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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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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      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. . . ."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Les Romans. [The Novels]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        One Man's Initiation (First Edition)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La Contravention, Tous droits réservés

      Brussels: Dietrich & Co,, c 1920. Lithograph printed in colour. Size: 280 x 800 mm. Very good condition some light creasing. Humorous illustration of couple in an speeding motorcar being chased by a policeman on a bicycle. Signed in the plate by Fernel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Some British Ballads

      hardcover. Rackham, Arthur. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with a color frontispiece and 15 additional color plates, all mounted on stiff gray paper; few additional b/w drawings throughout. 170pp. Short square 4to, handsomely rebound in full blue morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. N.Y.: Dodd Mead & Co., (no date, circa 1920). A fine copy.

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        Blick auf Zürich (vom See her). Gouache auf Papier.

      91 x 85 cm, 102 x 95 cm, schön gerahmt, Rückseitig mit altem Etikett: «Otto Baumberger, Blick auf Zürich». Eine wunderbare Ansicht von Zürich, schöner als die Wirklichkeit! Baumberger, Otto (1889 - 1961). Grafiker, Bühnenbildner, Maler, Zeichner und Illustrator. Vertreter des Schweizerischen Expressionismus. Erneuerer der Plakatkunst. Professor an der ETH Zürich. Nach den üblichen Schulen und einer Jugend in kleinbürgerlichen Verhältnissen in Zürich-Altstetten bricht Otto Baumberger eine Textilzeichnerlehre und Ausbildung zum Lithografen in einem Zürcher Handwerksbetrieb vorzeitig ab. 1908-1911 Studienaufenthalte in München an der Staatlichen Kunstgewerbeschule und Königl.-Bayerischen Akademie für Bildende Künste, anschliessend in Berlin, London und Paris, wo er die Akademien Colarossi und Grande Chaumière besucht. 1910 erste Teilnahme an einer Ausstellung der Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. 1911 Lithograf an der Grafischen Anstalt J. E. Wolfensberger, Zürich. 1912 Heirat mit Hanni Manz, 1918 Geburt der Tochter Gertrud, im selben Jahr Trennung. 1913 erneute Reise nach Paris, Auseinandersetzung mit Expressionismus und Kubismus. Nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs Rückkehr in die Schweiz. 1920 Reise nach Berlin, durch Empfehlung von Max Reinhardt Engagement als Bühnenbildner am Deutschen Theater (1920 Urfaust, Regie Max Reinhardt); eine Daueranstellung schlägt Baumberger aus. 1922 Hilfslehrer an der Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. In der Folge breites Betätigungsfeld: intensive Plakatproduktion für verschiedene Kunden, Buchillustrationen, Briefmarken, Wandmalereien, Mitarbeiter beim Nebelspalter und am Zürcher Stadttheater, wo er unter anderem 1923 die Bühnenbilder für Hoffmanns Erzählungen von Jacques Offenbach sowie 1933 für Lohengrin von Richard Wagner baut. 1927 Heirat mit der Grafikerin Johanna Pulver, 1929 Geburt von Sohn Rudolf Caspar. 1929 erneute Reise nach Paris zusammen mit Oscar Lüthy und Walter Kern, Auseinandersetzung mit der abstrakten Malerei. Auf Anregung von Otto Salvisberg erhält Baumberger 1932 einen Lehrauftrag an der Architektur-Abteilung der ETH Zürich für das neue Fach Beziehung der Farbe zu Bau und Raum und wird 1947 zum ausserordentlichen Professor ernannt. Ab 1935 intensive Auseinandersetzung mit der Anthroposophie. Mitarbeit an der Schweizerischen Landesausstellung 1939 in Zürich: Wandbild mit Darstellungen aus der Schweizer Geschichte in der Abteilung Heimat und Volk sowie Bilder in der blauen Ehrenhalle. Ab 1943 neben grossen Erfolgen als Plakatgestalter vermehrt Auseinandersetzung mit christlichen Themen sowie der Weltliteratur (Faust, Divina Commedia, Don Quijote, Simplicius Simplicissimus, Ulenspiegel, Wilhelm Tell, Grimms Märchen) in Illustrationen und Malerei. 1949 Ausstellung zum 60. Geburtstag im Kunsthaus Zürich, die alle Sparten seines Schaffens vereint. 1959 Ausstellung in der Graphischen Sammlung der ETH. Im Alter von 72 Jahren stirbt Otto Baumberger in seinem Heim in Weiningen. Werkwürdigung: Die Wertschätzung, die dem Grafiker, vor allem dem Plakatgestalter, Otto Baumberger entgegengebracht wird, hat sein malerisches Schaffen in den Hintergrund gedrängt. In beiden Disziplinen lässt sich keine geradlinige Entwicklung feststellen; ein Nebeneinander von verschiedenen Stilen ist für Baumbergers Werk kennzeichnend. Dies hat die Literatur zum Teil als Problem, zum Teil aber auch als Ausdruck von grossem handwerklichen Können beurteilt. Zu Beginn seiner künstlerischen Arbeit ist Baumberger in erster Linie dem Expressionismus verpflichtet. In den grafischen Blättern mit gesellschaftskritischen Themen nähert er sich inhaltlich wie stilistisch George Grosz und Otto Dix an. Zusammen mit Fritz Pauli, Otto Morach, Hermann Huber und Ignaz Epper gehört Baumberger zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des Expressionismus in der Schweiz. Baumbergers Grafik und Plakate stehen ab 1910 hauptsächlich in der Tradition des Jugendstils, wie sie beispielsweise von Théophile Steinlen geprägt wurde. Ab 1915 übernimmt Baumberger Elemente des Art Déco, in den 20er Jahren der Neuen Sachlichkeit. Bemerkenswert ist, mit welcher Leichtigkeit er diese Stilrichtungen adaptiert. Seine Fähigkeit, eine bildliche Botschaft prägnant zu formulieren und zur Wirkung zu bringen, weist ihn als grosses Talent in der grafischen Gestaltung aus. Zudem beherrscht er praktisch alle Techniken der Grafik: Er ist ein hervorragender Lithograf, hat aber auch Holzschnitte und Radierungen geschaffen; zudem ist er ein guter Zeichner und bedient sich der Feder, des Bleistifts, der schwarzen Kreide und des Farbstifts mit der gleichen Selbstverständlichkeit. Um 1918 tauchen in seinem Plakatschaffen auch Exemplare mit symbolhaften Verkürzungen auf, zum Beispiel Jecklin, Baumann und Schweizer Woche, alle von 1919, sowie PKZ von 1925. Daneben haben in seinem Schaffen stets traditionelle Plakate, beispielsweise Schloss Kyburg von 1918 und Schöllenen-Bahn von 1919, ihren Platz. Zu zweifelhafter Berühmtheit gelangt ist sein Plakat von 1920, auf dem er mit einer karikaturhaften, bebrillten und maskulin gekleideten Frau für ein Nein zum Frauenstimmrecht warb. Als Klassiker des Schweizer Plakatschaffens gilt hingegen das Plakat Marque PKZ von 1923 mit seiner detailgetreuen Wiedergabe eines Herrenmantels mit aufgeschlagenem Kragen. In Plakaten zur Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs, zum Beispiel für das Rote Kreuz, bricht mit den aufrüttelnden Bildern von Verletzten und Hungernden Baumbergers expressionistischer Stil wieder durch. Bis ans Lebensende bleibt dieses Nebeneinander von verschiedenen Ausdrucksweisen bestehen. Otto Baumberger empfand seine Tätigkeiten sowohl im Bereich der angewandten als auch der freien Kunst, die er in seinen Schriften ungleich höher bewertete, immer als Konflikt, den er nicht zu lösen vermochte. Werke in folgenden Sammlungen: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Plakatsammlung; Zürich, Graphische Sammlung der ETH; Kunsthaus Zürich. Lexika: AKL, KLS, SKL, Vollmer. KLS Künstlerlexikon der Schweiz. XX. Jahrhundert. (SIK, Zürich)

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      "Officina Serpentis" for the "Georg Verlag" (1920-21), München - Sm. folio. One of 100 numbered copies of the deluxe edition printed on heavy "Zandersbütten" paper with handmade full vellum binding by Karl Ebert. Stamped golden border on front and rear board, gold lettering on spine. [2] pp. & 661 columns on 330 leaves & 1 numbered limitation page. Meticulously illustrated green and white initials throughout by Ansger Schoppmeyer. Parzival is a major medieval German romance by poet & knight Wolfram von Eschenbach. The 13th century poem centers on the Arthurian hero Parzival and his long quest for the Holy Grail. The work is loosely based on Chrétien de Troye's "Perceval, le Conte du Graal." Parzifal was the main source Richard Wagner used when writing the libretto to his opera, Parsifal. W. von Eschenbach himself appears as a character in another Wagner opera, Tannhäuser. Text of this edition transcribed by Karl Simrock. Parts of golden borders chipped, very minor foxing on front endpapers, otherwise binding and interior in exceptional condition. Inscribed by previous owner on front flyleaf, dated 11.4.33. (Includes original paper-covered card board slipcase, lacking top- and bottom edge, small hole on spine. Age wear and staining, slipcase in poor condition). Limitation page: "Georg Verlag zu München. Als ersten Druck der Legenden vom Oral stellte die Officina Serpentis auf ihren Handpressen Wolframs Parzival in der Zeit vom Juni 1920 bis August 1921 fertig. Karl Simrocks Übertragung, unter allen die getreueste, wurde zu Grunde gelegt. Satz von M. Hoffmann. Druck von E. D. und E. W. Tieffenbach. Initialen von Prof. A. Schoppmeyer. Die einmalige Auflage beträgt 313 Exemplare.Nr. 1 bis 100 auf schwerem Zandersbütten. Nr. 101 bis 300 auf feinstem Handpapier. Die Original-Handeinbände.sowie Nr. 1 bis 100 von Karl Ebert München. Dies Exemplar trägt die Nr. 70." Text in German, gothic script. Among the most outstanding printings by the publisher and one of the most elaborate, spectacular editions of the medieval poem ever produced. Backe 51. - Rodenberg 120 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        â€˜Mission Towers’ Santa Barbara

      [c. 1920]. Fine condition. Approximately 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches image area.

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        South, The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

      New York: Macmillan, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+. First printing of the U.S. edition. Green cloth lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. xxi, 380 pp, with 88 illustrations from photographs (including color frontispiece) and folding map showing the voyage of the Endurance. Bookplate of the Cranbrook Institute of Science (Gustavus Pope Sportsman's Library) on the front pastedown; blindstamp on title page; card pocket on rear pastedown. No external library markings. Minor wear to extremities, rear board a bit bowed, but still an attractive, sound copy overall.Shackleton's own account of the expedition for which he has become best known-a failure in scientific terms, but a triumph of human perseverance and ingenuity. The Endurance was crushed in the Antarctic ice, leaving 28 men stranded on an ice floe. Their epic struggle to stay alive and find rescue-with six men crossing 800 miles of frigid open sea in a 22-foot lifeboat-is one of the great survival narratives and a subject of lasting public fascination. Rosove 308.B1; Spence 1109.

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        This Side of Paradise

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1920 - F. Scott Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise". Published in New York by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1920. First Edition, First Printing, with the year 1920 on both the title and copyright pages and "Published April, 1920" and the Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. The book is in good condition. Moderate soiling to the dark green cloth boards. The gilt lettering on the spine is faded. Old price in pencil on the front end paper. Both hinges are cracked, and as a result the text block is pulling from the spine. The very rare original dust jacket is from the tenth printing, which is stated at the top of the front panel. This tenth printing dust jacket has the same jacket art as the first state dust jacket. The dust jacket is in very good overall condition. Very minor wear to the spine. Chipping to the inner flap folds. Small chip to the top of the front panel. A very rare and collectible copy of Fitzgerald's debut novel. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Suzanne et les vieillards *

      [1920]. 1920 - Bois gravé original 21 x 26, tiré en noir et coloré main, signé à la mine de plomb en bas à droite et justifié à gauche sur 130 exemplaires, sous passe et cadre 52 x 62 à fine baguette fantaisie noir et or. Belle et exceptionnelle épreuve rehaussée de couleur à la main de ce bois en hommage au tableau du Tintoret portant le même titre; dans le catalogue de l'exposition de l'Elysée où il figure sous le numéro 62, on y indique que quelques exemplaires d'essais furent partiellement colorés dans le fonds d'atelier retrouvé. Le nôtre l'est copieusement, dans des teintes ayant conservé toute leur fraîcheur tandis que les épreuves précitées ne comportent que les robes et la coiffe des deux voyeurs.Il s'agit, avec la paire du départ et du retour, de 1915 [cf 27 + 28], des plus grandes et plus belles compositions gravées et aquarelllées par l'artiste.

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        WOMAN AND THE NEW RACE inscribed to Warren G. Harding

      Brentano's New York: Brentano's, (1920). First Edition. cloth. The spine is a little darkened with fraying at the tips, mostly at the head which has some loss. Many of the pages are unopened, indicating Harding decided not to read the book, with some of the clumsily opened pages resulting in tears but with no loss. Very Good, lacks the dustwrapper. A truly sensational association. Introduction by Havelock Ellis. Frontispiece portrait. Sanger's classic presentation of her feminist theories, including her belief that through birth control women will improve their lives and those of their children and husbands. Amazingly this copy is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author "With my compliments" to Warren G. Harding who would become the 29th president of the United States the same year as the publication of this book, the first election in which women were allowed to vote nationwide. What makes this presentation especially juicy is Harding's reputation as a philanderer. His own father once told him, "It's a good thing you weren't a girl, Warren, you'd be in the family way all the time. You can't say no" (Vrzalik & Minor, FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN, p. 84). Harding's only child was the result of a clandestine affair with a woman 30 years his junior, Nan Britton, who claimed their child was conceived in a White House closet (ibid). After the deaths of President and Mrs. Harding, Britton wrote a book, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER (1927), dedicated "to all unwed mothers, and to their innocent children whose fathers are usually not known to the world." It sold 90,000 copies.

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        A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England

      1920. Taylor, John Pitt [1811-1888]. Mathews, Joseph Bridges, and George Frederick Spear, Editors. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland: With Illustrations from Scotch, Indian, American and Other Legal Systems. London: Sweet & Maxwell, Limited, 1920. Two volumes. Recent cloth, paper title labels to spines, endpapers renewed, internally clean. * Eleventh edition. "The first edition of this work was published in 1848, and seven editions were subsequently brought out by the Author. The last of these was published in 1885, and in preparing the present edition the Editors have, as far as possible, reverted to the very words used by the Author in his final edition.": Preface (iii). The twelfth and final edition of this venerable treatise was published in 1931. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:353.

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        Photograph of Brandeis with Inscribed Studio Card

      1920. Brandeis, Louis Dembitz [1870-1938]. [Photograph of Brandeis in Judicial Attire with Inscribed Studio Card]. Washington: The Clinedinst Studio, 1920. 7" x 10" portrait black-and-white photograph and 2" x 7" card from the Clinedinst Studio. Card inscribed and signed in bold hand. Handsomely matted and glazed. * The card reads: "For [illegible] with appreciation of services/ to the Jewish cause/ Oct. 20, '20/ Louis D. Brandeis." Brandeis became an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1916 and was the first Jewish Justice on the Court, where he served until 1939.

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      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1920. Octavo. Original cloth-backed grey boards, paper label to spine, title in black, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in a burgundy cloth chemise with slipcase. With a frontispiece of Leda and the Swan. Light partial toning to pastedowns and endpapers, spine just a little darkened, an excellent copy. Signed limited edition; one of 160 copies, signed by the author. With autograph excerpt from the poem signed and dated by "Aldous Huxley London 1927." With a postcard illustrating a sculpture after Michelangelo's Leda and the Swan loosely inserted.

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        KÜNSTLER VORLAGEN FÜR FILETARBEIEN UND HANDSTICKEREIEN. Kunstaltat J.B. Oberneitter. München, s.d. (1920 ca.).

      - 2 voll. Bross. edit., cm 30x41, complessiv. 160 pregev. tavv, di cui alc. su doppia pag., con numerosiss ill. Lievi tracce d’uso est., peraltro ottimo esempl. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        " My Bonzo Library " . The Good Deeds of Bonzo. Bonzo's Seaside Holiday. Bad Boy Bonzo. The Adventures of Bonzo. Bonzo's Country Holiday. Mr Bonzo Comes To Town

      London: John Swain & Son c1920s, 1920.. First Ed. Near Fine. Small 4to ( 10 x 13 cms ) Book A COMPLETE SET OF SIX IN THE ORIGINAL BOX. Each book printed in blue with full colour illustrations. Original pictorial card covers, slight rusting of stapled bindings (this is quite minor) otherwise in a fresh unused state. Scarce as a set in the original grey printed card slipcase which is lightly stained and worn. Highly decorative and fun item

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        Folleto cine - Film Brochure : LOS NIBELUNGOS (Sigfrido)

      Imp F.Castañer, Barcelona 1920 - 8 pags 14x22 cm rústica taladrado para fichero Texto: Porqué Los Nibelungos en su conjunto y en todos sus detalles es una obra maestra, firmado por C.V.; Los Interpretes de los Nibelungos, foto del reparto, Richter es Sigfrido, M.Schoen es Crimilda, H.Ralph es Brunilda Y el Argumento. Ed: U.F.A.Decla

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        Twenty-Eight Drawings by Ananda Coomaraswamy

      Sunrise Turn. PAPERBACK. Twenty eight line drawings by Coomaraswamy, finely printed on rice paper. 12 1/2 x9 1/4, original string bound wrappers, paper title label. New York: Sunwise Turn, 1920. A near fine copy. Beautiful studies of the female nude by Coomaraswamy, a prominent art historian. Printed in an edition of 250. Quite scarce, with worldcat locating nine publicly held copies. OCLC 3644188 . Fine. 1920. First Edition.

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        Jean-Luc persécuté *

      Georg, Genève 1920. - Relié demi-maroquin rouge à coins 23 x 17, dos lisse avec pièce de titre et motifs dorés, tête itou, couverture et dos conservés. L'un des 675 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande van Gelder. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage un peu fragile, ici en très bel état , protégé par une ravissante reliure décorative; en version brochée, il ne vous coûtera plus que 380 francs. Bien que portant la date de 1921 au premier plat, cette première édition illustrée fut achevée d'imprimer fin 1920. Il est relativement rare d'en rencontrer des exemplaires aussi frais que nos deux larrons.Exemplaire broché sur demande humble ou sur Japon si elle est bien motivée.Originale également disponible en tirage ordinaire, faut pas charrier y'a que 8 grands papiers ![Bringolf 10b]

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        Flappers and Philosophers

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1920 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 mildly rolled spine, soft shelf wear, light age toning at the endpaper. The scarce dust jacket is not present.

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        Indian Beating a Drum

      1920. Fine condition. Approximately 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches image area .

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose A Ghost Story of Christmas

      The Atlantic Monthly Press - Boston 1920 - By Special arrangement with Mr. H. S. Nichols, of New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press issues this reproduction of the first edition of "The Christmas Carol." When it was brought out by Mr. Nichols in 1914, it bore the following "Indorsement," signed by him: "This is a genuine copy of my fac-simile edition of the excessively rare and almost unobtainable earliest issue of the original edition, to which have been prefixed an introduction and biographical data." 4 and a quarter" x 6"; gold gilt pages and burgundy cloth bound with classic gold embossed design and lettering. 167 pages - My grandmother's name is written on the forepage - inside binding is loose but could easily be mended. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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