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        Mietshaus Charlottenburg. 6 Albumen Photographs

      Heinz Lassen, Berlin 1920 - Six 10 1/2 x 13 1/2" Original Albumen photographs mounted on gray cardboard plates showing a luxury apartment building with storefronts located at the corner of Grolmann- and Bismarckstrasse, vis-à-vis the famous Schiller Theater, built by the German architect Heinrich Lassen. Active as an architect with an office in the Würzburgerstrasse in Berlin, Lassen held the position as a government building officer for the district of Berlin-Schönberg and is known for realizing a number of public and private buildings in the 1920s, some of which have been declared landmarks. The photographs, from the printing press of the prestigious German publisher Ernst Wasmuth, show three exterior and three interior perspectives. Built in the 1920s the storefront windows in these photographs feature vacancy flyers, advertisements of Julius M. Bier, a Jewish real estate business, and are marked with hand painted stars, respectively triangles resembling the Star of David and other unidentifiable markings suggesting that they were taken at some point during the Nazi reign. The photographs of the interior show the decorative entrance hall with stairway and elevator, the in-house nursery and the gym. All prints have Ernst Wasmuth Germany blind-stamped onto the right lower corner. The photograph of the full front view shows some hand colored corrections administered with whiteout. Captions on boards in German. Boards with wear and sunned along edges, two of them with pencil marks. Four photographs with light foxing. Overall in good- condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumes de Theatre, Ballets & Divertissements

      Lucien Vogel, Paris 1920 - Narrow 8vo, silver and green decorated portfolio, metallic ties. Portion of spine label missing; three plates with tiny pinholes at top and bottom; a few with pencil markings on versos. Four page preface by Henry Bidow and 21 beautiful plates by Lepape, handcolored in the pochoir process by Saudé. Seventeen costumes and three set designs for "Le Coup Manqué", ballet/pantomime by RIP, and "L'Enfantement du Mort" by Marcel L'Herbier. Two plates from this work are illustrated in "From the Ballets Russes to Vogel. Art of George Lepape." New York Public Library Dance Catalogue3, Volume 6m oae 3622, Size: Narrow 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        Les Champs Magnetiques

      Paris: Au Sans Pareil. 1920. Second Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, taped at spine, thus very good-. Browning text pages with rough edges. Called the "2nd edition" this was the first trade edition, after a numbered edition on special paper. Foundational text for Surrealism, called by many the first full Surrealist work. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 111 pp .

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        Photograph Albums and Family Photographs, approximately 600, of the Miller Family of the Roxbury and Dorchester Neighborhoods of Boston Massachusetts c. 1920's - 1960s

      Collection of family photographs of the Miller family consisting of 182 loose black and white and color snapshot and other photographs, and four photograph albums containing, respectively, 295, 38, 82 and 10 mounted and loose photographs. The photographs date from the 1920s - 1960s, with several from as recently as the 1980s. There are also 23 ephemeral items, mainly graduation programs and other education related items and death certificates, funeral programs of Miller family members. The photograph albums are worn, the leaves on which the photographs of the most extensive album are brittle and chipped, due to the poor quality of the paper stock. The images are generally in good clean condition. The photographs in this collection document the lives of the Miller's, an African American family of Roxbury, across four decades. From the 1920's through the 1960s the album records family events, holidays, graduations, marriages, vacations, and the domestic life of the family. The Miller children grow up, graduate and marry all of which is recorded in the images in this collection. Some family members appear to have immigrated to Boston from Virginia as part of the Great Migration. The death certificates in the collection list the deceased family member's addresses as 45 Beech Glen Street, Roxbury, 33 Wales Street, Dorchester and 16 Bowdoin Avenue, Dorchester.

      [Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC]
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        Les Miserables VOlume 1-3

      THOMAS NELSON AND SONS, NEW YORK 1920 - 3 Volume set each volume is indidually boxed with lid edges of volume 2 with label missing great very good gift quality condition gold gilt lettering & green pattern leather. general wear and rubbed cover. Boxes of the book condition is fair.Yellow ribbon for bookmark. No bookplate. Tight binding. DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prozrachnye Teni I Obrazy (Transparent Shadows and Forms)

      K-vo "Zerna", Paris and Moscow 1920 - 8vo, original decorated wrappers. Fine. One of 150 copies on Vieux Chine (this an unnumbered out-of-series copyh) of a total edition of 1150. Fine in modern archival clamshell box. Covers, initials and illustrations by Natalia Goncharova who settled in Paris with her lifetime companion, Mikhail Larionov. Her work in this book reflects her move away from Russian Futurism. The abstract illustrations are exquisitely printed in red and black with small cover illustration, two full page plates and 25 smaller illustrations including decorated initials. Poetry by Tsetlin who emigrated to Paris when the Soviet government seized his property and then to the United States when Hitler invaded France. Reference: Getty, Russian Modernism 789. Not in MoMA. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sidur Beith-El [Prayers for the Entire Year]: yikhalkel ha-tefilot le-khol yemot ha-shanah . / asaf, sider ?e-tirgem bi-sefat Rusiya Asher b.R. Eliezer ?ohl. [Includes Hagadah for Passover. With Russian Translation by Asher Wohl]

      Kobe Sputnik 1920 - An extremely scarce imprint from a press set up in Kobe to serve the small Jewish population. This prayer-book wasfirst published in Vilna. See H. Dicker, Wanderers and Settlers in the Far East, 1962, pp.169-70 Contemporary cloth-backed boards, lacking front free end-paper. Some light browning, opening two leaves repaired. Preserved in modern half calf box. First edition 8vo, pp.xvi, 498, 24, Hebrew and Russian title pages, vignette of Wandering Jew on verso of Hebrew title.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Original-Fotografie (Rollenfoto) von Clotilde Sakharoff eigenhändig signiert. Aufnahme: Fotostudio Harcourt,

      Paris, [er Jahre] 1920 - ca. 17 x 10 cm. Ein kleiner Fleck. Provenienz: Privatbesitz, Buenos Aires.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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        Geishas at their Traditional Rituals.

      c.1920. - Woodblock. Original colour. Size: 23 x 33 cm. (9 x 13 inches) Very good condition. Framed size: 48 x 37 cm Original Japanese woodblock prints. Vibrantly coloured print of young geishas in traditional costumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Charlton Company, Chicago. Model Gowns Displayed By the Charlton Company 175 North State Street chicago/spring and Summer 1920. Designed, Engraved and Colored By the Mode Art Company New york-paris

      Chicago 1920 - Small folio, semi-rigid leatherette. About fine. Mounted on front free endpaper is a typed letter presenting the album and asking for payment or return. The letterhead description of the Charlton Company is "Importers/Laces, Silks, Dress Goods, Linings, Notions", including the address of a Paris office. Title page and 40 leaves in color printed on rectos only, each with a color plate and line drawing of a pretty woman in a dress for evening, dancing, , lunch, dinner or street. Designers are specified, including Chanel, Molyneux, Lanvin , Margaine-Lacroix (associated with the body revealing "robe-sylphide") and the Fashion Art League, which promoted high fashion by American designers. The dresses are elaborate but feature the slender, loose, uncorseted silhouettes of the 1920s. Charlton's customeres were presumably American knock-off designers and manufacturers who could order their material from Charlton. Size: Small Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Braiterman, Marilyn (ABAA member)]
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        A Rebours. Illustrations De Auguste Leroux, Gravées a l'Eau-forte Par E. Decisy Sur Bois Par Clément.

      A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Paris 1920 - XVII - 218 pp. - 1 hoja y 18 láminas, aguafuertes originales. Nuestro ejemplar de la edición de 70 ejemplares en papel Japon Imperial, conteniendo 3 estados de cada lámina, todas aguafuertes originales. En total 54 láminas. También 37 pequeñas ilustraciones entre el texto. Exemplaire sur Japon Impérial ou vélin d'Arches, contenant trois états dont l'eau-forte pure. nº 31 à 100 (nº98). Encuadernado de época a plena piel color magenta. Lomera con hierros al oro, corte superior dorado. Caja de resguardo acabada en piel. Excelente ejemplar, aunque la lomera ha sido reforzada. Size: 24,5 x 17 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heinrich Kley: Der unentschlossene Rokokokavalier (Originalzeichnung)

      1920 - Gouache, Feder, Farbstifte und Bleistift 42,5 x 58,5 cm Provenienz: Emily Kley (Witwe des Künstlers) Privatbesitz, München BIOGRAFIE: Heinrich Kley (1863 Karlsruhe - 1945 München) Nach Beendigung des Studiums an der Karlsruher Kunstschule 1885 ist Heinrich Kley darum bemüht, sich im Kunstleben seiner badischen Heimatstadt zu etablieren. Zwar erhält er immer wieder Aufträge von ortsansässigen Privatpersonen, Behörden sowie Unternehmen, engagiert sich in der lokalen Künstlerschaft und nimmt an Ausstellungen teil, doch bleiben größere Erfolge letztlich aus. Diese stellen sich erst nach 1900 ein, als das Unternehmen Krupp in Essen auf Kleys Fähigkeiten als Schilderer topographischer Sujets aufmerksam wird. Durch die Verbindung von zeichnerischer Präzision und koloristischem Feingefühl gelingt es ihm, die spezifischen atmosphärischen Stimmungen in der Welt der Gußstahlfabriken, Hüttenwerke und Schiffswerften einzufangen. Seine um impressionistische Elemente bereicherte realistische Kunstauffassung überzeugt bald auch andere große Unternehmen, so dass Kley innerhalb weniger Jahre den Ruf eines erstrangigen und vielbeschäftigten Industriemalers genießt. Der breiten Öffentlichkeit wird Kley durch die Mitarbeit an den Zeitschriften Simplicissimus und Jugend bekannt, die ihn 1909 zum Umzug nach München bewegen. Bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg veröffentlichen sie hunderte seiner humoristischen, satirischen und grotesken Federzeichnungen. Themen der Gesellschaftspolitik, des technischen Fortschritts sowie des Verhältnisses zwischen Mann und Frau erfasst er mit phantasiereichen Bildideen, psychologischem Einfühlungsvermögen und unverwechselbarer Virtuosität. Mit gleicher Könnerschaft charakterisiert er menschliche Verhaltensweisen durch Mensch-Tier-Vergleiche pointiert und unterhaltsam. Obwohl es nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg ruhig um den von Schicksalsschlägen getroffenen Künstler wird, erfahren seine Federzeichnungen eine erstaunliche Rezeption in den USA. In den späten 1930er Jahren wird Walt Disney auf sie aufmerksam und nutzt sie fortan als wichtige Inspirationsquelle für seine Zeichentrickfilme. So lebt Kleys Kunst in den Figuren von „Dumbo“, „Fantasia“ und „Dschungelbuch“ weiter und begeistert weltweit ein Millionenpublikum.

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        The Book of Thel.

      (William Muir, 1920). Small quarto. (8)ff. One of only thirty-two copies of this facsimile edition, according to Quaritch catalogue 693, this being copy Number One. Signed by the publisher, William Muir, on the front cover. Although not seen here, several copies of this 1920 edition included a note hand-written by Muir inside the front cover stating, "This book is copied from a very richly coloured original which was lent to me by Mr. Bernard Quaritch ... in 1887. I now issue this edition of fifty copies through Messrs. Quaritch of Grafton Street. London, August 1920." The original lent to Muir was Copy J, now held at Harvard's Houghton Library, and Muir never completed the full fifty reproductions. It is interesting to note the differences in Muir's 1885 facsimile of The Book of Thel, which was based on Copy D, and this 1920 edition, based on Copy J. D was printed in yellow ochre and has much more muted colors; in contrast, Copy J was printed in dark green and the colors are significantly more vibrant. Muir accurately reproduced these differences in his own reproductions. The Book of Thel was Blake's first illuminated book written in fourteen-syllable lines, a form he used for many of his later books. The book speaks to life's transience, to fears of death and sexuality, and to the human desire for transcendental truths. Near fine in the original wrappers, which show some wear to the yapp edges; text block loose in wrappers but still attached. Housed in custom slipcase with bookplate of Philip Hanson Hiss. (Blake Archive).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Sibylle, die gewandte Kartenschlägerin, oder neuester Schicksalsprophet, worin die Kunst der Wahrsagerei aus den 32 deutschen Spiel-Karten so deutlich gezeigt wird, daß sich jedermann in sehr kurzer Zeit, ohne fremde Hülfe die Karten selbst legen, oder andere damit unterhalten kann : ein Gegenstand der Neugierde, eine Unterhaltung für Einsame, ein Trost für Leidende, ein Rathgeber für Liebende und Verliebte.

      Zweite verbesserte Auflage. Mit 7 (1 gefalt.) kolor. lithograph. Tafeln. 52 S. HLwd. um 1920. Diese Ausgabe in Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbar im "Allgemeinen Anzeiger und Nationalzeitung der Deutschen" vom 15. Jan. 1840 wird das Werk als soeben erschienen angezeigt. - Mit Exlibris der tschechischen Opernsängerin Emmy Destinn (1878-1930). - Etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Glass Plate positive "Magic Lantern" slides of Japan, ca. 1920

      , 1920. 1920. Very good overall. Early 20th century images illustrating Japanese life, countryside & cities, occupations, sport & art. Of the 52 slides, 9 slides are hand colored; the balance are black & white. Scenery includes views of Chuzenji, Tokyo, Fujiyama, Nekko shrine façade, the Tokyo- Kobe express (train), bridge in Tokyo, the Japanese Alps. Cultural images include 4 images of Japanese paintings; Buddhist Priests, shrines and Buddhas themselves, women playing the koto. Occupations include a carrier, several images of silk worms and the silk industry, hand printing and painting lanterns, cutting bamboo shoots, shoe merchants, potters,geishas.Images of sport include wrestling, fencing & jujitsu.The slides measure 3 1/4" square and 1/8" thick. They are stored in the original black box with sliding covers, metal label holder and handle on the front of the boxes. The box is rubbed & label is toned. The slide images bright and unfaded, a small percentage with cracks in them.

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        Le Prométhée Mal Enchainé

      Paris, Edition de la nouvelle Revue Française 1920 - 25x2x19 cm Il s'agit de l'un des 750 exemplaires imprimé sur papier vélin Lafuma-Navarre. Extrêmement rare, un très bel ouvrage comprenant 30 illustrations à partir de dessins de Pierre Bonnard. Couverture rigide. Dans des conditions parfaites. One of 750 copies on velin lafuma-navarre. Extremely rare and nice volume including 30 illustrations from drawings by Pierre Bonnard. Rigid binding. Perfect conditions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army Which Participated in the War (1914-1918) (Original 1920 edition)

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1920. First edition. Paperback. Very Good/Good. Softcover. Disbound. Original brown tattered and torn dust wrapper is in a Mylar sleeve around the book. Binding is tight but there is no backstrip on the book. Pages are clean, unmarked, unyellowed. The book contains the record of the organization and service of the 251 divisions of the German Army during the years 1914-1918. Compiled from records of Intelligence Section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, at General Headquarters; Chaumont, France 1919. A scarce document in its original form. 8vo. 748 pp.

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        Exceptional photo by Spencer Shier with the photographer's blind stamp, signed "David" with the place and date (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1920 - showing him full length in uniform standing on the steps of Government House, 9" x 7" in fine contemporary silver frame, 10" x 8", Melbourne, 30th May A rare example of Edward VIII using his family name "David", this photo must have been a gift to a close friend or family member. Taken during his visit to Australia in 1920

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Les millions

      First edition which is not mentioned leading copies. Written signature of the author leading the first flat. Two gaps in the top and bottom of the back, a bit split and reattached Length, small angular gaps on the boards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Fasquelle Paris 1920 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Reliefpanorama von Brannenburg und Umgebung, die Städte als Vogelschauansichten.

       Aquarell mit Deckfarben über Bleistift, sign. \"J. Ruep Mchn.\", um 1920, 33 x 90 cm. Das Panorama zeigt die Bergwelt zwischen Sachrang und Leizachtal: Zahmer- und Wilder Kaiser, Petersberg, Sudelfeld, Wendelstein, Breitenstein und Rotwand, in der Ferne Hohe Tauern und Zillertaler Alpen. Fein dargestellt ist das Inntal mit Ansichten von Brannenburg, Degerndorf, Flintsbach, Nußdorf, Reisach, Nieder- und Oberaudorf, Kiefersfelden und Kufstein. - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen, minimal berieben, rechts oben kleine Fleckchen, insgesamt von frischer Gesamterhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern, Panoramen

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        The inscriptions at Copan

      The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington 1920 - Very rare. The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, 1920. First edition. In-4, xii & 644 pages, 33 plates. Modern blue half-leather with only minor shelfwear. Two institutional stamps appear on the title page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        High Society: Hints on How to Attain, Relish --and Survive It

      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good +. Ann Fish. A wonderful send-up of post-World War I New York high society, brilliantly illustrated thruout by the English cartoonist Ann Fish. Solid and VG in its highly-decorative boards, with light soiling --and just a touch of staining-- along the rear panel and light wear to the front tips. Still though, solid and very presentable. With predictably stinging observations by Dorothy Parker, Frank Crowninshield and George S. Chappell. (From the title page: "Advice as to Social Campaigning, and Hints on the Management of Dowagers, Dinners, Debutantes, Dances, and the Thousand and One Diversions of Persons of Quality").

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        Fine portrait photograph, unsigned, by F.A. Swaine (Irene, 1890-1956, wife of Alexander Albert Mountbatten, 1886-1960, son of Princess Beatrice, from 1917 1st Marquess), and her daughter LADY IRIS MOUNTBATTEN, 1920-1982]

      1920 - with his pencilled signature, inscribed and dated on the margin in Irene's hand "Iris & Irene. eight weeks old", showing Irene half length, holding up a toy to her baby in the cot, who wears a long lace gown, 8" x 6" in margins 13¼" x 10¼", London, March three tiny white marks on image From the collection of Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. Irene's husband 'Drino' grew up at Osborne, where his mother, he, his brothers and sister Ena, lived with Queen Victoria. Iris was Queen Ena's only niece or nephew on her side of the family.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Estudios Constitucionales, 4 Volumes, Complete Set.

      1920 - Critical Study of Bolivia's Constitution Carrasco, Jose [1862-1921]. Estudios Constitucionales. La Paz: Gonzalez & Medina, 1920. Four volumes. Printed wrappers bound into contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards. Moderate shelfwear and soiling, dampstaining to rear board and rear section of text block of Volume 2, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to versos of title pages. A nice set. * Only edition. An authoritative study of Bolivia's constitution of 1880, which was replaced in 1938. (Bolivia's current constitution was adopted in 1967.) Volume I: Garantias y Derechos, Poder Legislativo (Primera Parte), Volume II: Poder Legislativo (Segundo Parte), Volume III: Poder Ejectivo, Volume IV. Poder Judicial, Apendice: Constitucion Politica. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gaveau Paris. Gaveau Manufacture De Pianos Fondée in 1847.

      Paris and Brussels 1920 - Circa 1920s. Slender 8vo, silver-embossed cream fold-over paper portfolio with "Gaveau Paris" on the upper side and a design in silver on the lower. Folder a little soiled but a pretty piece. With a rare survival of thin tissue internal wrapper with a similar all-over design in black. The company was established in 1847 and at one time was one of the three largest piano makers in France. Certain model are still manufactured. Some constructed with artistic cabinets and some equipped with pneumatic systems. Printed title page, view of their 1020 seat concert hall on Rue la Boétie built in 1905-6 and still in use, and 31 loose full page plates of pianos on thick paper. Eight plates are color lithographs by Chazelle, including designs by Ruhlmann, Jansen, and Sue et Mare in Art Deco room settings. Size: Slender 8vo [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lectures on the Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces

      Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1920. Ex-Library; Full black cloth, gilt titles on spine, xxiii, 527 pp, index. Covers somewhat scuffed, corners bumped & worn, previous owners' names on ffep & name of library (apparently 2nd of 3 owners) stamped on edges. Forsyth graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, as senior wrangler in 1881, and was Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics from 1895 to 1910. Contents: curves in space; general theory of surfaces; organic curves of a surface; lines of curvature; geodesics; general curves on a surface, differential invariants; comparison of surfaces; minimal surfaces; surfaces with plane or spherical lines of curvature, Weingarten surfaces; deformation of surfaces; triply orthogonal systems of surfaces; congruences of curves. Shipping weight 3 lbs.. 2nd ptg with minor revisions. . G/No dj. 26½ X 18 cm.

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        Art Deco, honden - Carl Josef Bauer, ca. 1920.

      VREUGDEVOLLE DAME MET HAAR HONDJEEts vervaardigd ca. 1920 door Carl-Josef Bauer. Met potlood genummerd 29/50 en gesigneerd.Bauer (1895 -1964) studeerde aan de Kunst-Akademie in M?nchen en stelde tentoon in o.a. de befaamde Glasplalast. Bauer was 10 jaar voorzitter van kunstenaarsvereniging Allotria. Het leeuwendeel van zijn etswerk kwam tot stand tussen 1914 en 1928.Bauer werd met name bekend om zijn naakten en afbeeldingen van beroemde filmsterren zoals Greta Garbo, Dolores del Rio en anderen in typische Art Deco stijl.Prijs: ?950,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        Red Star Line Anvers-Canada Via Southamption & Cherbourg Poster

      1920. Undetermined. near fine. 88 X 56 cm. Original color lithographed poster. Fantastic vibrant colors, blue background with red lettering. A bit of toning to outside edging. Overall very nice condition. near fine The Red Star Line was an ocean passenger line founded in 1871. The company operated until 1935, when the economic depression made it too difficult to remain in operation. This particular posted advertises the Antwerp to Canada line. Depicts a happy young man having just took off his hat in greeting, standing infront of a golden farm field, with prosperous farmland behind him. 1920

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        Stabilizing the Dollar

      MACMILLAN CO, NY 1920 - General shelf wear, ex-library with usual markingstanned spine, else, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: FIRST ED 305 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Documents and Promotional Materials From George Peabody College for Teachers]

      (ca. early 1920s to late 1930s), Nashville, TN - Collection of 100+ items/3" linear approx. belonging to student of Peabody College for Teachers, comprised primarily of personal papers relating to the student’s course materials, schedules, receipts, graduation forms and invitations, a photograph of classmates, social club rosters, directories, correspondence, and promotional material issued by the college including brochures, newsletters, bulletins, solicitations, alumni association and other assorted materials. Some toning, wear. Generally very good. Archive a student who received his BS, MA and PhD at Peabody, as well as that of his wife, who also graduated from Peabody with a BS. The couple were both heavily involved in the school, members of numerous social organizations, and active in student government (he was president of the senior class of '26). The promotional material in the collection shows that the college, which had reorganized and opened a new campus directly across from Vanderbilt University in 1914, was in the midst of major construction and expansion projects during this time; many pieces show photographs and renderings of new or planned buildings. The college, at that time the largest teachers' college in the South, was incorporated into Vanderbilt in 1979. A varied education archive, particularly rich with detail of curricula and student life.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller ABAA/ILAB]
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        P.S. What do you think of the market?

      8vo., original cloth backed paper covered boards lettered in green on upper board. Repair to tear on gutter of title-page otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by the author. A series of 38 humorous fictional letters between an investor, Dave, and his broker Eddie. While satirical in tone, the letters offer insights into the worries and frustrations inherent in playing the stock market, and foreshadow the crash and subsequent depression that would come ten years later. "A. Kustomer" was the pseudonym of Jacques S. Cohen. At the time of the book's publication, Cohen was the head of the Statistical Department at J.S. Bache & Co., a securities firm, and later worked at the firm of Baar, Cohen & Co. He also wrote numerous articles for The Financial World, also published by The Guenther Publishing Co., which was run by Louis Guenther. Louis Guenther is perhaps best known for the libel and blackmail suit he was embroiled in during the beginning of the twentieth century. In 1911, George Graham Rice, himself a known con artist, published an article in the magazine Adventure (owned by the Ridgway Company) accusing Guenther of using The Financial World as a blackmail scam, supposedly threatening various businesses with bad press if they refused to purchase advertising. Guenther fought back, ultimately winning a libel suit against The Ridgway Company in 1915. A few years later, Jacques S. Cohen, apparently unfazed by Guenther's supposedly unsavory business practices, began publishing his "Eddie from Dave" letters in The Financial World as well as articles under his own name. Apparently unaffected by the scandal, The Financial World continued publishing until it folded in 1998. From the library of Harry Hoffman, presumably the same Harry Hoffman who was World Secretary of the American Exchange National Bank in New York in 1922. The inscription, which reads, "Harry Hoffman: To my friend and counsellor. Who if he had wisely counselled, perhaps I would not have written this book--Jacques S Cohen Dec 8/1920", is the only indication that Cohen was indeed the author. Even James L. Fraser, an investment counselor who self-published a revised edition in 1966, did not know the identity of "A. Kustomer". He writes in his introduction that even Richard Anderson, then-editor of The Financial World, knew nothing of Kustomer's identity, and that it is, "one of the many little mysteries that often crop up when one digs into Wall Street's past." In 2013, the book was revised, annotated, and privately reprinted again as Letters to My Broker: P.S. What Do You Think of the Market? by Clem Chambers, a financial pundit as well as CEO of ADVFN, a financial market website. He too, did not know the identity of the original author. These reprints are a testament to this odd and obscure little book's enduring relevance to the financial world.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Eos. Eine Dreimonatsschrift. Herausgegeben von Emil Pirchan. Erstes Jahr, erstes Heft: Ekstatik. Erstes Jahr, zweites Heft: Mystik. - Ein Ausdruckswerk ringender Kunst. Drittes Buch: Phantastik. Viertes Buch: Symbolik.

      Berlin - München, Die Wende, 1918 - 1920. - 4 Bde. Fol. (38,3 cm). 4 n.n. Bll. + 92 + 1 + 11 S., S. 101 - 176 + 12 S., S. 13 - 98 + 2, S. 106 - 194 + 2 S. OPp. Ausgabe B. Eines von 250 num. Expl. Mit eighd. Signatur von Pirchan (2) und Baumann (2). Vgl. Söhn HDO II 223. Mit insgesamt 53 Graphiken, davon zwei von Schertel (diese nicht bei Söhn). - Bindung etw. gelockert, etw. wasserrandig, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Pirchan, (1884 - 1957), studierte an der Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste unter Otto Wagner, ging 1908 nach München, wo er die Kunstschule und eine private Schule besuchte. Er gründete in München ein Atelier und 1913 eine Plakatschule, wurde dann Chefbühnenbildner am Staatlichen Schauspielhaus in Berlin und der Staatsoper (1921-32), wirkte 1932-36 am Deutschen Theater in Prag und leitete 1937-57 die Meisterschule für Bühnentechnik an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien. 1936-47 war P. auch für das Burgtheater und für ausländische Theater als Bühnenbilder tätig. Seit 1947 lehrte er zudem an der Staatlichen Hochschule in Berlin. Neben biographischen Romanen schrieb er Biographien (u.a. Hans Makart, 1942) und Handbücher (u.a. Bühnenmalerei, 1946; Kostüm-Kunde, 1952). (DBE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Emprunt National Societe Generale

      Imp Duruy & Cie & Villain & Bar 1920 - Original poster. Color lithograph. 45.5 x 31 inches. A French poster advertising the National Loan of 1920. Following the War Loans raised each year of the conflict from 1915 onwards, the French government issued a further loan in 1920, to contribute towards payment for the reconstruction of the country. In this poster the figure of Victory - with a belt clasp in the form of a French roundel - holds an olive branch above her head and is leading a group of workmen. The landscape in the background shows both scenes of farming and industry. Lucien Metivet (1863-1930) was a French cartoonist, illustrator, and author active during Belle Epoque. He was particularly known for his covers of the Parisian satirical magazine "Le Rire". Good condition, mounted on linen.

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        Magical Rope Ties and Escapes by "Houdini".

      Goldston 1920 - First edition in original blue decorated boards with label adhered to verso of photograph as called for and 6 other plates. With Joe Gingell's initials dated 1948 on the title page. Boards quite bright with some darkening of the spine and rear panel and some wear to the corners and to the edges in places. A firm copy with contents in nice condition. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The works of Joseph Conrad

      Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, NY 1920 - Some of the titles in red and black. This edition is limited to 735 copies of which ours is No. 58. The first volume is signed by the author. This edition has 4 extra volumes whereas the English equivalent was published in only 20 volumes. Contemporary half navy morocco over blue linen, boards ruled in gilt, spine in 6 compartments, decorated with ships and anchors in gilt. A superb set in the finest condition.

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        Ölgemälde mit zentraler Säule ( wohl eine Sieges- oder Friedenssäule mit Engel ) vor einem Teich. Im Hintergrund Baumgruppen und Gebäude.

      - Bildmaß: 32 x 64 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Leinwand, rechts unten mit *Berthold Mügge * signiert, undatiert ( ca. um 1920 ), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 49 x 79 cm ). Der Rahmen verso unten mit *Berrhold Mügge, Bremen * beschriftet. Das Bild stärker fleckig ( eine Reinigung wäre empfehlenswert ), gering craquelliert, der Rahmen angestoßen und etwas beschädigt. ( Über Hinweise wo die im Bild gezeigte Säule steht würde ich mich freuen ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Morte Darthur

      London: Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, 1920. First trade edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Illustrated by W. Russell Flint.. 4to. Two volumes. 24 full color plates by Flint. Green cloth, gilt spine title and gilt design on the upper boards. Top edges gilt. There is a small bump on the rear board of volume 2, and trivial traces of wear to the edges and corners, else this is a bright, near fine copy and one of the nicest we have seen. With the bookplates in each volume of Robert Turner Young. The Russell Flint illustrated edition of Malory first appears in a limited four volume edition in 1910-1911. This is the first trade edition, in two volumes, many times reprinted. There was also a later one volume edition also many times reprints.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon 6. Auflage, Dritter Kriegsnachtrag Teil III (1920) Eierstab, sehr selten | Exemplar 1

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig und Wien 1920 - Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. Sechste (6.) gänzlich neubearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. Äußerst seltener Kriegsnachtrag, Dritter Teil (III). Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1920. Eierstab-Ausgabe. Original-Einband, Rücken schwarzes Lederimitat mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25 x 17,5 cm. 368 S. Exemplar 1: Wie auch den ersten sechs Originalbildern zu entnehmen, weist der Buchrücken keine Fehlstellen oder Einrisse auf. Ansonsten ist er ein wenig aufgehellt sowie an den Rückenkanten & Außengelenken etwas berieben. Die Leinenbezüge der Deckel sind einschließlich der Kanten ohne Bereibung, die Buchecken bestoßen. Innen ist der Band sauber, ohne Anstreichungen oder Fleckigkeit. Seiten leicht gebräunt. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Grafiken, Karten & Abbildungen einwandfrei. Keine fehlenden Seiten. Erwähnenswert ist der für diesen Band typische Sachverhalt bezüglich der Bindung: die Klammerheftungen sind materialbedingt rostig, was vereinzelt zu sehen ist (s. Bild 6). An einer Stelle hat sich eine Lage Seiten (acht Textseiten, zwei Seiten Abbildungen) aus der Bindung gelöst. Das Titelblatt & die folgende Vorwortseite wurden mit Klebeband fixiert (s. Bild 3; beide Seiten sind am seitlichen Rand etwas ausgefasert). 1500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An incomparable collection of photographs of American Historical & Political Handkerchiefs

      1920. A photographic record of American historical handkerchiefs, the basis of a book that was never published. This collection of approximately 460 black & white photographs was taken with the intention of Edwin Lefevre, an avid collector, of publishing a book on the subject. He sought help from other collectors - a form letter in the collection states "I am writing a book about American historical handkerchiefs. This includes those used in presidential campaigns or commemorative of battles or notable political, social and educational events or famous persons. ... I am writing to you in the hope that you will let me know whether you own or know of any such handkerchiefs." Although Lefevre did receive generous help from various collectors, the book was unpublished as far as we can ascertain with a thorough check of OCLC and auction records. Lefevre was an interesting character, a Panamanian/American journalist, writer and diplomat most noted for his writings on Wall Street business. His books were popular and remain highly collectible. His family lived in Atlantic City and the Wikipedia entry states that in 1908, he and his family moved to East Dorset, Vermont. He collected and apparently dealt in historical handkerchiefs and historical flasks and bottles. We have found one auction record of a "Bandana depicting the Battle of New Orleans, circa 1815-1816" which sold at auction in 2003 for $4200. The provenance is listed as "Purchased September 23, 1937 for $150 from Edwin Lefevre." (Rare Book Hub record number N07867-1013). In the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera at the Winterthur Museum, references to Edwin Lefevre in 1939-40 appear in the papers of Samuel H. Laidacker, an antiques dealer. (Finding_Aids/COL0064.htm) Lefevre wrote an article in 1939, "Washington Historical Handkerchiefs", which appeared in Antiques, 36 (no.1): 14-17. The article was referenced by Raymond B. Clark, Jr. "Historical Handkerchiefs" in 1955 "currently a Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum Fellow" who was shortly to receive his MA in early American Culture from the Univ. of Delaware. In the 3rd paragraph, he states "The definitive monograph or book on historical handkerchiefs has not been written." Lefevre has written his name and Atlantic City address inside the cover of the binders. There are his manuscript notations on the verso noting collectors and other research and information. Many handkerchiefs are in the Lefevre's collection, so noted with either "E.L." or "Coll of E.L." on the verso. Other collectors include Henry DuPont, Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Harry M. Bland, Mrs. G. Bilhuber, and G. H. Lorimer (an early editor of The Saturday Evening Post, whose collection of historic bottles is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.) Often, Lefevre has noted the size, color ways & research on the verso of the photographs. The collection is housed in three large albums and one small one. Much of the first album is devoted to the Declaration of Independence, George Washington & famous battles, and popular subjects. The last third of the album and the full second album are of many presidential candidates and their opponents including Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, Tyler, Grover Cleveland, James Garfield, Teddy Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, a youngish Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The third album is largely sporting events, kerchiefs for children, including one for teaching sign language. The 450 large photographs measure approx. 9 3/4" w x8", mounted on linen-backed pages measuring approx. 11" w x 8". 12 photos are housed in a smaller binder, the images measuring 6 1/4 x 5", and printed on thick photographic paper. They are in very good condition. The images were professionally photographed by Fred. Hess and Son, of Atlantic City. We estimate the date of the photographs to be the 1930s, on the basis of several things. Firstly the book was not published - perhaps a result of the financial crash of 1929 and the Depression of the 1930s. Fred. Hess and Son were in business from at least the 1920s through the 1950s. They printed postcards of Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, right through Miss America Pageant photographs in Atlantic City in 1953. The binders themselves retain the stationers labels, which also places them in the 1920s. The small binder is from "Drimmer Press, 927 Broadway, New York." They appear in records of the NY Stationer's Association from 1918 - 1922. The large binders are from "Arrow Stationers, Sixteenth and Sansom St. Rittenhouse 7490." The collection is housed in 4 binders (3 large, 1 small). There are also about a dozen large photographs which do not fit into the binders, two copies of the form letter that Lefevre used to solicit help from other collectors, and about a dozen photographs that are not mounted on album sheets (some duplicates.) A remarkable collection of images, most likely unrecorded anywhere else, at least as a group.

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      New York: Huebsch, 1920. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. The First American Edition of what is perhaps the most important book to emerge from World War I, printed from the English sheets. Owen was killed in the last days of the war, and his friend, Siegfried Sassoon, fearing that the poems would be otherwise lost to obscurity, arranged for their publication in collaboration with Edith Sitwell. Owen's poems tell the truth about war, in contrast to the public perception of war at the time. With photogravure frontis portrait offset to the title page. A fragile item not generally found in this condition. With the front panel of the dustjacket laid in. On the rear endpaper, writting upside down in green ink "With the compliments of Le Petit Jardin February 1922". Some residue of old tape to the top of the pastedown. (Connolly, 36). Very Good+ binding.

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        Thai Manuscript on Palm Leaf

      [N.p., Thailand: , n.d., 19th or 20th century], 1920. [N.p., Thailand, n.d., 19th or 20th century]. Ink on polished palm leaf in Thai script, 6 lines, with two holes for cords. 27 leaves. 3 x 24 inches. Wooden boards, with gilt decorations. Leaf edges partly gilt. Modern cord. Very good. Ink on polished palm leaf in Thai script, 6 lines, with two holes for cords. 27 leaves. 3 x 24 inches.

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        Looming [Creation], I (all published)

      Odamees, Tartu 1920 - Octavo (21.8 × 17.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Natalie Mei; 69, [1] pp. Later black buckram boards; original wrappers preserved; text lightly resized to binding, else internally very good. First and only volume of this important publication of Estonian modernist art and literature that marked a radical break with the "Siuru" movement around Marie Under of the late 1910s. The aesthetic and political orientation of Barbarus, Roht, and Visnapuu-each of whose work would develop along avant-gardistic lines in subsequent years-was sharply opposed to Under's refined lyricism. In what can be considered the loose group's manifesto, Visnapuu proclaims: "Long live the fresh heaps of manure!" and calls for a new, more authentic sensibility in a way that harkens back to Nietzsche. "The carcasses of dead gods still lie in the streets," Visnapuu writes, and exclaims: "Long live the new pathos [.] the pathos of emergency after chaos threatens to bury everything." Describing the state of contemporary literature, Visnapuu writes: "Anarchist art, neo-romanticism, impressionism, symbolism, futurism are all lowered into one gray, misshapen, and infinite fermenting mass. There is great chaos. Things disappear into it." In an article on the "death of Siuru" Visnapuu calls for literally enacting the destruction with the Italian Futurists spoke of "symbolically" (p. 56). In addition to Visnapuu's theoretical essays, the volume contains a selection of poems from Johannes Barbarus' forthcoming third volume of poems, Katastroofid, and prose by Richard Roht. With striking expressionist illustrations by Natalie Mei (or Mey, 1900-1975), a gifted, yet relatively unknown Estonian painter, set designer, and graphic artist associated with the "New Objectivity"-influenced period of Estonian art in the 1920s. Aside from a few smaller vignettes, her illustrations are in color and mounted on separate leaves, as well as the front wrapper. A very rare example of Estonian avant-garde book design, which had a brief idiosyncratic moment in the late 1910s and 1920s, when avant-garde visual art was centered in the Eesti Kunstnikkude Ryhm (Estonian Artists' Group), among other places, which emphasized geometric abstraction but was also influenced by movements such as Cubism and Russian Constructivism. Sources in English on Baltic Modernism are scarce, and this is still a topic that awaits further discovery and popularization in the West. KVK, OCLC show only the copy at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        This Side of Paradise

      Fitzgeraldís First Regularly Published BookFITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribnerís Sons, 1920.First edition, later printing. Octavo. [8], 305, [5, blank] pp.Original dark bluish green linen-like grain cloth lettered in blind on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Minor scratch to front board. Otherwise a fine copy.Fitzgerald had previously written lyrics to musical comedies that were privately published by Princeton University. This is his first literary work.Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A5.1.a.HBS 67817.$1,000

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