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        [An original watercolour illustration from Josephine Is Busy].

      An original, signed, watercolour painting (image size 196 x 285mm), with bodycolour, by Honor C. Appleton, beautifully displayed in a cream acid-free mount hand-ruled in gilt with an onlaid marbled paper panel within a clean, hand-made, and richly gilded frame; with the original exhibition label from Chris Beetles Limited, 10 Ryder Street, St. James's to the reverse; in fine and exquisite condition with no fading to the colours, beautifully presented in an immaculate gold leaf frame. An original watercolour illustration for Josephine Is Busy by Mrs. Henry Cowper Cradock, published by Blackie in 1918. It is a design for the dustwrapper, incorporating the book title and the artist's name in red. The scene depicted is entitled "All the toys run at Josephine to get their piece of paper". Honor C. Appleton (1879-1951) was a widely appreciated, and prolific, watercolour artist and children's book illustrator who is principally known for her work on Cradock's series of Josephine books, published between 1916 and 1940. Josephine and her battered toy friends are characteristically seen from a very low viewpoint, a few inches from the floor, with the skirting board as an indicator of scale.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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      , Genève, William Kundig, 1918. in-folio (480 X 375 mm.), en couverture imprimée.cartonnéIl est l'un des 150 exemplaires numérotés La couverture de lin n'est pas l'époque, pas d'origine.Edition originale

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        Mitchell Library Sydney. Contents List of the H.L. White Postage-Stamp Collection.

      Sydney: Government printer, 1918. Octavo, 8pp, with original wrappers bound in; excellent condition in ornate gilt binding. Henry White's copy of the Mitchell Library catalogue of his philatelic bequest, in personalised gilt decorated leather binding with the front board lettered "H.L. White".From the preface to the catalogue: 'In May, 1917, Mr. H.L. White donated to the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales his valuable collection of New South Wales postage and duty stamps for exhibition in the Mitchell Library Building. The collection is valued by experts at £15,000. It is rich and extensive, and contains many rarities and specially fine copies. The donor's intention was that the postage stamps should be readily available for inspection...'The catalogue is bound with a special number of The Australian Philatelist for June 1917 detailing the White bequest.

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        CATS AT PLAY.

      [12] pages, each illustrated with between one and two full-colour images together with a simple caption. The centrefold features a double page spread of images. Original stiff stapled wrappers, the upper cover bearing s full-colour picture by Wain;, the rear panel blank, the verso and recto of the covers bearing images in black & white, the image on the recto of the rear wrapper being by E. A. Cubitt. Folio. First edition. Worn, with some light soiling throughout; the wrappers worn at the spine and corners and with some staining. However, being fragile, this is a very rare Wain item, the first copy we have seen. Copac records two copies only.

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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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        Lot de 7 clichés : photographies aériennes prises en Italie, sur le front entre Asiago et Gallio, le 24 mai 1918 [ 51e SPA - XIIe CA - SAL 22 Reconnaissance Série XXX - Altitude 1400 m Foyer 0.50 Vues obliques ] I : Carte générale ; N° 2 : Val Stenfle ; N° 4 : Mt Ferraghi ; N°5 : O. de Bertigo ; N° 6 : Zocchi et Stellar ; N° 7 : Mt Caiz et S.E. ; N° 8 : Gallio [ Fotografia aerea in Italia, sul fronte tra Asiago e Gallio, 24 maggio 1918 ]

      1918. 7 clichés photographique d'époque format 23,7 x 18 cm, I : Carte générale N° 1 à 10 ; N° 2 : Val Stenfle ; N° 4 : Mt Ferraghi ; N°5 : O. de Bertigo ; N° 6 : Zocchi et Stellar ; N° 7 : Mt Caiz et S.E. ; N° 8 : Gallio Très rare lot, provenant de la bibliothèque d'un officier polytechnicien (entré à l'Ecole Polytechnique en 1912). La carte récapitulative indique 10 photos en précisant l'emplacement exact des prises de vue ; le reste du lot est composé de 6 des clichés signalés. "La Città di Asiago, come tutti gli altri paesi dell'altopiano, è stata direttamente interessata dagli eventi della prima guerra mondiale: durante l'Offensiva di Primavera la città venne completamente rasa al suolo. Fu ricostruita subito dopo la fine delle ostilità" ... "Tra i vari combattenti impegnati in zona, numerosi scrittori tra cui Carlo Emilio Gadda, Paolo Monelli, Emilio Lussu, Carlo e Giani Stuparich, Fritz Weber, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Mario Puccini, Attilio Frescura, Arnaldo Fraccaroli, Norman Gladden, Giuseppe De Mori, Robert Musil e Nobel per la letteratura come Ernest Hemingway e Rudyard Kipling, oltre a una delle più note autrici inglesi, Vera Brittain, e altri autori ancora, hanno raccontato negli anni a venire il loro vissuto in maniera diretta o meno durante la grande guerra sull'Altopiano di Asiago. Lo stesso Franz Kafka nei suoi Diari racconta di una battaglia avvenuta sull'Altipiano.". (Wikipedia)" De la même provenance, nous disposons d'autres clichés de reconnaissance aérienne sur le front d'Italie entre avril et octobre 1918 Français

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        Typed letter signed. Berlin, 8. VI. 1918.

      1918. Large 8vo. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To the Society of Reproducing Art, confirming to sell his lithography "Odysseus und Nausikaa" for the price of 1500 German Mark, to undersign 200 preference copies, and to make use of his 10 complimentary copies for private purpose only. - Centerfold torn, partly stronge damage to edges, and some traces of handling.

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        State of California Cattle Protection Board Cattle Brands and Licensed Slaughters 1918

      San Francisco: Cattle Protection Board. Fair. 1918. Hardcover. Red cloth boards have dampstains, rubbing, a quarter-inch hole in the spine, and bumped corners. Binding tight. Some soil and dampstains on text block edges, endpapers, and pages, with an inked number on the front pastedown. The first free endpaper bears the stamp of the California Department of Agriculture. An indexed guide with 245 pages of cattle brands and earmarks from throughout the state. Scarce, with no copies found on OCLC. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 356 pp .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Affaire Bola-Pacha, 68 Croquis d'Audience par Sem.

      1918. Sem's Account of a Notable Treason Trial [Trial]. Bolo, Paul [d. 1918], Defendant. Sem [Gorsat (Goursat), Georges (1863-1934)]. Affaire Bola-Pacha: 68 Croquis d'Audience par Sem. [Paris: S.n., c. 1918]. 68 lithographic images on 24 sheets and a sheet of captions in a printed wrapper housed in a printed folder. 12-1/2" x 10." From a signed edition of 300 on Arches paper, this number 283. Light soiling and edgewear to outer folder, a few minor tears along fold lines, short minor tear to spine of inner folder, light stain to caption sheet, plates fine. $1,750. * The Bolo Pasha affair involved a French traitor, Paul Bolo, who convinced the Egyptian Khedive (Viceroy), Abbas Hilmi, to sponsor an anti-war movement in France through the press using $2,500,000 raised from German sources. (Granted the title Pasha by the Khedive, Bolo renamed himself Bolo Pasha.) Convicted of treason, he was executed by a firing squad in April 1918. Sem's caricatures portray the judge, defendant, witnesses and judges at various points in the trial. Gorsat, or Goursat, was a French caricaturist and illustrator active from the late nineteenth century to 1934. His lasting fame rests on his depictions of French ruling class and French high society during the Belle Epoque. He was a regular contributor to the leading French periodicals, produced albums of caricatures depicting current events and social life and designed several path-breaking advertisements. His work is highly esteemed today.

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        Geist der Utopie.

      Munich: Duncker & Humblot, 1918. Octavo, uncut and largely unopened; a superb copy in paper wrappers, gilt decorations to front cover, preserved in morocco-backed cloth box. First edition of Bloch's first book, and rare. Bloch's treatise on the utopian spirit is the foundation work of his long career investigating utopia: Manuel called him 'the most famous contemporary commentator on the utopian propensity.'Geist der Utopie sketches out Bloch's belief in the overcoming of alienation through utopia, particularly through his formulation of the 'Not-Yet-Conscious.' Moreover, it presents a vigorous call to move past Romantic Sehnsucht (regret at the impossibility of rationality) and to build impossibly towards the horizon: 'Nun haben wir zu beginnen.' Although for some time relatively unknown in the English-speaking world, the 1995 publication of The Principle of Hope by MIT heralded a renewed interest in Bloch, and saw him assume an intellectual position alongside his better known friends and colleagues Walter Benjamin and George Lukacs. Geist der Utopie has finally been released in English translation by Stanford University Press.Bloch (1885-1977) was one of the great Marxist philosophers of the twentieth century. Exiled to the United States in 1933, he returned to Leipzig in 1948 to become professor of philosophy. Although the publication of the early volumes of his major work, Das Princip Hoffnung, was greeted with enthusiasm, the reception of the third and final volume was negative, indeed, it was deemed to be suspect and un-marxist. By 1961 his position had deteriorated to such a point that he was once more forced to flee, this time becoming professor at Tübingen in then West Germany. Wrappers lightly worn.

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        Tegninger 1918-1919.

      34 originale tegninger med motiver fra København og resten af Danmark, udført med sort tusch og signeret på bagsiden; flere dateret 1918. Hver tegning er i postkortformat (9,5 x 14 cm), enten tvær- eller højformat. Hvert kort med stempel og påtegning fra Stenders Kunstforlag på bagsiden. Monteret parvis eller enkeltvis på plancher. Indbundet i et elegant halvbind af grønt gedeskind (H. Ahrenkiel) med rygtitel: Jacob S. Paludan Tegninger 1918-19. Smuk og elegant monteret dokumentation af et af Jacob Paludans mange talenter, nemlig som tegner af topografiske postkort. Hver tegning er udført med sikker sans for proportioner, perspektiv og detaljer og er da også afsat med reproduktion for øje hos en af landets største producenter af postkort. Billederne er udført i 1918, da unge Paludan netop var blevet cand. pharm. "Udover Violinen og Digtekunsten i Vers og Prosaudkast dyrkede Paludan Pennetegningen. En Overgang udnytter han endog sit Talent merkantilt til Støtte for altfor flygtige lommepenge ved at blive Leverandør til Stenders Kunstforlag af snebelæssede Julekort i Serievis" (Orla Lundbo: Jacob Paludan (1943), p. 15. Lundbos hovski-snovski-agtige karakteristik stemmer dårligt med Paludans fine kleinkunstværker, der i høj grad røber, at de er udført af manden, der siden skrev essayet "Han gik Ture".** Vedlagt: Særtryk (1975) med tekster af Jacob Paludan, et solidt vred avisudklip samt to håndskrevne og signerede breve: Et hjerteligt takkebrev fra (19)75 og 3 tætskrevne sider (1947) med detaljerede svar på en række spørgsmål, reelt et interview.

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        Reminiscences of General William Larimer and of His Son William H. H. Larimer, Two of the Founders of Denver City

      Lancaster, PA: William Larimer Mellon. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1918. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Contemporary three-quarter Moroccan leather spine and corners, with marbled boards, gilt-stamped lines on cover and spine with gilt-stamped title on the spine and gilt top edge on text block. Boards show light shelfwear, rubbing, and faint soil markings. Board edges and corners are beginning to chip. The spine is sunned, missing a quarter-inch chip from the cap, and shows some soil markings. Inside there are marbled pastedowns, folding genealogical chart, and black and white photo plates. There are bookplates on the inside of the marbled pastedowns, front and back. Pages have deckled edges, are browned with age and show faint toning. The genealogical chart has a 2" tear. This volume was compiled from letters and notes written by William H. H. Larimer and printed for private circulation for William Larimer Mellon. General William Larimer (1809-75) is known for establishing the city of Denver, Colorado. He arrived in the area with his family in 1858, hoping to strike it rich in the gold fields. He became a prominent real estate agent and promoter, lobbying for rail transportation, agricultural and mining developments and community incorporation. Larimer organized a new political party in Denver (Republican) and recruited troops from the territory to join the Union cause, under which he served as a captain. Graff 2400. Howes L102.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 256 pp .

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        FIGHT WORLD FAMINE. Enroll in The Boys' Working Reserve.; U. S. Employment Service. Department of Labor

      Baltimore :: New York: Thomsen-Ellis Company. 1st Printing (Borkan, p. 179), ca 1918. Not found in Rawls. Only minor wear. Colors vibrant. Nr Fine.. Single sheet broadside, printed in yellow, brown & black on white paper. Image shows a serviceman, amidst what looks like wheat & grain stalks, fighting off vultures with pitchfork. 27-5/8" x 18-7/8"

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      First edition, one of 70 numbered copies on Lafuma Voiron re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, the only large paper copies.A good and rare copy without foxing. Nrf Paris 1918 17x21,5cm broché

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        Les malheurs de Fernande

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Arches paper, leading copy after 6 Japan.Bound in half morocco anthracite strip, flat spine enriched head of a bookplate mosaic piece of red and brown morocco, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, pasted on the first contreplat elegant relioure signed Devauchelle.Nice cover illustrated by Lobel-Riche.Nice copy of this well established following Jesus-la-Caille. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A l'édition Paris 1918 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Nothing Stops These Men Let Nothing Stop You.

      Philadelphia. United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. Signed in image 1918. Color lithograph poster, sheet 39 1/4 x 53 1/2 inches. 3 vertical folds, 1 horizontal fold, crease and archivally mended tear at upper left corner, other light creasing, tiny abraded spots along central fold, one short tear along central horizontal fold mended on verso with linen tape, several short edge tears mended with linen tape, other short edge tears. Image is clean and bright and displays very well. This original World War I poster features a dramatic image of a bayonet advance on the enemy, the United States flag at upper left by Howard Giles (1876-1955). This over-size poster was designed to increase production in U.S. ship building plants. Printed by John H. Eggers Co. Inc., New York.

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        The Nelson Lee Library. No. 158-65, 264-74, 285-93, 375-80, 443, 448-54, 477-84; New series no. 2-3, 6, 8, 11, 18, 22-27, 29, 31-32, 34-39, 41-62, 67-69, 71-76, 79-84, 97, 99, 104-07, 110, 113-17, 119-21, 123-24, 129-32, 134, 136, 140-51, 154, 156-59, 166, 168, 170, 172-73, 176-79, 182-85, 187, 191-93; [2nd] New series no. 2-6, 8-10, 16, 24-27, 65-70, 91-93, 147-48, 150-51, 155-59, 161. [3rd] New series no. 1-4, 6-8, 10-15, 17-18, 20-21, 23-25. Between 15 June, 1918 - 12 Aug., 1933. Approx. 215 nos.

      Proprietors, Fleetway House, Farringdon Street. (Amalgamated Press.) 1918-32 Stabbed as issued; one without wraps, one front wrap torn away, a few tears and spine splitting and a little foxing in some issues, but generally in good condition.A very good representative run of this St Frank's school story series almost entirely written by Edwy Searles Brooks. The Wartime price is a penny halfpenny in smaller format, increasing to twopence in 1922. This set unfortunately lacks the coloured portraits of 1929 test cricketers and obviously is without the metal badges and models. After this run the series was combined with 'The Gem'.

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        HEY FELLOWS!" Your Money Brings the Book We Need When We Want It.; American Library Association. United War Work Campaign - Week of November 11 ? 1918

      American Lithographic Co, New York 1918 - Single sheet broadside, printed in orange, brown & black on white paper. Image shows a doughboy, with books in hand, standing over a seated sailor, who is reading a book. 30" x 20" Only minor wear. Colors vibrant. Nr Fine. 1st Printing (Borkan, p. 181; Rawls, p. 159).

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      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Japan, the only large paper copies.A good and well-margined copy.Fasquelle Paris 1918 19x25cm relié

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      Original grey boards with mounted illustration. First edition; first issue, but with the 'N' in London.A near fine copy.The title-page of this work is undated, but a First Edition of December 1918 can be determined by the absence of Ltd from Warne's imprint on the title-page. The second printing was issued in June 1919, when Ltd was added to the imprint. Much is made of the missing 'N' from London that some copies have. Clearly, this printing error does not constitute a separate edition, it merely indicates that a number of the first printing escaped from the press before the error was spotted.

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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. Occasional spotting to pages. An excellent copy. With 16 mounted colour illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Signed limited edition, number 123 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Richter-Berlin: Widmungsblatt für die AKTION<. Original Postkarte, gelaufen, beschriftet von Else Taterka an Nora Baake und Effi Brauer Konstanzer Straße 56, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Stempel 27.1.[19]20.

      Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Verlag Die Aktion, [um ] 1918 - 14,5 x 9,3 cm, gutes Exemplar. Else Taterka (Lebensdaten unbekannt; Erwähnungen 1920 bis 1930) war Gebrauchsgrafikerin und Lehrerin an der Berliner Reimann-Schule. Sie schuf besonders wirkungsvolle Entwürfe für Schaufenster und Festdekorationen. Hang zum Grotesk-Phantastischen. Sie wohnte in der Moltkestrasse 46 a in Berlin Lichterfelde [von 1920 bis 1930]. - Literatur: H. K. Frenzel (1930). - Aus der Postkarten-Serie der Zeitschrift DIE AKTION. - Rückseitig mit dem Text: "Die Berliner Wochenzeitung DIE AKTION sei empfohlen, denn sie ist mutig ohne Literatenfrechheit, leidenschaftlich ohne Phrase und gebildet ohne Dünkel. Franz Blei im >Losen Vogel<. "Deutschlands beste literarische Revue". Carl Sternheim in der Voss. Ztg. - DIE AKTION, herausgegeben von Franz Pfemfert, erscheint jeden Sonnabend. Probenummern 30 Pf. durch den Verlag Berlin-Wilmersdorf." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        This is what God gives us. What are you giving so that others may live? Eat less wheat, meat, fats, sugar. Send more to Europe or they will starve (poster)

      United States Food Administration. No. 17. [1918?] - Lithograph in many colors. 29 x 21.1 in. / 73.6 x 53.6 cm. Professionally backed with Japanese tissue. The text appears in a frame surrounded by various kinds of foods. Another version exists with a similar but different text.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        J`ai tué. Prose par Monsieur Blaise Cendrars et 5 dessins de Monsieur Fernand Léger. Paris. A La Belle Édition 1918. 20,5 x 19,4 cm. 18 nicht nummerierte Blätter. Originalbroschur mit einer Umschlagillustration von Fernand Léger in Blau und Gelb.

      A La Belle Édition, 1918. Originalausgabe. Andel, Avant-Garde Page Design 94 und 95 - Cubist Prints/Cubist Books 62. Nr. 48 von 300 nummerierten Exemplaren auf unbeschnittenem vergé à la forme. Die Gesamtauflage betrug 353 Exemplare. Typographie und Druck besorgte Francois Bernouard. Der Text wurde in Rot gedruckt, die Illustrationen von Léger in Rot und Blau, die Umschlagillustration außerdem mit gelbem Pochoir versehen. Der gegen die Unmenschlichkeit und Sinnlosigkeit des Krieges geschriebene Text von Blaise Cendrars, der im ersten Weltkrieg seinen rechten Arm verlor, wird von 5 (einschließlich des Umschlages) kubistischen Zeichnungen von Fernand Léger begleitet. Diese Zeichnungen Légers stellen die ersten Arbeiten nach seiner Genesung von den Folgen eines Giftgasangriffes dar, die er bei einem Fronteinsatz in der Nähe von Verdun erlitten hatte. Sensationelles Zusammenspiel von Text und Illustration und einzigartiges Zeugnis der frühen und intensiven Zusammenarbeit der beiden Künstlerfreunde. Der Umschlag mit kleinen Fehlstellen am unteren und am oberen Teil des Rückens, sonst schönes und sauberes Exemplar dieser sehr seltenen Publikation.

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        Menschen. Heft Nr. 3, 15. Mai 1918. Herausgegeben von Felix Stiemer, Freiburg i. Br. Schriftleitung: Heinar Schilling, Dresden. Dresden. Felix Stiemer Verlag 1918. 47,2 x 31,2 cm. 4 Seiten auf hellem Zeitungspapier. Originalheft mit einem Originalholzschnitt von Felixmüller auf dem Titelblatt.

      Felix Stiemer Verlag, 1918. Originalausgabe. Söhn, Handbuch der Original-Graphik 26903. Dieses Heft enthält neben dem großen Titelholzschnitt noch weitere 7 Originalholzschnitte von Conrad Felixmüller. Das Heft ist sehr schön erhalten, was aufgrund des großen Formates und der Papierqualität äußerst selten ist.

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        Le flâneur des deux rives

      First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies after 5 on China. With a photographic portrait of the author as frontispiece. Endpapers very lightly, marginally sunned (not seriously). A very good copy. Editions de la Sirène Paris 1918 10,5x18cm broché

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        Menschen. Heft Nr. 1, 15. Januar 1918. Herausgegeben von Felix Stiemer, Freiburg i. Br. Schriftleitung: Heinar Schilling, Dresden. Dresden. Felix Stiemer Verlag 1918. 47,2 x 31,2 cm. 4 Seiten auf grünem Zeitungspapier. Originalheft mit einem Originalholzschnitt von Felixmüller auf dem Titelblatt.

      Felix Stiemer Verlag, 1918.Originalausgabe. Söhn, Handbuch der Original-Graphik 26901. Erstes Heft der Zeitschrift Menschen auf grünem Papier gedruckt. Enthält neben dem Titelholzschnitt von Felixmuüller einen weiteren, großformatigen Originalholzschnitt von Felixmüller „Bedrückt=Sein im Atelier". Außerdem Textbeiträge von Felixmüller (Exaltationen meiner Seele), Mynona, Heinar Schilling und Walter Rheiner. Wie stets mit Mittelfalte. Dort auf der ersten Seite mit leichtem Lichtrand. Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar der fragilen Zeitschrift. So sehr selten.

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        UNIVERSITY Of NORTH DAKOTA, 1915 - 1919.

      [Grand Forks]: 1915 - 1918. 59 leaves of black mounting paper. 625 b/w corner mounted photographs, mostly of a 'snapshot' variety; sizes range from 1-3/4" x 2-1/2' to 3-1/4" x 4-3/8" to 3-1/2" x 5/1/4" to 8" x 10". Most are of the first two sizes. Many are captioned, with a goodly number of people identified. Evidence of 3 removed photographs. One RPPC & a later [1956] snapshot laid-in. Album: 11-1/4" x 15" Album - VG. Most images Very Good or better.

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        Les Jockeys Camoufles

      1st Edition Paris: La Belle Edition, 1918. FIRST EDITION, one of only 300 numbered copies on verge d'Arches (out of a total edition of 343), with five plates by Henri Matisse illustrating three poems by Pierre Reverdy. Often considered Matisse's first illustrated book, Les Jockeys Camoufles actually contains drawings made previously by Matisse between 1903-1917. A beautifully printed book with text in four colors.Les Jockeys Camoufles. Trois Poemes par Monsieur Pierre Reverdy. Agrementes de cinq dessins inedits de Henri Matisse. Paris: La Belle Edition, (1918). Quarto, original wrappers, original glassine. Slight toning to edges of wrappers, small tear to original glassine. In outstanding condition. Rare. Fine.

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        Ministry of Munitions of War. H.M. Factory, Gretna. Description of Plant and Process.

      Dumfries: Printed for HMSO by J. Maxwell & Son, 1918 - Foolscap quarto (338 × 208 mm) Original maroon skiver, title gilt to the upper board within panel of swags in blind. Rubbed at the extremities, and neatly rebacked, contents clean and sound. Profusely illustrated with diagrams, plans and sketch-maps, many of them folding, some coloured, and a number of half-tone plates from photographs including extensive panoramas of the works and the cordite ranges. First and only edition. The massive factory site, which included the two purpose-built townships of Gretna and Eastriggs, was established as a response to the Shell Crisis of 1915. The plant's product was cordite - a smokeless propellant explosive comprised of a mixture of nitro-glycerine and nitro-cellulose, or gun cotton, and described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle after a visit to the site as "The Devil's Porridge" - and within a year of commencing production it was turning out 800 tons a week, more than all the other factories in Britain combined. Two thirds of the close 17,000 workers were women. The site was closed at the end of the war, the buildings demolished, eventually being parcelled off into 700 lots and sold off in the 1920s. A remarkably detailed technical account of this vital contribution to victory in World War I, this copy that of Lord Moulton who was Director General of the Explosive Supply Department. Uncommon, just four copies recorded on OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Original grey boards with mounted illustration.Original printed dust-wrapper. First edition. First issue, but with the 'N' in London. Wrapper chipped and worn; little bumped at top outer corner; else a near fine copy. The title-page of this work is undated, but a First Edition of December 1918 can be determined by the absence of Ltd from Warne's imprint on the title-page. The second printing was issued in June 1919, when Ltd was added to the imprint. Much is made of the missing N from London that some copies have. Clearly, this printing error does not constitute a separate edition, it merely attests that a number of the first printing escaped from the press before the error was spotted.

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        Plane Tales from the Skies.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1918. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.x; 182. Publisher's red cloth with black titles to spine and upper board, in pictorial dust-jacket designed by G.H. Tavis. A collection of fact-based short stories about early aerial combat in WWI, mostly on the Western Front. Faint ghost of a stamp to front pastedown, cheap grey paper stock has some occasional spotting. Slight spotting to endpapers. Some marks to the cloth at the spine. Dust-jacket shows very well, with a crease to the front panel, loss at the top and bottom of the spine panel and to the top left and bottom right corners of the rear panel, creasing and nicking along the top and bottom edges of the dust-wrapper. Quite heavy spotting to spine panel. A very good example, exceedingly scarce in its dust-jacket. Aside from being an author, Blake was a pioneer aviator who led the first attempted circumnavigation of the globe by air in 1922, and motored around both South America and the Central African Federation in a Standard Vanguard.

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        Les malheurs de Fernande

      First edition, one of 15 numbered copies on Arches paper, deluxe edition after 6 Japan.Binding half brown chocolate shagreen with corners, back with five nerves slightly cleared, boards, guards and contreplats marbled paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head.fully shaded guards.Beautiful cover illustrated by Lobel-Riche.Nice copy of this beautifully established following Jesus la Caille. A l'édition Paris 1918 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Le mystère de Jésus

      Editions de la Sirène. Edition illustrated with 17 original wood Louis Bouquet, one of the 15 best scholars of old Japan in the tank, not ours scholar, head of draw.Signature Louis Bouquet to the justification of the draw.Our copy, as all copies of old Japan on head and pulling as he stipulated to the justification of the draw is full of his suite printed in sepia on China and signed by Louis Bouquet.In addition, our copy is enhanced with a suite wood signed by Louis Bouquet and printed in sepia on wove without adhesive usually accompanying the 20 numbered copies on Imperial Japan.Some very light bites are not serious, back of the slotted Length shirt indications bibliophile pen topped the first board of the shirt.Note that the shirt bears a different title and name of the author; namely, Combet-Descombes "Images for Baudelaire" all the striped in blue pencil.Rare.  Editions de la Sirène Paris 1918 26x33,5cm en feuilles sous chemise

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        On the Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra.

      First editions, author's presentation offprints, inscribed. Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos, 1918. Rare inscribed presentation-offprint issues with 'Separate Copy' printed on the front wrappers. The third part, published in 1922, lacks here for obvious reasons [see below]. It was in this fundamental paper that Bohr first gave a clear formulation of, and fully utilized, his 'correspondence principle'. Besides his derivation of the Balmer formula (1913), this is by many considered to be Bohr's greatest contribution to physics. Bohr's correspondence principle (or postulate) states in general that although classical physics is incomplete there must be a fundamental analogy between quantum theory and classical physics. Actually Bohr at first referred to the postulate as the 'principle of analogy'. It was Bohr's underlying idea that the new quantum theory must satisfy in the limiting cases, e.g., when frequencies v tend to zero or quantum numbers n??, that it's predictions approximate those of classical physics. When studying different quantum theoretic problems one can thus utilize already established facts from what classical physics predicts in that particular situation, and then work backwards to arrive at new quantum theoretic rules for the system. In this major paper Bohr penetrated far into the quantum theory of line-spectra of the Hydrogen atom, and other elements, by using his principle and the classical theory of electrodynamics. Bohr's method was the principle guide to the progress of quantum theory during the early twenties, until it was finally built into the foundation of quantum mechanics. Provenance: Part 1 inscribed in Bohr's hand: "Hernn Professor Dr. E. Gehrke / Hochachtungsvoll / vom / Verfasser", Part 2 with faint rubberstamp "Fra Forfatteren", both parts inscribed (probably by Gehrke) "Bohr 1918". Ernst Gehrcke (1878-1960) spent most of his scientific career on the relation between electricity and gasses, this basic research being important for the later development of gas-filled light bulbs and tubes. He is most well known for criticism of the general theory of relativity as outlined by Einstein in 1916. Most discussion thereon can be found in German newspapers after a conference on August 24, 1920, featuring lectures against this theory. This was the first and only event of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Naturforscher zur Erhaltung reiner Wissenschaft. Philipp Lenard [Nobel-prize 1905 for his work on cathode rays] lended credibility to the Society. Gehrcke was the major speaker. Later Anti-Semitism and anti-theoretical physics (especially with respect to the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics) were core elements of the Deutsche Physik movement to which Gehrcke contributed Die massensuggestion der relativitätstheorie (1924). Lenard proposed Gehrcke for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, which ultimately was awarded to Einstein in the same year. In this perspective it can be understood, that Bohr did not send Gehrcke an offprint of the 3rd part in 1922, thus resulting in the set presently offered. Two parts. 4to: (270 x 215 mm). 118 pp. Offprints from: 'Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et des Lettres de Danemark'. Original printed wrappers, light wear and chipping, spine strip of second part worn and front wrapper nearly split. In all a fine and unretsored set.

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        A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs

      First edition on ordinary paper with the right justification page dated 30 Novembre 1918, falsely stated the 5th edition.Spine very slightly sunned, not serious, with a tiny lack to foot, three small marginal lacks to head of lower cover. Nrf Paris 1918 12,5x19,5cm broché

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      - (ARNOUX,GUY)illus. TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES. Paris: Devamber, no date [1918]. Large folio (13x19"), loose as issued in pictorial portfolio with ribbon ties. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES ON HAND-MADE PAPER. This fabulous item contains 11 absolutely stunning, large POCHOIR PAGES (including title page), each of which portray a different historical scene and military figure, either carrying a drum or a horn. Done with much detail and bold, vivid colors this is a very beautiful book in excellent condition.

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        The Romance of Commerce

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Signed by the Author. Inscribed by Harry Selfridge in pencil to Federal Judge Christian Cecil Kohlsaat and dated February 12, 1918. 8vo. Embossed cloth with decorative gilt spine. Deckled fore and bottom edges. pp. xviii, (2), (1)-422, (4) advertisements in back, illustrated with numerous plates, fold-out panoramic view of Venice and enormous Organisation Chart of a 20th Century Department store. Harry Gordon Selfridge (1856â??1947) was an American-born British retail magnate, who founded the London-based department store Selfridges. His thirty-year leadership of Selfridges led to him becoming one of the most respected and wealthy retail magnates in the United Kingdom. He has been profiled in the popular BBC series Mr. Selfridge, as played by Jeremy Piven. A clean & bright copy, with the binding a little shaken, the hinges starting at several places, and the front endpaper starting as well. Overall, a very attractive signed copy of this business classic. In stock, ready to ship now from Evanston, IL!

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        English Fairy Tales. Retold by Flora Annie Steel. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Includes Goldilocks & the Three Bears, Jack The Giant Killer, Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Dick Whittington, Little Red Riding Hood and the Babes in the Wood.

      London: MacMillan and Co., 1918. FIRST Arthur Rackham illustrated edition. With 16 colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Elegantly hand-bound in burgundy half morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spine, matching cloth sides. A fine copy in an attractive recent binding.Includes Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack the Giant Killer, Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Dick Whittington, Little Red Riding Hood and the Babes in the Wood.

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        Codorniu Spanish Champagne Advertising Fan.

      Folding fan, paper with wooden slats. A little damage to one slat otherwise in very good condition. Mounted in a glazed box. An interesting advertising piece. The fan has a drawing by José Navarro y Llorens of a bottle of Raventos Codorniu as the body for a car with added wheels and steering wheel, and with a driver and passender astride the bottle. The fan was clearly meant for the British market with the text on the reverse reading "Codorniu Spanish Champagne. The Favourite Wine of H.M. King and Queen of Spain. First Prizes in all Expositions. Ask for it." In 1872, Josep Raventós produced cava for the first time in Spain using the ?Traditional Method? and established a completely new industry in the Alt Penedès region. The Codorníu cellars at Sant Sadurní d'Anoia were built on the orders of Manuel Raventós between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century (1895-1915). He chose the renowned Catalán architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, to design the facility. At that time Codorníu was producing about 100,000 bottles of cava per year. Born in Valencia in 1867, José Navarro Lloréns was influenced by several of Spain's greatest Romantic and Impressionist masters, including Mariano Fortuny and Joaquín Sorolla. With an innate talent for capturing the effects of light and colour, Navarro Llorens travelled to Morocco where he was able to exercise this aptitude to its fullest extent. The bright North African sun illuminated his palette, offering new patterns of clarity, colour and shadow. Navarro Llorens also discovered in Morocco a fresh subject matter. While he had always had a proclivity for depicting scenes of everyday life, the new themes he found in Morocco gave the artist the inspiration to compose some of his most beautiful and jewel-like canvases.

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        Pair of Watercolours showing the Arrival of Ships of the German Fleets at Scapa Flow November 1918


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        Analyse babylonienne. Originalholzschnitt. Von Christian Schad unten links betitelt und unten rechts voll signiert. 1918. 12,9 x 8 cm, Blattgröße 23 x 15,8 cm.

      , 1918.Dada in Zürich 59 mit Abbildung auf Seite 168 - Galeria Schwarz 1970, Nr. 24 mit Abbildung auf Seite 27. Christian Schad schuf im Jahr 1918 eine Reihe von abstrakten Holzschnitten, von denen er nur einige wenige Abzüge herstellte. Zu dieser Gruppe gehört auch vorliegender Holzschnitt. Er ist der einzige Holzschnitt den Schad mit einem Titel versah und der in einer Auflage von 38 Exemplaren gedruckt wurde. Der Druckstock des Holzschnittes gilt als verschollen. Der Holzschnitt war als Beilage für die Luxusausgabe der Züricher Zeitschrift Dada 4/5 vorgesehen, die in einer Auflage von 38 Exemplaren erscheinen sollte. Von dieser Luxusausgabe wurden jedoch nur einige Exemplare hergestellt und so ist zu erklären, daß sich allein im Nachlaß des Herausgebers dieser Zeitschrift noch 11 Exemplare befanden. Siehe dazu: Dokumentations-Bibliothek III. Teile der Bibliothek und Sammlung Tristan Tzara. Paris, Nr. 154. Schad war eng befreundet mit Walter Serner und Mitglied des Züricher Dadakreises. 2 ähnliche Holzschnitte steuerte Schad auch der im November erschienen Dadazeitschrift „Der Zeltweg" bei. Von großer Seltenheit.

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      Nrf 1918 - - Nrf, Paris 1918, 17x21,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur Lafuma Voiron et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire exempt de rousseur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 70 numbered copies on Lafuma Voiron re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, the only large paper copies. A good and rare copy without foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Hanny Fries Köpfe (Fotokopien) - Mappe mit 73 Photokopien, A4 (Portraits) aus den Skizzenbüchern der Künstlerin. Mit beiliegender, ausführlicher handschriftlicher Karte und Inhaltsverzeichnis der Mappe.

      Einige Blätter knitterspurig, ansonsten tadell. Einige Personen sind mehrfach in verschiedenen Posen dargestellt. 37 Blätter von Hand betitelt u. meist signiert.Folgende KünstlerInnen dapres nature sind vorhanden: Max Frisch, Ernst Jandl u. Friederike Mayröcker, Arnold Kübler, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Elias Canetti, Christiane Rochfort, Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Nancy Mitford, Romain Gary, James Baldwin, Eugene Ionesco, H. C. Artmann, Zuckmeyer, Erich Kästner, Hans Dieter Hüsch, Werner Bergengrün, Marcel Marceau, Charlie Rivel, Carl Orff, Arthur Rubinstein, Ernest Ansermet, Igor Strawinsky, C. F. Ramuz, Peter Stein und seine Truppe, Jean Cocteau, Maria Becker, Silja Walter, S. Unseld, Albert Ehrismann, Cecile Lauber. Ausserdem Hans Henny Jahn, Uwe Johnson u. Ludwig Hohl - Hanny Fries (1918-2009) war Theaterzeichnerin am Schauspielhaus Zürich. Zwischen 1960 - 1978 hat sie mehr als 2000 Zeichnungen von den Inszenierungen gemacht.

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      - Nrf, Paris 1918, 17x21,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 70 copie numerate su Lafuma Voiron e ripristinata a Quarto formato protocollo solo grandi giornali. copia rara e piacevole libera di lentiggini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur Lafuma Voiron et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, seuls grands papiers. Rare et agréable exemplaire exempt de rousseur.

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