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        Michael Robartes and the Dancer.

      Dundrum: The Cuala Press,, 1920. Octavo. Original cloth-backed blue boards, printed paper label to spine, titles to front cover in black, blue endpapers. Covers lightly marked, front free endpaper slightly creased. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 400 copies printed. Michael Robartes was a mysterious character, the leader of the fictional Order of the Alchemical Rose, first created by Yeats for his short story "Rosa Alchemica" in The Secret Rose (1898). In this collection Yeats posited Robartes as his real source for the mystical wisdom of an obscure Arab sect called the Judwalis, which Yeats then claimed to be channelling in his poetry. The work is an attractive and important volume, and an early example of Yeats's mysticism entering into his verse. This collection contains the poems (notable for their mythical imagining of contemporary politics) "Easter, 1916" and perhaps Yeats's most famous poem, "The Second Coming".

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        [Photo Album]: Panama Canal and the Coast of Chile

      Panama Canal Zone and Chile, 1920. Near Fine. Folio. Measuring 12" x 14". Brown leather album with gilt and blind stamped decorations. Contains 274 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring around 3.5" x 5", with a few scattered captions. Album has a cracked front hinge, rubbing on the leather, and waviness thus good only with near fine photographs.A photo album kept during a cruise through the Panama Canal and down the coast of South America to Chile around 1920. The album begins with a trip through the Panama Canal which had officially opened in 1914. Photos of the deforested banks of the area, a few inland scenes, and nearby towns are seen in the section which shows travel through the canal. The mechanism of the canal can also be seen in amateur snapshots taken while the ship passed through. The trip continues down the coast of South America. Penciled captions appear on a few occasions identifying the cities of Pisco, Peru; Antofagasta, Chile; and Tocopilla, Chile. The photos from the various ports and cities visited show the local people of the town, with an emphasis on children, as well as the towns themselves. Here the people of South America are seen on horseback herding animals and shopping at the town markets. One photo shows a man on a dirt road, on the back of a donkey going into town. The changing infrastructure of the area can also be seen with photos of recently added railway stations and cars juxtaposed next to villagers who continued to use the traditional methods of transportation, such as the aforementioned donkey. The South American coast is seen here both from the boat and on foot. The compiler ventured outside of town to document the natural beauty of the countryside including a hike into the Andes and fishing expeditions. Many of the photos show the onboard life of the travelers fraternizing with crew members between stops, as well as photos of them sunning on the decks, ship's rigging, and passengers they befriended along the way.An extensive collection of photographs depicting South American travel and relatively early documentation of the Panama Canal.

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        Vom Bauen und Wohnen im neuen Palaestina (Building and Housing in New Palestine)

      Berlin: Welt-Verlag, 1920. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 56pp. Original printed wrappers. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 54 in-text photogravures, architectural drawings and floor plans, Alexander Levy's "Building and Housing in New Palestine" is the most comprehensive architectural study on inexpensive and rapid building construction in the early days of the Zionist movement. The author meticulously and methodologically reviews the most advanced European theories and studies relevant to the topic and concludes with concrete and realistic recommendations for implementation. The plan covers such topics as the role of the company in initiating and executing building construction, the crucial availability of materials, the presentation of different types of accommodations, and the utilization and standardization of materials and labor techniques.Laid in, 13 typed leaves bearing the heading of the "Bureau de Correspondance Juive Zurich" with the draft of an article titled "Normalisierung und Typisierung - welche Masse? (Grundsätzlicher Vorschlag an die Palästina-Baugesellschaft.)" by Norbert Weldler (1884-1961), the publisher of the "Zürcher Bücherblattes" and head of a Swiss Zionist association. Each leaf has been annotated and/or underlined by Weldler himself.Moderate creasing along spine. Tail of spine and fore-edge of front cover slightly and partly water-stained. Lower corner of pp. 31-56 water-stained (not affecting lettering). Text in German. Wrappers in overall good, interior in good to very good condition. About the author: Architect Alexander Levy (1883-1942) expressed interest in Zionism after finishing his studies in architecture and starting work for a building company in Berlin in 1907. A year later, he offered his services as an architect to Arthur Ruppin (1876-1943), then the director of the Palestine Office of the Zionist Organization in Jaffa. In the Spring of 1919, with the support of the Association of Jewish Architects and Engineers, Levy founded a new organization, the Association of the Builders of the Land of Israel. The goal of the association was to resolve the problems of building and housing in Palestine accompanying the anticipated mass immigration of Jews to the Land of Israel. In May of the same year, the association organized a conference on future building in Palestine, including an exhibition of plans and models of housing solutions. The ideas introduced in the exhibition were published with plans and photos by Alexander Levy in Davis Trietsch's magazine "Volk und Land." Levy's essay in this magazine, titled "Vom Bauen und Wohnen im neuen Palaestina" (Building and Housing in New Palestine) spread over four issues between September and November 1919. Most of the text and portion of the illustrations of the future Levy's book were already published in Trietsch's "Volk und Land." Due to financial problems, Alexander Levy moved back to Berlin in 1927. He left Germany in 1933 after Hitler's rise to power, but was arrested in occupied France in 1942, and deported to Auschwitz were he was murdered soon after his arrival.

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        Erotische Studien. 9 farbig aquarellierte fotografische Abzüge von erotischen Originalzeichnungen.

      Um 1920. - Von 22 x 11,5 cm bis 28 x 23 cm. 8 unter Masken, 1 Kunstkarton montiert. Unter dem Titel Erotische Grotesken erschien um 1920 ein Mappenwerk mit 12 kolorierten Radierungen, signiert 'Pipifax'. 4 der Radierungen liegen hier vor als fotografierte Zeichnungen mit kleinen Varianten, 1 weitere Radierung weist eine grössere Variante zu der fotografischen Fassung auf. (In der Mappe betitelt mit 'Wiederbelebungsvariante' und 'Der Damenschneider'). Die anderen 4 Blätter sind eindeutig im Stil der Mappe gezeichnet, sind jedoch vollkommen eigenständige Motive. Sie scheinen Vorstudien gewesen zu sein, die dann nicht in das Mappenwerk aufgenommen wurden. Jedes Blatt in der Abbildung mit 'H. L.' signiert. Die Vermutung, dass Pipifax eigentlich ein Pseudonym von Max Liebermann ist, dürte damit widerlegt sein. Einige der Abzüge mit kleinen Randläsuren und schwachen Feuchtigkeitsspuren des Aquarells. Eine Maske beschädigt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Astrophotography: Original Astronomical Photograph Of Galaxy Ngc 2029, The Horse Head Nebula, From Carnegie Institution Mt Wilson Observatory

      Pasadena Circa 1920/ 1940: Carnegie Institution, Mt Wilson Observatory, 1930. Original Astronomical Photographs . No Binding. Near Fine/No Jacket. Original Astronomical Photograph Approximately 19 1/2" X 15 7/8". Near Fine, Three Faint 1" Creases In Bottom Half Of Photograph.

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        Fairy Tales.

      New York: Charles Scriber's Sons, 1920 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, illustrated label to front cover, illustrated endpapers. Colour frontispiece with tissue guard, title vignette, 11 colour plates, all by Abbott. First edition, first printing. This edition of the Brothers Grimm's classic tales is illustrated by the American artist Elenore Abbott, who also illustrated numerous children's books in the early twentieth century including Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Johann David Wyss's Swiss Family Robinson, and Louisa May Alcott's Old Fashioned Girl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Photo Album]: Oklahoma A & M College Scrapbook and Photo Album

      Oklahoma, 1920. Very Good. String-tied oblong quarto cloth album measuring 13" x 10" and decorated with the seal of Oklahoma A&M College stamped on the front board. A collection of 280 sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 1" x 1" and 3" x 5", some with captions, and related ephemera. A very good photo album with rubbing and edgewear containing near fine photographs. A scrapbook and photo album kept by sorority girl Kathryn Bellamy while she attended Oklahoma A&M College during the 1920s. The beginning of the album is a scrapbook complete with invitations to parties and graduation ceremonies, programs from college performances, newspaper clippings, and student membership cards to various organizations including the Business and Professional Women's Club, ballet classes, and Kappa Phi Beta. The "Rushing Rules," which are included here in a tipped in pamphlet, include "there shall be no men guests of the fraternity and no rushee shall be allowed to have a date with a man during rushing season" and a fine of at least $25 for breaking rules. Bellamy was also a part of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, her membership cards can be seen here dated July 1923. The latter half of the album contains photos from school, of the buildings and activities, as well as photos around Oklahoma, including hiking and camping trips, and two photos show an A&M baseball player posing in a field. Bellamy captured her school and home life with candid snapshots of friends and fellow sorority sisters. An extensive look at a young woman's college life.

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        Das Naschkästchen

      Arcadien 1920 - Das Naschkästchen. Zwölf Kupfer von F[ranz] Christophe. - [Berlin] : Arcadien, 1920. 1 Bl., 12 Bl. : Kupferst. 24 x 14 cm. In Kassette. - Nr. 29 vom 30 Ex., nicht im Handel ersch. - Taf. in verschied. Farbtönen gedruckt, unter Passep. montiert /Kass. gebrauchsp., Rückengelenke angeplatzt/

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        LE LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS ET UNE NUIT. Traduction littérale et complète du J.C. Madrus.

      Fasquelle, 1920. In-4, voll. 8, bella legatura edit. in mz. pelle, dorso a cordoni con deliziosa decoraz. a colori e oro in stile orientale e tit. oro su doppio tassello, tagli sup. dorati, pp. (4),395; (4),347; (4),339; (4),315; (4),355; (4),371; (4),371; (20),347. Ogni pagina del testo è inquadrata in cornice con fregi colorati. Magnifica ediz. d'arte illustrata da compless. 156 tavv. a colori f.t. che riproducono in facsimile miniature tratte da antichi manoscritti indiani e persiani. "Cette édition est illustrée par le fac-similé des miniatures, encadrements et enluminures qui ornent les manuscrits originaux persans et hindus. Chromotypes gravés par Mulot, Kriéger et C.ie. . Planches en couleurs tirées par G. de Malherbe". "J.C. Mardrus' (1868-1949) translation caught the literary mood of the time.. Much the best version of the Nights in any language (T.E. Lawrence)". Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 281: "Belle édition recherchée et très cotée". Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1920 - 1920 Original Hardback Wisden,

      1920. Hi, This lot is a 1920 Original Hardback Wisden This Wisden, a hard one to find, is in very good condition for the year. The boards are very nice , bright gilt and no real marks to mention. Internally the pastedowns are the usual darker yellow and the hinges are very good, clean pages inside and a great photoplate page 195 has a mark.

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        Der Neue Excentric Club Spannende Sport-Erzählungen No 1 (1920) through No 534 (1927) (all published)

      A complete run of 534 issues in 25 volumes of the second series of the German-language dime novels about the character Percy Stuart, an English Lord who wants to become a member of the Excentric Club in London and must complete 197 tasks (one for each member of the club) to gain admittance, each issue with a colorful illustration to the cover. 16mo. Cloth-backed boards with hand-illustrated labels mounted to covers and hand-written titles to spines, orig. pictorial wrpps. bound in. Some slight rubbing. Dresden (Mignon) 1920-1927. The first series appeared from 1913 to 1916 under the title "Lord Percy vom Excentric Club", and changed Percy to an American millionaire after the UK became an opponent to Germany during World War I. In 1916, when the United States became more allied with the UK, the German military authority banned publication of the series. The Augsburger Tag publishing house tried to revitalize the series in 1950, but it ceased publication after only one volume was printed. From 1969 to 1979, a series loosely based on the novels, called "Percy Stuart", ran on German TV for 52 episodes. As of December 2017, WorldCat does not locate any holdings of this series in North America.

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        LE PERIPEZIE MONETARIE DELLA GUERRA LEZIONI TENUTE ALL'UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI, APRILE 1919

      FRATELLI TREVES, MILANO 1920 - BIBLIOTECA DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE ITALIANO Copertina scollata dal volume. Evidenza di firma manoscritta sul margine superiore della copertina. Ingiallimento ai bordi, anche della quarta. Internamente pagine ben conservate, con ingiallimento temporale anche dei tagli.Traccie di umidità ai margini interni dell'occhiello, del frontespizio e dell'introduzione. Volume numero 4 della raccolta.

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        [Photo Album]: Panama Canal and the Coast of Chile

      Panama Canal Zone and Chile, 1920. Near Fine. Folio. Measuring 12" x 14". Brown leather album with gilt and blind stamped decorations. Contains 274 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring around 3.5" x 5", with a few scattered captions. Album has a cracked front hinge, rubbing on the leather, and waviness thus good only with near fine photographs.A photo album kept during a cruise through the Panama Canal and down the coast of South America to Chile around 1920. The album begins with a trip through the Panama Canal which had officially opened in 1914. Photos of the deforested banks of the area, a few inland scenes, and nearby towns are seen in the section which shows travel through the canal. The mechanism of the canal can also be seen in amateur snapshots taken while the ship passed through. The trip continues down the coast of South America. Penciled captions appear on a few occasions identifying the cities of Pisco, Peru; Antofagasta, Chile; and Tocopilla, Chile. The photos from the various ports and cities visited show the local people of the town, with an emphasis on children, as well as the towns themselves. Here the people of South America are seen on horseback herding animals and shopping at the town markets. One photo shows a man on a dirt road, on the back of a donkey going into town. The changing infrastructure of the area can also be seen with photos of recently added railway stations and cars juxtaposed next to villagers who continued to use the traditional methods of transportation, such as the aforementioned donkey. The South American coast is seen here both from the boat and on foot. The compiler ventured outside of town to document the natural beauty of the countryside including a hike into the Andes and fishing expeditions. Many of the photos show the onboard life of the travelers fraternizing with crew members between stops, as well as photos of them sunning on the decks, ship's rigging, and passengers they befriended along the way.An extensive collection of photographs depicting South American travel and relatively early documentation of the Panama Canal.

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        Pfirsichblüten aus China., Nachdichtungen chinesischer Lyrik. Mit 10 Steindrucken von Bernhard Hasler.

      Rowohlt Verlag,, Berlin 1920 - 97 Seiten, Kopfgoldschnitt, handgeschöpftes holländisches Bütten, Originallithographien von Hasler signiert, 35x26 cm (=Gr.-4°), nummeriertes Exemplar (Nr. 50 von 200), von Bethge signiert, Einband minimal berieben, Vorsätze leicht fleckig, Gewicht: 2500 g.

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        BRANNENBURG und Umgebung., Reliefpanorama von Brannenburg und Umgebung, die Städte als Vogelschauansichten.

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

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Mezhdunarodnoe polozhenie (Rech' tov. Lenina na 1-m zasedanii II-go Kongressa Kommunisticheskogo Internationala 19-go iulia 1920 g.). S prilozheniem tezisov, priniatykh II-ym Kongressom Komm. Internationala: "Ob osnovnykh zadachakh Kommunisticheskogo Internationala." [The international situation. A speech by Comrade Lenin held on the first meeting of the Second Congress of the Communist International on July 19, 1920. Also included: "On the basic goals of the Communist International"] Rechi i besedy agitatora, no. 32.

      Moscow, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo, 1920. - 19 pp. Original printed wrappers. 8vo. Text uncut and unopened; somewhat fragile, with light fraying to gutter of wrappers, into which gatherings are loosely inserted as issued. KVK, OCLC show the copies at Hoover, Melbourne, and the Swedish National Library. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Father Tuck's RAILWAY EXPRESS PANORAMA with Moveable Pictures.

      London. Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.No date [circa 1920's]. Illustrated by Barnard Way. A four panel, full colour, panorama, extending to four feet [1.2 metres], showing the Flying Scotsman in a station. There are fifteen die-cut shaped figures which can be moved from panel to panel to create different scenes. Repaired tear to the flap on the final panel; pictorial bookplate of the noted railway book collector, P. H. Edwards; central joint repaired; little worn at extremities; else very good. 270 x 303 mm. Contained in a folding cloth box with leather gilt tile label to the upper cover. Scarce. An earlier version of this panorama, though not one featuring the Flying Scotsman, was issued circa 1900 by Raphael Tuck.

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        Benedetto Croce

      "Libreria della Diana" - Napoli, NAPOLI 1920 - ITALIANO Fascicolo degli anni '20 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, piatto anteriore staccato dalla legatura, poco allentata, bordo stanco, fioritura sparsa, sporco, tagli e margini delle pagine bruniti. Antiporta, su carta patinata, con ritratto fotografico di Benedetto Croce in b. e n., fuori testo. "Questo fascicolo è destinato a totale beneficio della Biblioteca Benedetto Croce, creata in Napoli, nella scuola femminile a via F. S. Correra, da Fiorina Centi".

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        Night and Day

      New York: Doran, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 1st American edition of her second book, mining Shakespeare's As You Like It. Near fine (edges slightly faded), in a very good jacket, faint shadow of a number on the spine, edgetears and corner chips, but no repair, and for this jacket, more pleasing than doing good in secret and being found out by accident. In answer to Albee's question, I'm afraid of Virginia Woolf. There's not enough space here, and I'm not smart enough, nor enough of a researcher to tell you much about her you don't already know, but I'll take my shot at stepping into the shoes of a great lady, and externally considering her for a paragraph attentive to outside events that invaded her inner peace and twisted her life, all because no one ever told her that detachment is the sure, and only, road to serenity She was entitled. Her mother was a Pre-Raphaelite model so she got her babeness by gene. Her father was a Sir of letters with a gigantic personal library, and as a result her home-schooled education was an erudite exhibition of late Victorian society (the way of the mouse, symbolic of industry in quiet places). At 13 her mother died and she crumpled into a (her first) nervous breakdown. She was 18 when the 20th century arrived, so she regrouped, laced her shoes tight and, like most of her generation, met it teeming with hope. But in the background, fate was already icing the stairs, and during the 20th century's first decade the dull were full of themselves, and the bright were full of doubt, so the wealth of the empires (amassed over 5 centuries) was trashed in the woodchipper of W. W. I. Virginia reeled, but she knew that a part of every process is only discipline, so she buffed-up with the competence of stout feminist instincts, and the resolve of The Little Engine That Could, became an exalted author and publisher, surrounded herself with a circle of brilliance, and pursued ideas for their own sake. Then the depression flipped her out, and W. W. II shook the ground beneath her feet (and a German bomb flattened her house), and the pressure inside her spirit began to build (you can hide the fire but you can't hide the smoke), and like the pressure in the atmosphere, she didn't sense it, but it was still there, at 15 pounds per square inch, and mistaking feeling for thinking (the undiagnosed bipolar), she guessed that 59 was old enough, and that coping might be the mesh through which real life escapes, so she spit the bit, channeled her inner Billy Joe McAllister, donned an overcoat, filled the pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse, and never came back.

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        Irish Fairy Tales : Illustrated By Arthur Rackham

      The First UK Trade Printing published by Macmillan & Co. (London) in 1920. The Book is in near Fine condition. Light pushing at the spine ends. Slight dulling of the gilt to the spine. Light offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ or better condition. Some edge wear with nicks and a little creasing in places. Closed tears to the rear lower spine fold, rear flap fold and to the rear upper edge. Some tape reinforcement to the front flap fold and upper spine to the verso supporting closed tears. A little light creasing to the front panel. The wrapper presents very well and the Celtic design looks very striking in the removable brodart archival cover. Sixteen tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue guards and text illustrations in black and white by Arthur Rackham. In this book, Rackham broke new ground in the illustration of Irish literature. He had been persuaded to tackle Stephens's stories by Walter Starkie, who had vowed to give his uncle 'no peace' until he had agreed to illustrate them. In writing the stories, Stephens had attempted to create an Irish equivalent of The Arabian Nights, his own poetic retelling of the stories which existed in the oral tradition and in Gaelic texts, but which had not appeared accessibly in print. Rackham rose to the occasion, and his nephew's haunting of him was justified. The Dublin Independent was particularly warm in welcoming the collection, remarking: 'We read English tales with appreciation because pictures have familiarised us with English imagery. A Fenian tale lacks imagery because we have no art to give it colour and shape to what are presently only names. Some of Mr. Rackham's pictures are pure poems - they set you dreaming." (Hamilton, p. 128).'Rackham's two great books of the twenties were James Stephens' Irish Fairy Tales of 1920 and Shakespeare's Tempest of 1926. Beyond the softness of style and inventiveness, the most striking thing about the colour plates for Irish Fairy Tales is the felicitous and appropriate use of celtic borders' (Gettings, p. 143).Latimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138. Gettings, p.179. Hamilton, p. 185. A very scarce title to find with such attributes. More images are available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Flappers and Philosophers

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, first printing. Publisher's dark green cloth (Bruccoli's "B" binding), lettered in blind to front board and lettered in gilt to spine. A very good copy with some light wear and fading to spine, a faint white mark (approx. 1-inch) to lettering on front board, spine slightly shaken at a few gatherings within text block, former owner signature in pencil to front free endpaper, otherwise clean. Overall, an attractive copy. Bruccoli A6.I.a. Flappers and Philosophers, the author's first collection of short stories, followed Fitzgerald's debut novel This Side of Paradise, which brought the twenty-four-year old author much critical and commercial fame. As per Scribner's sales tactics, each collection of short stories was scheduled to follow the publication of a novel, with the goal of the short story collection feeding off the popularity of its companion novel. Flappers and Philosophers contains 8 of the author's best early stories: "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "Head and Shoulders," "The Cut-Glass Bowl," "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "Benediction," "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong," and "The Four Fists." In these pieces, Fitzgerald introduces his archetypal Jazz Age characters that would come to be collectively known as the Lost Generation: attractive, impulsive young women (flappers) and licentious, nomadic young men (philosophers). . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        I Nuraghi

      Tipi Cav. G. de Martini - Benevento, 1920. ITALIANO 0,03 Fascicolo degli anni '20 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, pieghe, macchie, bordo e punte consumati con due piccole lacerazioni, tagli poco bruniti, pagine, in carta patinata, in stato discreto, accenno di fioritura sparsa. Su frontespizio dedica autografa dell'Autore, con luogo e data. 6 illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, una fuori testo. Estratto dalla Rivista Mensile del Touring Club Italiano, marzo 1917. USATO

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        Voyages

      Paris: Éditions de la Galerie Simon, 1920. [28] pagine. 32x23 cm.Brossura editoriale molto ben conservata, con lievissime bruniture. 25 xilografie originali di Maurice de Vlaminck, di cui una in copertina. Custodia cartonata. Tiratura di 107 esemplari numerati (n. 80), firmati dall'Autore e dall'Artista. [M244] Maurice de Vlaminck (Parigi, 1876 - Rueil-la-Gadelière, 1958), celebre pittore francese, dopo la breve militanza nel gruppo dei "Fauves" entrò nel circolo di artisti dell'Ecole de Paris, avvicinandosi al Cubismo e all'Espressionismo. Quest'ultima corrente caratterizzò la sua produ-zione dal primo dopoguerra in poi, periodo in cui iniziò a dedicarsi anche all'illustrazione del libro. «Voyages» costituì la sua prima esperienza come illustratore.

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        La Gazette du Bon Ton - Art - Modes & Frivolités - Lucien Vogel, Directeur. N°5 - 1920 - 3e année (NUMERO COMPLET).

      P., Aux Editions Lucien Vogel, 1920, 1 vol. in-8 (254 x 192) en feuilles sous couverture imprimée en noir, publicité illustrée en couleur au plat inférieur pour "Le Filet de Sole de Bruxelles", restaurant des Halles, de (4) ff. (sommaire, publicités, paginés XXXV à XLII) - (32) pp. (paginées de 133 à 164) - 8 planches hors-texte - cahier renfermant 4 pl. de croquis de Süe & Mare. Dos insolé avec petit accroc en coiffe supérieure renforcé par l'intérieur au Filmoplast, très bel exemplaire par ailleurs. - 8 planches hors texte (pl. 32 à 39), coloriées au pochoir, de Bénito, L'Hom, Siméon, Pierre Brissaud (2), André-Edouard Marty, Georges Lepape et Bernard Boutet de Monvel, pour des créations de Paul Poiret, Worth, Doeuillet, Beer, Jeanne Lanvin + 4 planches de croquis par Süe et Mare sous cahier titré "Aménagement d'une Loge d'Actrice par Süe & Mare exécuté par La Compagnie des Arts Français". Les pages publicitaires contiennent : Coiffures par Emile Ltd - Produits du Dr Dys Darcy - Fourrures Weil (illustration pleine page non signée mais dans l'esprit de Charles Martin) - Chez Mercier (illustration pleine page monogrammée) - Eugène de Londres (illustration à pleine page non signée) - Mappin & Webb (illustration à pleine page signée Edouard Halouze) - Mercie Mc Hardy (illustration à pleine page monogrammée M. R. (Romme)) - Técla 'illustration à pleine page très visuelle monogrammée EX).Articles illustrés en couleurs: - Rêveries sur un paysage (Texte d'Emile Henriot - dessins de Laboureur) - Les beaux bas (Eugène Marsan - Bénito) - Du sable, de la volupté, de la mer (Gérard Bauër - Robert Bonfils) - Bijouterie Fétichiste (Jean Bernier - Roger Roy) - Modes Tchéco-Slovaques (Nicolas Boonnechose - L'Hom) - Transparences (Marcel Astruc - Mario Simon) - Spectacles (Jacques Porel - Marty) - Fenêtres et crevés (Georges-Armand Masson - Jaques). "La Gazette du Bon Ton "Art, Modes & Frivolités" est une revue de mode fondée à Paris en 1912 par Lucien Vogel. Elle a paru jusqu'en 1925, avec une interruption de 1916 à 1920, soit 69 livraisons. Elle comprend 573 planches coloriées au pochoir et 148 croquis représentant des modèles de couturiers. Chaque fascicule constitue un album de luxe, imprimé sur beau papier en Cochin, caractère totalement nouveau à l'époque. De nombreux artistes y ont collaboré : Guy Arnoux, Léon Bakst, George Barbier, Benito, Pierre Brissaud, Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Umberto Brunelleschi, Chas Laborde, Jean-Gabriel Domergue, Raoul Dufy, Édouard Halouze, Alexandre Iacovleff, Jean Emile Laboureur, Georges Lepape, Charles Loupot, Charles Martin, André-Edouard Marty Ces artistes, inconnus pour la plupart lorsque Lucien Vogel fait appel à eux, imposeront une nouvelle image de la femme. Ils garderont de leur collaboration à cette revue un socle esthétique commun et exposeront leurs œuvres sous le nom de Collaborateurs de la Gazette du bon ton. Les planches représentent les robes des créateurs de l'époque : Lanvin, Doeuillet, Paquin, Poiret, Worth, Vionnet, Doucet. Certaines planches ne figurent aucun modèle réel, mais seulement l'idée que l'illustrateur se fait de la mode du jour. [.] La naissance de la Gazette du bon ton est un événement dans l'histoire de l'édition de mode. C'est la première revue qui allie souci esthétique, exigence de beauté et d'unité plastique." (Sources Wikipédia). Réf. biblio. : Colas 1202.

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        LE LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS ET UNE NUIT Traduction littérale et complète du J.C. Madrus.

      Paris, Fasquelle, s.d. (1920 ca.). In-4, voll. 8, bella legatura edit. in mz. pelle, dorso a cordoni con deliziosa decoraz. a colori e oro in stile orientale e tit. oro su doppio tassello, tagli sup. dorati, pp. (4),395; (4),347; (4),339; (4),315; (4),355; (4),371; (4),371; (20),347. Ogni pagina del testo è inquadrata in cornice con fregi colorati. Magnifica ediz. d'arte illustrata da compless. 156 tavv. a colori f.t. che riproducono in facsimile miniature tratte da antichi manoscritti indiani e persiani. "Cette édition est illustrée par le fac-similé des miniatures, encadrements et enluminures qui ornent les manuscrits originaux persans et hindus. Chromotypes gravés par Mulot, Kriéger et C.ie. . Planches en couleurs tirées par G. de Malherbe". "J.C. Mardrus' (1868-1949) translation caught the literary mood of the time.. Much the best version of the Nights in any language (T.E. Lawrence)". Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 281: "Belle édition recherchée et très cotée". Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        Indien. Handbuch für Reisende. Mit 22 Karten, 33 Plänen und 8 Grundrissen.

      LXXIV + 358 S. OLwd. mit OSch. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 499: Neudruck 1920 laut Schutzumschlag. - OSch. etw. fleckig. Schönes Expl. - Weitere Titelei am Schutzumschlag: Ceylon. Vorderindien. Birma. Die malayische Halbinsel. Siam. Java.

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        The Novels, comprising Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Emma. With Introductions by R. Brimley Johnson.

      London: Robert Riviere and Son, Limited, n.d. (c.1920). [English Literature]. 5 volumes, octavo (18 x 12cm). Attractively printed and bound by Riviere with five tissue-guarded colour plate illustrations by Charles Brock. Half bright red calf over buckram sides, tooled in gilt to spines, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Edges of text block toned, leather in good condition, pleasingly aged to spines with no chips or cracks. A very good set indeed.

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        View "South from Union Square" [Manhattan]

      Manhattan, New York: 1920 - Original drawing. Titled in the image. Signed and dated on the support sheet. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Provenance: Part of a portfolio of original works given to the collector Natalie Williams on June 1, 1937 by Wall. Natalie Williams, was the sister-in-law of the Texas collector N.C. Matthewson of Marshall, Texas, and both were owners of the Made-Rite Company. She was a patroness of artists and an art donor to Texas A & M University.Bernhardt Wall was born in Buffalo, New York on Dec. 30, 1872. He studied at the Buffalo Art Student's League then moved on to study in New York under Henry Reuterdahl and also apprenticed under William Auerbach-Levy. Wall began a career as a lithographic illustrator in 1889 working primarily as a commercial artist in New York and Buffalo. He soon became known as the "Postcard King" and designed over 5,000 comic cards. The year 1915 marked a defining point in Wall's artistic career. Wall visited Colorado, Nevada and California making etchings of Indians, cowboys and major cities which were later published in a portfolio entitled, "Under Western Skies." These proved to be very successful and the artist shortly thereafter moved to California permanently. Wall continued to produce many fine etchings of the American West and by 1930 had also become a much respected historian of the region.Bernhardt Wall was unique in that he not only drew the etchings for his books, but he also printed and bound them. His books are in libraries and universities around the world including the British Museum, Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Brown Universities. His works were also in the private collections of J. P. Morgan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry C. Frick and Dr. N.C. Mathewson. Wall etched three sitting presidents of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Taft, and Henry Coolidge. Other prominent individuals etched by Wall include Sam Houston, Mark Twain, Thomas A. Edison, Abraham Lincoln, and Andrew Jackson.Artist and historian, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) was a pioneer etcher and producer of fine press books who treated a vast array of subjects, including Texas and the Southwest. Historians of fine press printing have compared him to William Blake. This collection of Wall's scrapbooks, publications, and correspondence was built by collector Natalie Williams of Marshall, Texas.

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        Bulgarski baladi, s sedem risunki ot Sirak Skitnik [Bulgarian ballads, with seven drawings by Sirak Skitnik]

      Sofia: Khemus, 1920. Octavo (22.5 × 17 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Sirak Skitnik; 47 pp. Frontis portrait and seven leaves of illustrations by Sirak Skitnik. Small tear to upper spine extremity; discrete owner signature to title; overall still a very good copy. An important volume of Bulgarian Symbolist poetry by Traianov (1882-1945), a politician and poet who collaborated with noted Bulgarian modernist journals such as "Vezni" and "Zveno" and co-edited the Symbolist journal "Khiperion" in 1922-31. Having absorbed the influences of the Viennese boheme, Traianov went on to create a new brand of Bulgarian symbolism that expressed transcendental values, mystic experience and even revived a kind of Bulgarian religious messianism. This landmark collection was a particularly lavish affair, printed on better paper and illustrated with seven striking drawings by Sirak Skitnik. They reveal this Bulgarian avant-garde artist's characteristic fusion of Bulgarian folkloric motifs and avant-garde stylistic devices, such as abstraction and angularity. The cover features "expressionistically elongated nuns, haloed heads affectingly bowed, who stride through a serried landscape. The somber tenor of the stark figuration contrasts with the flowing lines of the sheaves being borne, and with the rich pattern of abstract striations that border the scene" (NYPL Catalog p. 26, fig. 24). Jacono 5. Rare, especially in such good condition. OCLC shows three copies in the United States, at Stanford, Ohio State, and NYPL (see their Digital Collection: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?parent_id=1045057).

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        Originalphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U. von Regers Witwe Elsa verso.

      O. O., Dezember 1920. - 114:83 mm. Die Aufnahme "aus glücklicher Zeit" zeigt, wie Elsa Reger vermerkt, das Ehepaar Reger und dessen Adoptivtöchter samt Hündchen im April 1915 in Jena.

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        L'oggi e il domani della trazione elettrica ad accumulatori in Italia

      Tipo-Litografia Rebeschini, 1920. In 4 (cm 24 x 34), pp. 50 + (10) con grandi foto in bianco/nero a piena pagina nel testo. Brossura editoriale. Interessante pubblicazione, rarissima, sulla trazione elettrica ad accumulatori non soltanto nella trazione ferroviaria ma anche in quella tramviaria e su strada ordinaria. Vi sono infatti immagini di quelle che possono essere considerate le antesignane delle macchine elettriche a tutti gli effetti. Ad esempio: autocarri ad accumulatori (4 immagini); furgoni (2); furgoni per il servizio postale (2); elettromobile in servizio presso le regie Poste di Milano per il ritiro della corrispondenza (1); servizio d'omnibus d'albergo alla Stazione di Milano (1); autobus per istituti scolastici (1); carro-botte per innaffiamento stradale (1); veicolo della ditta Rognini & Balbo per il linificio e canapificio nazionale (1); elettromobile in uso nel comune di Udine (1). La prima parte e' invece riservata - anch'essa riccamente illustrata - alla trazione ferroviaria con immagini di vari locomotori in uso a Savigliano, Cinzano e Santa Vittoria d'Alba, Voltri, presso il dinamitificio Nobel di Avigliana, presso le acciaierie di Terni; ecc... ITA

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        Liverpool, Princes Avenue.

      c.1920. Size: 230 x 325 mm. Carbon print photograph on textured paper. Very good condition. Titled on the verso by Charles Job. Charles Job a stockbroker by profession, was a passionate amateur and became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1895, contributing to the annual exhibitions of the Society and the Linked Ring. (The Linked Ring was a brotherhood consisting of a group of photographers based in London which pledged to enhance photography as a fine art). During the First World War he was based at the Censor's Office in Liverpool. After the war he returned to Sussex, and in 1922 moved to 8 Spring Terrace, Richmond. In 1928, two year before his death, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the RPS in recognition of his eminence in pictorial photography.

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        Night and Day

      New York: Doran, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 1st American edition of her second book, mining Shakespeare's As You Like It. Near fine (edges slightly faded), in a very good jacket, faint shadow of a number on the spine, edgetears and corner chips, but no repair, and for this jacket, more pleasing than doing good in secret and being found out by accident. In answer to Albee's question, I'm afraid of Virginia Woolf. There's not enough space here, and I'm not smart enough, nor enough of a researcher to tell you much about her you don't already know, but I'll take my shot at stepping into the shoes of a great lady, and externally considering her for a paragraph attentive to outside events that invaded her inner peace and twisted her life, all because no one ever told her that detachment is the sure, and only, road to serenity She was entitled. Her mother was a Pre-Raphaelite model so she got her babeness by gene. Her father was a Sir of letters with a gigantic personal library, and as a result her home-schooled education was an erudite exhibition of late Victorian society (the way of the mouse, symbolic of industry in quiet places). At 13 her mother died and she crumpled into a (her first) nervous breakdown. She was 18 when the 20th century arrived, so she regrouped, laced her shoes tight and, like most of her generation, met it teeming with hope. But in the background, fate was already icing the stairs, and during the 20th century's first decade the dull were full of themselves, and the bright were full of doubt, so the wealth of the empires (amassed over 5 centuries) was trashed in the woodchipper of W. W. I. Virginia reeled, but she knew that a part of every process is only discipline, so she buffed-up with the competence of stout feminist instincts, and the resolve of The Little Engine That Could, became an exalted author and publisher, surrounded herself with a circle of brilliance, and pursued ideas for their own sake. Then the depression flipped her out, and W. W. II shook the ground beneath her feet (and a German bomb flattened her house), and the pressure inside her spirit began to build (you can hide the fire but you can't hide the smoke), and like the pressure in the atmosphere, she didn't sense it, but it was still there, at 15 pounds per square inch, and mistaking feeling for thinking (the undiagnosed bipolar), she guessed that 59 was old enough, and that coping might be the mesh through which real life escapes, so she spit the bit, channeled her inner Billy Joe McAllister, donned an overcoat, filled the pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse, and never came back.

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        GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS

      - ALDIN,CECIL. GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS. London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover soil, corners worn, top margin of some pages scraped else tight, clean and VG. Written by Aldin, this is the story of a mischievous Aberdeen Terrier, illustrated by him with 15 fine full page full color illustrations, 35 illustrations in blue line throughout the text, small color illustration on title page and pictorial endpapers - all printed on glossy paper. This is a very scarce and charming Aldin book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Julius Diez.

      101 Seiten sowie Namen- und Sachregister I-III und 40 erstklassig erhaltene Bilder auf Tafeln Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, grüner Original Ganz-Ledereinband mit goldfarbener Prägung, Kopfgoldschnitt der Einband berieben und teilweise aufgehellt, Innendeckel und Vorsätze in aufwendig gestaltetem Schmuckpapier, Seiten sauber und nicht nachgedunkelt, Bindung absolut fest, insgesamt ein wirklich guter Zustand. Die Tafeln mit Handkupfer- und Lichtdrucken teils auf Bütten, teils auf Künstlerkarton gedruckt. Diese 1920 erschienene Luxusausgabe wurde in einer einmaligen Auflage von 100 Exemplaren (Nr. 1-100) gedruckt. Sämtliche Exemplare wurden vom Künstler eigenhändig signiert. Dies ist Nr. 13. Ein wunderbares bibliophiles Exemplar, insbesondere für alle Kunstliebhaber. Ein Schmuckstück für jede Sammlung. Extrem selten! Julius Diez (* 18. September 1870 in Nürnberg - + 15. Mai 1957 in München) war ein deutscher Maler, Grafiker, Zeichner und Radierer. Er war ein vielseitiger Künstler und arbeitete mit leuchtenden und auf dekorative Wirkung ausgerichteten Farben. Zu seinem Werk zählen auch Kunstgewerbe, Medaillen, Plaketten und Exlibris.

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        The Poems of John Keats.

      London: At the Florence Press, Chatto & Windus,, 1920. Arranged in chronological order, with a Preface by Sidney Colvin. 2 volumes, square octavo (191 x 140 mm). Contemporary bluish green crushed morocco by Bayntun, spines gilt to compartments, ornate gilt and black tooling to covers, gilt rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spines slightly faded, minor staining to final 2 leaves of vol. I. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of the attractive Florence Press edition, originally issued in 1915 – one of the best commercial editions of the poet ever issued, printed in a very appealing and legible type and on good quality paper.

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