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        Il Decameron di Giovanni Boccaccio


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        Great Northern Recreational Map of Glacier National Park Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta.

      Great Northern Railway. No date.Ca. 1920s. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 18 x 31 1/2 inches on sheet size 18 3/4 x 32 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen backing. Fold lines are now minimized; small section at upper left edge that was missing has been reconstructed in an unobtrusive manner. Very attractive piece. A handsome bird's eye view style pictorial map by Joseph Scheuerle, brightly colored and full of humorous touches, with a plethora of mountains named. "Who was who in American Art" lists Scheuerle as "painter of the Sioux Indian in 1909, the Crow and Blackfoot, 1910, the Cheyenne in 1911 and others. He was a friend of C.M. Russell, Gollings, and de Young." Here the emphasis is on recreational possibilities for the Caucasian tourist, including golf, swimming, tennis, fishing. In front of the title cartouche at lower right is pictured a group of Native American Indians (being filmed by a Caucasian tourist) with the artist at work on his canvas. The particular edition was issued on thicker paper and with no text on the verso (as opposed to the more frequently encountered map, the centrefold of a tourist pamphlet.

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        Carte blanche

      First edition, one of 1945 numbered copies on alfa d'Ecosse, the only printing with 5 Japon and 50 Corée.Handsome and moving autograph inscription from Jean Cocteau to Raymond Radiguet : " à mon cher Raymond, en échange des "Joues en feu" / son ami Jean / Juillet 1920."Spine slightly faded as usual, some marginal foxing. Ex libris Georges Crès onto the final free endpaper.This copy has a chemise and slipcase by Devauchelle in green paper boards, the spine of the chemise being navy blue morocco, endpapers lined with light green suede.An exceptional and very moving copy. Editions de La Sirène Paris 1920 10,5x18cm broché

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        Tales of Three Hemispheres.

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1920 - Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed brown boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Light browning to front endpaper, an excellent copy in the jacket with sunning to spine and small nicks to spine ends. First UK edition, first impression, using the sheets of the American edition. This book of 12 short stories was, despite the English author, first published by Luce in Boston in 1919. Dunsany was "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century; a writer of great originality and charm" (Bleiler). Bleiler 581; Locke, Spectrum of Fantasy I p. 75 (both listing the American first edition). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte blanche

      Editions de la sirène. First Edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paper Scotland, ours unjustified. Precious autograph signed by the author Paul Morand "... this pink vest / his faithful friend ..." Little miss cleverly filled in header and footer back cleared a small tear with a nifime lack a joint, a tiny hole (cigarette smoke by Paul Morand?) on the first board, the split flaps cover, some light bites mainly affecting the guards. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Editions de la sirène Paris 1920 10,5x18,5cm broché

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        The Works.

      London: Navarre Society, circa 1920. Twelve volumes, small octavo; engraved frontispieces by Cruikshank; a fine set in contemporary honey-brown polished half calf, spines gilt in compartments. A very attractive set of Fielding's works in an attractive signed binding by Ramage. The edition was prepared for the Navarre Society from the 1871 edition by Bickers & Son. Fielding experienced a renaissance of sorts during the twenties, and his books were sought out by collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.

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        Romance of the Greys.

      London. Decoy Press. 1920. First Edition. Folio, 17.5 x 12 inches; eleven mounted color plates after works by Christopher Clark, R.I. At rear, six pp. of advertising touting "The 'Greys,' the big cigarette with the choice flavor"; these adverts feature black and white illustrations (one depicts the R-34 airship) several of which are by Christopher Clark. Front and rear covers abraded along top edge. Toning and very light buckling to endpapers. Printed dedication on paste-down title on front cover reads: "For Colonel W.E.R. Kelly. With the Compliments of Major Drapkin & Co." The Introduction to the volume identifies its intent: to trace the history of the "Scots Greys" in word and picture. "The Second Royal North British Dragoons (the 'Scots Greys') have a record of nearly two hundred and fifty years' distinguished service... Every regiment has its romance--the romance of its history, traditions, corporate spirit. These memories of the glorious past help to form its fighting spirit, and are rightly treasured by those whose work it is to make the living regiment worthy of its honorable parentage." The narrative traces the Dragoons from 1678 through the First World War. Major Drapkin & Company were the manufacturers of Greys cigarettes. "Romance of the Greys" is an uncommon publication, listed as being held by only one WorldCat library. The volume, in good condition, is beautifully illustrated; contents bright and clean.

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        Wegweiser ins Neu-Salems-Licht. Teil 1, 2 A-L und "Das neue-alte Licht. Der Menschheit Rettung" in 1 Band. (enthält u.a. Voraussagen und Enthüllungen des Weltgeschehens Die Liebe zu Gott und zum Nächsten Glaube und Vertrauen Die materiell gesinnte Welt Zulassung und Prüfung Unser Haus Heilen etc.)

      Mischauflage 1920, 1934, 1932 etc. Ganzleinen in Lederoptik, Mehrfachpaginierung, 19x13x6 cm, ca. 1 kg. Frakturschrift, 2-facher Farbschnitt. Leichte Lagerspuren, nur leichte Nikotinspuren, sehr wenig Eintragungen mit Blei, gutes Exemplar.

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        Frülingsgesang [Song of Spring] for two Violins, Piano and Harmonium ad lib. [WoO]. [Score and parts]. Autograph working musical manuscript signed, dated April 3, 1920 at conclusion....

      Folio. Unbound. Notated in ink on printed 12-stave music paper, ca. 300 x 250 mm. Autograph titling and inscription to recto of outer bifolium. Score: Title + 16 pp. Violin I: Title + 4 pp. Violinn II: Title + 5 pp. Harmonium: Title + 7 pp. With some corrections, additions, and cancellations within score. Overpaste amendations to lower half of one leaf within score, comprising a 3-measure passage for all instruments. Some corrections to harmonium part including notational overpaste replacing final page. With performance markings, fingerings, etc., in lead and blue pencil to parts. Inscribed to Frau Hollmann, wife of the distinguished physician Dr. Otto Hollman (1866-1940) of Berlin, by Bruch in 1920 on the occasion of her birthday: "Dem lieben Frühlingskinde, Frau Sanitätsrat Dr. Hollmann, zum Geburtstag 1920 Freundschaftlichst Max Bruch" ("To the child of Spring, the wife of [the distinguished physician] Dr. Hollmann, on her birthday 1920 Most amicably, Max Bruch" ). Slightly trimmed at upper and lower margins just affecting manuscript dynamics to several pages but with no loss of notation; lower edges of several leaves with burn marks; occasional minor dampstaining; occasional tears. In quite good condition overall. One of Bruch's last compositions, Frülingsgesang was written for the American journalist Arthur Abell, Berlin correspondent of The Musical Courier and a champion of Bruch's violin works in America. It is based on part of Bruch's oratorio "Gustav Adolf," op. 73 (1897-98). Fifield: Max Bruch His Life and Works, pp. 321 and 339. Not in the Grove or MGG works list. "The E major violin duet was written in the early months of 1920, but was published posthumously in 1922 by Carl Fischer of New York under the spurious title of Song of Spring (the title was probably Abell's). The work was based on a passage in Gustav Adolf which was a particular favourite of the composer... The Song of Spring is... in ternary form, but the middle section of the later work is new material not to be found in Gustav Adolf. The piece is inconsequential, with a simplicity of harmony, somewhat crude modulation using the diminished sevenh to and from the middle section, and an accompaniment based on the left hand of the piano part of the vocal score of Gustav Adolf for the outer sections. An unimaginative middle section is dominated by parallel thirds mirrored in both hands. There are also attempts at orchestral tremolandi more suited to the piano score of the original vocal version. Interest in Song of Spring is centred entirely on its melodic invention. Bruch himself admitted to a lack of inspiration 'in my old age' in finding new material, when he wrote to Simrock's asking permission to quote from Gustav Adolf..." Fifield p. 321. "J.A. Fuller Maitland was an admirer of Bruch, and sought to compare him with Brahms to ascertain their relative positions in music. His conclusion (which he described in his Masters of German Music) was to place him midway between Brahms and other German contemporary composers. The best of Bruch's works were in Maitland's opinion: ... distinguished by great and easily intelligible beauty, and by the rare quality of distinction... Both the music and the man belong to the Lower Rhine country... The broadly flowing melodies of his invention suggest the course of such a river as that of his native country... He is one of those who uphold most worthily the dignity of the art, and if he has not attained to the position of one whose every publication is received by musicians with a reverence due to a new revelation, he has won the hearts of many thousands of hearers by his beautiful creations in certain branches of music - viz., choral works of large design with orchestral accompaniment, and works for violin or violoncello." op. cit. p. 327. One of the last German Romantic composers, "Max Bruch's precocious gifts remained largely unfulfilled for two reasons. He was an exact contemporary of Brahms and was forced to exist in the shadow of his greater colleague even beyond the latter's death over 20 years before his own, and the stubborn resistance he maintained to musical developments largely instigated by Wagner stifled any of his own originality. Nevertheless his name will endure, if only thanks to one superb violin concerto." Christopher Fifield in Grove Music Online. Autograph manuscripts of complete works by Bruch are rare to the market....

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        L'operaio. Rivista d'istruzione tecnica popolare. Anno I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

      Soc. An. Industria et Labor 1920-29, Biella - 4 voll. rilegati in maniera difforme, tre in mz. pl. uno in tela. Qualche abrasione ai dorsi in pelle. Aloni d'umido ai piatti di un volume. Bella e rara raccolta di questa rivista stampata a Biella dal 1o numero del 15 ottobre 1920 (anno I) al numero del 31 dicembre 1929 (anno X). Primo volume; pp. 96 + 464 + 8 (contiene l'anno I e II, 1920 e 1921); secondo volume: pp. 464 + 8 + 492 + 8 (contiene l'anno III e IV, 1922 e 1923); terzo volume: pp. 480 + 8 + 484 + 8 + 24 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 24 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 24 + 24 + 20 + 24 + 20 + 24 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 24 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 8 (annate V, VI, VII, 1924, 1925 e 1926 - le pagine delle prime due annate hanno numerazione consecutiva, ogni fascicolo dell'annata VII ha numerazione autonoma); volume quarto: 560 + VI; 577 + VI + 530 + VI (annate VII, VIII, IX, 1927, 1928, 1929. Le tre annate non sono rilegate in ordine cronologico ma al contrario, compare infatti prima il 1929, poi il 1928, infine il 1927). Molte illustrazioni n.t. Larga parte dei contributi e' dedicata all'industria tessile del biellese (compaiono anche incollati al testo dei piccoli pezzeti di stoffa a mo' di campione). Nel comitato di redazione: Romolo Buratti, Mario Delpiano, Giovanni Magliola, Giovanni Strobino. ITA

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        Copy of Map of Tract No. 3743 Also known as New Windsor Square in Los Angeles, California.

      Los Angeles. Engineering Service Co. No date. Ca. 1920. Black and white plat map broadsheet, 23 x 19 inches, folding to 7 x 11 1/2 inches. A few additional folds; two very short tears and one tiny hole in lower margin; light creasing and tear to upper left edge. Information regarding Windsor Square is dealt with most helpfully at the web site of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. They write: "The older section of Windsor Square opened in 1913 and New Windsor Square opened in April 1920. The area north of Third Street was marketed by Tracy E. Shoults and Company. This tract was laid out on contour with meandering streets and irregular lots. This new idea residential community was labeled by the marketer as 'A subdivision without mistakes.'" Text accompanying the map itself states that Windsor Square is in "the heart of the Wilshire District and commands an unsurpassed view of the mountains and the sea." Verso of map features "a synopsis of the Restrictions and Conditions created for the improvement and development of Tract No. 3743..." and has the signatures of the original purchasers. Text next to the map states "All restrictions applying to this tract will be in force until January 1st, 1970." Later maps (see stock nos. 50369 and 50370) indicate reductions in the size of lots along Plymouth Boulevard and the east side of Beachwood Drive between First Street and Temple St. (Beverly Blvd) reducing by one the number of lots available along these streets. A most attractive map promoting properties in New Windsor Square, clean and bright, in very good condition. WorldCat lists the map, but gives no information on library holdings.

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      Hesperos-V.München 1920 - Ein romantisches Heldengedicht in 12 Gesängen. Nachwort von Curt Moreck. München, Hesperos-V. 1920 .Mit 18 ganzseitigen signierten Orig.-Radierungen auf Tafeln von Carl Rabus. 4°. 244 S. Orig.-Kalbspergament mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Deckelvignette und Kopfgoldschnitt.-Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - Eins von 70 num. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe in Pergament (Gesamtauflage: 350 Expl., davon 30 in Leder und 70 in Pergament). - Schöner Druck auf Bütten. - Impressum vom Künstler signiert. - Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration 280. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Poems of the Bronte Sisters.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., c.1920-23. 3 vols., 8vo. Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, gilt border to covers, top edge gilt. Held in a protective blue cloth slip case. A fine, attractive set. The 'Poems' represent the Brontes first published work. On her twenty-first birthday, Charlotte Bronte had asked Poet Laureate Robert Southey about her prospects as a writer. 'Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life' was his response. Granting this view of women, the sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne adopted pseudonyms to hide their sex, and published a joint collection 'Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell' (May 1846). Although the book failed to attract interest the sisters were undeterred, and began work on their first fiction- Charlotte continued to use the name 'Currer Bell' for her first two novels, 'Jane Eyre' (1847), and 'Shirley' (1849).

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        Kleiner Faun mit Flöte vor einem Baum sitzend.

      - Holzschnitt auf Papier, Blattgröße 28 x 23 cm. Gebräunt, unbedeutende Papier- und Randmängel. - Von fremder Hand auf dem handgeschnittenen schlichten Passepartout bezeichnet "Dagobert Peche / Faunkind m. Flöte / nach d. Original geschnitten von Friedr. Skurawy (1920)". Selten. - Dagobert Peche gilt als der phantasiebegabteste Vertreter der Wiener Werkstätte. Sein Assistent Friedrich Skurawy (1894-1966) identifizierte sich völlig mit Peches Stil und setzte dessen Entwürfe in kongenialer Weise in Holzsschnitt um. Ein weiterer Abzug des Blattes befindet sich im Wiener Leopold Museum. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        This Side of Paradise.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1920. First edition. Octavo, pp. 305. Bound in recent dark green full Morocco with raised bands and gilt titles and tooling to spine, gilt ruled margin to front and back. Top edge gilt fore-edge untrimmed, green marbled endpapers. Some spotting to the prelims, otherwise a nice clean copy in an attractive modern binding. The Jazz-age author's second novel; Amory Blaine, intent on rebelling against his staid, Midwestern upbringing, longs to acquire the patina of Eastern sophistication. In his quest for sexual and intellectual enlightenment, he progresses through a series of relationships, until he is cast out into the real world. Bruccoli. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        Croquis de mode : Croquis de mode d'été par Mario Simon (Croquis, La Gazette du Bon ton, 1920 n°3). - Les modes en l'an de grâce Mil neuf cent vingt un (Croquis, La Gazette du Bon ton, 1921 n°3) - Pour la Riviera. Robes garnies de fleurs naturelles, dans la mesure où l'on en a et où l'on ne préfère pas d'employer, moins coûteuses, les fleurs artificielles (Croquis, La Gazette du Bon ton, 1921 n°10). - Costumes tailleur de fantaisie ornés de colifichets (Croquis, La Gazette du Bon ton, 1922 n°4). -

      Set of four original lithographs in color, drawn on laid paper. Text describing the end boards.Original prints made ??for the illustration of The Gazette fashionable, one of the finest and most influential twentieth century fashion magazines, celebrating the talent of creators and artists French burgeoning art deco.Famous fashion magazine founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel, The Gazette fashionable appeared until 1925 with an interruption during the War of 1915 to 1920, due to mobilization of its editor. She is 69 Deliveries from just 2000 copies and is illustrated including 573 color plates and 148 sketches depicting models of fashion designers. Upon publication, these luxury publications "are for bibliophiles and worldly aesthetes" (Françoise Tétart-Vittu "good Gazette of tone" in the fashion dictionary, 2016). Printed on fine laid paper, they use a typeface created specifically for the magazine by Georges Peignot, the Cochin character, taken in 1946 by Christian Dior. The prints are made with the technique of metal stencil, enhanced color and some outlined in gold or palladium.The adventure began in 1912 when Lucien Vogel, man of the world and fashion - it has already participated in Femina magazine - decided to found with his wife Cosette de Brunhoff (John's sister, the father of Babar) Gazette good tone in which the subtitle is then "Art, fashions and frivolities." Georges Charensol quotes the editor: "In 1910, he observed, there was no truly artistic fashion magazine and representative of the spirit of his time. So I thought of making a glossy magazine with truly modern artists [...] I was certain of success because for any fashion country can compete with France. "(" A great art editor. Lucien Vogel "in literary News, No. 133, May 1925). The success of the magazine is immediate, not only in France but also the US and South America.Originally, Vogel therefore brings together a group of seven artists: André-Édouard Marty and Pierre Brissaud, followed by Georges Lepape and Dammicourt; and finally his friends from the School of Fine Arts as are George Barbier, Bernard Boutet de Monvel or Charles Martin. Other talents come quickly reach the equipped Guy Arnoux, Léon Bakst, Benito, Boutet de Monvel, Umberto Brunelleschi, Chas Laborde, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Raoul Dufy, Edward Halouze Alexander Iacovleff, Jean Emile Laboureur Charles Loupot, Charles Martin, Maggie Salcedo. These artists, mostly unknown when Lucien Vogel appealed to them, will eventually become iconic figures and artistic sought. These are the same illustrators who make the drawings advertisements Gazette.The boards highlight the dresses and sublime seven artists of the time: Lanvin, Doeuillet, Paquin, Poiret, Worth, Vionnet and Doucet. The designers provide for each number of exclusive models. Nevertheless, some of Illustrations contained no real model, but only the idea that the illustrator is done in the fashion of the day.Gazette fashionable is a milestone in the history of fashion. Combining the aesthetic requirement and plastic unit, it brings together for the first time the great talents of the world of arts, literature and fashion and imposed by this alchemy, a new image of women, slender, independent and bold, also driven by the new generation of designers Coco Chanel, Jean Patou, Rochas Marcel ...Recovery in 1920 by Condé Montrose Nast, Gazette fashionable modeled for the new composition and the aesthetic choices of the "little dying newspaper" that Nast had bought a few years ago: the Vogue magazine. Lucien Vogel éditeur Paris 1920-1922 18x24cm relié

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        Fifty One Watercolours of Chinese Life and Customs by Unknown Chinese Artist]*....

      No date. (circa1920). Fifty one delicate full page Chinese watercolours (13.7 x 21.7cm) attractively rebound in light blue patterned silk boards (14.6 x 22.2cm). 9cm tear causing loss at lower edge of final leaf professionally repaired with Japanese paper, small tear with 3cm loss one other leaf, few other minor closed tears affecting margin only, some occasional spotting but generally very good. Each of the delicate painting in this delightful album are captioned in Chinese and range across a variety of aspects of Chinese life. The watercolours include scenes from a wedding, the birth and early life of a child, scenes from a career of a military officer, a painting showing the publication of the successful candidates in Imperial examination system, New Year celebrations, cultivation and harvesting of rice and images from both tea and silk production. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 154536)....

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        [Beethoven-Ausstellung der Stadt Wien, I. Bz. Rathaus, Historisches Museum 16. Dezember - 15. Jänner].

      Wien, Secession - graph. Kunstanstalt, 1920. Orig. Plakat, gerahmt, mit Passepartout. Beeindruckende Orignallithographie in drei Farben: Text im Randbereich beschnitten, im Bildausschnitt ca. 59,5 x 49,5 cm (Abbildung). - Leichte Gbrsp. - Abgebildet und beschrieben in der Biographie von Arpad Weixlgärtner: Karl Sterrer. Ein Wiener Maler der Gegenwart. Wien, Vlg. d. Gesellschaft f. vervielfätigender Kunst, S. 118f. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik

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        Fond de cantine

      Nrf. First edition, one of 940 numbered copies on pur fil, the only large paper copies with 118 re-imposed.Autograph inscription dated and signed by the author in pencil to Monsieur Hennique.A good copy. Nrf Paris 1920 13x19,5cm broché

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        Photographic investigations of the faint nebulae.

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1920. First edition of the doctoral thesis of the foremost observational astronomer of the twentieth century, which foreshadows much of Hubble's later work. In particular, it contains the first suggestion that some of the 'nebulae,' or galaxies, lie outside the Milky Way, and thus that the observable universe is much larger than our own galaxy: "Considering the problematic nature of the data, the agreement is such as to lend some color to the hypothesis that the spirals [i.e., spiral galaxies] are stellar systems at distances to be measured often in millions of light years" (p. 9). He confirmed this, one of the most important discoveries in astronomy, in 1926 when he had access to the 100-inch telescope at Mount Wilson. In his thesis, Hubble also identified for the first time the class of 'elliptical galaxies.' Hubble's thesis is very rare on the market. Hubble (1889-1953) took his B.S degree in physics and astronomy at the University of Chicago in 1910. He secured a Rhodes scholarship and spent three years in Oxford studying law at the insistence of his father. Back in America he decided to return to the University of Chicago as a graduate student at Yerkes Observatory, where he had access to the 24-inch reflector built by Ritchey in 1901. "It was Hubble's great good fortune that he was completing his graduate studies just as the director of the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, George Ellery Hale, was scouting for new staff. The observatory's 100-inch Hooker telescope, the most powerful in the world, was nearing completion. Hubble accepted Hale's job offer, but, before he could take up the position, the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. He hastily completed his dissertation on "Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae" in the spring of 1917 so that he could enlist in the U.S. Army. Hale, however, held the Mount Wilson position open for him until the end of the war" (Britannica). Hubble began his thesis by summarizing the state of knowledge of nebulae in 1917: "Extremely little is known of the nature of nebulae, and no significant classification has yet been suggested; not even a precise definition has been formulated. The essential features are that they are situated outside our solar system, that they present sensible surfaces, and that they should be unresolved into separate stars. . . . Some at least of the great diffuse nebulosities . . . lie within our stellar system; while others, the great spirals, with their enormous radial velocities and insensible proper motions apparently lie outside our system" (p. 1). He went on to carry out "a statistical study of the "numerous small faint nebulae, vague markings on the photographic plate, whose very forms are indistinct." Hubble studied several clusters of these small, faint nebulae that he had discovered by photographing fields with the 24-inch reflector oat the Yerkes Observatory. Until this time only 76 nebulae were known in clusters; Hubble added 512 more in seven well-defined clusters. These objects he classified according to form, brightness, and size, and he measured their positions accurately. "Hubble went on to estimate the minimum sizes of these objects by reasoning that "the spirals form a continuous series from the great nebula of Andromeda to the limit of resolution, the small ones being much more numerous. Considering them to be scattered at random as regards distance and size, some conception may be formed of their dimensions from the data at hand. The average radial velocity of those so far observed is about 400 km/sec, while the proper motion is negligible. Putting the annual proper motion at 0".05 the lower limit of the average distance is found to be 7500 light years. If they are within our sidereal system, then, as they are most numerous in the direction of its minimum axis, the dimensions of our system must be much greater than commonly supposed." Hubble continued with an estimate of the velocity of escape from a spiral, which he found to be comparable to that of the galaxy. Thus he concluded, "Considering the problematic nature of the data, the agreement is such as to lend some color to the hypothesis that the spirals are stellar systems at distances to be measured often in millions of light years"" (Edwin Powell Hubble 1889-1953: A Biographical Memoir, National Academy of Sciences, pp. 188-9). "On the plates Hubble took with [the 24-inch reflector, Hubble] found several clusters of small, faint 'nebulae.' He commented on the large number of small, faint nebulae that are not spirals, but that are "round or nearly so, brightening more or less gradually toward the center, and devoid of detail." The brightest member of this class was M60, and he said that their spectra... were "continuous, and probably of the same type as those of the spirals and the globular clusters." Thus although Keeler and Curtis had supposed that all the small 'nebulae' were unresolved spirals, Hubble had correctly recognized that they are not, and had defined the class of objects which he was later to name elliptical galaxies. He tried ... to derive information on the distances of the nebulae from his meager observational data combined with half-understood theoretical ideas... he was groping with inadequate instruments toward the solution of great problems" (Bertolotti, p. 271). "In 1919 Hubble finally joined the Mount Wilson Observatory. There his achievements made him the foremost astronomer of the 20th century and one of the most influential scientists of all time in changing our understanding of the universe. He demonstrated conclusively, after centuries of fruitless speculation by other astronomers, that spiral nebulae are independent galaxies at great distances beyond our own galaxy. This great accomplishment was only the starting point for Hubble. Other scientists, including Einstein, had assumed the universe to be static. Hubble went on to show that the universe is expanding" ( There are two variant issues of this work. The other has a different title page and wrappers - see B. Bertolotti et al, Modern cosmology in retrospect, 1990. Publications of the Yerkes Observatory, Vol. IV, Part II. 4to (300 x 236 mm), pp. [iv], 17 with two plates (numbered III & IV). Original printed wrappers, upper left corner with small loss, otherwise a very fine copy. Rare.

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        Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Artiste et Savant Français en Amérique de 1816 à 1839.

      Le Havre: Museum d'histoire naturelle, 1920. Large octavo, 42 plates; in marbled parchment boards, original wrappers. A detailed and surprisingly rare monograph on Lesueur's travels in America, which includes a brief summary of his work as naturalist and artist on the Baudin expedition.This work is of particular interest for Lesueur's later career. In 1815, he travelled to the United States with the American geologist William Maclure, and in 1825 joined the New Harmony commune in Indiana soon after it was founded. It was during this period that he cemented his reputation as a naturalist, especially for his work in conjunction with the American Thomas Say. Some leaves loose in the binding, but a good copy bound.

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        Wallpapers and Decorations. The Latest Designs and Choicest Colouring, Are to Be Found at John Gilkes & Sons (Limited) The Prudential Buildings 146 North St., Brighton.

      No date. Ca. 1920. Color lithographic poster, 46 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches. Little paper loss to upper edge, tears (up to 1 1/2 inch) and chips to edges, soft creases from rolling, clean and bright. Elegant poster design by Conrad Leigh, who also produced wallpaper designs for manufacturers John Gilkes and Sons. The poster was lithographed by J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd. Litho. of London.

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        An original watercolour painting of a fawn surrounded by forest animals.

      An original finely detailed, and painstakingly executed, watercolour of a young deer surrounded by forest animals, painted on artist's board within a circular grey painted border and signed, characteristically, with the initials "EJD" and the date of 1920, presented within a cream acid-free mount with circular window; preserved in lovely condition with only a couple of tiny, and barely noticeable, fox marks to the background and another very small (7mm) watercolour splash to the foliage.. A beautiful, lovingly-worked, and harmonious painting demonstrating the exquisite skill of this watercolour artist. This image was reproduced as an onlaid plate on the cover of "Baby Birds and Beasts" (Oxford University Press, 1920), which is the combined, and abridged, edition of the individual titles The Book of Baby Beasts and The Book of Baby Birds.

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        LEON HOUYOUX (1856-1940) belgischer Maler, Akademie Brüssel, arbeitete auch in Paris, wo er mit dem Impressionismus in Kontakt kam

      - ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE (Öl auf Lwd., gerahmt, 59 x 50 cm), vom Künstler links unten eigenhändig signiert. Das Bild gut, der weiße Holzrahmen mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Um 1920. Betitelt auf der Rückseite in Französisch : Kleiner Garten vor dem Hospiz. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le côte de Guermantes

      First edition on ordinary paper, falsely stated third edition.Handsome autograph inscription from Marcel Proust to André Salmon.Two small lacks to the spine, skillfully and discreetly repaired. Retaining the double errata leaf.This copy is in a full black morocco box, the interior lined with khaki green sheep by Goy & Vilaine.Dans ses "Souvenirs sans fin", Salmon relate les circonstances de cette "rencontre" improbable entre deux univers littéraires qui se sont peu côtoyés, la bohème des Montparnos et les salons aristocratiques que fréquentait Proust :"Si je n'ai pas connu Proust, nous avons correspondu.C'est lui qui vint à moi, de la façon la plus exquise et aussi la moins attendue.Je venais de donner à la Nouvelle Revue Française (mars 1920) une fable réaliste: "Le Mannequin d'acajou", quelque chose dont je n'aurais jamais soupçonné que cela pût séduire l'observateur, le féroce adorateur, oui subjugué et méprisant, de la duchesse de Guermantes, Oriane, haïssable créature digne de l'exposition publique. (...) Marcel Proust m'écrivit dès aussitôt sa lecture de Mannequin d'acajou. Il m'offrirait aussi de ses livres, avec de précieuses dédicaces. Sans doute ai-je répondu à Marcel Proust. Je ne lui ai pas rendu visite. Correspondre avec lui comptait pour moi. Je n'ai pu me résoudre à me rendre à son chevet (...) et, surtout, à m'asseoir parmi tant d'autres dont les délectations ne furent jamais les miennes. Bien entendu pas question d'aller joindre Marcel Proust à minuit, au Ritz où je suis peu connu du personnel.Ai-je eu tort? en tout cas, Marcel Proust ne m'en garda pas rancune. Il put m'avoir bien compris, deviné. Non seulement il m'écrivit encore, mais il écrivit à d'autres dans l'intention de me servir. "En effet, à la suite de la publication de cette nouvelle Proust proposa le nom de Salmon avec celui de Rivière pour l'obtention des deux bourses Blumenthal, malheureusement Salmon avait déja atteint l'age limite et ce fut André Thérive qui obtint la seconde bourse. André Salmon n'apprendra ce soutien qu'en 1951 en lisant dans la Revue de Paris des lettres inédites de Proust à E. Jaloux: "Je détache celle qu'à mon propos il eut la gentillesse d'écrire, en grelottant de fièvre (...):"Votre conclusion semble donc être Salmon, ce qui est d'ailleurs celle à laquelle je m'étais arrêté avec Gide. Je trouve que la raison qu'on a fait valoir (le prix lui permettra de ne pas faire de journalisme) est très mauvaise. Mais le talent est une raison suffisante. (...) ". (Cf. A. Salmon, Souvenirs sans fin, p. 807-809)  Nrf Paris 1920 14x19,5cm broché sous étui

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        Albert Einstein Signed Etching.

      1920. Etching of Albert Einstein done by German printmaker J.J. Muller in 1934. Signed by Muller and also signed by Albert Einstein on the lower right side. In fine condition. The etching measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 17.75 inches by 21 inches. An exceptional piece. Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (David Bodanis).

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        La voce di S. Pietro. Periodico mensile a beneficio della nuova chiesa monumentale di S. Pietro.erigenda in Borgo S. Pietro. Asti

      Tip. Popolare. Poi: La tipografica, Asti 1920 - 19 annate legate in 3 volumi + annate a fogli sciolti. Ogni numero pp. 8 con illustrazioni nel testo. Mezza tela coeva. Anni 1920 (anno I) - 1938 (anno XIX). Ogni annata composta da 12 numeri eccetto la prima annata che inizia dal mese di agosto 1920. Mancano: n. 1 - 1924; n. 9 - 1928; n. 12 - 1935; n. 9, n. 12 - 1936; n. 3, n. 4 - 1937; n. 12 - 1938. Piccola mancanza dovuta a ritaglio al n. 6 del dell'anno III alla pp. 5/6. Sono incluse alcune circolari, il supplemento del giugno 1923 in occasione della prima pietra dell'erigenda chiesa monumentale. A partire dall'annata 1924 sono presenti in ogni numero gli inserti a puntate dell'opera del Savio, Asti occupata e liberata. Nell'annata 1932 viene riportata la notizia della morte del Vescovo Spandre e, di seguito, la nomina del Vescovo Rossi. Si acclude inoltre il numero sciolto 11 - 1939 dedicato alla nomina a Vicario generale della diocesi, di Monsignor Emilio Cavallotto. Prime 19 annate di questo longevo bollettino parrocchiale nel quale sono rendicontate tutte le vicende legate alla costruzione della nuova chiesa a partire dalle prime raccolte di donazioni, la realizzazione delle fondazioni, i primi metri della parte in rilevato, l'acquisto delle colonne, la posa del tetto, le vetrate sino alla completa realizzazione dell'edificio. Inoltre molte sono le notazioni legate alla vita del borgo, nati e morti, orari dei treniu e delle tramvie ecc. Rarissima serie ITA

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        Histoire Universelle - 4 Tomes et l'Index Général

      Aix-en-Provence: Société De l'Histoire Universelle, 1920 Edition originale "NON-COUPÉE". TRÈS RARE, à plus forte raison dans cet état. Tome I: [xvii] - 92 pages. (Tome I en très bonne condition). Tome II: 190 pages (Tome II en très bonne condition, minime déchirure de 0,5cm dans le bas de la reliure). Tome III: 157 pages (Tome III en très bonne condition). Tome IV: 220 pages - [1p] - 2p{Table des matières} (Tome IV en très bonne condition à l'exception d'une déchirure dans le coin supérieur droit de la couverture, affectant aussi la page de garde - voir photo). INDEX GÉNÉRAL: 19 pages (papier légèrement bruni mais en bonne condition; petite déchirure dans le haut des 2 premières pages, ne touchant pas le texte). Cette Histoire Universelle nous fait découvrir une autre facette de l'infatiguable et irremplaçable baron, que l'on qualifie souvent de "petit", alors "qu'immense" serait plus approprié, car son oeuvre est considérable, la partie olympique n'en représentant que la moitié. Photos disponibles sur demande. 1,2 kg

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        La Morte Darthur

      London: Philip Lee Warner, publisher to the Medici Society Ltd,, 1920. The History of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table. 2 volumes, octavo (227 x 157 mm). Bound for Henry Sotheran's in blue crushed half morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt in compartments, raised bands gilt, top edge gilt, blue endpapers. Colour frontispieces, pictorial title pages printed in green and black, 34 colour plates all by William Russell Flint. Bookseller's stamp to head of front free endpaper versos. Spines slightly toned, light rubbing to bottom edges of boards, foxing to edges and occasionally to margins, not affecting text; an excellent set. This edition was first printed in the Riccardi Press Books 1911 and was reprinted in 1920. It includes Caxton's preface to the original 1485 edition, the text is Caxton's as represented by Dr. Sommer's 1889 reprint with modernised spelling, and a bibliographical note by the editor, Alfred William Pollard, a well respected bibliographer at the British Museum. This edition features the illustrations of William Russell Flint, for which he won a silver medal at the 1913 Paris Salon.

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        Genius - Zeitschrift für werdende und alte Kunst. (3 Jge. in 6 Bänden: alles was erschienen).

      2 (35.5 x 26.5 cm), VIII Inhaltsverz., 319, 332 u. 356 S., ges. 16 Orig.-Graphiken (davon 1 koloriert), zahlr., tlw. farb. Abb. meist a. montierten s/w-Taf. in 1920/2 lose Verlagsanzeigen., Brosch. m. Rückenschildchen u. farb. Deckeltitel. Die zwei bädne des Jahres 1920 in HPerg., Broschierte Bde: Deckel etwas fleckig, gebräunt, Rücken am Kapital und Fuss mit kleinen Fehlstellen. HPerg-Bd.:Rücken etwas fleckig, Kanten berieben, innen sauber. - Gutes Exemplar. Enthält komplett die 16 ganzseitigen Orig.-Graphiken: 1919/1: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff: Kopf (Holzschnitt) Karl Caspar: Johannes auf Patmos (Lithogr.) Richard Seewald: Der Hirte (kolorierter Holzschnitt): 1919/2: Franz Marc: Aus der Tierlegende (Holzschnitt) Heinrich Nauen: Mutter und Kind (Radierung) Ignaz Epper: Mädchenkopf (Lithogr.) 1920/1: Erich Heckel: Mädchenkopf (Holzschnitt) G. Ehrlich: Tröstung (Lithogr.) Frans Masereel: Business-man (Holzschnitt) 1920/2: Max Kaus: Kopf (Holzschnitt) André Rouveyre: Kopf (Holzschnitt) 1921/1: Edwin Scharff: Die Brüder (Lithogr.) Alexander Archipenko: Figürliche Komposition (Lithogr.) Carl Hofer: Das Nest (Lithogr.) 1921/2: K. Schmidt-Rottluff: Lesender Mann (Holzschnitt) Alexander Kanoldt: Klausen (Lithogr.). Vgl. Raabe, Zeitschriften Nr. 74: Jeder Jahrgang zerfällt in 2 Teile: Die bildenden Künste Dichtung und Menschheit. [...] Repräsentative Kunstzeitschrift unter Einbeziehung der expressionistischen Dichtung. Führende Museumsleute und Kunsthistoriker nehmen zur expr. Kunst in eingehenden Würdigungen und Untersuchungen Stellung. [...] Mit dichterischen, philosophischen und literaturkritischen Beiträgen u. a. v. J. R. Becher, E. Bloch, M. Brod, E. R. Curtius, A. Döblin, H. Hesse, G. Heym, K. Hiller, F. Kafka, K. Pinthus, R. Schickele, E. Weiss, A. Wolfenstein. Ab 2. Jg. hgg. von C. G. Heise u. H. Mardersteig. - (Complete in 6 volumes, everything that's been published.). 35.5 x 26.5 cm,VIII pages of contents, 319, 332 and 356 pages, contains 16 original prints (1 of which is coloured), and many illustrations (partly in colour and mounted plates). Condition. Partly foxed and browend. spine with small faults - over all a good copy.

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        Zwei Fische. Gouache.

       Unten links signiert und monogrammiert. Auf festem Velin. 41,5 x 58 cm (Blattgröße). In Naß in Naß Technik gemaltes Blatt von sehr farbfrischer Erhaltung. - 1920 beginnt F. K. Gotsch ein Studium an der Sächsische Akademie der Künste Dresden und wird ein Meisterschüler von Oskar Kokoschka. Hier hat er Kontakt mit Hilde Goldschmidt und Hans Meyboden. Zu Studienaufenthalten hält er sich in New York, Paris, Italien und Südfrankreich, München und Berlin auf. Bei einem Luftangriff während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurde sein Berliner Atelier und fast sein komplettes Werk zerstört. Nachdem Gotsch in den ersten Nachkriegsjahren vorrangig kulturpolitisch tätig ist, konzentriert er sich ab 1951 wieder vollständig auf seine künstlerische Arbeit. Nach einer Phase intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit dem Kubismus Picassos und des Experimentierens mit abstrakten Darstellungsformen entwickelt der Künstler den für sein weiteres Werk typischen \"späten Expressionismus\". Als einer der wenigen gegenständlich malenden Künstler seiner Generation kann sich Gotsch schon zu Lebzeiten öffentlicher Anerkennung erfreuen. - Im Unterrand eine kleine, unauffällige Knickspur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Expressionismus, Nordeutschland,

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        3 Lithographien in Originalumschlag

      Alfred Kubin: 3 Lithographien in Originalumschlag auf Büttenpapier, auf dem Vorderblatt faksimilierter Namenszug und lithographischer Erscheinungsvermerk, Innenseite mit ebenfalls handschriftlich lithographiertem Druckvermerk, 1920, Folio/40 x 28,6 cm Verlag Neuer Graphik, Wien. No. 31 von 75 num. Exemplaren und drei vom Künstler handschriftlich signierten Originallithographien auf Japan: "Märchenprinzessin", "Pferdeschwemme", "Der steinerne Fischer". Siehe Raabe 127/a - c in nahezu neuwertiger Erhaltung!

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        VOYAGE OUT

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Comp., 1920. Very early American Edition, First Harcourt, Brace edition. 8vo, publisher’s blue cloth with paper label on spine. 575. A very nice copy, near fine. Woolf’s first novel. “ Realistic in form but already foreshadowing the lyric intensity of her later work, it describes the voyage to South America of a young Englishwomen, Rachel Vinrace; her engagement there to Sir John Hirst and her subsequent fever and rapid death.”

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        Signed photographic portraits of Milne and Shepard from the office of Punch.

      [c. 1920s] - Minor scratches to the edge of the photo of Milne. Excellent condition. Original photographic portraits of E. H. Shepard (145 × 98 mm) and A. A. Milne (oval approximately 130 × 95 mm). Individually mounted, glazed, and framed. Contributor portraits reputedly from the offices of Punch, in the same framing style as other Punch portraits. Both Milne and Shepard contributed to Punch before partnering to produce the Pooh books. Shepard's inscription "Yours Truly, E. H. Shepard" is tipped onto the mount below his portrait, and Milne has signed the mount to the lower right of his portrait. Provenance: from the collection of Pat McInally. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Juridik och politik I-III + Juridiska skrifter I-X + Supplement I-III. (Juridik och Politik) 1. (Omfattande uppsatser ang. pant- och retentionsrätt, sysslomannaskap, tjänstehjonslega och tjänstelega). 2 (Omfattande uppsatser ang. vindikationsrätt, ocker, vite och ränta samt arbetsbeting m.m.) 3. (Innehållande politiska tal, riksdagsanföranden m.m.). + (Juridiska skrifter) 1. Uppsatser ang. försträckning, köp, gåva och handelsbolag. 2. Uppsatser om panträtt, borgen och köp 3. Uppsatser om borgen, köp och sysslomannaskap. 4. Uppsatser om preskription och borgen m.m. 5. Uppsatser om vindikationsrätt, ocker, vite och ränta samt pant- och retentionsrätt, utgör ny upplaga av delar utav "Juridik och Politik" I och II. 6. Skrifter om köp, panträtt och handelsbolag, utgör ny upplaga av delar av "Juridiska skrifter" 1921 och 1922. 7. Uppsatser om panträtt, deposition, lån, saklega och köp. 8. Uppsatser om lån, deposition, saklega, köp och fullmakt. 9. uppsatser om preskription, försträckning och köp. 10. Skrifter om avtals slutande, köp, avbetalningsköp och sysslomannaskap m.m. (Supplement) I. Innehåller skrifter om årsstämning, kommision, förmånsrättsordningen, konkurrensklausuler m.m. 2. Tillägg och innehållsförteckning. 3. Angrepp och försvar.

      Malmö, 1920-1924 Sexton arbeten bundna i Fjorton volymer, 280; 249; 180 + 327; 291; 320; 315; 247; 256; 313; 291; 302; 436 + 120; ca 82; 23 s. Halvskinnband och helskinnband. 27,5 x 20 cm. Första fem volymerna är halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt och fem upphöjda bind (G. Hedberg, Stockholm). Följande fyra volymer är helskinnband med guldornerade pärmar och rygg. Inre denteller och samtliga snitt i guld (G. Hedberg). De sista fem volymerna är halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind och marmorerade snitt (Nordiska bokhandeln, Stockholm), dessa volymer har vissa bruksspår. I volymerna finns författarens exlibris och egna kommentarer i blyerts. I slutet av volymerna finns flertalet monterade och inbundna porträtt av författaren. Här finns även bilder av dennes familj och slottet Gripsnäs som var deras bostad. Här finns även många inklistrade tidningsurklipp som berör författaren. Intressant brev som troligtvis berör försäljningen av Gripsnäs medföljer. Berndt Hasselrot var en svensk ämbetsman och politiker (konservativ). Från oktober 1906 till 1913 var han justitieombudsman, justitieminister mellan 17 februari 1914 och 30 mars 1917, president i Skånska hovrätten 1913-1929. Han bodde på slottet Gripsnäs i Marifred med sin familj från 1919 till han dog 1930. Bilden återger tre volymer ur sviten.

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        Dibujos originales de Maestros Espanoles. 150 apuntes y estudios de artistas del siglo XVI asta el siglo XIX.

      Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann, 1920 - Large folio (52 x 38 cm). 17 pp. text + 150 plates. 2 Flügelmappen. *Exemplar 119 einer kleinen numerierten Auflage. Die Tafeln aus kräftigem Velin mit montierten Faksimiles von Graphiken spanischer Meister. - Die schweren Mappen außen etwas beschabt, innen vollständig und sauber. / Printes in a small numbered edition (here the numer 119). Binding outside with some rubbing, inside complete, clean and in good condition. Heavy set (about 12 kg) - higher shipping costs outside of Europe. Sprache: Spanisch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000

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        Poésies Complètes.

      Paris, Georges Crès & Cie. 1920 - Édition décorée de compositions dessinées et gravées sur bois par Louis Jou et d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Paul Baudier. Préface et Notes de Ad. van Bever. Édition tirée à 848 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci (N°475) sur vélin de Rives. Paris, Georges Crès & Cie. - 1920 - XIV et 346 pages. Très belle reliure plein maroquin vert de Kieffer. Dos à 4 gros nerfs, aux titre et auteur dorés. Filet et fleurons à froid. Plats ornés à froid d'un bouquet de fleurs. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Dos légèrement insolé. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(29x24). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musterkasten mit Zahnkronen der Zahntechnikfirma tdl - NOVOTYP. Mit 220 Zahnkronen-Modellen.

      Um 1920. - Musterkasten ca. 43,5x27,5x4 cm. Pappkasten mit Elefantenhautpapierbezug und hübschem avantgardistischem Labelaufkleber der Firma, kleine Metallschließen. Kompletter Modellkasten einer Zahntechnik-Firma. Enthält Zahnkronen für alle Zähne in verschiedenen Gold- bis Silberfarbtönen. Der Innendeckel mit rotem Stoff und goldfarbenem Logo der Firma bedruckt. Der Kasten mit Schabspuren, die Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, innen gut erhalten, die Zahnkronen tadellos.

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        Zahnprothetik-Modell der Firma WEKABE zum Aufklappen.

      Ca. 1920. - Format ca. 8x7x6 cm. Das Modell aus Gusseisen, die Zähne aus Keramik. Das Zahnprothetik-Modell kann im 180 Winkel aufgeklappt werden. Einzelne Zähne können herausgenommen werden, im Oberkiefer eine Brücke, diese ebenfalls entfernbar. Aus schwerem Metall. Ein Zahn lose, einer fehlt. Mit eingestanzter Auslands-Patentnummer. Schön erhalten. Antique dental prosthetic teeth from the german company WEKABE. Around 1920-1930. A beautiful model of dentition, which opens 180 degrees. One dent lacks, one is loose.

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        Shakespeare Identified in Edward de Vere the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford

      London: Cecil Palmer, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Looney's legendary work originating the Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship. Very good but a bit loose with prior owner's name in ink on ffep, a few bent pages, and some rubbing to the boards. Extremely Scarce on the market.

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        Das Theater. Bühnenbilder und Kostüme. Mit einem Text von Oskar Bie.

      34(1) S. (1 Blatt, 36 Tafeln, 1Bl. ). OHLeinen mit kolorierter Deckellithographie, Kopfgoldschnitt. Mit drei lithographierten Vignetten, 26 handkolorierten Lithographien und 8 Lichtdrucken. Die ganzseitigen Lithographien zeigen Personen aus 'Figaros Hochzeit', 'Hoffmanns Erzählungen' und 'La Boheme', die Lichtdrucke auch Bühnenbilder zu 'Romeo und Julia', 'Cäsar und Cleopatra' und 'Don Pasquale'. Vorliegend ein Exemplar der extrem seltenen, nicht bezeichneten Vorzugsausgabe auf Japan. Siehe: Almanach der Verlags 1920 (s. Bestellnr: 3649). Innen ein gutes Exemplar der Rücken etwas leimschattig, die Kanten sind gering berieben. Kleinere Einrisse in der Rückenfalz und am Rückenkopf. Exlibris von Curt und Lilli Sobernheim (dabei handelt es sich wohl um deutsch-jüdischen Bankier der Commerzbank Berlin 1871-1940).

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        Das Gasthaus zur Kartätsche. Eine Geschichte aus dem alten Österreich.

      München, Musarion Vlg. 1920. 12°. 70 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanz.). OBrosch. m. Umschlagzeichnung v. Bea Fock. Einbd. vereinz. leicht fl., Vorderdeckel m. Lichtspuren, Rücken u. Vorderdeckel geklebt, im Text papierbed. gebräunt, aber kaum abgegriffen. - Auf Schmutztitel m. eigenh., unterz. Widm. von Leo Perutz an Kurt Blauensteiner. Widmung in nicht auflösbaren Abbreviaturen. \"WG² 4; Lehmann, Leo Perutz 59. EA. Leicht überarbeitete Form der frühen Erzählung `Der Feldwebel Schramek` die erstmals 1907 in der Weihnachtsbeilage der `Teplitzer Zeitung` erschien. 1930 übernahm er sie in die Novellensammlung `Herr, erbarme Dich meiner!`. In beiden Varianten wird die Geschichte eines Feldwebels erzählt, der ? angeblich, so lautet die Deutung anderer ? aus Liebeskummer Selbstmord begeht. - Der Widmungsträger Kurt Blauensteiner (1907-1940?) war der Sohn des akademischen Malers Leopold Blauensteiner. Er studierte zuerst Germanistik und später Kunstgeschichte. Während seiner Studienzeit trat er im Jahr 1928 dem ?Verein der Freunde Asiatischer Kunst und Kultur? bei, für den eine umfangreiche Tätigkeit dokumentiert ist. Aus einem erhaltenen Antrag des Vereins, zu dessen Beirat B. ernannt wurde, geht der einzige Hinweiß über seine berufliche Tätigkeit hervor. Er wird als Museumsassistent geführt, an welchem Museum er beschäftigt war, geht jedoch nicht hervor. (vgl. dazu Brandstätter Andrea. Verein der Freunde Asiatischer Kunst und Kultur in Wien. Diplomarbeit 2000). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Belletristik, Österreich, Widmungsexemplare, Signierte Bücher, Wiener Moderne, Novelle

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        ??????????????????? [ Nij?man bun ichi Ranry? Boruneo (Tarakan fukin) ] 1: 200,000 Scale Maps of Dutch Borneo (Tarakan and its Vicinity), Nos.1 to 24

      Sanb? Honbu Rikuchi Sokury?-bu ????????? [Land Survey Department, Army General Staff Headquarters]. Complete set of 24 folded sheets showing Tarakan Island and its vicinity in great detail. Scale 1: 200,000. Each map measures approximately 58 x 46cm, includes a key featuring important resources and geographical points of interest. Two sheets a little stained, one sheet damp affected at edges with some very minor loss on the left hand margin in one area, some occasional browning and spotting but overall very good. Pencilled annotations on reverse in Japanese. These maps which show the map data in Dutch and the legend in Japanese were based on Dutch maps made between 1920 and 1936. Each shows the character ? or secret in the upper right corner. Prior to World War II the island of Tarakan off the coast of Borneo had been an important to the Dutch as an oil production centre. After the taking of the island by the Japanese the sabotage done to the oil refinery was quickly repaired and the island also became important to the Japanese. By 1945 the tide of the war had turned and the island became well known as the first stage of the Allied campaign to take Borneo back from the Japanese. Australian troops landed on Tarakan on May 1st, 1945 anticipating a short battle however it wasn't until June 21st that the Australian, United States and Dutch forces who were involved in this operation, code named "Oboe One" were victorious. Victory for the Allies on Tarakan came at the cost of a great many lives, most particularly among the Japanese forces. .

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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        African-American Man's Scrapbook

      Providence, Rhode Island, 1920. Good to Very Good. Scrapbook made from a half-leather 7" x 8.5" used business ledger with over 300 items glued to approximately 150 pages. Primarily newspaper clippings, with two small photos of young women, a Masonic membership application, a Templar's Ball program, and a fund-raising handbill for a church. Binding seems loose, but pages are firmly attached and in nice shape. The glue-stained clippings are haphazardly arranged. Many larger clipping have separated along storage folds. At various times, Denson worked as a janitor, porter, and laborer. He also served as a lieutenant in the Rhode Island Militia's First Separate Company of Infantry (Colored). The scrapbook obviously reflects Denson's interests and include many articles related to: * Black-on-black crime (sexual abuse of children, shootings, razor slashings,murders, drug dealing, cold-finger murders, assaults, domestic violence, confidence scams, etc.); two articles feature murders of white men by blacks. * Race-relations (Negro-baiting politicians including Senator Tillman, comparisons of whites and blacks, racial discontent in Akron and East St. Louis, the last African-American Congressman from the Reconstruction era, an illustrated warning to white mothers not to allow their young daughters to associate with "uncouth colored" boys, Jim Crows laws passed in South Carolina, several lynchings, etc.) * Boxing, especially Jack Johnson (Bat Masterson's editorial condemnation, other editorials about his conviction for violating the Mann Act, his assault upon a man who insulted his wife, etc.) * African-American military service (the 50th anniversary of the 10th Cavalry, the formation of the 92nd Division, the qualities of Negro soldiers, etc.) and much more. Scarce. As of 2017, nothing similar in the trade and only one similar auction record at the Rare Book Hub. While OCLC identifies a number of scrapbooks of prominent or famous African-American held by institutions, there are no records of similar 'common man' scrapbooks.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Album d'échantillons de tissu destiné aux maisons de couture. / Album of samples of fabrics meant for the fashion houses.

      1920 - Très intéressant catalogue regroupant plus de 1500 échantillons de tissus proposés aux maisons de couture. France, vers 1920.In-folio regroupant plus de 1500 échantillons de tissus sur 171 pages. Quelques échantillons manquent. Relié en demi-toile grise de l'époque à coins.475 x 320 mm. / A very interesting catalogue with more than 1500 samples of fabrics offered to fashion houses. France, about 1920.Folio [475 x 320 mm], with more than 1500 samples of fabrics pasted on 171 pages. Few samples are missing. Bound in contemporary grey half-cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Camille Sourget]
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      London: Constable,, 1920. Quarto. Original japon boards, titles gilt to spine and front, colour-printed circular illustration laid down to front. With the die-cut dust jacket. 38 colour and black and white plates mounted, illustrations in the text. A little rubbing to extremities, and a few minor marks to covers, sound and clean, an excellent copy in the jacket which is faded to spine, somewhat chipped and torn at the corners and along edges, with two closed tears from the die-cut centre of the front panel, and also a few perforations. First edition, in the very scarce dust jacket. This gorgeously illustrated Rubaiyat, decadent, faintly erotic, and distinctly Beardsley-esque, is the only major publication of artist Ronald S. Balfour (1896?1941).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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