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      Nancy - Paris - Strasbourg: Berger-Levrault, 1919. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Aging of cheap paper, but otherwise close to Fine. Original wraps bound into cloth at an early date. Illustrated with thirteen maps and charts. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Below Foch's signature is this handwritten SIGNED statement: "This volume was signed as a [?] by/Ferdinand Foch, Marichal de France, at/Columbia University, 19 Nov. 1921, immediately/after receiving the degree of Doctor of Laws,/for which degree, I, as Chairman of the/Bd. of Trustees had proposed him./Wm. Barclay Parsons." Parsons, an engineer who designed the Cape Cod Canal, was also Chief Engineer of the New York Rapid Transit Commission, and as such responsible for the construction of the New York Subway system. Foch served as general in the French Army during World War I and was made Marshal of France in its final year, 1918. Shortly after the start of the Spring Offensive, Germany's final attempt to win the war, Foch was chosen as Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies, a position that he held until 11 November 1918, when he accepted the German Surrender. Parson's bookplate on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        LA GUIRLANDE DES MOIS. Pour l' année 1919

      - Almanach très apprécié entièrement illustré par Georges BARBIER. Notre exemplaire enrichi d'un très beau dessin original à l'aquarelle signé Georges BARBIER. AUTEUR: Avec des contributions g 'Albert Flament , Henri de Regnier, Barbier etc. TITRE: LA GUIRLANDE DES MOIS. Pour l' année 1919 LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris, MEYNIAL, 1919. Édition originale. COLLATION: 102 pages (complet) FORMAT: In-32 (8 x 11.5 cm) RELIURE: Reliure éditeur en pleine soie, ornée d'une charmante composition, signée G. Barbier 1918. Accompagnée d'une jaquette & d'un emboitage éditeur, tous deux illustrés par Georges Barbier. Papiers de garde à motifs de fleurs Trois tranches dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: Nombreuses vignettes tirées en bistre, + 6 compositions aquarellées au pochoir. ETAT: Intérieur frais en parfait état. Le cartonnage et la soie en très bon état. Jaquettes passée au dos, quelques petits frottements en bordure, et infimes déchirures au niveau de la coiffe de tête. Emboitage cassé avec un côté manquant, uniformement bruni. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: George Barbier (Nantes 1882 - Paris 1932) est un peintre, dessinateur de mode et illustrateur français. [.] L'influence des vases grecs, des miniatures indiennes, d'Aubrey Beardsley et de Léon Bakst marqua profondément son style précis et élégant, typique de la facture Art déco. (Wikipedia) POIDS: 250 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gribaudo Vandamme]
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        Autograph letter signed to the Governor of Brixton Prison sending a copy of his "Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy" [George Allen & Unwin, 1st edition, 1919]

      Following his conviction for lecturing against the entry of the United States into WWI he was sentenced to 6-months imprisonment which he served at Brixton Prison; whilst incarcerated there he wrote the above book. Loosely inserted in the volume is an A.L.S., 1-page 8vo with conjugate blank, written from Lady Ottoline Morrell's residence, The Manor House, Garsington, Oxford & dated 20th March 1919. He writes "Sir, I am venturing to send you the book I wrote while under your charge - I know its contents cannot interest you, but I imagine not very many books are written in Brixton Prison, & I thought you might wish your collection not to be incomplete. Yours very truly, Bertrand Russell". The cloth of the binding faded, the letter fine.

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        British History Traced From Egypt And Palestine Also The Anglo-Saxon Original. Palestine Into Britain. Lost Tribes Of Israel Interest

      London: The Imperial British Israel Association, 1919. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. (Religion) (History) ROBERTS, L.G.A. British History Traced From Egypt And Palestine Also The Anglo-Saxon Original. Second title included: Palestine Into Britain. Scripturally, Historically, Ethnologically, Numismatically And Ecclesiastically Considered, With Maps And Diagrams Of Coins. London: Imperial British-Israel Association, 1919, 1910. Hardcover. Duodecimo. Slight lean. Starting at front end board. PO bookplate on front end board. Toning. PO underlining. Good. $750.00

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        The Moon and Sixpence (SIGNED COPY)

      New York: George M. Doran, 1919 Hardcover Doran early printing SIGNED by Somerset Maugham with personalized inscription to early California novelist Mary Stewart Daggett, author of Mariposilla & many other popular novels of the American West, inscription dated Oct, 1920, a nice copy with edge wear & soil to brown cloth boards, binding tight, pages clean & unmarked, corners & ends bumped & frayed, slightly cocked, small stain front endpaper edge, else a Very Good SIGNED copy of one of Maugham's most famous and enduring novels; 8vo; 314pp. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good+.

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        Corriere della Sera.

      Subject: (Giornali). Milano, 1919, A. 44, n 1/261 (1/1 - 22/9/1919) duecentosessantuno fascicoli rilegati in due volumi in mezza tela.

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        Memorandum of the Don Republic Delegation [at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919]

      Paris, 1919. First Edition. Quarto (31cm). Sewn pamphlet; self-wraps; 8pp. Partial split to bound edge; minor soil and foxing; complete and Good. Text in English.& & A stirring plea for sovereign recognition, dated May 15, 1919, written by the President of the Don Cossack Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference. & & In 1917, following the Russian Revolution, the Don Cossacks - for hundreds of years an autonomous entity within the borders of Imperial Russia - had been the first nation to declare open war against the Bolsheviks. By 1918, the Cossacks declared the complete independence of the Republic of the Don, and Cossack troops formed the effective mass of the anti-Bolshevik White Army. The Don Delegation's plea for recognition was essentially ignored by the major powers at the Paris Peace Conference, who had made the deliberate decision to let matters in Russia play out on their own. Without international support, the White Army and the Don Republic collapsed completely by the end of 1919, effectively putting an end to the anti-Bolshevik resistance within Russia. The Soviet process of "de-cossackization" began immediately and continued through the Stalin purges of the 1930s, with the result that the ethnic Cossack population in Russia was thoroughly decimated, either by disease, famine, or deportation, by the end of the Second World War.& & An important and very scarce survival, presumably one of very few official documents to be issued by this short-lived and now nearly forgotten nation-state. OCLC notes one location only for this English-language edition (BDIC Nanterre, which also owns a French-language edition, as does University of Manchester). No locations found in North America.

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        Dal River (print)

      1919. Fine condition. Original etching by Zorn. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom left corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 4.6 x 7.0 inches (11.7 x 17.8 cm.) leaf measures 8.7 x 10.8 inches (22 x 27.5 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression with very slight mat burn. Asplund 284.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        The War Poems

      London: William Heinemann,, 1919. Small octavo. Original red cloth, paper title labels to both spine and upper board. With the dust jacket. A bright copy, browning strip to front free endpaper, dust jacket nicked to corners and faded to spine First edition, first impression. Collects a number of the author's best known war poems, and prints numerous previously unpublished works. Sassoon's key poetical statement on the war. Distinctly uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ten Days That Shook the World

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); green cloth lettered in orange on spine and front panel; pictorial endpapers; 371pp; illus. Contemporary owners name (in ink) on Contents page, a one inch hairline split at upper front hinge, with a few barely discernable spots of soil to text edges; Near Fine. & & Reed's classic first-hand account of the October, 1917 Russian revolution, written while on assignment for The Masses. A problematic title in the First edition, as nearly every copy we have encountered has been split at the hinges. A lovely, unworn copy with the hinges still tight. ADAMS p.61.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Collision of alpha Particles with Light Atoms; An Anomalous Effect in Nitrogen

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Ernest Rutherford's announcement of the splitting of the atom and the discovery of the proton. PMM 411. "In the last year of war, in April 1919... Rutherford sent off a paper that, had he done nothing else, would earn him a place in history... As was usual with Rutherford's experiments, the apparatus was simple to the point of being crude: a small glass tube inside a sealed brass box fitted at one end with a zinc-sulphide scintillation screen. The brass box was filled with nitrogen and then through the glass tube was passed a source of alpha particles- helium nuclei- given off by radon, the radioactive gas of radium. The excitement came when Rutherford inspected the activity on the zinc-sulphide screen: the scintillations were indistinguishable from those obtained from hydrogen. How could that be, since there was no hydrogen in the system? This led to the famously downbeat sentence in the fourth part of Rutherford's paper: 'From the results so far obtained it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the long-range atoms arising from collision of alpha particles with nitrogen are not nitrogen atoms but probably atoms of hydrogen... If this be the case, we must conclude that the nitrogen atom is disintegrated.' The newspapers were not so cautious. Sir Ernest Rutherford, they shouted, had split the atom. He himself realised the importance of his work. His experiments had drawn him away, temporarily, from antisubmarine research. He defended himself to the overseers' committee: 'If, as I have reason to believe, I have disintegrated the nucleus of the atom, this is of greater significance than the war.' In a sense, Rutherford had finally achieved what the old alchemists had been aiming for, transmuting one element into another." (Watson, The Modern Mind, 256-7). Rutherford's experiment convinced him that the nitrogen nucleus was composed of hydrogen nuclei; the hydrogen nucleus, therefore, must be an elementary particle. Rutherford named it the ' proton,' from the Greek 'protos,' meaning 'first.' Printing and the Mind of Man, 411. Particle Physics... Chronological Bibliography: "Discovery of the Proton". Also includes articles by Oliver Lodge, Lord Rayleigh, Norman Campbell, J.J. Thomson, and many others. In: The Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 222, pp.537-87. London: Taylor and Francis, 1919. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter calf, marbled boards. The complete volume (January - June, 1919) offered. Some scuffing to binding, early institutional stamp (1921) on volume title, rear inner hinge split (but completely holding); text fine.

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        [Rutherford's Announcement of the Splitting of the Atom] COLLISION OF ALPHA PARTICLES WITH LIGHT ATOMS. In Philosophical Magazine, Vol. XXXVII. Sixth Series, January - June 1919, pp. 537-587. Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 411

      London:: Taylor and Francis,, 1919. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback rebacked to style in half black leather contemporary blue cloth boards by Morley, Oxford. Raised bands spine, gilt lettering spine. Small tasteful owner bookplate front paste-down. Minimal chips to ffep archivally repaired. Minimal fading to blue cloth covered boards. 8vo.

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      New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Small leather bookplate on the upper left corner of the front pastedown with slight offsetting to the front endpaper. The yellow cloth is lightly soiled, more so to the spine which is sunned as well. The white paper spine label is intact, though a little wrinkled and soiled. Contents are tight and clean. Housed in a plain black cloth slipcase. Lacks the rare dustwrapper. Very Good and scarce when signed. Anderson's third and best known book, one of the most important books of American fiction of the twentieth century, this copy with all first issue points: map on the front pastedown; title page frame unbroken; "lay" for "lie" on page 86, line 5; and broken type on page 251, line 3; top edge stained yellow matching the cloth. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page just below the title "Winesburg, Ohio."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen fur die Flache Monatshefte fur die Verzierende Kunst

      New York.: Gotham Book Mart.. No date. Ca. 1919.. 30 color (stencil) plates tipped onto black sheets with small label with plate number in the upper right margin, 13 x 9 1/2 inches, decorative papercovered boards. Considerable wear to covers, some flaking to page edges, images in fine condition. A stunning display of "Decorative Designs for Artisans and Craftsmen," one of a series, periodically issued. .

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        Historischer Atlas des Wiener Stadtbildes

      Wien, Vlg. d. Deutschösterr. Staatsdruckerei 1919.. 2°. 34 S., 47 (v. 50) doppelbl. gr. Taf. (dav. 3 farb.). in Photolithogr., 18 Textabb. OHLn.-Mappe. Berieb. - (Arbeiten d. kunsthistor. Instituts d. Univers. Wien, Lehrkanzel Strzygowski, Bd. XVI) Gugitz 12187 - Es fehlen die Taf. 2, 9, 12. - Buchschmuck v. Rud. Junk.

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        Le retour de l'enfant prodigue *

      La Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 1919. - Broché 26 x 18, couverture bicolore illustrée rempliée, dos muet. L'un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches. Bonne édition à typographie bicolore de cet illustré classique, orné également de bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampe.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1919

      John Wisden & Co. 1919 - Fifty-sixth edition. Original paper wrappers. Spine darkened and slightly chipped at head and tail, edges rubbed. A very good copy.

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        In Praise Of Stevenson: An Anthology: The Bookfellow Series Series

      Chicago, Illinois: The Bookfellows. Very Good. 1919. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5.5 x 8 in.: 142 pages. First edition limited to 325 copies. Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. DOUBLE INSCRIBED COPY. Book is SIGNED BY EDITOR (Vincent Starrett), with inscription, "Dear P. J. J - Kind regard, and gratitude for your interest. Vincent Starrett 10 March 1920" on front flyleaf, and SIGNED BY DEDICATEE (Walter M. Hill) to whom the book was dedicated, "With best wishes from one booklover to another, Walter M. Hill March 13th 1920", on dedication page. Lastly, it has an biographical newspaper article on Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (dated 3-28-20 The Line) affixed at the bottom of the half title page. Boards are dark green with light brown spine binding, and paper author and title labels on spine and front cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated earlier), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for rubbing at board corners). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.: Signed by Editor .

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        The CALL Of The CLOUDS

      East Greenwich, R. I.:: The Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation,. (1919).. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 4-1/8". 1st printing. Not in Brockett's Bibliography of Aeronautics [though 5 other Gallaudet entries are present]; no copies located on OCLC. Unpaginated, though 16 pages.. Brown stiff-stock paper wrappers printed in dark olive green, string tie.. Minor wear, with hint of damp adhesion to 'thumb' area of text fore-. edge. Still, a VG+ copy.. A rare trade catalogue from this firm first organized in 1908 by Edson Gallaudet, forming the first aircraft engineering office. In 1910, he established Gallaudet Engineering Company to build planes under contract. In 1917, he reorganized as Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, which, as its first product, in 1918, mass produced Curtis floatplanes. In 1923, the firm was sold to Major Rueben Fleet, and became part of Consolidated Aircraft. & & This promotional booklet describes the Gallaudet Chummy Flyabout Sport Model, a two-seater powered by two 18 h.p. pusher-type motors.... at the bargain price of $3,500. We find no evidence this plane was ever actually produced.

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        Les signes parmi nous *

      Éditions des Cahiers Vaudois, Lausanne (1919). - Broché 19 x 15, couverture imprimée sur papier à peine azuré, étui-boîte demi parchemin 22 x 17 de Jacques Menétrey, dos titré or, plats de papier artisanal à décors géométriques réguliers ne rendant pas leur symbolisme moins obscur, d'un coloris subtilement accordé, avec un subtile décalage du côté vert, à la teinte si légère de la couverture, lettre manuscrite sous passe, vi(li)sible sur la troisième page comportant la signature et donnant un accès immédiat sur les deux premières une fois dépliée. Exemplaire de tête à toutes marges (rempliées sur le grand côté ?) dont le nom du 70ème souscripteur a été effacé. Personne ne nous contestera qu'il est avantageusement remplacé par une bien bonne lettre autographe de l'auteur à un présumé homme de lettres non identifié, qui semble avoir rédigé un article sur l'auteur dans une revue dont on ne trouve trace chez Bringolf: La Revue Contemporaine. Datée de 1923, la missive est à la fois un modèle de modestie et d'affirmation du caractère bien trempé de son auteur, tout en ménageant la susceptibilité de son destinataire. Du grand art.Autre exemplaire du tirage ordinaire (qui n'est l'est pas) disponible sur demande, enrichi du monogramme d'Elie Gagnebin à la date du 29 juin 1919.Un troisième avec un envoi et une autre bonne lettre autographe signée à un Sandoz.Un quatrième tout nu.Un cinquième itou mais néanmoins habillé d'une reliure.Un sixième avec carte autographe contrecollé destiné par l'auteur à Jacques Copeau.[Bringolf 23] Édition originale. L'un des 85 exemplaires de tête numérotés et réimposés sur Johannot, signés, outre 1'200 ordinaires.

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        Album of Revolutionary Russia

      Russian Socialist Federation. Hardcover. Moscow, nd, circa 1919. Oblong folio, 48 pp. A photographic album covering the years 1917-1919 published as a souvenir for an American audience by the newly formed Russian Socialist Federation. Contains pictures of various luminaries - Lenin, Trotsky, etc. - as well as marches, the attack of the Czar's palace, riots, etc. Some wear to boards, contents are fine. Lacks the outer cloth folding case. A fascinating and rare photographic history of the Russian Revolution. . Very Good. 1919. First Edition.

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      London: John Murray,. 1919. original decorated gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Small private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A bit of. soiling to cloth along fore-edges, still a clean, near fine copy. A. nice copy of an uncommon book seldom found in superior condition. The. pictorial front panel of the dust jacket is tipped onto the rear. paste-down. (#137655). First edition, U.S. issue with remnant of small E. P. Dutton & Company printed label tipped onto recto of title leaf. Six supernatural tales, four of which follow the literary conventions for the ghost story formulated by M. R. James. "While Jackson's work does not have the originality of James' own, it does manage to combine an authentic sense of place together with a well-handled development of ghostly atmosphere and fully repays the attention of the supernatural enthusiast."- Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 278. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3- 103. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 892. Bleiler (1978), p. 108. Reginald 07751.

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        Six poèmes *

      A.J.Gonon, Paris 1919. - En feuilles 43 x 33, couverture marbrée feuilles d'automne avec nom frappé or. Dos fissuré, menus défauts. Imposant et fragile ouvrage artisanal, publiée par un relieur (celui d'Eluard) qui a été tenté par l'édition. Les gardes ont été renforcées par une double feuillet (volant) de papier (Vergé) Van Gelder, ce qui a évité que le verso de la délicate couverture ne décharge sur ce beau Japon. Cette majestueuse plaquette étant annoncé "dans une version nouvelle de Léon Bazalgette", est-ce à dire qu'une publication en revue la précède ? Un grand souffle poétique parcourt ces textes qui n'ont particulièprement bien vieilli, peut-être est-ce dû aux thèmes éternels abordés, d'un érotisme à la fois léger, direct et naturel.La couverture des Japon semble différente de celle des ordinaires, dans des tons de bleu nuit, tandis que l'intégralité du tirage est manifestement signée.Premier et émouvant livre illustré par Lurçat, dans le meilleur exemplaire possible après le premier truffé de tous les dessins, avec un petit envoi de l'éditeur. Édition originale. Après le numéro 1 comportant tous les dessins originaux L'un des 14 exemplaires de tête numérotés et réimposés sur Japon, signés par l'illustrateur et l'éditeur, avant 100 Vélin van Gelder.

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        The Mystery of Easter Island. The Story of an Expedition

      London: Printed for the Author by Hazell, Watson & Viney and sold by Sifton, Praed, (1919).. Large thick 8vo. (24 x 16.5cm). pp.xxi + 404 + 1 (advertisement]). Photogravure frontis of an Easter Island head, and photogravure portrait of the author, both with tissue guards. All figures and maps present as called for: 134 figures, including all fold-out panoramas; 11 maps and plans, as called for, including those also designated figures, with fold-out colour map at END. Many of the figures, including panoramas, are photographic illustrations. Original dark green cloth, gilt decorated, slightly rubbed. T.e.g., others uncut. Previous owner's name in blue crayon to front free endpaper. Trifle dusty. Very light occasional spot, o/w no foxing. Binding sound and firm. A very good copy indeed. First edition.

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        One of Theodore Roosevelt's Last Signed Letters

      New York, 1919. Theodore Roosevelt signed this typed letter on 3 January 1919, three days before his death in the early morning of 6 January 1919. The short letter, on Kansas City Star letterhead, is to the father of Major Clyde E. Winterton expressing appreciation for sharing a letter from his son that described combat in the final days of World War One during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Perhaps, Roosevelt's response was so brief as a result of his extreme emotional distress over the loss of his son, Quentin, in the war. The letter has been trimmed at the margins. An accompanying newspaper clipping notes that this letter from Roosevelt was one of the last that he wrote. A transcript of the letter that Winterton's father sent to Roosevelt is also included. (This letter was found laid in to a scrapbook kept by Winterton. The scrapbook is being sold separately.). Signed by Author. Letter. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        la boîte à joujoux

      Paris: Durand & Fils, ca. 1919. First edition.. Wraps. Very good. André Hellé. Oblong folio: 9½ by 12½ inches. Original wraps decorated in color on the upper and lower wrap. Debussy's music is complemented by Hallé's sets and costumes for the 1919 ballet. Title page and 5 introductory pages hand colored; there are colored full page divisions for each of the 4 tableaux, as well as 13 full page colored illustrations reproducing the children's ballet of December, 1919. A copyright date on the typeset title page is 1913, but this is the date of the composition of the music. Debussy died in 1918, leaving only the piano score and a few pages of orchestration. These were complete by his student André Caplet for the debut in 1919 with Hallé's sets and costumes. Issued in both wraps and boards, this is the copy in publisher's wraps. Both issues are rare and fragile. The spine and one of the folds of the wraps have been strengthened on this copy, there is some light wear to the corners else this is a very good copy. The original glassine jacket has been replaced with new glassine. With the ownership signature of Glenn Bohannon, Napoli, 1945, on the front free endpaper. Protected in a custom made clamshell case.

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      1919. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 4 pp ads dated 1919. Original sage green cloth decorated in black. First Edition, published about three months before the American edition. This was Maugham's first book published after OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1915); he was an intelligence agent during the war, permitting him considerable travel. THE MOON AND SIXPENCE is~an excellent presentation of the [Paul] Gauguin case in the person of Strickland (not meant to be the French painter himself), a stockbroker who deserts wife, work and family after 17 years to become a painter. Everything is subordinated to his passion for his art and he regards love as a tiresome intrusion upon it. He dies of leprosy in the South Seas, leaving behind the pictures that make his name famous. [CGEL]~This copy is from the first issue (the three issues differ only in ads): the four pages of ads are present, and on their second page are listed six titles by Phillpotts, seventeen by Steel, and three by Zangwill. Condition is fine -- which is quite remarkable given how cheaply-produced the book was (the leaves are slightly browned, as always). After OF HUMAN BONDAGE and THE RAZOR'S EDGE, this is among Maugham's top titles. Toole Stott A22a.

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        Le bien commun *

      Éditions du Sablier, Genève 16.9.1919. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Dos et tranches jaunies, mouillure en bord par intermittence. Exemplaire non numéroté, mais identifié sans erreur possible avec le filligrane du papier, à faire laver par un amateur exigent. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 30 exemplaires (a)numérotés sur Ingres, outre 21 Japon signés (le premier avec 27 dessins, le deuxième avec la suite signée) et 750 vergé.

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        Three Original Watercolours Showing a Vietnamese Carrier, a Palanquin and a Porter].

      1919 - Ca. 1919. Three works, watercolour and pencil on French watermarked bluish album paper, two ca. 31x23,5 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ¼ in), one slightly smaller. Mounted on period slightly larger brown paper leaves. Pencil captions under the images, and pencil notes on the mounts. Overall a very good collection. The collection includes interesting images of a Vietnamese palanquin carrier, dressed in traditional red ao-dai (robe) with yellow mount, and a head dress; one of the watercolours shows him while holding the carcass of a palanquin. The third picture presents a colourful red palanquin with green decorations and yellow ornaments. Overall a nice collection illustrating the traditional transport of Vietnam.

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        Exposition du Systême du Monde.Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle-Social, l'An IV [1796]. First edition.

      An outstanding copy, in contemporary red morocco and with the very rare errata leaves, of Laplace's classic work on the origin and formation of the solar system in which he first stated his celebrated 'nebular hypothesis.' Sparrow, Milestones of Science 123; Honeyman 1919.<br/><br/> "One of the most successful popularizations of science ever composed." (DSB). "An elegant, non-mathematical classic on astronomy. It is in this work that Laplace introduced one of his most notable contributions (although he himself did not take it very seriously at first) -- the so-called nebular hypothesis, which provided a conjectural account of the origin of the solar system. This remained through the 19th century the most widely accepted view on the subject" (PMM 252). <br/><br/> "The two-volume work consists of five books. Book I begins with what any attentive observer may see if he will open his eyes to the spectacle of the heavens on a clear night with a view of the whole horizon. Book II (...) sets out the 'real' motions of planets, satellites, and comets and gives the dimensions of the solar system. Book III is a verbal précis of the laws of motion as understood in eighteenth-century rational mechanics, with special reference to astronomy and hydrostatics. In Book IV, Laplace in effect summarized his own work in gravitational mechanics. (...) Only Book V contains material that Laplace had not written up in technical form or presupposed. It gives an overview of the history of astronomy and concludes with the speculation since called the nebular hypothesis and another on the nature of the universe in outer space". (DSB). <br/><br/> As mentioned in the 2004 Christie's sale of the library of Jean-Louis Mosès: "A pair of errata leaves was added to very few copies [not present in the Mosès-Barrillot copy]". Both of these errata leaves are present in our copy. We can find no copy in the auction records having the errata leaves.. 8vo (193 x 116 mm), two volumes bound together in contemporary richly gilt red morocco, pp. [1-7] 8-314, [4:index], [2:errata]; [1-5] 6-312, [4:index], [2:errata]

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      1919. [from Conrad to the Sandersons] A Story Between Two Notes. London: T. Fisher Unwin, (1919). Original dark green cloth. First English Edition, published four months after (and including corrections made by Conrad too late for) the American edition. Unwin published three of Conrad&#39;s first four books (1895-98), but then no others until this one.~This copy does have the "A" in the p. 67 headline (other copies have the "A" slipping or absent). This volume is in very good-to-near-fine condition (very light external wear and soil, slight cracking of the endpapers). Cagle A38.b.1. Provenance (after the original owners, detailed below): bookplate of Stanley J. Seeger&#39;s renowned Joseph Conrad collection. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. ~THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY CONRAD, "To dear Helen & Ted Sanderson | with love | J. Conrad | 1919". Edward Lancelot Sanderson had first met Conrad when, in 1893, he traveled to the South Pacific with John Galsworthy; the two travelers returned via the Torrens, the ship on which Conrad was first mate. At this time Conrad was working on his first book, and Sanderson encouraged him in this pursuit (both on board and after returning to land -- in April 1894 Conrad would spend ten days with the Sanderson family, to work on the final chapter). Sanderson helped to prepare the tale for publication: it would be offered to the public in 1895, as ALMAYER&#39;S FOLLY. Conrad&#39;s next book, AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS (1896), would be dedicated to Sanderson; by then Conrad had also been introduced to Miss Helen Mary Watson, who in 1898 would become Sanderson&#39;s wife. The couple remained two of Conrad&#39;s closest friends and supporters throughout his life.

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      New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1919. First edition. With 4 illustrations by W.H.D. Koerner. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original green cloth lettered in gilt, with title and author&#146;s name in gilt panel on upper cover. In the rare dustjacket. 377. A very good and pleasing copy, the jacket with a bit of mellowing or aging at the rear panel and turnover. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN DUSTJACKET. A story of the American farmer and wheat country.

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        The Brass Check

      Pasadena, CA: Published by the author., [1919]. A Study of American Journalism. Original light brown cloth, spine and front side lettered in gilt, Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper, loosely inserted newspaper clipping, Some light rubbing at extremities with one or two nicks at head and tail of spine, the odd light mark to text leaves, otherwise internally clean and fresh, an excellent copy. First edition. Inscribed from Sinclair to John Nicholas Beffel, the American writer, editor and publicist; "To John Nicholas Beffel/ with best wishes/ Upton Sinclair".

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      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1919. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Clarke, Harry. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Generally acknowledged to be the greatest and most successful of all artists who have attempted to illustrate these stories, the publishers pointed out that &#39;Mr Clarke does not attempt to limit the weird effect... but horror and intense feeling are depicted with a grace and beauty of detail that lift the designs far above morbidity&#39;. Although later reproduced with colour plates, these are considered to be Clarke&#39;s masterpieces in black and white. 24 full-page b/w plates plus decorations. Green cloth, black titles and vignette. Top edge gilt. 383pp. 10.75 x 8". Spine and corners bumped and rubbed, cover edges lightly rubbed and cloth very slightly scuffed. Damp stain to corner of rear cover and pastedown. Endpapers browned. Light foxing to contents and grubby fingermarks to page margins. Large but neat inscription in ink to front endpaper. One page (333/4) has a ragged margin (from being roughly opened after cutting/binding process) and page 341/2 has a 3.5cm closed horizontal tear to the margin. A nice copy. [R]

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        L&#39;Appartement des jeunes filles. Orné de gravures au burin par J.-E. Laboureur

      Paris: Camille Bloch, 1919. Livre. Illus. by Jean-Emile Laboureur. Bon. Couverture souple. Ed. originale. In-12. Paris, Camille Bloch, 1919. 19,5 x 11,5 cm, in-12 raisin, 70 pp. - 3 ff. n. ch., avec 6 planches gravées sur cuivre au burin par Laboureur, dont une en frontispice, toutes sous serpente, broché, couverture mauve rempliée et illustrée, dos muet. Edition originale et premier tirage. L&#39;un des 500 exemplaires sur vergé rose à la forme (seul papier après 36 réimposés) : n° 57. Le premier livre d&#39;art de Laboureur, rare et recherché. Couverture un peu insolée, infimes manques de papier en coiffes, quelques rousseurs. (MONOD, 170).

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        Dal River (print)

      1919 - Original etching by Zorn. Signed and dated in the plate at the bottom left corner and signed in pencil beneath the image on the right by Zorn. Image measures 4.6 x 7.0 inches (11.7 x 17.8 cm.) leaf measures 8.7 x 10.8 inches (22 x 27.5 cm.). Archivally matted. A crisp and clean impression with very slight mat burn. Asplund 284.

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        The Prisoners of Mainz

      London, Chapman and Hall. 1919, 1919. First Edition. 8vo. 274 pp + 2pp ads. Publisher&#39;s oatmeal cloth lightly bumped to extremities otherwise clean and bright, with red and white paper title label to spine. Lower edge untrimmed, some light inoffensive spotting to page edges. Dustwrapper clean and strong with some chipping and loss to edges, most notably a 1cm triangular chip from the upper left of the front panel, not affecting any text. A clean and handsome copy of a compelling and detailed account of being a British prisoner during the First World War, penned by the brother of Evelyn Waugh who despite a capacity for upper crust campery (or indeed perhaps because of it) was also a notable soldier, member of the SAS and one of the select group of people parachuted in to liase with Tito and the Yugoslav partisans during the Second World War.

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        [Bryce, David] The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Appointed to be Read in Churches

      Edinburgh & London: Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, (1919). 876pp. Printed on India paper and illustrated with black & white plates. Between the Old and New Testaments is the Burns family register. Bound in full, intricately blind-stamped leather with the title in gilt on the spine, and with a pocket inside the front cover containing a magnifying glass. Attached to the rear cover is a metal chain that holds the book to a miniature wooden lectern, in accordance with the practice in 16th-century English churches. There is a shelf for storage of the Bible under the lectern. On the bottom of the base is a paper label explaining how the Bible came to be chained, bearing David Bryce&#39;s name. Some light rubbing to covers and a slight split between the frontispiece and title page, else in fine condition. This famous Bible is rare with the lectern. (1 7/8 by 1 3/8; 47x33mm; stand is 5 1/2 inches high).

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        South. The Story of Shackleton&#39;s Last Expedition 1914 - 1917

      London:: William Heinemann,. 1919.. Hardcover. 1st edition, 2nd impression, December 1919, one month after the 1st impression. The account of Shackleton&#39;s amazing story of survival during the "Endurance" expedition. Over all the second impression used far superior paper to the first and because of this there is not the brown brittleness commonly found in the first impression. The silver gilt is very bright making this a very desirable copy. See Spence 1107. Sml. 4to, (xxi) 376pp, col. frontis & b&w plts in text. Original blue cloth w/ silver gilt title and silhouette of "Endurance" trapped in the ice. Scattered fox spotting, light foxing on foredge. Cloth very lightly rubbed at edges, overall a very bright copy.

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        At the Back of the North Wind (First Issue Dust Wrapper and book, JW Smith, Fine)

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1919. First edition. First issue book and wrapper, satsifying all of the points in Nucelman A53. In original white printed glossy dust wrapper with central color illustration offset in light brown background, lettering in black on cover and spine, no other writing on the wrapper (as called for). Beige cloth with bold gilt panel border on front cover surrounding color insert, blue embossed borders. Spine with vignette and lettering all blocked in gilt. Top edges gilt. EIght full-page color plates, color title-page, color insert on cover, blue pictorial illustrated endpapers all by Jessie Willcox Smith. Book is pristine, very fine with no signs of wear. The gilt on the cover and spine are as new. The wrapper is very good or better, completely in tact with only a few random smal chips, esp. to corners and base of spine. A very scarce wrapper for an early Smith book.

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      Published by William Heinemann, 1919. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Limited edition of 325 numbered copies on Japanese vellum (from a total edition of 850 copies, the remainder being printed on handmade paper). White vellum spine with gilt title and vignette. White paperboards with gilt title and vignette to front cover. Tipped-in colour frontis plate. Three double-page colour illustrations plus numerous b/w silhouette illustrations. Copy no. 54 SIGNED by Rackham. Spine bumped, corners worn. Covers slightly grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Slight rubbing to corner of half-title page. An occasional faint mark to contents which are generally fine. A very nice copy of this rare book. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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        La Contessa del "Turf" Operetta in 3 Atti by Cesare Sacchetti... Partitura. Manuscript full score of three orchestral numbers from the third act. Possibly autograph. With numerous corrections and amendations

      Small folio. Original printed wrappers issued by A. Lovari of Florence. 61 pp. Notated in ink on 18-stave paper of Italian manufacture. With corrections in ink and pencil and performance markings in blue and red crayon. Signed in ink and dated November 1919 by the composer on the final page. & & Wrappers reinforced with red cloth tape at spine; small plain white rectangular overpaste to power portion. Slightly worn and stained; signatures detached. In quite good condition overall. . Steiger Titelkatalog I, p. 270. & & First performed in Naples at the Politema Giacosa on March 11, 1920, to a libretto by Cesare Sacchetti. The libretto was published by A. Lovari in 1920; we have not, however, located any published edition of the score nor have we found any information regarding the composer.

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        Two years with the French Army: Section Sanitaire Anglaise 19; An account of the work of a Motor-Ambulance Convoy of the Friends&#39; Ambulance Unit, B.R.C.S. 1916-1918

      London:: The Pelican Press,, 1919.. First or early edition.. Hardcover. VG+. [vi], 120pp, illustrated with photographs and four foldout coloured maps, three of which are printed on the reverse of old sepia maps. After the Foreword and the Chronological Diary, the ten chapters are Flanders, The Somme, The Marne, Champagne, Verdun, The Advance on the Aisne, The Advance on Sedan, Our Relations with the French, Social Life of the Convoy, and Outdoor Recreations, each credited to one of the ten authors listed here, and followed by a Statistical Record (how many patients (thousands), how many kilometres (thousands), patients sitting, patients lying, what kind of vehicles..), Text of Citations for Croix de Guerre, and English Personnel - with home addresses. A very well produced record: a humane work, and a credit to all concerned: contents very clean, with some offsetting from the maps. Octavo, 181x123mm, In the original flush, pale blue paper-covered boards, faded and tanned, and with a small chip to the head of the paper spine. A very nice copy: extremely rare. ** Laid in is a Christmas card from Edward S. May, the author of the Somme chapter, to his aunts, presumably for 1918. With the legend &#39;To wish you a jolly old Christmas&#39;, and printed for the SSA19, the front illustration shows an ambulance man in uniform sitting on the ground behind his vehicle, reflecting on the great battles of the war: May&#39;s conventional greeting is inside. The card is slightly knocked and soiled.**

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        Rag-Time. Pour Onze Instruments Transcription Pour Piano Par l&#39;Auteur

      Paris: Éditions de la Sirène., 1919. Quarto. Original wrappers, folded loose sheets as issued, titles and illustration to front cover in black, 12 pages of musical score. Cover illustration by Pablo Picasso. Spine of covers stengthened to verso, lightly age tanned throughout, edges lightly nicked with a couple of closed tears. First edition, first printing. Edition of 1000 numbered copies, this copy one of 900 on Vergé Anglais paper.

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        Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, in rhyme

      Nisbet & Co, No date.. Hardback in Decorated Boards.. Very good condition./No dust jacket. . Color and B&W illustrations. Edition not stated, but we believe this is the 1919 edition. Complete with 12 color plates with tissue guards. Top edge gilt. No previous owner&#39;s marks. Minor foxing to endpapers. Slight bumping to bottom edge of text block. Front pastedown has small bubbled area. Small label of Gotham Book Mart on rear pastedown. * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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        Our Ex-Presidents : Ex-Presidents of the National Amateur Press Association - Sketches (Lovecraft&#39;s copy)

      Athol, Mass.: W. Paul Cook, 1919. .......Hardcover, first edition, issued without jacket. about vg due to some edge and corner wear. This was Lovecraft&#39;s own copy with his library bookplate on the inside of the front cover and the following inscription on the front free endpaper "To Howard P. Lovecraft with the compliments of W. Paul Cook". A rare chance to own a book from HPL&#39;s own library. . Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Hardcover.

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        Industry and Trade, A Study of Industrial Technique and Business Organization; and of their Influence on the Conditions of Various Classes and Nations,

      First Edition, xiv, 875pp thick large octavo, spine lettering a little dull [as in every copy] but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Macmillan, 1919. * Keynes, 80. "It represents the fruits of Marshall's learning and ripe wisdom on a host of different matters. The book is a mine rather than a railway like the Principles, a thing to quarry in and search for buried treasure. It contains the suggestions, the starting points for many investigations." J. M. Keynes in Memorials of Alfred Marshall (1925) * Industry and Trade, Marshall's second masterpiece, (after Principles of Economics) finally appeared in August 1919. It was a magisterial, largely factual, consideration of trends in the British and international economy and of future economic prospects. * "The present volume is a study of industry and trade; with special reference to the technical evolution of industry, and its influences on the conditions of man's life and work…" Marshall's opening to preface. Within its comprehensive range it includes sections on industrial leadership; mass production; growth of factories; dominant tendencies of business organization; applications of scientific method; scientific management; marketing &c and gives an academic and scholarly overview of the theory (and history) behind the development of manufactures in Britain. * "Alfred Marshall was the dominant figure in British economics (itself dominant in world economics) from about 1890 until his death in 1924. His specialty was microeconomics - the study of individual markets and industries, as opposed to the study of the whole economy… To make economics dynamic rather than static, Marshall used the tools of classical mechanics, including the concept of optimization. With these tools he, like neoclassical economists who have followed in his footsteps, took as givens technology, market institutions, and people's preferences. But Marshall was not satisfied with his approach. He once wrote that "the Mecca of the economist lies in economic biology rather than in economic dynamics." In other words, Marshall was arguing that the economy was an evolutionary process in which technology, market institutions, and people's preferences evolve along with people's behaviour." - New Palgrave.

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        Harlot&#39;s House

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 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.. Signed by Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Vassos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Die Zukunft.

      Bln., Die Zukunft, 1907-1919. - Hrsg. von Maximilian Harden. Band 61-97, 99-105 und 107 [von 118] in 45 Bänden. 45 Hlwdbde. d. Zt. mit hs. Rsch. (diese mit Gebrauchsspuren). Ca. 20.000 SS. Sprache: Deutsch, Erste Ausgaben. - Eine der bedeutendsten politisch-kulturellen Zeitschriften der Jahrhundertwende, die öfter vor Gericht landete und zeitweise verboten wurde. Obwohl hauptsächlich politischen Inhalts finden sich hier Erstdrucke von Thomas Mann (Potempa I, G 54.1 u. G 81.1, letzterer nie nachgedruckt), Heinrich Mann (Nestler E 81.1, E 84.1 u. K 3), Robert Walser ("Die Schlacht von Sempach" u.a.), Stefan Zweig (Klawiter D 73, D 155, D 183, D 196, F 13, G 229, G 230, G 243, G 290, H 64, H 143, H 285, H 404, H 695, H 699, I 124, J 79, K 282, L 123 u. M 16), Paul Scheerbart (Kohnle 109; 6 Beiträge), Martin Buber, Lovis Corinth, Theodor Fontane, Friedrich Gundolf, Gustav Landauer, Theodor Lessing, Erich Mühsam, Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona), Max Brod, Albert Ehrenstein, Willy Haas, Christian Morgenstern, Lion Feuchtwanger, Paul Zech, Frank Wedekind, Armin T. Wegner, Alfred Wolfenstein, Max Dauthendey, Richard Dehmel, Arthur Holitscher, John Hoexter, Kurt Tucholsky, Franz Werfel, Arnold Zweig u.v.a. - Dietzel-H. IV, 3322. Eberlein IV, 37737. Schlawe I, 71 f. - Leicht gebräunt, sonst gute einheitlich gebundene Reihe, jeweils mit dem ersten Vorderdeckel mit eingebunden.

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