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        The Brass Check

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION

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

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        L'Appartement des jeunes filles. Orné de gravures au burin par J.-E. Laboureur

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

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Dal River (print)

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

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie, Booksellers A.B.A.A]
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        The Prisoners of Mainz

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914 - 1917

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

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

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

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        CINDERELLA

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Two years with the French Army: Section Sanitaire Anglaise 19; An account of the work of a Motor-Ambulance Convoy of the Friends' Ambulance Unit, B.R.C.S. 1916-1918

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp, in rhyme

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

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        Our Ex-Presidents : Ex-Presidents of the National Amateur Press Association - Sketches (Lovecraft's copy)

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

      [Bookseller: Terry Nudds]
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        Industry and Trade, A Study of Industrial Technique and Business Organization; and of their Influence on the Conditions of Various Classes and Nations,

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

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        Harlot's House

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919. One quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine; green paper to boards with gilt/black decoration to front board. Illustrated throughout with black and white prints. The signatures are unopened. Some wear to the paper along the upper and lower edges. Dustjacket shows wear to the outer edges, and there is an abrasion to the upper right front panel where a price sticker was removed. Signed by Vassos on the half-title in New York City, July 29, 1932.. Signed by Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Vassos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Die Zukunft.

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

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

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

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        Dada 4-5. [In cop.: Anthologie Dada. Paruit sous la direction de Tristan Tzara.]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS

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

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        CINDERELLA

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

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        Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz.

      Bern, Der Freie Verlag, 1919. - 8vo. 327 pp. Pubilsher's original printed wrappers. Inscribed by the author. First edition, inscribed to the managing director of the "Freier Verlag" (whose name has been effaced): "[Herrn Hans Huber] / In treuer Kameradschaft / Hugo Ball". Three years previously, the author had co-founded (with Hans Arp, Tristan Tzara, and Marcel Janco) the famous "Cabaret Voltaire" in Zurich, regarded as the cradle of Dadaism. In his present book he provides a historical analysis and critique of the "idea of the German state", which he held responsible for destroying "German thought". Prophetically, he writes: "It is my steadfast conviction that the destruction of the Prusso-German arbitrary power, as postulated by President Wilson in his famous address at Mount Vernon, will not be sufficient to protect the world from another German assassination [.]. It is of the utmost importance for the envisaged League of Nations to become fully aware of the historic strength of this foiled German plot, of the moral depletion of a people that has suffered for a thousand years under to most terrible theocracy [.]". The radical Ball, influenced by the great theorists of Anarchism, had spent most of the War years in exile in Switzerland, where he died in 1927, aged 41. Presentation copies of his books are rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Allevamento dello struzzo nell'Africa settentrionale.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Moon and Sixpence

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

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        Cinderella Retold By C.S. Evans And Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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

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        The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um

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

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

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

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        HEARTBREAK HOUSE, GREAT CATHERINE, AND PLAYLETS OF THE WAR

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

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        The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      New York: Boni and Liveright. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1919. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A wonderful First Edition/First Printing in about Fine condition. Rough yellow paper boards sides with white cloth shelfback; black lettering and border design, BAL 3527. The Very Good+, slightly spine-faded dustjacket shows some chipping with a few small tears. Scarce to find with acceptable wrapper; A collection of sketches, most of which were taken from a series the author wrote for The Galaxy from May 1870, to April 1871. The rest appeared in The Buffalo Express .

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        THE CURIOUS REPUBLIC OF GONDOUR and Other Whimsical Sketches

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

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        The CALL Of The CLOUDS.

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

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        Rudyard Kipling's Verse. Inclusive Edition 1885-1918

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Owl

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

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        The Wild Swans at Coole

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

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        Rudyard Kipling's Verse

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

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        Louis Wain's Father Xmas

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

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        Pierrot wounded and other poems

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

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

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

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

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

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        COLLECTION OF 18 FIRST EDITIONS in Original Publisher's Cloth

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

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        FEU PIERROT. 1857 - 19 ?

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

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