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        Deutscher Sagenschatz. 15 Bände. Vlämische Sagen. / Friesische Sagen. / Schleswig-Holsteinische Sagen. / Westfälische Sagen. / Rheinland Sagen in 2 Bänden. / Harzland-Sagen. / Schlesische Sagen. / Sächsische Sagen. / Schwarzwald-Sagen. / Schwäbische Sagen. / Bayrische Stammeskunde. / Hessen-Nassauische Sagen. / Elsässische Sagen. / Deutsche Natursagen. 1. Reihe: Von Holden und Unholden.

      Jena Eugen Diederichs Verlag., 1917-1944.. Jeweils 1. Auflagen. Jeweils zahlr. Abb. Zwischen 220 u. 380 S. 8°. 13 Bände in Originalhalbleinen, 1 Band in Originalleinen, 1 Band in Originalpappeinband. Durchgehend altersgemäßer Zustand. Bei 1 Band kleiner Einriß am unteren Gelenk. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Straßenszene

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

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        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

      London: Egoist Press,, [1917]. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles in blind to upper board and to spine gilt. Neat ownership inscription to the verso of the half title, nick to the edge of the same leaf, tips with a trace of rubbing but a superb copy. First edition, English issue from American sheets, published 12 February 1917. Joyce's first novel was published in America by Huebsch, from whom Harriet Shaw Weaver, the proprietor of the Egoist Press, purchased "not more than 750" sets of sheets, issuing them here a year before her own UK printing of March 1918.

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        Les Ecrevisses, fantaisie en vers dite par Mr. C. Coquelin de la Comédie française. Manuscrit autographe enrichi d'aquarelles originales

      S.n, 1917. - S.n., S.l. s.d [1917], 13x21cm, relié. - "Copia manoscritta unico di 28 pagine scritte sul davanti a penna su carta spessa, arricchito da un rappresentante di inchiostro acquerello Coquelin (laminato come frontespizio), una grande pagina acquerello pieno e altri dodici piccola testa di capitolo. Gli acquerelli originali sono Guillaumot Figlio da quelli di Santiago Arcos. Autografo firmato dall'autore sul frontespizio, datata 1917. Bound in rosso marocco metà il dolore, schiena liscia, carta piatti a mano con qualche graffio. Figlio di mezzo di Alexandre Dumas e Maupassant, Jacques Normand ha collaborato con lui a scrivere molte piccole parti e adattato il suo nuovo "" teatro "Musotte" (1891). Acquerello unico manoscritto. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exemplaire unique manuscrit de 28 pages rédigées, au recto, à la plume sur papier fort, enrichi d'une encre aquarellée représentant Coquelin (contrecollée en guise de frontispice), d'une grande aquarelle pleine page et de douze autres petites en tête de chapitre. Les aquarelles originales sont de Guillaumot Fils d'après celles de Santiago Arcos. Envoi autographe signé de Jacques Normand sur la page de titre, daté de 1917. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquiné rouge, dos lisse, plats de papier à la cuve présentant quelques griffures. Proche d'Alexandre Dumas fils et de Maupassant, Jacques Normand collabora avec ce dernier pour l'écriture de nombreuses petites pièces et adapta sa nouvelle ""Musotte"" au théâtre (1891). Unique manuscrit aquarellé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Canada in the Great World War in Six Volumes

      Toronto, Canada: Makers of Canada (Morang), Limited, 1917. Red Leather Binding. Patricia Edition, This edition is limited to One Thousand Numbered Sets, being the first printing, of which this is Number 163. An authentic account of the military history of Canada from the earliest days to the close of the war of the nations. Volume II 1917 - Days of Preparation; Volume III - 1919 - Gurding the Channel Ports; Volume IV 1920 - Turn of the Tide; Volume V 1920 - The Triumph of the Allies; Volume VI 1921- Special Services Heroic Deeds. Guilt top edges. Slight edgewear. Previous owner's name inside. (Ref. #ACC-C192). Hard Cover. Very Good. 6-1/2. Canadian History.

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        L'enfantement du mort. Miracle en pourpre, noir et or

      Georges Crès & Cie, 1917. - Georges Crès & Cie, Paris 1917, 22x27cm, relié. - Prima edizione, uno dei 23 esemplari numerati in Giappone imperiale, di elaborare tête.Reliure bradel mezza pelle khaki goffrata, schiena liscia, carta piatto ornato con spirale dorata moire, copertine illustrate conservati effetto moiré spirale dorata tagli, testa dorata, elegante firmato binding Goy & Vilaine.Envoi firmato autografo di auteur.Ouvrage decorato con due illustrazioni originali di Marcel Féguide.Notre copia è completa ritratto fotografico dell'autore di Man Ray.Très raro opera stampata in tre colori e colophon 18 apr 1917, il giorno 990 della guerra. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête. Reliure à la bradel en demi peau gaufrée kaki, dos lisse, plats de papier ornés de spirales dorées à effet moiré, couvertures illustrées conservées, spirales dorées à effet moiré sur les coupes, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel l'Herbier. Ouvrage orné de deux illustrations originales de Marcel Féguide. Notre exemplaire est bien complet du portrait photographique de l'auteur par Man Ray.Très rare ouvrage imprimé en trois couleurs et achevé d'imprimer le 18 Avril 1917, 990ème jour de guerre.

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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. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Widmungsexemplar, Anthologie, Architektur

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        Autograph manuscript (unsigned).

      No place, undated [after 1917]. - Five 4to and one 8vo sheets. 4 1/5 pp. Rare manuscript, written entirely in Doyle's hand. At the head of the first sheet, it is entitled "General Outlines of first lecture". Doyle begins by discussing the fundamental import of the questions addressed by spiritualism in the western world: "This subject which we have met to consider is far the most important in the world. It is one which ultimately concerns the fate of every one of us. There is a certain natural impatience that so huge and engrossing a question should be raised at a time when so many mundane problems seek a solution, but there are two very good reasons for this / 1. Unless we get the spiritual lessons while still under the influence of war shock we may relapse into pre[-] war materialism. 2. These religious questions are at the base of all things, and no permanent reconstruction is possible until you get a permanent base. Therefore mundane problems really depend upon the spiritual ones. Let me say at once that I speak with all humility. It is true that I have studied the matter for 34 years, that I have had a wide personal experience of investigation and that I have some knowledge both of science and possibly of detection. But granted all that, I know how complex the matter is. I speak of my own experiences and my own conclusions and I give you my reasons for the faith - or I would rather say the knowledge - to which I have attained I appeal to you would I not be a stock and a stone if I were not convinced of spirit return - if I not know it - and if I did not devote all that is in me to getting other people to know it. Look at what it means. See how the shadow of death thins away until it is no longer a dark cloud but rather a sun-tinted haze. It is a grand support for a man who is in danger [.]". Doyle cites several examples, including: "There is immensely interesting dialogue, which is reported a verbatim by a stenographer, between Dr. Hodgson after his death, and his friend & collaborator Hyslop, who has now joined him, but was then alive. Mrs. Piper was the medium. Hodgson was using her mechanism, and was speaking direct to Hyslop, giving reference after reference to things between them which were unknown to Mrs. Piper [.] talking of his death he said 'It is delightful to go through the cool ethereal atmosphere [.] [of] this life and shake off the mortal body [.] It is all so much better than I anticipated'. He recommended prayer as an expansion of the soul [.]". - With deletions and corrections in Doyle's hand. Doyle publicly announced his belief in spiritualism, which was strengthened by his son's wartime death in 1917. He expended a great deal of time and money to advance spiritualism - often lecturing as part of his efforts in this regard. This lecture manuscript offers fascinating and profound insight into Doyle's thoughts on the matter to which he was so devoted. - Age-toning, fold wear, and file hole at upper left of each page, otherwise very good. Accompanied by letter from James Lowe certifying authenticity of the manuscript.

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        Road Construction Equipment Photo Album from the Burch Plow Works Company

      Crestline, Ohio: Burch Plow Works Company, 1917. Photograph Album. Very Good. The album measures 11" x 9" and contains over 130 photographs and several specification sheets for road construction, rail yard, and industrial equipment. Most photos are 8" x 10" and mounted on linen leaves. The album and photographs are in nice shape. Burch Plow Works Company was founded in 1867 as the Blount Plow Works Company and is still in business today as Burch Farm Implements Inc. Although well known for its farm equipment, Burch produced a line of non-farm machinery including stone/gravel spreaders, crack fillers, conveyors, and unloaders that were used in road construction, rail yards, and industry. The album includes large, detailed photographs of the equipment. Over thirty photos show the equipment in use at work sites. One photo shows a sales team set up at a trade show. About 15 of the photographs are of artist renderings. Several line drawings and specification sheets are also mounted.

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        L'Enfantement du mort. Miracle en pourpre, noir et or.

      - Paris, Georges Crès & Cie, 1917. In-4, 84 pp., broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, un portrait par Man Ray contrecollé en frontispice, un hors-texte par Marcel Féguide. Texte imprimé en trois couleurs (pourpre, noir et or). Edition originale, un des 275 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches (après 20 Japon et 3 HC). ENVOI du célèbre réalisateur à Marie Cavadia. Bel exemplaire. Rare. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie est ouverte ; cependant les commandes ne pourront être expédiées qu'après le 23 août : merci de votre compréhension et de votre patience ! *** Langue : Français

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        Railway and Tramway Map of Melbourne and Suburbs with Tram Time Tables. Showing all railway stations, cable and electric tram lines in the metropolitan area.

      Melbourne.: Osboldstone & Co.. 1917.. Colour folded map, 45 x 36 cm folds into card covers 13 x 10 cm. 3 cm tear with very minor loss along one horizontal fold, few other small tears at folds, two closed tears in margins. 4 stains on reverse of one section barely affecting map. A good copy of a comparatively scarce map. Tramway Time Tables printed on reverse of map. .

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        Theodore Roosevelt Signed Portrait.

      1917. Large framed signed photograph of Theodore Roosevelt sitting outside Sagamore Hill, the family home in Oyster Bay, New York. Inscribed and dated in 1917 by him. Toned silver dry-plate photograph, signed in pencil below by the photograph studio. Matted and framed. The photograph measures 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches.

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        Group of 23 pen-and-ink satirical cartoons relating to training camp life during the First World War

      1917 or 1918 1917 - The illustrations are done by a confident, proficient hand, with a balance of economy and detail. We assume an amateur did these drawings, but they could certainly pass for the work of a professional. The piquancy of the humor is somewhat blunted by our not knowing the officers who are being lampooned, but we can still appreciate the intended gentle levity and esprit, and additionally, the snapshots into the past. While the drawings are cartoons, the people depicted are recognizable types, and the imagery is generally vivid. Here one would scarcely have a sense of the perils that lie ahead for the recruits, and pranks, minor infractions and all around high jinks are very much the rule. The cards generally measure 112 by 138 mm, oblong, (a few are slightly smaller) and they were once mounted in an album, as evidenced by the abrasion the the center of each card's back. The cards are of a heavy stock, with ruled borders and a band of blindstamped veined lines providing something of a frame to each of the images.

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        Appley Dapply?s Nursery Rhymes

      1917. first edition. First Edition of ?Appley Dapply?s Nursery Rhymes?POTTER, Beatrix. Appley Dapply?s Nursery Rhymes. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [n.d., 1917].First edition (printed in either October or November 1917). Twelvemo (4 13/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 123 x 105 mm.). 52, [1], [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and fourteen color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.Original light green boards ruled and lettered in dark red on front cover and lettered in dark red on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind rectangular panel with rounded corners, outlined in blind. With the correct color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plates XII and XIV). Some minimal marginal foxing to a few leaves but still an excellent copy.Linder, p. 430. Quinby 23. V & A 1532.

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        Keep Him Free

      Philadelphia: Ketterlinus 1917 - 20 in. x 30 in. A poster encouraging the purchase of War Stamps. A bald eagle framed in a blue background. At its feet bi-planes are issuing from their hangars. Full color. In fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Penthesilea. Ein Trauerspiel von Heinrich von Kleist mit 21 Lithographien von Richard Seewald. München, Goltzverlag 1917. Kleinfolio. 129 S. Mit 21 signierten Orig.-Lithographien von Seewald, davon 5 handkoloriert. Roter Orig.-Maroquinband von A. Köllner, Leipzig auf 5 Bünden mit Rückentitel, stilisierte Deckelvignette, 4-facher Innenkantenfilete u. Goldschnitt.

      - Eines von 25 Exemplaren der unauffindbaren Museumsausgabe mit den handkolorierten Orig.-Lithographien v. Seewald. Diese Illustrationen zu der dramatischen Dichtung von H. v. Kleist, 1917 im Hans Goltz-Verlag erschienen, machten Seewald bei allen Verlagen bekannt, die während der Inflation mit Luxusdrucken eine Blüte der deutschen Buchkunst entstehen ließen, und bald wurde sein Name mit denen von Slevogt, Corinth u. Beckmann in einem Atemzug genannt. Tadellos erhalten. - Jentsch L36-56.

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        Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus and the Syndrome of the Cerebellopontine Angle

      Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, profusely illustrated with 266 figures, viii, 296 pp. Original green ribbed cloth, tooled and gilded on spine. Very good, light shelf wear. Garrison & Morton No. 4601; Heirs of Hippocrates, 2270. Copy of American radiology and oncology pioneer Rollin H. Stevens, with his signature.

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        The Quill: A Magazine of Greenwich Village (9 Issues--Including Vol. 1, No. 1)

      New York: Arthur H. Moss. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. 9 issues of this uncommon Greenwich Village monthly magazine from the late teens and early 1920s called The Quill. All 9 volumes clean, well-preserved and VG. Digest-sized in their stapled pictorial wrappers. Somewhat of a precursor --and vaguely similar-- to "The New Yorker" but with a much more specific focus. Regular columns, for example, included "'Round Our Square ("Gossip")", "Shops of Particular Interest", "Sullivan Street", etc. and some of the featured local talent included Paul Reps, Francis Cugat (who would illustrate "The Great Gatsby's" immortal dustjacket several years later), Maxwell Bodenheim, William Gropper, Josephine Bell, Willy Pogany, Mary Austin, etc.. The issues include June-July 1917 (the maiden and 2nd issue), Oct.-Dec. 1917, Feb. 1918, June 1918, Dec. 1918, Jan-Feb 1919, April 1919 and the 5 year anniversary issue, June 1922. A nice collection of early Greenwich Village history.

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        ALSs - 4 eigenhändige Briefe mit Unterschrift.

      - Überlingen, Breslau und Feldberger Hof im Schwarzwald 2.IX,1917 bis 5.II.1919. 8Seiten gr.-8° und quer-8°. Ludwig Kohl-Larsen (1884-1969), Mediziner, Ethnologe, Prähistoriker und Forschungsreisender. - An den Geologen und Paläontologen Wilhelm Salomon-Calvi in Heidelberg bei Übersendung von Gesteinsproben und Versteinerungen, die er in seiner Dienstzeit als Feld-Oberarzt in Persien gesammelt hatte. - - Überlingen 2.IX.1917. ". Ich lege Ihnen 2 Karten . bei, in denen ich die Fundstellen der Gesteine u. Versteinerungen aus dem persischen bereisten Gebiete durch Zeichen kenntlich machte. Eine Karte aus Mesopot steht mir z. Z. nicht zur Verfügung . - - Leider hatte ich, da ich immer mit der Truppe reiten mußte (Marschordnung!) nicht genügend Zeit, den Spuren näher nachzugehen ." - - Breslau 29.IX.1917. ". Ich . glaube es bestimmt zu wissen, daß von den besuchten Punkten bis jetzt noch keine Versteinerungen nach Hause gebracht worden sind u. es freut mich daher doppelt, wenn sich das Alter der Schichten bestimmen ließe ." - - Breslau 9.X.1917. ". Selbstverständlich stehen unbegrenzt lange die Karten zur Verfügung. Ich brauche sie nur später als Ergänzung zu meinen Tagebüchern, wenn der Krieg zu Ende ist . - - Gestern habe ich erfahren, daß ich von der Türkei aus wieder angefordert bin u. es ist sehr wahrscheinlich, daß ich in allernächster Zeit wieder zu unseren 'Bundesgenossen' gehe. Ich bin immerhin sehr froh, ein nicht so beschränktes Arbeitsgebiet zu bekommen, da mir die heimischen Verhältnisse nicht so liegen. Besonders das Leben in der Garnison ." - - Feldberger Hof 5.II.1919 (auf einem Feldpostkarten-Vordruck). ". Vor einigen Tagen via Italien-Schweiz aus der Türkei zurückgekehrt, erlaube ich mir, Ihnen noch als Ergänzung der Sammlung von 17 inliegend ein paar Versteinerungen zu übersenden, die aus Sachan / Kurdistan stammen ." - - Beiliegend der Duschschlag eines Antwortbriefes von Salomon-Calvi (5.X.1917).

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Feldpostamt, 10. X. 1917. - 8vo. 2 pp. Mit eigenh. Kuvert. An Kaiser Karl I. von Österreich, König Karl IV. von Ungarn bei dem er sich für die Ernennung zum Oberst bedankt: „[ ]Nachdem ich durch die Ernennung zum Oberst wahrscheinlich das Regiment verlieren dürfte, noch bis Anfang November in meiner jetzigen Verwendung verbleiben zu dürfen und dann den mir von Eurer Majestät zugesagten dreimonatlichen Urlaub zu bewilligen [ ]" - Weiters um Die Nachfolgeregelung seines Regiments. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Son of Tarzan

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1917 Inscribed by Burroughs to Maureen Farrow, who played Jane in the Tarzan movies of the 30's and 40's with Johnny Weissmuller. Very good. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 5th or later Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées

      1917. first edition. One of 1000 Numbered Copies Signed by the Artist/AuthorWith Designs Not Found in the First English EditionDULAC, Edmund. Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées, recueillis et illustrés par Edmond Dulac. Paris: L'Édition D'Art H. Piazza, (1917). First edition in French, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Dulac, this being copy no. 559. Large quarto (11 5/8 x 9 inches; 296 x 229 mm.). iv, 149, [3] pp. Fifteen mounted color plates with captioned tissue guards, and ten decorated initials, ten tailpieces, and decorative bands to text designed by Dulac. Contemporary quarter dark blue morocco over speckled boards, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in second compartment, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers. Original pictorial wrappers designed by Dulac bound-in. Corners very slightly bumped. An excellent copy.First edition in French of Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations (1916), with the same number of color plates as the first English edition but with the addition of initials, tailpieces, and decorative bands by Dulac exclusive to this issue."Dulac's Fairy Book was the Christmas book for 1916 featured by Hodder and Stoughton in The Bookman..."The tales of this book, both written and illustrated by Dulac, were drawn from the folklore of Russia, England, Flanders, Belgium, Italy, France, Ireland, Serbia, and Japan. Dulac was able to employ the full scope of his versatility in creating a national mood in each illustration. During this period of his work, Dulac had immersed himself in the artistic traditions of folklore..."... His new perceptions resulted in a completely fresh, simpler style for the pictures of this book - a style he continued to develop and make his own for the rest of his career..."... For the French issue of Dulac's Fairy Book, Dulac himself wrote the French text" (Hughey).Hughey, 47L

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        Cuca Fera. No. 1 (19 April 1917) through No. 17 (8 August 1917).

      264 pp. volume containing 17 of the 18 total issues published of the Catalan politico-satirical periodical (most issues approx. 16 pp.), put out by the right-wing Regionalist League of Barcelona, each issue with a two- or three-color cover illustration and containing short prose writings, poetry, sketches, and cartoons. Two covers with some staining and foxing. 4to. Half-leather, orig. wrpps. bound in. Some minor wear along spine. Barcelona (Guinart y Pujolar) 1917.

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        Belaia staia [White Flock] Belaya Staya

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

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        EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DE SI MISMO. Cartas a Julio que tratan de cosas muy importantes para los artistas

      GERONA 1917 - El descubrimiento de si mismo (Cartas a Julio que tratan de cosas muy importantes para los artistas). Gerona: Tipografía de Maso. p. 214. 14,7 X 11,2 CM. PRIMERA EDICION. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De nieuwe beweging in de schilderkunst. (Met opdracht van de auteur).

      - Delft, Technische Boekhandel en Drukkerij J. Waltman Jr, 1917. 24,8 x 16,0 cm. Ingenaaid. 44, (24) p. Geïllustreerd met kunstwerken van o.a. Cézanne, Huszár, Van der Leck, Manet en Toorop. 1e druk.* Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op de titelpagina: 'Aan mijn zusje Frie/ Does.' De opdracht is gericht aan Frie Milius, de zus van Lena Milius, die op 30 mei 1917 met Van Doesburg in het huwelijk trad. Van Doesburg had in 1915 al met zwart krijt een portret van Frie Milius getekend.Opdrachtexemplaren van Theo van Doesburg zijn zeldzaam; deze opdracht in inkt aan een vers familielid is wel zeer bijzonder. == Inscribed by Van Doesburg to his wife's sister.

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        Little Brother and Little Sister and Other Tales.

      London: Constable & Co Ltd.,, 1917. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Large quarto. Original light grey cloth, titles to spine gilt, pictorial gilt titles on a white ground to front board, pictorial endpapers, white silk page marker, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original glassine jacket. Mounted colour frontispiece and 12 other plates, 43 black and white illustrations within the text. With extra plate signed by Rackham, housed in the publisher's printed envelope. Extremities lightly rubbed, partial tanning to rear free endpaper. An exceptionally bright copy in excellent condition. Signed limited edition. Number 230 of 525 copies signed by the artist and with an additional loose plate, a repeat of that facing p. 178, "He hurried away with long strides", also signed by Rackham.

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        Konvolut von 12 Titeln: 1.) Verlagsprospekt.Gedruckt auf grünem Papier. 1918. 8 nicht gezählte Seiten. Dokumentiert 24 Titel. 2.) Ernst Bloch, Schadet oder nützt Deutschland eine Niederlage seiner Militärs? 1918. 24 S. Orig.Broschur. Umschlag fleckig, Name auf Titelblatt mit Abklatsch auf Innendeckel. Roter Fleck am oberen Rand des Umschlags. Erste selbständige Publikation von Ernst Bloch. 3.) Almanach der Freien Zeitung. 1917-1918. Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hugo Ball. 1918. XIV,305 S. Orig.Pappband. Name und Datum auf Titelrückseite (Erich Tschuschke 1920). Dokumentiert 52 Artikel aus den Jahrgängen 1917 und 1918 der Freien Zeitung, darunter 3 von Hugo Ball, 2 von Ernst Bloch, 3 von Richard Grelling unter seinem Pseudonym J`accuse

      - Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Das Selbstverständnis des von der amerikanischen Regierung mitfinanzierten Verlags wurde so formuliert: "Der Verlag sieht seine Aufgabe darin, dem breiteren Publikum Werke hervorragender Autoren in deutscher und fremder Sprache im Original und in Übersetzungen zu billigen Preisen zugõnglich zu machen. Er hofft damit zum internationalen Verständnis und zur politischen Emanzipation beizutragen." Das charakteristische Verlagssignet, zwei expressionistisch ausschreitende Männer mit einer wehenden Fahne, zeichnete Hans Richter, der Ende 1917 den Auftrag erhält und es auf Briefpapier des Zürcher City Hotel skizzierte. Hugo Ball, der im Frühjahr 1915 mit Emmy Hennings in die Schweiz emigrierte, war ab 1917 Mitarbeiter der "Freien Zeitung" in Bern und ab 1918 Verlagsleiter des dieser Zeitung angeschlossenen "Freien Verlags". - Beigelegt noch 3 zugehörige Titel. 1.) Flugschriften zur Schuldfrage I. Die "Enthüllungen" des Prozesses Suchomlinow vom Verfasser des Buches "J`accuse" (= Richard Grelling). Enthält 2 Artikel, die im September und Oktober 1917 in der "Freien Zeitung" eschienen sind und einen weiteren Aufsatz. Olten, W.Trösch 1917, 56 S. Orig.Br. 2 2.) J`accuse! Von einem Deutschen. Lausanne, Payot 1915. 4.-8. Tsd. 378 S. Orig.Br. Begriffen und fleckig, Vorderer Einband gelöst. 3.) Fürst Lichnowsky, Meine Londoner Mission. Mit einem Vorwort von O.Nippold und einem Porträt des Fürsten Lichnowsky. Zürich, Orell Füssli 1918. Innendeckel eingeklebt ein Inserat aus dem hervorgeht, daß ein Teil der Broschüre aufgekauft wurde. - Hugo Ball schreibt im Verlagsalmanach: "Im Mittelpunkt der Ereignisse dieses Krieges stand für die "Freie Zeitung" von der ersten Nummer ihres Erscheinens an die Schuldfrage. Mit der Beantwortung dieser Frage zu Ungunsten der deutschen und österreichisch-ungarischen Regierungen, mit der Beantwortung der Schuldfrage zu Ungunsten der autokratischen und theokratischen Systeme der Hohenzollern und Habsburger Dynastien war zugleich die Stellung der "Freien Zeitung" zu Frieden, Verständigung und Internationale gegeben." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        His Last Bow Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

      London: John Murray, 1917., 1917. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK-FORM. Octavo. pp. 305 [6]. Bound in the publisher's original red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper. A used copy showing some moderate handling and wear; cloth a little sunned and marked, gilt to spine dulled, endpapers and edges spotted, inside paper joints cracked. Remains presentable. Includes the title story, which appeared in 'The Strand' magazine in September 1917 with the subtitle 'Some War Experiences of Sherlock Holmes'; the covers bearing the tag-line 'Sherlock Holmes Outwits a German Spy'. Unlike most Holmes adventures the narration is in the third person rather than recounted by Dr. John Watson and the episode focusses on espionage and intrigue rather than mystery and detection. Due to its portrayal of British and German spies and its patriotic themes, the story is widely believed to have been conceived as a morale booster for the troops. Green & Gibson [A40a]

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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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        Towards the Goal. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.

      London: John Murray. 1917., 1917. ROOSEVELT'S COPY, Inscribed by the author. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's pink cloth with paper labels, faded to spine, light edgewear and bumping to spine, very good indeed. Internally clean, occasional trifling spotting. Inscribed by Mrs Ward to President Roosevelt, who wrote the foreword. A passionately written plea to America to join the First World War before it is too late. A fine association. Mary Ward was asked by Theodore Roosevelt to write a series of articles to explain to Americans what was happening in Britain during the War. The United States originally pursued a policy of non-intervention, avoiding conflict while trying to broker a peace. Woodrow Wilson unsuccessfully tried to mediate a settlement and was under pressure from former President Roosevelt who denounced German acts as "piracy". A breakdown in official relations was announced in February 1917, and following a submarine attack on seven US merchant ships, America entered the Great War in April.

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        Montagne trasparenti. N. 1 della collezione dei Libri di Valore diretta da Maria Ginanni. Presentazione di Emilio Settimelli

      Edizioni dell'Italia futurista, Firenze. 1917 - In 16, pp. 156 con 1 tav. fot. f. t. Br. ed. con splendida illustrazione di A. Ginna. Edizione originale. Raccolta di liriche apparse sull'Italia futurista. La Contessa Maria Ginanni era moglie del pittore futurista Arnaldo Ginanni. LA scrittrice riunisce liriche e riflessioni dai toni sumati, interiori: paesaggi rarefatti dell'inconscio, sensazioni descritte con immagini astratte e cerebrali. Salaris, p. 99 - 100 ITA

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        183 photographs and real photo postcards of La Romana, Dominican Republic, and the 15th Marine Regiment, c. 1917

      Fotografa Mañon, Santo Domingo, R.D. 1917 - 70 photographs and 113 real photo postcards of La Romana, Dominican Republic, c. 1917, removed from original album, which had been assembled by Russell G. Weiss (1906-1995) when he was a boy. In 1990 he and his wife, Grace Kurtz Weiss (1911-2000), looked through the album and wrote a statement about it that was attached to the inside of the front cover and which accompanies the photographs. His father, Paul Beers Weiss, was a pipe fitter for Central Romana Sugar Mill. Russ lived there for 7 or 8 years as a child and is the child seen in a few of the photographs. The city of La Romana was founded in 1897 as an oil town. After 1917 with the construction of a large sugar-mill the economy shifted to sugar production. The United States occupied the Dominican Republic from 1916 to 1924. The 15th Marine Regiment operated out of La Romana. Some Marines from that post joined a baseball club sponsored by the local sugar company, which played against other Dominican squads and occasionally against traveling teams from Puerto Rico. The photographs and real photo postcards offered here include many views of life in La Romana. Other locations shown include Castillo de San Jeronimo; Hiquey; Carcel de la Fortaleza; Quisqueya; Malecon in Santo Domingo; Higueral; Seibo; Port-au-Prince; the San Isidro Estate; the Receptoria in Santo Domingo; an exposition in Santiago, Cuba, and San Juan Hill; and the ruins of Columbus' palace and other ruins in Santo Domingo. There are also photos of the Marines stationed in La Romana, Santo Domingo, and Port-au-Prince; an amphibious plane; the sugar mill; and the port of Romana. The Marines are seen both in uniform and in casual situations including swimming, cave exploring, and playing baseball. There is one view captioned "Place Where Marines Were Ambushed." Produced variously by Fotografa Manon in Santo Domingo, R.D., and by a photographer attached to the Marines (identified as Hoenes, U.S.M.C.). Some have captions added by the photographer, others had typed captions in the albums which have been housed with the photographs, and other have no identification. In Very Good Condition: some of original black album paper remains on back of both photographs and real photo postcards, but does not cover any identifications because none were written on the backs; occasional light soiling on images. A remarkable collection documenting life in the Dominican Republic and the activities of the U.S.M.C. in and around the town of La Romana in the period 1916-1920.

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        One Young Man

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1917 - Square tight copy bound in red cloth boards with black lettering to slightly faded spine. 125 pages. Minor foxing to edges but text block is very clean. Binding is square and tight. Faint ring mark to front cover (see photo). Subtitled "The simple and true story of a clerk who enlisted in 1914, who fought on the Western Front for nearly two years, was severely wounded at the Battle of the Somme and is now on his way back to his desk" Taken from the foreword "It is no longer a secret that the real name of "Sydney Baxter" of this story is Reginald Davis and those of us who know him have watched every step of his progress from his first small job of the "pen and ledger" to the Secretaryship of a great Company" The inscription on the front endpaper reads as follows :- "To Tom Wheeler, with the 'One Young Man's" warmest thanks for his loyal service - Reginald Davis - 16-v-36" The book came from the personal collection of Tom Wheeler who was a Daily Mirror journalist in the 1930's. A very good copy of this now hard-to-find First Edition. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nozione di parallelismo in una varietà qualunque e conseguente specificazione geometrica della curvatura Riemanniana.

      Palermo, 1917. 8vo. In the original printed wrappers. Author's presentation offprint with the printed presentation statement on top of frontwrapper "Offerto dall' Autore" [i.e. "Given by the author"]. Offprint from Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo", Tomo XLII [42], Anno 1917. Very small tear to outer margin of front wrappers, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. 33 pp.. Rare offprint, with the author's printed dedication to front wrapper, of Levi-Civita's famous paper in which he introduced of the concept of parallelism in curved spaces now know as 'Levi-Civita Connection'. In Riemannian geometry, the Levi-Civita connection is a specific connection on the tangent bundle of a manifold. "His own original research culminated in 1917 in the introduction of the concept of parallelism in curved spaces that now bears his name; it furnishes a simple law for transporting a vector parallel to itself along a curve in a space of n dimensions. With this new concept, absolute differential calculus, having absorbed other techniques, became tensor calculus, now the essential instrument of the unitary relativistic theories of gravitation and electromagnetism. Two of the concept's many applications and generalizations were in the "geometry of paths," which extends the concept of Riemannian variety, and in the theory of spaces with affine and projective connections, which is used with the geometry for a complete representation of electromagnetic phenomena in the framework of general relativity.In studying the stability of the phenomena of motion, Levi-Civita used a general method, which, by means of a periodic solution of a first-order differential system, restores stability or instability to the study of certain point transformations. He ascertained that periodic solutions, in a first approximation of apparent stability, prove instead to be unstable. Another of Levi-Civita's contributions to analytical mechanics was the general theory of stationary motions, in which moving bodies passing the same spot always do so at the same speed. The theory enabled him to find with a uniform method all the known cases of stationary motion and also to discover new ones." (DSB).Tullio Levi-Civita, (1873 - 1941) was an Italian mathematician, famous for his work on absolute differential calculus (tensor calculus) and its applications to the theory of relativity, but who also made significant contributions in other areas. He was a pupil of Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, the inventor of tensor calculus. His work included foundational papers in both pure and applied mathematics, celestial mechanics, analytic mechanics and hydrodynamics

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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 th

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

      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. A.J. Gonon Paris 1917 11x17cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Road Construction Equipment Photo Album from the Burch Plow Works Company

      Crestline, Ohio: Burch Plow Works Company, 1917. Photograph Album. Very Good. The album measures 11" x 9" and contains over 130 photographs and several specification sheets for road construction, rail yard, and industrial equipment. Most photos are 8" x 10" and mounted on linen leaves. The album and photographs are in nice shape. Burch Plow Works Company was founded in 1867 as the Blount Plow Works Company and is still in business today as Burch Farm Implements Inc. Although well known for its farm equipment, Burch produced a line of non-farm machinery including stone/gravel spreaders, crack fillers, conveyors, and unloaders that were used in road construction, rail yards, and industry. The album includes large, detailed photographs of the equipment. Over thirty photos show the equipment in use at work sites. One photo shows a sales team set up at a trade show. About 15 of the photographs are of artist renderings. Several line drawings and specification sheets are also mounted.

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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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