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        Lot de 7 clichés : photographies aériennes prises en Italie, sur le front entre Asiago et Gallio, le 24 mai 1918 [ 51e SPA - XIIe CA - SAL 22 Reconnaissance Série XXX - Altitude 1400 m Foyer 0.50 Vues obliques ] I : Carte générale ; N° 2 : Val Stenfle ; N° 4 : Mt Ferraghi ; N°5 : O. de Bertigo ; N° 6 : Zocchi et Stellar ; N° 7 : Mt Caiz et S.E. ; N° 8 : Gallio [ Fotografia aerea in Italia, sul fronte tra Asiago e Gallio, 24 maggio 1918 ]

      1918 - 7 clichés photographique d'époque format 23,7 x 18 cm, I : Carte générale N° 1 à 10 ; N° 2 : Val Stenfle ; N° 4 : Mt Ferraghi ; N°5 : O. de Bertigo ; N° 6 : Zocchi et Stellar ; N° 7 : Mt Caiz et S.E. ; N° 8 : Gallio Très rare lot, provenant de la bibliothèque d'un officier polytechnicien (entré à l'Ecole Polytechnique en 1912). La carte récapitulative indique 10 photos en précisant l'emplacement exact des prises de vue ; le reste du lot est composé de 6 des clichés signalés. "La Città di Asiago, come tutti gli altri paesi dell'altopiano, è stata direttamente interessata dagli eventi della prima guerra mondiale: durante l'Offensiva di Primavera la città venne completamente rasa al suolo. Fu ricostruita subito dopo la fine delle ostilità" . "Tra i vari combattenti impegnati in zona, numerosi scrittori tra cui Carlo Emilio Gadda, Paolo Monelli, Emilio Lussu, Carlo e Giani Stuparich, Fritz Weber, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Mario Puccini, Attilio Frescura, Arnaldo Fraccaroli, Norman Gladden, Giuseppe De Mori, Robert Musil e Nobel per la letteratura come Ernest Hemingway e Rudyard Kipling, oltre a una delle più note autrici inglesi, Vera Brittain, e altri autori ancora, hanno raccontato negli anni a venire il loro vissuto in maniera diretta o meno durante la grande guerra sull'Altopiano di Asiago. Lo stesso Franz Kafka nei suoi Diari racconta di una battaglia avvenuta sull'Altipiano.". (Wikipedia)" De la même provenance, nous disposons d'autres clichés de reconnaissance aérienne sur le front d'Italie entre avril et octobre 1918 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Platons Ausgewählte Werke. Deutsch von Schleiermacher. In fünf Bänden. 5 Bände.

      Georg Müller, München 1918 - 8vo. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 3 Bl., 404 S., 1; 3 Bl., 413 S.; 1; 3 Bl., 384 S., 1; 3, 430 S., 1; 3, 376 S., 1 Bl. Weinrotes OLdr. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel u. Rücken u. Innenkantenfileten. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnittene Büttenkanten. Klassiker des Altertums. Erste Reihe. Ausgew. u. hsrg. v. Heinrich Conrad Bd. 23-27. - Eines von 150 numer. Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten in Ganzleder (dieselbe Nummer in allen 5 Bänden). - Buchausstattung v. Paul Renner. - Bünde u. Kanten teils etw. berieben, sonst sehr schöne Bände von bester Erhaltung. Bd. 3 farblich ein wenig variierend heller ausgefallen. gr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        World War One hand-drawn Certificate of Appreciation from the inhabitants of 40 Rue de l'Universite, Paris 7ieme, thanking Lt. Credo Harris [with] photo of Harris at Armenian Catholic Monastery at San Lazzaro.

      1918 - A wonderful pair of commemorative items; of World War 1 Paris; a hand- drawn certificate thanking Lt. Credo Harris, who oversaw a Red Cross shelter in the 7ieme; then an American soldier in Paris, later a Kentucky newspaperman and promoter of radio (and) a photo of Harris at Lord Byron's table at the Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro, Venice in 1911.Titled "Immeuble du 40 Rue de L'Universite. Offert par Pierre Braun au Lieutenant Credo Harris. en Reconnaissance de. Vigilance pendant les Nuits de Bombardements." Decorated and illustrated by Braun, this hand drawn, lettered and colored certificate lists the names of 45 locals who stayed in the Red Cross shelter overseen by Harris, thanking him for the work he has done. The certificate is decorated with colored French, American, English & Belgian flags. At the head, it shows a rooster crowing "Viva les Allies". Besides the Braun family, it lists the families Badosa, Carraud, Cloise, Coussier, Frenay, Garnault, Leprince, Lemaire, Mabille, Hermann, Foly, Lecorgne, Peron, Pepin, Rocle, Sordello, Pajot and Verger.The Armenian Catholic Monastery at San Lazzaro in the Venetian Lagoon continues to be an important cultural institution for Armenians around the world. Lord Byron studied the Armenian language there, hence the silver print photograph of Harris with the priest Nerses Diratzouyan at Byron's table at the monastery, dated October 14, 1911. "Newspaperman, book author, radio announcer and managing director of Louisville station WHAS. Harris tirelessly advocated for the commercial development of radio, traveling to Washington D.C., sitting in on Department of Commerce meetings, pulling at the sleeve of then department head and future President of the United States, Herbert Hoover. Harris spoke the first words ever heard over the public airwaves of Kentucky, July 18, 1922 saying, "This is WHAS, the radiotelephone broadcast station of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times in Louisville, Kentucky." If that wasn't enough, he also helped design the modern state Kentucky flag that today flies over the capitol dome in Frankfurt.'" (Lewis, John. Radio Master: The Life and Times of Sports Broadcasting Great Ted Husing. Langdon Street Press 2010.) Harris was the author of "Microphone Memoirs of the horse and buggy days of radio", Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, Indiana (1937). Certificate 8.5 x 13"; photograph 3.25 x 4.25". Certificate a little browned at edges with a couple sml marginal closed tears repaired but very good overall, as is the photograph. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Die Westgalizischen Heldengräber. Aus den Jahren des Weltkrieges 1914 -1915 + Landkarte mit Nummern der Grabstätten als Beilage // Das Buch beinhaltet sehr detaillierte Informationen über die 10 Gräberbezirke im Westgalizischen Kampfgebiet, mit Abbildungen, Plänen, Verzeichnissen der einzelnen Friedhöfe. Seite 27-407 // Die 22 Kriegergrabstätten im Bereiche der ehemaligen Festung Krakau. Seite 411 - 414// Alpabetisches Verzeichnis der Orte 437-448 // Verzeichnis der Förderer 449-468 // Verzeichnis der Truppenkörper 471-486 // Inhaltsvereichnis Mit 8 Kunstbeilagen in Vierfarbendruck, 404 Textbildern, Buchschmuck und vielen Karten

      Wien : Druck der Ges. für graphische Industrie, 1918 - 488 S. Buch in einem guten Zustand, Schnitte gering fleckig, Mit einer Widmung vom Schwarzen Kreuz an einen Förder, Unterzeichnet vom Präsidenten und dem Generalsekrätär(Rudolf Broch, Oberst) am 29.07.1923 L029 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2580 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verordnungen und Bestimmungen fu?r das Schutzgebiet Deutsch-Su?dwestafrika, aus der Zeit der Okkupation des Landes durch die Truppen der Su?dafrikanischen Union : auf Grund der Amtsbla?tter, der Bekanntmachungen und sonstigen Materials systematisch geordnet und zusammengestellt. Anhang. Zum ersten Band gehörig.

      Windhuk : H. Richter, [1918]. - Original-Kartoneinband mit dünnem Leinenrücken, 8°, 114 Seiten, 6 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen. Der dünnen Leinenrücken abgerieben, dadruch der vorderer Deckel und die ersten Seiten zu ca. zwei Dritteln vom Rücken gelöst, nicht weiter auffällig, sollte aber repariert werden, innen gutes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Judaica-- Goldschmidt, Lazarus- One of Only Six Copies, Author's Own Book] Reden, Berichte und Weissagungen Jejajas ("Speeches, Accounts and Prophesies of Isaiah")

      Max Perl, Berlin 1918 - Folio. Bound in full, rich black crusched morocco with gilt ruled lines on both covers and spine, by Rud Schmid of Berlin. ONE OF ONLY SIX COPIES; Goldschmidt's Own Copy, with his superb bookplate on front pastedown (woodcut, Hebrew lettering at top. Translated by Lazarus Goldschmidt, number 5 of only 6 copies on thick paper and illuminated in gold , from an edition limited to 200, frontispiece, borders and decorations printed in green and brown with initials supplied by hand in gold and red, prospectus loosely inserted (frayed at edges), the translator's own copy with his bookplate. Lazarus Goldschmidt (1871-1950) was a widely acclaimed German Jewish writer and translator who was the first to translate the entire Babylonian Talmud into German, a hitherto supreme obstacle for scholars. A gorgeous and lofty production, printed on very thick handmade paper with superb flowing border design motifs throughout in many colors and highlighted in gold. Spine a little rubbed and faded, slightly chipped at head and foot, joints repaired, slip-case. A most scarce and desirable item of Judaica. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Manuscrit]. La Guerre Totale.

      1918 - Manuscrit in-folio à 32 lignes sur belle page d'1 feuillet de titre et 170 ff. maroquin bleu janséniste, doublures en maroquin rouge encadrés d'un triple filet doré, gardes moirées et dominotées, dos à nerfs, non rogné, étui (Semet & Plumelle). Manuscrit autographe daté 27 mars 1918 signé Léon Daudet. Première apparition de l'expression "Guerre totale" qui fera florès au XXe siècle, définie ainsi par l'auteur dans son essai éponyme publié en 1918 : « C'est l'extension de la lutte, dans ses phases aiguës comme dans ses phases chroniques, aux domaines politique, économique, commercial, industriel, intellectuel, juridique et financier. Ce ne sont pas seulement les armées qui se battent, ce sont aussi les traditions, les institutions, les coutumes, les codes, les esprits et surtout les banques. L'Allemagne a mobilisé dans tous ces plans, sur tous ces points. Elle s'est livrée à un débordement de propagande, toujours acharnée, parfois intelligente, parfois stupide, rarement inutile. Elle a constamment cherché, au-delà du front militaire, la désorganisation matérielle et morale du peuple qu'elle attaquait. Elle a poursuivi, pendant les hostilités, en l'intensifiant son programme d'exploitation de l'espionnage et de la trahison, qui était celui de l'avant-guerre. » En 1918, Léon Daudet, 51 ans, est rédacteur en chef de l'Action Française journal qu'il a fondé avec Charles Maurras dix ans auparavant ; depuis 1912, le violent polémiste anti-dreyfusard, royaliste et antisémite organise le procès du "défaitisme et de la trahison" par voie de presse dénonçant une prétendue infiltration des milieux des affaires et de la politique par des agents à la solde de l'Allemagne. Il est condamné pour diffamation en 1913 mais poursuit sa campagne à la Nouvelle Edition Française : L'Avant-guerre études et documents sur l'espionnage juif-allemand en France depuis l'affaire Dreyfus (1914), Hors du joug allemand, mesures d'après guerre (1915). La Guerre totale, écrit et publié la dernière année du conflit conceptualise la vision de l'éditorialiste sous un titre destiné à marquer les esprits ; Daudet y raconte l'affaire « Bonnet rouge », soutenu par l'or allemand, produisant preuves et témoignages puisés dans les colonnes de l'Action Française. [Organe d'extrême gauche, le Bonnet Rouge a défendu le rapprochement franco-allemand avant le premier conflit mondial. En 1914, à la demande du ministre Joseph Caillaux, le journal a publié des articles prenant la défense de sa femme, Henriette Caillaux, accusée du meurtre de Gaston Calmette, le directeur du Figaro. Pendant la guerre, le directeur du Bonnet Rouge, Vigo, dit Almereyda, laisse la direction de son journal à un dénommé Duval, qui reçoit de l'argent de l'étranger pour infléchir la ligne éditoriale : de pacifiste qu'il était, le journal devient franchement antimilitariste, provoquant l'intervention fréquente de la censure. Lorsqu'il enquête sur l'origine des fonds versés au Bonnet Rouge, le magistrat Bouchardon, découvre un échange de correspondances aimables entre Almereyda et Caillaux, qui devra s'expliquer sur ses relations entretenues avec les dirigeants de ce journal. (Sénat.fr)]. En 1919, Léon Daudet publiera dans la même veine Le poignard dans le dos sur l'affaire Malvy tandis que L'Offensive morale des Allemands en France pendant la guerre - L'Assaut de l'âme française de Louis Marchand paraîtra en 1920. Dernière copie manuscrite encore retouchée par l'auteur, Léon Daudet a disposé dans son texte de nombreuses coupures de presse et des passages tapuscrits que l'éditeur a intégralement reproduits dans la publication de 1918 (pagination et notes éditoriales au crayon bleu) ; en revanche, trois passages furent censurés (pages 118, 123 et 129 de l'imprimé) relatifs à l'ambassade d'Allemagne, "aux services de Mr. Malvy à la Sureté Générale et à la Préfecture de police" (feuillets manuscrits 82, 85 et 88). Joints : 2 bustes de Léon Daudet sur feuilles volantes 1. daté 1926, gravé par André de Székély [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Photograph Album Documenting American Espionage in Siberia, 1918

      Siberia, Russia, 1918. Photograph Album. Very Good. The album appears to have been prepared by a YMCA worker and contains 20 pages of 81 3"x4" black and white photographs, all captioned and in very nice shape. Thd photographs include: Colonel Preston, the leader of the "American Mission" and his staf;, soldiers of the Czech Legion and the New Siberian Army; stations, facilities, and bridges along the Trans-Siberian Railway; the relief train; a Czech Legion armored train; Bolshevik prisoners; a pet brown bear;refugees and peasants; the house where Czar Nicholas and his family were executed; and much more. Bound with a leather thong, no cover. Very little wear to the album pages. Certainly unique and exceptionally scarce. Following the Bolshevik revolution during World War One and Russia's subsequent peace treaty with the Central Powers, America's access to its only significant source of platinum, a metal urgently needed for the production of airplane engines and "liberty" motors, was cut off. The Soviets confiscated all of the known platinum stocks within the country and major black market supplies soon became prohibitively expensive. To fill the shortfall, the Commerce Department arranged for a somewhat shadowy American fur trader operating from a business office in Riga, George L. Preston, to receive a "commission" as a Colonel in the Red Cross and lead a humanitarian mission to provide YMCA supplies to members of the Czech Legion who were moving east along the Trans-Siberian Railway. In actuality, Preston had heard of the platinum requirement and suggested to the government that he would be able to obtain what was needed from as yet unconfiscated stocks from small mines in the Ural Mountains as well as a secret stock-pile at Ekaterinberg (now Sverdlosk) that were in areas controlled by the anti-Bolshevik New Siberian Army. Preston assumed control of the relief train in Vladivostok and traveled west along the railroad avoiding both Soviet and German agents while exchanging either cash or cans of Boston baked beans for the precious metal. When the train reached Ekaterinberg, Preston was able to make his final surreptitious purchase from a local banker. Throughout the trip, Preston was hailed for his humanitarian work and treated as an important dignitary. He served as the reviewing officer for Czech and Siberian parades, and at Ekaterinberg, he was one of the first westerners to be shown the house where Czar Nicholas and his family had been executed. While at Ekaterinberg, Preston was secretly informed his real mission had been discovered and that the Soviets were planning traps to capture the train. Hurriedly, the train returned to Vladivostok where Preston turned over the platinum to the Consul General who in turn transferred it to the Admiral in charge of the U.S. fleet in the port. Preston booked passage on another vessel to the United States and upon arriving, traveled to Washington where he filed his official report. Immediately after, he traveled to his home in Campello, Massachusetts to visit his family. Within 3 hours of his arrival there, Preston mysteriously died, purportedly of exhaustion and stress. Photographs include: Colonel Preston and the staff of the "American Mission; Soldiers of the Czech Legion and the New Siberian Army; Stations, facilities, and bridges along the Trans-Siberian Railway; The relief train; "A Czech Legion armored train; Bolshevik prisoners; A pet brown bear; Refugees and peasants; The house where Czar Nicholas and his family were executed; and much more. Certainly unique and exceptionally scarce.

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        Kunst- und Gewerbe-Ausstellung 1918.

      Kurume, Japan, [1918]. - Illustrierte Original-Broschur, 8°, 34 Seiten, zahlreiche Illustrationen, darunter 5 ganzseitige Holzschnitte, Liste der Ausstellungsgegenstände, namentliches Verzeichnis von 118 Ausstellern.Nur leicht gebräuntes und vereinzelt fleckiges, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Pair of Watercolours showing the Arrival of Ships of the German Fleets at Scapa Flow November 1918

      

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        Das komplette Leben des Lübecker Bürogehilfen und Soldaten Ludolf Müter (1894-1918)].

      [um 1917-1918] - Dünnes braunes Lederetui, ca. 12 x 19 cm (quer) mit Spuren eines Granatsplitterdurchschlags (?), darin verschiedene Papiere. Dazu eine Kart.-Mappe mit Kordelbindung, 35.5 cm mit weiteren Beilagen. Konvolut von hinterlassenen Papieren des Lübecker Kataster-Eleven und Soldaten Ludolf Müter (13. Oktober 1894 - 16. Mai 1918). Müter war 1909 als Lehrling zum Lübecker Katasteramt gekommen und arbeitete dort bis zu seiner Einberufung zum Militärdienst 1914 als Bürogehilfe und Hilfszeichner. Nach Stationen bei verschiedenen Regimentern wurde er Teil eines Artillerie-Meßtrupps (später Licht-Meßtrupp) und war unter anderem im Osten stationiert, wo er 1917 im Rang eines Gefreiten die Kämpfe um Riga miterlebte. Die Aufgabe der Lichtmeßtrupps war die Artillerieaufklärung. Die Position feindlicher Geschütze wurde dabei anhand ihrer Mündungsfeuer kartiert. Von März 1918 an war Müter in Frankreich, im Raum St. Quentin stationiert, wo er am 16. Mai 1918 starb. Mutmaßlich - so die tradierte Familienüberlieferung - an Verletzungen durch Granatsplitter - den selben Granatsplittern, die auch seine Lederetui, das er bei sich trug, durchschlugen. In dem Etui befinden sich Müters Tagebuch vom 16. Februar bis 31. August 1917 (42 beschriebene Seiten, OKLdr.-Umschlag, farbiger Blattschnitt, 14,5 x 8,5 cm) und Müters Tagebuch vom 1. September 1917 bis zum 14. Mai 1918 (32 beschriebene, zahlreiche nicht beschriebene Seiten, schwarzer Umschlag, Fadenheftung, 16,5 x 10,5 cm). Dazu eine Porträt-Postkarte von sich in Uniform und zwei Bilder seiner Verlobten (?) Erna Welz. Und eine halbzerfetzte Feldpostkarte, rückseitig in Bleistift beschrieben: ".doch ich bleibe bei meinem Wort: 'Der Teufel hol' sie allesamt'!". Dazu einige Papierfragmente und Fragmente zweier Ordensbänder (Müter war Träger des eisernen Kreuzes II. Klasse und des Lübeckischen Hanseatenkreuzes). Bis auf das erste Tagebuch tragen alle Papiere massive Zeichen von Geschosseinwirkung (beschädigt sind meist nur die Randbereiche - das jüngere Tagebuch wurde am unteren Rand getroffen. Die Fotos oben. Das Tagebuch mit Textverlust). - Die Tagebücher enthalten Adressen von Freunden, Listen gefallener Freunde, Angaben über empfangene oder abgeschickte Pakete und tägliche, meist knappe Notizen: Angaben zu seinem Dienst, zum Alltag in Stahlgewittern ("tägl. Trommelfeuer") und zum Wetter ("außergewöhnliches Abendrot", "starke Kälte und Schnee"). Auch Ausflüge während eines Heimaturlaubs sind notiert - so etwa ein Cafébesuch in Stockelsdorf im September 1917. Mit Wetterbeobachtungen enden die Eintragungen am 14. Mai 1918: "Naßkaltes Maiwetter". ----- Beiliegend 1.: Mappe mit Übungsarbeiten des Kataster-Eleven Ludolf Müter. Die Mappe enthält sehr saubere Entwürfe von Zeichnungen für das Lübecker Katasteramt, Katasterbuchauszüge, Planabschriften, Handzeichnungen, ein Zeugnis, etc. Als "Als Hülfszeichner wurde er mit der Anfertigung von Handzeichnungen und Plänen, einschl. deren Kolorierung und Beschreibung, mit kleineren Kartierungen [.] vertraut; er ist Stenograph und tüchtiger Maschinenschreiber und verfügt neben einer guten Handschrift und Rundschrift über eine besonders schöne Kunstschrift", so das Zeugnis vom 16. Dezember 1914. Die Zeichnungen tragen zum Teil Stempel oder Prägestempel des Lübecker Katasteramts. Zu den Plänen zählt u.a. "Projekt zur Anlage einer Verbindungsstraße zwischen der Klappen- und Wickedestraße" (1910 - mit farbigem Planausschnitt - ohne die noch nicht vorhandene Segebergstraße). Die Mappe enthält außerdem eine Bildpostkarte des Stenographen-Vereins Stolze-Schrey zu Lübeck von 1908. - Beiliegend 2.: Die Todesanzeige vom 23. Mai 1918 ("Den Heldentod für das Vaterland fand [.] der Zeichner und Bürogehilfe Ludolf Müter"). --- Das Konvolut war 2014 als Leihgabe Teil der Ausstellung "100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg in Lübeck" im lübeckischen St. Annen-Museum. --- Alle Dokumente mit teils deutlichen Spuren der Benutzung und des Kampfes, jedoch insgesamt von sehr guter Erhaltung. 602 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joan of Arc saved France: save your country; buy War Savings Stamps (poster)

      [Washington, D.C.]: United States Treasury Department, 1918 Poster. Color lithograph. 30.3 x 20.25 in. / 77 x 51.4 cm. A glamorous treatment. Professionally backed with Japanese tissue. Repairs and inpainting. Very fresh color.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery]
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        [Judaica-- Goldschmidt, Lazarus- One of Only Six Copies, Author's Own Book] Reden, Berichte und Weissagungen Jejajas ("Speeches, Accounts and Prophesies of Isaiah")

      Berlin: Max Perl, 1918. First edition. Folio. Bound in full, rich black crusched morocco with gilt ruled lines on both covers and spine, by Rud Schmid of Berlin. ONE OF ONLY SIX COPIES; Goldschmidt's Own Copy, with his superb bookplate on front pastedown (woodcut, Hebrew lettering at top. Translated by Lazarus Goldschmidt, number 5 of only 6 copies on thick paper and illuminated in gold , from an edition limited to 200, frontispiece, borders and decorations printed in green and brown with initials supplied by hand in gold and red, prospectus loosely inserted (frayed at edges), the translator's own copy with his bookplate. Lazarus Goldschmidt (1871-1950) was a widely acclaimed German Jewish writer and translator who was the first to translate the entire Babylonian Talmud into German, a hitherto supreme obstacle for scholars. A gorgeous and lofty production, printed on very thick handmade paper with superb flowing border design motifs throughout in many colors and highlighted in gold. Spine a little rubbed and faded, slightly chipped at head and foot, joints repaired, slip-case. A most scarce and desirable item of Judaica.

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        Edición Económica de Textos Modernos para la Escuela Primaria. Introducción a la Física

      Seix & Barral Herms 1918 - 32 p. 22 x 17,5 cm. Buen estado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Hand of the Potter

      Boni and Liveright, 1918. Hardcover. Very Good. Boni and Liveright, New York 1918. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1918 with no additional printings. Cloth boards. Signed by Theodore Dreiser on the half title page. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear. Light spots, light age toning. Dust jacket is not present.

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        Drei Märchen

      Lagerdruckerei Bando in Japan, 1918 - 78 Seiten, Buchschmuck von Gustav Möller, in Schablonendruck gedruckt Zum Besten der Kriegsgefangenen im Lager Bando (Japan). Rücken verblichen sonst gut erhalten. Selten Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 453 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gisa Hinrichsen]
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        Churasanische Baudenkmäler. Mit einem Beitrage von Max van Berchem.

      Verlag von Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), Berlin 1918 - Band 1 (mehr nicht erschienen). Berlin Verlag von Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen) 1918. 36,5x27 cm. XI, 116 S. Mit 1 gefalteten Plan, 5 farbigen und 36 schwarzen Lichtdrucktafeln sowie 40 Textbildern. Originalhalblederband. "Arbeiten des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der k.k. Universität Wien (Lehrkanzel Strzygowski) Band VII." - Einband berieben. Die meisten Tafeln lose. S. 31/32 im Rand sauber verstärkt. Tafel 12 im oberen Seitenrand stockfleckig. Sonst nur wenige Flecken. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

      McClurg, 1918 First edition, first printing ("Published April, 1918" stated on the copyright page) in the very rare original dustjacket, entirely unrestored. Chips missing on back panel and top of spine, and otherwise an extremely attactive example of this very rare dust jacket. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        World War One Artilleryman's Trench Diary

      France, 1918. Soft Cover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. This trench diary is far more interesting than most First World War journals and includes a good bit of combat content in addition to recounting the routine daily activities of a World War One artilleryman from Providence, Rhode Island who was assigned to th3 103rd Field Artillery, 26th Division (Yankee Division). Arnold began the year hospitalized, probably at Coetquidan, with acute endocarditis. After his release, he spent the rest of the month drilling, performing guard duty, training with his battery's guns and caissons, doing stable work, caring for horses, maintaining equipment, and hauling ammunition. In early March, the the 26th Division departed for Soissons where it served with the French Army in occupying the Chemin des Dames Sector. During its time at Chemin des Dames, Arnold's battery experienced its "first real air raid. . . . Germans were right above us and French searchlight and guns were trying to bring them down." Later in February, Arnold "saw the French bring down a German Plane. Both Germans were killed outright and the machine was wrecked." By early April, Arnold's battery had relocated to the Toul-Boucq Sector and began to encounter more Germans. He notes that on 7 April he "went out on the line . . . to repair a break and before I found it the Boche began to shell Dead Man's Curve. Their shots landed very close to me and I laid in a shallow trench for protection. . . . One man killed and three wounded." During another shelling, a round came "very close to our station, one struck directly across us throwing stones into the dugout." On 20 April, the unit came under a "big German barrage which lasted all through the day. . . . I worked very hard under shell fire and airplane observation repairing lines . . . driven out once by machine gun fire from plane." The next day there was "beacoup work repairing damage done to our lines. They were literally shot to pieces. At least three ambulances were overturned, one big truck and a couple of horses that I know about. Our boys from the battery who were in S---- handled themselves nobly. O.T. 12 was destroyed killing some infantrymen. . . . Broadhead and a lieutenant were killed and Lowell, Jordan Cheeves and others wounded. The Germans were driven out . . . but not until after they had killed many of our men and taken prisoners including C Battery Anti-tankers." Two days later, "Barnes, Butterworth and I were shelled while returning from linework, a fragment hitting Barnes in the back of the neck." Artillery duels continued throughout May and June destroying one section of the battery's dugouts, exploding an ammunition warehouse in Beaumont, and killing another member of Arnold's battery. In July, the unit participated in the Champagne- Aisne-Marne Operations with Arnold first noting that "The French & Americans made an attack gaining several kilometers," and later recounting that "Our infantry took the hill . . . and kept right on going. Lasted all morning and part of the afternoon. At 10 o'clock the line was beyond our range of fire and nearly out of sight from our O.T." During the St. Mihel Offensive in September, Arnold relates that while apparently following the American advance, he "went on a short exploration high on the hill. . . . Found a high powered antiaircraft searchlight in ground also a dynamo and engine which supplied light and power for the various uses. Many strongly fortified trenches and positions. Great view. . . . German 77 right side of the position." Although the division participated in the last campaign of the war, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Arnold's unit was allowed to stand down on 20 October and "returned to the rear echelon" where it remained until the armistice on 11 November. Approximately 110 pages of handwritten text, most in pencil. For the most part, the writing is legible and easily read although very small in some places. Six of the pages have become very smudges and are unreadable; several more pages are partially smudged but much of their text can still be read. The sound binding has been professionally mended, and all pages are present. The flexible cover has some minor wear.

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        Der Kurumer Guckkasten.

      Kurume, Japan, [um 1918]. - Kurumer Guckkasten, illustrierte Original-Broschur, quer-8°, mit 29 ganzseiten Zeichnungen aus dem Lageralltag. Einband etwas fleckig und mit Randläsuren, innen sauber. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        My Antonia

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1918 - First Edition of the authorÕs widely acknowledged masterpiece. The plates are in the first state; front hinge cracked; rear hinge mended, but overall very nearly fine; in a custom, brown quarter-morocco slipcase and chemise. The first printing comprised 3500 copies, of which about 2500 were issued with the plates in the first state, printed on coated paper. Cather was meticulous in her specifications for the bookÕs production, commissioning W.T. Benda to do the illustrations. Particularly concerned that the illustrations be at their proper places in the book, she also wanted them to be on the same paper as the text. Apparently displeased with the production and promotion of this book, Cather subsequently left Houghton, Mifflin for Knopf, her publisher for the remainder of her career. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elementary Principles of Economics

      MACMILLAN CO, NY 1918 - gilt lettering on spine, previous owner's name front end page and black rubber stamp, front hinge cracked, hand note on page 221, covers rubbed, corners bumped/frayed, front hinge cracked DATE PUBLISHED: 1918 EDITION: 531 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

      Frederick Warne & Co., Inc, New York (1918) - First printing, with Johnny Town-Mouse surrounded by Potter characters on end papers; original green printed boards, printed in white, pictorial label on front panel; 85 pages; dust jacket with 18 titles on front flap, "Ginger and Pickles" is number 18. Neat owner inscription on half-title; dust jacket with small loss at spine ends. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Force in Italy. 14th Wing Royal Air Force, Summaries & Reports. Operations, Training, Etc. No. 15. Oct. 29th - Nov. 4th, 1918 (inclusive).

      Italy: Army Printing and Stationery Services,, 1918. Foolscap quarto. Wire-stitched ion the original printed card wraps. 8 leaves of letter-press text, rectos only, and 9 photographic plates. Wraps a little rubbed and slightly browned, some short splits to the yapp edges, chipping head and tail of the spine, text lightly toned, but overall very good. First edition, no other copy traced. Extremely uncommon, brief account of the unit's activities accompanied by a group of superbly-printed, stunning aerial photographs, the Alps, Mount Grappa, Asiago plateau, St Mark's, Venice, and an air-to-air shot of Major W. G. Barker's Sopwith Camel B6313, the most successful fighter aircraft in the history of the RAF. During his Italian service Barker claimed 33 aeroplanes destroyed, and nine observation balloons downed individually or shared. Barker ended the war with the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order and Bar, the Military Cross and two Bars, two Italian Silver Medals for Military Valour, and the French Croix de guerre; he was mentioned in despatches three times becoming the most decorated Canadian of the War.

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        Eos. Eine Dreimonatsschrift. Herausgegeben von Emil Pirchan. Erstes Jahr, erstes Heft: Ekstatik. Erstes Jahr, zweites Heft: Mystik. - Ein Ausdruckswerk ringender Kunst. Drittes Buch: Phantastik. Viertes Buch: Symbolik.

      Die Wende,, Berlin - München, 1918 - 4 Bde. Berlin - München, Die Wende, 1918 - 1920. Fol. (38,3 cm). 4 n.n. Bll. + 92 + 1 + 11 S., S. 101 - 176 + 12 S., S. 13 - 98 + 2, S. 106 - 194 + 2 S. OPp. Ausgabe B. Eines von 250 num. Expl. Mit eighd. Signatur von Pirchan (2) und Baumann (2). Vgl. Söhn HDO II 223. Mit insgesamt 53 Graphiken, davon zwei von Schertel (diese nicht bei Söhn). - Bindung etw. gelockert, etw. wasserrandig, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Pirchan, (1884 - 1957), studierte an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste unter Otto Wagner, ging 1908 nach München, wo er die Kunstschule und eine private Schule besuchte. Er gründete in München ein Atelier und 1913 eine Plakatschule, wurde dann Chefbühnenbildner am Staatlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin und der Staatsoper (1921-32), wirkte 1932-36 am Deutschen Theater in Prag und leitete 1937-57 die Meisterschule für Bühnentechnik an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien. 1936-47 war P. auch für das Burgtheater und für ausländische Theater als Bühnenbilder tätig. Seit 1947 lehrte er zudem an der Staatlichen Hochschule in Berlin. Neben biographischen Romanen schrieb er Biographien (u.a. Hans Makart, 1942) und Handbücher (u.a. Bühnenmalerei, 1946; Kostüm-Kunde, 1952). (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LYRICAL POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

      London: Chatto & Windus, Florence Press, 1918. Large Paper Edition limited to 250 copies, this no. 142. Fine, beautiful printing and beautiful binding, all virtually as new. Large Paper Edition limited to 250 copies, this no. 142. (ii), xxvi, 480p, colophon. Edited by C. H. Herford. Beautifully bound in full royal blue crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the panels with onlaid designs on flower petals and leaves in red and white on gilt, the covers with double fillet frames with the same onlaid designs, but with the leaves in pale green as cornerpieces and an central wreath. Tomkinson 12 for the 1917 issue.

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        Misteriya-Buff

      Moskva: IMO 1918 - 8o, 71 pp. Publishers wraps (corners restored). Untrimmed and uncut. The second editions of the first version of "Mystery-Bouffe", dramatic play written to commemorate the first anniversary of 1917 revolution (the piece was staged by Meyerhold on November 7, 1918). In 1921 Mayakovsky reworked the text. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Rupert Trouton.

      

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        And this is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar

      1918. An Original Arthur Rackham Watercolor Drawing fromMr. and Mrs. Vinegar from Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy TalesRACKHAM, Arthur, artist. "And this is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar" [London]. 1918. Original signed pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing, signed "Arthur Rackham" on lower left-hand corner; the color plate opposite page 190, in the Rackham-illustrated edition of English Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1918.Image size: 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches: 213 x 172 mm. (board size: 10 x 7 1/4 inches: 254 x 184mm.). Matted, framed and glazed. Written on the back of the watercolor in black ink, in Arthur Rackham's hand "25 Angry Wife / English Fairy Tales. No 5 / Mr. Vinegar / Arthur Rackham".Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). His final illustration for "Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar" in Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales, depicting Mr. Vinegar returning to Mrs. Vinegar empty-handed. After Mrs. Vinegar breaks their glass jar house, she and Mr. Vinegar set out to try to buy a new home. They come upon 40 guineas, and Mrs. Vinegar sends Mr. Vinegar out to buy a cow. He overpays for an old cow, and journeys back to his wife, during which he subsequently trades the cow for some bagpipes, the bagpipes for some gloves, and the gloves for a stick. He encounters a magpie who mocks him, and his throws the stick at the bird, losing it when it becomes stuck in a tree. Mr. Vinegar returns home to his wife empty-handed; despite her violent reaction, he maintains his cheerful attitude whilst five of Mr. Rackham's anthropomorphic trees look on in amusement. As is often the case, Arthur Rackham has put himself in the picture as poor Mr. Vinegar!"And that is the story of Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar".

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        Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

      A. C. McClurg & Co. 1918 - First printing with "Published, April, 1918" and W. F. Hall on the copyright page. Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (Dec. 26th, 1918) by Edgar Rice Burroughs on the front endpaper. The volume is lightly edge rubbed, toned on the spine and has had the spine ends professionally reinforced. There is bookplate of collectors Roy and Dela White mounted to the front pastedown, a stain to the bottom page edges, pages 19-40 are wrinkled and creased near the top due to a binding problem, and the rear hinge has been strengthened. The dust jacket is clipped on all corners, edge rubbed with shallow chips, closed tears and creases, and is mounted onto a reinforced backing. The jacket is now in a Brodart sleeve. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Das Trottelbuch.

      Berlin - Wilmersdorf Verlag der Wochenschrift Die Aktion (Franz Pfemfert) (eigentlich Leipzig Gerstenberg 1912) 1918 - 122 S. Orig.-Leinen mit farbiger Einbandzeichnung von Franz Henseler. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Franz Jung mit einem neuen Titelblatt des Verlags Die Aktion.- Raabe/Hannich-Bode 145.1.- Einband etwas angestaubt und gering fleckig, Name auf Titel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed „ES".

      [Paris], 29. V. 1918. - Small-8vo. 1/2 p. To his friend the writer René Chalupt (1885-1957): „C’est entendu: Lundi. 18 heures (ancien 6.h.). Bien à vous".

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        Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. Suivis des ‚Heures de guerre‘". Eigenh. Manuskript.

      Ohne Ort, 1918. - Eigenhändiges, stellenweise redigiertes Manuskript in sauberer, gut lesbarer Handschrift. - Fort zählt neben Paul Verlaine und Stéphane Mallarmé zu den bedeutendsten französischen Dichtern des Symbolismus. „In deren Nachfolge wurde er 1912 zum ‚Prince des poètes‘ ernannt" (Wikipedia). Forts Gedichte wurden u.a. von Arthur Honegger (1916), Jean Absil (1935), Henri Dutilleux (1938) und später Georges Brassens vertont. - Das vorliegende Manuskript war wohl ein Geschenk des Dichters an den Dramatiker, Übersetzer und Kritiker Léon Guillot de Saix (1885-1964). Das erste Blatt mit einer montierten Dedikation von Forts Hand „Guillot de Saix. Poète et Dramaturge. Auteur de ‚Marius Manfouty‘". Es folgt eine ganzseitige handschriftliche Doppel-Briefkarte von Guillot de Saix an Paul Fort. Auf dem nächsten Blatt ein 10-zeiliger handschriftl. Brief des Dramatikers André de Lorde (1871-1942), weiter ein Verlagsprospekt mit der Einladung zur Subskription und schließlich der handschriftliche Vortitel von Fort. - Beiliegend: Fort, Paul. Les enchanteurs. Médée, Merlin, Bulbul, les Rois Mages. (= Ballades francaises). Paris, Mercure de France, 1919. 8°. 285 S., HPgmt. d. Zt. m. Rückenschild, Kopfgoldschnitt, marmor. Deckelbezügen sowie dem eingeb. Orig.-Umschlag. - Erstausgabe. - Eines von 123 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf „papier de Hollande". - Mit einer eigenh. Widmung für den großen Bibliophilen und „Censeur de la Banque de France" Charles Freund-Deschamps. - Schuber beschabt, etw. bestoßen u. an den Kanten tlw. etw. eingerissen. Innendeckel mit dem Exlibris des Vicomte Clair. Einband u. Rückenschild der gedruckten Ausgabe etw. berieben. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Fol. (35,5 x 26 cm). 1 weißes Bl., 5 Bll., 250 auf Bütten montierte Seiten (125 gespaltene Blatt), 1 weißes Bl., Grüner Maroquin-Bd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückentitel sowie Steh- u. Innenkantenverg. in Pp.-Schuber d. Zt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Das Weimarer Liederbuch. - Erster wortgetreuer Nachdruck sämtlicher Volkslieder-Einzeldrucke des unter dem Namen des Weimarer Liederbuches bekannten Mischbandes von 1540 (Landes-Bibliothek Weimar).

      München, Knorr & Hirth für Hans Weber, - 1920. - Als 28. und 29. Hundertdruck herausgegeben. 1918 - 20 x 15 cm. Roter Originalganzlederband auf 4 Bünde gezogen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und -schmuck sowie Deckelfileten und Kopfgoldschnitt. Der Rücken ist minimal gehellt. Im marmorierten O-Schuber mit Leinwandeinfassung, kaum bestoßen. Buntpapiervorsätze. 404 (3) Seiten. Sauberer, nahezu tadelloser Erhaltungszustand. Erste Veröffentlichung sämtlicher Volkslieder 'des unter dem Namen des Weimarer Liederbuches bekannten, etwa aus dem Jahre 1540 stammenden Mischbandes der Landesbibliothek Weimar'. Gedruckt bei Knorr & Hirth in der Maximilian-Fraktur von Rudolf Koch. Handschriftlich numeriertes Exemplar LXV von nur 100! -- Einband der Buchbinderei Paul Seher in Eisenach (Thür), mit deren kleinem Etikett im hinteren Vorsatz. Vitri6

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        Herr von Pepinster und sein Popanz.

      Mchn, Georg Müller, 1918 - Vorzugsausgabe, war bereits 1915 erschienen. Eins von 125 num. Exemplaren in Halbleder (gesamt 200 num. Exemplare). Im Impressum von Kubin und Schmitz signiert! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 25,5/20,5 cm. 8,270,6 S. OHalbleder mit Lederecken und reicher Rückenvergoldung sowie rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschildchen. Kopfgoldschnitt. Deckel mit Buntpapierbezug. Leder an den Rückengelenken und den Ecken gering berieben. Vorsatz wie immer leimschattig und vorderer Innedeckel mit leichten Klebespuren eines entfernten Exlibris. Geschichten vom Doppelleben. Mit 14 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Siberia and Eastern Russia. Part II - Pacific Coast to Irkutsk, Route Notes and Information. SCARCE.

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1918 - LIMITED EDITION, #361 of 2000 Copies, issued to Captain L. P. Johns, 27th Infantry. Listed as "CONFIDENTIAL / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY". 180pp, xxxvii, bound in tan cloth, with folding snap closure. Includes a mounted Russian Alphabet, long folding photographic frontis-piece, 1 folding map, 15 full page maps and routes, 88 photographic plates, 1 line drawing, and one and half pages of handwritten notes / additions. Captain L. P. Johns of the 27th Infantry and Sargeant Benjamin Sperling of the 31st, both in uniform, were on official business in Iman, Siberia, when Cossacks, backed the Japanese, raided the hotel they were in and arrested the two men. Major General William S. Grave, the Commander of American Forces in Siberia, threatened action and demanded an apology from General Rolanoft. Capt. Johns managed to escape and went by train to Spasske, Sperling still in custody of the Cossacks was flogged, then released. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Joan & Peter.

      London, Cassell & Co.,, 1918. The Story of an Education. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to front board in blind and to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Some toning to contents typical to Cassell books from the later war years, but an exceptionally nice copy in the lightly rubbed, frayed and mildly chipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression. A major association copy with the author's signed presentation inscription to the half-title, "To Thomas Hardy in homage from H. G. Wells", and with Hardy's Max Gate book plate to the front pastedown. Hardy and Wells were of course literary titans of their era and although perhaps would seem somewhat strange bedfellows Wells held the elder man in great regard. This particular work met with a rather mixed critical reception but Hardy was especially generous about it. David C. Smith reports in H. G. Wells: Desperately Mortal: A Biography (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986) that Hardy "praised the book and read it aloud to his wife in the evening", presumably from this, the copy given to him by the author.

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        F?hrer durch das Aquarium ("Kriegs-F?hrer", Besucher vor Becken)

      ca. 1918, Berlin - 10,5 x 16,5 cm 40 Seiten 70 gr. Einband geknickt und abgeschabt, Vorbesitzervermerk [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Manuscript Journal]: Carter, recently graduated from Yale, awaits his posting to the Embassy in Rome, and records his activities and adventures in Washington, D.C. in the Summer of 1918

      Folio journal. Half red leather gilt and cloth. 200pp. Carter's ownership name, edgewear on the boards, else near fine. Of the 200 blank lined pages, Carter has used 79 pages written in a clear and legible hand, comprising approximately 28,000 words, consisting of almost daily or every other day entries between June 24 and September 17, 1918, plus three additional entries to finish out the calendar year.John Franklin Carter (1897--1967) was born in Fall River, Massachusetts into a large family. He attended Yale University and went into the diplomatic service. His later career included work as a correspondent for The New York Times and London Daily Chronicle. He also wrote a syndicated column called "We, The People," under his pseudonym "Jay Franklin" and worked in both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. He was the author of several books of history, and wrote mysteries under the pen name "Diplomat."Carter inscribes his name and two addresses in the front of the journal: "Williamstown, Massachusetts and the American Embassy in Rome." Carter uses the bulk of the journal (54 pp.) to describe his summer in Washington DC, following his graduation from Yale. He keeps frequent company with some of his fellow classmates, including Thornton Wilder, Stephen Vincent Benet, and William Rose Benet. The journal is liberally interspersed with original poetry by Carter.Beginning in June, while working as a cipher clerk at the State Department in Washington, he commences the journal: "I intend... to keep a species of record of myself. It is in no way a diary, a bald emasculated time table of doings and journeyings, nor is it one of those awfully intimate soul-revelations, generally revealing nothing but dalliance with the lewd and half-hearted lusts. This book will, I hope, be a record of me and of my thoughts. Therefore whatever account I may give of my life will be in reality an invertebrate symposium of loose -- probably in both senses -- thoughts and whimsicalities... ."21 years old, and just finished with college, he is cursed with the nearsightedness which prevents him from joining the military with his friends. Instead, he awaits permission from the draft board to sail to his embassy post in Rome for the duration of the war, but is caught in red tape. "I am a young man, alone in a large city, on an ample salary, with two gay comrades, Bill Taylor & Thornton Wilder, and appetites. I like liquor in its more intellectual [basis?] and tobacco." He spends the summer arguing with the draft board, retaking his draft physical, and carousing with his friends who include not only Wilder and Taylor, but Stephen and William Benet. They go to the theater, or spend the evenings drinking and philosophizing. One particular evening Carter records: "Thornton, who knows everything about everything, was much shocked at our discussing mysticism... He withdrew and hummed indifferently until the topic changed."Carter also includes many of his attempts at writing poetry, some of which he shows to Wilder who does not think much of it. The crew bumps into Monty Woolley at the Shoreham, who had become a lieutenant in Army Intelligence (Woolley, later a well-known actor, was also a Yale graduate). Finally, in late July, he gets permission to obtain his passport. He attends a swimming party at William C. Bullitt's (another Yale graduate and later Ambassador to Russia) in McLean, Virginia. Carter comments: "Mrs. Bullitt is a bit hard, affected, head-turned, and insincere. I would not trust Bill Bullitt around the corner with a nickel but they are nice hosts."By early August, as he is preparing to depart for Rome, and parting with his friend Steve [Benet], they compose a "Last Song of Dear Old Yale" [which is transcribed in the journal]. Carter's ocean voyage to his new post, aboard the S.S. Rochambeau is recorded by him in the form of a letter to his mother, copied into the journal. He describes sighting submarines and whales, comments on fellow passengers, says the troops on board that he initially thought were Czecho-Slovak are actually Poles. "There is a funny crowd aboard her. A considerable number of soldiers and officers, oodles of YMCA & K of C men, lots of YMCA girls, all over draft age, & Red Cross nurses galore. Spaniards, South Americans, French & Italians. Plenty of Americans, all traveling on government business."With a bit of self-importance he tells his mother she can make his letters from "overseas service" available to the Yale Lit for publication since "the poor old magazine will be pretty hard up for material this next year." The S.S. Rochambeau arrived in Bordeaux on August 19, and by September 5, Carter was settled into his post in Rome: "Well, this begins my diary again and hereafter I hope to make my entries oh very faithfully..." He does record his early observations of the city for a short time, but on November 11 armistice is declared. The final entry in mid-December says he has been working on a memorandum on the Balkans for the Ambassador who is on his way to Paris to persuade President Wilson to return with him for a visit to Italy: "We of the Embassy alone know how much depends on this expedition. If Wilson does not come to Italy -- it will be an outrage to national pride, international courtesy, and elemental justice..." as Italy was as instrumental in winning the war as France. The young and restless Carter has begun to take life a bit more seriously. His last note in the journal says: "I am becoming very serious, my mustache is assuming proportions -- I shall be ruined for all purposes of ordinary social intercourse very shortly."During FDR's administration, Carter and Roosevelt became good friends and allies, and Carter expressed his concern for the need of a better intelligence gathering system within the White House. According to Joseph E. Persico, the author of Roosevelt's Secret War (2001): "Carter made his pitch to the President for the informal White House intelligence ring and found FDR receptive... The man (Carter) seemed to know everybody - officials, diplomats, the entire press corps domestic and foreign, and corporate executives all over the globe. He also had access to the National Broadcasting Company's worldwide shortwave network. And FDR grasped that Carter's profession offered the perfect cover for delivering intelligence, a Washington journalist coming to the White House occasionally to interview the President." Carter had become a "very serious" man indeed.An engaging and insightful journal from a thoughtful young man whose friends and acquaintances spanned both the literary and political world. .

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        The Education of Henry Adams: an Autobigraphy

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1918 - "Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from the Civil War to World War I. Though a man of the modern world. [Adams'] . political ideals [were] shaped by his presidential ancestors, great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams. 'The Education of Henry Adams' is both a brilliant memoir and a profound meditation on the extraordinary developments in science, politics, religion, and society that so transformed the world as he knew it." [Pub. Info] Britannica refers to it as one of the most important autobiographies in Western literature. Pulitzer Prize (awarded postumously). Book plate (Owner one of Denver's foremost businessmen 1900-1950.) Excellent pages; boards; hinges; cover. Very slight scuffing to front and back covers; very small hole in surface of cloth on front cover, lower left of the embossed publisher's mark. No chipping or tears to the spine. An earlier (1906), privately printed draft of 100 copies was circulated among Adams' friends for comment but the Houghton Mifflin 1918 is the true first. 35 chapters; 519 pages with index. Very scarce, collectable. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        20 Farbige Steinzeichnungen aus dem Feld von Eugen Osswald. Zu Gansten der Wittwen und Waisen Kasse des Bayer. Landw. Inf. Regt. Nr.1

      Bayer: Wehrmann, 1918. First edition. Signed by Author.. Pictorial Boards. Very good +. Portfolio. (45 x 35cm). Introduction and title list. 15 only (of 20) coloured lithographs. Titles and artist's name in pencil to margins. 14 plates with drawing-pin holes or nicks to each corner margin. One plate (Heu Ernte bei den Stellungen) has margin cut down (and no pin holes), but retains title and artist's name in pencil. This plate also has light fold crease across centre. Plates loosely inserted in portfolio, cover illustrated in b/w, with original ties. Portfolio with grey and white illustrated pastedowns and fold-overs. Portfolio paper backstrip professionally repaired with cloth (saving inner decorated paper). Fold-over hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lithographs bright and clean. Beautiful impressions of soldiering, farming, nursing, cameraderie in the front line during the first world war. Please feel free to ask for digital images of plates. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE ORIGINAL - PREMIÈRE GUERRE MONDIALE - 1914-1918 - 1360 PAGES ENVIRON - MANUSCRIT INCOMPLET.

      Manuscrit Original Non Édité. Vers 1914 - 1918 - Ensemble incomplet entièrement dérelié d'un manuscrit sur la Guerre 1914-1918 comprenant de nombreux détails (une journée peut s'étaler sur plus d'une dizaine de pages), *** chaque jour commençant par la météo, puis de nombreux extraits de communiqués de toutes les régions en guerre et même de pays étrangers comme la Roumanie et l'Autriche, la Russie et le Japon, ainsi que les Dardanelles, *** on y parle aussi bien de la guerre dans les airs (et même de Zeppelin) que sur mers, *** on peut trouver des noms de soldats aussi bien français qu'étrangers, ainsi que d'hommes politiques. ***** Ensemble en état correct (quelques décolorations sur quelques feuillets), *** format : 20x15 centimètres environ, *** écriture très fine et lisible : 25 à 35 lignes par page. ***** Exemplaire unique incomplet à retrier, vu que certaines fois, nous n'avons pas trouvé l'année et que les pages ne sont pas numérotées. ***** 1360 pages manuscrites environ. ********** DÉTAIL DES DATES DU MANUSCRIT AUTOGRAPHE ORIGINAL - PREMIÈRE GUERRE MONDIALE - 1914-1918 !!! *** I. Du 1er Novembre 1914 au 5 Décembre 1914. *** II. Du 21 Décembre 1914 au 10 Janvier 1915. *** III. Du 14 Janvier 1915 au 13 Février 1915. *** IV. Du 17 Mai 1915 au 13 Juin 1915. *** V. Du 18 Juillet au 30 Septembre (Année inconnue). *** VI. Du 1er Octobre au 9 Décembre (Année inconnue). *** VII. Du 18 Août au 30 Août (Année inconnue). ***** Poids de l'ensemble : 2710 grammes. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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