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        Histoire Universelle - 4 Tomes et l'Index Général

      Aix-en-Provence: Société De l'Histoire Universelle, 1920 Edition originale "NON-COUPÉE". TRÈS RARE, à plus forte raison dans cet état. Tome I: [xvii] - 92 pages. (Tome I en très bonne condition). Tome II: 190 pages (Tome II en très bonne condition, minime déchirure de 0,5cm dans le bas de la reliure). Tome III: 157 pages (Tome III en très bonne condition). Tome IV: 220 pages - [1p] - 2p{Table des matières} (Tome IV en très bonne condition à l'exception d'une déchirure dans le coin supérieur droit de la couverture, affectant aussi la page de garde - voir photo). INDEX GÉNÉRAL: 19 pages (papier légèrement bruni mais en bonne condition; petite déchirure dans le haut des 2 premières pages, ne touchant pas le texte). Cette Histoire Universelle nous fait découvrir une autre facette de l'infatiguable et irremplaçable baron, que l'on qualifie souvent de "petit", alors "qu'immense" serait plus approprié, car son oeuvre est considérable, la partie olympique n'en représentant que la moitié. Photos disponibles sur demande.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        [Irving, Constance] A Child's Book of Hours

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Wallpapers and Decorations. The Latest Designs and Choicest Colouring, Are to Be Found at John Gilkes & Sons (Limited) The Prudential Buildings 146 North St., Brighton

      No date. Ca. 1920.. Color lithographic poster, 46 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches. Little paper loss to upper edge, tears (up to 1 1/2 inch) and chips to edges, soft creases from rolling, clean and bright. Elegant poster design by Conrad Leigh, who also produced wallpaper designs for manufacturers John Gilkes and Sons. The poster was lithographed by J. J. Keliher & Co. Ltd. Litho. of London. .

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        Original Pastel Drawing of a seated nude by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

      ca 1920-1930 - Original pastel drawing of a seated nude, 11 x 7 inches in beige mat with black border, 18 x 14 inches. A sensuous color pastel sketch with rich blues and greens in the background of fleshy peach nude. Signed in the corner by Bonnard. In excellent condition, ready to be framed. Authenticity has been established by Swann Galleries, but debated by a Bonnard scholar. Priced accordingly. Pierre Bonnard (October 3,1867 - January 23, 1947) was a French painter and printmaker known particularly for the decorative qualities of his paintings and his individual use of colour. During his life he was associated with other artists, Edouard Vuillard being a good friend, and he was a founding member of the Nabis. His work is part of the permanent collections at the Met, MoMA, Guggenheim, the Louvre, and other major museums. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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      Richmond: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1920. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Octavo. Contents are in Very Good condition; blue marbled wrappers are quite edgeworn, particularly at the spine where they are separated; according to Woolmer, this is the state “c” of the paper label; bearing the bookplate of noted Orientalist and linguist, Edward Denison Ross on the verso of the front cover; digital images can be made available upon request. Woolmer 9.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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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 Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse, with Preface and Notes, in Twenty-One Volumes - Anniversary Edition

      NY: Harper, 1920. 21 volumes in original cloth. Limited to 1250 numbered sets, of which this is number 785. First edition thus. Published NY: Harper, 1920. 8vo., 6 1/2" x 9", bound in burgundy cloth with gilt tiles and blind emboss cover design, top edge gilting. Each volume illustrated with a unique frontis and three engraved plates, all with printed tissue guards. Sweat discoloration to the covers of most volumes - from mild to moderate, not affecting the pastedowns or endpapers. Rear outer hinge split on vol xi, closed tear at the crown of vol ii, else a very good, unworn set.. 1st. Hard. Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        RUDYARD KIPLING'S COMPLETE WORKS. Leather Library Set Complete in 25 volumes.

      New York: Doubleday Page & Co, 1920 - 1924. Bound in full red leather bindings. These are limp leather bindings. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. 7.25 inches tall. 20 inches of shelf space. Very good condition, the leather is very fresh and supple, the hinges are all sound. Some light general rubs/wear. Early inscription. Internally clean, fresh, and bright. Appears free of foxing. The spines are ornately and elaborately gilded, and this set displays beautifully.

      [Bookseller: Merchants Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Sleeping Beauty

      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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        THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Told by C. S. Evans

      William Heinemann. London. 1920. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.1 x 7.5 inches). Colour silhouette frontis and 3 colour double page silhouette plates. Tipped in colour plate and 49 black and white silhouette drawings, 8 of them full page. Green and white Illustrated endpapers by Rackham. Neat previous owners three line inscription to the front free endpaper but generally a tight and fresh copy in the publishers red cloth spine with black lettering and decoration. Boards illustrated and lettered in red and black. In the original brown paper dustwrapper which is illustrated and lettered in black. Closed tear to the bottom of the front panel. Some minor chipping to the edges, the spine a little toned and some minor abrasions to the edges but overall a near fine, bright and tight copy of this beautiful book in a very good dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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      Simkin, Marshall Himilton, Kent & Co, Ltd. London. No Date. [1920]. FIRST EDITION. (U. K.). Large 8vo. (9.8 x 7.8 inches). Illustrated with 48 fine full colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard, (except the frontispiece which has lost its guard but the colour plate is still clean and bright). Some light patches of mild foxing to a few pages, mostly to the margins and away from the text, but overall a very good copy in the publishers highly decorative cloth binding. Spine and front board decorated in yellow, red, blue, and white over green cloth. Black lettering. Prize label from the Royal Air Force's R. M. Groves Memorial Essay Prize, dated 1923, on the front free endpaper. A portrait photo of R. M. Groves (1880-1920), in his R. A. F uniform and with his facsimile signature, is mounted onto the front paste down endpaper, as is usual with the prize books given. The cloth is bumped and rubbed to the extremities with a couple of splits to the hinges (both about 1.5 inches long and without any loss) but overall this is a very good copy of this rare first U. K. edition.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        This Side of Paradise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Printing ("Published April, 1920" and Scribner's Seal on copyright page), one of only 3000 copies. 8vo: [8],305,[1]pp. Publisher's blue-green B cloth, lettered in blind to upper board and in gilt to spine, fore-edge untrimmed. Two neat owners’ signatures, on front paste down and front fly leaf, otherwise Fine, square and tight with bright gilt; clean, crisp pages; unmarked inside and out. Bruccoli A5.I.a. & Fitzgerald's first novel, the title drawn from the penultimate line of 'Tiare Tahiti' (1914) by the English poet Rupert Brooke. A semi-autobiographical work that "presents episodes from the boyhood, adolescence and young manhood of its protagonist, Amory Blaine, taking in his relationship with his mother, his schooldays, his student years, his eclectic reading, his ventures into verse and fiction, his love affairs, his service in World War One, his philosophical and political notions, and his changing ideas of himself, of others, and of the world." The book enjoyed both commercial and critical success, with 12 printings in 1920 and 1921 alone, totaling 49,075 copies, and launched its author to instant fame at the age of twenty-three and "seemed to catch the spirit of a generation of privileged young Americans growing up in the fast-changing world of the early twentieth century. . . . H. L. Mencken judged it '[t]he best American novel that I have seen of late' . . . . Fitzgerald had undoubtedly arrived." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        PURSUIT OF KICKING BIRD - A Campaign In The Texas Badlands

      Washinton, D.C.: Gibson Bros.. SIGNED/ less than 100 Copies. Contents clean & tight/V.G.+. 1920. First Edition. Brown Wraps. best known as a proponent of peace and accommodation with whites. Kicking Bird's close relationship with white men made enemies among his own people. At the same time, the ranks of such War Chiefs a Satanta & Lone Wolf swelled as Hostile Kiowas continued raiding settlements in Texas. Capt. Carter went out after Kicking Bird in Texas in 1871, when Satanta was captured after the Salt Creek Massacre. In 1872 Kicking Bird and some of his Sub-Chiefs stayed at Fort Sill. He was poisoned in 1874 by his own people on account of a suspicion that he was becoming too friendly with the whites. See Howes #C-197. Very Rare! No Chipping to wraps. - Very Nice Condition. .

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        The Sacred Wood. Essay on Poetry and Criticism

      London, Methuen & Co. (1920).. XVIII, 155 (1) pp. OLn. Rü. etw. gebleicht, Kanten berieb. EA. Gallup A5 - First edition. - Publisher's blue cloth boards, title blindstamped on front cover, spine lettered in gilt, with type of publisher at foot of spine measuring approx. 3mm. height. Some wear with rubbing to edges, spine somewhat darkened, lacking the rare dust jacket. A good copy. - Eliot’s collection of essays on poetry and criticism covers such masters of verse as Dante and Blake as well as his critical views of poetic drama, rhetoric, blank verse and other critics such as Ben Johnson, Swinburne and Phillip Massinger.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        (Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl

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

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        Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl.

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        "The Laughing Rider"

      England [no date]. (Poster) Very good. 12" X 197 / 8" on stiff art board. In very good condition with bright colours. Some wear and darkening around edges. A dark and intreguing cover. "The Laughing Rider" by Laurie Y. Erskine Original watercolour art for dustjacket of book: "The Laughing Rider" by Laurie York Erskine. H & S [Hodder and Stoughton] - Adventures of Renfrew of the Royal North-West Mounted Police. Undated Ca. 1920's-1930's..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe. 1920. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards, FEP cut out, owner address, chips to spine crown. Was initially awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, but was rejected by the Board of Trustees, who overturned the jury's decision. In 1926 Lewis refused the Pulitzer when he was awarded it for Arrowsmith. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Autograph Letter Signed.

      Giverny par Vernon-Eure, 21. X. 1920. - 8vo. 2 pp. With original autograph transmittal envelope. In Pencil. Monet writes a short note to French novelist and critic Georges Lecomte, thanking him for the recent article in "The Renaissance": "Mon cher ami, Excusez-moi je vous en prie, de ne vous avoir encore remercié du bel article que vous m'avez consacré dans la Renaissance, mais j'avais seulement de revenir d'un petit séjour [ ] et je m'empresse de vous adresser avec mes remerciements mon souvenir de bonne amitié".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      New York: Macmillan, 1920. First American edition. Fine/Very Good. First printing in the scarce, unrestored dust jacket. An about Fine copy of the book with bright gilt, sharp boards and likely unread. A contemporary owner's name on the front paste-down and some minor dust soiling to the top of the page block and boards, otherwise about as fresh as one is likely to find this title. In a Very Good example of the scarce dust jacket, showing the original price and mostly complete, but with minor chips to spine ends, toning to spine and some rubbing to the spine and illustrated front panel. Overall an impressive copy of London's posthumously published treasure-hunting novel, originally envisioned as a movie scenario. Additional images available upon request. Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      Terhune's original wing-back desk chair, 1920. . Restored with new leather but preserving most of the original buttons and brass tacks.

      [Bookseller: Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920.. Printed boards. First edition of the poet's third substantial collection. Fine in very good, lightly smudged and sunned dust jacket with a handful of small nicks.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Smug Dragon

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Die natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung durch Freiland und Freigeld.

      Rehbrücke bei Berlin, Freiland-Freigeldverlag 1920 - das Buch ist in gutem Zustand,Einband etwas berieben/bestossen, Seiten altersbedingt nachgedunkelt, teilsweise etwas fingerfleckig, 392 'S. Deutsch 580g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT Gerald Hermann Franke]
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      London:: Macmillan,, 1920. First Edition. Very Good. Very Good hardback First Edition First printing in the original blue cloth binding, gilt lettering spine. Mild cover edge wear, sun spine, soil edges. Mild toning eps. Prior owner inscription front paste down. From the library of C. David Cronon, former Dean of the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison with his stamp ffep. No writing or marking in the text. Binding tight. 8vo. vii, 279 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Diary of Samuel Pepys

      London - G. Bell and Sons. Ltd., 1920 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome set of The Diary of Samuel Pepys with a portrait of Pepys to frontispiece of of volume one, from the pictures by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Transcribed by the late Rev. Mynors Bright M. A. from the shorthand manuscript in the Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge. Edited, with additions and a preface by Henry B. Wheatley and with Particulars of the Life of Samuel Pepys to front of first volume. Samuel Pepys FRS, MP, JP, (23 February 1633 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy. The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London. Condition: In a handsome half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with only minor shelfwear and the very occasional mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with some foxing and offsetting from binding to endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson Ltd, 1920. Undated, Marcie Muir 2752 states 1920. Illustrated covers with coloured pictorial inlay, colour frontispiece and one full page colour illustration, 20 full page sepia and white illustrations, numerous black and white line drawings in text. 98pp. Publisher gift inscription to W Cousins on front endpaper, 1918 added afterwards in pencil. Dustwrapper marred by a large piece missing from front cover, otherwise in very good condition. Book has been well protected by wrapper and only flaws are very faint age shading to endpapers and some age spotting visible to page edges when book is shut. More scans available.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        One Man's Initiation

      London: George, Allen and Unwin, 1920. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First edition, second state. HANDWRITTEN SIGNED POSTCARD FROM AUTHOR LAID IN. This is the author';s first novel, published in London before the US edition. Based on his experience in WWI, the novel sets the stage for Dos Passos';s Three Soldiers (which brought him international attention). The laid in postcard dated 6/15/59 reads "Shall be delighted to inscribe the book if you';ll send it to me here. Have you tried the Gotham Book Mart ... or one of the big London secondhand book stores - it was published there by Allen & Unwin in 1920 (?). The only copy I have is the Philosophical Library reprint ... Cordial Regards John Dos Passos." The original envelope addressed to John S. Mayfield is also laid in. Very good in blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front board. Fading to spine although the title remains bright. Offsetting to first and last couple of pages and remnants a sticker on the rear pastedown; otherwise the interior is very clean. In very good condition. 128 pages. LIT/051011.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        A Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon, including all British India, The Portuguese and French Possessions, and the Protected Native States. Tenth Edition. SPLENDID AND UNIQUE COPY IN SIGNED HATCHARDS BINDING

      John Murray, 1920. Sm. 8vo., Tenth Edition, on India Paper, with 38 folding coloured maps, 11 full-page maps and plans (a number coloured), numerous illustrations, plans and tables (several full-page) in the text, and a very large folding coloured map mounted on cloth in pocket at rear, some mild offsetting to blank preliminaries, endpapers very lightly age-soiled; handsomely bound in full crushed red morocco BY HATCHARDS, upper board lettered in gilt, back with five shaped raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, wide gilt doublures elaborately tooled in gilt with a floral border enclosing multiple frames, laid paper endpapers, red, yellow and green silk head- and tail-bands, red buckram pocket, a splendid and ornate copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. THE BINDING IS SIGNED ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. IT WAS COMMISSIONED BY GUY WESTMACOTT WHOSE NAME IS LETTERED IN GILT ON FRONT BOARD (this could well be Guy Randolph Westmacott of the Grenadier Guards). A SPLENDID AND UNIQUE COPY OF THE ONE OF THE BEST EDITIONS OF THE FINEST TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO INDIA AND SURROUNDING REGION. Very scarce in any condition. . Catalogs: india.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition. Near Fine. A bright, Near Fine copy of Fitzgerald's first book. A bit dusty on the top edge and a few scattered spots on the early pages. With the front panel of what appears to be an original/early dust jacket laid in. First published in a print run of just 3,000 copies, which sold out within three days. "Gatsby," by way of comparison, was published in an initial run of 20,000 copies. & & Fitzgerald's somewhat autobiographical novel about a mid-western boy who goes east for his education at Princeton. Cobbled together from several bits and pieces of writing and rushed to print in an attempt by the love-struck 22 year old Fitzgerald to entice Zelda with a life of literary celebrity. The week after publication they were married and officially launched as American literature';s newest power couple. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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      Paris, Ferroud, 1920.** . Giraldon, Adolphe.. Relié nouveau, demi - veau avec dos doré, plats de papier marbré, 13x19,5cm, (2) couverture originale, 187pp, couverture originale, (2), illustré, culs-de-lampe,vignettes, N° 835 de 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d' Arches, avec un état en couleurs. Illustre d' Art Nouveau periode par Adolphe Giraldon,

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        Autograph letter signed ("Richard Strauss") to the German-born American composer, pianist and musicologist Erwin Bodky

      Octavo. One page of a bifolium. Dated July 1, 1920. On Strauss's letterhead, with "Landhaus Richard Strauss Garmisch" imprinted at upper left. In German. With autograph envelope. & & Strauss warns Bodky that life is expensive in Garmisch and offers an alternative: "If your financial means do not permit you to travel, I would be quite willing... to give you some lessons when I will be in Berlin again in the second half of January 1921. The same goes for Stiebitz or Solomon."& & Slightly worn; creased at folds; envelope browned. . "[Strauss] emerged soon after the deaths of Wagner and Brahms as the most important living German composer. During an artistic career which spanned nearly eight decades, he composed in virtually all musical genres, but became best known for his tone poems (composed during the closing years of the 19th century) and his operas (from the early decades of the 20th)." Bryan Gilliam and Charles Youmans in Grove online& & Bodky studied with Dohnányi, Juon, Kahn and others at the Musikhochschule in Berlin, going on to win a fellowship from the Prussian government that enabled him to continue piano studies with Busoni and composition with Strauss. His compositions include a piano concerto, a chamber symphony, and chamber music, all apparently unpublished. He taught at the Longy School of Music in Boston and at Brandeis University.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Collection of America's Radio Wizard

      Circa 1920s - 1930s. A collection of ephemera and photographs relating to Maurice J. Francill (1896-1974), "America's Radio Wizard," who traveled the country in the 1920s and 1930s giving exhibitions of his radio control technology on cars, trains, boats, and various industrial machinery. The group of items include more than a dozen photos of Francill's exhibitions, along with assorted broadsheets, flyers, handbills, press releases, and newspaper clippings concerning his traveling demonstrations. Further details available upon request. .

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      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,. [1920]. original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front cover stamped in blind.. Belfast bookseller's small ink-stamp on each paste-down and at top. left corner of page [304]. Private bookplate of a well-known. collector of science fiction affixed to front paste-down. Spine panel. sunned, narrow strip of light sunning along top edge of rear cover,. top edge of text block dusty, some scattered foxing to fore-edge of. text block, a very good copy with tight, clean interior. Nice copies. of the first issue of this book are seldom seen and this is a well. above average copy. (#104175). First edition, first issue, first binding. 1250 copies printed of which this is one of 500 to 600 in the first issue binding. Lindsay's masterpiece. "A classic allegorical romance in which the landscapes and inhabitants of the planet Tormance provide an externalization of the moral and metaphysical questions that preoccupied the author. Its incarnate theological system influenced Lewis's OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET (1938), and it also bears some similarity to George Macdonald's LILITH (1895), although it is very much a work sui generis." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2- 72. "VOYAGE ... has become one of the most widely discussed and debated fantasies of the twentieth century, and it is well on its way to becoming one of the most influential." - Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 2039-45. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-63. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-221. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1019. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 31. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 509. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 140. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 693. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 666. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2383-88. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 127. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09074.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Leather - Stocking Tales. Comprising: The Last of the Mohicans, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, and The Prairie. With Illustrations by H.M. Brock and an Introduction by Mowbray Morris

      London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1920's London: MacMillan and Co., Ltd., 1920's, 1920. 5 volumes; 8vo. Original publisher's blind stamped red cloth titled in gilt to spine and front board. Trifling wear to extremities, slightly faded to spines, gilt a little dulled to The Prairie volume. A very good set, bright clean and strong. All later Brock printings except for The Prairie which is a first edition with untrimmed edges. A clean and handsome set. Abundantly illustrated with line drawing black and white full page plates.

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        HONSO^ ZUFU

      19. Very Good. [EHON - BOTANICAL] Iwasaki Tsunemasa. HONSO ZUFU. 25.6 X 17.5 cm. [n.p, n.d. Taisho era, Japan] String-bound Japanese-style fukuro toji, 3 volumes from the printed series of 93 volumes (plus a 2 volume index). A small part of Iwasaki's classic work of botanical classification, which was begun in woodcut, then continued in manuscript form during the mid-19th Century. It was finally edited by Shirai and published in final form, printed by color woodblock, in 1920-22. [See Bartlett & Shiohara for much more on this important work] The volumes here included are: Volumes 27, 28 & 29. The impressions and condition are very good. Very lovely group.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Le Cento citta d'Italia illustrate. (Numbers 1-300)

      Milano: Casa editrice Sonzogno, 1920-(1929?). A complete set of 300 numbers; all quarto, 16 pages (except for the Vatican City number that ends the series), and profusely illustrated; now in 6 later cloth bindings with original pictorial paper covers retained; ex library, bindings rubbed, text age toned but not fragile; a popular series with each number devoted to a different city or town in Italy. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Spring in New Hampshire and Other Poems

      London: Grant Richards, 1920. First Edition, first printing of McKay's third publication, his first book of original poetry. Published London: Grant Richard, 1920. Original 8 vo. wrappers, 5 1/8" x 7 7/8", 40 pp., printed on laid paper, bound into tan card wrappers, with printed green publisher's label on cover. Some copies contained a frontis, this one does not. Tiny chip off one corner of label. Covers have minor creasing at the top and bottom edges, otherwise near fine. Pages bright and clean.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        KLINGEN. 3. Aargang.

      Red. af bl.a. Emil Bønnelycke og Poul Henningsen. Kbhvn. 1920. Med originalgrafik af bl.a. Johannes Larsen, Axel Salto, Vilhelm Lundstrøm, Jais Nielsen, Karl Larsen, Sigurd Swane og Svend Johansen. Litterære bidrag af bl.a. William Heinesen og Poul Hennningsen. Fol. 12 numre indbundet med alle orig. omslag i ét samtidigt halvlærredsbind

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      London: Elkin Mathews, 1920. Original quarter white parchment, gray boards, gilt lettering, untrimmed bottom and foredge, gilt top edge. Gallup A20b. Parchment and boards a little soiled, but a very nice copy. 100 printed on handmade paper, numbered and signed "Ezra Pound", and four "out of series" copies lettered A-D and signed with initials "EP". This is copy 'B'. (Gallup A20b) Binding (special copies): grey paper boards with vellum spine lettered in gold, grey endpapers, natural silk ribbon marker (bindings of out of series copies vary). Photos available upon request. Copy "A' is in the Beinecke Library at Yale University. We welcome all inquiries.. SIGNED. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Karl W. Theis & Sons]
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        Umbra. The Early Poems

      London: Elkin Matthews,, 1920. All that he now wishes to keep in circulation from "Personae," "Exhultations," "Ripostes," etc. With translations from Guido Cavalcanti and Arnaut Daniel and poems by the late T. E. Hulme. Octavo. Original cloth backed boards, grey paper sides,titles to spine and front board in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Backstrip spotted, spots to edges and partial tanning to endpapers; a very good copy in the spinetanned jacket with a few spots, chips to ends and a few smaller chips to corners and edges. First edition, first impression, of this collection of poems chosen by Pound himself. Very scarce in the jacket.

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        "THE REACTION TOWARDS A MORE JUDICIAL METHOD OF CRITICISM" [caption title. Original drawing]

      [Np]. 1920.. Landscape format (22 x 27 cm), pencil and ink wash on paper. Matted and framed under glass. Very, very slight toning to paper, but in visible fine condition (not examined out of frame). With exhibition label retained on verso. A fine caricature by Beerbohm, signed by the artist, "Max 1920." The image was published in A SURVEY in 1921, and exhibited at the Leicester Galleries in May of 1921, where it was purchased (according to the retained LG label) by poet John Drinkwater. The caricature shows an Elder Critic and a Younger Critic, standing image left of a table, on which is a barrister's wig on a stand. In addition to the caption title, the text reads: "Elder Critic: 'And what is that - er - rather peculiar object? ' Younger Critic: 'My hat, sir.'" A variant, perhaps preliminary, version is in the Clark Library, with the figures reversed, unsigned, and with the caption partially torn away. HART-DAVIS 1989.

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      Bln., Cassirer 1920.. 2. Aufl. 103 S. OKart. Mit Einbandill. der Verf. Einbd. berieb., Klammerrost. Marabacher Mgazin 71/1995. S. 156 - Mit eh., 3-zeil. Widmung und Zeichnung der Verfasserin a. d. Titelbl., dat. 1921. "Jussuf, der Prinz von Theben".

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        Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, n.d.(ca 1920's)., 1920. FIRST NIELSEN EDITION. 4to. Publisher's light blue cloth with elaborate gilt design and titles to spine and upper board; pictorial end papers. Illustrated with 12 colour plates with captioned tissues and monochrome plates and drawings within text. Ownership. Covers and gilt bright. Content tight and spotless. A fine copy. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Die Briefe der Diotima.

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

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        A Jester (or a sorcerer?).

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

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

      Chicago, Illinois: A.C. McClurg & Co.. Very Good with no Dust Jacket. 1920. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 5 x 7.5 in.: 428 pages. Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. Boards are original olive-green cloth with front and spine panels stamped in dark brown. Light wear to edges of boards with a small dent in top edge of front cover. Starting to separate at front and rear endpapers, which has been well-repaired with archival tape. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (no names, bookplates or writing), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except as indicated). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes a beautiful frontispiece and eight additional black and white illustrations by J. Allen St. John. : B&W Illustrations .

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        Phädrus Augusti Libertus: Aesopische Fabeln. Acht Holzschnitte.,

      Berlin : Amsler & Ruthardt [ca. 1920]. - 2 Bl. Titelei, [9] Bl. : Holzschn. unter Passepartout. Sennewald 20. - - - Nr. 40 von 50 Exemplaren, im Druckvermerk voll signiert. 8 voll signierte Holzschnitte und ein Hs.-Initial (monogrammiert) unter Passepartout. Mappe gering berieben, Deckel leicht gewölbt, leicht stockfleckig. Passepartout teils gering stockfleckig, sonst gut. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 28,5*21 cm. OHalbpergament-Flügelmappe, goldgepr. Rückentitel.

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