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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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        Revue travestis N°182.

      La mode nationale & L. Demuylder 1920 - - La mode nationale & L. Demuylder, Paris _s.d. (circa 1920), 25,5x35,5cm, agrafé. - Edition originale. Rare numéro de cette revue d'inspiration Art Déco illustré de 16 gravures à pleine page en couleurs représentant costumes et déguisements de toutes les époques et de tous les peuples. Exemplaire bien complet de sa planche descriptive des costumes in-fine. Mors fendu en tête et en pied avec manques, la dernière planche tendant à se détacher du corps de la revue. La Mode [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        SONESSONS HUFVUDKATALOG A-D.

      AB Wilh Sonesson&Co 1920, XVIII+624+208+412 + XII+216+288 + X+148 + VIII+140s mycket rikt illustrerad med stålstickavbildningar av firmans hela produktion. Utgivarens halvfranska band med förgyllda rygg- och pärmtitlar, svartpräglade pärmvinjetter, röda snitt; band A med ett mindre kapitälriss och är något lös i bindningen (ofrånkomligt p g a tyngden), något enstaka hundöra eller marginalriss, för hand inskrivet i varje band: Fiskeby Bruks AB, Inköpsavdelningen. Komplett i 4 uniformt bundna och välhållna volymer.. Firmans fjärde huvudkatalog i en upplaga om 10 000 ex (den första utgavs 1893 och omfattade 44 sidor). BAND A innehåller: A I: Verktygsmaskiner, Smidesmaskiner, Kompressorer och Pneumatiska Verktyg, Gjuterimaskiner och Fläktar, Ugnar och Svetsningsapparater; A II: Träbearbetningsmaskiner, Byggnadsmaskiner, Motorer; A III: Verktyg för Järn- och Metallbearbetning, Mätverktyg, Verktyg för Träbearbetning, Lyftredskap, Div Järnvaror och Metaller, Transmissioner. BAND B: B I: Järnrör och Rördelar, Värmeledningsmaterial, Armatur och Instrument för ånga och luft, Smörjapparater; B II: Pumpar och Sprutor, Kanalisationsartiklar, Vattenarmatur, Mät- och Filtrerapparater, Sanitära Installationsartiklar, Belysningsartiklar och Kokapparater för gas. BAND C: Maskinremmar och Remutensilier, Maskinpackningar, Tekn Gummivaror och Slangar, Smörjoljor, Isoleringsmaterial, Kem Tekn Artiklar. BAND D: Lättare Järnvägsmaterial, Verktyg för rälsutläggning, Magasins- och Fabriksvagnar, Vagnar och Apparater för gatuskötsel

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        RELATIVITY The Special & General Theory A Popular Exposition

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1920. First edition, first impression of the first English edition "This translation was first published in 1920"; pp. xiii, [3], 138, [2], [8 adverts]; b/w portrait frontispiece. Original red cloth binding, very good with a little general wear, a little faded to the spine and lettering dulled, slightly rubbed to edges. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's neat signature to the front fee end paper and a few notes to the rear end paper, a little very light pencil annotation to edges,otherwise unmarked, no foxing. A very good first edition copy.. First English Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

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        The Sleeping Beauty

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1920). Quarto. 110pp. One of 625 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with one tipped-in color plate and numerous silhouettes, several of them splashed with color. This is one of only two titles that Arthur Rackham illustrated with silhouettes; Hamilton writes, "It is immediately clear that Rackham is a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humor by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work [sic] to lead the reader through the book." Covers slightly toned, with a few light water spots, corners rubbed, corners of lower board bumped, some faint offsetting from silhouettes, else a very nice copy in vellum-backed, white paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt. T.e.g.

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        The Ila-Speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia. Two volumes, complete

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

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        (Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl

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

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        Krasnyi podarok belomu panu ("A Red Present to the White Landlords")

      Moscow: Literature Edition RVSR, (1920). Lithograph in three colors; printed recto-only on thin lithographic paper; 83cm x 60cm (ca 32" x 24"). Small (1") loss to left margin (away from image); darkening and toning to extremities; image bright and unfaded; grade B+/B. & & A major poster by one of the major propaganda artists of the revolutionary period, produced for the Polish campaign of 1920. Pictured in Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster, p.98. Rare (only one copy noted at auction in the past 20 years) and a high-spot in the history of revolutionary graphics.

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        Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open

      Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open.& & "The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting & of our stewardship...as we review the remarkable progress & which has been made in our undertaking..."& & Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was considered a mentor by the generation of generals who would lead the Allied forces in World War II. In 1920, the U.S. Congress authorized the President to promote Pershing to General of the Armies, a rank only he held at the time. In 1924 Pershing retired and devoted the rest of the 1920's and early 1930's to philanthropy. & & George Washington hoped to build for the Federal City "a church for national purposes," and Pierre L'Enfant, who designed Washington, D.C., set aside land (currently occupied by the National Portrait Gallery) for a national religious structure. Not in their lifetimes, nor in the succeeding century, was anything done to advance the project, however. Then in 1893, the Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from the United States Congress to establish the cathedral and Mount Saint Alban was chosen as the site. Construction started September 29, 1907, with a ceremonial address by President Theodore Roosevelt and the laying of the cornerstone. In 1912, Bethlehem Chapel opened for services in the unfinished cathedral. When construction of the cathedral resumed after a hiatus for World War I, its planners envisioned a grander design than the first schemes.& & In 1923, Reverend James Edward Freeman became Bishop of Washington and campaigned actively for increased private funding for the building. As Time Magazine reported in 1927, "Bishop Freeman's dramatization of Washington Cathedral makes it seem the biggest cathedral in the world." He established a committee designed to raise funds for its construction, and named Pershing as chairman and Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon as a member. A parallel women's committee was established later under Mrs. Robert Amory and Helen Noyes Brown. The next year, the men's committee met with Bishop Freeman to update him on its fundraising activities. It would not meet again until 1932, when it and the women's committee convened just months before the newly expanded building would open.& & Typed Letter Signed, Washington, January 23, 1932, to Mrs. Amory. "For some time, I have been anxious to meet again, personally, with the hundred or more men and women, representing all parts of the country, who have given me the honor of associating themselves with me on the National Committee for Washington Cathedral‹. The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting of our stewardship to Bishop Freeman and the Cathedral Chapter as we review the remarkable progress which has been made in our undertaking since we last met toward the close of 1928. It will give me great pleasure to express my personal appreciation for all that the members of the National Committee and of the National Women's Committee have done toward this inspiring achievement. To this end, may I have the pleasure of your company and that of Mr. Amory at luncheon at one thirty o'clock on Tuesday, February ninth, in the Refectory of the College of Preachers building at 3510 Woodley Road within the Cathedral Close? This time and place have been selected so that we may have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the main floor of the Cathedral and through the Crypts immediately following the luncheon. I sincerely trust that you and Mr. Amory may find it convenient to be present."& & May 5th of that year, Ascension Day, was chosen as the day the church would officially open. There was a sermon, broadcast nationwide by Freeman. President Hoover attended. Pershing Assembles the National Committee for Washington Cathedral As It Prepares to Open& & "The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting & of our stewardship...as we review the remarkable progress & which has been made in our undertaking..."& & Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was considered a mentor by the generation of generals who would lead the Allied forces in World War II. In 1920, the U.S. Congress authorized the President to promote Pershing to General of the Armies, a rank only he held at the time. In 1924 Pershing retired and devoted the rest of the 1920's and early 1930's to philanthropy. & & George Washington hoped to build for the Federal City "a church for national purposes," and Pierre L'Enfant, who designed Washington, D.C., set aside land (currently occupied by the National Portrait Gallery) for a national religious structure. Not in their lifetimes, nor in the succeeding century, was anything done to advance the project, however. Then in 1893, the Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia was granted a charter from the United States Congress to establish the cathedral and Mount Saint Alban was chosen as the site. Construction started September 29, 1907, with a ceremonial address by President Theodore Roosevelt and the laying of the cornerstone. In 1912, Bethlehem Chapel opened for services in the unfinished cathedral. When construction of the cathedral resumed after a hiatus for World War I, its planners envisioned a grander design than the first schemes.& & In 1923, Reverend James Edward Freeman became Bishop of Washington and campaigned actively for increased private funding for the building. As Time Magazine reported in 1927, "Bishop Freeman's dramatization of Washington Cathedral makes it seem the biggest cathedral in the world." He established a committee designed to raise funds for its construction, and named Pershing as chairman and Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon as a member. A parallel women's committee was established later under Mrs. Robert Amory and Helen Noyes Brown. The next year, the men's committee met with Bishop Freeman to update him on its fundraising activities. It would not meet again until 1932, when it and the women's committee convened just months before the newly expanded building would open.& & Typed Letter Signed, Washington, January 23, 1932, to Mrs. Amory. "For some time, I have been anxious to meet again, personally, with the hundred or more men and women, representing all parts of the country, who have given me the honor of associating themselves with me on the National Committee for Washington Cathedral‹. The purpose of our gathering will be to render an accounting of our stewardship to Bishop Freeman and the Cathedral Chapter as we review the remarkable progress which has been made in our undertaking since we last met toward the close of 1928. It will give me great pleasure to express my personal appreciation for all that the members of the National Committee and of the National Women's Committee have done toward this inspiring achievement. To this end, may I have the pleasure of your company and that of Mr. Amory at luncheon at one thirty o'clock on Tuesday, February ninth, in the Refectory of the College of Preachers building at 3510 Woodley Road within the Cathedral Close? This time and place have been selected so that we may have an opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the main floor of the Cathedral and through the Crypts immediately following the luncheon. I sincerely trust that you and Mr. Amory may find it convenient to be present."& & May 5th of that year, Ascension Day, was chosen as the day the church would officially open. There was a sermon, broadcast nationwide by Freeman. President Hoover attended. &

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        Aarde-Globe van 32 cm doormeter. Opniew bewerket door H. Fischer." Erdglobus in niederländischer Sprache, neu bearbeitet von H. Fischer. Aus 12 Segmenten und 2 Polkappen zusammengesetzt, Maßstab 1 : 42.000.000

      Farbdruck auf Gipskarton bei Wagner & Debes, Leipzig, Lehrmittelanstalt Ludwig Julius Heymann um 1920. 0x32 cm. Durchmesser. Gesamthöhe 59 cm. - Modelle der Welt S. 337 vgl. - Ludwig Julius Heymann gab seit ca. 1860 Globen in den Größen zwischen 5 bis 36 cm heraus, es erschienen deutsche und fremdsprachige Modelle.Globus aus der Zeit nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Die vormals deutschen Kolonien in Afrika sind als engl. bzw. franz. Hoheitsgebiete dargestellt, St. Petersburg noch vor der 1924 erfolgten Umbennung in Leningrad. Mit Eintragung der Eisenbahnlinine und der von Dampfschiffen verlegten Seekabel mit deren Tiefenangaben.Tischglobus auf schlankem Holzschaft mit flacher Fussplatte, geneigte Achse mit gradiertem Meridianhalbkreis aus Messing. Im Bereich der Ozeane leicht gebräunt, kleine Einrisse u. a. an der Äquatorlinie repariert, kleine Fehlstellen im Kartenbild im Bereich von Grönland (2 x 4 cm), Russland (0,5 x 3 cm), Kaukasus (1 x 1,5 cm) und Ostafrika (2 x 2 cm in Dreiecksform) ergänzt. Sonst interessanter Globus in schönen Farben und gutem Erhalt.

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        GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS

      1920. 1. ALDIN,CECIL. GYP'S HOUR OF BLISS. London & Glasgow: Collins Clear Typre Press, no date, circa 1920. Large 4to (9 3/4 x 12 1/4"), cloth backed pictorial boards, corners worn else tight, clean and VG++. Written by Aldin, this is the story of a mischievous Aberdeen Terrier, illustrated by him with 15 fine full page full color illustrations, 35 illustrations in blue line throughout the text, small color illustration on title page and pictorial endpapers - all printed on glossy paper. This is a nice copy of a very scarce and charming Aldin book.

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        Forty Years With Dogs

      Hutchinson No Date, London - Octavo, 288 pp., Gilt lettered and decorated cover and spine. Cover is lightly soiled. Light soiling to a few pages. No Date but circa 1920's. Light foxing on preliminary pages. Extremely scarce title that belongs in every dog library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        Causeries ( in French )

      Aux Editions du Sagittaire Paris, Holland paper 1920 - PBO, October 18, 1920, 1st Limited edition, #501/750 Copies, Square 12 mo, with with Acetate DJ with tears & small chips Extremities, Original Wraps with paper label in red & Black , label chips along left edge & minor wear Extremities Cover with tiny piece missing across top spine, Spine has paper label, back cover small sticker from France, NF/VG, AS-IS, SOFTCOVER, Interior Nice, Tight Clean minor wear, 125 pgs, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Sleeping Beauty

      London, William Heinemann, 1920., 1920. First Rackham Edition; slim 4to. Publisher's illustrated paper covered boards with cloth spine; titles and decoration in black and pink. Deep pink pictorial dust jacket. Tipped in colour plate to first chapter; delicately illustrated throughout with Rackham's silhouettes, a few with little touches of colour. Slight bumping to spine and corners with a little smudging to front board. Some foxing to page edges, light toning to endpapers. Dust jacket showing some fading to spine area with a loss to upper spine, not affecting titles. A few marks to the back. Very good. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Dame mit Kind im Tiergarten

      Radierung von Lesser Ury um 1920. 23.5x17.8 cm. Papierformat: 32 x 27 cm. - Rosenbach 63 - Nr. 2 von 10 römisch nummerierten Abzügen der Vorzugsausgabe auf Japanpapier, bei Gurlitt / Berlin. Unten vom Künstler mit Bleistift signiert und nummeriert. Das Blatt erschien in einer Auflage von 100 nummerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten und 10 römisch nummerierten Exemplaren, "Vorzugsexemplare und manche Probedrucke stehen auf Japanpapier" (Rosenbach). - Der als Künstler dem Impressionismus nahe stehende Lesser Ury studierte in Düsseldorf, Brüssel und Paris (Lefèbre) Malerei, besuchte Flandern und München, wo er 1886 für kurze Zeit an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste studierte, bevor er sich 1887 in Berlin niederließ. Zu seinen bevorzugten Motiven gehören Darstellungen aus den Straßen Berlins und die Landschaft der Mark Brandenburg. Zu seinem 60. Geburtstag wird er als "künstlerischer Verherrlicher der Reichshauptstadt" geehrt. Schon 1920 hatte "das graphische Werk von Lesser Ury seinen Platz erobert und (wurde) in Sammlerkreisen hochgeschätzt".

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        The Jewish Peril. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1920 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. [2] vi, pp 1-96. The first English edition of this anti-Semitic hoax which purported to set out Jewish plans for world domination. This is the Eyre and Spottiswoode first edition of 1920 which has been nicely rebound in brown card wrappers with the original printed panel of the front cover laid down on the front card cover. The text is complete with occasional slight foxing. The ownership signature of 'Allen Watkins 1941' appears on the title page with a later address 'Littlecourt, The Slad, Stroud, Glos' written neatly below the title. Overall a Very Good copy of a pamphlet which is notorious not only for its noxious content but for ageing badly. Accompanying the text is a newspaper article from the 1920s detailing the decision of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association's decision 'that it was unnecessary for the Jewish Community to take any action.' Below in manuscript it is noted that 'A week afterwards the book was suppressed.' The historian Norman Cohn has stated that this pamphlet which enjoyed wide circulation in the 20s and 30s gave the 'warrant for genocide'. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like any further details about the book..

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        MUSIC IN PUSSYTOWN

      Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., 1920 (Circa.). Paperback. Good. Illustrated by Wain, Louis. Almost very good condition. Father Tuck's "Wonderland" Series. Pictorial cardwraps. 4 full page colour illustrations plus two tone illustrations of Wain's anthropomorphic cats. Accompanied by rhyme. Oblong format. Backstrip missing. Base of spine to first stitch is split and therefore contents a little fragile. Vertical crease in centre of book. Small patch of surface paper loss to front spine edge corner. Light browning to contents else lovely and bright. A nice copy of a scarce title. [S]

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        GREENWICH VILLAGE TYPES TENEMENTS & TEMPLES

      [New York: Printed and Published by the Artist, ca. 1920].. Quarto. Original cloth tape backed boards, with etched vignette. Separation between front free endsheet and second endsheet due to the weight of the boards, some creasing to spine, but a very good copy, internally fine. Rear panel of dust jacket present. First edition thus, and one of Wall's least common and most desirable productions, consisting of twenty-two original etchings printed from zinc plates in various hues, with each of the plates signed by the artist in the margin, accompanied by the original etched preliminaries, title, index and colophon. Wall had originally intended the edition to consist of fifty copies, but the zinc plates did not hold up sufficiently for that many impressions, and he reduced the edition to twenty-six copies (so corrected on the colophon in ink, and signed by him). Two of the original etched zinc plates are inlaid into the inside of the boards, in this case those for two of the best of the images: "Washington Square Arch" and "A Studio." A typed transcript of some comments Wall made in 1937 about the edition is laid in, along with a 1948 cover letter from Dawson's Book Shop. Weber does not note the truncation of the edition, gives a variant plate count - perhaps including some of the etched prelims in his count, as this copy collates complete according to the index, plus the two self- portraits - and notes "many copies have a cancelled plate embedded in the cover." As noted above, this copy, #22, has two of the original zinc plates, and unlike Father Weber's copy, has the etching on the upper board imprinted in the board itself, rather than on a separate label. The descriptive text leaf describes this as the "third state" of the project, no doubt referring to the 1918 TEN ETCHINGS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE. WEBER, p.31.

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        MAN'S BEST FRIEND. A PLEA TO A JURY

      New York: Bernhardt Wall, 1920. First Edition. cloth. Very Good. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in gray boards with a red cloth spine and an etched title laid down on the front cover. This famous and eloquent eulogy for a dog served as the subject matter for Wall's very first etched book. Copy #53 of only 125 copies designed and printed by Wall with each of the 15 pages being an ORIGINAL ETCHING by Wall. SIGNED by Wall. The front board is pulled away from the inside joint of Wall's crude binding, contents very nice. Laid in is a scarce four-page advertising brochure from Wall about the books he published.

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        The Works

      London,: Navarre Society, n.d., circa, 1920.. Twelve volumes, small octavo; engraved frontispieces by Cruikshank; a fine set in contemporary honey-brown polished half calf, spines gilt in compartments. A very attractive set of Fielding's works in an attractive signed binding by Ramage. The edition was prepared for the Navarre Society from the 1871 edition by Bickers & Son.Cross, II, pp. 117-22 & III, p. 317; Rothschild, 850.

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        Youth Diverting Age

      The Gainsborough Galleries, Liverpool., 1920. Size: 420 x 540 mm. Mezzotint . Printed colour. Very good condition. Artist's Proof signed in pencil. After George Morland's charming image showing children's amusements.

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        Yvonne George". Autograph manuscript.

      N. p., c. 1920. - 8vo. 6 pp. Manuscript of poem from the great Surrealist poet to his long-time muse, the Belgian actress and singer Yvonne George. Written on six loose leaves of faded notebook paper, it is a moving testament to his obsession and unrequited love for a woman who inspired two collections of poetry and figured a major artistic inspiration in his life.

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        Histoire Universelle - 4 Tomes et l'Index Général

      Aix-en-Provence: Société De l'Histoire Universelle, 1920 Edition originale "NON-COUPÉE". TRÈS RARE, à plus forte raison dans cet état. Tome I: [xvii] - 92 pages. (Tome I en très bonne condition). Tome II: 190 pages (Tome II en très bonne condition). Tome III: 157 pages (Tome III en très bonne condition). Tome IV: 220 pages - [1p] - 2p{Table des matières} (Tome IV en très bonne condition à l'exception du dos qui est bruni). INDEX GÉNÉRAL: 19 pages (papier légèrement bruni mais en bonne condition). Cette Histoire Universelle nous fait découvrir une autre facette de l'infatiguable et irremplaçable baron, que l'on qualifie souvent de "petit", alors "qu'immense" serait plus approprié, car son oeuvre est considérable, la partie olympique n'en représentant que la moitié. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        [Irving, Constance] A Child's Book of Hours

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

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        Salome

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

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        A CAROL. GOOD KING WENCESLAS

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE STORY OF THE SIREN

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

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        Love Among the Chickens

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

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        The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse, with Preface and Notes, in Twenty-One Volumes - Anniversary Edition

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

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        RUDYARD KIPLING'S COMPLETE WORKS. Leather Library Set Complete in 25 volumes.

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

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        The Sleeping Beauty

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

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        THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Told by C. S. Evans

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

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        WOMEN OF INDIA

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

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        This Side of Paradise

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

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        PURSUIT OF KICKING BIRD - A Campaign In The Texas Badlands

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

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        The Sacred Wood. Essay on Poetry and Criticism

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

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        (Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl

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

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        Dulac, Edmund) The Kingdom of the Pearl.

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

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        "The Laughing Rider"

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

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        MAIN STREET

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed.

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

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        HEARTS OF THREE

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

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