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        Chtenie odna iz obyazannostei cheloveka (Reading is one of a Person's Duties)

      Petrograd Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo (1920) - Framed poster measuring 19 inches by 26 inches. This two-color lithograph was printed in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) by the Petrograd State Publishing House and shows a man and a woman reading books while a hammer rests against the man's leg and more books lay in a pile at their feet. The accompanying text declares, in Cyrillic, "Reading is one of a Person's Duties." Starting in 1919, the Soviet government began a campaign to eradicate illiteracy by mandating compulsory education for children and enrolling illiterate adults in special literacy schools. Part of this new policy included issuing propagandistic posters linking literacy to one's duty as a Communist and positioning knowledge as the key to greater production. This poster, showing the tools of production next to books, was in close alignment with this new campaign. Writing in pencil and ink to upper margin of poster, otherwise fine in wooden frame measuring 23 1/2 by 30 inches. (White, The Bolshevik Poster, pp. 104-105, 108, plate 5.36)

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        STUDI DANTESCHI Diretti da Michele Barbi.

      Firenze,: Sansoni,, 1920-1984.. In-8, bross., ca. 150/200 pp. cad. vol. Di questa importante rivista offriamo una raccolta completa, dal 1920 (vol. I) al 1984 (vol. LVI), in 53 volumi. <br>& Tutta la raccolta è ben conservata (solo lievi mancanze ad alcuni dorsi).<br>& & "Fondata e diretta da Barbi, sotto gli auspici della Società Dantesca Italiana nel 1920, in quaderni semestrali, la pubblicazione fu interrotta nel 1943 (col vol. XXVII). Riprese nel 1949 e fu ancora interrotta negli anni 1952 e 1956. La rivista, dopo la morte di Barbi venne affidata a Mario Casella ed è, dal 1957, diretta da Gianfranco Contini. Il campo d&#39;azione è vastissimo, occupandosi di tutti i principali problemi attinenti la critica dantesca." Cosi&#39; Diz. Vallecchi,II, pp. 1293-94.

      [Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni]
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        Relativity. The Special and General Theory. A Popular Exposition. Translated by Robert W.Lawson.

      Methuen, London, 1920, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe first English edition of Einstein's celebrated theory, including a chapter (Appendix III: The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity) written especially for this first English translation. 138pp + viii publisher's catalogue at rear. Red cloth, lettered and ruled in black at spine and in blind at upper board. With a portrait frontispiece and five diagrams. Some fading to the cloth at backstrip and lettering a little dulled. Some browning to the endpapers and a tiny tear to base of title page. Contemporary former owner name pencilled to half title and a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. A very good crisp copy, lacking the most uncommon dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        One Man&#39;s Initiation &#150; 1917

      London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.,, 1920. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine perhaps a shade darkened but an exceptional copy in the minutely rubbed dust jacket a little tanned at the spine. First edition, first impression, first issue with the broken type on page 35. The author&#39;s first book which was not published in the US until 1922. From the library of Frank Adams with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        One Man's Initiation - 1917

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1920. First state with appropriate points on p. 35. The dj has several tears, and two significant chips - the top 1.5" of the crown and the bottom 1/4" of the heel. Beneath these, the spine of the book is very faded, although the lettering is unaffected. The remainder of the spine is lightly faded. Other than these defects the book is in nice shape.. First Edition. Cloth. Good Plus/Poor.

      [Bookseller: Pages Antiquarian Books]
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        A Life in Letters: a signed photograph, 9 Autograph Letters Signed, 18 Typed Letters Signed, all with exceptional content, signed 1920s Histadrut Teachers? Union Membership Registrar, and 1948 Independence issues of ?Ha?aretz? and ?The Palestine Post.?

      Palestine / Israel, 1920s - 1972 "Comprises:1. Photograph Signed in English. B&w 7.75? x 9.75? 2. A teacher?s Histadrut Membership Registrar signed in the 1920s by BG as Secretary General of Histadrut.3. ?Today you join the company of good teachers ... establish generations of achievers, people of ideals and action, who in their hands is the fate of the State and its future...? nd4. ?There are no secrets and the members of the Knesset know as much as members of the committee...? nd5. ?meeting regarding the Arab situation in Eretz [Israel]...? (October 21, 1929)6. ?Understanding the joint responsibility of all now ... we accept the willingness to lend a hand to any action...? (September 12, 1939)7. ?loan of machines for central industry in Tel-Aviv, and specifically a direct current electric generator with a diesel engine and the equipment associated with such a plant...? (February 5, 1948)8. Original four-page issue of Hebrew"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      - GRUELLE,JOHNNY. RAGGEDY ANDY STORIES. Chicago: Volland (1920, 70th edition) 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 1/4"), pictorial boards, FINE IN PUBLISHER'S BOX (box VG+ with light soil and flap strengthening). A VOLLAND HAPPY CHILDREN BOOK illus. by Gruelle with pictorial endpapers and many color illustrations throughout the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        "Wald mit Rehen",

      [1920],. 22 x 28 cm, Signatur unten rechts (gekratzt). Mit einer persönlichen handschriftlichen Widmung auf der Leinwandrückseite: "Til Her ug Fru Charles Larsen venligst fra Arthur Nieslen, 12-1-1920". Rahmen. Nicht ausgerahmt.. Vollmer VI (Ergänzungen), 303: Arthur Nieslen war ein dänischer Tiermaler, geboren am 10. Juli 1883 in Odense, gestorben am 11. April 1946 in Klampenborg/Dänemark. Er war ein Schüler von H. Dohm. 1913, 1921 und 1933 hielt er sich in Deutschland und Italien auf. Sonderausstellungen u. a. 1936 und 1937 in Aarhus und 1940 in Odense.

      [Bookseller: Stader Kunst-Buch-Kabinett]
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      - Date : 1920 Dimensions : 75x105cm Imp : LUCIEN SERRE & Cie - PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        The Book of Harlech

      D.H. Parry, London, 1920, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionCOBURN, ALVIN LANGDON. The Book of Harlech, London: D.H. Parry, 1920. Oblong octavo, first edition, pp. 15, 20 plates, gray paper-covered boards with black lettering and silhouette on upper board. Rotary gravure prints of Coburn's beloved Wales retreat. See George Eastman House's "Imagining Paradise," p. 240: Coburn and his wife "fell in love with the otherworldly and atmospheric village in the hills. ... It was Harlech where the Coburns were happiest, and The Book of Harlech is a personal celebration of that fact. ... The simple design of the book with his signature gray brown paper covers and the blocked type face is all Coburn's own. He also wrote the text." GEH refers to these prints as collotypes but in fact they are rotary gravures. Condition of this book: Boards moderately worn with a few areas of rubbing and browning. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Wales; 1900-1920; Photography. Inventory No: 51963.

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        SOUTH: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917: By Sir Ernest Shackleton C.V.O.

      William Heinemann, 1920, Cloth, Book Condition: Good.1st Edition, 3rd impression (January 1920); xxi, 376pp, 1 colour photographic frontispiece of the "Endurance", 87 b/w photographs, 1 folding map. Dark blue cloth with silver titles and image of the Endurance. Blind stamped colophon on rear cover. Covers showing some sign of wear but still bright, nice ink inscription on blank fly leaf dated 1920, small tear to map at rear. Probably the most evocative narrative of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, telling of the survival of Shackleton and his crew under the most extreme circumstances. Taurus 105; Books on Ice, 7.8; Conrad p224; Rosove 308.A3. Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: S1-Ant; Inventory No: 341.

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        Original Art: "De Ox and De Frog",

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

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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        Fine original portrait drawing by Benedikt Dolbin (1883-1971), titled by the artist "Franz Lehar (drawn from life)" and signed by Dolbin just below the portrait

      [ca 1920], [Vienna] - "[Lehar] was the leading operetta composer of the 20th century, being primarily responsible for giving the genre renewed vitality. His most successful operetta, Die lustige Witwe, has established a lasting place in the opera as well as the operetta repertory and, along with Offenbach and Johann Strauss II, Lehár has remained one of the most popular composers of light music." Andrew Lamb in Grove onlineDolbin (pseud. Fred Pollack) was born in Vienna and studied there. Trained as an engineer, he subsequently studied musical composition with Arnold Schoenberg and became a member of the Viennese group "Die Bewegung." He commenced drawing portraits of leading artistic personalities from ca. 1917 onwards for Viennese newspapers and journals. Because of his Jewish origins, Dolbin's work was banned in Austria in 1935, at which time he emigrated to the United States. The composer is depicted in profile, wearing collar and tie. Executed in pen and ink and black chalk on a light yellow background wash. 343 x 250 mm.

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        Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, The

      1920. A Rather Unusual Rivi?re Art-Deco Binding[RIVI?RE and Son, Binders]. TENNYSON, Lord Alfred. Works of&#133; London: Macmillan and Co., 1920. Complete edition. Octavo (7 1/8 x 4 13/16; 182 x 122 mm.). viii, 900, [1, index], [1 imprint] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Finely bound by Riviére and Son ca. 1920 (stamp-signed to lower turn-in) in contemporary full dark brown calf. Front cover pictorially inlaid in colors with a knight on horseback with a castle in the background and "Tennyson" inlaid in orange. Spine with "Excalibur" inlaid in colors and lettered in gilt, ear cover with the sword of The Lady in the Lake inlaid in colors. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A very fine example housed in a matching full dark brown calf clamshell case.A rather unusual Riviére binding from the Art-Deco period.

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        CHUBBY CHUMMIES (code number 951)

      Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London 1920 - (Preston, Chloe) illus. CHUBBY CHUMMIES (code number 951). [London]: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., circa 1920. First edition. 32mo - 3-9/16" x 4-9/16". Full color pictorial boards in beautiful, pristine condition with two blue ribbons attached to one of the cloth joints for tying the book closed. [14]pp. The book consists of seven panels of heavy board stock folded accordian style, four panels with full color illustrations by Chloe Preston and three panels with verses by G. C. F. mounted on each side. The seven panels are joined together with blue cloth which is still completely intact. Fully extended the book measures 25-5/8" long. The pages of the book are bright and clean and the illustrations of chubby little children are just charming. The book is housed in the publisher's original box which is in wonderful condition and which has a paste label matching the front cover illustration of the book. The condition of both the book and the box are FINE. Exceedingly rare. Not in Hillier. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Ritratto di Luisa Baccara

      Roma: La Fionda, 1920. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo (cm 14x21). Xilografie originali di Adolfo De Carolis: Ritratto della Baccara in sanguigna, frontespizio, testatine, finalini Due scritti sulla pianista che visse con l&#39;Autore al Vittoriale dal 1920 al 1938, già apparsi su periodici dello stesso anno. Brossura a due colori con xilografia in rosso di Adolfo De carolis [Gambetti, 2007]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Die Legende vom weltverkommenen Sonka.,

      Wien, Lampl o. J. [1920]. - gr.-8°. S. 161-182, 2 Bll. (Verlagsanz.). Ogeh. Papierbedingt gebräunt. 1. Bl. m. kl. Fehlstellen. vgl. Raabe, Kat. Expressionismus, Marbach 1960. 138. - Vorabdruck der Buchausgabe: Lpz./Wien, E. P. Tal 1920. - Hugo Sonnenschein, 1890 in Gayo in der Nähe von Brünn geboren, war ein umtriebiger Autor mit Beziehungen zu Robert Musil, Franz Werfel und Leo Trotzki. Unter dem Pseudonym Sonka veröffentlichte er 20 expressionistische Lyrikbände, war Mitbegründer der kommunistischen Partei in der Tschechoslowakei. Nach seiner Befreiung aus Auschwitz war er mit der Führungsmannschaft seiner Partei in Moskau. In der Tschechoslowakei wurde er aus politischen Gründen verhaftet und starb am 20. Juli 1953 im Zuchthaus Mirov an Tuberkolose. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Der Prophet Jona nach Luther mit 12 Radierungen von Marcus Behmer.

      Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, 1920 - 1930.. 16 x 13,7 cm. Grünes flexibles Originalganzleder mit goldgeprägtem Monogramm (MB) mit einfachem Papier-Schutzumschlag und in O-HalbleinenKassette (17 x 15 cm). Diese mit montiertem TitelSchild und etwas lichtrandig. 3 weiße Bll., 27 (2) Seiten, 3 weiße Blätter. Einwandfrei erhalten. Dekoratives, liebliches Exemplar.. Satzanordnung, Titelholzschnitt und Radierungen von M.Behmer. Aus dem Nachwort: ' Im September 1920 sind auf der Handpresse bei Otto v. Holten zu Berlin 300 numerierte Exemplare auf Zanders-Bütten gedruckt worden, davon 250 für den Verkauf. Die Radierungen in den 25 ersten Abzügen von unverstählten Platten. ' Vorliegend ein unnumeriertes, über die Auflage gedrucktes Exemplar der absoluten Vorzugsausgabe. #M-Raum

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        ELEONORA DUSE: Fine head and shoulders portrait photograph of the actress, with the photographer's label on verso. Gelatin silver print on smooth paper

      [New York?], ca. 1920. 13 x 10 inches; framed. . One corner chipped, one-inch tear without loss at lower margin, else fine. On the verso is the photographer's printed label reading "ARNOLD GENTHE / 41 East 49th Street / New York City". Beaton and Buckland, The Magic Image, p. 139 (illustrating this photograph) . A strong, evocative image of the near-legendary Italian actress, shown in profile toward the end of her life. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was born in Germany and came to San Francisco in 1895 as tutor for the son of a German Baron. He subsequently worked there as a professional photographer before moving to New York in 1911; he photographed the most famous people during a career that spanned four decades. "Many of [Genthe's portraits] are...period pieces, but immutable are his portraits of Duse and Garbo." (Beaton and Buckland). In "Arnold Genthe 1869-1942" a catalogue of an exhibition of his work held in 1975 at the Staten Island (NY) Museum, Dorothy Wilcock Neumeyer writes concerning this photograph (which is illustrated): "Genthe once said that one of his greatest pictures was of Eleonora Duse, made on her farewell visit to the United States...he telephoned Duse and told her that he would like to photograph her when she reached New York. Duse said 'You do not want to photograph an old lady. Besides, I am not sure I will be in New York.' Genthe said, 'I will go to you in Pittsburgh. As for being old, you can never change the exquisite bone structure of your lovely face.' He went to Pittsburgh and took this great photograph. No make-up, the white hair, worn in the simple manner, a face poignant with beauty even more compelling than in her earlier years. Duse wept when she saw this picture." ONE OF GENTHE'S FINEST WORKS

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        Three Books from Charlie Chaplin&#39;s Personal Library: The Dark Mother; The Other Man&#39;s Wife; If Winter Comes

      Boni and Liveright / Mitchell Kennerley / Little, Brown and Company. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by author. No jackets. The Dark Mother: Hinges shaken, light edge wear; The Other Man&#39;s Wife: Front hinge a bit shaken, bookstore stamp on front endpaper; If Winter Comes: Front cover corner stained. Three novels formerly owned by the American silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The Dark Mother is a presentation copy inscribed & signed by Waldo Frank. All three books bear Chaplin&#39;s personal bookplate that reads &#39;Charles Chaplin, His Book&#39; with an image of a man leading a dog on a leash, with a large city in the background. Included with the books is a type-written, signed letter from the previous owner explaining that her mother, Aida, who was good friends with Chaplin&#39;s first wife Lita Grey, was allowed to borrow these in the twenties when the couple was still married. Aida later acted as a witness at the divorce proceedings, and due to Lita&#39;s relocation to Chicago was never able to successfully return them. I stand behind the authenticity of these with a full money-back guarantee (no time limit). Images and additional information available upon request. THE DARK MOTHER: Boni and Liveright, New York, 1920. First edition. v, 376 pp. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4. Inscribed &#39;To Charlie Chaplin / With all sorts of things / that needn&#39;t be said / Waldo Frank / New York 1921&#39;. THE OTHER MAN&#39;S WIFE: Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1908. 392 pp. Four-page terminal publisher ad. 7 1/2 x 5 3/8. IF WINTER COMES: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1921. Reprint. 415 pp. One-page terminal publisher ad. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4.

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        The Macrolepidoptera of the world. Div. II. Fauna Exotica. Volume XII: THE INDO-AUSTRALIAN GEOMETRIDAE.

      Stuttgart 1920. 4to. pp. 1-356, with 41 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio. All published. Contains plates 1- 50, plates 35, 42-49 were never published. Pages 293-308, 317-348 were never published.

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        This Side of Paradise

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York,, 1920. Octavo. Recently bound in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.

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        The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse.

      Harper & Brothers, New York & London 1920 - Anniversary Edition. Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Blindstamp of "TH" monogram on cover. One of a limited edition of 1250 sets. 21 volumes; B&W Photographs; 8vo ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Summons.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., [1920] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and slightly faded, a few small marks to boards, hinges cracked. A very good copy in the rubbed and browned jacket. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Interesting content Jabotinsky ALS regarding <I>"Hebrew grammar"</I>

      Autograph letter signed "Z. Jabotinsky", in Hebrew, one page, octavo, August, 6, 1920, Jerusalem, Israel, addressed to a Mr. Gordon. "...Could you send me ASAP 'The Hebrew Grammar' (in Latin characters) that I gave you several months ago? I need the manuscript immediately. How are you, your father and sister feeling? Please don't think that I am angry, this is not so, and it will never be. Friendly greetings...". A copy of the book he is requesting, signed by Jabotinsky, is included. Fine.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        IN GREECE: JOURNEYS BY MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY. With a preface by Théophile Homolle; translated from the French by Charles Frederic Hardy.

      Éditions d'Art F. Boissonas, Geneva 1920 - Folio, iv, 5-133 pp., with 40 full-page photogravure plates with printed tissue guards, and numerous photogravures in text. Decorative borders and devices in color, printed on handmade paper. Printed wrappers, titled in gilt, with an orange inset medallion of Pegasus on the front cover. New spine applied, modest stain on rear wrapper and faint stain to top corner Over all certainly very good, with the photogravures beautifully rendered. Fred Boissonnas (1858 - 1946) was from an influential family of photographers, initially situated in Geneva. His accomplishments in photography enabled him to travel widely and often, and from these travels he produced several books, including works on Greece and Egypt. His Greek images totaled over 7000 photographs made with large format cameras, and are inclusive of historical architectural remains, and vistas and landscapes. In the early 20th century he founded the publishing firm of Boissonnas S.A., which produced several exquisite limited editions illustrated with hand-pulled photogravure plates, elegant design and letterpress of several color inks. In 1910 he made EN GRÈCE PAR MONTS ET PAR VAUX from his enormous archive of Greek negatives. That lavish large folio was limited to 230 numbered copies printed on handmade paper; in 1936 he also issued a second edition in a smaller folio format with a larger limitation. This is the first edition published in English, and has a limitation of 300 numbered copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Untitled (Two Ducks)

      1920 - Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. He began his Studies at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1879, under Otto Grundmann, and later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Upon return to America, he would become an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1888 Benson gained favorable attention in his first showing with the Society of American Artist in New York, with a piece that suggested the influence of academic Realism rather than Impressionism. By the early 1890s he began using his family as subjects; Benson later recalled having realized at the time that ¿design¿ was the most important component of painting. Consequently, works of the period provided evidence of a greater interest in patterns, silhouette, and abstract design. Late in his career, Frank Benson returned his boyhood interest in ornithological illustration. Following the 1913 Amory Show, Benson quietly moved to revolutionize the field of American sporting art. His rendering of wildlife, hunting, fishing, and camping infused the field with heightened artistic sensitivity, and reinvigorated a tradition- burdened field. Historical accounts indicate that Benson¿s teenage bird studies were extremely realistic. We can infer that they were similar to works by Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927). Those painters concentrated on painting objects with precision. Each blue jay painted by Fuertes had exactly the same color tones and patterns. This is realism in the sense that twelve jays in a cage look precisely the same. In contrast, Benson¿s artistic training brought him to realize that a viewer¿s experience of a jay¿s appearance varies with the tint of light cast by the sky, whether the jay is front lit or back lit, and the background. Furthermore, Benson realized that we did not perceive the precise feather pattern of a bird at a distance of 20 feet. Benson had learned that our eyes perceive light, not objects, and he introduced that realization into the sporting art field. Other artists such as Roland Clark, A. L. Ripley, and Richard Bishop quickly followed his lead. In 1915 he first exhibited etchings of wild fowl, to popular acclaim. After 1920 Benson turned increasingly to the depiction of landscapes featuring wild life, an outgrowth of his interest in hunting and fishing, from then on producing a steady and profitable output of etchings and watercolors in this vein. At the request of fellow artist and conservationist Jay Norwood ¿Ding¿ Darling, Benson designed the second Federal Duck Stamp on 1935. Etching, 8 x 10 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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      Tiffany & Co. ; Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1920 & 1921. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Two related items that were acquired from the same estate. 1) Very scarce Tiffany and Co. Original print of "The Compact" (Mayflower) ; 2) along with a signed copy of "The Pilgrims of Plymouth" signed by the author Henry Cabot Lodge. "The Compact" was printed in 1920 for the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the signed of The Compact. It was created by Tiffany and Co. With Arts & Crafts leaf boarder. This original print had been framed (no longer framed) and therefore is in pristine condition. It is dry mounted on acid free foam backing with attractive green matting. Also included is a book "The Pilgrims of Plymouth" limited to 575 copies and signed by the author. This book is "an address at Plymouth, Massachusetts on the three hundredth anniversary of their landing, December 21, 1920". Halfl black cloth cover over grey boards has wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and appear unread. Dust jacket is tattered at edges with a chip at the spine area and is protected by a clear Brodart cover. These two items came from the estate of Jane Schotland, of Tucson. In an article found on AmericanAncestors, titled "Unmasking Hannah Stover, Schotland traces her ancestry back to The Mayflower. ; Signed by Author .

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      André Coq, Paris 1920 - FRANCE Anatole - SIMEON.Marguerite.Paris chez André Coq. 1920.In-4 demi chagrin noir. Titre argent et rouge sur dos lisse. Date en queue.Couverture conservée.Reliure moderne des Ateliers Rameau à Marseille.Ex-libris japonisant au tampon en page de garde.Exemplaire à grandes marges conservées.65 pages.Ouvrage orné de 35 Bois originaux de Siméon.Exempalire n° XII, écrit à la main et signé A. Coq. Un des 30 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial avec une Suite des Bois sur Chine.La Suite de Bois originaux déssinés et gravés par Siméon est à part réunie dans une couverture rempliée. modernes Illustrés

      [Bookseller: Librairie FAUGUET]
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        Festspiele am Domplatz zu Salzburg veranstaltet von der Salzburger Festspielhaus-Gemeinde - "Jedermann" ein Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes erneuert von Hugo Hofmannsthal, Musik von Einar Nilson. Regie: Max Reinhardt. Musikalische Leitung: Bernhard Paumgartner. Mitwirkende: Die Damen Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Tini Sender, Johanna Terwin, Helene Thimig, Frida Richard und die Herren Alexander Moissi, Werner Krauß, Raoul Lange, Wilhelm Dieterle, Fritz Richard, Emil Rameaux und Otto König . Für die Festaufführungen werden von den Bezirkämtern Reichenhall und Berchtesgaden ausnahmsweise Grenzübertrittscheine ausgestellt, die zum Grenzübertritt auf der Strecke Reichenhall - Freilassing - Salzburg berechtigen.

      -,, Salzburg, 1920 - Salzburg, -, 1920. OPlakat [?, ca. 30,2 x 138 cm]. Jaklitsch III 1. - Gelocht, gefaltet, hds. Datierung an oberen Kante, unfachmännisches Anbringen eines Klebefilms an unteren Kante, Gbrsp. - Wohl ein Anschlagszettel. Deutsch OPlakat [?, ca. 30,2 x 138 cm].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Der deutsche Roman des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts Mielke ; Homann

      Reissner 1920 Dresden. XVI,S. 8 Zustand:Ränder etwas bestossen, sonst einwandfrei,.

      [Bookseller: Gebrauchtbuchhandlung Giesecke]
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        Bordell. 10 Radietungen.

      Sin Lugar, Ni Año (Hacia 1920) - Colección de 10 aguafuertes originales, firmados a mano por el autor. Size: 18 x 15 Cm. Con Carpeta 28 x 20 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Arthur Burdett Frost") 1 page, 11" x 8 1/2", October 31, 1920, 529 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena, California. Letter to Mrs. Carolyn Wells Haughton, 1 West 67th Street, New York City. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Frost's hand, with pencil notations to both sides in another hand. Fine.Frost writes from his winter residence in Pasadena, answering questions regarding some of his books, payment received for his drawings and comments of Walt Whitman.In part: "...No, I never made a drawing of Walt Whitman. I wish I had. I regard him as a humbug, a poser, a self advertiser..."Frost (1851-1928) was an American artist and cartoonist who has illustrated Lewis Carroll's "Rhyme and Reason," "A Tangled Tale" and Uncle Remus works by Joel Chandler Harris.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        Poésies 1917-1920

      Paris: Editions de la Sirène, 1920. Prima edizione di 1032 es. numerati. Bella rilegatura non editoriale in mezza tela e carta marmorizzata ai piatti (rebound half-cloth and marbled paper). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Dedica e firma autografe del poeta romeno Stefan Augustin Doinas ad un importante poeta italiano (Inscribed and signed by the Romenian poet Stefan Augustin Doinas to an eminent Italian poet). Uno degli esemplari su carta Alfa vergata d&#39;Ecosse (n. 988) [Galati, 1980]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        Archive of Original Advertising, Poster, Graphic, and (Some) Typographic Designs

      [mostly 1920s-1930s], [Berlin and Charlottenburg] - Custom linen box, gilt-stamped lettering ("Werbeentwürfe - E. Teschemacher") in brown leather label affixed to front board; about 16 x 20 inches; contains mock-ups, preliminary and finished illustrations and designs for houses, advertisements, bookplates, letterheads, calendars, announcements, and more -- even hand-painted decorative motifs in Art Nouveau-style. Various sizes, on paper, heavy cardstock, and onionskin; and in ink, pencil, or full-color painting. Some duplicates, but well over 100 distinct designs. Highlights include full-color paintings for Tiergarten Nuremberg (a tiger's face), Aerozon Fabrik, women's swimwear; and ink drawings for Minimax ("Das Schönste Geschenk!"), Moton (a pesticide), Rapsch, Kriegsbund der Offizierfrauen. Numerous pencil drawings range from hastily brain-stormed sketches, to typographic experiments, and detailed streetscapes and scenes. Some projects are available from start to finish -- a pencil sketch, turned presentation in ink, and the final printed product. Erich Teschemacher was an architect, painter, poster artist, and graphic designer, educated at Unterrichtsanstalt des Kunstgewerbemuseums in Berlin. He was married to the commercial artist Marga Renner, and echoes of her resonate in this collection as well: a notebook of 10 embroidery designs in pencil and color, and two different exhibition announcments for a show of modern residential interiors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A.]
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      Printed by Oscar Blackford, Truro, Cornwall 1920 - Derrick, Katherine Ross. A MAID FROM MARS. Truro, Cornwall: Printed by Oscar Blackford. N.d. c. 1921. First edition. 12mo., 48pp., sandy colored stiff wrappers with illustrated upper cover. Undated but references to "wireless", "aero-plane", "flying machine" & "the war" suggests about 1920. The story of a maid from mars who comes to earth [Cornwall] in human form, learns the language in a few months, attempts to share here Martian culture & spirit & who in the ends thinks mankind unready & splits. The earliest piece written about Mars by a woman & in a context which might be called loosely "feminist". Rare. To our knowledge no other copy has ever been offered. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Etes-vous fous ?

      1920 - Paris, Gallimard, 1920. Broché, in-quarto, 216pp. Dos insolé. EDITION ORIGINALE, un des 109 premiers exemplaires reimposés au format in-quarto tellière.Recherché dans ce tirage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie le pas sage]
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        The Economics of Inflation: A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923: Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. Hardcover. 464 pages. Index. "In the analysis of the causes and effects of the depreciation of the German mark I have used, besides German official publications and economic articles in some of the leading newspapers... personal observations made during a long stay in Germany from 1920 to 1929, first as a member of Berlin staff of the Reparations Commission; than as head of the German Exports Control, which was instituted in 1921 by the Committee of Guarantees; and lastly as economic advisor to the Agent-General of Reparations." - from Preface to the English Edition. Usual library markings, some stroked out in black. Front hinge starting. Back hinge almost open. Above-average wear. A worthy reference copy of this important work, particularly in light of current inflation prospects in the United States. . Fair. 1953. Second English Impression.

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        Robe du soir de chez Marie-Louise Barclay.

      Paris, La Girlande 1920 (ca.) - Bemerkenswert schöne und seltene Modegrafik aus dem Modemagazin 'La Guirlande', einem der berühmtesten Pariser Mode-Publikationen; die Publikation dieses Modemagazins erschien nur zwischen 1919-20 und wurde lediglich in kleiner Auflage gedruckt. Im Druck signiert 'Brunellechi' und mehrfarbig unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber im Pochoirdruckverfahren hergestellt. Auf starkem glatten Papier. - This is a genuine over 80 year old, signed and hand coloured pochoir print from 'La Guirlande', one of the most exclusive of the Paris fashion publications (edition size 800). Guirlande pochoirs are extremely rare as this exclusive fashion publication was produced in 1919 and 1920 only. (See also Barbier, Bonnotte). A typically lush and lavish Brunelleschi image on heavy paper with stunning colouration. - Sauber/clean copy resp. very good condition Siebdruck [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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      Dunmow, Sept. 8, 1920. A fine autograph letter from H.G. Wells signed. Written in ink on stationary printed &#147;Easton Glebe, Dunmow&#148;. Presented with a portrait of the author from a photograph. 21.5 x 17 cm, presented together with the 14 by 10 centimeter portrait and handsomely matted framed and glazed. Extremely well preserved and handsomely presented. A FINE ONE PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER WITH A BOLD SIGNATURE IN THE HAND OF H.G. WELLS, one of the greatest masters of science fiction and most popular turn-of-the-century authors.<br> In the letter Wells excuses himself from participation in a review as his time is fully occupied, he then expresses a desire to hear from the recipient as the &#147;scheme develops&#148;. His signature, &#147;Very Sincerely H. G. Wells&#148; is bold and flourished.<br> Though best remembered for his classic science fiction novels such as THE TIME MACHINE, Well&#146;s was a truly multifaceted writer. He wrote additionally humorous novels of modern morals that were extremely popular in their time. He also wrote serious scientific reviews and sociological and historical papers that remain highly regarded. He was highly involved in politics and is remembered as being somewhat of a ladies man.

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        Proof etching: Three ducks descending from the left onto open water, two others visible in the distance above the marsh

      New York, aug 19th, 1920. Proof impression. 2 x 4-1/4 inches on a larger sheet (3-3/4 x 10 inches). Single leaf folded. Drypoint etching signed by the artist in pencil lower right. With 2 pp. autograph note (16 lines) from the artist on the conjugate. Some minor paper flaws at margins (one trace of adhesion), small wrinkle. Fine. Ordeman, To Keep a Tryst with the Dawn, p. 104 . Fine early Clark image, prepared by the artist as a token of thanks to early supporters, addressed to "Walter R-- Esq, 23 Beaver St., N.Y., N.Y. My dear Mr. R--, won't you accept this little proof with my best wishes. I have been more than pleased with the success of my prints during the past six months & I should like all who have contributed to that success to be reminded in this small way of my appreciation, Sincerely yours, Roland H. Clark N.Y. Aug. 17th [19]20" The size of this proof corresponds to Three Broadbills, published in 1920 in an edition of 30, from the list in Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) and in Ordeman

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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