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        Songs of the Stalwart

      NY: Appleton, 1917. The first edition of this early book by the noted Sports writer. In the rare dustwrapper that has some reinforcement to the obverse and some closed tears, but shows quite well protected in mylar. The book has the number "93" written on the ffep. in small type. Overall, a bright, clean copy of this 200 pp. book of verse with a section of baseball poetry entitled "Songs of the Game". Handsome!. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG.

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        Mark Twain's Letters

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. A Fine copy of this two-volume set of Mark Twain's Letters, the same being arranged and commented upon by Albert Bigelow Paine, and being one of 350 sets of this Large Paper Edition, illustrated. Chemised and slipcased, the Volumes are in Fine condition with each volume showing a mild bump / binding defect to its front board's upper right corner. Volume II lacks the tissue guard to its frontispiece. The set wears a Very Good or better example of the rare dust jackets which, being oversized (as issued), in addition to water spotting to the spine panels, show some wear and tear to the portions which overlap the board edges and spine ends. Each dust jacket also shows some additional edge tearing with some of the tears stabilized by archival tape applied to the verso. The two-volume trade edition was bound in red cloth and copies of it are, in our experience, far from common. Copies of this Limited edition -- bound with a cloth spine and paper-covered boards -- of which only 350 were issued, are quite scarce indeed and copies in their original dust jackets (in any condition) are somewhere between being as scarce as hen's teeth and RARE. An EXCELLENT SET OF THE 350-COPY LIMITED EDITION IN THEIR ORIGINAL DUST JACKETS which are, in our experience, RARE INDEED.

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        Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Original supple vellum with gilt spine title and Zilverdistel vignette on upper cover. (4), 148 p. Set by hand from the Zilvertype and printed in red and black by J.F. van Royen on his own hand-press in 125 copies. Text in English, colophon in Dutch. Excellent copy.* The Zilvertype was designed in 1914-1916 by S.H. de Roos in collaboration with Van Royen. It is considered the most harmonious roman of De Roos.

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        Scrapbook-diary documenting two years spent by a female singer performing for U. S. soldiers stationed in France during World War One. Compiled by Beulah Chase Dodge.

      France, 1917-1919. This large 12? x 14? scrapbook contains 100 pages chock-full of diary entries, photographs, official documents, programs, postcards, pamphlets, letters, newspaper clippings, menus, travel vouchers, schedules, dog tag, autographs of Queen Marie of Romania, and more. The contents are in very nice shape. The handwriting is small and dense but legible. The pages are starting to brittle and have edge-wear that affects the text in a few pages. The first two leaves are disbound; all of the rest have had their binding holes reinforced and been reinserted into the album. The album cover has minor wear. Ms. Dodge, who was originally from Syracuse, New York singer and performed in the theater around the turn-of-the-century while she was in her twenties and thirties. When it became clear the United States would be sending soldiers overseas to fight in World War One, she volunteered her services to deploy along with them as a YMCA worker where she and her group, The Liberty Quartet, performed in tents and in the open wherever doughboys were assigned. This is a treasure trove of material with detailed notes about almost all of the attached ephemera and Dodge?s writing provides exceptional insight not simply into the life of an American female service worker deployed with the American Expeditionary Force, but one who performed for the doughboys, often close to the frontlines. While Dodge?s narrative is without doubt the heart of this album, highlights of its other contents include * Dodge?s YMCA National War Work Council international identification certificate and U.S. YMCA dogtag; * Dodge?s Armee Americane Ordre de Service and several YMCA Movement Orders; * Dodge?s Authorization to wear the War Service Chevron; * An ?Official Citations? card presented by the 2nd Division; * Dodge?s Certificate of Release and Honorable Discharge Certificate; * Dodge?s passport; * Photographs of The Liberty Quartet; * Seven photographs of the ?Y? Girls Baseball Team playing a game; * Many photographs of soldiers and service workers; * Two photographs of Dodge singing for soldiers on atroopship heading home; * The pamphlet, ?Experiences in a Camp Canteen? containing reminiscences of the service workers who opened the first YMCA canteen in France; * A YMCA Songbook; * Dodge?s colorful luncheon place card autographed by Romania?s Queen Marie; * French bread ration tickets and ; * Victory editions of the Paris edition of the New York Herald and the Continental edition of Daily Mail. Very scarce. Detailed journals of World War One YMCA or Red Cross workers for even short periods of time are uncommon, and 100-page diary-scrapbooks documenting two-years spent by a female YMCA entertainer traveling throughout France to entertain doughboys are simply otherwise non-existent. As of 2016, nothing similar is for sale in the trade nor listed in OCLC, and there are no auction records for similar items at ABPC, Rare Book Hub, or WorthPoint.

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        [Ashbee, C R - Rarity] Where the Great City Stands, A Study in the New Civics

      London: The Essex House Press, 1917. First edition. Quarto. Original bright blue pictorial paper covered boards, beige cloth spine with black lettering. In extremely scarce original pictorial tan dust wrapper repeating the same cover design with stylized skyscraper city scape and geometric lines and lettering. 121 superb illustrations by Ashbee, central figure in the Arts and Crafts design movement, printer and architect and founder of the Essex House Press. Includes monochrome plates and illustrations, errata slip tipped-in at front, untrimmed. Presentation Copy from the author's wife, inscribed by Janet Ashbee on front endpaper 'To Mr & Mrs. Walmsley With (premature) Christmas wishes from the author's widow. 1959'. A fine copy of a scarce book and one that is rarely found in presentable condition. This is the first copy we have ever seen in the original dust wrapper.

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        Autograph letter signed

      1917 - FROST, Robert. Autograph letter signed. Amherst, Mass: January 6, 1917. One sheet of laid paper (10 by 6-1/2 inches), folded once to make four pages, written on all four pages. $2800.Lengthy, four-page autograph letter signed by Frost to his friend Robert von Moschzisker, Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge and legal author, regarding improvements Frost was making to his "little old farm house" and making arrangements for an upcoming visit.The letter, penned entirely by Frost, reads in full: "Amherst Mass. January 6 1917. Dear von Moschzisker: We too have deserted the high places for the winter. We have come to Amherst to profess Poetry till next June (no later). And it was well we had Amherst to come to, because we had about driven ourselves out of our house in Franconia by the building operations we had set going in it. The changes we are making in the house are mostly on the inside: they hardly show on the outside""not at all from the front: our object has been to keep it what it was, a little old farm house: but we had ripped up floors and moved windows and doors till we hadn't any where to lay our heads or sit down to read a book. So, as I say, it was a mercy that we were asked to come to Amherst just when we were. I tell you all this about the house because I saw that Mrs. von Moschzisker looked worried when I told her we were going to make it more habitable. You can assure her we have saved it about as it was. "The book came when I was in the middle of moving and a dozen other things. I haven't had time for it yet. I shall be sure to have a lot of pleasure out of it. A friend of yours edited the one you sent a year ago. As it happens a friend of mine, John Erskine, edited the one you send this year. I notice one omission on your part: you failed to write your name on the fly leaf of the book where I should like to have had it. "Now as to when we were thinking of visiting you. I spoke of January 28th. That still seems the best date. I shall have engagements on both sides of Philadelphia at Baltimore and at Princeton just before and after the 28th. Elinor will be with me. What do you say? Sincerely yours, Robert Frost." A Pennsylvania state Supreme Court judge at the time of this letter, von Moschzisker went on to become the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1921. Faint foldlines. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        DOLLY BLOSSOM AND HER WARDROBE

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

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        The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and A Play in Verse

      The Cuala Press 1917, Dundrum - Edition limited to 400 copies. 47 pp. Original grey cloth spine over blue paper-covered boards. Title in black lettering to front cover with paper title label to spine. Minor nick to label. Boards slightly faded at edges and with a little spotting to cloth. Blue endpapers. Colophon in red at rear. Internally clean. No ownership names. Leaves uncut. A VG copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (ORIGINAL WW1 Poster) TO MAKE THE WORLD A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE IN"

      1917. First Edition. Near Fine. This is an ORIGINAL vintage World War One poster by Artist Herbert Paus, entitled "TO MAKE THE WORLD A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE IN...DO YOUR PART - BUY GOVERNMENT BONDS". 1917. Large foremat: 36" x 55 3/4" (91 x 142 cm) plus approximately !" of perimeter linenbacking, which frames the poster. Expertly linenbacked by Studio C of Vista, California. Striking image of American combat troops silhouetted against a red sky and the American flag. Herbert Paus was the artist for The Delineator magazine, and created large posters for the U. S. Bond Board in World War One. He did advertising illustrations as well as additional magazine work. Signed in the print. This is one of the most dramatic and collectible posters of WW1. Scarce. Linenbacked, and with some superb restoration by the artisans of the well-known Studio C of Vista, California. Beautiful and suitable for framing.

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        (ORIGINAL WW1 Poster) "ANOTHER NOTCH CHATEAU THIERRY..U. S. Marines"

      United States Marine Corps, 1917. First Edition. Fine. This is an ORIGINAL vintage World War One poster by Artist Adolph Treidler, entitled "ANOTHER NOTCH CHATEAU THIERRY...U.S. MARINES". 1917. Linenbacked by Studio C of Vista, California. 30" x 40" plus 1" linen perimeter border. A very collectible World War One USMC recruiting poster, showing a United States Marine using a knife to carve a victory notch in the stock of his 1903 Springfield rifle. He is wearing a typical helmet (often referred to as a "Brodie helmet" after its designer, John Leopold Brodie) with the Marine emblem affixed in the front, and carrying then standard 782 gear. The Battle of Chateau Theirry preceded and is generally included in descriptions of the larger battle of Belleau Wood. Legend has it that the Marines who participated in the Battle earned the title of "Teufelshunde" ("Devil Dogs") from the Germans. Adolph Triedler (1886-1981) was an artist known for his magazine illustrations, advertising work and wartime posters. Nicely linenbacked with some superb restoration by the artisans of well-known Studio C of Vista, California. Beautiful and ready for framing.

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        Sights and Scenes in Fair Japan [ 50 Coloured Plates, with an Additional 22 Illustrations ]

      Yokohama: Kelly and Walsh, 1917. Complete with 50 coloured plates as listed, With an additional 22 illustrations pasted to blank verso of plates. The additional illustrations are a mixture of period prints and water colours.No date circa 1917. Book measures 14 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. List of plates. 1. The Main approach to the Imperial Palace, Tokyo. 2. The Cherry Season. The Uyeno Park. 3. New Street looking towards the Imperial Palace. 4. Display of Dolls and Toys on the Girl Festival. 5. The Imperial Palace Moat. 6. One of the entrances to the Mausolea. 7. Tokyo 'en fete ' The approach to the shimbashi Station. 8. A Private Parlour in Winter. 9. The Wistaria in blossom. 10. A Bust Canal in Tokyo. 11. An Irish Garden. Tokyo. 12. A Room in a Modern Department Store. 13. Loyus Lake in Tokyo Park. 14. The Celebrated Daibutsu. 15. Enoshima. 16. The 'Odori' a Dramatic Dance. 17. Miyanashita. 18. Peony Beds in Tokyo. 19. A View of the Sacred Mt. Fuji. 20. A Glimpse of the Pacific From a Train on the Tokaido Line. 21. The Fancy Carps made of Paper,Silk, or Cotton. 22. Grand shrine of Ise. 23. The Cha-no-Yu. 24. The Temple of Kiyomidzu. 25. The Kinkakuji. 26. A Summer Evening on the Kamogawa River. 27. The Higashi Honganji. 28. The Gate of the Kasunga Shrine at Nara. 29. A Scene near Kyoto. 30. Horyuji. 31. Posing as the Ancient Warriors. 32. A Tea Plantation with the Leaf Pickers at Work. 33. Dotombori. 34. Ama-no-hashidate. 35. Glories of Autumn in Japan. 36. The Feudal Castle at Himeji. 37. A scene in the celebrated ' No ' Dance. 38. A Peep of the Inland Sea. 39. Playing on the ' Koto '. 40. Miyajima. 41. Kintai-bashi. 42. Chiyo-no-matsubara. 43. The Ikebana. 44. Mt Aso, an Active Volcano in Kyushu. 45. In the Ground of Nikko temples. 46. Avenue of Stately Cryptomerias. 47. A Display of Chrysanthemums. 48. Matsushima near Sendai. 49. A Characteristic Japanese Dance. 50. A Typical Landscape Garden. All of the original 50 plates are coloured. Bound in original publishers Japanese silk boards, bound together with ties. Silk is rubbed and worn on edges, with wear loss on corners, dust/dirt marked, gilt title almost obliterated. Generally binding is grubby but in good solid condition. Internally, some dust or dirt marking to margins. Plates in good condition.. A good solid copy. . Large Quarto.

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        Water Colour Rendering Suggestions

      Cleveland: J.H. Jansen, 1917. First Edition. Hard Cover. vg. Octavo. Cloth back folder with ties. With title page, index and 45 mounted color plates. Seven of these are by Maxfield Parrish and thirty-eight are by Jules Guerin. The description of plate 4 has a line drawn through it as the original description is incorrect. Also there is an inscription from former owner on the front cover's pictorial label. There is browning and foxing to title page. Plates are fine.

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        [TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HERBERT HOOVER TO WARREN G. HARDING, REGARDING AN APPLICATION FOR A POSITION IN THE FOOD ADMINISTRATION]

      Washington, 1917. 1p. Quarto. Old fold lines. Two small chips at left edge. Very good. Letter written by Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration to Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding in response to a letter recommending Mrs. L.F. McFarland for a position. Hoover writes, "At the present moment, it is impossible to say to what extent the Food Administration can avail itself of Mrs. McFarland's services, but I can assure you that her application will receive every attention." Harding's secretary has written a manuscript note at the end of the letter, "For Mrs. McFarland's information," and signed on behalf of the Senator. A correspondence between two future Presidents.

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        Versteigerung des Künstlerischen Nachlasses der Landschaftsmalerin Tina Blau. Mittwoch, den 28. März 1917. 240. Kunstauktion von C. J. Wawra, Lothringerstrasse 14.

       Wien, C. J. Wawra 1917. 4°. 15 (1) S., 141 Tafelabb. Mit Frontisp. OKart. Einbd. staubfl.Seltener, umfangreicher Katalog mit 143 eigenen Werken. Vorwort v. A. F. Seligmann. Auktionsergebnisse handschrfiftl. eingetragen. Inliegend: Kauf-Auftrags-Zettel. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Kunst, Kataloge, Auktionskataloge

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        Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

      London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1917 - Quarto. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge green, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and chipped at extremities (tape repair on verso), offsetting and foxing to endpapers. A very good copy. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates mounted on heavy grey paper, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression. This edition has one plate less than the deluxe edition, which included a plate at p. 178 entitled "He hurried away with long strides". The presence of a dust jacket is not noted by either Latimore & Haskell or Riall; this example is priced "10/6" on the spine. Latimore & Haskell pp. 46–47; Riall p. 129. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Job (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1917 - First Edition. Lewis' fourth book and his first work of serious fiction, the story of a woman working in a man's world, an early call for sexual equality in the workplace. Lewis would continue on to a successful and lasting career as one of the major American authors from the early to mid twentieth century. In 1930, he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Fine in a Very Good copy of the scarce dust jacket. Light offsetting on the endpapers, else book is clean and fresh. Dust jacket evenly toned, with a chip to the crown affecting the "E" in "THE." With cello tape reinforcements along the edges and spine folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE

      RACKHAM, ARTHUR. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE abridged from Malory. NY: Macmillan 1917. Thick 8vo, 517p. + ads, green gilt cloth, neat archival strengthening of front hinge else fine. 1st U. S. edition, illustrated by Rackham with 16 beautiful color plates and lovely black and whites.

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        Dubliners

      New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1917. First American edition with American sheets, 8vo, 288 pp. Some gatherings, comprising perhaps half the book, browned. Original cloth, marked and rubbed, spine a little browned. Slocum & Cahoon A10. Preceded by the 1914 London first edition and a 1916 American edition which used the same (British) sheets.

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        A Princess of Mars

      A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago 1917 - First edition. (first pub. All Story Magazine, 1911). The first novel Edgar Rice Burroughs published. Black cloth, stamped red. 327pp. No Jacket present. Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover. Two-tone Frontipece and four black and white plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Six Months in Politics by "West Country Miner." [This Book is printed for the Private Record of the Recipient only.]

      [London:] Harrison and Sons, 1917 - Quarto (245 x 182 mm). Original beige cloth, covers with blind rule border, spine lettered gilt. Covers splashed with oil paint flecks, joints, corners and spine ends rubbed and worn, inner hinges cracked but firm; a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait of Lord Kitchener, "drawn specially for 'The People' by E. Huskinson. (Reprinted from "The People," June 4th, 1916)" and four photogravure plates. Inscribed "P. A. O'Brien With the compliments of The Author 6.XI.19" below the limitation statement and dated March 1917 beneath "West Country Miner." First and only edition of a collection of articles dedicated to "that Great Nation who strong through suffering bore single-handed at Verdun the death-bleeding Burden for her backward Allies - backward through no lack of Will for Service, but from their Failure to Prepare for the Struggle - I, conscious of its imperfections, venture humbly to offer this Record of Endeavour as evidence of the Yearning of the British Common People to Suffer with La France until at length, through that Sacrifice and Service in which she has set so inspiring an example, we Achieve Emancipation from World Slavery to combat which, tools of Peace laid aside, we gripped ourselves to Endure to Victory or Death." The author, a self-styled "West Country Miner", recounts his political adventures during the First World War, seeking to support Lord Kitchener over Lloyd George, and reprints much of the correspondence published at the time in various political journals and newspapers. Loosely inserted is a carbon copy of a letter sent to the recipient of this copy, P. A. O'Brien of Constancia Consolidated Inc., in Nicaragua, in which the "West Country Miner" described the book as "a record for my friends of the motives that suddenly impelled me into effort in an entirely new direction." Also loosely inserted is a single printed sheet, extracted from "The World's Work" of July, 1918, entitled Lord Kitchener and Mr. Schwab. The volume ends with the reprinting of a poem by Laurence Binyon, entitled "Kitchener", originally published in the Evening Standard of March 15, 1917. Copac locates a single copy, at the London School of Economics; Not found in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      München, Selbstvlg., 1917 -18 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. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Soziale Bewegung - Anarchismus

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        Dubliners. Second printing, April 1917.

      Huebsch, New York 1917 - 288 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Nachdem vierzig Verlage die Publikation aufgrund moralischer Bedenken abgelehnt hatten (das englische Recht sah die Bestrafung von Druckern und Verlegern obszöner Literatur vor), erschien das Buch schließlich 1914 in London bei Grant Richards. Die Auflage betrug 1250 Exemplare, von denen 746 einen Käufer fanden. Die Druckbögen der restlichen 504 Exemplare verkaufte Richards dem New Yorker Verleger B. W. Huebsch für eine amerikanische Ausgabe, die - mit entsprechendem Titelblatt versehen - 1916 erschien, zeitgleich mit der Erstausgabe des Romans "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". Bei unserem Exemplar handelt es sich um den zweiten Druck der "Dubliners" (den ersten vom amerikanischen Neusatz). Das hintere fliegende Vorsatzpapier wurde entfernt und das hintere Innengelenk ist teilweise aufgeplatzt. Auf dem vorderen Vorsatzpapier wurde ein mit Tinte geschriebener Name entfernt und die letzten 6 Blatt haben einen kleinen Eckabriß (weit außerhalb des Textes). Außerdem ist das Papier ab S. 193 deutlich gebräunt und S. 257/8 hat am oberen Blattrand eine kleine Fehlstelle. Der Einband ist an den Gelenken und den Deckelkanten etwas berieben, am Rücken hat das Leinen oben und unten jeweils geringe Fehlstellen. Trotz dieser Gebrauchsspuren handelt es sich um ein insgesamt noch ordentliches Exemplar der 2. Auflage von Joyce' erster Buchveröffentlichung, einer Sammlung von Kurzgeschichten über Einwohner Dublins, die heute als Meilenstein moderner englischer Prosa gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      Paris - Librarie des Amateurs, A Ferroud, 1917 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A very scarce copy of Charles Baudelaires Les Fleurs du Mal. This is the fiftieth anniversary edition of this textfrom the Librarie des Amateurs series by A Ferroud. Illustrated throughout with numerous page header and footervignettes. With original hand coloured paper wraps bound in thisbook. With illustrations by George Antoine Rochegroose, a French historical and decorative painter and then wood-engraved by Barbant. Les Fleurs du Mal or The Flowers of Evil, is an entire volume of poetry by the eminentFrench author CharlesBaudelaire. It was first published in 1857 and a pioneering and important work inboth the symbolist and modernist movements. Thematically this poemdeals with decadence and eroticism. It issegregated thematically into six sections. Through this work Baudelaire conveys his ideas of the changing nature of beauty in a modern, industrialising,society. This particular work of Baudelaires has great significance due to its initial reception. Originally both the author and publisher were prosecuted as this work was viewed as an insult to public decency. Baudelaire was fined 300 francs from this prosecution. Charles Baudelaire was an eminentFrench poet of the nineteenth century. Most notably, Baudelaire is credited withcoining the term 'modernity' to designate the ephemeral, yet fleeting experience of life in an urban metropolis. Condition: In a half morocco binding from H Capelle, binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper. Externally, very smart with justsome veryminor bumping to the extremities. Remnants of prior owner's bookplate to recto of frontendpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Werke der Darmstädter Ausstellung 1914 und andere Arbeiten nach Entwürfen von Professor Albinmüller (Mitglied der Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt).

      Karl Peters Jubiläums-Ausgabe 1917, Magdeburg - 4°. (6) S. + 90 Tafeln. Orig.-Pappband. Einband gebräunt, berieben bzw. stellenweise beschabt und fleckig; Ecken und Kanten beschabt und teils stärker bestoßen; Rücken fehlt; Vorsätze gebräunt, fleckig und mit Wasserrand; zwei kleine Nummern auf vorderem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt bzw. 2 Stempel und 1 Nummer auf hinterem Spiegel; handschriftliche Notiz auf dem Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arquitectura y Construcción. Resumen Anual de Arquitectura, Bellas Artes, Ingeniería, Decoración e Industrias Constructivas, Así en España Como en el Extraniero. Vol. I (1917/1918) through Vol. 3 (1919/1920)

      The first 3 vols. (422, 342, 442) of the second series published of the Spanish architecture journal, published annually, under the editorial direction of Manuel Vega y March, containing essays and articles on architecture, engineering, and fine and decorative arts in Spain and abroad, topics include architectural tradition, contemporary Spanish architecture, religious architecture, and architectural styles and specific examples from all over the world, advertisements, technical sections with extensive indices of architects and artisans. Profusely illustrated throughout from photographs, floor plans, elevations, and drawings, primarily black and white with a few color illustrations. 4to. Orig. cloth boards. Spines shaken, some rubbing especially to extremities. Barcelona (Establecimento Gráfico/Thomas) 1917-1920. Arquitectura y Construcción began publication in 1897, first appearing biweekly until 1901, when it switched to a monthly format. In 1916 the first series ended, and the second series began in 1917 with a single volume appearing annually. As of July 2016, WorldCat locates four holdings in North American institutions, one of which is of only one volume.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal

      Paris - Librarie des Amateurs, A Ferroud 1917 - A very scarce copy of Charles Baudelaires Les Fleurs du Mal. This is the fiftieth anniversary edition of this textfrom the Librarie des Amateurs series by A Ferroud. Illustrated throughout with numerous page header and footervignettes. With original hand coloured paper wraps bound in thisbook. With illustrations by George Antoine Rochegroose, a French historical and decorative painter and then wood-engraved by Barbant. Les Fleurs du Mal or The Flowers of Evil, is an entire volume of poetry by the eminentFrench author CharlesBaudelaire. It was first published in 1857 and a pioneering and important work inboth the symbolist and modernist movements. Thematically this poemdeals with decadence and eroticism. It issegregated thematically into six sections. Through this work Baudelaire conveys his ideas of the changing nature of beauty in a modern, industrialising,society. This particular work of Baudelaires has great significance due to its initial reception. Originally both the author and publisher were prosecuted as this work was viewed as an insult to public decency. Baudelaire was fined 300 francs from this prosecution. Charles Baudelaire was an eminentFrench poet of the nineteenth century. Most notably, Baudelaire is credited withcoining the term 'modernity' to designate the ephemeral, yet fleeting experience of life in an urban metropolis. Condition: In a half morocco binding from H Capelle, binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper. Externally, very smart with justsome veryminor bumping to the extremities. Remnants of prior owner's bookplate to recto of frontendpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Livre des perles enfouies et du mystère précieux. Tome I: Texte arabe (KITAB AL DURR AL MAKNOUZ WA AL SIRR AL MA'AZOUZ FI AL DALA'IL WA AL KHABAYA WA AL KUNOUZ). Tome II: Traduction. Tome III: indicateur topographique

      IFAO, Le Caire 1917 - Extremely rare complete set of 3 volumes. Original Arab text and French translation, published in 1907, and the indicateur topographique published by Daressy in BIFAO XIII-XIV in 1917. Half-leather. First edition, in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jahresbericht über die Leistungen und Fortschritte in der Anatomie und Physiologie. Unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Gelehrten unter Special-Redaction A. Hirsch. Bericht für die Jahre 1885 - 1916.

      August Hirschwald, Berlin 1886-1917. - zwischen 150 und 200 S. je Band, Die "Anatomie und Physiologie" entspricht der Ersten Abteilung der "Gesamten Medicin" der gleichen Herausgeber. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 45000 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen und später privates Ganzleinen mit Rückentitel, Bibliotheksexemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit kleinem unscheinbarem Papier-Rückenschild, Stempel auf Titel, Rücken leicht verblichen, Papier leicht gebräunt, gutes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Der schöne Traum". Eigenh. Gedicht (18 Zeilen) mit U. Kitzbühel, 24. X. 1917.

      1917. 1 S. Gr.-4to. "O du mein zermartertes Land | O, ihr meine totwunden Brüder und Schwestern | sagt, habt Ihr nicht einmal den Frieden gekannt, | war das nicht noch gestern? | Du Himmerl, jetzt ein Spiegel voll Blut | Ihre Meere, ohne die eilenden Schiffe | Ihr Häuser und Hütten ohne das Lachen | Ihr Kirchen mit dem verschütteten Gott | sagt mir, wann hat euch der Friede verlassen, | war das nicht erst gestern? [...]". - Alfons Petzold schrieb vor seiner Begegnung mit Joseph Luitpold Stern vorwiegend Couplets und kleinere dramatische Arbeiten, veröffentlichte mit dessen Hilfe 1910 den Gedichtband "Trotz alledem!" und wurde mit seinem Werk zum Wegbereiter der österreichischen sozialistischen Literatur. Mit Freunden gemeinsam gründete Petzold den Ikarus-Bund, veröffentlichte Gedichte in anarchistischen Zeitschriften und war mit Franz Karl Ginzkey befreundet; 1917 übersiedelte er nach Kitzbühel und war hier bis zu seinem Tod als Funktionär der Sozialdemokratischen Partei tätig.

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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 dark green, illustrated label to front cover, pictorial endpapers. With the original printed glassine jacket. Housed in a custom green calf solander box. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations by the author. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Tips a little worn; an excellent copy in the jacket with some chips to spine panel and some nicks to panels. First edition, first impression. One of the last letters Potter wrote to Norman Warne was about this book, but the project was laid aside with his death. Fruing Warne was pressing Potter for another book, and this compilation, rather than an original work, was agreed upon. The frontispiece was initially prepared for Hildesheimer & Faulkner in 1894.

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        Stunning Signed Photograph, 8 x 10, matte finish, 1917

      1917. Bara is shown full length, in a layered lace long gown, standing by an ornate fireplace with mirror, likely from "Camille." Photograph by Witzel with photographer's white stamp in lower right corner. She inscribes in French and signs with fountain pen, "Tres sincerement, Theda Bara 1917."

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        British Birds

      London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1917-1918. 142; 72; 86; 115, 82 col plates. Hardback. 4 vols, 4to, orig. cloth, gt, teg, some minor rubbing, spines lightly faded; 3 small indentations to front board of vol. IV. Some light foxing to text, plates clean. Vg good set. Mixed editions: vols 3 & 4 - 2nd edition (1918, 500 print run each); vols 1 & 2 - 3rd edition (1917, 500 print run each).

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Royal Flying Corps [R.F.C.] Club Letter Signed + Signed Trenchard Card

      12th February 1917. 1917. 9'' x 7'' double page Royal Flying Corps Club headed letter / flyer dated 12th February, 1917 SIGNED by 'Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson' Chairman of the Committee, the reverse of the letter giving details about the club and its fees. Henderson was the senior leader of British military aviation during World War I, having previously established himself as the leading authority on tactical intelligence in the British Army. He served as the commander of the Royal Flying Corps in the field during the first year of World War I and was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force as an independent service. After the war Henderson was the first Director-General of the League of Red Cross Societies. Included with the letter is a SIGNED card by Viscount Trenchard 'Trenchard - Creator of the R.A.F.' The top of the letter is SIGNED Lieut. A. J. Simpson.' Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Jerry of the Islands

      Mills and Boon 1917 - A fine copy in a very good plus wrapper which has had a chip restored on the spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Platero y yo (1907-1916) Primera edición completa

      - Madrid, Casa Editorial Calleja, 1917, 322 p. Primera edición completa. En rústica original. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CAPTAIN GAULT

      CAPTAIN GAULT ; BEING THE PRIVATE LOG OF A SEA-CAPTAIN London - Eveleigh Nash Company Limited 1917 1st ed. viii, ix-xi, (i), 13-299, 4pp poem, (i). Red cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. Clean, tight, and bright with the usual yellowing to the cheap wartime paper. Ownership signature of M Herman (?) on front free endpaper. Very good. Ten stories relating the criminous adventures of the roguish smuggler, Captain Gault, three of them relating to his outwitting of the Germans during the First World War. Contains ten stories : "Contraband of War;" "The Diamond Spy;" "The Red Herring;" "The Case of the Chinese Curio Dealer;" "The Drum of Saccharine;" "From Information Received;" "The German Spy;" "The Problem of the Pearls;" "The Painted Lady;" "The Adventure of the Garter;" "My Lady's Jewels;" "Trading with the Enemy;" "The Plans of the Reefing Bi-Plane," and two poems "Amanda Panda" and "Billy Benn."

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        Il Secolo Illustrato. (Lo sport illustrato).

      Milano, 1917, Ên. 1/24 (annata completa) rilegata in mezza tela, pp. 924. Unite vi sono i n. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 del 1918 e 19 del 1919. Il periodico prosegue l'attivit? dello "Sport illustrato" che mantiene nel sottotitolo e, pur nel periodo bellico, non manca di segnalare le ridotte gare sportive con foto e notizie. Sulle prime di copertina campeggiano foto di scene dalla guerra, ma anche belle illustrazioni di Dudovich, De Carolis, Barchi, Bucci, Adri, ed altri. All'interno straordinarie foto dal fronte ed anche belle illustrazioni di Nattini, Iribe, Mazzoni, Sinopico e tanti altri. Documento importante sulla prima guerra mondiale, con bellissime foto, aerei, ecc.. (Ferraguti)

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        Een Voorbereiding. Zijnde de cahiers van Kristiaan Watteyn. Met een tekening van de schrijver en een voorrede van R. Queselius uitgegeven door E. du Perron.

      Bussum, W.N. Dinger, 1917 [= 1927]. Ingenaaid. 232 p. Niet afgesneden. Met frontispice. Gedrukt in een oplage van 120 door de auteur genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Omslag gescheurd, verkleurd en los.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op p. (2): 'Madame./ Vous êtes pleine d'indulgence. C'est/ pourquoi je me permets de vous/ offrir ce compte-rendu -plutôt banal - d'un mariage raté. Mais oserais-je/ vous conseiller de le lire?... Ah,/ Madame, ceci, - c'est une tout autre/ affaire! EdP.'. Dit is het laatste van de 20 exemplaren die niet in de handel kwamen. Niet in Het Leven is wellicht een farce. Geschreven boekopdrachten van E. du Perron, verzameld en ingeleid door Kees Snoek (Amsterdam 2005). Batten/ Stols 22.

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        Trente et un poèmes de poche « Poèmepréfaceprophétie » par Guillaume Apollinaire

      Paris, Editions "SIC", 1917 In-16, broché, couverture muette, non paginé, 36 ff. n. ch. Édition originale du second livre de l'auteur (son premier livre De la mort à la vie, essai dramatique paru en 1905 chez Messein, renié par lauteur, fut quasi intégralement détruit). Lun des 3 ex. sur Vieux Japon à la forme (après 2 ex. sur Tochi de Formose, et avant 5 ex. sur Hollande et 125 ex. sur bouffant). Beau poème inédit de Guillaume Apollinaire en guise de préface. Achevé d'imprimer le 28 avril 1917 par la Société Générale d'Imprimerie et d'Édition Levé, imprimeur typrographe auquel Albert-Birot fit appel pour imprimer la revue SIC à partir du n°12 (numéro dans lequel figure le célèbre calligramme d'Apollinaire «Il pleut», chef d'uvre typographique accompli en une nuit, avant le lever du jour). Le quatrième poème de ce recueil "cielbleu sapinsverts maisonsblanches" est un calligramme. Tous sont admirablement composés. Ces poèmes furent présentés pour la première fois par Guillaume Apollinaire le 29 avril 1917, en séance privée et lus par Germaine Albert-Birot, Juliette Daesslé, Marguerite Renault et Marcel Herrand. .

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        AILES GLORIEUSES. Exploits, combats, raids et bombardements de l'aviation de guerre française, par Henry Farré, peintre des Ministères de la Guerre et de la Marine, observateur bombardier du premier groupe de bombardement. Album de 20 scènes d'aviation et 4 portraits d'As. Introductions par les Capitaines HEURTEAUX, de KERILLIS, ROECKEL et le Lieutenant PATRIDGE.

      P., Editions d'Art Guerrier, 1917. In-folio, 2pp., 24 planches, cartonnage illustré. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur papier chiffon.

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        Inscribed copy of: Cinq Pièces Faciles pour piano a quatre mains (main droite facile) Andante, Española, Balalaïka, Napolitana, Galop. Geneva, Ad. Henn, 1917.

      1917. Oblong 4to. 19 pp. Original wrappers. First edition, inscribed "pour Madame René Auberjonois, en grande sympathie, Igor Strawinsky, Morges 17-IX-17". - The present volume constitutes an impressive document of Stravinsky's life during the October Revolution. A composition for his children, this work was penned in 1914/15, shortly after leaving Russia forever and settling down into Swiss exile, all connections to his Russian homeland having been severed by the Great War. The events of the war also meant that Stravinsky was unable to solicit commissions, receive royalties, or even contact his publishers; his collaboration with Djaghilev had more or less ground to a halt, their tour having returned hardly any profit. It was at this time that Stravinsky had to rely upon the generosity of wealthy Swiss patrons such as Madame Auberjonois, who was the first wife of the post-Impressionist Swiss painter René Auberjonois, mother of author Fernand Auberjonois, and later grandmother of the American actor René Murat Auberjonois. Stravinsky had met René Auberjonois in the fall of 1917, during the planning stages of "Histoire du Soldat", and he later became an important acquaintance of Stravinsky's. The present copy must have been presented during the early years of their friendship.

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

      Hi, Here we have a rare 1917 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and the spine. The boards are excellent, very clean and crisp, hard to fault, if being picky a small line to the rear. Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. Amazingly clean inside apart from one exowners stamp(?) to page 2 , other than that it'd be on my bookcase. Very good, clean yellow pastedowns. Minimal foxing. A lovely book. Rare, No restoration.

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        Napoleon og Garibaldi. Medaljer og rids.

      - Gyldendalske Boghandel, Kjøbenhavn og Kristania 1917, 2. gennemsete opl. (10), 332 s., indbundet i meget smukt privat pragtbind i grønt helmaroquinbind med ophøjninger og rig forgyldning på ryg og permer, indvendig guldbordure og 3-sidet guldsnit, med ori

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        Nederlandsch-Belgisch Comite voor Propaganda ter Plaatsing van Belgische: L'Oeuvre de la Croix Mauve

      Drukk Kotting, Amsterdam 1917 - This WWI era poster features a woman with a distressed infant on her lap, reaching out her hands in supplication.Translation: Dutch - Belgium propaganda committee for the placement of Belgium children in the Netherlands. Work of the Purple Cross. Art Exhibition organized by the work of the Purple Cross to benefit the poor little children of Belgium with the kind cooperation of a great number of artists from the 4-11 of November 1917 in the auditorium sold to benefit the charity. Alfred Ost (1184-1945) was a Belgian artist based in Antwerp. In good condition with minor edge wear. Minor creasing. Lined with linen. Poster. Original lithograph. 43.5 x 31.5 inches.

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