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        Prima Esposizione Personale d'Architettura nella Repubblica Argentina. Architetto Mario Palanti. Introduzione Prof. Giulio Carotti.

      Milano, Arti Grafiche Rizzoli & Pizzo, 1917. In folio (cm. 34); bellissima legatura di lusso in piena pergamena con impressioni a secco ed oro; sguardie in finta pergamena; pp. 16 + 137 Tavole di Palazzi, progetti, particolari ecc. + 8 pp. Bellissima copia in legatura di lusso. Axs

      [Bookseller: Libreria Bongiorno Paolo]
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        Duchamp Marcel by Man Ray : photographies

      Catalogue réalisé à l'occasion de l'exposition "Marcel Duchamp - Man Ray - New York / Pais - 1917 - 1937" - 50 photographies - Galerie Alain Paviot - Paris / Galerie Rudolf Kicken - Köln. Paris & Cologne :Galerie Alain Paviot and Galerie Rudolf Kicken, 1992. Tin can (unopened, small dent to lower rim) 135 mm tall, with printed labels, housing the rolled exhibition catalogue, three strips of film measuring 12 x 150 cms, as well as a plastic magnifier, stereoscope transparency, and slide, documenting the 50 photographs exhibited. Limited to 500 numbered copies. An inventive catalogue and artist's multiple.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        JERRY OF THE ISLANDS

      NY Macmillan 1917 Original red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt and black, octavo, ix, 337 pp. Color frontispiece. Publisher's 6-page catalogue of Jack London's books and 1 title by Alfred W. Pollard at rear. ADVANCE REVIEW COPY IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL JACKET Bit of spotting to front cover, surface scratches to rear cover, else very good in moderately edgeworn, but clean and entirely original (unrestored) jacket

      [Bookseller: Chanticleer Books, ABAA]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knight of the Round Table ; Abridged by Alfred W Pollard

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1917. Stain on front cover affecting title, some slight soiling, faint ink inscription on front free endaper. 4to. Color frontispiece and 15 plates after Rackham, tipped to mounts, captioned tissue guards preserved; seven black-and-white illustrations in text. Original gilt-lettered and -decorated vellum, tope edges gilt, others untrimmed. LIMITED EDITION, number 83 of 500 copies signed by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, The

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917. First Trade Edition [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Abridged From Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1917. First trade edition. Octavo (8 1/4 x 6 5/8 inches; 210 x 169 mm.). xxiv, 509, [1, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates with captioned tissue guards, including frontispiece and seven black and white plates. Seventy black and white illustrations. Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover and spine pictorially stamped in gilt. Minimal rubbing to extremities, neat ink inscription "Xmas 1917" on front free end-paper, some very minimal foxing mainly on tissue-guards. Neat ink inscription on half-title dated Xmas 1917. Gilt on spine very slightly dull, otherwise a near fine copy. "The Romance of King Arthur (1917) was another wartime book, commissioned, like the Allies' Fairy Book, to reflect - and cash in upon - the nations' mood of patriotism,and martial endevour. In preparing for the commission, Rackham turned to his own copy of Beardsley's Morte D'Arthur and, following the pattern of the Beardsley version, drew square and rectangular chapter headings to be set at irregular intervals up and down the page. As in Beardsley, these have a stark black and white appearance, though Rackham cannot resist the occasional wryly humorous touch such as a barking dog or a jester's head. The closest Rackham comes to Beardsley, however, is in his illustration of Sangreal, a flaming lidded chalice carried by an attenuated golden-haired white-robed maiden. This homage to Aubrey is based closely on Beardsley's own angel in The Achieving of the Sangreal, the frontispiece to Volume Two of Morte D'Arthur." (James Hamilton. Arthur Rackham. A Biography. pp.111-112). Latimore and Haskell, p. 47. Riall, p. 130.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (First Edition, Second Printing 1917)

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1917. 1st Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine. 7 5/8" Tall. 2nd Printing 299 Pp. Blue Cloth. Stated Second Printing. Original Blue Cloth With New Endpapers [Original Covers Re-Cased And Tightened]; Not Ex-Library, No Previous Owners' Marks. Spine Ewas Very Worn, Now Clean And Refurbished, Spine Lettering Very Faint With All Gilt Perished; Cover Blind Stamped Letternig Strong; Minute Loss At Upper Front Tip. Contents With Slight Aging, Otherwise Near Fine. [Note: Actual Covers Of This Book Are Dark Blue Altho Photo Shows Them As A Lighter Blue).

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        The Romance of King Arthur and His Knight of the Round Table.; Abridged by Alfred W. Pollard

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1917. 4to. Color frontispiece and 15 plates after Rackham, tipped to mounts, captioned tissue guards preserved; seven black-and-white illustrations in text. Original gilt-lettered and -decorated vellum, tope edges gilt, others untrimmed. LIMITED EDITION, number 83 of 500 copies signed by Rackham. Stain on front cover affecting title, some slight soiling, faint ink inscription on front free endaper.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        The War of The Worlds

      London: Heinemann 1917.. Small octavo. Publisher's cloth in superb illustrated dustjacket. Cheap paper stock has yellowed to edges, jacket has some inevitable nicks etc. but shows well; an extremely scarce survival of a Great War-era dustjacket on a major title. Science fiction classic; giant tripod martian machines bringing destruction and mayhem to Surrey, what more can mankind ask for?

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'A. Vernant,, 1917. Neuf Gravures au Burin de … Précédées d'une Lettre sur les Spectacles de la Guerre de Roger Allard. Octavo. Original cream card wraps, title printed to the front panel in green and black, loosely inserted as issued; 4 bifolia of text including title page printed in green and black, and 9 bifolia each with letterpress title recto of the first leaf, and engraved plate recto of the second, separate bifolia with the plate-list and achevé, housed in the original cloth-backed marbled paper-covered portfolio, printed label to the front panel, linen ties. Portfolio a little rubbed, paper chipped away from the spine, only one of the paper internal retaining flaps remains, detached, lining a little marginally browned, first and last leaves of the contents lightly browned, otherwise very good. First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 106 at the limitation leaf and on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours et Fifres", "Les Soldats et la Servante", "Le Marchand de Journaux Anglais", and "Les Soldats a l'Estaminet", "Laboureur's simple abstracted figures and almost cubist landscapes reveal his involvement with contemporary avant-garde art" (Harris & Edelstein, p.55). Born into a bourgeois family in Nantes, Laboureur was originally intended for the law, but gravitated to the study of art when he came to Paris. His first efforts, under the influence of the great engraver Auguste Lepère were primitive Gauguinesque woodcuts. In 1914 when he was attached to the British army he became "définitivement britannisé" (Mornand, Vingt-Deux Artistes du Livre, p.211), fascinated by the nature of life behind the lines; "Jamais, peut-être, le stylisation syncopée de Laboureur ne fut plus affirmée que dans certaines de ses gravures de guerre". An excellent copy of this stylish glimpse of the lighter side of the war.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collection of original First World War glass lantern slides depicting German-occupied France

      German-occupied northwestern Europe during the First World War. This is a rather remarkable collection of 56 original First World War glass lantern slides depicting the devastation in German-occupied France during the War to End All Wars. Each slide measures roughly 2x2 inches, and features the black paper tape commonly used to hold together the plates of glass that constitute lantern slides. The lack of identification of any commercial studio or manufacturer and the consistency of subject and settings leads us to speculate that these were all produced by the same presumably amateur photographer. Most slides are in excellent condition. Five have cracks through one layer of glass, yet remain in stable condition, and one has a chipped corner. Glass slides such as these were used for didactic or entertainment purposes by projecting them through the means of a “Magic Lantern,” which reached its peak in popularity during the first third of the 20th century. Whether produced and sold commercially in thematic lots or crafted by the amateur photographer, lantern slides were made by exposing negatives on light sensitive lantern plate, were covered with a clear protective glass, and were held together with an opaque paper tape. Of the identifiable locations in this collection most appear to be in Northeastern France. The German occupation of the area as well as the depiction of German forces and cemeteries in many of the images, indicate that these slides are German in origin. A number of them are certainly personal snapshots, such as the German soldier posing with a woman and another image of her in a fur collar next to a wall with a peeling French poster, among others. Four of the images are labeled within the negative, which may indicate that they were German-produced didactic or propagandistic images, though the actual slides do appear to have been created by the same hand. (There is at least one outlier in the lot, an image of a monument in Montreal, Canada. Whether the photographer traveled to Canada or the slide worked its way into the collection in the intervening century is unknown.) To the best of our knowledge none of these images has been reproduced, and it is likely that the personal images at least are unique. These images provide a fascinating look into the reality of German-occupied France in the later years of WWI. One image features a line of Sturmpanzerwagens, a type of German tank, which dates this image to 1917 or thereafter. This time period later in the war is corroborated by the presence of a German army helmet type introduced after 1916. Some of the identifiable locations include Bapaume, Witry-lès-Reims, La Bassée, and Époye, all French cities along the France/Brussels border, a region which saw some of the greatest wartime devastation. Depicted within these 56 photos is a wide variety of subjects consonant with personal, amateur photography. A group of German soldiers stand in the corner of a destroyed church; a nun walks in front of a gothic cathedral; a cemetery wall on which Germans painted the directions of the closest towns stands in front of a crumbling church; desolate streets covered in rubble are framed by remnants of the destroyed towns. Though cheap, portable cameras were available during WWI and it was not unheard of for soldiers to act as amateur photographers, original images of the Western Front are quite rare. Writing for the British Library, military historian Stephen Badsey noted “from early 1916 onwards official restrictions on taking private photographs were increasingly enforced, and a few soldiers were court-martialed for owning cameras in a war zone.” The late-in-the-war date of many of these images and the size of this collection make it a quite unusual photographic archive of the First World War.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Engelskspråkig. 1917-1991 se förteckning

      Bok. The National Geographic Society Washington,DC.. Upplagor enligt bifogad förteckning uppl. 1917-1991. --- s. Normal enligt NG´s traditioner. 25,4x17,6cm. kan variera gram. Nära nyskick. Många är i princip O-bläddrade.

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        THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE, OTHER VERSES AND A PLAY IN VERSE, BY W.B YEATS

      Churtown, Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1917. LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Very Good. LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF W.B YEATS'S THE WILD SWANS AT COOLE, ONE OF ONLY 400 COPIES PRINTED. "In 1917 Yeats published The Wild Swans at Coole. From then onward he reached and maintained the height of his achievement-a renewal of inspiration and a perfecting of technique that are almost without parallel in the history of English poetry" (Britannica). In addition to the classic title poem, the collection includes 28 other poems ("In Memory of Major Robert Gregory", "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death", "Men Improve with the Years", "Ego Dominus Tuus", "The Scholars", et al.) as well as the play "At the Hawk's Well".   Elegantly published in a limited edition of 400 copies by the Cuala press, a small operation founded by Yeats's sisters. The Cuala Press is regarded as a groundbreaking endeavor that brought many male and female Irish writers to the forefront of the literary world.  "This press [Cuala], gave a large proportion of the best living Irish writers a public, and a reputation" (Robin Skelton, Massachusetts Review) .   Cuala Press: Churchtown, Dundrum, 1917. Octavo, publisher's grey linen spine over blue paper-covered boards; custom box. Title in black lettering on front cover with paper title label to spine. Unicorn seal of the Cuala Press on page preceding title page. Blue endpapers. Colophon in red at rear. A little fading at top of back board, a tiny bit of rubbing to spine label edges, a few stray spots to endpapers. An outstanding copy, rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        The War of The Worlds.

      London: Heinemann 1917. Small octavo. Publisher's cloth in superb illustrated dustjacket. Cheap paper stock has yellowed to edges, jacket has some inevitable nicks etc. but shows well; an extremely scarce survival of a Great War-era dustjacket on a major title.Science fiction classic; giant tripod martian machines bringing destruction and mayhem to Surrey, what more can mankind ask for? Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [290]. Shorter New Cambridge Bibliography (Eng.Lit.) 1293-8. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998], also in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        The Secrets of Polar Travel

      New York: The Century Company, 1917. First Edition. Illustrated with photographs. ix, [5], 313pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, gilt spine lettering slightly dulled, in blue pictorial printed unclipped dustjacket with small white label on spine. First Edition. Illustrated with photographs. ix, [5], 313pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Dustjacket. Peary's last book. Arctic Bibl. 13228

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        La Rondine. Commedia lirica in tre atti di Giuseppe Adami. Opera completa per canto e pianoforte. Riduzione di Carlo Carignani.] [Piano-vocal score]

      [Casa Musicale Sonzogno] [PN M 2022 S], [Milano] 1917 - Folio. Dark green cloth flexible blue boards with publisher's title label "Casa Musicale Sonzogno. La Rondine Musica di G. Puccini" printed to upper. 285, [i] (blank), xix (transposition of the Act 2 ensemble, "Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso," from E flat to D flat major) pp. Engraved.A proof copy of the first edition, with occasional brief manuscript annotations and corrections to tempo, dynamics, and occasionally musical notation, in lead, blue, and red pencil throughout. "Canto e Piano" handstamped to title label.Slightly worn, browned, and foxed, heavier to some leaves; slightly shaken; some signatures partially detached; occasional light creasing to lower corners. First Edition proof. Rare. See Schickling, 83.E.1. Hopkinson 8A.La Rondine, to a text by Giuseppe Adami after a libretto by A.M. Willner and Heinz Reichert, was first performed in Monte Carlo at the Théâtre de l'Opéra on March 27, 1917. "In its musical organization La rondine follows a characteristic Puccinian motivic pattern in which there is more room than usual for extended melodies, that are in turn often broken down into recurring motifs. Second Empire Paris is evoked by frequent waltz rhythms of the slower French rather than the Viennese variety; but there are also occasional hints of more modern dances such as the tango, one-step and even (in the lovers' duet in Act 2 'Perche mai cercate') the slow foxtrot. The large orchestral forces are delicately handled, and a number of harmonic audacities worthy of La fanciulla del West (unrelated parallel chords, moments of bitonality, unresolved dissonances) merely add piquancy to a score of unusual elegance. The main musical weight is thrown into Act 2, where two of the waltz themes are combined vertically, and whose concertato remains the lyrical pinnacle of the opera." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      London: Frederick Warne and Co.,, [1917]. Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to front cover and spine in red, with illustrated label to centre of front cover, pictorial endpapers. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Ownership inscription to head of front free endpaper, another erased to verso. Spine very lightly faded, slight bumps to extremities, a couple of light pencil marks; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Greatest Mother in the World

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

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        VITAM IMPENDERE AMORI, Poèmes et dessins.

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1917. - In-8, plein veau façonné en peau de reptile, bande verticale teintée et sertie de deux filets dorés traversant le centre des plats, titre doré à la chinoise au dos, doublure et gardes de papier doré, non rogné, couverture en papier marbré conservée, étui bordé (LEROUX 1969). Edition originale de ces 6 poèmes ilustrée de 8 dessins reproductions en noir de Rouveyre. Les poèmes et les dessins sont imprimés au recto de quatorzes feuillets numérotés en chiffres romain et précédés du faux-titre et du titre. Tirage limité à 215 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 200 sur vergé teinté d'Arches, n° 99. (après 5 exempliares de tête sur Chine et 10 ex sur papier Japon). Bel exemplaire. Vitam impendere amori, se range dans la partie mélancolique et plus traditionnelle de la poétique de Guillaume Apollinaire, lequel publia dans le même temps les Calligrammes qui en incarnent la partie la plus moderne. Mais les vers de ce mince recueil se placent dans la lignée des meilleurs poèmes d'Alcools, avec une spontanéité et un rythme d'une incomparable fluidité. Certains morceaux sont devenus célèbres, tels que ces vers élégiaques d'une émotion toujours vive, et évoquant quelque romance populaire noire : " O ma jeunesse abandonnée Comme une guirlande fanée Voici que s'en vient la saison Et des dédains et du soupçon". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres de A à Z]
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        SHINA TAIKAN

      1917. Good. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Fukuda Bisen, artist. SHINA TAIKAN. Tokyo, Taisho 6 "Saihan" ["Second Impression"] 1917. 2 volumes, oblong folio, 23. 4 x 31. 4 cm. Scott Johnson in his seminal article on the skecthtour genre in ANDON 37, has called this work "the most ambitious of all the sketch-tour books. " It is a remarkable tour de force of printing, full of wonderful illustrations of contemporary China, including many full color woodcuts, printed by the estimable Nishimura Kumakichi. It is well known that Kanao Tanejiro, the publisher, suffered financially because of the investment he made in this book, which never so in any quantity because of the huge price he was forced to place on it: 35 Yen. Our copy would appear to be one of the re-issued versions which saw the light of day a few months after the Kanao Bun'endo issue was released. The colophon credits Tokyo Times of Tokyo as the publishing house, while acknowledging Kanao as the publisher. Kanao had relationships throughout the newspaper business and this must have represented an effort to salvage his business (at least one other copy exists from the same time with the colophon crediting yet another newspaper publisher). This set is hardly ever found, and when found the lovely woodblock-printed covers have usually suffered. Our copy has the original wraparound chitsu case, repaired and a bit soiled. Some internal foxing, but overall a good set, complete, of one of the most important works of the Sketchtour genre:

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        Anecdoten van paarde kenners, paarde liefhebbers, ruijters en ross-kammers. Naar waarheid en eijge ondervinding opgesteld. Door een gepensioneerd cavallerie officier.[The Netherlands, ca. 1815]. Folio (38 x 24 cm). Manuscript on paper written in brown ink in a readable Latin hand, with the title on p. 72, illustrated with 30 small watercolour drawings of horses mounted on the leaves (mostly about 8.5 x 11 cm), and a washed pen drawing with 5 caricature figures before a monument (9.5 x 16 cm), mounted above the dedication. Half vellum (1930s?), gold-tooled spine.

      Nicolaas Gerard van Huffel, in: Oude Kunst II (1917), pp. 248-252. Very beautifully illustrated manuscript by a retired Dutch cavalry officer who had been in Prussian service against Napoleon Bonaparte in the years 1806 to 1813, giving his personal account of the horses he kept and traded during his career. The fine watercolours, executed with great care and refined draughtsmanship, show portraits of all 31 horses the author once owned. The text of the manuscript is also of considerable interest. The author relates many entertaining stories and includes many personal details his lifelong schooling in horsemanship, displaying a profound knowledge of horses. He also gives accounts of his daily life in the Prussian army. The manuscript provides insight into the life of the Silesian and Saxon noblemen, proceedings at the horse market in Leipzig, the situation of the army before the Battle of Jena, etc. Moreover, it gives a detailed descriptions of the terrible plundering of the French Wurtenberger Light Cavalry in Silesia, in 1806, and of the Russian invasion of Wohlau in 1813. Separate treatises devoted to these incidents precede the main part of the manuscript (the anecdotes and other information concerning horses) and serve as a sort of preface to them. The author also gives an account of his stay at the camp of the Count van Salm near Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands, of a horseback trip from Vianen to Utrecht, during which his horse fell and died, and another trip, from The Hague to Zutphen, on a tireless Zeeland horse. The manuscript explicitly refers to events from 1806 to June 1813 and was probably written soon after the latter date.In 1917 the manuscript apparently belonged to Nicolaas Gerhard van Huffel (1869-1936), physicist, amateur painter, collector of graphic art and teacher at the school of graphic arts in Utrecht. The ink borders drawn around the mounted drawings have sometimes bled through the paper and on two leaves the stiffness of the mounted drawing has caused the manuscript leaf to tear along that border, a small and mostly marginal tear affects one word of the text, and there is a marginal stain in the foot margin of a couple leaves and occasional minor foxing, but the manuscript is still in very good condition, most of the watercolour drawings fine. A remarkable horse manuscript, providing insight into horse trading & keeping, and army life in the period 1806 to 1813 and with 30 beautiful watercolour drawings of horses.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        The Wild Swans At Coole

      Cuala Press, 1917. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original dark blue paper boards, a little darkened at the edges, else very clean; slightly darkened buff linen spine with printed title label; the pages, and also the endpapers, which match the colour of the boards, are very clean and tidy. Only 400 copies printed. Additionally, this is an interesting association copy with an inscription from Sylvia Lynd to her husband Robert - ' Robert Lynd 27.11.17(an unbirthday present) from S.L.' The Lynds were leading figures of London literary life in the 1910s, and Robert, born in Belfast, was a journalist, author and critic, as well as an ardent Irish Nationalist. The date of the inscription was the exact day of publication, suggesting the Lynds were in Dublin at that time. In sum, a very nice, unique copy of one of Yeats's most important works.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        THE SHADOW LINE: A CONFESSION

      London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. Paris: J. M. Dent et Fils, [1917].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-227 [228: printer's colophon] 1-18: ads [1-2: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], title page printed in red and black, original decorated gray-green cloth, front panel printed in brown, spine panel printed in brown and gold, top edge stained green. First edition with "First Issue of this Edition, March 1917" on copyright page. The hero of this short novel "is a young captain who grows mature in the experience of taking his sailing ship through a difficult calm." - Benet, The Reader's Encyclopedia, p. 919. Bleiler (1978), p. 47. A fine copy. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather slipcase. (#152328)

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        Lettera autografa firmata, datata 13 febbraio 1917 [da timbro postale] - Savignano di Romagna, inviata al giornalista e scrittore Dino Bonardi.

      1917. 180x108 mm, 1 bifolio e 1 carta (scritte 6 pagine). Manoscritto a penna nera. Con busta originale viaggiata (95x120 mm). Ottimo stato. Interessante e articolata missiva di carattere letterario in cui l'autore racconta, tra l'altro, la sua "fortunatamante breve attività poetica". Allega il sonetto "Radice" - "ancora inedito, perché desidero che tu lo legga prima d'ogni altro". "[...] Sbagli dicendo che la poesia Papà fu scritta in Giugno 1916; fu scritta invece in Gennaio 1916, più d'un anno fa, in casa d'amici, in un paesello marittimo vicino a Napoli, dove attendevo [...] una visita militare. Non ero affatto futurista. L'anno prima avevo scritto in Lacerba [...]. La prova più chiara della mia individualità è questa poesia per mio padre. A Gemma invece è di sei mesi dopo [...] poco dopo l'Equatore; e ci troverai quegli occhi arsi [...], le luci artificiali che sono ricordi delle notti elettriche futuriste. A Binazzi è di poco fa, ed inizia un nuovo periodo, per il quale non ho bisogno di radiare le parole in libertà [...]. Però ho una speciale predilezione per il verso fermo [...], per la forma austera e italiana dei nostri metri [...]". Meriano aderì formalmente al futurismo nel 1916 con l'opera "Equatore notturno". Nello stesso anno fondò a Bologna con Bino Bi - nazzi la rivista "La Brigata" (1916 - 1918), testimone di una ricercata apertura nei confronti della cultura d'oltralpe. Ne usciranno quattordici numeri con la collaborazione di Giovanni Nascimbeni, Clemente Rebora, Fernando Agnoletti, Umberto Saba, Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe Lipparini, Massimo Bontempelli, Alberto Savinio, Camillo Sbarbaro, Sibilla Aleramo, Giorgio De Chirico, l'assidua frequenza di Carlo Carrà, oltre ad una lettera di Dino Campana a Bino Binazzi.

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        Once on a time

      London [et al.]: Hodder and Stoughton, 1917. First edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 11-316; illustrated by H. M. Brock with a color frontispiece, 4 plates, 22 pictorial chapter headings; original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, pictorial paper label on upper cover; spine a little dull and with wear at the extremities; good and sound, or better. Enlosed in a blue cloth clamshell box. This copy inscribed by Milne: "To my dearest father and mother from their always loving son - A. A. M. 27/11/17." His first novel. Haring-Smith, C1.

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        Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, in German, on small 8vo stationery card, "Sköien near Kristiania," n.d. but most likely late 1916

      Munch subscribes to a new art magazine featuring him in its first issue. Munch requests a subscription to "Das Kunstblatt," the new art magazine which published an article about him in its first issue. At the end of our art association letter, he signs in full, "Edvard Munch." Translated in full, "Dear Sir, I would like to subscribe to Kunstblatt [Art Journal] for one year and would like to start my subscription with the first issue. Respectfully, Evard Munch Sköien near Kristiania." "Das Kunstblatt" is a German art magazine, published in Weimar by Paul Westheim from 1917 until 1933. It was an important and influential periodical on contemporary art. The first issue came out in January of 1917 and in it was an article on Munch written by Gustav Schiefler, with whom Munch had a correspondence over a long period of time, from 1902 to 1935. Schiefler wrote the authoritative catalogue of Munch's graphic work, "Verzeichnis des Graphischen Werks Edvard Munchs bis 1906) (published in Berlin in 1907).   Munch's request to "start my subscription with the first issue" suggests that he was writing just before the publication of the first issues which was in January of 1917, hence the date of this letter being late 1916 or possibly very early 1917. That, in addition to his having purchased and moved into his home at Ekely at Skoien near Kristiania in 1916. Munch bought the Ekely property at Skoien (or Skoyen) on the outskirts of Oslo which was, at the time, called Kristiana. It was called Kristiana and spelled with the "K "from 1877 until 1925 when it became known as Oslo. He lived at Ekely for the rest of his life. It was also in 1916 that the decorations for the University Aula were completed, at which point Munch began to have large outdoor studios built on his property for his large paintings., Munch built onto Ekely to the point of it being a nearly self-sufficient estate. Munch letters are scarce. Sehr geehrter Herr Ich möchte gern auf Kunstblatt für ein Jahr abonnieren und möchte auch gern der Abonnement schon erste Monat anfangen. Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung Edvard Munch Sköien n Kristiania ------ Dear Sir, I would like to subscribe to Kunstblatt [Art Journal] for one year and would like to start my subscription with the first issue. Respectfully, Evard Munch Sköien near Kristiania.

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        Unpublished Manuscript Account, Describing Salonika During a Little-Known War Campaign in Greece, Part of the Macedonian Front of World War I, by a Firsthand Participant and Surviving British Officer in the Royal Army, Made After His Return to England.

      Salonika [Thessaloniki], 1917-1919, 1917. Unpublished Manuscript Account with Photographs. Rare Firsthand Account of Salonika, During a Little-Known WWI Campaign of Of the Macedonia Front. 8vo. 122 pages (consisting of 82 pages narrative in typescript, 1 page table of contents, 2 pages outlining Private Petch's personal timeline of movements, plus 37 pages of illustrations mostly in the form of on-the-spot newsprint photographic views clipped and pasted to paper leafs, but also a scant few small original photographs taken by the writer similarly pasted to leafs, and one example of local paper currency). Together with three original photographs, one "Derby Scheme" uniform armband (brassard, armlet) with the rare clear issue-stamping Red Crown emblem, two ephemeral army documents, and one identification label of Eric George Petch born 1892, and one unused field Army Book 153 for messages (issued in 1915). Together with eight additional family photographs. Some creasing to manuscript leafs, lacking the Forward (pages 1 & 2), otherwise the lot in very good condition, a most uncommon war archive pertaining to a lesser known campaign seldom reported on even in its day. Note: Some photographs and identification herein are of Private Eric George Petch of the British Army Labour Corps. The single-leaf itinerary of war-time movements, which corresponds to the manuscript, is attributed to Percival W. Petch. A cutting from a colour advertisement suggests that Percival Petch was later a comedian. Further research is warranted to ascertain whether the two names are one in the same, Eric Petch using calling himself Percival Petch as a trade name for writing and performing; or whether these are two separate men, relations who both served in the Royal Army during the First World War. Period accounts of the Salonika Campaign are exceedingly scarce, in any form, a rather alarming and certainly regrettable fact for the heros who fought and died in the decisive assaults. [Taking a back seat to the heavily reported Battle of Somme as well as the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, the perilous service and innumerable deaths occurring in Salonika saw no news coverage in Britain during the war itself. Finally, a small portion of a despatch by Sir George Milne was published in the Times on 23 January 1919, long after war's end, and thus, owing to its brevity, effectively maintaining the silence of this untold battle. Finally, a detailed account was published twenty-some years later by 'An Unprofessional Soldier' on the Staff of 28th Division, his paper titled, "I saw the Futile Massacre at Doiran" and published in the 1938/9 Issue 46 of "I Was There." This seems to have been first substantial published account in Britain to draw attention to the campaign. In it he stated, "The Battle of Doiran is now a forgotten episode of the Great War, overshadowed by the doings of Haig in France and Allenby in Palestine. There was no full contemporary account of the Battle in any British Newspaper... The very name of the battle is unknown to most. Yet, in singularity of horror and in tragedy of defeated heroism, it is unique among the records of British arms. The real work of the assault was entrusted to the men of the 22nd and 26th Divisions, who were to attack the Doiran hills, co-operating with the Cretan Division of the Greek Army and a regiment of unreliable Zouaves..."] From the frontlines of a little-known and virulent campaign in Greece during the Great War, comes a surprisingly detailed and eloquent description of indigenous customs in the environs of what was then known as Salonika, this dispersed with observations on the hardships imposed by the war, and the awkward integration of multiple nationalities trying to survive economically, physically and psychologically. Perhaps most significant, in terms of historic events in Salonika, is a chapter he titles "Flames Destroy" and which describes the devastating Great Thessaloniki Fire of 1917. . Manuscript.

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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

      London: Constable & Co Ltd, , 1917. Quarto. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial gilt titles on a white ground to front board, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour plates mounted on heavy white paper with loose tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Presentation inscription (dated 1941) on verso of front free endpaper; old pale stain on back cover, light rubbing to extremities, head and tail of spine only slightly bumped, short closed-tear into margin at p. 209, light offsetting from tissue guards yet still an excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 505 of 525 copies signed by the artist; with the extra plate signed by Rackham (in its original printed envelope), a repeat of that facing p. 178 ("He hurried away with long strides").

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        Femmes

      Paris: S. e., 1917. Ed. numérotée. Couverture rempliée. Très bon. Daragnès, bois. In-8. 129 pages. Couverture tachée, et taches en marge de quelques pages, petite réparation au dos. Exemplaire no. 210/250/285. Complet des trente et une gravures sur bois. (Monod, 11086).

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales

      Constable & Co Ltd, London 1917 - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 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. Respined, using original spine; board edges slightly worn; spotting to preliminaries. Lacks the envelope containing a separate plate and the white silk page marker. Otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anecdoten van paarde kenners, paarde liefhebbers, ruijters en ross-kammers. Naar waarheid en eijge ondervinding opgesteld. Door een gepensioneerd cavallerie officier.[The Netherlands, ca. 1815]. Folio (38 x 24 cm). Manuscript on paper written in brown ink in a readable Latin hand, with the title on p. 72, illustrated with 30 small watercolour drawings of horses mounted on the leaves (mostly about 8.5 x 11 cm), and a washed pen drawing with 5 caricature figures before a monument (9.5 x 16 cm), mounted above the dedication. Half vellum (1930s?), gold-tooled spine.

      Nicolaas Gerard van Huffel, in: Oude Kunst II (1917), pp. 248-252. Very beautifully illustrated manuscript by a retired Dutch cavalry officer who had been in Prussian service against Napoleon Bonaparte in the years 1806 to 1813, giving his personal account of the horses he kept and traded during his career. The fine watercolours, executed with great care and refined draughtsmanship, show portraits of all 31 horses the author once owned. The text of the manuscript is also of considerable interest. The author relates many entertaining stories and includes many personal details his lifelong schooling in horsemanship, displaying a profound knowledge of horses. He also gives accounts of his daily life in the Prussian army. The manuscript provides insight into the life of the Silesian and Saxon noblemen, proceedings at the horse market in Leipzig, the situation of the army before the Battle of Jena, etc. Moreover, it gives a detailed descriptions of the terrible plundering of the French Wurtenberger Light Cavalry in Silesia, in 1806, and of the Russian invasion of Wohlau in 1813. Separate treatises devoted to these incidents precede the main part of the manuscript (the anecdotes and other information concerning horses) and serve as a sort of preface to them. The author also gives an account of his stay at the camp of the Count van Salm near Bergen-op-Zoom, Netherlands, of a horseback trip from Vianen to Utrecht, during which his horse fell and died, and another trip, from The Hague to Zutphen, on a tireless Zeeland horse. The manuscript explicitly refers to events from 1806 to June 1813 and was probably written soon after the latter date.In 1917 the manuscript apparently belonged to Nicolaas Gerhard van Huffel (1869-1936), physicist, amateur painter, collector of graphic art and teacher at the school of graphic arts in Utrecht. The ink borders drawn around the mounted drawings have sometimes bled through the paper and on two leaves the stiffness of the mounted drawing has caused the manuscript leaf to tear along that border, a small and mostly marginal tear affects one word of the text, and there is a marginal stain in the foot margin of a couple leaves and occasional minor foxing, but the manuscript is still in very good condition, most of the watercolour drawings fine. A remarkable horse manuscript, providing insight into horse trading & keeping, and army life in the period 1806 to 1813 and with 30 beautiful watercolour drawings of horses.

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        Poulbot Huit Pages De Croquis

      Paris France: Les Belles Editions, 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. . First Edition. Portfolio. Good. Illus. by Francisque Poulbot.

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        The Greatest Mother in the World

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

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        7 eigenh. Briefe u. 72 eigenh. Postkarten m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 115 S., Qu.-Kl.-8 (Postkarten) bzw. 8 bis 4 (Briefe). An seinen Künstler-Freund Alfred von Schrötter. - Sehr erfreut! Merkwürdig!! Du hast nie so sauber u. deutlich geschrieben - eine Wohltat! Hans beeinflusst Dich! Erich: wie wichtig ist das Beherrschen fremder Sprachen! Da hat man in unserer Erziehung schwere Fehler gemacht! Hans wird großen Nutzen aus s. Gefangenschaft ziehen!! Wie viel Leute sollte man fangen, damit sie sich auf sich besinnen! [...] (Dachau, 28. 9. 1917). Die politische Lage!! Wie schwer u. langsam die Wahrheit durchdringt!! Wie in der Kunst!!! Man muss ohnmächtig zusehen! [...] (Karlsruhe, 22. IV. 1931). [...] Mein Herrichten der Bilder für meine Aprilausstellung am hiesigen Kunstverein ist 1 fürchterliches Geschäft. Vieles ist fertig zu machen, Rahmen passen nicht etc. [...] (Ebda., 5. II. 1932). - [...] Von Bedeutung war seine Freundschaft mit Adolf Hölzel, der in Dachau eine Malschule unterhielt und den er dort 1892 erstmals besuchte. 1896 übersiedelte Ludwig Dill nach Dachau, wo er sich in der damaligen Holzgartenstrasse (heute: Ludwig-Dill-Straße) ein kleines Häuschen gekauft hatte. Zusammen mit Arthur Langhammer und Adolf Hölzel gründete er die Malerschule Neu-Dachau, was ihn zu einem der wichtigsten Vertreter der Künstlerkolonie Dachau machte [...]. 1899 ging Ludwig Dill als Lehrmeister nach Karlsruhe. Dort unterrichtete er von 1899 bis 1919 an der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe. Der Künstler kehrte in den Sommermonaten immer wieder nach Dachau zurück, wo er sein Häuschen besaß [...] (Wikipedia). --- Alfred von Schrötter (1851-1935) studierte von 1872 bis 1877 an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste Malerei bei Karl Mayer und August Eisenmenger, in der Folge war er zwei Jahre Schüler von Hans Canon und von 1879 studierte er in München an der dortigen Akademie bei Ludwig von Löfftz. 1897 übersiedelte er nach Dachau bei München, wo er zusammen mit Ludwig Dill, Adolf Hölzel und Arthur Langhammer zu einem namhaften Vertreter der Neu-Dachauer Richtung wurde. Als Gründungsmitglied der Münchner Secession entwickelte er gemeinsam mit Dill und Hölzel eine effiziente Methode des Kunstunterrichtes, die den Schülern größtmöglichen Freiraum zur eigenen Entfaltung gewähren sollte. Im Jahre 1900 wurde er als Leiter einer Meisterklasse für Malerei an die Zeichenakademie in Graz berufen, an der er bis 1923 als weithin bekannter und sehr geschätzter Lehrer wirkte. Alfred Schrötter, der dem Steiermärkischen Kunstverein als Ausschussmitglied angehörte, bildete eine ganze Generation steirischer Künstlerinnen und Künstler heran, u.a. Marie von Baselli, Norbertine Bresslern-Roth, Leo Grimm, Franz Hofer, Axl Leskoschek, Karl Mader, Paul Schmidtbauer, Fritz Silberbauer und Franz M. Zerlacher. Neben Paul Schad-Rossa und Wilhelm Gurlitt stellte Alfred Schrötter von Kristelli eine Schlüsselfigur der Grazer Zeitkunst dar. - Beiliegend eine Bleistiftskizze Dills mit einer Wegbeschreibung. -

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        Long Autograph Letter Signed signed 'Sandro' in pencil, to Martin Wood (Lance Corporal 1/5 Buffs, of the Indian Expeditionary Force "D" to Mesopotamia)

      1917 - at the Chelsea Arts Club, saying "Fancy my finding myself in this part of the world at last! It's the 3rd time that I've volunteered . There is seldom more than one point of excitement . it may be a cluster of palms about the reed huts of an Arab encampment - or a majestic dhow sailing down the river", near a village "an excited crowd of men women & children . run along the banks with fowls eggs, & fish to sell . They are . classicly grand . Yesterday a tall beauty reminded me . in features & pose of the tragic musing girl in Walker's "Vagrants" . The day before yesterday we passed Kurnah the site of the Garden of Eden . Since we left the Gulf for the river, we have been steaming for 5 days & it is at least another 3 before we reach the farthest line of the British conquest", he talks of the marvellous fertility of the riverside, "If her vision were not obscured by the startling events nearer home", Great Britain "would rub her eyes to see this enormous rich gain to her Empire . I wonder if the Dilettanti still meet . I like to imagine you stepping into the breach & giving a paper", he jokes about the subject of his next, envelope with F.P.O. postmark, 3 sides 8vo., 'On the Tigris - past Ezra's Tomb', c/o Postmaster, Bombay, 17th November Kut had been recaptured in February 1917 and Bagdad reached by river on the 11th March. The expedition relied for most of the length of the Tigris on boats drawing only 3½ or 4 feet.

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        [ALBUM OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE SEVENTH NEW YORK INFANTRY PATROLLING THE TEXAS BORDER DURING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION AND TRAINING IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR WORLD WAR I SERVICE]

      McAllen, Tx.; Spartanburg, S.C., 1917. 72 silver gelatin photographs, most approximately 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches, plus two photo postcards. Oblong octavo. Black cloth album. Photos mounted directly to black card stock, with a few laid in. Several leaves chipped, first two leaves detached. Slight curling and mirroring to some images. About very good. A lively album of vernacular photographs compiled by a member of Company M of the 7th New York Infantry from when the unit was station along the Texas border at McAllen during the Mexican Revolution and when it was training for service in World War I in South Carolina. Forty of the images in the album depict the company in McAllen, Texas, and the remaining thirty-two show them at Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina. New York's 7th Regiment was called up from the National Guard and reached the Texas-Mexico border in July, 1916. More military units followed, and the force at McAllen eventually numbered 10,000 soldiers. The photographs contained here show the men on patrol along the border, riding horses, posing with civilians and around the city, handling rattlesnakes, and performing exercises. Other images show the men in their tents, horsing around and gambling, and standing by the Rio Grande. One of the photo postcards shows a group of Mexican generals, including Pancho Villa. The South Carolina pictures document some of the same activities, with more emphasis on training exercises, camp activities, and group photographs. Many of the images from this period are captioned in manuscript on the versos. After its training was complete, the regiment was sent to Belgium and France, where it served with distinction. An engaging photograph album that unites two of the major American military concerns of the period.

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        Cours des Téléphonistes de Ligne & des Téléphonistes d'Observation

      OFFERING: An exceptional World War I manuscript guide to the first telecommunications training course taught to technical servicemen at the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr. An introduction to aerial observation and reconnaissance methods used by the French Navy Airship Corps, the manuscript is divided into a technical methods overview and an extensive reconnaissance appendix with graphic study examples. Completed sections are documented and dates precede the course's inception, making it likely, the maker, A. L. G. Pariset of the French Navy, participated in preparations for teaching the course. Parisets had been French Navy officers for generations. The 164 pages manuscript has 108 finely executed color illustrations and decorations, most done to scale, some in pastel, pen & ink and pencil. Some data entries, captions and texts are written in multiple inks and the title page is done with inventive letter forms, after telephone apparatus. Neatly done mounts include the medallion lithograph on the half title page, (it shows the Premier Groupe D'Aerostation logo with dirigibles and balloons), and an extraordinary lift-off and reveal topography. The Operations Manual (pages 1-97) has sections on direct current power systems with generator and battery, field telephone instrumentation, military Morse code, and the launch and positioning of captive Caquot observation balloons using motorized winch techniques. The Reconnaissance Appendix (pages 98-164) demonstrates the interpretation and recording of enemy artillery intelligence with terrain imagery tables, aerial topography exercises for accurate mapping, an exposition of projectile designs with charges, fuses, and ranges, and an overview on recording meteorology data, including the making of altitude charts. DOCUMENTATION: The title page states the manuscript is done by Monsieur Pariset. An embellished signed inscription on the final page of the manuscript's operations section is dated October 21, 1917 and sited St. Cyr L'École. He has also initialed A. L. G. P. in an artillery table in the appendix, and on a rear endpaper. A meteorology table exercise, mounted in the appendix is dated September 13, 1917. The first contents page in the appendix is dated October 31, 1917. French Navy Airship Corps: established in 1916 but reliant on collaboration with the long established French Military Airship Service. Army airship equipment was transferred to the Navy in 1917 and the Aviation Center at St. Cyr was established November 26, 1917 to facilitate training. Their motto; "they study for victory." CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: clean, colors fresh, five pages with neatly cut author excisions, four at the gutter, p. 45 with a light bottom tip crease, pp. 71-72 with a tiny fore-edge chip. / Wrappers: some fingering, rubs, edge tears, cover label with slight soiling; corners on lower side chipped; sunfaded spine, crown and foot with some wear with loss. / Boards: lower side with bent corner. / Binding: spine slant, head and foot of hinges with splitting and rearmost signatures with light separation but binding is solid and reliable. ILLUSTRATIONS: 98 with captions including schematics, figures, tables, plans, charts and topographies. There are 52 figures, done in multiple inks or ink (one double-page, eighteen full-page) + 27 finished drawings, twenty four done in pastel, ink, and pencil (fifteen full-page), three in ink + 9 tables, one mounted, and five extending multiple pages (one illustrated table extends 4.5 pages) + 5 charts, 3 plans, and 2 topographies. DECORATIONS (10): 5 footpieces (1 repeat), 3 vignettes, 1 headpiece, and 1 lithograph by P. Tabor, dated March 1916. FORMAT: French Navy issue handbook, wrappers with rounded corners, sewn with light blue graph paper, upper side with a mounted buff title label with lunette corners, handwritten title in ink; sky blue wrappers on outside, over inner brown wrappers, folded over flexible cardboard. SIZE: 172 x 110 mm. BACKGROUND: Telephones were first used in warfare by the British in India (1877) but the telephone was first used extensively by the military in World War I. Balloons were first used in warfare by the French at the Battle of Fleurus (1794), but development of techniques and operations expanded at an enormous rate during World War I and use of balloons for intelligence reached its peak. Both sides generally employed balloons a few miles behind the front lines. By November 1918, the French Navy Airship Corps was organized into 12 ballooning aviation centers with 104 pilots, 175 technical crew and 2657 non-specialists. [Vercken, Histoire succincte de l'aéronautique navale, p. 34] CAQUOT BALLOON: Colonel Charles Renard of the French Army developed a tethered balloon system attached to a trailer in 1880. An improved design was introduced by French engineer, Albert Caquot in 1914 and adopted by the Allies. The Caquot tethered Type R has a tear-drop shape with three stabilizing fins. Its steel cable attached to a superior two-motor winch that enabled safe tethering to an altitude of 3,000 feet. REFERENCE: Leroy, Le personnel de l'aérostation maritime française 1917-1919, pp. 104-113. Morareau, Feuilloy, Courtinat, Leroy and Rossignol, L'aviation maritime francaise pendant la Grande Guerre. Vercken, Histoire succincte de l'aéronautique navale 1910-1988. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        The Quill:A Magazine of Greenwich Village, Vol.1 and Vol.2 First 12 Issues Bound

      Sheridan Square Company 1917 - Bound volume of THE QUILL:A Magazine of Greenwich Village, Vol.1 and Vol.2 (first 12 issues)Includes numerous adds for local businesses.Published by Sheridan Square Company in 1917.Edited by Harold Hersey. Boards show scuffing/rubbing - inside front gutter split but still holding, otherwise issues in good condition.Bookseller since 1995 (ULTV-TS-down-R) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notes Prises au Front.

      P. Société Littéraire de France. 1917 - In-4° (34,5 x 26,5 cm), en ff, sous chemise cartonnée à attaches, dos de toile rouge. Recueil de 12 planches H.T. d'André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, sur la guerre de 1914-1918. Tirage limité à 220 exemplaires, un des 200 sur vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        DER CÄSAR VON AMERIKA. EIN PRÄSIDENTENROMAN

      Berlin: Oesterheld & Co., 1917.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-368, original decorated gray boards printed in brown, top edge stained red, gray-green endpapers. First German edition. A translation, from the Magyar, by Dr. Adolf Kohut, of AMERIKA CÉZÁRJA (1915). An American millionaire with super bombs ("Vulkanitbomben") takes over the United States and becomes emperor. Bloch (2002) 2113. A very good or better copy. KVK reports 5 copies. (#143998)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Partly-printed Signed Railroad Bond

      South Carolina, 1917. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 9.5 x 13.25 inches, The Piedmont and Northern Railroad Company $50,000 gold bond, Series A #AL 31, issued by the State of South Carolina, to Duke Farms Company, Somerville New Jersey, for Doris Duke under trust indenture, May 2, 1917, principle and interest payable in City of New York, Borough of Manhattan, signed "J.B. Duke." One cancellation hole far from his signature; near fine condition. American industrialist and robber baron best known for the introduction of modern cigarette manufacture and marketing.

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