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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 His compositions include a piano concerto, a chamber symphony, and chamber music, all apparently unpublished.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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Umbra

      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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

      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".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: KEENER BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES]
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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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        GOÛT DU JOUR

      Paris: Francis Bernouard, June 20 - December 20, 1920. 13 volumes in the 13 original fascicles. Limited First Edition, One of 1400 printed on Verge d’ Arches. With 41 engraved plates, 40 of which are hand-coloured, each captioned. 8vo, each fascicle in its original paper wrappers printed and decorated in several colours, and each one in original glassine as well. Now nicely boxed. A very fine set indeed, essentially without flaw. RARE FIRST EDITION. A beautifully illustrated record of fashion in the heady first years after the Great War. A time known and remembered for decadence and new styles as clothing entered the Mod era and women began to liberate themselves from the heavy formal clothing of the past. The plates depict fashion for both men and women, and included clothing, hairstyles and even furniture. Many of the Art Deco period’s best engravers and illustrators in France were involved. Among them; George Gorvel, J.E. Laboureur, Llano Florez, Gabriel Daragnès, J.E. Laboureur, Llano Florez, Gabriel Daragnès, Robert Bonfils and more.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        THE POLICE ENCYCLOPAEDIA. 8 Volumes

      The Waverley Book Co. 1920 - Hardback. Eight Volumes. With a Preface by Sir Robert Anderson. The author has provided a mass of information about the origin, growth and organisation (at the time) of the Police Forces of the United Kingdom. Profusely Illus. + coloured Frontis/tissue-guard in Vol. I. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Also pub. by Blackfriars Publishing Co. 1918 plus Waverley Book Co. 1920 and 1925. The Waverley Edn. was 'specially prepared for subscribers.' All 8 volumes have sunned sps. and sl. fading along top edges. Blue cloth/gilt lettering to sp. with Scales of Justice also in gilt. Vg. The combined weight is approx. 7kg. which will require additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Loretta Lay Books]
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        A Relation between Distance and Radial Velocity among Extra-Galactic Nebulae

      Washington, D.c.: Carnegie Institu. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Edwin Hubble's landmark paper documenting what would later become known as Hubble's Law, stating that there is a proportional relationship between a galaxy's recession velocity and its distance from the Earth. One of the most profound discoveries in science, Hubble's data provided evidence of an expanding universe, thereby providing the essential argument for the Big Bang theory, proving the natural implications of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and ultimately allowing for the determination of the age of the universe. By the early 1920's advances in spectroscopy had allowed for the observance of a curious "redshifting" of galaxies, indicating that the majority of galaxies seemed to be receding from the Milky Way. The evidence was rudimentary and inconclusive and "various weird and wonderful explanations were put forward, but there was no consensus. The case of the receding galaxies remained a mystery until Edwin Hubble applied his mind and his telescope to the problem. When he entered the debate he saw no point in wild theorizing, particularly when the power of the mighty 100-inch Mount Wilson telescope held the promise of new data." To solve the redshift mystery, Hubble and his assistant Milton Humason "divided the work between them. Humason would measure the Doppler shifts of numerous galaxies, and Hubble set about measuring their distances... By 1929 Hubble and Humason had gauged the redshifts and distances for forty-six galaxies." Using only the twenty that were within an acceptable margin of error for their measurements, Hubble plotted velocity versus distance for each galaxy. "In almost every case the galaxies were redshifted, implying they were receding. Also, the points on the graph seemed to indicate that the velocity of a galaxy strongly depended on its distance. Hubble drew a straight line through the data, suggesting that the velocity of a given galaxy was proportional to its distance from the Earth... "If Hubble was right, the repercussions were immense. The galaxies were not randomly dashing through the cosmos, but instead their speeds were mathematically related to their distances, and when scientists see such a relationship they search for a deeper significance. In this case, the significance was nothing less than the realization that at some point in history all the galaxies in the universe had been compacted into the same small region. This was the first observational evidence to hint at what we now call the Big Bang. It was the first clue that there might have been a moment of creation." (Simon Singh, Big Bang). Two additional implications of Hubble's discovery were that, through the use of Hubble's Law and the accurate determination of Hubble's proportionality constant, the age of the universe could be determined; also, it confirmed the natural result of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity which predicted an expanding universe (before Einstein added his "cosmological term" to prevent this seemingly impossible conclusion). After Hubble's discovery proved the unnecessary and incorrect inclusion of the forced "cosmological term" in Einstein's theory, Einstein sought out Hubble to congratulate him, later calling his cosmological term "the biggest blunder he ever made in his life." In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 3. [Washington, D.C.]: Carnegie Institution, 1929. The entire volume offered. Quarto, elegant modern three-quarter morocco. A few stamps to outer corner of a few pages (none to Hubble paper). Binding and Hubble paper in fine condition.

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        Harding Gushes With Affection For His Cronies . A letter to the Charles Forbes family praises the man who would later betray his confidence

      Harding Gushes With Affection For His Cronies.& .& A letter to the Charles Forbes family praises the man who would later betray his confidence.& & President Harding was elected in 1920 and he brought a few friends (known as the "Ohio Gang") with him to the White House. The Gang was led by Harry M. Daugherty (Harding's appointment as Attorney General) and included Albert B. Fall (Secretary of the Interior) and Charles R. Forbes (Veteran's Bureau). These men were corrupt, and after Harding's death scandal after scandal came to light, ruining his reputation in history.& & After it was discovered that Secretary Fall had received several hundred thousand dollars from oilmen Harry Sinclair and Edward Doheny, to whom he had leased naval oil reserves in California and at Teapot Dome, Wyo., the name Teapot Dome was linked with Harding's as a symbol of corruption. Fall, finally convicted of bribery, went to jail, as did others. Daugherty, dismissed by Coolidge, barely escaped their fate. As for Forbes, he figured out how to put taxpayer money, intended to build veteran's hospitals, directly into his own pockets. When this was uncovered he fled to Europe to avoid prosecution, but eventually returned and was sent to prison. The following letter, written while Harding was serving as U.S. Senator from Ohio, is an eye-opening illustration of just how close the future president was with these men.& & Autograph Letter Signed on his personal letterhead, two pages, Washington, December 30, 1918, to Mrs. Charles Forbes, wife of his convivial crony. "Mrs. Harding commands me to write and express the pleasure we had in receiving your card. We had not known before that Major Forbes had become a Lt. Colonel. Of course, we were delighted at the promotion and greatly pleased to hear from you. The writer is doing the secretarial work because Mrs. Harding is in bed and has been there for six weeks - hydro nephrosis. We all think she is doing well now, patient included. Dr. Sawyer was here yesterday and added to her progress by comforting assurances. He inquired concerning Colonel Forbes and yourself, and we could tell him little, except that the soldier had written just before the armistice and we had heard you were in Washington through a letter from Governor Pinkham. The governor is surely a great friend of the Forbes family. By the way, he sent us a package & & of Korea coffee with Christmas greetings. Mrs. Harding was greatly interested in your employment and thinks it fine that you can be engaged in engrossing work in the extended absence of your husband. How fine it is for you to be really well! Long may& & your good fortune continue. Marcia must be fast becoming a young lady. Time fairly flies. It is four years since we first greeted her and you in beautiful Honolulu. Most likely the Lt. Colonel will be returning soon. Very likely we will get to greet him before you do, unless you are coming east. If you will come here to greet him, we will make you both welcome. We are fond of the Forbes." Florence Harding had a serious kidney ailment and almost died a number of times before she became first lady. This stay in bed was the result of one of those episodes. The Pinkham referred to was Lucius Pinkham, Governor of Hawaii Territory at the time. Dr. Sawyer was Charles E. Sawyer, Hardings' personal physician for years in their hometown of Marion, Ohio, who came to serve Harding in the White House.& & No clearer example could be found of the psychology of the future president, as here he freely manifests the very attitude that drew him into the morass. The love and trust he showered on the Forbes family (and his other friends) was touching but sadly misplaced; it would be repaid with ingratitude and betrayal. A very important letter, more personal and revealing than any other we have seen. It is also an uncommon Autograph Letter Signed to the Forbes family, auction records indicating that no other such letter has been offered for sale over the past 30 years.&

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        STUDI DANTESCHI. Diretti da Michele Barbi.

      Sansoni 1920-1984 In-8, bross., ca. 150/200 pp. cad. vol. Di questa importante rivista offriamo una raccolta completa, dal 1920 (vol. I) al 1984 (vol. LVI), in 53 volumi. Tutta la raccolta è ben conservata (solo lievi mancanze ad alcuni dorsi). "Fondata e diretta da Barbi, sotto gli auspici della Società Dantesca Italiana nel 1920, in quaderni semestrali, la pubblicazione fu interrotta nel 1943 (col vol. XXVII). Riprese nel 1949 e fu ancora interrotta negli anni 1952 e 1956. La rivista, dopo la morte di Barbi venne affidata a Mario Casella ed è, dal 1957, diretta da Gianfranco Contini. Il campo d'azione è vastissimo, occupandosi di tutti i principali problemi attinenti la critica dantesca." Cosi' Diz. Vallecchi,II, pp. 1293-94.

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        HANSEL AND GRETHEL & OTHER TALES

      New York: E.P. Dutton and Co., 1920. First separate edition, American issue. With 20 tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 4to, original red cloth with gilt pictorial vignette and lettering on upper cover and black lettering on spine, t.e.g. x, 160. A very nice copy. The cloth only lightly mellowed, internally clean and fresh. SCARCE. It was FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, first published in 1909, for which Rackham had the most affection, perhaps because it was the first book to bring him success. Constable, during and after the war, reissued the stories in three separate books (LITTLE BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER; SNOWDROP; and HANSEL AND GRETHEL) to rekindle interest in fairy books in general and Rackham's work in particular. The American edition was published by Duttin the same year.

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        Le Serpent

      From the limited edition of 230 copies, now very difficult to find,  is offered example no. 158 of 169 on handmade Holland Van Gelder paper, complete with the 96 prints, dual signed by Paul Valéry and the publisher in black ink, (on justification page, number printed on colophon, as called for), with the original extraordinary snake skin pattern paper wrappers in the sewn binding, in 2 tints and 1 shade of brown with flecks of black and white, each side with a subtly different pattern, a triumph of 1920's French Art Deco design, and with the brown portfolio case, the upper side decorated after an exquisite Lewitska print, a snake curled around an asymmetric heart, with supplementary suites of 50 prints without text, nineteen Marchand lithographs on individual leaves, 6 not able to be used by the publisher for illustrations of the text, and 13 variations of lithograph illustrations, including 8 printed in sepia + a set of the 31 b/w Lewitska wood engravings on 8 leaves. PRODUCTION: printed in French on Holland van Gelder, the 31 wood engravings printed by Coulouma, the 34 lithographs printed by Desjobert, wrappers by R. Pichon, Charpentier & Riby, printed on the verso of the upper side, modèle depose, (modeled after what is shed). SIZE: 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10.04 inches), as issued. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: generally clean and fresh, extremities with edge toning from wrappers, final text page with toning and a few spots, some pages with a small margin spot. Wrappers: clean and bright. Upper Side: spine edge at foot chipped with loss. Lower Side: Fine. Binding: 2 signatures weakened but solid. Case: Lacks ties, which are cleanly excised: some corner wear: clean and bright: a few light rubs. SUMMARY: The poem partners a reworked, greatly expanded version of "Ebauche d'un Serpent", (published first in Paul Valéry's collection, Charmes in 1922), on the temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, done from the point of view of the snake, with contrapuntal print illustrations of two artists done in 2 mediums, lithography and wood engraving, each with different visions of the work. Jean Marchand's sinuous figurative lithographs with their tropical imagery contrast a dreaming Eve and landscape of sleep with a malevolent snake. Sonia Lewitska's geometric snake motif wood engravings, with their embedded emblem and savagery and dynamic of hiding in plain sight, are a remarkable synthesis of 'primitive' art and a modern urban sensibility. PAGINATION: Collated and confirmed complete; 63 leaves with 96 prints: 2 front blank leaves + 6 preliminary leaves including signed justification leaf illustrated with the first Jean Marchand lithograph, title leaf, and Valéry note praising the illustrations + Leaves 7-31, poem with principal body of illustrations + Leaf 32, printing information and Leaf 33, editor's note illustrated with the 15th Jean Marchand lithograph + 27 leaves of prints in 2 suites + 1 rear blank leaf. Prints in Suites: Suite 1: Works of Jean Marchand in 3 parts with 19 lithographs independent of text, printed on only one side of the leaf, versos blank, including 6 original b/w lithographs not selected by the publisher to illustrate "Le Serpent". Part I; 5 b/w lithographs, 3 are interesting variations of hors-texte lithographs accompanying the poem; 2 are new lithographs. Part II; 8 lithographs previously printed in the text in b/w are printed in sepia in full-page format on only one side of the leaf, versos blank. Part III; 6 b/w lithographs, 2 are supplementary variations; 4 are new lithographs. The final lithograph, a remarkable work not offered with the illustrations to the poem, depicts a sleeping Eve, a vermicular trail leading from her open legs to the snake in the distance. Suite 2: A complete set of the 31 b/w Sonia Lewitska wood engravings printed on 8 leaves without text, versos blank. REFERENCE: Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands), Koopman Special Collections; online catalog essay with bibliography. Monod 10905. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        The Forerunner, His Parables and Poems

      New York: Alfred A Knopf,, 1920. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green, titles and mystical emblem gilt to front cover. Illustrated frontispiece and four other plates after drawings by the author. Ends and corners rubbed, covers faintly marked, front endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Gibran's third Knopf title, published before The Prophet. As an artist, Gibran was compared to Rodin, as a writer, he was compared (by Rodin himself) to William Blake. If this is so, then its is more Blake's early Songs of Innocence and Experience, than his later Book of Los, Milton or Jerusalem that Gibran is channelling in this book of visionary yet playful parables.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE FORERUNNER His Parables and Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First edition. Very Good. The author's scarce third work in English. Complete with 64 pages and five plates made from Gibran's drawings. A Very Good or better copy with spine dulled and previous owners bookplate and name on front end papers, but internally, quite clean and unmarked. This book is similar in style and format to "The Prophet," the author's best-known work, with a series of short chapters written in lyrical prose and offering guidance and inspiration for different aspects of life. A scarce and important early work in attractive condition. Additional images available upon request. Very Good.

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        Poems

      London:: Chatto & Windus,, 1920.. First edition, first printing.. Hardcover. VG+/VG-. ix, (iii), 33pp, plus the guarded portrait frontis. John Middleton Murry's copy, and with his neat handwritten name, dated November 1920, to the front pastdown. Some tanning to free endpapers. Contents very clean, but for tide stains to the frontis, yellowing to the tissue guard, and tanning to the title page. Large octavo, 220x175mm, in the original maroon cloth with paper spine label intact. Clean, firm and bright, but for a little fading to the head of the spine and the adjacent corner of the lower board. Corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. In the restored dust jacket: this, formerly very stained, is a little faded, and the spine and other chips have been made good with toned paper. Laid into a new ochre cloth solander box, spine titled in gilt.

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        Uber die Spektra von Atomsystemen mit zwei Elektronen

        ?Heisenberg?s masterly contribution in magnetism lies in identifying the quantum mechanical exchange energy, first appearing in the context of chemical bonding and spectroscopy, to be of central importance in explaining ferromagnetism...  The question was this: If every atom has an outer cloud of electrons, then how do atoms approach each other to form a chemical bond?  It was Heisenberg who showed that the interaction between electrons, called the exchange energy,? was the key (ibid., 60).  His "exchange interaction? is a force generated solely by the exchange of positions of two totally indistinguishable quantum particles ? ?a quantum mechanical effect which increases or decreases the expectation value of the energy or distance between two or more identical particles when their wave functions overlap? (Wikipedia). In the early 20th century physicists did not understand ferromagnetism on an atomic basis.  ?It was Heisenberg?s work in the late 1920?s that filled this void.  To accomplish this, quantum mechanics had to be discovered first...  It was indeed in the fitness of things that the quantum dynamics of the electron left an imprint on another area, namely magnetism, which too had to do with the magnetic effects of electron dynamics? (ibid., 58).  What Heisenberg began to understand was the connection between ferromagnetism and electron bonding, two areas that most physicists believed were wholly unconnected phenomena.  ?It was Heisenberg, who saw the connection and established it in two seminal papers, written in 1926 and 1928 [the two papers offered here]? (Chatterjee, ?Heisenberg and Ferromagnetism,? Resonance, 2004, 63-64). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin, Julius Springer.  4to. Two papers in full volumes. Zeitschrift für Physik Volumes 39 and 49.  Bound in black cloth over marbled paper boards; library labels removed with slight ghosting visible.  Very minor rubbing at the edges on Volume 39.  Both tightly and solidly bound.  Near pristine throughout the interior.  

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        Beschrijving van Barabudur.

      Martinus Nijhoff, 1920-31., 'S-Gravenhage, - I: Archaeologische Beschrijving. Door N.J. Krom. II: Bouwkundige Beschrijving. Door T. Van Erp. I: 1 text vol. in folio. viii, 791pp. 2 plates. Original cloth, & 2 plates vols. in elephant folio. 442 loose plates in original portfolio. Limited to 215 copies. II: 1 text vol. in folio. xv, 486, 82pp. 18 illus. Original cloth, & 1 plate vol. in elephant folio. 250 loose plates in original portfolio. Limited to 200 copies. A complete set in 5 vols., very scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collected Poems

      London: Selwyn and Blount, Ltd.,, 1920. With a foreword by Walter de la Mare. Octavo. Original beige cloth-backed boards, white title label to spine, brown japon paper to sides, blue linen endpapers. Photogravure portrait frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard. Covers generally tanned and rubbed, with the corners worn, though all structurally sound save for one or two cracking inner hinges. A very good copy. First edition, first impression; from a limited issue of 100 numbered copies on Japon paper.

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        Original fashion cover design for Vogue magazine, pencil and gouache on paper

      New York, ca. 1920. (FASHION) Image 8 x 5-1/2 inches, matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches overall. Portrait of a woman (torso) in gown holding a mirror. Excellent condition . Reynaldo Luza (1893-1978), pre-eminent fashion artist, was born in Lima, Peru. He began training as an architect at the University of Louvain, Belgium, but returned to Peru at the outbreak of World War I, where he changed his studies from architecture to art. In 1918 he came to the United States, where he earned his living by contributing drawings to several fashion publications, principally VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, and VANITY FAIR. In 1921 he joined HARPERS BAZAAR as the principal fashion artist, a position he was to hold for 27 years. He divided his time between New York, Paris and London, working closely with all of the leading fashion designers of the times--Poiret, Patou, Lelong, Paquin, Douillet, Doucet, Cheruit, Worth, Drecoll, Callot Soeurs, Redfern, Martial et Amand, Premet, Reboux, Chanel, Vionnet, Molyneaux, Schiaparelli, Hartnell, Steibel, and Balenciaga, among others. In 1940 Luza made New York his principal base, where, over the next few years, he continued his activities at Harpers as well as creating fabric and furniture designs, and the costumes for the movie "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Among other distinctions, he received several honorary appointments from the government of Peru, including that of Artistic Director of the Paris Exposition of 1938 and the New York World's Fair of 1939-40; he also did the interior design of the new Lima airport. In 1950 Luza returned to Peru, where he began a second career as a portrait painter, exhibiting his work over the next few years in Paris, New York, and Washington, D.C

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        THE STORY OF TABBYKIN TOWN IN SCHOOL AND AT PLAY

      Published by C.W. Faulkner & Co. Ltd., 1920. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Very good condition. 'Kittycat' is a Pseudonym for Louis Wain. Tall, slim format. Beige paper covers with colour pictorial onlay to front. 12 pages. Thirteen illustrations to the text including five colour. Staple binding as issued. Minor foxing to covers. Contents lightly marked by fingering. Closed tears at lower stapled edge of pages, expertly and invisibly repaired. A nice copy of a scarce Louis Wain item. [S]

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        Das Vogel-ABC. ABC in 52 Bildern

      Darmstadt: Ratio-Presse, 1920. Small square quarto. (52)pp. One of 110 copies, signed by the author/illustrator, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens. A beautiful German alphabet book, printed entirely by lithography. Each letter is shown both in Fraktur and Roman types, one on each page, and is illustrated with vibrant hand-colored birds whose names begin with the letter. Perched on top of the letter Q is a bright green quetzal with long, dramatic tail feathers, and two parakeets, or Wellensittich, cuddle on top of the letter W. Below each letter is a couplet describing the bird. In addition to being half of the Ernst Ludwig Presse, along with his brother, printer and typographer Christian Heinrich Kleukens, F. W. Kleukens was a distinguished typographer and artist in his own right. Kleukens illustrated many of the Presse's books, as well as a few books for children. Stab-bound in illustrated wrappers, protected with mylar and a contemporary plain paper dust wrapper. Some faint foxing to covers and fore-edge, else fine and bright.

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        Further Chronicles of Avonlea

      Boston, The Page Company,, 1920. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial label to upper board. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by John Goss. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper but an exceptionally fresh copy in the pictorial dust jacket with a number of tiny chips at the edges. First edition, first printing. Very scarce in this condition. This collection of short stories, sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea, explores the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island, and includes appearances by Anne Shirley, the titular heroine of Montgomery's first book, Anne of Green Gables.

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        The Lafayette Flying Corps

      First Edition by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1920. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in decorated dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front boards. The top edges of the text blocks are gilt. The cloth at the corners of the heads and heels of the spines is lightly worn and rubbed and the spine of volume II is faded as is the outer edges of the front board. There is also a prior owner's name and address on the first free end pages of each volume. Both volumes are small quartos measuring 10 3/16" tall by 7" deep. Volume I contains 514 pages and volume II contains 361 pages including appendices and an index. Without dust jackets. Laid-in to volume II is an undated, three page specimen copy of an appeal from The Escadrille Lafayette Memorial Association for funds to help complete a memorial cemetery in France dedicated to the Americans who lost their lives over France during the First World War. Both volumes are illustrated with black and white photographs and color plate illustrations. Volume I contains the personal biographies and service records of each of the members of the Lafayette Flying Corps Considered by many to be the standard reference on the Lafayette Escadrille. A very handsome set with none of the foxing so often seen.

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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;

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        THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

      Published by William Heinemann, 1920. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition, limited to 625 numbered and signed copies. Vellum-style boards with gold titles and vignette. Vellum spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 110 numbered pages. Coloured mounted frontis. 3 double-page and 2 full-page colour silhouettes, 8 single page b/w silhouettes plus 41 text illustrations. This edition has an extra colour silhouette drawing not in trade edition. Green and white pictorial endpapers. SIGNED by Rackham, this is copy no. 618. The covers are browned, foxed and slightly grubby. There is a small piece of surface paper missing to edge of front cover. Corners are worn. The colour plate is present and in fine condition. Inscription in ink to half title-page. Cracking to some of the hinges. There is light browning throughout and the top corners of the rear endpapers are creased. [R]

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        A MAID FROM MARS

      Truro, Cornwall: Printed by Oscar Blackford, 1920 Derrick, Katherine Ross. A MAID FROM MARS. Truro, Cornwall: Printed by Oscar Blackford. N.d. c. 1921. First edition. 12mo., 48pp., sandy colored stiff wrappers with illustrated upper cover. Undated but references to "wireless", "aero-plane", "flying machine" & "the war" suggests about 1920. The story of a maid from mars who comes to earth [Cornwall] in human form, learns the language in a few months, attempts to share here Martian culture & spirit & who in the ends thinks mankind unready & splits. The earliest piece written about Mars by a woman & in a context which might be called loosely "feminist". Rare. To our knowledge no other copy has ever been offered.. 1st Edition.

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        THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1920. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Clarke, Harry. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. An Anthology of Recent Poetry with introduction by Harold Monro. 12 beautiful colour plates, 12 in cream and white plus decorations. Beige cloth, pale blue titles with red vignettes to front cover and spine. 128 pages. 10.5 x 8". Spine and corners bumped. Large foxspots to contents (affecting some of the cream and black plates and some of the margins of the colour plates). A lovely bright copy in exceptionally scarce original dustwrapper which is slightly edge worn (a tiny piece of loss to lower edge of rear panel), a little grubby to rear panel and slightly browned to spine. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING An Anthology of Recent Poetry

      London: George G. Harrap & Co, Ltd.. Near Fine. 1920. Hardcover. This is the London, September 1920 Edition - a handsome trade edition, hardcover book of poetry illustrated by Harry Clarke and compiled by L D'O Walters. (1920 on the title page and First Published September 1920 on the copyright page) . The covers are a spring green cloth with decorative border in bright gilt on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine. The binding is tight, corners and spine straight. There is a faint hint of wear at the tips of the corners. Very clean. Well cared for. The end papers are also a soft spring green. There is a former owner gift note and date on the front free end paper. There are no other marks or writing. There is a slight raise to the cloth on the rear end paper possibly from the removal of a tiny price or bookstore label. The interior pages are crisp and clean. There are 24 full page illustrations, 12 in color, including the frontispiece, and 12 in black ink on a beige tone background. The half title page has a large line drawing in black and white. There are numerous black ink drawings within the text and as tailpieces (chapter end decorative drawings) . The Introduction is by Harold Monro. Poets - Belloc, Brooke, Chesterton, De la Mare, Yeats and many more. The Clarke illustratio ns are fantastical and serious, many in plentiful pastels. ; 4to; 128 pages .

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        Lista True Tartans - All British

      [Bradford: Lister and co. Ltd., n.d., c.1920]. 2 volumes, folio (375 × 225 mm). Original green cloth, titled as above in gilt. One containing 15 leaves with 4 mounted silk samples to each, the other with 20 similar leaves, the leaves linen-hinged in concertina-fold, both volumes with one additional swatch on the contents listing which is mounted inside the upper board. A little rubbed, some wear at the corners, one volume lacks its retaining band, the other has been knotted by way of repair, contents with some finger-soiling, but overall very good. Wonderful sample books for "true" tartans, that is fabrics woven with accurate thread counts to match the approved sett or pattern for recognized clan tartans. A total of 146 identified tartans are represented by fabric swatches, rectangular in one volume, triangular in the other, both of around six inches in length so we presume that the full sett is shown in the examples. Lister's Manningham Mills, based in a superb high Victorian Italianate building with campanile-chimney, was the largest silk factory in the world, at its height employing 11,000. They were suppliers of highest quality fabrics, for example providing 1,000 years of velvet for George V's coronation. With the rise of foreign competition, and the prevalence of artificial fibres the business collapsed in the 1990s, the Grade II* listed building has been renovated and converted into apartments.

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        A Shropshire Lad

      New York: John Lane, 1920. (LIEBLING, A.J.) 12mo. 96 pp. Cloth. Spine darkened, light shelfwear . Signed "A.J. Liebling" on the front free endpaper

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        Das Struwwelpeter-Album. Aus Bilderbüchern des Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann

      FfM., Rütten & Loening o. J. [ca. 1920].. 4°. 2 Bll., 24 Bll. Mit 1 Portaittaf.; 32 Bll.; Tit., 26 Bll., Tit., 24; 24; 16 S. Mit zahlr. kolor. Illustr. OLn. ill. Kanten berieb. Rü restaur. Titelbl. fleckig, unterl. Wenige Bll. m. kl. Randeinriss. Selten - Enthält: Struwwelpeter; König Nußknacker un der arme Reinhold; Im Himmel und auf der Erde; Bastian der Faulpelz; Prinz Grünewald und Perlenstein; Besuch bei Franz Sonne (11.-20. Tsd.).

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        WRITINGS of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse, With Prefaces and Notes i

      1920. HARDY, Thomas. THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS HARDY IN PROSE AND VERSE. (The Anniversary Edition, with Prefaces and Notes). New York: Harper & Brothers, (1920). "Anniversary Edition," 1/1250 numbered sets, complete in 21 volumes. Illustrated with a photogravure frontis and plates. 8vo., 3/4 leather and marbled boards, raised band, gilt decorated spines. A lovely set.

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        ARCTIC ORPHANS

      1920. 1. PARKER,B. AND N. ARCTIC ORPHANS. London & Edinburgh.: W. & R. Chambers, no date, circa 1920. Oblong folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/2"), pictorial boards, light edge and spine rubbing else near Fine. The adventures of three young polar bears that lose their parents, told in verse by B. Parker. Illustrated by N. Parker with 13 incredible full page full color illustrations plus illustrations in text, pictorial endpapers and striking color covers. One of the rarest of the Parkers' fine picture books and a beautiful copy.

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        Das Verborgene Deutschland

      Offenbach a.M.: Klingspor, 1920. Small quarto. (5) ff. With hand-drawn and hand-colored initial and decorations by Rudolf Koch, the famed type designer and calligrapher at the Klingspor type foundry in Germany. This copy apparently was a proof copy, as it contains handwritten notes on changes to be made to the opening initial as well as the terminal paragraph decoration on the facing page. The author, Paul de Lagarde, was a renowned nineteenth century Bible scholar and orientalist as well as a virulent anti-semite and nationalist whose writings are thought to have influenced Hitler. Koch, for his part, had strong ties to Offenbach's Jewish community, and at one time produced a complete Haggadah. That the two men's work should be paired in this volume, then, is something of an historical curiosity. Slight bumping to spine at head and foot, else fine in pictorial boards.

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        La Madre [Signed]

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1920. First edition. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original tan wrappers lettered in black and in red and with the Publisher's device in black to the front wrapper (general signs of having been read with some expected creasing and light cracking to the spine, slight loss to the spine tail), SIGNED BY GRAZIA DELEDDA on the copyright page). Grazia Deledda won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Literature for "her idealistically inspired writings which with plastic clarity picture the life on her native island and with depth and sympathy deal with human problems in general". One of Italy's greatest and most popular authors, she was the second woman of any nationality to win the Prize (following the 1909 winner, Selma Lagerlof). In his presentation speech Henrik Schück, President of the Nobel Foundation specifically cited "La Madre" and stated: "It is rather difficult for a foreigner to judge the artistic merit of her style. I shall therefore quote one of the most famous Italian critics on this matter. «Her style», he writes, «is that of the great masters of the narrative; it has the characteristic marks of all great novelists. No one in Italy today writes novels which have the vigour of style, the power of craftsmanship, the structure, or the social relevance which I found in some, even the latest, works of Grazia Deledda such as La Madre (1920) [The Mother] and Il Segreto dell'uomo solitario (1921) [The Secret of the Solitary Man].» Signed copies of Grazia Deledda's works are quite scarce, and copies of "La Madre" in the first edition are exceedingly so. Our search of the auction records reveals only one signed copy of any of Grazia Deledda's works having come to auction in the last 42 years. A Very Good copy of an exceedingly scarce book, SIGNED BY GRAZIA DELEDDA. RARE.

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