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        Le Musee du Louvre depuis 1914; dons, legs et acquisitions (3 volume set)

      Paris, New York, Demotte,, 1919-1921. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Large folios. 47 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth with black and red stamping and lettering. 150 plates (including ports; some color). Lacking cloth ties. Not lose, all pages bound in. Marbled end pages. Book plate removal mark. Gorgeous photogravures. Pages are clean and unmarked and crisp. "These elegant and lavish volumes were produced under the supervision of Henri Riviere. First edition." - per Christies. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. With Foreword by Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig.

      London: The Baynard Press (Sanders Phillips & Co., Limited), [1919] - Square octavo. Original dark blue cloth spine, pale blue cloth covers, paper labels on spine and front cover. blue endpapers. Labels a little rubbed, binding a little shaken (front inner hinge partially split but sound), some light creasing internally. A good copy, with the errata slip. 5 photogravure portraits of Brigade commanders, 15 coloured folding operational maps. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author, 14 Jan: 20". Also present: the signed ("D. Haig") original typescript of Haig's Foreword (2 leaves, dated 15th August 1919, on GHQ letterhead); an autograph letter signed from Haig's private secretary Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Boraston to the author, enclosing the Foreword "from the Chief, & I am glad to say that he has spread himself rather more than I expected him to" (two pages, same date, same letterhead); a warm autograph letter signed from Colonel Sir Francis Whitmore to the author, addressed as "My dear Bishop, This is what you were called in the 6th Cav Brigade" (Bickersteth had been a lay missionary in western Canada before the war), thanking him for getting in touch and hoping he will "come here to lunch" (2 pages, dated 4th May 1962, Orsett Hall, Essex, letterhead). In August 1918 Whitmore became co-commander of the brigade (page 104 and following of the present work). "On the outbreak of war Bickersteth joined the Royal Dragoons, and served with them in France until demobilization; during long periods of cavalry inactivity he wrote and completed A History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade (1919); but he was also frequently in heavy fighting, and twice won the Military Cross" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Twenty Drawings.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1919. With an Introductory Essay by Alice Raphael. Small folio. Original gilt lettered white Japanese paper spine, gilt Japanese paper sides, lettered and with a pictorial roundel in orange on front cover, top edges gilt. Colour frontispiece and 19 monochrome plates, all with captioned tissue guards. Light wear to corners and extremities of boards. An excellent copy. First edition, deluxe issue, number 54 of 100 copies only signed by the author. "Although Gibran's artistic output never matched his literary creativity in terms of popular appeal or professional influence, for him the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed. By the time of his death, his artworks numbered more than 2,000 in various mediums: oil, watercolour, pencil, and ink. Today, these works are widely scattered in public galleries and private collections in the United States; a small number are in Paris, and some 500 other are held by the Bisharri Museum in Lebanon" (Suheil Bushrui, Essays in Arabic Literary Biography 1850-1950, pp. 176-77).

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        Genius. Zeitschrift für werdende und alte Kunst. Herausgegeben von Carl Georg Heise, Hans Madersteig und Kurt Pinthus (nur Jahrg. I.). Jahrgang I - III (alles Erschienene). 6 Bücher in 3 Bänden.

      München, Kurt Wolff, -1921. 1919 - VIII, 319; VIII, 332; VIII, 356 SS. Mit 16 (1 kol.) Original-Graphiken, 25 farbig montierte Tafeln und ca. 375 Textabbildungen (viele davon montiert). Folio. Hpgmt.bde. mit Rsch. und ornamentalem Deckelbezug (alle Originalumschläge beigebunden). Söhn I, 120. - Diesch 2968. - Raabe, Zeitschr. 74. - Göbel 419. - Die representative Kunstzeitschrift unter Einbeziehung der expressionistischen Dichtung. - Mit den Original-Holzschnitten von Erich Heckel (Mädchenkopf, Dube 264 IIIb), Frans Masereel (v.d.G. E 3), Franz Marc (Aus der Tierlegende, Lankheit 831, 3), M. Kaus, A. Rouveyre, Karl Schmitt-Rottluff (Kopf - und Lesender Mann, Schapire 189 und 274) und Richard Seewald (Jentsch H 77, kol.) sowie den Original-Lithographien von K. Kaspar, G. Ehrlich, J. Epper, E. Scharff, A. Archipenko, Carl Hofer (Rathenau 34) und A. Kanoldt und der Original-Radierung von H. Nauen. - Mit Textbeiträgen (meist in Erstdrucken) von Alfred Döblin, Franz Kafka (Erstes Leid, Dietz 42, Erstdruck), E. Weiss, Franz Werfel, Georg Heym, Hermann Hesse, B. Brecht, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Brod u.v.a., sowie den wichtigen Aufsätzen von L. de Marsalle (d.i. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner): "Zeichnungen von E.L. Kirchner" und "Über Kirchner s Graphik". - 1. Buch 1920 am oberen Rand leicht wellig, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar dieser wichtigen expressionistischen Zeitschrift!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Andreas Moser]
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        Du monde entier.

      Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française (nrf), Paris 1919 - 8° (21,9 x 16,8 cm), 129 pp., 2 ff. (la dernière blanche), titre imprimé en rouge et noir, broché, couverture originale imprimée en rouge et noir. Première édition collective. Tirage de tête réimposé sur papier Lafuma de Voiron pur fil (123 exemplaires). No 54 de 100 exemplaires spécialement réservés aux Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Du monde entier comprend trois poèmes : Les pâques à New-York (1912). Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jeanne de France (1913). Le Panama ou les aventures de mes sept oncles (1914). Ce recueil ajoute une nouvelle dimension à la poésie : ce n'est plus une description poétique, le voyageur, le voyage deviennent poésie. La couverture est légèrement jaunie (insolée), les bords sont un peu froissés mais sans aucune déchirure. L'intérieur du livre est très frais. Très bon exemplaire. Français 1919 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Werner Skorianetz - Livres Anciens]
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        Einstein's Postcard to Heinrich Teweles

      Dated on December 23, [1919] - Signed, handwritten and typed postcard. With 3 lines postscript in Einstein's hand. The country on verso and the greeting line on recto in Ilse Einstein's hand. Written as a response to Teweles's article, appeared on 18 December 1919. It "was a humorous piece, describing the narrators nightmare of his unsuccessful struggles attempting to learn Einstein's theory in his Gymnasium physics class. Subsequently, he invited a young scholar of physics and astronomy to eat at his home and explain Einstein's work, and read various articles on the subject. Einstein may have found the article appealing since he himself had criticized the final examinations at the Gymnasium as causes of nightmares." (Kormos Buchwald et al.; 2004.) A postscript added in Einstein's hand: "Aber den Born haben Sie mit dem Drill verwechselt. Gut, dass es mein Freund Born nicht weiss, sonst kriegt er auch einen Angsttraum!" This refers to that part of Teweles's article where he describes Max Born as "a raging Kantian, a Kantian who is raging Einstein", who denied the possibility of a curved space. Heinrich Teweles (1856-1927) was a Bohemian-Austrian playwright, theatre critic and journalist, the former editor of the Prager Tageblatt. Ref.: No. 231 in: Kormos Buchwald, D.; Schulmann, R.; Illy J, J. Kennefick, D.; Sauer, T.: The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Volume 9, The Berlin years. Correspondence, January 1919 - April 1920. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2004. pp. 323-324. Folded once. In fine condition. Signed, handwritten and typed postcard. With 3 lines postscript in Einstein's hand. The country on verso and the greeting line on recto in Ilse Einstein's hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Mesice

      Prague: Politika, [1919]. First edition. 4to. Original decorated paper covered boards, glassine wrapper. Famed book by Podhajska featuring 18 woodcuts, including 12 in colors, tipped to textured paper; publisher's woodcut device on title-page. Contents loose as issued in original printed boards; contemporary Czech bookplate on pastedown. Number 112 of 200 copies, signed by Podhajska and dated by him (in pencil) 1919. "Mesice", or, "The Months," features a suite of color woodcuts and six additional black-and-white cuts showing images of the zodiac (two to a sheet). The Viennese born Podhajska was a student at the Kunstgewerbeschule and her work appeared in the movement's well-known journals Ver Sacrum, Hohe Warte, and Die Flache, as well as designing toys for the Wiener Werkstatte and numerous other graphic works during World War I. She moved to Prague in 1919, the year she created Mesice, and was a founding member of the Czech artists' consortium. An exceedingly important and scarce book. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        IL PUROSANGUE. L'UBRIACO Poesie nuove.

      Milano, Facchi, 1919. In-8 p., tela muta coeva (lieviss. aloni), conserv. bross. orig. illustrata da Arnaldo Ginna (ingiallita), pp. 118,(2). In copertina ?"Collezione diretta da Maria Ginanni?". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Salaris, p. 24 - Gambetti-Vezzosi, p. 122: ?"Raccolta di poesie pubblicate in una collana futurista, e unica raccolta di poesie non rifiutata dall?'A. L?'errata numerazione del volume all?'inizio fa pensare ad un testo introduttivo poi espunto. Piuttosto raro e molto ricercato?". Testo ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        The Royal Academy illustrated - 1919-1940 complete in 22 issues

      London : Walter Judd, 1919, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Very good copies all in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges slightly dust-dulled and toned with minor nicks. Remains a particularly and surprisingly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; v. : ill. ; 19-30 cm. Imprint varies. Suspended from 1941-1947. "Published by authority of the Royal Academy" -- taken from the cover. Preceded by : Royal Academy pictures (1888-1906 ; published 1888-1903 as an annual supplement to 'The Magazine of Art', thereafter independently) ; then by : Royal Academy pictures and sculpture (1907-1915). Subjects; Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) - Periodicals. Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) - Exhibitions. Art, Modern - 20th century - Great Britain - Exhibitions. Art, Modern - 21st century - Great Britain - Exhibitions. Painting - Exhibitions - Periodicals. Art, British - Exhibitions - Periodicals.Art, Modern - 20th century - Exhibitions.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Amsterdam. 3 (von 12) Blatt aus dem graphischen Mappenwerk. Mit Pastellkreide bzw. Aquarellfarben kolorierte Originallithographien.

      (Berlin, Verlag Fritz Gurlitt 1919). - Je ca. 50 x 64,5 cm (Blattgröße - Bildgröße wenig kleiner). Jeweils unten rechts signiert. Aus einem von 20 von der Künstlerin kolorierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten (gesamt 60). 16. Werk der Gurlitt Presse. Literatur: Sabine Dahmen, Leben und Werk der jüdischen Künstlerin Lene Schneider-Kainer im Berlin der zwanziger Jahre. Mit Werksverzeichnis, siehe dort L 2 (Mappe Normalausgabe), L5 (Vorzugsausgabe) und L 6-L9 (Einzelblätter - 2 der hier vorliegenden Blätter in der unkolorierten Normalausgabe dort abgebildet). Entgegen den Angaben bei Dahmen unsere Blätter nicht bezeichnet. Lene Schneider-Kainer wurde als Kind jüdischer Eltern in Wien geboren. Während eines Aufenthalts in Paris lernte sie den Münchner Arzt, Maler, Graphiker, Plakatkünstler und Bühnendekorateur Ludwig Kainer kennen, den sie wenig später heiratete. Das Ehepaar Kainer gehörte seit 1911 zum Bekanntenkreis von Arnold Schönberg, Franz Werfel, Herwarth Walden und Else Lasker-Schüler (Schneider-Kainer porträtierte diese auch um 1915 auf einem Gemälde). 1917 hatte sie ihre erste große Einzelausstellung in der Galerie Gurlitt in Berlin und wurde als Malerin und Illustratorin in der Metropole berühmt. 1919 -1922 entstanden lithographische Mappenwerke erotischen Inhalts mit Titeln wie "Zehn weibliche Akte" oder "Vor dem Spiegel", großes Aufsehen erregten die über 30 erotischen Illustrationen, die in einer Ausgabe von "Die Hetärengespräche des Lukian" erschienen. 1926 trennte sie sich von Kainer, verließ nach ihrer Scheidung Berlin und begleitete zwei Jahre den Dichter Bernhard Kellermann auf einer Asienreise. Während dieser Reise malte und zeichnete sie nicht nur, sondern nahm auch die Photos zu Kellermanns Reisebericht "Der Weg der Götter" (Berlin 1929) auf. 1933 emigrierte sie über Ibiza nach New York und lebte ab 1954 in Bolivien, wo sie ihrem Sohn beim Aufbau einer Stofffabrik half und 1971 starb. Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Enciclopedia Heráldica y Genealógica Hispano-Americana. Vol. 1: Ciencia heráldica ó del Blasón. Vol. 2: Diccionario de los Términos del Blasón. Métodos de Blasonar. Índice de Lemas Heráldicos. Vols. '3' ( pero 1 bis) - 86: Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos. [Siguida de]:- Diccionario Hispanoamericano de Heráldica, Onomástica y Genealogía.

      Imprenta de Antonio Marzo y Editorial Mogrobejo-Zabala., Madrid y Bilbao. 1919 - 88 volumenes (primera época) y 15 volumenes (continuación), 27.5 x 20.5cm. vol. 1: 2h. (incl. portada en color), 225pp., 1h.: vol. 2: 2h. (inc. portada en color), 183pp., 1h. con 20 láminas con 500 escudos en color y cabezeras en color: vol. 3: 2h. (inc. portada en color), 236pp., con 20 láminas con 320 escudos en color: vol. 4: 2h. (incl. portada en color), 252pp. con 18 láminas con 288 escudos en color: Abundantes láminas en cada volumen de escudos, viñetas y iniciales en cromolitografía de altíssima calidad. Holandesa puntos de época jaspeada, con nervios y doble tejuelos, papel de hilo y (segunda época), Símil piel del editorial. Número 317 de una tirada originalmente de 500 ejemplares, pero en el volumen 88 constan 722 suscritores. Para la continuación hay 390 suscriptores. El 'Enciclopedia' (convertido en 'Diccionario.vol. 1', con el tercer volumen), de la primera época, se paró en 1963 con la muerte de Arturo Carraffa, sin terminar la letra U. En 1998 Endika de Mogrobejo coge las riendas y termina y aumenta la obra en 15 volumenes, con pequeño cambio de título ('obra nueva y paralela.que arranca mediante una una adición a aquélla'). Tenemos el cotejo completo de la colección a la disposición de los clientes que lo soliciten. Un total de 103 volumenes publicados a lo largo de ochenta años. Sumamente raro asi completo. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 4 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        FRIENDLY FAIRIES

      GRUELLE, JOHNNY. GRUELLE,JOHNNY. FRIENDLY FAIRIES. Chicago: Volland (1919 no additional printings). 8vo, pictorial boards, light wear to spine ends, half-title spotted, VG+ in PUBLISHER'S BOX (flaps repaired). 1st edition of this Volland Happy Children Book containing 15 fairy stories including the Fairy Ring, The Three Little Gnomes, Mr. & Mrs. Thumbkins and others. Illustrated throughout with bright colors. A nice copy of an uncommon Gruelle title.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        PLAYBOY - A Portfolio of Art and Satire - No. 3

      New York: Egmont Arens 1919. First edition. Overall VG+ of this hand printed art magazine. Showing some minor wear and rubbing, but overall very pleasing indeed. pp28 plus linoleum cut. Publisher's subscription and advertisement insert 8pp.

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        Historia de la Cerámica de Alcora. Estudio Crítico de la Fábrica. Recetas Originales de sus más Afamados Artífices. Antiguos Reglamentos de la Misma.

      - Madrid-Imp. Fortanet, 1919. 4º. 564p.- 81 láminas y 6 facsímiles. Edición de 400 ejemplares nmerados. Enc. Plena piel con nervios, dorados en el lomo, rueda dorada en planos y corte superior pintado. Conserva cubiertas. Primera edición. Raro. (10035-H). Cerámica. CERÁMICA.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals]
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        THE COLLECTED POETICAL WORKS OF ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. [Six Volume set]

      London Heinemann 1919 - New Impression. Six volumes, 8vo., bound in contemporary half dark blue calf gilt with blue cloth boards and raised bands to spines, t.e.g.; Vol I: Poems and Ballads (First Series); Vol II: Songs Before Sunrise and Songs of Two Nations; Vol III: Poems and Ballads (Second and Third Series) and Songs of the Springtides; Vol IV: Tristram of Lyonesse, The Tale of Balen, Atalanta in Calydon, Erectheus, Vol V: Studies in Song, A Century of Roundels, Sonnets on English Dramatic Poets, The Heptalogia etc.; Vol VI: Midsummer Holiday, Astrophel, A Channel Passage and Other Poems. Very small stamp of Hatchards booksellers to ffeps, a little rubbing to spine ends and boards, otherwise a handsome set, in overall Good condition. [Vol I. Shelf I. / Vol II - VI, Shelf ] NOTE: Heavy Set ( kg+): postage outside the UK might incur a surcharge**To see a scan of this set please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        Le Bestiaire ou cortège d'Orphée

      Paris: Éditions de La Sirène,, 1919. Illustré par Raoul Dufy. Square octavo. Original yellow wrappers, black lettered spine and front cover. 30 full-page wood-engravings, head- and tailpiece by Raoul Dufy. Spine lightly sunned, chipped at head and tail. An exceptional copy. Second edition and the only realistically procurable edition of one of the great illustrated books of the 20th century, first issued in 1911. This is number 1,165 of 1,250 copies. "Apollinaire conceived of the idea of an illustrated bestiary in verse after seeing wood engravings of animals made by Picasso in 1906. He later turned to Dufy for depictions of Orpheus and his accompanying creatures. The combination of his witty and idiosyncratic poems and Dufy's thirty bold, large-scale designs makes this one of the most delightful of livres de peintres" (Ray). Apollinaire, seriously wounded in 1916, succumbed to the influenza pandemic in 1918. To this edition his collaborator Dufy contributes a brief prefatory note, commenting on the rarity of the first edition and mentioning "la mort soudaine" of the poet.Decidedly scarce: Copac records two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (Tate Britain, King's College London), OCLC adding two more in France (BnF, Mediatheque de Montpellier) and none elsewhere.

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        Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme

      London: Nisbet & Co.,, [1919]. Quarto. Original white cloth, gilt decoration to spine and front cover, top edges gilt, other untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece, 11 plates (all with captioned tissue guards), decorative black and white title page, decorative designs bordering the letterpress, numerous designs throughout, by Thomas Mackenzie. Recto of frontispiece inscribed: "Yolanda Louise Garcia". Spine toned and gilt a little faint. An excellent copy. First Arthur Ransome edition, the limited issue, number 58 of 250 copies signed by the illustrator. "Publication was delayed by the war - Ransome complained on 15 February 1915 that Mackenzie has 'suddenly gone off to Serbia' - and by Ransome's own abscence from England" (Hammond). A wonderfully lavish Christmas gift book, and the finest work of the illustrator Thomas Mackenzie (1887-1944).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Manuscrit autographe signé et complet de la partition de la 'Première suite EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Breslau: S.n., 1919. Fine. S.n., Breslau 1919-1922, 35x27,5cm, relié. - Autograph manuscript of 46 pages dated Summer-Fall 1919-1922 complete with the addition of partition Handwritten Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Bound in full carton Italian mouse, smooth spine silent cardboard cream. Rare manuscript that the author dedicated to E. Satie, Poulenc, G. Auric L. Durey and in very good condition despite a slight hitch in angular head of the first flat. Provenance: from the archives of Jacques Benoist-Méchin. --- 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] Manuscrit autographe de 46 pages daté Eté-Automne 1919-1922, complet, comportant outre la partition des indications manuscrites de Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Reliure en plein cartonnage à l'italienne souris, dos lisse muet de cartonnage crème. Rare manuscrit que l'auteur dédia à E. Satie, F. Poulenc, L. Durey et G. Auric en très bon état de conservation malgré un léger accroc angulaire en tête du premier plat. Provenance : archives de Jacques Benoist-Méchin.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Münchner Blätter für Dichtung und Graphik. Eine Montasschrift in genossenschaftlichem Zusammenwirken [...] Erster Jahrgang / 1919 / Erstes Heft. Verantwortlich herausgegeben von Renatus Kuno.

      München, Georg Müller Verlag, 1919,. 28,5 x 22,5 cm, Seite 1 bis 16, mit Original-Grafiken: Richard Seewald: Rehzwillinge (Lithographie, WVZ Jentsch L 94); Rene Beeh: o. T. (Knabe mit Tierskelett, Lithografie, WVZ Bosshardt 29); Karl Caspar: o. T. (Auferstehung, Lithografie, WVZ Köster/Köster 50); Paul Klee: Akrobaten (Lithografie, WVZ Kornfeld 71II); Adolf Schinnerer, o. T. (Drei Streidende, Lithografie); Walter Teutsch, o. T. (Arbeiter im Steinbruch; Lithografie). Original-Klammerheftung, mit leichtem, alten Mittelknick, sonst ein gutes Exemplar.. HDO Söhn 339. - Raabe (Zeitschriften) 56. - Bolliger 4, 734.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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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 receipt?'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.?" Churchill?'s argument did not prevail.  The triumphant army of a bitterly resurgent Germany would set up its headquarters in the ex-Hotel Majestic after France?'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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        One Who Served

      Published by A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., First Edition . 1919. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 7'' x 4½''. Contains [x] 215 printed pages of text with monochrome frontispiece photograph of Second Lieutenant Dinsmore Ely 1894-1918, another black and white photograph to the rear of the book shows Dinsmore Ely's grave in Des Gonard's Cemetery, at Versailles, France. The text is made up of letters from Second Lieutenant Dinsmore Ely to his family back in Winnetka, Illinois during World War I. Some surface rubbing of the cloth to both front and rear board spine gutters, contents in very near Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. FIRST WORLD WAR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das graphische Jahrbuch.

      Karl Lang [1919], Darmstadt - Gr.-8vo. Mit 3 Orig.-Graphiken, 32 Taf. sowie zahlr. Abb. im Text. 55 S., 4 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen. OPp. m. goldgeprägt. Deckeltitel (Rücken erneuert). Mit Original-Holzschnitt "Kleine Prophetin" von Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (Schapire 253), Original-Holzschnitt von Gottfried Graf sowie Original-Lithographie v. Walther Ruttmann. Mit Beiträgen von Meier-Graefe, Paul Westheim, Rosa Schapire, Theodor Däubler u.a. sowie Abb. nach Ernst Barlach, Christian Rohlfs, Oskar Kokoschka, Max Unold, Conrad Felixmüller u.a. - Rücken erneuert. Deckel stockfleckig. Ausladend große Widmung auf Vorsatz. Teils kl. Fleckchen im Rande. Einige Taf. m. winziger Fehlstelle an oberer Ecke. Sonst innen sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Imágen Óptica Telescopio y microscopio Conferencias en la Residencia de Estudiantes

      Madrid, Publicaciones de la Residencia de Estudiantes, Imprenta Clásica Española, 1919. 4to.; XX-185 pp., 2 hs., con 22 figuras entre el texto. Cubiertas originales. Castellarnau, el institucionista que dejó notables trabajos sobre historia vegetal, especialmente forestal, mostró un gran interés por el desarrollo tecnológico de la microscopia y sus aplicaciones a la investigación botánica.

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        [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

      London: George Newnes / Herbert Jenkins,, 1919?-74. 17 separately published works, octavo (slightly varying sizes: 164 × 100 mm to 192 × 121 mm). Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Some browning to My Man Jeeves, a few leaves lightly foxed throughout, an excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles from the first collection, My Man Jeeves (1919), to the last story, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974), and including the short story collections in which Jeeves and Wooster appear alongside other characters, all in their first London editions.

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        Libro de las Tribulaciones

      Barcelona, Editorial Perelló, s.a. (1919). 4to. menor; 124 pp. Enc. original en cartoné. Lomera reforzada.

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        THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

      - IBANEZ, Vicente Blasco. THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE. (Los Cuatro Jinetes Del Apocalipsis). Translated From The Spanish of Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Authorized Translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan. NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1919. 8vo., maroon fine-grained morocco leather and cloth, top edge gilt. Author's Edition. Signed presentation from Ibanez on half-title page: "To my friend Mr. Ross Watt Lynn of New York, sincerely yours Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Menton, 1925." The author's most famous book and, at the time of its publication, this title was the world's record-breaker for book sales. A scarce book to locate when signed by the author. Very Good (little rubbing). $3500.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Big Little H.G. Wells. With an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1919. Not Published. Proof sheets, printed on rectos only. [4] ff., [17]-150 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Unbound sheets, loose in trial case binding of maroon cloth. Traces of dampstaining across top. Not Published. Proof sheets, printed on rectos only. [4] ff., [17]-150 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Not Published. The proof copy of Edwin Pugh's work on H.G. Wells, set up in preparation for publication by Thornton Butterworth, and not published after Wells took exception. The "introduction" by G.K. Chesterton is not present. The book describes in considerable detail Wells' early career, including his friendships with George Gissing, Stephen Crane, Jospeh Conrad, and others; and looks at much of Wells} early work. Portions were serialized in the weekly New Witness, July 4th to August 15th, 1919, accepted by Chesterton's sub-editor W.R. Titterton (to whom this volume is dedicated. Chesteron deflected Wells' wrath by suggesting that "sudden demands of other duties" had prevented him from "attending" to the journal, and by publishing Wells' response in the New Witness. Wells later wrote "From first to last [Chesterton] and I were very close friends and never for a moment did I consider him responsible for Pugh's pathetic and silly outburst." With two loosely inserted typed memoranda giving background on Pugh and the controversy. The first, dated 25 September 1923, and signed Joseph Anthony, notes that the book "gives a vivid and idyllic picture of Wells's early period ... he half loves well, half detests him"; the second, dated 3 October, concludes against publication. There is no indication of the American publishing house for which these memoranda were prepared. Pugh was a novelist and writer whose works included The Purple Head (1905) and The Dickens Originals (1912). A RARE AND FASCINATING SURVIVAL.

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        L'Ode a Picasso

      , 1919 1919. COCTEAU, Jean. L'Ode a Picasso. [66] pp. 8vo., bound in original wrappers, in a morocco-backed slipcase. Paris: A La Belle Edition, 1919. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of one of the first written tributes to the genius of Picasso. Cocteau wrote the work in 1916 but was unable at the time to find a publisher. The clever typographical layout resulted in the accusation from John Richardson that the book is a "slick pastiche of Mallarme," but he does go on to say that Cocteau was the only writer to have understood the significance of Picasso's Seated Man. One of an edition of 339 copies, this being one of the 300 on Verge d'Arches. A remarkably scarce book.

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        Le Musee du Louvre depuis 1914; dons, legs et acquisitions (3 volume set)

      Paris, New York, Demotte, 1919 - 3 volume set. Large folios. 47 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth with black and red stamping and lettering. 150 plates (including ports; some color). Lacking cloth ties. Not lose, all pages bound in. Marbled end pages. Book plate removal mark. Gorgeous photogravures. Pages are clean and unmarked and crisp. "These elegant and lavish volumes were produced under the supervision of Henri Riviere. First edition." - per Christies. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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        SINDBAD LE MARIN ET D'AUTRES CONTES DES MILLE ET UNE NUITS. ["SINDBAD THE SAILOR AND OTHER TALES FROM THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS"]

      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 +.

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        AZOI HOT GEREDT ZARATUSTRA

      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]

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        Simonetta

      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]

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        TREASURE BOX.

      [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.

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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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