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         Photo Album of the 222nd Aero Squadron

      [England, 1918. Very Good. Oblong quarto. 7.5" x 10.25". Quarter morocco over coarse pebbled cloth. Contains 95 black and white gelatin silver photographs adhesive mounted both sides. Photos measure from 1.5" x 3" to 3.5" x 5.75"; about 10 of them appear to be commercial. Album good: board edges and corners heavily worn with losses; front board mostly detached; many leaves detached. Leaves toned with occasional foxing, photos generally very good or better.A wonderful hand drawn title page introduces this album by a member of the 222nd Aero Squadron. The 222nd formed in December 1917 at Scott Field in Illinois, moving to Garden City, New York the following February. It arrived in England in March 1918, and some of the men were sent to France on November 5, 1918 but for the most part the men stayed and trained in England. The album's compiler likely was in France as there are a couple of large commercial photos from France.A good number of the images show wrecked planes. There are aerial photos, group shots including one of the band, and a number show planes in flight. Others show the men chumming it up, working at a typewriter, and one shows a man piecing aerial photos together. A few are hand tinted. The leaves are also embellished with several other drawings including a downed German plane, falling bombs, ribbon-wrapped propellers and more.Exceptionally artful and interesting view of an earlyu aero squadron.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         THE QUANTUM THEORY OF LINE SPECTRA

      Kopenhavn/Kristiania: Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri, 1918. 36 and 37-100 pp. Uncut and largely unopened. Original grey wrappers printed in black. Seperate Copy printed in upper left hand corner of front wrappers. Slight fraying to edges and spine of wrappers; some minor browning. Presentation copies inscribed by Bohr on front wrapper of part I: "Herrn Professor Dr. E. Gehrcke, Hochachtungsvoll vom Verfasser". The 2nd part with a stamp "Fra Forfasser". Both parts marked Bohr 1918 in ink in old hand. Bohr´s revolutionary atomic theory, based on Planck´s quantum theory, laid an entirely new foundation for our understanding of the processes within the world of matter. Bohr was not a prolific author - the process of writing was for him a difficult and painful one - and his 'Quantum Theory of Line Spectra represents perhaps his most sustained effort set forth all of the aspects of his atomic theory. "By 1918 Bohr has visualized, at least in outline, the whole theory of atomic phenomena ... He at once started writing up (in the present paper) a synthetic exposition of his arguments and all the evidence upon which they could have any bearing; in testing how well he could summarize what was known, he found occasion to check the soundness of his ideas and to improve their formulation. In the present case, however, he could hardly keep pace with the growth of the subject; the paper he had in mind at the beginning developed into a four-part treatise, publication of which dragged over four years without being completed; the first two parts appeared in 1918, the third in 1922, and the fourth, unfortunately, was never published" (DSB). - Part 1 and 2 only of the rare offprint edition, part 3 (18 pp.) missing, see below. Ernst Gehrcke (1878-1960) spent most of his scientific career on the relation between electricity and gasses, this basic research being important for the later development of gas-filled light bulbs and tubes. He is most well known as opposing the general theory of relativity as outlined by Einstein in 1916. Most discussion thereon can be found in German newspapers around 1920, culminating in a paper of Gehrkes hand DIE MASSENSUGGESTION DER RELATIVITATSTHEORIE as late as 1924. The title sounds a bit outlandish, Einstein having been awarded the Nobel prize for 1921. Maybe this is the reason Bohr did not send Gehrcke an offprint of the 3rd part in 1922. Alicke 269/65.. First Edition.

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         My Antonia

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first state with illustrations on coated plates. Very Good, with lean to spine, light marking to cloth and light rubbing to at corners and spine ends and to title stamping on spine. Previous owner details to front free end paper. lacking the scarce dust jacket.

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         Die Graphischen Bücher. 8 Bände (alles).

      Weimar Gustav Kiepenheuer -22 1918 - Mit zahlreichen originalgraphischen Tafeln und Textabbildungen verschiedener Künstler. Unterschiedliche Formate. Original-Einbände. Der erste Band in der gesuchten Vorzugsausgabe der Erstausgabe! (007). Lang, Expressionismus Seite 87-88 und Nr. 6, 8, 49, 92, 165 und 344. - Die komplette Reihe, durchgängig in erster Ausgabe vorliegend. - I.) Gustave Flaubert. Die Sage von Sankt Julian dem Gastfreien. Mit 12 (1 signierten und 11 monogrammierten) Original-Lithographien von Max Kaus. 1918. Original-Halbwildlederband. Eins von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Bütten. - II.) Oscar Wilde. Der junge König. Mit Original-Lithographien von Charlotte Christine Engelhorn. 1919. Original-Halbleinenband. - III.) Nikolai Gogol. Der Mantel. Mit 12 Original-Lithographien von Walter Gramatté. 1919. Original-Halbleinenband. - IV.) E.T.A. Hoffmann. Die Königsbraut. Mit Original-Lithographien von Walter Becker. Original-Halbleinenband (Deckel fleckig). - V.) Wilhelm Hauff. Phantasien im Bremer Rathskeller. Mit Original-Lithographien von Walter Becker. 1920. Original-Pappband. - VI.) Honoré de Balzac. Jesus Christus in Flandern. Mit 12 Original-Holzschnitten von Karl Rössing. 1921. Original-Halbleinenband. - VII.) Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski. Das Krokodil. Mit 21 Original-Lithographien von Rahel Szalit-Marcus. 1921. Original-Halbleinenband. - VIII.) Charles Sealsfield. Das blutige Blockhaus. Mit 20 Lithographien von Rudolf Schlichter. Original-Pappband. - "Die 'Graphischen Bücher' des Verlages Gustav Kiepenheuer wollen eigenwertigen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten der jungen Generation Gelegenheit geben, ihr Können an wertvollen literarischen Stoffen in Lithographie, Holzschnitt, Radierung und Urzeichnung zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Die Illustration paßt sich nicht in ängstlicher Anlehnung dem Stoff an, sondern sucht den Geist der Dichtung in freier Schöpfung zu erfassen" (Verlagsankündigung in Berger, Thema - Stil - Gestalt, Seite 142). - "Kiepenheuer rief die Reihe 'Graphische Bücher' ins Leben, mit der er die durch sehr niedrige Auflagen und hohe Preise bedingte Exklusivität vieler expressionistischer illustrierter Bücher durchbrechen wollte. Die Bände dieser Sammlung . hatten immerhin eine Auflage von 1100 Exemplaren" (Lang). - Vereinzelt mit geringen Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. - Insgesamt von guter Gesamterhaltung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TEXT BEGINNING WITH "NOS AUTEM GLORIARI OPORTET. . ."

      ca. 1280, Italy [perhaps Perugia] - 365 x 245 mm. (14 3/8 x 9 5/8"). Double column, 25 lines in a fine gothic rotunda. Rubrics in red, four one-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, two two-line initials and two four-line initials painted pink and blue, with green and orange highlights and beautifully gilt, all but one initial with wing-like extenders at the head and tail, A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "I" with a prophet holding a book on a gilt ground, with extenders as elsewhere, AND A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "N" DEPICTING THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST, the scene on a gold ground and the initial in pink on a blue ground with white penwork, with extenders. Voelkle and Wieck, "The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations," no. 59. Gold with two negligible chips on one of the lesser initials, text a little faded on verso, three tiny round wormholes, other very minor imperfections, but IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION, the paint fresh and perfectly preserved, and the gold glistening. Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a rock." (Mark 15:46) Although the artist has depicted the scene in finer surroundings than suggested by Mark--with arches and candles, set upon a gold ground--he has stayed true to the Word by depicting an uneven, rocky surface under the smooth, stone tomb. The smaller historiated initial features the prophet Jeremiah in half length and holding a book, marking the beginning of the Epistle reading from the Book of Jeremiah. This leaf comes from the distinguished collection of Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004), the legendary bookdealer whose excellent private collection of Medieval manuscript leaves, early printed books, and fine bindings spoke to his experience and discerning eye. His collection was sold in two sales in 2005 by Christie's for more than $4,000,000. Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a r

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         ECONOMIA E FELICITA'

      VALLARDI, MILANO 1918 - BIBLIOTECA ENCICLOPEDICA VALLARDI. BIBLIOTECA DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E SOCIALI ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, bianca con titoli neri, ingiallita, con fioritura, tracce di umidità e gora di muffa, pagine leggermente brunite da fattore tempo ed interessate tutte da traccia di umidità lungo tutti i bordi La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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         [Portrait of a Man in a Derby Hat] "Madison Ave. Car." 1918

      Manhattan, New York: 1918. Original color crayon drawing. Signed, titled and dated in the image. Titled and dated on the support sheet. 7.1 x 5.4 inches. Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University. Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region. Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson. Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

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         Calligrammes. Poèmes de la paix et de la guerre (1913-1916). Ondes - Étendards - Case d'Armons - Lueurs des titres - Obus couleur de lune - La Tête étoilée.

      Mercure de France, Paris 4228 - In-8 de 205 pp., [1] f., maroquin noir janséniste, dos à nerfs, tête rognée, couv. et dos cons., étui bordé (reliure moderne). ÉDITION ORIGINALE avec le bon achevé d'imprimer à la date du «15 avril 1918 ». En frontispice, un portrait de l'auteur par Picasso, gravé sur bois par R. Jaudon. Papier jauni, comme souvent. Bel exemplaire, en reliure janséniste de parfaite facture.

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         Lackalbum des Ober-Maschinisten P. Opitz auf der M. S. Emden zu den deutschen Kolonien im Pazifik und China sowie nach Japan, mit ca. 175 Original-Photographien und 4 handschriftliche Tagebücher.

      1912-1918. - Format des Photoalbums ca. 28x36 cm, mit 175 Original-Photographien auf 23 Kartontafeln montiert, davon 4 lose beigelegt, gelackte Holzdeckel mit Lederrücken, Format der Tagebücher ca. 17,5x11 cm, Ganzleinenbände der Zeit, ca. 480 Blätter. Teils getonte Photographien. Die oft privaten, teils aber auch professionellen Aufnahmen überwiegend im Format 10 x 14 cm. Auf den Trägern zahlreiche Legenden in deutscher Sprache. Gezeigt werden deutsche aber auch chinesische Soldaten (u.a. General Weh Tsin He mit seinen Nordtruppen), erschossene Rebellen, alte Bauten, Einheimische, Landschaften, deutsche Kriegsschiffe, Szenen im Hafen etc. Unter den erwähnten Orten: Tsingtau (17 Ansichten der Stadt, Gebäude, Hafenanlagen und militärische Bauten), Lauschan (4 Aufnahmen), Shanghai (Public Garden, Customgetty, Chinesenviertel, Iltisdenkmal), Taitschingkung, Hongkong, Nangking, Port Arthur, ca. 20 Aufnahmen von Japan (Kobe, Nagasaki etc.), Neuguinea (u.a. Neu-Mecklenburg dazu viele Aufnahmen von Eingeborenen), etc. Am Ende mehrere Photos von deutschen Kriegsschiffen (MS Emden, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Nürnberg, Königin Louise, aufgelaufene deutsche Kreutzer und die Emden in der Tsingtau-Werft etc., die letzten beiden Tafeln mit querformatigen Photographien aus Ägypten bestückt. Auf einem Mannschaftsphoto ist der Maschinist Opitz mit abgebildet (als Mitglied der SMS Graudenz, die u.a. beim Gefecht an der Doggerbank teilnahm und auf der Opitz am 22.XI.1914 auf diesem Photo abgelichtet wurde, also kurz nach seinem Abschied von der Emden). Meist ausführlich von privater Hand mit Tinte unterhalb der Aufnahmen beschriftet. Dazu: ein handschriftlich geführtes, engbeschriebenes Tagebuch des Obermaschinisten P. Opitz das seine Zeit auf der MS Emden ab 1912 bis zum 21. 7. 1914, also 2 Monate vor der Versenkung der Emden im Gefecht bei den Kokosinseln am 9. November 1914 dokumentiert. Opitz ging 2 Monate zuvor von Bord und entging dem Untergang. Neben oft täglichen Eintragungen zum Alltag an Bord auch zahlreiche Aufzeichnungen interessanter Begebenheiten die Opitz während der Fahrt der Emden zu den deutschen Kolonien im Pazifik machte. Diese ab 1913 unternommene Reise führte zu den Inseln Yap und Neuguinea, wurde dann jedoch von Unruhen in China unterbrochen. Der Kreuzer wurde auf den Fluss Jangtse beordert und beschoss dort erfolgreich Forts der Aufständischen. Außerdem leistete er Geleitschutz für deutsche Handelsschiffe. Im August 1913 wurden vor Hankau, 500 Kilometer flussaufwärts, mehrere Schiffe von Rebellen beschossen. Vizeadmiral Maximilian von Spee befahl die Emden zur Unterstützung dorthin. Nach Beschießung des Forts Tung-Lin-Chan trat auch dort wieder Ruhe ein. Nach einer Japanreise mit der Scharnhorst und dem Torpedoboot S 90 lag die Emden Ende 1913 in Shanghai. Im Februar 1914 wurden die Kessel und Maschinen der Emden ein letztes Mal in der Werft von Tsingtao überholt. Am 28. März 1914 kollidierte der Kleine Kreuzer beim Auslaufen zu einem Gefechtsmanöver mit dem Torpedoboot S 90. Viele dieser wichtigen Erlebnisse werden in dem Quartheft immer wieder angeschnitten. Die weiteren 3 Tagebücher beschreiben seine Zeit zur See von 1914 bis 1918. Der erste Band ca. zur Hälfte beschrieben, alle anderen Bücher voll ausgefüllt. Eine aussergewöhnliche schriftliche und photographische Dokumentation eines Ober-Maschinisten der auf der M.S. Emden stationiert war. Etwas angestaubt, Schrift selten gering verwischt, insgesamt gut. Die Kanten des Albums etwas bestoßen, die Deckel leichter kratzspurig.

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         [Broadside or flyer]: The Sweet Potato as a Flour Substitute

      Tuskegee: Tuskegee Institute, 1918. Fine. Broadside. Approximately 11" x 6 1/4". Faint fold and a tiny tear, else fine. An attractive copy of this rare broadside printed on thin paper. The great scientist published no hardcover books, all his extant work is either in the form of pamphlets or broadsides. This broadside describes various grades of sweet potato flower,and gives four different recipes employing it. Fragile and slight, few of these are likely to have survived.

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         Par les Rues et les berges du vieux Paris.

      Paris, 1918.(). Color and monochrome woodcuts on old Japanese paper. One of only 2 portfolios. Exhibited a the Salon d'Automne, 1919. Loose pages in chemise and Etui. See Bénézit.

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         TEXT BEGINNING WITH "NOS AUTEM GLORIARI OPORTET. . ."

      Italy [perhaps Perugia]: , ca. 1280. Italy [perhaps Perugia], ca. 1280. Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a rock." (Mark 15:46) Although the artist has depicted the scene in finer surroundings than suggested by Mark--with arches and candles, set upon a gold ground--he has stayed true to the Word by depicting an uneven, rocky surface under the smooth, stone tomb. The smaller historiated initial features the prophet Jeremiah in half length and holding a book, marking the beginning of the Epistle reading from the Book of Jeremiah. This leaf comes from the distinguished collection of Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004), the legendary bookdealer whose excellent private collection of Medieval manuscript leaves, early printed books, and fine bindings spoke to his experience and discerning eye. His collection was sold in two sales in 2005 by Christie's for more than $4,000,000.. 365 x 245 mm. (14 3/8 x 9 5/8"). Double column, 25 lines in a fine gothic rotunda. Rubrics in red, four one-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, two two-line initials and two four-line initials painted pink and blue, with green and orange highlights and beautifully gilt, all but one initial with wing-like extenders at the head and tail, A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "I" with a prophet holding a book on a gilt ground, with extenders as elsewhere, AND A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "N" DEPICTING THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST, the scene on a gold ground and the initial in pink on a blue ground with white penwork, with extenders. Voelkle and Wieck, "The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations," no. 59. Gold with two negligible chips on one of the lesser initials, text a little faded on verso, three tiny round wormholes, other very minor imperfections, but IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION, the paint fresh and perfectly preserved, and the gold glistening.Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a rock." (Mark 15:46) Although the artist has depicted the scene in finer surroundings than suggested by Mark--with arches and candles, set upon a gold ground--he has stayed true to the Word by depicting an uneven, rocky surface under the smooth, stone tomb. The smaller historiated initial features the prophet Jeremiah in half length and holding a book, marking the beginning of the Epistle reading from the Book of Jeremiah. This leaf comes from the distinguished collection of Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004), the legendary bookdealer whose excellent private collection of Medieval manuscript leaves, early printed books, and fine bindings spoke to his experience and discerning eye. His collection was sold in two sales in 2005 by Christie's for more than $4,000,000.

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         Emma Gees.

      Bobbs-Merrill, 1918. - 219p. Photos. Orange cloth. Detailed account of Herbert W. McBride's service with the machine gun section of of the 21st. Canadian Infantry Battalion in the Great War. SIGNED & nicely inscribed "To Captain ? C. Crossman as a "horrible example" of just how "nutty" a shooting crank can become, Sincerely, H. W. McBride, Camp Perry O. August 18th 1918" Bookplate of Edward B. Crossman, a well known author of small arms books 1930s-1950s. Water stain to lower corners of text. Spine lettering faint. Cocked. Good Copy [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Claudius. Friedrich und Anna. Juanna.

      Erste Ausgabe. - Eins über die Auflage von 500 gedrucktes Exemplar. - Vorsatz mit eigenh. Widmung an Gustav Landauer, signiert und datiert Weimar 1918. - Uraufführung am 21. Oktober 1918 im Neuen Theater, Frankfurt am Main. - Einband fleckig u. mit kleiner Tintenkritzelei, Bindung neu verleimt. - Raabe/Hannich-B. 147. 15.

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         Artillery spotter's panoramic sketch of the Passchendaele Ridge, north-east of Ypres.

      Flanders, Belgium: 1918 - Landscape octavo (1320 x 330 mm, framed and glazed 1380 x 190 mm). 6 sheets neatly pasted together. General light toning, a few stains, a little rumpled in places but in remarkably good condition. Graphite and blue pen and ink on fine paper. An enthralling and highly unusual survival from the Great War: a fine original artillery spotter's panoramic sketch of the Passchendaele Ridge, north-east of Ypres - signed and dated "H. P. Manton, March 1918" - as viewed from a position at an Observation Post ("O. Pip") on its lower slopes by a British Forward Observation Officer. This skillfully sketched view across a section of the Western Front – with its the familiar mournful litany of torn and ragged tree stumps, earth ploughed by shellfire – shows a succession of landmarks: church spires, windmills, towns, and salient features carrying easily identifiable nicknames such as "Assyria" and "Rhine", and the position of a trench mortar. The major details of the landscape are "Dairy Wood", "Daisy Wood" and "Table Wood" and the map is headed "View from D234. [D23a. 18. 89]" with the amusing sub-text "Weather + Hun Permitting!!!" The O.P. was just behind the British front line trenches as they stood at the conclusion of the battle of Passchendaele, the village itself having been taken but subsequently lost to German counter-attacks. This was a section of the Front occupied by the Australians during 1917 and the landmarks mentioned here featured in the Battle of Broodseinde (4 October 1917), fought near Ypres, at the east end of the Gheluvelt plateau; "Daisy Wood" in particular was a strongly held position. The battle was deemed a striking success: Plumer, in charge of Second Army, describing it as "the greatest victory since the Marne" (quoted in Bean's The Australian Imperial Force in France) – this was largely due to the startling gains made by the 3rd Australian Division. However, in March 1918, the date appended to the map, the Germans launched Operation Michael, their great spring offensive that threw the Allies on to the back foot. The brunt of the initial assault fell to the south of Broodseinde but between 9 and 29 April the second phase of the German drive centred along this part of the line, in an attack known as the Lys Offensive, with the result that this sector changed hands for the fourth or fifth time during the war. Other features sketched here are a building, doubtless in ruins, on the road running east-west from "Beecham" (a German-built deep dug-out, captured and utilised by the British) and the north-south running Broodseinde-Niewmolen Road. Henry Percy Manton (1894-1984), the officer responsible for this view, was born at Weymouth, Dorset, and educated at Imperial College, London. He initially served as a private with the 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons), before being commissioned in the Royal Garrison Artillery (Special Reserve) 5 March 1917 and promoted to lieutenant on 5 September 1918. He was still serving in 1919 but would have been demobilized around the end of that year. The title of the panorama, "View from D234", suggests that Manton's unit was D234 Battery, R.G.A., an eight-inch howitzer battery. After the war he lived at Retford, Nottinghamshire, and from early 1920 was a field manager with Lobitos Oilfields Ltd., based in Peru; he was also a member of the Geological Society of London. It was essential for Forward Observation Officers, either new to Front Line work or in a new position, to study the physical features and locations in the target area of their unit. A proven method of familiarising oneself with the ground was to draw it, utilising sketching skills learned during officer training. In late 1916, David Jones, author of In Parenthesis, one of the major books of the Great War, was posted to an Observation Group attached to the Royal Engineers in the same sector of the front, described by Jones's biographer Thomas Dilworth as "the extreme northern end of the British line and its a

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         Sechs Märchen der Brüder Grimm. Aus dem Nachlass.

      Berlin, bei Otto v. Holten. (1918), 1918. 33 Seiten mit acht Original-Radierungen von Marcus Behmer Ledereinband Grüner Ledereinband mit 4 echten Bünden. Goldgeprägter Titel vorne auf dem Deckel. Kopfgoldschnitt.Ledereinband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. 3.ter Nibelungendruck. Eins von 260 Exemplaren, dieses ist die Nummer 175. Innen in einem guten Erhaltungszustand. Selten und absolut sammelwürdig! C2/214 Versand D: 5,20 EUR BIBLIOPHILIE; ILLUSTRIERTE BÜCHER; LITERATUR; MÄRCHEN

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         TEXT BEGINNING WITH "NOS AUTEM GLORIARI OPORTET. . ."

      Italy [perhaps Perugia], ca. 1280. Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a rock." (Mark 15:46) Although the artist has depicted the scene in finer surroundings than suggested by Mark--with arches and candles, set upon a gold ground--he has stayed true to the Word by depicting an uneven, rocky surface under the smooth, stone tomb. The smaller historiated initial features the prophet Jeremiah in half length and holding a book, marking the beginning of the Epistle reading from the Book of Jeremiah. This leaf comes from the distinguished collection of Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004), the legendary bookdealer whose excellent private collection of Medieval manuscript leaves, early printed books, and fine bindings spoke to his experience and discerning eye. His collection was sold in two sales in 2005 by Christie's for more than $4,000,000.. 365 x 245 mm. (14 3/8 x 9 5/8"). Double column, 25 lines in a fine gothic rotunda. Rubrics in red, four one-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, two two-line initials and two four-line initials painted pink and blue, with green and orange highlights and beautifully gilt, all but one initial with wing-like extenders at the head and tail, A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "I" with a prophet holding a book on a gilt ground, with extenders as elsewhere, AND A FIVE-LINE HISTORIATED "N" DEPICTING THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST, the scene on a gold ground and the initial in pink on a blue ground with white penwork, with extenders. Voelkle and Wieck, "The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations," no. 59. Gold with two negligible chips on one of the lesser initials, text a little faded on verso, three tiny round wormholes, other very minor imperfections, but IN REMARKABLY FINE CONDITION, the paint fresh and perfectly preserved, and the gold glistening. Based on the number of fine initials present here, as well as the high quality of the illumination, there is no question that this leaf comes from a particularly sumptuous Missal. Although an exact workshop or artist identification has thus far eluded scholars, the delicate style and high quality of the decoration suggest that both the scribe and the artist were working in Perugia, and were clearly of high caliber. The attention to detail, the artful molding of the figures, and the confident application of paint are thoroughly excellent. According to Voelkle and Wieck, this leaf and its sister mentioned in the Breslauer catalogue are unusual Missal specimens in that the large initial marking the Introit actually illustrates the Gospel reading for that day. In our case, the Introit initial depicts Joseph of Arimathea laying the body of Christ in his own tomb, recounting a scene from the Passion described in Mark 14:32-72 and 15:1-46. According to this passage, it was Joseph who asked Pilate for the body of Christ, bought linen in which to wrap the corpse, and "laid him in a sepulcher which was hewed out of a rock." (Mark 15:46) Although the artist has depicted the scene in finer surroundings than suggested by Mark--with arches and candles, set upon a gold ground--he has stayed true to the Word by depicting an uneven, rocky surface under the smooth, stone tomb. The smaller historiated initial features the prophet Jeremiah in half length and holding a book, marking the beginning of the Epistle reading from the Book of Jeremiah. This leaf comes from the distinguished collection of Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004), the legendary bookdealer whose excellent private collection of Medieval manuscript leaves, early printed books, and fine bindings spoke to his experience and discerning eye. His collection was sold in two sales in 2005 by Christie's for more than $4,000,000.

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         KERNEL COB AND LITTLE MISS SWEETCLOVER

      - (SARG,TONY)illus. KERNEL COB AND LITTLE MISS SWEETCLOVER by George Mitchell. Chicago: Volland (1918 no additional printings). 8vo, 6 x 9 1/4" pictorial boards, small mend to paper on spine, some wear to spine ends, VG+. 1st edition. A VOLLAND HAPPY CHILDREN BOOK. The story relates the fantasy trip of a corn cob doll and a clover doll, illustrated in full color throughout by Sarg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Photo Album of the 222nd Aero Squadron

      [England, 1918. Very Good. Oblong quarto. 7.5" x 10.25". Quarter morocco over coarse pebbled cloth. Contains 95 black and white gelatin silver photographs adhesive mounted both sides. Photos measure from 1.5" x 3" to 3.5" x 5.75"; about 10 of them appear to be commercial. Album good: board edges and corners heavily worn with losses; front board mostly detached; many leaves detached. Leaves toned with occasional foxing, photos generally very good or better.A wonderful hand drawn title page introduces this album by a member of the 222nd Aero Squadron. The 222nd formed in December 1917 at Scott Field in Illinois, moving to Garden City, New York the following February. It arrived in England in March 1918, and some of the men were sent to France on November 5, 1918 but for the most part the men stayed and trained in England. The album's compiler likely was in France as there are a couple of large commercial photos from France.A good number of the images show wrecked planes. There are aerial photos, group shots including one of the band, and a number show planes in flight. Others show the men chumming it up, working at a typewriter, and one shows a man piecing aerial photos together. A few are hand tinted. The leaves are also embellished with several other drawings including a downed German plane, falling bombs, ribbon-wrapped propellers and more.Exceptionally artful and interesting view of an earlyu aero squadron.

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         Collection of 64 Snapshots and Real Photo Postcards of Members of Co. C, 602d Engineers, American Expeditionary Force

      V.p., 1918-1919. Diverse collection of photographs of members of Co. C, American Expeditionary Force, at play, work, and rest. Includes both group photos and individual portraits, a few with the subject and his horse. Shows scenes at the mess hall, in a tent camp, filling bed sacks, on parade (one "Saluting Gen. Pershing"), and building bridges in Very and Romagne. Postcards show shelled-out buildings, German dead, and portrait photographs of soldiers in uniform taken in a photographer's studio in Wittlich, Germany, and dated January, 1919, two months after the end of the war. The 602d Engineers trained at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, embarking for Europe in July, 1918. The unit was involved in the battles of Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne, building roads and bridges, including a pontoon bridge across the Meuse River. The 602d Engineers ended the war in the Argonne near Very, France. 64 images of various sizes (from 6.5x4.25cm. to 17.5x12.75cm.); includes 38 snapshots and 26 postcards, 20 of which have brief manuscript annotations in ink to versos; a few with wear to extremities, some images blurred or faded, but still a Very Good collection.

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         (Daily Calendar and Journal): Man's Daily Calendar with Notes and Poems Written between 1917-1918

      Places around France, 1918. Very Good. 24mo. Measuring 5.5" x 2.5". 120pp. Small daily calendar for the year 1917 with brown stiff paper boards, "1917," and small decorations are embossed on the front cover. Edgewear, creases on the covers, and a long tear on the spine, very good. A daily calendar from 1917-1918, during World War I, filled with small notes and poems written by Lieutenant Joseph E. Burchill. A small calendar booklet for the year 1917 written in by Lieutenant Joseph E. Burchill. The booklet is mostly filled in with Burchill's personal information and upcoming events as well as friend's addresses. It also includes some small poems written by Burchill, "As a beauty I'm surely no star: There are others more hansome(sic) by far; But may grace, I don't mind it, Because I'm behind it! It's the people in front get the jar!" The last entry is written as October 4th, 1917 but several pages have 1918 written in, and the 1918 calendar is crossed out until the 4th. While mostly written while he was serving in France, the war content is minimal. Burchill fought in World War I and died in combat while stationed in France on October 9th, 1917.

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         Ecuatorial

      Imprenta Pueyo 1918 - Madrid, Imprenta Pueyo, 1918. 1era edición de esta importante obra de Huidobro, muy difícil de encontrar. Muy buen estado, intonso. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The Parrot's Training. (Translated by the author from its original Bengali). Calcutta and Simla, Thacker & Spink & Co., 1918.

      1918 1918 - 4to. Pp. (12). With eight full page plates drawn by Abanindra Nath Tagore. Some staining. Original pictorial paper wrappers designed by Nanda Lal Bose, one of Tagore's most famous pupils. Rare first English edition. The Bengali original "Totakahini" was published earlier the same year in the famous journal Sabujapatra. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), renowned Bengali poet, novelist, educator and composer has been considered to be the greatest writer in modern Indian literature. Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 as the first Asian recipient. This work is Tagore's famous satire on the futility of education through rote-learning from books - 'parrot-fashion' - then prevalent in India. He was a pioneer of creative education in India and started the school Patha Bhavana at Santiniketan in 1901 with a philosophy of learning with the heart in closeness to nature as opposed to the strict, repetitive and the rote learning system that was common during Tagore's childhood. The humorous drawings are by Tagore's artist nephew Abanindranath Tagore, the founder of the Bengal School of Art. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Tanglewood Tales

      Hodder & Stoughton Deluxe edition [n.d. 1918] signed by Dulac and limited to 500 numbered copies, of which this is No.320. Half cream vellum on grey boards with gilt lettering to spine; 245pp; pictorial endpapers; 14 tipped in colour plates. Light bumping to corners with rubbing to upper edge; light sunning to outer edges of boards with the faint sunned outline of lettering to boards presumably offset from its shelf neighbours; tanning and foxing to endpapers and page block edges; lighter more scattered foxing to pages; untrimmed fore-edges a little nicked in places. Contains six stories, 'The Minotaur', 'The Pygmies', 'The Dragon's Teeth', 'Circe's Palace', 'The Pomegranate Seeds' and 'The Golden Fleece'.. Signed by Illustrator. Hard Cover. Good Plus. Illus. by DULAC, Edmund.

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         ATTILIO ODASSO - PUBBLICAZIONI dal 1918 al 1957.

      Editori vari, 1918. (Codice GM/1013) In 8º , 1.909 pp. complessive. Raccolta completa delle pubblicazioni dei chirurgo piemontese: 59 fascicoli a stampa, varie illustrazioni. Di particolare interesse il volume "LA MIA PRATICA CHIRURGICA (1917-1937)", Ospedale Maggione S.Giovanni Battista, Torino, In 8° 340 pp. Tutti in brossura originale e conservati in due raccoglitori in tutta tela, titoli oro. Allegato inoltre il curriculum vitae con l'elenco delle pubblicazioni, elenco dei titoli e copia dei certificati (56 fogli sciolti dattiloscritti). Il tutto in ottimo stato, in scatola-contenitore in cartone con coperchio. Importante e unica collezione. Euro 470.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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         Collectie van 52 nummers van dit literaire maandschrift (1919-1923).

      Vier complete jaargangen (1918, 1919, 1922 en 1923) en losse nummers uit 1916 (1), 1920 (4) en 1921 (3). Verschillende uitgevers en formaten. Ook met enkele bijlagen: het Bijblad, aan toneel gewijd, dat in 1921 enkele malen werd toegevoegd, een prospectus van Het Getij en een van uitgeverij Van Munster, en het vers 'Aandachtig gedicht' van Willem de Mérode op muziek gezet door Derk Ubbens, de vader van De Mérode's oogappel Ekko Ubbens, over wie het gedicht handelt. Geïllustreerd. In het algemeen in vrij goede staat, maar ook met wat scheurtjes, vouwtjes en watervlekjes enkele omslagen los.l Zeer zeldzaam en interessant literair tijdschrift, dat bestond van 1916-1924 en al die tijd onder redactie stond van één persoon, de (zeer matige) dichter en criticus Ernst Groenevelt (1887-1955). Groenevelt stelde zijn blad open voor alle stromingen, en behalve de vaste auteurs Constant van Wessem, C.J. Kelk, M.J. Premsela en Willem de Mérode (plus een keur aan geheel vergetenen) treffen we originele bijdragen aan van onder anderen Slauerhoff, Theo van Doesburg, Hendrik de Vries, Herman van den Bergh, Pierre Kemp, E. d'Oliveira, en incidentele verrassingen van Paul van Ostaijen, Jos. Leonard, Renée Dunan en A. den Doolaard. Dada, expressionisme en andere moderne bewegingen (zoals de homoseksuelen die zich juist in de jaren 10 begonnen te uiten, heel voorzichtig en gemaskerd) komen uitgebreid aan bod. In 1918 en 1919 had het blad een zeer opmerkelijke vormgeving op zwaar Zaans-bord-achtig papier (omslagontwerp Roline Wichers Wierdsma). In 1921-1923 verscheen het in liggend formaat en gedrukt in twee kolommen, een voor de originele literatuur en een voor de recensies! Dit zijn, zoals de meeste uitgaven in oblongformaat, zeer kwetsbare en daarom extra zeldzame publicaties. Ik (Paul) heb dit tijdschrift 35 jaar verzameld, en verder dan deze collectie ben ik niet gekomen. Wel heb ik desgewenst nog een aantal duplicaten voor u.

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         Alte Dirne

      1918 - Aquarell und Gouache auf Papier, Rechts unten signiert: "Bruno Krauskopf", 42,5 x 30,5 cm, Provenienz: Privatsammlung USA

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         Sbornik" pamiati Karla Marksa. Vypusk" 2 (Collection in memory of Karl Marx. Issue 2) [In Cyrillic.]

      Moscow: Knizhnyi sklad" i magazin" M.S.R.D. [Cover: Otdel' Izdatel'stva i Knizhnoi Torgovli Moscovskago Soveta R.i.K.D.],, 1918. Octavo. Original pink printed paper wrappers, unopened. Pencil marking to front wrapper. Spine sunned with some loss to head and foot, front hinge delicate, contents browned with a few nicks and creases, overall a very good copy. An exceedingly rare edition in book form, no copies listed on OCLC or KVK, comprising 20 articles celebrating Marx's jubilee on 5 May 1918 from issues of Izvestii Moskovskago Soveta Rabochikh Deputatov (News of the Moscow Soviet of Worker-Deputies) and Izvestii Vserossiiskago Tsentral'nago Ispolnitel'nago Komiteta (News of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee). Titles include "K. Marx as a philosopher"; "K. Marx and the petty bourgeoisie", and "K. Marx and the woman question". It appears the articles were selected by the Department of Publishing and Book Sales of the Soviet, who sold the book for three roubles (as the imprint implies) at the bookshop of the Moscow Soviet of Worker-Deputies.

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         O kommunizme, perevod s nemetskago [In Cyrillic.]

      Petrograd: Izdanie Petrogradskago Soveta Rabochikh i Krasnoarmeiskikh Deputatov,, 1918. Sextodecimo. Original buff paper wrappers printed in black with device to front and title page, wire-stitched. Numbered paper label to spine, occasional pencil markings. Some short tears and nicks to extremities and a minor closed tear to centre of front wrapper, contents browned with a few ink marks to page 57, overall a very good copy. An uncommon post-Russian Revolution edition of The Communist Manifesto, OCLC locating just two copies worldwide (National Library of Poland, Bibliothek der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung). It was first published in German in 1848 and then in Russian in 1869 under the more common title "Manifest Kommunisticheskoi Partii". The text is the same as Plekhanov's partially censored translation published under the same title in Odessa by Burevestnik in 1905. Published for the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, it contains the prefaces to the 1872, 1883, and 1890 editions, together with Plekhanov's footnotes from his 1900 edition. This is a scarce publication of "perhaps the best-known and certainly the most widely translated pamphlet of the nineteenth century" (ODNB).

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         Was ist ein Friedensprogramm ?

      Petrograd 1918 - In-12° broché, 43 pages. Pendant l'hiver de 1917-1918, en tant que commissaire du peuple aux Affaires étrangères, Trotski est à la tête de la délégation communiste qui négocie la paix avec l'Allemagne et l'Autriche. Alors que Lénine veut une paix, même très mauvaise, rapidement et que Boukharine et les communistes de gauche veulent une guerre révolutionnaire, Troski préconise une ligne qui est "ni la guerre, ni la paix". Mais après un long conflit avec Lénine il se rallie à son point de vue, ce qui conduit à l'accord, très désavantageux pour la Russie soviétique de Brest-Litovsk. Mais il ne se rend pas sur place pour signer le traité. Au même moment les Américains commencent à soutenir militairement les Français et les Anglais, mais les Allemands et les Autrichiens n'ont plus d'hostilité à l'est. La nuit du 11 au 12 avril 1918, en période de Guerre civile russe, une action dirigée contre les anarchistes russes (qualifiés d'« anarcho-bandits ») par le pouvoir bolchévique dont Trotski s'occupe personnellement lui fera dire : « Enfin, le pouvoir soviétique débarrasse, avec un balai de fer, la Russie de l'anarchisme ! » Au printemps 1918 il joue un rôle décisif dans les opérations militaires contre les opposants armés au bolchévisme et notamment il reprend au début juillet la ville de Kazan sur la Volga. Sa popularité parmi les communistes est très grande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Maske

      Verlag Fritz Gurlitt. 1918 - Holzschnitt auf Bütten, Links oben im Druckstock monogrammiert, Darstellungsgröße: 8 x 10 cm, Blattgröße: 20,4 x 15,1 cm, Werkverzeichnis Krüger H 212, Der Original Holzschnitt erschien in einem Teil der Auflage des "Almanach auf das Jahr 1920". Herausgegeben vom Verlag Fritz Gurlitt.

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         Een boecxken gemaket van suster bertken die lvii jaren besloten heeft gheseten tot Utrecht in dye buerkercke.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel, 1918). Original gilt full vellum. In paper slipcase with gilt vignette of the (Phoenix Binderij). (40) p. Set by hand from the Disteltype and printed by J.F. van Royen in red and black in 70 copies, numbered on the press. Bookplate removed from inside upper cover.l Probably the most beautiful publication of the bibliophile publisher-printing house De Zilverdistel. First application of Lucien Pissarro's Disteltype. Van Royen 1964, 12. De Zilverdistel 16.

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         Sechs Märchen der Brüder Grimm. Aus dem Nachlass.

      Berlin, bei Otto v. Holten. (1918), - 33 Seiten mit acht Original-Radierungen von Marcus Behmer Grüner Ledereinband mit 4 echten Bünden. Goldgeprägter Titel vorne auf dem Deckel. Kopfgoldschnitt.Ledereinband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. 3.ter Nibelungendruck. Eins von 260 Exemplaren, dieses ist die Nummer 175. Innen in einem guten Erhaltungszustand. Selten und absolut sammelwürdig! C2/214 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 240

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         Een boecxken gemaket van suster bertken die lvii jaren besloten heeft gheseten tot Utrecht in dye buerkercke.

      [Den Haag], (De Zilverdistel, 1918). Oorspronkelijk verguld heelperkament met het Zilverdistel-vignet in goud op het voorplat. In papieren foedraal met hetzelfde vignet (Binderij Phoenix). (40) p. Met de hand gezet uit de Disteltype en gedrukt door J.F. van Royen in rood en zwart in een oplage van 70 op de pers genummerde exemplaren. Ex libris verwijderd van binnenzijde voorplat een mooi, fris exemplaar.l Misschien wel de mooiste Zilverdistel! De eerste toepassing van de letter Disteltype van L. Pissarro. Van Royen 1964, 12. De Zilverdistel 16.

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         La Regina del Sannio descrizione coretnografica e storica della Provincia di Benevento

      Federico & Ardia Librai-Editori - Napoli, 1918. ITALIANO 0,23 Volume intonso degli anni '20 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, bordo stanco, lacerazione su dorso e piatto inferiore, fioritura sparsa, tagli e margini delle pagine bruniti. Diverse illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, una fuori testo. Fa parte della Collana Scolastica delle Provincie d'Italia. USATO

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         Les Sept péchés capitaux.

      Paris, 1918 - Sept gravures mesurant 21 x 15,5 cm en ouverture de passe-partout et 29,5 x 23,5 cm encadrées. Rare suite complète peinte et gravée par André Lambert représentant les sept péchés capitaux. Elles sont titrées et légendées, signées dans l?eau-forte, et contre-signées en bas à droite. Certaines des eaux-fortes portent l?indication épreuve d?artiste. L?une d?entre elles est numérotée 13/125.Charmant ensemble mettant notamment en scène Pierrot, Arlequin et Colombine. Il dégage toute la triste douceur et la sensualité du talent d?André Lambert.Quelques infimes piqures sur certaines gravures. Frottement du papier sur le titre et au bas de la gravure représentant la Colère.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Gaëlle Cambon]
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         Tribal Politics in Feisals Area

      One of three essays in Arab Bulletin Supplementary Papers. No. 5. Only edition, one of fifteen copies printed. Small folio, stapled as issued. 15pp, and title page which also serves as the wrapper. Cairo, Arab Bureau, Savoy Hotel, June 24

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         Oda a S.E. el presidente de los Estados Unidos de America Mr. Woodrow Wilson

      (Santiago de Chile): Litografia Cadot, 1918. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 14pp. Stapled illustrated self-wrappers with decorative red, white, and blue ribbons along the spine. Vertical crease, some foxing and small stains and tears on the wrappers, very good. A poem in celebration of Wilson, with an essay on Pan-American unity. Inscribed by the author in slightly fractured English to Wilson: "To H.E. Mr. Woodrow Wilson. To the most vast intelligency of the world, and to the most eminant Statesman of America. Let the Star of Chile unite with the luminous pleyade of the United States of America and illuminate constantly the American fraternity. Gustavo Undurraga." Laid in is a wraparound band hand addressed to Wilson. OCLC locates no copies. Possibly unique.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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         A Short Note on the Design and Issue of Postage Stamps

      1918. [i.e. 1919.] 1918 - Prepared by the Survey of Egypt for His Highness Husein. Emir & Sherif of Mecca & King of the Hejaz. With a brief introduction, unsigned, but by Sir Henry MacMahon, and a long and detailed account of the technical and political history of the issue. Decorated title-page and frontispiece design incorporating a set of the postage stamp series; twelve colour plates of progressive proofs; two leaves of differently coloured proofs of the stamps loosely inserted, as issued. One of two hundred numbered copies, each with a manuscript colophon. 4to., original decorated paper boards, dust jacket. El-Qahira [Cairo], [Survey of Egypt and Government Press.] A fine copy of one of the rarest publications relating to the Arab Revolt. The most succinct account of Lawrence's part in the production of these stamps is given by Jeremy Wilson in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition catalogue (item 96.). ?After Hussein's declaration of independence Ottoman stamps could no longer be used in the Hejaz. Lawrence suggested that the issue of a new, distinctive series of stamps would be one way of publicising the emergence of a new nation? Lawrence and Ronald Storrs did the initial research on the stamp issue and, in Storrs' words ?wandered . . round the museum in Cairo collecting suitable motifs in order that the design in wording, spirit and ornament, might be as far as possible representative and reminiscent of a purely Arab source of inspiration.? (Storrs: Orientations. p. 220).It is clear from some of Lawrence's letters home that this was a project which fascinated him in all its aspects: ?It is rather amusing because one has long had ideas as to what a stamp should look like, and how one can put them roughly into practice. The worst is they can only be little designs, not engraved, so that the finer detail is not possible. I'm going to have flavoured gum on the back, so that one may lick without unpleasantness.? (Cairo. 22nd July 1916.) In the end flavoured gum was not possible: the only available paper was originally intended for the ?opened by the Censor? labels, and already gummed; the ink used for the blue one piastre stamps was intended for the map work of the Survey of Egypt. The first issue of Hejaz stamps was ultimately very small, and sanctioned by the Allied governments for the duration of the war only: ?They may be valuable some day, for I am not printing many, and have taken steps to prevent any dealers purchasing them in bulk. You have no idea what an enormous and profitable affair the stamps trade is.? (Cairo. 16th September 1916.)The book itself is a Tour de force of book production. The quality of the design, printing, and philatelic detail would be impressive under any conditions, but is little short of remarkable given its context. The dust jacket is torn with some loss, there is some slight staining to one or two pages, but the book is generally bright and fine.Minor staining to the endpaper gutters from a glue reaction, which is also just visible on the spine of the binding, very light dust staining to the lower edge of the binding, dust jacket with a crude early repair and slightly ragged along the lower edge. In all a very good copy indeed. The manuscript colophon presents this copy to Lt. Col. W.V. Nugent, in 1918 a member of the Intelligence Branch General Staff in Cairo. Nugent (1880 - 1963) was a career soldier of great energy and ability. As an officer of the Royal Artillery he served in China, Ceylon, Malta, and Nigeria and was decorated five times for gallantry in Gallipoli and Palestine. His posting to Cairo may have been part of the establishment of the Arab Operations team led by Dawnay. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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         Fine Autograph letter signed "Lillie de Bathe", to Mr Harvey (Lillie, 1853-1929, Lady de Bathe, English Actress, Mistress of Edward VII, 'The Jersey Lily')

      1918 - asking him whether he would be "in reach of town" as she would "like so much to come to a matinee of 'Stilemonde'. Will you drop me a line as to your whereabouts. I am particularly anxious to see it played .", 2 sides 4to., Cornwall Lodge, Regents Park, Monday, no date but circa

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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         Erinnerungen an die Kriegsgefangenschaft in der Kirgisen und KalmÜkensteppe 1914 1918

      48 original watercolours (including title-page) each with author's monogram, captioned in German and dated. Oblong 8vo. A little shaken in the original grey cloth album but otherwise fine, inscription "Walter Reichard Berlin Hufelandstrasse No. 39" to rear pastedown. 48ll. Astrakhan 1914-1918. [With:] Two large hand-coloured drawings by Reichard measuring 200 by 250mm. 1917 &

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         Canada. Proclamation George the Fifth by the Grace of God¿ A Proclamation requiring the people to register under the Registration Regulations approved by Our Governor General of Canada [The Duke of Devonshire] in Council on the 22nd day of April, 1918¿ By Command, [signature of Thomas Shirley? in facsimile] Under-Secretary of State.

      Government of Canada, Ottawa 1918 - Canada. Proclamation George the Fifth by the Grace of God¿ A Proclamation requiring the people to register under the Registration Regulations approved by Our Governor General of Canada [The Duke of Devonshire] in Council on the 22nd day of April, 1918¿ By Command, [signature of Thomas Shirley? in facsimile] Under-Secretary of State. With the signatures of Devonshire and E.L. Newcombe (Deputy Minister of Justice) in facsimile. Canadian coat of arms at the top. Broadside printed in red, two columns. [Ottawa: Government of Canada, 24 May 1918]. Excellent condition. 51 × 34 cm. This regulation, which refers to the War Measures Act of 1914, required all people residing in Canada, both citizens and aliens, to register with appropriate authorities before 22 June 1918. The only exceptions to this proclamation were: people under the age of sixteen; cloistered nuns; military personnel in active service; people in insane asylums; and inmates of institutions excepted by Our Canada Registration Board. No other copy of this important WWI broadside has been recorded or located.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Books (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        THE HAND OF THE POTTER

      Boni & Liveright, New York 1918 - Cloth-backed boards. First issue of the First Published Edition of Dreiser's only play with all three points; there was also a pre-publication copy which obviously was printed in a very small number. Twenty-five copies of this issue were signed on the title page by the author. This copy is SIGNED on the verso of the half-title page above the ads. Boni and Liveright printed this book early in 1918, but it was not actually published until September 1919 because it was being considered for production on the New York stage. Laid in is a TYPED LETTER SIGNED from publisher Horace Liveright dated 26 September 1919, the month of publication, forwarding the book to the noted collector Lafayette Butler. Liveright states, "Instead of persuading Mr. Dreiser to finish the trilogy, I have succeeded in getting him to finish THE BULWARK," mentioning that the novel would be published the following September. In fact, unknown to Liveright at the time, Dreiser had stopped working on the novel to begin work on AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, and he would not resume work on it for twenty-five years. THE BULWARK was not published until 1946, after Dreiser's death. This is an absolutely stunning copy of this first collaboration between Dreiser and Liveright in a bright, fresh dustwrapper that was in Butler's private collection for 80 years, from the time it was published until we purchased it in the summer of 1999. A small sticker with a crossed-out price is on the spine presumably placed there by the publisher. Quite likely the Finest copy in existence, bright and clean in a similar dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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