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        Original, hand-painted dust jacket design concepts for the first and second volumes of Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1950s. Here are two original, hand painted and lettered dust jacket design concepts for the American first edition of Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by the influential mid-Twentieth Century book jacket designer Philip Grushkin (1921-1998). The designs are executed in gouache, watercolor, ink, and paste-down image on board.  The Volume I design measures 8.5 x 9.5 inches, the Volume II design 8.5 x 7.25 inches.  The design for The Birth of Britain is what we may assume to be an early concept, as the published design shares only the general red and blue colors and banded layout. Grushkin's Volume II design is of particular interest as it features the title Liberty and Sovereignty instead of the published title The New World. The Volume II dust jacket design is otherwise more similar to the published jacket, with the same style lettering and photo of Churchill used in the final design for the first volume. Emended to the spine of Grushkin's design for this volume are indecipherable penciled notes, presumably those of the publisher. Together these jackets present an example of the multi-stage process Grushkin employed in developing a jacket design, wherein he experimented with different images, arrangements, and type styles.  Both jacket designs are handsomely and professionally framed in dark brown wood with low glare UV Plexiglass, beveled mats, and a sturdy wire hanger on the rear.  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work.  The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not finished and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later.  The work traces a great historical arc from Roman Britain through the end of the Nineteenth Century, ending with the death of Queen Victoria.  Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the very year that saw Churchill conclude his first North American lecture tour, take his first seat in Parliament, and begin to make history himself.  The work was published in four volumes between 1956 and 1958.  The New York Times called Philip Grushkin "a book designer whose work made him the standard-bearer throughout the publishing industry," and his list of covers include such significant works as  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, works by such eminent authors as Truman Capote, E.B. White, C.S. Lewis, and, not least, Winston Churchill.  Born in Brooklyn to Jewish-Russian immigrants, Grushkin developed an early interest in book jackets, and as a teen began collecting books with design that appealed to him. Of particular interest was the work of George Salter (1897-1967) who would later become Grushkin's mentor during his time studying calligraphy and design as an art student at Cooper Union. After the Second World War, Grushkin started his career in earnest, working for nearly all of the major publishers, and eventually becoming art director and vice president at Harry N. Abrams. In his book, Philip Grushkin: A Designer's Archive, author Paul Shaw writes, "Grushkin forged his own brand of modernism, a unique mixture of bold typographic hand lettering, dynamic background patterns, vibrant colors, and abstract."  Grushkin was a holdout for older methods in a changing industry.  "Hand-lettering was his mantra and muse. A computer, he argued, obliterated all that felt alive."  (NYT, Oct. 5, 1998).

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        Brief 1921

      0 - Stresemann, Gustav, dt. Politiker, Friedensnobelpreisträger, 1878-1929. Maschinengeschr. Br. m. U. Dresden Weisser Hirsch 5.I.1921. 1 1/2 S. 25 x 20,5 cm. Gedr. Briefkopf. Knickfalte, Rand oben und unten knittrig, leicht fleckig. An Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck, preußischer Generaloberst, 1846-1934, mit der Bitte eine kurze Rede auf Armee und Marine zu halten. "Ew. Excellenz wolle mir gestatten, folgende Bitte auszusprechen. Am 18. Januar d.J. begeht der Reichsklub der Deutschen Volkspartei eine vaterländische Feier der Wiederkehr des Tages, an dem vor 50 Jahren das Reich gegründet ward. Die Feier soll eingeleitet werden durch einen Vortrag über die geschichtliche Bedeutung dieses Tages, um dessen Uebernahme wir den Vicekanzler Dr. Heinze gebeten haben. An den Vortrag soll sich ein gemeinschaftliches Essen anschliessen. Neben einem Spruch auf Reich und Volk, den ich voraussichtlich als Vorsitzender des Reichsklubs anzubringen habe, soll vor allem an diesem Tage der Armee und Marine gedacht werden. Ew. Excellenz würden die Mitglieder unseres Reichsklubs zu ausserordentlichem Danke verpflichten, wenn Sie die Güte hätten, Ihrerseits dem Gedächtnis der grossen Vergangenheit unserer Armee und Marine an diesem Tage eine kurze Rede zu widmen. Ich bemerke, dass außer diesen beiden Reden voraussichtlich Herr Paul Warnke ein Gedicht auf den 18. Januar vortragen und Herr Walter von Molo über den Zusammenschluss des Deutsch-Oesterreichs mit dem deutschen Vaterlande sprechen wird, dass aber alle diese Reden nicht irgend einen parteipolitischen Charakter tragen, sondern sich in den Rahmen einer vaterländischen Feier einfügen werden, umsomehr auch, wie ich hoffe, Ew. Excellenz unserer Bitte willfahren und dem Reichsklub zu meinen Händen gütigst eine zusagende Antwort geben werden . " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La jeune Parque. Avec un portrait de l'auteur par Pablo Picasso. Paris, nrf 1921. 8to. 47 S. Roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel, Filetenvergoldung u. Goldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber. (Signiert R. Maetzke, Berlin).

      . . "La jeune Parque" zählt zu den lyrischen Hauptwerken Paul Valerys. Vorliegendes Exemplar in einem signierten Maroquinbd. des Berliner Buchbinders R. Maetzke mit eingebundener Orig.-Broschur. In dieser Form Unikat. Zugleich eines der frühesten Bücher mit Orig.-Graphik von Pablo Picasso mit der Lithographie "Portrait de Paul Valery. Erschienen in 500 numerierten Exemplaren. Tadellos erhalten. Goeppert/Cramer 9. - Bloch 39, livre 9.

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        New England Photograph Album featuring the Army's 531st Balloon Company at Boston circa 1921.

      Various New England Locations - Album with 58 vernacular b/w photograph, most measuring approximately 2.5" x 4.5". Most photographs are in nice shape and held to the page with corner mounts; a few have light corner creases. Album and pages have some minor wear. The highlight of the album is two-page section with 19 photographs of a post-WWI Army Balloon Company. One of the photographs is annotated on the reverse in pencil, "531st BC." The 531st Balloon Company was a reserve unit located in the Boston in the early 1920s. Photos include unit members holding an American flag, a balloon being inflated, men climbing into a balloon's basket, a balloon ascending, a balloon in flight and bird's-eye views taken from the balloon. Other sections of the album contain earlier photographs of Groton School (St. John's Chapel, campus grounds, crew practice, a baseball game, etc.), an auto trip (western scenery, very muddy roads, two autos stuck in the mud, etc.), a farm (hay stacks, corn field, cargo truck), and several street scenes (marked New Bedford on the reverse) showing a book and shoe store, hotel, tobacco and fruit store, and millinery.

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        My Man Jeeves

      UK: Newnes, 1921. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. My Man Jeeves by PG Wodehouse First Thus Newnes circa 1921. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Lightly toned spine, covers VG+ in a near fine original pictorial dust jacket. Unfaded and bright.

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        The Spoil Bank Association Limited Cheque Book

      (Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1921). Small oblong quarto. 50ff., consisting of printed checks bearing a wood-engraving titled "S. Joseph and S. Dominica in Vesica" by David Jones. The Spoil Bank Association was established at Ditchling in order to hold the land and manage the money of the Guild of S. Joseph & S. Dominic in the early days of the community at Ditchling. The name is derived from a strip mining term, which refers to the pile of refuse created by the excavation of earth materials on a mining site, undoubtedly intentional, given the anti-capitalist views of Gill and Pepler. While documents referencing the Spoil Bank Association have occasionally surfaced, only one endorsed check is recorded, and this is held at Notre Dame. Taylor & Sewell note that Barclay?'s Bank ?"refused to cash or negotiate these cheques.?" It is believed that no more than 100 checks were printed, making this complete and unused checkbook, which contains check numbers B1 - B50, of the utmost rarity. The book retains its plain gray wrappers, and apart from a mild crease down the center, it is about fine.

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        Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates. Compiled by Merle Johnson

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. First edition. No. 44 of 50 copies only on Japan vellum stock the first printing from new plates, signed by Merle Johnson on the limitation page. Illustrated with 36 full-page plates (of which 12 are in color) on glossy paper, and numerous illustrations in black and white throughout the text. xvii, [1], 247 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Cloth spine and boards. Very good copy (light rubbing to extremities, endsheets toned). Rare. Custom morocco backed folding box.

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        The World's Championship Chess Match Played at Havana between Jose Raul Capablanca and Dr Emauel Lasker with an introduction, the scores of all the games annotated by the champion. Together with Statistical matter and the biographies of the two masters

      39 pages with two plates, diagrams and table. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to cover. (Betts: 27-30) Limited to 600 copies. First edition.Contains a general introduction, cover the match and its arrangement, the fourteen games, with notes by Capablanca, a tabular summary of the match and short biographical sketches of the players with photographic portraits. In 1911, José Raúl Capablanca first challenged Emanuel Lasker for the world championship. Lasker had this to say in his newspaper column: "Capablanca's compatriots have a desire to see him contest the world's championship. Today (February 28th) I received a letter from Senor Paredes of the Habana Chess Club, asking me to play with Capablanca in the Cuban city a match of ten games up, draws not to count. This proposition is not acceptable. In the present period of draw-making, such a match might last half a year and longer. I am, of course, deliberating upon my reply, but I do not think that I shall care to play in a semi-tropical climate more than a few games." Several months later, Dr. Lasker countered with a list of his own terms, but Capablanca disputed many of them, most notably a 2-wins victory requirement. And so, the negotiations broke down over differences of the match conditions. In the decade that followed, Capablanca took the chess world by storm, getting the best of nearly every top player of that period. By 1920, Lasker recognized Capablanca's prowess, and resigned the title to him, saying, "You have earned the title not by the formality of a challenge, but by your brilliant mastery." Capablanca, having felt robbed of his chance to win the title in the traditional fashion, convinced Lasker to play, but Lasker did so only on condition that his resignation be accepted, and he be regarded as the challenger. Lasker's resignation was not widely recognized at the time, nor today, therefore this match is generally regarded as the one in which the title changed hands. In Havana, from March 15 to April 28, 1921, the match took place. Whomever you regard as the challenger, the winner was Capablanca, who prevailed without a single loss, +4 -0 =10. Four games down, with at most 10 more to play, Lasker resigned the match prematurely after Game 14, citing ill health, and Capablanca became the third World Chess Champion.Condition:A very good to fine copy.

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1921 Through December 1921

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Greatest growth of company was during past year; Sound - a non-technical talk on a technical subject; Accidents which a careless workman may cause; Graph of the number of phones in service from 1903 through 1920; Table listing the exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Statement of development - a table listing the number of phones in service per exchange across the province; Photo montage of three of the Agents of lower mainland offices; Proposed central office extensions indicate a busy year; Snow and wind storms seriously damage toll leads on Vancouver Island; Repairing submarine cable near Friday Harbor was trying experience; Preparing to lay a third cable between the mainland and Vancouver Island; Magnets - non-technical talk on a technical subject; Statistical Review of the province's industries; Nice photo montage of 5 lady Vancouver Island company representatives; Planned additions; Start of Export Trade in Bulk Wheat - nice photos; Naming a telephone office; Fourty Years of the Telephone; Photo montage of 4 lady company representatives on southern Vancouver Island; The Gathering of Material for Use of Telephone Men - 5-page illustrated article; Application for increased rates before Railway Board; Shipping railway ties to Egypt; Plant activities; Excellent 10-page article describes the laying of the second submarine cable to Vancouver Island (Point Grey to Nanaimo) - many great photos; Photo montage of four lovely ladies who serve as supervising officials in the traffic department; Railway board accedes to request for rate increase; Repair job on North Vancouver Submarine Cable - photos and map; First Convention of Canadian telephone companies very successful - 10 page article with photos; Convention Delegates tour Capilano Timber Company operations - photo montage; Photo montage of chief operators of mainland two-number offices; new Kerrisdale exchange opens; New P.B.X at Spencers (Department Store); Current phone directory is an improvement; 2 pages of samples of past phone directories; Construction of switchboard cords; laying conduit along Georgia St., Vancouver (2 photos); Emergency reveals bravery of B.C. telephone operators; photos of Port Coquitlam flood; amazing photo of washed out bridge over Capilano River; Pioneer line construction - telegraph line between Toronto and Buffalo, NY in 1846; Good Qualities of Loud Speakers; photo of timber cutting to clear a right-of-way to give service to the Broadview district; photo of underground conduit being laid in downtown Nanaimo, with horses and wagon in picture; What constitutes Central's activities at the Capital City Exchange - 4 pages with photos; Rubber covered wires and cables - 3 page article with photos; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Backstrip loose along front edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. Aside from backstrip, a sound copy. . Fair. 1921. First Edition.

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        Die Klagelieder Jeremias des Sohnes Hilkias aus Anathoth. [SIGNED BY ARTIST]

      Otto v. Holten, Berlin 1921 - Signed in pencil by artist in right corner under six woodcuts. 48/105 (90 of them for the trade). Original brown calf with black stamped ruling and design on covers and gilt lettering and blind-stamped diamonds on spine; five raised bands. Gilt ruling on leather of inside covers. Cream ribbon marker. Illustrated woodcut initials, endpieces and intext woodcuts. Hand printed on solid velum. A total of 17 woodcuts by Wilhelm Schocken, six of them full page. Text translated by Lazarus Goldschmidt, known for his 1916 translations of the Koran and the authoritative translation of the Babylonian Talmud. Wilhelm Schocken was a member of the Berlin Secession. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding lightly rubbed, slightly heavier along joints; light sunning of spine. Offsetting from leather on inside cover to free endpapers. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rollenbuch Walter Franck als Jago, mit zahlreichen handschriftlichen Regieanmerkungen, Lobe-Theater Breslau, 1921. Zugleich: Textbuch Othello. Trauerspiel von William Shakespeare, übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel und Ludwig Tieck

      Halle a. d. Saale Otto Hendel o. J. um 1900 / Breslau Lobe-Theater 1921 0 - 99 S., Frontipiz-Portrait Shakespeares, privates HLn. der Zeit mit braun-grün gesprenkeltem Marmorpapier, kl.8°. 30 zusätzlich eingeschossene Tafeln mit zahlr. hschr. Anm. Walter Francks in schwarzer Tinte, einige in Bleistift. Die für die Inszenierung benutze Strichfassung im gedruckten Text ist markiert durch roten, blauen, lila u. Bleistift. - Die Handschrift Francks ist sehr gut lesbar u. verdeutlicht seine äußerst intensive Arbeit (nicht nur) an dieser Figur. - Walter Franck (1894 o. 1896 - 1961), bedeutender deutscher Schauspieler, Engagements u.a. am Lobe-Theater Breslau, Staatstheater, Deutschen Theater u. Schiller-Theater Berlin. Walter Franck spielte in dieser "Othello"-Inszenierung nicht nur den Jago, sondern führte zugleich auch Regie, Premiere: 23.2.1921 Lobe-Theater Breslau, Intendant: Richard Gorter. Die Titelrolle spielte zunächst Paul Wegener a.G., später Julius Arnfeld, weitere Besetzung u.a.: Heinz Rühmann (Rodrigo), Julius Barna (Doge), Ferdinand Steinhofer (Cassio), Friedrich Reinecke (Lodovico), Elfriede Rhode (Emilie), Ilka Otto (Desdemona), Georg Schybilski (Herzog), Herbert Böhme (Senator), Rudolf Maaß (Brabantino), Carl Veit (Montano). - Theatergeschichtlich bemerkenswerte Inszenierung, die zu einer heftigen Auseinandersetzung zwischen der Intendanz des Lobe-Theaters und der Breslauer Jounaille führte. Die vom Publikum gefeierte Inszenierung wurde von der Presse extrem verrissen, insbesondere wurde die animalische, quasi triebhafte Spielweise Wegeners kritisiert (die damit im deutlichen Widerspruch zu traditionellen Othello-Verkörperungen etwa von A. Matkowsky stand). Im Gegenzug verteidigte Intendant Gorter recht souverän diese Inszenierung an seinem Haus. Buchzustand: Ecken u. Kanten berieben, kl. Fehlstelle am Überzugspapier d. Vorderdeckels, eine eingeschossene Tafel fehlt, wenige Tafeln geringfügig fleckig. Schönes, gutes Exemplar. Gajek, Das Breslauer Schauspiel, 107ff.; Karsch, Walter Franck, 15; Lexikon Theater international, 288f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dos d'Arlequin

      1921. JACOB, Max. Dos d'Arlequin. Illustrated with colored woodcuts after drawings by Max Jacob. 8vo., original wrappers in a cloth folding box. Paris: Aux Editions du Sagittaire, 1921. |~||~||~||~||~| A scarce little book showing just how talented Max Jacob was as an artist; the poet was a close friend of Picasso. The total edition was 250 copies, but this is one of the hors commerce issue on Vélin.

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        Réunion de documents scolaires (Collège Chalon-sur-Saône)

      S.n 1921 - - S.n, S.l S.d 1921-1924, formats divers, en feuilles. - Précieuse réunion de documents scolaires : rédactions, carnets et bulletins scolaires, carnets de bons points. Huit relevés de notes de décembre 1921 à avril 1924 Un livret scolaire (2nde et 1ère B) Un carnet de bons points, dont la couverture astucieuse a été confectionnée par le père de Maurice Blanchot Une invitation à la réunion de rentrée des étudiants de l'Action Française Un tableau d'honneur (1ère B) Deux distributions solenelles de prix (2nde et 1ère B) Sept bordereaux de demande des livres au magasin de la bibliothèque universitaire de Strasbourg Un sujet dactylographié de composition française pour le certificat d'études supérieures de juin 1927 Un sujet dactylographié de version latine pour le certificat d'études supérieures de juin 1927 Un devoir de français (1ère B) sur les Fables de La Fontaine (10pp., 17x22cm) Huit versions latines Deux thèmes et une version allemande Cinq dissertations de philosophie : - La logique affective (8 pp. ; 17x22cm) - Le rôle des éléments affectifs dans l'association des idées (8 pp. ; 17x22cm) - Le rôle des éléments affectifs et moteurs dans l'attention (8 pp. ; 17x22cm) - "Tout sentiment réel perd sa force, dans la mesure où il s'intellectualise" (8 pp. ; 17x22cm) - Qu'est-ce qu'une science théorique et une science appliquée ? (8 pp. ; 17x22cm) Nous avons confié ces documents à Michael Holland, chercheur et professeur de littérature française au St Hugh's College à Oxford, auteur de plusieurs travaux sur Maurice Blanchot dont Avant dire : Essais sur Blanchot paru en 2015 chez Hermann. Son analyse détaillée paraîtra prochainement dans les Cahiers Maurice Blanchot sous la direction de Danielle Cohen-Levinas. Nous utilisons ici quelques extraits de cette étude pour présenter ces documents inédits et jusqu'alors inconnus. La grande discrétion de Blanchot sur sa jeunesse et l'absence presque totale de documents biographiques ont contraint les rares biographes de Blanchot à de nombreuses suppositions sur le parcours du plus secret écrivain du XXème siècle. Le livret scolaire et divers autres documents dans cet ensemble permettent ainsi de retracer la scolarité de Blanchot. Holland y relève que « jusqu'en 1921 Blanchot a poursuivi ses études à domicile, sous la direction de son père, Isidore, professeur de lettres qui offrait des cours privés à des enfants de familles aisées. [.] La petite collection de "Témoignages de Satisfaction" et de "Citations d'Honneur" signés "Le professeur / I. Blanchot" sont la précieuse et touchante trace de ces années. » Blanchot a ensuite fait des « études pendant trois ans au Collège de Garçons de Chalon-sur-Saône [.] [et] a donc passé son bac en 1924 et non pas en 1922 [.] Il a choisi la formation offerte par la Section B (Latin-Langues vivantes) [.] Il a choisi de terminer ses études en Classe de Philosophie. Un livret scolaire couvrant les trois années de sa scolarité à Chalon présente une image très détaillé du jeune élève. Après une année de Seconde où le progrès de "Bon ou Très Bon élève" à "Excellent élève" peut s'observer clairement pour certaines matières [.] Seule ombre à ce tableau brillant : la maladie. [.] On constate que ce sont les cours de Première qui semblent avoir été affectés par cet épisode. » à la lumière de ces éléments, Michael Holland met en regard « la carrière de Blanchot et celle de Jean-Paul Sartre qui, d'Henri IV à Louis-le-Grand est finalement entré à l'ENS de la rue d'Ulm en 1924. Même parcours de champion, mêmes récompenses et mêmes honneurs, chacun est un élève hors pair. Et l'on constate dans L'Imagination de Sartre, publié en 1936 mais commencé pendant sa préparation du Certificat de Psychologie vers 1927, un même intérêt pour les idées de Théodule Ribot qui parsème ses dissertations. [.] Quatre dissertations de Psychologie, une de Philosophie et une de Littérature offrent un aperçu précieux de ce dont le jeune Blanchot était capable pendant l'année où il préparait s [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Die Karikatur der europäischen Völker. Erster Teil: Vom Altertum bis zum Jahre 1848, mit 500 Textillustrationen und 76 Beilagen / Zweiter Teil: Vom Jahre 1848 bis zum Vorabend des Weltkrieges, mit 515 Textillustrationen und 73 Beilagen * H A L B F R A N Z B Ä N D E Luxuseinband in H a l b l e d e r , numeriertes Exemplar 18/100 der Vorzugsausgabe Ausgabe,

      München, Verlag Albert Langen, 1921 - Vollständige Ausgabe in eleganten, aufwendig hergestellten Handeinbänden der Zeit: 2 Halbfranzbände (Halbleder / HLdr) im Format 21 x 28,5 cm mit rotbraunem Kalbslederrücken, Lederecken und -häubchen, handgestochenem Kopfband, Kopfgoldschnitt, dekoriertem Rückentitel in Goldprägung, Liniendekoration der Deckel in Blindprägung, Zeichenband, geheftet auf fünf erhabene Bünde, Deckelbezug: farbiges Buntpapier. - Band 1: XIII (3), 479 (1) Seiten, mit 500 Textillustrationen und 76 teils farbigen und faksimilierten Beilagen; Band 2:X (2), 487 (1) Seiten, mit 515 Textillustrationen und 73 teils farbigen und faksimilierten Beilagen. Mit Druckvermerk in Band 1: "Die ersten 100 Exemplare dieses Werkes wurden auf feinstem Kunstdruckpapier abgezogen, handschriftlich numeriert und mit der Hand in Halbfranz gebunden. Dieses Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe trägt die Nummer 18." - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort zur 1.-4. Auflage - Einleitung - Das Altertum. Die Karikatur bei den Ägyptern, Griechen und Römern - Das Mittelalter - Die Renaissance (Italien, Deutschland, Frankreich und Holland) - Die Reformation (Deutschland) - Eine bürgerliche Insel der Freiheit (Holland) - Die Geburt der modernen gesellschaftlichen Karikatur (England) - Das Zeitalter des Absolutismus (Deutschland, Italien, Frankreich) - Am Vorabend der französischen Revolution - Die politische Karikatur in der großen französischen Revolution (Frankreich, Deutschland, England) - Napoleon I. (England, Frankreich, Italien, Spanien und Deutschland) - Die gesellschaftliche Karikatur in der großen französischen Revolution und während des Kaiserreichs - Ludwig XVIII. und die 100 Tage (1815 und 815) - Die heilige Allianz (Deutschland) - Die politische Karikatur in England (1770-1830) - Die gesellschaftliche Karikatur in England (1770-1830 - Einer, aber ein Riese (Spanien) - Die Geburt der modernen politischen Karikatur (Karl X. und die Jesuiten) - Le Roy Citoyen (1830-1847) - Die bürgerliche Seele (1830-1847) - Das Recht der Frau auf Karikatur (England, Frankreich, Deutschland) - Die politische Karikatur im Vormärz (Deutschland) - Die gesellschaftliche Karikatur im Vormärz (Deutschland) -Schweiz - Handwerk, Wissenschaft und Kunst: Berufe (Handwerker, Bauern, Kaufmann, Soldat, Richter, Gelehrter, Art) - Kunst (Literatur, Theater, Bildende Kunst) - Die Kehrseite - Künstlerverzeichnis -Verzeichnis der Abbildungen - Literaturverzeichnis (Band 1; Band. 2:) Vorwort - Vor dem Sturm (Deutschland) - Die Wiedergeburt der politischen Karikatur in Frankreich - Die Karikatur in Österreich im Jahre 1848 - Die Geburt der modernen politischen Karikatur in Deutschland (Die deutsche Revolution 1848/49) - Frankreich bis zum Staatsstreich und die Revolution in Italien - Die Frau und die Revolution (Frankreich und Deutschland) - Der Neffe des Onkels (Frankreich, Deutschland, England) - Königin Kokotte (Frankreich) - Die politische Karikatur in Deutschland (1850-70) - Die Philisterseele (Deutschland) - Der Zusammenbruch (Die Karikatur im deutsch-französischen Krieg und der Kommune. Frankreich, Deutschland, Belgien, England, Österreich) - Die politische Karikatur in England seit 1830 - Dame Respectability (England) - Die politische Karikatur in Österreich seit 1850 -Das Kapua der Geister (Österreich) - Die politische Karikatur in Deutschland seit 1870 - Die politische Karikatur in Frankreich seit 1871 - Die Karikatur in Belgien, Holland, Italien und der Schweiz - Die Karikatur in Russland - Internationales: Die moderne gesellschaftliche Karikatur - Die Erotik und das Recht auf Zynismus - Die Tugendheuchelei - Kriege und Weltfrieden - Der Sozialismus - Schluss - Künstlerverzeichnis - Verzeichnis der Beilagen. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN ARABIA DESERTA, With a New Preface by the Author, Introduction by T. E. Lawrence, Fellow of All Souls, and All Original Maps, Plans and Cuts

      London Philip Lee Warner, for the Medici Society Ltd. and Jonathan Cape 1921 - 2 volumes. First edition with the introduction by T. E. Lawrence and the First book published by Jonathan Cape. Of the edition there were only 300 copies offered for sale, 100 in the United States and 200 in the United Kingdom, of 500 printed. Portrait frontispiece in the first volume, maps, plans, and collotype plates from the original 1888 edition, including some of which are folding. There is the large, cloth-backed folding map originally slipped into a pocket at the inside of the rear cover of Volume I and now bound in at the rear. This map is rare and is generally missing as most copies of the map were sold separately. 8vo, in very fine contemporary full burgundy crushed morocco, the spines with raised bands and lettering in gilt, gilt tooled turn-in featuring both a frame of gilt vines and gilt dentelles in Greek key, board edges gilt ruled, marbled endpapers and t.e.g. The endpapers with the manuscript ownership notation of Capt. C. Evelyn Benson, director of Lloyd's Bank, Burgh House. Burgh House indicates these gentleman's bindings to have been accomplished between 1925 and 1933. Later engraved ex-libris of Francis J. Hammond. xxxv, 623; xiv, 690 pp. Includes appendix in Volume I and index and glossary in Volume II. A fine and truly handsome set, just the very lightest evidence of age to the binding edges, the text appearing nearly pristine and mint as most of Volume II remains unopened. RARE, AND THE COPY OF AN IMPORTANT GENTLEMAN. THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION WITH T.E. LAWRENCE’S INTRODUCTION. Published in the same format as the first edition, this important printing is the first with T. E. Lawrence's introduction. ARABIA DESERTA is perhaps one of the best-known, but least-read, classics of exploration and travel, due to what some have considered the opacity of Doughty's prose; but one man's opacity is another man's magnificence, and few writers of any genre have worked such magic or mischief on the English language as Doughty. He disapproved of Victorian style, and mingled his own with Chaucerian and Elizabethan English and Arabic. But whatever the style, the result is perhaps the finest book on Arabia ever written. We will let another Arabist, Lawrence, speak on Doughty's behalf: "I have talked the book over with many travelers, and we are agreed that here you have all the desert, its hills and plains, the lava fields, the villages, the tents, the men and animals. They are told of the life, with words and phrases fitted to them so perfectly that one cannot dissociate them in memory. It is the true Arabia, the land with its smells and dirt, as well as its nobility and freedom. There is no sentiment, nothing merely picturesque, that most common failing of oriental travel-books. Doughtly's completeness is devastating. There is nothing we would take away, little we could add. He took all Arabia for his province, and has left to his successors only the poor part of specialists. We may write books on parts of the desert or some of the history of it; but there can never be another picture of the whole, in our time, because here it is all said." (-from the Introduction). Lawrence studied the book for ten years and grew to consider it ‘a book not like other books, but something particular, a bible of its kind.The more one learns of Arabia the more one finds in ARABIA DESERTA. The more one travels there, the greater respect one has for the insight, judgement and artistry of the author. The book is called ‘Doughty’ pure and simple, for it is a classic’. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CECIL ALDIN'S LETTER BOOKS

      Published by Humphrey Milford, 1921. 1st edition.. Paperback. Very Good. Illustrated by Aldin, Cecil. Slightly better than very good condition. Comprising: Black Billy; Pale Peter; Ugly Duckling; Cock-o-Lorum; White Rabbit and Puss-Puss. Each with original black pictorial cardwraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. Contained in very scarce original publisher's card box with pictorial pastedown to upper cover. Books are slightly rubbed at spines and corners and have some light foxing otherwise are bright and clean. Contained in box which is slightly worn to base and there is some very minor chipping to the edge of the pastedown. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT The Little Lost Bear

      London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd [1921]. First edition. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. A near very good copy of the first ever Rupert book. The boards are bright and the spine complete with some soiling and chipping to the tips and short splits to the edges. Board edges a little bumped. The contents are entirely complete with no loose or torn pages. Neat ink inscription dated 1921 to the front pastedown and the occasion finger mark to margins. The hinges are sound to both the front and rear. An attractive copy of this rare Rupert book, seldom seen in acceptable condition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Simple Cooking Precepts for a Little House.

      n.p. (London), n.p. (privately printed), n.d. (1921 - n.p. (London), n.p. (privately printed), n.d. (1921), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 73 (of 100) copies Signed on the front cover by Joseph Conrad, this is a separate printing of his preface for her book about cooking which was subsequently published in 1923, Cagle A53, Keating 224, a very scarce book. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        EXPLANATORY NOTES ON SEN-OKU SEI-SHO

      1921. HARADA, Y. EXPLANATORY NOTES ON SEN-OKU SEI-SHO or The Collection of Old Bronzes of Baron Sumitomo. Part II, Ancient Mirrors. 3vols. [89 p.] [119p.] 42p. This set includes a volume of captions in English for the two illustrated volumes. The two longer volumes include Japanese text and 100 illustrations. Bound in the Asian style with blue paper covers. Enclosed in a case.

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        Monday or Tuesday. With Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell

      London: Hogarth Press, 1921.. First edition. Small 8vo. 91, (3) pp. Publisher's brown cloth backed boards with a design by Bell on the upper cover, ownership inscription of a Frederick E. Watson to the front free endpaper, the publisher's printed review copy slip advising of the price and the publication date (though this last bit of information has not been included) is loosely inserted. 4 woodcuts. Slight bumping to the spine ends, the boards lightly soiled, else very good. A collection of eight short stories - A Haunted House, A Society, Monday or Tuesday, An Unwritten Novel, The String Quartet, Blue and Green, Kew Gardens and the Mark on the Wall - five of which had never been published before. Kirkpatrick, A5a.

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        Kinder.

      1921 1921 - Holzschnitt, 1921, auf bräunlichem Velin, signiert. 24,3:32,8 cm. Erschienen in „Kündung", Erste Folge, IX. und X. Heft (September, Oktober 1921). Literatur: Söhn HDO 13506-15. Studium in Düsseldorf an einer privaten Kunstschule und an der Kunstgewerbeschule. 1916 in Hagen, damals in der Region bekannt für moderne Kunst, mit Ausstellungsbeteiligung im Folkwang-Museum. Begegnung mit C. Rohlfs (1849-1938) und der Bildhauerin Milly Steger (1881-1948). Seit 1917 in Hannover ansässig, begann ihre fast 30jährige Tätigkeit für den Gebäckhersteller Bahlsen, zunächst für die Ausgestaltung des Firmengebäudes mit Glasfenstern und Wandbildern, später als Designerin und Graphikerin. Seit 1920 Atelier in Berlin, Mitglied des „Werkbund" und der „Novembergruppe". Hier Wahl des Vornamens nach französischer Cognacmarke. Beeinflussung durch Graphik der Künstlergruppe „Brücke", Förderung durch M. Pechstein (1881-1955) und K. Schmidt-Rottluff (1884-1976). Heirat mit dem Malerkollegen Robert W. Huth (1890-1977), Scheidung nach drei Jahren. Sommermonate Aufenthalt in Pommern, dort entstehen Werke von Bäuerinnen und Fischern. Reise nach Italien in Begleitung von Wilhelm und Cäcilie Valentiner. Seit Ende der 1920er Jahre Serie von Blumen- und Früchtestilleben und zahlreiche, im Stil der Neuen Sachlichkeit gemalte Porträts aus ihrem Freundeskreis der Berliner Kunstszene (z.B. Tilla Durieux, Herwarth Walden, Valentiner, Barlach, Alfred Flechtheim), womit sie großen Erfolg hatte. 1929 Teilnahme an der vom Berliner Verein der Künstlerinnen organisierten Ausstellung Die Frau von heute, im selben Jahr Ausstellung ihrer Arbeiten in New York und in den Folgejahren in den großen Berliner Galerien, z.B. 1930 bei Flechtheim, gemeinsam mit Renée Sintenis (1888-1965), Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) und Alexandra Exter (1882-1949). 1933 emigrierte sie nach Italien, 1936 schließlich nach Südafrika, von dort aus Weiterarbeit für Bahlsen und eigene Töpferei. 1939 Brand ihres Johannesburger Ateliers. Bei einem Besuch in Deutschland war durch Kriegsausbruch eine Rückkehr nach Südafrika nicht mehr möglich. Rückzug nach Süddeutschland, 1940 Aufenthalt in einem Sanatorium in Glotterbad wegen Depressionen und Alkoholsucht, schließlich Krebserkrankung und kurz nach Ende des Krieges Tod im Alter von 49 Jahren.

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        Wildfowling Tales. From the Great Ducking Resorts of the Continent ... Compiled and Published by William C. Hazelton

      Chicago: Hazelton, 1921. First edition. Printed by Eastman Bros. 542 South Dearborn Street. Photographic frontispiece by Edgar A. McIlhenny. Illustrated with Drawings by Joseph W. Day. [6], [vii], 120 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Burgundy cloth, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Publisher's prospectus for this book tipped in at half-title. Sporting bookplate of Harry Worcester Smith. About fine. The Rarest Hazelton Book With fine provenance, from the library of American sporting author and collector Harry Worcester Smith.

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        South with Scott

      London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.,, 1921. Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettered in red within a panel on the spine. With the typographical dust jacket. Photogravure portrait frontispiece, 3 folding maps and 1 folding plan. Mild mottling at the lower fore-corners, head and tail of spine just crumpled, foxing front, back and edges as usual, else very good in similar jacket with a few minor touches of archival tissue repair to the head, tail tips of folds. First edition, first issue jacket with the word "by" above the author's name on the spine. Truly uncommon in such condition, "a popular book for boys, it went through many editions during its lifetime in print, most of which were heavily used" (Taurus). Evans began Scott's Terra Nova Expedition as second in command "but friction soon developed between the two of them. Having been close to death from exhaustion and scurvy on his return journey from the final polar support camp, he was invalided home in 1912, only to return the following year as leader of the remaining party after Scott's death".

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        1922 New Year Greeting ... Georgia State Federation of Colored Women Clubs

      Savannah, Ga.: Georgia State Federation of Colored Women Clubs. [1921?]. Quarto. One leaf folded to make four pages. Printed in black, green and red, photographic portrait of Mrs. Geo. S. Williams, president. Three neat horizontal creases, some soiling, smudging, and tiny tears particularly on the last page. An attractively printed long address by Mrs. Williams stating the Club's goals for the coming year, an ambitious agenda that included registering both women and men to vote, payment of poll taxes, concentration on developing health care and asylums for people of color, etc. Scarce. No copies found on OCLC. .

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        Pathologische Anatomie. - Handbuch der ärztlichen Erfahrungen im Weltkriege 1914/1918 Band VIII.,

      Leipzig, Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1921 - 8°, 591 Seiten mit 134 Abbildungen im Text und 6 farbigen Tafeln, illustr. OHalbleinen mit Goldprg. - Einband foliert und vorderes Innengelenk leicht angebr. sonst guter Zustand - 1921. b80379 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1820

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        The Fasting-Book - a Book on the Creation and Redemption of the Body

      The Builders of Harmony (under the auspices thereof), South Africa, 1921, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition, Inscribed by Author(s)This copy has been personally inscribed by the author but not signed on page 13. The cover has much wear and marking. The front, spine and back cover has stains and handling marks. The corners have shelf depressions. The spine has wear and shelf pulls. The paper trims are foxed. The frontispage has been removed. The front page has age discolouration. Inside, the contents are in very good condition taking its age into account. They are clear, firmly attached to the binding, clean, complete, resolute and very readable. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion; Inscribed by Author(s). Inventory No: aifc.

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        Aria da Capo

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1921. First edition. 55 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. In original black cloth. Fine in fine blue printed dust jacket. In quarter blue morocco slipcase. IN FINE DUST JACKET Rare in such fine shape.

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        Notes on Life & Letters

      London, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1921, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Original dark green cloth, first issue with the misprint of "Tales of the E" as the eighth item listed on the contents page, one of only 100 copies, with Conrad's Author's Note, Cagle A51(2) first state, Smith 24, Keating 138A, this copy quite scarce as there is a long bibliographical note in ink on the front free endpaper by John Pollitt of J. M. Dent & Sons stating, "The first delivery of this binding order was 1000 copies. When about 100 copies had been packed it was noticed that on the Contents page Part 1 that there was a misprint in Tales of the -E-. S & A had drop'd out in printing & only this number was issued in this state. A canceled Contents page was printed for the balance of the First Edition & pasted in. John Pollitt, JMDent & Sons". Very good.

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        The Trembling of a Leaf. Little Stories of the South Sea Islands

      London: William Heinemann, 1921. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Some toning at gutter of first two leaves, tear in lower free endpaper, else a near fine copy in dust-jacket lacking two inches from foot of spine panel. Inscribed Inscribed on the flyleaf: "For / de V. Payen Payne / W. Somerset Maugham." One of the key early Maugham collections. Maugham got himself into a lot of controversy over some of the raw material here, which he made all too transparent in his fictional portrayals.

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        Hints on Polo and The Care of Polo Ponies in India

      Pioneer Press, Allahabad 1921 - An extremely rare book on polo. Presented by the author to Mrs A A Soames in memory of the Infantry Polo Tournament Meerut 1922. The author was a Major in the Seaforth Highlanders and was killed by tribesmen near Landokital in April 1923. His grave is at Peshawar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Original manuscript titled 'Mr Dampier's Jewel'

      Wingen, Hunter Valley, 1921. Graphite manuscript, 210 leaves measuring 224 x 175 mm., well preserved in the original presentation binding of full polished black roan with gilt lettering. Unpublished manuscript on William Dampier. Original manuscript of a fictional tale based on the life of William Dampier, from the pen of Hunter Valley pastoralist William Edward Abbott (1844-1924).It appears this manuscript passed from William Edward to his nephew John Henry Abbott, who in turn presented it to fellow pastoralist Henry White. The front endpaper is inscribed as follows: 'To H.L. White, Belltrees with the compliments of J.H.M. Abbott July 30, 1921. This volume contains the original rough MS of my uncles 'Mr Dampier's Jewel' which was written at Murrulla, Wingen, in May and June 1921'.William Abbott was one of the most successful and influential graziers of his generation. He took control of the family run at Wingen at 16 years of age, and over years of indefatigable labour transformed it into a pre-eminent pastoral property of New South Wales by the close of the nineteenth century. A wide and curious reader, Abbot 'would drink tea and lace his conversation with quotations from the Bible and Shakespeare'. We have no evidence this manuscript was ever published.The life and times of Dampier held an enduring fascination for members of the Abbott family. Indeed, William's nephew John Henry, himself a successful author, published a book titled The Story of William Dampier (Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1911).

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        Broadside: Baseball Big Holiday Double-Header (Two Games for the Price of One) Monday, May 30th Alexandria vs. Culpeper Firemen's A.C. Firemen's Park

      Culpeper VA: Star Print. (1921). First. Broadside. Approximately 9" x 12" on pink paper. Shrinkwrapped on board. Fine. The year is undated but very likely to be 1921. An attractive broadside with an illustration of a batter in the lower right-hand corner. .

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        Works of Joseph Conrad

      London: Heinemann, 1921. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). 20 volumes, tall 8vo, decorative beaige cloth spine, beige boards, slightly rubbed. London: Heinemann, (1921). Very good (+). One of 750 copies signed and numbered by Joseph Conrad.

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        Simple Cooking Precepts for a Little House

      n.p. (London), n.p. (privately printed), n.d. (1921), first edition, wrappers. Softcover. No. 73 (of 100) copies Signed on the front cover by Joseph Conrad, this is a separate printing of his preface for her book about cooking which was subsequently published in 1923, Cagle A53, Keating 224, a very scarce book. Fine.

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        Bezette Stad

      1921. JESPERS, Oscar. Bezette Stad. By Paul van Ostayen. [76] ff. Illustrated with woodcuts by Oscar Jespers. 4to., 285 x 220 mm, bound in original illustrated wrappers, in a new navy cloth box with white leather label. Antwerp: Uitgave van het Sienjaal, 1921.Dutch/Flemish avant-garde bookmaking at its best. The innovative use of typography, combined with dramatic woodcuts, make this one of the most exciting books produced in the twenties. Oscar Jespers (1887-1970), Belgian sculptor in the Constructivist and Expressionist movements, was part of a group of artists and writers in Antwerp who gathered around the poet Paul van Ostayen, a Flemish dandy whose poetry and writings were greatly influenced by the Expressionist and Dadaist schools. The wrappers have been expertly restored with the spine and a small segment of the front cover replaced, else in very good condition. One of 500 copies on Registre paper, of a total edition of 540, signed by René Victor, who collaborated with Jespers on the design. Johnson, Artists' Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000, no.35. Andel 128.

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        THE COMING OF GOWF (from "The Clicking of Cuthbert")

      London. Herbert Jenkins 1921 - Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse,( 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English humourist whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, humorous verses, poems, song lyrics, and magazine articles. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. Occupation: humorist, novelist, playwright and lyricist Nationality: British United States (naturalised in 1955, aged 74) Period: 1902–75 Genre: comedy, romantic comedy The manuscript was purchased along with many other golfing books from the auction house of Lyon and Turnbull in Edinburgh. Although part of the auction was the library of Oliver A. Thompson, this was not among that section and the auction house was unable to give previous provenance (if a vendor does not wish his name to be made public, the auction house is bound to honour that wish). Dimensions: 280x 220 mm. (11x9 inches)- 32pp Signed in ink: "BEST WISHES P.G. WODEHOUSE on final page. Perhaps best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "Bill" in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin – Romberg musical Rosalie (1928) and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928). He is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[5]

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        57 Steinzeichnungen zu Die Inseln Wak Wak. 57 (siebenundfünfzig) eigenhändig signierte Lithographien auf Japan in orig. Seidenkassette. Blattgröße ca. 38 x51 cm.

      Berlin: Bruno Cassirer [1921].. 1 Doppelblatt und 57 Kreidelithographien. Orig. Seidenkassette mit Lederrückenschild und intaktem Verschluß (der Rücken der überaus empfindlichen Kassette professionell restauriert, die Kassette etwas fleckig, das Titelblatt geringfügig fleckig, teilweise ein paar Stockfleckchen im weißen Rand, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar). Quer-Imp.-2°. Prachteinband. Nr. 17 von 55 Exemplaren der seltenen Suite der Lithographien. Der Text der Erzählung aus 1001 Nacht wurde dieser Ausgabe nicht beigegeben. Es erschienen 360 Exemplare einer Buchausgabe und die vorliegende Ausgabe der Lithographien auf Japan. "Die Steinzeichungen wurden von M.W. Lassally, Berlin mit der Handpresse auf Japan in einer Auflage von fünfundsiebzig Exemplaren abgezogen. Jedes Blatt ist vom Künstler unterschrieben. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. 17" (Druckvermerk). Vollständig relativ selten. - Vgl. Rümann 49 und Söhn 481-542, b.

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        Three Lithographs from "Scenes de la vie du Christ" series

      1921. 12 1/4x 9 3/4in. Fine. James Ensor is a 19th century Realist and is known for his striking realizations in which he produced humourous masquerades and grotesque personages. He constructed the mask as an instrument of expression and expressed the evil nature of humans. Ensor was a Belgium artist (1860-1949). These Scenes from the Life of Christ are a portfolio of 32 lithographs executed after drawings in colored pencil made between 1911-1920. Ensor combined late medieval religious themes with carnival masks. They are a contrast between beauty and monsterly forms. The first lithograph is dated 1920, the seventh in the series, signed by Ensor and is entitled "Le Bapteme du Christ". The second lithograph is dated 1913, the fourth in the series, signed by Ensor and is entitled "Le Fuite en Egypte". The third lithograph is dated 1921, the thirty-first in the series, signed by Ensor and is entitled "La Vierge adoree par les Anges"

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        Coquette

      London: Methuen & Co.. (1921). First. First edition. Fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a couple of small and unobtrusive chips, housed in an older chemise and quarter leather slipcase. Inscribed by the author to American publisher Crosby Gaige: "To Crosby Gaige: A novel which Arnold Bennett said has no ending. About a young person opposite to whom I once sat in a hotel dining room. How dangerous to sit opposite to me! Frank Swinnerton." About an ambitious London girl living in poverty who schemes to attain social position. A nice copy, with a nice inscription. .

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        BUCHEINB?NDE AUS DEM XIV - XIX JAHRHUNDERT IN DER LANDESBIBLIOTHEK ZU DARMSTADT

      Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1921. cloth, leather spine label. Bookbinding. thick folio. cloth, leather spine label. 41 pages followed by 100 full-page plates. S-K 989. Illustrations, mostly in color, of 162 bindings on 100 plates. A magnificent folio describing the bindings in this library. With explanations of the plates at the beginning. Some spotting of covers. With the Randeria bookplate.

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        Die Geschichte des Veteranen- und Militärvereins "Kampfgenossenschaft" in Göppingen 1871-1921. Eine Festschrift zur Feier seines 50-jährigen Bestehens.

      Göppingen, Buchdruckerei der Göppinger Zeitung, 1921.. 56 S. 23 x 15 cm, Broschur. Einband berieben, bestoßen, fleckig, angeschmutzt, eselsohrig und am Rücken gebräunt. Rücken unten mit etwas Verlust. Heft mit durchgehender Knickspur. Schnitt fleckig. Bis S. 10 mit durchschlagendem kleinem Fleck. Hinten etwas fleckig. Gutes Leseexemplar. Extrem selten. "Aron Tänzer (* 30. Januar 1871 in Preßburg; 26. Februar 1937 in Göppingen) war ein Rabbiner und Autor zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher Publikationen. Der Vater von Aron Tänzer war Rabbiner und die Mutter arbeitete als Weißnäherin für die Preßburger Judenschaft. Im Alter von 21 Jahren immatrikulierte sich Aron Tänzer an der Universität in Berlin. Er studierte Philosophie, Germanistik und semitische Philologie. Nachdem er 1895 promoviert wurde, bemühte sich Aron Tänzer um eine Anstellung als Rabbiner. Im Oktober 1896 bewarb er sich mit Erfolg auf die freie Rabbinerstelle in Hohenems. Zur Jüdischen Kultusgemeinde Hohenems gehörten auch die in den anderen Gemeinden Vorarlbergs und von 1878 bis 1914 formell auch die in Tirol lebenden Juden. Seine umfassende geistesgeschichtliche Ausbildung brachte Tänzer sowohl in zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Publikationen als auch im Bereich der Erwachsenenbildung zur Anwendung. So hielt er etwa für den "Bildungsclub Hohenems" des Öfteren Vorträge über Literatur und Geschichte. 1905 veröffentlichte er die heute noch als Standardwerk geltende Geschichte der Juden in Hohenems. Seine Geisteshaltung und seine religiösen Anschauungen waren geprägt von liberalen Ideen und kultureller Offenheit. Von 1905 bis 1907 war Tänzer Rabbiner in Meran und wurde ab dem 1. September 1907 Rabbiner an der Synagoge zu Göppingen. Diese Funktion, in der er für das Bezirksrabbinat zuständig war, hatte er bis zu seinem Tod 1937 inne. Gleich zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkriegs hatte sich Tänzer freiwillig zum Einsatz als Feldrabbiner gemeldet. Drei Jahre diente er an der Ostfront. Tänzer betreute die Soldaten, half im Lazarett und richtete für die notleidende Bevölkerung Volksküchen ein. Für seinen Einsatz im Felde wurde Tänzer mit mehreren Orden ausgezeichnet. Tänzer legte seit 1909 den Grundstock für eine Volksbibliothek, der späteren Stadtbibliothek in Göppingen. Seit 1921 war er Ehrenmitglied des Göppinger Veteranen- und Militärvereins "Kampfgemeinschaft". An Tänzer erinnert in Göppingen das Rabbiner-Tänzer-Haus (Freihofstraße 46), das frühere Rabbinatsgebäude." (Wikipedia)

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        The Emperor Jones; Diff'rent; The Straw. [With:] Typed Letter, signed ("Gene") to his father-in-law

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921. First edition. x, [ii], 285, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's tan paper-covered boards, stamped in black, orange cloth spine, stamped in black, front board tender, else near fine. In custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Inscribed to His Father-in-Law, with a Letter Concerning Crucifixes A presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper: "To the father-in-law that fate lets me see so little of that one would think we regarded each other as the bad 'in-laws' of the story books - which I'm sure we don't. In all affectionate remembrance, Son-in-law Eugene." The recipient is Edward Boulton, the father of O'Neill's second wife, Agnes Boulton. Together with a letter, dated November 1, 1925, in which O'Neill thanks his father-in-law for the gift of a crucifix, mentioning he is finishing a play, and suggesting a visit. It merits quoting in full: "Dear Eddie: I have been meaning to write you every evening to thank you for the crucifix, but something has always turned up to prevent me. It certainly is a beauty, the finest I have ever seen - and most tortured! Your sending me this makes me think I'll start collecting crucifixes as a hobby. I have four now arranged around the study. When am I going to see you? Aggie has to go to New York soon to have Shane's tonsils out, and will be gone for about a week, during which time I shall be by my lonesome out here - finishing up a new play. Perhaps you can come down and keep me company and Agnes says Cecil might be with her in New York, attending to her business about her novel and stories. Tell her, by the way, that she has certainly done some fine work. All best, and thanks again for the crucifix. It sure is a beautiful thing. Always, Gene." O'Neill was, of course, a lapsed Catholic who suffered greatly because of his inability to find salvation in religion. Religion featured prominently in some of his plays, including Lazarus Laughed, which he was working on at the time. This was also the time that O'Neill finally quit drinking - it is tempting to see a connection with his sobriety, the subject matter of his current work, the birth of his daughter Oona in May of 1925, and his interest in collecting crucifixes. An incredible letter, touching on O'Neill's writing, family, and religious concerns.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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