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  • Edition: First UK Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good++
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A Four Volume set of 'Parades End'. ALL are the First UK Printings published by Duckworth between 1924-28. Vol.1 : 'SOME DO NOT' (published 1924), in olive green cloth with white lettering. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Pushing to the spine ends and light bumping to the corners. Fading of colouring to the spine and the white lettering but sill legible. Minor rubbing to the edges in a few places. Text-block lightly toned and spotted. Light offsetting and spotting to the endpapers and prelims. Light spotting to the page edges in places. The binding remains tight. Free from inscriptions. No wrapper present. David Dow Harvey's bibliography does not mention a wrapper until under the reprints for the same year as the first impression. It is unclear as to whether the first state was actually issued with a wrapper as the reprint wrapper's price was the same price as the first issue of 7/6 net. An extremely scarce title to find in any condition. Vol. 2 : 'NO MORE PARADES' (published 1925). The BOOK and WRAPPER ... Read more

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Berlin: Morawe & Scheffelt, 1921. NUMBER ONE OF ONLY TEN SETS OF THIS OUTSTANDING PORTFOLIO OF EXPRESSIONIST ETCHINGS, WITH MANY OF THE ETCHINGS PRINTED ON OLD JAPANESE PAPER. In 1918 German novelist Hans Bethge wrote "Satuila oder vom Zauber der Suedsee" ("Satuila or the Enchantment of the South Sea"), the story of a young woman in Samoa. It is a sensual, escapist tale: the situation in Germany was quite terrible after the defeat in WWI, and there was great demand for escapism. This novel was a hit, and a deluxe edition, with 6 original etchings by German Expressionist artist Georg Alexander Mathey, was published in Berlin in 1921. The etchings are extremely beautiful, perfectly capturing the lush sensuality of the landscape and the unabashed sexuality of the characters (similar to the depictions of Gypsies by Otto Mueller, from about the same time). This edition of the novel was limited to 250 copies. Aside from the book edition, 10 sets of the etchings were printed, with la ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
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London: George Allen & Unwin, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed by Dos Passos on the Front flyleaf, with also, glued to the second (blank) flyleaf, is an 11-line handwritten letter to the same collector agreeing to sign some of his books, and instructing him where & when to send them (in Provincetown). The book itself is a fine copy, and apart from one small edge-tear to the fore-edge of page 19/20, and some light fading to the spine edges, has almost no wear. This is thanks to a beautiful copy of the original dust-jacket, which has only the slightest wear to the extremities, but is otherwise bright and intact. This is the first issue of the book, with the word "flat" obliterated on line 32 of page 35. Highly desirable copy of this highspot - Dos Passos' first book - based on his experiences in the Great War.

Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC, New Hampshire, United States
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Despised and Rejected

Fitzroy, A.T. (pseudonym of Rose Laure Allantini Scott)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
London, UK: C.W. Daniel Ltd., 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Size=5.5"x8.". (full book description) C.W. Daniel Ltd., London, UK, 1918. 1st Edition VG-, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x8.", 350 pages. Blue cloth, dark blue lettering and trim. Partial ring stain on front cover, page ends moderately browned, 1/4"x3/8" brown spot on pages 86/87, o.w. a clean and fairly bright copy. No ink names, bookplates, underlines etc. Landmark book in the field of gay/lesbian literature. A novel with pacifist overtones. This and its openly gay & lesbian characters caused its immediate seizure on publication and subsequent banning. It concerns a London pacifist & socialist circles in WWI & with a gay man & gay woman & shows the persecution of gays, pacificists & Jews. A RARE first edition. [Gay Literature; Gay Novels; World War I; Pacifism; Lesbianism; Homosexuality; First Editions; Rare Books] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT ... Read more

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Marines and Others

Thomason, John W.

  • Edition: No "A" but bears first edition date of 1929 on title p
  • Book condition: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed to George O'Connor, signed in 1942. Signed humorous card for Cha
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New York: Scribner, 1929. No "A" but bears first edition date of 1929 on title page. Hardcover. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed to George O'Connor, signed in 1942. Signed humorous card for Chaplain service laid in. A sketch apparently by Thomason laid in. Cover worn and soiled. Some pages roughly cut. Discoloration to.... Thomason, John W.. xi, 290 pages. 22 cm. Illustrations. This is a rare item with an inscribed title page, signed ephemeral item, and what seems to be a drawing by Thomason. Portions copyrighted by International Magazine Company in 1928 and 1929. Thomason died at the age of 51, after a brief illness. He has served in WWI, Cuba, Nicaragua and China. At the time of his death he was assigned to the Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet, stationed at San Diego, CA. This may be one of the last of his books that he autographed! Illustration on page 4 not cited in list of illustrations; there are a number of uncited illustrations marking section endin ... Read more

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  • Edition: F First Edition Collectible
  • Book condition: Very Good
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NP: The Author. F First Edition Collectible. H Hard Cover. Very Good. "For Peter, Playing Indian" is 130 page unpublished manuscript by author and adventurer Elisabeth Zulauf Kelemen (130 leaves, numbered top right, typed recto only) hand-typed manuscript is hand-bound in blue cloth, is one of only FOUR COPIES (this is copy "No. A1"), and is signed in pencil, and also signed and inscribed by author in ink "To my dearest Eleanor, who will recognize some of her own ideas!". It includes a leaf of the author's original holograph manuscript (with drawings), as frontispiece. The typed text also includes some holograph corrections and emendations in ink. The text is a young adult-oriented narrative set during the War of the American Revolution, in the wilds of the west. In rough outline: Joel is a boy living somewhere on the Western frontier of the colonies. He lives in an area where Native Americans have been killed or driven off, but is aware of some of their traditions and sur ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition
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Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1914. First edition. First edition. Oblong quarto. Original supeb color pictorial paper covered boards with picture of child riding a sytlized horse on a sagging platform, with large volumnuous white clouds and blue sky in background. This is the extremely rare children's book written and illustrated by Charlotte Schaller with gorgeous pochoir illustrations throughout. The first of two children's books on the war by Schaller(both written and illustrated by her, and both published during the war. The story depicts Boby, his two sisters, and the neighborhood children acting out the first few months of the WWI. On rocking horse, enlisting his toy soldiers, ally to Belgians. One illustration, anticipating Surrealism, enacts the battle of Liege. The Belgian army, tiny black figures less than one inch high, wages a futile assault on a pair of Prussian boots that dominate the entire landscape and sky. Corners bumped, covers worn, finger-soiled, inner hinge week, on the whole a very ... Read more

Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books, Washington, United States
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  • Edition: First German edition
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Dresden: Emil Pahl, 1925. First German edition. 8vo.; brown paper over brown cloth boards, 304 pp. With Adolf Hitler's bookplate to front pastedown, at the bottom of which a previous owner has inexplicably penciled "Cristallnacht [sic], 9 Nov 1938." INSCRIBED by the author on the ffep, "Dem Führer in Verehrung / vom Verfasser das deutsch Ausgabe (roughly: "The Führer in admiration / from the author of this German edition"). Some minor fraying to cloth at joints; browning to cheap paper, a VG+ copy. A baker's dozen of this edition located in WorldCat (12 in German institutions). An outwardly unremarkable title from Adolf Hitler's personal library, but one actually teeming with significance and interesting historical connections. The title is the sole German edition of J. Ellis Barker's Cancer: How It Is Caused, How It Can Be Cured (1924), a homeopathic lay approach to the disease, which was mostly panned by the medical establishment. But homeopathy was one ... Read more

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Paris?, c. 1915. A UNIQUE SKETCHBOOK WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS (including several spectacular ones on color) BY SEVERAL OF THE MOST NOTED CARICATURISTS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, including SEM, CARAN D'ACHE, and HENRI FOURNIER. 40 leaves, almost all of which with drawings on both sides. Many of the drawings are unsigned (some are by Lafosse himself), but among the signed ones are several by Sem, Caran d'Ache, and Rola, and one by Fournier. First leaf: "Au grand artiste Robert Lafosse. Ses admirateurs." On very good wove paper. Oblong 8vo (13 x 21 cm). Original plain cloth cover. A couple of leaves detached (but present), else very good. Unique and important.

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The Nanking Cook Book

[Women's Auxiliary of the University of Nanking]

  • Edition: First Thus
  • Quantity available: 1
Shanghai: Presbyterian Mission Press, 1924. First Thus. Original quarter cloth over pictorially illustrated paper boards. Rubbing and general wear to the extremities and rear board, leaving the illustrations on the front board intact. Contemporary ownership signature of "E. C. Lechler C.M.S. Mienchu China" to the header of the title page. Later bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Internally overall a tight and clean copy without the usual staining found in culinary books; the present copy does have occasional signs of use in pencil, usually lightly correcting or annotating text. An enlargement and revision of The American Red Cross Book of Recipes from 1918, this new edition reflects a growing need for nutritious recipes and supply chain substitutions following wartime. The sole copy on the market, OCLC reports only 7 copies in the US and 11 worldwide. In their preface to this new cookery, the committee for the Women's Auxiliary explains in clear terms what sets their cookery apart. &q ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition 1st Printing
  • Book condition: Very Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Crosby, Lockwood And Son, 1908. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Maps, Charts, Photographs. Xix, 504 Pp + 5 Pp Ads At End. Second Edition, Revised And Expanded. Original Blue Cloth, Gilt, Beveled Edges. Inscribed In London By The Author To California Petroleum Geologist Ralph Arnold, And Dated In 1921. Covers Clean, All Gilt Still Brilliant, Light Fraying At Tips And Op Edge. Very Scarce, Only Three Institutional Holdings Shown In Worldcat. Most Similar Pre-Wwi Russian Publications Were Pulped During The Paper Shortage After The Russian Revolution.

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THE YOUNGER CHOIR

(KILMER, Joyce; MARKHAM, Edwin; UNTERMEYER, Louis; HARTMANN, Sadakichi; GALE, Zona; LEWISOHN, Ludwig; STERLING, George; etc.)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Corners worn, some typical edgewear. Front hinge cracked; paper on spine largely lacking; contents Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Moods Publishing, 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Corners worn, some typical edgewear. Front hinge cracked; paper on spine largely lacking; contents Very Good. Full parchment lettered in gilt. Copy #16 of only 50 autographed copies of a total edition of 500. This copy SIGNED by the editor, Edwin Markham, and 22 contributors including Louis Untermeyer and Joyce Kilmer, a very scarce autograph as he was killed in World War I. This anthology predates both Kilmer's and Untermeyer's first books.

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Death of a Hero

Aldington, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Paris: Henri Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930. 2 vols 1st "Authorized Unexpurgated Edition". 1 of 300 copies. Original publisher's printed buff paper wrappers.VG+-Nr Fine books in a VG slipcase, which shows some shelfwear.2 volumes: xii, 194; 212, [2] pp. 10-1/4" x 8" Death of a Hero is a World War I novel, Aldington's first. The work contains extensive colloquial speech, including profanity, discussion of sexuality and graphic descriptions of the war and of trench life, which Aldington, a WWI veteran, proclaimed as true to life. However, at the time of publication, there was extensive censorship in England, with a goodly number of contemporary works targeted by the censors. Clean with no marks.. 1st Edition. Card Covers. Near Fine/No Jacket - Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

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Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls

Van Dyne, Edith [L. Frank Baum]; Carsey, Alice (Illustration)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Near fine
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Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1918. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Good. Carsey, Alice. First printing (with Reilly & Britton imprint), with original dust jacket, octavo size, 255 pp. The fourth book of the "Mary Louise" series written by L. Frank Baum under his "Edith Van Dyne" pseudonym, and the last of Baum's books published during his lifetime. The fifth book in the series was penned by him but published posthumously; after Baum's death in 1919 Emma Speed Sampson took up the Van Dyne pen name and wrote the next five books in the series. In "Liberty Girls" Mary Louise and her gal pals collect funds to support service men, providing a shining example to girls of true patriotism and duty. Scarce with the dust jacket, this the first printing, published by "Reilly & Britton", with only three copies recorded in OCLC and, as of this writing, only two (lacking the dust jacket) available in the market. ___DESCRIPTION: Publisher's light blue c ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st edition
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Perth: Western Australia. 1922. 8vo, original green cloth boards (stamped in gilt and with the colours of the 28th), folding b&w photographic frontis plate, b&w plates, folding maps, b&w text illus, pp xv, 221. Spotting to boards, particularly to spine. Offsetting to endpapers. Small closed tear to the edge of the largest folding map (the the Australian Sector at the Gallipoli Peninsula). Very good condition. The history of the Western Australian battalion. Includes nominal rolls, roll of honour. The scarce first edition. (Note: although the title states Volume I, this is the only volume, complete in itself: planned subsequent books were never published.) 1st edition. Boards.

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Flammarion, Paris,, 1916. 8vo., First Edition, text in French; handsomely bound in full burgundy crushed morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt top, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With the index at end as is proper. First edition of the greatest French novel of the Great War and winner of the Prix Goncourt. 'No war book in any language, with the exception of 'All Quiet on the Western Front', has had the sale of 'Le Feu'' (Falls, 'War Books').'Under Fire' is the spirit of the infantry war in France, the letter and the spirit of reality' (Henry Williamson, referring to the title of the English edition). It was published simultaneously in three states: two private limited issues (33 copies on Japon and 165 copies in holland) and the trade edition as here. The fact that the trade editio ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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Chicago: Great Lakes Athletic Association , 1918. SCARCE. 14 monthly issues with great illustrated covers bound in quarto, green cloth, gilt lettering at spine, marbled end pages, Very Good, cloth rubbed, hinges cracked yet binding holding well, some small creases and small tears to pages. Published monthly by the Great Lakes Athletic Association, devoted to the interests of the United States Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, the Navys largest training installation and the home of the Navys only Boot Camp. Great WWI era magazines, numerous black and white photographs, lots of articles and photos about athletic teams, and wonderful color rear cover ads for Wrigley's gum. The Great Lakes Navy Bluejackets football team compiled a record of 7-0-2 and won the 1919 Rose Bowl, featuring three players (George Halas, Jimmy Conzelman, and Paddy Driscoll) who were later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Feb. 1919 issue features a team photo with those three pictured. . First Edition. Cloth ... Read more

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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917. First edition, 8vo, pp. 360; original limp green cloth, gilt title on cover; front hinge starting; a worn but reasonably sound copy. Presentation copy inscribed "With the combined compliments of 1917 M. G. Seelig, Charles Bagley Jr, and Ernest Seelig"(?) on front pastedown. A compilation of material from multiple sources, including the Harvey Cushing's chapters out of Keen's Surgery. That paper, when originally published, was Cushing's first systematic treatise on the technique of neurological surgery, "which propelled Cushing to international recognition and provided a foothold for the new specialty of neurosurgery." (Neurosugery, 2002).

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Folio Society,, 2017. 8vo., First Edition thus, with coloured portrait frontispiece, 8 coloured lithographs (a number double-page) and 9 smaller line illustrations in the text; patterned green paste-paper boards, green leather back lettered and ruled in gilt, green top, green endpapers, a fine copy in publisher's board slip-case illustrated and lettered in gilt. EDITION LIMITED TO 1250 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. A copy of the publisher's illustrated prospectus booklet is loosely inserted.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Newark [1929]: Colyer Printing Co., 1929. First Edition . Maroon Cloth. Fine. Louis V. Aronson Was An American Inventor, Industrialist And Philanthropist Who Is Best Remembered As The Inventor Of Ronson Lighters. Aronson Was An Exceptionally Gifted Young Man Who Graduated From Public School At The Age Of 12 Before Entering New York Technical School Specializing In Metallurgy, Practical Metal Working And Mechanical Drawing. At The Same Time, He Set Up A Laboratory In The Basement Of His Parent'S Home Where He Experimented With Plating Processes And Turned Out Money-Making Items While He Devised Ways Of Metalizing Common Items, In A Durable Finish Of Matte Gold, Including Flowers, Butterflies, Animal Claws And Baby Shoes. Aronson Demonstrated A Natural Ability For Designing Which Was Honed At The New York Technical School And Served Him Well Throughout His Life. He Excelled And Completed The School'S Four Year Academic Program In Three Years. When He Graduated In 1885, At The Tender Age Of 15, He Was ... Read more

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