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        Over the Top with the 18th Co. 5th Regt. U.S. Marines: A History [with broadsheet]: Secretary Daniels and party dine Easter Sunday with the 18th Co. Marines

      (Neuweid a. Rh.: Louis Heusersche Buchdruckerei). [1919]. First. First edition. Octavo. 43, [3]pp., 12 unnumbered inserted photographic plates. Illustrated tan wrappers. Modest age-toning on the cheap paper, small stain on front wrap, still very good or better. A rare history of a Marine unit. Laid in is a small double-sided broadsheet caption titled: "Secretary Daniels and party dine Easter Sunday with the 18th Co. Marines" written by Cpl. Field. OCLC locates five copies of the pamphlet over two entries: four in America (three at military institutions) and one in Germany; and no copies of the broadsheet. .

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        TEDIOUS BRIEF TALES OF GRANTA AND GRAMARYE by "Ingulphus"...

      Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd.,. [1919]. original pictorial gray boards, front panel stamped in black and yellow, spine panel stamped in black.. 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). 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).

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        Photograph album documenting life in the Los Angeles area

      Mostly Los Angeles County, 1919. Album. Very good. This 72-page 9" x 8" album contains approximately 200 photographs ranging in size from 3" x 2" to 5" x 7". The cover of the suede album features a photograph of a small sailboat. The glue-mounted photos are in nice shape; a few have tape on a corner or two. There is light wear to the cover. A few photos have be lost or removed. The photographs in this album are all related to well-to-do an extended family apparently living in Los Angeles County and probably affiliated with the Long Beach shipbuilding industry. Images include: · 12 shipyard, ship construction, and launching photos (the Craig Ship Building Company at Long Beach, the Long Beach Ship Company, and possibly the Southwestern Ship Building Company on Terminal Island), · 7 Naval base and warship photos from San Pedro, Long Beach, or both, · 7 photos of what looks like the Santa Fe Railyard at Long Beach, · 6 Rose Parade photos (Long Beach float, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Float, etc.), · 6 photos of The Pike at Long Beach (Jack Rabbit Coaster, Bath House, Goat Cart, etc.), · 5 photos of San Juan Capistrano including the Junípero Sera statue with the old large cross, · 2 photos of an apple orchards and souvenir stand probably at Apple Valley, · 2 photos of a military parade including one with a mock-up tank, · A number of street city and town scenes, some with street cars, and · Many family photos including automobiles, camping on the beach, children, meals, bicycles, a gramophone, pets, a house with snow, etc. All in all, a very nice visual record of life in Los Angeles County during World War One.

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        The Mark on the Wall

      Richmond, Hogarth Press 1919 - First separate edition. Thin off-white paper wrappers - some foxing else a near fine copy. Kirkpatrick erroneously lists this as A2b - her A2a is the appearance of this story in "Two Stories" (the first publication of the Hogarth Press in 1917) which should, of course, be listed as a 'B' item. Woolmer 8. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        EXAMPLES OF MODERN BOOKBINDING DESIGNED AND EXECUTED BY ROBT. RIVIERE & SON

      Bernard Quaritch, Lonndon 1919 - Red leather spine label. One of only 200 copies printed. An exquisite group of illustrations of front covers and spines of finely-bound books by the renowned English bookbinder.A total of sixty-nine full-page examples, many in full-color or in half-tone. Robert Riviere (1808-1882) was an English bookbinder of French descent. He started business in Bath in 1829, moved to London in 1840. The firm's bindings can be dated as follows: "Bound by R. Riviere, Bath" means 1829-32; "Bound by R. Riviere" means 1832-40; "Bound by Riviere" means 1840-c.1880; "Bound by Riviere and Son" means after 1880. The firm was purchased by the heirs of George Bayntun, returned b to Bath, where it remains to this day producung fine bindings on Manvers Street. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Signed Letter and Three Original Photographs of a Scottish Officer Who Served with the Royal Field Artillery in the then Briefly Independent Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus Region, Shortly After the Collapse of the Russian Empire.

      Tiflis [Tbilisi], 13-16 April 1919., 1919. Letter: 3 pages, folio, the first leaf being War Office stationery blind stamped with the Royal coat of arms. Three leafs written recto only, two of which measure approximately 20 x 32 cm, the other slightly larger. Photographs: 3 sepia views on thick photographic paper, one military portrait measuring 5 x 8 cm, and two snapshot scenes measuring approximately 13,5 x 8,5 cm. Recent reinforcements to verso of letters at folds, otherwise in very good condition, a rare firsthand account of British operations in the short-lived Democratic Republic of Georgia, a state which existed for less than three years before being invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921. The present correspondence and photographs are those of a Scottish officer who served with the Royal Field Artillery in the then independent Democratic Republic of Georgia, immediately after the Georgian-Armenian War of December of 1918 and shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Identified only as J.D., the officer was from Glasgow, and posted to the 'Deputy Director General Transportation Office' at Tiflis. The British Army had established its headquarters for the Royal Field Artillery at Tbilisi only 3 months prior to this correspondence, in January 1919, this force being part of the 27th Division of the Army. Only months later, on 7 September 1919, Divisional headquarters would be moved to Batum, and just few days after the move, 24 September 1919, the 27th Division was disbanded at Batum, the divisional commander and general staff departing for Constantinople. This force was withdrawn from Batum altogether by the 14th July, 1920. Georgia was under British protection from 1918-1920. Any items from its brief period of independence and surviving Russian annexation by the Bolshevik regime in 1921 are scarce today. Officer J.D. left his Scotland home on 9 February 1919 for army duty in the Caucasus region, only two months after the Georgian-Armenian War of December 1918. He stayed one week at a military tent camp in Salonika, where five months earlier the 27th Division captured the Roche Noire Salient. Here experiences gale force winds causing some destruction to the camp. From Greece he was sent to Constantinople, which he finds particularly attractive, and then to Batoum [Batumi - the second largest city of Georgia] where he spent two days. From Batumi, two days by rail through the Caucasus Mountains brought him to Tiflis. Working at the Transportation Office, he remarks on the frequent movement of British troops and the uncertainty of his own future posts. He also imparts his impressions of Tiflis and Batumi, and some local customs. The photographs were most likely taken on the steamship voyage on the Black Sea from Istanbul to Batumi, early April 1919, which is described in the accompanying letter. A total of five men are seen in the photographs, including officer J.D. himself. Ringing true to this, in his letter, he explains that only had five passengers including the captain were on board the vessel for this passage. Additionally, a partial view of a notice board mounted on the ship's deck addresses 'Troops' and thus reveals that this was a military steamship. Again corresponding to his letter, British troops were forbidden from using local transportation for fear of contracting the fatal typhus disease, as such relied strictly on their own means of conveyance. The letter, which begins on 13 April 1919, was written at the Deputy Director General Transportation Office at Tiflis, part of the Headquarters that had recently been established, shortly after its author arrived there by rail from Batumi. It provides a rare firsthand account of British operations in Georgia during its first yet short-lived status as an independent Democratic Republic following the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917 and before being invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921. [Georgia would not regain full autonomy until 1991]. Between tasks, J.D. writes over four days, with dates in the left margins. The letter describes, among other things, the officer's voyage from Istanbul to Batumi, which was contemporary to a pivotal strategy meeting held in Batum on 2-3 April 1919, between Brigadier General John Samuel Jocelyn Percy (1871-1952) who was Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Black Sea, and the leader of forces in the Caucasus General George Francis Milne (1866-1948). [The Georgian-Armenian War had transpired only four months earlier. It was a short border dispute fought in December 1918 between the newly-independent Democratic Republic of Georgia and the First Republic of Armenia. The conflict centered on parts of Georgian provinces populated mostly by Armenians, and ended because of British intervention. As a result of the conference between Percy and Milne, on 6 April it was decided that the military governorship over the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic would be ceded to the Armenian government. As such, British troops were withdrawn from the region, and on 6 June the change became official. Together, Britain, the United States, France, and Italy decided to appoint American national Edmund L. Daily as Governor-General for the region, which was approved by the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The brief period of independence in Caucasia was unsettled, as the three principle states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, attempted to establish boundaries and their own governments. For some 5 weeks they were united as the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic, which also included parts of Eastern Turkey.] Excerpts from the letter: "Now, a little account of my journey from Galsgow to Tiflis..." "Constantinople is a place never to be forgotten, the lovely Bosphorus, mosques, palaces... all males with red fez, married ladies veil over face excepting eyes... ten days... out each day lounging about bazaars - over bridge to Stamboul..." "...on board steamer for Batoum ... beautiful villas, palaces etc etc on each side ... on board for five nights. Only five passengers including Capt. Humble. Tramp steamer - no accommodation." "Batum 2 days like other Eastern towns, some nice streets but majority otherwise." " Tiflis after another two days and one night in train, splendid mountain scenery on way - Caucasus Mts (all snow-capped)..." "Tiflis has two main streets, boulevard style, trees all along... Two sets of tramways (electric ones), open sides no two deckers... not allowed to travel on them, nor vehicle of any description, only our own military motor cars - reason given - vermin - afterwards typhus - funerals." "Passed three funerals today... Head of procession seven or eight singing hymns, then the priests, dressed in most gorgeous cloaks or vestments... the deceased could be seen... mourning coach very ornamental, all white paint. Two of the funerals (better class) had brass bands playing...each case face shown to public view..." "...Things are very unsettled, there I cannot say more... Might be in Persia shortly. Don't know exactly. Strange doing just now - moving men every day." End Excerpts. The Democratic Republic of Georgia existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a Republic of Georgia. Tbilisi, or Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. Between 1801 and 1917, then being under the rule of the former Russian Empire, Tbilisi was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy, governing both Southern and Northern Caucasus. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the city served as a location of the Transcaucasus interim government which established, in the spring of 1918, the short-lived independent Transcaucasian Federation with the capital in Tbilisi. At this time, Tbilisi had roughly the same number of Armenians as Georgians, with Russians being the third largest ethnic group. It was here, in the former Caucasus Vice royal Palace, where the independence of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan were declared on 26 to 28 May 1918. After this, Tbilisi functioned as the capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia until 25 February 1921. From 1918 to 1919 the city was also consecutively home to a German and British military headquarters. In September 1918, Field Marshal George Francis Milne became responsible for the military administration of a vast area around the Black Sea at a time of considerable internal disorder following the Russian Revolution and the start of the Turkish War of Independence. Small British forces had twice occupied Baku on the Caspian, while an entire British division had occupied Batum on the Black Sea, supervising German and Turkish withdrawal. British (including Indian and some Arab) troops were in Persia (partly to protect the oilfields at Abadan) and larger British forces were also deployed in Mesopotamia and Syria. In December 1918, Royal Army troops of the 27th Division embarked for operations on the Black Sea, reaching Constantinople on the 19th and arriving at Tiflis in January 1919, setting up divisional headquarters there. Milne toured the Caucasus in early 1919 and assessed that British withdrawal "would probably lead to anarchy." By May, 1919, detachments had arrived at Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, including the following cities: Baku, Krasnovodsk (in Trans-Caspia), Petrovsk, Shusha, Julfa, Erivan, Kars, Tiflis, Batum, and Gagri. In spite of Milne's prediction, on 15 August 1919, the withdrawal of British troops from Trans-Caucasia began. At the end of the month the British withdrew from Baku (the small British naval presence was also withdrawn from the Caspian Sea), leaving only 3 battalions at Batum. Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon, wanted a British presence in the region, however, Milne was granted permission to withdraw if more prudent. On 7 September, a new Divisional Headquarters opened at Batum. On the 14th and 15th September, the 81st and 82nd Brigades were disbanded. The division was disbanded on 24 September 1919, and the divisional commander and the general staff left for Constantinople, after handing over to the military governor of Batum (Brigadier-General W. J. N. Cooke-Collis, comanding the 80th Infantry Brigade). On 4 March 1920, Cooke-Collis was appointed to command the Inter-Allied Force at Batum. After a British garrison at Enzeli (on the Persian Caspian coast) was taken prisoner by Bolshevik forces on 19 May 1920, Lloyd George finally insisted on a withdrawal from Batum early in June 1920. The force was withdrawn from Batum by the 14th July, 1920. The 27th Division was disbanded on 24 September 1919 at Batum. Financial retrenchment forced a British withdrawal from Persia in the spring of 1921..

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        DER ERSTE BEERNHÄUTER (THE FIRST BEAR SKINNER)

      Berlin 1919 - Berlin: Brandus’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1919. 12mo, gilt-lettered half calf and batik paper-covered boards and endpapers. Fine copy of the seventh Nibelungen imprint, printed by Otto von Holten; a story by Von Grimmelshausen from the Nuremberg edition of 1684, the third part of the Simplicissimus writings. Of 320 copies, this is one of 200 bound in half- leather.Marcus Behmer designed the typography, ornamental initial, title woodcut and five etchings. A tiny bear device acts as a sentence separator. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Marvellous Autograph Letter in pencil signed with his intimate family name 'David' to his brother "My dear old Harry" HENRY, Duke of Gloucester (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1919 - (1900-1974, Uncle of Elizabeth II), saying he would "have loved to have been able to come down & inspect you . but there is a bloody memorial service for overseas troops at Noon so I'm afraid I cant manage it tho I promise to one day ." he continues "Now as regards the pony; yes I'll give him to you as I see you are very keen on polo & I know its quite impossible to play with one pony & that Papa wont give you a 2nd one!! So you can clinch with Thompson . I'll let you have the £100 . Bertie & I will fix up a theatre party for you that night . Not a word that I'm giving you the pony!! Love from your devoted brother David" 2 sides 8vo., "Buckhouse, S.W." 19th May slight duststaining on the second side An extraordinary letter from the future king

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        Omacha-e shu (Toy pictorial collection). Five volumes. Osaka 1919.

      1919 1919 - Folio. Size: 23.5 x 35.5 cm. A complete set comprising twenty parts bound in five volumes. Pp. 22 with Japanese text and 122 plates with woodcut images, all printed in bright, fresh colours some heightened with silver or gold. Double page leaves folded in the Japanese fashion. Publisher's decorated paper covers, title labels, some staining along the edges. Housed in original brown cloth slip case, somewhat worn. First edition of this monumental and fascinating work devoted to traditional Japanese toys and antique folk crafts.The illustrator is Kawasaki Koysen (1877-1942) who worked during the Meiji and Showa periods specializing in pictures of traditional Japanese toys and antique folk crafts, also including good-luck charms which he found during his travels around Japan. During his career he produced 52 Gangucho sketchbooks containing about 5000 different images. A rare and impressive work in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two libri amicorum belonging to the Russian violinists Nikolai and Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogdanov, containing numerous entries by the Russian composer and pianist brothers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein, along with other representatives of the musical and dance world (Marius Petipa and Jules Perrot)

      Various places 1919 - Oblong small folios (10 × 7.5 cm). Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, one album in cloth slipcase with blind-embossed illustration and gilt initials A.B. Approximately 86 autograph entries, 17 ink and pencil drawings, ten mounted printed images and silhouettes, and sixteen photographs. Bindings lightly rubbed and scuffed; one album rebacked; occasional light soil and fraying; one leaf loose; still about very good. Two libri amicorum, or Stammbücher, belonging to the brothers Nikolai and Aleksandr Konstantinovich Bogdanov. The liber amicorum was a form of autograph album extremely popular in the nineteenth century. Albums such as these contain signatures, verses, inscriptions, mementos, drawings and photographs from friends, family, guests, and famous people. As a whole, in addition to featuring inscriptions by numerous prominent individuals, the Bogdanov brothers' autograph albums are notable for reflecting a varied international musical and theatrical milieu of the second half of the nineteenth century.Little is known about the Bogdanov brothers themselves, but it appears they were musicians (violinists) who had occasion to meet a number of important cultural figures, including Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein, and the choreographers Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa. Many entries offer friendly greetings and compliments to the Bogdanovs and are accompanied by quotations, poetic verses, and small musical pieces, caprices and ditties. Photographs, drawings (particularly landscapes) and silhouette portraits are also included. The entries are in French, Russian and German and from locations including Paris, Moscow, Nizhnii Novgorod, Pregny near Geneva, Vienna, Berlin, Lausanne and Kiev, among others. Many are by musicians, choreographers, and composers, including violinist and composer Rudolf Slavik, choreographer Marius Petipa, Italian conductor Giulio Sarmiento, the choreographer Jules Perrot, the famous pianists and composers Anton and Nikolai Rubinstein (both of whom add musical entries), as well as F. M. Pupunat, A. Delcourt, Nicolas Babinsky, Maria Campagny, Racon, Sofie Raevsky, Stremouchoff, C. Bricon, G. A. Koella, Aline Bartelsen, Jean Mazuch, de Vallin, Barbe and Michel Kazarinoff, Vera Panteleeva, V. A. de Charrier, Ernest Schmidt, and others. Nikolai Bogdanov's autograph album begins in the 1840s and runs as late as 1919. It contains a delightful hand-drawn portrait of Anton Rubinstein, labeled "genius" (in Russian). His album also features an entry by Jules Perrot, the French dancer and ballet master, who worked in Europe and Russia, and is famous for creating a number of Romantic era ballets. It also features an autograph by Nikolai Rubinstein, dated 1 October 1848, accompanied by a musical entry (4 bars, marked allegro). Aleksandr Bogdanov's album contains more entries from individuals in the the music and theater worlds. It has a signature and musical entry (4 bars, marked moderato) from Anton Rubinstein, dated 1 October 1848, as well as the imperial calling card (in French and Russian) of choreographer Marius Petipa, upon which Petipa thanks Bogdanov for a card he had sent him. Marius Petipa was employed at the Russian Imperial Theater from 1847 until 1903, where he created what is thought of today as the classical ballet canon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Damn -- Vol. 1., No. 1, September 1919

      New York: Ev Elyn. 1919. Magazine. Cover by Ev Elyn. 12mo. 16pp. Stapled illustrated cream-colored wrappers. Very good or better with a subtle vertical crease, light wear at the edges with a few spots and touch of staple oxidation. The first and only issue of this left-leaning theater and literary magazine which was created as one solicitation for the magazine said "to wage war on the stupid, the hidebound, and the timid." Contributors from playwrights, journalists, socialists and radicals including Robert Blatchford, Gorham B. Munson, Ralph Cheyney, Paul Eldridge, Edward E. Knight, Hode Basshe, Leland C. Morris, and John Nicholas Beffel. OCLC locates no copies. .

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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. <br> 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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        Wild sports & natural history of the highlands ... Introduction and notes by the Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell ... & fifty illustrations, thirty being reproduced in colour, from pictures by G. Denholm Armour & Edwin Alexander..

      London & Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1919. First edition, the deluxe issue printed on handmade paper and in the publisher's gilt-stamped vellum binding; large 8vo, pp. xxix, [1], 471, [1], [4] ads; 39 plates, 28 of them in color and mounted, plus other vignette illustrations in the text; vellum slightly soiled, else very good.

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        British Army in the Democratic Republic of Georgia

      Tiflis [Tbilisi], 13-16 April 1919. Manuscript signed letter and three original photographs of a Scottish officer who served with the Royal Field Artillery in the then briefly independent Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus region, shortly after the collapse of the Russian Empire. Letter: 3 pages, folio, the first leaf being War Office stationery blind stamped with the Royal coat of arms. Three leafs written recto only, two of which measure approximately 20 x 32 cm, the other slightly larger. Photographs: 3 sepia views on thick photographic paper, one military portrait measuring 5 x 8 cm, and two snapshot scenes measuring approximately 13,5 x 8,5 cm. A rare firsthand account of British operations in the short-lived Democratic Republic of Georgia, a state which existed for less than three years before being invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921. The present correspondence and photographs are those of a Scottish officer who served with the Royal Field Artillery in the then independent Democratic Republic of Georgia, immediately after the Georgian-Armenian War of December of 1918 and shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Identified only as J.D., the officer was from Glasgow, and posted to the 'Deputy Director General Transportation Office' at Tiflis. The British Army had established its headquarters for the Royal Field Artillery at Tbilisi only 3 months prior to this correspondence, in January 1919, this force being part of the 27th Division of the Army. Only months later, on 7 September 1919, Divisional headquarters would be moved to Batum, and just few days after the move, 24 September 1919, the 27th Division was disbanded at Batum, the divisional commander and general staff departing for Constantinople. This force was withdrawn from Batum altogether by the 14th July, 1920. Georgia was under British protection from 1918-1920. Any items from its brief period of independence and surviving Russian annexation by the Bolshevik regime in 1921 are scarce today. Officer J.D. left his Scotland home on 9 February 1919 for army duty in the Caucasus region, only two months after the Georgian-Armenian War of December 1918. He stayed one week at a military tent camp in Salonika, where five months earlier the 27th Division captured the Roche Noire Salient. Here experiences gale force winds causing some destruction to the camp. From Greece he was sent to Constantinople, which he finds particularly attractive, and then to Batoum [Batumi - the second largest city of Georgia] where he spent two days. From Batumi, two days by rail through the Caucasus Mountains brought him to Tiflis. Working at the Transportation Office, he remarks on the frequent movement of British troops and the uncertainty of his own future posts. He also imparts his impressions of Tiflis and Batumi, and some local customs. The photographs were most likely taken on the steamship voyage on the Black Sea from Istanbul to Batumi, early April 1919, which is described in the accompanying letter. A total of five men are seen in the photographs, including officer J.D. himself. Ringing true to this, in his letter, he explains that only had five passengers including the captain were on board the vessel for this passage. Additionally, a partial view of a notice board mounted on the ship's deck addresses 'Troops' and thus reveals that this was a military steamship. Again corresponding to his letter, British troops were forbidden from using local transportation for fear of contracting the fatal typhus disease, as such relied strictly on their own means of conveyance. The letter, which begins on 13 April 1919, was written at the Deputy Director General Transportation Office at Tiflis, part of the Headquarters that had recently been established, shortly after its author arrived there by rail from Batumi. It provides a rare firsthand account of British operations in Georgia during its first yet short-lived status as an independent Democratic Republic following the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917 and before being invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921. [Georgia would not regain full autonomy until 1991]. Between tasks, J.D. writes over four days, with dates in the left margins. The letter describes, among other things, the officer's voyage from Istanbul to Batumi, which was contemporary to a pivotal strategy meeting held in Batum on 2-3 April 1919, between Brigadier General John Samuel Jocelyn Percy (1871-1952) who was Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Black Sea, and the leader of forces in the Caucasus General George Francis Milne (1866-1948). [The Georgian-Armenian War had transpired only four months earlier. It was a short border dispute fought in December 1918 between the newly-independent Democratic Republic of Georgia and the First Republic of Armenia. The conflict centered on parts of Georgian provinces populated mostly by Armenians, and ended because of British intervention. As a result of the conference between Percy and Milne, on 6 April it was decided that the military governorship over the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic would be ceded to the Armenian government. As such, British troops were withdrawn from the region, and on 6 June the change became official. Together, Britain, the United States, France, and Italy decided to appoint American national Edmund L. Daily as Governor-General for the region, which was approved by the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The brief period of independence in Caucasia was unsettled, as the three principle states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, attempted to establish boundaries and their own governments. For some 5 weeks they were united as the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic, which also included parts of Eastern Turkey.] Excerpts from the letter: "Now, a little account of my journey from Galsgow to Tiflis..." "Constantinople is a place never to be forgotten, the lovely Bosphorus, mosques, palaces... all males with red fez, married ladies veil over face excepting eyes... ten days... out each day lounging about bazaars - over bridge to Stamboul..." "...on board steamer for Batoum ... beautiful villas, palaces etc etc on each side ... on board for five nights. Only five passengers including Capt. Humble. Tramp steamer - no accommodation." "Batum 2 days like other Eastern towns, some nice streets but majority otherwise." " Tiflis after another two days and one night in train, splendid mountain scenery on way - Caucasus Mts (all snow-capped)..." "Tiflis has two main streets, boulevard style, trees all along... Two sets of tramways (electric ones), open sides no two deckers... not allowed to travel on them, nor vehicle of any description, only our own military motor cars - reason given - vermin - afterwards typhus - funerals." "Passed three funerals today... Head of procession seven or eight singing hymns, then the priests, dressed in most gorgeous cloaks or vestments... the deceased could be seen... mourning coach very ornamental, all white paint. Two of the funerals (better class) had brass bands playing...each case face shown to public view..." "...Things are very unsettled, there I cannot say more... Might be in Persia shortly. Don't know exactly. Strange doing just now - moving men every day." End Excerpts. The Democratic Republic of Georgia existed from May 1918 to February 1921 and was the first modern establishment of a Republic of Georgia. Tbilisi, or Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. Between 1801 and 1917, then being under the rule of the former Russian Empire, Tbilisi was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy, governing both Southern and Northern Caucasus. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the city served as a location of the Transcaucasus interim government which established, in the spring of 1918, the short-lived independent Transcaucasian Federation with the capital in Tbilisi. At this time, Tbilisi had roughly the same number of Armenians as Georgians, with Russians being the third largest ethnic group. It was here, in the former Caucasus Vice royal Palace, where the independence of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan were declared on 26 to 28 May 1918. After this, Tbilisi functioned as the capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia until 25 February 1921. From 1918 to 1919 the city was also consecutively home to a German and British military headquarters. In September 1918, Field Marshal George Francis Milne became responsible for the military administration of a vast area around the Black Sea at a time of considerable internal disorder following the Russian Revolution and the start of the Turkish War of Independence. Small British forces had twice occupied Baku on the Caspian, while an entire British division had occupied Batum on the Black Sea, supervising German and Turkish withdrawal. British (including Indian and some Arab) troops were in Persia (partly to protect the oilfields at Abadan) and larger British forces were also deployed in Mesopotamia and Syria. In December 1918, Royal Army troops of the 27th Division embarked for operations on the Black Sea, reaching Constantinople on the 19th and arriving at Tiflis in January 1919, setting up divisional headquarters there. Milne toured the Caucasus in early 1919 and assessed that British withdrawal "would probably lead to anarchy." By May, 1919, detachments had arrived at Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, including the following cities: Baku, Krasnovodsk (in Trans-Caspia), Petrovsk, Shusha, Julfa, Erivan, Kars, Tiflis, Batum, and Gagri. In spite of Milne's prediction, on 15 August 1919, the withdrawal of British troops from Trans-Caucasia began. At the end of the month the British withdrew from Baku (the small British naval presence was also withdrawn from the Caspian Sea), leaving only 3 battalions at Batum. Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon, wanted a British presence in the region, however, Milne was granted permission to withdraw if more prudent. On 7 September, a new Divisional Headquarters opened at Batum. On the 14th and 15th September, the 81st and 82nd Brigades were disbanded. The division was disbanded on 24 September 1919, and the divisional commander and the general staff left for Constantinople, after handing over to the military governor of Batum (Brigadier-General W. J. N. Cooke-Collis, comanding the 80th Infantry Brigade). On 4 March 1920, Cooke-Collis was appointed to command the Inter-Allied Force at Batum. After a British garrison at Enzeli (on the Persian Caspian coast) was taken prisoner by Bolshevik forces on 19 May 1920, Lloyd George finally insisted on a withdrawal from Batum early in June 1920. The force was withdrawn from Batum by the 14th July, 1920. The 27th Division was disbanded on 24 September 1919 at Batum. Financial retrenchment forced a British withdrawal from Persia in the spring of 1921.

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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 and Day

      London, Duckworth and Company 1919 - First edition. Dark grey cloth boards, first issue with error on page 89, line 6. An excellent copy lacking the rare dustwrapper. Kirkpatrick A4a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Playboy: A Portfolio of Art and Satire. No. 2

      New York: Egmont Arens, 1919. Periodical. 9-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches. Published at 40 pp. This copy missing the cover and first two sheets. Pages begin at page [5] and end at page 36. Masthead is missing, but issue dated by position of art (for ex., Marguerite Zorach's painting is listed as appearing on page 5 of Vol. 1, No. 2). Playboy was an important little magazine that published many artists and writers of American Modernism. In this issue: photo of painting by Marguerite Zorach, well known for her linoleum cuts and paintings; photo of a woodcut by William Zorach, now best known as a sculptor; photo of an etching by John Sloan, well known as a painter of the "Ashcan School"; portrait of Ezra Pound by Australian artist Horace Brodsky, associate of the Vorticists in England; drawings by Walt Kuhn and William Gropper; photographs of artworks by Arnold Genthe, known for his work in San Francisco's Chinatown before the 1906 earthquake, and for his photos of the city immediately after the quake. All of these (except the Gropper) are full-page. Writing includes an article by Chicago journalist and playwright Ben Hecht; a poem by Max Weber (better known as an American Modernist painter); a poem by Alfred Kryemborg. Cover and first two sheets missing; remaining pages slightly age-toned with minor chipping at edges here and there, but at least Very Good.

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        The Land of the Blue Poppy Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet

      pp.xii, 283 with b/w. photo. plates and fold-out map. Royal 8vo. Signature dated 1919 to ffep. Some scattered foxing to contents, o/w. in thor. very good condition. Original green cloth hdbk. binding showing a minor shelf-wear along edges. A vg. copy of Kingdon WardÂ’s most sought after book.

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        Junge Berliner Kunst (Heft 6, Wasmuths Kunsthefte)

      Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1919. First edition. Softcover. f to g+. Sm. folio. Tan wraps illustrated with original green & black lithograph by Adolph Köglsperger. No. 6 of Wasmuth's Kunsthefte, illustrated with 13 original full-page b/w lithographs by Berlin artists Kurt Badt, Ernst Fritsch, Arthur Grunenburg, Franz Heckendorf, Willy Jäckel, Adolph Köglsperger, Wilhelm Kohlhoff, Bruno Krauskopf, Erika M. Künzig, Ludwig Meidner, Max Pechstein, Martel Schwichtenberg, and Erich Waske. Includes two-page foreword and two-pages with short biographies of artists. Waske, Heckendorf, Kohlhoff, Krauskopf, and Jäckel were members of the famous "Berliner Secession" (Berlin Secession). Text in German. Originally wraps were bound with two strings, of which one is broken and the other missing. Age wear, staining, creasing and sunning on wraps. Majority of spine torn and chipped, tiny closed tear on top edge of front wrapper. Bottom corner bumped slightly affecting pages throughout. Some age toning to outer edges of lithographs. Wraps in fair, interior in overall good+ condition. Captivating lithographs by some of the leading artists of German expressionism. List of lithographs:&#11;1) Kurt Badt, Selbsbildnis&#11;2) Ernst Fritsch, Haus vor der Sonne&#11;3) Arthur Grunenberg, Scheherazade&#11;4) Franz Heckendorf, Orientalische Landschaft&#11;5) Willy Jäckel, Weiblicher Akt&#11;6) Adolph Köglsperger, Hohe Stunde&#11;7) Wilhelm Kohlhoff, Der Blinde&#11;8) Bruno Krauskopf, Portraitstudie&#11;9) Erika M. Künzig, Die Muttergottes mit den Rehen&#11;10) Ludwig Meidner, Vision des Apostel Paulus&#11;11) Max Pechstein, Fischer an der Ostsee&#11;12) Martel Schwichtenberg, Nachtphantasie&#11;13) Erich Waske, Rheinlandschaft bei Godesberg.

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        Some British Ballads.

      London Constable and Co 1919 - Limited edition, number 547 of 575 copies, signed by Rackham, 4to., illustrated with 16 tipped-in colour plates vignette line drawings by Rackham, publisher's quarter vellum over pictorial paper boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, a age-toning and a few spots to plain endpapers, neat ink ownership to front free one, binding with usual toning, dent to upper edge of upper board, else very-good plus. Riall p. 137. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tales of Secret Egypt

      New York: McKinlay, Stone & MacKenzie, 1919 313 pp. A series of short stories on a Near Eastern theme. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges dusty . Front hinge tender. Blue cloth boards with dulled gold-stamped title and Egyptian motif along spine are lightly bumped at extremities with several splash marks on front board. Signed in red pencil by author on first free page, "To Sidney Webb with love from Sax Rohmner." Sidney Webb ( 1859 -1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was one of the early members of the Fabian Society along with George Bernard Shaw Along with his wife Beatrice, he and Shaw turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent English political-intellectual society during the Edwardian era.. Dedication By Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Cinderella.

      London Heinemann 1919 - Limited edition, number 109 of 850 copies signed by Rackham, 4to., (29.5 x 23,5cm), 110pp., tipped-in colour plate frontispiece, illustrated throughout with silhouettes, some full-page, some double page, some coloured, green and white pictorial end-papers, usual age-toning, otherwise fine, publishers quarter vellum over cream paper-covered boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, toned, paper a little cockled, bumped on corners and lower edge of rear board, else very good. This was one of only two works Rackham illustrated in silhouette. There is an extra coloured plate in this edition that is not in the trade edition. Latimore & Haskell pp49-50. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Prisoners of Mainz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd. 1919. - First Edition. Octavo. pp. ix, 274 [2]. With 12 illustrations including frontispiece by Capt. R.T. Roussel. In publisher's oatmeal cloth lightly bumped to extremities otherwise clean and bright, with red and white paper title label to spine. Lower edge untrimmed, some light inoffensive spotting to page edges. Dustwrapper clean and strong with some chipping and loss to edges, most notably a 1cm triangular chip from the upper left of the front panel, not affecting any text. A clean and handsome copy of a compelling and detailed account of being a British prisoner during the First World War. Penned by the brother of the better-known Evelyn, Waugh was also a notable soldier, member of the SAS and one of the select group of people parachuted in to liase with Tito and the Yugoslav partisans during the Second World War - all this despite a capacity for upper crust campery (or indeed perhaps because of it). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora

      William Heinemann,, 1919, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, first Edition, Illustrated By: Pamela Bianco. Size: 4to - over 9" x 12" Tall, Copyright date is 1919, First edition, first printing. With color and black-and-white illustrations by Bianco. Was born in 1909 and her first a result of her first exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1919. Publisher's printed paper boards. In the rare dust jacket. With color and black-and-white illustrations by Bianco. Publisher's printed paper boards. In the rare dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and creased, some edgewear and a few short tears to jacket, spine of binding toned, some rubbing and mild edgewear to binding, a few gutters over-opened. Several pages unopened. Still, a fine copy of this beautifully illustrated book of verses (De La Mare was inspired by Bianco's artwork, and wrote these verses to accompany them). Chemised in slipcase. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, secure binding, a solid collectible book, Collectible

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        The Moon and Sixpence - rebound by Asprey

      Heinemann, 1919 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1919. A fine book rebound in full leather by Asprey and Co. Ltd. With marbled endpapers, gilt titles and gilt page edging with raised gilt bands. A superb copy

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        Personal Memoirs of the Home Life of the Late President Roosevelt

      Washington: Cheney Publishing Company, 1919 - Second edition. Front hinge broken, else very good. Inscribed warmly by the author to Rudolph Forster, Executive Clerk of the White House during the Roosevelt administration. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        La guitare endormie

      1919 - non paginé, Paris, Contes et poèmes, 1919, in-8, non paginé, portrait-frontispice et 3 compositions, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Tirage limité à 110 exemplaires numérotés : un des 5 exemplaires sur Hollande, signés par l'auteur et par l'artiste à la justification, après 5 exemplaires sur Japon. Sans le manuscrit original qui contenait un poème de l'auteur. Édition originale du plus rare des livres de Reverdy, illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur et de 3 compositions cubistes rehaussées à l'aquarelle de Juan Gris. Légères rousseurs sur la couverture, marque de pliure sur la première. Bel état intérieur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Les Amies

      Bayonne, A l'enseigne de la Guirlande 1919 - 27.5x1x19.5 cm Edition tirée à 280 exemplaires. Imprimé sur papier d'Arches, l'ouvrage inclut 6 xylogrpahies originales réalisées par Daragnès. Couverture rigide en carton marbrée. Dans des conditions parfaites et non-coupé. Edition of 280 copies. Copy on papier d'Arches, including 6 original xilographsby Daragnès. Hard cover on marble cardboard.Perfect conditions and uncut. [Attributes: Hard 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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        L'Aéronautique pendant la Guerre Mondiale.

      Maurice de Brunhoff,, Paris, 1919 - 312 x 230 mm., (6),VIII-VIII-735 pp., illustré de photos n/b, reliure toile illustrée (ill. en relief) d'éditeur, le dos et les pages de garde de la reliure ont été remplacés et les coins restaurés, coupe inf. frottée (premier plat), page de titre avec restauration au coin sup., les 8 p. de préface sont en double, bel exemplaire.

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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 &#132;Originalholzschnitt" bezeichnet. Darstellungsgr. 32,2 : 40 cm, vollrandig. Etwas knitterfaltig. 1901&#150;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 &#132;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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        Wild sports & natural history of the highlands ... Introduction and notes by the Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell ... & fifty illustrations, thirty being reproduced in colour, from pictures by G. Denholm Armour & Edwin Alexander..

      London & Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1919. First edition, the deluxe issue printed on handmade paper and in the publisher's gilt-stamped vellum binding; large 8vo, pp. xxix, [1], 471, [1], [4] ads; 39 plates, 28 of them in color and mounted, plus other vignette illustrations in the text; vellum slightly soiled, else very good.

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        Colas Breugnon

      - Paul Ollendorff, Paris 1919, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 200 copie numerate in Olanda, l'unica grande carta. Guardie ombreggiate, altrimenti bella copia. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, seuls grands papiers. Gardes ombrées, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare.

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