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        [Broadside]: Farmers of Connecticut: The demands upon our community due to the Great War... Farmers' Mass Meeting to be held in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol

      Hartford, Conn: Calhoun Show Print, 1918. Near Fine. Broadside on paper. Measuring 21" x 27". Printed in blue. Old folds, else very near fine. A nice copy of a an uncommon poster. OCLC locates no copies.

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        [Broadside]: W.S.S. Enlistment. Important Notice! The President of the United States Proclaims Friday, June 28th, 1918 National War Savings Day

      [Hartford, Conn.?], 1918. Good. Broadside on paper. 17" x 24". Printed in black. Old folds, chips and tears at the corners, good. Uncommon poster. OCLC seems to locate no copies.

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        Circular Memorandum on Courts-Martial for use on Active Service

      1918 - S.S. 412b. 12mo. Contemporary olive cloth-backed paper-covered boards, worn; original green wrappers bound-in, very good. Ownership inscription to front board and upper wrapper; interleaved throughout. 47pp. Issued by Adjutant General?s Branch of the Staff General Headquarters. August, ?Convening Officers will see that a copy is laid before every Court-Martial? (insert between p. 2 & 3). An extensively annotated interleaved copy of a scarce WW1 official pamphlet on how to conduct Courts-Martial. Two versions were produced during the First World War, to provide reference and guidance to Officers in a format more transportable and less weighty than the Manual of Military Law. The first (S.S. 412a) was published in June 1917 (presumably in reaction to the large scale French Army Mutinies that took place in May of that year) and the second (S.S. 412b) in August 1918. The second was likely published to coincide with the Allied Counteroffensive. This copy, an excellent example of S.S. 412b, belonged to Major Francis Seward Laskey of the Tank Corps. It is filled with remarkably thorough ink annotations, concerning procedure, precedent and amendments. For instance, Laskey adds numerous examples to the ?Charges? section, such as ?False Pretences?, ?Allowing prisoners to escape? and ?Wilful damage? Elsewhere he utilises the blank leaves to expand upon factors capable of complicating the following of procedure, such as ?insanity? There are also various ms. deletions of the printed text, with updated information copied in on the adjacent blanks. As a body of writing, Laskey?s notes show how the pamphlet was a working document: a basic text that needed to be built upon by the Officers; a text that altered according to new orders and continued to change as the war developed, moving toward its terminus. Also inserted or tipped in, are a number of related documents, including: a copy of an ms. letter, regarding the proceedings of a Courts-Martial on T. Marshall of the 23rd Middlesex Regiment in November 1918; a rough proof of an official War Office broadside, MEMORANDUM AS TO STATEMENTS BY SUSPECTS AND PRISONERS; a 7pp. pamphlet by Major-General P.E.F. Hobbs, titled Disciplinary Powers of a Commanding Officer. For more information on F. S. Laskey, who went on to become a Lieut. Col. In the Tank Corps, see: [A.H.T. Cocks], The War History of the Sixth Tank Battalion, (Privately printed, 1919). Scarce. Copac locates one copy of this edition at the Imperial War Museum. Worldcat adds two further holdings, at the Canadian War Museum and the University of Victoria (CN). The 1917 edition is equally rare, with holdings at the Imperial War Museum, the University of Toronto and the Australian Defence Force Academy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MAGIC PUDDING:ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM

      - LINDSAY,NORMAN. THE MAGIC PUDDING: ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff written and illustrated by NORMAN LINDSAY. Sydney: L. Angus & Robertson (1918). 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight bit of toning to edge of covers else Fine condition IN DUST WRAPPER with mounted color plate (dw is VG+ with old repairs on verso at folds). First edition, First issue with patterned endpapers and spine stamped in gold. This is a marvelous fantasy featuring a koala bear, a penguin and a sailor and the quest for control of a magic cake that keeps becoming whole after slices are removed from it. Illustrated by Lindsay with color plate title plus full and partial page black and whites throughout the text. First issues of the most famous Australian children's book are rarely found in such nice condition with the dust wrapper. See Muir Bibliography #4263. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs

      Munich / Los Angeles: Herman Sachs / Hermann Sachs, 1918. 1st Edition . No Binding. Very Good. Large Modernist Batik On Silk, 46" X 39". Designed And Made By Herman Sachs Circa 1918/1925 While He Was In Munich Studying Circa 1918, Or Perhaps Later In Chicago, Dayton, Or After His Move To Los Angeles Circa 1922. Sachs Was A Fine Artist And Art Teacher, An American Who Went To Germany To Study Art, Then Remained There Until After The End Of Wwi. He Moved In Avant Garde Circles, Was Friends With More Famous Artists Such As George Grosz, Whose American Representative He Later Became. Sachs Was Friends With Schindler And Other Innovative Artists In Los Angeles; Schindler Designed The Apartment Building For Sachs In The Silverlake Area Of Los Angeles. Sachs Worked In Many Media, But Found Work In Los Angeles As An Architectural Decorator, Working On Many Prominent Buildings Throughout The Us, For Parkinson And Other Top Level Architects, Including Los Angeles City Hall And The Art Deco Bullock's Wilshire Building. He Mentored A Younger Artist, Pasquale Napolitano, Who Worked Under Him On Many Buildings, Later Independently And For Many Architects, Etc. Napolitano Was Given Many Items, And Also Bought From The Herman Sachs Estate Sale; This Batik Is From The Napolitano Estate. A Similar Batik By Sachs Is In The Collection Of The Metropolitan Museum In Ny. Born In Romania To Jewish Parents, Herman [Hermann] Sachs Immigrated To The U.S. As A Child. He First Trained Under His German-Born Father, A Painter In The Court Of Queen Elisabeth Of Romania. Sachs Continued His Artistic Training In Europe, Spending The 1910-1920 Period In Germany, Where He Founded The Munich School Of Expressionists (Munich Expressionist Werkstätten). Upon Returning To The United States In 1920, Sachs Exhibited At The Art Institute Of Chicago And Established The Chicago Industrial Art School, Which Soon Failed Due To Lack Of Sufficient Funding. Afterward, Sachs Became The First Director Of The Dayton Museum Of Fine Arts, Now The Dayton Art Institute. During This Time, He Also Served As The U.S. Representative Of Artist George Grosz. Around 1924, Sachs Moved To Los Angeles Where He Designed The Interiors Of The New Gas Company Building. As A Muralist And Decorator, Sachs Went On To Design The Interiors Of Many Los Angeles Landmarks, Including The Bullocks Wilshire Building (Now Home To Southwestern Law School), Union Station, Los Angeles City Hall, And The Title Insurance And Trust Company Building. An Educator As Well As An Artist, Sachs Also Directed The Creative Art Students League Of Los Angeles. Sachs Was Active Within The L.A. Weimar Exile Community Of Artists, Writers, And Filmmakers. His Friend, The Architect Rudolph Schindler, Designed Sachs' L.A. House, The Manola Court Apartments.

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        Die Verwahrlosung, ihre klinisch-psychologische Bewertung und ihre Bekämpfung. Für Pädagogen, Ärzte, Richter. I. Teil: Die Verwahrlosung der Knaben; II. Teil: Die Verwahrlosung der Mädchen.

      Verlag von S. Karger, Berlin 1918 - 585 Seiten mit zahlreichen Tabellen, Mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1280 Groß 8°, marmoriertes Halbleder mit Rückentitel, Stehlnaten gering berieben, Titel mit Stempel (Irrenanstalt), Papier leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula

      Darter Brothers, Cape Town 1918 - Edited by Harriet M. L. Bolus and Alice M. Greene. Fine. Green cloth. No dust jacket. 139p. 119 color plates. Rare in this fine state. A few tiny, nearly invisible blemishes on the front cover (without color or fabric loss). Forty dollar extra charge for absolutely secure packing to ship overseas (Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia). This copy is guaranteed to arrive in the same fine state as when it left here. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typed letter signed to his commanding officer during the Great War.

      A.R.C. Hospital: "Somewhere in Milano", 31 July [1918] - One page octavo, typed on one side only. Housed in a marbled paper flap-case. Lightly creased where folded. In excellent condition. Remarkable chatty and amusing letter dating from the period of Hemingway's convalescence from a wound sustained on the Italian front, signed in pencil and with an autograph note in his hand; reprinted in The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: 1907-1922, pp. 122-23. The recipient, Captain James Gamble, was a field inspector with the American Red Cross Rolling Canteen Service (for more information on Gamble see an article by Gary Brenner in The Hemingway Review, Volume 20, Number 1, Autumn 2000, ' "Enough of a Bad Gamble": Correcting the Misinformation on Hemingway's Captain James Gamble'). "Dear Capitano; Salute! On our front there is nothing to report. On our rear however all is healed and the bandages have been removed." "The chief of Section Four asked for volunteers to man the chain of canteens the Red Cross was setting up under the command of Captain James Gamble in the Oiave River Valley north of Venice. The canteens would offer coffee, soup, candy and cigarettes to off-duty soldiers and provide them with a place to write letters and listen to phonograph records. Until the canteens were operational, the tenente in charge would be expected to bicycle up to the front twice a day and pass out cigarettes and chocolates to the troops. Ernest immediately volunteered, for he had heard that the fighting along the lower Piave was the most intense since the Italian defeat at Caporetto the previous autumn. Ernest did not appear in the mess hall on the night of July 8. Instead, he rode his bicycle far out along the west bank of the Piave to see what he could do for the morale of the men in a forward listening post. While he was passing out chocolates in a dugout a trench mortar shell exploded a few feet away. Many years later he declared that the passage describing the wounding of Lieutenant Henry in A Farewell to Arms was an accurate account of what had happened to him. Attendants stripped off his trousers and the medical captain commenced dictating to the sergeant-adjutant while he worked. 'Multiple superficial wounds on the left and right thigh and left and right knee and foot. Profound wounds of right knee and foot. Lacerations of the scalp. with possible fracture of the skull. The captain removed as many scaggia from the Tenente's legs as he could under the circumstances, gave him an antitetanus shot and a snort of brandy and bandaged him up. From the dressing station he was transported by ambulance to a field hospital. Here he remained, swathed in bandages, for several days before being sent on a train to a newly established American hospital in Milan for surgical removal of the remaining shell fragments" (Kenneth S. Lynn, Hemingway, 1987, pp.79-80). Also present is a 2-page letter from the Philadelphia bookseller Charles Sessler offering this letter, with a group of other Hemingway letters, to a Mrs Henry M. Watts, Jr (headed paper, dated 19 July 1966) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le Coq et l'Arlequin. - Notes autour de la musique Avec un Portrait de l'Auteur et Deux Monogrammes par P. Picasso

      - Editions de la Sirène, Paris 1918, 10,5x17,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle copie d'autore segnato le iniziali JC, Primo numero della Collezione di Tracts. Prenota decorata con un ritratto e due monogrammi di Pablo Picasso, uno conteneva un gallo e l'altro un arlecchino. autografo Precious firmato da Jean Cocteau a Francois Le Grix, datato marzo 1919, la supervisione del ritratto dell'autore di Pablo Picasso. Bel ben copia completa della valvola a farfalla "francese è un pianoforte senza pedali." - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires d'auteur marqués des initiales J.C, Premier numéro de la Collection des Tracts. Ouvrage orné d'un portrait et de deux monogrammes par Pablo Picasso, l'un figurant un coq et l'autre un arlequin. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Jean Cocteau à François Le Grix, daté de mars 1919, en encadrement du portrait de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso. Bel exemplaire bien complet du papillon "la langue française est un piano sans pédales".  

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        vingt-cinq poemes

      1918. ARP, Hans. Vingt-cinq Poemes. By Tristan Tzara. Illustrated with 10 woodcuts by Arp. 8vo., 205 x 145 mm, bound in original printed boards with a design by Arp, preserved in a recent half maroon morocco box and matching chemise. Zurich: Heuberger, 1918.|~| |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition. A superb copy of this rare and important early Dada work. The edition bears no limitation but was extremely small. The book is an important collaboration between two of the founders of the Dada movement who were also two of its most prolific proponents. The Artist and the Book 2. A Century of Artists Books p. 177.

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        The Springtide of Life Poems of Childhood

      London: William Heinemann, , 1918. With a preface by Edmund Gosse. Small quarto. Recent dark green morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Some mild spotting to a couple of leaves, an excellent copy. First trade edition, first impression.

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        The Springtide of Life Poems of Childhood With a preface by Edmund Gosse.

      London: William Heinemann, 1918 - Small quarto. Recent dark green morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some mild spotting to a couple of leaves, an excellent copy. Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression. Latimore & Haskell pp. 48-49; Riall p. 133. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Our Flags Beat Germany Support Every Flag that opposes Prussianism

      Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co, New York - Original poster. Color lithograph. 21.5 x 14 inches. This striking circa 1918 World War I poster by artist Adolf Treidler was created by the United States Food administration as part of the homefront mobilization series. The poster urges people to 'Beat Germany' eating less and wasting nothing. As the administrator of the Food Administration, Herbert Hoover and the Administrations believed that "Food, will win the war". The Food Administration combined the spirit of patriotism and advertising to conserve food. The poster is in good condition with minor foxing. Mounted on board. Collection inventory number in margin. Library notations in right margin. Pencil notation on verso notes provenance to L.I. Historical Society. Hard to find.

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        Plakat. Der neunte Pfeil. Zeichnet Kriegsanleihe.

      Stuttgart, Eckstein & Stähle, Kgl. Hofkunstanstalt. 1918 - 58 x 44 cm. Gefaltet. Winzige Montagespuren. Hervorragend erhalten. Original-Lithographie. Aufruf zur Zeichnung der 9. Kriegsanleihe.

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        Plakat. Wir schlagen Sie – und zeichnen Kriegsanleihe! Original-Farblithografie.

      Berlin, Kunstanstalt Weylandt. 1918 - 72 x 48 cm. Gefaltet. Hervorragend erhalten. Auf dem Plakat ist der Panzer Mark IV (gebaut ab Mai 1917) zu erkennen, aus der extremen Untersicht spiegelt dieses Plakat die Ängste der deutschen Truppen. Lehmann war Mitglied des Deutschen Werkbundes und betrieb in Berlin-Steglitz ein Werbeatelier.

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        Fata-Morgana [Poetry Collection]

      Noor-Eesti, Tartu 1918 - Estonian language. Octavo 14 x 21 cm. Weight 120 gr. Wrappers, 70 pp. The book is in Near Fine without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Lightly wrapped fore-edge of book cover, cover shows some yellowing and minor foxing to the edges; internally slight foxing mainly to the top edge, previous owner’s inscription on the title. "Fata-morgana" (1918) was the first volume of poems by the most outstanding Estonian modern revolutionary and avant-garde poet Johannes Barbarus. Sensuous verses express in romantic mood pangs of love, passion, self-knowledge. Poet uses a lot of interesting expressions. Barbarus poems deal with both man's and woman's point of view. Being a male, author perfectly catches woman's character, passionate temperament and emotions. Poems are written in ABAB poetry form, which makes reading easier. "Fata-morgana" brought to the Estonian literature ideas of Expressionism, Futurism and Cubism, this poetry defies existed traditions and moral norms. Poetry volume cover and frontispiece design created by Ado Vabbe - famous Estonian avant-garde artist, one of the greatest woodcut masters. Johannes Vares (1890-1946) became a well known Estonian poet as well as radical socialist, using the pen name Johannes Barbarus. As a writer he debuted in 1910 with neo-romantic poems in the cultural magazine "Noor-Eesti" (Young Estonia). In 1917 he became a member of the "Siuru" poetry group. He wrote poems and published successive volumes of poetry up to 1939. His works reflected a sensitive humanist awareness of social conflicts and stresses. He also wrote novellas, literary criticism and travelogues. Barbarus inspired by French modernist poets made an effort to reform Estonian poetry following French example, trying to bring to Estonian literature fast urban rhythms and tempos corresponding with scientific and technical progress. Writer's most famous and provocative experiments with forms and common truth breaking were reached in constructivist poetry collections "Geomeetriline inimene" (Geometric man) (1924) and "Multiplitseerit inimene" (Multiplied Man) (1927). These verse collections is mainly graphic experiment and cubist-constructivist technologies. Such brilliant combination of book author's Johannes Barbarus and illustrator's Jaan Vahta creation may be considered as one of the cult works of Eastern Europe avant-garde. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plakat. Beim Eintritt in das fünfte Kriegsjahr. Vom 29. Juli-4. August 1918. Opfertage für unsere tapferen Streiter im Felde, im Lazarett und in der Gefangenschaft.

      Stuttgart, Stähle und Friedel. 1918 - 85 x 64 cm. Gefaltet minimalst stockfleckig. Hervorragend erhalten. Original-Lithographie. Württ. Landesverein vom Roten Kreuz.

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        Plakat. Bleibt einig. Original-Lithografie.

      Berlin, Hollerbaum und Schmidt. (1918) - 117 x 90 cm. Gefaltet. Randläsuren, in den vier Ecken eine Verfärbung (Montagespuren). BLEIBT EINIG! Drei Jahre Krieg! noch tobt der heisse Kampf - - Der Dämon Gold, Neid, Hass u. Schnöde Habgier, Sie haben eine Welt gen uns verbündet. Wir trotzen siegreich, denn das Recht muss siegen! Den starken Willen, der uns alle einte In flammender Begeisterung am ersten Tage Darf jetzt nicht wankend machen Angst u. Klein- Verzaget nicht, seid einig hart wie Stahl! Es gilt, wer leben soll, wir oder sie ?? Es geht um Freiheit u. um deutsche Lande. Drum haltet durch, seid stark, spannt jeden Nerv, dann blüht ein Friede würdig unserer Toten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Enfant à la charrue. Huit contes limousins du temps de guerre.

      Paris, Jules Meynial. 1918 - Petit in-8° carré, 5ff, 100pp, 3ff, plein cartonnage décoré, étui décoré avec étiquette de titre. Edition ornée de vignettes "taillées dans le bois" par François-Louis SCHMIED: 1 frontispice en deux tons, 8 bandeaux en tête de chapitres tirés en noir, 8 lettrines en deux tons, des ornements typographiques en différents tons et 8 culs de lampe en noir. Le cartonnage, les gardes et l'étui sont recouverts de papiers décorés par SCHMIED. Tirage limité à 401 ex. Celui-ci sur vélin de Hollande signé par l'artiste. Bon exemplaire de ce charmant ouvrage peu courant. C'est le deuxième livre illustré et décoré par l'artiste, qui l'a également tiré sur ses presses. Pendant le premier conflit mondial, François-Louis SCHMIED, d'origine Suisse, s'était engagé dans la Légion étrangère. Blessé à Capy, dans la Somme, en décembre 1914, il perdit un oeil et reprit son activité artistique de dessinateur et de graveur: il produit de nombreuses estampes et grave, d'après les compositions de Paul JOUVE, les planches du Livre de la Jungle qui paraîtra en 1919. Auparavant, il agrémente donc ce recueil de Contes écrits par la veuve d'Edouard Maury, l'auteur de Sous la tente, le tout premier livre que Fr.-L. Schmied avait illustré. A propos de ce livre, Ritchie note (p.31): "This was the first of Schmied's printing that I bought when I was in Paris in 1930." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: Farmers of Connecticut: The demands upon our community due to the Great War... Farmers' Mass Meeting to be held in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol

      Hartford, Conn: Calhoun Show Print, 1918. Near Fine. Broadside on paper. Measuring 21" x 27". Printed in blue. Old folds, else very near fine. A nice copy of a an uncommon poster. OCLC locates no copies.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Broadside]: Farmers of Connecticut: The demands upon our community due to the Great War. Farmers' Mass Meeting to be held in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol

      Calhoun Show Print, Hartford, Conn 1918 - Broadside on paper. Measuring 21" x 27". Printed in blue. Old folds, else very near fine. A nice copy of a an uncommon poster. OCLC locates no copies.

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        Typed Letter Signed ("G. Bernard Shaw"), to Chas. L. Brodie of the Greenock Philosophical Society

      London, 1918. 1 page. 4to. Single sheet of 10 Adelphi Terrace stationery. Old folds, faint toning. 1 page. 4to. Shaw declines an invitation, extended by the Greenock [Scotland] Philosophical Society, to speak on the "European situation" at the end of World War I. In part: "... I would rather not undertake a public appearance in Scotland just at this juncture. The times are such that unless a man has something really interesting and helpful to say on the European situation, he had better hold his tongue. I should not like to go down to Greenock and put you off with a more or less eloquent evasion. It is not so much that I have nothing to say as that I am not convinced that the time will have come for saying it in the course of your season."

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        [Broadside]: W.S.S. Enlistment. Important Notice! The President of the United States Proclaims Friday, June 28th, 1918 National War Savings Day

      [Hartford, Conn.?], 1918. Good. Broadside on paper. 17" x 24". Printed in black. Old folds, chips and tears at the corners, good. Uncommon poster. OCLC seems to locate no copies.

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        Roses et Camelias; Poesies. [bound with] L'Intermezzo de Henri Heine Mis en Vers Francais d'apres la Traduction de Gerard de Nerval. [bound with] Autres Poemes de Henri Heine; Precedes d'un Supplement a l'Intermezzo

      Port-au-Prince: Imprimerie Madame F. Smith [first item]; no printer or publisher imprint on second or third items, 1918. Presumed 1st eds. Hardcover. Very Good. First item: 127p. Second item: frontis, xiii, 76p. Third item: portrait, xxiv, 92p. Contemporary 3/4 leather, recently rebacked. 18cm. Internally sound with some soiling and wear.; the first 8 pages of poems in "Roses et Camelias" have some loss of text in the center of the pages (the missing text has been neatly ewritten out in pencil in the margins). All three items have been INSCRIBED by Moravia to Faith Van Valkenburgh Vilas, a well-to-do American who also wrote poetry. This volume also contains four original photographs of Moravia on blank pages in this volume, either pasted down or taped along edges as well as an autograph poem ("Le Surhomme") written out in pencil in the author's hand and dated 1914. At head of title on Second and third items" Biblioitheque Haitienne, Charles Moravia. Moravia, a great admirer of Heine, created his poetic French versions in the second and third items from Nerval's prose translations from Heine's German.

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        Original Large Modernist Batik Circa 1918-1925 By Herman Sachs

      Herman Sachs / Hermann Sachs, Munich / Los Angeles 1918 - Large Modernist Batik On Silk, 46" X 39". Designed And Made By Herman Sachs Circa 1918/1925 While He Was In Munich Studying Circa 1918, Or Perhaps Later In Chicago, Dayton, Or After His Move To Los Angeles Circa 1922. Sachs Was A Fine Artist And Art Teacher, An American Who Went To Germany To Study Art, Then Remained There Until After The End Of Wwi. He Moved In Avant Garde Circles, Was Friends With More Famous Artists Such As George Grosz, Whose American Representative He Later Became. Sachs Was Friends With Schindler And Other Innovative Artists In Los Angeles; Schindler Designed The Apartment Building For Sachs In The Silverlake Area Of Los Angeles. Sachs Worked In Many Media, But Found Work In Los Angeles As An Architectural Decorator, Working On Many Prominent Buildings Throughout The Us, For Parkinson And Other Top Level Architects, Including Los Angeles City Hall And The Art Deco Bullock's Wilshire Building. He Mentored A Younger Artist, Pasquale Napolitano, Who Worked Under Him On Many Buildings, Later Independently And For Many Architects, Etc. Napolitano Was Given Many Items, And Also Bought From The Herman Sachs Estate Sale; This Batik Is From The Napolitano Estate. A Similar Batik By Sachs Is In The Collection Of The Metropolitan Museum In Ny. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Memorial Signature Book with W. C. Matthews Autograph [AFRICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL PIONEER] [Tuskeegee Institute]

      No Publisher [Boston] [1918] - [First Edition] Small octavo, original gray cloth. Volume begins with a handwritten presentation page stating that the book was intended to be a gift to the widow of a gentleman named Oric Bates, a Harvard graduate who became a leading author and archaeologist of Egyptian history. But the collecting intrigue here is the signature of one of Bates' former classmates -- William Clarence Matthews. Born in Selma, Alabama, Matthews was educated at the famous Tuskeegee Institute before enrolling at Harvard, where he led the baseball team in batting average for the 1903, 1904 and 1905 seasons. In the summer of 1905, Matthews joined the Burlington (VT) team of the Northern League, making him the only African-American in any white professional league. Talks of him joining the Boston Beaneaters of the National League arose around this time but were quickly stifled, and it would be another four decades before Robinson would complete the task. Matthews would not live to see it, passing away at the age of fifty-one in 1928. Matthews' signature appears in 9/10 black fountain pen ink among the several dozen mourners. Extremely Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1918 and Year Book of American Poetry

      Small, Maynard & Company, Boston 1918 - First edition. Fine in a modestly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper with small chips and a little discoloration on the spine. An important compendium representing most active American poets of the period edited by a noted African-American poet. This copy Signed by several poets at each of their contributions including William Rose Benet (three times), John Hall Wheelock (nicely inscribed with an additional couplet added to his poem), Louis Untermeyer, Margaret Widdemer (twice), Louise Townsend Nicholl (twice), Leonora Speyer (twice), and Leslie Nelson Jennings. Scarce in dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Das neue Bilderbuch. Reime von Stora Max. ( = Dietrichs Münchener Künstler-Bilderbücher Buch 29 )

      Georg W. Dietrich München 1918 Mit 12 n.n. Blättern mit farbigen Illustrationen, farbig illustrierter Ohln, Quer4° ( 27,5 x 29 cm ). Leider innen zu Beginn mit stärkeren Schäden zum Innenfalz hin. Der Einband ist berieben, etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin angeplatzt und etwas beschädigt. Innen ist die Klammerheftung angerostet, Bindung stark gelockert. erste 3 Blätter dadurch zum Falz hin fleckig, der vordere Vorsatz, das Titelblatt und das darauffolgende Blatt zum Falz hin beschädigt, wenige weitere Blätter mit kleinem Einriß bzw. zum Falz hin gering beschädigt. Das Buch sollte restauriert werden. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) >>>Tom Seidmann-Freud (1892 - 1930), eine Nichte von Sigmund Freud, gilt als einer der wichtigsten Bilderbuch-Künstlerinnen der 20er Jahre in Deutschland. Dies ist ihre zweite Buchveröffentlichung. <<< ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Seidmann-Freud, Siegmund Freud, Bilderbuch, Kunst, Künstlerbilderbücher, Münchner, Dietrich, Google

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        Très plaisante et recreative hystoire du très preulx et vaillant chevallier Perceval le Galloys, jadis chevalier de la Table Ronde, lequel acheva les adventures de Sainct Graal, au temps du noble Roy Arthus

      Payot & Cie 1918 - RARE ENVOI DE GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. In-12 (12 x 18,7 cm), broché, édition originale (pas de grand papier), 335 pages, avec les illustrations de l'édition ancienne, publié à l'initiative de Guillaume Apollinaire, avec un rare envoi de ce-dernier sur la première garde ; quelques incidents au dos et au bord des plats, bon état général. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ichikawake Hiden Kumadori zukan - ie Drawings of Kumadori Secrets of the Ichikawa Family].

      - Tokyo, Ishikawa Shoten 1918. Oblong quarto (190x260mm) pattern cloth with ribbon ties (the covers a little marked and used) in a later chitsu case; four leaves of text and 39 colour plates (woodcut and possibly stencil coloured, two with gold) with calligraphic captions. Kumadori is the painted face of Kabuki and this is a series of exquisitely coloured and dramatically stylised faces of characters, full face and in profile. Ichikawa Danjuro I was said to be the originator of Kumadori in the 17th century and an unbroken succession to Ichikawa Danjuro IX (who died in 1903) kept alive and added to the characters. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der deutschen Flugzeugindustrie: Stand vom Sommer 1918. - [2 Bände in 1 Band].

      o.V. (Druck: Reichsdruckerei), Berlin 1918 - 2 Bände in 1 Band; 57 (1) Seiten. 1 farbiges leeres Bl., Seiten 59-117 (1) Seite, 1 farbiges leeres Bl., Seiten 119-226, OLnbd., 25 x 16,5 cm. 2 Bände in 1 Band (Band I: "Geschichte vor dem Kriege". Band IIa: "Bauaufsichten 1 bis 10" und Band IIb: "Bauaufsichten 11 bis 45 nach deren Angaben, ohne kritische Würdigung"). Der erste Band beschreibt die Anfänge bis zur Nationalflugspende Deutschlands (mit Vergleichsdaten des Auslands), und weiter bis zum Kriegsbeginn (Frühjahr 1912 bis Sommer 1912). Die beiden Teilbände IIa und IIb beschreiben Flugzeuge und Flugzeugteile produzierende deutschen Firmen (Gründung, Fabrikanlagen und Flugplatz, Fabrikation, Arbeiterfürsorge, Kraftanlage, Flugtechnische Entwicklung, Belegschaften und Konstrukteure, Bauaufsicht, Streiks [!].). - Bearbeitet von der Inspektion des Flugzeugwesens, Zentral-Abnahme-Kommission (Z.A.K. VII). - Mit dem gedruckten Vermerk "Entwurf" auf dem Einband und auf den Titelblättern. - Mit einigen wenigen Abbildungen. - Einband etwas berieben und vorn wellig; gelockert, Schnitt gering fleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar. [Flugzeuge, Flugzeugentwicklung, Deutsches Reich, Flugzeugproduktion, Albatros, L.B.G., Rumpler, Roland, Merkur, Aviatik Leipzig, D.F.W., Gotha, Schwade, Hannover, Halberstadt, A.W.S., Fokker, A.E.G., Daimler, Friedrichshafen, Schütte-Lanz, Linke-Hoffmann, Rinne, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke, Pfalz, Germania, Gläser, Kondor, Otto, S.L. Zeesen, Märkische Flugzeugwerft, S.S.W. Nürnberg, Norddeutsche Flugzeugwerke, Hansa, Aviatik, Hans-Grade-Werk, S.S.G. Köslin, Goedecker, L.B.G. Köslin, Alter, Junkers-Fokker, Schneider, Götze, Sablatnig, Nürnberger Schraubenfabrik, Berliner Unterlief, Rex, Zeppelin Staaken, Bleichrode, Steiger] 500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Edison Pioneers Constitution and By-Laws 1918

      THOMAS A. EDISONThe inventor signs below his photograph on page six of Edison Pioneers Constitution and By-Laws 1918Book signed: "Thos A Edison", on page six below his 3¼x5¼, B/w photo. Edison Pioneers Constitution and By-Laws 1918, hardcover, 38p, 4¾x6¾. From the By-Laws, in part: "This Association shall be known as: 'Edison Pioneers'. The objects of this Association are to bring together for social and intellectual intercourse, the men who were associated with Thomas Edison in the days prior to 1886 in his work of invention and experimentation in the arts and sciences; to revive and perpetuate the memories of those pioneer days; to pay tribute to Mr. Edison's transcendent genius and achievements and to acknowledge the affection and esteem in which we hold him." Unique Edison collectible. Thomas Alva Edison patented over 1000 inventions including the incandescent light bulb, phonograph, mimeograph, microphone and alkaline storage battery. Lightly worn corners. Light rippling and ¾x1-inch light stain below title on cover. Signature page in fine condition.

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        Broadside]: W.S.S. Enlistment. Important Notice! The President of the United States Proclaims Friday, June 28th, 1918 National War Savings Day

      [Hartford, Conn.?] 1918 - Broadside on paper. 17" x 24". Printed in black. Old folds, chips and tears at the corners, good. Uncommon poster. OCLC seems to locate no copies.

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        Typed Letter Signed ("FD Roosevelt"), as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, on Navy Department letterhead, to Miss Ella C. Bickford

      Washington, D.C., 1918. One page. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Small stain in center, otherwise very good. One page. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. FDR and "Eyes for the Navy", 1918. "Dear Madam, Your prompt and patriotic response to the NAVY'S call for binoculars, telescopes and spy-glasses, is most appreciated. The glasses will be very useful in the prosecution of Naval Operations until victory is won. At the termination of the war, if possible, every effort will be made to return them to you, when it is hoped that you will feel compensated for any evidence of wear, by the knowledge that you have supplied 'Eyes for the NAVY' during a very trying period. On behalf of the NAVY, I wish to thank you most heartily. Very respectfully, FD Roosevelt Assistant Secretary of the Navy"

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        [Photo album]: World War One Naval Recruiting Album

      (Westerley, Rhode Island), 1918. Fine. Small oblong octavo. Approximately 7" x 4.75". Leather over thick card with "Pleasant Recollections" in gilt impressed on front wrap. 48 gelatin silver photographs measuring 5.5" x 3.75", not obviously captioned although one partially detached photo reveals a detailed caption on the verso. Partial newspaper clipping laid in. Fine. A very nice and focused album devoted to the Naval recruiting effort in the first half of 1918. The album shows billboards, posters, and parades all focused on recruiting for the Navy. Several images are of cars with banners promotin sentiments including, "Boys join now. Don't wait until you are drafted." A few images show recruiting posters, including one of an officer pointing and holding the famous poster by John Montgomery Flagg of a comely lass in a Navy uniform declaring "I Want You for the Navy." Others show a Navy recruiting office, several show sailors on parade, one with a float of a cardboard German submarine called the U.C. USinkum, and another of a cardboard tank. Perhaps the last quarter of the images are of sailors either on shipboard, posing in horse and buggy or in a car, and with officers. An exceptionally pleasing album, with nice images and a central theme.

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        Photo album]: World War One Naval Recruiting Album

      (Westerley, Rhode Island) 1918 - Small oblong octavo. Approximately 7" x 4.75". Leather over thick card with "Pleasant Recollections" in gilt impressed on front wrap. 48 gelatin silver photographs measuring 5.5" x 3.75", not obviously captioned although one partially detached photo reveals a detailed caption on the verso. Partial newspaper clipping laid in. Fine. A very nice and focused album devoted to the Naval recruiting effort in the first half of 1918. The album shows billboards, posters, and parades all focused on recruiting for the Navy. Several images are of cars with banners promotin sentiments including, "Boys join now. Don't wait until you are drafted." A few images show recruiting posters, including one of an officer pointing and holding the famous poster by John Montgomery Flagg of a comely lass in a Navy uniform declaring "I Want You for the Navy." Others show a Navy recruiting office, several show sailors on parade, one with a float of a cardboard German submarine called the U.C. USinkum, and another of a cardboard tank. Perhaps the last quarter of the images are of sailors either on shipboard, posing in horse and buggy or in a car, and with officers. An exceptionally pleasing album, with nice images and a central theme.

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        [Photo album]: World War One Naval Recruiting Album

      (Westerley, Rhode Island), 1918. Fine. Small oblong octavo. Approximately 7" x 4.75". Leather over thick card with "Pleasant Recollections" in gilt impressed on front wrap. 48 gelatin silver photographs measuring 5.5" x 3.75", not obviously captioned although one partially detached photo reveals a detailed caption on the verso. Partial newspaper clipping laid in. Fine. A very nice and focused album devoted to the Naval recruiting effort in the first half of 1918. The album shows billboards, posters, and parades all focused on recruiting for the Navy. Several images are of cars with banners promotin sentiments including, "Boys join now. Don't wait until you are drafted." A few images show recruiting posters, including one of an officer pointing and holding the famous poster by John Montgomery Flagg of a comely lass in a Navy uniform declaring "I Want You for the Navy." Others show a Navy recruiting office, several show sailors on parade, one with a float of a cardboard German submarine called the U.C. USinkum, and another of a cardboard tank. Perhaps the last quarter of the images are of sailors either on shipboard, posing in horse and buggy or in a car, and with officers. An exceptionally pleasing album, with nice images and a central theme.

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        [Photo Album]: A World War I Soldiers Photo Album of his Adventures from Before he Entered the War, 1916 to 1918

      Oakland, California, 1918. Very Good. Oblong quarto measuring 11.5" x 7". String-tied black leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 161 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 2.5" x 1.5" and 6" x 3.5" with some captions. Rubbing, bumped corners, and spotting thus very good with fine photographs.This photo album features a group of young men and their adventures together during 1916 through 1918 in Oakland, California. Several of the same young men are seen in group photos or standing and smiling together. In some photos the men are seen riding or posed next to motorcycles with "best ones" written below. A few pictures feature their girlfriends on "Picnic days" out in parks or around the city. The album focuses on one of the young men, Charles Vanina, as he is seen in most of the photos wearing a huge grin sometimes arm in arm with his girlfriend, Olympia Elaine Goodman. The last few pages are of the young couple out in the country on a farm. Also included are a few small newspaper clippings, one of which is titled, "Airman Tells Life in Italy" which includes accounts from U.S. Airman living in Italy during World War I. The Airman is Clarence M. Smith who went to Oakland's Polytechnic College of Engineering and talks about passing his first flying brevet. Smith is presumably one of the men in this photo album or a friend. Other clippings reference the college's engineering club winning competitions and several clippings about Vanina going off to war in the Engineer Corps. Vanina was the Assistant City Building Inspector for Oakland until he was drafted in the war. One clipping writes that the position of Building Inspector had not been filled when Vanina left for the war.A photo album featuring several young men and their adventures in and around Oakland together during World War I.

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        Photo album]: Photos and Ephemera from a Young Soldier's Experiences in World War I.

      P. Bacon Richardson, (New York 1918 - Small quarto. 63pp. Brown quarter cloth with tan paper covered boards with an illustrated paper label titled "In The Great War." Some marks, edgewear, and waviness on the boards with foxing on the pages, else very good with fine photographs. A young soldier's war album from 1918-1919 during World War I. Filled with various ephemera including newspaper articles, a postcard, event invitations to welcome back soldiers from war, a business card, and 9 sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs ranging in size from 3" x 2" and 5.5" x 3.25"Although the photographs are not labeled, the album most likely belonged to New York native Lieutenant Herbert S. Conant whose name appears on various pieces of ephemera. A postcard is addressed to his mother and a full newspaper article featuring his experiences is also in the album. The article prints a letter Conant sent his mother "Young Trojan Lieutenant Recounts Exciting Experiences -- How 105th Infantry Section Held Line When Nearly Surrounded -- Two Hoosick Falls Boys Captured Forty-two Germans -- Prisoners Who Formerly Lived in America -- Among the Wounded." In Conant's letter he writes of his experiences in the trenches and losing fellow comrades "I gave most of my food and water to wounded men. Late that afternoon some litters came in and we gathered up the men who were still alive out in 'no-mans land' and brought them in." Several pictures of soldiers are cut from a newspaper featuring an article about Brooklyn's "Welcome Home" parade. It shows the soldiers marching through Washington Square, the wounded looking up at their more fortunate comrades, and carrying a flag with "Nearly 2,000 gold stars for the boys of the 27th who sleep in France." The album's layout features a printed illustration of a soldier on every page with a title listed and space for a photograph. The pages depict the regular struggles and daily life of a soldier with titles like, "Before the War," "In Training," "Wounded," "In Prison Camp," and "Returned Home." The photos lack captions but there are a couple photos of the young soldier, presumably Lieutenant Herbert S. Conant. One shows him dressed in a football uniform and another depicts him in his uniform with his mother and father. An interesting collection of news and photographs from a soldier in World War I and his experience in the war. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        EIN FLUG AUF DEN MARSPLANETEN UND EINE REISE UM DEN MARS. DIE WUNDERWELT UND DAS LEBEN AUF DEM MARSPLANETEN ... MIT EINEM ANHANG: DER WELTKRIEG AUF DEM MARS UND SEINE FRIEDENSERGEBNISSE

      Berlin: Freia-Verlag, 1918.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-99 [100], early marbled boards with brown cloth shelf back, a facsimile of the printed front wrapper of the original paper binding is affixed to the front panel. First edition. A journey to Mars where Martians, after experiencing a conflagration similar to Earth's first world war, have established a sophisticated society devoted to eternal peace and harmony. In 100 JAHRE DEUTSCHEE ZUKUNFT. EIN KURZER PHANTASTISCH-HISTORISCHER RUCKBLICK AUS DEM JAHR 2021 (1913), Heinrichka's earlier book depicting an imaginary future, Germany defeats England in a war and extracts severe reparations, while here, after Germany's defeat in a real war, he warns that a harsh treaty would be unfair to the morally superior Germans who were not the "real" instigators of the war. Fisher, Fantasy and Politics: Visions of the Future in the Weimar Republic, p. 105. Lexikon 1, pp. 114-5. Bloch (2002) 1435. Not in Nagl. A very good copy. (#152259)

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        Plakat. Zeichne! 5 Prozent Deutsche Reichsanleihe Stücke. Original-Lithographie.

      Berlin, Kunstanstalt Weylandt. 1918 - 72 x 47 cm. Gefaltet. Minimalste Gebrauchsspuren im äusseren Rand, sonst hervorragend erhalten. Aufruf zur Zeichnung der 9. Kriegsanleihe. 1. Weltkrieg.

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        Kak eto bylo

      - Moscow, 1918. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4". [2]ff., 68pp. Portrait (with tissue guard). Original wrappers, some chipping at edges and bottom of backstrip. Browned. Collated and complete. WITH: "The Shingarev diary. A. I. Shingarev. How it was: The Peter and Paul Fortress 27-XI-17 - 5-I-18 . Translated by Felicity Ashbee and Irina Tidmarsh." ([Royal Oak, Michigan]: Strathcona Publishing Co., 1978). A Russian physician, politician, and reformer, Shingarev was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress from November 27, 1917, until January 5, 1918, the period covered by this diary. On January 5, Shingarev and Fedor Fedorovich Kokoshkin were moved from the prison to the hospital where they were murdered early the next morning. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Guide to the Spoken Arabic of Mesopotamia

      Baghdad: Dar-es-Salaam Press,, 1918. Duodecimo (120 × 81 mm). Original paper boards, red cloth backstrip, front board lettered in black. Rubbed and marked, fraying to backstrip, upper outer corners of boards extensively worn away, inner hinges sometime reinforced with paper, contents browned, final blank chipped. An extremely rare survival from the Mesopotamian Campaign or its immediate aftermath, no other copies traced in libraries, commerce or secondary sources. British forces entered Baghdad in March 1917; the final defeat of the Ottoman Forces came with the Battle of Sharqat, north of Baghdad, in October the following year. "E. R. C. P." and the author of the preface, "J. N. M." frustratingly elude positive identification, though the name of the second author, unless an Anglicisation of Musa, contains a tantalising suggestion of British reliance on Iraq's significant Jewish population in order to establish control in the wake of the Ottoman expulsion, the whole state of affairs alluded to only laconically in the preface: "it is believed that a large number of people of the British race desire to learn the Spoken Arabic of Mesopotamia". In fact the British drafted in large numbers from the Indian Civil Service who were likely to have knowledge of the region and its languages; another guide, Mesopotamian Arabic, by one Naoum Seresser (possibly an Iraqi Christian), was published the same year in Bombay. The present work comprises sections on useful vocabulary, conjugation of verbs, and useful phrases and sentences, all transliterated into Latin characters, evidently aimed at those with little prior knowledge of Arabic. There was an Arabic press named Dar al-Salaam active in Baghdad in the mid-19th century; library records yield many Arabic works published with the same imprint from 1922 (i.e. after the suppression of the Iraqi revolt) to 1930 and occasionally thereafter.

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        Village of Dagestan.

      c 1918 - Charcoal on paper (47 x 63 cm), signed. Large view of a Dagestan village opening from the terrace of a traditional house. It was drawn by a Ukrainian born artist in the historically important period for this Caucasian region when it enjoyed a short-lived independence. Located in the North Caucasus, Dagestan came under full Russian control at the end of the Russo-Persian War in 1828. However, the Empire struggled to retain control over the ethnically diverse region and in 1917 Dagestan, Ingushetia and Chechnya declared independence from Russia and formed a single state "United Mountain Dwellers of the North Caucasus". The capital of the new state was moved to Temir-Khan-Shura in Dagestan. The state existed only for four years until in 1921 Russians occupied the country to incorporate it into the newly created Soviet state. Lochakow studied painting in Odessa, later fighting as an officer in the Russian Army during the First World War. He settled in Paris in 1920 and exhibited his works in various Salons. Living in seclusion and suffering from ill health, he died in 1941. The drawing comes from a private collection of Sarkis Boghossian and was published in his monumental work "Armenian Iconography" that gathers ____ prints and drawings on the subject. Boghossian's biography resembles a thriller novel. Born in 1921 in a small Armenian village in today's Turkey, Boghossian was taken to Marseille at the age of six by his family that fled famine and oppression. Passionate about art, poetry and Armenian culture, he chose a career of bookseller. In 1967 Boghossian opened a rare bookshop in Paris, "Le XIXe siècle", specialising in rare books and engravings related to Armenia. In autumn 1998 the French booksellers' community woke up to shocking news that Boghossian had been found dead in his Parisian flat, tortured and murdered, with a number of valuable books missing from the apartment. Police quickly traced the murderer, who, however, hardly resembled the idea one may have of an assassin. He was a French bookseller of Turkish origin and a renowned scholar with a PhD from Sorbonne specialising in Ottoman and Armenian history. He was apparently in dispute with Boghossian over a number of rare books that the latter kept as a guarantee against a cash loan. The bookseller was arrested and subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison just when he was due to give a lecture at a conference in Nice titled "The Armenian merchants in the Mediterranean in the eighteenth century". Sarkis Boghossian "Armenian Iconography II" reproduces No. 889 p.151 - Paris, 1998. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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