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        The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova (Six Volumes) Written by Himself now for the First Time Completely Translated into English

      Privately Printed. Limited Edition. Half Morocco. Very Good Plus. N.d., circa 1920. Privately printed for subscribers only. Limited to 500 sets on Louvain laid antique paper. Handsome red leather with simple gilt ornaments between raised bands on the spine. Other than light toning, clean and tight. Rubbing along the hinges of the first volume, and less so, other volumes. Overall, a very attractive leather bound set.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Document Signed

      Harding Publishing Company Marion, OH: Harding Publishing Company, 1920. Bank check drawn on the Marion County Bank Co. from the Harding Publishing Company (publishers of The Marion Star) dated June 26, 1920. Payable to W. G. Harding and endorsed [signed] in ink by W. G. Harding on reverse. Americana, U.S. President (1921-23).. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA) ]
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        Memorandum of the Secretary of State for War Relating to the Army Estimates for 1920-21

      Offered here is a scarce official government publication from Churchill's period as Secretary of State for War and Air - a Memorandum to Parliament regarding his Army Estimates for 1920-21 - meant to accompany his speech to Parliament of 23 February 1920. In January 1919, when he became Secretary of State for War and Air, Winston Churchill was only in his early 40s. Nonetheless, he was already a polarizing national figure who had already held several important Cabinet positions and been a force in national politics for nearly two decades. And he was already steeped in the politics, strategy, tactics, and realities of war. As a young man, he had seen and fought in wars on several continents, as both an insightful war correspondent and a professional soldier. In the First World War, Churchill's experience was truly singular, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after assuming questionable blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches, before being politically rehabilitated and returned to the Cabinet, before the war's end, as Minster of Munitions. As the new Secretary of State for War and Air in January 1919, Churchill immediately faced two overarching challenges: to demobilize the army that had fought the First World War, and to replace it with the army that would be prepared to fight future wars. On 23 February 1920, Churchill presented "The Army Estimates for 1920-21" to the House of Commons, announcing the final phases of demobilization and the replacement of the WWI army with "an entirely new Volunteer Army". The original government document offered here is Churchill's memorandum to Parliament "Issued in Amplification of the Speech of the Secretary of State introducing the Army Estimates for 1920-21." The two paragraph introduction by Churchill is dated 21 January, two days prior to Churchill's speech to Parliament. The Memorandum is intended to prepare the Parliamentary ground for the budgetary plow with what Churchill calls in his page 2 introduction "the interesting details". Churchill's speech to Parliament made the case for a very different army, bolstered by Churchill's assessment of major evolutions in strategic realities and the nature and mechanics of warfare itself. Churchill's memorandum offered here substantiates with details his requests and considerations, summarizing lessons of the war, the requirements of "the Future Army", and discussing a broad range of training, personnel policies, and organizational priorities. By all accounts, Churchill handled the mammoth task of demobilizing nearly 3.5 million British soldiers with success. Creating and sustaining a modern army proved more frustrating for Churchill, who found himself: "in charge of a War Office without a war, committed to economies". (See Martin Gilbert, Official Biography, Volume IV, p.506.) This very scarce document encapsulates much of Churchill's effort with respect to the army and offers a unique and substantial window into his time at the War Office. By 1921, he would be eager to leave the War Office, frustrated the lack of outlet for his talents and by differences with his Prime Minister. He would become Secretary of State for the Colonies in February 1921 and would not return to a military Cabinet post until the onset of the Second World War in 1939. This original Memorandum is in superlative, virtually mint, condition. There is absolutely no wear, no soiling, and no age-toning to either the covers or contents. Even the original string at the binding is bright, clean, and perfect. The only markings are official-looking ink stamped pagination (159-177) at the top right corners, indicating that this publication was likely once bound, which would explain the superlative condition. Bibliographic reference: Cohen B21.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        BEYOND THE HORIZON. A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

      New York: Boni and Liveright, (1920). First Edition. Hardcover. Both hinges split nearly completely with covers loose but still attached. Dampstain to bottom third of spine extending partly to the covers but not showing internally. A Good copy at best with a fine inscription. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Edith---/With all my best, and/in the hope that our dune-/hiking took off a pound or/two/Gene/Provincetown, Nov. 1920." Edith was the wife of Frank Shay, one of O'Neill's first publishers and one of the Provincetown Players (He appeared in John Reed's FREEDOM in 1916.). Shay bought the Boni brothers bookshop (Boni later joined Horace Liveright, becoming O'Neill's next, and major, publisher) and brought out the three Provincetown Plays series: the first appearance in print of BOUND EAST FOR CARDIFF and BEFORE BREAKFAST. In 1920, he and Edith, along with the Hutchins Hapgoods, the Wilbur Daniel Steeles, Susan Glaspell, and Jig Cook were frequent visitors at Peaked Hill Bar with Agnes and Eugene O'Neill, all having children who were playmates. Atkinson A 14-I-i.a: Binding A: 1250 copies published. Provenance: Parke-Bernet, 18 May 1971, lot 85.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

      New York & London: D. Appleton and Company, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth rubbed, spine faded, still Very Good and exceptionally scarce when signed. Second Printing with "2" on the last page of text. Original red cloth, neatly rebacked with nearly all of the original spine retained. Winner of the third Pulitzer Prize ever given for Fiction and the first by a woman, this copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to her close friends: "To my dear Matilda/& Walter Gay/Edith Wharton/December 1920." In addition, 14 pages of the text have brief pencil corrections by Wharton. A copy of Wharton's ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON inscribed to Matilda Gay sold at Sotheby's in 1976. We have been unable to locate any other signed copies of this title, Wharton's best known book, offered for sale in at least 30 years. When Walter Gay died in 1937, the same year Wharton died, he was dubbed the "Dean of American Painters in France" in his New York Times obituary. One of his better known paintings is of Edith Wharton's bedroom, which he inscribed to her. Matilda Gay attended Wharton's funeral.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        [Sample Book: Silk Braids] Latest Designs Braid Novelties

      London and Paris: D. & Company, n.d. (ca. 1920). Huge braid sample book (17 x 11 inches) comprising an accordion style page format with dozens of examples of finely braided silk and other fabrics, some pages having over 200 separate examples. A total of 25 separate leaves, each cloth backed and covered with thick printed paper with the company's information and decorative designs on every page. Some of the examples are missing, but greater than 90% are present. Occasional wear and soiling to covers, internally near fine. A scarce survival. We could find no similar item on the net, nor track down any information about this company.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Alcindor ou suite à la leçon d'amour dans un parc *

      Le Livre, Paris 28.6.1920. - Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur au faux-titre "Aux meilleurs amis, définitivement". Édition originale. L'un des 512 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives, seul tirage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        ONE DAY MORE

      1920. [1 of 377 signed copies] Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920. Original blue paper-covered boards, with Japan vellum spine and corners. First American Edition, which consisted of 377 copies numbered and signed by Conrad (this being copy #49). Little by little, Conrad's play "One Day More" (a dramatization of his 1903 tale "To-Morrow") was becoming more and more available to the public: in 1917 Clement Shorter issued a 25-copy edition, and in 1919 the Beaumont Press issued a 274-copy one (of which 24 were signed). This first one in America consisted of 377 numbered signed copies. The play was not available to "the masses" until 1924, when Doubleday Page issued a trade edition of it together with Conrad's play "Laughing Anne."~This is an atypically near-fine copy, with only the very slightest of cover soil, plus a hint of rubbing at the foot of the spine; the book was issued with no dust jacket other than a glassine wrapper. Cagle A20c.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Le Roman de la Momie *

      F. Ferroud, Paris (1920). - Reliure signée de Jean Hautecoeur, demi maroquin chocolat à coins, plats marbrés, tête dorée, signet, couvertures illustrées et dos conservés. L'un des 1'200 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches. Charmant illustré typique du goût de l'époque, pas si courant malgré le tirage annoncé, dans une reliure honnête. Image visible sur site céleste.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler [The Gambler] (First German Edition, and True First)

      Berlin: Ullstein, 1920. First Edition. First Edition (and correct first). One of the most important film sources of the twentieth century, basis for Fritz Lang's 1922 silent masterpiece, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler. Dr. Mabuse was one of the earliest examples of film noir characterization, and remained an obsession with Lang until the end of his film career.& & Very Good in black paper-covered boards with green rule, illustrations and titles. Slight lean, light taps to the top corners, rubbing to the boards and edges. A presentable copy of this scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Lucian Zabel

      Berlin: By The Author, ca 1920. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Orig. plain stapled wrappers, cobalt blue dust wrapper with front cover paper label. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Zabel, Lucian. 23 pages in text. 31 x 24.5 cm. Ten plates, and approximately 30 in the text, a few tipped-in, some in vivid colors, of Zabel's posters, advertising images, industrial logos, book bindings and graphic work with a selective list of clients. World Cat locates three copies. The author was also responsible for the classic, "Die Deutsche Werber Graphik." Front cover and dust wrapper spine faded, some chipping to latter.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Formation of Vegetable Mould throught the Action of Worms with Observations on Their Habits

      John Murray, London, [1920] - Apple-green paper boards with black titles in the rare beige dust jacket with brown lettering. This is the "Thirteenth Thousand "impression, dated 1904 on the title page but the binding and the ads of the rear panel of the dust jacket clearly move the publication date forward to the fall of 1920. Book is almost fine with clean interiors.The dust jacket has some staining and chipping on the spine and the top of the back panel. Interestingly the front panel of the dust jacket is entirely devoted to a list of Darwin's works available from John Murray. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        Sonnets *

      L.Pichon, Paris 1920. - Broché 27 x 19, couverture vieux rose décorée rempliée. L'un des 220 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin d'Arches à la cuve. Ravissant recueil de poésie amoureuse, soigneusement imprimé et imagé, avec une préface mystérieuse signée F.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Original Pastel Drawing of a seated nude by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

      ca. 1920-1930. Paperback. Fine. 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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        Vers de circonstance *

      Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 30.6.1920. - Broché 22 x 17, couverture imprimée. Plus ou moins insolé (ce recueil n'est-il pas insolent ?) et menus défauts compensé par une bien bonne provenance. Avec un quatrain autographe reproduisant en fac-similé la belle graphie du poète. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. L'un des 135 exemplaires de tête réimposés sur vergé, avant 1'040 pur fil.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Carmen *

      Rascher & co, Zurich (1920). - Relié pleine soie grenade 25 x 20, titres et cadres dorés, gardes de superbe papier marbré noir et or, signet, étui de carton brut. Fragile recouvrure du dos frotté ayant mis à vif le carton de reliure par endroits, état général néanmoins fort correct. L'un des 150 exemplaires numérotés, signés par l'artiste. Bel & délicat illustré, typique du style maniéré de l'artiste, dans les tons violents de rouge et noir qui conviennent à ce drame espagnol.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        GOKURAKU NO TOMO: FRIEND OF BLISS AND PARADISE. [An Old Erotic Hand-Painted Color Story.]

      A HAND-DRAWN AND COLOR PAINTED EROTIC STORY BOOK [Japan n.d. ca 1920] - . Green brocade silk covers, accordionfolded book, all edges gilt, contains 12 double-page colordrawing, on front and back sides of the leaves, 12 x 18 cm.,very good, tiny faint margin stain on 2 else clean. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2013Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Cinq récits *

      Éditions du Sablier, Genève 8.11.1920. - Broché 23 x 17, couverture imprimée rempliée, un brin défraîchie. Auréolé en bord de grande tranche. Un "Sablier" qui a bien résisté au temps, de plus grand format (ah! Les belles marges) que les habituels petits volumes de cette série, icelui le treizième - Superstitieux, levez-vous.Hormis le défaut signalé, bon exemplaire de ce livre fragile, peu courant même en tirage ordinaire. Les compositions de Masereel, des plus réussies, baignent dans une sorte d'onirisme grouillant, entre expressionnisme et images d'Épinal.Imprimé par l'inégalable Kundig à Genève Édition originale. L'un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur Chine, outre 14 Japon Impérial avec 2 dessins (le premier en possède un 3ème inédit) et une suite sur Chine, 25 Japon Impérial avec la seule suite et 500 Hollande sans truffe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Chtenie odna iz obyazannostei cheloveka (Reading is one of a Person's Duties)"

      Petrograd: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo, (1920). Framed poster measuring 19 inches by 26 inches. This two-color lithograph was printed in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) by the Petrograd State Publishing House and shows a man and a woman reading books while a hammer rests against the man's leg and more books lay in a pile at their feet. The accompanying text declares, in Cyrillic, "Reading is one of a Person's Duties." Starting in 1919, the Soviet government began a campaign to eradicate illiteracy by mandating compulsory education for children and enrolling illiterate adults in special literacy schools. Part of this new policy included issuing propagandistic posters linking literacy to one's duty as a Communist and positioning knowledge as the key to greater production. This poster, showing the tools of production next to books, was in close alignment with this new campaign. Writing in pencil and ink to upper margin of poster, otherwise fine in wooden frame measuring 23 1/2 by 30 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Petits airs *

      R.Davis, Paris 15.10.1920. - Broché 20 x 14, couverture illustrée rempliée. Dos et tranches peu insolés. Dans ce bien rare recueil de poèmes des débuts affleure un brin d'érotisme, le dernier titré "Degas" étant dédié à Barraud. Daté de décembre 1916, il s'agit vraisemblablement de la prime "rencontre" entre nos deux larrons, qui en feront bien d'autres, leur amitié perdurant durant près de quarante ans.Un scoop: la litho dont nous avons établi l'originalité est tirée dans chaque tranche d'édition sur Japon; elle n'a donc pas été relevée dans le catalogue de Darel & Cailler. Quant au portrait de Max, il ne figure que dans les tirages des deux premiers papiers.Pur chiffon sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 37 exemplaires numéroté sur Vieux Japon à la forme & signé par l'auteur, outre 13 Chine et 300 Pur Chiffon.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Été *

      [1920]. 1920 - Lithographie originale 37 x 30, monogrammée en bas à gauche dans la pierre et signée en regard sur la droite, tirée en noir par J.-E. Wolfensberger à Zurich à 30 exemplaires, sous cadre à baguette dorée 49 x 39. Une délicate et vaste composition que cette dame au chapeau qui évoque un peu Renoir, dans le prolongement du célèbre tableau "Femmes à la terrasse" de la collection Barbier-Müller à Genève, maintes fois reproduit comme emblématique de la période du renouveau de Barraud, quittant le microcosme enfumé des bars et du monde de la nuit pour renaître au grand jour à la faveur d'un périple tessinois en 1918; le personnage féminin central de la peinture est très clairement celui qui inspira cette vision gravée inversée.[Cailler & Darel 111]

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        Heures. Livre de la grâce *

      Éditions du Sablier, Genève 31.1.1920. - Broché, couverture rempliée imprimée en noir et rouge, en partie insolée comme souvent dans le prolongement du dos et des tranches. Pour faire suite aux "Heures. de la nuit", avec un envoi autographe signé de l'éditeur. Dans la production du premier quart du siècle intégralement reniée par l'auteur, au point que la plupart des notices bibliographiques figurant dans ses livres la passe sous silence. Édition originale. L'un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 5 Japon signés (le premier avec dessin original) et 20 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Honni Soit... (Erotic booklet) + 2 vintage nude photographs

      (ca.1920). Softcover. g. Quarto. 32pp. Two vintage photographs of erotic nudes and a booklet of 31 sepia-tone photographic reproductions of nude models, each one with a caption in French and English. One of the vintage prints is reproduced in the booklet (page 2), and depicts a topless 18th century woman. The photograph measures 9.5 x 7 in. and is mounted in an ivory cardboard frame (12.5 x 9.8 in.). The second vintage print is similar to two reproduced in the booklet (pages 24-25). The print depicts a model wearing only shoes, seated on a garden table, under a patio umbrella, with flower in hand. The photograph measures 9.5 x 7 in. Some edge wear on booklet with book block detached from wrappers, and minor rubbing along front cover. Wrappers in overall fair to good, interior in very good condition. Two vintage photographs in very good condition.

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        UNCLE WIGGILY ORIGINAL ART: IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH

      - (CAMPBELL,LANG)illus. UNCLE WIGGILY ORIGINAL ART for comic strip by Howard Garis. Garis originally created Uncle Wiggily for a newspaper comic strip and it became so popular that it was nationally syndicated on a daily basis. Lang Campbell is the artist who drew the characters which later evolved into many books. Offered here is a fabulous 4 panel continuous pen and ink strip that appeared in the Saturday newspapers circa 1920. The image measures 12/1/4" wide by 3 1/2" high on high quality paper. Signed in the corner, it is in fine condition with pencilled caption in the margin reading "It Was Good Enough" and with each panel featuring Uncle Wiggily (plus other characters). Each panel is remarkably detailed and amazingly has none of the usual white-out corrections that usually appear on these types of pieces.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        AN OBSERVER IN MALAY

      1920. [one of 25 copies] London: Printed for The Author for Private Circulation Only | By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd., 1920. Original dark red wrappers. First Edition, being one of 25 numbered copies, of which this is No 10. This was the eighteenth of the twenty very-limited-issue Conrad productions by Thomas J. Wise (issued with Conrad's permission). This piece -- a review of Hugh Clifford's STUDIES IN BROWN HUMANITY -- had originally appeared in the 23 April 1898 issue of the Academy, and would later be collected in NOTES ON LIFE & LETTERS. This is a just-about-fine, unopened copy (just a hint of wear at the fore-edge of the final internal leaf, one light crease to a wrapper corner). Provenance: with the discreet bookplate from the renowned Conrad collection of Stanley J. Seeger. Cagle A46. Housed in a handsome morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        The Fatherland - Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary, July 14th, 1915 - William Randolph Hearst Cover Photo - He Led This Country Into One War - he Has Helped to Keep it Out of Another, Plus: The War of 1920 - 2nd Instalment

      New York: The International Monthly. Stapled. 20 pages. Features: The Trade in the Tools of Death, by George Sylvester Viereck - an account of the tremendous development of the manufacture of munitions of war in the United States showing how this country, allegedly neutral, is helping to prolong the European conflict by furnishing firearms and explosive to the British Allies; Cartoon by A. Staehle shows the Prince of Peace coming out of Bethlehem, Palestine, and hell going out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the form of munitions on railcars; White List - A list of some companies what have refused to manufacture arms and ammunition and ammunition-related manufacturing machinery; Money From Death - a partial list of American companies engaged in the manufacture of munitions of war; Victory - In Battle and in Balkan Diplomacy; The War of 1920 - 2nd Instalment; The Ocean Travelers' Suicide Club; Arm the German Ships in New York Harbor; The Cleveland Automatic Company and the New York Times - poison shrapnel being provided to the Allies; Mr. Pulitzer in Looking-Glass Land - he seems to exist in a land where everything is the reverse of the truth; The Verdict - Guilty! - England on the Witness Stand; Spring's Awakening in Berlin, by Louis Viereck; Ad for Kaffee Hag on back cover; and more. Unmarked. Average wear. Covers loose but present, otherwise a sound copy. . Good. 1915. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Antique 6 Sided Wood Block Puzzle

      NP NP , ca. 1920's - 1930's. vg. Original wood boxed set of 30 wood picture blocks depicting 6 various scenes: Riders on horses; A Circus scene with clowns; Children playing in a park; Motorists, motorcyclists and airplanes flying overhead; A farm scene; Dutch people gathered near water and boats sailing. Each richly colored scene is included in the game as lithograph prints (except for the horse riders scene as the print is pasted on the box). Minor age wear on box with rubbing and chipping along edges of print pasted on front board. Clasp partly missing. Very minor rubbing on block designs. Wooden box in overall good+, blocks in very good, prints in near to fine condition.

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        FAIRY TALES

      1920. 1. (APPLETON,HONOR)illus. FAIRY TALES by Hans Christian Andersen. NY: Thomas Nelson, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 1/2 x 11 3/4"), blue pictorial cloth. AS NEW IN PUBLISHER'S PICTORIAL BOX (box VG with flaps repaired). First edition. A very beautiful edition of 14 fairy tales (Snow Queen, Ole Luk-Oie, What the Moon Saw, Red Shoes, Little Match Girl etc), illustrated by British artist Honor Appleton (of Josephine fame) with pictorial endpapers, 12 magnificent color plates plus numerous detailed pen and ink drawings all throughout the text. This is an outstanding copy, rarely found with the box.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        ?? ????? - ???????? - ?????? ????? (The State Publishing House - Yes to Books, No to Vodka)

      Moscow: State Publishing House Gosizdat, [1920]. Lithographed poster in four colors; 68cm x 53cm (ca 26-1/2" x 21"). Printed on thin, uncoated stock. Faint wear and soil; original fold lines visible, still a bright, nicely preserved example. Grade B+/A-. No restorations; not backed. & & The somewhat impressionistic image is of a peasant receiving inspiration through literacy training while a discarded, broken bottle of vodka occupies the foreground. The great Soviet literacy campaign ("Likbez") of the Twenties and Thirties brought the national literacy rate from around 40 percent to near 100 percent and was one of the major achievements of the early Bolshevik government. Peasants were taught to read through mandatory attendance at regional reading rooms, where designated readers would recite from state-approved texts (likely the scene being depicted in the present work). Likbez thus served simultaneously to educate the peasantry and as the primary outlet for state propaganda in the rural districts.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Island of Sheep

      New York: Houghton Mifflin. 1920, 1920. First US Edition. 8vo. Publisher's lavishly decorated paper covered boards with yellow linen spine, a near fine copy with minor bumping and edgewear. In a very good priceclipped example of the scarce dustwrapper, darkened to spine panel worn to hinges with a triangle of loss to head of spine. Detatched at joints with neat archival repair. Internally clean and bright. A very pretty example of a scarce piece of political polemic from Buchan and his wife Susan, written pseudonymously.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Self portrait, signed ("A. Segovia")

      N.p, n.d [c.a. 1920s] - An accomplished self-portrait of a young Andrés Segovia, with long hair and round glasses 6 x 6-1/2 in. Pen and ink on laid paper. Some minor soiling

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE BIBLE. GENESIS. From the Creation until the Deluge. Twenty Five Original Coloured Lithographs.

      Palestine Art Publishing, Jerusalem 1920 - Near Fine copy in original linen backed boards with sun, minimal wear cover edges. Colored frontispiece and twenty-four additional color plates printed one side only, as issued. Text and figure legends in Hebrew and English. A beautiful presentation. Folio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        Collected Legal Papers [With] Autograph Letter From Holmes

      1920. Holmes, Oliver Wendell [1841-1935]. Collected Legal Papers. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920. [ii], 316 pp. [And] [Autograph Letter On Supreme Court Letterhead, Signed O.W. Holmes and Dated February 3, 1921, Envelope, Signed and Addressed by Holmes, Pasted to Front Free Endpaper]. Single leaf folded to form four 8" x 5" pp., content on two sides. Original cloth, printed paper title panel and owner label to spine, Moderate shelfwear and fading, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped. Toning to text. Owner inscription (of "Harold W. Herrick/ Warfield, Kans./ March 7, 1921") to front pastedown, underlining and marks in pencil to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. Light toning to letter, minor tears along fold lines. * A valuable compilation, this volume contains Holmes's most famous speeches and papers from 1885 to 1918. Its publication in 1920 was an important event in the legal community, and it was reviewed with great enthusiasm in the major journals and law reviews. Holmes's letter is a response to a question by Herrick. He wished to locate an article by Holmes written in 1889 for the Youth's Companion magazine. Holmes says he lacks a copy of the piece, but notes that its substance is restated and expanded in "The Bar as a Profession." He goes on to say that Herrick can find this essay in the Collected Legal Papers, "published last month by Harcourt, Brace & Howe." His letter ends with a few remarks about this piece.

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        Der Erwachte Schlafer; Die Geschichte von den Drei Derwischen

      Potsdam: Muller & Co, 1920. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Edmond Dulac. 8vo. (110)pp. With 10 tipped-in full color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. One of 150 copies on hand-made paper. Original half leather binding, spine decorated in blind and with a red lettering piece, gilt; decorated paper over boards. Boards yawning a bit, trace of edgewear else a near fine copy. Text in German.

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        Characteristic Portraits of the Various Tribes of Cossacks Attached to Allied Armies in the Campaign of 1815; Taken from Life at Paris: and Accompanied by Historical Particulars, and Authentic Descriptions of Their Manners, Costumes, Etc

      London. R. Ackermann. 1920. Bound gilt ruled full calfskin. Gilt tooled decorations to front and rear covers with embossed stringed instrument to front and rear covers. Gilt titles to spine. Marbled edges and endsheets. Small Folio. 9.25" x 13.0". The First Edition. Illustrated by 12 leaves of engraved plates. Ackermann's extremely rare study of the Cossack tribes and their way of life at the time of the Napoleonic conquest. Rebacked in contemprary morocce. Original morocco label liad-on. Covers rubbed with loss of most tooling to front cover.Sporadic Foxing throughout. A crisp, tight copy. An exquisitely rare item, records indicate no copy has appeared at auction since 1978.

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        Original erotic watercolour.

      Ca. 1920. 32 x 25 cm. Signed in ink. Watercolour and ink on heavy paper. A nude girl is lying on some colourful pillows with a book in her lap.. Alfred Proessdorf (1882-1925)He was born in Leipzig and was educated in Düsseldorf. He moved to Sweden and Gothenburg. He worked for satirical magazines, such as Sunday-Nisse and Rattle. Images are often elegant and gives a good idea of style in clothes and furnishings.He also worked with graphics, painting and theater decoration. He did the costumes for E. Bauer revues 1919-1923

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        Kreidolf, Ernst] Fitzebutze

      Schaffstein n.d. (ca. 1920), Koln - Quarto. Color pictorial cloth backed boards, color illustrated endpapers, title-page and color illustrations nearly every page by Ernst Kreidolf. Spine chipped, internally very good. A scarce Kreidolf title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        This Side of Paradise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and blind to upper board. Spine titles a little dulled, top edge darkened, front hinges just starting, single spray of spotting over pages 256-6 but otherwise internally clean; a very good copy of a fragile book. First edition, first printing, of the author's first novel. With this novel Fitzgerald more or less invented the roaring Twenties, or at least positioned Zelda and himself at its very core. It was an instant success running to a number of printings in the first year.

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        A Determination of the Deflection of Light by the Sun's Gravitational Field, from Observations Made at the Total Eclipse of May 29, 1919 THE CONFIRMATION OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

      London: Harrison & Sons, 1920. First edition, journal issue. Among the experimental results predicted by Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity was the bending of light by massive bodies due to the curvature of space-time in their vicinity. To test this prediction, the astronomers Eddington and Dyson organized two expeditions-one to Principe Island off West Africa, and the other to Sobral in Brazil-for the purpose of observing the May 1919 solar eclipse; the sun served as the ‘massive body,’ and an eclipse was necessary in order to observe the light coming from other stars. “The results were in agreement with Einstein’s prediction, the Sobral result being 1.98 ± 0.12 arcsec and the Principe result 1.61 ± 0.3 arcsec [about twice the amounts predicted by Newtonian theory].” (Twentieth Century Physics III, pp. 1722-23). It was upon the publication of these results in November, 1919, that Einstein became world famous. Pais, Subtle is the Lord, (p. 309) points out that the New York Times Index contains no mention of Einstein until November of 1919. From that date until his death, Einstein’s name appeared in that newspaper each year, usually many times. Large 4to (290 x 226 mm). In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 220, pp 291-333 with 1 photographic plate of the eclipse. The entire volume 220 [viii 470 pp ] offered here in latter full cloth with gilt spine label. There is some light offsetting from a paper label having been stuck at the inner top margin of the first page of the Eddington paper and there is some very light damp staining to the upper margin of these pages. Punctured library stamp to upper corner of page 389/390, no stamps or other institutional markings.

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        Children's Tales

      London: Leonard Parsons,, 1920. (From the Russian Ballet.) Illustrated by I. De B. Lockyer. Quarto. Original japon, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 7 plates. Binding lightly rubbed and spotted, endpapers spotted. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Copy number 2 from a limited edition of 12 numbered copies signed by the author. The limitation was originally intended to be 75, but this was reduced to twelve and Sitwell hand-corrected the printed number on the limitation leaf in each copy.

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        The Australian Victories in France in 1918 [presentation copy]

      London,: Hutchinson, 1920.. Large octavo, contemporary dedication signed "John Monash", frontispiece and 30 photographic plates, 9 folding maps, a few marks to edges and endpapers; an attractive copy in the original blue cloth, a few bumps. Very rare presentation copy of the first edition of Monash's account of the Australian battles of 1918, given to a Gallipoli veteran who had served with Monash as part of the 16th Battalion, and who also served during the Allied offensive of Summer 1918 which is the subject of the book. Monash's inscription reads: "To an old comrade with warm regards. John Monash Lieut. General. 20/7/20".Monash is one of the most interesting figures of the First World War, and was justly proud of his achievements in 1918, when over a period of 60 days Australian forces under his command were involved in a series of battles as the virtual spearhead of the British Army in France, 'a series of victories unsurpassed in the annals of the British army...' (ADB). Monash wrote this account in about a month while stationed in London just after the war. The detailed account also has three appendices: a note on divisions; a list with citations for the 29 Victoria Crosses awarded to the AIF during 1918; and the "Corps Orders for the Battle of August 8th, 1918" - that is, the so-called 'black day of the German army'.Although Monash did not address his inscription, the dedicatee is proven by two further manuscript notes on the front paste-down: "L.J. Goldie Capt. 6th Bn. H.Q. 4th Aust. Div." and "L.J. Goldie Broome W.A." Louis John Goldie had originally enlisted as Louis Isaac Goldstein, but changed his name in November 1918. He was born in Melbourne, but enlisted from Black Boy Camp in "Westralia". He was in the 16th Battalion (although the inscription here almost certainly reads "6th", it may be that it was written by his wife, as she made the same error in a 1969 letter regarding Goldie's Gallipoli Medal; see his file in the National Archives). He served as a Sergeant-Major at Gallipoli , was promoted Lieutenant in October 1916, and Captain in February 1919. During the course of the war he was wounded five times, including being invalided from Gallipoli in August 1915, and he died in 1950 from what his widow believed were "war causes". Goldie's occupation was listed as a Pearl Cleaner, which no doubt explains why he lived in Broome.

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        Frederick Locker-Lampson. A Character Sketch with a Small Selection from Letters Addressed to Him and Bibliographical Notes on a Few of the Books Formerly in the Rowfant Library

      London: Constable & Company, 1920. First edition. Covers a little rubbed and dust soiled, edges with foxing, occasional very light foxing on leaves, else fine. Royal octavo.

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        Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp in Rhyme

      London: Nisbet & Co.,, [1920]. Quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, pictorial block copied from the original cover to the front board, inner dentelles, dark green endpapers with original endpapers bound in, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 12 tipped-in colour plates, captioned tissues and numerous monochrome illustrations throughout. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by the artist.

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