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        The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

      Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London., 1919. New edition. Edited, with a glossary, by W.J. Craig. Frontispiece portrait. Superb period binding by Morrell of full red morocco, raised bands, gilt rules, ornamental gilt border on both covers, ornate inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Batik endpapers. School prize stamped in gilt on upper cover, Wellesley House - Herbert Day Memorial Prize. On the front free endpaper written on the award bookplate: "Herbert Day Memorial Prize [Wellesley House. Awarded to] H.L. Cuff for good example and leadership - Lent [Term] 1920 - Shirley Russell." Herbert Day, who with Shirley Russell and L.J. Moon bought the school, was killed in the Great War. Spine a little scuffed otherwise a near fine, very bright copy preserved in a slightly marked cloth slipcase with fleece lining.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Das Kestnerbuch

      Hannover: Heinrich Böhme, 1919. 4to (281 x 223 mm). 12 original woodcuts and lithographs by various artists, see above. Original cloth-backed boards. Some light dampstaining to spine, minor wear to extremities; some overall light browning. Provenance: purchased from Erasmushaus, 1953. FIRST EDITION, limited to 150 copies, of this anthology of German Expressionism. The six full-page woodcuts are by Erich Heckel (Dube T. 319 b), Wilhelm Plünnecke, Eberhard Viegener, Ernst Barlach (Schult 163), Lyonel Feininger (Prasse W 46 II), and Kurt Schwitters (Schmalenbach-Bolliger 250); the six lithographs are by Max Unold, Richard Seewald (Jentsch L 91), Conrad Felixmüller (Söhn 176 b), Paul Klee (Kornfeld 75b), Max Buchartz, and Otto Gleichmann. The poems and stories are by Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin, Walt Whitman, Else Lasker-Schüler, Max Pulver, Theodor Dubler and others. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        [Photo Album]: Women in College

      Massachusetts. 1919-1921. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7" x 10". Stapled black cloth over stiff paper boards with "Photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 262 black and white or sepia-toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 6" x 8", some with captions. Very good album with some chips and tears on the boards and leaves, with near fine photographs some with fading.A photo album compiled by a young woman attending college in Massachusetts beginning in 1919. From street signs it appears she went to Fitchburg Normal School, now Fitchburg State University, in North Central Massachusetts. Many of the photos show the women posed around campus with one photo of the four women huddled together smiling which reads, "fresh freshman," another shows them climbing a sign for Pearl Hill Road. They also visited friends, both men and women, at Harvard. Two photos show members of Fitchburg's girls' basketball team with a caption which reads, "Rah, Rah, Rah!" and another which reads "the victorious five 3 cheers!" Many of the photos show the women posing and being silly with such captions as: "naughty, naughty," "why Vera!," and "asleep at the switch." The women are seen in fashionable outfits, school uniforms, and hats throughout the album. One particularly intriguing image shows a woman, her hat in hand, passionately kissing a female schoolmate with a caption that read: "you mouthwatering Sappho." The women in this set of photos are flirty and smiling and posing on a bridge in a wooded area. After graduating the complier became a school teacher in 1921 and there are photos of her with her class of younger girls posed in a school yard and during a school play. Other photos include family snapshots and vacation photos featuring one of the women posed in her new car and another of a woman with a baseball bat.An compelling collection of photos focusing on a woman's time in college and her relationships with her classmates. .

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        Night and Day (First Printing)

      Duckworth & Co. 1919 - First Edition, first impression. Very Good: firm and square binding in reasonably bright black cloth, having been expertly rebacked with the original backstrip cloth sympathetically overlaid; original boards and endpapers; lettered brightly in (very) pale blue to the upper board and backstrip; browning and sporadic spotting to the edge of the page block; light foxing to the endpapers; a few spots penetrating slightly into the margin, else internally bright and clean. A very presentable copy. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'appartement des jeunes filles -

      Camille Bloch 1919 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12 70 pp. Reliure postérieure demi-chagrin bleu à coins. Dos lisse avec titre dorée en long. Couverture conservée. Orné de 6 gravures au burin de J.-E. LABOUREUR dont une en frontispice. Dédicace effacée sur page de faux titre. Très bel exemplaire. ÉDITION ORIGINALE LIMITÉE à 570 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des exemplaires H.C. sur papier rose. Premier livre illustré par Laboureur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      B.W. Huebsch 1919 - First edition, first issue with "lay" for "lie" on page 86, line 6; broken type of the word "the" on page 251 line 3, unbroken title page rule. ix, 303pp. Original yellow cloth with paper spine label, yellow top stain. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Spine label well-rubbed and a little stained, cloth a bit mottled, spine slightly darkened, owners inscriptions on ffep (one from year of publication, one recent). The first appearance of the acclaimed collection of modernist short stories centered around a small Ohio town. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        World War I mail from a German Prisoner of War held at the American prison camp at Krasnaya-Retchka, Siberia during the Allied intervention in Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution

      Vladivostok, Siberia, 1919. Unbound. Very good. Envelope only, no letter. The envelope is addressed to Anna Raumgarten, Altona-Elbe, Germany. The return address reads, "Prisoner of war Mail / Vladivostok / Siberia / American prison camp / Martin Prigge / No. 326." It bears a small steel circular postmark that reads, "U.S. Postal Agency Siberia, Oct 2 10 AM 1919," and a type C-5 Unit Censor handstamp that reads, "A. E. F. Siberia / Censored / Sig ............." The censor stamp has been initialed in red ink. The envelope is in very nice shape. In November 1918, a company of the U.S. 27th Infantry Regiment assumed control of the Russian prison camp at Krashnaya-Retchka (Red River) which was located about 10 miles southeast of Khabarovs. The company was augmented by command and medical personnel, with Lieutenant Colonel Morrow serving as the camp commandant. Morrow found camp conditions to be abysmal and camp records nearly non-existant. Two-thirds of the 2,000 Germans, Austians, and Hungarians held in the camp were officers. 1,800 of them were incapcitated to varying degrees by influenza, about 450 badly so. The Americans immediately began to reorgainze the camp and set the prisoners to work using Russian supplies and equipment to build barracks, establish a boiler plant, install water and electrical systems, create a mess hall and hospital, begin barber and laundry operations, organize an orchestra and athletic teams, and much more. Almost needless to say, the prisoners were overjoyed to be treated humanely. Later during the intervention when the 27th Infantry was reassigned to Verkhne-Udinsk, one thousand prisoners volunteered to fight alongside the unit against any and all forces without pay. Not much is known about Prigge, however other cards and envelopes he sent from various Russian prisoner of war camps exist dating back to 1915. While the Allied intervention in Russia was all but forgotten in the West, it remained an open wound in the mnd of Soviet leadership throughout the Cold War. This remarkable envelope documents one of the least known facets of that conflict. All mail related to the American intervention in Siberia is scarce. Mail from the prison camp at Krashnaya-Retchka is rare as are signed examples of the C-5 censor stamp. Van Dam's Postal History of the A.E.F. notes only eight extant examples of American prison camp mail from Siberia, all of which are preprinted official POW cards. For more information about the American prisoner of war camp see Wolfhounds and Polar Bears in Siberia by John M. House.

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        Antidotarium Gandavense sive medicamentorum componendorum a pharmacopeis Gandavensibus observanda methodus, ...Ghent, Bauduyn Manilius, 1652. 4to. With an engraving on the title-page. Contemporary vellum.

      Daems & Vanderwiele, p. 96 (2 copies); STCV 12910960 (1 copy); WorldCat (4 copies). Rare first edition of the first Ghent pharmacopoeia, compiled by order of the city senate by three physicians in service of the city: Franciscus vanden Vivere, Johannes Stalins, Gislenus Rissoens. It gives hundreds of recipes for medicines for a wide variety of ailments. An appendix gives the city statutes concerning doctors, surgeons and pharmacologists. The preliminaries and back matter contain numerous verses in honour of the publication.With a 1919 note on the back paste-down and a few small manuscript corrections to the text. With a corner of the title-page cut out and replaced, not affecting the text, and 2 sheets very slightly browned, but generally in fine condition. Binding very good.

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        The Works of Thomas Hardy.

      London: Macmillan & Company, 1919-20. The Works of Thomas Hardy, signed limited edition. Octavo, thirty-seven volumes, bound in contemporary three quarters dark blue morocco, gilt tooling and titles to the spine. The Mellstock edition, limited to five hundred copies. In near fine condition. A very nice attractively bound set. Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891), and Jude the Obscure (1895). During his lifetime, Hardy's poetry was acclaimed by younger poets (particularly the Georgians) who viewed him as a mentor. After his death his poems were lauded by Ezra Pound, W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin.

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        Haunts and By-Paths and Other Poems

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes. (1919). First. First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with several modest chips. Author's second book, a volume of poetry by a longtime sailor, who went on to write Topper and other humorous novels. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Teilansicht, Frauenkirche und Rathaus ( "Blick auf die Frauenkirche und das Rathaus zu Dresden ").

      - Radierung v. W. Zeising, 1919, 48 x 49,3 Originalradierung von Walter Ernst Zeising ( Leipzig 11.10.1876 - 25.01.1933 Dresden ) auf leicht gebräuntem Kupferdruckpapier. Schöner Druck mit viel Plattenton. Eins von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren, unten rechts mit Bleistift signiert und links in der Platte signiert und datiert. - Sehr schönes Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Snickerty Nick by Julia Ellsworth Ford. Rhymes by Witter Bynner. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

      NY, Moffat, Yard & Co., 1919. First Edition. Hard Cover. viii, 9-78 p., 10 b/w & 3 color plates incl. front.; 25 cm. Cover title is "Snickerty Nick and the Giant". A play for children. "The little play of Snickerty Nick is not a dramatization of The Selfish Giant. The character of Snickerty Nick is an original character and the play centers around him. The little boy is only a loving and beloved child, and Spring and Winter are personified by faeries and gnomes." Blue cloth stamped in black; no dj; mild musty odor from seaside home; VG. stock#899.

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        János Máttis-Teutsch, Linolschnitt, monogrammiert, Der Sturm,Novembergruppe

      1919 - HANS JÁNOS MÁTTIS-TEUTSCH, Kronstadt 1884 - 1960 Brasov, "Komposition, 1919", Linolschnitt, Rechts unten mit Bleistift monogrammiert und datiert, Links unten nummeriert, Darstellung: 18 x 17,5, Blattgröße: 19,5 x 18,6 cm, Rahmen 42,5 x 42 cm, Handgemachter Rahmen, säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 25,-, Welt € 50,-

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        Typed Letter, signed, to E.C. Barney of Milwaukee, Wisconson, about Stephen Crane

      New York, 1919. One page, on letterhead of "Pearson's Magazine". 4to. Some splitting at folds, one closed tear into text. With envelope. One page, on letterhead of "Pearson's Magazine". 4to. "Yes I met Stephen Crane ...". Harris, writes to a fan of his magazine (PEARSON'S): "...Yes I met Stephen Crane in London when I was doing the 'Saturday Review.' Harold Fredericks brought him to me. I had already read 'The Red Badge of Courage.' and thought highly of it. We got to know each other pretty well till he married and went into the country. "You ask me why I have not written abut him. Because I have not yet finished writing about men of the first cclass whom I have met. Those of the second and third class must wait for my autibiography. "I don't know who publishes 'The Open Boat' and 'The Black Riders.' Perhaps I can get Hamlin Garland to write something on him for the magazine ..." Never one to miss a chance, Harris adds: "I wonder if you could get us some subscribers in you community ...".

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        The Secret of the Tower

      New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1919. First. First American edition. Staining to the text block, thus a fair only copy in a nice, near fine dustwrapper which escaped substantial dampstaining, with just a touch of staining on the spine. Romantic mystery novel set in post-WWI England, by the author of The Prisoner of Zenda. .

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        Iraq in War Time. Second Edition.

      - Basrah, printed and engraved at the Government Press, [1919]. Folio. Original brown cloth, front cover illustrated and lettered in gilt (in English), rear cover lettered in Arabic; pp. [104] hundreds of photographic illustrations, text in English and Arabic; only minor rubbing to the binding in places only, internally clean and fresh. This is an intriguing document of Iraq during the Great War, with excursions into Central Arabia, making this 'the first photographic book to appear on Najd' (Badr El-Hage). In 1918 Harry St John Philby ended his service with the British administration in Baghdad from 1915 to 1917 by travelling through the interior of the Arabian peninsula as head of a mission to Ibn Saud. During the nine-month journey of the Nejd he travelled some 4000 kilometres. He selected from over 600 photos taken in preparing this rare and beautiful publication. The second edition is most likely merely a re-issue of the original sheets of 1918 with a different colour of cloth chosen for the binding. The volume is divided into four sections of photos: Groups and Portraits, Local Events, Views and A Tour through Central Arabia. One photo shows 'the tourist' (Philby) amidst his Arabic-British escort. The Arabist, explorer, writer and British colonial intelligence officer (spy) known as Jack Philby or Sheikh Abdullah was stationed during the First World War with the British Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in Baghdad, which organized the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire and secured the oil flields of the Shatt al Arab and Basrah for the needs of the Navy. He was sent on a mission to Ibn Saud, whom he favoured as the future King of the Arabs. He later became an important mediator between the house of Ibn Saud and Western oil companies. His travels earned him in 1920 the Royal Geographical Society Founder's Gold Medal for his journeys in Arabia. Badr El-Hage, Saudi Arabia: Caught in Time, 1861-1939, p. 95. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divertimento. 6 Holzschnitte.

      P. H. Beyer & Sohn (ca. 1919), Leipzig - Folio (505 x 390 cm). Grüne Halbleinenmappe mit rotem Deckelschildchen. Salter 1.11. - Nr. 9 von 33 (Mappe) bzw. Nr. 8 von 30 (Holzschnitte) Exemplaren auf dünnem Japanpapier, unter Passepartout, sämtlich von Hans Alexander Müller signiert. - Mappe berieben und beschabt; Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; Rücken mit einer Schadstelle; Deckelschildchen beschabt und mit Lichtrand; Passepartouts stärker stockfleckig; die Holzschnitte selbst lediglich vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portfolio]: Anita Berber: acht Originallithographieen. [Eight Lithographs of Anita Berber, Weimar's "Priestess of Depravity"]

      Gurlitt Presse, Berlin 1919 - Elephant folio. Set of eight 20" x 25" lithographs housed in a portfolio decorated paper over boards in quarter vellum gilt. Each lithograph is laid into a thick card matte, some of which show signs of foxing or light stains. The outer portfolio has splits along some folds, with wear and some staining, and the title sheet is edgeworn and foxed. Overall very good, the lithographs are near fine or better.The lithographs depict Anita Berber in various erotic poses taken from her theatrical personas, with hand-tinting added to several of the images. Of a total of 80 sets, this is number XIII [13] of only 40 sets Signed by Berend and highlighted in watercolor by her on four of the lithographs. Most of the sets are alleged to have been destroyed after the work was banned; only one other set with hand-tinting is known to survive.Berend was the first female artist to be inducted into the Berlin Session movement. Her specialty at this time was in creating prints of actors and dancers. According to *The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber, Weimar Berlin's "Priestess of Depravity"* by Mel Gordon:"Berend sketched eight canvases of the decadent dance personality. Each picture captured Anita in a new and more provocative pose. There was the terrified child in a short hoop-skirt which fell just below her naval, directing the viewer's eye straight to the startled figure's exposed vagina and lower torso; the smiling adolescent, bagging her nightgown from top to bottom, to display her boyish breasts as well as her pubic hair and a single silk stocking; the confident fashion-plate sprawled across a chair; the inviting whore, sensationally naked except for an open black overcoat, rolled up stockings and high heeled pumps; the saucy revue-girl at her makeup table, tonguing a phallic-looking oyster; a hard-faced dancer, in Parisian attire, expertly pleasuring herself with her right leg thrown over the arm of a chair; a beckoning bride, wearing only dark hosiery, in a curtained chamber room; and a naked openmouthed showgirl, seated on her fur wraps."The Gurlitt Gallery Press privately printed 80 luxurious sets of the 'Anita Berber Portfolio' in the summer of 1919. Berend hand-printed and signed 40 of the oversize lithographic parcels and assumed that because of their fantastic cost and tiny print run, the series would probably elude Berlin's hard-pressed censoring boards. She was wrong. The entire Portfolio was labeled pornographic and quickly suppressed. Ten years later, the drawings reappeared in Viennese erotic encyclopedias and moral histories of the period. They would be among the most enduring images of Anita Berber between the time of her death and the beginning of Nazi rule."Anita Berber, beautiful, androgynous, and bi-sexual, was described by some as "Europe's first postmodern woman." She acted in Expressionist films directed by Richard Oswald and co-starring Conrad Veidt. Along with Sebastian Droste she caused a sensation with their series "The Dances of Depravity, Horror, and Ecstasy." She ruled the cabaret and casinos of Berlin during the period of the Weimer Republic, inspiring the careers of Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, and performing exotic dances "radiantly naked except for an elegant sable wrap, a pet monkey hanging from her neck, and a silver brooch packed with cocaine." She died tragically (if not surprisingly) in 1928 at the age of 29, a few months after collapsing on the cabaret floor of a Beirut club while performing abroad. In 1991 Otto Dix's portrait of her appeared as a German postage stamp.A collection of rare and superb images of the devotedly decadent Berber. With a copy of *The Seven Addictions and Five Professions of Anita Berber, Weimar Berlin's "Priestess of Depravity"* by Mel Gordon (reproducing the illustrations from this set). *OCLC* seems to locate two locations for the portfolio (National Library of Israel and National Art Library, of the Victoria and Albert Museum).

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        World War One photograph album documenting life in the 13th Infantry Regiment Band

      Camp Merritt, New Jersey, 1919. Album. Very good. This 11" x 7" album contains over 265 photographs documenting life in the 13th Infantry Regiment Band while stationed at Camp Merritt after the armistice. The photos, range in size from 2" x 3" to 7" x 10". Some of the pages are captioned, and many band member photos are identified by last names. The album, leaves and photographs are all in very nice shape. The album includes a group photograph of the band members with their instruments posing in front of two barracks buildings and a second group photograph titled, "13th Infantry, Camp Merritt N.J. May 1919" that shows about 160 men seated and standing on bleachers. There are about 110 posed photographs of individual solders; in about 65 of images, the men are holding their instrument. Other photographs show the men relaxing in camp and visiting with women. One interesting image shows a soldier using a giant megaphone to make an announcement, and another shows two soldiers standing in the doorway of a Cresskill, New Jersey diner. Three photographs are of "Warships on the Hudson," and there are a number taken while on leave including one of a baseball game at the Polo Grounds. The 13th Infantry Regiment was assigned to the 8th Division, one of the last Regular Army divisions to activate during World War One. Only several of the division's units had arrived in France prior to the Armistice, which was signed while the 13th was still at sea. It never landed in France, but instead was recalled to the States and garrisoned at Fort Merritt, New Jersey. Military band photograph collections from World War One are very scarce. As of 2017, OCLC show none being held by institutions, and none are for sale in the trade. There are no auction records listed at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        Der Teufel. Eine pikante Wochenschrift. 1919. No. 1-23 (wohl mehr nicht erschienen).

      Wien, Der Teufel, 1919. - 4to (ca. 29x21 cm), je Heft ca. 10-15 Seiten, mit zahlreichen Illustrationen, teils auch farbig illustrierte Original-Broschuren. Wohl alles Erschienene. Lose Lagen in illustrierter Original-Broschur. Extrem seltene Zeitschrift, bibliographisch für uns nicht nachweisbar, kein Eintrag über KVK ermittelbar. - Dezent erotische und humoristische Wochenschrift mit Erzählungen, Romanausschnitten und Gedichten sowie oft karikaturistischen Illustrationen mit frivolem Charakter. - Heft Nr. 10 mit Ausschnitt einer Illustration, die offenbar zum Verbot des Heftes durch die Wiener Staatsanwaltschaft geführt hatte, wie in Heft 11 von der "tieftrauernden" Redaktion verkündet wird. - Heft 23 mit dem handschriftlichen Vermerk auf dem Umschlag: Letzte Nummer! Erscheinen der Zeitung eingestellt! - Papierbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt mit Unterstreichungenm, die unbeschnittenen Blattränder teils mit Läsuren, vereinzelt mit Randeinrissen, insgesamt aber gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the 103rd Infantry 1917-1919

      [Boston]: 103rd U.S. Infantry. 1919. First. First edition. Introduction by Charles R. Cabot. Oblong folio. 66pp. Illustrated from photographs. Approximately 15" x 8.5". Quarter canvas and printed decorated card wrappers. Three punch holes in the left margin of the spine (as issued?), small creases and stains on the wrappers, a little foxing in the text, but sound and very good or better. Unit history of the 103rd Infantry, 26th Division, A.E.F., an Army National Guard Unit drawn from New England. The unit fought in many important battles in the War. Very scarce. .

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

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston 1919 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Alaska, 1919. 215 silver gelatin photographs, varying sizes, plus 15 photo post cards and 28 color printed post cards. Oblong quarto. Black leatherette album. Light scuffing to covers and light edge wear. Photos mounted directly on black card stock. Several photos loose, some mild fading to a few images. Very good. A fascinating photograph album compiled by a U.S. Navy engineer, a member of the service expedition to the American naval radio stations in Cordova and Seward in Alaska in the summer and autumn of 1919. The party travelled to Alaska from the Mare Island naval base near San Francisco on board U.S.S. Saturn and at first worked on construction and renovations of the Mile 7 (Eyak) and Mile 14 (Hanscom) naval radio stations, parts of the Cordova Station located along the route of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway. After that the working party constructed cottages at the Naval Radio Station in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. The first photograph in the album is a group portrait of the members of the "Radio Party at Childs Glacier" near Cordova, taken by a prominent Alaskan photographer and a resident of Cordova, Eric A. Hegg (1867-1947). These are followed by a series of views of the Cordova radio stations at Mile 7 (several general views, including the flooded grounds, a bridge washout, the surrounding mountains, a nearly waterfall, a flume for domestic water, and Lake Eyak) and at Mile 14 (including a work party, wood crib and radio towers, a picture of the station taken from the top of one of the towers, several views of cottage construction and completed houses, and the engine and operation buildings). Several photos show the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad: a trestle bridge at Cordova, another bridge at Childs Glacier (with distant and close up views), the railway out of Cordova, the party on a train at Mile 50, and others. There are also views of Cordova (of 1st Street, the wharf, Cordova Bay, the group members "in front of Kenney Holdens in Cordova"), McKinley Lake, Scott Glacier, and Sheridan Glacier. Photos of the expedition in Seward begin with a large group portrait of the party members taken in the city. A number of images depict the naval radio station (including a general view of the grounds, a closer view of the radio tower, and different stages of construction dated 24th of September, and 1, 3rd, and 17th of October 1919). Other images show views of Seward and its environs, "Haymaking in Alaska", a copper mine in Latouche, cabins near Roosevelt Lake, U.S.S. Saturn near Seward, and the party members on board. Included in these are photos showing the "black gang" of the ship, and party members having meals, hiking, doing laundry, crossing a glacier stream, and watching a boxing match; several members are named in captions. Also included are a number of photos of the Alaska Railroad, its engines and railcars, and portraits of the group onboard. Real photo postcards depict a part of Prince William Sound, the wreck of S.S. Olympia from December 1910, two winter scenes in Cordova and Childs Glacier by John E. Thwaites, the Mariposa wreck, views of Cordova and Mile 7 by C.F. Rosswog, and of Seward. Color printed postcards show views of Seward, Petersburg, the Treadwell Mines, Skagway, Juneau, Valdez, and the Muir Glacier. A thorough and substantial photograph album documenting the development of early naval radio communication in Alaska just after World War I.

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        Die Auflösung der Städte oder Die Erde eine gute Wohnung oder auch: Der Weg zur Alpinen Architektur in 30 Zeichnungen. Es ist natürlich nur eine Utopie und eine kleine Unterhaltung, - wenn auch mit 'Beweisen' versehen im Litteratur-Anhang, - dem sehr geneigtem Betrachter ein Gleichnis - oder eine ('doch etwas vorreilige') Paraphrase auf das 3. Jahrtausend post Chr. nat. ('Aber es dürfte doch gut sein, sich auf alle Möglichkeiten der Wiedergeburt gefasst zu machen, wenn man noch nicht reif zum Eingehen ist').

      4. 31 Bll. + 81 + 2 S. OPp. EA. Mit allen 30 Tafel auf verschiedenfarbigen Papier und dem Inhaltsverzeichnis. - Stockfleckig, R. fachmännisch angesetzt, Besitzsign. a. V., Deckel etw. gewölbt, Gbrsp. Ein gutes Exemplar trotz der Papierqualität. - Wie schon in dem Band "Alpine Architektur" von 1919, entwirft Taut hier eine radikale, utopische Urbanistik. Der Einfluß Scheerbarts und befreundeter Architekten aus der Vereinigung "Die gläserne Kette" sind spürbar. Die vorgestellten Zeichnungen werden durch die Textauswahls Tauts aus Architektur, Philosophie und Anarchismus ergänzt: Peter Kropotkin, Walter Landauer, H.G.Wells, J.J. Rousseau, Walt Whitman, Paul Scheerbart, Nietzsche, Friedrich Engels sowie ein Zitat von Jules Meline: "Das ist nicht allein tatsächlich, sondern auch im übertragenen Sinne wahr. Die Städte sind der Abgrund der Menschheit". (Zitat).

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        The art of Arthur Streeton (With an 1890 Streeton exhibition invitation and Streeton cut signature)

      Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd, 1919. Special number of Art in Australia. Limited edition of 1500 copies; a fair copy, but theverso of the half title has two important ephemeral items laid in: 1. an extremely early and rare Streeton exhibition invitation on thick paper, 84 x 110 mm, with photolithographed illustrated design and text, 'The honor of Mr. Walter J. Anderson's [in MS] company is requested at a private view of pictures by Mr. Arthur Streeton, Mr. C. Douglas Richardson, Mr. Charles Conder at their studios, Gordon Bdgs., Flinders Lane [between Queen and Market Streets] on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 13, 14, 15 of March, 1890. 11 a.m - 5 p.m.' (small section of surface loss towards the left edge, otherwise in good condition. 2. a cut signature of Streeton with his 49 Murphy St. South Yarra address (the Streetons' home after their return from London in 1921), ink on thick paper, 33 x 65 mm, a few spots of foxing but clean and legible. The invitation to the viewing of Streeton's, Conder's and Richardson's pictures is unrecorded in Australian collections. A brief review of the exhibition appeared in the ArgusonMarch 14 1890: 'Local artists are beginning to prepare fortheir autumnal exhibition, and MessrsCharles Conder, Arthur Streeton, and C.Douglas Richardson have conjointly issuedinvitations to a private view of their pictures in Gordon Chambers. Heidelbergseems to have furnished some attractivelandscape subjects to the two first, und MrStreeton's large canvas, upon whichhe has depicted a somewhat strikingscene, shows a distinct advance upon hisformer work. It has gained indefinition without any loss of strength,and is truer to nature than the pictures, orsketches, which used to leave one in doubtas to what was the specific object intendedto be represented. Mr Conder remainsfaithful to his impressionist methods, whichare least objectionable, because they are no tooclosely followed, in a pleasing picture of astretch of sandy sea beach on a hot summerday. Mr Richardson introduces us to abit of bush life, the interior of ashepherd's hut, the aged occupant of whichis stretched on a bed of sickness, and isvisited by the daughter of his employer...'

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        Das Kestnerbuch. Erste Ausgabe.Mit Beiträgen von Th. Mann, Döblin, Lasker-Schüler u. a.

      Böhme,Hannover 1919 - Herausgegeben von Paul Erich Küppers. Hannover, Böhme 1919. Mit 12 Original-Graphiken. 4°. 158 S., 1 Bl. Orig.-Halbleinen. Erste Ausgabe. - Raabe 139. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 174.3. - Söhn HDO I, 130. - Mit Holzschnitten und Lithographien von Heckel (Dube 319 IIb), Plünnecke, Unold, Seewald (Jentsch L 91), Viegener, Felixmüller (Söhn 177), Gleichmann, Barlach (Schult 163), Klee (Kornfeld 75b), Burchartz, Feininger (Prasse 46 II) und Schwitters. - Literarische Beiträge u.a. von Th. Mann, A. Döblin, E. Lasker-Schüler, Th. Däubler. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To Poland in War-TIme

      Printed for Private Circulation (for Thomas J. Wise) 1919 - First Edition. One of Thomas J. Wise's 20 very limited Conrad titles issued between 1919 and 1920, printed with an excessively small run of just 25 copies. Publishers red printed wraps have been bound into later paper covered boards over green cloth spine, with gilt-stamped leather title label to front cover. Evidence of bookplate removal to inside front board, several small black spots to front board. Contents are lightly toned. This text originally appeared in the Daily News and Leader on March, 31 1915 and was later reprinted in Conrad's Notes on Life and Letters, published in 1921. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Michigan Family 1917-1970

      Michigan. 1919. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 7" x 10". String-tied red leatherette album. Contains 211 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs as well as some color photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2.5" and 4" x 6", with captions. Very good album with some edgewear with near fine photographs.A photo album compiled by Michigan family depicting their family history beginning with Edna Lang and Lee Jurzek in 1917. The album appears to have been compiled by a grandchild in the 1970s and follows the Lang-Jurzek family from 1917 until 1971. The first page is captioned "government assignment in World War I" and shows the headquarters of the aviation department of the American Expeditionary Forces as well as a man posed by a plane and a view from a ship. The next page is captioned "L.J. Jurzek on assignment in Paris, France World War I" and shows men in an office huddled around piles of books and paper. Following this is a section entitled "Edna Lang and Lee Jurzek courtship 1918" and shows the young couple and their friends swimming, hiking, and going to parties. They are seen visiting family between 1919 and 1920 including Edna's father Jacob Lang and her stepmother Minnie Lang. Shortly after Edna and Lee moved into their own home in Ferndale, Michigan with their 16 -month-old daughter, Marjorie and four-month-old daughter Loretta. Later they have a son named Richard and the two children are photographed around their family homes and on visits around Michigan. Photos from a 1930 fishing trip are seen here with images of Lee holding his catch and men on a small boat. The family visited Washington DC and is photographed by government buildings and in Arlington Cemetery. The 1930s see the children growing up and more family parties with many picnics and outdoor summer get-togethers. One section of photos shows Lee's brother, Julian and his daughter June Pike who was the Tournament of Roses Queen and is photographed on her float.The album jumps forward to 1958 and follows Marjorie, referred to as Marge, and her husband Dean Lenheiser with their children. Marge and Dean took a trip to Hawaii in 1966 and are photographed at a luau and on the beach. Their family is photographed at a father's day picnic, swimming, and spending time at their Michigan home. One section shows color photographs of the Lenheisers and their friends vacationing on Lake Erie. Following these are photos of Marge, her mother Edna, and her son Reese posed around their family home. The final page is from a trip to Mexico City in 1971.An interesting collection following generations of a Michigan family. .

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

      Heinemann, London 1919 - 1919 [first edition, first impression]. Royal octavo (255 x 165 mm), [ii] (blank), xxii, 376 pages with 6 sketch maps (one full-page) plus a colour frontispiece with a captioned tissue-guard, a double-page panorama and 86 full-page plates, a large folding map, and an errata slip (tipped in at page 1). Original silver-pictorial dark blue cloth lightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities; front cover lightly marked near the leading edge; endpapers foxed; acidic paper uniformly discoloured as ever with this first impression; a few tiny edge tears, and a short tear to the map near the stub, expertly sealed; an excellent copy. Provenance: from the personal collection of Richard Walter Richards, one of the Ross Sea Shore Party, with his contemporary ownership details on the front flyleaf: 'R W Richards ITAE 1914-17'. The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 comprised two teams, the Weddell Sea party in the 'Endurance' and the Ross Sea party in the 'Aurora'. 'An essential aspect of Shackleton's scheme for crossing the Antarctic was that a second and quite separate expedition should establish a base on the Ross Sea to provide support for the transantarctic party and establish forward depots'. Things went horribly wrong for both parties, with the 'Endurance' fragmenting under the pressure of being locked in the ice of the Weddell Sea, resulting in the famous journey of survival that culminated in the epic voyage of the 22-foot boat 'James Caird' to South Georgia Island. Shackleton then learned that the men of the Ross Sea party were stranded on Ross Island, 'Aurora' having been torn from its moorings during a severe storm at the onset of the previous winter and being unable to return. When the relief expedition finally reached them, three members of the party had perished. Shackleton returned 'to England in May 1917 and dictated the text of the popular account of the expedition to Edward Saunders, largely from recollection. Final editing was carried out by Leonard Hussey, with personal accounts by Mackintosh, Stenhouse and others, and the book was finally published in 1919' (Howgego, Volume 3). 'This exploit, which has captured the modern imagination, certainly struck the world differently in 1919; in the aftermath of the First World War feats of extraordinary heroism were thick on the ground, and so Shackleton's truly remarkable tale of survival at the extremes of human endurance largely fell flat. This is emphasised in the book's production: the first issue contained cheap paper prone to severe browning, a poorly crafted binding likely to split at the joints with normal usage and silver printing on the binding subject to oxidizing' (The Taurus Collection, 2001). The Ross Sea party remained stranded until January 1917, when 'Aurora', which had been repaired and refitted in New Zealand, arrived to rescue them. Public recognition of their efforts was slow in coming, but in due course four Albert Medals were awarded to members of the party, two posthumously. Richard Walter Richards (1893-1985) was one of those awarded the Albert Medal in 1923 for his efforts on the ice to save the lives of two of his comrades; this award was converted in 1971 to the George Cross. He outlived all other members of the expedition, and became the last survivor of the 'Heroic Age' of Antarctic exploration. A contemporary review by Peter Schledermann in the journal 'Arctic' of the 2003 reprint of Richards' personal account, 'The Ross Sea Shore Party, 1914-17' (first published in 1962), is less sanguine: 'The account of the Ross Sea Party remains vastly overshadowed by Shackleton's "Endurance" calamity. The fact that three men, and very nearly the entire party, died while carrying out their part of Shackleton's lofty trans-Antarctic plans may further explain the relative obscurity of this episode, as it somewhat tarnishes the heroic shine of Shackleton's efforts'. Conrad, page 224; Spence 1107; Renard 1460; Taurus 105; Rosove 308.A1. Please use the ' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Heartbreak House, Great Catherine, and Playlets of the War

      London: Constable and Company, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscribed by Shaw (reading: "to H.S.S. from G.B.S. 20th Oct. 1919"), first edition, 1919, hardcover with green cloth boards in protective mylar wrap and chemise and quarter morocco slipcase, octavo, 266pp., not illustrated. Book VG with mild bunching to cloth at outer gutters along spine, binding tight, endpapers off-set, otherwise text clean and unmarked. No DJ. Possibly inscribed to Shaw's friend Henry S. Salt (1853-1939), an animal rights activist and early promoter of vegetarianism.

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        To Poland in War-Time

      London: Printed for Private Circulation (for Thomas J. Wise), 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. One of Thomas J. Wise's 20 very limited Conrad titles issued between 1919 and 1920, printed with an excessively small run of just 25 copies. Publishers red printed wraps have been bound into later paper covered boards over green cloth spine, with gilt-stamped leather title label to front cover. Evidence of bookplate removal to inside front board, several small black spots to front board. Contents are lightly toned. This text originally appeared in the Daily News and Leader on March, 31 1915 and was later reprinted in Conrad's Notes on Life and Letters, published in 1921.

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        Münchner Blätter für Dichtung und Graphik.

      München, Georg Müller 1919. 12 Hefte in einem Band. 28,4 x 23 cm. 2 Bl., 191, (1) Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit goldenem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Schildchen, auf dem Vorderdeckel Fragment eines Original-Umschlages (Original-Holzschnitt von Max Unold) aufgezogen. Einband angestaubt, gebräunt und berieben und am Rücken verblasst, Schnitt etwas angestaubt und stockfleckig. Vorsätze und die beiden ersten Blätter gebräunt. Bei den meisten Graphiken wurden Name des Künstlers und Titel handschriftlich in Bleistift hinzugefügt, sonst innen gut und sauber. Die Umschläge der einzelnen Hefte (alle mit identischer Vignette von Unold) wurden nicht mit eingebunden. Die Graphikerzeichnisse wurden aus den Originalumschlägen ausgeschnitten und zu einem Blatt zusammenmontiert, welches gefaltet lose beiliegt. Mit 53 Original-Lithographien und Original-Holzschnitten von Richard Seewald, René Beeh, Karl Caspar, Paul Klee, Adolf Schinnerer, Walter Teutsch, Heinrich Campendonk, Edwin Scharff, Max Unold, Rudolf Grossmann, Alfred Kubin, Josef Eberz und Hans Gött sowie 3 Abbildungen nach Zeichnungen. Jentsch Nr. 67. Söhn, HDO Bd. II, Nr. 339. Söhn nennt in der Beschreibung 54 Graphiken, erwähnt jedoch bei zweien der 55 Abbildungen, daß es Reproduktionen nach Zeichnungen sind, so daß es sich tatsächlich um 53 Original-Graphiken handelt, die hier alle vorhanden sind. Die Reproduktion der Zeichnung \"Rimbaud\" von Verlaine auf Seite 166 bei Söhn nicht abgebildet. Expressionismus, Illustration 20. Jh, Original-Graphik, Zeitschriften Kalender Jahrbücher

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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1919. The First Harry Clarke Edition of Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" [CLARKE, Harry, illustrator]. POE, Edgar Allan. Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1919. First Harry Clarke trade edition. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches; 268 x 206 mm.). 381, [2], [1, blank] pp. With twenty-four black and white plates and ten decorative tail-pieces and vignettes repeated throughout the text (two of which were used several times in Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen). Original sage-green buckram over boards. Front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in black, spine pictorially stamped in black and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Extremities very slightly rubbed otherwise a fine copy. "Mr. Harry Clarke has allowed himself full liberty in attempting to express the features of Poe's Tales which differentiate them from others. In his drawings, the morbid imaginings of Poe's extraordinary genius are depicted without any attempt to soften their weird effects upon most readers. At the same time the drawings are extremely beautiful. They exhibit a wealth of delicate and intricate design such as few other, if any, living artists can command" (Harrap's advertising feature in the Bookman's Christmas Supplement, quoted in Bowe, p. 52). Bowe, p. 149, no. 3. Steenson A2.b.

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        Seeland, Mit 5 Radierungen von Karl Walser,

      Rascher, Zürich 1919 - Zürich, Rascher 1919, 247 S., HLdr. m. Goldpräg. & -kopfschnitt i. Schu., EA, WG 2,15, Nr. 120/600 nummerierten Ex., von Karl Walser signiert, nachgebunden von R. Meuter in Ascona in signiertem Meistereinband, mit goldgeprägtem Lederrückenschild und schönem Marmorbezugspapier [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Edith von Schrenck Mappe. Lithographien nach dem "Kriegertanz", "Policinell" und "Gefesselt".

      München, Kunstanstalt Hubert Köhler 1919. - 20 sign. Orig.-Lithographien und 1 Blatt mit Impressum lose in Orig.-Kartonmappe. 23 x 19 cm. Nr. 18 von 50 Exemplaren. - Die ausdruckstarken Lithographien mit Darstellungen der Tänzerin und Tanzpädagogin Edith von Schrenck (1891-1971); laut Impressum können die Tafeln in einer bestimmten Abfolge zu zwei Tanzfriesen angeordnet werden. - Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer (1895–1967) studiert auf Geheiß seines Vaters Architektur in München. Seinem eigentlichen Interesse nach zeichnete, malte, komponierte und musizierte er aber daneben unbeirrt weiter. Als Architekt und Städteplaner war Strohmeyer nach dem Krieg maßgeblich am Wiederaufbau Hamburgs beteiligt. Dargestellt auf seinen hier angebotenen Lithographien sind Tanzszenen der aus Sankt Petersburg stammenden Ausdruckstänzerin, Choreographin und Tanzpädagogin Edith von Schrenck. Im Zuge der Oktoberrevolution 1917 verließ sie mit ihrer Familie Russland und startete von München aus, wo sie vermutlich auch Otto Heinrich Strohmeyer kennen lernte, ihre Tanzkarriere. Sie debütiert nach etwa einem Jahr intensiver eigener Tanzstudien in den Kammerspielen, um anschließend mit ihren Solotänzen auf Tournee durch ganz Europa zu gehen. Im Mai 1919 traf sie während eines Gastspiels in Frankfurt am Main auf den Schriftsteller Waldemar Bonsels, der für sie zur großen Liebe und zum Mentor wurde. - Die Mappe leicht gebrauchsspurig, die Tafeln sauber und frisch!

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1919 : 1919 Original Hardback Wisden

      1919. Hi, Here we have a rare 1919 Original Hardback Wisden, in Very Good Condition. In my opinion the rarest 20th Century Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to both the front and the spine. The boards are excellent, the bok seems a bit warped but a heavy book on top should cure that , a bobbling line to the front cover to the right with a slight knock to the right of the front board. Inside the hinges are very good, very tightly bound. The yellow pastedowns are good, it looks like a bookplate has been removed from the first page, you need to look close but I would say it has been. HD Swan to the right yellow page. Internally very good, Minimal foxing. Nice photoplate. Couple of pages have dog ears. A lovely book, a few niggles but still fabulous. Rare,

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