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        ARTE ESPAÑOL. Revista de la Sociedad de Amigos del Arte. Desde tomo V (1920-1921) hasta tomo X (1930-1931).

      Gráficas Reunidas 1920-1931, Madrid - 6 vols. 30x21. XIp, 1h, 424p = XIp, 444p = VIIp, 308p = 308p = 309-534p = VIIp, 229p, 2h. Numerosas ilustraciones y fotografías en texto y plena pág, láminas. Enc. en plena piel, lomos con tejuelos, nervios y dorados. - Un paseo arqueológico por Barbastro, La indumentaria del reinado de Felipe IV en los cuadros de Velázquez del Museo del Prado, La Alfajería de Zaragoza, Adornos femeninos: peinetas y diademas, Goya, Los bordados populares en Segovia, etc.

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        SILENT, WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, [1920].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xvi] 1-256 [note: page [xiii] mis-numbered "ix"], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Collects four tales; the title story, "Who Wants a Green Bottle?," "Wild Wullie, the Waster," and short novel "For Art's Sake," a revised version of MYSTERIOUS MARTIN (1912). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1397. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-166. Bleiler (1978), p. 167. Reginald 12257. Small stain to lower front cover near fore-edge, several shallow indents to cloth at edges, inner front hinge repaired, a very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end and corners, rubbing along front flap fold, vertical crease in spine panel near rear spine fold, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. This book is rare in jacket. (#148031)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Flappers and Philosophers.

      New York Scribner's 1920 - 8vo., publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine tips slightly frayed, spine gilt rubbed, front hinge cracked, bookseller's label; presented with facsimile dust jacket. First edition, first issue. Fitzgerald's short stories were so popular that this collection came out almost immediately after the stories had appeared in magazines. His stories accurately portrayed the emotional depth of a society devoted to excess and racing heedlessly towards the catastrophe that was only a few years ahead. Bruccoli A6.1.a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

      London: Constable, 1920. Balfour, Ronald. Small quarto. (76)ff. One of fifty copies printed on Japon, signed by the artist, and with an extra hand-colored illustration. Illustrated with six full-color plates and thirty-two in black & white, some of which have touches of color, as well as numerous smaller line drawings throughout. Balfour's lavish illustrations show the influences of Aubrey Beardsley and Alastair, combining orientalist fantasy with Art Deco opulence. The extra plate, which appears opposite the title page, has been heightened in gilt, pink, red, and orange. In the publisher's binding of black cloth backed textured boards, with titling in gilt on spine and upper cover. T.e.g. Minimal shelfwear along lower extremity, and a touch of wear to lower corners. Nearly fine.

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        Visages de Villes -

      Crès 1920 -, Paris - 1 volume. In- 180 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin marron à coins. Dos à nerfs à caissons d'encadrements géométriques. Tête dorée. Couverture imprimée conservée avec quelques rousseurs marginales. Illustré de 50 eaux-fortes d'Albert LECHAT suivi d'une double suite des 50 planches in fine (état en couleur et état ordinaire). Très bon état. TIRAGE LIMITE à 350 exemplaires numérotés. Celui-ci un des 45 exemplaires sur Japon des manufactures Impériales après 5 exemplaires sur Japon ancien. Enrichi du feuillet d?annonce in fine du « à paraître » et du feuillet « vient de paraitre ». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eighd. Signatur auf Photographie-Postkarte. [ca. 13,4 x 8,7 cm].

      Dresden, Charlotte Rudolph, o. J. [um 1920]. Alt auf Karton montiert. - Wigmann, (1886 - 1973), studierte 1910-1911 in Hellerau bei Émile Jaques-Dalcroze und bei Suzanne Perrottet rhythmische Gymnastik, fühlte sich dort jedoch künstlerisch unbefriedigt: Wie Suzanne Perrottet suchte auch Mary Wigman nach von Musik unabhängigen Bewegungen und selbständigem Körperausdruck. Danach hielt sie sich in Rom und Berlin auf. Auf Anraten des Malers Emil Nolde trat sie 1913 in Rudolf von Labans Schule für Kunst auf dem Monte Verità in der Schweiz ein. Laban war wesentlich an der Entwicklung des modernen Ausdruckstanzes beteiligt (Labanotation). In München zeigte sie ihre ersten öffentlichen Tänze Hexentanz I, Lento und Ein Elfentanz. Sie blieb während des Ersten Weltkrieges in der Schweiz bei Laban als dessen Assistentin und unterrichtete in Zürich und Ascona. 1917 bot sie in Zürich drei verschiedene Programme, unter anderem mit den Tänzen \"Der Tänzer unserer lieben Frau\", \"Das Opfer\", \"Tempeltanz\", \"Götzendienst\" und \"Vier ungarische Tanze nach Johannes Brahms\". Dieses Programm führte sie erneut 1919 in Zürich und später in Deutschland auf. Erst die Aufführungen in Hamburg und Dresden brachten ihr den großen Durchbruch. Mary Wigman ist von vielen namhaften Fotografen tanzend und in Portraits aufgenommen worden, darunter Hugo Erfurth, Charlotte Rudolph, Albert Renger-Patzsch und Siegfried Enkelmann. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tanz

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        DELL'ITALIA

      TORINO: UTET, 1920 1921. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 18. COLLEZIONE DI CLASSICI ITALIANI I II USATO

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        LE SPERANZE D'ITALIA

      TORINO: UTET, 1920. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 18. COLLEZIONE DI CLASSICI ITALIANI USATO

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        [Turm von Babel].

      [ca. 1920].. Ölbild auf Karton. 29 x 36, 5 cm. (Blattgr.). Rücks. m. Nachlaß-Stempel. Erwin Stolz (Gießhübl 1896 - 1987 Wien).

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        Feet of the Young Men, The

      NY: Doubleday Page & Company 1920 - 8vo, beige boards with vellum-paper spine. 1st separate and illustrated edition of these poems first published in Scribner's Magazine. #220 of 375 numbered copies signed by Kipling. Photographs by Lewis R. Freeman. Near Fine; light fade line 3/4" across top front; stray pencil mark and 3 small ink dots on back cover at spine. [Livingston 449] [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Taft Papers on League of Nations

      New York: The Macmillan Company 1920 - 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt; worn dust jacket. First edition, first printing, with an unpublished letter from the editor Theodore Marburg to William Henry Welch, noted physician, pathologist, bacteriologist, who founded the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, the first school of public health in the country. Welch served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I, and received the Distinguished Service Medal. An unusual association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        La femme au miroir

      Kunstblatt, Weimar 1920 - Lithography originale, une des premières de Fernand Léger, publiée par la revue allemande Kunstblatt de Paul Westheim à Weimar en 1920; porte le numéro 1 du catalogue raisonné de Lawrence Saphire; imprimée sur un papier épais légèrement teinté, avec le monogramme F.L. dans la planche; la gravure est de dimensions environ 18,5x26 cm pour l'image et environs 21x28,5 pour la feuille; celle ci est anciennement montée sur un passe partout en carton souple, Bon état général de la feuille; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [SMALL ARCHIVE OF PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, BUSINESS AGREEMENTS, AND A LETTER, RELATING TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CHICKALOON COAL MINING COMPANY OF ALASKA]

      [Various places in Alaska & California, 1920. Includes one large colored folding map, 20 x 40 inches; three folding blueprint maps (two of them 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, the third 9 1/4 x 13 inches); a folding cross- section; four photographs (three of them 3 1/4 x 5 inches, mounted to card - one a cyanotype); three folding printed legal documents; a [2]pp. typed letter, signed, to the manager of the company; and a pamphlet on coal mining (see below). Large map with stains in margins, small areas of separation at cross-folds. Other items with light wear. Overall, very good. An interesting archive relating to the early operations of the Chickaloon Coal Company of Chickaloon, Alaska. Chickaloon, located some seventy-five miles up the Matanuska River from Anchorage, remains an area of interest to those who would mine coal there. The company was founded in 1917 by a Californian who leased the land for his mines from the federal government. The collection documents the formation of the company and its capitalization, and includes maps of the area. The largest of the maps is a USGS "Topographical Map of Lower Matanuska Valley Alaska," dated 1918 and based on surveys done in 1909 and 1913. The location of the "Anthracite Ridge" is printed on the maps, and lots 10, 11, and 12 of the Chickaloon Coal Company are highlighted in red ink, as are a couple other areas of concern to the company. The two larger blueprint maps show the progress of prospecting in Leasing Unit No. 11, one of them corrected to April 7, 1918, the other to June 1, 1918, with shading showing the work done in various months. The smaller blueprint map, dated June 13, 1918, shows the proposed wagon road from Chickaloon to King River. The cross- section shows the "folding of measures" in the Chickaloon area. The three printed legal documents were all executed in California. The earliest is dated 1917 and early 1918, being an indenture describing the actions of Lars Netland of Oakland and his wife, in leasing coal land in Alaska from the U.S. government. The second document, dated Feb. 15, 1918, records the loan of $4000 by M.J. Fontana to the Chickaloon Coal Company in return for stock in the company. The third document, dated ten days later, pertains to the issuance of shares in the company. Fontana is the largest shareholder by far, followed by Lars Netland, A.L. Brizzolara, and W.A. Gompertz, the manager of the company. The photographs show an outcrop of coal disclosed by railway cuttings, and three others that show a ship, one of the pictures a cyanotype. The typed letter is dated June 27, 1918 and is addressed to W.A. Gompertz, manager of the company. The subject is the drilling process, and different techniques, locations, and angles that might work, including the use of diamond drill bits. Also included is a copy of a 1920 government-issued pamphlet entitled MINING IN THE MATANUSKA COAL FIELD AND THE WILLOW CREEK DISTRICT ALASKA by Theodore Chapin, which discusses the work of the Chickaloon mining company.

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        Über Polymerisation (pp.1073-1085).

      Chem. Ber., 53/1. - Berlin 1920, 8, 1123 pp., feiner Halbleinenband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten grundlegenden Arbeit über Polymerisation! "Mit seiner berühmten Arbeit "Über Polymerisation", in der er die Ansichten Schroeters über polymeren Ketene wiederlegte, beginnen seine grundlegende Arbeiten über Polymere. Staudinger vermutet richtig, das polymer aufgebaute Kunststoffe und Naturstoffe aus vielen über kovalente Bindungen verknüpfte Atomen bestehen müßten und beweist diese Ansicht durch polymeranaloge Umsetzungen." Neufeld pp.141 Mit seinen fundamentalen Arbeiten und Erkenntnissen wird Hermann Staudinger (1861-1965) zum Begründer Makromolekularen Chemie, zunächst muß er aber seine Ergebnisse jahrelang gegen massive Widerstände behaupten. 1953 erhält er dann den Nobelpreis für Chemie für seine Entdeckungen auf dem gebiet der makromolekularen Chemie.Ferner finden wir in diesem Band folgende Arbeiten vpn. H. Staudinger: Ketene, 30.: Darstellung eines Keten-imid-Derivates aus dem Diphenyl-keten. Mit Jules Meyer (pp.72-76). Ketene, 31.: Über Cyclobutandion-Derivate und die polymeren Ketene (pp.1085-1092). Ketene, 32.: Cyclobutan-Derivate aus Diphenyl-keten und Äthylen-Verbindungen. Mit E.Suter (pp.1092-1105). Ketene, 33.: Versuche zur Herstellung von optisch-aktiven Ketenen. Mit S.Schotz (pp.1105-1124).siehe - Rolf Mülhhaupt, Hermann Staudinger and the Origin of Macromolecular Chemistry, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Volume 43, Issue 9 (pp.1054-1063)

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        Der Weltbaumeister. Architektur-Schauspiel für symphonische Musik. Dem Geiste Paul Scheerbarts gewidmet.

      Hagen, Folkwang 1920. - Kl.-4°. 2 weisse Bll., 32 S. Mit 28 Tafeln. Orig.-Pappbd. (etwas fleckig und berieben, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle). Erstausgabe. - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Bruno Taut:"Leopoldine Schmidt zur Freude und Erinnerung an Bruno Taut. 3.7.20". - Architektur-Schauspiel mit Bühnenbildern, kurzen Texten und Regieanweisungen. Mit abschliessendem Text Bruno Tauts:"Über Bühne und Musik; Nachwort zum Architekturschauspiel". - Stellenweise minimal fleckig. - Bolliger II, 32. Lang de [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works, ten volumes,

      William Blackwood and Sons,, no date, probably 1920's,. Hardcover,. 8vo, matcing half green calf with cloth boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, photogravure frontices to each volume, slight offsetting to title page, here and there one or two spots on title pages text otherwise very clean, each volume having the bookplate of James Stevenson, Baronet, and also the bookplate of Sir Malcolm Fraser BT., G.B.E., a very attractive set in near fine condition,

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        Escales.

      Edition de la Sirène., Paris 1920 - 4to. 310x250mm. Original paper wrappers. 13 aquarelles couleur, colorées au pochoir par Marty, et 24 dessins en noir de André Lhote. L'un des 400 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin Lafuma, après 15 Shidzuoka et 25 Hollande Van Gelder Zonen. Covers defective at spine and with tape repair to rear cover, short tear to upper cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Jazz Of Patriotism (An Anti-War Play)

      Geo. W. Moyle Pub. Co., Long Beach 1920 - Vi, 119 Pp. Orange Cloth, Stamped In Black. No Date Of Publication Indicated But Author's Preface Dated December 1920. Anti-War Drama With Excellent Short Introduction By Southern California's (Ok, My)O Favorite Upper Class Secular Humanist. Light Wear And Dust To Covers, Lettering Undamaged, Hinges Tight. Odd Diagonal Marks On Free Endpapers In Blue Pencil, "Tpp" Bracketed By Backwards Letters Sigma, With Tiny Circle Enclosing An N Placed Between Bottom Of Letters T And The First P On Both Pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Prince of Wales' Book. A Pictorial Record of the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Renown'. 1919-1920.

      London For St. Dunstan's by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd 1920 - First edition, 4to., signed and dated by the Prince of Wales on the Honolulu page, April 1920, (traces of paper-clip rusting to top edge, not affecting signature), black and white portrait frontispiece and various photogravures, slight age-toning, the odd bit of offsetting, else very good, publisher's red, printed cloth, one corner bumper, pictorial dust-jacket, toned, a little chipped and creased on lower, outside corner of upper panel, otherwise very good-plus. An account of the then Prince of Wales' tour of Canada, the U. S. A. and Australasia; [together with] a T.L.s. from H.R.H's Private Secretary on St. James's Place letterhead to Miss Mildred L. Clemens F. R. G. S., in response to her letter requesting the Prince to sign the book: 'With reference to your letter of the 4th instant, I am desired by the Prince of Wales to inform you that it is not His Royal Highness's practice to comply with requests for his autograph; but he has been pleased to make an exception in your case in view of his recent visit to Honolulu. His Royal Highness has signed his name on the page of the book dealing with Honolulu.' [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dadaistische Fox-Trot" - Original Sheet Music

      Berliner Bohème-Verlag K. Brüll, Berlin 1920 - Dada, dadaistischer Fox-trot für Trottel und Solche - die es noch werden Wollen. Worte von DaDa Beda. Musik von Ober-DaDa Hajós. ("Dada, dadaistic foxtrot for fools and those who want to become fools. Words by DaDa Beda. Music by Arch-DaDa Hajos.") An extremely rare song parodying the Dada movement, with music by the Hungarian composer Karl Hajos and lyrics by Fritz Löhner-Beda, one of the most famous Viennese songwriters of his time, and graphically striking illustrated wrappers by Wolfgang Ortmann. The nonsense lyrics poke fun at the absurdist use of language in Dada and at the movement's cult status: the beginning of the chorus translates as "Dada, O holy Dada, O loudmouthed Dada, hear my prayer." Published in 1920, coinciding with the First International Dada Fair in Berlin, the song must have appealed to Berliners who found the movement's gatherings and publications bizarre and amusing. Upright folio. 6 pp. Toned, spine reinforced internally with paper tape, two small early tape repairs to inside front cover with resultant staining, lower edges lightly chipped. Very scarce; WorldCat displays only one copy, at the National Gallery of Art Library, Washington DC. The Austrian librettist, lyricist, and writer Fritz Löhner-Beda was an important voice in 1920's Vienna. He wrote and produced several operas with Franz Léhar, including Das Land des Lächelns and Giuditta. He was arrested by Nazi forces in 1938 because of his Jewish background, and held in Dachau, Buchenwald, and finally Auschwitz, where he was beaten to death in 1942. He is particularly remembered for his Buchenwaldlied, the anthem of the Buchenwald camp, with its line "Wir wollen trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen" ("We still want to say yes to life.")Hungarian-born composer Karl Hajos worked in Vienna, where he founded the "Pierrot" publishing house, before emigrating to the United States in 1924. In Hollywood, he composed music for over 100 films in the late silent era.

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        (Broadside): Requiescat in Pace. Ald. Terence McSwiney (Lord Mayor of Cork)... Died in Brixton Prison, October 25th 1920 After a Hunger Strike Lasting Seventy Four Days. Age 40. His Last Words "God Save Ireland, Fight On! Fight On!

      London: Printer Burgess, 1920. Near Fine. Souvenir broadside or napkin. Approximately 13.5" x 13.5". Printed in black and purple on thin Japanese paper or tissue. Contemporarily mounted on buff-colored cardstock. Slight bleedthrough from the glue used in mounting, near fine. A commemoration of the death due to a hunger strike by the Sinn Fein Mayor of Cork, giving the order of the funereal procession. McSwiney was an Irish playwright, poet and pamphleteer. A leader of the Irish Nationalists in Kerry and Cork, he was arrested in Cork for possession of seditious articles and documents, while serving as Mayor. He immediately went on a hunger strike. His death focused world attention on the Irish Question, and his processions in both London and Cork drew huge crowds. Souvenir napkins survive to some degree, but seldom in nice condition, because of the thin material and they were usually stored folded. We acquired a few napkins where the owner had the forethought to mount them, probably almost immediately.

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        [Drop-title] Playwrights and Amateurs

      (np, 1920. First edition, First printing (with "asking": on the first line only, one of 100. (28 x 15.5 cm). 1 vols. First edition, First printing (with "asking": on the first line only, one of 100. (28 x 15.5 cm). 1 vols. Laurence A157

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        IL BOLSCEVISMO. COM'E' NATO, CHE COS'E', RESULTANZE

      SONZOGNO, MILANO 1920 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli marroni, ingiallita, con fioritura, aloni e tracce d'inchiostro, usura ai bordi ed al dorso con strappetto al piede, pagine brunite, con fioritura e molte libere dalla legatura

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        THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER In Seven Parts

      George G. Harrap, London 1920 - Deluxe edition. Stunning work of art. Quarto. 9 3/4 in (25 cm) tall; unpaginated. No date, circa 1920. Printed by H. & J. Pillans & Wilson, Edinburgh. Fine binding in olive green morocco with bright gold-stamped ornamentation, lettering and jewel-toned accents to front cover; bright gold-stamped illustrations and letters to spine. Hand sewn headbands. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. As befitting Coleridge's dramatic epic poem, Willy Pogany has extensively gilt tooled the spine and front cover with pictures including a ship of color leather inlays and has fully decorated every page. To paraphrase Vadeboncoeur, "Willy Pogany's art nouveau masterpiece. The large format allowed Pogany to pull out all the stops. Each page is at least two colors, sometimes with a gilt plate and usually an intricate border added. Extra-elaborate initials started each page, with simply ornate capitals for the beginning of each line. An illuminated title page, 20 tipped-in color plates, the second color added to the black and white plates, the flowing calligraphic text, and the numerous pen & ink drawings throughout make this special." Tight binding. Square corners. Fine tipped-in plates. Heavy stock, cream pages largely clean and unmarred with no bookplate, writing, salient marks, or tears; no loose pages. Clear protective cover. Crown and top corners chafed, rear cover with minor scratch, pastedowns with outer edges glue-toned, blanks foxed, pages and edges with intermittent light foxing, opening pages with light crease. Well-preserved, finely bound, epic poem lavishly illustrated by Willy Pogany. Vadeboncoeur, bpib online. Rarebookhub online. Very good+. No Jacket as issued [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zionism. Handbook prepared under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office - No. 162.

      London H.M. Stationary Office January 1920 - 14 x 21.5 cm; 48 pp., original printed wrappers. Spine slightly sunned and rubbed. A fine copy. A "Zionism handbook" published by the British Foreign Office created to educate British Delegates to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. "In the spring of 1917 the Foreign Office, in connexion with the preparation which they were making for the work of the Peace Conference, established a special section whose duty it should be to provide the British Delegates to the Peace Conference with information in the most convenient form - geographical, economic, historical, social, religious, and political - respecting the different countries, districts, islands, &c., with which they might have to deal. In addition, volumes were prepared on certain general subjects, mostly of an historical nature, concerning which it appeared that a special study would be useful." This work was originally published for internal use of British diplomats, as part of a large series of books on the various regions and colonies. Towards 1920, as "the Peace Conference nearly completed its task" these series were issued for public use. Contents include: a chronological summary of Zionism, starting in 720 B.C.; Zionism in the bible; Zionism under the various rulers of the Holy Land; anti-Semitism and modern Zionism; and other chapters. The last chapter contains statements and speculations in regards to "The Future of Palestine", in reference to the Balfour declaration. This last chapter included phrases, such as "Arabs are not jealous of Zionist Jews and intend to give them fair play", which sound especially intriguing when taking into account the big Arab Riots in Palestine in April of 1920, which began already in 1919, initiated by Haj Amin el-Husseini. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IL CAVALIERE DELLO SPIRITO SANTO STORIA DI UNA GIORNATA

      R.BEMPORAD & FIGLIO, FIRENZE 1920 - ITALIANO Brossura editoriale incartoncino morbido, grigio, con titoli rossi e neri, con fioritura ed usura ai bordi, dorso ingiallito, con fioritura e strappetti al piede ed alla cima, pagine brunite da fattore tempon con fioriture sparse e gore, alcune libere dalla legatura

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        DECORATED WOODEN CEILINGS IN SPAIN A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEASURED DRAWINGS WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

      New York & London: G. P. Putnam. Very Good. 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Bound in original tan cloth. Folio folder contains 256 loose pages. ( 222pp + 4 color + 52 Monochromatic plates. Gilt titles on spine and front cover. 1st edition. Text is Intact and clean. Small cloth tear at spine heel. First 3 pages have an curled edge. Two torn cloth ties. Floral decorated paper inside covers has rub marks. Old wooden ceilings are more numerous in Spain than other European Countries. Architecture, Spain; Monochrome & Color Plates; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 256 pages .

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        Männerportait - Öl auf Leinwand

      ohne 1920 (um 1930). Maße: ca. 80 cm x 100 cm, unsigniert, im vergoldetem Stuckrahmen mit floral ausgearbeiteten Elementen in den Ecken, (Gebrauchsspuren) - Georg Lührig war Professor für Malerei, Zeichnung, Grafik und Naturstudium an der Dresdner Kunstakademie. 1932/33 Rektor der Akademie - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Grafik/ Plakate

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        Die Kunst des Radierens. Ein Handbuch.

      Berlin: Cassirer. 1920 Vierte vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. 279 S. Mit 6 Original-Grafiken. Pappband mit Goldprägung im Schuber. Schuber und Rücken etwas verblichen, Rückenfalz unten minimal eingerissen, schönes und fleckenfreies Exemplar. Mit den Originalradierungen von Max Liebermann (Amsterdamer Judengasse), Edvard Munch (Landschaft), Hermann Struck (Alter Jude aus Jaffa), Hans Meid (Der Maler in der Landschaft), Paul Baum (Aus Sluis) sowie der Originallithographie von Max Slevogt (Der Bildermann). Auf der Pan-Presse hergestellt. Versand D: 4,80 EUR

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        Photographic Archive chronicling the life of Arturo Toscanini

      NBC, etc, Milan, New York etc 1920 - [100 photos] Substantial collection of vintage photographs of the Italian-American conductor, Arturo Toscanini. In a variety of formats, many of the photographs with press stamps and annotations to the verso explaining the circumstances of the images. Toscanini is shown on and off the podium, travelling to Capri in 1929, arriving in New York City; with friends, family and dignitaries, on tour at home, indefatigable and finally 'laying in state' in 1957. Some of the most moving photographs come from a sequence of smaller images showing the maestro rehearsing in old age, taken from behind the orchestra as the old man studies his score and exhorts his players to ever great efforts. Toscanini's long career brought him to a worldwide audience especially after the NBC Symphony Orchestra was created as a vehicle for his talents in 1937. This collection conveys some sense of the range and scope of a remarkable life. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more details.

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        AN EYE FOR AN EYE. Signed and inscribed by Clarence Darrow.

      New York: Duffield & Company, 1920. [iv], 213 pages of text. Original tan cloth binding is moderately to heavily soiled and rubbed, with minor fraying to the spine extremities, and minor bumping to the corners. No dustjacket, but protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper "Only the sinner knows that there is no sin [signed] Clarence Darrow To Chas Mason Chicago Oct 13th 1920." Inscribed to Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, founder of the Church of God in Christ, the largest Pentecostal church denomination and one of the largest predominantly African-American Christian denominations in the United States. Reprint edition of Darrow's only novel, first published in 1905 by Fox, Duffield & Company. The inner hinges are weakened; many pages have small spots of soiling or staining, and a few pages have tiny tears or creases or other small and minor defects. Several pages with pencil notes that are initialed "JSH." The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) developed a file on C.H. Mason because of his pacifism and interracialism. In 1918 some white followers of Mason in Los Angeles were identified as being of German extraction. Mason was jailed at Lexington, Mississippi, for allegedly preaching against the war, although he sold bonds to help the war efforts. William B. Holt, one of the white brethren targeted by the FBI for suspicion, was a lawyer and former Nazarene preacher who traveled to Lexington to post a two-thousand dollar cash bond for Mason's release.. Signed. Reprint edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        One Man's Initiation

      George Allen & Unwin, London., 1920. First edition. Precedes the U.S. edition by two years. Second state, with the type corrected at page 35, line 32. Octavo. 128 pages. The author's experiences in the First World War.Spine faintly faded. Very good indeed in near-fine, very slightly nicked dustwrapper darkened at the spine. Lovely copy.

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        Photo Album]: Wisconsin Girls. 1917-1920

      Wisconsin 1920 - Oblong octavo. Measuring 11.5" x 7.25". String-tied flexible cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on top board. Very near fine, images with some occasional fading but overall well-composed and very good or better. Contains 327 gelatin silver images. Various sizes, mostly some variation of 4.25" x 2.75". Mostly captioned in white album ink, some of the cations are rubbed, but they remain largely readable. Album maintained by a young Wisconsin woman documenting her school days, friends and travel. She was likely from Chilton, Wisconsin where the album begins in here later school years in 1917 and 1918 including shots of her girls' basketball team. Additionally there are groups of images from Appleton, Milwaukee, Menomonie, Oconto, Kaukauna, Peshtigo River, and Riverside, Wisconsin, where she traveled to visit relatives. There are a few images in Minnesota and in Escanaba, Michigan where she attended an Evangelist Revival Meeting. Additionally there are a few photos of uniformed men in France from 1918, sent from a school acquaintance or family member. She likely then taught grammar school children in Goodrich, Kansas, where she records images of young students, teachers, and others related to the school. One image near the end of the album is of the eight coffins of the Wolf Family who were murdered in 1920 in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. The image is a snapshot, but is a close variant of the images of the coffins that circulated in newspapers.A generous selection of vernacular photographs of young women that is almost exclusively geographically specific to Wisconsin.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        [Photo Album]: Wisconsin Girls. 1917-1920

      Wisconsin, 1920. Near Fine. Oblong octavo. Measuring 11.5" x 7.25". String-tied flexible cloth with "Photographs" in gilt on top board. Very near fine, images with some occasional fading but overall well-composed and very good or better. Contains 327 gelatin silver images. Various sizes, mostly some variation of 4.25" x 2.75". Mostly captioned in white album ink, some of the cations are rubbed, but they remain largely readable. Album maintained by a young Wisconsin woman documenting her school days, friends and travel. She was likely from Chilton, Wisconsin where the album begins in here later school years in 1917 and 1918 including shots of her girls' basketball team. Additionally there are groups of images from Appleton, Milwaukee, Menomonie, Oconto, Kaukauna, Peshtigo River, and Riverside, Wisconsin, where she traveled to visit relatives. There are a few images in Minnesota and in Escanaba, Michigan where she attended an Evangelist Revival Meeting. Additionally there are a few photos of uniformed men in France from 1918, sent from a school acquaintance or family member. She likely then taught grammar school children in Goodrich, Kansas, where she records images of young students, teachers, and others related to the school. One image near the end of the album is of the eight coffins of the Wolf Family who were murdered in 1920 in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. The image is a snapshot, but is a close variant of the images of the coffins that circulated in newspapers.A generous selection of vernacular photographs of young women that is almost exclusively geographically specific to Wisconsin.

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        Carte Blanche. Articles parus dans Paris - Midi du 31 Mars au 11 Aout 1919.

      - Paris, aux Editions de la Sirene, 1920. Prima edizione della tiratura di "Cinquante exemplaires sur papier de Corée, numérotés de 6 à 55". Allegato cartoncino autografo di Jean Cocteau con la scritta a penna stilografica: J’aime la belle franchise de Gide - Jean Cocteau. In 16mo; copertina originale con sovraccoperta; pp. 117, (3). Piccoli strappi con leggere mancanze alla sovraccoperta e dorso brunito. Axs

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        ORIGINAL SKETCH, A DRAWING OF THE STAGE SET IN A THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

      Circa 1920 - Signed by Nielsen at the foot of the drawing. an original pen and pencil drawing with wash on heavy cream coloured stock. The stock roughly 360 by 265mm, signed at the bottom, the image itself roughly 270 by 175mm, now matted in blue boards and with protective plastic sleeve. A RARELY ENCOUNTERED DRAWING BY ONE OF THE FOREMOST ILLUSTRATORS OF THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY. The Nielsen drawing is quite an interesting piece. It seems possible that it might have been intended for use as a set design, but it is also a rather accomplished drawing which has very finished elements such as the figure at the far left and the figure facing. These incorporate Nielsen's best traits as an artist. The figure to the far right seems also to have a wash applied as the artist might have done while beginning his water colour work. A working figure underlies one of the finished ones, and the drawing is signed by Nielsen at the bottom of the plate. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS of Mirth and Marvels

      Dent 1920 - Beautiful copy in the rare publisher's special leather binding. Original brown/black morocco with gilt lettering and vignette. Top edge gilt. 4to. A fine copy. Twenty Four mounted colour plates under captioned tissue guards, twelve tinted colour plates and many line drawings. One plate has a slight abrasion. A book of folk tales and legends, mostly in verse, including The Jackdaw of Rheims and The Babes in the Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commercial Airships.

      London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1920. [Aviation]. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 17 cm), pp.xiii; [1]; 235; [1]. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, in typographic dust-jacket. Colour frontispiece, 27 black and white photographic plates, folding chart of prevalent winds in summer. Some dustiness to edges, some offsetting to endpapers, small label and 'file copy' stamp to front free endpaper, number 29 written on cloth at spine and with pen on dust-jacket at the same location. Dust-jacket shows well with some closed tears, some chipping and nicking, a few small marks and some toning to spine. A very good copy of a scarce book, devilishly so in the dust-jacket. An excellent early work written by the Chief Airship Engineer at Vickers, where he helped designed the R9 and R80 airships alongside Barnes Wallis.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        At zije zivot! Volne uvahy o novem umeni. Uvodni slovo napsal Vaclav Nebesky. Se ctrnacti obrazky Josefa Capka [= Edice cervna, svazek VIII]

      Praha: Fr. Borovy 1920 - Erstausgabe, Umschlag von Josef Capek, OBrosch. (Interimseinband), durchsichtige Schutzfolie, 247 Seiten mit Abb. von Josef Capek, 11 x 17,5 cm, innen und außen gebräunt, insgesamt sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: cz [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism.

      George Allen & Unwin, London., 1920. First edition. Small octavo. 188 pages. Four pages of adverts at rear. Cloth-backed boards with title label on front cover. Russell initially had great sympathy with the revolutionaries, but a visit to the Soviet Union immediately alerted him to the dangers inherent in Lenin's system.Spine creased. Edges spotted. Very good in the scarce dustwrapper which is very good, a little chipped and nicked at head and tail of spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Bildnis einer jüngeren Frau in weißem Kleid in Polster gelehnt; Dreiviertelfigur en face.

      - Radierung, um 1920, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, signiert und als „Probedruck" bezeichnet. Darstellungsgröße 43,5.37,5 cm, Blattgröße 52,5.42,5 cm. – Mit einer kleinen Druckstelle innerhalb der Darstellung rechts unten sowie kleiner Einriß im Unterrand. Ganz vorzüglicher Abdruck mit viel Grat des sehr seltenen Blattes. Um wen es sich bei der Dargestellten handelt, konnte bisher nicht ermittelt werden. Der später als Maler, Radierer, Holzschneider und Lithograph tätige Eggeler studierte als Sohn eines Hofbeamten zunächst an der Universität Wien Jura und war als Dr. phil. Rechtsberater der Gemeinde Wien. Es schloß sich ein Studium an der Akademie der bildenden Künste bei Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870 – Wien – 1928) und Rudolf Bacher (1862 – Wien - 1945) sowie an der Graphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt bei Ludwig Michalek (1859-1942) an. Nachdem er bis 1925 Zeichnungen, Graphik in mehreren Techniken und Mappenwerke geschaffen hatte, ging mit diesem Jahr seine künstlerische Tätigkeit abrupt zu Ende. Er war Mitglied des Künstlerhauses, Wien und erhielt 1919 den Dumba-Preis, gen. Nach dem österreichischen Kunstmäzen Nikolaus Dumba (1830-1900). Eggeler war ein Vertreter der frühen österreichischen Phantastik.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Chinese Junks. A Book of Drawings in Black & White. Shanghai, Kelly & Walsh

      1920 - First Edition. 8vo, [vi], 52pp, including 25 full page tipped-in plates of junks made from drawings by the author, publisher's green boards [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Peking. A Historical and Intimate Description of its Chief Places of Interest.

      1920 - Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Hankow, Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1922. 8vo. Original orange cloth, lettered in black, I,age of pagoda blocked in gilt on front cover, original dust-wrapper printed in orange and black; pp. [2], x, [4], 523, highly illustrated with plates after photographs and folding plans, wrappers with small flaws at head and tail of spine, light offsetting from endpapers, a few light spots here and there, otherwise a very beautiful copy with the rarely seen wrappers. Second edition (first, 1920), considerably enlargedand revised. The writer Juliet Bredon (c. 1881-1937) was the daughter of Sir Robert Edward Bredon, Bt (1846-1918), Deputy Inspector-General Imperial Maritime Customs, China, (1898-1908) and Acting Inspector-General of Customs with rank of Provincial Lieutenant-Governor (1908-1910). She spent much of her life in China, marrying Charles Lauru of Beijing, and she published a number of works on the country, including the present work, Chinese Shadows (Beijing: 1922), The Moon Year. A Record of Chinese Customs and Festivals (Shanghai: 1927), and a biography of her uncle, the famous inspector-general of customs in China, Sir Robert Hart Bt -- whose abilities and service were so highly regarded by the Chinese that 'his Chinese honours excelled in number and distinction those bestowed on any other European' (DNB) -- which was published in 1909. In her preface, Bredon explains that, 'Several books have been written about Peking by foreigners, but among these only two are comprehensive - Monseigneur Favier's monumental work Peking and Father Hyacinth Bitchurin's Description of Peking. This paucity of accurate accounts is chiefly due to the obstacles in the way of collecting precise information. The more one studies the fascinating old city, the more one realises the tantalising difficulties of learning, even from the Chinese themselves, anything but the merest outline of its history and monuments. A proper appreciation of Peking is not, I believe, in the power of a Westerner to give - certainly not of one single person - since it pre-supposes a thorough knowledge of China's past, an infinite sympathy with Chinese character and religions, an intimate sympathy with Chinese character and religions, an intimate familiarity with the proverbs and household phrases of the poor, the songs of the streets, the speech of the workshop, no less than the mentality of the literati and the motives of the rulers' (p. vii). Therefore, her book intends to provide a fuller description of the city than a conventional guide-book that will be of interest to the general reader: 'it aims at nothing original, - is simply a gathering up of the information of others, a gleaning from what has already been given to the world in a far better and fuller but less portable form. Its purpose is simply to play the part of a friend to resident and visitor alike - a friend (in whose taste you perhaps have confidence) to take you by the arm for a stroll through the city and its suburbs' (pp.viii). However, Bredon's book has subsequently become a very useful source on life in Beijing during the early twentieth century (and especially its architecture), and is widely cited in later literature on the period. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Collection of 18 beautiful advertising mailers for men's clothing made by J. L. Taylor, a subsidiary of the International Tailoring Company

      [J. L. Taylor], Chicago and New York 1920 - These colorful advertising mailers range in size from 4" x 6.5" folded to 13.25" x 14.25" unfolded. All are tri-folds, leporellos, posters, or pamphlets. Many have die-cuts, lift-the-flaps, cut-outs, etc. All have gone through the mail; most are franked with 1-cent green Franklin stamps (in use from 1908-1922) with Chicago or New York City pre-cancels. Minor wear. The J. L. Taylor - International Tailoring Company was a large men's clothing supplier in the early 1900s with major offices and production facilities in Chicago and New York. The company did not sell directly to customers. Instead, it provided department stores and tailors with large swatch/sample books. After customers picked out styles and fabrics, on-site tailors would take measurements and forward them to the company where the clothing was made. The company provided its retailers with elaborate pre-cancelled advertisements to mail to their local customers.Both of the International Tailoring Company buildings are still standing. The ten-story Chicago headquarters/factory on Jackson Boulevard (also known as the White Tower Building) was a truly remarkable facility when it opened in 1916. Instead of the usual dark, dirty, cramped and unsafe sweatshops where most clothes were made, the building was clean, spacious, safe, and brightly illuminated with natural lighting. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. Today the building is shared by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and "The Tailor at Jackson" condominium complex. The New York on 4th Avenue has also been converted into residential condos.This is a terrific collection of cutting-edge, early 20th century men's fashion advertising. As of 2017, nothing similar is listed in OCLC, and there are no auction records at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. There is only one other, single advertising mailer from this company currently for sale in the trade.

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        MASKEE: A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK.

      - [Shanghai 1920's, Schiff]. Red silk covers, accordion folded album, 21 hand colored charming sketches, 19.5 x 27 cm., bit of minor corner wear, else a very clean & solid copy. * * FIRST & ONLY AUTHOR'S SIGNED LIMITED NUMBERED COPY * * *** *** *** . . A GREAT CARAIATURE OF SHANGHAI LIEF IN THE LATE 1930'S . . . DEPICTING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN . . . FOREIGNERS, CHINESE DANCE HALL GIRLS & PROSTITUTES . . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST & AUTHOR FRIEDRICH H. SCHIFF [1908-1968]: Schiff was an Austrian-Jewish artist. He was a keen observer of the Chinese spirit, showing the more fascinating visual insights to Shanghai life. . Schiff arrived from Austria in Shanghai in 1930 when he was 22 years old, and lived there until 1947. His charming cartoons captured the foreign community's interest and many were also published in local newspapers and journals such as the China Journal & the North China Daily News. . He also illustrated several books on China, a suite of Shanghai postcards, and was attributed to decorating the walls of the Cercle Sportif Français and other clubs. . After receiving an invitation to visit Shanghai from a cousin Schiff lived there for 17 years, becoming known as one of the city's great cartoonists between the two world wars. . Schiff's importance lies, first of all in the fact he depicted indelible characters that manifest what it meant to dwell in Shanghai, then an international City. . "He manipulates his works as a form of attack. Socially marginalized groups, such as prostitutes, 'taxi-girls' and beggars, are all subjects of his scrutiny." . *** Gerd Kaminski, author of a chronicle and geographical study of the artist, described the opus of Schiff as extensive, ascertaining that cartooning was the genre that prodded him into telling stories from the point of view of a spectator on the street. See below. . * "Schiff's opus goes beyond cartoons and illustrations for newspapers. Artistically, he was equally excellent in landscape and portrait oil paintings, gouache and watercolor works," Kaminski said. . * "Schiff, from the very beginning of his residency in China, had already developed sharp eyes -not only in face-reading Chinese physiognomy, but also the social realities in which Chinese and foreigners were being subjected to." . *** THE SETTING: The setting is the "Roaring 1930's Shanghai" scene. Sketches depict the Free-Wheeling, "Anything Goes" wild attitudes of "why not" war torn Shanghai. . * THE SKETCHES: TWENTY-ONE HAND-COLORED DRAWINGS: . The first page shows a beautiful, slinky Chinese girl in Cheongsam: "Miss Shanghai: "Me no worry-me no care ! Me go marry millionaire ! If he die me no cry ! Me go marry other guy !!" . Followed by 19 other full-page hand-colored drawings. Some with and with out captions, the meanings obvious ! . These fascinating color-drawings shows how Occidentals inter-relate with the Chinese & western [mostly Russian] girls, Shanghai Party time English style, "Having a Ripping Time," American sailors caress and dance with their willowy Chinese girls wearing sexy Cheongsam split up to their hips. . Also stunningly beautiful, blond & blue-eyed Russian prostitutes with their Chinese sisters competing for the Yankee dollar. "Taxi-girls, "sing-song girls," bar girls, lonely and hungry house wives. . *** THE MEANING OF "MASKEE:" The tile "MASKEE" is a very old China coast Pidgin English corruption of the Portuguese word meaning "Never Mind." This and other Pidgin English was commonly used by both Chinese and foreigners along the treaty port cities on China's east coast since the 1820's. . *** THE HAND-COLORED ART WORK: Schiff drew the illustrations, then had the book printed in black-outline, after which he hand-colored each page and signed the title page, adding a hand-written number on the last page. . *** BINDING: The work was bound in various colors of silk [red, maroon, green, blue], with brocade designs, such as bamboo, or the dragon. There may have been other variant colors, we do not pla

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