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        The Sphinx

      London: John Lane. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1920. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full cream cloth, gilt lettering on spine, elaborate gilt decoration on cover. "This edition is limited to 1,000 copies and cannot be reprinted, as the stones from which the offset plates were printed were in Belgium at the time of the German invasion, and were destroyed." Illustrated with twelve tissue-protedted, full-page plates and thirteen decorated opening initials by Alastair. This is the only edition with the Alastair plates. "Alastair" was the pseudonym of Baron Hans-Henning von Voigt (1887-1969). . Former owner's name and date (1922) on fep, spine darkened, covers rubbed, interior clean and bright, tight and square. VERY GOOD. . Color Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (iv), 36, (4) pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        9 erotic bookplates.

      Original tinted etchings. No place and date, ca. 1920. 15,5 x 11,5 cm.. Franz von Bayros (May 28, 1866 - April 3, 1924) was an Austrian commercial artist, illustrator, and painter best known for his controversial "Tales at the Dressing Table" portfolio. Von Bayros belonged to the Decadent movement in art, often relying on erotic themes and phantasmagoric imagery

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Photograph: Bust Portrait of David Belasco Facing Front

      New York: The Misses Selby c. 1920 New York: The Misses Selby, [c. 1920]. 8-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. . Printed label on verso. "Misses Selby 628 Fifth Avenue." . Inscribed "To my dear little friend Isabelle Leighton, faithfully, David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. " Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Svenska jaktens litteratur intill år 1900. Försök till en bibliografisk förteckning af Tor Schreeber.

      Uppsala, 1920. 62,(3) s. & 6 plr. + SCHREBER von SCHREEB, TOR. Svenska jaktens litteratur intill år 1900. Tillägg och kommentarer. Sthlm, 1958. 30 s. Två häftade volymer. Omslaget till den förra ngt nött, med en liten bläckfläck på ryggen och delvis loss från ryggen. Den senare i nyskick. En del blyertsnoteringar.. Kjellberg 920.18 respektive 958.27. Första delen är tryckt i 200 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nr 30. Den andra är tryckt i 100 exemplar och är en av den svenska bibliografiska litteraturens riktigt svårfunna titlar. Arbetet är fortfarande standardverket vad gäller den äldre svenska jaktlitteraturen och har tillförlitliga kollationeringar etc. Tilläggsvolymen innehåller även många uppgifter om sällsynthetsgrad, vilka är hämtade ur en lång samlarerfarenhet

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Architecture of the Renaissance in Tuscany Illustrating the Most Important Churches, Palaces, Villas and Monuments [2 volumes]

      The Architectural Book Publishing Company New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, ca. 1920. Originally published in eleven parts between 1885-1908. Hardcover. vg. Sm. elephant folio. x,195pp. viii,184,[2]pp. Gold- and blind stamped green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece in both volumes. Title-page vignette. This detailed extensive work on the Renaissance architecture of Tuscany ranks, with Letarouilly's great work on the architecture of Rome, as one of the most useful and valuable treatises on Italian Renaissance architecture ever published. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of plans and photographs, many of them showing exquisite decorative detail. Published under the careful eye of the Società San Georgio, a society of German artists in Florence. 2 page publisher's advertisement in rear of Vol. II. Some age wear, scuffing and minor staining on cloth. Head and tail of spines frayed and slightly chipped. Signature of previous owner on inside of front board. Some finger-smudges on few pages. Tight copies with binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Complete in two volumes.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Trucioli. (1914-1918).

      Vallecchi 1920 Prima edizione dell?opera prima in prosa. Dedica autografa dell?autore a Piero Bigongiari «a ritroso del tempo». 16° pp. 208 [2].

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        Irish Fairy Tales

      MacMillan & Co Ltd. 1920. x., 318 pp., 16 colour plates. Bound in a recent full green morocco, with gilt lines and devices. All edges gilt, and green marbled endpapers. A clean attractive copy

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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      Originalt træsnit. 1920. 22 x 19 cm. I passepartout. Håndsigneret samt monogramsigneret i trykket.. Holger Rasmussen 138

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Der Mensch. II. Tusche auf Papier.

      32,7x24,5 cm. Der österreichische Maler und Graphiker Aloys Wach, eigentlich Aloys Ludwig Wachlmayr, (1892 in Lambach - 1940 in Braunau) begann seine künstlerische Ausbildung in Wien, studierte später bei Knirr und Sailer in München, danach besuchte er die Académie Colarossi in Paris. Er war Mitglied des 'Sturm' in Berlin und Mitarbeiter an verschiedenen expressionistischen Zeitschriften. Vom Expressionismus und seinem expressionisten Frühwerk distanzierte er sich später. - Winziger (ca. 5 mm) Eckausriss unten links.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Circes Bæger / The Cup of Circe.

      Pastel drawing in art-deco style showing the the witch Circe with her cup. No date (ca. 1920). 40 x 25 cm. Matted. Not signed. Drawn on the back of a page from a Danish art magazine.. Circe was the witch who turned Odysseus's companions into swine

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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      1920. 2. CZECHOSLOVAK. (LADA) SVET ZVIEAT [The World of Animals]. no publication information [Prague:B. Koci] circa 1920. 8vo (6 5/8 x 7 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, VG+. A charming board picture book illustrated by noted artist JOSEPH LADA with pictorial covers plus 20 full page color lithographs of humanized animals. A few lines of verse by Czech poet Petr Kricka is below each picture. Hurlimann (p.226) says his "fresh and genuine vision is timeless" and notes that Jiri Trnka's work is "barely thinkable without the splendid popular tales and drawings of his predecessor Joseph Lada." Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        The Sleeping Beauty

      Heinemann London: Heinemann. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. SIGNED LIMITED DELUXE FIRST EDITION, one of only 625 copies, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with mounted full-color plate in pictorial border, three double-page silhouette illustrations with color, two full-page silhouette drawings with color, plus fourteen full- or double-page silhouette illustrations in black, and many illustrations within the text. Told by C.S. Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Heinemann, (1920). Quarto, original half vellum over cream boards, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. Soiling to edges of boards. An extremely good copy of book that is unusually prone to wear.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company ]
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        Meubles et Objets de Gout 1796-1830. 678 Documents tirés des Journaux de Modes et de la "Collection" de la Mesangère. Preface et Notice par Paul Cornu.

      Paris, A. Calavas, (around 1920). Folio. Cont. full calf. Richly gilt back. Fine. 15 pp. and 112 fine plates of which 20 are coloured

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Über die Serienspektra der Elemente. Mit einer Abbildung.

      Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift für Physik 2. Band 5. Heft (Eingegangen am 21. Juli 1920). Druck von Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn in Braunschweig 1920. pp. 423-469. Orig. printed cover. Spine a bit worn and the front cover with two smaller tears.. With a printed inscription on the front wrapper: 'Überreicht vom Verfasser'

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Hugh Selwyn Mauberley By E. P

      London: Ovid Press 1920 London: Ovid Press, 1920. Limited to 200 numbered copies on hand-made paper, this copy being No. 75 of 165 copies, unsigned. Small 4to. 28 pp. Printed by John Rodker. The initials and colophon by E. Wadsworth. Tan, cloth-backed brown paper boards, printed paper label on upper cover. Some darkening along upper board and to label. Very good plus, with the bookplate of Coman Leavenworth on the front pastedown, as well as red chop. Gallup A19; Connolly Modern Movement, 35 . The third book printed by the Ovid Press, this is Pound's autobiographical classic of a poet "out of key with his time"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Jackie Coogan Scrapbook. [INSCRIBED, SIGNED]

      NP NP , 1920's. Hardcover. vg. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Full green paper boards photo album bound with matching string. Colored illustration of Jackie Coogan corner-mounted on front cover, and protected with plastic coating. Exquisite and fascinating amateur photo album compiling 1color and 63 b/w photographic reproductions of the cinematographic star of the 1920's, Jackie Coogan. Most of the photographs depicts the young actor in movie scenes, with some of his most famous screen partners, such as Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance and others.. A section of this album contains some photographs of Coogan's triumphant visit in Berlin in 1924. One loose photograph shows the young actor seated next to Maurice Chevalier. 5 photographs are pasted, all the others are corner-mounted. One photograph is inscribed and signed by Jackie Coogan. Minor edgewear on album, with a small dark stain on upper front board. Closed tear on color illustration with plastic coating partly chipped. Scrapbook/Photo-album in overall very good, interior in near to fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        La Mort de Venise.

      Paris: René Kieffer 1920. With orig. etchings by G. Le Meilleur. 126 pp. Limited to 250 copies. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt in nice contp. halfleather dec. with gold on spine.. Copy no. 245 of 180 on "vélin de Cuve"

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        4° Reggimento Artiglieria da Campagna pesante Campale 1860 - 1920-1921

      Bozzetto a china e acquerello per cartolina, mm.395x605. Piegatura centrale. Il disegno presenta tracce di fango e, essendo rimasto per molto tempo piegato in due, presenta il titolo a specchio. Al verso tracce di umidità.

      [Bookseller: Libros con Historia]
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        The Smug Dragon

      n.p. c. 1920 n.p., [c. 1920?]. 10-3/4 x 14-1/2 inches. Watercolor.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Ruth St. Denis: Pioneerand Prophet. Being a History of Her Cycle of Oriental Dances

      Shawn, Ted. Ruth St. Denis: Pioneerand Prophet. Being a History of Her Cycle of Oriental Dances. San Francisco: Howell, 1920. Copy 194 of 350 numbered copies signed by both Shawn and St. Denis. Two volumes. Folio (13” x 10”). Volume of text and volume of 64 photo plates, each tipped to heavy paper and captioned. Original batik boards and cloth spines. Name and small stamp on flyleaf, very slight wear, else fine. Pioneer and Prophet is the best work ever done on Ruth St. Denis. The lengthy text, which is by her long-time partner Ted Shawn, provides an excel­lent history of her dance career and the development of various styles. The photographic plates collect every available image of St. Denis in performance and include those by Genthe and Baron de Meyer. Many of these photos have never been reproduced. This work is beautifully printed by John Henry Nash in the style of William Morris’ Kelmscott Press.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc. ]
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        "WHERE The WEST BEGINS". Spearfish, South Dakota. 1920 - 1923

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Love Among the Chickens

      London: George Newnes In the soft covers with title in yellow on a red background, image of 3 persons in a farmyard checking out the chickens! Not dated but the dedication to W Towned is dated 1920. 6D edition. 128 pp, NO ink names or other such personal dedications, most pages lightly browned as is normal with the cheap paper. (have been told that this is probably the Second Reset Newnes paperback edition? of 1932) An excellent copy of a very scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Lafayette Flying Corps (2 volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920 First Edition in English, First UK Edition. A popular exposition translated by Robert W. Lawson. Small 8vo. xiii. 138pp., frontispiece portrait, five diagrams, eight pages of Ads. Publisher's blind-stamped red cloth titled in gilt [not black] at the spine. A very good copy indeed in an excellent example of the rare original dustwrapper with expert minor restoration primarily at the extremities of the spine. In a fine custom blue cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        IN GREECE: JOURNEYS BY MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY With a preface by Théophile Homolle; translated from the French by Charles Frederic Hardy.

      Geneva: Éditions d'Art F. Boissonas, 1920. First English language edition. Boissonnas, Fred.. Folio, iv, 5-133 pp., with 40 full-page photogravure plates with printed tissue guards, and numerous photogravures in text. Decorative borders and devices in color, printed on handmade paper. Printed wrappers, titled in gilt, with an orange inset medallion of Pegasus on the front cover. New spine applied, modest stain on rear wrapper and faint stain to top corner Over all certainly very good, with the photogravures beautifully rendered. Fred Boissonnas (1858 - 1946) was from an influential family of photographers, initially situated in Geneva. His accomplishments in photography enabled him to travel widely and often, and from these travels he produced several books, including works on Greece and Egypt. His Greek images totaled over 7000 photographs made with large format cameras, and are inclusive of historical architectural remains, and vistas and landscapes. In the early 20th-century he founded the publishing firm of Boissonnas S.A., which produced several exquisite limited editions illustrated with hand-pulled photogravure plates, elegant design and letterpress of several color inks. In 1910 he made EN GRÈCE PAR MONTS ET PAR VAUX from his enormous archive of Greek negatives. That lavish large folio was limited to 230 numbered copies printed on handmade paper; in 1936 he also issued a second edition in a smaller folio format with a larger limitation. This is the first edition published in English, and has a limitation of 300 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Old French Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett

      Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company, 1920., 1920. 4to. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to spine and to upper board with original colour plate laid down, pictorial end-papers. Lightly rubbed. Near Fine. Illustrated with 8 colour plates, titled tissue-guards and further black and white in-text drawings. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Sphinx

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1920. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. First Edition. 1 of 1000 copies. The Sphinx is WildeÕs poem about the beauty of the sphinx and the mysterious grandeur of the ancient world she represents. Illustrated by the German artist, Alistair, who was known for the decadent spirit and the Art Deco look of his illustrations. There are nine full page illustrations with captioned tissue guards, and two extra illustrations in the front and back which are described elsewhere as advertisements. Unlike other Alastair works, some initial letters or chapter heads of smaller size are in an uncommonly more restrained style. Bound in off-white linen with an elaborate gilt design with a turquoise moon crescent on the front board, said to be by Charles Ricketts. Minor browning to spine, a few light spots of soiling to boards, light foxing and browning to interior, and bookplate to front pastedown. In very good condition. 36 pages. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        (Kiel 1886 - 6. Mai 1964 Berlin). 'Ende'. Radierung, um 1920. 30 x 22,5 cm. Unten bezeichnet und signiert.

      Düstere Hinrichtungsszenerie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        (Leipzig 1884 - New York 1950). Jakob ringt mit dem Engel. Kaltnadelradierung. 1920. Unten links in der Platte signiert. 28 x 22 cm. Unter Passepartout gerahmt.

      Hofmeier 179 II.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        (Berlin 1874 - 1956 Westerland). Kühe grasen unter hohen Bäumen. Öl auf Leinwand (auf Pappe montiert). Um 1920. Unten rechts signiert. 46 x 58 cm. Gerahmt.

      Sommerliche Ansicht mit zwei grasenden Kühen unter hohen Bäumen, dahinter ein langes rotes Scheunendach.- .

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      Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, [1920].. 160pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and dusty, with faint coffee splash on lower wrapper, text slightly tanned (as usual), with faint rippling at edges, staples a bit rusty, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of what Hugnet denotes "the last of the important Dada publications" (Motherwell, p.152). Published shortly after the great Berlin exhibition on 5 June, contributors include the editor, Tzara, Mehring, Picabia, Ball, Soupault, Arp, Hausmann, Ribemont- Dessaignes, et al. Tzara contributed a "Chronique Zurichoise 1915 - 1919" which includes a detailed list of exhibitions, publications and events. MOTHERWELL / KARPEL 7.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Fables de la Fontaine

      Tours: Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, (c. 1920). Quarto. 127pp., +(16)ff. One of sixteen copies, with a signed original gouache for one of the sixteen color plates by Neziere, opposite p.63. Highly colored and caricature-like in style, the painting illustrates "L'Ane et le Petit Chien (The Little Dog and the Donkey)." Additionally, each text page is illustrated in black and white. Raymond de la Neziere's work was featured in many of the popular magazines of his era, and it is often viewed as a precursor to French comics. He began working as a book illustrator in 1892. Neziere's illustrations are recognized for their humorous and expressive style, and his characters are often anthropomorphic animals. Unbound, as issued, with panels of pictorial wrapper covers. Protected in a cloth-backed marbled portfolio. Light foxing to a few sheets, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Forerunner, His Parables and Poems

      Alfred A Knopf Signed and dated by the Author 1920 . A rare copy in very good condition for its age. Gilt lettring on cover has faded, particularly on spine. Bumps to bottom corner and heel. Clean and tidy inside . Some slight yellowing of first pages due to age. A tight copy.

      [Bookseller: Haycorn Books]
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        Fond de cantine

      Paris : Nrf, 1920. Broché. 17x22cm. Edition originale, un des 118 ex numérotés sur Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto telllière, tirage de tête. Petites traces d'adhésif en têtes et en pieds des gardes, dos passé, agréable état intérieur. - Nrf, Paris _1920, 17x22cm, broché. - broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Courtship of Miles Standish

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. Tercentenary Edition; the first with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. Original publisher's gilt-stamped cloth with color illustration to front cover. Near fine with some foxing to the last page of text; in the original illustrated dust jacket with a few short tears, some dust soiling and toning, and light chipping to spine, else very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1920. Hard Cover. First Edition. Number 277 of 1000 copies. This book is considered to be among the best of the French livres dÕartiste. Includes 25 lithographic illustrations by Raoul Dufy in pochoir coloring on Lafuma de Voiron paper. It has been expertly rebound in marbled paper boards with the original dark blue front cover laid on. In near fine condition except for a dog-eared free endpaper that has started to tear. Pages unopened. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/033011. Near Fine.

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        Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido.

      Japan, O.a. (1920´s). 53 wood-block print in leporello. Bound with illustrated cloth-covered boards. Oblong. Housed in orig. slip case.. In 1832 Hiroshige, traveled the Tokaido (Eastern Sea Road), the main route along the Pacific coast between the capital of Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto. On this travel, Hiroshige found inspiration for the masterpiece. The book shows scenes along the Tokaido (which had 53 lodging stations), incorporating depictions of landscapes in different seasons and climatic conditions with scenes of travelers and people who lived along the way. Fifty Three Stages of the Tokaido.The japanese book is not dated in English. Opens concertina-like. Map on the front endpaper of "The Tokaido", showing the names in japanese and english of the 53 staging posts. Slightly worn around the edges. Binding little browned. 1 page with very small tear. Pages nice and clean. 21 x 28 cm. Private name inside binding. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Hansel & Grethel & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm

      1920. In the Very Scarce Original Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jakob and Wilhelm]. Hansel & Grethel & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., [1920]. First separate edition (originally published in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (London: 1909)). Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180 mm.). x, [2], 159, [1] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-eight black and white drawings in the text. Title within pictorial border.Original dark blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge stained blue. Free endpapers slightly browned from pastedown glue. A fine copy. In the very scarce original tan paper dust jacket printed in dark blue, the front panel matching the gilt stamping on the front cover of the book and the back panel with publisher’s advertisements (jacket spine very slightly darkened)."During the immediate post-war years several old successes, notably Grimm's Fairy Tales were revived in separate new editions." (Derek Hudson, p. 119).This wonderful volume contains half of the great 1909 edition, including Hansel and Grethel; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The Fisherman and His Wife; The Frog Prince; Rapunzel; Red Riding Hood; Tom Thumb; and Rumpelstiltskin…Latimore and Haskell, pp. 53-54. Riall p. 139.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York. The Century Company. 1920. Bound in multi-chromatic pictorial gilt decorated cloth. 4to. 7.0" x 10.25". Illustrated with full page tissue-guarded colour and monochrome plates by Maxfield Parrish. Very mild, sporadic foxing to top and fore-edges. A Fine, tight copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Zanzibar. The Island Metropolis of Eastern Africa

      MajorFrancis Barrow Pearce, 1920 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated account of Zanzibar and eastern Africa from a British resident and military official. With three maps. With fifty illustrations, collated complete. Francis Barrow Pearce, 1866-1926, was a British resident in Africa, including Zanzibar, and was acting governer of Malawi, (Nyasaland), during 1910. Condition: In aquarter leather binding. Externally, near fine, just a few rubs and a little fading. There is a gilt reference number to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with the occasional spot. With light foxing to the fold-out map. With an East Sussex Country Library armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and an ink stamp also. There is a small marginal closed tear to page 297. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings Illustrating "Salome" By Oscar Wilde

      London: John Lane, 1920. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter white cloth and gray board folio with contents loose as issued, lacking ties. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 36 x 27.5 cm. No text, Folio, 16 plates and cul de lampe. Though Wilde and Beardsley were key figures, even perhaps the key figures of the fin de siecle era, their association, particularly as centered in Salome continues to attract and astound interest in their relationship which even today is shrouded in mystery and complicated by certain often cited memoirs of the time. This work with no publication limitation, nevertheless,is scarce. Interior contents clean and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory. Signed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. A very good or better copy; gilt stamped upper cover, the gilt spine lettering a bit faded. Signed By Einstein in full: "Albert Einstein", in black fountain pen on the half title.  In the rare original first edition dustwrapper - a very good or better example, neatly restored at the extremities. Custom gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth clamshell case. [Differs from the UK edition only in page arrangement - Weil]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Relativity. The Special & The General Theory. A Popular Exposition

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1920. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson. With Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and diagrams throughout. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine titles dulled as often, partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with two small chips from the tanned spine panel and some loss of text to the front panel where a sticker was removed. First English language edition, first impression of Einstein's popular treatment of relativity, with the addition of an appendix on "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity" written especially for this edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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