2238 - 2489 FOREIGN HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY, TRAVELS
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; owner's entry on first free endpaper; upper hinge starting; sl. foxed. Gilding on backstrip faded; both covers faded.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; sm. stamp on recto first blank.
AND 2 others (of 3) by the same.
- Frontwr. almost loose. Otherwise fine.
= One of 150 copies on Japanese (this copy "no.84").
- Sl. yellowed. Wrappers sl. frayed, spine sl. worn.
= On backwr.: "Ye Berlyn Tapestrie is founded on the famous Bayeux Tapestry which recorded incidents of the Invasion of England by William the Conqueror."
AND 1 other: S. STRUBE and W.F. BLOOD, The Kaiser's Kalendar for 1915. Or The Dizzy Dream of Demented Willie (London, 1914, num. caricatural ills., orig. wr., obl. 8vo. Brown stains; wrs. frayed).
- Horizontal en vertical folds as issued; occas. trifle worn on folds; hole in upper right corner.
= Rare map showing the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente around 1914. The borders around the map show all contemporary European national leaders and the size and strength of their military system.
- Fine set. Slipcase worn/ faded. Wrappers of one vol. spine sl. split at foot of spine; one frontwr. sm. stain from tape repair.
= One of 100 numb. and signed (by the publisher?) copies on Japanese. Contains texts by i.a. M. Barrès, L. Bloy, E. Lamy and E. Verhaeren. Rare.
AND 2 others: G. CLEMENCEAU, Allez, Enfants de la Patrie! (...) (Paris, 1918, printed in 190 numb. copies, orig. wr., folio. Wrappers duststained) and P. ESCUDIER and J. RICHEPIN, Le Livre Rouge des Atrocités Allemandes (...) (Paris, n.d. (±1916), 40 plates/ ills. by J.G. DOMERGUE, orig. wr. by C. LÉANDRE, 4to. Wrappers frayed).
= Perhaps from the Ex Libris Jahrbuch 1933.
AND an ex libris for Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg.
= I.a. Die Heimat grüsst (Berlin, 1944); M. Luserke, Groen Oie am grauen Strom (Potsdam, 1942); R.G. Binding, Wir fordern Reims zur Übergabe auf (idem, 1942) and Buch der Jugend (Berlin, 1942).
- Strengthened w. scotch tape along folds on verso.
= Very rare war-time edition showing Germany when it was at its largest, before the invasion of the Soviet Union. The newly formed fascist Independent State of Croatia is shown without a clear border with Italy (unknown at the time of printing).
= Incl. 4 powers of attorney concerning the legacy of German Americans and their surviving dependants in Germany. Each document w. attached certificate signed by the 3rd Secretary of the American Embassy in Berlin, E. Tomlin Bailey. The American Embassy closed in December 1941, after the US entered the war.
AND a "Sterbeurkunde" (in duplicate) of a German soldier (Kurt Hans Hahn) who fell on the Eastern Front, in orig. envelope.