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        South.

      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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        WITH THE ‘AURORA' IN THE ANTARCTIC 1911-1914

      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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        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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        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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        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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        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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        The Crisis in Industry

      Original gray printed wrappers. Light vertical crease else fine. Half morocco case. FIRST EDITION of Wolfe's rare first separate publication. One of 200 copies, this work preceded Wolfe's first novel by ten years. Wolfe won the 1919 Worth Prize ("for the best thesis submitted in the courses in Philosophy") for this work on industrial strife in America. VERY RARE. Only two examples have appeared for public sale in the past seventy-five years, the H. Bradley Martin copy and the F. B. Adams, Jr. copy. Laid in are the original 1950 invoice and accompanying letter from Seven Gables Bookshop discussing its rarity.

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        The Magic of Oz

      The Reilly & Lee Co., 1919 First edition, first state, with titles up to The Tin Woodman of Oz listed to verso of ownership page and 12 color plates by John R. Neill, as well as several black and white in-text illustrations. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black to spine, with mounted pictorial panel, illustrated endpapers, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with some light wear to extremities and rubbing to boards, as well as with some toning to text block, p. 199 with the word “Chapter” in page heading erased and re-written by hand, a few light pencil marks to prelims. Overall a bright and attractive copy. The Magic of Oz is the thirteenth of Baum's Oz books, and was published posthumously one month after the author's death in 1919. As preparations are underway for Princess Ozma's birthday, the former Nome King Ruggedo enlists the help of a young boy with the power of transformation in his mission to conquer the Land of Oz. One of the last two books in the series, Magic of Oz benefitted from the upsurge in sales of the previous book, and sold over 26,000 copies. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Neill, John R..

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        Bella fotografia originale con dedica autografa del cantante lirico Enrico Caruso al musicista Vincenzo Billi, datata New York 1919.

      1919. Fotografia "Mishkin" - New York, in formato cm.24,2x14,3, applicata su cartoncino cm.29,34x19,5, raffigurante il tenore a mezzo busto: "Al M° Vincenzo Billi sinceramente Enrico Caruso", con firma bella ed estesa. Considerato "il tenore" per eccellenza, Enrico Caruso (Napoli, 1873-1921), di modeste origini, lavorò in gioventù in fonderia e fu scoperto baritono Eduardo Missiano che lo segnalò al M° Guglielmo Vergine. Esordì il 16 novembre 1894 ne "L'amico Francesco" di Domenico Morelli, ed ebbe una straordinaria carriera, soprattutto al Metropolitan di New York, fino quasi alla morte. La foto è dedicata al musicista Vincenzo Billi (Brisighella, 1869-1938) che fu apprezzato direttore d'orchestra in Francia, Spagna, Olanda e Inghilterra e assai prolifico autore di musiche leggere. Codice libreria 117515.

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        South: the Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

      Heinemann, 1919. 1st edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy of one of the most important books of Antarctic exploration, and although it is a big, heavy volume, it is sturdily bound with hinges strong. Nearly 90 photographs accompany Shackleton's text, including a double-page panorama of South Georgia, and the colour frontispiece of Shackleton's ship Endurance, and the foldout colour map at the rear, are quite unblemished. The original dark-blue boards are in very nice condition, the silver spine lettering and vignette on the front are remarkably bright, one or two small marks on the rear board. The endpapers are slightly spotted, and the edges of the pages and the plates are slightly tinged, as is common with this production. The errata slip is present. Shackleton's grandly named Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 was not quite the success he had hoped for, but his account of the sinking of Endurance in the polar ice, and his extraordinary efforts to get help for his men stranded on Elephant Island, were to capture the imagination of generations to come, and this copy of his famous book is in as good a condition as one could expect to find.

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        Original pen and ink drawing]: Frontiersman and his horse in the Forest, with an Indian in the background

      - Large pen and watercolor drawing. 24.5" x 16". Contemporary oak frame and glazing. Unexamined out of the frame, but appears just about fine. Signed in lower right-hand corner: "Dan Beard 1919." A frontiersman leads a packed horse, while an Indian with a musket is in the background. Beard was a popular illustrator, particularly of adventure stories, including several by Mark Twain (A Yankee in King Arthur's Court , Tom Sawyer Abroad, etc.) as well as one of the pioneer organizers of the Boy Scouts of America. An especially large image presumably intended as a magazine or book illustration.

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        Some British Ballads -- 1/575 signed by Rackham

      Constable, London 1919 - Number 317 of 575 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. No date, c. 1919, First Edition with the Rackham illustrations. Hardcover, 4to., vellum-backed boards, gilt titles and design, teg. 169 pp., with 16 mounted, tissue-covered color plates and many b&w illustrated head and tailpieces throughout. Near Fine. Light shelfwear and handling to the boards; previous owner's small gift inscription on the front pastedown; tight binding; fresh, clean contents. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heckel, Ernst. - "Segelboot (Schiff auf hohem Meer)".

      Leipzig EA Seemann 1919 - Holzschnitt, in Schwarz, auf gelblichem Maschinenbütten, 1907. Von Erich Heckel. 15,9 x 21,8 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 24,5 x 34 cm (Blatt). Dube H 143 I d. Aus: Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst (Leipzig: E.A. Seemann 1919), Bd. 31. - Im Druckstock rechts unten signiert mit Monogramm. Unterhalb typografisch bezeichnet mit Künstlername, Titel, Technik und Jahr. - Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Sehr guter Zustand. Erich Heckel (1883 Döbeln - 1970 Radolfzell am Bodensee). Einer der bedeutendsten Vertreter des Expressionismus. Abgebrochenes Architekturstudium in Dresden. Autodidaktische Weiterbildung zum Maler und Grafiker. 1905 mit Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff und Fritz BleylGründung der Künstlergruppe "Die Brücke" in Dresden. 1907-10 Aufenthalt mit Schmidt-Rottluff in Dangast an der Nordsee. 1909 Italienreise. In Dresden Ateliergemeinschaft mit Kirchner. 1909-11 sommerliche Aufenthalte mit Kirchner, Pechstein, den Freundinnen und Modellen an den Moritzburger Teichen, bei denen viele Akte in freier Natur entstanden. 1911 Umzug mit seiner künftigen Frau Milda Frieda Georgi nach Berlin. Ausbildung zum Krankenpfleger zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs. 1918 Gründungsmitglied des ?Arbeitsrats für Kunst? Später Mitglied der Ankaufskommisssion der Nationalgalerie Berlin. 1937 Ausstellungverbot. 729 Arbeiten wurden aus deutschen Museen beschlagnahmt und entfernt. 1944 Zerstörung des Ateliers und des Großteils der Werke bei einem Bombenangriff. Im selben Jahr Zuflucht bei Freunden in Hemmenhofen am Bodensee. 1949-55 Lehrauftrag an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe. 1955 Teilnehmer der documenta 1 in Kassel. Sprache: Deutsch 31 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Moon and Sixpence. A Novel.

      London: William Heinemann,, 1919. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered and blocked in black. Housed in a custom green flat-back box. Tips bumped, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in unusually bright cloth. First edition, first impression, first issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Prince Albert I (1848–1922), "The Prince of Monaco with the author's affectionate regards. October 1919". A few years after this copy was inscribed, Maugham separated from his wife and settled permanently in the Riviera with Gerald Haxton, buying a villa on Cap Ferrat, where he entertained guests including Winston Churchill, Noel Coward, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and Virginia Woolf (Baxter, p. 147). He later memorably described Monaco and the Riviera as "a sunny place for shady people" (in Strictly Personal, 1941). The Moon and Sixpence, though ostensibly about Gaugin, "contains a great deal of autobiography: Maugham's protagonist Strickland leaves his wife and family and goes off to another country in order to live free of convention and to devote himself to his art" (Rothschild and Whiteman, p. 130).

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        Signed photo from Concert Program, 1948

      French violinist (1919-1949), a child prodigy, Neveu had a great international career (a good part of it with her brother Jean as a pianist) and became very famous, unfortunately was cut short by her tragic death at age 30 in an air accident when on concert tour. Signed photo from a program for a concert by Neveu and her brother Jean as pianist at Teatro San Carlos in Lisbon, Portugal, 1948. Neveu signed under her photo, which comes from the program and is mounted on hard cardboard. Size is 5.75 x 7.75 inches, light vertical fold in the center, cover from the program is on verso. Rare!

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        Orientalisch(").

      1919 - Holzschnitt auf Bütten mit Römerturm-Wz. Inet / Wikipedia // Dressler // Vollmer // Expl. 18/30 // München 1890-1973 Braunschweig. Er war ein deutscher Maler, Werbegrafiker, Designer, Verkehrsplaner und Publizist. Tätig auch als Kunsthistoriker und leitete während des Zweiten Weltkriegs ein Museum in Braunschweig. -Das insgesamt saubere Blatt in der oberen Blattkante mittig mit einem, nach vorne leicht durchschlagenden Montagefleck (1x1,2 cm) und im unteren breiten Rand mit wenigen, kurzen und sehr schwachen Knickspuren. Das Blatt ist an drei Ecken auf einem bräunlichen Karton montiert und liegt unter einem PP, dieses mit Altersspuren. -Die Widmung und damit Übereignung des Blattes durch W. Dexel gilt Herrn Dr. Hermann Kern: Er war Jurist und Kunstwissenschaftler. Ab 1973 tätig für den Kunstraum München (mehr als 50 Ausstellungen internationaler Avantgarde-Kunst) und besorgte dazu die umfangreichen Kataloge. Verfasser zahlreicher Vorträge und Aufsätze zur zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsttheorie und Kulturgeschichte sowie Autor kulturgeschichtlicher Wanderausstellungen: 1974 München-Kunstraum; 1976 Münche-Neue Sammlung und 1981 Mailand, Palazzo della Permanente. 1981 in Veröffentlichung des umfangreichen Labyrinth-Handbuchs. 1982 Berufung zum Direktor des Hauses der Kunst, München. Inhaltsverzeichnis Anm. zur Rechnungstellung: Die Buchpreise beinhalten die reduzierte MwSt von 7 %, diese wird gesondert ausgewiesen // Rechnungen für Kunstgegenstände wie Grafiken, Gemälde weisen gem. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 1 UStG (Differenzbesteuerung) bzw. § 25a Abs.3 Satz 2 UStG (Margenbesteuerung) keine MwSt aus (brutto = netto). 0 Gewicht in Gramm: 2001 27x19,7 cm (Stock/ Abb.) auf 47,6x38 cm (Blatt). Signiert, bezeichnet, dat. u. num. sowie mit dat. (Juli (19)62 Widmung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The War Poems.

      London: William Heinemann, 1919 - Small octavo. Original red cloth, printed paper labels to spine and front board. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded, minor foxing to edge of text block. An excellent, bright copy in the jacket with faded spine and some minor chips to extremities. First edition, first impression of Sassoon's key poetical statement on the war, collecting a number of the author's best known war poems, and numerous previously unpublished works. Reilly p. 286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Logic Cases for Philosophy C, 1919-20

      Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1919. Softcover. Very Good. Harvard general philosophy course reader includes Washburn, Yerkes, Henry George, Franz Boas, Percival Lowell, etc. Very good; text lightly age toned, light edgewear; has pencil marginal notes. What makes this interesting is the cover presentation inscription "Professor R.B. Perry with the complements of H.M. Sheffer." Inscriptions and indeed publications by Sheffer are scarce, and this links him Harvard colleague and noted realist philosopher Ralph Barton Perry. *

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        Tales of Three Hemispheres.

      Boston: John W. Luce & Company,, 1919. Octavo. Original cloth-backed boards, spine and front board lettered in gilt, red-purple sides. With the dust jacket. Spine ends slightly creased, top edge lightly soiled. An excellent copy in the slightly nicked dust jacket, a little loss to spine ends. First edition, first printing. This is the author's own retained copy, marked by his widow after his death on the front free endpaper "From the library of Lord Dunsany, B. Dunsany 1958". It is also annotated by the author on the table of contents, where he provides compositional dates to the stories.

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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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        Photo Album]: U.S.S. Huntington World War I.

      France 1919 - Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied olive green cloth over paper boards with "Pictorial Log U.S.S. Huntington" stamped on the front board. A photo album containing 159 sepia toned photographs, many printed as real photo postcards, most measuring 3.5" x 5.5", some with captions. A very good album with worn edges and fading with near fine or better photographs. A photo album kept by a sailor on the U.S.S. Huntington during the last year of World War I beginning in 1917. The album begins with an eight page handwritten log giving a brief account of the activities on the ship including maintenance off the coast of Norfolk after returning from France which involved coaling and refreshing the paint before setting off for New York and eventually going to England. The photos show the Huntington and other vessels the crew encountered on their journey across the Atlantic including a "Jap destroyer." The Huntington was one of the first ships to experiment with the use of observation balloons and seaplanes. There are photos of various seaplanes "launched from the Huntington" and with a couple captioned "hoisting aboard a wrecked plane," as well as of a crew used for a rescue mission of a larger vessel. A shipfitter on board, Patrick McGunigal, was the first person to earn a medal of honor during World War I after he rescued someone from a balloon crash. The ship docked at Brest, France, which was used during the war as a rest camp for sailors to recuperate after the long voyage to the continent. There are a few photos of ships sporting "dazzle camouflage," which worked "not by offering concealment but by making it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and heading." The album continues until 1919 with photos of the Panama Canal and Saint Augustine, Florida.An extensive collection of photos showing an American sailor's tour of duty during World War I.

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        [Photo Album]: U S S Huntington World War I

      France, 1919. Near Fine. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied olive green cloth over paper boards with "Pictorial Log U.S.S. Huntington" stamped on the front board. A photo album containing 159 sepia toned photographs, many printed as real photo postcards, most measuring 3.5" x 5.5", some with captions. A very good album with worn edges and fading with near fine or better photographs. A photo album kept by a sailor on the U.S.S. Huntington during the last year of World War I beginning in 1917. The album begins with an eight page handwritten log giving a brief account of the activities on the ship including maintenance off the coast of Norfolk after returning from France which involved coaling and refreshing the paint before setting off for New York and eventually going to England. The photos show the Huntington and other vessels the crew encountered on their journey across the Atlantic including a "Jap destroyer." The Huntington was one of the first ships to experiment with the use of observation balloons and seaplanes. There are photos of various seaplanes "launched from the Huntington" and with a couple captioned "hoisting aboard a wrecked plane," as well as of a crew used for a rescue mission of a larger vessel. A shipfitter on board, Patrick McGunigal, was the first person to earn a medal of honor during World War I after he rescued someone from a balloon crash. The ship docked at Brest, France, which was used during the war as a rest camp for sailors to recuperate after the long voyage to the continent. There are a few photos of ships sporting "dazzle camouflage," which worked "not by offering concealment but by making it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed and heading." The album continues until 1919 with photos of the Panama Canal and Saint Augustine, Florida.An extensive collection of photos showing an American sailor's tour of duty during World War I.

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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

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1919. Second, limited American edition and first illustrated edition. Hardcover. 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

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        ECSTATIC SPIRAL.

      ' ECSTATIC SPIRAL. For Man Ray on his Abat Jour No. 2, 1919-1957.' A typed poem written and signed by Joyce Reeves on February 7th 1958, and presented to Man Ray on his birthday, August 27th 1958. The poem, a celebration of the spiral form, has been illustrated by Man Ray with a drawing of his famous abat jour, and, with a pair of hands. In the right hand, he has written, 'What a birthday present! Aug. 27 -1958.' In the palm of the left hand he has added his signature. Joyce Reeves worked as translator at XXe Siecle, and was the mistress of Roland Penrose.This item is subject to VAT.

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        Dame im Kaffee mit aufgestütztem Arm vor leerem Glas.

      - Radierung in Braun, 1919, auf Velin, links unten signiert. 20,8:14,3 cm. – Verso mit Resten alter Montierung. Literatur: Rosenbach 87, außerhalb der Auflage von 100 Exx. Sehr guter Abdruck mit vollem Rand. Der aus jüdischer Familie stammende Berliner Maler und Graphiker Lesser Ury brach 1879 eine begonnene kaufmännische Lehre ab, um sich in den 1880er Jahren an verschiedenen Orten und an maßgeblichen Kunstakademien der Zeit auszubilden: Düsseldorf, Paris, Brüssel und schließlich München sind die Stationen, nachdem er 1885 bei der Berliner Kunstakademie eine Ablehnung erfuhr. 1887 kehrte er in seine Heimatstadt zurück und stellte unter anerkennender Kritik erstmals 1889/1890 in der Galerie von Fritz Gurlitt aus. Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) förderte ihn, auch mit Max Liebermann (1847-1935) war Lesser Ury anfangs sehr freundschaftlich verbunden, bis es wenig später zum rivalisierenden Zerwürfnis kam. Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) konnte den Künstler schließlich 1914 an die „Berliner Secession" holen, die Galeristen Paul Cassirer und Heinrich Thannhauser stellten ihn 1916/1917 aus, 1922 zeigte die Secession eine 150 Gemälde umfassende Schau. Das druckgraphische Werk Lesser Urys hatte sich schon um 1920 in Sammlerkreisen seinen Platz erobert.

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        Night and Day

      London: Duckworth and Company, 1919. First edition, 2,000 copies printed. [4], 538, [2 ad] pp. 8vo. Publisher's dark gray cloth lettered in pale blue. Light foxing to endpapers, leaves thumbed, a very good copy or better. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. First edition, 2,000 copies printed. [4], 538, [2 ad] pp. 8vo. Woolf's second novel. An attractive copy of the first edition of Woolf's second novel. Kirkpatrick A4a

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        Some British Ballads -- 1/575 signed by Rackham

      London: Constable, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/no jacket. Number 317 of 575 copies, signed by Arthur Rackham. No date, c. 1919, First Edition with the Rackham illustrations. Hardcover, 4to., vellum-backed boards, gilt titles and design, teg. 169 pp., with 16 mounted, tissue-covered color plates and many b&w illustrated head and tailpieces throughout. Near Fine. Light shelfwear and handling to the boards; previous owner's small gift inscription on the front pastedown; tight binding; fresh, clean contents.

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        Comando di Fiume d'Italia. Bollettino ufficiale. [Unito:] Reggenza del Carnaro N. 1 [unico]

      stampa: Tipografia de La Vedetta d'Italia. Bollettino ufficiale del periodo dell'occupazione fiumana che precedette la costituzione della Reggenza italiana del Carnaro. Stampato dal settembre 1919 al settembre 1920 per un totale di 45 fascicoli. Nel dettaglio: Prima serie, nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 (il nr. 10 mai pubblicato); Seconda serie, nn. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (con supplemento), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31 bis, 32, 33, 34. Straordinaria collezione completa, in fascicoli sciolti ben conservati in cartella con dorso e angoli in pelle rossa, mancante solo del nr. 2 del 1920. Uniamo alla collezione il nr. 1 (unico pubblicato) della «Reggenza del Carnaro», datato 16 settembre 1920, e il volantino di presentazione e del «Bollettino» a firma di Vittorio Graziani, datato maggio 1920.

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        Treasure Box.

      [London: for the author, 1919] - Octavo, 16 pp. Original plain blue wrappers. Housed in a custom blue morocco backed-slipcase and matching chemise. Wrappers split along spine and slightly marked. A very good copy. Vignette title page and one line-drawing by Nancy Nicholson. First and only edition, one of 200 copies printed. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to "Ivor Gurney, from Robert Graves" on the front wrapper verso. A superb association copy, linking two poets profoundly influenced by their experiences in the Great War. Until Gurney's collected letters were published in 1991, it was not clear whether the pair had ever met in person, though Gurney was known as an admirer of Graves and set several of his poems to music. They probably first met in the year Treasure Box was published, at the house of fellow veteran John Masefield at Boar's Hill, Oxford, where Graves was lodging with his wife while reading for a degree in English at St John's College. Treasure Box was his first book of poetry after demobilisation. Three years later Gurney was committed to the City of London Mental Hospital in Kent, and remained there until his death from tuberculosis in 1937. Higginson A4; see Carder, Songs of Graves's and Gurney's Friends, in Gravesiana: The Journal of the Robert Graves Society, vol. IV, no. 1 (2014). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Moon and Sixpence. A Novel.

      London: William Heinemann, 1919 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front board lettered and blocked in black. Housed in a custom green flat-back box. Tips bumped, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy in unusually bright cloth. First edition, first impression, first issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Prince Albert I (1848–1922), "The Prince of Monaco with the author's affectionate regards. October 1919". A few years after this copy was inscribed, Maugham separated from his wife and settled permanently in the Riviera with Gerald Haxton, buying a villa on Cap Ferrat, where he entertained guests including Winston Churchill, Noel Coward, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, T. S. Eliot, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and Virginia Woolf (Baxter, p. 147). The Moon and Sixpence, though ostensibly about Gaugin, "contains a great deal of autobiography: Maugham's protagonist Strickland leaves his wife and family and goes off to another country in order to live free of convention and to devote himself to his art" (Rothschild and Whiteman, p. 130). Stott A22.a; Baxter, French Riviera and Its Artists: Art, Literature, Love, and Life on the Côte d'Azur, 2015; Whiteman and Rothschild, William Somerset Maugham: A Catalogue of the Loren and Frances Rothschild Collection, 2001. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Der Dom. Bücher deutscher Mystik. Faksimileausgabe der in den Jahren 1919-1927 im Insel Verlag erschienenen dreizehnbändigen Reihe. 13 Bände (komplett)

      1919-1927, gr 8, Halbpergamenteinbd. m. Lesebändchen, je Band etwa 350 S. - Rücken teilw. stärker angestaubt, Kanten mitunter leicht berieben, sonst wohlerhaltene Exemplare

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1919 - 1919 Original Hardback Wisden

      , 1919 1919. Hi, Here we have a rare 1919 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. In my opinion the rarest 20th Century Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and the spine. The boards are excellent, the bok seems a bit warped but a heavy book on top should cure that , a bobbling line to the front cover to the right with a slight knock to the right of the front board. Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. The yellow pastedowns are good, it looks like a bookplate has been removed from the first page, you need to look close but I would say it has been. HD Swan to the right yellow page. Internally very good, Minimal foxing. Nice photoplate. Couple of pages have dog ears. A lovely book, a few niggles but still fabulous. Rare,

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