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         BEAT BACK THE HUN WITH LIBERTY BONDS

      1918 - Une affiche lithographique originale entoilée (vers 1918); Dimension: 0,76x0,50m. Très bel état.

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         Erinnerungen an die Kriegsgefangenschaft in der Kirgisen- und KalmÜkensteppe 1914-1918

      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 & A wonderful watercolour album by a German internee, one of the most accomplished we have handled. These 48 beautifully realised images provide a deep insight into life in Astrakhan province on the north shore of the Caspian Sea. They were painted primarily between 1914-16, a particularly interesting time in the Russian Empire with Revolution and subsequent withdrawal from the First World War. Encompassing the Kalmyk steppe, the Volga and Akhtuba Rivers, Reichard'svivid, intimate pictures combine a strong use of colour with a delicate touch. The album opens with a classic image of a Kirghiz rider on horseback at dusk, which also serves as a title leaf. There are images of Yenotayevsk and Bolkhuny, which are followed by a suite of fifteen images depicting life among the Kalmyks and then another fifteen of the Kirghiz. These images are of enormous ethnographic interest including ten individual portraits, two family portraits, as well as group portraits of clergy, fishermen and travellers. There is a depiction of a local ceremony ?mädchentag?, another of female dancers, and water carriers. In addition, there are some spectacular landscapes of Bolkhuny, the steppe, the Volga at sunset as well as frozen over in winter. The album rounds out with portraits of Russians, Ruthenien and Galitzian refugees, a Tartar veterinarian, and even a Persian longshoreman. Founded in 1742, Yenotayevsk is the oldest settlement in the Astrakhan province. At around 1880, it was turned into a camp for political exiles and so was a natural home for internees in the First World War. Bolkhuny is a village in Akhtubinsky district, Astrakhan. It's on the Akhtuba River, a tributary of the Volga. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A study in hospital efficiency: As demonstrated by the case report of the second two years of a private hospital

      s.n, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in publisher's blue cloth. No date, presumed ca 1918. Hardcover. Fine binding and cover. A crisp, fresh copy. Clean, unmarked pages. 179 p. Folding chart on index of cases combined with statistical tables using anatomic and pathologic classification of diseases and operations in pocket in back.
Dr. Ernest Amory Codman was an influential proponent of the "End Result Idea." "The 'Idea' was simply the premise that hospital staffs would follow every patient they treat long enough to determine whether or not the treatment was successful, then learn from any failures, and how to avoid those situations in the future. Surprisingly controversial at the time, the "Idea" was the basis for the Hospital Standardization movement founded by the American College of Surgeons, and the precursor to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH)." - American College of Surgeons, Ernest A. Codman, MD, FACS (1869-1940). Codman worked at Massachusetts General Hospital "as Surgeon to outpatients in 1899, and from 1902 to 1914 was an assistant visiting surgeon at the hospital." (Ibid). Codman printed End Result Cards and gave them to his patients to track demographics, follow up on the care given, and track long term outcomes. From 1913-1915 Codman taught at Harvard Medical School as a lecturer. He passionately advocated his End Result Idea in speeches to the Boston Medical Society at the Boston Medical Library in 1915. The presentation led to his dismissal from Massachusetts General Hospital and his resignation from the Standardization of Hospitals Committee, much to the chagrin of Drs. William and Charles Mayo. Codman controversially attacked the seniority based system at MGH and advocated transparency in admitting and addressing medical mistakes in the course of treatment to avoid repetition and increase the quality of care. Codman self-published this book A Study in Hospital Efficiency, to promote his End Result System. He provided a review of 337 of his patients discharged between 1911 and 1916, and recorded and published 123 errors. An important book advancing the quality of medical care by a hero of American medicine.
Provenance: This copy came from the library of Edward D. Churchill (1897-1972), M.D. Churchill was a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Surgical Services at MGH.


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         [Photo Album]: Early 1900s California Family

      1918. Very Good. Oblong small quarto measuring 7" x 11.5". Blue cloth over paper boards with "photographs" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 37 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 3" x 3" and 5" x 7" without captions. Slightly bowed front board and worn edges else very good with near fine photographs. The album begins with seven photos from an early 1900s wedding which took place in a lush garden. The photos show the bride and bridesmaid walking down the aisle, the exchange of vows, and a toast of the bridal party around a large table. A final photo from this section shows the newlyweds in a bridal suite sharing a loving embrace. Following the wedding the photographs document the family life of the couple until roughly 1918 with photos of children, friends, and extended family posing around family homes and farms. One photo shows a bustling city street, another shows a family in a field posing around an early automobile. Interspersed throughout the album are portraits of the family including one of a pretty young woman holding a fan. Laid in next to a large photo of a cottage is a note that reads, "in the summer of 1918 I went to LA to take a 3 month class in show card writing and lived in an apartment at 1240 S. Fremont St. with my Aunt Pearl - these are some of the places we visited." This note is followed by photos of car journeys and day trips to a beach with photos of two young women in bathing costumes posing in the water. A commercial photo of two women posing as Mack Sennet bathing beauties is also included. The end of the album shows photos of the family working on a farm as well as a child on a bicycle and girls holding a basketball. An interesting collection of an American family in the early 1900s including farm life and a turn of the century wedding.

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         " " i [England, "Friend" of Russia]

      N.p.: S.i., [ca 1918]. Anonymous poster in emulation of the "Rosta Windows" style made famous by Mayakovsky and Cheremnykh during the Civil War period (1918-1922). The seven panels depict England and the United States as mercenary land-grabbers who disguise their self-interest with claims of "friendship" and "protection" of the Russian people. No imprint or date, but clearly from early in the Civil War period; artist not identified but likely by a follower of Mikhail Cheremnykh, founder of the Rosta Studio, whose work this most resembles. Machine lithographed poster in colors, 62cm x 43.5cm (ca 24" x 17"). Linen-backed. Paper age-toned, with a few brief closed tears in margins; horizontal crack to sheet below bottom panel; no losses or restorations; still a Very Good example, Grade B/B-.

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         The People of Tipi Sapa (The Dakotas), Tipi Sapa Mitaoyate Kin

      Morehouse Publishing Co., Milwaukee 1918 - Small 8vo., Mustard-tan pictorial bds. w. title on fb. and spine. Red, black and white design on fb. Bds. clean w/o significant wear. Tiny hole in cloth of upper spine affecting the first "E" of the title. Pictorial eps. Bookplate of famed anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett on ft. pastedown. Hinges tight. Frontis photo of Tipi Sapa. No. "688" in ink on title pg. along with stamp at bottom of Library of School of Ameican Research in Santa Fe, w. deaccessioned mark. Otherwise no. other library stigmata. Pages clean with no markings. Twenty illus. pp. xxiii, 158. mylar cover. An excellent and very scarce book about the Sioux. The frontis is a photo of Tipi Tapa, the tribal name of Rev. P.J. Deloria, who was also the grandfather of writer Vine Deloria. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         English Fairy Tales

      New York: MacMillian Company, 1918. Copyright date is 1918 Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is number 197. 1918 English Fairy Tales, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, inscribed to John Jacob Astor from Mr Jarvie (John Jacob Astor VI 1912- 1992, son of John Jacob Astor IV), retold by Flora Annie Steel, color plates, ltd & numbered 197/ 250, cover loose from spine. Near Fine rebound copy, housed in a new clam shelf near fine.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. near Fine/Near Fine Clam Shelf. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 9¾" - 12" Tall. Scarce limited Edition.

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         Small archive regarding a heroic young 3rd Infantry Division soldier including a gruesome description of hand-to-hand fighting in the two most important turning-point battles of World War One

      Marne River and the Argonne Forest, 1918. Unbound. Very good. This grouping consists of two combat letters, a French Croix de Guerre, and one newspaper clipping. The earliest letter, dated July 25, consists of four pages and is enclosed in an envelope postmarked with an indistinct flag cancelation from APO 2 (Paris). The second letter, written from a Base Hospital and dated 31 October 1918, has seven pages and is enclosed in an envelope, dated November 5, from APO 798 (Meaves-sur-Loire). The Croix de Guerre has a bronze star affixed to its ribbon. The newspaper clipping recounts Wild's action at the 2nd Battle of the Marne. Everything is in very nice shape except the envelopes which are worn and have scrapbook paper remnants affixed to the reverse. Wild enlisted in the Army in February 1918 and was assigned to the 3rd Division's 38th Infantry Regiment. On July 15, 1918, the German army launched a massive assault along the Marne River not far from Chateau-Thierry in an all-out effort to drive through Allied lines and capture Paris. The key crossing point was at the village of Mezy and the only thing that stood in the way was the 3rd Division's 38th Infantry. "On July 15, 1918, the 38th Infantry . . . successfully defended its position on the Paris-Metz railroad, 200 yards from the River Marne, against six German attacks. It was the last great offensive of the German Army and the first fight of the 38th Infantry in World War I. Initially, the Germans succeeded in driving a wedge 4,000 yards deep into the 38th Infantry's front while the U.S. 30th Infantry on its left and the French 125th Division on its right withdrew under heavy pressure. With the situation desperate, the regiment stood and fought. The two flanks of the 38th Infantry moved toward the river, squeezing the German spearhead between them and exposing it to heavy shelling by the 3d Division artillery. The German Army's offensive failed. With this brave stand the 38th Infantry earned its nom de guerre Rock of the Marne. General John J. Pershing declared its stand 'one of the most brilliant pages in our military annals.'" (Stewarts's American Military History, Vol. 2, 2005) On that day, during eight hours of intensive German bombardment, casualties in the 38th mounted, so with shells bursting around him, Wild volunteered to brave the shrapnel on foot and retrieve additional desperately needed stretchers and first aid supplies from caches in the rear. For this he was personally recognized by General Pershing. He modestly recounts the action in his letter of 25 July: "I never thought I would get over here and be right in the midst of this terrible war. . . . The night of the fifteenth of July the Germans sent over the heaviest barrage fire ever known on the Western front. We were digging trenches . . . when Fritz opened fire and we crawled down in our trenches on the double. A continual bombardment was kept up for eight hours . . . but we pulled ourselves together and stood the test. . . . The Germans crossed the river Marne on pontoon bridges but were quickly driven back. . . . We were moved on to another sector [where] we drove the Germans back about three kilometers where we held the front line until we were relieved. . . . It was the greatest experience of my life. . . . Our regiment is going to have the Croix de Guerre attached to its colors for the bravery of the troops. We were highly praised by French officials of high ranks, but I am sorry to say that we lost good men in the battle." Within days of saving Paris, the 38th was again thrust into battle along with other regiments of the 3rd, 28th, and 32nd Divisions. The Americans force-marched to Chateau Thierry in driving rain, many without food or sleep for two days. There at about 0430 on the morning of the 18th, the Americans led the Allied advance behind a rolling artillery barrage. The attack took the Germans by surprise; instead of typical trench warfare, the aggressive attack relied on direct charges, eventually driving the Germans from their positions. By the 22nd, the battle was over, and the will of the German army had been shattered. Although the war would continue for another four months, Chateau Thierry was its turning point. As German Chancellor Georg Hertling later noted, "We expected victory in Paris by the end of July. That was on the 15th. By the 18th we knew all was lost. The history of the world played out in three days." In his second letter, Wild recounted his part in the battle: "I have had some terrible experiences since I came over here. No one knows what the boys are going through. . . . We try to do our duty cheerfully even though it is gruesome at times. . . . My duty has been the cause of me killing three Germans that I know of. One I killed with my bayonet and two with a hand grenade. Of course you are shooting at them almost incessantly but we never know if we kill them unless you get near enough to use our bayonets and hand grenades. It is terrible to see the enemy so near that you see the blood lust in each other's eyes. I killed my Germans at Chateau Thierry. We were ordered to take a nest of machine guns that were situated in a shell torn house. I was put in charge of a squad of men and the Lieutenant attacked from one direction and I from another. We advanced . . . with bayonets fixed and in thrusting position. . . . We crept cautiously along the sides of the house and just as we reached the door a German walked right out . . . onto the point of my bayonet before he realized we were there. . . . [I pushed] my rifle forward giving him full benefit of the cold steel at the end of it. His blood poured out and down the stock of my rifle and onto my hand. It seemed to send me mad and just at that moment the Lieutenant gave the order to charge. We went into the house and threw hand grenades into every room, shutting the door before the grenades exploded and opening them after. . . . They did their work well. Too well for the Germans who had their machine guns trained . . . on Americans. . . . Not a German came out of that house alive." An amazing first-hand account by one soldier of heroism and bloody hand-to-hand fighting in the two battles that turned the course of World War One. As of 2018, nothing anywhere close to this is for sale in the trade, nor listed in OCLC; neither are there any remotely similar auction records listed at ABPC nor the Rare Book Hub.

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         Far Away and Long Ago: A History of my Early Life

      london: J. M. Dent, 1918. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. True First edition/ First printing signed by the author. A clean, bright, and solid copy with a slightly bumped spine and minor discoloration to end papers, and slight wear to corners, which remain sharp and pointed. Green stain at top of text block as issued. A fine copy of the story of Hudson's early Argentinian days, a book considered by many as the evocation of childhood in England . Signed by author on frontis piece, under his picture, yours Sincerely W. H. Hudson. This is a wonderful collectible, for scholars and collectors of English histories and world tours by the early 20th century upper crust.

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         Steep Trails.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First edition, early printing of this collection of essays which covers the period from 1873 to 1902. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Edited by William Frederic Bade. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Rare in the original dust jacket. Originally published in 1918, this brilliant collection of letters and magazine articles spans nearly thirty years of Muir's writing. Here is Muir caught in a snowstorm below the peak of Mount Shasta; interviewing the one remaining miner in a Nevada ghost town; bathing "clean as a saint" in the Great Salt Lake, and sparring with Mormon elders; exploring the forests of Puget Sound, and climbing Mount Rainier; peering into the Grand Canyon, "a collection of stone books covering thousands of miles of shelving, tier on tier." "Muir's writing has survived for a century because he was not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. He didn't hunt or fish in the wilderness, sell trees or snag nuggets, and thus in a sense he has only been freshened for us by the passage of time" (Edward Hoagland). Kimes 351; BAL 14777.

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         An Illustration By a Victim of the Halifax Explosion : December 6th, 1917

      1918. Very Good in softcover. 22 by 14 cm. 7 pages. Paper wraps. Staple binding. One corner clipped but does not interfere with any text. Author was a Chief Master-at-Arms working at the Halifax shore at the time of the Halifax Explosion. In this document dated from January 25, 1918, just over a month after the explosion, he tells his story of the tragedy including the loss of two of his own children. John Gammon received the 'Order of the British Empire' for his actions in the aftermath. Gammon was assigned to the H.M.C.S. Niobe. Very scarce. Clean text pages.. Non-fiction, History, Halifax, Nova, Scotia, Explosion, 1917, Collectible. Catalogs: Non-Fiction, History.

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         Lawrence Olivier playing Maria in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918 - from Lord Olivier's own collection

      London: Alex Corbett, 1918 Book. Fine. No Binding. 1st Edition. Vintage photograph formerly owned by Lawrence Olivier which show the actor cross-dressed to perform the role of Maria in Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918. Oliver has annotated the verso of the card mount in pencil, at first mistaking himself for another of his schoolboy outings as Kate in the Taming of the Shrew but crossed this attribution through and writing instead: '12th Night First Appearance School show Old Theatre Stratford?' Olivier's schoolboy performances at All Saints' Choir School in London have entered theatre legend as several were attended by Ellen Terry who pronounced in her diary that the boy who played Brutus (Olivier) was 'already a great actor'. This photograph which bears the blindstamp of the photographer 'Alex Corbett, 21 Baker St, London' shows a grimacing Olivier stage right in role as the sharp-tongued Maria with a the cross-legged clown Feste downstage while other boys take on the roles of Toby Belch, Aguecheek etc. This vintage photograph is mounted on card which has slight dust marking but the image is sharp and fine. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of Hamlet and Henry V for mid-century Britain. This is one of several photographs currently offered by Modernfirsteditions to have come from Lord Olivier's personal collection. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book..

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         Coriandoli.

      - Napoli, Libreria della Diana, 1918, in-8, br. edit., pp. 42, (2). Stampato su carta pregiata, con barbe, intonso. Rara prima edizione (solo 3 esemplari in ICCU) con invio autografo dell'autore ad Emilio Cecchi; allegata letterina manoscritta dallo stesso, vergata in inchiostro blu e datata, come la dedica, Napoli 13-3-1919: "Illustre signor Cecchi! perdoni se Le invio questo volumetto stampato l'anno scorso da Gherardo Marone, e mi sia indulgente (.) dal suo Armando Curcio, Fuori Porta S. Gennaro, 10". Il futuro fondatore dell'omonima casa editrice, allora scrittore esordiente, era sodale di Marone, che fu principale animatore de "La Diana" (fondata nel 1914 ed uscita sino a marzo 1917), rivista antidannunziana vicina al movimento futurista (fra i collaboratori: Marinetti, Soffici, Ungaretti, Rebora, Saba, Sbarbaro ecc.) Cecchi aveva recensito la traduzione delle "Poesie giapponesi" di H. Shimoi pubblicata da Marone nel 1917, in un articolo il cui titolo, "Pesci rossi", fu ripreso per l'intera raccolta di saggi apparsa nel 1920. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Lawrence Olivier playing Maria in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918 - from Lord Olivier's own collection: Vintage Photograph

      Vintage photograph formerly owned by Lawrence Olivier which show the actor cross-dressed to perform the role of Maria in Twelfth Night as a schoolboy in 1918. Oliver has annotated the verso of the card mount in pencil, at first mistaking himself for another of his schoolboy outings as Kate in the Taming of the Shrew but crossed this attribution through and writing instead: '12th Night First Appearance School show Old Theatre Stratford?' Olivier's schoolboy performances at All Saints' Choir School in London have entered theatre legend as several were attended by Ellen Terry who pronounced in her diary that the boy who played Brutus (Olivier) was 'already a great actor'. This photograph which bears the blindstamp of the photographer 'Alex Corbett, 21 Baker St, London' shows a grimacing Olivier stage right in role as the sharp-tongued Maria with a the cross-legged clown Feste downstage while other boys take on the roles of Toby Belch, Aguecheek etc. This vintage photograph is mounted on card which has slight dust marking but the image is sharp and fine. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of Hamlet and Henry V for mid-century Britain. This is one of several photographs currently offered by Modernfirsteditions to have come from Lord Olivier's personal collection.

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         A History of the American People: Documentary Edition.

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1918 - First edition. Octavo, 10 volumes, bound in the publisher's three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, contains numerous plates and illustrations. One of 400 copies, signed by President Wilson on the limitation page. An excellent set of this scarce edition of Wilson's history of the American people, first published in 1902, this expanded edition was published at the start of his second term as President of the United States. Rare. "Wilson wanted to enhance the presidency by establishing a direct link to the American people. He thought the president, as their spokesman, should be the preeminent leader of the democratic nation. Long convinced that the British parliamentary government was better than the American constitutional system, he exerted personal influence on the legislative branch in unprecedented ways.The first president to hold regular press conferences, he sought to shape public opinion by managing news from the White House. Moreover, he delivered messages personally to Congress, reviving a practice that George Washington and John Adams had used on a few occasions. From Jefferson through Taft, other U.S. presidents had submitted only written messages" (ANB). As a writer, Wilson "propounded his own frontier thesis to explain American history. Influenced by conversations and correspondence with historian Frederick Jackson Turner, Wilson now credited the frontier, more than the Anglo-Saxon heritage, with the rise of freedom and democracy in the New World" (ANB). "As a lecturer and writer Wilson had a genius for simplification, for the clarification of the complex and the explanation of the relation of things. These qualities he carried into his political speeches and they account in part, at least, for the effect he exercised upon men's minds" (DAB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         1918. Neue Blätter für Kunst und Dichtung. Schriftleitung Hugo Zehder. Maiheft [Mai-Heft], Jahrgang 1.

      Verlag Emil Richter, Dresden Mai 1918. - 4°, dünner Kartoneinband, 24 Textseiten (wobei die Einbanddeckel mitgezählt sind), 4 s-w-Tafeln (3x mit je 2 Abb., 1x mit einer Abb.) fleckig, lichtrandig, falzig, Einband mit kleinen Läsuren, Läsur bis S. 10 (Einbanddeckel vorne deshalb mit Fehlstelle), Textseiten 11-14 fehlen, die Klee-Tafel ist lose und mit Läsuren, sonst gut. Gedruckt die Bilder "Gethsemane" von Oslar Kokoschka (als "Beilage" vorne), "Porträt seiner Mutter" und "Porträt Dr. F.N." von Kokoschka (auf erstem Abb.-Blatt), "Im Reich der Luft (1917)" und "Entfernung (1918" von Paul Klee (als Abb.-Blatt 2) und 2x "Aus der Bach-Mappe" von Kokoschka (Abb.-Blatt 3). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Now First Published Edited With Notes By Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate

      The First UK printing published by Humphrey Milford (London) in 1918. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition with some offsetting to the board covers. Light toning to the spine white linen. Mild rubbing to the spine paper label. Light toning to the text block and page edges. Offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. One of only 750 copies which were issued - 50 were first given away prior to sale (it took until 1928 to sell them all): [viii], 124 pp., 2 portrait plates, 2 double-page facsimiles, 2 facsimiles of signatures within the text. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith - he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that, collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, this 'sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition' (ODNB) was published. This single volume now ranks as one of the most important and influential poetry collections published in the century (Dunne A38). Protected in a loose mylar archival covering. Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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         Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Now First Published. Edited With Notes By Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate

      Humphrey Milford (London) 1918 - The First UK printing published by Humphrey Milford (London) in 1918. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition with some offsetting to the board covers. Light toning to the spine white linen. Mild rubbing to the spine paper label. Light toning to the text block and page edges. Offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. One of only 750 copies which were issued - 50 were first given away prior to sale (it took until 1928 to sell them all): [viii], 124 pp., 2 portrait plates, 2 double-page facsimiles, 2 facsimiles of signatures within the text. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith - he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that, collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, this 'sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition' (ODNB) was published. This single volume now ranks as one of the most important and influential poetry collections published in the century (Dunne A38). Protected in a loose mylar archival covering. Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le Petit Pierre [ Edition originale ]

      Calmann-Lévy 1918 - Un des 200 exemplaires sur papier de hollande numéroté, 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-maroquin à coins rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Semet et Plumelle, Calmann-Lévy, Paris, s.d. [1918 ], 338 pp. Bel exemplaire en parfait état du tirage de tête sur hollande (avec 100 japon), parfaitement relié par Semet et Plumelle (ex-libris en garde). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Der Forellenfang mit der Kunstfliege. Einige Ratschläge für Anfänger.

      Genf, Verlag \"Pèche et Sport S. A.\" (1918); EA; ca 20x14 cm; 232 Seiten mit mehreren Abbildungen; Originalbroschureinband (Einband leicht bestoßen, hinterer Einbanddeckel in der Ecke mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, die letzten 4 Blätter davon leicht betroffen; eine Lage gering gelockert; gutes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Angeln; Fliegenfischen

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         Uhr der Firma Blessing in ein Holz-Propellerteil eines Flugzeuges eingebaut

      Blessing, ohne Ort, (um 1918). Maße: 68 cm x 20 cm x 15 cm - Propeller mit Bezeichnung: "No. 4818 PS100 Mercedes ST 145 D270" -

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         The Tin Woodman of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co. 1918 - First edition, first printing, with publisher listed as Reilly & Britton (later printings listed as Reilly & Lee, as the publisher changed their name in the year of publication), and 12 full color plates by John R. Neill. Publisher’s red-brown cloth, stamped in black to spine, with John R. Neill’s mounted pictorial panel to front board, black and white pictorial endpapers, lacking dust jacket as usual. A very good copy with light wear to extremities, slight lean to spine, both hinges cracked and holding, page edges lightly toned and a few pages with small tears, rear free endpaper with an embossed stamp. Overall a pleasing copy. The Tin Woodman is the twelfth book in Baum’s Oz series, and reveals to readers the story of how the Tin Woodman came to be made of tin. He tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the East chopped off parts of his body to turn them into tin after the Woodman fell in love with her ward, Nimmie Amee. However, once the witch removed the Woodman’s heart, he stopped loving Nimmie Amee and left her. The events of this book, which take place after Dorothy helped the Tin Woodman get a heart in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, tell of the Woodman’s journey to find his lost love. Notably, the publication of this book marked the end of a decline in sales for the Oz series, as the title sold 18,600 copies and was considered a bestseller. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Artilleriebeobachtungsstand." Großer Baum, an dem eine lange Leiter lehnt, darunter Schützengräben, rechts am Himmel ein Fallschirm.

      - Feder in Schwarz, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, auf Untersatz montiert, dort rechts unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert „.ombrich 1918 Walter v. Wecus", links betitelt „ Artilleriebeobachtungsstand". 19:16 cm. Besuch der Kunstgewerbeschule in Düsseldorf seit 1908, die durch ihren Leiter, dem Architekten Wilhelm Kreis (1873-1955), durch architektonisch ausgerichtete Lehrinhalte geprägt war. Dadurch erhielt von Wecus eine deutlich architektonisch geprägte Grundausbildung. 1910 unterbrach er sein Studium, um ein Praktikum in einem Maler- und Anstreicher-Betrieb zu machen. Studienreisen führten ihn nach München, Paris und Berlin. Bei Ausbruch des 1. Weltkrieges 1914 meldete er sich als Freiwilliger. Mit dem Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 261 wurde er nach Frankreich an die Westfront und nach Rußland an die Ostfront geschickt. Er erhielt den Auftrag, die Geschichte seines Regiments künstlerisch zu dokumentieren. Nach dem Krieg versuchte er in der Kunstszene seiner Heimatstadt Fuß zu fassen, war Mitglied im Künstlerverein „Malkasten" und Mitbegründer der expressionistischen Künstlergruppe „Die Form" und fand Zugang zu den linksgerichteten Künstlergruppen „Aktivistenbund 1919" und „Junges Rheinland". Seine eigenwilligen Zeichnungen mit Darstellungen aus dem Felde fanden Anerkennung bei der Kunstkritik und der Düsseldorfer Galerist Alfred Flechtheim stellte ihn Februar/März 1920 aus. Später beschäftigte er sich intensiv mit Bühnenbildentwürfen für das Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf und wurde ein gefragter Bühnenbildner. Der Direktor der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Walter Kaesbach (1879-1971), beauftragte ihn 1925 mit dem Aufbau und der Leitung einer „Klasse für Bühnenkunst". Es war die erste Bühnenkunst-Klasse an einer deutschen Hochschule. Mit erst 33 Jahren wurde von Wecus 1926 dort zum Professor ernannt. In den Jahren des Nationalsozialismus betätigte er sich als Architekt und als Gestalter von Propagandaausstellungen. 1958, mit Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres wurde von Wecus an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf ehrenvoll emeritiert. Bis dahin hatte er 408 Bühnenbildner ausgebildet.

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         OYSTER BAY TOWN RECORDS Long Island, New York

      New York: Tobias A. Wright Inc.. Very Good+. 1918-1938. Hardcover. 7 volumes with publication dates from 1918 to 1938. Clean green cloth with gilt decorated spines. Texts tight, clean & intact. Vol. 1 has pictorial frontispiece & fold out map at rear . Vol 1 apparently published in 1916 with a slightly different binding than other 6 volumes. The seven volumes cover time frame 1653-1795. Published by the order of the town. Compared, annotated and indexed by John Cox Jr. Vol.1 Near fine; Vols. 2, 3, 4, 6 VG+; Vol. 5's rear internal hinge mended with cover firmly attached. Vol. 7 page 12 has a mended edge tear. Prior owners ink stamp on front endpaper. New York, Long Island; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5041 pages .

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         Gebeugter Rückenakt.

      - Scherenschnitt, 1918, auf chamoisfarbenes Papier geklebt, links unten betitelt „Gebeugter Rückenakt", rechts unten signiert und datiert „Strohmeyer 1918.". Blattgröße 23,7:17,3 cm. Mit kleiner Läsur unterhalb der linken Kniekehle. Strohmeyer war Mitarbeiter der Wochenschrift für freiheitliche Politik und Literatur „Die Aktion", dem Sprachrohr der expressionistischen Kunst, erschienen in 22 Jahrgängen von 1911-1932. Des Künstlers Beiträge stammen aus den Jahren 1915-1919. Franz Pfemfert 1879-1954, Publizist) widmete Ottheinrich Strohmeyer das DIE AKTION-Sonderheft STROHMEYER, VII. Jahr, Nr. 47/48, 1. Dez. 1917 mit 14 Original-Holzschnitten Strohmeyers.

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         The Tin Woodman of Oz

      The Reilly & Britton Co., 1918 First edition, first printing, with publisher listed as Reilly & Britton (later printings listed as Reilly & Lee, as the publisher changed their name in the year of publication), and 12 full color plates by John R. Neill. Publisher

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         "A Quiet Place" World Premiere Poster Signed

      Poster signed by the American conductor and composer (1918-1990), and librettist Sam Wadsworth, for the world premiere of Bernstein´s 1-act opera "A Quiet Place". This performance took place in Houston, Texas, June 17th, 1983, together with another opera by Bernstein, "Trouble in Tahiti". After this widely criticized and quite unsuccessful premiere of "A Quiet Place", Bernstein and Wadsworth revised the opera cutting some scenes, incorporating "Trouble in Tahiti" in a new, second act of a 3-act version of this opera. Size is 18.5 x 25.5 inches, some overall yellowish tone that is not present on borders (since this was kept framed), otherwise in very good condition.

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         W.Seldow (FEV0054) Photographie. Cinéma. Charlie Chaplin. Charlo. Rare épreuve d'époque. "Une vie de chien" Circa 1918. 18 x 24 cm. Nombreuse indication au dos.

      - Photographie. Cinéma. Charlie Chaplin. Charlo. Rare épreuve d'époque. "Une vie de chien" Circa 1918. 18 x 24 cm. Nombreuse indication au dos. Photographies originale / Original photograph

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         L' athlète des pompes funèbres *

      Sans nom ni lieu (1918). - Broché, couverture imprimée. Bords un brin insolés pour ce recueil insolent. Rare ouvrage des débuts probablement publié aux Imprimeries Réunies de Lausanne, comme les "Poèmes et dessins de la fille née sans mère" dont il épouse les caractéristiques, même format, typo, époque, etc. daté de Begnins en novembre 1918.Picabia, alors dépressif, y vint se faire soigner par le neurologue Brunschweiler, à qui fut d'ailleurs dédié le titre pré cité et dont il fera un élégant portrait de sa compagne.Avec un envoi minimaliste d'époque de l'auteur-artiste à un ressortissant probablement nord africain, suivi d'une nouvelle mention d'appartenance à un autochtone en 1923.Précieux exemplaire personnalisé de cet ouvrage, le meilleur auquel on puisse prétendre à défaut de tirage en grand papier.

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         Atlas d'ophtalmoscopie de guerre

      Lagrange Atlas d'ophtalmoscopie de guerre. Masson 1918 BUONE Rigida

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         Gems of Chinese Verse, Translated into English Verse by W. J. B. Fletcher. Original First Edition

      Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1918 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 22.2*15.7cm, 242p. Boards slightly worn, otherwise a good hardcover with clean pages. Extremely rare first edition copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Exiles; a play in three acts

      Grant Richards Ltd, 1918 - Binding with some edgewear and a little soiling, spine label chipped, some foxing and browning to end-papers and last few leaves, but a very good copy; two small labels on front pastedown

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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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         COTTON CALLS U-BOAT MURDERS A STUNT

      London 1918 - Placard "COTTON CALLS U-BOAT MURDERS A STUNT". Edges worn, otherwise good. Folded.

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         Ardours and Endurances

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1918] - Octavo. Original blue boards, titles gilt to spine and imprint to front. Spine dulled, a few faint marks to cloth, frontispiece creased and torn by the author himself (and reattached by the owner with note), otherwise sound and internally clean, a very good copy. Photographic portrait frontispiece. First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894–1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court Justice Pierrepont Isham. The portrait frontispiece has been torn out and scrunched up by the poet, latterly reattached with the annotation in Kellogg's hand to the blank recto, "Torn out by R.N. at Morristown in a fit of disgust – quite affected!", and additionally teasingly annotated the handsome portrait itself "'The Flapper's Delight'". The rear endpapers bear in pencil (likely in Nichols's hand) a pointedly modernist reading list comprising works by D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Dorothy Richardson, and Virginia Woolf. Kellogg has also noted beneath that these are "books recommended by R.N." and notes that in the text, of the "marginal notes three are by R.N. while reading aloud" (see pp. 113–14). Kellogg hosted Nichols in Morristown, New Jersey, just after the end of the First World War. Laid-in are the first two pages of an incomplete autograph letter from Lois Kellogg, dated December 1918, which relate to her mother the experience of having the poet to stay: "The poet is returning after tea and I'll have time for a line to you. It has been a most perfect week-end! Can you imagine a timid, erratic, quite conceited, shell-shocked poet being drawn out and coaxed along by Aunt Jane with her wonderful tact and humour and that irresistible chuckle? Of course Robert Nichols is nothing but a very young & very self-centred but exceedingly brilliant and charming human – he takes all kinds of 'poetic-licence'. The way American ovation is going to his silly young head makes me weep – he is such a nice boy and a really gifted writer. The sooner he goes back to England the better, for now his head and his purse are swelling (he has become quite commercially interested in the Hearst Magazine for which he is this minute attempting to finish a clever but purely popular article) and after he has made enough money off us he will go back home to his sick father and his wounded brother and all the rest of them too tired of war to make such a fuss over him and perhaps he may get sobered down a bit". There is also a contemporary photograph laid-in showing Nichols posing with a young girl. This US edition, published in the year after the UK first, includes a new introduction by Nichols. Hayward 333 (UK edition); Reilly p.236. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         [Text in Russian] Bor'ba. Sotsial'naya Drama [Strife: A Social Drama]

      Moskva: Knigoizdatel'stvo Dennitsa, 1918. First Russian Edition. Paperback. First Russian edition of Galsworthy's play Strife (1909), whose main action revolves around a prolonged strike at a Welsh factory. Voted one of the 100 most influential plays of the 20th century by the National Theatre. OCLC locates one copy of the Russian edition as of April, 2017, at the Library of Congress. Slim folio (34cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers recently rebacked; [2],76pp.; 4 color plates mounted in text after Denisov's set desings. Wrappers a bit worn along extremities with a few shallow closed tears and small losses, the whole a bit soiled and foxed, rear wrapper with old ink bookseller's note, else Very Good and sound, internally about fine.

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        Poems. Now first published edited with notes by Robert Bridges Poet Laureate.

      London: Humphrey Milford, 1918 - Octavo. Original cream cloth-backed blue boards, spine lettered in black on a paper label. With the original glassine. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Trivial nicks to tail of spine, some minor foxing within, but an excellent copy, with the fragile glassine only a little creased and bearing a few tiny chips at the edges. Superb. With 2 photogravure portraits and 2 double-page plates. First edition, with the rare glassine jacket, one of 750 copies only, of which the bibliography states 50 were given away prior to publication (it took until 1928 to sell them all). Trade copies were issued in a plain paper jacket priced at 12s. 6d., but this original unpriced glassine may well designate one of the 50 copies issued prior to sale. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) published very few poems in his lifetime and destroyed many of his early writings in a crisis of faith – he had been received into the Roman Catholic faith by Cardinal Newman himself in 1866, and in 1868 made a bonfire of his juvenilia. It was only decades after his death that this "sensitive, handsome, and almost complete small edition" (ODNB), collected and largely designed by Hopkins's friend and admirer Robert Bridges, was published. Contemporary reviews were mixed though some were stridently positive, such as Theodore Maynard: "A shy mid-Victorian priest, writing while Tennyson, Swinburne and Patmore led their various schools, was more modern than the most freakish modern would dare to be. He is the last word in technical development". Sales were slow and it had only just sold out by 1930, when "a second edition was called for by the poetry public who were demanding new, difficult poetic voices. Advocated especially by I. A. Richards, F. R. Leavis, William Empson, and Michael Roberts, so that his poems appeared in general and modernistic anthologies, followed by university and school syllabuses, Hopkins had suddenly become a popular modern poet". Notwithstanding the long time coming, this single volume now ranks as one of the most important in influential poetry collections published in the century. Dunne A38; Hayward 335. [Attributes: First Edition]

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