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        English Fairy Tales

      MacMillian Company, New York 1918 - Copyright date is 1918 Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 197. 1918 English Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, inscribed to John Jacob Astor from Mr Jarvie (John Jacob Astor VI 1912- 1992, son of John Jacob Astor IV), retold by Flora Annie Steel, color plates, ltd & numbered 197/ 250, cover loose from spine. Near Fine rebound copy, housed in a new clam shelf near fine. Size: 9¾" - 12" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Small archive regarding a heroic young 3rd Infantry Division soldier including a gruesome description of hand-to-hand fighting in the two most important turning-point battles of World War One

      Marne River and the Argonne Forest, 1918. Unbound. Very good. This grouping consists of two combat letters, a French Croix de Guerre, and one newspaper clipping. The earliest letter, dated July 25, consists of four pages and is enclosed in an envelope postmarked with an indistinct flag cancelation from APO 2 (Paris). The second letter, written from a Base Hospital and dated 31 October 1918, has seven pages and is enclosed in an envelope, dated November 5, from APO 798 (Meaves-sur-Loire). The Croix de Guerre has a bronze star affixed to its ribbon. The newspaper clipping recounts Wild's action at the 2nd Battle of the Marne. Everything is in very nice shape except the envelopes which are worn and have scrapbook paper remnants affixed to the reverse. Wild enlisted in the Army in February 1918 and was assigned to the 3rd Division's 38th Infantry Regiment. On July 15, 1918, the German army launched a massive assault along the Marne River not far from Chateau-Thierry in an all-out effort to drive through Allied lines and capture Paris. The key crossing point was at the village of Mezy and the only thing that stood in the way was the 3rd Division's 38th Infantry. "On July 15, 1918, the 38th Infantry . . . successfully defended its position on the Paris-Metz railroad, 200 yards from the River Marne, against six German attacks. It was the last great offensive of the German Army and the first fight of the 38th Infantry in World War I. Initially, the Germans succeeded in driving a wedge 4,000 yards deep into the 38th Infantry's front while the U.S. 30th Infantry on its left and the French 125th Division on its right withdrew under heavy pressure. With the situation desperate, the regiment stood and fought. The two flanks of the 38th Infantry moved toward the river, squeezing the German spearhead between them and exposing it to heavy shelling by the 3d Division artillery. The German Army's offensive failed. With this brave stand the 38th Infantry earned its nom de guerre Rock of the Marne. General John J. Pershing declared its stand 'one of the most brilliant pages in our military annals.'" (Stewarts's American Military History, Vol. 2, 2005) On that day, during eight hours of intensive German bombardment, casualties in the 38th mounted, so with shells bursting around him, Wild volunteered to brave the shrapnel on foot and retrieve additional desperately needed stretchers and first aid supplies from caches in the rear. For this he was personally recognized by General Pershing. He modestly recounts the action in his letter of 25 July: "I never thought I would get over here and be right in the midst of this terrible war. . . . The night of the fifteenth of July the Germans sent over the heaviest barrage fire ever known on the Western front. We were digging trenches . . . when Fritz opened fire and we crawled down in our trenches on the double. A continual bombardment was kept up for eight hours . . . but we pulled ourselves together and stood the test. . . . The Germans crossed the river Marne on pontoon bridges but were quickly driven back. . . . We were moved on to another sector [where] we drove the Germans back about three kilometers where we held the front line until we were relieved. . . . It was the greatest experience of my life. . . . Our regiment is going to have the Croix de Guerre attached to its colors for the bravery of the troops. We were highly praised by French officials of high ranks, but I am sorry to say that we lost good men in the battle." Within days of saving Paris, the 38th was again thrust into battle along with other regiments of the 3rd, 28th, and 32nd Divisions. The Americans force-marched to Chateau Thierry in driving rain, many without food or sleep for two days. There at about 0430 on the morning of the 18th, the Americans led the Allied advance behind a rolling artillery barrage. The attack took the Germans by surprise; instead of typical trench warfare, the aggressive attack relied on direct charges, eventually driving the Germans from their positions. By the 22nd, the battle was over, and the will of the German army had been shattered. Although the war would continue for another four months, Chateau Thierry was its turning point. As German Chancellor Georg Hertling later noted, "We expected victory in Paris by the end of July. That was on the 15th. By the 18th we knew all was lost. The history of the world played out in three days." In his second letter, Wild recounted his part in the battle: "I have had some terrible experiences since I came over here. No one knows what the boys are going through. . . . We try to do our duty cheerfully even though it is gruesome at times. . . . My duty has been the cause of me killing three Germans that I know of. One I killed with my bayonet and two with a hand grenade. Of course you are shooting at them almost incessantly but we never know if we kill them unless you get near enough to use our bayonets and hand grenades. It is terrible to see the enemy so near that you see the blood lust in each other's eyes. I killed my Germans at Chateau Thierry. We were ordered to take a nest of machine guns that were situated in a shell torn house. I was put in charge of a squad of men and the Lieutenant attacked from one direction and I from another. We advanced . . . with bayonets fixed and in thrusting position. . . . We crept cautiously along the sides of the house and just as we reached the door a German walked right out . . . onto the point of my bayonet before he realized we were there. . . . [I pushed] my rifle forward giving him full benefit of the cold steel at the end of it. His blood poured out and down the stock of my rifle and onto my hand. It seemed to send me mad and just at that moment the Lieutenant gave the order to charge. We went into the house and threw hand grenades into every room, shutting the door before the grenades exploded and opening them after. . . . They did their work well. Too well for the Germans who had their machine guns trained . . . on Americans. . . . Not a German came out of that house alive." An amazing first-hand account by one soldier of heroism and bloody hand-to-hand fighting in the two battles that turned the course of World War One. As of 2018, nothing anywhere close to this is for sale in the trade, nor listed in OCLC; neither are there any remotely similar auction records listed at ABPC nor the Rare Book Hub.

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        Far Away and Long Ago: A History of my Early Life

      london: J. M. Dent, 1918. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. True First edition/ First printing signed by the author. A clean, bright, and solid copy with a slightly bumped spine and minor discoloration to end papers, and slight wear to corners, which remain sharp and pointed. Green stain at top of text block as issued. A fine copy of the story of Hudson's early Argentinian days, a book considered by many as the evocation of childhood in England . Signed by author on frontis piece, under his picture, yours Sincerely W. H. Hudson. This is a wonderful collectible, for scholars and collectors of English histories and world tours by the early 20th century upper crust.

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        Steep Trails.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First edition, early printing of this collection of essays which covers the period from 1873 to 1902. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Edited by William Frederic Bade. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare in the original dust jacket. Originally published in 1918, this brilliant collection of letters and magazine articles spans nearly thirty years of Muir's writing. Here is Muir caught in a snowstorm below the peak of Mount Shasta; interviewing the one remaining miner in a Nevada ghost town; bathing "clean as a saint" in the Great Salt Lake, and sparring with Mormon elders; exploring the forests of Puget Sound, and climbing Mount Rainier; peering into the Grand Canyon, "a collection of stone books covering thousands of miles of shelving, tier on tier." "Muir's writing has survived for a century because he was not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. He didn't hunt or fish in the wilderness, sell trees or snag nuggets, and thus in a sense he has only been freshened for us by the passage of time" (Edward Hoagland). Kimes 351; BAL 14777.

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        An Illustration By a Victim of the Halifax Explosion : December 6th, 1917

      1918. Very Good in softcover. 22 by 14 cm. 7 pages. Paper wraps. Staple binding. One corner clipped but does not interfere with any text. Author was a Chief Master-at-Arms working at the Halifax shore at the time of the Halifax Explosion. In this document dated from January 25, 1918, just over a month after the explosion, he tells his story of the tragedy including the loss of two of his own children. John Gammon received the 'Order of the British Empire' for his actions in the aftermath. Gammon was assigned to the H.M.C.S. Niobe. Very scarce. Clean text pages.. Non-fiction, History, Halifax, Nova, Scotia, Explosion, 1917, Collectible. Catalogs: Non-Fiction, History.

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        Lawrence Olivier playing Maria in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918 - from Lord Olivier's own collection

      London: Alex Corbett, 1918 Book. Fine. No Binding. 1st Edition. Vintage photograph formerly owned by Lawrence Olivier which show the actor cross-dressed to perform the role of Maria in Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918. Oliver has annotated the verso of the card mount in pencil, at first mistaking himself for another of his schoolboy outings as Kate in the Taming of the Shrew but crossed this attribution through and writing instead: '12th Night First Appearance School show Old Theatre Stratford?' Olivier's schoolboy performances at All Saints' Choir School in London have entered theatre legend as several were attended by Ellen Terry who pronounced in her diary that the boy who played Brutus (Olivier) was 'already a great actor'. This photograph which bears the blindstamp of the photographer 'Alex Corbett, 21 Baker St, London' shows a grimacing Olivier stage right in role as the sharp-tongued Maria with a the cross-legged clown Feste downstage while other boys take on the roles of Toby Belch, Aguecheek etc. This vintage photograph is mounted on card which has slight dust marking but the image is sharp and fine. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of Hamlet and Henry V for mid-century Britain. This is one of several photographs currently offered by Modernfirsteditions to have come from Lord Olivier's personal collection. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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        Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Now First Published Edited With Notes By Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate

      The First UK printing published by Humphrey Milford (London) in 1918. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition with some offsetting to the board covers. Light toning to the spine white linen. Mild rubbing to the spine paper label. Light toning to the text block and page edges. Offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. One of only 750 copies which were issued - 50 were first given away prior to sale (it took until 1928 to sell them all): [viii], 124 pp., 2 portrait plates, 2 double-page facsimiles, 2 facsimiles of signatures within the text. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith - he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that, collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, this 'sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition' (ODNB) was published. This single volume now ranks as one of the most important and influential poetry collections published in the century (Dunne A38). Protected in a loose mylar archival covering. Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Le Petit Pierre [ Edition originale ]

      Calmann-Lévy 1918 - Un des 200 exemplaires sur papier de hollande numéroté, 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, Calmann-Lévy, Paris, s.d. [1918 ], 338 pp. Bel exemplaire en parfait état du tirage de tête sur hollande (avec 100 japon), parfaitement relié par Semet et Plumelle (ex-libris en garde). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Der Forellenfang mit der Kunstfliege. Einige Ratschläge für Anfänger.

      Genf, Verlag \"Pèche et Sport S. A.\" (1918); EA; ca 20x14 cm; 232 Seiten mit mehreren Abbildungen; Originalbroschureinband (Einband leicht bestoßen, hinterer Einbanddeckel in der Ecke mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, die letzten 4 Blätter davon leicht betroffen; eine Lage gering gelockert; gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Angeln; Fliegenfischen

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        Uhr der Firma Blessing in ein Holz-Propellerteil eines Flugzeuges eingebaut

      Blessing, ohne Ort, (um 1918). Maße: 68 cm x 20 cm x 15 cm - Propeller mit Bezeichnung: "No. 4818 PS100 Mercedes ST 145 D270" -

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        The Tin Woodman of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co., 1918 First edition, first printing, with publisher listed as Reilly & Britton (later printings listed as Reilly & Lee, as the publisher changed their name in the year of publication), and 12 full color plates by John R. Neill. Publisher's red-brown cloth, stamped in black to spine, with John R. Neill's mounted pictorial panel to front board, black and white pictorial endpapers, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with light wear to extremities, slight lean to spine, both hinges cracked and holding, page edges lightly toned and a few pages with small tears, rear free endpaper with an embossed stamp. Overall a pleasing copy. The Tin Woodman is the twelfth book in Baum's Oz series, and reveals to readers the story of how the Tin Woodman came to be made of tin. He tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the East chopped off parts of his body to turn them into tin after the Woodman fell in love with her ward, Nimmie Amee. However, once the witch removed the Woodman's heart, he stopped loving Nimmie Amee and left her. The events of this book, which take place after Dorothy helped the Tin Woodman get a heart in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, tell of the Woodman's journey to find his lost love. Notably, the publication of this book marked the end of a decline in sales for the Oz series, as the title sold 18,600 copies and was considered a bestseller. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Neill, John R..

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        Artilleriebeobachtungsstand." Großer Baum, an dem eine lange Leiter lehnt, darunter Schützengräben, rechts am Himmel ein Fallschirm.

      - Feder in Schwarz, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, auf Untersatz montiert, dort rechts unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert „.ombrich 1918 Walter v. Wecus", links betitelt „ Artilleriebeobachtungsstand". 19:16 cm. Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Düsseldorf seit 1908, die durch ihren Leiter, dem Architekten Wilhelm Kreis (1873-1955), durch architektonisch ausgerichtete Lehrinhalte geprägt war. Dadurch erhielt von Wecus eine deutlich architektonisch geprägte Grundausbildung. 1910 unterbrach er sein Studium, um ein Praktikum in einem Maler- und Anstreicher-Betrieb zu machen. Studienreisen führten ihn nach München, Paris und Berlin. Bei Ausbruch des 1. Weltkrieges 1914 meldete er sich als Freiwilliger. Mit dem Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 261 wurde er nach Frankreich an die Westfront und nach Rußland an die Ostfront geschickt. Er erhielt den Auftrag, die Geschichte seines Regiments künstlerisch zu dokumentieren. Nach dem Krieg versuchte er in der Kunstszene seiner Heimatstadt Fuß zu fassen, war Mitglied im Künstlerverein „Malkasten" und Mitbegründer der expressionistischen Künstlergruppe „Die Form" und fand Zugang zu den linksgerichteten Künstlergruppen „Aktivistenbund 1919" und „Junges Rheinland". Seine eigenwilligen Zeichnungen mit Darstellungen aus dem Felde fanden Anerkennung bei der Kunstkritik und der Düsseldorfer Galerist Alfred Flechtheim stellte ihn Februar/März 1920 aus. Später beschäftigte er sich intensiv mit Bühnenbildentwürfen für das Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf und wurde ein gefragter Bühnenbildner. Der Direktor der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Walter Kaesbach (1879-1971), beauftragte ihn 1925 mit dem Aufbau und der Leitung einer „Klasse für Bühnenkunst". Es war die erste Bühnenkunst-Klasse an einer deutschen Hochschule. Mit erst 33 Jahren wurde von Wecus 1926 dort zum Professor ernannt. In den Jahren des Nationalsozialismus betätigte er sich als Architekt und als Gestalter von Propagandaausstellungen. 1958, mit Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres wurde von Wecus an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf ehrenvoll emeritiert. Bis dahin hatte er 408 Bühnenbildner ausgebildet.

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        OYSTER BAY TOWN RECORDS Long Island, New York

      New York: Tobias A. Wright Inc.. Very Good+. 1918-1938. Hardcover. 7 volumes with publication dates from 1918 to 1938. Clean green cloth with gilt decorated spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Vol. 1 has pictorial frontispiece & fold out map at rear . Vol 1 apparently published in 1916 with a slightly different binding than other 6 volumes. The seven volumes cover time frame 1653-1795. Published by the order of the town. Compared, annotated and indexed by John Cox Jr. Vol.1 Near fine; Vols. 2, 3, 4, 6 VG+; Vol. 5's rear internal hinge mended with cover firmly attached. Vol. 7 page 12 has a mended edge tear. Prior owners ink stamp on front endpaper. New York, Long Island; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5041 pages .

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        Gebeugter Rückenakt.

      - Scherenschnitt, 1918, auf chamoisfarbenes Papier geklebt, links unten betitelt „Gebeugter Rückenakt", rechts unten signiert und datiert „Strohmeyer 1918.". Blattgröße 23,7:17,3 cm. Mit kleiner Läsur unterhalb der linken Kniekehle. Strohmeyer war Mitarbeiter der Wochenschrift für freiheitliche Politik und Literatur „Die Aktion", dem Sprachrohr der expressionistischen Kunst, erschienen in 22 Jahrgängen von 1911-1932. Des Künstlers Beiträge stammen aus den Jahren 1915-1919. Franz Pfemfert 1879-1954, Publizist) widmete Ottheinrich Strohmeyer das DIE AKTION-Sonderheft STROHMEYER, VII. Jahr, Nr. 47/48, 1. Dez. 1917 mit 14 Original-Holzschnitten Strohmeyers.

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        "A Quiet Place" World Premiere Poster Signed

      Poster signed by the American conductor and composer (1918-1990), and librettist Sam Wadsworth, for the world premiere of Bernstein´s 1-act opera "A Quiet Place". This performance took place in Houston, Texas, June 17th, 1983, together with another opera by Bernstein, "Trouble in Tahiti". After this widely criticized and quite unsuccessful premiere of "A Quiet Place", Bernstein and Wadsworth revised the opera cutting some scenes, incorporating "Trouble in Tahiti" in a new, second act of a 3-act version of this opera. Size is 18.5 x 25.5 inches, some overall yellowish tone that is not present on borders (since this was kept framed), otherwise in very good condition.

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        Atlas d'ophtalmoscopie de guerre

      Lagrange Atlas d'ophtalmoscopie de guerre. Masson 1918 BUONE Rigida

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        Gems of Chinese Verse, Translated into English Verse by W. J. B. Fletcher. Original First Edition

      Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1918 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.2*15.7cm, 242p. Boards slightly worn, otherwise a good hardcover with clean pages. Extremely rare first edition copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        COTTON CALLS U-BOAT MURDERS A STUNT

      London 1918 - Placard "COTTON CALLS U-BOAT MURDERS A STUNT". Edges worn, otherwise good. Folded.

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        Ardours and Endurances

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1918] - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles gilt to spine and imprint to front. Spine dulled, a few faint marks to cloth, frontispiece creased and torn by the author himself (and reattached by the owner with note), otherwise sound and internally clean, a very good copy. Photographic portrait frontispiece. First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894–1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court Justice Pierrepont Isham. The portrait frontispiece has been torn out and scrunched up by the poet, latterly reattached with the annotation in Kellogg's hand to the blank recto, "Torn out by R.N. at Morristown in a fit of disgust – quite affected!", and additionally teasingly annotated the handsome portrait itself "'The Flapper's Delight'". The rear endpapers bear in pencil (likely in Nichols's hand) a pointedly modernist reading list comprising works by D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Dorothy Richardson, and Virginia Woolf. Kellogg has also noted beneath that these are "books recommended by R.N." and notes that in the text, of the "marginal notes three are by R.N. while reading aloud" (see pp. 113–14). Kellogg hosted Nichols in Morristown, New Jersey, just after the end of the First World War. Laid-in are the first two pages of an incomplete autograph letter from Lois Kellogg, dated December 1918, which relate to her mother the experience of having the poet to stay: "The poet is returning after tea and I'll have time for a line to you. It has been a most perfect week-end! Can you imagine a timid, erratic, quite conceited, shell-shocked poet being drawn out and coaxed along by Aunt Jane with her wonderful tact and humour and that irresistible chuckle? Of course Robert Nichols is nothing but a very young & very self-centred but exceedingly brilliant and charming human – he takes all kinds of 'poetic-licence'. The way American ovation is going to his silly young head makes me weep – he is such a nice boy and a really gifted writer. The sooner he goes back to England the better, for now his head and his purse are swelling (he has become quite commercially interested in the Hearst Magazine for which he is this minute attempting to finish a clever but purely popular article) and after he has made enough money off us he will go back home to his sick father and his wounded brother and all the rest of them too tired of war to make such a fuss over him and perhaps he may get sobered down a bit". There is also a contemporary photograph laid-in showing Nichols posing with a young girl. This US edition, published in the year after the UK first, includes a new introduction by Nichols. Hayward 333 (UK edition); Reilly p.236. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Poems. Now first published edited with notes by Robert Bridges Poet Laureate.

      London: Humphrey Milford, 1918 - Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed blue boards, spine lettered in black on a paper label. With the original glassine. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Trivial nicks to tail of spine, some minor foxing within, but an excellent copy, with the fragile glassine only a little creased and bearing a few tiny chips at the edges. Superb. With 2 photogravure portraits and 2 double-page plates. First edition, with the rare glassine jacket, one of 750 copies only, of which the bibliography states 50 were given away prior to publication (it took until 1928 to sell them all). Trade copies were issued in a plain paper jacket priced at 12s. 6d., but this original unpriced glassine may well designate one of the 50 copies issued prior to sale. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith – he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that this "sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition" (ODNB), collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, was published. Contemporary reviews were mixed though some were stridently positive, such as Theodore Maynard: "A shy mid-Victorian priest, writing while Tennyson, Swinburne and Patmore led their various schools, was more modern than the most freakish modern would dare to be. He is the last word in technical development". Sales were slow and it had only just sold out by 1930, when "a second edition was called for by the poetry public who were demanding new, difficult poetic voices. Advocated especially by I. A. Richards, F. R. Leavis, William Empson, and Michael Roberts, so that his poems appeared in general and modernistic anthologies, followed by university and school syllabuses, Hopkins had suddenly become a popular modern poet". Notwithstanding the long time coming, this single volume now ranks as one of the most important in influential poetry collections published in the century. Dunne A38; Hayward 335. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Gnostisch Katholische Messe(Umschlagtit.) I.N.R.I. Order Templi Orientis.O.T.O. Ecclesiae-Gnosticae Catholicae Canon Missae. Die Gnostische Messe.Aus dem Original-Text des Baphomet-(Ps.Aleister Crowley)übertragen in die deutsche Sprache von Merlin Per

      Crowley Aleister/Reuss Theodor . Die Gnostisch Katholische Messe(Umschlagtit.) I.N.R.I. Order Templi Orientis.O.T.O. Ecclesiae-Gnosticae Catholicae Canon Missae. Die Gnostische Messe.Aus dem Original-Text des Baphomet-(Ps.Aleister Crowley)übertragen in die deutsche Sprache von Merlin Peregrinus (Ps.Theodor Reuss) .A.O.800.Schmiedeberg(Bez.Hallea.S.)Druck von F.E.Baumann Vlg.der Oriflamme, (circa 1918) 41 Seiten 2 Blatt (Die Gnostisch Katholische Kirche ,Bekanntmachung u. Warnung an den Buchhandel, Bücheranzeigen.)Handschriftlich nummeriertes und gestempeltes Exemplar: 006.mit Parafe Diese von Merlin Peregrinus O.H.O O.T.O Bekanntmachung u. Warnung an den Buchhandel Es befindet sich ein Stempel auf dem Titelblatt oben und der Namenseintrag des Vorbesitzers A.P.Abradon weiter auf der Blattrückseite ein circa 5 cm großer Pentagrammstempel des Orden Mentaler Brüder Abramelins Handschriftlich vermerkt .Jedes Exemplar ist nummerieret und mit dem Stempel des Ordens abgestempelt und vom O.H.O. handschriftlich gezeichnet Text weiter siehe Bild Original Broschur. Erhaltungszustand des Heftes ist gut immer gemessen am Alter und der wirklich ausserordentlichen Seltenheit dieses von Sammlern so gesuchten Originales, diese Schrift die nie in den Buchhandel gelangte und als Manuskript in kleinster Auflage nur für praktizierende Fraters des O.T.O. ausgegeben worden ist.. Über die vorliegende Schrift siehe Frick Licht und Finsternis Band 2 Seite 514-517Höhepunkt der Messe ist die Vereinigung der unbekleideten Priesterin mit dem Priester. Das in dieser Messe enthaltene magische Wissen u. Brauchtum gehört zu den Geheimnissen des O.T.O.u.bildet auch einen wesentlichen Bestandteil im Gradus Pentalpha der Fraternitas Saturni unter Gregor A.Gregorius (Eugen Grosche) Aleister Crowley/Reus Theodor Die gnostisch katholische Messe I.N.R.I. Order Templis Orientis O.T.O. Ecclesiae-Gnosticae Canon Missae. Die Gnostisch katholische Messe, translatet from the original into german through Merlin Peregrinus ( Ps. Theodor Reuss ) A.O. 800 Schmiedeberg ( Bez. Hallae S. ) Printed from, F.E.Baumann , Publisher from Oriflamme( about 1918 ) 41 pages. The book is in good repair in accordance with his age.and the name entry of the previous owner A. P. Abradon further at the sheet back an approximately 5 cm Pentagrammstamp of the Order of mental Brothers Abramelin Handwriten notes The book is extrem rarely and searched, this writing was never arrives into the book trade. It was only as a manuscript in a very small edition for practicing Fraters of the O.T.O..Signed from Theodor Reuss Wichtiger Hinweis zum Versand Ich erhebe eine Versandkostenpauschale in Höhe von 3,90 für den unversicherten Versand innerhalb Deutschlands . Hierbei geht das Versandrisiko zu lasten des Käufers Gerne biete Ich aber einen Versicherten Versand für eine Versandkostenpauschale in Höhe von 7,90 innerhalb Deutschlands an . Versandkosten für das Ausland bitte immer erst erfragen

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        Poems.

      London: Humphrey Milford,, 1918. Now first published edited with notes by Robert Bridges Poet Laureate. Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed blue boards, spine lettered in black on a paper label. With the original glassine. With 2 photogravure portraits and 2 double-page plates. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Trivial nicks to tail of spine, some minor foxing within, but an excellent copy, with the fragile glassine only a little creased and bearing a few tiny chips at the edges. Superb. First edition, with the rare glassine jacket, one of 750 copies only, of which the bibliography states 50 were given away prior to publication (it took until 1928 to sell them all). Trade copies were issued in a plain paper jacket priced at 12s. 6d., but this original unpriced glassine may well designate one of the 50 copies issued prior to sale. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith – he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that this "sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition" (ODNB), collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, was published. Contemporary reviews were mixed though some were stridently positive, such as Theodore Maynard: "A shy mid-Victorian priest, writing while Tennyson, Swinburne and Patmore led their various schools, was more modern than the most freakish modern would dare to be... He is the last word in technical development". Sales were slow and it had only just sold out by 1930, when "a second edition was called for by the poetry public who were demanding new, difficult poetic voices. Advocated especially by I. A. Richards, F. R. Leavis, William Empson, and Michael Roberts, so that his poems appeared in general and modernistic anthologies, followed by university and school syllabuses, Hopkins had suddenly become a popular modern poet". Notwithstanding the long time coming, this single volume now ranks as one of the most important in influential poetry collections published in the century.

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

      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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        Ardours and Endurances

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers,, [1918]. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles gilt to spine and imprint to front. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Spine dulled, a few faint marks to cloth, frontispiece creased and torn by the author himself (and reattached by the owner with note), otherwise sound and internally clean, a very good copy. First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894–1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court Justice Pierrepont Isham. The portrait frontispiece has been torn out and scrunched up by the poet, latterly reattached with the annotation in Kellogg's hand to the blank recto, "Torn out by R.N. at Morristown in a fit of disgust – quite affected!", and additionally teasingly annotated the handsome portrait itself "'The Flapper's Delight'". The rear endpapers bear in pencil (likely in Nichols's hand) a pointedly modernist reading list comprising works by D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Dorothy Richardson, and Virginia Woolf. Kellogg has also noted beneath that these are "books recommended by R.N." and notes that in the text, of the "marginal notes three are by R.N. while reading aloud" (see pp. 113–14). Kellogg hosted Nichols in Morristown, New Jersey, just after the end of the First World War. Laid-in are the first two pages of an incomplete autograph letter from Lois Kellogg, dated December 1918, which relate to her mother the experience of having the poet to stay: "The poet is returning after tea and I'll have time for a line to you. It has been a most perfect week-end!... Can you imagine a timid, erratic, quite conceited, shell-shocked poet being drawn out and coaxed along by Aunt Jane with her wonderful tact and humour and that irresistible chuckle? Of course Robert Nichols is nothing but a very young & very self-centred but exceedingly brilliant and charming human – he takes all kinds of 'poetic-licence'... The way American ovation is going to his silly young head makes me weep – he is such a nice boy and a really gifted writer. The sooner he goes back to England the better, for now his head and his purse are swelling (he has become quite commercially interested in the Hearst Magazine for which he is this minute attempting to finish a clever but purely popular article) and after he has made enough money off us he will go back home to his sick father and his wounded brother and all the rest of them too tired of war to make such a fuss over him and perhaps he may get sobered down a bit". There is also a contemporary photograph laid-in showing Nichols posing with a young girl. This US edition, published in the year after the UK first, includes a new introduction by Nichols.

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        Les blés mouvants, bois de Georges Le Meilleur, pour la Société Les cent Bibliophiles, Paris, 1918.

      - 1 vol. in-4° br. sous chemise cartonnée et emboîtage. Tirage limité à 120 exemplaires sur Japon. Ex. nominatif. Bel état mais dos recollé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        World War One photograph album kept by a member of the 502nd U. S. Army Ambulance Service (U.S.A.A.S)

      France, 1918. Album. Very good. This 11" x 7" leather album contains approximately 125 b/w photographs ranging in size from 2.5" x 1.75" to 5.74" x 8". Almost all of the photos are attached with corner mounts and can be removed. About 30 of the photos show drivers posing alongside their "cars" (ambulances); all but four or five have been autographed. The other images are of scenes and equipment; almost all of these have been captioned on the reverse. Three pieces of ephemera are included: a leave slip, and two troop ship berthing assignments (presumably one from the trip over and one from the return). Highlights include: 30 or so ambulance and driver photos along with a group photo of the entire section; Section members working on and cleaning their vehicles; German prisoners, captured German artillery, and a downed German airplane; The temporary grave of Charlie Waterhouse (presumably a member of the section); Several drivers posing with an ambulance that had been damaged by shrapnel; Evacuating gas attack casualties; and Loading a blanket covered cadaver into the back of an ambulance as most of the detachment watches at attention (probably a member of the section, possibly Charlie Waterhouse, as military ambulances are not used to transport the dead.). The 502nd was the second of three ambulance sections raised from members of Philadelpia's Stoneman's Fellowship, a philanthropic, fraternal organization that provided first aid and ambulance service. Its commander was 1st Lt. Donald Hathaway (the signer of Schubert's leave slip). The 502nd arrived in France and served in the defense of the Aisne River, at Chateau-Thierry, the Aisne-Marne offensive, the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and he Woevre Sector offensive, supporting the 2nd, 26th, 28th, 42nd, and 79th Divisions at various times. Three members of the section were killed during the war and 16 were wounded. Following the Armistice, the 502nd served in occupied Germany and Strasbourg until it returned home in May, 1919.

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        Hyalis. Le petit Faune aux yeux bleus. Nombreuses Illustrations en couleurs par G. Ad. Mossa. Mit beigebundenem Umschlag. Signiertes u. nummeriertes Exemplar N° 317

      Paris: A. & F. Ferroud 1918 - Priv.-PGMt. mit Rückenschildchen und Schuber; 59 Seiten, 8°, mit zahlreichen farbigen Initialen, Vignetten und ganzseitigen Abbildungen, Einband ganz leicht abgegriffen, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr

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        English Fairy Tales

      New York: MacMillian Company, 1918. Copyright date is 1918 Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 197. 1918 English Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, inscribed to John Jacob Astor from Mr Jarvie (John Jacob Astor VI 1912- 1992, son of John Jacob Astor IV), retold by Flora Annie Steel, color plates, ltd & numbered 197/ 250, cover loose from spine. Near Fine rebound copy, housed in a new clam shelf near fine.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/Near Fine Clam Shelf. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 9¾" - 12" Tall. Scarce limited Edition.

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        Le Petit Pierre [ Edition originale ]

      Un des 200 exemplaires sur papier de hollande numéroté, 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, Calmann-Lévy, Paris, s.d. [1918 ], 338 pp. Bel exemplaire en parfait état du tirage de tête sur hollande (avec 100 japon), parfaitement relié par Semet et Plumelle (ex-libris en garde). Français

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        A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers(1918). Ten volumes handsomely bound in 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards; illustrated with many plates and engravings. The Documentary Edition consisting of 400 sets, this being #378 SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. This set has become quite uncommon, especially in a fine binding and in this condition. There was also a signed five-volume Alumni Edition., Hardcover, Neat owner's bookplate on front pastedowns; very minor wear. Beautifully bound and Near Fine

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        The Great Raymond

      Colour lithograph. 360 x 245mm. Two horizontal folds, and crease to upper right hand corner, two puncture holes at the very top. Sheffield, Pawson & Brailsford. 

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        [Figure Studies] "In Central Park." [Manhattan]1918

      Manhattan, New York: 1918. Original pencil drawing. Signed and dated in the image. Titled and dated on the support sheet. 10 x 13.9 inches. Clean one inch tear not affecting the image Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University. Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region. Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson. Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

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        CALLIGRAMMES. POEMES DE LA PAIX ET DE LA GUERRE (1913-1916). Ondes - Etendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des Tirs - Obus couleur de lune - La tete étoilée.

      Paris, Mercure de France, 1918. In-8 p., brossura orig. e tit. in rosso al piatto, pp. 205,(3), con un ritratto xilografico dell'autore, inciso da R. Jaudon (da un disegno di Pablo Picasso). Seconda edizione, pubblicata nello stesso anno della prima, "zeppa di bizzarrie tipografiche e di ideogrammi lirici". Cosi' Diz. Vallecchi, pp. 154-55. Prime 7 e ultime 2 carte con strappetti marginali; 2 cc. iniziali restaur. al marg. interno; pagine uniformemente brunite per la qualità della carta, peraltro buon esemplare.

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        Illustrated Catalogue of a Remarkable Collection of Beautiful White Glazes in European and Oriental Productions and a Gathering of Exceptional Chinese Porcelains, Exclusively Single-Color Specimens to be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale by Direction of Mr. Thomas B. Clarke at The American Art Galleries, Madison Square South, New York, on the Afternoons Herein Stated

      New York: American Art Galleries, 1918 - First edition, first printing. Small quarto, 26*18.5cm, 192p. Lists and describes 570 works of white glazes sold at auctions on January 3, 4, and 5, 1918, about 130 items are illustrated. Please NOTE that ALL the color plates in this catalogue are MISSING, otherwise a complete catalogue with all text pages and b/w illustrations and plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Plakat. Aufruf.Ludendorff-Spende für Kriegsgeschädigte.

      München, Fritz Maison. 1918 - 86 x 57 cm. Gefaltet. Kleine Randläsuren. Sehr gut erhalten. Mit dem aufgeklebtem Zusatz der württembergischen Kriegsinvalidenfürsorge: Spenden werden hier angenommen.

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        Von der 9. Reserve-Division und ihrer Sturmkompagnie während ihrer Kämpfe im Bereich der 1. Armee

      Verlag der Somme Wacht Kriegszeitung der 1. Armee, (ca 1918) 280 x 390 mm, (4 Bl., 30 gez. Bl.), Faltmappe, , Mappe mit stärkeren Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Beiblatt etwas fleckig in gutem Zustand. Kartonagen mit Randbräune. Die montierten Abbildungen in sehr gutem Zustand. Mappe mit 30 Drucken, jeweils auf grauem Karton montiert, und ein 8-seitiges Beilage-Blatt mit Vorwort, Einführung und den Titeln der Bilder. Die Bilder stammen vom Kriegsmaler Martin Frost.

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        Free & Other Stories

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, with edge of page block lightly dust-soiled, and a water stain to the top edge though not affecting the margins. Offsetting from dust jacket flaps to end sheets, previous owner details to front free end paper. Light rubbing to cloth at tips, else a very sharp copy in a Very Good dust jacket with a darkened spine panel with a closed interior chip, light edge wear with modest chipping at the spine ends. Rare in the dust jacket.

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        Twenty Poems

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1918. Duodecimo (151 x 101 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in contemporary red calf, long tan label lettered in gilt between 2 raised bands to spine with gilt ornaments to head and foot, double gilt fillet to covers, front cover with "If and Other Poems" lettered in gilt with a gilt-stamped centrepiece of an elephant in a circle, red and gilt chequered endpapers, gilt edges, red silk page marker. Slight fading to spine, very slight marking to covers. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, in a handsome binding. The collection includes the poem "If", perhaps Kipling's most famous work.

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