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         Tides A Book of Poems.

      London: The Beaumont Press, September 1917 - Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram backstrip and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front cover, untrimmed edges, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. First Beaumont Press edition, presentation copy to Thomas Hardy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's letterhead tipped in to the front endpaper, inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater", dated 13 December 1917; and with Hardy's Max Gate bookplate to the front pastedown; number 181 of 250 copies on handmade paper (there were also 20 signed copies on Japanese vellum). This is a marvellous association for Drinkwater's wartime poetry collection, in which several poems reflect the mood of Hardy's famous wartime poem "In the Time of the Breaking of Nations", first published in early 1916, particularly Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", which suggest "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Adrian Barlow, "'The Word Is Said' – Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater", 2008). This connection would be reaffirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater collaborated on a dramatization of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. Tides was the first book issued by the Beaumont Press, in a special binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Modern War Paintings by C R W Nevinson

      London: Grant Richards, 1917. Book. Good. Hardcover. Staggering volume containing Nevinson's war paintings. 25 plates, one in colour. The Colour plate, 'Column on the March', is signed in pencil by Nevinson. Includes La Mitrailleuse. With an introductory essay by Konody. Charts Nevinson's evolving style, from futurism to a more sensitive approach. Employed as an official war artist, Nevinson placed himself into dangerous situations which influenced his work. In original quarter cloth binding. Shelfwear, rubbing and bumping to covers. Tanning to page edges. Some light splitting to inner hinge. But binding sound. Contents clean. Good condition. .

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         Contes et Légendes des Nations Alliées. Recueillis et Illustrés par Edmond Dulac. Mit 15 montierten farb. Tafeln.

      Paris L'Édition d'Art H Piazza 1917 - 4°. 4 Bll., 149(7) S. + Tafeln. Illustr. OBrosch. (Rücken restauriert, leicht berieben u. bestoßen, Deckel gebräunt und etwas fleckig). Vgl. Thieme/Becker 10, 107. Nr. 532 von 1000 Exemplaren mit Signatur von Edmond Dulac. - Die prächtigen und kräftigen Tafeln (14cm x 14cm) sind durch Seidenhemdchen (diese gebräunt) geschützt. Die Texte der "Alliierten" stammen aus Russland, England, Frankreich, Flandern, Italien, Serbien und Japan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         La Manière Française.

      Paris: Libraire 'Lutetia',, 1917. 20 Images ou culs-de-lamp … avec une préface par Lucien Descaves. Folio (320 × 240 mm). 20 leaves in original cloth-backed portfolio, paper-covered boards, pochoir-coloured image to the front board, similarly coloured pastedowns and flaps, tricolour ribbons present if a little tattered. 20 loose sheets, 16 plates pochoir-coloured by Charpentier under the artist's direction, similar title page, 2 leaves of text with coloured decoration to each, contents and limitation leaf with pochoir head and tail-piece. Very good. First, and only edition, limited to 320 copies, this one hors commerce and designated "Ex. d'artiste" in manuscript at the limitation, and inscribed on the title page by the artist to the author of the preface; "À M. Lucien Descaves, hommage reconnaisant de Robert Bonfils, 9.7.17", together with a brief autograph note to him thanking him for his "prècieuse collaboration". Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs (1889) led to his being stripped of his rank during his military service. Descaves was editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair. The second plate in the portfolio, "L'Union Sacrée", in which a civilian and priest deliver shells for a field gun, celebrates "the truce in which the political Left agreed not to oppose the war or call a strike" (Harris & Edelstein, p.73). This plate is captioned, as are most, with a quotation from a contemporary source, in this case from Poincaré's declaration of war: "France will be defended heroically by all of her sons; nothing will break their Sacred Union before the enemy; today they are joined together as brothers in a common indignation against the aggressor, and in a common patriotic faith". A remarkably elaborate production in view of the date of publication, inevitably uncommon - OCLC locates just 5 copies BnF and 4 in the US - and this a superb association copy.

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         (Broadside): A Little American's Promise

      [No place]: Reprinted by Special Permission of John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, 1917. Near Fine. Illustrated broadside on paper. Approximately 11" x 14". Printed in red and blue. Old folds, uniform age-toning, else about fine. A poetry broadside pledge for small children, with a place for the child's signature, promising to eat foods that were in plentiful supply. OCLC locates three copies.

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         Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.

      In the Field & Paris: Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées & Service Geographique de l'Armée,, 1917-8. I: Vigneulles -A: "Tirage du 7 Aout 1917, 11ème Edition", folded 230 x 185mm, unfolded 560 x 1070 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in grey, red and blue. II: Senones: "Annule l'édition du 12 Août 1918. Mis à jour le 16 Octobre 1918", folded 245 x 180 mm, unfolded 715 x 1075 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in green, red, blue, and brown. Deep bluish-green sand-grain cloth covers, title blocked in gilt and gilt-stamped "Lieut. Col. Gordon Macdonald, 324 Infantry". Covers rubbed and a little creased, particularly I, maps slightly browned and the linen support becoming frail on the folds, some "service wear", but remaining very good. A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Macdonald was commanding officer of the 3rd battalion 324th US Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, part of the US I Army, and was unattached to any corps, the division operating as an individual unit. The Vigneulles map shows the situation at 8:00 am on the morning of 9 November 1918 and is heavily annotated by Macdonald in blue and red pencil, graphite and pen and ink (although inexplicably misdated "1920"). Macdonald notes that he received the "Plan of Attack" at 11:00 pm the preceding night and that copies were then transmitted to various regimental battalions and companies, which he identifies. To the north of the 324th are the 322nd and 323rd infantry regiments (Macdonald noting that the latter "will not advance"). The line of attack for the 324th, delineated here, was through Manheulles to Ville-en-Wöevre. Artillery observation posts and headquarters positions are also marked, and the "Sector Attack II U. S. Army", on the right flank of the 81st. Macdonald has noted at the head of the map: "This map is the property of Lieut.-Col. Macdonald and is not to be removed from his quarters". Between 8 and 11 November the 81st captured Moranville, Grimaucourt and Abaucourt. The Senones map – labelled "Secret" and annotated and dated by Macdonald in blue pencil and pen and ink – is titled by him "Organization of Sub-Sector Novion held by Third Battalion 324 US Inf.". This was part of the St. Die sector (Vosges), where the 81st remained in the front line from 20 September to 10 October. Despite holding what was considered to be a quite part of the line in the Vosges Mountains, the division suffered some 116 casualties from German trench raids and artillery fire. Macdonald has noted battalion positions, the limits of the sector, location of supply dumps, munitions dumps, HQ, kitchen, redoubts, and observation posts. Most tellingly he has noted which positions are "under direct enemy observation" from German units on higher ground in this very difficult mountainous and heavily wooded terrain; the deployment of the 324th was centred on the town of Celles-sur-Plaine, which lies in a valley. According to the "Princeton Alumni Weekly", Gordon Macdonald became "a special partner in the Stock Exchange firm of Seasongood, Haas & Macdonald, 60 Broadway, New York. He is living at Morristown, NJ. Gordon finished his army service with an honorable discharge on May 24, 1919, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 324th Infantry. He was in action on the St. Die sector (Vosges) September and October, 1918, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive October-November, 1918" (June 16, 1920, p. 875). These 1:20,000 scale maps were produced by the French Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées (or GCTA) "a specialized cartographic military unit created at the beginning of the war and assigned to each division of the French army…. It was their job to survey the terrain and update the maps used by the French army based on direct observation, aerial reconnaissance, sound ranging, and other methods. British and German military maps were based upon the Belgian Bonne projection, a method of projecting the curved surface of the earth onto a flat surface which accurately preserves distance. In 1915 the French began basing their military cartography on the Lambert projection. The projection preserves bearing and proved much more accurate and useful for plotting artillery missions… The American Expeditionary Forces adopted the French Plans Directeurs trench maps for their own purposes" (New York Public Library: The Great War and Modern Mapping 2015, retrieved 31.10.17). These two engrossing maps were annotated at various times across the campaign in the Vosges and during the enormous Meuse-Argonne offensive, the baptism of fire for the AEF during the Great War, and are fine exemplars that support the assertion that "World War I was, more than any other conflict to that point, a war of maps" (NYPL).

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         La Manière Française. 20 Images ou culs-de-lamp avec une préface par Lucien Descaves.

      Paris: Libraire 'Lutetia', 1917 - Folio (320 × 240 mm). 20 leaves in original cloth-backed portfolio, paper-covered boards, pochoir-coloured image to the front board, similarly coloured pastedowns and flaps, tricolour ribbons present if a little tattered. Very good. 20 loose sheets, 16 plates pochoir-coloured by Charpentier under the artist's direction, similar title page, 2 leaves of text with coloured decoration to each, contents and limitation leaf with pochoir head and tail-piece. First, and only edition, limited to 320 copies, this one hors commerce and designated "Ex. d'artiste" in manuscript at the limitation, and inscribed on the title page by the artist to the author of the preface; "À M. Lucien Descaves, hommage reconnaisant de Robert Bonfils, 9.7.17", together with a brief autograph note to him thanking him for his "prècieuse collaboration". Superb suite of plates celebrating the French war effort in the early years of the First World War by the designer Robert Bonfils, one of the recognised masters of Art Deco. The text is provided by the Naturalist author Descaves, a follower of Huysmans whose anti-military novel Les Sous-Offs (1889) led to his being stripped of his rank during his military service. Descaves was editor of Aurore during the Dreyfus Affair. The second plate in the portfolio, "L'Union Sacrée", in which a civilian and priest deliver shells for a field gun, celebrates "the truce in which the political Left agreed not to oppose the war or call a strike" (Harris & Edelstein, p.73). This plate is captioned, as are most, with a quotation from a contemporary source, in this case from Poincaré's declaration of war: "France will be defended heroically by all of her sons; nothing will break their Sacred Union before the enemy; today they are joined together as brothers in a common indignation against the aggressor, and in a common patriotic faith". A remarkably elaborate production in view of the date of publication, inevitably uncommon - OCLC locates just 5 copies BnF and 4 in the US - and this a superb association copy. Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre, 3338 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Tirages anciens, Imagerie Pellerin a Epinal. No. 4-I, 4-II and 5. 3 volumes.

      Epinal : Pellerin & Cie, imp.-edit. 1917 - Circa 1917. Three oblong folio volumes. No. 4-I, 4-II and 5. Original cloth backed boards. Spotting and rubbing to boards. Pages tanned and brittle. This collection contains prints of Military units and uniforms, theatre costumes, the kings of France, and battle scenes. The old prints (tirages anciens) in bright colours were sold in France in the nineteenth century. They owe their name - imagerie pellerin - to the fact that the first publisher of this kind of images was called Pellerin. He lived in Epinal. The expression 'image d'epinal' has become a fixed expression for these traditional, often naive and caricatured images. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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         Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'A. Vernant,, 1917. Neuf Gravures au Burin de … Précédées d'une Lettre sur les Spectacles de la Guerre de Roger Allard. Octavo. Original cream card wraps, title printed to the front panel in green and black, loosely inserted as issued; 4 bifolia of text including title page printed in green and black, and 9 bifolia each with letterpress title recto of the first leaf, and engraved plate recto of the second, separate bifolia with the plate-list and achevé, original tissue-guards throughout, housed in the original cloth-backed marbled paper-covered portfolio, printed label to the front panel, linen ties. A little rubbed on the boards, some light browning, but overall very good. First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A close friend of Laboureur's, Dufy co-founded with him Les Peintres-Graveurs Indépendents in 1923. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours et Fifres", "Les Soldats et la Servante", "Le Marchand de Journaux Anglais", and "Les Soldats a l'Estaminet", "Laboureur's simple abstracted figures and almost cubist landscapes reveal his involvement with contemporary avant-garde art" (Harris & Edelstein, p.55). Born into a bourgeois family in Nantes, Laboureur was originally intended for the law, but gravitated to the study of art when he came to Paris. His first efforts, under the influence of the great engraver Auguste Lepère were primitive Gauguinesque woodcuts. In 1914 when he was attached to the British army as a translator he became "définitivement britannisé" (Mornand, Vingt-Deux Artistes du Livre, p.211), fascinated by the nature of life behind the lines; "Jamais, peut-être, le stylisation syncopée de Laboureur ne fut plus affirmée que dans certaines de ses gravures de guerre". An excellent copy of this stylish glimpse of the lighter side of the war.

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         Two French campaign maps annotated for use in the field by Lieut.-Gen. Gordon Macdonald, commanding 3rd Bn. 324th Infantry Regt., AEF.

      In the Field & Paris: Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées & Service Geographique de l'Armée, 1917-8 - I: Vigneulles -A: "Tirage du 7 Aout 1917, 11ème Edition", folded 230 x 185mm, unfolded 560 x 1070 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in grey, red and blue. II: Senones: "Annule l'édition du 12 Août 1918. Mis à jour le 16 Octobre 1918", folded 245 x 180 mm, unfolded 715 x 1075 mm, dissected into 18 panels and linen-backed, printed in green, red, blue, and brown. Deep bluish-green sand-grain cloth covers, title blocked in gilt and gilt-stamped "Lieut. Col. Gordon Macdonald, 324 Infantry". Covers rubbed and a little creased, particularly I, maps slightly browned and the linen support becoming frail on the folds, some "service wear", but remaining very good. A pair of fascinating, extensively annotated maps used in the field by an officer serving with the 81st "Wildcat" Division of the American Expeditionary Forces during the closing months of the Great War, in particular the Meuse-Argonne offensive of September-November 1918, a brutal encounter in which the AEF suffered casualties in excess of 120,000 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Macdonald was commanding officer of the 3rd battalion 324th US Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, part of the US I Army, and was unattached to any corps, the division operating as an individual unit. The Vigneulles map shows the situation at 8:00 am on the morning of 9 November 1918 and is heavily annotated by Macdonald in blue and red pencil, graphite and pen and ink (although inexplicably misdated "1920"). Macdonald notes that he received the "Plan of Attack" at 11:00 pm the preceding night and that copies were then transmitted to various regimental battalions and companies, which he identifies. To the north of the 324th are the 322nd and 323rd infantry regiments (Macdonald noting that the latter "will not advance"). The line of attack for the 324th, delineated here, was through Manheulles to Ville-en-Wöevre. Artillery observation posts and headquarters positions are also marked, and the "Sector Attack II U. S. Army", on the right flank of the 81st. Macdonald has noted at the head of the map: "This map is the property of Lieut.-Col. Macdonald and is not to be removed from his quarters". Between 8 and 11 November the 81st captured Moranville, Grimaucourt and Abaucourt. The Senones map – labelled "Secret" and annotated and dated by Macdonald in blue pencil and pen and ink – is titled by him "Organization of Sub-Sector Novion held by Third Battalion 324 US Inf.". This was part of the St. Die sector (Vosges), where the 81st remained in the front line from 20 September to 10 October. Despite holding what was considered to be a quite part of the line in the Vosges Mountains, the division suffered some 116 casualties from German trench raids and artillery fire. Macdonald has noted battalion positions, the limits of the sector, location of supply dumps, munitions dumps, HQ, kitchen, redoubts, and observation posts. Most tellingly he has noted which positions are "under direct enemy observation" from German units on higher ground in this very difficult mountainous and heavily wooded terrain; the deployment of the 324th was centred on the town of Celles-sur-Plaine, which lies in a valley. According to the "Princeton Alumni Weekly", Gordon Macdonald became "a special partner in the Stock Exchange firm of Seasongood, Haas & Macdonald, 60 Broadway, New York. He is living at Morristown, NJ. Gordon finished his army service with an honorable discharge on May 24, 1919, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 324th Infantry. He was in action on the St. Die sector (Vosges) September and October, 1918, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive October-November, 1918" (June 16, 1920, p. 875). These 1:20,000 scale maps were produced by the French Groupe des Canevas de Tir des Armées (or GCTA) "a specialized cartographic military unit created at the beginning of the war and assigned to each division of the French army . It was their job to survey the terrain and update the maps used by the French army based on direct obs [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Time and I, or Looking Forward

      [San Juan]: [San Juan News], n.d.. Softcover. Very Good in good wraps. Softcover. Very scarce copy of this fragile book about St. Thomas when it was still part of the Danish West Indies. It became a possession of the United States in 1917. This copy has the name of the book's owner, a man with the last name of Coyle and his title of Asst Paymaster U.S. Navy written on the front cover. Mr. Coyle also wrote "July 18, 1910 St. Thomas DWI " along the bottom of the cover, and after the author's name he wrote "who kept the corner saloon by the Lock." The author, Adolph "Ding" Sixto (1853-1930) was born in Puerto Rico but lived in St. Thomas for most of his life. This fascinating man was known as a writer and entrepreneur and was also noted for bringing Carnival to the Islands in 1912. He had no formal education but was able to educate himself, spoke several languages, was an outstanding public speaker, and was an unforgettable character throughout the Caribbean. In his preface, Sixto writes eloquently of his love for the beautiful island of his birth and his consideration for its welfare. After extolling the many wonderful aspects of St. Thomas he then laments her lost prestige. He writes bitterly of her being for sale - that even in Denmark many speak of her as a worthless colony, and that in the United States she is looked upon simply as a strategic maritime position. Thus Sixto decided to write this book to show the natives what could render St. Thomas an important commercial island again. His first chapter tells of a devastating hurricane hitting the island in 1899. The next many chapters offer an economic , agricultural, political, and cultural history of St. Thomas, written in his passionate and personal voice. The text is followed by 44 pages of advertisements for various local businesses. Bound in brown pictorial wrappers. Chipping, tears, browning, and a few stains. Interior pages are very good with a small tear along the top of the free endpapers. Nine plates including a frontispiece portrait of Sixto. Measures 6 x 9 inches. 168 pages plus advertisements. HIST/100417.

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         Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique. Neuf Gravures au Burin de Précédées d'une Lettre sur les Spectacles de la Guerre de Roger Allard.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie d'A. Vernant, 1917 - Octavo. Original cream card wraps, title printed to the front panel in green and black, loosely inserted as issued; 4 bifolia of text including title page printed in green and black, and 9 bifolia each with letterpress title recto of the first leaf, and engraved plate recto of the second, separate bifolia with the plate-list and achevé, original tissue-guards throughout, housed in the original cloth-backed marbled paper-covered portfolio, printed label to the front panel, linen ties. A little rubbed on the boards, some light browning, but overall very good. First and only edition, limited to 120 signed copies, this copy numbered 10 at the limitation leaf and in pencil on all plates; the printing-plates were destroyed on completion of the edition. Inevitably highly uncommon, just 8 locations on OCLC. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "à Raoul Dufy en toute sympathie, J.E. Laboureur, 1917". A close friend of Laboureur's, Dufy co-founded with him Les Peintres-Graveurs Indépendents in 1923. Superb suite depicting off-duty scenes on the British Front including "Les Tambours et Fifres", "Les Soldats et la Servante", "Le Marchand de Journaux Anglais", and "Les Soldats a l'Estaminet", "Laboureur's simple abstracted figures and almost cubist landscapes reveal his involvement with contemporary avant-garde art" (Harris & Edelstein, p.55). Born into a bourgeois family in Nantes, Laboureur was originally intended for the law, but gravitated to the study of art when he came to Paris. His first efforts, under the influence of the great engraver Auguste Lepère were primitive Gauguinesque woodcuts. In 1914 when he was attached to the British army as a translator he became "définitivement britannisé" (Mornand, Vingt-Deux Artistes du Livre, p.211), fascinated by the nature of life behind the lines; "Jamais, peut-être, le stylisation syncopée de Laboureur ne fut plus affirmée que dans certaines de ses gravures de guerre". An excellent copy of this stylish glimpse of the lighter side of the war. Harris & Edelstein, En Guerre, French Illustrators and World War I, p.55 for his illustrations for Boulestin's Dans les Flandres britanniques. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Typed Letter Signed (TLS) re: receipt of a book

      Dayton OH, 1917. One page letter on Orville's personal stationary, folded twice. Browning and chips at the top and edges of the letter. "Mr. Ralph T. Hale, Small, Maynard & Company, 15 Beacon Street, New York, N. Y. | My dear Mr. Hale: I thank you for the copy of "The Last Voyage of the Karluk", which you have sent me. I shall be very interested in reading it. With pleasant remembrances of our meeting, at New York, I am Sincerely yours, Orville Wright."

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         The Old Huntsman and other poems.

      London: William Heinemann, 1917 - Octavo. Original grey paper boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Slight sunning at head and foot of spine and top edge of the boards, light foxing to edges of text block; very good in the jacket, spine ends a little chipped, splitting at the joint of the front panel and spine, professionally repaired with archival tissue. First edition, first impression of one of the author's key collections of war poetry, and uncommon in the jacket. Keynes A15a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Art Nouveau chromolithographic perfume & cosmetics catalogue for 1917

      New York California Perfume Company [1917] - Oblong folio. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and gold medal design to inner cover gilt, bound with metal screw-back posts. Chromolithographic title and 40 plates depicting beauty products, each leaf with a numbered cloth thumb-tab. Short salesman's notes on price changes and quantities pencilled in throughout. Binding a little rubbed and scuffed, title page lightly spotted, and minor spot at the lower edge affecting all the leaves, but overall the contents are clean. Very good condition. An early edition of this sumptuous chromolithographic beauty catalogue, originally introduced at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition by the California Perfume Company. The firm was founded in 1886 by door-to-door book salesman David H. McConnell and would later become Avon. This catalogue includes 40 plates depicting perfumes and air fresheners, soaps, shampoo, skin creams, shaving kits, toothpaste, gift sets, food flavourings and colours, laundry powder, detergent, and household cleaning supplies. Of particular note are the elaborate and decorative packaging designs, which often utilise aspects of the Art Nouveau style, and were a key aspect of the company's success. These catalogues were expensive to produce but extremely successful at promoting the company's products. Between 1915 and 1917 the catalogues, such as this one, were bound with screw-back posts so that pages could be added and removed (discontinued after 1924), and in 1917 the firm began advertising their Exposition gold medal, awarded for their products' high quality and attractive packaging, on the inside front cover. Before 1919 the price lists were separate, and this catalogue includes a sale rep's hand-written notes on prices and quantities in pencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Complete Writings of O. Henry

      NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1917, 1917. THE MEMORIAL EDITION SIGNED. 14 vols., 9" x 6-3/8", illustrated by Gordon Grant, signed by the publisher Doubleday. Bound in 3/4 green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, others uncut, head and foot of spines fine, inner and outer hinges fine, a VERY GOOD set.

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         The Complete Writings

      Doubleday, Page and Company, Garden City 1917 - 14 volumes, 8vo. Plates by Gordon Grant. Contemporary brown half morocco, cloth boards, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Stain at foot of volume 13, otherwise a fresh, bright, and clean set. Limited "Memorial Edition", signed by the publisher, and by the illustrator Gordon Grant on the frontispiece of volume one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Unholy Three (First Edition)

      John Lane, London 1917 - First Edition. A classic of horror fiction from Robbins, about a trio of circus freaks who escape captivity in the circus, open a curiosity shop, and use it as a base from which to launch a devastating crime wave. Basis for two films, the first a silent classic in 1925 directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney (as Professor Echo the ventriloquist), Victor McLaglen (as Hercules the strongman), and Harry Earles (as Tweedledee the dwarf); the second version was directed by Jack Conway in 1930 as a talkie, with Chaney and Earles reprising their roles, and Ivan Linow as Hercules. A rare dust jacket, only the second we have handled. A prize for any collector of film sources or classic horror fiction. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.Very good plus in a Very Good dust jacket with some small chips, a few small repairs at the spine panel (though no restoration), along with some rubbing, soiling and splitting at the folds. In a quarter-leather custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Een Voorbereiding. Zijnde de cahiers van Kristiaan Watteyn. Met een tekening van de schrijver en een voorrede van R. Queselius uitgegeven door E. du Perron.

      Bussum, W.N. Dinger, 1917 [= 1927]. Ingenaaid. 232 p. Niet afgesneden. Met frontispice. Gedrukt in een oplage van 120 door de auteur genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Omslag gescheurd, verkleurd en los.l Exemplaar met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur op p. (2): 'Madame./ Vous êtes pleine d'indulgence. C'est/ pourquoi je me permets de vous/ offrir ce compte-rendu -plutôt banal - d'un mariage raté. Mais oserais-je/ vous conseiller de le lire?... Ah,/ Madame, ceci, - c'est une tout autre/ affaire! EdP.'. Dit is het laatste van de 20 exemplaren die niet in de handel kwamen. Niet in Het Leven is wellicht een farce. Geschreven boekopdrachten van E. du Perron, verzameld en ingeleid door Kees Snoek (Amsterdam 2005). Batten/ Stols 22.

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         Recollections of a California Pioneer

      New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 235 p. Written after the author had passed 88 years of age, this important early work follows his decision as a young man to leave his home in the East to seek gold in California in 1850. The book chronicles their travel westward and their life in San Francisco, as well as recollections of early Sacramento, Salinas, Native Americans encountered, fighting off attacks by wolves, and even travels in Arizona: a fascinating and somewhat scarce glimpse into early pioneer life in California. ***DESCRIPTION: Orange cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, plain endpapers, author portrait as frontispiece with tissue guard; pagination: 235 pp. ***CONDITION: Overall near fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing. There is very minor soiling to boards, very minor wear to head/tail of the spine, prior owner name in a flowing script on the front free endpaper, small label with prior bookseller (Books Inc., Fairmont Hotel, SF) on rear paste-down, all pages clean with exception of very small (5mm) burn-hole on page 49. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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         Pierrot [Poetry Collection]

      Siuru, Tallinn 1917 - Estonian language. Octavo 13 x 18 cm. Weight 130 gr. Wrappers, 78 pp. The book is in Perfect condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Extremely scarce first edition, especcially in such condition. Current author's debut collection of poems showing slightly vitreous harlequinade and aestheticism traced to the Siuru period. 1917 was a year of societal upheavals - the Revolution, the War for Independence. At this time legendary literary group Siuru was created. Group united young and remarkably talented poets, who denied earlier literary traditions and raised Estonian culture to a new level. Pierrot is a successful example of author's and illustrator's collaboration of the New Age. Semper in its own way showed tragicomic scenes with popular folk comedy characters, there the main character Pierrot suffered from neglect and beloved Colombina infidelity. Pierrots rhythms of curved lines and abstract shapes were a mixture of Futurism and Impressionism. Semper was excellent at pastiche and the verbal gestures of passion, in his Pierrot he created a world of elegantly yearning make-believe. Outstanding for that time Expressionist Futurist cover design by famous Estonian artist Ado Vabbe. Under the artist's gaze world has changed into varied masquerade, where nobody remained himself. Johannes Semper (1892-1970) was famous Estonian writer, poet, essayist and translator, a bright representative of Futurist movement and French spirit in Estonian literature. He participated in Siuru groups (1917-1919) and Tarapita (1921-1922). His poetry as prose marry currents and methods that embody in Estonia, at different times of modernist literary - neo-romanticism, expressionism, depth psychology, socialist realism. Over the years, Semper’s poetry came to explore civic and philosophical themes with increasing breadth and profundity. Ado Vabbe (1892-1961) was one of most innovative artists in Estonian art from the 1910s to the end of 1920s, whose name is accociated with the advent of Futurism, Cubo-Futurism and Expressionism. Vabbe's abstract works are also known. His significance in Estonian culture is founded on his Avant-Garde work, for which reason innovative cultural groupings maintained close contact with Vabbe. He was very close to Siuru grouping and illustrated many group member's literary works (also Pierrot). Vabbe was connected to the "Noor Eesti" traditions, the art worlds of "Beardsley" and "Mir Iskusstva". He personally knew Vassily Kandinsky and was influenced by the abstract impressionism of the group "Der Blauer Reiter". From all of this he synthesised his own style, which is close to Art Deco. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         History and Views of Colored Officers Training Camp for 1917 at Fort Des Moines, Iowa

      The Bystander, Des Moines, Iowa 1917 - 112 p Includes several foldout photographs. One leaf (p.17/18) has a small closed tear on the outer margin (no impact ot text). Small tear at the top of the spine. Light bumping to the corners and some wear at the bottom of the spine. p. 32 - 97 are "Autobiographies of Cadet Candidates." Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. John L. Thompson (1869 - 1930) His editorship of Iowa's leading black newspaper, the Bystander, made him one of Iowa's most prominent and influential African American leaders. He wrote and published a pictorial history of the nation's first training camp for black officers conducted at Fort Des Moines.[Biographical dictionary of Iowa][following from Iowa Pathways by Robert V. Morris] As the United States entered World War I in 1917, thousands of black Americans enlisted with the hope of fighting Germany. Despite the eagerness demonstrated by blacks to join the fight, black enlistments were limited by the federal government. At the same time, political pressure from a number of black organizations including the NAACP pushed for black officer training. Government officials feared the race issue would harm the war effort. A compromise was reached by allowing one officer candidate school to open to black college graduates. The announcement was made that 1,000 black officers would be trained. All-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., wanted to host the camp. But government officials believed the black cadets would fail. They feared the media in the eastern United States would rush to cover the story about the military's "embarrassment." They wanted an isolated location far away from the east coast media. They found the perfect location in an abandoned cavalry post in Iowa. In May 1917 the first black officer candidates arrived at Fort Des Moines. There were 1,000 black college graduates and faculty from Howard, Tuskegee, Harvard and Yale universities. Two hundred fifty non-commissioned officers (sergeants) from the army’s four black standing units—the 9th and 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers" and the 24th and 25th Infantry—would also attend the camp. The 1,250 candidates made up the 17th Provisional Training Regiment. In June 1918 the Fort Des Moines officers reunited at Hoboken, New Jersey, for transportation to France and combat against Germany. They were the 3rd Battalion, 92nd Division of the American Expeditionary Force. They would fight bravely across France and in the bloody Meuse-Argonne sector. Size: 24 cm tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Birds of Australia by Aptah

      [c. 1917]. - Four watercolours. Square 12mo. Beautifully bound in limp tooled calf, with cord tie. Spotting to calf on verso. [12pp.] N.p. [Australia], n.d. A sweet collection of four well executed ornithological watercolours of indigenous Australian birds. The first three are captioned 'Galah', 'Wrens' and 'Kookaburras', the final is uncaptioned but depicts an Australian magpie. With a gift inscription 'From Froggy. 5-3-17'.

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         Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel.

      - Basel, [1917-1929]. 3 Volumes in 2. Large 4o. Full green linen. Complete. Foxing on the edges and on the title page but none on the rest of the pages: very good condition. Exlibris (coloured) Gruether and Daniel de Bruin. Illustrated with a few hundred coloured full page lithographed coats-of-arms. Volume I and II have 5 parts, volume III only 1. H203

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         The Girl Graduate: Her Own Book

      The Reilly & Britton Co, Chicago 1917 - Octavo. Quarter cloth and illustrated papercovered boards. Ownership signature of Elizabeth Flodnig, corners a bit worn and some soiling on the boards, a tight, very good or better copy. A blank book with sections for autographs. Contains many inscriptions to Flodnig in 1917, among them a four-line inscription by Margaret Mitchell on page 44 (appropriating Gellett Burgess's famous poem): "I never saw a purple cow, I never hope to see one, I'll tell you one thing anyhow, I'd rather see than be one! (No nominations [?] Ha! Ha!) Margaret Mitchell." In 1918 Mitchell graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, and presumably Flodnig was a classmate. Laid in is additional ephemera from the recipient's continuing education in Atlanta. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and gray morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

      Frederick Warne & Co, 1917-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Slipcase. First Edition, 1917. First edition endpapers as described in Linder. 49 pages. Small ink inscription dated 10.2.18. Text block in nice condition. A few marks on the boards. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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         Vorfrühling in den Bergen.

      - Farbholzschnitt, 1917, rechts unten signiert „C. Thiemann", links unten betitelt und bezeichnet „Original-Holzschnitt Handdruck / „Vorfrühling in den Bergen"", auf Velin. 28,5:34,4 cm.- Mit kaum merkbaren, vereinzelten kleinen Löchlein innerhalb der Darstellung und zwei Knickfalten im Unterrand, ansonsten sehr schönes Exemplar des sehr seltenen Blattes. Literatur: Merx 291. Thiemann war zunächst nach einer entsprechenden Ausbildung als Kaufmann tätig. Doch nach zehn Jahren wechselte er an die Prager Kunstakademie und studierte bei Franz Thiele, der seine Begabung für die Landschaftsmalerei erkannte. Zur gleichen Zeit begegnete er Walter Klemm, der wie er aus Karlsbad stammte. Sie bezogen ein gemeinsames Atelier und Thiemann erlernte von Klemm das Holzschneiden und entwickelte schnell seinen eigenen Stil. Beide Künstler zogen nach Dachau, wo Thiemann viele Motive für den Farbholzschnitt fand. Nach Auflösung der Ateliergemeinschaft kam es bald zum Abbruch der Verbindung. Thiemann wurde 1910 Mitglied der Wiener Sezession und des Deutschen Künstlerbundes Weimar und war Mitbegründer und langjähriges Vorstandsmitglied der Künstlervereinigung Dachau. Das Holzschneiden behielt er bis zu seinem Tode bei und hinterließ ein umfangreiches künstlerisches Werk.

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         Auskunftsbuch für den Handel mit der Türkei. Kurzgefaßtes Nachschlagebuch für Handel und Industrie.

      Leipzig, Berlin and Constantinople, B. G. Teubner, 1917. Small 8vo. Original cloth, lettered in black; pp. 178, [6, advertisements], [16, blank for notes], two folding maps on one sheet, map in two colurs as rear paste-down; evenly a little browned due to paper stock, a few marginal holes to uppe margins at the beginning. First edition of this very rare handbook for the trade between Germany and the ailing Ottoman Empire, welded together during the First World War. Descriptions of towns and their goods, German companies and their branches in Turkey and the Arabic peninsula, difficulties for the trade arising from the war and much more useful information is given in this volume. Provenance: Imperial War Museum. COPAC locates a single copy, in the BL

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         English-French Siamese Word and Phrase Book

      Bangkok , 1917. Paperback. UsedGood. English-French Siamese Word and Phrase Book Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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         Broadsheet: "The Sweet Potato as a Flour Substitute"

      np, 1917. First edition of one of only 2 publications of the author during his lifetime. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. Typical breakage folds , cracks and chipping to this fragile item. First edition of one of only 2 publications of the author during his lifetime. 1 vols. 10-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches.

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         Tides.

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd,, September 1917. Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram spine and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. Presentation copy to Thomas Hardy of the deluxe edition (in the same year as the trade edition by Sidgwick & Jackson), number 181 of 250 copies on hand-made paper (there were also 20 on japon, signed), this copy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's stationery tipped in to the front endpaper inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater" and dated 13 December 1917. The front pastedown has Hardy's Max Gate bookplate. This is a marvellous association for Drinkwater's wartime poetry collection, in which several poems reflect the mood of Hardy's famous wartime poem "In the Time of the Breaking of Nations" (first published in early 1916), particularly, as observed in Adrian Barlow's essay "'The Word Is Said' - Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater" (2008), in Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", evincing "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Barlow). This connection would be confirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater would collaborate on a dramatisation of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge.

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         THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (ML # 1.1, 1917, FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION) Dark Blue LEATHETTE, C1, First Title of 12 Titles Listed At Front)

      New York: Boni and Liveright, Inc. Publisher. 1917, FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION. - RARE AND RUGGED (ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD) 1917 FIRST MODERN LIBRARY EDITION OF THE FIRST MODERN LIBRARY BOOK (ML# 1.1) of Boni and Liveright. Book is rare navy blue leathertte (looks black on scan); C1, 12 titles listed on front page; Marble Endpapers front and back; previous owner's name, Mabel F. Thomas, lightly stamped on half title page; small (coffee drop?) stain on bottom front endpapers and first 16 pages, getting less and less with each turn of the page; tiny L. Bamberger Department Store (1893), New Jersey, sticker at back; there is wear on the both spine edges. No DJ. (See Scans) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Large Panotrama in 9 parts.

      - 1917. Original photograph, silver print, 11 x 141 cm. KEYWORDS:macedonia/photo

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         Lion Head

      np, Germany 1917 - Wilhelm Kuhnert, who painted during the late 1800s and early 1900s, is considered one of the greatest animal painters ever. He produced a number of etchings, virtually all of which are highly sought after to this date. Offered herewith is a lively head study of a lion. A thick maned adult lion heady study. Original signed etching with artist's stamp. Reportedly limited to 30 examples, some numbered, with a stamp. Ref. p plate 57 page 102 in The Animal Art of Wilhelm Kuhnert. Image size 6 3/4 x 9 1/8. Plate size 7 x 9 1/4 Single mat. 12 1/4 x 14 1/2. Nicely framed in sculpted wood. 14 1/2 x 16 3/4. A small but impressive piece. Uncommon. Substantial additional postage required (especially for outside the US). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Tides.

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, September 1917 - Octavo. Original boards with grey buckram spine and patterned paper sides, title label to spine and front. Labels a little tanned, corners lightly rubbed, an excellent copy. Presentation copy to Thomas Hardy of the deluxe edition (in the same year as the trade edition by Sidgwick & Jackson), number 181 of 250 copies on hand-made paper (there were also 20 on japon, signed), this copy with a presentation slip on Drinkwater's stationery tipped in to the front endpaper inscribed "Dear Mr. Hardy, this in homage, very sincerely yours, John Drinkwater" and dated 13 December 1917. The front pastedown has Hardy's Max Gate bookplate. This is a marvellous association for Drinkwater's wartime poetry collection, in which several poems reflect the mood of Hardy's famous wartime poem "In the Time of the Breaking of Nations" (first published in early 1916), particularly, as observed in Adrian Barlow's essay "'The Word Is Said' - Re-reading the poetry of John Drinkwater" (2008), in Drinkwater's similarly morbid use of agricultural metaphors in poems like "The Plough", evincing "a clear connection to be made between Drinkwater and Thomas Hardy" (Barlow). This connection would be confirmed when, shortly before Hardy's death, Drinkwater would collaborate on a dramatisation of Hardy's novel The Mayor of Casterbridge. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Prodromos.

      204 (1) Seiten (1) Blatt Anzeigen 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original-Halbpergament und Kopfgoldschnitt mit Lesebändchen, Einband leicht beschabt und fleckig, vorne und unten unbeschnittnauf dem Vortitel eigenhändige Widmung und Unterschrift des Autors: "Lebens-Leitmotiv / für "Kultivirte" Menschen:/ Verlernen, umlernen/ zulernen!/ Herrn Herbert Waniek/ freundschatlichst/ gewidmet/ Peter Altenburg/ 23.8.1917". Waniek hatte seine ersten Regiearbeiten 1921. Später arbeitete er als Schauspieler am Wiener Theater in der Josefstadt unter der Führung von Max Reinhardt. Von 1933-49 war er am Burgtheater mit insgesamt 66 Inszenierungen. Peter Altenberg (* 9. März 1859 in Wien - + 8. Jänner 1919 ebenda eigentlich Richard Engländer) war ein bekannter österreichischer Schriftsteller.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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         Sinclairs Notizbuch.

      8, 108 (4) S., 4 farb. Abb., HLwd. goldgeprägtem Rücken, Kanten etwas berieben, innen sauber EA. (W/G2 127), Nr. 24 von 100 Ex. (insgesamt 1100 Exemplare der Luxusausgabe) Das Impressum und die 4 farbigen Abbildungen vom Autor signiert. - Vorwort: Die Aufsätze und Dichtungen dieses kleinen Buches sind in den Jahren 1917 bis 1920 geschrieben, und die Mehrzahl von ihnen ist damals in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften unter dem Pseudonym Emil Sinclair erschienen, unter welchem ich damals den Roman Demian erscheinen liess...

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         Prometheus unbound. A lyrical Drama in four Acts.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel), 1917. Original supple vellum with gilt spine title and Zilverdistel vignette on upper cover. (4), 148 p. Set by hand from the Zilvertype and printed in red and black by J.F. van Royen on his own hand-press in 125 copies. Text in English, colophon in Dutch. Excellent copy.l The Zilvertype was designed in 1914-1916 by S.H. de Roos in collaboration with Van Royen. It is considered the most harmonious roman of De Roos.

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         LOOK! WE HAVE COME THROUGH!

      Chatto & Windus 1917 - First edition. Original red cloth in the pictorial dustwrapper designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. A very good copy indeed, in a very good dustwrapper, slightly foxed, which has a chip to the head of the spine and front panel, and some small chips to the extremities. "The first printing consisted of 1,000 copies, of which 500 were sold to Huebsch as sheets for the American edition." Roberts A10.a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Album with 12 Chinese watercolours].[China, 19th century]. Oblong album (23.5 x 33.5 cm) with 12 delicate gouache and watercolour paintings on so-called rice paper (each ca. 19 x 28 cm), mounted on the album's leaves, each painting framed with strips of blue silk ribbon backed with paper attached at the corners. Embroidered binding (1917 or earlier), green braided ties.

      An album with 12 vibrantly coloured "pith paintings" showing Chinese junks and other boats, each mounted on a verso (so that the book opens from what in a western book would be the back). Chinese texts appear on the flag of the first boat and stern of the fifth. Pith paintings, often depicting scenes from daily life, flowers, birds or butterflies, were most popular from the 1830s to the end of the century. Parts of the image are painted with a thick layer of gouache (some parts matte and some parts glossy) that sits on the surface of the velvety paper while the watercolour soaks in, giving a distinctive texture and three-dimensional quality. Typically small and fragile, these subtle watercolours were created for the export market to meet the increasing demand for inexpensive souvenirs. There was a flourishing trade in the miniatures, until they were superseded by the less expensive picture postcard. They are painted on what is usually called "rice paper", now sometimes "pith paper", which is neither paper nor made from rice. It is a thin layer of pith cut with a knife from the plant Tetrapanax papyriferum, related to ginseng.With small tears or holes in a few paintings, mostly in the corners and affecting only the open water or sky of the background, some indentations in the paper across the sky, occasionally touching the rigging of a boat, minor spotting, first album leaves and paste-down with marginal waterstains, overall in good condition. A lovely album of brightly coloured Chinese pith paintings of boats.

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        Contact prints of original photographs by T.E. Lawrence

      - 35 original photographic prints, each c. 54 x 75 mm, 3 in portrait format, the others landscape. Mounted (by Reggie Sims) rather crudely on cardboard mounts. Wing Commander Reginald Sims had a brief but intense friendship with Lawrence on his terminal service posting in Bridlington. He was a keen photographer, and took a well known series of photographs of Lawrence. On Lawrence's death he undertook the organisation of the photographic display at Clouds Hill, and a note on the back of one of the mounts here records how ?The bookshelves in Clouds Hill are blocked up with enlargements of the photos . ? Elsewhere Sims described that he printed the large scale photographs himself from negatives lent by A.W. Lawrence, and it seems likely that these contacts were printed by Sims himself rather than by or for TE. Lawrence was a serious amateur photographer, and his photographs taken during the Arab Revolt, using a Kodak Vest Pocket Camera, are among the finest war photographs ever taken. This group includes several of hisfinest images includingNasir glowering in front of his tent, his slave standing to attention behind him; three of Feisal's army marching on Wejh in January 1917 the advance to Akaba, and the remarkabledawn photograph of camp at Nakhl Mubarak (between Medina and Yenbo) in hazy half light. All early prints are rare.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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