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        The Cutting of an Agate

      London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1919. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Publisher's original Sturge Moore gilt decorated blue cloth covered boards, complete with scarce dustjacket, showing the publisher's original price label at the spine; backstrip and boards in better than very good condition: flat, firm and tight with no snags or splits, just an occasional touch of rubbing here and there; jacket clean and complete, slightly dulled along the spine with a couple of minor chips, now protected in a clear removable sleeve; contents very clean with most leaves uncut, no pen-marks, no inscriptions and no bookplates; also, this copy not from a library and so not showing any such stamps or labels; size: octavo (200mm x 135mm); collation: pp. vii, 223. A better than very good copy in very presentable condition; relatively scarce, especially so with the very uncommon dustjacket (of this edition only 1500 copies were printed). Wade 126.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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        A HISTORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE. COMPRISING OF: THE AGE OF OAK, THE AGE OF WALNUT, THE AGE OF MAHOGANY, AND THE AGE OF SATINWOOD. WITH PLATES IN COLOUR AFTER SHIRLEY SLOCOMBE, AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY THE AUTHOR [CT IN 4 VOLS]

      W. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; vii, 243; 247; 160; 271 pages; A history of english furniture. Comprising of: the age of oak, the age of walnut, the age of mahogany, and the age of satinwood. With plates in colour after shirley slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author [ct in 4 folio sized vols]. Binding, text block and hinges solid. Modest rubbing to extremities. A VG set. Quite large and heavy 370 x 280mm .

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        Histoire des Peintres Impressionnistes. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Guillaumin

      Paris: H. Floury, 1919. 8vo. (9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches). Two original etchings by Renoir, one etching by Guillaumin, plus numerous plates (text toned). Early morocco backed pebbled cloth boards. An early history of Impressionism, with two original etchings by Renoir and one by Guillaumin The Renoir plates are titled Jeunes filles and Baigneuse.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        NOS LOISIRS. REVUE LITTERAIRE MODERNE. Three Original Pen & Ink Daragnes Illustrations. Nouvelle série. N° 3, Paris: 15/08/1919

      Paris: Nos Loisir, 1919 [Daragnès, Jean-Gabriel] NOS LOISIRS. REVUE LITTERAIRE MODERNE. Three Original Pen & Ink Daragnes Illustrations. Nouvelle série. N° 3, Paris: 15/08/1919. 4to.,/ in-4, pp. 66 à 96. Broché/wrappers. Illustrated/illustrée. Numéro de cette revue contenant la nouvelle "La Poste ensorcelé" de Charles Wadsworth Camp [p81-88]. Cette nouvelle traduit de l'englais par Charles Torquet est illustreé de 6 dessins dans le texte par jean-Gabriel Daragnès. This issue/exemplaire contenant 3 dessins originaux rehaussés à l'encre de Daragnès qui ont servi a l'illustration. Formats 23.5 cm x 13 cm; 10 cm x 15.15 cm; 13 cm x 19 cm. Charles W. Camp [1879 -1936] journalist et auteur dramatique américain s'est specialisé dans la description des cheminots et était un ancien employé du Canadian Pacific Railway. Rares dessins originaux à l'encre datant du début de la carrière de Daragnès. Jean-Gabriel Daragnès (1886-1950) était un peintre, un éditeur et un illustrateur de livres, et notamment d'ouvrages que l'on désigne désormais communément sous le vocable d'illustrés modernes. Au premier chef de ses réalisations, figurent entre autres une édition remarquée de Suzanne et le Pacifique de Jean Giraudoux, ou encore Les Ballades de la Geôle de Reading d'Oscar Wilde (gravures "à la manière noire", 1917). Bien d'autres ouvrages illustrent sa carrière. Il a collaboré, en tant que directeur artistique, à la maison d'édition Emile-Paul Frères, qui lui doit nombre de ses plus belles réussites. Il a été peintre de la Marine de 1933 jusqu'en 1942. A rare find with 3 original Daragnès works, each an apparent preliminary drawing used in Nos Loisirs. The comparisons are interesting as they reflect on the artist's working methodology; the final illustration slightly revised for publication. Nos Loisir in fine condition in the original glassine. The original Daragnes illustration in near fine condition - one small tear, neatly repaired.. Original Illustrations. 1st Edition. Illus. by Daragnès.

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        Macao & Cosmage Ou L'Experience Du Bonheur

      Paris: Aux Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated stiff boards. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Legrand, Edy. Unpaginated -- approx. 28 leaves -- each leaf illustrated. 34 x 33 cm. Born Edward Louis Warschawsky Leon, this his first book completed when he was eighteen years old, and the first children's book for the publisher NRF, with pochoir illustrations colored by hand by Jean Saude, and this work considered a milestone in the history of children's book illustration -- the vibrant art deco plates enchanting, and in today's terms, probably considered more an avanat-garde brake-through in the book arts. Calligraphic text. Text block reinforced with tengu-jo tissue, resewn on tapes backed with nishi-kaji paper, few small tears in text mended with paste tengu-jo, interior contents overall bright and fresh, extremity rubbing, lower front cover corners worn.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Mapa de la Governaciones de Formosa y Chaco por Enrique H. Faure (Ingeniero Civil—Ex-Gefe de la Comision de Estudios y de la Construccion del Ferrocarril de Formosa y Embarcación) y Mariano Alcantaro (Cartografo)

      Buenos Aires.: E.H. Faure y M. Alcantara.. 1919.. Very large color map approximately 39 x 55 1/2 inches, dissected into thirty-six panels and mounted on linen, folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. "Coordinates of Cordoba Observatory" written in pencil in cartouche, small stain affecting linen backing at one fold intersection. Overall very good condition. Map of the Provinces of Formosa and Chaco by Enrique H. Faure (Civil Engineer-Ex-Chief of the Commission for the Study and Construction of the Railroad between Formosa and Embarcación) and Marian Alcantaro (Cartographer). Lithographed by J. Pueser Buenos Aires, Argentina 1919. The focus of the map (dated 1919) is the contentious rail line between Formosa and Embarcación, Argentina, which gained world fame as the rail line having the longest roadway constructed in a straight line. The map shows in great detail parcels of land with names of owners etc. There are several inset maps and tables including: Villa Formosa; Esquema de la Red Ferroviaria (Railway Network Scheme); Resistencia y Barranqueras. 1489 and two signatures stamped on one panel of the verso of the map. A most unusual map in excellent condition. .

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        Ten Days That Shook the World

      New York, NY: Boni & Liveright, 1919. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.5. 16 B/W Photos, 2 Maps. Signed by Author. (full book description) Boni & Liveright, New York, NY, 1919. 1st Edition 1st Printing, VG, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x8.5", 371 pages. 16 B/W Photos, 2 Maps. RARE SIGNED COPY!! Green cloth, orange front cover & spine lettering, 2 endpaper maps. Spine lettering slightly faded to a pale yellow color, hairline 2" long fep hinge paper top edge tear, page ends a little dull, o.w. a bright, clean copy. No ink names, bookplates, underlines, chips etc. Text in near fine condition. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by John Reed on Title Page ("Really Yours, Florence John Reed"). Florence could possibly be Florence Kiper Frank, a fellow poet of John Reed, both of whose poems appeared in Poetry:A Magazine of Verse from 1912-1922. Personal copy of Albert Rhys Williams with his ink SIGNATURE on the back of the Frontispiece("Rhys Williams"). Williams was an American journalist, labor organizer and author of several books on the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        [Bryce, David] The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments

      NY: Oxford University Press, (1919). 876pp. Printed on India paper and illustrated with black & white plates. Between the Old and New Testaments are the Shakespeare Family records, by W. S. Brassington, a rare feature of this tiny bible. Bound in full leather with the title in gilt on the spine, and with a pocket inside the front cover containing a magnifying glass. Attached to the rear cover is a metal chain that holds the book to a miniature wooden lectern, in accordance with the practice in 16th-century English churches. There is a shelf for storage of the Bible under the lectern. On the bottom of the base is a paper label explaining how the Bible came to be chained. Extremities are slightly rubbed, else both Bible and stand are in very fine condition. The stand measures six inches high. (1 7/8 by 1 3/8; 47x33mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz

      Berlin, Der Freie Verlag, 1919.: 20th century; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; Erstausgabe Literatur; Erstausgaben; First Edition; Inscribed; Literature; Rare Books; Signed; Widmungsexemplar; World Literature. 8°.. Originale Broschur. Die Broschur etwas angestaubt und am Rücken mit kleineren defekten. Minimal gelöst. Die letzten 9 Seiten mit kleinem Einriss. Mit sehr schöner, handschriftlicher Widmung von Hugo Ball verso Titelblatt "Herrn Franz Heinemann mit dem Ausdruck vorzüglicher Hochachtung - Der Verfasser".

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Cinderella. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London, William Heinemann, 1919., 1919. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Slim quarto with mounted colour plate, and numerous silhouettes and three tone illustrations. Elegantly bound in full mid-green oasis morocco with gilt panelled spine, tooled raised bands, gilt borders with cornerpoints, marbled end-papers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; with publisher's original pictorial endpapers and upper board and spine bound in. A near fine copy in a handsome recent binding.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        SNICKERTY NICK AND THE GIANT

      1919. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. SNICKERTY NICK AND THE GIANT by Julia Ellsworth Ford, rhymes by Witter Bynner. NY: Moffat Yard 1919 (1919). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 3/4", blue pictorial cloth, near Fine. 1st edition. Based on Oscar Wilde's Selfish Giant, this is a fairy play illustrated by Rackham with 3 color plates and 10 full page black and whites. THIS COPY HAS A LOVELY INSCRIPTION FROM JULIA FORD and is SIGNED BY WITTER BYNNER. There was no British edition of this title, nor was there a limited edition.

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        THE WASTED ISLAND

      Martin Lester,Limited.Dublin.,1919. FIRST EDITION.Very good copy in publishers green cloth,spine lettered in black.With the extremely rare original colour illustrated dustwrapper.Front panel with illustration by Matthew W.Barry.Spine,which is a bit dulled, lettered in green (price 7/- net).Rear panel with publishers advert.Small (7 x 3 mm) hole to the bottom of the spine otherwise a very good bright example of the rare wrapper.A lovely copy of this powerful novel,set against the background of the Easter Rising.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Final Issue of The Lorraine Cross (James M. Cain's copy)

      France: 79th Division, 1919. James M. Cain's own copy of the final issue of The Lorraine Cross, the newspaper of the 79th Division of the US Army of the Allied Expeditionary Force in World War I. *The Lorraine Cross* was founded, edited, and largely written by James M. Cain, in part as a means of avoiding combat. The final issue of the paper, issued as the Division was returning to the US. The paper is quite browned, but otherwise fine. When Cain returned, he had this issue and some associated material matted and framed in period arts-and-crafts style oak frames, and hung in his own house. The issue prints a letter of thanks from the Division's commanding General Joseph E. Kuhn to Cain, thanking him and the paper's staff for their efforts on the paper. Also with: the original typed letter Signed from Kuhn to Cain (also framed by Cain). The letter is slightly darkened at the extremities from "matte-burn" but is otherwise fine. Also accompanying the letter and the newspaper is an original broadside printed in red and blue: "Have You Subscribed to The Lorraine Cross?" printed in red and two shades of blue with a comic drawing of doughboys reading the paper. This too has been framed by Cain in a compatible frame, and is in fine condition. Issues of The Lorraine Cross are impossible to find. To find Cain's own copy of the last and most important issue, along with the letter and broadside, is about as much as one could wish for of Cain's "juvenilia." For the three framed items.

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        THE CUTTING OF AN AGATE

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1919.. Blue cloth, stamped in gilt after a design by T. Sturge Moore, edges rough- trimmed. Modest foxing to endleaves and edges, else near fine. First British edition, with additions to the text of the 1912 New York edition, but dropping the substantial essay, “Thoughts on Lady Gregory’s Translations,” pp.1-35, and refining the preface. Lady Gregory's copy, with her bookplate. Inscribed in the month of publication: "Lady Gregory from WB Yeats April 20. 1919." One of 1500 copies printed. WADE 126.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        A series of letters to art historian and biographer Auguste Bréal

      From Roquebrune, London, Nice, etc.,, 1919-40. Dorothy Bussy: 15 autograph letters (one incomplete), signed or initialled; 2 pages foolscap, 21 pages small quarto, 9 pages octavo. Simon Bussy: 28 autograph letters, signed or initialled; 4 pages quarto, 42 pages octavo, 5 pages duodecimo; his letters in French, but four letters with holograph postscripts added by DB in English. With an autograph letter signed, to Bréal from Lt. Colonel (Foreign Legion) Pechkoff - said to be son of Maxim Gorki (2 pages octavo. Meknes, 1937), extolling the book on Berthelot and affectionately reminiscing. Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey) had translated Bréal's book on Velazquez back in 1905 and the present letters have an easy intimacy throughout. In the first she introduces J. M. Keynes "(pronounced Canes) … He is something of a swell … an intimate friend of my brother Lytton's, Duncan Grant's chief patron, the headquarters in fact of all the Bloomsbury gang … has the most erroneous ideas about the French. This is not unnatural as he understands very little of the language". Later she provides "a letter to Lady Colefax. She is very much laughed at for her lion-hunting proclivities, but all the same she catches them all … [Berenson] is, when in a good temper, prodigiously interesting". Much of the rest is devoted to literary enthusiasms - for Goethe, Norman Douglas (his books if not his vices), Samuel Butler, Florio's versions of Montaigne (Gide's essay on whom she translates). Her highest praise is reserved for Moby Dick, "one of the few works of genius in the world", while "As for Colonel Lawrence, his works are too expensive for me to possess". She happily undertakes the translation of Bréal's life of Philippe Berthelot, and in the last letter present reports from London: "the Queen bought two of Duncan's pictures at a recent exhibition. Does this mean Duncan's art is deteriorating or H.M.'s taste improving?". Simon Bussy writes little of his own work nor of literary matters, beyond recommending A High Wind in Jamaica and some detailed comments on Bréal's Cheminements, but he provides useful glimpses of personalities, including Gide ("un vrai ami et bien different du Gide de la legende") and Somerset Maugham. He notes Matisse's desire to be simultaneously a member of the establishment and a revolutionary; reports Roger Fry's slightly mysterious death; Roger Martin du Gard's post-Nobel attempts at anonymity. In London they meet Georges Cattaui and go "boire un café arabe, chez lui, fait par un superbe Nubien". In France he notes Ottoline Morrell's travel needs: "eglises anciennes, des montagnes a pie, des ecrevisses et des gorges".

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        South

      London: William Heinemann,, 1919. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914–1917. Octavo. Original midnight-blue cloth, title in silver to the spine and to the upper board together with a large block of Endurance stuck in the ice, publisher's device in blind to lower board, traces of blue top-stain still visible. Colour frontispiece and 87 half-tone plates, folding map at the rear. Head and tail of the spine slightly crumpled, spine lettering a touch flaked, small patch of bubbling of the cloth on the lower board, contemporary gift inscription to the front free endpaper, evenly browned as usual, short tear into the stub of the map as often, but a far better copy than is usually encountered, the cloth bright, hinges and text-block remaining tight, a highly desirable copy. First edition, first impression. "The failure of Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to even reach the Antarctic continent, much less to cross it via the South Pole, has become the great polar success story of the twentieth century" (Books on Ice). Shackleton embarked in 1914 on the Endurance to make the first traverse of the Antarctic continent; a journey of some 1800 miles from sea to sea. But 1915 turned into an unusually icy year in Antarctica; after drifting trapped in the ice for nine months, the Endurance was crushed in the ice on October 27. "Shackleton now showed his supreme qualities of leadership. With five companions he made a voyage of 800 miles in a 22-foot boat through some of the stormiest seas in the world, crossed the unknown lofty interior of South Georgia, and reached a Norwegian whaling station on the north coast. After three attempts. Shackleton succeeded (30 August 1916) in rescuing the rest of the Endurance party and bringing them to South America" (DNB). Amazingly, all members of the Endurance party survived the ordeal, attributing their survival to Shackleton's exceptional leadership qualities. In recent years, this factor has led to the re-interpretation of the book in terms of a leadership and man-management manual, and several influential attempts have been made to distil from the narrative the underlying principles of Shackleton's command in order that they might be applied more widely. As Apsley Cherry-Garrard remarked in Worst Journey in the World; "For a joint scientific and geographical piece of organization, give me Scott; for a Winter Journey, Wilson; for a dash to the Pole and nothing else, Amundsen; and if I am in the devil of a hole and want to get out of it, give me Shackleton every time.

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        South The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

      VG+. London, Heinemann, 1919. First Edition, First Impression. 8vo., [xxi], 358 pp., errata slip tipped in at title page, colour frontispiece, 5 maps (1 folding), 87 photographic plates (1 double-page) by Frank Hurley, 2 sketch plans in text, usual brown toning to paper owing to poor paper stock, original black cloth lettered and decorated in silver. No prior ownership markings, strong uncracked hinges. Silver tarnished on front cover and spine. A complete copy in near fine and complete condition. „Taurus 105; Conrad p224; Rosove 308.A1.& & The amazing story of Ernest Shackleton's famous Endurance Expedition, and probably the most evocative narrative of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, telling of the survival of Shackleton and his crew under the most extreme circumstances. &

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

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

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        The Works

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1919. [Including Far from the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the D'Urbervilles; The Trumpet-Major; Two on a Tower; The Well-Beloved.] 37 volumes, octavo (226 × 152 mm). Finely bound by The Atelier Bindery in contemporary blue half crushed morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines, raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. With etched frontispiece by William Strang in Volume I. Spines just a touch faded, overall a particularly handsome set in excellent condition. The Mellstock edition. This edition consists of 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page of volume 1. This collected edition is named after the mythical "Mellstock" of Hardy's fiction, a combination of the tiny Dorset hamlet Stinsford with the Higher and Lower Bockhamptons. At Stinsford his grandfather was a founder of the church "quire," the group of musicians who played for services; the churchyard contains the remains of both Hardy's wives, Emma Gifford Hardy and Florence Dugdale Hardy, as well as Hardy's heart, the rest of his body having been interred in the Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey.

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        LONDON'S RIVER

      Privately Printed by Clement Shorter. London.,1919. LIMITED EDITION. One of just 25 copies printed. 20pp. Unopened copy, sewn in wraps. (10.1 x 7.8 inches). Printed on hand made Aldwich paper. Red paper wraps, sewn with original red cord. Printed in black to front panel. Edges a little rubbed but essentially a fine copy of this Rare booklet.:.

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        THE ARROW OF GOLD

      1919. London: T. Fisher Unwin, (1919). Original dark green cloth, with dust jacket. First English Edition, published four months after (and including corrections made by Conrad too late for) the American edition. Unwin published three of Conrad's first four books (1895-98), but then no others until this one.~This copy does have the "A" in the p. 67 headline (other copies have the "A" slipping or absent). This volume is near-fine (a few tiny nicks in the spine-head); the very uncommon dust jacket is very good, with some deft restoration mainly at the ends of the spine. Cagle A38.b.1.

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        Pirates of the Spring

      Dublin: The Tablot Press Ltd.; London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.,, 1919. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in blind. With the dust jacket. Corners bumped, spine a little dulled, mild partial tanning to endpapers. A very good copy in the lightly soiled and spine-tanned jacket with chips to the corners, small tears to the edges and some loss to the head. First edition, first edition. Rare in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Collected Separate Publications of Robert W. Krepps: The Field of Night (1948), Mistress of the Djinn (1950), The Courts of the Lion (1950), The Giants from Outer Space (1954), The Enormous Room (with H. L. Gold, 1954), Tell It On The Drums (1955), The Cosmic Bunglers (1956), Earthshaker (1958), Gamble My Last Game (1958), Baboon Rock (1959), El Cid (1961), Taras Bulba (1962), Boys' Night Out (1962), The Big Gamble (1963), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Stagecoach (1966), Hour of the Gun (1967), Fancy (1969), The Cliffs of Night (1974), The Court of the Silver Shadows (1980), The Buttoned Sky/The Cosmic Bunglers (2012)

      Hardcover. Very Good. A complete collection of this adventure and fantasy novelist from Pittsburgh (1919 - 1980); he grew up in the West End / Sheraden area, attended Langley High School, and worked for a time in Monroeville. Many of his works are set in South Africa; only 'Fancy' has a distinctly Pittsburgh theme. Many of these books are warmly inscribed to very close friends from his Pittsburgh childhood. Several of his novels are paperback originals. Krepps also wrote under a variety of pseudonyms and we have tried to assemble as many of these as we could find, and we believe we have a complete set of his separately published works. All of the books are in very good condition and the hardbacks all have their dust jackets. There are duplicate copies (also inscribed) of his first book, The Field of Night, and his second book, Courts of the Lion. To repeat the titles this collection contains: The Field of Night (1948), Mistress of the Djinn (1950), The Courts of the Lion (1950), The Giants from Outer Space (1954), The Enormous Room (with H. L. Gold, 1954), Tell It On The Drums (1955), The Cosmic Bunglers (1956), Earthshaker (1958), Gamble My Last Game (1958), Baboon Rock (1959), El Cid (1961), Taras Bulba (1962), Boys' Night Out (1962), The Big Gamble (1963), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Stagecoach (1966), Hour of the Gun (1967), Fancy (1969), The Cliffs of Night (1974), The Court of the Silver Shadows (1980), The Buttoned Sky/The Cosmic Bunglers (2012).

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        Fifty Years of Golf

      London: Country Life and George Newnes,, 1919. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, golf motif to front board within single rule, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece and twenty-five illustrations. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Untamed

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. Price of "$1.50 Net" on spine of dustjacket. Stamped on front of dustjacket under title is "Published Mar. 15". Dustjacket art by Modest Stein. Title page and copyright page have same dates of 1919. 374 pages followed by 4 pages of ads for Putnam's titles. Dustjacket adhered at spine by publisher. Dustjacket has a one inch tear at base of spine and a couple of 1/4" tears at head of spine. Front flap has a 4" tear ar crease ( creases are sharp and fragile, as they are folded over thin end page.) Back flap has a 1" by 1/4" paper loss at bottom edge of flap fold. Top edge of page block lightly foxed and soiled, otherwise book is clean, square and tight. Dustjacket is also clean and bright. The first Max Brand book, filmed in 1920, starring Tom Mix.. An Advance Copy of this book is a truly RARE.. First Edition. Plain White Wrappers. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

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        LE LIVRE DES HEURES

      1919. Paperback. 1. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. LE LIVRE DES HEURES: heroiques & douloureuses des annees 1914 - 1915 - 1916 - 1917 - 1918. Paris: Berger - Levrault, 1919. 4to (7 1/2 x 11"), pictorial wraps, small repair at base of spine with some creasing of spine as usual else near Fine and partially unopened. This very scarce Helle work was done so that children should never forget the toll that war takes on people and a country. There are more than 140 half page, vibrant POCHOIR illustrations (hand-colored through a stencil) depicting the effect of war on all parts of society. There are also a few smaller illustrations and stunning flag motif endpapers.

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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXIV. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1919 - März 1920

      München, 1919 - 1920.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VI, 348 S.; VI, SS. 349-752. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Die Münchner satirische Zeitschrift hatte nach ihrer unrühmlichen Parteinahme im Ersten Weltkrieg und durch den veränderten Geschmack des Publikums in den 1920er Jahren mit niedrigeren Auflagen zu kämpfen. - Berieben. Rücken etwas lädiert.

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        [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Man Jeeves

      London: George Newnes, Limited, 1919. 251pp, [3]. Rebound in modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, calf title label to second panel, author to fourth, covers with gilt single fillet border, a.e.g. Externally fine, internally one or two spots of foxing to margins, but generally clean. Only four of the eight stories are about Jeeves. Jasen 23. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo.

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        DESPATCHES. (December 1915 - April 1919). Edited by Lieut Colonel J.H. Boraston OBE (Private Secretary to Earl Haig).

      First Edition. 2 Volumes. Dent. 1919.. pp378. Fold-out map at end, 24 maps on plates or in text, and 8 portraits. Volume II is the box of maps and has 10 large fold-out coloured maps. 4to. gilt decoration. The original cloth has a barely distinguishable uneven fading, really a VG presentable set. An inscription on the half title reads `To Major Guy Straker, 15th Hussars in grateful remembrance for his help throughout the great war, from the time he joined my personal staff as A.D.C. at Cassel in October 1914 until the end April 1919. `Douglas Haig, F.M.' Field Marshall Haig was Supreme Commander of British Forces on the Western Front from 1915 to 1919. CCJS02 US$0

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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        Sous les Cocardes (Signed First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Leaves of Grass. Facsimile edition of the 1855 text

      Portland, Maine:: Thomas Bird Mosher & William Francis Gable,. 1919.. Very good condition. 4to, frontispiece, xii, 95pp. One of 250 copies. Green gilt blind stamped cloth, with gilt title at front cover, and gilt title and gilt floral motifs at spine. With pale blue facsimile wrappers bound in, and Whitman memorabilia loosely inserted at title page, including newspaper clipping dated 1931 concerning Whitman's print shop in Brooklyn; three catalogue listings.& & There is an intriguing portrait of an older Whitman in an open neck white shirt loosely inserted. It is an 1888 photoprint portrait by Gutenkunst (Saunders 102), printed in oval, with a hand written caption erroneously dating it as 1855. [LOC, Feinberg/Whitman Collection 2002710174.] & & Corners lightly bumped, gilt at spine slt dulled, two slight ripples to front cover. Internally, slight toning at title page, from catalogue listings loosely inserted, o/w very good.

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        UBER DIE SPEZIELLE UND DIE ALLGEMEINE RELATIVITATSTHEORIE [GEMEINVERSTANDLICH]. Von A. Einstein. Signed

      Braunschweig:: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, 1919 Vierte Auflage; iv, 83 pp., issued as Sammlung Vieweg, Heft 38; Thick wrappers printed in red & black. Neatly signed at the top of the title page: "A. Einstein" in black fountain pen. A very good copy showing moderate wear, neat contemporary name also on the title page [5.5.1919] the front cover hinge / spine mended with [reversible] Japanese paper & Methyl Cellulose. A nice copy rarely available signed. Einstein's General Theory on Relativity was first published in the periodical Annalen der Physik in 1916; Printing and the Mind of Man 408, Weil No. 90, 4th to 9th edition [1919-1920] of this title. Custom ¼ leather clamshell case in fine condition. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition, 4th Printing.

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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination

      London: Harrap, 1919. Quarto. (384)pp. One of 170 copies signed by the artist. Frontispiece, twenty-three full-page illustrations, and ten tailpieces from line drawings by Harry Clarke. This is the second published book illustrated by Clarke, and it was this book that solidified his reputation as a major book artist during this fecund period for book illustration. Reviewers at the time, such as AE, felt that Clarke was "probably the ideal interpreter of Edgar Allan Poe" (Bowe, 53), as he was able to convey at once the horror and the beauty of Poe's tales. A bit of glue offsetting to endpapers, else a very fine, unopened copy of the desirable deluxe edition, bound in publisher's gilt-stamped full vellum. T.e.g.

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        SOUTH. The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917

      William Heinemann. London.,1919. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. Large 8vo. (10.1 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with colour photo frontis, five maps-including one large folding, and 87 mono photographic plates. A near very good copy with the page edges browned, as usual with this book. This first impression was printed on poor quality paper and is prone to browning. Original publishers dark blue cloth with silver illustration of The Endurance to front board. Spine and front board lettered in silver. Publishers blind stamped device to back board. Inner front hinge cracked but firm. Some rubbing to the extremities and remains of a repair to a split, about 1.5 inch long, to the lower rear outer hinge where a previous owner had placed a matching blue cloth patch which covered the first few letters of the Publishers name on the spine. This patch has mostly been removed so that the spine lettering is now readable. Overall an acceptable copy of this classic and fragile book.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        SOUTH. The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917

      William Heinemann. London. 1919. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.1 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with colour photo frontis, five maps-including one large folding, and 87 mono photographic plates. Generally a very good copy but one of the plates has pink paint to the top margin that just encrouches onto the edge of the image, some of the pink has transfered to the top of the text page opposite. There are three other paint marks on text pages, one is just a couple of small light blue brush marks over opposite pages, another is bigger blue brush marks over opposite pages and the third is a couple of small yellow and pink brush strokes to the margin of another pair of leaves. (Please ask for photographs of the affected areas). Aside from these four areas with paint marks the pages are in slightly better condition than usually found with this edition. This first impression was printed on poor quality paper and is prone to browning but, on the whole, this copy is in better condition than usually encountered although the page edges do inevitably still show some level of darkening. Original publishers dark blue cloth with silver illustration of The Endurance to front board. Spine and front board lettered in silver. Publishers blind stamped device to back board. Minor rubbing to the extremities and very small split(about 0.3 inch), without loss, to the top front hinge. Apart from the paint marks listed this is overall a very good, tight and bright copy of this classic book.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        South - The Story Of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914 - 1917

      William Heinemann , 1919 . 1st edition. . Cloth, G. xxii+376pp, colour frontis, 87 b/w plates [ inc one panorama ], folding map, 6 maps in the text & 2 b/w figs, index, a fair copy - the wartime paper browned at the edges as usual, this copy in plain red cloth probably rebound in the 1930's, Times Book Club ticket on the rear pastedown, map badly torn but complete, the index pages very yellowed whereas the main text is only yellowed around the margins - more of a cream colour to the text. A copy in need of restoration. The true first edition [ printed on poor quality paper stocks due to the First World War ] of one of the most, if not the the most, famous Expedition accounts of all time. In 1914 the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set sail in the Endurance under the command of Shackleton. He had had sucess on two previous expeditions and this expedition had high hopes of sucess. But the Endurance became Ice-bound & was crushed leading to one of the greatest feats of endevour in the annals of exploration. Shackelton managed to rescue all of his men and considering the difficulties, in good time.

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        Art of Origami

      An exceptional copy of this classic of the literature, the first book to use the standard international origami fold symbols, and procedure and base names, the latter-a contribution of Sam Randlett, gifted by him about a month prior to general release to Jay Marshall, the prominent American magician and publisher of origami literature, and with 4 pieces of related ephemera (formerly laid-in) that touch on the association between them, an excellent content 25-lines typed letter, signed Sam, that refers to sending the copy, an addressed, signed gift card inside a folded Origami Center of NY stationary sheet and a 202 x 271 mm b/w formal portrait photograph of Randlett posed for a piano recital at Fisk University. ORIGAMI DESIGN NOTATION: Developed by collaboration, principally between Robert Harbin and Sam Randlett, incorporating Akira Yoshizawa's dotted line and arrow fold symbols, Harbin's procedure folds, and Randlett's names for base folds, techniques and model designs. JAY MARSHALL (1919-2005), specialties in sleight of hand, conjuring and ventriloquism, stage magic historian and author, Dean of Society of American Magicians, frequent guest on Ed Sullivan, opened for Frank Sinatra's first Las Vegas show, moved in 50's to Chicago and married in 1955 magician, Frances Ireland Marshall (1910-2002), together to her death, jointly proprietors of L.L. Ireland Magic Co., renamed Magic, Inc. in 1963, shop used as meeting place for the Chicago Area Origami Society. Marshall, like several noted magicians including Houdini had a strong interest in origami and used it in his stage act. He was one of 35 honorary members of the Origamian, the magazine of the Origami Center of NY. Marshall and Randlett had a sustained friendship and working relationship: Marshall published the Randlett's book, "Basic Paper Folding" (1968) and "The Flapping Bird", the monthly origami magazine (1968-1976) edited by Randlett. EPHEMERA: Near Fine-Good (request detail). 1) Letter: 11 x 8.5 inches white sheet, typed original (no envelope), 25 lines, 4 paragraphs, recto side, addressed-Dear Jay, closing-best, signed-Sam in red ink, heading date-May 16, 1961, Randlett's Fisk University address stamped at foot. Paragraph 1: on NBC TV appearance on Today Show with Dave Garroway, May 4, 1961 to promote Art of Origami and promotion at the Marshall's Chicago magic shop. Paragraph 2: reply to previous Marshall inquiry, recommends new flapping bird design of John M. Nordquist for demonstrations in the shop, (the original kinetic design was brought to Europe by Meiji period Japanese magicians ca. 1880 [David Lister] (designs in Art of Origami, pp. 126-128 and pp. 166-169)), and a large rabbit model for window displays. Paragraph 3: acknowledges solicited Marshall quote for Art of Origami book-jacket wasn't used: documents gifting of Marshall's copy at authors' behest by publisher prior to May 16 (possibly first week in May). Paragraph 4: on Randlett's acceptance of assistant professor of music position at University of Illinois, Urbana and the Randlett's imminent June 1961 move. 2) Gift Card: manila, center-fold for holding open and margin hole for attaching with ribbon, blank except for inscription in Sam Randlett's hand, 4 short lines in black ink with a ball point pen, For Jay and Frances on the upper card and from Sam and Jean on inside, sleeved in 1 folded sheet of light blue correspondence paper from The Origami Center of NY, their address with phone number at heading. 3) Portrait Photograph: Samuel Randlett in formal wear, sitting at piano in ¾ pose, name and position at Fisk University in white letters with his CV on verso. BOOK FORMAT: Publisher's ivory cloth boards sewn with gray endpapers illustrated with 5 origami base designs, spine with orange letters. CONDITION DETAIL: Lacks Jacket. Pages: most with trace top edge toning, endpapers with edge toning, pp. 1-20 with slight top tip wear, p. 61 with slight bottom corner soiling, p. 62 with small fore-edge margin soil-spot, pp. 71-76 with top corner fold-line, pp. 101-161 with light bottom tip bends and pp. 161-192 with slight bottom tip wear. Covers: soiled and spine toned: 2 corners slightly bumped; 1 corner bumped with board of tip exposed. Binding: spine slant and slight loosening but solid: joints and hinges are very good. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 192 pages with intro to history of origami, note on symbols, 76 procedure, base, and model design folds, annotated bibliography and folds index, profusely illustrated with captioned b/w line drawings showing fold steps and with 28 pages of captioned b/w origami model photos including parrot frontispiece. SIZE: 10.2 x 7.2 inches. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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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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        Banners

      George H. Doran Company, New York 1919 - First edition. A little light soiling on the fragile, white papercovered boards still about fine in a slightly soiled else fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author. A nice copy of this poetry collection, the author's first book. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Americans All! : Victory Liberty Roll : Du Bois, Smith ... Et Al. (poster)

      Boston, Forbes, 1919. . World War I bond poster conservation mounted on paper and linen. Columbia hangs a wreath above a list of ethnic European surnames united in generous sacrifice. Printed in full color. Poster measures 40 x 27 inches (101.6 x 68.6 cm). Book condition: Near fine condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        A collection of 19 pamphlets of Irish Interest bound in One Volume

      - The collection comprises: (1) M. O' Mullane. Finn MacCoole His Life and Times. 32pp. Undated; (2) Joseph B. Cullen. The Danes in Ireland. 3rd ed. twentieth thousand. Irish Messenger, Dublin, 1919. 28pp; (3) Anonymous. The Life and Labours of St. Columba. 32pp. Undated; (4) Anonymous. Art MacMurrough Kavanagh, King of Leinster. Undated. 20pp; (5) Anonymous. Shane O'Neill. Undated. 19pp. + adverts; (6) E. Leahy. The Last Years of Hugh O'Neill. 4th ed. twenty fifth thousand. Irish Messenger, Dublin, 1919. 23pp + adverts; (7) Anonymous. The Retreat of Donal O'Sullivan Beare. Undated. 20pp; (8) M. J. O'Mullane. Rory O'Moore. Catholic Truth Society (CTSI), Dublin, 1914. Pp. 36; (9) Duggan, Michael T. Ven. Oliver Plunket Martyred Archbishop of Armagh. CTSI, Dublin. Undated. 36pp; (10) William Moran. Life of Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan. CTSI, Dublin, 1909. 44pp; (11) John G. Rowe. The Hero of Cremona. Count Daniel O'Mahony. Undated. 15pp + adverts; (12) J. A. Glynn. The Irish Brigade. CTSI, Dublin. Undated. 32pp; (13) Anonymous. Father Thomas Burke, o.p. (1830-1833). Undated. 32pp; (14) Anonymous. Gerald Griffin as a Christian Brother. CTSI, Dublin. Undated. 20pp; (15) Rev. John Curry. Daniel O'Connell A Survey of his Career. CTSI, Dublin, Undated. 20pp; (16) Susan Gavan Duffy. A Modern Apostle Father Theobald Mathew. Undated. 32pp; (17) M.J. O'Mullane. The Cruise of the "Erin's Hope;" or "Gun-running in '67." CTSI, Dublin. Undated. 32pp; (18) Anonymous. Life of Matt Talbot (1857-1925) A Dublin Labourer.Dublin, 1925. 20pp; (19) James D. Harnett. A Sketch of the life of Rev. Wm. Casey, P.P. of Abbeyfeale. Quennell, Tralee, 1908. 26pp. 3 photographic illustrations. Spine worn and faded. Occasional staple rust. Good overall.

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        Spezielle Pathologie und Therapie Innerer Krankheiten. 16 Volumes.

      Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg 1919 - Set of 16 Vols, brown cloth with darkened spines, boards sunned, ex lib with each 3 small labels on spine and stamps on ffep, halftitle and title page, some volumes with faint ink marks to few pages, with many b&w and coloured plates, binding firm, Volumes: 1; 2, 2.2, 2.3; 3; 5.1; 6.1.2, 6.2.3; 7; 8; 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.2; 10.1, 10.2, 10.3.3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historischer Atlas des Wiener Stadtbildes.,

      Wien, Vlg. d. Deutschösterr. Staatsdruckerei 1919. - 2°. 34 S., 47 (v. 50) doppelbl. gr. Taf. (dav. 3 farb.). in Photolithogr., 18 Textabb. OHLn.-Mappe. Berieb. - (Arbeiten d. kunsthistor. Instituts d. Univers. Wien, Lehrkanzel Strzygowski, Bd. XVI) pp. Gugitz 12187 - Es fehlen die Taf. 2, 9, 12. - Buchschmuck v. Rud. Junk. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORISCHER ATLAS DES WIENER STADTBILDES. [HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE VIENNESE CITYSCAPE. ] [LBC]

      Vienna State Printing Office,, Vienna, Austria 1919 - Maps; German Language; Maps, color, b/w; Elephant Folio 23" ; 34 pages; 50 double-page plates along with some textural illustrations. All 50 double-page plates counted and present in Near Fine condiiton. Binding folder with tape reinforcement to part of spine. Cloth ties intact. Contents loose in binding as issued. Text with light toning to margin edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rewolucja w Niemczech [Revolution in Germany]

      Lodz—Warsaw: Ksiazka i Sztuka, 1919. Original Wraps. Near Fine. SZYK, Arthur. SZYK, Arthur. Rewolucja W. Niemczech [Revolution in Germany]. Text by Julian Tuwim, in Polish. Lodz—Warsaw: Ksiazka i Sztuka, 1919. 30 pp. Original wrappers with illustrations on both covers, bound with original burgundy cord. Top right corner of front cover shows evidence of prior folding, small adhesion mark to back wrapper, otherwise, Near Fine Condition.& & FIRST EDITION of Szyk's first published book of political satire, mocking the German nation in the aftermath of World War I.& & Arthur Szyk, together with the poet Julian Tuwim, presents an illustrated story of a mentally and spiritually skewed German nation lunging towards a nonsensical revolution. The Schlegel quote on the first page sets the tone— “Deutsch sein heisst charakter haben” [To be German means to have [special quality] character]. This is surely a cutting reference to the absurdity of German arrogance and characters such as Otto Gotlieb Schmock (pun is obvious), Schweinwanz (compound of “pig” and “bedbug”), Germainer (“uncouth”) and Schwanzenhund (“tail of dog”) continue the irreverent mockery. References to the German imperial superiority and status as a god-favored nation are presented with such tongue in cheek observations as “The German God is a sturdy castle”. By the end of the book, even God has become a good German; for inspiring Schmock, He is presented a high rank as well as a black, white, and red ribbon reading “The royal Prussian God of the royal chamber”.& & Szyk's armed forces services. Szyk joined the Russian Army and served in the Battle of Lodz in the autumn of 1914. When the city was captured by Germans, he returned to his hometown and, surprisingly enough, was allowed to live normally and work as an artist. After the war, he directed his vibrant patriotic passions towards serving in the newly created Polish state. During the Polish-Soviet War of 1919—20, he was made artistic director of the Department of Propaganda for the Polish Army and was later decorated for his contributions to the war effort. It was during this tenure that he drew the illustrations for Revolution in Germany.& & Julian Tuwim (1894—1953) was born in Lodz and is considered to have been one of the outstanding Polish poets of the first half of the 20th century. From a strong Jewish background, he was also politically well educated and possessed a vibrant Polish spirit. Like Szyk, he was enthralled with Poland's liberation and his books of poetry were filled with idealism and awe. Soon enough the harsh realities of life changed his outlook and his works became sharper, more angry and full of the dark comic sarcasm so evident in Revolution in Germany.& & Extreme rarity. The scarcity of this work cannot be underscored. At the age of 25, Szyk was only just becoming known, a fact—when coupled with the delicacy of the binding—that makes this item precious indeed. OCLC lists only two institutional copies: Hoover Institution and UC Berkeley.

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        Das Aldegrever-Madchen [The Aldegrever Girl]

      Fritz Gurlitt Berlin: Fritz Gurlitt. 1919. First. Limited edition. Number 95 of 700 copies on laid paper. 39, [3] pp. With 8 original hand-colored lithographic plates by Georg Walter Rossner. 31 cm. Singed by the author. Volume 4 of the series: Der Venuswagen; Eine Sammlung Erotischer Privatdrucke mit Original-graphik. In quarter vellum and light red cloth, gilt spine title and centerpiece on the front board, vellum fastening ties with ivory clasps. With rubbing and some chipping to the cloth along the fore edges of both boards, light age-toning to the endpapers, lacking one ivory clasp, else very good in a fair slipcase. The text pages and plates are very clean and tight. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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