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        Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, The

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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

      New York: Henry Holt, 1920. First American Edition. A little foxing; very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing, very minor stains, and light chipping. There has been some strengthening with archival tissue inside the spine folds.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        [Cover title]: Modern Searchlights. [Interior title]: Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Equipment

      Croydon: The London Electric Firm. [1920]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". [38]pp. Cord tied printed flexible card wrappers. Light stains on the wrappers, one leaf has pulled loose, else near fine. Trade catalog for nautical, ground, and aviation searchlights. On the rectos of each leaf is a large photograph in color of a searchlight (on a few pages two photographs appear; one photo is uncolored) with a printed description of the searchlight on the facing page. Colorful and engaging. Rare. OCLC locates a single copy at the Henry Ford Museum, that is almost certainly the same or similar to this with 19 pages (we assume they mean leaves) and attributes the date of 1920. Although this copy is undated that seems a reasonable guess. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Antique 6 Sided Wood Block Puzzle.

      NP ca 1920's - 1930's - Original wood boxed set of 30 wood picture blocks depicting 6 various scenes: Riders on horses; A Circus scene with clowns; Children playing in a park; Motorists, motorcyclists and airplanes flying overhead; A farm scene; Dutch people gathered near water and boats sailing. Each richly colored scene is included in the game as lithograph prints (except for the horse riders scene as the print is pasted on the box). Minor age wear on box with rubbing and chipping along edges of print pasted on front board. Clasp partly missing. Very minor rubbing on block designs. Wooden box in overall good+, blocks in very good, prints in near to fine condition.

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        COLLECTION OF PHOTOS AND LETTERS OF PIONEER HOLLYWOOD SET DESIGNER HARRY OLIVER

      - Offered is an exceptional find of a scrapbook album of early Hollywood photos that belonged to Academy Award nominated set designer Harry Oliver, including photos of miniature sets created by Oliver and photos of him working on the sets. Also included in this offering is a folding file containing numerous letters concerning Oliver's career in Hollywood. The album has 49 vintage photos in addition to many clippings from period newspapers. Most of this photo material seems to date in the 1920's. The file of over fifty letters and other pieces of correspondence includes several written by Oliver to his mother about his Hollywood experiences given back to him by his mother obviously. One outstanding letter on MGM letterhead is signed by Cedric Gibbons, husband of Delores del Rio and an important art designer in Hollywood in his own right who is credited with designing the Oscar statuette. Some of the letters are in their original envelopes and most of the letters date from the early 1930's. In one letter to his mother, Oliver tells of Irving Thalberg giving him a pat on the back for a job well done. The photos, mostly large format, include some studio publicity shots for movies Oliver worked on, but there are also many photos showing miniatures he made for various movies. Some of the miniatures are so life-like you would swear you are looking at real life scenes. One of the miniatures is of a train wreck on a bridge over a canyon. Several of the photos concern a movie that starred Jack Pickford (brother of Mary Pickford) titled The Hillbilly. (One of the most unlikely of roles for the cosmopolitan Pickford). Oliver also designed the bizarre looking facade of the Irvin Willat Film Studio in Hollywood, and there is an early original photo of it in the scrapbook. The main house of this studio is preserved in L.A. and now known as the Willat-Spadena Witch House. There is another original photo of this house in the album showing it as a miniature model. It is because of his spooky looking architectural design of the Willat Studio, and also his creation of the well known Los Angeles landmark Van de Kamp Windmill buildings, that Oliver has developed the reputation of being one of the very first "imagineers" in modern design. Many of his movie sets also reflected his vibrant imagination. Another wonderful photo shows Oliver standing behind a group of midget actors. Photo predates the Wizard of Oz by many years but some of the faces look familiar. Several other films besides Hillbilly represented in the photo album. A few photos are personal showing Oliver and his wife and friends at poolside. The letters show that even a Hollywod veteran as well regarded as Oliver was having trouble making money in the Depression years. Some of the letters are rejection slips or letters concerning projects he was interviewing for. A few of the letters have Studio letterheads including one of RKO Pictures signed by its president Sol Lesser. Oliver was a writer as well as artist, and later in life he settled in the desert community of Borrego Springs and wrote the well known Desert Rat Scrap Book. (The file includes a Palm Springs magazine featuring an article by Oliver from his Desert Rat later period of life.) The letters show that even as early as the beginng of the 1930's Oliver was planning on a getaway from Hollywood to the desert. One remarkable letter from Tristram Tupper, a noted Hollywood screen writer who became a general in WWII, indicates that it may have been Tupper who got Oliver interested in the desert. Unfortunately this letter is missing one of its small sheets of paper but most of it is still there. Scarce material. The best Hollywood archive I have come across in years of scouting for Hollywood memorabilia. Condition of the photo album rather rough from wear and tear with some of the photos having come loose. Most of the photos that belong in the album are still there and have helpful notations in dark pen written by Oliver at the edge [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daryl Rule, bookseller]
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        WOMAN OF INDIA.

      Simkin, Marshall Himilton, Kent & Co, Ltd. London. No Date. [1920] - FIRST EDITION. (U. K.). Large 8vo. (9.8 x 7.8 inches). Illustrated with 48 fine full colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard, (except the frontispiece which has lost its guard but the colour plate is still clean and bright). Some light patches of mild foxing to a few pages, mostly to the margins and away from the text, but overall a very good copy in the publishers highly decorative cloth binding. Spine and front board decorated in yellow, red, blue, and white over green cloth. Black lettering. Prize label from the Royal Air Force's R. M. Groves Memorial Essay Prize, dated 1923, on the front free endpaper. A portrait photo of R. M. Groves (1880-1920), in his R. A. F uniform and with his facsimile signature, is mounted onto the front paste down endpaper, as is usual with the prize books given. The cloth is bumped and rubbed to the extremities with a couple of splits to the hinges (both about 1.5 inches long and without any loss) but overall this is a very good copy of this rare first U. K. edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Enchanted Golf Clubs

      Frederick A. Stokes New York 1920 - First Edition. Stuart Hay dustjacket art. Original illustrated boards. Humorous short novel dealing with golf and golfers. Near Fine in attractive Very Good plus dustjacket, minor loss at top sine end, tiny closed tear at top front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Poems

      New York, Alfred A. Knopf,, 1920. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, Cockerill endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy. First US edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Although the poems occur in different order, the contents are the same as those of Ara Vos Prec, except that "Hysteria" is substituted for "Ode" and "Le Spectateur" is titled "Le Directeur." This is the first book of Eliot's poems published in the States.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Clouds and Birds

      1920 - Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. He began his Studies at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1879, under Otto Grundmann, and later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Upon return to America, he would become an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1888 Benson gained favorable attention in his first showing with the Society of American Artist in New York, with a piece that suggested the influence of academic Realism rather than Impressionism. By the early 1890s he began using his family as subjects; Benson later recalled having realized at the time that ¿design¿ was the most important component of painting. Consequently, works of the period provided evidence of a greater interest in patterns, silhouette, and abstract design. Late in his career, Frank Benson returned his boyhood interest in ornithological illustration. Following the 1913 Amory Show, Benson quietly moved to revolutionize the field of American sporting art. His rendering of wildlife, hunting, fishing, and camping infused the field with heightened artistic sensitivity, and reinvigorated a tradition- burdened field. Historical accounts indicate that Benson¿s teenage bird studies were extremely realistic. We can infer that they were similar to works by Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927). Those painters concentrated on painting objects with precision. Each blue jay painted by Fuertes had exactly the same color tones and patterns. This is realism in the sense that twelve jays in a cage look precisely the same. In contrast, Benson¿s artistic training brought him to realize that a viewer¿s experience of a jay¿s appearance varies with the tint of light cast by the sky, whether the jay is front lit or back lit, and the background. Furthermore, Benson realized that we did not perceive the precise feather pattern of a bird at a distance of 20 feet. Benson had learned that our eyes perceive light, not objects, and he introduced that realization into the sporting art field. Other artists such as Roland Clark, A. L. Ripley, and Richard Bishop quickly followed his lead. In 1915 he first exhibited etchings of wild fowl, to popular acclaim. After 1920 Benson turned increasingly to the depiction of landscapes featuring wild life, an outgrowth of his interest in hunting and fishing, from then on producing a steady and profitable output of etchings and watercolors in this vein. At the request of fellow artist and conservationist Jay Norwood ¿Ding¿ Darling, Benson designed the second Federal Duck Stamp on 1935. Etching, 12 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        The Story of Doctor Dolittle

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, 1920. Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Original pale orange cloth, title to spine and front board in blue, pictorial inlay to front board, illustrated endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, 10 full-page illustrations, and 12 illustrations in text, all by the author. Contemporary gift inscription to half-title; small bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Cloth slightly soiled, spine a touch sunned, spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, text block strained in a couple of places, but firm, a couple of short closed tears to front free endpaper and frontispiece, minor chips to fore edge of p. 165. A very good copy. First edition, first printing of the first title in the Dr. Dolittle series.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. 4000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        A Savant's Vendetta

      Arthur Pearson, London 1920 - First English edition (previously published in the U.S. as *The Uttermost Farthing*). Cheap paper browned, small spot on the front board, a very good or better copy. This copy Inscribed by Freeman: "P.M. Stone from R. Austin Freeman with cordial good wishes. 3rd April 1939." One of the author's scarcest titles, presumably so because of the execrable leftover wartime paper used in its manufacture. Very seldom found, and never signed or inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        THUVIA MAID OF MARS

      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-256 [257: ad] [258: blank] [259-263: ads] [264: blank] [265-267: ads] [268: blank], ten inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John,. original olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. Slight spine lean, a bright, nearly fine white paper copy with no. binding wear in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket (with. illustration on front panel by P. J. Monahan) with light wear at. corner tips, rubbing along front flap fold, and dust soiling to spine. and rear panels. A nice copy of an uncommon book with a colorful and. attractive example of the very scarce jacket never touched by a paper. conservationist. (#113333). First edition, first printing. Fourth book of the Mars series. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 307. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 128. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02340. Heins TMM- 1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Correspondence Archive of Bertram D. Hulen, Author, and noted International correspondent of the New York Times

      1920s-1950 1920 - Bertram Hulen, Washington Bureau correspondent at the New York Times, was known as the dean of State Department reporters. He had more than twenty-five years experience covering the State Department and White House. He was the author of a well regarded book, ":Inside The State Department." Hulen was killed along with a dozen other American correspondents on July 12, 1949 in a plan crash near Bombay, India. The party was returning from an inspection of Indonesia at the invitation of the Netherlands government. This archive consists of letters and mementos dating from the 1920s up to the immediate aftermath of his death. Most of the journalistic items are letters from colleagues and friends, many congratulatory, commenting on the publication of his book, others, letters f condolence written to his wire and to the New York Times, after his death. Also incldes are credentials of one type or another, issued for special assignments, invitations and a file of correspondence and records related to Hulen's family genealogy. Specifically, the contents include a telegram of condolence, to Mrs. Hulen, from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, a 26" x 10" panorama of President Coolidge and the White House Press Corp, taken in 1929, a film roll sent by the Netherlands government announcing the disaster and depicting the time the group of correspondents spent in Indonesia. There is also a portrait of Hulen, a letter of condolence from poet Strickland Gillilan, a cocktail recipe sent to Hulen from the USSR Embassy in the aftermath of a reception there. Also a letter from Cordell Hull, another from Joseph Grew, both Secretaries of State, a detailed 1932 letter from Nelson T. Johnson of the China Legation of the United Sates, about conditions in China, specifically about the Japanese belligerence. There are telegrams of shock in the days immediately following Hulen's death, many from noted New York Times reporters of the day, and dozens of letters from politicians, diplomats and journalists. One invitation is to the birthday celebration given for King Alexander I, from the Minister of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Also includes various passes etc. Also includes a group of materials with information on Hulen's lineage from Sons of the American Revolution.

      [Bookseller: Eclectibles, ABAA]
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        Im Zwergenland. Ein BIldebruch mit lustigen Versen von C. Kellermann. Bilder von J. P. Werth.

      Nürnberg, Spear & Soehne, o. J. (ca. 1920). 4°, 32 S., zahlr., tlw. ganzseit farb. Abb., OHLwd. m. farb. Deckelill., Ecken bestossen, berieben u. unsauber, innen (v. a. an den Stegen) etw. stock- und fingerfleckig, Widmung a. Vs. Preis in CHF: 605. EA. (= Bilderbüchersammlung "Was ihr wollt.")

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        A FINE ALBUM OF ORIGINAL PEN, INK AND WATERCOLOUR DESIGNS FOR RINGS

      No date circa 1920 - Quarto album, probably originally designed as a photograph album, 8x10 inches with 90 FINE ORIGINAL COLOURED WATERCOLOUR AND PENCIL DESIGNS FOR RINGS, mostly in the Art Deco style- hence the suggested date. Probably German as some German printing on the verso of some designs. Designs on various shades of card and transparent paper and mounted 6 to a sheet. Some designs containing the designs size notes. Very decorative and of fine quality- unsigned as is usual for jewellery art. The album appears to be complete as such. A rare example of this type of original art work.

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1920 - 1st 1920. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. An Anthology of Recent Poetry with introduction by Harold Monro. 12 beautiful colour plates, 12 in cream and white plus decorations. Beige cloth, pale blue titles with red vignettes to front cover and spine. 128 pages. 10.5 x 8". Spine and corners bumped. Large foxspots to contents (affecting some of the cream and black plates and some of the margins of the colour plates). A lovely bright copy in exceptionally scarce original dustwrapper which is slightly edge worn (a tiny piece of loss to lower edge of rear panel), a little grubby to rear panel and slightly browned to spine. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Ancient Allan

      Published by Cassell & Company Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London First Edition . London 1920. - First edition hard back binding in publisher's original caramac cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine, blind stamping and oblong monochrome relief onlay to the upper panel 'The Little White Seal of the King of the East', lower edge untrimmed. 8vo 7¾'' x 5¼'' 310 printed pages of text with eight monochrome illustrations on glossy paper by Albert Morrow. Light foxing to the fore edge, corners sharp and pointed. Near Fine condition book in near Fine condition period artwork dust wrapper with one 2 mm chip to foot of upper fore edge, white spine and white paper to lower panel without fading or marking, priced 8/6 to spine. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A. LITERATURE 1900-1925 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        HISTOIRE DE LA NATION FRANCAISE, 15 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Société de l'Histoire Nationale, Plon 1920 - RO40158427: 15 tomes d'env. 500 pages chacun. Illustrés de très nombreux dessins et cartes en noir et blanc dans le texte, et de dessins en couleur sur planches hors texte. Tranches rouges. Belles reliures à pièces de titre marrons et titre, tomaison et motifs dorés sur les dos. Bords des plats frottés. Tome I: Géographie Humaine de la France, Jean Brunhes. Tome II: Géographie Politique et Géographie du Travail, Jean Brunhes. Tome III: Histoire Politique des origines à 1515, P. Imbart de La Tour. Tome IV: Histoire Politique de 1515 à 1804, Louis madelin. Tome V: Histoire Politique de 1804 à 1926, G. Hanotaux. Tome VI: Histoire Religieuse, Georges Goyau. Tome VII: Histoire Militaire et Navale, des origines à 1789, Gén. Colin, Col. F. Reboul. Tome VIII: Histoire Militaire et Navale, de 1799 à 1920, Gén. Mangin. Tome IX: Histoire Diplomatique 1515 - 1928, René Pinon. Tome X: Histoire Economique et Financière, Germain Martin. Tome XI: Histoire des Arts, Louis Gillet. Tome XII: Histoire des Lettres,François Picavet, Joseph Rédier, Alfred Jeanroy. Tome XIII: Histoire des Lettres, De Ronsard à nos jours, Fortunat Strowski. Tome XIV: Histoire des Sciences en France, par Henri Andoyer, Charles Fabry, Albert Colson. Tome XV: Histoire des Sciences en France, Maurice Caullery, et Histoire de la Philosophie, René Lote. In-4 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Flappers and Philosophers

      Scribners (scribner) 1920 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with BRIGHT gold lettering on the spine. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels and edges. The pages are excpetionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, one of the nicest copies a collector could hope to find, lacking the rare dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        AFFICHE : LA PANNE REPOS STE ELISABETH

      - Date : 1920 Dimensions : 62x87cm Imp : VROMANT et Cie BRUXELLES Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        Memories of a Life spent between the Bread and the Fishes and the Days when all Cares were forgotten

      [Reading: privately printed, n.d., ca. late 1920s] - Nostalgic privately produced memoir of angling in the Thames Valley a century ago. Chapman was a Reading tobacconist and a keen fisher, and he recounts his experiences fishing on private lakes, ponds, and local rivers, including the Kennet and Thames, as well as misadventures in boats, dense fogs, notable catches of Pike and Thames trout, and an incident of river pollution. The other copy we have seen varies slightly in the pagination and the page format. Reed and his correspondent, A.E. Hobbs, discuss the book's author and identify most of the places alluded to in Chapman's narrative, which includes a portrait of the author holding a 20-pound fish taken from the Thames. An uncommon work, produced in just a few copies, with an illuminating correspondence concerning this curious and interesting book (COARSE FISHING) Square 8vo. With 6 photographic plates. [41] pp. Typewritten text on rectos only. Original green textured cloth, titled stamped in gilt on upper board, speckled edges. Bookplate of O.M. Reed ("Omar") with his ownership signature dated August 1934 and annotations. Reed's draft of an essay and correspondence with A.E. Hobbs loosely inserted. Old cellotape mark along front pastedown where letter was tipped in. Fine. Not in Hampton's Angling Bibliography 1881-1949. Not in BL or OCLC [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Trento-Estate 1920. Congresso-Studenti-Universitari-Trentini.: Siamo a le soglie de l’età futura - tra ciò che passa e ciò che su rinnova.

      1920 - Si vende in cornice. Formato: Acquaforte, titolo in basso e in alto firma a destra, 196x226 mm in lastra (220x250 mm/foglio circa). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Richmond Bridge

      c.1920. Size: 265 x 350 mm. Framed size: 450 x 550 mm. Carbon print photograph on textured paper. Very good condition. Titled and signed on the verso by Charles Job. Charles Job a stockbroker by profession, was a passionate amateur and became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1895, contributing to the annual exhibitions of the Society and the Linked Ring. (The Linked Ring was a brotherhood consisting of a group of photographers based in London which pledged to enhance photography as a fine art). During the First World War he was based at the Censor's Office in Liverpool. After the war he returned to Sussex, and in 1922 moved to 8 Spring Terrace, Richmond. In 1928, two year before his death, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the RPS in recognition of his eminence in pictorial photography.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Broderies Chinoises, Indiennes, Toiles de Gênes & de Jouy

      Paris, Publié par Armand Guérinet, [ca 1920]. - 1 volume in-folio, rebound in modern bordeaux full leather, 32 prints in colour or black and white, a very good copy, 32 planches en couleurs ou en noir et blanc, très bon exemplaire. Collection de 32 planches de Broderies Chinoises anciennes et d'Indiennes et toiles de Jouy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: INDOSIAM RARE BOOKS]
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        Phaedrus Augusti libertus. Aesopische Fabeln. Sechs Holzschnitte.

      o.O., o.J., 1920 - 6 Orig.-Holzschnitte auf Japan (Blattgrösse: 20 x 11,7 cm, Büttenpapier)in Passpartout: 24 x 32 cm. 1 orig.-graphisches Titelbl., Lose Blatt, Tadellos Auflage 50 Ex. Die Schnitte stellen folgende Fabeln dar: Vom quacksalbernden Schuster; Die beiden Last tragenden Maultiere; Der zerplatzte Frosch und der Ochse; Der Leopard.; Die Schlange und der Amboss. Hübsche detailgetreue, naturalistische Holzschnitte. Das kleinere, ebenfalls orig.-graphische Titelblatt und alle Schnitte signiert. Titelbl. auch dat. (1920). Phaedrus , röm Fabeldichter übersetzte zuerst Fabeln des Aesop und schuf später eigenständige Geschichtchen die seine Zeitgenossen belehrten und karikierten. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        COLLECTIF] Boris VIAN, Raymond DEVOS : portrait photographique de groupe

      - [COLLECTIF] VIAN Boris (1920-1959), DEVOS Raymond (1922-2006) et autres¿ Intéressant portrait photographique de groupe, 1954, souvenir de la 100e des Hussards. Photographie en noir et blanc, tirage argentique d¿époque. Au dos : étiquette légendée et tampon de presse « Les reportages B. M. Bernand ». Dimensions : H 24 x L 18,2 cm. « Jacques Fabbri et Jacques Grelio ont joyeusement fêté la 100e des « Hussards » à la Tour d¿Argent. De haut en bas de gauche à droite : Jean Violette, Rosy Varte, [Fernand] Voiturin l¿heureux directeur du théâtre des Noctambules, Colette Cotti, Philippe Piry, Simone Cendry, Jacques Fabbri, Jacques Grello, Jacqueline Rouillard, Raymond Devos, Jacques Charron, Boris Vian, Yves Robert et Michel Bouleau. 26 mars 54 ». Les Hussards de Pierre-Aristide Bréal, dans une mise en scène de Jacques Fabbri, également dans la distribution, fut créée en 1953 au Théâtre de Noctambules.

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        Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet. Being a History of Her Cycle of Oriental Dances

      Shawn, Ted. Ruth St. Denis: Pioneerand Prophet. Being a History of Her Cycle of Oriental Dances. San Francisco: Howell, 1920. Copy 194 of 350 numbered copies signed by both Shawn and St. Denis. Two volumes. Folio (13" x 10"). Volume of text and volume of 64 photo plates, each tipped to heavy paper and captioned. Original batik boards and cloth spines. Name and small stamp on flyleaf, very slight wear, else fine. Pioneer and Prophet is the best work ever done on Ruth St. Denis. The lengthy text, which is by her long-time partner Ted Shawn, provides an excellent history of her dance career and the development of various styles. The photographic plates collect every available image of St. Denis in performance and include those by Genthe and Baron de Meyer. Many of these photos have never been reproduced. This work is beautifully printed by John Henry Nash in the style of William Morris' Kelmscott Press.

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        Sniping in France

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, 1920. With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers. With a Foreword by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, single fillet panel in blind to the front board. Frontispiece and 23 other plates, illustrations to the text. Boards slightly mottled, spine lettering oxidised, free endpapers browned, but nonetheless a very good copy indeed. First edition. An uncommon book, poorly made and more often encountered loose and shaken, this is an excellent copy. Inscribed by the author, to one of the major sponsors of his scheme to create a training programme in sniping and counter-sniping; "To General Sir Charles Monro with the deepest gratitude of the Author, who very clearly realises that without Sir Charles' help the work described herein would never have been done. May 1920, H. Hesketh-Prichard". In Chapter I, "The Genesis of Sniping", Hesketh-Prichard records a conversation that he had with General Monro when he was lobbying for support for his plan to formalise sniper training within the BEF: "the matter was mentioned to Sir Charles Monro, commanding the Third Army … Sir Charles in talking over the matter, made a remark which I have always remembered. 'It is not,' he said 'only that a good shot strengthens his unit, but he adds to its moral - he raises the moral of his comrades - it raises the moral of the whole unit to know it contains several first-class shots" (p.8) Another supporter of his scheme was John Buchan "at that time the Times correspondent on the Western Front … [who] gave the idea great encouragement". Hesketh-Prichard raised and commanded the 1st Army School of Scouting, Observation & Sniping, his work being described in great detail with numerous interesting anecdotes, appealing illustrations by Ernest Blaikley, "Artist's Rifles and lately a Sergeant-Instructor at the school" , together with some excellent photographs. The Appendices include the course curricula, together with training notes on the importance of the maintenance of weaponry, observation, patrolling, specifications of the Lee Enfield 1914 Pattern "Sniper's Rifle". Hesketh-Prichard was traveller, explorer, and noted big game hunter who Falls credits with "very fine work in raising the standard of marksmanship of the British Armies in France after the majority of the good regular marksmen had become casualties. He had many followers, but he was the pioneer, and much of the credit for the defeat of the ingenious and pertinacious German sniper is due to him". Hesketh-Prichard died within two years of publication, the book is very rarely signed or inscribed, and this is a superb association.

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        Die Legende vom weltverkommenen Sonka.

      Leipzig, Wien u. Zürich, E. P. Tal & Co. 1920.. Gr.-8°. 40(4) S. OPappbd. m. lithogr. Einbandzeichnung u. Vorsatzillustr. (von Artur Berger). Rücken erneuert, Einbd. gebräunt u. stellenw. (v.a. Deckelkanten) stärker berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Widm. auf Schmutztit., papierbed. gebräunt.. Raabe/Hannich-B. 282.7; Serke S. 466 und Abb. S. 354. Exemplar der Normalausgabe. Erste Ausgabe der Gedichtsammlung, mit der Hugo Sonnenschein sein Pseudonym 'Sonka' etablierte. - Der expressionistische Lyriker und Schriftsteller Hugo Sonnenschein (1890-1953) war Mitbegründer der tschechischen KP, wurde aber 1927 als Trotzkist wegen seiner kritischen Haltung gegenüber Stalin aus der Partei ausgeschlossen. 1945 aus dem Konzentrationslager Ausschwitz befreit, wurde er 1947 von den Stalinisten aufgrund gefälschter Beweise als angebl. Kollaborateur der Nationalsozialisten zu 20 Jahren Zuchthaus verurteilt, in dem er 1953 starb.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Over the Brazier.

      London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1920 - Original blue cloth backed grey boards, titles and pictorial decoration to upper board in blue and pink. With the dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with a few small marks and taning along the edges, partial browning to endpapers. A good copy in the rubbed, tanned, and marked jacket with a few chips at the spine panel and corners. Second edition with corrections and a new foreword. Originally published in 1916.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original portrait, ink on paper. Signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a line from Victory.

      [Paris: early 1920s] - Excellent condition. Pen and ink portrait (270 × 229 mm). Matted, glazed, and framed. Signed "R. Kastor" by the artist Robert Kastos and inscribed by Conrad, "' and incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble.' from Victory". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Original Art: Weeping Dachshunds

      1920. Original art. Watercolor. Approximately 16" x 15.5". Framed and glazed. Signed lower right: "Tony Sarg 20." Very slightly faded, but still a near fine, interesting and amusing watercolor of a pair of weeping wiener dogs. Sarg, born in Guatemala, and trained in Germany, married an American and moved to England. With the advent of World War One he moved to New York where he did illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. He was probably best known as a children's book illustrator who specialized in quirky animal figures, but he was also responsible for reviving the popularity of the marionette theater in America. For a period in the 1930s, until his death in 1942, he designed the animated Christmas displays in the windows of Macy's, and designed the first hot-air balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. A pleasing little painting. .

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

      Firenze; Vallecchi 1920 - in 16° (18 x 13 cm. ca.); pp. 210 (alcune bianche); br. a due colori; 1^ ed. Comprende 80 trucioli apparsi su periodici tra 1914-19, e 6 inediti (eccellente stato di conservazione, seppur leggermente rifilato)

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        The Guide

      1920 - Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was an American Impressionist artist, and a member of the Ten American Painters. He began his Studies at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1879, under Otto Grundmann, and later studied at the Académie Julian in Paris. Upon return to America, he would become an instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1888 Benson gained favorable attention in his first showing with the Society of American Artist in New York, with a piece that suggested the influence of academic Realism rather than Impressionism. By the early 1890s he began using his family as subjects; Benson later recalled having realized at the time that ¿design¿ was the most important component of painting. Consequently, works of the period provided evidence of a greater interest in patterns, silhouette, and abstract design. Late in his career, Frank Benson returned his boyhood interest in ornithological illustration. Following the 1913 Amory Show, Benson quietly moved to revolutionize the field of American sporting art. His rendering of wildlife, hunting, fishing, and camping infused the field with heightened artistic sensitivity, and reinvigorated a tradition- burdened field. Historical accounts indicate that Benson¿s teenage bird studies were extremely realistic. We can infer that they were similar to works by Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes (American, 1874-1927). Those painters concentrated on painting objects with precision. Each blue jay painted by Fuertes had exactly the same color tones and patterns. This is realism in the sense that twelve jays in a cage look precisely the same. In contrast, Benson¿s artistic training brought him to realize that a viewer¿s experience of a jay¿s appearance varies with the tint of light cast by the sky, whether the jay is front lit or back lit, and the background. Furthermore, Benson realized that we did not perceive the precise feather pattern of a bird at a distance of 20 feet. Benson had learned that our eyes perceive light, not objects, and he introduced that realization into the sporting art field. Other artists such as Roland Clark, A. L. Ripley, and Richard Bishop quickly followed his lead. In 1915 he first exhibited etchings of wild fowl, to popular acclaim. After 1920 Benson turned increasingly to the depiction of landscapes featuring wild life, an outgrowth of his interest in hunting and fishing, from then on producing a steady and profitable output of etchings and watercolors in this vein. At the request of fellow artist and conservationist Jay Norwood ¿Ding¿ Darling, Benson designed the second Federal Duck Stamp on 1935. Etching, 10 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Personal Recollections of Pioneer Life on the Mountains and Plains of the Great West

      Cheyenne: Privately Printed, 1920. 8vo., (8 2/8 x 5 4/8 inches). Portrait of Voorhees. Original yellow cloth, ruled, decorated and lettered in black (front hinge cracked). Provenance: Presentation inscription from the author to his friend John Charles Thompson on the front free endpaper. Of extraordinary interest to the early history of the American West is the appendix, which occupies nearly half the book, and tells the story of how the author's family came into possession of important manuscripts written by Lewis and Clark, several of which are reprinted here, and which include "four red morocco note-books, written up in St. Louis after the return of the expedition, and similar to those of in the collection of the American Philosophical Society; ...There is also one of Clark's pocket field-books, ... amply illustrated by about twenty sketch-maps of the trail over the mountains..." (page 56). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        AFFICHE : TOULON LES SABLETTES-SANARY-BANDOL-ST CYR SYNDICAT D'INITIATIVE- PLM

      - Date : 1920 Dimensions : 78 5x107cm Imp : Azémard Cousins Nîmes Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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        La Arquitectura Naval Española [En Madera] Bosquejo de Sus Condiciones y Rasgos de su Evolución. Signed limited edition

      Madrid: Editada en Madrid por el Autor. G+ : in Good condition plus without dust jacket. Spine soiled. Cloth frayed. Pages 397- 400 lacking, but appear never to have been bound in. Cruising Association library with embossed gilt stamp on front cover and symbol on spine and label on paste-down. Some occasional light foxing otherwise contents VG. 1920. No. 262 de papel de hilo. half vellum, brown cloth cover. 320mm x 230mm (13" x 9"). 427pp, + illustrations. 80 plates including some in colour with overlays. ' Conferencias organizadas por el 'Instituto de Ingenieros Civiles de España' en el Ateneo de Madrid Mayo de 1914.'. .

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        Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems

      Grant Richards, London 1920 - First Edition, first printing of McKay's third publication, his first book of original poetry. Published London: Grant Richard, 1920. Original 8 vo. wrappers, 5 1/8" x 7 7/8", 40 pp., printed on laid paper, bound into tan card wrappers, with printed green publisher's label on cover. Some copies contained a frontis, this one does not. Tiny chip off one corner of label. Covers have minor creasing at the top and bottom edges, otherwise near fine. Pages bright and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        NIGHT AND DAY.

      Duckworth, London 1920 - Woolf, Virginia. NIGHT AND DAY. London: Duckworth, 1920. A near fine or better example of the much more elaborate second impression: one of 1000 copies issued in the Covent Garden Library. 8vo., pp [iv], 538. Two pages of advertisements for The Voyage Out at rear. Dark blue cloth with bright gilt decoration to the spine. By the time the Hogarth Press [February, 1929] received the transfer of the balance of the sheets [about 465 copies] & molds from Duckworth only 566 copies of this second impression had been sold - Kirkpatrick A4. A very nice example [one tiny mended closed tear at the spine crown] - Quite uncommon [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        RELATIVITY. The special and the General Theory.A popular exposition.Translated by Robert W.Lawson. D.Sc.

      Methuen & co.Ltd.London.,1920 - FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.Portrait frontis and five line diagrams within the text.Complete with the 8pp publishers adverts at back of book.Some browning to the half title otherwise a remarkably clean,bright,fine copy in recent full red morocco.Spine with raised bands,compartments ruled,decorated and lettered in gilt.Single gilt ruled border on boards.All edges gilt.---This important translation,apart from being the first English edition,also contains new text written by Einstein specially for this edition-- Appendix III, The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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