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        TRAITÉ DE PAIX entre Les Puissance Alliées et Associées et L'Autriche, Protocole et Declarations, Signés a Saint-Germain-en-Laye le 10 Septembre 1919. (Textes Francais, Anglais et Italien).

      Versailles: League of Nations 1919 - Small folio (13 inches x 8 3/4 inches or 33 cm x 22.2 cm) half red leather library binding, red cloth, light wear, some dust staining to title page, light tanning to margins of all pages. Stamp of Supreme War Council British Section on title page and dated 25th September 1919, text in French, English and Italian, contains: The Covenant of the League of Nations; Frontiers of Austria; Poliitical Clauses For Europe; Austrian Intrests Outside Europe; Military, Naval and Air Clauses; Prisoners of War and War Graves; Penalties; Reparation; Financial Clauses; Economic Clauses; Aerial Navigation; Ports, Waterways and Railways; Labour; Miscellaneous Provisions, Map in pocket on rear blank, 536 pages plus protocol (4 pages), Declaration (3 pages), Special Declaration (2 pages). [HEAVY ITEM] [General information: Photographs available - please specify views wanted. Postage and packaging at cost based on average size book and surface post outside UK: multi-volumes and heavy items and air mail may require additional charges]

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        A l'Est du Soleil et a l'Ouest de la Lune: Contes Anciens du Nord

      H. Piazza Paris: H. Piazza. Limited. hardcover. fine. Recueillis par Edmond Pilon. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen with 24 mounted color plates, protected with lettered tissue; numerous b/w figures in the text. 125pp. Tall 4to, handsomely rebound in full red morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Paris: H. Piazza, (1919). A fine copy. Limited Edition, one of 1500 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        Iglesias Mozárabes. Arte español de los siglos IX a XI.

      Madrid, Centro de Estudios Históricos, 1919. - Dos volúmenes en 4to mayor; XXIV pp., 407 pp. Con 220 ilustraciones y planos entre el texto, tres láminas plegadas con perspectivas isométricas y un mapa plegado + 151 láminas fotográficas. Algunos subrayados en el volúmen de texto. Cubiertas originales salvadas en encuadernación en piel, con lomeras ornadas y tejuelos. Ligeramente fatigada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

      London: Medici Society, 1919. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Title page and frontispiece portrait by G. Raverat. 156 pages, slim 8vo, full brown morocco, inlaid pattern on covers, inner dentelles, t.e.g. London: Chiswick Press, The Medici Society, 1919. Limited Edition. Near Fine. One of 1000 hand numbered copies. A Riccardi Press Book.

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        A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes

      Washington: The Smithsonian Institution. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Robert Goddard's famous explanation of the powerful potential of rocketry and, specifically, on the possibility of projecting an object beyond the atmosphere of the Earth. "Goddard, a physics professor at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., had published an arid little paper on an outrageous topic, rocket travel. Unlike most of his colleagues, Goddard believed rocketry was a viable technology, and his paper, primly titled "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes," was designed to prove it. For the lay reader, there wasn't much in the writing to excite interest, but at the end, the buttoned-up professor unbuttoned a bit. If you used his technology to build a rocket big enough, he argued, and if you primed it with fuel that was powerful enough, you just might be able to reach the moon with it." (Time 100). At the time of publication, Goddard was widely ridiculed as a hopeless dreamer; his work would, of course, later be recognized as providing the foundation for the modern space age. With 25 photographic plates on 10 pages. IN: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 71, No. 2 (pp. 1-69, plus 10 pages of plates). Washington: The Smithsonian Institution, 1919. Octavo, contemporary drab boards with volume number and call number in ink on spine. Interior fine. Rare.

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        Car Builders' Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Ninth Edition, 1919: Definitions and Illustrations of American Railway Cars, Their Parts and Equipment (Master Car Builders' Association)

      New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Co. , 1919. Revised & enlarged edition.. Oversized hardback: original black cloth with blind-stamped borders and gilt spine title. Pages edged in red. . Very good condition./No dust jacket, as issued.. B&W photographs and illustrations.. Massive compilation of all facets of railway cars and their construction in the early 20th-century. Included are freight and passenger car designs, special use cars (loggers, plows, cranes, etc.), and detailed specifications. Lavishly illustrated with black and white photographs, plans, and scale drawings. Also included is a page with 22 color samples of passenger car body enamel by B.P.S. Railine Products. Some of the samples are rubbed, but still retain much of their vibrancy. Of special note are transport, railway gun carriage, and hospital cars used by the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Book in remarkable condition, with only some light edgewear and rubbing to boards. Hinges firm. Slight crease to title page. Contents clean and bright with exception of minor bleeding of red stain applied by publisher to page edges on margins of pages 1234-37. A superb copy of a scarce and important work chronicling an important era of railroad history.

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        LAS ROSAS DE HERCULES. Libro I y II. Viñetas de Nestor y Miguel M. F. de la Torre. Guardas de José Hurtado de Mendoza. Retrato de Nicolás Massieu.

      1919 - Madrid, Imprenta Clásica Española. 1919-1922. 2 vols. Primera edición. rústica cartoné original, 194 p. + 1 h. 169 p., + 1 h. Obra de gran belleza por sus ilustraciones modernistas en cubiertas, guardas, iniciales, texto enmarcado, impresión a dos tintas. Sellos de tampón antiguo propietario. Las viñetas son del afamado pintor canario Néstor. Morales, poeta modernista, también canario (1885 ? 1921). El libro segundo se publica 3 años antes del primero (que sale después de la muerte del poeta.). Obra completa, sin desbarbar, MODERNISMO CANARIO, MODERNISMO, MODERNISME, VANGUARDIAS, Canarias, Canaries, avant-gard, Nestor,

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes

      Washington: The Smithsonian Institution, 1919. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Ex-Library. [4], 69, [1-blank], [10-plates containing 25 figures] pages. Extracted from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol. 71, and nicely rebound with simple leather spine and reproduced title page printed on front cover. Ciancone in his Literary Legacy of the Space Race (#84) notes this is the 'First monograph in English on the use of rockets for space travel. In the final section, Goddard suggested using a small portion of flash powder in a rocket directed at the moon in an attempt to visually verify a successful impact. Despite the scientific nature of the bulk of the monograph, this brief proposal captured the attention of the press, which derided Goddard's work with great skepticism and provided little comfort to the reserved Goddard." Ciancone also notes but we have been unable to verify that this work was actually published in 1920 'despite stated publication date of 1919.'.

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        Tales of Fishes

      New York: Harper, 1919. First. hardcover. fine. Photographic illustrations. Tall 8vo, re-bound in full black morocco, blue & green spine labels. raised bands, marbled end-papers. N.Y. : Harper, 1919. First Edition. Presentation copy, Hollywood, Calif. - Dec. 10, 1919.

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        The American Language

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1919 - First edition, no. 544 of 1500 copies printed and type distributed. Royal 8vo. 374 pp. Original black cloth. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      New York: Robert M. McBride & Co.,. 1919. original green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold.. Cloth rubbed at edges, wear to lower spine end, some fading to gold. lettering on spine panel, inner rear hinge partially cracked, a. sound, very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light. edge wear, closed tear at lower edge of front panel with associated. crease, light wear and minor loss to spine ends, and closed tear at. upper edge of rear panel. Scarce in jacket. (#140569). First U.S. edition. Mystery involving the opium dens of Limehouse, murder and London society. A bestseller of the time; "... [Rohmer] saw both the opportunity and the need for another book to focus public attention on the [drug] traffickers." - Cay Van Ash, Master of Villainy: A Biography of Sax Rohmer, p. 111.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Caliph's Design. Architects! Where Is Your Vortex? SIGNED

      London: The Egoist Ltd., 1919. 1st ed., 1919. 8vo. 71 pp. + [1] page ads. Original stiff marbled covers with printed paper label front cover. Wyndham Lewis' brilliant aesthetic analysis of architecture. SIGNED by Lewis on the title page. This is an especially nice example of a fragile production: other than light spinal sunning this is a bright, fine book. Rare signed.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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        Maine Fishermen in the Harbor

      Robinhood, Me., ca. late 1940s. Watercolor. Matted. 20 x 27 inches. Signed.& Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Me., where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Me. as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

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        Essays on the Surgery of the Temporal Bone. 2 volume set

      London: Macmillan & Co Ltd. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library. Some foxing. 1919. First Edition. Dark green hardback cloth cover. xxiv, 253pp; xiii, 358pp + plates :: 125 coloured plates :: 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9") .

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        Surgery Of The Temporal Bone Vol. 2, Essays On The

      London: Macmillan And Co., 1919. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Volume 2 Of A Two Volume Set. Includes 612 Total Pages, 125 Plates And 120 Figures. Sold Only In Two Volume Set. Navy Blue Cloth Cover, Rear Cover Shows Fading And Aging And Discolorations. Color Plates In Excellent Shape As Are The Pages Only Slightly Yellowed. Previous Owner Name Written In Pencil On Inside Endleaf..

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      London: Erskin Macdonald Ltd 1919 - First edition, first printing. Original black boards with red lettering to front panel and spine in dustwrapper. A VERY GOOD+ copy, slightly bumped to head and tail of spine and with scattered light foxing to endpapers in a VERY GOOD edge-worn but complete dustwrapper with a few small chips at the folds and spine tips and a long closed tear between the front fold and flap. The spine and front panel are evenly browned. A nice example of this rare feminist novel, especially so in its original dustwrapper. The first novel by Margaret Leonora Eyles, a feminist and political activist of her day. Eyles wrote for the TLS, edited the women’s page in The Miner and had a column in the infant Woman’s Own magazine, in which she established her reputation for a sympathetic understanding of the women’s issues of the day, writing as an ‘agony aunt’ from the first issue in 1932. Orphaned in childhood and abandoned by her first husband with three children at twenty-four, Eyles experienced first-hand the contemporary hardships of impoverished mothers and wives which would become the central concern of her novels. ‘Margaret Protests’, a bestseller on its publication, is ‘a pitiful ruthless exposure of poverty, inefficient education and modern marriage conditions.’ The novel is also heavily influenced by the writings of Marie Stopes, who published ‘Married Love’ and ‘Wise Parenthood’ the previous year. Eyles tackles themes of abortion and birth control and explores family relationships and education. A controversial and popular author and journalist in her day, Eyles takes a significant place in the history of feminism in literature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Henry Holt and Company New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. The dustwrapper is complete but for slight loss along each flap fold and a vertical 2-1/2" chip along the spine edge and rear panel that is no wider than 1/4". Copies in any decent dustwrapper are virtually unknown. Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper. Original brown paper boards with paper label on the front board and spine, in the very scarce printed dustwrapper. Ransom's first book consisting of poems written while he was a cadet and later an officer in in World War I.

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      London and Philadelphia: William Heinemann and J. B. Lippincott, 1919. Edition de Luxe. One of 525 numbered copies on English handmade paper signed by Rackham. With a special tipped in color frontispiece not included in the trade edition. Eight three-color silhouette pages with many other b/ w silhouettes throughout. A very nice example. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. An owner inscription has been erased from the recto of front free endpaper; and old dealer's description has been affixed to the verso. Light wear to cover. Includes the very scarce dust jacket, which has some edge wear and a tape repair on the reverse. The glare in one of the images is due to the mylar dust jacket protector.. Signed by Artist. Limited Deluxe Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good to Very Good. Illus. by Rackham, Arthur. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        A History of Italian Furniture; Volume II From the Fourteenth to the Early Nineteenth Centuries

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co.. 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume two only. 1/500. Folio, cloth hardbound, gilt titles, clean unmarked text, 415 pp., heavily illustrated. Very Good copy with some soil/discoloration to some pages of the text (especially the outer pages), owner's signature to the front flyleaf, minor wear to the outer pages of the text, cloth covers with rubbing/edgewear, spine-ends/tips of the covers worn with a bit of fraying. Rare book. Digital images available upon request.

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        The Mark on the Wall

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, [June] 1919. "Second Edition". First separate edition, originally published in Two Stories, July 1917. 8vo. 10 pp. Printed wrappers. Short tear at head of spine fold, some browning on upper cover, a bit of foxing throughout. Very good. Kirkpatrick A2b; Woolmer 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Moon and Sixpence (SIGNED COPY)

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

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        Corriere della Sera.

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

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

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

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        Dal River (print)

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

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        The War Poems

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

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

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

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        Collision of alpha Particles with Light Atoms; An Anomalous Effect in Nitrogen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Historischer Atlas des Wiener Stadtbildes

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

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        Le retour de l'enfant prodigue *

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

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1919

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

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

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

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        The CALL Of The CLOUDS

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

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        Les signes parmi nous *

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

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        Album of Revolutionary Russia

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

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

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        Six poèmes *

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

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        The Mystery of Easter Island. The Story of an Expedition

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        One of Theodore Roosevelt's Last Signed Letters

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

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