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        The Kingdom of the Pearl.

      New York: Brentano's, (1920). Quarto. 151pp. One of 100 copies, signed by the illustrator, Edmund Dulac. With ten mounted color plates by Dulac. Rosenthal, a Parisian jeweler, commissioned Dulac to illustrate his work on the history and intrigue of the pearl. Drawing his inspiration from the Middle and Far East, these ten exquisitely colored illustrations are among the finest of Dulac's book illustrations. They are also among the last he would produce, as enthusiasm for deluxe illustrated editions waned in the years immediately following World War I. Along with the Arabian Nights, this is one of the scarcer books in Dulac's oeuvre. In the publisher's binding of vellum-backed gilt-decorated boards. Extremities show slight toning, else a fine, bright copy.

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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. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157022)....

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        Fond de cantine

      Nrf. First edition, one of 940 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copies after 118 re-imposed copies. Handsome autograph inscription signed by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle to his friends Philippe and Colette (Clément) : "... des transes de nos coeurs et des blêmes délices de nos corps déployés par l'amour et la mort...[... the trances of our hearts and the faint delights of our bodies used by love and death... ]"Ex libris of Colette Clément pasted opposite half-title. Covers and endpapers partly sunned. An exceptional provenance. Nrf Paris 1920 12x19cm broché

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        Über eine eigenartige herdförmige Erkrankung des Zentralnervensystems.

      Berlin: Springer, 1920. First edition, in the original printed wrappers, of the first description of what later became known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or CJD, following its independent identification by Alfons Jakob one year later. "Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt and Alfons Jakob independently authored clinical and pathologic descriptions of a new syndrome in the 1920s. This syndrome, which subsequently came to be named after them, was characterized by dementia, motor and coordination abnormalities, a fatal course, and pathologic findings of diffuse spongiform neuronal degeneration. Although it appeared for many years to be little more than a medical curiosity, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease attained widespread attention by its pathologic similarity to kuru and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, 'mad cow disease.' Because there are sporadic, familial, and iatrogenic forms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, it is considered to have both genetic and infectious aspects. Although its causation has for some time been ascribed to 'slow viruses,' the etiology of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is currently thought to be due to prions, small proteinaceous infectious particles that have genetic encoding. The debate regarding whether the appearance of atypical Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease can be linked to the epidemic of 'mad cow disease' is currently unresolved" (Sternbach et al, p. 701). "While working at Alzheimer's neuropsychiatric clinic, 'Creutzfeldt studied the case of a 22-year old woman suffering from tremors, spasticity, and pyramidal signs. She became ataxic and demented. Her later symptoms included nystagmus, rigidity, myoclonus, and mutism; she ultimately died in status epilepticus 12 months after the onset. At Autopsy, Creutzfeldt found moderate cerebral atrophy with a patchy diffuse neuronal loss, pronounced astroglial hypertrophy, and bilateral degeneration of the corticospinal tracts. Creutzfeldt did not mention either neuronal vacuolation or a spongy state. Because of the war, publication was delayed until 1920. In 1921, Alfons Jakob (1884-1931) described three cases of 'spastic pseudosclerosis, disseminated encephalomyelopathy', and subsequently reported two other cases ['Über eigenartige Erkrankungen des Zentralnervensystems mit bemerkenswerten anatomischen Befunden,' Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie 64, 147-228]. Jakob had examined Creutzfeldt's slides, and noting similarities among some of their cases, grouped them together as examples of 'spastic pseudosclerosis', a term Creutzfeldt disagreed with, believing their cases constituted a new clinical entity" (Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 1, p. 898). Creutzfeldt's material was lost during World War II. "Hans-Gerhard Creutzfeldt (1885-1964) was born in Harburg, Germany, and studied medicine in Jena, Rostock, and Kiel, where he received his MD in 1908. He wrote his thesis on tumors of the pituitary gland. From 1910 to 1912, he worked as a ship's doctor and then studied neuropathology with Ludwig Edinger in 1912. He spent 2 years with Alois Alzheimer in Breslau (present Wroclaw, Poland). After World War I, he worked with Walther Spielmeyer in Munich and with Ernst Siemerling in Kiel. For the next 14 years, he worked in the Department of Psychiatry of the Charité Hospital in Berlin with Karl Bonhoeffer. He returned to Kiel in 1938, was appointed director of Neuropsychiatry at the Christian-Albrechts University, and served there until 1953. He was one of the few academics who refused to join the Nazi party. He became the first postwar Rector of the University (1945-46). He ended his academic career at the Psychiatric Institute of Munich in 1955. He died after a long illness in 1964" (ibid.). Garrison-Morton 4719.1. Sternbach, Dibble & Varon, 'From Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to the mad cow epidemic,' Journal of Emergency Medicine 15 (1997), 701-5. Large 8vo (244 x 163 mm), pp. 1-18 in Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, 57 Band, entire issue offered here; pp. [vi], 358, [iv]. Original printed wrappers, unopened. Some small dents to margins from having been tied with string.

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        Sous les yeux d'Occident

      First edition of the French translation, one of 118 numbered copies on vergé pur fil Lafuma-Navarre re-imposed in Tellière quarto format, this one specially printed for André Suarès, the tirage de tête.Half navy blue morocco over marbled paper boards by Alix, spine in six compartments, date gilt at foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, ex libris to pastedown.A very good copy nicely bound. Nrf Paris 1920 16,5x21,5cm relié

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        Sekunde durch Hirn. Ein unheimlich schnell rotierender Roman. Hannover-Leipzig-Wien-Zürich. Paul Steegemann Verlag 1920. 23,5 x 15,5 cm. 49 Seiten und 1 Blatt Verlagsanzeigen. Illustrierte Originalbroschur (= Die Silbergäule, Band 59 -61) mit einer Umschlagzeichnung von Kurt Schwitters.

      Paul Steegemann Verlag, 1920.Erstausgabe. Raabe/Hannich-Bode 318,1 - Meyer 42 - Dada global 249. Das Erstlingswerk von Melchior Vischer mit der berühmten Einbandgestaltung von Kurt Schwitters in einem sehr schönen Exemplar. Selten.

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        Les vits imaginaires

      S.n.. First edition, published under the pseudonym of Claudinet and illustrated with original erotic engravings by André Dunoyer de Segonzac, one of 250 numbered copies on vergé d'Arches paper, the only printing. With 9 free compositions by André Dunoyer de Segonzac, consisting of 2 attractive original hors texte etchings, one title vignette heightened in red showing a bird on a phallus, one vignette on the justification leaf showing a naked woman and five culs-de-lampe with erotic motifs. Spine slightly faded, slight marginal traces of adhesive paper to endpapers, bookseller's catalogue label pasted to final pastedown, but otherwise a good copy. Rare. S.n. s.l. (Paris) s.d. (circa fin des années 20) 13,5x16,5cm agrafé

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        Das Verborgene Deutschland.

      Offenbach a.M. Klingspor, 1920. Small quarto. (5) ff. With hand-drawn and hand-colored initial and decorations by Rudolf Koch, the famed type designer and calligrapher at the Klingspor type foundry in Germany. This copy apparently was a proof copy, as it contains handwritten notes on changes to be made to the opening initial as well as the terminal paragraph decoration on the facing page. The author, Paul de Lagarde, was a renowned nineteenth century Bible scholar and orientalist as well as a virulent anti-semite and nationalist whose writings are thought to have influenced Hitler. Koch, for his part, had strong ties to Offenbach's Jewish community, and at one time produced a complete Haggadah. That the two men's work should be paired in this volume, then, is something of an historical curiosity. Slight bumping to spine at head and foot, else fine in pictorial boards.

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        C. Plini secundi novocomensis de viris illustratibus liber. Suetone Tranquilli de claris gramaticis & rhetoribus liber. Iulii obsequentis prodigiorum liber imperfectus.

      first edition. Brand printer in title page. Colophon: Excudebat Robertus Stephanus Parisiis, Ann. MD XXXIII. octavo cal. seven.Bound in full brown sheepskin marbled ca 1920, a pastiche of Renaissance binding. Back with nerves decorated with 5 small florets. Central medallion on the boards, and bold managerial net. Hitch with missing tail. black spot at the head and tail. Rubbed corners. Good copy. Ex officina Roberti Stephani(Robert Estienne) Parisiis(Paris) 1533 Pet. in-8 (10x16cm) relié

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        Les maîtres du cubisme. Fernand Léger

      first edition printed 100 copies numbered on rod-nominal, ours to Léonce Rosenberg.illustrated book of 20 reproductions of works of cubist Fernand Leger.stamp printed a bibliophile as an bookplate on the title page.Traces of waterstains on the back of the shirt.Nice and rare copy Editions de L'effort moderne Paris 1920 25,5x32,5cm en feuilles sous chemise à lacets

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      1st printing. [Paris]: 1917 - 1920. 71 issues [of 154]. 24 or 32 pages each. Text in French. Illustrated. 8vo. Minor wear. Text paper beginning to yellow, as usual. Some issues with ink annotations. Overall, Very Good.

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        Das Leben des Götz von Berlichingen von ihm selbst erzählt. Lithographien von Lovis Corinth [Gotz, Goetz]. Signed & numbered

      Berlin: Verlag Fritz Gurlitt, 1920 [1919 on cover & title page] 14 original, full-page lithographs49 pp. (including 11 illustrated initials at the opening of each chapter). Linen & decorated boards (title illustration repeated on the cover to make a total of 15 lithographs). 45.5 x 38 cm. "Drucke der Gurlitt-Presse/Die Neuen Bilderbücher/II. Folge." Number 119 of 125 copies on Bütten (frontispiece self-portrait as artist and colophon both SIGNED BY CORINTH; total edition, 175 copies). Free, rich drawings. Extremities worn; front flyleaf and following blank creased. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

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        Cunard Line R.M.S. "Aquitania."

      Cunard. No date. Ca. mid 1920s. Color foldout poster showing a cutaway section of the ship, sheet 10 x 48 1/4 inches (25.5x122.5cm), 5 folds as issued. Travel agent stamp at upper right corner of image (smudged), otherwise very good condition. Blank verso. The luxurious Cunard liner Aquitania was launched in 1913 and began sea trials the following year. The vessel completed only three round trip crossings of the Atlantic before being pressed into service as a troop ship during World War I. (On 25 June 1915 she sailed from Liverpool with over 5,000 troops on board heading for the Gallipoli conflict.) After the war Aquitania was refitted for passenger service and at the same time converted from coal to oil burning (see item 83 "Oil Bunkers" on the diagram's index) and on 17 July 1920 resumed Liverpool - New York service. (It may be that this diagrammatic poster was issued in connection with the Aquitania's resumption of passenger service.) Three classes of service are listed (1st, 2nd, 3rd), while in 1927 "Tourist" class service was sandwiched between 2nd and 3rd. Aquitania served as a troop ship during the Second World War and remained in passenger service until 1949; she was scrapped the following year in Scotland. On the poster, below the cut-away image of the ship, is a line of technical information about the vessel: "Length 901 feet - Breadth 97 feet - Depth (from Boat Deck) 921 feet - Gross Tonnage 47,000 - Speed 23 Knots - Height to Tops of Funnels 164 free - Height to Mastheads 220 feet - Accommodation for nearly 5,000." As is the case with many sought-after posters from the 20s and 30s, the Aquitania diagram was produced by means of color lithography.

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        My Days with the Fairies - Illustrated in Colour by Edmund Dulac. [A new and enlarged Edition of "Fairies i have met".

      Hodder & Stoughton,, 1920. London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1920]. 8°. 169 pages. Original illustrated Hardcover (red cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on boards). Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Some minor staining to pages 160-161. All of the wonderful tipped-in illustrations in excellent condition. Includes the following illustrations:nI. The Bird of Shadows and the Sun-BirdnII. The Sea-Fairy and the Land-FairynIII.Princess Orchid's PartynIV. The Cloud that had no liningnV. The Fairies who changed PlacesnVI. The Making of the OpalnVII. The Big Spider's DiamondsnVIII. A little girl in a book

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        Histoire universelle

      Société de l'Histoire universelle. First edition of which there were no large paper copies.A rare and good copy. Société de l'Histoire universelle Aix-en-Provence 1920 16,5x25,5cm 4 volumes brochés

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        Chronique de la Grande Guerre

      Plon. First edition, one of 1150 numbered copies on pur fil.Small tears, not serious, without lack on some spines, lightly sunned. A good set with edges preserved and complete in 14 volumes. Plon Paris 1920-1924 13,5x19,5cm 14 volumes brochés

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      Flammarion. New edition, one of 50 numbered copies on "pur-fil" paper reserved for the author and his friends only leading copies after 10 Holland paper. "Bradel" binding half percaline cherry corners smooth back adorned with a golden floral pattern, double nets and dates gilded tails, part of title sheepskin hazelnut and second flat back of the second volume marginally stained, flat marbled paper , covers and spine preserved, binders then signed by Alfred Farez. Precious autograph signed by the author Sacha Guitry on the first volume. In addition, this copy is enriched with an autograph letter signed and dated by the author in which he evokes the same Champi-Tortu and also awareness reached by Sacha Guitry. Few minor foxing, nice copy wide-margined. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Flammarion Paris 1920 20x20cm 2 volumes reliés

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      Editions de la Sirène. First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Corée, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Editions de la Sirène Paris 1920 13x17cm broché

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        Fond de cantine

      First edition on ordinary paper, false mention of the first edition for the advance copies (marked service de presse).Handsome autograph inscription signed and dated by Pierre Drieu la Rochelle to the Revue de Paris.  Nrf Paris 1920 13x19,5cm broché

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        The Earth Motor.

      Salem: Statesman Publishing Co. n.d. [1920]. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's grey cloth, titled and decorated in black to spine and front board. Clean and sharp, minor bumping to spine ends, a near fine copy. In an impressive example of the scarce dustwrapper, minor fraying and chipping to extremities, light soiling of the back panel, very good indeed. Internally clean and bright. Inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf: "To The Nat Hosp Assn, With the Best Wishes of The Author, Dr CE Linton." A scarce lost race, earth burrowing machine, jouney to the earth's core antigravity discovering collection of you do.

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        Le pan-pan au cul du nu nègre

      Alde. First edition, one of 375 numbered copies on simili-Japon, the only printing along with 5 Lafuma and 134 bouffant.Illustrated with 2 drawings of the author.Covers and spine lightly and marginally faded, not serious, otherwise a good copy.Rare. Alde Bruxelles 1920 14x21cm agrafé

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        Un gentilhomme

      First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on China, deluxe edition.Inevitable foxing mainly affecting the margins of some leaves. Flammarion Paris 1920 13x19cm relié

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        Die Kathedrale. 8 Merz-Lithos. Hannover. Paul Steegemann Verlag 1920. 22,5 x 14,5 cm. 7 nicht nummerierte Blätter und 2 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen. Illustrierte Originalbroschur mit einer Originallithographie von Kurt Schwitters (= Die Silbergäule, 41/42).

      Paul Steegemann Verlag, 1920.Erstausgabe. Raabe/Hannich-Bode 273.2 - Orchard/Schulz 767.1-7 - Sammlung Marzona 38, Seite 41 mit ganzseitiger, farbiger Abbildung - Dada global 124 - Washington National Gallery Dada 140, Seite 183 mit Abbildungen - Centre Pompidou Dada 1295, mit Abbildungen auf den Seiten 883 und 909. Der Band enthält 8 Originallithographien von Kurt Schwitters, die zu den frühesten Merzarbeiten überhaupt gehören. Tadelloses Exemplar mit dem lithographierten Verschlußstreifen auf der Vorderseite : Aus sanitären Gründen zugeklebt. Vorsicht: ANTI= dada, und auf der Rückseite: Man weise aufgebrochene Exemplare zurück, K.S.Merz.1920. In diesem Zustand kaum noch auffindbar.

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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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