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        Wills's Volumetric Analysis for the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Analytical Professions; Fourth Edition

      Wills & Woodnoth, Westminster, London 1920 - Very Rare Book. 96 pages. Green-cloth cover, few rubbing marks, light edge-wear, very good considering age. Pages are straight & unmarked with even age browning. Strong, intact binding. "This edition includes all the official substances mentioned in the British Pharmacopeia, 1914. A large number of papers which have been set at the Qualifying Examination of the Pharmaceutical Society have been included and thoroughly explained." 234 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paperworx]
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        Von deutscher Seele.Musik Hans Pfitzner

      Vienna - A series of poems by Joseff von Eichendorff written in white ink on grey hand made paper and bound in a custom binding. The work is entitled The German Soul and features a selection of romantic songs and poems which had been set to the music of Hans Pfitzner. Pfitzner composed his cantata based on Eichendorff's poems in 1920 and it was first performed in 1921. Pfizner wrote the work as Germany was losing Alsace-Lorraine to France. Although the book is neither dated nor signed it comes from the library of Hertha Rosenbaum who was previously married to the calligrapher Rudolf von Larisch under the name Hertha Larisch-Ramsauer although she continued to exhibit her work under the name Hertha Sladky (ate least according to the catalogue of the Internationale Ausstellung Moderne Kunstlerischer Schrift held in honour of von Larisch's 70th birthday in May 1926, he, Hertha Sladky and Hertha Ramsauer all lived at the same address). Rudolf von Larisch (1856-1934) was a founder member of the Austrian Werkbund in 1912 and the Wiener Werkstatte, teaching calligraphy to Hertha (1897-1972) when she was his student. She also taught book-binding and calligraphy in her own right. The text is written in a fine (although difficult), modern, cursive hand on 16 sides, each leaf followed by a white blank leaf, all bound in a concertina format gathered at the spine with white silk cords and with hand-made paper covers. Poems include Der alte Garten, Nachtgruss, Die Norne und der Ritter. The handwriting most closely resembles that developed by von Larisch although it may also be by Sladky/Ramsauer.Hertha Ramsauer produced another illuminated edition of Eichendorff's poems for the 1926 exhibition (no. 35). Please ask for more images if required. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le pan-pan au cul du nu nègre.

      Alde 1920 - - Alde, Bruxelles 1920, 14x21cm, agrafé. - Edition originale, un des 375 ex numérotés sur simili-Japon, seul tirage avec 5 Lafuma et 134 bouffant. Ouvrage illustré de 2 dessins de l'auteur. Plats légèrement et marginalement passés sans gravité, sinon agréable exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory.

      Henry Holt and Company, New York 1920 - Einstein, Albert. RELATIVITY. The Special and General Theory. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. New York, Henry Holt and Company 1920. First American Edition. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. Gilt stamped front cover & somewhat rubbed as usual spine lettering. A very good copy or better in the original rare dustwrapper [minimal restoration at the extremities]. A very handsome example of this important book. Custom gilt-lettered, deep blue fine cloth clamshell case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        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, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine titles dulled as often, partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with two small chips from the tanned spine panel and some loss of text to the front panel where a sticker was removed. Portrait frontispiece and diagrams throughout. First English language edition, first impression, of Einstein's popular treatment of relativity, with an appendix on "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity" written especially for this edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works. [Including Almayer's Folly; An Outcast of the Islands; The Nigger of the Narcissus; Heart of Darkness; Lord Jim; The Inheritors; Nostromo; The Secret Agent; Under Western Eyes; Chance; Victory.]

      New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920 - 24 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, spines gilt in compartments, burgundy and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, single line rules to boards and top edges gilt. Short closed tear to limitation leaf, frontispiece, and title page of volume I not affecting page contents. An excellent set. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume. The Sun-Dial Edition, one of a limited edition of 750 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. A beautifully bound set. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Logisch-kombinatorische Untersuchungen über die Erfüllbarkeit oder Beweisbarkeit mathematischer Sätze nebst einem Theoreme über dichte Mengen. Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. I. Mat.-naturv. klasse, 1920. no. 4. Utgit for Fridtjof Nansens Fond.

      Kristiania: in Kommission bei Jacob Dybwad, 1920 (Ink stamp: Printed in Norway). - 36 pp. Original wrappers. Wrappers remargined. Signature of former owner on front wrapper. First Edition. Löwenheim-Skolem Theorem. "Many logicians would agree that Skolem and Gödel are the two greatest logicians of the [20th] century. (Wang, "Skolem and Gödel", Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic, Vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 119-132). "The first result presented in the paper is that every well-formed formula of the first-order predicate calculus has what is now known as a Skolem normal form for satisfiability. . . . Skolem normal forms have since become one of the logician's standard tools. These forms were used, in particular, by Gödel in his proof of the completeness of quantification theory (1930). . . . After having introduced the normal form of a formula, Skolem offers (Theorem 2) a new proof of Löwenheim’s theorem. . . . He is able to fill a serious gap left open by Löwenheim in his proof. Skolem notes the use of the axiom of choice in his proof. . . . (Van Heijenoort, From Frege to Gödel, p. 252; English translation (of §1)--Logico-Combinatorial Investigations in the Satisfiability or Provability of Mathematical Propositions: A Simplified Proof of a Theorem by L. Löwenheim and Generalizations of the Theorem--in Van Heijenoort, pp. 254-63). "It seems clear that Godel read at least the statements of theorems and definitions in Löwenheim's paper, and in Skolem's 1920 paper as well. In the published version of his thesis (1930), Gödel cites Skolem (1920) explicitly: 'An analogous procedure was used by Skolem (1920) in proving Löwenheim's theorem' (Gödel 1930, pp. 108-109). . . . Skolem studied at Göttingen in the winter of 1915-1916. We do not know whether he first learned of Löwenheim's paper at Göttingen, or whether he simply read it in the Mathematische Annalen. Skolem's first paper re-proving Löwenheim's theorem (1920) introduced the notion of first-order equations and dropped the relative sum and product notation that Löwenheim had adopted from Schröder, and which originated with Peirce. Skolem's 1920 proof was thus a simplified version of Löwenheim's original proof using algebraic notations and the axiom of choice. Skolem did not claim that Löwenheim's original proof was wrong or incomplete; he only said he was giving a simpler and clearer proof. . . . Stated in the language of the calculus of relatives, Löwenheim's celebrated theorem about first-order logic simply fell out of what was for him an obvious technical generalization of something that was more interesting in the calculus of relatives, that is, a technique that enables him to say what the cardinalities of universes can be from the analysis of the form of an equation. It was left to Skolem to extract the essence of Löwenheim's theorem and state it in the language of first-order logic. . . . [A]lthough Löwenheim's paper was published in 1915 in the premier mathematical journal in the world, it was not until Skolem's paper of 1920 that Löwenheim's theorem received any attention. . . . Skolem's 1920 paper . . . begins with a theorem known today as the Skolem normal form. . . . Skolem's 1920 proof of Löwenheim's theorem uses the axiom of choice. It is quite simple. It is also not Löwenheim's proof, although the ideas are present in Löwenheim in a less clear form and in a longer proof. . ." (Brady, From Peirce to Skolem: A Neglected Chapter in the History of Logic pp. 3-4, 170-71, 197-98). OCLC locates only 4 copies in US libraries: Chicago, Iowa, Stanford, Washington. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Land 1910-1921. 70 Vintage Photogravures by S. Narinsky

      NP 1920 (1980) - 1/220. 70 vintage photogravures printed circa 1920 & two text leaves (all loose as published) resting in black leatherette clamshell box with silver lettering stamped on cover and spine. Inside front and rear cover of box lined with decorative paper. Originally published as a series of 118 photogravures postcards in 1921 by Jamal Bros. Of these, 70 vintage photogravures depicting many historical & holy sites of Palestine such as landscapes, city views, monuments, landmarks, pastoral scenes, ethnicities, trades, as well as portraits from original photographs by Russian artist, Shlomo Narinsky (1885-1960) comprise this edition. Hand-numbered photogravures with printed captions mounted on heavy card stock, each protected by tissue-guard. Small stamp "Sheet-fed gravure 1921, Hand lettered 1980" on lower margin of plates index. Fine condition. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this item. "These pictures are original photogravures, made on the basis of photographs by S. Narinsky between 1910 and 1920, and marketed by Jamal Bros. of Israel from 1921 onward. Narinsky was a somewhat mysterious figure, whose story has only recently come to light. He was born in 1885 in a small town in Russia, where he later belonged to a group of young socialist Zionists. At the beginning of this century he emigrated to Palestine. Among his early friends in the 'workers commune' in Jerusalem were Yizchak Ben Zvi (later the second President of Israel), David Ben Gurion and other leaders of the socialist movement in Palestine. Narinsky soon dropped out of active politics and soon devoted himself to photography and painting. In 1904 he spent a short time in Paris, where Cézanne became his idol. It may well be that he also became acquainted with the work of Demachy, Stieglitz and Evans during this visit; at any rate, their influence is visible in Narinsky's portraits and city-scapes. In 1916, together with many other Jews carrying Russian passports, he and his wife Sonia were deported by the Turks to Egypt. There it was his wife who supported them both by photography. As she was the only woman photographer in Cairo at the time, she was able to take photographs of women which could not be taken by men: women without veils in their homes and in the harems. The couple went back to Palestine after the war, and Narinsky continued his photographic activities. In 1920 he sold a selection of photographs to Jamal Brothers, and left again for Paris. There he changed his name to Neroni ('candle of poverty') and, in a small circle of friends, became known as 'Neroni, the Oriental Painter'. In strong, vivid rainbow colours he painted symbolic forms of flowers and gardens. 'Each of my paintings is a prayer', he told a visitor to his studio in the Rue de la Paix in 1937. In 1940 he was imprisoned and sent to a concentration camp, first at Drancy and later at St. Denis. His ways found ways to inform their friend Ben Zvi about her husband's fate, and in the spring of 1944, she and her husband were taken, via Germany and Austria, to Constantinople by the Gestapo. There they were exchanged by the British for a German spy from Palestine. Thereafter, the couple lived in Haifa. An unsuccessful painter, Neroni became the instructor of photography at a vocational school for girls, where he was adored by his students. He died in Haifa in 1960. (Dr. Tim N. Gidal) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Imatges De La Verge I Dels Sants a Catalunya. Monografies I Notes Històriques - Tradicions I Llegendes - Goigs I Estampes - Folklore - Recull Poètic.

      Montaner y Simón = Sallent, Barcelona = Sabadell 1920 - 312 y 312pp. en muy buen papel de hilo. Cuantiosamente ilustrado con grabados, dibujos y fotografías entre texto y con muy bellas láminas, aguafuertes originales de los mejores grabadores de la época. Muy cuidada impresión a varias tintas. Edición de 500 ejemplares. Muy correcto ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. Lomeras con tejuelo y fileteado al oro. Size: 2 Vols. a Gran Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zorn's Engraved Work A Descriptive Catalogue Translated by Edward Adams-Ray

      A.-B. H. Bukowski's Konsthandel, Stockholm 1920 - (27) 452 (10) pages. 31 x 25 cm. Published 1920-1921. Limited edition, copy 152 of 325. 288 plates with descriptive text covering years 1882-1919. Updates Loys Delteil' work, and includes a number of states undescribed by Delteil. Ernest M. Lang, a critic called Zorn "first and last a realist, like Zuloaga and Sorolla. He was never a dreamer and never became sentimental." FREITAG 10505. Orig. wrappers bound-in, repair to Vol.1 wrapper. Navy cloth, red morocco spine labels printed in gilt. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Menons Klage um Diotima.

      - Zürich, Johannes-Presse 1920. 31,6 : 25,7 cm. 16 unn. S. Orig.-Halbpergament mit Buntpapierbezug, schwarzem Deckelschild mit Titel in Gold. II. Druck der Johannes-Presse. - In einmaliger Auflage von 30 nummerierten Exemplaren auf der Handpresse auf Zanders-Bütten gedruckt. Satz und Druck von Hans Vollenweider in Ehmcke-Fraktur. - Mit 9 kleinen Initialen in Original-Aquarell und Gold. Titel und eine Titelzeile in Gold gedruckt. - Rodenberg S. 420. - Geringe Gebrauchsspuren an den Kanten, sonst schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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      0 - Lang: Español 0 0 pages. Publicado Por Eyre Spottiswoode Ltd, En Londres, Ca 1920. The Savoy Edition Of The Poetical Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, With His Dramatic Writtings. Edited By William M. Rosetti. Edicion Especial Para El Hotel Savoy. Plena Piel Editorial, Con Estampaciones Policromas Y Oro. Con Grabado De Coleridge En El Fontis. 392 Pp, Cantos Al Pan De Oro. En Formato8º. Buen Estado, Gastado La Cabeza Y El Pie Del Lomo. 600G Oferta Especial: La Librería Hierofante ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 20% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 20%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 1200 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co.,. 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-428, nine inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John,. original olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown.. Lower front corner bruised, else a fine copy in very good, bright. four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing painting by J. Allen. St. John on front panel) with some shelf wear and fraying at. extremities, some light dust soiling to spine and rear panels, and. small chips from head and tail of spine panel, lower front corner,. and top edge of rear panel. A fairly attractive example of the dust. jacket. (#10498). First edition, first printing. Total of 77,000 copies printed. There were multiple printings, at least two, the last dated 1921. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 322. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 127. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02335. Heins TU-1.

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        Firmamento. Con una spiegazione di F(ilippo) T(ommaso) Marinetti sulle parole in libertà.,

      Milano, Edizioni Futuriste di `Poesia`, 1920 - 105 (7) S. Claudia Solaris, Bibliografia del Futurismo 1909 - 1944, Roma 1988, S. 55. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Tarzan The Untamed

      A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Illinois 1920 - Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. Boards are original olive-green cloth with front and spine panels stamped in dark brown. Light wear to edges of boards with a small dent in top edge of front cover. Starting to separate at front and rear endpapers, which has been well-repaired with archival tape. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (no names, bookplates or writing), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except as indicated). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes a beautiful frontispiece and eight additional black and white illustrations by J. Allen St. John. : B&W Illustrations [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keener Books (Member IOBA)]
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        The Coming of Bill

      Herbert Jenkins 1920 - London red cloth .The book is fine no defect the wrapper has had minor restoration to spine ends,otherwise is probably very close to how it was when first published, with synopsis of malcolm sage on front flap and 3 bindles titles on rear flap. These rare wrappers never appear on book sites and the only other copy I have seen is another copy I had listed last year .I do not know for sure how many other copies have survived but know of 4 , including the copy in macilvaine. None of the major wodehouse collections that have been auctioned in the last 10 years including James Heinemann and Michael Carter had a copy with wapper. The copy in macilvaine is badly soiled with tears and some chipping so this copy may be as good as it gets [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Fairy Walk

      [n.p.]: , 1920. - A Wonderfully Ethereal Watercolor from the Master of Children's Fantasy IllustratorsTIMLIN, William M. "The Fairy Walk." Original pen, ink and watercolor drawing, titled on lower left hand corner, signed on lower right hand corner and marked with Timlin's owl device. Image size: 20 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches: 525 x 320mm.Matted, framed and glazed.William M. Timlin ranks alongside Dulac, Rackam, and Pogany as one of the greatest children's fantasy illustrators, despite his having published only one book in his lifetime (The Ship that Sailed to Mars, 1923). He died before his second great work, The Building of a Fairy City could be completed. The Fairy Walk depicts an elegant young lady in conversation with an ethereal figure sitting on a fence and holding onto a branch of a tree, observed by four ravens and a trio of mischievous looking goblins. It is quite possible that this drawing is a finished watercolor for The Building of a Fairy City. It is beautifully executed and very large, drawn with finesse and detail, indicative of an important work. Even though this drawing is dated 1920, three years before The Ship that Sailed to Mars was published, Timlin had been working on drawings for The Building of a Fairy City for many years previous to the publication of his first book.William Mitcheson Timlin (11 April 1892 - 1943) was an architect and illustrator. He was born in Ashington, Northumberland, the son of a colliery foreman. He showed talent for drawing at Morpeth Grammar School, and received a scholarship to the Armstrong College of Art in Newcastle. In 1912, he joined his parents in South Africa where he completed his training in art and architecture and remained for the rest of his life.Timlin designed a number of important buildings in Kimberley including Kimberly Boys' High School while pursuing his interest in art, turning out a large number of watercolour fantasies in addition to oils, pastels, etchings and periodical illustrations. His work was regularly exhibited. He also wrote stories and composed music.Timlin worked on The Ship that Sailed to Mars for two years. It was started as a diversion for his son in 1921. The work expanded until in its final form it had 48 pages of text and 48 color plates showing remarkable flights of fantasy. Timlin sent the book to publishers George Harrap, who were delighted with the illustrations and the calligraphic text, deciding to print it without typesetting. The book has since become a fantasy classic. The film rights to the book were purchased in the United States, where Timlin enjoyed great popularity. Alan Horne in The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators describes the book as a masterpiece and "the most original and beautiful children's book of the 1920s."Timlin illustrated many South African travel books and prepared illustrations for a book titled The Building of a Fairy City which was never published. He died in Kimberley, Northern Cape in 1943.

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        Album of Old Shanghai in 1920s and 1930s, over 200 original photos of the Battle of Shanghai, Streets and People

      Shanghai, 1920 - Italian soldier's full leather album, 3.6kg, 35*26.5*6cm, contains 180 pages, of which 42 pages have 216 original photos, with 4 to 6 photos tipped in on each page (the other pages left blank). Photos come in 3 sizes: 14cm*8.5cm, 11cm*6.5cm, 10.5*8cm. Most were taken in Shanghai, with captions documenting the scenes. Apart from these photos, there are also over 200 original photographs showing the photographer's family life in Italy and Shanghai. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Consulting Surgeon in the Near East.

      Christophers, ., London: 1920 - The story of a British surgeon called for foreign service in June of 1915 in the Dardanelles, who served as a consulting surgeon to the Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces. Topics include his call & departure, duties & problems, Mudros and Gallipoli, the Crisis of the Campaign, Egypt, Cairo in War Time, The Welfare of the Fighting Man, Alexandria, Colonel Sandwith and Other Workers, Dental and Surgical, From Khartoum to Gaza, the Palestine Front, and the Triumph of the Eighth Crusade. Captain R.B. Campion has annotated the book and it contains many personal photographs and letters pertaining to his own service in the war. Examples include: a letter on War Office letterhead to Campion from Major General H. Quinlan, dated 1962, inquiring about dental officers in the war; a chart at the front titled "Return of Work, July 1916/ April 1919, listing dental work performed and signed by Campion and stamped "The Dental Annexe, Alexandria" and a second Army form at the rear, An Account of Lodging for the month of Feb 1919 for Capt. R. B. Campion, serving with the Dental Annexe, Cairo; a b&w photo at the title page titled "Capt R B Campion's Jaw Ward, Alex, Egypt, 1916; a two page letter to Campion from Douglas Wain, dated 1967 pertaining to dental school and the names of men he served with; and numerous other photos laid down throughout the book, with handwritten commentary. 8vo, frontis portrait, xiii, 279pp, b&w ills throughout. Red cloth covers, with handwritten note at front in black ink: "NB Captain R. Campion Founder of the 1st Jaw + Dental Hospital in the British Army, see Chapter XIII", spine sunned, o/w good. Binding is Hardcover. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        DAS JUNGE DEUTSCHLAND. Phantasien über die Aufführungen des Jahres 1918/19. Mit 9 Original-Lithographien von Willy Jaeckel, Bruno Krauskopf, Ernst Stern u. Erich Thum.

      - (Berlin) 1920. Folio (41,6 : 29,5 cm). 7 Bl. Text u. 9 Tafeln. Orig.-Umschlag (an den überstehenden Kanten mit kleinen Einrissen etwas weich). Zweiter Privatdruck für die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft "Das junge Deutschland". Enthält Orig.-Lithographien von W.Jaeckel zu Fritz von Unruh "Ein Geschlecht" (2); von Br.Krauskopf zu Else Lasker-Schüler "Die Wupper" (3); von E.Stern zu Oscar Kokoschka "Der brennende Dornbusch" (1) u. "Hiob" (1); von E.Thum zu Rolf Lauckner "Der Sturz des Apostels Paulus" (2). - Söhn, HDO 126-1 bis 126-9. - Expressionismus-Katalog Marbach 1960, S. 294. - Nicht bei Lang; Perkins; Reed, Rifkind Collection. - Wenige Bl. mit kleinen Knickspuren in der unteren Ecke. - Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Fabeln +++ Mit 10 handcolorierten Original-Holzschnitten von Richard Seewald +++,

      Berlin, Gurlitt, 1920 - EA, Original Halb-Leinen Einband mit colorierter Deckelillustration. Eins von 125 numerierten Exemplaren (Nr.59) auf antik-getönten Bütten von Otto von Solmen in Berlin gedruckt. Die Original-Holzschnitte sind handcoloriert. Richard Seewald signierte das erste Blatt. Einband etwas fleckig und nachgedunkelt, innen tadelos. 3. Folge der "neuen Bilderbücher". Gerne werden auf Wunsch Photos versandt. k6x Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Nächtlicher Circus. Holzschnitte von Iosef Eberz

      . Goltzverlag, München, 1920. 6 lose Tafeln, in Original-Mappe, kart., quart, (Mappen-Innengelenk oben und unten nachträglich verstärkt/1 Tafel mit Eckknickspur). - In der Universitäts-Buchdruckerei von Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn in München in einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren vom Stock gedruckt und vom Künstler mit der Hand signiert / Ausgabe B: Nummer 31 bis 200 nur die Mappe signiert / Diese Mappe hat die Nummer 50 / gutes Exemplar -

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        Les champs magnétiques

      Paris, Au Sans Pareil, 1920 - In-8°, 124 p. Edition originale numérotée 1/150 exemplaires sur vergé d'Arches (troisième papier après 5 Chine et 25 Hollande). Avec en frontispice, les portraits de Breton et Soupault par Francis Picabia. [Fouché 12]Exemplaire en parfaite condition, dans une élégante reliure de Leroux. Reliure bradel plein veau rouge orangé portant sur les deux plats une découpe circulaire de peau froissée, dos lisse avec titre en long anthracite, couverture conservée, sous étui bordé [reliure signée Georges Leroux]. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        The Pageant of Peking: Comprising Sixty-Six Vandyck Photogravures of Peking and Environs from Photographs by Donald Mennie; With an Introduction by Putnam Weale. LIMITED FIRST edition

      Shanghai: A.S. Watson & Co, 1920 - First edition, first printing. Folio, 39*30cm, wt:3.1kg, 40pp+66 tipped-in photogravures. Limited to 1,000 copies, this being No. 868. Some general wear and fading to the silk covering, otherwise a very good copy with bright and crisp pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Graf, Gottfried (Text). Katalog zur zweiten Ausstellung 1920. Im Rahmen der II. Herbstschau Neuer Kunst 1920 im Kunstgebäude Stuttgart.

      Stuttgart, Druck: Stähle & Friedrich, 1920,. 20,7 x 14,3 cm, (24) Seiten, 16 schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, Original-Klammerheftung mit den Umschlag-Holzschnitten (Vorder- und Hinterdeckel) von Gottfried Graf. Nahezu perfektes Exemplar. Die Gruppe um Schlemmer, Baumeister, Graf, Kinzinger, Mueller, Spiegel und Herre gründete sich 1919 als Ortsgruppe der Berliner Novembergruppe und bestand bis 1924.. HDO 445. - Lang Konstruktivismus und Buchkunst, Nr. 108 (mit Abbildung). - WVZ Hüll Nr. H40. - Baumeister, Schlemmer und die Üecht-Gruppe. Stuttgarter Avantgarde 1919. Ausstellungskatalog, Stuttgart, 1989/90, darin: siehe Seite 68ff. "Zur Zweiten Herbstschau Neuer Kunst 1920", mit den Abbildungen des Kataloges.

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        Where Angels Fear to Tread.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookplate. Ownership inkstamp to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, titles to spine dulled, boards very lightly rubbed, contents toned. A very good copy in the tanned, creased, and nicked jacket with repairs to the verso. First US edition, first printing of the author's first book, which appeared 15 years after the first British edition in a print run of only 2,630 copies. Rarely seen in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Cricket - Complete Bradman Set "flicker" Nos. 1, 2 & 3

      Flicker Productions - In the late 1920's Norman Loudon, who later went on to found Shepperton Film Studios, was experimenting with high speed photography, producing flicker books which he thought could prove an invaluable aid to sportsmen looking to improve their technique by observing the top players in each field in great detail at each stage of their actions. 1st editions. 2x3", 100pp. This set comprises numbers 1, 2 & 3 of the 'Flicker: Teach the Game - First series' each depicting Don Bradman demonstrating two shots, one running each way through the book. No. 1 "On Drive & Off Drive", No. 2 " Square Cut & Late Cut" and No. 3 "Leg Glance & Pull" All internally very good, clean and bright. In the original pink card covers, No. 2 the brightest with small ink initials above title, 1 and 3 slightly faded with minor spotting to all. Overall a very good , barely 'flicked' set of this scarce collection. [Padwick, 693, 7360]

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

      Boni and Liveright / Mitchell Kennerley / Little, Brown and Company. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by author. No jackets. The Dark Mother: Hinges shaken, light edge wear; The Other Man's Wife: Front hinge a bit shaken, bookstore stamp on front endpaper; If Winter Comes: Front cover corner stained. Three novels formerly owned by the American silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The Dark Mother is a presentation copy inscribed & signed by Waldo Frank. All three books bear Chaplin's personal bookplate that reads 'Charles Chaplin, His Book' with an image of a man leading a dog on a leash, with a large city in the background. Included with the books is a type-written, signed letter from the previous owner explaining that her mother, Aida, who was good friends with Chaplin's first wife Lita Grey, was allowed to borrow these in the twenties when the couple was still married. Aida later acted as a witness at the divorce proceedings, and due to Lita's relocation to Chicago was never able to successfully return them. I stand behind the authenticity of these with a full money-back guarantee (no time limit). Images and additional information available upon request. THE DARK MOTHER: Boni and Liveright, New York, 1920. First edition. v, 376 pp. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4. Inscribed 'To Charlie Chaplin / With all sorts of things / that needn't be said / Waldo Frank / New York 1921'. THE OTHER MAN'S WIFE: Mitchell Kennerley, New York, 1908. 392 pp. Four-page terminal publisher ad. 7 1/2 x 5 3/8. IF WINTER COMES: Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1921. Reprint. 415 pp. One-page terminal publisher ad. 7 5/8 x 5 1/4.

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        Set of 16 first editions comprising:] Children of the Ghetto; The King of the Schnorers; The Bachelor's Club; Children of the Ghetto; The Old Maid's Club; Ghetto Tragedies; The Master; Without Prejudice; Dreamers of the Ghetto; They That Walk in Darkness; The Mantle of Elijah; The Grey Wig; Ghetto Comedies; Italian Fantasies; The War for the World; Jinny the Carrier; The Voice of Jerusalem.

      London: William Heinemann; T. Fisher Unwin; Henry & Co.; McClure & Co., 1891–1920 - 16 works in 18 volumes, octavo (various sizes). Early 20th-century red half calf, spines gilt in compartments, red cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to each volume. Spines a little faded, some very light rubbing to extremities. An excellent set. First editions. A superb set of Zangwill's novels including the first Anglo-Jewish best-seller, Children of the Ghetto, and the popular satire The King of the Schnorers, about Jewish beggars in late 18th-century London. Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) was the child of Eastern European immigrants to England and spent his literary career exploring issues of identity, assimilation, and cultural tolerance, not only for Jews but for minorities of all types. As well as a popular novelist he was a prolific critic, translator, and playwright, and an outspoken supporter of feminism and Jewish nationalism. First editions of Zangwill's novels are uncommon, and handsome library sets such as this one are rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      - Date : 1920 Dimensions : 62x99cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

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      John Lane, New York / Ryerson 1920 - First Canadian edition( using the JOHN LANE , NEW YORK SHEETS) ;PRECEDES THE UK FIRST! This first book by Agatha Christie and first appearance of Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920 by John Lane, New York and subsequently in the U.K. by John Lane, The Bodley Head in 1921.VERY GOOD without the rare jacket.THE CANADIAN FIRST EDITION obviously PRECEDES THE BRITISH FIRST EDITION and USED THE FIRST U.S. EDITION PLATES with a separately printed title page.The title page is integral and not tipped in. Ryerson Press probably printed very few copies of this book to secure Canadian copyright. The number of copies probably was fewer than 300 based on other printings by Ryerson, at that time, of established authors (e.g. Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather, 1935).The spine bears the title The Mysterious Affair At Styles ; Christie and The Ryerson Press at the foot. At the base of the title page , underneath the title " The Mysterious Affair at Styles,( then a decorative printed device), A Detective Story by Agatha Christie " is printed : Toronto: The Ryerson Press - New York:John Lane Company-London: John Lane , The Bodley Head; MCMXX. The book has beige cloth covered boards, lettered and decorated in dark green. Decorations are different than the British edition. Cloth is rubbed and worn at extremities, slightly tanned at spine. ; front hinge starting; previous owners ink name and address ( Manitoba) to front paste down.Very good overall. Digital photos on request. A very RARE item. For the serious Christie completist! FREE INSURED SHIPPING by COURIER !Please contact the dealer if you have questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketch, fully coloured, for "The Tale of King Yunan and Duban the Doctor" from the Tale of the Fisherman and the Genie.

      1920 1920 - Shows the dying King from behind and the doctor. 21,7 x 23,5 cm. No date.Inscribed in pencil on the back by K. Nielsen asking the Town Council to give a poor illustrator some extra kerosine. Signed Kay N. * Duban cures the King of Loprosy, but the ungrateful King has him beheaded. Before he dies he tells the King to place his head over a special book and he will then be able to answer all the King's questions. This the King does, but when he licks his fingers to turn the pages, which have been poisoned, he dies. (The Unknown Paintings of Kay Nielsen, edited by David Larkin, no. 19-20). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Essays before a Sonata

      NY: Knickerbocker, 1920. 1st, maroon cloth, a vg+ copy with a bookplate on the front pastedown, dust-darkened top and gilt on spine dulled a little. 124 pp. This nice first is enhanced by a beautiful clamshell box, covered in maroon cloth, created by Mina Yamashita.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Histoire de la Nation Française.

      Plon, Paris 1920 - Histoire de la Nation française, [Sous la direction de Gabriel Hanotaux ( complet en 15 tomes )]. PARIS, Société de l'Histoire Nationale, Librairie Plon, 1920-1929, 15 volumes grand et fort in-4 ( 330 X 260 mm ), demi-toile bleue, dos lisses jansénistes, pieces de titre, plats de papier marbré bleu, couvertures conservées 9584 pages: ( 6 ), LXXIX, 494 et ( 2 ) - ( 8 ), 652 et ( 4 ) - ( 8 ) et 589 - ( 6 ), 590 et ( 2 ) - ( 6 ) et 679 - ( 6 ) et 639 - ( 6 ) et 591 - ( 6 ), 646 et ( 2 ) -( 6 ), 646 et ( 2 ) - ( 6 ) et 655 - ( 6 ), 648 et ( 4 ) - ( 6 ), 589 et ( 3 ) - ( 6 ), 614 et ( 2 ) - ( 6 ) et 619 - ( 6 ), 619 et ( 5 ) 192 feuillets hors-texte reproduction couleurs ou photographies N&B hors pagination ( 12 à chaque tome sauf pour 4 tomes: tome 1 = 13 dont 1 illustré en noir à double page - tome 6 = 15 - tome 8 = 14 - tome 11 = 18 ) bandeaux, initiales et culs-de-lampes illustrés, cartes et illustrations in-texte en noir. Tome I ( 1920 ): Introduction générale ( G. Hanotaux ). Géographie humaine de la France I ( J. Brunhes, avec la collaboration de P. Girardin ). Illustrations d'Auguste LEPéRE. ( 49e édition ) *****___***** Tome II ( 1926 ): Géographie humaine de la France II ( J. Brunhes et P. Deffontaines, avec la collaboration de P. Girardin ). Illustrations en couleurs de Mathurin MÉHEUT et F. HOFFBAUER. Illustrations en noir de Auguste LEPéRE, Georges WIBO, M. MÉHEUT, etc. ( 21e mille ) *****___***** Tome III ( 1920 ): Histoire politique I - Des origines à 1515 ( I. de La Tour ). Illustrations de J. PATISSOU. ( 21e mille ) *****___***** Tome IV ( 1924 ): Histoire politique II - De 1515 à 1804 ( L. Madelin ). Frontispice de Maurice LOBRE. Illustrations en noir et en couleurs de G.-L. JAULMES. *****___***** Tome V ( 1929 ): Histoire politique II - De 1804 à 1926 ( G. Hanotaux ) - Illustrations en couleurs de Madame Camille HANOTAUX, Georges JEANNIOT et Simon BUSSY. Illustrations en noir de Madame Camille HANOTAUX, Georges JEANNIOT, Gabriel HANOTAUX Fils et David BURNAND. *****___***** Tome VI ( 1922 ): Histoire religieuse ( G. Goyau ). Illustrations en noir de Maurice DENIS. *****___***** Tome VII ( 1925 ): Histoire militaire et navale I - Des origines aux Croisades ( J. Colin ). Des Croisades à la Révolution ( F. Reboul ). Illustrations en couleurs de Madame Camille HANOTAUX et M. LAURAS. Illustrations en noir de Gabriel HANOTAUX Fils. *****___***** Tome VIII ( 1927 ): Histoire militaire et navale II - De la Constitution au Directoire ( Mangin ). Du Directoire à la Guerre de 1914 ( Franchet d'Esperey ). La Guerre de 1914-1918 ( G. Hanotaux ). Illustrations en couleurs de Madame Camille HANOTAUX. Illustrations en noir de Gabriel HANOTAUX Fils. *****___***** Tome IX ( 1929 ): Histoire diplomatique 1915-1928 ( R. Pinon ). Illustrations en couleurs de Madame Camille HANOTAUX et Georges JEANNIOT. Illustrations en noir de Gabriel HANOTAUX Fils. *****___***** Tome X ( 1927 ): Histoire économique et financière ( G. Martin ). Illustrations en couleurs de J. LAURAS et Georges RIPART. Illustrations en noir de Georges RIPART. *****___***** Tome XI ( 1922 ): Histoire des Arts ( L. Gillet ). Illustrations en couleurs de René PIOT. *****___***** Tome XII ( 1921 ): Histoire des Lettres I - Des origines à Ronsard ( J. Bédier, A. Jeanroy et F. Picavet ). Illustrations de Georges RIPART, René PIOT, etc. ( 22e mille ) *****___***** Tome XIII ( 1923 ): Histoire des Lettres II - De Ronsard à nos jours ( F. Strowski ). Illustrations de G. RIPART et Marcel VICAIRE. ( 39e édition ) *****___***** Tome XIV ( 1924 ): Histoire des Sciences en France I - Introduction générale ( E. Picard ) - Mathématiques, Mécanique, Astronomie, Physique et Chimie ( H. Andoyer, C. Fabry, P. Humbert, A. Colson ). Illustrations de B. MESTCHERSKY. *****___***** Tome XV ( 1924 ): Histoire des Sciences en France II - Histoire des Sciences biologiques ( M. Caullery ) - Histoire de la Philosophie ( R. Lote ). Illustrations de Charles SANLAVILLE et Robert FÉAU. Bel exemplaire

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd, 1920. - "Mr. Rackham Breaks New Ground in the Illustration of Irish Literature "One of 520 Signed Copies[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. STEPHENS, James. Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co., 1920.Deluxe Edition. Limited to 520 copies, signed by the artist. Large quarto. [2, blank], [2, limitation leaf], x, 318, [2, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on cream paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-one drawings in black and white.Original quarter vellum, ruled in gilt, over parchment boards. Front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers very lightly browned and some light offsetting to end-papers. A couple of very light marks on upper cover and a tiny and almost unnoticeable amount of (insect) damage on the lower-edge turn-ins. Armorial bookplate of Agnes Marion Armitage on front pastedown. Overall an excellent copy of one of Mr. Rackham's best titles.The fairy tales in this book include:The Story of Tuan mac CairillThe Boyhood of FionnThe Birth of BranOisin's MotherThe Wooing of BecfolaThe Little Brawl at AllenThe Carl of the Drab CoatThe Enchanted Cave of Cesh CorranBecuma of the White SkinMorgan's Frenzy"Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918) and his friend James Stephen's collection of Irish Fairy Tales In the latter book, Rackham broke new ground in the illustration of Irish literature. He had been persuaded to tackle Stephens's stories by Walter Starkie, who had vowed to give his uncle 'no peace' until he had agreed to illustrate them. In writing the stories, Stephens had attempted to create an Irish equivalent of The Arabian Nights, his own poetic retelling of the stories which existed in the oral tradition and in Gaelic texts, but which had not appeared accessibly in print. Rackham rose to the occasion, and his nephew's haunting of him was justified. The Dublin Independent was particularly warm in welcoming the collection, remarking: 'We read English tales with appreciation because pictures have familiarised us with English imagery. A Fenian tale lacks imagery because we have no art to give it colour and shape to what are presently only names. Some of Mr. Rackham's pictures are pure poems - they set you dreaming." (Hamilton, p. 128)."Rackham's two great books of the twenties were James Stephens' Irish Fairy Tales of 1920 and Shakespeare's Tempest of 1926. Beyond the softness of style and inventiveness, the most striking thing about the colour plates for Irish Fairy Tales is the felicitous and appropriate use of celtic borders" (Gettings, p. 143).Latimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138. Gettings, p.179. Hamilton, p. 185.

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      Macmillan & Co. Ltd. London. 1920. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.6 x 6.9 inches). Sixteen full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard, and 21 black and white illustrations throughout the text. Finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, with five raised bands to the spine. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. The original publishers decorative front board and spine are bound in at the rear. A lovely copy of this wonderful book.

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1920. Octavo. Recent green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with 16 illustrations in colour by Arthur Rackham. A fine copy. First Rackham edition.

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      Robert Riviere and Son Ltd. London.,circa1920's. - THREE VOLUMES. 8vo.(7 x 4.5 inches). Portrait frontis in each volume. Finely bound by Riviere & son in early half blue calf, the spines with raised bands, each decorated with gilt piping. Compartments lettered, ruled and fully tooled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spines all lightly and uniformly faded but overall a lovely, attractively bound set.:

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        The War Poems (in Good Jacket)

      Heinemann 1920 - Size: 18 x 115 cm. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Poetry; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8267. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Librairie Générale de l'Architecture & des Arts décoratifs, Ch. Massin, Paris, - Important recueil orné de 225 planches hors texte numérotées, reproduisant les planches originales de Blondel, tirées de ses trois ouvrages : Le livre nouveau, ou Règles des cinq ordres d'architecture, Cours d'architecture et De la distribution des maisons de plaisance DECORATION EXTERIEURES & INTERIEURES des XVII° & XVIII° siècles Par J.-F. BLONDEL Monuments - décoration des appartements - boiseries & plafonds - mobilier - ferronnerie - jardins - etc . Grand Ouvrage port-folio à lacets (45 cm x 31 cm) reliure éditeur toile vieux rose, cartonnage percaline vieux rose, pièce de titre au centre du premier plat, 19 pages de présentation et de description des planches, suivies de 225 planches de décorations, édité par la Librairie Générale de l'Architecture & des Arts décoratifs, Ch. Massin, Paris, (sans date - vers 1920) Extraits : titres et vignettes - Ordres d'Architecture (les cinq ordres - ordre Toscan - ordre dorique - ordre composite - etc .) - décoration extérieure (monuments publics, ensembles et détails - Hôtels et Maisons de Paris - châteaux des environs de Paris - Palais, Châteaux, portes, fontaines - détails de décorations extérieure : clefs et agrafes - consoles, amortissements, frontons, moulures, etc .) -décoration intérieure (escaliers, vestibules, antichambres - salles de bains, chapelles - chambres de parade - cheminées - corniches, plafonds - niches et poèles, etc . - meubles (vases, lustres, torchères - lits - etc .) - mobilier d'église (Autels et Baldaquins - chaires - orgues - etc .) - Ferronnerie (Grilles d'entrée - rampes - balcons - potences - serrurerie - grilles de choeur - lustres, lanternes - lutrins - meubles divers - etc .) - Jardins (plans généraux de jardins - bosquets, charmilles , quinconces, boulingrins, parterres - palissades - statues, figures diverses - pavillons - fontaines - vases - etc .) Excellent état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chinesische Lyrik. Handkolorierter Faksimiledruck.,

      Hannover, Galerie Garvens, 1920 - Handkolorierter Faksimiledruck. Übertragungen aus dem Englischen von Rudolf Kindermann, Buchschmuck nach handgedruckten u. kolorierten Schnitten von Herbert von dem für sein Engagement in Sachen Dada und Merz bekannten Garvens-Garvensburg, geschrieben von Hanns Krenz, erstanden in der Gefangenschaft auf Fort Barraux Juni 1919. Erster Druck der Galerie von Garvens. 8°, 19,6 x 15, 1 cm, (26) nicht nummerierte Doppelblätter. Kordelband mit Seidenpapierbezug. Vorzugsausgabe in 100 Exemplaren. Hier handelt sich um ein Probe-Exemplar davor. Zustand: Seidenpapier auf V-Deckel mit riß u. kleiner Verlust auf R-Deckel, ansonsten sehr gutes u. sehr seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - Madrid. Calpe. Col. Los Poetas. Tip. Europa. 1920. 1ª edic. 18x12 cm. 170 págs. texto recuadrado, cubiertas ilustradas por Moya del Pino, Emblema en la portada en tinta roja por A. Vivanco. Perfecto ejemplar. # poesía. Literatura [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Neues Paul Gimmel: Ulbum. Underöffentlichte, lekte Urbeiten des Rünstlers. Mit einem Geleitwort von Rudolf Presber

      Heinrich Plesten. Hardcover. Undated, circa 1920's, this is a rare example of the inter-war satirical cartoonist's work that still has both the dust jacket and the protective slip-case. In very good condition, there is some very light toning at the edges of the pages, the mustard cloth binding is immaculate, the only notable point is the dust jacket has snagged and torn on insertion into the slip-case to the base edge and top corner of the front. The simple card slip-case is heavily worn but doing its job admirably. . Very Good. 9999.

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      München [Munich]: Oskar Beck, 1920 DER UNTERGANG DES ABENDLANDES. Umrisse Einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte. Two octavo Volumes. [Translated into English as THE DECLINE OF THE WEST]. Both volumes are uniformly bound in the publisher's cream coloured paper covered boards printed with black titles & graphics. An unusually fine set; publisher's promotional flyer laid into volume 1, neat name on verso of the ffe, original black endpapers clean & text block free of blemish. Volume 2 is the 1st edition. Volume 1 is an early printing but the first in this binding by Beck, who acquiring the copyright from Braunmuller, the Viennese academic house that published the 1st edition in 1918. "During the period after the First World War, is a politico-sociological phenomenon that has nothing to do with the intrinsic merits or demerits of this 'new outlook on history and the philosophy of destiny', as the author himself described the aim of his book was the major prophet, Toynbee, who took up the mantle that fell from the minor prophet, Spengler". - PMM, PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN # 410. A very popular title in its day, early printings of the separate volumes are not uncommon but collectible uniform sets are rarely found. An outstanding example in condition. Custom chemise & slipcase.. 1st Edition.

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