Terms of the Armistice as Originally Supplied to the War Department, Washington, D.C. by American G.H.Q., Chaumont, France, November, 1918.

New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, Armistice Day, 1931. One of fifty copies, none of which were for sale, being intended for private distribution for Armistice Day, 1931. The text is reproduced from a photostat of the document in the War Department, Washington, D.C., containing the terms of the Armistice, as i Endpaper reproductions of the front pages of Le Figaro, The London Times, the New York Tribune, and a Berlin paper, announcing the Armistice in 1918. Binding extremities a bit rubbed. A very good, bright copy. Quarter black leather over aluminum covers. Spine stamped in silver with the numerals “11/11/18;” front cover stamped in black. Small quarto. [18] pp. (Item ID: 12085)


This is one of a very few books bound in aluminum, the miracle metal of the first part of the twentieth century. There are several others, including the Pillsbury cookbook by Mary Ellis Ames, Balanced Recipes (1933) and the Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue, The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age (1967), which chronicles the earlier part of the twentieth century. The slipcase to the Lakeside Press Moby Dick (1930), is also of aluminum.

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