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        ACQUAFORTISTI ITALIANI. Raccolta di 450 acqueforti, acquetinte, puntesecche, di 130 artisti contemporanei.

      Cesare Ratta s.d. (1920 ca.). In-4 gr., 3 voll., bross. figur. (piccoli strappi). L'opera è cosi' composta: - Vol. I, pp. (22), con una racccolta di 125 tavv. di 30 artisti del Novecento (Baglioni, Bartolini, Boglione, Brugnoli, Carbonati, Casanova, Croatto, ecc.) e commento di Raffaello Biordi, precedute dalla riproduz. di 32 incisioni di 20 artisti dell'800 (Bianchi, Conconi, Fattori, Fontanesi, Piccinni, Rayper, Signorini, ecc,) e commento di Alfredo Petrucci. - Vol. II: pp. (6), con la riproduz. di 160 incisioni di 45 artisti (Bucci, Casanova, D'Achiardi, Disertori, Fagiuoli, Ferro, Fegarotti, Forghieri, Galetti, Giorgi, Gorni, Graziosi, Grondona, Guaccimanni, Lipinsky, Mainini, Maselli, Mentessi, ecc.) - Vol. III: pp. (6), con la riproduz. di 172 incisioni di 52 artisti (Mauroner, Mazzoni-Zarini, Melis-Marini, Papalia, Passauro, Petrucci, Pietra, Roeder, Rossini, Ulvi Liegi, Vatteroni, Vitalini, Viviani, Lega, Soffici, ecc.). Quadro ampio e preciso della incisione italiana su rame e su zinco, a morsura e a bulino, con particolare riferimento ai moderni, senza dimenticare alcuni maestri dell'Ottocento. Tirat. di 500 copie numer. Solo una tav. nel 1° vol. con lievi abras., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Confessions de minuit. Illustrated by C. Fayot

      Paris: Mercure de France. 1920. Unique copy on Lafuma, with the original art by C. Fayot, from a total issue of 2263; handsomely rebound in 3/4 black morocco and ivory lacquered paper boards, spine with gilt lettering, t.e.g., original wrappers and backstrip bound in, fine. This copy contains the original art for this edition, including 11 original charcoal and gouache drawings hors-texte, a cover design, all signed by the artist C. Fayot. Each of the ten plates proper is preceded by a stencil drawing in pencil on tracing paper, accompanied by the page number and in one case a quotation indication which passage it depicts. This copy was probably the maquette for a planned edition to be illustrated with engravings.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        The Magician

      New York: George H. Doran. c. 1920. Later edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition by Doran, but the Second American edition. c. 1920, judged by the titles on the rear panel of the dust jacket. Hardcover, green cloth. A Near Fine copy in a Good example of the scare dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on the fly leaf; light fading to the endpapers; clean contents; tight, square binding. The DJ is missing a 1x2-inch piece from the top of the spine and rear panel shallow loss at the the foot of the spine and corners. 'The story of a 20th century revival of Black Magic' with the protagonist loosely based on Aleister Crowley. One DJ now housed in a mylar wrap.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Economic Consequences of the Peace

      Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920: First edition, First Printing with matching date of 1920 on title page and copyright page, with a very early state dust jacket noted as "30th Thousand" on the front panel. The book is in Good+ condition, in a Good+ dust jacket. Pages are clean and free of markings, but are age toned. Small abrasion to the front hinge, perhaps made during production of the book. Blue cloth is lightly faded and rubbed, with light touches of edge wear. The gilt lettering on the spine is sharp and well preserved. Spine ends show light wear. The dust jacket shows sunning and edge wear, with an archival repair to a split along the front spine fold. The jacket shows occasional surface wear, light chipping, and a few small, light stains. Early dust jackets such as this one are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Z Díla: Satky A Sátky [Se Slovenska] The Works: Scarves and Shawls [with Slovakia] Upozornéní Obraz c 17. v nasem albu je vydáno téz jako samostatný obraz velikosti cí x ze cm ve skvelé reprodukci tríbarevné neotypie [Note image C in our album is also released as a separate image size 49 x 62 cm from the great three colour reproduction neotypie]

      Reprodukce a tisk Unie v Praze [Reproduction and printing of the Union in Prague] circa 1920. Publisher's original silk tied card wrapped covers [soft back]. Landscape 8'' x 11''. Contains 17 superb mounted colour plates on card stock followed by 12 printed pages of descriptive Czech text by Dr. Alois Kolísek. Separately enclosed is a card showing number 16 of 16 and explaining about the separate image from the great three colour reproduction neotypie, this is mounted on white card and is loosely inserted. Foxing to the end papers and page text, no foxing to the mounted plates, neat repairs to the card covers, damp stain to the top front cover. Extremely scarce. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        A Savant's Vendetta

      Pearson, London 1920 - Name on front endpaper, bookseller's small label on front pastedown and covers faded otherwise very good in dust jacket with internal tape mends, faded spine, several closed tears, chip on front panel and at top of spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Mordida Books]
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        THE SACRED WOOD: ESSAYS ON POETRY AND CRITICISM

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., London 1920 - First Impression. Octavo; first issue binding in blue cloth, with publisher's imprinted measuring 3mm at base of spine and no ads bound at the rear; titles stamped in blind on front panel and in gilt on spine; 155pp, [1]. Corners gently tapped (though still sharp), vintage bookseller's label to front pastedown, with an ancient, typed bookseller's description (2.5 lines) gently pasted onto base of rear endpaper; Near Fine. In a later state dustjacket, with sub-title printed on front panel, with listing of "Books by A. Clutton-Brock" to rear panel, showing "What is the Kingdom of Heaven?" as being in the sixth edition; gentle sunning to spine, thin sliver of a chip at crown, and a trifle edge-worn; Very Good+. Eliot's fifth book and first collection of essays, culled from the pages of The Egoist, The Athenaeum, The Arts and Letters, and The Times Literary Supplement. Scarce in anything approaching a presentable jacket. Gallup A5.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Il biglietto da visita italiano. Contributo alla storia del costume e dell'incisione nel secolo XVIII.

      Subject: (Tipografia - Arte della stampa). Bergamo, Ist. Italiano Arti Grafiche, (1920), 4to t.tela editoriale grigia, dorso restaurato, pp. 215 con 676 ill. n.t. in nero e col. La rara e bellissima edizione originale, stampata in numero molto limitato di copie,

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        AN OLDER WOMAN CARESSES AND STROKES A YOUNG BOY'S ORGAN.

      A HIGHLY EROTIC PRINT [Japan n.d. c.1920' - s]. A color printed woodblock print, verygood, horizontal format 29.5 x 20.5 cm., pastel colors, goodregistry & color, reprint of an 18th century print. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2013Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Irish Fairy Tales

      London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.,, 1920. Quarto. Original quarter vellum, tan boards, titles and decoration to spine and upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a cloth slipcase. With 16 tipped in colour plates mounted on cream paper, captioned tissues and 21 black and white illustrations throughout the text. Mild soiling to vellum, corners lightly bumped, mild rub to mid of spine, else a beautiful copy of this desirable Rackham title. Limited edition of 520 copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Age of Innocence

      D. Appleton & Co, 1920-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1920: First Edition, First Printing; with a "(1)" on the last page of text indicating a first printing. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. In About Good condition. The spine is worn, with heavy wear and splitting at both ends. The cloth covered boards show rubbing, sunning and soiling, with a vertical bubble to the front cover; worn corners. The paste downs have remnants of articles being pasted on, as well as offsetting from this to the free end papers. The front free end paper has a previous owner name written in pen, as well as a barely legible gift stamp (some sort of gift to the Armed Forces) that had been once penciled over, then erased. The pages are lightly age toned and show light occasional foxing. The text is clean, with no marking. A few pages have a faint grey stain at the gutter. True first printing of this Pulitzer Prize winning classic.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        THE BIBLE. GENESIS. From the Creation until the Deluge. Twenty Five Original Coloured Lithographs

      Jerusalem:: Palestine Art Publishing,, 1920. First Edition. Near Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        And Even Now.

      London: William Heinemann, 1920 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Magician

      George H. Doran c 1920, New York - First edition by Doran, but the Second American edition. c. 1920, judged by the titles on the rear panel of the dust jacket. Hardcover, green cloth. A Near Fine copy in a Good example of the scare dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on the fly leaf; light fading to the endpapers; clean contents; tight, square binding. The DJ is missing a 1x2-inch piece from the top of the spine and rear panel shallow loss at the the foot of the spine and corners. 'The story of a 20th century revival of Black Magic' with the protagonist loosely based on Aleister Crowley. One DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        THE BITTERNS A BOOK OF TWELVE POEMS

      Evanston: Monroe Wheeler, [1920].. Small octavo. String-tied pictorial wrappers after a design by Frederik Newquist. Tiny sliver chips at tips of three fore-corners, clean split at spine fold, otherwise a fine copy of this fragile booklet. First edition of the author's first separate publication, signed by him on the first blank.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Night and Day

      New York: Harcourt Brace, 1920. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full green morocco, t.e.g. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1920). First American Edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Terre brulle (Storielle di caccia).

      Subject: (Caccia). Milano, Casa Editr. del Cacciatore Italiano, 1920, 8vo br. originale, cop. ill. pp. 189 con ill. n.t. Parte inferiore del dorso mancante, ma sempre opera di grande rarit?. Ceresoli, 84.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Photograph of Cardozo with Inscribed Studio Card

      1920. Handsomely Framed Image of Cardozo with Inscribed Card Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. [Photograph of Brandeis in Judicial Attire with Inscribed Studio Card]. Washington: The Clinedinst Studio, 1920. 8" x 10" portrait black-and-white photograph and 3" x 5" card inscribed and signed in bold hand above an engraved brass plaque. Handsomely matted and glazed. Small scrape to top section of frame, otherwise fine. * The card is dated November 5, 1932. Cardozo, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1932 to 1938, was one of the most influential American jurists of the twentieth century.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Martin Arrowsmith [inscribed and signed]

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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Calvin Coolidge Signs a Photograph For the Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission

      Calvin Coolidge Signs a Photograph For the Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission.& Charles C. McChord was a Kentucky railroad commissioner and judge who during the Wilson administration came to Washington as one of the Interstate Commerce Commissioners. By the 1920's, McChord was chairman of the Commission. Presidents Harding and Coolidge were interested in getting railroad rates for agricultural products reduced and doing what they could to influence the ICC and McChord, its head. A 9 by 12 inch photograph of Coolidge, almost surely as President, inscribed and signed "To Honorable & Mrs. Charles C. McChord, with appreciation for their many acts of friendship." It is tantalizing to wonder if this small but personalized gift was part of Collidge's campaign to curry favor wth McChord.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        LES PEINTURES DES MANUSCRITS ORIENTAUX DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE

      Membres de la Société française de reproductions de manuscrits a Peintures, Paris - sans date ( 1920 ) .- 325 pages.- Avec 86 planches .- Demi maroquin havane à coins. filets dorés sur les plats .- Dos à nerfs avec décor mosaiqué , tête dorée . ( REL. BLANCHETIERE ) bel exemplaire .- Very fine .- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MAGNASCO]
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        The Phantom Of The Opera

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini]
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        The Sleeping Beauty

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Sacred Wood

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

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        The Earth Motor

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Sacred Wood. Essays on Poetry and Criticism

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

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

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

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

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

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        Proof etching: Three ducks descending from the left onto open water, two others visible in the distance above the marsh

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Catherine Herself

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Flappers and Philosophers

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

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Autograph textual manuscript signed ("Ch-M Widor") relative to the Conservatoire Franco-Américain de Fontainebleau

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

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        THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY By ALBERT EINSTEIN 1920 First Edition (Rare)

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

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

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

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        SOUTH; THE STORY OF SHACKLETON'S LAST EXPEDITION 1914-1917

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

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        Gorno. Letzter Sommer. Graphisch gestaltetes Skizzenbuch von einem Künster mit 6 orginal farbigen Zeichnungen. Format der Zeichnungen 13 x 13 cm. Buch 28 x 24 cm. Eingehängte Zeichnungen auf Fotokarton.

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

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        EIN SOMMER SKIZZENBUCH VON PASCIN. Signed

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

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        Higher Magic, Magic for the Artist

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

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        Hanselima

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

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        Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1920. Large 4to, [2, blank], [2, limitation leaf], x, 318, [2, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on cream paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-one drawings in black and white.Original quarter vellum, ruled in gilt, over parchment boards. Front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very good copy in a modern slipcase. Limited to 520 copies, signed by the artist. "Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918)É and his friend James Stephen's collection Irish Fairy TalesÓ. They were, and remain, amongst his most popular books. Lattimore and Haskell, p. 52.

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        Vårt Vackra Stockholm (Our Beautiful Stockholm)

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

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        BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT: A Plain and Literal Translation of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments.With Introduction Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights.

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

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

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

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        Iron Bolt from Nelson's Flagship

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Un Document sur l'Impuissance d'Aimer suivi de Erythrée *

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

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