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        UNCLE WIGGILY ORIGINAL ART: ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER

      - (CAMPBELL,LANG)illus. UNCLE WIGGILY ORIGINAL ART for comic strip by Howard Garis. Garis originally created Uncle Wiggily for a newspaper comic strip and it became so popular that it was nationally syndicated on a daily basis. Lang Campbell is the artist who drew the characters which later evolved into many books. Offered here is a fabulous 4 panel continuous pen and ink strip that appeared in the Saturday newspapers circa 1920. The image measures 12/1/4" wide by 3 1/2" high on high quality paper. Signed in the corner, it is in fine condition with pencilled caption in the margin reading "One Good Turn Deserves Another" and with each panel featuring Uncle Wiggily (plus other characters). Each panel is remarkably detailed and amazingly has none of the usual white-out corrections that usually appear on these types of pieces.

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        AN OBSERVER IN MALAY

      1920. [one of 25 copies] London: Printed for The Author for Private Circulation Only | By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd., 1920. Original dark red wrappers. First Edition, being one of 25 numbered copies, of which this is No 10. This was the eighteenth of the twenty very-limited-issue Conrad productions by Thomas J. Wise (issued with Conrad's permission). This piece -- a review of Hugh Clifford's STUDIES IN BROWN HUMANITY -- had originally appeared in the 23 April 1898 issue of the Academy, and would later be collected in NOTES ON LIFE & LETTERS. This is a just-about-fine, unopened copy (just a hint of wear at the fore-edge of the final internal leaf, one light crease to a wrapper corner). Provenance: with the discreet bookplate from the renowned Conrad collection of Stanley J. Seeger. Cagle A46. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, July 14th, 1915 - William Randolph Hearst Cover Photo - He Led This Country Into One War - he Has Helped to Keep it Out of Another, Plus: The War of 1920 - 2nd Instalment

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. 20 pages. Features: The Trade in the Tools of Death, by George Sylvester Viereck - an account of the tremendous development of the manufacture of munitions of war in the United States showing how this country, allegedly neutral, is helping to prolong the European conflict by furnishing firearms and explosive to the British Allies; Cartoon by A. Staehle shows the Prince of Peace coming out of Bethlehem, Palestine, and hell going out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the form of munitions on railcars; White List - A list of some companies what have refused to manufacture arms and ammunition and ammunition-related manufacturing machinery; Money From Death - a partial list of American companies engaged in the manufacture of munitions of war; Victory - In Battle and in Balkan Diplomacy; The War of 1920 - 2nd Instalment; The Ocean Travelers' Suicide Club; Arm the German Ships in New York Harbor; The Cleveland Automatic Company and the New York Times - poison shrapnel being provided to the Allies; Mr. Pulitzer in Looking-Glass Land - he seems to exist in a land where everything is the reverse of the truth; The Verdict - Guilty! - England on the Witness Stand; Spring's Awakening in Berlin, by Louis Viereck; Ad for Kaffee Hag on back cover; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Covers loose but present, otherwise a sound copy. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

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        Antique 6 Sided Wood Block Puzzle

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

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        FAIRY TALES

      1920. 1. (APPLETON,HONOR)illus. FAIRY TALES by Hans Christian Andersen. NY: Thomas Nelson, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), blue pictorial cloth. AS NEW IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX (box VG with flaps repaired). First edition. A very beautiful edition of 14 fairy tales (Snow Queen, Ole Luk-Oie, What the Moon Saw, Red Shoes, Little Match Girl etc), illustrated by British artist Honor Appleton (of Josephine fame) with pictorial endpapers, 12 magnificent color plates plus numerous detailed pen and ink drawings all throughout the text. This is an outstanding copy, rarely found with the box.

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        ?? ????? - ???????? - ?????? ????? (The State Publishing House - Yes to Books, No to Vodka)

      Moscow: State Publishing House Gosizdat, [1920]. Lithographed poster in four colors; 68cm x 53cm (ca 26-1/2" x 21"). Printed on thin, uncoated stock. Faint wear and soil; original fold lines visible, still a bright, nicely preserved example. Grade B+/A-. No restorations; not backed. & & The somewhat impressionistic image is of a peasant receiving inspiration through literacy training while a discarded, broken bottle of vodka occupies the foreground. The great Soviet literacy campaign ("Likbez") of the Twenties and Thirties brought the national literacy rate from around 40 percent to near 100 percent and was one of the major achievements of the early Bolshevik government. Peasants were taught to read through mandatory attendance at regional reading rooms, where designated readers would recite from state-approved texts (likely the scene being depicted in the present work). Likbez thus served simultaneously to educate the peasantry and as the primary outlet for state propaganda in the rural districts.

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        The Island of Sheep

      New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1920, 1920. First US Edition. 8vo. Publisher's lavishly decorated paper covered boards with yellow linen spine, a near fine copy with minor bumping and edgewear. In a very good priceclipped example of the scarce dustwrapper, darkened to spine panel worn to hinges with a triangle of loss to head of spine. Detatched at joints with neat archival repair. Internally clean and bright. A very pretty example of a scarce piece of political polemic from Buchan and his wife Susan, written pseudonymously.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Self portrait, signed ("A. Segovia")

      N.p, n.d [c.a. 1920s] - An accomplished self-portrait of a young Andrés Segovia, with long hair and round glasses 6 x 6-1/2 in. Pen and ink on laid paper. Some minor soiling

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        THE BIBLE. GENESIS. From the Creation until the Deluge. Twenty Five Original Coloured Lithographs.

      Palestine Art Publishing, Jerusalem 1920 - Near Fine copy in original linen backed boards with sun, minimal wear cover edges. Colored frontispiece and twenty-four additional color plates printed one side only, as issued. Text and figure legends in Hebrew and English. A beautiful presentation. Folio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collected Legal Papers [With] Autograph Letter From Holmes

      1920. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Collected Legal Papers. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. [ii], 316 pp. [And] [Autograph Letter On Supreme Court Letterhead, Signed O.W. Holmes and Dated February 3, 1921, Envelope, Signed and Addressed by Holmes, Pasted to Front Free Endpaper]. Single leaf folded to form four 8" x 5" pp., content on two sides. Original cloth, printed paper title panel and owner label to spine, Moderate shelfwear and fading, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped. Toning to text. Owner inscription (of "Harold W. Herrick/ Warfield, Kans./ March 7, 1921") to front pastedown, underlining and marks in pencil to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Light toning to letter, minor tears along fold lines. * A valuable compilation, this volume contains Holmes's most famous speeches and papers from 1885 to 1918. Its publication in 1920 was an important event in the legal community, and it was reviewed with great enthusiasm in the major journals and law reviews. Holmes's letter is a response to a question by Herrick. He wished to locate an article by Holmes written in 1889 for the Youth's Companion magazine. Holmes says he lacks a copy of the piece, but notes that its substance is restated and expanded in "The Bar as a Profession." He goes on to say that Herrick can find this essay in the Collected Legal Papers, "published last month by Harcourt, Brace & Howe." His letter ends with a few remarks about this piece.

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        Der Erwachte Schlafer; Die Geschichte von den Drei Derwischen

      Potsdam: Muller & Co, 1920. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Edmond Dulac. 8vo. (110)pp. With 10 tipped-in full color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. One of 150 copies on hand-made paper. Original half leather binding, spine decorated in blind and with a red lettering piece, gilt; decorated paper over boards. Boards yawning a bit, trace of edgewear else a near fine copy. Text in German.

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        Characteristic Portraits of the Various Tribes of Cossacks Attached to Allied Armies in the Campaign of 1815; Taken from Life at Paris: and Accompanied by Historical Particulars, and Authentic Descriptions of Their Manners, Costumes, Etc

      London. R. Ackermann. 1920. Bound gilt ruled full calfskin. Gilt tooled decorations to front and rear covers with embossed stringed instrument to front and rear covers. Gilt titles to spine. Marbled edges and endsheets. Small Folio. 9.25" x 13.0". The First Edition. Illustrated by 12 leaves of engraved plates. Ackermann's extremely rare study of the Cossack tribes and their way of life at the time of the Napoleonic conquest. Rebacked in contemprary morocce. Original morocco label liad-on. Covers rubbed with loss of most tooling to front cover.Sporadic Foxing throughout. A crisp, tight copy. An exquisitely rare item, records indicate no copy has appeared at auction since 1978.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Original erotic watercolour.

      Ca. 1920. 32 x 25 cm. Signed in ink. Watercolour and ink on heavy paper. A nude girl is lying on some colourful pillows with a book in her lap.. Alfred Proessdorf (1882-1925)He was born in Leipzig and was educated in Düsseldorf. He moved to Sweden and Gothenburg. He worked for satirical magazines, such as Sunday-Nisse and Rattle. Images are often elegant and gives a good idea of style in clothes and furnishings.He also worked with graphics, painting and theater decoration. He did the costumes for E. Bauer revues 1919-1923

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        Kreidolf, Ernst] Fitzebutze

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

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        This Side of Paradise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and blind to upper board. Spine titles a little dulled, top edge darkened, front hinges just starting, single spray of spotting over pages 256-6 but otherwise internally clean; a very good copy of a fragile book. First edition, first printing, of the author's first novel. With this novel Fitzgerald more or less invented the roaring Twenties, or at least positioned Zelda and himself at its very core. It was an instant success running to a number of printings in the first year.

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        A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations Made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919 THE CONFIRMATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

      London: Harrison & Sons, 1920. First edition, journal issue. Among the experimental results predicted by Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity was the bending of light by massive bodies due to the curvature of space-time in their vicinity. To test this prediction, the astronomers Eddington and Dyson organized two expeditions-one to Principe Island off West Africa, and the other to Sobral in Brazil-for the purpose of observing the May 1919 solar eclipse; the sun served as the ‘massive body,’ and an eclipse was necessary in order to observe the light coming from other stars. “The results were in agreement with Einstein’s prediction, the Sobral result being 1.98 ± 0.12 arcsec and the Principe result 1.61 ± 0.3 arcsec [about twice the amounts predicted by Newtonian theory].” (Twentieth Century Physics III, pp. 1722-23). It was upon the publication of these results in November, 1919, that Einstein became world famous. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, (p. 309) points out that the New York Times Index contains no mention of Einstein until November of 1919. From that date until his death, Einstein’s name appeared in that newspaper each year, usually many times. Large 4to (290 x 226 mm). In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 220, pp 291-333 with 1 photographic plate of the eclipse. The entire volume 220 [viii 470 pp ] offered here in latter full cloth with gilt spine label. There is some light offsetting from a paper label having been stuck at the inner top margin of the first page of the Eddington paper and there is some very light damp staining to the upper margin of these pages. Punctured library stamp to upper corner of page 389/390, no stamps or other institutional markings.

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        Children's Tales

      London: Leonard Parsons,, 1920. (From the Russian Ballet.) Illustrated by I. De B. Lockyer. Quarto. Original japon, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 plates. Binding lightly rubbed and spotted, endpapers spotted. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Copy number 2 from a limited edition of 12 numbered copies signed by the author. The limitation was originally intended to be 75, but this was reduced to twelve and Sitwell hand-corrected the printed number on the limitation leaf in each copy.

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        The Australian Victories in France in 1918 [presentation copy]

      London,: Hutchinson, 1920.. Large octavo, contemporary dedication signed "John Monash", frontispiece and 30 photographic plates, 9 folding maps, a few marks to edges and endpapers; an attractive copy in the original blue cloth, a few bumps. Very rare presentation copy of the first edition of Monash's account of the Australian battles of 1918, given to a Gallipoli veteran who had served with Monash as part of the 16th Battalion, and who also served during the Allied offensive of Summer 1918 which is the subject of the book. Monash's inscription reads: "To an old comrade with warm regards. John Monash Lieut. General. 20/7/20".Monash is one of the most interesting figures of the First World War, and was justly proud of his achievements in 1918, when over a period of 60 days Australian forces under his command were involved in a series of battles as the virtual spearhead of the British Army in France, 'a series of victories unsurpassed in the annals of the British army...' (ADB). Monash wrote this account in about a month while stationed in London just after the war. The detailed account also has three appendices: a note on divisions; a list with citations for the 29 Victoria Crosses awarded to the AIF during 1918; and the "Corps Orders for the Battle of August 8th, 1918" - that is, the so-called 'black day of the German army'.Although Monash did not address his inscription, the dedicatee is proven by two further manuscript notes on the front paste-down: "L.J. Goldie Capt. 6th Bn. H.Q. 4th Aust. Div." and "L.J. Goldie Broome W.A." Louis John Goldie had originally enlisted as Louis Isaac Goldstein, but changed his name in November 1918. He was born in Melbourne, but enlisted from Black Boy Camp in "Westralia". He was in the 16th Battalion (although the inscription here almost certainly reads "6th", it may be that it was written by his wife, as she made the same error in a 1969 letter regarding Goldie's Gallipoli Medal; see his file in the National Archives). He served as a Sergeant-Major at Gallipoli , was promoted Lieutenant in October 1916, and Captain in February 1919. During the course of the war he was wounded five times, including being invalided from Gallipoli in August 1915, and he died in 1950 from what his widow believed were "war causes". Goldie's occupation was listed as a Pearl Cleaner, which no doubt explains why he lived in Broome.

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        Frederick Locker-Lampson. A Character Sketch with a Small Selection from Letters Addressed to Him and Bibliographical Notes on a Few of the Books Formerly in the Rowfant Library

      London: Constable & Company, 1920. First edition. Covers a little rubbed and dust soiled, edges with foxing, occasional very light foxing on leaves, else fine. Royal octavo.

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        Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme

      London: Nisbet & Co.,, [1920]. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial block copied from the original cover to the front board, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers with original endpapers bound in, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous monochrome illustrations throughout. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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        Revue travestis N°182.

      La mode nationale & L. Demuylder 1920 - - La mode nationale & L. Demuylder, Paris _s.d. (circa 1920), 25,5x35,5cm, agrafé. - Edition originale. Rare numéro de cette revue d'inspiration Art Déco illustré de 16 gravures à pleine page en couleurs représentant costumes et déguisements de toutes les époques et de tous les peuples. Exemplaire bien complet de sa planche descriptive des costumes in-fine. Mors fendu en tête et en pied avec manques, la dernière planche tendant à se détacher du corps de la revue. La Mode [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SONESSONS HUFVUDKATALOG A-D.

      AB Wilh Sonesson&Co 1920, XVIII+624+208+412 + XII+216+288 + X+148 + VIII+140s mycket rikt illustrerad med stålstickavbildningar av firmans hela produktion. Utgivarens halvfranska band med förgyllda rygg- och pärmtitlar, svartpräglade pärmvinjetter, röda snitt; band A med ett mindre kapitälriss och är något lös i bindningen (ofrånkomligt p g a tyngden), något enstaka hundöra eller marginalriss, för hand inskrivet i varje band: Fiskeby Bruks AB, Inköpsavdelningen. Komplett i 4 uniformt bundna och välhållna volymer.. Firmans fjärde huvudkatalog i en upplaga om 10 000 ex (den första utgavs 1893 och omfattade 44 sidor). BAND A innehåller: A I: Verktygsmaskiner, Smidesmaskiner, Kompressorer och Pneumatiska Verktyg, Gjuterimaskiner och Fläktar, Ugnar och Svetsningsapparater; A II: Träbearbetningsmaskiner, Byggnadsmaskiner, Motorer; A III: Verktyg för Järn- och Metallbearbetning, Mätverktyg, Verktyg för Träbearbetning, Lyftredskap, Div Järnvaror och Metaller, Transmissioner. BAND B: B I: Järnrör och Rördelar, Värmeledningsmaterial, Armatur och Instrument för ånga och luft, Smörjapparater; B II: Pumpar och Sprutor, Kanalisationsartiklar, Vattenarmatur, Mät- och Filtrerapparater, Sanitära Installationsartiklar, Belysningsartiklar och Kokapparater för gas. BAND C: Maskinremmar och Remutensilier, Maskinpackningar, Tekn Gummivaror och Slangar, Smörjoljor, Isoleringsmaterial, Kem Tekn Artiklar. BAND D: Lättare Järnvägsmaterial, Verktyg för rälsutläggning, Magasins- och Fabriksvagnar, Vagnar och Apparater för gatuskötsel

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        RELATIVITY The Special & General Theory A Popular Exposition

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1920. First edition, first impression of the first English edition "This translation was first published in 1920"; pp. xiii, [3], 138, [2], [8 adverts]; b/w portrait frontispiece. Original red cloth binding, very good with a little general wear, a little faded to the spine and lettering dulled, slightly rubbed to edges. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's neat signature to the front fee end paper and a few notes to the rear end paper, a little very light pencil annotation to edges,otherwise unmarked, no foxing. A very good first edition copy.. First English Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

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        The Sleeping Beauty

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1920). Quarto. 110pp. One of 625 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with one tipped-in color plate and numerous silhouettes, several of them splashed with color. This is one of only two titles that Arthur Rackham illustrated with silhouettes; Hamilton writes, "It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humor by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work [sic] to lead the reader through the book." Covers slightly toned, with a few light water spots, corners rubbed, corners of lower board bumped, some faint offsetting from silhouettes, else a very nice copy in vellum-backed, white paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt. T.e.g.

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        The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia. Two volumes, complete

      London: Macmillan, 1920.. 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. First edition.

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        (Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's, (1920). Quarto. 151pp. One of 100 copies, signed by the illustrator, Edmund Dulac. With ten mounted color plates by Dulac. Rosenthal, a Parisian jeweler, commissioned Dulac to illustrate his work on the history and intrigue of the pearl. Drawing his inspiration from the Middle and Far East, these ten exquisitely colored illustrations are among the finest of Dulac's book illustrations. They are also among the last he would produce, as enthusiasm for deluxe illustrated editions waned in the years immediately following World War I. Along with the Arabian Nights, this is one of the scarcer books in Dulac's oeuvre. In the publisher's binding of vellum-backed gilt-decorated boards. Extremities show slight toning, else a fine, bright copy.

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        Krasnyi podarok belomu panu ("A Red Present to the White Landlords")

      Moscow: Literature Edition RVSR, (1920). Lithograph in three colors; printed recto-only on thin lithographic paper; 83cm x 60cm (ca 32" x 24"). Small (1") loss to left margin (away from image); darkening and toning to extremities; image bright and unfaded; grade B+/B. & & A major poster by one of the major propaganda artists of the revolutionary period, produced for the Polish campaign of 1920. Pictured in Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster, p.98. Rare (only one copy noted at auction in the past 20 years) and a high-spot in the history of revolutionary graphics.

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        Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open

      Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open.& & "The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting & of our stewardship...as we review the remarkable progress & which has been made in our undertaking..."& & Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was considered a mentor by the generation of generals who would lead the Allied forces in World War II. In 1920, the U.S. Congress authorized the President to promote Pershing to General of the Armies, a rank only he held at the time. In 1924 Pershing retired and devoted the rest of the 1920's and early 1930's to philanthropy. & & George Washington hoped to build for the Federal City "a church for national purposes," and Pierre L'Enfant, who designed Washington, D.C., set aside land (currently occupied by the National Portrait Gallery) for a national religious structure. Not in their lifetimes, nor in the succeeding century, was anything done to advance the project, however. Then in 1893, the Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from the United States Congress to establish the cathedral and Mount Saint Alban was chosen as the site. Construction started September 29, 1907, with a ceremonial address by President Theodore Roosevelt and the laying of the cornerstone. In 1912, Bethlehem Chapel opened for services in the unfinished cathedral. When construction of the cathedral resumed after a hiatus for World War I, its planners envisioned a grander design than the first schemes.& & In 1923, Reverend James Edward Freeman became Bishop of Washington and campaigned actively for increased private funding for the building. As Time Magazine reported in 1927, "Bishop Freeman's dramatization of Washington Cathedral makes it seem the biggest cathedral in the world." He established a committee designed to raise funds for its construction, and named Pershing as chairman and Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon as a member. A parallel women's committee was established later under Mrs. Robert Amory and Helen Noyes Brown. The next year, the men's committee met with Bishop Freeman to update him on its fundraising activities. It would not meet again until 1932, when it and the women's committee convened just months before the newly expanded building would open.& & Typed Letter Signed, Washington, January 23, 1932, to Mrs. Amory. "For some time, I have been anxious to meet again, personally, with the hundred or more men and women, representing all parts of the country, who have given me the honor of associating themselves with me on the National Committee for Washington Cathedral‹. The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting of our stewardship to Bishop Freeman and the Cathedral Chapter as we review the remarkable progress which has been made in our undertaking since we last met toward the close of 1928. It will give me great pleasure to express my personal appreciation for all that the members of the National Committee and of the National Women's Committee have done toward this inspiring achievement. To this end, may I have the pleasure of your company and that of Mr. Amory at luncheon at one thirty o'clock on Tuesday, February ninth, in the Refectory of the College of Preachers building at 3510 Woodley Road within the Cathedral Close? This time and place have been selected so that we may have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the main floor of the Cathedral and through the Crypts immediately following the luncheon. I sincerely trust that you and Mr. Amory may find it convenient to be present."& & May 5th of that year, Ascension Day, was chosen as the day the church would officially open. There was a sermon, broadcast nationwide by Freeman. President Hoover attended. Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open& & "The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting & of our stewardship...as we review the remarkable progress & which has been made in our undertaking..."& & Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was considered a mentor by the generation of generals who would lead the Allied forces in World War II. In 1920, the U.S. Congress authorized the President to promote Pershing to General of the Armies, a rank only he held at the time. In 1924 Pershing retired and devoted the rest of the 1920's and early 1930's to philanthropy. & & George Washington hoped to build for the Federal City "a church for national purposes," and Pierre L'Enfant, who designed Washington, D.C., set aside land (currently occupied by the National Portrait Gallery) for a national religious structure. Not in their lifetimes, nor in the succeeding century, was anything done to advance the project, however. Then in 1893, the Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from the United States Congress to establish the cathedral and Mount Saint Alban was chosen as the site. Construction started September 29, 1907, with a ceremonial address by President Theodore Roosevelt and the laying of the cornerstone. In 1912, Bethlehem Chapel opened for services in the unfinished cathedral. When construction of the cathedral resumed after a hiatus for World War I, its planners envisioned a grander design than the first schemes.& & In 1923, Reverend James Edward Freeman became Bishop of Washington and campaigned actively for increased private funding for the building. As Time Magazine reported in 1927, "Bishop Freeman's dramatization of Washington Cathedral makes it seem the biggest cathedral in the world." He established a committee designed to raise funds for its construction, and named Pershing as chairman and Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon as a member. A parallel women's committee was established later under Mrs. Robert Amory and Helen Noyes Brown. The next year, the men's committee met with Bishop Freeman to update him on its fundraising activities. It would not meet again until 1932, when it and the women's committee convened just months before the newly expanded building would open.& & Typed Letter Signed, Washington, January 23, 1932, to Mrs. Amory. "For some time, I have been anxious to meet again, personally, with the hundred or more men and women, representing all parts of the country, who have given me the honor of associating themselves with me on the National Committee for Washington Cathedral‹. The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting of our stewardship to Bishop Freeman and the Cathedral Chapter as we review the remarkable progress which has been made in our undertaking since we last met toward the close of 1928. It will give me great pleasure to express my personal appreciation for all that the members of the National Committee and of the National Women's Committee have done toward this inspiring achievement. To this end, may I have the pleasure of your company and that of Mr. Amory at luncheon at one thirty o'clock on Tuesday, February ninth, in the Refectory of the College of Preachers building at 3510 Woodley Road within the Cathedral Close? This time and place have been selected so that we may have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the main floor of the Cathedral and through the Crypts immediately following the luncheon. I sincerely trust that you and Mr. Amory may find it convenient to be present."& & May 5th of that year, Ascension Day, was chosen as the day the church would officially open. There was a sermon, broadcast nationwide by Freeman. President Hoover attended. &

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        Aarde-Globe van 32 cm doormeter. Opniew bewerket door H. Fischer." Erdglobus in niederländischer Sprache, neu bearbeitet von H. Fischer. Aus 12 Segmenten und 2 Polkappen zusammengesetzt, Maßstab 1 : 42.000.000

      Farbdruck auf Gipskarton bei Wagner & Debes, Leipzig, Lehrmittelanstalt Ludwig Julius Heymann um 1920. 0x32 cm. Durchmesser. Gesamthöhe 59 cm. - Modelle der Welt S. 337 vgl. - Ludwig Julius Heymann gab seit ca. 1860 Globen in den Größen zwischen 5 bis 36 cm heraus, es erschienen deutsche und fremdsprachige Modelle.Globus aus der Zeit nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Die vormals deutschen Kolonien in Afrika sind als engl. bzw. franz. Hoheitsgebiete dargestellt, St. Petersburg noch vor der 1924 erfolgten Umbennung in Leningrad. Mit Eintragung der Eisenbahnlinine und der von Dampfschiffen verlegten Seekabel mit deren Tiefenangaben.Tischglobus auf schlankem Holzschaft mit flacher Fussplatte, geneigte Achse mit gradiertem Meridianhalbkreis aus Messing. Im Bereich der Ozeane leicht gebräunt, kleine Einrisse u. a. an der Äquatorlinie repariert, kleine Fehlstellen im Kartenbild im Bereich von Grönland (2 x 4 cm), Russland (0,5 x 3 cm), Kaukasus (1 x 1,5 cm) und Ostafrika (2 x 2 cm in Dreiecksform) ergänzt. Sonst interessanter Globus in schönen Farben und gutem Erhalt.

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        GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS

      1920. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS. London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Typre Press, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, corners worn else tight, clean and VG++. Written by Aldin, this is the story of a mischievous Aberdeen Terrier, illustrated by him with 15 fine full page full color illustrations, 35 illustrations in blue line throughout the text, small color illustration on title page and pictorial endpapers - all printed on glossy paper. This is a nice copy of a very scarce and charming Aldin book.

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        Causeries ( in French )

      Aux Editions du Sagittaire Paris, Holland paper 1920 - PBO, October 18, 1920, 1st Limited edition, #501/750 Copies, Square 12 mo, with with Acetate DJ with tears & small chips Extremities, Original Wraps with paper label in red & Black , label chips along left edge & minor wear Extremities Cover with tiny piece missing across top spine, Spine has paper label, back cover small sticker from France, NF/VG, AS-IS, SOFTCOVER, Interior Nice, Tight Clean minor wear, 125 pgs, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Sleeping Beauty

      London, William Heinemann, 1920., 1920. First Rackham Edition; slim 4to. Publisher's illustrated paper covered boards with cloth spine; titles and decoration in black and pink. Deep pink pictorial dust jacket. Tipped in colour plate to first chapter; delicately illustrated throughout with Rackham's silhouettes, a few with little touches of colour. Slight bumping to spine and corners with a little smudging to front board. Some foxing to page edges, light toning to endpapers. Dust jacket showing some fading to spine area with a loss to upper spine, not affecting titles. A few marks to the back. Very good. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Dame mit Kind im Tiergarten

      Radierung von Lesser Ury um 1920. 23.5x17.8 cm. Papierformat: 32 x 27 cm. - Rosenbach 63 - Nr. 2 von 10 römisch nummerierten Abzügen der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japanpapier, bei Gurlitt / Berlin. Unten vom Künstler mit Bleistift signiert und nummeriert. Das Blatt erschien in einer Auflage von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten und 10 römisch nummerierten Exemplaren, "Vorzugsexemplare und manche Probedrucke stehen auf Japanpapier" (Rosenbach). - Der als Künstler dem Impressionismus nahe stehende Lesser Ury studierte in Düsseldorf, Brüssel und Paris (Lefèbre) Malerei, besuchte Flandern und München, wo er 1886 für kurze Zeit an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste studierte, bevor er sich 1887 in Berlin niederließ. Zu seinen bevorzugten Motiven gehören Darstellungen aus den Straßen Berlins und die Landschaft der Mark Brandenburg. Zu seinem 60. Geburtstag wird er als "künstlerischer Verherrlicher der Reichshauptstadt" geehrt. Schon 1920 hatte "das graphische Werk von Lesser Ury seinen Platz erobert und (wurde) in Sammlerkreisen hochgeschätzt".

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        The Jewish Peril. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1920 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. [2] vi, pp 1-96. The first English edition of this anti-Semitic hoax which purported to set out Jewish plans for world domination. This is the Eyre and Spottiswoode first edition of 1920 which has been nicely rebound in brown card wrappers with the original printed panel of the front cover laid down on the front card cover. The text is complete with occasional slight foxing. The ownership signature of 'Allen Watkins 1941' appears on the title page with a later address 'Littlecourt, The Slad, Stroud, Glos' written neatly below the title. Overall a Very Good copy of a pamphlet which is notorious not only for its noxious content but for ageing badly. Accompanying the text is a newspaper article from the 1920s detailing the decision of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association's decision 'that it was unnecessary for the Jewish Community to take any action.' Below in manuscript it is noted that 'A week afterwards the book was suppressed.' The historian Norman Cohn has stated that this pamphlet which enjoyed wide circulation in the 20s and 30s gave the 'warrant for genocide'. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like any further details about the book..

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        MUSIC IN PUSSYTOWN

      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1920 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition. Father Tuck's "Wonderland" Series. Pictorial cardwraps. 4 full page colour illustrations plus two tone illustrations of Wain's anthropomorphic cats. Accompanied by rhyme. Oblong format. Backstrip missing. Base of spine to first stitch is split and therefore contents a little fragile. Vertical crease in centre of book. Small patch of surface paper loss to front spine edge corner. Light browning to contents else lovely and bright. A nice copy of a scarce title. [S]

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        GREENWICH VILLAGE TYPES TENEMENTS & TEMPLES

      [New York: Printed and Published by the Artist, ca. 1920].. Quarto. Original cloth tape backed boards, with etched vignette. Separation between front free endsheet and second endsheet due to the weight of the boards, some creasing to spine, but a very good copy, internally fine. Rear panel of dust jacket present. First edition thus, and one of Wall's least common and most desirable productions, consisting of twenty-two original etchings printed from zinc plates in various hues, with each of the plates signed by the artist in the margin, accompanied by the original etched preliminaries, title, index and colophon. Wall had originally intended the edition to consist of fifty copies, but the zinc plates did not hold up sufficiently for that many impressions, and he reduced the edition to twenty-six copies (so corrected on the colophon in ink, and signed by him). Two of the original etched zinc plates are inlaid into the inside of the boards, in this case those for two of the best of the images: "Washington Square Arch" and "A Studio." A typed transcript of some comments Wall made in 1937 about the edition is laid in, along with a 1948 cover letter from Dawson's Book Shop. Weber does not note the truncation of the edition, gives a variant plate count - perhaps including some of the etched prelims in his count, as this copy collates complete according to the index, plus the two self- portraits - and notes "many copies have a cancelled plate embedded in the cover." As noted above, this copy, #22, has two of the original zinc plates, and unlike Father Weber's copy, has the etching on the upper board imprinted in the board itself, rather than on a separate label. The descriptive text leaf describes this as the "third state" of the project, no doubt referring to the 1918 TEN ETCHINGS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE. WEBER, p.31.

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        MAN'S BEST FRIEND. A PLEA TO A JURY

      New York: Bernhardt Wall, 1920. First Edition. cloth. Very Good. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in gray boards with a red cloth spine and an etched title laid down on the front cover. This famous and eloquent eulogy for a dog served as the subject matter for Wall's very first etched book. Copy #53 of only 125 copies designed and printed by Wall with each of the 15 pages being an ORIGINAL ETCHING by Wall. SIGNED by Wall. The front board is pulled away from the inside joint of Wall's crude binding, contents very nice. Laid in is a scarce four-page advertising brochure from Wall about the books he published.

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        The Works

      London,: Navarre Society, n.d., circa, 1920.. Twelve volumes, small octavo; engraved frontispieces by Cruikshank; a fine set in contemporary honey-brown polished half calf, spines gilt in compartments. A very attractive set of Fielding's works in an attractive signed binding by Ramage. The edition was prepared for the Navarre Society from the 1871 edition by Bickers & Son.Cross, II, pp. 117-22 & III, p. 317; Rothschild, 850.

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        Youth Diverting Age

      The Gainsborough Galleries, Liverpool., 1920. Size: 420 x 540 mm. Mezzotint . Printed colour. Very good condition. Artist's Proof signed in pencil. After George Morland's charming image showing children's amusements.

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        Yvonne George". Autograph manuscript.

      N. p., c. 1920. - 8vo. 6 pp. Manuscript of poem from the great Surrealist poet to his long-time muse, the Belgian actress and singer Yvonne George. Written on six loose leaves of faded notebook paper, it is a moving testament to his obsession and unrequited love for a woman who inspired two collections of poetry and figured a major artistic inspiration in his life.

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        Histoire Universelle - 4 Tomes et l'Index Général

      Aix-en-Provence: Société De l'Histoire Universelle, 1920 Edition originale "NON-COUPÉE". TRÈS RARE, à plus forte raison dans cet état. Tome I: [xvii] - 92 pages. (Tome I en très bonne condition). Tome II: 190 pages (Tome II en très bonne condition). Tome III: 157 pages (Tome III en très bonne condition). Tome IV: 220 pages - [1p] - 2p{Table des matières} (Tome IV en très bonne condition à l'exception du dos qui est bruni). INDEX GÉNÉRAL: 19 pages (papier légèrement bruni mais en bonne condition). Cette Histoire Universelle nous fait découvrir une autre facette de l'infatiguable et irremplaçable baron, que l'on qualifie souvent de "petit", alors "qu'immense" serait plus approprié, car son oeuvre est considérable, la partie olympique n'en représentant que la moitié. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        [Irving, Constance] A Child's Book of Hours

      London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, n.d. (ca. 1920). First edition. Large folio. Original color pictorial paper covered boards, cloth spine. IN ORIGINAL PRINTED LIGHT BROWN WRAPPER WITH PICTORIAL COVER AND LETTERING IN BLACK AND RED. One of the more cunning and unusual children's books of the early 1900's, this mammoth book was expertly produced with strong linen hinges, and all the pages printed onto very thick cardboard leaves. With such mechanical limitiations to overcome, the publishers succeeded in producing a monumentally pleasing work with brightly colored illustrations in the form of full-page color images, half-page colored line drawings and head and tailpieces, initials and embellishments throughout by Constance Irving. The book is seldom seen in its original wrapper. This copy is extremely fine with the wrapper in very good plus condition, onlys slight fraying and wrinkling.

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        Salome

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1920 First edition thus. With sixteen black and white illustrations by Audrey Beardsley. A very good copy, bound in red cloth, decorated with gilt art nouveau floral pattern, with slight discoloration to the bottom of the front cover, with some wear to the spine head and tail and corners, some rubbing to the spine hinges, small chip to the tail of the spine, with minor spotting to the front endpapers and throughout, with a small sticker pasted on the top right corner of the tile page, with a photograph of an actress (possibly one portraying Salome) adhered to the rear pastedown, otherwise fresh pages. Salome is a one-act play in which Oscar Wilde retells the Biblical story of the beheading of John the Baptist. In the play, Tetrarch Herod encourages his stepdaughter Salome to perform the Dance of the Seven Veils as entertainment for his guests, with the promise that he would bequeath anything she desired. Although horrified when she asks for John the Baptist’s head on a platter, Herod fulfils his promise to Salome and murders the prophet. Originally published in French, Salome was translated by Lord Alfred Douglas. This edition of Salome is complimented by Beardsley’s art nouveau illustrations whose grotesque beauty perfectly matches the plot’s sentiment. Interestingly, although both artist and illustrator were leading members of the Aesthetic Movement, Wilde and Beardsley were not close friends. Indeed, introductory author Robert Ross remarks, "It is interesting that [Beardsley] should have found inspiration for his finest work in a play her never admired and by a writer he cordially disliked.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Beardsley, Aubrey.

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        A CAROL. GOOD KING WENCESLAS

      NP. Printed by Edmund Evans. London. ND., Circa 1920. 4to. (10.3 x 7.5 inches). 26pp. 13 tipped in colour plates by King, including two with the text and music for the Carol. Text printed in blue on the blank page opposite each illustrated plate. Illustrated title, printed in blue, black, yellow and red, printed onto white paper, designed by King, tipped in to title page and on the front cover. Publishers grey paper wrappers with the colour title mounted on the front panel, above a printed label stating "Macbeth's of King Street wish all their little friends a Merry Christmas". The rear panel has a small square panel, again designed by Kind and printed in blue, yellow, black and red, on white paper, mounted onto the centre. The printers details are at the bottom of the rear panel. No other publication details are evident on the booklet. Damage to the bottom 1.5 inches of the paper spine and 3 of the tipped in plates with faint crease marks to the bottom inner corner, not affecting the image and not too noticeable, otherwise a very good copy of this scarce and fragile booklet. An interesting item showing the detailed and elaborate style of King's early work in the main plates alongside the bolder block colouring of her later illustrations. Published originally in the Christmas issue of The Studio in 1919 there are two issues in seperate book form, one issued by W. Rowe and this one by Evans. Some copies were used as promotional gifts by Macbeths, possibly a toy shop or childrens clothing store. Subsequently the book was issued in a cloth bindng with cover designs by Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale. Colin White; A guide to the printed works of Jessie M King. B133.ii (note).:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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