August, 1918), and that at about the same time, "no cars used all day. Wanted to conserve gasoline." In May, 1918, she writes that "Soldier boys left for Camp Taylor, KY," and that she and CD and Alvin went to the depot to see them off. In September, "Alvin drove to see Co. E start away." On November11, she writes: "War closed. Kaiser surrendered. Big jolification [sic] forenoon and evening." In January, 1919, CD spends two days "canvassing for Armenia and Syria relief fund.".

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        Die Jakobsleiter. Oratorium. Universal-Edition Nr. 6061.

      (Wien u. Leipzig, Universal-Edition 1917). - 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." 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Das Buch Hiob.

      Berlin, Reiss (1917). - Rodenberg 461,1; Lang Expr. Buchillustration 133. Nr.22/60 Exempl. d. Vorzugsausgabe auf van-Gelder Bütten (Gesamtauflage 200 Ex.), gebunden bei Fikentscher in Leipzig. - Erster Prospero-Druck. Gutes Exemplar. 38,5 x 35,5 cm. 13 nn. Bll. U. 13 sign. Orig.-Lithogr. v. Willy JAECKEL auf Taf. OPgt. m. verg. Deckeltitel. Ecken geringf. gestaucht, etw. angestaubt, im Text stellenw. abgegriffen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Max Beckmann, "Theater", Kaltnadelradierung, signiert

      Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft R. Pieper & Co, München 1917 - Max Beckmann, Leipzig 1884 - 1950 New York, "Theater, 1917", Kaltnadelradierung, Rechts unten signiert: "Beckmann", Plattengröße: 12,8 x 18 cm, Blattgröße: 18,3 x 24 cm, Blatt 8 der Mappe "Gesichter", herausgegeben vom Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft R. Pieper & Co, München, 1919 (mit dem Trockenstempel). Gedruckt bei Franz Hanfstängel, München. Werkverzeichnis Hofmaier 89. Handgefertigter Rahmen, Säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas Provenienz: Privatsammlung USA. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 30,-, Welt € 50,-

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        NOGI UNA VIVA INCARNAZIONE DEL BUSHIDO

      CASA EDITRICE ITALO CINO GIAPPONESE, NAPOLI 1917 - BIBLIOTECA DELL'ESTREMO ORIENTE ITALIANO N. 5 della collana, traduzione dal testo inglese di B.Balbi, timbro appartenenza al frontespizio, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con fioritura, brossura editoriale con legatura a spago, con fioritura, con timbro appartenenza e piccolo strappo al bordo, illustrati entrambi i piatti

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        The Dardanelles. An Epic told in Pictures [cover title].

      

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        Piccadilly Jim

      New York: Dodd, Mead, 1917. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine-. True First Edition, preceding the British edition by more than a year. First Printing (no additional printings noted). Thick 8vo: [12],363,[1]pp, with colored frontispiece and seven colored plates by May Wilson Preston. Publisher's burnt orange cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in black, wanting the dust jacket. About Fine with pristine plates and these minor flaws: edges lightly rubbed, several black dots to lower cover, dust-soiled top edge, but overall sharp, tight, and square. Jasen 21. McIlvaine A20a. A sequel of sorts to The Little Nugget, and the only Wodehouse novel published by Dodd, Mead. Guy Bolton dramatized Piccadilly Jim for the stage in 1918, and it was first filmed in 1919. In 1936, MGM produced a remake, with Robert Montgomery in the title role, and in 2004 Julian Fellowes directed a third film, starring Sam Rockwell as Jimmy Crocker. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        John Keats.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1917. His life and poetry, his friends, critics, and after-fame. Octavo (214 x 138 mm). Mid-20th-century blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Riviere, with a miniature portrait of Keats after Joseph Severn, (under glass and set into the front cover) surrounded by red morocco inlay frame, gilt titles to spine, floral decoration in gilt with red morocco inlay to covers and spine, wide turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, 2 blue silk page markers. Colour frontispiece mounted on buff card with tissue-guard and 12 plates. Very light offsetting to endpapers, slight fraying to page markers; an excellent, bright copy. First edition, first impression, in an appealing Cosway-style binding. These elaborate bindings, named after the famous Regency miniaturist Richard Cosway, were a style executed by Rivière & Son for Henry Sotheran booksellers, with miniatures mounted under glass on the cover. The miniatures were originally done by Miss Currie (real name Caroline Billin Curry) who worked for J. Harrison Stonehouse at Sotheran's from about 1910 until her death in 1940. Sidney Colvin (1845–1927), was an art and literary scholar who "was on friendly terms with most of the great literary figures of his day" (ODNB). He published editions of the letters of Keats in 1891 and of his poems in 1915, before devoting "the early years of his retirement to the completion of his major biography" (ODNB). From the library at Beeleigh Abbey of William. A. Foyle (1885–1963), with his leather book label on the front pastedown.

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        John Keats. His life and poetry, his friends, critics, and after-fame.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917 - Octavo (214 x 138 mm). Mid-20th-century blue morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Riviere, with a miniature portrait of Keats after Joseph Severn, (under glass and set into the front cover) surrounded by red morocco inlay frame, gilt titles to spine, floral decoration in gilt with red morocco inlay to covers and spine, wide turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, 2 blue silk page markers. Very light offsetting to endpapers, slight fraying to page markers; an excellent, bright copy. Colour frontispiece mounted on buff card with tissue-guard and 12 plates. First edition, first impression, in an appealing Cosway-style binding. These elaborate bindings, named after the famous Regency miniaturist Richard Cosway, were a style executed by Rivière & Son for Henry Sotheran booksellers, with miniatures mounted under glass on the cover. The miniatures were originally done by Miss Currie (real name Caroline Billin Curry) who worked for J. Harrison Stonehouse at Sotheran's from about 1910 until her death in 1940. Sidney Colvin (1845–1927), was an art and literary scholar who "was on friendly terms with most of the great literary figures of his day" (ODNB). He published editions of the letters of Keats in 1891 and of his poems in 1915, before devoting "the early years of his retirement to the completion of his major biography" (ODNB). From the library at Beeleigh Abbey of William. A. Foyle (1885–1963), with his leather book label on the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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