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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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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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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        Seven Men

      London: William Heinemann, 1919. Hard Cover. Very Good +. Hard Cover. A very nice ASSOCIATION COPY. Beerbohm signed and inscribed the book "For CS Evans from his friend Max 1919." Evans was the chairman of Beerbohm';s publishing company, Heinemann, and he and Evans were close friends. Max Beerbohm, of course, is known as one of the leading critics, caricaturists, and writers of his day. This book is the first edition in the primary binding of dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine and front board. It is in very good plus condition with a small nick to the top of the front board, some chipping to corners and spine, and four darker blue spots to front. No dust jacket. Interior pages are clean with some browning to margins of pages. 219 pages plus four pages of publisher ads. LIT/091608.

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        Great Game Fishing at Catalina

      [Chicago: printed by Magill Westheimer Co.] Published by Santa Catalina Island Company, 1919 - 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 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1919. Very Good. BIANCO, Pamela. FLORA: A BOOK OF DRAWINGS. With Illustrative Poems by Walter de la Mare. London: William Heinemann, (1919). First edition of Bianco's first book; it is inscribed by her on the ffep.: "For Harriet Sprague, with love from Pamela Bianco." Illustrated with 8 color plates and many line illustrations. [8],43 pp. Quarto, illustrated paper boards. A little minor wear to boards, else a fine copy in a very good illustrated dust-wrapper, which has some occasional light soiling, is starting at spine folds, and has shallow loss at heel and crown. Pamela Bianco, born in 1906, was a drawing prodigy; and this book is a result of her first exhibition at the Leicester Galleries, in 1919, when she was thirteen. Walter de la Mare, a visitor to the show, was moved by her exquisite drawings to write the poems that accompany them in this volume. Bianco went on to illustrated books written by others, including her mother, Margery Williams Bianco, as well as books that she wrote. (National Book League, Walter de la Mare: A Checklist, A36 mentions that there are at least five variants to this edition, due to binding errors, causing misplacement of poems and drawings; but it does not list them. In this copy, the last poem, "Sephina," finishes on p.43 with a small illustration at the bottom.)

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        Baigneuse Assise. Etching by Pierre August Renoir 1919

      Baigneuse Assise (Woman Bathing Seated). Original etching by Pierre August RENOIR. Ref Delteil 11: "This soft ground etching was published by Ambroise Vollard in La vie et l'Oeuvre de Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paris 1919". Edition limited on 1000 copies, of which this is one of the 525 copies on fine toned paper. Stamped signature in the lower right corner. Image 8.5 x 5.5 inches sheet 12.75 x 9 inches. Excellent Condition. Professionally framed with Museum quality glass and archival material.

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        Il Piccolo. Giornale d'Italia.

      Subject: (Storia - Fiume). Roma, 1919, dal 21/22 settembre al 24/25 ottobre, 34 numeri consecutivi senza alcuna mancanza, quasi tutti con la "questione fiumana" vistosamente in prima pagina.

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      1919. [signed, with original silhouette] Retold by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann | Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1919). Original white paper-covered boards with white parchment spine. Arthur Rackham edition, this being copy #294 of the 325 copies printed on japan vellum and signed by Rackham (there were an additional 525 signed copies printed on handmade paper, as well as a trade edition). Rackham provided the tipped-in color frontispiece drawing, plus numerous drawings in silhouette (a few of them two-page, in three colors).~This is an attractive, near-fine copy (one scuff near the fore-edge of the rear cover, but otherwise there is little soil or wear).~Loosely inserted is AN ORIGINAL SILHOUETTE DRAWING BY RACKHAM -- the chapter-heading vignette of the fairy godmother that appears on page 50 of the book (facing in the opposite direction). The drawing is on a 4" x 5" piece of paper (lacking a corner that contains no image, with evidence that it was once mounted in an album).

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      London, William Heinemann; Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co.,, 1919. Retold by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original quarter japon, titles and mouse design to spine gilt, white paper boards, titles and silhouette design to upper board gilt, green and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Tipped-in colour frontispiece, illustrations throughout the text. Minor rubbing at extremities. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, one of 325 numbered copies on Japanese vellum signed by the artist from a total edition of 850 numbered and signed copies.

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        CINDERELLA, Retold by C. S. Evans

      London: William Heinemann, 1919. First edition, LIMITED EDITION DELUXE, one of 525 numbered copies SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM and printed on English handmade paper. With a tipped-in color frontispiece, a colour plate which was not included in the trade edition, a number of other coloured double-page illustrations, and numerous silhouettes throughout by Arthur Rackham. 4to, publisher’s original decorated paper-covered boards backed in tan buckram, the spine lettered and decorated in black, with green endpapers decorated in white by Rackham. 110 pp. An unusually nice copy of this elusive title in the limited format, internally quite fine with only very mild hints of the spotting and offsetting of which the handmade paper was unfortunately prone, the binding handsome with minor toning and a bit of rubbing to the corners. LIMITED FIRST EDITION AND ONE OF THE MORE ELUSIVE TITLES IN RACKHAM’S OEUVRE, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST AND WITH A COLOUR ILLUSTRATION WHICH WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRADE ISSUE. The classic tale of Cinderella is here retold with fascinating detail and elaboration by Arthur Rackham artwork. For this title Rackham employees delightful silhouette pictures that are quite a departure from the colourplate style of his more familiar works such as PETER PAN or RIP VAN WINKLE. CINDERELLA is especially difficult to find in nice condition, and this copy is especially well-preserved.

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        Fifty Years of Golf

      London, Country Life and George Newnes,, 1919. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Frontispiece and twenty-five illustrations. Contents just a little browned, bookplate to front pastedown, spine slightly darkened but a very nice copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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      1919. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. CINDERELLA. London & Philadelphia: Wm. Heinemann & Lippincott (1919). Large 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 110p., light stain to bottom edge of cover which is not seen with dust wrapper else Fine in dust wrapper. LIMITED TO ONLY 525 NUMBERED COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with tipped-in color frontis plus beautiful full page silhouette illustrations heightened with color and with other illustrations in black and white. This edition has an EXTRA COLOR ILLUSTRATION not found in the trade edition. Rarely found with the dust wrapper.

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        The Cutting of An Agate.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1919 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, decoration by Sturge Moore and titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents unopened. Light partial toning to free endpapers. A lovely, fresh copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed and marked with a contemporary over-price sticker to the faded spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. The 1912 New York publication of this title had substantially different contents. An attractive copy and uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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