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        The Phantom Of The Opera

      London, The Reader's Library. n.d. [late 1920's], 39. Reader's Library Edition. FIRST THUS, movie tie-in. Small 8vo. 240pp. Publisher's burgundy cloth decorated in gilt. Spine darkened, some isolated spotting, very little wear. Paper uniformly toned throughout. A smart, tight little book in a stunning colour dustwrapper with light edgewear, bright unfaded and bursting with Lon Chaney melodramatic cloak swirling. Mystery writer Leroux's classic tale of extraordinary events, tragedy, horror, pathos, humour and a gallery of minor characters; the portrait of the hideous musician, crazed by his extreme ugliness, shows compassionate insight into the criminally insane mind. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [357].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Favole di Trilussa. Disegni e fregi di Duilio Cambellotti. Prefazione di Ferdinando Martini. Edzione di mille esemplari numerati. Esemplare n. 313.

      Roma, Società Editrice di "Novissima", 1920, in-4 grande, bella leg. originale in piena seta con disegni policromi eseguiti a ricamo sulla coperta anteriore (disegni di Cambellotti), pp. [4], 59, [9]. Con un ricco apparato illustrativo di Cambellotti: tutte le pagine con magnifiche decorazioni e figure policrome e 20 tavv. di illustrazioni f.t., protette da veline (manca la velina della tavola XIX). Purtroppo la seta della legatura si è completamente consumata lungo i labbri inferiori dei piatti e alle estremità del dorso. Libro molto famoso, uno dei più belli fra quelli illustrati da Cambellotti, sicuramente fra i maggiori artisti italiani della prima metà del XX secolo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini]
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        The Sleeping Beauty

      London: William Heinemann,, 1920. Octavo (250 x 185 mm). Recent pink morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. 1 colour mounted plate, 3 double page colour and silhouette illustrations, and numerous black and white drawings throughout. Occasional minor blemish, else a fine and excellent copy. First Rackham edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Sacred Wood

      London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1920 London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1920. Gallup A5a. First edition and first issue binding, with 3 mm "Methuen" at spine bottom, no ads at end of text, 155 numbered pages. Rubbing to extremities and joints, some fraying to spine ends, offsetting at free endpapers. Hinges strong. About Very Good, lacking the rare dustjacket. Something of a literary buff's double association copy, with the signatures of writers Evan Shipman and Stowell Rounds on the ffep. Please feel free to request additional scans. L27

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        The Earth Motor

      Salem: Statesman Publishing Co. n.d. [1920], 1920. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's grey cloth, titled and decorated in black to spine and front board. Clean and sharp, minor bumping to spine ends, a near fine copy. In an impressive example of the scarce dustwrapper, minor fraying and chipping to extremities, light soiling of the back panel, very good indeed. Internally clean and bright. Inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf: "To The Nat Hosp Assn, With the Best Wishes of The Author, Dr CE Linton." A scarce lost race, earth burrowing machine, jouney to the earth's core antigravity discovering collection of stories...as you do.

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        The Sacred Wood. Essays on Poetry and Criticism

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1920. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine faintly toned, faint toning to front free endpapers. Contents fresh. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for John Kobler Esq by T. S. Eliot". With Kobler's bookplate to the front pastedown. The Sacred Wood collects seventeen essays on various aspects of literary criticism and different authors. It "displayed a winning combination of erudition and bravura" and "built upon the understated discipline of a decade of philosophical seriousness" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Muñecas y juguetes de niños]. Le livre de Geneviève.

      Paris, Bernheim-Jeune & Cie., 1920. - 40x29 cm., 87 pP., 4 hojas, 31 láminas fuera de texto. Cubiertas originales. Encuadernado en media piel con nervios y hierros dorados. Edición limitada y numerada de 150 ejemplares (ejemplar nº 8). Precioso album de 31 dibujos a lápiz de Hervieu, que ilustran las muñecas y juguetes, así como momentos especiales del día a día de los niños. Precioso y raro volumen.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, July 7th, 1915 - The War of 1920 - How the Ring of Iron Will Strangle America - First Instalment

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. 16 pages. Features: The War of 1920, being the fictional diary of Gustav Bauerfeldt, War Correspondent of the Berliner Rundschau - Part 1; What we Demand of President Wilson In the Spirit of 'Seventy-Six'; Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany with Edward Lyell Fox; The Eliots and the Parkhursts, a poem by Stephen Oland; "To See Ourselves as Others See Us", by Dr. Edmund von Mach; Mr. Bryan and the German-Americans; The Worm Turns - at last American manufacturers are making an energetic protest to President Wilson against England's strangulation of American commerce; Why Franklin Knight Lane, Secretary of the Interior, and William Bauchop Wilson, head of the Department of Labor, Should Resign; Why They Are Against Peace - one of the most virulent pro-Ally newspapers in New England is owned by interests manufacturing war supplies for the Allies; Swiss View on our "Neutrality"; News from Germany; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Three-inch opening to bottom of coverfold otherwise a sound copy. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Proof etching: Three ducks descending from the left onto open water, two others visible in the distance above the marsh

      New York, aug 19th, 1920 - Fine early Clark image, prepared by the artist as a token of thanks to early supporters, addressed to "Walter R-- Esq, 23 Beaver St., N.Y., N.Y. My dear Mr. R--, won't you accept this little proof with my best wishes. I have been more than pleased with the success of my prints during the past six months & I should like all who have contributed to that success to be reminded in this small way of my appreciation, Sincerely yours, Roland H. Clark N.Y. Aug. 17th [19]20" The size of this proof corresponds to Three Broadbills, published in 1920 in an edition of 30, from the list in Roland Clark's Etchings (1938) and in Ordeman Proof impression. 2 x 4-1/4 inches on a larger sheet (3-3/4 x 10 inches). Single leaf folded. Drypoint etching signed by the artist in pencil lower right. With 2 pp. autograph note (16 lines) from the artist on the conjugate. Some minor paper flaws at margins (one trace of adhesion), small wrinkle. Fine. Ordeman, To Keep a Tryst with the Dawn, p. 104 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Catherine Herself

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1920 First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. Signed and inscribed by Hilton: "'a first of the first'/ from/ James Hilton/ New Year 1935." Original publisher's cloth. A good copy with wear, fading and a few small stains to the spine. A scarce title, and seldom found signed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        SUNNY YEAR BOOK FOR SUNNY CHILDREN

      1920. Paperback. 1. VOLLAND. A SUNNY YEAR BOOK FOR SUNNY CHILDREN. Chicago: Volland circa 1920. Narrow 4to (11" x 5 1/2"), pictorial wraps bound with silk cord at top, covers have a few small mends else fine. Volland issued this gift book with excerpts from the best books in the SUNNY BOOK series, including some notoriously scarce titles. There is an intro by Elizabeth Gordon followed by many pages of text and color illustrations by JOHNNY GRUELLE, MAGINEL WRIGHT ENRIGHT, KATHARINE STURGES, TONY SARG, JOHN RAE and others. Excerpts are from The Funny Little Book, Sunny Bunny, Gigglequicks, Little Babs, Lovely Garden, Sunny Rhymes for Happy Children, Tales of Little Cats, Peeps the Really Truly Sunchine Fairy, Wise Gray Cat, Myself and I, Come Play With Me and more. Printed on one side of the paper only. A Volland rarity.

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        FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS

      New York:: Scribner's Sons,. 1920. First edition, second printing, published the same month as the first. His second book, with 8 short stories. The first printing was 5000 copies and this scarce second printing was only 3000 copies. Bright and nearly fine with just light offset to the front endpaper from item previously laid in. The dust jacket, which is ONE OF THE SCARCEST FITZGERALD JACKETS, shows extensive professional repair, most noticeably on spine and at head of front panel where--unable to determine the correct text for what would appear to be "2nd Large Printing" (only "ge Printing" remain)--the conservationist opted to fill in with the orange, background color. Fortunately the W.E. Hill cover illustration, depicting a scene from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is wholly intact.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Flappers and Philosophers

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1920. First Edition / First Printing. Stated Published September 1920 with no additional printings listed. Has the Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. {ref: Bruccoli A6.I.a}. Dark bluish green cloth boards blindstamped title and author's name. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, clean pages,

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        Autograph textual manuscript signed ("Ch-M Widor") relative to the Conservatoire Franco-Américain de Fontainebleau

      Octavo. 2-1/2 pages of a bifolium. In black ink. Signed at conclusion and dated Paris, December 16, 1920. On letterhead with "Académie des Beaux- Arts" printed at upper left of first page. Together with autograph envelope.& & Widor offers detailed commentary on the Fontainbleau school, including mention of the noted American conductor and music educator Walter Damrosch's participation in its establishment. & & Creased and slightly split at folds; old tape repair to central creased not affecting text. . A very interesting document relative to Franco-American cooperation during the World War I era, both with regard to music in particular and to the broader socio-political context in general.& & "From 1914 [Widor] devoted a great deal of his energies to his post as permanent secretary to the Académie des Beaux-Arts, establishing pockets of French culture in London and Madrid, and contributing moral support to the war effort. He had thus achieved his personal ambition of full integration into the heart of his country’s intellectual system, but at the cost of being regarded as a pillar of an antiquated establishment by the radical young postwar generation. Ultimately his reputation lies in his consummate mastery of the organ, which provided the greatest fulfilment of his compositional genius." Félix Raugel and Andrew Thomson in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY By ALBERT EINSTEIN 1920 First Edition (Rare)

      METHUEN & CO, 1920-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Methuen, 1920: First Edition, First Printing; First Edition in the English language, as the British edition precedes the American. In Good overall condition. The cloth shows sunning, edge wear and light soiling. Light lean to spine. Offsetting and pen markings to both end papers. A few hinges show a bit of separation. Early pages show light pencil markings in margins. First printing of the first English language edition; Rare.

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        South; The story of Shackleton's last Expedition 1914-1917

      MACMILLAN, NEW YORK 1920 - Dj has few closed tears around the edges, bottom of spine is torn, hard cover corners bumped, gold gilt lettering on spine clean and visible, book plate on front inner board, fore edges deckled, unmarked tanned text, good binding DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: 380 GOOD EXTREMELY SCARCE DJ. JACKET: TORN DJ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        SOUTH; THE STORY OF SHACKLETON'S LAST EXPEDITION 1914-1917

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1920 Shackleton's attempt to cross the Antarctic continent sea to sea. 380 pages with photographs, illustrations, small maps and index, plus large folde map tipped at page 374. Bound in original green cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Owner's contemporary dated signature on the front endpaper. Edges of the text block moderated toned. Light wear at corners and spine ends. A very good copy.. First US edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        Gorno. Letzter Sommer. Graphisch gestaltetes Skizzenbuch von einem Künster mit 6 orginal farbigen Zeichnungen. Format der Zeichnungen 13 x 13 cm. Buch 28 x 24 cm. Eingehängte Zeichnungen auf Fotokarton.

      Selbstverlag, um 1920., Berlin, - 28 x 24 cm. 6 Blatt. Bücher. 1000 g. Gf. (EB). Guter Zustand / Good condition. Besonders frisches und schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Umbras Kuriositätenkabinett]
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        EIN SOMMER SKIZZENBUCH VON PASCIN. Signed

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer n.d. [1920]., 1920 Pascin, Jules (Illustrations). [1885 - 1930]. EIN SOMMER SKIZZENBUCH VON PASCIN. Signed. Berlin: Bruno Cassirer n.d. [1920]. First Edition. Small folio, pictorial boards with plain cloth backstrip. {6] preliminary pages, 3 of these with [German] text Illustrated with 40 single-sided plates, a total of 61 illustrations (14 in colour). With a 1" 1/2 x 7" Pascin signature in blue-black fountain pen with his New York & Paris address "230 W. 39th / 3 rue Joseph-Bara", pasted to the inside front cover. Skizzenbuch is a sketchbook of, drawings & watercolors chiefly made during Pascin's vacation at the beach in Ostend, Belgium in 1912. A very uncommon publication. World War I prevented publication until 1920. A very good or better copy, the backstrip expertly restored. A very nice example. Much better than usually found.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Illus. by Pascin.

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        Higher Magic, Magic for the Artist

      ADAMS PRESS, NY 1920 - Bright gold gilt on cover & spine, illustrated, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. General shelf wear, worn extremeties, bumped edge, rubbed cover, fading spine, first few end papers soiled at edge, small bookplate on inner board. DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: 492 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hanselima

      Bern & Biel, Switzerland: Ernst Kuhn, 1920. Square 16mo. (45)ff., printed on rectos only. First issue. A striking picture book in the Swiss dialect, illustrated with forty-two brightly colored full-page woodcuts by Erna Haas in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte. The scenes depicted in the woodcuts are charming and folkloric, showing domestic tasks and children at play. Each page is surrounded by a delicate decorative border. The text is comprised of thirteen nursery rhymes, which are fully integrated into the illustrations. This was Haas's only book; little is known about the illustrator. Printed by the Graphic Arts Institute Säuberlin & Pfeiffer. Endpapers decorated in blue with figures from the woodcuts. Bound in tan patterned paper boards with a pictorial label. Some light marginal spotting to a few pages, not affecting illustrations, else a fine copy.

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        Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1920. Large 4to, [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. A very good copy in a modern slipcase. Limited to 520 copies, signed by the artist. "Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918)É and his friend James Stephen's collection Irish Fairy TalesÓ. They were, and remain, amongst his most popular books. Lattimore and Haskell, p. 52.

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        Vårt Vackra Stockholm (Our Beautiful Stockholm)

      Utgivet till Förmån för Daniel Fallström-Fonden (1920), Stockholm - 1 of 200 numbered copies. Sm. folio. 186pp. Work was published as a Festschrift dedicated to Daniel Fallström-Fonden. Original half leather over tan linen with title in brown on cover, gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Original frontispiece etching by Carl Larsson, initialed and captioned in pencil by artist. The Swedish painter and interior designer was an important representative of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Etching protected by tissue-guard. Contains 39 tipped-in plates in photogravure by Swedish photographer, Henry B. Goodwin, 9 reproductions of etchings after work by Ernst Hällgren, Olle Hjortzberg, Louis Sparre, Robert Haglund, Ferdinand Boberg, Axel Herman Hägg, Knut Lindberg, Aron Gerle, as well as two leaves with sheet music. Photogravures and etchings protected by tissue-guards. Text in Swedish. Some age wear and rubbing on leather. Head and tail of spine chipped. Very minor age toning to outer edges of interior leaves. Some tissue-guards slightly creased. Overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT: A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments.With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights.

      Denver Privately printed for the Burton Club [circa 1920] - 17 volumes including the "Supplemental Nights". The Illustrated Benares edition, issued by the Burton Club, for private circulation among its members, and strictly limited to 1000 sets only. Profusely illustrated with over 100 fine plates from the original decorations created by Letchford and others. Tall 8vo, publisher?s original brick-red cloth covered boards, the spines with printed paper labels. A nice reading set being internally still very fresh and clean, the cloth however is somewhat worn and aged and there is chipping to the paper labels, some board edges are rubbed. SCARCE AND LIMITED PRIVATELY PRINTED BURTON CLUB EDITION. A very handsome edition, which includes the great profusion of illustrated full page plates executed by Letchford and others for the first illustrated editions. Richard Burton was one of the foremost linguists of his time, an explorer, poet, translator, ethnologist, and archaeologist, among other things. ?The Thousand Nights and a Night? is probably the most famous of all his many works. This translation reflected his encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life: "it reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details. In contrast to Victorian mores, Burton was driven to explore what would now be called by literary critics the uncanny/Unheimliche or the unresolvable tensions of human beings. Accordingly, he recorded details of daily life and practices that were considered vulgar at the time. Burton?s intellectual influence is far-reaching. His amazing grasp of languages and culture anticipates the globalism of the future. His geographical discoveries not only make him an interesting historical figure but also allowed for future exploration. The detail with which he wrote and his willingness to examine intimate aspects of daily life were precursors to modern ethnography. And his understanding and willingness to immerse himself in cultures that are still little understood by those in Western nation-states is [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE OXEN (A LEGEND OF CHRISTMAS EVE). SONG. WORDS BY ... MUSIC BY GRAHAM PEEL [caption title]

      London: Chappel & Co., Ltd., nd, but [ca. 1920].. Quarto. Printed self wrappers. Folded, loose sheets, as issued. A bit rumpled and lightly soiled, but a good copy. First edition of the original sheet music for the setting of this Hardy poem. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front wrapper: "To Ethel, / from / Th: Hardy. / Jan: 1920." The recipient, Ethel Richardson, was Florence Hardy's elder sister. Michael Millgate, in THOMAS HARDY A BIOGRAPHY (p. 545), notes that Mrs. Richardson stayed at Max Gate in September 1922 "while Florence went up to Enfield to see her parents. Mrs. Richardson played to Hardy on the piano -- everything from cathedral chants to modern dance tunes. . . ."

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        Iron Bolt from Nelson's Flagship

      [1800s]. 525mm, 1.8kg iron bolt. Attractively patinated, Broad Arrow Government Stamps. Salvaged during restoration, this highly evocative relic is accompanied by a certificate of authentication signed by the Victory's Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Frank Nowosielski. When Victory was taken into dry-dock in 1920 she was found to be in a state of near collapse, a fund by public subscription was set up in 1922 and in two years had raised close to £75,000. Since which the victor of Trafalgar has been subject to a continuous programme of archaeological investigation and meticulous restoration. In recent years the material removed during the works has been placed on sale to support the continuation of the process. An eloquent fragment of the most famous sailed fighting ship in the World.

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        Un Document sur l'Impuissance d'Aimer suivi de Erythrée *

      Edouard-Joseph, Paris 1920. - Relié demi cuir fauve à coins, dos ornée d'un motif floral, titre et tête dorés, signet, couverture conservée. Un peu frotté. Bel exemplaire contenant la suite des bois en sépia, non annoncée à la justification. Image visible sur site céleste. Éditiondéfinitive. L'un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur papier rose, qui flirte le plus doucereusement avec ce titre alléchant.

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        Les Romans. [The Novels]

      Paris: Librairie Plon, 1920-1927., 1920. 15 volumes; 8vo. Text in French. Superb contemporary binding by Levitsky in half brown morocco with four raised bands, gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. A very attractive set. LIMITED EDITIONS, printed on "Hollande Van Gelder" paper. Titles include: L'Ombre de la Croix; Un Royaume de Dieu; Marrakech; Rabat; La Maitresse Servante; Quand Israel est Roi; La Randonnee de Samba Diouf; La Tragedie de Ravaillac; La Fete Arabe; Une Releve; L'An Prochain a Jerusalem; Notre Cher Peguy (2 vols); Petite Histoire des Juifs; La Rose de Saron.

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        THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES.

      Ryerson Press, 1920 - First Canadian edition of her first book. Published using the sheets of the first U.S edition (published by John Lane) and preceding the British first edition, published in 1921. The first appearance of Hercule Poirot. The book has an integral Ryerson title page; we assume it was a small printing. It appears to us that it was rebacked and has new endpapers. The rebacking was a pretty good job and not obvious. Internally clean with no foxing. In a specially made clamshell box printed in black lettering on spine and front. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One Man's Initiation (First Edition)

      London: Allen and Unwin, 1920. First edition, first issue with type broken on page 35, line 32. Some offsetting to the second blank, some fading to the book spine, still easily Near Fine in an about Fine dust jacket with light rubbing at the spine ends. A very nice copy of the author's first book, preceding the American edition, documenting his impressions of the First World War.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        One Man's Initiation.

      George Allen & Unwin, London. 1920 - First edition. Precedes the U.S. edition by two years. Second state, with the type corrected at page 35, line 32. Octavo. 128 pages. The author's experiences in the First World War.Spine faintly faded. Very good indeed in near-fine, very slightly nicked dustwrapper darkened at the spine. Lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Earth Motor.

      Salem: Statesman Publishing Co. n.d. [1920] - First edition. 8vo. Publisher's grey cloth, titled and decorated in black to spine and front board. Clean and sharp, minor bumping to spine ends, a near fine copy. In an impressive example of the scarce dustwrapper, minor fraying and chipping to extremities, light soiling of the back panel, very good indeed. Internally clean and bright. Inscribed by the author to the front flyleaf: "To The Nat Hosp Assn, With the Best Wishes of The Author, Dr CE Linton." A scarce lost race, earth burrowing machine, jouney to the earth's core antigravity discovering collection of stories.as you do. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Gilbert Chemical Magic

      A.C. GILBERT CO., CONNECTICUT 1920 - Book Condition: Very good, bright green lettering & illustration on cover, good binding, clean body and unmarked text. Light shelf wear, small bookplate on front inner board, front endpaper & front inner board is tanned on half the page. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, some chipping at edges, small tear at bottom front flap, somewhat brittle jacket, few closed tears, ORIGINAL DUST JACKET! DATE PUBLISHED: 1920 EDITION: FIRST ED 61 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Alland und Kitzbühel, 1912 und 1920. - Zusammen (1+¾ =) 1¾ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. Jeweils mit eh. adr. Kuvert. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.). An den Schriftsteller Philipp Munk (1892-1920): "Ich erfülle Ihre Bite recht gerne. Leider kann ich dies aber nur zur Hälfte tun. Da mir der Arzt aufs neue das viele Schreiben verboten hat müssen Sie sich schon das Buch kaufen in dem die Skizze 'Einsames Sterben' enthalten ist, ebenso die Gedichtsamlung 'Seltsame Musik['] der eine kurze Biographie vorangesetzt ist. Ich werde meinen Verleger verständigen, daß er Ihnen die Bücher sofort zuschickt [.]" (Br. v. 19. II. 1912 aus Alland; mit kleinen Einrissen im Mittelfalz und einem kleinen Randausriß). - Der Brief vom 10. I. 1920 aus Kitzbühel mit "Dank für die Widmung Ihres Versbuch[es]". - Alfons Petzold schrieb vor seiner Begegnung mit Joseph Luitpold Stern vorwiegend Couplets und kleinere dramatische Arbeiten, veröffentlichte mit dessen Hilfe 1910 den Gedichtband "Trotz alledem!" und wurde mit seinem Werk zum Wegbereiter der österreichischen sozialistischen Literatur. Mit Freunden gemeinsam gründete Petzold den Ikarus-Bund, veröffentlichte Gedichte in anarchistischen Zeitschriften und war mit Franz Karl Ginzkey befreundet; 1917 übersiedelte er nach Kitzbühel und war hier bis zu seinem Tod als Funktionär der Sozialdemokratischen Partei tätig. - Beiliegend ein Liefer- sowie ein Empfangsschein der Antiquariatsbuchhandlung Brüder Suschitzky. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Collected Legal Papers

      New York: Harcourt, 1920. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 rust crushed morocco, brown leather label, marbled boards. 8vo, New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1920). First Edition. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        MY DAYS WITH THE FAIRIES

      1920. 2. (DULAC,EDMUND)illus. MY DAYS WITH THE FAIRIES by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell. London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., no date [1920]. 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), red cloth with elaborate gilt pict. binding, scattered foxing on beginning pages else Fine in dust wrapper. The wrapper design duplicates the cover of the book (mild fraying and soil on rear panel of dw else VG+). An edition of Fairies I Have Met with 8 magnificent tipped - in color plates by Dulac with lettered tissue guards (tissue guards also have delicate illustrations). The stories are enchanting fantasies of fairies in far away lands that come to life through Dulac's artistry. Beautiful trade binding, rare in the dust wrapper. Hughey 15f.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        La arquitectura naval española (en madera). Bosquejo de sus condiciones y rasgos de su evolución, por.

      Madrid, Editado por el autor [Barcelona, Oliva de Vilanova, impresor], 1920. - 32x24 cm., 427 pp., 2 hojas. LXXX láminas impresas en 40 hojas por ambas caras entre ellas en pliegos de dos. Profusamente ilustrado dentro de texto. Encuadernación original en medio pergamino con dos tejuelos estampados, guardas de papel diseñado especialmente. Corte superior pintado. Edición limitada (sin determinar cantidad) y numerada. Impreso sobre papel de hilo de dos grosores. Las ilustraciones intercaladas en el texto muchas de ellas son a dos tintas y algunas a cuatro. The best book for old spanish naval architecture. El mejor estudio sobre la construcción de barcos en España durante los siglos XVI al XVIII. El autor se define como Catedrático de la Escuela central de Ingenieros Industriales y Diputado a Cortes. El libro es fruto de unas conferencias organizadas en mayo de 1914 en el Ateneo de Madrid. Es un auténtico trabajo de "arqueología" naval, que recoge documentación textual y gráfica de manuscritos y libros referentes a los barcos españoles, desde las maderas que se han de escoger, hasta la construcción de las velas, piezas de hierro, artillería, víveres, y marinería. Los barcos hundidos en diferentes puntos de la geografía española y americana, muchos de ellos son relacionados con nombres y piezas de artillería, viajes que hicieron, etc. Palau 18082.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        Minute Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Fairmount Park Art Association at a Stated Meeting Held April 9 1920

      [Philadelphia, 1920]. (BINDING, AMATEUR) 12mo. Hand-calligraphed manuscript by Edwin H. Fetterolf, Philadelphia, in black, red, and blue ink and gold. [1, title], [5, text], [3, signatures], [1, colophon] ff. Contemporary amateur Arts and Crafts binding of full brown morocco, covers ruled in gilt to a panel design, with central red morocco onlay, front covered titled in gilt ("A Minute of the Fairmount Park Art Association. Leslie W Miller. MCMXX"), signed "FJZ" on rear turn-in, in a custom brown morocco slipcase. Fine . A unique hand-calligraphed copy of the Minute of the Fairmount Park Art Association for April 9, 1920, given to member Leslie W. Miller on the occasion of his terminating his membership. In an amateur Arts and Craft binding of the period

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Fifth Philosopher's Song, from Leda [Inscribed]

      (London, c. 1920). (1)ff. leaf. Typescript of Huxley's poem "Fifth Philosopher's Song," from his collection Leda, inscribed, "For Karen Jackson, from the author." The typescript is undated. In the penultimate line of this typescript, the word "forward" is spelled correctly, while in the first edition of Leda it is written "froward." In this three-stanze poem, the narrator ponders human potential, set in the context of Noah's ark. The typescript is matted and framed, measuring 18 by 14 inches. Extremely fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Sphinx, illustrated and decorated by Alastair

      London: John Lane, the Bodley Head. 1920. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1920. Gilt and teal decorated cream boards, 4to, 36pp. Of a limited edition of 1000 copies, though most likely of an even smaller edition featuring twelve plates rather than the ten that are called for. The two extra plates abut the endpapers. Illustrated initials. In very good condition with light soil to boards and offsetting to endpapers. Bookplate of famed English cricketer Gerald Joseph Yorke on the front flyleaf, as his signature and that of another previous owner. Contents are otherwise clean and unmarked.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Tanks in the Great War 1914-1918

      London: John Murray,, 1920. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, Tank Corps badge to the upper board. Frontispiece and 7 other plates, 9 full-page maps, and one folding general map at the rear, illustrations to the text. Somewhat sunned overall, particularly at the spine which is a little chipped head and tail, a few pale splash marks to the upper board, endpapers browned, some mild foxing to the margins, a very good copy. First edition. An important book - an account of the early days of the tank by the man who probably did more than any other in the conception, development and deployment of this terrible new weapon - and an uncommon one, badly produced and heavily used, an inevitably high rate of attrition has rendered collectable copies few and far between indeed. Falls draws attention to Fuller's concern not just with the history of armoured vehicles but with their future. "The work was written before the 'mechanization' of the Army had advanced very far, but it does not suffer from this fact, so long as that is borne in mind. It is indeed, ahead of its time." An excellent association copy with the ownership inscription of Brigadier-General John Hardress Lloyd to the front free endpaper. Lloyd commanded the 3rd Tank Brigade from its formation in April 1917 to the conclusion of hostilities. He was promoted Brigadier-General on 16 April 1918, and for his services he received the DSO and Bar, was mentioned in despatches six times, and appointed a Chevalier of Légion d'Honneur.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Album of Revolutionary Russia (Albom Revoliutsionnoi Rossii)

      (Moscow, New York): Russian Socialist Federation. c. 1920. First edition. Hardcover. Good. No date, c. 1920. Hardcover, oblong folio, cloth-backed boards. Coat of arms of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on the front cover; '1917-1919' on the rear cover. 48 pp. Black and white photographs on rectos only; many pages have 2-3 photos. Captions in English and Russian Cyrillic. Good copy. Covers scratched and edgeworn; some loss to the red paper over the boards; instances of splitting to the hinges of the cloth spine, but the inner hinges are securely holding the boards. Light finger smudging and a few faint fox marks visible to the white margins of the photos. Shallow snag to the bottom margin of 3 pages. An uncommon title, with rare, compelling photographs of the Russian Revolution. OCLC locates less than 25 copies worldwide. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia. Two volumes, complete

      London: Macmillan, 1920. First edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). 2 volumes. Vol. 1: xxvii , 423, 125 illustrations, fold-out map of N. Rhodesia; Vol. 2: xiv, 433, 61 illustrations. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Printed d/w, a little chipped to edges, now in protective sleeve. Owners' names in ink. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Uncommon in dustwrappers. Heavy books, requiring large amounts of extra postage overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Diary of a Liaison Officer in Italy 1918.

      London, Williams and Norgate, 1920 - Octavo, original purple cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board. Spine sunned, boards a little mottled, light browning, else very good. Frontispiece and 7 other plates, folding map at the rear. First edition. Uncommon, COPAC locates copies in the copyright libraries only. Goldsmid, the son of Violet, 1st Baroness Goldsmid of Palmeira, was sent out from regimental duty with the Ninth Lancers in France to the Italian front in November 1917. There he joined the British HQ near the Montello, acting as liaison with the 3rd Italian Army HQ at Mogliano on the Piave Front, and later the 4th Army at Grappa. Unusual and interesting account of the Italo-British offensives in 1918. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Old French Fairy Tales

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett, 7 mounted color plates and many in black & white, pictorial title page, 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue crushed morocco, ornately gilt spine, marbled boards. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1920). A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Aux sources de la mode".

      1920 - Lavis, encre de Chine, rehauts de blanc, signé en bas à gauche (1920), 32 x 18 cm, encadré. Marcel-Jacques HEMJIC (1895-), élève de Bernard Boutet de Monvel, croque avec chic l'intérieur d'une station thermale à la publicité cocasse : "la donneuse d'eau vend des verres". HEMJIC travaille pour A.G.B., Monsieur, L'Homme Elégant, mais aussi les marques Lancel et Le Bon Marché. Affichiste, membres des humoristes, il expose aux Arts Décoratifs, il fait parti des artistes de la Maison Draeger et illustre "Le Journal" de Paul Poiret. Il participe aux : "Rire" (1911-13), la "Baïonnette" (1918), le "Sourire" (1919-21), le "Femina". Annotations marginales. Oeuvre originale

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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