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        Capitalst [sic] America, Socalist [sic] Russia

      N.p, n.d. [St. Petersburg: 1918-1919?]. Bolshevik propaganda leaflet addressed to American and British occupying forces during the Russian Revolution. The text encourages soldiers to stand in class solidarity with their Soviet comrades and to reject "the tyranny of your Tzars Morgan, Rothchild and Rockefeller." Soldiers are advised to break military discipline and switch sides in the conflict: "You can break away. We know that you can for we did. You are powerful enough and numerous enough to arrest the officers or do with them what you please. Or you can come over to us. We are not enemies, but workingmen like yourselves, and have nothing against you. Comrades! Refuse to be the murderers of your own class." & & American troops, under the banner of the Ameican North Russian Expeditionary Force (ANREF, aka "The Polar Bear Expedition") joined the Allied Intervention in Russia in April of 1918, fighting alongside badly outnumbered White Army (anti-Bolshevik) forces for about a year before withdrawing. In the interval, propaganda leaflets like this one seem to have accomplished their task -- morale among American troops was famously low throughout the expedition, and mass insubordination and even outright mutiny became regular occurrences towards the end of the campaign (though no instances of outright rebellion and desertion, as urged in this publication, are recorded). & & OCLC records three locations for the current pamphlet (or one much like it), with only one location in North America (Hoover Institution). The OCLC record, presumably based upon the Hoover Institution catalog, provides a date of 1922, which is almost certainly wrong - no U.S. or British troops remained on Soviet soil in 1922; the only plausible years of publication are 1918 or 1919. An exceptionally rare revolutionary-era document, and an extraordinary survival. 12mo (17cm). Leaflet; printed self-wrappers; 16pp. Printed in black ink on brown newsprint. Folded sheets, not stapled at bulked edge. Fragile, but complete, with small losses at margins, away from text; partially split at spine-fold; printing faint in spots; Good.

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        A History Of Italian Furniture From The Fourteenth Century To The Early Nineteenth Centuries

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918-1919. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth lettered in gilt. Teg. Very good. 2 vols/No Dust Jacket. 354, 415 pages. 39 x 28.5 cm. Limited edition, one of 500. A total of 865 text figures, photographic plates, a good number are full-paged. List of Subscribers Vol. II. Tipped-in Errata slip Vol. I. CHAMBERLAIN 1716. "A standard well-illustrated work. A list of plates at the beginning of each volume...." Interior contents, plates and text clean and fresh. slight rubbing to backstrip extremities.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The North West Company

      Berkeley, California: University of California Press 1918, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xi,349pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth with 5 folding maps (including frontispiece) from facsimiles with facsimile notes on verso of Map 4. Mylar cover. Decorative bookplate on front free endpaper. Peel 3 - 4384. Ph.D thesis in History at University of California, Berkeley, May 1916, of the North West Company by historian Charles Gordon Davidson (1884-1922). A standard work. Series: Univ. of California Pub. in HistoryVII..

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        "Stilleben mit Paprika".

      1918. Farbholzschnitt, auf Japan-Bütten, signiert, datiert und betitelt. Darstellungsgröße 21,5:21,6 cm, Blattgröße 30,5:27,4 cm. Prachtvoller Abdruck! Kleiner Enriß im breiten oberen Rand sauber restauriert.. Philipp war Meisterschüler von G. Kuehl (1850-1915) und R. Müller (1874-1930) an der Dresdener Akademie. Studienaufenthalte verbrachte er in Paris, Italien und in der Schweiz. Er war als Maler und Graphiker tätig.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Tailor of Gloucester

      Published by Frederick Warne [1918], London and New York - , 84 pages with 26 colour illustrated plates plus a frontispiece, very scarce in dustwrapper Reprint , Book slightly rubbed, in very good condition , Glassine dustwrapper with text on rear and flaps, has some small tears and a chip at the bottom, around spine ends and corners, a small piece is torn from lower rear and loosely inserted in the protective wrap, in good condition , black cloth with colour illustration and silver gilt text 14 x 11 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Edvard Munch.

      Bruno Cassirer,, Berlin, 1918 - 3. und 4. Tausend. Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1918. Kl.-4°. 4 Bl., 191 S. Mit einer Original-Radierung als Frontispiz, einigen Textabb. u. 78 ganzseit. s/w. Abb. OLn. Erstausgabe. - Frontispiz mit der Originalradierung Munchs "Bildnisstudie (Porträt)". - (Einband fleckig und berieben. Bindung gebrochen, erste 4 Bl. lose. Einige Abb. mit kurzen Bleistiftnotizen). Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tanglewood Tales

      1918. One of 500 Copies Signed by DulacDULAC, Edmund, illustrator. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d., 1918].Edition de Luxe. Limited to 500 copies, numbered and signed by the artist (this copy being No. 170). Large quarto (11 1/8 x 8 7/8 inches; 283 x 224 mm.). [11], [1, blank], 244, [1], [3, blank] pp. Title printed in pale green on vellum paper. Fourteen color plates mounted on vellum paper stamped in blind to create a border around the plates and with captions printed in pale green.Publishers half vellum over blue cloth boards. Spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt. White endpapers printed all over in pale green with a Dulac design of centaur archers and eye-like symbols. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Light foxing to first and last few leaves, particularly the half-title. Bookplate on front paste-down. Minor soiling to vellum, still an excellent copy.The tales include: The Minotaur; The Pygmies; The Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; The Pomegranate Seeds and The Golden Fleece.“In December 1916 Dulac drew the first of the illustrations for what was to be his last Gift Book for Hodder and Stoughton, Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales. It showed Europa and the Bull, the splendid cream-coloured animal covered with flowers, breasting his way into a Japanese-woodcut sea with Europa swooning on his back. Because of paper restrictions the book was not published until 1918, but even though the preparation of the illustrations was spread over eighteen months Dulac maintained stylistic continuity throughout the series” (White, p. 88). Clark A22.28. White, p. 201. Hughey 51.

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        Recherches sur les characteres des grandes espèces de Rhinocéros fossiles. Montpellier, Jean Martel ainé, 1834. 4to. With a large folding lithographed plate with 28 figures. Contemporary marbled wrappers.

      Engelmann, p. 613; WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Junk, Cat. Vertebrata (1918) 12487 (related 1835 publication); not in BMC NH; Cole Lib.; Nissen; Wood; for Christol: DSB III, p. 264. First (and only separately published) edition of a very rare work on the palaeontology of the Rhinoceros, with a large folding lithograph after drawings by the author. Christol (1802-1861) took an early interest in palaeontology and collected fossils. In 1829 he dared to challenge Cuvier's then still largely dominant views of human origins. The title-page notes that he was already a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences and several other scientific societies at the time of publication, though the present publication is apparently his rather late doctoral thesis (see DSB). Presentation copy with inscription "Donné par Monsieur le Christol" 18 December 1838 on back of title-page. The wrapper is slightly tattered. In very good condition and untrimmed, with many bolts unopened.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        München, Hans von Weber (1918). 4to. 101 S. Mit Urholzschnitten v. Bruno Goldschmitt. Violetter Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. dezenter Deckelvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert O. Dorfner, Weimar).

      . . 10. Dreiangeldruck, eines von ca. 500 Exemplaren in einem Meistereinband von Otto Dorfner. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 417.

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        The Marionette to-night at 12-30

      Florence: , 1918. [together with] The Three Men of Gotham. Twelve issues, duodecimo. Original wrappers of different colours. Some light rubbing and fading (wrappers of one issue split at the fold ), but all generally bright and in very good condition. Housed in a brown cloth folding case. First editions, all published. In 1915 Craig, for the amusement of his two children Teddy and Nelly, started to write some puppet plays. He described the development of the project himself, "Before long, characters resembling Bellingham, D. H. Lawrence, Magnus, KKK and various members of Florentine society and Roman aristocracy were gradually worked into a giant pattern where they rubbed shoulders with gods and goddesses from Green & Roman mythology". In 1918, Craig reunited his family in Florence and began to work with all of them on what became The Marionette To-Night, a periodical "performance" (Craig) more than a magazine, published by Craig under the pseudonym "Tom Fool". As well as the creative narrative, Craig included much miscellaneous material on the history and practice of puppetry. The Marionette To-Night at 12-30 is rarely found complete and in original wrappers.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original Woodcuts by Various Artists.

      London: Omega Workshops Ltd., 1918 - Octavo. Original hand printed, pink patterned paper boards. Margins browned and a light and inconsequential tide mark at the top edge of most pages, some very small scuffing at the spine endemic to this book, general toning and light rubbing to the edges but an exceptional copy of a notoriously vulnerable publication. Printed by Richard Madley. First and only edition. One of just 75 numbered copies and exceptionally scarce on the market. The present example is in the rare pink patterned paper described by Greenwood (Omega Cuts, The Wood Lea Press, 1998) as having "characteristic of Vanessa Bell's style at this time, but there s no evidence that she cut it." There is an intriguing ownership signature to the front paste down "D. S. Maw". Although we have been unable to identify the owner it is perhaps worth mentioning that one of the principal ceramic manufacturers used by Omega was Maw and Co.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Karlsreis.

      . Darmstadt, Die Dachstube 1918, gr.8°, illustr.Or.-Br.27 S., 7 (6 ganzs.) Or.-Lithos (1 a.VUmschl.) v.Josef Eberz.1.Ausg.(Die kleine Republik 3).Hamm B.1; Raabe 60,7; ders., Ztschr.156,3; Rodenberg I,62.Handpressendruck v.Joseph Würth in 250 num.Expl., 1.Textseite u.1 Graphik v.Verf.bzw.Künstler signiert.1 v.100 Expl.der Vorzugsausgabe a.Bütten.VUmschlag gering fleckig u.etwas eingerissen, Umschlaginnenklappen jeweils m.schwacher Leimspur, Schnitt minimal stockig..

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        World War One Officer's Scrapbook 1918-1919

      South Carolina and France, 1918. Scrapbook. Very Good. Scrapbook. An exceptionally comprehensive scrapbook documenting the service of Captain Lynd Sullivan. Approximately 8" x 10". 400+ pages filled with about 250 photos, documents, official letters and orders, postcards, ration cards, handwritten and typewritten notes, train tickets, receipts, inventory lists, reports and more. The documents bear a variety of U.S. and French handstamps. Binding is holding, although the spine has perished. Contents are generally in very good shape with folds; many have edge wear. Sullivan served as a quartermaster officer assigned the Service of Supply, including a stint as a member of the Headquarters Intelligence Staff. The scrapbook begins with his commissioning and ends with his appointment to a National Guard promotion board in 1922. Highlights include 1) an intelligence report for region surrounding Clermont-Ferrand that discusses a "well known suspect," a female spy who roamed the area with no surveillance by the French as well as an impossible to control flood of "fast women many of whom were addicted to and were sellers of cocaine . . . [and were attracted to American soldiers] like bees after honey," 2) a report Sullivan's arrest of an imposter posing as a member of the Escadrille Lafayette, 3) a report of the arrest (based on information provided by Sullivan) of two soldiers who had impersonated officers in an attempt to rob an Army mail train. 4) a 1918 Christmas card from the G-2 (Intelligence) section of the A.E.F., 5) two photos of a crashed allied bi-plane, and 6) General Orders No. 38-A, General Pershing's thank-you commendation to the soldiers of the A.E.F.

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        Tell it to Pershing

      Hartford: "Issued by the Connecticut State Council of Defense, Calhoun Show Print". [1918]. "Pictorial wood- and metal-typeprinted poster (approx. 70 x 108 cm.) printed in red and black; adorned with large woodcut portrait of General John J. Pershing; a few clean tears from previous folds, shallow chips and tears along edges not affecting text or illustration; a very good, bright example. & & American propaganda poster reads ""the Kaiser's catspaw, Baron Burian of Austria, makes a mealy-mouthed plea for a 'non-binding' peace conference. What is the Hun's notion of a 'binding' conference? Ask Belgium. / [Printed in red] OUR NEGOTIATORS ARE AT THE GATES OF METZ...NO CONFERENCES WITH CRIMINALS."" Additionally printed in double columns are America's 14 conditions of Peace, from President Wilson's address to Congress on January 8th, 1918; and America's reply to Austria-Hungary, a note written by Wilson on September 17th, 1918.& & Most likely published immediately after the rejected peace proposals made by Austria and Germany on September 14th and 15th, the latter offered to Belgium exclusively. Not in OCLC as of July, 2014."

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        Geist der Utopie

      Munich: Duncker & Humblot, 1918. Octavo, uncut and largely unopened; a superb copy in lightly worn paper wrappers, gilt decorations to front cover, preserved in morocco-backed cloth box. Important thesis on utopian literature. First edition of Bloch's first book, and rare. Bloch's treatise on the utopian spirit is the foundation work of his long career investigating utopia: Manuel called him 'the most famous contemporary commentator on the utopian propensity.' Geist der Utopie sketches out Bloch's belief in the overcoming of alienation through utopia, particularly through his formulation of the 'Not-Yet-Conscious.' Moreover, it presents a vigorous call to move past Romantic Sehnsucht (regret at the impossibility of rationality) and to build impossibly towards the horizon: 'Nun haben wir zu beginnen.' Although for some time relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, the 1995 publication of The Principle of Hope by MIT heralded a renewed interest in Bloch, and saw him assume an intellectual position alongside his better known friends and colleagues Walter Benjamin and George Lukacs. Geist der Utopie has finally been released in English translation by Stanford University Press. Bloch (1885-1977) was one of the great Marxist philosophers of the twentieth century. Exiled to the United States in 1933, he returned to Leipzig in 1948 to become professor of philosophy. Although the publication of the early volumes of his major work, Das Princip Hoffnung, was greeted with enthusiasm, the reception of the third and final volume was negative, indeed, it was deemed to be suspect and un-marxist. By 1961 his position had deteriorated to such a point that he was once more forced to flee, this time becoming professor at Tübingen in then West Germany.

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        Love's Way

      THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY, NEW YORK 1918 - Light wear to dust jacket. Mylar cover. Gilt lettering and design to front cover and spine. Black and white frontispiece. Previous owners inscription on front paste down page. Light browning to edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1918 EDITION: SECOND PRINTIN 309 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Sterling (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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus with Applications

      D. Van Nostrand - 1918. 8th ed. 250pp. Original cloth. Cover is slightly worn and stained. Binding is loose. Hinges split. Some foxing. Notes in pencil throughout. . . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland .

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore]
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        Caprichos von Goya. 83 getreue Nachbildungen in Lichtdruck.

      Hugo Schmidt, München 1918 - 4to. (ca. 30,5 x 21 cm). Schwarzer Ganzlederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Ornament-Blindprägung auf den Deckeln, Kopfgoldschnitt, 6 Bll., 83 Tafeln, 1 Bl. Herausgegeben von Valerian von Loga. Erste Ausgabe. 1922 erschien eine weitere in Kupfertiefdruck. Exemplar Nr. 66 einer einmaligen Auflage von 500. Entwurf des Vorsatzpapiers und der Einbandzeichnung Th. Schultze-Jasmer, Einband Julius Hager. Druck der F. Bruckmann A.-G. in München. Die Lichtdrucke auf starkem Büttenpapier mit "Seidenhemdchen", an zwei Seiten unbeschnitten. - Die Außengelenke etwas beschabt, Ecken und Kanten nur wenig. Rücken durch Lichteinwirkung leicht aufgehellt, aber nur an den Kapitalen und Bünden leicht berieben. Innen sehr sauber, nur eine Tafel (39) mit Quetschfalte und blassen (Finger-)Flecken am unteren Blattrand (Druck nicht betroffen). Die Seidenhemdchen ohne Flecken, einige mit Knickspuren. Ein Stempel auf dem Fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso und eine Eintragung auf dem Titel wurden "rasiert" (jeweils am oberen Rand). Das letzte Blatt rückseitig teilweise gebräunt. Insgesamt ein schönes Exemplar mit nur leichten Mängeln. 1700 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        [Original silver print photograph by Angus McBean]

      . Thebom, Blanche (1918- 2010). [Original silver print photograph by Angus McBean]. 1950. Extremely large (20 x 15 3/4" [image]; 23 11/16 x 17 5/16" [mat]). Signed by McBean on mat. Image in perfect condition, mat with several small closed tears to margin, lower right corner chipped. Reference: Wilson, Frederic Woodbridge, The Theatrical World of Angus McBean, (2008). Thebom was the first American female opera singer to perform in Russia. With a beautiful mezzo soprano voice, and equally beautiful hair that extended six feet in length, she had a long and successful career as a soloist that began when Giuseppe Boghetti (Marian Andersonís teacher) discovered her singing aboard a cruise ship with her parents in 1938. Thebom performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in over 350 performances. Photograph by Angus McBean (1950). Pictured in the new biography of McBean (p.103): "After a series of conventional poses, the singer suggested that [McBean] might photograph her with her own hair, which reached the floor when let down. McBean contrived this pose, which required that the singer lie down on a bed of sand. He tore a sheet of wrapping paper to fit the contours of her hair in order to protect it from the grit."

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        Corona II. Original-Lithographie.

      1918.. Bildgrösse: 65x54 cm. Unten rechts sgineirt und datiert. In Glasrahmen 94x74 cm.. Wingler-Welz 127.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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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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        Journal for the use of midshipmen. Mr. V.I.H. Mylius . H.M.S. s Vindictive[,] King George V [and] Emperor of India from Sept 14th/22 to [27 March 1923]. [On board, 1922-1923]. Folio (33.5×22 cm). Legible manuscript on lined paper, with letterpress running heads. With a letterpress title-page, with the details of the voyage in manuscript, 6 photographs, 13 manuscript maps and charts, 14 plans, 2 views (1 watercoloured), a watercolour of the buoyage system used in the U.K. and 1 folding table showing insignia, all illustrations signed by Mylius. The maps are often water coloured in grey and black tints, with some details in red and most of the plans are at least partly hand-coloured. Contemporary half beige canvas.

      Richly illustrated manuscript ship's log of three British battleships in the Royal Navy, the HMS Vindictive, HMS King George V and HMS Emperor of India. The log opens in Portsmouth, England, where they depart for Constantinople, by way of Gibraltar and Malta. They stay in the waters around Turkey and Greece in the wake of the Turkish War of Independence, when, from 1918 to 1923, Constantinople was occupied by British, French and Italian forces.The log was kept by Victor I.H. Mylius, probably an engineer, given his detailed technical plans of various parts of the ships, including the weaponry. The maps and charts by his hand, depicting various parts of Greece and Turkey, are also very detailed and occasionally give tactical battle information.On six of the first pages the handwriting is traced in another hand, the text and illustrations are otherwise in very good condition. Binding somewhat soiled and both the spine-label and notice on the front board mutilated.

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        Amorum Libri Tres

      Marees Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. Verlag, 1918. First Limited Edition Thus. Full Pigskin (Full Leather), with custom slipcase. Near Fine. No. 162 of 200, with one of 150 on hand-made paper of Wiggins, Teape & Co. 240 copies in all were made, including unnumbered copies (212 were numbered in one of two ways). 4to. (27 by 20 cm.) 282, [5] pp. The outstanding aspects of this edition and copy in which Ovid's verse is rendered in both Latin and German translation are magnificent decorative pigskin binding, the flowing type, and the elegant page decoration, which includes a huge variety of cameo images. These images are never repeated exactly, it should also be noted. Resulting is a book of extraordinary beauty, both exterior and interior-wise. Aesthetically the book production is true to the classical in its lines and sensibility while being securely of its own time when a sinuous Art Nouveau or Jugendstil was ripening into a modernist economy, or Art Deco. There are sensuous Rococo details, such as the gilt lines etched into the spine, while one can not but be impressed with the lack of clutter on each and every page! While the type is not a plain Roman or the like, the gentle curvature of the cursive invites and soothes the eye, and every word should be crisply clear to the modern reader. Light soiling and darkening on the spine. Clean and tight within. The slipcase has some wear.

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        Original signed photographic portrait;

      [Eton: , 1918-21]. presented together with signed photographic portraits of Orwell's Eton set, including: Cyril Connolly, Godfrey Meynell, Denys King-Farlow, Denis Dannreuther, James Gibson, Ralph M. Cazalet, Roger Mynors, Bobbie Longden, Maurice Whittome, and an unidentified "Peter" and "Ronnie". Large sheet of thick sugar paper, recto with 12 mounted monochrome photographic portraits, each signed and (but for one) dated between 1918 and 1921, verso with 22 photographic prints, a collage of Godfrey Meynell childhood and family photographs. Paper mount a little creased and frayed, two closed tears to right edge, one or two photos trimmed effecting the signatures (not the Orwell). Excellent. An exceptionally rare signed photograph of George Orwell (signed "Eric A. Blair, '21"), presented as one of 12 signed photographs of his Eton College friends, collectively making up one side of a two-sided photo-collage assembled by (?the family of) Godfrey Maynall MC VC (1904-35), one of the twelve. The boys are: James Arthur Walker Gibson (later Lincoln's Inn barrister), Denis Sigmund Dannreuther (Captain of School, later Baliol Scholar, Fellow of All Souls, and barrister engaged in drafting Parliamentary legislation), Ralph Mirrielees Cazalet (later Kings College, then to Egypt for Shell Oil), Robert Paton Longden (later Oxford classicist and Master of Wellington), Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors (later Oxford Professor of Latin), Godfrey Meynell (more of him below), Maurice Gordon Whittome (later Corpus Cambridge, barrister, and Sir), Hugh St. Denys King-Farlowe (editor of The Chronicle, the wit of the year, and the prettiest of the bunch), Cyril Connolly himself (author of Enemies of Promise, 1938, the canonical chronicle of the post-War generation at Eton), Eric Arthur Blair (a.k.a. "George Orwell"), and an unidentified "Ronnie" and "Peter". All these (with the exception of Connolly, Meynell and the unidentified two) are Eton scholars from the "Election" of 1916. Connolly and Meynell were scholars from the 1917 Election, the year below, though evidently friends with their seniors. The signatures are dated between 1918 and 1921 (which was the final year of the 1916 Election). Gibson, Dannreuther, Cazalet, Longden, and Mynors are remembered by Cyril Connoly as "the Caucus", the "moral leaders" of the year, "scholar-athletes" with grand reputations who were notable for attempting to renovate the illiberal mores of Eton College in the wake of World War I. The existence of this collection of more-or-less uniform signed photographic portraits of these Eton contemporaries is explained by knowledge of an Eton tradition: boys would have their portrait taken (there was a local portrait photographer advertised in the Eton magazine), sign them, and gift them to their close friends. The tradition may seem somewhat perculiar now, even a little amorous (as sometimes of course it was), but it was at the time so common as to have been called a "fashion" by Connolly, who makes amusing mention of the practice in Enemies of Promise: "It was the fashion to have photographs of friends signed and put on the mantelpiece. I had sent Nigel mine. He refused to give me his. I took one, and he said I had stolen it. I collected photos after that like an old hostess collecting celebrities. I cultivated anyone who was a rarity, or who had not been taken, persuading them to get done for me, and rushing off with the scalp." This photo-collage derives from the family of Godfrey Meynell, and as such Meynell can be understood to have been friendly with (or at least admired, and at most loved) each of the boys here presented, Orwell included. Eric Blair (who adopted the pen-name George Orwell in the early 1930s), though certainly far from working-class and not even really milddle-class, was not ostensibly "one of" the usual Eton sort. His parents had little money, and he had to win scholaships to get himself through public school. His own pronounced sense of isolation and difference (and the potent observational perspective thus afforded) typifies a significant portion of Orwell's character as a writer. He notably had a horrible time at his prep-school St Cyprians (as related in his sardonically-titled "Such, Such Were the Joys", though he did first meet Cyril Connolly there), but flourished at Eton under the radical umbrage of the "Caucus", given an arena to cut his political teeth in the marginally more open post-War environment, as a writer for the school magazine and a leading voice in the College Debating Society. He presented himself as a vociferous socialist waging a one-man war from within the bastion of upper-class privilege, and his photograph here sees him deliberately distinguishing himself in a tweed jacket and tie (the others are all wearing the Eton uniform of tailcoat and white bow-tie). Though Orwell did not maintain any significant contact with his Eton friends after leaving the College, this collection of photographs nonetheless serves as a reminder of the small but select group of friends that Eric Blair did have, and a reminder too that Blair was not perhaps such a radical loner as he may have preferred others to remember. Many of Connolly's "Caucus" were, at least in Eton terms, as politically radical as Blair. For example, it was Dannreuther, as Captain of School, who opposed the ancient ethos of corporal punishment, was praised by Connolly for his "fearless intellectual justice", and who claimed in his 1922 "Retrospective" to have "substituted a more harmonious system of government for the old methods of repression and spite". There is some poignancy to be felt in considering that the central "Caucus" ethos of radically attempting to revise Eton's heritage of systematic militarism (notably opposing the Officer Training Corps, a traditionally entrenched institution of the College), did nothing to avert Godfrey Meynell (whose album this was) from following automatically in the footsteps of his army-officer father. On leaving school, Meynell went to Sandhurst, joined the army, volunteered into British India, and in 1935 died heroically in the Kyber Pass on the North-West Frontier, commanding a tiny scout troup of about 30 men, defending two Lewis guns against the advance of an overwhelmingly larger enemy force. The encounter was reportedly Thermopulaean in the proportion of casualties on either side, and according to regimental records Meynell died in hand-to-hand fighting, even attempting to defend his dead comrades from mutliation (the custom of the Mohmand tribesmen) before succumbing to his mortal wounds. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. Meynell was buried in Mardan, in modern Pakistan. As such this photo collage may well have been put together by his family as a substitute grave, a commemorative shrine to their dead son celebrating on the one side his (rather sullen-seeming) childhood, and on the other his glory days at Eton, a friend of the famous "Caucus" scholars of the upper year, and also of Blair and Connolly, who by the time of Meynall's death had both just published their first novels. An excellent piece, the signed photograph of Orwell being unique in our experience (and exceptionally appealing thus early), evoking in a highly revealing way Orwell's pre-"Orwell" origins.

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        Salome.

      1918. Aquarellierte und Goldbronze gehöhte Lithographie, 1918, auf feinem Japan, monogrammiert. 20,2:14,5 cm. Eins von 5 - 6 Exemplaren, die unterschiedlich aquarelliert sind.. 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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        Large Document Signed on Vellum

      Washington, 1918. unbound. 1 page, 20 x 16 inches, Washington, July 12, 1918 -- a partly printed World War I military appointment, appointing William Crozier to the rank of Major General of the line, countersigned by Newton D. Baker as Secretary of War. This document has never been folded and maintains its original luster with the Presidential seal still attached. All signatures are dark and bold. William Crozier (1855 - 1942) was a highly respected American Army officer, having fought in the Indian campaigns, inventor of the Buffington-Crozier gun carriage, and a delegate to the International Peace Conference at the Hague. During World War I, he was a member of the Supreme War Council working closely with his opposite number in the British Government, Winston S. Churchill. This document would prove to be Crozier's last and most important military appointment. Near fine condition.

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        A MONOGRAPH OF THE PHEASANTS 4 VOLUMES

      Published by Witherby & Co., 1918. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Thorburn, Archibald & Gronvold, Henrik & Lodge, G.E.. Very good condition with no wrapper. Four volumes, very large format, 16 x 12 inches. Burgundy cloth, gilt titles. 90 guarded and captioned stunning coloured plates, 88 photogravures and 20 distribution maps. Top edges gilt. All plates present. Slight foxing to prelims and small amount of damp staining to page margins of Vol I, not affecting text. Spines and covers slightly bumped and rubbed with a few slight marks to Vols I and II. Small bubble to front cover cloth of Vol III. Contents generally fine. A very nice set of this rare work. [S]

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        Sammlung von 72 Original-Fotografien aus der Zeit der französischen Kolonialherrschaft in Nigeria und Tschad.

      1918-1919.. Je ca. 15,5 x 20,5 cm, mit kleiner Archivnummer, rückseitig von Hand in französischer Sprache bezeichnet.. Seltene ethnologische Aufnahmen zumeist aus Nigeria, Niger und Tschad: Dikoua (Dikoa, Dikwa), Kousseri, Fort Lamy (heute N'djamena), Kano, Kmaiduguri, atsina, Zinder, Nassoura, Dambam. Sie zeigen die Einheimischen bei der Arbeit, Landwirtschaft, Märkte, Großtierschlachtung, Erdnusshandel, Kamel-Karavanen, Lastrinder und Schlachtvieh, Ziegelei, Färberei, zum Transport verpacktes Rindfleisch und Rinderhäute, auch Transportfahrzeuge und den Bahnhof von Kano. Außerdem das Eingangstor zur Residenz des Sultans von Bournou und den Sultan beim Treffen mit den englischen Kolonialherren, große Versammlungen, die Moschee in Kano, eingeborene Frauen mit Lippenteller u.v.a. - Dabei eine Aufnahme des Handelshafens der ehemaligen Hauptstadt Kameruns Douala (Duala) im Deutschen Protektorat aus dem Jahr 1910. - Wenige Fotos mit kleinen Löchern, wenige am Rand gering beschädigt oder fleckig. - Sehr reichhaltige, interessante Sammlung.

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        Hunger Breeds Madness--Woodrow Wilson: America's Food Must Save the World [poster]

      (N.-pl.): United States Food Administration, [ca. 1918-1919]. Poster Poster. Very Good. Roughly 20 by 30.25 inches. Stone lithograph printed by Schmidt Litho in San Francisco. Produced late in the First World War or soon after the armistice, the poster promoted the US Food Administration (USFA), led by Herbert Hoover, which was responsible for feeding most of Europe in the immediate aftermath of the war. The image depicts a European city in the background and a family in the foreground. A woman sits slumped over her dead or dying child, an empty bowl at her feet. The boy's father stands, fist clenched, a torch in the other hand, staring at the city. President Wilson's quote, 'Hunger breeds madness' and the image suggests anarchy if Europe is allowed to starve. Grebs (1877-1964), a native of Germany, was the San Francisco art director for Foster and Kleiser Co., which produced this poster for the USFA. He also taught commercial illustration at the California School of Fine Arts (alongside Maynard Dixon), lectured at Stanford, and later headed his own commercial graphics firm. Mounted on linen. A few small tears have been repaired in the margins. With a few small areas of abrasion where the surface was apparently cleaned, mostly in the printed border.

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        Stunden der Liebe. Freie Kupfer aus dem galanten Zeitalter, radiert von Fritz Janowski, Charlottenburg.

      Ohne weitere Angaben [d.i. Berlin, Alfred Hoennicke, um 1918].. Folge: I. 13 erotische Radierungen inkl. Titelblatt unter Passepartout. 8°-quer. Blattgröße: 22,5 x 15,5 cm. Motivgröße: 10,9 x 7,9 cm. In der Orig. Pappmappe mit montiertem Deckelschild.. Eins von nur 12 Exemplaren, Titel numeriert und jedes Blatt vom Künstler signiert. Sehr rare kleine Folge mit Darstellungen aus dem galanten Zeitalter; sie bezaubert durch die graziöse Rokokostimmung. Gedruckt in Grün/Schwarz. Der Verleger Hoennicke setzte seinen Stolz darein, Musterdrucke in ganz wenigen Stücken zu schaffen. Diese Folge ist so in keiner Bibliographie verzeichnet: Hayn-Got. IX, 301 und Backe, 31 kennen nur eine Folge in 30 Exemplaren und abweichender Illustrationsanzahl sowie Impressumsangaben. Mappe an den Kanten etwas berieben. Passepartouts vereinzelt minimal fingerfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Selten. -------------------------- Janowski, Fritz. Stunden der Liebe. Freie Kupfer aus dem galanten Zeitalter, radiert von Fritz Janowski, Charlottenburg. Folge: I.[Hours of love. Free coppers from the gallant age , etched by Fritz Janowski , Charlottenburg . Episode : I.] No additional information [i.e., Berlin, Alfred Hoennicke , 1918]. 13 erotic etchings including title page. Sheet size : 22,5 x 15,5 cm. Design size: 10,9 x 7,9 cm. In the original cardboard with mounted cover plate. One of only 12 numbered copies, title and each plate signed by the artist. Printed in green / black, under passepartouts. The series in this form is not reported in any bibliography. Hayn - Got . IX and Backe, 301 only know this title in 30 copies and different number of illustrations and imprint information. Edges of the cardboard a bit rubbed. A few passepartouts just slightly fingerstained. Good copy of this rare and charming erotic suite. -------------------------- Traduction francaise sur demande.

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        Famous Portrait of the 38-year-old newly promoted Brigadier General later boldly inscribed and signed as General

      n.p., n.d. Printed Portrait Signed ?To A.B. Nilsen / With the best wishes of / Douglas MacArthur / General, U.S.A.? Black & white, 5.5? x 7.5? image, overall 6.75? x 9.25?. ?© / Joseph / Cummings / Chase /1918 / Sinsig a/R? and title ?Mac Arthur? in plate. Surface crease at upper right corner. Fine condition.Artist Joseph Cummings Chase (1878-1965) wrote about this portrait in ?Face Value: The Autobiography of the Portrait Painter? (New York: Rolton House, 1962): ?I found General Douglas MacArthur in Sinsig, the youngest division Commander of them all. In his portrait you see the wound stripes on his sleeve that he acquired while he was leading his men in the capture of Hills 242 and 288 and at Cote-de-Chatillion as a Brigade Commander. For these exploits he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and, so I was told, at the same time, a threat that if he did not keep away from the front line of battle he would be sent home. The idea behind the threat, of course, was that it takes too long to make

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        'Hey Fellows!' Your Money Brings the Book We Need When We Want It

      (N.-pl.): American Library Association, 1918. Poster Poster. Near Fine. Roughly 20.25 by 29.75 inches. Stone lithograph in three colors. Perhaps the most famous book-related poster, produced by the ALA Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity for the United War Work Campaign, scheduled for the Week of November 11, 1918. The campaign united the ALA, the YWCA, the YMCA, the Jewish Welfare Board, and other civic organizations with a goal of raising $170 million to support American soldiers deployed in Europe. As the start date approached and the end of the war seemed near (as it happened, the armistice went into effect on the first day of the campaign), the emphasis shifted to the year or more that the army would remain in Europe securing the peace. The artist was a popular commercial illustrator who worked for several newspapers and provided cover art to the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Linen-backed. Other than a few small creases in the upper right border and a bit of evidence of surface cleaning, this is a fine example of a classic poster.

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        World War I recruitment poster honoring ?True Sons of Freedom,? the first Allied soldiers to engage the Germans in the war: ?Colored Men The First Americans Who Planted Our Flag on the Firing Line?

      Framed Display! Original poster, ?True Sons of Freedom? (Chicago: Charles Gustine, 1918), 15? x 19.5? (visible), matted to 24.75? x 20.25?, and framed to 28.5? x 23.5?. Small portions missing at upper left corner and at edges, tears. Good condition.Titled at the lower edge center ?True Sons of Freedom.? At lower left edge ?1918 Chas. Gustine Chicago.? In the background of the image hovers a watchful and serene Abraham Lincoln with the inscription ?Liberty and Freed[om] / Shall Not Perish[?] along with a stylized ?a> Lincoln? signature. Two letters of quote, in brackets above, not visible. The quote uses words from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. At the lower left edge: ?1918 Chas. Gustine Chicago.?This poster, used as a recruitment poster, pays tribute to the contributions that African Americans were making during the World War. It specifically references the success of the 369th Infantry Regiment, known as the Harlem Hellfighters, an all-black unit from New York and the first Allied sol

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        Works of Booth Tarkington, Autograph Edition, 28 Volumes

      Doubleday, Page & Co, 1918-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 28 volume set. Autographed by Booth Tarkington. Limited edition, no. 189 of 575. A handsome set. Ivory cloth spine over brown boards. Top edge gilt. Good bindings and covers. Suitable for a gift.

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        Rastende Zigeuner.

      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. - Erschienen in "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 "Der Sturm" und Galerist, an dessen Ausstellungen der sog. "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 "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.

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        Directeur: Tristan Tzara. Zürich, Administration Mouvement Dada, Zeltweg 83. Zürich 1918. Folio. 16 S. Mit 19 Orig.-Holzschnitten u. 1 Abb. Orig.-Brs.

      . . Die höchst seltene Nummer 3 der "Dada-Revue". Mit Dada 3 verändert sich Gesicht und Geist der Zeitschrift von Grund auf. Das Format wird wesentlich vergrößert und vom Kunstdruck auf Zeitungspapier gewechselt. Die symmetrische Typographie der ersten beiden Nummern wird zugunsten eines experimentierbesesenen Satzes aufgegeben, in der fast jeder Text in einener anderen Type gesetzt und der Satz nach eigenen neuen Gesetzen quer - ja schräg in die Seite gestellt ist. An Stelle der leblosen Reproduktionen auf Kunstdruck treten Originalholzschnitte mit starker graphischer Wirkung. Mit 19 Orig.-Holzschnitten von Arp (8), Janco (5), Pramploni (1), Richter (3) u. Segall (2). Die Texte von Birot, Dermee, Hardekopf, Hülsenbeck, Picabia u.a. Sehr schönes, tadelloses Exemplar . - Dada in Zürich 89. - Raabe 34.

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        Tables Of British Decimal Coinage Metric And British Weights And Measures

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1918. Hardback (No Dust Wrapper.). Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards which are heavily marked and soiled with the gilt titling now faded to black. Leans. First blank removed. Previous owners' inscription to the front pastedown. Short closed tear to the English title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned otherwise.. | Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 8¾" x 5½". 211pp. | First Edition (First Printing).[ Dual language: Italian/English. Published in association with the British-Italian Commercial Association. Illustrated with diagrams. Contents: Area And Circumference Of Circles • The Force Of Gravity At Different Places • Resistance Of Trains On L...] Further details, photographs, etc. are available, just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the rural idyll of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Don't forget that your purchase means my Jack Russells get their supper!

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        Rzhanoe slovo: Revoliutsionnaia khrestomatiia futuristov [The rye word: The Futurists' revolutionary reader]

      [Petrograd]: IMO, 1918. Quarto (27 x 20 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Vladimir Mayakovsky; [4], 5-58 pp. Wrappers rather worn and unprofessionally restored, with tears and losses; light discoloration to upper right corner of title page, else very good internally; bookstore annotation to inside rear wrapper: would benefit from additional restoration. An important Futurist anthology, which gathers previously published poems on the theme of revolution key Futurist writers such as Nikolai Aseev, David Burliuk, Vasilii Kamenskii, Velimir Khlebnikov, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. With a preface by Anatoly Lunacharsky, the People's Commissar of Education, who was known to have been critical of Mayakovsky at times, and a prose text by Boris Kushner. Getty 692. MoMA 190.

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        Il convegno dei sogni (con 14 xilografie originali di Ferruccio Pizzanelli).

      - Empoli, Ditta Editrice R. Noccioli, 1918, in-8 piccolo, br. edit. con 2 xilografie originali sulle copertine, pp. 157, [11]. Con 12 belle xilografie originali di Pizzanelli a piena pagina. Invio autografo del Checchi sull'occhietto. Se non fosse che la parte superiore dell'occhietto è stata asportata per cancellare il dedicatario dell'invio (la mancanza è stata ben restaurata con carta bianca), l'esemplare potrebbe essere descritto allo stato di nuovo, ancora con le pagine da tagliare. Prima edizione, rarissima, non censita in ICCU. Nicola Micieli "Incisione Pisana del 900, eventi e protagonisti". Pisa, 1998: "[.] dobbiamo proprio a Pizzanelli uno dei pochi documenti reperibili d'incisione pisana dei primi decenni. E' una serie di xilografie di filo che illustrano un libro di poesie con uno spirito tra esotico e sognante di gusto più gauguiniano che liberty, ma mantenendo una certa scioltezza anche immediata d'intaglio, che rende le piccole tavole assai fresche e spontanee". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Helen Keller inscribes a First Edition of her free verse poem, ?The Song of the Stone Wall,? to the doctor who was treating Teacher, Anne Sullivan, for tuberculosis

      Book Signed ?To Dr. Lawrason Brown / With deep and affect- / tionate gratitude / for his great / kindness to my / dear Teacher / Helen Keller / New Year / 1918? in pencil on front free-endpaper. ?The Song of the Stone Wall? by Helen Keller, 80p, 6? x 8.75?. New York: The Century Co., 1910. First Edition. Paper separation at hinge between half-title and opposite page. Illustrated with photographs of Keller by the stone wall. Gilt and black stamped and decorated brown boards with gilt top edge, titled in gilt on spine. Very Good.Dr. Lawrason Brown (1871-1937) was a pioneer in the modern treatment of tuberculosis. Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) was ?Teacher.? She was eight-years-old in 1874 when her mother died of tuberculosis. Two years later, when he was seven, her younger brother James also died of tuberculosis. In 1916, Anne?s health began to weaken. She was diagnosed with tuberculosis and she became a patient of Dr. Lawrason Brown.

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        CORNHUSKERS

      New York: Holt, 1918.. Printed boards. First edition, first state, of Sandburg's third book. Minor rubbing at edges, minuscule nick at crown of spine, otherwise a near fine copy in the printed dust jacket, which has a small matching nick at spine crown, and tanning to spine panel. Uncommon in dust jacket.

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        THE FIRST NEWS

      1918. [1 of 25 copies] London: Privately printed by Clement Shorter, August 1918. Original grey wrappers. First Edition, being #8 of only 25 copies "for private distribution among my friends". This piece appeared that same month (August 1918) in the periodical Reveille. In it Conrad recalls what it was like, exactly four years earlier, when "the first news" of the outbreak of war reached his home town of Cracow, Poland. This was the second of the six very-limited issues that Clement Shorter produced for Conrad (the first had been ONE DAY MORE). The limitation page of this copy bears Shorter's initials and the number "VIII"; we have had two other copies, over the years, that were signed by Shorter but did not have an inked-in copy number.~This is an unopened copy, in fine condition (slightly irregular along some leaves' fore-edge, but that is a natural feature of this hand-made paper). With the discreet bookplate of amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger. Cagle A23. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        Die schwarze Spinne. Mit 30 Zeichnungen von René Beeh.

      Delphin-Verlag,, München, 1918 - München, Delphin-Verlag, (1918). 4°. 110 S. Mit 13 Illustrationen im Text, 16 (2 farb.) ganzseitiigen Illustrationen und 1 mehrfarbige Titelvignette. Schwarzer OLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel Kopfgoldschnitt und marmor. Vorsätzen. Eines von 20 numerierten Exemplaren auf starkem Bütten, von Beeh handschriftlich signiert (GA 1200 Ex.). - Mit einer signierten Originalzeichnung von René Beeh, montiert als Frontispiz. Sprache: Deutsch Schwarzer OLdr. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel Kopfgoldschnitt und marmor. Vorsätzen.

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        Scottish Nobility].

      -29 1918 - 4 mezzotints printed in colours, signed in lower left in pencil. Comprising: The McNab (65 x 38.5 cm); Alastair McDonnell of Glengarry (66 x 40 cm); Dr. Nathanial Spens (66 x 91), Sir John Sinclair (66 x 40.5 cm).

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