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        The Young Stagers

      London: Longmans Green & Co. VG: in very good condition with rubbed and chipped dust jacket. Eps foxed. 1917. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 210mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 184pp. .

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        [Lefler, Heinrich] Kling Klang Gloria

      Wien: Tempsky & Co., n.d. [ca. 1917]. Oblong quarto. Color pictorial cloth backed paper covered boards, color illustrated endpapers. Full-page color illustrations on every other page. Uncommon cover design consisting of floral motif. A classic in Jugendstil design. Some weakening to hinges, corners bumped, clean and bright internally.

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        Australia World War One. War Savings Booklet Including 5 War Savings stamps

      Melbourne: Commonwealth of Australia, 1917 Original Australian World War One War Savings Stamp folding Booklet containing affixed 5 x Australian War Savings stamps ( 1 x 2/6, 4 x 6 pence) Stamp Condition varies - good - fine (1 stamp damaged) Booklet near fine. Scarce multiple stamps.

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        Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Oorspronkelijk soepel perkament met vergulde rugbelettering en Zilverdistel-vignet in goud op het voorplat. In papieren foedraal met hetzelfde vignet (Binderij Phoenix). (4), 148 p. Met de hand gezet uit de Zilvertype en gedrukt door J.F. van Royen op de eigen pers in rood en zwart in een oplage van 125 exemplaren.* De Zilverdistel 15. Van Royen 1964, 11.

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        [Photo Album]: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

      St. Thomas, Virgin Island. [circa 1917-1924]. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11". String-tied black cloth over paper boards with "Baby's Book" stamped in guilt on the front board. Contains 84 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 5" x 7" and two postcards without captions. The album is near fine with some edgewear and age-toning and near fine photographs with some fading.A photo album kept by an American stationed at the U.S. Naval base in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands between 1917 and 1924. The album details daily life at the base. The photos document the results of a hurricane with images of the ruins of houses and people standing amongst the debris. Also featured are the indigenous people of the island at work and in thatched huts. One photo shows a group of native people in a group dancing. The landscape of the island as well as its native animals can be seen throughout the album with photos taken of small cities and beaches. A laid in photograph shows a night scene of a beach and is captioned "Hayti" on the verso, presumably taken on a trip to the neighboring island. The Americans on the island are also depict in their leisure activities which included tennis and trips to the beaches. A few photos show a large group of women posing at a garden party. There are photos from the naval base featuring lines of men in starch white uniforms standing at attention, and of the ships around the island. The earliest images of naval cadets and officers were most likely showing training for the First World War.In 1917 the United States purchased the island from the Danish government for $25 million in gold and it was meant to be used in World War I as part of a defensive strategy. The U.S. feared that the Germans would obtain the island to set up a naval base closer to North America. A new flag was designed and the inhabitants of St. Thomas were given U.S. citizenship. An interesting collection of snapshots from the early days of the United States Navy in St. Thomas. .

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        Die Verwandlung

      Kurt Wolff, Leipzig - 74 S., 3 Bl., Obrosch. (Kl. Eckabrisse, Rücken mit Fehlstellen). Titel mit Leipziger Zensurstempel.Der jüngste Tag Bd. 22/23. Ohne Angabe des Jahres oder der Auflage. Auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes nur der Hinweis "COPYRIGHT KURT WOLF VERLAG.LEIPZIG.1917". Gedruckt bei Dietsch&Brückner in Weimar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Basrah: Printed by E. G. Pearson at the Times Press, Bombay, and published by the Superintendent, Government Press, Basrah, 1917. First edition thus. Hardcover. The Arab of Mesopotamia was published in Basrah in 1917, to inform British imperial considerations in the Middle East during and after the First World War. The author, Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926) was the intriguing and influential adventurer, scholar, writer, and diplomat who, like her contemporary T. E. “Lawrence of Arabia” did much to frame and shape the Middle East during and after the First World War. Raised amid industrialist family wealth, Bell lost her mother at age three, increasing a “sense of independence and self-reliance” perhaps already inherent to the “physically restless and intellectually gifted” child.  By her mid-twenties the unmarried Bell discovered intellectual and emotional fascination with the Middle East.  “Outstanding literary and linguistic skills” coupled with “determination, bravery, physical strength, and endurance” invigorated contributions to travel literature, translation, archaeology, and architecture, eventually evolving into engagement in the region’s socio-political currents.  By the First World War, Bell became “a voluntary agent of Britain’s interests in the Middle East” and assumed her defining role – as “a woman trying to break one of the most challenging barriers of her time: the physical conquest of the desert and the decoding of the moral and ethical code of its inhabitants.”  (ODNB) The Arab of Mesopotamia speaks to Bell’s influence in shaping the post-WWI structure of the Middle East, particularly the foundation of Iraq. After joining the Cairo Arab Bureau in 1916, Bell was annexed to the military intelligence department in Basrah.  Her articles for Hogarth’s Arabian Report and the famous Arab Bulletin ranked among “the best sources of information on the events in the Middle East during the war.”  When the Turks lost Baghdad in early 1917, Bell engaged in Mesopotamia’s civil administration. Bell became oriental secretary under the British high commissioner when an Arab provisional government was established in Baghdad in late 1920, a post she held until her death in 1926 from a sleeping pill overdose. Bell influenced decisions at the March 1921 Cairo conference of British Middle East officials, and “played a significant role in securing the throne for Feisal ibn Hussein” later that year “and in preparing the electoral law that provided the king and the British high commissioner with the authority to administer the country…” The Arab of Mesopotamia was published in 1917 in Basrah, a small, clothbound, 202-page volume with a frontis map. A brief Preface presents the contents as “… essays on subjects relating to Mesopotamia, written during 1916 by persons with special knowledge… many of those whom the fortune of war has brought to these regions would be glad to have the opportunity of obtaining them in a convenient and permanent form.”  Pages 101-202 titled “Asiatic Turkey” are 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 and publication indicates that the entirety of the volume was authored by Bell, including the 10 essays spanning pages 1-100. This copy belonged to a British military officer serving in Baghdad in 1920, concurrent with Bell’s nation-building efforts in Baghdad. Condition of this copy is very good plus.  The green cloth binding remains square, clean, and tight, with bright gilt print and only light wear to extremities.  The contents, printed on newsprint-quality paper, are inevitably edge-toned, but quite respectably clean and crisp withal.  The front free endpaper shows a small tear, but is intact with an inked ownership inscription of “Captain R. M. Roy” dated Baghdad. June, 1920”.  The following blank page bears a further indecipherable inscription and the word “Baghdad”.  A final previous owner mark at the title page head, also indecipherable, is dated “’18” with the word “Baghdad” below.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Schliersee, 4. August 1917. - 1 S. Gr.-4to. Früher Brief an einen Herrn Asch: „Nun komme ich doch zu Ihnen, Ihre mir in Hamburg so freundlich und unerwartet angebotene Hilfe zu erbitten. Es handelt sich nur um diesen letzten Monat vor Antritt meiner neuen Stellung, der mir so unüberwindliche Schwierigkeiten bereitet. Wollen Sie mir darüber hinweg helfen? [.]". – Klemperers „neue Stellung" war die des Generalmusikdirektors der Kölner Oper, wo er bis zu seinem Wechsel nach Wiesbaden in gleicher Eigenschaft tätig war.

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      Budapest: Ma-csoport Kiadása 1917 - Quarto, wrappers, 48pp. Exceptionally rare publication, the first book of poems by Aladár Komját (né Korach, 1891-1937), who teamed up with Kassák in the MA group in 1915 and exiled with it to Vienna in 1919. Author of Gitár és konfisló, one of the most important MA books. Komját was a self-proclaimed Warrior-Poet, known for his strident Marxist verse but never signed in as a party member, a very affable polyglot. He parted with MA in 1923 to edit the journal Egység which lasted for one year upon which he moved to Berlin and finally Paris. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      USA: Savings Bank Section, American Bankers Association. Hardcover. 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. . Good. 1917. First Edition.

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      Berlin, Die Aktion 1917 - 22,5 x 11, 5 cm, Frontispiz (Lithografie von Max Oppenheimer: Einstein), 96 S., brauner Pappband, Rücken läd., 2. A. mit dem Nachdruck des Aufsatzes von Franz Blei für die 1. A., mit Widmung des Verfassers in französischer Sprache auf Vorsatz [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bilderhandschrift des hamburgischen Stadtrechts von 1497 im hamburgischen Stadtarchiv. Herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde zu Hamburg. Mit einer Einleitung von Heinrich Reincke.

      Hamburg, Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft 1917 - VIII, 216, 50 SS. Mit 25 Kunstdrucktafeln, davon 19 farbig. Folio. Handgeb. OPgmt.Bd. mit Deckelbeschriftung und Wappenillustration sowie Kopfgoldschnitt. Möller-Tecke 1459. - Eins von 260 num. Exemplaren. - Als Beiheft eingebunden das "Wörterverzeichnis" zu dem hamburgischen Stadtrecht von 1497, von C. Borchling. - Rechte obere Kante etwas bestoßen, ansonsten ordentliches Exemplar.

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      London: George Harrap & Company, (1917) First edition. Small quarto of buff cloth with upper cover and spine decoration in red and black.  Cover and all illustrations done by Jessie M. King.  Four tipped in color plates and 16 black and white photographs.  The cloth has some bubbling and wrinkling as seems to be common with this title but the cloth is clean and the decorations in gilt and color are bright.  Frontispiece is slightly wrinkled from publishers glue. Text clean and unmarked.  Scarce.

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      [Kyoto 1917, Unsodo]. Accordion folded, 2 vols., woodblock. printed covers, 78 pages of color woodblock printed plates,. no text, illustrating a profusion of toys, games & dolls.. A CHARMING COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED SET OF BOOKS A charming work, illustrating a wide variety of highly crea- tive children's toys, games, dolls and doll clothing, paper dolls & their cut-out clothing, games, Karuta cards, balls, bamboo toys, masks, New Year's games, story books, stilts, picture blocks, fans, boats, parachutes,drums,spinning tops, animals, wheeled toys, birds, fish, boxed games, toy cooking utensils, flutes, whistles, articulating toys and so many other items & other beautiful works of art created from the most humble of materials. Dolls riding horses and those that ride on a small ship. All skillfully and uniquely made from very simple & humble materials into superb works of art as only the Japanese can do. An excellent example of art works, form, style, color & sensitive taste. Will make children of all ages smile. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Talaings, The

      White Lotus, Rangoon 1917 - Talaings, The [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Uncle Frank's Mary

      Benziger Brothers NY 1917. Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover First book in the Mary Selwyn series which became so popular that two other, smaller books were later written to explain what led Mary to where she began (prequels). "The Quest for Mary Selwyn" also available. Light soil on boards, top edge "dusty". A very good tight binding which matches the sequel, "The Quest of Mary Selwyn". Mary Selwyn Series; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 265 pages; 26787

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        Typed Letter, Signed, to Ross Golden (March 15, 1915). OFFERED WITH: CUSHING, Harvey: Typed Letter, Signed, to J. B. Rieger (January 13, 1917). 2 Letters from Harvey Cushing about the Nu Sigma Nu fraternity.

      1915-1917. - Very Good. Nu Sigma Nu is a medical fraternity, of which Cushing was a member. 1. Typed Letter, Signed, to Ross Golden (March 15, 1915): Letterhead: Dr. Harvey Cushing/ The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital/ Boston. My dear Golden: - I am most appreciative of your friendly letter and only regret that the nearness of my departure for Paris prevented my attendance at the banquet. With best wishes to you all, I am Very sincerely yours, Harvey Cushing (signed). Mr. Ross Golden, Secretary, Nu Sigma Nu, Beta Kappa Chapter, 291 Brookline Ave., Boston. 2. Typed Letter, Signed, to J. B. Rieger (January 13, 1917): Letterhead: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital/ Huntington Avenue and Francis Street/ Mail Address, Fenway Station/ Harvey Cushing, M.D./ Surgeon-in-Chief (the names of 3 others are also printed on the letterhead) Mr. J. B. Rieger, Secretary, 291 Brookline Ave., Boston, Mass. My dear Rieger: I have forgotten all about the one hundred dollar advance to you, and I will be glad if you will turn it in to your funds, for such disposition as you may think best. With many regards, I am Most truly yours, Harvey Cushing (signed). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Complete Writings of O. Henry, The


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        Nobiliario de Vasco da Ponte. De algunas linajes de Galicia, que lo escribió en tiempos del Emperador Carlos V.

      Est. tip. Sucesore de Rivadeneyra., Madrid. 1917 - 27 x 19.5cm. 72pp. Rústica original. Palau 231545, da la fecha 1917, 'Edición del duque de T'Serclaes'. Editio princeps del 'Tratado de linajes de Galicia', por Vasco de Aponte, escrito en el año 1533. Nítidamente impreso en papel grueso, con grandes margenes. Muy raro (1 ejemplar en CCPBE). Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1917 - 1917 Wisden Paperback

      1917. Hi and Welcome to our Store. This lot is an 1917 Paperback Wisden. In very good Condition, The covers and spine are very nice on this Wisden, internally very good, a couple of thumbed pages and a light crease to the last few but a very nice Wisden,

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        Boletim da Sociedade de Bibliófilos Barbosa Machado.

      Lisbon, Libanio da Silva, 1910?1917. - 4 volumes bound in 3. Large 8° (24 x 18.2 cm.), twentieth-century (third quarter) crimson half sheep over machine marbled boards, spines nicely gilt with raised bands in five compartments, title in gilt letter in second compartment, volume numbers in fourth, decorated endleaves, original printed wrappers bound in. Nicely printed on excellent quality paper. Illustrations in text. Titles and half-titles in red and black. Uncut. A fine set. Frontisportrait, 307 pp., (1 l.); frontisportrait, 225 pp., (1 l.), 5 plates; 246 pp., (1 l.); 56 pp. Page 179 in volume II wrongly numbered 17. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of a complete run of this journal for a society of bibliophiles, the organ of the only such organization which ever existed in Portugal. Among the collaborators were J.J. Gomes de Brito, the Conde de Sabugosa, and Xavier da Cunha.*** Pires, @Dicionário da imprensa periódica literária portuguesa do século XX, I, 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Obras de Juan Ramón Jiménez. Diario de un poeta recién casado (1916). Primera edición especial en papel hilo. Ejemplar número 16 de una tirada de 100

      . Editorial: Casa Editorial Calleja. 1917 - Poesía. España. Madrid. Editorial: Casa Editorial Calleja. 1917. Primera edición. 280 pags. 19x13 cms. Rústica. Muy buen estado. Cubierta algo rozada en el borde y con un desperfecto en el borde inferior del lomo. Lomo y cortes tostados. Una de las solapillas interiores falta. Edición especial en papel hilo. Ejemplar número 16 de una tirada de 100. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LITTLE BROTHER & LITTLE SISTER And Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm

      London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1917. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 tipped-in colored plates, along with original drawings throughout, by Arthur Rackham. 4to, full olive green cloth with gilt pictorial vignettes and lettering on upper cover and spine, with illustrated endpapers. xi, 251. A handsome copy of this scarce book. This collection, which includes forty new stories, was designed to form a complementary volume to GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES, which Constable published with Rackham's illustrations in 1909.

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      S. e., Paris 1917 - 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). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Tientsin 1917, Tientsin Pr. Original decorated blue cloth,. 226p., 81 b.w. plates and drawings, large size 18 x 24 cm.,. paper bit browned as usual, neatly rebacked old spine layed. down, corners bit bumped worn, contents solid. R A R E. A COMPREHENSIVE CHINA HUNTING & SHOOTERS BOOK Primary source and important natural historic study. Covers the author's sojourn in China hunting for snipe, duck, bear, shooting trip in the Imperian Hunting Grounds, Yang-tze riv- er deer, ringed-neck pheasant, rams, wild goose, Shansi bear, Reeves' pheasant, leopard, Chukar shooting, house-boat trip on the Yang-tze, Tai-ping Marsh, Takin, Mongol pony, wolf &c. A comprehensive China hunting book. Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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      New York: Cupples & Leon, 1917. Carroll, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). Julia Greene & Helen Pettes. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (WITH CUT-OUT PICTURES AND COLORS). Illustrated by Julia Greene & Helen Pettes after John Tenniel. NY: Cupples & Leon, (1917). True First Edition with all FOUR pages of cut-out plates present and uncut, not just a frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth lettered in red on the spine, underneath paper covered upper and lower boards. Very Good copy with some fore-edge-wear and a little soil and chipping, ALL FOUR PAGES OF CUT-OUTS are UNCUT, scarce thus. . First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good. Illus. by Julia Greene & Helen Pettes.

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        PLATERO Y YO (1907-1916)

      1917 - JIMÉNEZ, Juan Ramón.- PLATERO Y YO (1907-1916). Madrid, Casa Editorial Calleja. 1917. 4º, rústica. Ejemplar impecable. Segunda edición ampliada. Papel sin desbarbar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. Original patterned dust-wrapper; original illustrated extra wrappers; 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). Apart from the described wrappers and extra-wrappers, there are, in all, 24 leaves with -mostly photographic- illustrations and 6 leaves of text.The extra dust-wrappers (which are not called for but which do exist in different vaieties, very rarely present) are quite worn and chipped at edges. The spine is held together by a string, and some of the first extra leaves are a bit loose (but fully intact). Apart from the quite worn extra material, the publication is in very nice condition. The programme-issue itself has very little wear.. 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. 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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      GRUELLE, JOHNNY. [BANNERMAN,HELEN]. ALL ABOUT LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. NY: Cupples & Leon (1917). 16mo, boards, pictorial paste-on, fine in dust wrapper. Illustrated by JOHNNY GRUELLE with 8 wonderful color plates and many b&w's. Very scarce.

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        Technische Berichte - Band 1 + 2: Abdruck 608, Geheim

      Flugzeugmeisterei, Berlin-Charlottenburg 1917 - Tafel I-CCLXXIII und bildtafel CCXVIIa, 314 S., Ta. HLwd der Zeit. (II : Name im Innendeckel, gutes Erhaltung, Band 3 fehlt) - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben. 3500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Edvard Munch.

      1. utg. Berlin, Verlag von Bruno Cassirer, 1917. Stor 8vo. (6) + 191 s. Illustrert. Originalradering av Edvard Munch. Orig. dekorert hellerretsbd. Hilsen på forsats, datert 24.12.1917.. Med originalraderingen Mannshode av Edvard Munch

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

      The Egoist, 1917. Hardcover. Very Good. The Egoist, London 1917. First English Edition from English Sheets. Rare Book. Only 1,000 were printed. Preceded by Huebsch printed in America. This edition is referred to as the Second Edition by the publisher. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light spots, age toning. Fraying at the spine, thin fragile pages, foxing, short tears.

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        Pierrot Wounded. Adapted by Walter Adolphe Roberts from the French of P. Alberty

      Chicago, Brothers of the Book, 1917. [8] p.; 17 cm. Poem by Jamaican-born African American poet and journalist P. Alberty . "Proceeds go to the Chicago Committee of the American Fund for the French Wounded." The poem was the title of a 1921 collection of Roberts's poems. This is the rare first printing. Slightly soiled; held together with red, white & blue ribbon; very good. Stock#OB517.

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        Perspektivy russkoj revoljucii [Perspektiven der russischen Revolution / Perspectives of the Russian Revolution]. Text in Kyrillisch

      Berlin: Ladyznikov (Ladyschnikow) 1917 - 84 pages/Seiten. Private Halbleinwand mit Deckelschild (ordnungsgemäß ausgemustertes Bibliotheksexemplar mit einem Signaturschild auf dem vorderen Deckel und mehrfachen Stempeln auf dem Titelblatt recte bzw. verso, etwas berieben und bestoßen, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar). 8°. Half-cloth with title on front cover (a littel rubbed and bumped, proper rejected library-copy with stamps on the title recto and verso, otherwise a good and clean copy). 8°. Seltene zweite Ausgabe und erster Separatdruck des Textes, der ursprünglich als Vorwort zu "Nasha Revolyutsiya", bzw. "Nasha Revoliutsiia" (unter dem Titel "Itogi i perspektivy") in Sankt Petersburg 1906 erschien. - Vgl. Sinclair 171200 (3) bzw. 060600 (Seite 709 bzw. 22]. [= Social'no-politiceskaja Biblioteka 3] 850 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Arab of Mesopotamia. Printed by the Times Press, Bombay and published by the Superintendent, Government Press, Basrah, 1917.

      1917 1917 - Small 8vo. (viii), 202. Includes a map as frontispiece. Original green cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover, binding slightly shaken. Inscription on front endpaper dated July 1918. First edition. Comprises articles or essays on subjects relating to Mesopotamia written 1916. " . they might be of some interest to members of the Force serving in Mesopotamia who may not have had opportunity to make acquaintance with the Dominions of the Sultan beyond the battle-fileds of Gallipoli and the Iraq" (Bell's preface). Gertrude Bell served under Sir Percy Cos and Sir Arnold Wilson during World War I and she was part of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force in Basra and Baghdad. She made a masterly official report on the administration of Mesopotamia during the difficult period between the Arnistice of 1918 and the Iraq rebellion of 1920. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Bibliothèque des curieux, 1917. In-8, broché., Paris - EDITION ORIGINALE de l'introduction et des notes d¿Apollinaire. Portrait de Baudelaire en frontispice. Le recueil rassemble le texte définitif des FLEURS DU MAL, avec les variantes de la première édition de 1857, les pièces ajoutées dans les éditions de 1861, 1866, 1868, suivies des poèmes publiés du vivant et après la mort de l'auteur. ENVOI AUTOGRPHE signé d¿Apollinaire à Paix-Séailles. >>> Charles Paix-Séailles (1879-1921), dreyfusard, engagé à Gauche (il dirigea le Bonnet rouge), ami de Jaurès, chercha le rapprochement pacifiste avec l'Allemagne. Il fut le directeur de l'hebdomadaire pacifiste L'Européen, dans lequel Apollinaire écrivit en 1902 et 1903 des articles. Il resta proche du poète puisqu'on le compte parmi les invités au déjeuner donné en son honneur le 31 décembre 1916 au Palais d'Orléans. On sait aussi par le compte-rendu qu'en fit La Vache enragée le 29 juin 1917 qu'il était présent à la première des MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        His Last Bow

      London: John Murray. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor fading to spine. 1917. First Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 305pp + ads. .

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        [Photo Album, Hand-titled]: Photographs from the Front. Album of photographs of Australian and New Zealand troops at Ypres [Passchendaele] during World War I

      [Ypres. circa 1917-18]. Folio. Contemporary commercial album. Quarter red fine grain cloth and darker red pebble-grained cloth. Album of glossy gelatin silver print photographs of Australian and New Zealand troops at the Third Battle of Ypres [Passchendaele] during World War I. The album holds 96 original photographs each measuring 7.5" x 6" tipped on to the album sheets, two to a page, with brief captions. Neatly rebacked at some point, some modest spotting on the boards, a very good album; the images display some very faint toning in the corners from the glue that holds them in the album, but are mostly fine or near fine. A few of the photographs with a slug "Australian Official Photograph" in the negative. A superb and arresting historical album of photographs of the Australian and New Zealand troops at the Third Battle of Ypres [Passchendaele] during World War I. Frank Hurley was the noted photographer of the Antarctic exploring expeditions of Shackleton and Mawson; his photographs of those journeys serve as the visual backdrop and imprimatur of those famous expeditions. Upon Hurley's return from the second Mawson expedition, he was commissioned, and became the official war photographer for the Australian government. He spent the final year of the war in France with ANZAC troops, where he took these images in the area of Ypres salient, where nearly a quarter of a million lives were lost.The images include derelict and damaged British and German tanks; several images of aerial activity taken both on the ground and in combat, as well as one of soldiers filling an observation balloon on the ground, and another aerial image of Ypres from a balloon; German pillboxes; many images of artillery including captured field pieces and large train-mounted guns, both damaged and operational; gunners in gas masks firing artillery and another of a captured German gun with its captors (including a puppy happily framed in the barrel); long rows of wounded on stretchers and several images of field hospitals; soldiers sleeping in trenches or cellars or other makeshift shelters; and one image captioned "Gen. Sir John Monash, K.C.B. receiving the Accolade of France" shows Monash on one knee receiving a medal. Also pictured is an ANZAC transport ship, a field kitchen, troops being reviewed, serving out rations, a couple images of impromptu dental surgery, an Australian band parading in Baupaume, a line of London buses used as transports, several images of temporary bridges, one image of what appears to be a gas cloud, one interesting image of men under guard labeled: "Prisoners who rescued Australian Wounded," and images of the corpses of horses and men "left to rot by the Germans."The album offered here is comparable to a digitized example in the State Library of New South Wales. A fair number of the photographs present in the digitized album are also available in our present offering, or illustrate the same scene from a different perspective or angle, or are variants of those images. Approximately half of the images in this album don't appear in the digitized album. Unique. (See Library of New South Wales exhibition of Hurley and World War I.) .

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        [Photo Album]: Baghdad and India During World War I

      Baghdad; India. 1917-1918. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 7.5". Maroon cloth over boards with "Album" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 200 sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3.5" x 6" affixed to stiff black paper with captions. The album is very good with worn edges with some photos lacking, near fine or better.A photo album kept by Bernard Peace between 1917 and 1918 in the Middle East and India. Peace was in the Middle Eastern theatre of war at the end of World War I and documented the capture of Baghdad as well as the armistice with Turkey, and civilian life during the last year of war. The album opens with photos pieced together to create a panoramic view of the armistice with Turkey which took place November 2, 1918. One photo shows the dedication of a British cemetery in Baghdad with rows of tiny crosses and troops standing at attention while three clergymen pray over the dead. Throughout the album are photos of "Cooli" day laborers, women in markets, "Jews," and a whole page with the title, "Arabs," of candids and portraits of local people. One photo shows Turkish prisoners being escorted by boat, another shows the "Native fruit boats at Muscat."Peace made additional trips to India and Persia with photos showing the Ganges River, Bombay, and local people. There are aerial photos of the encampment at Baqubah and other cities and camps listed as "Mesopotamia" and one captioned, "hit on the Euphrates from the air." Two photos of an airplane are captioned, "first aeroplane from England to India, (Handley-Page) arriving at Baghdad. Gen. Salmond, pilot." Another page shows a camel caravan and a photo labeled "British armored car." Throughout the album are photos of "Arab life," "Baghdadies," and "the streets of Baghdad" full of native people and their culture.An extensive look at the Middle Eastern Theater of War during the end of the Great War. .

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        Fleisch. Gesammelte Lyrik.

      Berlin-Wilmersdorf: Verlag der Wochenschrift DIE AKTION (Franz Pfemfert) 1917 - 87 Seiten plus 9 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, Fadenheftung, Format 13,9 x 21,3 cm, hartgebundener Original-Pappband (Die Aktions-Lyrik, herausgegeben von Franz Pfemfert, Band 3). * Erstausgabe. "Dieses Buch wurde als dritter Band der Sammlung DIE AKTIONS-LYRIK gedruckt im März 1917 von der Buch- und Kunstdruckerei F. E. Haag, Melle in Hannover. Umschlag und Innenblätter zeichnete Max Oppenheimer" [Impressum auf Titelblatt-Rückseite]. Erhaltung: Auf Grund des leichten Einbands fehlt vom Rücken das untere Drittel. Die übrigen Rückenkanten zeigen Einrisse. Der vordere Vorsatz ist herausgeschnitten (innen bleibt ein ca. 1,0 cm breiter Streifen), vermutlich um einen Besitzvermerk zu löschen. Auf dem Titel-Vorblatt steht ein Name mit Tinte (Vollmer?). Am unteren Rand des vorderen Deckels ein dezenter Fleck. Innen ist alles sauber und fleckenlos. Insgesamt ein Exemplar mit guter Substanz das ein guter Buchbinder wieder herrichten kann. Sehr selten! DIE AKTIONS-LYRIK / DIE AKTION / FRANZ PFEMFERT (1917) - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Jüngste Tag. Bde. 1, 3, 14, 27/28, 50, 56, 58/59, 75, 64 (in einem Band)

      Kurt Wolff, Leipzig - Sammlung von 9 Bänden in einem Halbleinenband, enthält: Bd. 1 - Franz Werfel, Die Versuchung. Ein Gespräch des Dichters mit dem Erzengel und Luzifer, 2. Aufl. (1917), 32 S., kl. Rundstempel auf dem Titelblatt; Bd. 3 - Franz Kafka, Der Heizer. Ein Fragment, 2. Aufl. 1916, 47 S.; Bd. 14 - Carl Sternheim, Busekow. Eine Novelle, 4. - 8. Tausend 1916, 30 S.; Bd. 27/28 - Albert Ehrenstein, Nicht da, nicht dort, Erste Ausgabe 1917 (Wilpert/Gühring 5), 76 S.; Bd. 50 - Carl Sternheim, Ulrike. Eine Erzählung, Erste Ausgabe 1918 (Wilpert/Gühring 33), 42 S., kl. Rundstempel auf dem Titelblatt; Bd. 56 - Mechtild Lichnowsky, Gott betet, Erste Ausgabe (1918) (Wilpert/Gühring 4), 46 S., kl. Rundstempel auf dem Titelblatt; Bd. 58/59 - Francis Jammes, Das Paradies. Geschichten und Betrachtungen, übertragen von E. A. Rheinhardt, Erste deutsche Ausgabe (1919), 79 S.; Bd. 75 - Hans Siemsen, Auch ich. Auch du. Aufzeichnungen eines Irren, Erste Ausgabe (1919), 23 S.; Bd. 64 - Karel Capek, Kreuzwege, aus dem Tschechischen von Otto Pick, Erste deutsche Ausgabe (1918/1919), 36 S.; Raabe, Zs. 145; sehr stabiler Handeinband von schlichter Schönheit aus der Buchbinderwerkstatt Frida Schoy (1889 - 1963, Dorfner-Schülerin, Folkwang-Schule) in Essen, rundum mit Grünschnitt, ohne die Umschläge gebunden, bis auf gelegentliche Bleistiftnumerierung auf den Titelblättern innen frisch, Rücken etwas fleckig, Deckel gering lichtrandig [Attributes: Hard 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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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1917 - 1917 Original Hardback Wisden Very Good

      1917. 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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