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        Die Briefe der Diotima.

      Leipzig, Insel, 1920 - Gr.8°, 72 S. u. ein Begleitheft m. 25 S. als Beilage., OHLdr., goldgepr. Rücken, m. 5 Zierbünden, Kopfgoldschnitt., Rücken min. beschienen, fliegender Vorsatz u. 1 Vakatbl. m. min. gebräunten Ecken, sonst schönes Exemplar. EA. (= Veröffentlichung der Januspresse, Nr. 4). Nummeriertes Ex. Nr. 140/320, auf Büttenpapier. Beilage mit Anmerkungen und Nachwort zu den Briefen der Diotima. Der Band enthält die Briefe Susette Gontards an Hölderlin. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        A Jester (or a sorcerer?).

      1920 1920 - Shaded pencil drawing. No date. (1920's). 25,6 x 17,8 cm. Matted. On the back an ink drawing of a lady in Edwardian dress. In the background a couple watching. Not signed. Matted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Tarzan The Untamed

      Chicago, Illinois: A.C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good with no Dust Jacket. 1920. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5 x 7.5 in.: 428 pages. 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 .

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        GOÛT DU JOUR

      Paris: Francis Bernouard, June 20 - December 20, 1920. 13 volumes in the 13 original fascicles. Limited First Edition, One of 1400 printed on Verge d’ Arches. With 41 engraved plates, 40 of which are hand-coloured, each captioned. 8vo, each fascicle in its original paper wrappers printed and decorated in several colours, and each one in original glassine as well. Now nicely boxed. A very fine set indeed, essentially without flaw. RARE FIRST EDITION. A beautifully illustrated record of fashion in the heady first years after the Great War. A time known and remembered for decadence and new styles as clothing entered the Mod era and women began to liberate themselves from the heavy formal clothing of the past. The plates depict fashion for both men and women, and included clothing, hairstyles and even furniture. Many of the Art Deco period’s best engravers and illustrators in France were involved. Among them; George Gorvel, J.E. Laboureur, Llano Florez, Gabriel Daragnès, J.E. Laboureur, Llano Florez, Gabriel Daragnès, Robert Bonfils and more.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      The Waverley Book Co. 1920 - Hardback. Eight Volumes. With a Preface by Sir Robert Anderson. The author has provided a mass of information about the origin, growth and organisation (at the time) of the Police Forces of the United Kingdom. Profusely Illus. + coloured Frontis/tissue-guard in Vol. I. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Also pub. by Blackfriars Publishing Co. 1918 plus Waverley Book Co. 1920 and 1925. The Waverley Edn. was 'specially prepared for subscribers.' All 8 volumes have sunned sps. and sl. fading along top edges. Blue cloth/gilt lettering to sp. with Scales of Justice also in gilt. Vg. The combined weight is approx. 7kg. which will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Loretta Lay Books]
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        A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae

      Washington, D.c.: Carnegie Institu. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Edwin Hubble's landmark paper documenting what would later become known as Hubble's Law, stating that there is a proportional relationship between a galaxy's recession velocity and its distance from the Earth. One of the most profound discoveries in science, Hubble's data provided evidence of an expanding universe, thereby providing the essential argument for the Big Bang theory, proving the natural implications of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and ultimately allowing for the determination of the age of the universe. By the early 1920's advances in spectroscopy had allowed for the observance of a curious "redshifting" of galaxies, indicating that the majority of galaxies seemed to be receding from the Milky Way. The evidence was rudimentary and inconclusive and "various weird and wonderful explanations were put forward, but there was no consensus. The case of the receding galaxies remained a mystery until Edwin Hubble applied his mind and his telescope to the problem. When he entered the debate he saw no point in wild theorizing, particularly when the power of the mighty 100-inch Mount Wilson telescope held the promise of new data." To solve the redshift mystery, Hubble and his assistant Milton Humason "divided the work between them. Humason would measure the Doppler shifts of numerous galaxies, and Hubble set about measuring their distances... By 1929 Hubble and Humason had gauged the redshifts and distances for forty-six galaxies." Using only the twenty that were within an acceptable margin of error for their measurements, Hubble plotted velocity versus distance for each galaxy. "In almost every case the galaxies were redshifted, implying they were receding. Also, the points on the graph seemed to indicate that the velocity of a galaxy strongly depended on its distance. Hubble drew a straight line through the data, suggesting that the velocity of a given galaxy was proportional to its distance from the Earth... "If Hubble was right, the repercussions were immense. The galaxies were not randomly dashing through the cosmos, but instead their speeds were mathematically related to their distances, and when scientists see such a relationship they search for a deeper significance. In this case, the significance was nothing less than the realization that at some point in history all the galaxies in the universe had been compacted into the same small region. This was the first observational evidence to hint at what we now call the Big Bang. It was the first clue that there might have been a moment of creation." (Simon Singh, Big Bang). Two additional implications of Hubble's discovery were that, through the use of Hubble's Law and the accurate determination of Hubble's proportionality constant, the age of the universe could be determined; also, it confirmed the natural result of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity which predicted an expanding universe (before Einstein added his "cosmological term" to prevent this seemingly impossible conclusion). After Hubble's discovery proved the unnecessary and incorrect inclusion of the forced "cosmological term" in Einstein's theory, Einstein sought out Hubble to congratulate him, later calling his cosmological term "the biggest blunder he ever made in his life." In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 3. [Washington, D.C.]: Carnegie Institution, 1929. The entire volume offered. Quarto, elegant modern three-quarter morocco. A few stamps to outer corner of a few pages (none to Hubble paper). Binding and Hubble paper in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Harding Gushes With Affection For His Cronies . A letter to the Charles Forbes family praises the man who would later betray his confidence

      Harding Gushes With Affection For His Cronies.& .& A letter to the Charles Forbes family praises the man who would later betray his confidence.& & President Harding was elected in 1920 and he brought a few friends (known as the "Ohio Gang") with him to the White House. The Gang was led by Harry M. Daugherty (Harding's appointment as Attorney General) and included Albert B. Fall (Secretary of the Interior) and Charles R. Forbes (Veteran's Bureau). These men were corrupt, and after Harding's death scandal after scandal came to light, ruining his reputation in history.& & After it was discovered that Secretary Fall had received several hundred thousand dollars from oilmen Harry Sinclair and Edward Doheny, to whom he had leased naval oil reserves in California and at Teapot Dome, Wyo., the name Teapot Dome was linked with Harding's as a symbol of corruption. Fall, finally convicted of bribery, went to jail, as did others. Daugherty, dismissed by Coolidge, barely escaped their fate. As for Forbes, he figured out how to put taxpayer money, intended to build veteran's hospitals, directly into his own pockets. When this was uncovered he fled to Europe to avoid prosecution, but eventually returned and was sent to prison. The following letter, written while Harding was serving as U.S. Senator from Ohio, is an eye-opening illustration of just how close the future president was with these men.& & Autograph Letter Signed on his personal letterhead, two pages, Washington, December 30, 1918, to Mrs. Charles Forbes, wife of his convivial crony. "Mrs. Harding commands me to write and express the pleasure we had in receiving your card. We had not known before that Major Forbes had become a Lt. Colonel. Of course, we were delighted at the promotion and greatly pleased to hear from you. The writer is doing the secretarial work because Mrs. Harding is in bed and has been there for six weeks - hydro nephrosis. We all think she is doing well now, patient included. Dr. Sawyer was here yesterday and added to her progress by comforting assurances. He inquired concerning Colonel Forbes and yourself, and we could tell him little, except that the soldier had written just before the armistice and we had heard you were in Washington through a letter from Governor Pinkham. The governor is surely a great friend of the Forbes family. By the way, he sent us a package & & of Korea coffee with Christmas greetings. Mrs. Harding was greatly interested in your employment and thinks it fine that you can be engaged in engrossing work in the extended absence of your husband. How fine it is for you to be really well! Long may& & your good fortune continue. Marcia must be fast becoming a young lady. Time fairly flies. It is four years since we first greeted her and you in beautiful Honolulu. Most likely the Lt. Colonel will be returning soon. Very likely we will get to greet him before you do, unless you are coming east. If you will come here to greet him, we will make you both welcome. We are fond of the Forbes." Florence Harding had a serious kidney ailment and almost died a number of times before she became first lady. This stay in bed was the result of one of those episodes. The Pinkham referred to was Lucius Pinkham, Governor of Hawaii Territory at the time. Dr. Sawyer was Charles E. Sawyer, Hardings' personal physician for years in their hometown of Marion, Ohio, who came to serve Harding in the White House.& & No clearer example could be found of the psychology of the future president, as here he freely manifests the very attitude that drew him into the morass. The love and trust he showered on the Forbes family (and his other friends) was touching but sadly misplaced; it would be repaid with ingratitude and betrayal. A very important letter, more personal and revealing than any other we have seen. It is also an uncommon Autograph Letter Signed to the Forbes family, auction records indicating that no other such letter has been offered for sale over the past 30 years.&

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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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: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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      New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1920. First separate edition, American issue. With 20 tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 4to, original red cloth with gilt pictorial vignette and lettering on upper cover and black lettering on spine, t.e.g. x, 160. A very nice copy. The cloth only lightly mellowed, internally clean and fresh. SCARCE. It was FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, first published in 1909, for which Rackham had the most affection, perhaps because it was the first book to bring him success. Constable, during and after the war, reissued the stories in three separate books (LITTLE BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER; SNOWDROP; and HANSEL AND GRETHEL) to rekindle interest in fairy books in general and Rackham's work in particular. The American edition was published by Duttin the same year.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Le Serpent

      From the limited edition of 230 copies, now very difficult to find,  is offered example no. 158 of 169 on handmade Holland Van Gelder paper, complete with the 96 prints, dual signed by Paul Valéry and the publisher in black ink, (on justification page, number printed on colophon, as called for), with the original extraordinary snake skin pattern paper wrappers in the sewn binding, in 2 tints and 1 shade of brown with flecks of black and white, each side with a subtly different pattern, a triumph of 1920's French Art Deco design, and with the brown portfolio case, the upper side decorated after an exquisite Lewitska print, a snake curled around an asymmetric heart, with supplementary suites of 50 prints without text, nineteen Marchand lithographs on individual leaves, 6 not able to be used by the publisher for illustrations of the text, and 13 variations of lithograph illustrations, including 8 printed in sepia + a set of the 31 b/w Lewitska wood engravings on 8 leaves. PRODUCTION: printed in French on Holland van Gelder, the 31 wood engravings printed by Coulouma, the 34 lithographs printed by Desjobert, wrappers by R. Pichon, Charpentier & Riby, printed on the verso of the upper side, modèle depose, (modeled after what is shed). SIZE: 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10.04 inches), as issued. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: generally clean and fresh, extremities with edge toning from wrappers, final text page with toning and a few spots, some pages with a small margin spot. Wrappers: clean and bright. Upper Side: spine edge at foot chipped with loss. Lower Side: Fine. Binding: 2 signatures weakened but solid. Case: Lacks ties, which are cleanly excised: some corner wear: clean and bright: a few light rubs. SUMMARY: The poem partners a reworked, greatly expanded version of "Ebauche d'un Serpent", (published first in Paul Valéry's collection, Charmes in 1922), on the temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, done from the point of view of the snake, with contrapuntal print illustrations of two artists done in 2 mediums, lithography and wood engraving, each with different visions of the work. Jean Marchand's sinuous figurative lithographs with their tropical imagery contrast a dreaming Eve and landscape of sleep with a malevolent snake. Sonia Lewitska's geometric snake motif wood engravings, with their embedded emblem and savagery and dynamic of hiding in plain sight, are a remarkable synthesis of 'primitive' art and a modern urban sensibility. PAGINATION: Collated and confirmed complete; 63 leaves with 96 prints: 2 front blank leaves + 6 preliminary leaves including signed justification leaf illustrated with the first Jean Marchand lithograph, title leaf, and Valéry note praising the illustrations + Leaves 7-31, poem with principal body of illustrations + Leaf 32, printing information and Leaf 33, editor's note illustrated with the 15th Jean Marchand lithograph + 27 leaves of prints in 2 suites + 1 rear blank leaf. Prints in Suites: Suite 1: Works of Jean Marchand in 3 parts with 19 lithographs independent of text, printed on only one side of the leaf, versos blank, including 6 original b/w lithographs not selected by the publisher to illustrate "Le Serpent". Part I; 5 b/w lithographs, 3 are interesting variations of hors-texte lithographs accompanying the poem; 2 are new lithographs. Part II; 8 lithographs previously printed in the text in b/w are printed in sepia in full-page format on only one side of the leaf, versos blank. Part III; 6 b/w lithographs, 2 are supplementary variations; 4 are new lithographs. The final lithograph, a remarkable work not offered with the illustrations to the poem, depicts a sleeping Eve, a vermicular trail leading from her open legs to the snake in the distance. Suite 2: A complete set of the 31 b/w Sonia Lewitska wood engravings printed on 8 leaves without text, versos blank. REFERENCE: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), Koopman Special Collections; online catalog essay with bibliography. Monod 10905. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        The Forerunner, His Parables and Poems

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1920. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, titles and mystical emblem gilt to front cover. Illustrated frontispiece and four other plates after drawings by the author. Ends and corners rubbed, covers faintly marked, front endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Gibran's third Knopf title, published before The Prophet. As an artist, Gibran was compared to Rodin, as a writer, he was compared (by Rodin himself) to William Blake. If this is so, then its is more Blake's early Songs of Innocence and Experience, than his later Book of Los, Milton or Jerusalem that Gibran is channelling in this book of visionary yet playful parables.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE FORERUNNER His Parables and Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First edition. Very Good. The author's scarce third work in English. Complete with 64 pages and five plates made from Gibran's drawings. A Very Good or better copy with spine dulled and previous owners bookplate and name on front end papers, but internally, quite clean and unmarked. This book is similar in style and format to "The Prophet," the author's best-known work, with a series of short chapters written in lyrical prose and offering guidance and inspiration for different aspects of life. A scarce and important early work in attractive condition. Additional images available upon request. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      London:: Chatto & Windus,, 1920.. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. VG+/VG-. ix, (iii), 33pp, plus the guarded portrait frontis. John Middleton Murry's copy, and with his neat handwritten name, dated November 1920, to the front pastdown. Some tanning to free endpapers. Contents very clean, but for tide stains to the frontis, yellowing to the tissue guard, and tanning to the title page. Large octavo, 220x175mm, in the original maroon cloth with paper spine label intact. Clean, firm and bright, but for a little fading to the head of the spine and the adjacent corner of the lower board. Corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. In the restored dust jacket: this, formerly very stained, is a little faded, and the spine and other chips have been made good with toned paper. Laid into a new ochre cloth solander box, spine titled in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Uber die Spektra von Atomsystemen mit zwei Elektronen

        ?Heisenberg?s masterly contribution in magnetism lies in identifying the quantum mechanical exchange energy, first appearing in the context of chemical bonding and spectroscopy, to be of central importance in explaining ferromagnetism...  The question was this: If every atom has an outer cloud of electrons, then how do atoms approach each other to form a chemical bond?  It was Heisenberg who showed that the interaction between electrons, called the exchange energy,? was the key (ibid., 60).  His "exchange interaction? is a force generated solely by the exchange of positions of two totally indistinguishable quantum particles ? ?a quantum mechanical effect which increases or decreases the expectation value of the energy or distance between two or more identical particles when their wave functions overlap? (Wikipedia). In the early 20th century physicists did not understand ferromagnetism on an atomic basis.  ?It was Heisenberg?s work in the late 1920?s that filled this void.  To accomplish this, quantum mechanics had to be discovered first...  It was indeed in the fitness of things that the quantum dynamics of the electron left an imprint on another area, namely magnetism, which too had to do with the magnetic effects of electron dynamics? (ibid., 58).  What Heisenberg began to understand was the connection between ferromagnetism and electron bonding, two areas that most physicists believed were wholly unconnected phenomena.  ?It was Heisenberg, who saw the connection and established it in two seminal papers, written in 1926 and 1928 [the two papers offered here]? (Chatterjee, ?Heisenberg and Ferromagnetism,? Resonance, 2004, 63-64). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin, Julius Springer.  4to. Two papers in full volumes. Zeitschrift für Physik Volumes 39 and 49.  Bound in black cloth over marbled paper boards; library labels removed with slight ghosting visible.  Very minor rubbing at the edges on Volume 39.  Both tightly and solidly bound.  Near pristine throughout the interior.  

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        Beschrijving van Barabudur.

      Martinus Nijhoff, 1920-31., 'S-Gravenhage, - I: Archaeologische Beschrijving. Door N.J. Krom. II: Bouwkundige Beschrijving. Door T. Van Erp. I: 1 text vol. in folio. viii, 791pp. 2 plates. Original cloth, & 2 plates vols. in elephant folio. 442 loose plates in original portfolio. Limited to 215 copies. II: 1 text vol. in folio. xv, 486, 82pp. 18 illus. Original cloth, & 1 plate vol. in elephant folio. 250 loose plates in original portfolio. Limited to 200 copies. A complete set in 5 vols., very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Collected Poems

      London: Selwyn and Blount, Ltd.,, 1920. With a foreword by Walter de la Mare. Octavo. Original beige cloth-backed boards, white title label to spine, brown japon paper to sides, blue linen endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard. Covers generally tanned and rubbed, with the corners worn, though all structurally sound save for one or two cracking inner hinges. A very good copy. First edition, first impression; from a limited issue of 100 numbered copies on Japon paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Original fashion cover design for Vogue magazine, pencil and gouache on paper

      New York, ca. 1920. (FASHION) Image 8 x 5-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches overall. Portrait of a woman (torso) in gown holding a mirror. Excellent condition . Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C

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      Published by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd., 1920. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Very good condition. 'Kittycat' is a Pseudonym for Louis Wain. Tall, slim format. Beige paper covers with colour pictorial onlay to front. 12 pages. Thirteen illustrations to the text including five colour. Staple binding as issued. Minor foxing to covers. Contents lightly marked by fingering. Closed tears at lower stapled edge of pages, expertly and invisibly repaired. A nice copy of a scarce Louis Wain item. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Das Vogel-ABC. ABC in 52 Bildern

      Darmstadt: Ratio-Presse, 1920. Small square quarto. (52)pp. One of 110 copies, signed by the author/illustrator, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens. A beautiful German alphabet book, printed entirely by lithography. Each letter is shown both in Fraktur and Roman types, one on each page, and is illustrated with vibrant hand-colored birds whose names begin with the letter. Perched on top of the letter Q is a bright green quetzal with long, dramatic tail feathers, and two parakeets, or Wellensittich, cuddle on top of the letter W. Below each letter is a couplet describing the bird. In addition to being half of the Ernst Ludwig Presse, along with his brother, printer and typographer Christian Heinrich Kleukens, F. W. Kleukens was a distinguished typographer and artist in his own right. Kleukens illustrated many of the Presse's books, as well as a few books for children. Stab-bound in illustrated wrappers, protected with mylar and a contemporary plain paper dust wrapper. Some faint foxing to covers and fore-edge, else fine and bright.

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        Further Chronicles of Avonlea

      Boston, The Page Company,, 1920. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial label to upper board. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by John Goss. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper but an exceptionally fresh copy in the pictorial dust jacket with a number of tiny chips at the edges. First edition, first printing. Very scarce in this condition. This collection of short stories, sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea, explores the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island, and includes appearances by Anne Shirley, the titular heroine of Montgomery's first book, Anne of Green Gables.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Lafayette Flying Corps

      First Edition by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1920. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. The cloth at the corners of the heads and heels of the spines is lightly worn and rubbed and the spine of volume II is faded as is the outer edges of the front board. There is also a prior owner's name and address on the first free end pages of each volume. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 3/16" tall by 7" deep. Volume I contains 514 pages and volume II contains 361 pages including appendices and an index. Without dust jackets. Laid-in to volume II is an undated, three page specimen copy of an appeal from The Escadrille Lafayette Memorial Association for funds to help complete a memorial cemetery in France dedicated to the Americans who lost their lives over France during the First World War. Both volumes are illustrated with black and white photographs and color plate illustrations. Volume I contains the personal biographies and service records of each of the members of the Lafayette Flying Corps Considered by many to be the standard reference on the Lafayette Escadrille. A very handsome set with none of the foxing so often seen.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        The Lafayette Flying Corps (2 volumes)

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. 1st printing. Good/no dust jackets, light rubbing to head/tails of spines, stain to top 1 inch front cover of volume 2, spines faded, interiors clean/tight. xii. 361 p., xx, 514 p., color frontis, photos, color illus, small 4to blue cloth;

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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      Published by William Heinemann, 1920. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition, limited to 625 numbered and signed copies. Vellum-style boards with gold titles and vignette. Vellum spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 110 numbered pages. Coloured mounted frontis. 3 double-page and 2 full-page colour silhouettes, 8 single page b/w silhouettes plus 41 text illustrations. This edition has an extra colour silhouette drawing not in trade edition. Green and white pictorial endpapers. SIGNED by Rackham, this is copy no. 618. The covers are browned, foxed and slightly grubby. There is a small piece of surface paper missing to edge of front cover. Corners are worn. The colour plate is present and in fine condition. Inscription in ink to half title-page. Cracking to some of the hinges. There is light browning throughout and the top corners of the rear endpapers are creased. [R]

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      Truro, Cornwall: Printed by Oscar Blackford, 1920 Derrick, Katherine Ross. A MAID FROM MARS. Truro, Cornwall: Printed by Oscar Blackford. N.d. c. 1921. First edition. 12mo., 48pp., sandy colored stiff wrappers with illustrated upper cover. Undated but references to "wireless", "aero-plane", "flying machine" & "the war" suggests about 1920. The story of a maid from mars who comes to earth [Cornwall] in human form, learns the language in a few months, attempts to share here Martian culture & spirit & who in the ends thinks mankind unready & splits. The earliest piece written about Mars by a woman & in a context which might be called loosely "feminist". Rare. To our knowledge no other copy has ever been offered.. 1st Edition.

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

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        THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING An Anthology of Recent Poetry

      London: George G. Harrap & Co, Ltd.. Near Fine. 1920. Hardcover. This is the London, September 1920 Edition - a handsome trade edition, hardcover book of poetry illustrated by Harry Clarke and compiled by L D'O Walters. (1920 on the title page and First Published September 1920 on the copyright page) . The covers are a spring green cloth with decorative border in bright gilt on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine. The binding is tight, corners and spine straight. There is a faint hint of wear at the tips of the corners. Very clean. Well cared for. The end papers are also a soft spring green. There is a former owner gift note and date on the front free end paper. There are no other marks or writing. There is a slight raise to the cloth on the rear end paper possibly from the removal of a tiny price or bookstore label. The interior pages are crisp and clean. There are 24 full page illustrations, 12 in color, including the frontispiece, and 12 in black ink on a beige tone background. The half title page has a large line drawing in black and white. There are numerous black ink drawings within the text and as tailpieces (chapter end decorative drawings) . The Introduction is by Harold Monro. Poets - Belloc, Brooke, Chesterton, De la Mare, Yeats and many more. The Clarke illustratio ns are fantastical and serious, many in plentiful pastels. ; 4to; 128 pages .

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        Lista True Tartans - All British

      [Bradford: Lister and co. Ltd., n.d., c.1920]. 2 volumes, folio (375 × 225 mm). Original green cloth, titled as above in gilt. One containing 15 leaves with 4 mounted silk samples to each, the other with 20 similar leaves, the leaves linen-hinged in concertina-fold, both volumes with one additional swatch on the contents listing which is mounted inside the upper board. A little rubbed, some wear at the corners, one volume lacks its retaining band, the other has been knotted by way of repair, contents with some finger-soiling, but overall very good. Wonderful sample books for "true" tartans, that is fabrics woven with accurate thread counts to match the approved sett or pattern for recognized clan tartans. A total of 146 identified tartans are represented by fabric swatches, rectangular in one volume, triangular in the other, both of around six inches in length so we presume that the full sett is shown in the examples. Lister's Manningham Mills, based in a superb high Victorian Italianate building with campanile-chimney, was the largest silk factory in the world, at its height employing 11,000. They were suppliers of highest quality fabrics, for example providing 1,000 years of velvet for George V's coronation. With the rise of foreign competition, and the prevalence of artificial fibres the business collapsed in the 1990s, the Grade II* listed building has been renovated and converted into apartments.

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        A Shropshire Lad

      New York: John Lane, 1920. (LIEBLING, A.J.) 12mo. 96 pp. Cloth. Spine darkened, light shelfwear . Signed "A.J. Liebling" on the front free endpaper

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        Das Struwwelpeter-Album. Aus Bilderbüchern des Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann

      FfM., Rütten & Loening o. J. [ca. 1920].. 4°. 2 Bll., 24 Bll. Mit 1 Portaittaf.; 32 Bll.; Tit., 26 Bll., Tit., 24; 24; 16 S. Mit zahlr. kolor. Illustr. OLn. ill. Kanten berieb. Rü restaur. Titelbl. fleckig, unterl. Wenige Bll. m. kl. Randeinriss. Selten - Enthält: Struwwelpeter; König Nußknacker un der arme Reinhold; Im Himmel und auf der Erde; Bastian der Faulpelz; Prinz Grünewald und Perlenstein; Besuch bei Franz Sonne (11.-20. Tsd.).

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        WRITINGS of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse, With Prefaces and Notes i

      1920. HARDY, Thomas. THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS HARDY IN PROSE AND VERSE. (The Anniversary Edition, with Prefaces and Notes). New York: Harper & Brothers, (1920). "Anniversary Edition," 1/1250 numbered sets, complete in 21 volumes. Illustrated with a photogravure frontis and plates. 8vo., 3/4 leather and marbled boards, raised band, gilt decorated spines. A lovely set.

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        Das Verborgene Deutschland

      Offenbach a.M.: Klingspor, 1920. Small quarto. (5) ff. With hand-drawn and hand-colored initial and decorations by Rudolf Koch, the famed type designer and calligrapher at the Klingspor type foundry in Germany. This copy apparently was a proof copy, as it contains handwritten notes on changes to be made to the opening initial as well as the terminal paragraph decoration on the facing page. The author, Paul de Lagarde, was a renowned nineteenth century Bible scholar and orientalist as well as a virulent anti-semite and nationalist whose writings are thought to have influenced Hitler. Koch, for his part, had strong ties to Offenbach's Jewish community, and at one time produced a complete Haggadah. That the two men's work should be paired in this volume, then, is something of an historical curiosity. Slight bumping to spine at head and foot, else fine in pictorial boards.

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        La Madre [Signed]

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1920. First edition. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original tan wrappers lettered in black and in red and with the Publisher's device in black to the front wrapper (general signs of having been read with some expected creasing and light cracking to the spine, slight loss to the spine tail), 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's greatest and most popular authors, she was the second woman of any nationality to win the Prize (following the 1909 winner, Selma Lagerlof). In his presentation speech Henrik Schück, President of the Nobel Foundation specifically cited "La Madre" and stated: "It is rather difficult for a foreigner to judge the artistic merit of her style. I shall therefore quote one of the most famous Italian critics on this matter. «Her style», he writes, «is that of the great masters of the narrative; it has the characteristic marks of all great novelists. No one in Italy today writes novels which have the vigour of style, the power of craftsmanship, the structure, or the social relevance which I found in some, even the latest, works of Grazia Deledda such as La Madre (1920) [The Mother] and Il Segreto dell'uomo solitario (1921) [The Secret of the Solitary Man].» Signed copies of Grazia Deledda's works are quite scarce, and copies of "La Madre" in the first edition are exceedingly so. Our search of the auction records reveals only one signed copy of any of Grazia Deledda's works having come to auction in the last 42 years. A Very Good copy of an exceedingly scarce book, SIGNED BY GRAZIA DELEDDA. RARE.

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        "WHERE The WEST BEGINS". Spearfish, South Dakota. 1920 - 1923

      Spearfish, S.D.:. 1920 - 1923.. Album: 7" x 10-7/8". Leaf size: 6-3/4" x 10-3/4". 80 pp. First & last blank.. Brown leather album with 8-line poem & image of a Native American standing beside a fire with smoke rising, printed and/or painted on front. ÒSpearfish S. D.Ó printed on rear cover. Brown cord tie.. Modest binding wear. Album - Very Good. Photographs - generally. clear & sharp. Very Good [or better].. The images primarily depict students, faculty and events at the Spearfish State Normal Training School, now Black Hills State University, in Spearfish, South Dakota, as well as geologic attractions in the vicinity. Such attractions include: Lookout Mountain, Spearfish Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls, DevilÕs Tower, Crystal Cave, Ice-Box Canyon, Black Hills, and more. Also featured are the areas of Deadwood and Lead, South Dakota. These photographs were evidently taken by a core group of friends Ð mostly women Ð who took trips into these areas, primarily in the summer of 1920.& & The town of Spearfish, South Dakota, was surveyed / staked out in 1876, and officially incorporated in 1888. Spearfish State Normal Training School was established in 1883, listed as having had 40 students in 1884. The School was renamed Black Hills Teachers College in 1941 and then officially designated Black Hills State College in 1967, and then University in the 1989. & & The album's compiler is not explictly stated, but we suspect Verna Stumpf, who is featured in ~ 60 of the photographs. As supporting evidence, we note there was one Verna Stumpf listed as Chemistry teacher on staff in 1921, the time of the photographs. There are also several photographs of the chemistry laboratory in the album. One of the photographs taken in 1923, mentions a Òboss,Ó which would add further weight to the argument that the compiler of the album was on staff of the school, which Verna was by that time. Verna Stumpf is almost always identified as ÒV. StumpfÓ when pictured. As the handwriting differs from that of the captions, and it would seem unlikely Verna herself would have written her own name underneath the relevant photographs, so we presume this was done later. & & This photograph album a wonderful primary source, offering a unique visual documentary glimpse into the early years of the University & surrounding western South Dakota. . 257 b/w images, size ranging from 2 x 1-1/2" to 6-1/2" x 8-1/2", with the majority either 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" or 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". Many are captioned in white pencil, albeit in 2 different hands.

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        VINTAGE Early 1900's Original Photograph Album (Containing 80 B/W Photos) / Several Photos of Black Americana Interest, Horse and Carriage and Baseball

      Unknown: Original Photograph Album, 1920. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Black Americana)(Baseball) ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (not signed or dated). Unknown Locations: Early 1900's. Album measures 5 X 6 Inches. Contents include 80 photographs. Photos of African American children in ratty clothing as well as as a few others of a wedding and farm-hand. Others photographs include several shots of horses, carriages, boys posing in front of a large Coca-Cola sign and several of an unknown baseball team. In original album. VG condition overall.

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        N°1 (Janvier-Février)-1920, 3ème année. La Gazette du Bon Ton. Art, Modes et Frivolités. Revue Mensuelle.

      VOGEL, Paris 1920 - Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Lucien Vogel Directeur,1920, petit in-4, en feuilles, sous chemise éditeur illustrée d'une rose aux feuilles bleues. Cette revue de mode du début du XXème siècle est considérée comme la plus remarquable et est devenue la plus recherchée. Les auteurs en vue participent à sa rédaction, tels Roger Boutet de Monvel, Mac Orlan, Henri Bidou, Marcel Astruc. Leurs rubriques concernent tant la mode( le madras, la redingote, coiffures.), que les spectacles, les chroniques mondaines. Les illustrations, pour beaucoup réalisées au pochoir, sont l'oeuvre des plus grands artistes, tels BENITO, BOUTET de MONVEL, BRISSAUD, DUFY, LEPAPE, MARTY, ROMME. Restauration à la couverture, fines piqûres et salissures. "La plus importante et recherchée des revues de modes contemporaines. La Gazette du Bon Ton, tant par ses illustrations que par ses articles, constitue la meilleure représentation que nous ayons de la période Art Déco" (In Jeanne Laffitte, 50 revues 1890/1930) ; "Le plus important et le plus intéressant pour les modes contemporaines" (in Carteret IV, 180) ; "Luxueuse revue de mode vestimentaire tout en couleurs dans laquelle les dessinateurs sortent de leur style habituel pour aller vers l'illustration" (in Dico Solo, 332). Livres

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      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920 - The author's second novel, combining mystery and western themes in a superb narrative of pursuit. In the book, Brand introduces a motif he would return to in many of his subsequent works. As one critic summarized it, "the hero's Oedipal search for his father [as] his trailin' becomes The Quest of all young men on such journeys." It was filmed as TRAILIN' (1921) starring Tom Mix, and as A HOLY TERROR (1931), with George O'Brien. Spine lettering faded; a very good copy in a very good example of the excessively rare dustwrapper, with a few chips and thins, and some staining to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monografia dell'abete.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1920, 16mo m.tela editoriale, cop. ill. a colori, pp. 335 con 125 ill. n.t. Copia ex biblioteca USA (ma "withdrawn") ma stato di nuovo.

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        Original lithographed poster: ??????? ??????. I. ????? II. ???????? III. ??????? ???? ["Read Aloud! 1. Newspapers 2. Literature 3. Science Books"]

      Moscow: Izdatel'stvo "Doloi negramotnost, [1920]. Lithograph in colors, 67cm x 102cm (ca 26" x 40"). Private ownership stamps to three blank portions; faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, with brief splits at extremities; minor rubbing at extremities, not affecting text or image; an excellent, unrestored example, Grade A-/B+. Unbacked. & & An early, large and colorful poster in the "lubok" style, urging upon all literate citizens the responsibility to read aloud and educate their less fortunate brethren. The upper panels offer suggestions for what to read -- "Newspapers," "Tales" (i.e. literature) and "Science Books." The bottom panels enumerate the best places for a reader to draw an audience -- the social club, the school, the tea room, the farmyard, etc. & & Such posters derived their visual language from the traditional Russian lubok, a pictorial, narrative broadside, often block-printed, which, beginning as early as the seventeenth century, served as "a sui generis encyclopedia, newspaper, satire sheet, book and entertainment" (O.D. Baldina, Russkie narodnye kartinki p.3, quoted in Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster, New Haven: 1988). During the Revolution, the form was revived by such artists as Bilibin and Mayakovsky to present visual propaganda to a generally illiterate or semi-literate audience. These modern lubki generally had a straightforward pedagogical intent and were intended for distribution in rural areas where literacy rates were lowest (see White, The Bolshevik Poster, p.3). Given this tendency to far-flung distribution, the fragile paper used in production, the rather ephemeral nature of the message, and the unsophisticated visual style of these posters, we find very few of them in commerce. The current example is a splendid representative of the genre, and in unusually fine condition.

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        DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SALMON FISHING IN THE TWEED With a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc.

      6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. xvii, with preface, errata, contents, index of illustrations, and 298 pgs of text, plus adverts on single pg. In original green cloth binding with blind-stamped rules and decoration on cover with gilt otter devouring a salmon, mermaid on back cover, and gilt lettering and eagle on spine. 13 color lithographs and 9 B&W vignettes, all accounted for in this copy. RARE original cloth binding of the first printing of this desirable book. A custom clamshell case has been made for it c. 1920, in dark green linen with the title in gilt lettering on spine, with 1843 date, a very nice case is very good condition, lined in matching green paper. Illustrations by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, Charles Landseer, William Simson, and Edward Cook. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; corners are bumped as are ends of spine. Very little edge wear, covers very clean with a few slightly paler areas to front. Spine is slightly faded, with 1" tear to upper rear of spine. Front hinge is slightly weak, with fine crack inside, ditto rear hinge, though it is much firmer. Mild foxing to endpapers and some pgs, also to the borders of the illustrations, though the illustrations themselves are very clean and good. Text overall very clean and fresh, and binding very solid with no loose pgs. In brown ink at top of title pg is the name Augustus Frederick Thistelhwayte, Dec 14th, 1880. A lovely copy in rare original binding, and carefully stored for nearly a century in a fine clamshell case.

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      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."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).Lattimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138. Gettings, p.179. Hamilton, p. 185.

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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXV. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1920 - März 1921

      München, 1920 - 1921.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VI, 352 S.; VI, SS. 353-700. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Die Münchner satirische Zeitschrift hatte nach ihrer unrühmlichen Parteinahme im Ersten Weltkrieg und durch den veränderten Geschmack des Publikums in den 1920er Jahren mit niedrigeren Auflagen zu kämpfen. - Berieben. Blöcke im vorderen Gelenk jeweils leicht angebrochen.

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      Paris, Gaston Boutitie, 1920.** . Renefer. Relié de l' époque, demi - veau bleu, dos à nerfs (5) doré, plats de papier marbré, 22,5x28,5cm, (2) couverture originale,185pp (4), couverture originale, (2), illustré. Edition définitive. Illustrée de 89 dessins d' après nature dont dix en couleur, de RENEFER gravé sur bois par Eug. Dété. N° 163 / 300 exemplaires numérotés.

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        The Writings Of Thomas Hardy. In Prose And Verse, With Prefaces and Notes. The works include: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Return of the Native, Wessex Poems, Under the Greenwood Tree, Desperate Remedies, etc

      New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, [1920]., 1920. The Anniversary Edition. 21 volumes, 8vo. Elegantly bound in recent mid green half morocco with two, red and dark green title labels and gilt to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated with photogravures. A very attractive set.

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      Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer, 1920. Of an edition limited to 485 copies this is one of 450 copies on Velin. This copy is not numbered, but inscribed to a friend of the publishers and signed by Kieffer. Illustrated with 26 colored pochoirs by Andre Domin. 363 pp. Text in French. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy Half polished morocco over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Binding rubbed at several places along both hinges ( very minor ), else a nice, fresh, clean copy in a clam-shell case. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        D J Densmore and the Densmore Memorial Tourney, 1918

      Stroud: Chess Amateur, 1920 239 pages with 2 plates, diagrams and index. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. From the library of Edgar Halladay. A C White's Christmas series(Betts: 33-22) 1st edition. Contains a biographical sketch of Densmore, by Sim, a 62 page study of his problems by Hume (including 80 examples), 54 further examples of his work (chiefly 3 movers, 4 movers and self mates), an 85 problems by various composers entered in the memorial Tourney. Solutions appear on pages 223-235. Includes an index of composers. From the library of Edgar Holladay with his notes through out and new problem tipped on to page 124 with his solution. Holladay was a well known composer especially in the field of helpmates, International Master in composing and an International Judge. Condition: Previous owner's name on front paste down in pencil (not Holladay's). Recased with original spine laid on, soiled, edge wear. About a very good copy issued without jacket. . First Edition. Original Cloth. About Very Good. Small Octavo.

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      Paris: Grenelle. Very Good with no dust jacket. ca 1920. Hardcover. Chromotype; 4to 11" - 13" tall; ca4800 pages; The Book of the thousand nights and one night. Literal and complete translation of Dr. JC Mardrus. French language text. Original attractive 1/2 morocco leather and marbled boards; crubbed extremities. Plates and illustrations. Page borders. Light browning to pages. Handsome large volumes weighing in at about 60 pounds. Large frames varied colors and 156 color plates reproducing miniatures of ancient manuscripts Persian and Hindu. Apparently Mardrus' French translation could be seen as an interpretation more than a translation. Mardrus's version of the Arabian Nights is racy, elegant, and highly readable. It is mentioned explicitly in the pages of A Remembrance of Things Past . Mardrus inserted a lot of imaginative material of his own, and his translation is therefore not wholly authentic, even though it is very well written and developed. As a doctor for the French government, he worked throughout Morocco and the Far East. He produced other translations. Fine binding. .

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