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        Pachtüwa-Chtä. An Arrikkara Warrior

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Talbot after Bodmer. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.1 A fine powerful portrait of a proud successful warrior. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian were introduced to this member of the Arikara tribe by Mató-Tópe ( a Mandan chief) in March 1834 whilst they overwintered at Fort Clark. Pachtüwa-Chtä had been a member of a war party that had attacked and killed three traders near the Heart River in 1830. He stands, armed with a gunstock club with a painted metal blade, his head adorned with symbols of his prowess in battle. Although there were many reports of the Arikara (or Arikaree), their hostility towards the whites ensured that they were only rarely encountered by either Bodmer or Maximilian. In return for posing for his portrait Pachtüwa-Chtä asked for a picture of a bear against a forested background which he was probably going to employ as part of his personal medicine as an aid in either hunting or battle. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. `David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Diary kept by Joseph McAleenan of A Cruise for Sword-Fish in the Month of July, 1916

      New York: Privately Printed for the Author and His Friends [by H.S. Nichols, 17 E. 33rd St], 1922. First edition, no. 26 of 50 copies signed by the Author, with an eight-line inscription. Frontispiece and 29 half-tone plates. pp. [i-ii] blank, [iii]-[xvi], [xvii-xviii] half-title, 1-115, [116, blank], [1, printer's notice]. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark green cloth, covers with gilt borders, upper board with gilt vignette of schooner, lower board with vignette of swordfish, t.e.g. Very slightly rubbing to spine ends, otherwise a fine copy. First edition, no. 26 of 50 copies signed by the Author, with an eight-line inscription. Frontispiece and 29 half-tone plates. pp. [i-ii] blank, [iii]-[xvi], [xvii-xviii] half-title, 1-115, [116, blank], [1, printer's notice]. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 50 Copies. Rare and privately printed account of fishing for swordfish off Montauk Point and the adjacent waters of Block Island. McAleenan was also the author of several sporting memoirs issued in very limited numbers. He has a flair for writing and writes lovingly of this three-week adventure, harpooning swordfish, battling sharks, sighting whales, etc.: "…glad days, cheery companions, and the joy of living…[for] those who have heard the wind in strange places…" (Foreword). This copy is signed by the author and is additionally inscribed by him with a paragraph beginning "Dear George, to you friend of my heart I send this diary of a cruise on as sweet a schooner as ever sailed …" and signed "Joe". Bruns M-91 (omitting title and full description); Litchfield p. 79

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        One of Ours (Signed Limited Edition bound in vellum)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First Edition. First Edition. One of only 35 copies (this being No. 20), SIGNED by the author and bound in Imperial Japan vellum, with gilt titles, gilt topstain, and ribbon marker. Though not called for, this copy is additionally SIGNED by Cather on the front endpaper as well. Copy belonging to internationally renowned violinist and conductor Efrem Zimbalist, with his elegant leather bookplate to the front pastedown. Zimbalist was a socialite and an intellectual, becoming well known for bringing to his home the famed authors and personas of his day. Fine and tight, bound in vellum and housed in an attractive custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Au Temps de Jesus-Christ. Contes populaires Tschechioslovaques mis en francais par Louise-Denise Germain. Preface de Charles Vildrac. Gravures sur bois de Joseph Sima. Nummeriertes Exemplar N° 216 von 300 Exemplaren

      Paris: Kaufmann 1922 Ungebundenen Lagen mit OUmschlag, unpgn., 8°, mit 10 ganzseitigen Illustrationen und Textvignetten von J. Sima. Umschlag leicht beschmutzt und wenig berieben/eingerissen. Innen sehr guter Zustand.Wertvolle Bücher, Kunst, Avantgarde, J. Sima

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        The Life of Samuel Johnson The Temple Bar Edition, Including 'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides'

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922., 1922. FINELY BOUND. In ten volumes. Medium Octavo. With a frontispiece engraving of Johnson and other engraved plates. No. 115 of 750 sets originally for sale. With a bibliographical introduction by Clement Shorter and an introduction to each vol. by the following: Aleyn Lyell Reade; Augustine Birrell; Prof. Trent; G.K. Chesterton; Edward Newton; John Drinkwater; R.B. Adam; Walter De La Mare; Prof. Tinker and Richard Ashe King. In contemporary half brown morocco by SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE, with raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Top edges gilt and marbled boards and end-papers. Some wear to joints, otherwise near-fine. A superlative edition of Boswell's magnum opus.

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        LE CARTON AUX ESTAMPES. Illustrations de Louis JOU.

      Mornay 1922 - In-8 carré ( 220 X 180 mm ), demi-maroquin terra-cotta à bandes, dos à nerfs orné de petites rosaces mosaïquées, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés. Belle illustration composée d'un frontispice, d'ornements typographiques et de 19 gravures à pleine page. Un des 100 exemplaires sur Hollande ( n°73 ), avec une suite sur Japon. Très bel exemplaire, bien relié. Litterature illustré-moderne Beaux-arts Gravure Edition-originale [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        The Waste Land

      New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated second edition; #36 of 1,000 numbered copies of what is actually the second printing of the first edition. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Fading to cloth at spine, light rubbing and faint mottling to cloth at rear. Previous owner name in ink and crossed out in heavy pencil on front free end paper; bookseller stamp to rear free end paper. Pages lightly toned. A lovely copy of what is considered to be one of the most important long poems of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La flotte de Bonaparte sur les côtes d'Egypte. Les prodrômes d'Aboukir. État des connaissances maritimes sur l' Égypte à la fin du XVIII siècle. Les préparatifs maritimes de l'Expédition d' Égypte. Le séjour de la flotte à Alexandrie. Le séjour de la flotte à Aboukir. Le Maître de l'heure.

      IFAO, Le Caire 1922 - Very rare. Mémoires de la Société Royale de Géographie d'Égypte, publiés sous les auspices de Sa Majesté Fouad I, roi d'Égypte. Société Royale de Géographie d' Égypte. IFAO, Le Caire, 1922. First edition. Folio, vii & 149 pages, 8 plates. Bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Indians hunting the Bison

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer. Small tears to upper and lower margin. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.18) An archetypal scene from the American Northern Plains. Bodmer had taken an active part in a Buffalo hunt which took place on 11 October 1833 near Fort Union, as the travelers made their way back down the Missouri from Fort McKenzie to Fort Clarke where they were to overwinter. In the present image four Indians on horseback, armed only with bows and arrows, ride furiously in amongst the scattering herd of buffalo, the foremost figure has just brought down a large animal to his left, but has turned and already notched another arrow to his bow which he sights at another animal in front and to the right. A composite view, the animals are probably sketched from individuals Bodmer recorded during the October hunt. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        DIARY OF A JOURNEY FROM SRINAGAR TO KASHGAR VIA GILGIT

      Kashgar: Swedish Mission Press, 1922. Bound in local multi-coloured Ikat cloth. No. 72 of an unspecified limitation, "For private circulation only." Inscribed on the Presentation page: "To Gertrude Buchan from HIH". Pp. [Presentation leaf], Title-page with limitation, Table of Contents, [3]-80; folding route map 41.5 cm x 20.5 cm, bound "in a stuff of which clothes are made in Central Asia and it is the first book, if I may be forgiven for calling it a book, to be published in this part of the world in any European language." - from the presentation page. Endpages browned, first blank loose, otherwise interior very good. The fabric over the spine is lacking, otherwise a very good, tight copy overall. Harold Ivan Harding was born in Toronto 29 January 1883 and died at age 60 on 29 December 1943 at Te Puhapa, Mamáo, Tahiti. Entered British Consular Service in China in 1902 and served in various capacities until 1922 when he became Vice-Consul at Kashgar. His mother's family [Grace Elizabeth Lesslie], were related to the distinguished early Toronto booksellers Lesslie & Sons, York (Toronto), Dundas & Kingston (See Hulse). There is a substantial archive of Lesslie family papers in the Dundas (Ontario) Museum and Archives. Quite scarce. . Inscribed. Hard Cover. Octavo.

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        Autographed Letter Signed as an Aspiring Writer

      1922. unbound. An unknown P. L. Travers, with all the ambitions and desires of becoming a successful writer, sends an exceedingly rare autographed letter to a well-wisher. Signed twice: "Helen Goff." 1 page, 6.5 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1922 (she stopped using her real name in 1925), in full: "My dear Mr. Howard, Many thanks for the compliment you have paid me. I trust you will have cause to be very proud of the signature someday which appears on the next page - I am trying hard. With kind regards, and wishes for your success: Sincerely yours, Helen Goff." On the next page she has again signed her given name. Note: In 1924 Helen Goff ended her unsuccessful writing career and began anew under the pen name P. L. Travers. Within a year she would bury her traumatic past along with her real name Helen Goff and recreate an entirely new persona. Nine years later, with the success of Mary Poppins, she would become an international star and nobody would ever remember the failed and traumatic Helen Goff. The 2013 movie "Saving Mr. Banks" is a dramatized story about both the working process during the planning of Mary Poppins and also of Travers' early life, drawing parallels with Mary Poppins and that of the author's childhood. To our knowledge there has never been a prior sale of a letter, document, or photograph signed "Helen Goff." Each book and speaking engagement contract that has survived the test of time is signed "P. L. Travers." All of her personal identification including passports, deeds, bank books, automobile licenses, etc. were also signed "P. L. Travers." Ironically she never filed a formal name-change affidavit in her native Australia. This important literary discovery is worthy of inclusion in the best institution or historical society collection. One natural fold; near fine condition. Australian born British novelist, actress, and journalist who migrated to England and lived most of her adult life there. She is known best for the Mary Poppins series of children's books featuring the magical nanny Mary Poppins.

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        Die Bürger, die Künstler und der Narr". Autograph poem.

      No place, 27/28 January 1922. - 1 p. (42 lines). 8vo. Mounted on cardboard. A working manuscript, comprising three 14-line stanzas, written in dark brown ink, with autograph title ("Die Bürger, die Künstler und der Narr"), containing a number of deletions, corrections and revisions. "Unter einem Künstler verstehen sie einen, / der sich nicht abgibt mit solchen Schweinen / und nichts zu tun hat mit allen den Dingen, / die ihnen im Handumdrehn gelingen, / um sich dafür mit Schaffen und Schreiben / und hauptsächlich ihnen die Zeit zu vertreiben; / und da er doch von Beruf ein Träumer / und deshalb auch Schuldterminversäumer, / der das tut, wozu er nicht ist verpflichtet, / und das andere lieber läßt unverrichtet, / so kann er zwar leichter als sie sich entflammen, / sonst aber geht es ihm gar nicht zusammen. / Und teilten die Bürger nicht besser sichs ein, / ja dann könnten sie auch solche Künstler sein! [.]". - First published in 1922 in "Worte in Versen" vol. VI. - Slightly spotty.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Bildnerei der Geisteskranken. Ein Beitrag zur Psychologie und Psychopathologie der Gestaltung.

      Berlin Springer, 1922 - seltene EA. des berühmten Werkes. Die Initiative ging von Wilmanns aus, dem damaligen Direktor der Heidelberger Psychiatrischen Klinik. Er ermöglichte Prinzhorn (1886-1933), in zwei Jahren Freistellung von der Kliniksarbeit das Material zu sammeln. Prinzhorn verschickte 1919 ein Schreiben an die damaligen großen Anstalten und bat um Material für ein psychopathologisches Museum für wissenschaftliche Zwecke. Aus dem reichhaltigen Material entstand die berühmte "Prinzhorn-Sammlung", die weltweit bedeutendste historische Dokumentation des bildnerischen Schaffens psychisch Kranker (insgesamt rd. 6000 Objekte). Ein Teil davon ist in diesem Buch veröffentlicht. Die Sammlung ist jetzt wieder in der Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, wo Prinzhorn arbeitete Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1424 4°, schwarzer OKart., fachmänn. reparierte kleine Defekte an Kopf und Schwanz; VIII, 361 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen, 187 zum Teil farbige Abb. im Text und auf 20 Tafeln; sehr gutes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jean-Jacques de Nantes

      Edition originale, un des 20 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête.Envoi autographe daté et signé de Jean Sarment à Robert Delaroche-Vernet.Un léger manque en pied du premier plat au niveau des témoins.Bel exemplaire à toutes marges. Plon Paris 1922 14,5x21cm broché

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        Broderies Chinoises

      Paris: Henri Ernst. Very Good. c. 1922. First. Thirty-six plates representing 96 motifs in an interesting and effective combination of printed image together with pochoir and hand coloring. All of which lends a three-dimensional effect to the images. Three leaves (six pages) of text: Title, Introduction & Table of Plates. This portfolio includes a loose September 1923 folio article entitled "Colorful Embroideries from China are Now in the Mode." String ties.; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Old Florida Bookshop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA]
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        [ Title in Russian:] GOLODNIAK [Hunger]

      Moscow: [ Tip. TSIT], 1922. Small octavo. Stiff printed wrappers. Text uniformly tanned, some spotting to wrappers, but a good copy. First edition of this small collection of verse. One of 1000 copies printed. OCLC/Worldcat locates six copies. GETTY 361.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        L'EVENTAIL. Poésies de nouvelles de Louis Codet, Jean Pellerin et de MM. Roger Allard, André Breton, Francis Carco, M. Chevrier, F. Fleuret, G. Gabory, Max Jacob, Valery Larbaud, A. Salmon

      Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 1922 - EDITION ORIGINALE. 10 EAUX-FORTES originales de Marie LAURENCIN illustrent les têtes de chapitre. Tirage unique à 335 exemplaires. Un des 327 numérotés sur Hollande Van Gelder vergé filigrané « A l'Amour ». >>> Fervent lecteur des Soirées de Paris, Breton rentre en relation épistolaire avec Apollinaire en décembre 1915. Il rencontre le poète le lendemain de sa trépanation, en mai de l'année suivante, lors d'une permission parisienne. Les deux hommes se fréquenteront alors, Breton lui rendant souvent visite au 202 boulevard Saint-Germain où il fait la connaissance de Marie Laurencin en 1916. Breton lui consacrera un premier texte en mars 1917, qui sera publié en 1918 dans la revue le Livret Critique. En 1922, André Breton s'installe dans l'ancien atelier de Jacques Rigaut, rue Fontaine. En mars parait le premier numéro de la nouvelle série de Littérature, dirigée par le jeune écrivain. La revue après quelques numéros trouve un mécène en la personne de Jacques Doucet, chez qui Breton était conseiller artistique et bibliothécaire depuis juin 1921. Gaston Gallimard quant à lui accepte d'assurer la diffusion de la jeune revue. Bien que plus préoccupé des soubresauts de Dada, Breton lui donne alors un de ses premiers poèmes, L'AN SUAVE rédigé en avril 1914, pour l'ouvrage collectif L'EVENTAIL orné de gravures originales de Marie Laurencin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE HOLY EXPERIMENT [cover title] A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD FROM PENNSYLVANIA

      [Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1922. Folio (58 x 39.5 cm). Twenty-two loose mounted color plates, accompanied by folded gatherings of text, laid into full brown calf portfolio, the latter decorated in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt. and with two brass fore-clasps. Accompanied by a separately printed book of text translations (see below). Tiny receipt date stamped in upper corners of colophon leaf of the main work and the half-title of the separate text, wrappers of separate text volume a trace hand-soiled, spine ends a bit rubbed, otherwise very near fine. First edition, "international issue." One of 250 numbered copies thus, from a total edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author/artist. With a list of subscribers and a biographical note. This "International" issue is accompanied by a separate folio book, 79,[33]pp., printing the text in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Like the contents of the main work, it is elegantly printed in red and black on Italian handmade paper. Violet Oakley (June 10, 1874 - February 25, 1961) was a transformative force in the field of American mural painting and a principal affiliate of the Brandywine school of painting and illustration. After studying abroad and a term as a student of Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute, she was commissioned to undertake the murals and stained glass for the Church of All Angels in New York, earning her distinction as America's first professional woman artist. Her political beliefs were shaped by the Quaker William Penn whose ideals she represented in her murals at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the subject of the present work. She was committed to the principles of pacifism, equality of the races and sexes, economic and social justice, and international government. She lived with two other women artists, and the three were known professionally as the "Red Rose Girls." They were joined by a fourth woman, Henrietta Cozzens, with whom Oakley had a long-term committed relationship, and they collectively adopted a common surname: the 'Cogs' family. When the United States refused to join the League of Nations after the Great War, Oakley went to Geneva, Switzerland, as an informal self- appointed Ambassador and spent three years drawing portraits of the League's delegates. After World War II, Oakley was an early advocate of nuclear disarmament. In terms of format, this work is similar to her 1932 portfolio, LAW TRIUMPHANT.

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        THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN

      J. M. Dent & Sons 1922 - FIVE VOLUMES ONLY, OF A 6 VOLUME SET, published by Dent and illustrated with colored plates by C. E. Brock. All five volumes BOUND BY BAYNTUN IN 3/4 POLISHED CALF OVER DECORATIVE PAPERED BOARDS WITH ACCENTING TITLE BLOCKS AND GILT FLOURISH ON SPINES, TEG. Minimal rubbing to some corners and hinges and head and foot of spines, interiors virtually unopened. Contains the following; Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey. The missing volume is #2 "Pride and Prejudice". Sweet color illustrations as frontis and throughout the five volumes. A fine collection. Large 12mo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        Fac Simile of an Indian Painting

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922. Aquatint engraving by J. Hurlimann after Bodmer. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.18) An important record of the work of the prominent Mandan Chief, Mató-Tópe (`Four Bears'). He here records an incident from amongst his own many war exploits: during hand-to-hand combat with a Cheyenne Chief, he grabbed for his opponent's knife and wounded his own hand in the process. In the actual encounter he managed to get hold of the knife and used it to kill his opponent. Mató-Tópe was the second chief of the Mandans, one of George Catlin's closest Indian friend (he had painted him in 1832) and a popular leader amongst his people, respected for his prowess in battle. He was also admired by Prince Maximilian, not only for his bravery and his knowledge of the customs of the Mandans and the neighboring Arikaras, but also for his strength of character and generosity. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson. The Temple Bar Edition, Including 'Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides'.

      New York: Gabriel Wells, 1922., 1922. FINELY BOUND. In ten volumes. Medium Octavo. With a frontispiece engraving of Johnson and other engraved plates. No. 115 of 750 sets originally for sale. With a bibliographical introduction by Clement Shorter and an introduction to each vol. by the following: Aleyn Lyell Reade; Augustine Birrell; Prof. Trent; G.K. Chesterton; Edward Newton; John Drinkwater; R.B. Adam; Walter De La Mare; Prof. Tinker and Richard Ashe King. In contemporary half brown morocco by SANGORSKI AND SUTCLIFFE, with raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Top edges gilt and marbled boards and end-papers. Some wear to joints, otherwise near-fine. A superlative edition of Boswell's magnum opus.

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        Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed with initials, 2 pp on one folio sheet, with fully signed transmittal envelope, Providence, R.I., Octr. 15, 1927

      Very Good. Lovecraft was a voluminous letter writer, especially to fellow writers of fantasy, horror, and weird tales. In particular, he had a lengthy period of correspondence with Clark Ashton Smith. They became friends in 1922 when Lovecraft sent Smith fan letter after his "The Hashish Eater, or The Apocalypse of Evil" was published in "Ebony and Crystal." Smith (1893-1961), the poet, painter and fellow fantasy and horror writer, along with Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft became known as the Triumvirate of "Weird Tales."   This letter was written after Lovecraft had spent a couple of years in New York City and had returned home to Providence. It is a revealing letter in how Lovecraft sees himself through his upbringing in New England and also a letter that refers to many of his friends and colleagues in the world of fantasy and horror fiction.   Lovecraft begins by commenting on Smith's paintings which Smith had sent him. "I certainly did enjoy that shipment of paintings" and further comments on their "distorted shapes of lush, unwholesome, extra-terrestrial vegetation." He mentions that he had not yet sent them on to Dwyer, but wishes that he "had Wandrei's financial resources, so that I might invest in one or two!" He refers here to Donald Wandrei, a writer whose work also appeared in "Weird Tales." Wandrei, a friend and protégé of Lovecraft, was a member of the "Lovecraft Circle," along with Clark Ashton Smith and Frank Belknap Long. Wandrei is also one of the editors of the Selected Letters of Lovecraft.   Commenting on "futility & work," Lovecraft informs his correspondent, "I have come to the comfortably elderly condition of not caring a rap whether I do anything or not! I had really much rather read than write things." Regarding writing, he says, "What I absolutely must have... is a general atmosphere exactly like that of my youth... I did not realise my dependence on these things till I tried living in New York... I discovered that the cosmic & cosmopolitan element in me is the thinnest of veneers, & that I am actually - so far as all the deeper emotions... are concerned - an extremely localized New Englander of the most pronounced type...." He continues, "My ideal is to be an absolutely passive & non-participating spectator to the pageant of meaningless existence...."   Continuing further, he discusses his family. "I simply don't care whether or not I see & talk to anybody except my family. My family don't care for the weird, but they don't object to my caring for it - hence provide an atmosphere of friendly harmony even though they aren't likely to share my ravings anent [sic] Algernon Blackwood or Arthur Machen...." He then presents his upbringing in a "certain kind of old town" in great detail. He comments that these things are "all that spell reality in life to me" and that when he is apart from them, "everything becomes spurious & two-dimensional - vague fragments of a dream...." He concludes this discussion by saying, "That ethereal sense of identity with my own native & hereditary soil & institutions is the one essential condition of intellectual life... which I cannot do without. Like Antaeus of old, my strength depends on repeated contact with the soul of the Mother Earth that bore me."   Lovecraft then mentions "Weird Tales" publisher Farnsworth Wright saying, "Glad you've sent E&C [Ebony & Crystal] to Wright. He is by no means uncultivated or unappreciative personally, despite the bonehead policy he is forced to follow...." When Wright took over publication of "Weird Tales" in 1924, he did not publish many of Lovecraft's stories as Lovecraft had criticized Wright's own writing previously. Also mentioned is Hugh Rankin who was an illustrator for "Weird Tales," his first illustration having been published in 1927. "Glad Rankin has done something... like justice... he is really the best, by far of all the artists whom W.T. [Weird Tales] has ever had...."   The letter ends with a very Lovecraft type rant about a "devilish dental siege" Lovecraft is experiencing and then tells Smith that he will "show you any weird tales of mine as soon as they're written... You have probably received "The Recluse" containing my article. And tells him that "Cook is here...he likes your "Passing of Aphrodite" immensely. It is the first contribution to be accepted for the second issue of The Recluse..."   W. Paul Cook was a printer from Athol, Massachusetts and a publisher of amateur magazines. He published "The Vagrant" which ran from 1918 to 1927 and was a big encourager of Lovecraft submitting stories. His later magazine, "The Recluse," was published in only one issue, in 1927. Lovecraft's "Supernatural Horror in Literature" was published in this issue, along with stories by Smith, Wandrei and others. [See: "The Gernsback Days: A Study of the Evolution of Modern Science Fiction..., by Mike Ashley et al, pp. 115-116.]   Before he signs his initials, he thanks his correspondent for "that nameless head from the black planet, Yadoth." And, in a postscript on the top of the first page, in very Lovecraftian terms, he writes, "that new head has a particular & specific horror. It makes one feel uneasy... when inexplicable occurrences happen...". Paper is darkened with age, with one small hole visible in image slightly affecting text but all words are able to be read. The letter is partially published in Selected Letters (Arkham House) 301.

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        Photo - Rare Set of Glass Lantern Slides - Sennar Dam Construction

      Sudan, 1922. Sennar, Sudan, 1922-1926. Set of 39 photographic glass lantern slide views illustrating the construction of the Sennar Dam, each numbered and captioned "Sennar Dam" in manuscript. Contained in the four original cardboard boxes bearing the label of London's lantern slide publishers, Ilford Limited. Glass slides measure 8 x 8 cm. Boxes measures 9 x 9 cm. One glass plate cracked though not intrusive to image, otherwise the lot in very good original condition, striking images. The University of Santa Barbara Special Collections holds an album of 16 photographs of the Sennar Dam construction. A rare and spectacular set of lantern slide photographs memorializing one of the largest irrigation projects in the world - the Gezira Scheme - which was conceived and begun by colonial leaders while Sir Reginald Wingate was Governor-General of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Specifically showcasing the construction of the Sennar Dam [Sinnar Dam], these photographs show the magnitude of the project as it was underway. A corroborative English and Sudanese undertaking, labourers painstakingly cut through enormous rocks and toiled in high heat to erect the monumental structure, ultimately creating the cornerstone of the cotton industry which has sustained Sudan's economy ever since. Two images show engineering plans; thirty-seven are photographs of construction in progress. The Sinnar Dam is the oldest dam in Sudan. Still today over half of Sudan's agricultural production is reliant upon the water provided by the dam. Located approximately 300 kilometres south of Khartoum, and only 15 kilometres from Sennar, it is the reservoir that provides irrigation water. The Sennar Dam project was a successful undertaking to support for crop irrigation in the Al Jazirah region, which lies between the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The dam was the cornerstone of the Gezira Scheme, which also involved the creation of a network of canals. The Gezira Scheme was begun by the British while the area was governed as part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Reginald Wingate, then Governor-General of Sudan, had envisioned farmers growing wheat, but the direction was abandoned by colonial authorities for a more lucrative cash crop - cotton. Egyptian-type long staple cotton would be grown, which would provide a raw material for the British textile industry. Cotton had first been grown in the area in 1904. After many experiments with irrigation, 24 square kilometres was put under cultivation in 1914. Initially financed by the Sudan Plantations Syndicate in London, the British government later guaranteed capital to develop and sustain the scheme. Finally, after experiencing the lowest Nile flood in about 2 centuries, the Sennar Dam was constructed on the Blue Nile to provide a reservoir of water. Work on the dam first started in 1914, but was almost immediately interrupted by the outbreak of World War One. Construction began again in 1919, the contractors being the Sudan Construction Company, who carried on the work until 1921, when it became clear that the estimated costs would be considerably exceeded. Further funds were obtained and in 1922 the project continued. By diverting water from the Blue Nile through canals to tenant farms lying between the Blue and White Nile rivers, the completion of the dam in 1925 indeed spurred agricultural activity. Al Jazirah became Sudan's major agricultural region with more than 10,000 square kilometres under cultivation. Designed by Sir Murdoch MacDonald and built by British contractor, S Pearson & Sons Ltd., the structure is approximately 3 kilometres in length. English civil engineer Sir John Watson Gibson OBE (1885-1947) was Pearson's site agent. [Gibson played an instrumental role in the development of the water supply infrastructure in the former British Empire, and also in the design of Mulberry Harbour used in the Normandy landings.] Governor-General of the Sudan, Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer attended the official opening of the dam on January 21, 1926. Archer was enthusiastic about the massive scheme to dam the Blue Nile at Sennar so as to irrigate the Gezira plain for cotton cultivation. He described the plan as the application of "western science to native economic conditions". The project was nationalized by the government in 1950. Cotton production increased in the 1970s, but, as per Governor's Wingate's vision, by the 1990swheat production increased, and has supplanted at least one third of the land formerly seeded with cotton. . Very Good.

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        THE WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Boston 1922, LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF 750 COPIES

      Boston 1922, Houghton. Brown cloth over boards, corners and. spines worn, contents clean, color frontis plates in all,. 15 of 16 volumes, lacks vol. 13. SIGNED BY HEARN'S WIFE,. THE LARGE PAPER LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. A MOST FAMOUS AND COMPLETE SET OF HIS WRITINGS This set comprises Lafcadio Hearn's complete writings. It covers every title published until his untimely death in 1904. This is a work of major proportions, inclusive of his most moving and penetrating essays. * Finely printed, with color photographs by Charles S. Olcott. Issued in a LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. * TITLE CONTENTS OF EACH VOLUME: Vol.I: DIARY OF AN IMPRESSIONIST, CREOLE STORIES, CHINESE -GHOSTS. Vol.II: STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE, FANTASTICS & -OTHER FANCIES. Vol.III: TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES. Vol.IV: TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES, CHITA, YOUMA. Vol.V,VI: GLIMPSES OF UNFAMILIAR JAPAN. Vol.VII: OUT OF THE EAST, KOKORO. Vol.VII: GLEANINGS IN BUDDHA FIELDS, ROMANCE OF THE MILKY -WAY. Vol.IX: EXOTICS & RETROSPECTIVES, IN GHOSTLY JAPAN. Vol.X: SHADOWINGS, A JAPANESE MISCELLANY. Vol.XI: KOTTO, KWAIDAN. Vol.XII: JAPAN AN ATTEMPT AT INTREPRETATION. Vol.XIII-XV: LIFE AND LETTERS. [3 volumes] Vol.XVI: JAPANESE LETTERS. * This set was published to benefit the Koizumi-Hearn family members. CREOLE SKETCHES appears here for the first time. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: BAL: 7976 & 7977. * P.D. & I. Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.81-4. * Scans can be sent by email. Scans posted to our site are only binding samples, to see actual photos of any given edition in stock, please inquire for color images. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Bildnerei der Geisteskranken. Ein Beitrag zur Psychologie und Psychopathologie der Gestaltung.

      Springer Berlin 1922 ( Erste Ausgabe ) VIII, 361 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit 187 zum Teil farbigen Abbildungen im Text und auf 20 Tafeln vorwiegend aus der Bildersammlung der Psychiatrischen Klinik Heidelberg. Schlichter schwarzer OPappband, 4° ( 26 x 21 cm ). Der Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, ( obere Ecke des Vorderdeckels gestaucht ), der schmale Einbandrücken leicht angeplatzt. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand des seltenen Werkes in erster Ausgabe. ( Gewicht 1400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Prinzhorn, Geisteskrank, Geisteskranken, Bildnerei, Bildnis, Psychopathologie, Geistesgestört, Psychiatrie, Hans Prinzhorn

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        The Trembling of the Veil

      T.Werner Laurie, LTD., London 1922 - Green paper boards over white parchment. #513 of 1000 signed by Yeats. Boards edgeworn and moderately soiled. Paper worn through at bottom corner of front board. Tops of pages dusted. Dj moderately worn, soiled and chipped with tanning at borders. The paper label at spine is darkened. Internally clean with no alien signatures or notation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two nudes

      drawing in pencil c -24 signed 1922 - Dim 62 x 47 cms, signed 'AG van Velde'. For a similar drawing, see illustration 2 (p. 5) in the exhibition catalogue Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 1996, where probably the same model is depicted. Provenance: from the estate of a prominent Dutch art historian In fair condition, see photographs [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Scalp Dance of the Minatarres

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Ch. Vogel after Bodmer. Small marginal tears not affecting plate area. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.18) An important record of this energetic victory dance, executed by Bodmer during the winter of 1833-1834 when the travelers stayed at Fort Clark on the banks of the upper reaches of Missouri River. The Hidatsa's came to the fort twice to perform their scalp dance, once in February 1834 after a retaliatory raid against the Assiniboins, and again in April after a surprise attack on a Sioux camp. The figure shown center right is Máhchsi-Níhka (`Young War Eagle'), a deaf-mute who had played a prominent part in the raid against the Assiniboins. To the far left is Síh-Sä (`Red Feather'), a Mandan man who had been raised by the factor of Fort Clark, although he still has relatives in the village. The women play a principal role in the dance and have donned military attire, painted their faces like warriors, carried weapons and displayed scalp trophies. Musical accompaniment is provided by the men with the drums and rattles. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Peter Whiffle His Life And Works

      New York: Alfred A Knopf. NF/VG. 1922. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing in 1st printing DJ of author's first novel. SIGNED by the author on the front end page: 'Sincerely, Carl Van Vechten.' The Near Fine book is bound in a brown and tan decorative paper over boards binding, with a light tan cloth spine with a paper title label. It is straight, clean and tightly bound with no handwriting or soiling. There are some small, faint tanning spots to the spine cloth. The paper-covered boards have a bit of edgewear to the corners, and the publisher stained black upper page edges has a small scratch and slight fading next to the spine. The price intact original DJ is in Very Good condition. The text on the DJ is intact - surprising since there's a 'lot' of text (front, back and a publisher mailing list form on the back flap). There are narrow edge chips at fold ends ranging in size from 1/4" to 3/4" (the one at the upper back spine fold), a touch of edgewear, and a partially open narrow tear just inside the back flap fold. Where there is no missing material the tears have been stablized by clear tape on the reverse side at some time in the past. There is also mild age toning around the edges of the front/back panels ('much' less toning than it looks like in my scans), plus a couple of small thumb smudges - one each front/back - and a small amount of surface rubbing at the spine ends. The DJ is now protected by removable clear mylar. Unusual to find the 1st printing of this early title author-signed, with or without the 1st printing DJ. ; 7-1/4" x 5-3/8"; 247 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Astbury, Whieldon, and Ralph Wood Figures, and Toby Jugs Collected by Captain R.K. Price. Limited Edition

      London John Lane - The Bodley Head 1922. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light corner wear. Neat signature of a previous owner on title page. Teg Edition limited to 500 copies Brown hardback cloth cover 300mm x 220mm (12" x 9"). 140pp. B/w and colour plates.

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        Rovering To Success. Life Sport for Young Men.

      London: Herbert Jenkins. 1922, 1922. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's olive green cloth titled and ruled in black to spine and front board. Pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated in colour by Frank Wright. Page edges toned else fine. Jacket has a few chips and rubs, with a tear at the spine joining front panel. A handsome copy of a scarce item, dealing most handily with all the dreadful things that can assail a young chap and arrest his manly development, topics covered include Wine, Humbugs, Irreligion and of course...Women.

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        Les Mammifères de l'Eocène inférieur français et leurs gisements

      1922 - 116, (2)pp., et 8 planches Paris, Masson, 1922, in-4, 116, (2)pp, et 8 planches accompagnées de 8 serpentes explicatives imprimées, exemplaire broché, couverture bleu imprimée en noir (haut insolé), Edition originale de la thèse de Teilhard de Chardin soutenue, comme l'indique une date tamponnée sur la couverture et la page de titre, le 22 mars 1922, devant une commission d'examen composée de MM. Haug, Rabaud et Combes. En étudiant des mammifères de l'époque géologique de l'Eocène inférieur (-55,8 millions d'années à -48,6 millions d'année), Teilhard de Chardin souhaite apporter des réponses au problème de l'origine des mammifères placentaires. En appendice, l'auteur ajoute une étude sur quelques formes archaïques nouvelles de Phosphorites du Quercy. Les 8 planches de phototypies reproduisent les ossements fossiles étudiés. Teilhard de Chardin, après avoir enseigné la physique et la chimie entre 1905 et 1908, débute des études de paléontologie et de géologie au début des années 1910 jusqu'à obtenir sa licence en 1920 puis le grade de docteur ès Sciences Naturelles en 1922. Les écrits de cet infatigable curieux de l'humanité, philosophe, scientifique et jésuite, développent une riche et troublante interrogation sur les origines et l'évolution de toutes les espèces vivantes, en particulier du ce qu’il nomme, le "phénomène humain". Rare thèse, en parfait état, d'un des grands penseurs du XXe siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amazing 6-piece archive of notes written and initialed by Thomas Edison, concerning the Edison Service Record Club, one of the first record clubs established

      Orange, New Jersey, Sept - Dec 1922. Various. "Archive of six letters to Thomas Alva Edison from B. Wolnitzky, a laboratory assistant, all concerning problems with the Edison Service Record Club, and all with autograph notations by Edison: 1 Autograph Note with 61 words in Edison's hand, 1p., 8.5"" x 11"", in pencil, responding to a typed memorandum signed by B. Wolnitzky, Orange, New Jersey, September 12, 1922. Memo concerns the problems Wolnitzky foresees with the Mail Order Edison Service Record Club and the fact that some members might substitute other records for those sent, Edison responds in part, ""We have a full account for 6 months of the substitution of records & stolen Etc & find it amounts to 8% of the total per year or 19- This is not serious & I cannot see how it is to be avoided even if we mark them Red.""2 Autograph Endorsement Signed, ""J V Miller - / OK TAE?, in pencil, 1p., 8.5"" x 11"", Orange, New Jersey, September 13, 1922. Typed memorandum signed by B. Wolnitzky explaining why he needs all accounting information pertaining to the cost of ""mail order home service clubs,"" from J. V. Miller (Edison employee and also Edison's brother-in-law, brother of Edison's second wife MIna) and asking for Edison's approval in writing, which Edison provides. Edison signs his initials with the umbrella 'T'. 3 Autograph Note Signed ?Edison? to Wolnitzky, in pencil, 1p., 8.5"" x 11"", Orange, New Jersey. October 30, 1922. 1p. On a typed, unsigned memorandum from one of his managers concerning the answers to a survey of dealers on ""why some owners are not in Clubs; the unsatisfactory condition on order deliveries; the average record stock per dealer and the preference of Owners for popular music."" Edison responds, .""Put on desk / show this to Wolnitzky / Wolnitzky / see me / Edison4 Autograph Note Signed ?E?, with 31 words in his hand, in pencil, 1p., 8.5"" x 11"". November 11, 1922. On a typed memorandum addressed to Mr. B. A. Bailey, Sales Experimental Department, from and signed by B.Wolnitzky to which Thomas Edison was copied. Wolnitzky writes concerning salesmen for the Edison Service Record Club misrepresenting their product, telling owners or potential owners of Edison record players that the records are free. Edison responds, ""I think a letter should be got up by you which I can send to my Salesmen teachers [.] I am sending out also to Bailey so he can warn his men-""5 Autograph Note Signed ?E? with 29 words in his hand, in pencil, on top of page one of a 2.5.p. handwritten memorandum, 5"" x 8"", signed by B. Wolnitzky, November 26, 1922. Wolnitsky suggests it would be more profitable to explain the record clubs to dealers by letter than by using salesmen. Edison responds, ""Denver Dry G Co are jobbers / Wolnitzky I believe you have not understood me in this whole business as I infer from your conversation and this - see me - E6 Autograph Endorsement Signed, ?OK TAE?, in pencil, 1.5p., 8.5"" x 11"", December 7, 1922. On Wolnitzky?s handwritten memorandum concerning ""salesmen who will stay in our employ in the cafeteria plan, with $40. =Forty Dollars p. week."" Interestingly, Wolnitsky also encloses a card of ""Miss M. Merritt who has been four years in our Organization and who was taken over by me under the condition that if her work was properly done she would get $30.00/00 (Thirty Dollar p. week[)] . Enclosed are four mentioned re rating cards for your signature in case you find She's O.K."" Edison responds, ""OK TAE""Toning and light edge wear, mostly near fine condition."

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        Explorations in the Easrern Kara-Koram and the Upper Yarkand Valley

      Government of India, Dehra Dun 1922 - narrative of the report of the survey of India detachment with the DeFilippi Scientific expedition 1914. Printed at the office of the trigonometrical survey. 42 pp, ill., panoramas, 29 lithographed plates and two folding maps inserted in rear pocket. The Depsand Plateau, upper Yarkand River, march to Suget, Yarkand Valley, and journey to Europe. Notes regarding the disused routes of the Kora-Koram. Large format. VG to VG+. Internally nice. There is a splash of dark ink on the top front cover (about 1 1/2 inches x 1 inch. Soiling on board edges. Better than vg but not quite vg+. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Märchen von Gockel und Hinkel. Mit 13 (davon 5 ganzseit.) Orig.-Radierungen von Felix Meseck.

      München, Drei Masken Verlag 1922 - 105, (3) S., OPgmt. Makelloses Exemplar im Schuber (nur dieser mit Läsuren) mit Pergamentkanten. Rodenberg 448.6. * 6. Obelisk-Druck. Eins von 70 (ges. 340) römisch numer. Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, in der sämtliche Radierungen u. der Druckvermerk von Meseck signiert wurden. Im wunderschönen, handgebundenen Vorzugs-Einband: Ganzpergamentbd. mit fünf durchgezogenen Pergamentbünden, Deckelillustration, goldgepr. Lederrückenschild, Kopfgoldschnitt u. handgestochenen Kapitalen. - Der Text (nach der älteren, erst nach Brentanos Tod veröffentlichten Fassung) wurde aus der Original Unger-Fraktur gesetzt, gedruckt auf Zanders-Bütten mit Wasserzeichen. Sehr schöner Pressendruck mit Radierungen eines völlig zu Unrecht heute kaum noch bekannten Künstlers. - Beiliegt ein auf Bütten gedruckter Zettel: "Handschuhe und Bücher sind Feinde. Obelisk-Drucke und Handschuhe aber Todfeinde". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Novels.

      London: J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd.,, 1922. With illustrations by Charles E. Brock. 6 volumes, octavo (180 x 120 mm). Bound for Scroll Club in crushed purple morocco, raised bands, titles to compartments gilt, top edges and turn-ins gilt, purple linen endpapers. Colour frontispiece to each volume, 90 similar plates in all. Spines slightly darkened, margins of text blocks gently toned, light dampstains to top and fore margins of final 3 leaves of Mansfield Park, text block of Emma cracked between half-title and frontispiece but firm. An excellent set. An attractively bound set of the charmingly illustrated novels, first published with Brock's illustrations between 1907 and 1909. C. E. Brock (1870?-1938) first appeared as an illustrator of Jane Austen for Macmillan's 1895-7 series, though he illustrated only Pride and Prejudice, with Hugh Thomson illustrating the other five titles. That series appeared in black and white, which better suited Thomson's skilful use of line. A decade later J. M. Dent, realising Brock's potential as a colourist, commissioned him to redo the Pride and Prejudice suite in colour, and also to create colour illustrations for the other five Austen titles. The colourful costumes and interior decor depicted here are reputedly accurate to the Regency period, as Charles Brock and his brother Henry collected antique furniture and clothing so that their friends and relations could model for the artists in their Cambridge studio.

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        THE WRITINGS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Boston 1922, LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF 750 COPIES

      Boston 1922, Houghton. Three quarter blue Morocco over blue. cloth, 16 volumes, top gilt, bright, clean, very nice copy.. Signed & sealed by Mrs. Setsuko Hearn Koizumi, Hearn's wife.. FIRST LARGE PAPER LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. A MOST FAMOUS AND COMPLETE SET OF HIS WRITINGS This set comprises Lafcadio Hearn's complete writings. It covers every title published until his untimely death in 1904. This is a work of major proportions, inclusive of his most moving and penetrating essays. * Finely printed, with color photographs by Charles S. Olcott. Issued in a LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. * TITLE CONTENTS OF EACH VOLUME: Vol.I: DIARY OF AN IMPRESSIONIST, CREOLE STORIES, CHINESE -GHOSTS. Vol.II: STRAY LEAVES FROM STRANGE LITERATURE, FANTASTICS & -OTHER FANCIES. Vol.III: TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES. Vol.IV: TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES, CHITA, YOUMA. Vol.V,VI: GLIMPSES OF UNFAMILIAR JAPAN. Vol.VII: OUT OF THE EAST, KOKORO. Vol.VII: GLEANINGS IN BUDDHA FIELDS, ROMANCE OF THE MILKY -WAY. Vol.IX: EXOTICS & RETROSPECTIVES, IN GHOSTLY JAPAN. Vol.X: SHADOWINGS, A JAPANESE MISCELLANY. Vol.XI: KOTTO, KWAIDAN. Vol.XII: JAPAN AN ATTEMPT AT INTREPRETATION. Vol.XIII-XV: LIFE AND LETTERS. [3 volumes] Vol.XVI: JAPANESE LETTERS. * This set was published to benefit the Koizumi-Hearn family members. CREOLE SKETCHES appears here for the first time. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: BAL: 7976 & 7977. * P.D. & I. Perkins: LAFCADIO HEARN A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WRITINGS: p.81-4. * Scans can be sent by email. Scans posted to our site are only binding samples, to see actual photos of any given edition in stock, please inquire for color images. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Babbitt

      New York; (1922): Harcourt, Brace & Co. First Edition. Octavo. First Issue with points on p. 49. The story of a man, his family and his one great friendship. He is a person, much like ourselves but something surprising and dramatic happens to George Babbitt?401pp., (6)pp. publisher's ads. bound in dark blue cloth lettered and blocked in orange, some soiling to covers. A good copy in clipped dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and crease of front flap, old tape mends to underside of jacket.

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        The Judge.

      London: Hutchinson & Co., [1922] - Octavo. Original red boards, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine a little faded, faint foxing to extremities, tips lightly bumped. An excellent, bright copy in the scarce jacket with some light wear and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression of the author's second novel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Mémorial des glaces et entremets de cuisine et pâtisserie

      Paris, chez Lacam 1922 - In-4°, broché, couv. imprimée (illustrée des différentes espèces de cacao en 4ème de couv.), XIX pp., 1 f., 912 pp 6ème édition (revue et augmentée par le gendre de P. Lacam) de cet ouvrage de référence sur la fabrication des glaces, boissons, entremets, petits-fours, gaufres, confitures, gaufrettes, conserves de fruits, jus, purées, pains d'épices etc. (3000 recettes au total) Portrait de l'auteur en frontispice et illustrations en noir dans le texte BEL EXEMPLAIRE pratiquement exempt de rousseurs

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        Schiffsmodell Dampfer *S.S. Pallas* der Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (später Schmidt&Hansen Reederei)

      - Vollmodell des Dampfers *Pallas* der Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft, verso mit dem Vermerk *S.S. Pallas, 1922-1923, gedient als Schiffsjunge*. Das Modell ca. 1930-1940 gebaut, in einem verglasten Holzkasten. Modellgröße 45 x 19 cm ( Länge x Höhe (Masthöhe) ). Der verglaste alte Holzkasten mit den Abmessungen: 55x 29 x 12 cm ( Länge x Höhe x Tiefe ). Der Holzkasten mit Beschädigungen (es fehlen 2 Zierleisten ), stärker fleckig, etwas bestoßen. Die Verglasung stärker angeschmutzt und etwas erblindet, ansonsten alles in allem recht guter Zustand. ( Bitte beachten: Leider kein Versand möglich wegen Bruchgefahr - bitte Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport ). ( Gewicht ca. 6000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Catálogo da importante e preciosissima livraria que pertenceu aos notaveis escritores e bibliofilos Condes de Azevedo e de Samodães . Introduction by A. Braamcamp Freire.

      Porto, Empresa Literária e Tipográfica, 1921-1922. - Many illustrations of title pages, some printed in red and black. (6 ll.), 690 pp., (1 l.); (5 ll.), 870 pp., (1 l.), illustrated. 2 vols. Folio (25.5 x 19.5 cm.), later twentieth-century green quarter morocco over marbled boards, spines gilt with raised bands in five compartments, gilt lettering in second and fourth compartments, top edges tinted green, other edges uncut, original printed wrappers bound in. In very good to fine condition. Priced, including names of many buyers. 2 vols. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of one of the most important and most useful of Portuguese auction catalogues. It includes collations for all items, many with elaborate descriptions of the contents of preliminary and supplementary leaves. Portuguese auction catalogues of this epoch were far superior to the ones then produced anywhere else in the world, and the present sale catalogue marks the high point. Consisting of 3,722 lots, the sale began on 23 May 1921; the second part began on 20 November 1922.---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 972-3. SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Remarkable Hills on the upper Missouri

      [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922. Aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer. Tear to upper margin just touching plate area. From the scarce Leipzig edition printed from the original copper-plates. Limited in number, the prints from the Leipzig edition are more scarce than, and compare favorably to, the first edition. (David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint/Spring 85, p.18) A composite plate made up from nine separate views, but with plain borders between each image. Numbered in the plate from 1 to 9 they were all sketched during the journey up river aboard the 60-foot keelboat Flora. Prince Maximilian and his party left Fort Union on 6 July and eventually arrived at Fort McKenzie on 9 August 1833 traveling through a number of different regions including the Mauvaises Terres and the Stone Walls (e.g. Nos. 2, 6 and others in the present composite, an area that Maximilian wrote of as `the most interesting part of the whole course of the Missouri'), also included are images of formations now known as Dike and Citadel Rock (nos. 4 and 5). Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Chilton Automotive Directory, January 1922

      Philadelphia: Chilton, 1922. Thick Large Octavo. 1130p. Advertises Index. One of the rarest of the early Chilton directories. To illustrate its scarcity the Smithsonian only has the 1921 and 1923. It does not appear in the holdings of C H Motor Car Library. The New York Public Library has the 1913-1921 volumes but does not show the 1922 edition. Besides being the "car collector bible" for knowing the manufactures of parts and many images, it also lists the local trade organizations (most of which no longer exist). Pages 935-958 list the Table of Serial Numbers both for Passenger and Commercial Cars. The last 180 pages detail exact measurements for carburetor, ball and roller bearing tables, brake lining specifications, etc. Bound in orange cloth lettered in black, spine lettering black, some soiling to covers, inner hinges re-enforced with cloth tape. A good copy of this scarce directory.

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        Group of Love Letters to Flora Temple Lash, whom he married, with sketches and related ephemera

      - 20 letters, 59 pages, several letters illustrated with sketches, letters dated 1922-1941, the bulk from 1923-1924, with 9 pencil and pen sketches, 17 printed and manuscript ephemeral items, including: exhibition lists, catalogs and price lists, Christmas cards designed and printed by the artist, the ephemera dates from 1912-1941, with nine snapshot photographs, plus accompanying negatives. Collection of love letters from Albert Sterner, an academically trained artist, painter, draughtsman and print-maker, who as an older married man, at the age of 60, seems to have fallen hard for the younger Flora Temple Lash. Sterner divorced his first wife and later married Flora. The letters discuss Sterner¿s artistic life and his relationship with Flora. [March 14, 1923] New York, to Flora Temple Lash, Philadelphia ¿Darling! If ever in my life I did what I longed not to do it was then when the door closed last night and I left you. I crossed the wet street and looked up at your windows but you were busy ¿ undressing ¿ going in your little bed where but a moment before you had lain beside me. It was heavenly sweet that quiet embrace ¿ It was so close so dear so deep ¿ The silences of it are still in my memory! I got a lower berth on the 1215 and went to bed and stayed there till 7 this morning I slept fitfully ¿ had breakfast at the Pennsylvania Station and got here long before Norah arrived. I have been working on and off at the etching scraping out a large place ¿ it is arduous the cutting of the copper ¿ So I am not sending you a proof till the thing is corrected ¿ and Jules just came with another photograph of your drawing ¿ but it is worse than the other so tomorrow he will do it again. ¿¿ [October 1, 1923] New York, to Flora Temple Lash, Philadelphia ¿Dear Love! I have thought of you all through this day ¿ Now it is night ¿ and I long for you so I might kiss your dear eyes and just hear your lovely voice say ¿Albert¿ No one says it like you do, no one! Even over the phone when you are many miles away it bears me to your love ¿ and I love it. I had dinner alone at the Arts Club, for the Players Kitchen is out of commission and we go next door and eat among the old ladies ¿ they are all old ladies there men and women ¿ This morning I printed a beautiful proof from my plate ¿the mask¿ or ¿Now Unmask¿ which title do you prefer. It is really a beautiful proof. I am more & more mad about etching and I find out more wonderful things about it every hour. It is much more precious than lithography and much more difficult and longer to make and so one loves it more. It is more uncertain too and has more mystery. I want you to see this proof, so if you don¿t come to New York at the end of the week I will bring it to show you and will try to print from your plate reading too. ¿ A mad idea has been in my head of renting my studio and going to stay in Vermont ¿ so I would not have to earn so much money and could go on etching ¿ but it is only an idea and may never materialize. ¿¿ [Jan 7 1924] New York to Flora Temple Lash, Philadelphia ¿Dearest Love! ¿ All this week every evening till Saturday I have to play the little Pirandello Play ¿ and on Monday the 14 ¿ I begin the portrait of Mr. Tyler at Elkins Park. I shall go to Philad. Sunday the other two drawings they ordered are to be done later. Tyler wrote that they loved the boy¿s portrait. On the 17th I lecture at the Fellowship. Did you get the photographs & get them to Mary Butler? And on the 19th I give my lecture on drawing here at the Anderson ¿¿ June 27, 1924, Binghamton, New York to Flora T. Lash, Philadelphia ¿My Beloved ¿ First how are you? You dear ¿ I hope quite better and feeling allright. I never like to see you suffering. It

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        A History of the Inquisition. Fine set of eight volumes, 1922, in dust jackets.

      New York: Macmillan, 1922 - 8vols, 8vo (8¾ x 6). A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, (3 vols); A History of the Inquisition of Spain, (4 vols); The Inquisition in the Spanish Dependencies, (1 vol). Original gilt lettered blue cloth in original printed dust jackets. Near fine clean bright set with slight occasional spots of foxing in good to near fine dust jackets )but for the jacket for vol 2 of the Middle Ages which is tattered & lacks most of the back panel). H6777 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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