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        The Arrow of Gold

      T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd, 1919 - Upper corners slightly bumped and free end-papers slightly browned, but a very nice, bright copy in slightly chipped and soiled dust-wrapper (Cagle b)

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Le manuscrit trouvé dans un chapeau - Illustrated with 35 drawings by PICASSO

      Société Littéraire De France, Paris 1919 - - PRESENTATION : in-8 bound in a red tissue hardcover (original covers conserved). - ILLUSTRATED : with 35 drawings by Picasso, including 9 full page drawings. - LIMITED : only 750 copies, this one n° 244. - PAPER : Velin Lafuma. - EDITION : First/Original edition. - SIZE : 8 x 11" (21x27cm). - CONDITION : Excellent. ASK FOR EXTRA PICTURES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artfever]
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        Deep Waters

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1919]. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, titles and pictorial decoration to upper board in blue and black. Frontispiece, vignette title page, and three plates. Very lightly rubbed, spotting to edges of contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf. The printed dedication reads, "To my friend Arthur Waugh" and the inscription continues "with affectionate regards, W. W. Jacobs. 29 Aug 1919". With Arthur Waugh's bookplate to the front pastedown. Waugh was a prominent author and literary critic, and the father of Evelyn Waugh. His elder son Alec married Jacobs' daughter Barbara in the same year that this copy was presented.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mont de piété.

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil, 1919. - In-8°, non paginé. Edition originale numérotée 1/115 exemplaires sur Hollande van Gelder (après 10 ex. de tête s/Japon) représentant le tirage total. Premier ouvrage de Breton et deuxième livre édité par les éditions du Sans Pareil. Illustré de 2 dessins inédits d'André Derain. De la plus grande rareté, bien évidemment. Tampon ex-libris sur la page de justification. Exemplaire en parfaite condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Firmado por el Autor(es). Barcelona. 1919. Homenaje tributado a Don Manuel Allende Riveros, concedido por S.M. el Rey de Espana. Encuadernacion artistica plena piel elaborado totalmente a mano, firmado por H. Alsina Munne. 48X36. Bella Obra Arte. Ref 2.8 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The Warlord of Mars

      McClurg 1919 - Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1919. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-296 [297-303: ads] [304: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by J. Allen St. John, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first printing with W. F. Hall imprint on verso of title leaf and "A. C. / McCLURG / & CO." set on three lines at base of spine panel. Total of 20,000 copies printed. There were multiple printings, at least two. Third book of the Mars series. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 306. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02342. Heins WM-1. Very good in a very good restored dust jacket. Rare in jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. $9,000. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        THE WORKS OF THOMAS HARDY: The Mellstock Edition

      London: MacMillan & Company, Ltd., 1919-20. First Edition. Hardcover. Light, occasional wear to covers; a few volumes slightly shaken. Contents generally clean. Very Good to Near Fine set. The Mellstock Edition consisting of 37 volumes bound in the publisher's blue cloth with gilt medallions on the front covers and heavily gilt-decorated spines. Limited to 500 unnumbered copies SIGNED by the author on the limitation page in the first volume. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Hardy by William Strang in the first volume. The most sought-after edition of Hardy's complete works.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Les amies.

      A l'enseigne de la guirlande 1919 - - A l'enseigne de la guirlande, Bayonne 1919, 19,5x27,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edition illustrée de culs-de-lampe et de vignettes originaux de Jean-Gabriel Daragnès gravés sur bois, un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches, seul tirage avec 30 divers Japon. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage souple recouvert de papier moiré, vignette de titre encollée sur le premier plat. Précieux et bel envoi autographe de J.-G. Daragnès à André Gide qui a signé deux fois (à l'encre noire puis au stylo bille bleu). Un minuscule manque en pied d'un mors, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Monogrammierte u. dat. Orig.-Rohrfederzeichnung.

      [Moskau], 1919. - 21 x 12 cm. Sprache: Russisch, Vadim Ryndin (1902-1974) besuchte 1918 die Kunstschule seiner Heimatstadt Voronzh und begann dann 1919 mit dem Studium an der Ryazan Kunstschule. 1922 wechselte er an die WChUTEMAS und wurde noch im gleichen Jahr der leitende Bühnenbildner am berühmten Kammertheater und zeitweise am Bolschoi Theater, 1941 wechselte er an das Wachtangow Theater und kehrte 1953 an das Bolschoi-Theater zurück, wo er bis zu seinem Tode 1974 arbeitete. Seine Arbeiten finden sich heute in der Staatlichen Galerie und dem Staatlichen Russischen Museum in Leningrad, dem Theater und dem Literaturmuseum in Moskau und selbst im Prager Nationalmuseum. So frühe Arbeiten Ryndins sind sehr selten. - Vgl. ausführl. Berlin-Moskau-Kat.-Bln. 604, Kunst und Revolution-Kat.-Wien 285 sowie Vronskaya-C. 362. - Rechts unten von Ryndin monogrammiert und verso mit Bleistift noch einmal voll bezeichnet und signiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        A Midsummer Night?s Dream. With Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      London, William Heinemann, 1919 - 4°, 134 S. Text u. 40 farb. montierte Taf., zahlr. Textabb., OLwd. m. Goldpräg., Kapitale berieben (Rückenkante am Kopf 2 cm gerissen), Kanten berieben, ob. Ecken min. bestossen, Tafelträger gebräunt, innen sonst tadellos. 6. Auflage. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Harold Gilman An Appreciation By Wyndham Lewis & Louis F. Fergusson. Illustrated.

      London: Chatto & Windus 1919. Printed at The Complete Press West Norwood London. - 9 1/4" x 11 5/8", 95pp. (pp. 11-32 are the two essays by Lewis & Fergusson; pp. 33-95 are the 32 black & white photo plates of drawings & paintings). Color frontispice of a painting: "An Interior", black & white photo portrait of Harold Gilman (Beresford). Maroon cloth with title gilt on spine & front cover. Cloth edges show some age-related fading, small bumps to upper edges of the covers, small spot; some tanning to endpapers, and to tissue guard to frontispiece. Ink inscription to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania art dealer at top of front paste-down: To Charles Wunderly, With kind regards, Samuel G. Wagner 8/29/29. This book was from C. A. Wunderly's personal collection. Early Wyndham Lewis title, of which only 500 copies were printed. Contains Gilman's drawing of Halifax, Nova Scotia harbor front (p. 55). A scarce and rather fragile type of book. Scan shows the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      Printed and published by L. & V. Woolf at The Hogarth Press, Hogarth House, Richmond. 1919. FIRST EDITION. First state text with the 2 missprints on page 13. These were corrected in later copies. 8vo. (9.2 x 6.1 inches). -- An Eliot family copy with the ownership signature of Eliot's cousin Abigail A(dams) Eliot on the front blank endpaper. Abigail Eliot (1892-1992) was a well known authority on Nursery Education in America and is known to have visited England during 1919-1920 to study at Oxford. -- Sewn in original blue and white marbled paper wraps with the earliest issue title label, printed in red, to the front panel. One of fewer than 250 copies (probably circa 200) hand printed and bound by the Woolfs. The Hogarth Press accounts book shows that 180 copies were sold and twelve presentation or review copies were distributed within a year of publication. Both J. Howard Woolmer and Donald Gallup, in their respective bibliographies of Eliot and The Hogarth Press state that the earliest copies were bound up in paper wrappers of varying texture and design with a red lettered label, and that later copies were bound up in marbled paper wrappers, the majority with a label lettered in black. The fact that this copy has the earliest state, uncorrected text and the earliest state label throws some doubt on this assertion. The wrappers edges are a little chipped and show some minor fading, and there has been a neat, professional repair to a split in the fold of the wrapper but this is still overall a very good example of this fragile booklet. One of the rarest of Eliot's works, copies with the early state text and label seldom come onto the market, the addition of a family association attached to this copy, adding the strong possibilty of it being one of the 12 presentation copies, makes it rarer still. --- Gallup; A3.--- Woolmer; 4. --- Willis. L.eonard & Virginia Woolf as publishers: The Hogarth Press; page 30.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Problem Letter

      Gothenburg 1919 - 3 page letter, written on both sides, with diagrams. (10" x * 1/4") Written in Robert Braune's hand and signed by him from Gothenburg, to Swedish chess editor Joel Fridlizius for publication. Robert Braune is best known for Alain White's editorship of Robert Braune: Apotre de la Symetrie originally published in 1914 and reprinted in a limited edition of 250 copies in 1988. Condition: Folds for mailing, some edge wear else very good. Early original Braune material is becoming very difficult to obtain. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Boni and Liveright, New York 1919 - A wonderful First Edition/First Printing in about Fine condition. Rough yellow paper boards sides with white cloth shelfback; black lettering and border design, BAL 3527. The Very Good+, slightly spine-faded dustjacket shows some chipping with a few small tears. Scarce to find with acceptable wrapper; A collection of sketches, most of which were taken from a series the author wrote for The Galaxy from May 1870, to April 1871. The rest appeared in The Buffalo Express [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Apollinaire, Guillaume. LE BESTIAIRE ou Cortége d'Orphée.

      Editions de La Sirene,, Paris 1919 - Apollinaire, Guillaume. LE BESTIAIRE ou Cortége d'Orphée. Paris: Editions de La Sirene, 1919. Second edition of the text with the same great Dufy woodcuts that appeared in the rarely seen original 1911 first edition but in a slightly smaller format. 8vo., unpaginated. Red snake skin, red gilt stamped leather title piece, patterned red, blue & orange decorative endpapers. Original yellow card covers bound in. A few light bits of foxing otherwise a very nice near fine example of this handsome work illustrated by Raoul Dufy with 30 stunning woodcuts & 5 woodcut ornaments printed in black. His first published & most important book illustrations for this monumental first French illustrated book of the 20th century. Short note by Dufy as preface. One of 1200 numbered copies [of a total of 1250] on bouffant. A very important work especially so due to the extreme rarity of the 1911 edition. CARTERET IV, 45; THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK no 91 Note. $1175 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Song of Arthur,

      n.p. n.d., n.p. - Four volume typescript, approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. Individual original typewritten or carbon copy pages are bound with string into cloth and printed paper boards, with typewritten labels. Unpaginated; the four volumes are a little over 6 inches thick. Nearly every page has additions, corrections and strike-outs in either the author's hand, that of his daughter, or an unknown hand. Two copies of Fowler's 1919 forerunner work, 'Scenes from the Morte d'Arthur', written under his pseudonym Alan Seymour, have been cut up and incorporated into the typescript and also bear manuscript corrections. We understand that this set is one of a very small number--probably no more than five--of copies made up for submission to publishers, and may very well be one of only a couple of copies surviving. According to his biographer, Brian Stableford, 'The Song of Arthur' was his life's work. It was just finished when a bomb destroyed the manuscript in 1941. Wright spent much of the rest of his life recreating it. It was unpublished at his death in 1965. In 'The Song of Arthur', Wright intended to incorporate the whole body of Arthuriana into a single work of blank verse. Volume one commences with Book One, 'Merlin', and volume four concludes with Book XXIV, 'The Death of Arthur'. Some of the books are bound out of order, e.g., 'The Riding of Lancelot' (Book VIII) follows Book IX ('Tristam'). Light wear else in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        The Mask

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1919. Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and sine in black and orange. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the dust jacket with a single tiny chip. First edition, first impression. With the author's contemporary signed presentation inscription to the writer Sydney Schiff and the later bookplate of Dennis Wheatley from whose library this book comes. A novel about the fantastical experiences of an innocent Russian boy transplanted alone in America. Rare in this state.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Frank Wild will tell the Story of his Adventures with Sir Ernest Shackleton's Expedition, 1914/17, and illustrate it with a magnificent series of Lantern Slides.

      Gerald Christy, The Lecture Agency, Ca 1919, London: - Broadside, printed in brown on off white stock, not dated. Three text paragraphs tell the Antarctic story of Frank Wild; the first one begins, "Frank Wild is a plain sailor-man"; the second paragraph: "Frank Wild has ventured into the Antarctic Region with four expeditions, and altogether has given eleven years of his life to exploration in that vast area with its blizzards, ice, silence, and intense cold. . He sailed with Captain Robert F. Scott, of immortal memory; he was with Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Douglas Mawson and Captain E. R. G. Evans, DSO, RN. On his last journey into the frozen South he was Sir Ernest Shackleton's second-in- command, and we already know something of the deadly perils that were met and overcome." 5 x 12" One horizontal fold, with paper clip rust mark on verso only.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Tatters the Puppy

      , 1919 1919. first edition. A Remarkable SurvivalWAIN, Louis. [SHAPE BOOK]. Tatters the Puppy. Designed by Louis Wain. Dundee: London: Montreal: Valentine & Sons Ltd., [1919]. Valentine's Book Toys, B355.First edition. Tall octavo (11 5/16 x 6 1/4 inches; 289 x 159 mm.). [16] pp. Seven full-page drawings in black, red and white. Publishers stiff card color pictorial wrappers, die-cut in the form of a black and white, big-eyed puppy with a blue bow round its neck. The back cover shows the back of the puppy. Slight wear to board extremities, otherwise near fine. A remarkable survival.Louis Wain, 'The man who drew cats' also drew dogs - at one point in his life he had hoped to make a living by drawing dog portraits. Here is a nice example of a Louis Wain puppy - "Tatters". here we can see the adventures of Tatters from hiding in a hamper, biting slippers, pulling the tablecloth down, barking at a cat in a tree, playing with another puppy, rescuing a bunny from a trap, and rescuing a 'dolly' from a pond.Dale, 198.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        In Wain Land

      John F Shaw & Co. Ltd, London 1919 - 8vo, un-paginated, 35pp. Publisher's original soft covers with a circular pictorial disc of pairs of black kittens laid on. Slight creasing to spine. 4 full page colour illustrations and many black and white illustrations throughout. Internally the pages are very clean with only occasional light finger marks. A very scarce Wain book in very good+ condition. Please do not hesitate to request further images or information. Please do not hesitate to request further images or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshelf Online]
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        Regular Fellows I Have Met

      Chicago: (Privately Printed by Carbery & Reed). 1919. First. First edition. Thick quarto. Stiff green suede wrappers tied with silk cord as issued. A small dampstain on the front fly and a somewhat larger dampstain affecting the edges of the last several pages, spine slightly faded, a couple of minor tears to the yapped edges, else a handsome, very good or better copy, housed in a custom cloth clamshell case. 200 leaves printed on deckle-edged thick paper interleaved with tissue page guards, each page contains a caricature of a Lardner friend, many or perhaps most either in sporting garb or engaged in one or another sporting activity, with a small caricature of Lardner observing each of them, and a limerick about each person. Among the notables are Ban Johnson, Charles Comiskey, golfer Chick Evans, Kid Gleason (manager of the White Sox), and August Herrman (owner of the Reds). Aside from a handful of other baseball executives, the vast majority of the individuals included are Chicago businessmen, professionals, and politicians, with a smattering of actors and journalists thrown in. According to Bruccoli and Layman in their Ring W. Lardner: A Descriptive Bibliography, where this appears as item number A10 this "was a subscription (or mug book) sold to the men included in the text. Unknown number of copies." Exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Real Dope Illustrated by May Wilson Preston & M.L. Blumenthal.

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1919]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Minor wear to head and tail of book. Minor foxing to top edges. Very good to near fine otherwise in the rare dust jacket. The jacket has been restored at extremities, primarily along top edge (but not affecting any lettering). A highly uncommon book in jacket. The third volume of Busher's letters (the first was You Know Me Al), originally published in The Saturday Evening Post.First Edition

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        La Nouvelle Revue Française. Revue mensuelle de littérature et de critique. Tomes 13 à 20 - Années 1919 à 1923 (7 Tomes) [ édition originale ]

      La Nouvelle Revue Française 1919 - E.O., Tome 13 : 1919 ; Tomes 14 et 15 : 1920 ; Tomes 16 et 17 : 1921 ; Tomes 18 et 19 : 1922 ; Tome 23 : 1923 (1er semestre) ; 8 vol. fort in-8 rel. demi-percaline rose, La Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris, 1123 ; 940 ; 977 ; 768 ; 768 ; 770 ; 768 ; 980 pp. Edition originale. Rare ensemble de 5 années suivies, parmi les plus extraordinaires, de la Nouvelle Revue Française. On y retrouve une multitude de titres ou d'extraits en édition pré-originale, par les plus grands auteurs : Proust, Gide, Larbaud, Montherlant, Valéry, Drieu La Rochelle, Jules Romains. On n'en finirait pas d'énumérer la fabuleuse richesse de cette revue mythique. Notre série contient notamment le long hommage (plus de 339 pp.), illustré, consacré par la Revue à Marcel Proust, au premier semestre 1923. Etat très satisfaisant (dos frottés avec très petits manques en dos et mors, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Obras de. Piedra y Cielo. (Verso, 1917-1918)

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Madrid: Tip. de Fortanet, 1919.- 175 p.; 8° (19 cm.); Plena Piel Chagrén roja, estuche, conserva la cubierta anterior original algo sucia.- EN EXCELENTE ESTADO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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      - Paris, Au sans pareil, 1919, 14x20. Broché, sous couverture imprimée illustrée. Non coupé. Précédé d'une notice par Berrichon. Premier livre publié Au sans pareil. Édition originale. Bel exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Album of original photographs

      1919. Blank book. Oblong octavo. Floral cloth covers, bound Japanese-style. A photo album containing 53 tipped-in black and white, and sepia photographs and silverprints (each between 2 x 2.5 inches and 3.5 x 2.5 inches). Photo album somewhat worn, but the photographs are in fine condition, with one loose. There are a few handwritten captions and the date "1919" written on the first page. These photographs seem to be of one family. There are various portraits of both individuals and group portraits in both formal and casual poses; some of the men are in military uniforms. The latter half is mostly of scenes of country life, and hunting with images of dogs, horses, and the resultant catch of kangaroos. .

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        Dinsmore Ely: One Who Served

      A. C. McClurg & Company, Chicago 1919 - Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover. A heartfelt memorial, this is a collection of letters and poems of Second Lieutenant Dinsmore Ely, written to his family in Winnetka, Illinois, during World War I. At the outbreak of the war, he volunteered in the American Ambulance Field Service so that he might secure immediate passage to France and go at once into active service. Arriving there on the fourth of July, 1917, on the sixth he volunteered and was accepted the same day, in the Lafayette Flying Corps. Shot down while flying in his Spad over France (near Villacoublay) on April 21, 1918, he died in a Paris hospital and was buried in Des Gonard's Cemetery, at Versailles. He was 24 years old, and had already been decorated for valor. Includes a "Prelude" by Dr. James O. Ely, his father. The Lafayette Flying Corps is a name given to the American volunteer pilots who flew for the French during World War I. Extremely scarce. Former owner's signature (Robert Walpole, Jr.) and gift inscription (Christmas, 1919 from Emma Williams, a teacher of Dinsmore Ely) on ffep; gilt on spine faded, covers lightly rubbed; otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. Photographic Frontispiece. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. x, 215 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        The Works. [The Little Minister; A Window in Thrums; Half Hours; Better Dead; The Young Visitors; Der Tag; Peter and Wendy; When a Man's Single; What Every Woman Knows; An Edinburgh Eleven; Echoes of the War; Tommy and Grizel; Auld Licht Idylls; Alice Sit-by-the Fire; Sentimental Tommy; My Lady Nicotine; The Little White Bird; Margaret Ogilvy.]

      [Various places, various publishers,] 1888–1919 - 20 volumes, octavo, but assorted sizes. Finely bound uniformly by Bickers and Sons in blue half morocco, gilt title and decoration to spines, raised bands, cloth boards, Ex Libris, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the Publisher's cloth spine/board bound in at back of some volumes. Included in the collection is "Young Visiters" by Daisy Ashford, with a preface by Barrie, in original grey paper boards with protective box uniform with the rest of of the set. A very good, clean set. Frontispieces to several volumes. "Der Tag" is a Second Edition. All other titles are First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        War Surgery of the Face; A Treatise on Plastic Restoration After Facial Injury

      New York: William Wood and Company 1919 - First edition. Octavo (24 cm); viii, 442 pp; ill. Maroon cloth; blind-stamped emblem to front board; gilt-stamped spine; beveled edges. Some rubbing to boards and soiling to front board; slight damp-staining along the last fifty or so top page edges, barely noticeable and certainly not affecting text or illustrations. Hinges solid, which is rare for the heavy text block, pages all clean. Easily Very Good. Illustrated with 256 figures. A scarce book in the trade, although still found institutionally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Andalusia Bookman]
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        Histoires incertaines.

      Mercure de France 1919 - - Mercure de France, Paris 1919, 12,5x19cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 470 ex numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers avec 59 Chine. Reliure à la bradel en plein maroquin sapin, dos lisse, date en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, poinçons dorés en angles des coupes, encadrements de quintuples filets dorés et de maroquin sapin sur les gardes, gardes et contreplats de papier marbré, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Creuzevault. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Zurich: Rascher & Cie.,, 1919. Octavo. Original green wrappers printed in blue. Unopened; errata slip tipped in, lightly discolored at edges. First German edition. With the author's signed presentation inscription, "To Scofield Thayer with grateful regards James Joyce Zurich Switzerland 8.ix.919". Published in Switzerland at Joyce's own expense in an edition of 600 copies; the first of any of Joyce's works to be translated. A presentation copy, inscribed on the first leaf: To Scofield Thayer with grateful regards James Joyce Zurich Switzerland 8.ix.919. The "grateful regards" are for a $700 gift Thayer made earlier in the year to the Joyces. Thayer, the wealthy co-founding editor of the third and final incarnation of the Dial, was one of Joyce's most ardent supporters during the 1921 New York censorship trial over the serialization of Ulysses in the Little Review, during which he took the witness stand as a supporter. The translation into German is by Hannah von Mettal. Slocum and Cahoon D44. Ezra Pound offered what is perhaps the most illuminating assessment of Exiles, Joyce's only play. After reading the manuscript in September 1915, he wrote to Joyce: I have just finished the play. Having begun it (cliché) I could not (cliché) leave off until (cliché). Yes, it is interesting. It won't do for the stage. (No, it is unsuitable for the "Abbey," as mebbe ye might kno'aw fer yourself, Mr J'ice). It is exciting. But even read it takes very close concentration of attention. I don't believe an audience could follow it or take it in, even if some damd impracticable manager were to stage it. Not that I believe any manager would stage it in our chaste and castrated english speaking world. Roughly speaking, it takes about all the brains I've got to take in the thing, reading, and I suppose I've more intelligence than the normal theatre goer (god save us). I may be wrong, the actual people moving on stage might underline and emphasise the meaning and the changes of mood... Of course your play is emotional. It works up quite a whirl of emotion, and it has, undoubtedly, form. I don't think it is nearly as intense as "The Portrait," at least I don't feel it as much. My resultant impression is one of a tired head... It will form an interesting 1/4 volume when you bring out your collected works. When you are a recognized classic people will read it because you wrote it and be duly interested and duly instructed, but until then I'm hang'd if I see what's to be done with it (Pound/Joyce pp.45-7). Nevertheless, Pound promised "I will see that your play is read by the agent of one very practical American dramatic company, which does big business," and he convinced John Quinn to contact a New York theatrical agent whose name, to Joyce's delight, was L. Bloom (Carpenter p.278). After the publication of Exiles, Pound reviewed it for The Future: "Exiles," by James Joyce, is a play perhaps unstageable, but infinitely more worth staging than the inanities which the once active Stage Society now indulges in. We find the most brilliant of our novelists here trying the inferior form... As chamber drama, Mr. Joyce writes with all the talent he had as a novelist. He adds a sense of possible stage comedy in a scene furnished with a perfume sprayer... (The Future, November 1918, p.287). Exiles opened in New York on February 19, 1925 and ran for forty-one performances.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Sous les Cocardes (Signed First Edition)

      Hachette, Paris 1919 - First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the first blank. Very Good in illustrated boards. Hinges cracked, binding loose, with mild soil to the boards and rubbing at the extremities. A humorous cartoon book, based on World War I aviation adventures and stories, told from JeanJean's unique perspective. Text in French. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        [Original pen and ink drawing]: Frontiersman and his horse in the Forest, with an Indian in the background

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Harlot's House

      E.P. Dutton, New York 1919 - One quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine; green paper to boards with gilt/black decoration to front board. Illustrated throughout with black and white prints. The signatures are unopened. Some wear to the paper along the upper and lower edges. Dustjacket shows wear to the outer edges, and there is an abrasion to the upper right front panel where a price sticker was removed. Signed by Vassos on the half-title in New York City, July 29, 1932. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Despair-----a Holograph --- ( Handwritten By HPL ) --- Copy Signed By the Author, H P Lovecraft ( Published in Collected Poems, The Ancient Track, and Beyond the Wall of Sleep)

      No Place: No Publisher, 1st Edition, 1919 ( Arkham house Association ) ----------holographic (COMPLETELY hand written by LOVECRAFT) manuscript for the poem, Despair, with a nice clear signature and date at the end by the master himself, purchased from the granddaughter of the publisher ( Horace L Lawson ) of the Wolverine magazine, a periodical which published at least 5 H P Lovecraft pieces, the Wolverine published Arthur Jermyn in March 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-i-2 1), The Nameless City in November 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-i-37 ), The Street in December 1920 (Joshi 1-B-i-45), The Vivisector in June 1921 (Joshi 1-B-ii-238) and On the Return of Maurice Winter Moe, Esq. in June 1921 ( Joshi 1-B-iii-137 ). there is no record of Despair having been published by The Wolverine, this 2 page poem is completely holographic (in Lovecraft's hand), written on brown paper (the reverse is actually an order form for a Book Club) and has the date 192__, Lovecraft has signed this as H P Lovecraft and dated the piece February 1919, as well he has written a note in the corner stating that this poem appeared in Pine Cones June 1919, this is certainly from 1919, or at least 1920 when The Wolverine was publishing HPL pieces, the poem is completely legible although some of the letters are a bit faded, the 2 pages have been paper taped on the verso as this was framed by Lawson, there is no bleeding or show through from the tape, the handwriting is undeniably Lovecrafts, the condition overall is VERY GOOD-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed by Author. First Edition. Manuscript. Very Good. Illus. by .........

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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      EGYPT NORTH AFRICA SUEZ ISMAILIA 1919 - On offer are two super, original, handwritten notebooks by what appears to be an unidentified British Army Officer who states that he has lived in the Near East for 4 years and was on leave in 1919.One gets the impression the officer intended write a book and lecture on the subjects contained: Book 1 deals with Egyptian occult practices and amulets in great detail. The author of this manuscript affects a very skeptical tone, overtly Christian, and may be writing as a counterpoint to Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge who wrote extensively on Egyptian occult amulets and who translated the Egyptian Book Of The Dead which helped increase the public appetite for the subject. Skeptical he may be but clearly he is fascinated by the occult beliefs of the mass of the people he has met in his travels. The text covers: evil spirits - ginns, amulets - ornamental, charms - paper, tin, lead, wood, magic powders, plants, curses, the healing cup, the black magic trembling cup, good and bad angels, six pages on the evil eye and cures, rabies, beads, etc., etc. The second book is the text to accompany a slide show: "Up the Nile to Assouan and a glimpse of Abu Simbel". 100 pages with an index, no slides, but very erudite. This is not tourist stuff but scientific discourse. The books are in very good condition and measure 9" x 7" and 44 and 100 pages respectively. Handwriting is very clear. Overall G+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
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        With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic 1911-1914

      - [1919] Melrose, London, 1st edition, 4to, pp.xxi, 183, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 1 color folding & 7 bw maps, gilt-lettered spine, black decorated orange cloth; cloth w/ few external marks, spine w/ usual light fading, miss front free ep, tight, very good+, map fine. Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer "Nimrod" British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master "Aurora" Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander "Ross Sea" Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ personal account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, the official account of which was Mawson’s ‘The Home of the Blizzard’. Davis provides the details of the voyages of the ship which were not included in Mawson’s work. Scarce, particularly so with this binding. Rosove 87.A1.b, Spence 354. Ref 22503 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Responsibilities: Poems and a Play

      The Cuala Press. First edition, one of 400 numbered copies.. Spine slightly darkened; some minor spotting in the rear gutter; very good copy.. Wade 110; Miller, Cuala Press, 20; NCBEL III, 1919. 8vo, original quarter linen and gray boards lettered in black on the upper board.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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