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        Poems by Wilfred Owen With an Introduction by Siegfried Sassoon

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1920. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. A very Nearly Fine copy of the book, with slight discoloration to the spine and some offsetting on the end-papers from the rare dust jacket. Restored dust jacket in Very Good condition, with small chips from the corners and spine ends restored, and a larger portion of the lower spine renewed. Extremely rare in jacket. Only two copies appear in the modern auction record, Sotheby's 2007 (selling for roughly $7,500) and Bonhams 2008 (selling for roughly $5,200 as the pound devalued against the dollar). Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Glinda of Oz

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee. 1920. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Red cloth (no priority) Very good+ copy with a little silverfish spotting on spine, with traces elsewhere and a very mild soiled spot at foot of front cover pasted illustration. Owner's name (neat) on designated page. Dust jacket shows Japanese paper repair at one spinefold and some tearing at other folds, short tears spine chip that removes the G in Glinda, but with illustration quite bright, very good overall. Later state of first printing, with type damage on p. 150 (rather than perfect type or "fading" type). ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 279 pp .

      [Bookseller: Beasley Books]
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        Vollständiger Typoskriptdurchschlag mit eigenhändigem Adressvermerk und eh. Korrekturen des Theaterstückes "Das wahre Leben, Spiel einer Nacht". "

      Amsterdam, ohne Datum (wohl 1920er Jahre). - circa 29,5 x 22,5 cm. 67 Blätter Gelocht und mit Schnur gebunden "Offenbar unbekanntes Theaterstück, das nie erschienen ist und weder bei Raabe noch in der neueren Monographie über Huebner von Hubert Roland genannt wird (vgl. "Leben und Werk von Friedrich Markus Huebner (1886-1964). Vom Expressionismus zur Gleichschaltung"). Auf dem Titel in Bleistift Huebners Amsterdamer Adresse, im Text einige Korrekturen. Blätter numeriert von 1 bis 66 mit einem beigefügten Blatt 2a "Bemerkungen für die Regie". - Der Schriftsteller und Kunsthistoriker Huebner lebte seit 1919 in den Niederlanden und war einer der bedeutendsten deutsch-niederländischen Kulturvermittler, wobei er insbesondere den Expressionismus in seiner Wahlheimat bekannt machte. Neben eigenen literarischen Arbeiten wirkte er als Übersetzer und Essayist, sowie als Kunstvermittler wobei er später wohl auch in den nationalsozialistischen Kunstraub hineingeriet. " "- Wenige Blätter etwas knittrig, sonst gut erhalten. - Verdient eine nähere Auswertung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Sprachgitter.

      66 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mit Randläsuren, zwei kleinen Einrissen, fachmännisch hinterlegt, auf dem Vortitel mit Widmung Paul Celans für den Theaterkritiker Georg Hensel: "Für G. Hensel / Paul Celan", insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. Paul Celan (* 23. November 1920 in Czernowitz/Ursaine + vermutlich 20. April 1970 Freitod in Paris eigentlich Paul Antschel, später rumänisiert Ancel, woraus das Anagramm Celan entstand) war einer der berühmtesten deutschsprachigen Lyriker des 20. Jahrhunderts.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Gedichte. Eine Auswahl. S. Fischer Schulausgaben. Texte moderner Autoren.

      78 Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen Einband leicht berieben und fleckig, auf dem vorderen Spiegel ein Porträtfoto Celans aus einer Zeitung montiert, Fußschnitt mit schmalem, braunen Fleck, der Buchblock minimal gebräunt, auf dem Titel die Signatur Paul Celans, Auswahl und Anmerkungen von Klaus Wagenbach, unter Mitarbeit des Autors, Lizenz Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart. Paul Celan (* 23. November 1920 in Czernowitz/Ursaine + vermutlich 20. April 1970 Freitod in Paris eigentlich Paul Antschel, später rumänisiert Ancel, woraus das Anagramm Celan entstand) war einer der berühmtesten deutschsprachigen Lyriker des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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        The Tanjur and The Kanjur: A Dissertation on Sanskrit, the Language of Antiquity, and on the corollary question, "Where was the Cradle of the Aryan race?"

      Freeport, N.Y.: La Casa Amaraca, 1920. Near Fine. First edition. Oblong octavo. Printed wrapper: 7, [1]pp., photographic frontispiece portrait and unpaged (approximately forty-one) gelatin silver photographs of the Sanskrit manuscripts. Contemporary custom binding by the Atelier Bindery in full pale brown morocco with four raised bands and black morocco spine label with title and decorations of dragons and swastikas in gilt, dentelles in elaborate gilt floral pattern, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Top corners slightly bumped, very near fine in custom cloth slipcase. One of 500 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered. Brief dissertation about the author's copies of rare Tibetan Sanskrit manuscripts. Apparently issued as an eight page pamphlet, this copy has been enhanced with the photographs and seems likely to have been the author's own copy. Attractive and beautifully bound volume. OCLC locates two copies of the pamphlet, but nothing with accompanying illustrations. (Yale and NYPL).

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mots et Choses Berbères. Notes de Linguistique et d' Ethnographie. Dialectes du Maroc. Ouvrage illustré de 112 gravures ou croquis et 4 planches hors texte.

      Paris, Challamel 1920 - Grand in- 8 br. ; XX- 531 pp. ; couv. imprimée. 112 figures, dont 4 planches hors- texte. Ed. originale, assez rare, de cet "inégalable instrument de travail --- (par) la masse des documents linguistiques, ethnographiques, techniques qu' il contient." (Charles Pellat : "Notice sur E. Laoust"). Dos recollé, qq. rousseurs sur la couverture, reste un fort bon ex., partiellement non coupé. Mention manuscrite sur couv. et page de titre : "Lieutenant Gouhier, Affaires Indigènes, Ksar es Souk." Manque à Creswell, malgré les chapitres sur l' habitation, le mobilier, les bijoux, les divers types de poterie utilisés en cuisine, &c. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thierry Gauville]
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        AN EYE FOR AN EYE. Signed and inscribed by Clarence Darrow.

      New York: Duffield & Company, 1920. [iv], 213 pages of text. Original tan cloth binding is moderately to heavily soiled and rubbed, with minor fraying to the spine extremities, and minor bumping to the corners. No dustjacket, but protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper "Only the sinner knows that there is no sin [signed] Clarence Darrow To Chas Mason Chicago Oct 13th 1920." Inscribed to Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal church denomination and one of the largest predominantly African-American Christian denominations in the United States. Reprint edition of Darrow's only novel, first published in 1905 by Fox, Duffield & Company. The inner hinges are weakened; many pages have small spots of soiling or staining, and a few pages have tiny tears or creases or other small and minor defects. Several pages with pencil notes that are initialed "JSH." The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) developed a file on C.H. Mason because of his pacifism and interracialism. In 1918 some white followers of Mason in Los Angeles were identified as being of German extraction. Mason was jailed at Lexington, Mississippi, for allegedly preaching against the war, although he sold bonds to help the war efforts. William B. Holt, one of the white brethren targeted by the FBI for suspicion, was a lawyer and former Nazarene preacher who traveled to Lexington to post a two-thousand dollar cash bond for Mason's release.. Signed. Reprint edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        Die Auflösung der Städte oder Die Erde eine gute Wohnung oder auch: Der Weg zur Alpinen Architektur in 30 Zeichnungen von Bruno Taut. Es ist natürlich nur eine Utopie und eine kleine Unterhaltung; - wenn auch mit "Beweisen" versehen.

      Folkwang-Verlag, Hagen in Westfalen 1920 - 4to. (ca. 27 x 21,5 cm). Moderner Halbmaroquin-Band mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Buntpapierbezug, 3 Bll. (Umschlagtitel, Vortitel, Titel), 31 Bll., 81 (2) S. Enthält 30 Tafelseiten mit teils farbigen Zeichnungen auf verschiedenfarbigem Papier, ein Blatt mit den Bildtiteln zu den Zeichnungen, sowie einen montierten Druck von Zille und eine weitere Abbildung im Textteil. Bolliger 1, 98. - Schöner privater Einband mit cremefarbenen Vorsätzen. Der Orig.-Umschlagtitel der Broschüre wurde mit eingebunden. - Die 30 Zeichnungen stellt Taut in den Zusammenhang verschiedener Texte aus Literatur, Philosophie und Politik. Dabei ist dem Anarchisten Peter Kropotkin viel Raum gewidmet, neben Texten von Landauer, Tolstoi, Whitman, Scheerbart, Nietzsche, Engels u. a. Zu Beginn des Textteils, unter dem kleinen Zille-Druck "Zur Mutter Erde zurück" ein längeres Rousseau-Zitat und der Satz von Jules Méline "Das ist nicht allein tatsächlich, sonder auch im übertragenen Sinne wahr. Die Städte sind der Abgrund der Menschheit". - Gutes Exemplar: Der Einband tadellos, innen papierbedingt gebräunt. Ganz wenige kleine Randrisse, blasse Flecken bzw. Knickspuren im unteren Eck. Der eingebundene Umschlagtitel etwas angestaubt und ungleichmäßig gebräunt. 700 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        THREE CONTINENTS NOTE BOOK [manuscript title]

      [Various places], 1920. Approximately [300]pp. plus extensive material laid in. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter black roan and cloth, spine detached but laid in. Corners heavily worn. Internally clean. Highly legible. Very good. Lengthy manuscript account, illustrated with numerous clippings, postcards, and photographs, detailing travels through Scotland, France, the American Southwest, Mexico, and Japan, made by architectural historian Ian C. Hannah (1874-1944). A British academic, in 1915 he was appointed to a post at Oberlin Theological Seminary in Ohio as a professor of church history. He was also somewhat of an expert on ancient Scotland and published several books on the subject. Both those passions are in evidence in the present manuscript. His handwritten notes give details on the history of construction and numerous architectural details, as well as sketches of details and floor plans. Hannah married Oberlin alumna and artist Edith Brand, who may be the creator of the original watercolor laid into the book. As listed in the front of the volume, Hannah's journeys are through Scotland; Louisiana, Utah, Colorado, Arizona; France; New Mexico, California, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma; Japan; and Mexico. The opening section on Scotland contains numerous observations on church architecture, together with photographs, clippings, and manuscript floor plans to illustrate the commentary. Moving on to the United States he continues describing architecture and monuments, finding considerable fault with New Orleans. He writes: "The Cathedral of St. Louis is an unsatisfactory building which has been much reconstructed, partly from the slipping of its foundations...." "Christ Church Cathedral. A deplorable Gothic effort, its chief feature being metal pillars, each with four detached shafts of wood." He comments on the cemetery and the process of vaulting versus in-ground burial due to the soil and water table. In each town in Louisiana (New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport) the churches and other eminent buildings receive similar treatment, being described as "fair" at best. He does have kind words for the new capitol building in Salt Lake City, calling it "a very successful piece of work." He describes the courthouse in St. Louis as "dignified if not very distinctive," and the Cathedral of San Francisco in Santa Fe as "a poor modern structure in a sort of mongrel Byzantine style...," but praises the efforts to preserve the original Spanish character of the city. Approximately a quarter of the volume is devoted to Japan. His description of the Village of Hachi-Ishi includes a watercolor map of the area. Much like his laudatory descriptions of Scotland and France, Hannah seems to have enjoyed Japan and its architecture, and this section is extensively illustrated with drawings, photographs, and postcards showing the areas and buildings which he toured. The last few pages of the volume comprise an index by region.

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        Relativity

      Methuen, UK 1920 - 1st Edition 1920. FIrst English edition (an American edition was published later the same year), and the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. Book is very good and bright. Spine a little darkened. Contents good but title page has darkened in places. Endpaper darkened and gutter cracked but holding very well. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The Red and White Diamond Authorised History of the Twenty-fourth Battalion AIF

      Melbourne, Published for the 24th Battalion Association by Alexander McCubbin, [1920]. Octavo, 340 pages plus 25 plates and 4 maps (one folding). Papered boards lightly rubbed and bumped, with a few tiny surface indentations to the rear cover near the foot of the hinge; acidic paper tanned as ever; front flyleaf neatly removed; notwithstanding, a very attractive copy of a book that does not wear well (now preserved in a custom-made clamshell box). The author was a member of the battalion; he was awarded the Military Medal at Pozieres in March 1916. Dornbusch 316; Fielding and O'Neill, page 227; Trigellis-Smith 225.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN.

      - Tokyo [1920], Hattensha.3/4 leather over cloth, corners worn top gilt,cloth rebacked, recent spine label,gold decorations 18.5 x 26 cm., vol. 1-4 complete Law & Pharmacology,32p.full index, many b.w. photos. R A R E FIRST & ONLY EDITION *** *** *** . . . THE LEGENDARY DICTIONARY OF FAMOUS HAKUSHI [DOCTORS] . . . IN GREAT JAPAN . . . [DOCTORS] OF: LAW, PHARMACY, MEDICINE, ENGINERING, . . . LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & VETERINARY SCIENCES . . * This is complete volume 1 of a 6 volume set. All volumes are exceptionally RARE and difficult to find in a complete set, or even the parts. Each volume was issued separately and serially. . Collating the work is complex and has a somewhat misleading title page, citing: "1888-1920 Vol. I-IV Vol. HOGAKU HAKUSHI [HAKUSHI OF LAW] and YAKUGAKU HAKUSHI [HAKUSHI OF PHARMACOLOGY], DAI IKKAN [ZEN ROKU KAN NO UCHI]." . *** Volume 1 contains listings of all Doctors of Law & Pharmacology. . Volume 1 being of major importance, because it has the two important indices not found in any other volumes: . a. "A CONTENTS OF WHOLE NAME 'Who's Who Hakushi in Great Japan," 49 pages. This is a complete list of all Doctors of Law & Pharmacology in this volume. . b. "Whole Index" covers every Doctor of all disciplines from all 6 volumes in alphabetical order, the index to the whole set and its people, 48 pages. . Also contains index of Law Doctors, and of Pharmacology Doctors different from 'a.' above, i.e. different criterion for listing order. . *** Volume 1 covers Doctors of Law and Pharmacy, The work begins each page with English & Japanese texts, with title page, followed by several b.w. photos of documents and famous people: Ministers of Education [3p.], Presidents of the Imperial University of Tokyo [1p.], Presidents of the Imperial University of Kyoto [1p.], Presidents of the Imperial Universities of Kyushu, Tohoku & Hokkaido [1p.], Professors Emeritus of the Imperial Universities [1p.], preface & prefatory note. . With A CONTENTS OF FRONTISPIECES, Volume 1:p.1-3; A TABLE OF CONTENTS. "WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN volume 1 p.3-9. . The below are comprehensive name indices with other details: A CONTENTS OF WHOLE NAME 'WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN" In a register of the Educational Dep't. Order, Law 6p., Medicine 16p., Engineering 11p., Literature 5p., Science 6p., Agriculture 5p., Forestry 1p, Veterinary Science 1p. . * Followed by: A CONTENTS OF WHOLE NAME "WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN," in Alphabetical Name Order, pp.1-48. Romanized name, Kanji name, entry number, degree in, &c. . AN IMPERIAL ORDINANCE OF A DEGREE 1887-1920 4 in all, 3p. . ABBREVATIONS, ERATTUMS AND EXPLANATIONS OF THE JAPANESE WORDS USED, 2p. . HAKUSHI OF LAW, alphabetical index, 60. . 1888-1920 WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN: arranged in order in register of the Educational Dept., pp.1-232, 210 entries. . HAKUSHI OF PHAMACOLORY: Alphabetical index of Pharmacology, 1p. followed by 188-1920 WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN GREAT JAPAN [Pharmacology]: pp.1-39, 34 entries. . Each of the entries shows the details in both Japanese & English, with a photo and signature of each, with a biography of each, including rank, where employed, details of his activities. . * CONDITION: THE BINDING: The work is in its original binding which was leather spine, leather corners [3/4 leather], over dark green pebbled cloth with gold stamped decorations. Our copy has been restored in the distant past, with a black cloth spine and blue paper label, with gold stamped titles, mislabeled "Vols. 1-6." The book is firmly bound, solid hinges, there was some very old minor bumping to the upper right corner, by and large mostly pressed-flat now, else no other issues. . THE CONTENTS: The contents is very clean, without any markings, tissue guards present before each page of illustrations & photos, as issued. . The contents page shows all 6 volumes, as a form of 'advertisement' for the whole set. It states: . "A CONTENTS OF WHOLE VOLUME. "WHO'S WHO HAKUSHI IN G

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Relativity - The Special and the General Theory: A popular Exposition

      Methuen, London., 1920. First U.K. edition. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. Octavo. pp xvi, 138. Frontispiece portrait and five diagrams. Eight-page publisher's catalogue at rear. The particular significance of this edition is that it has an extra chapter.Rear free endpaper a bit tanned. Spine faded. Very good. no dustwrapper.

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        Der Krieg zur See 1914-1918. Der Krieg in der Nordsee - Hier Band 1-7 in 7 Bücheren und ein Kartenband KOMPLETT!

      Berlin, Verlag von E. S. Mittler & Sohn, 1920. 8°, 1. Band: Von Kriegsbeginn bis Anfang September 1914. XV, 293 Seiten mit 60 Karten, Tabellen und Anlagen. / Band 2: Von Anfang September bis November 1914. XIV, 340 Seiten mit 38 Skizzen, Karten, Tabellen und Anlagen. / Band 3: Von Ende November 1914 bis Anfang Februar 1915. VII, 300 Seiten mit 30 Skizzen, Karten, Tabellen und Anlagen. / Band 4: Von Anfang Februar bis Ende Dezember 1915. XV, 442 Seiten mit 46 Skizzen, Karten, Tabellen und Anlagen. / Band 5.1 Textband und 5.2 Kartenband: Von Januar bis Juni 1916. XX, 568 Seiten mit 81 Skizzen, Karten, Tabellen und Anlagen. / Band 6: Von Juni 1916 bis Frühjahr 1917. XII, 352 Seiten mit 18 mehrfarbigen Steindruckkarten und 19 Skizzen. / Band 7 von 1965: Vom Sommer 1917 bis zum Kriegsende 1918. XIV, 368 Seiten mit 5 teilweise mehrfarbigen Karten und Tabellen. ALLE BÄNDE MIT ALLEN BEILAGEN KOMPLETT! Illustrierte Original-Halbleinenbände - Band 3 die Seiten leicht fleckig und die Bände teils leicht berieben sonst guter Zustand - 1920, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1925, 1937 und 1965. H1664 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Seefahrt militärisch und Marine, Erster Weltkrieg, Kaiserliche Marine

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        Stoffmuster. - 65 Original-Stoffmusterbücher einer Elsässer Textilfabrik. / Collection de 65 grands et robustes volumes remplies d?echantillions de textiles.

      Ca. 1880 - ca. 1920, - Folio u. Gr.-Folio, die Musterbücher jeweils mit 50 bis 100 Blatt. Insges. ca. 5000 Blatt (ca. 20.000 Luxusstoffmuster), meist beidseitig bestückt. Versch. Einbände (Stärkere Gebrauchs- u. Lagerspuren). Diese in ihrer Materialfülle von weit über 20.000 Luxusstoffmustern in allen erdenklichen Farbvarianten wohl einmalige Sammlung zeigt für fast ein halbes Jahrhundert einen eindrucksvollen Querschnitt der Stoffmoden in dieser Zeit. Unter den Musterstoffen findet sich von Baumwolle über Kammgarn, Chintz u. Crèpe de Chine bis hin zu Tüll und Taft wohl jede erdenkliche webbare und als Stoff bedruckbare Variante in allen vorstellbaren Farbtonen und Webarten, die vorstellbar sind. Interessant auch die deutlichen Stiländerungen im Laufe der Jahre. (Der Ursprung dieser Sammlung liegt im Elsass, es gibt jedoch auch 1 Band Zürich u.v.a. ).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Lautrec. 1 of 200 copies with an original etching and a color lithograph

      Paris: Bernheim-Jeune, 1920. First edition: 100 copies on Japon and 100 copies on Arches (like this one. One original etching, "Portrait de Tristan Bernard" (Adhémar 287; Adriani 249; Wittrock 240), and one color lithograph, "L'Argent," (after the cover for a theatrical program; see Wittrock, pp. 254-55). 38 hors-texte pls. iv + 124 + [8] pp. 3/4-leather binding & marbled boards with gilt titling and period floral decoration on spine. About 27.7 x about 19.8 cm. Original decorated paper front cover bound in. From the library of the collector and philanthropist Adolph Lewisohn, with his lovely, small octagonal bookplate on dark red leather with bright gilt lettering and decoration inside the front cover; the bookplate has left a corresponding stain on the marbled front flyleaf. Light browning of paper towards the edges. Some wear at extremities, but a very nice copy. The first blank after the flyleaf bears the blindstamp of its former owner, a well-known art dealer.

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery ]
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        Compendio di Sociologia generale.

      Florence: G. Barbèra,, 1920. Per cura di Giulio Farina. Small octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, decoration to front board in black. Black and white diagrams in the text. Contemporary price sticker to rear board. Spine darkened and slightly rubbed at tips, front and rear inner hinges starting but still holding firm, outer margins a little toned. An excellent copy. First abridged edition of the author's principal contribution to sociology, Trattato di sociologia generale, which was originally published in 1916 and first translated into English in 1935, as The Mind and Society.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Views of Georgia.

      s 1920 - Small oblong folio (18.7 x 25 cm), 37 mounted gelatine silver print photographs (12 x 17 cm), some matte and some glossy, some with thin border and some full bleed, possibly collected from different dates, mounted back to back and entirely uncaptioned on thick card leaves, contemporary ink inscription to front endpaper: "?? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ??????? ??????????? ?? ?????????, 1961"; inner hinges near broken, very small marginal discolouration to some prints. Contemporary cloth; spine frayed and corners bumped. Fine album of views of Kutaisi, the current legislative capital of Georgia and its second largest city. Among the subjects are views of Rioni River through Kutaisi, White Bridge, Botanical Garden, Church of Annunciation, Kutaisi University, Bagrati Cathedral and Geguti Palace; of particular interest are views of a busy local market. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        ESTHER WATERS

      London: Privately printed for Subscribers Only by CUMANN SEAN-EOLAIS NA H-EIREANN [i.e. T. Werner Laurie], 1920. Large octavo. Parchment and boards. Leather bookplate offset slightly on endsheet, otherwise near fine in lightly worn dust jacket. Half morocco slipcase. Limited printing of the third, revised, English edition. Copy #2 of 750 copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by the author. This copy bears Moore's presentation inscription to the publisher of this volume: "To Werner Laurie My Publisher and Friend George Moore." Laurie issued a number of Moore's novels in this format, under the contrived imprint of the Society of Irish Folk-Lore, beginning with A STORY- TELLER'S HOLIDAY in 1918. An excellent association copy. GILCHER A19c2.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Verschneiter Tannenwald.

      - Farbholzschnitt, um 1920/30, auf Japan-Bütten, signiert. 23,6:27 cm, oben und links auf den Darstellungsrand geschnitten, rechts und unten mit schmalem Rändchen. – Im ganzen nicht ganz frisch. Die in Weimar als Graphikerin und Illustratorin tätige Künstlerin, Tochter des Malers Casimir Geibel (1839-1896), war dort seit 1896 Schülerin von Otto Rasch (1862-1952) und 1900-1902 in Stuttgart an der privaten Kunstschule von Leopold von Kalckreuth (1855-1928). 1902 kehrte sie nach Weimar zurück, wo sie sich die Technik des Farbholzschnitts autodidaktisch aneignete, die sie zeitlebens favorisieren sollte. Sie erlangte Anerkennung durch Ankäufe von privaten und öffentlichen Sammlungen. Besondere Bekanntheit erlangte sie durch Darstellungen Weimarer Schauplätze und geistigen Zentren der Weimarer Klassik, vorrangig das Goethehaus. Sie wurden zu ihren künstlerischen Lebensthemen. Daneben schuf sie Ansichten etwa von der Ostsee. 1918 freundschaftlicher Kontakt mit der Schriftstellerin Erika von Watzdorf-Bachoff (1878-1963). Ihre Radierungen erschienen u.a. in den Jahresmappen des „Weimarer Radierverein" 1905-1910.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam (Ownership Signature Of Noel Langley)

      London [circa 1920]: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920. Early Reprint . Blue Cloth, Gilt. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 20 Color Plates By Edmund Dulac. Large Format, Printed On One Side Of Pages Only, All Plates With Printed Tissue Guards. Publisher's Red Cloth,11 1/8" Tall, Ornately Gilt, Rebacked To Style With Calligraphic Title In English. Ownership Name "Noel Langley Ex Libris Xmas 1928" In Large, Elaborated Letters In Green Ink On Front Endpaper, And Small Old Bookseller's Label Of T. W. Griggs And Co, Durban, On Rear Pastedown. Noel Langley (December 25, 1911 - November 4, 1980) Was An American Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter And Director. While Under Contract To Mgm He Was One Of The Screenwriters For The Wizard Of Oz. He Was Chosen For The Job On The Basis Of His Children's Story, The Tale Of The Land Of Green Ginger - A Children's Classic Which Has Seldom Been Out Of Print Since It Was First Published In 1937. However, His Finished Script For The Wizard Of Oz Was Somewhat Revised By Florence Ryerson And Edgar Allan Woolf, Revisions That Langley Himself Strongly Objected To, But Which Appear In The Finished Film. Langley Is On Record As Saying That He Hated The Completed Product, An Opinion Not Borne Out By The General Critical And Public Consensus. The Wizard Of Oz Has Become One Of The Best-Loved Films Ever Made. He Attempted To Write A Sequel Based On The Marvelous Land Of Oz Using Many Of The Concepts He Had Added To Its Predecessor, But This Was Never Realized. Born In Durban, South Africa, He Was First An Author And A Successful Broadway Playwright. Langley Began Writing For Films In The 1930S. After World War Ii, Langley Worked On Many British Films Including The Film Noir They Made Me A Fugitive (1947), The Remake Of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951), The Alastair Sim Scrooge (1951), The Pickwick Papers (1952), Ivanhoe (1952) And The Technicolor The Prisoner Of Zenda (1952). (His Contribution To Zenda, However, Was Minimal, Since The 1952 Film Followed The Script Of The 1937 Film Version, On Which Langley Did Not Work, Nearly Word-For-Word.) In 1964, Langley Made A Series Of Tapes For New York Radio Station Wbai, Reading "The Tale Of The Land Of Green Ginger" In Its Entirety. He Subsequently Edited It Down To Fit On An Lp, Which Was Issued By The Listener-Sponsored Station And Offered As A Fund-Raising Premium. Langley Continued To Write Novels And Plays Throughout His Life. He Also Wrote Short Stories For The Saturday Evening Post And Other Magazines.

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        Tulip Album

      Haarlem, The Netherlands: Bond van Bloembollenhandelaren. Cloth. Very Good. A most unusual and beautiful collection of flower cards. N.d., circa 1920, based on the Art Deco design of the album cover -- the cards could possibly be slightly older. The album contains 32 cards of chromolithographic images of various types of tulips. The cards are each 18 by 14 cm, and the album itself is 30 by 21 cm.The artist is unknown, other than the initials LM that are on some of the cards. While the cards are Dutch in origin, the written content is in English. Each leaf comes with a tissue guard. The album cover, which opens from the bottom, is bowed. Some of the tissue guards are chipped and perhaps a bit brittle.

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        Von der Heimt geächtet. Im Auftrag der Deutschen Legion bearbeitet.

      Stuttgart: 1920 - 167 S. OBr. Mit 11 Skizzen und 1 Bild. Beiliegend kurzes Schriftstück von de Vries an von der Rey (?), wohl ehemaligen Angehörigen der Deutschen Legion; es geht um den Malteserorden in bläulicher statt schwarzer Emaille. Kartenlasche gerissen, Kartenskizzen aber vorhanden. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First American Edition. An attractive copy of Eliot's first book published in the U.S., published the same year in the U.K. under the title Ara Vos Prec. "Although the poems occur in different order, the contents are the same as Ara Vos Prec, except that "Hysteria" is substituted for "Ode" and "Le Spectateur" is titled "Le Directeur." An important debut. GALLUP A4.b. First Printing. Octavo; tan vertical-ribbed paper-covered boards, with titling and rule stamped in dark brown to spine and front panel; brown topstain; 63pp. Light wear along spine ends and board edges, with faint offsetting to endpapers and a small, vintage Brentanos label to rear pastedown; bright, Near Fine copy.

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, 1920. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial title block to front board gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With sixteen tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. A fine copy. Limited edition of 520 copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        The Elements of Style

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1920. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine-. Rare, beautifully preserved First Trade Edition of this revered guidebook of essential rules of the English language. Small 8vo: 52pp. Publisher's original slate-blue paper-covered boards titled in black, black linen spine, former owner's name and address to front fly leaf. Binding strong, hinges undamaged, pages clean and bright with mild foxing restricted to front fly leaf. An exemplarily example. Time 100 (Nonfiction), 83. Strunk wrote The Elements of Style in 1918 and privately published it, in 1919, for in-house use at Cornell University, where he was professor of English. Harcourt, Brace published this first trade edition in 52-page format. "Strunk and White [E. B. White (Charlotte's Web), one of Strunk's first students and greatest admirers, who, in 1957, updated and revised the "Little Book," adding an introduction and a chapter on style] waded through the totality of our vast and complicated language and boiled it down to a terse 105 pages, including a glossary and index. No exhaustive explanations or sentence diagrams here-just 22 style rules and principles of composition, followed by 'a few matters of form,' a conclusive list of misused words and phrases and an all-encompassing 'guide to style.'" . . . The Elements of Style is a timeless reminder of the simplicity of proper writing and is likely to remain a useful tool for years to come." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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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        Original Modernist Embroidery, Circa 1918/1925

      1920 - Original Textile Embroidery, Abstract Design, Wool On Silk, 7 5/8" X 5 1/2". From The Estate Of Artist Herman (Hermann) Sachs. Born In Romania To Jewish Parents, Herman [Hermann] Sachs Immigrated To The U.S. As A Child. He First Trained Under His German-Born Father, A Painter In The Court Of Queen Elisabeth Of Romania. Sachs Continued His Artistic Training In Europe, Spending The 1910-1920 Period In Germany, Where He Founded The Munich School Of Expressionists (Munich Expressionist Werkstätten). Upon Returning To The United States In 1920, Sachs Exhibited At The Art Institute Of Chicago And Established The Chicago Industrial Art School, Which Soon Failed Due To Lack Of Sufficient Funding. Afterward, Sachs Became The First Director Of The Dayton Museum Of Fine Arts, Now The Dayton Art Institute. During This Time, He Also Served As The U.S. Representative Of Artist George Grosz. Around 1924, Sachs Moved To Los Angeles Where He Designed The Interiors Of The New Gas Company Building. As A Muralist And Decorator, Sachs Went On To Design And Install The Interior Architectural Decorations Many Los Angeles Landmarks, Including The Bullocks Wilshire Building (Now Home To Southwestern Law School), Union Station, Los Angeles City Hall, And The Title Insurance And Trust Company Building. Directed The Creative Art Students League Of Los Angeles. Sachs Was Active Within The L.A. Weimar Exile Community Of Artists, Writers, And Filmmakers. His Friend, The Architect Rudolph Schindler, Designed Sachs' L.A. House, The Manola Court Apartments.

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        Kondolenzkarten - Erinnerung an die lieben Heimgegangen. Kassette mit 220 Traueranzeigen, gedruckt zwischen 1920 - 1938.

       Die Trauerkarten stammen aus einer Druckerei im Kanton Zürich und wurden zwischen 1920 und 1938 gedruckt. Sie zeigen ein breite Palette von Gestaltungen. Prägungen. 0wie man den Noch Lebenden den Tod eines Menschen mitteilt. Teilweise trocken typographisch bis süss kitschig. Einige mit Orig- Photographien. einige aus Textil. Teilweise beschrieben. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Totentanz Kunst - Grafikdesign

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        Miracle Mongers and their Methods: A Complete Expose

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. xiv, 240pp. Original orange cloth with navy lettering. Very Good+, lacking the dust jacket. Foxing to edges and lightly to title page, very slight bowing to front board, but overall a very neat, clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Put Alije Gjerzeeleza.

      Beograd, Belgrad. Izdanje S.B.Cvijanovica, , 1920 - Klein-Oktav. 41 pages, 7 n. n. pages. Broché. Original brochure. The spine is slightly worn, some pages with foxing, bookshop stamp on title,ei otherwise fine. Rare first edition of the third book by the Noble Prize winner Andric (1892-1975) about Alija Gjerzelez / Ðerzelez / Djerdjelez ( a legendary hero in epic poetry and literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in northern Albania). The first part of his novel, followed by Pripovetke and Glasnik. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        ARTE ESPAÑOL. Revista de la Sociedad de Amigos del Arte. Desde tomo V (1920-1921) hasta tomo X (1930-1931).

      Gráficas Reunidas 1920-1931, Madrid - 6 vols. 30x21. XIp, 1h, 424p = XIp, 444p = VIIp, 308p = 308p = 309-534p = VIIp, 229p, 2h. Numerosas ilustraciones y fotografías en texto y plena pág, láminas. Enc. en plena piel, lomos con tejuelos, nervios y dorados. - Un paseo arqueológico por Barbastro, La indumentaria del reinado de Felipe IV en los cuadros de Velázquez del Museo del Prado, La Alfajería de Zaragoza, Adornos femeninos: peinetas y diademas, Goya, Los bordados populares en Segovia, etc.

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        SILENT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, [1920].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-256 [note: page [xiii] mis-numbered "ix"], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Collects four tales; the title story, "Who Wants a Green Bottle?," "Wild Wullie, the Waster," and short novel "For Art's Sake," a revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN (1912). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1397. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-166. Bleiler (1978), p. 167. Reginald 12257. Small stain to lower front cover near fore-edge, several shallow indents to cloth at edges, inner front hinge repaired, a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end and corners, rubbing along front flap fold, vertical crease in spine panel near rear spine fold, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. This book is rare in jacket. (#148031)

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        Flappers and Philosophers.

      New York Scribner's 1920 - 8vo., publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine tips slightly frayed, spine gilt rubbed, front hinge cracked, bookseller's label; presented with facsimile dust jacket. First edition, first issue. Fitzgerald's short stories were so popular that this collection came out almost immediately after the stories had appeared in magazines. His stories accurately portrayed the emotional depth of a society devoted to excess and racing heedlessly towards the catastrophe that was only a few years ahead. Bruccoli A6.1.a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Constable, 1920. Balfour, Ronald. Small quarto. (76)ff. One of fifty copies printed on Japon, signed by the artist, and with an extra hand-colored illustration. Illustrated with six full-color plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which have touches of color, as well as numerous smaller line drawings throughout. Balfour's lavish illustrations show the influences of Aubrey Beardsley and Alastair, combining orientalist fantasy with Art Deco opulence. The extra plate, which appears opposite the title page, has been heightened in gilt, pink, red, and orange. In the publisher's binding of black cloth backed textured boards, with titling in gilt on spine and upper cover. T.e.g. Minimal shelfwear along lower extremity, and a touch of wear to lower corners. Nearly fine.

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        Eighd. Signatur auf Photographie-Postkarte. [ca. 13,4 x 8,7 cm].

      Dresden, Charlotte Rudolph, o. J. [um 1920]. Alt auf Karton montiert. - Wigmann, (1886 - 1973), studierte 1910-1911 in Hellerau bei Émile Jaques-Dalcroze und bei Suzanne Perrottet rhythmische Gymnastik, fühlte sich dort jedoch künstlerisch unbefriedigt: Wie Suzanne Perrottet suchte auch Mary Wigman nach von Musik unabhängigen Bewegungen und selbständigem Körperausdruck. Danach hielt sie sich in Rom und Berlin auf. Auf Anraten des Malers Emil Nolde trat sie 1913 in Rudolf von Labans Schule für Kunst auf dem Monte Verità in der Schweiz ein. Laban war wesentlich an der Entwicklung des modernen Ausdruckstanzes beteiligt (Labanotation). In München zeigte sie ihre ersten öffentlichen Tänze Hexentanz I, Lento und Ein Elfentanz. Sie blieb während des Ersten Weltkrieges in der Schweiz bei Laban als dessen Assistentin und unterrichtete in Zürich und Ascona. 1917 bot sie in Zürich drei verschiedene Programme, unter anderem mit den Tänzen \"Der Tänzer unserer lieben Frau\", \"Das Opfer\", \"Tempeltanz\", \"Götzendienst\" und \"Vier ungarische Tanze nach Johannes Brahms\". Dieses Programm führte sie erneut 1919 in Zürich und später in Deutschland auf. Erst die Aufführungen in Hamburg und Dresden brachten ihr den großen Durchbruch. Mary Wigman ist von vielen namhaften Fotografen tanzend und in Portraits aufgenommen worden, darunter Hugo Erfurth, Charlotte Rudolph, Albert Renger-Patzsch und Siegfried Enkelmann. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tanz

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        DELL'ITALIA

      TORINO: UTET, 1920 1921. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 18. COLLEZIONE DI CLASSICI ITALIANI I II USATO

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        LE SPERANZE D'ITALIA

      TORINO: UTET, 1920. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 18. COLLEZIONE DI CLASSICI ITALIANI USATO

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        [Turm von Babel].

      [ca. 1920].. Ölbild auf Karton. 29 x 36, 5 cm. (Blattgr.). Rücks. m. Nachlaß-Stempel. Erwin Stolz (Gießhübl 1896 - 1987 Wien).

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        [SMALL ARCHIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, BUSINESS AGREEMENTS, AND A LETTER, RELATING TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CHICKALOON COAL MINING COMPANY OF ALASKA]

      [Various places in Alaska & California, 1920. Includes one large colored folding map, 20 x 40 inches; three folding blueprint maps (two of them 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, the third 9 1/4 x 13 inches); a folding cross- section; four photographs (three of them 3 1/4 x 5 inches, mounted to card - one a cyanotype); three folding printed legal documents; a [2]pp. typed letter, signed, to the manager of the company; and a pamphlet on coal mining (see below). Large map with stains in margins, small areas of separation at cross-folds. Other items with light wear. Overall, very good. An interesting archive relating to the early operations of the Chickaloon Coal Company of Chickaloon, Alaska. Chickaloon, located some seventy-five miles up the Matanuska River from Anchorage, remains an area of interest to those who would mine coal there. The company was founded in 1917 by a Californian who leased the land for his mines from the federal government. The collection documents the formation of the company and its capitalization, and includes maps of the area. The largest of the maps is a USGS "Topographical Map of Lower Matanuska Valley Alaska," dated 1918 and based on surveys done in 1909 and 1913. The location of the "Anthracite Ridge" is printed on the maps, and lots 10, 11, and 12 of the Chickaloon Coal Company are highlighted in red ink, as are a couple other areas of concern to the company. The two larger blueprint maps show the progress of prospecting in Leasing Unit No. 11, one of them corrected to April 7, 1918, the other to June 1, 1918, with shading showing the work done in various months. The smaller blueprint map, dated June 13, 1918, shows the proposed wagon road from Chickaloon to King River. The cross- section shows the "folding of measures" in the Chickaloon area. The three printed legal documents were all executed in California. The earliest is dated 1917 and early 1918, being an indenture describing the actions of Lars Netland of Oakland and his wife, in leasing coal land in Alaska from the U.S. government. The second document, dated Feb. 15, 1918, records the loan of $4000 by M.J. Fontana to the Chickaloon Coal Company in return for stock in the company. The third document, dated ten days later, pertains to the issuance of shares in the company. Fontana is the largest shareholder by far, followed by Lars Netland, A.L. Brizzolara, and W.A. Gompertz, the manager of the company. The photographs show an outcrop of coal disclosed by railway cuttings, and three others that show a ship, one of the pictures a cyanotype. The typed letter is dated June 27, 1918 and is addressed to W.A. Gompertz, manager of the company. The subject is the drilling process, and different techniques, locations, and angles that might work, including the use of diamond drill bits. Also included is a copy of a 1920 government-issued pamphlet entitled MINING IN THE MATANUSKA COAL FIELD AND THE WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT ALASKA by Theodore Chapin, which discusses the work of the Chickaloon mining company.

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