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         Nepali Grammar and Vocabulary

      Thacker, 1923. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; spine-cover and endpapers replaced hence a firm copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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         The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      London, England: Benn Brothers, Limited, 1923. The author's preface is dated January 1923. This is copy no. 142 of a first numberred impression of 1500 copies printed on rag paper and bound in art canvas. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. 11 x 8.5 inches. Putty-colored buckram binding with small, crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. Very lightly bumped spine head and tail, and with gently bumped corners. Hinges slightly tender although the text block is firmly bound in. With xvi and 240 numbered pages of text, interspersed with B&W figures, and with 128 illustrations appearing on 59 full-page plates, of which 11 of the illustrations are in color. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The tissue guards with explanatory notes. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. Note the following printer's error: Plate 53 is misnumbered as Plate 52, and Plate 55 is misnumbered as Plate 56. There are NO missing plates. The pastedowns are very clean. There is a semi-split just after the limitations page near the front of the book and there is a semi-split along the rear hinge. The splits appear to be cosmetic issues inasmuch as the cloth lining appears to be intact. Very small, ink library stamp from the Avery Brundage Collection to the bottom of the title page. Same stamp also to the top, fore and bottom edges and NOT on the pages themselves. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. All in all a desirable copy of an authoritative work, the purpose of which is to explain and illustrate as many varieties of Ming ceramic wares as possible. This book may be regarded as a sequel to the author's book, Early Ceramic Wares of China.. First British Edition. Buckram. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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         The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      Benn Brothers, Limited, London, England 1923 - The author's preface is dated January 1923. This is copy no. 142 of a first numberred impression of 1500 copies printed on rag paper and bound in art canvas. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. 11 x 8.5 inches. Putty-colored buckram binding with small, crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. Very lightly bumped spine head and tail, and with gently bumped corners. Hinges slightly tender although the text block is firmly bound in. With xvi and 240 numbered pages of text, interspersed with B&W figures, and with 128 illustrations appearing on 59 full-page plates, of which 11 of the illustrations are in color. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The tissue guards with explanatory notes. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. Note the following printer's error: Plate 53 is misnumbered as Plate 52, and Plate 55 is misnumbered as Plate 56. There are NO missing plates. The pastedowns are very clean. There is a semi-split just after the limitations page near the front of the book and there is a semi-split along the rear hinge. The splits appear to be cosmetic issues inasmuch as the cloth lining appears to be intact. Very small, ink library stamp from the Avery Brundage Collection to the bottom of the title page. Same stamp also to the top, fore and bottom edges and NOT on the pages themselves. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. All in all a desirable copy of an authoritative work, the purpose of which is to explain and illustrate as many varieties of Ming ceramic wares as possible. This book may be regarded as a sequel to the author's book, Early Ceramic Wares of China. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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         Eine moralische Erzählung.

      Berlin, Wendekreis Verlag 1923.. Gr.-8o, Opgmt.. 3 nn. Bl. (e. 2 we.), 36 SS., 6 nn. SS., (le. 3 we.).. Eines von 10 römisch nummerierten Exemplaren im Kersten-Einband (nur diese in dieser Einbandvariante! Ges. 100), auf Zanders-Bütten , mit 4 signierten Radierungen von Edmund Schaefer. Signierter Handeinband auf 4 durchgezogenen Bünden von Paul Kersten, präzise gearbeitet und bestens erhalten. Rodenberg 476.

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         Stranitsy iz moei zhizni [Pages From My Life].

      1923 - The important and rare memoirs of Empress Aleksandra Fedorovna’s closest confidant, and the person responsible for introducing Grigorii Rasputin to the Imperial Family. Vyrubova was a devoted a loyal companion to Aleksandra for many years, and these memoirs provide a detailed account of the royal family right up until their deaths. The memoirs were first printed in Russkaia letopis’ [Russian Chronicle], Number 4, 1922. This is the first separate edition. 11 pages of plates of photographs of images of the Imperial Family, including images from 1917 and reproductions of letters written whilst in captivity. 8vo. 200pp. Rebound in marbled card and blue buckram. Pages browned, spine slanted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tobie Mathew]
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         Ich und du

      Leipzig: Insel-Verlag. Erste Ausgabe mit dem originalen, schlichten Schutzumschlag. Der Schutzumschlag berieben und mit Fehlstelle. Einige Annotationen mit Bleistift im Text. / Octavo, 138pp. First edition. Annotated in pencil throughout, but a near fine copy in the exceptionally rare jacket, with some edgewear and a few small chips at the bottom edge of the jacket. Copies in dust jacket of this seminal modern theological text are of the greatest rarity.. Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1923. 8°. 137, (3) Seiten. Originaler Pappband mit Aufschrift in Zweifarbendruck (schwarz / rot). Erste Ausgabe mit dem originalen, schlichten Schutzumschlag. Der Schutzumschlag berieben und mit Fehlstelle. Einige Annotationen mit Bleistift im Text. / Octavo, 138pp. First edition. Annotated in pencil throughout, but a near fine copy in the exceptionally rare jacket, with some edgewear and a few small chips at the bottom edge of the jacket. Copies in dust jacket of this seminal modern theological text are of the greatest rarity. [Sarkowski 233]

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         The Prophet

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1923. Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine and to the front board together with a decorative roundel after a design by the author, top edge black. Frontispiece and 11 other plates after drawings by Gibran. Spine lightly sunned, extremities very gently bumped. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Gibran is one of a select group of literary geniuses whose greatest works were written in a language other than that of their birth. Others would include Beckett, Conrad and Nabokov. Born in the Lebanon Gibran emigrated to the US and having published several works in Arabic he produced The Prophet, his masterpiece, in English in 1923. It has remained in print ever since. This first printing, which ran to just 2000 copies, is a scarce book in any state.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Romain Rolland Der Mann und das Werk ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Frankfurt am Main: Rütten & Loening, 1923. Fine. Rütten & Loening, Frankfurt am Main 1923, 14x20,5cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Illustrated edition of 7 photographs and three facsimiles. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Publisher's binding half canvas tobacco back smooth, flat sandy cardboard with small scratches. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de 7 photographies et de 3 fac-similés. Rare envoi autographe signé de Stefan Zweig. Reliure de l'éditeur en demi toile tabac, dos lisse, plats de cartonnage sable comportant de petites éraflures.

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         Shackleton's Last Voyage

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd,, 1923. The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin Large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with large pictorial block, pictorial endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. Ownership inscription on half-title of "E. Kyffin Thomas", probably Evan Kyffin Thomas (1866-1935), youngest son of the Australian newspaper proprietor William Kyffin Thomas. An excellent copy. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911?-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939.

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         New Lands

      New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 249 p. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Purple topstain is somewhat rubbed off. Light dulling to gilt spine lettering. Jacket rubbed and scuffed, spine panel sunned, chipped in a number of places around edges, two small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso, price intact ($3.00). The second nonfiction work by the namesake of the Fortean Society, in its scarce jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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         Lady Hamilton. [1922/23]. [Signierte Original-Fotolithografie / signed original photolithograph].

      . . Original-Fotolithografie auf Büttenpapier von George Grosz signiert. Aus dem Werk: Alfred Richard Meyer, Lady Hamilton, Berlin Fritz Gurlitt 1923. Werkverzeichnis Dückers BII, 3. Maße Blatt: 29,5 x 24,4 cm. Maße Abbildung: 18,3 x 14,5 cm. Blatt im Randbereich wenig fleckig, an der ehemaligen Passepartoutgrenze gedunkelt. Gutes Exemplar. Original photolithograph on handmade paper, signed by George Grosz. From the book: Alfred Richard Meyer, Lady Hamilton, Berlin Fritz Gurlitt 1923. Catalogue raisonne Dückers BII, 3. Measure sheet: 29,5 x 24,4 cm. Measure plate/image: 18,3 x 14,5 cm. Sheet at the border area lightly spotted, former passepartout has built a visible frame. Good condition.

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         Fermé la nuit EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Nrf, 1923. Fine. Nrf, Paris 1923, 16,5x22,5cm, relié. - First edition, one of 108 copies reimposed format 4to foolscap, ours one of 100 numbered in Roman numerals registered, leading copy. Bound in half green morocco with long grain, smooth back slightly past covers and spine preserved. Beautiful copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 108 exemplaires réimposés au format in-4 tellière, le nôtre un des 100 exemplaires nominatifs numérotés en chiffres romains, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin vert à grain long, dos lisse très légèrement passé, couvertures et dos conservés. Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Rauch. Gestern und Heute; Rechts Roman Reihe: Vierter Band.

      München, O. C. Recht Verlag., 1923.. "Buchkunst" Druck- und Verlags-A.-G. / Bad Reichenhall. 235 S. (10 Ilustrationsseiten eingebunden aber nicht paginiert, alle mit Bleistift signiert "W.Lindgens 23") 8° (22,2cm), Original-Halb-Pergament, Kopffarbschnitt, Rückenprägung, Deckelillustration.. Zustand: Noch gut. Einband berieben und leicht fleckig. Papier alters- und qualitätsbedingt gebräunt. Vorsatzblätter farb. bedruckt. . - Frakturschrift. Deutsch von Johannes Guenther. "Von diesem Buch wurden 200 Exemplare auf altdeutschem Dickdruckpapier abgezogen und handschriftlich numeriert. Diese Exemplare enthalten 10 Lithographien von Walter Lindgens, die vom Künstler handgezeichnet sind. Dieses Buch trägt die Nr. 16" - Beschreibung: Original vellum backed boards with a design by Lindgens. Decorated end-papers. Covers rubbed and spotted. Paper uniformly yellowed. No.16/200 copies with 10 full-page lithographs by Lindgens each signed in pencil by the artist.

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         Les biches ballet avec chant en 1 acte EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Au Ménestrel, 1923. Fine. Au Ménestrel, Paris s.d. (1923), 25x32cm, broché. - First edition of the score, which he did not mention large paper, text in French from the French folk songs and translations in German and English established by Jacques Benoist-Méchin. first board illustrated with a drawing of Marie Laurencin. Rare and nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la partition, dont il n'est pas fait mention de grands papiers, du texte en français d'après des chansons populaires françaises et des traductions en allemand et en anglais établies par Jacques Benoist-Méchin. Premier plat illustré d'un dessin de Marie Laurencin. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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         Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Lithographische Skizzen.

      (Ohne Ort und Druck ) 1923 - Groß-Quart. Mit 10 (inklusive Titel) kolorierten (wohl aquarellierten) Original-Lithographien auf Büttenpapier von Walter Klemm, jeweils signiert und handschriftlich als "1. Probedruck" bezeichnet. Lose unter Passepartout gelegt. In Original-Halbpergamentflügelmappe mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette sowie Pergamentecken. Sehr seltene Graphikfolge zu Mozarts Oper, hier im ersten Probedruck vorliegend. – Sennewalt S.98, 23.8 (keine Autopsie; bezieht sich lediglich auf Abbildungen in der Monographie 'Walther Klemm', erschienen im Adam Kraft Vlg., Karlsbad, 1945); nicht bei Rodenberg, Mock und Söhn. – Walter Klemm (1883 - 1957) war Schüler u.a. bei Kolo Moser an der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule. Um 1903 entstanden erste Farbholzschnitte. Japonistische Tendenzen und eine Hinneigung zum Jugendstil waren erkennbar (siehe Sennewald S. 94), obwohl der von der Natur ausgehende "tief verwurzelte Realismus" immer bestimmend blieb (Mock, S. 20). Ab 1908 siedelte Klemm zusammen mit Carl Thiemann nach Dachau; dort gehörten Sie der Künstlerkolonie an. Ab 1913 leitete Klemm die graphische Abteilung der Weimarer Akademie, die 1919 bis 1925 Teil des Bauhauses wurde. Doch Klee, Kandinsky, Feiniger und andere blieben "ohne Einfluß auf den nach Realität und Lebensfülle strebenden Klemm", der erstaunlicherweise "die verschiedenen in Weimar sich ablösenden Schulrichtungen überlebte" (Mock S. 21). In der Verweigerung jeglicher Modeströmung sieht Sennewald den Grund, warum Klemm - obwohl "einer unserer feinsten Tierschilderer, ein vorzüglicher Graphiker, Lehrer und Illustrator" - heute nunmehr wenig beachtet wird. Mock fügt hinzu, daß Klemm zeitlebens die "Rivalität auf dem Kunstmarkt mied". Er stand in engen Kontakt zu Harry Graf Kessler. Während des Nationalsozialismus konnte Klemm unangefochten arbeiten, weil seine Kunst nicht als "entartet" angesehen wurde. Nach 1945 engagierte sich Klemm beim Wiederaufbau der Kunsthochschule Weimar. 1952 wurde er Ehrensenator der Hochschule für Architektur und Bildende Kunst ebendort (siehe Eisold S. 448 f.). - Die Technik der Lithographie erlaubte es Klemm - wie der vorliegenden Bilderfolge anzusehen ist - sehr "sensibel, [d.h.] mehr impressionistisch, voller atmosphärischer Stimmung" zu arbeiten (siehe Mock, S. 20). Darin liegt der deutlichste Unterschied zu seinen Holzschnitten. - Die Größe der Büttenbögen beträgt ca. 23,5 x 19,5 cm (mit Schwankungen). Die Deckelvignette zeigt die goldgeprägten Umrißlinien eines Dackels (?). Die Auflage (außerhalb der Probedrucke) betrug wohl 60 Exemplare (Vergleichsexemplar). - Berieben; Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen. Zwei Passepartouts an der oberen linken Ecke gestaucht; leicht gebräunt und vereinzelt leicht fleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Buch und Bucheinband. Aufsätze und graphische Blätter zum 60. Geburstag von Hans Loubier

      Large 4to. Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1923. Large 4to, 212 pp. Frontispiece portrait, 28 plates, and eight original prints (see below). Original patterned boards, vellum backstrip, label, slight edge wear but a pleasant copy. Edition de luxe, limited to 50 copies, each of which contained: a frontispiece portrait of Loubier by Orlik; a red and black title-page printed by E. R. Weiss; a print by F. W. Kleukens signed in pencil; an etching by Marcus Behmer signed in pencil; an etching by Heinrich Wolff signed in pencil; prints of three bookplates designed by Ehmcke, signed in ink; an original full-page wood-cut by Rudolf Koch, signed in pencil with his symbol; and an original wood-cut by E. R. Weiss. The text consists of essays on books and (mostly) bookbindings by the most respected experts of the day. Apparently quite rare, I have never seen another copy and no copy (even of the trade edition) is recorded at auction.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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         Die Chouans oder Die Bretagne im Jahre 1799., Mit einer doppelten Folge von Lithographien von Fritz Heubner. Die Drucke des Büchwerwinkels. Zweiter Druck.

      München, Der Bücherwinkel, 1923,. - 235(2) Textseiten auf unaufgeschnittenen, gefalteten Bögen in Originalkassette mit aufgeklebtem Titelschild. 4°. Die Illustrationen zum Text liegen lose bei. Dabei sind von den 120 Lithographien jeweils die Hälfte der 40 Rötel-Lithographien und die Hälfte der 80 s/w-Lithographien von Heubner signiert. Insgesamt also 60 signierte Original-Graphiken. "Die Chouans von.Balzac erschienen im Mai 1923 als zweiter Druck des Bücherwinkels in einer Auflage von 375 Exemplaren mit 60 Original-Lithographien von Fritz Heubner. Die Lithographien druckte die Kunstanstalt Heinr. Eigner, den Text in der Breitkopf-Fraktur die Offizin B. Heller in München. Fünfundsiebzig Exemplare, numeriert I - LXXV (um dieses Ausgabe handelt es sich bei dem vorliegenden Exemplar), liegt eine zweite Folge der Lithographien, jedes Blatt vom Künstler signiert, in einer Mappe bei.Nummer LXXIV. Von Heubner im Impressum signiert" (a.d. Impressum). Rodenberg 350,2. Die Kassette mit Einrissen an den Falzen. Innen ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Sehr selten. Very rare. With 60 signed of the 120 originally lithographs. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy

      London: George G. Harrap. (1923). First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good. (1923), First UK edition. Hardcover, large 4to., original vellum-backed boards, elaborate gilt on the spine. A beautiful production with 48 mounted color plates and 48 plates of text also mounted. Very Good. No dust jacket. Corners bumped. Faint discoloration to the binding. Strong binding. All plates securely attached. Light soil to the bottom margin of text plate 42 only. Timlin's fantastical illustrations of goblins, fairies, princesses and the like stand up to the work of his contemporaries such as Kay Nielsen. Digital images available upon request.

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         The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy

      George G. Harrap (1923), London - (1923), First UK edition. Hardcover, large 4to., original vellum-backed boards, elaborate gilt on the spine. A beautiful production with 48 mounted color plates and 48 plates of text also mounted. Very Good. No dust jacket. Corners bumped. Faint discoloration to the binding. Strong binding. All plates securely attached. Light soil to the bottom margin of text plate 42 only. Timlin's fantastical illustrations of goblins, fairies, princesses and the like stand up to the work of his contemporaries such as Kay Nielsen. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy

      London: George G. Harrap. (1923). First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good. (1923), First UK edition. Hardcover, large 4to., original vellum-backed boards, elaborate gilt on the spine. A beautiful production with 48 mounted color plates and 48 plates of text also mounted. Very Good. No dust jacket. Corners bumped. Faint discoloration to the binding. Strong binding. All plates securely attached. Light soil to the bottom margin of text plate 42 only. Timlin's fantastical illustrations of goblins, fairies, princesses and the like stand up to the work of his contemporaries such as Kay Nielsen. Digital images available upon request.

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         LEF. Zhurnal levovo fronta.

      LEF,, Moskau, 1923 - Jahrgang 1923, Nr. 2. Moskau, LEF, 1923. 24x15,5 cm. 177 S., 1 Bl. Mit 5 ganzseitigen Textillustrationen (2 farbigen und 2 von George Grosz)sowie einer Montage von A. Rodchenko auf dem Umschlag. OBr. Rowell 500 - Rodchenkos Montage hier mit Zeitungsausschnitten und Porträts in Schwarz und Grün. - (Rücken mit Ab-und Einriss. Einband etwas angerändert, angesaubt und fleckig, Hinterdeckel mit Tintenfleck. Name in Bleistift auf Titelbatt. Mit kleinen Randläsuren und Fehlstellen durch unsachgerechtes Aufschneiden. Papierbeding etwas gebräunt, stellenweise leicht fleckig). Sprache: Russisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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         Day Dreams ( Poems ) DayDreams In RARE Purple & White DustJacket of with 3 Headshots of Rudolph Valentino from The Sheik, Blood & Sand & Monsieur Beaucaire, Poetry and philosophical musings from Valentino,

      Hurst & Blackett, LONDON, Ltd. Publ. Paternoster House, E. C. ., 1923 HBDJ, 1923. 1st British Edition, VG/GOOD+, Blue Decorated Cloth Hard Cover Boards light Rub, Wear, & Tiny Corner Ding, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+ with Lite Soil wear & small chips Tears Edges. . Book is very clean, bright, tight and square. Tiny amount of wear at bottom of spine and bottom corners. Lovely copy. Dust wrapper is not clipped, is faded on the spine. Also has a small piece missing across top of spine (about 1/8" deep) and a rectangular piece about 1"x1/4" missing from top of rear panel. Closed tear about 2" long at bottom of rear panel. Enclosed in protective clear film Mylar . This original dust wrapper is very scarce. Unusual to find such a lovely copy in the original jacket. 5.6 X 3.5 inches Light Wear, Interior Nice Tight with Light FOXing , Wear, Back DJ small Tear Chips, DJ Spine FADE & ends tiny Chipping, , 143 pgs , NO Ads in Back, , then at the height of his career and just three years before his death. includes A Baby?s Skin, The Chalice, Solicitude, The Love Child, Nature, Wealth, Dust to Dust, Philosophy of Pessimist, Gems of Thought, Kaleidoscope of Love, ETC The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. While some are prosaic and trite, some show a depth of experience and understanding of life one doesn't expect from a 'film star'. It would be fascinating to know who all the initials are to whom his best poems are dedicated. The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. . Here's a real Hollywood novelty from the silent era. During Valentino's Very Artistic period when he was married to Natacha Rambova, this very singular 143-page volume was published in its first and only edition. Valentino actually claimed that these gems of verse had been set down by automatic writing and were in fact the work of his Indian spirit guide Black Feather.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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         Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1923 - Large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with large pictorial block, pictorial endpapers. Armorial bookplate of A. H. Richardson, who has inscribed his name in ink at the foot of the front cover and on the top edges; bookplate of J. B. Prentice on verso of front free endpaper. Binding a little used, small stain at head of spine, scattered foxing. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911–14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17. Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939. Howgego III, S25; Taurus 112.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Le grand écart EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Stock, 1923. Fine. Stock, Paris 1923, 12,5x19cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 500 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper. Our copy is enriched with a shipment of the author decorated with a drawing of the face of a young man. Back slightly past without gravity, nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil. Notre exemplaire est enrichi d'un envoi de Jean Cocteau agrémenté d'un dessin représentant le visage d'un jeune homme. Dos très légèrement passé sans gravité, agréable exemplaire.

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         Inom Baggemosa ägogränser. Bygdehistorier.

      Växjö, 1923. Originalupplaga. 21x14 cm. 126 s. Samtida brunt halvklotband med förgylld ryggtitel, mönstrade pärmpapper och marmorerade försättsblad. Omslag ej medbundet. Ryggändar och pärmhörn något nötta. Fläckat titelblad samt spridda fläckar och fingeravtryck i marginalerna. Kort reva i nedre marginalen på s. 115/116. ''Carl Moberg / Moshult!'' skrivet med blyerts på titelbladet; sannolikt Mobergs fars signatur. Dedikation: ''Till Kristina -- en bok som är i behov av kärleksfullt bemötande -- från Författaren som minne av den 22 juli 1954''. Mottagaren Kristina Odelberg/Hedenblad (1917-2005) hade under 40-talet och möjligen även senare en kärleksaffär med Moberg, som döpte Kristina i Utvandrarserien efter henne. Kärleksaffären upptäcktes via en svit om 30 böcker som Moberg dedicerat till henne. I exemplaret av Utvandrarna (1949) skriver han: "Till Kristina, min älskade, som lånat sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i denna bok, med tacksamhet och kärlek från Författaren", ett intyg som upprepas så sent som 1969 i pocketupplagan av Utvandrarserien: " Den 29/3 1969. / Till Kristina -- hon som givit sitt namn åt den kvinnliga huvudpersonen i utvandrarromanen och till Minnet / med innerlig tillgivenhet från Författaren", vilket visar att hon var fullt närvarande i hans tankevärld under hela denna tid och därmed mycket väl kan ha påverkat hans senare litterära produktion. Vad som ytterligare talar för detta är exemplaret av Vår ofödde son, en pjäs från 1945 som behandlar abort-problematik. Detta är den enda av böckerna som Kristina låtit binda in i ett påkostat rött skinnband, med en pärmficka längst bak där hon samlat tidningsartiklar om boken och dess författare. I Kristinas exemplar av den danska utgåvan av samma bok, utgiven 1947, finns en dedikation från översättaren: "Kaera Kristina! / Denne Bog, den til Dels handler om dig, sendes dig til Erindring -- ikke om Forfattaren, men om Oversatteren. / Din Carl Erik''

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         The Icenian - Autumn Term 1923 - The Magazine of the Norwich High School For Boys (now Langley School)

      The Norwich High School For Boys, 1923. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; No jacket; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; good condition; 28-page magazine; pages and the covers are clean; of particular interest to anyone associated with Langley School (formerly The Norwich High School For Boys). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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         Shackleton's Last Voyage

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd,, 1923. The Story of the Quest. From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin Large octavo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with large pictorial block, pictorial endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. Armorial bookplate of A. H. Richardson, who has inscribed his name in ink at the foot of the front cover and on the top edges; bookplate of J. B. Prentice on verso of front free endpaper. Binding a little used, small stain at head of spine, scattered foxing. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911?-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939.

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         Shackleton's Last Voyage

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.,, 1923. The Story of the Quest … From the Official Journal and Private Diary kept by Dr. A. H. Macklin Large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and rules to spine gilt and front board black,vignette to front board blocked in white, black and gilt, cream and blue illustrated endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 100 black and white plates from photographs, sketch maps in the text. Contemporary ownership signature to front pastedown. Spine faded, spine ends and tips a little worn and frayed, hinges cracked but holding, contents slightly foxed. A very good copy. First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911?-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23 but the explorer's death sapped Wild's desire to continue" (Howgego). A "handsome publication" reproducing "the last photographs of Shackleton to be taken" (Taurus). Wild emigrated to South Africa, and drifted into bankruptcy and alcoholism. He died destitute in Johannesburg in 1939.

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         Königin Christine

      George Muller, Munchen 1923 - 169 pages p. With with 29 lithographic frontispiece and 28 in the book by Ottomar Starke No 97 of 180 printed ex. Part of the "Welttheater" series of the publisher Bound in a beautifull contemporary private half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldtext on spine and goldlinedecorations on boards, upper edge gilt. Binding signed Hübel & Denck München [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Königin Christine.

      George Muller, Munchen, 1923. 169 pages pp. With with 29 lithographic frontispiece and 28 in the book by Ottomar Starke No 97 of 180 printed ex. Part of the ''Welttheater'' series of the publisher. Bound in a beautifull contemporary private half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldtext on spine and goldlinedecorations on boards, upper edge gilt. Binding signed Hübel & Denck München. First Edition.. 15062301

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         Le diable au corps EDITION ORIGINALE Service de presse ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Grasset, 1923. Fine. Grasset, Paris 1923, 12x19cm, broché sous étui. - First Edition, review copy. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to Prince Serge Wolkonsky. Two restorations top and bottom of the back, back flat and marginally insolated, yellowed paper, tiny marginal gaps on the first guard. Our copy of the full please insert glued on a guard, is presented in shirt-case Devauchelle: back morocco olive, anise paper boards, olive felt inside. Prince Serge Wolkonsky was director of the Bolshoi and the friend of his compatriot Sergei Diaghilev. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Rare envoi autographe signé de Raymond Radiguet au prince Serge Wolkonsky. Deux restaurations en tête et en pied du dos, dos et plats marginalement insolés, papier jauni, infimes manques marginaux sur la première garde. Notre exemplaire, complet de son prière d'insérer encollé sur une garde, est présenté sous chemise-étui de Devauchelle : dos de maroquin olive, plats de papier anis, intérieur de feutrine olive. Le prince Serge Wolkonsky fut directeur du Bolchoï et l'ami de son compatriote Serge de Diaghilev.

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         The Rover

      T. Fisher Unwin, London 1923 - 8vo. (8 x 5.5 inches). pp.317. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Pictorial d/w, not price-clipped (seven shillings and sixpence), a little nicked and rubbed to top edge, white panel to rear a little soiled, slightly soiled to top edge of interior of d/w. (In protective cover, causing both dimming and reflections in the digital image). A little tanning and spotting to endpapers, extrems. Personal pictorial bookplate to front pastedown (William Eustace Bevan). Dealer's remarks in pencil to front free endpaper: 'Page 221 (G) missing in Go' (the letter G should be lower case); 'Rare colour pictorial DJ'. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. This edition followed the American signed/limited edition. This copy has the rarer of the two states of the d/w, with typographic error of first state edition. A Very Good copy in a like d/w. Uncommon. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Mes journaliers précédés de La vie tragique de la bonne nomade EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: La Connaissance, 1923. Fine. La Connaissance, Paris 1923, 14x19cm, relié. - Original, one of 26 numbered copies on Holland paper Van Gelder, one a nominative printed for Edward Willermoz leading copy. Bound in half green morocco corners, back éclarci five nerves, initials and dates golden tail, golden on witnesses, covers and spine preserved, elegant binding signed JP Miguet head. First book entirely hand Eberhardt, this travelogue, illustrated with drawings by the author recounts his initiation and poetic journey Geneva at the gates of the Sahara. Found with other notebooks in the rubble of his home, this diary was kept until her husband and his descendants. Revealed in 1922, these precious documents have also led to the drafting of the first biography of Isabelle Eberhardt documented by Louis-René Doyon above the log. Touching autograph dedication of the author autograph Louis René Doyon sign of a close friend at the end of his preface. Beautiful copy pleasantly established by JP Miguet. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 26 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande van Gelder, celui-ci un des nominatifs imprimé pour Edouard Willermoz, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin vert à coins, dos éclairci à cinq nerfs, initiales et date dorées en queue, tête dorée sur témoins, couvertures et dos conservés, élégante reliure signée de J.P. Miguet. Premier ouvrage entièrement de la main de Eberhardt, ce carnet de route, illustré de croquis de l'auteur, relate son parcours initiatique et poétique de Genève aux portes de Sahara. Retrouvé avec d'autres cahiers dans les décombres de sa maison, ce carnet était conservé jusqu'alors par son mari et ses descendants. Révélés en 1922, ces précieux documents ont également permis la rédaction de la première biographie documentée de Isabelle Eberhardt, par Louis-René Doyon qui précède le journal. Emouvant envoi autographe signé de Louis René Doyon à une proche amie, à la fin de sa préface. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi par J.P. Miguet.

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         Ignaz Denner. Mit 12 handkolorierten Originallithographien von Walter Wellenstein.

      Berlin Carl P Chryselius 1923 - 44 Seiten und 12 farbige Tafeln. Orig. Halbpergamentband auf 4 Bünde 4° - Eins von 200 num. Exemplaren auf Bütten. Gedruckt auf der Handpresse des staatlichen Kunstgewerbemuseums in Leipzig. Dieses ist das Exemplar Nr. 184. - Jede Lithographie und das Impressum sind von Walter Wellenstein signiert. - Gut erhalten. - Riemer 93 Seite 241. 2000 gr. Einband mit besonderer Ausstattung

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         MY DISILLUSIONMENT IN RUSSIA

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Close to Fine in a close to Fine and very scarce dustwrapper with a clip at the bottom of the front flap apparently where the price was. Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket Affair, Emma Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She founded the anarchist journal MOTHER EARTH in 1906. Deported to Soviet Russia during the Red Scare of 1919, Goldman became disillusioned with the Bolsheviks' treatment of Russian anarchists.

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         MY DISILLUSIONMENT IN RUSSIA

      Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, NY 1923 - Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket Affair, Emma Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She founded the anarchist journal MOTHER EARTH in 1906. Deported to Soviet Russia during the Red Scare of 1919, Goldman became disillusioned with the Bolsheviks' treatment of Russian anarchists. Close to Fine in a close to Fine and very scarce dustwrapper with a clip at the bottom of the front flap apparently where the price was [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Vorträge der Bibliothek Warburg. I-II. Herausgeben von Fritz Saxl.) Vorträge 1921-1922; 1922-1923 / I. Teil

      B. G. Taubner 1923; 1924, Leipzig - Berlin - First editions. Second volume inscribed by Aby Warburg to Eduard Norden. In later half cloth. Two volumes bound into one. (6), (1)-185, (1) p. and (8) plates; (6), (1)-239, (1) p. and (9) plates. "Vorträge" was a series of lectures of the Warburg Institute. This copy is inscribed to Eduard Nordan (1868-1941), the German classical philologist and historian of religion, whose main work "Die Geburt des Kindes. Geschichte einer religiösen Idee" was published in the series of "Studien der Bibliothek Warburg" in 1924. With Norden's possessor's inscription on first page, in blue pencil. With Norden's notes and underlinings in pencil at few places in first volume and more in the second. Slightly trimmed. Overall in fine condition. In later half cloth. Two volumes bound into one First editions. Second volume inscribed by Aby Warburg to Eduard Norden. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         10 (9 eigenhändige, 1 masch.) Briefe und 4 Postkarten jeweils mit Unterschrift.

      23.12.1923 bis 15.12.1936., Ober-Schreiberhau (Riesengebirge). - Versch. Formate (meist 4°.) Zus. ca. 18 SS. Alle Schreiben sind an seinen in Landeshut in Schlesien lebenden jüdischen Freund Max Hamburger gerichtet. Am interessantesten ist der Brief vom 22. April 1933, der Stehrs Haltung zum Dritten Reich zeigt: ".Deine Besorgnis um meine Beziehung zu Dir, ist ein Zweifel, der eigentlich Dir und mir nicht zur Ehre gereicht. Alter Zwillingsbruder, wie sollten politische Wandlungen unser Verhältnis beeinträchtigen, da wir doch als Menschen, nicht als politische Komparsen mit einander verbunden sind? Du bist mein Freund, nicht weil, sondern trotzdem Du Jude bist. Ich stehe zu der Revolution, weiß aber auch und muß es eben hinnehmen, daß Zeiten der Gährung auch Trübes mit hervorwerfen. Das weißt Du so gut wie ich. [.] Vor der Hand müssen wir Hitler auf Knien danken, daß er den Kommunismus zerschlagen, den Klassenhaß ausgereutet hat und auf dem besten Wege ist, Deutschland zu einem einigen Reich zu machen." - Max Hamburger emigrierte 1938 nach England. - Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Gefaltet. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller. Ein Herbstgeschenk für Freunde des Weines. Mit Lithographien von Karl Dannemann. Nr. VI der Vorzugsausgabe in L (50) Exemplaren von der Buchbinderei H. Holzhey & Sohn in Leipzig mit der Hand in Saffian gebunden. Der Vorzugsausgabe wurde eine Mappe mit den Sonderdrucken der Lithos auf Japan und einer farbigen Handzeichnung beigegeben. (Sowohl das Buch im Impressum als auch jede einzelne Lithographie (29) und die farbige (Feder-) Zeichnung vom Künstler mit Bleistift handsigniert).

      München, Alf Häger 1923 - Der Pappschuber ist an den Kanten und Ecken leicht berieben; der Buch-Einband ist minimal angestaubt / fleckig; innen wenige winzige Unsauberheiten im Hadern-Papier; die Mappe ist etwas unfrisch - Außengelenke angeplatzt / geklebt und etwas fleckig; die darin befindlichen Lithographien und die Zeichnung (alle hinter Passpartout) sind sehr sauber; insgesamt ist dieses schöne Exemplar gut bis sehr gut (Buch und Lithographien) erhalten. 106 S., 30 Original-Lithographien; Mappe mit 29 s/w Lithos und einer aquarellierten Federzeichnung, Deutsch 1000g 8° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Saffian-Leder, Weinreben - Deckelbordüre, geprägte Deckelvignette (Bremer Stadtwappen), Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt,

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         Phantasien im Bremer Ratskeller. Ein Herbstgeschenk für Freunde des Weines. Mit Lithographien von Karl Dannemann. Nr. VI der Vorzugsausgabe in L (50) Exemplaren von der Buchbinderei H. Holzhey & Sohn in Leipzig mit der Hand in Saffian gebunden. Der Vorzugsausgabe wurde eine Mappe mit den Sonderdrucken der Lithos auf Japan und einer farbigen Handzeichnung beigegeben. (Sowohl das Buch im Impressum als auch jede einzelne Lithographie (29) und die farbige (Feder-) Zeichnung vom Künstler mit Bleistift handsigniert)

      München, Alf Häger 1923. 106 S., 30 Original-Lithographien; Mappe mit 29 s/w Lithos und einer aquarellierten Federzeichnung 8° goldgeprägtes Orig.- Saffian-Leder, Weinreben - Deckelbordüre, geprägte Deckelvignette (Bremer Stadtwappen), Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt Eins von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, insgesamt 400 Exemplare, - Der Pappschuber ist an den Kanten und Ecken leicht berieben; der Buch-Einband ist minimal angestaubt / fleckig; innen wenige winzige Unsauberheiten im Hadern-Papier; die Mappe ist etwas unfrisch - Außengelenke angeplatzt / geklebt und etwas fleckig; die darin befindlichen Lithographien und die Zeichnung (alle hinter Passpartout) sind sehr sauber; insgesamt ist dieses schöne Exemplar gut bis sehr gut (Buch und Lithographien) erhalten..

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         Manuscrit autographe complet pour les choeurs et les deux pianos des partit EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l.: S.n., 1923. Fine. S.n., s.l. 1923-1927, 27,5x35,5cm, broché. - Complete autograph signed and dated this piece for choir and piano with additions, deletions and corrections autographs Jacques Benoist-Méchin ranges and lyrics of this work adapted from the early poems of Jules Supervielle. We enclose the contract transferring the rights of this work to the music publisher B. Roudanez where figure by mistake the name of Jules Romains instead of that of Jules Supervielle. The set is presented under shirt cardboard and blankets calligraphed by the author. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Manuscrit autographe complet daté et signé de cette pièce pour choeurs et pianos comportant des ajouts, ratures et corrections autographes de Jacques Benoist-Méchin des portées et des paroles de cette oeuvre adaptée des poèmes de jeunesse de Jules Supervielle. Nous joignons le contrat de cession des droits de cette oeuvre à l'éditeur de musique B. Roudanez où figure par erreur le nom de Jules Romains en lieu et place de celui de Jules Supervielle. L'ensemble étant présenté sous chemise cartonnée et couvertures calligraphiées par l'auteur.

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         MOTHER'S RECORD OF BABY

      - BABY BOOK. MOTHER'S RECORD OF BABY from birth to five years of age compiled by Mary Clarke Colquhoun. Joliet: Volland (1923 10th ed). 4to, boards, pict. paste-on, AS NEW AND UNUSED IN GLASSINE! Illustrated in typical Volland style by LUCILLE PATTERSON MARSH in the style of Fannie Cory with beautiful color illustrations throughout. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Wares of the Ming Dynasty

      London, England: Benn Brothers, Limited, 1923. The author's preface is dated January 1923. This is copy no. 142 of a first numberred impression of 1500 copies printed on rag paper and bound in art canvas. Printed and bound in Great Britain by William Brendon and Son, The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. 11 x 8.5 inches. Putty-colored buckram binding with small, crisp gilt-stamped design to the front board and fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Exceptionally clean binding. Very lightly bumped spine head and tail, and with gently bumped corners. Hinges slightly tender although the text block is firmly bound in. With xvi and 240 numbered pages of text, interspersed with B&W figures, and with 128 illustrations appearing on 59 full-page plates, of which 11 of the illustrations are in color. The plates with tissue guards and the tissue guards generally in pristine condition. The tissue guards with explanatory notes. The plates on medium-weight, semi-glossy stock. Note the following printer's error: Plate 53 is misnumbered as Plate 52, and Plate 55 is misnumbered as Plate 56. There are NO missing plates. The pastedowns are very clean. There is a semi-split just after the limitations page near the front of the book and there is a semi-split along the rear hinge. The splits appear to be cosmetic issues inasmuch as the cloth lining appears to be intact. Very small, ink library stamp from the Avery Brundage Collection to the bottom of the title page. Same stamp also to the top, fore and bottom edges and NOT on the pages themselves. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Very gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. All in all a desirable copy of an authoritative work, the purpose of which is to explain and illustrate as many varieties of Ming ceramic wares as possible. This book may be regarded as a sequel to the author's book, Early Ceramic Wares of China.. First British Edition. Buckram. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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         Photo Albums - Seven (7) Travellogue Albums of Post-War France Over 8 Years - Includes Photos, Sketch Drawings, Postcards, Magazine Clippings and Typescripts

      France, 1923. France, 1923-1931. Profusely illustrated travellogue of an Englishman's extensive annual travels to France during the exhilarating post-war decade of cultural revival. 8vo. 7 unique volumes titled to front, fair journals containing a total of 363 pages in typescript, 97 original photographs, 628 postcards, 70 magazine clippings, and 28 manuscript drawings. Also with 1 signed etching by Emile André Leroy. Five volumes bound oblong album style, half calf over green cloth and tilted in gilt to front; one volume bound oblong album style with brown cloth boards and manuscript label; the first is an 8vo journal in blue cloth boards. Very good condition, an uncommonly prodigious and beautifully detailed memoir, both informative and entertaining, four volumes conclude with the writer's original signature. The author is identified as G. Fuller England, is an eloquent writer and skilled pencil artist. Evidently of the middle or upper class, he travelled by boat, rail, chauffeured motorcar, and also by air, the latter of which was a costly choice during the Golden Age of flight, and only afforded by the wealthy. His travel companion and co-author, contributing the historical sketches, is his cousin E. Newton Fuller [possibly the solicitor Edward Newton Fuller associated with Edward Turner Payne in the firm Payne & Fuller, and later with Robert Hugh Whittington in Bath until 1923]. Abundant in detail and superbly written, the travellers visit and describe innumerable monuments and remnants of ancient eras, while observing and reflecting upon the people and customs in all regions of the country. Cultural revival, especially in upper and middle classes, was the resounding theme of the 1920s in France. A nation redefining itself, with the notion of dissolving pre-war values, the decade coined "Les Années Folles" was a time of extravagance, debauchery, unbridled exuberance, and the quest for personal freedom. The economic crisis of 1929, however, had a social and political impact that put an end to this period of lack of concern and joie-de-vivre. All along, tradition remained to be seen and French hospitality was splendid, as described herein. In contrast, Old World France is illustrated with descriptions and views of Romanesque churches, allegorical embellishments, elaborate Renaissance architecture, ancient fortresses and feudal castles, picturesque villages with cobblestone lanes, farm lands with traditionally hospitable inns, colonial hotels, historic abbeys, monumental bridges, and the like. The traveller possessed a keen interest in architecture and antiquity. Too voluminous to describe in full, the following is a general summary of the volumes, with occasional samples of content: Holiday Jottings in Northern France [August 1923] 82 pages, plus 11 pencil sketches for illustration. The writer's first voyage begins with an entertaining account of the ship hitting rocks near Jersey and all passengers being disembarked, eventually continuing the voyage and anchoring near the old fort and lighthouse of Cap Fréhel in northern Brittany. The first night was spent in the walled port city Saint-Malo. Lovely sketches feature nautical scenes, ancient castles, and French fashion. Diary of a Trip to Auvergne & Central France [July - August] 1925 52 pages, 90 photographic postcards, 16 magazine clippings, and 2 pencil sketches. The final page makes note that a fellow passenger on the voyage home was Monsieur Aristide Briand, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was on his way to London for peace talks with British statesman Mr. Austen Chamberlain, the latter of whom would be granted the Nobel Peace prize for the results of said conference. [Together with Briand of France, Chamberlain and Stresemann met at the town of Locarno in October 1925 and signed a mutual agreement (together with representatives from Belgium and Italy) to settle all differences between the nations by arbitration, and never resort to war. For his services, Chamberlain only awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and also made a Knight of the Order of the Garter.] Wanderings in France [July - August] 1927 42 pages typed, plus a two page manuscript index, 39 original photographs (one measuring 28 x 22cm), 144 photographic postcards, 3 artistic colour postcard views, 15 magazine clippings, and 6 pencil sketches. The travellers seize opportunities to visit lesser known towns. Also of interest, a postcard scene illustrates the forced closure of the Grande Chartreuse monastery and expulsion of priests in 1903, the writer noticing that the regiment escorting the clergy were equipped with skis, which by the 1920s had become customary in numerous alpine regiments. An original photograph is taken of the 'fontaine des éléphants', historically named the 'colonne de Boigne' erected in 1838 by sculptor Victor Sappey to commemorate Count Benoît de Boigne in India, who earned fortune and fame in India with the Marathas. An excerpt from the text, written at Nimes while looking into one of the courts of the Palais de Justice: "where a flashily dressed lady had just been convicted of beating a girl of 16, for which she was given 6 months imprisonment" Riverside Rambles in Central France [Summer] 1928 60 pages typed, with a manuscript index placed within, illustrated with 29 original photographs 100 photographic postcards, 14 magazine clippings, 6 pencil sketches, and 1 beautiful ink drawing frontis of a river scene in Paris. Another well balanced volume of past and present, the writer describes the famous Cahors bridge which he presents in two fine sketches and describes over two pages and the 'Trésor of Clery' which was pillaged in 1926 when a gold monstrance of great value was taken. At the village of Argentat the travellers settle in lovely inn and recount a charming story of the experience. Some excerpts from other experiences: [Château de Sully-sur-Loire]"... to Sully, a delightfully quaint old town whose chief feature is the splendid chateau surrounded by a wide and deep moat... a typically feudal castle with high pitched roof... Joan of Arc came here with Charles VII, and was detained as a sort of hostage by de Tremouaille, Charles' favourite, who distrusted her, but she escaped, and carried out her self-imposed task of relieving Orleans in conjunction with Dunois... Unfortunately visitors are not allowed entry, but it is possible to get a very good idea from outside... I was sketching..." "It was at Souillace that we saw wine served in wooden 'pitchets' - jugs made of oak like a miniature barrel beautifully bound with copper and having a split cane let in to the metal as a handle..." "Beaulieu is off the beaten track and is seldom visited, but there are few more imposing buildings of its size in France, than the grand old Benedictine Abbey... one of the ancient fortified churches of the XII century..." A Burgundian Holiday [July - August] 1929 40 pages typed, illustrated with 3 original photographs 109 photographic postcards, 2 magazine clippings, 2 pencil sketches. A substantial part of this volume is devoted to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy and environs. He also visits Lyon, Nevers, Autun, Blois, and a lesser visited castle en route to Romorantin, the Chateau de Moulins. Excerpt from the text: "... the world famous Hotel Dieu. One of the first few hospitals in France dating from the XV century (1443)... we had further opportunity of seeing the actual technical working of the institution from a professional point of view..." Wayside Sketches of Old World France with Pen & Pencil [1930] 60 pages typed, plus 1 page manuscript index, illustrated with 26 large original photographs (most measuring approximately 24 x 18cm), 60 photographic postcards, 13 magazine clippings, 1 pencil sketch printed in lithograph. A manuscript letter is tipped in, written in French from abbot Belin of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre Mozac, and dealing with a book on the archaeology of France. From Paris, the traveller sets out to examine medieval architecture, the Château de Fontainebleau, the Château de Bourbon-l?'Archambault in Auvergne, the Château de Tournoël, the Château Saint-Étienne in Aurillac, the picturesque medieval village of Estaing, the fortified town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, and ancient cathedrals, each garnering his undivided attention for a time. A Holiday in Normandy & Anjou [Summer] 1931 27 pages, plus 1 page manuscript index, illustrated with 122 postcards, 10 magazine clippings, and a scarce collectible etching. Lacking first page of text, otherwise very good. This volume features an original etching of the fortified gate of the Cordeliers in Falaise, by French sculptor and artist Emile André Leroy (1899-1953), signed by the artist in pencil and measuring approximately 12 x 16 cm. Several monasteries and cathedrals are visited on this final sojourn which concludes where it started, in Paris. The writer's final statement embodies the purpose and fulfillment of the multiple journeys, to "... recall the glamour of the past, and all the charm and grace of that enchanted land." . Very Good.

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         Lost Wagons

      E.P. Dutton & Companu, New York 1923 - First edition. [viii], 256 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. From the Library of John Edward Borein. Ffep inscribed: "To my friend Ed Borein, / the greatest storyteller in California. / Dane Coolidge / Berkeley, Cal. / April 27, 1923."John Edward Borein (1872-1945), son of a California deputy sheriff, was sketching Western subjects at the age of five. Encouraged by his family to become an artist, he matriculated at a San Francisco art school, but left after a month to work as a cowboy. In this pursuit he became highly proficient, although, encouraged by his awed fellow cowhands, he continued to draw and sketch in his spare time and, in 1896, began to see his work in print. He eventually developed an enviable competence as a watercolorist, but gave up painting in oils when he compared his work--unfavorably--with that of his friend Charles M. Russell.In 1906 Borein moved to New York to work as an illustrator, and studied etching--which would become a speciality--at the Art Students' League. It was this which set him apart from his peers in Western art, and nearly 400 of his etchings are recorded. Seeped in the history and allurements of the West, he returned to California permanently in 1919, and it is to his native state that much of his work relates. By the 1930s his watercolors, produced with sparkling, vivid colors and conveying a flavor of authenticity without pretension, were enormously popular; they number over 1,000 examples. He is known as an artist "who got the details right" and his readily identifiable personal style sets him apart from others who depict the landscapes, the inhabitants, the history, and the sun-drenched aridity of the American West. Red buckram. Spine faded, slight spotting to fore-edge. Very good. Bookplate of Edward Borein, reproducting one of his drawings [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Day Dreams ( Poems ) DayDreams In RARE Purple & White DustJacket of with 3 Headshots of Rudolph Valentino from The Sheik, Blood & Sand & Monsieur Beaucaire, Poetry and philosophical musings from Valentino,

      Hurst & Blackett, LONDON, Ltd. Publ. Paternoster House, E. C. ., 1923 HBDJ, 1923. 1st British Edition, VG/GOOD+, Blue Decorated Cloth Hard Cover Boards light Rub, Wear, & Tiny Corner Ding, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+ with Lite Soil wear & small chips Tears Edges. . Book is very clean, bright, tight and square. Tiny amount of wear at bottom of spine and bottom corners. Lovely copy. Dust wrapper is not clipped, is faded on the spine. Also has a small piece missing across top of spine (about 1/8" deep) and a rectangular piece about 1"x1/4" missing from top of rear panel. Closed tear about 2" long at bottom of rear panel. Enclosed in protective clear film Mylar . This original dust wrapper is very scarce. Unusual to find such a lovely copy in the original jacket. 5.6 X 3.5 inches Light Wear, Interior Nice Tight with Light FOXing , Wear, Back DJ small Tear Chips, DJ Spine FADE & ends tiny Chipping, , 143 pgs , NO Ads in Back, , then at the height of his career and just three years before his death. includes A Baby?s Skin, The Chalice, Solicitude, The Love Child, Nature, Wealth, Dust to Dust, Philosophy of Pessimist, Gems of Thought, Kaleidoscope of Love, ETC The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. While some are prosaic and trite, some show a depth of experience and understanding of life one doesn't expect from a 'film star'. It would be fascinating to know who all the initials are to whom his best poems are dedicated. The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. . Here's a real Hollywood novelty from the silent era. During Valentino's Very Artistic period when he was married to Natacha Rambova, this very singular 143-page volume was published in its first and only edition. Valentino actually claimed that these gems of verse had been set down by automatic writing and were in fact the work of his Indian spirit guide Black Feather.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.

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         Day Dreams ( Poems ) DayDreams In RARE Purple & White DustJacket of with 3 Headshots of Rudolph Valentino from The Sheik, Blood & Sand & Monsieur Beaucaire, Poetry and philosophical musings from Valentino,

      Hurst & Blackett, LONDON, Ltd. Publ. Paternoster House, E. C. . 1923 - HBDJ, 1923. 1st British Edition, VG/GOOD+, Blue Decorated Cloth Hard Cover Boards light Rub, Wear, & Tiny Corner Ding, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: GOOD+ with Lite Soil wear & small chips Tears Edges. . Book is very clean, bright, tight and square. Tiny amount of wear at bottom of spine and bottom corners. Lovely copy. Dust wrapper is not clipped, is faded on the spine. Also has a small piece missing across top of spine (about 1/8" deep) and a rectangular piece about 1"x1/4" missing from top of rear panel. Closed tear about 2" long at bottom of rear panel. Enclosed in protective clear film Mylar . This original dust wrapper is very scarce. Unusual to find such a lovely copy in the original jacket. 5.6 X 3.5 inches Light Wear, Interior Nice Tight with Light FOXing , Wear, Back DJ small Tear Chips, DJ Spine FADE & ends tiny Chipping, , 143 pgs , NO Ads in Back, , then at the height of his career and just three years before his death. includes A Baby?s Skin, The Chalice, Solicitude, The Love Child, Nature, Wealth, Dust to Dust, Philosophy of Pessimist, Gems of Thought, Kaleidoscope of Love, ETC The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. While some are prosaic and trite, some show a depth of experience and understanding of life one doesn't expect from a 'film star'. It would be fascinating to know who all the initials are to whom his best poems are dedicated. The poems included here are an insight into Valentino's mind and experience. . Here's a real Hollywood novelty from the silent era. During Valentino's Very Artistic period when he was married to Natacha Rambova, this very singular 143-page volume was published in its first and only edition. Valentino actually claimed that these gems of verse had been set down by automatic writing and were in fact the work of his Indian spirit guide Black Feather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hanne Nüte un de lütte Pudel.

      - 'ne Vagel und Minschen-Geschicht. Hellerau, Avalun-Verlag (1923). Mit 58 (recte: 59) Originalholzschnitten von Karl Rössing, davon 15 ganzseitig und vom Künstler eigenhändig signiert. 4 Bl., 285(3) S., 4 Bl. Handgebundener Orig.-Schweinslederband mit mit Rückentitel und Deckelvignette in Blindprägung, blindgeprägter Steh- und Inennkantenverzierung sowie Kopfgoldschnitt (P. A. Demeter, Hellerau). Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - 28. Avalun-Druck. - Eins von 100 Exemplaren der Ausgabe B (Gesamtauflage: 480 Expl.). - Beri J. Hegner, Hellerau, in der Cicero Caslon-Gotisch auf schwerem Velin gedruckt. - Druckvermerk und die ganzseitigen Holzstichevom Künstler signiert. - Rodenberg 336.28. - Eichhorn 1.27. - Rücken leicht aufgehellt und minimal berieben. - Gutes,sauberes und zweiseitig unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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