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        Limbo [FIRST FICTION]

      George H. Doran Co. New York [1920] - Presumed First American Edition, bound from the British sheets and lacking publisher's colophon at title page. Original green boards, cloth spine and paper spine label, original thin-paper printed dustjacket. Author's first collection of stories of which a contemporary review in The Weekly Review states: "Mr. Huxley is in the strict etymological sense a Sansculotte, one of those persons who, having stripped sex of all its dignity and nobility, invite the reader with a wink and a leer to share their pleasure in the residue". Near Fine, contemporary inscription at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, spine modestly darkened, shallow chips at spine ends. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesies Completes. Edition decoree et compositions dessinees et gravees sur bois par Louis Jou et d'un portrait de l'auteur grave par Paul Baudier. Preface et Notes de Ad. van Bever

      Paris: Editions Georges Cres & Cie, 1920. One of 795 numbered copies on velin de Rives from a total edition of 848. Small folio. Bound: 3/4 maroon morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, top edge gilt, original covers bound in, near fine. Woodengraved portrait of author by Paul Baudier as frontispiece, and five woodengravings hors-texte printed in black after designs by Louis Jou, with ornamental bandeaux and chapter headings printed in black; with decorated capital letters in red and black; culs-de-lampe in black, all designed and cut by Louis Jou.

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        Recommendations of The Government of Egypt

      The Labour Research Department, London, 1920 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Single gathering wire-stitched into the original green wrappers, white paper title label to upper wrapper printed in black.An exceptionally nice copy of a book once thought to be a true rarity. In truth copies do surface with a fair degree of regularity, however seldom in collector's condition.[100]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Musterbuch für Abziehbilder

      NP 1920 - Folio. Unpaginated [24 leaves]. Original Manilla folder with title handwritten in ink on front cover. Unique sample book of marquetry patterns, containing 24 chromolithograph plates with various and colorful motifs. Some age-wear on folder with slight soiling on covers and age-toning along edges. Upper back corner bumped, thus affecting pages throughout. Minor creasing and sporadic soiling along paper margin (not affecting illustrations.) Captions in German. Folder in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

      JOHN WINSTON CO. 1920 CIRCA, CHICAGO, PHILA - Absolutely beautiful, pristine emerald green, velvet calf leather with gold gilt lettering on front cover & spine, gold gilt fore edges, blue satin ribbon marker, and black & white frontispiece. Contained in a box with general wear and a sticker on the bottom edge stating "Scott, John Winston Co; Velvet Calf, Poets, & India Paper." There is wax paper protecting the leather, the wax paper is chipped at corners and torn. Book has barely any shelf wear whatsoever, the endpages are lighlty age-toned and there may me a few creases in few page corners. An absolutely, wonderful, and beautiful book. DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 CIRCA EDITION: 928 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Tercentenary of the Landing of the Pilgrims]. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation

      [U.S. Government], [Washington, D.C.:] 1920 - 1 pp. December 21, 1920 marked the Tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620; Wilson issued this proclamation which read: "My Fellow-Countrymen: December 21 next will mark the Tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1620. The day will be becomingly celebrated at Plymouth under the auspices of the Plymouth Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, and at other localities in Massachusetts. While this is proper and praiseworthy, it seems to me that the influences which the ideals and principles of the Pilgrims with respect to civil liberty and human rights have had upon the formation and growth of our institutions and upon our development and progress as a nation merit more than a local expression of our obligation, and make fitting a nation-wide observance of the day. I therefore suggest and request that the 21st of December next be observed throughout the Union with special patriotic services in order that the great events in American history that have resulted from the landing of these hardy and courageous navigators and colonists may be accentuated to the present generation of American citizens. Especially do I recommend that the day be fittingly observed in the universities, colleges, and schools of our country to the end that salutary and patriotic lessons may be drawn from the fortitude and perseverance and the ideals of this little band of sturdy men and women who established on this continent the first self determined government based on the great principle of just law and its equal application to all, and thus planted the seed from which has sprung a mighty nation." The Proclamation [1572] was dated on 4th of August of that year and signed in print by Wilson, counter-signed by Brainbridge Colby, the Secretary of State. Scarce. Not in NUC. OCLC nor any of the major University or research library catalogues. A single copy sold in 1990 for $575. A near fine copy, faint mail fold and 1/4" expertly repaired closed tear; stamp of the Chief Clerk dated Aug. 17, 1920 on upper margin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Die Mongrammisten und diejenigen bekannten und unbekannten Kunstler aller Schulen, welche sich zur Bezwichnung der Abbreviatur desselben.

      G. Hirth's Verlag 1920 - B002N6PRQG B002N6PRQG Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 24 cm, 5 volumes + index bound in 10 volumes. Probably an early 20th century reprint by Hirth, Index volume was printed in 1920. This set was re-cased by The Schuberth Bookbindery, San Francisco, probably in the 1960s or 70s. Very good copies; attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        Heliogabalus A Buffoonery in Three Acts

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This book is clean, tight, square with sharp corners and unmarked in a very good dust jacket. It is lightly very lightly rubbed. The dust jacket has light edge wear, a bit more along the top where there are a few short closed tears. It has 183, bright, clear pages bound in black cloth covered boards with gold titles on the spine and front. It is from the library of Dr. Nicholas M. Alter and Mencken has inscribed the ffep to his old friend: "To Nick ALter my good friend as ever H. L. Mencken".

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        Die Mongrammisten und diejenigen bekannten und unbekannten Kunstler aller Schulen, welche sich zur Bezwichnung der Abbreviatur desselben...

      G. Hirth's Verlag. Very Good. 1920. B002N6PRQG Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, 24 cm, 5 volumes + index bound in 10 volumes. Probably an early 20th century reprint by Hirth, Index volume was printed in 1920. This set was re-cased by The Schuberth Bookbindery, San Francisco, probably in the 1960s or 70s. Very good copies; attractive set. . B002N6PRQG .

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        Knickerbocker MINATURE Leather Shakespeare

      KNICKERBOCKER 1920 CIRCA - There are 22 miniature books of the works of Shakespeare set in box typed slip cover. Box is worn and faded Books are faded and worn leather. Pages are yellowed. Titles include: Hamlet, the Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors Venus and Adonis, Measure for Measure, Midsummer Nights Dream, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, King Henry IV-Part I, King Henry IV-Part II, King Henry VI-Part I, King Henry VI-Part II, King Henry VI-Part III, King Henry VIII DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 CIRCA EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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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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        The Story of Opal The Journal of an Understanding Heart

      Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press. Very Good+. 1920. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Limited to 650 copies - this is book number 521. Also included is a 1st Printing of the 1976 edition arranged and adapted by Jane Boulton. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket for this edition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have dark green paper covered boards and a paper vellum spine with a paper spine label. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning foxing to the endpapers. The limited edition of this book is quite scarce. The history of this book, and of the author herself is a strange one - the author was a noted amateur naturalist from a very young age and considered a child prodigy by many. This book however, is a compilation of her journals, purportedly written as a child in diaries written in phonetic spelling, which were later ripped up and reassembled. Opal believed (or conned people into believing, depending on who you believe) that she was the daughter of Henri, Prince of Orléans. This book deals both with her rather harsh upbringing and the love and interest Opal had for nature of all sorts. .

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        The Cross of Ares and Other Sketches

      Brentano's, New York 1920 - First edition. Illustrated by Beatrice Stevens. Some foxing and a light stain on the foredge, near fine in attractive, very good dustwrapper with shallow chips and tears. Nicely Inscribed by the author. Accounts of young Americans during WWI. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Youth and the Bright Medusa

      New York: Knopf, 1920. The rare limited issue, one of 35 unnumbered copies issued with all edges untrimmed, signed in full "Willa Sibert Cather" on the front free endpaper. Original green cloth, spine has small areas of spotting where the green pigment is lost; number in ink on upper cover; ownership signature at the bottom of the front endpaper, (James R. Messenger, Emmy Award-winning documentary film maker, and sometime contributor to the Willa Cather Newsletter). A very good copy preserved in a clamshell box. As these copies are taller than the trade issue, and special binding cases had to be made, it's unlikely they were issued in dust jacket. Youth and the Bright Medusa was the first of Cather's books to be published by Knopf, who would remain her publisher thereafter.

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books]
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        THE PROTOCOLS AND WORLD REVOLUTION. INCLUDING A TRANSLATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE "PROTOCOLS OF THE MEETINGS OF THE ZIONIST MEN OF WISDOM"

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Company 1920 - First American Edition. Later Boards, 8vo, (4) , 149 pages. Includes facsimile of the original Russian title-page. According to this infamous text, a secret cabal of Jews seek to dominate world affairs. "The Protocols" emanated from the Czarist secret police and first appeared in 1905. In the aftermath of World War I, the "Protocols" was more broadly disseminated by various anti-Semitic groups, eager to pin blame on the Jews for a toppled world order. The text remains to this day a source of virulent hatred in certain parts of the world. See C. G. De Michelis, The Non-Existent Manuscript (2004) ; also EJ, Vol. VI cols. 581-83. Ex-library with minimal marks, otherwise Very Good Condition (AMR-51-3) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        THE PROTOCOLS AND WORLD REVOLUTION. INCLUDING A TRANSLATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE “PROTOCOLS OF THE MEETINGS OF THE ZIONIST MEN OF WISDOM”

      Boston: Small, Maynard & Company. 1920. Hardback. First American Edition. Later Boards, 8vo, (4) , 149 pages. Includes facsimile of the original Russian title-page. According to this infamous text, a secret cabal of Jews seek to dominate world affairs. "The Protocols" emanated from the Czarist secret police and first appeared in 1905. In the aftermath of World War I, the "Protocols" was more broadly disseminated by various anti-Semitic groups, eager to pin blame on the Jews for a toppled world order. The text remains to this day a source of virulent hatred in certain parts of the world. See C. G. De Michelis, The Non-Existent Manuscript (2004) ; also EJ, Vol. VI cols. 581-83. Ex-library with minimal marks, otherwise Very Good Condition (AMR-51-3) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Thuvia, Maid of Mars

      A.c. McClurg & Co,, Chicago 1920 - Very good conditon, some wear on top corner of the spine. This first edition is bound in an olive colored cloth with black lettering on the front board and the spine. There is very little corner bumping and spine edge wear. Interior text has yellowed slightly due to age but has no sign of foxing or any markings on the pages. Binding is very solid. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TARZAN AND THE JEWELS OF OPAR

      New York: A. L. Burt, 1920. Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. New York: A. L. Burt, 1920 Early printing (1920) is Zueschner's #602 with frontis and dust jacket by St. John, and a grey cloth cover with black decoration and titling. P. 350 plus 11 pages of publisher's ads. Author's name on front cover is on one line.The exquisite near fine St. John dj is bright, unfaded and complete with a hint of wear at tips and corners. The book has some light page edge tanning and light cover soil noted, else clean, tight and unmarked. Seldom seen so clean. . Early Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine.

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        HISTORY OF "BILLY THE KID."

      Privately printed for the author, 1920]. [1920], [Santa Fe - First edition. 12mo. Pictorial printed, black & white wrappers, [5] - 142 [1] pp., one page of advertising at the end. Six Guns 2028 says "Rare." "This rare little book further strengthened some of the legends about the Kid which by this time were so well established. The author repeats the many legends about the Kid's early life that were created by Ash Upson and follows the Garrett book very closely, even to the misspelled proper names. The book is full of errors, as have been pointed out in my BURS UNDER THE SADDLE (Item 7)." Light ex-library on verso of the title page' light wear to the spine ends, and front and rear covers lightly soiled and rubbed, else an internally clean, very good tight copy. Housed in a quarter leather and marbled boards cloth clamshell case with titles stamped on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Miracle Mongers and Their Methods.

      New York: E.P. Dutton, 1920. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Raymond Gallatovich Best wishes and good luck Houdini Feb 5/ 1921." The recipient was a fellow illusionist and magician Raymond Gallatovich. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box and chemise. Harry Houdini was a unique figure in the history of entertainment... a hero of legend and folklore." Following the death of his mother in 1913, Houdini began to investigate spiritualism and "soon became an all-out crusader against it. Early in 1924 he began lecturing throughout the United States on fraudulent mediums. In city after city he attended seances in disguise, exposing frauds on the spot and sometimes securing their arrest, aided by his personal squad of detectives. The raids brought him huge publicity as well as a million dollars in lawsuits." At his death in 1927, "he was buried in a brass replica of the iron casket, his head pillowed on a bundle of his mother's letters to him" (ANB). The legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to the astonishing claims of those in his own profession in his work Miracle Mongers and Their Methods. Using personal research and observations, Houdini reveals the cunning techniques employed by fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and other masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences around the world.

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        Tapiau 1858 - 1925 Zandvoort). Die Bibel. Lithographie v. 1920. Signiert. 32 x 25 cm. Gerahmt.

      1920 - Schwarz 444 XXX.- Aus der Folge Martin Luther. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        PINOCCHIO

      KIRK, MARIA. COLLODI,CARLO. (KIRK) PINOCCHIO. Philadelphia: Lippincott (1920). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/2"), blue & tan cloth, 234p., Fine IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX (box rubbed and sl. soiled). First edition of the DELUXE EDITION featuring 14 beautiful tipped in color plates by MARIA KIRK plus illustrations on text pages and pictorial endpapers. An enchanting version of this favorite tale, scarce in the box.

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        Le Calumet. Illustrations by Andre Derain

      Paris: Nouvelle Revue FranÁaise, 1920. One of 750 copies, printed on velin blanc des papeteries Navarre. 110pp; handsomely rebound in 1/4 red morocco and marbled paper boards, spine paneled, title gilt, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, very slight wear to shelf edge, else fine. Printed on the presses of Coulouma, ... Argenteuil, September 15, 1920. Illustrated with title page woodcut in black and red by Andre Derain (1880-1954) plus a woodcut on the half title page and 59 in-texte.

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        Chiasmatype and Crossing Over

      New York, 1920 American Naturalist. PAMPHLET. Some damp staining. Covers soiled. Offprint. Reprinted from The American Naturalist. May-June 1920. First TH Morgan Nobel Prize winner. E. B Wilson author of important textbook The CellSeparate edition. Some soiling to covers. ? with the compliments of the authors in ink front wrapper. Some notations in ink in margins oftext. Scarce offprint. . Good.

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        Original Art: "De Ox and De Frog"

      n.p.: n.p., 1920. Stiff card. Very good. An original pen and ink sketch by Edward Winsor Kemble produced for "The Youth's Companion", an early 20th century juvenile journal. The sketch 6½ by 8½ inches and with printer's marks along the bottom. Titled in pencil: "De Ox and de Frog". On the reverse is a sticker noting that the sketch has been published by The Youth's Companion as well as a notation, "Original Art". The Tale of the Ox and the Frog appears in AEsop, also in La Fontaine and possibly in Uncle Ned's Old Tales Retold. It describes a mother frog inflating herself to the point of bursting (and in some versions beyond that point) as she imitates the size of an ox. And indeed in Kemble's sketch we se a large chested female frog standing over a mushroom table addressing two frog-children. Cropped closely on the sides just touching the image else this is in very nice condition.

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        The King's Ships - K-Z.

      ?London: , c.1920. Quarto (276 × 179 mm) later twentieth-century brown buckram volume with bisected galley proofs mounted on 60 leaves, title gilt to the spine. First galley slightly browned and soiled, and with a few marginal splits, else very good. Proofs of the continuation of Lecky's remarkable work of compilation The King's Ships, containing outline details of over 1700 ships and their engagements. Volumes I-III, covering A-J, had been published by Horace Muirhead, 1913-4, but publication of the concluding 3 volumes was suspended due to the outbreak of the First World War, and never resumed. Naval and Maritime specialist bookseller Michael Nash was in contact with Lecky's eldest daughter Barbara in the early 1980s, and she explained that her father had been working on the continuation, but had left the manuscript on a train, and abandoned the project. She spent considerable time searching for the missing document (personal communication). The present proofs, headed sporadically "The King's Ships", and with a few minor manuscript annotations, were apparently in the reference library of the booksellers Francis Edwards until it was sold off in 1985. It is possible that Francis Edwards had intended to issue the final volumes at some point, which would explain their presence there. Lecky had a distinguished naval career between the Boer War, when he took part in the Delagoa Blockade, and the First World War, when he was responsible for the creation of the Auxiliary Patrol Service, for which he was awarded C.B., and served in the Aegean blockade of the Dardanelles and the occupation of Constantinople. In 1919 he organised the Mine Clearance Service, receiving the high appreciation of the Board of Admiralty. He retired in 1925, and died in 1940.

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        HISTORY OF "BILLY THE KID."

      [Santa Fe: Privately printed for the author, 1920]., [1920]. First edition. First edition. 12mo. Pictorial printed, black & white wrappers, [5] - 142 [1] pp., one page of advertising at the end. Six Guns 2028 says "Rare." "This rare little book further strengthened some of the legends about the Kid which by this time were so well established. The author repeats the many legends about the Kid's early life that were created by Ash Upson and follows the Garrett book very closely, even to the misspelled proper names. The book is full of errors, as have been pointed out in my BURS UNDER THE SADDLE (Item 7)." Light ex-library on verso of the title page' light wear to the spine ends, and front and rear covers lightly soiled and rubbed, else an internally clean, very good tight copy. Housed in a quarter leather and marbled boards cloth clamshell case with titles stamped on the spine.

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        Zehn handkolorierte Lithographien zu Choderlos de Laclos Liaisons dangereuses. [Nummeriertes Exemplar].

      Hannover, Banas & Dette, 1920. 4°. 30 cm. [10] Blatt, [6] Seiten. Illustrierte Original-Pappmappe im Original-Schuber. (= Zweiter Hölderlindruck). Nummer 34 von 120 nummerierten Exemplaren. Rodenberg 408. 10 handkolorierte Lithografien jeweils in schwarzen Passepartoutkarton montiert und mit Seidenpapier geschützt. Schuber mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren, Einrissen. Buch und Lithografien in tadellosem Zustand. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original-Lithografie / Original-Lithographie / original lithograph; Pressendruck / fine press; Vorzugsausgabe / limited edition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Gurre-Lieder von Jens Peter Jacobsen Deutsch von Robert Franz Arnold für Solli, Chor und Orchester. [Full score]

      Wien Leipzig: Universal-Edition A.G. [PN U.E. 6300], 1920. First Edition. Scarce. The edition consisted of 100 copies bound in brown gilt-lettered boards, each numbered and signed by the composer; an additional number of copies were issued with light green printed wrappers. Rufer pp. 78-79. Ringer p. 311. Hilmar Schönberg Gedenkausstellung catalogue 231. First performed in Vienna on February 23, 1913, with Franz Schreker conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Choir and the Wiener Konzertvereinsorches "In March 1900 Schoenberg began setting Jens Peter Jacobsen's Gurre-Lieder as a song cycle for voice and piano, for entry in a competition... However, Schoenberg soon saw wider possibilities in the text... He therefore decided to connect the songs he had already composed (those in the first two parts of the finished work) with symphonic interludes and set the whole poem as a vast cantata employing several soloists and a huge chorus and orchestra. The work depicts the love of King Waldemar and Tove under the Tristanesque imminence of death, Waldemar's blasphemous defiance of God after Tove's death, the nightly ride at the head of a ghostly retinue to which the king's restless spirit is subsequently condemned, and its dismissal by the summer wind at the approach of day. Schoenberg encompassed all this in a series of tableaux of extraordinary magnificence." O. W. Neighbour in Grove Music Online. The Danish poet Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885) wrote his Gurresange in 1871. The German translation is by Robert Franz Arnold (1872-1938).. Elephant folio. Modern full dark tan buckram, publisher's light green printed wrappers bound in. 1f. (recto title, verso list of performing forces), 3-189, [i] (blank) pp. With "Gestochen und gedruckt von F.M. Geidel, Leizpig" printed to verso of final leaf. Wrappers slightly worn and soiled with two small tape repairs to outer margin of lower; small New York music seller's stamp to lower margin of title.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Die Frau ohne Schatten. Erzählung.

      Berlin S Fischer 1920 - 189, (1) S., 1 Bl. Mit illustriertem radierten Titel von Hans Meid. Roter Orig.-Lederbd m. goldgeprägter Deckelvignette, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. Eines von 160 Exemplaren auf handgeschöpftem Zanders-Bütten. Von Hofmannsthal im Impressum handschriftlich nummeriert u. signiert. Einbandentwurf von K. E. Mende. - Houghton Lib. 302.- Einband leicht beschabt, mit schwachem Lichtrand u. kleinem Fleck auf hinterem Deckel, die Vorsätze in den Rändern etwas leimschattig. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR]
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        Kubism [Cubism]

      Kirjastus "Arlekiin", [Tartu] 1920 - Octavo (18 × 11.2 cm). Original pictorial wrappers (presumably by Ado Vabbe); 19, [1] pp. Very light trace of moisture to part of cover; small Soviet-era bookstore stamp to rear wrapper; a very good copy. First appearance in Estonian of Nikolai Kulbin's essay on Cubism (1915), translated by the Futurist writer Albert Kivikas. Kulbin sketches the development of Cubism, focusing on Cezanne, Picasso and Andre Derain, while also referring to Russian artists at the turn of the century. This translation of his essay would have been a seminal influence on the development of Estonian modernist art in the 1920s. Following Estonian independence, visual experimentation flourished, especially around the Pallas art school in Tartu, where Cubist and Suprematist elements were promoted. Kulbin (1868- 1917) was a Russian artist, art theorist and representative of Russian futurism associated with the Cubo-Futurist "Hylaea" group. With a striking linocut cover design, most likely by Ado Vabbe (1892-1961), one of the most prominent Estonian modernist artists active in Tartu. KVK, OCLC only show the copy at Columbia University. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Pittura stile futurista.

      1920. Olio su tela incollata su cartone. Cm. 22 x 12.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Cicerone M.T.]
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        Collection of Artwork, Drawing, and Sketches by A S Van Eerde, c1920s - 1940s

      , c1920s - 1940s. c1920s - 1940s. The collection is overall in good condition. On some pieces there are glue stains on the back. The sketches and notes are on a finer paper, which as caused some very minor tears along the edges on some pieces. Some of the paper is toned and soiled. But overall fine. . A collection of over seventy (70) pieces of artwork by A S Van Eerde. The work is in various stages of completion, such as notes, outlines, sketches, illustrations, and completed works. A S Van Eerde was a commercial artist that designed advertisements for clients. He also sold his own fine art and was a writer/illustrator that did covers and interiors for magazines like "American Legion Weekly", and comic books. He had a short-lived comic strip called "2038 AD: An Excursion to Mars", that ran only four installments in "Amazing Mystery Funnies" comic book series published by Centaur between 1938-1940.Among the collection is a series of six (6) watercolors that depict what "Daddy & Bruce" did during their day together, such as visiting the Museum of Natural History, and the zoo. Another series of six (6) watercolors depict several hilarious moments, such as a young girls 'sensible winter outfit' and an early morning conversation at the bus stop. There are several one off pieces (in ink, pencil or watercolor): rides at an amusement park, a master painter painting using paint by number, a professor putting helium in his car tires instead of air, and sketches of different advertisements, as well as some finished products or possible reference pieces.Please view the collection by clicking on the link:https://goo.gl/photos/ngUyYToJwKYf3XEf6

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        Unusual original photo, with "copyright Associated Press Photo" stamp on the back, boldly signed, (Sir Austen, 1863-1937, Foreign Secretary, Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

      1920 - showing him in remarkably casual attire (he was renowned for his smart dress), flanked by his two young sons, he is wearing baggy trousers and an old jacket with his characteristic monocle and pipe, and his boys are dressed in gardening clothes and holding fishing gear, 7" x 5½", no place, no date, c. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      1920. Signed. BERNHARDT, Sarah. Autograph Letter Signed. Paris: no date. Three pages, small octavo, window matted and framed with portrait. Entire piece measures 17-3/4 by 10-1/2 inches. $1500.Lengthy and intriguing Sarah Bernhardt autograph letter signed, in French, finely framed with a portrait.In this letter the actress writes, in French, that she ""has just arrived, to look for an apartment. I think I've finally found one, on the rue d'Alger, at the gate of the Tuileries. This brings me closer to the theater and I am near M. Olivier, who is on the side of the Place Vendome. Maman is up to her ears in her legal proceedings. Planat/Oscar P., the friend of her younger sister Jeanne sends a letter every day with love and compliments, but not a centime. It's too much. Jeanne loves him so much that she doesn't want to ask him for money! It's a scream! I have, dear one, followed your counsel. Grandmother has left, but that's not bad, and I have shed all my tears and am now feeling well. God is sending me good things. I thinkÂ… is sending you a little something soon. This unfortunate Paul Fouché hasn't written me; but I saw him yesterday beneath my windows at 11 p.m. It's crazy! Olivier has come back and is sad not to have seen you. He sends you ten thousand good wishes. I miss you terribly, my dear Lohigi, hurry back, I beg you. Maman told me to tell you not to forget her china. Certainly don't forget that. She believes—knows—that I will forget. But that's Maman—you know the rest. I'm in a real rush because I need to write to my son. Return to me soon, dear Lohigi, I miss you terribly. I must leave you know but I embrace you with all my heart.""""Sarah Bernhardt was not simply the most famous actress the world has seen; she was among the most giftedÂ… Working within the Romantic tradition, she created exciting entertainment out of wild emotion, yet never quite lost her ability to touch the heights and depths of tragic understandingÂ… audiences found it hard to resist making connections between her roles and her lifestyle"" (ODNB). Letter in French. Fine condition.

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        Zinkgussfigur *Schirm-Trägerin*, um 1920.

      - Sehr dekorative Zinkgußfigur ( Höhe 45 cm ), teilweise bronzefarben bemalt. Dargestellt ist eine junge, sich gegen den Wind stemmende Frau mit Schirm. Der Schirm mit 8 eingelegten runden Perlmuttfeldern. Wohl um 1920 entstanden. Auf schmalem Marmorsockel - dieser lose, Montierung ist defekt . Ansonsten insgesamt guter Zustand. - selten - ( Gewicht 3300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Nemzeti kérdés és kommunizmus. Az Internacionálé. A "kommunizmus Abécéje" alapján [The national question and communism. The International. Based on the "ABC of Communism"]

      Izdanie Ural'skogo Oblastnogo Izdatel'stva, Jekaterinburg 1920 - Octavo (22.5 × 15.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 20 pp. Private inventory number to title and last page; light wear to lower right corner, else very good. First Hungarian edition of the seventh chapter of Nikolai Bukharin's "ABC of Communism" (Azbuka kommunizma, 1919), which deals with nationalism and oppression, a topic particularly relevant to Hungarian soldiers in the Russian Empire, most of whom were clearly oriented against the old Austro-Hungarian Regime. Printed and distributed by the regional committee of the Hungarian Section for agitation and propaganda in Jekaterinburg. KVK, OCLC only show the copy at the Hoover (possibly a variant, as the pagination differs: 16 pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        Krasnaia Maska

      1920. TSIRK KOLLEKTIV. Krasnaia Maska. [Russia: Tipografiia Sporta, circa 1920]. Large poster (28 by 21 inches), tissue-backed. Handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 34 by 27 inches. $2800.Large original poster announcing a program of competitive wrestling matches conducted under the auspices of the “Tsirk Kollektiv” (Circus Collective), typeset in a wide selection of Cyrillic wooden fonts, with bold woodcut of a pair of wrestlers.The “stellar program” described on this original sporting poster from the early years of the Soviet Union features three wrestling matches: the “Red Mask against Gersh Brodskii, the only Jewish wrestling champion in the world,” “Sali-Sulieman, the strongest Muslim wrestler, a fovorite of the Russian public, undefeated champion of the world, against the champion of the Volga region, Smirnov,” and finally the main event, “Kolya Kraviani vs. Borelli of Tiflis [Tiblisi].” Two faint fold lines, small paper repair to intersection. A striking piece.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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