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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1917 - 1917 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good Condition.

      Hi, This lot is an 1917 Original Hardback Wisden. In Superb condition The World War One Hardbacks are very rare, especially in this condition. The boarda are very clean with excellent, extremely bright gilt to the front and the spine, one tiny bit of rubbing can be seen to the bottom left of the front board by the spine) to the top, the rear board is near perfect and the spine gilt is very bright and original. The hinges are very strong and the yellow pastedowns in top condition and very bright yellow. Name to pastedown top and internally a nice clean book. This book is as good as mine on my shelf, if not better, my copy has a slightly darker spine cloth but it is signed by Pardon (if you prefer that one , please email me as I cant decide which one to own). A rare Wisden in superb condition (++) and a very nice price.

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      Chromolithograph, folding into original grey paper wrappers bearing printed title and explanatory text, former owner’s pastedown slip to front cover and upper-left corner of map (Good, map with some wear and chipping along original folds with very minor loss, some light stains from old tape repairs to verso; wrappers with edge-wear and detached at spine), 98 x 126 cm (38.5 x 49.5 inches). - Buenos Aires: Oficina Cartográfica Balcarce, 1917. Extremely rare and unusual – a very large-format propaganda and ethnographic map depicting the maximal territory of the envisioned future nation of Yugoslavia, published in Buenos Aires during the height of World War I by the Croatian émigré and political activist Marcel Kolin. This extremely rare, very large-format, separately issued work is one of the most extraordinary maps concerning Yugoslavia to be made during the 20th Century. Made in 1917, at the height of World War I, but before the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it depicts the hoped-for future nation of Yugoslavia, with its maximal territorial scope as envisioned by Pan-South Slavic activists. It was published in Buenos Aires, having been devised by the prominent pro-Yugoslavian propagandist Marcel Kolin, who then resided in exile in Chile. The publication was officially sponsored by the Jugoslavenska narodna obrana (JNO, the Yugoslav People’s Defence organization), a committee of Croatians living in South America dedicated to the cause of an independent Yugoslavia. The purpose this quad-lingual map was to establish and legitimize the notion of a future ‘Greater Yugoslavia’ in the minds of both Yugoslavians and global powers in the run up to the end of World War I and the supposed defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In short, it was hoped that if the notion of a ‘Greater Yugoslavia’ gained popular currency then the supposedly victorious Entente powers would be inclined to support its creation at the resulting peace conference. - SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRITION.

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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1917. First edition. Three line gift inscription in ink dated 1917 on front free endpaper. Orange enamel stamping on front cover a bit dull but fully present, top edge of pages dusty, a nearly fine copy. Nice copies of this book are uncommon. No dust jacket. (19956). Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-326 [327] [328: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover, original dark brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange. The first book of the Mars series. Burroughs' first published story (written in 1911) and his only story to originally appear under a pseudonym. The story first appeared under the byline "Norman Bean" (he had intended that pen name be "Normal Bean") as a six-part serial "Under the Moons of Mars" in a Munsey magazine, THE ALL-STORY, February-July 1912. This novel preceded the first publication of "Tarzan of the Apes," published in the October 1912 issue of THE ALL-STORY. This popular novel inspired numerous writers and influenced the space faring sword and raygun stories as well as influencing scientists and filmakers. "...this pioneering account of John Carter's magical transmission to the the planet Mars and his subsequent baroque adventures established a new template for fiction set on other planets, developing such imaginative spaces as arenas for exuberantly uninhibited tales of exotic derring-do ... Although it hardly qualifies as science-based speculative fiction, Burroughs's account of Barsoom was enormously influential in pulp SF, standing at the head of a rich subgenre of 'planetary romances' whose evolution was carried forward by such writers as C. L. Moore, Leigh Brackett, and Ray Bradbury." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-194. Made into a feature film in 2012 as "John Carter." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-31; (1981) 1-31; (1987) 1-17; and (1995) 1-17. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-61. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 304. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 25. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 115. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1720-25. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02307. Heins PM-1.

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      FEDERICO SANGIOVANNI & FIGLIO, 1917. ITALIANO 0,04 Estratto dal vol. XLV degli Atti della R.Accademia di Scienze Morali e Politiche di Napoli, pagine intonse, leggermente ingiallite e con fioritura, copertina morbida, ingiallita ai bordi, con fioritura e con traccia di umidità lungo il dorsetto ed al bordo inferiore, piccolo appunto a matita USATO

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      Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1917. First edition. Previous owners name front free end paper, a fine brilliant copy. In a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to corners and edges, mild shelf wear to spine ends, some overall dust soiling to spine and rear panel. Nice copies are uncommon and are scarce in the dust jacket. (10222). Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-319 [320-322: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], eleven inserted plates, several double page, with black and white illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. Illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll. An early American dystopian novel. "...a future world dominated by socialism and science "During the protagonist's sleep, legend has made him a kind of messiah who will deliver the world from this domination. He leads a successful revolt." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-143. "A more considerable work than is generally recognized..." - Bleiler: Science-Fiction: The Early Years #1922.

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        Sonder-Katalog Selbstentladende Eisenbahn-Wagen. Gust. Talbot & Cie, Aachen.

      Aachen, Wilhelm Roerts Hannover (Druck), 1917. 114 Seiten, 24x18cm, HalbLeinen, Farb-Kopfschnitt, Druck auf festem, unbeschnittenen Papier. Dem 30 seitigen Textteil mit s/w-Abbildungen dazwischen folgen Seiten, auf denen fotographische Wiedergaben montiert sind. Die Abbildungen zeigen u.a. verschiedene Entladertypen und Produktionsstätten. Es fehlt eine montierte Abbildung (\'In der Stanzerei Werk Aachen\'). Einige Flecken auf den Deckeln, innen ein gutes Exemplar. Seltene Ausgabe dieser bibliophilen Firmenschrift. Rare. Only one picture is missing. Fine copy. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Eisenbahnbau, Trainproduction, Industrie, Firmenschrift, Bibliophil

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        The Works in Prose and Verse.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Limited,, 1917-1926. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.] 23 volumes, octavo (220 x 143 mm). Finely bound by Riviere and Son in contemporary half tan calf, burgundy and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Photogravure frontispieces, double-page map to rear of each volume. Some spotting to frontispieces and fore-edges, spines and extremities a little rubbed, an excellent set. The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time … In a 'General Preface to the Novels and Poems', dated October 1911 and printed in Vol. I, he explained his classification of his novels here adopted for the first time (revealing his estimate of their relative merits) and offered a brief apologia for his work. This is an essay of primary importance … The Wessex Edition is in every sense the definitive edition of Hardy's work and the last authority in questions of text" (Purdy). Volumes 1-18 make up the novels and volumes 19-23 the poetry; a further volume was published posthumously in 1931 but is not included within this set.

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        The Chinese Nightingale and Other Poems

      Macmillan, New York 1917 - tall 12mo, orange cloth-covered bds dec. in lt. blue and bright gold, gold title bar on spine, blue title on fb in gold emblem with surrounding blue design, sl. bumping to spine ends, trace rubbing to bottom edges, else clean, bright, tight and unworn; internally clean and unmarked; SIGNED by author on ffep with inscription and eight line poem in his handwriting; pp.x.127,(5)adverts; no dj, volume protected in clear mylar cover. A lovely near fine copy of the first printing not only SIGNED by the noted poet, but containing a hand-written poem by him as well. Inscription and poem dated "Christmas 1917." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      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)

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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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        Psychoneurosis of War and Peace. Thesis Approved for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine in the University of London.

      First Edition of the printed Thesis. Octavo. 127 pages. Hardcover / Original publisher's olive green cloth with black lettering on spine and frontcover. Very minor signs of bumping and very few, really only tiny signs of spotting to cover and edges. The binding and endpapers absolutely firm and especially clean inside. Very good or even better condition of this extremely scarce and important publication.['Culpin was among the first who realised that "shell-shock" and the deep effects of fear in war, such as disordered action of the heart, were emotional disturbances, more acute than the anxiety neuroses of peace' - Source: Royal College of Surgeons] Includes for example the following essays: A General View of Symptomatology / Psycho-Pathological Mechanisms / The Part Played by Suggestion / Etiology / Etiological Classification / Treatment / Technique or Revival of Memories / Dreams / Phobias and Obsessions / Hysterical Fits and Epilepsy / Stammers and Tremors / Gross AMnesia / Pathological Irritability / An Autobiography / Various CAses / Difficulties in Diagnosis / Summary / Bibliography /Culpin was among the first who realised that "shell-shock" and the deep effects of fear in war, such as disordered action of the heart, were emotional disturbances, more acute than the anxiety neuroses of peace. His views were accepted and from 1917 till the end of the war he was a neurological specialist in the Army, and subsequently under the Ministry of Pensions. He did excellent work in this field, practising at Maghull near Liverpool, and collaborating with Drs Bernard Hart, T H Pear, and Aldren Turner. He wrote his thesis for the London doctorate on psychoneuroses of war. After his earlier experience in surgery and tropical medicine, Culpin proved a highly original and successful psychiatrist. He was appointed lecturer in psychoneurosis at the London Hospital in 1920, and built up a large private practice at 1 Queen Street. His methods were never spectacular, but he was a pioneer of dynamic psychology. (Source: Royal College of surgeons) During World War 1 Culpin served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. As a military surgeon at Portsmouth and in France his experiences with shell-shocked soldiers led to an interest in war neuroses and its varied psychological manifestations. He published his research findings for his doctoral thesis as Psychoneuroses of War and Peace (Cambridge, 1920). In the 1920s he devoted his time to medical psychology, researched industrial health and lectured part time at the University of London. An eclectic thinker, with interests in psychoanalysis, temperament and abnormality, he was captive of no school, a loner, although well respected. In 1931 Culpin was appointed professor in industrial and medical psychology at the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine. Among his publications was a 1935 article for the Practitioner, 'Neurasthenia in the Tropics', which argued that white people could inhabit the tropics without ill effects. (Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography)

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        Two Summers In The Ice-Wilds Of The Eastern Karakoram. The Exploration of Nineteen Hundred Square Miles Of Mountain And Glacier

      E. P. Dutton and Company, New York 1917 - FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. ORIGINAL tan cloth covers with gilt lettering spine, black lettering front cover, color decoration lower front cover. The book measures 235mm tall x 160mm, and has 296 pages, 141 sepia photos (brown & aqua tinted), 3 folding color maps, index. CONDITION: near fine condition. The text block has been expertly re-sewn and placed with new end-papers. Most copies of the first edition require sewing since the original binding was bound with glue that deteriorated over time. The binding is now properly restored such that it will last for hundreds of years. There is minor puckering (not bad) to the upper front cover, a condition that is fairly common with this book, again due to the original glue that was used. There are no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, no foxing, solid binding. The covers are remarkably clean and bright. There is only a tiny touch of rubbing at the extreme tips of the corners. A superb condition example of a book that often suffers serious condition problems. By far the scarcest of the Workman mountaineering books, especially in collectible condition like this example. COMPLETE with all plates, fold-outs, and maps. THE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM BEING OFFERED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Jolie dévote, 1917

      1917. S.n., Paris -Lapras -Mauves 1917, in-4, [2] 62pp., en feuillets. - S.n., Paris -Lapras -Mauves 1917, in-4, [2] 62pp., en feuillets. - Completo e originale autografo manoscritto di 62 pagine scritto e foliotées fronte in inchiostro nero. Alcuni cancellature e correzioni autografo dell'autore. Date Parigi 15 luglio 1915, Anderlecht 12-13 agosto 1917 e il 28 Agosto 1917 Lapras autografo sulla maglietta. Commedia senza precedenti in due atti e in versi, originariamente intitolato Bene e il Male. L'azione si svolge in Spagna e diretto Leonora, il marito Cazalbas, Ribaldos sua amante, e il suo prossimo Ines. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe complet et inédit de 62 pages rédigées et foliotées au recto à l'encre noire. Quelques ratures et corrections autographes de l'auteur. Dates Paris 15 juillet 1915, Mauves 12-13 août 1917 et Lapras 28 août 1917 sur la chemise autographe. Comédie inédite en deux actes et en vers, primitivement intitulée Le Bien et le Mal. L'action a lieu en Espagne et met en scène Léonore, son mari Cazalbas, son amant Ribaldos, et sa suivante Inès.

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

      London: T. Fisher Unwin Limited, 1917. Undetermined. fine. 1st Edition. Quarto. Bound in the original brown decorated cloth. Gilt title. Original pictorial dust wrapper with advertising on the back panel. Three maps, all folding. 134 plates most in photogravure and a number mounted proof plates. Clean, crisp without any faults. Housed in a custom lined slipcase. Neate W 126. The Workman's 5th and last Karakoram expedition 1911-12. They explored the Hush Valley, Saltoro and Baltoro Glaciers. This being a family copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to Iain Workman MacRobert by William Hunter, his grandfather. Dated April 30th, 1925. This is also the Brooke-Hitchings copy with his pencil notation. an amazing copy in an amazing dust wrapper. It would be difficult to imagine a better copy! 1917

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        Stanford's Map of the Siberian Railway, the Great Land Route to China and Korea

      London: Edward Stanford, 7th August, 1917. Map dimensions 70 x 110.5 cm, overall 76.5 x 116 cm. Large folding map encompassing most of Russia, Mongolia, northern China and Korea with much of Japan also featured, full colour, the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway is highlighted in red, dissected into 32 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original cloth boards with a publisher's yellow printed title label to the upper cover and their printed advertisements to the inner cover and the folded end section. Slight fading to the cloth spine, an excellent example overall. Published in the midst of the Russian revolution, the short lived provisional government established in March 1917 was overthrown by the Bolsheviks that October.

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        The Writings of . . . Autograph Edition [general title].

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, (1917). 10 vols, 8vo, original dark green buckram, black leather labels, gilt lettering. Color frontispieces and illustrations. ¶ An ex-library copy, with the remnants of bookplates carefully removed from the paste-downs, but no other markings; this set appears never to have been read or used. In 1923 Houghton Mifflin bound up some copies of Wiggin's My Garden of Memory, An Autobiography, to accompany sets of The Writings, making an eleventh volume, but it is not always present. See BAL 22689. In fine condition.

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        Fight or Buy Bonds. Third Liberty Loan

      Forbes, Boston 1917 - Original poster. Lithograph. Measures 30 x 40" This beautifully-rendered World War I-era poster is a fine example of the work of Howard Chandler Christy, one of the foremost illustrators of wartime posters in the US. This poster features one of the artist's typical "Christy Girls" waving an American flag with a backdrop of storming troops behind her. The scene is rendered in a watercolor-like style that likely contributed greatly to the poster's effectiveness in motivating American citizens to support the war effort. The poster was released by Third Liberty Loan, which was the largest fund-raising effort in American history to that date. The poster is in good condition with minor edge wear near the top right edges. Fold along center of poster. A lovely example of Christy's work and an icon of the World War I era. Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952) was an American magazine illustrator who gained a reputation for military scenes thanks to pictures he made during the Spanish-American War. His World War I posters were incredibly popular as well, particular in his distinct depiction of charming women with strong values.

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        Der Ziegelbrenner. Hefte 1-8 in 5 Heften. Kritik an peinlichen Kulturzuständen und an widerwärtigen Zeitgenossen.

      8(21 x 12 cm), je ca. 26 S., Geheftet, Sehr guter Zustand Konvolut der seltenen Zeitschrift (erschien von 1917-1921, in insgesamt 40 Nr. in 13 Heften). Die kaum noch aufzufindende anarchistische Zeitschrift Travens mit dem äußerst seltenen ersten Heft sowie der Vierfachnummer zur November-Revolution. - Der 1969 verstorbene Verfasser der B. Traven-Bücher gilt nach Heidemann, Recknagel u.a. als identisch mit dem Herausgeber und meist auch Verfasser des "Ziegelbrenner", der sich damals Ret Marut nannte. Vermutungen über seine Abstammung und seinen wirklichen Namen halten bis heute an. Durch den "Ziegelbrenner" kam Traven (ca. 1882-1969) im April 1919 in der Münchener Räterepublik zu politischer Bedeutung.

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      New York: MacMillan. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; 517 pages; #12/250 lg paper copies numbered in red ink on the limitations page after the Half Title page.. 4to, orig gilt-lettered & -pictorial white kid, t. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; occasionally scuffed, spine ends & edges rubbed, bottom of front joint starting to split. With 16 mtd color plates with captioned tissue guards, 70 b/w illus. Internally clean. 1st Rackham ed. Apr 9 x 12". 6 lbs ; 6 .

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        Straßenszene. Holzschnitt 1917. Signiert,Nr.23 von 50 Exemplaren.

      1917 - Holzschnitt. 1917. Signiert, datiert u. numeriert. 20,2 x 13,1 auf 54,3 x 39,5 cm. - Nr. 23 von 50 Exemplaren auf handgeschöpftem Japanpapier. Abdruck von 1978.-Früher Holzschnitt, entstanden 1917 in Genf, wo Schad, Pazifist und Kriegsflüchtling, sich seit Herbst 1916 niedergelassen hatte. Aus der Zeit ist nur ein Abdruck dieses Holzschnittes bekannt. 15 weitere Handdrucke des Künstlers, die nicht numeriert waren, entstanden nach 1960. - Richter 34. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fleisch. Gesammmelte Lyrik.

      Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Verlag der Wochenschrift Die Aktion (Franz Pfemfert), 1917. . Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung von Gedichten, u.a. die Zyklen "Morgue", "Nachtcafé", "Alaska" und "Der Psychiater" sowie acht einzelner Gedichte ("Krebsbaracke, "Fleisch", "Englisches Café" u.a.). Die Illustrationen auf dem Vorderdeckel und 2 Tafeln. zeichnete Max Oppenheimer (MOPP). - Einband gering bestoßen u. leicht gebräunt, Bezüge gering knickspurig

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      1917. MORSE, Edward S. JAPAN DAY BY DAY: 1877, 1878-79, 1882-83. Boston: Mifflin Company, Cambridge: The University Press, 1917. First edition. Two volumes: xiv, [2], 441; [6], 453 pp. Illustrated with a color frontispiece in each volume and throughout with many b&w text illustrations by the author. Large 8vo., grey pictorial cloth, t.e.g. An almost perfect set both volumes still have the original publisher's dust- jackets. The jackets have a small bit of loss at crowns and edges and are faded on the spines Always a desirable title, this copy is especially interesting due of the presence of both original jackets and the heretofore unseen slipcase. Rare thus.

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        FINISHED ..

      New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1917.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] [1] 2-399 [400: printer's imprint] [401-402: ads] [403-404: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by A. C. Michael, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First U.S. edition. An Allan Quatermain novel. Third book of a trilogy, preceded by MARIE (1912) and CHILD OF STORM (1913). Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Scott 68A. Whatmore F44.6.a. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (front panel reproduces the color frontispiece illustration by A. C. Michael) with light wear along top and bottom edges, some shallow loss at spine ends, and several short closed tears at edges. A nice example of this colorful jacket. (#152662)

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        The Motion Picture Boys

      Saalfield, 1917 The complete series of the five books of the Motion Picture Comrades books from the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Rare in the Motion Picture Boys jackets from 1917. Five volumes, very good in very good dust jackets, comes with a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      New York: np, 1917. First edition. Very Good. REMARKABLE AND IMPASSIONED LETTER BY ROOSEVELT ON THE MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF AMERICANS TO ENTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR. The letter, typed on Roosevelt's Metropolitan Office stationery and dated January 8, 1917, is addressed to Judge Daniel J. Kenefick, the Chairman of the Committee of Protest on Enslavement of Belgians and Poles and reads in full: My dear Judge Kenefick: I wish I could be present at the Buffalo meeting to speak on behalf of the Belgians and Poles, and against their enslavement. As that is impossible, may I, through you, express my deep sympathy with your meeting and its purpose. This nation owes it to itself to refuse to be neutral between right and wrong. Our prime duty, of course, is the duty of self-defense, the duty of protecting the honor and the interest of this country, and of guaranteeing our own people against wrong. But second only to this duty, comes the duty of making our views heard, and, if possible, our weight felt, on the side of righteousness and against iniquity in international affairs. We are false to the memory of the great Americans of the past, if we sit by with our hands folded, and fail to make an effective protest when such hideous enormities are practiced as those practiced by Germany in Belgium. I believe that similar deeds have been done in Poland, but as regards the Belgians, and as regards the men and women deported from northern France, we have not had merely ample, but minute information. These men and women in northern France have been sent into state slavery in Germany, and over 100,000 Belgians have suffered the same fate. They are sent to Germany so that by their labor they are aiding Germans in killing their fellow country-men. No such infamy has been perpetrated in any war between civilized powers for over two centuries. It is for us, as the largest neutral nation, to remember that when neutrals fail to protest against action of this kind, they become accomplices in wrong-doing. A private individual, who sees some powerful law breaker knock down a helpless woman or child, and who himself makes no protest and no effort at rescue of any kind, is rightly regarded as being tainted in some manner with the crime. Exactly the same kind of condemnation should be meted out to this nation for not having interfered to the extent of its power, in the effort to prevent the hideous iniquity that has just been perpetrated. I am very glad that this meeting of protest has been called. Sincerely yours, [signed] Theodore Roosevelt January, 1917, was a critical time in the evolution of US opinion over the war in Europe. As late as January 22, 1917, President Wilson argued, in his "peace without victory" address, that the US should not engage in military action. However, "Germany's decision to begin unrestricted submarine warfare in February 1917 ended Wilson's pursuit of impartial U.S. neutrality... and in mid-March 1917, when German submarines sank three U.S. ships, Wilson was forced to make a choice. No longer able to remain at peace and protect the nation's maritime and commercial interests, Wilson led the United States into the European conflict shortly after the inauguration of his second term. At a special session of the new Congress on 2 April 1917, denouncing Germany's autocratic government and its submarine warfare, he called for war to liberate all nations from this threat, including the Germans themselves. He proclaimed that 'the world must be made safe for democracy.' Four days later, Congress declared war against Germany" (American National Biography). Roosevelt, in this letter, powerfully argues for US involvement on moral grounds, and reveals much about his philosophy with regard to one nation's responsibility to the suffering people of another nation. New York: January 8, 1917. Quarto, two pages (typed on rectos only) on Roosevelt's Metropolitan letterhead. Signed in full in ink and with numerous manuscript corrections in Roosevelt's hand. Expected folds, otherwise fine. ROOSEVELT LETTERS WITH SUCH EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT ARE VERY RARE.

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        Frauenbad" originales Ölgemälde auf Spanplatte ca.62x76cm; unten rechts signiert und datiert 1917 [Maße im dekorativen wie der Szenerie angemessenem Rahmen 80x95cm. Die Rückseite ebenfalls bemalt.]

      - "Ladies' bath" original oil painting on wooden panel approx.62x76cm; bottom right signed and dated "1917" [Dimensions of the decorative frame 80x95cm. Backside even painted, I prefer the front.] Luft- und sonnenbadenden Frauen an einem kleinen künstlich angelegtem Teich, umgeben von einer Mauer und Schatten spendenden Bäumen, damit das ewig Weibliche sich an- und ausziehe und naturbade, vor neugierigen Blicken geschützt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        \"Das neue Berlin\" - \"Zur Ägyptischen Finsternis\". Original Tuschezeichnung unter beigem Schrägschnittpassepartout.

      Wohl Berlin 1917 Blattgröße: 245 x 193 mm. Loses Blatt, Bildgröße: ca. 203 x 167 mm (Im weißen Rand minimale Verfärbungen von einer früheren Montage, sonst gut.) \"Klaus Carl Friedrich Richter (geb. 25. Januar 1887 in Berlin; gest. 3. Januar 1948 ebenda) war ein deutscher Maler und Schriftsteller. Richter war Sohn eines Arztes und studierte in Mailand und München Philosophie und Sprachen, bevor er sich der Malerei zuwandte. In Paris studierte er anatomisches Zeichnen bei seinem Onkel Robert Richter und wurde dann Schüler von Lovis Corinth in Berlin, wo er auch die Bekanntschaft von Magnus Zeller machte, mit dem er ab 1911 ein gemeinsames Atelier unterhielt. Ebenfalls ab 1911 stellte Richter bei der Berliner Sezession aus. Gleichzeitig arbeitete er auch als Schriftsteller, war ein Jahr lang Schauspieler bei Max Reinhardt und schuf Bühnenbilder für den frühen Stummfilm. Ab 1919 lehrte er an der Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1922 wurde er dann Professor an der Kunstakademie Königsberg, wo er auch an der Universität Vorlesungen hielt. Ab 1927 war er Professor an der Berliner Hochschule für Bildende Künste.Er war ab 1929 Mitglied und von 1937 bis zu seiner Absetzung durch Joseph Goebbels 1940 sowie 1946/47 Vorsitzender des Vereins Berliner Künstler. 1940 erhielt er den Auftrag, ein Porträt von Hermann Göring anzufertigen, das allerdings nie abgeliefert wurde. Bei den Sitzungen in der >Wolfsschanze< entstand auch ohne Auftrag sein künstlerisch bemerkenswertes Porträtgemälde von Adolf Hitler (1941), das in zwei nahezu identischen Versionen erhalten ist. Das Werk stellt den Diktator jenseits der offiziellen Propaganda apathisch und zusammengesunken mit leerem Blick dar. (...) Zu seinen Schülern zählte unter anderen Rudi Lesser.\" (vgl. Wikipedia).Original-Tuschezeichnung von Klaus Richter auf Papier, signiert und datiert 1917 im unteren Bildrand rechts, mittig unten im Bild bezeichnet: \"Zur Ägyptischen Finsternis\" und unter dem Bild im weißen Rand benannt: \"10. Das neue Berlin\". Rechts unten im weißen Rand ein weiterer kleiner Vermerk Richters mit rotem Stift. - Original drawing, black indian ink on paper, signed. Very good. - Unikat. - RFM. Original-Tuschezeichnung - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Originalgraphik - Expressionismus - Berlin - Originalgraphik Tuschezeichnung Expressionismus Kunst Illustration Handzeichnung Berlin Preußen Unikat]

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        Um den Rosenstein

      Widmung "Zur Erinnerung an Weihnachten 1917", Seiten sind altersentsprechend nachgedunkelt und fleckig, Text gut zu lesen,einzelne Blätter lose und rissig

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        The Complete Writings of O. Henry.

      NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917. - THE MEMORIAL EDITION SIGNED. 14 vols., 9" x 6-3/8", illustrated by Gordon Grant, signed by the publisher Doubleday. Bound in 3/4 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine, a VERY GOOD set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Handbook of China Proper. Vol II: Kiangsu.

      Naval Staff Intelligence Divisio, 1917. 8° , Leinen C.B. 437. Copy 146. 640 pp. With 17 plates and 18 plans, without the separate maps and plans. A good and rare copy. Versand D: 5,00 EUR China

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        [Op. 22]. Vier Lieder op. 22 für Gesang und Orchester Vereinfachte Studier- und Dirigierpartitur (Hiezu ein Vorwort). [Short score]

      Wien... Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 6060], 1917. First Edition, first issue of the complete cycle. Rare. Rufer (Engl.) pp. 40-41. Ringer p. 314. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 15-16. According to the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, the second issue (1920) is printed on paper of better quality and slightly larger format (259 x 337 mm vs. 264 x 337 mm). The second of the songs, "Alle, welche die suchen," was published previously in the avant-garde periodical Zeit-Echo: Ein Kriegs-Tagebuch der Künstler, vol. 14 (Munich-Berlin: Graphik-Verlag, 1915), pp. 206-09. The Four Songs of op. 22 were Schoenberg's last composition before his seven-year hiatus as a composer, which ended only with his development of dodecaphony. They are set to texts by Ernest Dowson (1867-1900), in German translation by Stefan George (1868-1933) and Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). The title does not specify a register for the vocal part, but a soprano is implied. "Schoenberg's 'simplified score for study and conducting' is supposed to resemble, in its appearance, a piano reduction for two or four--if necessary, also for six or eight--hands... The simplified notation of an orchestral score, however, is not the result of a [similar] simplification of the orchestra... The fact that similar sonorities are written in completely different ways makes reading more difficult, and Schoenberg never reverted to this manner of notation." Agnes Grond, website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.. Oblong folio. Original publisher's green printed wrappers. [i] (title), [ii] (table of contents: the four songs with credits for their texts and specification of performing forces), [iii]-[iv] (preface by Schoenberg), 5-16 pp. Printed footnote to first page of each song (pp. 5, 10, 12-left corner; p. 15-right corner) and with "Stich und Druck von F.M. Geidel, Leipzig" to right of p. 5. Titling of upper wrapper identical with title. The preface, "Die vereinfachte Studier- und Dirigier-Partitur," explains the experimental layout of the score, which is basically a short score. Browned; slightly worn; dampstained at upper margin; to center of upper edge.

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        [Photo Album]: Mount Alison Ladies College

      Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. 1917-1920. Oblong octavo measuring 6" x 8". String-tied black cloth over flexible paper boards with "photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 62 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring around 2.5" x 3" and 3.5" x 5.5" with captions. Very good album with worn edges, some detached pages, and tears with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a woman while attending Mount Allison Ladies College. The photos in this album are from the years 1917-1920. Throughout the album there are group photos of the faculty and students around campus as well as candid images of the women. These include girl's posing in the gymnasium, participating in a marching drill on the campus grounds, and in various costumes. One photo from November 1917 shows a girl posing with a gun, another shows two women pretending to get married with one dressed as a groom and the other a bride, and a variety of Halloween costumes. The girls are also seen cuddling in bed together in their pajamas and posing with school pennants. There are also group photos of the graduating classes of 1918 and 1919 with girls in full graduation cap and gown. One section of photos shows the "Lawn Drill" which was a favorite part of the closing exercises and involved the girls marching and forming shapes on a field with their bodies. Towards the end of the album there are photos of men in World War I with images of men in uniform and one of two men posing by a canon. Beginning in 1854 the "Ladies College" was formed as a branch of the Mount Allison Boy's Academy in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. An editorial written by Mary Electa Adams, a teacher at Mount Allison in 1855, discussed how instead of the normal method of teaching women Mount Allison's programs aimed at "producing women of intellectual Vigour." Adams felt that "women needed and deserved a rigorous academic program." The college was the first in the British Empire to award women a bachelor's degree. An interesting collection of photographs depicting a young woman's education during World War I. .

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        Hotel St.Gotthard Zurich.

      Zürich J.E. Wolfensberger 1917. - Farblitographie auf Papier. Blattgrösse: 127 x 91 cm.

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        Der Spaziergang

      Frauenfeld & Leipzig: Huber & Co, 1917. First edition. Bookplate, spine sunned, hinges tender. Small 12mo, 85pp; boards. A mixed issue, with the erroneous credit to Karl Walser for the cover image at the copyright page, and a tipped-in slip correcting the credit to Otto Baumberger. With the handsome Jugendstil bookplate of Josef Fischl on the front pastedown.

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        Are You 100% American? Prove it!; Buy U.S. Government Bonds, Third Liberty Loan

      Sackett & Wilhelms Cor. N.Y. 1917 - Poster. Lithograph. Page measures 30" x 20" This WWI poster features black lettering framed with a red border and flanked on the top and bottom with American insignia such as an eagle and flags. The design is symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing, as well as strikingly patriotic. This poster is in very good condition and is mounted on bristol board with an acetate cover. Scarce.

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        The Writings of Autograph Edition [general title]

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, (1917), 1917. First edition, number 248 of 500 numbered copies signed by Wiggin. BAL 22679, issue A.. In fine condition.. 10 vols, 8vo, original dark green buckram, black leather labels, gilt lettering. Color frontispieces and illustrations. An ex-library copy, with the remnants of bookplates carefully removed from the paste-downs, but no other markings; this set appears never to have been read or used. In 1923 Houghton Mifflin bound up some copies of Wiggin's My Garden of Memory, An Autobiography, to accompany sets of The Writings, making an eleventh volume, but it is not always present. See BAL 22689.

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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. 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. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations. First edition, first impression. Linder p. 430; Quinby 23. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Belaia staia [White Flock] Belaya Staya

      Giperborei, Hiperborei, Petrograd 1917 - A good, tight copy in original fragile printed wrappers. Small piece missing to lower corner, spine a little chipped, faint cup-ring to upper cover, two small holes to lower cover. Usual browning to paper. ; First edition of Akhmatova&#146;s third collection of poetry.; 136[viii]pp pages [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Album of British Nurse, 1917-1931

      1917-1931. Oblong small quarto. String-tied gray card covers with "Photographs" in darker gray ink on front wrap. 89 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver images. Various sizes, mostly between 1.75" x 2.5" and 2.5" x 3.5", with some larger. Well-captioned images. Ownership "name" ("Myself") on front wrap, two images lacking (but the album is unpillaged), else near fine. Album created by a British nurse, first caring for invalided soldiers in WWI and then continuing on during her service at various private homes and public hospitals. Although the photographs are well-dated, they are not laid out strictly chronologically. The earliest seem to be devoted to her tenure at Torbay Hospital in (confusingly) Torquay in South Devon between 1917 and 1918 caring for soldiers (the current Torbay Hospital was built in 1925, so presumably this was an impromptu hospital set-up for war service). Afterwards it seems that she might have worked as a private nurse on a number of estates (Sherrington Manor and others), at Beach Hill Nursing Home in Barnstable (where she is seen holding babies), and finally ending up at Golden Square Throat Hospital in London. A good number of the pictures are of the compiler and other nurses in their uniforms, some with recovering soldiers. Others are of her traveling, in a bathing costume, and near the end in 1929 in a bridal gown. Also included are a few pictures of Golden Square Throat Hospital and its staff, as well as a few "photostrip" images of the compiler, some taken at Selfridge's. While the compiler has identified many of those in the album, she has not identified herself. A little research and some triangulation could certainly result in a possible positive identification of the compiler. A pleasing album with good quality images and which is nicely subject specific. .

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        Parnassus on Wheels

      J.B. Lippincott Company, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto 1917 - Later Lippincott edition broadly SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper with the inscription, "And signed for [name] with best wishes from Christopher Morley," dated May 20, 1944. Beautiful signature sits large and prominent amid inscription and date. Though this edition may not be so rare, the author's signature is exceptionally scarce in any edition let alone in such a compelling presentation. Both the book and the jacket are in beautiful shape with very little wear except for some moisture damage. As for the jacket, the moisture has caused some darkening to the spine, but there is no associated puckering or misshaping. The jacket sits flush with no tears or shelf wear, though the inside of the jacket has been dyed red in places along the spine from the moisture. The book itself is clean and crisp with no writing or marks of any kind. The bright red boards are flat and true with no corner or edge damage, though there is some slight discoloration or fading along the spine from moisture as well. This scarce copy comes protected with an archival mylar dust jacket cover. Satisfaction guaranteed! [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The King of Hedjaz and Arab Independence: With a Facsimile of the Proclamation of June 27, 1916. Together with the Proclamation issued at Baghdad by Lieut.-General Sir Stanley Maude, after the occupation of that city by the British Forces

      London: Hayman, Christy & Lilly, Ltd,. 1917. First. First edition. Small octavo. 14, [2]pp., frontispiece portrait of King Hussein, folding facsimile of the Proclamation. Stapled printed wrappers. Corners of wrappers slightly bumped, else near fine. Important publication of the Proclamation. OCLC seems to locate no copies in the U.S. .

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