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

      London: William Heinemann, 1919. First edition, first impression. Hardcover. Very good condition. Shackleton's classic voyage to the Antarctic, where ice crushed the ship "Endurance", and a small party of the crew traveled 800 miles in an open boat to South Georgia to secure rescue. Miraculously, every man survived. The account of Shackleton's amazing story of survival during the "Endurance" expedition. Being published on wartime paper, there is the usual uniform browning of the page edges found in the first impression but a much better than average copy. The silver gilt is very bright making this a desirable copy. Small 4to, (xxi) 376 pp, color frontispiece & 87 b&w printed photographic plates, folding map at the rear. Original blue cloth with silver gilt title and silhouette of "Endurance" trapped in the ice. Cloth very lightly rubbed at spine ends and edges, cover corners rubbed and two small light marks on front and slight toning of blue on lower foredge corner, overall a bright copy. See Spence 1107, Conrad p224, Taurus 105, Rosove 308.A1.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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      London: Andrew Melrose, Ltd.. ND (1919). 1st edition. hb. Royal 8vo, pp. xxi, 183. All plates are present as is the folding map placed at the end of the book. . Davis (1884-1967) was an English-born Australian explorer, navigator and one of the most experienced Antarctic seamen of the heroic era. King and the Australian explorer Douglas Mawson, became friends during Shackleton's 1907-1909 expedition and Mawson later recruited Davis to be captain of the "Aurora" on the 1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Expedition. This volume contains Davis's account, with a history of the ship from its construction in 1876. Much of the expedition narrative consists of brief entries by date, different than Davis's log, later published as "Trial by Ice" in 1999 (see Rosove p. 97). Our offering is an exceedingly scarce copy of the first edition (Rosove 87.A1.b), not only because it is a variant binding (described by Rosove as "far scarcer than the primary one"), but because it carries with it the publisher's original dust jacket. It is bound in orange cloth with black stamped lettering and a stamped design of the "Aurora" to the front board. The spine lettering is in gilt. The front board is a bit bowed and the extremities of both boards show light wear. The cloth is remarkably clean, although the foredge of the text block shows some foxing. There is a former owner's unobtrusive name and date to the front free endpaper. The frontispiece tissue guard is present and quite intact, although the top inch of the gutter of the title page is torn. The plate facing page 108 is slightly split at the gutter. The dust jacket has been laminated. It is intact, but shows creasing, edge rubbing and some small loss to the spine ends. .

      [Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS]
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        Drakula: roman [Count Dracula: a novel], volumes I and II (complete).

      Prague: NakladatelstvÍ Emila Šolce 1919 - Octavo (18.5 × 13 cm). Two volumes bound together in quarter cloth with paper-covered boards; title printed to spine; 3-447, [1] pp. Original wrappers perished; title page mounted on separate leaf and restored to margins; lacking the half-title preceding the second volume and the last leaf of volume one (pp. 287-88) has been supplied in facsimile. A few smaller tape repairs and stains throughout; overall still a good copy of a scarce title generally encountered in poor condition. First Czech edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula, one of the earliest translations of the novel, preceding the French and Italian translations. Given the novel's affinity with the former Austro-Hungarian lands and Eastern Europe in general, it is an understandable choice. Judging from the scarcity of this edition, the novel was quite popular. The translation was originally published in two volumes, here bound as one, and featured an unattributed wrapper illustration showing Dracula as a gloomy old man. In his recent survey of early Dracula translations, Simone Berni notes that "the 1919 edition was quite similar to a present-day paperback: it was rather poor and printed on low-quality paper. No hardcover copies are known. The copies we have are extremely fragile and the paper is so deteriorated that they cannot even be leafed through" (57). We are unable to find further information about the translator, apart from the fact that he was involved with the Esperanto community and was apparently active as a translator into Esperanto. For comparison with other editions see Berni, Dracula by Bram Stoker: The Mystery of the Early Editions, 2014, as well as the Melton bibliography (accessible online), which does not cite the present edition. KVK and OCLC only show the copy at the Czech National Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eclogues: A Book of Poems

      London - Beaumont Press 1919 - An extremely scarce edition of Herbert Read's early poetry. Illustrated throughout, with illustrations by Ethelbert White. Illustrations are hand-coloured. Limited edition, number 14 of thirty copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by author and artist. Signatures of Herbert Read and EthelbertWhite belowedition details. This is the ninth book of the Beaumont Press, and the fifth printed by hand. Colophonpage lists Charles Wright as the pressman and C W Beaumont as compositor. Herbert Read was an English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher. This collection of poetry is some of his earliest work. The poetry to thisvolume is of the Imagist style. The Imagist movement was Anglo-American poetry that favoured precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Condition: In a quarter vellum binding with paper covered boards. Cover and decorations designed by Ethelbert White, and arranged by Cyris W Beaumont as stated to colophon page at rear. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Small handlingmark to front board. Internally,tightly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean throughout. Overall: FINE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pantschatantra. Fabeln aus dem indischen Liebesleben. Lithographien von R. Janthur.

      Berlin, Gurlitt, 1919. 47 + 1 S. OHpgm. EA. Nr. 169 von 700 Expl. Mit 10 kolor. Tafeln. Mit der eighd. Signatur des Künstlers. - Der Venuswagen. Erste Folge, Band III. - Kl. Exlibris-St. a. V., die fragile Seide des Einbandes m. großflächigen Fehlstellen a. Vorderseite, ansonsten leichte Gbrsp. Die beiden Schließen sind vorhanden. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Illustrierte Bücher 20. Jhdt

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Light, life and love: Selections from the German mystics of the middle ages

      Methuen, 1919. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; boards bumped with some light rubbing/wear; owner name list on front endpaper; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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      1919. SOCIETE DES SCIENCES LETTRES ET ARTS DE BAYONNE. 1919 - . In - 8.Carré. Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Lot de 28 volumes - Paginé de 102 à 166 + paginé de 147 à 329 + 228 pages + paginé de 451 à 616 + paginé de 617 à 780 + paginé de 783 à 1004 + 174 pages + paginé de 176 à 285 + 106 pages + paginé de 107 à 207 + paginé de 210 à 316 + 173 pages + paginé de 175 à 304 + 161 pages + paginé de 163 à 408 + 560 pages + 305 pages + 523 pages + 538 pages + 688 pages + 446 pages + 464 pages + 540 pages + 401 pages + paginé de 594 à 771 + paginé de 296 à 416 + 522 pages + 224 pages. N°3 - 4 + N°6 + N°9 + N°117 + N°118 + N°119 + N°120 + N°121 + N° 122 + N°123 + N°124 + N°125 + N°126 + N°127 + N°128 + N°129 + N°130 + N°131 + N°133 + N°134 + N°135 + N° 136 + N°137 - 138 + N°139 + N°142 2EME PARTIE + N°144 TIRE A PART FORTIFICATIONS ET URBANISME A BAYONNE SOUS LA TROISIEME REPUBLIQUE + N°144 + N°145 TIRE A PART NOTES ET DOCUMENTS CONCERNANT LE DECOR INTERIEUR DES EGLISES DE BAYONNE ET DU PAYS BASQUE AUX XVIIE ET XVIIIE SIECLES.

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        Macao et Cosmage ou l'expérience du bonheur.

      Paris Nouvelle Revue Francaise 1919 1 in-4 9 Illustrations d'EDY-LEGRAND. Paris, éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1919, grand in-4 carré, cartonnage illustré typographie noire coloriée au pochoir. Belle histoire sur "L'île fantastique", pour petits et grands, où nos héros venaient "de faire l'expérience du bonheur". Souvenirs rassemblés et illustrés par EDY-LEGRAND (Edouard-Léon-Louis Warchawsky 1892 Bonnieux-1970) d'images à la fois somptueuses et naïves, coloriées à la main par SAUDE. Petit chef d'oeuvre de la littérature enfantine et premier livre d'enfant illustré par la N.R.F. "Macao et Cosmage est un livre d'artiste, dont la conception a été entièrement pensée par le jeune auteur-illustrateur : choix du large format carré ; texte calligraphié en lettres capitales, qui deviendront plus tard caractéristique du style Art-déco ; présence universelle de la couleur (...) Et bien-sûr, primat donné au visuel" (Alban Cerisier, Jacques Desse "De la jeunesse chez Gallimard", 33). Taches, plis et piqûres, mouillures et petites déchirures marginales internes, couverture salie, piqûres et mouillures, réhauts de couleur, restauration et petits manques de papier sur le plat supérieur.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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      1919, Paris, Emile Paul Frères 24 Vues et 5 Plans de jardins Art-déco gravés sur Bois, innombrables vignettes et bandeaux. (Par VERDEAU et P. VERA) - Pleine basane fauve légèremeent marbrée magnifique, reliure signée à froid au second plat ESt., filet d'encadrement à froid, dos à cinq nerfs, titre et auteur aux fers dorés, tranche supérieure dorée, coiffes impeccables et brodées, retour de plat et gardes de papiers peau de pêche et filet d'encadrement à froid. - 2 ff. premier plat conservé (avec dos et 2nd plat), 2 ff. p. de fx titre, p. de titre en une gravure signée, 1 f. avec vignette, p. de Justification notre ouvrage est justifié à l'encre rouge n° 82 un des 500 sur Fergé d'Arches à la forme. P. de Titre, 160 pages dont beaucoups non numérotées comportant 5 Plans de jardins et 19 vues tels que sur la Table des Matières, 1 f. de Colophon, 1 f. plat et dos, 3ff. - MAGNIFIQUE OUVRAGE A LA RELIURE ET AU CORPS DE TEXTE PARFAIT. - ANDRE VERA (1881-1971) CONCEPTEUR DE JARDIN ART DECO A LA FRANCAISE, urbaniste et pionnier du style Art déco. Il reconnaît l'influence majeure de LE NOTRE. Il est connu pour sa collaboration avec son frère, le peintre et décorateur Paul Vera. Il renouvele la conception française dont il sentait le déclin depuis les années 1840, et introduit le style moderne qui a perpetué la tradition française. Il était un défenseur de jardin à la française, avec des dessins géométriques strictement basé sur des lignes et des carrés à la place des formes curvilignes de l'Art Nouveau. Dans la conception urbaine, il a souligné l'importance d'inclure les arbres comme des éléments architecturaux, qui, pensait-il améliorer la santé physique et mentale des résidents.

      [Bookseller: Rolin Librairie Ancienne BERNARD MARIE R]
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        L'armoire de citronnier pour 1919

      - Maurice Boussus, Paris 1919, 19,5x25cm, broché. - Prima edizione a stampa a poche decine di copie su Arches previste. Contributi di F. Fleuret, M. du Plessys, Sieutre M., Maria A., A. T'Serstevens, B. Guégan, JM de Heredia, signor Scève ... libro illustrato di xilografie S. Lewitzka, A. Dunoyer de Segonzac, M. e J. Marchand Sieutre e legno inserto PE Colin e il signor van Mael. Copia rara e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à quelques dizaines d'exemplaire sur vergé d'Arches. Contributions de F. Fleuret, M. du Plessys, M. Le Sieutre, A. Mary, A. T'Serstevens, B. Guégan, J.M. de Heredia, M. Scève...Ouvrage illustré de bois gravés de S. Lewitzka, A. Dunoyer de Segonzac, M. Le Sieutre et J. Marchand ainsi que de bois hors-texte de P.E. Colin et M. van Mael. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        La faïence artistique de Moustiers.

      Lyon, veuve Blot, 1919. In-4, IX, 87 pp. broché. Avec 88 planches hors texte dont 36 en couleurs, chacune étant protégée par une serpente avec texte imprimé. Ces planches reproduisent 467 pièces. Édition originale tirée à 500 exemplaire du plus important traité jamais publié sur les célèbres faïences de Moustiers. Bel exemplaire, très frais.

      [Bookseller: Jacques Chaminade]
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        Faust-Impressionen. [9] Original-Radierungen [ca. 35 x 45 cm].

      Wien, Amandus-Edition, o. J. [um 194?]. o. Pag. [9 Bll.] Lose Blattsammlung in OHLwd.-Mappe. Erneuter Abdruck von den Originalplatten aus dem Jahr 1919. - Leichte papierbedingte Oxidation, Mappe etw. stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Entgegen der Aufnahme der Harvard-Bibliothek, die nur acht Blätter anzeigen, sind in unserem Exemplar alle neun Blätter vorhanden: Hexensabbat, Walpurgisnacht, Die Anachoreten, Die Lamien, Homunculus, Dem Volke ... ein Fest, Die Mütter, Pharsalische Felder und Kaiserl. Pfalz. Diese sind zum Teil in der Platte datiert: `13 bzw. `14. - Laske, (1874 - 1951), studierte Architektur an der TH und der Kunstakademie Wien und führte danach mehrere Bauten in Wien, Dresden, Kärnten und Mähren selbstständig aus. Sein eigentliches Interesse aber galt der bildenden Kunst, der er sich 1908 ganz zuwandte. Zu seinen bevorzugten Motiven gehörten Landschaften, Stadtansichten, Marktplätze und Volksfeste, die er meist in Aquarell- oder Deckfarben ausführte. Seit 1910 entwickelte L. eine Vorliebe für biblische und mythologische Themen, die er bevorzugt in Öl- oder Temperafarben großformatig umsetzte (Die Arche Noah, 1910). Reisen führten ihn 1911-14 u.a. nach Griechenland und in die Türkei sowie nach Tunis. Den Ersten Weltkrieg erlebte er als Offizier und Kriegsmaler in Galizien, Rumänien und Südrußland. Er trat auch mit graphischen Arbeiten hervor und wurde mehrfach zu Buchillustrationen herangezogen. Seit den zwanziger Jahren entwarf er auch Bühnenbilder und Kostüme. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Rodin devant la femme

      - Maison du livre, Paris 1919, 12,5x19cm, broché. - Edizione di carta corrente. Rave invio autografo firmato a piena pagina dell'autore Robert Desnos, che laconicamente sovraccaricato l'invio di 's un "Merda / Robert Desnos." Torna sbiadita restaurato primo doppio piano con piccoli restauri marginali, manca secondo piano. Preziosa reliquia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Dithyrambique envoi autographe signé pleine page de l'auteur à Robert Desnos qui, laconiquement, surchargea l'envoi d' un "Merde / Robert Desnos". Dos défraîchi restauré, premier plat doublé comportant de petites restaurations marginales, deuxième plat absent. Précieuse relique.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The War Poems

      The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1919. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Small octavo. Original red cloth with printed paper labels to spine and front cover (designs by William Nicholson). Mild bumping to the lower corners. Light offsetting to the end papers. Upper text block a little dusty. Rough cut pages are clean. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. The fragile stiff paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Some mild rubbing to the spine. Some professional tissue paper repairs to the folds on the verso. Lettering and price to the spine remain legible. The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. Sassoon's "savagely realistic and compassionate war poems" (Rupert Hart-Davis in ODNB), gathering 64 pieces, 12 of which appear in print for the first time here, the others having been published in two previous collections: The Old Huntsman (1917) and Counter-Attack (1918). A scarce and well preserved copy. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Ex-Presidents of the National Amateur Press Association - Sketches ( Inscribed By W Paul Cook to H P Lovecraft / with an Original Howard Phillips Lovecraft Bookplate )

      Athol, Massachussetts: Athol, MA.: W Paul Cook, Publisher, 1919, 1st Edition, First Printing , 1919. ----------hardcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of light tip wear, no dustjacket as issued, 93 pages, b&w photos, signed and inscribed on the front blank endpaper by W Paul Cook (publisher and the 53rd President of the NAPA ) "To Howard P Lovecraft with the compliments of W. Paul Cook", on the verso of the front board is H P Lovecraft's bookplate making this all the more special, likely presented to HPL by Cook when HPL became President of NAPA in 1922, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Text Cover.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup ]
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        Treasure Box (Signed By The Author)

      The sole printing privately printed for the author in 1919.A near FINE copy, with slight dustiness to the edges of the blue paper covers.A very delicate ephemeral item - the stitching has been re-sewn. Housed in a custom made solander box.Wraps edition with 16 pages containing 10 poems.There is a title page design and one other line drawing by Nancy Nicholson (the author's wife). Printed for the author in an edition of only 200 copies, none of which were for sale.This copy Signed by the Author in blue ink on the title page.Scarce.

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        «Promenadeavec Gabrielle»

      Édité à Paris à la NRF en 1919-1924. In-8 (16x24cm) relié en demi-veau vert bouteille, plats décorés d'une mosaïque de papiers collés jaunes, verts et rouges, représentant un soleil et ses rayons multicolores, dos lisse, titre en long. (Georges LEROUX relieur.) Un des plus ravissants livres illustrés par J.-E. LABOUREUR.Édition originale et premier tirage des 16 lithographies originales en couleurs de J.-E. LABOUREUR. C'est avec «William Cowper», les deux seuls livres réalisés par le maître-graveur en lithographie. Le texte également réalisé en litho, reproduit en fac-similé, le manuscrit de J. Giraudoux. Tirage à 185 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches. Très recherché.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Quadr'arts]
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        L'AERONAUTIQUE Revue mensuelle illustrée. Rédacteur en Chef: Henri Bouché.

      Librairie Gauthier-Villars, 1919 à 1939. 21 volumes reliure éditeur.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1919 - 1919 Original Hardback Wisden. Very Good.

      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 to the front, feignt marks to the spine cloth and the rear board has some bobbling by the spine. (I inch by 3, please see the picture) . Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. The yellow pastedowns are good, there is a mark to the top left of the right hand page. Internally very good, the only thing to note is a small knck to the middle, see the pages at the top by the crease for about an inch , it is not off putting but needs to be stated. Owners name on right page that is small and a price of £1 in pencil! Minimal foxing. Nice photoplate. A lovely book. Rare, No restoration.

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        Lloyd Royal Belge (Shipyard Glasgow)

      Shipbuilding works of the Lloyd Royal Belge (GB) Ltd (Late Brys & Gylsen Ltd.) of Whitinch, Glasgow. 39 Platinum prints 11in.x 9in. including interiors of the Company offices, workers in the sheds machining and fabricating. The Londinier ready for launch and being towed after launch. Senator Brys and King Albert. For ref. see Lloyd Royal Belge were formed from the amalgamation of 3 companies, Antwerpsche Zeevaart Maatschappij, Scheepvaartmaatschappij Gylsen and Belgische Reederi. With the slump in freight they were taken over by Compagnie Maritime Belge in 1930. (

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        Peeping Pansy

      Hodder and Stoughton, 1919-01-01. Hardback with embossed boards. . Moderate wear to extremities else very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued. . Color illustration by Mabel Lucie Attwell . Very cute previous owners bookplate. Embossed gilt decorations. Gilt lettering on spine and cover. Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted.

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      London, Hodder & Stoughton, (1919). FIRST EDITION (1919). 8 delightful tissue guarded mounted colour plates, charming black and white illustrations throughout, many full page. 285 x 215 mm, 11½ x 8¾ inches, original publisher's pictorial red cloth, gilt lettering and illustration on upper cover and spine, 312 pages. Binding slightly rubbed, very slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners, couple of 3 mm nicks to cloth at head of spine, gilt on upper cover and spine still bright and very attractive, front inner paper hinge cracked. Old neat bookplate mounted on pastedown, portrait of Marie Queen of Rumania from magazine mounted on front endpaper. Rusty paperclip mark to top edge of front endpaper and half - title, top edges of pages just very faintly browned, very slight horizontal crease to some top margins, 2 small closed edge tears to 1 top margin expertly repaired. Plates perfect. Clean bright very good plus copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      STABILIMENTO POLIGRAFICO PER L'AMMINISTRAZIONE DELLA GUERRA ROMA, 1919. Quattro voll. in 8°: vol. I° Leggi, Decreti e Regolamento pagg. XXVII, 822; vol. II°, Regolamenti Interni pagg. XIX, 477; vol. III° Ordini di Servizio , Circolari ed Istruzioni pagg. IV, 34; vol. IV° Giurisprudenza Ferroviaria pagg. XI, 279. Legatura amatoriale mezza tela, piatti marmorizzati. Anno e numero volume al dorso in oro. Vecchio timbro di legatoria all'interno del primo piatto di ogni volume.

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        The Wild Swans at Coole

      New York: Macmillan, 1919. First American Edition, 1st Printing. near fine/near fine. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Beautiful copy of this important title; Wade 125. Book is near fine; dustjacket near fine, mild toning of spine: small chips spine; housed in custom quarter-leather clamshell box by Don Kobetsky.

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        Collection of Letters from POW British Navy Soldier to Welsh Nurse

      Döberitz, Germany: 1915-1919 - [WWI] Collection of Letters from POW British Navy Soldier to Welsh Nurse Döberitz, Germany: 1915-1919. 41 pieces of WWI correspondence: 25 hand-written postcards, 14 hand-written letters, 1 Easter card, 1 photographic postcard of soldier Roberts. All written from William F.J. Roberts, a member of the Royal Navy Division of the British Army, a prisoner of war in Germany, to Kathleen Touzel Wynne-Edwards, a nurse from North Wales, UK (with the exception of one letter, which was written to Kathleen from Roberts' father.) Most written on Kriegsgefangenensendung "prisoner of war mail" postcards or letterhead issued by Döberitz, a few on blank paper, mostly written in pencil with the others in ink. Generally very good, with some toning and soiling, a few with tears to edges. William F.J. Roberts was a member of the Royal Navy Division of the British Army during World War I. The group notably participated in battles at Antwerp in 1914 and Gallipoli in 1915. Roberts was captured by the German Army following the Seige of Antwerp in 1914 and subsequently became a prisoner of war. He was detained at Döberitz, a military training camp in Germany that later housed POWs, and he endured the length of the Great War there. From September 6, 1915 - February 16, 1919, Roberts wrote to Kathleen Wynne-Edwards (née Touzel), a devoted and patriotic nurse from North Wales. In addition to their correspondence, Kathleen sent Roberts care packages containing food, clothes, and cigarettes. Additionally, she helped find correspondents for Roberts' fellow prisoners and assisted in war-relief efforts on the home front. Kathleen continued to write to Roberts through the war's end in 1918, her devotion not wavering even after getting married to John Wynne-Edwards in 1916 and giving birth to two daughters. In addition to chronicling the correspondence between a POW and a nurse, this collection of letters demonstrates the decomposition of romantic conceptions of war and the subsequent disillusionment that shaped the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s-1930s. Roberts is hopeful in his earliest letters to Kathleen, asking for cakes, clothing and cigarettes, and telling her of his pre-war civilian life. As his imprisonment extends, Roberts becomes less concerned about the food parcels Kathleen sends and more about the emotional sustenance of their friendship and communication. As the war continued well beyond its intended duration, soldiers on both sides became increasingly convinced that WWI would serve no purpose, leading to an increased disparity between the presentation of the war on the homefront and trench reality. Döberitz, a military training camp in Germany, was first used as a site for militaristic purposes in the 18th century. After the outbreak of World War I, a temporary prisoner of war camp was erected on the outskirts of Döberitz. By 1915, the complex included two newly erected buildings to house the increasing number of POWs. Before the war's end in November 1918, Döberitz would house more than 30,000 prisoners from seven different nations. Related People: Roberts, William F. J. - English soldier of the Royal Navy Division Wynne-Edwards, Kathleen Violet M. (née Touzel) - Welsh Red Cross nurse Roberts, J. - father of William F. J. Roberts Wynne-Edwards, Lieutenant-Colonel John Copner - married Kathleen Touzel in 1916 I. 1915 1. Roberts, William F.J. Four handwritten postcards and three handwritten letters addressed to Kathleen Touzel, from September 6 - December 26, 1915. In these letters, Roberts briefly introduces himself by referencing his involvement in the 1914 Seige of Antwerp and his home in Gloucestershire, England, where he resided with his parents. He also profusely thanks Kathleen for her parcels and makes several request for socks and other clothing items. 2. Roberts, J. One handwritten letter to Kathleen Touzel, December 15, 1915. J. Roberts writes to Kathleen to thank her for the kindness and devotion she has shown his son William F.J. Robe

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      Inscribed by Beatrix Potter. An early printing of The Tale Of Squirrel Nutkin. Bound in the original paper covered boards with pictorial paper onlay, titles in white to the upper board and spine. A superb fine clean and tight copy. Scarce and highly desirable in signed state.

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      London: William Heinemann, Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co, , 1919. Quarto. Original vellum spine, cream-coloured covers, titles to front cover and spine gilt, illustration of Cinderella blocked to front cover gilt, green illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Decorative title page printed red, pale green and black, colour frontispiece mounted within decorative border, 7 full-page three-colour illustrations, full-page silhouette illustrations and decorations throughout, by Rackham. Very slight bump to extremities of spine, only slight signs of handling to covers. Very slight bump to extremities of spine, only slight signs of handling to covers. An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 296 of 325 copies on Japanese vellum; a further 525 copies were printed on English handmade paper. Included here is one full-page illustration that was not reproduced in the trade issue: a three-colour silhouette of Cinderella and the pumpkin (opposite chapter 1).

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        Cinderella Retold by C.S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London William Heinemann 1919 - Edition de Luxe, in the Original Dust Jacket [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. Cinderella. Retold by C.S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [1919]. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 850 copies, numbered and signed by the illustrator, of which this is one of 525 copies on English handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 15/16 inches; 284 x 225 mm.). 110, [1, printer’s imprint], [1, blank] pp. Mounted color frontispiece with color pictorial border and tissue guard. Three double-page silhouette drawings with color, one single-page silhouette drawing with color (not included in the trade edition), thirteen single-page silhouette drawings without color, and thirty-six silhouette drawings in the text. Title with color pictorial border. Original quarter tan buckram over green boards pictorially stamped and lettered in black on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial endpapers in green and white. Some edgewear and offsetting. In the original green dust jacket printed in black to match the boards. Jacket with tape repair along spine, front and rear flaps and a small piece to top of front cover and top of rear cover. A small chip to dust jacket on top of rear cover and on top and bottom of spine. A very good copy. Latimore and Haskell, pp. 49-50. Riall, pp. 134-135. HBS 67277. $1,750 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      , 1919 1919. The First of Arthur Rackham's Two Great Silhouette BooksEdition de Luxe, Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. Cinderella. Retold by C.S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann, [1919].Edition de Luxe. Limited to 850 copies, numbered and signed by the illustrator, of which this is no. 466 of 525 copies on English handmade paper. Large quarto (11 3/16 x 8 15/16 inches; 284 x 225 mm.). 110, [1, printer?s imprint], [1, blank] pp. Mounted color frontispiece with color pictorial border and tissue guard. Three double-page silhouette drawings with color, one single-page silhouette drawing with color (not included in the trade edition), thirteen single-page silhouette drawings without color, and thirty-six silhouette drawings in the text. Title with color pictorial border.Original quarter tan buckram over green boards pictorially stamped and lettered in black on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Pictorial end-papers in green and white. Board edges a little rubbed otherwise a near finet copy."Rackham gave his talk to on Silhouettes to the Art Workers' Guild in November 1919, the month in which Cinderella, the first of his two great silhouette books, was published. Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty differed from Rackhams' preceding books in relying almost wholly for their effect on silhouette. It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humour by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work to lead the reader through the book and keep the story going. Silhouette books, even with additional colours had lower production costs than their colour plate equivalents, and so were an attractive option both for publishers and customers in the uncertain post-war market." (James Hamilton. Arthur Rackham, A Biography, p. 188).Latimore and Haskell, pp. 49-50. Riall, pp. 134-135. Hamilton, p. 189

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        L'Oeuvre badine d'Alexis Piron.

      Epigrammes et Chansons - Poésies diverses - Contes. Introduction par "un Bibliophile bourguignon". Un des 10 exemplaires du tirage de tête sur JAPON Impérial (n°10). Paris, Bibliothèque des Curieux 1919. Collection les maitres de l'amour. Belle reliure demi-maroquin bleu foncé à coins. Double filet doré bordant les plats. Dos à 5 nerfs avec titre doré et date en queue. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos orange conservés. Non coupé. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(23x15).

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        Les signes parmi nous. Tableau.

      Lausanne, Editions des Cahiers Vaudois, Deuxième et troisième cahiers de la quatrième série, [1919].In-12 broché de 255-[3] pages, couverture bleu-vert imprimée en noir. Non rogné, les 2 premiers ff. dépassant un peu foncés en bord. Infime manque en queue, mors fendu sur 1 cm. Edition originale tirée à 1285 exemplaires, celui-ci des 85 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur grand papier Johannot (46), portant le nom du souscripteur et la signature de l'auteur. Le souscripteur est Marcel Hofer, plus connu sous son nom de plume, Lucien Marsaux. [Bringolf 23].

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        Les Rencontres de Monsieur de Bréot

      Paris, René Kieffer, 1919. 1 vol. in-4. Reliure à la Bradel, plein vélin peint à recouvrement, large décor quadrillé orné d'un rosier grimpant brun et vignette centrale représentant un carrosse en mouvement, au premier plat, un couple enlacé au bord d'une fontaine, au milieu des feuillages, au second plat, titre et auteur au dos avec vignette à l'aquarelle brune. Décor signé F. Galliano 1925. Gardes de papier fleuri, couvertures bleues conservées, tête dorée.Tirage à 560 exemplaires, un des 500 exemplaires sur Vélin de Cuve.60 illustrations in texte, en couleurs de Robert Bonfils. Charmante reliure peinte reprenant les illustrations des pages 49 et 182 (soit l'illustration finale), par Galliano pour l'atelier Kieffer, dans une subtile composition à l'encre et aquarelle sur les plats du volume.

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        Bob et Bobette s'amusent

      Paris, Albin Michel, 1919 In-12 (19,2 x 12,5 cm), broché, couverture illustrée, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre), 254 pp., 1 f. n. ch. Édition originale. L'un des 10 ex. de tête sur Japon (avant 20 ex. sur Hollande). Couverture illustrée de Chas Laborde, montrant les débuts calamiteux de la pauvre Bobette sur les planches du Casino Saint-Glinglin. Exemplaire non coupé, très frais, petites déchirures en marge de la couverture. Rare sur Japon. .

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        Snickerty Nick and the Giant Rhymes by Witter Bynner.

      New York: Moffat, Yard and Co., 1919 - Quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover black, pictorial image blocked to front cover black. With the dust jacket. Ownership address label to front pastedown, rubbing to ends of spine, in the soiled dust jacket with chips to ends of spine and lower front edge, closed tears to edges, tape to verso of edges. A very good copy in the very uncommon dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 2 colour plates, black and white drawings in the text, by Rackham. First edition, first printing. Latimore & Haskell p. 50; Riall p. 136. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gringoire. Comédie en un acte et en prose. Illustrations et eaux fortes de Léon Lebègue. Paris. A et F Ferroud. 1919.

      1 volume petit in-8° relié plein maroquin bleu, triple filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, dos à nerfs décorés d'encadrements de filets dorés, titre doré, tranches dorées, contreplat de maroquin rouge (Reliure signée Huser). Couverture et dos conservés.120 p. Un des 30 exemplaires sur japon du tirage de tête contenant 4 états des eaux-fortes dont l'eau forte pure, une suite coloriée par l'illustrateur et une aquarelle originale au faux-titre de Léon Lebègue. Parfait exemplaire.

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        Last Million

      Hodder and Stoughton, UK 1919 - 1st Edition 1st Impression 1919. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. Small name to endpaper. Endpapers darkened and foxed. The rare wrapper is just about good. Lost to spine tips and corners. Edges rubbed, ceased and nicked. A few small closed tears to edges. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse

      London: Macmillan, 1919. Wessex Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 22 (of 24) volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary brown 3/4 leather. 23cm. The title-page each volume is preceded in reverse order by a frontispiece, a half-title and a "Wessex Edition" title-page. Some foxing and browning (mostly confined to frontises, title-pages and other leaves at beginning and end of volumes). An attractive set. Includes Vols. I-XVIII (complete) of Prose and Vols. I-IV (of 6) of Verse. Vols. I and II of the Prose series are 2nd printings of the Wessex Edition, being dated respectively 1917 and 1919; all other volumes in this set are first Wessex Edition printings being dated 1912 (Vols. III-XVII of Prose and Vol. I of Verse), 1913 (Vols. II and III of Verse), 1914 (Vol. XVIII of Prose) and 1919 (Vol. IV of Verse). The two missing volumes of verse were the last two issued in the set (and presumably after this set was purchased) -- Vol. V (Late Lyrics and Earlier, and the Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall) in 1926 and Vol. VI (Human Shows and Winter Words) in 1931.

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        The Hill of Vision. A Forecast of the Great War

      Boston: Marshall Jones Company,, 1919. and of Social Revolution with the Coming of the New Race. Gathered from Automatic Writings Obtained between 1909 and 1912, and also, in 1918, through the hand of John Alleyne, under the supervision of the author. Script by John Alleyne. Octavo. Original grey boards, titles and decoration in green. With the dust jacket. Fine. First edition, first printing, an exceptionally fine copy in the jacket, of this collection of psychically produced pieces prophesying (from as early as 1909) World War I, obtained by the English architect, illustrator, archaeologist and "psychical researcher" Frederick Bligh Bond (1864-1945). He was a member of the Freemasons from 1889, the Theosophical Society from 1895, the Society for Psychical Research from 1902, the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia from 1909, and the Ghost Club from 1925. He is perhaps most famous for conducting the first ever dig in the discipline of what might be termed psychic archaeology, at Glastonbury Abbey. Convinced that the dimensions of the ruined buildings at Glastonbury were based on gematria (Cabalistic occult geometry), Bond in 1908 obtained directorship of excavations there. Using retired navy Captain John Allan Bartlett (the "John Alleyene" of this work) as his medium, Bond claimed to have contacted through automatic writing dead monks and the builder of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury, who advised him where to excavate. The excavations did rediscover the nature and dimensions of a number of buildings on the site, but when in 1919 he published The Gates of Remembrance, which revealed that he had employed psychial methods in his excavation, relations quickly deteriorated with his episcopal employers (who strongly disapproved of spiritualism), and he was eventually relieved of his directorship in 1921. The "ancestral voices, prophesying war" (to co-opt Kubla Khan) revealed in The Hill of Vision were obtained during the period of Bligh Bond and Captain Bartlett's Glastonbury excavations.

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        Studies in Tape Reading

      The Ticker Publishing Company, 1919. Hardcover. Very Good. The Ticker Publishing Company, New York 1919. Second Edition / First Printing. Latest Edition 1919 on the copyright page. Flexible boards. Originally published in 1910. Illustrated with charts. Rare Book. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, shelf wear, age toning. Light spots, underling and notes in pencil neatly written.

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        Die Ursachen der Sandfeldkrankheit ( Lamziekte ) und die Aussichten ihrer Bekämpfung. Ein Beitrag zur Besiedlungsfrage in Südwest. Aufgrund praktischer Erfahrungen und wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis allgemeinwissenschaftlich dargestellt von K. Koeppel, Landwirtschaftlicher Sachverständiger beim früheren Deutschen Gouvernement von S.-W.-Afrika.

      Swakopmund, Swakopmunder Buchhandlung, 1919. - VI, 127 Seiten, Bibliothekshalbleinen, 8°. Inhalt: Die ernährungs-physiologischen Grundlagen der Krankheit / Die physikalisch-chemischen Ursachen der Stickstoffarmut des Sandfeldbodens und die physiologischen Ursachen der Eiweißarmut der Weidepflanzen / Die Zusammensetzung der Sandfeldweide in floristischer Beziehung und die Beurteilung der Grasflora nach der chemischen Analyse / Die Symptome des Eiweißmangels beim Tiere und die Beobachtungen aus der Praxis, die auf Eiweißbedürfnis beim Tiere hindeuten. Eine neue Begründung der Ursachen der Lecksucht. / Störungen der Verdauung und des Gärungsprozesses des Magendarmkanals durch eiweißarme Ernährung. / Die Sandfeldkrankheit: Die krankheitsauslösenden Umstände - Krankheitsbeschreibung und die Ursachen der akuten Todesfälle / Die Bekämpfungsmittel der Sandfeldkrankheit./ Können Knochen, die infolge von Lecksucht vom Rindvieh aufgenommen werden, die Ursache der Sandfeldkrankheit sein? / Die wirtschaftliche Zukunft des Sandfeldes. Einband stärker fleckig, Bibliotheksschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken, Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen Bibliotheksvermerke, einige Anstriche in Bleistift im Text, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, einige Seiten leicht angeknickt.

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        Fêtes Galantes (illus. Charles GUERIN)

      Paris. R. Helleu. 1919. 83 pages. Illustré de 31 lithographes par Charles Guérin. Tirage à 335 ex., dont 310 numérotés et 25 hors commerce. Cet exemplaire porte le numéro 163 et est en très bon état, dans une reliure ornée et un étui doré. Un très beau livre.

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        LAMPES À ARC. Avec un dessin de l'auteur.

      1919Paris, Au Sans Pareil, 1920 [10 octobre 1919]. Grand in-8 (186 X 268) galuchat noir, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés en long, date en queue, tête dorée, plats et dos de la couverture conservés, étui bordé (C. et J.-P. Miguet) ; 50 pages, (2) ff.. de table et achevé d'imprimer, (1) f. blanc. ÉDITION ORIGINALE du PREMIER OUVRAGE publié par Paul MORAND. Il s'agit d'un recueil de poésie en vers libres, contenant un dessin de l'auteur tiré en noir à pleine page, tandis que le premier plat de la couverture et le titre sont illustrés d'une vignette composée par André DERAIN. Sixième ouvrage de la collection "Littérature", il a été composé et imprimé par Firmin-Didot. Tirage limité à 36 EXEMPLAIRES pour le tirage de tête, celui-ci un des exemplaires numérotés sur Alfa (n°581). Exemplaire enrichi d'un BEAU DESSIN ORIGINAL aux crayons de couleurs, signé André BEAUREPAIRE (1924-2012) et daté [19]89, couvrant entièrement le faux-titre. EXEMPLAIRE provenant de la bibliothèque de Michel DÉON, dans une SPLENDIDE RELIURE janséniste en galuchat noir réalisée par Colette et Jean-Paul MIGUET. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        My Man Jeeves.

      London George Newnes 1919 - First edition, first impression (Butler & Tanner printers) 8vo., 251, (2 advertisements), pp., age-toned otherwise very good, modern full, light tan morocco with onlaid plaid design on both covers, smooth spine with shield lettering-piece, matching leather-entry slip-case. Bertie Wooster's debut on the literary stage in a compilation of eight stories four of which include the now legendary Jeeves, making his debut as well. McIlvaine A22a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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