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        Vingt-sept poèmes des Fleurs du Mal de Charles Baudelaire illustrés par Rodin.

      Société des "Amis du Livre Moderne" Paris 1918 - In-12. Plein maroquin janséniste tête-de-nègre à gros grains écrasés, dos à 4 faux-nerfs ; tête dorée ; triple filet droit d'encadrement intérieur ; doubles gardes, les premières de tabis tête-de-nègre, les secondes en grisailles imitant le lavis d'encre de Chine. Etui avec coupes biseautées de maroquin et intérieur en feutrine. Couvertures gris clair imprimées au palladium conservées. Reliure du temps parfaitement établie. (Manque d'environ 1 cm2 de papier à la cuve, sur la coupe de queue de l'étui.) Edition limitée à 200 exemplaires, tous numérotés sur papier vélin, reproduisant en fac-similé les 27 dessins de Rodin commandés en 1888 par Paul Gallimard, et figurant sur son exemplaire de l'édition originale des Fleurs du Mal. Bien complet de la curieuse feuille-volante d'errata corrigeant l'erreur typographique de la couverture et du titre: «Une erreur typographique a fait imprimer: «Vingt-sept poèmes de Baudelaire, illustrés de vingt-cinq dessins de Rodin.» C'est, au contraire: «Vingt-cinq poèmes de Baudelaire illustrés de vingt-sept dessins de Rodin.» Superbe exemplaire, portant le n°100. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Treat 'Em Rough Letters From Jack The Kaiser Killer

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, second issue with 18 line poem. Illustrations by Frank Crerie. An attractive near fine example in decorated boards. This copy has a tipped in typed letter from Lardner on Newbegin's Booksellers & Imports stationary. One page. Dated October 1918 and addressed to Dear Mable and with a typed sign-off as "Jack the Kaiser Killer by Ring W. Lardner". Letter is not signed other than what has been typed. Letter was written from his Army barracks. Letters from Lardner are quite elusive.

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        Steep Trails California, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, the Grand Canon

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO, BOSTON & NY 1918 - grey blue marbled boards & endpapers, frontispiece and illustrations, gilt decorated spine DATE PUBLISHED: 1918 EDITION: 390 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cleek, The Master Detective

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page. 1918. First. First American edition. Published in 1910 in England as The Man of Forty Faces. Slight evidence of a label removed from the front pastedown, a couple of smudges to the endpapers, and light wear to the extremities, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Vincent Starrett's copy with his ownership Signature. A collection of stories featuring the author's best known detective protagonist, Hamilton Cleek. .

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        Entwurf für ein Glasgemälde mit Wappen der Familie von Mülinen (auf Karton). Darstellung des Ritters Caspar von Mülinen mit dem Tod (nach dem Totentanz von Niklaus Manuel Deutsch).

      46 x 32 cm, Eine kleine Stelle Farbe abgelöst, ansonsten sehr dekoratives Totentanzgemälde. Auf der Rückseite handschriftliche Widmung des Malers an Elisabeth und Hans von Mülinen, zur freundlichen Erinnerung, Bern Mai 1918 E. v. R. Das Glasgemälde hängt im Berner Münster. Auf dem Totentanz-Fresko von Niklaus Manuel wurde das Wappen des Ritters Caspar v. Mülinen (1481-1538) über dem Herzog (Caspar war vermutlich das Modell) positionniert, ebenso das Wappen des St. Katharinenordens und des Ordens vom Heiligen Grab. Sohn des Hans Friedrich und der Barbara von Scharnachtal, Erbin der Herrschaft Brandis. Heiratet 1500 Verena von Diesbach, Tochter des Ludwig von Diesbach. Ab 1500 Grossrat und 1500-06 Schultheiss von Burgdorf, 1509 Landvogt von Grandson, 1510-15 Landvogt von Orbe-Echallens, ab 1517 Kleinrat (1527 entsetzt). M. wurde als begabter Unterhändler mit Gesandtschaften nach Savoyen, Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna) und Montferrat (Piemont) betraut. 1506 unternahm er eine Jerusalemfahrt, wurde dort zum Ritter geschlagen und trat 1516, obschon der Rat von Bern es ihm verboten hatte, in den Dienst von Hzg. Ulrich von Württemberg ein. M. vertrat bis zur Niederlage bei Pavia 1525 die franz. Interessen. Obwohl er ein Gegner der Reformation war, nahm er 1526 als Berner Vertreter am Glaubensgespräch in Baden teil. 1527 wurde er wegen seiner unnachgiebigen Haltung in Glaubensfragen aus dem Rat verstossen. Die Familie von Mülinen sind ein Aargauer Rittergeschlecht aus Mülligen AG, später habsburgische Ministerialen in der Schweiz. Seit dem 15. Jahrhundert zählen die Mülinen zum bernischen Patriziat. Einige Familienmitglieder führten den hochadeligen Titel eines Reichsgrafen von Mülinen. Das Geschlecht ist 2008 im Mannsstamm ausgestorben.Der früheste bekannte Namensträger ist Peter von Mülinen (+ 1287), Schultheiss von Brugg. Sein Sohn Berchtold (+ 1344) erwarb 1301 oder 1311 die Herrschaften Kasteln und Ruchenstein. Henmann (+ 1421) wurde 1407 Burger von Bern und ab 1414 Herr zu Schinznach. Hans Friedrich (+ 1491) erwarb durch seine Heirat mit Barbara von Scharnachthal die Herrschaft Brandis und begründete damit den Berner Zweig. Unter den Großen der Familie sind zu nennen neben Caspar von Mülinen, der Historiker Nikolaus Graf von Mülinen (1760-1833), der auch als Befreier Nidwaldens bekannt ist und 1811 die Schweizer Geschichtsforschende Gesellschaft mitbegründete weiters Nikolaus' Vetter, der Diplomat Bernhard Graf von Mülinen (1788-1851), Teilnehmer am Wiener Kongreß, aber auch Nikolaus' Urenkelin Helene von Mülinen (1850-1924), die als bedeutende Frauenrechtlerin den ersten Berner Frauenverein gründete.

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        Le phanérogame

      Chez l'auteur 1918 - - Chez l'auteur, Paris 1918, 14,5x20cm, relié sous étui. - Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches, seuls grands papiers après 16 Japon. Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, gardes et contreplats de papier à motifs décoratifs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, étui bordé de maroquin noir, ensemble signé de Devauchelle. Envoi autographe signé de Max Jacob au critique et marchand d'art, ami de Guillaume Apollinaire (Adolphe) Basler : ". pour essayer de m'acquitter d'une impayable dette, son ami." enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre noire représentant des jockeys montant des chevaux au galop et des amateurs d'hippisme les regardant. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches paper, seuls grands papiers après 16 Japon. binding en demi. Envoi autographe signé de Max Jacob au critique et marchand d'art, ami de Guillaume Apollinaire (Adolphe) Basler : ". pour essayer de m'acquitter d'une impayable dette, son ami." enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre noire représentant des jockeys montant des chevaux au galop et des amateurs d'hippisme les regardant. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rodauner Nachträge. Erster bis dritter Teil.

      Wien, Amalthea 1918 - 114 + 186 + 81 S. OHpgm. im OSchuber. EA. Nr. 114 von 175 num. Expl. - Leichte Gbrsp. Schuber berieben. - Schöne Exemplare.

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        Das Trottelbuch.

      Berlin - Wilmersdorf Verlag der Wochenschrift Die Aktion (Franz Pfemfert) (eigentlich Leipzig Gerstenberg 1912) 1918 - 122 S. Orig.-Leinen mit farbiger Einbandzeichnung von Franz Henseler. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerkes von Franz Jung mit einem neuen Titelblatt des Verlags Die Aktion.- Raabe/Hannich-Bode 145.1.- Einband etwas angestaubt und gering fleckig, Name auf Titel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kernel Cob and Little Miss Sweetclover

      1918. First Edition . MITCHEL, George. Kernel Cob and Little Miss Sweetclover. Illustrated by Tony Sarg. New York, Chicago and Toronto: P.F. Volland, (1918). Octavo, original stiff paper pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original cardboard box. $1800.First edition, a lovely copy in the original illustrated box.Part of VollandÂ’s “Happy Children Books” series-to which Johnny GruelleÂ’s Raggedy Ann and Andy books also belonged-MitchelÂ’s toy fantasy chronicles the adventures of a doll made from flowers and a soldier fashioned from an ear of corn. Guatemalan-born Sarg is remembered for not only illustrating childrenÂ’s books but also reviving marionette theater in America. He also developed helium-filled character balloons for MacyÂ’s Thanksgiving Day parades. Cotsen 7362. Book exceptionally fine, scarce original box in extraordinary condition, with one closed tear. A beautiful copy in fine condition.

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        Verslag van de staatscommissie ... met opdracht te onderzoeken in hoeverre, als gevolg van de afsluiting van de Zuiderzee ... te verwachten is, dat tijdens storm hoogere waterstanden en een grootere golfoploop, dan thans het geval is, zullen voorkomen vóór de kust van het vaste land van Noord-Holland, Friesland en Groningen, alsmede vóór de daarvoor gelegen Noordzee-eilanden.The Hague, Algemeene landsdrukkerij, September 1926. Folio. With 8 plates, some with coloured details, 2 folding letterpress tables, 14 double-page coloured maps after text, 1 large folding map of the Waddenzee, loosely inserted, and numerous illustrations and graphs in text. Contemporary half cloth, original publisher's paper wrappers on boards, decorated endpapers.

      Report of the so-called "Staatscommissie Zuiderzee", active from 1918 to 1926, on the consequences of the building of a 30 km long dyke (the afsluitdijk) that was going to close off the Zuiderzee, and turn it into a lake. The afsluitdijk should decrease the risk of floods in the area around the Zuiderzee, which occurred regularly. "But by closing off the Zuiderzee, the tidal movement in the Waddenzee, to the North of the Zuiderzee, would intensify and this might severely increase the risk of floods in that area. By how much would one have to raise the dikes along the Waddenzee once the Zuiderzee would no longer be able to absorb the high tide? Estimates ranged from 15 centimeters to 4 meters. A task force was appointed, headed by Lorentz, to investigate this problem" (ilorentz.org).Slightly browned, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities.

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        The Son of Tarzan

      A. L Burt, 1918 Inscribed by Burroughs to the O'Henry Memorial Library, perhaps a donation from him. He also wrote Los Angeles, April 23, 1925. Very good reprint in a very good dust jacket. The copyright page reproduces the copyright page from the true first edition, but the title page references Burt instead of McClurg.

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        Georgian Poetry; 1911-12 / 1913-15 / 1916-17 / 1918-19

      Poetry Bookshop, London 1918 - 12mo. 4 volumes. 197; 244; 181; 196 pp. Custom half-leather bindings, gilt lettering & decoration, raised bands, very good set. (93454). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. I-XXX (1-30, häfte 1-150).

      Stockholm 1918-2000. Ej kollationerad. Band I-X bundna i något nötta halvfranska band med markerade bind, dubbla svarta ryggitelfält, förgylld ryggdekor och marmorerade snitt [etikett: AB C. E. Fritze's K. Hofbokhandel Stockholm]. Band XI-XXIII bundna i uniforma halvfranska band med marmorerat pärmpapper och förgylld ryggtitel & dekor. Band XI-XIII med något ljusare ryggar, band XI-XV med marmorerade övre snitt. Band XXIV-XXX bundna i uniforma halvklotband med förgylld ryggtitel & dekor. [26x17,5 cm]. Utgallrad från Västerbotten-Kurirens bibliotek med stämplar. En trevlig svit i 30 volymer. 'Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (SBL) är ett personhistoriskt lexikon som började ges ut 1917 och som juni 2016 omfattar A-Svedelid (Häfte 168, De Suremain-Svedelid). Lexikonet utgör en på förstahandskällor baserad generalinventering av betydelsefulla personer och deras gärningar under olika skeden av det svenska samhällets utveckling' (https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Start.aspx). Ett antal framträdande forskare har medverkat vid framställningen av verket, bland dessa återfinns J. A. Almquist, G. M. Silfverstolpe, H. Schück, A. Blanck, S. E. Bring, I. Collijn och A. Grape. Häfte 151 (Rydbeck-Rålamb) tryckt 2000 tom Häfte 168 (De Suremain-Svedelid) tryckt 2016 som utkommit saknas i detta set. Publiceras med 2-3 häften per år. 5 häften utgör ett band.

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        6 Bände. 1. Band: Das schwatzende Herz und andere Novellen. 2. Band: Das Feuerpferd und andere Novellen. 3. Band: Der Goldkäfer und andere Novellen. 4 Band: König Pest und andere Novellen. 5 Band: Hans Pfaals Mondreise und andere Novellen. 6. Band: Ligeia und andere Novellen. Sieben Gedichte.

      Groß-8. 24,5 cm. 173, 180, 171, 158 (1), 169 und 165 (1) Seiten. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Kopfgoldschnitte. Jeweils eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren. Erste Ausgabe mit den Illustrationen von Kubin. Horodisch 97, 98, 99, 100, 101 und 105. Mit insgesamt 85 Illustrationen von Alfred Kubin. Jeweils Titelzeichnung und weitere meist ganzseitige Illustrationen, Strichätzungen nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Es erschien 1918 noch ein weiterer Band in gleicher Aufmachung, Gordon Pym, dieser fehlt hier. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare.

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        Les malheurs de Fernande

      - A l'édition, Paris 1918, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle 15 copie numerate su Arches, edizione deluxe dopo 6 Giappone. Binding metà marrone dolore cioccolato con angoli, torna con cinque nervi leggermente cancellata, piatti, guardie e contreplats carta marmorizzata, copertine e schienali conservati, testa dorata. completamente ombreggiato guardie. Bella copertina illustrata da Lobel Riche-. Bella copia di questo bellissimo stabilito sequela di Gesù la Caille. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, tirage de tête après 6 Japon. Reliure en demi chagrin marron chocolat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs légèrement éclairci, plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée. Gardes intégralement ombrées. Belle couverture illustrée par Lobel-Riche. Agréable exemplaire joliment établi de cette suite de Jésus-la-Caille.

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        America Calls Enlist in the Navy.

      U.S. Navy. No date. Ca. 1918. Color poster, 40 3/4 x 28 inches, archivally mended with linen backing. Light creasing at edges from rolling (now minimized by linen backing), very good condition. A particularly good copy of this iconic Navy recruitment poster showing Columbia and a sailor standing resolutely hand in hand. It was designed by the great American artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and printed by the U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau. "The U.S. Navy Publicity Bureau gratefully acknowledges its indebtedness to Mr. J.C. Leyendecker for this design and to the Beck Engraving Co. for the reproduction" is printed at lower left corner.

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        PROPAGANDA - WORLD WAR I / AFRICA: Vier Jahre Weltkeirg. 4. Seekrieg—kolonien. [Four Years World War. 4. Naval War – Colonies].

      Berlin, . 1918 - Broadside: Lithograph in 2 colours (Very Good, just some very light even toning), 46 x 59 cm (18 x 23 inches). An unusual German propaganda broadside published in Berlin near the end of World War I, with pictographic tables detailing the naval and air war, plus cartographic insets showcasing the war in Africa. - This rare and unusual broadside was printed in Berlin in July 1918, when it was already clear that Germany would inevitably loose the war, but while many Germans still held out hope for a decent settlement. Its propagandist thrust is to show the impressive successes that the German forces had achieved in the air and naval aspects of the war, as well as the conflict in Africa (as opposed to the horrendous situation regarding the unmentioned land war), in an effort to convince Germans to fight hard in order ensure the best possible outcome once the final Armistice was signed. This broadside is the fourth issue of a series of separately issued propaganda prints on the war published by the Berlin map sellers Dietrich Reimer. Curiously, this particular work was designed by Rektor Haselberger, a schoolmaster from Velden, located near the German capital. The work is divided into two general parts; with most of the composition being dedicated to a large pictographic chart detailing Germany’s military achievements in the conflict. The chart is divided into quarters, one for each year of the war, which are further subdivided into months. The top register, entitled ‘Luftrangriffe auf England’ (Air Raids upon England), details whether the raids were conducted by airplanes or blimps, as represented by pictographic symbols. The larger register below, ‘Seekrieg’ (Sea War), details the Allied ships sunk by German U-Boats, with each ship being individually labeled. It concludes with the statistics that by June 1918 the German Kriegsmarine had sunk 258 Allied ships amounting to 17.73 million tonnes. The register below that, ‘Greignisse in den kolonien’ [(in the Colonies), labels events in the German African colonies, which are represented in the three maps, on the right side of the composition. The final register, at the bottom, ‘Kriegsanleihe’ [War Loans], shows Germany’s progressively escalating war debt, which by the summer of 1918 had reached 15 Billion Marks, an astounding sum for the time. Contemporary maps focusing upon World War I in Africa are scarce, as this aspect of the conflict was always overshadowed by the war in Europe. That being said, the conflict in Africa was fascinating, and contrary to public perception, the Germans actually got the better of the Allies, at least in East and Southern Africa. Each of the trio of maps details a different theatre in the war, being ‘Deutsche-Südwestafrika’ (Namibia); ‘Kamerun’ (Cameroon); and the map entitled ‘Deutsche helden in Ostafrika’ (German Heros in East Africa). Each map presents the forces of the Schutztruppe (literally ‘protection force’), being the name for the German colonial army, in black; while the forces of the ‘Feind’ (Enemy), being mainly the British and their Belgian and Portuguese allies, are shown in orange. The top two maps show how the Schutztruppe were routed in Cameroon and Namibia; however, the war took a very different path in East and Southern Africa. Early in the war, the British forces, under the overall command of General Jan Smuts, assumed that they would easily be able to crush the outrageously outnumbered and outgunned Schutztruppe forces in German East Africa (Tanzania). However, they did not bargain with General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870 - 1964), the leader of the German forces in the region. Lettow-Vorbeck’s miniscule nomadic force of 14,000 German and Askari (African) troops mounted one of the World’s most impressive guerilla campaigns, tying down as many as 300,000 British, Belgian and Portuguese fighters. Lettow-Vorbeck played an ingenious game of cat and mouse, staging daring raids upon Allied positions, before suddenly disappearing int

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        Neue Bilderbogen und Soldatenlieder. Herausgegeben zu Gunsten der Kriegspatenschaft. [Mit einer Vorbemerkung von Franz Werfel].

      Wien, Artaria & Comp., o. J. 1918 - Quer-2°. o. Pag. [26 Bll.] OHlwd. Mit 25 eighd. signierten Lithographien der folgenden Künstler Karl Sterrer, Oskar Laske, Emil Ranzenhofer, Victor Schufinsky, Franz Windhager, Alexander Pock und einer unleserlichen Signatur. - Mit einer eighd. Widm. von K. Sterrer, dat. April 1918. - Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Herr von Pepinster und sein Popanz. Geschichten vom Doppelleben. Mit vierzehn Zeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. [Signierte Vorzugsausgabe].

      München, Georg-Müller-Verl. 1918 - 4°. 25,5 cm. 270 Seiten. Blauer Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Schildchen. Nummer 96 von 125 (gesamt 200) nummerierten und von Alfred Kubin und Oscar A. H. Schmitz im Impressum signierten Exemplaren auf Bütten, in Halbleder von der Buchbinderei Hübel und Denck in Leipzig gebunden. Horodisch 122. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Einband minimal berieben, Vorderdeckel teils wenig aufgehellt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie (Gemeinverständlich).

      Braunschweig: Freidr. Vieweg & Sohn, 1918. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Einstein, of the third edition (first published the previous year) of his 'popular account' (Gemeinverständlich) of relativity theory, which remains one of the most lucid explanations of the special and general theories ever written. According to the preface (in the first edition dated December, 1916), its aim was to provide "an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics ... The author has spared himself no pains in his endeavor to present the main ideas in the simplest and most intelligible form, and on the whole, in the sequence and connection in which they actually originated". The work is divided into three parts: the first on special relativity, the second on general relativity, and the third on the application of relativity to cosmology. This third edition is important as it is the first to contain a discussion of the universe as a whole (sections 30-32), and also the first to contain the two appendices "Simple Derivation of the Lorentz Transformation" (as a supplement to section 11) and "Minkowski's Four-Dimensional Space ('World')" (as a supplement to section 17). Provenance: Inscribed Meinem Lieben Freunden und Prozessgegner zum freundlichen Gedanken von seinem A. Einstein in Einstein's hand on title and dated February 14, 1919. "After submitting the final version of his general theory of relativity in November 1915, Einstein began to write a comprehensive summary of the theory for the scientific community. At that time he was already thinking about writing a popular book on relativity--both the special and the general--as he indicated in a letter to his close friend Michele Besso, quoted in the epigraph. Einstein completed the manuscript in December, and the booklet (as he referred to it) Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (A Popular Account) was published in German in the spring of 1917. "Einstein believed that the laws of nature could be formulated in a number of simple basic principles, and this quest for simplicity characterized his scientific activities. He also believed that it was his duty to explain these principles in simple terms to the general public and to convey the happiness and satisfaction that understanding them can generate. As Einstein stated in the short introduction to his booklet, he "spared himself no pains in his endeavour to present the main ideas in the simplest and most intelligible form," yet the book is not popular in the usual sense. It may be popular in its format, in its dialogue with the reader, in its examples from daily life, and in the lack of mathematical formulas, but it does not compromise on scientific rigor. The reader soon discovers that an intellectual effort is required to follow the flow of Einstein's thoughts and arguments. "In his brief introduction, Einstein also said that in the interest of clarity, he repeated himself frequently "without paying the slightest attention to the elegance of the presentation." To justify this approach, Einstein referred to the brilliant physicist Ludwig Boltzmann, "according to whom, matters of elegance ought to be left to the tailor and to the cobbler." Despite this assertion, the booklet is written with sophistication and elegance. The path from Newtonian mechanics to special relativity and then to general relativity--followed by its immediate consequences-- emerges as an exciting intellectual odyssey. There is hardly any trace of Einstein's own bumpy road or of the difficulties he encountered on the way to this achievement. "However, Einstein was not happy with the result. In a letter to Besso he wrote: "The description has turned out quite wooden. In the future, I shall leave writing to someone else whose speech comes more easily than mine and whose body is more in order." Jokingly, he later remarked that the description Gemeinverstandlich (generally understandable), on the cover of the booklet, should read Gemeinunverstandlich (generally not understandable). "Despite Einstein's self-criticism the booklet was a great success: 14 German editions appeared between 1917 and 1922, and a total of 15 were published in German during his lifetime. Strangely, though, the 15th edition, which appeared in 1954, was called the 16th instead. After the confirmation of the bending of light, the booklet was also published in many foreign languages ... "Einstein's booklet is a unique document in the history of science writing. It is an attempt to enable the general reader with no background in physics to grasp and appreciate the grandeur of one of the most sophisticated intellectual achievements of the human mind and thereby to grant him or her, as Einstein puts it, "a few happy hours of suggestive thought"" (Introduction to the 100th Anniversary Edition. Princeton University Press, 2017). 8vo (228 x 148 mm), pp. iv, 83, [1:blank]. Original printed wrappers. Light wear to backstrip, corners a little soft.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1918 - 1918 Wisden Original Hardback fine condition

      1918. This 1918 Wisden original hardback is in truly fine condition. The front and rear boards are immaculate and the gilt to the front board and spine is in really bright un-restored condition. The spine itself is in really tremendous condition. If you were being really picky the top and bottom of the spine are very very slightly bumped. The front and rear yellow pages are in as new condition and the front and rear hinges are immaculate. The contents are in almost as new condition. Once again a tremendous copy. We hope to list over the next few weeks a number of fine pre-war publisher s hardbacks including issues for the 1890 s and the First World War and several years from the 1860 s and 1870 s all in fine condition. Please keep a look out for them.

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        Mord. 2 Bände (komplett). Band 1: Erzählungen. Band 2. Versuche. [Signierte Vorzugsausgabe].

      8. 19,5 cm. 75 Seiten, 2 Blatt und 86 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Die neue Reihe). Erste Ausgabe. Raabe 187.3 Nummern 27 bzw. 34 von 50 nummerierten und im Impressum von Alfred Lemm signierten Exemplaren der Liebhaberausgabe, diese wurde im Sommer 1918 im Auftrage des Roland-Verlages in der Spamerschen Buchdruckerei zu Leipzig gedruckt. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Sehr gute Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        General Denikin o zemel'nom voprosie.

      1918. DENIKIN, Anton Ivanovich. General Denikin o zemelÂ’nom voprosie. No place, circa 1919. Broadside, measuring 12 by 18 inches, printed on recto only. $1800.Rare original printed broadside issued by the anti-Bolshevik General Anton Ivanovich Denikin. Of extreme rarity.From 1918 to 1920, Denikin was the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of South Russia and was responsible for civil administration in the areas occupied by his armies. He led successful campaigns in the Caucasus and the Ukraine and came within 250 miles of Moscow before being repelled by the Bolshevik forces. Denikin himself is not thought to have favored a return to a monarchy but instead advocated a unified Russian state whose form would be determined at a Constituent Assembly following the “White” victory. This brought him into conflict with the nationalist independence movements in southern Russia, and he wasted resources fighting such movements in Azerbaijan and Georgia. This broadside is the first printing (in large format for posting) of General DenikinÂ’s agrarian program, which was carried out in the regions of southern Russia under his jurisdiction. This broadside printing preceding the publication, along with “General Denikin o rabochem voprosie” in the pamphlet “Za chto my boremsia” (The Aims of our Struggle). Text in Russian. Postnikov 4922. Fragile broadside split along fold lines into four pieces. Exceptionally rare.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Horký van.

      Prag / Praha, Borovky 1918 - Oktav. 73, 6 nn.Blatt / leaves. With a frontispiece lithograph showing a nude in red. Illustrierte Original Broschur. Illustrated brochure. Breitrandiges Exemplar, nicht aufgeschnitten, kleiner Stempel auf hinterem Umschlag, hinterer Umschlag angestaubt, vorderer Umschlag mit kleinen Randschäden. Innen gut erhalten. Large paper copy, uncut, small stamp on the bakc cover, the rear cover a bit dusty, the front cover with slight tears at the margin. One of 760 copies, signed by Neumann. One of the earliest works of Czech Futurism and considered to be the first Czech avant-garde publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        Le phanérogame

      Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches paper, seuls grands papiers après 16 Japon.binding en demi...Envoi autographe signé de Max Jacob au critique et marchand d'art, ami de Guillaume Apollinaire (Adolphe) Basler : "... pour essayer de m'acquitter d'une impayable dette, son ami..." enrichi d'un dessin à l'encre noire représentant des jockeys montant des chevaux au galop et des amateurs d'hippisme les regardant. Chez l'auteur Paris 1918 14,5x20cm relié sous étui

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        English Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1918. Large octavo. Recent black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, decorative title block to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers, original endpapers bound in. With 16 mounted colour illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Occasional spotting to pages. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 123 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        6 Bände. 1. Band: Das schwatzende Herz und andere Novellen. 2. Band: Das Feuerpferd und andere Novellen. 3. Band: Der Goldkäfer und andere Novellen. 4 Band: König Pest und andere Novellen. 5 Band: Hans Pfaals Mondreise und andere Novellen. 6. Band: Ligeia und andere Novellen. Sieben Gedichte.

      Groß-8. 24,5 cm. 173, 180, 171, 158 (1), 169 und 165 (1) Seiten. Original-Halbpergamentbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. Kopfgoldschnitte. Jeweils eins von 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren. Erste Ausgabe mit den Illustrationen von Kubin. Horodisch 97, 98, 99, 100, 101 und 105. Mit insgesamt 85 Illustrationen von Alfred Kubin. Jeweils Titelzeichnung und weitere meist ganzseitige Illustrationen, Strichätzungen nach Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen. Es erschien 1918 noch ein weiterer Band in gleicher Aufmachung, Gordon Pym, dieser fehlt hier. Gute bis sehr gute Exemplare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        2 original military diplomas for Charles William Beeston Prescott, 2nd Lieut., 10th hussars.

      London, february 15th 1897, june 3rd 1918. - circa 30,5 x 40 and 32 x 20,8 cm. 1 folded leaf with two stamps - 1 double-leaf with blindstamp - added to the two documents is a book about the officer "Two original military documents, the first signed by Queen Victoria receiving the 2nd lieutenant in the Land forces, the second signed by George V., granting "the dignity of an offcer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire". - Added is a privately printed book with memoirs about Charles Prescott (1877-1955) by several of his friends (45 pages with several plates; one of 150 copies). " "- Only the second diploma with one small rust stain, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Svenskt biografiskt lexikon I-XXX (1-30, häfte 1-150)

      Stockholm 1918-2000. Ej kollationerad. Band I-X bundna i något nötta halvfranska band med markerade bind, dubbla svarta ryggitelfält, förgylld ryggdekor och marmorerade snitt [etikett: AB C. E. Fritze's K. Hofbokhandel Stockholm]. Band XI-XXIII bundna i uniforma halvfranska band med marmorerat pärmpapper och förgylld ryggtitel & dekor. Band XI-XIII med något ljusare ryggar, band XI-XV med marmorerade övre snitt. Band XXIV-XXX bundna i uniforma halvklotband med förgylld ryggtitel & dekor. [26x17,5 cm]. Utgallrad från Västerbotten-Kurirens bibliotek med stämplar. En trevlig svit i 30 volymer. 'Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (SBL) är ett personhistoriskt lexikon som började ges ut 1917 och som juni 2016 omfattar A-Svedelid (Häfte 168, De Suremain-Svedelid). Lexikonet utgör en på förstahandskällor baserad generalinventering av betydelsefulla personer och deras gärningar under olika skeden av det svenska samhällets utveckling' (https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Start.aspx). Ett antal framträdande forskare har medverkat vid framställningen av verket, bland dessa återfinns J. A. Almquist, G. M. Silfverstolpe, H. Schück, A. Blanck, S. E. Bring, I. Collijn och A. Grape. Häfte 151 (Rydbeck-Rålamb) tryckt 2000 tom Häfte 168 (De Suremain-Svedelid) tryckt 2016 som utkommit saknas i detta set. Publiceras med 2-3 häften per år. 5 häften utgör ett band.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Bothnia]
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        Claudius. Friedrich und Anna. Juanna.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Eins über die Auflage von 500 gedrucktes Exemplar. - Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung an Gustav Landauer, signiert und datiert Weimar 1918. - Uraufführung am 21. Oktober 1918 im Neuen Theater, Frankfurt am Main. - Einband fleckig u. mit kleiner Tintenkritzelei, Bindung neu verleimt. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 147. 15.

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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