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        Wappen des Geschlechts "von Bissing" (Bissingen) //

      1919 - (Woodcut) Holzschnitt in 4 Farben von Otto Hupp; 27 x 13,5 cm; (aus dem "Mchn. Kalender" von 1920) // Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. In good state

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kurt Pflugmacher]
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        Schutzhaft, Erlebnisse vom 7. bis 20. März 1919 bei den Berliner Ordnungstruppen.

      Der Malik Verlag, Berlin 1919. - gr.8°, 16 Seiten, dünner Kartoneinband etwas lichtrandig, fleckig und falzig, sonst gut. Einband mit Illustration von George Grosz. "Diese Broschüre erscheint statt Nr. 2 der Halbmonatsschrift 'Die Pleite', deren Redaktion infolge meiner Schutzhaft nicht abgeschlossen werden konnte" heißt es vorne. Auf S. 16 schriebt Herzfelde noch: "Ich lege Wert darauf, in diesem Bericht ganz sachlich geblieben zu sein. Zweck der Broschüre ist, das Wesen des Begriffes Ordnung zu entlarven. . Kann ich auf Grund des von 1914 amtlich übernommenen Erfolg-Gesetzes 'Not kennt kein Gebot' nun dieser Broschüre wegen wieder verhaftet werden? -- es wäre sinnlos, denn ich würde durch keinen Fluchtversuch meine eventuelle Verhaftung lohnend machen, auch nicht im Tiergarten. Wieland Herzfelde" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis

      Prometeo, Valencia 1919 - Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text is in Spanish. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is signed and inscribed by Vicente Blasco Ibanez on the half-title page and on a photograph which is bound-in. Nicely rebound, half gilt-stamped navy leather with marbled paper over boards, 4 raised bands, top edge gilt, patterned end papers, 398 pages, original wraps bound-in. Text is in Spanish. Some wear at corners and along spine. Includes a transmittal envelope addressed to the previous owner, Cuyler Reynolds (1866-1934), a well-regarded journalist and author who was named the Albany City Historian. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz. Category: Fiction; Spanish Language; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012814. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Drawing and Design for Craftsmen

      Cassell 1919 - B00186YMYK Binding: Hardback --Publisher: Cassell ---Date: 1919 ---Edition: ---Pages: 405 ---Condition: Good ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are unmarked, uncreased and tightly bound, no stamps or inscriptions, the only flaws are some minor scuffs to the boards and some light age spotting to the endpapers. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B00186YMYK --- P [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saint Joan of Arc

      New York Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1919 - First Edition, First Issue with Original Dust Jacket TWAIN, Mark. [PYLE, Howard. illustrator]. Saint Joan of Arc. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, [1919]. First edition, first issue (with the illustration on p. 18 in correct position and endpapers printed in green.) Octavo (9 3/16 x 7 inches; 234 x 179 mm). [xiii], [1, blank], [2], [1]-32, [6, blank] pp. With four color illustrated plates by Howard Pyle and decorations surrounding the text in tint by Wilfred J. Jones. Original full black cloth. With pictorial paper label on front, ruled in gilt. Spine lettered in green. Original gray dust-jacket, lettered in green and blue. Jacket with round pictorial paper label. Pictorial endpapers, printed in green. Jacket with some very minor chipping along edges and head and tail of spine. A bit of creasing along top back edge. A few short, closed tears repaired along inside. Back hinge of jacket spine split, but held together with small repair. Book is near fine, in a very good jacket. BAL 3683. Johnson, Twain, p. 86. HBS 67904. $1,250 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picture Show.

      Cambridge: Printed for the author by J. B. Pearce at the University Press, June 1919 - Octavo. Original brown boards, title label to upper board and spine. Bookplate. The slightest rubbing to spine, but effectively a fine copy. First edition, first impression, one of 200 copies of this privately printed selection of war poems, including the first appearance of the stirring Armistice poem "Everyone Sang". Reilly p.285. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Kew Gardens.

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1919 - Octavo. Original Omega Workshop paper wrappers hand-coloured in blue, dark red and green, paper label to front cover. Housed in a custom quarter orange morocco and cloth slipcase and matching chemise. With the cancel slip "L. and V. Woolf" over the imprint (as always). A beautiful copy, with just a little rubbing to spine. Woodcut frontispiece (second state, printed on a separate piece of paper and pasted onto the page, no priority) and tailpiece by Vanessa Bell. First edition, one of around 150 copies, of this key title in the Hogarth Press history. The Press was founded by the Woolfs in their drawing room in 1917 at Hogarth House with a small hand press, which could set only two pages at a time, and was capable of printing only 150 copies. However, this tiny hand-printed edition of Kew Gardens was suddenly and unexpectedly successful, bolstered by a glowing review in the Times Literary Supplement on 29 May 1919: "Here is 'Kew Gardens' – a work of art, made, 'created' as we say, finished, four-square; a thing of original and therefore strange beauty, with its own 'atmosphere,', its own vital force. Quotation cannot present its beauty, or as we should like to say, its being Perhaps the beginning might be suppler; but the more one gloats over 'Kew Gardens' the more beauty shines out of it; and the fitter to it seems this cover that is like no other cover, and carries associations; and the more one likes Mrs. Bell's 'Kew Gardens' woodcuts" (Woolmer, p. xxiv). It was the first of the Press's publications to feature the covers so admired by the reviewer, using brilliantly patterned or marbled heavy paper, all individually and carefully sourced by the Woolfs. Woolf wrote excitedly of the effects of the review in A Writer's Diary: "we came back from Asheham [June 3] to find the hall table stacked, littered with orders for Kew Gardens". Prior to the review, they had sold only 49 copies, and, unable to fulfil the rush of orders on their own, the Woolfs turned to a commercial printer for the first time, Richard Madley, to print a second edition of 500 copies. This was Virginia Woolf's third publication, and the first book that her sister Vanessa illustrated. Leonard later noted that her success with Kew Gardens was "'the first of many unforeseen happenings which led us, unintentionally and and often reluctantly, to turn the Hogarth Press into a commercial publishing house' as well as a turning-point in her own development as a writer: 'Kew Gardens' was 'as microcosm of all her then unwritten novels" (Caws and Luckhurst, p. 329). Kirkpatrick A3a; Woolmer 7. Caws and Luckhurst, The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe, 2002. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Northward Ho !: The Last Voyage of the Karluk

      Small, Maynard & Company Publishers, Boston 1919 - April, 1919 ". We did not all come back." The story of (Canadian financed to enhance sovereignty rights) Vilhjalmar Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition by Captain Robert Abraham Barlett, (a Newfoundland sealer and former ice-traveller with Peary) . X X X I chapters, 329 pp. Frontis: b/w photograph- The Karluk In The Ice-Pack., and thirty other illustrations. A fascinating, mis-managed exploration Book has gilt outlined white illustrations, gilt text and red sky illustrations. Extremities are scuffed, book is slightly cocked, frayed at spine ends, library bookplate on front pastedown, discard stamp ffep, Lake Ontario Regional Library black stamp on title page, other book identifiers, card pocket on rear pastedown. Digital images available on request. Bookseller's Inventory # 144190. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Königreich [ab 1919 „für den Freistaat"] Bayern. Jahrgänge 1-17 (1894-1926) komplett.

      - Statistisches Jahrbuch für das Königreich [ab 1919 „für den Freistaat"] Bayern. Herausgegeben vom k. Statistischen Bureau (ab 1909 vom Statistischen Landesamt). Jahrgänge 1-17 (1894-1926) komplett. Vlg. Lindauer’sche Buchhandlung, München. 1-3 in festerm Kartoneinband, 4-9 in dunkelblauem Leinwandeinband, 10-17 in festem Kartoneinband. Je gr.8°, bis Jgg. 4 immer hinten mit Tafeln (teils farbig, teils aufklappbar), später nur mehr sporadisch. Allesamt mit Gebrauchsspuren (staubig, Blöcke partiell stockfleckig, Einbände und Schnitte partiell stark fleckig und stockfleckig, Rückenwapperl bei 1-3 abblätternd, 4-9 etwas schiefgelegen, partiell mit Stempel in den Blöcken) sonst, wenn nicht unten anders angegeben, guter Zustand. Die Blöcke scheinen unbenutzt, die Schäden durch Lagerung entstanden zu sein. Kein Konvolut für bibliophile Sammler wegen des mittelmässigen Zustandes - für Historiker jedoch von unschätzbarem Wert! Jahrgang 1 (1894, 284 Seiten, Tafeln), Jgg. 2 (1895, 298 Seiten, Tafeln, oberste Papierschicht des Einbandes teils abgerieben), Jgg. 3 (1897, 324 Seiten, Tafeln, Bindung etwas gelockert, Papierschicht teils abgerieben), Jgg. 4 (1898, 320 Seiten, Tafeln, die Tafeln halb vom Block getrennt), Jgg. 5 (1899, 295 Seiten), Jgg. 6 (1901, 304 Seiten), Jgg. 7 (1903, 315 Seiten, 1 Tafel), Jgg. 8 (1905, 336 Seiten), Jgg. 9 (1907, 330 Seiten), Jgg. 10 (1909, 418 Seiten, Tafeln, Einbandrücken mit Läsuren), Jgg. 11 (1911, 420 und 86 Seiten, Tafeln, Einbanddeckel hinten mit Abreibungsstelle), Jgg. 12 (1913, 469 und 112 Seiten, Tafeln, etwas bestossen), Jgg. 13 (1915, 471 und 113 Seiten, eine Tafel), Jgg. 14 (1919, 604 und 85 Seiten, eine Tafel), Jgg. 15 (1921, 568 und 93 Seiten, vorderer Einbanddeckel und erste Seiten mit schwärzlichem Wasserfleck, Einbanddeckel daslbst mit Bereibung), Jgg. 16 (1924, 500 und 83 Seiten, obrste Papierschicht der Einbände löst sich vom Karton der Einbände, Vorsatz mit Läsur, erste Seiten mit schwärzlichem Wasserfleck), Jgg. 17 (1926, 658 und 129 Seiten, Zustand wie vor nur etwas stärker). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen. Neu herausgegeben und erläutert von H. Weyl.

      Berlin Springer 1919 - (22 x 14,5 cm). V, 47 S. Original-Broschur, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe mit den Erläuterungen von H. Weyl. - Riemanns Habilitationsschrift entstand 1854 und wurde erstmals1867 von R. Dedekind herausgegeben. - "This lecture threw a new light on geometry, isolating the concept of measurement-relations ('metric') as fundamental. The importance of this treatise is not confirmed to pure mathematics. Without it, Einstein would not have been able to develop his general theory of relativity" (PMM). - Einband leicht angestaubt. Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB XI, 454; vgl. PMM 293 b und Darmstaedter S. 574 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis

      Prometeo, Valencia, 1919. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text is in Spanish. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is signed and inscribed by Vicente Blasco Ibanez on the half-title page and on a photograph which is bound-in. Nicely rebound, half gilt-stamped navy leather with marbled paper over boards, 4 raised bands, top edge gilt, patterned end papers, 398 pages, original wraps bound-in. Text is in Spanish. Some wear at corners and along spine. Includes a transmittal envelope addressed to the previous owner, Cuyler Reynolds (1866-1934), a well-regarded journalist and author who was named the Albany City Historian. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Spanish Language; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012814. .

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        Genius - Zeitschrift für alte und werdende Kunst - 1919-1921 alle Bände!! Rarität mit allen Originalen

      Genius, Zeitschrift für alte und werdende Kunst, Band 1-3 (alle existierende!), 1919-1921, vollständig mit allen Originalen, Herausgegeben von Carl Georg Heise, Hans Mardersteig, Kurt Pinthus (Letztgenannter nur Band 1) München, Kurt Wolff, 1919-1921 Eine der wichtigsten expressionistischen Zeitschriften, 6 Bücher in 3 Bänden zu je 2 Büchern in Hardcover gebunden (319, 332, 356 Seiten je Band), Sprache: Deutsch Größe der Bände: 35,5x27cm Vollständig erhalten!!! mit allen 16 Original Graphiken, 25 montierten Tafeln und ca. 375 Textabbildungen (viele davon montiert) , Inhaltsverzeichnissen, etc. davon 8 Originalholzschnitte von -Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Kopf) -Richard Seewald (Der Hirte, koloriert) -Franz Marc (Aus der Tierlegende) -Erich Heckel (Mädchenkopf) -Frans Masereel (Business-man) -Max Kaus (Kopf) -André Rouveyre (Kopf) -Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Lesender Mann) - davon 7 Originallithographien von -Karl Casper (Johannes auf Patmos) -Ignaz Epper (Mädchenkopf) -Georg Ehrlich (Tröstung) -Edwin Scharff (Die Brüder) -Archipenko (Figürliche Komposition) -Karl Hofer (Das Nest) -Alexander Kanoldt (Klausen) Davon 1 Originalradierung von -Heinrich Nauen (Mutter und Kind) Mit dichterischen, philosophischen und literaturkritischen Erstdrucken u.a. vom J.R. Becher, E. Bloch, M. Brod, E.R. Curtius, A. Döblin, H. Hesse, G. Heym, K. Hiller, F. Kafka, K. Pinthus, R. Schickele, E. Weiss, A. Wolfenstein Farbe der Hardcover Einbände: Grün (Band 1), Rot (Band 2), Blau (Band 3) Zustand: Generell sehr gut erhalten mit minimalen leichten Gebrauchsspuren, hauptsächlich außen auf den Hardcovern kleinere Kratzer. Aufgrund des Alters ist das Papier außen leicht gegilbt. Bei Band 1 hat das kleine Genius Papierrückenschild eine kleine Fehlstelle am Eck.

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        Il Pantegan

      Victor Hadwiger: Il Pantegan. Mit 6 Kupferdrucken nach Zeichnungen von Walter Gramatté (1919) 75pp., gr.4to., Erstausgabe, OHlwd mit Deckelmuster in Art-Déco und Deckelschild eines von 500 numerierten Exemplaren auf feinstem deutschen Bütten gedruckt und vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. Axel Juncker Verlag, Berlin. Victor Hadwiger war ein deutscher Schriftsteller des Expressionismus. Schön erhaltenes Exemplar einer Vorzugsausgabe!

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        Herbert Hoover Drafts Note, and Fredtjof Nansen Sends Letter to Vladimir Lenin, Trying to Get Lenin to Accept Food Aid for Starving Russians During the Russian Civil War

      1919 - Autograph Note, undated [April, 1919]. Cover sheet: "Draft note (undated) / Dr. Nansen to Lenin in / Mr. Hoover's handwriting." 1 p., 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. #24850.01 With FRIDTJOF NANSEN, Typed Letter Signed, to VLADIMIR LENIN, Paris, France, April 17, 1919. 4 pp., 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. This compound letter includes Nansen's proposal for Russian relief to the Big Four allied leaders, their response, and his proposal to Lenin. It is a remarkable compilation of the prospects for and obstacles to efforts to ease Russian suffering. "The Government and peoples whom we represent would be glad to cooperate, without thought of political, military or financial advantage, in any proposal which would relieve this situation in Russia."To combat starvation in Europe during World War I, President Woodrow Wilson created the United States Food Administration by executive order. Under the direction of Herbert Hoover, it became one of the most efficient and successful governmental initiatives in American history. More than 5 million Russians died of starvation before food aid was allowed in 1921. Historical BackgroundAlthough Norway, like Sweden and Demark, declared its neutrality during the war, its loss of overseas trade led to food shortages. In 1917, Norway sent explorer and scientist Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to the United States, where after months of discussion, he obtained food supplies in return for the establishment in Norway of a rationing system.In Russia a pair of revolutions in 1917 left the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin in power, and Lenin ended Russian participation in World War I by March 1918. Civil war erupted within Russia, which continued for several years, but the Bolsheviks emerged victorious as the Communist Party, which led to the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1922.By the spring of 1919, Russia had been out of the war for a year, but the civil war created havoc, and millions neared starvation. Hoover needed a "neutral executive" like Nansen to serve as an intermediary with the Russians. On April 3, Nansen sent a letter (drafted by Hoover), to President Wilson and the other members of the Big Four, proposing the plan and, after obtaining approval, wired the offer to Lenin on April 17. The second paragraph of this page of draft notes appears verbatim as the last paragraph of Nansen's letter to Lenin. The French, unwilling to do anything to keep the Bolsheviks in power, never sent Nansen's telegram to Lenin. The offer was resent, by radio on May 3. The Russians' response on May 14 was also blocked by the French, but picked up by radio and relayed to Hoover. Russia's refusal to stop fighting until they had achieved their objectives blocked the proposed plan.Two years later, an even deeper famine struck Russia. By the time it was over, it killed more than 5 million people, primarily in the Volga and Ural River regions. Unlike in 1919, Lenin allowed outside aid, or the death toll would have been even more horrific. In August 1921, the International Committee for Russian Relief (ICRR) was organized in Geneva, with Nansen as its High Commissioner. Hoover's American Relief Administration provided the bulk of the aid that went to Russia during 1922 and 1923, but the ICRR fed hundreds of thousands as well.These documents illuminate an incredible period of world history, bridged here briefly by a single man, with no agenda other than a humanitarian desire to feed the starving.Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov to a wealthy, middle-class family in Simbirsk. After his brother was executed in 1887 for attempting to assassinate the emperor, Lenin turned to revolutionary socialist politics. Arrested for sedition in 1897 and exiled for three years, he later moved to Western Europe, where he became a prominent political theorist. He hoped that World War I would turn into a European proletarian revolution, and when the February Revolution ousted the czar in 1917. (See website for full description)

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        Russia No. 1 - A Collection Of Reports On Bolshevism In Russia

      His Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1919 - Anti-Semitic Government Paper - His Majesty's Stationary Office RUSSIA No. 1 - A Collection On Reports Of Bolshevism In Russia. April 1919, VI + 88pp. Withdrawn immediately on publication after it was viewed as anti-Semitic. A handful of copies made it into circulation making this document something of a "Holy Grail" of conspiracy theorists. This particular copy has the stamp of the Law Society. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Blätter zur Erkenntnis der Zeit. Hrsg. von F[ranz] Blei u. [Albert] P[aris] Gütersloh [d. i. Albert Conrad Kiehtreiber]. I. Jahrgang (von 2), Nrn. 1-12/14.

      Spätexpressionistische Zeitschrift mit philosophisch-politischen Inhalten. Es erschien noch ein zweiter Jahrgang mit vier Heften. - ?An erster stelle ist die, leider eingegangene Wochenschrift ?Die Rettung? (...) zu erwähnen, die zum Grundlegendsten gehört, was seit der Revolution veröffentlicht wurde, ohne die eine Revolutionierung nicht denkbar wäre.? (Felix Stiemer. In: Die Bücherkiste, Heft 3. München 1919. S. 37). - ?Fast alle Artikel schrieben - auf hohem Niveau - Franz Blei und Paris Gütersloh, in jeder Nummer sind beide mit je einem großen Leitaufsatz vertreten. Anonyme Stellungnahmen zur Zeit Postkartennotizen. Die Literatur spielt kaum eine Rolle. Mit einigen Beiträgen von Karl Theodor Bluth, Rudolf Borchardt, Fritz Cassirer, W. Kraft [Werner Kraft], Hans Lipmann, Karl Otten... ?(Raabe). Nachträglich wurden die Hefte des ersten Jahrgangs mit dem blauen Umschlag versehen, der ein Inhaltsverzeichnis u. ein Schlußwort trägt. - Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. - Dietzel/Hügel 2497. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 53.

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        Armenie. Revendications Armeniennes.

      Paris, 1919 - The First Republic of Armenia claims its ancient territories Lithographed map, contemporary hand-colour in outline, place-names for Itch-iti and Hakkiari over-stamped in purple ink This separately issued map was created as a propaganda tool to advance the territorial claims of the First Republic of Armenia in the run up to the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, where the Western Allied Powers were to set the country's new borders: the extent of the territorial claims made by the Republic are shown by the yellow border. The map was presented by the Armenian National Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, and shows Armenia extending from the south-central Black Sea coast to the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Urmia in present-day Iran. These claims were unrealistic, although based on pre-fourteenth-century Armenian Kingdoms, as some areas now had larger Turkish or Kurdish populations than Armenian. During its long history, Armenia was formerly and variously divided among Russia, Turkey and Persia. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Armenians of the Russian portion of their country succeeded in establishing the Armenian Republic of the Caucasus, with its capital at Yerevan. In the generations leading up to WWI, a large proportion of Armenia was under Turkish domination. During WWI, as the Ottoman Empire began to fall, Turkish leadership targeted the Armenian population as a scapegoat for their own frustrations which led to the Armenian genocide of 1915. Due to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the conclusion of WWI, Armenian expectation was the freeing of their provinces from eastern Turkey, and the reconstruction of an Armenian State along the same principles as had established Poland. The portion of Armenia lying within the former Russian Empire declared independence on May 28, 1918, as the First Republic of Armenia: Armenians had their own sovereign state for the first time since 1375. Under the Treaty of Sèvres, 10th August, 1920, a pact between the Allies and Ottoman Turkey, for which this map was prepared, the Ottoman Empire was abolished and Turkey was obliged to renounce all rights over Arab Asia and North Africa. The pact also provided for an independent Armenia, for an autonomous Kurdistan, and for a Greek presence in eastern Thrace and on the Anatolian west coast, as well as Greek control over the Aegean islands commanding the Dardanelles. In 1920 the new republic of Armenia was invaded by forces from Turkey and Soviet Russia; the Soviet Republic of Armenia was established on November 29, 1920; in 1922 Armenia became part of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic; and in 1936 this republic was dissolved and Armenia became a constituent (union) republic of the Soviet Union. Armenia declared sovereignty on August 23, 1990, and independence on September 23, 1991. The map was prepared by Karapet Basmadjian (1864-1942), renowned Armenian historian and a vocal advocate of an independent Armenia, based in Paris. Importantly the map shows Armenia's claims to Cilicia: "Cilicia must be restored to the Armenians. Neither the Caspian Sea nor the Black Sea can serve as a substitute for the gulf f Alexandretta, called Armenicus Sinus, - Armenian Gulf, - from as early as the fourth century, which for three centuries enabled the Armenians to maintain constant intercourse with Europe. It was through the Cilician port of Ayas that Europe, until the Middle Ages, exported its merchandise to Armenia. During an entire century, when the ports of the Levant were held by the Mussulmans, the merchant vessels of the Occident, for fear of being attacked by the Mussulmans, preferred to call at the port of Ayas. Here the Armenians received with open arms the European ships and grated them great privileges" (Basmadjian, The New Armenia, volume 12, November-December, 1920, page 169). Basmadjian was born in Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire, and during the 1890s he was held for three years as a political prisoner i

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        DUCKING DAYS: Narratives of Duck Hunting, Studies of Wildfowl Life, and Reminiscences of Famous Marksmen on the Marshes and at the Traps

      Chicago: William C. Hazelton, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 22 plates, including one two-panel. Chicago: William C. Hazelton, 1919. First edition. Includes contributions by Charles B. Morss, Willey S. McCrea, Clark McAdams, Perry C. Darby, Paul E. Page, John B. Thompson, Rollin B. Organ, Thomas A. Marshall, Joseph S. Rugland, and William C. Hazelton. Laid in is a autograph letter signed (ALS) from Hazelton to J. Herbert Carpenter, Jr. of Ossining, New York, handwritten on the publisher's letterhead and accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Carpenter's bookplate appears on the front pastedown. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Some minor foxing to the extremities. The spine is a trifle sun faded, with a bit of mild wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good.

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        Ducking Days

      Chicago: Privately Printed, 1919. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This book, professionally rebound, is clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. It has stiff, brown end papers and its pages are bright and clear and extensively illustrated with black & white photos bound in green buckram with bright gilt titles embossed on the spine and front. One plate has been repaired with clear tape verso.

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        Treasure Box.

      London: Printed by Chiswick Press, for the author, [1919] - Octavo, pp. 16. Original blue hand-sewn wrappers. Wrappers split along spine, very slightly marked wrappers, light spotting to text block. A very good copy. Vignette title page and one line-drawing by Nancy Nicholson. First and sole edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. One of 200 copies, privately distributed, Treasure Box was Graves's first book of poetry after demobilisation following the First World War. Higginson & Williams A4. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      Poznan, Poland . 1919 - Large 4°. 32 pp. with original woodcuts within text, original tan wrappers with an original wood-cut illustration on the cover and printed text on the back and inner sides (Very good, slightly age-toned, tiny punch holes on the right hand side, spine reneved with japanese paper). A polish art magazine featuring expressionistic, futuristic, avant-garde and cubistic art and poetry with a legendary wood-cut by Wladyslaw Skotarek on the cover, was published in 1919 in Poznan. Zdroj (The Spring) was a Polish bimonthly, founded by art groups Bunt and Zdroj in Poznan. It was published between 1917-1922 and included texts, poems and original modern artwork. This is one of the most famous issues with powerful works of art, made for the second anniversary of the magazine. The cover is illustrated with an original wood-cut by a Polish artist Wladyslaw Skotarek (1894 -1969). Born in Poznan, he studied art in Poland and Berlin, and was exhibiting in Moscow and Berlin in 1931. Skotarek was one of the main figures of the magazine Zdroj. In 1920 he married Janina Zofia Przybylska, who was publishing poetry in the same magazine. The Skotarek’s image from the original wood-cut from the cover of this issue of Zdroj was used in 2017 Polish postal stamp, to commemorate 100 years of Polish Futurism. The issue features a full page cubistic wood-cut by Czech cubist artist Josef ?apek (1887-1945), who was also a writer and a poet, as well as a brother of a famous writer Karel ?apek. A year later, in 1920, Josef introduced for the first time the word Robot in a sense it is used today. He was arrested after the German invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1939, and was sent in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he died on an unknown date. Four smaller original wood-cuts were made by a Polish artist Jan Jerzy Wroniecki (1890-1948), who was mostly active in Poznan.

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      London: William Heinemann,, 1919. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914–1917. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine in silver, single rule to boards in silver, pictorial block of the Endurance after the original cover in silver, twin rule to turn-ins in silver, burgundy endpapers, all edges silver. Colour frontispiece, folding map and 87 plates. Some light browning to pages, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. Shackleton embarked in 1914 on the Endurance to make the first traverse of the Antarctic continent; a journey of some 1800 miles from sea to sea. But 1915 turned into an unusually icy year in Antarctica; after drifting trapped in the ice for nine months, the Endurance was crushed in the ice on October 27. "Shackleton now showed his supreme qualities of leadership. With five companions he made a voyage of 800 miles in a 22-foot boat through some of the stormiest seas in the world, crossed the unknown lofty interior of South Georgia, and reached a Norwegian whaling station on the north coast. After three attempts. Shackleton succeeded (30 August 1916) in rescuing the rest of the Endurance party and bringing them to South America" (DNB). Amazingly, all members of the Endurance party survived the ordeal.

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        South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1919. Royal8vo. In the original pictural blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and front board. Stamps to front end papers and title-page. Hindges loose a light soling to extremities. Upper and lower part of spine with a few nicks. The page edges browned, as usual with this book. This first impression was printed on poor quality paper and is prone to browning. XXI, (1), 375, (1) pp. + Colour photographic frontispiece + 87 monochrome photographic plates + large folding map, ¶ First edition, first impression with 3-line errata slip inserted into gutter at page 1, of the story of Shackleton's failed attempt, after learning of Amundsen's attainment of the South Pole, to be the first to cross the last continent from sea to sea. "The story of our attempt is the subject for the following pages, and I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which, even in these days that have witnessed the sacrifices of nations and regardlessness of self on the part of individuals, still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war and the strain of the last five years to read, perhaps with more understanding minds, the tale of the White Warfare of the South. The struggles, the disappointments, and the endurance of this small party of Britishers, hidden away for nearly two years in the fastnesses of the Polar ice, striving to carry out the ordained task and ignorant of the crises through which the world was passing, make a story which is unique in the history of Antarctic exploration." - Shackleton from the PrefaceRosove 308

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      Andrew Melrose, 1919. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; no date [ca 1919] xxii,183pp, 47 plate leaves (including photographic frontipiece, 83 photographs, 5 track maps), 70 sketches and maps in text, 1 folding map, Original blue cloth with gilt ship illustration of Aurora at sea on front board & spine lettering. Spence 354; Renard 421; Rosove 87/A1. Davis was captain of "Aurora," on Mawson's first Antarctic expedition. Davis was master on the "Aurora" on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14 and was chief officer on the "Nimrod" with Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. The popular official account of the Australasian expedition was by Mawson, "The Home of the Blizzard". In Mawson's preface to this volume, he says Davis' book details the voyages of the ship, a gap not covered in his account. He states the "oceanographic investigations they have carried out . (are) research which in scientific value is comparable with that accomplished ashore"."disproving the existence of certain doubtful islands which up to that time had appeared on the charts of the region." Spence 354. Shelfware, titling slightly dulled, some scattered light foxing. A difficult title to find. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1628. .

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        THE NEGRO TRAIL-BLAZERS OF CALIFORNIA: A Compilation of Records from the California Archives in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, in Berkeley; and from the Diaries, Old Papers and Conversations of Old Pioneers in the State of California..

      Los Angeles: Delilah L. Beasley, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. "This rich work took some eighteen years to complete - ten years of research and an additional eight years in the writing. Delilah Beasley (1871-1934) published it herself in the hope that it would find a place in every public library and in the home of every African American. Although it never achieved that status, it did have a wide distribution, and was probably purchased by many of the hundreds of people named in its pages. Beasley spent much of her time, as she wrote, 'interviewing old pioneers of the Negro Race in every section of California wherever a railroad or horse and buggy could go' to learn first-hand the life they experienced during the last half of the nineteenth century. She voraciously read the many documents and newspapers in the Bancroft Library relating to Black people, and examined county files, poorhouse records, and whatever else offered information on their lives. The first half of the book gives a brief history of California as it relates to African Americans, touching on the first settlers, miners, and even the homes set up for the aged and infirm. Beasley discusses churches, including the formation of the first African Methodist Episcopal church in San Francisco, as well as education for children [...] The book's second half concentrates on prominent African Americans in the first decades of the twentieth century, mainly army officers, literary people, distinguished women, doctors, and lawyers" (Gordon J. Van De Water, Zamorano Select, #4). Illustrated with seventy-three photographs. This copy is inscribed and dated by Beasley on a prefatory blank leaf: "With the compliments and recollections of former days, Delilah L. Beasley, Author and Publisher, May 21- 1920." Tall octavo. Original orange cloth binding, with pictorial burgundy stamping. The front hinge is tender; overall, the binding is quite sound. Some minor soiling and fading to the boards, with a bit of light wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Scarce.

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        History of the Township of Gressingham

      Privately, Kirkby Lonsdale 1919 - This is the author's own copy. It contains pedigrees and numerous manuscript amendments in his own hand. Tipped into the front end-paper is a letter from William Farrer (one of the original subscribers) to the author praising the book. Front board marked and spine slightly darkened with top and bottom wear. It is understood that only 62 copies of this book were printed for a subscribers list - and this is a unique copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commémoration de Molière, Racine, Corneille, Shakespeare & Cervantès à la Comédie Française

      Librairie Champion 1919 - Tiré à cinq cents exemplaires. Est joint dans la même reliure et par le même auteur : Quelques renseignements sur la Construction de l'Opéra de Marseille et sur son inauguration, le 31 octobre 1787, suivis de L'Union du Commerce et des Arts, prologue composé pour l'ouverture du nouveau théâtre de Marseille et représenté pour la première fois le 31 octobre 1787, par M. Ponteuil, Comédien du Roi. 1787. Paris, Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1919 pour la première plaquette, 28 pages gr in - 8, illustrations hors - texte, couverture conservée. Est donc joint du même auteur, l'autre plaquette chez le même éditeur, 9 pages gr. in - 8, illustrations hors-texte également, couverture conservée. Ce tiré à part à 200 exemplaires concerne la Bibliothèque Auguste Rondel cédée à la Comédie-Française. Reliure demi-percaline noire, dos lisse avec titre et nom d'auteur en lettres dorées. Fort rare. Auguste Rondel (1858-1934), bibliophile, passionné de théâtre et de spectacle, constitue à partir de 1895, une vaste collection de documents (800 000 pièces) destinés à la recherche sur les arts du spectacle et la représentation, tant en France qu'à l'étranger, depuis l'origine du théâtre jusqu'en 1936. En 1920, il en fait don à l'Etat. Précurseur, Auguste Rondel a le souci de réserver une large place à la documentation afin de rassembler et classer tous les documents ayant une valeur historique, documentaire et artistique : manuscrits, autographes, imprimés, périodiques, estampes, affiches, dessins, photographies et, ce qui fait l'originalité de cette collection, les recueils d'articles de presse et de programmes. Cette collection couvre tous les domaines des arts du spectacle : théâtre français et étranger, musique et théâtre musical, danse, ballet, mime, cinéma etc. Par sa richesse et son approche documentaire ce fonds est, dans son domaine, unique en son genre. De plus, l'ouvrage est truffé d'une carte postale manuscrite signée d'Auguste Rondel à l'attention de la comédienne Gaby Madry : "Je vous envoie mes meilleurs voeux de succès en Russie où vous triomphez et Paris où vous retriompherez et à Marseille où vous serez la bienvenue. Bien affectueusement. Auguste Rondel." Enfin, l'ouvrage est également truffé d'une carte postale ancienne de la dite comédienne Gaby Madry. (Voir photos). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Sturm. Ubersetzt von A. W. Schlegel.

      Leipzig Adolf Weigel 1919 - Mit radierter Titelzeichnung und 6 großformatigen signierten Original-Radierungen von Erich Gruner. 4 Blatt, 127 Seiten. Gold geprägter Original Ganzpergament-Band 29 x 23 cm Seltener Pressendruck - Erich Gruners grafisches Gesamtwerk umfasst eine Vielzahl von Arbeiten in unterschiedlichen Techniken (Radierungen, Lithografien, Holzschnitte, Linolschnitte und Zeichnungen), er war auch u.a. Vorsitzender des Leipziger Künstlerbundes. Der Text leider etwas zu meist am Rand stockflecig, dir Tafeln alle sauber und frisch. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar

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        Isador a DUNCAN, fille de Prométhée.

      Paris, Editions des muses françaises, 1919. In-4 broché, couv. illustrée rempliée. Cinq compositions par Bourdelle, deux en couleurs en couvertures, trois en noir à pleine page. Ponctuation et bouts de ligne dorés. Jaquette noir rempliée défectueuse. Rares rousseurs. Edition origianle de cet élégant ouvrage au tirage limité à cent exemplaires num. sur Japon ancien imprimés par Frazier-Soye. Bourdelle fit la connaissance d'Isadora Duncan en 1903, lors d'un banquet donné à Vélizy en l'honneur de Rodin. C'est toutefois à partir de son interprétation d'Iphigénie en Tauride de Gluck, au Théâtre de la Gaîté-Lyrique en 1909 qu'il la découvre. Isadora Duncan devient dès lors l'incarnation même de la danse et l'inspiratrice de la plupart des

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        Sonderheft Gela Forster

      2. Jahrg. Heft III (37). Dresden, Dresdner Verlag von 1917, Mai 1919 - 7 Seiten mit Abbildungen der Objekte von Gela Forster. Roter Original-Umschlag mit Titelillustration nach Conrad Felixmüller. 31 x 24 cm Sonderheft expressionistische Arbeiten von Gela Forster. Eines von wenigen dokumentarischen Zeugnissen über Sie. Umschlag etwas berieben, leicht ausgeblichen, an den Rändern schwach knitterig. Noch gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life (1919 first edition, inscribed)

      B. W. Huebsch, New York 1919 - First edition, 1919. 8vo, yellow cloth with printed spine label, no dust jacket, 303 pp, near fine copy, minor bumping to spine head, offsetting to 2 pages probably from an old newspaper clipping; INSCRIBED BY SHERWOOD ANDERSON on flyleaf, 'Presented to Jim Hill with sincerest regards' and signed, also signed again on the half title. Has all first state points. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Untamed

      New York: Putnam, 1919. First Edition. advanced paperback. Near fine/very good. 1st edition of his first book, an advance reading copy bound in the dustjacket with the flaps. Cover stamped "Published Mar 15" as issued. Very good, and fresh, 2 corner chips, a partial split to one flap fold, and a crease to the front corner. Scarce in any kind of dustjacket. Rarer in this form than a feral Yorkie. Brand found instant fame and easy cash fusing the Western with the mystery, so The Untamed was immediately filmed in 1920 with Tom Mix.

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        Don Quixote. Eine Folge von 24 handkolorierten Originalschnitten mit einem Textblatt von Wilhelm Heise in München.

      München, Wien und Zürich, Dreiländerverlag, 1919. - Folio (ca. 52x36 cm), 3 Blätter (Titelblatt, Impressum, Inhaltsverzeichnis), 24 handkolorierte Original-Holzschnitte / Linolschnitte (von 25), alle lose in goldgeprägte Original-Papp-Flügelmappe gelegt. Künstlerexemplar ausserhalb der vorgesehenen Numerierung in der Machart der Vorzugsausgabe! Von Hand numeriertes Exemplar 101 (eigentlich von 100, über der Auflage gesondert numeriert), von Wilhelm Heise eigenhändig im Impressum signiert. Die Graphiken auf weissem Japan-Seidenpapier gedruckt (eigentlich für die von 1-25 Exemplaren numerierte Vorzugsausgabe gedacht, die Exemplare 26-100 wurden auf starken Hadernbütten gedruckt), eine vom Klünstler gesondert numerierte Künstler-Vorzugsausgabe! Alle Graphiken von Hand signiert und betitelt. Am oberen Rand verso hinter die für die Vorzugsausgabe vorgesehenen Passepartouts montiert. Sennewald 74, 19, 4. Die Flügelmappe beschädigt (Rücken fehlend, insgesamt berieben und etwas bestaubt). Die Graphiken vereinzelt mit leichteren Randbräunungen und gelegentlichen mäßigen Knitterspuren, Es fehlt das Blatt: Die beiden Welten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Kestnerbuch. Herausgeber: Dr. Paul Erich Küppers.

      Hannover, Heinrich Böhme Verlag, 1919. - 4to (ca. 28,5x22,5 cm), 158 Seiten, mit 6 Original-Holzschnitten und 6 Original-Lithographien auf Tafeln. Original-Halbleinen. Mit den Original-Holzschnitten von Erich Heckel (siehe Dube T. 319 b), Wilhelm Plünnecke, Eberhard Viegener, Ernst Barlach (siehe Schult 163), Lyonel Feininger (siehe Prasse W 46 II) und Kurt Schwitters (siehe Schmalenbach-Bolliger 250) sowie Original-Lithographien von Max Unold, Richard Seewald (siehe Jentsch L 91), Conrad Felixmüller (siehe Söhn 176 b), Paul Klee (siehe Kornfeld 75 b) und Max Buchartz. - Beiträge von Thomas Mann (Schulkrankheit. Siehe Bürgin V, 117), Alfred Döblin, Else Lasker-Schüler, A. Mombert, Theodor Däubler u. a. Die Ecken leichter gestaucht, der Leinenrücken etwas aufgehellt, innen sehr leicht gebräunt, die Originalgraphiken tadellos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, France: Allainguillaume J. Saling et Cie, 1919. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. Type Specimens. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. unpaginated. Text in French. A catalogue mainly of printer's devices. According to the Linked Data Service of the Library of Congres, Washington, Allainguillaume took over the stock (and maybe the firm) of the Fonderie Gustave Mayeur. Headings in text note Allainguillaume as a successor to Mayeur. Editorial notes in the LC description note that the Allainguillaume, J. Saling name was adopted circa 1919. Covers soiled, rubbed and scuffed at edges. Paper on back boards torn. Tanning at edges throughout text. Title page torn near top edge.

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        Die Merkwürdigkeiten der k. k. garellischen öffentlichen Bibliothek am Theresiano.

      4. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz mit gestoch. Titelvignette, [3] Bl., 760 S., [11] Bl. mit 4 gestoch. Münz-Abb. Pbd. mit goldper. Rückenschild. De Backer-S. II, 1919, 52. Ebert 5982. Slg. Krieg 216. Lipsius/Leitzmann 98. VD 18 14436736-001. - Erste Ausgabe des interessanten Bibliotheks-Katalogs. "Liefert neben einer ausführlichen Geschichte der Bibliothek eingehende und gründlich kommentierte Bücherbeschreibungen, hauptsächlich von Inkunabeln und Wiener Drucken bis 1560" (Krieg). Am Ende werden auch einige in der Bibliothek vorhandene alte und neuere Münzen beschrieben. - Die schöne große Titelvignette zeigt eine Innenansicht der Bibliothek. - Die von Vater und Sohn Garelli dem Theresianum gestiftete Bibliothek gelangte später nach Lemberg, wo sie 1848 beim Bombardement der Stadt verbrannte. - Einband fachgerecht erneuert, sehr gutes sauberes Exemplar.

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        Demian. Die Geschichte einer Jugend.

      Fischer Verlag Berlin, 1919. Inbunden bok. ORIGINALUPPLAGA. Språk: Tyska. Ryggen är sliten längst ner, i övrigt ett bra exemplar. Boken har ursprungligen sålts i Speyer & Peters Bokhandel, Unter der Linden i Berlin.

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        Injun and Whitey

      New York: The Britton Publishing Co, 1919. First Edition. Near fine/very good. 1st edition of the first novel by Hollywood's first Western movie star. Our Britton Co. edition precedes both the Haughton-Mifflin edition (1920) and the one by Grosset & Dunlap. Near fine in a very good dustjacket, nice looking, and plenty scarce. The jacket is probably in its only state, with no other state of it recorded, despite there being a front flap ad implying either simultaneous or pending publication of the sequel, Injun and Whitey Strike Out for Themselves, which the short-lived Britton Co. had the rights to publish, and planned to publish, but I've never seen a copy with Britton's imprint and I doubt they ever did produce it (Haughton-Mifflin published it in 1921). That's my theory, and when a theory fits all the known facts it has merit, but all reasonable conjectures must be tested before they can be be accepted as true, or in this case, confirmed by evidence to be accepted as a fact, and I have not found proof, nor have I found a credible way to go after proof that would require less than $800 of my time. If I am wrong, there will be an anodyne Biblioctopus "product recall." If I am right, $800 is a bargain. In the very earliest days of American cinema there were Westerns, and they evolved to where there were many magnificent films, and we all know which ones they were, from Tumbleweeds (1925) to Rango (2011). Then there were the others, celluloid monuments to public patience. It isn't like if you've seen one you've seen them all, it's more like if you've seen them all, you feel like you've seen one. In the ongoing effort to build a library, you are going to want friends, because friends will make the process less subjective. And you are going to want quality, because quality will make you happy, so here's the 5th rule of book collecting. Judge the friends you would make with a genial and patient sympathy, and judge the books you would buy with a godlike and superior impartiality (Book Code).

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        Harold Gilman An Appreciation

      Chatto & Windus 1919 - First Edition. Chatto & Windus 1919 1st Edition. Numerous plates. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear. Small ex-libris label on fpd. Binding sound, text and images bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Winesburg, Ohio

      New York: Huebsch, 1919 Original yellow cloth, printed paper spine label (spine darkened with label worn), obscured inscription on front pastedown, rare dust jacket (small chip from front panel, spine darkened with a little wear at ends). Cloth case. A rare survival. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with top edge stained yellow, with "lay" in p. 86, line 5 and "the" on p. 251, line 3 in broken type. An outstanding presentation copy inscribed by Anderson on the front free endpaper: "To Henry J. Smith, with regards, Sherwood Anderson." Henry Justin Smith, a Chicago-based journalist and author, was an early friend and supporter of Anderson. Smith also helped the careers of Carl Sandburg, Ben Hecht, Harry Hansen, as well as other mid-Western authors. Anderson wrote in his posthumously published memoirs that Winesburg, Ohio "has become a kind of American classic and has been said by many critics to have started a kind of revolution in American short-story writing." H. L. Mencken observed, "Nothing quite like it has ever been done in America. It is so vivid, so full of insight, so shiningly life-like and glowing, that the book is lifted into a category all its own." Presentation copies of the first issue of Winesburg, Ohio in dust jacket are rare. No other examples appear in the auction records of the past fifty years. Provenance: Donald Drapkin, his sale, Christie's, 29 June 2005, lot 7. Sheehy & Lohf 9. Modern Library, Best English-Language Novels of the 20th Century, no. 24.

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        To Poland in War-Time

      London: Printed for Private Circulation (for Thomas J. Wise), 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. One of Thomas J. Wise's 20 very limited Conrad titles issued between 1919 and 1920, printed with an excessively small run of just 25 copies. Publishers red printed wraps have been bound into later paper covered boards over green cloth spine, with gilt-stamped leather title label to front cover. Evidence of bookplate removal to inside front board, several small black spots to front board. Contents are lightly toned. This text originally appeared in the Daily News and Leader on March, 31 1915 and was later reprinted in Conrad's Notes on Life and Letters, published in 1921.

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        [Photo Album]: Philadelphia Family and Summer Vacations

      Philadelphia, New Jersey, 1919. Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Black cloth over paper boards measuring 7" x 10.5". Contains 78 sepia toned gelatin silver photographs affixed to stiff gray paper measuring between 2.5" x 4" and 3.5" x 5.5" affixed to stiff black paper with captions. Album is very good with slight mustiness and rubbing with near fine or better photographs.An album of photos taken between 1886 to 1910 which follows a suburban Philadelphia family through the main line towns of Strafford, Devon, and Bryn Mawr. During their summers they retreated to various seaside towns including Spring Lake, New Jersey, Annapolis, Maryland, and Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Seen throughout the album are numerous snapshot photographs of women in fancy dresses and large fashionable hats, men outside their Philadelphia homes, and internal shots of home life. The vacation photos show numerous summer trips with boat trips, ocean views, and cabins. The album features fun posed photos like one of two people between a crossed pair of oars which reads, "our summer coat of arms," and another of three girls captioned, "3 peaches." A photo of a man pulling a cart of people is captioned "whoa boy." They spent time at the 1909 county fair in Red Bank, New Jersey which includes photos of livestock and a hot air balloon. There are a few photo processes represented here include a cyanotype of a house and some attempts at nighttime photography.An interesting look at a well to do Philadelphia family enjoying their summers on the coast.

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        Fishing Village, Maine

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. Watercolor. 14 x 21 inches. Signed. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

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        North of Boston, an author's presentation copy with a lovely, signed gift inscription from Frost and further signed by him on his frontispiece portrait

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1919 - This is an author’s presentation copy of the second American edition (and first illustrated edition), and is both inscribed and signed by Frost. A lovely inscription entirely in Frost’s hand is inked in black eight lines on the recto of the second blank endpaper preceding the half title: "For Louise Coolidge Carpenter | from | Robert Frost | who | as early as the year 1918 | recognized by certain | signs the artist in her." Frost signed in the lower right margin of the frontispiece portrait by Chapin: "Robert Frost". Louise Coolidge Carpenter (1901-1995) was born in Framingham, Massachusetts to U.S. Senator Marcus A. Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge. Louise was a painter, explaining the author’s reference to "signs of the artist in her". Although we are unaware of their relationship, it must have been sustained; Frost’s inscription implies that he knew her as early as 1918, a full decade earlier than her 1928 marriage to Donald Fell Carpenter (1899-1985), who would later become the first civilian Chairman of the Military Liaison Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission. Originally published in England in 1914 and the U.S. in 1915, North of Boston opens with the famous poems "The Pasture" and "Mending Wall," North of Boston bolstered Frost’s newly minted literary reputation and precipitated his return to the United States from England. In 1919, the American publisher issued this second and limited edition of 500 copies. The binding featured a dark green linen spine over lighter green, paper-covered boards with a gilt-stamped spine and gilt front panel with title and author printed in black. The contents feature fourteen illustrations by James Chapin and are printed on heavy, watermarked, laid, linen-rag paper with untrimmed fore and bottom edges. The edition was beautiful, but fragile. This author’s presentation copy is in good condition, sound, but showing age, wear, and, perhaps, the well-handled regard in which it was held by the recipient. The binding remains square and tight, but soiled, with overall scuffing to the boards and spine and a small, whitish stain to the lower front cover. The contents are fully intact, all illustrations and tissue guards present. Moderate spotting appears at the endpapers, the blank versos of some illustrated plates, and the untrimmed page edges. Frost’s inscription and further frontispiece portrait signature remain distinct with no appreciable fading. Iconic American poet Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) was the quintessential poetic voice of New England. Ironically, Frost was born in San Francisco and it was a 1912 move to England with his wife and children – "the place to be poor and to write poems" – that catalyzed his recognition. A Boy’s Will was completed in England, published by David Nutt in 1913. A convocation of critical recognition, introduction to other writers, and creative energy supported the 1914 English publication of Frost’s second book, North of Boston, after which "Frost’s reputation as a leading poet had been firmly established in England, and Henry Holt of New York had agreed to publish his books in America." Accolades met his return to America and by 1917 a move to Amherst "launched him on the twofold career he would lead for the rest of his life: teaching whatever "subjects" he pleased at a congenial college and "barding around," his term for "saying" poems in a conversational performance." (ANB) By 1924 he had won the first of his eventual four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry (1931, 1937, and 1943). Frost spent his final decade and a half as "the most highly esteemed American poet of the twentieth century" with a host of academic and civic honors to his credit. Two years before his death he became the first poet to read in the program of a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Kennedy, January 1961). Bibliographic reference: Crane A3.3 Second, limited American edition and first illustrated edition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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