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        Toi et Moi (hand-painted vellum)

      Paris: Librairie Block, 1920 Paris: Librairie Block (no date, but 1920's). 12mo, 148 pp. Paintings by Z. Z. de Vesley. Quarter vellum and hand-painted marbled boards with hand-painted watercolor illustrations at corners and spine, top edge gilt. Original bookmark ribbon still in place. Very modest, light shelfwear, faint dampstain at lower fore edge corners of pages, a uniquely beautiful binding, between very good plus and near fine. Paul Geraldy (1885-1983), French poet and playwright, may have been born for Valentine's Day. A walking compendium of romantic quotes, his Toi at Moi - probably his most famous oeuvre - is a collection of poetry dealing with the mysteries of love. Artist de Vesley's painted vellum binding, using chimerical ink-pastels, matches the mood in a way which defies words. One envisions this having been at one time proffered as the consummately heart-touching Valentine to -what lady fair ? It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her (Geraldy). Maybe back in the roaring twenties, that happened, when this little opus was itself young. A painted melody of enchanting visual aspect -as we say now, curb appeal - and words of rending tone. Certainly unique, and not replaceable. Please review scans. L-42n

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      Koln: Schaffstein, n.d. (ca. 1920). First edition. Quarto. Color pictorial cloth backed boards, color illustrated endpapers, title-page and color illustrations nearly every page by Ernst Kreidolf. Spine chipped, internally very good. A scarce Kreidolf title.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Flappers and Philosophers.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autograph letter signed ("C. Saint- Saëns") and autograph manuscript (unsigned).

      Algiers, 17. I. 1920. - 8vo. 4pp (letter) and 13 pp. (mscpt.). With original envelope. To Madame Charles de Gallaud. The gift of an autograph manuscript of the composer's lecture on La Fontaine's Fables replete with additions and deletions to an admiring patron. In his letter, Saint-Saëns writes in part: Since this manuscript has the honor of being desired by you, I am only too happy to offer it to you. I am giving it to you without pride, with its deletions and additions and even with the copy of the 'Fables' which I made to make up for the lack of a prompter; and experience has shown me that I did right, and that without that I would have been too brief; and I understood the absolute necessity for a prompter at the theater even for the actors most sure of their parts, despite the prodigious memory of most of them. This attempt at a meeting was well received, but I would not make myself a lecturer, it is too late. However, God knows if I should have anything to say about music! But many of the things which I should want to say cannot be said. Bad habits in music become widespread and one would have to criticize everyone! What to do, one against all! The task is impossible. And I would become the target of too many enemies [.]" (transl. from the French original). - In his manuscript, Saint-Saëns writes that instead of playing the piano, he is giving a lecture, but not at Madame Brisson's Annals in Paris, where he would feel outclassed, but in Algiers, where he has so often taken shelter from the winter and which has saved his life several times. "And now the war is over, it is permitted to have a little amusement". The talk will not be about music, but on La Fontaine's Fables, which he has loved since childhood, but has only come to understand upon constant re-reading. He speaks of La Fontaine's facility with verse, which is deceptive and "thanks to his musical ear, the harmony and equilibrium are such that one doesn't even notice the diversity of rhythms; he leads us whenever he likes, and we follow". He continues with a discussion of La Fontaine's morality and his keen eye for nature and art. He concludes: "La Fontaine did not just know how to paint, he knew how to observe; he studied nature, and he saw what others could not see. In the seventeenth century, in the age of Descartes, animals were thought to have no intelligence. La Fontaine dared to think otherwise, even if he did use animals to illustrate people's behavior". - Saint- Saens proceeds to recite two of La Fontaine's fables in closing. An important letter and manuscript revealing the composer's great interest and his admiration of La Fontaine.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Die Prinzessin von Babylon.

      Ins Deutsche übertragen von Ernst Ronau. Mit zehn Radierungen und Buchschmuck von Rolf Schott. Wien: Arthur Wolf 1920. 91 pp. Publisher's full calf, boards richly gilt.. No. 73 of 100 signed copies

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        The Sleeping Beauty

      London, William Heinemann; Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co.,, 1920. Told by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Original pictorial boards in black, white, and pink, pink cloth backstrip, titles to spine in black, green and white pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and silhouette illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. A very bright copy, with contents fresh, in original dust jacket which faded every so slightly from it's original rose pink color, light wear to corners and spine, else a beautiful copy. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STUDI DANTESCHI. Diretti da Michele Barbi.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria La Bottega delle Occasioni]
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        Skiss till matta: Havet - Jorden - Stjärnhimlen.

      Akvarell. Signerad: »Ingergerd Torhamn». Odaterad, men troligen utförd på 1920-talet enligt uppgift på äldre bakstycke. 23,5 × 32 cm. Med några noteringar i blyerts a tergo, »45=5 rutor» och »=Umeå».. I mitten av 1920-talet vistades konstnärsparet Ingegerd och Gunnar Torhamn i Paris där de inspirerades av det avantgardistiska och dynamiska konstlivet. Efter återkomsten till Stockholm 1927 fick Ingegerd bl. a. agera smakråd vid inredningen av svenska firmor i Berlin, och fick på så sätt kontakt med Bauhausskolan. Det var till dess stålrörsmöbler hon ritade sin första matta, den så kallade >Diagonalmattan> i Nationalmuseum. 1930 deltog hon på Stockholmsutställningen med ett tiotal mattor i lekfull funkisstil, bl. a. >Musikmattan> i Sven Markelius musikrum. Själv betraktade Ingegerd Torhamn mattformgivningen som ett sidospår i sitt konstnärsskap, men sentida betraktare ser den ofta som hennes viktigaste insats.<p>Temat för denna ambitiösa mattskiss verkar vara världsalltet: Innanför en bred bård är mattan indelad i fält som återger hav, jord och stjärnhimmel i stiliserad form, inte utan humor. Kompositionen är inte lika renodlat funktionalistisk som mattorna från Stockholmsutställningen, men i Kalmar Konstmuseum finns ytterligare en annorlunda Torhamn-bild med anknytning till utställningen. Det rör sig om en draperiskiss, ett oroligt nonfigurativt triangelmönster där flera fält ger rymdassociationer. Enligt en senare notering som åtföljt föreliggande bild skall den dock vara utförd redan på 1920-talet

      [Bookseller: Lorenz B. Hatt]
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        Martin Arrowsmith [inscribed and signed]

      7-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches, (no Dust Jacket) in blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Some browning to front and back endpaper and very minor rubbing to top spine, otherwise very good+ condition. 480pp. Signed and inscribed. Presentaiton copy  from Lewis to Herman Scheffauer during one of his frequent trips to Paris during the 1920's. Written in blue ink. "To Herman Scheffauer with the warmest greetings of Sinclair Lewis. Paris. Guaranty Trust & Co. 3 rue des Italiens." First UK English Edition.Scheffaeur (1878-1927) was a San Franciscan, poet, playwright and translator ( esp. of Thomas Mann's works), member of the Carmel literary colony in California.LEWIS, Sinclair Harry [1885 -1951] was  an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He became the first writer from the United States to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1926 for his 1925 book, [Martin] Arrowsmith however he refused to accept it. In a letter to the committee, he wrote: I wish to acknowledge your choice of my novel Arrowsmith for the Pulitzer Prize. That prize I must refuse, and my refusal would be meaningless unless I explained the reasons. All prizes, like all titles, are dangerous. The seekers for prizes tend to labor not for inherent excellence but for alien rewards; they tend to write this, or timorously to avoid writing that, in order to tickle the prejudices of a haphazard committee. And the Pulitzer Prize for Novels is peculiarly objectionable because the terms of it have been constantly and grievously misrepresented.Those terms are that the prize shall be given "for the American novel published during the year which shall best present the wholesome atmosphere of American life, and the highest standard of American manners and manhood." This phrase, if it means anything whatsoever, would appear to mean that the appraisal of the novels shall be made not according to their actual literary merit but in obedience to whatever code of Good Form may chance to be popular at the moment." wikipedia quoteArrowsmith is considered to be Lewis' best novel. The book was the source of the successful John Ford 1931 Arrowsmith film and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        La légende du Roi Arthur et des chevaliers de la Table Ronde.

      Paris, Piazza, [1920]. - In-4°, 112p. Edition tirée à 1500 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon. Illustré de 22 planches hos texte (dont 16 en couleurs) ainsi de de nombreux bandeaux, lettrines et culs-de-lampes d'Arthur Rackham. exemplaire en excellente condition. Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Il vecchio della montagna. Seguita dal suo bozzetto drammatico: Odio vince [Firma di Grazia Deledda; Signed]; [The old man of the mountain. Followed by its dramatic sketch: I hate Vince]

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1920. Later printing. Wrappers. Very Good. A Very Good copy of this pair of works by Grazia Deledda in the Publisher&#39;s original wrappers (crease lines to the spine, light wear to spine ends and to wrapper edges), SIGNED BY GRAZIA DELEDDA on the copyright page. Grazia Deledda won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Literature for "her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general". One of Italy&#39;s greatest and most popular authors, she was the second woman of any nationality to win the Prize (following the 1909 winner, Selma Lagerlof). As copies of this book are quite scarce and signed copies of any of Grazia Deledda&#39;s works are not often seen, signed copies of this book are quite scarce indeed. A Very Good copy, SIGNED BY GRAZIA DELEDDA. QUITE SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        La femme assise.

      Paris, Nouvelle Revue Française, 1920. - In-8°, 268p. Edition originale numérotée 1/128 exemplaires du tirage de tête réimposé sur vergé Lafuma Navarre de Voiron (exemplaire nominatif). Quelques rousseurs, principalement sur les tranches, sinon exemplaire en excellente condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ATLAS GEOGRÁFICO IBERO-AMERICANO. Portugal. Cartas chorográphicas cuidadosamente executadas por perssoal technico sob a direçao de Benito Chias Carbó. Descripçao geographica e estadistica das provincias portuguesas da metrópole e ultramarinas

      Alberto Martín, Barcelona 1920 - Gran folio, 485 p., 12 mapas color, texto castellano-portugués. Plena tela original, lomo piel con tejuelo y gofrados, plano muy decorado estampado con figura femenina y dorados grabados por J. Roca. Interesante publicación premiada en la Exposición Cartográfica Nacional de Lisboa, de 1903, con la descripción geográfica, demográfica y estadística, de las provincias portuguesas y de ultramar, según los datos del Centro de 1900, seguida, al final, de un importante índice alfabético con todas las parroquias y lugares del reino. La misma editorial había publicado el año 1900 otro "Atlas Geográfico" con la misma encuadernación, dedicado únicamente a España, formado por un texto de Manuel Escudé y Bartolí y 52 mapas por Benito Chías. Estadística. Demografía. Geografía. Portugal. Cartografía. Statistics. Demography. Geography. Cartography.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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      (PICASSO, PABLO). Zervos, Christian. PABLO PICASSO PAR CHRISTIAN ZERVOS VOL. 30 (XXX): SUPPLEMENT AUX ANNEES 1920-1922. Paris: Editions "Cahiers D&#39;Art", 1975. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers in Glassine. Catalogue Raisonné. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. 150pp, 428 monochrome illustrations. Text in French. This is the thirtieth volume of Christian Zervos&#39; unfinished, monumental thirty-three volume (in thirty-four parts) catalogue raisonné of Pablo Picasso&#39;s paintings and works on paper supplementally covering the years 1920 through 1922. A most handsome copy of the uncommon 1975 first printing whose protective glassine wrapper shows some mild age-toning as well as some slight paper loss along the spine. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022621&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        l'ART et la SCIENCE du MEUBLE

      librairie Industrielle et d'Ameublement, Charles Moreau, Paris 1920 - l'ART et la SCIENCE du MEUBLE ouvrage d'enseignement professionnel moderne - nouvelle édition revue et augmentée, avec la collaboration de chefs d'ateliers et de Professeurs de dessin ouvrage (complet) comportant : une chemise cartonnée à lacets (42.5 cm x 33 cm) reliure demi-toile maron, dos lisse,muet, couverture cartonnée grise, comportant 120 planches, comportant chacune de nombreuses figures de dessins, édition librairie Industrielle et d'Ameublement, Charles Moreau, Paris (sd, vers 1920), imprimerie Gaillac, Monrocq, paris et deux volumes de texte - ouvrages brochés (22 cm x 27.5 cm ) reliure toilée orange, 293 pages, (pagination continue, texte sur deux colonnes) illustrées de nomvreuses figures et dessins, dans et hors-texte, librairie industrielle et d'ameublement,Charles MOREAU, Paris (sd, vers 1920) bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liseronsblancs]
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        Gesammelte Reden und Schriften : herausgegben und eingeleitet von Eduard Bernstein [vollstandige Ausgabe in zwolf Banden]

      Berlin : Paul Cassirer, 1919-1920 - Physical description: 12 v. 22 cm. Subjects: Heraclitus, of Ephesus. Socialism - Germany. Working class - Germany. Law - History. Social sciences - Communism, Socialism and Anarchism. Language: German. Contents: Band 1: Der Italienische Krieg Franz von Sickingen. Band 2: Die Verfassungsreden - Das Arbeiterprogramm und die Anschliessenden Verteidigungsreden. Band 3: Die Agitation fur den Allgemeinen Deutschen Arbeiterverein: das Jahr 1863, Polemik. Band 4: Die Agitation fur den Allgemeinen Deutschen Arbeiterverein: das Jahr 1864, Aktenstucke. Band 5: Lassalles okonomisches Hauptwerk. Band 6: Philosophisch-literarische Streifzuge. Band 7-8: Die Philosophie Herakleitos des Dunklen von Ephesos. Band 9-12: Das System der erworbenen Rechte. Very good copies in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands slightly worn, with some fraying and nicks in places. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Minor library marks remain. General shelf wear evident, as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 12 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        France Autograph Manuscript.

      ND, NP - Five pages hand-written manuscript, each leaf measuring 9" x 7", of a discourse given before the Society of the History of the Revolution. This is a cut-and-paste effort by France, with emendations, cross-outs, etc., showing how carefully he worked and reworked his speech. Each leaf mounted on tabs and bound in 3/4 red morocco by Stroubants, binding worn but manuscript fine. Inserted is a hand-written notation that this manuscript is from the Library of Mrs. Rita Lydis of Washington Square Village, sold at Anderson Galleries in 1920. France, a Nobel Laureate (1921), used his scholarship and knowledge of the French Revolution to create one of the best novels about the Revolution, LES DIEUX ONT SOIFS, published in 1912.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        LA FUENTE DE AZULEJOS (Comedia lírica en dos actos)

      Autores, Salamanca 1920 - 77 págs 22x16 cm Tapa blanda Marcas uso Manuscrito original de la obra. Dedicada al Doctor Don Florencia Guedan.

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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      Salem, Oregon: From the Press of Statesman Publishing Co., n.d.. [1920?]. original pictorial gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A fine copy in the pictorial dust jacket (illustration and typography. matching that used on the binding) with shelf wear at edges, closed. tear to upper portion of front panel with internal tape mend, and. some general staining and soiling. Rarely found in the jacket.. (#109895). First edition. Signed presentation inscription by Linton on the front free endpaper. Two variants noted, priority, if any, not determined, one with dedication at back of book (page [233]), the other at front (page [7]), this being one of the latter. Linked short stories of exploration (journey to earth's hollow interior, flight to the moon, etc.) utilizing burrowing machine, the "Earthomotor," and the "Arctic Bell," a flying boat. Much of the narrative is set in Alaska and the Arctic region. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 510. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 167. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09088. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-357.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe. 1920. First. First edition. Bookplate of "The Wrights," some professional repair to the cloth, and the hinges strengthened, an attractive, very good copy lacking the rare dustwrapper. Signed by the author. A collection of new versions of previously published articles which first appeared in The Atlantic, The Independent, The Credo, and The Journal of Race Development. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Higher Magic, Magic for the Artist

      ADAMS PRESS, 1920. Hardcover. Acceptable. . Pages 32 through 173 have been ripped out. There are 492 pages total. This is signed by the author, and issued to an individual, serial number 40. All edges gilt. Faux leather covers are slighty rubbed on all edges. Golden gilt lettering on spine and designed on cover are in tact and in nice shape.

      [Bookseller: River Enterprises]
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        This Side of Paradise

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1920 - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology." According to the Fitzgerald Bibliography by Bruccoli, "500 copies of the third printing have a special tipped-in glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology" each signed by Fitzgerald. These copies were prepared for a meeting of the American Booksellers Association." This copy is one of the 500 copies. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy authentically SIGNED by the author in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        "Hawaii paradise of the Pacific. See the volcano of Kilauea a boiling, spouting, seething lake of fire in all its terrific grandure. Native hula dance, surf board riding, the world&#39;s greatest waterspout..."

      "National Printing & Engraving Co., n.d." Chicago: "National Printing & Engraving Co., n.d.". [ca. 1920-25.]. "Large advertising broadside approximately 41"" x 28"", printed in red on yellow paper; previous folds, but essentially fine and handsome. & & The type face, along with the fact that the Kilauea was erupting frequently in the early 1920s point to the first half of the 1920s as a date of printing. The illustrated program evidently travelled around the United States since it bears the Chicago imprint, and was one of a small group all found at one time in the basement of a building in Portland, Oregon (see item below). The broadside was almost certainly for a presentation (or presentations) of the magic lantern slides and films by Ray Jerome Baker done on tours on the mainland in the 1910s and 1920s.& & "

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        TSUVAMMA. First Edition. Signed

      Tiflis: Kuranty, 1920. Stapled wraps. Text in Russian. Inscribed and signed by Author. Near Fine. (MOMA Collection, 314) [Kamensky, Vasily (1884-1961): well-known Russian and Soviet poet, one of founders of the Russian Futurism. - Extremely rare poetry book, especially SIGNED (As well as other books of this period.)] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. Signed. 1st ed..

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        Hvad jeg vilde gøre som Diktator.

      Originalt maskinskrevet manuskript med håndskrevne tilføjelser. 1 ark beskrevet med rødt farvebånd på begge sider. Tilføjelserne skrevet med blæk. Ikke signeret eller dateret, men formentlig fra 1920'rne.. Interessant programskrift af Thit Jensen med håndfaste løsninger på stort og småt i det danske samfund udformet i 16 punkter: Et par eksempler: "2 Jeg vilde afskaffe alt Hærvæsen og skaffe Mandskabet Arbejde andetsteds" - "10 Jeg vilde indføre en skrap Diciplin (sic!) i Skolerne. Indføre som Fag Høflighed, Elskværdighed, Hensynsfuldhed.". Punkt 13 behandler Thit Jensens berømte mærkesag: "Jeg vilde frigive Loven om Afbrydelse af Svangerskab. indtil 3die Maaned,saaledes at en Læge alene havde Lov til at befri enhvert (sic!) Forældre par for flere Børn end de kan opdrage". Punkt 15 angiver drakoniske forholdsregler over for "Alle som er indespærrede paa Grund af sexuel Overudvikling".Vedlagt: Orginal blyantstegning af Thit Jensen på talerstolen (c. 1925), signeret EG (Esther Goethe). 13x14,5 cm

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        Relativity. The Special and General Theory. A Popular Exposition. Translated by Robert W.Lawson

      Methuen, London, 1920. The first English edition of Einstein&#39;s celebrated theory, including a chapter (Appendix III: The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity) written especially for this first English translation. 138pp + viii publisher&#39;s catalogue at rear. Red cloth, lettered and ruled in black at spine and in blind at upper board. With a portrait frontispiece and five diagrams. Some fading to the cloth at backstrip and lettering a little dulled. Some browning to the endpapers and a tiny tear to base of title page. Contemporary former owner name pencilled to half title and a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. A very good crisp copy, lacking the most uncommon dust wrapper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Carmen. Übertragen von August Döppner. Radierungen von Willi Geiger.

      - Die neuen Bilderbücher, Zweite Folge, Nr. 6. Berlin, Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. 64 S., 1 Bl. mit 11 ganzseitigen Original-Radierungen (1 als Titel) auf Tafeln. Fol. Ganzleder-Einband mit Ornamentik, vergoldeten Innenkanten und Vorsätzen aus schwerer roter Seide. Sig. M. Hochmann (Die Buchkunst) Chemnitz. Erste dieser illustrierten Ausgabe. - Eins von 125 num. Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. - Druck des Textes bei G. Ascher, Berlin, der Radierungen auf der Gurlitt-Presse. - Schöner, breitrandiger Druck auf handgeschöpftem Bütten. - Rodenberg 3939, 2.6. - Lang, Expressionistische Buchillustration 72. - Gutes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar in prachtvollem etwas beriebenen Einband. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Geiger, Willi. -

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        Frühlings Erwachen. Eine Kindertragödie. Mit zwölf Steinzeichnungen von Willy Geiger.

      - Welttheater. Meisterdramen mit Originalgraphik. Dritter Band. Mit 12 ganzseitigen, signierten Steinzeichnungen (Orig. Lithographien) von W. Geiger. Als drittes Buch der Reihe "Welttheater" wurde dieses Werk "Frühlings Erwachen" in einer einmaligen numerierten Auflage von 330 Exemplaren im Auftrage des Verlages Georg Müller in München bei W. Drugulin in Leipzig gedruckt. Nummer 1-30 wurden vom Künstler signiert und in Ganzleder gebunden. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 12. Von Willy Geiger im Kolophon signiert. Mch. Georg Müller Verlag, 1920. 154 S., 1 Tafel, 4 Blatt. Sig. schwarzer Original-Maroquin-Bd. mit Goldkanten und Innenkantenvergoldung (Fileten), Rückenkantenvergoldung zwischen fünf Bünden, Kopfgoldschnitt. Kleine Läsuren am Einband, vereinzelt sehr dezent fingerfleckig. Schönes Exemplar der seltenen Ganzleder-Ausgabe. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
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        The Rescue

      J.M. Dent and Sons LTD, London 1920 - First Edition, First Issue bound in the ORIGINAL green cloth from the publisher. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Geishas at their Traditional Rituals.

      c.1920. - Woodblock. Original colour. Size: 23 x 33 cm. (9 x 13 inches) Fine condition. Framed Size: 48 x 37 cm Original Japanese woodblock prints. Vibrantly coloured print of young geishas in traditional costumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Rescue

      J.M. Dent & Sons 1920 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. A spectacular dustjacket with a hint of wear to the spine ends. This original FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET is vibrant in color and seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are fresh with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Relativity. The Special and General Theory. A Popular Exposition. Translated by Robert W.Lawson

      Methuen, London, 1920. The first English edition of Einstein&#39;s celebrated theory, including a chapter (Appendix III: The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity) written especially for this first English translation. 138pp + viii publisher&#39;s catalogue at rear. Red cloth, lettered and ruled in black at spine and in blind at upper board. With a portrait frontispiece and five diagrams. Some fading to the cloth at backstrip and lettering a little dulled. Some browning to the endpapers and a tiny tear to base of title page. Contemporary former owner name pencilled to half title and a tiny dealer plate to front pastedown. A very good crisp copy, lacking the most uncommon dust wrapper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Die Frau ohne Schatten Erzahlung von Hugo Hofmannsthal

      Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag. 1920. First Edition, signed by the author on the colophon page, limited to 160 numbered copies with original etching by Hans Mied, all on handmade J.W. Zanders paper. William Smith&#39;s copy. Smith was Associate Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy and associated with music of this century. With his signature bookplate and date on front pastedown, some offsetting from bookplate to front flyleaf. 4to; 190pp; + colophon. Original publisher&#39;s red morocco with author&#39;s gilt initials on front panel, title in gilt on spine, teg, badly rubbed along edges, top of spine chipped, interior fine and fresh. A lovely edition of Hofmannsthal&#39;s fairy tale first published the year before by Fischer. Adapted into a libretto by the Hofmannsthal for another successful collaboration with composer Richard Strauss, the opera DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN was first performed in Vienna on October 10, 1919.

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      [Moscow]: Liren&#39;, 1920 Well-known collection of Russian poetry (Futurism). Also included Khlebnikov&#39;s linguistic treatise. Authors: Nikolay Aseev, Yelena Guro, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Boris Pasternak, Grigory Petnikov, Velimir Khlebnikov. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website..

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        Contes des Fees

      Paris Editions de La Sirene 1920. G : in Good condition with wrappers. Cover lightly rubbed and edge soiled. Darkening to page ends. Illustrations bright First Edition Brown paper cover with wrapper 250mm x 250mm (10" x 10"). unpaginated. 8 circular colour illustrations and line drawings by Lucien Laforge.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Relativity: The Special & The General Theory

      HOLT, NY 1920 - 1st american ed. frontisport. signatures of Bentley Glass and I.R.Weeks U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. gold gilt on spine/cover. Tight binding. No bookplate. General wear and rubbed cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: First american 198PP [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Relativity: The Special & The General Theory: A Popular Exposition

      THE RYERSON PRESS 1920 CIRCA, TORONTO - Circa 1920 pencil writings on front and back free end pages; with five diagrams and a portrait of the author; frontispiece of the author illustrated by Hermann Struck dated 1920; stained red cover board with water marks; shelfworn; spine sun-tanned with tears along top/bottom spine and corners; browning pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 CIRCA EDITION: CANADIAN 138 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Landscapes of Penleigh Boyd. With biography by J. Macdonald. .

      c.1920 - Melbourne: Alexander McCubbin, n.d. (circa 1920). 4to. Orig. boards. In repaired dustjacket. (24pp.). With 11 tipped-in col. plates. Ed. lim. to 500 numbered copies. 1st ed. W.J. Sowden's copy with his autograph on title-page. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York. The Century Company. 1920. Bound in multi-chromatic pictorial gilt decorated cloth. 4to. 7.0" x 10.25". Illustrated with full page tissue-guarded colour and monochrome plates by Maxfield Parrish. Very mild, sporadic foxing to top and fore-edges. A Fine, tight copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Relativity: The Special and General Theory

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST US EDITION. New York: Henry Holt, 1920. 168 p. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1920 on title page, matching date on copyright page.) Navy cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good+ condition. No jacket. Clean pages (no underlines, marks in margins etc) and sturdy binding. Not an ex-library copy! Former owner&#39;s name on paste down and front end paper. Light rubbing to cloth and very light scratching on back panel, light wear at tips. A true first in unusually nice condition.The groundbreaking first American appearance of Einstein&#39;s theories for a general audience.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Facsimile of Kelmscott Press trial pages of Froissart&#39;s Chronicles

      NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1920. Folio bifolium sheet. (4) pp. This is a photomechanical reproduction of the rare trial pages for the Kelmscott Press&#39;s projected edition of Froissart&#39;s Chronicles, which, because of William Morris&#39;s death, was never published. According to the colophon, which is printed on the verso, this is one of 110 copies printed for Frederic and Bertha Goudy. While the occasion for which this sheet was produced is not recorded, one does not have to scratch the surface too deeply to see the influence Morris had on Goudy. As a type designer, Goudy based his ATF Jenson on Morris&#39;s Golden Type, though Goudy&#39;s printed work reflects a slightly different aesthetic -- what Susan Otis Thompson described as his "common touch". It has been reported that upon spending some time with Goudy during a trip to London in 1909, Emery Walker told him that "Morris would have liked meeting you" (Thompson, 129). Goudy also famously owned one of Morris&#39;s hand-presses. There were 160 copies of the Froissart specimen pages printed at Kelmscott, all of which were on vellum; presuming all 110 copies of this facsimile were completed, it has the curious distinction of being less common than the original, as only eight copies are recorded in institutions. Slight sunning, resulting in faded red chapter heads and shoulder notes, else about fine in an older frame.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        La Chambre éclairée.

      Paris, Edouard-Joseph 1920 - Première édition rehaussée de bois en couleurs et illustrations de PICART LE DOUX. Troisième volume de la Collection "L&#146;Édition Originale Illustrée" inédit en librairie. Tirage à 1200 exemplaires tous numérotés. Celui-ci (N°52) un des 75 exemplaires de tête sur JAPON National. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Edouard-Joseph - 1920 - 196 pages. Belle reliure bradel demi maroquin bronze à long grain. Dos lisse aux titre, auteur et date en pied, dorés. Non rogné, grandes marges. Couverture illustrée et dos conservés. Pas de rousseur. Très bel exemplaire. Bien relié en parfait état. Format in-8°(21x19). Edition illustrée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Max Grauert: Innen-Einrichtungen. Ernst Zink: Innen-Räume.

      um 1920-30., Berlin - 2 Fotoalben mit den Inneneinrichtungen und der Verlagsinnenarchitektur von Max Grauert und Ernst Zink, Herausgeber des Berliner Kunstverlages Grauert & Zink (ca. 1900-2011, sehr bedeutend in den 20er bis 30er Jahren). Album Max Grauert mit 27, Album Ernst Zink mit 28 Original-Fotos, überwiegend in ca. 17 x 23 cm, einige wenige kleinere Formate, diverse Bilder sind Wiederholungen. Die Fotos zeigen sowohl Bilder aus dem Geschäftsbereich mit den Verlagsräumen als auch aus dem privaten Bereich mit Inneneinrichtung (z. B. auch die Dachterrasse) und persönlichen Aufnahmen (Familienbilder). Anbei 1 Original-Foto, 12 x 17 cm, Blumengesteck der Firma für die Trauerfeier von Ernst Zink, 16.7.1925, rückseitig handschriftlicher Vermerk. Außerdem Verlagspostkarten, eine achtseitige Verlagswerbung für farbige Kunstblätter von Högfeldt (1937) sowie diverse Rechnungsformulare des Verlages. - Siehe Foto. Ein Blatt lose, sonst beide Alben in gutem Zustand! Ca. 27 und 28 kartonierte Blätter. Original-Halbpergamin mit goldgeprägtem Titel.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat. Inh.: Karl-Heinz Than]
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        KORYTO UMOZAKLIUCHENIY ("Wash-tub of Conclusions". Expressionism in Painting). First Edition

      Moscow: Self-published, 1920. Text in Russian. Stapled wraps. Illustrated with original vintage Avant-garde photo. [Zemenkov, Boris (1902-1963): Russian Soviet graphic artist and writer. Studied in VKhUTEMAS, the famous school of Russian avant-garde. "Bytie", AKhR. Exhibited in 1927 (Tokyo) with Altman, Lebedev, Stenberg, Favorsky, Chekhonin; in 1931 (Paris) with Klutsis, Lissitzky, Popova, Rodchenko, Stepanova, Telingater, etc. - Extremely Rare. Not in MOMA collection!] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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