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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1920 First Edition in English, First UK Edition. A popular exposition translated by Robert W. Lawson. Small 8vo. xiii. 138pp., frontispiece portrait, five diagrams, eight pages of Ads. Publisher's blind-stamped red cloth titled in gilt [not black] at the spine. A very good copy indeed in an excellent example of the rare original dustwrapper with expert minor restoration primarily at the extremities of the spine. In a fine custom blue cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        IN GREECE: JOURNEYS BY MOUNTAIN AND VALLEY With a preface by Théophile Homolle; translated from the French by Charles Frederic Hardy.

      Geneva: Éditions d'Art F. Boissonas, 1920. First English language edition. Boissonnas, Fred.. Folio, iv, 5-133 pp., with 40 full-page photogravure plates with printed tissue guards, and numerous photogravures in text. Decorative borders and devices in color, printed on handmade paper. Printed wrappers, titled in gilt, with an orange inset medallion of Pegasus on the front cover. New spine applied, modest stain on rear wrapper and faint stain to top corner Over all certainly very good, with the photogravures beautifully rendered. Fred Boissonnas (1858 - 1946) was from an influential family of photographers, initially situated in Geneva. His accomplishments in photography enabled him to travel widely and often, and from these travels he produced several books, including works on Greece and Egypt. His Greek images totaled over 7000 photographs made with large format cameras, and are inclusive of historical architectural remains, and vistas and landscapes. In the early 20th-century he founded the publishing firm of Boissonnas S.A., which produced several exquisite limited editions illustrated with hand-pulled photogravure plates, elegant design and letterpress of several color inks. In 1910 he made EN GRÈCE PAR MONTS ET PAR VAUX from his enormous archive of Greek negatives. That lavish large folio was limited to 230 numbered copies printed on handmade paper; in 1936 he also issued a second edition in a smaller folio format with a larger limitation. This is the first edition published in English, and has a limitation of 300 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Old French Fairy Tales. Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett

      Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company, 1920., 1920. 4to. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to spine and to upper board with original colour plate laid down, pictorial end-papers. Lightly rubbed. Near Fine. Illustrated with 8 colour plates, titled tissue-guards and further black and white in-text drawings. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Sphinx

      London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1920. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. First Edition. 1 of 1000 copies. The Sphinx is WildeÕs poem about the beauty of the sphinx and the mysterious grandeur of the ancient world she represents. Illustrated by the German artist, Alistair, who was known for the decadent spirit and the Art Deco look of his illustrations. There are nine full page illustrations with captioned tissue guards, and two extra illustrations in the front and back which are described elsewhere as advertisements. Unlike other Alastair works, some initial letters or chapter heads of smaller size are in an uncommonly more restrained style. Bound in off-white linen with an elaborate gilt design with a turquoise moon crescent on the front board, said to be by Charles Ricketts. Minor browning to spine, a few light spots of soiling to boards, light foxing and browning to interior, and bookplate to front pastedown. In very good condition. 36 pages. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        (Kiel 1886 - 6. Mai 1964 Berlin). 'Ende'. Radierung, um 1920. 30 x 22,5 cm. Unten bezeichnet und signiert.

      Düstere Hinrichtungsszenerie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        (Leipzig 1884 - New York 1950). Jakob ringt mit dem Engel. Kaltnadelradierung. 1920. Unten links in der Platte signiert. 28 x 22 cm. Unter Passepartout gerahmt.

      Hofmeier 179 II.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        (Berlin 1874 - 1956 Westerland). Kühe grasen unter hohen Bäumen. Öl auf Leinwand (auf Pappe montiert). Um 1920. Unten rechts signiert. 46 x 58 cm. Gerahmt.

      Sommerliche Ansicht mit zwei grasenden Kühen unter hohen Bäumen, dahinter ein langes rotes Scheunendach.- .

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      Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, [1920].. 160pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and dusty, with faint coffee splash on lower wrapper, text slightly tanned (as usual), with faint rippling at edges, staples a bit rusty, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of what Hugnet denotes "the last of the important Dada publications" (Motherwell, p.152). Published shortly after the great Berlin exhibition on 5 June, contributors include the editor, Tzara, Mehring, Picabia, Ball, Soupault, Arp, Hausmann, Ribemont- Dessaignes, et al. Tzara contributed a "Chronique Zurichoise 1915 - 1919" which includes a detailed list of exhibitions, publications and events. MOTHERWELL / KARPEL 7.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Fables de la Fontaine

      Tours: Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, (c. 1920). Quarto. 127pp., +(16)ff. One of sixteen copies, with a signed original gouache for one of the sixteen color plates by Neziere, opposite p.63. Highly colored and caricature-like in style, the painting illustrates "L'Ane et le Petit Chien (The Little Dog and the Donkey)." Additionally, each text page is illustrated in black and white. Raymond de la Neziere's work was featured in many of the popular magazines of his era, and it is often viewed as a precursor to French comics. He began working as a book illustrator in 1892. Neziere's illustrations are recognized for their humorous and expressive style, and his characters are often anthropomorphic animals. Unbound, as issued, with panels of pictorial wrapper covers. Protected in a cloth-backed marbled portfolio. Light foxing to a few sheets, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Forerunner, His Parables and Poems

      Alfred A Knopf Signed and dated by the Author 1920 . A rare copy in very good condition for its age. Gilt lettring on cover has faded, particularly on spine. Bumps to bottom corner and heel. Clean and tidy inside . Some slight yellowing of first pages due to age. A tight copy.

      [Bookseller: Haycorn Books]
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        Fond de cantine

      Paris : Nrf, 1920. Broché. 17x22cm. Edition originale, un des 118 ex numérotés sur Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto telllière, tirage de tête. Petites traces d'adhésif en têtes et en pieds des gardes, dos passé, agréable état intérieur. - Nrf, Paris _1920, 17x22cm, broché. - broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Courtship of Miles Standish

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. Tercentenary Edition; the first with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. Original publisher's gilt-stamped cloth with color illustration to front cover. Near fine with some foxing to the last page of text; in the original illustrated dust jacket with a few short tears, some dust soiling and toning, and light chipping to spine, else very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      Paris: Editions de la Sirene, 1920. Hard Cover. First Edition. Number 277 of 1000 copies. This book is considered to be among the best of the French livres dÕartiste. Includes 25 lithographic illustrations by Raoul Dufy in pochoir coloring on Lafuma de Voiron paper. It has been expertly rebound in marbled paper boards with the original dark blue front cover laid on. In near fine condition except for a dog-eared free endpaper that has started to tear. Pages unopened. Unpaginated. ARTISTSBOOKS/033011. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido.

      Japan, O.a. (1920´s). 53 wood-block print in leporello. Bound with illustrated cloth-covered boards. Oblong. Housed in orig. slip case.. In 1832 Hiroshige, traveled the Tokaido (Eastern Sea Road), the main route along the Pacific coast between the capital of Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto. On this travel, Hiroshige found inspiration for the masterpiece. The book shows scenes along the Tokaido (which had 53 lodging stations), incorporating depictions of landscapes in different seasons and climatic conditions with scenes of travelers and people who lived along the way. Fifty Three Stages of the Tokaido.The japanese book is not dated in English. Opens concertina-like. Map on the front endpaper of "The Tokaido", showing the names in japanese and english of the 53 staging posts. Slightly worn around the edges. Binding little browned. 1 page with very small tear. Pages nice and clean. 21 x 28 cm. Private name inside binding. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Hansel & Grethel & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm

      1920. In the Very Scarce Original Dust Jacket[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRIMM, [Jakob and Wilhelm]. Hansel & Grethel & Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Constable & Co., [1920]. First separate edition (originally published in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Illustrated by Arthur Rackham (London: 1909)). Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 1/8 inches; 250 x 180 mm.). x, [2], 159, [1] pp. Twenty mounted color plates (including frontispiece) and twenty-eight black and white drawings in the text. Title within pictorial border.Original dark blue cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge stained blue. Free endpapers slightly browned from pastedown glue. A fine copy. In the very scarce original tan paper dust jacket printed in dark blue, the front panel matching the gilt stamping on the front cover of the book and the back panel with publisher’s advertisements (jacket spine very slightly darkened)."During the immediate post-war years several old successes, notably Grimm's Fairy Tales were revived in separate new editions." (Derek Hudson, p. 119).This wonderful volume contains half of the great 1909 edition, including Hansel and Grethel; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The Fisherman and His Wife; The Frog Prince; Rapunzel; Red Riding Hood; Tom Thumb; and Rumpelstiltskin…Latimore and Haskell, pp. 53-54. Riall p. 139.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      New York. The Century Company. 1920. Bound in multi-chromatic pictorial gilt decorated cloth. 4to. 7.0" x 10.25". Illustrated with full page tissue-guarded colour and monochrome plates by Maxfield Parrish. Very mild, sporadic foxing to top and fore-edges. A Fine, tight copy.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Zanzibar. The Island Metropolis of Eastern Africa

      MajorFrancis Barrow Pearce, 1920 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated account of Zanzibar and eastern Africa from a British resident and military official. With three maps. With fifty illustrations, collated complete. Francis Barrow Pearce, 1866-1926, was a British resident in Africa, including Zanzibar, and was acting governer of Malawi, (Nyasaland), during 1910. Condition: In aquarter leather binding. Externally, near fine, just a few rubs and a little fading. There is a gilt reference number to the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with the occasional spot. With light foxing to the fold-out map. With an East Sussex Country Library armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and an ink stamp also. There is a small marginal closed tear to page 297. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        A Portfolio of Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings Illustrating "Salome" By Oscar Wilde

      London: John Lane, 1920. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter white cloth and gray board folio with contents loose as issued, lacking ties. Near fine/No Dust Jacket. 36 x 27.5 cm. No text, Folio, 16 plates and cul de lampe. Though Wilde and Beardsley were key figures, even perhaps the key figures of the fin de siecle era, their association, particularly as centered in Salome continues to attract and astound interest in their relationship which even today is shrouded in mystery and complicated by certain often cited memoirs of the time. This work with no publication limitation, nevertheless,is scarce. Interior contents clean and fresh.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory. Signed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. A very good or better copy; gilt stamped upper cover, the gilt spine lettering a bit faded. Signed By Einstein in full: "Albert Einstein", in black fountain pen on the half title.  In the rare original first edition dustwrapper - a very good or better example, neatly restored at the extremities. Custom gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth clamshell case. [Differs from the UK edition only in page arrangement - Weil]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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. Portrait frontispiece and diagrams throughout. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine titles dulled as often, partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with two small chips from the tanned spine panel and some loss of text to the front panel where a sticker was removed. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. Scarce 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 jacket. Listed in '100 Books That Shaped World History' [Raftery, 2002].

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Relativity. The Special & General Theory

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1920. A Popular Exposition. 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. Portrait frontispiece and diagrams in the text. Small bookplate and ownership inscriptions to front endpapers. Spine rolled and faded, spotting to edges, endpapers, and occasionally to contents. A very good copy. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Relativity, The Special & The General Theory; A Popular Exposition

      London: Methuen & Co., 1920 First Edition, HC translated by Robert W. Lawson, this is the first English edition, 138 pp. plus ads. Offsetting to the endpapers, some soiling to the red cloth cover, spine is sunned, else a very good copy with clean text and sound binding. Lacking the dustjacket.

      [Bookseller: Books Again, Inc.]
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        The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. The works include: The Jungle Books, Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Plain Tales from the Hills, Just So Stories, Captain Courageous, Rewards and Fairies, Stalky and Co., Puck of Pooks Hill, Rewards & Fairies, The Man Who Would be King, etc

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920-1937., 39. The Outward Bound Edition. 32 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles and gilt to spines, gilt ivory medalion to upper, top edges gilt others untrimmed. With maps and illustrations, as well as portraits of the author. Last 3 volumes in lighter brown. Binding with occasional marking or rubbing; browning to eps and untrimmed edges. Dampstaining to one vol. Several volumes unread with pages uncut; the last volume, Something of Myself with Index, has the first couple of pages roughly cut. A generally clean and tight set of Kipling's complete poems and novels in original cloth. Stewart p.560

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        How To Write Photo Plays

      New York: James A. McCann Co., 1920. 1st 1st. Hardcover. VG-. With Illustrations. Married couple Emerson and Loos wrote one of the earliest books on screenwriting. This copy is autographed by both of them. No DJ. Red boards have wear and chipping, with 1.5"clear tape reinforcement on spine. Moisture stain on back cover board and end papers within. Signed by both authors on front flyleaf page. Also signed by Harold B. Hutchison, dated September 9, 1920.

      [Bookseller: Cool Books]
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        Representatives of the Law

      1920. Forty-Eight Original Kyd Watercolors"The Law is an Ass"But the Artwork is SublimeKYD, (pseudonym of Joseph Clayton Clarke) artist. [DICKENS, Charles]. Representatives of the Law. (Ranging from the Bench to the Broker’s man), extracted from the Works of Dickens, and portrayed by “Kyd” in a series of 48 Character Studies drawn in colours. London: ca. 1920.Calligraphic title page in an orange border and with a judge’s head at the top, calligraphic list of plates in a green border, and forty-eight original watercolors by Kyd.All loose sheets, each measuring 10 9/16 x 7 7/8 inches and with the paintings within fine line borders comprising a panel measuring 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Each is a painting of a legal character from one of Dickens many works. The name of the character is in pen at the top left hand corner of the image space and the title of the book in which the character is found is located at the lower right hand corner.Each painting is signed by Kyd and depicts forty-eight judges, lawyers, solicitors, clerks, police, and prison turnkeys found in Dickens's novels, including Mr. Jaggers (Great Expectations); Mr. Perker (Pickwick Papers); Mr. Blathers (Oliver Twist); Uriah Heep (David Copperfield); Mr. Jinks (Pickwick Papers); Mr. Mallard (Pickwick Papers); Serjeant Buzfuz (Pickwick Papers); Mr. Chuckster (Old Curiosity Shop); Mr. Guppy (Bleak House); Mr. Tulkinghorn (Bleak House); and many others, not the least of whom is Sampson Brass ((Old Curiosity Shop), "an attorney of no very good repute…with a cringing manner, whose blandest smiles were so extremely forbidding that to have had his company under the least repulsive circumstances one would have wished him to scowl" - a character we strenuously assert to have no connection whatsoever in fiction or in life to our Brass family.Chemised in burgundy moire silk and housed in a full red morocco pull-off case with gilt spine lettering. A singular collection and fine.Dickens was intimately knowledgeable about the legal world. He began his professional life as a law clerk and had ambition to pursue the law as a career. As a result, “Charles Dickens was preeminently the novelist of the law, and his lawyers have a hold upon the public imagination far surpassing that of any other author” (Fyfe, Charles Dickens and the Law, p.7)."Dickens used a repeated and consistent pattern in presenting lawyers in his works… Generally, the lawyers have been treated simply as parts of other investigations, or as objects of Dickens' contempt. [In] Robert D. Neely's The Lawyers of Dickens and Their Clerks, [Neely] express[es] the opinion…that Dickens had a disdain for lawyers. 'One of the most marked prejudices was his dislike of lawyers, and all that pertained to the machinery of government.' This hatred is explained and justified in various ways. Philip Collins in Dickens and Crime states that the author was following a literary tradition in treating the lawyers vituperatively. In Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph Edgar Johnson sees Dickens' treatment of lawyers as one more aspect of his hatred of business. And Humphrey House in The Dickens World views the lawyer similarly to Johnson; House states that the lawyer has only a business, professional approach to people and to life. Thus, the lawyers are dismissed…" (Baughman, Charles Dickens and His Lawyers. ALSA Forum Volume 6, Number Number 2 [1982]). “The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings.” (Bleak House)"'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, 'the law is an ass - an idiot. If that's the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience'" (Oliver Twist)."What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!" (Martin Chuzzlewit)."Why, I don't exactly know about perjury, my dear sir," replied the little gentleman. "Harsh word, my dear sir, very harsh word indeed. It's a legal fiction, my dear sir, nothing more." (Pickwick Papers).Joseph Clayton Clark (1856-1937) worked as a freelance artist with a particular affection for Dickens, his Dickens illustrations first appearing in 1887 in Fleet Street Magazine, with two collections soon to follow: The Characters of Charles Dickens (1889) and Some Well Known Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens (1892). Beginning in the 1920s, he earned his living from watercolor sketches, mainly of Dickens' characters, which he sold to and through the London book trade. Frederic G. Kitton gives him early notice in his classic text, Dickens and His Illustrators (1890); Kyd's watercolors were at that date already being avidly bought by major Dickens collectors (Kitton, p. 233), the Cosens sale in 1890 successfully selling a collection of 241 of Kyd's Dickens watercolors, and Mr. Tom Wilson, at the time the foremost collector of Dickens, possessing 331 of Kyd's drawings. The British Museum has a collection of 598 drawings and paintings of the artist's Dickens work, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dickens House in London, and the University of Texas at Austin each have significant collections of Kyd.As for this collection of original art by Kyd on Dickens and the law and its representatives, "Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule" (Great Expectations). The indictment: An unique, superb and singular collection of Dickensiana. The verdict: Guilty as charged. Collection to be remanded into custody for years of enjoyment.

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      New York, Alfred A. Knopf,, 1920. Octavo. Original tan boards, titles to upper board and spine in brown, top edge stained brown. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to front pastedown but an exceptional copy in the dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing of the first of Eliot's collections to be published in America.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        "Oriental Dancer & Peacock"

      n.p. c. 1920 n.p., [c. 1920]. Approximately 18 x 12 inches. Pen and black ink, tempera, and watercolor, signed "K Blacmore R.B.A. Matted . Exhibited: Paris Salon and Royal Academy

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        ARA VUS [sic] PREC

      London: The Ovid Press, [1920].. Quarto. Quarter yellow-tan cloth and black cloth over boards, paper spine label. Label darkened, with diagonal chip at one corner affecting the horizontal of the terminal 'T', coated black endsheets very faintly dusty, soft creases to six page corners, minor rubbing at bottom edge, but a very good copy, in half morocco slipcase. First edition, second state of the binding for the ordinary issue, in black cloth rather than black boards. From an edition specified as consisting of a total of 264 copies, this is an unnumbered copy. This copy, like six others examined by Cloud, exhibits the reversal of signature 'C' with the consequent disruption of pagination, and is printed on a slightly lighter weight Whatman paper, with edges trimmed. Ostensibly, there were to be ten unnumbered copies for review, but "the frequency with which unnumbered copies appear would indicate that a good many more than the unscheduled ten were so issued" - Gallup. See Gerald Cloud's informed commentary on the internal and binding variants of this, the first book publication of the Rodker Press. GALLUP A4a. Cloud, JOHN RODKER'S OVID PRESS A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY, A5.

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        This Side of Paradise

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board blind stamped, titles to spine gilt. Ownership name to front free endpaper, small nick to head of spine otherwise a bright fresh copy. First Edition, First Printing of the author's landmark first novel. With this novel Fitzgerald more or less invented the roaring 20s or at least positioned Zelda and himself at its very core. It was an instant success, running to a number of printings in the first year.

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        Bliss. The Garden Party. The Doves’ Nest. Something Childish. Journal of... The Letters of... [both] Edited by J. Middleton Murry. [with] MANTZ, Ruth Elvish & MURRY, J. Middleton. The Life of Katherine Mansfield

      London: Constable (1920, 1922, 1923, 1924), 1927, 1928, 1933. . Seven works in eight volumes (Letters 2 volumes), all first editions - "The Garden Party", "The Doves' Nest" and "Something Childish" are second impressions (but see note). These three novels are signed on the fly leaf by Sydney Waterlow, and the "Life" contains his bookplate. Some light foxing. All bound in the original cloth, spines with slight rubbing and fading. "Journal" with its d.w., chipped, spine browned, “Letters” with the d.w. in pieces and loosely inserted. A unique set including four of Mansfield's six prose collections, all from the library of Sydney Waterlow, diplomat, second cousin of Mansfield and close contemporary of the Bloomsbury group, having befriended many of them during his time at Cambridge. In 1910 he proposed to Virginia Woolf, but was amicably rebuffed. Despite this he remained close to her and the group, helping to found their Memoir Club, a monthly dining club, in 1920. In a letter to Edward Sackville-West following the publication of "Orlando", Woolf revealed that the "S.W." character was loosely based on Waterlow. Kirkpatrick A4a, A5a, A6a, A8a, A9a, A10a, B10. The three second impressions were in each case preceded by a first printing of a handful of trial bindings - 25 copies of "The Garden Party" and "The Doves' Nest" and 34 copies of "Something Childish".

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        Umbra. The Early Poems of

      London: Elkin Mathews, 1920. First edition. 8vo. . Gray paper boards with canvas back, lettered in blue. Very good copy, some light foxing to preliminaries. Bookplate of Coman Leavenworth on the front pastedown. Gallup A20a . Poet and critic R.P. BLACKMUR'S COPY, signed by him at the age of 18 on the flyleaf: "August 23,1922 "Richard Palmer Blackmur" Blackmur quotes beneath: "'Now and again divers dive down for dreams' Stewart Mitchell." Blackmur was 18 when he signed this book, and was later to become one of America's most influential literary critics. Mitchell was the managing editor of THE DIAL at the time. Blackmur has written four marginal notes in pencil on pp. 57, 59, 84, & 128

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        THE WORKS

      Garden City and New York: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1920. Sun-dial Edition." ONE OF 735 COPIES, SIGNED BY CONRAD. In 22 Unusually Flamboyant Lilac Morocco VolumesBy the Leading American Binder of the Day 222 x 152 mm (8 3/4 x 6"). 22 volumes. FINE--AND ESPECIALLY FLAMBOYANT--LILAC MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY STIKEMAN, covers panelled with single and double gilt fillets and intricate scrolling foliate cornerpieces, raised bands, spine attractively gilt in ruled compartments with marine ornaments (seashell or anchor) as centerpiece and with scrolling cornerpieces, CRIMSON MOROCCO DOUBLURES, the front doublures with a central panel of blue morocco, wide turn-ins with alternating floral tools, doublures decorated with wavy gilt lines and (at corners) floral bouquets, blue central panels with a large gilt sailing vessel at middle, watered silk endleaves, morocco hinges, all edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait. WITH AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED BY CONRAD tipped in at front (see below). Also with the signature of Richard Curle (author of "Joseph Conrad, a Study" and many other critical works), written next to his printed name as the dedicatee of Volume 16. Spines uniformly faded to an even chestnut brown, a hint of rubbing to a handful of joints and corners (only), one opening in one volume with marginal spots, but QUITE A HANDSOME SET IN FINE CONDITION, the text virtually pristine, the covers bright, and the wear to the leather entirely minor. Polish-born Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) led a roving life as a sailor aboard French and British ships trading in exotic ports of Asia, South America, and Africa before he began his career as a novelist with "Almayer's Folly" in 1895. He wrote in English, in a style sometimes characterized as "impressionistic," with a phenomenal command of the language, despite not having learned it until he was an adult. Conrad's stories of the sea fascinate the reader not only for their remote settings and adventurous plots, but also for their psychological veracity and investigaton of moral issues, typified by the structurally innovative novel "Lord Jim" and the novellas "The Nigger of the Narcissus" and "Heart of Darkness," the latter describing a journey up the Congo. Although many of his works are set on the seas or on faraway islands, "Nostromo" is the account of political intrigue in a small South American state, and "Under Western Eyes" is a suspenseful story of a secret agent among Russian revolutionaries. This set was bound by one of America's best. According to the catalogue of the Frederick Maser Collection, during the period from the retirement of William Matthews to the establishment of the Club Bindery, there was no better binder in America than Henry Stikeman, who exhibited "extraordinary skill . . . in design, inlaying, and tooling." The present volumes have an outward appearance not unlike other bindings by Stikeman, but the doublures, with their bold color combination and animated decoration, depart from his more traditional designs. Dated 4 June, the tipped-in postcard of some 140 words is from Conrad to his agent, James Brand Pinker. The message alludes to an apparent automobile breakdown, which prompts Conrad to apologize to Pinker for having to experience "the boredom and horrors of hanging about the roads miles from anywhere." Also mentioned in the postcard is the arrival of Hugh Walpole, who had appeared at 10 the previous evening and seems still to be in bed. Between the set's considerable shelf attractiveness, the limited and signed nature of the edition, and the additional autograph material, this is an item of very special appeal.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Umbra. The Early Poems

      London: Elkin Matthews,, 1920. All that he now wishes to keep in circulation from "Personae," "Exhultations," "Ripostes," etc. With translations from Guido Cavalcanti and Arnaut Daniel and poems by the late T. E. Hulme. Octavo. Original grey boards, white cloth backstrip, titles to spine and upper board in dark blue. Bookplate. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to front free endpaper over ownership signature. Boards, rubbed, marked, and dulled, scuff to lower corner of upper board, backstrip tanned and spotted, endpapers tanned, contents toned. A good copy. First edition, first impression, of this collection of poems chosen by Pound himself.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Works of Charles Dickens. Including: The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc

      New York: Bigelow, Brown and Co., Inc., n.d. [c.1920]., 1920. The National Library Edition, complete in 20 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary half teal morocco with two blue title labels and gilt tooling to spines evenly faded to grey, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. With illustrations from the original plates. Binding rubbed. A sound and attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      New York : Bigelow, Brown and co., inc.. Very Good-;. c. 1920. Hardcover. Complete 40 volume set bound in 20 as published. Three quarter burgundy leather bound covers with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and decor on spines, and red covered boards. Covers have moderate to heavy wear to corners and caps. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. One board detached (but present) . Marbled paste downs and end sheets. Top edges gilt. Fore edges untrimmed. Frontispieces. Title pages in black & red. Pages clean and in very good condition. ; National Library Edition .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        ONE MAN'S INITIATION --- 1917

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1920. First Edition. First Edition. Inscribed by Dos Passos on the Front flyleaf, with also, glued to the second (blank) flyleaf, is an 11-line handwritten letter to the same collector agreeing to sign some of his books, and instructing him where & when to send them (in Provincetown). The book itself is a fine copy, and apart from one small edge-tear to the fore-edge of page 19/20, and some light fading to the spine edges, has almost no wear. This is thanks to a beautiful copy of the original dust-jacket, which has only the slightest wear to the extremities, but is otherwise bright and intact. This is the first issue of the book, with the word "flat" obliterated on line 32 of page 35. Highly desirable copy of this highspot - Dos Passos' first book - based on his experiences in the Great War.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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      W. Drugulin Leipzig: W. Drugulin, (1920). Vorzugsausgabe. Limited (numbered) edition. Hardcover. vg. 1/120. Elephant folio. VIII, 103,[2]pp. & 13 unnumbered illustration pages. Gold-stamped full green calf with gold lettering on cover and spine in original dust wrapper and sturdy paper-covered green clamshell box. Gold-lined raised bands. All deckled edges. Inside of front and back board stamped with double gold borders. Binding designed by R. Hadl, handcrafted by A. Köllner. Elaborate deluxe edition of Hoffmann's novel "Signor Formica". E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a German author, composer, draftsman, caricaturist, jurist, and music critic. He was one of the major authors of the Romantic movement. Signor Formica was first published in 1820, and a year later was included in the forth volume of Hoffmann's work "Serapionsbrüder." His few literary works are stories in which supernatural and sinister characters appear in people's lives, revealing grotesque and often tragic sides in human nature. This deluxe edition is illustrated with original artwork by the Hungarian sculptor and etcher, Richard Hadl. The illustrations consist of one original signed full-page pencil drawing, as well as 12 full-page-, and 7 in-text drawings in aquatinta-manier. Additional signature of illustrator on limitation page. "Dieses Buch wurde im Jahre neunzehnhundert und zwanzig in der Offizin W. Drugulin in Leipzig gedruckt. Die Auflage beträgt einhundert und zwanzig numerierte Exemplare auf van Gelder-Zonen-Bütten. Nach Beendigung des Druckes wurden die Platten vernichtet. Dieses Exemplar ist Nr. XXXIV und wurde gedruckt für Freiherrn Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild. Durchgesehen: (signed) Richard Hadl." Printed on handmade van Gelder-Zonen paper. Foreword by Hadl. Text in German. This particular copy was printed exclusively for Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (1899-1987), of the famous Rothschild lineage. Goldschmidt-Rothschild was also well-known for his extensive, rare book collection. Slip with information on binding laid-in, as issued. Very slight rubbing on head and tail of spine. Minor creasing on spine of dust wrapper. Slight scuffing on clamshell box, tiny tear on top section on spine of box. 10mm offsetting from interior leather-lining on outer edges of front and rear free endpaper. Dust wrapper and clamshell box protected by modern mylar. Exceptional copy in a stunning binding. Fine condition. Scarce with dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Autograph music manuscript, "Ossity Hongroise, op. trente"

      n.p. Paris n.d ca. 1920 1954 n.p. [Paris?], n.d [ca. 1920-1954]. 4to. 3 pp. pen and ink, 68 bars, piano score on printed music staff paper. Toned, small closed tears and edgewear; still a playable fair copy . A lyrical piece in A minor, with a central section in A major, composed for the piano and inscribed by Lionel Barrymore to his sister: "DEdieE à Mlle. Ethel Barrymore." Barrymore composed a variety of music, from solo pieces to large orchestral works, and received performances by the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The meaning of the title ("Eccentric Hungarian"?) is not clear to us, but in any case this is a wonderful association between two of the greatest American actors of the first half of the 20th century

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Proclamations by the President Relating to the United States Railroad Administration and General Orders and Circulars Issued by the Director General of Railroads [etc.]

      Justice Brandeis' copy, with his ownership signature ("Louis D. Brandeis") on the front wrap, a fine example of his lifelong professional interest in the railroad industry and their abuses, continued in a series of his opinions while on the Court. Original brown printed wraps, somewhat chipped and worn, but a good copy; with several folding forms. Government Printing Office, Washington, 1920.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Krasnyi podarok belomu panu ("A Red Present to the White Pan")

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books ]
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        Smaller Italian Villas & Farmhouses [WITH] More Small Italian Villas & Farmhouses [2 volumes]

      The Architectural Book Publishing Co. New York The Architectural Book Publishing Co. 1916 & 1920g Folio. Both volumes in matching blue cloth binding with gold border and lettering in gold on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece, decorative title-page. Fascinating survey by American architect & landscape designer Guy Lowell (1870-1927). Profusely illustrated with captioned b/w reproductions of photographs, architectural plans, and pencil sketches of homes near Bologna, Rome, Florence, Tivoli, Venetia, Perugia, Tuscany, Turin, Verona, Piedmont, and many other places in the Italian countryside. Sketches by Edgar I. Williams and Harold R. Shurtleff. 1) Smaller Italian Villas & Farmhouses. First edition. 1916. xii,125 plates. Age wear, staining and discoloration on binding. Head and tail of spine chipped. Hinges starting. Lettering on spine faded. Binding in fair, interior in overall very good condition. 2) More Small Italian Villas & Farmhouses. First edition. 1920. xiv,140 plates. Ex-library. Minor age wear and scuffing on binding. Ex-libris on inside of front board, library pocket card at rear endpaper. Small library stamps on page edges. In the early 20th century Guy Lowell traveled through the Italian countryside to study and record its unique architecture, focusing on lesser known villas, smaller buildings, and farmhouses. The impressive results are compiled in this extensive publication.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      1920. 1. (NIELSEN,KAY)illus. EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. NY: Doran, circa 1920. Sm. 4to, yellow cloth, 204p., FINE IN DUSTWRAPPER (dw chipped). Illustrated by Nielsen with color pictorial endpapers, 25 magnificent mounted color plates plus numerous lovely black and whites throughout the text. The dustwrapper repeats the title page illus. in orange. An especially nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Lettres De Mon Moulin

      A. Ferroud et F. Ferroud 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.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc. ]
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        L'Architettura e l'Arte nell'Antico Egitto

      Societ Italiana di Edizioni Artistiche C. Crudo Torino Societ? Italiana di Edizioni Artistiche C. Crudo ca. 1920's First edition g Portfolio. 28pp (text), 107 loose plates (A-G, 1-100), as issued. Original 1/3 cloth over illustrated boards with strings. Gold lettering on spine. Fascinating work being primarily a collection of plates depicting important buildings, monuments and artifacts made between the Ist and the XXXIVth dynasty of the Egypt of the Pharaohs (5004 BC - 280 AD). 7 illustrated plates (Reconstruction) and 100 photographic plates in heliotype illustrate this magnificent work. Some age wear on portfolio with gold lettering on spine somewhat faded and spine frayed. Closed tears along joints. Edges and corners rubbed. Age-toning along paper margin. Very minor chipping and tiny closed tears along pages of text. Text in Italian and French. Portfolio in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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