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

      Bayer: Wehrmann, 1918.. Portfolio. (45 x 35cm). Introduction and title list. 15 only (of 20) coloured lithographs. Titles and artist's name in pencil to margins. 14 plates with drawing-pin holes or nicks to each corner margin. One plate (Heu Ernte bei den Stellungen) has margin cut down (and no pin holes), but retains title and artist's name in pencil. This plate also has light fold crease across centre. Plates loosely inserted in portfolio, cover illustrated in b/w, with original ties. Portfolio with grey and white illustrated pastedowns and fold-overs. Portfolio paper backstrip professionally repaired with cloth (saving inner decorated paper). Fold-over hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lithographs bright and clean. Beautiful impressions of soldiering, farming, nursing, cameraderie in the front line during the first world war. Please feel free to ask for digital images of plates.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books]
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        The People of Tipi Sapa (The Dakotas): Tipi Sapa Mitaoyate Kin

      Morehouse Publishing Co. Milwaukee: Morehouse Publishing Co.. (1918). First. First edition. Foreword by Hugh Latimer Burlson. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tears and very shallow loss at the crown. Tipi Sapa was the Indian name of the Rev. Philip Joseph Deloria, son of Saswe, the medicine man, of the Standing Rock Reservation for the Yankton Sioux. Tipi Sapa was also the grandfather of the writer Vine Deloria, Jr. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Joan and Peter. The Story of an Education.

      Cassell and Company, London 1918. First edition. 748 pages. Publisher's green cloth in orig. wrappers with a few nicks and minor tears to the backstrip. Bookplate inserted: "From the Library/ of/ Thomas Hardy, O.M./ Max Gate".. Inscribed on the half title leaf: "To Thomas Hardy/ & Hommage/ H.G. Wells

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        Alte Denkmäler aus Syrien, Palästina und Westarabien.

      100 Tafelsn mit bewschriebendem Text. Veröffentlich aus Befehl von Ahmed Djemal Pascha, Führer der vierten türkischen Armee. [+ Title in arabic.] Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1918. Folio. (105) ll.+ 100 plates with photographs. Publ. red linen, slightly faded spine. German-Arabic parallell text. Photographs from the collection of the archaologist Dr. Theodor Wiegand (1864-1936), founder of the Pergamon museum in Berlin. The photos shown monuments in Aleppo, Baalbek, Damaskus, Gerasa, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Petra etc

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        PERHAPPSY CHAPS

      1918. 1. THOMPSON,RUTH PLUMLY. THE PERHAPPSY CHAPS. Chic: Volland (1918). 8vo, pictorial boards, a few tiny pinholes on rear outer joints else Fine. 1st ed.of this VOLLAND HAPPY CHILDREN BOOK. A fairy-fantasy written in verse. Illustrated by ARTHUR HENDERSON with beautiful pictorial covers, pict. ep's plus many lovely full and partial page color illustrations. A wonderful book. Rare.

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        The Springtide of Life. Poems of Childhood by Algernon Charles Swinburne

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION, number 354 of only 765 copies signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham. Beautifully illustrated collection of Swinburne's children's poems, with nine mounted colored plates and 52 black and white drawings. London: William Heinemann, 1918. Quarto, original half vellum over parchment boards with gilt designs. Some soiling to endpapers, binding with only the slightest soiling; an exceptionally clean copy.

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        U.P. TRAIL

      1918. GREY, Zane. THE U.P. TRAIL. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918). First edition. Inscribed by Grey on the dedication page; although we cannot read the recipient's name. Frontispiece illustration by A. Farrington Elwell. Octavo, gilt-stamped dark green cloth. This is a worn and tired copy, in as-is condition (the binding is rubbed, solied and stained along the fore-edge; there is some ink-stamping of 1918 dates on the front pastedown and half-title) but inscribed by the author.

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        John Pory's lost description of Plymouth Colony in the earliest days of the Pilgrim Fathers.

      Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York, 1918. xxiv + 65pp + folding plates. Ltd. ed., no. 135 of 365 copies. Very fine in original green cloth in worn slip case. Includes folding facsimiles of Capt. John Smith's issue of Norwood's map as published in 1624 and also Norwood's map published in 1626.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        English Fairy Tales. Retold by... Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1918.. First edition, 8vo, (x), 341, (1, 2 advertisement) pp. 16 colour plates with captioned tissues plus black and white illustrations in the text, some occasional light foxing to text leaves. Modern scarlet morocco, a.e.g., gilt rules and spine. A handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Pour hater la Victoire et pour nous revoir bientot, Souscrivez!

      Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris Paris: Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris, 1918. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph, linen-backed. Poster measures 47" x 31.5". French World War I poster. Two women, one Alsatian and the other from Lorraine, representing France's plea for war bond investment. Wear and slight losses along edges.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Orville Wright Dinner of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. July 17, 1918 - Dayton, Ohio.

      Dayton, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1918. Lex8vo. In the original printed wrappers. Orville Wright's copy, with "From the private library of Orville Wright. Coexecutor" stamped to verso of front wrapper and signed by "H.S. Miller", the coexecutor. A very fine and clean copy, near mint. Illustrated. 32 pp.. Scarce first printing, Orwille Wright's own copy, of the printed program for the dinner held to honor Orville Wright at the "Orville Wright Dinner of the Society of Automotive Engineers" in Dayton, Ohio. 1000 members and guests attended the dinner, including: then-SAE president Charles Kettering; future SAE president Charles M. Manly; Major-General W.L. Kenly, director of military aeronautics of the United States Army; and Dr. S.W. Stratton, director of the Bureau of Standards."The speeches were received with utmost enthusiasm," reported an article printed in the 1918 SAE Transactions. "Those present realized they were taking part in a historic occasion. The guest of honor, Mr. Wright, was introduced and bowed in response to a tumultuous ovation."The program contains three previously published articles:"The Wright Brothers' Aeroplane", published in 1908, which "is the first popular account of their experiments prepared by the inventors. Their accounts heretofore have been brief statements of bare accomplishments, without explanation of the manner in which results were attained. The article will be found of special interest, in view of the fact that they have contracted to deliver to the United States Government a complete machine, the trials of which are expected to take place about the time of the appearance of this number" (The edition of the paper)."How We Made the First Flight", published in 1903, which is Orville Wright's own account of the first powered, sustained, controlled flight. "Some Aeronautical Experiments", published in 1901, which is Wilbur Wright's account of the brothers' achievements up to that point, the most recent being the successful flights of a manned glider at the Kill Devil Hills, four miles south of Kitty Hawk

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        American Expeditionary Forces Tank Corps Archive

      Camp Colt, PA and France: Fletcher, Private Robert G., 1918. This is a terrific grouping of World War I postal history from Private Robert G. Fletcher of Birmingham, Alabama that documents the birth of the U.S. Army's Armor Branch. Highlights of this collection of 16 postcards and covers with letters include two rare Treat 'Em Rough envelopes, one rare Treat 'Em Rough letterhead, one rare Tank Corps Camp Colt envelope, one rare AEF Christmas package mailing coupon, and two scarce American Red Cross 'postal' handstamps. Private Fletcher's dog tags are included as well. Fletcher was drafted in March of 1918, and by early May he had reported to Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for training in the soon to be formed Tank Corps commanded by Major Dwight D. Eisenhower. Upon deployment, he was assigned to C Company, 302nd Tank Battalion, a unit equipped with heavy British Mark VI tanks. In France, the 302nd trained in Langre (near Bourg) at the AEF's Tank Center commanded by Captain George S. Patton. Following the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Fletcher was reassigned to the 344th Tank Battalion, which was equipped with light French Renault tanks. Censorship was apparently very strict in the Tank Corps as Fletcher's letters are mostly requests for additional mail from home and provide little insight into unit operations. . Letters. Very Good.

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        Instructions for the Care and Operation of Model A-I-E Hispano-Suiza Aeronautical Engines. Birkigt Patents. Instruction Book, November 1918. Series No. 7A

      New Brunswick, NJ: Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Fair with no dust jacket. 1918. Hardcover. Cracked hinges, sound binding. Clean but age-darkened pages. Cloth over boards is heavily soiled with edge rubbing, bumped corners. Gilt lettering on front is still bright. Fold-out diagrams are generally in good condition except for Plate 28, Oil Circulation System, which is torn along some creases and which also has several closed tears. ; Rare operating manual for an important engine in early aviation. The Hispano-Suiza played an important role in air warfare in World War I, which was ongoing at the time of publication. Illustrated with black and white diagram drawings, some in two-color, and black and white photographic reproductions throughout. Section on World War I flying Aces whose aircraft were powered by the Hispano-Suiza engine. ; 7.75" tall; 240 pages .

      [Bookseller: Cat's Cradle Books]
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        Heavenly Bridegrooms: An Unintentional Contribution to the Erotogenetic Interpretation of Religion

      New York: n.p., 1918. Wraps. Very good. Yes. 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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        The F - 5L FLYING BOAT HANDBOOK. Navy Department. Bureau of Construction and Repair. December, 1918

      Washington:: Government Printing Office,. 1918.. 8" x 4-7/8". 1st edition. 47, [1 (blank)] pp.. Brown muslin cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to front board.. Light-to-average wear. Prior owner signature & address label [to. t.p. lower margin] of George Page Jr. A VG+ copy of a rare early-. aviation manual.. This manual "is designed to give the most satisfactory method of unpacking and assembling the model F-5L flying boat, together with information and suggestions which may prove valuable in its care and maintenance." [Introduction]. The F-5L was "a variant of the Felixstowe F.5 that was designed by Commander John C. Porte of the Royal Navy. This US version had Liberty engines, which were noted in its designation with the letter "L". 138 F-5Ls were produced by the United States Navy's Naval Aircraft Factory: 60 by Curtiss, and 30 by Canadian Aeroplanes of Toronto. ... In April 1919, one of these F-5L flying boats, flown by Lieutenant H. B. Grow, set a flight endurance record of 20 hours and 19 minutes." ["Ancient Seaplanes"]. Page a rather well-known individual in the aviation industry, taking his first solo flight in 1913, was one of the first to fly scheduled planes to foreign destinations as a pilot for American Trans-Oceanic [1920-21], and "who in 1943 became Director of Engineering for the entire airplane division of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. From his headquarters in St. Louis, he was credited with designing some sixty models for the company. Perhaps his most celebrated achievement was the C-46 "Commando," the cargo-carrying bulwark of the war effort." [Horgan, City of Flight]. . Illustrated with 57 figures/images, many from b/w photographs; 10 are fold-out diagrams at rear.

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        MOBILIZING WOMAN-POWER. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      New York:: The Womans Press,. 1918.. Crown 8vo. 1st edition. 195 pp. Appendix ('Documents Used in Women's War-Work in England and France').. Light brown vertically-ribbed cloth stamped in blue, with a decorative frame surrounding the front board title stamping.. A solid VG copy (spine slightly darkened, with blue lettering a bit. dull/minor extremity wear).. Blatch the daughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who followed in her mother's footsteps by also becoming a leader in the late 19th/early 20th C. women's movement, a writer and an advocate for labor reform. Blatch is credited with reviving & modernizing a suffrage movement which, by the beginning of the 20th century, was listless & flagging; she is also credited with motivating its evolution from a mostly middle & upper class movement to one which exhibited a concern for rights of working women, primarily by her 1907 launching of the Equality League of Self- Supporting Women which held open-air meetings & inaugurated the first suffrage parades. Blatch's style was radical in nature, combining a militant civil disobedience with political activism. The synergy generated her personal energy, daring & political savvy spurred the Suffrage movement on, aiding it in achieving its goal of enfranchising American women with the 1920 passage of the Constitution's 19th Amendment. With the coming of WWI, Blatch directed her formidable personality & energies to aiding the war effort, and this book was written in such a spirit- it describes the European female contribution to fighting the Hun, & exhorts their American counterparts to do no less [NAW, Vol. I]. . Illustrated with a Frontis & 12 inserted plates.

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        Gammelt sølv i Stavanger Amt. Katalog over Stavanger Museums sølvutstilling 1916 og de stavangerske guldsmeders historie.

      Stavanger 1918. 4to. Fargetr. frontispiece, rikt illustr. i s/h. Mange gullsmedstempler. Samt. skb. m. opph. bånd. Pen

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        La Tempête [The Tempest]

      L'Édition D'Art, Paris, 1918. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Edmond Dulac. Finely rebound in a half leather art deco binding of gilt ruled green morocco with geometrical inlays on the spine of red and blue morocco, in a marbled slipcase edged in leather. Undated ca. 1918, with 40 tipped in plates by Dulac, one loose but present. Pages are very slightly browned, otherwise unmarked. Lightly rubbed on the spine, hinges and corners; slipcase worn at edges. Bookplate to a front endpaper. First Illustrated Edition, or first by this illustrator and in this format. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Edmond Dulac. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040312. .

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        Flora of Bermuda.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1918. xi + 585pp + coloured frontispiece. 1st ed., a very clean copy in fine original cloth. A scholarly work with many line drawings in text.

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        Chamber Music

      B.W. Huebsch NY: B.W. Huebsch. 1918. First (Authorized) Amer. Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good. First authorized Ameican edition, 1918. Cloth hardbound in dust jacket, clean unmarked text, unpaginated. Very Good+ copy in Fair only dust jacket, owner's ink-signature to front pastedown, light off-setting to the endpapers, most minor rubbing to the book's spine-ends, dust jacket in pieces but enclosed in a mylar protector so that it looks nearly complete (though the dust jacket's spine is lacking), mild soil/discoloration to dust jacket, wear to tips and edges of dust jacket with some loss. Rare in dust jacket. Slocum and Cahoon A6. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Affaire Bola-Pacha, 68 Croquis d'Audience par Sem

      1918. Sem [Gorsat (Goursat), Georges (1863-1934)]. Affaire Bola-Pacha: 68 Croquis d'Audience par Sem. [Paris: S.n., c. 1918]. 68 lithographic images on 24 sheets and a sheet of captions in a printed wrapper housed in a printed folder. 12-1/2" x 10." From a signed edition of 300 on Arches paper, this number 283. Light soiling and edgewear to outer folder, a few minor tears along fold lines, short minor tear to spine of inner folder, light stain to caption sheet, plates fine. * The Bolo Pasha affair involved a French traitor, Paul Bolo, who convinced the Egyptian Khedive (Viceroy), Abbas Hilmi, to sponsor an anti-war movement in France through the press using from German sources. (Granted the title Pasha by the Khedive, Bolo renamed himself Bolo Pasha.) Convicted of treason, he was executed by a firing squad in April 1918. Sem's caricatures portray the judge, defendant, witnesses and judges at various points in the trial. Gorsat, or Goursat, was a French caricaturist and illustrator active from the late nineteenth century to 1934. His lasting fame rests on his depictions of French ruling class and French high society during the Belle Epoque. He was a regular contributor to the leading French periodicals, produced albums of caricatures depicting current events and social life and designed several path-breaking advertisements. His work is highly esteemed today.

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        THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE

      1918. hardcover. Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE. London: Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. [1918]. Original light brown paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay. <p>First Edition of this tale which Beatrix Potter adapted from Aesop&#39;s "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"; she dedicated it "To Aesop in the shadows." One of her later tales, it is one of the few tales for which the first edition title page is undated.</p> <p>Much has been made of the presence or absence of the "N" in "LONDON" on the title page (this copy <i>does</i> have the "N"). The first printing, which was done in 1918, had some copies with the "N" and some without it; it has been surmised, for example by Linder, that the first copies off the press lacked the "N", meaning that it was added during the print run; however, it is just as possible that the "N" dropped off during the print run. Either way, which copies were the first to be printed has no bearing on which copies were the first to be published (issued to the public).</p> <p><u>This is a fine copy</u> (one tiny hint of wear at a corner, but otherwise as nice as one could hope for). Linder p. 430; Quinby 25.</p> BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN, CHILDREN&#39;S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12124)

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        THE TALE OF JOHNNY TOWN-MOUSE. In glassine wrapper.

      London, Warne & Co., (1918).. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (1918), IN RARE WRAP-AROUND PRINTED GLASSINE BAND. 12mo, 142 x 107 mm, 5 5/8 x 4¼ inches, grey boards, colour plate onlaid, lettered white on upper cover and spine, 85 pages, frontispiece and 26 colour plates printed 1 side only. Tiny split at top of both hinges, maximum 5 mm, (¼ inch), 10 mm closed tear on upper hinge with 2 mm (1/10") chip to paper on spine, 25 mm, (1") split at tail of lower hinge, corners very slightly worn. Neat ink inscription on verso front endpaper dated Xmas 1918, a few very minor marks to margins, contents very nice. A very good copy in the ORIGINAL PRINTED GLASSINE ADVERTISING RUNNER, 420 x 85 mm (16½ x 3 1/3 inches) unfolded size, strip missing at top of rear inner flap with loss of 'Ideal Little Books' and part of 'Shelf' (should read: ?The Ideal Case For Ideal Little Books/Peter Rabbit?s Book Shelf?), part of 1 line address of Warne missing also at lower edge of front flap, two 10 mm pieces missing on spine which is unprinted, few tiny chips and short closed tear to top edge, narrow strip missing at lower edge of upper panel, just affecting last line of text but still easily readable. Quinby (page 90) describes a ?Glazed paper advertising runner? which is the same size as ours and whose text is identical to ours except for the front panel which reads ?New Volume For 1918?/The Tale of Johnny Townmouse?, whereas ours announces: 'The Latest Volume/The Tale of Johnny Townmouse'. The runner is very scarce, (no copy with the ?advertising runner? in the Frohnsdorff collection). The front flap lists 3 Potter titles and 2 Painting Books, the rear flap lists the Bookshelf and Peter Rabbit's Slippers. 30,000 copies of the first printing ot this title were published and the first copies off the press lack the ?N? on London on the title page, in this copy the ?N? is present but the inscription ?Xmas 1918? indicates a first printing as the second printing did not appear until June 1919. (see Linder page 430). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The GREAT SIOUX TRAIL. A Story of Mountain and Plain. The Great West Series #1

      New York:: D. Appleton & Co.,. 1918.. Crown 8vo. 1st edition. Not in Smith. [10], 340, [2] pp. Last page blank.. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering & pictorial onlay to front board. Dust jacket.. VG+ (sq & tight)/VG (some chipping @ spine ends/other general wear).. Frontis & 3 inserted color plates by Charles L. Wrenn.

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        The Mistress of Vision

      Sussex, Douglas Pepler,, 1918. Together with a commentary by the Rev. John O&#39; Connor S. T. P. and with a preface by Father Vincent McNabb, O.P. Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed grey boards. With the dust jacket. With 3 woodcuts by Eric Gill. An excellent copy in the restored dust jacket. First published in wrappers in the same year this is the scarce case bound issue, with the extra woodcut on the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LA BEFFA DI BUCCARI con aggiunti LA CANZONE DEL QUARNARO, il catalogo dei trenta di Buccari, il Cartello manoscritto e due carte marine

      Milano Treves 1918 6° Pagine 70 Brossura editoriale illustrata da De Carolis. 3 tavole ripiegate fuori testo: facsimile autografo del "Cartello" lasciato in mare come testimonianza della beffa + 2 carte della penisola dell'Istria. Prima impressione (1 a 7 migliaio) dell'edizione originale. Cfr. De medici 95; Guabello 256; Vecchioni 57, Falqui 36. Ottimo esemplare impreziosito dalla dedica autografa di D'Annunzio datata Venezia 1918.

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        WILD FLOWER CHILDREN

      1918. 1. VOLLAND. WILD FLOWER CHILDREN: the little playmates of the fairies by Elizabeth Gordon. Chicago: Volland (1918, no other printings listed). 8vo, green pictorial boards, fine IN ORIGINAL BOX (box rubbed on corners, light soil). A Volland Nature Children Book and companion to Mother Earth's Children etc., this is illustrated by JANET LAURA SCOTT with pictorial endpapers plus color illustrations on every page depicting wonderful humanized wildflower fairies. This is an excellent copy of an extremely scarce Volland title.

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        The Madman. His Parables and Poems

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1918. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine and front cover, black topstain. Three two-tone illustrated plates from drawings by the author. Bookseller&#39;s ticket of Priscilla Guthrie, Pittsburgh. Ends of spine and edges of boards rubbed, gilt somewhat dulled and a few marks to covers, wormhole at fore-edge of the leaves affecting the margins p.25-62, hinge a little cracked near the rear. A good copy withal. First edition, first impression, of Gibran&#39;s first Knopf title. A few sparse and thoughtful annotations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Peacock Pie signed presentation copy

      London: Constable. NF/NONE. 1918. 1st English Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20, 42. Lovely example of this scarce book and quite unique as it has excellent provenance as a presentation copy. It has been signed twice; once on the front end page: "Walter de la Mare 1929", and also a Christmas card, with the text being "The Hostage" by de la Mare, has been tipped into the book between the verso of the front end page and the half-title page, and signed and inscribed: "Walter de la Mare with all good wishes, for Samuel Heiman". Samuel Heiman&#39;s small bookplate is also present on the front pastedown, and the title page has been embossed "Presentation Copy" in the upper corner (presumably by de la Mare). Mr. Heiman was a famous book collector living in New York City in the early 1900s who was noted for always wanting to get personal inscriptions from authors he enjoyed and collected. Part of his collection was sold off in a sale of books &#39;from the library of R. E. Blackshaw, Chicago, and Samuel Heiman, New York&#39; held the end of April 1926 by the American Art Association, Inc. The book is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt printing and outlining on the front panel. It has just a tiny fraction of spine slant and a touch of shelfwear to spine ends and corners, but otherwise is in excellent condition: clean, tight, and has no previous owner writing in it. The binding cloth is protected by a clear removable mylar cover. Poetry, divided into the following &#39;divisions&#39; with several poems in each section: Up and Down, Boys and Girls, Three Queer Tales, Places and People, Beasts, Witches and Fairies, Earth and Air, and Songs. ; 8" x 6"; 122 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Expressionismus. Die Kunstwende.

      Verlag der Sturm, Berlin 1918. 4°. 142 pages. Richly illustrated, partly with original woodcuts. With 4 tipped-in colour plates (orig. lino-cuts and woodcuts by Rudolf Bauer (2), Jacoba van Heemskerk and Arnold Topp). Inserted: Herwath Walden: Heeresmarsch für August Stramm. Musical tune on folded sheet. Publisher's coth-backed illustrated boards (designed by William Wauer). Slight wear to paper-coating of spine-ends. Otherwise a fine copy

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        English Fairy Tales

      London, Macmillan & Co.,, 1918. Quarto. Finely Bound by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath in full blue levant morocco, gilt title and box design to spine, raised bands, gilt rule and ornate gilt panel design to boards, gilt decorated inner dentelles, marbled endpapers,all edges gilt. Frontispiece, 15 tipped in colour illustrations and many other monochrome illustrations throughout the text. Spine slightly sunned otherwise in fine condition Signed Limited Edition. One of 500 copies. Signed by Rackham.

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        Springtide of Life, The

      1918. A Joy to All Sensitive People for Years and Years to Come"Limited to 750 Copies Signed by the ArtistBeautifully Bound by Christopher Lewis[LEWIS, Christopher, binder]. [RACKHAM, Arthur, artist]. SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. The Springtide of Life. Poems of Childhood by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With a Preface by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London" William Heineemann, (1918). Limited to 765 copies signed and numbered by the artist, this being copy no. 580. Large quarto (11 x 8 3/4 in; 284 x 224 mm). ix, [1], 132, [2] pp. Nine full color tipped-in plates with captioned tissue guards, fifty-two black and white drawings. Bound c. early 1970s by Chris Lewis in full emerald morocco. Gilt-ruled border. Gilt frame enclosing a pictorial onlay of multi-colored morocco with painted highlights that reproduces the frontispiece. Gilt decorated compartments. Gilt rolled edges. Gilt rolled turn-ins. Top edge gilt. A fresh, crisp, fine copy. Housed in a later custom drop-back clamshell box.The signed limited edition contains one extra colored plate that is not found in the trade edition - the frontispiece."[Rackham&#39;s] drawings for Swinburne&#39;s poems of childhood, The Springtide of Life&#133;attracted the admiration of Edmund Gosse, who expressed his appreciation in a preface and told Rackham personally (18th October 1918: &#39;This volume will not merely be the best book of the present art-season, but a joy to all sensitive people for years and years to come&#39;" (Hudson, Arthur Rackham His Life and Work, p. 108)."As the close of his life approached, Swinburne frequently expressed his intention to extract from his various volumes those poems which were addressed to children, or were descriptive of child-life, and to publish them in a separate collection. He died without having found occasion to carry out this plan, and he left no directions with regard to the way in which it ought to be done&#133; One reason why Swinburne never brought out such a collection was his failure to find an artist who could interpret to his satisfaction the simplicity and freshness of his verses. We are fortunate in having secured, in Mr. Arthur Rackham, one whose delicate and romantic fancy is in sensitive harmony with Swinburne&#39;s, and who understands, no less than he did, how "Heaven lies about us in our infancy." (Edmund Gosse),Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, incorporating innovative painted highlights for heightened dramatic visual effect.Lattimore and Haskell pp. 48-49.

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        Judische Graphiker aus der Zeit von 1625-1825

      Der Zirkel Berlin: Der Zirkel, 1918. Hardcover. g. One of the most important works on Jewish art, written by the prominent Jewish writer and art collector Salli Kirschstein (1869-1935): "Kirschstein, who was born in Kolmar, Poland, became a prominent merchant in Berlin. He was active in Jewish affairs and as a director of the "Juedischer Volksverein" did much to help foreign Jews living in Germany during World War I. Kirschstein was an expert on Jewish art and wrote articles on the subject for many publications. His main work in this field was a study of Jewish engravers, Juedische Graphiker aus der Zeit von 1625-1825 (1818)." [This Work] (Quoted from the Encyclopedia Judaica, vol. 10: 1051) Folio. 72pp. 1/4 mottled gray cloth over green paper covered boards with white lettering and illustration. Green label to spine. Green endpapers. Top edge green. Copy with stamp of "Offenbach archive". Title vignette. Lithographic frontispiece. Title page with black and red lettering. Landmark work on Jewish Graphics and Fine Arts. With biographical information and reproduction of images by Salomon Italia, Salomon Benett, B.H. Bendix, Abramson the Younger, and the Henschel Brothers. Magnificently illustrated with 72 full-page captioned b/w facsimiles of lithographs [not including frontispiece], numbered I to LX [1 to 60), including one fold-out plate of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem [plate XII = plate 12]. The additional plates are: XIIa, XVIIa, XVIIb, XXVIa, XXVIIIa, XXXVIIIa, XXXVIIIb, XXXVIIIc, XLVIa, XLVIIa, LIIa, and LVIIa. [12a, 17a, 17b, 26a, 28a, 38a, 38b, 38c, 46a, 47a, 52a and 57a]. Plates XXXV, XXXVIIIa and XXXVIIIb [35, 38a and 38b] are printed on pink background, all the others on white. Age wear to binding. Water staining to lower half of cover, causing rippling. Lettering at cover and spine label faded. Internally very clean and tight throughout. No foxing or staining. Tightly bound. In German. Cover in fair, book in very good condition.

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        Original lithographed poster: Helft! Den braven Soldaten, die auf der Ruckfahrt nach der heimat...Soldatenratshilfe

      Berlin: Kunstanstalt Weylandt, [1918?]. Lithograph in colors, 72cm x 48cm (ca 28" x 19"). Small repaired tears to extremities; one larger repaired chip at bottom center; small losses at corners; Very Good - Grade B/B+. Archivally backed on linen. & & Oppenheim, who achieved equal fame as a typographer and printmaker, produced a number of posters for the relief of German WW1 veterans, many of whom were returning home to ruined domiciles and extreme poverty. The text reads: "Help! The worthy soldiers who pass through Berlin on their journey home, after severe privation, must be given support - remit money to the Soldiers&#39;; Council Assistance - the Berlin command will use it to give assistance to the needy! Speed is essential!" Signed in print by Otto Weis, Kommandant of Berlin; Otto Vollbehr, Director of the organization; and Rudolf Breitscheid, Interim Minister of the Interior. These latter two signatures will be of some interest to collectors: Breitscheid was the son of a bookseller, and Wollbehr was among the greatest bibliophiles of his generation, amassing an important collection of incunabula which was purchased by the Library of Congress in 1929 for $1.5 million.

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        COURAGE!

      1918. MANSFIELD, Jr., Richard. COURAGE! NY, Moffat, Yard and Company (1918). Octavo. xii,67pp. First edition. Introduced, selected and arranged by Witter Bynner. With two autograph letters, signed, from the author to a Mr. Lee, who had requested a photograph of Mansfield for publication. Mansfield had provided photos of himself as Shylock (probably in a student production at Phillips Academy), and then a photo in uniform. The latter is the frontispiece of this his only collection of poems, published after his death at nineteen. Carefully polished, warm, and intelligent, they are a little in the elegiac spirit of Housman, perhaps by way of Witter Bynner, whose "Grenstone" poems are the subject of "A Lament for Arcady" (p.5). Here "Grenstone," a village in New Hampshire, is compared with "Barakeesh," the imaginary city of domes, spires and minarets which figures in the first group of poems. The second group is a compound of idealism, anger, yearning and finally disillusion about World War I. After he was refused service on account of his health (probably a faulty heart) he finally was accepted by the Aviation Signal Corps and served at Fort Terry, NJ. His friend and correspondent Jack Wright encouraged him to try the Air Force rather than the Machine Gun Corps, and referred to his "temperament and dramaticism" (See "A Poet of the Air. Letters of Jack Morris Wright, First Lt. of the American Aviation in France, 1917-1918." Boston, 1918). Mansfield, who was raised in New London, was the son of the famous actor and writer of the same name. A rare collection by a little- known soldier-poet, in blue boards with printed label. Spine deteriorated; ex-Phillips Academy Library.

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        LA BEFFA DI BUCCARI con aggiunti LA CANZONE DEL QUARNARO, il catalogo dei trenta di Buccari, il Cartello manoscritto e due carte marine

      Milano Treves 1918 6° Pagine 70 Brossura editoriale illustrata da De Carolis. 3 tavole ripiegate fuori testo: facsimile autografo del "Cartello" lasciato in mare come testimonianza della beffa + 2 carte della penisola dell'Istria. Prima impressione (1 a 7 migliaio) dell'edizione originale. Cfr. De medici 95; Guabello 256; Vecchioni 57, Falqui 36. Ottimo esemplare impreziosito dalla dedica autografa di D'Annunzio datata Venezia 1918.

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        Chanukah with Judah Maccabee and General Allenby in Jerusalem

      Cincinnati: A.B. Schayer, 1918. Very Good. Judah Maccabee, General Allenby, and Woodrow Wilson linked by a fascinating work of American Judaica & & Chanukah with Judah Maccabee and General Allenby in Jerusalem. Illustrated by M.M. Harris, San Francisco. Published by A.B. Schayer, Cincinnati, Ohio: 1918. Lithograph measures 10 inches x 13 inches. Very Good condition.& & This wonderfully graphic illustration commemorates the intersection of two momentous events in Jewish history. When General Sir Edmund Allenby&#146;s British forces liberated Jerusalem on December 9, 1917, it happily coincided with the annual celebration of Chanukah; as Judah Macabee liberated the Jews then, so it would seem Allenby did the same two millennia later. A portrait of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson is centered between the two panels in a position of honor uniting the two.& & WOODROW WILSON AND ISRAEL. In 1917 Lord Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothschild, stating that the British Government would facilitate the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people of Palestine [The Balfour Declaration]. President Wilson later enthusiastically expressed his support for the declaration when he stated: &#147;The allied nations with the fullest concurrence of our government and people are agreed that in Palestine shall be laid the foundations of a Jewish Commonwealth.&#148; It was not the first time that Wilson had revealed his admiration for the Jews, in fact he believed that the ancient Jewish nation provided a model for the American colonists: &#147;...in the spirit and essence of our Constitution, the influence of the Hebrew Commonwealth was paramount in that it was not only the highest authority for the principle, &#145;that rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God,&#146; but also because it was in itself a divine precedent for a pure democracy, as distinguished from monarchy, aristocracy or any other form of government.&#148; & & SIR EDMUND ALLENBY. In 1917, Allenby was given command of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and it is this command in the Middle East from which his fame derives. One of his first moves was to support T.E. Lawrence amongst the Arabs with two hundred thousand pounds a month. During his campaign against the Turks in Palestine he won The Third Battle of Gaza by surprising the defenders with an attack at Beersheba. His force pushed on towards Jerusalem where the Ottomans were beaten at Junction Station and the Holy City was liberated. Allenby entered Jerusalem on December 11, 1917, after having dismounted from his horse out of respect for the dignity of the place and its historic moment in time.& & This broadside, representing the 2000 year-old longing for an independent Jewish Homeland linking the Maccabees, Chanukah, General Allenby and President Woodrow Wilson is extremely rare and the first example which we have seen.

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        Peacock Pie signed presentation copy

      London: Constable. NF/NONE. 1918. 1st English Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20, 42. Lovely example of this scarce book and quite unique as it has excellent provenance as a presentation copy. It has been signed twice; once on the front end page: "Walter de la Mare 1929", and also a Christmas card, with the text being "The Hostage" by de la Mare, has been tipped into the book between the verso of the front end page and the half-title page, and signed and inscribed: "Walter de la Mare with all good wishes, for Samuel Heiman". Samuel Heiman&#39;s small bookplate is also present on the front pastedown, and the title page has been embossed "Presentation Copy" in the upper corner (presumably by de la Mare). Mr. Heiman was a famous book collector living in New York City in the early 1900s who was noted for always wanting to get personal inscriptions from authors he enjoyed and collected. Part of his collection was sold off in a sale of books &#39;from the library of R. E. Blackshaw, Chicago, and Samuel Heiman, New York&#39; held the end of April 1926 by the American Art Association, Inc. The book is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt printing and outlining on the front panel. It has just a tiny fraction of spine slant and a touch of shelfwear to spine ends and corners, but otherwise is in excellent condition: clean, tight, and has no previous owner writing in it. The binding cloth is protected by a clear removable mylar cover. Poetry, divided into the following &#39;divisions&#39; with several poems in each section: Up and Down, Boys and Girls, Three Queer Tales, Places and People, Beasts, Witches and Fairies, Earth and Air, and Songs. ; 8" x 6"; 122 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Tambours et Trompettes

      Paris: Devambez, editeur. First edition. n.d. (ca. 1918). Huge folio (13 x 17 inches) suite of ten superbly colored full-page illustrations loose, as issued, and a full-color illustrated title page by note French illustrator Guy Arnoux. Original color pictorial folding covers with ribbon ties. Limited to 475 numbered copies (#218), printed on laid paper, watermarked. Each plate very good condition, but contain remnants of plastic tape on verso of image not affecting images. Some minor marginal tearing of fragile paper. Binding spine sl. frayed and covers a little soiled. A remarkable survival. Exceedingly scarce and desirable graphic art by this exemplary French artist.

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        Pavannes and Divisions (First Edition | Dust Jacket | Poems | Poetry)

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1918. FIRST EDITION with the rare DUST JACKET. Full grey cloth with black lettering on the spine, publisher&#39;s name in all capitals at the bottom of the spine, jacket is priced at $2,50 with loss of half the spine. Front panel is near complete with a minor ship to the top left, back panel near complete with only minor chipping. First Edition, first printing, later state binding. No previous owner&#39;s names, not exlibrary. Overall a VERY GOOD book in a GOOD brodart protected dust jacket. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        [Les Classiques] A la recherche du temps perdu

      Paris : Nrf , 1918. Broché. 14,5x19,5cm pour le premier volume, 13x19,5cm pour le second et 14,5x19cm pour les suivants. Première édition Nrf pour le premier volume; édition originale sur papier courant comportant une fantaisiste mention de cinquième édition pour le second volume, éditions originales numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers avec les réimposés pour les volumes suivants. Dos légèrement passés pour les volumes 2, 3 et 4, quelques petites rousseurs affectant uniquement les marges du troisième volume, quelques petites rousseurs sur le volume 4. Cette collection complète de "A la recherche du temps perdu" comprend les titres suivants : "Du côté de chez Swann", "A l&#39;ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs", "Le côté de Guermantès" (2 volumes), "Sodome et Gomorrhe" (3 volumes), "La prisonnière" (2 volumes), "Albertine disparue" (2 volumes) et "Le temps retrouvé" (2 volumes). Rare et agréable ensemble. - Nrf , Paris _1918-1927, 14,5x19,5cm pour le premier volume, 13x19,5cm pour le second et 14,5x19cm pour les suivants, 13 volumes brochés. - Les Classiques 13 volumes brochés

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        Das Kontinuum. Kritische Untersuchungen über die Grundlagen der Analysis.

      Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1918. Uncut and unopened in orig. printed wrappers. A very small nick to upper part of endwrapper. IV,(1),83 pp. Fine and clean.. Scarce first edition. "In his 1818 monograph "Ds Kontinuum" Hermann Weyl initiated a program for the arithmetical foundations of mathematics. In the years following, this was overshadowed by the foundational scemes of Hilbert's nitary consistency program and Brouwer's intuitionistic redevelopment of mathematics. In fact, nor long after his own venture, Weyl became a convert to Brouwerian intuitionism and critized his old teachers program. Over the years, though, he became more and more pessimistic about the practical possibilities of reworking mathematics along intuitionistic lines, and pointed to the value of his own early foundational works. Weyl's work "Das Kontinuum" has come to be recognized for its importence as the opening chapter in the actual development of predicative mathematics, whose extent has been plumbed both mathematically and logically since the 1960'ties." (Salomon feferman)

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        Geist der Utopie.

      München und Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1918. Lex 8vo. Uncut in the orig. dark grey-brown wrappers, printed in gold on front wrapper and spine. Spine and lettering thereupon faded. Some smaller nicks, creases and loss of paper to extremities. Minor loss to capitals and two smaller holes w. a bit of loss to hinges. Overall an excellent copy in the fragile wrappers, rarely seen in such fine condition. Internally some minor brownspotting throughout, due to the paper-quality. With the ownership signature of J.B. Dumont deted "Sept. '21" to title-page and his stamp on half-title. 445 pp.. The rare first edition of Bloch's first major work, "The Spirit of Utopia", an expressionalist main work, which attempts to unite Marxism with Jewish-Christian messianism.The hugely influential German philosopher Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) was born as the son of Jewish parents in Ludwigshafen. He studied philosophy, physics, German and music in Munich and Würzburg and later became a main figure in Neomarxism. His first book, "Geist der Utopie" was written while Bloch was in exile in Switzerland during the First World War, and in this seminal work we find the cornerstones of his later so influential philosophy. In the "Spirit of Utopia", Bloch unites Marxism Jewish-Christian messianism by the common utopian element of both views: Hope, and faith in the fact that the world will and can become a better place. Bloch here set out to defend the attempts of humankind throughout history to create a humane world order, against the determinist socialism that viewed socialism as the inevitable result of history. With Marx and with the love and morality of religion, Bloch places man (that thinks of the common good) at the centre of his thinking as well as the metaphysical ideas of that which is not yet, but which can become. And thus he creates the spirit of utopia, due to which man can make the world a better place. This massive work of art begins with the powerful words: "What now? It is enough. Now we have to begin. Life has been put in our hands. In itself it has already become empty long ago. It staggers senselessly around, but we stand firm, and thus we want to be its Faustus and its ends." ("Wie nun? Es ist genug. Nun haben wir zu beginnen. In unsere Hände ist das Leben gegeben. Für sich selber ist es längst schon leer geworden. Es taumelt sinnlos hin und her, aber wir stehen fest, und so wollen wir ihm seine Faust und seine Ziele werden.") (P.9).The work was viewed as attacking the traditional Marxism of the time, and thus it was very controversial but also became hugely influential in the development of social liberation. Bloch is now considered one of the most undogmatic Marxists of the past century, and he influenced later political and philosophical thinkers enormously. Adorno himself cited this text of Bloch as having been transformative for his intellectual life, and as stated on the wrapper of the English translation, "When this work was first published, it had a profound effect on major thinkers and artists in Weimar Germany. A poetical philosophical treatise with unusual insights into culture and political commentary, Bloch' s book laid the groundwork for thinkers like Adorno and Benjamin." (Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota).This rare highly expressionist work consists of 445 pages of non-dogmatic strongly expressionistic and very influential recipes on and analyses of how man does and should behave in the humane world. "But in return, we paint like savages again, in the best sense, in the sense of the primordial, the restless, unconcerned, concerned. For this is more or less how the dancing-mask was carved. This is more or less how primitive man shaped his fetishes, if only the simple need to express oneself should again be the same" ("Aber dafür malen wir auch wieder wie die Wilden, im besten Sinn des Frühen, Unruhigen und Barbarischen genommen. So ungefähr wurde auch die Tanzmaske geschnitzt, so ungefähr baute sich der primitive Mensch seinen Fetisch zurecht, sollte auch nichts als die Not des Aussprechenmüssens wieder dieselbe geworden sein."). (P. 19).The work was much re-written, and the first editions differs from all later editions

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        Gondola metallizsjeskago dirischablija i organy ego uprabljenija (Russian). (The Gondols of the Metal Dirigible and its Controls).

      Kaluga, (1918). 8vo (26,8 x 18 cm). Orig. printed illustrated wrappers, inside of wrappers also illustrated w. figures. One text-illustration. Uncut and unopened. A few tears to extremities and some fading. 24 pp. (= pp. 1-24).. Exceedingly rare and interesting first edition (in Russian). Early and elaborate description of Tsiolkovski's famous, huge transport dirigible. He is the inventor of the all-metal dirigible, which, in contrast to all other dirigibles at the time, would not be inflammable and which would be albe to keep the gas inside it; he found it possible to heat the hydrogen artificially, thus providing the dirigible with constant and perfect vertical maneuverability. No other dirigibles than his could be controlled by man.As T. in 1919 became a member of the Socialist Academy (later cooperated in the USSR Academy of Science), recognition and money enabled him to publish a much larger quantity of articles and books than he had done before. Everything by T. published before 1918 was paid for by himself; his modest salary only allowed him to pay for few copies of each, and four times as many of his articles, booklets and books were published after 1918 as in all the years before; each one after 1918 was likewise issued in a much greater number. "During a period of 26 years before the revolution his publications numbered less than 50." (Collected Works, NASA, 1951, I; p. X). This together with the fact that his work was not recognized and his experiments discredited, means that probably very few copies were preserved. His early works are thus of the greatest rarity. "Like all the pre-1918 papers by Tsiolkovsky, which were printed on his own expense in very small numbers only, that virtually have disappeared and the re-occurrence of one of them ...is very remarkable." (Catalogue 282, Interlibrum Vaduz). Being the father of the all-metal dirigible aerostat with changeable volume and gas heating, his technical foresight was greatly in advance of the level of industrial development at the time. He came up with a number of entirely new ideas concerning dirigible design. He set out to develop a dirigible that would be safe as well as fast, up until then the dirigibles in use were neither. He wanted to ensure a longer flight-time, and was certain this could not be attained with the fabric envelopes in use at the time, -they leaked gas, lost hight and couldn't stay aloft for long at a time. Besides that they were insecure due to fire-hazard and not sufficiently strong. As the very first, T. developed the idea of an all-metal envelope that was capable of altering size, - the "breathing" metal envelope. "Tsiolkovskiy's ideas found no support either in Russia or abroad. His ideas were dozens of years ahead of the science and technology of his time. The subsequent development of the technology of dirigible construction shows that Tsiolkovskiy's ideas were adopted by many authors who, however, treated them as recent discoveries, without mentioning the name of Konstantin Eduardovich." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 11-12). "Forty years of experimenting were needed to produce concepts that had already been expressed by K.E. Tsiolkovkiy, while aeronautics was still in the cradle." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 17). With the invention of the all-metal dirigible T. has proved to be ahead of both contemporary scientists and inventors as well as of his time. "His work is now a shining beacon in science, attracting the attention of the scientists and designers called upon to provide mankind with a reliable transport dirigible." (Collected Works, 1959, III: p. 26).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and became able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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        The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1918.. Illustrated by Albert Delstanche. Signed Ltd. Edition. Vellum. Good Plus/No Jacket. 22 X 16 Cms Signed by Artist Hardcover Special edition of this book, bound in vellum with gold lettering. Book states there were only twelve copies printed of which ten are for sale, this is number 9.Translated from the French by Geoffrey Whitworth. There are twenty woodcut illustrations by Albert Delstanche, these are pulled by hand and each signed by the artist, real signatures not facsimiles.Illustrations are clean and protected by tissue guards, other pages have occasional foxing spots as do a few tissue guards this has protected the illustrations only very slight very light tiny spots on the illustrations, half title page is a little more foxed than the others. Endpapers are lightly foxed and outer edges of untrimmed pages are browned. Outer vellum covers are a little yellowed on edges and on spine, rear bottom left corner has small crease, top edges of pages are gold, this is dull and worn away in places,some light marking and a little dusty from age. For all its faults a pleasing, sound copy of a rare book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        MOBILIZING WOMAN-POWER. With a Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt

      The Womans Press New York:: The Womans Press,. 1918.. Crown 8vo. 1st edition. 195 pp. Appendix ('Documents Used in Women's War-Work in England and France').. Light brown vertically-ribbed cloth stamped in blue, with a decorative frame surrounding the front board title stamping.. A solid VG copy (spine slightly darkened, with blue lettering a bit. dull/minor extremity wear).. Blatch the daughter of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who followed in her mother's footsteps by also becoming a leader in the late 19th/early 20th C. women's movement, a writer and an advocate for labor reform. Blatch is credited with reviving & modernizing a suffrage movement which, by the beginning of the 20th century, was listless & flagging; she is also credited with motivating its evolution from a mostly middle & upper class movement to one which exhibited a concern for rights of working women, primarily by her 1907 launching of the Equality League of Self- Supporting Women which held open-air meetings & inaugurated the first suffrage parades. Blatch's style was radical in nature, combining a militant civil disobedience with political activism. The synergy generated her personal energy, daring & political savvy spurred the Suffrage movement on, aiding it in achieving its goal of enfranchising American women with the 1920 passage of the Constitution's 19th Amendment. With the coming of WWI, Blatch directed her formidable personality & energies to aiding the war effort, and this book was written in such a spirit- it describes the European female contribution to fighting the Hun, & exhorts their American counterparts to do no less [NAW, Vol. I]. . Illustrated with a Frontis & 12 inserted plates.

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        The Hand of The Potter. A Tragedy in Four Acts

      Boni & Liveright New York: Boni & Liveright. 1918. First. First edition, first published issue. Fine in a nice, very good dustwrapper with a long but seamless-appearing internal repair, a small chip on the rear panel, and a little age-toning. .

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        Tambours et Trompettes

      Devambez editeur Paris: Devambez, editeur. First edition. n.d. (ca. 1918). Huge folio (13 x 17 inches) suite of ten superbly colored full-page illustrations loose, as issued, and a full-color illustrated title page by note French illustrator Guy Arnoux. Original color pictorial folding covers with ribbon ties. Limited to 475 numbered copies (#218), printed on laid paper, watermarked. Each plate very good condition, but contain remnants of plastic tape on verso of image not affecting images. Some minor marginal tearing of fragile paper. Binding spine sl. frayed and covers a little soiled. A remarkable survival. Exceedingly scarce and desirable graphic art by this exemplary French artist.

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