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        JURGEN A COMEDY OF JUSTICE

      New York: McBride & Co., 1919. Gilt cloth. Front inner hinge very slightly strained (but not cracked), small bookseller's label on rear pastedown, otherwise a fine copy. Half morocco slipcase (a bit rubbed and scraped). First edition, first printing, of the author's chef d'oeuvre. The first printing consisted of fifteen hundred copies, according to Brussell. The Arthur Swann - Bradley Martin copy, with the respective bookplates. A difficult book in this condition. BRUSSELL 15. BLEILER (SUPERNATURAL) 322. HOLT 15.

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        Eygns: tsveyter bukh [One's Own, volume 2]. Signed and inscribed

      Farlag, Kiev 1919 - Octavo (23.5 × 15.5 cm). Later cloth-backed boards, with original decorative wrappers by Issachar Ber Ryback affixed; [5], 6-139, [1], 2-80, [1], 2-78 pp. With a striking drawn table of contents, also by Ryback, tipped in to last page (printed on a separate, smaller leaf). Lengthy inscription by Dovid Bergelson to David Vardi on the title page of Bergelson's "Opgang." Binding rubbed and soiled; tear to paper wrapper affecting title (see picture); text resized, but complete, clean, and unmarked. A remarkable association copy of this landmark anthology of Yiddish literature, the first volume of which appeared in 1918. Edited by Dovid Bergelson, "Eygns" united the writing of disparate East European Yiddish writers, such as Peretz Markish, David Hofshteyn, Pinkhes Kaganovich, Osher Shvartsman, and Leib Kwitko. "Beneath the anthology's aesthetic eclecticism lay an emphasis on the individual rather than collective prerogatives of literary creativity, a shared insistence that Yiddish literature be judged by universal standards, and a common desire to take part in the pan-European literary revolution" (Kenneth B. Moss, 56). Bergelson (1884-1952) was the author of Yiddish prose, one of the foremost chroniclers of turn-of-the-century life in East European Jewish communities. In 1952, he fell victim to Stalin's antisemitic campaigns of the late 1940s and was executed as part of the "Night of the Murdered Poets" on August 12, 1952. With wrappers and table of contents illustrated by graphic designer and painter Issachar Ber Ryback (1897-1935), a student at the Kiev Art School and later at the studio of Alexandra Exter, one of the founders of the Kultur-Lige Arts Section and an important figure in the Jewish art renaissance in the early Soviet Union, which blended Jewish folk motifs with the visual language of the European avantgarde (see Kazovsky 2003, pp. especially page 242). This copy is inscribed to David Vardi (1893-1973), a founding member of Habimah, the first professional Hebrew repertory theater, which later became the National Theater of Israel. Together with Nahum David Zemach, Vardi helped establish the theater company in the climate of revolutionary Moscow, turning to the legacy of the famous Russian director Konstantin Stanislavsky. KVK, OCLC show ten copies. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bird's-Eye of the Far East. Kyokuto Taikan

      149 collotype plates (five multiple-panel panoramas & four double-page panoramas), plus duplicates of plates 63 & 64). 2 p.l., 2, 32, 23, 7 pp. Oblong folio (264 x 340 mm.), orig. green patterned silk boards with title inset in silk panels on upper cover, sewn as issued, orig. folding cloth case. [Tokyo: Nisshi Keizai Tsushinsha, Preface dated 1919, from the original case: "printed in 1920 and published in 1921"]. First edition, with the Preface dated 1919, of this handsome ensemble of photographs depicting scenes throughout portions of Asia, including Shanghai, Manchuria, Japan, and Java. The author traveled for a decade from about 1909 preparing the present work, which documents the influence of Japan across the region. Five of the photographs are arresting panoramas composed of three or more panels, and four are double-page. Descriptive text, printed on facing sheets, in both Japanese and English, accompanies each plate. This work is a companion piece to the author's equally rare Choko Taikan of 1916 (trans.: Sights on the Yangtze). Many of the photographs illustrate the considerable presence of Japanese and Western businesses in China at the beginning of the 20th century (mining sites, railroad stations, foundries and other factories, agricultural and industrial warehouses, etc.). Other images vary from large landscapes to views of gardens, archeological sites, ports, and culturally important buildings and sites (temples, fortresses, palaces, towers, ). The present work serves partly as tourist guide, partly as an apologia of the benefits of foreign involvement, especially Japan's. The last eight plates depict Java and islands in the South Pacific under Japanese control. The panoramas are as follows: 12. "Hsihu, or West Lake, Hangchow, Chekiang Province." Four folding panels 48. "Mt. Lushan, the Most Fashionable Summer Resort in China." Five folding panels 64. "Complete View of Wuchang, Hankow and Hanyang." Six folding panels 86. "Complete View of the Bund of Changsa, Capital of Hunan Province." Five folding panels 88. "Mt. Yolu, Changsa, Hunan Province." Double-page 91. "Bird's-Eye View of Sasi." Double-page 111. "The Tzu-chin-ching. The Forbidden Palace" Three folding panels 114. "Aeroplane View of Dairen City and Harbour." Double-page 138. "Complete View of Pen-hsin. Manchuria." Double-page The first appendix, written by Yamane, contains a comprehensive survey of the China, describing its history, population, topography, climate, politics, cultural practices, language, education, industry, agriculture, natural resources, crafts, infrastructure and transportation, and currency. The second appendix, compiled by Kyokuto Tsushinsha, provides information about trade in southeast Asia. The third and final appendix also presents a survey of Japan's colonial possessions in the South Pacific, taken from Germany in the aftermath of World War I, such as Saipan, Truk, and Palau.

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        Cinderella

      William Heinemann, London, 1919 - Limited Edition of 300 copies SIGNED by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. A wonderful copy. The book is bound in the publisher's vellum with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Rackham First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Emancipation Proclamation September 22, 1862.

      Renesch,, Chicago: 1919 - Chromolithograph broadside, 16" x 20".Creases where folded, slight abrasion at the conjunction of one of the folds, some slight chipping to the lower right corner, and the left margin, which extend a little into image; still a colorful and unusual piece. A scarce early 20th century broadside version of the Emancipation Proclamation in the form of a WWI "uplift" poster. At the center is Abraham Lincoln holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. He is flanked with smaller images of Paul L. Dunbar, Frederick Douglas, Lt. Col. Franklin A. Dennison, and Lt. Col. Otis B. Duncan. Other images include soldiers, farmers, children at school, and a bald eagle perched on top of American Flags. We are reminded in the captions of some of the accomplishments of African American, and the promise of the future. A very attractive Broadside, even with a few imperfections.

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

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

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        Tauwetter.

      - Farbholzschnitt, 1919, (Gelb, Blau, Oliv), auf Japan, signiert, datiert, betitelt und als „Originalholzschnitt" bezeichnet. Darstellungsgr. 32,2 : 40 cm, vollrandig. Etwas knitterfaltig. 1901–04 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Richard Müller (1874-1954), Carl Bantzer (1857-1941) und Gotthard Kuehl (1850-1915). 1904 Übersiedlung aus gesundheitlichen Gründen nach Zinnwald im Erzgebirge, das ihm auch in künstlerischer Hinsicht zur zweiten Heimat wird, weshalb er seinem Familiennamen den Ortsnamen „Zinnwald" hinzufügte. 1919 Umzug vom Erzgebirge nach Rochwitz, 1969 Umzug nach Krefeld.

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        Picasso lithographe. Préface de Jaime Sabartès. 4 Bände.

      4. Mit zahlr. Textabbildungen u. 8 (1 farb. inkl. den Umschlägen) Orig.-Lithographien von Pablo Picasso. Zus. ca. 700 S., OKart.-Bde. m. illustr. OUmschlägen u. (Bde. 1 u. 4) transparenten OUmschlägen. Erstausgabe. - Werkverzeichnis der Lithographien von 1919-1963. - Umschläge an den Kanten tlw. leicht berieben bzw. bestoßen. Papierbedingt schwach gebräunt. - Cramer 55, 60, 77, 125 Mourlot, 160, 174, 98, 186, 280, 281, 388, 399.

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        Il Teatro del Colore - N° 1 Anno I

      Roma: Società Anonima Poligrafica Italiana, 1919 - 8° - 32pp - Photo reproductions and illustrations by E.Prampolini. First year, number one (all published), inscribed (red pencil) by E. Prampolini: omaggio a Carl Nicolai da Prampolini pittore & scultore futurista - Roma, Mag 920. Original wrappers. Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        [Poster] Gismonda. "Drama lyrique en quatre actes d'aprčs Victorien Sardou. Počme de Henri Cain et Louis Payen. Musique de Henry Février.

      Paris: Imp. Maquet, 1919. First edition. Color lithograph canvas backed. A very good or better copy.. Poster signed in stone by Rochegrosse for the 1919 production of Gismonda. The text was by Henri Cain and Louis Payen, based on the work by Victorien Sardou. Though completed in 1914, the production was delayed until after the First World War. First performed in Chicago on January 14, 1919, followed by a New York appearance, the French production, with Fanny Held in the lead role, for which this poster was created, premiered on October 15, 1919, at the Opera-Comique. Georges Antoine Rochegrosse (1859-1938) was a painter, illustrator, decorative artist, set painter, and poster designer: "A sincere lover of antiquity and its artistic resurrection in the Neo-Greek movement" (The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the Ecole Nationale, p. 293). His themes are generally historical, and he treated them on a colossal scale and in an emotional naturalistic style, with a distinct reveling in horrible subjects and details as seen here with Gismonda preparing to attack Zacaria with the ax he had planned to use on her lover Almerio. Broido: French Opera Posters 27.

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        Colas Breugnon

      Paul Ollendorff 1919 - - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1919, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Gardes ombrées, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 200 copies numbered on Holland paper, the only major paper. Guards shaded, otherwise nice copy. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ANNE OF AVONLEA

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York, New York, U.S.A 1919 - Grosset and Dunlap reprint edition.Circa 1920. No other titles listed by Montgomery on the verso of the jacket, though G&D did publish the previous title "Anne of Green Gables" in 1914.Perhaps they were no longer publishing her first book for some reason. Info on copyright page lists copyright by L.C. Page and "Thirtieth impression , October 1919". A VERY GOOD+ book with some rubbing to spine and offset from jacket flap to rear free endpaper.Colour frontispiece by George Gibbs present. Front cover illustration by Gibbs unrubbed and bright. Binding is tight and square. Corners crisp.A couple of chips to page edges where the folds of the signature pages have been roughly opened ( not affecting text!). SCARCE VERY GOOD+ jacket is slightly tanned and rubbed at the spine. Small chips to ends of same.Two short closed tears to top of front panel The second book in the series that began with "Anne of Green Gables". See our other Montgomery titles! ** Media mail available to the USA** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Night Bombing with the Bedouins

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1919 - Inscribed and SIGNED by Robert H. Reece on the front endpaper. The volume is edge rubbed, toned on the spine, has stamped bookseller's information on the rear pastedown, and has lightly toned pages. The uniformly corner clipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is chipped on the corners and spine ends (affecting "Night" in the spine title), toned and rubbed on the spine with an abrasion that looks like the remains of a sticker removal, and is taped on the top edges of the front of the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aladdin in Rhyme

      Nisbet, London 1919 - (ca 1919). illustrated by Mackenzie. 12 brilliant mounted color plates w/captioned tissue-guards, numerous black and white illustrations, decorations. Pale olive-green cloth, spine and front panel stamped red and purple. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        QUIA PAUPER AMAVI

      London: The Egoist Press. 1919. 1st edition. hb. Tall, slim 8vo, pp. 51. With the usual correction, in Pound's hand, at p. 34 changing "wherefrom" to "wherefore". . Issued in a limited printing of 600 copies, the original binding for the first 500 being in green cloth. This professional re-binding was designed to emulate the original binding, with the addition of the half leather, gilt lettering to the spine, and fresh endpapers. Some minor staining to bottom of some pages, not affecting text, and a few incidents of foxing; otherwise in very good condition. .

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        THE REAL DOPE

      Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis 1919 - A very good++ hardcover copy in a very good and very scarce jacket/brodart covered. First Edition. Copy is very tight with light chipping to top of cloth's spine. No bumped corners to book. The rare jackets has chipping and tiny pieces missing to top and bottom of jackets spine. Some light offsetting to front free end paper with a small booksellers stamp. A very nice copy of this book. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH USPS TRACKING. == WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 35 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Album Leaf Signed by Winston S. Churchill.

      Autograph Album Leaf Signed by Winston S. Churchill and dated in 1919. Also signed by Field Marshall John French; Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough; Hugh, 2nd Duke of Westminster. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 18.5 inches by 22.5 inches. A wonderful presentation. Winston S. Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a non-academic historian, a writer and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall, lifetime body of work. In 1963, he was the first of only eight people to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s because of his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His speeches and radio broadcasts helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult days of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood almost alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured. After the Conservative Party suffered an unexpected defeat in the 1945 general election, he became Leader of the Opposition to the Labour Government. He publicly warned of an "Iron Curtain" of Soviet influence in Europe and promoted European unity. After winning the 1951 election, Churchill again became Prime Minister. His second term was preoccupied by foreign affairs, including the Malayan Emergency, Mau Mau Uprising, Korean War, and a UK-backed coup d'etat in Iran. Domestically his government laid great emphasis on house-building. Churchill suffered a serious stroke in 1953 and retired as Prime Minister in 1955, although he remained a Member of Parliament until 1964. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Elizabeth II granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history.

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        My Man Jeeves.

      Small 8vo. Original pale red cloth, blind-stamped design on front cover, black lettering and decoration on spine; pp. 251 + 2pp. list of Newnes' 1/9 Novels; covers faded, slightly rubbed at spine ends, name on endpaper; generally a very good copy of an increasingly scarce early Jeeves title, preserved in a specially made cloth-covered fall-down-back box. First edition. Contains 8 stories, 4 of which feature Jeeves and Bertie Wooster.

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        Sketchbook of Gerald Trice Martin Mostly Relating to the Sea

      England, 1919. Cloth. Near Fine. Lovely, meticulously rendered vignette illustrations framing the key letter on each page, and on a few pages, two vignettes. Oblong, 9 by 13 cm. 28 pp. The album opens to a particularly nice pen and ink drawing of a schooner, framed with highly decorative foliate baroque ornamentation. The first poem is Kipling's "If", each letter device accompanied by a painting of a different type of sail boat or ship. Ship motives are used again in "Love at Sea", by Swinburne. Another Kipling poem, "The Explanation", is enlivened with paintings of colorful, expressive fish. In our judgment, these are the most charismatic of the illustrations. Other poems include Swinburne's "Rondel", "Before Sunset", "Song", and "Child's Song"; and some verses by Sappho. Other illustrative motives take in dragons, flowers and floral daipers, butterflies, and coasts. The poems are rendered in a neat, calligraphic hand, and it is very easy to imagine this manuscript as something that might have been published as a gift book.

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        Karl Liebknecht Et Rosa Luxembourg : Discours prononcés par G Zinoviev et L Trotsky a la reunion du soviet de Petrograd

      Petrograd: L'Internationale Communiste. Very Good. 1919. 1st Ed 1st Pr. Paperback. Un-cut, folded single sheet. Tone, sm edge tears. French language text. Contains both Zinoviev's and Trotsky's speeches of 18 January 1919, celebrating the two German martyrs. Editions de l'Internationale Communiste, No. 27, official organ of the Executive Committee of the Communist Internationale.; 30 pages .

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        BYGD OG BONDE. Tidsskrift for historie og folkeminner. Utgitt av Oplands Historielag og Gudbrandsdals historielag ved Oluf Kolsrud, Fredrik Scheel, G. E. Christiansen m.fl. 1. - 10. årgang.

      Hamar 1919 - 28. 8vo. Illustrert. Bundet i 5 priv. blå sjjirtingbd. Alle omsl. medbundet.

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        Anglo-American Journal. London, Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., 1919-1921.

      1919. 4to. A run, from vol. 1, no. 1, to vol. 3, no. 7. 31 original issues, each 16 pp. with numerous illustrations, occasional sketch maps and diagrams, and advertisements. Each issue near-fine in the original pictorial wrappers. Published monthly by the Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., Queen Anne's Gate, London, S.W. for the information of Employees and Shareholders. Anglo-American Oil was an affiliate of Standard Oil, founded by John D. Rockefeller; in the 1930s it rebranded itself, and took as its name the phonetic abbreviation of its parent company, SO i.e. ESSO. The journal published news about the company's ships and their captains, both during the recent war and on normal service, portraits and information about director and managers, announcements of general meetings, in-house information relating to the establishment of new branches, contributions of the company to e.g. the war effort, articles on a range of subjects ('The Constitution of Petroleum', 'Production of Crude Oil in 1920', 'The Making of British Roads', etc.; John D. Rockefeller contributes a article in the second issue on 'Reconstruction in Industry'). Advertisements for Pratt's Perfection Spirit, a notable petrol of the day, feature prominently, but there are also advertisements for Brooklands, and similar interests. The front and rear cover to each issue reproduces a full-colour illustration of a prominent British building or landmark by Jessie Currie. The Anglo-American journal is rare, with few institutional holdings; copies in such well-preserved original condition are scarce.

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        L'esercito per la rinascita delle terre liberate: il ripristino delle arginature dei fiumi del Veneto: dalla Piave al Tagliamento: dicembre 1918-aprile 1919; L'esercito per la rinascita delle terre liberate: il ripristino della viabilità, ponti e strade: novembre 1918-giugno 1919.

      Stabilimento tipo-litografico militare, Bologna, 1919. 2 v. (157 p., [10] c. di tav. ripieg., [74] c. di tav.; 395 p., [14] c. di tav. ripieg.), 32 cm, tela. Ottimo. Ottimi esemplari con dedica (fatata e firmata) dell'autore ad entrambe i volumi. Quello del rifacimento degli argini era un compito vasto e complesso perché implicava altre attività inevitabilmente connesse: sgombero e risanamento dei campi di battaglia, sistemazione dei ponti e delle strade, ripristino dei fabbricati di carattere pubblico (municipi, chiese), costruzione e messa in opera di baracche per servizi pubblici, riattivazione di opifici ed officine, di fornaci e segherie, di magazzini idraulici per il rifornimento di acqua potabile. Tutte le opere sono largamente rappresentate nel ricco apparato iconografico e compaiono sul teatro dei lavori i superiori, che sia il generale Traniello capo del 3° Ufficio Lavori, o il Presidente del Magistrato alle Acque una cui visita sul Piave, nel marzo '19, viene testimoniata da un paio di immagini. Il secondo volume tratta del Triveneto e spesso sono ritratti paesi e valli raramente rappresentate (p.es. Val Cortella e Val Cismon, ecc.). Ottima qualità tipografica con ricchezza carte ripiegate ed eccellente conservazione. Rara da trovarsi completa dei due volumi.

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        Two Original Posters for the 1919 Season

      , 1919 1919. First Edition . (GILBERT AND SULLIVAN) DÂ’OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY. Original Poster for Gilbert and SullivanÂ’s “The Yeoman of the Guard” by Dudley Hardy. WITH: Original Billboard for the Opera CompanyÂ’s 1919/1920 Season by Dudley Hardy and John Hassall. London: David Allen & Sons, [1919]. Single sheet, measuring 20 by 30 inches; nine unassembled dovetailing sheets, measuring 7-1/2 by 10 feet assembled. $2500.Original poster depicting the headsman with axe from “The Yeoman of the Guard,” together with a large billboard announcing the seasonÂ’s productions, with three poster designs: “The Yeoman,” “The Gondoliers,” and “The Mikado.”Hardy and Hassall were among the premier graphic artists of their time, having built reputations both as book illustrators and specialists in poster design. Hardy was influenced by French chalk drawings and poster art, while Hassall attributes his style to Japanese prints. “Yeoman” poster fine. Some chipping and creasing to separate panels of original billboard, poster fine. A wonderful pair.

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        Collected Plays

      

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        Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer, aus dem 16ten und 17ten Jahrhundert. Aus einem alten Mscpt. zum erstenmal ans Licht gestellt. Erstes u. zweites Heft. (Altona, J.D.A. Eckhardt 1785-1788). Nachdr. 1. Aufl.

      Berlin, Hermann Barsdorf, 1919. - 57 S., mit zahlreichen Abb., 2° Groß-Folio (465x297mm), Schlichtes priv. Halbleder Brüning 5953; Wolfstieg IV, 10750; Ackermann V/108; Zur Orig.-Ausg. vgl. Kloss 2661 u. Wolfstieg 42429. - [1. Heft:] "Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer, aus dem 16.ten und 17.ten Jahrhundert, Aus einem alten Manuskript zum erstenmal ans Licht gestellt oder Einfältig ABC Büchlein für junge Schüler so sich täglich fleissig üben in der Schule des Heiligen Geistes [.] von einem Bruder der Fraternitaet, Christi des Rosenkreuzes, zum erstenmal öffentlich bekannt gemacht, mit einigen Figuren von gleichem Inhalt vermehrt durch P.S". (S.1-36). - 2. Heft: "Ein güldener Tractat vom Philosophischen Steine. (S.37-57). Altona, gedruckt und verlegt bei J. D. A. Eckardt, 1785-88". - Originalgetreuer photolitographischer Nachdruck mit 102 handkolorierten Figuren auf 36 großen Tafeln u. 4 Farbabb. im Text. Die Originalvorlage des Buchs stammte aus dem Besitz von Heinrich Tränker ("Br. Recnartus" 1880-1956), der bekannt ist für seine "Pansophie". Neben den hier veröffentlichten Teilen gab es weitere, die aber nur als Handschriften kursierten. Tränker plante mit O.W. Barth, diese auch zu veröffentlichen, was aber an finanziellen Belangen scheiterte (Lechler S.193f). - Seltenes, für Schüler konzipiertes Werk über das Wesen des Geheimordens der Rosenkreuzer, mit Abbildung u. Erläuterung der Geheimsymbole. Die beiden nur durch ihre Initialen genannten Autoren waren möglicherweise Angehörige des Rosenkreuzer-Ordens in der für ihre liberale Pressezensur bekannten Stadt Altona. Lt. Frick "eine der wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen der G.[old] u. R.[osen] C.[reuzer] [.] ganz im Stil der alchemistischen Literatur geschrieben [.] Für Nachfolgegesellschaften der Gold- und Rosenkreuzer in England und den USA wurden die `Geheimen Figuren` zu einem wichtigen Standardwerk der modernen Rosenkreuzer." (Die Erleuchteten, S.361ff.). Laut Tränker wurden die Tafeln allerdings von den Gold- u. Rosenkreuzern absichtlich in falscher Reihenfolge veröffentlicht, um das Wissen nur den wahren Eingeweihten zugänglich zu machen. Tränker behauptete, die wahre Reihenfolge zu kennen (vgl. Lechler). - Etwas bestossen u. berieben, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        Le Faune Noir. (Poème) [ Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés, avec un joli envoi de l'auteur, 1 vol. in-12 br., Imprimé chez Lhen, Paris, 1919, 36 pp. Rare exemplaire du Faune noir, tiré à 200 exemplaires numérotés, et enrichi d'un charmant envoi de Roger Vitrac. Etat très satisfaisant (couv. frottée en marges, bon état par ailleurs) pour cet exemplaire rare. Français

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        Picture Show

      The First UK printing Privately printed for the Author by J.B. Peace at the University Press, Cambridge, June 1919. Limited to 200 copies. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Text is clean and unmarked except for a small patch of light brown offsetting at poem 17, that appears to be from a newspaper clipping or bookmark. Laid in a photogravure of Sassoon on the first blank page. Covers have only light soiling and the paper title label is intact and remains bright. The bookplate of W.A. Harding - Madingley, is on the front paste down endpaper. Harding (1870-1942) inherited Madingley Hall from his father in 1924, and the property was eventually sold to Cambridge University in 1948. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the First World War, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and patriotism of many other war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirized generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war. Much of his earlier work (1906-15) was privately printed and availability remains limited. This work predates the 1920 U.S edition. A scarce title.

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        Bell'assieme di cartoline, foto e scritti. Primi decenni del Novecento

      1919. L'assime comprende: -1 cartolina datata 31 dic 1919 con veduta di Roma dal Palatino in cui la scrittrice scrive a ''Caro Confratello'' (nell'invio nome abraso); -1 foglio autografo con testo del sonetto ''Il Convento'' (tratto dalla raccolta ''Le Vergini folli'' rievoca il periodo infelice vissuto presso le suore); -1 foglio autografo manoscritto con alcuniversi de ''Il gioco del silenzio'' della Guglielminetti e del ''Buon Compagno'' di Gozzano a lei dedicato. In calce firma autografa della scrittrice. -1 fotografia della scrittrice e lettera ad un amante manoscritta al verso -1 lettera con busta indirizzata alla Guglielminetti su carta intestata ''La Lettura, Rivista Mensile del Corriere della Sera.''

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        Der Orchideengarten. 1. Jhg. 1919, Nr. 1 bis 18 [= kmpl. Jhg., in 17 Heften]. Phantastische Blätter.

      jew. ca. 30 S., mit zahlreichen Illus., 4 (305x220mm), Farbig illus. O-Papier (Hefte) Bloch 2/3070 Ackermann I/182. - Es erschienen nur 3 Jahrgänge. - "Im Jahr 1919 brachte der neu gegründete Münchner Dreiländerverlag mit Der Orchideengarten die weltweit erste Zeitschrift für phantastische Literatur heraus - vier Jahre vor Erscheinen des populären US-Pulp-Magazins Weird Tales, in welchem H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith und Robert E. Howard ihre Geschichten veröffentlichten. Als Herausgeber und renommiertes Aushängeschild dieses phantastischen Gartens wurde der österreichische Schriftsteller Karl Hans Strobl (1877-1946) engagiert, der zusammen mit Gustav Meyrink, Hanns Heinz Ewers und Alfred Kubin das Viergestirn der deutschsprachigen Phantastik des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts bildet." (Michael Höfel zu: "Robert N. Bloch: Der Orchideengarten. Eine kommentierte Bibliographie") - U.a. mit Beiträgen (teilweise in Erstdruck) von: Karl u. Joseph Capek Alexander Dumas A.M. Frey Theophil Gautier Nathaniel Hawthorne Wilhelm Nhil Leo Perutz K.H. Strobl Fjodor Ssologub Paul Verlaine. - Illustriert u.a. von: Ernst Heigenmooser Wilhelm Heise Rolf von Hoerschelmann Heinrich Kley Ernst Kubin Otto Linnekogel Otto Muck Paul Neu Elfriede Pleichinger-Coltelli Karl Rabus Max Schenke und Otto Schön. - Einbände mit kl. Randläsuren u. zum Rand etwas gebräunt oder braunfleckig die Rücken tls. gering aufgerieben Nr.1 leicht angeknickt u. etwas angestaubt papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst gute Expl.

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        Kew Gardens.

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, , 1919. Octavo. Original Omega Workshop paper wrappers hand-coloured in blue, dark red and green, paper label to front cover. Housed in a custom quarter orange morocco and cloth slipcase and matching chemise. Woodcut frontispiece and tailpiece by Vanessa Bell. A beautiful copy, with just a little rubbing to spine. First edition, one of around 170 copies, with the cancel slip "L. and V. Woolf" over the imprint (as always), and the woodcut on the final page in the second state (printed on a separate piece of paper and pasted onto the page). Kew Gardens was the Woolf's first great success and the first book that Virginia's sister Vanessa illustrated. On June 9, 1919 Virginia recorded in her diary that "Nessa & I quarrelled as nearly as we ever do quarrel now over the get up of Kew Gardens, both type and woodcuts; & she firmly refused to illustrate any more stories of mine under those conditions, & went so far as to doubt the value of the Hogarth Press altogether. An ordinary printer would do better in her opinion. This both stung and chilled me. Not that she was bitter or extreme; its her reason and control that give her blame its severity". Events proved Bell to some extent correct; a glowing review in the Times Literary Supplement on May 29, 1919 led to a flood of orders that the Woolfs could not fulfill on their own, and the second edition was handed over to Richard Madley. But the lasting result was a triumph for both Bell and Virginia, as the review described the book as a work of art in whole, making special mention of Bell's woodcut. "But here is 'Kew gardens' – a work of art, made, 'created' as we say, finished, four-square; a thing of original and therefore strange beauty, with it's own 'atmosphere,', it's own vital forceÂ… the more one gloats over 'Kew Gardens' the more beauty shines out of itÂ… and the more one likes Mrs. Bell's 'Kew Gardens' woodcuts" (Woolmer p. xxiv).

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        The Arrow of Gold.

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1919 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his editor, "Signed with love for F + N Doubleday by Joseph Conrad." The recipient was his American publisher, Frank Doubleday and his wife Neltje De Graff, who published the American edition of The Arrow of Gold. Bookplate of Nelson Doubleday to pastedown. In very good condition, with the spine darkened and with some small replacement to the tips of the cloth. Housed in a slipcase. An outstanding association. One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn't even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism and Modernism while also covering the zenith and twilight of the British empire. Conrad used his experience within the British empire to write novels and stories that often used the sea and navy as a setting, juxtaposing the individual human spirit with the collective duty and honor of the British navy. And though it was a second-language, Conrad mastered English prose. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad was published in 1919. It was originally titled "The Laugh" and published serially in Lloyd's Magazine from December 1918 to February 1920. The story is set in Marseille in the 1870s during the Third Carlist War. The characters of the novel are supporters of the Spanish Pretender Carlos, Duke of Madrid. Curiously, the novel features a person referred to as "Lord X", whose activities as arms smuggler resemble those of the Carlist politician Tirso de Olazabal y Lardizabal, Count of Arbelaiz. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les Actualités de L'Elègance

      N.p.: N.p., circa 1919-1924. Tipped-in photographs uniformly near fine; first album (by date) near fine in gold-embossed leather boards with cloth spine (minor loss to gilt on the front of album amd evidence of removed book plate to interior); second volume near fine in gold-embossed half bound leather boards with bookplate, as well as evidence of removed bookplate on inside of front board. An exceptional survival.. Two unique photo albums with a total of 712 silver gelatin prints, 5 x 7 inches, either tipped-in or corner mounted, all documenting fashionably dressed women, photographed outdoors on the street, in the park, or at the races. As such, an early precedent for the "street style" genre of fashion photography. Pen notations within both albums date the photographs to August 1919, October 1921, and August 1924. At least one photograph is stamped by French photographer Paul Géniaux; others are known to have been taken by him. The albums are notable for both the quality and consistency of their images. In many of the pictures, the subject poses before an anonymous crowd in the background, slightly out of focus, creating the sense that each portrait is of an individual who "stands out from the crowd" through their personal style. In this disciplined and repeated format, Géniaux has created an encyclopedic survey of women's fashion that represents perhaps the first comprehensive document of street-style photography. Unlike the theatrical idealizations of fashion-plate illustration and studio photography, Géniaux set up his camera in public places and simply photographed fashionable women as they had decided to dress themselves for society outings; the consistency of the framing suggests an almost typological approach to photography. Shot over a span of five years between 1919-1924, the photographs also document a growing comfort and acceptance of cameras; as the 1920s advance, the women take on poses that are more relaxed, casual, yet increasingly self-aware of what the lens will capture. Altogether, a remarkable, early example of "street style" photography as well as a unique, humanistic portrait of how stylish European women actually dressed during the early 1920. Although Géniaux displays a distinct photographic sensibility, his documentarian portraits fit into a similar gestalt as intra-war contemporaries such as August Sander. An untapped trove by a little known photographic pioneer

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        L'appartement des jeunes filles

      - Camille Bloch, Paris 1919, 13,5x21cm, relié. - Prima edizione, uno dei 36 migliori ripristinata in grande formato e numerata sul vecchio Giappone a formare, edizione deluxe. pelle pieno legame impresso marrone ad imitazione di squame di serpente, liscia indietro, come parte della scatola taupe, guardie e contreplats carta marrone di carta dal Giappone, coperchi conservati, testa dorata, spettacolare vincolante siglato Lobstein. libro illustrato di originali 6 scalpelli Jean-Emile Laboureur. Bellissimo esemplare perfettamente istituito il primo libro illustrato da Jean-Emile Laboureur. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 36 exemplaires réimposés en grand format et numérotés sur vieux Japon à la forme, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein cuir grainé marron à l'imitation des écailles de serpent, dos lisse, pièce de titre de box taupe, gardes et contreplats de papier marron façon papier du Japon, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, spectaculaire reliure signée de Lobstein. Ouvrage illustré de 6 burins originaux de Jean-Emile Laboureur. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi du premier ouvrage illustré par Jean-Emile Laboureur.

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        Max Ernst 30 years of his work. About Max Ernst : poems and comments. Paramyths, new poems and collages by Max Ernst.- Exposition à Beverly Hills, California, The Copley Galleries, 10 janvier - 20 février 1949. Avec un envoi de l'artiste.

      Edition originale, tirage limité à 513 exemplaires numérotés. Avec un envoi autographe signé de Max Ernst. Textes de André Breton, Piet Mondrian, Joë Bousquet, René Crevel, Paul Eluard, Dorothea Tanning, Benjamin Péret, Man Ray, Robert Desnos, Nicolas Calas. Oeuvres entre 1919 et 1948, avec indication des provenances (Roland Penrose, J. Poe, Soulima Stravinsky, Man ray, Charles de Noailles, Pierre Matisse, Herbert Bayer, Caresse Crosby, Patricia Kane, Dorothea Tanning, Walter Arnesberg, Lila Ployardt, Doris Copley, Ona Munsen...). Superbe cartonnage illustré et série de huit collages reproduits sur papier bleu.

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        SWATCH BOOK (Spring & Summer, 1920) SELIG BROTHERS, San Francisco's Leading Wholesale Tailors

      (U.S. Fashion Plate Co.Philadelphia, 1919). Hard Cover. Large Folio. Men's fashion swatch book for Spring & Summer of 1920 , includes a selection of suits, trousers, vest, jackets and coats. (24) unnumbered leaves on heavy stock, front paste down is a reference guide for correct measuring and the details needed for taking measures, containing 192 swatches of material for use in the making of suites for the Spring & Summer season and includes 6 corduroy swatches located on rear pastedown, with illustrations of men wearing the various suites with pictorial backgrounds, some decorative color borders, head pieces; bound in 3/4 black pebble grained cloth over green cloth lettered in gilt. Light wear at extremities. A massive catalog from a leading San Francisco men's clothier. The Selig firm offered a complete selection of "clothes that reflect character." Very scarce, especially so with all of the fabric intact. Melvyl lists a 1915 Selig catalog in the collection of the California State library, no copies of this 1920 publication. OCLC list one copy of Selig's catalog for the Fall and Winter collection dated 1915. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        North of Boston The first illustrated, signed, and limited edition, illustrator's presentation copy, signed by both author and illustrator

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1919 - This is a particularly compelling presentation copy of a striking limited edition of the author’s second published book. This copy not only retains the original dust jacket, but is also inscribed by the illustrator and signed by the author. Robert Frost signed his name in the blank lower right margin of his frontispiece portrait by the illustrator, James Chapin. Chapin himself inked a warm gift inscription in five lines on the front free endpaper recto: "To Max & Ruth who, | in sympathy watched | the growth of this | garment | James Chapin". Opening with the famous poems "The Pasture" and "Mending Wall," North of Boston bolstered Frost’s newly minted literary reputation and precipitated his return to the United States from England. In 1919, his American publisher issued this second and limited edition of 500 copies. The binding features a dark green linen spine over lighter green, paper-covered boards with a gilt-stamped spine and gilt front panel with title and author printed in black. The contents feature the frontispiece Frost portrait and fourteen illustrations by James Chapin and are printed on heavy, watermarked, laid, linen-rag paper with untrimmed fore and bottom edges. A dust jacket was issued on dark green laid paper with gilt print on spine as well as the front cover, within a gilt rule frame. The edition is lovely, but fragile, the jacket particularly brittle, the paper-covered boards easily scuffed and soiled. This copy is near fine in the original dust jacket. The binding is clean, tight, and square with minor bumps to the corners and light wear to the spine ends and corners. The contents are clean and bright with a crisp feel, with no spotting or previous ownership marks other than the illustrator’s inscription and author’s signature. The untrimmed fore and bottom edges are surprisingly clean, the top edge only lightly dust soiled. The dust jacket is noteworthy for having survived and admirably protected the binding. We note chip losses to the top and bottom edges, to a maximum .75 inch depth at the spine head and .25 inch at the spine heel, as well as a horizontal split to the lower spine three inches from the heel and a vertical split along the front hinge. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume is protected within a full, dark green morocco clamshell case with raised and gilt-ruled spine bands, tan morocco spine labels, gilt frame rule on the beveled edge covers, and dark green paper lining. American painter and illustrator James Ormsbee Chapin (1887-1975) was father of jazz musician Jim Chapin and grandfather of folk singer Harry Chapin. Like Frost, Chapin’s art was often rooted in a sense of place. In the mid-1920s he would move to a New Jersey farm where he created a series of paintings that were "realistic depictions of the rigors and rhythms of rural farm life" and whose "idiosyncratic, original style won high praise from critics and fellow artists". Iconic American poet Robert Lee Frost (1874-1963) was the quintessential poetic voice of New England. Ironically, Frost was born in San Francisco and it was a 1912 move to England with his wife and children – "the place to be poor and to write poems" – that catalyzed his recognition. Following the 1913 publication of A Boy’s Will, a convocation of critical recognition, introduction to other writers, and creative energy supported the 1914 English publication of Frost’s second book, North of Boston, which strengthened Frost’s reputation as a leading poet. By 1924 he had won the first of his eventual four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry (1931, 1937, and 1943). Frost spent his final years as "the most highly esteemed American poet of the twentieth century" with a host of academic and civic honors to his credit. Two years before his death he became the first poet to read in the program of a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Kennedy, January 1961). Bibliographic reference: Crane A3. Second, limited American edition and [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Chewg-Um Blewg-Um.

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

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        SWATCH BOOK (Spring & Summer, 1920) SELIG BROTHERS, San Francisco's Leading Wholesale Tailors

      (U.S. Fashion Plate Co.Philadelphia, 1919). Hard Cover. Large Folio. Men's fashion swatch book for Spring & Summer of 1920 , includes a selection of suits, trousers, vest, jackets and coats. (24) unnumbered leaves on heavy stock, front paste down is a reference guide for correct measuring and the details needed for taking measures, containing 192 swatches of material for use in the making of suites for the Spring & Summer season and includes 6 corduroy swatches located on rear pastedown, with illustrations of men wearing the various suites with pictorial backgrounds, some decorative color borders, head pieces; bound in 3/4 black pebble grained cloth over green cloth lettered in gilt. Light wear at extremities. A massive catalog from a leading San Francisco men's clothier. The Selig firm offered a complete selection of "clothes that reflect character." Very scarce, especially so with all of the fabric intact. Melvyl lists a 1915 Selig catalog in the collection of the California State library, no copies of this 1920 publication. OCLC list one copy of Selig's catalog for the Fall and Winter collection dated 1915. Very good.

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        Some British Ballads

      Constable & Co, London 1919 - Signed by Arthur Rackham, and numbered 543 of 575 copies. 16 tissue-guarded color plates. No date given [1919]. Original vellum backed gilt illustrated boards. Book Condition: Good: Firm square Ex-Library copy with soiling and dampstain to bottom corner edges and old tape to two tissue-guards with offsetting to margins of the two plates, pages 73 and 95. All 16 plates present. Library blindstamp to title page, bookplate residue to pastedown. Noted collector's namestamp to pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Arrow of Gold.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1919. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his editor, "Signed with love for F + N Doubleday by Joseph Conrad." The recipient was his American publisher, Frank Doubleday and his wife Neltje De Graff, who published the American edition of The Arrow of Gold. Bookplate of Nelson Doubleday to pastedown. In very good condition, with the spine darkened and with some small replacement to the tips of the cloth. Housed in a slipcase. An outstanding association. One of the greatest English writers of the 19th century was a Polish-born man who couldn't even speak English fluently until he had entered adulthood. Nevertheless, Joseph Conrad went on to have a well-regarded literary career that bridged Romanticism and Modernism while also covering the zenith and twilight of the British empire. Conrad used his experience within the British empire to write novels and stories that often used the sea and navy as a setting, juxtaposing the individual human spirit with the collective duty and honor of the British navy. And though it was a second-language, Conrad mastered English prose. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad was published in 1919. It was originally titled "The Laugh" and published serially in Lloyd's Magazine from December 1918 to February 1920. The story is set in Marseille in the 1870s during the Third Carlist War. The characters of the novel are supporters of the Spanish Pretender Carlos, Duke of Madrid. Curiously, the novel features a person referred to as "Lord X", whose activities as arms smuggler resemble those of the Carlist politician Tirso de Olazabal y Lardizabal, Count of Arbelaiz.

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        The Haunted Bookshop

      Doubleday, Page and Company Garden City, New York 1919 - First Edition, First Issue. Morley's classic and whimsical mystery novel set in a Brooklyn, New York bookshop. "When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue you sell him a whole new life." Near Fine but for top spine end and top front cover corner lightly bumped, in Very Good dustjacket, spine ends nicked, some soiling to panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kew Gardens.

      Richmond: Hogarth Press, 1919 - Octavo. Original Omega Workshop paper wrappers hand-coloured in blue, dark red and green, paper label to front cover. Housed in a custom quarter orange morocco and cloth slipcase and matching chemise. A beautiful copy, with just a little rubbing to spine. Woodcut frontispiece and tailpiece by Vanessa Bell. First edition, one of around 170 copies, with the cancel slip "L. and V. Woolf" over the imprint (as always), and the woodcut on the final page in the second state (printed on a separate piece of paper and pasted onto the page). Kew Gardens was the Woolf's first great success and the first book that Virginia's sister Vanessa illustrated. On June 9, 1919 Virginia recorded in her diary that "Nessa & I quarrelled as nearly as we ever do quarrel now over the get up of Kew Gardens, both type and woodcuts; & she firmly refused to illustrate any more stories of mine under those conditions, & went so far as to doubt the value of the Hogarth Press altogether. An ordinary printer would do better in her opinion. This both stung and chilled me. Not that she was bitter or extreme; its her reason and control that give her blame its severity". Events proved Bell to some extent correct; a glowing review in the Times Literary Supplement on May 29, 1919 led to a flood of orders that the Woolfs could not fulfill on their own, and the second edition was handed over to Richard Madley. But the lasting result was a triumph for both Bell and Virginia, as the review described the book as a work of art in whole, making special mention of Bell's woodcut. "But here is 'Kew gardens' – a work of art, made, 'created' as we say, finished, four-square; a thing of original and therefore strange beauty, with it's own 'atmosphere,', it's own vital force the more one gloats over 'Kew Gardens' the more beauty shines out of it and the more one likes Mrs. Bell's 'Kew Gardens' woodcuts" (Woolmer p. xxiv). Kirkpatrick A3a; Woolmer 7. [Attributes: First Edition]

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