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        Programm zum Winckelmannsfeste der archäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin. -

      - Konvolut von 67 Programmen. - Berlin: Reimer (ab 1920 de Gruyter): 1888-1966. Vorhanden: 48. Programm ; 50. Programm ; 53.-55. Programm; 57.-65. Programm ; 67.-75. Programm ; 77.-120. Programm ; zusammen 64 Nummern in 13 Ganzleinenbänden mit den eingebundenen OUmschlägen, sowie Nr. 48. u. Nr. 50. in OBroschur (Buchblöcke gebrochen und Umschläge lose) u. Nr. 100 in OKarton (Rücken stark beschädigt). 4º. Die vorliegenden Bände mit dem Bibliotheksstempel der Universität Edinburgh auf den Umschlägen und den Titelblättern, sowie handschriftl. Numerierungen u. Exlibris auf den Innendeckeln. Da die Bände keine Löschungsstempel aufweisen, habe ich mit der Bibliothek der Universität von Edinburgh Kontakt aufgenommen und es wurde mir versichert, dass die Bände rechtmässig aus den Beständen der Bibliothek verkauft wurden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Londoner Versandantiquariat]
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        Portrait of Yeshayah Steiner of Kerestir]. Steiner Saje, bodrogkereszturi rabbi

      [S.n.], [Hungary] 1920 - Original, vintage, single page print. 185 × 288 mm. Scarce printed photographic portrait of Grand Rabbi Yeshayah (Shayele) Steiner of Kerestir (Bodrogkeresztúr) (1851-1925), the founder of the Kerestirer Hasidic dynasty. With Hebrew caption below containing lengthy accolades along with a facsimile of his signature. It is believed by his followers that Reb Shayele's image protects against misfortune. Yellowed due to acidic paper. With a few stains at edges. Otherwise in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Földvári Books]
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        Weibliches Modell, Sitzend, farbig, 1917. (Female Model, Seated, colour, 1917.)

      Vienna: Verlag Ed. Strache, 1920 - Excellent condition. Presented in a handmade white gold leaf frame with UV glass. Collotype in colours on matt wove paper laid onto thin grey card as issued. Sheet size: 45.3 x 29.3 cm. Edition of 500 and 10 proofs. Numbered in pencil lower left. Printed by Max Jaffé Art Institute in Vienna and issued as one of 15 prints from the Handzeichnungen portfolio.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Letters

      Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press,, 1920. Edited by his son Henry James. In two volumes. Illustrated. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, paper label to spines lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jackets. Photographic frontispieces with tissue guards, 13 plates and tailpiece illustrations. Small bookplate to front pastedowns and contemporary ownership inscription of Josephine B. Crane to front free endpapers. Spines of dust jackets a little faded and a few minor nicks to spine ends, one small archival repair to jacket spine of vol. II; a fine set in excellent dust jackets. First edition, first printing, of a selection of James's correspondence, published to "throw the strongest light" on the celebrated philosopher's life and writings. A contemporary reviewer for The North American Review judged that the letters were "rich in their concise and accessible condensations of James's profounder convictions" (Gilman, p. 415). This set was given to American socialite and patron of the arts, Josephine B. Crane, by a friend for Christmas, 1920. Crane is remembered primarily as a co-founder and original trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was also a key benefactress of the elite Dalton School, which derived its name from the Crane family estate located in Sugar Hill, Dalton (the address which appears on the bookplates).

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        A Voyage to Arcturus

      London, Methuen & Co., 1920 [first edition, first issue]. Octavo, [viii] (first leaf blank), 303, [1] (colophon), 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages. The catalogue is undated, but the first page contains Einstein's 'Relativity - The Special and the General Theory', the first edition of which appeared in August 1920. It went into at least two more editions before year's end. Details of specific editions appear as a matter of course in this catalogue, so presumably this listing is for the first edition of the Einstein. Red cloth with gilt lettering and double rules on the spine, and blind lettering and a single-rule frame on the front cover; bottom edges uncut; cloth lightly stained, marked and bubbled, with the spine slightly faded; extremities a little bumped and rubbed, with minimal wear to the head of the rear hinge; a contemporary newspaper cutting (175 x 50 mm) of a review of the 1946 Gollancz edition is mounted on the front pastedown; ownership details on the front flyleaf; 'Original publication' written in ink on the verso of the title page (and both words and the printed publication details are doubly underlined in ink); trifling signs of use (top corner crease to two leaves; tiny stain to the top edge, impacting very slightly on the top margin of three leaves; minimal light foxing to the leading and bottom edges); a very good copy. Lindsay's novel, now considered a seminal work of science fiction, was not a commercial success, as the review (from the Adelaide 'Advertiser' of 4 January 1947) points out at some length. Even the 'venturesome, unorthodox Mr. Gollancz' reckoned he was taking a punt in reprinting it. When he read it, he 'welcomed it as a work of genius, if a minor one, and now, when, as he says, the public will apparently buy anything labelled fiction, he is taking a chance on people welcoming a second chance of buying' it. Gary K. Wolfe, in his work on David Lindsay (Starmont House, 1982), states that 'Out of a press run of 1430 copies, only 596 were sold', making a strong case for an upper limit to the number of copies comprising the first issue.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laurence McGilvery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Yvette Guilbert drawn by H. de Toulouse Lautrec.

      2 (51 x 38 cm), Textheft. 6 Bl., Titelbl. u 8 blattgrossen lithographierten Abbildungen (im Offset wiedergegeben), Mappe mit Textheft u. losen Bl., Tadell. Nr. 111 von insgesamt 400 Exemplaren (Die ersten 150 Ex. kamen nicht in den Handel.). Textheft von Gotthard Jedlicka: Henry de Toulouse-Lautrec und Yvette Guilbert. Jedes Blatt trägt auf der Rückseite den Vermerk der Nummer bei Delteil (Loys Deltail, le peintre-graveur illustré. Bd. II, 1920, Paris.). Die Blätter erschienen 1894 u. 1898 in 2 Mappen in Paris- Yvette Guilbert (1865-1944) französische Sängerin (Sopran) und Schauspielerin. Yvette Guilbert arbeitete zunächst als Verkäuferin im Pariser Warenhaus Printemps und als Kunstmodell und nahm daneben Gesangs- und Schauspielunterricht.Schnell zu Erfolg gekommen, trat sie im Moulin Rouge und im Berliner Wintergarten auf. Sie beeindruckte laut zeitgenössischen Kritiken weniger durch ihre Sangeskunst als durch ihre Vortragsweise. Ihre Lieder ähnelten eher einem Sprechgesang wichtig waren dabei die pointierte Darstellung und die scharfen, oftmals zeitkritischen Texte. Weniger bekannt ist, dass sie in den 1920er und 1930er Jahren auch in einigen Filmen als Schauspielerin mitwirkte. Die bekanntesten sind Faust - eine deutsche Volkssage von Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau und Marcel LHerbiers Zola-Adaption LArgent. Außerdem verfasste sie zwei Bücher über die Belle Époque. Sie und ihr Ehemann Max Schiller waren mit Sigmund Freud in Briefkontakt Freud skizzierte dabei seine persönliche Deutung des "Phänomens Yvette Guilbert".

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Encre de Chine Olivier Debré -

      - - Olivier DEBRÉ (1920-1999) Encre de Chine sur papier signée en bas à droite. 30,5 x 20 cm. Très bel état.

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Reetgedecktes Bauernhaus unter Bäumen an der Elbe. Am Himmel dahinziehende Wolken. Öl auf Leinwand, links unten etwas undeutlich mit *Steinhagen * signiert, undatiert, ungerahmt.

       Bildmaß ca. 76 x 97 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Öl auf Leinwand, links unten signiert, nicht datiert ( wohl um 1920 ), ungerahmt. Das Gemälde etwas fleckig, an den Außenrändern mit teils kleinen Randläsionen ( durch alte Rahmung – durch neue Rahmung aber gut abdeckbar, die Leinwand verso mit einem Flicken. )>>> Literatur u.a.: Neue Rump, Hamburgisches Künstlerlexikon Seite 447 - Steinhagen: Mitbegründer der Hamburger Szession- Provenienz: Alter Privatbesitz <<< ( Bitte beachten: Hier aufgrund der Größe kein Versand – hier bitte nur Selbstabholung nach Absprache - Please notice: No shipment possible ) ( Lagerort WHS-Rel ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Heinrich Steinhagen, Gemälde, Ölgemälde, signiert, Entartete Kunst, Hamburger Sezession

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        ROSA MYSTICA. Original Painting.

      Original Artwork [Unpublished]. c. 1920 - Gouache, watercolour, ink and collage on paper, laid down on board. Signed in full to the bottom right. Measuring 28.5 x 30 cms. The colours bright and unfaded. Signed and inscribed by the artist with the title to the reverse. A beautiful original painting from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Design School trained artist and heraldist Franz &#138;edivý Yun. His first exhibition was in 1919 and he worked as a theatre stage designer and restorer for various Copenhagen museums such as the National Museum, the Folklore Museum and Svanholm Castle. At the same time he cultivated his talent as a heraldist becoming a coat-of-arms painter for the Royal Order of Denmark between 1945 and 1967. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Theory of Relativity.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1920. The Special & the General Theory, a Popular Exposition. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson, with Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in blind. 8 pages of inserted advertisements. Portrait frontispiece of author by Hermann Struck, diagrams, figures and equations in text. Ink ownership inscription to pastedown. Spine slightly faded, small mark to rear cover, a few gatherings standing proud of the text block, endpapers browned. A very good copy. First edition in English, first impression, translated from the third German edition (1918) by Robert W. Lawson. This is the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. The additional chapter (Appendix III) written by Einstein for this edition was added at Lawson's urging, who thought the book would be more accessible if its author could provide a proof of the general theory. Einstein intended the book to be intelligible to the general public, which he tested by reading drafts to his step-daughter Margot, "pausing frequently to ask whether she indeed got it" (Isaacson, p. 232).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Adelboden. - Photographie originale en grand format.

      S.d., vers 1920, - 43.5 x 57 cm, tirage argent en noir et blanc original, coin sup. gauche taché (abimé), signée en bas à droite. En 1909, Emanuel Gyger ouvre un magasin à Adelboden avec Hermann Eggimann, puis s'installe en 1910 dans la dépendance de l'hôtel Regina (Dorfstrasse) qu'il vient d'acquérir. En 1930, il s'associe à son ancien apprenti Arnold Klopfenstein. Les prises de vue de Gyger soulignent la structure massive de la montagne, son volume et son inaccessibilité; il fixe aussi par l'image l'homme dans sa relation à la montagne. Créateur d'un style pour toute la région, il a su marquer l'esthétique populaire par ses photos des Alpes bernoises et valaisannes (DHS).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Paul Hugger, Welten aus Fels und Eis, NZZ, 2009; [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Fine ALS signed TE Lawrence

      To "Dear Callow". 2 pp. 8vo. Some light soiling, a couple of patches of abrasion indicating that the letter may have been removed from an album, some offsetting of ink, but in very acceptable condition. On letterhead of All Souls College, Oxford, Sept. 2 

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        The Changing East. [In:] The Round Table, No. 40, for September 1920

      London: Macmillan, 1920. Vol. X, pp. 756-772. 1 vols. 8vo. Later red cloth. Minor exterior rubbing, internally fine. Vol. X, pp. 756-772. 1 vols. 8vo. O'Brien B0009

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        The All-Australia Memorial. A Historical Record of National Effort during the Great War. Australia's Roll of Honour. History, Heroes and Helpers ... Introductory Narrative by E. Ashmead-Bartlett

      Melbourne, British-Australasian Publishing Service (Head Office in Australia: 'Whitehall', Bank Place, Melbourne), [1920], revised edition/ [1917]. Quarto, 252, [160], [155]-158 (index) pages with 'over 1,000 Double-Tone Illustrations from Original Photographs, Drawings, Maps, Portraits, etc.' plus the very large double-image folding panoramic frontispiece and 20 single-page plates (including 8 each featuring 4 group portraits) tipped in on card mounts with printed borders, and 4 unnumbered pages (between pages 8 and 9) comprising a dedication poem and portraits of the King, Governor-General Sir Ronald Ferguson, and the Governor of Victoria, Sir Arthur Stanley. This copy does not contain the 9 folding plates usually, but not invariably, found in this volume (2 large folding panoramas, 6 double-page folding plates and a double-page folding map). It does contain the plain card mounts for them, but they were clearly never inserted in this copy. Gilt-decorated purple cloth, all edges gilt; cloth a little marked, flecked and sunned on the spine and (unevenly) on the front cover; light wear to the corners; head of the spine slightly snagged; thumbprint-sized piece snipped from the blank margin of the frontispiece (we have seen this in other copies too); a very good copy (internally in fine condition). Mounted within the decorative border printed on the recto of the stiff card to which the frontispiece is attached, is a four-page ACMF card with a gelatin silver portrait photograph (120 x 90 mm) of Lieutenant William Hill Dunn Stewart, 10th Battalion, pasted inside, facing a printed account of his war service (possibly supplied by the publisher). He embarked on October 1915, and saw action in France and Belgium; he was wounded at Pozieres but 'was with the unit at cessation of hostilities'. This 'edition is necessarily confined to the volunteers from New South Wales and South Australia. Originally framed with special reference to the Gallipoli Campaign [in fact, pages 17-201 are devoted to it], the later deeds of Australia's splendid army in France, Belgium, and in Palestine have been recorded in the present revised edition' brought up to November 1918 (Editor's Preface, page 10). Part II of the book, 'Australia's Fighting Families', contains service details and/or portraits of many thousands of men; the contents vary, usually on a state-by-state basis. This copy contains an even more mixed lot than usual: the first portion, 'Some of Australia's Fighting Families', is a pictorial section (portraits only) for Victoria (16 pages, comprising a title page and pages M101-115); it is followed by a pictorial section (portraits only) for SA (24 pages, numbered [A1]-A24), illustrated biographical sections for SA (Sections J, K and L [16 pages each section]), a pictorial section (portraits only) for NSW (24 pages, numbered [S1]-S24), an illustrated biographical section for NSW, incorrectly labelled SA on the title page (Section O, 24 pages, with a small zero or nought after each page number), and illustrated biographical sections for SA (Sections I and O [16 pages each section]).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Erde auf Erden.

      Wien, Strache, 1920 - 31 S. mit 1 ganzseit. Porträt nach einer Zeichnung von Egon Schiele. Erste Ausgabe mit dem Portrait des Autors von Egon Schiele. - Raabe 282, 6. - "Diese Gedichte, in der zweiten Hälfte 1914 entstanden, konnten im Jänner 1915 infolge Zensurverbots nur in 100 Exemplaren als Manuskript in Wien gedruckt werden. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist nach Ausscheiden des Gedichtes `Ekel vor Europa` und Ergänzung durch `Klagegesang` unverändert" (Impressum). - Etw. gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 400 Gr.-8°. Illustr. OKart. nach einem Entwurf von Julius Zimpel (gebräunt, Rücken mit Einrissen). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
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        Jumma Musjid Delhi". Watercolour on cardboard.

      No place, [ca 1920]. - Signed "A. Alintor" (?). 205 x 460 mm. An imaginative rendering of the Masjid-i Jahan-Numa (World-reflecting Mosque) in Delhi, shown here in the midst of a desert, with camels and bedouins in the foreground. - Mounted on cardboard; two small tears to lower edge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Chad Gadjo

      Berlin: Welt-Verlag, 1920. First printing. Hardcover. Good. Menachem Birnbaum . One volume, 28.5 cm, frontispiece in Aramaic, title-page in German. Printed at the Spamersche Buchdruckerei, Leipzig. Cover title in Aramaic and German, with a lamb (lämmchen) stamped between the Aramaic title above and the German title below. The same image of a lamb appears stamped inside the front cover in green. Unpaginated, 15 leaves: Leaf 1 (L1a) with yellow and green decoration, with the young lamb, verso (L1b) with copyright and printers name;( L2a) with printers device, verso (L2b) with half-title: Die Welt-Drucke/Das Fünfte Werk; (L3a) is blank, (L3b) has the frontispiece in Aramaic; (L4a) has the German title-page: Chad Gadjo/ Zeichnungen von / Menachem Birnbaum / Welt-Verlag, Berlin 5680;(L4b) Deutsche Ubertragung von Uriel Birnbaum; (L5a) dedication: Meiner lieben Frau, (L5b) bi-lingual Aramaic-German text begins; (L6a) first color woodblock of a Chasidic father holding a sacrificial lamb, with a pleading barefoot child reaching up towards the animal; (L6b) bi-lingual text; (L7a) woodblock of a large black cat killing a lamb, with its blood flowing out; (L7b) bi-lingual text; (L8a) woodblock of a large canine shaking the bloody carcass of the much smaller black cat, throwing its blood across the image from top to bottom; (L8b) bi-lingual text; (L9a) woodblock of a huge club smashing the dog in a pool of its own blood; (L9b) bi-lingual text; (L10a) a large fire; (L10b) bi-lingual text; (L11a) woodblock of rain extinguishing a small fire; (L11b) bi-lingual text; (L12a) woodblock of an ox drinking from a pool of rainwater; (L12b) bi-lingual text; (L13a) woodblock of the ox being killed by a man with a ritualistic knife; (L13b) bi-lingual text; (L14a) woodblock of the ox-killer himself being claimed by the Angel of Death (Und es kommt der Todesengel); (L14b) final page of bi-lingual text; (L15a) the Almighty is suggested by a shaft of white light, dividing the blackness of the final woodblock and striking down the Angel of Death; (L15b) is blank. This book was formatted as a Western European book, from front to back, with the front cover ties. The front cover is detached and the remaining ribbon ties frayed and worn. A collaboration between two brothers, Uriel Birnbaum (1894-1956) did the German text. There are hand-colored illustrations (10 in-text and 3 prefatory). Menachem Birnbaum was the second son of the Jewish philosopher Nathan Birnbaum and his wife Rosa Korngut. Menachem Birnbaum lived in Berlin from 1911 1914, then returned from 1919-1933. He emigrated to the Netherlands, where he was arrested in 1943 by the Gestapo and deported to Poland, where it is believed he perished in Auschwitz in 1944. The Spamersche Buchdruckerei is also well-remembered for printing illustrations of the German Expressionists, later denounced by National Socialist propagandists as Degenerate. The interior condition of this rare bilingual German-Jewish imprint is fine.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        Traditional Chinese Painting of The Shu River, Attributed to Li Gonglin, Painter of Southern Song dynasty. The Painting of the River Szechuan. Photographically Reproduced by Freer Gallery of Art

      Freer Gallery of Art, ca 1920s - UNDATED, but presumably in 1920s. Silver gelatin photos, 32 panels pieced together in accordion format, each with the stamp of Freer Gallery of Art on verso. Each panel measures 32.2*24.4cm, making a total length of 76*32cm when unfolded. The album has an additional 4 panels of front and back free endpaper, measuring 873cm when fully spread out. The album comes in its original folding case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PAINTING

      Original Artwork [Unpublished]. c.1920. Gouache, watercolour and ink on paper, laid down on board. Signed with initials lower right corner. The painting measures 21 x 17 cms. A skillfully painted esoteric portrait, the colours bright and with pleasing symmetry. An attractive original painting from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Design School trained artist and heraldist Franz Šedivý Yun. His first exhibition was in 1919 and he worked as a theatre stage designer and restorer for various Copenhagen museums such as the National Museum, the Folklore Museum and Svanholm Castle. At the same time he cultivated his talent as a heraldist becoming a coat-of-arms painter for the Royal Order of Denmark between 1945 and 1967. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Plakat. Liefert die Waffen ab! Der Reichskomissar für die Entwaffnung Dr. Peters.

      Stuttgart, Jung und Sohn. 1920 - 94 x 62 cm. Gefaltet, minimalste Randläsuren. Die Orstbehörden bezahlten eine Prämie von 100 Mark für die Abgabe von Militärwaffen. Selten.

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        Looming [Creation], I (all published)

      Tartu: Odamees, 1920. Octavo (21.8 × 17.7 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Natalie Mei; 69, [1] pp. Later black buckram boards; original wrappers preserved; text lightly resized to binding, else internally very good. First and only volume of this important publication of Estonian modernist art and literature that marked a radical break with the "Siuru" movement around Marie Under of the late 1910s. The aesthetic and political orientation of Barbarus, Roht, and Visnapuu-each of whose work would develop along avant-gardistic lines in subsequent years-was sharply opposed to Under's refined lyricism. In what can be considered the loose group's manifesto, Visnapuu proclaims: "Long live the fresh heaps of manure!" and calls for a new, more authentic sensibility in a way that harkens back to Nietzsche. "The carcasses of dead gods still lie in the streets," Visnapuu writes, and exclaims: "Long live the new pathos [...] the pathos of emergency after chaos threatens to bury everything." Describing the state of contemporary literature, Visnapuu writes: "Anarchist art, neo-romanticism, impressionism, symbolism, futurism are all lowered into one gray, misshapen, and infinite fermenting mass. There is great chaos. Things disappear into it..." In an article on the "death of Siuru" Visnapuu calls for literally enacting the destruction with the Italian Futurists spoke of "symbolically" (p. 56). In addition to Visnapuu's theoretical essays, the volume contains a selection of poems from Johannes Barbarus' forthcoming third volume of poems, Katastroofid, and prose by Richard Roht. With striking expressionist illustrations by Natalie Mei (or Mey, 1900-1975), a gifted, yet relatively unknown Estonian painter, set designer, and graphic artist associated with the "New Objectivity"-influenced period of Estonian art in the 1920s. Aside from a few smaller vignettes, her illustrations are in color and mounted on separate leaves, as well as the front wrapper. A very rare example of Estonian avant-garde book design, which had a brief idiosyncratic moment in the late 1910s and 1920s, when avant-garde visual art was centered in the Eesti Kunstnikkude Ryhm (Estonian Artists' Group), among other places, which emphasized geometric abstraction but was also influenced by movements such as Cubism and Russian Constructivism. Sources in English on Baltic Modernism are scarce, and this is still a topic that awaits further discovery and popularization in the West. KVK, OCLC show only the copy at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        [Jugendstil- With Color Cutouts] Ausmalspiel

      Leipzig: Hegel & Schade, ca. 1920. Oblong quarto. Tinted (red and black/gray) pictorial paper covered boards. The book opens to form three joined card panels consisting of delightful color illustrations of town storefronts for setting up the cut-out sheets provided loosely in the book, three in full color (two large and one small) and three in line for coloring (two large and one small). The small-town interior with shoemaker, baker, butcher and inn is complemented by the cutting-out images with market stalls, fountains, carriage and all sorts of inhabitants. "When everything is ready [...] you get a lovely [90 cm wide] wall-painting, it is called a children's fry for the children's room" (introduction). None of the cut-out sheets has been used or cut down. Slight wear to joings of expanding card base, overall very good. Cut-outs are fine. Most scarce.

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        En avant Dada. Eine Geschichte des Dadaismus.

      P.Stegemann, Hannover u.Leipzig 1920 - Hannover u.Leipzig, P.Stegemann, (1920). 44 S.u. 2 Bll. OBrosch. Etw. fleckig u. gebräunt. (Die Silbergäule 50/51). Erste Ausgabe. W./G. 7; Raabe 132.8; Meyer 32. - Authentische Geschichte d. Dadaismus seitens eines seiner Mitbegründer. "Der Dadaismus gewinnt in "En avant dada" zum Erstenmal sein anekdotisches Profil. So erwähnt Huelsenbeck als erster d. zukünftig am meisten koloportierte Ursprungsgeschichte d. Namens "Dada": "Das Wort Dada wurde von Hugo Ball und mir zufällig in einem deutsch-französischen Diktionär entdeckt, als wir einen Namen f. Madame le Roy, d. Sängerin unseres Cabarets suchten. Dada bedeutet im Französischen Holzpferdchen. Es imponiert durch seine Kürze u. Suggestivität. Dada wurde nach kurzer Zeit das Aushängeschild für alles, was wir im Cabaret Voltaire an Kunst lancierten." (KNLL.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "H.M. WHARTON, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, WRITER, AND PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER"

      1920. Ulmann, Doris. Original platinum photograph, image size 8 x 6 in, [ 20.3 x 15.2] ] tipped to board, with archival window overmat, 16 x 20 inches. SIGNED in pencil on the board below the photograph by Doris Ulmann. The Rev. H.M. Wharton was the compiler and editor of the popular War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861 - 1865, to which he added his reminiscences of serving as a private in Lee's army. This print appears as Plate 20, page 185, in Jacobs THE LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHY OF DORIS ULMANN. Doris Ulmann (1882-1934), although prolific, the majority of her photographs are unique prints, and of these, most are left unsigned. As was her practice, Doris Ulmann only SIGNED those photographs she exhibited or intended to exhibit. She is particularly well known for her portraiture, having published several portfolios in magazines as well as three books of portraits.

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        The Theory of Relativity. The Special & the General Theory, a Popular Exposition. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson, with Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1920 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black, front cover lettered in blind. 8 pages of inserted advertisements. Ink ownership inscription to pastedown. Spine slightly faded, small mark to rear cover, a few gatherings standing proud of the text block, endpapers browned. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece of author by Hermann Struck, diagrams, figures and equations in text. First edition in English, first impression, translated from the third German edition (1918) by Robert W. Lawson. This is the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. The additional chapter (Appendix III) written by Einstein for this edition was added at Lawson's urging, who thought the book would be more accessible if its author could provide a proof of the general theory. Einstein intended the book to be intelligible to the general public, which he tested by reading drafts to his step-daughter Margot, "pausing frequently to ask whether she indeed got it" (Isaacson, p. 232). Isaacson, p. 232. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Loose Photographs]: Native American Market

      Arizona 1920 - A collection of four black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring 5" x 8" two of which are hand colored. Very good photos with slight curling and creasing. The photos show candid scenes of a Native American market in Navajo County, Arizona in the 1920s with people leaning on stalls, talking, and a mother holding her baby. One photo shows the Navajo pueblos of the village Chimapovi in Toreva Polacca. The only captioned photo has the name Clyde H. Saloftoche who was most likely a Hopi chief.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        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.

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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 .

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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]

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        Konvolut von ca. 155 Briefen der Familie Stohlmann. Ganzsachen mit Briefen, teilweise philatelistisch wertvoll. Zahlreiche Briefe der Ober Arzt H. Stohlmann aus der RAD-Abt. 12/271 "Altreichskanzler" = Memprechtshofen. Deutschland von 1914 bis 1953. Eine besondere Retrospektive. Briefe fast nur handschriftlich vereinzelt getippt.

      echt gelaufen, 1920 - 1953., Suttgart, - 20 x 14 cm. X S. ISBN: KEINE. Kartoniert / soft cover. No jacket. Guter Zustand / Good condition. 1. Auflage. Sprache: fr. * Versandfertig innerhalb von 20 Stunden! KA3-Kiste. (His). Jpg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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]

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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]

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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.

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