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      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        The Lafayette Flying Corps (2 volumes)

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

      [Bookseller: Barbarossa Books Ltd.]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Books Maps Prints More]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        "WHERE The WEST BEGINS". Spearfish, South Dakota. 1920 - 1923

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        VINTAGE Early 1900's Original Photograph Album (Containing 80 B/W Photos) / Several Photos of Black Americana Interest, Horse and Carriage and Baseball

      Unknown: Original Photograph Album, 1920. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Black Americana)(Baseball) ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (not signed or dated). Unknown Locations: Early 1900's. Album measures 5 X 6 Inches. Contents include 80 photographs. Photos of African American children in ratty clothing as well as as a few others of a wedding and farm-hand. Others photographs include several shots of horses, carriages, boys posing in front of a large Coca-Cola sign and several of an unknown baseball team. In original album. VG condition overall.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        N°1 (Janvier-Février)-1920, 3ème année. La Gazette du Bon Ton. Art, Modes et Frivolités. Revue Mensuelle.

      VOGEL, Paris 1920 - Paris, Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, Lucien Vogel Directeur,1920, petit in-4, en feuilles, sous chemise éditeur illustrée d'une rose aux feuilles bleues. Cette revue de mode du début du XXème siècle est considérée comme la plus remarquable et est devenue la plus recherchée. Les auteurs en vue participent à sa rédaction, tels Roger Boutet de Monvel, Mac Orlan, Henri Bidou, Marcel Astruc. Leurs rubriques concernent tant la mode( le madras, la redingote, coiffures.), que les spectacles, les chroniques mondaines. Les illustrations, pour beaucoup réalisées au pochoir, sont l'oeuvre des plus grands artistes, tels BENITO, BOUTET de MONVEL, BRISSAUD, DUFY, LEPAPE, MARTY, ROMME. Restauration à la couverture, fines piqûres et salissures. "La plus importante et recherchée des revues de modes contemporaines. La Gazette du Bon Ton, tant par ses illustrations que par ses articles, constitue la meilleure représentation que nous ayons de la période Art Déco" (In Jeanne Laffitte, 50 revues 1890/1930) ; "Le plus important et le plus intéressant pour les modes contemporaines" (in Carteret IV, 180) ; "Luxueuse revue de mode vestimentaire tout en couleurs dans laquelle les dessinateurs sortent de leur style habituel pour aller vers l'illustration" (in Dico Solo, 332). Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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      New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920 - The author's second novel, combining mystery and western themes in a superb narrative of pursuit. In the book, Brand introduces a motif he would return to in many of his subsequent works. As one critic summarized it, "the hero's Oedipal search for his father [as] his trailin' becomes The Quest of all young men on such journeys." It was filmed as TRAILIN' (1921) starring Tom Mix, and as A HOLY TERROR (1931), with George O'Brien. Spine lettering faded; a very good copy in a very good example of the excessively rare dustwrapper, with a few chips and thins, and some staining to the spine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Monografia dell'abete.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1920, 16mo m.tela editoriale, cop. ill. a colori, pp. 335 con 125 ill. n.t. Copia ex biblioteca USA (ma "withdrawn") ma stato di nuovo.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Original lithographed poster: ??????? ??????. I. ????? II. ???????? III. ??????? ???? ["Read Aloud! 1. Newspapers 2. Literature 3. Science Books"]

      Moscow: Izdatel'stvo "Doloi negramotnost, [1920]. Lithograph in colors, 67cm x 102cm (ca 26" x 40"). Private ownership stamps to three blank portions; faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, with brief splits at extremities; minor rubbing at extremities, not affecting text or image; an excellent, unrestored example, Grade A-/B+. Unbacked. & & An early, large and colorful poster in the "lubok" style, urging upon all literate citizens the responsibility to read aloud and educate their less fortunate brethren. The upper panels offer suggestions for what to read -- "Newspapers," "Tales" (i.e. literature) and "Science Books." The bottom panels enumerate the best places for a reader to draw an audience -- the social club, the school, the tea room, the farmyard, etc. & & Such posters derived their visual language from the traditional Russian lubok, a pictorial, narrative broadside, often block-printed, which, beginning as early as the seventeenth century, served as "a sui generis encyclopedia, newspaper, satire sheet, book and entertainment" (O.D. Baldina, Russkie narodnye kartinki p.3, quoted in Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster, New Haven: 1988). During the Revolution, the form was revived by such artists as Bilibin and Mayakovsky to present visual propaganda to a generally illiterate or semi-literate audience. These modern lubki generally had a straightforward pedagogical intent and were intended for distribution in rural areas where literacy rates were lowest (see White, The Bolshevik Poster, p.3). Given this tendency to far-flung distribution, the fragile paper used in production, the rather ephemeral nature of the message, and the unsophisticated visual style of these posters, we find very few of them in commerce. The current example is a splendid representative of the genre, and in unusually fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SALMON FISHING IN THE TWEED With a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc.

      6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. xvii, with preface, errata, contents, index of illustrations, and 298 pgs of text, plus adverts on single pg. In original green cloth binding with blind-stamped rules and decoration on cover with gilt otter devouring a salmon, mermaid on back cover, and gilt lettering and eagle on spine. 13 color lithographs and 9 B&W vignettes, all accounted for in this copy. RARE original cloth binding of the first printing of this desirable book. A custom clamshell case has been made for it c. 1920, in dark green linen with the title in gilt lettering on spine, with 1843 date, a very nice case is very good condition, lined in matching green paper. Illustrations by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, Charles Landseer, William Simson, and Edward Cook. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; corners are bumped as are ends of spine. Very little edge wear, covers very clean with a few slightly paler areas to front. Spine is slightly faded, with 1" tear to upper rear of spine. Front hinge is slightly weak, with fine crack inside, ditto rear hinge, though it is much firmer. Mild foxing to endpapers and some pgs, also to the borders of the illustrations, though the illustrations themselves are very clean and good. Text overall very clean and fresh, and binding very solid with no loose pgs. In brown ink at top of title pg is the name Augustus Frederick Thistelhwayte, Dec 14th, 1880. A lovely copy in rare original binding, and carefully stored for nearly a century in a fine clamshell case.

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        Irish Fairy Tales

      1920. Mr. Rackham Breaks New Ground in the Illustration of Irish Literature…"One of 520 Signed Copies[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. STEPHENS, James. Irish Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Macmillan & Co., 1920.Deluxe Edition. Limited to 520 copies, signed by the artist. Large quarto. [2, blank], [2, limitation leaf], x, 318, [2, blank] pp. Sixteen color plates (including frontispiece) mounted on cream paper, with descriptive tissue guards, and twenty-one drawings in black and white.Original quarter vellum, ruled in gilt, over parchment boards. Front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Covers very lightly browned and some light offsetting to end-papers. A couple of very light marks on upper cover and a tiny and almost unnoticeable amount of (insect) damage on the lower-edge turn-ins. Armorial bookplate of Agnes Marion Armitage on front pastedown. Overall an excellent copy of one of Mr. Rackham's best titles."Rackham's books for the English market in the early post-war years included Flora Annie Steel's English Fairy Tales Retold (1918)… and his friend James Stephen's collection of Irish Fairy Tales… In the latter book, Rackham broke new ground in the illustration of Irish literature. He had been persuaded to tackle Stephens's stories by Walter Starkie, who had vowed to give his uncle 'no peace' until he had agreed to illustrate them. In writing the stories, Stephens had attempted to create an Irish equivalent of The Arabian Nights, his own poetic retelling of the stories which existed in the oral tradition and in Gaelic texts, but which had not appeared accessibly in print. Rackham rose to the occasion, and his nephew's haunting of him was justified. The Dublin Independent was particularly warm in welcoming the collection, remarking: 'We read English tales with appreciation because pictures have familiarised us with English imagery. A Fenian tale lacks imagery because we have no art to give it colour and shape to what are presently only names. Some of Mr. Rackham's pictures are pure poems - they set you dreaming." (Hamilton, p. 128)."Rackham's two great books of the twenties were James Stephens' Irish Fairy Tales of 1920 and Shakespeare's Tempest of 1926... Beyond the softness of style and inventiveness, the most striking thing about the colour plates for Irish Fairy Tales is the felicitous and appropriate use of celtic borders" (Gettings, p. 143).Lattimore and Haskell, p. 52. Riall, p. 138. Gettings, p.179. Hamilton, p. 185.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Simplicissimus. Begründet von Albert Langen und Th. Th. Heine. XXV. Jahrgang. 2 Bände. April 1920 - März 1921

      München, 1920 - 1921.. Mit vielen teils farbigen Abbildungen. VI, 352 S.; VI, SS. 353-700. Illustr. OLwd. mit farbiger Deckelillustration (Bulldogge) von Th. Th. Heine. Folio. Die Münchner satirische Zeitschrift hatte nach ihrer unrühmlichen Parteinahme im Ersten Weltkrieg und durch den veränderten Geschmack des Publikums in den 1920er Jahren mit niedrigeren Auflagen zu kämpfen. - Berieben. Blöcke im vorderen Gelenk jeweils leicht angebrochen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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      Paris, Gaston Boutitie, 1920.** . Renefer. Relié de l' époque, demi - veau bleu, dos à nerfs (5) doré, plats de papier marbré, 22,5x28,5cm, (2) couverture originale,185pp (4), couverture originale, (2), illustré. Edition définitive. Illustrée de 89 dessins d' après nature dont dix en couleur, de RENEFER gravé sur bois par Eug. Dété. N° 163 / 300 exemplaires numérotés.

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        The Writings Of Thomas Hardy. In Prose And Verse, With Prefaces and Notes. The works include: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Return of the Native, Wessex Poems, Under the Greenwood Tree, Desperate Remedies, etc

      New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, [1920]., 1920. The Anniversary Edition. 21 volumes, 8vo. Elegantly bound in recent mid green half morocco with two, red and dark green title labels and gilt to spines, green cloth boards, top edges gilt. Illustrated with photogravures. A very attractive set.

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      Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer, 1920. Of an edition limited to 485 copies this is one of 450 copies on Velin. This copy is not numbered, but inscribed to a friend of the publishers and signed by Kieffer. Illustrated with 26 colored pochoirs by Andre Domin. 363 pp. Text in French. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy Half polished morocco over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Binding rubbed at several places along both hinges ( very minor ), else a nice, fresh, clean copy in a clam-shell case. Very good+/No jacket issued. (Oversized - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        D J Densmore and the Densmore Memorial Tourney, 1918

      Stroud: Chess Amateur, 1920 239 pages with 2 plates, diagrams and index. Small octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. From the library of Edgar Halladay. A C White's Christmas series(Betts: 33-22) 1st edition. Contains a biographical sketch of Densmore, by Sim, a 62 page study of his problems by Hume (including 80 examples), 54 further examples of his work (chiefly 3 movers, 4 movers and self mates), an 85 problems by various composers entered in the memorial Tourney. Solutions appear on pages 223-235. Includes an index of composers. From the library of Edgar Holladay with his notes through out and new problem tipped on to page 124 with his solution. Holladay was a well known composer especially in the field of helpmates, International Master in composing and an International Judge. Condition: Previous owner's name on front paste down in pencil (not Holladay's). Recased with original spine laid on, soiled, edge wear. About a very good copy issued without jacket. . First Edition. Original Cloth. About Very Good. Small Octavo.

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      Paris: Grenelle. Very Good with no dust jacket. ca 1920. Hardcover. Chromotype; 4to 11" - 13" tall; ca4800 pages; The Book of the thousand nights and one night. Literal and complete translation of Dr. JC Mardrus. French language text. Original attractive 1/2 morocco leather and marbled boards; crubbed extremities. Plates and illustrations. Page borders. Light browning to pages. Handsome large volumes weighing in at about 60 pounds. Large frames varied colors and 156 color plates reproducing miniatures of ancient manuscripts Persian and Hindu. Apparently Mardrus' French translation could be seen as an interpretation more than a translation. Mardrus's version of the Arabian Nights is racy, elegant, and highly readable. It is mentioned explicitly in the pages of A Remembrance of Things Past . Mardrus inserted a lot of imaginative material of his own, and his translation is therefore not wholly authentic, even though it is very well written and developed. As a doctor for the French government, he worked throughout Morocco and the Far East. He produced other translations. Fine binding. .

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        Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. [c1920's], 1920. Rackham illustrated Edition. Octavo. With sixteen mounted colour plates, with all caption-printed tissue guards present. Bound in publisher's gilt decorated red cloth showing trivial wear. In a very good example of the dustwrapper, minor edgewear to extrmities and a single small chip of loss to the head of the spine panel. A most attractive copy. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [126]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Michael Robartes and the Dancer

      Churchtown, Dundrum: The Cuala Press, 1920 First edition. One of 400 copies. Original publisher's paper-covered boards over cloth. A near fine copy with some of the usual offsetting to the endpaper, former owner bookplate to front pastedown.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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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.

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        Main Street

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Howe, 1920. Blue cloth with small orange panels. Lacking dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author "To Florence + Dick Boeckel, who endured me while I wrote it-Sinclair Lewis" Florence Boeckel was a prominent suffragist and press chairman of the National Women's Party. Also a noted pacifist, activist supporter of the League of Nations and the National Council for the Prevention of War, all things Lewis believed in. Lewis wrote the introduction to her famous pacifist manifesto, Between War and Peace: A Handbook for Peace Workers (1928). Lewis and Boeckel lived and worked in New York in the teens and he probably bounced passages of Main Street off them while it was still in manuscript. Well loved copy with overall wear, especially to the extremities. Interior clean.Nice association copy.. Inscribed by the Author. 1st. Cloth. VG. Octavo.

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        [Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. Lady Susan and the Watsons

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons, [c.1920]. . Adelphi edition, seven volumes, 8vo. Recent red half morocco, a.e.g., red cloth sides, a fine set.

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        The Waggoner and other Poems

      London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.,, 1920. Octavo. Original purple cloth with white paper spine label. With the dust jacket. Partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket with the spine panel tanned, and a little chipped at the ends. First edition, first impression, first issue. From an edition of 500, 250 copies were bound in purple cloth for immediate issue, and 100 sets of sheets were sent to NY for Knopf's American edition, and the remaining 150 bound up in green cloth later in 1920. Extremely uncommon in jacket in either issue. Blunden's first trade publication, The Waggoner was issued with the encouragement and assistance of Siegfried Sassoon to whom Blunden had sent some of his work in his capacity as literary editor of the Daily Herald. With the bookplate of the book collector Simon Nowell-Smith (who reached prominence in 1983 when he accepted the Bodleian library's invitation to show his collection in an exhibition rather sweepingly entitled, "Wordswoth to Robert Graves and beyond"), and also the bookplate of Anne Powell, literary scholar and author of books and articles about the poets of the Great War.

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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920 Einstein, Albert. RELATIVITY. The Special and General Theory. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. New York, Henry Holt and Company 1920. First American Edition. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. Gilt stamped front cover & somewhat rubbed as usual spine lettering. A very good copy or better in the original rare dustwrapper [minimal restoration at the extremities]. A very handsome example of this important book. Custom gilt-lettered, deep blue fine cloth clamshell case. . First Edition..

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        Relativity. The Special & The General Theory. A Popular Exposition

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1920. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson. With Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind. With the dust jacket. Contemporary newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Portrait frontispiece and diagrams throughout. Edges of text block lightly spotted, free endpapers tanned, ownership inscription to blank page, frontispiece portrait slightly creased, but a very good copy in a bright binding, in the lightly rubbed and nicked dust jacket with a chip to the head of the slightly tanned spine, still very good. First English language edition, first impression of Einstein's popular treatment of relativity, with the addition of an appendix on "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity" written especially for this edition. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Relativity. The Special and General Theory. A Popular Exposition. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson

      London, Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1920., 1920. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo., pp. xiii, 138 + 8. With five diagrams and a portrait of the author. Publisher's red cloth titled in gilt to backstrip, in the original dustwrapper. Some soiling to fore-edge of covers (mostly to rear board), gilt lettering dulled, edges a little foxed and spotted, flyleaves with some offset toning from jacket flaps, previous name of flyleaf partially erased. Original dust jacket has some chips to head and tail of spine and extremities, toned to backstrip, some rubbing. A good to very good copy; uncommon in the jacket. Provided with a first edition of J.H.Thirring's simplified volume, published by Methuen in 1921 in a uniform, accompanying style. A most presentable pair. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920 Einstein, Albert. RELATIVITY. The Special and General Theory. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. New York, Henry Holt and Company 1920. First American Edition. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. Gilt stamped front cover & somewhat rubbed as usual spine lettering. A very good copy in very fine thick stock facsimile of the rare original dustwrapper. Very Nice indeed in a TBCL embossed fine grey cloth slipcase with E-MC2 on the side. . First Edition..

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        The Works

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, [c.1920]. 10 volumes, octavo. Recent green morocco with red morocco labels, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Black and white frontispieces. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Poe's works.

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      Published by Constable and Company Ltd., 1920. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Originally published in Grimm's Fairy Tales (1909), re-issued seperately in this edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles and vignettes to spine and front cover. Top edge blue. 20 colour tipped-in plates. B/w text illustrations. 159 pages. 10 x 7.5". Spine and corners are bumped and slightly rubbed. There is a small rubbed patch to lower edge of front cover. The covers are beautifully bright and clean having been protected by the original dustwrapper. Endpapers are partly browned. All plates are present, a couple of tiny corner creases else they are fine. Very scarce original dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and slightly darkened to spine and edges. There is some loss to corners and spine, and a small piece of loss to top edge of front panel. Overall a beautifully bright copy in an incredibly scarce dustwrapper. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        ?????? ???????. ???? ?? ??????? ("Where A Troika Went Down, A Pair Won't Do")

      Moscow: Litizdat, 1920. First Edition. Lithographed poster in two colors, 103cm x 35.5cm (ca 40" x 14"). Moderate overall soil; repaired tear with a tiny (1/16") loss at left margin, else a bright, complete copy. Archivally backed on linen. Grade B+. & & A classic, early, and much-reproduced poster by Moor, one of the major artists of the revolutionary era. The image depicts the three fallen armies of the counterrevolution - identified as Yudenich, Denikin, and Kolchak - lying on a bed of bayonets, while two new enemies of the revolution - Wrangel and Pilsudsky - surge forward to a similar fate, spurred on by their masters Entente, Bourgeois, and Landowner. Moor adopted this somewhat novel oblong format for a number of other works, most notably his 1921 poster celebrating the end of Civil War, "The Bloody Path of Struggle is Over." An uncommon and highly desirable example of Moor's civil-war era work.

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        Lettres De Mon Moulin

      Paris: A. Ferroud et F. Ferroud, 1920. leather_bound. Orig. green morocco, backstrip evenly sunned to brown. Aeg. Fine in fine marbled slipcase/No Dust Jacket. 302 pages in text. 20 x 13 cm. Limited edition, copy 11 of 30 on Japon ou velin d'Arches with an original water color drawing by Robaudi, watercolor illustrations in the text and additional illustrations in two states: black and white and watercolor, decorative letters by Fred Money. Alcide Theophile Robaudi, a protégé of Jean Leon Gerome, and a leading illustrator -- works of Dumas, George Sands, Balzac and Verlaine -- for the largest publishing houses in France. This work is a collection of short stories originally published 1869, early in Daudet's career. Bound by Rene Aussourd, inner dentelles, raised bands, marbled endpapers, contents very bright and fresh.

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        TISSUS , par Nicolas Sorokine (Studio d'arts décoratifs) III série, Paris, Guérinet Armand, editeur, 1920

      Cartella con lacci che contiene la serie completa di 12 straordinarie tavole (30 x 40) a splendidi colori (ogni tavola ha più figure (da 6 a 10) colorate a pochoir, destinate a professionisti e progettisti dell'industria tessile più elegante. Fiori, uccelli, fantasie e varie figure geometriche sono magistralmente rappresentati.

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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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        Bateau en porte.

      Paris: Jacquart, ca. 1920s. - Engraving. 11 x 14 cm. One of 30 signed and numbered impressions.

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        Catherine Herself

      London: T. Fisher Unwin London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1920 First edition, first printing of the author's first novel. Signed and inscribed by Hilton: "'a first of the first'/ from/ James Hilton/ New Year 1935." Original publisher's cloth. A good copy with wear, fading and a few small stains to the spine. A scarce title, and seldom found signed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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