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        Rundfrage über Karl Kraus.

      Innsbruck, Brenner-Verlag [1917]. - gr.-8°. 43 S., 2 Bll. OHPgmt. Kerry K 787 - Mit eh., mehrzeiliger Widmung von Ludwig v. Ficker an Adolf Loos, datiert Juni 1917. Eines von nur neun numerierten Exemplaren auf Volpini-Bütten. - Beiträge von S. Friedländer, Peter Baum, Carl Dallago, L. E. Tesar, Richard Schaukal, Peter Altenberg, Hermann Broch, Richard Dehmel, Albert Ehrenstein, Willy Haas, Oskar Kokoschka, Josef Lanz von Liebenfels, Else Lasker Schüler, Adolf Loos, Thomas Mann, Thaddäus Rittner, Otto Rommel, Richard von Schaukal, Robert Scheu, Arnold Schönberg, Otto Stoessl, Georg Trakl, Frank Wedekind, Franz Werfel und Stefan Zweig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Works of Henrik Ibsen

      New York - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A?beautiful collection?of famous Norwegian playwright, director and poet Henrik Ibsen's work. Collated, complete in 13 volumes. With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume and an additional 2-3 plates per volume of actors and actresses performing Ibsen's plays. The contents of each volume are: Volume I : Lady Inger of Ostrat, The Feast at Solhoug and Love's ComedyVolume II: The Vikings at Helgeland and The PretendersVolume III: BrandVolume IV: Peer Gynt A Dramatic PoemVolume V: Emperor and GalileanVolume VI: The League of Youth Pillars of Society Volume VII: A Doll's House and GhostsVolume VIII: An Enemy of The People and The Wild Duck Volume IX: Rosmersholm and The Lady From the SeaVolume X: Hedda Gabler and The Master BuilderVolume?XI: Little Eyolf, John?Gabriel Borkman and When We Dead AwakenVolume XII: From Ibsen's Workshop. Notes, Scenarios and Drafts of the Modern PlaysVolume XIII: Life of Ibsen by Edmund Gosse?with Essays on Ibsen?by Edward Dowden and James Huneker. ??Each volume has an introduction written by Scottish critic and writer, William Archer. Archer played a large role in introducing Ibsen to the English public as he translated The Pillars of Society for its performance at the Gaiety theatre in 1880. Henrik Ibsen played a large role in the development of theatre. He?was the founder of the theatrical genre Realism as well as being a founder of Modernism in theatre. His works are the most frequently?performed in the world after Shakespeare. His play A?Doll's House is still performed and adapted today; it was the world's?most performed play in 2006. Ibsen is ranked as one of the most distinguished playwrights in European tradition. ?A Doll's House,?an early example of Realism,?caused some controversy on its initial?reveal. This is because the protagonist, Nora?leaves her husband and her children because she wished to escape her marriage and discover herself. Ibsen was initially?forced to re-write the ending for performance in German theatres. This ending saw Nora collapse before the curtain is brought?down. ?However, in later performances and publication, this edition included, the original ending remains. Condition: In half morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, excellent with a small amount of shelfwear to the heads and tails of spines. Frontispiece to volume XIII has been misbound upside-down. ?Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. There are watermarks to some pages of all volumes, most noticable to the endpapers and title pages. Several gatherings within each volume remain uncut at the foredge. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        William Henry Meeker: His book [Signed]

      Published Privately Printed First Edition 1917. 1917. First edition hard back binding in original quarter russet brown cloth covers, paper label to the spine, grey paper covered boards. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains [vi] 257 printed pages of text on Nettunia water marked paper with monochrome tissue guarded portrait frontispiece, two tissue guarded plates to the rear, Lafayette Flying Corps certificate, and two memorial plaques. Printed in a Limited Edition of 150 copies. William Henry Meeker drilled with the Harvard Regiment as a Private, Corporal, and Sergeant. He sailed overseas, and received additional training at the French School of Avord. He reached Pau for training at the French School for Aviation Acrobacy on September 10, 1917, and was tragically killed on his trial flight at Pau, on September 11, 1917. He was buried at Pau, France, on the same day. Darkening to the spine, otherwise in Fine condition, in clear acetate dust wrapper. SIGNED by the author's parents to the front free end paper 'To Virginia from Billy's Father and Mother.' Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Kriegsanleihetag der Osterreichischen Buhnen

      Ku.K. Hof Lieferant I. Weiner, Vienna 1917 - Roughly translated as "Austrian Theater War Bond Day," this poster shows the members of Austria's theater community who contributed to the war effort in May of 1917. Three figures, two men and a woman, gesture toward the exclamation that "Wir alle zeichnen Kriegsanleihe!" written in red. Below them, twenty-two portraits detail prominent figures of the Austrian stage. The poster is mounted on linen and in very good condition. Poster. Lithograph printed 1917 mounted on linen. To printers margins measures 49.5 x 37.5".

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        BALLETS RUSSES. PROGRAMME. PARIS 1917. Les Ballets Russes a Paris. Représentations Exceptionelles avec le gracieux Concours des Artistes de M. Serge de Diaghilew. - Programme des Ballets Russes. Les Ballets Russes à Paris. Saison - Mai 1917. [Guillaume Apollinaire: Parade et l'Esprit nouveau].

      Paris, Mai 1917. Folio. Bound in a contemporary half cloth (with Picasso paper label to spine) - with original illustrated extra wrappers (with a picture by Picasso on the front and the décor for Baba Iaga on the back); original illustrated wrappers for Théatre du Chatelet (drawing by André Marty on front, and advertisements on back) in grey and red; original illustrated coloured wrappers for Programme des Ballets Russes (front wrapper illustrated by Picasso with the Chinaman-costume from Parade). An excellent and unusually well perserved copy with only slight browning to some leaves and a very small tear to lower blank margin of first wrapper. Apart from the described wrappers and extra-wrappers, there are, in all, 24 leaves with -mostly photographic- illustrations (four of them with original hand-colouring on top) and 6 leaves of text.Free back end-papr with the original errata-leaf, which also states that the illustrations Femmes de bonne humeaur and Parade have been hand-painted by Carlos Socrate, after the designs of Bakst and Picasso, and that the front wrapper for Parade (the Chinaman) has been handpainted by Picasso himself.. Scarce original printing of this seminal avantgarde-publication, the May 1917 Théatre du Chatelet- publication that presents Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in Paris - here containing the entire separate publication mainly devoted to Jean Cocteau's groundbreaking ballet Parade - being one of the most important publications in the history of modern art. It is here, in his presentation-article to Parade that Apollinaire coins the term surrealism and thus lays the foundation for the seminal cultural movement that Bréton came to lead. Furthermore, the ballet Parade represents a historical collaboration between several of the leading artistic minds of the early twentieth century: Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Léonide Massine, and Serge Diaghilev, and is famous, not only for its contents and its music, but also for its magnificent costumes designed by Picasso, the drawings of which are presented in the present publication for the first time - most famously the front cover for the Parade-programme, which depicts the Costume de Chinois du ballet PARADE/ Aquarelle de Picasso, an etching with original, stunning pochoir-colouring (hand-painted by Picasso himself!).It is the 1917 ballet Parade - the first of the modern ballets - originally presented for the first time in the present publication, that marks Picasso's entry into the public and bourgeois institutions of ballet and theatre and presents Cubism on the stage for the first time. The present publication constitutes an outright revolution in the history of art, theatre, and ballet.Several variants of this spectacular publication exist, but the one we have here is as original and complete as it comes, containing the entire contents of the different variants. We not only have the extremely scarce and fragile dust-wrapper and the equally scarce illustrated coloured double-wrappers (front: Peinture de Picasso; back: Décor de Larionow pour le ballet BABA IAGA''), but also the entire 1917 Théatre du Chatelet-programme (in original illustrated wrappers) with the entire separate parade-issue -also entitled Programme des Ballets Russes- (also in original illustrated wrappers), with more than 20 leaves of photographic illustrations containing pictures of the actors and actresses, also in their spectacular avant-garde-costumes, Bakst's portrait of Leonide Massine, Picasso's portrait of Stavinski, Bakst's portrait of Picasso, Picasso and Massine in the ruins of Pompei, Picasso's drawings of a scene from Parade and of Massine, as well as several (mostly humorous) advertisements. But more importantly, we have, apart from the above-mentioned famous Chinaman by Picasso, in original pochoir-colouring, the other famous etching by Picasso Costume d'acrobate du ballet Parade/ Aquarelle de Picasso, also in original pochoir-colouring (bright blue), the seminal presentation-article by Apollinaire, which coins the term surrealism (see bottom of description for full translation of this groundbreaking preface), the two Les Femmes de Bonne Humeur-figures by Bakst, Constanza and Battista, printed and heightened in gold (pochoir), the printed costume by Larionow, Les contes russes, which is with original bright red and blue pochoir-colouring, and the Le Mendiant-costume by Bakst for Parade, and, of course, the texts by Bakst (on choreography and décor), Georges-Michel (Ballets Russes after the War), as well as the texts for the various ballets (listing the actors and their rôles as well as a resume of the plot). Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. Jean Cocteau, poet, writer, and arts advocate, made this statement in his 1918 manifesto, The Cock and Harlequin. Cocteau, in collaboration with Erik Satie and Pablo Picasso, discovered how far to go too far in the circus-like ballet Parade-one of the most revolutionary works of the twentieth century. Parade incorporates elements of popular entertainment and uses extra-musical sounds, such as the typewriter, lottery wheel, and pistol, combining them with the art of ballet. Cocteau wrote the scenario for the one-act ballet and contracted the other artists. Satie wrote the score to the ballet, first in a piano four-hands version and then in full orchestration, while Picasso designed the curtain, set, and costumes. Later, Léonide Massine, a dancer with the Ballet Russes, was brought in as the choreographer. Serge Diaghilev's Ballet Russes premiered the ballet Parade on May 18, 1917. The program notes for the ballet were written by the poet Apollinaire. They became a manifesto of l'esprit nouveau or the new spirit which was taking hold in Paris during the early twentieth-century. Apollinaire described the ballet Parade as surrealistic, and in doing so created a term which would develop into an important artistic school. (Tracy A. Doyle, Erik Satie's ballet PARADE, p. 1).When the French poet and army officer Guillaume Apollinaire wrote the program notes For Parade, he created the manifesto of the l'esprit nouveau - the new spirit. Cocteau had called the ballet realistic, but Apollinaire took it an important step further and described it as surrealistic, thus coining a term that would soon develop into an important artistic movement. With Picasso, Apollinaire had established the aesthetic principals of Cubism and was considered a leader in the European avant-garde. ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF APOLLINAIRE'S PROGRAMME NOTES TO PARADE: Definitions of Parade are blossoming everywhere, like the lilac bushes of this tardy spring...It is a scenic poem transposed by the innovative musician Erik Satie into astonishingly expressive music, so clear and simple that it seems to reflect the marvelously lucid spirit of France. The cubist painter Picasso and the most daring of today's choreographers, Léonide Massine, have here consummately achieved, for the first time, that alliance between painting and dance, between the plastic and mimetic arts, that is a herald of the more comprehensive art to come. There is nothing paradoxical about this. The Ancients, in whose lives music played such an important role, were totally unaware of harmony, which constitutes the very basis of modern music. This new alliance - I say new, because until now scenery and costumes were linked only by factitious bonds - has given rise, in Parade, to a kind of surrealism, which I consider to be the point of departure for a whole series of Manifestations of the New Spirit that is making itself felt today and that will certainly appeal to our best minds. We may expect it to bring about profound changes in our arts and manners through universal joyfulness, for it is only natural, after all, that they keep pace with scientific and industrial progress. Having broken with the choreographic tradition cherished by those who used to be known, in Russia, under the strange name 'balletomanes', Massine has been careful not to yield to the temptation of pantomime. He has produced something totally new-a marvelously appealing kind of dance, so true, so lyrical, so human, and so joyful that it would even be capable (if it were worth the trouble) of illuminating the terrible black sun of Dürer's Melancholy. Jean Cocteau has called this a realistic ballet. Picasso's cubist costumes and scenery bear witness to the realism of his art. This realism - or this cubism, if you will - is the influence that has most stirred the arts over the past ten years. The costumes and scenery in Parade show clearly that its chief aim has been to draw the greatest possible amount of aesthetic emotion from objects. Attempts have often been made to return painting to its barest elements. In most of the Dutch painters, in Chardin, in the impressionists, one finds hardly anything but painting. Picasso goes further than any of them. This is clearly evident in Parade, a work in which one's initial astonishment is soon replaced by admiration. Here the aim is, above all, to express reality. However, the motif is not reproduced but represented-more precisely, it is not represented but rather suggested by means of an analytic synthesis that embraces all the visible elements of an object and, if possible, something else as well: an integral schematization that aims to reconcile contradictions by deliberately renouncing any attempt to render the immediate appearance of an object. Massine has Adapted himself astonishingly well to the discipline of Picasso's art. He has identified himself with it, and his art has become enriched with delightful inventions, such as the realistic steps of the horse in Parade, Formed by two dancers, one of whom does the steps of the forelegs and the other those of the hind legs. The fantastic constructions representing the gigantic and surprising features of The Managers, far from presenting an obstacle to Massine's imagination, have, one might say, served to give it a liberating impetus. All in all, Parade will change the ideas of a great many spectators. They will be surprised, that is certain; but in a most agreeable way, and charmed as well; Parade will reveal to them all the gracefulness of the Modern movements, a gracefulness they never suspected. A magnificent vaudeville Chinaman will make their imaginations soar; the American Girl cranking up her imaginary car will express the magic of their daily lives, whose wordless rites are celebrated with exquisite and astonishing agility by the acrobatin blue and white tights

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        Edward William Thomson Collection of 7 Ephemera (signed) and 1 Book dating from 1909 to 1917

      1917. . Edward William Thomson Collection contents;1) Cabinet b&w oval photograph, SIGNED on reverse, "To Samuel Asbury, from his friend, E.W. Thomson." Taken in Ottawa, Canada circa 1904. (2) TLS to Asbury, 4 pp., 27 Sept. 1907, Ottawa. Lots of personal information, including his life history. "…On both sides my people were reckoned gentry, my father was unfortunate in his money affairs, at 18 yrs I left school to earn my livelihood, at 18 I began to help my family, and though I married at 23, I stuck to the duty til I was just past 50. At 22 I was a land surveyor, later a civil engineer; at 29 I had an access of political devotion to a certain chief, now long dead, which led me to abandon my profession, and go into journalism, with the fantastic notion I could aid his return to power…[discussing himself] it is difficult for the man past 50 to stay with the bright and eager boys…your life has not been adverse to your aspirations respecting poetry, but the contrary. You have lived, done your duty, felt the noble emotions, studied, had joy in poetry…" He gives a critique of other's poetry and quotes other well-known poets, with brief handwritten note at end of the page. (3-4) ALS and TLS, with envelope, to Asbury, 10 April 1908, Ottawa. Full page, typewritten; the other is full page, handwritten. Thomson's review and critique of Asbury's manuscript. (5) ALS, with envelope, 25 May 1908, Ottawa, 2 pp. re Canadian, Yankees, and Southerners. (6) ALS, with envelope, 11 Sept. 1909, Ottawa, 2 pp., re his book When Lincoln Died. (7) TLS, with envelope, 23 Oct. 1909, 1 p., re sending Asbury the Canadian ed. of When Lincoln Died, "…I wish you all manner of luck, which you must get, if you get your deserts [sic], for being a good, upright, loving man to kin and friends and State and Country-which is a devilish lot better than being even Shacon or Bakespeare." (8) Book: Old Man Savarin Stories, Tales of Canada and Canadians. First Canadian issue of this title (Toronto: S.B. Gundy, 1917) in jacket, minor damage to the back panel bleeding on to the lower board. Illustrated by Charles W. Jefferys. [First Edition Toronto: William Briggs, 1895]Housed in a handsome brown pictorial clamshell box. Samuel Erson Asbury (1872-1962) with whom E.W. Thomson corresponded in many of this collection's letters.:Samuel E. Asbury was educated at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Raleigh (now North Carolina State University), earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemistry. Asbury spent several years as an assistant state chemist at the North Carolina Experiment Station before taking a similar job at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station on the campus of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), serving from 1904 until his retirement. Asbury was also interested in Texas history. He was assistant state chemist of Texas for 45 years. He began working on a project where history would be intensified through its mixture with verse, music, and acting. Edward William Thomson (1849-1924):The name of E. W. Thomson is a household word among Canadian literary men, and stands for a skilled craftsman in both prose and verse. . . . . The dramatic and thoughtful power of his stanzas, his finished workmanship, the gentleness and breadth of his love for humanity, all stamp his work as that of an artist of whom Canadians have good reason to be proud, and of the first rank of our litterateurs.- W. D. LIGHTHALL, F.R.S.L., in 'The Witness.' Edward William Thomson was a Canadian journalist and writer. He was born in Toronto township, county of Peel, Ontario, February 12th, 1849. His father was William Thomson, grandson of Archibald Thomson, the first settler in Scarboro. His grandfather Edward William Thomson, was present at the taking of Detroit, and served with distinction under Brock at Queenston Heights; and was afterwards well known in Upper Canada as Col. E. W. Thomson of the Legislative Council, and as the one successful opponent of William Lyon Mackenzie in an election for the Legislature. The mother of the present E. W. Thomson was Margaret Hamilton Foley, sister of the Hon. M. H. Foley, twice Postmaster-General of the united Canadas.The future poet was educated at the Brantford Grammar School, and at the Trinity College Grammar School at Weston; but when about fourteen years of age, he was sent to an uncle and aunt in Philadelphia and given a position in a wholesale mercantile house as 'office junior.' Finding this employment very uncongenial, he enlisted in the Union army, in October, 1864, as a trooper in the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. This corps was engaged twice at Hatcher's Run, and was with Grant when he took Petersburgh. Discharged in August, 1865, he returned to the parental home at Chippewa, Ontario. In June, 1866, when the Fenians raided Upper Canada, young Thomson promptly enlisted in the Queen's Own, and was in action at the Ridgeway fight. The following year he entered the profession of Civil Engineering, and in 1872 was registered a Provincial Land Surveyor. He practised his profession until December, 1878, when at the invitation of the Hon. George Brown, he joined the staff of The Globe, Toronto, as an editorial writer. Four years later the Manitoba boom attracted him, and he practised surveying for two or three years in Winnipeg. In 1885, he rejoined The Globe staff, but retired again in 1891, because of his opposition to the Liberal policy of Unrestricted Reciprocity. Shortly afterwards he was invited to join the staff of the Youth's Companion. He accepted and remained for eleven years.Since 1903, he lived in Ottawa, employed as a newspaper correspondent and engaged in literary work. The Many-Mansioned House and Other Poems was issued in 1909. He wrote a book of short stories, Old Man Savarin and Other Stories (1895). Quoted from the University of Pennsylvania website.This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        [Map] New Revised Map of the State of Sonora Republic of Mexico 1884 - 1917

      Nogales, Arizona: Sonora News Company, [1917]. Third printing. Large map measuring 71 x 88 cm (28 x 35 in). Very handsome and extremely detailed map of the State of Sonora, the various districts being indicated by different colors. Even the Royal Geographical Society, in its 1885 Proceedings, took note of this fine map drawn up by Civil Engineer Chas. E. Herbert, saying:"This map is drawn on a larger scale than any yet published, and contains details not to be found in other maps of this same country." (p 413) It was apparently intended for use by potential investors or land purchasers in Sonora, especially those interested in mines, which, along with coal fields, are specifically noted. The map features towns, roads, rivers, ranches, and railroads in minute detail. Also depicted are the eastern coast of Baja California, and the far southern part of Arizona from about Tucson south. There are insets of the port of Guaymas and the city hall of Hermosilla. A rare map in all of its printings, OCLC shows only 2 holdings for this printing: auction records show 1 copy of this map in 50 years, and that in poor condition. This seems to be Herbert's only map. There are a few minor splits at the folds, all of which have been expertly repaired. The condition is quite good and it is preserved in its original folder which measures 7 x 10.5 cm.

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        The Writing in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling in 36 volumes

      Charles Scribner's Sons; New York. LEATHER BOUND. B01DDYASHE 1917, full 36 volume set in uniform 3/4 blue leather, gilt top edges, spines have light sunning, all volumes are clean with good bindings, no marks or notations, well kept with light shelf wear- no musty or smoky odors. . Good.

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        Collected Works of Pádraic H. Pearse. Five Volumes (complete set). [Signed by Éamon de Valera and Margaret Mary Pearse]. Volume I - Political Writings / Volume II - Plays, Stories, Poems / Volume III - St. Enda's and its Founder / Volume IV - Scribinni (Published in Gaeilge) / Volume V - Songs of the Irish Rebels and Specimens from an Irish Anthology / Some Aspects of Irish Literature / Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics (Bilingual Edition in Gaeilge and English) //

      

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        A Princess of Mars

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Schoonover, Frank E.. The author's first published work, originally serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in The All-Story in 1912. xiii, [4], 326, [1]p. Original dark brown cloth stamped in red on the front and the spine. Frontispiece and four inserted plates with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. "The first and best of the Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars is not great literature, but for its historical importance should be read by all serious students of the form." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 304. "... Burroughs's most simple and yet most epic narrative." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-31. Mild rubbing to cloth, a hint of foxing to top and fore edge. A bright, near fine copy. In Bleiler, 1978, p. 35.; Octavo.

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        Edward William Thomson Collection of 7 Ephemera (signed) and 1 Book dating from 1909 to 1917

      1917. . Edward William Thomson Collection contents;1) Cabinet b&w oval photograph, SIGNED on reverse, "To Samuel Asbury, from his friend, E.W. Thomson." Taken in Ottawa, Canada circa 1904. (2) TLS to Asbury, 4 pp., 27 Sept. 1907, Ottawa. Lots of personal information, including his life history. "…On both sides my people were reckoned gentry, my father was unfortunate in his money affairs, at 18 yrs I left school to earn my livelihood, at 18 I began to help my family, and though I married at 23, I stuck to the duty til I was just past 50. At 22 I was a land surveyor, later a civil engineer; at 29 I had an access of political devotion to a certain chief, now long dead, which led me to abandon my profession, and go into journalism, with the fantastic notion I could aid his return to power…[discussing himself] it is difficult for the man past 50 to stay with the bright and eager boys…your life has not been adverse to your aspirations respecting poetry, but the contrary. You have lived, done your duty, felt the noble emotions, studied, had joy in poetry…" He gives a critique of other's poetry and quotes other well-known poets, with brief handwritten note at end of the page. (3-4) ALS and TLS, with envelope, to Asbury, 10 April 1908, Ottawa. Full page, typewritten; the other is full page, handwritten. Thomson's review and critique of Asbury's manuscript. (5) ALS, with envelope, 25 May 1908, Ottawa, 2 pp. re Canadian, Yankees, and Southerners. (6) ALS, with envelope, 11 Sept. 1909, Ottawa, 2 pp., re his book When Lincoln Died. (7) TLS, with envelope, 23 Oct. 1909, 1 p., re sending Asbury the Canadian ed. of When Lincoln Died, "…I wish you all manner of luck, which you must get, if you get your deserts [sic], for being a good, upright, loving man to kin and friends and State and Country-which is a devilish lot better than being even Shacon or Bakespeare." (8) Book: Old Man Savarin Stories, Tales of Canada and Canadians. First Canadian issue of this title (Toronto: S.B. Gundy, 1917) in jacket, minor damage to the back panel bleeding on to the lower board. Illustrated by Charles W. Jefferys. [First Edition Toronto: William Briggs, 1895]Housed in a handsome brown pictorial clamshell box. Samuel Erson Asbury (1872-1962) with whom E.W. Thomson corresponded in many of this collection's letters.:Samuel E. Asbury was educated at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Raleigh (now North Carolina State University), earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemistry. Asbury spent several years as an assistant state chemist at the North Carolina Experiment Station before taking a similar job at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station on the campus of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), serving from 1904 until his retirement. Asbury was also interested in Texas history. He was assistant state chemist of Texas for 45 years. He began working on a project where history would be intensified through its mixture with verse, music, and acting. Edward William Thomson (1849-1924):The name of E. W. Thomson is a household word among Canadian literary men, and stands for a skilled craftsman in both prose and verse. . . . . The dramatic and thoughtful power of his stanzas, his finished workmanship, the gentleness and breadth of his love for humanity, all stamp his work as that of an artist of whom Canadians have good reason to be proud, and of the first rank of our litterateurs.- W. D. LIGHTHALL, F.R.S.L., in 'The Witness.' Edward William Thomson was a Canadian journalist and writer. He was born in Toronto township, county of Peel, Ontario, February 12th, 1849. His father was William Thomson, grandson of Archibald Thomson, the first settler in Scarboro. His grandfather Edward William Thomson, was present at the taking of Detroit, and served with distinction under Brock at Queenston Heights; and was afterwards well known in Upper Canada as Col. E. W. Thomson of the Legislative Council, and as the one successful opponent of William Lyon Mackenzie in an election for the Legislature. The mother of the present E. W. Thomson was Margaret Hamilton Foley, sister of the Hon. M. H. Foley, twice Postmaster-General of the united Canadas.The future poet was educated at the Brantford Grammar School, and at the Trinity College Grammar School at Weston; but when about fourteen years of age, he was sent to an uncle and aunt in Philadelphia and given a position in a wholesale mercantile house as 'office junior.' Finding this employment very uncongenial, he enlisted in the Union army, in October, 1864, as a trooper in the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. This corps was engaged twice at Hatcher's Run, and was with Grant when he took Petersburgh. Discharged in August, 1865, he returned to the parental home at Chippewa, Ontario. In June, 1866, when the Fenians raided Upper Canada, young Thomson promptly enlisted in the Queen's Own, and was in action at the Ridgeway fight. The following year he entered the profession of Civil Engineering, and in 1872 was registered a Provincial Land Surveyor. He practised his profession until December, 1878, when at the invitation of the Hon. George Brown, he joined the staff of The Globe, Toronto, as an editorial writer. Four years later the Manitoba boom attracted him, and he practised surveying for two or three years in Winnipeg. In 1885, he rejoined The Globe staff, but retired again in 1891, because of his opposition to the Liberal policy of Unrestricted Reciprocity. Shortly afterwards he was invited to join the staff of the Youth's Companion. He accepted and remained for eleven years.Since 1903, he lived in Ottawa, employed as a newspaper correspondent and engaged in literary work. The Many-Mansioned House and Other Poems was issued in 1909. He wrote a book of short stories, Old Man Savarin and Other Stories (1895). Quoted from the University of Pennsylvania website.This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        Le devoir et l'inquiétude, poèmes suivis de Le rire d'un autre

      A.J. Gonon 1917 - - A.J. Gonon, Paris 1917, 11x17cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par l'éditeur sur vergé d'Arches, seul tirage après 6 Japon. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'une gravure sur bois d'André Deslignères. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Pierre Mercier avec son ex-libris. Ce dernier a confectionné une chemise-étui en plein papier afin de protéger ce rare exemplaire qui compte parmi les tous premiers ouvrages de Paul Eluard. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 200 numbered copies and justified by the publisher on laid Arches paper, one draw after 6 Japan. Illustrated book, frontispiece, a woodcut by Andre Deslignères. Provenance: Pierre Mercier of the library with his bookplate. It has drawn up a full paper shirt-sleeve to protect this rare copy that is among the very first works of Paul Eluard. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kommunisticheskiy manifest [i.e. "The Communist Manifesto"] (+) (Three prefaces by Marx and Engels from 1872, 1883 and 1890).

      Tiflis, Kavkazskiy rabochiy, [1917] 8vo. In the original red printed wrappers. With faint damp-stain to the inner margin of wrappers, otherwise very fine and clean. 36 pp.. Exceedingly rare Russian translation of the Communist Manifesto, being the first edition to be printed and distributed in the Caucasus area. This virtually unknown edition is not to be found in any bibliography nor on OCLC. The present edition of the Manifesto was printed and distributed by the Georgian bolschevik newspaper 'Kavkazskii Rabochii' (The Worker of Caucasus) in late 1917, presumably with the purpose of preparing the ground in Georgia and the Caucasus area for the coming of a communist revolution similar to the Russian October revolution that had just taken place.The Kavkazskii rabochii was published in Tbilisi from March 1917 and was permanently closed in Febraury 2018, but did not publish anything the last two months. "The Kavkazskii rabochii promoted Leninist ideas and fought for the implementation of the resolutions of the Seventh (April) All-Russian Conference and the Sixth Congress of the RSDLP (Bolshevik), and conducted a resolute struggle for the establishment of Soviet power [hence the printing in Russian and not Georgian] and against the Transcaucasian counterrevolutionary government, the Mensheviks, and the Socialist Revolutionaries. In February 1918 the printing press of the newspaper was destroyed by order of the Transcaucasian counterrevolutionary government, and the newspaper ceased publication." (The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition)In 1917, as the Russian war effort collapsed, the February Revolution broke out in Saint Petersburg. "The new Provisional Government established a branch to rule Transcaucasia called Ozakom (Extraordinary Committee for Transcaucasia). There was tension in Tbilisi since the mainly Russian soldiers in the city favoured the Bolsheviks, but as 1917 went on, the soldiers began to desert and head northwards, leaving Georgia virtually free from the Russian army and in the hands of the Mensheviks, who rejected the October Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power in the Russian capital. Transcaucasia was left to fend for itself and, as the Turkish army began to encroach across the border in February 1918, the question of separation from Russia was brought to the fore."Not in Andréas nor OCLC

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        Icones Orchideum Austro Africanarum Extra Tropicarum

      

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        A Call to National Service An Appeal to America Cry of the Homeless

      Privately printed by the Chiswick Press for Florence Hardy. First edition, number one of 25 numbered copies, initialed by Florence Hardy on the limitation page.. Fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.. Purdy, pages 191-92. 4to, original printed blue wrappers, stitched as issued, [8] pages, untrimmed. Three wartime poems by Hardy, compiled and published by his wife Florence in this highly limited edition, the text of which was slightly revised as indicted by Hardy in his holograph on the title-page "Corrected by / Thomas Hardy / May: 1917.

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        XXXVI. Ausstellung / Sonder=Ausstellung Schmidt-Rottluff. Juli 1917. Neue Kunst Hans Goltz Briennerstrasse 8, München. Der Katalog verzeichnet 24 Gemälde, 30 Holzschnitte, 5 Radierungen und eine Lithographie.

      Druck: Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn,, München, 1917 - München, Druck: Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn, 1917, 19,4 x 14,8 cm, 6 Seiten, 10 schwarz-weiss Tafeln, Original-Broschur, sehr gutes Exemplar. Mit einem Stempel des Stuttgarter Kunstkabinetts [Roman Norbert Ketterer]. Literatur: Karl-Heinz Meissner >Neue Kunst Hans Goltz<, Seite 58ff. in: ohne Auftrag, Band I, siehe auch Katalog bzw. Ausstellungsverzeichnis Seite 263. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        One Hundred Years of Savings Banking - Including Comprehensive Bibliography on Thrift Co-operation and Good Management as it Relates to Thrift

      Savings Bank Section, American Bankers Association, USA 1917 - Signed 89 pages. This wonderful association copy was presented to one of it's compilers, Ina Clement, by Milton W. Harrison, Secretary of the American Bankers Association, Savings Bank Section. On the front free endpaper Mr. Harrison has glowingly inscribed this copy to Mrs. Clement and added his stamp and signature below, dated 4/18/17. Mr. Harrison wrote the Preface and his name is included on the title page as Publisher, representing the American Banker's Association. The bibliography lists references in the following categories: Thrift and Savings; Individual Thrift; Domestic Thrift; Evidences of Thriftlessness; Economics of Thrift; National Thrift; International Thrift; Thrift Agencies. Average wear. Black cloth binding intact, but for a hairline opening at page 33. Gilt lettering upon backstrip and front board clearly legible. A special copy of this antiquarian American banking reference. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        With the Irish in Frongoch

      Dublin: The Talbot Press. Unusually Excellent condition ! Only the spinelabel slightly rubbed. The binding and the frontcover especially excellent. Extremely Rare in this collectable condition !. Dublin, The Talbot Press, 1917. 8°. XI, 211, (1) pages. With a portrait frontispiece of Adjutant Brennan Whitmore and 8 illustrations. Original, illustrated Hardcover (half cloth with prison-cell-door illustration on front board. Unusually Excellent condition ! Only the spinelabel slightly rubbed. The binding and the frontcover especially excellent. Extremely Rare in this collectable condition ! Frongoch internment camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916 it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as a place of internment for approximately 1,800 Irish prisoners, among them such notables as Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. They were accorded the status of prisoners of war. Another of the prisoners was the future Hollywood actor Arthur Shields. It is a common misconception that Éamon de Valera was also imprisoned at Frongoch. During this time de Valera was held at Dartmoor, Maidstone and Lewes prisons. The camp became a fertile seeding ground for the spreading of the revolutionary gospel, with inspired organisers such as Michael Collins giving impromptu lessons in guerrilla tactics. Later the camp became known as ollscoil na réabhlóide, the "University of Revolution" or sometimes "Sinn Féin University". With the appointment of Lord Decies as Chief Press Censor for Ireland after the Rising in 1916, Decies warned the press to be careful about what they published. William O'Brien's Cork Free Press was one of the first papers he suppressed under the Defence of the Realm Act 1914 (DORA regulations) after its republican editor, Frank Gallagher, accused the British authorities of lying about the conditions and situation of republican prisoners in the internment camp. (Wikipedia) The camp was emptied in December 1916 when David Lloyd George replaced H. H. Asquith as Prime Minister. The local school Ysgol Bro Tryweryn now stands on the site of the former camp but a commemorative plaque stands nearby, with inscriptions in Irish, Welsh and English.

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        Konvolut Jung-Deutschlands Flotten- und Kolonial-Kalender. 8 Bände. Jahrgang 1910 - 1917.

      Würzburg, Druck und Verlag der Königl. Universitätsdruckerei G. Stürtz, 1910 - 1917. - Jeweils Original-Broschur mit farbiger Deckel- und Rückenillustration, Klein-8°, 80 Seiten, mit sehr zahlreichen Illustrationen im Text. Einband von Jg. 1914 etwas fleckig und abgegriffen, mit Stempel auf Innendeckel "Geschenk des Deutschen Flotten-Vereins Dresden", alle übrigen Hefte von sauberer und schöner bis sehr schöner Erhaltung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pages d\'Art. Revue Mensuelle Suisse Illustree Beaux-Arts, Litterature, Musique. 3. Jahrgang Nummern 3. 1917. Mit 2 Lithographien Maurice Barraud (Maurice Barraud par lui-meme+Femme).

      Geneve, Sonor, 1917. 28 x 21 cm, Broschur Einband berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Innen sauber. Die Lithographien in gutem Zustand.\"Maurice Barraud (* 20. Februar 1889 in Genf; † 11. November 1954 ebenda) war ein Schweizer Maler.Barraud wurde 1889 als Sohn eines Kellners geboren. Der Vater starb früh. Barraud verliess die Schule im Alter von 14 Jahren und absolvierte eine Lehre als Grafiker. Gleichzeitig besuchte er die École des Beaux-Arts in Genf. Dort lernte er bei Pierre Pignolat und James Vibert. Nach dem Ende der Lehre arbeitete er noch zwei weitere Jahre im grafischen Atelier seines Lehrherrn und machte sich dann mit seinem Bruder François Barraud selbstständig. 1914 gründeten die beiden mit Hans Berger, Emile Bressler und Gustave Buchet die Gruppe Le Falot. Im gleichen Jahr erhielt er ein Stipendium der Stadt Genf und durfte nach England reisen.In den 1920er Jahren war Barraud viel auf Reisen. Die Sommer verbrachte er in Buchillon bei Morges am Genfer See. Er reiste mehrmals nach Paris und Spanien, besuchte Italien und reiste durch Nordafrika. Das Licht im Süden faszinierte ihn so sehr, dass er 1938 ein Bauernhaus in Cassis-sur-Mer erwarb und fortan zwischen Genf und der Côte d’Azur pendelte. Während sich viele Schweizer Künstler dieser Zeit an Ferdinand Hodler orientierten, bewunderte Baurraud vor allem Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard und Paul Cézanne und eiferte ihnen mit einem expressionistischen, farbfrohen Stil nach. Bei Reisen durch Italien hatte er in Rom Raffaels Werke gesehen und liess sich von diesen insbesondere bei seinen kirchlichen Auftragsmalereien inspirieren. 1929 erhielt er den Auftrag für ein Wandgemälde im Bahnhof Luzern. Vor allem Landschafts- und Aktbilder brachten ihm grossen Erfolg ein, aber auch seine Frauenporträts waren begehrt.Neben der Malerei arbeitete Barraud auch stets mit grafischen Verfahren, insbesondere Lithografie und Kaltnadelradierung. So fertigte er zahlreiche Buchillustrationen an.\" (Wikipedia) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Pages d`Art. Revue Mensuelle Suisse Illustree Beaux-Arts, Litterature, Musique. 3. Jahrgang Nummern 3. 1917. Mit 2 Lithographien Maurice Barraud (Maurice Barraud par lui-meme+Femme).

      Geneve, Sonor, 1917 - Einband berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Innen sauber. Die Lithographien in gutem Zustand. "Maurice Barraud (* 20. Februar 1889 in Genf; &#134; 11. November 1954 ebenda) war ein Schweizer Maler. Barraud wurde 1889 als Sohn eines Kellners geboren. Der Vater starb früh. Barraud verliess die Schule im Alter von 14 Jahren und absolvierte eine Lehre als Grafiker. Gleichzeitig besuchte er die École des Beaux-Arts in Genf. Dort lernte er bei Pierre Pignolat und James Vibert. Nach dem Ende der Lehre arbeitete er noch zwei weitere Jahre im grafischen Atelier seines Lehrherrn und machte sich dann mit seinem Bruder François Barraud selbstständig. 1914 gründeten die beiden mit Hans Berger, Emile Bressler und Gustave Buchet die Gruppe Le Falot. Im gleichen Jahr erhielt er ein Stipendium der Stadt Genf und durfte nach England reisen. In den 1920er Jahren war Barraud viel auf Reisen. Die Sommer verbrachte er in Buchillon bei Morges am Genfer See. Er reiste mehrmals nach Paris und Spanien, besuchte Italien und reiste durch Nordafrika. Das Licht im Süden faszinierte ihn so sehr, dass er 1938 ein Bauernhaus in Cassis-sur-Mer erwarb und fortan zwischen Genf und der Côte d&#146;Azur pendelte. Während sich viele Schweizer Künstler dieser Zeit an Ferdinand Hodler orientierten, bewunderte Baurraud vor allem Henri Matisse, Pierre Bonnard und Paul Cézanne und eiferte ihnen mit einem expressionistischen, farbfrohen Stil nach. Bei Reisen durch Italien hatte er in Rom Raffaels Werke gesehen und liess sich von diesen insbesondere bei seinen kirchlichen Auftragsmalereien inspirieren. 1929 erhielt er den Auftrag für ein Wandgemälde im Bahnhof Luzern. Vor allem Landschafts- und Aktbilder brachten ihm grossen Erfolg ein, aber auch seine Frauenporträts waren begehrt. Neben der Malerei arbeitete Barraud auch stets mit grafischen Verfahren, insbesondere Lithografie und Kaltnadelradierung. So fertigte er zahlreiche Buchillustrationen an." (Wikipedia) Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Our Hawaii

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1917 xiv+[2]-345-[3]+[4 ad] pages with illustrations from photographs, including frontispiece portrait of Jack London with facsimile signature. Octavo (8 1/4" x 4 2/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth lettered & decorated in gilt. Inscribed. First Edition.Written by Jack London's wife. Visits to Hawaii in 1907 and again in 1915 to 1916, right before his early death in 1916. This copy is inscribed by Charmian London on the front free endpaper; "Dear Jessie: - Here's the yarn, at last: and I know you'll read it for the love story it is. Lovingly, Charmain Gen Ellen, May 31, 1918." This copy is from the library of Becky London, and is signed by her on the half title page.Condition:Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. Some wear and soiling to boards, rubbing at extremities, a few corners slightly bumped; scattered foxing throughout,browning at page edges else very good.

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        CONTES ET LÉGENDES DES NATIONS ALLIÉES.

      - Paris, Piazza, 1917 23x30cm. Reliure en demi maroquin havane à grands coins. Dos lisse, magniquement orné et mosaïqué par René Aussourd. Titre, auteur et date en lettres dorées. Filets dorés sur les plats. Tranche supérieure dorée. Couverture d'origine conservée. L'un des 1000 exemplaires celui-ci sur papier Japon, numéroté et signé par Dulac. Richement illustré en couleurs. Très bon exemplaire, bel état. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Prufrock and Other Observations

      London: The Egoist,, 1917. Octavo. Original buff wrappers, front cover printed in black. Housed in a custom brown cloth chemise and brown cloth slipcase. Minor mark to front cover; an exceptional copy. First edition, sole impression of Eliot's first book, one of 500 copies printed. Extremely scarce in this condition.

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        CATALOGUE OF BRILLIANT OLD ROBES FROM THE LATE COURT OF THE MANCHUS, GATHERED IN PEKING BY THE WELL-KNOWN CONNOISSEUR FREDERICK MOORE. ROBES FROM THE MANCHU COURT [Cover title].

      The Anderson Galleries, New York 1917 - New York: The Anderson Galleries, 1917. 8vo. 100pp. 19 photo plates. Front cover mounted on to new stiff wrappers. Very good. Rare auction catalog with Imperial robes collected by the author after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty precipitated by Sun Yat Sen's Revolution. He acquired the robes when officials and ladies began disposing of them after the founding of the Chinese Republic. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lötschen, das ist: Landes- und Volkskunde des Lötschentales. Text von Dr. phil. Hedwig Anneler, Bilder von Kunstmaler Karl Anneler.

      - Bern, Akademische Buchhandlung von Max Drechsel, 1917. 36 x 26 cm. Beschilderd heelperkament, beschermd door een grote blauwe, contemporaine doos. (8), 360 p. Gedrukt op zwaar handgeschept papier. Twee kleurenafbeeldingen en vele illustraties in zwartwit. Van de totale oplage van 2050 exemplaren is dit een van de 50 genummerde luxe-exemplaren. 1e druk. Zware platten iets krom. Het naaiwerk laat hier en daar wat los. De pagina's 339-350 zijn in een verkeerde volgorde gebonden, maar alle pagina's zijn present.* Dit is een van 6 extra-luxe exemplaren gebonden in heelperkament, waarvan het voorplat versierd is met een schildering van een groot boeket bloemen, en het achterplat met het wapenschild van de eerste eigenaar van het boek, de advocaat Ernst Bircher (broer van de uitvinder van de Birchermuesli). Deze versieringen en de rugdecoratie zijn met de hand geschilderd (en gesigneerd) door Karl Anneler, die ook de vele fraaie boekillustraties ontwierp. Een buitengewoon luxueus uitgevoerd boek over een bijzonder mooie bergstreek in Zwitserland!

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        William Henry Meeker: His book [Signed]

      Published Privately Printed First Edition . 1917. - First edition hard back binding in original quarter russet brown cloth covers, paper label to the spine, grey paper covered boards. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains [vi] 257 printed pages of text on Nettunia water marked paper with monochrome tissue guarded portrait frontispiece, two tissue guarded plates to the rear, Lafayette Flying Corps certificate, and two memorial plaques. Printed in a Limited Edition of 150 copies. William Henry Meeker drilled with the Harvard Regiment as a Private, Corporal, and Sergeant. He sailed overseas, and received additional training at the French School of Avord. He reached Pau for training at the French School for Aviation Acrobacy on September 10, 1917, and was tragically killed on his trial flight at Pau, on September 11, 1917. He was buried at Pau, France, on the same day. Darkening to the spine, otherwise in Fine condition, in clear acetate dust wrapper. SIGNED by the author's parents to the front free end paper 'To Virginia from Billy's Father and Mother.' Member of the P.B.F.A. FIRST WORLD WAR [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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

      Important for its art association, in our letter Munch requests a subscription to the new art magazine "Das Kunstblatt" 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. According to Wikipedia, 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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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      LONDON: The Egoist Ltd, 1917. First UK edition of 1000 copies (often refered to as the 2nd edition) printed in Southport at the 'Visiter' Printing Works. Original green cloth with blind-stamped title to upper board, spine discoloured with age with slight fraying to head and tail. Page margins slightly age browned, front hinge a little cracked but binding still tight, old owner's name in ink at top of front (blank) end-paper. 299pp. Overall a near VG copy.. 1st UK Edition. Cloth. Good+. Small 8vo.

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        The Arab of Mesopotamia

      Basrah: Government Press, 1917. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good plus. 8vo. 202pp. Frontispiece map. Dark blue-green plain cloth binding, gilt title on upper board. There is a small tear on the front free endpaper (no loss), and the textblock has toned with age due to the quality of the paper used, but this is very good plus copy, with the binding well preserved. The first collected edition of the 1916 essays related to Mesopotamia, all of which had previously been published separately. Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) was the intriguing and influential adventurer, scholar, writer, and diplomat who, like her contemporary T. E. Lawrence, did much to frame and shape the Middle East during and after the First World War. Her extensive travels and writings in the Near East during the years before the war gave her a nearly unmatched depth of knowledge of local terrain, culture and language. After British forces took Baghdad in 1917, she was invited to establish her office there to form the new Secretariat. While the section entitled “Asiatic Turkey” (pp. 101-202) is specifically attributed to Bell’s authorship (identified in Bell’s section Preface as “written at the request of the War Office during June and July, 1917”), subsequent debate indicates that the entirety of the volume was authored by Bell, including the 10 essays spanning pages 1-100. This copy has two ownership indicia placing it squarely in Baghdad during Lady Bell's tenure. A preliminary blank as well as the title page are inscribed by a previous owner, probably British military, dated at Baghdad in 1918. (We have been unable to decipher the name, only the place and date.) The front free endpaper, however, is inscribed by a later owner, Captain R. M. Day (or possibly Roy), 83 Wallahjabad Light Infantry, Baghdad, 1920. The Wallahjabad Light Infantry was a regiment in the British Indian Army summoned to Mesopotamia to help rout the Turks. Not only is this title a remarkably well-preserved exemplar of Lady Bell's canon, but its inscriptions put it squarely in the center of her operations in Baghdad.

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        The Arab of Mesopotamia A notably well-preserved copy with contemporary Baghdad provenance

      

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        ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, Abridged From Malory's Morte D'Arthur by Alfred W. Pollard

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917. AN INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM AND WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY THE ARTIST DATED 1917 IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION. FIRST EDITION, American Issue. Beautifully illustrated with 16 colour plates with tissue guard captions, 7 full page line drawings, and 63 in-text illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original green-black cloth attractively lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the upper cover and the spine. In the scarce white paper dustjacket, colour illustrated and lettered in black. Now housed in a very fine velvet lined clamshell box with brick morocco backing and corner-pieces, the spine with raised bands gilt and blind ruled and stippled, and with gilt lettering and gilt floral devices in the compartments. xxiv, 517, [vi] pp. A wonderful copy, the text spotless and plates all pristine, the dark cloth with no wear or fading, a little shaking to the upper inner hinge, the rare dustjacket complete and fresh with only light expected mellowing to the white cloth and a bit of edge rubbing with very small corner chips. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT COPY, WITH A VERY NEAT, SPONTANEOUS, AND YET CAREFULLY EXECUTED ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING BY ARTHUR RACKHAM. He has penned here a highly bemused appearing court jester standing beside his presentation inscription - "To THE Framptons / with kindest regards / & best wishes / Arthur Rackham / Christmas 1917" The text is Alfred Pollard's abridgment, an extremely well-written and highly entertaining rendition of Sir Thomas Malory’s the Morte d’Arthur. Pollard points out in his introduction that Mallory himself was the first to abridge the original Arthurian romances. Pollard in turn attempted to cull further the many repetitions found in Mallory. The result is this readable edition of the classic tales of King Arthur. Rackham’s colour and black and white illustrations bring to life the gallantry and excitement of the Arthurian romances. He portrays Sir Launcelot fighting the evil dragon, Tristam and Isoud drinking the love drink together, Arthur in the heat of battle drawing his sword Excalibur for the first time, and Queen Guenever riding on her horse through the groves of Westminster. The well-known stories of magic, danger, and heroism are magnificently depicted in Rackham’s illustrations. The Romance of King Arthur was one of Rackham’s war-time commissions. He turned to Beardsley’s Morte Darthur for inspiration in commencing his illustrations and many similarities in style and layout can be found. “Rackham’s work became balm for wounded soldiers, as one mother wrote: ‘I am urged to write to you by my son who is wildly fond of your work: and when he was getting better from very bad wounds received near Ypres, your illustrations of Books were his great joy and delight.’”-Hamilton.

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        THEORETICAL BASIS FOR THE LASER: "Zur Quantentheorie der Strahlung [On the Quantum Theory of Radiation]" (Physikalische Zeitschrift, Vol. 18, pp. 121-128)

      Leipzigh, Germany: S. Hirzel, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Albert Einstein's (1879-1955) derivation of Planck's law for thermal radiation. Einstein also introduces the possibility of stimulated emission of radiation, the principle behind the laser. xi, 604 pp. 4to. Black cloth binding with gold embossed titling to spine. Ex-library stamp on title page, the only indication of its former life in an institution. Very clean within.

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        To the Lighthouse

      Hogarth Press, 1917 A near fine first edition in a good partial dust jacket missing most of the spine. 1917 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

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        In 1917, during the crucial events depicted in the movie "Reds" with Warren Beatty John Reed writes a letter of going to China and renting his Truro cottage, which he would sell to finance his witness of "Ten Days that Shook The World" in Revolutionary Russia.

      New York, January 29 (1917). 10" x 8". "Typed letter signed “John Reed”, typed on the 10” x 8” side of stationary. Minor staining, usual folds. Overall very good condition. He has hashed out the address portion of the stationary and replaced it with Croton-on Hudson, Jan. 28 (1917 written in pencil). The letter’s salutation is “Yours sincerely John Reed” in dark pencil. In full: ""My dear Mr. Francis - I just received your letter. Thank you very much for your kindnesses, and particularly for this one. The check for Snow’s note will be mailed you in plenty of time, and you can collect the cancelled note from him and keep it for me. Thanks also for offering to see that the Sylvester note is taken up. Id’ rather have it taken up than extended. That leaves for you only the taxes and interest to attend to, and I think the rent of the big house in Truro ought to cover that easily. Mrs. Reed is going with me to China. / Now about that Truro house. On account of taking the Sylvester house away from Mr. Cook, I told him that I would rent him my Truro house for the summer for $80, if he wanted it. He doesn’t know whether he does or not, yet but will let you know. Do you think you could rent it? And for how much? I thought that we couldn’t get more than $150 for it, way down there. If the Cooks don’t want it perhaps they will suggest someone; they are thinking about it now. And you can also be thinking about it. You will be the agent, and get the regular commission, if the Cooks aren’t taking it themselves. / Yours sincerely John Reed” He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant in November of 1916. Then in December had a kidney removed. He lost his relationship with the Metropolitan and John pawned his late father's watch and sold his Cape Cod cottage to birth control activist and sex educator Margaret Sanger. Presumably the house that the Cooks were renting.On August 17, 1917, John Reed and Louise Bryant set sail from New York to Europe, having first provided the State Department with legally sworn assurances that neither would represent the Socialist Party at a forthcoming conference in Stockholm. The pair were going as working journalists to see for themselves and report upon the sensational developments taking place in the fledgling republic of Russia. The pair arrived in the capital city of Petrograd immediately after the failed military coup of monarchist General Lavr Kornilov, an attempt to topple the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky by force of arms. Which lead to his writing Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World."

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        Fleisch. Gesammelte Lyrik.

      Pfemfert,, Berlin, 1917 - Berlin, Pfemfert, 1917. 87 + 9 S. OPp. EA. WG II 4. Umschlag und Innenblätter zeichnete Max Oppenheimer. - Die Aktions-Lyrik, 3. Bd. - Leichte Lichtschatten, geringfügig fleckig im Bug, gutes Expl. Im Impressum der Druckfehler "DIE ATIONS-LYRIK". Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        La Philosophie de Georges Courteline

      Ernest Flammarion Editeur 1917 - Livre en excellent état. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo)video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Sports and Sportsmen - Cricket and Football.

      London Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd 1917 - Limited edition number 549 of one thousand copies printed, folio, fourteen tissue-guarded photogravures and numerous illustrations, many taken from photographs, a few area of light foxing or browning to margins of Frontispiece and a few plates, else fine, publisher's chamfered red morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, very slight rubbing to extremities otherwise an exceptionally fine example. Every aspect of cricket, rugby (Rugby Football) and football (Association Football) is covered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the City of Erie, PA. and All the Adjoining Subdivisions; Compiled from Actual Surveys, Official Records and Private Plans; Under the Direct Management and Supervision of A. H. Mueller

      Philadelphia: A. H. Mueller, 1917. First printing. Paperback. Good. First edition, 1917. Folio, leather-backed boards, illustrated in color, clean unmarked text, Good copy, tide-mark dampstaining and soiling to some of the pages, minor waviness or creasing to some pages, covers with soiling and discoloration, covers with significant wear including scuffing, fraying, and loss. A rare book--5 copies in OCLC.

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        Christmas Tales of Flanders

      London: Wm. Heinemann, 1917. First English edition. 12 colour plates by Jean de Bosschère with lettered tissue-guards, numerous black-and-white and two-color illustrations. 4to. Publisher's orange pictorial cloth, minimal wear, in pictorial dust jacket with some wear to extremities. First English edition. 12 colour plates by Jean de Bosschère with lettered tissue-guards, numerous black-and-white and two-color illustrations. 4to.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Huntsville, 22. August [ohne Jahr] - 4to. 1 p. Gedr. Adresse am Briefkopf. An seinen Biograph Heinz Gartmann (1917-1960): &#132;[ ] Aus Grund Ihres vorwurfsvollen Briefes vom 17. August anbei in Eile einiges, das sich eignen dürfte. Erbitte dringend um Rücksendung der Bilder, nach Gebrauch, da sie meine einzigen Kopien sind. Über Jungk&#146;s Artikel schreibe ich Ihnen demnächst. Wie üblich: Dichtung und Wahrheit. Bisher ist die Arbeitshitze viel zu gross, als dass ich mich ,kaltgestellt&#146; fühlen könnte, wie er behauptet [ ]" - Gartmanns Berufseinstieg erfolgte als Forschungsingenieur bei der Firma BMW im Raketenentwicklungswerk Zühlsdorf bei Berlin. Hier war Gartmann ein enger Mitarbeiter des bekannten Raketentriebwerk-Konstrukteurs Helmut Graf von Zborowski, der die drei Raketenwerke von BMW leitete und bahnbrechende Erfindungen in der Strahlantriebstechnik machte. Bis 1945 war Gartmann als Gruppen- und Abteilungsleiter in der BMW-Raketenentwicklung in Berlin und München tätig. Er war an der Entwicklung von Raketenbrennkammern und des Raketentriebwerks für das bekannte Flugabwehrgeschoss X-4 beteiligt.Nach Kriegsende im Mai 1945 ging Gartmann zunächst als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeit in die USA, wo er in den Jahren 1946 und 1947 beim Air Material Command in Wright Field tätig war.Nach seiner Rückkehr publizierte er populärwissenschaftliche Bücher und Zeitungsbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Raumfahrt. Von 1949 bis 1960 war er Vorstandsmitglied der Gesellschaft für Weltraumforschung e. V. Stuttgart, Mitinitiator der IAF und seit 1950 Herausgeber der Fachzeitschrift Weltraumfahrt des Umschau-Verlages, Frankfurt am Main.

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        Maitag (mit Putten am Bach).

      - Radierung, 1917, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, mit der Signatur von Carl Bantzer für F.W. Thielmann. 11,5:15,7 cm. Literatur: Füllenbach 74. &#150; Sehr guter und vollrandiger Abdruck. Thielmann gilt neben C. Bantzer (1857-941) als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der &#132;Willingshäuser Malerkolonie", der ältesten Künstlerkolonie Europas.

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        THE IDEAL GIANT THE CODE OF A HERDSMAN CANTELMAN'S SPRING-MATE

      London: Privately Printed for the London Office of THE LITTLE REVIEW, 1917. Printed self-wrapper string-tied into cloth- backed pictorial board folder, with cover illustration and pictorial second title after designs by Lewis. The cream white boards are dustsoiled and have a few spots, the fragile fore-corners of the boards are chipped, with some loss, but internally a very nice copy of this fragile production. First edition of Lewis's first separate literary book, preceded by TIMON OF ATHENS, a portfolio of illustrations. This work collects three short pieces, and was printed in an edition of approximately two hundred copies (though Pound & Grover speculate that perhaps only fifty copies of the folder were made). MORROW & LAFOURCADE A2. POUND & GROVER A1.

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        Photographie - Zürich Fluntern. 15 Orig.-Photographien, Albumin auf Karton aufgezogen.

      ca . 1917 25 x 35 cm, 16, 5 x 23 cm, Tadell. Alle gestempelt: «Ernst Linck. Zürich. Rämistr. 3». Ernst Rudolf Linck (1874-1963) verbrachte seine Jugend in Winterthur. wo er das Gymnasium besuchte. Er absolvierte eine Fotografenausbildung im Atelier seines Vaters Johann Linck. Nach seinen Wanderjahren um 1894 bis um 1900. führte er als Geschäftspartner mit seinem Cousin Philipp Linck das Fotoatelier «Ph. & E. Link». Nach der Trennung der Geschäftspartner 1917. richtete Ernst Rudolf Linck ein eigenes Atelier in den «Denzlerhäusern» an der Rämistrasse 3 in Zürich ein. 1939 musste Ernst Rudolf Linck das Geschäft aus gesundheitlichen Gründen aufgeben. - Sehr schöne poetische Bilder eines Quartiers. das es so nur noch partiell gibt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Photographie Helvetica - Zürich

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        Kleine Prosa

      Bern: Verlag von A. Francke, 1917. First edition. Lightly foxed; slight lean, sun to spine and a few marks to boards. 8vo, 201pp; boards. Scarce.

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