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        Rag-Time. Pour Onze Instruments Transcription Pour Piano Par l'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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. * * *

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Our Ex-Presidents : Ex-Presidents of the National Amateur Press Association - Sketches (Lovecraft'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'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's own library. . Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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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'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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      British airship commander, the first to use a British airship on patrol in World War One and the first to make a transatlantic airship flight in 1919. ALS, 2pp (single leaf), 4½" X 7½", Cardington, England, 1930 February 25. Addressed to the librarian of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Near fine. Single original mailing fold. Blind-embossed crest. Boldly penned in blue fountain pen from the "Royal Airship Works," Scott transmits "the 'Royal Aeronautical Society' Journal, of November 1929 [not present], which include a copy of the lecture I gave before the Society, on the subject of 'Handling & Mooring of Airships'...." Handsomely signed in full. Scott was killed eight months later in the spectacular crash of the airship R 101 in northern France -- which signaled the end of Britain's interest in dirigibles. Extremely scarce in this form, especially with dirigible content.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        Dada 4-5. [In cop.: Anthologie Dada. Paruit sous la direction de Tristan Tzara.]

      Mouvement Dada (chez J. Heuberger) 1919 (15 Mai) Straordinario numero doppio dell?«Anthologie Dada», vede protagonisti tutti i maggiori esponenti del movimento. Raccoglie notevoli opere artistiche e poetiche d?avanguardia di Picabia, Tzara, Cocteau, Reverdy, Giacometti, Eggeling, Soupault, Aragon, Richter, Breton, Radiguet, Arp, Ribemont Dessaignes, Buffet, Klee, Perez-Jorba, Albert-Birot, Hausmann. Edizione con testi in lingua francese (esiste anche una tiratura con testo bilingue tedesco-francese). Fragile documento in stato di conservazione molto buono. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force under the Command General Sir Edmund H.H. Allenby. July 1917 to October 1918. Compiled from Official Sources and Published by the Palestine News.

      Cairo, Government Press and Survey of Egypt, 1919. - Small folio (234 x 300 mm). (6), 113, (1) pp. With Allenby's portrait frontispiece, 56 coloured maps and facing explanatory texts printed on versos. Contemporary Jerusalem olive wood boards with bevelled edges and giltstamped calf spine. First edition, edited by Harry Pirie-Gordon as a souvenir album: an account of the 1917-19 campaign in the Middle East. Contains two reports written by T. E. Lawrence: "Sherifian Co-Operation in September" and "Story of the Arab Movement", in which he details the Ashraf contribution to the War effort and narrates his own involvement in a third-person report. A near-flawless copy, beautifully bound in boards of polished olive wood with the Cross of Jerusalem engraved on the upper cover and the word "Jerusalem" calligraphically painted on the lower one. Includes a printed "Programme of the Passion-Week Ceremonies Which Will be Held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre" (April 12-20, 1919) with pencilled annotations. O'Brien A011. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Published by Collins Clear Type Press, 1919. Hardback. Good/Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Large format. Blue cloth spine. Buff boards with blue title and white vignette of Gyp (a young white Aberdeen terrier) to front cover. 15 colour illustrations and b/w text illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped and worn, cover edges rubbed. Some browning/foxing to endpapers. A couple of hinges are cracked. Two leaves have small patches of damage to them. A couple of hinges are cracked. Some fingering to contents but generally clean. Dustwrapper is a bit grubby, is edge chipped and rubbed and has a large closed tear to rear panel which has been repaired. [R]

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      Published by William Heinemann, 1919. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Rackham's illustrations for Cinderella (and also Sleeping Beauty) differ from those in his previous books in that they rely almost entirely on silhouette for their effect. Typically, Rackham completely mastered this new medium, successfully evoking the character of each protagonist through gesture and profile alone. Colour frontis, three double-page silhouette colour illustrations, 14 single page in black-and-white. Orange and black pictorial boards showing Cinderella with the magic pumpkin, rats and the Fairy Godmother. Green/white pictorial endpapers. 110 pages. 10 x 7.5 inches. An extremely striking book. SIGNED by author, C.S. Evans, with inscription: 'To Kathleen Clifford, With the best of all wishes - may she never grow too old to like a fairy story. C.S. Evans, Feb 1920'. Lower edges rubbed, corners a little worn. Slight dampmark to top edge of rear endpaper. Covers and contents very clean. Protected by original brown dustwrapper which darkened to spine and is chipped at edges with slight loss. A scarce book with a rare signature. [R]

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        Allevamento dello struzzo nell'Africa settentrionale.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1919, 16mo cart. cop. orig. ill. col. pp. XII-132 con 14 inc. n.t. e 23 tav. col. f.t. + 64 (lista dei manuali). Eccellente stato di nuovo.

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        World War I American Nurse's photograph album of Base Hospital 116 at Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France

      A nurse's photographic record of Base Hospital 116 at Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France during World War 1, humorously refered to by the Americans as "Bacillus on Mush". (1) The nurse, who is not immediately identifiable, worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the hospital that seemed to supply most of the personel for this field hospital. The Officers in the large pre-departure photographs are also pictured in this photograph- "Officers of the American Expeditionary Forces and the Baker mission. (Source available on request but internet location is not permitted in the description). Oblong 4to photograph album, approx. 15 x 11". Faux leather covers, black album pages, tied binding. Pages are extremely brittle and chipped and the album is essentially disbound. 50 pp album, the first 23 pages with real photographs & ephemera on both sides of the page, most with legible pencil notation on quite a few of the pictures. The following 23 pages are blank (and in better condition than the previous 23pp); the last 4 pp with ephemera. & & The photographs are very intimate - snapshots of friends, colleagues, the operating theater, the barracks, etc. & & Ephemera in the album includes includes:& & 1. Names and Addresses: Officers, Nurses and Enlisted Personnel Base Hospital 116 A.E.F. 18pp pamphlet with wrappers, with many annotations correcting addresses for the people listed and some people crossed out (deceased?)& & 2. "Index to Photographs Taken by Members of Base Hospital No. 116. & 1- Each photograph is numbered on the back.& 2- The number on each photograph corresponds with the same number on the index.& 3- A brief description of each photograph including date, location and individual, has been named to the best of my ability. & & R. Mc Intosh"& & 6pp typescript index listing 108 photographs. On the few photographs where it is possible to see the verso, the number on the back corresponds with this list. & & 3. Base Hospital #116. & 10pp typescript list of personnel with their age, next of kin & address. Paperclipped.& & 4. Base Hospital 116 Bulletin, November 1, 1919. & Photostat, 5pp listing contact details and what people are doing. For example "practising (sic) medicine; principal of schools; import and export business; to be married on Nov. 11". & & A possible owner of the album could be Miss Helen Kerr, later Mrs. Ernest Greene Jr, whose wedding is reported in a pair of captioned newspaper photographs in the album, although neither her name nor that of her husband are listed in any of the personnel lists so it may not be her album. & & A fascinating contemporary & intimate photographic record of life at a field hospital during World War 1. & & (1) Gavin, Lettie. "American Women in World War 1. They Also Served".

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        SOUTH: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition

      London: William Heinemann, 1919. First edition, first issue. With a color frontispiece, 87 illustrations from photos and drawings, and a folding map at the rear. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth lettered and pictorially decorated in silver on spine and upper cover. xxi, 368. A handsome, clean, fresh and well preserved copy. The paper toned far less than normal, the binding and silverwork in pleasing order with only very minimal evidence of age. ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS IN THE SOUTH POLAR OEUVRE AND INCREASINGLY MORE RARE AND DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN, ESPECIALLY IN COLLECTOR’S CONDITION. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST EPICS IN THE HISTORY OF ANTARCTIC TRAVEL AND ONE OF THE MOST HARROWING TALES EVER PENNED OF RESCUE AND HUMAN TRIUMPH. SOUTH is the story of Shackleton's failed attempt, after learning of Amundsen's attainment of the South Pole, to be the first to cross the final continent from sea to sea. One of the great titles in the Polar genre. Copies of the first issue of the first edition in any condition have become truly scarce. “The story of our attempt is the subject for the following pages, and I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty, and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which, even in these days that have witnessed the sacrifices of nations and regardlessness of self on the part of individuals, still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war and the strain of the last five years to read, perhaps with more understanding minds, the tale of the White Warfare of the South. The struggles, the disappointments, and the endurance of this small party of Britishers, hidden away for nearly two years in the fastnesses of the Polar ice, striving to carry out the ordained task and ignorant of the crises through which the world was passing, make a story which is unique in the history of Antarctic exploration.” - Shackleton from the Preface.

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        The Moon and Sixpence

      London: Heinemann. (1919). One of Maugham's most successful and influential novels, loosely based on the life of the artist Paul Gauguin but with autobiographical elements as well: a respected professional leaves his conventional life, and his family, to pursue the life of an artist -- a path that Maugham himself took shortly after writing this book. It was the first novel he published after the success of Of Human Bondage, an autobiographical novel that is still considered one of the high spots of 20th century literature, which established Maugham as a major writer of his generation. This follow-up, also a 20th century high spot, confirmed that place. The Moon and Sixpence has been filmed several times, including a 1959 television movie with Laurence Olivier in the lead role, his first American television appearance, for which he won an Emmy Award. First issue, with four pages of ads at the rear integral, not inserted. Pages browned with age, as is usual with this title. Cloth a bit edge-darkened with trace rubbing to the extremities; near fine in a very good, spine-darkened dust jacket with a few slivers of loss to the spine fold and the front flap fold. A very nice copy of an early Maugham book, which almost never turns up in dust jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Cinderella Retold By C.S. Evans And Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London & Philadelphia: William Heinemann & J.B. Lippincott Co, 1919. hardcover. Orig. vellum backed, gilt decorated boards. Near fine in very good slipcase/No Dust Jacket. 109 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Limited edition signed by Rackham, copy 198 of 325 on Japanese Vellum. Tipped-in color frontispiece mounted on cream paper, color title page, three double page illustrations [silhouette drawings with color], one single page silhouette drawing with color, and 36 silhouette drawings in the text, decorated endpapers. HAMILTON p.118. "It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium (silhouette), being able to evoke character and humour by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two dimensional effect of his pen work to lead the reader through the book and keep the story going." LATIMORE & HASKELL p.49. Bright, clean copy, two small adhesion marks back cover.

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        The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um

      Whitcombe & Tombes, circa, 1919.. Quarto, three tipped-in plates (two in full colour); a fine copy, stitch-sewn, with the pictorial wrappers tied on with the original blue ribbon. A fine copy of this book of poetry written and illustrated by Gaze, known for his 'distinct personal style' (Muir, A history of Australian childrens book illustration, p. 77). The Chewg-um-blewg-um is the third part of the "Mite Merry" series, known for its lavish colour plates.Born in New Zealand, Gaze is one of the most original Australasian illustrators. He studied in London for many years before publishing his first recorded book illustrations in 1917. At the end of the war he settled in Melbourne, and launched his career with The Wicked Winkapong (1918).Muir, p. 324.

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        HEARTBREAK HOUSE. Great Catherine And Playlets Of The War. Inscribed

      London: Constable and Company, 1919 Shaw, George Bernard. HEARTBREAK HOUSE. Great Catherine And Playlets Of The War. Inscribed. London: Constable and Company, 1919. "You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race." First Edition. Small 8vo. 266 pp. + 2 pp. of adverts. A near fine copy in light moss green cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a bright, fresh example of the dustwrapper. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine / from Bernard Shaw. / 10th October 1919". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he's seen most commonly on holiday with the Shaw’s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the United States. Excellent example. Laurence A149b. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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      London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered light foxing, typical for this title. In the scarce dustwrapper which is complete with a slightly darkened spine and virtually no wear. Close to Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Original green cloth. Laurence A149b: published a week earlier in America. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page "To Henriette & Augustin Hamon/from Bernard Shaw./10th Oct. 1919." The Hamons were French socialists and the translators of Shaw's works into French.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Boni and Liveright. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1919. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 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 .

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        THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR and Other Whimsical Sketches

      1919. New York: Boni and Liveright, 1919. Original yellow-orange boards with white cloth spine, with dust jacket. First Edition, being the fifth volume in Boni & Liveright's "Penguin Series." Most of these seventeen humorous sketches had appeared in periodicals in 1870-1871; none had previously appeared in book form.~This is an unusually fine, bright copy; the dust jacket is nearly fine as well -- one tiny chip at the top of a flap fold, and one small droplet-mark on its spine. Quite uncommon with this nice a dust jacket. Blanck 3527; McBride p. 246. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        The CALL Of The CLOUDS.

      The Gallaudet Aircraft Corporation, (1919), East Greenwich, R. I.: - 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. Minor wear, with hint of damp adhesion to 'thumb' area of text fore-edge. Still, a VG+ copy. Brown stiff-stock paper wrappers printed in dark olive green, string tie. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Rudyard Kipling's Verse. Inclusive Edition 1885-1918

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

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        Winesburg, Ohio A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life

      New York: B. W. Huebsch, MCMXIX [1919]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First Printing, First State, with top edge stained yellow, title-page frame unbroken, *lay* on p. 86, line 5, and *the* in broken type, p. 251, line 3 (Ahearn, but according to Johnson/Blanck, "the earliest copies have perfect type"). 8vo: [10],303,[1]pp, with map of Winesburg printed on front paste down. Publisher's yellow cloth, upper cover stamped in blind with publisher's device, cream-colored paper spine label printed and ruled in black. An excellent copy, spine label worn (but lettering legible), spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine dust-soiled, internally very fresh and bright. Johnson, High Spots, p. 14. Johnson/Blanck, American First Editions, p. 25. Rogers A28. & "America should read this book on her knees," Hart Crane wrote of "Winesburg, Ohio" when it appeared in 1919. "It constitutes an important chapter in the Bible of her consciousness." H. L. Mencken called the book "a piece of work that stands out from the common run of fiction like the Alps from the Piedmont plain." According to Rogers (p. 6), "Winesberg is the story of 'walls'—people walled in, struggling to communicate, desperately attempting to reach out and touch those around them, yet for the most part unable to crash the walls, unable to communicate meaningfully, unable to escape their utter isolation." The short stories that make up this collection can stand alone, but together they form a composite picture of small town American life revolving around the young journalist George Willard—a double for Anderson, who based the town of the title on Clyde, Ohio, where he spent much of his childhood. As we move from one story to the next, characters appear and reappear; we visit increasingly familiar landmarks, where we find townsfolk struggling with increasingly familiar problems. Plot is less the point than mood and moment in this formally inventive cycle. "'Winesburg, Ohio' was highly regarded in literary circles. It had a significant influence on other important works of American modernism, . . . [and] on both Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Though Anderson’s reputation would never reach the heights of Hemingway or Faulkner’s, 'Winesburg, Ohio' remains one of the key works of American modernism . . ." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. "Winesburg" is a formally inventive cycle of stories.

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        The Intrusion of Jimmy Early US Edition circa 1919 with Rare Original Dust Jacket or Wrapper

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1919. P.G. Wodehouse Book – The Intrusion of Jimmy Early US Edition circa 1919 with Rare Original Dust Jacket or Wrapper.____The First Edition has for sale this rare early U.S. Edition of the PG Wodehouse book, The Intrusion of Jimmy, which is accompanied with the very rare dust jacket, which was illustrated by Crary and this book published by Grosset and Dunlap. The dust jacket has to the back panel an advertisement for the Gaston Leroux book, The Mystery of the Yellow Room for which the first edition was published in 1919 thereby dating this book.____The yellow illustrated dust jacket with illustrations and lettering in black, is in Good condition with the jacket being backed to preserve it; price clipped; wear to the edges; repair to the top left corner (back panel) and to the top of the spine. This is a very rare and still very attractive dust jacket (or wrapper) which rarely comes up for sale.____The original red boards are in Very Good condition with the red and black lettering being extremely bright, with a minute mark to the front board; small and insignificant indentation to the back board; wear to the bottom of the spine, and slight fraying to the top of the spine. These boards look extremely attractive.____There are 314 numbered pages with grey and red marks to the fore edge, otherwise internally very clean with all pages being tightly bound-in.____The Intrusion of Jimmy is a scarce early P.G. Wodehouse book that rarely comes up for sale, and this dust jacket is equally rare and desirable.. Early Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Crary.

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        The Owl

      London - Martin Secker, 1919 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce poetry periodical edited by Robert Graves, illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. The second volume of only two ever published. With contributions by Baring, Beebohn, Bianco, Blunden, de la Mare, Freeman, Graves, Crisset, Kent, Lindsay, Lutyens, Nash, Nichols, R. Nicholson, W. Nicholson, Rickword, Sassoon, Shanks, Squire, Tomlinson, Turner and Wood. Illustrationsby F. Vincent Brooks, a major British lithographic firm most widely known for reproducing the weekly caricatures published in Vanity Fair magazine. Robert von Ranke Graves (1895 - 1985) was an English poet, scholar, translator, writer of antiquity specialising in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves's poems - together with his translations and innovative analysis and interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life, including his role in the First World War, Goodbye to All That, and his pseudo-historical study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess - have never been out of print. Condition: In an illustrated paper covered binding. Externally, generally sound, with wear to extremities and backstrip missing, previously reinforced with tape. With slight loss to paper and slight marks to boards. With evidence of past worming to boards and throughout. Front hinge strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with occasional spotting and marks and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Wild Swans at Coole

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1919. Octavo. Original decoratively gilt blue cloth designed by Sturge Moore, front and spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership inscription. Spine faded, ends and corners a little rubbed; a very good copy indeed in the spine-tanned jacket with small chips to ends and corners. First edition, first impression. In addition to incorporating the twenty-nine poems first published in the limited 1917 Cuala Press edition of the same name, this edition of Wild Swans At Coole includes the first book appearances of "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory" and "An Irish Airman foresees his Death", two of Yeats's most important poems, both concerning the the death of the son of Lady Augusta Gregory, Yeats's patroness and the owner of Coole Park. The collection also includes the title poem, "The Collar Bone of a Hare", "Upon a Dying Lady", "Broken Dreams", "Ego Dominus Tuus" "Phases of the Moon", "The Scholars" and "To A Young Beauty". Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rudyard Kipling's Verse

      1919. first edition. One of 100 CopiesEach Volume Signed by the AuthorKIPLING, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling's Verse. Inclusive Edition 1885-1918. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. First edition, one of 100 copies bound in vellum, each volume signed and numbered by Rudyard Kipling, this being set no. 90. Three octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in; 213 x 149 mm). ix, [1, blank], 317, [1]; ix, [1, blank], 323, [1]; x, 291, [1] pp.Publisher's full vellum. Gilt rules and "RK" decorated insignia to upper boards. Gilt lettering, border and ornament to spines. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Each volume dressed in a blue-cloth, gilt lettered, custom dust jacket, lettered in gilt on side. Inner hinges on volume one a little tender, otherwise a very fine set.Kipling composed many of his poems while living in the United States 1892-1897. His poems became famous for their lively, swinging rhythm. Typical are Gunga Din and Mandalay. The first tells of the courage of an Indian boy who is shot while carrying water to British soldiers in the thick of battle. Mandalay tries to capture the exotic atmosphere of the East. If remains as, arguably, the most celebrated expression of Stoic virtues since Seneca; it is certainly the most accessible and entertaining."Though T. S. Eliot edited a selection of Kipling's verse he maintained that, whilst Kipling was capable of writing poetry, it was 'by accident.' Kipling's use of traditional forms and his political attitudes - increasingly branded racist - were rejected by the new forces in poetry, though he remained popular with the middle classes. A certain amount of re-assessment has taken place more recently which finds in Kipling's writing about India a more complex and sympathetic stance than has previously been attributed to him and some of his best works' longevity is evident in the mass of adaptations and films they've inspired, most famously Walt Disney's Jungle Book" (The Poetry Archive). Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.Though I've belted you and flayed you,By the livin' Gawd that made you,You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!Livingston 445.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Louis Wain's Father Xmas

      John F. Shaw A rare Wain title that contains 6 tipped in colour plates, 4 black & white plates and about 27 other half and full page illustrations together with a selection of rhymes and short stories. Blue cloth spine with grey card covers with a colour paste down illustration surrounded by dark blue foliate pattern and titling to front. Unpaginaged - 50 pp plus 6. 24 x 18 cm. Personal inscription [from 1919] on ffep. Some very minor brown spotting on title and first page other wise contents clean and overall the book is in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: The Little Book Store]
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        Pierrot wounded and other poems

      New York: Britton Publishing Company, 1919. viii, 87p., decorated title page, ribbed black 7.5x5 inch cloth boards gilt; signed, warmly inscribed, and datelined by Roberts. Somewhat edgeworn with lightly-cracked hinges, it appears that some scuffing of extremities has been disguised (successfully) with watercolor or shoe-polish. #13 of 550 hardback copies of the first edition. Inscription in full: "To Virginia H.Davenport, in memory of Washington Square days and a friendship that has grown with the years. Walter Adolphe Roberts June 9, 1919 Title-page bears a printed line-drawn sketch of a night-drenched battlefield and sprawled corpse, from which a Pierrot-figure arises to seemingly question the moon overhead

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        Life and Letters of Alexander Hays: Brevet Colonel United States Army Brigadier General and Brevet Major General United States Volunteers [together with] A Treatise on the Science of War and Fortification, from Hays library

      1919, 1817. Hardcover. Very Good. 1. Life and Letters of Alexander Hays, self-published in Pittsburgh, 1919. First edition. 708 pp. + index. Hardcover, thick 8vo., green cloth, gilt title. Near Fine copy, no dust jacket. Minor wear to spine ends. Previous owner's signature at fly leaf; else, a clean, unmarked copy. Sound binding. Numerous plates throughout. 2. A Treatise on the Science of War and Fortification, printed by J. Seymour, New York, 1817. Two volumes in good condition with general rubbing wear to extremities, wear to joints and spine ends. With bookplate of Alden F. Hays of Sewickley, PA, presumedly the son of Alexander Hays, who was also of Sewickley. Hays was a Union Army general in the American Civil War and close friend of Ulysses S. Grant. He was killed in action in the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Rare memoir with rare treatise on military tactics, of excellent provenance.

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        Fromme Gesänge von Theobald Tiger. Mit einer Vorrede von Ignaz Wrobel.

      Berlin-Charlottenburg, Felix Lehmann Verlag, 1919. - 8vo. VIII, 117 pp. Original half calf with title to spine. First edition; no. 13 of 50 copies of the numbered luxury edition on wove paper: still without p. IX of the preface and the statement "1.-6. Tausend". Includes eight-line autograph poem on flyleaf, signed "Th. Tiger" and dated 1920: "Ich gucke freundlich um die Oecke und greife voller Seelenruh der Muse unter ihre Röcke . Und dabei, Leser, siehst du zu - ? Sie quitscht. Ich grinse. Sie verstehen: Nicht immer gilt der Klassik Maß. Denn was wir im Verborgnen drehen macht uns am allermeisten Spaß - ! 1920. Th. Tiger". - "This edition was printed in 50 copies, numbered, and provided by the author with an unpublished poem, signed". The book is so scarce that it is questionable whether fifty copies were indeed printed. The poem was first published by the Tucholsky Archive in 1978 (Bonitz/W. D 2790). - Slight staining to edges; spine and corners somewhat scuffed, otherwise well-preserved. Bonitz/W. C 4. Wilpert/G. 3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        COLLECTION OF 18 FIRST EDITIONS in Original Publisher's Cloth

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919. McNeile, Cyril ("Sapper"). COLLECTION OF 18 FIRST EDITIONS in Original Publisher's Cloth. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1919-1937 [also] NY: Doran 1922, 1926 [also] NY: Doubleday Crime Club, 1928, 1931, 1935, 1936. In Very Good condition or better, lacking dust jackets. The collection Includes 12 of the London First Editions: MUFTI (author's rare first novel), THE BLACK GANG, THE DINNER CLUB, JIM MAITLAND, WORD OF HONOUR, THE SAVING CLAUSE, JOHN WALTERS, THE FINGER OF FATE, TINY CARTERET, RONALD STANDISH, BULLDOG DRUMMOND AT BAY and ASK FOR RONALD STANDISH. Along with these 12, there are an additional 6 American first editions: THE BLACK GANG, THE FINAL COUNT, BULLDOG DRUMMOND RETURNS, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, BULLDOG DRUMMOND AT BAY and CHALLENGE. A well-matched collection consisting of 16 different titles (two titles being represented by both U. K. and U. S. issues) of the author's 31 books of fiction. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        FEU PIERROT. 1857 - 19 ?

      Paris H. Floury 1919. 19.7x26.4 cm., 183 pp., édition avec portrait en couleurs en frontispice, de nombreuses illustrations hors et dans le texte, 16 planches en n/b (dont 2 à double-page) et 15 planches en couleurs (dont 1 à double-page) par A. Willette, relié demi-maroquin havane à coins, signée par Laurent Peeters - Anvers. Filet doré cernant les plats de pap., dos à 5 nerfs et finnement fleuronnés dorés (décor floral), tête dorée, couverture imprimée d'éditeur. Tirage limité.

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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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        Great Game Fishing at Catalina

      [Chicago: printed by Magill Westheimer Co.] Published by Santa Catalina Island Company, 1919. First separate edition, excerpted from Tales of Fishes, 1919. Small 8vo. Cover photograph of Avalon Harbor by P.V. Reyes as cover, with 15 halftone reproductions of photos (3 by Reyes, 12 by Zane Grey), map. 32 pp. Pictorial wrappers. Fine copy with tipped in signature "Zane Grey" in ink on notebook leaf. Custom cloth colding case. Not in Bruns . Scarce promotional pamphlet on the appeal of Santa Catalina as a deep sea fishing destination, excerpted from Grey's Tales of Fishes, published in the same year by Harpers. With two loosely inserted signed cheques from Zane Grey to photographer P.V. Reyes (whose work illustrates this book), endorsed by Reyes on verso

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La Fin du monde filmée par l'ange N.D.

      Editions de La Sirène 1919 - EDITION ORIGINALE. Couverture et composition en noir et en couleurs au pochoir de Frenand LÉGER. Petites retouches en couverture, mais bel exemplaire numéroté sur papier Registre vélin Lafuma. > Un des plus beaux livres illustrés du XXe siècle. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick

      [Chicago: Privately Printed [by Ralph Fletcher Seymour], 1919. One of 50 copies printed. 8vo. With 7 etched plates by Sturges, each with lettered tissue guards, numerous text illustrations. Frontispiece etching signed lower right in pencil. Unpaginated, [40] pp. Original gray boards, upper board titled in gilt and stamped in blind. Spine professionally restored, preserving original backstrip. Bookplate. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Wetzel p. 220; Bruns S328 . A beautifullly produced volume, privately printed for Lee Sturges (1865-1954), a well known Chicago artist and industrialist. Bruns recounts how the author picked up the edition of 50 copies from the printer, leaving them on the kitchen table, and how, that night, the house burned down, with Sturges managing to rescue either four or five copies. Bruns, writing in 1975, was able to account for four copies, and possibly the fifth. Unquestionably rare

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        The Architecture of John Russell Pope, Complete in Three Volumes

      New York: William Helburn. 1919-1930. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. First edition, 1919-1930. Three elephant folios in original cloth backed portfolios with original string ties holding over 300 loose plates of Pope's architectural legacy as illustrated in photographs, floorplans, and architectural renderings. This copy has been thoroughly collated. CONTENTS: Volume I- lacking plates 18, 63-68; Volume II, Part I & Parts 2 & 3, Part 4- complete. Volume III, Part I-lacking 14, 48; Volume III, Parts 2 &3- lacking 59, 72, 73, 79. Plates are all in original housing, including the paper wrappers issued for the individual sections, a few of which are rubbed at the edges. Volume II part IV has a faint tidemark to the lower left corners which diminishes through the stack, and had been kept seperate from the case the other parts are in. All other plates are in near fine or better condition, with cases also very good with minor shelfwear. included are Pope's designs for Yale, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and many prestigious private residences. A very rare set of the architect whose recieved wide acclaim for later designing the National Archives and Records Administration building (completed in 1935), the Jefferson Memorial (completed in 1943) and the West Building of the National Gallery of Art (completed in 1941), all in Washington, DC. Multiple large volumes, please contact for a shipping quote.

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        The Ibis: A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology. 11TH SERIES: VOLUMES 1 to 6 (1919-1924

      London: British Ornithologists' Union, 1919-1924. 11th Series: volumes 1-6, an uininterrupted run of complete volumes, ILLUSTRATED, thick quartos, in later marbled boards & cloth backstrips, minor library markings, else internally clean & tight. Photos available upon request.

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        Mr. Standfast

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1919. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by The Chelsea Bindery. Rear hinge starting, contents a little browned as usual but an exceptional copy in the nicked and somewhat tanned dust jacket. First edition, first impression. The third of Buchan's Hannay novels and exceedingly scarce in this condition.

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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. . Signed. Manuscript. Very Good. 10" x * 1/4"). Ephemera.

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        Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan

      United States, 1919. unbound. very good. Poster. Color lithograph backed with linen. Page measures 39.75" x 26.5". Post-World War I poster. Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952) was an American artist and illustrator. Minor overall wear, some scattered tears and abrasions.

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        LA TECHNIQUE DE LA HOUILLE BLANCHE, Usines hydroélectriques, transport de l'énergie électrique, électrométallurgie - électrochimie.

      - Paris, Dunod et Pinat, 1919, 17x25, deux tomes en deux volumes. Magnifiques reliures en demi chagrin bordeau à coins. Dos à 4 nerfs encadrés de filets dorés. Titre et auteur en lettres dorées. Richement illustré. Ouvrages magnifiques en très bon état. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        California- A History of the Upper and Lower California from their First Discovery to the Present Time. Comprising an Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Production, Agriculture, Commerce, Etc. A Full View of the Missionary Establishments and Condition of the Free and Domesticated Indians. With an Appendix relating to steam-navagation in the Pacific

      San Francisco. Thomas C. Russell. 1919. Spectacularly bound in 3/4 gilt ruled crimson crush grain morocco and linen covered boards.Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled pictorial vignettes depicting historical California characters. Ornate gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled endsheets. Top edge gilded. Royal 8vo. 7.0 x 10.25". This Edition limited 250 numbered copies of which this in #208. Signed by the publisher, Thomas C. Russell to the limitation page. This issue reprinted Page for Page, and approximately Line for Line from the original Edition published by Smith, Elder and Company., London 1839, to which is added a new index. Illustrated with 10 colour lithographs and a folding map- complete as issued. This is a Presentation Copy from San Francisco tycoon William Sproule (Wells Fargo and Southern Pacific) to his son-in-law Eugene Kelly - owner of Kelly Donohue Bank of San Francisco. Sproule's gift inscription written in ink to flyleaf. A most rare issue. Short bump to top edge of front cover. Headpiece mildly rubbed. Several corners bumped. Mild foxing to prelims. Generally, a Fine bright crisp copy in a sumptuous binding. Howes.F-242.

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        THE RED MARK

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919 First Edition of this Queen's Quorum [#62] title and the author's first collection of short stories inclusive of, The Fourth Man. A near fine copy in gray cloth, red titles in a bright, fresh better than very good dustwrapper, sunned to the spine with a chip at the heel and crown, two small chips and a closed tear to the front panel and tiny nicks at the bottom of the rear panel. 8vo. 397 pp. A handsome copy of what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called, 'the best book of short stories by any debutant since Kipling's, Plain Tales'.. First Edition.

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