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        Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan

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

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        LA TECHNIQUE DE LA HOUILLE BLANCHE, Usines hydroélectriques, transport de l'énergie électrique, électrométallurgie - électrochimie.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE RED MARK

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Seven Men

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

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        Great Game Fishing at Catalina

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Baigneuse Assise. Etching by Pierre August Renoir 1919

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

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Il Piccolo. Giornale d'Italia.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CINDERELLA, Retold by C. S. Evans

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

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        Fifty Years of Golf

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Cutting of An Agate.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Cutting of an Agate

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

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

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

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

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        NOS LOISIRS. REVUE LITTERAIRE MODERNE. Three Original Pen & Ink Daragnes Illustrations. Nouvelle série. N° 3, Paris: 15/08/1919

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Macao & Cosmage Ou L'Experience Du Bonheur

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

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

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

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        Ten Days That Shook the World

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

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

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

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        Zur Kritik der deutschen Intelligenz

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

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        Cinderella. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A series of letters to art historian and biographer Auguste Bréal

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Frank Wild will tell the Story of his Adventures with Sir Ernest Shackleton's Expedition, 1914/17, and illustrate it with a magnificent series of Lantern Slides

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

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        The Works

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Pirates of the Spring

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Fifty Years of Golf

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Untamed

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXIV. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1919 - März 1920

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Man Jeeves

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

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        DESPATCHES. (December 1915 - April 1919). Edited by Lieut Colonel J.H. Boraston OBE (Private Secretary to Earl Haig).

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

      [Bookseller: John Shotton]
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