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        Pastiches et mélanges

      Nrf 1919 - - Nrf, Paris 1919, 16,5x22cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 70 exemplaires numérotés sur Lafuma de Voiron et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure probablement signée de Ducluzeau. Ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition, one of the 70 numbered copies on Lafuma de Voiron and re-imposed in the in-quarto tellière format, only large papers. Half-morocco binding with red corners, back with five nerves, golden date in tail, marbled paper plates, paper guards and counter tops, preserved cover and back, golden head, signed binding of Cluzeau. Ex-libris of Georges Vandaele glued on a flat. Beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Amen und Anfang.

      Bachmair, München 1919 - München, Bachmair, 1919. 4°. M. sign. Orig.-Titelholzschnitt v. Georg Schrimpf. 65 S., 1 Bl. Illustr. OHlwd. m. gold. RTit. (etw. berieben u. vord. Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt). Erste Ausgabe. Nr. 204 v. 300 Exempl., v. Autor im Druckverm. signiert. W./G. , Raabe 89,2; Lang 306 - sehr selten ! (etw. berieben u. vord. Innengelenk leicht angeplatzt). Erste Ausgabe. Nr. 204 v. 300 Exempl., v. Autor im Druckverm. signiert. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MADRIGALI E GROTTESCHI, rara prima edizione con fittizia menzione di "seconda edizione" in copertina con la grafica di LUCIO VENNA., Milano, Facchi, 1919

      1919. 12,8 x 19,2, brossura, bs., pp.217- Tipografia Sacchetti.Belle le tavole fuori testo di GINNA E ROSA' . di cui 6 sono quelle del SAM DUN ) -Bibliografia Cammarata futurismo 124.22.

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        Au Moins Soyez Discret (At Least Be Discrete)

      Paris: Librairie Georges Crès, 1919. One of the finest examples of art deco book design. Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) was an illustrator, graphic artist and fashion designer at the forefront of the art deco movement. A member of the organising committee for the famous Paris Art Deco Exhibition of 1925, his work for stylish Parisian fashion magazines in the 1920s brought great acclaim. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies, small quarto, illustrated pochoir wrappers with original translucent dust jacket, edges uncut, 100 pages, 180 x 115 mm, with 17 full-page colour pochoir illustrations and many smaller pochoir illustrations and cul-de-lampes throughout, a lovely copy.

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        The Magic Of Oz (First Printing In Original Dust Jacket)

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1919 - 266 Pp. First Edition, First Issue, First State Of Book, In First Issue Dust Jacket. Titles At Front Of Book List Through The Tin Woodman Of Oz (1918). 12 Full Color Inserts Tipped In. Publisher's Name "Reilly" On Spine Is 7/8" Long, Covers Medium Green, As Shown For First American Edition In Bienvenue, And Book Bulks 1 1/2" Thick. [Presumably The First Issue; Not Noted In Bienvenue Is That Copies Which Are Noticeably Thinner Than This Example, About 1 3/8" Thick, In A Cloth Of Similar But Lighter Gray- Green Color, And Thus Similar To The Binding Of The First Canadian Edition, Meet All The Other Points For The Bienvenue "First State", Even Though There Are Other Very Slight Differences Between The Covers Of This Book And Books With The Lighter Green Covers, Such As In The Inking And Type On The Spine, The Medium Green Books Like This One Appearing To Be Printed More Strongly And Finely, And The Colors On The Cover Of These Medium Green Books Printed Slightly Off Register With Small White Shadow Appearing Towards Upper Left Of Lettering. ] This Book With A Touch Of Wear To Corners Of Top And Bottom Edges, No Tears Or Fraying Or Fading Or Names, An Attractive Unfaded Example With Bright Green Cloth And Black Lettering On Spine. Front Cover Paste-On Illustration Bright And Complete, And Would Be Near Fine, But Has Neat Coloring To A Few Illustrations: 1. Front Pastedown Has Gold Watercolor On The Headdress And Sceptre; 2. On The B/W Frontispiece In Front Of The Colored Frontispiece, The Dress And Scarf Are Watercolored Green And The Hat Blue; 3. On P. 73, Sheets And Clothes Are Watercolored Green, Black Lines Of Dorothy's Hat Erased From Page; 4. On The Two-Page B/W Illustration On Pp134-135 There Is Extensive Appropriate Watercoloring; 5. There Is A Long Tear Near The Gutter Edge Of Pp 242-244, Not Affecting The Illustration On 243. Dust Jacket Is First Issue, With Illustration On Front And Back Reproducing The Paste-On Cover Illustration, Spine Panel Reproduces Spine Of Book Without A Price, Front Flap Summarizes The Story, Back Flap Is Blank. Dj Clean, Nearly Complete, Wear At Top And Bottom Edges, Several Tears, One Quite Long On Front Panel, One Irregular 3/4" Squarish Chip On Rear Panel Removing A Few Letters In Illustrator's Information, Several 1/2" Or Smaller Edge/Corner Losses Not Affecting Lettering Or Design. See Bienvenue, P. 79, First Issue First Printing ]. Hanff And Green; Xiii-1 : First Edition, First Issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Blätter zur Erkenntnis der Zeit. Hrsg. von F[ranz] Blei u. [Albert] P[aris] Gütersloh [d. i. Albert Conrad Kiehtreiber]. I. Jahrgang (von 2), Nrn. 1-12/14.

      Spätexpressionistische Zeitschrift mit philosophisch-politischen Inhalten. Es erschien noch ein zweiter Jahrgang mit vier Heften. - ?An erster stelle ist die, leider eingegangene Wochenschrift ?Die Rettung? (...) zu erwähnen, die zum Grundlegendsten gehört, was seit der Revolution veröffentlicht wurde, ohne die eine Revolutionierung nicht denkbar wäre.? (Felix Stiemer. In: Die Bücherkiste, Heft 3. München 1919. S. 37). - ?Fast alle Artikel schrieben - auf hohem Niveau - Franz Blei und Paris Gütersloh, in jeder Nummer sind beide mit je einem großen Leitaufsatz vertreten. Anonyme Stellungnahmen zur Zeit Postkartennotizen. Die Literatur spielt kaum eine Rolle. Mit einigen Beiträgen von Karl Theodor Bluth, Rudolf Borchardt, Fritz Cassirer, W. Kraft [Werner Kraft], Hans Lipmann, Karl Otten... ?(Raabe). Nachträglich wurden die Hefte des ersten Jahrgangs mit dem blauen Umschlag versehen, der ein Inhaltsverzeichnis u. ein Schlußwort trägt. - Einband leicht berieben u. bestoßen. - Dietzel/Hügel 2497. - Raabe, Zeitschriften 53.

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        The Last Million

      First Edition; 8vo; original blue cloth with black titles to spine and upper board and original dust jacket. Major General John Hay Beith, (1876-1952), was a British soldier, but he is best remembered as a novelist, playwright, essayist and historian who wrote under the pen name Ian Hay. His good-humoured account of army life, The First Hundred Thousand, published in 1915, was a best-seller. His works earned comparisons with Wodehouse. He popularised the phrase 'nothing to write home about'. On the strength of The First Hundred Thousand, he was sent to work in the information section of the British War Mission in Washington. Beith was with the American forces some months after their entry into the War and participated in several of the offensives, dedicated this work 'to that born fighter and modern crusader, the American doughboy. A very good copy, top of the spine a little bumped, some toning to end papers and a little foxing to the edge of the text block. The dust jacket is near fine, a little wear to the top and spine and two short tears to the foot of the rear panel. A lovely copy.

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        New England Aviators: 1914-1918: Their Portraits and Their Records: In Two Volumes

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1919. Very Good. First edition, one of one thousand copies printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the publishing committee of the New England aviators. Two volume set, 472pp., 480pp. Gray cloth stamped in blue and silver gilt. Illustrated from black and white portraits. Volume one has a small dampstain on bottom corners of a few pages, small dampstains on cloth, spine cocked, volume two has rear hinge cracked, spine darkened, a very good set. A representative group of World War I New England aviators are featured in this two volume set.

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

      Heinemann 1919 - Beautiful copy in the rare publisher's special leather binding. Original brown/black morocco with gilt lettering and vignette. Top edge gilt. 4to. A fine copy. Fifty one colour plates by Rackham are mounted onto green art paper and protected by tissue guards. Apart from the frontispiece all plates are mounted together at the end of the text, giving the pleasure of page after page of illustration. Two plates have slight abrasions. This book was the first of the opulent Christmas Gift books. Its beauty and popularity began the "Golden Age of Book Illustration," in which publishers and illustrators competed to present the most beautiful volumes to the gift market. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFFICHE 1ER JEUX AFRICAINS ALEXANDRE AN II DE LA IX OLYMPIADE PAR SOUSSA 1919

      - AFFICHE 1ER JEUX AFRICAINS ALEXANDRE AN II DE LA IX OLYMPIADE PAR SOUSSA 1919

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        Je ne parle pas français.

      Hampstead: The Heron Press,, 1919. Quarto. Original green wrappers, title label to front. Housed in a blue morocco-backed bookform slipcase. Minor loss to ends, but a near-fine copy. First edition, first impression, the Bradley Martin copy of this exceedingly rare Mansfield title, one of 100 copies printed by Arthur Murray at the Heron Press (which had been co-founded by Mansfield's husband, and Arthur's brother, John Middleton Murray). According to Ruth Mantz in her Critical Bibliography of Katherine Mansfield (1931), John Middleton Murray said of this publication that it was "printed for private circulation by my brother and myself. It was printed in 1918, though dated 1919. The stitching and binding took us the whole of January. Of the original 100 copies, about 20 were spoiled, and of the 80 perhaps 60 actually issued". Surviving copies are rare - only three copies are recorded at auction since the Bradley Martin sale in 1990. Mansfield's now famous short story, Je ne parle pas français, relates her first meeting with her lover Francis Carco, the bohemian "poète fantaisiste", the "romancier des apaches", an urban balladeer and cabaret performer acquainted with Picasso, Modigliani, and Appolinaire. J. M. Murray first met Carco while travelling in Paris as an undergraduate, and the two became fast friends, Murray viewing Carco as a latter-day Rimbaud and later employing as the foreign correspondent for his magazine Rhythm. Carco is perhaps best known for his affair with Katherine Mansfield, who Murray ill-advisedly introduced to him on their honeymoon in Paris in 1912. The title of this short story represents Mansfield's first words to Carco, whose inveigling response is to offer her French lessons. Murry's first novel, Still Life (1916), features Carco as the stereotypical French lover Dupont, who somewhat gallingly lectures the character Morry on his romantic ideal: engrossing and brief. Sexually, this was so for Carco and Mansfield, whose affair in February 1915 amounted to four nights of passion in a rented room not far from the French front line, which Mansfield illicitly reached by fooling the French army officials with a letter (written by Carco for the purpose) purporting to be from a sick relative demanding her presence. Mansfield's "An Indiscreet Journey" (written May 1915, published posthumously in Something Childish, 1923), also one of her most famous, tells the story of this affair.

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        The Hotel X

      UK: Ward Lock & Co, 1919. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. The Hotel X by William Le Queux First Edition Ward Lock & Co 1919. No inscriptions, no browning, lightly foxed edges, covers fine in a seldom seen VG+ pictorial dust jacket. Scarce

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        QUELQUES BOIS DE LUDOVIC RODO.

      - Avec une glose sur la gravure par Ker-Frank-Houx. [Text in French]. Pp. [16], illustrated with 17 woodcuts printed in dark brown; tall post 4to; printed brown paper wrappers, stabbed & tied, a trifle soiled, edges lightly creased; Ariste/Editions Georges Cres et Cie, Paris, 1919. One of 200 copies on Verge paper (total edition 225, including 25 not for sale). *Published in conjunction with the art journal \i Ariste. Ludovic Rodolphe Pissarro (1878-1952) was a son of Camille Pissarro. Familiarly known as 'Rodo', he often signed his works 'Ludovic Rodo.' In 1905, he participated in the first Fauve exhibition at the Salon des Ind\'e9pendents. When war broke out, he moved to London, where he worked closely with his brother Lucien. He is perhaps best remembered for compiling the definitive catalogue of his father\rquote s paintings, published in two volumes in 1939\lang1033 . Ker-Frank-Houx was a pseudonym of the writer and printer Francois Donker (1885-1922), who also wrote as Frank Julius. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages en Kaléidoscope Avec un titre et un thermomètre dessinés par Van Dongen

      Georges Crès et Cie. broché Édition originale. Un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé d'Arches, seul tirage de tête après 3 Chine. Par quelle agaçante magie, les étoiles exercent-elles sur nos cœurs un pouvoir si complet et si déraisonnable ? - écrivit Aragon dans le compte-rendu des Voyages qu'il publia en novembre 1919, dans le n°9 de Littérature - les enfants sensibles tirent de cette faiblesse humaine un plaisir qu'ils ne savent pas coupable : pour eux, on inventa le Kaléidoscope. L'invention de M. Joze, oculiste de l'occulte, est fichtrement plus compliquée : une sorte de cinématographe restituant en métaphores animées les images captées dans les prunelles de chaque être vivant, les images de toutes choses visibles, l'Univers, non tel que nos yeux croient l'apercevoir - Nous ne voyons et ne pouvons voir que ce qui est en nous-mêmes - mais ses propres vues intérieures dans lesquelles chacun, selon ses tendances, découvrira le sens caché de toutes choses. Et ce sens caché, relatif, nous sera restitué dans son sens absolu, par comparaison avec une autre manière de voir. En somme, fusion de l'individu et de la collectivité dans une sorte de physico-chimie transcendantale et humoristique : L'Harmonie naissant d'un Échange de vues ! Mais où Irène a-t-elle trouvé les connaissances hermétiques qu'elle distille au cours de ses Voyages, et dont le point culminant est sans doute atteint avec le fameux « Thermomaître » dessiné par Van Dongen ? se demande A. Coia-Gatie dans sa préface à la réédition du livre (Éditions de la Table d'Émeraude, 1984). Personne ne répond. Blanche Neige s'est déjà endormie. Qu'il suffise d'entendre parler de secret pourvu qu'ils ne soient pas révélés. Comme ce livre, particulièrement dérobé : selon sa légende, peu de temps après sa parution, la quasi-totalité de l'édition aurait disparue dans les flammes - on se serait même employé à pourchasser, quel qu'en fut le coût, les exemplaires déjà en circulation - un bibliophobe pyromane, donc, n'aurait point toléré qu'Irène, initiée à la tradition alchimique secrètement poursuivie par les Magophon et les Fulcanelli (celui-ci signale d'ailleurs les Voyages dans ses Demeures Philosophales), transgresse le mystère du Grand œuvre si jalousement préservé jusque-là. En tout cas, rare n'est pas ici un vain mot. Descendante du Grand Argentier du sultan de Constantinople, où par privilège exceptionnel il possédait en pleine cité une étonnante Oasis domaniale qui n'est pas sans rappeler la Maison de Grâce des Voyages (demeure magistrale au cœur de Paris, où notre singulier inventeur viendra se ressourcer dans le calme d'une luxuriante palmeraie), Irène Hillel-Erlanger eut son salon que fréquentèrent Larbaud, Perse, Fargue, Raymond Roussel, Van Dongen, et bien sûr les jeunes surréalistes. Elle collabora Par Amour à la revue d'Aragon, Breton et Soupault, Littérature (n°10, décembre 1919) - fantaisie musicale et variations sur le nom de Pearl White. Passionnée de cinématographie, elle finança la D. H. Film, une des premières sociétés de production fondée avec son amie Germaine Dulac - Hillel lui laissera une demi-douzaine de scénarios. Enfin, sous le pseudonyme de Claude Lorrey, elle publia des recueils poétiques et un bien curieux roman, La Chasse au Bonheur. Elle serait morte d'une façon soudaine et énigmatique, quelques mois après la parution de son livre, le jour du printemps. Ajoutons qu'avec Les Voyages en Kaléidoscope, Van Dongen signe sa toute première participation comme illustrateur d'un livre. Superbe exemplaire.

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        More Gems of Chinese Poetry, Translated into English Verse by W. J. B. Fletcher, with Comparative Passages from English Literature.

      - Shanghai: Commercial Press, Shangai, 1919. Hardcover brown cloth. No Jacket. First edition, first printing. Octavo, 21.8*15.7cm, iv+208 p. Boards/corners slightly cupped, pages slightly yellowing. Good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1919-20 - 37 volumes, octavo. Contemporary blue crushed half morocco by the Atelier Bindery for Charles Scribner's Sons, gilt-tooled raised bands to spines forming compartments, titles direct to second and third with date to foot gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, light blue cloth sides ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Original cloth cover and spine bound in at rear of vol. I. Partly unopened, spines attractively sunned to dark green, very occasional faint spotting to the cloth, the morocco gently darkening in a few places as usual. An excellent set. Half-titles, title-pages and terminal licence-leaves printed in red and black, etched portrait frontispiece after William Strang to vol. I, map frontispiece to vol. II. The Mellstock Edition, a deluxe edition limited to 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page in volume I. Initially discussed as early as July 1914, the start of the Great War halted production and the actual publication did not begin until December 1919. The edition name is a reference to 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 co-founder of the church "quire"; 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 Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey. Purdy, pp. 287-288. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tanks 1914-1918. The Log Book of a Pioneer.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine, tank device to front board. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy, trivial nicks to ends and corners, the jacket a little spotted and marked, with a few tiny closed tears to extremities, and two patches of internal tape repair to foot of spine, but still an exceptional survival. Portrait frontispiece and 45 other plates, illustrations to the text. First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket, and inscribed by the author, "To my friend George Roberts, most grateful for his assistance & encouragement, from the author, Albert G. Stern, Feb. 1920". "Several important books have been written on tanks, but this work of Sir Albert Stern's is unlikely to be superseded in its own class. the tone is highly controversial" (Falls). Falls p.79 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MADRIGALI E GROTTESCHI, rara prima edizione con fittizia menzione di "seconda edizione" in copertina con la grafica di LUCIO VENNA., Milano, Facchi, 1919

      - 12,8 x 19,2, brossura, bs., pp.217- Tipografia Sacchetti.Belle le tavole fuori testo di GINNA E ROSA' . di cui 6 sono qelle del SAM DUN ) -Bibliografia Cammarata futurismo 124.22.

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        Quia Pauper Amavi

      The Egoist Ltd, London 1919 - First Trade edition, one of 500 copies of a total edition of 600. 1 vols. 8vo. This copy has the word "wherefore" corrected in Pound's hand to "wherefrom" on page 34. Gallup A17a Grey paper board with olive green cloth spine, printed paper label . Spine a little faded and label darkened, light foxing throughout text, but overall very good First Trade edition, one of 500 copies of a total edition of 600. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The English and Empire Digest with complete and exhaustive Annotations being a complete Digest of every English Case reported from early Times to the present day, with additional cases from the Courts of Scotland, Ireland, The Empire of India and the Dominions beyond the Seas and complete and exhaustive annotations giving all the subsequent cases in which judicial opinions have been given concerning the english cases digested. 67 Volumes. Including one Volume "Desk Index for Volumes I - XXV" and 27 Volumes of First, Second and Third Cumulative Supplements (of which some are separated in two Volumes - especially for the War Years 1940-1945/46).

      London: Butterworth & Co.. Good to very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only Supplement Volume 12 in very poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen.. Includes the Volumes I - XXXI and LX - XLVIII. London, Butterworth & Co., 1919-1958. Large Octavo. Over 30000 pages. Includes also 4 Volumes of the "Blue Band" Replacement Edition (these Volumes are available in original and duplicate and all belong to this set). Original Hardcover (red cloth with gilt or black lettering on spine). Good to very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only Supplement Volume 12 in very poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. The Digest, formerly published as The English and Empire Digest, is a digest of case law. It is the "major modern work" of this kind. Its coverage is "wide" but incomplete, and it can be "complicated to use" if the user does not understand how the editions overlap. In 1994, it included cases from England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth, and from the European Communities. More than half a million cases from more than a thousand series of law reports were summarised. The work also serves as a citator and is "valuable" because of this. The English and Empire Digest was published in 49 volumes from 1919 to 1932. This was directed by the Earl of Halsbury and Sir Thomas Willes Chitty. The "Blue Band" Replacement Edition was published in 56 volumes from 1950 to 1970. Publication of the third edition, or "Green Band" Reissue Edition, began in 1971. In 1981, its name was changed to The Digest. It contains the fullest listing of the case law of the United Kingdom, including almost all reported decisions from the sixteenth century. (Wikipedia)

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        The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.

      Woolwich: Printed at the Royal Artillery Institution Printing House,, January 1919. Octavo. Original red cloth-backed printed boards. 5 folding maps and 4 folding sketches in an end-pocket. Corners rubbed, minor tape-mark at foot of spine, internally sound and clean, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's military reputation rests. On the sudden death of Sir James Grierson, Smith-Dorrien had been given command of 2nd Corps by Kitchener, despite the BEF commander Sir John French's clear preference for Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Plumer and French's running feud with Smith-Dorrien. For his part Smith-Dorrien "stepped voluntarily into the confrontation … Smith-Dorrien took over II Corps on 20 August 1914, and three days later the BEF was heavily engaged in the battle of Mons, followed by a retreat closely pursued by considerably superior German forces." Advised by Allenby, commanding the cavalry division, that his cavalry were too dispersed to cover the 2nd Corps retreat, Smith-Dorrien decided to stand and fight, in technical defiance of French's order to continue the retreat. Smith-Dorrien's decision was supported by others, including Allenby, and permission to fight was received from French shortly before dawn. However, French let 1st Corps continue its retreat, leaving Smith-Dorrien to fight the battle of Le Cateau without support. "The resulting battle … was a demonstration of one of the most difficult of all military manoeuvres, a delaying operation and retreat from contact. Smith-Dorrien's troops, with both their flanks in the air, fought a German attack of about twice their own strength to a standstill, and then marched away in broad daylight. Casualties for the battle were heavy … but it enabled 2nd Corps to break contact, and the Germans did not locate the BEF again until 1 September. The destruction of half the BEF had Smith-Dorrien mishandled 2nd corps at Le Cateau would have had incalculable results, and his military reputation has come to rest heavily on this small but important battle" (ibid.) French subsequently dismissed Smith-Dorrien in favour of Plumer, his original choice for the command. A combination of military–political machinations and ill-health meant that this command was Smith-Dorrien's last active service role. In 1919 French's war memoirs began to be published in instalments, containing an account of Le Cateau and Smith-Dorrien's conduct "so inaccurate as to verge on the defamatory, as well as contradicting the version in French's own official dispatches" (ibid.) Smith-Dorrien's request for a Royal Commission to examine the matter was refused and he had to satisfy himself with stating his version of events in a privately-circulated memoir. However, in 1922, the first volume of the official history of the First World War vindicated his position. "Although largely forced upon him, Smith-Dorrien's dignified public silence won him much sympathy and credence for his own memoirs … which appeared in 1925 after French's death" (ibid.) The present work was compiled by a notable military historian and gunner officer who was attached to the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, who therefore had privileged access to the relevant War Diaries, and in addition, interviewed "every available artillery officer" (Falls) who was present. Issued in the midst of the controversy, when the prevailing view was that the British had been overwhelmed at Le Cateau, Becke offers a stout rebuttal: "No statement could be more inaccurate. The more closely it is studied the more certain it becomes that the Action fought by General Sir H. Smith-Dorrien and the troops under his command on August 26th, 1914, was not only a triumph for the British arms but had a most important bearing on the whole retreat. Indeed it is not too much to claim that future historians will pronounce Le Cateau to be one of the most important delaying actions recorded in history." From the "other side of the hill" von Kluck declared, "The way the retreat was carried out was remarkable. I tried very hard to outflank them, but I could not do so. If I had succeeded the war would have been won" (quoted in Smith-Dorrien, Memories of Forty-Eight Years' Service).

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        The English and Empire Digest with complete and exhaustive Annotations being a complete Digest of every English Case reported from early Times to the present day, with additional cases from the Courts of Scotland, Ireland, The Empire of India and the Dominions beyond the Seas and complete and exhaustive annotations giving all the subsequent cases in which judicial opinions have been given concerning the english cases digested. 67 Volumes. Including one Volume "Desk Index for Volumes I - XXV" and 27 Volumes of First, Second and Third Cumulative Supplements (of which some are separated in two Volumes - especially for the War Years 1940-1945/46).

      Includes the Volumes I - XXXI and LX - XLVIII. London, Butterworth & Co., 1919-1958. Large Octavo. Over 30000 pages. Includes also 4 Volumes of the "Blue Band" Replacement Edition (these Volumes are available in original and duplicate and all belong to this set). Original Hardcover (red cloth with gilt or black lettering on spine). Good to very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Only Supplement Volume 12 in very poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. The Digest, formerly published as The English and Empire Digest, is a digest of case law. It is the "major modern work" of this kind. Its coverage is "wide" but incomplete, and it can be "complicated to use" if the user does not understand how the editions overlap. In 1994, it included cases from England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth, and from the European Communities. More than half a million cases from more than a thousand series of law reports were summarised. The work also serves as a citator and is "valuable" because of this.nThe English and Empire Digest was published in 49 volumes from 1919 to 1932. This was directed by the Earl of Halsbury and Sir Thomas Willes Chitty. The "Blue Band" Replacement Edition was published in 56 volumes from 1950 to 1970. Publication of the third edition, or "Green Band" Reissue Edition, began in 1971. In 1981, its name was changed to The Digest. It contains the fullest listing of the case law of the United Kingdom, including almost all reported decisions from the sixteenth century. (Wikipedia)

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        The Wild Swans at Coole

      The Macmillan Company 1919 - First American edition, first printing. Grey paper boards, stamped in black with design by Sturge Moore, in dust jacket repeating the same design. Near Fine, with light edge wear and toning to edges of boards, pages toned and lightly foxed. Dust jacket is slightly shorter than the book, with toning to spine, light wear at corners and spine ends with shallow chipping at crown. Revised price sticker of $1.25 adhered to base of spine. Wade 125. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke.

      The Medici Society, 1919 8vo. Recently rebound in half blue morocco, gilt lettered directly to spine, gilt ruled compartments, gilt ruling to boards, top edge gilt, frontispiece and title-page by Gwen Raverat. Limited Edition, Number 817 of 1000 copies.

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        Views of Baroda.

      Bombay, Devare & Co., [c. 1919]. Oblong folio. Original red crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, compartments ornamented in gilt, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, red endpapers, gilt-stamped red morocco label listing the appointments of Devare & Co by several Maharajas inside front cover, all edges gilt; 34 original photographs (c. 190 x 130 mm) mounted on strong card; hinges restored, one margin of mounting board a bit brittle, the final 7 mouting boards with marginal faint trace of humidity, otherwise fine. This splendid photo album by one of the leading Indian photographers of the Raj opens with a full-length portrait of the Maharadja of Baroda, His Highness Sir Sayadji Rao Gaekwar, followed by his wife, the Maharanee, and several external and internal views of their residence, Laxmi Vilas Palace, one of the largest private dwellings of the time, four times the size of Buckingham Palace. Other photos depict palaces, Baroda High School, public buildings (some not quite finished yet), an equestrian statue of the Maharadja, a bird's eye view of the city, the main street, ancient monuments and temples. Maharaja Sayaji Rao III, who took the throne in 1875, modernized and developed Baroda, establishing compulsory primary education, a library system and the University of Baroda. Vadodara, as the capital is correctly called now, was thriving under his reign which is considered the golden age of Maratha rule in the state. Gopinath K. Devare, whose son became the first and an importat cinematographer was the foremost Indian photographer. He commissioned a landmark in Mumbai in 1930, Devare Tower. Gopinath became the first Indian to be awarded Fellowship of Royal Society of Photograpy. - Binding photographed before restoration.

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        8 anime in una bomba. Romanzo esplosivo

      Edizioni futuriste di Poesia,, Milano, 1919 - Cm. 21,5, pp. 135 (9). Bella bross. orig. ill. con un disegno parolibero al piatto anteriore. Dorsetto abilmente rifatto ed una piccola porzione dell'angolo basso della brossura ricostruito, peraltro ben conservato. Bella dedica ms. di Marinetti ad Enrico Caprile. Edizione originale (con menzione di quinto migliaio) di questa raccolta di prose e parolibere. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TETSUKI WASHI NO TSURIKATA: A JAPANESE PAINTING SHOWING THE METHOD OF MAKING HAN

      - [Tottori n.d.ca.1919-1925]. Kakejiku, hanging scroll, size: 66.4 x 1m. 36 cm., painting size: 54.5 x 41.7 cm., excellent example, no issues, artist brush signed + his red cinnabar Hanko [chop/seal], mounted on brocade silk, clean firm.RARE! *** *** *** . . A JAPANESE POLYCHROME PAINTING . . . SHOWING THE PROCESS OF HAND-MADE PAPERMAKING IN JAPAN . . . A JAPANESE FOLK-ARTISAN CREATES LARGE SHEETS OF WASHI . . . A STUNNING SILK-MOUNTED KAKIJIKU HANGING SCROLL . . . AN ELEGANT & SUPERB JAPANESE FOLK-ART PAINTING . . *** This is a stunning and superb Japanese painting, elegantly mounted on an elaborate brocade-silk cloth, in the Kakejiku or hanging scroll [aka."Kakemono"] format. . *** THE ARTIST: NAKAJIMA Saito [1902-1955]: Saito was born in Tottori prefecture, and was a known painter of great skill. See color examples at Tottori Prefecture Museum below. Bamboo brush signed "Saito," and his red Hanko [seal/chop]. A lovely original polychrome painting. . *** THE SCENE: The scene shows the rear view of a woman hand-making Washi paper. . She stands before a large vat with the raw Kozo fibers floating in water. She utilizes a bamboo framework which supports the paper-making screed, a kind of screen in a frame which catches the fiber-rich mixture, holding the fibers above the screen until congealed. . Then this wet paper is removed for drying. Adjacent to the vat is a well head with fresh water running into a ceramic jar. Behind the papermaker is a large stack of created papers, in the first drying process. To the right of the paper stack is an "Oki" [wooden Japanese bucket] holding sprig of Cherry blossoms, indicating the month of April. . The use of cherry blossoms are indicative of the beginning of a new year, a new season, spring and the cherry blossoms, which only bloom in the remaining cold at the end of winter. It is also a good luck symbol, one of the main superstitious beliefs in Japan about spring and cherry blossoms, the most admired and respected of all Japanese flowers. . *** THE PAINTING: This superb work shows a Japanese woman wearing the traditional rural Kimono for active and creative folk-art efforts in Japanese Washi-making. She uses a framed screen to catch and hold the Kozo fiber mix to create a sheet of Washi paper. . She wears her hair in a bun, to keep it away from the splashing of the Kozo fiber-rich wet vat. She also wears a red strip of cloth, tied over her shoulders and under her arms to keep her Kimono sleeves away from and above the vat. . She utilizes a bamboo frame which gives lift and form to the framed screen while lifting up on the wet vat mixture to create a single sheet of Washi with each swish of the screen. The screen is then rested on the two brown bamboo poles while the excess water runs back into the vat, allowing the Kozo fibers to "fix" into a large sheet of Washi. . Once the major part of the water drains away, this leaves a damp sheet of Washi paper which is placed on the large stack of others behind her. These are later placed on large wooden boards rested on a wall or tree with the fresh damp sheets plastered there upon until dry. . *** THE STUNNING KAKEJIKU MOUNTING: This lovely Kakejiku scroll painting was professionally mounted with the utmost care and skill of the period, utilizing the best of materials. The verso is a laid Washi paper, clean and solid. . The Kakejiku is beautifully mounted using three kinds of silk brocade cloth: a. top and bottom is a stripped crepe-silk, with buff . background and ochre and pale green stripes. . b. below that is the large silk-brocade background, green . floral pattern against a background of gold and green, . with gold high-lights. . c. The two bands above and below the painting are gold- . brocade silk with floral pattern and pale gold . background, with gold pedals and leaf high-lights. . d. There are the two typical Futai [two embroidered-silk . strips] at the top, from the same cloth as item "c" . above. The Tsuyu ["dew drops"] tied ends made

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        Pensées sans langage

      E. Figuiére, Paris 1919 - Précédé d¿une préface par Udnie 185x122mm, 119pp., demi-chagrin noir, plats en plexigas, couverture et dos conservés (Lobstein), mention de première édition en couverture. Edition originale de ce recueil orné d¿une couverture dessinée par l¿auteur appartenant à son cycle d¿inspiration mécanique dont il n¿a pas été tiré de grands papiers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Orchideengarten. Phantastische Blätter. 1. Jahrgang, Heft 1 - 18.

      Dreiländerverlag, München, Wien, Zürich 1919 - 18 in 17 Heften, HPerg., 4°, ca. 18 - 30 S., mit jeweils einem farb. Deckblatt, reich illustriert, Seiten teilweise mit schwachem, mittigem Längsknick, Seiten leicht gebräunt, eine Seite ca. 5 cm eingerissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: American Soldiers and Nurses in World War One

      New York, Remagen, etc., 1919. Very Good. Oblong small quarto measuring 11.25" x 7.25". String-tied flexible leather with "Snap Shots" printed on the front cover. Contains 52 mostly sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs, many measuring 3.5" x 5.5" with a few larger or smaller. Uncaptioned, but a few are real photo post cards and are partially detached so they can be read (albeit with effort). One portrait is signed "P. J. Farrell" and he appears in other images as well. Slight dampstains and creases on the leather wrappers, very good; a little glue bleed-through on a few images, but overall the images are near fine.Largely made up of images of American doughboys, nurses, and family members, mostly on the home front in what is probably around Camp Albert Mills on Long Island, although at least one is of several New York doughboys (identified on the back) at "Ramagen-on-the-Rhine" as an occupying force (with one of the soldiers in German uniform and helmet). Perhaps half of the images are of soldiers in uniform, mostly at ease or with friends, several others are of Red Cross nurses, with perhaps the last dozen of family and friends often with American flags or other patriotic paraphernalia in evidence, but at least a couple with some pretty outlandish bathing costumes.A pleasing accumulation of World War One images, mostly on the homefront.

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        Full Speed Ahead: Tales From the Log of a Correspondent with Our Navy

      Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1919. Very Good. First edition. xiii, 254pp. Rebound in black faux leather with gilt-stamped spine, new endpapers. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece, plates. Short tear and crease on title page with neat tape repair, spine creased, a very good copy. This is the author's second book being the only American correspondent to travel with the British Grand Fleet and to be aboard an American destroyer during combat engagement and sinking. Scarce, OCLC locates only 1 copy.

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        Le Bon plaisir. Vignettes et eaux-fortes originales de Drésa.

      René Kieffer, 1919. In-4 plein maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, filets et roulettes, triple filet doré sur les plats, double sur les coupes, belle guirlande florale dorée à treillage en contreplats autour et dans une pièce de maroquin bleu nuit, gardes de soie, tranches dorées, couvertures et dos conservés, doublure de maroquin à bande (usée), 223 pp. Compositions hors-texte en couleurs. Bel exemplaire et superbe reliure de La Haye. Tiré à 250 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 30 contenant deux états supplémentaires des eaux-fortes. Edition recherchée, surtout en grand papier (Carteret).

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        Typed Memorandum Signed at the top 'App[rove]d.G.R.I.' and at the foot 'A. Bonar Law', (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) and Andrew Bonar LAW, (1858-1923, Prime Minister, 1922-1923)

      1919 - "in the absence of the Prime Minister", Lloyd George, who was representing Great Britain at Versailles, submitting the name of the Rev. C.N. Swayne for the Crown living of Whittlesbury-cum-Silverstone, Northamptonshire, in order to complete an exchange with the present rector to which the patron of the other living, Withern in Lincolnshire, has already given consent, 1 side 4to, 10 Downing Street, August two neat filing holes in blank top margin At this time Bonar Law was the leader of the Conservatives, who had a large majority in the continued war-time coalition headed by Lloyd George. Although only leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, he was constantly consulted by Lloyd George and was effectively deputy premier.

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        La faïence artistique de Moustiers.

      Lyon, Veuve Blot, 1919, demi-basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs, plats de la couv. cons. -Qq. ff. lég. déboîtés. - in-4 de (4)-IX-(1)-86-(5) pp. + 88 pl. h.t. (dont 65 en couleurs) accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée + 1 pl. offrant la reproduction de 41 marques et monogrammes + 6 ff. n. ch. (titres des différentes parties) . Edition originale. Tirée à 550 exemplaires.Cette édition du meilleur ouvrage sur les faïences de Moustiers est très recherchée, en raison de la grande qualité de ses reproductions "gardant aux couleurs leur valeur vraie, et faisant revivre sur le papier jusqu’aux transparences de l’émail." (Damiron).Malgré sa qualité, la réédition en fac-similé offset de 1976 n’a pu atteindre à ce degré de perfection.

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        Carrousels et Baraques. Contés Cravés par Edgard Tutgat.

      Cyril Beaumont London 1919 - Landscape 8vo ( 22 x 26 cm). Limited edition, numbered 134 of 110 numbered copies on China paper, from a total edition of 150. Pp. 4; 12 (unnumbered leaves); 8, with black and white vignettes in text, 6 woodcut plates printed in colour, mounted on cream card, loose as issued in publisher's original printed portfolio, one 1.5 cm vertical portion of half-title browned at edge, all loose in publisher's original printed portfolio, two inner flaps of the portfolio detached, ties on portfolio broken; otherwise a fresh bright example. Limited edition, numbered 134 of 110 numbered copies on China paper, from a total edition of 150. Edgard Tygat, (1879-1957), Belgian painter, printmaker, watercolorist, and illustrator is best known for his delightful edition of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (1921). He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels; and his work is noteworthy for its sweet, childlike, self-consciously naive, poetic style. He spent four years as "an exile" in London which gave him the opportunity "to better feel the charms in the manners and customs of his country." Carrousels et baraques was the result of childhood memories that came to him like "all the sparks of pearls on black velvet and the little windows of a thousand hues adorning the carousels and booths in my village." (from the preface). Cyril Beaumont, well known as a dance historian, bookseller and publisher, founded the Beaumont Press in 1917 and began to print by hand fine books on poetry of which this is a superb example.

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        Commerce and Industry.

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd.,, 1919. A Historical Review of the Economic Conditions of the British Empire from the Peace of Paris in 1815 to the Declaration of War in 1914, based on Parliamentary Debates. With a Preface by Sir William Ashley, M.A., Ph.D. Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce. 2 volumes, large octavo. Original green cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, front boards lettered in blind. 7 map plates. Ownership inscription of William Ashley to vol. I, with an autograph letter signed from Page to Ashley tipped-in, plus 8 newspaper reviews of the edition tipped-in and labelled by Ashley to the rear endpapers. Ownership inscription of W. W. Gibson dated 17th July 1919 to vol. II. Spine ends and tips very slightly rubbed, top edge and corner of front board of vol. II a little bumped, an excellent set. First edition, first impression, of the comprehensive history of Britain's economy prior to the First World War as recorded by Parliament, written to "afford some assistance to those interested in the reconstruction which necessarily follows the destructive agency of war". This copy was owned by economic historian Sir William James Ashley, who made significant contributions to the development of economic history in Britain, as well as to the founding of business studies as a discipline. Ashley contributed the preface to the work. By focusing on parliamentary documents, the first volume of Commerce and Industry aims to provide as impartial a review of commercial and industrial matters as possible. The second volume is one of statistics tables, covering population summaries, revenue and expenditure reports, local taxation records, and railway returns, among other areas. The Victoria History of the Counties of England series, of which Page was both joint and sole general editor from 1902 onwards, established his reputation as a trusted editor. In his note to the edition Page expresses his indebtedness to Ashley, "whose constant help, advice and criticism have greatly added to the completeness, utility and accuracy of the work". This is reiterated in his letter to Ashley, dated 12 May 1919, in which Page writes: "I was glad to get your excellent preface ... I will be careful to see that all your corrections are made and don't think there is any necessity to send you the revisions. I am hurrying to the printers and binders with the hope of getting the work out by the end of this month or early in June ... Let me take this opportunity of thanking you most heartily for all your help, trouble, and forbearance in carrying out this work. If it should prove to be of use its utility will be mainly owing to your assistance". To the rear of the first volume Ashley has included reviews of Commerce and Industry from the Sunday Times, Irish Times, Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Financial Review of Reviews, The Scotsman, and the Birmingham Daily Post, dated from July to October 1919.

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