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        A Treatise on Probability.

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1921. Orig. full cloth. Spine gilt and with gilt lettering. Very light wear along edges. Top of spine very lightly frayed. Stamps to foot of titlepage. and to foot of last leaf. XI,466 pp. a. Publisher's advertisements 2 pp. A few faint pencil underlinings and notes on the first 10 leaves. Internally clean and fine.. First edition of this landmark work in which Keynes expressed probability theory in term of the modern-type symbolism."His Treatise on Probability was not published until 1921, owing to the interruption of the war, but had been almost completed by 1911. This was at once at work of great learning ideas. Its bibliography of the literature is one of the most comprehensive that has ever been made.In regard to the original ideas, his ambition was to provide a firm mathematical basis for the probability theory on lines comparable to those of the Principia Mathematica, in which Russell and Whitehead laid the foundations of symbolic deductive logic. Of Keynes's book Bertrand Russell afterward wrote, "The mathematical calculus is astonishingly powerful, considering the very restricted premises which form its foundation - the book as a whole is one which it is impossible to praise too highly (Mathematical Gazette July 1922)."(DSB)

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      1921. 2. [BAUM,L.FRANK]. WONDERFUL GAME OF OZ. Salem: Parker Bros. (board copyrighted 1921). This is the original Oz board game in the cardboard box. The box has a gorgeous chromolithographed color plate on the cover showing Dorothy standing in front of the Tin Man and next to the Scarecrow. The Scarecrow is sitting on the back of the Cowardly Lion with Oz in the background. The box flaps are repaired with some discoloration otherwise sound and VG. This is a later issue with the cover illustration not repeated on the game board and with side panels reaching to the bottom of the box. Inside there are no dividers in the box, contains a wooden barrel, 5 (of 6) wooden dies, 4 wooden tokens and an incomplete instruction booklet. Inside the box a fabulous game board that measures 19" square when opened. This is a nice example of the game, hard to find complete.

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        L'ANIMA E L'ARTE, Milano, L'Eroica, 1921

      33,5 x 42, leg. editoriale artistica piena tela con legacci, titoli e fregi in oro sul piatto in rilievo, buone condizioni, XLVI tavole a colori applicate ed ancora 18 finissime xilografie a piena pagina prima dell'inizio del testo e poi nel testo. Si tratta di una raffinata edizione stampata su carta filigrana a mano Fabriano, a larghi margini, fabbricata appositamente per L'Eroica. Inserito sciolto anche un piccolo saggio (17 x 20) delle tricromie che ornano il volume. Ex Libris xilografato di Ercole Casali al quale il libro viene dedicato "A Ercole Casali per la passione" firmato Ettore Cozzani e sotto c'è anche la firma di Pietro Gaudenzi. Tiratura limitata di soli 500 esemplari (il ns. reca il numero 157)

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      Paris: Draeger FrEres pour Boivin & Cie 1921 Paris: [Draeger FrËres pour] Boivin & Cie, [1921]. (JOB) First edition thus. Folio. With 32 "chromotypogravures" after watercolors by Job, including four double-page and vignette at the avant- propos. [4], iv, 80pp. Original grey-green cloth, upper board pictorial, a.e.g. Spine perished, internally fine . Beautifully produced illustrated work on the life of Henri IV, king of Navarre and France

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        Kunstgeschichte der seidenweberei. berlino 1921.

      Import. ril. in tela, fregio dec. e caratt. a ril., cm 35x25, pp 49 di t., 526 ill. b/n f.t., 10 magnif. tavv a colori f.t. Ottimo esempl.

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        This Side of Paradise

      W. Collins & Sons London: W. Collins & Sons. (1921). First. First English edition. Neat contemporary owner name on the front fly, a little foxing to the foredge and endpapers, and a couple small spots on the boards, near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Fitzgerald's first book, altered considerably from the American edition. .

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        The Hideous Hermit-Forest of Wild Thyme-Noyes

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

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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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        ARCHITETTURA E ARTI DECORATIVE. Rivista d'arte e di storia. Direzione: Gustavo Giovannoni - Marcello Piacentini.

      In-4 p., brossura editoriale. Questa importante rivista illustrata, mensile e bimestrale. Iniziò le pubblicazioni nel 1921; nel 1927 divenne l'organo ufficiale del Sindacato nazionale architetti, direttore Alberto Calza Bini. A partire dal gennaio 1932 la rivista, pubblicata da Treves, prese il nome di "Architettura". Offriamo una raccolta di tutto il pubblicato , dal maggio 1921 al dicembre 1931, ben conservata (good copy). .

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        Sporting Recollections. The corrected typescript of this unpublished book, consisting of chapters on Pheasant, Duck and Quail shooting, and one, "Hits and Misses" concerning the mechanics of successful shooting; with a rejection letter from Henry Holt and Co. All contained in the original mailing envelope

      n.p. n.d. n.p., n.d.. The typescript consists of 42 pages with numerous pencil corrections, including, on two pages, the printed article on Quail as it originally appeared in the August 1921 issue of Field and Stream. On 11 x 8 1/2 inch pages, some fraying to a few margins, else fine. From the Estate of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press . As with most of Connett's books, this is a collection of articles written for magazines, in this instance some highly personalized accounts of the author's shooting experiences--the exception being "Hits and Misses", a more objective account of the mechanics of shooting: developing a smooth swing, knowing when a bird is in range, etc. (The typescript of this bears Connett's pencilled notation, "Sold 1947 to F & S [Field and Stream] but not published"). Connett, then at the publishing firm of Van Nostrand, submitted "Sporting Recollections" to Henry Holt and Company, and on February 4, 1960 it was returned: "We do not feel that we would have sufficient sales success with the work to warrant our taking it on". It is not improbable that the rather short length of the book, together with Connett's strong personalized style, was a factor in this decision; at any rate, the book did not appear in print--which, as the owner of this typescript will quickly discover, was a considerable loss to the literature of sport. A FINE TYPESCRIPT

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        Deutsche kunst und dekoration. illustrierte monatshefte fuer moderne malerei, plastik, architektur, wohnungs-kunst und kuenstlerische frauen-arbeiten... darmstadt, 1921-1934.

      Ventisei semestri (tredici annate) legate in 13 volumi di cm. 29, pp. oltre 10.000 complessive. Con moltissime illustrazioni e tavole. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Disponibile il pubblicato dall'ottobre 1921 al marzo 1934. Mancano verosimilmente i frontespizi degli ultimi due semestri. Vasta raccolta di questo periodico che fu tra le più apprezzate pubblicazioni del tempo per quanto concerne la documentazione sull'arte decorativa europea e principalmente tedesca.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Abhandlungen über Atombau aus den Jahren 1913 - 1916.

      Autorisierte deutsche Übersetzung mit einem Geleitwort von N. Bohr von Dr. Hugo Stinzing. Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig 1921. 8vo. XIX + 155 pages. Orig. cover. Front cover loose, and with a small chip.. With an inscription on the title page :"Til Paula med Tak fra Niels". ("To Paula with thanks from Niels"). This is the first translation into German of the important works of Niels Bohr.** The inscription is probably to Paula Strelitz [1892-1963], a German relative to Niels Bohr

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        Back to Methuselah. A Metabiological Pentateuch

      London: Constable & Co 1921 London: Constable & Co, 1921. First English edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original pale green cloth, spine slightly darkened, copious pencilled notes by previous owner on endpapers, stamp of "Lillah McCarthy Productions Ltd." on flyleaf, and McCarthy's signature as "Lady Keeble", of Oxford. Laurence A161b . Inscribed on the flyleaf to Lillah McCarthy, the prominent English actress of the 20's: "To Lillah / from G.B.S." Shaw was close personal and professional friend of McCarthy]s and contributed a Foreword to her memoirs, MYSELF AND MY FRIENDS (1933)

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        [Poster]: Erste Internationale Arbeiter Kinder Woche: 27. Juni - 3. Juli 1921 Veranstaltet Von Der Jugend Internationale

      Fiope Verlag Berlin: Fiope Verlag. 1921. Poster. 18" x 28". In mylar sleeve dry mounted to foam core stiffener. Very thin brown paper printed in red and black. Depicts a young girl with arms raised, holding a red flag. Old light fold and crease marks, small chip to upper right hand corner, still a remarkable near fine survivor of a very fragile and ephemeral socialist poster, prepared for the First International Working Children's Week, organized by the Youth International. .

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        Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers (4 Vols Complete)

      Forster Groom & Co, 15 Charing Cross, London: Royal United Service Institution, 1921 (Late the 23rd Foot) In uniform blue cloth covers with RWF and Welsh Dragon in red to front covers, corners and edges very lightly rubbed, blind tooling to edges. Spines have tooling and titles in gilt, edges bumped lightly. Internally all volumes clean and tight NO inscriptions, numerous coloured, & B&W illustrations, maps etc. Volume 1 - 1689-1815, tissue guarded frontis, 324 pp. Volume 2 - 1816-1914 July, frontis of the Colours, 425 pp. Volume 3 - 1914-1918 France and Flanders, B&W frontis of the War Memorial, Wrexham, 498 + index. Volume 4 - 1915-1918 Turkey Bulgaria Austria, B&W frontis of Colour Presentation, 406 + index. A lovely set, not often found complete!

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        La Genèse. Liber Genesis. Cap. Primum, Secundum et Tertium. [SIGNED]

      Leon Pichon Paris: Léon Pichon, 1921. Limited edition. Softcover. vg. 1/480. Folio. 62pp. Uncut. Original printed wrappers with gold Hebrew lettering on front cover. Title-page in red and black lettering, with publisher's device. Decorative initials. Text in red (Latin) and black (French) lettering. Somptuous limited edition of the first book of the Bible, profusely illustrated with numerous original wood engravings by Hermann-Paul and printed on paper Vergé d'Arches. Signature of publisher Léon Pichon at bottom of colophon. Head and tail of wrappers slightly chipped. Hebrew title on front cover somewhat faded. Offset on endpapers. Text in French and Latin. Wrappers in overall very good, interior in near to fine condition.

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      1921. 1. MONTGOMERY,L.M. RILLA OF INGLESIDE. NY: Frederick Stokes (1921). 8vo, blue cloth, pictorial paste-on, Fine condition. 1st ed. (simultaneous with Canadian ed.). Set on Prince Edward Island, this ia a continuation of the Anne of Green Gables saga telling of Anne's daughter Rilla. Illustrated by MARIA KIRK with color frontis. that is repeated on cover. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED: YOURS SINCERELY L.M. MONTGOMERY NOV. 20 1921. Books inscribed by Montgomery are rare.

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

      Nouvelle Revue Francaise 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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      1921. [RACKHAM, Arthur] PHILPOTTS, Eden. A DISH OF APPLES. Illustrated by Arthur RACKHAM. London: Hodder & Stoughton (1921). Limited edition, no. 206 of 500 copies, signed by the author and illustrator. 77 pp. 4to., white cloth stamped in gilt. Spine darkened, corners gently bumped, light soil to cloth. Gilt top edge and cover illustration bright. Three tipped- in color plates, with black and white illustrations in the text.

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        Julian Alden Weir: An Appreciation of his Life and Works

      The Century Club, New York, 1921. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Near Fine Condition. Charles Erskine Scott Wood's copy, a gift from Julian Alden Weir's daughter. Bound by his daughter, Caro Weir Ely whose exquisite bindings had been exhibited the year before by The Book Club of California. This bound in full blue morocco with wide dentelles onto lovely endpapers. Finely ilt corners and spine, gilt page edges and signed to Wood in gilt on the front dentelle. Light rubbing to hinges and corners, browning to the added endpapers. Wood, a good friend of Weir's, has a letter to Weir that is quoted extensively in the book, and he has made a number of holograph corrections. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039889. .

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        LOT Of 13 CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS [plus] 'Thank You for Expression of Sympathy' Printed Notecard [inscribed by (?) Newton]

      'Oak Knoll':: Privately Printed,. 1921 - 1940.. 12mo. 1st edition(s). Cf Fleck, Catalogue 86, B.15 - B.32. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copies [4] to R. W. Chapman, presumed to be Newton's fellow Johnsonian, Robert William Chapman. Divers paginations.. Blue paper wrappers. Cord tie. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco clam-shell case.. Lot is ranges from VG [1921] - Nr Fine [1940]. Case is VG.. The 13 Christmas booklets are: 'Madame Thrale Piozzi' [1921, inscribed], 'Leech Drawing' [1923], 'John Mytton' [inscribed, 1924], 'My Library' [1926], 'Reprimand' [1927], 'Nelson' [1928], 'I Want!' [inscribed, 1932], 'Ascot' [inscribed, 1933], 'Trollope Society' [1934], 'Pope, Poetry & Portrait' [1936], 'Christmas Greetings' [1937], 'George Dyer' [1938, including printed note, on orange paper, regarding coming year (1939)] & 'A Letter From England' [1940]. . A few booklets are illustrated.

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        L'Habitation Forcée [A Forced Habitation]

      Paris: René Kieffer. VG : in very good condition. Occasional spotting to pages within, not impinging on coloured plates. Minor cracking to front inner hinge. Marbled eps. 1921. Limited First Edition [26/50]. Full blocked leather covers in art deco style. 94pp. + 28 additional pl :: 28 hand-coloured pochoir illustrations by Jessie M. King; additional set of 28 plates bound-in following on - these uncoloured and without accompanying text. Full blocked leather covers by Parisian designer René Kieffer :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: Limited presentation edition with binding by Parisian bookbinder Rene Kieffer (1875-1964); beautiful hand-coloured illustrations by the renowned Scottish illustrator Jessie M. King (1875-1949). This edition with additional set of uncoloured plates by Jessie M King duplicating the original colour illustrations .

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        The Secret Agent. Drama in Four Acts

      Printed for the Author by H. J. Goulden Ltd 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’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: “I was amused by their touching anonymity in damning the play. It was like a chorus of parrots.” A fine copy of a scarce and fragile Conrad publication in printed wrappers.

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        [RELATIVITY THEORY]. Über eine naheliegende Ergänzung des Fundamentes der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

      Berlin: Akad. Wiss. Berl., 1921, Berichte 51-53, 1921 ALBERT EINSTEIN. Über eine naheliegende Ergänzung des Fundamentes der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, Berlin 1921, 8vo., 26.5 x 18.5 cms, Akad. Wiss. Berl., 1921, Berichte 51-53, (pp.261-264). Original printed wrappers. NEAR MINT CONDITION. A fine fresh example (small pencil mark to upper wrapper) of THIS RARE PAPER!! - ."Although Einstein could not accept Weyl's theory as a physical theory, he cherished "its courageous mathematical construction" and thought intensively about its conceptual foundation. This becomes clear from his paper "On a complement at hand of the bases of general relativity" of 1921. In it, he raised the question whether it would be possible to generate a geometry just from the conformal invariance of Equation without use of the conception "distance", i.e., without using rulers and clocks. He then embarked on conformal invariants and tensors of gauge-weight 0, and gave the one formed from the square of Weyl's conformal curvature tensor" Hubert, F.M. Goenner, On the History of Unified Field Theories. Reference: Weil N. 116; Schlipp-Shields No.145.. 1st Edition.

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      New York: Scientific American Publishing Co.,, 1921 A Selection of Material from the Essays Submitted in the Competition for the Eugene Higgins Prize of $5000. New York: Scientific American Publishing Co., 1921. Second Revised Edition. Signed in black fountain pen as: "Albert. Einstein" at the top of the title page. 8vo., 345pp. Original brown cloth stamped white at the spine, blind embossed cover graphic  depicting Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington's experiment proving Einstein's theorem. Frontispiece portrait. Neat bookplate on the front pastedown. A previous owner has added the printed patch to the title page: " 1. The Theory of Relativity". A very good copy. Text block clean & endpapers otherwise free of blemish without the very uncommon dustwrapper. Custom clamshell case.. Signed by Author. 2nd Edition.

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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory. Signed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921 THIRD AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. A very good copy showing modest use. Gilt stamped front cover, spine lettering faded as usual, head & heel neatly reinforced. Very neatly signed "A. Einstein" in blue-black fountain pen on the verso of the frontispiece. Bulks at 1"1/16, vs. 13/16" for the 2nd & 3/4" for the 1st.. The rare Third Edition dustwrapper present in very good condition. Some smartly executed conservation at the extremities Custom deep blue clamshell case with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side.. Signed by Author. Third Edition Signed.

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        Tanglewood Tales

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1921). Quarto. 308pp., + (36)ff. plates. Illustrated throughout with ten full-page color plates, protected by titled tissue guards, and numerous black & white drawings by Virginia Frances Sterrett. Sterrett was just nineteen when Penn Publishing commissioned her first book, Old French Fairy Tales. This is her second of only three books completed before her death of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-one. Bound in blue gilt-stamped cloth, with a large, color pictorial label to the front cover and illustrated endpapers. Good with corners bumped, some wear to extremities, color restoration along spine and at corners, and rear inner hinge repaired.

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      Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Compamy, 1921. TANGLEWOOD TALES- Nathaniel Hawthorne- Illustrated by Virginia Frances Sterrett- The Penn Publishing Compamy, Philadelphia- 1921- 1st Edition- 1st Printing- [1921 on copyright page, no other printings mentioned]- [PO dedication on ffep December 1921]- Hardcover:-Large 4to- Near FINE-FINE/ no jacket as issued- Original dark blue cloth withgilt titles on spine and cover and applied illustration in color of a girl riding a white bull in the water- very minimal rubbing to cover, square, tight and clean- 261pp are clean and crisp, no tears, nicks or writing- illustrated endpapers in blue, white and orange- SEE MY PHOTOS- Includes: The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds and The Golden Fleece- 24 illustrations by Sterrett including 10 full page plates in color and tissue guarded- A gorgeous copy!- Fiction-juvenile-mythology-adventure-illustrated-Sterrett (3789) . 1st Edition-1st Printing. Illustrated Cloth w/pastedown. Near FINE-FINE/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Virginia Frances Sterrett. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Jæger- og Fiskerliv

      Tredie forøgede udgave Kristiania 1921. 8vo. 196 s. Illustrert. Orig. dekorert helsjirtingbd.. Bilagt med "Kogebog for friluftsmænd. Jægere, Fiskere, Seilere og skiløbere" i orig. omsl

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        Jésus-Christ rastaquouère

      Paris: Collection Dada, 1921. Broché. 19,5x25cm. Edition originale, un des 50 ex numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête après 10 Chine. Ouvrage illustré de dessins de Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Dos légèrement passé, pâles taches sans gravité sur le premier plat, agréable état intérieur. Rare. - Collection Dada, Paris _1921, 19,5x25cm, broché. - broché

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        Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & D'estampes. Together with Supplément

      Amsterdam and The Hague: Vereenigde Drukkerijen, 1921, 1956. Two quarto volumes. xi, 598pp.; xi, 463pp. First editions. Both volumes abundantly illustrated with merchant, printer, and collectors' stamps and insignia. Volume II is a supplement issued thirty-five years after volume I. Both are bound in olive green cloth gilt lettered on the covers and spines. Volume I with a plain paper dustwrapper. Crease to fore-corner of volume I binding, wrapper a bit edgeworn and foxed, and with a small portion missing at spine foot. Overall, a near fine set of this important reference resource.

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      1921. 1. (DONAHEY,WILLIAM)illus. THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER GOOSE. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1921). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 120p., Fine condition. First edition. Claiming to be the most complete American Mother Goose, there are 700 rhymes with index. Illustrated by Donahey (creator of the Teenie Weenies) with over 100 terrific illustrations including pictorial endpapers and 12 great, bright color plates. Reissued later that same year under the title The Teenie Weenie Man's Mother Goose. Scarce and an unusually nice copy.

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      1921. 2. (DONAHEY,WILLIAM)illus. TEENIE WEENIE MAN'S MOTHER GOOSE. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1921). 4to (9 x 11"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 120p., slight soil and rubbing, VG+. 1st edition. Claiming to be the most complete American Mother Goose, there are 700 rhymes with index. Illustrated by Donahey (creator of the Teenie Weenies) with over 100 terrific illustrations including pictorial endpapers and 12 great, bright color plates. Scarce.

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      1921. 2. (DONAHEY,WILLIAM)illus. TEENIE WEENIE MAN'S MOTHER GOOSE. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1921). 4to (9 x 11"), cloth, pictorial paste-on, 120p., slight soil and rubbing, VG+. 1st edition. Claiming to be the most complete American Mother Goose, there are 700 rhymes with index. Illustrated by Donahey (creator of the Teenie Weenies) with over 100 terrific illustrations including pictorial endpapers and 12 great, bright color plates. Scarce.

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        Dante. melanges de critique et d'erudition francaises publies a' l'occasion du vi. centenaire de la mort du poete... paris, 1921.

      Cm. 26, pp. 277 (3). Testo elegantemente stampato in rosso e nero; con illustrazioni e 40 tavole fuori testo (ciascuna protetta da velina parlante). Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino marron, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro, piatti decorati da ricchi fregi ed intarsi policromi angolari. Doublure interna e sguardie in seta, taglio di testa dorato e brossura orig. ill. conservata (compreso il dorso). Legatura datata (1921) ma curiosamente non firmata, nonostante l'ottima fattura, sicuramente parigina. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Bella pubblicazione in tiratura limitata edita dall'Union Intellectuelle Franco-Italienne.

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        Proletarier! Wählt: Kommunisten! Liste V.K.P.D

      [1921]. First Edition. S.I. [Vereinigten Kommunistischen Partei Deutschlands, 1921?]. Lithograph in colors, 70cm x 50cm (ca 27-1/2" x 19-1/2"). Small white tape adhesion to verso; small chips to margins at corners, else a bright, Near Fine example. Signed in plate "Lindemann," lower right; no publisher's imprint. & & Pro-Communist campaign poster produced for the Prussian State elections of 1921. A dramatic and colorful propaganda image, rarely seen in such nice condition.

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      London: William Heinemann, (1921). Quarto. xviii, 76pp., + 24ff. plates. One of 550 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. With twenty-four tipped-in color plates and thirty-seven line drawings. Bound in pictorially gilt-stamped white paper-covered boards, with a gilt-titled vellum spine. Toning to boards, rubbing and wear to extremities, spine shows some rubbing to gilt and spotting to vellum, small chip to paper on rear board, else a nice copy. T.e.g.

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      1921. hardcover. <center><b>one of 550 copies signed by Rackham</b></center> (Rackham, Arthur) Milton, John. COMUS. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: William Heinemann | New York: Doubleday Page & Co., n.d. [1921]. Original white paper-covered boards with white parchment spine. <p>Arthur Rackham edition, being copy #389 of 550 copies signed by Rackham. This is Milton&#39;s unusual verse telling the tale of a woman who becomes separated from her two brothers while walking in the woods, and is lured by Comus (disguised as a simple villager) to his palace of pleasure, where she then struggles for her virtue... Included are numerous color plates tipped onto heavy paper with printed tissue-guards, plus many black-and-white illustrations in the text.</p> <p>This copy, with the leaves still unopened, is in near-fine condition (very light cover soil, but the gilt remains strong).</p> SIGNED / INSCRIBED / ASSOCIATION COPIES, VERSE / POETRY (Sumner & Stillman Code:12293)

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      London; New York: William Heinemann; Doubleday Page & Co , 1921. Green cloth covers with gilt illustration and titles, illustrated blue endpapers, green upper page edges, 76pp, 24 glorious tipped in colour plates by Arthur Rackham, all with tissue guards. Additional line drawings in text. Minor rubbing to covers, some age spotting throughout, but plates clean and free from age spotting. Near very good condition. Undated, circa 1921.. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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      1290. From a Phillipps-Beatty Bible: Two of the Most Beautiful Leaves We Have Ever Offered 330 x 229 mm (13 x 9"). Double column, 40 lines of text in an extraordinarily fine gothic book hand. Attractively matted. Rubrics in red, capitals struck with red, headlines and chapter number in red and blue, one two-line chapter initial in blue with elaborate red and blue penwork extending the full length of the leaf in the inner margin, and the recto WITH A MAGNIFICENT HISTORIATED INITIAL "F" showing Judas Maccabeus and three others standing before God, Judas at the front of the group gesturing with a finger of one hand pointing at the other hand (see below), the scene set against a magenta and white tesselated background, the body of the initial in blue, pink, and white with burnished gold disks (the scenic part of the initial measuring approximately 42 mm. square, but with a wide descender several lines long), the letter terminating near the top of the middle margin with a leafy stalk surmounted by a pensive, scrawny bird. A tiny bit of wrinkling at one lower corner, otherwise REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED, ESPECIALLY BRIGHT, CLEAN, AND FRESH, WITH THE INITIAL IN PRISTINE CONDITION. This and the next item are two of the most beautiful Bible leaves we have ever offered for sale, and, not surprisingly, they come with distinguished provenance. The condition could not be any better, and the artistic accomplishment here is difficult to overpraise. The painter, who has obviously done his work with great care and confidence, has produced a scene characterized by sharply defined figures, impressive precision in the application of paint, and an intelligent design, all of which add up to an unusually high level of aesthetic achievement, especially for the time period. The iconography here is intriguing. The opening chapter of II Machabees contains a letter from Judas Maccabeus and leaders of the Jewish community in Jerusalem inviting the Jews of Egypt to join in celebrating a festival of thanksgiving (which became the holiday known today as Hanukkah), commemorating the liberation of Jerusalem from Syrian control and the reconsecration of the Temple after its desecration by Antiochus IV. In French and Italian illuminated Bibles of the 13th century, the conventional historiated initial for II Machabees depicts a messenger either receiving the letter in Jerusalem or delivering it in Egypt. Our miniature, by contrast, presents an unusual and perhaps original tableaux. Architectural elements at the right edge represent the newly rededicated Temple, as an image of God looks out benevolently from beneath the soffit of the building's cornice in the direction of four figures at the left side, apparently representing Judas Maccabeus and three of the others who jointly authored the letter with him. The arrangement of the hands of the Judas figure suggests a speaking gesture, though whether addressing thanksgiving to God or related somehow to the contents of the letter is unclear. Our leaf was once part of a spectacular Bible in the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (his MS 2506) and later owned by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (his MS W.173). Phillipps bought the manuscript in the 1820s from Thomas Thorpe, who had purchased it in Spain. The Bordeaux origin is bolstered by the presence in the original volume of two 16th century inscriptions by monks from that city. Phillipps' heirs sold the Bible privately to Beatty in 1921, and it was sold in his sale at Sotheby's on 24 June 1969 to Alan Thomas, then bought, in turn, by Duschnes of New York and broken up. Phillipps (1792-1872) began collecting books with his schoolboy allowance, and once he succeeded to his father's large estate, he made collecting the chief business of his life, eventually becoming simply the greatest collector of manuscripts in history. His collection reached the staggering number of 60,000 manuscripts and approximately 1,000 incunabula, as well as many other printed books old and new. By the time he was 35, the American (later British and then Irish) engineer Beatty (1875-1968) had made a fortune in copper mining. But the years in the mines, where he started at the bottom, caused serious harm to his lungs, and he spent considerable time travelling to salubrious climates to repair his health. Cairo in particular became a second home and a location from which he began a serious career in collecting manuscripts, at first Islamic and then Western, accumulating in the end enough material to fill a catalogue of some 38 volumes. According to George Edwards' article in "Grolier 2000," Beatty "had the highest standards of quality and condition" as a collector, a claim that is validated by the present leaf.

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        Hermann Hesse Elf Aquarelle Aus Dem Tessin

      Munchen: Wielandmappe I Bei O.C. Recht, 1921. 11 prints of works of art by Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) German-born Swiss writer and artist, Nobel Prize for Literature winner (1946); artwork in colors, collated complete with the cover art counting as one of the pieces, a tipped-on oval; others printed on browned, brittle paper; landscapes scenes, views, with still-good coloring; with some edgewear, tearing, closed tears, fragile; 13 3/4" x 11 1/2" original printed portfolio wrap size; wraps very worn, soiled, old tape repairs at spine, old abrasion-rubbing and wrinkling of spine paper along edge; overall, good condition and an unusual survival of Hesse&#39; creative artistic work. . First Edition. Portfolio. Good.

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        Circa 1920s Collection of Original Artwork for the Boys Aviation Adventure Stories of Thomson Burtis (with) Several Volumes of Burtis Aviation Fiction and a Photograph of a Flyer

      Collection includes: When Good Fellows Get Together from Adventure two airmen being held up at gunpoint, plane in background, Vol. XXIX No. 6 June 18 1921, approx 9 1/2" x 12", ink on paper, little bit of brown coloring & old ink splash on one figure, very good; The Lucky Crash by Thomson Burtis, 7 1/2" x 15" ink on stiff cardstock, with a airborne plane racing a train below, very good; "Lieutenant Scarth The Man Who - " by Thomson Burtis, head-wounded man, waving paper news, 5 3/4" x 14" ink on cardstock, darkened, old pinholes in corners, good; Direct Methods by Thomson Burtis, airman in flying gear engaged in fisticuffs with a northern woods type, 7 1/2" x 12 1/4" ink on stiff cardstock, old soil and discoloration across part image, about good; The Jump-Back by Thomson Burtis, ink on paper, 6 1/4" x 11", man jumping out of plane, some dustiness, with "March 20th Adventure" publishers&#39; deadline card on back, very good; Flying Cannon by Thomson Burtis, 11" x 13 3/4" ink with light blue heightening on paper, tough-looking helmeted flyer on ground with his plane, others in the sky above, some edgewear and tear, creasing, still about very good; Riding Herd - Modern Style A Complete Novelette by Thomson Burtis (signed) Arthur Schwieder, and with his name and address in NYC on the back, image is of running men on ground (obviously crims) being &#39;herded&#39; by biplane aloft, ink on stiff paper, 11" x 14" (art is about 2/3 page), pinholes in corners, very good; There and Back A Complete Novelette by Thomson Burtis, ink on stiff cardstock, two men wrassling on the ground, aghast woman looks on, one man appears to be wearing a flying helmet, 11" x 14 1/2" some soiling and wear, very good; (Untitled) 5 3/4" x 13 1/2" ink on cardstock, pinholes in corners, image of crashed biplane, two fliers look on to injured/dead flier on ground with attached parachute, cowboy looks on, wear and soiling, very good, initialed "W.M.A."; The Airwaymen a Complete Novel by Thomson Burtis Adventure July 20 1923 Vol. XLI No. 5, ink with some heightening in white on pebbled-finish paper, initialed "T." 10" x 13", biplane flying over northern woods, couple of baddies scuttling off below, very edge-chipped and worn, fair only condition; (with) these copies of Burtis books, all Grosset & Dunlap, the first in a very chipped and worn jacket, rest in greenish cloth: Wing for Wing; Rex Lee - Gypsy Flyer, Night Flyer, Mysterious Flight; Flying Black Birds; Daredevils of the Air; (with) a 8" x 10" photograph of a man in flyer&#39;s garb standing in front of a biplane (with) a framed copy of the same and colorized, which may be imagery of Burtis since he had been a flyer, no identification or photographer&#39;s credit given; the artwork overall in good condition, working drawings with erasures, corrections and size indicators, etc; a nice collection of early twentieth-century aviation story related illustrative material, by many different artists, for the stories of a prolific author of the genre.. Good.

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        RELATIVITY. The Special And The General Theory. Signed

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921 SECOND AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo., xiii + 168 pp. A very good copy; gilt stamped front cover, [back panel a bit mottled], minor erasure on the ffe. Signed in full on the half title as "Albert Einstein, 1926" in black fountain pen. In a very good or better example of the rare Second Edition Dustwrapper, with minor conservation at the extremities. A nice tight example. Custom gilt-lettered deep blue cloth clamshell case with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side.. Signed by Author. Second Edition Signed.

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      New York: Scientific American Publishing Co.,, 1921 A Selection of Material from the Essays Submitted in the Competition for the Eugene Higgins Prize of $5000. New York: Scientific American Publishing Co., 1921. Second Revised Edition. Signed in black fountain pen as: "Albert. Einstein" at the top of the title page. 8vo., 345pp. Original brown cloth stamped white at the spine, blind embossed cover graphic  depicting Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington&#39;s experiment proving Einstein&#39;s theorem. Frontispiece portrait. Neat bookplate on the front pastedown. A previous owner has added the printed patch to the title page: " 1. The Theory of Relativity". A very good copy. Text block clean & endpapers otherwise free of blemish without the very uncommon dustwrapper. Custom clamshell case.. Signed by Author. 2nd Edition.

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