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        Mexican War Film Corporation Stock Book

      New York: W.N. Perrin & Company. [1918]. Film corporation stock book. Oblong octavo. Green boards with red canvas spine and gilt lettering. Wear to the spine ends, writing on the cover, and with 22 of the 50 stock certificates still attached, an additional six present but loose, and eight certificate receipts removed, very good or better. A stock book for the Mexican War Film Corporation, one of several motion picture production companies owned and operated by Harry Aiken, who has Signed two of the stock receipts. Aiken was an early film producer best known for his role in bringing D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation to the screen. The Mexican War Film Corporation only produced one picture, the lost 1914 silent The Life of General Villa, a feature-length mixture of documentary and dramatic recreations starring Pancho Villa (who used his advance and share of the profits to help fund the Mexican Revolution). The events surrounding the production of the film were made into the 2003 television movie And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself with Antonio Banderas in the title role and Jim Broadbent as Aiken. A rare surviving document from a notable lost film. .

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        Exiles. A Play in Three Acts

      London: Grant Richards Ltd. G: in Good condition with protective cover contained in green cloth box. Cover slightly edge darkened. Spine label a little browned and cloth joints a little marked. Light foxing to eps and last few pages. Contents firm. 1918. First English Edition. Quarter green cloth with green board cover. 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 158pp. .

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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Hodder & Stoughton. London. No Date. 1918. EARLY DULAC EDITION. Published October 1918. Large 8vo. (8 x 6 inches). viii,189p. Finely illustrated with 12 fine coloured plates by Edmund Dulac, tipped on to thick buff paper with a triple ruled brown border. Each plate with a printed tissue guard. A fine and clean copy, finely bound in early half dark blue morocco by W. H. Smith & Son. Ltd. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments decorated and lettered in gilt. Top and bottom of the spine with single gilt ruled lines. Dark blue cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy. (Ann Conolly Hughey. Bibliography of Edmund Dulac. No. 21l. ).

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        Heavenly Bridegrooms: An Unintentional Contribution to the Erotogenetic Interpretation of Religion,

      n.p., New York 1918 - First separate edition. 8vo. 121,(1),3pp. Printed wraps. A fine copy. Originally published over seven issues of the Alienist and Neurologist between 1915 and 1917, Shroeder pulls together the writings of Ida C., the earthly wife of an angel (in her own words), who died 22 years previous to this publication. Considered an obscene sex manual by local authorities; Craddock was jailed on morality charges several times. But Aleister Crowley says no Magick library is complete without this title. A very good copy with only a race of wear to the spine. Housed in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        English Fairy Tales

      Macmillan & Co, London 1918 - One of 500 copies numbered and signed by Rackham. This being No. 386. Full vellum with gilt decoration to the front board and spine. Top edge gilt, fore and tail edges untrimmed. Illustrated throughout in black and white, and with 16 full-colour plates mounted on cream-coloured card stock, all with printed tissue guards. Some dust soiling, lower outer corner slightly bumped, otherwise a beautiful, clean copy of a very desirable book. Size: Quarto [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1918 - Octavo (206 × 156 mm). Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy. With 16 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. First trade edition. A handsomely bound copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        University Library of Autobiography 15 volume Limited President's Edition (University Library of Autobiography, 15 volumes) [Leather Bound]

      F. Tyler Daniels Co., Inc. (1918), New York - Complete in 15 volumes. Quarto. Original publisher's full brown leather binding with color illustration stamped on front cover and blind-stamped spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom edges. Ribbon marker. Each volume with decorative series title-page and individual title-page. Illustrations of autobiographical persons in gravure after paintings, drawings and photographs. Each plate protected by captioned tissue-guard. Limitation page with decorative golden border. Some pages unopened, as issued. Printed on high-quality rag paper. "University Library of Autobiography: Including All the Great Autobiographies and the Autobiographical Data Left by the World's Famous Men and Women / Edited With Introductions, Essays and Appreciations by the Leading Scholars and Educators of America."Some age wear on head and tail of spine, some corners and parts of edges. Spines sunned. Ex-libris of Walter F. Haas on inside of front covers. Haas was an Los Angeles Attorney-at-Law in the 1880's. In 1891 he was admitted to the Supreme Court of California. The following year he was appointed to the United States District Court, United States Circuit, and United States Circuit Court of Appeals. He also belonged to the Palestine Lodge No. 351, the Union League Club, L.A. Chamber of Commerce, and other clubs and associations. Small closed tear on bottom edge of title-page in vol. V. Bindings in overall good+, interior in very good to near fine condition. Vol. I) Autobiography in the Ancient World (B.C. 3800 - A.D. 430), including the self-narratives of King Sargon, founder of ancient Babylon; Senacherib, the Assyrian ravager of Jerusalem; Socrates, wisest of Greek philosophers; Xenophon, noblest of Greek heroes; Julius Caesar, first of Roman emperors; Josephus, the renowned Jewish patriot; Marcus Aurelius, profoundest of Roman thinkers; and Saint Augustine, the great leader of Christian thought. xxxviii, 387, 920pp. With introductory essays by James H. Kirkland, Robert E. Vinson, and William H. P. Faunce.Vol. II) The Middle Ages and their Autobiographies (A.D. 1000 - 1500), including the self-narratives of Avicenna, greatest of Arabic Scientists; Al Ghazali, foremost disciple of Mohammed; Abelard, chief teacher of medieval Europe; Salimbene, frankest of monkish chroniclers; Dante, the greatest mind of Italy; Petrarch, the first modern man; Timur the Lame, mightiest of Asiatic conquerors; Froissart, most gay of chroniclers; and Comines, the first watchful observer of the humanness of kings. xviii, 403, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Charles J. Bushnell.Vol. III) The Beginnings of the Modern World (A.D. - 1500 - 1550), including the self-narratives of Luther, founder of Modern Protestantism; Henry the Eighth, the most married of kings; Thomas Platter, a simple Swiss peasant; Charles the Fifth, the chief sovereign of the age; Benvenuto Cellini, the world-famed artist and adventurer; and Jerome Cardan, the first scientific student of self. xvii, 399, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Ray L. Wilbur.Vol. IV) Autobiography During the Religious Wars from the Spanish Saint Teresa to the English Cavaliers (1550 - 1630), including the self-narratives of Saint Teresa, seer of ecstatic visions; Sir Francis Drake, greatest of naval heroes; Mary Queen of Scots, most loved of Scottish sovereigns; Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of the first public library; Sir Walter Raleigh, most gallant of cavaliers; Marguerite de Valois, fairest of French princesses; Duke de Sully, the friend of Henry IV of France; Sir Francis Bacon, foremost of philosophers; Lord Herbert of Cherbury, "the black lord"; and Sir Kenelm Digby, prince of lovers and adventurers. xxi, 400, [2]pp. Introductory essay by A. C. McGiffert.Vol. V) Autobiographers of the Seventeenth century (1630 - 1690), including the self-narratives of William Lilly, the astrologist and charlatan; John Milton, greatest of religious poets; Count de Grammont, gayest of French gallants; George Fox, founder of the Quakers; John Bunyan [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Virgile La Fille D'Auberge -Copa- Precedee d'un Avertissement et traduite en Francais par Henri Focillon avec les gravures sur bois originales de Carlegle. [Hedwige Gendebien bookbinding].

      A Paris Chez L'Imprimeur Leon Pichon 5, rue Christine, 5 MCMXVIII (1918). Number 270 of a total of 376 copies. - [Colophon]: Le tirage de cette edition, acheve le vingt Novembre mil neuf cent dix-huit sur les presses de l'Imprimeur Leon Pichon a ete limite a: Un exemplaire sur grand velin De La Rue, portant le numero 1; Quinze exemplaires sur japon ancien a la forme, numerotes de 2 a 16; Vingt exemplaires sur verge du Japon, numerotes de 17 a 36; Quarante-cinq exemplaires sur chine, numerotes de 37 a 81; Deux cent quatre-vingt-quinze exemplaires sur velin a la cuve des Papeteries d'Arches, numerotes de 82 a 376 [this copy is in this series] Exemplaire No 270. Size of binding: 6 1/4 x 8 3/4", 24pp. + colophon; woodcuts/engravings by Carlegle, are the illustrations, head & tailpieces; initial letters, headings printed in red. Handcrafted bookbinding by Belgian, design bookbinder, Hedwige Gendebien. Book is bound in a dark olive green, crushed morocco leather with author's name & title gilt vertically on spine & date 1918 at foot of spine; both front & back covers feature an "art moderne" geometric style, Mondrian-like design over nearly the entire surface of the panels; the design is constructed of various colored rectangles & strips of a plastic coated, paper onlay in green, olive green, lavender, flesh-tone & black. Light pink/rose toned, coated paper onlay over the inner leather surfaces & matching endpapers; bookbinder's gilt stamp: H.Gendebien in lower front leather turn-in; top edge gilt, headbands. 1918 book pages show a few, scattered age-related tan spots, untrimmed edges show tanning. Plastic coated onlays show a few very light, small scratches. Overall, in fine condition. Material on Hedwige Gendebien can be found in: Georges Bernard/Wittockiana; "La Reliure D'Art dans le Benelux" & "Cinq annees de dons a la Wittockiana". Some of her work was exhibited at the Wittockiana in the 1980's. Examples of her bindings are rare in the USA. (French & Latin text). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kunstmappe Zürich.

      Zürich, Graph. Anstalt J. E. Wolfensberger, 1918. 2° (45.5 x 33 cm), Empfängeradresse, Inhaltsverzeichnis, kl. Beiblatt, 48 Bl. Orig.-Graphik, davon 20 farbig, Lose Bl. in OLwd.-Mappe, Mappe angestaubt, die Klappen tlw. rissig, Verzeichnisblatt gebräunt u. min. stockfl.; Taf. mit kleiner u. sauberer Ecknummerierung in Tinte, sonst tadellos. Preis in CHF: 660. Kunstmappe, vom Stadtrat in Auftrag gegeben "anlässlich des 25jährigen Bestandes des Gemeinwesens seit der Vereinigung von Stadt und Ausgemeinden." Sujets sind "Ansichten aus Stadt und Umgebung zund hervorragende Bauwerke". 28 schwarz-weisse u. 6 farbige Lithographien von O. Baumberger, 2 von F. Boscovits, 3 von A. Hoppler, 5 von E. Schlatter u. 4 von Ed. Stiefel. Vorliegendes Ex. als Nr. 88/500 überreicht an Theodor Felber, Professor.

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        L'ITALIA CHE SCRIVE fondata e diretta da A.F. FORMIGGINI (rassegna per coloro che leggono - supplemento mensile a tutti i periodici) LE PRIME 12 ANNATE dal n. 1 dell'aprile 1918 (anno primo) al n.12 del dicembre 1929 (anno XII) , Roma, Formiggini editore, 1918

      - Per una introduzione alla raccolta, è senz'altro necessario una presentazione del "protagonista" tratta da una delle tante biografie : ANTONIO FORTUNATO FORMIGGINI, nato in villa a Collegara presso Modena nel 1878, da agiata famiglia. Studia a Bologna e al liceo si fa espellere. Poi prende due lauree, in legge e in lettere. Sposa nel 1906 una compagna d'universit? . Da editore incomincia nel 1908 con La secchia rapita. S'allarga a Genova e a Roma, brucia nei libri il patrimonio personale. Ma fonda riviste, apre collane. Ha l'ottima idea di un mensile di informazione libraria, "L'Italia che scrive", l'Ics. È il filosofo dell'eclettismo, il dilettante in urto con l'egemonia di Gentile. È l'ebreo che ride, e torna a Modena per buttarsi dalla torre campanaria il 29 novembre 1938. Lascia scritto: "C'era una volta un editore modenese di sette cotte, e perciò italiano sette volte, che risiedeva a Roma. Quando gli dissero: tu non sei italiano, egli volle dimostrare di essere modenese di sette cotte e perciò sette volte italiano, buttandosi dall'alto della sua "modenese Ghirlandina". L'idea iniziale era quella di fornire materiale e notizie sulle edizioni di libri e periodici in uscita, poi si completò felicemente in una "'palestra culturale" per dibattiti, approfondimenti ed osservatorio nel mondo editoriale (pochissimi autori ed editori sono stati dimenticati o trascurati) Un elenco dei collaboratori è impresa ciclopica (Papini, Gemellli, Ernesto Buonaiuti, Pilncherle, Giustino Fortunato, ma facciamo cosi' torto a troppi.) Citiamo l'edizione ANGELI del 1996 a cura di Gianfranco Tortorelli, dal titolo L'ITALIA CHE SCRIVE 1918-1939 l'editoria nella esperienza di A.F. FORMIGGINI , per una analisi ed approfondimento razionale e completo. La raccolta in sequenze delle prime 12 annate (sull'ultimo numero c'è il prezioso indice di esse che servir? allo studioso per orientarsi nel mare delle informazioni) Ma anche nelle precedenti annate, alla fine di ognuna, abbondanti e dettagliati indici. Formato 23,5 x 31. Anno primo 1918 - un volume rilegatura editoriale cartonata pp. 148. Anno secondo 1919 - un volume rilegatura editoriale cartonata pp. 163. Anno terzo 1920 - un volume rilegatura editoriale cartonata pp. 204. Anno quarto 1921 - un volume rilegatura editoriale cartonata pp. 260. Anno quinto 1922 - un volume rilegatura editoriale cartonata pp. 236. Unico volume rilegatura editoriale tutta tela rossa che riunisce Anno sesto 1923 - tot. pagine 232 Anno settimo 1924 - tot. pagine 240. Anno ottavo 1925 - tot. pagine 252. Unico volume rilegatura editoriale tutta tela rossa che riunisce Anno nono 1926 - tot. pagine 276. Anno decimo 1927 - tot. pagine 288. Anno undecimo 1928 - tot, pagine336. Ultimo volume rilegatura editoriale tutta tela rossa. Anno dodicesimo tot. pagine 372. La collezione in sequenza delle 12 annate viene offerta a

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        Amorum Libri Tres

      Marees Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co. Verlag 1918 - 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. Full Pigskin (Full Leather), with custom slipcase [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Springtide of Life. Poems of Childhood by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With a Preface by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co., 1918 - Quarto. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full blue crushed morocco, gilt titles to spine, raised bands, gilt titles and pictorial decoration to front board, gilt inner dentelles, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Slight fading to spine otherwise in very good condition. Bookplate to front pastedown. With 9 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues and 52 drawings in black and white. Signed Limited Edition. One of 765 copies. Signed by Rackham. This edition has an extra coloured plate that is not in the trade edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Petit Chaperon Rouge.

      London Cyril Beaumont 1918 - Octavo. (iii), 16, (1+16)ff., frenchfold. From an edition of fifty copies, this is one of ten printed on chine and signed by the artist. This is the story of Little Red Riding Hood, with woodcut text and illustrations by Belgian artist Edgard Tijtgat. Sixteen illustrations, hors texte, appear in two states: color and bistre. Tijtgat’s illustrations are bold and expressionistic in style, and also deceptively innocent: things do not end well for Red Riding Hood in Charles Perrault's moral and more sinister version of the tale. Floral motif on the endpapers and repeated throughout the book. Tijtgat is associated with the Brabant Fauvists, a Belgian movement focused on pure, bold colors and simplified lines, similar to the Fauves led by Henri Matisse in France. During World War I, Tijtgat set up his printshop in England, where this book was published. Light foxing to upper margins of a few pages, some faint offsetting from prints, short closed tear to spine foot. Overall a fine copy in color-printed pictorial boards. (Ridley: Beaumont 10). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        EXILES

      Richards 1918 - First edition. Bound in contemporary three quarter blue morocco by Douarin. Top edge gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the half title, "To Jacques Benoist-Mechin / James Joyce / 3.xi.921 Paris". Some browning to the page edges, joints a little worn, a very good copy indeed. Jaques Benoist-Mechin (1901-1983) was to become an influential French intellectual and man of letters as well as an important official in the Laval government. At the time he met Joyce, though, he was a young music student of twenty with a passion for contemporary literature and ideas, and Joyce's work in particular. He was one of Sylvia Beach's earliest regular customers at Shakespeare & Company, and so it was that he was asked by Beach to translate portions of Ulysses into French for a lecture by the celebrated French author and critic, Valery Larbaud at Adrienne Monnier's library. "He was young but serious and intelligent, and he could converse with older writers. Most importantly, he could read and appreciate the most difficult works in both languages, for he had spoken English during the first fourteen years of his life." (Fitch - Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation) Benoist-Mechin agreed on the condition that his contribution was to remain anonymous: his aristocratic father would not have approved of his association with such a controversial book. The translations were made from published portions from the Little Review, whilst Joyce was still making revisions and additions to the finished text. Joyce spent time with Benoist-Mechin in the back of Monnier's shop ironing out any difficulties that arose. The meetings had a significant effect on the final words of the novel, which in the draft Benoist-Mechin was translating from were "I will". The younger man argued that for the translation "oui" was a stronger and smoother ending. Following a day of discussion in which they dragged in all the world's great philosophers, Joyce agreed that not only would "the most positive word in the language" serve at the ending to the French translation, he would add it to his revisions of the English version. Occasional subsequent correspondence between to the two men exists, but their relationship was one of brief intensity, the evidence of which are the copies of Joyce's works (bought from Shakespeare & Company) bearing Joyce's presentation inscriptions. Slocum & Cahoon 14 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Exiles: A Play in Three Acts

      New York Huebsch 1918 - First American edition, published simultaneously with the first English edition. This copy is signed on the half-title page - "James Joyce Paris 3.vii.1925". Number of copies unknown, although in 1921 Huebsch wrote to Grant Richards, the English publisher, that only 388 copies had sold, not even covering Joyce's advance (Slocum & Cahoon A15). Paper boards, twill cloth backed, with the boards a little browned, slight rubbing to joints and spine extremities and with a very few small stains to the front endpapers. In solander box, leather-backed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Churasanische Baudenkmaler, 1.Band.

      Dietrich Reimer, 1918 - Mit Einem Beitrage von M.van Berchem. Large 4to. xi, 116pp. 41 plates, 5 in color. 40 text-illus. Original wr., bound in new cloth. Scarce. (Arbeiten des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der K.K.Universitat Wien, Lehrkanzel Strzygowski, Band VII) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Russia's Agony

      London: Edward Arnold. Hardcover. 356 pages. Index. Fold-out map. Tissue-protected frontis portrait of author. Black and white photographic plates. "During the past fourteen years I have been an eye-witness of events in Russia, and able to study at first-hand the manifold aspects of Reaction and Revolution, as each in its turn was exploited by our relentless foe. I was the only non-Russian civilian who participated in all the phases of the collapse of Socialism as a national force in July last during the short-lived offensive and disastrous retreat of the armies in Galicia, which was also the death-knell of the Revolution. The men who have figured in Russian affairs during that long period are personally known to me, and thanks to my relations with the Army, I have been able to study the Russian soldier under all conditions of service."- from Foreword. Binding tight. Moderate wear. Usual library markings. A sound copy. . Good. 1918. First Edition.

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        Chamber Music

      New York: B. W. Huebsch,, 1918. Small octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine stamped in blind, and gilt to upper board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine rubbed, ownership inscription, endpapers partially tanned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and tanned dust jacket, with some minor loss to head of spine. First authorised American edition, first printing, published in September 1918, whereas the pirated first American edition was published by Alfred Bartlett of the Cornhill Company, Boston, in June. A very unusual copy in the dust jacket.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, [wohl vor 1918].. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. In poetischem Tonfall gehaltener und typographisch an ein Gedicht erinnernder Brief an eine junge Dame: "Soeben denke ich an Sie. | Auf meinem Tische | stehen Nelken, blass | rote Nelken. | Ich möchte Sie mit blassroten Nelken schmücken. Es dürften auch weiße darunter sein. Kann man Menschen für etwas dankbar sein? Ich möchte Ihnen dankbar sein, dafür, dass ich Sie sah. Auch wenn ich Sie nie wieder sehen sollte, immer, wenn ich Nelken sehe, werde ich an Sie denken. | Eigentümlich, mit Worten sagt man am allerwenigsten das, was man sagen möchte; selten nur, sehr selten, giebt ein Wort wieder, was eine Seele denkt [...] Schreiben Sie, dass Sie hier | bleiben, wünschen Sie, bitten | Sie, dass ich Sie wiedersehe | - nein! ich kann niemand bitten | sehen, will niemand bitten | sehen - | befehlen Sie! | Ich will Menschen, die tanzen, freie, tanzende, lachende Menschen. Können Sie tanzen? | Grieg, der tanzt. | Nun, darf ich Sie bitten? | Kommen Sie wieder. | Bald; recht bald[.] | Ich möchte Sie schmücken | mit blassroten Nelken [...]". - Stärker angestaubt, knittrig und fleckig; Bl. 1 mit einem 23:24 mm großen Ausschnit am rechten unteren Rand.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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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