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

      München, Georg-Müller-Verl., 1918. 4°. 25,5 cm. 270 Seiten. Blauer Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Schildchen. Nummer 96 von 125 (gesamt 200) nummerierten und von Alfred Kubin und Oscar A. H. Schmitz im Impressum signierten Exemplaren auf Bütten, in Halbleder von der Buchbinderei Hübel und Denck in Leipzig gebunden. Horodisch 122. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Einband minimal berieben, Vorderdeckel teils wenig aufgehellt. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Pressendruck / fine press; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy; Vorzugsausgabe / limited edition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Über die spezielle und die allgemeine Relativitätstheorie (Gemeinverständlich).

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

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

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

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

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

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        General Denikin o zemel'nom voprosie.

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

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        Horký van.

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

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        Le phanérogame

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

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        English Fairy Tales

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

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

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

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        2 original military diplomas for Charles William Beeston Prescott, 2nd Lieut., 10th hussars.

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

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

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

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        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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        History of Golf at the Cape, in which is also treated ''The Origin of the Game of Golf,'' Golf Stories and a Register of S.A. Clubs

      Cape Town, South Africa: Argus Printing Publishing, 1918. - 48 pp. Illustrated with ads. 8½x5½, original tan printed wrappers. First Edition The book is an invaluable history of the game in South Africa; without it the facts and statistics listed within would surely be lost today Protected in a clam shell box. front cover loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Panama ou les aventures de mes sept oncles

      First edition, one of 500 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches paper.Illustrated with 25 outlines of American railways.The poem is presented folded like a pocket railway timetable.  Editions de la Sirène Paris 1918 19x23,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Photograph (gelatin silver print, vintage).

      Probably Akaba, 1917/1918. - Black-and-white gelatin silver print, 105 x 131 mm. Undated photograph, probably showing Lawrence on the hills at Akaba some time in 1917-1918, squinting into the sun and dressed in bedouin "robes of spotless white" (in the words of his biographer Richard Aldington). Behind and below are tents and camels. - Some surface nicks; slight loss to lower left corner. Published in: Tabachnick/Matheson, Images of Lawrence, p. 50 (source: Imperial War Museum).

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        Correspondance Verlaine-Rops -

      Edition de l'

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Fine Group Portrait Photograph, unsigned, by Wilhelm Niederastroth (1859-1941, Emperor of Germany), AUGUSTE (his Empress, 1858-1921), VIKTORIA LUISE (1892-1980, their only daughter, Duchess of Brunswick) and her children ERNST AUGUST (1914-1987, Duke of Brunswick), GEORG WILHELM (1915-2006, Headmaster of Salem) and FREDERIKA (1917-1981, Queen of Paul I of Greece)]

      1918 - of Selle & Kuntze, Potsdam, showing the Kaiser, smiling in uniform, and his daughter in a simple but elegant white dress, her hands on Prince Ernst August's shoulders, Empress Auguste is seated looking down at Frederika on her knee, while Georg Wilhelm is kneeling beside her leaning on her chair, all full length and all full or nearly full face, 8" x 6" on photographer's card mount 9" x 8

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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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        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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        YOU SAVED THEM IN 1917. WILL YOU LET THEM STARVE NOW? LOOK….READ…ACT…

      New York; American Jewish Relief Committee. 1918. Poster. New York; American Jewish Relief Committee, 1918. Original color poster, 10 x19 inches on a 14x 22 inch mat. One of 4 variants of this poster we have seen, each with different images and slightly different text. All are versions of Hoover Political Poster Database Nr. US 3407. This appears to be the least common. Hoover identifies the artist as “Cozzy. ” Unobtrusive creases. Professionally linen backed for conservation. Very Good Condition. (AMR-46-46) . .

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        Fine group photograph, by Adele Forster of Vienna, unsigned, (1853-1933, sister of Queen Alexandra and the Tsarina, third daughter of Christian IX, Duchess of Cumberland), her husband ERNST AUGUST (of Hanover, 1845-1923, 3rd Duke of Cumberland), their son ERNST AUGUST (1887-1953, Duke of Brunswick) and daughter-in-law VIKTORIA LUISE (of Germany, 1892-1953), with their grandchildren ERNST AUGUST (1914-1987), GEORG WILHELM (1915-2006, sometime headmaster of Salem) and FREDERIKA (1917-1981, Queen of Paul I of the Hellenes), and daughter MARIE LOUISE (1879-1948, wife, 1900, of Prince Max of Baden, 1867-1939)]

      1918 - showing them seated except for the Duke of Brunswick (standing, in uniform) and Frederika (on Viktoria Luise's lap), 6" x 8

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        Het Getij. Collectie van 52 nummers van dit literaire maandschrift (1919-1923).

      - Vier complete jaargangen (1918, 1919, 1922 en 1923) en losse nummers uit 1916 (1), 1920 (4) en 1921 (3). Verschillende uitgevers en formaten. Ook met enkele bijlagen: het Bijblad, aan toneel gewijd, dat in 1921 enkele malen werd toegevoegd, een prospectus van Het Getij en een van uitgeverij Van Munster, en het vers 'Aandachtig gedicht' van Willem de M

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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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        20 farbige Steinzeichnungen aus dem Feld. 20 farbige Original-Lithographien.

      München, Selbstverlag, 1918. . Vier der zwanzig Blätter von Osswald betitelt und SIGNIERT. - Seltene Graphikfolge des Münchner Illustrators und Tiermalers Eugen Osswald (1879-1960). "Zu Gunsten der Wittwen- und Waisenkasse des Bayr. Landw. Inf. Regt. Nr. 1.", erschienen in nur 150 Exemplaren. - Osswald war 1914 bis 1918 im Felde gewesen. Trotz seines scharfen Blicks wirken seine Bilder oft nicht bedrohlich, zeigen Szenen von großer Schönheit, so das Bild von zwei Soldaten bei der nächtlichen Heuernte, beleuchtet vom Geschützfeuer im Hintergrund. Den Postholer (St. Nicolaus) und den alten Meldereiter (St. Georg) inszeniert er sogar mit vom Vollmond gebildeten Heiligenscheinen. Ursprünglich hatte Osswald ein Skizzenbuch mit humoristischen Versen herausgeben wollen, doch die Kosten erwiesen sich als zu hoch. Stattdessen lithographierte er eine Auswahl von zwanzig Blättern als Mappenwerk, von dem drei Varianten erschienen: 50 Mappen für Offiziere, 50 für Unteroffiziere und Mannschaft sowie 50 Mappen für Kunstfreunde und Sammler, nummeriert und mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift versehen. - In kräftigen Farben auf dünnem chamoisfarbenem Papier. - Mappe gering gebräunt u. bestoßen, Textblatt u. Mappenflügel gering knickfaltig

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        A Book of Congo Recipes. Compiled by the Ladies of the A.P.C.M. Luebo, Congo Belge, Africa

      Luebo, Congo Belge: The J. Leighton Wilson Printing Office, 1918. Octavo-sized, stapled booklet, 42 pages. First and only edition. A missionary cookbook, from the American Presbyterian Congo Mission located in Luebo, Congo. The preface states that the "recipes in this book have been collected to enable our Missionaries to make as free and varied use of native foodstuffs as possible, and only such recipes as call in whole or in part for native products have been included in the collection. Some of the recipes have been adopted from home cook books, some are original with the Ladies of the A.P.C.M. and others contributed by ladies of the Lower Congo Mission." Luebo was rivertown in the Kasai Province, a south-central region of the Belgian Congo, and the site of the Belgian Trading Company, through which massive amounts of elephant ivory and rubber were extracted. In 1918, the year of this book's publication, the Belgian Congo had existed for just ten years, in part a reaction to King Leopold's prior brutal control under the name the Congo Free State. Missionary groups, like the A.P.C.M. provided one of the three controlling interests in the Belgian Congo, called the trinité coloniale: the state, private companies, and missionaries. The text block, printed on pale green paper, is sound, although it shows signs of chipping and insect predation to the first few leaves. Staples rusty. The front and rear wrapper panels, both printed, are detached and heavily chipped. But all text is unaffected and legible. With the pencil inscription of a previous owner, "loaned to Mother Clark, re. Jan 10-32". A miraculous survival. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies].

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        Informationsblätter: Verein Sturmbühne [und] Die Sturmbühne: Das Theater der Expressionisten. Satzungen des Vereins Sturmbühne, Vorsitzender Dr. John Schikowski, Geschäftsstelle Charlottenburg, Scharrenstraße 11: Satzungen (10 Punkte); [und] Informationsblatt >Das Theater der Expressionisten< Ankündigung der Eröffnung für Dienstag, den 15. Oktober [1918] zur Uraufführung von "Sancta Susanna" von August Stramm, zu der Lothar Schreyer das Bühnenwerk schrieb. Wiederholungen der Aufführungen für Freitag, den 18. Oktober [1918] und Sonnabend, den 19. Oktober. Alle Aufführungen finden statt im Künstlerhaus Berlin, Bellevuestraße 3. Zitat: "An jedem der Abende wird die Dichtung Sancta Susanna von August Stramm (Bühnenwerk von Lothar Schreyer) und

      Berlin, [Verlag DER STURM], 1918 - je ca. 21 x 15,6 cm, 1 Blatt (2 Seiten): Verein Sturmbühne; 1 Doppelblatt (4 Seiten): Die Sturmbühne Das Theater der Expressionisten, gedruckt auf Maschinenbütten, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst ein guter Zustand. Literatur: STURM-BÜHNE, Jahrbuch des Theaters der Expressionisten, Nummer 2 Februar 1918, darin auf der letzten Seite: "Mitteilungen: Das Theater der Expressionisten hat seine Vorarbeiten begonnen. Ausbildung an der Kunstschule DER STURM Berlin W9, Potsdamerstr. 134a. Anmeldungen sind dorthin zu richten. Der Verein STURMBÜHNE / Vorsitzender Dr. John Schikowski / Geschäftsstelle Charlottenburg Scharrenstraße 11, versendet kostenlos Aufruf und Satzung". - Vgl.: Brühl (1983) Seite 56, 334f. - Dietzel/Hügel 2852. - Raabe 40.

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        Reden, Berichte und Weissagungen Jesajas, aus dem Urtext übertragen durch Lazarus Goldschmidt.

      Max Perl, Berlin 1918 - Berlin, Max Perl, 1918. Folio. M. farb. Doppeltit., Textbordüren u. kolorierten Initialen. 86 S., 1 Bl. Brauner Maroquineinbd. auf 5 Bünden m. gold. RTit. u. gold- u. blindgepräg. Deckelornamenten v. K.Strenge, Berlin. (Rücken etw. ausgeblichen u. leicht beschabt). Nr. 114 v. 200 Exempl. (Rücken etw. ausgeblichen u. leicht beschabt). Nr. 114 v. 200 Exempl.

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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.

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        KATO.

      , 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

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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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