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        PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN

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

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Salonika Fire 18 19th August 1917

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

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        Plakat. Man zeichne Kriegsanleihe bei den Niederlassungen der Disconto-Gesellschaft, der Norddeutschen Bank in Hamburg, des A. Schaaffhausen'schen Bankvereins A.G.

      Berlin, Otto Eisner AG. (um 1917) - 54 x 46,5 cm. Gefaltet. Hervorragend erhalten. Original-Lithographie. 1. Weltkrieg Von größter Seltenheit.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Plakat. Kaiser- und Volksdank für Heer und Flotte. (Faust und Taube mit Palmblatt).

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

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        Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel.

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

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

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

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        The Lost Princess of Oz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER

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

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        Sephardic decorated Ketubah.

      1917 - Ink and watercolour on paper, pasted on silk paper, (35.5 x 44.8 cm). Text in Hebrew, margins with floral decorations, birds and imaginary animals in watercolour. Mounted. The present wedding was celebrated on Thursday, the 10th of the month of Sivan 5677 (May 31st, 1917), between Abraham ben Yehuda and Rivka bat Nissan. The Ketubah is a nuptial agreement signed by the groom and presented to the bride as part of the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. It formalises the duties and responsibilities of the groom towards the bride, including some basic obligations such as sustenance (food and clothing), marital relations and compensation in the event of divorce. The Ketubah is read aloud during the wedding ceremony, signed by two witnesses and usually handed to the mother of the bride for safekeeping. Ketubot are often hung in the home of the couple, as a reminder of their vows and mutual marital responsibilities. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        The Human Drift

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

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

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

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

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

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        (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        An Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Vol V. East Indies including Philippine Islands, French Indo-China, Siam, Malay Peninsula, and Dutch East Indies.

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

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        The UnHoly Three

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

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        Broadside): A Little American's Promise

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

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        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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