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        Tirage unique de trente-six bois

      Jules Meynal, Paris 1920 - Letterpress title and 36 wood-engravings loose as issued in four cloth portfolios, each print with Schmied's chopmark and numbered in pencil "2/25", tipped to mount and matted. Overall 475 x 328 mm. SCARCE LIMITED EDITION, number 2 of 25 copies on Chine monté (there were also 75 copies on Japon), the plates printed by François-Louis Schmied from Daumier's original blocks. The blocks were distributed to the subscribers, whitened in such a way as to prevent future impressions. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Rededicating America / Life And Recent Speeches Of Warren G. Harding, Foreword By Will H. Hays (Harding's Presentation Copy But Unsigned)

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1920. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. 256 Pp. Full Morocco, Spine Gilt, Blindstamped Rules, Top Edge Gilt, Marbled Endpapers. Gilt Lettering On Spine Still Bright. One Of President Harding's Own Copies, Specially Bound For Him In Publisher's Full Calf, Watered Endpapers And Two Blank Free Front And Two Blank Free Rear Endpapers. A Tight And Clean Example With Only Traces Of Rubbing. This Is Not Signed By Harding. The Book Is From The Library Of Harding's Brother-In-Law, Although There Is No Indication Of Such Within The Book; We Also Had Another Copy Of This Same Book In This Same Special Binding, Not Included In This Listing, Which Was Inscribed To This Brother-In-Law, And A Photocopy Of That Inscription Is Included. This Copy Does Come With A Separate Signed Sheet Of Paper With Harding's Original Signature. [Author's Copies Of Books By The Presidents Seldom Come Onto The Market.]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Action: Cahiers de Philosophie et d'Art. No. 1 (February 1920) through Year 3, No. 1 (March/April 1922). (All published)

      1920. Altogether 12 issues, ranging between 31 and 84 pp., of the important avant garde literary and artistic periodical featuring work by an impressive list of writers and artists active during the period, including Georges Braque, Jean-Paul Sartre, Modigliani, Ezra Pound, Tristan Tzara, and Pablo Picasso, also included is an hors-série issue containing previously unpublished poems by Antonin Artaud, illustrated throughout with reproductions of works by Matisse, Braque, Lipchitz, and other artists. Some age darkening, soiling, and chipping along edges of a few pp. 11 issues: 8vo. 1 issue; small 8vo. Wrpps., a few issues with small tears. Paris 1920-1922. Issue number three contains two noted articles. One, entitled "Opinions sur l'Art Nègre," includes observations written by Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Juan Gris, and Picasso among others. The second, by Albert Gleizes, discusses Dada. The list of contributors reads like a who's who list of prominent early 20th century artists.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        GHANA – ACCRA: GOLD COAST SURVEY – GENERAL PLAN OF ACCRA (PROVISIONAL).

      Photographic print on cotton cloth, with original hand colour (Good, lovely original colours, overall bright and clean, some very light staining and points of discolouration, small hole in lower right with minor loss to blank space, small loss to border lower-right), 70 x 67.5 cm (27.5 x 26.5 inches). - Accra: Surveyor General’s Office of the Gold Coast, November 17, 1920. An excellent map of Accra, the capital of the Gold Coast (today Ghana), based on a provisional official survey, lithographed on cloth, in Accra, in 1920, at the beginning of Governor Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg’s programme to modernize the city. - This excellent map is an official ‘provisional’ survey of Accra, the capital of the Gold Coast (today Ghana), printed in 1920, at the beginning of a great boom period that the city enjoyed under the leadership of the colony’s governor, Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg (in office, 1919 to 1927). Interestingly, the map was published by the colony’s Surveyor General’s Office, on cloth through a photographic technique, and then carefully hand coloured. Such a cloth map would have been practical for busy map- readers working in an equatorial climate. The map is, not surprisingly, very rare; we have not been able to find even a reference to it, let alone the appearance of any other examples in catalogues or sales records. The present map is described as being a ‘provisional’ map, in lieu of the completion of the precise survey of the city that was then underway. A note, in the lower right, reads: ‘An accurate survey of Accra on scales 1:1000 and 1:5000 is now in progress, and pending its completion this plan compiled from existing information is issued for public use. This plan does not claim to be exact in every detail but is produced to meet urgent needs while the accurate survey is carried out.’ Also noted, was that the map was available for purchase from the ‘Sales Agents - Commonwealth Trust Ltd.’ for the price of 10 Shillings. The map’s official nature is certified by the printed signatures of the colony’s Surveyor . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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        Hamburg: Altstadt-Fleet ( Steckelhörnfleet ) mit Blick auf die Nikolaikirche. Ölgemälde.

      Ölgemälde auf Leinwand. Bildmaß ca. 60 x 49 cm, alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 68 x 58 cm ). Öl auf Leinwand. Links unten undeutlich mit G. oder C. oder J. .Vetter signiert ( hier der Vornamensbuchstabe wie des öfteren bei Vetter unleserlich: G, C oder J ) undatiert ( wohl um 1920-1930 ), Das Bild ist stärker eingedunkelt ( wohl aus einem Raucherhaushalt ) und müsste gereinigt werden. Rechterhand oben hat das Bild eine kleine Druckstelle und ist dort gering berieben sowie am Unterrand gering berieben.. Ansonsten ist das Bild in gutem Zustand. Der Rahmen ist etwas bestoßen. ( Bitte beachten: Ein Versand kann hier aufgrund der Abmessungen nur ausgerahmt erfolgen, ansonsten bitte Selbstabholung in meinem Ladengeschäft ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Radierungen zu Balzac Contes Drolatiques.

      o. O. [Weimar], -, o. J. [um 1920]. Lose Blattsammlung in OHpgm.-Mappe m. OSch. und Kassette. Mit dem eighd. Text: \"Die neun Radierungen dieser Mappe sind vor dem Druck abgezogen, von mir handkoloriert und signiert. W. Klemm\". Mit allen neun Tafeln (\"Probedruck\"). - Mappe leicht berieben, innen etw. stockfleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst, Bauhaus

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        La Guirlande album mensuel d'art et littérature

      (Paris): M. François Bernouard, 1920. Barbier, George. Small quarto. 11 fasicles, each one of out of 800 copies. Complete, with 60 hors-texte plates by George Barbier, Umberto Brunelleschi, Domergue, Cadogan, Bonnette, Blanche, A. Rome, Cito, Tacquoy, Wegener, Vallée, and other leading Art Deco designers and illustrators. In addition to the plates, there are extensive color illustrations throughout. The literary direction was coordinated by Jean Hermanovits, artistic direction by Brunelleschi, and pochoir coloring by Jean Saudé. Loose, as issued, in original printed wrappers. Browning to edges and spines, spines chipping with one wrapper split at spine. Internally fine and bright. A rare complete copy of this Art Deco magazine. (Colas 1362).

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        La guirlande des mois. Quatrieme année

      J. Meynial, 1920. 24mo (cm. 11,6), 128 pp. con ill.ni in nero n.t. e sei composizioni a pochoir a piena pagina f.t. Legatura editoriale in cartone rivestito di seta argentata. Ds. e piatti decorati a colori con cornici floreali e figure femminili. Tagli dorati. Raffinate carte di guardia con disegni fitomorfici. Perfetto esemplare, stampato da P.L. Schmied. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, [1920] - Quarto. Original pictorial boards in black, pink and white; pink cloth backstrip, titles to spine in black, plain endpapers. With the dust jacket. Front board very faintly rubbed, contents slightly toned, very small crease to corner of colour plate. An excellent copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket. Frontispiece and vignette title page in black, green and pink, tipped-in colour plate, silhouette illustrations throughout by Arthur Rackham. First Rackham edition, trade issue. Latimore & Haskell p. 52, Riall p. 141.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Gesamtansicht mit Blick auf Kofel (\"Ettaler Mandl\") und Labergebirge.

       Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Oberammergau mit dem Passionstheater. Im Hintergrund Kofel 1341m und Not 1869m\". Gesamtansicht in frühlingshafter Stimmung.

       Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Blick von der Ammer auf das Festspielhaus und die Kirche links, rechts der Ort mit dem Kofel (\"Ettaler Mandl\").

       Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        Diskuswerfer. Bronze, grün patiniert.

       Höhe der Figur 33 cm, mit der Plinthe ca. 36 cm. Auf gestuftem, rosefarbenen und schwarzem 10 cm hohem Marmorsockel montiert, Gesamthöhe der Figur somit ca. 46 cm. Länge des Sockels 20 cm, Breite des Sockels ca. 12 cm, Höhe des Marmor-Sockels 10,5 cm. Die Figur auf der Plinthe mit *v. Miron* bezeichnet - nach der griechischen Original Siegerstatue Myrons die im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. entstanden ist, wovon sich aber nur römische Kopien erhalten haben. Die Figur ist undatiert ( ca. um 1920 ). Die Bronze mit schöner grüner Patina ( Gewicht ca. 12500 Gramm ) ( Bitte beachten: Beim Versand ins Ausland können aufgrund des Gewichts deutliche höhere Kosten anfallen ). ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bronze, Diskus, Diskuswerfer, Olympia, Myron, Miron, Google

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        OBERAMMERGAU., Gesamtansicht mit Blick auf Kofel ("Ettaler Mandl") und Labergebirge.

      Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        OBERAMMERGAU., "Oberammergau mit dem Passionstheater. Im Hintergrund Kofel 1341m und Not 1869m". Gesamtansicht in frühlingshafter Stimmung.

      Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Dabei: Die originale Künstlerpostkarte. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        OBERAMMERGAU., Blick von der Ammer auf das Festspielhaus und die Kirche links, rechts der Ort mit dem Kofel ("Ettaler Mandl").

      Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        OBERAMMERGAU., Gesamtansicht gegen Osten, im Vordergrund Badeweiher, links das Festspielhaus, davor dreistöckiges, neugotisches Gebäude mit Turm.

      Aquarell und Gouache von Vinzenz Marschall, um 1920, 18 x 27,5 cm. Vinzenz Marschall und sein älterer Bruder Josef schufen die originalen Vorlagen für die Farbpostkarten des Verlages Karl Alber. - Voll ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben und auf festem Aquarellkarton. Aquarell/Zeichnung, BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Romance

      Doubleday, Page & Company, New York 1920 - Hardcover. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and design. Very slight lean to spine, head and tail creased. Boards creased and warped. Corners bumped. Previous owner's inscription on ffep. Fore-edge foxed. Dust jacket creased and stained with chips and tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        Works]. Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice. Emma. Mansfield Park. Northanger Abbey. Persuasion. Lady Susan and the Watsons

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons 1920 - Adelphi edition, seven volumes, 8vo. Recent green half calf, t.e.g., marbled sides, cloth sides, a fine set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        UBER DIE DICHTKUNST

      FELIX MEINER, LEIPZIG 1920 - TEDESCO A cura di Alfred Gudeman, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, usurata, con piatto anteriore staccato ed incollato, dorso ingiallito, con strappi e residui di colla, pagine con fioritura ed alcune uniformemente brunite, tracce di umidità ed alcuni segni a matita ai bordi, traccia d'inchiostro all'agolo inferiore di pag.41-43

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Bar la Florida Cocktails

      ca. 1920's -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        L'anesthésie locale et régionale en oto-rhino-laryngologie

      Paris, Gaston Doin, 1920, in-8, de 199 et (1) pages, demi-chagrin rouge à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs, Unique édition, illustrée de nombreuses reproductions photographiques dans le texte et contenant une préface de E.J. Moure. Correct exemplaire de cette monographie peu courante.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Sporting Novels: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Hawbuck Grange; Plain or Ringlets; Ask Mama; Mr. Romford's Hounds

      Bradbury Agnew & Co., London. 1920 - Set of six sporting novels, printed for subscribers. Three quarters red morroco. Marbled end papers. Lovely hand-coloured plates and many b/w illustrations by John Leech. A few tissue guards damaged/torn. Hawbuck Grange has a scuff mark/loss of leather on reverse measuring 2 x 3cms. . This volume also contains a section on Surtees and another on the illustrator John Leech. Otherwise only minor marks on banding and cloth sections of boards with some slight wear on bottom edges of boards. No date but circa 1920. Please contact Millersford Books to confirm shipping costs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Millersford Books]
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        Remarkable page of photos from the Prince's trip to Barbodos, signed and dated above the largest image (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

      1920 - which shows the Prince in a group, he is seated in the front with the Governor Sir Charles O'Brien and his wife, behind is Lord Mountbatten, Admiral Sir L. Halsey and the other equerries and secretaries, all annotated underneath, 8" x 6", on the same side are two small photos - the Prince and the Governor leaving Holburn Fontabelle in a carriage and the Governor reading the Welcome address in the House of Assembly, each 3" x 2¼", on the other side are four annotated images, collectively titled "Waiting for the Prince to land", each 5½" x 3½", Barbados, March slightly soiled

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Kingdom of the Pearl

      New York: [Printed in London and Tonbridge by the Whitefriars Press for] Brentano's, 1920. Stain on lower rear cover, some soiling to binding; a few minor scattered foxmarks. Folio. Color frontispiece and nine plates, each tipped to mounts within printed frames, captioned tissue guards preserved. Original vellum-backed boards, gilt-lettered and -decorated on front cover and spine, decorated endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed with deckle-edges preserved. LIMITED EDITION, one of 100 copies for sale in the United States signed by Dulac (out of a total edition of 775 copies).

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Cinématoma

      First edition, one of 45 numbered copies on Corée, tirage de tête.A very good copy. Editions de la Sirène Paris 1920 13x17cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Zwei Tänzerinnen. Zwölf Aktzeichnungen.

      München, Goltzverlag. 1920 - Folio. Mit 11 (von 12) Tafeln im Stein signiert und datiert. Lithogr. Orig.-Umschlag. Nr. 39 von 100 Exemplaren der Ausgabe C, die Mappe vom Künstler signiert "H.G." (Gesamtauflage 130). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        On the structure and relations of Notharctus, an American Eocene primate.

      1920 - New York: American Museum of Natural History. 1920. 4to. Sometime bound in quarter maroon leather, grey cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine; pp. 49 - 243, 54 plates including 8 removable stereoscopic slides; partially uncut, very good. Reprint from Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, New Series, Volume III, Part II. Notharctus was a genus of lemur-like primate that lived in North America and Europe roughly forty million years ago. W.K. King (1876 - 1970) was a leading palaeontologist and expert on mammalian dentition whose work on human evolution led him to study several different species of early primate. This memoir is considered a landmark work because it is one of the most detailed studies of a fossil primate ever made and because of its contribution to our understanding of the ancestors of man. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        A Short History of Celtic Philosophy by Herbert Moore Pim

      W. Tempest Dundalgan Press 1920 - A very well kept little copy in green cloth covered binding with title and information on lable on spine. Cover in good condition with some minor shelfwear to spine. Spine and text block tight. Slight tan and foxing to page edges consistant with age. Text clear throughout. A lovely copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Revival Books Ltd]
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        The Jazz Of Patriotism (An Anti-War Play)

      Long Beach: Geo. W. Moyle Pub. Co., 1920. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Printing 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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        [SKETCHBOOK WITH THIRTY-SIX WATERCOLORS OF WESTERN LANDSCAPES]

      [Various locations, 1920. Thirty-six watercolors, various sizes. Original stiff green wrappers, tied with cord. Wrappers and mounts chipped, most mounts detached at gutter. One watercolor with lower right corner torn away, images otherwise fine. A lovely collection of thirty-six small, well executed watercolors depicting Western and Pacific landscapes. Several images are identifiable as coastal California, Mount Rainier, Maroon Lake in Colorado, and Monument Valley. The album is dedicated almost entirely to mountain scenes. The works were painted by Raymond Spencer, and most of the watercolors are signed "R.S." or "R. Spencer." From their look and feel, probably executed in the 1920s.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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        Handbill]: The 'He' Vampire. With No Apologies to Kipling

      no publisher, [No place - Los Angeles? 1920 - Small handbill. Approximately 4.25" x 7". Fine. A 29-line poem about women deferring to their pampered husbands, apparently in response to Kipling's poem "The Vampire," a soliloquy about the tender and bruised hearts of men who place their hopes in unfeeling women. The poem mimics some of the tropes and rhyme schemes of the Kipling poem. The final stanzas celebrate the reversal of that state of affairs:"But praise be sung in every tongueFor equal rights thruout the land!At last the men are on the run,Every single mother's son,And we the victory have won!(And they can't understand.)"Presumably the poem was prepared upon some triumph for women's rights, most likely the achievement of the vote, whether at the state or federal level is unclear. While there is no place of publication, our strong suspicion is that it was published in California. *OCLC* locates no copies. It does locate a single copy of a piece of sheet music by an author with this name published in Los Angeles in 1916.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        PETER PAN & WENDY. Illustrated in Colour and Black and White by Mabel Lucie Atwell. FIRST EDITION Thus IN THE RARE OTRIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST JACKET.

      London ;- Hodder & Stoughton. N.D 1920 - Most Attractive Royal 8vo. Hardback. Original Bright Blue cloth, lettered gilt and complete with the Rare Original D/J. Complete with12 Fine Colour mounted Plates and many text illustrations. Inscription to front endpaper. Some related news cuttings tipped-in. A little foxing otherwise a Near Fine example ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB Est. 1867.]
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        The Theory of Relativity.

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd,, 1920. The Special & the General Theory, a Popular Exposition. Authorised Translation by Robert W. Lawson, with Five Diagrams and a Portrait of the Author. Octavo. Original red cloth, title blocked in blind to front cover and to spine in gilt. 8 pages of inserted advertisements. Portrait frontispiece of author by Hermann Struck, 5 diagrams in text. An excellent copy, in unusually bright cloth. First edition in English, translated from the third German edition (1918) by Robert W. Lawson. This is the first appearance of any of Einstein's works in English. The translator was a lecturer in physics at the University of Sheffield, and an honorary Assistent (assistant lecturer) at the Vienna Radium Institute from 1913. He was held as a prisoner of war while working in Vienna, during which time he polished his German. Lawson did more than translate this work: the additional chapter (Appendix III) written by Einstein for this edition, "The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity", was added at Lawson's urging, who thought the book would be more accessible if its author could provide a proof of the general theory. Relativity: The Special & the General Theory is an account intended to be accessible to the general public, which Einstein tested by reading drafts to his step-daughter Margot, "pausing frequently to ask whether she indeed got it" (Isaacson, p. 232). Einstein took the opportunity to publish the present English language edition when interest in general relativity grew after the theory was confirmed experimentally by Arthur Eddington's eclipse observations of 1919.

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        Zwölf Radierungen zu den Fabeln Aesop.

      Zurich and Leipzig: Rotapfel Verlag, 1920. Portfolio, 20 x 15 inches, containing letterpress title with colophon, and twelve plates each signed and dated by the artist. Original gray cloth portfolio decorated in gilt, slightly worn at extremities. This very rare edition was limited to 10 copies. The plates are beautiful engravings illustrating some of the best-known fables of Aesop. Riedel was a Swiss artist whose best work is this. Benezit 7, p.235.

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        Fifty years of make-believe. by Frederick Warde

      New York city, The International press syndicate (M.M. Marcy) 1920.. PAPERBACK. B002WUTEAI Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Has a hinge crack. Signed by the author. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

      [Bookseller: HawkingBooks]
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        Hugo Scheiber Budapest, Industrielandschaft, Kohle auf Papier, signiert

      1920 - Hugo Scheiber, Budapest 1873 - 1950 Budapest, "Industrielandschaft, 1920", Kohle auf Papier, Mittig unten signiert: "Scheiber H.", Größe: 25 x 35cm, Handgemachter über Eck gefertigter Rahmen, Extra dickes, säurefreies Passepartout Museumsglas, Literatur und Abbildung: Katalog Altstadt Galerie Wiesbaden, 1995, Ungarn, Avantgarde und Tradition, Seite 42. Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa € 25,-, Welt € 50,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        Ludwig Meidner, Kinderportrait, signiert

      1920 - Ludwig Meidner, Bernstadt 1884 - 1966 Darmstadt, "Kinderportrait, um 1920", Kohle- und Bleistiftzeichnung auf Papier, Rechts unten monogrammiert, Kleiner Knick am unteren rechten Rand, Blattgröße: 35 x 24 cm, Handgefertigter Rahmen, extra dickes Säurefreies Passepartout, Museumsglas, Versand in Deutschland kostenlos, Europa Euro 50,-, Welt Euro 80,-

      [Bookseller: Michael Draheim]
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        Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum [lacking the first two volumes].

      London: British Museum (Natural History), 1901-1920. - Octavo,volumes 3-13 plus two supplementary volumes, with the separately issued chromolithographic plates (in printed wrappers) for each volume. Publisher's cloth, a few stamps otherwise a fine set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        [Photo album]: Al Martin Agency Photo Album of Aerial Acts and Circus Acts during 1956-1958 at the Bradford Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

      Boston, Massachusetts. 1920-1960. Quarto measuring 11.5" x 10". 59pp. Contemporary black binder with a red and yellow "Al Martin Agency" flyer slide into the front cover pocket, with ephemera from the 1920s to the late 1950s. Small tears and chips thus near fine and near fine photographs with some small tears at the corners. A scrapbook filled with different pictures and written articles about aerial performers doing their acts at the Bradford Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts for the Al Martin Agency, during the mid to late 1950s as well as earlier pictures from the 1920s and 1930s of aerial performers and animal acts. Contains 32 gelatin silver sepia toned or black and white photographs measuring between 10" x 8" to 9.5" x 7.5", as well as flyers, printed articles, and typed press releases. The photographs depict different aerial performance groups posed together as well as their performances mid-air. Smiles and looks of excitement can be seen on the faces of the performers even in the photographs of them jumping, swinging, and twirling through the air. Most of the flyers are from the 1950s while the photographs are from the 1920s through to the 1930s which include the larger group photos of the aerial performers. One photograph catches a female performer almost horizontal with the board she's jumped from and another depicts two performers high up in the sky swinging on high-poles. Aside from the traditional acrobatic photos there are a couple of other acts: a man in cannon, Gee Gee Engesser on a sled with her arctic wolves, "The Alaskans," pulling her along, and the Brick Brothers with their monkey, Mr. Murphy. Several of the photographs are Inscribed to Alfred Martin from various people like Jack and Chuck Brick, Marilyn Steele, Gee Gee Engesser, the entire Val Jean Lake Orchestra, and other groups of performers. Several pictures feature animals acts like pigs climbing stairs and sliding down a slide and seals doing tricks for fresh fish. There is also a couple flyers for the Brick Brothers and their "Trampolene(sic) Monkey," Mr. Murphy. Some of the flyers are printed by Al Martin and feature the logo, location of the hotel, a picture of the act, and a small description of the performers. One description reads, "A gorgeous night spectacle as well as daytime thriller, climaxed with fireworks". While the performers pictures are in black and white, the flyer's illustrations are done in single bright colors such as oranges, purples, and blues. The last few pages of the scrapbook are press releases written by Alfred Martin about the different aerial performers. Each is about a page long with a short description of where the performers are from and the type of act they do. The performers written about include The Rooneys, Sensational Ortons, Aerial Charltons, and The Stardusters.An interesting look back at the amazing aerial performers and other circus acts that would come to act at the Bradford Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts during the 1920s through to the late 1950s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Sleeping Beauty.

      London: William Heinemann, 1920. Signed limited deluxe edition. Quarto, original half vellum over cream boards, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. One of 625 numbered copies signed by the illustrator Arthur Rackham. Printed on English hand-made paper with an additional color plate. Illustrations: 25 full page silhouettes, comprising 9 in color (frontispiece and 4 double plates)--and 16 in black (including 4 double illustrations); one mounted colored plate; silhouette head- and tail-pieces and other silhouettes throughout the text, in black. In very good condition. "Rackham's fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years" (Hodnett, 233). Like his Cinderella (1919), The Sleeping Beauty relied "almost wholly for [its] effect on silhouette... Rackham [was] a master of the medium, being able to evoke character and humor by profile and gesture alone, and allowing the two-dimensional effect of his pen work to lead the reader through the book and keep the story going" (Hamilton, 118).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Tuarts of the South West.

      Drypoint etching 1920. 385 x 27cm, framed. A fine Western Australian etching. Spartalis: 49. Provenance: Joseph Brown Sale, Christie’s Melbourne, 2005

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        HAMLET: PRINCE OF DENMARK (Portfolio of 34 Etchings)

      [Berlin: Paul Graupe, 1920]. Folio. Portfolio of 34 etchings used for Frank's magnificent illustrated edition of Hamlet (J. Schroder, 1920). Engravings housed in cloth-backed portfolio with marbled paper over boars and stamped title label on the upper cover; light wear to the portfolio; first and last etching a trifle toned from the portfolio else a clean suite. While the book is fairly uncommon, to find a suite of etchings is all the more unusual. There was a smaller edition of 12 Roman numeral copies from a larger limitation that were issued with an additional suite of etchings. It seems likely that this is a waylaid suite. 1 etching pencil-signed by Frank.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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