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        A Personal Record

      Dent, London 1919 - Third English edition, first thus, with the "Author's Note," first printing, first issue (Cagle A15e1). Author's presentation copy, warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper to one of his (numerous) physicians, and one of the last two to attend him: "C[ampbell]. Tilbury Fox with great regard and affection from Joseph Conrad Xmas 1919." Somewhat browned at spine else a very good copy in the scarce (supplied) dustwrapper which is rubbed at extremities and browned at spine and with some internal tape reinforcement at edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        Der Mantel.

      Potsdam, Gustav Kiepenheuer, [1919].. (Übers. von Felix Gaber). Gr.-8°. Goldgepr. OHpergamentbd. mit Buntpapierbezügen. 4 Bll., 39 SS., 4 Bll. mit 12 sign. bzw. monogr. u. dat. Orig.-Lithogr. von Walter Gramatte.. Erste illustr. Ausgabe. - Nr. 65 von 100 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zanders-Bütten (Gesamtaufl. 1100). - Die graphischen Bücher 3. Band. - Eine der berühmtesten expressionistischen Buchillustrationen. - Arnold, Malerbuch 1021. Berger 194. Isphording II, 227. Jentsch 90 mit Abb. Lang, Expressionismus² 92. Matuszak 1019-1030. Rifkind II, 839. Schütz 247. Slg.Kritter VI/16 mit Abb. Vollmer II, 290. - Die ersten drei Graphiken neu eingehängt, die erste am Falz minimal fleckig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. - Die erste Graphik von Gramatte voll signiert, die anderen monogrammiert und datiert.

      [Bookseller: Verlag und Antiquariat Frank Albrecht]
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        The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work [Signed]

      Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London February 1919. 1919. Hard back binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, gilt motif to the front cover. Thick 8vo. 9½'' x 6½''. Contains [xvi] 517 printed pages of text with a frontispiece, a coloured plate, 9 monochrome plates on 7, 9 large folding charts coloured in outline and 4 folding diagrams in pocket at end. Tanning to the edges of the end papers. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with small stains to the right edge of the front cover, small chips and related tears to the corners and spine ends, priced 31/6. SIGNED by the author to the front free end paper 'To Lieutenant Stephen King-Hall RN, With best wishes from the author, Jellicoe, 21st February 1919'. Stephen King-Hall was educated at Lausanne in Switzerland and at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1918, with the Grand Fleet, serving on HMS Southampton and 11th Submarine Flotilla. He gained the rank of Commander in the service of the Royal Navy in 1928, before resigning in 1929. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        La Fin du Monde

      , 1919 1919. CENDRARS, Blaise.La Fin du Monde, Filmée par l?'Ange N.-D.Paris: Éditions de la Sirène [Jean Cocteau] (Frazier-Soye; Ateliers de Richard), 1919.Limited first edition of Léger?'s second book, number 96 of 1200 copies on Lafuma paper (total edition of 1225 copies), with 22 wonderful line-blocks heightened with watercolor in the pochoir method.Cendrars?' French text was originally composed in 1916 as a film script ?"and shows a first-hand awareness of the movies… Léger?'s illustrations are closely related to the story. His double-page chapter headings and other illustrations are a landmark of modern book design and build on the collage technique of Cubism, the literary calligrams of Apollinaire, and the cinematic inventions of Abel Gance?" (Logan Collection, 21-22). ?"It was the most beautiful and accessible French artist?'s book of its era… A message of modernity is evident on every page of this bibliophilic masterpiece?" (Logan, 78). Pochoir by Ateliers de Richard.Castleman, 170-71. Logan 26. Lewis, 88-89. Pioneers of Modern Typography, 33.Interior quite clean, top portion of half title excised (not affecting text). Light soiling to original wrappers. A very desirable copy of a beautiful and justly revered production.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Das Graphische Jahrbuch. EA. - der einzige erschienene Jahrgang.

      Darmstadt, Karl Lang, (1919). - 55 S., Tafelanhang, 4 Bll. Mit dem Originalholzschnitt "Kleine Prophetin" von Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Schapire H 253) als Frontispiz, 1 OHolzschnitt von Gottfried Graf, 1 OLithographie von Walther Ruttmann sowie 32 Tafeln und 12 Textabbildungen nach Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann u.a. 8°, OPappband. Einband etwas berieben und gebräunt; Kapitale etwas bestoßen; Ecken leicht bestoßen; Kapitale mit winzigen Bezugsläsuren; vorderes Rückengelenk am oberen Kapital ca 4,5 cm angeplatzt; Rücken mit Aufhellungen; vorderes Innengelenk teils angeplatzt, hinteres Innengelenk gering angeplatzt; Titel mit Abklatsch des Originalholzschnittes von Karl Schmidt-Rottluff; die letzten 2 Tafeln und die 4 Bll. des Anzeigenanhanges mit Knickspur in der unteren Ecke; unbeschnitten. Raabe , 142.3. DE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        Old Tartar Trails.:

      Shanghai: North-China Daily News and Herald 1919 - Kent entered Mongolia from Kyakhta and proceeded to Urga. In this book he describes his stay, the dress, yurts and customs of the Khalkha Mongols, and relations between the sexes. He also witnessed the Feast of Maitreya and a Mongol wedding. From Urga he headed for Uliassutai via Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia, and on to Kobdo by pony-post. An interesting and informed account, enlivened by the photographs taken by the author. An appendix lists trade statistics and principal trade routes. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the author and has, loosely inserted, a five page typescript describing his encounter with Russian officials which he omitted from his published book in case it caused difficulty on future trips. A very good copy in original cloth, torn & defective dust wrapper. Author's presentation inscription on end paper. And, loosely inserted, author's 5 page typescript describing his encounter with Russian officials in Urga. First edition pp.153, 26 plates, folding map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        [Photograph Album, cover title]: Le Automobili Reali Fiat al servizio del Signor Presidente Wilson

      Roma: G. Felici. 1919. Oblong folio. Red morocco decorated and titled in gilt. Modest rubbing, mostly along the spine, else near fine. A wonderful collection of 29 large gelatin silver and gold-toned gelatin images, each measuring approximately 9" x 6.5", mounted on thick card, concerning Woodrow Wilson and his visit to Italy in 1919. Handwritten title page in ink, and three additional internal pages lettered in ink. Each image is neatly captioned in ink. Most of the images depict Wilson and other notables riding in Fiat touring cars, a few are of a small fleet of the cars unoccupied. Wilson spent six months, roughly the first half of 1919, in Europe for the Paris Peace Conference, becoming the first U.S. President to travel to Europe while in office, and the first to visit the Pope. The title page dates to Wilson's arrival in Rome on 3 January 1919. The first section depicts Wilson's triumphant arrival parading in Rome (nine images); the fleet of automobiles lined up outside a Fiat dealership or showroom in Rome (two images); Wilson's Tour of the Monuments of Rome in his Fiat Cars (12 images); and his arrival at the Vatican on January 4th (six images). Whether this album was prepared as a gift to Wilson, or perhaps issued in very small numbers for Fiat automobile officials we do not know, although we can find no other copies in OCLC or any other library catalog, including all of the major European databases. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Paris: H. Piazza, 1919. First Edition in French. No. 520 OF 1,500 COPIES n. Hardcover. 305 x 241 mm. mm (12 x 9 1/2"). 2 p.l., 145, [3] pp. First Edition in French. No. 520 OF 1,500 COPIES. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE RICH GREEN MOROCCO BY ROOT & SON (signed on rear turn-in), covers framed in gilt with triple rules, the inner rule entwined at corners with ivy leaf terminations, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments formed by double rule and featuring ivy leaf cornerpieces around an inner central panel, wide ruled turn-ins with foliate cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Original wrappers preserved. Decorative initials and title page, decorative borders throughout, and 27 COLOR PLATES BY DULAC (each laid down within a decorative frame, and with a captioned tissue guard). Printed in pale orange and black throughout. Front pastedown with bookplate of Joseph H. Haines. Hughey 35h. Upper corners slightly bumped, verso of free endpapers a little discolored (from glue?), otherwise A VERY FINE COPY. This is an attractively bound collection of tales from the "1,001 Nights," including the famous "Sinbad," charmingly illustrated by Dulac in the styles of Persian miniatures and Japanese prints. This edition contains four more plates than the English printing of the same work in 1914, and the text frames and other decorative elements are also unique to this French translation. Between 1907, when his "Arabian Nights" appeared, and 1920, Dulac's works found an appreciative audience. His illustrations have a sophisticated and exotic tone with rich color, reminiscent of the paintings of Gustav Klimt. The London bindery of William Root & Son consistently turned out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here and on trade bindings of multi-volume sets. This copy's prior owner, Joseph Howell Haines, was an avid book collector and friend of Philadelphia publisher George Lippincott.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Masterstvo Teatra, vremennik kamernogo teatra [Mastery of Theater, Annals of Chamber Theater] 2 issues (all issued)

      Moscow: Moskovskii Kamerny Teatr. Petrograd: 1919. 8vo. (215 x 170 mm). Illustrations. Original typographic wrappers. Backstrip of part two chipped and torn. Vishnevskii 520. WITH: two other publications on the famous Kamerny theater in Moscow: Moskovskii Kamerny Teatr. Petrograd: 1919. Original wrappers, chipped. A short illustrated history of the theater. Ustav obshchestva Kamerny Teatr, 1914. WITH: EFROS, N.E. Teatr Letuchaia Mysh [Theater of the Bat]. Moscow: N.F.Balieva, 1918. 4to (300 x 240 mm). Illustrations (some mounted), vignettes and original pictorial wrappers by Sergei Chekonin. Some wear and chipping to spine with loss, small ink stain on title page. WITH: Teatr iunykh zritelei [Theater for Young Spectators]. Leningrad: 1932. Original wrappers and glassine jacket. Not in OCLC. AND WITH: Komsomol'ski Petrushka [Komsomol's Petrushka]. Kharkov: 1923. Original wrappers. Library stamps on title page. AND WITH: EVEINOV, N.N. Chto takoe teatr [What is Theater]? Petersburg: 1921. 4to. Original wrappers designed by Chekonin, rubbed. OCLC listing 3 copies only, one in the USA. Together, 4 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Pastel. Nature morte.

      1919 - Pastel sur papier, sous verre, montée sur chassis et encadré d'une baguette en chêne couleur naturelle, avec cordon d'accroche. Signature datée de l'artiste en bas à droite. Dim : 40 x 48 cm.

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        Anglo-American Journal.

      London, Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., 1919-1921.. 4to. A run, from vol. 1, no. 1, to vol. 3, no. 7. 31 original issues, each 16 pp. with numerous illustrations, occasional sketch maps and diagrams, and advertisements. Each issue near-fine in the original pictorial wrappers.. Published monthly by the Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W. for the information of Employees and Shareholders. Anglo-American Oil was an affiliate of Standard Oil, founded by John D. Rockefeller; in the 1930s it rebranded itself, and took as its name the phonetic abbreviation of its parent company, SO i.e. ESSO. The journal published news about the company's ships and their captains, both during the recent war and on normal service, portraits and information about director and managers, announcements of general meetings, in-house information relating to the establishment of new branches, contributions of the company to e.g. the war effort, articles on a range of subjects ('The Constitution of Petroleum', 'Production of Crude Oil in 1920', 'The Making of British Roads', etc.; John D. Rockefeller contributes a article in the second issue on 'Reconstruction in Industry'). Advertisements for Pratt's Perfection Spirit, a notable petrol of the day, feature prominently, but there are also advertisements for Brooklands, and similar interests. The front and rear cover to each issue reproduces a full-colour illustration of a prominent British building or landmark by Jessie Currie. The Anglo-American journal is rare, with few institutional holdings; copies in such well-preserved original condition are scarce.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Twenty Drawings (Signed limited edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919. First edition. Very Good +. Folio, original white Japanese paper spine, gold Japanese paper boards, top edge gilt. Number 54 of 100 copies of the signed limited edition. The book is in Very Good + condition with the paper boards worn at the corners and edges and the gilt a bit rubbed on the vellum spine, but internally in excellent condition. Complete with the twenty drawings by the author, each with a separate tissue guard with the title printed on it. Gibran's second book printed in the US, after "The Madman" and right before "The Prophet." Signed copies of Gibran's work are becoming increasingly scarce. "Twenty Drawings" contains rare, figural drawings by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. While appreciated artistically by a select few, this book remained in relative obscurity until Gibran's rise to fame for his masterpiece "The Prophet" (1923). "Twenty Drawings" exhibits Gibran's "graceful emotional exposition of form" (The Nation), and demonstrates the influence of studying with Auguste Rodin in Paris. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      Jewish Book Agency, New York and London 1919 - [iberzetst fun] Chaim Zhitlowsky. 2 volumes: (9), 10-195, (1) and (7), 200-458, VIII pp. Original quarter Buckram with grey cloth. Gilt title on spine and front board. Hinges of volume 1 broken but holding. Name on ffep of volume 1. Some staining. Text in Hebrew script, and as usual for such books, spine at righthand side of the book. Auf den S. 446-458 und I-V betitelte Nachberichte, datiert 1905 bzw. 1919; möglicherweise handelt es sich hierbei um Übersetzungen einer frühen und einer späten Fassung E. Förster-Nietzsches Abhandlung "Die Entstehung von 'Also sprach Zarathustra". WNB 6239, not in HAAB. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschäftsgründung in China, Chinesisch-deutscher Sprach- und Sachführer für Kaufleute 1. Band

      Lagerdruckerei Bando, Japan, 1919 - 460 Seiten Enband lichtrandig und leicht gewölbt, Faltkarte zwischen Seite 382 und 383 etwas randrissig, sonst gut erhalten - sehr seltenes Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 978 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gisa Hinrichsen]
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      George H. Doran Company 1919 - Blue boards with Green mount on front cover with title, author and pub insignia and name. Gold lettering of title, author and pub co. is visible on binding. Front hinge is loose but is still intact not completely separated. Pages14, 32, 49 can see stitching of binding but pages are intact and not loose. Of course some rubbing shows on front and back covers as would be expected with age. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: East Aurora Bookworm]
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      [London: Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press, December 1919]. - Small octavo. Sewn unlettered blue wrappers (not stapled, as the bibliographers assert). Two small pictorial vignettes. Wrappers neatly split along spine with careful restoration along the spine, mild soiling and a bit of small corner loss to the wrappers, a few smudges and bits of foxing, but a good copy. Half morocco slipcase. An association copy of the first order of the first edition of Graves's fourth book, printed in an edition of two hundred copies for private distribution. This copy is inscribed by Graves on the inside of the front wrapper: "Ivor Gurney from Robert Graves." Gurney (1890-1937), among the 16 Great War Poets honored in the Poets Corner of Westminister Abbey, is one of the most tragic. Both a talented composer and a poet, Gurney served with the Gloucestshire Regiment and was wounded in April 1917. He returned to the Front, and within the same span of time as his first collection, SEVERN AND SOMME, was accepted for publication, in September 1917 he was gassed and sent to hospital. He suffered a serious mental breakdown in 1918, the cause of which, though still controversial, has been occasionally labeled deferred shell-shock. He spent the last fifteen years of his life in psychiatric hospitals, but continue to write poetry until 1930, by which time his mental condition had sufficiently deteriorated to bring an end to his writing. Gurney likely met Graves on a November 1919 trip to Oxford at the invitation of John Masefield, and in the wake of that meeting, Gurney set six of Graves's poems to music -- at least four of the settings were published. Copies of this title almost inevitably bear presentations from Graves to friends, mentors or those from whom he wished to earn favor, so one certainly has a small but interesting world of association copies to choose from; nonetheless, this is one of the more evocative association copies of TREASURE BOX that have come our way. HIGGINSON & WILLIAMS A4.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Persia and Afghanistan.:

      London Edward Stanford 1919 - First published by the War Office, April 1912, with additions, July 1918, and Railways revised January 1919. A very good copy in original cloth portfolio. A fine linen backed folding map in colour, measuring 50 x 80 cm. Scale 1 inch to 64 miles.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Trois contes.

      - Trois contes. P., La Connaissance, 1919, in-4, demi-maroquin marron glacé à coins, dos à 4 nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couv. et dos cons. (J. Van West), 48 pp. (M.41) Les trois contes sont : Le Droit du passé, La Torture par l'espérance, Les Filles de Milton. Orné d'un fac-similé de lettre autographe de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, d'un portrait et trois eaux-fortes d'Henry de GROUX. Tirage limité à 525 ex., celui-ci un des 25 japon ancien de tête, réimposés et tirés à toutes marges, contenant un état signé des planches sur japon ancien et sur chine et une quintuple suite des eaux-fortes (1er état signé, chine, vélin, japon, in-8 contrecollée). Notre exemplaire, signé par l'artiste, l'imprimeur des eaux-fortes (Sagnelonge) et une personne non identifiée, est justifié : "A René-Louis Doyon" et porte le numéro A. Exemplaire exceptionnel de René-Louis Doyon, l'éditeur, enrichi de : - une dédicace signée de Groux au frontispice : "A mon cher Louis René Doyon avec toute mon artistique gratitude et mon amitié le 2 novembre 1919. Paris". - une lettre de 3 pp., écrite à l'encre verte et signée Henri de Groux, datée 15.9.1919. La 4e page est écrite par son fils, Elie de Ruquëx, alias Marcisne Séhïr. - une carte de visite avec tampon sur l'enveloppe (14.6?.19) de "Mme Vve de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam" remerciant Doyon pour l'édition des Trois contes - un fac-similé d'une page du manuscrit de Le Secret de l'échafaud (1888) - un portrait non annoncé, légendé à la main "Tentation à Satana", avec envoi d'Elizabeth de Groux : "A monsieur René-Louis Doyon. En son honneur et très amicalement". - le même portrait, inversé, avec un double envoi de l'artiste et de sa femme : "A René Louis Doyon. En amical souvenir. Nel mezzo del camin di nostra vita. Henry de Groux 1919 / A notre éditeur, - en expectative - d'avant-guerre. A la veille des conflits nouveaux. Elizabeth de Groux". - le même portrait, inversé et légendé à la main "Tentation à Satana", avec envoi d'Elizabeth de Groux - un tirage de la page de titre en noir annoté - 4 tirages de la p. 5 sur papier très fin Rappelons que ce livre sera illustré par Laboureur en 1927, de 9 bois gravés. Petites épidermures.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Jean-Etienne Huret]
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        Nisi Dominus

      Ditchling, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press, 1919. First Edition, First Printing. Stiff wraps. Very good +. Eric Gill. A very good+ first edition. In original grey paper wraps, showing "PRICE THREE SHILLINGS." There is a 3/4 inch section pulled away from binding on front cover at head of spine. All large and small wood engravings as noted, red cross on title page. [Corey & MacKenzie, 372]. [xii] 56 [1] pp. Duodecimo, 5 x 7 inches tall.

      [Bookseller: Uncommon Works]
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        Hamburger Adressbuch 1919, Band 1 und 2, Jahrgang 133, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg mit Landgebiet. Bergedorf und Cuxhaven im ersten Band. Altona,Wandsbek,Blankenese und Umgebung im zweiten Band

      Hermanns Erben, Hamburg Speersort( Hamburger Adressbuch), H.W.Köbner,Altona, Breite Straße (Altonaer Adressbuch), 1919 - Band 1: Inh.verzeichnis 24 S. Abschnitt I. mit 92 Seiten.Abschnitt II. mit Nachträgen = 20 Seiten.Abschnitt II. = alphabetisches Personenverzeichnis mit 1055 Seiten. Abschnitt III.(Handel,Schiffahrt,Industrie und Gewerbe mit 463 Seiten. Abschnitt III 2 (Exportgeschäfte,Importgeschäfte,Agenturen und Musterlager für Export und Bezugsquellen für Export) mit 112 Seiten sowie eine Seite Ortschafts-Verzeichnis. Band 2 Abschnitt IV. (Alph. Verz. der Strassen, Plätze und Brücken der Stadt Hamburg, sowie der Ortschaften des Landgebietes mit 738 Seiten, sowie ein einseitiger Kalender auf das Jahr 1919. Abschnitt V. mit 120 Seiten. Abschnitt VI. Verz. d. Behörden Einwohner und Firmen von Wandsbek, Bramfeld-Hellbrook, Tonndorf-Lohe, Altrahlstedt, Neurahlstedt, Reinbek,Wohltorf,Aumühle,Sachsenwald-Hofriede,Friedrichsruh,Wentorf,Sande,Schiffbek und Wilhelmsburg einschließlich Neuhof mit 68 Seiten. Abschnitt VII: Altona = Altonaer Adressbuch von 1919, einschließlich Ottensen,Bahrenfeld,Oevelgönne und Othmarschen mit näherer Umgebung Blankenese, Dockenhuden, Groß-und Klein-Flottbek,Lokstedt,Stellingen-Langenfelde,Wedel usw. hier Abschnitt 1 mit 32 Seiten, Abschnitt 2 mit 168 Seiten Abschnitt 3 mit 47 Seiten. Abschnitt Vier entfällt wegen vorgeschriebener Papierersparnis und konnte nur zum Bezugspreis von Mk. 1,50 gesondert bestellt werden. Abschnitt 5 mit 24 Seiten. Abschnitt 6 mit 83 Seiten. Dieses umfangreiche und seltene Werk beeinhaltet auch das Altonaer Adressbuch von 1919. Die Seiten sind durchgehend papierbedingt gebräunt (Typische Nachkriegsqualität) Teilweise wurde mit Buntstiften reingekritzelt, Text doert aber meistens lesbar. Der Rücken von Band 2 ist aufgebrochen und auch Band 1 weist am Rücken Öffnungen am Rücken auf. Stempel auf den Schnitten. Bis auf den genannten fehlenden einen Abschnitt, der aufgrund von Papiermangel nur gesondert bestellt werden konnte scheint diese Ausgabe vollständig zu sein. Die Ausgabe von 1919 ist wirklich extrem selten und trotz der Erhaltung absolut sammelwürdig. B3/31 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PORTFOLIO OF 93 LARGE, SILVER-GELATIN-PRINT PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEKING AND THE GOBI DESERT, TAKEN BY AN AMERICAN MARINE SERVING IN CHINA, 1919.; The photographer was one of the famous "Horse Marines" serving under Major E.L. Bigler

      , 1919 1919. Original photograph album. Portfolio. Very Good. The 93 photographs measure 5.5" x 3.25", except for two smaller ones at 4.5" x 2.5" and two panoramic views measuring 11.5" x 3.5". All are mounted to black cardstock leaves with handwritten captions. The leaves are tattered and chipped, while the photographs are in very good condition. Laid into a cardstock portfolio with printed cover label and ribbon ties. Highlights of Peking include two exceptional, wide-angle, landscape views, along with dozens of closer shots of ancient structures and icons as well as indigenous residents and their activities in 1919. Rare scenes captured deep in the Gobi Desert include nomadic Mongolians and their yurt encampment. Five graphic photographs show capital punishment for petty crimes, including a decapitated head hanging in a tree, and an unsettling war scene of an executed soldier who has been scalped. ~~ The images in this portfolio include: a spectacular and lively funeral procession; statuary on the road to the Ming Tombs; Marco Polo Bridge, built in the Jin Dynasty; views of the Summer Palace; ruins of the old Summer Palace; Temple of Heaven; a caravan of white mourning carts struggling on a muddy road; The Great Wall; Five Pagoda Temple in the Western hills; locals on Hatamen Street; statues of pagan deities; the tomb of a Tibetan Buddhist Lama; Austrian Legation Headquarters; a winter scene in the northern hills; &c.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA]
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        Teutsch - Lucinde

      . Piper, München, (um 1919). 45 Holzschnitte, Chinapapier auf 26 Papptafeln gezogen, davon 54 original vom Künstler signiert, Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit aufgezogenem Titelschild, quart, (Mappe fleckig und etwas bestoßen/Mappen-Innenklappen defekt). - Marees-Gesellschaft - Handrucke / Erster Druck, Exemplar Nr. 13 / Walther Teutsch (25. Mai 1883, Brasov - 27. Januar 1964, München) war ein deutscher Expressionist. In dieser umfangreichen Mappe finden sich alle Illustrationen zu dem Roman "Lucinde" von Friedrich Schlegel von Walter Teutsch an -

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        British War Cabinet Document Receipt from the Villa Majestic, Paris, signed by Winston Churchill on 17 May 1919 during the Paris Peace Conference

      Paris, 1919. This intriguing piece of history is a document receipt signed by Winston Churchill on 17 May 1919 while attending the Paris Peace Conference.  The receipt measures roughly 5 x 4 inches, printed and stamped in purple ink on plain white stock, with autograph in both pencil and red.  The words “RECEIVED from –“ and “ADDRESSED to –“ as well as a line for “Signature” are printed in purple and the upper right corner bears the oval stamp, also in purple, of the “BRITISH WAR CABINET * VILLA MAJESTIC, PARIS *” date stamped “17 MAY 1919”.  In pencil below “RECEIVED from –“ is “B.E.D. Notice” (“B.E.D." being the abbreviation for "British Empire Delegation").  In pencil beside and below “ADDRESSED to –” is “The Rt Hon Winston Churchill, M.P.”  On the signature line, in red, Churchill signed “WS CHURCHILL”.  The receiptÂ’s upper blank verso retains a fragment of the document for which it was ostensibly the affixed receipt.  During the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, the British government delegation resided at the Hotel Majestic.  In May 1919 Churchill was serving as British Secretary of State for War and Air.  Only in his mid-40s and still two decades away from becoming Prime Minister, he was nonetheless already a polarizing national figure who had held several important Cabinet positions and been a political force since the turn of the century.  In the First World War, Churchill remarkably served both in the Cabinet and on the front, nearly losing his political life in the former and his corporeal life in the latter.  Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, but was scapegoated for the Dardanelles tragedy and the slaughter at Gallipoli and forced to resign.  He would spend part of his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches.  By the war's end, he was exonerated and rejoined the Government, initially as Minister of Munitions.  In January 1919, Churchill became Secretary of State for War and Air – the same month that the Paris Peace Conference convened.  On 17 May 1919, Churchill arrived in Paris at 2:00 am.  His meetings in Paris that day included Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson (Chief of the Imperial General Staff), Lord Alfred Milner (Secretary of State for the Colonies), Edwin Samuel Montagu (Secretary of State for India), General Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, and Edward George Villiers Stanley (Lord Derby, British Ambassador to France).  Issues commanding his attention ranged from occupation of Jellalabad, to who would be British Military Attache in Paris, to his exhaustive efforts to secure support for anti-Bolshevik factions in Russia.  Perhaps quintessentially Churchillian, Winston was described on 17 May 1919 by Sir Henry Wilson as being both “in good form” and “very mulish.”  (Diary of Sir Henry Wilson, Gilbert, CV IV, Part I, p.654)  Churchill expressed profound – and ultimately prophetic – reservations about harshly punitive terms in the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on 28 June 1919, six weeks after Churchill signed this receipt.  On 7 July 1921, Churchill would tell the Imperial Conference in London: “The aim is to get an appeasement of the fearful hatreds and antagonisms which exist in Europe…”  Advocating a policy of reconciliation, Churchill wanted Britain to be both “the ally of France and the friend of Germany” to mitigate “the frightful rancour and fear and hatred” between France and Germany which he warned “if left unchecked, will most certainly in a generation or so bring about a renewal of the struggle of which we have just witnessed the conclusion.” ChurchillÂ’s argument did not prevail.  The triumphant army of a bitterly resurgent Germany would set up its headquarters in the ex-Hotel Majestic after FranceÂ’s conquest in June 1940, a month after Churchill became wartime Prime Minister.  This item comes to us from the collection of British book collector and book seller David B. Mayou, known for his knowledge and collection of Churchill material.

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      , 1919 1919. JOHNSON, Severance. THE ENEMY WITHIN. Hitherto Unpublished Details of the Great Conspiracy to Corrupt and Destroy France. NY: The William A. McCann Company, 1919. 8vo., brown cloth stamped in gilt; 297 pages. First Edition. Signed presentation from Johnson on the verso of the frontispiece: "Jan. 17, 1920. To A. Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General of the United States. From the author, Severance Johnson." Johnson was a special investigator and correspondent at the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I. Alexander Mitchell Palmer [1872-1936] was U.S. Attorney General under Woodrow Wilson from 1919 to 1921. Known as "The Fighting Quaker," Palmer is most famous for his controversial raids, also known as the "Palmer Raids," under the Espionage Act passed by Congress in 1917. Raids on suspected radical leftists under his administration created much controversy and on June 2, 1919 anarchists bombed Palmer's house in Washington, DC. He was also twice the intended victim of assassins. Palmer's raids, which were also suspected of using torture, rounded up as many as 10,000 radicals with many deported by ship to Russia. In 1920 the American Civil Liberties Union issued a report citing abuses under the raids and eventually they fell out of favor. A nice association copy from a very interesting and controversial period in U.S. history. Copies of "The Enemy Within" are scarce, perhaps bordering on rare- although there has been a recent reprint. With Johnson's personal Paris Conference News Service business card tipped to the front pastedown. Good condition (moderate wear with gilt on cover bright but dull on spine; lacks front endpaper). $750.00.

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        Le grand Pan ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1919. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1919, 12,5x19cm, relié. - New edition. Binding to bradel half blue morocco with corners, smooth back, when tail, contreplats and guards made paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head on witnesses, signed binding Creuzevault. Signed autograph of the author to his nephew René-Gérard Lang on the first cover plate. Yellowed paper evenly. Beautiful copy pleasantly established bookbinding time. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin bleu à coins, dos lisse, date en queue, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée de Creuzevault. Envoi autographe signé de Georges Clémenceau à son neveu René-Gérard Lang sur le premier plat de couverture. Papier uniformement jauni. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi en reliure du temps.

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        Energie Nove, n. 7-8, I serie; nn. 1-12 II serie

      s.e. 1919-20, Torino - In 8, pp. 97-120; 261 + (2) di pubblicita'. Legatura in mz. tl. coeva. Seconda serie completa della primaÂrivista fondata da Piero Gobetti, progettata nel periodo delle vacanze estive fra la fine del liceo e l'inizio dell'universita', e pubblicata tra il 1918 e il 1920. In apertura si trova anche il numero 7-8 dell'1-28 febbraio 1919.ÂLa prima serie e' costituita da dieci fascicoli, numerati dall'uno al dieci (il primo datato 1-15 novembre 1918, l'ultimo 15-31 marzo 1919), la seconda, di dodici fascicoli, numerati dall'uno al dodiciÂva dalÂ5 maggio 1919 al 12 febbraio 1920). L'interruzione tra la prima e la seconda serie e' motivata dalla partecipazione di Gobetti al primo convegno dei gruppi d'azione degli Amici dell'Unita', svoltosi a Firenze dal 17 al 19 aprile 1919. Gobetti non fu soltanto il direttore della rivista ma anche - e fin da subito - il principale autore, firmando articoli di politica interna ed estera, di critica letteraria, note di costume e recensioni di libri. Dai numerosi articoli di fondo a sua firma e' possibile ricostruire il processo di maturazione sia del suo pensiero politico sia del suo stile di scrittura. Si affiancarono poi al fondatore firme conosciute come Balbino Giuliano, Angelo Tasca e Luigi Einaudi e giovani amici come Mario Attilio Levi, Giuseppe Manfredini e Ada Prospero, con il quale si fidanzo' in quel periodo e poi sposo' nel 1923. ITA

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        Der Weg zur Macht., Drama in drei Akten.

      Leipzig, Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1919 - 142 (1) Seiten das Buch völlig neu gebunden, einschließlich Vorsatz, der Vortitel stockfleckig, auf dem fliegenden stockfleckigen Vorsatz zweizeilige Widmung des Autors, signiert und datiert (4. Febr. 1921). Signaturen Heinrich Manns sind um ein Vielfaches seltener als die seines Bruders Thomas. Luiz Heinrich Mann (* 27. März 1871 in Lübeck - + 11. März 1950 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und der ältere Bruder von Thomas Mann. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        New England Aviators 1914-1918: Their Portraits and their Records Volumes I and II [2 Volumes] Signed + Letters

      Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge First Edition and 1920 Respectively. 1919-1920. - A two volume set limited to 1000 copies. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original grey cloth covers, silver title lettering to the spines, silver lettering and US wings on a blue ground to the front covers. 8vo. 9'' x 6¼''. Contains [xviii] 472; [xi] 480 printed pages of text with splendid full-page monochrome photographs throughout. Volume I has small brown surface marks to the bottom edge of the front cover, spines not faded, without any foxing or marks internally and in very near Fine condition, protected in clear acetate. Included is a two page letter, dated May 20th, on 'New England Aviator' headed paper, handwritten and SIGNED by the compiler and editor 'Miss Caroline Ticknor', the subject being to the parents of the 4 Loomis sons who served during the First World War, 2 of whom feature in these books, and thanking them for the material. Also included is a Navy Department headed letter dated September 23, 1918, to Ralph L. Loomis concerning his Naval Aviator Certificate. From the private library and estate of Augustus Peabody Loring with his elaborate bookplate inside each volume, whose papers and notes from 1896-1926 are housed in Harvard Library's Special Collections. Member of the P.B.F.A. FIRST WORLD WAR [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Allegria di naufragi

      Firenze , VALLECCHI, 1919 - . 16mo. pp. 245 (11). . Molto buono (Very Good). Dorso rovinato con mancanze (Lacks to spine). Prima edizione (First Edition). . Secondo libro del poeta dopo Il Porto sepolto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Firenze, Vallecchi, s.d. (1919). In-16 gr., bross. orig. con stampato in tondo, sul piatto posteriore, "c'est ici que l'on prend le bateau", pp. 245,(3),8. Uno dei suoi primi libri di versi; vi sono contenuti anche "Il porto sepolto" (del 1916) e "La guerre" (del 1919). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 486. Pagg. lievem. ingiallite per la qualità della carta altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Les Amies. Sonnets agrémentés de vignettes en camaïeu et de culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois .

      - Bayonne, Aux dépens d'un groupe d'amateurs, A l'Enseigne de la Guirlande, 1919, grand In-8, couverture cartonnée papier marbré, étiquette blanche titrée sur le premier plat, non paginé. Imprimée à la Presse à bras et tirée à 280 exemplaires , celui-ci sur vélin d'Arches.Les 6 sonnets et les 6 hors-texte en deux tons de Daragnès sont encadrés d’un double filet rose. La mention de Bayonne est fantaisiste, puisque cette édition a été imprimée à Paris pour le compte et sur les maquettes de l’artiste comme l’atteste le catalogue des livres illustrés par Daragnès mis en vente à Drouot le 27 novembre 1924Envoi autographe signé de Daragnès "A Raymonde Linossier, ce modeste témoignage de ma vive sympathie. Amicalement".Raymonde Linossier, orientaliste, amie de Poulenc et Debussy, fut la plus jeune membre des "Potassons", confrérie fondée par Léon-Paul Fargue en 1917 et fut l'auteur de "Bibi la bibiste" texte burlesque et parodique. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the surgery of the temporal bone

      London: Macmillan, 1919. Ballance, Charles Alfred (1856-1936) and Charles David Green. Essays on the surgery of the temporal bone. 2 vols. xxiv, 253, [1]; xiii, 255-612pp. 125 plates, many with separate keys. London: Macmillan, 1919. 297 x 222 mm. Original cloth, a little shaken, rear inner hinge of Vol. I partly split, cloth on front cover of Vol. II a bit bubbled. Light toning but a good copy. Ex-library, with library bookplates inside front covers, library labels on spines, embossed library stamps on several leaves, and card pockets, date due slips and bar code labels inside back covers. First Edition of this beautifully produced classic of neurosurgery and aural surgery, which contains ?much clinical wisdom and many magnificent illustrations? (Weir, p. 166). ?Ballance popularized the operation of radical mastoidectomy for advanced middle ear infection (1890), standardized an approach to drain or excise temporal brain abscesses, and was the first to clearly understand the neurological signs of cerebellar abscess (1894). Ballance also devised cranial base approaches to attack infectious thrombophlebitis of the lateral, petrosal, and cavernous sinuses. He was the first to completely remove an acoustic tumor (1894); 18 years later, the patient remained well. Ballance also drained a posterior fossa subdural hematoma (1906) and successfully sectioned the auditory nerve for Meniere?s syndrome (1908). . . . His two-volume set, Essays on the Surgery of the Temporal Bone (1919), remains a brilliantly written and illustrated classic. . . . Ballance was second only to Horsley in reputation as a pioneer British neurological surgeon. Described as a painstakingly slow but delicate and meticulous operator, Ballance made a contribution to neurosurgery and temporal bone surgery that was immense? (Stone). Garrison-Morton 4889.1. Weir, Otology: An Illustrated History (1990), pp. 165-166. Stone, J. L., ?Sir Charles Ballance: Pioneer British Neurological Surgeon [abstract].? U.S. National Library of Medicine; National Institutes of Health. Web. 10 Jan. 2012.

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        L'homme qui a mis les boches dedans EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Eugène Figuière, 1919. Fine. Eugène Figuière, Paris 1919, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of the few copies on Holland paper which he is no mention, only large papers. Bound in black morocco half, back with five nerves, golden tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, elegant contemporary binding signed Creuzevault. Tribute autograph dated and signed by the author. Rare and enjoyable copy all beautifully set margins. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers . Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure de l'époque signée de Creuzevault. Hommage autographe daté et signé de l'auteur. Rare et agréable exemplaire à toutes marges joliment établi.

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        The Monthly Chapbook and The Chapbook (Volumes 1-18)

      8vo. London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1919-1920. 8vo, various pagination, printed wrappers. Housed in a red-cloth clamshell box, rear panel lettered in gilt. Each volume with minor chipping to extremities, three volumes with detached covers. A great set of these fragile editions. Very good. First editions. Harold Monro was (1879-1932) was a pivotal figure in the history of English literature, supporting men and women of letters, especially poets, during the shift from late-Victorianism to Modernism. The work of Ezra Pound, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, Gerard Hopkins, Siegfried Sassoon and Matthew Prior, among many others, all appear in this set. Number 9 of this collection is especially notable, as it contains the first appearance of T.S. Eliot?s landmark essay A Brief Treatise on the Criticism of Poetry.

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      (Mm. 150 x 205) bella foto montata su cartoncino con dedica autografa dell?illustre compositore, da ?Torre del Lago 18 febb: 1919?: ?All?Amico Sen: Boggiano Pico, affettuosamente G. Pccini?. Il cartoncino è a sua volta incollato su base in cartone (dimensioni complessive mm. 200 x 255). Ben conservata.

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      , 1919 1919. [SKETCHTOUR GENRE] Otani Sonyu & Iguchi Kashu, artists. TOKAIDO GOJUSAN- TSUGI EMAKI Kyoto Taisho 11 [1922]. Eight handscrolls with woodcut coloring over collotype, complete. The scrolls have bone jiku with brocade covers and sumi over gold title labels. SCROLL ONE. Congratulatory inscriptions by Otani Kozui (then Abbot of Nishi Hoganji and Sonyu's older brother), Tomioka Tessai, dated 8th month of Taisho 8, "at the age of 88" and Zen artist Hashimoto Dokuzan, dated September 22, Taisho 8. The pictures of the stations of the old Tokaido alternate between Sonyu and Kashu. Most station names are well known, but there are alternate local names, and in some cases other place names are itemized parenthetically. Station One: Nihonbashi by Sonyu. A night scene, with department stores, pedestrians, streetcars and, prominently, a black motor car. Station Two: Shinagawa by Kashu.An early morning panorama, lights on in village houses, fishing boats still moored, a steam dredge, distant steamships. Station Three: Kawasaki by Sonyu. Tourists and locals stroll along the shop-lined country road. Station Four: Kanagawa by Kashu. In the foreground, loading docks and warehouses. On the distant shore, factories, a quiet village. A passengerliner and freighters of all descriptions and sizes crowd the harbor. Station Five: Hodogaya by Sonyu. A birdseye view of the hills and farm fields in the distance, a quite village of thatched-roof dwellings. Station Six: Totsuka by Kashu. A village flanking the Tokaido, a farmer walking a cow and calf. Station Seven: Fujisawa by Sonyu. Beneath a crescent moon, a man with a lantern walks away from a dark temple.

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        The Grand Fleet 1914-16. Its Creation, Development and Work [Signed]

      Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London February . 1919. - Hard back binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, gilt motif to the front cover. Thick 8vo. 9½'' x 6½''. Contains [xvi] 517 printed pages of text with a frontispiece, a coloured plate, 9 monochrome plates on 7, 9 large folding charts coloured in outline and 4 folding diagrams in pocket at end. Tanning to the edges of the end papers. Very Good condition book in Good condition dust wrapper with small stains to the right edge of the front cover, small chips and related tears to the corners and spine ends, priced 31/6. SIGNED by the author to the front free end paper 'To Lieutenant Stephen King-Hall RN, With best wishes from the author, Jellicoe, 21st February 1919'. Stephen King-Hall was educated at Lausanne in Switzerland and at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He fought in the First World War between 1914 and 1918, with the Grand Fleet, serving on HMS Southampton and 11th Submarine Flotilla. He gained the rank of Commander in the service of the Royal Navy in 1928, before resigning in 1929. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. FIRST WORLD WAR [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anna Blume. Dichtungen.

      Steegemann,, Hannover, 1919 - Hannover, Steegemann, 1919. 37 S. OBrosch. m. DIllustr. Tlw. etw. gebräunt. (Die Silbergäule 39/40). Erste Ausgabe. W./G. 1; Raabe 273,1; Meyer 20.1 - die erste Publikation des Autors ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. Light fading to spine and board edges, a little minor foxing to contents. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine, a few nicks to extremities, short closed tears to spine panel and to head of front panel, tape repair to verso. First edition, first impression in the scarce jacket. The collection includes many of the author's war poems as well as 12 previously unpublished pieces.

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        SOME BRITISH BALLADS. Signed by Rackham.

      London, Constable, (1919).FIRST EDITION (1919), LIMITED AND SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. 4to, 292 x 230 mm, 11½ x 9 inches, vellum backed cream boards, different gilt vignettes to upper and lower boards, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, top edges gilt, the rest uncut, pages: (12), 170. 16 beautiful colour plates mounted on white paper, captioned tissue guards, 24 line drawings in the text. Spine slightly rubbed and slightly discoloured, tiny crease at head of spine, boards just very slightly darkened along the edges, front endpaper lightly browned, contents very nice, no inscriptions. A very good plus copy. No. 82 of 575 de luxe copies signed by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sibirské Hloží Sbírka Satyrickch [Siberian Thistles -- A Collection of Satiric Cartoons]

      Irkutsku, 1919. Wraps. Good. Oblong, 23 by 25 cm. 12 leaves, including panorama plus wraps, with mostly color cartoons only on rectos. The Czech Legion was formed during the First World War by Czechoslavakian patriots hoping to gain independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire by fighting along with the Entente allies, including significantly, Russia. The Tsarist government was initially lukewarm in its handling of Czech warriors but after the Czech nationals proved themselves an effective fighting unit, Russia allowed for the formation of the Legion and permitted the Legion to recruit Czech and Slovak prisoners-of-war. (Remember that as part of the Austrian territory, Czech conscripts would have been part of the Austrian army which was fighting Russia.) Not long after, however, came the Bolshevik Revolution, and things became dicey for the Legion. The Bolsheviks first priority was suing for peace with Germany, which had in fact done what it could to stir up the Revolution, and the Central Powers, led by Germany, had a strong interest in shutting down the Czech Legion. The Czechs managed to defeat the German army though and negotiated passage through Siberia. This did not occur as planned, though, as mutual suspicions between the Czechs and the Bolsheviks grew. The upshot was that the Czech Legion not only remained intact, but it also made common cause with the White Russians fighting the Bolsheviks. With a force approximately 60,000 men strong, the Legion proved again a very potent fighting machine, winning many battles against the struggling Soviet forces, and by mid-1919 it actually controlled the entire Trans-Siberian Railroad line. But their fortunes turned during the Summer, as the Soviet troops gathered strength, both in numbers and fighting ability, and started to eat away at the territory a short time earlier controlled by the Whites. As the Legion had to give up one piece of the railroad line after another, its final efforts were dedicated to a complete evacuation in Vladivostok, which it achieved with many a cliffhanger. The returning Legionnaires would come to form the nucleus of the Czechoslavak army. In any case, these cartoons appeared at a time that the Legion was flush with success, and it obviously must have had control of a printing press in Irkutsk. The virulent anti-Sovietism may have been an outgrowth of its war against the Bolsheviks, but one can see that in many ways these cartoons anticipated much later ridicule and some of the fears expressed about the Soviets were indeed prophetic. Scarce. No copies located on OCLC FirstServe. Heavily toned, since printed on cheap newspaper stock, with considerable wear.

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        Rudyard Kipling's Verse Inclusive Edition 1885-1918

      London: Hodder and Stoughton , Ltd., 1919., 1919. 3 volumes. 8vo. Bound in late 20th century full burgundy morocco with twin black title labels and gilt to spines, gilt rule to boards with facsimile of Kipling's signature stamped in gilt to uppers, marbled end papers, top edges gilt others untrimmed. A very elegant set.

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      Bruxelles: C. Van de Waele, 1919. Fine. C. Van de Waele, Bruxelles 1919, 18x23cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 145 numbered ex press only draw with 5 Arches paper. Autograph signed by the author to his friends Lucien and Jerome Becker. Nice and rare copy of the first book of the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 145 ex numérotés à la presse, seul tirage avec 5 Arches. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Desmeth à ses amis Lucien et Jérome Becker. Agréable et rare exemplaire du premier ouvrage de l'auteur.

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        Männl. Porträt. Tuschpinsel auf kariertem Papier. 1919. - Gerahmt

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        Les Jardins

      Paris: Emile-Paul Freres, 1919 - First edition. #136/500 copies [after 36 copies with accompanying suite of engravings]. 4to; 161 pp.; illustrated from plans and woodcut engravings by Paul Vera. Offsetting to endpapers from flaps of self-wrappers; short one-inch split to front joint bottom of spine;same to top of spine; top corner slightly bumped; else a very good copy or better, clean, bright and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Vera's second book written in 1914 but not published until after the war. Essays on Le Notre and on the relations between tradition and modernity are followed by descriptive essays of new types of gardens.

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