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        Aber die Liebe. Zwei Folgen Gedichte.

      Berlin: bei Erich Steinthal, 1921. - 147 Seiten Text auf Büttenpapier und 15 nicht in die Paginierung einbezogene Tafeln. Neben diesen Originalradierungen finden sich 12 Textradierungen und 2 radierte Initialen, eine große Titelvignette und ein radiertes Titelblatt von Willi Jaeckel. 23 x 30,5 cm, HalbPergament mit Rückenschildchen. - Einmalige, limitierte und nummerierte Auflage von 340 Ex. Das vorliegende trägt die Nummer 60 und ist vom Künstler im Impressum signiert. - Hergestellt im Auftrag von Erich Steinthal 1920/21 bei Otto von Holten, Berlin. Satz: E. W. Tieffenbach. Radierungen unter Willi Jaeckels Leitung bei L. Angerer, Berlin, gedruckt. Einband etwas (wasser)fleckig, Rückenschildchen mit Fehlstellen; Buchblock mit Radierungen tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Im Seefeld / E. Jetzer & Co.]
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        Embers - [Association Copy Inscribed from Rosenberg to T. C. O'Donnell, with an Original Detailed Caricature Portrait of O'Donnell in Ink]

      Portland, Me. , Smith & Sale 1921 - Description: ix p. , 2 l. , 45 [1] p. , 1 l. 21 cm. Subjects: Rosenberg, Manuel, 1897- (20th century American cartoonist) . O'Hara, John Myers 1870-1944. A very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth spine, with marble boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling, with minimal wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 45 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Regime Juridique Et Economique Du Commerce De Largent Dans La Belgique Du Moyen Age (Academie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.; Classe des Lettres et des Sciences Morales et Politiques; Memoire de la Classe des Lettres / Collection in-8, 1)

      Bruxelles : Hayez, 1921. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 2 Volume set. French. Green cloth spine with marbled boards. Gilt head and tail lines and gilt lettering to spine. A few spots of discoloration to spines. Rebacked. New end pages. Small tear to top corner of last page of volume one. Otherwise, interior pages of each book in excellent condition. Pages are clean and unmarked. Several tables throughout both books. A fold out table in each book. Collection was written by a professor at the Free University of Bruxelles and was published as an essay in the Academie Royale de Belgique Memoires. It is still used today as a resource for those studying economics. This essay focuses on late-medieval monetary problems and crises. Great set in excellent condition. A wonderful addition to the collection of any economist. Ships daily.

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      Yale University Press, New Haven 1921 - No DJ. 1922 (1921). First Edition, 2nd printing. 1st printing was printed in December of 1921. This 2nd printing was published just months later in June of 1922. This landmark title is from the library of legendary NYC attorney Elias L. Rockmore (Silkman v.Schwartz). Rockmore's ownership stamp stamped to FFEP. Black silk-like grooved cloth with still bright gold stamping to backstrip. Uncut page edges. Page edges show excess with corresponding chips to flanking page. Panels show scuffing and uneven sheen should you tilt the book as you might expect with the silk-like material. Rubbing to edges and slight loss of cloth at tips. Corners not sharp. Backstrip foot and crown gently pushed. Crown shows a touch of fray. FFEP shows 2 small staple holes. Slight faint toning to endpapers. Tiny instance of a faint trace of erased pencil. Rear endpaper has a tiny piece of paper adhered to edge. Flaws overstated and description is hypercritical. Binding is tight. Pages are clean. An incredibly early and affordable copy of a legendary title rarely seen under 4 figures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lendas da India

      Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, Lisbon 1921 - 7 volumes. Please enquire for postal rates, digital images (thumbnails) and other details of the publication. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Survey

      London: William Heinemann,, 1921. Quarto. Original purple cloth, titles to spine and upper board and all edges gilt. With the dust jacket. With an orange quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Tipped-in frontispiece and 51 plates on fawn paper with printed tissue-guards. Edges of boards lightly rubbed and faded, endpapers toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with two long splits at the spine panel and a chip from the rear panel. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 275 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

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        And Even Now

      London: William Heinemann, 1921. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. Inscribed by Beerbohm with Autograph Letter Signed laid in. The book is inscribed on the half title to S.J. Williams, "Dear Mr. Williams I am so very glad you see to like [And Even Now] and I thank you very much - Max Beerbohm May, 1943." Laid in is a letter to Williams along with the envelope in which it was sent. The letterhead is "Abinger Manor Cottage, Abinger Common, Nr. Dorking." In this charming letter Beerbohm writes: "June 15 1943/Dear Mr. Williams/I write to tell you, with many thanks, how proud I am to be the subject of an epigram so perfect in pre-, com-, and incision. Epigrams are usually unkind in wit. Wit and kindness are rather distantly related to each other. But here they seem to be [the word are is crossed out below this] brother and sister, and will abide in my heart as well as in my brain. With kindest regards from my wife and me to Mrs. Williams and to you, I am sincerely and gratefully yours, Max Beerbohm." The envelope is addressed S.J. Williams, Prof/Queens'; College/Cambridge. The flap of the envelope is affixed to the front endpaper opposite the half title page. There is one fold in the letter otherwise in fine condition. Book is bound in original yellow cloth with paper title label to spine. Soiled and bumped but in very good condition. Interior pages are clean and tight. 320 pages. LIT/042012.

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        DIE KLAGELIEDER JEREMIAS DES SOHNES HILKIAS AUS ANATHOTH. Übertragung aus dem masoretischen Text und Druckleitung von L. Goldschmidt. Holzschnitte von WILHELM SCHOCKEN.

      Otto Von Holten, Berlin 1921 - Superb full leather binding by Hubel und Denck , Leipzig. With 17 ( of which 6 full page and signed) original woodcuts by WILHELM SCHOCKEN. Handprinted in 105 numbered copies (this being Nr.27) of which only 90 copies were for sale. Unique edition. Some minimal superficial scratches on cover, otherwise a fine copy, very clean and fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATIVITY. The Special and General Theory

      New York:: Henry Holt,, 1921. Very Good++. SIGNED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN without personalization. A Very Good++ hardback Second Printing in original blue cloth and gilt lettering spine and front cover. Gilt lettering faded spine. Foxing. Minimal cover edge wear. Housed in custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell box with with gilt lettering on leather spine label. 8vo. xiii, 168 pp.

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        The Jewish Peril : Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

      London : "the Britons" London : "the Britons", 1921. 4th Edition. Physical desc. : vi, 95 p. ; 22 cm. Subject: Communism --Jewish question Near fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly dust-dulled and toned. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.

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        The Hideous Hermit-Forest of Wild Thyme-Noyes

      n.p., 1921. 7 x 10-1/4 inches. Watercolor, initialled "RBTK" and dated.

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      1921. 1. DOLLS. (NOVELTY) MY DOLLY'S HOME (BIDDIE'S ADVENTURE) by Doris Davey after Helen Waite. London: Simpkin Marshall Hamilton for Arts and General, (1921). Oblong 4to (11 3/4 x 9"), cloth backed pictorial boards, some cover soil and list stain on the bottom of a few leaves else tight and VG, complete with the two sheets of paper doll figures uncut. There are 8 pages of text followed by vibrant color lithographed scenes (53) which follow the story. As each different part of the story is described, the reader uses the corresponding paper doll figures to re-enact the scenes as they progress from outside the house into the various rooms of the house. The rooms have doors and cupboards that open up into hiding places for the dolls, and each room is finely detailed with stylish furnishings of the era. A wonderful book, scarce.

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        English Homes

      London: Country Life & George Newnes, Ltd.,, 1921–37. Norman and Plantagenent; Medieval and Early Early Tudor; Early Tudor; Late Tudor and Early Stuart, 2 volumes; Late Stuart; Sir John Vanbrugh and his School; Early Georgian; Late Georgian. 9 volumes, folio. Original blue buckram-backed mid-blue cloth, title gilt to spines and upper boards, gilt rule to the spine edges, all edges gilt apart from volumes I & II, volume II which is entirely ungilded, blue marbled endpapers. With the dust jackets. Frontispiece to each volume and all copiously illustrated throughout. The jackets a little tanned at the spines and with some minor chipping, creasing and a few edge-splits, but overall this is a wonderfully preserved set. First editions, first impressions save for volume II of periods I and II, Mediaeval & Early Tudor - which was published out of sequence in 1936, this an early impression dated 1937. Remains a foundation text for the study of English English domestic architecture. In reviewing the issue of volume I, Architecture ("The Professional Architectural Monthly") commented on the scope and ambitions of the series; "This volume forms, it might be said, the undercroft on which the upper stories of English architectural development are reared. In it are laid the bases of the evolutionary history of house-planning, designing, and decorating in the land throughout all succeeding phases of both Gothic and Renaissance styles. But while the main purpose is architectural, here as throughout the series, the human element is kept well to the fore by narration of the home and public life of the owners of the various castles and manor-houses that are carefully described and profusely illustrated" (July, 1921) H. Avray Tipping (1855–1933 originally wrote for The Garden - he was a garden designer in the Arts and Crafts style being a friend of Gertrude Jekyll and Harold Peto - but when that journal was absorbed into Country Life in 1905 he became one of its principle writers. In 1907 he became the Architectural Editor, a post he held more or less continually until 1930. Tipping is widely recognised as one of the leading figures in the development of the study of the evolution of English architecture. His co-author on the Vanbrugh volume, Christopher Hussey, was the son of a friend, who Tipping encouraged to go up to Oxford, and then employed on the staff at Country Life, "during the next fifty years he contributed nearly 1400 signed articles, as well as being editor from 1933 to 1940" (ODNB). In his Obituary in the Garden History Society's newsletter - he too was a keen gardener and wrote extensively on historic gardens - Arthur Hellyer described his writing as setting "a new standard in erudition combined with readability." Hussey was the author of a three volume study of Georgian Country Houses, long held to be the standard work. A highly desirable set of this important publication.

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        Musical manuscript signed and dated 1920-21, most probably autograph, of the Quartett c moll für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello... Partitur. Complete

      1921. 1f. (title), 96 pp. (slightly browned and soiled; tears to title-leaf). Folio. Unbound. & & According to dates found within the score, this quartet was composed from June 20, 1920 to February 15, 1921. . Karthaus was both a musicologist and a composer. He wrote a number of critical works including Das Ereignis Beethoven im Spiegel der Zeiten, 1968; Aus der Werkstaat der Musik, 1955; and Das System der Musik, 1962. His compositions include a symphony and variations for orchestra. The only published works that we have located are his Baukasten Lieder, 1957. Muller, Erich, ed.: Deutsches Musiker-Lexikon, Dresden, 1929, p. 659.& & We have not located any published editions of the present work.

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        THE CHRONICLES OF AMERICA. Extra-Illustrated, Engraved Plates. Library set. History of The United States. Complete in 51 volumes

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921 [Guide dated 1924.]. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Complete in 51 volumes. (50 volumes + Guide Volume.) Bound in gilded cloth bindings. Gilded spines, and intricately gilded covers. The top edges are gilded. Printed on quality paper. Fully illustrated with engraved plates protected in tissue. Wide margins. Thick black ink. 8 1/8 inches tall. 52 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. Fine internally. The hinges are 100% fully attached. There is some external rubs/wear, rubbing along the spines. Very fresh, bright, and clean. Internally these appear free of foxing. Printed on high quality paper. There is no writing. Set is dated 1921. The guide is dated 1924, and has a different gilded spine. This set displays beautifully. Titles: 1. The Red Man's Continent. Ellsworth Huntington. Fold out map. Volume 2. The Spanish Conquerors. By Irving Berdine Richman. With a few fold out maps Volume 3. Elizabethan Sea Dogs. By William Wood. Fold out map. Volume 4. Crusaders of New France. By William Munro Bennett Volume 5. Pioneers of the Old South. By Mary Johnston. With a fold out map. Volume 6. The Fathers of New England. By Charles M. Andrews. Vol. 7. Dutch and English on the Hudson. Maud Wilder Goodwin Vol. 8. The Quaker Colonies. Sydney Fisher Vol. 9. Colonial Folkways. Charles M. Andrews Vol. 10. The Conquest of New France. George Wrong. Vol. 11. The Eve of the Revolution. Carl Becker Vol. 12. Washington and His Comrades in Arms. George Wrong Vol. 13. The Fathers of the Constitution. Max Farrand Vol. 14. Washington and His Colleagues. Henry Jones Ford Vol. 15. Jefferson and His Colleagues. Allen Johnson Vol. 16. John Marshall and the Constitution. Edward Corwin. Vol. 17. The Fight for a Free Sea. Ralph Paine. Fold out map Vol. 18. Pioneers of the Old Southwest. Constance Lindsay Skinner. Map Vol. 19. The Old Northwest. Frederic Austin Ogg. Fold out map Vol. 20. The Reign of Andrew Jackson. Frederic Austin Ogg Vol. 21. The Paths of Inland Commerce. Archer Hulbert Vol. 22. Adventures of Oregon. Constance Lindsay Skinner Vol. 23. The Spanish Borderlands. Herbert E. Bolton Vol. 24. Texas and the Mexican War. Nathaniel W. Stephenson Vol. 25. The Forty-Niners. Stewart Edward White Vol. 26. The Passing of the Frontier. Emerson Hough. Fold out map Vol. 27. The Cotton Kingdom. William Dodd Vol. 28. the Anti-Slavery Crusade. Jesse Macy Vol. 29. Abraham Lincoln and the Union. Nathaniel W. Stephenson Vol. 30. The Day of the Confederacy. Nathaniel W. Stephenson Vol. 31. Captains of the Civil War. William Wood Vol. 32. The Sequel of Appomattox. Walter Lynwood Fleming Vol. 33. The American Spirit in Education. Edwin E. Slosson Vol. 34. The American Spirit in Literature. Bliss Perry Vol. 35. Our Foreigners. Samuel P. Orth Vol. 36. The Old Merchant Marine. Ralph Paine Vol. 37. The Age of Invention. Holland Thompson Vol. 38. The Railroad Builders. John Moody. Fold out map Vol. 39. The Age of Big Business. Burton Hendrick. Some soiling to the covers. Vol. 40. The Armies of Labor. Samuel P. Orth Vol. 41. The Masters of Capital. John Moody Vol. 42. The New South. Holland Thompson Vol. 43. The Boss and the Machine. Samuel P. Orth Vol. 44. The Cleveland Era. Henry Jones Ford. Vol. 45. The Agrarian Crusade. Solon Buck Vol. 46. The Path of Empire. Carl Russell Fish Vol. 47. Theodore Roosevelt and His Times. Harold Howland Vol. 48. Woodrow Wilson and the World War. Charles Seymour Vol. 49. The Canadian Dominion. Oscar Skelton. Fold out map Vol. 50. The Hispanic Nations of the New World. volume 51 study guide This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please contact us with any inquiries.

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        Chronicles of America, Extra-Illustrated Edition, Volumes 1-50

      New Haven:: Yale University Press,. 1921.. Hardcover. Very good overall. A remarkable series, each volume written about a certain period in American history by authors that include some of the most distinguished American historians. 50 volumes in blue gilt decorated cloth volumes, in the original gray printed dust wrappers. 8vo, each volume approximately 250pp, top edge gilt. Handsome photogravure plates by Anderson-Lamb Co. of NY, with tissue guards, and colored folding maps. The three Civil War volumes are extremely collectible, with photographs after Matthew Brady. Titles: 1. The Red Man's Continent. By Ellsworth Huntington. Fold out map. Volume 2. The Spanish Conquerors. By Irving Berdine Richman. With a few fold out maps. Volume 3. Elizabethan Sea Dogs. By William Wood. Fold out map. Volume 4. Crusaders of New France. By William Munro Bennett. Volume 5. Pioneers of the Old South. By Mary Johnston. With a fold out map. Volume 6. The Fathers of New England. By Charles M. Andrews. Vol. 7. Dutch and English on the Hudson. Maud Wilder Goodwin. Vol. 8. The Quaker Colonies. Sydney Fisher. Vol. 9. Colonial Folkways. Charles M. Andrews. Vol. 10. The Conquest of New France. George Wrong. Vol. 11. The Eve of the Revolution. Carl Becker. Vol. 12. Washington and His Comrades in Arms. George Wrong. Vol. 13. The Fathers of the Constitution. Max Farrand. Vol. 14. Washington and His Colleagues. Henry Jones Ford. Vol. 15. Jefferson and His Colleagues. Allen Johnson. Vol. 16. John Marshall and the Constitution. Edward Corwin. Vol. 17. The Fight for a Free Sea. Ralph Paine. Fold out map Vol. 18. Pioneers of the Old Southwest. Constance Lindsay Skinner. Map Vol. 19. The Old Northwest. Frederic Austin Ogg. Fold out map. Vol. 20. The Reign of Andrew Jackson. Frederic Austin Ogg. Vol. 21. The Paths of Inland Commerce. Archer Hulbert. Vol. 22. Adventures of Oregon. Constance Lindsay Skinner. Vol. 23. The Spanish Borderlands. Herbert E. Bolton. Vol. 24. Texas and the Mexican War. Nathaniel W. Stephenson. Vol. 25. The Forty-Niners. Stewart Edward White. Vol. 26. The Passing of the Frontier. Emerson Hough. Fold out map. Vol. 27. The Cotton Kingdom. William Dodd. Vol. 28. the Anti-Slavery Crusade. Jesse Macy. Vol. 29. Abraham Lincoln and the Union. Nathaniel W. Stephenson. Vol. 30. The Day of the Confederacy. Nathaniel W. Stephenson. Vol. 31. Captains of the Civil War. William Wood. Vol. 32. The Sequel of Appomattox. Walter Lynwood Fleming. Vol. 33. The American Spirit in Education. Edwin E. Slosson. Vol. 34. The American Spirit in Literature. Bliss Perry. Vol. 35. Our Foreigners. Samuel P. Orth. Vol. 36. The Old Merchant Marine. Ralph Paine. Vol. 37. The Age of Invention. Holland Thompson. Vol. 38. The Railroad Builders. John Moody. Fold out map Vol. 39. The Age of Big Business. Burton Hendrick. Vol. 40. The Armies of Labor. Samuel P. Orth. Vol. 41. The Masters of Capital. John Moody. Vol. 42. The New South. Holland Thompson. Vol. 43. The Boss and the Machine. Samuel P. Orth. Vol. 44. The Cleveland Era. Henry Jones Ford. Vol. 45. The Agrarian Crusade. Solon Buck. Vol. 46. The Path of Empire. Carl Russell Fish. Vol. 47. Theodore Roosevelt and His Times. Harold Howland. Vol. 48. Woodrow Wilson and the World War. Charles Seymour. Vol. 49. The Canadian Dominion. Oscar Skelton. Fold out map. Vol. 50. The Hispanic Nations of the New World. William R. Shepherd. 2 folding maps. Does not include the supplemental volumes printed after 1921. Some dust wrappers a little ruffled at head of spine, a very few with closed tears repaired, but overall in a very good state. The bindings & interiors are in pristine condition.

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        A HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR. Vol. I. Inscribed Presentation Copy

      London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1921 Buchan, John. A HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR. Vol. I. Inscribed Presentation Copy. London, Edinburgh and New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1921. [Published in 4 volumes complete, 1921-1922]. First edition thus of the first volume, the entire account originally appearing in twenty-four volumes between February 1916 & July 1919, written & published for the most part during the progress of the campaign. 8vo., 552pp, 18 maps. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth. A near fine example showing modest use. Neatly inscribed in black fountain pen on the front free endpaper to his friend & fellow Lord: "Lord Inverforth / with the kind regards of / his friend of over forty years / John Buchan / Nov. 1921" "Andrew Weir, 1st Baron Inverforth PC [1865 - 1955] created & headed the firm of Andrew Weir and Co. ship owners of Glasgow. In the First World War he served as a minister in the coalition government: he was Surveyor General of Supplies from 1917- 1919, & Minister of Munitions from 1919-1921. John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir PC GCMG GCVO CH [1875- 1940] was a Scottish novelist, historian & Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation. After a brief legal career Buchan simultaneously began both his writing career and his political and diplomatic career, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in Southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War. Once he was back in civilian life Buchan was elected Member of Parliament for the Combined Scottish Universities, but he spent most of his time on his writing career, notably writing The Thirty-Nine Steps and other adventure fiction. In 1935 he was appointed Governor General of Canada by George V, king of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bennett, to replace the Earl of Bessborough. He occupied the post until his death in 1940. Buchan proved to be enthusiastic about literacy, as well as the evolution of Canadian culture, and he received a state funeral in Canada before his ashes were returned to the United Kingdom." . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Des Publius Ovidius Naso Lehrbuch der Liebe

      Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1921. Folio (31.9 cm, 12.75"). 90, [4] pp.; illus. Attractive edition of the Ars Amatoria translated into German by Ernst Hohenemser. The title-page and the charming, individual, and in a few cases mildly erotic head- and tail-pieces were lithographed by Max Slevogt, a notable member of the Berlin Secession. Publisher Cassirer was an art dealer and editor who actively promoted and supported artists of the Secession and the French Impressionist School. This is numbered copy 201 of 320 printed, of the eighteenth work to come from Cassirer's Pan-Presse. The Lehrbuch is not widely institutionally held in the U.S.; WorldCat finds => only three American locations. Publisher's half cream pigskin and light grey/tan cloth, rich eggplant endpapers, front cover with gilt-stamped vignette and spine with gilt-stamped title; bottom edge and corners rubbed or frayed with attendant soiling, front cover with area of faint staining. Interior clean and bright.

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      London: The Egoist Press,, 1921. A play in three acts. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt. Some mild browning to two pages, top of spine slightly worn, spine lettering rubbed. Very good indeed. Second English and first Egoist Press edition of Joyce's only play. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, "James Joyce Paris 2 January 1927". This copy is of the first issue, one of 500 copies in green cloth, the remainder sheets of the entire edition of 1,000 copies being sold to Cape in 1924 and bound up after that date in black cloth. Though first published in 1918, by Grant Richards in London and Huebsch in New York, the play did not receive its first English-language production until February 1925.

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        William A. Jackson: Photograph of the celebrated Western artist, seated painting in watercolor at his easel at home, in the company of famous photographer Merle La Voy, inscribed "To Merle La Voy, Wm. A Jackson, 1932" at top

      n.p. 1921 n.p., 1921. (JACKSON, WILLIAM A) 8 x 10 inches. . Inconspicuous crack at lower right corner, else fine. From the library of Merle La Voy

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      Westminster: Beaumont Press, 1921. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 75 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM OF THE EDITION DE LUXE SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND ARTIST (of a total of 475 copies). Hardcover. 222 x 152 mm (8 3/4 x 6"). Two separately issued but companion volumes. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 75 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM OF THE EDITION DE LUXE SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER AND ARTIST (of a total of 475 copies). Original vellum-backed decorative paper boards. "Reading" with vignette on title in orange and green, two plates in the same colors, one facsimile of writing in text, device on final page, stylized illustration of a tree on front and rear endpapers; "Berneval" with woodcuts of Naples and Paris printed in blue on the front and rear endpapers, two-color title page woodcut, one plate and a facsimile of a Wilde letter, and printer's woodcut device; our special deluxe version WITH THREE ADDITIONAL WOODCUTS at the back of each volume, all the woodcuts as well as the cover design by Randolph Schwabe. Ransom, p. 211; Tomkinson, p. 17. "Berneval" spine just a bit darkened, otherwise FINE, UNWORN COPIES that have obviously been little used, as they open stiffly and are immaculate inside and out. Here, "After Berneval" is offered with "After Reading," its (earlier) companion volume, both of them in their deluxe form on Japanese vellum and including an extra suite of the illustrations. "Reading" comprises a set of letters, also written to Ross, by Wilde during the summer of 1897, after having just been released from two years' imprisonment in Reading Gaol. The preface to its sequel, "After Berneval," says that the earlier collection "was unprocurable almost as soon as it was published." The letters in these volumes tell the story of a tragic literary figure who fell from a precipitous height. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born and raised in Ireland, studied classics at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, and then settled in London. There he became famous for his unmatched wit and infamous for his personal eccentricities--long hair, décor at his lodgings that included peacock feathers and blue china, and, ultimately, sexual behavior that was deemed both intolerable and criminal. During the first half of the 1890s, he was enjoying remarkable social prominence and literary success with the staging of "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892), "A Woman of No Importance" (1893), "An Ideal Husband" (1894), and the incomparable "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895). But two months after the staging of this last play, he brought a defamation suit against the Marquess of Queensbury, the father of his intimate friend, Lord Alfred Douglas. The suit backfired: in the course of the litigation, Wilde was investigated by police, and his homosexuality was exposed, leaving his reputation destroyed. He was sentenced in May of 1895 to two years of hard labor, spending part of his time behind bars at Reading Prison, where he produced his powerful poem, "De Profundis." After release, he moved to the Continent and died three years later in Paris of meningitis. As Day says, "Among English men of letters only Byron and Shaw have surpassed Wilde in the craft of conscious posing and self-publicizing," a fact that has made succeeding generations suspicious of the reality behind the legend that the author helped to establish. But after a period when he was treated as a kind of martyr because of his suffering at the hands of squeamish Victorianism, "it is at last possible to evaluate Wilde as the capable literary artist he acutally was.

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        La Vita Nouva Nel Sesto Centena Rio Della Morte Di Dante Alighieri

      Bergamo: Istituto Italiano d'arte Grafiche, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. purple cloth decorated in gilt. Teg. Fine, in worn but sturdy original clam shell box/No Dust Jacket. Grassi, Vittorio. 93 pages [4]. Folio, 36 x 29 cm. Limited edition, copy 1193 of 1321, signed by the illuminator, Nestore Leoni and the illustrator, Vittorio Grassi to commemorate the sixth centenary of Dante's death. This is a perfect facsimile of the original parchment manuscript, French leaved and printed on vellum in two or more colors with thirty-nine full or compressed illustrations, plus illuminated head and tail pieces on each page. The paper made in the mills of Pietro Miliani in Fabriano. Laid-in, a four page announcement of this publication in English headlined -- "An Offering To His Holiness Pope Pius XI A Manuscript On Vellum Of the Vita Nuova." This too lettered in black and red, noting the publishing Executive Committee and providing critical commentary from religious and literary notables. Bright, very fresh and clean copy.

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        A Creed

      Stanmore: No Publisher, 1921. Illuminated manuscript, 10pp (ignoring blanks). Full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, bands bordered with gilt single fillet, covers with inner roll of dots with fleuron corner pieces, surrounded by a single fillet border, upper cover with author and title in gilt, gilt roll to edges and gilt fillets to inner edges, a.e.g., probably bound by Riviere. Spine faded, extremities slightly faded and lightly rubbed, couple of small spots of foxing to upper cover. Internally there is a hint of dust-soiling towards head of pages, otherwise quite bright and clean. Attractive calligraphy and rubrication by one of three highly accomplished sisters. Remnant of a letter from Alberto Sangorski (really just his signature) laid in. Signed by Illustrator. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. Illus. by Brown, Joan W.. 8vo. Illuminated Book.

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        Lendas da India

      Lisbon: Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, 1921. 7 volumes. Please enquire for postal rates, digital images (thumbnails) and other details of the publication.. Paper cover, Stapled. Good/No Jacket.

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      Published by Nelson, 1921. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Tourtel, Mary. Good condition with no wrapper. The first appearance of Rupert Bear in book form. Small square format. Cream and brown pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert with a hoop and stick. Illustrated throughout in shades of brown. 88 pages. Story in verse. Boards grubby with worn corners. 1.5" loss at base of spine and 0.5" loss at top. Remainder of spine detached at rear edge but still attached at front. Small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Faint margin marks to contents but pictures still bright. A decent copy of this scarce Rupert book. [S]

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      Paris, Le Livre Du Bibliophile, G.&R; Briffaut, 1921. . Relié, demi - veau avec dos à nerfs (5) doré, plats de papier marbré, frontispice ( portrait de l' auteur), 26x34cm, (2) couverture orginele, 164pp (3) couverture originale (2), illustré par Almery Lobel - Riche. Bon état!!! Editions illustré de trente eaux - fortes ( incl. le frontspice) hors texte de Lobel - Riche. Ornements typographiques dessinés et gravures sur bois par Louis Jou. N° 203 de 362 exemplaires numérotés.

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        La Tentative Amoureuse ou le Traite du vain desir by Andre Gide

      Paris: Nouvelle Revue Francaise, 1921. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. tan wrappers printed and illustrated in black. Very good in worn glassine overwrapper./No Dust Jacket. Approximately 40 pages. 24 x 20 cm. Limited edition, copy 287 of 400 on papier Lafuma-Navarre. Four full-page colored wood-engravings plus additional colored vignettes by Laurencin. Associated with the Cubist literary and artistic group, but her painting uninfluenced by their theories; mistress of Apollinaire and socially intimate with the leading Cubist proponents. Text in French. Discreet, round one centimer stamp at lower corner of free endpaper the only ex-library mark, original glassine overwrapper chipped with some loss, plates and text clean. Lacking one centimeter of wrapper at backstrip head.

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        Les Romans d'Anatole France

      Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1921-1924., 1921. 11 vols. 8vo. Text in French. Beautiful contemporary binding by Levitzky in half brown morocco, gilt and onlaid floral decoration to spines, marbled boards and end-papers. Light wear to extremities, occasional light foxing. A very attractive set.

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        Jocaste et le chat maigre.

      Paris, Editions de la Banderole, 1921, - gr. in-8, demi-maroquin acajou à coins, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de listels de maroquin ocre en encadrement rehaussés d'un filet noir et de deux filets dorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés, non rogné, 222 pp. Edition illustrée de 31 ravissantes pointes-sèches par Chas Laborde. Un des 5 exemplaires numérotés sur Whatman (tirage de tête après un exemplaire unique), celui-ci revêtu d'un élégante reliure, en parfaite condition.

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        The Trail of the Black & Tans

      TALBOT PRESS, DUBLIN 1921 - Good binding, clean body, and unmarked text. However, light shelf wear, tanned spine, rubbed cover, slightly soiled cover, few fraying threads, front hinge is beginning to detach, and tanning pages and fore edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1921 EDITION: 230 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Year's At The Spring

      London - George G. Harrap, 1921 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Year's At The Spring An Anthology Of Recent Poetry compiled by L. D. O. Walters with an introduction by Harold Monro. With colour and black and white illustrations by Harry Clarke. First edition. Includingpoems by Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Walter De La Mare and Rupert Brooke. Harry Clarke (1889 - 1931) was an Irish stained glass artist and book illustrator and a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Harold Edward Monro (1879- 1932) was a British poet, the proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London which helped many famous poets bring their work before the public. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with foxing to endpapers only and odd slight foxing in places. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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      New York: Macmillan, 1921.. Printed pale blue-gray boards, with decorations after designs by T. Sturge Moore. Christmas 1926 gift inscription on half- title, fragile boards have shallow chips and cracks at spine ends, trace of tanning to spine, otherwise a very good copy in half morocco folding clamshell box. First edition, trade issue, of this selection published in the Macmillan Uniform Edition. Signed by Yeats on the title-page. This binding is one of the two forms noted by Wade.

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        Monday or Tuesday. With Woodcuts by Vanessa Bell

      London: The Hogarth Press. 1921. First Edition, one of 1,000 copies. 8vo; 91pp; + one page of ads for other books by The Hogarth Press. Black and white illustration on front panel, white panel on back, brick-colored cloth spine. Some minor rubbing to black and white illustration on front panel, endpapers browned, some offsetting from woodcuts to text page opposite as usual (and even so noted in Kunitz & Haycraft, p. 1549), else fine, housed in brick-colored cloth with brown morocco spine clamshell box. Illustrated with four original woodcuts by Vanessa Bell. Hand set and letterpress printed by McDermott at The Prompt Press, Richmond. A lovely fresh copy.& Virginia Woolf (1882- 1941), English novelist, essayist and critic, married the political theorist Leonard Woolf in 1912, with whom she established the Hogarth Press. MONDAY OR TUESDAY was the first Hogarth Press title to be included in the Annals of English Literature, 1475-1950. It was Woolf&#39;s "break out" book and it was noted that with this collection of short stories, Mrs. Woolf "emerged definitely with the liveliest imagination and most delicate style of her time." Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), elder sister of Virginia Woolf, was herself a talented artist. She designed a number of dust jackets for books published by her sister&#39;s press, as well as illustrating the books. In her art, she attempted to break the bonds of restrictive Victorian norms. She, and the other members of the Bloomsbury group, made significant efforts to introduce the French avant-garde to an English audience. Bell&#39;s art, often decorative, and especially in the period represented in this book owes much to Bonnard, Vuillard and Matisse. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        The Great Fight. By the Author of "Cashel Byron's Profession" Reprinted June, 1921, from the Nation London, December 13, 1919

      [New York]: Privately Printed by Mitchell Kennerley, June, 1921 - Mitchell Kennerley's pirated edition of Shaw's article, covering the George Carpentier-Joe Beckett prizefight of 1919. According to the Sale Catalogue of the American Art Association (Kennerley's auction house) of 24 April, 1930, "less than 150 copies were printed." Laurence quotes Shaw's sardonic remark on the Kennerley's piracy: "It is like his check; but he did not go so far as to thrust his crime on my notice by sending me a copy." First edition. 8vo. 16pp. Sewn. Fine copy in green cloth slipcase with chemise. With the stamp "Paul Magriel Collection.". Laurence A162; Hartley 1702 (unseen) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hebrew Congregations. 1921-1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 12; 32, [4]; 24, [2]; 32, [4]; 16; 13, [4]; 25; 35; 13; 16; 20; 19; 19; 11; 27; 19 pages. 20 cm. Pastedown label on cloth slipcase: &#145;Plays For New Year Sukkoth Hanukkah Purim Passover Lag B&#39;Omer Shabuoth And For Other Occasions. &#146; Every play of Elma Ehrlich Levinger dated 1923; her plays include: &#147;The unlighted Menorah: a Chanukah fantasy of the time of Felix Mendelssohn, in one act&#148;; &#147;The light of Israel: a Chanukah play in four acts&#148;; &#147;A sick Purim; a modern Purim play in one act&#148;; "Let there be light, &#146; a pageant in seven episodes&#148;; &#147;How Succoth came to Chayim; a modern play in one act&#148;; &#147;Ruth of Moab; a springtime play in one act&#148;; &#147;The golden staff; a Succoth operetta&#148; with music by Samuel Goldfarb. By Samuel Schulman and Sara Miller: &#147;The spirit of Judaism: a pageant&#148;. By Ruth Atlas Binstock: &#147;Harvest festival; a pageant in four scenes&#148;. By Miss Eva Herbst: Ruth; a harvest pageant&#148;. Plays by Fannie Barnett Linsky: &#147;America and the Jew; a pageant for Thanksgiving day&#148;; &#147;A Purim fantasy, a play in one act&#148;; &#147;The Sabbath angel. A play in two acts&#148;; &#147;Old pictures in new frames. A group tableaux for any holiday&#148;; &#147;The counting of the days; a Lag b&#39;Omer cycle&#148;; &#147;Happy New Year; a play in one act, a prologue and an epilogue. &#148; All plays published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations Department of Synagogue and School Extension, which was initially established as the Department of Synagogue Extension in 1903, to provide for and advance Sabbath schools for the instruction of the young and to aid and encourage the development of new and young congregations. Elma Ehrlich Levinger (1887 &#150; 1958) &#147;Active in an array of Jewish women&#146;s and youth organizations, Elma Ehrlich Levinger was also the author of over thirty books for children and several for adults&#151;all of which emphasize the importance of maintaining Jewish identity in America. Levinger used both drama and the short story as a means of educating young people and women about Jewish history and traditions, hoping to encourage them to participate in Jewish social life. &#148; (Jewish Women&#146;s Archive Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Drama. Hanukkah - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Ruth (Biblical figure) - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Purim &#150;Drama. Jewish drama. Tableaux, Religious. Rosh ha-Shanah - Drama. All plays are listed on OCLC; however, none exceed 15 listings. No listings on OCLC for a boxed set such as ours (extra space in the box suggests that it may have been designed to hold other titles as well) . Light rubbing to cloth of slipcase, with rip to corner of lid; wraps of two plays lightly soiled, otherwise all plays near fine. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-22) .

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        Original Sketch of "Woman and Fawn"

      c. 1921. In the 1920s, E.E. Cummings was a regular contributor of both writing and artwork to The Dial magazine, which was the preeminent Modernist journal of its time, publishing such writers as Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Cocteau, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Ford Madox Ford and such artists as Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse and Kandinsky. Cummings was only 25 years old when his first pieces were accepted for The Dial and, notably, it was the only place where his poems and his artwork were published side by side on a regular basis. The January, 1921 issue had four drawings and a poem ("Puella Mea") by Cummings: this is Cummings&#39; original sketch for one of those drawings, perhaps the most well-known of them, of a fawn on its hind legs, next to a nude woman, beneath a tree. This sketch was used as his pencil transfer, and as such is drawn on both sides of the paper. The final product, which was ink and graphite on paper, is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a bequest of Scofield Thayer, Cummings&#39; friend and mentor and the editor of The Dial. This sketch is on 8-3/8" x 10-7/8" paper, with a 5" x 9" pencil border. Stained and chipped, mostly in the right margin; very good. With a Gotham Book Mart exhibit number (#245) in the upper left hand corner, where a chip is pending. A copy of The Dial, Vol. LXX, No 1 [NY: Dial, 1921], with the published drawing is included and is near fine with a small spine nick and the usual wear to the yapped edges. An iconic image in its very first incarnation. .

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        The Secret Agent. Drama in Four Acts

      Canterbury (England): Printed for the Author by H. J. Goulden, Ltd, 1921. Quarto. iii, 69pp. First edition. One of 52 or 53 copies. Written in 1920, this is Conrad&#146;s own adaptation for the stage of the novel published in 1907. This edition in wrappers was followed in 1923 by an edition of 1000 in boards. The production, performed in London in the fall of 1922, was not a success. Conrad wrote of the critics: &#147;I was amused by their touching anonymity in damning the play. It was like a chorus of parrots.&#148; A fine copy of a scarce and fragile Conrad publication in printed wrappers.

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        Recuerdo De La Republica Argentina

      Buenos Aires Oblong 11"x 15" Leather Bound Album w/gilt deco and lettering on Cover, containing 112 photos of Argentina. Not Dated, circa 1921. Each pg has deco border around photo, Binding previously re-inforced (Well Done) Photos are Clean w/no names or foxing. "This Album has been published in order to give a graphic idea of the progress made by the Argentine Republic ..." Large volume extra shipping rates apply.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photos. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        BACK TO METHUSELAH. A Metabiological Pentateuch. Inscribed

      London: Constable and Company, 1921 Shaw, George Bernard. BACK TO METHUSELAH. A Metabiological Pentateuch. Inscribed. London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1921. "You see things; you say, &#39;Why?&#39; But I dream things that never were; and I say &#39;Why not?" First English Edition; preceded by the New York edition, which Shaw condemned for its numerous misprints. 8vo., 267 pp. Publisher&#39;s gilt- stamped light mossy green cloth. A significant presentation copy inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title: "To Robert Loraine / from G. Bernard Shaw. / 16th June 1921". Loraine [1876-1935] was a man of action: actor-manager, soldier, aviator, Fabian & of course, a close friend to Shaw - perhaps best known as an actor he&#39;s see most commonly on holiday with the Shaw&#146;s & Harley Granville-Barker or at Fabian events. Loraine & Shaw shared political affiliations & a passion for theatre: it was Loraine who premiered as the lead in the Man & Superman on Broadway, the production was massively successful & launched Shaw as a force to be reckoned with in the States. A very good or better example in like dustwrapper that has had one tear on the upper spine archivally repaired along with several small chips at the corners. A very nice copy. Custom TBCL embossed cloth slipcase in fine condition. Laurence, Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography, A161. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Back to Methuselah

      London: Constable and Company, Ltd.,, 1921. A Metabiological Pentateuch. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Contents a little shaken, but a very good copy. First edition, first impression. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the half title page, "to Sidney & Beatrice Webb from G.B.S. 16th June, 1921". An association of great significance. The Webbs were, together with Shaw, the leading lights of the Fabian Society. They had met in the 1870s and remained friends and political allies for more than half a century.

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        BACK TO METHUSELAH A Metabiological Pentateuch

      London: Constable and Company Ltd. 1921. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in yellow boards. Small blank white sticker to rear paste down. A bright clean copy scarce in such nice condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        La Revue des Deux Mondes. Series 14: vols. 1-56 (1931-1940)

      Paris: Societies de la Revue des Deux Mondes, 1921. Series 14: volumes 1-56 (1931-1940), an uninterrupted run of complete volumes, partly bound, mostly ex library, overall good, price is for the lot:. Photos available upon request.

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      Macmillan and Co. London. 1921. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (8.9 x 7.1 inches). Issued as a de luxe, large paper limited edition, signed by the Author beneath the limitation notice, one year after the smaller first edition of the book. A fine, bright, unread copy internally with some gatherings still unopened. Publishers original burgundy cloth spine with gilt lettering. The cloth is a little faded but the gilt still very bright. Veluscent paper on boards with gilt stamp facsimile of the author signature to the front board. Some minor rubbing to the edges and toning of the boards but still generally a very good copy of this uncommon edition.

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        THE WANDERINGS OF A SPIRITUALIST: Signed with Three Autograph Letters

      New York: George H. Doran Company, (1921). First American Edition. Hardcover. Some rubbing to the cloth of the Doyle book with a little fraying to one spine edge. The letter on White Star Line stationery is a little wrinkled and soiled and has a vertical crease. The other two letters are Fine. Original green cloth; illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in full on the title page by the creator of Sherlock Holmes to Arthur Edward Stilwell, one of America's last empire builders of the gilded age: "Yours in the great cause of Spirit-/Arthur Conan Doyle,/May, 31/22." Laid down on the front free endpaper is a card from the Ambassador Hotel in New York on which Doyle has written a short letter of about 40 words arranging a meeting with Stilwell and SIGNED "Hurriedly,/A Conan Doyle." Laid in are 2 further AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs) by Doyle to Stilwell, both SIGNED as "A Conan Doyle." In a letter on both sides of a note card of the White Star Line dated June 29 Doyle writes: "I have read your book 'THE LIGHT.' It is a very level & workmanlike production, with no high lights, but never sinking below a good quality. I agree with your publishers that it would be better not to allude to the Brownies.... I hope some path may open up for your Spiritual labours. I have written about you in my little book ... I have left nothing undone to smooth your way." The other letter is on one side of stationery from a telegraph office near Doyle's home. Doyle begins by telling Stilwell that "I am full of sympathy but it is simply impossible for me to fall into your Brownie scheme." Doyle then goes on to describe his itinerary for a tour of America. He also mentions fellow spiritualist Rev. Vale Owen and tells Stilwell that he has mentioned him to Lloyd George. Also included is a Third Edition of Stilwell's book UNIVERSAL PEACE--WAR IS MESMERISM,1911. Arthur Edward Stilwell was the founder of Port Arthur, Texas, and the Kansas City Southern Railway. Stilwell claimed to be guided by spirits--which he called "Brownies"--in many of his decisions. According to SYBIL LEEK'S BOOK OF THE CURIOUS AND THE OCCULT, "Several times he escaped death by following his intuition. He was spiritually informed that he should build a railroad line south from Kansas City to Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico. At a point twenty-nine miles from Galveston, Stilwell's 'guide' told him to stop work and that the railroad must not go to Galveston or it would mean his personal ruin and death to thousands. He had a vision of a prosperous city struck down by a tidal wave and destroyed. There were angry protests from his investors when he announced his change of plan, but Stilwell followed his voices. He directed the route toward a comparatively little known spot on the coast, now Port Arthur. Four days after the completion of the railroad terminating in Port Arthur, a mammoth tidal wave swept along the coast of Texas and practically destroyed Galveston, reducing it to a shambles of death and destruction. Port Arthur escaped and became the center for the relief work for the stricken city. Stillwell became known as Lucky Stilwell, as his visions were corroborated a dozen times by actual events. He wrote books about his experiences and in 1910 predicted World War I, the collapse of the Russian aristocracy, and the restoration of Palestine to the Jews." Stilwell's luck apparently ran out as a company he organized to build a railroad connecting Kansas City with the Pacific Ocean was forced into receivership in March 1912. Ironically, oil was discovered under its tracks and was to contribute to the fortune of its receiver William T. Kemper. Stilwell died of apoplexy on 26 September 1928. His distraught wife, Jennie, committed suicide by jumping out the window of their New York apartment thirteen days later. The Stilwells were said to have left an estate of only a thousand dollars.

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        A Dish of Apples

      London & New York: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1921. Quarto (245 × 187 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with apple tools, marbled endpapers, ruling and cornerpieces to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 2 plates, 6 full-page line drawings, smaller illustrations throughout. A fine copy. Signed limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies signed by both the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf.

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      - Three centuries of exploration, discovery, and adventure in and around the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. With a study of the narratives of all explorers by sea and land in the light of modern charting, many original or hitherto unpublished documents. In two volumes. Pp. xvi+366+xiv+367-768, 29 plates (including frontispiece with tissue guard), 17 folding maps in pockets at end (9 in first volume and 8 in second), indices; roy. 8vo; gilt lettered dark green cloth, a trifle rubbed, corners bruised Volume I; free endpapers lightly offset, small tear to bottom edge of half-title page Volume II, scattered foxing; George Robertson & Co. & Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Melbourne & London, 1921-2. Mixed set: Volume I first Australian edition (1922), Volume II first U.K. edition (1921). *Geologist and explorer Robert Logan Jack was born in Scotland in 1845. He was Queensland Government Geologist from 1877 to 1899, and conducted several mineralogical surveys, many through unexplored country. Northmost Australia contains detailed accounts of all the explorations of north Queensland, including his own. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1921. 2. (ROBINSON,W.HEATH)illus. OLD-TIME STORIES by Charles Perrault trans. by A.E. Johnson. NY: Dodd Mead (1921). 4to (8 x 10"), blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, [200]p., FINE IN PUBLISHER&#39;S PAPER WRAPPER AND BOX with a color plate on the cover (box VG with some soil and joint mends). 1st U.S. edition (printed in U.K.). 11 fairy tales by Perrault (Beauty & Beast; Red Riding Hood; Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella; Puss in Boots etc.) illustrated by Robinson with 6 tipped-in color plates, 26 full page black and whites and 24 smaller beautiful line illustrations. This is a great copy of one of Robinson&#39;s more rare titles, especially in box.

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified male correspondent (possibly the noted teacher and pianist Isidore Philipp)

      1 page. Quarto. Dated November 24, 1921. & & An interesting letter in which Busoni discusses his forthcoming tour, mentions [?Gabriel] Pierné, the performance of various works, etc. "&#133; today I decided and I have accepted a tour in England. It will be over at the end of February and I will be able to return by way of Paris and team up with Pierné for a Mozart concerto (if he wishes!)" & & Busoni goes on to write of a concert of music for two pianos that he performed with his "great student [Egon] Petri: Mozart sonata, improvisation on Bach, duettino concertante, a contrapuntal fantasy for 2 pianos (the latest form of the work). I would like to repeat it in Paris. And again!" & & Somewhat worn, foxed, and creased; small tears to right edge; slightly split at central fold; ca. 50mm. split to blank lower right corner. . "Much to his detriment as composer and aesthetician, [Busoni] was lionized as a keyboard virtuoso. The focus of his interests as a performer lay in Bach, Mozart and Liszt, while he deplored Wagner. Rejecting atonality and advocating in its place a Janus-faced &#39;Junge Klassizität&#39;, he anticipated many later developments in the 20th century. His interests ranged from Amerindian folk music and Gregorian chant to new scales and microtones, from Cervantes and E.T.A. Hoffmann to Proust and Rilke. Only gradually, during the final decades of the 20th century, has his significance as a creative artist become fully apparent." Antony Beaumont in Grove online& & Petri (1881-1962), a noted German-born pianist, was intimately associated with Busoni. Active in the USA from the time of his American debut in 1932, he went on to teach at both Cornell University and Mills College. "From 1901, when he joined Busoni&#39;s masterclass at Weimar, the piano became his chosen instrument. Busoni took a deep interest in his development and later described him as being his &#145;most genuine pupil&#146;. Petri corrected the manuscripts of Busoni&#39;s operas and piano works, and also collaborated with him in editing Bach&#39;s keyboard works..."& & "... Although a large-scale player in the Busoni mould, Petri&#39;s playing differed in many respects to that of his teacher. He was considerably more dutiful in regard to both correct style and adherence to the printed text. In contrast to the tonal richness of Busoni&#39;s playing, Petri&#39;s piano sound frequently had a rough edge to it. His playing was noted for a massiveness of conception and for its dedicated interpretative insight. Particularly admired in Bach, Beethoven and Liszt, Petri was also a staunch advocate of his mentor&#39;s compositions, a number of which he recorded." James Methuen Campbell in Grove online& & Busoni&#39;s possible correspondent, Isidore Philippe (1863-1958), was a renowned teacher, at the Paris Conservatoire from 1903-1934, the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau from 1921-1933, privately in Paris until 1940, and in New York from 1941-1956.

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        HOWARD PYLE&#39;S BOOK OF PIRATES Pyle, Howards

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1921. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Good in Boards. No dust jacket. Needs repair. K E on the copyright page. ; Folio - over 12" - 15" ta .

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