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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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        Siuru I, II, and III (complete series)

      Kirjanikkude Ühingu, Tallinn and Tartu 1919 - Quartos (27 × 19.2 cm). Later buckram bindings, preserving original pictorial wrappers by Nikolai Triik and Ado Vabbe (front and back); 148, [2]; 115, [4]; and 134 pp. Three full-page illustrations by Triik (volume I), six full-page drawings, of which one in red and black, and one vignette by Vabbe, as well as his publisher's and series device (volume II); Vabbe's wrapper design once reproduced within (volume III). Resized to bindings; one volume with owner signature and some foxing to wrappers; else very good, clean copies. Complete run of this short-lived expressionist-influenced anthology by the eponymous Estonian literary group, published from 1917-19. Centered around the leading modernist poet Marie Under, the "Siuru" group consisted of bohemian spirits whose work emphasized sensual experience and joyous optimism. Among its members were Friedebert Tuglas, Arthur Adson, August Gailit, Henrik Visnapuu and Johannes Semper. In addition to these writers' works, the anthology also contains poetry by Johannes Barbarus, Rudolf Reimann, Arthur Valdes, Jaan Oks, Aleksander Tassa, Richard Roht and Johannes Aavik. Work in translation includes writing by Georg Heym, Franz Werfel, and Paul Boldt, Aubrey Beardsley, Zigmunt Krasinski, and Emile Verhaeren The group took its name from the mythological fire bird "Siuru" that appears in the Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg". Its members were very visible in Tallinn, meeting not only in Under's salon, but also in Tallinn's coffee houses, and some members had a reputation for rebellious behavior. Wrappers by Nikolai Triik in an expressionist style that corresponds to the aesthetics of some of the "Siuru" writers: "Es wäre falsch, die Siuru-Gruppe in eine ästhetisierende Ecke abzudrängen, die sich nicht darum kümmerte, was in der Welt um sie herum geschah. Schon die Illustrationen von Nikolai Triik im ersten Album wiesen in die Richtung eines Expressionismus im Sinne einer Anklage gegen die Unmenschlichkeit der Welt" (Hasselblatt 418). The first issue was printed in 780 copies, of which 40 copies were printed on Alexandria paper, numbered (these copies all unnumbered). No papier copies in North America: KVK, OCLC show a copy of the first volume at Munich, a complete run at the Finish National Library and a microfilm at New York Public Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        48 views of the Concentration Camp, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia, 1914-1919.

      Sydney : Epworth Press, [c.1919]. First (and only) edition. Oblong octavo, publisher's printed grey wrappers. 48 pp, all half tone black and white photographic plates, internally clean and sound. Scarce. These photographs of the Berrima Internment Camp were taken by D. Speer, a Bowral photographer. Among the images are numerous shots of the internees on the Wingecarribee River with their wonderful home-made, large-scale model boats. During World War One numerous internment camps for enemy aliens were established around Australia. The internees were citizens of Germany or the various states of the Austro-Hungarian empire who were domiciled or working in Australia at the outbreak of the war. Some were employees of the German colonial administration or German commercial enterprises in New Guinea and the Pacific, captured by Austraian forces towards the beginning of hostilities. There were several camps in New South Wales, the largest being at Holsworthy, near Liverpool, west of Sydney, where almost 7000 men were confined. Other camps were located at Berrima, Trial Bay, Bourke and Molonglo. The first internees arrived at the Berrima Camp (the old Berrima Gaol) in March 1915. Between late 1915 and 1918 the number of prisoners at Berrima gradually increased from 200 to around 300. The freedoms granted to internees at Berrima were, generally speaking, generous, especially in comparison with conditions at Holsworthy. The internees were given as much independence as possible, and the camp resembled more a German-speaking township than a prison, with a constant programme of recreational activities conducted both within the camp and in the local area. Prisoners were allowed to roam free within a two-mile radius in daylight hours, but were confined to the gaol at night. They shopped with local retailers and established a cordial rapport with the community; their industry in building canoes, a bridge, huts and a garden for picnics attracted tourists. Ironically, an exclusive section for the internees had to be created near the river, surrounded by a barbed wire fence - not to prevent prisoners from escaping, but to protect them from a small number of hostile Australian citizens.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Bibergeil. Pedantische Liebeslieder. Berlin. Alfred Richard Meyer 1919. 20,5 x 15,8 cm. 8 nicht nummerierte Blätter mit einer Titelzeichnung von George Grosz. Originalbroschur (= Lyrische Flugblätter, 58).

      Alfred Richard Meyer, 1919. Erstausgabe. Gutes Exemplar mit der eindrucksvollen Titelillustration von George Grosz. Referenz: Raabe, Zeitschriften 144.58 -- Lang, Grosz 5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günter Linke]
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        La Guirlande d'Aphrodite.

      Paris, Piazza 1919 - In-8°, 194pp, demi-maroquin mandarine à coins et filets dorés, dos lisse encadré d'un double filet et de grecques dorés, guirlande de fleurettes vertes mosaïquées et dorées, titre et tête dorés (Stroobants). Illustré par Paul Regnard (pseudonyme de Frantizek Kupka) de 20 bois gravés (10 h.t., 1 frontispice et 9 bandeaux). Tirage limité à 600 ex. Celui-ci 1/500 annoncé sur vélin ( en fait sur vergé) et finement rehaussé en couleurs (jaune, vert, rouge) alors que seuls les 50 sur japon présentent un état en couleurs, tous les autres exemplaires offrant les illustrations en camaïeu. Exemplaire parfaitement relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fata Libelli]
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      SOCIETA' DELLE MESSAGGERIE ITALIANE, BOLOGNA 1919 - Francese 7 numeri rilegati assieme del mensile in lingua francese a cura di G.Papini, in carta dell'epoca, con bruniture attorno ai testi e fioritura, bordi con alcuni strappetti ed angoli con orecchie, piccola sottolineatura a matita alla prima pagine, volume privo di coperta, numerazione a colonna La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        La Guirlande. Album d'Art et de Litérature. 7e. Fascicule (of a total of 11) . Exemplaire spécial de Noël

      Paris: 3, Rue de Chaillot, 1919. Number 256 of 800. 10 Full-page Pochoir plates and many pochoir textual plates. Sous le direction artistique de Monsieur Brunelleschi. La Guirlande. Album d'Art et de Litérature. 1 vols. 8vo. Wrappers worn with some staining, plates fine. Brunnellschi, Umberto. Number 256 of 800. 10 Full-page Pochoir plates and many pochoir textual plates. Sous le direction artistique de Monsieur Brunelleschi. La Guirlande. Album d'Art et de Litérature. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Etched Work of Norman Lindsay. (1919) (signed copy)

      Sydney: Gayfield Shaw's Gallery, 1919. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, 8pp., two tipped-in black and white plates. Includes a two page appreciation of Lindsay's work and catalogue. The book 'The Isle of San' was launched for sale at this exhibition, and is listed for sale. Rare. This example signed on the front panel in pencil by Norman Lindsay.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Der Blaugetupfte Sperling [The Blue-Speckled Sparrow]

      Munich: Der Ziegelbrenner Verlag, 1919. 95pp. Original wrappers; protective outer acetate jacket. Front panel is detached from binding. Edge tears to front and back panels. Owner's bookplate. In custom clamshell case. Text in German. A very early work, in German, by the mysterious B. Traven. Treverton 1195.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. Illustrated.

      London, William Heineman 1919 1st edition - Tall 8vo; approx 6 x 10 inches. In dark blue cloth with silver tall-ship design to front and lettering to front and spine. Embossed monogram to rear. In good condition. Re-backed in original boards. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Lettering and gilt has faded on spine and front. Hinges cracked between endpapers. Neat inscription to front ?A.Staveidi, 1919? ?.given to me by Margaret Staveidi after Alick?s death.? Inside pages heavily darkened/tanned. Pages a little brittle and slightly chipped at edges. Some minor darkening to plates. A couple of minor handling marks else pages clean and tight. 376pp. Illustrated. Over 100 b&w photographic plates. Coloured frontis. Numerous maps. Large folding map at rear.

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        Mitsou ou Comment l'esprit vient aux filles. Suivi de : En camarades. Comédie en deux actes.

      Paris, Arthème Fayard & Cie, 1919. - In-8; [2] ff bl-251-[3] pp. Demi-maroquin lavallière, dos à nerfs, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés (Reliure Signée Yseux sr de Thierry-Simier), étui. EDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé pur il Lafuma, seul tirage en grand papier après 25 ex sur Japon. Imprimée à la suite, La comédie en deux actes de Colette : En Camarades. Reliée en tête, la critique élogieuse de l'ouvrage publiée par Abel HERMANT dans le Figaro du 23 mars 1919 (montage recto-verso) sur 4 feuillets de papier fort). BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Gods Of Pegana [Third Edition, Signed, In Dust Jacket]

      Elkin Mathews, London 1919 - 94 Pp.Beige Cloth Over Tan Boards, Lettered In Brown. Stated Third Edition, Actually A Third Printing In Modern Terminology. A Near Fine Book, Trace Of Rubbing At Tips, Pages Partly Unopened [Still Attached Along Top Edge.] Full Page Inscription " For --- Since First I Brought To Birth These Dreams Of A Strange God Have We Not Seen Our Earth Grow Near As Odd? Dunsany May 17, 1948." . Foxing To Front And Rear Free Endpapers, From Chemical Reaction With Binder's Glue1" Crack Near Center Of Gutter Between Endpapers. Pink Dj With Light Wear At Corners, 1/8" Loss At Lower Right Corner Of Spine, 1/2" Almost Closed Tear At Lower Left Corner Of Spine With Minute Loss, Spine And Edges Slightly Browned To Pinkish-Beige, Black Lettering All Strong, No Creases. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Le Bestiarie ou Cortege Orphee

      Paris, Edition de la Sirene 1919 - 19.5x1x14.5 cm One of 50 copies on Japon ancient. Very important and rare book illustrated by Raoul Dufy. Perfect conditions, hard binding. Reduced edition of the original "Bestiaire".Il s'agit de l'un des 50 exemplaires imprimé sur papier Japon ancien. C'est un ouvrage important et rare illustré par Raoul Dufy. Dans de parfaites conditions, avec une reliure rigide. Edition réduite de l'édition originale "Bestiaire". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications Volumes II thru XXVII, [1888 - 1919]. Volume I has, lamentably been lost. AS NEW.

      The Ohio State Arcaheological & Historical Society, Columbus 1919 - Demy octavo, [ 23cm/9inches], full gilt-embossed Savannah green cloth, Illustrated with photgravures. b-w halftones, &tc. The set weighs about 60 lbs. Please feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional snapshots. In exceptionally good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Lewis Best Booksellers]
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        The Wild Swans at Coole

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Tales of Secret Egypt

      NY. McBride & Co. 1919. Book in very good condition. Very clean and crisp. First edition. Collection of twelve short stories.

      [Bookseller: Stephane Laincy]
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        Rewolucja w Niemczech. [Revolution in Germany.]

      Ksi??ka i sztuka, Lodz - Warsaw 1919 - Illustrated throughout by Arthur Szyk. First edition. In publisher's illustrated brown wrappers, printed in red. Bound with red string. (16) leaves. Szyk's first published completely illustrated book, an extremely scarce, satirical anti-German illustrated work. Arthur Szyk, together with the poet Julian Tuwim, created this book, a fully illustrated political satire, mocking the authoritarian German nation, their irrational fascination with revolution and Norse mythology. Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) was a Polish-Jewish graphic artist, book illustrator, and political artist. This, his very first book of political illustrations published with the poem written by the satirical, experimental poet of Jewish descent, Julian Tuwim (1894-1953). Wrappers chipped, some leaves with crumple, spine somewhat worn. Otherwise firm and clean. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's illustrated brown wrappers, printed in red. Bound with red string [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Geologie der Schweiz. 2 Bände in 21 Lieferungen.

      Leipzig, Tauchnitz 1916 - 1919, - in-4to, Mit 76 tls. farb. u. gefalt. Taf., zahlr. Textabb. u. zahlr. gefalt. Tab. Original Umschl. (Tls. Gebrauchsspuren). Erste Ausgabe des Standardwerkes. Seltene Lieferungsausgabe. Sauberes und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Illustrierte Lieferung-Umschläge miteingebunden. Sehr selten in der Ausgabe von 1916. Band I: Molasse & Diluvium. / Band II: Jura / Band III: Alpes I. / Band IV: Alpes II.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        South. The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. Illustrated.

      London, William Heineman 1919 1st edition. Tall 8vo; approx 6 x 10 inches. In dark blue cloth with silver tall-ship design to front and lettering to front and spine. Embossed monogram to rear. In good condition. Re-backed in original boards. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Lettering and gilt has faded on spine and front. Hinges cracked between endpapers. Neat inscription to front “A.Staveidi, 1919” “...given to me by Margaret Staveidi after Alick’s death.” Inside pages heavily darkened/tanned. Pages a little brittle and slightly chipped at edges. Some minor darkening to plates. A couple of minor handling marks else pages clean and tight. 376pp. Illustrated. Over 100 b&w photographic plates. Coloured frontis. Numerous maps. Large folding map at rear.

      [Bookseller: The Antique Map & Bookshop]
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        Du Côté de Chez Swann

      Paris, Gallimard 1919 - 21.5x4x17.2 cm Edition of 128 copies on Lafume de Voiron paper. One of 100 copies reserved to the Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Though the first edition of this first part of the famousÀ la recherche du temps perduwas issued in 1913, this is the first official and revised edition of the first part of the masterpiece, then edited in the complete "Recherche" by Gallimard. Includes: " Combray ", " Un amour de Swann " et " Noms de pays : le Nom ". Language: french. Half leather Hard cover. Very refined edition, including nerves and golden letters and decoration. Edgeworn.Inside perfect conditions with incredibly fresh ink. Partially uncut.Edition tirée à 128 exemplaires sur papier Lafuma de Voiron. Il s'agit de l'un des 100 exemplaires reservés aux Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Il s'agit de la première édition de la première partie de la fameuse série "A la Recherche du Temps Perdu", qui est sorti en 1913, la première édition officielle et révisée de la première partie de ce chef d'oeuvre qui fut ensuite édité dans l'oeuvre "Du Cote de chez Swann" complète de Gallimard. Qui comprend : "Combray", "Un Amour de Swann" et "Noms de Pays: le Nom". Le livre est en Français. La couverture rigide est a moitié en cuir. Une édition très raffinée, comprenant des nerfs sur le dos et des lettres et décorations dorées. A l'intérieur parfaites conditions avec une très belle encre. Les bords sont usés. Partiellement non-coupé. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Amoc Art]
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        The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book

      The Hotel Monthly Press, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. 1919 - This book is bound in a medium green cloth over beveled boards, gilt lettering of spine and front cover. There is edge wear and corner bumping with board showing and frayed cloth. Front hinge covering is quite worn and seperated from lower edge to just above middle, spine section is worn at head and foot. Possible glue repair, frayed cloth. Small stain spots of front cover. Textblock edges have darkened with age, small spot on fore-edge near center of back cover. Both endpapers are solid, light shadowing. Ffep signed has follows: "To Roy Reed - With Best Wishes from the author {signature - Victor Hirtzler} Nov. 8th, 1921. Verso is another signature with the following inscription: "Best Wishes, To my friend & scholar. Roy Read {sic} {signature - Chas Strandh{?}y, Pastry Chef, St. Francis Hotel". Only illustration is a black and white photographic Frontisportrait of Chef Hirtzler opposite Title page. Interior text is clean and tight in binding, no other markings. Pastedown endpaper of back cover contains a newspaper clipping about Chef Roy Reed and a black and white photography of the hotel staff. An interesting copy. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lowry's Books]
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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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        Dix Neuf Poèmes Élastiques

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil 1919 - 30x1.4x21 cm One of 40 copies on Hollande Van Gelder in 8° format including a second portrait of the author out of text. Rigid binding lightly wore on angles. Internal papers in perfect conditions.Il s'agit de l'un des 40 exemplaires imprimés sur papier de Hollande Van Gelder, en format 8' et comprenant un second portrait de l'auteur hors texte. Couverture rigide légèrement usée aux angles. Les pages à l'intérieur sont en parfaites conditions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elves and Fairies.

      Melbourne and Sydney: Lothian Book Publishing, 1919. This wonderful book was the pinnacle of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's artistic career and won her national and international acclaim. Small quarto, original illustrated papered boards, six colour plates and other black & white illustrations; three plates with closed marginal tears, inner hinges reinforced with cloth tape, scattered marking of the boards, a very good copy.

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        Construction Workers on a Highrise

      San Francisco, Calif., ca. 1950s. . Original zinc plate for the lithograph. 20 x 13 inches plate size. Unsigned. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919, Jason Schoener came from a family of distinguished American artists. He was the nephew of sculptor/painter William Zorach and his wife, painter Marguerite Zorach. Beginning in 1939, Schoener spent his summers at the Zorach family farm in Georgetown, Maine, where he studied art with his Uncle William. After service in the Pacific during WWII, Schoener served as an instructor, department chairman, and dean at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Schoener's other teaching assignments included Mills College in Oakland, California, and the Athens Technological Institute in Greece. Meanwhile, Schoener continued to use his Georgetown and then Robinhood homes Maine as a summer studio. Over the span of almost two decades, Schoener had several solo exhibitions at the Midtown Gallery on East 57th Street in New York City. His works are in many museum and private collections, including the Oakland Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York. He died in 1997.

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      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., [1919].. Large 12mo, pp. [1-8] 1-93 [94: printer's imprint] [95-100: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks with terminal leaf used as rear paste-down], fifteen illustrations by E. Joyce Shillington Scales, original pictorial gray boards, front panel stamped in black and yellow, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Collects nine stories and a poem. "Antiquarian ghost stories, by no means tedious, deftly balancing a light tone with darker terrors. One of the more notable successors to M. R. James." - Robert Knowlton. "A beautifully illustrated and highly sought after collection of Gray's supernatural tales which is a classic of the antiquarian ghost genre ... Although the stories are firmly in the antiquarian tradition of Gray's Cambridge contemporary M. R. James, they are strong enough to stand on their own merits, combining ghostly atmosphere with wit and erudition in a highly entertaining and original manner." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 237. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 121. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 186. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-87. Reginald 07712. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). 1919 Christmas gift inscription at top edge of front free endpaper. Boards warped at top and bottom edges(a fault common to this book), narrow, mild stain along upper edge of rear free endpaper, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket (design matches that of the cover) with closed tears and chips at edges. A scarce book in jacket. (#152571)

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        Snow For Christmas [Six Copies], with, The Escape of Alice: A Christmas Fantasy[Seven Volumes in Clamshell Case]

      Eileen Baskerville / The Torch Press. Hardcover. N.p. / Cedar Rapids, 1919 - 1935. A remarkable collection of seven copies of Starrett's Snow for Christmas, printed in an edition of 125 copies with many perishing in a fire. The story of David Thursk, who has lost faith in Christmas due to the death of his father. From the library of P.M. Stone, a fellow member of the Baker Street Irregulars and friend of Starrett. Includes the following: two unbound copies signed by Starrett but unnumbered, No. 19 bound in tan paper with a red paper slipcase, No. 45 bound in wraps with a paper label, No. 111 bound in boards and signed by Henry Dierkes, and No. 18 bound in red wraps. Also includes a copy of The Escape of Alice: A Christmas Fantasy. Most copies including the latter with wraps detached at spines and excellent contents. Unbound copies in excellent condition. Modern cloth slipcase in fine condition. A very nice collection overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1919. First Edition.

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      Leipzig - Wien: E. P. Tal & Co. Verlag, 1919.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-274 [275] [276: blank], original gray boards, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange. First edition. "... a strong apocalyptic novel." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 487. "Another tendency that was typical of the hectic time of the twenties involved supermen of Nietzschean dimensions without moral limitations who would rather destroy the world if they failed in their ambitions. Such is the story line of works such as Lovis Stevenhagen's ATOMFEUR (1927) and two important expressionist novels, Robert Müller's CAMERA OBSCURA (1921) and Hans Flesch-Brunningen's BALTHASAR TIPHO (1919)." - Franz Rottensteiner, ed., The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria, p. xix. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1945, pp. 109; 357. Fisher, "Fantasy and Politics: Visions of the Future in the Weimar Republic," Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1985, pp. 204-12. Lexikon 2, pp. 102-4. Bloch (2002) 991. Nagl, p. 255. Slight spine lean, inner front hinge neatly reinforced with a thin strip of paper tape, pulpy text paper tanned, a very good copy. KVK records 2 copies. OCLC records 2 copies (misdated 1909), and 2 additional copies (with TIPHO misspelled THIPO). A scarce book. (#138699)

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        Bay: A Book of Poems

      Westminster: The Beaumont Press 1919 - Illustrated with hand colored woodcuts by Anne Estelle Rice. First edition, limited issue of 200 numbered copies, this being one of 50 copies printed on cartridge paper. Publisher's green cloth and yellow patterned boards, lettered in gilt. About fine, corners very lightly bumped, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, fresh interior. A beautiful copy. Roberts A12.b. An exceedingly rare publication, Bay was first published in several short print runs. This first edition is one of 200 copies, and only 50 copies, like this copy, are printed on cartridge paper with hand colored illustrations. According to the publisher, roughly 25 of the 50 cartridge paper copies were not sold due to an accident, lowering the total number of obtainable copies of Bay to 175 (63 of which are housed in institutional libraries' special collections) and making these copies the scarcest of the three variants. The remaining 150 copies are comprised of 120 copies printed on handmade paper (A12.a) and 30 printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author and illustrator (A12.c). Bay is a collection of eighteen of Lawrence's poems, including "The Little Town at Evening," "After the Opera," "Bombardment," "Bread Upon the Waters," "Tommies in the Train," "War-Baby," and "Nostalgia," among others. As Roberts explains in his bibliography, these poems "comprise the greater part of Lawrence's literary reaction to the war." Notably, Bay was the first of Lawrence's books to be "issued in an expensive format from a private press," a practice he would continue with many of his subsequent works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Their Adventures Wonderful

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson, circa 1919. First edition (second printing ?) in near fine original dust jacket. An early imprint of May Gibbs' first full length book, identifiable by an illustration for "The Hat Shop" which appears opposite page 2. On publication, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie became an immediate success and is an Australian children's classic which has virtually never been out of print. May Gibbs' characters have become national symbols of Australia: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Little Ragged Blossom and Bib and Bub, have all for generations filled the hearts of young readers with fear and excitement, and made the Australian bush a place of exceptional interest. May Gibbs perhaps more than any other Australian children's book author has influenced the way we look at our environment. In 1920 a review of this, her first publication states "Miss Gibbs is a naturalist of class. She knows every leaf and twig of the Australian bush and judging from her knowledge of sea cornets, anchovies, anemones and the like, she would seem to have spent at least half her life down in the mysterious deep..." Quarto, original papered boards with colour pictorial onlay, colour frontispiece and sepia plates; the dust-jacket is thumbed and the rear panel is creased. A pleasing, near fine copy in a near fine dust-jacket.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1919. Early Printing. Near Fine/very good +. Foster, Will. This early Harpers printing(probably second printing) in highgrade dust jackert has a date code DT (April 1919), while the first from the same publisher was probably 1917, though that date may be from the Harpers Magazine Publication. Probably the first edition to have both pictorial cloth and a matching dust jacket. Lists 13 Reed titles(all earlier) to itself. Blue pictorial cloth with gold titling and orange and black. P. 335. Frontis by Will Foster. Another collection of 12 serials or short stories featuring Craig Kennedy America's scientific detective from the early years of the 20th century. Includes beri beri in New York, Yellow Peril and "The Love Meter". Clean unmarked book in lovely near complete jacket with light loss to upper outside corner. No print affected. Original $1.35 cover price changed to $1.60 with a rubber stamp. Hubin listed mystery and Bleiler listed fantastic stories. Choice and historic.

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        IL PUROSANGUE. L'UBRIACO. Poesie nuove.

      Milano, Facchi, 1919. In-8 p., tela muta coeva (lieviss. aloni), conserv. bross. orig. illustrata da Arnaldo Ginna (ingiallita), pp. 118,(2). In copertina “Collezione diretta da Maria Ginanni”. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Salaris, p. 24 - Gambetti-Vezzosi, p. 122: “Raccolta di poesie pubblicate in una collana futurista, e unica raccolta di poesie non rifiutata dall’A. L’errata numerazione del volume all’inizio fa pensare ad un testo introduttivo poi espunto. Piuttosto raro e molto ricercato”. Testo ben conservato.

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        STATION X.

      Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d. [1919].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-317 [318-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. A science fiction thriller in which a psychic invasion by Lunarians who have seized Mars is repelled by an Earth-Venus alliance. "World peril and imaginary war against the background of Marconi's experiments and 'The Crystal Egg' by H. G. Wells." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2402. "Important as an early alien invasion, the narrative's weakness lies in its reliance upon psychic possession and warfare in terms of traditional naval weapons." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 821. The novel was reprinted in Gernsback's AMAZING STORIES as a three-part serial in 1926. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-123; (1987) 2-136; (1995) 2-146; and (2004) II-1277. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 48. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 234. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 210. Reginald 15501. Private owner's bookplate on front paste-down. A bright, fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear shallow fraying at edges, some general dust soiling, and internal mends, mostly along top and bottom edges. An attractive example of a very scarce jacket. (#130790)

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        The Life of John Marshall, Vols 1-4 Complete

      Houghton Mifflin Co, 1919-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 4 volume set. Autographed by author. Autograph edition, one of 500. Bound in publisher's green cloth. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. I. Frontiersman, soldier, lawmaker, 1755-1788 --II. Politician, diplomatist, statesman, 1789-1801 --III. Conflict and construction, 1800-1815 --IV. The building of the nation, 1815-1835. Inscribed to W. Lowell Putnam (from his granny). (W.L. Putnam III, noted mountain climber, Harvard man, 1924 – 2014) This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        The Undying Fire: A Contemporary Novel

      London, New York, Toronto and Melbo: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1919. Crown octavo. First edition. Original dark green cloth with blind decorations and lettering to the front board and decorations blind stamped and gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine. Lower edge of the text block untrimmed. Bumping to the corners and the head and tail of the spine. Fading to the spine. Top edge of text block darkened by dust. A few minor spots of abrasion to the cloth on both boards. Some wear to the spine has been professionally restored. With Larry McMurtry's bookplate on the front pastedown. Inscribed by Wells on the title page. Internally clean and binding tight. Overall, a well preserved association copy that has also been inscribed by Wells. Wells Society 70; Wells Bibliography 68. This story was first printed serially in The International Review (March-June 1919) and is saturated with ideas of educational reform and the teaching of world history. A wonderful association copy with McMurtry's book plate and the inscription from Wells to a "Mrs. R. D. B.". 1919

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      - 17 X 24, BROSSURA ARANCIONE CON TITOLO LA RONDA in rosso. Pagine 80-100 per ogni fascicolo. RIVISTA FONDAMENTALE PER LA CULTURA ITALIANA DEL NOVECENTO. Essa ha impersonato la tradizione e la conservazione, rifiutando il moderno ed ogni apertura alle avanguardie. Interpreto' questo ruolo negli anni incerti del dopoguerra successivi al 1918, con una ricerca costante dello stile, avendo a modello GIACOMO LEOPARDI. Il comitato direttivo (Bacchelli, Cardarelli, Cecchi, Barilli, Baldini, Montano), ed importanti collaboratori tra cui Ungaretti, De Chirico, Savinio, Carr? , Savarese, Soffici, Linati, Tigler, Raimondi, Gargiulo, ecc. diedero un contributo "assoluto" allo sviluppo della letteratura italiana . La direzione, dall'aprile del 1920 , venne affidata a Cardarelli affiancato da Saffi, fino alla conclusione. ANNO PRIMO 1919 : fasc. n. 1 (aprile), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, ANNO SECONDO 1920 : fasc. n. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 7, 8,/9, 10/11, 12. ANNO TERZO 1921 : fasc. n. 1/2, 3-4-5 (il testamento letterario di Leopardi), 6, 7, 8/9, 10, 11/12. (Unico volulme rilegato e non conservate copertine) ANNO QUARTO 1922 - fasc. n. 1, 2, 3/4, 5, 6, 7/8, 9/10, 11, 12. (quest'ultimo numero straordinario è datato dicembre 1923). La collezione completa di tutto il pubblicato, in buone condizioni. VIENE OFFERTA A

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      EMILE - PAUL Frères, Paris 1919 - 1920.-Plans et vues dessinés par Verdeau et P.Véra , vignettes dessinées et gravées par Paul Véra -. 161 pp .- Pleine toile verte . Étui. Couverture conservée . Très bon état .( qq. traces d' usages à la couverture ) -. Size: In 4to [Attributes: Soft 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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        "East River, Evening"

      New York: Published by E. Weyhe, 1919. Black and white woodcut, signed in pencil lower right margin. Image size 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, wide margins, overall size of sheet 13 x 18 inches. 1 vols. Fine condition. Black and white woodcut, signed in pencil lower right margin. Image size 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, wide margins, overall size of sheet 13 x 18 inches. 1 vols. Fine Ruzicka Wood Engraving. A fine and early work by the celebrated book artist, designer, calligrapher, and type designer, who was instrumental in the survival of the woodcut as a medium for book illustration.

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