WORLD WAR I
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Paris: Coquerer, 1919. A collection of 12 mounted black & white prints depicting architectural damage. Thin elephant portfolio with ties, cloth-backed boards (folio is well-rubbed and bumped at corners, but plates are fine). Loose plates as issued, with handwritten titles under each. Paris: Coquerer Imprimeur, 1919. Very good.
Gorgeous signature "John Buchan", on the bound-in limitation page to his book: The Autograph Edition of "A History of the Great War", limited to Five Hundred Signed and Numbered Copies, c. 1922. Fine condition. Scottish novelist, historian and Unionist politician who served as 15th Governor General of Canada.
Philadelphia: Ketterlinus, 1917. Original poster. Color lithograph. 30 x 20 inches. This eye-catching poster features a bald eagle framed in a royal blue background. From its nest below, warplanes pour from hangars, flying towards the viewer. Charles Livingston Bull (1874-1932) was a wildlife illustrator from Rochester, New York, who produced a number of animal-themed posters during WWI. Good condition. Minor tear at bottom edge. Minor foxing. Small piece missing lower right margin not affecting image.
Boston: Forbes, 1917. Original poster. Lithograph. Measures 30 x 40". This beautifully-rendered World War I-era poster is a fine example of the work of Howard Chandler Christy, one of the foremost illustrators of wartime posters in the US. This poster features one of the artist's typical "Christy Girls" waving an American flag with a backdrop of storming troops behind her. The scene is rendered in a watercolor-like style that likely contributed greatly to the poster's effectiveness in motivating American citizens.....
London: Underground Electric Railways Co. of London, Ltd., 1915. Original poster. Color lithograph. 40 x 25 inches. This poster features an illustration of an idyllic English village scene. Villagers sit beneath large trees on the grass in front of a church. They are surrounded by cottages with thatched roofs. The text at the top indicates the motivational nature of the poster, reminding the viewer what they were fighting for. It reads: "The Underground Railways of London, knowing how many of.....
London: Methuen, 1917. Illus. 8vo, original blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled, ex-lib, corners bumped, scattered light foxing to margins, including margins of some illustrations. London: Methuen, (1917). Author was an British journalist living in Berlin. He was arrested on suspicion of espionage and kept in the Ruhleben Prison Camp.
New York: US Printing & Litho. Co. Original poster. Color lithograph. 27 7/8" x 21 1/2" World War I poster published by the United States Fuel Administration promoting the sale of coal. Reads "Get it out of Uncle Sam's way - he needs the railroads for the war." Frederick G. Cooper (1883-1962) was a graphic designer and illustrator well known for his cartoons and typography. In addition to his regular contributions to Life magazine, he also produced several posters for.....
Boffres: 1916. 4 pages, each two-page fold-out measuring 7 x 8.75 inches, Boffres, Ardeche, July 19, 1916. In this letter about his correspondent's presentation of "Chant de la Cloche," D'Indy reports that the French are gaining the upper hand in the war, which has not prevented concerts from being held at Paris during the winter, even though there is a shortage of men. One horizontal fold; otherwise near fine.
Paris: Imp. H. Chachoin, 1918. Poster. Lithograph. 31" x 23.5". Compelling World War I museum exhibition poster. Title translates to "The Great War. The effort and ideal of Great Britain. Represented by a series of lithographs." An image of a soldier walking is at the forefront, the height of the poster. Smaller scale in the background is a town and a lone woman holding a child looks on.