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        Die Härte der Weltenliebe.

      Verlag DER STURM,, Berlin, 1918 - Berlin, Verlag DER STURM, 1918, 24,5 x 17,5 cm, 96 Seiten, 1 Illustration auf dem Vortitelblatt, (5) Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, vermutlich der Original-Halbledereinband der Vorzugsausgabe (bestossen, Rücken aufgehellt, Gebrauchsspuren), aufgrund der schlechten Papierqualiät durchgehend, am Anfang und Ende stärker, fleckig. Ein ordentliches Exemplar mit schöner Provenienz. Wohl ein über die Auflage von 10 gedrucktes und gebundenes Exemplar der "besonderen Ausgabe" mit der handschriftlichen Widmung von Walden an "Eva" [d. i. Eva Weinwurzel (? - 1996), Sekretärin von Walden, lebte nach 1932 in Tel Aviv; Kunstsammlerin; späterer Name war Eva Spector, Wirkungsdaten lt. DNB 1922-1932.] Raabe 322. 12 ("Neben der allgemeinen Ausgabe erscheint eine Sonderausgabe in 10 nummerierten und signierten Exemplare.[.]". - Wilpert/Gühring 14. - Ex Libris "Feuerbacher Heide" von Hans L. Merkle auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels montiert. Dieses Werk war nicht in den Reiss-Auktionen. Sprache: Deutsch aufgrund der schlechten Papierqualiät durchgehend, am Anfang und Ende stärker, fleckig. Ein ordentliches Exemplar mit schöner Provenienz. vermutlich der Original-Halbledereinband der Vorzugsausgabe (bestossen, Rücken aufgehellt, Gebrauchsspuren), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Towards 'an English Fourth' Fragments and echoes of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1918-21, copy #144 of the limited edition bound in quarter goatskin and slipcased

      Fordingbridge, Hampshire: Castle Hill Press, 2009. First and Limited edition. Quarter Leather. This Castle Hill Press limited edition publishes T. E. Lawrence's 1918-1921 writings about the history of the Arab Revolt, which culminated in the 1922 text of Seven Pillars of Wisdom. T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935) found fame as instigator, organizer, hero, and tragic figure of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, which he began as an eccentric junior intelligence officer and ended as "Lawrence of Arabia." This time defined Lawrence with indelible experience and celebrity which he would spend the rest of his famously short life struggling to reconcile and reject, to recount and repress. Lawrence told the tale of this time in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a work with a tortuous writing, editing, and publishing history culminating in posthumous publication. The title of Towards an English Fourth is taken from a passage in a 26 August 1922 letter from T. E. Lawrence to English literary editor, writer, and critic Edward Garnett: "Do you remember my telling you once that I collected a shelf of 'Titanic' books . . . and that they were The Karamazovs, Zarathustra, and Moby Dick. Well, my ambition was to make an English fourth." From the editor's Introduction: "During the period 1919-22 T.E. Lawrence's intellectual and creative powers were at their zenith. At the Peace Conference, in Whitehall and at All Souls he mixed with some of the most brilliant men and women of his time. His personal outlook was informed by two cultures. His opinions drew on an extraordinary range of experience, and on first-hand knowledge of the peoples of the Middle East. His writings during this period show a breadth of analysis unparalleled in anything he wrote before or afterwards. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom and in essays like 'The Changing East' and 'Evolution of a Revolt' you can see the calibre of mind that impressed contemporaries such as Winston Churchill, Arnold Toynbee and Lionel Curtis. These qualities are surely one of the reasons why Seven Pillars of Wisdom has had such enduring appeal." The 1918-1921 writings collected in this volume reflect the first manuscripts of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which do not survive. There were only 227 copies of this edition, of which 150 copies were bound in quarter crimson goatskin with cream canvas sides, head and tail bands, and top edge gilt.  The volume was issued in a matching canvas cloth slipcase with felt lining. This copy is #144. The limitation page is hand-numbered and the publisher's Introduction is hand-signed. This copy is pristine, in new condition direct from the publisher.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Exiles: A Play in Three Acts

      London: Grant Richards, 1918 First edition, first printing. Publisher's dark green cloth and slate green boards, white paper labels lettered in black to the front board and spine. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, some rubbing, toning, and minor chipping to the spine label, bright boards, fresh pages. Overall, a tight and attractive copy. Slocum and Cahoon A14. Exiles, Joyce's only published play, was written in 1913 and published five years later on May 25, 1918. Drawn from Joyce's short story "The Dead" from his collection Dubliners (1914), the plot of Exiles focuses on a love triangle between the famous writer Richard Rowan, who recently returned to Dublin after nearly a decade of exile in Rome, Rowan's wife Bertha, and his old journalist friend Robert Hand. The Rowans bear resemblance to Joyce and his wife Nora, with whom he lived in self-imposed exile in Trieste, Switzerland while writing Exiles, but the play's autobiographical nature ends with this similarity. Many critics have drawn parallels between Exiles and the many plays of Henrik Ibsen, an author whom Joyce greatly admired. Joyce offered Exiles to William Butler Yeats for performance at the Abbey Theatre, but Yeats rejected the offer. The first major London performance of Exiles was in 1970 at the Mermaid Theatre under the direction of Harold Pinter.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        A History of the American People, 10 vols.; Documentary Edition, Autographed

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1918. First edition thus. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Wilson. Limited "Documentary edition" (ours is number 233 of 400 numbered copies thus), 1918. Ten volumes, complete. Green cloth hardcovers with paper spine-label and gilt top edge, illustrated, a clean unmarked text, volumes in Good to Very Good, some cracks to inner hinges that have been expertly repaired, all vols. with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, age-toning and soiling to some pages and to the page-edges, discoloration to the covers of some vols., a touch of rubbing or wear to the tips of the covers of some volumes. A very nice, uncommon set. Volume one is signed by Wilson near the front.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Notes on the Interpretation of Aeroplane Photographs (3rd edition) WITH Illustrations to Accompany Notes on the Interpretation of Aeroplane Photographs, Series A ( S. S. 631. A. 1a/42982.A. )

      France: Army Printing and Stationary Services, 1918. Boards. Very Good. 12 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Drab paper boards with plain blue spine and affixed title label. Contains 63 plates (2 non-photographic) plus a list of plates. Photographs reproduced by No 6 Advanced Section, AP. & S. S. WITH 11 page writeup on how to interpret photographs (original printed wrappers) 8 1/4 x 13 inches. Boards. In World War I, aeroplanes, a new tool of warfare, were first used extensively to take aerial images of battle grounds, upcoming campaign areas, and other useful intelligence sites. The natural result was a new "science" which evolved necessary to interpret these images. The armed forces created a set of standardized symbols to use on aerial photographs, noting things like Machine Guns, Trench Mortars, Concrete Structures, Wire entanglements, and other useful operation data. This set, marked "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY" could be used for training and also interpretation of photographs taken in the field. A review of OCLC/Worldcat notes only a handful of these in institutional collections, with several produced by different branches of the armed services involved in WW1. We find American,. French, British, and Canadian printing of similarly titled works. Whether there are differences or not is an exercise left to the new owner. Each plate, a silver print, highlights examples of useful features seen from the air. Concrete structures, Haystacks used as O.P.s, Types of Trench Construction, etc. Every wonder what the intelligence servicse spent their days and nights doing? Reviewing these examples and becoming experts on helping the operational forces place and use their resources strategically.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Collection of 64 Snapshots and Real Photo Postcards of Members of Co. C, 602d Engineers, American Expeditionary Force

      1918-1919, V.p. 1918 - Diverse collection of photographs of members of Co. C, American Expeditionary Force, at play, work, and rest. Includes both group photos and individual portraits, a few with the subject and his horse. Shows scenes at the mess hall, in a tent camp, filling bed sacks, on parade (one "Saluting Gen. Pershing"), and building bridges in Very and Romagne. Postcards show shelled-out buildings, German dead, and portrait photographs of soldiers in uniform taken in a photographer's studio in Wittlich, Germany, and dated January, 1919, two months after the end of the war.The 602d Engineers trained at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, embarking for Europe in July, 1918. The unit was involved in the battles of Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne, building roads and bridges, including a pontoon bridge across the Meuse River. The 602d Engineers ended the war in the Argonne near Very, France. 64 images of various sizes (from 6.5x4.25cm. to 17.5x12.75cm.); includes 38 snapshots and 26 postcards, 20 of which have brief manuscript annotations in ink to versos; a few with wear to extremities, some images blurred or faded, but still a Very Good collection.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Springtide of Life. Poems of Childhood by. With a Preface by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      - London (1918). Large 8vo, (x), 132, (2) pp. 8 colored plates, each with a captioned tissue. Original green cloth gilt, (later) printed dust-jacket, a very fine copy. First trade edition: ÒDustjacket is presumably from a later issue as the ads on the rear of jacket include works that appeared in 1919 and 1920.Ó E.M. Maurice. This copy conforms. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        MÜNCHEN. - Alt-München. Sieben Radierungen aus dem Jahr 1818. Gedruckt von den Originalplatten.

      Bruckmann,, Mchn., 1918 - 35 x 45 cm. Titel, 3 S. Einleitung von Hermann Uhde-Bernays. Mit 7 Radierungen unter dünnen Passepartouts. Goedl-Roth 36-42. - Nr. 38 von 300 numerierten Exemplaren. - Sowohl im Impressum als auch Blatt für Blatt numeriert. Die feinen Radierungen zeigen eine Gesamtansicht von Norden, Schwabing, Nymphenburg, Sendling, Bogenhausen, Giesing und Thalkirchen. - Vollrandige, tadellose Drucke. Die Mappe leicht berieben.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Sich in Kissen zurücklehnender Frauenakt und Hund.

      . Aquarellierte Gelatineradierung, um 1918, auf cremefarbenem Bütten, signiert. Darstellungsgröße ca. 30:ca. 23 cm, Blattgröße 52:36 cm.- In den Rändern etwas vergilbt.. Nach einem Studium an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie ging Großmann 1905-1914 nach Paris, wo er Schüler von L. Simon (1861-1945) war und freundschaftliche Kontakte zu L. Feininger (1881-1955) und H. Matisse (1869-1954) unterhielt. Anschließend verbrachte er einige Jahre in Berlin; zahlreiche Reisen erneut nach Paris, nach Schweden, in die Schweiz und nach Italien schlossen sich an. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin lehrte er an der Kunstakademie, wurde jedoch 1934 aus politischen Gründen entlassen. Großmann gilt neben Emil Orlik (1870-1932) als der bedeutendste deutsche Graphiker der 20er Jahre.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        SOUTHERN RAILWAY STANDARDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MAINTENANCE OF WAY AND STRUCTURES VOLUME I, ISSUES OF 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915; VOLUME II, ISSUES OF 1916, 1917

      Southern Railway Company, 1916 and 1918 - Volume I: 100 pages, many as foldouts featuring diagrams and dimensions of equiment and signs such as a baggage wagon, ballast fork, cattle guard, clearance post, depot platform and curbing, frogs, wooden highway bridge, lever car, push car, signs, ties, wooden water tank, trank wrench, whistle post, etc. Volume II: 99 pages, many as foldouts featuring diagrams and dimensions of equipemnt such as camp car details, fence between tracks, fire hose nozzle, freight room door, gutters, highway grade crossing, notice for warehouses, oil box for stations, painting for crossing gates, property post, signs, stove base, ticket window, waiting booth, water barrel and fire bucket, and numerous other specifications. Both volumes bound in original black buckram with lettering in gilt. A few of the foldouts have been repaired along the fold with library tape. Booth volumes are good to very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        BREMEN. "Brema". Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau, links oben Wappen, unten leere Kartusche.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich aus Braun-Hogenberg, 1918, 36,5 x 49 cm. Fauser 1877. - Verso mit Text. Kräftiges Altkolorit und gute Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Tod und Sünderin.

      1918 1918 - Aquarellierte und Goldbronze gehöhte Lithographie, 1918, auf aufgewalztem China, signiert. Darstellungsgröße 18,8:13,5 cm, Blattgröße 33,5:25,8 cm. Trotz großer Widerstände seitens ihres Elternhauses, das sie schon im Alter von 16 Jahren verließ, absolvierte die Künstlerin 1915-1918 ein Studium an der Dresdener Kunstgewerbeschule, parallel ab 1916-1919 Mal- und Zeichenkurse an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. Ihr Interesse galt schon zu Beginn den avantgardistischen Kunstströmungen, Dadaismus und Expressionismus. Nach der schwierigen Ehe mit dem Maler und Opernsänger Kurt Lohse, der ein liederlich ausschweifendes Leben führte, so daß sie in permanenter Armut lebte, und mehrfacher Trennungen wurde sie zeitweise obdachlos. Ein dadurch bewirkter seelischer und körperlicher Zusammenbruch führte 1929 zu einem mehrwöchigen Aufenthalt in einer Nervenheilanstalt. Hier entstanden die berühmten „Friedrichsberger Köpfe", Porträts ihrer Mitpatientinnen, die ihr große Anerkennung in der Kunstwelt, aber kaum Verkäufe einbrachten. Anschließend schaffte sie die endgültige Trennung von ihrem Ehemann. Es entstanden nachfolgend Bilder des Hamburger Hafens, des Arbeiter- und Prostituiertenmilieus sowie Selbstbildnisse. Finanzieller Erfolg stellte sich allerdings noch immer nicht ein, so daß sie weiterhin in wirtschaftlicher Not lebte. Nach der Rückkehr in ihr Elternhaus nach Dresden und zunehmender seelischer und körperlicher Zerrüttung ließ ihr Vater sie 1932 aus Unverständnis und Hilflosigkeit in die Landes-Heil- und Pfleganstalt Arnsdorf bei Dresden einweisen. „Schizophrenie" wurde kurzerhand diagnostisiert. 1935 wurde sie in der Frauenklinik Dresden im Rahmen der nationalsozialistischen Eugenik, des „Erbgesundheitsgesetzes", zwangssterilisiert. Völlig gebrochen erlischt nahezu vollständig ihre Schaffenskraft. 1940 wurde sie im Zuge des nationalsozialistischen Programms „lebensunwertes Leben" in die Landes-Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Pirna-Sonnenstein deportiert und ermordet.

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        Counter-Attack and Other Poems

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Company 1918 - 8vo., brown boards with cover label lettered in brown; slightly soiled. First American edition, with an insightful introduction by Robert Nichols. A handsome copy of an antiwar classic signed by Sassoon on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        America Calls Enlist in the Navy

      U.S. Navy.. No date. Ca. 1918.. Color poster, 40 3/4 x 28 inches, archivally mended with linen backing. Light creasing at edges from rolling (now minimized by linen backing), very good condition. A particularly good copy of this iconic Navy recruitment poster showing Columbia and a sailor standing resolutely hand in hand. It was designed by the great American artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau. "The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to Mr. J.C. Leyendecker for this design and to the Beck Engraving Co. for the reproduction" is printed at lower left corner. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Karl-May-Jahrbuch 1918 bis 1933 , 16 Jahrgänge, Jahrgang 1 vom Herausgeber gewidmet und signiert ---

      Schottlaender --- Karl-May Verlag 1918 Breslau --- Radebeul. Zustand: Befriedigend 8° , broschiert 6654 S.. Originalausgaben der ersten 16 Jahrgänge der Karl-May-Jahrbücher. Band 1/1918 enthält auf dem Vorsatzblatt eine eigenhändige persönliche Widmung des Herausgebers Dr. Rudolf Beissel [1894 - 1986] an seinen Freund und Mitstreiter Prof. Dr. Siegfried Augustin [1946 - 2011], unterschrieben und datiert auf den 12.3.'82. ---<>--- Die ersten drei Bände sind in privates Halbleinen mit montierter Deckelillustration gebunden. Die restlichen Bände sind Originalbroschur mit farbig illustrierten Einbänden. Diese Bände sind deutlich gebrauchsspurig, einige mit kleineren Rückenläsuren, 2 mit Fehlstellen beim Rückendeckel. Der Schnitt ist bei einigen Bänden berieben und teils fleckig, einige Bleistiftanstreichungen und Marginalien sind festzustellen. Bei Interesse versenden wir gerne angefragte Detailaufnahmen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat HPeter Lastovka GbR]
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        The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood. With a Preface by Edmund Gosse.

      London: Heinemann, 1918 - Quarto. Original quarter vellum, japon boards, titles and decorations to spine and front board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a black quarter morocco slipcase with grey cloth chemise. Spine a touch darkened and bumped, boards very gently bowed, endpapers tanned. An excellent copy. Colour frontispiece tipped in on dark grey card, 8 similar plates, black and white line illustrations in text. Signed limited edition. Number 384 of 65 copies signed by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Sphinx

      London, The Bodley Head. 1918, 1918. First edition thus. Small square 8vo. Publisher's pale green paper covered boards titled and illustrated in dark green to spine and front. Near fine, light edgewear, inner paper joint just starting. In a near fine example of the scarce dustwrapper, with minor toning and very light soiling. Internally clean. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Wir waren einst. Die deutsche Flotte von ihren Anfängen bis zum Ausgang des Weltkrieges

      Leipzig: Verlag von J. J. Weber - Alleinvertrieb durch Ernst Finking d.J., Leipzig um 1918. Überaus großformatige Hardcoverausgabe (61,5 x 45,5 cm), Querformat, Halbledereinband, 32 Seiten mit einundsechzig Abbildungen im Texte nebst sechzehn vielfarbigen Kunstbeilagen. Einband berieben, fleckig und beschabt, fliegender Vorsatz, Nachsatz und Innendeckel mit Spuren von Insektenfraß, innen mehr oder weniger fleckig. Sehr selten..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED BY ORVILLE WRIGHT, IN WHICH HE DISCUSSES THE USE OF AEROPLANES IN WAR

      Dayton, Ohio: Typed letter, signed, December 19, 1918. A letter to Mr. Alan R. Hawley, President of the Aero Club of America, signed in black ink by Orville Wright. On Wright's stationary with printed letterhead. Letter size, now handsomely presented in a black frame, glazed. 1 page. Extremely well preserved, the fold lines from original mailing still visible, the ink bright and unfaded. A LETTER DISCUSSING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST FLIGHT, AND THE USE OF AEROPLANES IN WAR. Wright states, "Although Wilber, as well as myself, would have preferred to see the aeroplane developed more along peaceful lines, yet I believe that its use in this great war will give encouragement for its use in other ways.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        The Story of Little Black Sambo

      Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1918. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A VERY EARLY EDITION IN ITS ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET(!!). Published by Henry Altemus of Philadelphia as part of its "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series, the publication date can be pinned down conclusively between 1918-1921 but not more specifically than that. Dustwrappers earlier than this on editions of "Little Black Sambo" rarely appear. As it stands, this is a wonderful and colorful jacket design. The front panel of the dustjacket--which mirrors the cover of the book itself-- has a hand-colored image of "Sambo" under an umbrella with a black and white jungle relief behind him. The back panel lists other titles by Altemus in the "Wee Books for Wee Folks" series. Both the book and the jacket have held up nicely, given their age. A solid VG copy in bright boards and in a VG/VG- dustjacket with light chipping along the top and bottom edges of the covers and light chipping at the spine extremities. One dime-sized chip as well to the top edge of the front panel, affecting the word "Little" in the title. The dustjacket, though, fragile as it is, is 90-95% intact. Light foxing as well to endpapers and small former owner inscription to flyleaf. All plates and pages of text have held up nicely and are clean and bright. 64mo, 63 pgs. A truly scarce item in its original dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed, and with original woodcut.

      Zehlendorf-Mitte (Berlin), 24. XII. 1918.. 4to. ¾ pp.. Feininger writes to Paul van Ostayen (1896-1926), Flemish avant-garde poet related to the Dada and Expressionist movements, who influenced modern literature in Belgium and the Netherlands. Towards the end of the First World War van Ostayen had gone to Berlin for political reasons, stayed for three years and befriended Feininger and other artists and literary figures. Feininger invites van Ostayen to join him and his wife on Boxing Day. "The five pictures have not arrived yet, but we mustn't wait for them in offer to be able to welcome you - Because of the pitiful state of transportation it is very uncertain now when they will arrive. We wish you a non too dreary Christmas [...] in the strange Big City! Only a very easy spirit would talk of 'Merry' now [...]" (transl. from the German original). - An original woodcut showing a church or cathedral in the upper left corner on this golden yellow sheet of onion skin paper. The woodcut is also suggestive of the Bauhaus 1919 Manifesto cover. The paper is fragile and tattered along right and left edges not affecting text. - In the year prior to this letter of 1918, Feininger had his first solo exhibit at Sturm Gallery in Berlin. He was Walter Gropius' first faculty appointment at the Bauhaus in Germany which Gropius founded in 1919. Feininger became the master artist in charge of the printmaking workshop.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Rastende Zigeuner.

      1918 1918 - Holzschnitt, 1918, auf festem bräunlichem Japan. 41,4:31,3 cm. In den Rändern links und rechts etwas nachgedunkelt, Rand unten ungleich. Nr. 1 von 25 Exx. &#150; Erschienen in &#132;Die Schaffenden, 1. Jahrgang, 3. Mappe, 1919". Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Künstlerin. Literatur: Hofmann-Präger 1918/7; Jahn-Berger 30; Söhn HDO 72703-10. Frühe Freundschaft mit Hannah Höch (1889-1978). 1911-1913 erhielt Maria Uhden Privatunterricht bei dem Architekten A. Exter (1858-1933), währenddessen nahm sie auch ein Studium an der Kunstgewerbeschule Berlin auf. 1915 machte sie die Bekanntschaft von H. Walden, Herausgeber der bedeutendsten Zeitschrift des Expressionismus &#132;Der Sturm" und Galerist, an dessen Ausstellungen der sog. &#132;Sturm-Galerie" sie ab diesem Jahr teilnahm. 1916 hatte sie ihre erste Begegnung mit G. Schrimpf (1889-1938), einem der Protagonisten der Neuen Sachlichkeit, den sie 1917 heiratete. Umzug nach München. Im darauffolgenden Jahr starb sie an den Folgen der Geburt ihres Sohnes. 1919 Gedächtnisausstellung in der &#132;Sturm-Galerie". Prägend war für Maria Uhden vor allem die Malerei F. Marcs (1880-1916) und M. Chagalls (1887-1985), was auch in unserem Blatt nicht zu übersehen ist. Zentrale Themen waren nächtliche Szenen von Frauen (mit Kindern), Pferden, Stieren und Schweinen, oder der vom Himmel fallende Mensch.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        ITINERARI DE JAUME I "EL CONQUERIDOR".

      - Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona, 1918, . 27 cm. 629 pàg., 18 làm. i una genealogia plegada. Encuadernacio de plena pell amb nervis i teixell, feta i signada per "BRUGALLA."

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        1897 - 1965). Dans les vignes. Holzschnitt von 1918. Datiert, eigenhändig bezeichnet 'dans les vignes. A monsieurs Jeanneret de Nele van de Velde' und datiert: '18'. 29,5 x 24 cm. Gerahmt.,

      1918 - Laut Angaben des Vorbesitzers wohl dem berühmten Architekten 'Le Corbusier' gewidmet, der mit dem Vater von Nele, Henry van de Velde bekannt war. Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965); eigentlich Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris war schweizerisch-französischer Architekt, Architekturtheoretiker, Stadtplaner, Maler, Zeichner, Bildhauer und Möbeldesigner.- Im Vordergrund drei Personen mit dem Rücken dem Betrachter zugewandt, dahinter eine Gebirgslandschaft.- Außenstege knapprandig.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        (1897 - 1965). Dans les vignes. Holzschnitt von 1918. Datiert, eigenhändig bezeichnet 'dans les vignes. A monsieurs Jeanneret de Nele van de Velde' und datiert: '18'. 29,5 x 24 cm. Gerahmt.

      1918. . Laut Angaben des Vorbesitzers wohl dem berühmten Architekten 'Le Corbusier' gewidmet, der mit dem Vater von Nele, Henry van de Velde bekannt war. Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965); eigentlich Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris war schweizerisch-französischer Architekt, Architekturtheoretiker, Stadtplaner, Maler, Zeichner, Bildhauer und Möbeldesigner.- Im Vordergrund drei Personen mit dem Rücken dem Betrachter zugewandt, dahinter eine Gebirgslandschaft.- Außenstege knapprandig.- .

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        A Short History of The Irish Volunteers. [Signed and Inscribed Association copy]. With a Preface by Eoin MacNeill.

      Dublin, The Candle Press, 1918.. First and only edition. Volume 1 (all that was ever published). 12.5 cm x 18 cm. IX, 205 pages. Original Hardcover in Mylar. Very good condition. Inscribed by Bulmer Hobson to his friend Eimar Ultan O'Duffy: "Eimear O'Duffy from his friend Bulmer Hobson". A remarkable association - very rare !. John Bulmer Hobson (14 January 1883 - 8 August 1969) was a leading member of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) before the Easter Rising in 1916. Though he was a member of the IRB which had planned the Rising, he opposed its being carried out, and attempted to prevent it. He swore Patrick Pearse into the IRB in late 1913. [Wikipedia] Eimar Ultan O'Duffy (29 September 1893 - 21 March 1935) was born in Dublin and educated at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and at University College Dublin. He and Bulmer Hobson caused disaster to the plans for thd 1916 Easter Rising when they told Eoin MacNeill that the Rising was planned for the next week; MacNeill, nominal head of the Irish Volunteers, reacted by sending messengers around the country to call off the manoeuvres which were the cover for the Rising, and advertising in newspapers to cancel them. O'Duffy and Hobson went to the North. [Wikipedia]

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        Poetenleben.

      Frauenfeld: Huber, 1918.. 183, [5] S., mit einer Deckelvignette nach einer lithographierten farbigen Zeichnung von Karl Walser. Or.br., 8°. Wilpert/Gühring2, 12, - Badorrek-Hoguth (für Karl Walser) B87. Beigelegt ist der Vorderteil der sehr seltenen Bauchbinde mit einem Werbetext des Verlags: "Das anmutigste und geschlossenste der Walserschen Prosabücher!"; darunter ein 14zeiliger Text von Max Brod über Robert Walser. Bisher habe es "Zwei-Schichten Dichter", etwa Dickens, gegeben, und natürlich auch "einflächige". Noch nicht gegeben habe es bisher "Drei-Schichter", aber Walser - "da haben wir ihn". Obenauf, in der ersten Schicht sei Walser "naiv, fast ungeschickt, schlicht, geradeaus". In der zweiten Schicht spüre man die Ironie, das Raffinement, den Feinfühligen. Und unter der der tiefen zweiten Schicht sei noch eine tiefere dritte, "ein Grund, und der ist wirklich naiv, kräftig und schweizerisch-deutsch". Das Blatt ist hellgrün und misst 12x9 cm (bxh),es ist damit nur weniger Millimeter schmäler als der Buchdeckel. Walser war davon sehr angetan, in einem Brief an seinen Verleger schreibt er: "Der Auszug von Max Brod auf dem grünen Begleitzettel ist sehr gut gewählt" (Salathe, "Man muss nicht hinter alle Geheimnisse kommen wollen", Frauenfeld, 2013), S. 159, einer Dokumentation zum Briefwechsel von Karl und Robert Walser mit ihrem Verleger. Einband etwas berieben, der vordere Deckel wegen einiger kleiner Randläsuren sorgfältig doubliert, beim Rückendeckel kleinere Druckstellen am Rand unterlegt. Schnitt etwas angestaubt. Nicht beschnitten..

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        Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien. Band 1 und 2 plus Bror Asklund, Zur Geologie Ostpersiens. Auf Grund der von Sven Hedin gesammelten Gesteinsproben. (im Ganzen 3 Bände).

      Stockholm: Generalstabens Litografiska Anstalt, 1918-1925.. XII, 139 S. VII, 548 S. plus (teils farb.) Tafeln. Privates Halbleder.. Aus der Bibliothek von Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kleiss, langjährigem Leiter der Außenstelle Teheran des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Leicht berieben. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. - BAND 1: Von Veramin nach Kuh-i-nachschir -- Von Lager IX am Rande des Kevir nach Busurgi -- Von Kuh-i-busurgi nach Dschandak -- Von Dschandak durch die Kevir-Wüste über Turut nach Arusun -- Von Arusun nach Tabes -- Von Tabes nach Tacht-i-Nadiri -- Von Tacht-i-Nadiri nach Tschah-i-kuru -- Von Tschah-i-kuru nach Hamun -- Von Hamun nach Killa-rabat -- Die Karawanenstrasse von Teheran nach Meschhed -- Zur Transkription der persischen Namen von Prof. Dr. K. V. ZETTERSTEEN -- Die meteorologischen Beobachtungen von Prof. Dr. NILS EKHOLM -- Karten. Von H. BYSTRÖM -- BAND 2: Kartographische Beschreibung der Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien im Jahre 1906 -- Zur Bedeutung der persischen Namen von K. V. ZETTERSTEEN -- Zur Geologie Ostpersiens auf Grund der von SVEN HEDIN gesammelten Gesteinsproben von BROR ASKLUND.

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        Lt. Col. George S. Patton, Jr., writes his mother "Should you hear of anything in my line of work in the papers in the next month or so it will be me who did the stint ?" - 11 days later, he led the 1st Tank Brigade into Battle at St. Mihiel, the first battle of the American Expeditionary Force led by an American commander (Gen. John J. Pershing)

      [Langres, France], September 1, 1918. 8.25" x 10.5". "Autograph Letter Signed ""George,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 10.5"". [Langres, France], September 1, 1918. To his mother, Mrs. George S Patton. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Mama: I had a most interesting evening last week. I went out in No-mans land over to the Bard wire but nothing happened the Bard whistled at us and we whistled back then having seen what we wanted we came home. It was not at all thrilling we singly had a job to do and did it. On the way back we came through a ruined village it looked in the moonlight like a skeleton of a cow in Texas we went from one house to another by holes in the wall feeling our way by holding to a wire. I picked some dasies in the bard wire which I will send to you & B [Beatrice, his wife]. Should you hear of anything in my line of work in the papers in the next month or so it will be me who did the stint. But things are too uncertain to be sure you will hear. I am very well and having a fine time I must stop now I love you all. George.""Just 11 days after Patton write this letter to his mother, he led the 1st Tank Brigade into Battle at St. Mihiel, September 12-15, 1918, the first major engagement of American troops in World War I. On the afternoon of September 12, 1918, in the midst of a battle between the American Expeditionary Force and the German Army, 32-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Patton first met 38-year-old Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur as tanks and infantry maneuvered forward to the French town of Essey. Patton's brigade was then moved to support the U.S. I Corps in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. On the morning of September 26, 1918, he personally led a troop of tanks through thick fog as they advanced into German lines. Patton was wounded in the left thigh while leading six men and a tank in an attack on German machine guns . While recuperating from his wound, on October 17, 1918, Patton was promoted to Colonel in the Tank Corps of the U.S. National Army."

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        Vaux, After Attack (Gelatin Silver Print)

      1918. Collectible; Very Good. Vintage Gelatin silver print of an aerial view of the ruins of Vaux, France. 1918. The print measures 5"x7". Edward Steichen fled Paris for New York in the autumn of 1914 at the onset of World War I. Three years later, he returned to France, wanting to become "a photographic reporter, as Mathew Brady had been in the Civil War". Steichen made aerial photographs for the U.S. Army's air reconnaissance division; his pictures were used to survey enemy territory, record enemy movements and locate gun encampments. Major Edward Steichen became chief of the Photographic Section of the AEF in Auguest 1918. This early print, one of Steichen's prime examples of aerial reconnnaissance photography, has held up nicely. Light chipping at the lower left corner, otherwise bright and clean and well-preserved. Handsomely matted and framed as well.

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        KIAI-TSEU-YUAN HOU TCHOUAN ENCYCLOPEDIE DE LA PEINTURE CHINOISE. CHIEH-TZU YUAN HUA CHUANG:THE MUSTARD SEED GARDEN. Pinyin: JIE ZI YUAN HUA ZHUANG HUA NIAO PU.

      A DELUXE & MAGNIFICIENT CLASSIC ON THE MUSTARD SEED GARDEN Paris 1918, - Laurens. Brown paper over cloth, tall folio,index of of painters, general table, glossary, 497 black &white gravures, 30 x 41 cm., very good copy. R A R EFIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 550 COPIES Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Co-Operation and the Future of Industry / by Leonard S. Woolf

      London : G. Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1918 - Physical desc. : 141 p. ; 19 cm. Subject: Cooperation - Great Britain. Arthur Holness' copy with his stamp to the front fly-leaf. Near fine in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 141 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unnennbar Brudertum. Verse 1904-1917.

      Wolgast, 'Der Kentauer' Vlg. / Hermann Kruse 1918.. Gr.-8°. 36(4) S. Mit 6 signierten Originallithographien v. Joseph Eberz auf Taf. OPappbd. m. marmor. Überzugspapier u. schwarzgedr. Tit. auf mont. Deckelschild u. rauem Schnitt. An beiden Kapitalen m. Läsuren, Rü. leicht geblichen, Vorderdeckel m. Wasserflecken, im Text schönes u. sauberes Ex.. WG² 8, Raabe 2, 127.5; Rodenberg S. 421. Erster Kentauer-Druck bei Radelli & Hille in Leipzig gedruckt. Nr. 23 von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Van-Gelder-Bütten abgezogen, vom Dichter im Impressum signiert und mit 6 vom Künstler signierten Steindrucken (Gesamtauflage 350 Ex.; daneben erschienen 250 Exemplare auf Strathore-Alexandra-Bütten mit nur zwei Lithographien). - Der pazifistische Publizist und Schriftsteller Kurt Hiller (1885-1972) gründete 1926 die Gruppe 'Revolutionäre Pazifisten'. 1934 gelang ihm nach KZ-Aufenthalten über Prag die Flucht nach England. In vorliegendem Lyrikband, der expressionistisch gefärbte Gedichte enthält, versucht er u.a das Kriegserlebnis zu verarbeiten.

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        Live Stock Growers Directory of Marks and Brands for the State of Oregon 1918

      Samuel Van Dersal, 1918, Portland, Oregon. 1918 Edition No ISBN. Stiff wrappers moderately soiled, binding shaken. last page is detached, last few pages almost detached. -- Overall good condition. Illustrated front cover with a cowboy on a horse at top right attempting to laso a steer; the laso spells Oregon, and the loop is about to drop over the head of the steer at bottom left. -- Advertising scattered throughout the text. -- A scarce book. Size: octavo (tall). 360 pages. Item Type: Brand Book. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Ranching; United States (Oregon); 1900-1920 ; Western Americana; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8521.

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        Tarr

      London: The Egoist Press,, 1918. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine rolled, rear joint cracked but holding, front joint skilfully repaired, spine ends slightly frayed with a few tears, contents slightly foxed. A good copy. First UK edition, first impression of the author's first novel, preceded by, though scarcer than, the US edition. This is J. M. Keynes's copy, with his signature to the front pastedown in ink. Both Keynes and Lewis were notable for their involvement with the Bloomsbury group, although by the time Tarr was published Lewis had split from them, setting up his own group in 1914 ?- the Rebel Art Centre, which gave rise to a new art movement, Vorticism.

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        General Smuts' Campaign in East Africa

      John Murray, 1918, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition280 pages (complete) together with an introduction from Smuts of 17 pages. Ex-school library copy (Diocesan College (Bishops, Cape Town)) with consequent labels, debris, stamps and annotations. The red cover is strong and muscular. There is general wear. The back cover has some staining. The frontispage has a gift inscription on the frontispage (not from the author or subject). The contents are clear, clean, secure. The folded maps are sure and healthy. The pages are tight, confident and sure. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Jan Smuts; World War 1; Inventory No: amlu.

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        English Fairy Tales Retold by Flora Annie Steel Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Includes Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Jack The Giant Killer, Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Dick Whittington, Little Red Riding Hood and the Babes in the Wood

      London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd, 1918., 1918. First Arthur Rackham illustrated edition. With sixteen colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Elegantly hand-bound in half burgundy morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spine, cloth sides and top edge gilt. A very fine copy in an attractive recent binding.

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        Lettow-Mappe: Kwaheri Askari/Auf Wiedersehen Askari

      Munich: Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn,, 1918. Zehn Steinzeichnungen von Walter von Ruckteschell, Dachau bei München, mit einem Vorwort von General von Lettow-Vorbeck. Folio (482 × 385 mm). Grey light card wraps containing 10 lithographs from Ruckteschell's drawings. Title page/contents leaf; foreword in facsimile holograph; and 10 Lithographs. A little rubbed, some separation at head and tail of spine of the wraps, light soiling of the title page, light toning overall, very good. First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, a single copy, at the Boston Atheneum, on OCLC. Dedicated "in gratitude to the memory of our black colleagues in German East Africa, 1914-1918", this portfolio contains a series of superbly sensitive but unsentimental portraits of African troops, auxiliaries, and their wives; "Seven of the portraits present here were published in Lettow-Vorbeck's Meine Errinerungen aus Ostafrika which identifies Hamiss and Hassan Eilal Mohamed as Askaris, Mustapha as 'signalschüler', and Manangoma as a bearer … the reproduction here is far superior and allows the quality of the drawings to stand out" (Winterton). Ruckteschell travelled out to German East in 1913 having been commissioned to design the interior of a new liner based on themes from the colony, but with the outbreak of the war he joined the Schutztruppe, becoming von Lettow-Vorbeck's aide-de-camp, and serving for the duration. Ruckteschell's efforts to ensure the commemoration of the African contribution to the campaign were considerable, as well as being the illustrator, he was Lettow-Vorbeck's "ghost-writer" on Heia Safari!; and he designed the huge "neotraditionalist expressionist" terracotta reliefs which formed the Schutztruppenehrenmal [Cenotaph of the Colonial Army] installed in 1939 at the opening of Lettow-Vorbeck Barracks in Hamburg, and now form the centrepiece of the controversially "revisionist" Tanzania Park (see Steinmetz, "A Monument under Lock and Key: Seeking Germany's Colonial Lieux de Mémoire", in The Germanic Review, 84, 3, 2009). A more remarkable - and almost serendipitous - legacy still, was his influence upon the visual style of the Harlem Renaissance through Alain Locke's anthology The New Negro, as revealed by Prof. Peter Schneck ("The New Negro from Germany", in American Art, 22, 3, 2008, see also his "Tuesday Night Talk" at the Pacific School of Religion, "Brown Madonnas, Red Mothers, and the 'New Negro' from Germany" ). An attractive and highly desirable piece.

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        Manuscript - WWI American Red Cross - Racism Letter Against African American Nurse

      Honolulu, 1918. Frances Reed Elliot (1892-1965) was the first African American accepted into the American Red Cross Nursing Service, on July 2, 1918, only 16 weeks before this condescending letter. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her mother was a plantation heiress and her father an African American farm worker. When she was only five, her mother died. Shortly thereafter, her father left the area. As a result she was orphaned, and spent her early life in foster homes. After graduating from Knoxville College, she taught history for a few short years, then decided to pursue a career in nursing. She entered a nursing program at Knoxville College, but health issues forced her to withdraw. She later entered the Freedmen's Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1913. Her first job was as a private-duty nurse. Later, she worked at Provident Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed additional courses at Columbia University. She applied to work for James Gavin Field Jr., formerly a surgeon in the U.S. Navy medical corps, and at the time having his own practice in Denver. She was denied this opportunity. Initially refused for American Red Cross service as well, on the basis of race, after writing a letter directly to corporate headquarters, Elliot finally succeeded in joining the organization in 1918. She wore Red Cross nursing pin 1-A, with the A signifying that its holder was African American. Freedmen's Hospital served the black community in the District of Columbia for more than a century, having been established in 1862 to cater for the medical needs of the thousands of African Americans who came to Washington, DC, during the Civil War, seeking their freedom. The first hospital of its kind to provide medical treatment for former slaves, it later became the major hospital for the area's African-American community. Since the Civil War, 30,000 African-American teachers had been trained and put to work in the South. The majority of blacks had become literate. However, while they persevered against long-standing racial prejudices to experience the equality and freedom touted by the American Constitution, they were continuously faced with oppression, lynching, random attacks, and continued segregation. In 1904 Orlando, Florida hires its first black postman. In 1908 Alpha Kappa Alpha - At Howard University, African-American college women found the first college sorority for African-American women. In 1910 The NAACP begins publishing 'The Crisis,' the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, designed "to set forth those facts and arguments which show the danger of race prejudice, particularly as manifested today toward colored people." In 1914 Newly elected president Woodrow Wilson orders physical re-segregation of federal workplaces and employment after nearly 50 years of integrated facilities. In 1916 Los Angeles hires the country's first black female police officer. Also in this year, The Great Migration begins and lasts until 1940. Approximately one and a half million African-Americans move from the Southern United States to the North and Midwest. The East St. Louis Riot took place in May-June 1917, and on August 23rd the Houston Riot. In 1918 Orlando's first black doctor opens practice. And, Miss Frances Reed Elliot became the first African American accepted into the American Red Cross Nursing Service. This highly tumultuous era continued for some time, and heightened activity of the most notorious Ku Klux Klan era lasted until 1924. The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) was formed in 1882. Its primary function was to gather information on foreign navies with the goal of modernizing the American navy. But during World War I and the years after, the ONI also entered into the world of domestic security, a role solidified by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939.. Very Good.

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        J'ai Tue

      1918. LÉGER, Fernand. J'ai Tué. By Blaise Cendrars. [18] ff. Illustrated with 5 original woodcuts coloured by stencil in red and blue by Léger. Square 8vo., 183 x 175 mm, bound in original illustrated wrappers with glassine cover, in a linen covered chemise and slipcase. Paris: La Belle Edition, 8 Novembre 1918. Léger's first illustrated book, published one year before his celebrated La Fin du Monde, whose text was also written by Cendrars. The use of red ink for the text and blue ink for three of the cubist illustrations make for a visually striking illustrated book. This copy was inscribed by Cendrars to Paul Lombard, editor of the Surrealist magazine La Rue, inscription dated December 1918, and subsequently inscribed again by Cendrars to Jacques Lecat, dated 7 July 1951. Copy number 124 of 300 on forme paper, of a total edition of 353 printed by François Bernouard. Andel, Avant-Garde Page Design, p. 96 and figs. 94-95. Stein, Cubist Prints/Cubist Books 62.

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        Tableaux, Pastels & Dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard 1918 - Two Volumes. Very rare copy, almost unique, because the book was destroied before the publication. Bound in red leather with the original soft cover and spine well preserved. The books contain two etchings: Etude pour une Baigneuse with stamped signature (Stella 16) and Femme nue couchee (Tournee a droite) (Deltail 13). 700 reproductions. Printed in beau papier teinte'. Condition: Spine, in both volumes, worn with discolorations and stains. Inside Volumes 1 in very good condition, Volumes II with stains, the two etchings also have scattered stains. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nostromo

      J.M Dent & Sons Ltd., 1918, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 2nd EditionThe boards are rubbed and worn.previous owner's signature.foxing to end papers.a few pages mildly edgeworn.soundly bound.[J.K] Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 89ad.

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        "Arab Types". Album of Arabian portrait photographs.

      Syria, c. 1918.. 8vo. 15 black and white photographs captioned in white, plus one repeat in a smaller print. Original board album, acquired from "M. Arthur, Beyrouth". Paper label to upper cover: "Arab Types. Syria".. Small but fascinating collection of portrait photographs showing Arabian nobles as well as commoners, all captioned and the subject often identified by name and tribe. The photos, many of which are executed as highly expressive profile studies, were taken and assembled by Lt. Col. Walter Francis Stirling (1880-1958), Chief of Staff to T. E. Lawrence. While the present photographs were taken during his time with Lawrence, whom Stirling revered, it is not his British comrades but rather the striking features of the sheikhs and bedouins on which this collection is focused. Among the images are "Sheik Gawaileh of Nejd, one of Lawrence's Bodyguard", and "Sheikh Hamondi, Friend of Lawrence"; others are more ominously identified as "Yezidi Shepherd, Devil worshipper" or "Bad type of Hadadiyim Tribesman". Of many noble tribesmen here depicted, such as Fauraz ibn Sha'laan, Emir of the Ruwalla, or Sheikh Daham al-Hadi, Paramount Sheikh of the Shammar tribe, these probably constitute the only photographic record. - Sterling was trained at Sandhurst and served in the Transvaal operation during the Boer War before being seconded to the Egyptian Army in 1906. He spent five years patrolling with an Arab battalion on the Eritrean and Abyssinian borders. Throughout WWI he served at Gallipoli and the Palastinian campaign until he was appointed chief staff officer to Lawrence of Arabia, who called him "Stirling the imperturbable". In 1937, Stirling would reflect on his famous wartime comrade: "From then [early 1918] throughout the final phase of the Arab revolt on till the capture of Damascus, I worked, travelled, and fought alongside Lawrence [...] We sensed that we were serving with a man immeasurably our superior [...] In my considered opinion, Lawrence was the greatest genius whom England has produced in the last two centuries [...] If ever a genius, a scholar, an artist, and an imp of Shaitan were rolled into one personality, it was Lawrence." In 1919 Stirling became advisor to Emir Feisal and Deputy Political Officer in Cairo, then acting governor of Sinai and Governor of the Jaffa district in Palestine before moving to Albania in 1923 to take up a position advising and assisting in the reorganisation of the Albanian Ministry of the Interior.

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        Magic Pudding The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1918. First edition. Original illustrated beige paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine, lettering and vignette on cover in brown and bold gilt lettered spine. In Original brown thicker paper DUST WRAPPER with superb color pictorial insert on cover, lettering in dark brown on cover and spine, with small vignette on rear wrapper. Decorated green endpapers. First Edition, First Issue with patterned endpapers and gilt spine. Color pictorial insert on cover of wrapper, color illustrated title-page and superb line drawings throughout, some whole page, by Norman Lindsay. One of the most beloved and now most scarce of any early 20th Century illustrated children's book, with highly precocious and interpretive compositions featuring a koala bear, a penguin and a sailor on a wild journey involving a mysterious magic cake. A wonderful copy with gilt on spine as new, hinges in tact, and all of wrapper present and integral (with caveats noted below). Rarely seen thus. Owned by the editor of the "Argus," Australia's largest daily newpaper of the day, and inscribed the half-title: "Dr. E. Cunningham/ The Editor 'Fintona'/ Balioya Rd/ Balwyn/ The Argus." Corners of book slightly bumped, title-page with some rubbing but not illustration. Dust wrapper with a few tears along margins of edges, one longitudinal paper tape mending along inside back seam of spine, but unobstrusive. Housed in a superb folding beige cloth case with red morocco label stamped in gold. A rare and seldom seen offering.

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