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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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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra. Part II, On the Hydrogen Spectrum.

      Copenhagen, Bianco Lunos, 1918. 4to. Original printed wrappers. Lower right corner of front wrapper bent. Small closed tear to front wrapper. Spine strip renewed. Otherwise fine and clean throughtout.. First printing of the second part of Bohr's seminal work "On the Quantum Theory of the Line-Spectra" (which appeared in three parts and which was never finished), author's off-print (with "Separate copy" printed on front wrapper), presentation-copy, inscribed by Bohr: "Hr. Professor K. Prytz / med venlig Hilsen / fra Forfatteren"."By 1918 Bohr had visualized, at least in outline, the whole theory of atomic phenomena. ... He of course realized that he was still very far from a logically consistent framework wide enough to incorporate both the quantum postulates and those aspects of classical mechanics and electrodynamics that seemed to retain some validity. Nevertheless, he at once started writing up a synthetic exposition of his arguments and of all the evidence upon which they could have any bearing; in testing how well he could summarize what was known, he found occasion to check the soundness of his ideas and to improve their formulation. In the present case, however, he could hardly keep pace with the growth of the subject; the paper he had in mind at the beginning developed into a four-part treatise, 'On the Theory of Line Spectra', publication of which dragged over four years without being completed; the first three parts appeared between 1918 and 1922 [of which the second from 1918 is offered here], and the fourth, unfortunately, was never published. Thus, the full impact of Bohr's view remained confined to the small but brilliant circle of his disciples, who indeed managed better than their master to make them more widely known by the prompter publication of their own results" (D.S.B. 2: 246-47).The present second part deals with the hydrogen spectrum, whereas the first part dealt with the general theory, and the third with the spectra of elements of higher atomic structure. Peter Kristian Prytz (1851-1929), to whom the work is inscribed, was an important physicist of the generation before Bohr. He did immense work to better the conditions of the teaching of physics at the Polytechnic Institute in Copenhagen, where Bohr studied for many years and where he later became a teacher. Prytz introduced the teaching of experimental physics here and fought for more space, more apparatus, more money for teaching assistance and more time for teaching. Thus, he played a great role in the physics-environment in Copenhagen both during Bohr's years as a student and as a teacher.Most importantly, it was Prytz who (in 1907) attracted the necessary money for the institute which enabled him to create the physical laboratory that constituted the foundation of Danish experimental physics, the field of which Bohr became professor in 1916 (till 1920 - the years during which he was working on the "On the Quantum Theory of the Line Spectra").Rosenfeld, Bohr-Bibliography, 15

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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra. Part I-II. [Off-print from "D. Kgl. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skrifter".

      Copenhagen, Bianco Lunos, 1918. 4to. Both parts uncut and in the original printed wrappers. Wrappers loose and with small nicks and tears to extremities. Internally fine and clean. Part I unopened. 36 pp. + pp. (37) - 100.. First editions, author's off-prints (with "Separate Copy" printed to front wrappers), presentation-copies, of the first two parts of Bohr's seminal work "On the Quantum Theory of the Line-Spectra" (which appeared in three parts and which was never finished, the third part of which, published 4 years later, is almost never found in presentation-sets), in which Bohr gave his first clear presentation of his groundbreaking "correspondence principle": "Which would play a pivotal role in the later development of atomic theory and its transformation into quantum mechanics." (Kragh, Quantum Generations, p. 56). It eventually became a cornerstone in the quantum mechanics formulated by Heisenberg and Schrödinger. "There was rarely in the history of physics a comprehensive theory which owed so much to one principle as quantum mechanics owed to Bohr's correspondence principle" (Jammer 1966, p. 118). The evolution of quantum theory is divided into two distinct periods; from 1900 to 1925, usually referred to as the period with the old quantum theory still grounded in classical physics and the second period with quantum mechanics from 1925 onwards. The general rules of quantum mechanics are very successful in describing objects on an atomic level. But macroscopic systems are accurately described by classical theories like classical mechanics and classical electrodynamics. If quantum mechanics were to be applicable to macroscopic objects, there must be some limit in which quantum mechanics reduces to classical mechanics. Bohr's correspondence principle demands that classical physics and quantum physics give the same answer when the systems become large. "A major tool he developed for dealing with quantum problem, [...], was the correspondence principle, which establishes links between predictions of the classical theory and expectations for the quantum theory." (Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, p. 20.). In this sense, the correspondence principle is not only an exceedingly important methodological principle, it also represents the transition to quantum mechanics and modern physics in general and it became the cornerstone of Bohr's philosophical interpretation of quantum mechanics which later would be closely tied to his thesis of complementarity and to the Copenhagen interpretation. Another version of the correspondence principle lives on in philosophical literature where it has taken form as a more general concept representing a development of new scientific theories."By 1918 Bohr had visualized, at least in outline, the whole theory of atomic phenomena. ... He of course realized that he was still very far from a logically consistent framework wide enough to incorporate both the quantum postulates and those aspects of classical mechanics and electrodynamics that seemed to retain some validity. Nevertheless, he at once started writing up a synthetic exposition of his arguments and of all the evidence upon which they could have any bearing; in testing how well he could summarize what was known, he found occasion to check the soundness of his ideas and to improve their formulation. In the present case, however, he could hardly keep pace with the growth of the subject; the paper he had in mind at the beginning developed into a four-part treatise, 'On the Theory of Line Spectra', publication of which dragged over four years without being completed; the first three parts appeared between 1918 and 1922 [of which the two first from 1918 are offered here], and the fourth, unfortunately, was never published. Thus, the full impact of Bohr's view remained confined to the small but brilliant circle of his disciples, who indeed managed better than their master to make them more widely known by the prompter publication of their own results" (D.S.B. II: 246-47).Inscribed to "Hr. Docent D. la Cour/ Venskabeligst/ fra/ Forfatteren" on both front wrappers. The renowned Danish physicist and meteorologist Dan la Cour (1876-1942), was the son of the great Poul la Cour (1846-1908), who is considered the "Danish Edison". Dan la Cour was the assistant of Niels Bohr's father, Christian Bohr, and a well known scientist. From 1903, he was head of the department of the Meteorological Institute, and from 1923 leader thereof. From 1908 he was Associate Professor at the Polytechnic College. His original scientific works are highly respected, as are his original apparati for measuring earth magnetism which are considered highly valuable. "His original intelligence, which in many ways resemble that of his father, also bore fruit in his patenting of various inventions: the "Pyknoprobe", developed to quickly determine the different layers of the sea; a use of termite in quickly heating food and drinks out in the open under unfavourable weather conditions." (From the Danish Encyclopaedia - own translation). He wrote a number of important and esteemed works and was member of the Danish Scientific Academy as well as many prominent international scientific commissions of meteorology and geophysics (i.e. president of the International Geodetical and Geophysical Union). He was also honorary Doctor at the George Washington University. Rosenfeld, Bohr-Bibliography, 15

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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. First Edition of this tale which Beatrix Potter adapted from Aesop'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. Much has been made of the presence or absence of the "N" in "LONDON" on the title page (this copy does 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). This is a fine copy (one tiny hint of wear at a corner, but otherwise as nice as one could hope for). Linder p. 430; Quinby 25. BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN, CHILDREN'S / JUVENILE (Sumner & Stillman Code:12124)

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

      F. Tyler Daniels Co. Inc. New York F. Tyler Daniels Co., Inc. (1918) President's Edition, limited to 1,050 numbered copies Complete in 15 volumes. Quarto. Original publisher's full brown leather binding with color illustration stamped on front cover and blind-stamped spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom edges. Ribbon marker. Each volume with decorative series title-page and individual title-page. Illustrations of autobiographical persons in gravure after paintings, drawings and photographs. Each plate protected by captioned tissue-guard. Limitation page with decorative golden border. Some pages unopened, as issued. Printed on high-quality rag paper. "University Library of Autobiography: Including All the Great Autobiographies and the Autobiographical Data Left by the World's Famous Men and Women / Edited With Introductions, Essays and Appreciations by the Leading Scholars and Educators of America." Some age wear on head and tail of spine, some corners and parts of edges. Spines sunned. Ex-libris of Walter F. Haas on inside of front covers. Haas was an Los Angeles Attorney-at-Law in the 1880's. In 1891 he was admitted to the Supreme Court of California. The following year he was appointed to the United States District Court, United States Circuit, and United States Circuit Court of Appeals. He also belonged to the Palestine Lodge No. 351, the Union League Club, L.A. Chamber of Commerce, and other clubs and associations. Small closed tear on bottom edge of title-page in vol. V. Bindings in overall good+, interior in very good to near fine condition. Vol. I) Autobiography in the Ancient World (B.C. 3800 - A.D. 430), including the self-narratives of King Sargon, founder of ancient Babylon; Senacherib, the Assyrian ravager of Jerusalem; Socrates, wisest of Greek philosophers; Xenophon, noblest of Greek heroes; Julius Caesar, first of Roman emperors; Josephus, the renowned Jewish patriot; Marcus Aurelius, profoundest of Roman thinkers; and Saint Augustine, the great leader of Christian thought. xxxviii, 387, 920pp. With introductory essays by James H. Kirkland, Robert E. Vinson, and William H. P. Faunce. Vol. II) The Middle Ages and their Autobiographies (A.D. 1000 - 1500), including the self-narratives of Avicenna, greatest of Arabic Scientists; Al Ghazali, foremost disciple of Mohammed; Abelard, chief teacher of medieval Europe; Salimbene, frankest of monkish chroniclers; Dante, the greatest mind of Italy; Petrarch, the first modern man; Timur the Lame, mightiest of Asiatic conquerors; Froissart, most gay of chroniclers; and Comines, the first watchful observer of the humanness of kings. xviii, 403, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Charles J. Bushnell. Vol. III) The Beginnings of the Modern World (A.D. - 1500 - 1550), including the self-narratives of Luther, founder of Modern Protestantism; Henry the Eighth, the most married of kings; Thomas Platter, a simple Swiss peasant; Charles the Fifth, the chief sovereign of the age; Benvenuto Cellini, the world-famed artist and adventurer; and Jerome Cardan, the first scientific student of self. xvii, 399, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Ray L. Wilbur. Vol. IV) Autobiography During the Religious Wars from the Spanish Saint Teresa to the English Cavaliers (1550 - 1630), including the self-narratives of Saint Teresa, seer of ecstatic visions; Sir Francis Drake, greatest of naval heroes; Mary Queen of Scots, most loved of Scottish sovereigns; Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of the first public library; Sir Walter Raleigh, most gallant of cavaliers; Marguerite de Valois, fairest of French princesses; Duke de Sully, the friend of Henry IV of France; Sir Francis Bacon, foremost of philosophers; Lord Herbert of Cherbury, "the black lord"; and Sir Kenelm Digby, prince of lovers and adventurers. xxi, 400, [2]pp. Introductory essay by A. C. McGiffert. Vol. V) Autobiographers of the Seventeenth century (1630 - 1690), including the self-narratives of William Lilly, the astrologist and charlatan; John Milton, greatest of religious poets; Count de Grammont, gayest of French gallants; George Fox, founder of the Quakers; John Bunyan, the reformed drunkard and visionary; Princess Sophia of Hanover, ancestress of the British and German sovereigns; Samuel Pepys, most noted of gossips; and Sir Isaac Newton, greatest of scientists. xx, 390, [2]pp. Introductory essays by George C. Chase and Winthrope E. Stone. Vol. VI) Autobiography in the Early Eighteenth Century (1690 - 1750), including the self-narratives of Colley Cibber, coxcomb and theatre manager; Duke de Saint Simon, the haughty critic of kings; Lewis Holberg, founder of Danish culture; Mohammed Ali Hazin, Persian poet and patriot; and Benjamin Franklin, chief of American philosophers. xvii, 403, [2]pp. Introductory essay by John G. Hibben. Vol. VII) Autobiography in the Days of Frederick the Great (1730 - 1770), including the self-narratives of Rev. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism; Carlo Goldoni, prince of Italian comedy writers; Dr. Samuel Johnson, sturdiest of British scholars; Wilhelmine of Baireuth, sister of Frederick the Great; David Hume, chief of Scottish historians; Frederick the Great, founder of Prussia's military empire; and Jean Jacques Rousseau, the frankest and most famed of autobiographies. xviii, 424, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Edwin A. Alderman. Vol. VIII) Autobiographers of the Close of the Ancient Regime (1740 - 1780), including the self-narratives of Marmontel, the French peasant and litterateur; Latude, the prisoner who caused the destruction of the Bastille; Casanova, the most fascinating of scoundrels; Baron Trenck, hero of the most stupendous prison escapes; Oliver Goldsmith, most irresponsible and charming of Irish authors; Catharine the Great, Empress of Russia; and Joseph Priestley, the noted chemist, philosopher and theologian. xvii, 432, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Edgar F. Smith. Vol. IX) Autobiography at the Opening of the Revolutionary Age (1750 - 1790), including the self-narratives of Washington, the liberator of America; Edward Gibbon, the historian of the ancient world; Thomas Jefferson, the founder of American democracy; MME. du Barry, the real ruler of France under Louis XV; and Goethe, the greatest poet and thinker of the German race. xvi, 417, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Wilbur L. Cross. Vol. X) Autobiographers of the Later Revolutionary Days (1770 - 1804), including the self-narratives of Alfieri, Italy's great tragic poet and apostle of freedom; Solomon Maimon, the remarkable Jewish philosopher; Madame Roland, noblest of French revolutionists; John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States; Alexander Hamilton, Financial Founder of the United States; Lafayette, "the friend of America"; Admiral Nelson, Britain's greatest naval genius; Mary Robinson, actress, poetess, and playtoy of a British prince; and Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. xix, 397, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Lyman P. Powell. Vol. XI) Autobiography in the Age of Napoleon (1780 - 1820), including the self-narrative of FouchÈ, Napoleon's celebrated Minister of Police; Napoleon, the greatest military genius of France; Wellington, the conqueror of Napoleon; William Wordsworth, greatest of nature poets; Sir Walter Scott, foremost of romantic story-tellers; Metternich, chief of the statesmen opposed to Napoleon; and Eugene Vidocq, the original of all story-book detectives. xvi, 413, [2]pp. Introductory essay by John B. Shaw. Vol. XII) Autobiographers of the Reactionary Age (1790 - 1840), including the self-narratives of Princess Marie Therese, daughter of France's executed king and queen; Froebel, founder of modern child-education; De Quincey, the most remarkable of opium victims; Peter Cartwright, an American backwoods preacher; Benjamin Haydon, a leader of British art; Lord Byron, the foremost literary and romantic figure of the age; and Heinrich Heine, most cosmopolitan of poets and satirists. xiv, 402, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Edwin E. Sparks. Vol. XIII) Autobiography in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century (1820 - 1870), including the self-narratives of Cardinal Newman, the famed English convert to Catholicism; Victor Hugo, the greatest of French romantic writers; Marie Asmar, a modern princess of Babylon; Hans Christisn Andersen, most beloved of Danish writers; Eugenie de Guerin, a gentle French Catholic devotee; John Stuart Mill, sternest of utilitarian philosophers; and Longfelllow, foremost of American poets. xix, 430, [2]pp. Introductory essays by Rev. Alphonsus J. Donlon and Rev. Charles Franklin Thwing. Vol. XIV) Autobiography in the Victorian Age (1830 - 1890), including the self-narratives of Garibaldi, the hero of united Italy; Lincoln, America's chief martyr; Charles Darwin, foremost of scientists; Charles Dickens, most read of novelists; Richard Wagner, mightiest of musicians; Sir Henry Bessemer, most successful of metallurgists; Bismarck, creator of the German Empire; Ruskin, the most famed of art critics; Victoria, Britain's best loved queen; Herbert Spencer, greatest of modern philosophers; and Henri Amiel, the Swiss dreamer and poet. xxiv, 394, [2]pp. Introductory essays by Ernest M. Hopkins and Richard C. MacLaurin. Vol. XV) Recent Great Autobiographies (1860 - 1914), including the self-narratives of Ernest Renan, the great French historian; Thomas Huxley, the literary champion of modern science; Leo Tolstoy, greatest of Russian teachers; Arminius Vambery, first of Asiatic explorers; Sir Archibald Geikie, most noted of Scottish scientists; Sonya Kovalevsky, a Russian woman pioneer; Oscar Wilde, dramatist and aesthete; Marie Bashkirtseff, the frankest revealer of the feminine heart; Clarence Hawkes, a true American hero; and Clifford Beers, the autobiographer of insanity. xviii, 388, [2]pp. Introductory essay by Mary E. Wooley.

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        Dekorative vorbilder. jahrgang xxviii. stuttgart, verlag julius hoffmann, s.a. (1918).

      Cartella di cm. 35, pp. (12) di testo esplicativo + 80 splendide tavole a colori a fogli sciolti entro cartella editoriale in tela rossa. Perfetto stato di conservazione. Rara annata di questa rivista d'arte decorativa pubblicata in anni mitici per lo sviluppo artistico europeo ed illustrata da grandi nomi del tempo (es. George Barbier).

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        THE SPRINGTIDE OF LIFE

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann, 1918. ONE OF 765 COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM (this is copy #369). 286 x 232 mm (11 1/4 x 9 1/8"). ix, [i], 132, [2] pp. With a preface by Edmond Gosse. Very attractive red three-quarter morocco, raised bands, spine handsomely gilt in compartments formed by plain and decorative rules, quatrefoil centerpiece surrounded by densely scrolling cornerpieces, sides and endleaves of rose-colored linen, top edge gilt. With numerous black and white illustrations of cherubic children in the text, and NINE COLOR PLATES, as called for, all tipped onto brown paper and with letterpress guards. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of W. A. M. Burden. Hudson, p. 170; Latimore & Haskell, pp. 48-49. Just a hint of offsetting from the brown mounting paper, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, BRIGHT, FRESH, AND CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT, with only the most trivial of imperfections. This collection of Swinburne verses written for and about children was published near the end of the four years of horror known as the "War to End All Wars," and its innocent subject matter--not exactly what the bohemian Swinburne was best known for--combined with Rackham's sweet drawings of babies and toddlers constituted just what a war-weary public was seeking. Writer Edmond Gosse told Rackham, "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." (Hudson) The limited edition had an additional plate (the frontispiece) not included in the trade edition.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Springtide of Life: Poems of Childhood [SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM ]

      William Heinemann London William Heinemann (1918) Numbered limited edition [FIRST ILLUSTRATED RACKHAM EDITION] g 1/765. 4to. ix,[1],132,[2]pp. Original half-vellum over illustrated gold-stamped ivory paper covered boards, vignette and lettering in gold on spine. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Decorative endpapers with green floral designs. Signed by Rackham on limitation page. Tipped-in color frontispiece. Illustrated title-page. Delightfully illustrated with 9 (incl. frontispiece) color reproductions of drawings by Arthur Rackham as well as b/w reproductions of 58 line drawings. Color plates tipped-in on gray art paper, protected by captioned tissue guards. Frontispiece of this edition was not present in the trade edition. Preface by Edmund Gosse. Age wear, staining and scuffing on binding, Tail of spine and corners bumped slightly affecting pages throughout. Minor foxing on first and last few leaves and to few pages throughout. Binding in good-, interior in very good condition. Enchanting collection of poems by English poet and novelist Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909). Frst illustrated Rackham edition of this work.

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        [Photograph]: Baseball at Camp Wheeler, Ga. March 27, 1918 124th Inf. vs. New York Yankees

      Orlando, Fla.: Robinson. 1918. Panoramic photograph. Approximately 38" x 8". Two tears in one margin, rolled with some waviness, slight fading at the extremities, overall very good. Some contemporary notes on the verso indicating where the writer was in the picture. The photo depicts a baseball game in the distance surrounded by a host of soldiers, many on horseback. The Miller Huggins-managed 1918 Yankees included Roger Peckinpaugh, Wally Pipp, Bob Shawkey, Dazzy Vance, and Frank "Home Run" Baker. .

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        Foto-giornale con dedica autografa. ed. alfieri lacroix. milano. 1918.

      Foto-giornale di cm. 14x9, applicata su cartoncino, cm 24x16, d'epoca con marchio a secco, (Milano, Alfieri - Lacroix). Dedica autografa firmata dal Maesto (Torre del Lago, Ott. '918, Alla Sig/ra Maria Boccaccini, ricordo di Giacomo Puccini). Montata su cornice mderna e racchiusa su altra cornice a bacheca, di bella fattura e di cm. 45x37.

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        La renaissance de l'art franaais et des industries de luxe. paris, s.n., 1918-1931.

      Tutto il pubblicato "mensile" in 14 volumi in-4° (cm. 30,5), legature coeve in m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi (lievi tracce d'usura e perdita di un paio di tasselli); manca il solo fascicolo IX-1929; aggiunti i fascicoli I-II/1932. Edizione originale della rivista d'arte di lusso, alternativa alle avanguardie, nazionalista ed estremamente variegata, che fu pilastro culturale per la-i-Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes-/i- di Parigi del 1925. Fondata e diretta dal critico nonché funzionario Henry Lapauze (1865-1925), ebbe periodicità mensile (1918-1931), infine sporadica fino a spegnersi definitivamente (1932-1939). Tra i tanti vi scrissero: George Waldemar, Louis Réau, Lionello Venturi, Ambroise Vollard, Arsène Alexandre (editorialista), Guillaume Janneau (che tenne la rubrica -i-Le Mouvement Moderne-/i-), Louis Vauxcelles, Jean Cassou, Paul-Sentenac. Bella, interessante rivista. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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